The Braves called up Bryse Wilson, their third starter who is under 21 years old (Soroka, Allard) and 4th player (Acuña).  Mean’s while, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. just collected his 3,000th minor league hit.  By the time Vlad Jr. is called up, he will be Vlad Sr.’s brother.  Didja you know in Latin America junior is a term of endearment like when you call that old lady in your family ‘aunt’ even though she’s unrelated?  That’s why so many Jr.’s get to their 2nd year of pro ball and drop the junior.  Right, Raul Mondesi Jr.?  Any hoo!  The Braves called up yet another gorgeous, young prospect.  “That’s what I love about these Braves starters, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.” — Matthew McConaughey seeing Bryse Wilson.  Prospector Ralph just gave you his Bryse Wilson fantasy.  He’s also in his top 500 fantasy baseball prospects.  Previously, he said, “A 4th rounder in 2016, Bryse Wilson rode his plus sinking fastball to one of the bigger breakouts of 2017.  His four-seamer sits 92-95 with sink, and commands it extremely well.  His secondaries are far more raw with a power 12-6 curve, and a fringe changeup.  Speaking of Wilson, I’d like to spike Grey like a volleyball.”  Okay, not cool!  Yesterday, Wilson went 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, as the Braves bumped everyone in their rotation back a day.  The big thing that struck me about Bryse is he looks like he’s been doing it for years (which could be said of the other young Braves players).  About to call him Poyse Wilson.  Seems weird to call him up to just send him back to the minors, so gotta expect him to stay up.  In shallower redrafts, I’d view Wilson as a streamer, but I did grab him in two mixed league redrafts.  He’s obviously a decent keeper in deep leagues (10.8 K/9, 0.9 BB/9 in only 20 Triple-A innings), especially now that’s he’s up with rest of the Braves’ Poyse of Summer.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dan Winkler – 1 IP, 0 ER, recorded his 2nd save, ERA at 2.61.  A.J. Minter Amber Heard’d the bed on Saturday, and there might be a change afoot in the Braves’ bullpen.  Not to be confused with Change Afoot, who was a circus performer who walked on hot coals.  If you’re looking for saves, I would grab Winkler.

Chris Archer – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.91 with the Pirates, and left early, tweaking his leg.  I watched this game to see Bryse, while suffering through Archer.  Imagine someone did a montage of all of Fernando Rodney’s archery moves combined with a nine-minute, seven-pitch single — that’s Archer.

Starling Marte – Benched for a lack effort.  Geez, is my mom managing the Pirates now?  Yo, moms, you a momanager of the Pirates?  Are their uniform colors a problem too?  Geez, leave me alone, mother!

Brandon Nimmo – Hit the DL with a bruised index finger.  For ten days, he won’t be giving any pointers.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  This start was at home vs. the Giants, i.e., they don’t need Sandoval for a cakewalk.

Dereck Rodriguez – Will return on Friday from the DL to face the Rangers, which is a solid matchup.  Fun fact!  Dereck is how Shock G sounds out the bass groove in The Humpty Dance.

Derek Holland – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.75.  The Stream-o-Nator liked Holland yesterday vs. the Mets, but, between being shook by Pivetta vs. the Mets, and not trusting Holland, I didn’t start him.  SON has crazy shine on Holland for his next start too.  Like the Nazis, I could kinda take or leave Holland.

Kenley Jansen – 1 IP, 2 ER, allowing back-to-back homers for the first time in his career, as he returned from the DL, ERA at 2.44.  If he’s breaking hearts, I’m sure he’d prefer it be the fans’.

Alex Wood – 4 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  The Dodgers might want to start calling this guy an opener and tag team him with Maeda.  Though, you could get in trouble opening with Wood.

Jose Martinez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .309.  Wow, Cards new manager, Shildt, is pulling all the right strings.  Wait, his string pulling is starting one of the Cards’ best hitters who he originally benched?  Oh, yeah, smart.

Stephen Gonsalves – 1 1/3 IP, 4 ER, as he was called up.  He was also on Prospector Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects.  Prospector Ralph said just the other day, “After digging around a little, there’s some stuff to be concerned with. First, swinging strikes, over the 23 starts he’s made on the season, less than half have seen him tally double digit swinging strike totals. The next issue is the amount of strikes he’s getting looking. That’s telling of two things, one good, the other bad. He’s either completely fooling people with his changeup or curveball, unlikely, but possible, both flash plus. Or, the more likely scenario, he much like Jalen Beeks before him, is a benefactor of the slightly more generous black of a minor league strike zone. There’s still a lot to like with Gonsalves, he has two above average secondaries in his curveball and changeup, as well as a lower velocity fastball with reportedly good spin.  If only we could spin Grey’s head off his body.”  Hey!  For what it’s Werth, I watched Gonsalves and Bryse and came away a lot more impressed with Bryse.  Plus, good team in NL East vs. bleh team in the AL.

Jake Cave – 1-for-3,3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games.  Well, he has more power than Joe Mauer.  Though, that’s underselling Joe Mauer’s charisma.  More women in the Minnesota area wear sweaters with Mauer’s face knitted on their bosoms, and that’s what’s important — Mauer sweater puppies.  As for Cave, he does appear to be a hot schmotato.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Twins bats are hot or White Sox pitching is terrible?  Let’s see today, when the immoveable force meets the Kopechable object.

Matt Davidson – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.   April Grey, “Do I go Davidson or Christian Villanueva?  Davidson or Villanueva?!  Villanueva or Davidson?!  Thank God I’m not prone to male pattern baldness, because this question is going to expand my forehead!”  August Grey, “Maybe I’ll grab Jake Cave.”

Lucas Giolito – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.08.  He hasn’t been good in his career, but Giolito’s now strung together two Quality Starts!  OH MY GOD!!!

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-3 and his 28th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Glad to see him get going again after a slow start to the 2nd half.  Eugenio, you have to shade in that gorgeous 1st half picture you were drawing.  Good shade, not bad shade.

Phillip Ervin – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, which have come in only 45 games.  That sounded better in my head before I wrote it.  Scott Schebler is rumored to return at some point this week too, and stop pulling a Kotchman.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer.  I prolly put this together subconsciously, but I just realized something.  The Brewers traded for Moistasskiss and Schoop, so they could bench Shaw, and Shaw is having a better season than both of them.  *insert blinking white guy meme*

Mike Fiers – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  I wonder if Fiers is related to my rap alter ego, B-Fire.  You can see today’s video for his latest verses.  As for Fiers, I stopped trying to fight climate change, and have embraced Fiers everywhere.  No idea what the Stream-o-Nator says about him, not even sure of his next start, but I’m all in.  Don’t be the one guy who loses his league just because he thought it was cute he could name his team, We Didn’t Start The Fiers.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4 and his 37th homer.  You know what pisses me off?  Don’t guess!  I’m going to tell you!  The people who chat in the draft room in March shizz like, “Great value on so-and-so.”  You said great value on Kris Bryant!  You had no idea in March who was going to be great value!  So just stop!  Am I guilty of this?  Prolly, yeah, so I can’t get mad?  You telling me I can’t get mad pisses me off too!  I need a goddamn spiritualist!

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  The lucky fan who caught his 1st career home run ball was kind enough to return it to Laureano, and then Laureano autographed it and threw the ball 18 miles to the fan’s home.  What a guy.  Laureano had 14 HRs, 11 SBs and a .297 average in Triple-A this year in only 64 games.  He was a guy who had real shine on him at one point, and is still young enough (24), but he could hit .175 if he keeps striking out at a 38% rate.

Marwin Gonzalez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I feel like I’ve been cyclops’ing Marwin to get hot all year.  Maybe now’s the time.  I don’t know.  I’m still mad about the guy telling me in March it was great value to get Kris Bryant!

Robinson Cano – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Cano is back!  Dot dot dot.  To a guy who could hit 5 homers the rest of the way and be out-fantasy valued by Jonathan Villar.

Edwin Encarnacion – Expects to return this week.  If you’re reading this next week, I hope this makes no sense and he’s already back.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games, third homer in five games and fourth homer in the last eight games, and replaced midway through the game by Brandon Guyer, who is more man than Ray Guy.  Not sure why Melky was replaced, guessing for defense.  If so, then Melky’s one of the hottest schmotatoes in the land.

Greg Allen – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He’s supposed to be for SAGNOF — GregNOF? — with a full season of at-bats, Allen could steal 35-40 bags.

Michael Brantley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .302.  This was only the 15th time in the Indians’ history all three starting outfielders homered.  No Indians outfield will ever be as famous as the 1998 group of Chief David Justice, Kenny “Three-Sack-jawea” Lofton and Geronimo Berroa.

Chris SaleRed Sox said Sale won’t return when first eligible.  Adding, “We don’t care about your H2H playoffs.”

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.14.  Hey, his xFIP in yesterday’s game was 4.23, and is 3.82 on the year.  Lowercase yay!  *raspberries lips*  That makes me feel great!

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer, and three homers in two days.  It’s as painful to me to say Morales is a hot schmotato as it is to see a dad with an apron that reads, “Developing the apps,” but here we are.

Renato Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .246.  He used to be the “next power-hitting A’s 3rd baseman,” but when he refused to change his name to Rematto, he had to go.  He did hit 32 homers one year in Triple-A, but he might hit .220.

Mark Trumbo – Hit the DL with knee inflammation.  In related news, a Colorado baker refused to make a cake for Trumbo’s knee.

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
4 years ago

NL only. bote about to lose playing time, just added him when nimmo went out. OBP over AVG, total bases added
C ramos
1B freeman (3B)
2B dozier
SS gone varnish (2B)
3B longo
MI legs mcneil
CI b.anderson
OF (4) harper, marte party, rhysus (1B), thames (1B)
util (1) bote
BN harrison (2B/3B/OF)
DL nimmo
options: duggar, hanson, jankowski, kike, one of the mehlins, riddle, discombobulated dean, ortega,

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

With Tanaka, Berrios and Kopech all starting for me I figured I might wind up with at least one win tonight. Luckily I did–thanks to Boxberger. Crazy night.

PS: Am I the only one who didn’t know Boxberger’s coach called him “Ice Box?”

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: Ugh. So after proclaiming that Osuna would now be the closer, Hinch brings him in for the 8th, where he gets Kazam’d and Rondon enters afterward for the save. WTF?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: MF’ing ass! i just dropped rondon in a spot from having too many closers, but good lord if he’s still closing he’s on by far the best team for saves out of all the guys i have (had) could FAAB him back.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

@For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron: this is soooo much worse than normal bullpening managers, as this cunt straight up lied less than 12 hours ago. there’s spots where you don’t KNOW what’s going on so you don’t drop anybody yet, here he literally went out of his way to lie about this, just today

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding

@For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron: Yeah, it’s so bizarre. He could have just said nothing, but he went out of his way to call Osuna the closer. I think he hates fantasy managers.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: he’s trolling both us and osuna for sure.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 years ago

Which Chapman replacement are you picking up? Betances? Britton? Robertson?

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Justin Ralph
4 years ago

@Justin Ralph: it should be betances, he’s far better than britton all year and more often gotten the 8th inning.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Lets talk injuries: Yesterday, AJ Minter was battling a back injury and is hopeful to be back tomorrow, but who knows… then there’s speculation that Posey is going to have season ending surgery very soon (though he says he’s playing tomorrow), and now Jose Abreu who was finally breaking out of his season long slump is sidelined for 2 weeks after surgery to his abs… C’mon man!!! Oh and that’s on top of Bauer getting hurt.

I thought only Fantasy Football had injury avalanches like this

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

@Grey: My bats have taken the first 2 nights of the week off – 8/58 for a .138 BA and .167 OBP and naturally 0 HRs… pitching though has been real shiny so far with Gausman leading the way

greggpatenaude
greggpatenaude
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

lance lynn or matt boyd ros? thanks mate

greggpatenaude
greggpatenaude
Reply to  greggpatenaude
4 years ago

tyler o’neill or eduardo escobar?>

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

E. Rosario or J. Uptown for ROS?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Wilson
4 years ago

@Wilson: Isn’t Uptown hurt?

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung:
Typo in mobile, should be Upton.

E. Rosario or J. Upton for ROS?

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Wilson
4 years ago

OOPS just saw Upton is in DL now.. seems obviously.. thanks.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  William Hung
4 years ago

@William Hung: uptown doesn’t sound very hurt though. probably still rosario, as not that many weeks left.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
4 years ago

guessing pillar over bader for now? just overall production in OBP, hits, total bases league. have whit/odor/yelich/puig so i already am a good steals team (14 teamer here h2h)

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Hey Grey, Hope you’re doing well and thanks for a great column once again!

I ‘d like to speculate on Eloy getting the call, but I can’t seem to figure out how I should go about it, if at all. My roster is currently T. Ward, C. Santana, Merrifield, Arenado, Bregman, Cain, Peralta, S. Marte, Cruz, and Odor plus Morton, Clevinger, Ryu, Eflin, Gibson, Gray, Gonzales, Marquez, Kimbrel, Norris, Treinen, Leclerc, and J. Hicks. I have Trout and Stripling on the DL.

A. When Trout comes off the DL, I would kick a batter off the ship – who should it be? Even though I know it shouldn’t be Marte, I’ve been pretty frustrated with his situation since I acquired him via trade (right after he got hit on his hand)… he shouldn’t be kicked off right?

B. When Stripling comes off the DL, I’m thinking of just keeping him in the DL spot as long as I can in anticipation of his return to the rotation. In the case I do activate him, who would get kicked out? Gibson, Marquez, Gonzales Eflin?

C. Adding to the context of A and B, I have 2nd place locked up with a longshot for 1st. I will have a bye in the first week of our H2H playoffs. OK, finally getting back to Eloy: Should I snap him up early to wait and see if he can make an impact in the playoffs? Is it worth the risk of exposing whichever player(s) I would have to drop to get him plus activate Trout and/or Stripling? I’m guessing I shouldn’t be holding on so tightly to guys like Marquez, Gonzales, and Gibson, but the waiver wire has been pretty thin when it comes to starting pitching…

D. OK, maybe I should just drop J. Hicks to roster Eloy…

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Shoe
4 years ago

@The Shoe: if this is a saves only league hicks ain’t doing much for you. holding strip in DL till LAD fake DL somebody else is a good idea.

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  The Harrow
4 years ago

@The Harrow: It’s a saves and holds league… but yah, it’s not as if J. Hicks is anywhere close to a Hader…

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Shoe
4 years ago

@The Shoe: saves + holds or saves and holds sold separately? if you want HOLDS alone hicks is good to have of course, and your only holds guy.

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  The Harrow
4 years ago

@The Harrow: It’s a points leauge where saves are 4 pts and holds are 2 pts. I’ve been taking advantage of Hicks’ SP/RP eligibility to squeeze in more points.

Thanks for the help Harrow!

The Shoe
The Shoe
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: A. Yah thanks for sanity check. So who gets the boot? Peralta? Odor?

B. 12 teamer – waiver wire consists of guys like Cobb, DeSclafini, Barria, Holland, Freeland, plus some callups like Toussaint and B. Wilson (who’s not even staying up it appears).

E. Who do you like more between T. Ward and D. Jansen at catcher? Does T. Ward’s presumably greater playing time give him the edge?

I’ll just kick Hicks for now.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

Feel like I was right to bench him, but watch Eovaldi hurl a gem here.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: No gem to be found

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Coming into tonight, of hitters with at least 250 PA, who leads MLB in Babip?

Been watching Mr. Mercedes, and it’s a good show. You seen it?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: The answer to the Babip question: Austin Jackson with an unearthly .444.

I had seen the ads for Mr. Mercedes and wasn’t too interested. I’m definitely into it now.

I’ve heard of Shooter, I’ll check it out at some point.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I hate to spoil this for you, but it probably won’t. You know, due to him being Austin Jackson and all.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Well now I feel bad.

I’ve been a real batting average Grinch lately. Having someone make up 11 pts in batting average on you in a month(!), this late in the season, will do that to a man.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

Fiers over Quintana ROS?

Thanks!

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

So I’m looking at Fiers and Clevinger on waivers. I have Wheeler and Tanaka rostered. I’m thinking swap out Tanaka for Clevinger after the Korean’s start tonight. Also thinking about swapping Wheeler for Fiers. What ya think Grey. Thanks

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: both? Ok thanks

H
H
4 years ago

Would you rather pick up Herrera or Winkler for saves?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
4 years ago

i’d guess we hold rondon for a bit just in case osuna fails in the early going for this job? already have romo/leclerc/greene/gsellman/romo/steck and was looking to drop one of these anyway, only have 4 RP slots, 3 SP slots (gsellman was the other drop idea for a streamer). 14 team redraft with saves and K/9, no holds.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: desclafani has been doing awesome lately (even IF you’d bench @ CUBS coming up) could stash him here, or one of gant/gomber/yarbrough (he’s great since even though he doesn’t get QS, almost nobody spends the time to count 5 days since his last “start” since it’s not a start, but like yesterday, in good matchups he usually does really well). i already have a stream spot for a most days daily guy.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  jason batteiger
4 years ago

@jason batteiger: and a happy kopech day to you

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Add villar or melky ? One league. Villar is 2b/of eligible

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
4 years ago

Obp league

Turd Ferguson
Turd Ferguson
4 years ago

Just love how AJ Hinch runs McHugh out there for an inning to get absolutely rocked against the M’s last night when I picked him up to start against the Mariners today. I’d like to thank Rotowire for their expensive subscription (canceled). Peacock has now replaced him on their pitching grid for the next two weeks. Awesome! Oh, and does anybody know less about pitching than that Jabba the Hutt, Todd Zola?

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Turd Ferguson
4 years ago

@Turd Ferguson: rotoworld reported earlier that peacock starts today. if you are going to blame these things in their speculation rudy’s bot has guessed that start was going to be whitley for weeks now. my guess is rudy’s is cheaper though, and you could ask about why it showed whitley (as many have for last few weeks).

– i’d make REALLY sure to NOT buy into any HOU info subscriptions from the team itself, as THEY never said who’d get this start or who would replace mccullers, who’s been out weeks now.

Turd Ferguson
Turd Ferguson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Agreed Dr. Toboggan! Sorry Razzball community. This is what happens when Marte is benched and is now seeing a doctor for a “fake” injury bc C**t Hurdle. Upton is inexplicably sitting for a 2nd straight game after an off day. Wilson Ramos losing PT to freaking Alfaro. Minter possibly losing his job. Stros couldn’t concretely activate Altuve when rosters locked yesterday? How to lose a league you’ve led all year in a freaking week! Grey, don’t these managers realize we literally have hundreds on the line? Lol FMFBL

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Quick questions;

1- Is it worth adding Fiers with the 5th waiver claim in a 12 team h2h?
2- Same league would you take Fiers over Quintana or Castillo ROS?

Thanks, Homie!

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

Bellinger or Rizzo for one more year keeper?

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. So you think next year Billinger will be better than Rizzo?

Thought Rizzo is still young too should be better like last year..

tshank13
tshank13
4 years ago

1 add left for the week. Championship on the line. Do I grab matz for today($14.2) and maybe sunday($7.9)? Do I wait for Suarez($22.2) saturday? Or just hang on to the add in case of emergency?

SON says I’ve got 6 decent starts left for the week, my opponent has 8 good and 4 mediocre/bad starts. I’m up one win and up 4 Ks. I’m going to be chasing those categories and outgunned again. Should I just try and hang on to the ratios instead of chasing shakey starters?

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Awesome. Thanks man! Follow up. SON keeps dropping Bundy’s value today. Down to $2.3. Send him out there, and drop Rodney(holds don’t count) for Matz, or just drop Bundy straight up for Matz? I could also drop Bryse I guess. It’s a no penalty 3 keepers league, but I can’t see him cracking the top 50 for 2019, and it doesn’t look like he’ll start again this week, right?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Is Alex Cobb worth taking a look at , I stream to survive (although Im 14-5 in my league) After posting a 6.67 ERA in his first 16 starts, he’s managed quite the turnaround, recording a 2.14 ERA in his last seven, though his K/9 remains low at just 5.4 over that stretch. his 8/18 CG against Cleveland is sticking out to me….

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

K. Davis or Blackmon for ROS? Need power..

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks.
Bellinger or K. Davis for ROS?

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks.
Then, JD or K Davis for ROS?

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Wilson
4 years ago

@Grey<@Wilson:

Thanks. Bellinger or Blackmon for ROS?

Jt
Jt
4 years ago

2 adds left for the week Musgrove @mil is out there, Freddy Peralta vs cincy, use either of my adds on it or try and get a better steam later this week?

Jt
Jt
4 years ago

Starting mike minor @oakland??

Chrono Triggered
Chrono Triggered
4 years ago

Gray, keeper question for you. I have deGrom and Bauer. Our keepers, up to five, take up our first first picks in the draft. Who would you select?

deGrom seems like the more complete pitcher, but Bauer is right behind him, has more strikeouts, and is 3 years younger. Bauer getting hurt definitely sucks but I still have to think long-term. With my keepers, I can only keep one pitcher.

Thanks!

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

Bryse sent down, Prayer hexagon failed, going back to catholics…. worth holing onto?- Bryse Wilson that is, not catholics .

I Have No Life, So This Matters
I Have No Life, So This Matters
4 years ago

12 teamer, playoffs start in three weeks. Any advice much appreciated.

C- Ramos
CI – Freeman, Eugenio, Zimm
MI – Dee, Cano, Bregman
OF – Trout, Rosario, Mazara, Peralta, Haniger
DH – Cruz
Bench – C Santana (league counts walks so he actually is helpful…alternates with Zimm)
SP – Sherzer, Kluber, Hendricks, Ryu, Wood
RP – Osuna, Peralta, Leclerc, Allen (holds and saves are separate cats)
One open spot until E Rod returns
DL: E Rod

Wire: Gattis, Braun, Amed, Villar, Allen (will he play next month?)
Godley, Chacin, Eovaldi, Teheran, Fiers, Jax, Viz, DeSclafani, Cobb

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

Need QS and WHIP, ERA,
Trade my Springer for Price’s next around 8 starts? Thoughts appreciated

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

Start Bundy tonight against the bj’s in Toronto.
SON has him at 4.1
Bundy has given up 7 runs in each of his last two starts.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
That’s what I thought thanks for confirming..

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

Down the stretch, with ratios and the occasional save or win in mind, would you keep C-Mart in relief over McHugh, Trivino, Romo, Hildenberger and/or Yates?

Thanks.

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: My man! Thanks

Josh C
Josh C
4 years ago

With D-Rod otw back, who to drop?

Gausman
Marquez
Rodon
Freeland

thanks

Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

gracias

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 years ago

12-team 6×6 (OPS & QS) H2H league,

drop Pivetta for Freddy Peralta’s start tomorrow vs CIN?

I see SON likes Pivetta’s next start, but is he even worth holding onto at this point (I’ve read your “love” for him over the last few articles, but figured i’d ask anyway)

thanks in advance

Junkmastah
Junkmastah
4 years ago

Need to drop Rondon for a new closer.

Which one ROS?

Hildenberger
Peralta
Parker
Givens
Hicks
Jeffress
Glover
Winkler
Strickland

Thanks!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

What’s good Grey? Your Digital Underground reference was top notch. *Side note* when going through grad-school, I worked the graveyard shift stocking the automotive/appliance section of Costco. My partner was a 5’8, svelte, white dude that moonlighted as an amateur wrestler under the moniker of “Shock G”. He was nice enough, worked hard, and told me great stories of wrestling in crappy bars, garages, etc. Whenever I asked him how his most recent match went, he always said “Shock G…still putting the satin on their panties”.

Anythehoo…I got three questions for you as I bide time with a 1st round bye in my 12-team keeper, OBP/SLG%, K/9 league.

(1) Who is the cut out of Pollock, Peralta, Hicks, Puig, ODB, Williams, and Dickerson?
(2) Thrown this out there before, and I’m thinking that I wait till the last minute to make a decision as something may transpire in the next 5 days, but I need to clear up a streaming spot. My closers are Treinen, LeClerc (thank you), Hand, Allen, and Rondon. One needs to go…who’s the drop (think about K/9 more so than saves).
(3) There is no 3rd question.

Appreciate you!

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
4 years ago

Stripling worth a stash in 12ers? Comfortably in 1st with 3 weeks left til playoffs. Would probably have to drop anibal or rondon to activate.

Dante
Dante
4 years ago

Start Berrios @ CWS?

thanks

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
4 years ago

Yooooooooo, bro.

As you know, Touki’s not yet up on SoN but is expected to come up for Thursday or Friday to shoot some fish in a barrel. If he goes on Thursday, should I roll with him or go with (a hopefully more stretched out) Glasnow hosting KC ($25.6)?

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sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
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uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

Hi Grey. Now with the Redbirds acquiring Adams do you see J Mart losing any playing time or now with new manager at the helm we finally get to see what he can do for a full season. Playing the outfield also should give him pretty much a full time gig even with Adams. Thank you sir.

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: gotta wait and see what shakes out with that before I lose Jo-Ma. Thanks

alps
alps
4 years ago

Hey Grey
Need saves
I guess I drop Rondon now
FA options are
Peralta from KC at least he has the job even if KC sucks
Alvarado ( I have Romo, this would be protection in case Romo gets traded)
Gsellman or Lugo from the Mets
Whitesox (take your pick they are all available- not really interested though)
can you list your top 2
Thanks

alps
alps
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Thats what I figured
Thanks

Josh
Josh
4 years ago

David Dahl or Jayson Heyward?

Herschel
Herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: more MLB starts ROS, Darvish or Pineda?

Luke
Luke
4 years ago

If you had to pick two for ROS…

Villar, Amed Rosario, Harrison Bader

Thanks

Keeks
Keeks
4 years ago

Been using Chris Taylor as my backup 2B and SS for some time now after acquiring Lindor early and more recently Whit Merrifield.

Chris seems to not even be playing up to backup level lately besides a few steals but the majority my roster is so locked in right now I really can only afford to drop him for another 2B/SS combo.

Who would you add out of Yairo Munoz, Brock Holt, Kike, or Hernan Perez? Or would you still prefer Chris Taylor to all of those options.

Thanks

Jt
Jt
4 years ago

Bradley or rondon whos the drop. Holds/saves league

Hinch just said Osuna is closer

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

I am in 1st place in a 12 team 6X6 Yahoo dynasty league where I am in 1st place & it’s basically a 2 team race. I was offered a trade of my Bauer, Archer, Schoop & Myers for his Gordon, Dozier, Mikolas, & Greinke. He of course is trying to get his team younger for next year & has made previous offers for Archer & Myers. I really don’t want to lose Bauer for next year but I wanted to get your take on his offer.
I was considering countering with Archer, Myers & Schoop for his Greinke, Smoak, & Mondesi. Obviously Mondesi with help me with steals where I need some help for this year. I am 7th in SBs but in the top 2 spots for all the other hitting cats.
I know you’re not a fan of either Myers & his glass body or Archer who never seems to find his potential. Should I counter with that? & is it fair?

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for your take. Appreciate your fantasy expertise as the season winds down

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for your take. Appreciate your fantasy expertise as the season winds down

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for your take. Appreciate your fantasy expertise as the season winds down

RICE
RICE
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

Which Rockie would you rather have the rest of the year at this point?

Desmond or Dahl?

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

If you happen to be in a league where Odubel has been dropped, he is 15 for 36 with a HR vs Roark. Tempered by his 4 for 18 in the last week.

Josh
Josh
4 years ago

Dahl or Heyward?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Josh
4 years ago

@Josh:
Dahl

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Morning, Grey!

So happy you kicked the whole damn thing off with a Wooderson reference. Good thing I brought my wood screws, cause you blew my doors completely off!

My favorite part of Anime Grey is that he always lifts up the letter he’s reading, but his eyes never leave us–kinda like a news reporter. Does Anime Grey have a teleprompter? Love that you poured out a 40 of Old E for Trevor. (Though I was a Ballantine’s 40 man). And Kudos for appropriating Slick Rick’s skyline for your album cover!

Anywho, in redraft, with Strasburg coming off the DL, who is my drop out of Taylor Ward, Ryan Zimmerman or Eloy?

Thanks a lot!

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

Kyle Tucker – I never jumped on the hype train with him, but if everyone could take off their hypster glasses for a minute…what do we realistically expect from him in future years, say compared to Springer (dude will be 29 already?!)? I have like zero assessment of Tucker even after all the research I’ve done. Who would you rather have in a keep forever, points league?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Grey’s obviously right, but I can’t help but wonder what kind of year Tucker would have had if service time weren’t a concern, and the Astros had let him stay up with the club after his monster spring training where he hit over .400 with 5 homers. Seems like a wasted opportunity for both Tucker and the Astros.

zombie
4 years ago

With the Astros favoring a girlbeater over Rondon (‘Stros karma has officially went dark side), in a league where holds count for squat, I guess Rondon has to go. Who do you think would do the least damage and collect an occasional save ROS from the Twin’s Hildenberger, Royal’s Peralta, and the O’s Givens? Thanks!

zombie
Reply to  zombie
4 years ago

@zombie: actually, could you please rank the three??? Thanks again!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Is Hildenberger really the closer in twinkie town? His ratios are awful.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

Would you start eovaldi tonight at home vs. CLE?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Would you nonetheless hold on to him for his start @TB?

Dante
Dante
4 years ago

I can’t believe I need to ask this….. Start Berrios @ CWS?

thanks

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Dante
4 years ago

@Dante:
I would.

John Lettiere
John Lettiere
4 years ago

one more, plz rank ros OPS league

Kyle Seager, Ryan zimmerman, brandon belt

Bob
Bob
4 years ago

Would you start eovaldi today vs cle? He’s been either really good or bad. Thanks

MarvPesos
marv
4 years ago

Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

What I thought was a solid reliever core is now a bunch of Question marks (other than Diaz). There is other options on the wire. Someone dropped T. Pham a couple weeks ago, picked him up but he’s done nothing out the gate. Thinking of swapping out Pham, Lynn & Osuna (or other guys ?) for waiver guys, who are your top 3 suggestions from below ?

Waiver
HIT – A. Rosario, C. Dickerson, K. Morales, M. Gonzales, R. Zimmerman, H. Bader, T. Frazier, M. Semien, J. Villar, Y. Gurriel,
PIT- B. Keller, M. Minor, J. Urena, J. Barria, W. Peralta, D. Holland, I. Nova, J. Samardzija (DL), S. Gray, D. Duffy,
RP – J. Leclerc, C. Knebel, S. Greene, P. Strop, K. Giles, B. Parker

My team:
C – W. Ramos
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – B. Dozier
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – T. Turner
CI – A. Rizzo
MI – X. Bogaerts
LF – C. Yelich
CF – C. Blackmon
RF – M. Haniger
Util – J. Upton
BN – T. Pham

SP – C. Carrasco
SP – J. Verlander
SP – N. Syndergaard
RP – W. Davis (RP)
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – A.J. Minter (RP) (DTD)
P – R. Osuna (RP)
BN – J. Taillon
BN – W. Buehler
BN – R. Hill
BN – L. Lynn
BN – T. Glassnow
DL – J. Paxton
Thanks bud
Marv

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
You think Rondon gets more holds than Winkler gets saves down the stretch?

I have Rondon and Osuna and debating to add Winkler and cut Rondon.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
That’s what I was thinking, but I will keep an eye on the situation.

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Sir, in my first comment, I gave you all the information you needed to correct the first line, but something must have been lost in the translation. Here’s what you wanted to say:

The Braves called up Bryse Wilson, their third starter who is under 21 years old (Soroka, Allard) and 4th player (Acuña).

By listing Touki, you are naming 4 starters and saying Wilson is the 3rd. Also, Touki was already 22 when he started on August 13. I hope this clears things up.

TT
TT
4 years ago

Keeper league- Drop Kingery for Lourdes Gurriel ?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
4 years ago

Giolito has two quality starts in a row..cust kayin..

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
lol, no worries, its all good.

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
4 years ago

this is a sagnof question but i most know the worst svhd candidate for ros:
carl edwards jr
leclerc
winkler
osuna

thanks

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
4 years ago

I only have room to stream one – D-Rod or Ryu?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Sorry Grey, I meant stream Kopech or Ryu today?

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

I’m sure it is past time to move on from Chris Taylor…in my 10 team roto my biggest needs are R/HR

My options to replace him are:

Semien
Yuli
Marwin
Rosario
Adames
Fletcher

Who are you going with? I’m leaning Semien or Yuli, but Marwin may be catching fire.

Thanks, Homie!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Grey.

Free Greedo.

A Sciosciapathological Red(phallus) Owner
A Sciosciapathological Red(phallus) Owner
4 years ago

When will Josh Red(phallus)’s next hot streak be? I am tired of playing him as my 5th OF. I swear after his next 2HR, 5 RBI game I’m going to bench him before he goes 0-(the next few weeks)-28 and plug in somebody with a pulse.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

I mean if Red(phallus) couldn’t even get it up last night facing F-Her, what does that say about his male potency?

Josh is making us all flacid. Enough is enough. I’m not even gonna wait for him to face Colon again.

Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup
Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup
4 years ago

please rank kepler, marwin gonz, ryan zimmerman, JOC ros OPS league

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
4 years ago

fun article! the Bull Dozier is more like a bullony dozier and im not sure i want play doughzier anymore…

still hope for a 2nd half hot streak or am I just waiting for something that wont happen…

other 2b out there are lemaheiu, peraza, dejong moncada, and i guess gurriel jr will be back and he was nice before getting hurt…

Dave D, Beisbol Karmatologist
Dave D, Beisbol Karmatologist
Reply to  Shitwolf
4 years ago

He angered the baseball gods and created bad karma when dissed Chance Sisco’s brilliant bunt earlier this year.

Serves him right. Hehe.

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Weekly league, I own Minter, wait until weekend to see how this pans out or add Winkler (10 moves ROS)

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

I hate the Cards…..their management, their managers, their coaches, their uniforms, their city, their success against my Dodgers. And now to my Jo Ma saga. Held him forever thru the platoon, thru the benching, thru the manager change, and finally after six games on the bench – dropped him when they called up O’Neill. Looked how that turned out. I get screwed cuz Tyler had “groin area” problems….giving Jo Ma some at bats. Eff it, scratch it and play rookie!

No question. Just a rant reminding me how humbling this fantasy shizz can be.