(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY THIS WEEK ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $10/MONTH.)

Today, I’m gonna be Mr. Monopoly! I don a top hat and tuxedo. Rolls giant foam dice, and…four! Sweet! Then I move along my office carpeting that is a giant Monopoly board. Ooh, pick a Chance card! Excellent! I put in my monocle so I can read, and the Chance card says, “Pick up a middle infield prospect.” Fun! I could grab Diego Castillo, Jeremy Pena, Bryson Stott, CJ Abrams, or Geraldo Perdomo. No problem for me deciding that! Who says variety is debilitating? *studies the stats for each player, a bead of sweat forms on my forehead, slowly that bead of sweat builds into a giant bucket of water and it crashes down on my face, waterboarding me* Help! Make it stop! I can’t decide who I want! So, let’s make like a gravedigger, and dig in.

First up, Diego Castillo looks like a 15/7/.270 hitter. Prospectonator doesn’t think much of him either, but he’s pounding the ball in the spring, and power can develop late. Maybe Diego Castillo sneaks into a 25-homer guy. Then again, the Pirates didn’t feel the need to manipulate his service time, so how good can he be? Plus, they benched him in the Opening Day lineup, which, ya know, makes no sense.

Next up, Jeremy Pena. I’ve been raving about him since last November. I was talking about Pena before even Pena. I basically birthed Pena. Here’s what I said this preseason, “Jeremy Pena is also — surprise, surprise — good at making contact. I say “surprise, surprise” sarcastically, because the Astros have proven to love contact hitters, and all their prospects coming up are in that mold. I said at one point this year, they’re building future prospects that all look like younger versions of Michael Brantley, and it’s true, the Mini Mikeys. Pena shouldn’t be much worse than a 22% strikeout rate guy, and could grow into much better. He also has speed. Not a burner, but decent 10-15 steal speed. So, like someone putting their skull skin back on after dining with Hannibal Lecter, to recap:  Opposite field homers would seem to be off the menu, some pull power though, speed is there and solid contact. It’s hard not to imagine Jeremy Pena being a 2022 fantasy baseball sleeper, because 550 ABs should be there immediately.” And that’s me quoting me!

Then, Bryson Stott. I drafted him already, and he’ll be in the city where they drafted the Constitution, and I’m not gonna waste my Stott! He’s the safest guy out of all of these, but also the guy who most makes me want to yawn. Not Byron Yawn, that’s the pastor who stole Ben Zobrist’s wife. Stott could hit .300 this year, which is a accomplishment for any rookie, but with what kind of power and speed? Maybe 20/5? Think the ceiling is lower for this year with him. Thankfully, we’re not talking about Oneil Cruz. Don’t want him bumping his head.

Heading to San Diego and perhaps the sexiest of the bunch, while also being the riskiest is CJ Abrams. LL Cool James Abrams could steal 40+ bags, might shock with a .325 average and, who knows, chuck in 15 homers. How about everything you could ever want and more? You don’t like more? What do you have against more?! Hmm, you’re suspect. Oh, or he might hit .210 and get sent right back down, not even waiting for Tatis to return. Here’s what Itch has said to really whet the ol’ whistle, “He might be right there with Witt and Julio for top spot across the minors if he’d stayed healthy this year. A 6’2” 185 lb lefty bat, Abrams’ best features are a double-plus hit tool and 80-grade speed. He’s flashed extra base power but his swing isn’t geared for home run power at the highest levels. He’ll still pop his fair share, but you won’t really care if he lives in the 15-range. His batting average and stolen bases alone will put him in early-round conversations at his roto peak. And I’d love to kick Grey off a high peak.” Not cool! So, Abrams is crazy upside, and downside.

Finally, Geraldo Perdomo, our good friend from the eastern coast of Italy. Perdomo is where the priests go to sow their oats one last time for what they call Limoncellospringa. He’s also in a good place to get playing time, and maybe 20+steals. Will Limoncellospringa find his way into mixed league teams with nun power? Seems-a unlikely-a, as they say in Italy. Also, before we pick up this orange and squeeze out the juice, just about everyone in my first Buy/Sell is still applicable. If I don’t repeat their names, it doesn’t mean I suddenly don’t like them. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Kyle Higashioka – Was thinking about how he’s in such a great place to break out, then I saw he had a .183 average in a career 139 games, and I spit up a drink umbrella, because I was super drunk.

Bobby Dalbec – His last name sounds like a red wine variety, and he plays for the Red Sox. RED! Do you not see it?! *points at wall of pictures tied together by string*

Darin Ruf – He’s a guy who will be very valuable in deep leagues, and pretty unownable in shallow leagues.

Christian Walker – “Did I forget something?” Walker pats his pockets. What Walker didn’t know is this is the first time he’s appeared in a post without Hunter Dozier.

Gavin LuxDodgers could trade away five more players, and I think Lux still might not play every day. Dodgers lost A.J. Pollock and Hanser Alberto just appeared out of thin air.

Wilmer Flores – *deep inhale* Ah, yes, it must be baseball season because I’m recommending random Giants players who aren’t that good, but are interesting because they’re getting playing time. It is the most wonderful time of the year!

Cesar Hernandez – Will be leading off for the Nats, and, at the end of the year, Cesar Hernandez’s runs will equal Juan Soto’s RBIs. Hopefully it’s over 90.

Tony Kemp – We got a new crappy team in the majors giving a shizzton of at-bats to guys who should be fifth outfielders! What’s up, disgrA’s! They’re still in Oaktown. Well, some stragglers are, at least. Kemp appears like he should have big speed, and get 30+ steals. Oh, he won’t, but he appears like he should, because he weighs a buck-thirty.

Jose Iglesias – Being real with you right now when I say Iglesias could be more valuable than all the shortstops in the opening lede, and that’s Church!

Jorge Mateo – He has 15-homer power, and 50-steal speed. Could he hit .170? Yes, absolutely. For those aware of how well he was hitting in Spring Training, all I’ll say is sometimes guys who have been in the minors for 11 years, feel a bit more pressure to perform in the spring.

Kevin Smith – *opens envelope*…and the winner for “3rd baseman who is getting at-bats and has the same name as a terrible director” goes to…Kevin Smith! Sadly, he couldn’t be with us today, because he couldn’t find fancy oversized jorts to wear.

Joey Wendle – I see Wendle and I think, “Guy most likely to have some value in very deep leagues who you won’t want to roster in any league.”

Cavan Biggio – “They’re not gonna be able to make fun of me anymore!” That’s Craig Biggio talking about other former MLB players who are fathers to players, while Craig has someone pelt him with golf balls.

Josh Lowe – Someone asked the other day why I sounded less excited for Lowe than other ‘perts. I drafted him in my RCL league, which is a 12-team daily league, and as shallow a league I play in, so I love Lowe. Get Lowe. Oh, yeah, from the window to the floor. RCLs are also daily leagues, and I wouldn’t mess with Lowe in a weekly league. You’re absolutely going to have to move him in and out of your lineup, or get ready to scream at your computer, “Cash is not really starting Harold Ramirez over Lowe, is he?!”

Steven Kwan – All this year it’s some day after Christmas and before, like, January 3rd, so Happy Kwan-zaa!

Jo Adell – Y’all gotta get in on Adell, before it’s too late. He has the talent to be a number one outfielder. Fo’serious. Same with Brandon Marsh, kinda. Prolly closer to a number two or three, but he might have Taylor Ward in front of him. I’m not joking.

Andrew Vaughn – So many of my sleepers went undrafted in ESPN, because their rankings were wack-a-doodle. Myles Straw is somehow under 50% rostered there too.

Nick Lodolo – And Hunter Greene and I’m asking you please go back to last week’s Buy/Sell for a bunch of other starters. Or go to starters to target.

Corey Kluber – Our very first Streamonator call of the year. Like the call it makes to 1-800-Contacts to just chat. Streamonator so lonely!

Domingo Acevedo – While everyone was trying to figure out if Anthony Bender, Dylan Floro, Cole Sulser, or Tanner Scott (that order, by the way) was gonna close in Miami, I’m trying to figure out who’s going to close when Lou Trivino is invariably dealt. A.J. Puk feels better used as a middle reliever than as a closer, so I’ve speculated on Acevedo.

David Robertson – Nothing is more appropriate for SAGNOF than the first save of the year going to a guy who wasn’t rostered anywhere.

Greg Holland – Having Holland on a fantasy team is a perpetual Dutch oven, so shorthand for him and Matt Bush in the Rangers’ pen is Qweef. Also, Holland mentioned in the video at the top of the page (in an offhanded way).

Jorge Lopez – Should be in the lead for the over/under 12 saves in Baltimore. I will say this for the Orioles, they’re not selling off insanely like the DisgrA’s. In Oakland, Means, Mancini, and others would’ve been sold off for prospects months ago. Though, that might mean the Orioles’ front office just doesn’t know how to rebuild.

Jorge Alcala – Just gave you my Twins (and Padres) bullpen breakdowns this morning. The abbreviated takes were Rogers, then Alcala, Duffey, Pagan and a nickel to flip. That order. There is an unexpected consequence to Rogers being named San Diego’s closer that is good news. Before someone asked me a question about R. Suarez, and it was causing me to do 15 minutes of mental gymnastics trying to figure out if it’s Ranger or Robert. Then the Russian judge, in cahoots with the French judge, would give my brain a 9.4 and my mental gymnastics didn’t even medal. Now, that problem is resolved.

SELL

Sandy Alcantara – My early Sells are basically, “I kinda screwed up in the early preseason, and I’m making amends.” Not major screw-ups that I completely regret. Just guys who I think I was too high on initially. I do worry about last week’s Sells, Jazz and Belly (by the by, JazzBelly sounds like a cool-ass bar), but Sandy Alcantara isn’t awful. Isn’t suddenly a bad pick. But how he was being drafted this year was Crazytown, population: His Drafters. He’s a 8.5 K/9, solid command, innings beast. Love guys that can go 200 IP. It’s why I always liked Lance Lynn. Can’t discount how much 200 IP matters in today’s game. It truly is helpful, but — and this is a J. Lo-sized but — 8.5 K/9 and solid command isn’t a top 50 overall player, as I saw him being drafted. That was overrating Sandy Alcantara. Don’t trade him for parachute pants, but I would explore options on our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer.

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herschel
herschel
5 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto, would you drop josiah gray for any of the following or hold?

lodolo
megill
rasmussen
eflin

thanks!

herschel
herschel
5 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. sagnof: drop either robert suarez or colome for any of these guys?

sulser, diego castillo, santillan, sims, diekman, bard, will smith

thank you!

ellis
ellis
5 months ago

So I drafted Bobby Witt but didn’t realize in my league that he was going to be a 3rd baseman instead of a Middle so I am hurting there and need an everyday guy until Tatis comes back. Who should be my 1 and 1A from the following:

Schoop
Wong
Abrams
Pena
Jeff O’Neil
Cano
Mateo
Segura
Wendle

thank you!

Jon
Jon
5 months ago

Looking forward to your strengths and weaknesses assessment so I can trade or waiver wire my way to improvement. 12 team, h2h, redraft.

C- Stephenson
CI- Freeman, Walsh, Donaldson
MI- Polanco, Lindor, Fletcher
OF – play 5 – Robert, Lourdes, Josh Lowe, Happ, JulRod
Util- Vaughn or Grisham
IL- Acuna
SP – Montas, Cease, L Garcia, McClan, Kershaw, Ranger
RP- Holds and saves are separate cats: Hader, Bender, Sims, Floro

1. Overall thoughts?
2. Best on the wire: Kwan, Nimmo, Hays,
Margot, Profar
Eflin, Carrasco, Kluber, Megill, Ynoa

Thanks!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Oh great. Jordan Montgomery took a line drive off the leg & is down in a heap. ####!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Whoa – he’s back up. I can’t believe it. He’s staying in the game.

chris pierce
chris pierce
5 months ago

Royce Lewis having a great start in AAA. Was once a top prospect.

8 runs, home run 2 rbi and 3steals 333 avg.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Your thoughts on Gio Urshela as a bench bat?

John
John
5 months ago

is Connor Joe an everyday player? I may try him over Grossman. Gross gets walks and steals which are categories in our league but Coors. Try or hold or Nimmo?

Jon
Jon
5 months ago

Carrasco! Next start vs DBacks so it is tempting to take the ride be it short or long.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
5 months ago

My boy Kwan 5-for-5

lets go!

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eballs
eballs
5 months ago

The 2022 AL batting champ Kwan or Adell (whose in a platoon now?)

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
5 months ago

Which side in a standard roto redraft?

1. Vlad or Judge/Peralta

2. Vlad or Judge/Musgrove

My starters are Musgrove, Peralta, Gaus, McClanahan, Monoah, Ray, Webb

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Are these deals fair for the players involved?

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
Reply to  Bat Flip
5 months ago

I want to make a fair offer

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

Ticker Shock. 5 runs in the first vs Marco G, but only 1 ER.

C P
C P
5 months ago

Thoughts on kyle wright? He looked good last night and I know he was a former top prospect. Would you add over any of kyle hendricks, elieser, luzardo, or carrasco in an nl only qs league or hold?

Thanks!

Jon
Jon
5 months ago

1. Minor nit: why not have Newest as the default selection on comments order? Seems more logical and saves a step.
2. Ynoa tomorrow vs Nats. Seems solid yet the bot says meh?

Thank you!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

I wonder how long the Astros are going to keep Tucker in 6-hole purgatory. He’s an ideal 3-4 hitter with his average/power/speed combo. Yet there he is, behind Diaz. Baffling. Dusty Baker is an enigma wrapped in a riddle. This doesn’t seem like rocket surgery.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

And amazingly, the dudes hitting 2-3 so clearly aren’t.

fausto
fausto
5 months ago

How long would you hold CJ Abrahms in a 12tm h2h redraft? Hes currently in my sp stream spot so not killing me yet…(and for SB I have Straw/Mondesi)

Thoughts on this pitching?
(My hitting is chef’s kiss)
S.Alcantara
A.Manoah
Framber V.
S.Manaea
M.Stroman
Ranger Suarez
A.Desclafani
J.Luzardo
RP-Hendriks, Diaz, Tay.Rogers.
(Usually dont target the elite RP but that’s the way it shook out)
Appreciate your time.

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
5 months ago

Are we already over Adell in weekly leagues? Seems like he won’t play enough to be relevant.

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Such a shame. He needs to get traded to a team that’ll let him play. As a Clevelander, I’d love to see him out there with Straw and Kwan.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 months ago

Grey,

I have a few questions for you this morning.

1) Heliot Ramos is getting called up. Would you drop Albert Pujols to bring him up?
2) Im waiting to find out the results about Giolito, because I don’t trust anything LaRussa. Would you pick up Brad Keller, Cueto, D. Hudson, N. Martinez?
3) I know you told me you to get the C From COL, but would you grab one of these C instead: Stallings, Higashioka, or R. Jeffers?

Thanks as always.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

The only reason i asked about Stallings is that he has great numbers vs desclafani. and as for adon add him to the list of pitchers to go after for the injured Giolito

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

ok so Stallings or Diaz, and play with 3 catchers
which pitcher should I pick up: Keller, Adon, Cueto, D. Hudson, N. Martinez?
And i’ll bring up Ramos and drop King Albert

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

SP because of the injury to Giolito. i’ll pick up Stallings and go with 3 C’s

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

So which SP should I go get: Keller, Adon, Cueto, D. Hudson, N. Martinez?

DonnieB
DonnieB
5 months ago

Good morning Grey!
Here is a 12 team roto auction team I have:
C Diaz,Jansen
1B Freeman
2B Chisholm
SS Bogaerts
3B Riley
MI Swanson
CI Kirilloff
OF Tucker,Robert,Lourdes,Kelenic, Happ
DH Franmil
Bench Bellinger
SP Burnes,Nola,Tr Rogers,Eduardo R.,Houck,Kopech,Luzardo,Ober
RP iglesius,Kimbrel,Ta Rogers
I think my issues are getting one upgrade at SP and what to do with Bellinger. Drop him for Kwan,Myers or Bader or hold for a while? Passed on a trade before season of Bellinger and Kimbrel for his Suzuki and Gallegos. Dumb ass I was. Thanks for your help.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I will try to trade him but tough. I put him up for Pablo Lopez or Manoah. I watched most of his at bats thus far and he looks like he will hit the ball hard only if he lucks into it. Would you pick up Kwan for any of my SP? Thanks.

Craig
Craig
5 months ago

The talk around Jays camp was Santiago Espinal putting on 15lbs of muscle. His contact rates are off the charts and his 0-swing percentage is around league average, so he has some plate discipline.

He just had zero power last year. He hit 2 homers this spring. This isn’t something you really pay attention to because it’s spring training, but he only hit 2 homers in the majors last year.

In only 2 games and 5 plate appearances Espi has hit 3 balls with an exit velocity north of 106 topping out at 106.9. His career high exit velocity before this season was 104.4. This is something that should raise your eyebrows and you should slide him into your imma going to keep an eye on this kid bucket. Personally, I’ve already picked him up.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  Craig
5 months ago

Cheers thanks for this super deep league need an MI.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
5 months ago

Great to be working with you again! Thanks for all your help and education!

I have Robbie Grossman, Trent Grisham, Andrew Benintendi and Brandon Belt as well as Mike Mikolas.

I have a chance to get Justin Steele, Josh Fleming, Brad Keller or Tyler Anderson. Would you pick up an or all of these pitchers? Who would you cut?
Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks!!

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
5 months ago

Hey Grey…Saturday night draft just completed. 12 team standard 5×5. League doesn’t start play until week 2.

C- Stephenson (214)
1B- Walsh (94)
2B- India (70)
3B- Torkelson (142)
SS- Bogaerts (27)
OF- Soto (3)
OF- Jimenez (51)
OF- Julio Rodriguez (99)
Util- Edman (118)
Util- Adolis Garcia (219)
Bench- Straw (166)
IL – Acuna (22)

SP- Wheeler (46) Fried (75) Manaea (123) Stroman (171) Greene (195) Bauer (238) Lodolo (243) Carrasco (262)
RP- Barlow (147) Finnegan (190) Santillan (267)

I was pumped to get Acuna at 22. He’d be a steal there regardless, but with the league not starting until 4/18, I won’t be missing much time from him if the reported late April return date comes to fruition. How’s it look?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks Grey! Greene looked promising today going 5 with 7 Ks.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

Who would you grab off the wire between Houck and Sandoval?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
5 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

You starting JoMo v. BOS on Sunday?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I thought you said you didn’t have the guts to do that. Hmmm….I’m feeling squeamish

Brian
Brian
5 months ago

There’s probably never been a time with so many effective relievers in MLB. How are there 15 teams that can’t find a closer?

Last edited 5 months ago by Brian
Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
5 months ago

So Bellinger still looks lost although he isn’t striking out every PA. How long do I and the Dodgers keep him employed? Steven Kwan is available. Thanks! You were so on with guys like Manaea,Pena,Kwan, etc. Great job.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Drop him for Kwan Myers or hold for a few weeks? Thank you.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Grand Salami into the wind for Petey Baseball. Man, he hit the snot out of that one. That’s a good way to get your first (and 2nd, 3rd & 4th) RBIs.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 months ago

Grey,

Joan Adon worth an add to my roster?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 months ago

Also. Eddie Rosario or David Peralta?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 months ago

Actually, E. Rosario (Who I have), Peralta, Benentendi, or Profar,

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Adon or Brad Keller from KC?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
5 months ago

Excellent write-up, Grey!

Do you buy Kyle Gibson’s performance today? Or was it just A’s doing A’s things?

If you buy it, would you drop Montgomery or Means for him?

Thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
5 months ago

No one’s starting Gonsolin, right?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  SteveNZ
5 months ago

Well, I am, but I’ve been proven incompetent.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  VinWins
5 months ago

Having got away with Gibson I’m not sure I should risk it with Gonsolin.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  SteveNZ
5 months ago

Well, that doesn’t sound like proper gambling. You have to just let it ride!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  SteveNZ
5 months ago

Congrats on stating Gibson. To me that is the best thing in fantasy. Doing something most wouldn’t and having it pay off.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
5 months ago

Well, turned out not terrible to start or sit Gonsolin.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Haha. Unfortunately, I know which it is.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Twins blow a late lead today. Gee, if only they had a shut down bullpen arm to close out games. A…closer, if you will.

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

Cards’ announcers were talking about different eras when relievers pitched more innings, so I checked out Mike Marshall, who I knew put up ridiculous numbers. 387 IP in ’73/’74. One game he started the 7th inning of a 7-7 game and pitched 6 scoreless for the win.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
5 months ago

I already regret our trade hahaha

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
5 months ago

Because you have to listen to me whining about it?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
5 months ago

I have a worse one to whine about now.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
5 months ago

Ha

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Yeah, I remember him with the Jays. 1986: 166 K/157 IP

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

You brave enough to start Montgomery against the BoSox tomorrow? I’m nervous.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

The short spring is making for some weird pitch counts, too. Manaea out of the game under 90 pitches while throwing a no-no last night. Just….stuff that would never happen in any other era of the sport.

Not that Montgomery has a chance at that, but imma bench him. Better safe than jack up my ERA & WHIP for the scoring period while winning both.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
5 months ago

I started him.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  SteveNZ
5 months ago

Should have warned you that I was starting him in a couple leagues. (Also Mikolas, which didn’t go well)

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I’m thinking Gonsolin.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Rhymes with Schmibson.

Danny
Danny
5 months ago

Did anyone notice some players in ESPN got new positions added today? For my team I noticed Gleyber got 2B added, E. Escobar and K. Bryant both got 1B added. Weird???

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Danny
5 months ago

Yep. Franmil got OF eligibility. Chris Taylor is now 2B, 3B, SS, and OF.

Last edited 5 months ago by VinWins
Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  VinWins
5 months ago

That aligns with Yahoo.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Yeah, ESPN was always tougher. 20 games from previous year or 10 GP in current season.

throwingxurves
throwingxurves
5 months ago

OBP keeper, Vaughn/Bobby Miller (I’d probably drop Miller) or France/Laureano?

Steve
Steve
5 months ago

Adell getting benched 2 days in a row isn’t encouraging.

Maddon lost faith already?

How long to hold on if he can’t break into the lineup with an injury opening up time?

Thanks

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Rassmusen gets the A’s next start. I’m drooling over the possibility.

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

Sure, now both Straw and Kelenic have more steals for Grimey than my team.

DinnerBone
DinnerBone
5 months ago

In a vacuum, would you drop J. Aguilera for Haase?

DinnerBone
DinnerBone
Reply to  DinnerBone
5 months ago

Jesus Aguilar *goddamn autocorrect*

russowl
russowl
5 months ago

Add belt, Vaughn, stott, canha, gross man ,hays, candelario, over any of kirilloff, bellinger, Torres,adolis,Brandon Crawford or hold

Vasquez, Bart ,Sanchez ,Kelly ,zunino,Diaz , higashioka over s. Murphy or hold

Joe Ryan was dropped put waiver in for him and drop houck or hold ?

Josh lowe was just dropped add him over any of the bats. Him and Joe Ryan are on waivers the rest can be added immediately

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
5 months ago

Giolito why!
did I draft you? I hate you!
Always let me down.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  frankgrimes
5 months ago

I respect the haiku.

steeldeal211
steeldeal211
5 months ago

Would u start Rasmussen home vs Balt?
SON likes the start

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
5 months ago

Game 1: Stott goes 2-4 with 1 R and 1 RBI!
Game 2: BENCHED

Time for Alec Bohm to do Alec Bobm things and hit his way back to the minors.

Brian
Brian
Reply to  swaggerjackers
5 months ago

He made two throwing errors in an inning (only one called). It’s criminal that they made their top prospect change positions in his rookie season because he’s blocked at SS by the ghost of Didi Gregorius. It’ll take until August for Girardi to realize Didi is finished

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
5 months ago

…and hitter question, too…
Y.Tsutsugo seems to be a HitterTron pick…he could be a pickup at U but I would have to drop J.Aguilar. I don’t think I like him THAT much.

Is Varsho the play at C (OBP league) if E.Diaz, Higashioka, and S.Murphy are available?

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
5 months ago

Hey Grey, thanks for all you do. Once again, men want to be you and women want to be with you.

14-team 5×5 mixed roto OBP, QS, and Sv+Holds are our weird stuff…

I see StreamONator loves Andrew Heaney (8.1 vs CIN later next week) who do I drop? P.Corbin, B.Ober, or Kikuchi?

Also, I am running with 2 RPs – Hader and Knebel but I might want another…do you like M.Fulmer, T.Rainey, P.Johnson, or A.Warren enough to drop another one of those dudes to pick up another RP arm?

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

..still confused….sorry, I think I left off a name or two…5 names to consider dropping and two FAs… which two guys drop out of this mix?

P.Corbin, B.Ober, C.Javier, Kikuchi, Tanner Rainey, and M.Fulmer.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
5 months ago

….now I’m really confused….sorry…I have FOUR spots and am considering these SIX guys. Two names to drop? P.Corbin, B.Ober, C.Javier, Kikuchi, Tanner Rainey, and M.Fulmer.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 months ago

Need advice on which pitcher to start:

Gausman at home vs. TEX
Verlander @ LAA
Woodruff @ CHC
Severino at home vs. BOS

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

i didnt get Graterol. who should I pick up for May?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Im thinking Johnson. Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 months ago

my choices:

Raley
Steckenrider
Pierce Johnson

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

y him?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 months ago

forgot 2 mention k/9 counts in my league

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 months ago

i have always trusted judgement. OK Steckenrider im picking up

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
5 months ago

Steckenrider was claimed.

eballs
eballs
5 months ago

*Catcher question incoming*

Elias Diaz or Sean Murphy?

Murphy bats high in the lineup (for a sh*t team)
Diaz has the nice park but bats 8th

*Side note*

The Sean Manaea 2022 Cy Young Campaign has begun.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Grey’s breakout player of 2013-14-15-16-17 Delino DeShields signs minor league contract with ATL: Will he be in this week‘s buy column?

(I kid because I love)

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
5 months ago

Happy Overreaction Weekend…

Peña or Jesus? Obp slg league

Alcala or Duran? K and k/9 also saves

Thanks Grey

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Josh Lowe batting 5th today LFG!!!!!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
5 months ago

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

Would you add J. Peña for anyone (roster below)

C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Ketel Marte
3B: Chapman
SS: Bichette
IF: Torkelson
OF: Judge, Julio Rodriguez, Straw
UTL: Grichuk
BN: Wisdom, J. Lowe
SP: Gausman, Musgrove, Ohtani, Means, Pablo Lopez, Joe Ryan, Ober, Luzardo,
RP: Hendricks, T. Rogers (MIN), Barlow

IL: Acuna

I’ve also got a rotating pitcher spot that I planned to use for Eflin’s start tomorrow…it’s early, but SON likes him. U trust that?

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks Grey!

Actually just missed on Peña…but the guy who grabbed him dropped Adell. Is Adell worth a claim?

Thanks again

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
5 months ago

SON -35.6 for Gonsolin Woof!

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
5 months ago

Drop Wisdom for Jeremy Pena?

russowl
russowl
5 months ago

Add belt,Vaughn, stott,canha, gross man ,hays,candelario,over any of kirilloff,bellinger,Torres,adolis,Brandon Crawford or hold

Vasquez, Bart ,Sanchez ,Kelly ,zunino,Diaz , higashioka over s. Murphy or hold

Joe Ryan was dropped put waiver in for him and drop houck or hold ?

russowl
russowl
Reply to  russowl
5 months ago

Josh Lowe was just dropped

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  russowl
5 months ago

Add him.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Tucker DONG! I’m off the HR Schneid! Woooooo!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Wait, he had 2 dongs?! I knew a girl like that once in Thailand – probably a longer story than I have time for here.

Regan
Regan
5 months ago

Why do i ever draft any Mets? Mariners are awesome! S+H & OBS leagues are the best! That is all.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

1. Manaea is throwing great.
2. I love that he is still using his green glove with gold piping after saying he’s “all-in as a padre” – classic. I get it. A perfectly broken-in glove…can’t mess with that.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Also, stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Manaea gets 0 run support.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Profane Dong! I willed it into existence.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Haha *Profar, but thank you autocorrect, it was nasty.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
5 months ago

Kenley, jesus.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Abrams having a tough game. Hacks at a bad pitch for a FC, then gets CS because he over-slid the bag. Oof.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

His defense has been terrific. He’s hovered up like 73 balls in the hole, all with a rocket throw to 1st.

Ben
Ben
5 months ago

Are you risking Syndergaard tomorrow home against Houston? I don’t love pitchers coming back from an injury in their first start, but he’s been sharp.

Regan
Regan
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Big Balls Grey

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
5 months ago

Last night Alonso gets drilled, tonight it’s Lindor. Last year JDD got his hand broken.
What is it with Mutts getting drilled by Nats?! I’m over it.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Considering the Mutts manager, I’m surprised Scherzer didn’t immediately throw at someone.

Baseball is for wussies these days.

Scott
Scott
5 months ago

Got too many OF. Who would you drop. Kiriloff, Kelenic or Adell?

Also, do you really believe Cruz could be up in a few weeks? I have Gleyber and opening day on the bench is not the way I was hoping to start the season. Thinking of trading for Cruz for an SP

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
5 months ago

I grabbed O’Neil Cruz as a late round speculative bench bat. Grab Candelario, L. Urias or any guys you mentioned ahead of him?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
5 months ago

Maddon to Jo Adell: “Sorry, man, but I overheard one of my grandkids singing that you’re a female deer. We gotta bench you until we figure out just what’s going on here, maybe run some tests.”

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
5 months ago

10 team roto

Fielding trade offers for J Rodríguez, would you take Ketel?

TGIF

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

Lane Thomas riding pine today. Instead let’s give dee strange Gordon and hernandez a start. Why not bench just robles? Dave Martinez learned from one of the best when it comes to thinking he is the smartest guy in the room.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
5 months ago

Jazz!!

PDX Express
PDX Express
5 months ago

Sorry – put this under the other post! Early season mistake!!

Grey – I’m so pumped for the season! But how ridiculous is the following:

The A’s payroll this year is the same as it was in 1991; the Pirates just signed Ke’Bryan Hayes (who promptly injured the same wrist that kept him out half of last season) to their largest contract EVER – 8 yrs, $70M, which beat the JASON KENDALL contract ($60M) signed in 2000!; Max Scherzer will make more than 4 teams’ payrolls this year. What was the lock out for, again?
In other news, I’d appreciate your look-over on my 5×5, 2C, 13 team QS/SVHolds league (auction re-draft) team:

C1 – T Stephenson
C2 – Max Stassi
1B – Rowdy Tellez
2B – Trea Turner (SS/2B)
3B – Manny Machado
SS – Carlos Correa
IF – Ketel Marte (OF/2B)
OF1 – Luis Robert
OF2 – Yordan Alvarez
OF3 – Lourdes Gurriel Jr (1B/OF)
OF4 – Jesus Sanchez
OF5 – Brandon Marsh
UT – Gleyber Torres
Bench (we only get one) – Andrew Vaughn OF/1B

SP1 – Musgrove
SP2 – Mahle
SP3 – Kopech
SP4 – Stroman
SP5 – Urquidy
SP6 – Ranger Suarez
SP7 – Ynoa
RP1 – Romano
RP2 – Kittredge
RP3 – Art Warren

Kike, Sano, Kwan, Candelario, Connor Joe are probably the best offensive players still out there – any obvious swaps?

Alex Wood, Megill, Nestor, Josiah Gray, Elieser are probably the best SP’s still out there – any obvious swaps?

I always have an itchy trigger finger early – well, the whole season – so I’m trying to practice restraint.

Thank you, sir!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

As an Easy Bay resident it sucks so bad, and it’s so goddamn stupid. A’s could have a Bay Area crown jewel right across from Pac Bell/ATT/PornHub/Whatever TF it’s called now Park and they just continue to F over their fans and the city of Oakland.

Greed and stupidity. It’s a mind-boggling combination. A’s have this knack for going from shitastic ownership to shitastic ownership.

I cannot imagine why they’d look at Last Vegas as a better baseball option than a waterfront ballpark in the east bay. Is just so dumb.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I don’t believe Oakland will step up for a new stadium. Not sure they could. I can see the Las Vegas Athletics or the Nashville Athletics.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

yup.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  DonnieB
5 months ago

They can. They don’t want to.

I’m sure OaklandSteve can add to this discussion. If he’s still a baseball fan of course. Anyone seen Steve? I think it was Steve. Hmm

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I feel for the dude. No team has ever treated their fans shittier than the A’s. They’re a disgrace. The final straw for me would have been the Semien non-signing. That’s in a long, long, long line of dealing away their best players, but that one was particularly brutal. And they have the cajones to raise their ticket & parking prices. It’s such a middle finger to the fans.