Yard Byron Buxton, known for such classic poems as Don Juan Soto, She Walks In Beauty But Buxton Doesn’t Walk, and Fare Thee Well, a poem about Baby Jessica, was a classic poet during the Romantic movement. Yard Byron would say, “That blows,” and women would say, “That’s so romantic.” If they were being sarcastic, it’s news to Yard Byron. The Yard once said, “I was thunder-stroke recently, until I realized it was Miguel Sano standing on my foot.” Oh, Yard Byron, you are so witty! So, last night, Yard Byron Buxton was more than just witty, he was *sorry* hitty. He went 3-for-5 with his 4th homer and 5th homer, hitting .298, and now has four homers in the last week, and it shows you how quick someone can turn their season around when the season is a blink. Last week, Buxton was droppable; now he’s a top 20 outfielder. That doesn’t blow, and is romantic. Thank you, Yard Byron, and kudos to taking Yardley yard, Yard. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .137. Kinda hoping Sano hits higher than .150 this year, but, honestly, if I had to choose between 15 HRs with .150 average and 7 HRs and .270, let me see your da-da-da-dongs.

Kenta Maeda – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.66. He took it to the Brewers in their home park, and now they have to call it Maewaukee. Sorry, thems the rules.

Eric Lauer – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 12.54. Lauer just didn’t have it today. It was a shameful affair.

Tony Gonsolin – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 Ks, as he was recalled from the alternate training site, where they teach you how to touch your ankles by bending over backwards. Gonsolin was pumping 95 MPH fastballs, and has an elite splitter, that could, on its own, be his only pitch it’s such a sparkler. Obviously he needs to be able to go 5+ IP to have real value in shallower leagues, but Streamonator loves his next start and I could see the stream, assuming the Dodgers keep in him the rotation, which is far from a guarantee.

Keone Kela – Will return before Thursday’s game. Too bad they couldn’t get him back for this past series vs. the Cards. Whew, what a crazy bunch of games. Great year to draft Jack Flaherty! Whee!

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-5, and his 5th homer, hitting .246. I’ve decided I lov32eloya–Sorry, was wearing an Eloy #1 foam finger, not advisable while typing.

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.26. But he gave up four unearned runs for the box scare. I’d let out a sigh of relief, if I owned him, then would prolly drop him.

Tim Anderson – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .385. He was a double short of the cycle, which you can buy at Camping World. MLB with the big name sponsors!

Matthew Boyd – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 10.24. Boyd is the best pitcher for fantasy baseballers who like their pitchers to have great stuff and poor results.

Willi Castro – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Willi, who dropped the E for excellent, went 11/17/.301 in Triple-A last year, and has some speed, if nothing else. Might be a decent AL-Only pickup while C.J. Cron’s out.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-4, and his 4th homer. Don’t come for the 1927 Tigers’ lineup! (By the way, the 1927 Tigers were actually decent with Charlie Gehringer and Rip Collins, who later made it easy on the engravers who were doing his tombstone.)

Yordan Alvarez – Close to rejoining the Astros. Hopefully he brings with him a drumstick and trash can. They could use it.

Justin Verlander – Hopes to resume throwing this weekend. Crazy that a guy with his long of achievements needs a resume.

Roberto Osuna – Dusty says Osuna could return this season. I’m guessing Dusty expects this season to go on for 14-18 months.

Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer. HR to the Izzo!

Kris Bryant – 1-fo-5 and his 2nd homer. Watch him get hot after I say this, but this guy is so yawnstipating.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.08. After Hendricks faced the Indians, he said, “Morrison told me they’d have lizards.”

Nate Pearson – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.11. I’m just going to leave my grape soda on the counter of this caliphate bar and grill and head to the bathroom. Back in three shakes…*two hours later*…whoa, I must’ve fell asleep–Hey, is that guy using my lower intestine as a phone cord? AHHHH!!! Roofie!

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-6 and his 5th homer. Wouldn’t be surprised if Buffalo plays like Coors. “Runs right through you” means multiple things with Coors, but here I mean offense. That stadium, man and five womans, is just silly. Anyone who tells you it’s totally normal hasn’t seen a home run pulled by a righty. The ball goes bye-bye quick-fast.

Bo Bichette – 5-for-5, 3 runs, and a slam (4) and double legs (3, 4). I’m going to try to remember at the end of the season to subtract this game from Bichette’s final line and see how far he falls in the overall shortstop ranks. My guess is just this one game will move Bichette at least three spots in a 60-game season.

Rowdy Tellez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. He’s the only Jays player who isn’t a junior…*watches old clips of Piper’s Pit*….I think.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer, as he hits third which is in itself one of the funniest I’ve ever heard.

Danny Jansen – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. More like Buffalo Wild Swings!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-5, and his 2nd homer. If the Home Run Derby was in Buffalo, Vlad Jr. would hit 500 homers in three minutes.

Jordan Romano – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Romano throws cheese! High five me! What? No? Okay. Romano would be my choice for the new Jays’ closer. Will he get the job? No clue, but he should. Bass is cooked, and you can’t put cheese on him.

Brian Anderson – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Might be Buffalo, but you can still get some hot schmotato skins! Same goes for Jesus Aguilar (3-for-6, 4 RBIs).

Pete Alonso – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .229. Albombso!

Dominic Smith – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .243. Dom-Smit, as no one has ever called him, was on every ball yesterday. Prolly platoons still, but he is the DH the Mets should have there every game.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .423. Sexy Dr. Pepper is so beautiful, even the way he takes a pitch. True story alert! When they call a number at the deli and it’s not mine, I do the Juan Soto taking a pitch shuffle.

Starlin Castro – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .304. Castro is in about the best place to get fantasy value — hitting third for Nats in front of Sexy Dr. Pepper — and is free in trades or off waivers.

Aaron Judge – Out because of lower body tightness. Not sure if that’s better than upper body tightness with him. He looks pretty evenly split, and it’s a lot either way.

Clint Frazier – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer in his 1st start in five years. Okay, not that long, but it emphasizes my point. What also emphasizes my point is that Aaron Boone didn’t even let Frazier play the whole game, pulling him for Tauchman. Worth the flyer though, indeed.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .104. About only thing he hits are home run balls and pants balls.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Will miss through the weekend with a sore wrist. *Tommen falling out window GIF*

Johan Camargo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in last three games. Camargoadams ain’t chicken, but Wade Boggs would eat him like he was.

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.05. Okay, now he’s pissing me off. I started him last start, and bazinga, then I don’t start him here and wowzinga. Get your zingas in order!

Austin Nola – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .294. Not saying he’s better than the catcher you have, but he prolly is.

Jesse Winker – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and his 3rd homer in three games. Yesterday, I said hot schmotato alert. Today, I say dur. Tomorrow, who knows?

Brad Keller – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Would it surprise you to hear Keller is not a 0.00 ERA pitcher? Well, surprise!

Matt Olson – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .149. Okay, the average isn’t there, but at least he’s dipping his head in the water and pulling out dongs. The average has been down all around the league. Member when I had a conspiracy theory during the 1st week of the season saying Manfred prolly put lead in the baseball to reduce offense and make the games quicker, because he just wants playoffs and nothing else? Well, I did. There’s more info coming out that indicates I might not be as “crazy as the guy on Ancient Aliens.” Fenway, Citi Field and T-Mobile all installed humidors this offseason without telling anyone. Seriously.

Robbie Grossman – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (4), hitting .311. You don’t even want to know where Grossman is on the Player Rater. Seriously, don’t look. Is the reverse psychology working? Does asking that reverse the reverse psychology? Does asking ‘does asking that reverse the reverse psychology’ reverse the reverse reverse psychology?

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .224. Wonder if Piscotty knows I had briefly forgotten he still plays. Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!

Chris Bassitt – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.42 vs. Griffin Canning – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.42. A matchup of Bassitt/Canning and it turned into dog sh*t. Like a manufacturer of plastics, I was out on Canning for a while. Since he had elbow troubles back in March, I never was interested in him again.

Andrelton Simmons – Could return this weekend. From where?! We demand answers!

Mike Trout – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. We were avoiding him during the 2nd draft season because his wife was going to have a baby. I will now cackle until I cry.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and third homer in three games and seventh homer in the last two games. Rendon’s back, appizzarently. Would be nice to see him hit a little bit of a higher average than Miguel Sano. “Hey, man, you can’t say pizza then my name, I got blue balls of the mouth.” Sorry, Miguel Sano.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-5 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Don’t fear the Orioles in fantasy. Rio Ruiz (4th homer); Chance Sisco (2nd homer, hitting .381); Hanser hitting .342. I know, this makes no sense. But we’re wearing 6-foot-long ten-gallon hats so we can social distance, what makes sense?

Starling Marte – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .369. Also, in this game, Ketel Marte went 2-for-4, 2 runs, with 1 Ron Ben-Israel, hitting .338. Super Marte Bros sent into the sewers of Colorado to inspect for turtles, and what they found was Willians Astudillo clogged the drain. Damn it, Astudillo!

Nick Ahmed – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs. Hey, it’s Dr. Nick! Hey, Dr. Nick!

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 1 RBI. Been saying to pick up Calhoun for a while, but you have real noodles in your cranium to not own everyone in Coors. Though, Eduardo Escobar is trying to prove that wrong.

Antonio Senzatela – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.91. Senzetela makes me hungry for an Italian steak dish.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. Damn, I ripped my feather pillow and will have to go to the laundromat to have it sewn, but first I will haphazardly put it by this open window–NOOOOOO!!! Torenado! Guess I will have to go outside to gather all those feathers. I don’t have my key, but this door that locks automatically left ajar should be fine—NOOOO!!! Another Torenado!

Ryan McMahon – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. About time he was less Wince McMahon and more Inject-into-my-vein McMahon.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.08. He threw 70 pitches yesterday, also known as a “1-2-3 inning from Nolan Ryan.”

Austin Meadows – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 1st homer. Okay, about what I said earlier in this post. Apparently, the humidors were turned to blow rather than suck. What’s an opposite humidor called? Dryerdor? Dumberdor? Thataintnodooritsawindow?

Brandon Lowe – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .302. Ya know, Red Sox, you might need a humidor and good pitching. Just a thought.

Zack Godley – 3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 8.16. Boston Globe’s Spotlight team will be investigating Godley for what he did to Red Sox fans.

Andrew Benintendi – Hit the IL with after banging his ribcage. This is the first time all season he’s got a hit in the cage.

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ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
1 year ago

Anyone that follows the Angels close: i saw Hansel got his velo up lately, numbers are reflecting that last 3 outings. Think he reclaims the closing gig this weekend or within the next week? Hansel and Buttrey are available and am leaning Hansel to scoop, need saves big time, thanks!

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

Looks like the Cards coming back tomorrow is PPD and maybe will play Sat. 44 days left in season to make up 55 games. I don’t think they will play a full 60 even with double headers. How many starts do you think Flaherety gets? Double headers will also affect games available for him to start too as he will still go every 5th day – not game.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Play Ball
1 year ago

Also be interesting if they throw him for 5 innings during DHs too since they are only 7 innings

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Play Ball
1 year ago

I have someone willing to trade Darvish for Flaherety. Take it?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Play Ball
1 year ago

yep, take darvish. that was close to even without STL’s issues.

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Problem is the Cubs will be playing some of those double headers that could affect the number of remaining starts for Darvish too. I still think taking Darvish is the right move.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 year ago

Castellanos has cooled off, but Statcast still likes him. Brandon Lowe is 16/5/16/.300 now after today and 3 position eligible, including OF, but Statcast not so great.

Who do you like?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m really liking Santander. Statcast loves him and his xBA is .290. He’s up to 13/4/19/.264. Similar to Soler with more RBI.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

Gray,

The German and Yuli for Gallo and Slater in a keeper

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Grey, please rank?
Escobar, Berdi,Bohn

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

So is this a season where we should own SP/RP pitchers?

Like Soto and Greene over actual pitchers.

Can’t even trust streaming pitchers. Ugh..

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Primetime
1 year ago

this isn’t more useful to have those this year than other years. streamers get blown up in whatever year. so you are talking about going RP heavy by sticking RP with SP elig into SP slots, sometimes this is a good idea, esp in holds leagues. i don’t know what league type(s) have soylent greene (ATL) having SP this year though. soto is a good one (and pena LAA, both of these are current 8th inning men on their teams, will get holds and could get saves too)

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

and of course the highest rated SP/RP guy by holds rater (he was high even for just RP in general) d.castillo, also has SP

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

Chad Greene. Soto from the tigers. I have Pomeranz.

My starters getting killed Glasnow for one. Bieber Nola and Bundy. Play those 3. Use the RP with SP eligibility for the rest of my lineup. Idk.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Primetime
1 year ago

it’s c.green that’s why i had no clue who you were talking about, he has no “e” on the end of it. he is a good option though (albeit if holds NYY often don’t use him in the smart, obv holds situations)

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
1 year ago

12 team shallow dynasty (was able to just now drop tsutsugo and k.davis for hampson (dropped while being a lefty only guy, which only changed like 2 days ago) and k.seager (waivers)). OPS, BB’s and K’s against added

C kraken
1B votto (also obtained fairly lately)
2B muncy (1-3B)
SS mondesi
3B h.dozier (1B/RF)
LF jd davis (3B)
CF hampson (2B/SS/LF)
RF 54$ steak
util (1) k.seager
BN: acuna (all OF), E5, j.polanco

DL (10): y.alvarez, antana

1. drop which of jd davis/k.seager/h.dozier or E5 for when y.alvarez is back

2. drop E5 for c.santana?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

if E5 is already the drop for y.alvarez i guess #2 becomes votto or c-sant?

3. also if i wanted to nab another SP here (lately dropped richards to make space for a.reyes (dynasty here) who’s the hitter drop after yordan is back. i’m already trying to drop yarbrough for heaney tonight off waivers, but i’m now back of the line after getting k.seager last night.

from hampson/jd davis/h.dozier all having those tasty multi positions i’m fairly well covered (and when acuna is back hampson could go in 2B till muncy gets his finger issues worked out too). i’m sooo not used to shallow 12 teamers in general, i started year with none of these: votto, hampson, jd davis, k.seager, franmil, now am starting many of them. it’s weird to look into FA and have crazy good options compared to what i’m used to.

LCT
LCT
1 year ago

Obp league ros

Who’s the drop? Nimmo, teoscar, joc pederson, wil myers

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Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  LCT
1 year ago

yikes, nimmo is much better in OBP’s, would’ve been him possibly in non OBP. maybe joc here (esp if you can’t bench him when against lefties)

G Funk Error
G Funk Error
1 year ago

Razzballers Mount up!

Best Bats …can someone rank the following to help a brotha out

Jesse Winker…Nick Solak…Teoscar Hernandez..Clint Frazier

Thank you

G Funk Error
G Funk Error
Reply to  G Funk Error
1 year ago

May I add Dylan Carson to the list too. Appreciate it

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  G Funk Error
1 year ago

i’d put carlson over c.frazier already, but still behind SCAR and winker and solak. could easily quickly move over solak if he’s playing. and EVERYBODY on STL will be playing a LOT (assuming that staffer who tested positive today doesn’t push them back farther than sat, which in theory the league could and probably by it’s own “rules” should do)

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
1 year ago

Hi Grey. I need good pitching. I was offered Charlie Morton for my Eloy Jimenez. I know Morton’s on the DL but says he’s fine and will return soon. Are you buying it? Would you trade for him. Thanks

erad
erad
1 year ago

Is there a support group for DeSclafani owners?

The worst is when my wife asks what’s wrong – and I just say oh yanno long day – when in reality I’m wondering why I continue to torture myself. Because it’s fun!

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
Reply to  erad
1 year ago

Let’s start one. I have him in both my leagues. Double dip!

erad
erad
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I feel better knowing I’m not alone – I told the wife, don’t worry Uncle Ernie has my back.

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

Using Covid-19 statistical projection methods… Trea Turner is projected for 0 steals!

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I figured I was good on steals with Acuna and Trea. I was wrong.

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Welp I guess Glasnow is broken.

The Great Knoche
1 year ago

Anyone have the Tomas Nido Frankencatcher Batty call today?

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Rank these 3 please

Bohm, Carlson, Solak

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Beyond this weekend at Coors would you rank them the same?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Russ
1 year ago

Roto

183414
183414
Reply to  Russ
1 year ago

Carlson !!!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Is it true the Cardinals had a coach test positive and the weekend series is cancelled?

Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Montezuma's Revenge... right now
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

the first part of that sentence is true, so far the 2nd hasn’t been announced. also, check out how deep seated the STL lying is with the corona stuff (and this one they weren’t able to cover up, like the details on how they got this in the first place, which they covered up entirely, even now): same day helsley was announced positive corona, he gets a haircut somewhere without telling the haircutting place about that. cardinals intentionally don’t mention this anywhere, but then a local news channel (who must’ve not gotten their check from the cardinals, or more likely, had a rogue employee who actually wanted to be a reporter more than a shill (rare in this town)) today reports all this, finally making their GM come out and say “a mistake was made we’re sorry yada yada”. they’re so used to having all their local news basis’ covered they didn’t think to maybe beat the news sources to this and probably assumed it was already fixed and covered up, but it wasn’t.

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

So the crappy commish is going to cancel Friday’s Cards game because no players and one coach tested positive for COVID? WTF! Terrible decision.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I can only imagine. Maybe Weiters will be the top C in two weeks and a good UTIL player? Hehehe…

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

this was already pretty much known, just odd they waited till today to announce if officially. sat was STL’s best case restart time (and today a staffer got corona too, so maybe not even then)

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

A-Bohm over A-Rosario?
A-Bohm over A-Gimenez?
Or should I A-Hold?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Drop Lourdes for Kole, Santander, Ian Happ or Dylan Carlson?

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Buxton or ohtani?

Thanks!

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

Or Cole Calhoun

Smitty
1 year ago

Top 2 out of Gott, R. Montero or Rosenthal?

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

Alec bohm over Daniel Murphy? And what do we think of bohm going forward?

Matt Lehman
Matt Lehman
1 year ago

Hey Grey

Would you drop Wick or Diaz for karinchak?

Thanks

Matt Lehman
Matt Lehman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ah sorry it’s Jairo not edwin

Matt Lehman
Matt Lehman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks grey!

Ron Cody
Ron Cody
1 year ago

I love that baseball is back. I hate the short season where injuries have an out-sized impact on the season. My IL:
Verlander
Bailey
Yonny Chirinos
Tornton
Donaldson (I should have expected this one)
Aldemys Diaz
and even Naquin, and Montero spent time there)
I made trades to help at 1st base (I managed to get only one, Diaz) and promptly got burned by trading Polanco and Buck Farmer for Simmons and Encarnacion.
New trade offer, but I am twice shy.
I get Biggio and Reddick for Workman and Turnbull. I am desperate for hitting since my bench is full of Tyler Wards, Rengifos and Valaikas. Some days I have 5 players on an 11 slot starter roster that are actually playing that day. Deep AL only league RBI, Speed, SLG, OBP, W, 2xS+H, ERA, WHIP. Non keeper. I hold Hendricks and Montero, but am in 4th in relief (26 vs 30 for first.)

Ron Cody
Ron Cody
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks again for the sanity check.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 year ago

Who’s the drop among Mike Ford, Tauchman and Brian Goodwin in an AL only league?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
1 year ago

Same league, Brad Keller or Patrick Sandoval?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Gausman, Valdez or Bielak over Spencer Howard?

Dan Langford
Dan Langford
1 year ago

Bux, Teoscar, Garrett Hampson available to pickup. Who should I prioritize?

And who to drop Ian Happ, JD Davis, Luis Patino, Alec Mills, Brady Singer, Pablo Lopez, John Means?

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

Hold will smith or add Garver, Stassi ,Severino ,Kelly,Jensen , narvaez

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

I need a closer and Gallegos is on the waiver wire. Drop a young starter like Pearson or MIze, drop a struggling Escobar since I have Biggio at 2B and Devers at 3B, or hold? My other closers are Hudson and Bradley. Thanks.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Man that Nate Pearson concert in Buffalo last night was epic! He was belting out all the hits:
“I Can’t Throw Strikes to Garbage Hitters”, “Serving Up 3 Run Dingers To Scrubs”, and “Make Matt Joyce Look Like Tony Gwynn”. Quite a performance.

braves uk
braves uk
1 year ago

Question for the dynasty / keeper league fanatics…

Jo Adell – Are we feeling less confident than we were a year ago? is his peak going to come in a few years’s time rather than next year?

What is his ceiling in, say, 2022?

10 team roto league where we keep only 10 each year. He’s $1 next year and price increases by $6 each year.

I’d be trading a more expensive Patrick Corbin and Liam Hendriks (both keepable though) for Adell.

In short would you expect Jo Adell to be a top 30 or 40 talent by end of next year? Or should i stick with the bird in the hand of Corbin/Hendriks

Thanks!

JP
JP
1 year ago

Need to drop one: Todd Frazier, Clint Frazier or H. Dozier?

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
1 year ago

Rank the following ROS in a 14 team Roto mixer…
Bohm
Renfroe
Calhoun
Moreland
Tellez
Solak

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That’s Kole Calhoun, not Willie.

Fleeced
Fleeced
1 year ago

Should I pick up Buxton, D. Carlson, Moore, or Winker?

TC
TC
1 year ago

Rebuilding a keeper team I inherited. Which side would you want

I give Trout, Castellanos, and Bundy
I get Ketel, Xander, Laureano, and Woodruff

TC
TC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

How about Castellanos and Bundy for Ketel?
Wouldn’t be keeping Bundy anyway.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Are we thinking that Gallegos is the guy in STL once they finally start playing again? Debating dropping W.Smith or Buttrey to pick him up.
Also would you drop Aguilar to get Bohm?

leon
leon
1 year ago

My ($29)Xander and ($8)hampson for ($0)Luis Roberts. getting counter offers from a previous post made today. need to act soon. 16 man dynasty 6×6.

thanks.

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

wow, honestly that was unexpected. i wasnt sure. Hampson starting to hit too. maybe finally given the opportunity we have been waiting for. or maybe sell high opportunity.
or you hate xander haha. i think i agree with you though.

You must think luis will be a top 5-10 player soon.

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Hanser Alberto (mostly using for batting average in utility slot) or Bohm? Thank you!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Follow up question

Hanser Alberto or Hunter dozier ? Thank you

Jaco
Jaco
1 year ago

Yo Grey how are ya?

Quick Q—12 team 5×5 roto

Do you like berti as bench bat or should I exchange him for a better bat in Santander or Aguilar? Basically does Bertis position eligibility outweigh these guys being better bats? I feel like I have enough power to keep berti for steals, but wanted to pick ur brain on los matter

C- Contreras
1- Olson
2- schoop
Ss- Baez
3- Machado
Of- Ozuna
Of- Grisham
Of- Myers
Ut- Eugenio Suarez
Ut- Renato Nunez
B- Berti
Manager- Jaco

Jaco
Jaco
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank u thank u many time

Fozzie
Fozzie
1 year ago

In a really shallow daily league, pick one to primarily start, one to bench, one to drop from Schwarber, Buxton, Grisham. Also, Voit, Teoscar and Maikel are on waivers.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

I need help at the corners and have my sights on Bohm.

You dropping any of these guys for him in a 12 team:

Hoskins
Aguilar
Lewis
Rio

I was leaning Lewis since his statcast & BABIP should indicate the cool off is coming, but none of these guys are keepers either way. What’s your take?

Thanks, homie!

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

1. I’m assuming you feel good enough about Gausman to roll him out in a 10 teamer Saturday? Trying to keep up with innings is tough with so many injuries and crap pitchers. He has pedigree and has looks good recently in two brutal matchups (@COL, LAD)

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Grey,please rank?
W.Calhoun,Tapia,C.Frazier

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

Brosseau or Willi Castro? (Cron getting surgery)
Brosseau isn’t an everyday player but neither is Kingery anymore… I’m still in 1st place after drafting A.Rosario AND Kingery but my lead is slipping. I think rosario will be fine enough in a 16tm…kingery is almost dead to me.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Alec Bohm clgerring calles up!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  RicoSuave
1 year ago

*wow* getting called up

Rat Boy
Rat Boy
1 year ago

very quality joke about the Marte bros and la Tortuga lol.

Would you drop Verdugo, Teoscar, or Semien for Starlin Castro or Edwin Encarnacion?

Rat Boy
Rat Boy
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry, forgot to mention its an OPS league. Does that change anything?

Thanks Grey

tone DEAF!
tone DEAF!
1 year ago

Or Mercado

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
Reply to  tone DEAF!
1 year ago

Mercado? No way man. He’s slumped badly and now Cleveland is rotating like 8 different outfielders.

Mercado, Zimmer, Naquin, DeShields, Franmil, Domingo, Freeman….

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
1 year ago

HDozier, Winker, Calhoun, or Clint Frazier for a Util bat?
Season long points league.

Omar
Omar
1 year ago

How do these guys rank in OPS league.

Aguilar / Yuli /Franmil

Omar
Omar
1 year ago

10 team OPS league redraft. Drop any of these for Carlson?

Buxton
Grisham
Franmil

Coolwhip
1 year ago

Some quick league notes…

Orioles Offense: AVG – 2nd, SLG – 2nd, OPS – 3rd

Rockies & Cubs Pitching lead league in fewest allowed HRs at 16.
DBacks Pitching leads league in most HRs given by a large margin at 43.

Angels Offense lead league in HRs at 34. (and 2nd in BBs with 83)
Rangers Offense lead league in fewest HRs at 12.

Welcome to 2020 baseball.

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
1 year ago

Safe to dump Will Smith (catcher) in weekly leagues? As much as I don’t want to, he’s only playing 50% of the time while Falefa s an everyday player.

3mango
3mango
1 year ago

Hi Grey!
Any thought/info on Miguel Rojas? should be due back soon, and will he immediately replace Villar (he was on a tear to begin season)..Wondering if pick up or wait…

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

Who do you like more in this AM matchup for a stream between Voth and Peterson (in NY)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Someone is offering me DJ LeMaheiu, I have altuve, Madrigal and Solano at 2B. He wants an elite SP from me for him. I have Bauer, Darvish, Gray, Javier, Keller, Kershaw, Kluber, Montas, Paddack, Paxton, Sale, Scherzer, Severino, and Shoemaker. What elite SP is worth me trading to get LeMaheiu or should I just hold?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey
I heard that Alec Bohm is hgetting called up. I have a huge logjam at RP and need top make room. I need to drop two of these:

Nick Anderson
Giovanny Gallegos
Chad Green (SP/RP eligible)
WIll Harris
Daniel Hudson
Raisel Iglesias
Jeremy Jeffress
Corey Knebel
Emilio Pagan
Tanner Rainey
Will Smith

Holds count in my league

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

also Cole Sluser is on my bullpen

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

not the answer I was expecting. LOL I was thinking sluser and someone else. I think the Brewers are going to trade Hader. Harris may get save opportunites in DC

crimedog
crimedog
1 year ago

Grey thanks for the write ups and commentary. Super helpful as always.

SON hates Merrill Kelly (-14 home vs SD this weekend). Should we ignore SON on this and start Kelly? I think SON has been sour on him all year, so maybe it’s just that.

leon
leon
1 year ago

is it still too early to worry about kingery? not sure if i should trade him away for cheap or not

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Of course this is the year Buxton delivers – if only to drive his price up again to disappoint his 2021 owners.

Would you start Pearson @BAL next week? Or do we need to sit him over other options until he shows something? (for me, it’s wheeler @atl, odorizzi @mil, or Corbin Burnes whenever he long relives and gets 8ks next haha)

Denver90
Denver90
1 year ago

Spencer Howard, Maikel, and Schoop available on waivers. Drop any of Hanser, Fletcher or JPCrawford for any of them?
Thanks in advance.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Need to stream a bat today with so many teams out.

J. Martinez or Y. Diaz @ Bos with rookie Kyle Hart a lefty throwing. Diaz is gotten hot the past couple of days.

Shogo @ Pitt and T. Williams throwing.

Nimmo vs Wash and Voth

Thanks

Smitty
1 year ago

Here comes Yordy! The Big Man will be gettin on the bus! Spent a high pick and got burned initially but do believe he will finally justify it. Have a great day Grey & DT – life is good!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Filet Mignon Day! hope you glut accordingly

Anyway, short schedule of games today and I’m slipping on my Roto rankings, so need me a little batty call.

12-team, 6×6, Roto redraft league – Current roster below

C: Contreras
1B: Bellinger
2B: K. Marte
3B: Sano
SS: Villar
IF: Correa
OF: Judge, Kyle Lewis, Pederson
UTL: Franmil Reyes
bn: Kyle Tucker, G. Hampson, Adell

SP: Bieber, Berrios, Urias, G. Marquez, Merrill Kelly, David Peterson, Bielak
RP: Hader, Workman, Montero, Wick, Taylor WIlliams
IL: Carlos Martinez, W. Davis, A. Wood
NA: Mize

Would you cut bait on Adell in a 12-team redraft league yet or is his pedigree too good? Aside from some Arms I’m streaming today & Taylor Williams who i’m hoping can get me 1 save in the next week or 2, Adell is my least productive hitter.

As always, I greatly appreciate your insight and opinions.

thanks

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

that’s 2020 for ya!

thanks for the advice.

Just got an alert that Alec Bohm’s getting promoted too; I read your Dart Throw on him, but it was back in May…and well, may feels like 3yrs ago.

What’s your take on him?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thank you.

Missed out by like 2min in 1 league, but he’s available in another.

Would you drop Ian Happ or Buxton for Bohm or are those 2 better for ROS?

thanks again

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

Jo Adell or Lourdess Gurriel?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you Grey!

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Hello Grey,

I’m currently rostering 2 bench bats cuz I grabbed Aguilar as per your advice in order to rest Muncy for a while. 0-4 again last night. I only like to keep one bench bat. Options to drop in order to grab Gausman as per your suggestion on a different post would be the following:

Edman, Muncy, Grisham, McNeil, J. D. Davis.

Keeping Story, Just Dong, Laureano, K. Marte, Aguilar, d’Arnaud

I’m low on steals. Was banking on Edmam.

Thanks

Ted
Ted
1 year ago

I was offered Ohtani for Carlson in a 10 team mixed – pull the trigger?

Steven J
Steven J
1 year ago

Got offered this today…

My: Garret Hampson

His: Khris Davis and Andrew Benintendi

I know Benny has been trash and Davis is okay, but this seems like I am missing something here?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Grey, would u start all these guys and if so please pick top 3?
Heaney home vs Dodgers
Gausman home vs Oak
Houser at Cubs
Shoe home vs Rays
Bielak home vs Col

leon
leon
1 year ago

Luis Roberts($0) or xander($29) 16 man dynasty.

leon
leon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

what if it was($8) hampson and ($29)xander for luis($0). thanks.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

Gallo too much to give up for The German Marquez? I’ve got too many strikeout guys as this is a category along with obp (Suarez, Mondesi, Olson) and would replace Gallo with Winker. Also have Carlson in the wings

15 team keep 11

Hope your keeping safe

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Nightpandas
1 year ago

It’s close. I’d make the trade if I needed pitching.

Will
Will
1 year ago

My annual love for Buxton finally rewarded! His last 102 games – .275, 15, 56, 15. Annualize that! Now if he could just stay healthy.

Amed Rosario being replaced by Giminez? Rosario hasn’t done much so far, looks like he might be losing playing time to the rookie.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Will
1 year ago

supposedly amed is sick and has been. not yet (if he’s actually sick) been benched for gimenez. we’ll know shortly (unless this magical “sickness” is longer term) when cano is back, which might be friday.

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

I’m glad you did a blurb on Romano. He’s been on my watch list.

Looking at a couple trades and FA options.

1. For these lower tier RP In a S+H, top 3 in what order for S+H and ratios?

Karinchak, Romano, Colome

2. Hader is on pace for 16 IP! Not the usage that would be all that useful for counting stats. Liam or Hader ROS?

3. Looks like the Cards could play Friday (fingers crossed). Almost forgot they were in the league. Saw a post that you would trade him for Gallen. Even if they keep him to 4-5 IP his first couple starts and goes a normal workload after that for his next 5 or 6 would you still trade him for Gallen?

4. Bregman is showing signs of life. Outside his average he’s done well… and maybe does better when Yordan comes back and he has some protection. Bichette has matched in R, HR, RBI and exceeded him in SB, AVG in far fewer AB’s and will be playing in that hitters paradise in Buffalo. So, Bregman or Bichette ROS?

BTW, first thing I do each morning is make my coffee and enjoy reading your recaps.

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry…him is Flaherety. What would you do?

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.

I’m in a small friends 6-team league so every team is solid.

For pitching categories it’s QS and S+H. My RP are Rogers, Pomeranz, Karinchak and Colome. I carry 8 SP that are solid.

Here’s what I’m thinking…trade Flaherety for Liam to one owner who has SP issues and another owner would give me Gallen for Colone who is S+H starved.

Basically, I’m trading away Flaherty/Colome for Gallen/Liam. Do I improve or is it a push and I should just hold onto Flaherety?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

What comes first – Bellinger hits a homer or Olson gets a base hit OTHER than a home run

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeah, i’m saying the next time… jeez Grey, keep up! Lol

Not sure why Olson can’t seem to get a hit other than a HR though – his ABs seem to be pretty solid from what i’ve seen