Gnats are bringing up their 1st rounder from 2020, Cade Cavalli, who sounds like someone from Laguna Niguel who is on The Hills: Rebooted. “Hey, Cade, I know you drove my Ferrari last night into our pool, and your father and I are not mad, but Dad is disappointed, and I’m too zoinked on quaaludes to really care.” Kristin Cavallari’s new boy-toy, Cade Cavalli will make his MLB debut on Friday. He made the top 100 fantasy baseball prospects for dynasty leagues. Does that mean his pitches dy…*pinkie to mouth*…nasty?! Die nasty? No? Yeah, I don’t know either. Here’s what Itch said previously, “A late convert to full-time pitching, Cavalli brought some untapped upside to the MLB draft and landed at 22nd overall to the Nationals, who are never afraid to snag a first-round arm talent with question marks. Cavalli thrived as a pro and climbed three levels, dominating in A+ and AA before getting knocked around in his first tour through Triple-A. Cavalli suppressed home runs and induced ground balls all year, striking out 175 batters in 123.1 innings along the way. He’s a thick 6’4” 235 and looks like a linebacker on the mound. Love to see him flatten Grey.” Not cool, man! That was from the preseason, and Cavalli has looked much better this year in Triple-A. With all that said (here’s where I reveal I just wasted your time), I’m not grabbing Cavalli in any mixed leagues, but I will be cyclops’ing him. Especially if he’s hanging with Heidi, Spencer and Lauren. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

George Kirby – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.32. As I always say, pitching against one of the worst teams in history, the Nats, isn’t a terrible thing for a pitcher. It’s a famous saying of mine. That and “P to the erhaps.”

Julio Rodriguez – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, as he joins the 20/20 club. The 9th player to do it who is 21 years of age and younger. He is Himothy. Himothy Cricket. Himothy Eat World. Himothy Smits in The West Wingothy.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homer. Feel like he’s been pretty quiet in the 2nd half. Now I will check my vague memory vs. reality in what I call, “Reality vs. Grey!” Exclamation mark is a part of the show title. Anyway, in this episode of Reality vs. Grey!, Grey wins! Jo-Ram has not been great in the 2nd half. Wait, that means Reality is right too. Hold on, how can Reality ever be wrong?

Oscar Gonzalez – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Cal Quantrill – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.59. You get the sense the Guardians aren’t trying  to win and the Padres are desperately, and yet: Baseball. Quantrill is rostered in 75% of ESPN leagues, and is 50% in RCLs, should likely be rostered in more leagues in both scenarios, and makes me want to say Vinnie Pasquantrillo. Sobbing, they took my boy Vinnie from us!

Blake Snell – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.24. Honestly, there’s few guys I enjoy watching get rocked more than Snell. I also kinda love seeing the Padres suck, after they went out of their way to get good at the deadline. I just love the agony of defeat, like an opposite world Quentin Tarantino.

Lucas Giolito – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.14. A Quality Start? From Lucas Giolito? Are we sure it wasn’t Lucas Giolita? His much younger sister? Was it Lookus Giolito? His poorly-disguised Witness Protection doppelgänger? It couldn’t have been Lucas Giolito, the White Sox pitcher. Impossible!

Cole Irvin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.16 vs. Jesus Luzardo – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.34. How does that saying go, “Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning. Miami vs. Oakland in the afternoon, streamers go to Horntown.” I don’t think that’s the saying. Streamers go-a-streamin’? Streamers take delight, when it’s A’s vs. Marlins and not night? Yeah, maybe that’s it. Streamonator predicted for this game, “Will anyone score so this game eventually ends? Maybe, maybe not.”

Dany Jimenez – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.41, as he blew the save. Though, what is blowing a save if a team doesn’t have a closer? Sartre, do you have an answer for me?

J.T. Realmuto – 3-for-5 and his 14th homer. Jerry Tomato with a blast? What is this, a new flavor of V-8?

Kyle Farmer – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer. First thing of note for Farmer since The Grapes of Wrath.

Nathaniel Lowe – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 20th homer. Rangers have four players with 20 or more homers — Seager (2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), Semien (2-for-5, 2 runs), Adolis (2-for-6, 1 run, 1 RBI) and Lowe — most of any team. Those were the Rangers’ top four hitters in the lineup yesterday. In related news, if the Rangers skim $500 million in coins out of the fountain at the Bellagio, they’re gonna be beefing up five thru nine in the lineup, too. Picturing Rangers’ GM Chris Young with ankle-high waders that would be up to one’s waist on others, getting into the Bellagio fountain. “I need me another Semien!” That’s Chris Young in the Bellagio fountain.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.69. Yet another guy who gave top 30 starter-like numbers and was drafted…*scrolling down ADP charts*…holy crap! His ADP was 738th overall. Yeah, man, you definitely need those top starters. 738th overall! Honestly, I don’t believe my own eyes. Are my eyes lying to me? No, I don’t believe they are. He was drafted after Hanser Alberto and Randy Dobnak, to name a few guys who either sound like a cab or drive one for a living.

Mike Trout – 2-for-5 and his 26th homer, hitting .272, and 2nd homer in as many games. Rather than selling the Angels as a whole, Arte Moreno should sell off pieces, and not even to other teams. Can he sell Trout to Bezos and Trout can deliver me packages? Is that possible? Because I’d explore that if I were Arte.

Shane McClanahan – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.20. Would be nice if everyone decided to give Verlander the Cy Young right now, so we can shut down McClanahan and Cease, so they don’t throw too many IP.

Lars Nootbaar – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, as stays one of the hottest schmotatoes in the league. Nootbaar’s so good I’ve start calling him…Whatchamacallit.

Corey Dickerson – 4-for-4 and eight for his last nine, as he says whatever Nootbaar can do, Dickerson can do nutter-better.

Nolan Arenado – Was ejected in the 3rd inning. Cards’ announcers kept arguing how awful the ump was for smiling after ejecting Arenado. Gonna take the opposite stance. How awesome would it be if umps acted like great heels? Making “ooh ya gonna cry” faces after a close play and laughing hysterically after an ejection.

Rowan Wick – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.25 and the win, as he entered the 5th inning. …and it’s officially time to move on. It’s at best Brandon Hughes as the Cubs’ ulcer–I mean, closer, at worst no one.

Willy Adames – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer. That’s Admiral Willy Adames commanding the Brewerstar taking on the Los Angeles Cylons. *cough* Nerd! *cough*

Hunter Renfroe – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, and his 23rd homer, as he took Hanser Alberto deep. The Dodgers seem to be the only team that utilizes a position player as a pitcher late in games when it’s up by a lot, but more teams should. Why waste a reliever with that?

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.94. He’s so good for roughly 5 1/3 IP. Also, the Dodgers could turn Patrick Corbin into an ace.

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.28. Not to undercut everything good Berrios does, though, it’s not that hard since he doesn’t do much good, but his opponent the Red Sox aren’t playing to win as much as they’re like an 11-year-old with a blender. “Ooh…let’s see what happens when we put in orange sherbet, hot fudge and Bobby Dalbec at shortstop.”

Franchy Cordero – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. “…orange sherbet, hot fudge, Bobby Dalbec at shortstop and Franchy at 1st base.”

Trey Mancini – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer. Dusty removing his toothpick, “Who put Mancini in the lineup?” Trey’s eyes go wide, as he slowly backpedals out of the dugout.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4 and his 21st homer. He homered in his first at-bat, after thinking he was intentionally hit the night before. Altuve could have a point, he’s so tiny, it kinda has to be intentional.

Ryan Pressly – After looking Like Mr. Weaksauce, he said he had a stiff neck, and the Astros let Rafael Montero (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.61 in the 9th inning) pick up the Mr. Weaksauce Medal of Free’dem-from-my-team. I’d hold Pressly, and hope he feels better, and grab Montero only if desperate.

Bobby Witt Jr. – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer. Big Dubya Jr. putting up big dubs!

Brady Singer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.15. Shush, you’re supposed to be a sleeper next year. Don’t draw attention to yourself.

Daulton Varsho – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer. Not true in even the slightest, but it feels like Varsho was the first guy ever to have catcher eligibility, and get hyped because he was going to start at another position, and make good on that hype.

Christian Walker – 2-for-4 and his 30th homer. He would’ve been great to pick up, and then immediately get hit by a car, because there would be no other way he’d stay on your team.

Brandon Belt – Hit the IL with knee inflammation. So far this year, 8 HRs, 23 RBIs, .213/.326/.350 in 78 games. That’s the kind of contract year you have when you’re like, “Pittsburgh is lovely, I’d like to play there.”

Logan Webb – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.33. After avoiding them last year, Giants have been chased by the Regression Fairies all year, like they’re Harry Styles getting chased by a pashmina salesman.

Matt Manning – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.37. Two of the five starts since he’s returned have been kinda duds. Just checked the Streamonator and it hates Manning. Not sure if it’s a fantasy football thing and it thinks it’s Peyton or Eli, but it hates his next start too at home vs. the Mariners, which doesn’t sound bad.

Oneil Cruz – 1-for-4, hitting .199, as he leads off, which is objectively hilarious. His single in the 3rd was 122.4 MPH off the bat, which is the highest exit velocity in the history of Statcast, beating out Giancarlo. Look at Giancarlo and look at Oneil Cruz. Truly remarkable. Cruz looks like the Road Runner and gets as much torque as the Tasmanian Devil. If Cruz ever makes consistent contact, he will be a top 15 overall bat. Get him off the Pirates!

Kevin Newman – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. He’s on pace for 1.25 homers on the year, so he’s due for one more single. Good luck, Kev!

Kyle Wright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.99. Facing the Pirates equals “Prayer hands emoji at church with Jesus who is like, ‘I got you, Prayer hands emoji, whatever you want.'”

Matt Olson – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .250. Muslim Elvis Costello singing, “Allah…son, your aim to hit the ball out of the park is true…”

William Contreras – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. Has half the at-bats and nearly as many homers as his brother. So, on an unrelated note, that is baseball related, I went down a rabbit hole yesterday. Or rather, a nerd hole, and I contacted the guy who watches over Statcast for MLB about the Michael Chavis homer on Tuesday. My issue was, a home run was being marked as .090 xBA. If a ball goes over the fence, it should have a 1.000 xBA. Or at least better than .090. It was a home run! I get that expected is not “outcome,” but if you’re expecting a ball that travels, say, 450 feet to have an expected batting average of below .100, then something is wrong. What I found out in short is xBA is flawed. xStats don’t account for horizontal angle, which is a problem. If someone hits the ball high and the wind carries it (or, honestly, it doesn’t need wind), and the ball should’ve stayed in the yard, based on angle and exit velocity, but leaves the park, it doesn’t look great on xBA. The Statcast guy did concede it needs work, saying, “There’s updates planned that will better account for angle, but parks have different dimensions. sometimes you get one blown way out (or not) in the wind.” Watching closely to xBA over the last few days and I think I’m gonna try to shy away from using it. For unstints, Oneil Cruz’s 122.4 MPH rocket hit off the wall in a split second, and should’ve been a .999 xBA at worst, but was .820. Quibbling, perhaps, but you add .999 to a larger sample size or .090 vs. adding .820 or 1.000 enough times, and results are skewed. Or as our writer C.A. James said, “Am I finding out that xBA has less context than an average social media user furiously replying to an article they did not read?”

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Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 months ago

Hey Grey,

What are the odds that Gunnar Henderson and Corbin Carroll are on the Opening Day rosters like Witt Jr, J-Rod, and some others were this year?

Does it depend on a good Spring or do you think they are locks?

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 months ago

Would you hold onto Cron and hope he shakes his slump or time to drop and steam his spot with either hot hitter or pitcher?

More road games then home for ROS.
Thanks

kilrathi
kilrathi
3 months ago

Kirby is at his ip limit, we shall see how they handle it

aardvark
aardvark
3 months ago

Better stash for this season Glasnow, Hunter Green or Soroka?

Alps
Alps
3 months ago

Would you drop Mr. Inconsistency himself Snell for Montero. I do need K”s but also saves

aardvark
aardvark
3 months ago

With Javier going to the pen would you drop him for Cobb?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 months ago

Ryan Pressly to IL with stiff neck… Montero an immediate add?

Would you drop Aroldis for Montero?

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
3 months ago

Can you rank Suzuki,Bellinger and O’Neill? Thanks!

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
3 months ago

Stott or Lux ROS? How about as a keeper?

O’Neill or Bellinger ROS?

J C
J C
3 months ago

I seem to recall a few years back some key writer(s) on this site were ready to bury Goldy….swing had slowed down, off balance, got old. Something like that.
Baseball is great that way. Things can turn around-for better or for worse.

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Good call

Hank
Hank
3 months ago

Grey,

How would you rank Canha, Suzuki and Winker in a 12 team OBP league? There are points to grab in R, HR, RBI and OBP but not SB.

Alps
Alps
3 months ago

Dropping Dejung
Who to pick up
Margot, Harold Ramirez, or Elehuris Montero
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

yea
Thanks

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

Turns out Tuesday when Dickerson was 4 for 5, he went out in his first AB. So he was also 8 for his last 8; now 10 for last 10.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
3 months ago

And, the streak ends.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Yeah, I knew that was coming.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I mean, who’s Corey Dickerson? Quit taking the spotlight away from the real Cardinals!

Mczero
Mczero
3 months ago

Matt Manning or David Peterson?

fausto
fausto
3 months ago

Any confidence in
Alcantara vs LAD
Ed.Cabrera vs LAD
Ed. Rod @Texas
Manoah vs LAA
Smyly @MIL?

1 move left for the week and deciding between streaming and going for a huge week and a jump up in the standings or playing it safe and stashing Luis Garcia or Clay Holmes for playoff sagnof.

Ive already won saves for the week and I have pristine ratios 1.89/0.88 vs his 3.15/0.89. I’m also up 27k’s after luzardo, Ed.Cabrera, Kirby,Heaney, and Framber. He will have to throw all his sp to try to catch me in Wins and K’s so I’m thinking the smarter move is sitting some of my sp since my offense is looking good as well. Then stashing the RP for the playoffs and taking a 6-3 or 7-3 week rather than risking it to jump up a spot or 2 to get a better playoff seed.

Would Grey stash RP or stream and throw sp in dicey matchups?

Much appreciated.

stevie
stevie
3 months ago

So Oscar Gonzalez, is he good enough for a spot on this team? Or hold…
C- Murphy
1B- Mountcastle
2B- Edman
SS- Stott
3B- Arenado
OF- Renfroe
OF- Robert
OF- Eloy
Ut- Ohtani
Ut- Alonso
Bn- Mancini
Bn- Urias

Thanks Grey!

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 months ago

Grey, when you go to evaluate a player’s advanced stats, is there one page above all others that is your first destination, and what are the top or fewer three stats you look at? Thanks.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks. Are there any stats that are particularly predictive or do you have to just look at the whole gelato?( I said enchilada but Siri substituted it with Gelato I like that)

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 months ago

In an NL only keeper, would you drop Kolton Wong or Emmanuel Rivera.

ashtray
ashtray
3 months ago

Dylan Carlon sitting 3 times out of the last 5 seems bad. Is that bad?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 months ago

What’s good Grey? Along the same lines as Cruz’s hit yesterday, George Kirby set a MLB record by starting yesterday’s game with 24 consecutive strikes. Finished with a line of 7IP/8H/1ER/9Ks. Appreciate you, my dude.

Hi to Ted!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I know, right? I mean, it was the Nationals, but still pretty impressive.

Jake from State Farm
Jake from State Farm
3 months ago

Not sure if this is more common, but I am in a league where lowest scoring (points) team gets dropped each week and their players become available. It is absolute madness, by far my favorite league of all time. I barely pay attention to my other leagues bc of this one. It’s about to get me divorced. Lol. Only 6 teams left and the teams are stacked. My OF right now is Acuna, Betts, Luis Robert’s, Eloy and Tyler O’Neil. I have Harper and Stanton coming back today fro. The IL. Tyler is finally been hitting and Eloy besides all the damn injuries has been as well. Still drop them for my returning old guys? Which one would you drop first Eloy or O’Neil? There is no IL rule so I can leave Stanton down there without penalty until inevitablyone of them gets hurt. Annnd the blasphemous question Acuna hasn’t been all that amazing this year. He’s under a point per ab on the year. Still damn good but not where you expect him. When if ever is he droppable in this type of league? For a kyle tucker maybe? Acuna may be my favorite player so this question is a tough one. Thanks for the help and would love to get you in this league Sir Greyness. The different strategies here are cool to see.

Jake from State Farm
Jake from State Farm
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

You da man!! Thank you sir

aerokk
aerokk
3 months ago

Ah, your Varsho blurb reminded me of Evan Gattis, and how excited I was to draft him one year where he had catcher eligibility and was going to play everyday. That didn’t work out as planned, but at least he accepted payment in the form of crusty cheese from discarded pizza boxes!

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
3 months ago

10 Team, redraft, H2H, standard 5 hitting stats

A. When Albies returns in a week or 2, do you think Grissom will get enough PAs to continue to be impactful?

B. Who do like better ROS, Grissom or Polanco? Polanco has been cold for a while.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 months ago

Happy National Kiss & Make-Up Day!

I tried to make-up with CJ Abrams by adding him last week in hopes he could get me some steals… since then he’s “helped” me to the tune of 5/22 with 0R, 0HR, 0SB, & only 2RBI

Time to cut bait (again) or you holding?

thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks.

And while not “desperate” for SB’s, I’m a big fan of of them. I like em, I could use em, I have a little. I have some from guys on my team. I’d like to get more on my team. That’s where I thought Abrams would have come in.

(had to alter the quote slightly to make it work for fake baseball)

thanks again

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
3 months ago

Grey,

Need to stream somebody tomorrow. Who you like better out of

Mitch White vs LAA ($4.7)
Glenn Otto vs DET ($10.7)

THANKS!!

Bish
Bish
3 months ago

Grey,

if I can only start one of these guys next week, who should it be?

Cease MIN (TBA)
Cole @LAA (Sandoval)
Nola @AZ (Gallen)

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
3 months ago

Two questions: (1) has Jorge Mateo legitimately become what everyone was hoping to get out of Adalberto Mondesi, and (2) why does no one on ESPN seem to care?

Tim N
Tim N
3 months ago

This season is sadly toast so I’m looking to next year. Which two of these injured bums would you be most inclined to keep for next year (same keeper spot for all of them) Chisholm, Sale, Mondesi, Baz.

PS is it possible that the White Sox jersey Sale cut up all those years ago was actually a voodoo doll of himself and that’s why he keeps getting hurt?

Gotime
Gotime
3 months ago

H2H pts +7 IP +2 K -3 Hit -3 Walk -12 HR

Can only start 4 out of :
Lynn @ Bal
Taillon @ Oak
Cortes @ Oak
German @ Oak
McCullers vs. Bal
Peralta vs. Cubs
Ray vs. Cle
Ohtani @ Tor

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
3 months ago

Oh great Grey,

please rank these OF’s ros in a pts league:

Eloy, Harris II, Mullins, Stanton

Freedminds
Freedminds
3 months ago

You starting Lance Lynn @ BAL anywhere today Grey ?

Giolito shut them down yesterday

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Worth taking a risk in 12 teamers? Need to protect my ratios

toolshed
toolshed
3 months ago

I know you’re not going to believe it but india left the game yesterday. He has continued soreness in his leg after getting hit in the field of dreams game. How far back are the Reds? What does it take to shut him down?

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
3 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

1)    I’ve been hesitant to drop the obvious struggling guys because I was hoping for any sparks, as I will probably keep one of India or Hayes but if I have to drop one, who do you have higher hopes for next season ?

2)    I’ve been itching to grab J. Steele (on the wire) but to do so who would you be dropping? OR do you see better moves than that (I could use an extra RP but don’t think I want to drop Hader yet)?

WIRE

BAT – L. Nootbaar, L. Rengifo, A. Pujols, J. Segura,  J. Profar, A. McCutchen, J. Fraley, J. Meneses, E. Rivera, K. Farmer (waiver), B. Donovan, S. Torkelson*NA (stash), E. Escobar *IL (stash – return this week)

PIT –
J. Steele (@STL, CIN, @NYM, @MIA),
E. Rodriguez (KCR, @KCR, HOU, @BAL),
D. Smyly (@STL, SFG, @NYM, @MIA),
Josaih Gray, A. Civale, D. German, K. Bubic, A. Voth, M. Gore*IL (stash)

RP – K. Finnegan, R. Wick, T. Scott, P. Fairbanks, J. Hernandez, J. Adam, A. Diaz, M. Melancon,

My Team:
C – S. Murphy
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. India *DTD
3B – B. Baty
SS – C. Seager
CI – R. Tellez
MI – M. Betts
LF – E. Jimenez *DTD
CF – R. Greene
RF – A. Garcia
Util – C. Yelich
BN – K. Marte
BN – K. Hayes
IL – T. Stephenson *IL60
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – C. Javier
SP – M. Fried
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – Ed. Cabrera
P – J. Urquidy
BN – L. McCullers Jr.
BN –M.Wacha (@MIN, @TB, @BAL, KCR)
NN – A. Wood (SDP, @LAD, @CHC, LAD)
BN – G. Kirby
IL – M. Kopech *IL15
IL – L. Severino *IL60
 
Marv

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

…so … hard…. to forget… it’s just so hard to let go of some things, I’m sure that’s why my wife still keeps me around haha. Alright, I’m going to do it (of course as soon as I do he’ll ignite but has to be done). What about the releivers, anyone in that group worth trying? (K. Finnegan, R. Wick, T. Scott, P. Fairbanks, J. Hernandez, J. Adam, A. Diaz, M. Melancon).

Also, only downside to Nootbaar is he’s another outfeilder (which i’m pretty much covered), be gold if he had an infield spot.

turd ferguson
turd ferguson
3 months ago

I’m guessing for Chavis’ homer it’s because that hit anywhere else than down the line would have probably been a flyout?

Last edited 3 months ago by turd ferguson
turd ferguson
turd ferguson
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

So it might be underrating guys that pull a lot of fly balls?

turd ferguson
turd ferguson
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

that’s interesting and i guess would explain how carpenter was so far above his xStats

turd ferguson
turd ferguson
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

you would think danny jansen would be better? hits the ball too high perhaps?

turd ferguson
turd ferguson
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

hits the ball in the air, pulls it, and relatively hard

turd ferguson
turd ferguson
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

hes under a 20% K rate right now

3mango
3mango
3 months ago

Good Mornin’ Grey!
How long do we hold Baty?

Last 7 days:
H/AB R HR TB RBI BB SB AVG OPS
3/23 2 0 3 2 2 0 .130 .361

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks!
Who do you like better to stream on 8/27:
Gibson vs PIT
Peterson vs COL (SON Favorite)
Thanks again!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 months ago

underrated about Kyle Wright – dude seems to always go at least 6 IP like Alcantara. Something to be said for always sticking around to get a decision.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I feel like he’s more likely to than Strider for some reason (Strider has the Ks and a glorious mustache)

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 months ago

Which of these pitchers do you like the least for ROS?

Syndergaard
Tepera (is he the closer?)
Cobb
A Wood

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
3 months ago

Hey Grey –

Agree with your final point completely. Not sure if you’re also picking at the exit velocity thing, but to me the mph of a hit ball doesn’t really matter. If it goes out it goes out, and even though I get that it’s an indicator of how well a dude is swinging, I’m pretty sure a single at 120 mph gives you the same number of bases as a Texas Leaguer.

Fantasy related question: would you start Sandoval against TB today? Need wins and Ks but don’t want to blow up ERA and WHIP too much.

Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Garbage Day
3 months ago

For me, I only care about exit velocity when a defender makes a great play.

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Oh and what about Sandoval vs TB? Start or sit?

As for the other stuff…. Hot take it’s all just nerd crap. I’ll take the eyes of pot-bellied old dudes like Earl Weaver or Chollie Manuel over pin-headed geeks crunching numbers hahah. I’m half kidding

Ryan Wheeler
Ryan Wheeler
3 months ago

I can only wish Willson Contreras actually got any hits yesterday.

Phone indaPocket
Phone indaPocket
3 months ago

Drop Cobb for Snell?

cliffyw
cliffyw
3 months ago

Would you bench/drop JD Martinez? Doesn’t seem to be contributing anything the past couple of months. Possible replacements are Nootbar, Jake McCarthy and Harold Ramirez.

Powdered Toast Man
Powdered Toast Man
3 months ago

Hey man! I need McLanhananan for the playoffs! Ease up Grey!

NJW
NJW
3 months ago

Grey,

Not the most exciting question to ask here. I wouldn’t even ask an RP question if I wasn’t in a 2-week playoff matchup.

I’m in a Save/Hold league. Would you add James Karinchak who has a 8 day-schedule of @ SEA x 4 and vs BAL x 3, or Jonathan Loaisiga who has @ OAK x 4 and @ LAA x 3?

CTFDU
CTFDU
3 months ago

Hi Grey. Jorge Polanco or Alec Bohm in redraft?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 months ago

Good morning!

14 team h2h league keeper:

In need of a 2B with Chisholm out and Urias still sleeping. Kris Bryant, Chisholm, Nestor, Gausman, Giolito have interest from non playoff teams for a trade potentially.

Bryant was practically free, and he’s kaka.

What tier bat (2B) am I looking for for each of the pitchers I listed?

I’m locked into a playoff spot, but 2B is hurting me.

Thankyou

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I did receive a Bellinger offer for Giolito. However it was not 2019 Bellinger.

Also, Semien owner (out of playoffs) said to shoot an offer but not what he wants in return. You thinking Nestor is alright then?

I should send a Kris Bryant offer straight up ?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

The bellinger offer was for giolito :)

I’ll send Nestor his way and see if Kris Bryant is needed to close this.

Thankyou

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

The other owner said yes to the dress (Cortes for Semien). Thanks again

Honey Covered Biscuits
Honey Covered Biscuits
3 months ago

Deciding whether to chase Saves/Ratios or stream starters for the weekend series.

Who would you believe in? Hughes @ MIL or Fairbanks @ BOS?

Hughes has been a workhorse the past two weeks, but also pitched the 8th when they were up by 4 runs?? Also gives up homeruns occasionally. Also, Cubs lead SVO in August.

Fairbanks is in the typical Tampa Bay committee, pitches left often, but did get the 9th in yesterday’s extra innings game (but also facing the bottom of the lineup). Seems like quality innings but lower odds of getting a Save or pitching at all.

Honey on biscuits
Honey on biscuits
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks. Think he’ll be available tonight? Pitched the last 2 and 3 of the last 5 games?

scoboticus
scoboticus
3 months ago

I think you meant to say William Contreras who plays for the Braves. Willson is the Cubs catcher.

scoboticus
scoboticus
3 months ago

As a Jo-Ram owner, I could have saved you some research. He has not been good in the 2nd half. :)

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks for your advice about picking up Nathanial Lowe!!

Would you start or sit Alex Cobb and Wood of Giants on the road at Minnesota? i have to watch my innings since I am down to 199 innings. yet, i certainly don’t want to miss an opportunity to get points . You were a genius about picking up Singer. Thanks again!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

you would start wood?

Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thank you!

galica1234
galica1234
3 months ago

Grey!!!!

Awesome!!

a. I take offense when you mention Hanser Alberto and pitching great MarTEEN Perez as not being equals!!! Have you seen Hanser Alberto pitch? The guy’s pitching line…6 IP, 7H, 3 ER, 1BB, 0K so the MRP quality shart! J/k, man. MarTEEN has been excellent and kudos to all managers who have stuck with him all year. All the commentators I’ve heard in his starts say that he did something different this year, can’t believe nobody else (like opposing teams) can figure that out too.

b. Loved Manning’s start and dropped him for other stuff, like Fraley for today off WW. I watched the SF-DET game critically and my take away is the following.

1 Joc got 2 hits off him, LaStella got one so it looks like he’s vulnerable against LHH.
2 Yesterday was getaway day for SF, they travel to Minnesota so not a great distance but still in the mindset of the visiting player who ends his series with team X going to team Y or getting ready for the new dimensions of team Y’s ball park or scouting team Y’s pitching staff is part of the reason why their thoughts may be elsewhere in the last game of that series.
3 Manning needs command of the fastball in order to be successful. He was sort of all over the place at times with the fastball.
4 Yes, 8Ks a season high for him. His season’s been injury-riddled.
5 Among those 8Ks was Flores twice and he looked really lost swinging at pitches way outside the strike zone for his second K. He followed up his 0/4 and 1K from the previous night with another 0/4 with 2Ks. He looks sad, maybe someone can try to make him cry.
6 Of late he’s done well at home. I was desperate, so I took a flier.

I don’t disagree that Manning’s next start might be ok, but he looks like he is just one pitch or one AB away from oblivion this year. Nice W for me, I will take it but there are other better things out there in the microcosm of 1 day at a time.

c. George Carlin quote of the day for August 25, 2022

‘But what’s the alternative? What’s the alternative to pumping out a unit every nine months? Pointless careerism? Pointless careerism, putting on a man tailored suit and shoulder pads and imitating all the worst behavior of men? Is this the noblest thing that women can think of?’

From Doin’ It Again / Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics (1990)
Cheers,
Ante