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

I’ve given up on most prospects being called up this year that will make a huge difference. It’s time we started waiting for some unknown vet to get suddenly hot after being garbage for four+ years. Jose Iglesias — your time is now! That’s how I feel, in general. But there is one prospect left, who we might see, who could be a difference maker. As Prospect Itch called him, “The chosen one.” So, he’s Jewish–*intern whispers in ear*–So, he might not be Jewish. He’s the top prospect on Itch’s top 25 prospects for 2022 fantasy baseball. His name: Corbin Carroll. I wouldn’t be shocked if he’s still available for me to go over for my 2023 rookie series, which means he might not get 130 ABs losing rookie eligibility. As I was saying to BDon the other day on the podcast — now available on our Youtube channel for you to watch us, please subscribe — I wonder if this new CBA caveat…

…could adversely affect prospects. Will a team hold down a prospect out of fear he could lose rookie eligibility and not qualify for Rookie of the Year? I don’t know, tee be aitch, but Carroll has to be on the short list of 2023 ROY candidates if he stays down. Yeah, yeah, keyword: Short. Hardy har har! You tall guys think you’re so cool! “Hey, look at me, I can get cereal down without standing on a chair!” Aren’t you fantastic?! Sounding like an alien who is just discovering old HBO shows, Corbin Carroll is under six feet. Much like Mookie Betts with both power, speed and average. He is the total package like Paul Orndorff. Will he promoted soon? He should. I’ll say that. If you have room in any leagues, this is your last chance for a difference maker out of the prospects. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Victor Caratini – “Is it possible to put in a request for Caratini to do PEDs so I can call him The Juice Bar…Hello? Are you still there?” That’s me calling into the Brewers’ front office.

Mitch Garver – “Mitch betta have my money!” What one says after loaning a Mitch money.

Eric Haase – Lots of catchers who are hot this week, and I didn’t even mention MJ Melendez. Wait a second, I just did.

Darick Hall – You already got a Darick Hall fantasy. It was written while singing Private Eyes.

Vinnie Pasquantino – Given you so many Vinnie Pasquantino fantasies, I’ve even given you a quick hitter on the Youtube. Subscribe!

Juan Yepez – “Yup, Yeppers, Yepez…” That’s me teaching someone how to conjugate yes.

Harold Ramirez – Here’s your, “This guy is hot according to the 7-day Player Rater, but are you really picking him up?” of the week.

Alex Kirilloff – This guy is instructive of why certain call-ups are just slightly less exciting. Kirilloff could be great, absolutely valuable, but zero speed and meh average, so what are you waiting on? The occasional homer? You could get that from any random schmohawk on waivers.

Isaac Paredes – Speaking of which regarding Kirilloff’s blurb, Paredes is the case against the Kirilloff types. No speed from Paredes, but want the occasional homer? How about two handfuls of homers and a foothold?

Nico Hoerner – Been sorta remiss in not mentioning Hoerner. He’s just so *long, rueful sigh when you don’t have anyone better*. Little Nico Hoerner sits in the middle hitting singles and nothing else.

Jonathan Villar – The new Angels’ leadoff hitter and everyday 3rd baseman, Jonathan Villar, could have sneaky value the rest of the way. Think Nimmo, but less fish puns.

Jon BertiBilly Hamilton lays down with his feet on one side of a moat, and his hands on the other side. Berti walks over Hamilton’s back, looking up at Castle SAGNOF.

Christopher Morel – Don’t think people fully appreciate how valuable five-category guys are vs. the Kirilloffs of the world. Christopher Morel aka Captain Mushroom over here has been more valuable than Andrew Vaughn in roughly 25 less games, and Vaughn isn’t doing bad for what he’s doing (power and average).

Santiago Espinal – This guy’s on the list for guys who I’ve picked up and dropped about two dozen times. I want to drop him as soon as I pick him up, and, as soon as I drop him, I want to pick him up.

Elvis Andrus – He’s been good just as the release of the Elvis movie was happening. I guess that’s just a total coincidence and not the worse tie-in with MLB since the Spider-Man bases.

Jose Iglesias – “Here’s the church, here’s the steeple, and here’s the people helping my fantasy team.” Does sign of the cross, and takes communion.

Yandy Diaz – His Launch Angle, while still low, is actually higher than Cake Batter. That was pain to see. Also, Yandy’s Statcast page? Well, I’ve seen worse. He’s kind of a .300 hitter with neutral luck.

Miguel Vargas – With Chris Taylor out with a fractured foot, the Dodgers could call up Vargas. More than likely they’ll make due with Lux, Alberto, Jay Clam and Rios when he returns, then trade Vargas for someone awful like Joey Gallo.

Ryan McKenna – It’s beyond time we talked about Ryan McKenna! The Big Mc! The Yes I Kenna! The–Okay, there’s nothing to talk about with him, except he has great speed.

David Peralta – Not just recently, but you don’t want to know how high Peralta is on the season-long Player Rater. Honestly, if you knew, you’d wanna punch something.

Jake Meyers – You ever abbreviate his name to Ja-Me and sing it like Bob Marley’s Jamming? By the way, is there any chance if Bob was around now and did that song he wouldn’t drop the G for an apostrophe? These kind of things keep me up at night. Any hoo! Meyers is a meh-power, meh-speed, meh-average guy. Jake Mehyers is getting playing time for deeper leagues.

Jarren Duran – This guy is one of those where I would highlight him more if I had even the slightly notion that he was really unowned in 85% of leagues as ESPN is claiming. He’s at 100% rostered in RCL leagues, and I can’t imagine he’s close to available in anywhere close to a 12-team mixed league at a 85% type level. This is something I battle with every week, because we have rostered percentages for our leagues, and I could use them for this Buy column, but I worry our numbers are too high and people in shallower leagues will be left out. On a third hand — were we counting hands? — ESPN’s ownership numbers are way too low, so I end up seeing guys like Duran, who I know are not available. This was a 500-word essay to say, “Duran’s good to pick up, but prolly not available.”

Bryan De La Cruz – There was a small moment early on in the preseason when I saw this guy and thought Bryan DLC could be solid, but now I just see a hot schmotato. That’s why DLC stands for the Da Learning Channel.

Nick Senzel – He was last week’s Buy lede, and that went over like a lead balloon. A Lead Balloon Doesn’t Help Anyone Fly was also a B-side for the Goo Goo Dolls.

Johnny Cueto – This is a Streamonator call like the call it makes to Randy Newman’s agent.

Madison Bumgarner – This is also a Streamonator call. “Can you connect me with Randy? He said, ‘You’ve got a friend in me,’ and I’d like one of those.”

Will Smith – Heard they’re doing a Hancock sequel with Will Smith playing a guy who keeps his pimp hand strong by taking Viagra. Maybe I dreamt that. BravesWill Smith should be in lead for saves while Jansen is sidelined, but Minter is good too.

Tanner Scott – Or Tanner Houck. Anyone but Tanner Rainey, please. By the way, there were a lot of women 25 years ago who were in the maternity ward, checking their arms vs. the nurses’, saying, “Who’s Tanner?…Hey, that’s a nice name.”

Brooks RaleyRays’ “closer” Colin Poche has pitched once in almost two weeks. Kevin Cash just absolutely forgot he existed. Just *poof, a cloud of smoke, and all knowledge of who Poche is went up in smoke*

Evan Phillips – Brusdar appears to be hurt, and Kimbrel sucks so hard he could suck the brains out of Myles Straw’s head. Kimbrel could suck a golf ball through a garden hose made of Robbie Ray’s pants. Kimbrel could suck an armadillo out of a snake. Yo, he really sucks. Roberts has said he wants Kimbrel to close, but that doesn’t mean they can’t use a phantom IL stint to get Kimbrel out of there for a while. For further reading: Aroldis Chapman.

Michael KingClay Holmes is starring in Bossman: The Return of the Bossman, II. The Story of a Bossman becoming a Bossman who is just an absolute Bossman. A subplot is about Michael King became Smithers to Holmes’s Bossman. King’s middle relief numbers have him above all but the top echelon closers. He’s the new Devin Williams. Call him Devin Will.I.Ams.Now.

SELL

Oneil Cruz – Noooooooooooooooooo…*takes a breath, snacks on a little popcorn, remembers popcorn makes my tummy feel gassy, sticks head out window and vomits*…ooooooooooooooooooo! I love Oneil Cruz. Like Big Love. Like if there were three Oneil Cruzzes, I’d marry all three. He’s a beautiful specimen of baseball rawr. He can hit the ball 500 feet with a little toss of his wrists. But, yoo-hoo, back to reality. For this year? He’s striking out a ton and struggled in Triple-A with a .232 average. He could have a 15/10 half, and be primed for a huge 2023. Quick, calendar check! Is it 2023? I’m concerned Cruz might hit .220 or lower this year, and I could see moving him if you’re trying to win this year vs. set yourself up for next. I wouldn’t trade Cruz for a CD of the top 100 Wal-Mart greeters’ greetings, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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Los locos
Los locos
1 month ago

Matt Carpenter has 10 homers in 27 games. Why doesn’t he play everyday? Bellinger has 11 homers. Can’t believe I still roster bellinger

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 month ago

14 team 6×6 keeper with OBP and TB

How much interest do you have in Aranda? As a Rays fan, I would love to see him get every day at bats, even against left handed pitching, but don’t know what to expect. Gotta think he at least sees most righties. Hold Abrams or drop for Aranda, Senzel, D Castillo, Sheets, De la Cruz, J Lowe

thanks!

eballs
eballs
1 month ago

Rank top three

Yepez
Donovan
Kole Calhoun
Peralta
Senzel
Harold Ramirez
Eddie Rosario
Garrett Cooper

Herschel
Herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Who do you like for next week?

Rosario – 4 cvs cws, 4 vs det
Paredes – 3 vs bos, 4 vs bal

Also, which one of these guys?

Vinnie P – 4 vs det, 4 @ tor
Walker – 3 @ sf, 3 @ sd
Paredes – 3 vs bos, 4 vs bal
Voit- 4 @ col, 3 vs ari

Thanks!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

Hello Grey,
Not sure if you still have your ears on (you should really take some time off, but glad you do not), but which 2 of the following 3 for a last OF spot and Util spot in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League:

Jared Walsh
Rowdy Tellez (I know he’s not OF)
Eloy Jimenez

I kinda need a roster spot, and I’m leaning Rowdy and Eloy, but would appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks much Grey and enjoy what’s left of your weekend.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey.

I guess now that Yordan is on the IL (God I hate baseball – HA!), I can use Walsh and Eloy? I am sure these two flunkies will make it so I don’t even know Yordan is gone – Ugh!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Yordan Alvarez is not with the Astros in Oakland on Sunday. 
Advice: No word on what’s going on with Alvarez, but there should be an update by the team shortly. There is a roster move to be expected. Stay tuned. 

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I read IL (hand)

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Now Yordong… it never ends!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Jeffery Springs has just gone on 15 day IL. i could use a backup catcher since i only have Will Smith and i could pick up Eric Haase who is available. i could also pick up Baltimore’s Dean Kremer. His start is on the road at TB. i could also hold for now.

Your input is always appreciate!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

i just picked him up. i was going to start him on the road at TB. do you agree?

thanks so
much!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thank you for your honest appraisal.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

i just picked up Connor Joe because Colorado has seven games at home starting Monday. However Eric Haase has become available. Should i stay the course and keep Connor or waiver him and pick up Haase?

Thank you!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thanks. your help in keeping me grounded has really helped!

J C
J C
1 month ago

Four weeks ago I traded away France for Wander. Last week on the same Montas got hurt, I traded away Kershaw and Clevinger for Nola. I had my choice of sending Frankie or Clayton.
#HowTitlesAreLost

John
John
1 month ago

Please provide guidance on any WW swaps and/or any areas you would trade for to be ready for the playoffs. Context: 12 teamer, h2h league, 2nd place, ten hitting cats (S, D, T, HR, RBI, SB, Ks, Ave, BBs, Runs) and nine pitching (QS, HRs allowed, Ks, W, L, ERA, WHIP, Saves, holds).

C- Vazquez
CI- Tellez, Freeman, Eugenio (must play one 1B and one 3B)
MI- Gleyber, Lindor, Polanco
OF- Must play 5: Acuna, Robert, Julio, Happ, Pham
Util: Walsh
IL- Wander ugh
SP- McClan, Nola, Cease, Montas, L Garcia, Cobb
RP- Hader, Diaz, Scott, Montero

WW: Renfroe, Ruiz, Aguilar, J Sanchez, Villar, Peralta, Jace
Stroman, Josiah, Phillips, Quantrill, Cueto, Kirby, Robertson, Knebel

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
1 month ago

Good Morning Grey. 10T 5×5 Category Keeper League.

Please rank according to my league and keeper status

Hitters: J. Yepez, C. Morel, R. Laureano, and A.Vaughn.

Pitchers: P. Sandoval, J. Montgomery, C. Sale and L. McCullers (both back soon and when healthy)

Thanks in advance.

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

How would adding R.Greene to the hitters change it? I currently roster him, would you drop him and add Ramon? I had planned on keeping him for his potential.

BTW thanks again for doing what you do even on the weekends.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

Carson Kelly,Cal Raleigh or Francisco Mejia?

With McCann hurt,any chance Alvarez comes up to work with Nido?

Thanks.

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

12 team h/h points redraft …need to lose two players and can’t decide I’m two over roster limit

hitters

C. Varsho
1b. J Abreu
2b. Arraez
SS. Correa
3b. Riley
OF. Alvarez
OF. Arozarena
OF. Edman
DH.Ohtani
ex players…E Jimenez..T France

pitchers…start 5 SPers per week …start 1 RPer per week

Burnes
McClanhan
Manoah
Alcantara
Severino
Wright
Baz
Rasmussen
Wood

RPers..

Iglesias
Tay Rogers

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

??

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Cable
1 month ago

That’s a thumbs up

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 month ago

Good evening Grey,

Roster crunch with Eloy and Seiya back from the IL. Who is my one drop (10tm, OBP H2H redraft weekly lineups):

Walsh: literally the worst hitter in the league in my scoring over the past two weeks, has had a grand total of 22 net positive games all season. Strongly leaning this way.

Vinnie P.: hard hit and K rate is still awesome, possibly coming alive with hits in the last two including barely missing a homer on Friday.

Jarren Duran: runs hot and cold, ice crystals forming, and may be overexposed, esp against lefties.

Also, Laureano is available on the wire, so I could drop two (one for the IL move, one for Laureano) of Duran, Walsh, Vinnie if you like Laureano over any of those three.

Thanks!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  aintlifegrand
1 month ago

Good morning! As to who to replace for an IL stash after I make the above drops- Heaney and Dustin May are available, do you have hope either one will contribute for august and September in QS leagues?

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

Who are your top 2 out of Laureano, Walsh, Vinnie P. or Jarren Duran?

OBP redraft.

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

please rank top 2 for ROS

Hoerner, Rodgers, J.Rojas, G.Torres

big THANKS!!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
Reply to  Surfer Dude
1 month ago

and Morel – thanks.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

12 teamer with saves only. deep rosters so not really any more good SP’s out there (i streamed b.garrett today, fully aware of his bad SON numbers, he seemed like best option and i’m already losing ratios this week, it’s h2h).
i have t.rogers (SD), kimbrel, scott, n.mart, doval. add which of: graterol, l.garcia, hand (knebel back in saddle tonight in a 1 run lead, sera anthony is being used properly (i.e. most leverage/best part of lineups), b.martin (hilarious that this guy is getting the saves, probably only from senority of being on team this long), d.santana. i have a spot to fill got lucky on giles hurt yet again (at least that stash was cheap, but him using up a roster spot this long isn’t optimal when healthy either).

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

or floro, but he seems like likely only used when MIA somehow has 3 str save days prior to him being used like that. he’s FINALLY not pitching awful though, good night that took a while.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 month ago

ROS: Franmil or Eloy?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 month ago

Grey,

1) Someone in my keeper league dropped Sonny Gray

4th place and 3.5 out of first. Players dropping like flies. Pitching intact though.

ERA WHIP QS K:9 S+H K

I have an open roster spot and the 4th claim. Use it? Here is my pitching complete:

McClanahan
Manoah
Manea
Webb
Strider
Kelly
Pivetta
Eovaldi DL
Mahle DL
Meyer NA

I’d say yes. I have an open spot so it doesn’t hurt.

2) Also I need to drop a bat as I will be getting Jazz back soon.

C – Stephenson
1B – Riley
2B – Gimenez
3B – Devers
SS – Edman
OF – Soto
OF – Marte
OF – Suzuki
UTIL – Cruz
UTIL – Espinal
B – Hall
B – Zeus Sanchez
DL – Jazz
DL – Harper
NA – Burleson

I may lose Marte though and Devers seems to be hurt. This is unreal Grey.

3) My other league I finally got everyone back and an gettin. O’Neill back and then I lose Franco and Devers is hurt and Eloy is DTD which is not surprising. I can’t take anymore injuries but I’m going to need a SS. Who is my best option once Franco goes on the IL. This is standard H2H Yahoo scoring:

Andres Gimenez
Josh Rojas
Dylan Moore?
Johnathan Villar?
Joey Wendle
JP Crawford

Slim pickings.

Thanks Grey!!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 month ago

Noooo Wander please nooooooooo

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

Good evening,Grey!

Pasquantino or Nolan Jones ROS?

Bethancourt or Raleigh?

THANKS!

Saint
Saint
1 month ago

?12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

Please choose 3 of the following to start my after All Star break push:

Ward, O’Neill, O. Cruz, Laureano, Castellanos, Senzel, Rowdy, Nimmo

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I just read that an MRI revealed a tear in O’Neill’s wrist. Who is next man up on my list?

Thanks again!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

WHY IS JONATHAN INDIA SO BAD?

(Should I move on in a 12-team OBP league? The ROS rater still has him 6th best 2B in this format)

Last edited 1 month ago by SteveNZ
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 month ago

Hey grey! Eloy or Ty Oneill in a keeper? Thanks!

Wan998
Wan998
1 month ago

Grey,
Who do you think will have a better fantasy career between Abrams and O’Neil Cruz?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 month ago

Grey,

My rotating injury carousel between O’Neill, Eloy, India (who I finally dropped), Franco, France, and now Devers has ruined my season. I even own Gausman and Montas. I have no consistency and toss in the fact that my opponents are red hot every week it’s driving me nuts. Although I’m trying as we always do cause we love to win lol.

Anyhow, my Q is about Franco. Does he look a little fragile and injury prone to you? He does to me. Would you sell? It’s not a keeper league. Aside from a DL stint this season he’s always getting pulled from games ala today. We’re getting nothing from him.

Thanks Grey!

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

Nice call on Cueto. 8 shutout innings.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Haha. Not bad on Bumgarner as well.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Seems likely!

Just noticed Cueto’s start snuck onto the top 100 list at 96.

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
1 month ago

Bryant or Musgrove side ROS?

c762062790
c762062790
1 month ago

Are either Cortes or S Gray droppable? Jos,Gray, Cobb, Lauer available on WW.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 month ago

I just looked back at the play-by-play on MiLB for TO’N. He was hit in the first inning and played the entire game (finished 1-4 with an RBI). He should be fine, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they start him tomorrow vs. Sanchez since he’s more of a AAA type guy.

EDIT: Update from the game today is they’ll know more in 24-48 hours because of the swelling. They showed him in the dugout, and he didn’t have anything on it.

Also, Gibson is the perfect guy for Edman to start against and get out of his current funk. Sosa is at .179.

Last edited 1 month ago by pugs slugs
Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 month ago

good day sir I need to decides between adley and MJ in a OBP or I could just stream based on matchups cuz ruiz william cont and heim all around (shallow league)

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

So, Garver is having season-ending surgery on Monday, but still playing this weekend. I grabbed him because he’s definitely going to have a big game to wrap up his season.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

dude finally starts hitting, so yeah, now is best time to get that surgery he’s needed clearly for a while.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

be hilarious if say muncy has 3-4 HR’s in like 3 games then “suddenly”
hey guys i’m going to get my shoulder that needs fixing since oct now”

Chad
Chad
1 month ago

Please rank worthiness of a roster spot:

Yepez
Franmil Reyes (feels like the second half will be better than the first)
Ramon Laureano (same ad above)

Doug
Doug
1 month ago

Just thinking about this on a drive up to Greenville – what if you made Vin a razzball contributor? I really like his comment posts and those player rater tables and breakdowns with ADP are great. I bet he could give us a solid weekly post in that same vein

Just a thought. Hope you have a great weekend

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry my legion of fans are always hassling you.

The Roster Mechanic
1 month ago

Ummm, on the catchers thread, MJ Mel is 4-22 his last 7 games and 8-48 his last 15, so maybe he’s not so hot…

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

McKinstry or Odubel in NL only?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Did we lose streamonator for today’s pitchers

luvdarooks
1 month ago

Dumping this year.
NL Keeper $260 high inflation.
I put 2023 salary in for these MLB players already. All MLB players get a $5 raise/yr.
I trade $37 Scherzer plus a good pitcher for a 2023 $6 Strider and a $10 Ashby
or
Offer Scherzer and a Good hitter for his” championship” this year– for next year and many to come at a $5/year increase a coveted $7 Oneil Cruz.

Which do you like better for next year?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

as a backup to Kris Bryant, i currently have Wilmer Flores. Would you waive Flores for Jose Rojas, Luis Urias or Christopher Morel or hold?

thank you!!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thank you!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

thanks to your advice that i started Aaron Ashby, Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson and Michael Harris II.

i appreciate your input!

martin

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Top o’ the mornin!

Tommy Pham vs. Josh Rojas

Who you like better this week/ ROS?

Thanks as always!

Samdukes
Samdukes
1 month ago

Jomo @ bos- sit/start?
Cueto vs det – sit/start?

Thx

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 month ago

SHOWtani should be an All-Star pitcher… Yordan should be the DH… FFS! How do you deny that guy a spot?

Have a great weekend… and write something about how bad India continues to be.

Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou
1 month ago

Really enjoy your work Grey, getting me through my withdrawal from the Johnny Depp trial

1) Jared Walsh or Franmil?

2) Joe Ryan, Nick Pivetta, or Keegan Thompson?

Seems close, was curious if you had a clear preference

Regrettably I agree on Oneil Cruz, but don’t even try to talk me out of my other prize prospect – I wouldn’t part ways with Spencer Strider’s stache for 300 million dollars, not even for a million alpacas

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

easy to cherry pick here, but i own j.rojas in a few deep spots and even in those spots TRON often says he’s a bench. fri though vs kuhl, he was much higher than normal (15 something). outside of that 3 HR game months ago this is almost certaintly his 2nd best game all year, HR, BB, 2B, 1 R, 3 RBIs, 1 steal.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

ok, that’s back to back times that CLE inputs naylor to lineup then backtracks with an hour or so till game time and takes him out. is it that hard to have lines of communication between player – medical staff – coach. or could i don’t know, do like LAA and other teams do, NOT set out early lineups that you should know there’s a damn good shot of having to change last second.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

with LAA earlier in season it was probably just maddoning voodoo games (like whether to play walsh or some bum).

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
1 month ago

I started the year with three stud closers—Iglesius,Kimbrel and Rogers. Has that gone south the last month. Should I hold all three? Maybe back up Kimbrel with Phillips or Graterol? Or back up Rogers with Garcia? Or just retain trust in the three? Thanks and thanks for your leading the mustache return to glory!

CloudTown
CloudTown
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Hope your Friday is going well. Time to move on from Farmer with Yandy? Farmer has been pretty awful.

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Sorry to have wasted so much space on irrelevent questions about drops when O’Neill activated. Should only ask about imminent activity.

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
1 month ago

AL-only keeper, need to drop 1 RP. Roster is good enough to compete this year but will require some luck. None of these dudes would be kept at their prices unless they were pretty guaranteed to close next year, which ain’t happening. Who’s the drop?

Giles
D. Castillo (2nd on my team in wins–barf!)
Adam
Poche

ashtray
ashtray
1 month ago

Devers just came out of the game. If he misses time, which of these crappy options do you like:

14 team OPS league

Gorman
Escobar
Farmer
Rendon
Bohm
Dozier
Wendle
Dalbec
Kim
Moore
Longoria
Diego Castillo
Burger
Miranda

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 month ago

Baez & O’Neill for Swanson. Too much?

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 month ago

gotta love sale calling throwing a tantrum “what makes him able to be as good as he is” (or however he phrased it). the difference in this new one and the other ones (jersey cutting, other stuff), when you destroy the dugout of a minor league team, contrary to MLB teams, they don’t have a large budget. you got guys making like 1/20th what sale does (or less) now with a destroyed dugout while you get to get beamed up to MLB in a few days (and yes for MOST of that AAA team “beamed up” is an apt metaphor with how many of them will NEVER see MLB money, it’s like a fantasy book you read about). this is like a bunch of guys that make 40 dimes a year somehow having a guy that makes 1 mil a year come to their party, he throws a tantrum, breaks some windows, whatever. then just leaves. spoiled/entitled b.s. if uber rich MLB teams want to pay for his b.s. that’s great but they can afford to. should’ve just ignored the question or say actually apologized if he was going to say anything about it. not this claptrap.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

or i don’t know, take part of your whatever hundreds of millions and say actually just pay for the stuff you broke since you are a spoiled child that can’t control his emotions.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

i understand having anger issues, and those driving you to BE good and maybe that’s no small part of why you are in fact good, i doubt that’s even rare. but if you’re a decent person you pay for shit you break, it’s that simple. real quick, “sorry guys, here’s a check for the damages and a little on top for me upsetting your game/dugout”, you don’t owe anybody more than that (including the media)

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 month ago

What’s good Grey? I’ve done the exact same thing with Santiago Espinal, so don’t beat yourself up too much.

Between your posts and reading through the comments, I can more or less figure out how you feel about most players, but I’m at a crossroads in a 12-team keeper league. I might make the playoffs (which pays), but I really don’t have a chance of winning, so thinking I’m going to blow it up.

In our league you can keep six players, but at least two have to pitchers and two have to be hitters. You can choose positions on the other two (I’ve traditionally always kept four hitters and two pitchers). Anythehoo, here are the dudes who are in consideration of being kept: Rutschmann, Trea Turner, Bichette, India (sigh), Eloy, Arozarena, Adolis, Greene, Montas, Manoah, Baz and Gray.

If the season ended today, I would go with Turner, Bichette, Eloy, Greene, Manoah, and Baz for 2023. I was curious to see who you would select given the parameters?

Any feedback is appreciated my dude. Hi to Ted and enjoy the weekend!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

One last question…At the end of the day, I think most everyone imagines themselves playing a metal song in hell on top of a double-wide to distract demogorgons from killing their friends. You could play guitar, bass, drums, jazz flute…anything. What is the song you’re picking?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Haha…I’d go Ticks & Leeches, but you do you my dude. Have a good weekend.

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  Slimcompoop
1 month ago

Why would you keep Greene over Arozarena?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

Hello again Grey,
So would you be cool with a trade for say C. Javier or T. Gonsolin for Giolito? This would be in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League. Looking to cash in on their performance to date. I may have to add a hitter, but I would be interested to hear what you think.

And I am in 4th Place now and kinda hanging on, so I could use a good deal.

Thanks much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I hate to be a pain in the ass, but which one do you think is over performing more? I kinda like Javier a bit more, even with his last crummy outing, but which one would you toss out there first?

Thanks again Grey. Your assistance is much appreciated as usual.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Many thanks my friend.

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. eloy/walker/javier too much to give up for either freeman or vlad?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Laureno, Voit or Duran

Thanks

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Drop one please
Strider, C/Javier, Gonsolin

Big THANKS!

Have a great weekend/

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 month ago

Yikes! I just traded Carroll yesterday.

Total deal was McClanahan and Cron to me for Carroll, Carlson and Strider. I’m in second place and going for it this year.

You support or was it a big mistake!

Thanks,
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! Have a great weekend handsome face

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 month ago

Hey Grey! Is Kimbrel droppable in a 10-team Saves+Holds league?

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you very much…I hung in there with him as long as I could.

By the way you wrote this two days ago and Vaughn hasn’t played since…he must have really upset LaRussa’s buzz. LOL

Andrew Vaughn – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. As Vaughn was crossing home plate, Tony La Russa ran out to the umpire to inform him that he meant to bench Vaughn this game and could they please overturn that homer.

Chuckles Tiddlesworth
Chuckles Tiddlesworth
1 month ago

Grey, you’re always an enjoyable read and easy on the eyes but every once in a while a blurb like that Kimbrel rant makes me urinate in my trousers (I’m getting older). So, uh, thanks, I guess.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 month ago

NL-Only H2H

RP for the weekend and possibly beyond. Hand, Finnegan, Leone, Mantiply, Crowe, Garcia?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! Just realized I can drop Peterson for one more. Who’d be your #2?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Great! Good luck this weekend!

Chico Escuela
Chico Escuela
1 month ago

Hey mang- start Jon Gray against Twinkies tonight?
Thx!

WiseGreasyBastard
WiseGreasyBastard
1 month ago

Grey you are so handsome.

Anyways, please help me make a tough decision, have to drop one of these guys with O’neill coming back. 6×6 league with ops as the extra category.
Joc
C Walker
Rowdy
Franimal
Who are you dropping?

John
John
1 month ago

1. Best stash: Salvador, May, Heaney, Buehler, Haniger
2. Walsh been terrible…34 Ks v 2BBs with little production. Hate to sell low but he is currently sitting on my bench. About what level SP might you dangle him for?
3. I dropped Berrios and Taillon in my 12 teamer. Berrios got The A’s so not panicking yet! Did I drop Taillon too soon? Created a streaming slot (Peterson was first lol, Cueto tomorrow)

John
John
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sounds like I should hold Walsh

John
John
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Nice! Dervish and Bassitt owned by same guy…I will start with Yu and settle for B-Hound

John
John
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Well, I have a maybe on Ealsh for Eovaldi. Thoughts?!

John
John
Reply to  John
1 month ago

Walsh

Michael B
Michael B
1 month ago

Few decent players available, any moves you’d recommend making?

My lineup:
C: Alejandro Kirk
1b: Big meat Pete
2b: Tommy 2-bags (edman)
3b: Manny Machado
Ss: Willy Adames
2b/Ss: Bo Bichett
1b/3b: Jake Cronenworth
Of: Juan Soto, Luis Robert, Whit Merrifield, Randy Arozarena, Julio Rodriguez
Utility: O’Neil Cruz
Bench: Riley Greene, Adolis Garcia
IL: Mitch Haniger

Pitchers
Sp: Jose Berrios, Cristian Javier, Tarik Skubal, Framber Valdez, Shane Baz, Blake Snell, Joe Ryan.
Rp: Emmanuel clase, Camilo Doval, David Bednar, Ryan Helsley
IL: Tyler Mahl, Andrew Heaney

Available batters: Ramon Lauriano, Jesse Winker, Corbin Carrol, Austin Meadows, Franmil Reyes, Hunter Renfroe, Brendan Donavan, Jarren Duran, Jorge Mateo, Nolan Gorman, Jesus Sanchez, Alek Thomas,
Kyle Lewis ( long term concussion?) Nick Senzel, Hunter Dozier, Joey Wendle, sam Haggerty.

Available Pitchers: Ian Anderson, Aaron Civale, George Kirby, Paul Sewald, Jhoan Duran, Alex Cobb, Ross Stripling, Jesus Luzardo, Aaron Ashby, Brayan Bello, Nick Lodolo, Josh Winckowski, Reid Detmers, Mike Minor, German Marquez, Jake Flaherty, Tanner Houck, Alex Wood, Dylan Bundy

1. Any offensive or pitching changes youd make? Whether it’s moving bench players around or adding a hitter for any other hitter or pitcher?

2. Do you think kelenic will be called up again this season?

3. Thoughts on Blake snell? Snagged him off the waivers

4. Ryan helsley is pretty much cemented as closer, Gallegos hasn’t gotten many save opportunities in a while and helsley has been downright unhittable, 5ks in 2 innings a few days ago and a win last night. Hes good enough for me to add in my opinion, what do you think?

Thanks for all your help!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Michael B
1 month ago

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Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

So if I was to drop snell what one player would you pick cause I’m probably not dropping berrios or skubal

As for 4: I meant i think Helsley is worth adding if anything for his low era, whip, and high Ks, and now that he’s pretty much the closer its a safe pickup in my opinion