In March, World Famous Orioles Manager Brandon Hyde, lined up all his outfielders to get a lay of the land. “Anthony Santander, run to the fence and back…Trey Mancini, jumping jacks…Mountcastle, solve crimes in the English countryside…D.J. Stewart, play some funky beats…”
Then, one guy stepped forward, “Hey, what do you want from me, skip?”
Hyde stopped and looked this kid up and down, “Listen, if you want a World Famous Orioles Manager Brandon Hyde’s autograph, there are proper channels to go through.”
“Cedric Mullins, coach. I play for you, if you want.”
“World Famous Brandon Hyde doesn’t know you, but likes how you use third person.” And so began Cedric Mullins’s introduction. Yesterday, Cedric Mullins went 3-for-4, with two homers (2, 3), raising his average to .365, as he solidifies himself in the leadoff spot with a .419 OBP. Showing he’s not hitting wall scrappers, each home run was an ‘Okay, boomer’ with the second out to the deepest part of the field, and the first going out to Eutaw Street, the 1st homer of its kind this year. He got Eutaw-of-it. Mullins only has two steals so far, but he’s got 20-steal speed to go with his potential 17+ homer power. World Famous Orioles Manager Brandon Hyde has a ton on his plate managing the Orioles, and his fame, but Cedric Mullins has a left a lasting impression with the Orioles, and should be with you for fantasy. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Matt Harvey – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.26. Why does it feel like it’s the end of the 1980’s again with the Yankees? They need help. How old is Derek Jeter’s kid? As for Harvey, I wouldn’t even use the Streamonator for him. He is persona non-thank you.
Luke Voit – Ramping up baseball activities. Like scratching himself and spitting.
Deivi Garcia – 4 IP, 2 ER as he was called up to take on the O’s, which is a tough assignment for any Yankees starter. Seriously. You’re not buying it, are you? I’m not fully either, but the O’s do have a better record than the Yanks. Any hoo! Deivi aka Shorty Rock aka The Altuve That Pitches aka Can He Use A Phonebook To Pitch Off Of? Honestly, and this might come off rougher than I intend, but if Deivi wasn’t on the Yanks, would anyone be asking to pick him up? Are you picking him up because he weighs a buck-forty-five? He had a 5.40 ERA in Triple-A, and 4.98 ERA last year in the majors with a 8.7 K/9. He’s fine for deep leagues, but I didn’t rush out to even check to see if he’s on waivers in my leagues.
Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. He’s been so hot schmotatoey with three homers in his last six games. It’s almost like it’s 2000, and he’s doing a debut with Rob Thomas and we’re all feeling Smooth. This blurb was brought to you by Old References dot com. A place for you to feel hip with the unhip.
Brad Keller – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 9.00 vs. Spencer Turnbull – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.27. This matchup was billed as, “Maybe I’ll stream one because I have nothing else to watch in the afternoon, but the Royals vs. the Tigers.” This is the same rationale that has me playing keno while at a Vegas buffet. By the way, the Streamonator hates Turnbull and Keller’s next starts, so buh-bye.
Josh Staumont – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save, as Greg Holland entered in the 8th. This is either Staumont’s job or it’s a timeshare with Holland, so they’re going Dutch. If it’s Staumont’s job, then he would be the first pitcher made closer when he deserves it, and over the guy who has closer experience but sucks. Truly a landmark day. Though, keep in mind, (insert player’s name) looks locked-in as closer until (insert player’s name) has lost the job in under a week.
Salvador Perez – Left yesterday’s game with thumb discomfort. Don’t worry, even if something’s wrong, the Royals will just put his catcher’s gear and jersey at home plate today, because the Royals are getting their money’s worth on his contract.
Jake Odorizzi – Hit the IL with a pronator muscle strain. Next time he should be more con-nator.
Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “When Debbie asked, ‘Did anyone see the staples?’, and I said, ‘Check Jim’s stomach,’ I wasn’t joking, he stapled his stomach.”
Kyle Lewis – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. It’s the Kyle driver from Mr. Wonderful!
Gavin Lux – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Technically, if Jim’s stomach is stapled, then what I said wasn’t insensitive but accurate.”
David Price – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. He suffered the injury while wondering what happened to his career.
Amir Garrett – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 14.21. Someone put him out of his misery, and IL him. Please. For him and us poor slobs with him on their fantasy teams. Tejay Antone (3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.66) is lights-out, and Sean Doolittle or Lucas Sims (1 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 6.23) are there, as well. Literally, anyone but Amir Garrett. If I had to guess, Antone stays multi-inning, and Doolittle gets first crack to close, but that could change.
Jesse Winker – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games and fourth homer in five games. Naquin is the opposite of NyQuil. With Naquin there, Winker can get no shut-eye.
Nico Hoerner – 2-for-5 as he hit leadoff. Looking for someone who could be huge value in deeper leagues, who might be available? Look no further. If you’re still reading this, you’re looking further.
Kris Bryant – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer. Ya know what’s happening here right? You know right? He’s setting us up to trust him next year when he lays another 12-homer, .210 doozy on us.
Max Fried – Will return next week. Fried at last.
Mike Soroka – Has yet to resume a throwing program. When I say in the preseason, don’t draft any starter with injury concerns, and you ask, “But what if there’s a discount?” Don’t ask that.
Charlie Morton – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.76. And just about the unluckiest pitcher in the majors. Do not cut. If anything, buy low.
Dansby Swanson – 2-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .188. Speaking of buy lows. You really think Swanson is suddenly a .188 hitter? Cmon, guys and five ladies. Put on your big boy or girl pants, and chillax! Also, Freddie Freeman (1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 6th homer) isn’t a .208 hitter either. Buy low, don’t sell low!
Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.83. About as economical as a subprime mortgage in early 2008, but Manaea avoided the crash, and Sean Murphy (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) bailed him out.
Lou Trivino – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save, ERA at 1.29, as Diekman (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.61) worked the 8th. Do they both have to be so good? Can’t one be terrible so I don’t feel bad about dropping one?
Rich Hill – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 7.25. He’s at 22 1/3 IP on the season, and the countdown clock in Times Square is down to 27 2/3 IP.
Shohei Ohtani – 5 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.29, and 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .300, and one of his hits was a bunt, because he heard pitchers bunt, I guess. Or he just wanted to prove he can do literally everything. “Shohei’s on first with a two-out single, and he talks with first base coach, Shohei, who looks in to manager, Shohei, who gives signs to Shohei, and Shohei does a quick pick-off throw to try to get Shohei napping, but Shohei gets back. Let’s see if Shohei starts Shohei for a hit and run or if Shohei gives Shohei the greenlight–” Oh my God, I can’t even. I have smoke coming out of my ears! Ya know what helps one to stay grounded about Shohei? Being in a blacked-out market so I can never watch him.
Albert Pujols – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Not sure what the Angels are thinking, you have to sign this guy for another ten years.
Justin Upton – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .239. This guy gets so smoking schmotato for weeks at a time, then disappears for months. Right now, he’s in one of those weeks instead of months.
Leody Taveras – Optioned to the alternate training site. That’s a massive miss by me. Leody had speed, some power, and the innate ability to miss every pitch. I’ll take the L, but if I ever saw him, I’d hand it right to him.
Nate Lowe – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .267. Seems like Solak, Adolis and Lowe are taking turns being productive. Fine for fantasy, if you give me the order. Is Solak next or Adolis?
Corbin Burnes – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.53. Are you trying to tell me Corbin Burnes isn’t a zero point zero zero ERA pitcher? I was told he was a zero point zero zero ERA pitcher. I’m checking the return policy.
Elieser Hernandez – Throwing from 105 feet. Sounds like someone’s ready for the mound to be moved back.
Trevor Rogers – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.29. One thing the Burnes-Rogers matchup really solidified for me was how incredibly awful the Brewers’ lineup is for average. The Gambino Family had better luck stringing hits together.
Corey Dickerson – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .333 and his 1st homer. Aging outfielder…no power…good average..it’s like…oh my god, Dickakis!
Jazz Chisholm – 2-for-5, 1 run and two steals (5, 6), hitting .279. I lament on this week’s podcast how I should’ve ranked Jazz higher in the preseason, and how much Podcaster Geoff and I love him.
Odubel Herrera – 0-for-3 as he was recalled from the alternate training site. Tells you how well-liked ODB is in Philly that it took the Phils this long to call him up, through three-plus weeks of 1-for-100 centerfield production. I’d be shocked if they don’t let Old Dirty Bastard get at least a few weeks to show what he can do, which is pretty borderline in anything shallower than 15-team mixed leagues, i.e., ODB wasn’t great even before coming out more Bastard than Old or Dirty.
Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4, and his 7th and 8th homer, hitting .261. Wishing I had some of Rhys’s production like I’m E.T.
Zack Wheeler – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners (3 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.13 vs. Adam Wainwright – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.08. You know what’s interesting to me. There’s so much made of rankings. Everyone’s like, “Ooh, ooh, you have this guy above that guy. You’re so dumb!” In the preseason, there’s about 300 or so picks difference between these two pitchers, but now if you started both, were they three hundred picks worth of difference? These guys aren’t the same, don’t get me wrong, but are they that insanely different? Anyway, it was interesting to me, didn’t say it would be interesting to you.
Zach Plesac – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.81. So, I finally watched Plesac. Just looks flat. Not getting swings and misses at all. He’s all over the plate, but not in a good way. A guy with his command, throwing strikes and nothing but strikes is going to get hit if he’s not missing bats. He’s actually hitting too much of the plate, and his O-Swing% is telling me he’s not fooling anyone. He could fix his issues, because if he just needs to not throw as many strikes, you’d think that was doable. I’d try to hold, but I know in shallower leagues, that’s becoming increasingly hard.
Jordan Luplow – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, this one coming off a righty, Alex C’monblowme (0 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 6.75). ACKCHUALLY, Luplow is hitting better against righties, than lefties, so he shouldn’t be platooned, though I’m not sure what I say matters. Oh, no, existential crisis! Luplow should be rostered in most, if not all leagues though.
Byron Buxton – Out with patella tendinitis. Where did he and my Indian friend from high school go? *intern whispers in my ear* It’s not Patella from my high school? Oh, okay. I told you to sell Byron last week. So, yeah.
Brent Rooker – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Elias Sports Bureau said no one by the name Brent has ever been cool. Wow, Elias with some tough stuff.
Andrelton Simmons – 0-for-4 as he returned from the IL, and outer space.
Jose Berrios – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.04, and pulled from the game with only 83 pitches, because Rocco Baldelli forgot how many mound visits took place in the 6th. It’s right in his name! Just put a deli number counter in the dugout, call it The Baldelli and make him take a number each time he wants to go on the field.
Anthony DeSclafani – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.50. Can I give you all my Luis Castillos for all your DeSclafanis? Asking for my sanity.
Mike Yastrzemski – Minor oblique strain, but won’t be placed on the IL with hopes to return in five to six (weeks) days. We shall seeski.
Austin Gomber – 1 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 6.65. “Welcome back to the Fantasy Baseball True Crime Hour. Hey, before we start, just know this episode contains descriptions of violence done to fantasy team’s ratios. Thanks, and enjoy the show.” *spooky theme music, creepy voice comes on* “It was Sunday night, and you were preparing your fantasy teams for the new week when you saw Austin Gomber was a two-start starter…” A crack of the bat that sounds like thunder, then a man in the basement of his mother’s house screams, “Gomber murdered my ERA and WHIP!”
16 team H2H weekly lineup OPS points league
1. Bench pitcher, Cole Irvin or Tyler Anderson?
2. Nico Hoerner over Wendle or Lowrie?
1. Anderson 2. Wendle
Pham or Avisail?
Christian Javier looked pretty good at times tonight. Dusty Baker gonna ruin him though. 110 pitches. I love it though. Stretch him out, Dusty!
Ps – Tucker hit a ball 410’ at 104 mph with a hit probability of 87% and it wasn’t a HR just a long out
Later with runners at 1st and 3rd he scorched one – all barrel on the 1st pitch & again an incredible defensive play robbed him. Astros PBP guy said the same thing you did – with all this bad luck he’s gonna have a monster 2nd half. Dude’s hitting the cover off the ball & batting .183
Watching the Ms offense every game for a month straight makes me want to do bad things. At least I have Hanniger on every team.
LOL Grisham’s D in CF
Well, fuck that. Houser pulled one out short of a QS, 87 pitches.
Pitchers these days are a bunch of wussies.
Vlad Jr is fueled by that preseason ranking
1 pick- Baddoo or Hoerner?
Josh Nell sux. Should’ve started dalbec instead.
With Jazz now going to the IL (most likely) who’s a better 2B to grab? Fletcher, Gimenez, Wong, Villar, Profar. 6 x 6 OPS
Man I wish I had Ian Anderson on all my dynasty teams. What a talent!
bohm one out away from slipping under the Mendoza line. dude is straight trash
See what Giolitto looks like after his last melt down.
I’m looking for sux innings.
Yoooo Grey. Somebody dropped Wendle in my league, I’m guessing by mistake. Want to pick him up and could either dump for a flopper (Soler or Hiura), a prospect (Kiriloff) or a schmotato (Aguilar). Thoughts? Thanks!
Aguilar donged again tonight! Gonna be tough to let ’em go!
Solan 410 to straightaway center ends my 1/15 slump. BAM!
Solak. Wtf phone?
And Tildaddy breaks his own 0/16 skid!
I’m back, baby! Let’s gooooooo
How about Akil or Hoerner.? Thanks again for all that you do.
14T obp Ks, do you like O’Neill over Lowrie at UTIL, looking for overall production. Lowrie’s in the heart of a good lineup and O’Neill has that power…
@Grey: better IL stash, Sale or Framber?
Prayer octagon for Chizholm? – just saw he got taken out of the game
Hamstring. Dang it. First Ketel and Bellinger now this. I’m just snake bit this season- no fun.
Still hanging onto Kelenic with a bench slot in my ESPN H2H 12-teamer (AVG, OPS, HR, RBI, R, SB).
Should I continue to hold or be looking to grab someone like Cedric Mullins who’s hot or a prospect who might be called up sooner, like Duran? What’s your ROS projection for Mullins?
My other outfielders are Luis Robert, Eddie Rosario, and Conforto. I’ve also got a frustrating logjam having drafted Tatis and Bichette and picked up Franmil, so I can only play 2/3 on a given day. Praying Franmil plays ten games in the OF.
Can try Mullins
Thanks! Would you drop Merryweather at this point? I’ve also got Reyes and Clase for saves.
Yeah, if you don’t have IL room
Who would you pick up on waivers – McKinstry, Baddoo, or Lowrie?
How about Akil or Hoerner. Thanks again for all that you do.
Well, these are already in process so I guess I’m just looking for a “there, there… everything will work out fine”
Traded away Rizzo ($26 bid out of $100 waiver pick-up) and McMahon ($3 waiver) to get Pete Alonso and Colin Moran. Then it got weird… he proposed his Machado for my Franmil Reyes and I smashed the accept button.
It’s 12-team H2H.
C – W Ramos w/a $3 flyer on Grandal
1B – HRizzo
2B – Albies
3B – Muncy
SS – Lindor
OF – Trout, L Robert, Y Alvarez
Util – K Lewis, F Reyes, T Edman, R McMahon, B Lowe
He has Morton, but I wanted the bite so I left it alone. Waivers are Wood, Weathers, Kopech, Bundy, Singer (my drop).
I am rostering Ryu, Sonny, Paddack, May, Means, P Lopez … leave as is or make a move?
Sound like slam dunks for you…not sure who you’re dropping, Wood should be owned tho
McNeil is heating up…
civale looks like he has such meh stuff but somehow he never seems to get torched. i have such little faith in him but weeeee
Haha, weeee indeed
he went 7 again i thought he was getting pulled in the 4th, they had someone warming. this guy really is a true gamer. the kinda stuff harold reynolds argues with brian kenny about. moxy. cant quantify it! lol lets goooo
Is Maeda worth holding in 12 teamer or stream spot?
Damn it – Lourdes is batting 8th again… Teoscar is coming back soon… is Lourdes going to be 8/9? Unless he gets super red hot at some point soon to move up, that 30/100 projection is probably done for.
Nah he can move up
To be honest, he’s lucky to be batting as high as he is! Absolutely horrendous.
And now Robert has that Ro Ro.
He’ll be all right, hopefully
Hey there Grey,
Start or sit Paddock vs ARI at home? Thanks as always.
FWIW SON has this start at $11
Just found Kikuchi down the back of the sofa in my 14-teamer. Gotta be worth dropiing Odorizzi to grab him, right?
@Grey: how do you rank these for saves only ROS? Soria, Doolittle, Diekman, Holland?
Who’s the drop to activate mouse?
Jd Davis or kirilloff obp league
11 team QS league with category for saves and another for holds.
Current staff is: Bieber, Lynn, Castillo, Luzardo, Civale, Plesac, Rogers, Mahle, Means, Victor Gonzalez, Clase, Alex Reyes.
We have daily moves so I can stream my pitchers.
1. If I was to move a pitcher is it Civale (Plesac has no value currently)
2. Would you trade away Civale for Iglesias
I have a team in 10th place in a 12 Team 5X5 …pitching is more then fine but essentially the hitting is the worst in the league by far. Having Soto, Springer, Ketel & Santander on the bench injured is a huge part of the problem. There is no IL so I just cut Sano a few days ago. Just trying to ride it out.
1)I am sick of Gimenez & need some help …cut him & pick up Hoerner, Rojas, Iglesias, Bote, Castro, Berti, or Newman till Ketel mends?
2)Looks like McCutchen played himself out of a starting role …pick up Baddoo, O’Neil, Naylor, J Williams, Dahl, Grossman, or A Dickerson?
3) Mullins is on Waivers but i have low priority ..I will attempt to get him …drop the OF I pick up for him? or cut ties with Vaughn …he’s starting to hit but not enough ABs it seems or maybe Wood (streamer for now & going in COL next week)
You think Nimmo’s hip is going to be a problem going forward?
Thanks.I was gonna try to wait it out until Jazz got hurt,now I’m out of room.So I lost my Yelich replacement and my Ketel replacement on the same day.
I just hope Freeman’s elbow doesn’t swell up.
I am currently rolling out Cronenworth at 2B in a 14 team H2H keeper league. Should I stick with him, or roll the dice on Wong or Hoerner going forward? Thanks homie.
Lourdes, Kepler, Mullins all available via waivers and eligible for LF. My current LF is Dom Smith who is ice cold and is/was designated by you to be a Schmohawk.
Is the pick here Lourdes?
8-team H2H categories, add OPS.
Thanks in advance you glorious radiator of gloriousness.
Roberts put on IL today. So for my 4 IL and 3 Bench slots, I now have:
IL guys: Bellinger; Ketel; Soto; and Carrsco.
Bn. Roberts (no remaining IL slot); Kellenic (awaiting); and Hiura (who’s equal value of others).
Just venting. Hopefully I can still stay relevant for near term.
Catcher Q! got some trade offers
12 Team H2H – HR, RBI, SB, OBP, SLG
Give Jeff McNeil, Receive Gary Sanchez
Give Nimmo, Receive Will Smith (C)
both offered by same owner, which would you take?
We currently have McCann at C, McNeil is Util/bench bat, and Nimmo is our 3rd OF until Belli is back and then he will be Util guy when we need to win OBP
Two catchers? For what?
We would drop McCann if we made the trade and add someone else
Should mention we have 7 mets hitters, which is why we were cool with losing McNeil or Nimmo.
Thanks Grey, we will look for a better offer!
Ha, No problem
As for why the other guy drafted 2 catchers, good question
Wong comes back and goes 10-18, so manager rests him today. Make sense ? He was out 3-4 weeks before he was allowed to return, and after hitting in 4 straight games, and with 1 of the worst offenses in baseball, he gets benched to rest.
Yeah, makes no sense
Any thoughts here?
Grey would you take Woodruff & Grisham for T.Anderson & Yourdan? Is it a fair offer? I do not want to offend anyone.
Depends if you need starting pitching. Who would you be offending ?
Seems more than fair
Grish & Wood side is favorable?
Depends if you need Starting pitching. Anderson and Grisham are similar. Jordan hits for power and avg. Woodruff is an elite arm.
My pitchers are woodruff, Javier, de scaldano, wheeler, Morton & j. Montgomery
With Cookie & Stras on the IR
12 Team Roto
Sorry bout this one but…
Ramos or Posey? Posey looks healthy and refreshed after a year off and Ramos won’t be DHing on off days anymore with Miggy back. What do ya think?
Grey! Afternoon question for you.
Would you drop Justus Sheffield for Devin Williams in a 12 tm 6×6 H2H with Sv+H? SPs are super scarce thats the only reason I’ve been holding him. My RP are Barnes and Neris. Thank you!
1. Which 3 to keep ROS – in which order please?
2. And SPitchers:
1. Lewis, Ke’Bryan, Sano
2. Manaea, Wood, Dunning
3. Rod, Staumont, Rogers
ESPN 10 Team 5×5 Standard
Would you drop any of these guys for Anthony DeSclafani: Nathan Eovaldi, Micheal Pineda, Zach Plesac?
Drop 1 out of Dunning, Wainwright, S. Gray, Montas, and Singer. Thx.
I’d look at their upcoming matchups
Dalbec vs Peterson or Mountcastle vs Kluber?
SON has Petersen at a $13.3 value @ home v. BoSox who have been stomping pitchers lately… Then Paddack at $11 @ ARI so I guess I’m rolling Paddack out there tonight, but Petersen seems like a SON glitch similar to what happened to Smyly over the weekend
Nah, Peterson in Citifield sounds decent
I’m still not seeing any Springer in the Jays’ lineup.
Ugh, what did you do to him Vin?
Drafted him when he was already injured.
Wanted to get an estimation on how many SBs to project weekly with this lineup:
OF- Betts, Alvarez, Lewis
UTIL- Tim Anderson
B- Lourdes, Kelenic
I’m thinking around 4-5 weekly as one of Betts & Story should be good for multiple steals any given week, and Tim Anderson should be good for 1. Wanted to know if I should look to trade or swap out one of Lourdes or McNeil for someone who runs more if that’s a little low on SBs in a 12 teamer.
dang then i should try to find SBs somewhere then…
Well, you said 4 and I said 3, so meh
haha true – i usually try to get 5-6 weekly avg. to make sure i win hat category but with Moore bombing out and me swapping out IKF for Kelly I’ve lost 1.5 SBs there – unless IKF is going steal +20 this year.
Like that’s the thing with H2H – if you lose a category most of the time, you might as well punt it and focus on other areas. No difference in losing a category by 1 or by 100. I’m trying to figure out here if 3 will be enough to be competitive in SBs or if I should just punt it
Yeah, exactly…3’s competitive
Wong has me looking at him with a monocle since I could use SBs – and I do have 2 struggling 2B… His 2019 of 10/20 and just south of a .800 OPS could be valuable in my format – he doesn’t K a bunch either. Just wondering if he would get to 20 SBs at age 30
Easily gets 20 if he’s healthy
I’d think if he matches 2019 production with better counting stats as leadoff, that’s top 10 2B numbers then
Great stuff Grey! Saw the endorsement of Luplow. I’ve got Franchy Cordero doing very little on my bench. Would you drop him for either Luplow or Avisail Garcia? Also eye-balling Pavan Smith, but trying to prioritize power (and he’s 1B while all the others are OF).
Thanks! Drop Franchy for Luplow
Bad closer question. Greg Holland is somehow on my roster. Bard just got dropped, would you pick up Bard for Holland? Or, would you try any of these closers in waiting; Romano, Garcia, Ginkel, or Trienen? Thank you for all you do!
Yes, Bard over Holland
Who will be most impactful for this season taking into account ETA as well –
J. Duran, H. Ramos, B. Marsh, V. Brujan, N. Jones, A. Manoah?
german marquez or emannuel clase. 16 man dynasty
Just been offered Wander Franco for Diekman in the ol’ H2H. It’s not a keeper and I wouldn’t mind having the top prospect in baseball. But is he going to be of any use this year? I can stash him in my NA slot until he comes up.
SteveNZ! Sorry, man, missed this…Not a keeper? Forget Wander
All good! Did I see you say the other day he may not be up until September? Bit late…
@Grey: so we betting on history and dropping Holland for Staumont?
Drop Yastrzemski or Lourdes Guriel for Adolis Garcia? Thanks!
Is a package of Lindor, JDD and Winker too much to give up for Story in an 6×6 OPS keeper league? We all know JDD can hit but the Mets have other options at third and I’m worried about Winker staying healthy. I do think Lindor will bounce back but between his down year last season and the way this season has started I’m a little concerned.
I’d be getting Duvall and Taijuan Walker back with Story in the deal, but I don’t really think they factor too much in the decision.
Thanks again for any thoughts!
Also, just for additional context, Lindor and Story would both be keepers going forward (we can keep four players total year to year) but the rest of the players in the trade would almost certainly be just for this year barring something incredible happening.
Thanks. What about just Lindor and JDD for Story?
Gotcha. Thanks for the replies!
Ryu or Baez
Nets wins, QS, K/9 ERA and WHIP
Counting stats also have 2B as a category with SB
But the negative for Baez is K, ABG and OPB
Who would you rather have don’t need any position over the other
in keeper league 3 OF and 2 UTL,
Would you offer Blackmon for Dylan Carlson?
or continue to hold Blackmon?
I’d hold Blackmon, but that’s likely fairish
thanks for the fast reply.
what about Eddie Rosario vs Blackmon?
Whose side you on, rooting’ for? Would you rather… pick one please.
Ha, thought the same thing but a triangle has three sides, no?
Shock G’s death > DMX’s death, agree?
Yeah, Shock G was a revolutionary
I agree. DU always seems vastly underappreciated in the history of rap/hip-hop. Sex Packets is one of the best r/hh albums ever.
They were written off as a one hit wonder by some, but they had full albums that were good
Moran or McCutcheon?
Moran or Hiura?
OPS league, all else equal who am I dropping first, Dylan Moore or Victor Robles?
Which one do I NOT start in a points league?
Montas @ TB
Gausman @ SD
Means @ OAK
German @ BAL
Ok i can take the love and the hate. Give it to me straight mustache.
I just traded MY Posey, Lemaheiu, Blackmon, and Trivino for HIS D’Arnaud, Albies, Haniger, and Luis Castillo.
Grey, 12 team roto
Should i drop Castillo to stream spot or hold.
He looks awful?
Not yet in 12 teamers
Is it time to drop G.Sanchez? I dont mind the crappy avg but he isnt hitting the ball period. Not much left available.
A.KIRK(not starting much but think that he will take over at some point with D.Jansen hitting .049. Can maybe wait a bit longer on him)
Also, wondering what to do with M.Sano/Kepler when they come off of the DL. I picked up A.Riley as a fill in and like what I have seen from him so far. Is he not just a better version of Sano at this point?
Also J.Bell and Robles were just dropped. Robles is tempting this being a keeper league(keep 10).
So basically, Which 2 would you want out of
Thanks. Sorry once again for the long winded questions. Appreciate your wisdom
I forgot to mention that A.Nola is also available. Looks like he is back this weekend. Would you grab him over Murphy?
Can I drop Robles for Kepler on the WW?
After Sanchez today, I have one more move available for the week. Who’s the stream?
MadBum vs Colorado
Davies @ Cincinnati
Widener vs San Diego
Cease vs Detroit
Weaver vs Colorado
Cobb @ Texas
Ok i can take the love and the hate. Give it to me straight mustache.
I just traded MY Posey, Lemaheiu, Blackmon, and Trivino for HIS D’Arnaud, Albies, Haniger, and Luis Castillo.
Who to cut between luplow, mccutchen and mountcastle in a pts lg.
Great stuff as always. Was wondering if home/away splits are something you would ever look at when evaluating pitching starts? Probably not but maybe some extra psychological factor for some guys? If Eflin struggles today then that must be the only possible explanation. Couldn’t possibly be anything else. Nope.
I just look at SON, tbh
Thanks, Grey. I appreciate yoiu
So much you can’t spell you right…Son, how have I failed you as your father?
If you squint hard enough, it’s not even there
That’s what she said!
My closers are Edwin Diaz, Hector Neris and Rafael Dolis. Should I look at dropping Neris or Dolis for Taylor Rogers…yet? If so, which guy is the drop?
Arozarena/Swanson or Lindor?
Lindor, it’s fair
Is it time to panic drop Patrick Corbin? DeSclafani is available, and I gravitate toward Italians. Grazi.
Pointed out yesterday, Corbin looks done — go for Italian
AL-only 11-team roto league. Which side you prefer? If A, does it change at all if Eovaldi is swapped for Heaney?
A: Yordan, Heaney, Michael Taylor
B: Laureano, Lourdes Gurriel
An impatient manager dropped Tommy Pham in my keep forever league. Should I drop Grichuk for him or is this officially a breakout year for Gri?
I also have Lourdes.
Yes, Pham over Grichuk
Good morning Grey!
Great write up as always!
A couple potential roster questions for you, 10tm OBP league, need OBP, runs and xbhs.
My wire options:
Eaton, Mullins, Adolis, Peralta, Grichuk, Tapia
Can you give me your top 3?
Mullins, Adolis, Tapia
Thanks for the insight!
Someone just dropped Pham. Would he be ahead of any of your above 3?
In a sea of struggling players and frustrated team owners, which player(s) do you feel would be good to trade for (to go after) who could be an asset as the season goes on? :)
There’s a tool for this https://razzball.com/buysell/
WTH? I have never seen this tool before :O Thanks for the link.
Ha, No problem
And number 3 on that tool when sorted as suggested ‘ROS $ minus STD $’ is Patrick Corbin and number 5 is Shelby Miller. Yikes.
Shelby Miller! Haha, take with grain of salt when a robot tells you anything — it’s merely an unbiased opinion
Rank these potential waiver wire adds; Adolis Garcia, Akil Baddoo, Jed Lowrie, Nico Hoerner, JT Brubaker, Danny Duffy, Cedric Mullins, Zack McKinstry. Thx.
Thx Grey – how about after them who would you target?
What do you need?
I have great pitching. Need runs, OBP, rbis. Also available are Shaw, Luplow, Naquin, Evans in addition to the names I mentioned above.
Also – who will be most impactful for this season taking into account ETA as well –
J. Duran, H. Ramos, B. Marsh, V. Brujan, N. Jones, A. Manoah?
Drop McCann for Carson Kelly, Buster Posey, or Omar Narvaez?