The Padres sent Chris Paddack down to Single-A to limit his innings. When Nick Margevicius heard the news, he said, “Damn, guess I’ll be limited too.” Padres, “Nah, you good, throw 270 IP if you can.”  Paddack being sent down to the minors feels like an encapsulation of all that’s wrong with baseball.  Or at least that element.  That whole manipulation of young players element.  Paddack won’t pitch in Single-A.  He’s going for a rest.  A vacay, of sorts.  A little ‘how’s your father’ in Lake Elisnore at the House of Alfredo Griffindoor. He has to be back in 20 days (due to service time), and he will be. My guess is in two weeks.  Why any team thinks it’s better to shut down a guy early and start them up again vs. shut them down in August is beyond me. Member how well that helped Julio Urias? He needed surgery to correct things. To put it in laymen’s terms, shut down your car in the dead of winter and restart it or leave it running while you run into CVS?  Okay, maybe the Consumer Value Store scenario depends on some of your janky neighborhoods, but you catch the drift.  Either way, I’m trying to hold Paddack in most leagues; he’ll likely only miss three starts.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joey Lucchesi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  The good news, he wasn’t randomly sent down to Single-A.  The bad news, how much time you have?

Shaun Anderson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  He secured the win against Lucchesi even though he had the exact same line.  Elias Sport Bureau said the last time that happened it was June 40th, nineteen-eighty-never.  I think they made up the date.

Ken Giles – Hit the IL with elbow inflammation. Jays said he won’t be out long, but that might be wishful thinking so they can trade him. Word was Bialy would fill the hole — sorry, I’m writing on an empty stomach. Biagini was pegged to fill-in for Giles, and I added him in every league, then he gave up 2 ER in 1/3 IP.  This has already turned out great!  Finally, Daniel Hudson (1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.30) came in and got the save, and I dropped Biagini for Hudson.  I get the feeling I won’t even be owning Hudson for very long.  Giles was the closer for ten weeks and only got 11 saves, so there’s not a ton here.

Cavan Biggio – 0-for-3, 1 run, hitting .146.  Biggio is hitting just like his dad.  In his last year.

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (1), hitting .227.  Fun fact!  During the bank holiday of Labor Day 1978, a bunch of bank tellers got together for a party that was so wild that they still refer to the five who were arrested for disorderly conduct as Rowdy Tellez.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer.  He has only, what, eight more homers than David Dahl?  Cool, man, cool! Cool, man, cool! CMC!

Corey Seager – Will miss a few weeks with a strained hamstring.  Dave Roberts said, “Once he can swing a bat, I can run for him.”

Nolan Arenado – He was beaned, because baseball is dopey and if you hit someone on one team then the pitcher has to retaliate and soon players will need to hide switchblades in their socks.  Arenado’s x-rays came back negative and reviews were positive. His x-ray was a page turner hailed the New York Times!

Kris Bryant – Received a day off to clear his head.  Don’t you love when a player, who is slumping, receives a day off in Coors.  You can’t give him a day off vs. the Dodgers? Is this not common sense?

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer.  “I love Schwarber’s long balls!”  That was my Joe Buck impersonation, how’d it sound?

Javier Baez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .297.  After his home run, he received a stop sign from his 1st base coach to admire his home run.  After the game, Will Venable, the Cubs’ 1st base coach, said, “Arenado had just been beaned, Bryant was beaned the day before, Baez’s got some swag…It felt like the right call.  If the Rockies want to throw a pickoff throw at me, I will take my medicine.”  Wow, Venable accepting responsibility.  Love to see it!

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.98.  Hamels’s peripherals are eerily similar to last year when he was a 3.78 ERA pitcher.  So, you’d think the Regression Fairies will catch up to him sooner vs. later, especially with that feathered hair parted just so to the side.

Zach Eflin – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.81.  Ya know how you can order iced tea and get anything from Lipton to Snapple to home brewed darjeeling on ice? There needs to be a law that says if iced tea is on the menu, it’s always one type.  Don’t care if it’s sweetened, unsweetened, green effin’ tea!  Just make it be one type!  This is also how I feel about the spelling of the name Zach.  H, K, C? Just pick one!  Streamonator loved this start; Eflin’s ERA is under-3 (!) and I got cold feet and didn’t stream.  Bad move.  His underlying numbers don’t say he’s this good, if that helps (it doesn’t).

Merrill Kelly – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.73.  Good ol’ baseball. For ten weeks, there’s eight bazillion homers every game, then Kelly toes the rubber like a foot fetishist.

Garrett Cooper – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .296, and hitting around .375 in June, 3rd homer in nine games.  Reporters were saying Cooper came within a double of the Marlins’ 1st cycle, but could’ve sworn Dee Gordon was on the Marlins when he was suspended for doing a cycle.  As for Cooper, guys and five girls, I’ve been saying he’s a glory beast for about two weeks now.

Jordan Yamamoto – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in his 1st major league game.  Wait a second!  Were the Marlins talking cycles because of the Yamamoto bipedal?  No?  Okay.  So, I watched all 7 IP of Yamamoto’s start.  He looks like the kind of pitcher I could hit.  Not saying I’m good, though I was elected to my Pee Wee League All-Star Game (mom stuffed the ballot box), but Yamamoto regularly throws 82 MPH.  MLB hitters aren’t used to seeing that.  This could be why he has some early success only to become Mike Leake after his 1st time around the league. Outside of NL-Only leagues, I’m barely interested.

Miles Mikolas – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.83.  Mikolas was so many miles away from a quality start today that he made it to his last team’s clubhouse.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 15 Ks, ERA at 2.41.  I want robot umps for one simple reason:  Verlander takes the mound and the robot ump has to excuse himself because Verlander is a robot too.  Maybe some day Verlander can explain to all of the pitchers I own how it’s okay to give up homers (Eric Thames hit his 9th; Grandal whacked his 15th; Braun slugged his 11th), if there’s no one on base.

Brandon Woodruff – 7 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.87.  Astros have some straight busters in their lineup, but, damn, that was an impressive start by Woodruff in Houston.

Jose Berrios – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.01.  Getting the sense that Berrios won’t be available to be drafted in any mixed league outside the top 15 starters for a while.

Daniel Vogelbach – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 17th homer.  The Jelly Donut of Swat hit the —- out of that ball.  This has been your latest from the redacted Cruller Report.

Trevor May – 1/3 IP, 2 ER in the 8th inning, ERA at 3.86.  That went sideways fast!  Makes sense though, because I’m looking at my fantasy team’s ERA, bent over, saying, “Trevor May I have another!”  I’ve dropped all May shares after a glorious 24-hour ride.  U-ey back to Taylor Rogers.

Mike Soroka – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 1.92 (that’s it?!) vs. Mitch Keller – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 15.43.  This matchup was billed as, “Usually the Regression Fairies go powder their nose for one half of an inning, but the bathrooms in Atlanta refuse their entry so they stayed to wreck havoc on both sides.”  For what it’s worth, Soroka has another 70-bajillion runs coming his way to keep knocking his ERA up.  By the time, regression’s done with Soroka, he could be the one replaced by Keuchel.

Austin Riley – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, his 10th homer and his 1st ever triple.  Since everyone hits home runs nowadays, the triple is now the most exciting thing in baseball.  The triple is the new home run.

Starling Marte – 2-for-6 and his 10th homer, and his 3rd homer this series.  Good call by the Pirates to stay in the nearest Ramada, which was was hosting a Launch Angle seminar by Dwayne Murphy.  “If you ain’t got no forty-degree swing, you ain’t no thing.”  That’s Dwayne.

Josh Bell – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .325.  For whom the Bell dongs!

Adalberto Mondesi – 2-for-5 and his 26th steal, hitting .283.  By the by, Mondesi is the 3rd best player in fantasy, behind Yelich and Bellinger, according to the Player Rater. Y’all can throw flowers at my feet next time you see me.

Matt Olson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 11th homer. His hamate bone removal is the greatest injury since Marlon Byrd fractured his wrist.

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and a slam (9) and double legs (7, 8), hitting .260.  He hit a grand slam off Chaz Roe, who laid an egg.  Laureano has been far from spectacular like I thought he would in the preseason, but, on the Player Rater, he’s been about the same or better than Yasiel Puig and Lorenzo Cain, and if Laureano would be moved to the leadoff spot, he’d be way above them.

Yonny Chirinos – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.88.  His pitches do some straight dancey doodles (pitching term), but what do his peripherals say about him?  Thanks, Clunky Intro Question!  Like every pitcher who is pitching well, Chirinos’s peripherals are far from glorious (7.4 K/9, 1.7 BB/9, 4.04 xFIP with a .226 BABIP).

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.40, as he did work in Fenway.  Half of me wants to say this isn’t your slightly older cousin’s Red Sox, but rather your twin brother’s Red Sox who are barely a .500 team.  However, I fear that once I say that the Red Sox will light up the stage, enter from behind the curtain in a turtleneck and put on an iPhone presentation for how to steal signs.  As for Lynn, his peripherals (9.7 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.91 xFIP) look similar to his teammate’s Mike Minor.  At a certain point, we have to stop thinking of Lynn as a Streamonator call and more as a guy to own.  This might be that point.

Rick Porcello – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.69.  His numbers make me think I wouldn’t eff with him with your team.

Anthony DeSclafani – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.43.  Of course, I started Corbin, Paddack, Wheeler, Marquez and every other pitcher who got hit this week and benched DeSclafani.  Literally, of course, I did!  Yes, literally!

Nick Senzel – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .270.  Senzel has always been injury-prone, so, when he went down after a collision with Peraza, I thought, “Boo-boo for Senzel, goodbye calendar year,” but he stood up after about five minutes, jogged it off and said, “Let’s get it on and prove Grey wrong!”  Appreciate the shoutout and determination.

Joey Votto – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer, but left with back stiffness.  I guess his back owns him in fantasy.

Curt Casali – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer.  Psycho killer!  Curt Casali! Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, far better run run run run run run away!

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .260.  Prior to this home run, he had one homer since May 16th.  Eugenio Suarez must’ve took exception to me comparing Olson to Byrd instead of to Suarez last year.

Mike Clevinger – Will return next Monday vs. the Rangers.  I bet you more money than either of us have that Clevinger is fine in his return from the IL.  However, back injuries are notoriously tricky and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him IL’d again at some point this year, or shut down.  Not trying to be a bummer, just being real wit ya.  Hence, wit vs. with.

Zach Plesac – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2,92.  Since it was one of two early games, I watched him, and he is a bore. A Plesac is German for sleeping bag.  “Guten tag, und mit bed, you get Plesac. Now fall into slumber!”  That’s the most pleasant German woman you can find.  Guess you could use Streamonator for Plesac, but the robot will never like him is my guess because of his arsenal.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer, hitting .286, two homers in as many games, three homers in five games, and 14 homers on the season!  Okay, last point is redundant and irrelevant for this, but Santana has been hot schmotato’ing.

Jose Ramirez – 0-for-3, hitting .198.  I think I might’ve figured out the problem with Ramirez.  Each time he comes to the plate, the umpire switches out the ball. Everyone is using a 2019 ball, and Ramirez is using a 1919 ball.

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avogt555
avogt555
3 years ago

As you have been saying…. regression fairies are hitting Soroka. Trying to trade him but no one is biting. Would you consider dropping for a lance lynn?

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

Does part-timer David Freese have more home runs than David Dull? I think so!

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Crazy J
3 years ago

8 teamers are fun to win. go ahead and drop dahl (1.093 OPS over last 15 days), i’m sure you can find better and nobody else in your league will obtain him anyway when you drop him.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

unless maybe you are in a “most HR is the only stat league” then actually drop dahl. a guy with an OPS such as him over like the last 5 weeks without HR’s is hitting the crap out of the ball, tons of doubles/triples but also almost can’t have a high fly ball rate.

FantasyLand
FantasyLand
3 years ago

Also. Ohtani over Renfroe?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  FantasyLand
3 years ago

easy otani, even if renfroe wasn’t losing playing time to naylor, which he is.

FantasyLand
FantasyLand
3 years ago

Strahm or Lynn ROS?

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
3 years ago

Which side in a standard roto league using QS for counting stats and ratios ROS –

Berrios or Giolito?

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
3 years ago

here it comes, otani heating up to last year’s type levels. a steal yesterday too.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

so it turns out we had to wait about 2.5 months for his OPS rater on a per game basis, still far higher value than where he was going in any league i wasn’t in. then later i realized i could draft him lower than i did in the earlier drafts (i.e. i have him in all non dynasties this year).

packers2018
packers2018
3 years ago

L. Gurriel, Chavis or Urshela. With positional flexibility I can play one of these guys. OPS league.

G. Copper or I. Desmond ? Both have 1b & OF.

Thanks a lot.

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Drop Brendon Rodgers?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

I think I need to start picking pitchers against the Mets – it’s a win/win… either my fantasy team does well or the Mets do well

I had Flaherty tonight and barely looking like he can escape this 6th with a QS – so i’m happy either way. Plus I’m just so numb with how bad these “studs” are performing at this point

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

It’s official – he couldn’t get out of the 6th and now the bases are loaded and 1 out… Flaherty is such a bum, but at least he got Ks this time so it’s better than his last start

Just add his name to the long list of bad moves/non-moves I’ve made this year so far

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Tell that to the rest of my leaguemates that are just destroying me in pitching during my slump

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Do I roll Lester out against the Dodgers tonight? I feel like I could just shit on my ratios some more of by some stroke of fantasy luck, he pitches better than Flaherty tonight

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You think Flaherty is going to live up to your preseason expectations?

Happyharry
Happyharry
3 years ago

Hey Grey, 12 Team, H2H, 6×6. What SP for ROS – Porcello, Sean Newcomb, Skaggs or Jon Gray. Ty

PB&J
PB&J
3 years ago

Hi Grey.

I got an interesting trade offer:

My Montas, Tim Anderson, and Canning for his Lucchesi, Albies, and Sano. Thought? This league has K’s as a negative offensive stat.

Thanks so much.

Ivan Make Basket
Ivan Make Basket
3 years ago

You starting sampson vs boston?

Michael Gaughan
Michael Gaughan
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

Who do I drop for Yordan Alvarez?

My SSs are: Adalberto Mondesi, Jean Segura and Didi Gregorious. I have three and could live with two.

My OFs are JDS Martinez, Austin Meadows, Wil Myers, Franmil Reyes, Austin Riley, and Ryan Braun.

Thanks!

Mike.

Michael Gaughan
Michael Gaughan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Iceberg693
Iceberg693
3 years ago

Need advice on a trade… H2H , 10 team league. I have too many 3B with Vlad Jr, Suarez, Chapman, Carp (1B Eligible), and Riley (OF eligible)…. I been trying to buy low on Pham and the villain finally sent me a reasonable offer in….

Pham, Kingery (SS,3B,OF Eligible), and Donaldson who I would drop immediately
For
D Santana and Riley

Personally I feel like Santana has been trending down and will continue to have a tough time in that stadium moving forward. Do I pull the trigger on the buy low and the smotato for the the downward dog and the expendable?

Iceberg693
Iceberg693
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

My man! That’s where I was leaning. Thanks for the vote of confidence and quick reply. Best in the game as always!

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

12 team, 6×6 ops league

I was offered Carlos Correa for my Cole Hamels

I could drop Carrasco to clear a DL spot for him. Not sure the most recent diagnosis of Correa though. What do you think?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What makes Hamels a headache? He’s been really good his last few starts.

Correa was actually hitting really well prior to that injury. Might be a decent buy low unless we think the ribs will affect him?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It was offered to me. I can stash Correa without problem.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks

prey879
prey879
3 years ago

Who do you like more for a weekend stream in a QS league:

Pablo Lopez ($9.4) vs. PIT
Frambar Valdez ($6.0) vs TOR

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 years ago

What’s good Grey? I’m hearing you on Garrett Cooper and my 1B/3B has been a village bicycle this season. Would you drop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to add Cooper? That’s all I got.

Thanks!

First Time Caller
First Time Caller
3 years ago

I have two guys to use for my utility spot. Currently, Myers and Kendrick. Would you place either of them with Vogelbach or hold?

First Time Caller
First Time Caller
Reply to  First Time Caller
3 years ago

*replace

CloudTown
CloudTown
3 years ago

Afternoon Grey,

Grabbed Moran as a H. Dozier replacement but he’s been pretty meh. You like Bote more?

Thanks!

Spam
Spam
3 years ago

One gotta go

Cooper
Riley
Kingery

walterscm
walterscm
3 years ago

O.M.Gaaawwwdddddd. Why is the Streamonator so low on Giolito? I didn’t play him last week because how low it ranked him. And in Giolito fashion, he killed it. This week is the same. I’m in a pts daily league and am gettin my ass handed to me. I need a big day tomorrow. I can choose from him ($6.6), Snell ($27.4) or Hill ($25.1).

To make a long comment longer…As someone that had Lucas as a minor leaguer and now again as a stud, I still am weary (sp?) of him. So I get Streamonators hesitance. I dont’t know!

Maybe my decoder ring is wrong. The Dollar amount IS the ranking, correct?

Which one do you like Snell or Giolito?

K’s are 2 pts. Innings are only 0.5 pts.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Domingo got pinch hit in the 8th with two men on. Not good.

HomerHWBush
HomerHWBush
3 years ago

The Razz ROS projections just threw a big glass of cold water on Gio-Lance-Ito and have me seriously considering the trade proposal I was just offered of Giolito for Pham. What do you think?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

EdRod, Strahm, Sampson, M. Perez, Matz, A. Reyes – gotta drop 2.

Which 2 go in a 12-team 5×5?

Or stream?

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Just saw CJ Cron absolutely crush one into upper deck. Thank goodness we dumped him so we could replace him with Justin Bour.

zombie
zombie
3 years ago

Fisher sent back down by the ‘Stros. Obviously believing in Yordan as the real deal. No longer a crowded OF. But, think they’re making room for Tucker? Enough to stash now (if you sort of don’t have the room!)?

TeacherMan
TeacherMan
3 years ago

Yo, G,

ROS in 10 team HH, ops league: keep Bruce or pick up Olson?

Thanks as always,

TM

TeacherMan
TeacherMan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Cheers, and Go, Blues!

TM

packers2018
packers2018
3 years ago

12 team dynasty keep all.

A guy wants to trade Altuve. I offered Nola and my current 2bm Fletcher. He wants more. I could add one more like JUP, Cease, Bruce, D. Murphy. To much, not enough, be agressive for Altuve, or let him slide. His power and SB’s are heading south but in a great lineup?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Following up on your advice to trade for a 3B yesterday – I’m thinking of seeing if I can get a struggling Machado for Story – what say you?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah that’s my thinking too – that’s why it’s been tough for trying to trade a 3B, cause the teams with the top 3 (Rendon, Arenado, Bregman) are not trading them

The Art of Bat Flipping
The Art of Bat Flipping
3 years ago

Please rank in order of preference ROS that are best for QS and ratios. It’s a standard roto league.

Stras
Giolito
Corbin

The Art of Bat Flipping
The Art of Bat Flipping
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks.

I have an offer on the table – I trade Nelson Cruz and get Moose. Which side?

The Art of Bat Flipping
The Art of Bat Flipping
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Which side? Moose or Cruz?

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

I’m in a 12-team H2H league and am currently in 10th and trying to rebuild. I received a trade offer of Correa and 2020 2nd round and 4th round picks for my Lindor and 9th and 12th round picks. I already have 2 1st round picks next season, and this trade would give me 9 picks in the first 5 rounds.

I can keep 4 and would still have Bellinger, Baez, Hoskins, Devers, Jimenez, and Alonso to choose from (in addition to Correa). Would this trade make sense for me? Thanks!

FantasyLand
FantasyLand
3 years ago

Grey, just got offered Mookie Betts + 2 drops (Jay Bruce and Brian Dozier) for Machado, Glasnow and Soroka.

I have the following players for 2B/3B and SS: Mondesi, Story, Moncada, Villar, Didi, Muncy.

I have these other SP: Verlander, Clevinger IL, Giolito, Walker Buehler, Fried.

Keeper league , roto. Should I accept it?

Kale
Kale
3 years ago

Hudson at Mets or Alcantara vs Bucs this weekend?

Gerald
Gerald
3 years ago

Greycarllo

Have Hunter Dozier Caleb smith glasonw and Evoldi on the IL. Who would you drop or hold?

Also have Paddack taking a early vacation now

Soler for sonny gray a fair deal. He is my bench bat along with kyle tucker

Thanks

Box
Box
3 years ago

Reynolds over Riley or Kingery?

Gerald
Gerald
3 years ago

Greycarlo,

have Hunter dozier glasnow evoldi and caleb smith on IL should i drop one or hold?

Sucks also have paddock taking a early vacation this season…

Also Jorge soler for sonny gray a fair deal? solar is my only bench bat with kyle tucker

Thanks

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Have to agree with you on Lance Lynn. He’s using his slider more and fastball less, a noticeable change he made right after getting crushed by Oakland near the end of April. And it’s a considerable change, not just a random fluctuation of numbers.

Noticeably, his ERA and WHIP have declined significantly since making the change in how he’s attacking hitters. ERA was 4.34 in April, 3.82 in May and 3.44 in June. His Whip was 1.41 in April, 1.30 in May and now is 1.09 in June.

Yahoo ownership is up to 52% and rising. No reason not to believe this is just a run of good luck.

I read a story in the Fort Worth Star Telegram following the Oakland beatdown that said Matt Chapman told the Texas Rangers third base coach he was sitting on fastball when he mashed a homer off Lynn. He told him, to get a new pitch. The Rangers took him seriously. Looks like he’s got a new pitch.

Bonds
Bonds
3 years ago

Are you cyclopsing Ian Kennedy?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Who do I drop when Hunter Dozier returns?: Hunter; Dahl; Avisail; Pence; or Senzel.

leon
leon
3 years ago

for catcher,
sisco, barnes, or murphy? thanks.

Eric
Eric
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

Would you drop Franmil Reyes for Nomar Mazara? How about dropping Franmil for streamers or a middle reliever? I know he’s got the homers (so does everyone else), but he’s been slumping and riding the bench for the past couple weeks on my team.

12-team H2H with OBP

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

OK, I guess my question boils down to: is Franmil droppable?

Also forgot to mention… I have Giancarlo coming back very soon, crowding my OF even more

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
3 years ago

Need saves – can you rank the following RPs? May, Workman, Hudson.

CARLOS
CARLOS
3 years ago

Grey!

Who should I drop? Schoop or Kendrick?
B. Lowe is my every day 2B in my daily league. He has been great but sits versus lefties, so I need a backup ready.
Schoop has been OK but plays every day. Kendrick is red hot but doesn’t play every day.

Thanks.

Bonk
Bonk
3 years ago

Walden or Workman?

Ewin
Ewin
3 years ago

Are you holding Paddack?

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
3 years ago

I have Ketel Marte, Kingery, and Huira in the background so don’t really need Altuve when he comes back. His SB days are long gone and I need SB help. Would you swing Altuve ($34)/Soto ($1) for Acuna ($1)?

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
Reply to  Sad Keanu
3 years ago

What about Riley ($1)/Soto ($) for Acuna ($1)?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 years ago

SON not exactly loving him, but would you spot start Yarbrough today vs the Halos?

Thank you in advance

Mo Money
Mo Money
3 years ago

I’m in a 16 team, 4 keeper league. I was offered a 1st round pick (which will be in the top 5 next year) for Correa, and I have Gurriel playing while Correa on the DL. Pull the trigger or hold Correa for the ROS? I’m in 2nd place overall in standings and points. I got a feeling Gurriel will produce similar numbers ROS.

Quill
Quill
3 years ago

All terrible options I know, but choose 2 closers/long mean ROS

Gant
C-Mart
Romo
Jackson
Kelley
LeClerc
Beeks
Minter

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Trying to package d Castillo and Robles for one closer. Who are a couple names you would try the 2 for 1 trade for? Already tried davis and Iglesias with no luck

Kelley
Kelley
3 years ago

Didi or Kingery

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Just curious, you don’t see Yonny as a must hold at this point? He’s ranked 49 overall on the player rather, been fantastic. You still think he’s a streamer?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
3 years ago

Which stream do you like better for tomorrow?

Gibson v. KC ($19.8)
Richards v. PIT ($9.4)

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Need to make some roster decisions. 12 team, 6×6, OPS and QS

My “interchangeable pieces” are Moran, Reynolds, KTucker (who I’ve been holding for a few weeks, Gurriel Jr. (Elg helps), YonnyC, Pivetta, PLopez (for next start at least) IKennedy (need saves)

Some interesting FA- any of these you’d add, and who would you drop?
Matt Strahm (would hold after today’s start)
GCooper
Laureano
Gibson (Stream Tommorow?)
LLynn (Grab and hold?)
JWinker (meh)

Thanks

starz31
starz31
3 years ago

I’m strong in pitching, solid in hitting. Was looking at a Jose Ramirez acquisition but a little scared off when deal was close. Alternatively, I’ve been offered Devers for my Charlie Morton? Thoughts ROS? I do have deGrom, Snell, and Ryu as other SP, and Devers would become my starting 3B.
10-team so plenty of depth on wire, but I’m intrigued.

Blergball
Blergball
3 years ago

12-team OPS mixed redraft. Eduardo Escobar or Jorge Polanco for Jose Ramirez? Is there anything in the J-Ram tank rest of season?

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Hey Grey, shallow 10-team mixed league, would you feel good about throwing any of these guys out there as spot starters over the next two days?
– Gibson vs KC (SON $19.8)
– Matz vs STL ($10.9)
– Mahle vs TEX ($15.4)
– T Richards vs PIT ($9.3)
– P Lopez vs PIT ($8.5)

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
3 years ago

OK follow up- Wheeler for Maeda or Woodruff?

Big Dog
Big Dog
3 years ago

I know the Marlins have been hitting quite a bit recently as they have burned me a few times but is it time to drop Mikolas in a 10-team league (QS instead of Wins)?

prey879
prey879
3 years ago

Do you trust Pivetta enough to b start him @ATL tomorrow? If not, is he worth holding onto or stream him in 12 tm 5×5 QS league?

erad
erad
3 years ago

Dahl for Kenley Jansen? Too much for Jansen? I know SAGNOF but guys hoard closers like crazy cat ladies in my league.

I have Gallo, Judge, Altuve, and Dozier all coming off the DL soon, and don’t have a lot of droppable guys, so I need to swing a bat for an arm trade.

erad
erad
3 years ago

Mmmm biali

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
3 years ago

G. Cooper or Laureano?

waffles
waffles
3 years ago

Aaron Sanchez (@HOU) or Ponce de Leon (@NYM) for tomorrow? (20 team league)

llango
llango
3 years ago

Gray, im in a keeper league. 12 team H2H.
I have a ton of infielders. Gurriel Jr, Swaanson, Kingery, Bichetti, Hiura, Torres.
I could use an extra pitcher. Would trading Kingery for Luzardo be a good deal?
Kingery is hot right now, but isnt Luzardo coming up soon? what kind of upside does he have? im currently in 11th place and 18 games from the 6th spot.

Murph
Murph
3 years ago

Grey
Following on your response from earlier (which i appreciate)…

To stream Pablo Lopez and Lance Lynn, cut a) Domingo German b) Yonny Chirinos c) Caleb Smith

Thanks!

KarlJ
KarlJ
3 years ago

Another team offered my E Escobar for Berrios which I rejected because my offense has been rolling lately. I am considering upgrading my MI slot ( currently using B Lowe until Segura can get hot) and was debating whether to counter with Rich Hill for Escobar.
Current Staff is Bauer, Berrios, Giolito, Paddack, Hill, Matz, T Richards, L Lynn with Severino and Glasnow on IL hopefully coming back in a month.
Make the offer or stand pat? This is an 11 team, non-keeper league

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

12 team H/H points…..did try to make trades trade no takers….

need to drop 3

Y Alvarez
V Robles
Do Santana
A Riley
E Andrus
H Dozier
M Olsen
F Tatis
A Meadows

cable
cable
Reply to  Cable
3 years ago

BTW…redraft league

Southpaw
Southpaw
3 years ago

Is it time to move on from Castellanos or will a mid-season trade re-ignite his bat?

thurman
thurman
3 years ago

hold bauer? or try to trade him for like buehler or snell or someone..

thurman
thurman
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

well i meant packaging :)

just wanted to know if you’d be trying to hold bauer or cut your losses

thurman
thurman
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thx

omar
omar
3 years ago

OPS League: Benintendi or Meadows ROS? Is it close?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

this pains me so much

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
3 years ago

Would you trade Wheeler for Lucchesi in a redraft?
Also its QS and Wheeler is 8-4 lead. I’m afraid Lucchesi gets shut down at the end of the year?

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
3 years ago

I am struggling this season. I’m in a 12-team H2H points Dynasty league. We keep 7 players each year.

C- nope
1- Goldy (1st rnd)
2- Fletcher
3- Arenado (1st rnd)
SS- Tim Anderson
IF- Rizzo (1st rnd)
OF- Harper (1st rnd)
OF- Acuna ( 12th rnd)
OF- conforto
U- Senzel
U- Kingery
NA- Kyle Tucker

P- Bauer (10th), Giolito, Lucchesi, Matz, Skaggs, t. Richards, Nelson, Elieser Hernandez
RP- Iglesias, Pressly, Ottavino
IL- Caleb Smith

I don’t know if I’m just unlucky or what. Anyhow- Had a guy who really wants my Acuna (12th rnd) offer me his Machado (1st rnd), Nola (6th rnd), and Meadows (15th rnd).
I feel like this is a crazy trade and I’d be making out, but Acuna has #1 fantasy player potential for years right? I’ve always been one to get the best player in a deal, and I believe I already have him in this scenario. I don’t know, just frustrated with my season (5-5) and don’t know if this would help me..

Any input by anyone would be much appreciated!
Thanks all!

buster moon
buster moon
3 years ago

Start Gray at home vs SD? SON at 0.2…

Trickrey
Trickrey
3 years ago

Just as I start to think there is hope for Shaw, he goes 0-6 with 4 K’s. Ouch, I miss Hiura.

Hold Shaw for now or continue my 2b carousel with one of McNeil, Dozier, Bote, Fletcher, or Gurriel Jr.

12 team redraft 5×5 OBP

Separate question – in a 10 tm redraft 6×6 OPS league, which two do you like most out of Sano, Yandy Diaz, G. Coop, Justin Smoak, and Colin Moran

Thanks as always!

C.A. James
Cunning Randallham
3 years ago

Mixed Roto redraft 5×5, deep and saves hungry league. I need saves, was offered:

My Pederson and Odorizzi for his Taylor Rogers, Hansel Robles, and Cesar Hernandez

My inclination is to take it for the saves, which is definitely a need, but I’m worried that both Rogers and Robles won’t be closing by the time the trade deadline closes. Team info below:

C: Vasquez
1B: Freeman
2B: Moustakas
3B: J. Turner
SS: T. Turner
CI: Myers
MI: Goodrum
OF: Khris Davis, Dahl, Castellanos, Eloy, Dom. Santana
UTIL: Ohtani

Bench: Springer (IL), Pederson, Chavis, Bo Bichette

SP: Ryu, Soroka, Paxton, Odorizzi, Quintana, Canning, Nelson, Framber Valdez, Yarbrough
RP: Alvorado, Diego Castillo, B. Parker, Reyes Moronta

Tom
Tom
3 years ago

I’m glad I’m not in leagues anymore where you can pick-up and drop players on a whim on a daily basis,. It becomes a game of hoping to get lucky by latching on to the right flavor of the day. No thanks.

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

Anibal Sanchez has had an ERA of less than 2 in 4 of his past 5 starts, but he has the D-Backs coming up, but I’m thinking about dropping him for Pivetta, who is at Atlanta.

I’m thinking neither one of them are starts, but I should take Pivetta for the upside.

Thoughts?

Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Also, Vogelbach has been add/dropped (checks league page) 8x in my league – twice by me.

Every time it looks like he’s beasting he goes on a cold streak. He just got added for the 9th time (not by me) after his 4/5 day. I’ll be he gets dropped again within 2 weeks when he goes 5/37 with 2 HR.

He’s not quite a schmotato, as he cools off too fast. So I guess he’s a schmotatease. We want him to schmotato again like earlier in the season but he won’t.
:(

Also also, stop saying bad things about Cleavenger right this minute! I’ve patiently held him for most of the season, and he was very uncomfortable with that level of intimacy to be honest with you. HE WILL NOT GET HURT AGAI-and he’s hurt again. Crap.

Imma assume this is the reverse reverse jinx and now he will stay healthy.

NUX
NUX
3 years ago

No love for the New-man at the top of the Pirates lineup? He been pretty hawt the past two weeks or so. Just a schmotato?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ya prob true. Was gonna say they seem to be okay letting him run… then he gets caught stealing second today haha

I saw this morning that he was a 1st round draft pick a few years back. I’ll admit I don’t know shizz about him, just noticed he has been hot. Don’t see him on the prospectonator, is he not a rookie? Or is he that far off the radar?

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

in my roto league i’m in need of saves

is it worth dropping anyone for daniel hudson?

Yonny Chirinos TB SP
Lucas Giolito CHW SP
Mike Minor TEX SP
Nick Pivetta PHI SP
Brandon Woodruff MIL SP
Shawn Kelley TEX RP
Brad Peacock HOU RP
Hansel Robles LAA RP
Sergio Romo MIA RP
Dallas Keuchel ATL SP

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

i’m thinking Pivetta ?

Slowmez
Slowmez
3 years ago

Drop Chavis for Cooper?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Slowmez
3 years ago

Yes

Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Austin Riley with a triple and a HR since the RSJ went into effect! Thank you sir, now do Achña!

Also Trevor Noah episode drops in about 1.5 hours. Hope he likes my sauce.

Ps – if you get a chance, google Gamel’s blade-of-grass-high diving catch from yesterday – it’s pretty spectacular.

omar
omar
3 years ago

10 team Weekly Cats – 6×5 Standard + OPS. Which side?

A: Tatis, Khrush, Meadows, Lucchesi
B: Mondesi, Eloy, Benintendi, Heaney

**All players can be kept thru 2020 (3 players max per team) – Mondesi, maaaybe Meadows would be the only ones with keeper consideration.

Jaone
Jaone
3 years ago

Would you drop Gregory Polanco for Laureno, or hold?

Overmanager
Overmanager