Christian Yelich hit his 6th homer and his…wait for it….here it comes…where’d it go…did I  leave it in the car…no, it’s right here under my ass…and his 7th homer and his…crap, this one is in the car, isn’t it…nope, under the other cheek…and his 8th homer!  Add in 7 RBIs and he’s hitting a zillion.  Can we just crown him with back-to-back MVPs and sneak him into Ariana Grande’s room already?  After he wins his 2nd straight MVP, there will still (!!!) be someone next March who is saying something like, “Grey, you are wildly handsome, but I just don’t trust Yelich.  Can you talk me into him?”  Which they will say right after I’ve written 1,200 words on Yelich.  Doode is a beast who powers the Milwakuee’s Best.  Don’t funk up my jam!  Which is what Mr. Smuckers says to his wife when she messes up his DVR recordings of The Voice.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .241.  Moistasskiss!

Freddy Peralta – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.13 vs. Dakota Hudson – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.08.  Hudson-Peralta:  More like Nuts in Peroxide.  It was a good day to not have a starting pitcher going.  “Now you tell me!” exclaims guy chasing two-start starters.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .226.  Au Shizz!  Take away the homers Goldy’s hit in Milwaukee and he’d be hitting worse than Chris Davis.  Of course, we can’t take away his homers in Milwaukee.  That’s like saying take away the hits Nolan Arenado has in Coors and he’s Eric Hosmer.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .303.  It was Colonel Mustard in Milwaukee with a can of Schlitz!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .291.  Sure am glad I owned Ozuna last year.  Sure am glad.  *gargles with broken glass*

Francisco Lindor – Cleared to begin a minor league assignment in Triple-A Columbus.  Fun Fact!  Christopher Columbus landed in Columbus and originally called it the West Indies.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (1) and double legs (4, 5), hitting .150.  He’s fixed!  Kidding.  Sorry, if you own him.  You want to see a massive number of line drives not home runs.  He needs to lower his fly ball rate.

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-3, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL.  Kipnis goes well with borscht, not fantasy baseball.

Carlos Gonzalez – 1-for-5, 2 runs as Jake Bauers took a seat.  Everywhere CarGo goes, he is a prospblock.

Trevor Bauer – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.05.  Literally, the only pitcher that has remembered that good pitching stops good hitting.

Omar Narvaez – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .281.  Never nervous Narvaez is never nervous nor nefarious, nah’mean.

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, as he was activated from the IL.  He returned a lot faster than I thought he would, so we have to push forward his next IL stint.  To paraphrase Hood Politics by Kendrick Lamar, “Kershaw returned early from his boo boo!  He’s bound to get hurt again boo boo!  He’s had boo boos for the last few years, boo boo!  Good luck but will be boo boo’d!”  If it’s not clear, I don’t trust Kershaw to stay healthy, and would try to sell him.  His name value brings a lot more than his fantasy value.  Boo boo!

Joc Pederson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Told you on Friday the Hitter-Tron‘s number one guy (owned in less than 50% of leagues) over the next week was Pederson.  He’s had three homers since then.

Curt Casali – 1-for-4, 1 run as he leadoff.  Psycho Killer, Curt Casali!  In all seriousness, Casali leading off should unlock some kind of secret achievement where David Bell is automatically fired.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .191.  When Puig lets one fly!  Because he wants to.  Like Cartman, he do what he want.  I’m sure he was charged up being back in LA and it showed.

Raisel Iglesias – 0 IP, 2 ER and the blown save, ERA at 6.75.  I don’t want to say he’s a majority stakeholder of useless, but I will say he’s about 49% useless.

Joey Lucchesi –  7 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.06.  Not feeling great about my Lucchesi shares, but it’s too early to panic.  Remember, the last time there was this Italian-sounding of a name in San Diego, it was when Tommy Lasorda trying to make Milanese out of the San Diego Chicken during a grueling Baseball Bunch filming session.

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .222.  Okay, I’m back in.  He’s playing every day and he has three homers in the last five games.  Grab him!

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Here is the actual feather Yankee Doodle Dandy stuck in his hat and called macaroni on loan from the Smithsonian, so I’m just going to haphazardly leave it by this open window…NOOO!!!!  Torenado!!!

Antonio Senzatela – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks in his 1st start.  This was a good matchup, but I would not go near Senzatela, or Senzatela-ela if Rihanna is reading.

Dan Straily – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 10.24.  This is less about Straily, and more about how awful the Sawx look in every aspect of the game.  The O’s have a better record than them!  The O’s are starting players being released by the Marlins.  And those pitchers are beating the Red Sox.  And Chris Davis is homering off the Red Sox.  Good start to the season, Sawx!

Chris Davis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .089.  He is going to make it very difficult for Today’s Game Era Hall of Fame Committee.

Dwight Smith Jr. – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .270, batting third, and three homers in the last five games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Renato Nunez – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .293.  His average is up from .211 in the last week, but the O’s did get to beat up on poor pitching.  No, they’re done with split-league games.

Yu Darvish – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 6.11.  I think it might be harder to walk four Marlins hitters than strike out eight of them, so, is he all the way back?  Yu had a nice matchup, you.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .341.  Making a run for #1 overall catcher!  Dot dot dot.  Which would be 18 homers and a .270 average.

Trevor Richards – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.57.  Streamonator was negative on this matchup, but is a hair positive on his next one.

Mitch Garver – 0-for-4 as he led off, hitting .423.  Next spring, when someone comments something like, “Luis Urias is leading off in this random Spring Training game, what kind of projections do you expect from him?”  I’m going to point to this post.  Lineups are so fluid, and yesterday they were piss.

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .225.  Damn, I almost made him my batty call yesterday, but because he was going against my pitcher Matt Shoemaker (6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks) I didn’t want to go with Curtis Jackson.  It felt like I was playing the Don’t Pass Line.

Teoscar Hernandez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .245.  I have one team that is in 1st by about thirty points and everyone has done well there, except Tesocar.  Don’t let him get started!

Joey Gallo – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .217.  Alex Trebek, “.217.”  Contestant, “What happened to Joey Gallo caring about his batting average?”

Asdrubal Cabrera – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 5th homer.  Someone yesterday asked about dropping Asdrubal.  When you’re dropping a guy with five homers in 14 games, you’re over-managing.

Shin-Soo Choo – 3-for-5 and his 1st homer, hitting .333.  Guarantee you he’s about to hit another five homers in the next two weeks.  That’s how Choo do.

Tyler Skaggs – Hit the IL with an ankle sprain.  He hurt it fielding a bunt.  Val from The Great British Bake-Off has more mobility when fielding bundts.

Shohei Ohtani – Cleared to face live pitching.  “Damn, he’s facing a young Sandy Koufax…wait, it’s Arya Stark!  Oh my God!”

Brian Goodwin – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Good one, Goodwin!  By the by, how much do the Angels hate David Fletcher?  He’s done nothing but hit ninth, and sometimes just not in the lineup at all.  Mean’s while, some scrub they picked up off waivers, like Goodwin, hits 5th.  I mean, Goodwin’s been okay, but there is no one in the Angels’ lineup besides Trout that needs to hit above Fletcher.

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .190.  Don’t like Calhoun at all, but he is the type to get scalding hot for a week at a time.

Heath Fillmyer – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 9.00.  Meh, I prefer Film (Russ) Meyer. He was the tits!

Brad Boxberger – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 9.72, and his 2nd blown save.  More like Bad Boxbooger!  Bring on Dick Lovelady!

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .300.  The hottest schmotato in schmotato land?  You best believe it!  But I’m also interested in Dozier beyond what he can do for a moment, or over a week.  I think Dozier could be a legit breakout this year.  I’m at least willing to grab him to find out.

Welington Castillo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  There’s the boeuf!

Ervin Santana – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 10.38.  At least Santana would likely admit this is like his Spring Training, unlike every other starter that is essentially doing the same in April.

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .241.  Nimmo found that pitch, for a little role reversal.

Noah Syndergaard – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.63 vs. Aaron Nola – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.32.  I was big-time out on both of these guys this preseason.  Had a lot to do with the price for both, but I was also concerned with Syndergaard’s 2nd half last year and Nola’s IP jump last year from previous year.  However (here’s where Grey throws out everything he’s ever said), Nola was getting pretty unlucky yesterday and Syndergaard just didn’t seem like he could locate.  His stuff didn’t look bad, just in the wrong spots.  However II: Grey Reverses His Reversal, I still wouldn’t go out and acquire either of them, but number one starters is just not how I roll.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Must’ve felt Kingery’s near-.500 batting average breathing down his neck, or maybe it was Kapler who looks like a close-breather.

David Robertson – Hit the IL after a long bout of “something ain’t right.”  Turns out that which ain’t right is his elbow, which is the most often thing not right when something ain’t right.  Like fresh peaches, it’s uncanny.  Unless you’re looking at peaches, and seeing someone’s can, then they’re very canny, fresh or canned.  Okay, just want to thank the Presidents of the United States for their guest blogging work.  No need to talk about lumps, and how she’s lump.  We all know she’s lump.  It’s obvious.  Any hoo!  With Robertson’s injury, it’s like giving Gabe Kapler Adderall, except he Adder’s all relievers into the closer role.  First up, is likely Hector Neris, because that is an itch that Kapler can’t stop scratching no matter how many times a doctor says it’s going to leave a scar.  After Neris, it’s likely Seranthony Hopkins Dominguez, who is more than capable, but always somehow finds his way into the 7th inning for a random two-thirds of an inning.  After that, I guess Neshek, who sounds like a chorus from a Missy Elliot song.  Then, maybe Victor Arano, but if you’re speculating this deep, you need to have your head checked more than Kapler.

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Fleeced
Fleeced
3 years ago

Drop Hosmer for McNeil?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

Flaherty [dumpster fire gif]

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Segura with a mild hammy strain – he might not need a 10-day stint

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

JOC

Jordan Otte
Jordan Otte
3 years ago

Why did Alvarado pitch the 8th tonight? My teams have a hard enough time getting saves. Is there a Mike Scioscia nesting doll I’m unaware of that only has shittier managers inside?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Jordan Otte
3 years ago

1 run lead and top of the lineup – those are the situations that’ll lead to Alvarado pitching before the 9th

m0se
m0se
3 years ago

in a SV + H league, who do you want for the immediate term, Seranthony Hopkins or Neris?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Prayer hexagon for Nimmo and his neck issue, though if he’s out of commission for a little bit, it means McNeil sheds some of that PT concern with Frazier on the way back.

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
3 years ago

Oh great Grey,

who gets the better of this trade:

Muncy/M.Franco for Hosmer/J.Turner

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

Which 1 SP would you pick from this group ROS…Hamels, Kikuchi, Mikolas, Happ, Urias, K Hendricks, M Kelly, Caleb Smith, Woodruff, Eovaldi orC Rodon? Thank you!

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
3 years ago

owning story + mondesi in a h2h league will probably overkill win you steals this week. but having just one of them for rotos is quite quite nice, esp story just for today. COL waking up just lately, now even on the road. not so good for all these SD pitchers i either own or am streaming.

Dane
Dane
3 years ago

Hey guys. 10 team H2H Points, daily lineups league. Here’s my team:

C: none
1B: Gallo
2B: Moustakis
3B: E. Suarez
SS: DeJong
OF: Yelich
OF: Blackmon
OF: D. Peralta
U: Puig
BN: V. Robles
BN: Dahl
BN: Dan Murphy

SP: deGrom
SP: Price
SP: Greinke
SP: Archer
SP: Fried
RP: Janesen
RP: Greene

BN: Mikolas
BN: Skaggs
BN: Kimbrel
BN: AJ Minter
BN: Heaney

Noteable free agents:

Wil Myers
Encarnacion
Justin Upton
Andrus
Profar
Joc Pederson

Would you make any moves? Any suggestions? Pitching is pretty thin, due to streaming. Since it’s daily lineups people value SP starts. Also worth noting that saves are 7 pts, everything else is pretty standard scoring. Thanks!

Dane
Dane
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Any trade suggestions? Hitters you’d feel good about giving up and any SP suggestions?

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Dane
3 years ago

if those are the level of hitters available you can probably drop mikolas, skaggs, heaney (while injured for sure) and either own others or stream.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. best upside stash with potential for every day playing time? verdugo, jose martinez or kingery?

thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

aaannndd I just picked up McNeil today too! dammit!

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: thank you for the preseason grandal tout. dude is killing it.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

We all know Grandal is a top 10 player for a month and then a waste of space for another month – looking forward to herschel’s “Do I drop Grandal for [insert catcher name here]” in like 3-4 weeks.

crimedog
crimedog
3 years ago

ahhh yes of course Gibson cruises through 5 then him/relivers give up 4 in the 6th.

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
3 years ago

in 8 team Points league espn, add m. franco for any of:

muncy
shaw
aguilar
gallo

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Segura getting hurt is pretty bloody inconvenient.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Nah, sounds OK.

Oh – and for all that agonising over which hitters to drop, I think our boy Gibson is as good a candidate for the chop as anyone. You starting Odorizzi tomorrow?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sonavabenched by Moncada too btw.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

One where I’m choosing between him, McNeil, Santana, Maikel and Shaw for the 2B/3b slots!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I probably need to let McNeil go to grab Kingery, right? :-(

hondo
hondo
3 years ago

Shaw 2-2 on my bench for the first time.

I almost dropped him for Galvis,but maintained a steady hand due to your comments on him and some strong IPA’s.

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Lucchesi or shoemaker ROS

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Show of hands: Who double-checked that they left Matz on their bench? *raises hand*

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

oof. I only have him on 2, safely tucked away.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Glasnow ate the Nola diet and now he’s getting singled to death…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

And now it’s Fried’s turn…

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Carrasco or Wheeler?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

If ever there were a pitcher to make his owners sweat getting a win after ten runs of support in the first, Nick Pivetta would be that pitcher.

Barry
Barry
3 years ago

Looking to add Pinder or B. Lowe until Shaw heats up. Would have to drop a pitcher.

Verlander, Flaherty, Wheeler, Musgrove, Lucchesi, Pivetta, T. Richards, M. Kelly, and Holland.

It might be Pivetta if he doesn’t get the win tonight with a 10-0 lead after 1 tonight.

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Luxky Dog
Luxky Dog
3 years ago

Dear god Matz. I wasn’t counting on 2 errors & a total implosion.

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Kingery or Hampson in an OBP league?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
Reply to  wwekoda2020
3 years ago

Kingery just homered wonder if he ever gets consistent PT

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Matz! No outs FIVE runs…

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Haha. Make that 8 runs nobody out.
Ciro’d!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

That sound you hear are all the Sale owners breathing a sigh of relief as he’s hitting 97 on the radar gun tonight

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Would you drop Miggy or kimbrel for Ian Desmond?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Oh yeah – and this could complicate the situation I outlined above, but Desmond got dropped in my league. Is he worth the add? Coors and all that…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

I’ve got a bit of a logjam at 2B/3B in the ol’ H2H (14 teams, OBP) where I own Shaw, Moncada, McNeil, Maikel and C Santana. I need to free up a spot for streaming/grabbing the hot hand etc so I’m thinking one of these guys has to go. santana’s solid in OBP, McNeil is eligible at 2B, 3B and LF and I’m not dropping Shaw so those three are safe.

Which leaves Moncada and Maikel – I can’t see anyone trading for them, so I think one of them has got to go. I’m leaning Moncada – thoughts?

(Disclaimer – I own Kepler and could easily drop him but his Tron numbers are so sweet this week I don’t want to!)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Actually, now I think of it, I did draft him in the 23rd round haha.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

And McNeil’s multi-positional eligibility is really useful in this league.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

That’s two days in a row I’ve been sonavabenched by Maikel lol

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Can’t drop the bastard now.

bananafactory
bananafactory
3 years ago

drop yandy, vogelbach, or renfroe first

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Back up for my previous comment that you responded at 2:52… Thant is Clint Frazier OF Yankees

Moscowitz
Moscowitz
3 years ago

Hey,

Is Touki a serious upgrade compared to EFlin? My moves are limited and i own Eflin. It wouldnt make sense to make a move if its not improving my team long term.

Thanks

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

10 team 5×5, redraft

Was offered Benintendi for rendon. Who you got?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

8 team league, I need some flexibility. No players in particular, but I’d like to stream some hitters and pitchers considering its shallow and daily moves. Who can I safely drop? Name as many as possible.
Kike, Maikel, TBeckham, Braun?

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
3 years ago

If it wasn’t obvious before, it is obvious now: Sansa will sit on the iron throne.

Curious George Springer
Curious George Springer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Anyone who hasn’t watched 8.01, there is no reason to watch any of S8! I ruined it for you!

Also, Jon and Daenerys are going to die. It is written. (right here)

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

Drop Soler, Verdugo, Frazier, or Aguilar for Jeffress

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Clint Frazier

aardvark
aardvark
3 years ago

you wouldn’t trade yelich for domingod and blackman would you?

TC
TC
3 years ago

Dont see my post, apologies if it shows up later. Long story short. Bryant and Tendi or Judge and Rendon. Forever keeper, standard category. Thanks

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Grey which 2 would you start tonight?
1b-Encarnacion vs CLE(Bieber), Aguilar or Shaw vs STL(Flaherty)
Util-T.Anderson vs KC(J.Lopez) or Seager vs CIN(Mahle)

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Cool. im thinking of selling high on T.Anderson for another SP or Closer as I already have Bregman/C.Seager at SS. Dont mind buying low. Which SP/Closer would you target?

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What about Carrasco?

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Or Kluber, Nola, Syndergaard, Flaherty?

TC
TC
3 years ago

So I named my team Turner and Lucch with a picture of Tom Hanks and the dog from the movie. So far, Turner is hurt and Lucch hasn’t been good. If I drop Lucchesi, the team name goes out the window, which saddens me. Also, as a Bryant owner from the get go, I feel like I’m forever waiting for that hitter I used to know long ago. Would you trade Bryant and Benintendi in a forever keeper, standard category if you could get back Rendon and Judge? Thanks man!

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

Travis Shaw this year and at same time last year:

2019
AVG .173 / 1 HR / 3 R / 5 RBI / .306 OBP / .250 SLG

2018
AVG /.265 / 2 HR / 9 R / 7 RBI / .296 OBP / .441 SLG

His walk rate and BABIP is roughly the same as what he finished with last year.

K rate is up huge from 32.3% to 18.4%.

ISO of only .077.

His hitting the ball harder than ever and soft hit rate same as last year.

Ground ball rate up 5% and fly ball rate down 7%.

Diagnosis and prognosis Dr. Grey?

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Shaw has a pulse, doctor! I thought we lost him.

On a separate item, would you give up Robles and Musgrove for Berrios in a standard 5×5 roto using QS instead of wins? It’s a shallow 10-teamer.

Here’s my roster:

C Ramos
1B Alonso
2B Albies
3B Shaw
SS Story
OF Yelich
OF Acuna
OF Rosario
UTIL Mondesi
UTIL Hoksins
BENCH Robles

SP Marquez
SP Buehler
SP Flaherty
SP Musgrove
SP Glasnow
SP Folty
RP Hicks
RP Giles
RP Leclerc

IL Clevinger

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

1. You think I would still be fine with SB counts?

2. Is here another 2 for 1 you would offer for Berrios?

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

1. In what order do you prefer these SP

Kluber, Carrassco, Berrios

2. Is there a significant difference between them in you order?

I’m concerned about Kluber. His velo is down the last couple years and seems more prone to blow up games like he had last year too. The other owner has both Kluber and Carrasco and no SB guys. Could swing a deal for either if the Berrios owner doesn’t want to do a deal.

slimbo
slimbo
3 years ago

whats up

Franmil reyes is floating on my wire…who is the safe drop to grab him?

Kikuchi, Travis Shaw, McNeil or Amed Rosario

thanks!

i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome
3 years ago

for OPS, hits added 14 teamer. if jelly donut starts losing more playing time which of these (i do already have cron/goldy for 1B/CI here): jo-mar (more playing time now with bader shorter term (FOR now, this could be a DL thing), choi, bour, kendrys, jd davis (albeit davis here WILL be the one losing playing time i’d be pretty sure when toddfather is back, shortly)

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Love how you started ignoring Pipp half way down the page.

Didnt notice it until today, but Sunday’s Red Sox game Barnes was lined up to get the save facing the heart of the lineup. Unless one of them implodes I think Cora is using Barnes against the best part of lineup of key game tying situations. Brasier will get the others. 16 Saves each is what it looks like.

zombie
zombie
3 years ago

Good afternoon, Grey. Early returns appear to have Franmil getting the ABs that we hoped, but did not project. Think he will stay in the line up? Currently in front of Machado! & if so, would you prefer him over Odubel? These names really kill me sometimes. Odubel or Franmil?

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  zombie
3 years ago

Would you add J Polanco, Gallo, T Shaw or Puig instead of either(or both) Peraza or Aguilar? Thanks G. Appreciate the fact that you answer all our questions!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I have Baez at 3B in my lineup and Peraza at SS. I can add Shaw and put him at 3rd and play Baez at SS……I’m just so anxious to get Treat back.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

14 team keep 6 h2h (OBP, TB, HR, RBI, R, SB and QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HLD, K, K/BB)

My current team:

C Contreras 1B Encarnacion 2B C Hernandez SS Segura 3B Donaldson INF J Turner
CF Nimmo OF Puig OF Rosario OF Peralta UTL Tatis UTL Hampson BN Pinder BN L Garcia

SP Severino (DL), Paxton, Glasnow, Quintana, C Smith, Lucchesi
RP Jansen, Treinen, Betances (DL), Strop, Givens, Holland

Guy in my league offered me Peraza for Jansen, and honestly I don’t think this is an awful deal in a vacuum (especially since it’s a SV+HLD league and because Jansen cost $13 bucks), however I already have a lot of MIF depth, so I am thinking of countering with something else. I am not opposed at all to trading Jansen.

1) Do you think Jansen ($13) for Peraza ($16) is fair? Even so, with team construct, you agree that should ask for something else?

2) Which of these other options do you like better instead of Peraza: Sano ($2), Musgrove ($11), Mazara ($22), D Gordon ($17), DeJong ($5), Ray ($13), Heaney ($7). Who would you target?

3) Is Jansen for Berrios too much to ask? I could throw in a OF (Peralta, Rosario) or a RP/SP (Strop, Quintana)

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Why is Parker one of the most added relievers? I saw how he imploded Sunday; is this just an example of mass stupidity?

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For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

he got back to back save opps (before sunday, that was his 3rd consecutive, i’m saying 2 other successful ones in a row) and was a pretty decent closer for 2 years before this year consecutively. we’re 3 weeks in and in probably any even semi-competitive league closers are gone by now. even in the league-types that strickland wasn’t drafted in (so weak leagues) closers have been added by now. he’s nowhere close to as bad as say soylent greene was for the last 2 years and he was owned for saves since he….. got saves.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 years ago

Peralta put on IL:
“It’s unclear yet what the exact nature of the injury is at this time, “
Is suckiness reason enough?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Wish there was a set
Time teams had to release their
Lineups. That be cool!

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
3 years ago

Thoughts on Jose Peraza? Ive got Treat and Daniel Murphy on the IL, Goodrum Tatis and Semen starting. I picked Jose off waivers, I’m thinking bench him for a couple weeks and hopefully he’ll start providing more value than Goodrum or Semen could produce

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Old School Brother
3 years ago

Don’t know what’s more desperate, holding onto him or trying to deal FOR him. Which is what I’m doing with Swanson (need the hopeful/eventual SBs). Peraza’s a slow starter and think that showing a little faith might just pay off. But I get it, frustrating as hell. 2 more weeks sounds about right, OSB.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  zombie
3 years ago

This is in a weekly h2h league too where patience can be rewarded. All you really have to do is finish in the top 4 and have the best players performing for September. In this league a lot of good players get dropped in April, I scoop em up, and by the end of the year it ends up working out

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: now that the DL is no longer the DL, is there a new name for the Disgraceful List (cc: Fred Peralta)?

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

ROS: Bader or D.smith ? I know smith is hot not but…. Also ROS: drop any of. Hellickson-m. Kelly-lucchesi-gibson-leake-minor. To pick up julio urias ???

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Dan
3 years ago

any of the kelly’s drop for urias.
m.kelly ARI SP
c.kelly ARI C
j.kelly BOS RP

Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
3 years ago

goldy’s so far the 45th most unlikely player by BABIP luck. his fair average is .294.

1. OPS league, drop schwarber for a.gor or choo? i have: (12 team h2h dynasty here)
C molina
1B freeman
2B moncada (3B)
SS gone varnish (2B)
3B rendon
LF k.davis
CF robles
RF kike
util (2) vogelbach, laureano (CF)
BN braun (1B/LF), hampson (2B/SS), schwarber (LF)
DL: stanton (LF/RF)
or could just drop schwarber for an extra SP, have these (saves only, QS added):
SP: margevicius, nola, paddack, hendricks, black sab, lucchesi, morton, ed-rod. had been streaming one extra SP, but then fell into jelly donut
RP: (max room for 5): brasier, treinen, chapman, yates

2. for deep leagues, hold JBJ or nab leury?

Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands

3. strop just got dropped (different league than above), neris or him?

Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands

3 was answered above, as if strop is ahead of parker he’s ahead of neris as well from yesterday.

JP
JP
3 years ago

Drop any of these guys for H. Dozier? Smoak/Winker/Herrera/Markakis

Thanks

Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Reply to  JP
3 years ago

sparkakis

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
3 years ago

Grey!

For bench bats in 5×5 w/ OPS replacing AVG, how would you rank Vogelbach, Franmil, and H Dozier? Thanks in advance!

Zippy
Zippy
3 years ago

Hey Grey-
In a h2h points league where Ks are -1 would you rather have Schoop or Mcneil at 2B?

Nick
Nick
3 years ago

Dude Grey,

still ON on ?
1. Adames ? 2B SS
2. B.Keller ? SP
3. Verdugo ? OF

4. Alfaro bugged? go Spanish Bœuf Castillo?

5. Aguilar way too early-bugged !! benched until ? the asisatic frelon comes back? !

6. waiting for Wood-ruff tonite.. before dropping ?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You understood the other 3?

Odor stinks
Odor stinks
3 years ago

Would you try and move Jose abreu for Noah Syndergaard if possible. If not what type of starter could I get for Jose my other first baseman are Smoak and Bell thanks.

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
3 years ago

Are we buying low on Carrasco and/or Wheeler? I’ve been loving me some Chris Paddack, but if a Paddack/Blake Parker combo could net me one of Carrasco or Wheeler I should go on that … yes??

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks, would you take Taillon for that same combo?

Tomale
Tomale
3 years ago

Rank these SAGNOF especiales por favor:

Strop
Kimbrel
Iglesias
Brasier

Drop Lucchesi for any of these or hold?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, 12 team league
I got Vogelbach as my lone bench bat.
Hes not starting against Bieber
I got Rizzo/P.Alonso/Voit already
Dump him or hold?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Could u some speed, Deshields

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Gotta give you credit, Grey. You nailed your Noah Syndergaard and Jose Ramirez implosions. You do some amazing work.

Any thoughts on Pablo Lopez? Also, what’s your opinion on Manuel Margot? Should I stash either of these guys?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

The worst? Just wondering, why do you say that? I mean I know he’s struggled early on but the worst?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

LOL, ok.

Kluwe
Kluwe
3 years ago

Whom do you prefer for saves long-term?

Parker
Strop

prey879
prey879
3 years ago

Trade Springer for Buehler? 12 tm redraft 5×5 (QS and OBP instead of Wins and Avg).

SPs: Carrasco, Bieber, Flaherty, Matt Boyd, Lucchessi, Paddack, Clevinger (IL)

C – Barnes
1b – Alonso
2b – Albies
SS – Mondesi
3b – Kris Bryant
OF: Betts, Springer, Soto
Util: Domingo
Bench: Voit, Eloy, Dahl (IL)

C.H.U.B.
C.H.U.B.
3 years ago

Wondering if I should swap out Eric Hosmer for one of the following:

Freddy Galvis
Niko Goodrum
Hunter Dozier
Brandon Lowe
Franmil Reyes

I’m not hurting in any particular position so I’m looking for Utility or fill in.

C.h.u.b.
C.h.u.b.
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey

Jc
Jc
3 years ago

Someone dropped Wellington Castillo. Would you drop Alfaro and pick him up or hold?

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
3 years ago

Hey, who’s Tatis gotta bone to move up in the lineup? They still throwing Margot up there like it’s 2017.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Right into the 2 hole huh? BTW I’m starting Pivetta tonight and am not dropping him for Dozier. You still have one believer in your sleeper post, lets do this!

Dillon
Dillon
3 years ago

thanks for the piece! Couple of questions!

Drop Hosmer for Hunter Dozier? Do you really believe the Dozier breakout can be sustained?

Minter and Iglesias are on the wire. Drop Swarzak for either one?

Thanks!

JP
JP
3 years ago

Deal Votto/Buxton for Blackmon/Yuli?

Josh
Josh
3 years ago

Starting lance Lynn vs Angels he’s been solid this year? Or shark @ nats?

Big Dog
Big Dog
3 years ago

Very concerned about Aguilar. Normally I am very patient and don’t worry about slow starts in April. There are so many reasons for slow starts, i.e. crazy weather, odd schedules that disrupts rhythm, etc.

However, what does make me panic for slumping players is playing time concerns and Aguilar has a back up (Thames) who tends to go on extreme hot streaks and would get the lion’s share of any platoon as a lefty.

Not looking to drop him yet but do you share my concerns or am I overthinking things?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Big Dog
3 years ago

Aguilar is hitting the ball hard but getting unlucky. He is also showing signs of being frustrated & I could see the “forgotten” Thames stealing some playing time.

Labes
Labes
3 years ago

Drop Raisel for Brasier or R. Hill, Happ, Godley, Kelly, CC (w/ 2 starts next week at LAA/SF)

Already have Strop, Swarzak, Greene and Kimbrel.

Time to cut bait on CK the Irish Leprechaun? Or hold?

Thx!

BUY
BUY
3 years ago

One gotta go

Inciarte
Pereza
H. Dozier

Filkarri
Filkarri
3 years ago

Which side of Kris Bryant for Jose Ramirez? Keeper league, obp.

JC
JC
3 years ago

Hunter Dozier or Vogelbach ROS?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Vogelbach or Kang, CI – 14T obp

Thanks

TriggaMike
TriggaMike
3 years ago

Yo what’s up Grey!

Points league trade question where pitching is more important than usual…

Got offered Jose Ramirez for my Moose and Quintana. Is that no doubt a yes for Jo-Ram?

-1 for strikeouts
+4 for HR’s
+2 Doubles
Etc…

+3 for wins
+1 per ip
+1 per k
-1 per er

Appreciate any feedback brotha! Thank you in advance