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.

  1. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Man has the starting pitching this year been wild. Seen more big walk numbers than I ever remember

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think even is either cold or in spring training mentally

  2. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    16 team H2H DYNASTY LEAGUE

    1.)  Mullins is CF eligible ONLY and my backup to Trout. He’s been horrible. Wire option for CF eligible ROS:

    -Leonys, Goodwin, DeShields, Schebler, Almira Jr., or hold/wait?

    2.) Chase Anderson’s replacement? (K’s, QS, big points in our league)

     ROS:
    -Brad Keller, Merrill Kelly, Margevicius, Brett Anderson, Mahle, or Lyles, or hold/wait?

    Current SP: Flaherty, Pineda, Maeta,  Arrieta, Luchessi, Caleb Smith. ** IL: Folty & Lester. 
    RP: Barnes, S. Greene, Doolittle, Diego Castillo, Swarzak.

    3.) To replace Dahl I picked up Jay Bruce who hasn’t done anything.

    Waiver wire hitters available (any position): ROS

    -Smoak, Renato Nunez, Hunter Dozier, Dwight Smith Jr., C.Frazier, Shin-Soo Choo,  Morales, Alonso, or hold/wait/pray?

    Current Hitters :
    Alfaro, Encarnacion, Carlos Santana, Trout, Winker, Mullins, Voit, Tatis Jr., A.Simmons, B. Dozier, N.Goodrum, Jay Bruce. IL: Dahl

    THANKYOU and Razzball team for daily articles and work you do!

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      1. Prob Leonys while he’s hot
      2. IDK
      3. Prob Smith or Choo while they’re hot

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        In looking more ROS, instead of hot streaks. I have little cash to pick up FA so I need to make it count.

        LOL Idk either for my second question.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Deshields for me
      2) I like Keller
      3) I’d see if Dozier can keep it going

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Specific reason you like Keller ROS over others?

        Thanks

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          23 yr old QS machine. None of those other guys are exciting…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Leonys 2. These are streamers, look at matchups 3. Dozier!

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Thankyou both. Yep that’s problem, I’m asking for ROS picks when I know all are streamers.

        BTW : Start Maeta at home vs Reds?
        Start Flaherty at Brewers?

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    Jose Ramirez did a couple things today that was encouraging besides the homer and SB’s. He walked twice and he pulled the ball and even lined out. he wasn’t pulling the ball at all. He wasn’t walking and he wasn’t hitting line drives. Maybe he was pressing due to the quality if hitters around him. If lindor comes back it can only help. He started slow before. Not saying this is a turning point but it is a positive step in the right direction.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      He seemed to be seeing the ball really well, I think he’s about to get hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, pulling the ball is important, but if we all know he needs to pull the ball, where do you pitch him if you’re a pitcher?

  4. 183414 says:
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    Monday Morning Quarterbacking: Why didn’t I just take Yelich in all of my drafts in the 1st round. Well I could have in 7 of the 8. Only 1 Draft Champions in the bunch. Worst team of all time.
    At least I took Yelich in my last 2 drafts. Should have taken him in 7.

    • curiousgeorgespringer says:
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      ::looks stoically in the mirror, pondering the razor as the tub fills up::

  5. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Loved the write-up!

    a. My RCL team sucks big time, I’m hoping this denigrating talk can turn them around!! Well, that is until some geek in Northern India finds Iglesias’ ERA which they are still calculating after he gave up Joc’s HR in the 9th while retiring 0 batters.

    b. In a rush, sooo…..

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for April 16

    ‘Hey…..Abbott!’

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Why says:
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      In a rush?? What gives haha

      :O

    • William Hung says:
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      and everyone thought Iglesias was turning things around after the last appearance, but now that seems like an outlier. Haven’t been watching his games in the past week, but 2 weeks ago, Cincy announcers were commenting on the following factors as to the reason for his early season struggles: low velo and lack of bite on his offspeed pitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ugh I know C. Nice

  6. Brett says:
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    Should I hold Migueal Cabrera? Or drop for….?

    Hunter Dozier, CJ Cron, Christian Walker

    Thanks!

    • Shane says:
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      Would you drop any of these guys for Hunter Dozier?

      Senzel, Tim Beckham, scooter gennett

    • Brett says:
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      Or just drop Pinder, Beckham… for one

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      If position doesn’t matter then I’d go Pinder for Dozier. Would also consider swapping Beckham for Walker but that ones close…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  7. Evil Knebel says:
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    Loved that the day after I trade Yelich for Nola (part of a bigger deal, I’m not THAT stupid) they have those kind of days. Oh well, brighter days ahead.
    To the question. I have Yates Leclerc and Smith as closers and Pressly to help for ratios. Is it worth dropping Pressly for someone like Colome or Swarzak for the extra saves even if it hurts the ratios? Also only allowed 50 adds all season.
    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d swap him for Colome

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch… Agree with DT

  8. Dr Chym says:
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    Morning,

    Not sure I trust Yelich just yet – should I drop him for….

    just kidding.

    I’ve been eyeballing Franmil and half our league reads you so I’m out of time: Voit or Braun? Or neither? Leaning, Voit but Braun feels a year older?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d swap Braun for Franmil. Keep Voit…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ahhhhhh!

      Agree with DT

  9. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) Need to drop Freddy Peralta. Drop for Lance Lynn, Jeff Samardzija, Tyler Mahle, or Drew Pomeranz?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Austin Meadows
    UTL: Ramon Laureano
    B: Niko Goodrum

    P: German Marquez
    P: Zack Wheeler
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Reyes Moronta
    SP: Freddy Peralta
    SP: Joe Musgrove
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Max Fried
    B: Derek Holland

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Arodys Vizcaino

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Meh, Pomeranz if you need to

    • Savoy Special says:
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      let me also throw in Adam Wainwright and Brett Anderson. Thanks!

    • Bobbo says:
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      I’d be looking to drop Derek Holland before Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I guess Anderson, but these are streamers

  10. Drew says:
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    Morning. Grey! Thanks for the write-up!

    Thoughts on moving Conforto for Verlander in a 16-team keeper? I have Yelich, Starling, JD, and Laureano as my other OFs. Current SPs are Sale, Flaherty, JA Happ, Wheeler, and Peacock.

    • Drew says:
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      Also throw Merrill Kelly in to my current SP pool. He was a recent pickup.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Verlander for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem… Agree with DT, but fair

      • Drew says:
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        Thanks! Who’s the drop, Peacock, M. Kelly, or Happ?

  11. William Hung says:
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    I am really being tested this year by the fantasy baseball gods by all these injuries:
    1. Lindor gets hurt during spring training and I didn’t have anyone close to his talent level to replace as a keeper
    2. Clevinger, my fantasy ace is out till the ASB and I had to drop him
    3. Benintendi D2D dance cause he fouled a ball off his foot (2nd time he’s done that this year) – the first time he was able to stay in the game
    4. Dahl, who claims he can come back on the 18th but no word from Rockies on a return date
    5. aaannndddd now it’s Cody Bellinger who is keeping my team afloat and on the receiving end of a scary 95mph FB to the knee. Sounds like he’s D2D as well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      5. Don’t jinx him!

      • William Hung says:
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        X-Rays negative… hopefully he’s back in time for the weekend games. I don’t have a bench for my batters so I’m down 2 bats potentially for the next few games.

  12. Twins Peaker says:
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    In a keeper pts league where contracts are 3 years in length but don’t start until their rookie eligibility expires, Wander Franco is available, despite many other rookies already being on teams. Typically in this league the more rookies you roster, the less chance you have of winning as it’s on Yahoo and there are no minor league spots. Do you think this roster looks good enough to pick him up? Note: saves and holds count

    C – Barnes
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Altuve
    3B – Turner
    SS – Tatis
    MI – Mondesi
    LF – Hoskins
    CF – Acuna
    RF – Piscotty
    OF – Benintendi
    OF – Laureano
    Util – Merrifield
    BN – Pinder, Rodgers, Kirilloff, Vlad, C. Taylor, Kiner-Falefa

    SP – deGrom, Kluber, Stripling, Richards, Lopez, C. Smith, Eflin
    RP – Iglesias, Vazquez, N. Anderson, C. Allen, D. Castillo

    Would you stash Franco? I could definitely drop Taylor or Kiner. Vlad will be up soon enough leaving me with 2 prospects in waiting.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      How many teams?

      Yes, I’d ditch Kiner-Falefa for Wander.

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Sorry. 11 teams.

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Thanks for the reply. Just needed the confirmation this team was good enough to sustain a seemingly empty slot and that the starters were good enough with minimal depth.

    • Twins Peaker says:
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      Sorry. 11 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If it’s 11 teams, I can’t understand why you’re stashing a bunch of these guys… There must be countless guys on waivers

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Do you mean stashing prospects?

        Top% owner available:

        Hosmer, Inciarte, Schoop, Hamilton, Dozier, Healy, Hernandez, Smoak

        Arrieta, Kikuchi, Lester, Shoemaker, Eovaldi, Matz

        Would you say these are rosters or in 11 team pts league? 330 roster spots in?

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          are there limited moves? is it a season long points league? why not stream all of those bench bats except Vlad and maybe 1-2 others for pitchers?

          I’d rather do that and be scoring points every day with those roster spots. Tough to wait on Kiriloff in that league, especially with Mondesi/Tatis/Acuna/Vlad locked down.

  13. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Grey my bae!

    Can you give me one reason to not kick Travis Shaw to the curb? Thought I was being clever filling my MI slot with this bozo.

    • Slappy Jack says:
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      reason : it’s April 16th

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Slappy Jack

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, Agree with others

      • Pousse-Pousse says:
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        This is a good reason! Thanks!

  14. Scottsteelers says:
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    I know its early…. but I hate Seager. would youdrop for jorge Polanco?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Corey? No…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  15. Jim says:
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    6sp, 3rp and 12 team 28 man roster. Waiver is bare usually. it’s points so I have pitchers in all 5 bench spots. These are my pitchers: Bauer, verlander, nola, taillon, mikolas, Musgrove, Paddack, Pivetta, Burnes, woodruff, Musgrove, maeda, Freid, Lucchesi and Stripling. If I can get full price for Nolan should I trade him for a hitter? After trout, rendon and judge my hitters are all gambles like Reyes and Bauers. Thought I drafted well just waiting for all these players to get going especially the pitchers. I know I’ll be dropping Pivetta soon and I am shopping Stripling. Just thinking if I can get rid of the nola headache it’s probably worth it since I have verlander and Bauer. Almost inclined to trade nola for Bieber.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yes, I’d trade him if you can get anywhere close to full price.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  16. Brett says:
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    If you were going to prospect on a closer in Cincy who are you looking at

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Jared Hughes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Muslim Mrs. Garrett too tho

  17. Richard says:
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    I have this question yesterday but didn’t give you important information. This is a NL only league, very deep. L Urias Is on my farm team. They can remain on the farm team until they have accumulated about 150 at bats. At that point your option is to release them or add them to your active team. Is Urias going to stay up in the majors or is it likely he will be sent down to the farm team in the near future I also have Roman Quinn coming back soon and the player they would replace would be Martin Prado

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Urias should stay up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        But I will add it’s a little odd they called him to bench him

  18. Tony C says:
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    Please rank Ohtani, Franmil, Joc, Voit andJ. Polanco
    For IF; Jeff McNeil, Brad Lowe or Hunter Dozier?
    For SP; Merrill Kelly, Trey Lyles or Samardzija? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Voit, Joc, Franmil, Ohtani, Polanco
      McNeil, Dozier, Lowe
      Kelly, Samardzija, Lyles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  19. Wonderk1nd says:
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    Freddy P a drop in a 14 team mixed?

    I have wheeler, Castillo, glasnow, luchessi, Fried,

    I could grab a hot schmotato like d smith jr, or upside like e swanson?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends what you need but I’m fine with moving on

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. Tom says:
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    Is it time for a Mullins demotion and a DJ promotion, I’m sensing that may be coming soon.

    • Hebrew Hammer says:
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      Mullins is killing me too. He was in 9 spot last few games.

      Can’t imagine he doesn’t get demoted, but hey look at the “patience” Orioles showed with Davis.

      • Tom says:
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        Good point, DJ was a number one pick and deserves a shot, he had a decent showing last year and didn’t have a terrible Spring, Orioles make no sense.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup, Mullins is a bust

  21. Rafi says:
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    Who are some SPs you’d try targeting as a stripling swap?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kikuchi, Tanaka, Paddack, Musgrove, Darvish, Matz would all work for me

      • Rafael Kam says:
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        Cheers Donkey. Just sent offer of Stripling and Blake Parker out to 3 diff owners (for Musgrove, Paddack, Matz)

        • Rafael Kam says:
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          That was quick. The Musgrove guy accepted.

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Nice, good luck!

            • Rafael Kam says:
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              Thanks and whoops, I threaded my wire pickup question off my own reply like a noob. See it immediately below this. Thanks again, I’m gonna hang up and listen for the reply.

          • Rafael Kam says:
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            Hey, while I’m here.. Should I grab any of: Eflin, Lyles, Touki, Pomeranz, Kelly off the wire? Elfin and Touki would be a waiver pick until tomorrow; I’m holding 1st priority currently but could wait to see if they clear.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like Musgrove, nice

  22. Five-on-One says:
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    My bench is getting crowded with injured guys. Clevinger, Heaney, Odor, Ryu, Braun. Who’s the first drop? The second?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Braun, Heaney

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney, Clevinger, Braun

  23. jogon says:
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    I want to sell a package of Kershaw and Devers to get a SP.

    Who could I target in a keeper league ?

    tks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Marquez, Buehler, Flaherty

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  24. Willie Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Our moves are once a week on Mondays (dumb) so yesterday I went all in on Grey picked up Toussaint, Dozier, Neris while waiting for the DL guys to come back. Already grabbed Fried last week. It’s like you have a shadow team. Thanks for not letting me wander off into the desert this Passover.

  25. chri says:
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    Good morning…

    Roll tomorrow with:

    Samardzijia @ WSH
    Hellickson vs SF

    thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d pass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the league

      • chris says:
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        h2h with k’s w, whip era and qs

        thanks!

  26. The Scrant Dog

    The Scrant Dog says:
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    Hunter Dozier or Yandy Diaz

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  27. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

    I know it’s still early but I feel like I’m in some Bizarro year with all my pitchers. Fully loaded at the top (who haven’t shown up) but wasn’t able to snag some of those high upside gambles for my low end pitchers so now having to make do. Looking at my team, you can probably assume I’m rocking little wins, low K’s and probably an ERA of 7.50

    I guess I’m asking you to take a look at my team and recommend any changes you’d make or any guys you’d swap from the wire?

    Waiver:
    HIT – C. Hernandez, K. Kiemaier, J. Polanco, J. Bruce, H. Dozier, J. Soler, L. Martin, R. Grichuk, M. Margot, A. Frazier, B. Belt, F. Reyes, C. Walker
    SP – J. Nelson (DL), Sonny Gray, Y. Chirinos, D. Holland, J. Urena, M. Pineda, M. Kelly, J. Junis, M. Minor. J. Samardzija, S. Alcantara
    RP – G. Holland, B. Parker, A. Swarzak, A. Vizcaino, P. Strop

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – K. Wong
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – K. Marte
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – D. Santana
    Util – R. Laureano
    DL – T. Turner

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – N. Syndergaard
    RP – K. Jansen (RP)
    RP – J. Leclerc (RP)
    P – K. Giles (RP)
    P – W. Davis (RP)
    BN – W. Buehler
    BN – J. Paxton
    BN – T. Richards
    BN – M. Wacha
    BN – T. Toussaint
    BN – M. Shoemaker
    DL – A. Heaney (DTD)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D. Holland over Richards

  28. Mafia says:
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    Hi Gray-
    I have been using your sight for years, I play in a 10 team league in RT Sports, here is my team, I don’t use a catcher gives me another spot for a pitcher on my bench. Got Yelich in the 3rd round. Anyways, see any holes in my team.? We start 5 starters and 2 relievers that is why I got Woodruff and Fried and Thorton because I like to have as many starters as possible.

    1b-Vogelbach, Daniel (1B)
    2b-Wong, Kolten (2B)
    ss-Mondesi, Adalberto (SS)
    3b-Baez, Javier (2B, SS, 3B)
    Utility- Villar, Jonathan (2B)
    OF-Gallo, Joey (1B, OF)
    OF-Rosario, Eddie (OF)
    OF-Yelich, Christian (OF)

    PITCHERS
    Berrios, Jose (SP)
    Darvish, Yu (SP)
    Glasnow, Tyler (SP)
    Lucchesi, Joey (SP)
    Scherzer, Max (SP)
    Fried, Max (SP, RP)
    Woodruff, Brandon (SP, RP)
     
    BENCH
    Hiura, Keston (2B)

    Eflin, Zach (SP)
    Hicks, Jordan (RP)
    Marquez, German (SP)
    Montas, Frankie (SP)
    Thornton, Trent (SP, RP)

    • Mafia says:
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      I’m thinking about dropping Eflin for Zach Davies

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Looks good, I’d hold. I’d move on from Thornton and Montas before Eflin, but Davies doesn’t really excite me either…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — nice hitting, pitching looks fine except for the final 3 SPs, but Davies isn’t better

  29. normgi says:
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    Need to drop 1: Pollack; Mazara; Heyward.

    • Cram It says:
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      Heyward

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram It

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  30. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Bench bat, Joc or Alex Gordon?

    Thanks grey

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Joc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  31. Whatever says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I know its early but I am in last in my mixed keeper. I usually either win or am in last place so i can reposition myself for a better run next year by selling early. are you still a big believer in bregman in an opb league as a top ten asset going forward? guy in my league wants cole ($24) and has a $6 bregman.

    Thanks,

    Whatever

    • Cram It says:
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      I would take Bregman there in a heartbeat.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Bregman

      • Whatever says:
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        Thanks Guys. Now I only have to get him to agree. Lol.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, Bregman

  32. Shine On You Crazy Glasnow says:
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    You know who didn’t believe in Yelich? The Marlins. Him or Stanton. No matter how badly you have screwed up your life, read those previous sentences and take some of the pressure off. You didn’t screw up that badly.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Had nothing to do with non-belief. Had to do with they don’t like to pay players.

  33. Chuzwozza says:
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    Grey!

    Lovely to have you back man. I tried to avoid Fantasy this year but you dragged me back in!

    Quick question if I may – would you trade (my) Tatis Jr for their James Paxton? The pitching staff was being led by Clevinger but are now nervously eyeing Lucchesi as one of the ‘lead’ starters.

    Thank you.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Paxton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Chuzwozza says:
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        Thanks fellahs! All the best for your assorted leagues this year.

  34. Synyster says:
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    Gray! Good morning! Who to drop when Stanton comes off the DL? 6×6 w/ R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OBP, W,K,SV, ERA, WHIP, QS. 8 mean league H2H no keeper, no auction just standard. Thx!

    C- Alfaro
    1. Hoskins
    2. Mondesi
    3. Rendon
    SS. Machado
    OF. Domingo
    OF. Yelich
    OF. Conforto
    Util. Vogelbach
    Util. Gallo
    Util. Tatis
    BN. Meadows
    BN. Dahl
    DL. Stanton

    SP. Marquez
    SP. German
    RP. Alvaro
    RP. Hicks.
    P. Montas
    P. Corbin
    P. Lucchesi
    P. Holland
    P. Ed-Rod
    B. Eovaldi
    B. Ross
    B. Merrill Kelly
    B. Chirinos
    DL. Clevinger

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ross for me. With only 8 teams, a handful of those backend arms are expendable. Vogey would be the first bat I’d move on from…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • synyster says:
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        ty fellas!!

  35. Synyster says:
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    Gray! Good morning! Who to drop when Stanton comes off the DL? 6×6 w/ R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OBP, W,K,SV, ERA, WHIP, QS. 8 mean league H2H no keeper, no auction just standard. Thx!

    C- Alfaro
    1. Hoskins
    2. Mondesi
    3. Rendon
    SS. Machado
    OF. Domingo
    OF. Yelich
    OF. Conforto
    Util. Vogelbach
    Util. Gallo
    Util. Tatis
    BN. Meadows
    BN. Dahl
    DL. Stanton

    SP. Marquez
    SP. German
    RP. Alvaro
    RP. Hicks.
    P. Montas
    P. Corbin
    P. Lucchesi
    P. Holland
    P. Ed-Rod
    B. Eovaldi
    B. Ross
    B. Merrill Kelly
    B. Chirinos
    DL. Clevinger

  36. knucks says:
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    Hittertron has been on fire for me so far this year, great stuff Rudy. Hit on Teoscar, Kole Calhoun and Goodwin in all my lineups yesterday.

  37. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    After watching the catchers on both my teams do next to nothing for the last two weeks, I dropped Narvaez and Boeuf Welington before the start of games yesterday. How fitting that they both homered! Luckily in one league it was after the early Boston game started so I still got credit for Narvaez’s long ball.

    Josh Phegley is now my sleeper pick for AL MVP this year….. let the catcher carousel continue!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ouch — Haha

  38. Yozo says:
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    Would you drop Bader for one of the following?

    Nimmo
    Bauers
    Pillar
    Pinder
    Galvis
    Goodrum
    Franmil
    Smith Jr.
    H. Dozier
    DeShields

    Needs are homers and/or runs, but I’m honestly just looking for the best player here

    • Cram It says:
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      Nimmo

    • Yozo says:
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      Or Yandy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Then it could be Bader… Franmil I guess, this isn’t about best player tho, this is about best player right now

      • Yozo says:
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        It’s a roto league, so I would prefer to swap out Bader now. I already have Dahl in my IL spot, so Bader would just be taking up an OF slot. I’m trying not to hold extra batters at the moment, so would you take Franmil or keep Bader?

        My other OF include

        Yelich
        Domingo
        Laureano
        Winker (in my UTIL spot right now)

  39. Zir says:
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    Would you drop Skaggs for one of the following?

    Happ
    Wacha
    Jay-Z
    Richards
    Strahm
    Touki
    Leake
    Woodruff
    Ross
    Jimmy Nelson

    12 team points league

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Touki

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  40. Uh says:
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    Would you pick up Strop over one of the following?

    Holland
    Parker
    Swarzak

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Over Parker for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  41. Wally Pipp says:
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    i mean the only reason goldy is hitting for a .226 avg right now is bad luck (.206 babip so far). its april, he will finish the season hitting .280+ with 35 homers+ in a good lineup for counting stats.
    why u so unfair to goldy?

    take away eloy jimenez ONE good game vs the yankees and hes ACTUALLY worse than chris davis

    • Cram It says:
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      Why so unfair to Eloy? We’re two weeks into the season and you can’t stop talking about how much you hate him.

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        my comment about eloy was sarcasm referencing taking miller park away from Yelich

        • knucks says:
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          Noone will ever catch your sarcasm because your almost exclusively pitching bad takes. Your gotcha journalism breed of commentary got old immediately.

          • Cram It says:
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            Bingo

          • Wally Pipp says:
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            shut up bitch

          • Wally Pipp says:
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            let’s go back and check my takes. Hope you traded Goldschmidt knucks. Hows ur fantasy teams?you are such a fanbay loser. At least i have my own takes. I use this sight as a reference, not a bible.

            • Knucks says:
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              Calm down.

              But also, here is that bait your seeking… I’m gonna toss it over there under that bridge and hopefully you’ll crawl back under there and face the wall.

              Grey skips your comments b/c you bring mostly negativity to the site.

              • Moscowitz says:
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                Well i dont care about his negativity or whatever you call it but i know that i dont care about you playing the advocate of this site or grey for that matter either. Its his site, i dont think he needs you to explain to people why he is or isnt replying to peoples posts. You dont like his “negativity”, ignore it, scroll down, problem solved. Just my two cents, dont even bother trying to get me engaged because its not gonna happen.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Why u unfair to Chris Davis? He has a .125 babip that’s all

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        (slightly smiling emoji)

  42. DonnieB says:
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    Drop Bader,JBJ or Renfroe for Reyes and Leonys? How about Dozier pickup and drop Eduardo Escobar? Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d swap JBJ for Franmil and hold Escobar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  43. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP 12 team. saves+holds

    1. Dropped Peralta and C. Frazier for Franmil and Hunter Dozier. Good choice?

    2. Should I also drop JBJ for Dwight Smith or Jimmy Nelson? Other pitchers are Corbin, Marquez, Luchessi, German, Woodruff, Touki, Musgrove, Holland (streamer who I may hold onto for a little bit)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Seems fine, ride the hot hand
      2) Dwight Smith for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Freddy or David? Guess it doesn’t matter now 2. Smith

      • bacca72 says:
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        Freddy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then lose him

  44. Mikey says:
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    In a Yahoo! OBP keeper league, who are some starting pitchers you’d target if you were to trade Tatis straight-up?

    (I’m trying to get a sense of how much/little I should value him in the trade market… the Trade Analyzer isn’t particularly useful for rookies)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      High end guys in a keeper. Marquez/Buehler type…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  45. jlfc42 says:
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    Would you drop Jesus Aguilar, Christian Walker, Yuli Guriel, or Ian Desmond for Hunter Dozier? I also have Freeman ar 1B, and Baez at 3B (Guriel is Baez’s back up).

    Appreciate youh bruh

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Gurriel for him

      • jlfc42 says:
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        Thanks Mr. Teeth!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  46. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Thanks for all you do Grey. Franmil, Winker, Joc or Dwight Smith junior ROS in 5×5?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’ll take Joc, I think this might be his year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem Agree with DT

  47. Chad Bowling says:
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    Would you pickup either Dozier over Jose Peraza?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  48. Dahl Dog's Go to Heaven says:
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    @Grey 11 team, 5×5 roto

    A couple of streaming questions. I don’t necessarily need the innings, I just need good starts.

    Would you stream Gibson v. TOR today?

    Would you stream Odorizzi v. TOR or Gausman v. ARI tomorrow? If so, which is a better start?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I think they’re all decent streams. Gausman for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all home? — I’m starting Gibson

      • Dahl Dog’s Go To Heaven says:
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        Yup, they’re all at home.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m starting Gibson

  49. Wally Pipp says:
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    eloy has weird statcast numbers early on.
    avg exit velo 89, not awful but not good either
    launch angle 6.8 – terrible
    avg hr distance 430 feet…. babe ruth on steroids…
    next season he breaks out to a top 20 hitter. this year will just be frustrating to own.

    • Cram It says:
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      Frustrating to own? You said last week he was garbage and will get sent to the minors. Why even own him?!

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        the white sox are terrible

        • Cram It says:
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          They’re always terrible. Jose Abreu didn’t care.

          • Tom says:
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            You weren’t talking that way in 2005!

        • Moscowitz says:
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          And i am still a fan. You gawwwn

    • crimedog says:
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      Wally Pippsqueek!

  50. William Hung says:
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    Happy Glasnow Day! Happy Fried Day! Happy Woodruff Day! Happy Grey SP Sleeper Day!

    Also, let us pray nobody gets hurt today!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, man, with the jinxes!

      • William Hung says:
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        I had a horrible, no good, very bad fantasy day yesterday – capped off by Bellinger getting “Tonya Harding’d” by a Castillo FB. I am jinxing up the wahzoo today!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well, stop jinxing up the wazoo!

  51. themuts says:
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    What do you think would be a good 1B return for Bieber?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  52. Dave D, Licensed Ausmotologist says:
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    Yeah, you’re right, Grey, the one thing worse than hitting Calhoun 1st and Fletcher 9th is having your part-time catcher (Casali) lead off while batting your prototypical leadoff hitter 5th (Peraza). So, I guess it could be worse, Brad could have had Kevan Smith leading off. Meanwhile, I cannot get over Cozart (.098) hitting 8th over Fletcher or LaStellaArtois (.190) hitting 7th. Really, but other than Trout the whole line-up is pathetic. Ohtani’s return can’t happen soo enough when Andrelton Simmons is hitting 3rd. Good thing they gave Ward such a long look.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, agreed… Ward thing was so classic Angels

      • Dave D says:
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        Maybe they can destroy him like they did with Dallas MacPherson and Brandon Wood. Great history of player development at 3B.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, not since Troy Glaus

          • Dave D says:
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            They didn’t even develop Glaus. He was a finished product coming out of UCLA where he set records.

  53. Cincinnati Man says:
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    Is Tarvis Shaw going to pull it together? Probably doesn’t help that Yelich clears the bases each time before he bats.

    • William Hung says:
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      he’s had 60 ABs so far and will finish the year with close to 600 ABs given good health. Take the 2 years of proven production over the 60 ABs sample size and stay patient. I’m in your boat as a Shaw owner, but have some perspective – unless there’s a top 10 3B available in your wire – then he’s a drop

      • Cram It says:
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        Hey you’re learning! *hard double pat on shoulder*

        • William Hung says:
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          Hahahaha – well I still get nightmares of Story circa 2017 sometimes

  54. Wally Pipp says:
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    over under 2.5 more starts before Lucchesi to the Ignominious List?

  55. crimedog says:
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    Would you rank the following in this order? Soler, Franmil, Leonys

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Franmil, Soler, Leonys for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What DT said is fine… All so interchangeable right now

  56. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Where do we fall on the H Dozier or Vogelbach debate for ownership right now?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  57. Bill Buckner says:
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    Grey,

    Great write-up (as always).

    A) Joc or Franmil ROS?
    B) Is it close?
    C)
    D) Do either A or B change at all in a Keeper league?

    Thank you sir!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A) Joc for me
      B) It’s close
      D) Nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  58. Dude at Dudes says:
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    ?my McCugh for his Franmil Reyes, Jordan Hicks and K. Marte? 6×6 K/9, OPS, Saves?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure

  59. William says:
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    12 tm? NL-ONLY 5×5

    My team is off ?to a slow start and I’m considering buying Winker to help jump-start my offense. I’m also a bit worried about DeGrom….the Mets tend to be cursed!

    Should I take this deal?

    ?
    I get – Walker Buehler, Jesse Winker

    i trade – Jacob DeGrom, Jarrod Dyson

    I think this would be a buy low on Buehler as well. He didn’t have a full Spring to get up to speed and should round into form in a great park in a great division to pitch in. DeGrom is human and will probably be better…just not as good as the 2018 version. And the NL East is a tougher draw IMO.

    Here’s my team –

    C – Austin Barnes

    C – JT Realmuto

    1b – Paul Goldschmidt

    2b – Paul DeJong

    ? 3b – Mike Moustakis

    CI – Pete Alonso

    MI – Nick Ahmed

    OF – Lorenzo Cain

    OF – Charlie Blackmon

    OF – Jarrod Dyson

    OF – Adam Frazier

    Util – Garret Hampson

    util – Orlando Arcia

    P – Max Scherzer

    P – Jacob DeGrom

    ? P – Patrick Corbin

    P – Zack Wheeler

    P – Jamison Taillon

    P – Kenley Jansen

    P – Wade Davis

    P – Raisel Iglesias

    P – Hector Neris

    P – Amir Garrett

    Swapping Buehler for DeGrom would seem to be ok for my staff and Winker would be a nice replacement for Dyson. ..should I pull the trigger??

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

  60. Mike L says:
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    Yelich is on the juice. Reminds me of Dee Gordon when he had all that magical power. Also reminds me of E.T when I look at him close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gordon or Yelich as ET?

      • Mike L says:
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        Yelich. Sorry it took me so long…alien ET eyes.

  61. Perfect Game says:
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    1. For saves in what order?

    Giles, Hicks, Colome

    2. How high of a ranked SP could I expect to get if I traded Robles?

    3. Start Flaherty @ Brewers?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. You ranked em
      2. I’d want someone in the Luis Castillo, Bieber, Glasnow range
      3. I am

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Perfect Game says:
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        #2. Would Archer be in that range to give up Robles for? Rank in order Archer, Castillo, Bieber?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, no Archer

  62. Dancin Homer says:
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    Good Morning Grey!

    12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS), redraft league(s)

    Would you drop Hampson for Hunter Dozier (both would occupy my “UTL” spot)

    Other league (same setup), which bat do I drop to allow for streaming SP’s:
    – Schwarber
    – Y. Diaz
    – H. Dozier

    Your daily write-ups & answers to everyone’s comments all the time is greatly appreciated; Thank you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Dozier unless you need steals.

      I’d drop Schwarber

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thank you Donkey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Grey

  63. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) I already asked above but now I might pivot to go for a RP. In the context of my team, drop Freddy Peralta for an SP or an RP? Drop Peralta for Lance Lynn, Jeff Samardzija, Tyler Mahle, Drew Pomeranz, Adam Wainwright, Brett Anderson, Trevor Hildenberger, Adam Morgan, John Brebbia, or Brandon Brennan?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Austin Meadows
    UTL: Ramon Laureano
    B: Niko Goodrum

    P: German Marquez
    P: Zack Wheeler
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Reyes Moronta
    SP: Freddy Peralta
    SP: Joe Musgrove
    B: Brandon Woodruff
    B: Max Fried
    B: Derek Holland

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Arodys Vizcaino

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Still meh, I just assume hold Freddy. Pom or Hildenberger for me if you must.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, I guess Hildenberger

  64. vee says:
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    first pick yelich paying off so far.. thanks for that grey!

    2 questions here:
    1) Brandon Lowe vs Robles for short-term performance (say 2 weeks)? and ROS if worth holding?
    2) also, do i need to worry about my pitching staff? are these guys worth dropping to pick up streamers like Cahill, Montas, Hellickson, etc? my pitchers are Eflin, Stripling (i read your Sell yesterday), trevor williams, freeland, happ

    Thanks again

    • William Hung says:
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      Freeland and Stripling can probably be dropped for streamers. Saw on fangraphs that his FB velocity was hovering around 96mph last season, but right now it’s barely touching 90.

      • vee says:
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        thanks WH – i feel like freeland is the one to go here. something is telling me stripling and happ might just need some time

        likely will stream freeland and drop the streamer once jeremy jeffres is off my DL.

        any thoughts on Lowe and Robles?

        thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Robles
      2) I’d use the Freeland spot to stream

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Robles 2. Yes, you need to be concerned about your pitching staff, Freeland is first one gone tho

  65. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Would you start Matz @ Philly today? SON isn’t a fan but likes the rematch at Citi next week. Thanks, Grey!

    • Cram It says:
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      I’m not in Philly. I will at home.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram It, pass

    • Bobbo says:
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      I think I’m benching him for both starts, @PHI and vs PHI. Starting him at home against Philly when they’ve just seen him five days prior seems like a bad move

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not good, Buttlicker

  66. JAY$ says:
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    Do we still have faith the robot’s view of Jake Bauers ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not if he’s being benched for CarGo

  67. The Biz says:
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    I own Alonso, Joc, and Tim Anderson. Full sell mode, how high do you think I can aim individually?

    Thanks y’all!

    • Cram It says:
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      High high, high-middle, middle-high.

      • The Biz says:
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        Thanks …on Alonso looking high end SP as I lost Clevinger..

        • Cram It says:
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          Go for it. If it’s too high, they reject it, move on.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Agree with Cram It

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  68. Kas says:
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    Blackmon’s numbers so far have been abysmal. Is it time to look to trade him? What type of return would be appropriate in a trade? If you had him on your team, what offensive player would you want? Thanks.

    • Cram It says:
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      Don’t sell low.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Top 20 bat…Soto or Mondesi

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      Rockies will come around.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rockies have barely played at home and Coors heats up, balls fly

  69. Will says:
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    Sell or hold Blackmon in 12 tm NL-ONLY? The guy looks bad!

    Is Heyward/Franmil Reyes too cheap?!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold, way too cheap

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  70. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: drop Lucchesi for Matz? Thank-you!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Matz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

    • surfer dude says:
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      thanks to both of you.

  71. Brett says:
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    Drop any IL guys for franmil Reyes?

    Gennett, andujar or senzel

    Thanks!

    • Brett says:
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      Also, someone dropped Aaron hicks in my league, is he worth a look at?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        Not if you don’t have an IL spot

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d drop Gennett

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  72. frankgrimes says:
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    Palka is bigger trash than Chris Davis.
    Change my mind.

    Shaw was dropped, must grab even if not “needed” amiright?
    (1st on waivers)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yea it’d have to be a pretty shallow offensive league to pass on Shaw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, grab Shaw — We already watched Episodes 5/6 — wow

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Ugh! I haven’t had chance to watch yet… hoping tonight.

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

  73. Ciwa says:
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    What’s your thought about Kikuchi and Julio Urias? I’d like to hold on Lucchesi but I need a bat and I’d like to cut one of the two above

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d cut Lucchesi before those two

      • Earl says:
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        I do not see the whole thing about Kikuchi (but then again I probably do not see many things). He has not been close to expectations and ranking thus far.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Some first inning struggles and bad defense behind him. He’s not going to strikeout the world, but I’m still a believer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not convinced on Kikuchi

      • Ciwa says:
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        Thanks to everyone. Would you drop to take Dozier?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Literally drop? Prolly not But I do like him

          • Ciwa says:
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            Aahahahhahahaha. Sorry, I forgot to write “kikuchi”

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Kikuchi does nothing for me

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I think he throws a lot of junk

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            We can discuss him when you come on the Ditka Pod tomorrow…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Let’s discuss Mike Ford too

              • Donkey Teeth

                Donkey Teeth says:
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                10-4

  74. Snozberries says:
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    Picking up pennies here, but curious what y’all think…

    OBP league, how would you rank: B. Lowe, Y. Diaz, H. Dozier, J. McNeil?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      In OBP its McNeil, Yandy for me

      • Snozberries says:
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        Those are the two I own – thanks for the confirmation!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  75. crimedog says:
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    I see a lot of love from donkey on Dozier. What are your expectations that the improved plate discipline sticks (10%bb/17%k)? Small sample size or for real?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not sure if it’s real but very encouraging. Seems like this could be a breakout. If not then we can move on to the next hot schmotato…

  76. Earl says:
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    I should have listened to you (great grand master) about Yellich. I did not.

    I took Acuna instead of him with 4th pick in one league.

    I kind of feel like that Pepsi commercial where (Albeit football) the guy says not drafting Antonio Brown haunts him every day. I feel that way about not taking Yellich!!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      It’s early, Acuna can still outproduce Yelich…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, I love Acuna, it’s all good

  77. Mike says:
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    Can Mejia be safely dropped at this point. Even in a keeper league?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Probably, depends on league depth

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  78. Earl says:
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    I do not see the whole thing about Kikuchi (but then again I probably do not see many things). He has not been close to expectations and ranking thus far.

  79. kilkennybrian says:
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    16 team league with deep, long rosters-
    No IL spots either. Limited bench spots despite long rosters; AND no trades-

    My question: Do I drop Severino? The wire is thin, really lacking viable options. But it’s fair to wonder if I’ll ever get the production to offset a wasted roster spot for 2+ months. Drop or hold? Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keeper or no? Not a keeper? I’d lose him

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Tho, no viable options isn’t screaming there’s anything better

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      shop him.

  80. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 – Standard + OPS. Which side?
    A: JoRam. Meadows, Corbin
    B: Story, Cruz, Glasnow

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      A for me but it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  81. Negatto says:
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    Fill in for Odor?

    Galvis, Adames or Hampson. Looking for overall value, but could use some SB’s as well.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Adames for me, he has an 8 game hitting streak

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson for SBs, but I’d prolly go Galvis, none of them are ending world hunger

  82. Game Of Throws says:
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    In memoriam of Notre Dame, yesterday I dropped Jesus (Aguilar) to pick up what the French call Paul “Je Dong” DeJong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus for Mustard, interesting

  83. bigbear says:
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    A good start by Happ vs the Red Sox means what? And who’s starting Happ tomorrow anyway?

    12 team H2H redraft: Drop Pineda or Lucchesi for Touki? Do it all for the Touki or hold?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d sit Happ. Touki over Lucchesi for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t start Happ…. I’d hold on the SPs for now

  84. OaktownSteve says:
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    You rolling Gibson with me tonight Albrecht? He had like ecoli in the off season. Lost a ton of weight. Was behind in spring. I’m guessing the Jays get him on track tonight.

    Twins bullpen is terrible man. I’ve had a buncha blown Ws for my army of twin starters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I’m starting him everywhere… Sadly, I own him everywhere

    • Curious George Springer says:
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      That was painful yesterday.

  85. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly Cats 6×5 – Standard + OPS.

    A: JoRam, Meadows, Corbin
    B: Story, Cruz, Glasnow

  86. brett says:
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    Austin Barnes is struggling lately. Hold or switch to Alfaro? 6×6 with ops the extra category. 12 teams

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Alfaro if he’s healthy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  87. Pinkman says:
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    Trade Devers for Hunter Dozier in a 15-team AL Only keeper? Devers is $21 and can only be kept one more year. Dozier can be kept two years at $5.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  88. Andrew Eaton says:
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    Is there a reason Honeywell is slated for a start 4/18 on streamonater or is it just to spike my anxiety trying to go pick him up and then remember he needs at least a handful of rehab starts?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Must be a glitch

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Question for Rudy

    • correcting it now. for some reason, honeywell not listed on rays’ injured list. forcing him on there which disqualifies him from being inserted into the ‘sp fill in’ process as i’m assuming the rays must be TBD for 4/18

      • Andrew Eaton says:
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        thx yall. fantasy anxiety returned to normal (still elevated) levels

      • done. now it assigned stanek. prolly a little more likely than honeywell

        • Dancin Homer says:
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          Does anyone have a clue who’s gonna “start” for the Rays other than Snell. Morton & Glasnow?

          If so, Id love a look into that crystal ball!

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            Ok, so scratch the Snell comment above as he just hit the 10-day IL

  89. Det. John Kimble says:
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    What are your thoughts on DeJong ROS? I am starting him over Peraza right now, but I’m not sure who is going to be more valuable ROS.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Apples/oranges

  90. pinkman says:
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    Drop Ed Escobar for H Dozier in a 12-team 5×5 roto?

    • KNX says:
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      Agree w/ G here on the straight drop, but I also want to mention that I’m working to trade away Stripling/Ed Escobar for Hunter Dozier/Musgrove right meow. The Trade Analyzer is not currently into it at the moment, as it hasn’t bought in on Dozier just yet. And Grey was always into Escobar more than Rudy’s tools too I believe.

      • pinkman says:
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        I dropped Vogelbach for Dozier instead. Hope you can secure Musgrove! Love the way he’s pitched so far

        • knucks says:
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          It didn’t work out for me with that deal I had proposed to that owner, but I was able to work out a diff deal… my Stripling/Swarzak/Blake Parker (already own Hand and Alvarado) for a diff owner’s Luke Voit/Eduardo Rodriguez.

          So I ended up acquiring an Eduardo insted of dealing mine away! Best of luck with your teams this year brother.

          • pinkman says:
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            You too knucks!

  91. SF says:
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    Hi Grey,

    1) Drop Barnhart for Narvaez, Phegley, or Wellington?
    2) Healy, H. Dozier, McNeil, Yandy, or Franco at 3rd base?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Beef 2. Dozier

      • SF says:
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        Thanks!

  92. aardvark says:
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    My staff is

    Glasnow
    Paddack
    Marquez
    Darvish
    Lucchesi
    Boyd
    Musgrove
    Bauer

    Drop anyone to take the chance on the hunter dozier breakout?

    • Bobbo says:
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      Your pitching is stacked; you could probably afford to part with Darvish or Lucchesi; might as well considering you’ll still have 6 solid arms.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Bobbo, Lucchesi

      • aardvark says:
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        do you like eduardo rodriguez more than luchessi?

  93. Troy says:
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    The Yankees injury curse is so bad, even former Yankees are now hitting the DL.

    Byrd to the DL, means the Yankees have to consider Andujare at 1B, right? DJ is a better fielder anyway and it could save his arm from throwing and get his bat in the line up. Like Hugh Hefner, swinging is not a problem form him.

  94. HH says:
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    What are your thoughts on Chris Sale? Is his shoulder cooked and is he a buy-low candidate? What level of an AL OF would you be willing to part with for him? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Would not touch him

  95. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Guys-dont expect too much from Max Fried today or any day, im sure hes about to implode just like every other pitcher ive touched this year.
    I subscribed to the tools mainly for Streamonator, but have found myself using hittertron even more. Nice work guys this place is the shit.

  96. Bobbo says:
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    Which of these pitchers should I offer for Villar?

    Archer
    Marquez
    Musgrove
    Matz
    Fried

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them except German

  97. Adam says:
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    Keller (KC) @ CWS
    Williams (PiT) @ DET

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither… Williams

  98. holyscheisse says:
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    Seems crazy to ask, but do you start Sale today @NYY?

    SON shows him as a top 4 play at $21.0, but I’m weary, even with a week off.

    • holyscheisse says:
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      My other start options are:

      Flaherty @MIL (ehhhh, idk)
      Maeda vs CIN (starting)
      Musgrove @ DET (starting)
      J. Gray @ SD (meh)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Think you have to start Sale

  99. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Drop Eduardo Escobar for Jeff McNeil ?

    Thanks !

  100. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Awesome write-up! In a standard 5×5 mixed league,

    1) Which 3 batters would you want for utility?
    Ryon Healy
    Yandy Diaz
    Joey Wendle
    Jeff McNeil
    Franmil Reyes
    Niko Goodrum
    Hunter Dozier

    2) With D. Rob going down, would you add Hector Neris over Julio Urias? I’m having thoughts that Urias is going to be designated to the pen. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! 1. McNeil, Franmil, Dozier 2. Sure

      • William Hung says:
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        After we both professed our love of McNeil last night, I sent a breakup text to Biceps Diaz and now McNeil is in my UTIL spot.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I’m done with Yandy, for now

  101. Stumanji! says:
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    Before yesterday’s games, I texted my buddy (and co-manager where we started Peralta), “Prediction on Peralta’s line? Either 3.1 IP, 6 ER, 4 BB, 3 K or 9 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K. There is no in between.” His line yesterday was 3.1 IP, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3K. So should I be happy with 3 less runs and 1 less walk?

    And that’s me quoting me!

    F. Peralta indeed.

    • Stumanji! says:
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      I meant to say his line was actual line was 3 ER, not 6.

      • Stumanji! says:
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        Man, my brain really does not work. I should preface all my posts with a disclaimer that I have a 4 month old baby…

  102. Chris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Saves are 10 pts and holds are 4 pts.

    Which RP moving forward

    Brasier or AJ Minter?

  103. Token says:
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    Good sir would you trade Krush Davis and Wade Davis for Scherzer?

    Do you like K Davis or Stanton more from this point on?
    Thanks!

    • peacecoast says:
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      apples and oranges, probably would make the trade yes depending on team needs (loss of power)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure — Stanton

  104. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Sorry for another trade question……This feels like I’m selling high, which I always like, but I’m hesitant to give up the golden children

    Pete Alonso / Glasnow/ Bieber
    FOR
    Kluber / G. Marquez / Hader

    Redraft and don’t really care about hitter / pitcher swap, just going for value at this point in season

    Thank you!

  105. SallyCips says:
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    Hey GRey and Razzmates,

    Whatcha all think of this trade?

    I get Nola/Mallex, I give Blackmon/Kikuchi

    • Peacecoast says:
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      blackmon side

  106. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Wanted to say/ask a couple of things. Above all, thank you for your analysis on Jose Ramirez’s splits from last year. I traded him in my 12-team keeper league for Yelich straight up during the off-season.

    I have Hader, Alvarado, and Colome as closers so dropped Robertson to pick up Toussaint off waivers. I also bailed on my catcher position to hold onto Pomeranz. He doesn’t have a great start this week, but are you buying into Pomeranz’s increased velocity (i.e., 3mph)?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCdXG-iCWE0

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s up, poop? Nice trade for Yelich! Meh, I guess Pom is all right, his matchups should be fine at least — listening now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love this song already!

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I like Takeoff a lot… 4 for my last 4!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          This one might be your best

          • Slimcompoop says:
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            What are you thinking about Peraza’s slow start? I picked up Swanson when Turner got hurt, so thinking I’m going to ride out Peraza till Turner returns. Best current options on the wire are Taylor, Hernandez, Schoop, and Adames (who I think is going to be good). Thoughts?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I picked up Peraza in one league, he wasn’t good last year at this time, warmed up with the weather and was fine… Hold for now

              • Slimcompoop says:
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                I agree…thanks Grey!

                  • Slimcompoop says:
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                    Grey…I just got an offer buying “low” on Sale. The other owner is offering Marquez (which I know you’re high on as am I) and Haniger FOR Sale and Mazara. Pull the trigger?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      That’s a tough call, I’d prolly hold and pray, but wouldn’t fault you for taking it

                    • Slimcompoop says:
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                      I’m gonna hold and pray. That’s what my gut told me.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Be safe, poop

  107. Clown says:
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    Got Luchessi in multiple leagues. Would you hold or drop for one of the following in both leagues?

    League 1

    Happ
    Wacha
    Richards
    D. Holland
    Leake
    Woodruff
    Ross
    Strahm

    League 2

    Cahill
    B. Anderson
    Touki
    Gibson
    Pineda
    C. Smith
    Leake
    Woodruff
    Strahm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m giving him another start

  108. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I’m still hunting SBs.
    14-team OBP league.

    I would like to grab Scott Kingery and start him but I can’t make myself drop either Margot or Hunter Renfroe for him. Should I?

    Also, these dudes are on the WW
    Greg Allen, Michael Taylor, Chris Owings, Danny Santana, Terrance Gore, Ian Kinsler, Adam Engel, JaCoby Jones, Bradley Zimmer, Hernan Perez, or Tony Kemp?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now — but over Renfroe if you really need SBs

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks, Grey. What’s it like to be someone that men want to be like and women want to be with??

        Hunter Renfroe is who I thought you would say. I’ve owned Hunter Renfroe before and he’s not great in our OBP league. Last period was a microcosm of his fantasy contributions.

        3-21, 3B, HR, RBI, 3 R, BB, 0.182 OBP

        I’m gonna roll with Kingery and see what happens!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, legit laughed out loud at that

          • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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            Great call on Kingery!
            3-4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, 0.800 OBP

  109. Savoy Special says:
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    14 team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

    1) Raisel Iglesias was just dropped. Drop Niko Goodrum for Raisel Iglesias or hold?

    C: JT Realmuto
    1B: Josh Bell
    2B: Yoan Moncada
    3B: Manny Machado
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr
    OF: Mike Trout
    OF: Tommy Pham
    OF: Austin Meadows
    UTL: Ramon Laureano
    B: Niko Goodrum

    P: German Marquez
    P: Zack Wheeler
    P: Jose Alvarado
    P: Will Smith
    P: Reyes Moronta
    SP: Brandon Woodruff
    SP: Joe Musgrove
    B: Max Fried
    B: Derek Holland
    B: Jeff Samardzija

    IL: Mike Clevinger
    IL: Arodys Vizcaino

    Thanks, Grey!

    • Savoy Special says:
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      * drop Niko Goodrum for Raisel Iglesias or Archie Bradley?

      Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Niko for Raisel

  110. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, n what order are you dropping these suckas:

    Happ
    Eovaldi
    Lucchessi
    Kikuchi
    Rich Hill
    Trevor Richards

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happ, Richards

  111. AKA says:
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    Archer going to keep up the good start? I got offered him for Kirby Yates. Fair value in a 5×5 NL Only?

    I have Hader and Hicks as my other RP and Buehler, Taillon, Ray, Matz, Fried, M Kelly, Urias as my SP.

    Yates or Archer fit better as P #10 on that staff?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Yates, but fair I guess

  112. Fogimon says:
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    It hurts a little extra since I traded Yelich last year just before his metoric MVP stretch in my dynasty keeper league…. but cmon Grey, even you weren’t buying in completely. Has everything changed in 3 weeks?

    “Can he repeat this pinnacle of glory? Pinnaclory, so to speak. No. I don’t think he can. His HR/FB% was silly and his ground balls are still a little high, but not literally. However, I do think he’s grown into 25-28 homer power” – and thats Me quoting You.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, no doubt, that’s why I can relate

  113. crumbelievable says:
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    Great read as always, awesome to have the daily roundups back in the routine.

    A) 12-team mixed points league — do you like H. Dozier over Schoop, Braun, and/or Soler?

    B) Same league, EdRod got dropped and my pitching is hurting after Clevinger went down — pick up EdRod over JA Happ, D. German, or Matz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! A) Over Braun B. Over Happ

  114. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    6×5 including ops, h2h, 10 team. I was offered his Realmuto + Nola for my Marquez + Yardier. I’d clearly win the catcher side of that deal, but going from Marquez to Nola almost seems like I’d be moving backwards with the way each of them have been pitching, plus with what you said in the preseason and again in today’s blurb, the amount of innings on Nola’s arm last year it worries me a little. Below is my team. Would you look to acquire Nola if his owner is looking to move him? Or would his innings from last year and his start this year just suggest a pass on him? Below is my team.

    Thanks!

    C – Yadier
    1b – Goldschmidt, Vogelbach
    2b – Albies, Villar
    3b – Arenado
    ss – Mondesi, Swanson
    of – Trout, Yelich, Acuna, Benintendi, Dahl, Mazara
    sp – Scherzer, Corbin, Marquez, Lucchesi, Matz, Musgrove, Kikuchi, Touki
    rp – Alvarado, Brasier, Greene

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t love it

      • Charlie says:
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        Yeah I was leaning toward turning it down and think I will now.

        Would you be willing to give up any of my pitchers NOT named Scherzer, Corbin or Marquez to get Nola, or is Nola a ticking time bomb with last year’s work load?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, don’t go out and seek headaches

          • Charlie says:
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            Gotcha. Thanks!

  115. Snitkers doodle says:
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    Someone dropped carrasco in my 10 tm h2h category lg. Should i drop mchugh or eloy or just leave him there…First thing i do in the am is look for ur article btw

    C jt
    1b alonso
    2b muncy
    3b arenado
    Ss polonco while turner on il
    Of betts
    Of hoskins
    Of mcutchen
    Util ozuna
    Bench eloy
    Bench j turner
    Sp bauer
    Sp musgrove
    Sp wheeler
    Sp m boyd
    Sp mchugh
    Rp treinen
    Rp hicks
    Bench clevinger
    Il t turner

      • Snitkers doodle says:
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        Thanks man, thats what i have loaded up! Ohtanis out there for free, what do you expect from him this year as a hitter only (yahoo lg)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          20-ish HRs, 7 SBs, decent AVG

  116. Murph says:
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    Hey grey!
    Cut Miggy Cabrera for Josh Bell or Volgelbach?
    Thanks

  117. ryanoger says:
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    10 team

    Bench bat:

    Lose Alex Gordon or Jose Peraza for Joc?

  118. Harley Earl says:
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    I get your beef with Ozuna last year but you widely promoted him as a bounce back candidate this year. You wrote it many times.

    Did yee of little faith not invest in Ozuna at least once? Based on what you wrote about him in the preseason, I would have expected you to own him on at least a team or two.

    Shame on you for not following your own advice!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not as easy as just picking guys to draft and then drafting them

      • Harley Earl says:
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        This is true.

        I guess I was under the assumption that you really liked Ozuna for this year, and therefore he would be a priority in your drafting strategy.

        Sometimes other teams draft the guys you want, I get that.

  119. gogulls says:
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    Please rank the following for ROS
    Hunter Dozier/Soler/Hosmer/Ronald Guzman

    also

    Neris/Minter/Boxberger

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Hosmer — Minter, Neris

  120. Yankee my Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    I’m with you on Lucchesi, but I too shall wait and see (and hope).

    Who is the drop between Strahm and Woodruff for Voit in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds? Someone launched Voit already, and although I am last in Waivers, I may get lucky. Strahm’boner’ and Woodruff’age’ are riding my bench, and probably will be for some time.

    Thanks much Grey.

  121. Andrew Eaton says:
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    I know you guys have gotten the Mcneil/Lowe questions a lot, but in OPS league I got:

    2B: Mondesi, Gleyber
    3B: Machado, Bryant, Suarez, Dozier

    Would like to package Bryant possibly so I’m wondering if I go

    Dozier, Mcneil, or Lowe ? Own Dozier atm and like his upside as a 1st rounder but love what Mcneil is putting together. Worried about his playing time with Toddfather coming back. I hate random benchings when a player like Mcneil is hot. Thanks guys

    • Andrew Eaton says:
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      Forgot to say I gotta drop Dozier if I’m picking up Mcneil or Lowe. So i guess it’s really Dozier v. Mcneil

  122. Uh uh says:
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    Here’s who I have

    Moreland
    Franmil
    Winker

    Here’s whose available

    Pinder
    H. Dozier
    Galvis
    Nimmo
    DSJ
    DeShields

    I’m trying to maximize runs scored and homers in my roto league. Do I hold or make some changes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier over Moreland

  123. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey, I have a lot of SP playing tonight but I’m not sure who should I put in the starting line up and who should go to the bench.

    Matz @ Philly (Pivetta)
    Fired @ Arizona (Robbie Ray)
    Glasnos vs Baltimore (Bundy)
    Woodwuff vs STL (Flaherty)

    I’m leading the wins and k’s categories, but struggling with ERA and WHIP.

    What do you suggest?

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Start em all, let god sort it out. I have all but Woodruff, but if I had him, I’d be staying all 4.

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        I don’t see Matz having a stellar game, but I think Pivetta stinks so I’m looking for the W. Lucchesi helped me not care about ERA any more this week. It’s kind of liberating to just hunt W’s, QS, & K’s and hope my WHIP comes down in the process. Start em all!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I feel kinda same

  124. DB says:
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    I’m in last place 12 team h2h not worried!!! Being aggressive this week added Gibson and minor for today he has 4 pitchers going woodruff, sale, pivetta, Glasnow so I couldn’t sit back.
    I had shoemaker go yesterday he has Freddy Peralta so that’s good
    I have 3 adds left on the week

    C Alfaro
    1b Encarnacion
    2b Mondesi
    Ss Eduardo escobar
    3b moustakas
    If Moreland
    Of Margot, Betts, Soler, Jackie Bradley
    Util Cruz, pinder
    Bench Dan Murphy
    DL Lindor, Upton

    Mikolas vs mets, yarbourgh, Gibson vs Toronto and @Baltimore minor vs Angels, domino German vs royals, Urias @milwaukee, stripling @milwaukee, [email protected], german Marquez vs philly, Brasier, Alvarado, Shane Greene
    Bench jimmy Nelson

    Need ur advice on what I should do it’s a normal league with net saves added, homers given up, k per 9, strikeouts for hitters, triples, opS

    On waivers
    Dwight Smith jr, deshields, Garver, Ian Desmond, teoscar, Laureano, hampson, avisail garcia, Renato Nunez
    Lance Lynn vs Angels

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Laureano over JBJ

  125. Turd Wendell says:
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    Joc or Peraza

  126. Lucky Dog says:
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    Bellinger got plunked on the knee with a 96 mph fastball from Castillo & tried to stay in but looked pretty hobbled. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him out for at least a game or two.

    Castillo seemed to be getting squeezed – especially on the walk that loaded the bases & ended his night.

    I dunno about you but I’m enthusiastic for our robot overlords to implement laser K zone. The strike zone is clearly defined & I’m getting pretty tired of seeing slow mo replays that show a ball paint the corner for ball 2. Having human umps in an age of laser technology is the dumbest shit ever. Umpires union be damned – they can work as consultants for the laser zone companies or something. It’s killing the game, and my pitcher’s WHIP.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I agree on robo-umps… May as well just make it accurate…

    • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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      they’ll still be needed for:
      1. tag plays
      2. reviews (well a review team would be as well)

      but yeah, baseball is literally the only league that has been (and will be till this is fixed) the most inertia ridden mess from exactly this. last night familia’s BB’s were mostly strikes thrown (just a recent example).

  127. TriggaMike says:
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    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

  128. Steve says:
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    Vogelbach or Kang, CI – 14T obp

    Thanks

  129. JC says:
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    Hunter Dozier or Vogelbach ROS?

  130. Filkarri says:
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    Which side of Kris Bryant for Jose Ramirez? Keeper league, obp.

  131. BUY says:
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    One gotta go

    Inciarte
    Pereza
    H. Dozier

  132. Labes says:
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    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!

  133. Michael DePinto says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m concerned, but I’m not panicked yet

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      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.

  134. Josh says:
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    Starting lance Lynn vs Angels he’s been solid this year? Or shark @ nats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start either in most leagues

  135. JP says:
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    Deal Votto/Buxton for Blackmon/Yuli?

  136. Dillon says:
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    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!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, I’d hold Hosmer — Minter

  137. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Hey, who’s Tatis gotta bone to move up in the lineup? They still throwing Margot up there like it’s 2017.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mrs. Albert Pujols

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        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!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, I hope so

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

  139. C.H.U.B. says:
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    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. says:
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        Thanks Grey

  140. prey879 says:
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    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)

  141. Kluwe says:
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    Whom do you prefer for saves long-term?

    Parker
    Strop

  142. Harley Earl says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lopez is the worst of the Marlins pitchers… Margot is great if playing, leading off and hitting as he is right now

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Because I like the other Marlins starters better

          • Harley Earl says:
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            LOL, ok.

  143. Cohen says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dump for who?

      • Cohen says:
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        Could u some speed, Deshields

  144. Tomale says:
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    Rank these SAGNOF especiales por favor:

    Strop
    Kimbrel
    Iglesias
    Brasier

    Drop Lucchesi for any of these or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do you need saves? Then grab Brasier

  145. Dr Sauce says:
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    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??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Carrasco or Wheeler

      • Dr Sauce says:
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        Thanks, would you take Taillon for that same combo?

  146. Odor stinks says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair, apples/oranges

  147. Nick says:
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    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 ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure I follow any of these 1st 3 questions 4. Alfaro 5. Ok 6. Sure

      • hondo says:
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        You understood the other 3?

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

  149. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey!

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dozier, Franmil

  150. JP says:
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    Drop any of these guys for H. Dozier? Smoak/Winker/Herrera/Markakis

    Thanks

    • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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      sparkakis

  151. Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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    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 says:
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      3. strop just got dropped (different league than above), neris or him?

      • Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands says:
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        3 was answered above, as if strop is ahead of parker he’s ahead of neris as well from yesterday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh 2. Hold

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader — I wouldn’t own Minor or Hellickson

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ineffective List

  154. Old School Brother says:
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    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 says:
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      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 says:
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        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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I picked Peraza off waivers, I’m gonna ride the storm for a few weeks

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

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That would be nice

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              So nasty… I only have one share this year, sadly

  156. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Why is Parker one of the most added relievers? I saw how he imploded Sunday; is this just an example of mass stupidity?

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      People need saves

  157. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    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)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Kenley? No 2. These are not good 3. Try it

  158. zombie says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t bet on him staying in lineup, but he’s there now — Odubel

      • zombie says:
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        Thanks.

        • Andrew Mellars says:
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          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!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Shaw over Peraza, but different things

            • Andrew Mellars says:
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              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.

  159. The Great Knoche says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go 22/14, but close

  160. i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    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)

  161. slimbo says:
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    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!

  162. Play Ball says:
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    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?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds like he’s a great buy low

      • Play Ball says:
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        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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Berrios

          • Play Ball says:
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            1. You think I would still be fine with SB counts?

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

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              1. Yeah, I do 2. Robles/Folty

              • Play Ball says:
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                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.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  1. That order 2. No

  163. TC says:
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    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!

  164. dontbichetteme says:
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    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)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson, Shaw

      • dontbichetteme says:
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        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?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glasnow? Taillon? Any middle tier closer

          • dontbichetteme says:
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            What about Carrasco?

            • dontbichetteme says:
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              Or Kluber, Nola, Syndergaard, Flaherty?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                I like all of these guys still

  165. TC says:
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    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

  166. aardvark says:
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    you wouldn’t trade yelich for domingod and blackman would you?

  167. Paul says:
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    Drop Soler, Verdugo, Frazier, or Aguilar for Jeffress

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea who Frazier is but prolly him

      • Paul says:
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        Clint Frazier

  168. Curious George Springer says:
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    If it wasn’t obvious before, it is obvious now: Sansa will sit on the iron throne.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      OH EM GEE SPOILERS

      • Curious George Springer says:
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        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)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Looks like I don’t need to watch now either

  169. kilkennybrian says:
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    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?

  170. kilkennybrian says:
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    10 team 5×5, redraft

    Was offered Benintendi for rendon. Who you got?

  171. Moscowitz says:
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    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

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop him or Verdugo, dealer’s choice

  173. bananafactory says:
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    drop yandy, vogelbach, or renfroe first

  174. Stephen Lyon says:
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    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!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You’re gonna drop Moncada? No, drop McNeil or Maikel

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Actually, now I think of it, I did draft him in the 23rd round haha.

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        And McNeil’s multi-positional eligibility is really useful in this league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then lose Kepler

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        That’s two days in a row I’ve been sonavabenched by Maikel lol

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Can’t drop the bastard now.

  175. TJ says:
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    Would you drop Miggy or kimbrel for Ian Desmond?

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        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…

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

  177. frankgrimes says:
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    Matz! No outs FIVE runs…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bad day to quit barbiturates

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Haha. Make that 8 runs nobody out.
        Ciro’d!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quite an enjoyable start

  178. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Kingery or Hampson in an OBP league?

    • wwekoda2020 says:
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      Kingery just homered wonder if he ever gets consistent PT

  179. Luxky Dog says:
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    Dear god Matz. I wasn’t counting on 2 errors & a total implosion.

  180. Barry says:
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    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.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pinder — Richards

  181. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    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.

  182. kilkennybrian says:
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    Carrasco or Wheeler?

  183. William Hung says:
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    Glasnow ate the Nola diet and now he’s getting singled to death…

      • William Hung says:
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        And now it’s Fried’s turn…

  184. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Show of hands: Who double-checked that they left Matz on their bench? *raises hand*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me on five teams, on three I was sadly mistaken

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        oof. I only have him on 2, safely tucked away.

  185. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Lucchesi or shoemaker ROS

  186. hondo says:
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    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.

  187. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Segura getting hurt is pretty bloody inconvenient.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not bad, tho, right?

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        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?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d start him

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Sonavabenched by Moncada too btw.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              What kind of team is this where Moncada is on the bench??

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

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        I probably need to let McNeil go to grab Kingery, right? :-(

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

    muncy
    shaw
    aguilar
    gallo

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

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s the worst

  190. Gotime says:
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    Gibson what do we do with this guy.. 3rd time now he completely loses it in the 5th / 6th … hold or completely cut him off a 12tm H2H 6×6 cats league (Wins and QS) –