Due to the light schedule, let’s drill down on Cody Bellinger (2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .432).  If man-love bothers you, perhaps you should shield your eyes.  This could become naughty, and, yes, I need to remove my pants to write the rest of this.  Cody is 2 1/2 home runs from being halfway to last year’s homer total.  How does one hit a 1/2 of a home run?  You hit it out of the park, then pimp with a bat flip so long you get tackled rounding 2nd.  Right now, Bellinger’s HR/FB% is absurd.  He’s not even hitting that many fly balls.  It’s just everything he touches goes bim-bam-zoom to the moon.  Can that continue, you ask with your doe eyes and soft lips.  You drafted Goodrum on too many teams, because you sound drunk.  Of course, it won’t continue.  His launch angle last year, when he hit 25 homers, was 16 degrees.  This year it’s 13.  He is hitting the ball damn hard, though.  He’s third in the majors with 96 MPH average exit velocity.  I’d be shocked if he hits less than 35 homers, but I also don’t think he’s going to hit more than his career high of 39 homers, if his fly ball rate holds.  His strikeout rate has absolutely cratered, in a good way, but, of course, when a guy is hitting well, he’s not striking out.  He will go cold, turkey, and cold turkey on power at some point.  It’s early, yadda-blabbity-bloo, so don’t panic sell.  He’s now a legit top 15 bat vs. the top 40 one we thought he might be in the preseason.  Now, I will put back on my linen Tommy Bahama pants and continue.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Julio Urias – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.66, and will head back to the bullpen.  That’s a helluva way to go though, huh?  Not to answer but to stare at the lint in my mustache.  Hyun-Jin Ryu will now rejoin the Dodgers’ rotation on Saturday saying his groin feels INCREDIBLE!

Max Muncy – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .270.  He wasn’t promoted until April 17th last year, so he’s still ahead of his pace (no, I might not be able to continue to say this for much longer).

Zach Davies – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.19.  The entire Brewers’ pitching staff wants to screw you over so bad.  Go ahead, pick up one of them, they will defecate in the hole they leave in your chest.  Since you pay me the big pennies, I guess I have to drill down on Davies a bit.  *looks at his K-rate* Awful.  *looks at his walk rate*  Terrible!  *looks at his xFIP* Is this a joke?  *looks at his velocity* More like Yuch Davies.  Thanks, but I’m good.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .351.  He’s hitting 90 points below Bellinger?  What a scrub!

Didi Gregorius – Hit in a cage and made throws at 120 feet.  Or 60 people.

Domingo German – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.37.  German got Guten tagged.  Sorry.  *removes shirt*  Flog me!  I’ve punned bad!  I still like German, and obviously he was never a sub-2 ERA pitcher.  If he throws 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 Ks every time out, I’m wit’ it.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  I know the sun will come out tomorrow, but what if it came out yesterday?  Does that matter?  Deep thoughts with Grey Albright.  I’ve been saying, in one form or another, to pick up Soler for the last two weeks-plus, and, if I want to prove further righteousness, I can just say the “plus” part of two weeks goes back three years.  Right again, snitches!

Homer Bailey – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  So I went to look at Bailey’s peripherals to see if there’s anything to him and when I Googled, “Homer Bailey peripherals,” Google said, “GTFO.”  Is that a band?  If someone can get through their internet filters to see Bailey’s numbers, please let me know.

Tommy Pham – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (6), hitting .286.  Home runs against Orioles pitching count the same.  Should they?  Click the slideshow to find out.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .311.  Racist!  Since I’ve told you to pick him up about three times this week, he will definitely be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  You can hardly wait!  No, you!

Mychal Givens – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER as he blew a chance for his 1st save, ERA at 5.00.  *rips up Orioles bullpen shares*  Yeah, I’m out until there’s some clarity with this shituation.

Joey Rickard – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal, hitting .212.  Everyone on the O’s is a better Cedric Mullins (0-for-5, hitting .089) than Cedric Mullins.  Call him Cedric the Mullinstainer.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4 and two homers (5, 6).  Is everyone named Eddie steady?  Discuss amongst yourselves.

Michael Pineda – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.30.  The Return of the Pineda Piñata.  Only instead of it being filled with candies and treats, it’s filled with bloody ulcers.  “Good ahead, Little Kevin, give it a swing on the Pineda Piñata!”  Little Kevin winds up and — SPLAT — knocks off the head; bloody ulcers spilled out of its neck.  One girl, small for her size, happily shoves a bloody ulcer in her mouth.  The Jays, man?  Damn you, Pineda, you did it to me again.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Grichuk rounded the bases reading his copy of Angela’s Ashes, because home run trots should be somber affairs.

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and, I believe, his 2nd homer this week.  I’m guessing, but I also own him, so how off on this could I be?  While you’re answering that, could you also answer me if parents now point to their iPhone clock when it’s time for kids to come in from playing like they used to point at their watches?

Justin Smoak – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s 98.9% garbage, but, after he hits one homer, I could see him hitting another soon thereafter.

Odubel Herrera – Hit the IL, which stinks, but, hello, Scott Kingery, old friend, a welcome respite from my thirst, my hunger, my beginning of a poem that doesn’t rhyme.  I tried to grab Kingery in every league, and he will be in this afternoon’s Buy column.

Roman Quinn – 0-for-4 as he got the start for the injured ODB.  Quinn could have some short-term value, but if Segura returns, I’d guess Kingery moves to ODB’s spot.

Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.68 vs. Kyle Freeland – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.23.  Ah, the ol’ random pitcher duel in Coors.  I’m sure that has now doomed my start of German Marquez.  Lowercase yay!

David Dahl – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the IL.  Awesome, that was fast (which I say while suppressing lingering doubts that he is just going to hurt himself again).

Ryan McMahon – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd home run as he was activated from the IL.  What a total passive aggressive move.  “Ooh, I know, I’m gonna hit two homers when the absolute least number of people who own me will have me in their lineup.”  Cool, brah.  Jerk!  With Murphy still out for a few weeks (at least), McMahon should have some place to play.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  So, what you’re saying is he won’t throw a lights-out start every time?  Bleh, what a lame spoiler!

Joey Votto – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  Also, in this game, Tucker Barnhart hit his 1st homer.  Paddack, if you’re gonna get hit, could you at least have it be by good Reds hitters like…Hmm, Puig was out of the lineup.  Uh, Winker, I guess, but he’s hitting .182; he did hit his 5th homer, though.  Damn, Paddack, this was the Reds’ B lineup and I’m not sure they have an A lineup!

Ryon Healy – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer.  To the hundreds of people I’ve told to drop Healy… Meekly, “My b.”  But he is hitting 8th, and not that well before yesterday.  Guess I could see going back in on him, but my tethered self in the basement of an arcade is shaking its head.

Omar Narvaez – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .297.  Out of curiosity, I just looked at the Player Rater for catchers, and Narvaez is not as high as I thought he’d be, but still high.

Anthony Swarzak – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.42 and the blown save.  Then Cody Allen said, “Hold my beer,” and lost the game (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.57).  Then Brad Boxberger said, “I got next,” and farted into a beer can, and everyone left the bar without saying goodbye.

David Fletcher – 1-for-5 and his 1st homer.  Why is it still April but this feels like too little too late?

Felix Hernandez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  This game was in Anaheim, and usually F-Her in the Big A always comes up big.

Drew Pomeranz – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.82.  This was a road game, so I never would’ve started him.  Pomeranz is the definition of Rice-ja-broni.

Wilmer Difo – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer.  Wilmer Difo deserves recognition for how well he’s acting in a Platoon.

Patrick Corbin – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.36.  “This year’s All-Star game starters are Patrick Corbin and…um…hmm…Mike Minor?”

Lucas Giolito – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain.  Since he’s a nice Italian boy, I’m gonna say it’s more like a porchetta-string strain.

Ivan Nova – 6 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.23.  Buh-buh-buh-but what about his FIP?

Welington Castillo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .171.  Where’s the boeuf?!  In the can! *weird looks*  “In the can” like they say on film sets when something is finished…Guys?  Where ya going?

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .261.  I’ll be real with you, Jimenez has been a bore to own.  I know, I own him.  His Ks are way up, fly balls are down and has been hitting a ton of dribblers like he’s John Stockton in ball-hugging shorts (the shorts are irrelevant to the simile, but adds to vividness).  It’s too early to write off Eloy, however, and if I could buy him low I would.  This was just a bad three weeks, not who he is.

Ryan Cordell – 3-for-4 and his 2nd homer, as he was recalled to fill in for the world’s worst sleeper, Daniel Palka.  Let me take a victory lap like Cersei when they were throwing crap at her.  Cordell is an AL-Only pickup for now.  He is a 10/10 guy, but he has two quick homers and a much steeper launch angle than we’re used to seeing from him, which might mean nothing or something.

Christin Stewart – Hit the IL with a quad strain.  “Well, I hit the IL with a broken heart!”  Robert Pattinson probably.

Nicholas Castellanos – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .279.  Nice to see the Greek God of Hard Contact return with a few line drives.  Shower him in disco fries and souvlaki.

Mike Soroka – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks as he was recalled from the minors.  Great, solid, adjective!  The opposing team wasn’t good (and they still got baserunners), and when Foltywichwich returns, Soroka likely loses his rotation spot. So, I’m not that into him, at least right now.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .324.  Joey Votto has a pouch and out hopped Freeman.  He’s Joey’s joey Votto.

Luke Weaver – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.92.  I had lost faith in Weaver before this start, and, if I’m being 100% honest, I don’t know why.  Looking at his peripherals tells us that we should be in on him, even if it’s still a little early to draw firm conclusions.  *running hand over conclusions*  Creepy voice, “Mmm, so firm.”  His 10.5 K/9 (I know!) and 2.2 BB/9 (nice!) are solid, and Streamonator is positive (barely) on his next start.

Christian Walker – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .300.  The White Walker keeps going over the wall, so….Winter is coming?  Winter is here?  Anna Wintour’s haircut is severe?  What is going on right now?  Has The White Walker become my favorite player (of the last week)?  Does everything I touch turn to gold?  *touches my pitching staff*  Nope, not everything.  That you’re waiting this long to pick up The White Walker when I wrote a Buy column dedicated to him two weeks ago tells us what?  17 years of marijuana have dulled your senses?  P to the erhaps.

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Bob
Bob
3 years ago

5 player keeper… H2H… I have had Arenado for years.
Arenado
For
Hoskins
Blackmon
Kimbrel

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for the quick reply!

SephMeier
SephMeier
3 years ago

I may have an opportunity to sell Vogelbach for Nelson Cruz…should I jump on that?

RotoSlayer
RotoSlayer
3 years ago

I know you’re not a fan of Carpenter but would you rather have Christian Walker?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

Buxton a must-own In 12-team 5×5 roto? Would you prefer BB or Winker, Laureano, Ender or Schwarber?

Rusty Canada
Rusty Canada
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey- Nice Nick Hexum and Co. reference. I take it nobody else got it? Saw them live back in oh, I can’t remember.

1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .311. Racist!

Hello Rockview
Hello Rockview
3 years ago

in a 12 team h2h 7×7 (total bases + OBP) league (holds, quality starts)

Would you sell high on Tim Anderson? I will have Lindor returning soon and nowhere for Anderson to play with my Utility spots filled by Conforto and Domingo.

Best offer so far was Ryu and Stroman

C cervelli
1b bell
2b shaw
3b franco
ss anderson
of JD
Of benintendi
of springer
util conforto
util domingo
bench – kike, pinder
IL – andujar, ohtani, lindor
SP – bauer, greinke, beiber, happ, kikuchi,
RP – doolittle, cody allen, hicks, ottavino

Thanks

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
3 years ago

Hey Grey –

Having a rough week, but not panciking yet – seems like some underachieving going on.

Let’s talk offense: R, HR, RBI, OBP, SLG, SBN

Roster
C > Ramos
1B / 3B / CI > Aguilar, Suarez, Rendon, Vogelbach
2B / SS / MI > Shaw, B Dozier, Hampson, Profar
OF > Judge, M Smith, Verdugo, Puig, F Reyes, Robles
UTIL> K Davis
I have Wendle in an IL spot and just picked up Kieboom. MI has been a real problem, so I’m a little desperate there.
Should I cut bait on any of these guys yet, or wait it out? There’s not much to be had on the wire, but I’m not against picking up someone who may come up soon (Y Alvarez or C Biggio, for example) if the upside is there.

Thanks, as always.
Jeff

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Jeffrey Gilden
3 years ago

You don’t have anyone to drop for a guy in AAA. Wait it out.

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I am. He’s been pretty solid the last two weeks. But not totally comfortable with it.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

1. Legit guffaw at the Didi dad-joke. I want to pick him up, just not sure when since he’s a doorstop until what, after the AS break? Any chance they rush him back early due to other injuries?

2. Can you add Bryant & Rizzo to the “sell” list today? I wanna make sure they break out like Au Shiz. TIA!

zombie
zombie
3 years ago

Friday quickie for you all…Deal on the table – Profar or Swanson?

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sorry, the SS. Is it close? Thanks. Happy weekend!

negatto
negatto
3 years ago

Dahl coming off DL, who is the drop?

Winker or Laureano? Thinking Winker.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

#shallowleagueproblems

Batty Call: Pete Alonso @ STL (Wainwright) or Kingery @ Coors (Marquez)

abmsports23
abmsports23
3 years ago

In a 14-team dynast league, should I drop frazier or goodrum to pick up chavis?

abmsports23
abmsports23
Reply to  abmsports23
3 years ago

Could also pick up Kingery

abmsports23
abmsports23
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

For Chavis or Kingery?

The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Parra or Curtis Granderson for a deep league fill in while Stewart is on DL

The Great Knoche
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Ugg…in this league left on my bench for NFBC is 2 catchers, Freese, and Willie Calhoun. Those are my remaining non injured players besides Parra and Granderson.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Seriously. 8 position players 3 weeks in seems excessive though.

JP
JP
3 years ago

Send G. Marquez/Votto/Semien forJ.Bell/Lindor

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Miguel Gonzales @LAA, SoN hates it (-11)

Start in a 12 teamer 6×6 with QS?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

It’s Ross Stripling Day! I doubt that will catch on. He might not get out of the 1st.

I want in on the pantsless hang out. Hey Culligan Man.

I like that you dropped a pinata on Pineda. Saying a guy got pinata’d has been a go to for me since the great Joel Pinata.

Looking forward to the buy column tomorrow. Hopefully it’s filled with guys who nobody has ever heard of who will be available for a buck in FAAB and who will give me Mike Trout Max Scherzer level performance.

Albright you must hate your NFBC team this year. It’s such a not you team. That was such a funky draft. I torpedoed our pitching with Freddy Peralta. Our middle infield is a mess. We’re starting Dylan Moore this weekend. After him we have no moore IFs ands and plenty of butts.

Just a reminder the A’s got Khrush Davis for Jacob Nottingham and a guy named Bubba.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Buy column today…unless you want to do one tomorrow.

Putting your opinion out on every player must be grueling, Albie. I only put a few out and on the one’s I get wrong I feel like such a dickhead for opening my yap. Looking at you Freddy Peralta and JBJ.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

The 5 man Red Sox rotation is worth a collective -98.6 dollars on the player rater. That’s 160ish dollars less than Cody Bellinger.

pinkman
pinkman
3 years ago

Trade Voit for Aguilar in 10tm 5×5 keeper or Hold?

Uu
Uu
3 years ago

With McMahon back, do you think Hampson still gets decent playing time? Or would you cut bait?

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. mcmahon or dansby? have a preference? could use the 2b eligibility….

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
3 years ago

david ‘roald’ dahl back. 8 team pts league espn… who’s the odd man out – need to drop 1?

dahl
domingo
aguilar
shaw
muncy

I know… stupid shallow… but still not sure

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

What do you think in both the short term and ROS for C — Chirinos or Welington Castillo? 5×5 league.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

OBP league…

1) who do I sit today:

Eloy @ Zimmerman
Vogelfat @ Pena
Franco @ Marquez
Chapman v Stroman

2) Who do I drop when Lindor comes back: Hampson, Kike, Asdrubal

themendozaline
themendozaline
3 years ago

G’day Grey, I have one start to play with for the remainder of the week, would you roll out CC vs the Royals today or Fiers against Toronto tomorrow?

Ya
Ya
3 years ago

Two things:

Parker or Strop rest of the way

Which two would you take for runs?

Dozier
Hampson
Winker

surfer dude
surfer dude
3 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts for ROS: 3 questions pls and thks

1) who should I drop? – Hill, Flaherty, or Matz

2) using J.Abreu and/or Mancini on 1st, drop either or both for C.Walker, H.Dozier, or McMahon

3) using E.Hernadez at SS (could slide Baez there), so drop Kike for – C.Hernandez, Villar, or S.Kingery?

Thamks!

ps. been using this site almost from day 1, it’s really grown into the best Fantasy sport site by a country mile, I’m always amazed that you guys take the time to go through and reply to so many mails, I know it takes a long time since it takes me a while just to read through them ; )

aardvark
aardvark
3 years ago

Trade meadows for Domingod?

Andre
Andre
3 years ago

Hey guys…10tm keeper league that uses OBP

Drop Winker or L. Voit for K. Wong or McMahon or should I hold?

Drop Jeffress for AJ minter if I’m in need of saves, or hold? Thanks!

Andre
Andre
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

John D Benchley
John D Benchley
3 years ago

Grey,
Finally!! an article singing the praises of my Cody Love. I’ve been waiting for this article like an orphaned kid waiting for presents on his first Christmas after being adopted. Great article!!

Question for you
I have Arenado and Vlad in my dynasty league, i can drop Arenado to my Util spot, however i have a ton of hitters so i’m thinking about trading one….do you trade Arenado or Vlad?

ellis
ellis
3 years ago

B Dozier or Kike

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

According to Yahoo, wind is blowing 25 MPH in from center at Wrigley. Still sit Merrill Kelly today?!!? Haha!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, Baez scares the begeezus out of me!!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Harley Earl
3 years ago

Boy, he got murdered LOL.

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Grey,

A starter eligible pitcher who gets holds is valuable in my daily league.

what role do you see Urias in the LA pen. Do you see him more pitching high leverage places or do the dodgers do a lot of last year where a starter goes 4-5 then Urias comes in for 3 innings.

Thanks

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Few questions –

1.) 8 team league. Hendricks, soler, Erod, D Smith Jr. available.
Drop any of these for them?
Kike, Braun, Beckham, Fried, Kingery, Hampson?

2.) Looking to grab soler and/or Weaver in a 10 team. Drop any of these?
JPolanco, ACabrera, Braun, SmithJr., ARosario

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
3 years ago

What’s up Grey?

Just saw the tracklist for the new Schoolboy album and it looks pretty promising.

Hunter Dozier or Christian Walker for a bench bat?

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
Reply to  here comes the pizza
3 years ago

Nevermind I see you’ve ranked them above and I’m going with Dozier. Thanks Grey!

ellis
ellis
3 years ago

Getting ready for Stephen Matza’s favorite holiday, please rank Jo-ma, Nomar, Dwight Smith Jr and Winker, thank you!

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

C. Walker or Voit?

KyBosh
KyBosh
3 years ago

Great write-up Grey,
Which side would you choose?

Sale and Dahl or Giancarlo and M. Boyd

KyBosh
KyBosh
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Would it be too lop-sided if I asked for Archer instead of Boyd? Or would you still side with Sale? Giancarlo bicep is slightly concerning to me but so is Sale’s arm

KyBosh
KyBosh
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks! As frustrating as he’s been, might be best to wait Sale out. At least his velo was up last start and if it weren’t for the Yankee Stadium’s little league right field porch it would’ve been a decent start

Have a nice weekend!

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

I picked up D.Castllo as a handcuff to Alvarado and he promptly gave up his first runs of the year. Is he worth a hold? I also have Elias breathing down the neck of my Swarzak. They closer landscape is a fickle beast.
Would you drop Castillo?
Best pickups
Eovaldi, Peacock, Strahm, Weaver, M.Kelly

pinkman
pinkman
3 years ago

Michael Chavis got the call- pick up over H Dozier?

Joe Schmo
Joe Schmo
3 years ago

Ayo Grey, I know this might be a questioned geared toward Ralph or Mike but would you rather stash Luis Robert or Carter Kieboom in a keeper league. Thanks !

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

I’m in a 10 team yahoo mixed H2H redraft league.  I was just offered Ramos for McHugh.  Should I consider his offer?  Please advise. FWIW, I need to drop someone shortly to activate Folty and will likely drop Posey if you agree. Thanks.

C : Bust?er Posey (C, 1B)
1B: Pete Alonso (1B)
2B: Jonathan Villar (2B, SS)
3B: Nolan Arenado
SS: Javier Baez(2B, 3B, SS)
OF: Trey Mancini (1B, OF)?
OF: Rhys Hoskins (1B, OF)
OF: Austin Meadows (OF)
UTIL: Domingo Santana (?OF)
Bench:  AJ Pollock (OF), Matt Carpenter (1B, 2B, 3B)

DL: Giancarlo Stanton (OF)
DL: Justin Upton (OF)

STARTING PITCHERS:
James Paxton
Jameson Talilion
Joe Musgrove

Caleb Smith

Matt Shoemaker
Chris Paddack
Collin McHugh
Tyler Glasnow

DL: Mike Folynewicz?

CLOSERS:
Felipe Vazquez?
Wade Davis??
Ken Giles?

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you. I don’t like Posey but the waiver options are not good.
* Phegley
* Cervelli
* Astudillo (will they ever give him regular at bats??!
* Mejia
* Jansen
* Zunino
* Alfaro
* Gomes
* Lucroy
* Barnhart

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Dropped Posey for Alfaro. Thanks for your help!

PatPat
PatPat
3 years ago

C Walker or Miggy? Thinking Miggy’s days as a top 100 player are gone, but need a ‘pert to validate me.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

H2H category league……would you drop any of these SPs for Robbie Ray and/or Darvish?
Boyd
Kikuchi
Kimbrel
Maeda

crimedog
crimedog
3 years ago

Kiki do ya love me or hampson? leaning kiki as I think hampson loses PT soon.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Quick question here, would you start Merrill Kelly at Wrigley today? I’m fraidy skeered!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks boss!

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Morning Grey,
Still trying to move T.Anderson for some starting pitching. You like Anderson for Flaherty? Or should I aim higher.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Do you trust Nola or think that somethings wrong with him? Trying to maximize Andersons value and thought that Id try to get Nola but am a little weary now. Also considering trying for Wheeler, Syndergaard or Tailon. If you were dealing Anderson, which SP would you try for first? Second?
Nola
Taillon
Syndergaard
Wheeler

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
3 years ago

Minter, Swarzak, Brasier, or just screw it and punt saves?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

Would you drop Hampson for Peraza, Travis Shaw, Donaldson or Gallo?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

It’s a H2H category league. Thanks!

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

10 team h2h points league

Which SP – Toukki or Boyd?

Luke
Luke
3 years ago

McMahon or H. Dozier?

Willie Bluebook
Willie Bluebook
3 years ago

Thanks. You’re the best. What does that feel like?

Oh, and how do you rank the following roy: Gausman, Lucchesi, Shoemaker, Boyd.

Thanks!

Ivan Make Basket
Ivan Make Basket
3 years ago

Cody Bludgeoner

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

Sorry about previous post – Fridays!!!

Strasburg/Baez/Barnhart

or

Realmuto/Abreu/Morton

Fair? Pointless?

JFOH
JFOH
3 years ago

Hey Culligan Man!

JFOH
JFOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Did it include Oaktown and now I have to go find it

JFOH
JFOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hey Culligan Man was a suggestion by Oaktown that day. My suggestion was Flukazy. I say Hey Culligan Man because it was such an obscure reference that I had to get it into the razznacular. Remember I came up with FLUKAZY you friggin flukazy

JFOH
JFOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Just get your stories straight bucko!

JFOH
JFOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

We need to hang out

JFOH
JFOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Pants optional

JFOH
JFOH
Reply to  JFOH
3 years ago

I don’t think I’ve ever seen you in anything but

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
3 years ago

How was what Tim Anderson did normal at all?

This wasn’t a bat flip issue. People bat flip every night. Wasn’t an emotion issue. Guys show emotion all the time. Not a fun-police issue. We’re all encouraging fun here.

This was a 4th inning home run in a 0-0 Wednesday afternoon game in April. He hit a home run, turned 180 degrees, threw his bat overhand, flexed on the catcher, and yelled across his face…

If this is him showing emotion… why has he never done this before? Surely he’s had fun and shown emotion before? Why’d he do that this time, one wonders? Was this 4th inning two run shot particularly special?

It’s cause it was disrespect. By any written or unwritten rule in the book. And he knew it. He did it last year against the Royals. Got called out that time too.

“Celebrations in baseball are good, you guys don’t like fun”. This take is so lazy and so passive-aggressive and so freezing cold. This wasn’t a celebration issue! This was bush-league BS by a young kid, he knew what he was doing, and he got checked.

White Sox have no veteran leaders in the clubhouse to check him, either. Then Renteria is across the Royals’ first base line yelling at Yost’s players? Who the f*** is in charge over there? White Sox looked like a bunch of bafoons.

I can’t stand the misunderstanding on this one. This wasn’t a celebration issue. This was disrespect 101.

My favorite part – Anderson gets tossed and they lose in extra innings, then he tweets twice about how awesome his bat flip was! Now that is rich! Kid doesn’t get it…

/rant

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

not unlike my post lol. cheers man!

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  Whirlaway
3 years ago

sorry for the rant here… but needed to get this off my chest lol

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Whirlaway
3 years ago

Agreed 1000%

Jaca
Jaca
3 years ago

Grey!!! Happy Friday and great stuff as always. big fan

Im trying to rid myself of my bench bats, which i know is a mortal sin in the church of Grey.

But like, i cant justify dropping any of these guys. am I a victim of my own FA acquisitions?

Only SP worth picking up is Toussaint (who is coming off waivers, i may not get him, wont stick in rotation) or maybe Woodruff or Soroka. as for relievers i do have one daily P slot that I guess i could pick someone up and put them in. what do I do???

C Alfaro
1B Voit
2B Mondesi
SS Villar
3B Baez
OF Domingo Santana
OF E Rosario
OF D Dahl
UT Puig
UT Shaw
B Tatis Jr
B Myers
(IL) Andujar

SP German Markers
SP Bieber
RP Hand
RP Yates
P Alvarado
P Will Smith
P Hader
B Glasnow
B Robbie Ray
B Paddack
B Lucchesi
(IL) Clevinger

TL;DR – how do i rid my bench bats when theres really no pitchers on the wire that are to die for

thank u in advance for ur counseling

Jaca
Jaca
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

well i thought you preferred owning more pitchers rather than having 2 bench bats which i was trying to emulate

Jaca
Jaca
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

whats the best way for me to transition from having 2 bench bats to adding pitching, when A). I dont really feel like I have any bats worth dropping, and B). There are no free agent pitchers that are really worth going out and grabbing right now outside of maybe Toussaint or Woodruff. i guess i could stream SPs

sorry for the confusion

Jaca
Jaca
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thats what i have just been pondering. so I guess a better question is which two bats should i try and move? hard to package shaw and puig with their numbers. and im married to Domingo (as you are i believe)

and who are some buy low pitchers? I know buehler and Carrasco’s recent starts may have closed the door on their buy low windows as was said.

thanks again

Jaca
Jaca
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

so intel is the last place team has Nola , Carrasco and Wheeler. I think i may just work my way down and see if i can get one of them (in that order) for puig/shaw.

also, does me being in first in SV, K, WHIP, ERA (4th in wins which is a stupid cat anyway) have any barring on making this move? 12 team rotisserie

Jaca
Jaca
Reply to  Jaca
3 years ago

Just offered for Carras & Co.

Thank you Grey I appreciate it

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
3 years ago

Thanks for the great work Grey,

16 team H2H weekly points league.

I need one of these for my Util spot and one bench bat, which two should I keep?

H. Dozier, Eduardo Escobar, Clint Frazier, Ramon Laureano.

thanks again

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
3 years ago

sitting any of these guys in a 12 team?

marquez vs PHI (-$1)
ed rod @ TB ($7)
touki @ CLE (-$17)

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Happy holidays.
Need to start 3. Who you got?

Jose Abreu @ DET – J Zimmerman
Luke Voit vs KC – J Junis
Travis Shaw vs LAD – R Stripling
Scott Kingery @ COL – G Marquez
Christian Walker @ CHC – K Hendricks

Thanks as always!

negatto
negatto
3 years ago

Currently rostering the following pitchers: Woodruff, Lucchesi, Shoemaker, Paddock.

Any of these an upgrade to above?

C. Smith. Weaver, Swanson, Wacha, Urias

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Happy Friday Grey! Got my 10 team shallow mixed 5×5 league questions for you:

1) got a logjam in OF, I have to drop one of these three, which one is the drop: Laureano, Mazara, Joc

2) feel at all good or confident in rolling out either Darvish (vs ARI SON $15.6) or Fiers (vs TOR SON $10.6) as a streamer tomorrow?

3) Keeper league question. I have Freeman until the end of 2022. He;s so boring and knowing he will prob get even more boring in the future, I’m looking to deal him now. I know these keeper questions are tough, but 1 for 1 swap of Freeman vs any of the guys below, in a vaccum, would you pass on any of these, or do these all look like good trades for me?
– Trea Turner until end of 2022
– Lindor until end of 2022
– Rhys until end of 2021
– Bryce until end of 2021
– Stanton until end of 2021

Thanks Grey and enjoy the weekend!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
3 years ago

Yandy Diaz or Christian Walker for my UT spot? Thanks!

Db
Db
3 years ago

Who do I drop soroka for
Luke weaver, chirinos, Fiers, porcello?

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Db
3 years ago

u mean other way around

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

TLK getting a S4!

You should try Vikings, it’s pretty good.

The Dude
The Dude
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 OBP/QS Yahoo league. Pick a side:

Gallo

for

Puig+Eloy

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

As a Bellinger owner who feels like he got the steal of the draft in the 6th round/4th overall pick after 2 keepers were accounted for (I was the turn so I purposely picked him there instead of the 5th round in case I got to brag about how late I got him) – I am offended by your lack of faith that Bellinger will not have a season not seen since since Barry Bonds when he was juicing more than Jamba Juice.

It’s a good thing he steals bases cause when the power drought comes, at least we can hang our hat on him getting a SB here and there, and in OBP leagues the walks will hopefully help too.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

My trapper keeper has hearts and “Bellinger” written all over it. I haven’t updated the mancrush since the days of Matt Kemp’s almost 40/40 season…

Speaking of the trapper keeper reference, you haven’t used that one in a long while

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Have I been reading this site for THAT long?!?!?!

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

So I went with the Hittertron this week and scooped up Joc Pederson but with Dahl coming off the IL there seems to be too many cooks in the kitchen for OF.

1. Khrush Davis
2. Conforto
3. Dahl
4. Domingod
5. Puig
6. Pederson

12 team H2H with 10 different hitting categories. I need one more SP.

Offering Domingod and Stripling for Glasnow- too much?

Nick
Nick
3 years ago

My OF is trash right now

OF: Betts
OF: Castellanos
OF: Mazara
OF: Bader
OF: Renfroe
OF: Keirmaier

Here are some of the top OF on the wire based on ownership %. Any moves you would make?

Justin Upton
Billy Hamilton
Jose Martinez
Jackie Bradley
Matt Kemp
Brian Anderson
Kevin Pillar
Luery garcia
Avisail Garcia
Manny Margot
Leonys Martin
Ben Zobrist

Nick
Nick
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

haha yes you did but its weekly waivers that go off on Sundays. Just trying to get my bids right.

Appreciate the response and write up

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

Who should I drop for Walker?

Healy, Braun, Piscotty, Buxton or Hosmer

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

E. Escobar or Peraza for MI? 5×5 Roto 12-teamer with a glut of MI guys on my team but also talent on the WW:

Here’s who I own:
Treat (IL)
Baez (3B elig)
Ketel
Asdrubal
Peraza

Available on ww:
Simmons
Senzel
Hampson
Odor (IL)
Wendle
Kingery
Ahmed

Matty
Matty
3 years ago

How much confidence is there in the longevity of the White Walker?
Can I safely move on from the disappointment that is Hosmer in a 12-team H2H Dynasty with OPS if I have Walker and Yuli Gurriel?
Also, how much more leeway are we giving Cedric Mullins in the same 12-team Dynasty?
Thanks a ton. Have a great weekend.

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

Pineda fucked me in both my leagues.

My RCL team sucks so bad hittingwise. Yes the anti-Grey approach so far has failed. Remember I drafted Murphy, J Turner, Blackmon, JoseRam. I mean they will perform better than they have but so far man it’s brutal.

James Bolger
James Bolger
3 years ago

Cano just became available on waivers. Would you drop either LeMahieu or Hampson to add Cano?

Scooterboy
Scooterboy
3 years ago

5 x 5 Rotisserie league. I have Laureano and Clint Frazier. Would you drop either of those for Avisail Garcia. Thanks !!!