At one point, the Brewers’ color man, Bill Schroeder said, “Looks effortless, doesn’t it?” And no truer thing has been said. The next closest truest thing is when I said, “It would almost be worth being on death row for a crime you didn’t commit, just to have your life VO’d by Dateline’s Keith Morrison.” Brewers’ pitching coaches make everyone better — they turned Eric Lauer into 1986 Roger Clemens — but when they have something to work with, like Corbin Burnes (6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.75)? Well, then the entire enterprise is firing on all cylinders. Just an absolute joy to watch. Sure, I don’t draft top starters, but I appreciate them just the same. 26 swings and misses, best of the season. Unfair cutters? Oh, he had some of those. Filthy curves? He threw some of those too. Elevated 97 MPH fastballs? Yeah, there were those too. Didn’t really understand in the preseason when people were drafting starters high, but even more confounding were the people drafting starters before Burnes. He is the best starter in baseball. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Willy Adames – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. “Maybe instead of holding smelling salts under his nose, we use the smelling salts to cure those giant 7th inning stretch sausages–Hold on! Adames moved! He’s alive!”

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 3rd homer in two games. I guess hot schmotato, but he really should just be rostered.

Luis Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. He hit that one like it was off Mariano Rivera to win the World Series.

Anthony DeSclafani – Expected to miss a few weeks with ankle inflammation. He went to an ankle specialist, who said, “Yup, that’s an ankle.”

Camilo Doval – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.24, as he was used clearly as the closer — clearser? And Jake McGee (1 IP,  ER, ERA at 3.18 in the 8th) got got in the 8th, as Trevor Gott got got; Joc got Gott.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. I should’ve mentioned in Sunday’s roundup. Grichuk doesn’t just homer in one game. He’ll have four homers by May 1st.

Connor Joe – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer. Joe hit six homers last August, and with four homers this month, but didn’t really play last September….So averaging roughly five homers a month? Mr. Prorater would tell ya that’s a 30 HRs in a year pace, and Mr. Prorater would add, “If everyone in the world left a penny and didn’t take a penny, the national debt would be wiped clean.” Okay, Mr. Prorater, but that doesn’t sound right.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .231. You know what’s always great? When a guy homers, then declines high-fives because of his elbow pain.

Kyle Gibson – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.47. Streamonator liked this start, and doesn’t like his next, but I have him in a weekly league, so allow me to say, “Wheeeeee!”

Bryson Stott – Sent down to the minors. Next Stott, Lehigh Valley! Wonder how long until we hear this for CJ Abrams, Bobby Witt Jr. and Julio Rodriguez. Don’t get me wrong, I hope never, but they all need to actually do something, and soon.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Lou-Gu-Ju is hotter than a Ju-bu in Ju.

Bo Bichette – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, a grand slam. *pulls fingers back just as the Buy Low window slams shut* Whew, almost lost a pinkie.

Matt Chapman – 1-for-4 and and his 3rd homer. Matt David Chapman murdered that ball!

Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.91, and Adam Cimber (4-0 record, 2.00 ERA, and 2nd blown save) owes my fantasy teams a win! Cimber! You bastard!

Nathan Eovaldi – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.32. Pretty cool transition that Eovaldi went from a Big Ol’ Yikes to Startable Everywhere. Even the Streamonator gave him a positive score yesterday in Toronto, which would’ve been insane just a year ago this time, when I wrote my Eovaldi sleeper in 21 after 20.

Merrill Kelly – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.69. Against the Dodgers, this start was more impressive than it looks. Or, ma nish ta nah, why are we still using unleavened baseballs after Passover? The perfs (kids call them that) don’t back up Kelly’s numbers, and he’s one more “okay, not great” start away from being back to the pitcher he’s always been.

Walker Buehler – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.55. Dave Roberts left Buehler in just to prove a point to Kershaw. So, the baseball might be deflated, but the Diamondbacks are, like, one of 10 teams that I’d throw anyone against. Diamondbacks legit have one hitter, and he’s currently hitting .156.

Will Smith – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Did the ball say something about alopecia?

Eddie Rosario – Will have eye surgery to correct blurriness and might miss up to 12 weeks. Guess that’s better than just wearing those janky movie theater 3B glasses to the plate.

Taylor Ward – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer. Sonavabench! Damn it! Julio Rodriguez better have a huge week; I benched Ward for him. As for Ward, I just gave you my Taylor Ward fantasy in Friday’s Buy.

Michael Lorenzen – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 2.93. As the definition for Anaheim Steamroller states, “Most Anaheim Steamrollers are Homeschoolers.” Hmm, defining a term with the term doesn’t seem like the best definition. Yet, *Kombucha girl turning her head, thinking about it* kinda makes sense.

Shane Bieber – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.82. You put “Shane Bieber” into Google, and it says, “Let me guess, you’re searching what’s his velocity? Still not great.”

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer. Captain Woo Cubano’s hitting .167. He’s a .290 hitter. That’s how early it is still. It’s so early, Kyle Tucker (3-for-4, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal) is a .280 hitter, who’s hitting .169 with a .246 OBP.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.80. On a scale of 1 to 10, how surprised would you be if it was revealed Scherzer was an actual cyborg? Maybe a 3? So, there’s some backlash that he’s not a human, that lasts a day or two, but then you start to realize you always kinda figured he wasn’t human anyway.

Jacob deGromMets said there was considerable healing in his shoulder. That’s good, especially since he hasn’t thrown in a Jacob deGrom season game since July 7th.

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Nimmo just lost one!

Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.21. “Hello, Rob Manfred, yes, this is your Guatemalan seamstresses hotline. Yes, of course, I’ll tell them to tighten the stitches. Of course! I will relay your information.” That’s Miles Mikolas, who had the MLB front office’s calls forwarded from the Guatemala baseball factory to his house. Is Mikolas pitching over his head? Literally and figuratively. No, he can’t keep this up. Figuratively, more than literally.

Giovanny Gallegos – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.43. As someone who watched this, I’m still trying to understand how any of these runs were earned. These were the most unearned earned runs I’d ever seen.

Brendan Donovan – Recalled by the Cards to be the “Hey, why not Nolan Gorman?” guy, and to backup a few positions.

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Steve
Steve
2 months ago

Drop turner for wendle?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Fyi, I meant justin turner, not trea turner.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Gray,

Appreciate your thoughts on 3B. This is more important since Bryant is now DTD.

Who should I pick up as a backup: Flores of SF, Bohn of SF or Donalson of the Yankees.

Your help is always welcomed and appreciated!

Martin

Gary C
2 months ago

Espn points, Please rank ROS

Ryu
Taijuan Walker
Elieser
Civale

Thanks

Blake
Blake
2 months ago

Standard 5×5 league – drop Myles Straw for any of Profar, Blackmon, Eugenio Suarez or Marsh?

Jay
Jay
2 months ago

Vladdy owner needs pitching.

Is Olson + F.Peralta or Manaea too much?

Thanks

Damian
Damian
Reply to  Jay
2 months ago

No

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

Nice call on Gausman. Some “perts” were calling him a bust for only having one plus pitch. Splitter and fastball combo is nasty. Watched the game tonight. Dude is legit. Quality of contact was terrible.

eballs
eballs
2 months ago

Gleyber or Kelenic?

Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Don’t look now…2x 3-hit games and now a 422’ HR? Welcome back Mr. Tucker.

Need AVE & OBP. Peña or Hosmer? Leaning Hosmer.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

Please tell me I’m not the only one to be sonavabenched by Stroman.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 months ago

if i owned anywhere in 14+’s or like anywhere with 1500+ max innings rotos (i actually don’t own in any size) i’d possibly have played him. trying to figure out why i don’t own him anywhere as i don’t hate him, likely the QS preseason rater just had him lower than his ADP. i’ll look up what other SP’s go in his range this year: clevinger, baz, desclafani, skubal, ranger, kopech, s.gray. i have lots of ranger, decent amount of clevinger, pretty sure at least in my leagues skubal went earlier than this anyway, kopech too (have kopech in 2, but one of those dynasty), desclafani i have a lot of (not as much as last year though), s.gray i had TONS of last year, none now. my guess is it’s mostly ranger as to why i have no stroman shares. also around 164th (stroman’s fantasy pros ADP across numerous league types) is often where i’m going RP2 so that’s also possible (holds/saves leagues almost entirely so i like an overall just great RP even if not closing (treinen or similar etc) which you can usually get in that range even after other closers went.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
2 months ago

i’d have 100% benched in 12’ers though stroman @ ATL, probably too early in week if h2h to force that gamble (i’d have to be getting straight up killed in ratios etc)

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 months ago

I benched Stroman too in my 12 teamer, didn’t like him on the road, especially in ATL

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  ThE sHiT
2 months ago

yeah for me it’s far more the ATL part than the road part. i wouldn’t bench at say PIT for a really easy to pick road start. his next one @ MIL SON hates almost as much as today

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 months ago

What’s the version of sonavabench where, rather than bench, you had rage dropped the player (here, Stroman) after his previous disastrous start …

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Uncle Razzkai
2 months ago

That’s called a Grimey!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 months ago

Pretty mild sonofabench!

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 months ago

You still like Walsh over Cronenworth despite this early season platoon?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 months ago

i’d bet he still says walsh.

Saint
Saint
2 months ago

Adames dropped this morning and raking tonight. Please rank Adames, Kwan, Grichuk, for bench bat.

Thanks

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Saint
2 months ago

i’d bet it’s adames first (not just because of tonight either) then not sure on the kwan vs grichuk. probably more about team needs there (AVG vs HR’s etc). however there’s sooo many kwan vs others add questions, you can probably name search either over the last few posts and find one of them higher.

DinnerBone
DinnerBone
2 months ago

G. Sanchez is looking like he might hit the IL. Heim is available, should I drop Sanchez for him? Or drop McCutchen and hold onto Sanchez? Or just stay put!

Ball for
Ball for
2 months ago

Grey! Ive got a bunch of schomatos because of you and India just came off the DL. Gotta get rid of one person to make room. 10 team H2H standard points. Here are the options:
**Joc Pederson
**Taylor Ward
**Jorge Mateo: 7 steals!
**Ryan Mountcastle
Tough call! If you think I cant get rid of any of those dudes, I can always ditch Luzardo or Kittredge??? Im basically punting saves already by just having Kitt and Gallegos as my only closers. Would like to hear your thoughts. Thanks man for everything.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Thairo over Mateo for MI or hold Rodgers?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
2 months ago

Or Amed Rosario?

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
2 months ago

12 teamer standard (my only 5×5 league), shallow starting rosters, semi limited moves (6 adds per matchup, regardless of length, i.e. lazy comish)
C ruiz
1B olson
2B mateo (SS/OF)
SS gleyber (2B)
3B j.turner
OF (3): stanton, o’neill, ward (obtained lately over happ, this is the drop for acuna in 10ish days unless i get lucky (unlucky whatever) on injuries)
util (2): otani (hitter only), tork (1B/3B)
BN ketel one (2B/OF, used shitty waiver dropping mcmahon today)
IR: india, acuna

SP: rodan the monster, sandoval, ranger, carrasco, lodolo (probably can turn into streamer here and probably would’ve had he not been quite good by that 3rd start, but did), ray, greene, gore
RP: staumont, barlow (TEX), rogers (SD), kimbrel
IR: giles, degrom (3 drafts at same time, paid like 120th, made me sick), snell

is ketel one my drop here for india or could be short term ward i guess. could be JT too.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
2 months ago

on degrom the site noises of next up, up now i got confused it was even on me, by time i got back i had 4 seconds, couldn’t pick somebody else in time. lesson learned on ALWAYS readjust rankings just before the draft (even your own), he had just been like less than a day earlier ruled out for months etc. had it not been for exactly 3 (or more, yikes) drafts at same time that never would’ve happened. would’ve been fine paying like 180th.

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
2 months ago

I have Devers @ 3B and Machado @ CI. Was offered Freeman for Machado by Pad fan. Which side? It’s a standard roto redraft league.

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

After Machado mashes in CIN ?

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  The Perfect Game
2 months ago

he’s not going to care even if say machado hits 5 HR’s in one series, assuming freeman stays healthy during this period

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

I now own Osuna (OK butjust a bench bat — I own Suzuki, Robert, O’neil). 12 team H2H (redraft).

You are quite bull-ish on Grisham (and think Baz has 2022 potential). What I Pan to do is.
1) drop Ozuna for Baz (I have DL slot) tonight.
2) Thursday, Try claiming Trent (with the open slot). If I fail, try getting Ward.
3) And if Grisham & Ward both claimed, I have lost Ozuna. Try someone Fri.

Do you agree with this plan?

And what is hope for Baz? Jul/Aug in rotation?

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

One more note. Grisham waiver is not until Saturday, but I will still have 3 more moves (if I get Baz — minimal risk). So I’ll claim Ward on Thursday.
1) Is Ozuna -> Ward still a reasonable exchange? (even if Grisham fails).
2) I’ll need to determine the FAAB ($70 left) for Grisham. $10 a decent bid?

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

$1 is more my style ($0 is legal). I was trying )to calibrate (You seem to bid higher than I $would. I guess less risk if I already own Ward. $2-3 if I fail to get Ward. Thanks.

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Jeffe
Jeffe
2 months ago

Who do prefer out of Cronenworth or K Marte?

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Ty Stephenson or Ward for a util spot?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

I just read eloy jimenez had surgery to repair his torn hamstring today. I knew it was a significant injury but I did not hear about surgery before. Why does it feel like that 6-8 week timeline for a “strain” is going to turn into 10-12 or longer?

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  toolshed
2 months ago

6 weeks certainly seems short on surgery needed hamstring torn. but people have done it before. i’d believe anything in the 6-12 though

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
2 months ago

or longer too, we see those all the time. setbacks etc.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
2 months ago

Eloy doesn’t seem like a quick healer to me.

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
2 months ago

Roto redraft. Qs league. Which side across categories – Alcantara or Peralta?

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
Reply to  The Perfect Game
2 months ago

One more – would an offer of Peralta and Ryan Presley be fair for Walker Buehler? I may be over valuing WB, but don’t want to make a weak offer.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  The Perfect Game
2 months ago

without looking didn’t grey have peralta higher ranked than buehler anyway? even if that’s wrong they’re close enough to take or hold the peralta side

Joker
Joker
2 months ago

Great article!

I’m in a 12 team roto league and am lagging in both steals and saves. Current My RPs are Hendriks, Robles, Staumont, and Muñoz. My primary sources of steals are JT Realmuto, Jake Cronenworth, Chris Taylor, and Wander Franco. Would it be a bad idea to drop Muñoz for Jorge Mateo? Or should I ride Muñoz out and hope he gets a more prominent role in the Mariners’ bullpen (his Statcast looks great).

Thanks!

Joker
Joker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Got it, thank you!

Hammer
Hammer
2 months ago

Please rank the following

A) Joc, Swanson, nimmo need home runs and counting stats

B) Mateo or straw for speed/runs

Thanks

Hammer
Hammer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you kind sir

Nitro
Nitro
2 months ago

May be a silly question. I really need a catcher in a 12 team keeper league.
My S Kwan for M Stassi?

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

Better shot for long term saves:

Muñoz or Graveman?

Thanks

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

In a points league who has more value yelich, Vaughn or Hoskins? Thinking of trading Trevor Rogers for one of them after reading Coolwhips recent post

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Was hoping you would say Vaughn. Is it close? Is Rogers giving too much either way

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

got one more for ya. Hurting at Saves in another league too, but smaller rosters and not sure who, if anyone, I can drop.

Roster/ info:
12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Franco
OF: Gallo, Julio Rodriguez, Straw
UTL: Connor Joe, Yordan
BN: Torkelson, Vaughn, Schwindel
 
SP: L. Webb, Manoah, T. Rogers, P. Lopez, J. Ryan, Ober, Luzardo, Gore
RP: Hader, Bednar
(can only start 3 RP’s & currently have Luzardo in my 3rd “RP” slot)
 
IL: Teoscar, DeGrom, Trivino

Available RP’s who can get some saves:
Graveman
Sims
Pagan (Min)
Barnes

Thanks again

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you!

William Hung
William Hung
2 months ago

@Grey: Have you been following Pivetta this year? I heard his velo is down and saw people jumping on the u4.5 Ks against the Jays tonight. Thoughts on this?

In other news, I’m on o6.5 on Woodruff @ Pirates and Musgrove o5.5 Ks @ Reds

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

you like the overs i took today?

Earl
Earl
2 months ago

What are people’s thoughts about starting the Bassit Hound in St. Louis vs Cards?

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Batty calls for tonight, Points league -AB, – CS, H, 2B, 3B, HR, SB, BB
A) Kiner-Falefa vs. Lyles or Swanson vs. Stroman at SS
B) Keeper league only 1 C spot Kirk $5 hit or Haase $5 hit, drop any or hold both.

russowl
russowl
2 months ago

You prefer Ryan McMahon or Josh Donaldson?

Daze
Daze
2 months ago

Grey
1 – would you drop Kwan for Grossman or Naylor
2 – Would you drop Villar for Luis Urias (once he comes of IL), Wendle or Gimenez

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I do trust your judgement and advise as always
My thinking is Grossman is starting to get hot He can give HR’s & SB’s (although, so far he has none of either :)

Naylor could give HR’s and RBI’s
What does Kwan give besides average. plus in the last week before he got hurt he hasn’t done anything. Maybe the ride is coming to an end

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Pal
Have a good one

Scott
Scott
2 months ago

Got offered Taylor Ward for Jesus Sanchez. I already have Jazz and Soler. Too many marlins. Thoughts?

birrrdy
birrrdy
2 months ago

The Cards not calling up Nolan Gorman yesterday for that other schmoahawk was brutal, especially since I made Gorman a speculative add in my NL only 5×5 keeper league last week (where we have no bench).

So one guy has 8 HRs in the last 12 games and has got a 1.089 OPS, and the other just got his first homer on Sunday and is batting .298 with a .789 OPS… and the call-up.

I hope this is a short stint for the 25 year old to get a taste of the big leagues and then a quick hook to test out Gorman and see if he can stay hot at the highest level.

Is this wishfiul thinking Grey since Gorman is only 21 and they are going to keep babying him (or keep his service time down)?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Grey would you imagine he would have an everyday lineup spot when he comes up? Hard to believe they would call him up just to be in and out of the lineup

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Where is Gorman going to play? They have two DHs already (Dickerson, Pujols) and the rest of the infield is Goldy, Edman, Arenado and DeJong. I don’t see a place for him yet.

Last edited 2 months ago by Will
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  Will
2 months ago

pujols’ intent was to be lefty only side DH (and so far, as we saw previously, still can’t hit righties). c-dick is nothing more than a prosblock on a team that thinks it’ll make playoffs. dejong SHOULD (who knows if this happens though, STL gets stuck on ALL sorts for years having been overpaid after career year(s) that are far in the rearview before they cut bait) be playing for his MLB job as nobody would take on his contract if put to waivers before being minor’d. in theory if dejong is still doing this stuff that he’s been doing for more than 2 years now (unless preseason counts, and it don’t) shouldn’t be on roster in a month (or less).

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  Will
2 months ago

and while gorman can’t play SS, edman HAS in the past, could split edman/sosa at SS, gorman/edman at 2B etc. and gorman at least some of the time at DH. if we want to REALLY hope it’d be the damn same j.yepez the depthcharts showed in january also splitting DH with gorman against righties.

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  birrrdy
2 months ago

should go ask itch about donovan if you think he’s a schomhawk.

P_Swayz_On_A_Horse
P_Swayz_On_A_Horse
2 months ago

My Charlie Morton or Chris Bassitt for his Lourdes Gurriel Jr. ?

This is a keeper league. Morton would have to be kept in the 1st.

Bassitt and Gurriel Jr. would be kept in the 6th

Of course I wouldn’t have to keep any of them.

C: C. Varsho
1B: M. Olson
2B: J. Baez
3B: R. Devers
SS: M. Semien
OF: R. Arozarena
OF: A. Meadows
OF: I. Happ
Util:
Util:

Bench: B. Dalbec, E. Hosmer, T. Estrada, J. Pena, S. Kwan, Y. Grandal, D. Swanson

IL: M. Haniger, T. Hernandez, K. Lewis

N/A: Brenna Davis

SP: C. Morton, C. Bassitt, T. Mahle, T. Megill, T. Anderson, T. Rogers, C. Flexen, A. Houser, E. Rodriguez, G. Marquez

RP: M. Melancon, A. Colome, G. Whitlock. T. Rogers, J. Diekman

IL: L. Trivino, K. Giles, T. Walker

Thankss!

P_Swayz_On_A_Horse
P_Swayz_On_A_Horse
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Well, crap. Just saw that Lourdes is out of the line up today due to “hamstring soreness”. Hold?

P_Swayz_On_A_Horse
P_Swayz_On_A_Horse
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Decided it didn’t sound concerning, and pulled the trigger. He ended up pinch hitting, and then played 1b. Now I just need Teo and Mitchy Mitchy Mitchy activated.

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Need to cut a player. Would you cut gleybar torres, kwan or ranger suarez? 10 team roto, 5 OF format. W,qs,k,era,whip,s+h. R,hr,rbi,tb,obp,sb. Torres and kwan are reserves although i was starting kwan while pollock was out. Saurez is benched until I see improvement. Thanks

realquiz
realquiz
2 months ago

10-team keeper league.
Just looking for the best bat. I’m good on speed.
How would you rank these guys ROS with an eye towards next season…– Taylor Ward, Grisham, Benintendi, Mateo, Urshela

Danke.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Grey,

Camargo or Naylor
Camargo or Profar

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Trivino over McGee?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Elias Diaz is killing my average in my HTH league. Drop him for Heim or Collins?

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
2 months ago

Can I drop Kwan or A.Giménez for Nimmo? 12 man 5×5 OBP Keeper league.

Thanks pal!

Kari R
Kari R
2 months ago

I need some help sooner than later. I am in a CBS H2h Points league and still have time to move a pitcher from roster to bench. I have Shane McClanahan (Rays) starting against Twins at Tampa Bay against Chris Archer.
On my bench I have Logan Gilbert (Mariners) who has 2 starts this week. Game 1 today at Tampa Bay against M Wisler and second start at Miami against S.Alcantara (yikes). I tend to look at teams and see wins/losses vs home or away as well as players/pitchers how the play at home vs away.
My opponent has 10 pitchers on his active roster and most are top pitchers. Dang. McKenzie is about his only 2 start pitcher this week that isn’t so reliable.
Praise the Lord, I have Buehler 38 points. I need to win this match. McClanahan or Logan Gilbert (2 starts) this week? Help. H2h Points CBS
Thank you.

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Taylor Ward statcast page after 40 PA’s. The barrell rate, swstr% and oswing% are good too in the small sample which can mean good things even in a small sample.

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jcindaville
jcindaville
2 months ago

Is it time to drop Aldumberto Mondesi?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 months ago

I dunno, but that video kinda came across as racist to me.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Harley Earl
2 months ago

You might want to get a sense of humor.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Harley Earl
2 months ago

Also he just read in Spanish. You seem like you’re fun.

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 months ago

Would you drop Eduardo Rodriguez for Javier? Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Maybe I will see how ERod looks tonight and hope no one beats me to him.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Someone just grabbed. Too smart I guess.

Certs with Retsyn
Certs with Retsyn
2 months ago

ROS– TWard or Bohm ?
thanks

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
Reply to  Certs with Retsyn
2 months ago

Ha, had exactly the same question. thanks :)

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

I hope your pitching prediction magic continues. You have been so helpful. These questions relate to tomorrow.

1. I was going to start Houston Christian Javier at Texas. Agree?

2. I was going to starting Miami’s Pablo Lopez at Washington. Do you agree?

3. I was leaning to starting Oakland’s Blackburn on the road against SF. Thoughts?

Thank you so very much!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Sounds like great advice!!

Michael Lorenzen of the Angels is now a available. His next start is on the road against CWS. Is he just a streamer? Should I try and pick him up?

Thanks!

Will
Will
2 months ago

Thought you had until 6:35PM EST today to make your roster moves in your daily transaciton league? Think again, the WSox just moved the game up by 5 hours to 2:10PM EST, e.g. right now. Daily transaction ppl fooked.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

What I get for thinking today was Wednesday up until now. I’m smart like that.

AUFan03
AUFan03
2 months ago

Thanks for your hard work, you have helped me win my league a few times! Trade question in a H2H standard dynasty league for you. I got offered Austin Riley and Nate Lowe for my Jazz Chisolm, Brett Baty, and Brady House. What do you think about this? I am a big Jazz fan, but I could use the 3b help too. (Story would be my 2b if I traded). Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Do you like Mitch Keller vs Milwaukee at home today?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 months ago

Great work Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league…

Gleyber Torres (ss) or Hoerner or Mateo or Falafel or Wendle or hold?

I have Gleyber but is getting pretty frustrating

Thanks again

KarlJ
KarlJ
2 months ago

Need a CI. There is a team in my league that has Josh Bell, Muncy and Votto on his bench. Was thinking of offering Syndergaard for one of them. What do you think?

KarlJ
KarlJ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

If I can get Rizzo, would you prefer Rizzo over Bell?

The discarded head of Ted Williams
The discarded head of Ted Williams
2 months ago

Hello. Super deep league. Most of your buys always taken.

Someone dropped CJ Abrams. Worth dropping b rodgers for? Should I be hanging on to BR or is he droppable?

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 months ago

Whats up black & white. Long time.

Every Monday morning before lineup locks I have to decide, Ohtani the hitter or Ohtani the pitcher? My hitting is currently 1st and stacked, pitching is middle of the pack due to some struggles from Mahle, Woodruff, and Suarez.

What would you do? Ohtani hit or Ohtani pitch? Or strictly always matchup dependent?

(my hitter replacements are Nimmo or Hays).

Dude
Dude
2 months ago

Schwindel or Christian Walker ROS? Will Rivas’ 3H, HR, 5RBI be something to watch? Is Beer ever to to be 1B eligible and hit like he can? I need DPT so 1B seems to be the most logical place to start. The best 2B available won’t provide any other stats.

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Is Walker a better play than Cronenworth? I flipped Luzado for Merrifield after his first start. I can get Cronenworth for Merrifield. I would be dropping Josh Lowe for Walker. Or I can get Laureano and drop Lowe and trade Merrifield for Cronenworth. Or hold?

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Different things how?Merrifield is what? 15/25
Cronenworth is what? 20/10
Laureano is what? 20/15
Walker is what? 19/1
Lowe is?
If you had to pick 2 of the 4 guys?

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ok lol ????? Thanks

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Dude
2 months ago

Keep what it’s worth or whatever.

Dude
Dude
Reply to  captain obvious
2 months ago

What?

ellis
ellis
2 months ago

Would you drop renfroe for nimmo or ward, or hold?

ellis
ellis
Reply to  ellis
2 months ago

or profar?

ellis
ellis
Reply to  ellis
2 months ago

let’s try this again: Would you drop renfroe for nimmo ward or profar, or hold?

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks

Hamporter
Hamporter
2 months ago

12 team 5×5 h2h category league. I picked up N. Lowe to counter balance the lack of average in Ketel, Witt, and Mondesi and he has done a solid job with that and adding counting stats. However, dropping him for Nimmo would be the proper move for the ROS correct? Thanks for the advice!

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN points,

Would you trade Megill for Rendon or Hoskins
If so, please rank

Thanks

Gary C
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Just got offered Muncey for Megill, thoughts?

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

Sixto Sanchez going to play this year? Is that shoulder a big concern? I have limited space in a dynasty league but afraid to drop him

prestige
prestige
2 months ago

Can you rank these starts for tonight? SON hates them all..

Keuchel home vs Royals
Stroman at Braves
Lynch at White Sox
Paddack home vs Tigers

Thanks!

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
2 months ago

Probably gotta drop Abrams at this point, huh… wish he was playing more.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
2 months ago

Seeing a lot of Nimmo love lately. You had him ranked 377 in preseason and now are suggesting him over guys like Haniger who you had ranked 120. Did Nimmo jump up to that 120-150 overall range in your mind?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
2 months ago

Ward’s two dingers in his first day on my squad!? And I got one from Nimmo!? Why did I draft Eloy again? Oh yeah, Gomez, Machismo.

Primetime
Primetime
2 months ago

10 team keeper OBP

Drop Carlson, wisdom, Bohm, kelenic for Ward Grinchuk Choi?

varsho
Tork
Albies
Mondesi
Lindor
Bellinger
Walsh
JD Mart
Wisdom – u

IL – Luis urias
Tatis
Jimenez

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
2 months ago

Yo Grey, shallow 10-team 5×5 mixed league, can you please rank top 2 or 3 for me for short term value? Not looking for any specific category, just best bats moving forward: Profar, T Ward, Grisham, Dansby, Brantley

Thanks Grey!

Fleeced
Fleeced
2 months ago

Hi Grey, would you trader Ohtani the batter for Albies in a redraft?

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
2 months ago

Grey, trade question in a H2H points league. What side do you prefer: Kimbrel or Clase/Meadows? I’d be getting the Clase/Meadows side

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Also, would you do Manaea/Clevinger for Woodruff? I’d be getting Woody side

Omar
Omar
2 months ago

6×5 – standard + OPS – weekly H2H. Punting saves and going with volume. Can I compete on a weekly basis with the following SP, long relievers:

Webb, McClanahan, Kopech, Mahle, Gilbert, Sandoval, Cobb, Luzardo, Ranger, Nestor, Christian Javier, Merrill, Whitlock, (Baz).

That should be enough to ensure K’s at the least. Most of the other teams roster 7-8 SPs and 3-4 closer/RPs. This allows me to have a stacked lineup, and there are more hitting cats. Do I need a true ace with that type of volume?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Grey,

Would you trade Sandy Alcantara ($11) for Miles Mikolas ($11) and either a ’22 2nd or a 4th round pick

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I get confused when you say sandy side? Does that mean the one getting Sandy wins the deal or me trading Sandy wins the deal?