Usually I take Saturday pretty light. Wash my hair, get a pedicure, the normal things, but holy schnikes?! Corbin Burnes did what? Mr. Burnes made a vest out of Cleveland. That’s what he did. On Saturday, Burnes went 8 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 1 walk, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.25, and Josh Hader (1 IP, 0 ER) finished the no-hitter. Can a guy win the Cy Young off of one start? We have a tool for the best starts of the year, and are you surprised to see Burnes in the top four? (Side note, interesting to see Triston McKenzie up there in the top 10. Side side note, lots of early in the year starts before they checked for Spider Tack. Side side side note, it was also before pitchers were exhausted. Side side side side, look at all those no-hitters.) As far as FIP is concerned, Corbin Burnes is having the best season since 2000. It’s not even close. It’s truly remarkable and if we talk about it from now until next March, we will not have talked about it enough. His 1.50 FIP is the best pitching season for a starter since 2000. The 2nd best is 2014 Clayton Kershaw with 1.81 FIP, and there’s only three starters below a 2.00 FIP. Of those, Corbin Burnes has the best K/9, and the 9th best K/9 since 2000. There’s no starter with a 12+ K/9 with a sub-2 FIP. His K/9 and BB/9 are 12.4 and 1.7 BB/9. Those Burnes numbers are legitimately some of the best I’ve ever seen. Let’s do a thought experiment: With deGrom injured-slash-saying-he’s-not-injured, there’s a table for one at the top of starters for 2022, does Corbin Burnes sneak into the number one slot for top starters for 2022 fantasy baseball? Even if deGrom’s healthy, I’m not sure he’s above Burnes for 2022 starters. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Rowdy Tellez – Hit the IL with a patella strain. He hurt his knee “moving upright on his legs.”

Eric Lauer – 5 1/3 IP, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.10. Okay, a few things here. A) The Guardians do absolutely suck. B) Guardians can suck and Lauer (and Burnes) can be good. C) There’s no C.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 26th and 27th homer, and three homers in the last four games. Solid season from Garcia overall. Avisail hasn’t had this much play since he tagged along as a third wheel to the movies with Prince Fielder and his wife.

Kolten Wong – 3-for-5, and his 12th and 13th homer. Wong went long gone dong dong . Alliteration in lieu of wit!

Zach Plesac – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.45. Cleveland’s been no-hit three times this year for the first time in history, and all three times Plesac was the opposing pitcher. So, if Plesac didn’t pitch this year, Cleveland’s hitting would’ve been solid.

Aaron Civale – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.76. Member when he was activated last week and I said another site was telling you that Civale is a must-start, and I was like, “Um, what?” Hope you listened to “Um, what?”

Elieser Hernandez – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.14.  Streamonator loves Elieser’s next start, but at this point everyone comes with risk due to innings. Elieser should be able to throw more innings than most, so he’s not as bad as some other arms.

Jesus Sanchez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and his 3rd homer in the last three games. Love him for keepers-slash-dynasty-slash-axl, but for this year –> hot schmotato alert!

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in his last two starts. The “starts” there is key because he hasn’t started in four games.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.50, as he was activated from the IL. When a workhorse like Lynn only throws 70 pitches for an “old school manager” like Lol Russa, we’re gonna see all four-inning starters in the playoffs or no?

Dylan Cease – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.22. Can the White Sox just go to the KBO, sign Dan Straily and let him pitch the remaining 18 games for them? Is that legal? Imagine something like that? “To save all their arms for the playoffs,” ESPN reports, “The White Sox have signed Manny Ramirez, the ex-Red Sox great, to pitch.” I would totally do that once I clinched.

Connor Seabold – 3 IP, 2 ER, as he was called up. Seabold is a rookie pitcher for the Red Sox or a character from a Herman Wouk novel. Wait, is Tanner Houck really Herman Wouk? *thinks for three hours* No, I don’t think he is. Seabold was acquired in the Workman trade, which really highlights how goofy it is trading a rookie arm for a reliever rental. Oh, and that was in 2020, which was a goofy season. Not that there’s much with Seabold — he didn’t even make Itch’s preseason top 10 Red Sox fantasy prospects. Seabold looks like a 7-ish K/9, low-3 BB/9, which makes me Sea-bleh.

Garrett Whitlock – 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.92. This is silly to say, but Whitlock doesn’t seem to excel in high-pressure situations. Though, same could be said of Hansel Robles, Adam Ottavino or anyone the Red Sox have tried in the last month-plus at closer.

Wander Franco – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring. *screaming at my hamstring* Do you know Wander’s hamstring?! Tell it to heal faster! *thinks for a moment, then* Make sure you spell heal so it doesn’t think I’m talking about his foot.

Nick Anderson – Was activated from the IL. He’s been out with a partially torn UCL, so I would keep an IL spot warm for him. Maybe put some hot cocoa in the IL slot? Something like that.

Brett Phillips – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (11) and legs (14). Saw Phillips on waivers for a batty call, and a lightbulb flashed above my head to go with Randal Grichuk. Stupid light bulb!

Jeimer Candelario – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer. Without any actual information to back this up, I’m gonna say this was Jeimer’s most exciting game in his career.

Casey Mize – 2 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.65. Manny Ramirez could’ve done that!

Jarred Kelenic – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. No idea where he’s going next year in drafts, but I’m betting it will be way too late and I’m gonna be in on him.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .293. Absolutely has been way better than I expected. Do you smell a “but?” Yeah, because I’m gonna fart out some nonsense. On the Player Rater, Tucker is around a top 30 guy, but doesn’t it feel like this year top hitters and pitchers haven’t been that great? The ceiling feels lower all around.

Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. I understand feeling like you can’t trust Mondesi to stay on the field, but, while he’s healthy, it makes zero sense to bat him sixth. You have him now; use him properly.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer. In an auction, I won the actual feather Yankee Doodle Dandy put in his cap. It’s my prized possession and I call it macaroni. C’mon, I’ll show you, I haphazardly put it by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

J.A. Happ – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.00. Streamonator sees Happ’s next start and laughs derisively.

Garrett Hampson – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer. The most remarkable part of this is Bud Black didn’t replace him after his first homer.

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.98. Streamonator came through big time on that start, and it loves his next start too. Pushing our luck for the no whammy!

Lane Thomas – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. What’s kinda funny is the only thing Thomas has going for him is he’s an “ex-Cards player.”

Luis Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games. Like Garcia in the big picture, but to misquote Michelangelo, there’s no time for the big picture. Garcia could be a hot schmotato though.

Chris Paddack – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.07. In my heart of hearts, which is a small heart I have inside my other heart, I believe there’s been more 4 2/3 IP games this year than any other year in history. You can’t tell me different.

Jake Cronenworth – Fractured his ring finger. Ah, same. After I got married, I put my wedding ring on, then put my ring finger in a car door frame and slammed the car door on my finger repeatedly. Padres are saying Cronenworth can be back in ten days and I say, “Why lie?”

Blake Snell – Left his start with adductor tightness. So, he’s a mollusk now? That might put a damper on him for this year, but check out Coolwhip’s latest Blake Snell 2022 fantasy.

Max Scherzer – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.17, as he notched his 3,000th strikeout the same game where he threw an immaculate inning (2nd). He’s the 2nd fastest to 3,000 strikeouts, only lagging Randy Johnson — (404 career games vs. 362). Elias Sports Bureau added Scherzer is the 1st starter to do it while wearing one different colored contact. Scherzer is a top ten starter of all-time or no? And, if no, why are you saying the wrong thing?

Mookie Betts – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer. Mookie Best!

Justin Turner – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .273. He’s hitting over hundred points higher than the platoon player, Cody Bellinger. Haha, kill me.

Francisco Lindor – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 15th, 16th and 17th homer. Big night, but it’s hard to ignore how awful he’s been this year. Before last night’s game, he was valued at $2.3 on the Player Rater. Pablo Lopez was valued at almost twice that ($4.3) and hasn’t pitched since July 11th. Gleyber Torres, who also homered last night, his 7th, was at -$2.5. So, in a preseason draft, if you got Lindor and Gleyber for free, then that was a push on value (prior to last night).

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer. There was some drama in the Yankees-Mets game yesterday. Mets players accused the Yankees of whistling on Saturday, tipping off the batter of a Taijuan Walker pitch. Then Lindor homered on Sunday, and whistled mockingly at Yankees players as he rounded the bases. Finally, Giancarlo homered, and said something to Lindor as he rounded the bases and the benches emptied. This brings me to my concern, if I ever see Giancarlo in person, does this mean I can’t whistle at him? Will he take offense?

Ian Happ – 2-for-5 and his 22nd homer. Since the trading deadline, it feel like he’s approaching 40 homers, right? Yeah, it’s too bad he had three months before the deadline when he hit .169, .133 and .132 and two months with one homer each month.

Cole Irvin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.04. Cole was a diamond, and fellow MediOAKer starter, James Kapreilian (3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.02) was coal. Check the Streamonator for both going forward. “Smart, concise advice without a lot of the fuss,” said the NY Times never about Razzball.

Taylor Hearn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.99. In North Jersey, they call this guy, “Pork Roll.” Streamonator‘s not going to like his next start, or maybe any of his starts. They are dangerous, but I grabbed Pork Roll in one deeper mixed league and am starting him until further notice. At least he’s throwing 5+ innings!

Ryan Mountcastle – 2-for-5 and his 28th homer. BBC’s own, Mountcastle, now live from Whitechapel as he jacks and/or rips homers.

Anthony Santander – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer, and 3rd homer in four games. Saw recently that he was just barely above 50% rostered in leagues, and he should be near 95%.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.87. With the Jays up by a 100, Matz took sailing out to the W on the Ivictory Coast to the extreme.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-3, 5 runs, 7 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer, hitting .283. Many of you watch Hard Knocks on HBO? I’ve mentioned in the past it’s my only knowledge of football — If you have fantasy football questions, click that link to summon the Donkey — and this season of Hard Knocks was the worst I’ve seen in a decade. Cool drone shot, everything else is like, “Is no one going to address Jerry Jones is clueless and everyone is just yes’ing him?” Any hoo! The Cowboys and their fans do this thing where they’re like “We’re gonna eat” and they mime eating. That’s the Jays’ offense. They’re gonna eat. Teoscar Hernandez (2-for-3, 4 runs, 5 RBIs, 27th homer) was eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. Is Vlad Jr. gonna eat? Oh, you know Cake Batter’s gonna eat (1-for-3, 3 runs, 44th homer). Ironically, even Lamb was eating (1-for-5, 2 runs, and his 7th homer).

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Life of Brian
Life of Brian
10 months ago

Redraft H2H mixed standard 5X5. Daily lineups; up to 6 adds/wk.

C-Grandal(1B)
1B-Alonso, Cron (3 @ ATL, 3 @ WAS)
2B-Muncy(1B,3B)
3B-Dalbec(1B) (3 @ SEA, 3 vs. BAL)
SS-Swanson (3 vs. COL, 3 @ SF), B. Crawford (4 vs. SD, 3 vs. ATL)
OF (3)-Teoscar, Grossman (2 vs. MIL, 4 @ TB), Gallo (1 vs. MIN, 3 @ BAL, 3 vs. CLE), Av. Garcia (2 @ DET, 3 vs. CHC), Buxton (1 @ NYY, 2 vs. CLE, 3 @ TOR)
Util (2), BN (2 for hitters)

Playoffs starting today. This lineup was really strong last week; today I dropped Wisdom for Dalbec. Should I exchange any of the above for:
OF Soler (3 vs. COL, 3 @ SF), 1B/OF L. Wade (4 vs. SD, 3 vs. ATL), 1B/3B Candelario (2 vs. MIL, 4 @ TB), 1B/3B Sano (1 @ NYY, 2 vs. CLE, 3 @ TOR)?

VinWins
VinWins
10 months ago

Wow. Sosa just made such a wild throw it hit the 1B ump on the side of his head. Stayed in the game, though.

eballs
eballs
10 months ago

Here’s a snapshot of the big time players on my team.I get to keep 4 for the next 2 years. Which 4 are you thinking? Lou Bob and Harper are locks but I’m unsure of the other two. (Points league)

Lou Bob
Harper
Ketel Marte
Jorge Polanco
Story
Gausman

eballs
eballs
Reply to  eballs
10 months ago

Forgot to add Devers lmao he’s obviously a lock as well

Matt
Matt
10 months ago

On the playoff bubble and need to win big this week. Got 1-2 moves to work with for fixing OF gaps

Just for this week, can you rank: Hays, Benintendi, Santander, Canha, Solak, Conforto, Mancini, Taveras.

Overall production , tiebreakers to speed/avg. thanks!

Coolwhip
10 months ago

a mollusk… HAHAHA

Cohen
Cohen
10 months ago

Need a win and help with era and whip
Houser home vs Cubs or
Pivetta home vs Orioles or neither

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
10 months ago

You like Hayes at $10 going forward to next year or Moncada at $20?

Schwarber at $1 or Kelenic at $10?

Sixto or Strasburg or Clevinger..all at $10?

Thanks!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Twelve team roto.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Sorry. Eight keepers allowed. Thanks.

herschel
herschel
10 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. who do you like this week? Need ratio help most.

castillo vs lad
ynoa vs col

SON is leaning towards ynoa. Thanks!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
10 months ago

Roofies!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Will be sleeping with fishes after this clunker

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

At least he still in there… softening the damage.
Been so hard to finish strong with pitching this year.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

It was Polanco’s fault.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
10 months ago

castillo dieggo or devin williams?

Eddie
Eddie
10 months ago

Master Lothario

In the semifinals… Looking to see how you think i should adjust roster
this is the current squad
its a keeper league so you keep 5. my original 5 were freeman story arozearean ticker and chapman but looks like i will have a new 5 by the end of the year.WOuld you activate civale and drop donalaldson. or keep the extra hitter on the bench cuz buxton and happ have been sizzling. or drop buxton and civale and donaldson and add another reliever? sorry for long rant thanksman
C- Navarez
1B- Freeman
2b- India
3b_ Donaldson
SS- Story
IF- Olson
OF-Reyes
OF-Ticker
OF-Arozearena
Util-Ohtani
Util-Polanco
BN- Happ
IL- Buxton

Sp-Gausman
Sp-Sonny gray
Rp-Trivino
Rp-Colome
p-Scottt Barlow
P-BEdnar
P-Kennedy
P- Alcantara
Bn-Snell
Stroman
Eovaldi
Marquez
BAuer
IL-BAssit
Il-P lopez
Il Civale

P-

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  Eddie
10 months ago

or maybe drop one of those hitters and add your boy leody taveras

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

thanks master

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Don’t look now but Buxton just hit another HR today, making it 4 HRs in his past 7 games. 3rd straight multihit game, too.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

And he sucks me in every single year to keep him as one of the 8 keepers we’re allowed.

BUT WHAT IF THIS YEAR IS THE YEAR HE STAYS HEALTHY??????

Me, every offseason.

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
10 months ago

Hi Grey,

I am starting Yu and Gill. Do you agree?

Are you recommending picking up Hearn in a yahoo points league and then just starting him? Would you then waive Gil, the Mets Walker, or Luis Patino?

Thanks

Martin

ray
ray
10 months ago

Thanks, Grey.
I am very tempted to plug Ynoa in place of Castillo…..I have 2-3 start advantage in H2H this week, so am most worried about preserving ratios and avoiding blowups. castillo also less likely to get win going up against Buehler

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
10 months ago

In a 12 teamer, drop Ryu for McClanahan, J. Suarez or Megill?

Thanks in advance.

Cable
Cable
10 months ago

h/h points 12 team redraft lineups lock 2:05 today

do I get Giolito into weekly …..still on IL

other choices…McKenzie,Morton,Castillio, F Peralta

ray
ray
10 months ago

Megill vs Stl or Ynoa vs Col?

Down The Stretch
Down The Stretch
10 months ago

Wisdom has been pretty cold. Drop him for Miggy? I dont care about HRs, just need rbi’s and runs.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
10 months ago

12 team, redraft, saves only.

Drop Nick Anderson for J. Barlow, Wendelken?

Thanks in advance.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
10 months ago

Happy National Peanut Day!

got 2 quick questions for ya with playoffs kicking off for me:

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league (Current roster below):

C: Kirk
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: Nicky Lopez
OF: Franmil Reyes, Adolis, Springer
UTL: Jazz
BN: Wisdom, Rodgers
SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Means, Sonny Gray, Urquidy, Ynoa, Megill
RP: Chapman, Kennedy, N. Anderson, Finnegan

IL: W. Franco, Clippard, McClanahan

1.) Would you drop anyone for Dalbac (thinking possibly Wisdom or Rodgers)?

2.) would you drop anyone for Logan Gilber’s start today (v. BOS) and/or Gonsolin’s start tomorrow (v. ARI)?

Thanks as always

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
10 months ago

H2H. I agree with others; SPs pitching decently are still often leaving after 4 innings — or suddenly weakening in the 5th. So they’re starts have minimal/negtive value ,

Middle relievers (other than McHugh) are almost always available in my leagues. who else, other than McHugh, are relevent (decent ratios; enough innings to be meaningful; and an occasional Win)?

Chris
Chris
10 months ago

10 team H2H points league

Is L. Gil worth a start vs Minn (J. Gant)?

Sam Jacobs
Sam Jacobs
10 months ago

Grey, my first start/sit question of the year for my h2h weekly finals. Who would roll out here in a QS league?

Erod @SEA and vs. BAL
Anderson vs. COL
Castillo vs. LAD
Joe Ryan vs. CLE (I think he starts one of those)

The EROD matchups are so juicy on paper but we all know he’s a landmine

Thanks for a great season

NUX
NUX
10 months ago

Can I score a Jose Suarez take? Just grabbed him in a deeper dynasty for free. Idea being, I’m just gonna ride out the rest of Sept and see how his next few starts go. He’ll still be Minors eligible for my league if he doesn’t hit 200 Career IPs (he has 166 at the moment). So could be a decent trade candidate over the winter. Going to ask our guy Itch the same question in a min.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  NUX
10 months ago

?_?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  NUX
10 months ago

Was trying to be cool and use a funky emoticon, but looks like I’m in over my skis on that

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Right on, thank you kindly

Gary C
10 months ago

ESPN points, this week only

Need 2, which one to sit:

Tyler O’Neill @NYM (3), vs SD (3) Pitching matchups: Hill, Stroman, Megill, Snell, Darvish, Arrieta
Happ @Phil (3), @Milw (3) Pitching matchups: Gibson, Suarez, TBD, Houser, Burnes, Lauer
Hays vs NYY (3), @ Bost (3) Pitching matchups: Cole, Cortes, JoMo, Pivetta, EdRod, Eovaldi

Gary C
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks, it does look like hays has tough pitching matchups

eballs
eballs
10 months ago

Would you start Espino today vs MIA? (Points league)

david
david
10 months ago

Hi Grey
The NFBC Mon-Thu projections are missing everyone not playing today.
Could you ping Rudy please.
Many Thanks.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  david
10 months ago

Nice catch,I couldn’t figure out WTF was going on.I didn’t figure out that it was just the guys playing today.Have an online fist bump.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

No complaint’s here,I was just adding moral support for the guy.He was the one guy smart enough to ask instead of scratching of their head.

ray
ray
10 months ago

You sitting Castillo against LAD under any circumstances?
Looks like string bean Triston has two this week @NYY, @MIN…I’m all over that, though match ups tough

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

You’re sitting him? He has been so good…
Other options are Patino vs Det, Gray vs COL, Megill vs Stl, Ynoa vs Col, or Kikuchi @KC

I would say either Ynoa or Megill if not McKenzie

ray
ray
10 months ago

Grey,
Thoughts on Paolo Espino (vs MIA, COL) this week?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

I don’t have to, mercifully lol

Ynoa vs Col, Lauer vs CHC, Megill vs St. Louis.
Start one.

toolshed
toolshed
10 months ago

I drafted Lynn this year in a qs league as my first pitcher. I thought he was a lock for 200 innings. It seemed Ike he went 7 innings in all of his starts over the previous 2 years. He has been good but wtf. He only has 13 qs. He’s been pulled so many times early by larussa. No wonder I am last in that stat.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Agreed, but look at that body. They don’t build them like that anymore. He was meant to be a workhorse

dude
dude
10 months ago

Are you buying into Dalbec and the improvements he’s made? I was thinking he was just a place holder for Casas, but wondering if it’s real. In a keeper league and trying to decide who to put more stock in?

stevie
stevie
10 months ago

Thanks for all the advice; we’re the 1-seed and I’m sitting this bye week out. For the next few weeks, who do you like for saves for the bad teams? Right now I have Bednar, but other options are Joe Barlow, J.B. Wendleken, Chris Stratton, or anyone on the Orioles.

Prettay, Prettay, Prettaaaay... Prettay Good
Prettay, Prettay, Prettaaaay... Prettay Good
10 months ago

Grey,

This has been the craziest year ever in that I’m going to ask the following question:

I’m in a semi-final matchup in H2H 5×5 categories.

Would you start Lamont Wade Jr (facing SD and CHC) or Lorenzo Cain (CHC and DET)?

I can’t believe I’m sweating out an LWJ question in a year in which I am competitive. And my team has Brandon Crawford on it as well. Giants middling veteran stack baby!

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
10 months ago

Grey, who are your top 3 out of this group for a shot at a QS:

Disco (vs SD)
Cortes (@ BAL)
Vlad Gutierrez (@ PIT)
Senzatela (@ ATL)
Carlos Hernandez (vs OAK)

phennore
phennore
10 months ago

Is it time to drop Wisdom? 3-29 over the past two weeks. Or should I drop Edmundo Sosa or Nicky Lopez? I need speed. Thanks,

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
10 months ago

Funny you should mention Hard Knocks. I watched the first episode. Ok. I feel asleep 15 mins into the second episode and never came back. Only two things stuck with me- that RB for Dallas doesn’t know how to wrap a gift, and he likes to make fun of sideline personnel. Rich athletes. Off to summon the donkey now…

Ellis Burks
Ellis Burks
10 months ago

Grey,

Really enjoyed your stuff this year was my first full year tuning in and I missed the fantasy playoffs by .001 (only 4 out of 12 get in). Better than my usual finish which is near the bottom. Subscribing here definitely helped improve my odds of winning and enjoyed all the knowledge and wit from everyone on here.

Now that I’m out need to change over and focus on keepers here are my top few players I’m considering I can keep 4. These players will all be late round keepers – Y Alvarez is probably around round 16, all others after round 20.

Normally I stay away from keeping pitchers but I like Webb a lot.

Would you give me your top 4 or 5 from this list to keep?

V. Brujan
Logan Webb
Jesus Sanchez
Casey Mize
J India
Y Alvarez
C Mullins
Yabba Dabba Bad Doo Doo

Thank you a ton!!

Ellis

Skrimmer
Skrimmer
10 months ago

Do I finally sit my first round pick Bellinger and start Hosmer?

cable
cable
10 months ago

if Imay……..is this the same Adalberto Mondesi thats 1/20 in last 7 games ?

ryanoger
ryanoger
10 months ago

Ke’Bryan Hayes or Donaldson?

thanks man

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  ryanoger
10 months ago

Franmil or Santander?

ray
ray
10 months ago

Start one….
Brantley ([email protected], 3vs AZ), Kirk (3vs TB, 3vs MN), De la Cruz ([email protected], 3vs Pit)

ray
ray
10 months ago

Grey, sit one…..
Mcmahon [email protected], [email protected], Rodgers (Same), Miguel Rojas ([email protected], 3vs Pit)

Thanks

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
10 months ago

I guess you can add Brad Miller (3vs CHC, [email protected]) and say sit two

luvdarooks
10 months ago

Need QS ERA & K’s in that order T Rogers vs Wash or Urquidy vs texas ?

Bish
Bish
10 months ago

Grey,

need to finish strong in my points league.
1) Baez or Muncy at 2B?
2) Lowe, Happ, or Buxton in the OF?

DonnieB
DonnieB
10 months ago

Where is Lourdes going to be ranked next year? He hopefully plays everyday.

In a keeper league I just added Cody for $10 from the free agent pool. Unless he is a total drugged out mental case, he has to be a good bet to rebound next year. Right? League dips a $300 cap.

Thanks,my friend. Sorry the league is winding down.

luvdarooks
10 months ago

YAZ or Vaughn this coming week starting today?
NEED RBI HR 2b/3b OBP

Cable
Cable
10 months ago

Buy Land…cause God ain’t making anymore of it

have Narvaez at catcher (5 game week) will be lucky to get 4 games from him but probably get 3 games

FA’s
Haase
C Kelly
E Diaz
L Lorrens
d’Arnaud
A Kirk

anyone worth a pickup here ?

Cable
Cable
10 months ago

“If you can quote the rules, then you can obey them.”

Championship week…..need 1 Double start but pickings are slim…..HELP !!!!!!!!

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

I picked up Espino

Tom Emanski
Tom Emanski
Reply to  Cable
10 months ago

Are we sure they’re not 6-man rotation? I think they were last week. I freaking hate September fantasy

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
10 months ago

Drop Willson for Kirk? It’s the stretch run and my offense needs a shot in the arm, not unlike the USA.

Tom
Tom
10 months ago

Grey, I really wish you put the sell tag on Lindor about 3 months ago the guy has had his best run since you put the sell on him.

bigbear
bigbear
10 months ago

Streaming is tough these days. In addition to the normal trash we now have to guess who’s going 5. Does it make sense to grab middles instead of starters? I grabbed McHugh the other day because he’s a muffler now Cash is saying he’ll be an opener….

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
10 months ago

Great weekend catch-up. I love it even more since most are talking football, yet here we are. Let’s do it.

Which of the following pitchers do you like ROS and in 2022. I’ll put them how I would rank them and they’re all lowly ranked overall, so if you don’t like them that’s an option too. Just looking for guys you think can and will take the next step next season. Even if it’s long relief, just looking for effective and efficient innings. Wins don’t mean anything here.

E. Hernandez
Rasmussen
Houser
Miley
Gomber
Ober

Do like any of these to level up and become relevant in 12 teamers or even an SP5? I feel they all have certain skills, but lack the one or two things to elevate them. That said, the top 3 especially come from organizations that can fix any problems.

Gary C
10 months ago

ESPN Points, this week only
Please rank:

Sonny Gray vs LAD
Gallen @ LAD, @ Hous (2 starts but tough matchups)
Cortes @ Balt
Ryan vs Cleve
Means vs NYY
Elieser vs Pit
Reynaldo Lopez ys LAA

Please rank top 4

Thanks

Skrimmer
Skrimmer
10 months ago

A long overdue question but with the final round of the playoffs starting today in my league, is it finally time to bench Bellinger and start Hosmer instead? I recognize that he should have benched forever ago, but due to salary and bench cap I could not but now I can. Do I run with Bellinger and hope he remembers how to hit or just put Hosmer in there and hope he remembers how to hit? Thanks

CAbby
CAbby
10 months ago

Hey Grey,

A few quick lineup questions.

Should I stick with Villar this week over Tim Anderson(returning from injury on Tuesday). Villar has been pretty hot lately.

Also, Rich Hill this week against Stl and Phi or Toussaint vs Col and @ SF?

Thanks

Yes
Yes
10 months ago

Oh! My mother is spitting in her grave, i can hear her now. She’s saying “Those mooks in south jersey, asked me where i could find a pork roll. Heavens! They want bread made out of meat?” Give me Taylor Ham egg and cheese or give me death.

galica123
galica123
10 months ago

Grey!!!

Marvelous!!!

a. Two words

1. Seth Beer
2. Kolten Wong

b. Next Tiger to join Castellanos in HR glory away from Detroit…….Jeimer!

c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for September 13, 2021

‘I’ll see my lawyer about this as soon as he graduates from law school!’

Duck Soup

Cheers,
Ante