Just yesterday, Prospect Itch featured Corbin Carroll as the number one prospect to stash, and now he’s called up. Maybe Itch can make things happen with his words, which is why I’m worried when he talks about locking me in the trunk of a car and driving me into the desert. Also, driving into the desert is Corbin Carroll! Hashtag nailed it! He’s not looking for holes though, and he’s got no holes in his swing. He was also number one on Itch’s Top 25 for Dynasty Leagues. I don’t know if Gunnar Henderson is called up this year, my guess is no, but I wasn’t sure on Corbin Carroll either. I did give you a buy on him about six weeks ago, where I said, “Corbin Carroll has to be on the short list of 2023 ROY candidates if he stays down. Yeah, yeah, keyword: Short. Hardy har har! You tall guys think you’re so cool! ‘Hey, look at me, I can get cereal down without standing on a chair!’ Aren’t you fantastic?! Sounding like an alien who is just discovering old HBO shows, Corbin Carroll is under six feet. Much like Mookie Betts with both power, speed and average. He is the total package like Paul Orndorff.” And that’s me quoting me! I grabbed him in my shallowest league, and I would grab him in any league. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:
Stone Garrett – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. It’s Stone fruit season and that can only mean one thing! Grey’s making plum tarts and rocking Stone Garrett in only his NL-Only leagues.
Yoan Moncada – Hit the IL with hamstring strain. He said in the preseason he wanted to steal 30 bags this year. How close did he get? Hmm…he didn’t attempt one steal, so only 30 short. That’s not bad.
Dylan Cease – 8 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.27. Cease deserves a better offense, getting him wins. Okay, no, he doesn’t. I don’t know what he deserves. But me, as a Cease owner, I deserve wins! I know what I deserve and it’s wins!
Rich Hill – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.32. For one last night, Dick Mountain strapped on what made Dick Mountain into Dick Mountain. *Cancel Police knock my door off its hinges* What?! I’ll change the word strapped! I’ll change it!
Jarren Duran – Optioned to Triple-A. He seems like he’s missing some players’ most elusive muscle, the one between a player’s ears, the muscle that weighs eight pounds, according to Jonathan Lipnicki.
Trevor Story – Activated from the IL on Saturday, and didn’t play on Sunday. Smart, he must’ve been exhausted after playing one game in six weeks. Gotta keep him fresh!
J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and his 1st homer since July 11th. Was J.D. Martinez standing on 2nd base when he hit this homer? Did he hit a pop-up to the 2nd baseman and the ball bounced off his head and went 275 feet over the Monster? Is J.D. Martinez allowed to use an aluminum bat? I got questions, y’all!
Tommy Pham – 2-for-5 and his 15th homer. He must’ve been fired up because Rudy’s fantasy football tools are now open for business!
Franchy Cordero – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer in six games. That’s a lot of Franchy flies! Hot schmotato alert!
Isaac Paredes – 2-for-2, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homer. Left last week as a schmotato, and, like Ethel Merman, love to see Paredes still going.
Eduardo Escobar – 0-for-0, as he was activated. Is expected to split time with Baty and my head is splitting time between shaking right and left and sighing. Hopefully, Baty keeps starting, but I am absolutely like an air conditioner on the set of West Side Story, and cooling my jets.
German Marquez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.97. Ironically, Marquez not pitching like a turd in Flushing.
Garrett Mitchell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs as he was called up by the Brewers. Here’s what Itch has said previously, “Mitchell is a wide receiver type talent at 6’3” 215 lbs, and he’s smooth in pretty much everything he does on the field, which is kind of the problem in the batters box, where the lefty lacks torque. Not terrible when you consider Grey lacks everything.” Okay, not nice. What isn’t mentioned there, in the top 60 outfielder prospects, is Mitchell is a burner. If he’s getting playing time (big if), he could steal 10 bags in the final month.
Christian Yelich – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. First, J.D. Martinez hits a home run for the first time since 2017, and now Yelich isn’t asking any more, “What do you mean I shouldn’t try to hit the pitch like I’m swinging a sledgehammer?”
Kolten Wong – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Brewers face terrible pitching; Brewers hit terrible pitching. What a novelty!
Franmil Reyes – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. The $54 Vending Machine Steak can’t not eat!
Nico Hoerner – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer. I’m gonna write a 2023 sleeper for him, and I already know I’m gonna get so burned. It’s just so obvious I shouldn’t, yet I can’t help myself.
Alek Manoah – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.60. I used to compare Manoah to Lance Lynn last year, but he’s outgrown that comparison. On the Angels’ broadcast, they were comparing him to Roger Clemens, and, ya know what, I can see it.
Luis Rengifo – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .268. Went from uninterested in Rengifo to calling him just a hot schmotato to now I’m in the third stage, where I start to worry I’m going to be excited for him next year and get absolutely hosed. By the by, Son just went over his Luis Rengifo fantasy.
Mike Trout – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer. This year feels like a solid bet for what projections in 2023 will look like from Mike Trout: 100-110 games, 32 HRs, .270. Tad bit better than Giancarlo, but I can’t imagine a top 25 overall pick for Trout next year. Maybe around 40-50 overall.
Shohei Ohtani – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer, hitting .265. Yeah, but only threw seven shutout innings with nine Ks on Saturday, so, ya know, whatevs.
Sandy Alcantara – 9 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.13. Not only did he cinch up the Cy Young with this performance, but he’s being awarded last year’s Cy Young too. Sorry, Corbin Burnes, please send it to Sandy. And insure the package. You have to pay for shipping because you won it. Yes, I’m sorry.
Brian Anderson – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in five games, and the bare minimum of schmotatoes.
Edward Cabrera – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.45. He was one out from a Quality Start, but instead I’m making tissues wet with my tears.
Julio Urias – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.32. Even though it sounds appropriate to shitcan Urias, I’d love to report that his peripherals look great, and I was wrong. Well, maybe not love to report, but I still see a guy who is over-performing by a lot with a declining velocity.
Trayce Thompson – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and third homer in his last four games, but the Dodgers have played, like, six times since. Tracy Letts is a great playwright, Trayce lets-not-fool-ourselves is a platoon guy for daily leagues.
Mookie Betts – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer, and 4th homer in three games. Mookie Best!
Stuart Fairchild – 1-for-2 and hs 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Fun fact! Stuart Fairchild was great on Knots Landing, and should’ve won an Emmy.
Nick Lodolo – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.30. Some days it’s YOLO, yesterday is was vs. the Nats so it was LodoLOL.
Justin Verlander – Pulled after 60 pitches due to calf discomfort. That’s code for, “Astros don’t want to push Verlander so they’re, like, ‘Yeah, homey, how about we phantom injury your calf and give you an impossible Wordle to solve on the bench for ten days?” I had Alan Turing break their code. Ever since Cheaty Cheaty Bang Bang, their codes are much harder.
Rafael Montero – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.68, as he got the save by the skin of his teeth. Haven’t used this term in a while, but I get the sense Montero is a Cuddle Boy.
Alex Bregman – 1-for-2, 2 runs, and his 20th homer. He went hitless on Saturday, taking a bagel vs. Mt. Sinai, Dean Kremer, but on Sunday, he was lox in vs. the Goy Boy.
Austin Voth – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.48. He’s slightly a positive on the Streamonator for his next start, and I’m gonna strongly consider rocking the Voth!
Ty France – 2-for-3 and his 15th homer. Haha, just tell me who you want to me to get going by saying they’re a drop. I’ll take bribes, as well. Highest bidder wants me to say drop Fernando Tatis Jr.? Then he will have his suspension overturned and return immediately. Just gotta believe in the reverse jinx.
Dallas Keuchel – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 8.84, as he was called up by the Rangers, so now they never have to answer what city they play near, they can just point. Time-saving!
Corey Seager – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 27th and 28th homer. Trying to get Seager next year is gonna be a Shakedown, breakdown, takedown.
Kole Calhoun – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. He’s done nothing of note recently, but I’ve never seen him homer once and go away, so more are incoming.
Nathaniel Lowe – 2-for-5 and his 22nd homer, and his 5th homer this week, and was on top of the 7-day Player Rater as of this writing. Went from Nate to Nathaniel and got so much better, I say extend it to Nathanielly and see if he can do even better.
Jeimer Candelario – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Hot schmotato alert!
Kyle Gibson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.08. This was a no-brainer Streamonator call, and his next one is not, so give him a bye-bye wave.
Noah Syndergaard – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.98. Is anyone else talking about how garbagey Syndergaard is this year? Now I’m doubting my own memory, he was good at one time, right?
Brandon Marsh – Activated from the IL, and didn’t play on Sunday. I say, “Marsh swamp me in steals,” as I move him from my IL slot to activated in my deepest NL-Only league where I’ve been out of since May. See, I still manage my teams. You might’ve heard my rant to start my last podcast about supposed ‘perts who haven’t checked their team since June. Shizz is such a joke, and they’re out giving advice still, while doing nothing with their teams.
Roansy Contreras – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.57. Roansy on another team: Top 15 overall starter with a 2.20 ERA. Someone ‘Sliding Doors’ Roansy and Cruz off the Pirates.
Dany Jimenez – Hit the IL with a shoulder injury. That means the new A’s closer is…*tears open envelope*…La La Land! Wait, I’m sorry, it says committee of Zach Jackson and A.J. Puk (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.53), who got yesterday’s save, his 3rd.
Adam Oller – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.66. Oller if you saw that one coming.
Aroldis Chapman – Hit the IL with a leg infection he got from a tattoo. Good news from Aroldis Chapman is the infection is healing and he hopes to back on the mound soon, getting only his pitches tattooed. Clay Holmes will be the closer when he returns in the next day or so.
Mike Soroka – Struck out three in his 2nd rehab start that lasted 4 2/3 IP…*in a much quieter voice*…and allowed three walks and four earned. Honestly, not sure what people are expecting from Soroka, but getting a lot of questions about him, and I would not be stashing him in any league, outside of NL-Only.
Tommy Edman – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer. Fine! I will try it! Fernando Tatis Jr. is…droppable! *lightning strikes* Oh my God!
Lars Nootbaar – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 9th homer. Lars Nootbaar cannot be stopped, only contained by a biodegradable wrapper.
Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.04 vs. Alex Cobb – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.81. This matchup was billed as Gray/Cobb, which is me scrolling thru CornTok.
Hunter Dozier – 4-for-6, 3 runs and his 3rd and 4th steal. Earlier this year, Dozier had a baby, and that baby’s name is Jon Berti.
Salvador Perez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer. I don’t want to admit to being on a bus to Horntown for a catcher, but if Perez is discounted next year to around 150th overall, I could see getting in on him. Unlikely though, I’m guessing closer to an ADP of 75-100.
Manny Machado – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th homer. Macho, macho, macho, macho Manny! Player Rater updates after midnight, so I’m not sure where he’ll be when we all wake from our lovely slumber, where I went through your pockets when you slept, but Machado is likely a top 10 overall guy with only 24 homers. Speaking of only 24 homers…
Juan Soto – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer. Sexy Dr. Pepper needs to do some true introspection into what it means to be a sexy can of Dr. Pepper, because this year has been like a can of Shasta left open on the dashboard of a car while it got hot and fizzy-less.
Nick Martinez – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.07, and his 6th save, and back-to-back saves for the Padres. Padres have the most boring-sounding closers, Nick Martinez and Luis Garcia. Was reliever, John Doe, not available? Juan Doe? One guy who it definitely is not in the 9th is Josh Hader (1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 6.52). No one has gone from Milwaukee to SoCal with worst results since Fonzie jumped the shark.
You’d be extremely lucky to get Perez next year after #75.
Yeah, ain’t happening…I was silly to think it a few weeks ago
Rank Carroll, Nootbaar, Chapman ROS. Need HR and RBI.
ROS rankings with stolen bases in mind in 8 man league: Grissom, Harris II, Berti, Carroll, Nootbaar. Need to drop one or maybe two. Thanks
Harris, Corbin, Berti
MCcarthy playing today v LHP. Imagine he’s part of a Carroll/Varsho/Garrett/Marte rotation, which would mean rest every 4 or 5 games. Still him over Nootbar?
And how about Grissom or Berti?
McCarthy faces some really tough pitchers tho — Nola, Burnes, Woodruff — and two reasonably tough ones — Ranger and Lauer — while Noots will be facing no names
I’d go Nootbaar
Grissom until Albies returns
McCarthy has only gone from good to extremely good. McCarthy over Lars, and I like Lars.
In what league is Grissom available ? Or Lars. Or McCarthy ? Or Berti ?
That is great news about Gonsolin. Everybody has been warning me for months a blowup is coming. Now I have at least 2 weeks I don’t have to worry about it. Probably the best move I made this year was picking him up in April. (Who am I kidding. It is the only good move I made)
HAHA, yeah, that’s one way to spin it, but I’m not sure he returns, I don’t know, tbh
Well, I only have 82 innings left anyway. He gave me 15 wins/ 108 K, and great ratios – 2.26/0.824 so I’m satisfied.
Yeah, you did great…just not sure what we’re getting when he returns
Who would you be dropping to pick up Carroll?
H2H Points League – Wasn’t considering Robert at first, but his injuries have been frustrating, esp heading into the playoffs after this week.
@Grey: weekly roto. who do you like better?
cobb vs phi
ryan vs bos
Who’s the drop out of kebryan, baty, and hiura? Thanks
Kinda all of them…Hayes
Baty sucks. Hiura if you really need h.r.’s .
Manning or Steele for ROS
I know Manning has 2 starts this week and Steele is a little banged up
I am most interested in K’s
Not Manning !!!
Of course the Franimal hits a home run, since I dropped him Sunday morning. Yes, this is how my fantasy season is going. Not well.
I’ve been making the classic mistake of chasing batters who have just hit 2 home runs in a row in back to back games. Never, ever works out. Trout’s had a good week though, 7 for 25 with 4 HRs and 7 RBIs so that’s something.
Yeah, I hear ya
Would you drop Montero for either Martinez or Garcia from SD
Thinking Pressley comes back next week, just honestly don’t know who closes in SD. Thinking coin flip
Martinez, it is a coin flip
On the fence whether or not to start Pablo Lopez.
My gut says No!
but SON says….Do It!
What say you?
riley greene or jose barrero? thanks
Trayce isn’t a straight platoon – he’s hitting .359 with 6 HR in 78 AB vs RHP, but is sitting today vs Lopez.
And, I see I added him on 3 teams this morning.
Have to be more careful in Original Recipe. After today, 37 days left and I have 77 moves remaining.
Keeping it moving!
Haha, there ya go, we got our reason!
First week of playoffs and I have Gonsolin with two starts and he hits the IL., Any sleeper pitchers out there this week I can grab?
Not sure I know what SON is??
Domingo German are all available?
I just read something on the Athletic about Acuna. Intense pain over last couple of days. Ugh.
This explains the lack of sb recently. He at least was giving us that although he has 10 cs so far
Yeah not great
Yes unfortunately. They said it is structurally sound apparently. He hasn’t really got hot for long because it’s been that way all year (good for a series or game). It would be better if they dh him imo. I just hope he finishes the season w/o going on the IL to rest. A half healthy Acuna is still one of my best OF.
This sucks, hope it’s not a recurring thing next year, but might hurt his ranking
Maybe. I think full recovery in terms of athletic performance from acl is probably 2 years. At least in football in regards to burst. Acuna still has inflammation and it bothers him and is part of what was expected. The lack of power as he rotates on the knee through his swing is an issue. According to him, sometimes he doesn’t do that because it won’t let him or he doesn’t have confidence in it.
Ugh, this doesn’t sound great
Thoughts on iian happ? Has he taken the next level or could we expect him
To be be his normal self. Got offered happ for kebryan hayes. Thanks
I’d want Happ
Hoerner, Polanco, Wong or Paredes? First week of playoffs
Thanks for your advice all year. After convincing H2H wins last week, I am closing in on clinching the top seed and first round bye in both of my leagues.
ROS saves only … Nick Martinez, Luis Garcia, or Whitlock
Stone or Pujols this week?
@Grey: weekly roto. couple of decisions to make this week. who do you like between:
hiura – 3 vs pit, 4 @ ari
rengifo – 3 vs nyy, 3 vs hou
and one of these guys:
miranda – 3 vs bos, 3 @ cws
cahna – 3 vs lad, 3 vs was
franmil – 3 @ tor, 3 @ stl
rosario – 3 vs bal, 3 vs sea
ROS for saves: Luis Garcia (the SD one and the 17 others) or Ian Kennedy?
Grey, who do you like more ROS,
Jean Segura or Nico Hoerner ?
If steals were not an issue for you, do you still side with Hoerner ?
In NL only, could you rank Alex Wood, David Peterson, Ranger Suarez and Bailey Falter. Thanks ,
Ranger, Wood, Peterson
Somehow I think Adolis Garcia is still going to be severely under ranked next year even when he goes 27/27 .255 90/100
Yeah, I think you’re right…People hate that profile, for whatever reason
I bet he’s going to be like back of Top 100 on ESPN, meanwhile literally all he’s done in the majors is mash + he keeps getting better / is stealing more. I think the streakiness, Ks, and small walk rate gets to people. None of which matter in a standard roto.
Yeah, agreed…Maybe around 75 at best, and he’s really a top 40 guy
People didn’t seem to want Adolis when I was shopping him near our trade deadline, but he may now be one of my 4 offensive keepers. Do you suspect he may be a worthy keeper instead of Albies?
Seems unlikely — Albies is still better
Rather have Gimenez or Grissom in a keeper? Gimenez is the known quantity and .300/20/20 is pretty sexy but I hate that he sits for lefties a bunch and am in a h2h league
Last week before playoffs tune up drop Luis Urias or Cronesworth for Parades? Thanks in advance!!
Good stuff a usual.
Glad to hear you think Macho is a first rounder next season. I had the 12th pick this year in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H Keeper League with OPS and Holds, and I drafted Trout and Machado with my first 2 picks, but was then kinda upset that I didn’t switch them, thinking Trout might be a good second round keeper if no one else worked out. Now I am glad I went in the order I did. I may need him.
Anyway, what I really wanted to ask is who to start in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League this week – Lou Rob or Eloy. I know they both kinda suck, and my team is kinda failing fast, but I figured I should put my “best team out there”.
I have clinched a Playoff spot, so it really doesn’t matter this week, but let me know.
Thanks very much Grey.
Thanks! I didn’t say Machado would be next year, but he is for this year — quibble, he might be for next year, just not saying that
Oops. Well, I will assume you did, but not blame you when he is not – HA!
Lou Bob it painfully is (and Eloy would also be painful).
And in the same 10 Team League, Paredes or Hiura for 2B.
Thanks again Grey.
Help Grey! Tony G. now on the IL with forearm tightness – Ugh! Well this f’n blows! Ok G, so who would you start instead:
Lauer at Arizona
Cobb home against the Cheesesteaks
T. Rogers (yes, this bag of shite is back on my roster) – home against TB – leaning him believe it or not
Asking a lot I know, but your help would be greatly appreciated.
12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots
1) I have no idea what to do with C. Javier now that he’s going to be most likely used out of the Bullpen. I had thought he may be a keeper for me next year but now I have no clue. Like do I drop him and use his spot as my playoff weekly Pitcher pick up (for 2 start weeks). OR does he stick around and they give extra rest to Verlander ?
2) If B. Baty is now going to be used in split time, is he worth rostering or switch him out for the weekly hot schmotatoes?
3) Any other pick ups you’d make from wire and who would you be dropping?
BAT – J. Candelario, L. Nootbaar, L. Rengifo, E. Escobar, K. Farmer, B. Donovan, J. Meneses, D. Fletcher, G. Urshela, H-S. Kim, A. Pujols, J. Segura, A. McCutchen, J. Fraley, E. Rivera,, S. Torkelson*NA (stash),
PIT – D. Kremer, A. Oller, D. German, D. Smyly, R. Contreras, A. Voth, A.
Civale, Z. Davies, M. Manning, J. Gray, M. Gore*IL (stash)
RP – T. Houck (IL – coming back), J. Duran, K. Finnegan, R. Wick, T. Scott, P. Fairbanks, J. Hernandez, J. Adam, A. Diaz, M. Melancon,
C – S. Murphy
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. India
3B – K. Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – R. Tellez
MI – M. Betts
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – R. Greene
RF – A. Garcia
Util – C. Yelich
BN – K. Marte
BN – B. Baty
IL – T. Stephenson *IL60
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – L. McCullers Jr.
SP – M. Fried
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – Ed. Cabrera
P – J. Urquidy
BN –C. Javier
BN – M.Wacha
BN – A. Wood
BN – G. Kirby
IL – M. Kopech *IL15
IL – L. Severino *IL60
1. I wouldn’t drop him, I’d just start him every day, and you might get a solid 3 IP and vulture win
2. Not worth holding if he does split time
3. Nootbar over Baty, unless you need a different pos. then Rengifo
K awesomo, thanks
IF I was to pick up an RP, who’s your pick from below list (I would think T. Scott)?
RP – T. Houck (IL – coming back), J. Duran, K. Finnegan, R. Wick, T. Scott, P. Fairbanks, J. Hernandez, J. Adam, A. Diaz, M. Melancon,
Home stretch and I’m in 1st!!
Need to keep up the mojo, theres 2 teams right on my heels. Slim margins in HR, RBI, and SB.
1. Start 2 this week out of;
J.Mateo 3vOak, [email protected]
J.Rojas 3vPhi, 4vMil
J.India 3vStl, 3vCol
2. Start 2 out of;
O.Hernandez 3vBal, 3vSea
J.Fraley 3vStl, 3vCol (4 righties, 2 lefties)
R.Grichuk [email protected], [email protected] (4 righties, 2 lefties)
T.O’Neill [email protected], 3vChC (4 righties, 2 lefties)
3. Luis Garcia (Houston) looks cooked, gassed, very very hittable. He was nails early in the season, I think he hit a wall. HOU is still good for Wins if he can get through 6 innings, but I wish they put him in the bullpen rather than Javier. Your thoughts? Is Garcia a 2023 keeper?
1. J.Mateo 3vOak, [email protected]
J.Rojas 3vPhi, 4vMil
2. O’Neill, Fraley
3. Garcia isn’t a keeper in most leagues, but I don’t know yours — he’s a streamer in shallower leagues
Let’s compile a list of experts who don’t manage their teams late season and boycott them. Purity test!
Hey, Grey. Thanks for the good stuff as usual. My teams have mostly decided that a comfy IL is a better place to be than actually playing but I’m still not quite out. So, one question as I flail around looking for production…is Jeremy Peña szn officially over? Sure seems that way…
Yeah, feels done
I hate to be a nitpicker, but I believe Lex Luger was The Total Package, and Paul Orndorff was Mr. Wonderful.
Damn, you’re right
I’m out of the running so I’m evaluating my keeper options for next year and wondering if you can estimate the auction value of these players in a 5×5 yahoo league?
Ronald Acuña Jr.
Will Smith LAD
How deep is the league? A 20 team league is different than a 10 team
12 team. Forgot to mention that. Sorry (in Canadian accent)
Ronald Acuña Jr. — $40
Matt Olson — $32
Will Smith LAD — $23
Kevin Gausman — $20
12 teams. Replied with the wrong account. Oopsie doopsie again.
Are you recommending sitting or dropping Hader? He’s like when Jansen couldn’t strike anyone out for the Dodgers, you actually cringed when you saw him…
Lose Hader unless you are really, really desperate for saves with no viable alternatives.
H2H points looking to clinch a first round bye
+7 per IP +2 K -3 Hit -3 BB -12 HR
9 start limit
Gonsolin @ Mia
Gonsolin vs. SD
Burnes vs. Pit
Burnes @ Ari
Mikolus @ Cin
Mikolus vs. Cubs
FreddyP vs. Pit
McClanahan @ Mia
McCullers @ LAA
Ray @ Cle
Ohtani vs. Hou
Need to bench 2 of these starts…
If you start Ohtani, does that mean you can’t start him as a hitter?
I’d bench Mikolas for both, if you can start Ohtani
Yes it’s daily so would only lose him for his 1 start as a hitter.
Looks like McClanahan is 2 start @ Mia and vs. Yanks, is McCullers @ LAA next off the list?
McCullers next off
I think I know the answer, but who do you like ROS: Kwan or Carroll?? JDM or Carroll? Thanks.
Corbin for both
Thanks for saving my weekend by telling me to sit Nick pivetta, Jeffrey Springs, and Alex Wood! Well done!
1. I was going to sit Pablo Lopez at home against the Dodgers. Do you agree?
2. i was also going to sit SD’s clevinger on the road at SF. What would you do?
3. i was not sure if should start Matt Manning at home against Seattle or is the better start at home against KC or start at both?
4. Thoughts on Brady Singer at CWS and at Detroit? Start or sit at CWS and at Detroit?
1. Yes 2. Yes 3. Both seem risky, but worthwhile 4. I’d start Singer
Carroll or Berti ROS?
Who starts this week?
Nootbar (6 games, 2 v LHP) or Mccarthy (7 games, Carroll up now but Jake should keep playing?)
V Grissom (6 gms) or Gleyber Torres (6 games, 4 v LHP)?
Hey Grey, for dynasty do you prefer CC or Riley Greene? Thanks.
Thank you Sir!
Whit M. over Seiya/Hoerner/A. Rosario?
Couple questions for you to kick off the week:
McCarthy or Dickerson ROS?
Who would you grab as fringe keepers for next year: Cruz, Pena (HOU), or neither
Both? Cruz 1st
Have a mish mash of position eligibility. Need three (3). LuBob, Carroll, Story, Edman, Nootbaar, Carlson and Langliers.
Corbin, Edman, Nootbaar
Good Morning & Happy “According to Hoyle Day”…(how obscure is that one?!)
got 2 Carroll questions (2 different leagues):
Question 1 – stashed him in 1 league, but now need to drop someone to activate. who gets the boot:
12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Ketel Marte
OF: Acuna, Judge, Julio Rod
UTL: C. Walker
BN: Bryson Stott, Tellez
SP: Gausman, Musgrove, Ohtani, Pablo Lopez, Joe Ryan, Sonny Gray, Kirby, Alex Wood, Rasmussen, Heaney
RP: Hendriks, Bautista, A. Diaz
Question 2 – similar to above, would you pick up Carroll over any of the following?
12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
3B: J. Ramirez
OF: Yordan, Julio Rodriguez, Teoscar
UTL: Arraez, O. Cruz
BN: McMahon, Mateo
SP: DeGrom, L. Webb, Manoah, P. Lopez, J. Ryan, Kirby, Civale, Pivetta
RP: Hader, Bautista, R. Montero
IL: W. Franco, Bednar, Barlow
Thanks in advance!
Has it been a year already?
2. Over McMahon
T O’Neill or
C Carroll Ros? Thanks Grey
Morning Grey I lost Javier to bullpen, drop him for E Rodriguez, L Garcia (Hou), Smyly, Manning, A Wood, Wacha, Taillon, Lauer, Kluber, Detmers or stream ros? Thank you!
EdRod prolly, but stream
Hey Grey! Would you trade your $25 Devers keeper (plus studly non-keepers) for a $26 Ohtani? It’s a weekly league so Ohtani is basically just the bat. Thanks!
Hmm…I don’t think I would, but it’s fair
Thanks – he’s trying for my $38 Acuna, but I assume you’d rather have $38 Acuna or $25 Devers.
Last week of regular season and I’m a long shot to make the playoffs but it’s not impossible
Is joe Ryan back?
I think he’s a Streamonator call
Please DROP one:
Edit: Had a change of mind
ROS, Hiura or Corbin Carroll?
Other than 2 games on 8/21/ and 8/22, Hiura has been, blah..
I appreciate your analysis on his stance the other day, but this is the last month, and I need guys to produce, and product FAST.
hey Gray RE Arizona OF with Carroll due up today and Garrett going deep yesterday do you see Mc Carthy’s time / AB/s decreasing ? He has been hitting very well along with 9 bags in the past month Is he strictly aplatoon against RHpitching Corbin too is lefty hitter Which of these 3 would you rather have for ROS thanks Gumball
McCarthy will get decreased PT
so you prefer Corbin over both mccarthy and Garrett?
Playoffs are 1 week away in my 12-team H2H. I have a couple roster questions.
Naylor or Winker as my 4th OF? Both are cold and I can only carry one.
Segura or France as my 2B? Segura has been scoring regular points during France’s slump, but maybe France is waking up (or healing up) again? I also have Cronenworth as a backup 2B. Thanks!
12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft
Please rank top 3 of the following:
H. Ramirez, Walker, Mancini, Carroll
Walker, Corbin, Mancini
I should have mentioned I also roster Rojas who has multiple eligibility. I would then have 3 D-Backs for my playoff run. Your additional thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Rojas seems locked in to leadoff/2B
You reverse jinxed Jeimer in your comments coming into the weekend. Keep that hot schmotato burning!
We starting Ranger and Berrios today ?
Berrios is home to the Cubs while Ranger is @ AZ
May want to update Razzball’s Rest of Season Rankings for Relievers. Josh Hader is listed #1, LOL
Ha, that’s a Rudy thing, and a Hader historical thing
anyone know if C Javier is starting this week? thanks!
I don’t think so, and if he does, he might go 3 IP
I didn’t think you were competing this year…thought you were only doing keepers
*for future years
I am! This league’s payout is v deep so 6/12 is still recouping half the league dues, so I’m out for 1st but still trying to keep within the 4-6 space.
Please rank Soto, Finnigan, Puk and Martinez for saves. Thank you.
Dbacks promote Carroll. The Rangers give us Dallas Keuchel.
This is a Josh Jung post. What are they waiting for? Is losing 2 out of 3 to Detroit enough motivation for them?
Ha, I know, Jung’s not getting any younger
I know. He is 24 and a former college hitter. He has over a 1.000 ops in aaa this year and last. You’d think if he is going to break camp as their starting 3b, they’d want to give him some time to prepare. He will still keep rookie eligibility. 45 days or 130 ab’s
Yeah, agreed, 100%
What makes Hader’s performance even more disturbing is that he didn’t allow an earned run until June 7. His era was still in the 1+ range in mid july.
Since July 13, he has given up 22 earned in 9 innings (13 appearances).
So crazy, I bet he’s undervalued next year
I’ve owned him since he was a prospect in a dynasty league so I am holding. I thought I had a lights out closer for 10 years.
Closers are just so fickle
This has to be mechanical and/or mental. His velocity is fine. He was even throwing harder yesterday. I watched some video and he was all over the place. The announcer even said “ugh” after a pitch. I kept thinking of Rick Ankiel when I saw the wildness.
Supposedly his wife had complications with her pregnancy around same time his troubles began on mound…Might be something going on with him, I’m not sure, tbh — but velo is good, but if he’s locating over plate it’s bad
I didn’t hear about that. Thanks. We seem to forget that players are human too.
First week of playoffs, have strong offense, but my pitching is in shambles….
ESPN points, please rank top 5 this week only…yes I need 5 out of this mediocre group, my initial choices above the dotted line….
1-Garcia (Hou SP) @ Tex
2-Mikolas vs @ Cin, vs Chi C (2 starts…holding my breath)
3-Berrios Vs ChiC, @ Pitt (2 starts, weak opponents)
4-Giolito Vs KC, Vs Minn (2 starts, do I dare?)
5-Sewald @Det (3), @ Cle (3)
6-Whitlock @ Minn (3), vs Tex (4)
7-Odorizzi vs Mia
8-Ed Rod vs Sea
Thanks so much, appreciate your help!
Mikolas, Berrios, Giolito, Ed-Rod, Odorizzi
Good morning, and happy Corbin Carroll day!
I have had him stashed in an NA spot for at least a month in our Yahoo, 10 team redraft 5×5 roto. Sitting in 3rd. Now, I need to figure out who the drop is to get him in the lineup, assuming he is better than someone in the active spots…..
William Contreras (just dropped Kirk for him)
IF – Dansby
OF – B Reynolds, Rosario, Sexy Dr. Pepper, Arraez
UT – M Chapman
BN (both listed as DTD) Lou Bob and Yordan
NA Carroll and Gunnar
SP – May, JoMo
RP Clase, Bautista
P – Hendricks, Helsley, Montero
BN – Freddy P, DeGrom, Shane Mac, K. Wright, Fried, Martin Perez
IL – Pressly, Soroka
SBs aren’t a primary concern for me, if it mattters…I’m dead last in the category, and that isn’t changing in the next month. Runs and RBI are probably where I have the best chance to make up ground….
ALSO….you like Striping, Manning or Dom German over any of my starters for the final month? I am leading 4 of the 5 pitching categories, and 2nd in Ks by only about 5 total Ks, so I feel like I’ll pick that up as well…..
Yes! Lose Arraez…Hold on the SPs
Luis Robert, Seth Brown, or Gavin Sheets for this week in H2H?
Ugh, I guess Sheets
Hi Grey, please pick 2 for weekly H2H:
Wainwright – CHC
Wright – COL
Snell – @SF
Rasmussen – @MIA
HEy heY hey, Grey!!!
-Just for steals RoS: Bubba Thompson or Jake McCarthy??
-Is Luis Garcia a drop since Nick Martinez seems to be the guy? I’m holding both.
You can’t hold both? I would try to, it might be Garcia again
Yeah, I can and will hold both now that my CakeBoss says to do so.
I continue to want to punch O’Neil-Bichette-Eloy-Albies for turning a nice draft into a terrible season (although it’s not Oz’s fault and Eloy’s head might come off). Alas.
Thanks my friend!!!!
Kirby @ Detroit @ Cleveland or Manning v Seattle v KC?
Is Luis Robert at the point of dropping in a redraft?
Was wondering the same thing. I thinking I’m going to drop in weekly league and hold in daily.
Dynasty LuBob owner, who’s sitting him in favor of Nootbar. Can’t trust LuBob to play every inning of every game this week. I’m convinced LuBob is part of the TLR fiasco that’s going on in the South Side this year. Complete abortion.
What a weak offense. Their top power bats are going to end up with 17 HR, 75 rbis.
Think you can move on in shallower redraft leagues
Grey you want a win go take a dump. Then as you exit smile, extend your arms and say “Winning!” Then realize your performance was still better than the Sox this year, especially the last 10 games. Maybe we can trade Moancada for a juke box. They get the same amount of steals, but the juke box has more hits.
HAHA…At least a jukebox plays songs
SAGNOF Q #1.
Is J.Hernandez still the guy you’d hang onto for saves in TEX? I have 2 legit closers in Ed.Diaz and Hendriks, then Montero and Hernandez
I literally d got 1 save total from montero last week and tied the category 1-1 lol. Vs a guy with Barlow as his only RP. Luis Garcia and Nick Martinez are FA.
SAGNOF Q #2
would you lose R.Mcmahon for J.Mccarthy(ARI) if positions dont matter but SB do matter?
I guess it’s not really sagnof-ing when you draft Diaz/Hendriks but I got them when people were drafting sp4s/MI’s. And my sp is still 2nd best in the league (mostly due to Alcantara) but its loaded with non-aces that pitched like aces all year. That I got way later. 1.54era/0.93 whip last week. 2.30/1.08 on the season.
Cheers hope the weekend treated you well .
Or I could drop Franmil instead ofMcMahon to add McCarthy. Tryna get them ess.bees.
Sure, lose McMahon then if you’re desperate, but I don’t know McCarthy’s PT with Corbin now
Can lose Hernandez if you need room, but he is the closer 2. I wouldn’t with Corbin promoted — thanks! You too!
12 teams dynasty league
C – Raleigh
1b – Gurriel and Vaughn
2b – India, Marte and Edman
SS – Pena
3B – Witt Franco Muncy
OF – Acuna, Alvarez, Robert, Greene, F. Reyes
I need to drop one to make room for Caroll.