This week I’m making a little one-week tweak to the Creeper of the Week and going with Creepers because we have something that doesn’t always happen. What is that Big J? Well eager reader, it’s a seven-game Monday-through-Sunday home series for the Rockies. By my count, this will only happen three times this season. The hard part was finding an under-owned player not taken on the Rockies playing everyday, and it’s so barren right now that even the French DJ is over-owned to qualify for this post. Hey there French DJ can you drop me a cut for this creeper post? Very nice, old school, but isn’t that a little too obvious? I get it, you are on the 1’s and 2’s, so the choice is yours. Can I at least get one cut with a baseball name in the title? What’s that? You don’t do requests? Sheesh, that Charlie Blackmon ego is rubbing off on your euro sensibilities. Forget about it, let’s move on to the reason we are here.

This week we have two corner infielders coming to town that are heavily under owned. The Padres Will Middlebrooks (0.8) and the Giants Casey McGehee (1.3) are going to Denver where the Coors correction makes everyone Bichetter. At least on paper they are. According to the Hitter-Tron Middlebrooks has an average dollar value of $32.87 and McGehee has an average dollar value of $15.9. Middlebrooks gets two lefties and for as bad as his career has been, he’s managed a .261 average and 11 HR’s against southpaws in 261 AB’s. McGeHee, on the other hand, has fared a little better in his career against right-handers (0.21 points higher), but also gets two lefties. Regardless, I always love the lefty/righty matchups in that thin air. On the year, he’s been pretty putrid with his 3/1/2/0/.217 line, but don’t be scared, Coors can be that tall can of boost to a slumping player. Middy, on the other hand, has been showing a little more life with his 4/2/6/1/.244 line, and with him batting either 5th or 6th gives me the confidence fuzzies. If you just lost David Wright, this might be the temporary band aid combo you need as you try and batty call away your bad fortune.

Frankencatcher – Last week I went with the Hitter-Tron and it didn’t go so well. Chris Iannetta totaled three runs so far and looks awful. Oh well, I’m moving on. I’ll be honest, it’s not easy trying to make a one week catcher call. The best plays can be daily. Obviously based on what I wrote in the paragraph above, Nick Hundley (7.0%) gets a full week at home where he has been awful in the small sample size. He gets all righties which is good because his career splits favors them .253 to .198. If you aren’t feeling him, and no, I don’t mean like that you handsy bastards, you can go with the hot-handed Robinson Chirinos (0.3) or Caleb Joseph (3.8). The deep call I like is the zombino backstop A.J. Pierzynski. He has been mashing in his limited playing time but if you look at his three year splits, he hits the most dongs in April and August. Might be worth it if you can add him in when you see Christian Bethancourt has an off day.

Top-100 Hitters for Week 3

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Mike Trout OF LAA
2 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA
3 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET
4 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI
5 Jose Abreu 1B CHW
6 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
7 Andrew McCutchen OF PIT
8 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR
9 Troy Tulowitzki SS COL
10 Jose Bautista OF TOR
11 Adam Jones OF BAL
12 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR
13 Yasiel Puig OF LAD
14 Nolan Arenado 3B COL
15 Justin Upton OF SD
16 Ryan Braun OF MIL
17 Corey Dickerson OF COL
18 Michael Brantley OF CLE
19 Jose Altuve 2B HOU
20 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD
21 Todd Frazier 3B CIN
22 Robinson Cano 2B NYY
23 Hanley Ramirez SS BOS
24 George Springer OF HOU
25 Bryce Harper OF WAS
26 Albert Pujols 1B LAA
27 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX
28 Nelson Cruz OF SEA
29 Ian Desmond SS WAS
30 Yoenis Cespedes OF DET
31 Jacoby Ellsbury OF NYY
32 Carlos Santana 3B CLE
33 Chris Davis 1B BAL
34 David Ortiz DH BOS
35 Billy Hamilton OF CIN
36 Buster Posey C SF
37 J.D. Martinez OF DET
38 Matt Kemp OF SD
39 Dee Gordon 2B MIA
40 Joey Votto 1B CIN
41 Victor Martinez 1B DET
42 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL
43 Jay Bruce OF CIN
44 Ian Kinsler 2B DET
45 Prince Fielder 1B TEX
46 Jorge Soler OF CHC
47 Starling Marte OF PIT
48 Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS
49 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL
50 Charlie Blackmon OF COL
51 Jose Reyes SS TOR
52  Kyle Seager  3B SEA
53 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE
54 Evan Longoria 3B TB
55 Brian Dozier 2B MIN
56  Mark Trumbo OF ARI
57 Avisail Garcia OF CHW
58 Mookie Betts OF BOS
59 Brett Gardner OF NYY
60 Matt Holliday OF STL
61 Kole Calhoun OF LAA
62 Christian Yelich OF MIA
63 Jason Heyward OF STL
64 Lorenzo Cain OF KC
65 Kris Bryant 3B CHC
66 Elvis Andrus SS TEX
67 Gregory Polanco OF PIT
68 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS
69 Marcell Ozuna OF MIA
70 Joc Pederson OF LAD
71 Brandon Moss OF CLE
72 Evan Gattis C HOU
73 Adam LaRoche 1B CHW
74 Alex Gordon OF KC
75 Howie Kendrick 2B LAD
76 Ryan Zimmerman 3B WAS
77 A.J. Pollock OF ARI
78  Lucas Duda 1B NYM
79 Wil Myers  OF SD
80 Leonys Martin OF TEX
81 Melky Cabrera OF CHW
82 Steve Pearce OF BAL
83 Ben Revere OF PHI
84 Chris Carter DH HOU
85 Xander Bogaerts  SS BOS
86 Manny Machado 3B BAL
87 Neil Walker 2B PIT
88  Brandon Belt 1B SF
89 Steven Souza OF TB
90 Jimmy Rollins SS LAD
91 Eric Hosmer 1B KC
92 Kolten Wong 2B STL
93  Starlin Castro SS CHC
94 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT
95 Matt Adams 1B STL
96  Ben Zobrist SS OAK
97 Devon Travis 2B TOR
98 Anthony Gose OF DET
99 Kendrys Morales 1B KC
100 Matt Carpenter 3B STL
  • Carlos Gomez to the DL hurts a lot. He is still a top 20 player ROS and will be returning to this list as soon as he gets his butt back on the field. David Wright and Alex Rios are in the same boat. When they get back on the field they will also get back on here. Don’t go do something crazy and trade them for 50 cents on the dollar. It’s the game we play so be patient.
  • I’m so high on the LoCain right now that I even dreamed about him to one of my favorite Johnny Cash songs. Early one mornin’ while makin’ the rounds, I took a shot of LoCain and shot my opponents down, I went right home and I went to bed, I stuck that lovin’ forty-four beneath my head.
  • Hanley is hitting so enjoy it while you can, I can guarantee you he will be on the DL at some point. It’s what he does and does very well….unlike his defense.
  • Lots of players are off to ho-hum starts, so please, do not worry… I believe that guys will get their numbers at some point and you just need to be patient. If you are in H2H, it can be extra maddening, but that is the punishment you chose. I’m actually in my first H2H league in years this season and all I can do is wonder why did I play this god awful format? It’s the worst thing since the shift.
  • I had to throw Devon Travis in here. I recommended the kid as a late round flyer before the season started and have watched him a little and I’m f***ing impressed. If he loses his job to the man I can’t even bring myself to mention, for fear of the jinx, then I might end up pulling my beard out.
  • Man I love Steven Vogt and would love to put him on this list but he’s a catcher and I cant do it. I hate that position and you should never trade for it. If you are in ESPN he just got catcher eligibility and should be owned…by you.
  • The Marte PartAy is getting started or as he was referred to in the comments yesterday Marte Gras. Keep it up Starling and you will make a jump up.
  • If some of these guys don’t start hitting I’m feeling a major change to this top 100 next week. I’m looking at you Kipnis, Dozier, Andrus and Ozuna to name a few.
  • Chris Carter and Brandon Belt are working really hard to join Shin-Soo Choo on the not 100 list. I’m giving Belt a little pass as he works back from his groin injury. Hurricane Carter on the other hand is dormant right now but he will be back…I hope. Actually, I own zero shares of him in the hopes I can get him when a disappointed owner drops him and I grab him when he goes on one of his streaks.
  • Kris Bryant has arrived…with a flury of K’s. It’s okay Bryant owners, he’s a bad a** and will be dropping bombs soon enough. Looks like he broke his bat and blooped a single for his first hit and RBI.
  • Steven Souza stopped pressing and went back to what we all thought he could do coming into the season and returns to the list. I must of hurt his feelings last week. The hate worked! He needs a cool nickname for that 20/20 he should (hopefully) deliver and since I’m the resident Mexican I’m going to call him Suavecito Souza.

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  1. Robert says:
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    Have Belt in util spot. If he has another bad week is it time to go beltless?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Robert: Yes, assuming this isn’t a deep league

      • Robert says:
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        @J-FOH: 10 team h2h

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Robert: I wold of dumped him already in that shallow of a league

          • Gareth says:
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            @J-FOH: “Wold of Dumped” happens to be an Ancient village in Europe.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Gareth: missing home aren’t we

              • Hondo says:
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                @J-FOH: Belt is starting in the OF today.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Hondo: I caught that too

              • Gareth says:
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                @J-FOH: I miss British cuisine the most.

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Gareth: I could really go for a Yorkshire Pudding right now, some proper fish and chips with a shizz ton of malt vinegar and salt, and a street banger with grilled onions and some english hot mustard

  2. Tim Buktu says:
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    Odubel Herrera or Danny Santana for the rest of the year ?

    R, HR, RBI, OPS, NSB

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Tim Buktu: Santana but I’m watching Herrera like a cyclops with a monocle

      • Happy Vegans says:
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        @J-FOH: I’m getting out in front of this one, Mr. FOH.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Happy Vegans: I grabbed him in a league where I had Miller

          • Happy Vegans says:
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            @J-FOH: I had him in a deep league before the season began but dropped him. Now, I’m all onboard… at least for the MI slot.

            He seemed to have a decent approach in yesterday’s game and once he gets on, he’s just effing running. Cheap SAGNOF.

            Anyway, good stuff as always, especially with the Man in Black reference.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Happy Vegans: thanks for that, I try to throw the musical references all over the place.

              I like Cheap SAGNOF like I like my cheap beer

              • Happy Vegans says:
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                @J-FOH: mmmm… cheap beer!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @Happy Vegans: do you remember the Penny Lane record store chain?

                  • Happy Vegans says:
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                    @J-FOH: I remember hearing about them but I never went to it. Isn’t it out in Upland?

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @Happy Vegans: yeah the guy closed all the stores and does online now but has a warehouse in upland that is open to the public.

  3. Lex says:
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    Do you like familia over Rodney or Rondo ROS? 12 team h2h standard points league..

    • Lex says:
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      @Lex: Rondon

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Lex: nah, its early. I like Rondon the best out of those three and think Rodney has a longer leash than what other think. Familia has looked good and if he keeps it up can make Parnell a non factor when he returns.

  4. We Didnt start the Martinez says:
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    Victor Martinez who is hurt and could sit against some guys is on here. Yet Moustakas isn’t?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @We Didnt start the Martinez: Victor is playing today and this list is not for the week but a Top 100 going forward. I wouldnt drop anyone on this list for Moose just yet, we have all been burned by him before.

      • Curt C. says:
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        @J-FOH: Your header says Top 100 Week 3—–Is this for the week or ROS?….confused, but that doesnt take much.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Curt C.: its not for the week, its going forward

  5. Pete says:
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    Great stuff. Did you do red or green for players that move up/down in prior weeks? May be confusing that with J.B’s pitcher rankings. That, or last week’s rank, would be super helpful. Just a thought to make it even better, but I think it’s great as is!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Pete: Thanks, this is my first run with this so I’m mulling a few things around. I’ve thought about it if someone makes a big leap, but for someone that moves up a spot or two I don’t want it all cluttered with arrows.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @J-FOH: your last week idea of red or green only for those that’ve moved up or down >5 was a good idea.

  6. Gareth says:
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    Have a roster crunch with Denard coming off the DL. Who’s the drop?

    Revere (he’s fallen out of favor and is either benched or in the eight hole. Great speed though).
    Lind (my team is crammed with CI types – duda, carter, morse, vogt).
    Headley (I also have Zimmerman at third base)
    Romo (he’s not closing and middle relievers are a dime a dozen).

    Also have nobody in my MI slot right now so would need to drop 2 of the players listed above.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: Romo for sure, why isn’t Vogt your catcher? whats your staff like?

      • Gareth says:
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        @J-FOH:

        C McCann
        1b Votto
        2b Altuve
        3b Zimmerman
        SS Zobrist
        MI (currently nobody. It was Jose Ramirez but I dropped him to claim Chris Carter off waivers when someone dropped him the other day).
        CI Duda
        Of Trout
        Of B. Hamilton
        Of Aoki
        Of Morse
        Of Revere
        UT Vogt

        Bench

        3b Headley
        1b Lind
        1b Carter

        DL

        Span (activated today!)
        Pence

        Pitching

        Scherzer
        Price
        Carrasco
        McHugh
        Kazmir
        Rodney
        Britton
        Ottavino
        Gregerson
        Romo

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Gareth: dump Lind since carter just got 1B eligibility

  7. Larry says:
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    In a points league would you rather have McCutchen or Adam Jones?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Larry: depends on points values, do you get negative points for K’s?

  8. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Suavecito!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Grey: Its also one of my secret nicknames for you

  9. royce! says:
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    Howdy, JFOH! In order to pick up DJ for the week in my h2h (whom I will start over Harrison) I need to drop an SP. Who gets the boot: Volquez (vs. MIN, @CWS), Desclafani (@MIA, vs. CHC) or Burnett (vs. CHC, @ARI)?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: Volquez

    • J-FOH says:
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      @royce!: ROYCE! I can’t believe I just one worded you. We are planning our summer vaca and looking for a return trip to the Diego. When in July is the wifey due?

      • royce! says:
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        @J-FOH: She’s due in late July. When were you thinking of coming down?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @royce!: maybe June or early July

          • royce! says:
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            @J-FOH: That would work for me. Keep me posted on potential dates and I’ll make sure I can make it to a game or something.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @royce!: but of course

  10. Gareth says:
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    I know one of Grey’s mantras is avoiding carrying bench bats but I didn’t draft Vogt, Lind, Span, Carter, Headley and Aoki. They were all available and grabbed off the wire.

    Now I have to throw some of the guys out.

    It appears I am a fantasy baseball hoarder.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: I dont mind it early as you sort things out, I think long term Vogt will have more value than McCann

      • Gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: Agreed. When vogt got catcher eligibility I tried floating some trades involving mccann to other owners. No one’s interested though.

        One of them was McCann, Revere and lind for Bogaerts and Myers. Maybe that was a little unrealistic.

        I actually think Carter and Vogt got their extra eligibility on the same day, which helps with roster flexibility and is very cool since these guys were basically freebies.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Gareth: I’d try to flip McCann for a good handcuff like Giles or that MI you need

          • Gareth says:
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            @J-FOH: Yeah mccann for a donkeycorn or a decent MI would definitely work.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Gareth: most likely a brainfreeze

  11. Brian says:
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    Thanks for the write-ups. Quick question.

    In an NL-Only league (OPS replaces BA), Yusmiero Petit is on waivers and Travis Wood is a free agent.

    Would you drop Wilmer Flores and/or Alcantara for either/both of them? Both Flores and Alcantara sit on my bench most days, especially when they actually get hits. Sigh.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Brian: who is your starter at SS and 2B?

      • Brian says:
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        Probably should have shared that!

        I have Tulo at SS with Segura at UTIL. My second baseman is Josh Harrison. Thoughts with that context?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Brian: drop Alcantara

          • Brian says:
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            Sorry to keep bothering you, but would you drop Alcantara for Petit or for Travis Wood? And you’re also saying you would NOT drop Flores for the other, right?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Brian: I like Flores. I would grab wood. No worries it’s not a bother at all, this is what I do.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: nice cut, very good cruisin tune when the sun is out. That Crooklyn Dodgers cut I played was one I had completely forgot about

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: I really enjoyed that movie too. Why do most movies suck these days?

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: To fall in line with everything else sucking nowadays I guess

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: have you been to porn hub?…I don’t think so

              • nick the dick says:
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                @J-FOH: I have but I just use it as background noise to help me sleep

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @nick the dick:whatever white noise works

          • Happy Vegans says:
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            @J-FOH: Like everything nowadays, MR. FOH, money comes before substance. I mean, why shouldn’t the fallacy of shareholder value/corporate manifest destiny trump everything that runs counter to that concept? Our society has acquiesced to this myth and now we are nothing but the sugar cane to the grinder. Enjoy your last drops of sweetness.

            On another note, how about those Dodgers?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Happy Vegans: we have this massive drought and will have to pay absurd water prices while the corporate farms can do whatever they want for food they ship out of the country. I’m boycotting almonds, they require an average of one gallon of water to produce one almond and yet they keep plating more farms. Its a friggin joke. The land is now sinking in the valley from all this non-sense, but the people who only use 20% of the water will now be paying double and told to cut back.

  12. Harold says:
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    Got 3 questions:

    1. Drop Burnett for J. Kelly, N. Eovaldi, D. Haren, N. Martinez, O. Despaigne or just stream?

    Starters: Tyson Ross, Jeff Samardzija, A.J. Burnett, Danny Salazar, Carlos Martinez, Shane Greene

    2. I need a catcher, drop K. Davis for Norris, Joseph, Martin, Chirinos or Grandal?

    3. I have Kipnis and he’s been underwhelming, drop De Aza for J. Ramirez, Semien, LeMahieu, Utley, Herrera or Odor?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Harold:
      1) Hold for now, Burnett is solid
      2) martin if Davis is your low guy. He’s still a sleeping giant
      3) seems like a shallow league so I would ride DJ while he’s hot and gets that nice 7 game home stretch then keep adding the hot hand….Frankeninfidel!

      • Harold says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Thanks!

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Harold: no prob my man, thanks for coming in on a sunday

  13. Randall says:
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    Dang, Devon got pounded in the ribs…if he’s out for this week who’s a good MI fill-in?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Randall: without knowing who’s available I’d say Flores or you can take a speed flyer on Herrera in Philly. If DJ is out there I would grab him too

  14. Gareth says:
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    Cespedes with the grand salami. Oh well. It appears talk of the demise of Detroit this year was a little premature. They are scary good right now.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: I don’t know who was talking about that on the offensive side bt they didn’t know what they were talking about

      • Gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: I think there was some concern about the loss of scherzer, porcello, fister and smyly as well as Verlander, miggy and Victor coming off injuries.

        Clearly the offense is still elite and Price, Sanchez, Greene, Simon and Lobstein appear to be fine. They also caught a break with old man Nathan going on the DL.

        The White Sox were a trendy pick because of the great offseason they had and Cleveland were also discussed as possible division winners but it’s clearly Detroit that’s still the division juggernaut.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Gareth: don’t forget the Royals

        • The Harrow says:
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          @Gareth: really i would think price and scherzer balance each other out, anabell is anabell so it’s simon/lobstein/greene vs fister/smyly/porcello. The current group is worse, but offense is likely better than last year with cespedes all year. Soria being healthy (right now) is nice add to bullpen too. I have no idea where you read about the offense being bad though.

  15. Gareth says:
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    Another bomb from cespedes. 6 rbi’s.

    Quintana owners not too happy right now.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: Quintana needs to get dropped

  16. Hot Rod

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    Being offered Stanton for my Abreu in a keeper H2H points league. Thoughts? Swapping equals or am I trading up marginally by taking Stanton? Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JimmyBond: I’d want Stanton in a keeper, not necessarily equals but similarly valuable…the ceiling on Giancarlo is higher

  17. Pat says:
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    Salazar or Shane Greene?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Pat: Hot Salazar!

  18. Hot Rod

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    also – Travis got hurt today, rib contusion.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JimmyBond: I saw that lets pray its nothing serious

  19. Fastpitch says:
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    Which side in a keeper. Rendon and Keuchel or Dozier and G. Cole?
    I tried to get Nolan but he countered with Dozier. My 2nd bm are Valbuena and Prado.
    What do you think is fair compensation for Rendon? For example a #2 Outfielder, # 2-3 Sp, ect? Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Fastpitch: I wouldn’t do it. I want Rendon in a keeper

  20. Lenny Powers says:
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    I like Vogt too, but I don’t know if I should drop Molina for him in my points league. It’s a ten team cbs league. I have a lot of good hitters, so this move wouldn’t break me. So do you suggest that I should make the transaction ?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Lenny Powers: I would but I’m not a fan of Molina

  21. KLS says:
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    Better production going forward, Russell Martin or Vogt?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @KLS: I prefer Vogt for the power but should be pretty equal

  22. Operation Mindcrime says:
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    Never drafting HurriKKane Carter ever again, unless he puts up a season of .300/40. I wish the person in my league that picks him up when he gets hot well.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Operation Mindcrime: He’s still a donkey and needs to be treated as such.

    • The Harrow says:
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      @Operation Mindcrime: nobody would’ve ever thought he’d get near .300.

  23. Happyharry says:
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    Good Stuff Man!
    12 team, H2H, 6X6. I have Lind @DH and Headley @CI, would you drop either for Moustakas, Canhu, Kiermaier or Aoki?. Also need a P, DL’d Holland. Which one of this group-Kelly, Heston, Descalfani, Ottavino, Familia, Davis? Thanks Man

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Happyharry: Moose for now, I like Canha a lot and I suggest keeping your eye on him as well.

      For the pitchers it depends, For the starters can you stream? if not how much value do you assign to closers in H2H? I like Ottavino best if you are going for the saves and Heston if you want a starter

  24. Joeg414 says:
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    D’arnaud out 6 weeks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Joeg414: dammit I own him, good looking out

      • JoeG414 says:
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        @J-FOH:
        Whom to pick up : Cervelli , J.Castro, M.Montero , Suzuki or maybe the Mets rookie (if they call him up : Plawecki ?

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JoeG414: Id go Frankencatcher and just stream catchers as long as you dont have a moves limit and its weekly. I grabbed Roberto Perez first. I have a feeling they might call up Monell first since they only have two catchers on the 40 man rosters. I’ll be looking for updates all day

        • J-FOH says:
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          @JoeG414: my bad Plaweki got pulled out of his game today and is on his way up. I might roll the dice on him

  25. Gareth says:
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    Look at Middlebrooks making you look good!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: too bad my call was for tomorrow but I’ll take it!

  26. Zico says:
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    May I recommend “Souzaphone” as a nickname?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Zico: you can but Suavacito is sexy and reflects that smooth swing.

  27. Bob says:
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    ROS who do your prefer Souza or pederson? I know Dodgers have the best lineup but pederson is hitting so low.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bob: Its really close I have a feeling I will have them next to each other in the ranks next week. In regards to Pederson’s batting orders spot, I have a feeling he ends up in the leadoff spot or two hole later in the year.

      • Bob says:
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        @J-FOH: very nice. Thanks.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Bob: no prob. It was a good question. Souza going yard again today is exciting

  28. nick the dick says:
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    Austin Jackson FCL batty call!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @nick the dick: nice call, he wont see a lot of dongs this year…wait thats my league, screw you!

      • nick the dick says:
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        @J-FOH: haha yeah it was slim pickins for OF for a batty call tonight so Jackson vs a garbage lefty seemed good as any. Now if only my pitching would stop screwing the pooch daily. Bye bye Quintana…

        • J-FOH says:
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          @nick the dick: my pitching is on point…for now.

          • nick the dick says:
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            @J-FOH: well it is all relievers. I’d like some relief implosions from your guys. Peas and danks!

            • J-FOH says:
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              @nick the dick: its a bout 60/40 right now SP/RP. I told you how this is done before the season started. I don’t stream much this early, I wait til June and we have some real numbers to work with

              • nick the dick says:
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                @J-FOH: yessir, last I looked I think you had 1 starter. I wish I drafted that way a bit more, better/less starters, more relievers. Got lucky nabbing Otta and Familia before they got the closers job and having my offense keep me afloat. Early it may be, but i’m glad to be sitting around 2nd place after the Latos, Quintana, Hamels shitshow. Just happy to be here coach!

                • J-FOH says:
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                  @nick the dick: I have two starters, Odorizzi too, I’m still pissed about Ottavino, I had no idea he got dropped. He was my guy. Too many leagues Im in

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: Oh yeah, constant rosterbation until your hands are calloused and you’re almost blind…..from the keyboard and the bright screen of course

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: lots of churning the staff

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: Plenty switching positions and riding em while theyre hot

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: changes in grip is key to success

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: Especially while beating off in the bathroom quietly so my wife doesn’t hear, using my tears as lubrication and…..shit, I thought I had a baseball reference in there somewhere. Maybe something about shutting the door..Oh well, breaking balls!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: I prefer in the shower with the conditioner, I rattle the back of the toilet cover and it makes too much noise

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: These constant nuggets of wisdom are what keep me coming back. Teach me all you know real dad!

                    • J-FOH says:
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                      @nick the dick: the conditioner is good because if you get shampoo in the urethra it burns like hell..wait! what?

                  • nick the dick says:
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                    @J-FOH: Ever done 4 drops? *Charles Montgomery Plantangenet Shicklegruber Burns quiver* Excellent….

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      @nick the dick: it’s funny youse guys are lucking into homers from a-jax batty calls right when i’m benching him for the first time all year for smoak (starting for the 2nd or so time). I could’ve had a-jax in but i assumed uribe was starting (or at least he’d be likely to). need homers in this deep league more than anything else.

  29. M says:
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    Grandal or Chrinos this upcoming week?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @M: Grandal, Chirinos splits too much time and only has 5 games this week where grandal gets 6 and you can count on him playing in 5 of them

  30. Gareth says:
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    My B. Hamilton and McCann for his Hanley Ramirez?

    What do you think of this trade proposal?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Gareth: seems fair if you have speed in other places. I will warn you now I’m 99% sure Hanley goes on DL at some point.

      • Gareth says:
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        @J-FOH: Yeah I traded for Hanley last year in the second half and he was very frustrating.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Gareth: He dogs it and drives me nuts

  31. Ken dean says:
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    Should I trade Encarnacion n hamels for goldschmidt n puig?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Ken dean: you can try but I dont see the other owner accepting it.

  32. Jack says:
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    In H2H OBP league. My worst 3 hitters are L. Martin, Souza, Garcia. My worst 3 pitchers are Fiers, Smyle, Shoemaker. Smyle probably coming off the DL Friday. I’d like to replace him on DL with a free agent. Which of the following would be most worth waiting for given that I’d have to drop one of the players above when the player I picked comes off (VERY slight chance I could trade – my league doesn’t like trades).

    Hamilton
    Saunders
    Crisp
    Ryu
    Minor
    Josh Johnson
    Fields
    Nova
    B. Rondon
    Corbin
    Moore
    Parnell

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jack: Ryu but who is the rest of your outfield and utility?

      • Jack says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks in advance for the extra help.

        My other OF/UTIL are Ellsbury, Soler, Votto (or you could put Fielder in UTIL if you think he’s worse than Votto). Does this change your opinion?

        If you had to pick a hitter to pick up from that DL list, who would you pick up? Then pick of my current players to try to trade and another, if trading didn’t work to drop when the player came off DL. Remember this is an OBP league.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Jack: as much as I hate to say this I would hold Souza and Garcia and lose Martin. Votto over Fielder. Grab Ryu

          • Jack says:
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            @J-FOH: Thanks! Do you think Crisp coming off an injury is much better than Martin when he comes back? What’s your best guess at when Hamilton comes back & his stats afterward?

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Jack: no. Martin is better than crisp

  33. PaddyTwoTimes says:
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    Thanks for doing work on this Sunday. It’s nice to see someone else grinding on the weekend.

    As a bench bat, I am looking for multi-position. 11 team roto 5 x 5 (OBP) who do you like more D. Santana or Semien?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @PaddyTwoTimes: I prefer Santana but its getting closer

      • PaddyTwoTimes says:
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        @J-FOH: Appreciate it man. See if I can hold off.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @PaddyTwoTimes: No probs, I would, the A’s are playing crazy well right now and I think at the end of the year Santana will have better numbers.

  34. Bryan says:
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    JFoh, looking for a bench bat,looking to dump Guerrero because of that idiot Mattingly, who do u like more Cozart or Middlebrooks?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Bryan: Middlebrooks…c’mon he’s my creeper and he went yard again today

      • Bryan says:
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        @J-FOH: thanks i thought so

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Bryan: no prob. Cizart is not exciting

  35. BigRedLatrine says:
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    PAAAAAAAX

    He really needs to stop taking huge stinky dumps on my ratios.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @BigRedLatrine: depending on league and roster size he’s either benched or dropped

  36. steve says:
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    oba league w 2 catchers. no dl slots. lost jaso and d’arnaud. can add two between…Rosario, hundley, mckenry, hanigan and Suzuki. hundley & suzuki seem like they would hurt more than help. which two would you choose? or just wait for jaso and TDA?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @steve: Mets are calling up Plawecki so I would go grab him. Is perez from Cleveland out there? If not then go with hundley

      • steve says:
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        Thanks! @J-FOH:

        • J-FOH says:
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          @steve: no prob, thanks for coming in today

  37. My Wood is LONGoria says:
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    Who wins?
    a. Chris Davis and Ramos
    b. Springer and Vogt.

  38. PhrasingBackInTheMix says:
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    Looking forward to following this Top 100 feature as it evolves, very interesting read.

    I’m in a weekly 10-team H2H points league where the pitching scoring is 1 IP = 2.5 pts and 1 W = 5 points (the rest standard). So the 2 start guys are pretty valuable when they do well. Right now, my staff is: Scherzer, Shields, Richards, McHugh, Shoemaker, Yordano, Greene. Someone just dropped Iwakuma, who has a 2 start week coming up. Would you drop any of the above to pick him up?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @PhrasingBackInTheMix: Yordano, His K/BB is terrible and I think Iwakuma will be fine. He ran into two good offenses to start the year

  39. Tom says:
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    McCarthy looked pretty good today 6 IP, 6K, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 ER in line for the win. Do you like him or Kennedy from the time Kennedy comes off DL?

    • Tom says:
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      @Tom: Throw Shoemaker & Hutchinson in there too. Pick one of those 4 from time Kennedy comes back.

      • J-FOH says:
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        @Tom: Shoe, but its close with McCarthy

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Tom: its a push for me, Kennedy should have more K’s and McCarthy have better ratios

  40. Jerry says:
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    Hey, J-FOH!

    1. Drop Morales for Souza?

    2. Drop Hughes for Burnett, DeScalfani, Travis Wood, or Jimmy Nelson?

    Thanks for the help and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jerry:
      1) Yes
      2) I’m not a Hughes fan, if you can stream his spot I would, any of those guys is good, but if you must I would go Burnett first, then Nelson or DeScalfani next

      You’re welcome, you too

  41. Abe Froman says:
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    How much should I bid on Danny Salazar out of my $100 FAAB? 10 team, AL-only roto, 6×6 with holds.

    For context, winning bids on pitchers last week included Masterson ($6), Eovaldi (7), Milone (10), Joe Kelly (13), and Edison Volquez (24)

    Would likely be dropping Brett Cecil to make room.

    • Abe Froman says:
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      @Abe Froman:

      It’s also a keeper league, if that changes anything

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Abe Froman: If Volquez went for 24 I’d think at least $30 +. I would like to get Sky’s opinion on this, he’s a veteran FAAB guy. I just pinged him and hopefully he comes in soon and throws in his two cents. I’ve only played mixed league FAAB

      • Abe Froman says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Gotcha. $24 is sort of a ceiling, because once you bid $25, you need to keep him the following year at that price. But we still could do it if you think it’s worth it.

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Abe Froman: ah, then it comes down to your priority because I must assume someone else will bid $24

          • Abe Froman says:
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            @J-FOH:

            Alright–we’ll give that a whirl. Really appreciate the input. And let me know if Sky has anything to say, too.

            • J-FOH says:
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              @Abe Froman: will do, check back later

            • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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              @Abe Froman: volquez at $24 is bat shit. but $25 and being forced to keep at that price is crazy too for even salazar. but really that depends on what your whole team budget is. $25 long term cost for salazar could be fair (esp if volquez at $24 isn’t really crazy)

              • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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                @Crapshoot Kershaw: if it’s standard $260 it does seem high though.

  42. J says:
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    Shallow 10 Teamer, standard 5×5

    My SP staff:
    Degrom
    Carrasco
    McHugh
    Keuchel
    Shoemaker
    Greene
    Fiers
    Bauer
    Salazar

    Drop anyone for Rodon?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @J: tough call, Rodon is going to the pen, if you really want to you can dump Fiers

  43. Jeter North says:
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    Lost D ‘Arnaud, best replacement?
    Caleb Joseph
    Perez ( Cle)
    Plawecki
    Realmuto

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jeter North: Jospeh but keep your eye on Plwecki

  44. joe says:
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    Drop anyone for Rodon?
    SP: Cole, Cashner, Richards, Shark, Greene, Salazar
    RP: Street, Feliz, Grilli, Castro

    12 team standard

    • J-FOH says:
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      @joe: he’s set to go to the pen but its hard to think he stays there all year. I dont like Cashner and you can drop him if you feel like gambling on Rodon getting in rotation at some point

  45. James says:
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    My 5 closers in a 10 team 5×5 H2H league are Chapman, Grilli, Soria, Ottavino, & Castro. There are only 4 rp slots. Most teams carry 3 or less closers. I’d like to strengthen my SP. I’d like to propose pick any 2 except Chapman for Garrett Richards. Assuming they take Grilli & Ottavino, am I giving up too much? Nathan is a free agent.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @James: start with Grilli and Soria then go Castro next. I like Ottavino a lot

  46. Anthony says:
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    Hey J-foh, Salazar or Bauer? Thanks

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Anthony: Salazar, but its close

  47. frank says:
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    Great read! Any thoughts to extend past top 100? what range of sp should I reasonable expect in return for andrus and would it be advisable to move him if it leaves Santana and j Ramirez in my sarting lineup in a 16 tm lg?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @frank: nah, but I thought about adding a just missed the cut mini list.

      Id hold for now, Ramirez should be replaced a some point by Lindor

  48. jojo says:
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    H2H—I’m worried Zobrist is going to be hurt continually this year. Ealier this week he missed 2 days because of a heel. Today he jams his knee. I need a SS. Drop Zobrist for Segura??? I also could drop Rusney,but have that felling he will be special. Redraft. TIA

    • J-FOH says:
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      @jojo: Segura good point on Zobrist, I over looked that this week. Rusney is a tough call, he seems injury prone and they are log jammed. He might be something but you will be wasting a roster spot to find out.

  49. 0z Jay says:
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    No Rendon in the top 100? Expect him to take a while to get going?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @0z Jay: I don’t put DL players in there til they are back on the field

    • Crapshoot Kershaw says:
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      @0z Jay: it’s a ROS if every day of it happened now kind of affair (if that makes any sense), since sometimes people either don’t come back, come back really late, or (worst) come back and suck since they aren’t really healthy or acclimated. Or (2nd worst) come back, start shitty, and get reinjured.

  50. M says:
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    Weekly league-Start D.Travis or A.Escobar for the upcoming week? Both guys DTD.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @M: thats a tough one, I would think Escobar is due back sooner but there isn’t enough info to make a call with confidence. Really at this point its a flip of the coin because I wouldn’t expect either back til Tuesday

  51. de nachos says:
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    Whenever Cespedes homers I hear this song
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=50kxtUSGMgg
    I see by rankings that you’re still higher on Calhoun than Wil Myers but is SD’s Colorado visit enough to roster Myers over Kole? No bench so the other goes to waivers.

    I drank a lot of diet coke today so feeling lucid but tweekishly indecisive.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @de nachos: yeah I need to see a little more out of Myers. Id go Myers in Colorado this week

      Nice song, were you playing that while grilling and drinking?

      • de nachos says:
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        @J-FOH: that tune is a classic. Boneless ribeyes today. And I kept the lampshade off my head, unlike the night before. I’m hoping Calhouns leg problems are behind him, although Id like to see a SB eventually.

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          @de nachos: Boneless? I prefer them bone in, better flavor

  52. JAV says:
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    At util, travis snider, kendry morales, or devon travis?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JAV: Morales but I wouldn’t drop travis if you own him. With no timetable its hard to predict the duration of his injury today

  53. Skeezix says:
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    Dammit, how long does it take a catcher to recover from a fractured hand? I have to decide what to do to replace D’Arnaud in a 2=catcher league where we only get a handful of waiver pickups all year (3 left), and my second guy is Zunino! If it’s only a few weeks then I may just leave D’Arnaud in there, but I’m thinking it’s much longer than that…

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Skeezix: 6 to 8 weeks would be my optimistic guess.

      • Skeezix says:
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        @J-FOH: Thanks J-FOH, that pretty much settles it. Would you drop Peavy or Gausman? I would much rather own Gausman long term, but it’s hard to justify when he’s no guarantee to earn a rotation spot. I also have Howard, but dropping him means I have no 1B backup (I only have 3 more waiver claims left until the end of August).

        • J-FOH says:
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          @Skeezix: so you can only make waivers and cant add without making a claim? With those kind of restrictions I would just wait til you get a definitive timetable on TdA

  54. adam says:
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    Vogt or Norris(SD) ROS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @adam: VOGT!

  55. adam says:
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    travis snider or Jake Lamb for utlity postion ROS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @adam: Snider, but both will sit vs. lefties

  56. Andre says:
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    Great write up J-Foh!

    A couples questions:

    1) I’ve gotten nothing from Mesoracco. Are you dropping him for Voght?

    2) Devon Travis is available. Do you drop Daniel Murphy for him?

    3). Would you drop Bruce or Zimmerman (using him in the OF bc of injuries for Souza?

    My League has a cap on number of moves, so these would need to be ROS. League categories are Hits,Runs,Avg,HR,RBI,Walks, and Steals.

    Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Andre: Thanks!
      1) Vogt, Meso isn’t right and might end up on the DL
      2) I still like Murphy and Travis got hurt today hard to know until we get more info on Travis
      3) Id drop Zimmerman for Souza and play him

  57. burningbridges247 says:
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    J-FOH,
    Morales or Middlebrooks ROS? Middlebrooks appears to be heating up, and I am really liking him for this week, but how about after that? Thank you, sir!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @burningbridges247: its Morales ROS. Midlebrooks could catch fire but I prefer to play it a little safer

  58. sternal says:
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    Who do you like better in a keeper league.. G. Polonco or Ozuna?.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @sternal: Polanco, he has a great ceiling and five tools

  59. JB says:
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    cargo and paxton for madbum and austin jackson?? which side do u like

    • J-FOH says:
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      @JB: I don’t like either side but I guess take best player and thats Mad Bum

  60. Chris says:
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    Ryan Braun looks like garbage. I’m not sure he can play without the roids. I can’t even get anyone to trade for an average player. No one wants him. I’ve got players like carlos rodon and archie bradley on the wire that I could use. Is it crazy to be thinking about flat out dropping him or should I just suck it up, ride it out and hope he turns it around a little. Of course in the meantime those other players won’t be there anymore. 10 team H2H points league. What do you think?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Chris: ride it out, Im sure you have other drops

  61. Jonathan says:
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    Deep NL-only, which two do we prefer: Bourjos, Ethier, E Campbell. Does that change if it’s for the next two weeks vs. a few months longer?

    • Jonathan says:
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      @Jonathan: Should’ve said: roto 5×5. And thanks.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Jonathan: Campbell til Wright returns. Ethier may get moved and can end up in the AL

  62. Red machine says:
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    Hey j-foh!

    At 1b for week 3 are you starting Carlos Santana, Napoli, or Todd Frazier?

    At 3rd are you starting Carlos Santana, Kris Bryant or Todd Frazier

    Utility Carlos Santana or add any one of these to start at utility:

    Mike moustakas, Alex Rodriguez, Devon Travis, Marcus semien, Michael cuddyer, denard span

    My current IF is Jose Iglesias

    On 2b I have odor keep or drop odor for Devon Travis?

    • Red machine says:
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      @Red machine:

      Never mind to a-Rod & cuddyer they were just added by someone

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Red machine: as long as travis is Ok from today I prefer him over Odor.
      1st base Santana
      3rd base Frazier
      Util play Bryant

  63. Adam says:
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    Napoli or Vogt ROS?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Adam: Vogt, would he be your catcher or Utility?

  64. Adam says:
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    Would u drop Travis snider to pick up Vogt for utility??

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Adam: Snider, who is your catcher?

  65. Robert says:
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    Is billy butler for real?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Robert: yes he is, I liked the move to Oakland for him. Our resident deep league expert Sky and i chatted about him a few times and the KC approach the last two years hurt his game. He is still young and I like him

    • jal179 says:
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      @Robert:

      Those moobs are very real– product of Golden Corral

      Who knows, zero power upside… likely just a hot start. Guy must sweat gravy

      • J-FOH says:
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        @jal179: I wouldn’t say no power he’s gonna surprise this year

  66. The Jerk Store says:
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    Fiers or Salazar?

  67. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Vogt over Ramos ROS?

  68. coorona says:
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    avisail/souza/joc ROS?

    in a 10 team league:

    also. t. bauer/pollock for fowler/arrieta

    moose/d. travis for kenley jansen

    • J-FOH says:
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      @coorona: Avisail but Id try to find a way to hold all three for now

      Arrieta side

      Jansen

  69. Operation Mindcrime says:
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    Knock on wood, but hope I don’t have to make any moves for awhile. Only have $67 FAAB left out of 200. Added a last-minute $3 bid on Jordan Walden just in case Rosenthal, he of the vomitous WHIP, loses his job.

    10 tm Weekly H2H Categories with Total Bases instead of HR and Quality Starts instead of Wins, stats reset weekly, lineups set daily, 5-start minimum/7-start maximum.

    C (1B): Stephen Vogt (won him with $5 dropping D’Arnaud tonight)
    1B: Abreu
    2B (3B): Lawrie
    3B: Arod (won him with $15 bid dropping HurriKKane Carter tonight)
    SS: Boegarts
    3 OF: Giancarlo, Soler, Avisail Garcia
    2 UT: Goldy and Seager
    Bench: C, 1B Grandal, SS/OF Odubel Herrera (won him with $4 bid dropping K. Jepsen tonight, literally heard of him for first time today, love that he’s hitting leadoff and the SS eligibility and late-week sub for steals), OF Eaton (late week sub for steals), 1B/OF Morse, SS/2B/3B Semien (late week sub for steals), OF Travis Snider
    Start 9 P: Kluber, Strasburg, Harvey, AJ Burnett (won him for $6 dropping K Herrera, matchups dependent or to get to 5 starts min), Gregerson, Clippard, Ottavino, Miguel Castro, Walden

    Team is built to maximize plate appearances and minimize starter innings while having best K/9 overall. Think I’m set for awhile or anything you would change such as dropping Semien/Herrera/Eaton for more one-categoryish steal people like Gose or Micah Johnson?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Operation Mindcrime: I like it, sounds like you have your strategy down. If anything I would want another SP option for tough schedule week or if a starter gets pushed back or is a late scratch.

  70. coorona says:
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    alex wood or archer?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @coorona: Archer looks really good right now

  71. Clatehere says:
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    Ok it’s an AL only 11 team league…
    Needless to say the pickins are slim slim slim.
    And Schoop is now out for awhile….
    Rank these players…if you can…gah how bout you rank the best 3 lord help me.
    Heck maybe it’s better to hold an empty slot?
    Thanks for the help mates.

    Forsythe
    Drew
    flaherty
    Paredes
    Rosales
    Beckham
    Leon
    dykstra
    Smoak

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Clatehere: Forsythe, Drew and Beckham if its Tim Beckham, if its not then Smoak

      You need guys who are getting AB’s first and foremost

  72. Champsok1 says:
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    Would you drop Tajuan Walker to pick up Carlos Rondon?
    My staff is Matt Harvey, A Wood, M Wacha, B Colon, M Pineda, Shoemaker, Walker and
    RP are Betances, Farquar and have Parnell on dl….

    If not walker who???? Thanks in advance!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Champsok1: sounds good. Walker isn’t worth holding at this point. Know that Rodon is starting in the pen and I don’t think he stays there that long.

  73. sport says:
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    Good stuff Jfoh. I think you do really good with this column.

    I am not panicking with Beltre but I might be able to move him for Heyward and Pablo. I have to throw in Lawrie to make it work. It’s regular 5×5 roto redraft. Thoughts?

    Thank you for your help and all the work you do.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @sport: thanks my man I appreciate that. Id take the Heyward and Pablo side.

  74. pondfrogsplash says:
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    Should I drop Paxton or Fiers for Nelson? Both Paxton and Fiers’ velocity is down.

    • J-FOH says:
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      @pondfrogsplash: Fiers, I know its only about 1 MPH for each but I’m not overly concerned yet

  75. Dommattingly says:
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    Do I drop Porcello for Desclafani?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Dommattingly: I do it and ride the hot arm

  76. Dommattingly says:
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    Do I drop Porcello and Fiers for Desclafani and Castro?

  77. Raj says:
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    What do you think of Odubel Herrera or Ender Inciarte? I like Herrera’s speed & pop a little better if he can hit for average consistently but I have a feeling he will go cold since he can get K happy. Inciarte may not have quite as much pop/speed but he seems like a better bet to hit for average, and thus more likely to stick. Am I reading this right?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Raj: sounds about right

  78. Adam says:
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    I have Norris at Catcher and napoli at Utility
    Napoli looks awful

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Adam: @Adam: I’d take Vogt at catcher over Norris and hold Napoli for a bit longer. It’s still early

  79. Connor says:
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    Was getting tired of Yelich and got offered Cain for him straight up! Couldn’t resist. Love these posts man. Keep up the awesome work!

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Connor: Thanks for the kind words. It’s a big risk but I’m cool with that. It feels pretty lateral but you never know with Cain’s upside

  80. Relsh says:
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    Loving your posts so far. Surprised to not see Wilin Rosario mentioned here. His splits at Coors last year are pretty impressive. Even if he’s stuck in a platoon at first and only gets half the at-bats this week as Hundley, don’t you think he’s worthy of a spot start?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @Relsh: Thanks. he definitely is worth it but his ownership is over the threshold to recommend. If he’s available I would stream him against the lefties.

  81. m says:
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    Semien or O Herrera ros and is it close?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @m: Semien for now but keep an eye on Herrera

  82. m says:
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    Semien or Elvis Andrus ros ?

    • J-FOH says:
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      @m: Andrus

        • J-FOH says:
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          @m: I own Andrus too and I feel ya

  83. Braun Weasleys says:
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    What side of the trade would you want?

    Bryant and Springer for Mccutchen and headley

      • Braun Weasleys says:
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        @J-FOH:

        Ahh thank god, already made the trade haha, not excited about cutch’s knee and haircut..

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