A few weeks back, I was on vacation and the Big Magoo covered the creeper. He did one hell of a job by making good calls and changing up the format. This week, I’m feeling inspired by the Big Magoo and will follow in his form. I should literally follow in his form because we are similar in height, but not in weight. I’m always looking at schedules every week to help assist with my creeper, but this week I’m taking it a step further. I’m going all in on home parks. This is my mixed bag of who to grab throughout the week because you should be shuffling players in and out as long as you don’t have restrictions on moves…

  • Justin Bour, 1B (3.5%) – The left-handed power-hitting first baseman is one of two Marlins I like to open with this week. The fish visit lefty-power friendly Miller Park, and he gets three right-handers who have given up a combined 34 home runs this year. He’s hit all his dongs off right-handers and only sits against lefties. If you need some pop for three days, then give the wild Bour a shot.
  • Derek Dietrich, 2B, 3B, OF (1.9%) – My other lefty fish option only has three less homers than Bour and hits better on the road and against righties. He already has a dong against Wednesday’s starter Willy Peralta, and with his multi-position eligibility, he might be easier to fit in your line-up than Bour. Dietrich is making a lot harder contact and cutting his ground balls this year as well. Besides, who doesn’t love some DD? That link is safe for work, but I wouldn’t click it while driving because you might get in an accident.
  • Aaron Hill, 2B,3B (2.6%) – He’s been hot and if he keeps it up when he flys into Cincy, then I want him in my line-up. Well, at least for the Thursday and Friday games when he gets two pitchers with a combined 23.2 innings on the year and a total of 3 homers given up between them.
  • Jake Lamb, 3B (7.3%) – On Saturday and Sunday the D-Backs get two righties, and that is when you want to swap Hill out for Lamb, who at 7.3% owned, should be an option after he probably sits for the first two games of the series. Those weekend games are a nice opportunity as the starters he faces have given up a combined 11 HR’s at home this year in only 88 innings.
  • Michael Conforto, OF (11.4%) – The rookie gets his first trip to Coors Canaveral where everyone is Bichetter. Downside is that he will sit on Saturday with a lefty on the mound. If you have a rosterbating/batty calling problem, then I would try to get him in your line-up for the Friday and Sunday game. This is a total rookie nookie upside hail mary play. I love these…
  • Michael Cuddyer, OF (13.5%) – A return to his former home is getting the glass cutters primed. I was chatting with Magoo back in July when Justin Turner returned to New York to play the Mets andI told him to play him in his NFBC league because Jack loves him some “returning to your old home park plays”. Turner donged and I am counting on Cuddy to do the same. Do you need any other reason?
  • Juan Uribe, 3B (2.5%) / Kelly Johnson, 1B, 3B, OF (8.1%) – By working the corners and able to go yard, these two are stuck together. Back in Week 14, I suggested Uribe when I nudged him over Johnson but in reality I liked both that week. Johnson was ridiculous, but Uribe? Not so much. I’m confident we get Uribe for all three games but I would be keeping an eye on KJ. If Duda gets back on the field Tuesday then KJ may be a non option. Follow the Mets this week and watch the usage as they have a whole ton of blahmehpukey options for everyday time.
  • J.T. Realmuto, C (7.9%) – This week’s Frankencatcher is an under owned fish playing at Miller Park. He gets regular playing time and can put it over the fences regardless of the park. Not much else to say on this one so I’ll take this opportunity to go all 2014 me and bring back Hip Hop Sunday. Yo Ralph, where you at?. Respect the King! is what Grey always tells me…when I get out of line. Did you know that Matt Truss the DFS Hippo rang me up like an Alarm Clock when he re-introduced me to Statik Selektah? I say re-introduced because after further review I had this cut buried in my iTunes. I felt like such a dumba**. Anythehoo, I want to close this out to you, my Gz, Pimps, Hustlers….and I’ll take My Hoe too.


The Top 100 Hitters

1 Mike Trout OF LAA
2 Paul Goldschmidt 1B AZ
3 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR
4 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
5 Nolan Arenado 3B COL
6 Bryce Harper OF WAS
7 Manny Machado 3B BAL
8 Jose Abreu 1B CHW
9 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL
10 Andrew McCutchen OF PIT
11 Jose Bautista OF TOR
12 J.D. Martinez OF DET
13 Todd Frazier 3B CIN
14 Carlos Correa SS HOU
15 Chris Davis 3B BAL
16 Nelson Cruz OF SEA
17 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET
18 Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR
19 Charlie Blackmon OF COL
20 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR
21 Mark Teixeira 1B NYY
22 Ryan Braun OF MIL
23 A.J. Pollock OF ARI
24 Yoenis Cespedes OF NYM
25 Kris Bryant 3B CHC
26 Adam Jones OF BAL
27 Albert Pujols 1B LAA
28 Prince Fielder 1B TEX
29 Jose Altuve 2B HOU
30 Brett Gardner OF NYY
31 Joey Votto 1B CIN
32 Lorenzo Cain OF KC
33 Brian Dozier 2B MIN
34 Starling Marte OF PIT
35 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD
36 Jay Bruce OF CIN
37 Eric Hosmer 1B KC
38 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL
39 Justin Upton OF SD
40 Michael Brantley OF CLE
41 Jacoby Ellsbury OF NYY
42 Kole Calhoun OF LAA
43 Kyle Seager 3B SEA
44 David Ortiz DH BOS
45 Miguel Sano 3B MIN
46 Carlos Gomez OF HOU
47 Hunter Pence OF SF
48 Hanley Ramirez SS BOS
49 Ian Kinsler 2B DET
50 Kyle Schwarber C CHC
51 Giancarlo Stanton DL OF MIA
52 George Springer DL OF HOU
53 Robinson Cano 2B SEA
54 Randal Grichuk OF STL
55 Ian Desmond SS WAS
56 Matt Kemp OF SD
57 Russell Martin C TOR
58 Yasiel Puig OF LAD
59 Brian McCann C NYY
60 Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY
61 Matt Carpenter 3B STL
62 Mookie Betts OF BOS
63 Adam Eaton OF CHW
64 Jose Reyes SS COL
65 Shin-Soo Choo OF TEX
66 Jhonny Peralta SS STL
67 Kolten Wong 2B STL
68 Kendrys Morales 1B KC
69 Melky Cabrera OF CHW
70 Gerardo Parra OF BAL
71 Ben Revere OF TOR
72 Evan Gattis C HOU
73 Lucas Duda 1B NYM
74 Brandon Crawford SS SF
75 Joc Pederson OF LAD
76 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX
77 Dee Gordon 2B MIA
78 Billy Hamilton OF CIN
79 Jason Heyward OF STL
80 Evan Longoria 3B TB
81 Cesar Hernandez 2B PHI
82 Gregory Polanco OF PIT
83 Marlon Byrd OF CIN
84 Brandon Belt 1B SF
85 Matt Duffy 3B SF
86 Rougned Odor 2B TEX
87 Billy Burns OF OAK
88 Adam Lind 1B MIL
89 Jung Ho Kang SS PIT
90 Victor Martinez 1B DET
91 Anthony Rendon 2B WAS
92 Maikel Franco 3B PHI
93 Jason Kipnis DL 2B CLE
94 Brandon Phillips 2B CIN
95 Curtis Granderson OF NYM
96 Mark Trumbo OF SEA
97 Delino DeShields Jr. 2B TEX
98 Justin Turner 3B LAD
99 DJ LeMahieu 2B COL
100 Ben Zobrist 2B KC



  • And lay John Coltrane play with that LoCain face.. .Action Bronson knows what was up this year, as his hit-track talks about Grey’s favorite late rounder. I don’t know about you, but that’s how I hear it when I listen. Devil’s dandruff? Yeah right! Respect the King of KC! He currently sits 12th on the player rater and Steamers predicts he will go 21/3/21/7/.283 the rest of the way. Yeah I know, not the sexiest total you have ever seen, but if he gets that he will have a final line of 95/15/73/28/.300. I’ve juggled him all over this list because he has always been a “not quite there yet” player and gaining faith in a fallen false idol has been a fantasy fallacy for years and years. He has a few good things going for him this year that might help explain the change. First, the FB% is up while the GB% is down. Second, his home run to fly percentage is way up at 11.7%, but that’s not his career peek. That happened in 2012 when in only 244 AB’s he hit 7 HR’s and pulled at all our heart strings. I wouldn’t worry too much because at 11.7% its not unreasonable. I think he can surpass steamers dong totals when you take into consideration the increase in flyballs and the 12% increase in hard contact.


  • I’ve had the Candy Man Can song for the Grandyman stuck in my head all day. He is almost a zombino at age 34 and as he sits right now he will surpass last years home run and steals total. If you were to tell me in the pre-season he would go 27/12 I would of asked you who your dealer was and if they had any more. He could be a nice cheap power/runs target in a trade, if you can still make them, or is surely an add in shallow leagues that are starved for power….Who can take a ball yard, sprinkle in some bags. Cover it with chocolate and a dong or two. The Grandy Man, oh the Grandy Man can.


  • You think this is funny Adrian? This ain’t no joke foo, this is fantasy baseball. I give up on Adrian Beltre. I let him hold me in that rear naked choke for too long… wait! what? No that’s not it, it was an armbar, yeah that’s it, the move is an armbar. I feel that guys will usually get their numbers and with Beltre a repeat of last year didn’t seem too far out of the realm of possibility. Even if he lost a few dongs, a batting average north of .300 and good RBI/Runs totals didn’t seem too unrealistic. But nope, he crapped on us all like a hippo. I can’t believe I traded for him in the hopes that BA would turn around. F**k you Beltre, get your bald a**back on the motherf**kin’ roids.
  • Before I call it a day I wanted to point out that there are lots of other players on the cusp of my list. David Peralta, Neil Walker, Ender Inciarte, Khris Davis, Francisco Lindor, Dexter Fowler, Alexei Ramirez, Avisail Garcia, Aaron Hicks, Rusney Castillo, Ryan Howard, Carlos Santana, and Pablo Sandoval are all close. There are so many players that are needs based at this point. So if you see one of your favorites not on the list then look here. This blurb also proves to me you read the whole post before you start in.



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  1. SwaggerJackers says:

    Gotta put Crush Davis above The Todd Father at this point, right?

    In an OBP league, who do you think I should roll with at catcher? Russel Martin, D’Arnaud, JT Realworld

    • J-FOH says:

      @SwaggerJackers: it’s close but I trust the Todd more than crush. Crush can still put up an 0-30 run and no one would be shocked. I want Martin there every day.

  2. Eric says:

    Duffy or Parra ROS?

    • J-FOH says:

      @Eric: depends on needs.

      • Eric says:


        Not sure what you mean. Buck does not like to steal.

        • J-FOH says:

          @Eric: Parra is an OF who should have more runs and has the upside for steals. Duffy should have more RBI opps and plays a corner spot. Home Runs are a wash

  3. CoachGonzo says:

    Keeper league question , but playing for this years title…his cargonzalez, street,and buxton for my stanton and soler? ……also,will soler ever hit for some power? Thx in advance razzball

    • CoachGonzo says:

      @CoachGonzo: Sorry, one question. ..is it safe to assume that stanton is done for this year?

    • J-FOH says:

      @CoachGonzo: Its not safe to assume stanton is done yet and Im not sure when Soler will hit for power again but he will. I dont like that deal in a keeper league

  4. Oranje says:

    Which lineup option sounds more productive: Current–2b- Rendon, MI-Odor and Util-Desmond
    Or 2b-Odor, MI-Desmond and Util-Moustakes.
    Does the potential of Rendon justify starting him even though he is doing little or do I bench him for some Moist-tacos?

    • J-FOH says:

      @Oranje: Id sit Rendon and start looking for a hot schmotato or someone better in the FA pool then moistasskisses

  5. Skeezix says:

    Yo J-FOH! I have two separate questions, the first a surprising one involving an injury returnee. Would you start Odubel Herrera over Jason Kipnis at 2B this week, given that Kipnis may not return until Tuesday? Herrera has been decent lately, though this is probably a stretch since each should still have 6 starts.

    The second is around whether to use either Gausman this week given his 2-start week. I’m assuming that Cole and Carrasco are auto given their 2-start weeks, Kluber (@BOS) and Scherzer (@COL) too also even though Max has been meh. That means I need to pick one from Gausman (NYM, MIN), Lester (DET), or Hendricks (ATL). Go with the hot Lester?

    • J-FOH says:

      @Skeezix: Id run Kipnis out there. As bad as I want to say Lester I’m assuming this is H2H and would gamble on Gausman

      • Skeezix says:

        @J-FOH: It’s actually Roto. I take it you’re leaning Lester? I was too to be honest, but I’ve had Gausman on my bench all year and it seems like if there is a week to use him this might be it. I’m way up in Ks, so it’s really the ratios and Wins that I’m interested in.

        • J-FOH says:

          @Skeezix: play Lester if you dont need the K’s

  6. The G says:

    Great work as always J-FOH!

    Nice to see Polanco enter the rankings at 82. Glad that Freeman is in the top 50 and on his way back from injury…

    Thoughts on Trout ROS. Can/will he hit 40+ HRs this yr? His RBIs are way down this yr….but its not really his fault. I think Trumbo was a good fit in that lineup…and Albert is doing good considering he’s past his prime. Its a redraft league.

    • J-FOH says:

      @The G: Trout is 11th in RBI’s and that can change real fast, he’s only 9 away from being 4th. His runs are 4th best and I do think he hits 40. Im a little surprised how much love I gave freeman…its a gamble. Thanks for the kind words and where is the SHiT?

      • The G says:

        My bro works a ton. He doesnt read as much as he would like to. He’ll be at the house for the draft party next wknd…

        I was surprised you ranked Freeman so high too. I didnt realize Trout was that close to top5 for RBIs. Trout has an outside shot at a .300/40/100/20 yr…scary good

        • J-FOH says:

          @The G: when it comes to numbers it’s all relative to what everyone else is doing. He’s still the top dog

  7. Brian says:

    Keeper League Question. I’m in first by four points in my NL-Only League (traditional stats with OPS replacing BA). I’ve been killing it this year, but got really stung when both Tulo and Hamels were traded out of the league and have watched my lead dwindle from 10 points to four. Is it worth trading Jose Fernandez who is a nine dollar keeper (!) for Kenley Jansen and Trevor Rosenthal (neither keepable) which would pretty much assure me the crown? Or should I ask for keepers in return in a trade like Jose Fernadez for Joe Ross, Steven Matz and Arodys Vizcaino (all $5)? or should I just hang on (I suspect I have at least a 70% chance of winning if I do nothing) and enjoy my $9 J-Fer for the next four years (a keeper costs $5 more each year he is kept).

    Also, how worried should I be about J-Fer’s shoulder stiffness?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    • J-FOH says:

      @Brian: of I’m trading jofer I want a keeper starter back and a closer to help you win

      • Brian says:

        Thanks! I’ll send some offers out.

  8. Mike says:

    Who’s more valuable in a dynasty a 9th round Bryce or a 24th round Correa? 5×5 head to head league

    • J-FOH says:

      @Mike: correa

  9. Chucky says:

    Bryant at 25? It’s amazing what kind of equity 1 RBI per week can buy nowadays. I bailed on supa-rook weeks ago and haven’t looked back. Correa he’s not. Been getting my production from the Seagers, Plouffes and Valencia’s of the world off the WW.

    • J-FOH says:

      @Chucky: good for you

  10. JoeG414 says:

    Batty Call for Monday, please pick the best three.
    C.Beltran – home vs MN. Gibson (waiver clam )
    A.Jackson – @ Tex. Hamels
    Bour @Mil. Garza
    C.Rasmus vs TB. Ramierz
    D.Jennings vs Hou. Kazmir

    Need R,RBI , HR and SB.
    6×6 roto

    • J-FOH says:

      @JoeG414: Bour and Rasmus

  11. ROTO OVERLORD says:

    J-FOH Nice post man, Yanks fan here but also watched the mets not look ready for the playoffs this weekend as well…I like the list in the last blurb, i have noticed a few of those, own peralta, played against lindor this week, not points though I know you would flip! Where do you rank eaton on that list? in the mix or ish dont think so

    • J-FOH says:

      @ROTO OVERLORD: I have Eaton at 63, he’s displayed the best power of his career and is batting leadoff on a team making a playoff push.

  12. Grey

    Grey says:

    Just got home and listened, I like Alarm Clock, you love these slow jams, lady rap tunes…

    • J-FOH says:

      @Grey: I need mellowing, they help

  13. Skeezix says:

    I need to replace Duda as one of my DHs – roto league. I’ve got a cushion in all counting stats except for SB, where i’m in 3rd. Is that enough justification to put Dyson in my lineup for his week? Other options are Avisail Garcia (7 games), Yangervis Solarte (6 games), Odubel Herrera (6 games). Hanley is another option, but he’s iffy for Tuesday.

    • J-FOH says:

      @Skeezix: is dyson playing everyday? Herrera

  14. Jerry says:

    Hey, Jack Full! Leake, Nelson or Tyson Ross ros? Thanks!

    • J-FOH says:

      @Jerry: o prefer Nelson. I’d also ask JB tomorrow in his top 100 pitchers post

  15. Happyharry says:

    Hey Man, I need to drop one of these MI’s when Kipnis is activated. Which one would you prefer the ROS? Aybar or Asdrubal Cabrera?

    • J-FOH says:

      @Happyharry: neither, both are ownable as hot hands. Play Kipnis and drop Aybar

  16. MarvPesos

    trades have got my stress cranked to eleven says:

    Hey guys,
    10-to H2H league, keeper (keep12)
    Been offered
    HIS: Carlos Gonzales, rosenthal, animal Sanchez
    For MY: K Seager, Polanco, Odorizzi

    It’s always nice to get power, but am I giving up too much for essentially Gonzales?

    • J-FOH says:

      @trades have got my stress cranked to eleven: sorry I missed the question.

      I would hold on that deal. I would not be dealing for Cargo, he is still a risky long term play with his injury history and I like Polanco and Odorizzi for next year and many beyond. Sanchez is dead to me and I wouldnt own him in a keeper.

  17. pleasant odor says:

    Would you swap Nelson for Quintana , eaton, or Castillo ?

    All are backups, use when necessary players

  18. Chris says:

    Thanks for the update J-Foh!

    who do you like better, Niese @ colorado or Nola home vs Tor


    • J-FOH says:

      @Chris: neither, Id look elsewhere

      • Chris says:

        I can’t lol lessor of two evils, I also have Morton vs SF and Descalfani vs Ari

        Actually they are better! LOL would you start both of them over Niese and Nola?

        • J-FOH says:

          @Chris: have you checked stream o nator? I hate them all

  19. greg says:

    Why you got Franco so low? I mean, if you have Sano at 45, Franco should be up there, too….They’ve had similar beginnings of their careers

    Odor has no homers, no steals in awhile….regression part Deux? I have Betts and CesarHernandez, so I could ditch him. Not that I have anybody I really want to grab….except maybe Alex Gordon for a DL stash when Yellich comes off…..


    • J-FOH says:

      @greg: Franco took one off the wrist las week and has been out. They say he is due back Tuesday. I’m playing it cautious with my expectations until I see something.

      Hernandez would be fine. Odor has a nice skillset, good for roto, but I think you are playing H2H so you can move on. I know Ive said this before but my list is 100% geared toward roto. I would try to find a september call up to grab if you plan on stashing. Mike talks that up today in his prospect post.

      • greg says:

        @J-FOH: Thanks. Have a good one. Hey, I tied first place team this week….I’ve climbed back in. Got one DL stud back, and the other is swinging (Springer). Who knows? ;)

  20. Dan says:

    Deadline Dynasty offers… Thanks :)

    Last round Schwarber for first round Stanton

    Schwarber for Rizzo

    Mookie / Severino for Rendon

    • J-FOH says:

      @Dan: stanton side, rizzo side, mookie side

  21. Luvdarooks says:

    ×5 NL 260 40 man roster so deep with medium inflation
    I have a $2 Fedde (stays there till the year after he comes up then $5 per yr )
    I could use a little more pop than Pena and another team who is dumping already accepted a $10 renfroe and Fedde for a $7 next year reamulto.
    It could mean the difference for first place.
    What do u think of Fedde and should I pull the trigger

  22. Sam says:

    Byrd, Ozuna or Piscotty ROS?

    • J-FOH says:

      @Sam: byrd

  23. Toe Knee Arm Ass says:

    You should do a Saturday write up. I’d really be interested on your take. Prolly be less entertaining and more statistical but i’m ok with that.

      • Toe Knee Arm Ass says:

        @J-FOH: It’s all good. I’m still angry at dropping your creeper Coglan for Conforto.

  24. Scott says:

    Preston Tucker fell out of favor?

    • J-FOH says:

      @Scott: I bumpred him to the list and then forgot to put him on the just missed the cut list. Sorry about that

  25. John says:

    Hello, which OF would you ax in weekly league this week? 5×5 roto

    Rios, Crisp, C Crawford, T Hunter, Moss, Revere

    Thanks for your time

    • J-FOH says:

      @John: Moss

  26. Stu says:

    Bumgarner, with a .304 BA and .714 slugging percentage at home over the last two years should make the list!

    And where’s Posey?

    • J-FOH says:

      @Stu: you sound like a Giant fan. Not likely.

      For Posey it was a cut and paste problem, He would be 27th on the list

  27. Trump Y'all says:

    No shot of Moss figuring it out, right?
    Piscotty a better play for ROS?

      • Trump Y'all says:

        @J-FOH: thanks

  28. Lloyd! says:

    10 team 5×5 head to head league (non-keeper).
    League caps roster moves and almost at my max.
    Currently have Josh Reddick, but the following are sitting on waivers.
    Should I keep Reddick or pick up any of the following:
    Polanco, Parra or David Peralta?
    Thanks in advance.

    • J-FOH says:

      @Lloyd!: I think Polanco will finish strong, worth the move if reddick is an everyday player

  29. Luvdarooks says:

    ×5 NL 260 40 man roster so deep with medium inflation
    I have a $2 Fedde (stays there till the year after he comes up then $5 per yr )
    I could use a little more pop than Pena and another team who is dumping already accepted a $10 renfroe and Fedde for a $7 next year reamulto.
    It could mean the difference for first place.
    What do u think of Fedde and should I pull the trigger

    • J-FOH says:

      @Luvdarooks: this is a bit out of my comfort zone, I would hit up Mikes sunday post

  30. cdouglas says:

    did posey go from #25 last week to not making the list this week, or do i need my eyes checked?

    • J-FOH says:

      @cdouglas: cut and paste snafu, he’s be 27

  31. Sam says:

    Struggling with this trade offer…

    I give up Correa and get back Rizzo.

    I have Ortiz, EE, Votto and even Frazier who can play first but Rizzo is a step above all of those guys. To replace Correa, all I have is Sano. What’s your take?

    • Sam says:

      Also, why the hell does Sano have SS eligibility? Hasn’t played a game at SS since 2011. Stupid Yahoo.

    • J-FOH says:

      @Sam: play sano and correa

  32. The Harrow says:

    wait, so with duda you defend him since he played hurt for like two months (oh yeah, and wait till he’s homering like 7 times in 10 games to mention it too), but hate beltre, who’s been playing just as hurt since coming off DL? Why not wait till next year when beltre’s hand is ok (and he’s hitting) and take credit since you stuck with him?

    • J-FOH says:

      @The Harrow: I had faith in Duda getting his numbers and then upon discovery of the injury it made sense why his power was so down. Ive posted a few things about the guy. After he went off i mentioned it again because you know…it’s razzball and I had a collection of Duda haters.

      With beltre it’s real tough. I wrote that before his two games in a row with home runs so there is some hope. To be honest he has been very frustrating. I haven’t seen anything pop up about the hand still being an issue. His numbers before and after the injury aren’t that far off as opposed to duda who hit really well before he got plucked on the knee. Never went on the DL and it was not brought up in the media he was playing hurt til way later. I won’t be that high on beltre next year.

      • The Harrow says:

        @J-FOH: i doubt anybody is high on beltre next year. it was mentioned (duda getting hit in foot) around here about 3-4 times maybe 3 days after it happened.

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