On Sunday, Jose Urquidy went 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.36, which, honestly, is kinda whatever, until you hear this one. The Giancarlo homer (his 17th) in the 7th was the first hit by the Yankees in 16 1/3 IP, and nearly 41 hours. *letting out the longest woof known to man* On Saturday, Cristian Javier didn’t come up short (7 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, one walk, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.73). Well, he kinda did, since the Astros needed two more pitchers for the combined no-hitter in Yankee Stadium. After the game, there was an interview with Cristian Javier where he thanked God multiple times, so as we thought, God hates the Yankees. It’s a brutal way to lose a game, but it’s gotta be demoralizing to hear the Big Man Upstairs hates your guts. Listen, no-hit me, talk that trash, but thank God afterwards proving God hates me? That’s soul-crushing. Actually, I’m a bit scared to write about the no-hitter. The Clay Holmes’s official scorer might go in and change a ground ball to a hit just to feel something. Welp, we got ourselves a top 100 starts of the year page, and you can see for yourself where Javier landed with that gem. If you got sonavabenched by that one, well, God might not like you either. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:
Jeremy Pena – 1-for-4, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “When I’m doing something, I’m Keving.”
Jose Altuve – 1-for-3 and a slam (15) and double legs (4, 5). Well, metaphorically “legs.”
Aroldis Chapman – Could return any day now, and Boone said Chapman will be pitching the 9th. Boone also said, “Hopefully Aroldis gets hurt again quickly.” Wait, that wasn’t Boone, that was me, an owner of Clay Holmes.
DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Houston, we have a DJ problem (someone misplaced their Geto Boys record, and there’s a group of little people wearing Bushwick Bill shirts cracking their knuckles).
Aaron Judge – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 28th homer. There’s only one way to make Aaron Judge appear small, it’s when putting him so far ahead in the MVP race.
Gleyber Torres – Went down in a heap on a bad baserunning play, that seemed a bit like a Rod Tidwell move, where he stayed down to distract from him getting picked off 3rd with two outs. Guess we’ll see if Gleyber needs an IL stint or a lesson in baserunning basics. Yanks are saying for now, a mild ankle sprain. Sounds more like a bad baserunning decision.
Nestor Cortes – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.51. He has a top five mustache, so it is with much regret I must say he doesn’t look nearly as dominant as in April/May.
Jarren Duran – 2-for-5, 1 run, hitting .327, as he hits leadoff. Yes, he was in Friday’s Buy, but he won’t be traveling to Toronto this week. I wonder if he has the same recurring nightmare about drowning in maple syrup while Bob and Doug McKenzie watch on.
Ty France – MRI showed a Grade-2 flexor strain. Usually means his flexor strain can do basic math, but the times tables are out of the question–*intern whispers in ear*–hearing that it’s more of an injury that could knock him out for roughly a month. Dylan Moore figures to see, uh, more time. He’s got some giddy up in SAGNOF.
Marco Gonzales – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.31 as he was one of the only players not ejected from yesterday’s game. On Saturday, a pitch by Erik Swanson went too close to Trout for the Angels’ liking, and the Angels tried to retaliate by hitting Jul-Rod, but missed, so they hit Winker in the fanny, and then it was on like Donkey Kong, and Rendon went left-handed again to get a little taste of the Winker moneymaker, and all I could think was, “Can we put Rendon and Winker in a cage to battle to the death so I never have to draft one of them again?”
Jonathan India – Didn’t start on Sunday, after being hit on the hand on Saturday, but the x-rays came back negative. Phew, that’ll mean he’ll only miss two to three months.
Nick Senzel – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .236. Reds did a ton of damage yesterday, because Jonathan India was out of the lineup. I won’t hear other explanations.
Tyler Mahle – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.53. My confidence level with Mahle is about the same when I’m told there’s beef in a Taco Bell chalupa.
Anthony DeSclafani – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 9.95. Yo, Disco, stop disrespecting Gloria Gaynor’s legacy.
Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in the last five games. Carl’s Jr. Jr. could be a light schmotato.
Bryce Harper – Hit the IL with a fractured thumb. *screaming at the heavens* “Not like this!” Sorry, Harper owners, that sucks. Not unlike your thumb that you’re sucking as you ask your mother’s friend Susan to cradle you in her arms. First, the tear in his UCL, and now the thumb. Bryce is the “It’s merely a flesh wound” guy from Monty Python this year.
Seranthony Dominguez – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.63, and his 2nd save on Saturday, as Brad Hand worked a clean 8th. All right, I’m calling it. This is the Hannibal Seranthony Hopkins’s job to chew up and spit out with some Chianti.
Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer. Hopefully, Schwarber can pass the home-run-hitting torch off to Nick Castellanos (4-for-5, 1 run, 3rd steal) so he stops hitting like Juan Pierre.
Blake Snell – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.60. I wouldn’t trade a slapdick prospect for Blake Snell.
Lou Trivino – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 7.17, and his 4th save. Welp, as predicted here three months ago, while being wrong for 89 of the last 90 days, Trivino is getting saves for the A’s to build up his trade value.
Seth Brown – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, and his 5th homer in June, as he hit .250-ish in the last thirty days. Was trying to build to “this guy is hot” but didn’t fully get there.
Tony Gonsolin – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.58 vs. Spencer Strider- 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.02. Before the game, Gonsolin was teaching Strider what appeared to be white-man-choreographed dance moves, but, when asked, he said, with an overbite, “I’m showing him how to avoid the Regression Fairies.”
Kenley Jansen – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.58, and his 4th blown save. The Dodgers were howling at that one. What a loser! That’s why they went out and got Craig Kimbrel. Oh, wait, he blew the save too. Brusdar Graterol (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.01) got his 1st save, and becomes Kimbrel’s handcuff after Daniel Hudson tore his ACL.
Miles Mikolas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.57. Expected nothing from Mikolas this year. Picked him up in my shallowest league, and he’s more of an automatic start than my “ace” *cough* Robbie Ray *cough*
Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer. Au Shizz!
Brendan Donovan – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer. Cardinals pinch their eyes close real tight, and conjure up great players.
Juan Yepez – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. While I was looking at Yepez’s home run, I was horrified to see my browser cookies were telling ESPN to offer me an ad for a Train concert, and further mortified when I was like, “Hmm, Drops of Jupiter is a jam.”
Jack Flaherty – Left yesterday’s start with a stiff shoulder. Do pitchers ever come back from shoulder injuries? Not to answer but to ruminate.
Lance Lynn – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.19. I kinda liked it better when Lynn was on the IL. Everyone on the White Sox gets hurt, can’t Lynn sneeze and throw out his back?
Dylan Cease – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.56. That’s thirteen strikeouts in 101 pitches. Not sure why that makes me feel like a Southern belle, but *fans self* Daddy, bring me some Country Time Lemonade, I am sweltering.
Carson Kelly – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .122. *holds a mirror to Carson Kelly’s nose, it fogs up* I think he’s still here!
Daulton Varsho – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, and his 10th homer, hitting .239. He took so much time off from doing anything in June he was moved down to the 7-hole, and the Diamondbacks only have one other hitter.
Ezequiel Duran – Sent down to the minors, so the Rangers can be reminded with a view of his skill.
Josiah Gray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.82. Jos. Gray more like Jos. take it to A Bank!
Jackson Tetreault – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.24. Wasn’t a ton of offense on Sunday. Well, unless facing Jose Berrios. As for Tetreault, well, the Nats’ pitching has Josiah Gray!
Jonah Heim – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. About as valuable on the Player Rater as Jerry Tomato Realmuto. That’s a small woof for J.T., and tiny woo for Heim.
Trevor Rogers – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.86. Kinda feel bad for the people who still own Trevor Rogers because it means they’re trapped under a heavy object and can’t get to their fantasy team page.
Miguel Rojas – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .236. Meh, that’s fine, but if you’re batting right behind Berti, as Rojas was yesterday, your one job is to take literally all pitches in case Berti wants to run.
Daniel Castano – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.57 vs. David Peterson – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.10. Thinking about having these two guys, who shouldn’t be good, instead of actually having Jose Berrios and some amorphous “Berrios is supposed to be better,” and sobbing loudly in a public place.
Brandon Nimmo – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .278. Nimmo’s been terrible all month of June. Clearly, no Pride.
Corey Kluber – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.45. You know the drill: Streamonator.
Jose Berrios – 2 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.86. Spends five minutes teaching a kangaroo how to throw a baseball. Instead of throwing the baseball, the kangaroo just punches you in the gut. You’re signed, Rooey! Welcome to my fantasy team! You can’t be worse than Jose Berrios.
Alejandro Kirk – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. Jays are kinda secretly disappointing this year, but Kirk has been extremely undisappointing. Appointing? Jose Berrios has caused me to lose my grasp of the English language.
Hunter Renfroe – Hit the IL with a calf strain. This injury was out of his control. I have him in a league where I’m cursed, and I’ve cursed all the players I come in contact with. Apologies in advance to Austin Hays. I know he’s having a great year, but it’s out of his control! This Renfroe injury could be a boost for Tyrone Taylor.
Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer. Both Tellez and Kirk homered in this game to honor those who have dressed as Humpty Dumpty for more than one Halloween.
Roansy Contreras – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 hits, 5 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.76 vs. Shane McClanahan – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.77. This matchup was billed as “Rays pitcher vs. a pitcher who will one day be a Rays pitcher and an ace.”
Wander Franco – 1-for-5 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I was just siphoning off a little bit of gas from the break room gas oven to fuel my car to get home. I didn’t know that was going to cause a building-wide evacuation.”
Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer, hitting .258. Without a shirt, Chazz Noir brushing his horse’s mane, talking to a fantasy baseballer, “Hey, kid, you ever ride a really, really old horse?”
Chris Archer – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.14. An Archer with pi…that’s gotta be apple! This was an easy Streamonator call, and his next one is not.
Jhoan Duran – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.18, and his 5th save, as Pagan (1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.91) pitched in the 6th inning. Bocco Raldelli mixing things up! Muck fe, you bon of a see.
Trevor Larnach – Hit the IL with a core muscle strain. Good news for Celestino/Garlick. Not the outfield platoon, the Sbarro combo plate.
big al again in the weird nl only keeper BB instead of R
in second place so need to keep pushing
1$ kyle wright for
grisham & darvish
or pham and darvish
or wisdom and darvish
none of these three hitters are keeper value and darvish cant be kept.
think grish my top choice but not sure on shoulder
then second prob pham but worry about trade to AL (old school lose the stats)
none of them? if yes to any order please…
thanks as always
A. Berrios and Baez
B. Lynn and Muncy
Kirilloff or Hoskins?
I turned down every (reasonable) offer for Rogers pre-season and now I am full of regrets
that is gross. even with (turns out correct so far) assumption of him regressing from over innings last year, doubt anybody would’ve thought it’d be this bad. arguably largest value drop even in dynasties for recent prospect pitcher who did well over some decent sample in MLB (accepting sixto as winner obv too). now i’m over here in NL only wondering if say p.espino (maybe 3 like that) are better options (non dynasty). at least he’s the easy drop for matz there shortly (not say houser or ashcraft).
did anybody else get lucky when you thought you got unlucky (from the timing) in dynasty leagues on bryant. i had bregman at horrible price in a league with contracts (and he was by far best option compared to who would be draftable in this 16 teamer) i was in talks with the k.bryant owner JUST before he went to COL (he was slightly cheaper), they broke off when he went to COL.
near dynasty, it’s a 15 teamer keep max 18. got unlucky he went to COL, making him more attractive to owner who just before that was about to trade me bryant + prospect for bregman + slightly lesser prospect, then got really lucky when this back thing (that might be related to the shoulder thing that made him pretty bad for like 2+ years not long ago, the one that took him from near generational type hitting talent with MVP possibles to far less than that) showed up. had his owner not been so slow to respond about the details we’d have had this done before he went to COL and i’d be quite unhappy by now. not that bregman is that great either and will probably be cut for somebody cheaper next year.
Haha, yeah, I could see that…Didn’t happen to me personally
figured somebody(ies) else around here had similar happen, or the reverse, they got the trade done just before bryant moved to COL, high fived themselves and now have been “gross” for 2.5 or more months.
12 teamer near dynasty (keep max 18 and max preseason budget (budgets don’t apply to anything in season) of 416 (it goes up 5% a year). FA additions if not drafted or kept predraft cost 10 (unless more than 10 was their FAAB price). 3 year contract cycles (can cut at any time no penalty)
gotta drop 1 of these for w.franco off IR:
l.garcia (2B/SS, 10)
i.paredes (2B/3B, 10)
l.urias (2B/3B/SS, 7)
Hoerner or gleyber ros
Who gets benched for the week?
Starling Marte 5 games
OZuna 6 games
OGonz 8 games
T Ward 6 games
I’m leaning Starling, but think I may be overthinking. I have a big lead in Runs but it’s tight in RBI. Starling seems least likely to help.
You’re probably right. I’m still holding on to the fantasy that he becomes Trout #2 again
Bethancourt or Narvaez
Last bench bat: Hoskins or Ke’Bryan Hayes?
Start or sit Giolito vs Toronto?
sorry hes going vs LAA
Hi Grey – I have Acuna but worried about an IL stint or him not being much help in my weekly league.
Role with Acuna or sub in Dylan Carlson?
I’d go Carlson
Nick Pivetta over Snell?
I’m a Cub fan but I took my 8 y.o. son to his first MLB game in Milwaukee as they were hosting Toronto, and it’s fairly easy to get in and out of that stadium (compared to Wrigley). That we happened into a Burnes start was a pretty cool bonus.
Kinda wish there were still paper tickets for the keepsake value.
Ah, that’s awesome! I went to Miller (when it was Miller), Brewers weren’t home tho, so I just saw the outside…Looked nice from there…I really loved Milwaukee, in general
Esteury Diaz, Miguel Vargas, Alex Burleson … of these NA stash candidates, who do you like to have most impact this year? This follow Itch’s Sunday ranking but that was before the Bader injury. Also, where would you put Kyle Muller on this list? He’s on a heater in AAA. Thanks!
I’d ask Itch
Take a chance on Pasquantino over Hoskins in a h2h redraft league?
Really… No mention of Justin Turner’s steal?
Great write up. My favorite is the Mahle blurb.
Have a great week in fantasy baseball.
Start or sit Sonny Gray at Cleveland in RCL (SON does not appreciate)?
Thanks Grey FMLDA!
Even when our Lothario tells us NOT to abbreviate… The Cobblers do it anyway!! Such rebels!
For unstints, if a cult leader tells us to storm the capital and threaten democracy…we won’t oblige!
…NOT not saying you’re our cult leader!
Am I not?!
We’re NOT not saying that!
Grey, JP Sears spot starting for Yanks against As tomorrow…stream him, or JT Brubaker vs Brewers?
Christopher Morel or Alek Thomas ROS?
Great stuff Grey. I loved the Trevor Rogers comment. I was one of those poor saps trapped under a heavy object, but I hulk’d it from me and made the move.
And I finally had to let India go in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League. I was so done with that bum. I added Gimenez, who apparently has more All Star votes than Ohtani (I think I heard you say that).
Final gripe – I came out of the Auction Draft for the above league having spent not much money on 3 “quality” Closers (which I never do). I got Kimbrel, Chapman and Clase for a mere pittance of what folks were spending for the likes of Hader and Hendricks (although I love his gin). I was feeling good. Flash ahead to today…needless to say I will be going back to my old ‘strategery’ of not drafting/buying these bums! Clase has been good to be fair.
Anyway, thanks for listening and thanks for all of the good reads.
You Gimenez was near Ohtani last I checked
In a 6×6 roto keeper league would you trade Bobby Witt and mookie betts for Jose ramirez and rowdy tellez? Only reason I’m thinking on it is because of Mookies rib. Thoughts?
He’s ribbed for your pleasure
In this months edition of “Do you like my RCL team yet?!?”
Currently 3rd place and have made some moves and finally have some guys back from injury. Thoughts on my team currently?
OF Harris II
BN L Garcia (WAS)
BN J Lowe
SP Verlander, Alcantara, Morton, Kopech, Ohtani, Springs, Cobb
RP Robertson, Houck, Graveman, Scott
IL Ashby, E Cabrera, Luzardo
Pitching looks excellent…hitting looks decent but Votto, and Donaldson are kinda bleh for RCL
The reviews are getting better!! haha
12 team points league. In 2nd place. Harper owner so needed an outfielder. I traded K Wright and O Gonzalez for Seranthony and Joc. What do you think? I am pretty deep at SP
I was joking on twitter but I said it would be funny if Pasquantino was finally called up and got Bud-Blacked and sat on the bench for most of year. Fwiw, he is out of the lineup vs a LHP today. KC waited forever to call him up. I thought for a second they wanted to see if he could break the single season AAA RBI record.
Ha, but who knows if he’s with the club yet
That is what I am hoping.
i’ll take the over on at bats per game on roster over say l.sosa (WSOX), they just traded away c-sant. could be a getting to his first game type issue (so far, if he’s still out tomorrow then obv not that). matheny is probably less attached to cam gallagher playing than larussa is with l.garcia or j.harrison. also dozier could move to 3B and rivera comes out (matheny already benches rivera a good chunk of the time before vinnie got there) opening up 1B starts. this only applies to before salvy is back of course.
1) 14 team h2h keeper 6×6 with OBP and TB
When Wong comes off the IL, would you drop Abrams, Burger or Wong?
2) 12 team h2h keeper points league
Can only start 9 of these guys this week. Which two are you NOT starting?
1. Burger 2. Springs, Sandoval
Drop snell or Cobb for lauer
Stash luzardo or megill?
Flip a coin…Megill
Starling Marte doesn’t steal bases anymore. Just sayin.
had what at least 3 different (or are some of them the same, i don’t know as i don’t own him to remember) injuries already, likely affecting that.
Can lose either Ketel or Oliveres for Vinnie P. Am I wrong to drop Ketel? Who would you lose?
Grey! Would you drop India, Lourdes or Kirillof to grab Pena?
Drop Tellez, profar or India for VINNIE, franimal or Dylan Carlson
Thanks grey, sorry for the double post
How much, if at all, you buying Giolito in a 12 team H2H dynasty (+IP, +K, -Hits, -BB, -HR) budgets are $400 for 40 players, 9 weekly starts
Owning Burnes, Shane Mac, Mikolus, Gonsolin, Cortes, Roansy, Ray, Lynn
Should I dump Gallegos? 10 team Yahoo league
Drop Tellez, profar or India for VINNIE
Or drop any of those 3 for franimal
Any guess for Vinny P ROS?
100 dingers and a couple spicy meatballs
Yo! It’s Vinny Boombatz Day!! Che Bella all 9 of my clubs! Apparently I confused the Sons of Italy clubs with my fantasy teams.
“To the victor go the spoils”
Good outing from Urquidy, and thank goodness, because his season so far has been mostly Urqhideous
Julio Urias @ COL or Quantrill vs. MIN (Bundy)? I’m reluctant to sit Urias because I think he can beat Marquez and the Rockies, but SON hates the start in Coors Field. Thanks!
Great roundup Grey!
Have some good options for pitching this week:
Kershaw @COL, SD
Robbie Ray BAL, OAK
Charlie Morton @PHI, @CIN
Sonny Gray @CLE, BAL
Framber @NYM, LAA
Which 2 would you Sit this week?
what is going on with Kyle Lewis? there is 0 news. Keep Harrison Bader or Kyle Lewis as an IL stash?
concussion symptoms in baseball very rarely take over a month (non contact sport etc). besides that his legs are hurt pretty much like 80%+ of the last what like 6 years or something. he’s actually more injured as a % than buxton’s ever been, which is crazy but true.
honeywell, there’s ONE name i can come up with that’s more injured than k.lewis over the last 6 or so years. one name that people might be interested in if say we include deep dynasties anyway, there’s i’m sure others that are just out of baseball entirely more injured.
I have a glut of MI…Lindor, Polanco, Wander, Baez, Gleyber. Would like to move one. Thoughts on the following trades….which side?
1. Baez and Berrios for Walker and Franmill
2. Same for Walker and Quantrill
3. Same for Franmill and Quantrill
4. Baez, Berrios and Pham for Franmill, Quantrill and J Rojas
5. Favorite out of these options?
Trading Berrios away is pretty funny…Can someone do that?
4 is my favorite, all of them to get rid of your worst players seems good
I am an optimist lol.
Worst of this list: Baez, Polanco, Gleyber?
Yes, those are worst
1. So I guess Baez is the worst three, right?
2. Also, believe it or not, I have an offer for Berrios…straight up for Quantrill
Take Cal and be done with it
Of those three is Baez the worst?
Also I actually received a trade offer for Berrios-…. Quantrill straight up. Not great an offer!!
Yes, Baez is the worst
who are your 3 favorite two-starters for next week?
Carrasco @Cin; MIA
Gallan SF; COL
Garcia @KC; OAK
Pivetta TB; NYY
Quantrill @Det; @KC
Skubal CLE; @CHW
Wacha TB; NYY
Walker @Cin; MIA
Wright STL; WAS
Gallen, Wacha, Wright
Would either of these move head of these guys?
Severino @Pit; @Bos
Manaea SEA, SF
Move ahead of who
I asked a similar question a few days ago but some stuff went down, so I’m curious. Have to drop one- who would you let go of?:
-Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
-Harrison Bader (reeeeeally need SBs tho)
Bader hit the IL btw
Happy Monday, Grey!
Visiting St Louis through Wednesday for business and wondering if I should catch a game ahhh!
So I’m wondering if I should cut hair on Hayes and/or Ward. Both have had some “minor” injuries that seem to have put them in that excruciating limbo zone where its hard to know whether to drop them or not. Hayes has pretty solid statcast numbers, but looks like he’s hitting way too many grounders for it to matter. Ward hasn’t been the same after his wall collision. Are either of these guys straight up droppable in a 12 tm points league?
Other options I’d be weighing them against are Donovan, Berti, Jarren, C Walker to name a few.
Open to any wisdom from the Fantasy Master Lothario! Thanks!
Of course you should! Berti over Hayes
So hold Ward, right?
Would you keep Hayes over all the others mentioned?
Yes, hold Ward — Hayes over Donovan and Walker
Gotcha – one more Q – start Giolito @LAA? I searched your earlier answers to this question, but it looked like you said yes to one person and no to another.
Hoping to hit up Busch Stadium tomorrow!
That person who is starting him is 14 team H2H…Without knowing more, I’d say no
Vinnie P finally getting the call. What percentage FAAB do you think would be appropriate in a 12 team dynasty? Pasquantino, Esteury Ruiz and Gunnar Henderson are all out there unable to be picked up until they actually play and if Vinnie isn’t the priority out of those three I’d rather save some FAAB. But then what if those other guys never get the call… Help me Grey, you’re my only hope.
Santana dealt to Seattle…..here comes Vinny
Of course I made Santana my main batty call today. At least with no early games have time to find others.
I sent some offers out based on your friday Sell of PabLo.
The only counter I got back is Rhys Hoskins for my PabLo.
Right now, I have Nathaniel Lowe at 1st.
Worth it or keep looking?
Yo Grey !
Couple questions for you:
1. Only have 3 legit starters, Cole, Cease, and Montas, and looking to add another elite arm. Was offered Gausman for my Mullins, make sense?
2. Do you like Raisel or Bednar more ROS? Feel like Pittsburgh has a bit of momentum here while the Angels keep spiraling.
1. Sounds fair 2. Raisel
Great, thanks !
#1. Do you trust Alex Wood at home vs Detroit?
#2. Do you start Nick Pivetta @ Toronto?
#3. If yes to 2, is there a situation where you don’t start Pivetta?
1. Yes 2. No
Activate Kris Bryant for 6 home games in Coors, or nah wait to see how he is?
For me, its either start Bryant, or go for Josh Rojas or E.Olivares.
Yes, activate him, you might only get one week from before he’s hurt again
McMahon or rodgers for this Rockies home series?
Apparently Acuna doing wheelies on a medical scooter into the clubhouse the other day (X Rays were neg) and can’t put pressure on his foot.
Worth risking the start in a weekly league or should I roll with Teoscar?
For me, monocle (both of them? I’m no cyclops) on TWells tonight. I don’t wear glasses. And now I’m confused.
But anyway, if I can stay awake on the east coast for a few innings, I’d like to see this guy for myself. I’ll admit I haven’t seen him throw a pitch this season, so remember that in my ramble below. I noticed you had said last week that both you and the robot hate Wells.
Maybe its mostly team context? And the fact that he only threw 50ish Innings in 2021? Been thinking about this since someone had referenced Springs’ expected innings in the comments at some point recently.
I think its worth noting that Eno Sarris’ Stuff+ loves this guy and I’ve just been rolling him out there in a deep league for the last month and not regretting it. If nothing else, I find it interesting that against them Yanks he has gone 14 Innings and given up 4 Runs across 3 starts so far this season.
Should have mentioned sooner, I get the hate for an SP that doesn’t appear to give Ks. But that deep league I just mentioned is actually dynasty, so I care almost as much about 2023 right meow with the guy than I do about 2022.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking for the moon with TWells. Just hoping that maybe next year he can give us a 2023 that looks a bit like what we had expected from 2022 Urquidy. I’d happily take that and run in a league this deep. But I guess Urquidy this year shows how sideways that kinda profile can quickly go.
Saw the 40 prospect grade and 5.5 K/9 and wrote him off, tbh…I haven’t seen him…Maybe I should watch too…He did look way better in the minors, fwiw
Wen TWell Moon?
Have to many OF’ers, is R. Greene for Carrasco a fair trade or should I be asking for a higher level of pitcher.
I’d want more
I know Giolito has struggled-would you go after him or go higher
Grey, you nailed your prediction on Flaherty!
Ha, yeah…lowercase yay!
absolutely correct, but just defaulting to “don’t pay for injured pitchers (even at discount)” generally makes everybody look quite smart.
In that DC league we in together I have six fucking saves hahaha Oh and two points for HRs but in third place. You not still mad I took Kwan in that one?
HAHA, I can’t get anything going in my DC leagues this year, just not clicking for the teams…And honestly Kwan looks better than I think I’m rolling there Carl’s Jr. Jr. who’s been better in the last week, but woof
I feel you. Same for most RCLs. Either pitching is great or hitting not both. Figured my hitting wouldn’t be the problem in our DC but my pitching stats are tits except stupid saves. (Alcantara Musgrove Gilbert Gonsolin). If I had only grabbed Taylor Rodgers (pre trade) instead of a lame ass Ruiz in rd 11 I’d have a chance at first.
Damn, that is stacked…I actually have Aaron Judge and Jose Ramirez in one DC and I think my top pitchers are Robbie Ray and Jose Berrios — yay!
Oh shit that’s brutal. Think that’s the one I’m talking about haha. Judge is helping me hold onto first in the FCL (where I have so many total HRs it’s redonkulous) but it won’t last. I don’t make enough moves to keep up with those fools. Prolly only made 35ish so far.
I can’t get out of 7th in my RCL, actually like my team, but prolly like a few guys too much and should’ve churned them out
I’m guilty of that too. I have Robert and Julio on so many teams. Robert hasn’t been bad but still feels like a disappointing pick considering they picked 15 rounds apart haha.
Good Morning Grey!
Batty Call with Pavin Smith helped win OBP barely. All I needed was for him to score just once, but the D-Backs failed me.
I missed picking up Ashcroft vs. CHC. However, STL is bringing up James Naile to start against MIA. He’s been good in AAA. Worth a shot??
Damn, that sucks…Sure, he’s worth a shot
Drop Pavin (Goes to COL on Thursday) or DeSclafani? Pavin was a bat to fill in for India and Acuña yesterday.
DeSclafani is still in a Spring Training type situation given how long he’s been out. I just don’t see him being anywhere near this bad going forward. He should have been out of the 3rd, but it was a bad call, and all hell broke loose after that.
Current SPs are: Alcantara, Webb, Gray, Lauer, Cobb, Mahle, Quintana, Greene and DeSclafani.
Prefer DeSclafani but wouldn’t start him until I saw a decent start
Agreed. I dropped Pavin. I can always pick up a batty call tomorrow, including T.Thompson @COL
BTW, I misread, Naile isn’t going to start, Wainwright is. However, He’s made 3 starts and could be a fill-in.
@Grey: weekly roto. if you could only start one of these guys, which one would you start?
framber – @ nym, vs laa
skubal – @ sf, vs kc
Slim Pickens… please choose one to add for QS and Ks
K Thompson CHI
Thanks in advance…
Heim or Ruiz in an obp league for C
Is Jack a drop in shallower league for someone like Gore, Mahle or Verdugo?
Good morning Grey! Which 5 SPs would you hold here? Limited transactions discourage streaming.
Shane M also made the Top 100 start list this weekend. Own neither of those 2 anywhere, of course,
Oh, I missed that on Shane…Yeah, he’s been fantastic all year
SON had that start (PIT) at $65.8 FWIW. I don’t know how much higher that can go.
Pitcher advice needed, pick 2
Gamble on Max coming back next weekend against Tex
Or two step Fedde (pit/Mia)
Or two step carrasco (hou/Tex)
Or the fading Kyle wright @ Bryce-less Phil
Plesac has a 2-start week coming up – start or sit in a 12-team 5×5 league?
vMIN ($0.3) and vNYY (-13.2)
What’s up Grey
Thinking about starting a support group for guys who drafted Berrios as their ace ahead of Musgrove. I can’t be the only one :(
Based on other responses, assuming you’d lose Berrios in a 12 team league for a streaming spot. He strung together a couple nice starts at one point but this past week was pathetic.
Yeah, brutal, my god I hate myself for that — I’d lose Berrios
Your injury suspicions had me slam the breaks on turning back time & grabbing Flaherty this weekend. For this, I thank you. Bats: Tellez, Voit & C. Joe available. What would be your preferred ROS order? Thanks, AGAIN!
Nice! Tellez, Voit
dude’s shoulder (that he still hasn’t gotten fixed, and it’s been hurt since at least july 2021) still not right. wanted to come back early from may 2021’s oblique injury too early figured he’d eventually be fine while pitching slightly differently; turns out pitching differently in such a way that you injure your shoulder probably not a great idea, esp if not willing to get the shoulder fixed.
Great weekend in baseball and an excellent write up as usual. Would you prefer to have R Greene or C Walker at UTIL? Many thanks!
Thank you & follow up to that, who do you like more out of C Walker or A Vaughn? Appreciate it!
Thanks! I know in your buy/sell article, you mentioned buying Isaac Paredes. Is he worth a flier? I have Houck on NA list.
I’m a little sour today. I read “can lose Javier” enough times that I dropped him when activating Lynn. Hopefully it makes sense in the 2nd half of the season!
Lynn should be better if it’s any consolation
Thinking of trading Seiya for one of Hoerner or Amed Rosario with India and Ty France out for me. Free agents available are Wilmer Flores, IKF, Dylan Moore, Crawford, Owen Miller, Cesar Hernandez. league counts AVG and OBP as separate categories. Thoughts?
Lynn recentaly off the IL allowerd to go into the 7th allowing 1 run with almost 100 pitches, Then loads the bases hits a batter and the reliever comes in and give up a bases cloearing double.Tony La Russa is an idiot!! IMO
Pardon my typing ha ha
Ha, No problem
Geto Boys! Great reference. Bring it on!
Tough starts in a daily 12 team H2H pts league +IP, +Ks, -Hits, -BB, -HR
Have to start 2 of these unfortch. Could you rank:
Plesac vs. Min
Lynn @ SF
Faedo vs. KC
Roansy vs. Mil
Ha, nice…Roansy, Lynn, none are good
Is Jake Meyers worth picking up in any formats? I’m in a 10, a 12, and a 14 team league as well as another 12 team dynasty.
14 team seems about right and 12 teamdynasty if you have room
OGonz or OZuna for the week? My choice was OGonz and Hittertron agrees, ranking him 20th for the week, double OZuna’s value. Are we wrong?