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.

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bigalwilliams
bigalwilliams
1 month ago

big al again in the weird nl only keeper BB instead of R

lost harper
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

J C
J C
1 month ago

Which side?
A. Berrios and Baez
B. Lynn and Muncy

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Kirilloff or Hoskins?

Gfhyde
1 month ago

I turned down every (reasonable) offer for Rogers pre-season and now I am full of regrets

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Gfhyde
1 month ago

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).

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
1 month ago

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.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
1 month ago

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.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

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.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
1 month ago

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)

John
John
1 month ago

Hoerner or gleyber ros

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 month ago

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.

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

You’re probably right. I’m still holding on to the fantasy that he becomes Trout #2 again

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Bethancourt or Narvaez

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Last bench bat: Hoskins or Ke’Bryan Hayes?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Grey,

Start or sit Giolito vs Toronto?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

sorry hes going vs LAA

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

no Away

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 month ago

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?

Thanks,
LG

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Nick Pivetta over Snell?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 month ago

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.

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
1 month ago

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!

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Take a chance on Pasquantino over Hoskins in a h2h redraft league?

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 month ago

Really… No mention of Justin Turner’s steal?

Great write up. My favorite is the Mahle blurb.

Have a great week in fantasy baseball.

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
1 month ago

Start or sit Sonny Gray at Cleveland in RCL (SON does not appreciate)?

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey FMLDA!

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

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!

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

We’re NOT not saying that!

ray
ray
1 month ago

Grey, JP Sears spot starting for Yanks against As tomorrow…stream him, or JT Brubaker vs Brewers?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

Christopher Morel or Alek Thomas ROS?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

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.

Rbid for her pleasure
Rbid for her pleasure
1 month ago

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?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 month ago

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?

C Melendez
1B Freeman
2B Paredes
SS Pena
3B Donaldson
MI Adames
CI Votto
OF Buxton
OF Bryant
OF Mullins
OF Ward
OF Harris II
UTL Ohtani
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

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

The reviews are getting better!! haha

Nitro
Nitro
1 month ago

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

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

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.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

That is what I am hoping.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  toolshed
1 month ago

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.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 month ago

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?

Woodruff @TB
Bassitt TEX
Sandoval @HOU
McKenzie MIN
McKenzie NYY
Kopech @LAA
Strider @CIN
Nola ATL
Wood DET
Galen SD
Springs @TOR

Thanks!

John
John
1 month ago

Drop snell or Cobb for lauer

John
John
1 month ago

Stash luzardo or megill?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 month ago

Starling Marte doesn’t steal bases anymore. Just sayin.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Perfect Game
1 month ago

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.

RICE
RICE
1 month ago

Can lose either Ketel or Oliveres for Vinnie P. Am I wrong to drop Ketel? Who would you lose?

Thanks!!!

Johnson
Johnson
1 month ago

Grey! Would you drop India, Lourdes or Kirillof to grab Pena?

John
John
1 month ago

Drop Tellez, profar or India for VINNIE, franimal or Dylan Carlson

Thanks grey, sorry for the double post

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

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

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

Should I dump Gallegos? 10 team Yahoo league

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks buddy!

John
John
1 month ago

Drop Tellez, profar or India for VINNIE

John
John
Reply to  John
1 month ago

Or drop any of those 3 for franimal

ellis
ellis
1 month ago

Any guess for Vinny P ROS?

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  ellis
1 month ago

100 dingers and a couple spicy meatballs

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
1 month ago

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”

Bobby Baccalieri

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
1 month ago

Good outing from Urquidy, and thank goodness, because his season so far has been mostly Urqhideous

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 month ago

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!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 month ago

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
Severino OAK
Bassitt TEX
Framber @NYM, LAA
Nola ATL

Which 2 would you Sit this week?

Thanks,
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
1 month ago

what is going on with Kyle Lewis? there is 0 news. Keep Harrison Bader or Kyle Lewis as an IL stash?

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Thomas Petrone
1 month ago

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.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
1 month ago

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.

J C
J C
1 month ago

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?

Thanks

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I am an optimist lol.
Worst of this list: Baez, Polanco, Gleyber?

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

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

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Of those three is Baez the worst?
Also I actually received a trade offer for Berrios-…. Quantrill straight up. Not great an offer!!

Bish
Bish
1 month ago

Grey,

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

Bish
Bish
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Would either of these move head of these guys?

Severino @Pit; @Bos
Manaea SEA, SF

Todd Time
Todd Time
1 month ago

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?:

-Franmil Reyes
-Nathaniel Lowe
-Jesse Winker
-Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
-Rowdy Tellez
-Harrison Bader (reeeeeally need SBs tho)

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 month ago

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!

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

So hold Ward, right?

Would you keep Hayes over all the others mentioned?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

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!

ashtray
ashtray
1 month ago

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.

ray
ray
1 month ago

Santana dealt to Seattle…..here comes Vinny

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Of course I made Santana my main batty call today. At least with no early games have time to find others.

Game Of Throws
Game Of Throws
1 month ago

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?

Freedminds
Freedminds
1 month ago

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.

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Great, thanks !

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 month ago

#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?

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 month ago

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.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

McMahon or rodgers for this Rockies home series?

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
1 month ago

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?

NUX
NUX
1 month ago

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.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  NUX
1 month ago

Wen TWell Moon?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Have to many OF’ers, is R. Greene for Carrasco a fair trade or should I be asking for a higher level of pitcher.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I know Giolito has struggled-would you go after him or go higher

P K
P K
1 month ago

Grey, you nailed your prediction on Flaherty!

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  P K
1 month ago

absolutely correct, but just defaulting to “don’t pay for injured pitchers (even at discount)” generally makes everybody look quite smart.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 month ago

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?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

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.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

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.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

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.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 month ago

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.

NL-Only, H2H

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??

Last edited 1 month ago by pugs slugs
pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

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.

Last edited 1 month ago by pugs slugs
pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Agreed. I dropped Pavin. I can always pick up a batty call tomorrow, including T.Thompson @COL

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

BTW, I misread, Naile isn’t going to start, Wainwright is. However, He’s made 3 starts and could be a fill-in.

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@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

thanks!

citizen5
citizen5
1 month ago

Slim Pickens… please choose one to add for QS and Ks

K Thompson CHI
Wincowski BOS
Urquidy HOU
Hill BOS
Brubaker PIT

Thanks in advance…

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
1 month ago

Heim or Ruiz in an obp league for C

Magnum
Magnum
1 month ago

Is Jack a drop in shallower league for someone like Gore, Mahle or Verdugo?

DubDub
DubDub
1 month ago

Good morning Grey! Which 5 SPs would you hold here? Limited transactions discourage streaming.
Woodruff
Cortes
Gonsolin
Baz
Wright
Bassitt
Manaea
Kluber
Mikolas
Javier
Pivetta
Lynn
Montgomery
Gore
Syndergaard

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

Shane M also made the Top 100 start list this weekend. Own neither of those 2 anywhere, of course,

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

SON had that start (PIT) at $65.8 FWIW. I don’t know how much higher that can go.

mcgaffer12
mcgaffer12
1 month ago

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

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 month ago

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)