Yesterday, the Mets debuted their 2017 1st round pick, David Peterson, and he went 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks. Here’s bit of tid on him:  Tall dude, stands about 6’6″. *standing on my chair, arm up in the air* About yay high. Fastball velocity sits *gets off chair, points at my framed picture of Angela Lansbury* low 90’s. Slider and curveball are *looks around to illustrate, points at colored-in Denny’s placement of a cowboy, realizes that won’t be enough, takes crayon and draws a cape on the cowboy* That’s a super okie. As in okie doke. C’mon, that was an easy one. So, lots of okie-doke usually equals okie-dookie, but he has solid command, so he might be a four to five real-world starter, which makes him good for Streamonator in shallower fantasy leagues. In a short season, there could be some value here. He should at least limit damage, as he did last night in Fenway. Also, Prospect Itch wrote about 500 words on David Peterson in his 2020 Mets fantasy baseball prospects writeup, and only one overt threat directed at me. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bruce Maxwell – Signed with the Mets. The team decided to sign him rather than stenciling his name on the mound.

J.D. Davis – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Jonathan Davis Davis is on the board board!

Matt Hall – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER. I always listen to the Mets announcers, because they’re the best, but my MLB TV briefly switched to the Red Sox announcers for them to say, “Matt Hall wasn’t highly touted coming into this year, or considered a good prospect, but the Tigers’ Matt Boyd wasn’t either and he’s turned out well.” Ha! What do they have in common? Letters?

Miguel Rojas – Was among the 17 Marlins’ Covid-19 cases. If teams refuse to play the Marlins, and all forfeits have to be ruled wins, then the Marlins are about to finish this year with a 59-1 record. As many of you have heard, the Marlins won’t play until next Monday, the Phillies are off until at least Friday, and the Nats will be off all weekend, so get them out of your lineups. This must’ve been what it was like playing fantasy baseball during the Black Plague. One epidemiologist told Maryland Governor that if the Marlins try to enter the state, he should roadblock them on I-95. So, if that happens, Rob Manfred will prolly have them play on I-95, does anyone know its park factor?

John Means – Will start on Thursday. Put two average starters together and in the middle of them is Means.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he returned from the IL. Can’t believe he missed all the way to the point where the Angels only have 56 games left. Oh, wait.

Andrelton Simmons – Hit the IL with an ankle sprain. I always said Andrelton looks like an alien, which is just crazy talk, obviously…But then why is ankle sprain an anagram for “alien pranks?” Hmm? Hmm? Well?

Tim Lopes – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .462. I haven’t started adding ERA and AVG for the stat lines in the roundups, but I figured I’d do it here to show you how hot Lopes has been. He’s been platooning a bit, but if it’s with Vogelbach, who has yet to record a hit, the M’s might realize Tim isn’t a cantaloupe, but a Can-a-Lopes. So, hot schmotato, but he also went 10/26/.302 in Triple-A last year, so there might be something here, at least short-term.

Dylan Cease – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER. Cease is total SHET.

Carlos Rodon – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER. What was I thinking saying the White Sox were my favorites for the World Series? There’s not gonna be a World Series; two teams are going to play MLB: The Show  remotely. Also, the White Sox pitching is awful. Their offense is legit, but even if Giolito looks better going forward, and Keuchel keeps it up, who is their third starter? Can Luis Robert pitch?

Aaron Civale – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks. Honestly, this game could’ve easily been 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, but to remain civil Civale, he looked solid, and threw 100 pitches, which is a feat this year. “Did someone say “feet?” Stop it, Tarantino! The secret to Civale’s success yesterday was throwing his weak-sauce fastball less. Not sure it would work over 162 games, but for a short season? Sure, I’m buying, but he goes to Twins next, and meh.

Adam Plutko – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks. Considering what all pitchers have been able to do this year, this may as well as have been Plutko and Civale throwing two CGs.

Daniel Johnson – 1-for-2. Not sure what Domingo Santana and Oscar Mercado did to incur the wrath of Francona — Wrafrancona? — but Daniel Johnson, noted Austin-area singer, became the go-to right fielder vs. righties, and Bradley Zimmer (hit his 1st homer in the day game) started in front of Mercado. You in the market for a better outfielder? Then go to Mercado! I guess Daniel Johnson is worth looking at in some leagues, since he has speed and power, but he’s done little of nothing so far this year (hitting .200). I did enjoy that the Indians’ day game lineup looked like a buddy comedy with M. Freeman voicing God, and D. Johnson as the Devil with a soundtrack by C. Santana.

Kyle Wright – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER. I own Wright and watched this start, so please pray for me while I remove this visitor’s pass at this sanitarium. He looked so good for the 1st two innings! Actually…YES ACTUALLY! He didn’t even look bad to start the 3rd, but like a stripper’s thong, he got singled hard with some terrible luck. I only own him in an NL-Only, and wouldn’t look at him in mixed leagues yet.

Oliver Drake – 1 IP, 0 ER and another save. Nick Anderson has disappeared, and is an air ball of a draft pick. It must be the magic.

Curt Casali – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Psycho killer! Curt Casali! Fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, fa, far better run run run run run run away!

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and 1st homer. During the shutdown, The Greek God of Hard Contact was seen delivering dolmas and kebabs for his family’s diner. He reported it was very hard to social distance because he enjoys hard contact so much, especially with his lips to his mom’s mustache.

Aristides Aquino – 0-for-3, 1 run. Yo, GGOATOAT you need to kick your hitting in the shins. We don’t have time for a slump.

Javier Baez – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. He seems like a player who really feeds off the fans, so pump up the fake noise until the cardboard cutouts are shaking!

Kyle Crick – Hit the IL with a right shoulder strain. That was a good use of 1st week FAAB money. I should’ve listened to that little Burdi chirping in my ear. Nick Burdi is the clearcut closer here, and I could’ve had him for less money than I spent on that giant dope Crick!

Adam Frazier – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Adam Frazier, or as Rudy calls him, Babe Ruth, hit leadoff. No longer a fit for the three-hole, I guess. Wait until they realize he’s not a fit for leadoff either.

Josh Lindblom – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER and left the start with back cramps. Saw he went into the 4th, and, until I saw a beat reporter say Lindblom’s back would be fine, I just assumed he was like every other starter.

Keston Hiura – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Is it me or is one homer and one steal not enough? I want everyone I drafted in the top 50 to hit multiple homers, steal bags and have four hits every day, or I’m really not having a good time. You only have 55 more games!

Brett Anderson – Will return on Friday from the IL. Get him in your lineup before B.A. Brokeass breaks again.

Fernando Rodney – Signed with the Astros. Fernando Rodney cocked back and shot an imaginary arrow, but before it was out of his reach, he grabbed on and rode it all the way to the Astros. “Thank you for flying the Imaginary Skies,” said Fernando Rodney to an imaginary flight attendant.

Yordan Alvarez – Close to taking batting practice. Practice makes perfuct–damn!

Carlos Correa – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Later in the game, we had our first social distanced benches clearing brawl. Usually baseball brawls have the feel of middle school when one kid is yelling, “Hold me back,” and the other is screaming, “No, hold me back,” and they’re both about forty feet from each other. Last night’s brawl was that with masks. It looked like there was heated words at a nursing school.

Alex Wood – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. Wood said, “I can’t get it up,” then qualified his remarks with, “My arm.” Clayton Kershaw could return on Friday and take Wood’s spot. I guess a knock on Wood works out here.

Miles Mikolas – Hit the IL with the same forearm injury he had back in March, and is headed for surgery. Not sure why the Cards didn’t just send him for surgery back in March, or something. “Or something” indicates I am not an actual doctor. Some have speculated that Daniel Ponce De Leon would take over. Well, at least he has his youth.

Carlos Martinez – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER vs. the Twins. Sometimes you sneak one through, sometimes the opposing team spots that you’re Vincent Adultman in a trench coat not fooling anyone. I still like C-Mart, but I think being more stringent about avoiding the Twins might be prudent.

Tyler O’Neill – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. In a 60-game season, I’d like to see teams play their lineups more like DFS. If O’Neill is hitting bombers, stop being sympathetic to old-ass vets like Carpenter, Molina and Fowler, and move O’Neill up.

Tommy Edman – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer. I might have too many teams, but I still don’t have any idea who I own. I see Edman homer and I’m like, “Yay…Wait, do I have him?”

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Also, in this game, Jorge Polanco (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 1st homer. Twins are the lineup. Every day another guy steps up. Nelson Cruz is off reading the AARP Magazine with his cover story, and Polanco steps up.

Taylor RogersSergio Romo got the clean save yesterday and you should pick him up immediately. I searched for news on Taylor Rogers, and it ranged from “Where is Taylor Rogers?” to “Has anyone seen Taylor Rogers?” to “Is Taylor Swift’s Rogers Centre concert cancelled?” But I don’t think the last one is related. Players just randomly not being at a game is on par with 2020, though.

Drew Pomeranz – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save as Kirby Yates was…on a Zoom call? See what I said for Rogers, but change Taylor Swift concert to Sally Yates book reading.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. FTJ! Fun the Jewels fast! Look all these save masters posing on your FAAB dollars!

Wil Myers – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Just to make sure you never forget how ridiculous 2020 is, Wil Myers is gonna win the NL MVP, isn’t he?

Tommy Pham – Left the game after taking a pitch to his beanbag of love. Gotta be careful of the Phamily jewels.

Sam Hilliard – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Quick, Bud Black, bench him!

Kyle Gibson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks. He was nearly the best Streamonator start yesterday, which was still awful — like negative $2. People have been asking me about why so many terrible starts on SON. Well, there have been a lot of terrible starts, so there’s that. But it’s also because innings are currently tamped down for all starters, because no one is going deep. A 5 IP, 3 ER start, just isn’t that good, and that’s what Gibson was projected for. He had 5 IP, 3 ER, but the three runs were unearned. Get it together, SON! You don’t see errors in your future goggles?

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. The Rangers have played four games, and Gallo is leading the team with a .214 average. “At least they played four games.” That’s a Marlins’ representative.

Merrill Kelly – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks. This was the first impressive start I’ve seen from a guy who I wasn’t interested in during the preseason that has changed my mind. He had bumped his velocity at the tail of end of last year to 93 MPH, and it produced a 2.18 ERA and .202 OBA in 33 IP. That was there again in his 1st start. If he maintains those gains, he could be a short-season ace. Get him in all leagues.

Juan Soto – Received six negative tests followed by six positive tests. Sounds like they’re doing a lot of testing. No one said the tests had to be accurate. They did say his final two tests were both negative so Sexy Dr. Pepper will be rejoining us soon.

Austin Voth – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks. There were so many pitchers to watch last night — Wright, Peterson, Mahle — that I just didn’t see Voth, but I don’t think this start moved him up to shallower league radars, unless someone saw him and wants to convince me otherwise.

Sean Doolittle – 2/3 IP, 0 ER as he pitched in the 7th. Seeing Doolittle appear on a lot of fantasy teams, and not sure if the Nats ever announced it officially, but Daniel Hudson seems to be the closer, and Doolittle’s velocity has been down. He might need to see a doctor and not just for his talking hamster.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. They should do a Toronto Blue Jays’ promotion in Buffalo. Change their name to the Blue Cheese, have a mascot celery race and have everyone’s hands painted orange like they just ate wings. Also, I love Lou-Gu. Every Lou this year is good!

Tanner Roark – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks. Solid start, but I’d rely on the Streamonator for Roark in fantasy. For Roark in Fantasy Island, I’d rely on Tattoo.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. I own Schoop in my RCL league, but that team isn’t doing well, and I have been soclose (italics, no space) to dropping him for the last three days. Let’s go! (My guys desperately need a pep talk.)

Whit Merrifield – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Exactly what you drafted him for.

Matt Harvey – Signed a deal with the Royals. Harvey said, “Happy to help the ball club any way I can, and I’d like to sleep with Hunter Dozier’s wife.”

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gwaskiew
gwaskiew
2 years ago

Drop Musgrove for Kelly?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 years ago

Hittertron won’t show anything for tomorrow. Any idea what is wrong?

fake name
fake name
2 years ago

my mookie cesar shoemaker for his ozzie brantley cespedes verlander?

Umpy 70
Umpy 70
2 years ago

Hey Grey

standard 5×5 12 team league

got offered biggio for montas and voit

voit isnt a keeper for me anyways, but im short at pitching, and have escobar at 2b right now

do i pull the trigger? intrigued by biggio power/speed combo at 2b, but not sure if i should sacrifice my pitching for it when i have decent bats already (lacking speed though)

thoughts?

russowl
russowl
2 years ago

calhoun is my last bench bat. if i cant get buxton should i look for a hot Fa or hold.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

I am looking to pick up Tanner Rainey the closer in WAS, biut dont know who to drop in order to get him. These are my relievers on my team:

Nick Anderson
Giovanny Gallegos
Chad Green
Will Harris
Daniel Hudson
Raisel Iglesias
Kahnle
Kimbrel
Knebel
Pagan

Who should I drop to get him? Thanks as always

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

are you sure Rainey is the closer?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

I havent seen Doolittle closing

russowl
russowl
2 years ago

buxton or calhoun?

russowl
russowl
Reply to  russowl
2 years ago

sorry willie calhoun

russowl
russowl
Reply to  russowl
2 years ago

Rangers manager Chris Woodward admitted Wednesday that he has some concern about how Willie Calhoun is responding after he was hit in the face by a pitch during spring training.
Calhoun suffered a broken jaw back in early March when he was struck by a Julio Urias offering. He was 100 percent for summer camp but went 2-for-37 in intrasquad games and is now 0-for-10 to start the season. “I trust Willie,” Woodward said. “He has no fear, but I want to make sure he’s OK. It’s traumatic to get hit in the face, so I’m obviously keeping that in mind. I want to get him going. I want to make sure he’s a big part of our offense, but also don’t want to put him in a vulnerable position where it creates an issue.”

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

What up Grey
Holding Musgrove or drop for Plesac?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Russ
2 years ago

Follow up, Kelly over Musgrove?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Russ
2 years ago

Damn it sorry I messed this one up, it’s on me.

Your choice in order or Plesac, Kelly, Musgrove

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

The Cubs have a Norwood, Underwood, and Maples – there’s gotta be a joke there somewhere

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

All bullpen guys too – speaking of the bullpen, every time I see Alvarado pitch, it’s just boggling to me he gets hit so hard – his stuff looks so electric. Tonight he def got a little screwed by a misplay by Kiermier that lead to a double for Camargo, but wow – he’s lost something since whatever personal issues occurred last year

Stat Man
Stat Man
2 years ago

I’m liking Woodruff more than Giolito after their two starts. Giolito had a decent line, but to me he labored his last couple innings.

Stat Man
Stat Man
Reply to  Stat Man
2 years ago

Plesac outpotched him and faced a more potent lineup than Giolito faced too.

Stat Man
Stat Man
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Would you take Woodruff over Giolito?

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Not sure what is going on with MLB hitters right now. The pitching is just dominating right now.

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Burdi, Davis, Pagan, Hudson in a svhd league?

Humor has been on point thus far, Grey – nice to see you aren’t a slow starter in a shortened season

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Curious George
2 years ago

Missed one: also Drake

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

hudson def being used in closer or at least most important bullpen piece here, comes in 0-0 in the 8th with 2 on, stays in for 9th.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
2 years ago

yeah, put in ALL steals guys against ARI, even not fast guys (this noted before by grey, but this is getting out of hand, their catchers must make it like every pitcher is lester or thor)

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
2 years ago

which is weird, since kelly was an STL prospect (although maybe that’s why they dumped him off)

baby seal
baby seal
2 years ago

“but like a stripper’s thong, he got singled hard with some terrible luck”

lol, can you explain this one for me please? hahaha

Dan Rydell
Dan Rydell
2 years ago

Which side of this trade do you guys prefer? 10 team league, 1 catcher, 30 man rosters.

Kris Bryant, Benintendi, and Carson Kelly (or Jorge Alfaro)
For
Matt Chapman, Salvador Perez, Ian Happ

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
2 years ago

12 team roto redraft saves only.

Hi Grey,

Hoping to vulture saves, but need a bat.

1) Are Betances, Nick Anderson droppable?

I’m gleaning from your answers in the comments that Gott is a sleight hold for now. I’m guessing that’s mostly because of Kapler’s screwing with bullpen usage, but also because he doesn’t have dominant closer stuff?

I guess what I’m asking is…

2) Please rank Gott, Jeffress, N. Anderson, Betances for save chances.

Thanks in advance.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Shin-Soo Choo Choo
2 years ago

betances in saves only can be dropped for any of the new closer or possible closer list which depending on league is: kim, burdi, bass, s.anderson (i’d roster over everybody not named gott at SF), drake, holland, romo, altavilla, hudson (but he should’ve been owned even over a week ago), jeffress and i’d put phelps over betances and knebel too (from usage on both knebel and phelps and esp since phelps had the hardest 2 innings successfully done yet)

happyharry
happyharry
2 years ago

Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6-Would you drop Oscar Mercado for either Benintendi or Kyle Lewis? Thanks.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

Just noticed Mike Ford is hitting 6th in the Yankee’s lineup today and Hittertron has him ranked 24th overall…

I’ll be honest; i’ve never heard of this guy, but is he worth a Batty-call today?

Thanks as always

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Dancin Homer
2 years ago

was a backup last year too

Will
Will
2 years ago

Soto getting screwed by the DC authorities, can’t play until completes 14 day quarantine – now out until Aug 4th.

Baseball should have one set of rules for returning covid players. This is a mess.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Will
2 years ago

DC’s mayor wants the attention.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

LA has the same policy but it hasn’t come up yet.(Thankfully)

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Here you go:

Juan Soto
Eyeing Aug. 4 return
OFWashington Nationals

July 29, 2020
Soto was cleared by MLB Wednesday but due to local health standards, he won’t be able to make his season debut until Aug. 4 against the Mets, at the earliest, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

Washington, D.C. requires anyone who was exposed to COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days, so he won’t be able to play in either of these next two games against the Blue Jays. This weekend’s series against the Marlins has been postponed, so that leaves next week’s series against the Mets as his first opportunity to get back in the lineup.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Hasn’t he been quarantining since his positive test? Prob counting those days as part of the 14 day window.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

It was reported Soto tested positive on July 23rd. August 4th would be 13 days from that date. So if we assume he tested positive on the 22nd and it was reported a day later, then Aug 4th is 14 days.

https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1286365378067783683

My only point in bringing it up is baseball needs to have the same rules for everyone. What’s to stop say, Boston’s health department from instituting a 14 day quarantine and preventing any Yankees player who hasn’t sat out 14 days from playing?

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

See my reply above re: 14 days

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Will
2 years ago

this is exact idea is why having states rather than one federal rule is just stupid (and the idea of states at all is stupid in this realm too). the issue here isn’t MLB’s problem, it’s WAS state vs other states. now manfred should’ve had i don’t know, maybe his lawyers notice that this could’ve happened, and WAS not play in WAS (no fans anyway, why the f do they want to play their with those rules anyway, it’s not a home field advantage already. they should’ve picked the areas/states where the governors wouldn’t hamstring them, and ONLY play in those parks. moustakas was able to get an extra day probably only since he’s in ohio not DC. these are large advantages for some teams to have in the instances of their players testing positive.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
2 years ago

sorry, DC vs other states, the point is the same though.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Hopefully Mondesi gets going soon – dropped to the 6th spot today.

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 years ago

Catcher question – in order, who would you take?

1. McCann – ChiSox
2. Jansen
3. Garver

joeurso1
joeurso1
2 years ago

1. Bassit or M. Kelly? Both on my wire.

2. Is it me or is Trout striking out a lot? 8 Ks in 5 games. That’s way more than his usual pace. Maybe he’s starting to slow down. Something to watch for, me thinks.

SF
SF
2 years ago

Hi Grey,

1. Pick 2 SP: Chatwood, Lucchesi, Musgrove, or Singer
2. Need an RP ( league counts saves and holds) and my choices are Kennedy, Burdi, Wilson, or Dolis.

Thanks!

SF
SF
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
2 years ago

Long time away (damn you Covid…) but I’m back! Light the candles, sing and dance out loud! Or maybe just nod your head going “umm hmm”.

Rank these schmos for save chasing please:
Burdi, Karinchak, (Mein) Gott, Bass.

Also Monty, S Howard or M Kelly for SP?

Primetime
Primetime
2 years ago

Have to drop one. Moose is of the IL.

Happ
Mercado
Yoenis
A Rosario

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ouch! But that’s what I admire, the ability to make the call

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

Happy Hump Day!

Nick Markakis reversing course on opt-out and will now be joining ATL… anything to see here?

Also, Franmil Reyes, Mallex Smith, & Aquino were all dropped in my 6×6 Roto league (hurting on steals, so Mallex would help, unfortunately it seems the only way he can get to 1st is by an error).

Are any worth adding?
current OF/UTL/BN consists of (start IF, UTL, 3x OF):

Judge
Kyle Tucker
Kyle Lewis
Joc Pederson
Akiyama
Schoop

Lastly, any of these RP’s worth scooping for saves:
– Holland
– Burdi
– Romo

Cheers!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thank you

put in a claim to drop Akiyama for Franmil

would you drop Canning, C. Burnes for Burdi?

Also, what are your thoughts on Chatwood…he actually looked good in his last outing and gets PIT next. Worth an add over one of the aforementioned SP’s?

Bombadier
Bombadier
2 years ago

I’m pretty deep in saves, so focusing a little more on skills with saves as a bonus. Top two from Melancon, W.Davis, Holland, Burdi, Romo, Drake, Taylor Williams?

Bombadier
Bombadier
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Apparently someone in my league is reading this faster than I am and grabbed Davis and Drake! Who’s next?

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
2 years ago

I don’t get why Oscar Mercado isn’t playing baseball. I’m looking through his twitter feed and there are no videos of him taking Tito’s scooter for a joy ride. Do you think he keeps trying to sell him Amway?

Milarky
Milarky
2 years ago

Yo Grey, saw the commenter above asking about Cristian Javier, and your write-up on Peterson. Our league requires a rookie pitcher in starting lineups, and the only on my roster is Urquidy, who still isn’t ready. There’s not much available on waivers, but unless a bigger prospect gets called up before the end of the week, who would you pickup from this list? FYI – we only get one waiver claim per week.

Cristian Javier
David Peterson
Randy Dobnak

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I just checked in on the box score for Javier, and it looks pretty, pretty good (5.2 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, 1 BB, 8 Ks). Is this enough to sway it to Javier over Peterson?

Zach
Zach
2 years ago

Would you pick up any of these guys for their next start? Cueto tonight v SD. Singer tomorrow v DET. Or Chatwood on Friday v PIT. And are any of these guys rosterable for this year? I have an open roster spot and I’d like to fill it with a pitcher. We only have 4 roster moves a week, so streaming isn’t really an option. Thanks as always Grey!

Moon Shots
Moon Shots
2 years ago

Sup Grey. Im in a very deep dynasty league and in rebuild mode (read: selling anything i can pry off the walls). Another manager wants to give me Aquino and a first rounder for Merrill Kelly and Kike. I really dont know how to evaluate Aquino..mythical dinger hitter of the future (and past) or flash in the pan strikeout machine?

I like Kike since he plays in a great lineup and sporadically mashes, but def down to sell him for the right price. Does that deal do it for you?

Moon Shots
Moon Shots
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thats a no (keep Kike/Kelly)?

Thanks (I am dumb)

Fred
Fred
2 years ago

Should I drop K Davis for Teoscar Hernandez or Tsutsugo? If so, then who?

Also – should I drop Rich Hill? I can grab either Merrill Kelly or Turnbull for ROS? Which one or keep Hill?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Wait and see how it goes with Hill today though before moving on to Kelly yea?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 years ago

Captain Sir Oliver Drake and Sergio Romo are both available, and I am holding Kintzler and Jeffress, and I got Gott as I look to develop my closers.

I feel like Jeffress has the most upside here, but should I drop either him, Gott, or Covid-Kintz for the Captain or Serge?

Lurve yas all!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Over all three alternatives? Gott, Kintz, Jeffress?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Oh. So much lurrrrve.

TY!

JP
JP
2 years ago

Need some OFhelp, which 3 from this group to keep?

O’Neil, Hilliard, Domingo Santana, Aquino, Hays

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
2 years ago

Just trying to weave through comments to see where your head is at on closers- tell me if I’m wrong

1. Kennedy is the closer to own in KC and Holland is droppable in 10-12 teamers

2. Watson > Gott? (If so is Gott a drop?)

3. Drake is truly the best RP to own in TB?

Thanks. Crazy how important these garbage situations are

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

2- Nah as in Gott > Watson? Is Watson a drop?

stevie
stevie
2 years ago

Drop Braun for Teoscar?

ratedm4man
ratedm4man
2 years ago

btw…good article. Great Title!! How in the hell did you make that connections? You keep surprising me wh this sh*t.

jnienow
jnienow
2 years ago

So Mitch Haniger and Alex Wood are now hanging out together,huh?

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Khris Davis (0-15 with 7 Ks) droppable?

ellis
ellis
2 years ago

JT not playing for a few days and more games in question because they are playing the CoronaMarlins again next week, who would be the two best choices for a replacement for the next few days?

Kiner-Felafel
Caratini
Casali
Heineman
Maldonado
Barnhart

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
2 years ago

Drop Doolittle for Merrill? 10-team NL-only and my closers are Kim and Burdi. Available SPs are limited

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Weird Fishes
2 years ago

Forgot to mention – this is a S+H league

negatto
negatto
2 years ago

Can you rank the following assuming the Madrigal is called up soon and playing?

Wong, Madrigal, Fletcher

Thanks!

RICE
RICE
2 years ago

Grey!!! Hope all is good, man.

How bout that performance by Joe Kelly last night, haha!

10 team h2h

My RPs: Lecleric, Melancon, Kim, and Gallegos
My bench bats: Mercado, Braun, H. Dozier (IL)

With Gallegos coming off the DL I can:

1) Drop Gallegos
2) Drop Gallegos & a bench bat and add Daniel Hudson
3) Drop Gallegos & a bench bat and add Burdi

Thanks in advance! Go Halos!

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thanks Grey.

Are we dropping Braun or Mercado? Braun seems to be getting a lot of days off so far and Mercado, well you talked about it in the article. So sad.

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

SON hates these: would you start either in 12 teamer?

Marquez @ A’s
Bumgarner @Rangers

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

Its pretty interesting that all Phillies tested negative. So, its pretty unlikely to pass on the field. That bodes well for the season. It seems they probably threw caution to the wind in their clubhouse. Hopefully all the other teams have taken note and are being vigilant.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Perhaps getting a little too freaky on the dance floor…

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
2 years ago

Welcome back Grey! Good to have baseball again (I think). Good stuff from you and the folks as usual.

So like so many others, my bullpen is a complete disaster. Would you rather have Burdi or Kennedy in a 10 Team H2H Points League?

Thanks much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey. Ok, one more. Drake or Burdi?

And sorry for the crummy CL questions!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 years ago

Thanks for the great work Grey!

16 team points league… who to drop when Soto gets back? Akiyama, K. Tucker or G Lux?
Would you drop any of the players left (listed above)to pick up D. Peterson.?

Thanks again

Gary Z
Gary Z
2 years ago

Hey Grey! Trying to decide who to lose in a QS, H/SV league to pickup M. Kelly and Burdi

Braun (I dont think I need a bench bat in a 60 game season)
Doolittle meh
Knebel no idea how he will be used this year
D. May may never qualify for a W
E. Pagan Good source of holds

Thanks for your advice!

Gary Z
Gary Z
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

Gary Z
Gary Z
Reply to  Gary Z
2 years ago

Sorry, forgot to add possible dumps Melancon and Greg Holland.

Gary Z
Gary Z
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sweet, thanks again!

-G

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, whos the better pick up today
Hampson batting 8th at Montas or
Solak batting 2 nd at home vs Bumgarner?

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

Would you stream Eovaldi @NYM in 12 teamer?

Thanks!

prestige
prestige
2 years ago

Any faith in PONCE DE LEON putting together a few good innings @Twins today?

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, would u start M.Kelly in his next start at home vs Dodgers?

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

I get the love for Burdi. Do you like him over Greg Holland? Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Sorry one more for another league. Need to stream

Lester vs Pitt, Lyles @ SF, Alec Mills vs Pitt, Webb vs TX or Smyly vs Tx.

Top two choices.
Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Need to make a pickup bat:

C. Hernandez, Fletcher, Grisham, Arraez. Need best overall even thou Grisham heading to Coors with only one lefty on the docket.

Leaning C. Hernadez or Flectcher since both lead off and now Fletcher has everyday role with Simmons out.

Thanks for your advise.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  lwomack58
2 years ago

Did you have an thought on this question. Thank you

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

How are you feeling about Marlins players on the roster? Sounds like they’ll have issues moving forward and/or quad-A fill-ins.

Would you drop Pablo Lopez for a streamer? Looking at Jose De Leon, former prized prospect.

14T mixed, k/9, daily h2h

Thanks

stuey
stuey
2 years ago

Mind ranking the following 3? Corbin Burnes, Shoemaker, Kelly. 6×6 roto with QS.

I already have Shoe and Burnes. Could get creative to also grab Kelly off the FA heap. Although his next start vs LAD isn’t ideal.

Thanks for all the great content!

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

This seems to be the year when 4th and 5th starters I own (Kelly, Civale, Davies) are more valuable than my #1’s (Flaherty, Morton).., anythings possible.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

And Kyle Hendricks wins Cy Young the first time I dont draft him.

Ellis
Ellis
2 years ago

Who do you prefer as a bench bat, Pillar Teoscar or Dylan Carlson

Thank you

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

You like Teoscar over Oneil too, I’m guessing?

Something I picked up looking at Pirates media, they are babying Burdi because of his history of arm problems and may not pitch back to back games

Thank you again

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Ellis
2 years ago

Or Madrigal?

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Got it, thank you for all of your awesome writing and advice, you’re the best!

Lower The Jolly Roger
Lower The Jolly Roger
Reply to  Ellis
2 years ago

Pirates fan here… the word is (in a lost season) you won’t ever see him B2B nights cause of injury past 2 years … kid gloves if you will … already cost them a game Monday night… my 2 cents

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Hey Grey,
When D. Carlson gets called up would you drop Happ for him?

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
2 years ago

Grey! Hola, amigo.

Some guy in my league has put Tatis on the trade block. He’s a keeper forever. Should I move mountains to get him? Would you include Hiura in a package to get him?

Also, did you see Tony Wolters shaved his moostache? He can’t be your stunt double anymore. At least you don’t have to worry about him stealing Cougs from you now.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

You hate on Wil Myers every chance you get! Hating is so unappealing!

That’s OK, I’ll defend him because I know he’s a healthy season away from 30/30/250. That’s 30 HR, 30 SB and 250 Ks. I don’t give a shit about the 250 Ks either! I’ve got Wil on all three of my teams this year, and we’re doing just fine!

TC
TC
2 years ago

Once Odorizzi comes off the IL, I’ll have to drop a pitcher I really don’t want to, but no room for them all. Which one gets the boot. I’d love to try and combine 2 of them for 1 higher ranked arm, but not a lot of active owners unfortunately.

Maeda, C. Burnes, Bundy, Fried, S.Lugo, or just drop Odorizzi?

What’s a fair arm to ask back for if I put Fried/Maeda as the return?

Any ideas what to do with this group is appreciated. Thanks!

Brett
Brett
2 years ago

Rather Hudson or burdi?

Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe
2 years ago

Mr. Grey, you are a really funny. Thank you for the baseball last names, lit references and pop culture tie-ins.

16 team keeper league (no hr’s):
Drop A. Hicks for T. Lopes?

Peace

Coolwhip
2 years ago

1) So C-Mart was not good, pitches were not crisp and velo was down across the board, you can see my breakdown here: https://twitter.com/CoolwhipRB/status/1288331034111676416 that’s a little concerning.

Like i said, not good. This opens up an interesting discussion, which I think I make into a Deep Thoughts, do to starting ST, stopping it, then restarting it with only 3 weeks before the season is having a widespread effect on pitchers (duh) where they usually come to camp early (pitchers and catchers day) and are in camp for an extended time. Several pitchers are observably down in their velo: Morton, CMart, M.Keller are ones off the top of my head. And so many not going full innings.

2) Its affecting hitters too, as many top hitters are coming out of the gate slow: Acuna, Yelich, Betts, Bellinger, Lindor, Springer, Alonso, Trout, Devers, Harper to name a few are all hitting under .230 so far. So far i’ve seen Beli and Lindor comment about still feeling like their swing is in camp. Welcome to the Mouth of Madness.

3) Kirby Yates didn’t go because he had a rough outing on Sunday where he threw over 30 pitches and skip said he wanted to give him “extra rest” okayyyyyy. And since the SD bullpen is deep AF they didn’t sweat it. (Pom with 3 Ks) Mild concern?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

All I can say is “David Fletcher”.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

Yes!!! david fletcher is my personal hero right now. I wouldn’t be surpised if he competes for batting title this season. He showed up in midseason form. I’ve been singing his praises on twitter. also you’ll appreciate this:
https://twitter.com/Angels/status/1288324320825978880

Coolwhip
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Also Maddon’s weird times to use super-shifts is already irritating me

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Ha! Nice. Outside of Trout, he’s our most exciting player since Chone in his prime. I just hope Maddon keeps making him aggressive on the basepaths like he was the other day. He was running a couple times before he eventually swiped the bag. Loved it.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Dave D
2 years ago

Dude, we think alike. I still have my Figgins jersey… i was thinking about buying a Fletcher one this year… i’ve always had a thing for the super-utility guys – most valuable players on daily level and good to have another manager that appreciates them as much as me.

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

I need a little advice on a dynasty league trade offer… If this needs to go to that it’s just let me know!

My Nate Pearson for Michael Kopech and Xander Bogaerts. The lights really isn’t going to be capable at his price so there is little value their past this season. Any thoughts?

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Matt
2 years ago

Oops, Bogaerts isn’t really keepable beyond this season at his price! Siri autocorrect strikes again!

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Well, it’s a salary cap league and Bogaerts will cost me $32 to keep for next year. Kopech will be a free minor leaguer and Pearson $10 to keep. So basically a cheaper Kopech keeper and Bogaerts for this year versus Pearson as a keeper. 12 team mixed roto.