Yesterday, Domingo Santana had a double slam (23, 24) and legs (12).  Maybe it’s confirmation bias, but it feels like Domingo is just so much better on Sunday, right?  Carl Jung and Sting would say I’m onto something with this synchronicity.  As someone who doesn’t own Domingo anywhere, but wishes he did own him, I can understand when Jung and Sting speak of the duality of a man.  I get the sense Domingo Santana will be underrated in 2018 too.  Of course, I think this is crazy for a 25-year-old guy capable of a 30/15 season in a great home park.  As Sting specifically sang, there’s a little black man named Sunday.  He’s not the same old thing on Saturday.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Woodruff – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.52.  Okay, okay, but his next start is in Wrigley.  The field, not the gum.

Edwin Jackson – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.77.  The Regression Fairies are quick to point out Kit Harrington’s butt depicts the Golden Spiral, Taco Tuesdays means something else in The Village, and they will seek and destroy your pitcher’s ratios.

Ryan Zimmerman – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer.  Came back to earth (hitting .240 in 2nd half), but has continued to hit for some power (11 HRs post-ASB), and has stayed healthy way longer than I ever would’ve guessed.

Matt Harvey – 2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.97, as he return from the DL vs. the Astros.  Teach the Mets to start a guy named Harvey vs. Houston.

Wilmer Flores – Broke his nose on a foul ball.  Wilmer hadn’t looked that broken up since leaving a theater playing The Notebook.

Nori Aoki – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th steal as he was picked up by the Mets.  He left the Jays as a schmotato last week, so maybe he’s still rolling, Nori-style.

Lance McCullers – Will return on Wednesday.  “‘Bout time my team name made sense!”  That’s Ice T with his fantasy team, McCullers-Cullers-Cullers-Cullers.

Carlos Correa – 1-for-3, and his 1st steal as he was activated from the 10-day DL.  To the person who said to the sidelined Correa, “Why don’t you steal anymore?”  Thank you, whoever you are!  By the way, he was on the 10-day DL for seven weeks.  I’m going to put this prediction down here.  It may be in ten years, it may be in two years.  Prediction:  in the future, MLB will have more specific DL times.  Not sure why it’s taking this long, but at some point MLB will have 10-day, 15-day, 30-day, 45-day, 60-day and 90-day DL stints.  It’s so logical, you’re thinking to yourself right now, “Why don’t they just have this now?”

Mike Fiers – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.78.  Well, that two-start week by Fiers could’ve worked out better.  *puts tacks on desk, slams head into tacks*

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .301.  Also, in this game, Delino DeShields (2-for-3, 2 runs) hit his 4th homer.  Mean’s while, Joey Gallo (2-for-3, 1 run) was caught stealing a bag, as it was Vice Versa day at the park in Arlington.

Robinson Chirinos – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs hit his 16th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Chris Stratton – Scratched from his start on Saturday.  No word from the Giants about the scratch.  Perhaps Bruce Bochy is pretending to be a mime.  Sorry, Bochy, there’s no invisible box big enough for your head.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.15.  He pitchslapped Luke Weaver (7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.50), and Bumgarner is legitimately the Giants’ 2nd best hitter.  He might not be their best pitcher though if they keep starting him.

Harrison Bader – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer this weekend, though he had Saturday off, because the Cards have approximately 14 outfielders.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-5 and his 21st homer.  You in March, “Yo, someone in my league drafted DeJong before Addison Russell!  Haha, what a dope!”  You now, “Yo, I have a witch in my league.”

Kelvin Herrera – Out for a few days with a forearm strain, which is a reoccurrence of an issue from a few weeks ago, i.e., he’s a setback away from being shut down like your drunk aunt at your Labor Day BBQ.  In Herrera’s place, Brandon Maurer (1 IP, 0 ER, and the save yesterday) will step in as closer.  Isn’t it funny (it’s not funny) how some guys (Brandon Maurer) get a ton of save opportunities no matter where they’re playing and no matter how awful they are?  Told you, hilarious!

Jarrod Dyson – Out a few days with a re-injured groin.  “What did you do for Labor Day?”  You, “Read about a man’s groin.”  A’la Nelson, Ha-HA!

Danny Duffy – Played catch from 60 feet.  All his pitches landed six inches past the plate.

Melky Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .298, hitting near-.400 in the last week.  That he’s not owned in 100% of leagues is slightly baffling, but maybe (can you sense a segue coming?) it’s because people have moved onto fantasy football.

Miguel Sano – Won’t travel on the week-long road trip.  This feels like one of those scenarios where the Twins keep us hanging on like that motivational cat poster, but eventually Sano is shut down for the regular season.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and 3rd homer in the last two games.  Hello, fortune seekers and fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!), you’ve found the number one schmotato to add today.

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  Cy Young?   I don’t know; if Chris Sale gets to 19 wins and 300 Ks, he’s gonna be tough to beat.  Since May, Kluber’s been the best AL pitcher.

Danny Salazar – Will rejoin the Indians’ rotation on Tuesday.  He’ll likely only throw three to four innings, then turn it over to relievers.  Be interesting to see which Salazar shows up, healthy K-zar or injured D-zar-ster.

Jose Ramirez – 5-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homer, hitting .310.  I just gave you a Jo-Ram lede last week after a huge offensive game, otherwise he would’ve been featured today.  Homeslice is definitely on one, says the guy trying to bring back Homeslice.

Josh Tomlin – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks vs. the Tigers, ERA at 5.20.  The Tigers’ cleanup hitter is John Hicks, who I thought was the director of inspirational sports movies, but that’s John Lee Hancock.  So, no idea who John Hicks is.  Maybe Witness Protection got super lazy with renaming, and it’s John Hinckley.  No idea.  Oh, and this is all to say Tomlin is not a good pitcher, but the Tigers are worse.

Rhys Hoskins – Didn’t start yesterday after being hit on the hand.  Surprisingly, Rhysus wasn’t hit on the hand by a player named Roman.

Jose Urena – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  Hey, Young Buck, turn away if you watched Urena sit on waivers all year and never picked him up.  It’s best for you.  On our Player Rater, he’s a top 40 starter, ya know, better than Jon Lester, Danny Duffy, Cole Hamels and Kyle Hendricks, to name a few that are near-100% owned.

Justin Bour – Began a rehab assignment.  True story, I almost wrote his name as Bustin Jour, and now I think his name would be better as that.  Who is throwing a fastball to Bustin?  Nobody, I’ll tell ya that!

Patrick Corbin – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  This start doesn’t look amazing until you consider it was in Coors, and his August ERA in 39 1/3 IP was 2.52.  Oh, and when I looked at his next start on the Stream-o-Nator, my eyes bulged like John Lithgow’s in The Twilight Zone: The Movie (totally hip reference!).

Paul Goldschmidt – Him, Arenado and Mark Reynolds had Sunday off in Coors, because their managers are conspiring to screw my fantasy teams.  We can’t rest people in Petco?

Zack Godley – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  This start came in Coors, which shows you that mile high is actually below sea-level for Godley.

Aaron Hicks – Hit the DL with a strained oblique.  Hicks is so productive (except when he’s hurt).  The devil is in the parentheticals.

Matt Holliday – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .231.  I give managers a lot of crap, but good for Girardi for batting Holliday in the seven hole.  He should barely be in the lineup, let alone batting higher.  Though, he does have two homers in two games, so he might be hot.  Damn, am I talking myself out of the praise of Girardi?

Aaron Judge – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 38th homer, hitting .275.  He also added in two Ks, as he marches towards 200 Ks on the year.  Well, not march, more of a lurch.

Chase Headley – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Okay, about what I said for Holliday, um, Headley’s batting 2nd?

Chris Sale – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.85.  C’mon, let’s get Kluber over the top like Rocky in that movie that wasn’t Rocky!

Andrew Albers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Had a no-hitter through five innings, but Happy Labor/Albers Day was too perfect.  Albers throws about as fast as a knuckleballer, only he doesn’t have a knuckleball.  Impressed, I am not.  Talk like Yoda, I do.

Mitch Haniger – 4-for-5 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in four games, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Robinson Cano – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Look at this guy trying to pretend he’s as good as Jonathan Schoop.

Matt Olson – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  I’ve been talking up this schmotato since hundreds had small faces!  Not really, but for about a week he’s been hot.

Marcus Stroman – Hit by a liner on his elbow, but argued to stay in the game, so it doesn’t sound too bad.  Maybe he was wearing his Iron Mike Sharpe elbow pad.  CST!  (Canadians Stick Together)

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .261.  Okay, so nowhere near the value you drafted him for, but he has salvaged a total mess of a season.

Welington Castillo – 3-for-5 and his 17th and 18th homers, and six homers in the last eleven games.  If this were India, I’d be ‘shipping this Beef with prayer emojis.

Mark Trumbo – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer, hitting .246.  This guy’s putting together the most yawnstipating season.  Has he homered even twice in a week all year?  Don’t answer, don’t want to know, because it feels like he hasn’t.  That’s all that matters.  Like when it’s cold in the winter and it feels like climate change is a hoax.  That’s all that matters, how it feels.  I got the feels!

Matt Andriese – 5 IP, 5 ER in his first start since he was activated from the DL.  Fun fact!  Andriese is Italian for undressing.  “Mama mia! Dem bracioles are Andriese!”  It’s not just the crime family ties, I wouldn’t trust him this year until we see something.

Lucas Giolito – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA 2.25.  Mama mia!  Giolito is Andriese major league hitters!  I already gave you my Lucas Giolito fantasy, but you better believe I’m cyclops’ing him hard for next year.

Tim Anderson – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  Real talk, I’m going to be excited about Tim Anderson next year, as I was this past preseason, and I will grow bored of him within the month of April, as I did this year.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .301, as he returned to the lineup after missing a few days with a tweaked elbow.  Put your concerns for Jose in your hat, and call his elbow macaroni!

Chris Archer – Left the game after three batters with “right lateral forearm tightness.”  He could play catch today if Dr. Koco Eaton okays it.  Oh, and if you go to a doctor named Koco, he better be good.

Yu Darvish – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.09, and this game was vs. the Padres.  Don’t want to yell fire in the theater of Razzball, but has Darvish been pitching with an injury all year?  Did Tommy John not work for him?  I’m gonna have to put a monocle on my cyclops this offseason, and really look closely at him.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.57, as he was activated from the DL.  I hope this start knocks Wood (pun!) down from the top 4 for Endorphin Ralph’s top 100 starters.  My guess is no.  Endorphin’s pot-committed at this point.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 36th homer, hitting .272.  He’s two home runs away from Judge, in about a month less at-bats.

Jhoulys Chacin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  I don’t understand why anyone would not automatically start Chacin in home games.  For the last two months, I’ve said his home ERA is below 2.

Jose Pirela – 2-for-2, 2 runs and his 10th homer, and around the 17th time I’ve told you about him in the last 16 days.  Give or take 12 times and 12 days.

Tyler Mahle – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.45 in two starts.  The Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, so I’ll avoid saying how bad his peripherals look while saying exactly that.

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Man, I don’t trust this guy at all anymore.  Ever since he had his cancer scare, his pitching has been iffy at best.  Not counting him out for his career by any means, but I’m likely not going back in on him unless circumstances are dire like a wolf in GOT.

Josh Harrison – Out for the season with a fractured metacarpal in his hand.  Or as Harrison said when he heard the news, “Metacrapal!

Starling Marte – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  No one that drafted him this year wants to hear this, but his season prorated over 150 games would be 12 HRs, 35 SBs.  In other words, it’s gonna be hard to ignore him next year.

Ian Happ – 2-for-4 and his 21st homer, hitting .256.  If Maddon would’ve taken the reins off Happ this year, he’d have 30+ homers and we’d be talking about him in the same breath as Bellinger and Judge.  A hot, steamy breath that is exhaled into our pillow as we watch Emmanuelle on Skinemax.

Javier Baez – Left after being kneed in the head.  Somewhere, John McDonald is maniacally laughing.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .315.  Says his wrist feels like he’s swinging a wet newspaper.  For those millennials reading, a newspaper was a printed publication featuring news, articles and advertisements.  Sometimes crazy kooks would write in to the newspaper to sound-off on topics that bothered them.  Now they use Facebook and/or Twitter.  On Tuesday, we’ll go over ‘landlines.’

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speill
speill
5 years ago

Help please!!! Weekend starts. The Shark at White Sox or Godley home vs Padres. Thanks.

speill
speill
Reply to  speill
5 years ago

@speill: add Darvish to this list also. Thanks

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Playoffs start in one week, and guaranteed a spot. I currently have Wilson Ramos as my catcher.. do you drop him with the hopes that contreras is back next week?

also, which one do you drop? Pomeranz, Morton, Godley

Thanks !

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
5 years ago

Sonufabench, Grey, I am so angry. Let’s do this Bautista jersey on Odor thing. What a great idea.

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

Bird or Gurriel ? 5×5 roto

John
John
5 years ago

Was going to grab wacha but he’s gone now. Grab mig Gonzalez or pass for another day.

Drop IDesmond or inciarte for odubel herrera ?

John
John
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: others avail…haniger Choo kiermaier happ

Currently rostering Gardner Desmond inciarte myers

Thanks for all the wisdom!

luvpho
luvpho
5 years ago

Should I drop Ian Desmond for Matt Olsen? Drop Difo for Escobar?

Redraft league

VinWins
VinWins
5 years ago

T. Pham just pulled a mirror out of his back pocket after getting hit in the face with his own helmet on a steal of 2nd!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
5 years ago

@VinWins: That is now the most unbelievable thing I ever saw on a baseball field.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: My brother pointed out it could be because of his eye problems, he might have to adjust his contacts, but it was still a wild thing to see.

Dave
Dave
5 years ago

Addison Russell dropped in keeper league. Keep as many as you want. Is it worth picking him up for $1 once he clears waivers? I have Rosario, Bregman and Polanco in my team, though Bregman may not have ss eligibility next year. I also have Rodgers too, but he’s not for another year.

Points league.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Olson or Healy?

Thanks

Chris
Chris
5 years ago

Hello Grey,

Currently suffering with my OF. We play 3:
For my UTL I have Daniel Murphy.

I have: Josh Bell, Matt Kemp, Corey Dickeson, Josh Reddick.

I recently dropped Thames and added Reddick.

Should I drop Kemp and add Scooter Gennett?

Catg:
avg obp runs rbis hr tb sb

Thanks!

msh2404
msh2404
5 years ago

Goldy and Tornado go to Coors for the weekend – Yay! Combine for 1/14 with a single… Sad trumbone… Just venting

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
5 years ago

2 days until I leap into FOH’s warm and embracing arms!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I want him to hold a sign with my name on it at the airport.

Not your average Joe
Not your average Joe
5 years ago

Pollock and his recent hot streak vs. Duvall and his AVG proof pop? Which player would you rather own ROS? (Or would you rather neither?)

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
5 years ago

I need to drop someone to activate Correa.

Shane Greene
Vizcaíno
Jake Mcgee
Claudio
Herrera

Which one?

SMITTY
SMITTY
5 years ago

Drop Odor to pick up Polanco for 2B? Holding Price or Thor for another start of two?
Thanks!

Does the Carpenter Match the Wong
Does the Carpenter Match the Wong
5 years ago

Mitch Haniger is Trump’s favorite player. Racist bastard. Would you roster him over Fowler, Kiermaier or Happ?

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Hey Grey, sorry for another Salazar question…

Would you rather start him tomorrow off the DL against CHI or Rodon at home against Cleveland on Thursday…Indians scaring the shit out of me lately and I am neck in neck with my peripherals in the playoffs.

There’s also Santana at KC who I have benched Friday…but that makes me nervous too.

Alex

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: yeah Totally … word thanks

John
John
5 years ago

Playoff time..Start wacha @sd or m Gonzalez @atl or pass both

Should I try and hold mccullers or drop try pick up again next week. I don’t think He will pitch over 80 pitches?

Giolito is out there

John
John
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: dump mccullers and try use add him later in week? For giolito?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

Snowfall is much more enjoyable when you DVR it and just fast forward through the CIA guy stuff. The plot has become rather stagnant though. I wonder if they’re trying to drag this out so they have material for a second season.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah initially the Franklin stuff was the most interesting to me, but the Latino story line is close to surpassing it. Plus, who knew Oso had mad oral skills?

Jerseyjon
Jerseyjon
5 years ago

Just want to say thanks Grey for all the laughs and great advice. Won my 12 team h2h regular season for 3rd straight year thanks to you and all the writers and also cram jef and others. Have a great holiday!

tony
tony
5 years ago

And also is odor droppable in a dinasty league where i own rizzo with the 2b elegibility?,

Or do you think that odor can put it together next season, whatever you say i’m with you.

tony
tony
5 years ago

Hello mr grey.

Drop grandal for chirinos as an upgrade in dinasty league?

Johnny
Johnny
5 years ago

NIce write up. Just fyi Petco is a hitters park for that last few years.

VinWins
VinWins
5 years ago

You just dislike Albers because he’s from Saskatchewan, right?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Nice!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
5 years ago

@VinWins: Not too many places in Canada can boast of a major leaguer or NFLer, but North Battleford (pop. 14,000) has Albers and Rueben Mayes, who rushed for 1300+ yards as an NFL rookie in 1986.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Actually, what she calls her hometown is close to North Battleford, (Saskatoon) but she was born in Alberta.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
5 years ago

@VinWins: Looking at her bio, I see she did live in North Battleford as well.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ha! You brought her up!

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
5 years ago

Hey man- happy labor day! Bumpin’ some Aesop Rock.
Anyways, made it to the playoffs in my points league.
With the awesome 6-man rotations, I lost some 2-start options (Ryu/Salazar). Waiver wire is picked thin, so I was left with adding Stephenson (MIL, @NYM) and Leiter (@NYM, @WSH).
Both suck, I know. But would you start them over one start pitchers such as Lester (@Pitt), Morton (@Oak), or Snell (MIN)? Other option is roll out 3 RPs and Samadarjza – a Save with no ERs is like 11 pts, while a qs and win with some Ks is around 25-35.
I’m facing Berrios (x2), Porcello (x2), and Scherzer.

mrm3711
mrm3711
5 years ago

Hey Grey, pick three of these four ROS: Odor, Seager, Villar, Kemp. Thanks!

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I figured, grazie!

DonnieB
DonnieB
5 years ago

Villar or Seager ROS?

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Good morning Grey:

Right now I will have a bye on 3 of my leagues in the playoffs. My weak links right now are Smoak and Moist. Would you hold them or start searching the waiver wire for replacements.

Moist is a utility role-replacements could be-Ozzie Albies, B. Phillips, O. Herrera, J. Mauer, Gurriel, Haniger or Eduardo Escobar.

1st base: Gurriel, Mauer, Parra, Alonso or Hold.

Thanks and have a nice Labor Day

slew
slew
5 years ago

Rhys is back in the starting lineup.

Daniel mansoor
Daniel mansoor
5 years ago

Start devers or Eddie Rosario?

Daniel mansoor
Daniel mansoor
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
U and your site really are the best. Thanks for all your help all year!!!

TJ
TJ
5 years ago

Yo Grey. I’ve got a utility spot for today that I don’t know who to put in.

Options are:
Odor, Longoria, Judge & Mejia

I’m leaning Mejia praying the rookie gods bless him…

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
5 years ago

Sit Judge or Buxton (weekly league) ?

Greg Schwartz
Greg Schwartz
5 years ago

Well. With Salazar coming off dl, decision time. Can you rank ros Degrom, Wood, Corbin, Salazar, Weaver, Rodon, Peacock for me?

And 2) Would you wait on injury returns Salvy Perez and Starlin Castro or replace with Chirinos and Happ? In first, can wait, but ugh lately.

Last, tough one 3) Domingo over Myers?

Greg Schwartz
Greg Schwartz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Of course, Sally and Starlin both homered just after I made moves….crossing fingers…..

Daniel mansoor
Daniel mansoor
5 years ago

Hey grey!
H2h points league quarter finals
Need to start 1
Erod vs tor ( pitching terrible )
Salazar vs wsox ( possible innings limit)
Jon gray vs dogers ( facing kershaw)

Appreciate it thanks!

baseballing
baseballing
5 years ago

Hi, would you please advise me which 1 starter you would pick for this week?

Maeda (vs. ARI)
Jon Gray (@LAD)
Flaherty (@SD)

Thank you

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

10 redraft

Difo, Ian Happ or Matt Carpenter at 2nd?

Which hot bat would you prefer Pujols or Haniger?

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

I can make that happen, thanks so much man, appreciate you getting back on Labor day!

Hope you’ve been having a great weekend

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

with Bruce going 1-17 and dealing with neck issues should I lose him for Pujols or hold?

Freddy
Freddy
5 years ago

Looking to add 1 OF for the playoffs. Please rank these guys for a h2h points league ROS:

Odubel
Domingo
Manicini
Whit
Pirela

Thanks. Great site!

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
5 years ago

Hey Greylord. Only 1 episode of Snowfall left, hope it leaves a fantastic cliff hanger!

Jorge Polanco has been on fire. I’m preparing my team for the playoffs starting next Monday (I’m in first in both my leagues). Both are H2H points

Polanco( 2vsSD, 4vsTOR) or Semien ([email protected], [email protected])

StinkyPete
StinkyPete
5 years ago

Picked up a pitcher from the dregs of my league waiver wire. Selected Andriese +12.8 over Chacin -7.5 and German Marquez -11.5 based on the Stream-o-nator recommendation. Maybe I’m reading the Stream-o-nator incorrectly, ’cause it wasn’t even close. Minus is bad, right?

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Is it safe to start Davies vs CIN (Stephenson) and Teheran vs TEX (M. Gonzalez) tomorrow?

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
I can understand Teheran due to it’s risky.
However Davies should be good according recent performance and record vs CIN.
Double check, Will you start Davies vs CIN (Stephenson) tomorrow? Thanks.

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
May I know why? Thanks.

Jake
Jake
5 years ago

As I head into the playoffs it is irritating to have Hamels and Lester (DL) on my roster. Hold or dump them both for Urena?

Also, is Chapman worth holding? Vizcaino, Dyson, and Minaya are available.

Thanks

Not your average Joe
Not your average Joe
5 years ago

I will need to drop someone to make room for Salazar this week. I have both Holland and McGree for the Rox and don’t know who’s the closer. I also have Souza and Duvall, both of whom have awful AVGs in the second half. Who do I drop to make room for Salazar? And do I drop a second guy for one of these FA: I.Happ, Haniger, Olson, G.Richards, Glasnow?

12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – Machado; SS – Correa; OF – Merrifield, Pham, Souza ; Util – Pham; Bench – Duvall, Hoskins (dtd)
SP – Severino, Corbin, Weaver, Wood, Cueto; DL – Salazar
RP – Greene, Doolittle, Vizcaino, Holland, McGee

Daniel mansoor
Daniel mansoor
5 years ago

Morning Grey!
Who would you start in H2h points league?
Erod vs Jays
Salazar vs wsox ( potential inning limit )

Daniel mansoor
Daniel mansoor
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Lol thanks, unfortunately I don’t have a choice.

Geoff
5 years ago

Where should I rank Alex Wood? Give me a number and he’s there. I’m holding you responsible.

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Damn it! Didn’t work. FINE, I guess I’ll rank him.

TacktheKack
TacktheKack
5 years ago

Hey Grey, who do I bench this week?

Gray @ Dodgers
Gausman vs Yankees
The Shark @ White Sox
Fister vs Blue Jays

Im leaning towards either Gray or Gausman based on matchup and since the shark and fister have been pitching well of late with decent matchups. Gray always struggles to qualify for QS and dodgers go deep in count, leading the league in walks, so I guess bench him?

Categories are QS, W, S, BB, K, ERA, Whip & K/9.

Thanks!

TacktheKack
TacktheKack
Reply to  TacktheKack
5 years ago

@TacktheKack: Sorry, I just picked up Giolito, he’s going at home vs SF so gotta think hes a must start. So I’ll have to lose two of the above four….So thinking Gray and Gausman?

Luvdarooks
5 years ago

What do you guess to be Santana’s stats in ‘ 18?
5×5 using average. Will he be worth $20 in a keeper $280 11 team NL?

Luvdarooks
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Domingo Santana mil

iChiro
iChiro
5 years ago

Safe to Drop Tim Beckham, Thames, for Glasnow?

Or drop aj ramos or Familia? I’ve got richards on dl stash, I need to make move soon.

12 team 6×6, 5keeper league

iChiro
iChiro
Reply to  iChiro
5 years ago

@iChiro: could also drop delino, but he might be living up to my lofty expectations now

iChiro
iChiro
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks and happy labor day

Ryan Vincent
Ryan Vincent
5 years ago

Asdrubal this week (PHIx3, CINx3)
or
Eddie Escobar? (@TBx3, @KCx3)

Thanks in advance.

joe
joe
5 years ago

YELP! Do I trust Hoskins to play this week?

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

Wong or S Castro ?
5×5 roto

DonnieB
DonnieB
5 years ago

With Seager hurt this week and no DL, do you replace him with Castro,Villarreal or Semien for ROS? Seager cannot be kept in the league so whoever picks him up next week, cannot keep. Weekly lineup roto.dont know if I can lose a week of stats. Thank you for your earliest possible answer with games starting in minutes. Thank you.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Semien over Villar? Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

So Villarreal over Seager?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  DonnieB
5 years ago

Villar over Seager?

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Is it safe to start Bundy vs NYY (Montgomery) and Bauer @ CHW (Shields) today?

Eduardo Almaguer
Eduardo Almaguer
5 years ago

Hey Grey, some questions for you.

12-tm H2H OBP

Didi or E.Escobar?

Which one of these schmotatoes strikes your fancy? Pujols, Haniger, Headley, Olson, Pirela

Did you read Salazar would be limited somewhere or just assumption?

Shout out to SON. Saw Albers was about $11, one of the highest in a while, and took the plunge. SON is going to be so clutch in these next few weeks.

joemorganhair
joemorganhair
5 years ago

I need a bat to do some damage today… Any of these guys worth starting today over Eddie Rosario vs. Cobb in TB?

Braun vs. Bailey in CIN
Domingo vs. Bailey in CIN
Story vs. Stratton in Coors
Villar vs. Bailey in CIN

Tony C
Tony C
5 years ago

Hey Grey great article this morning! I love your reference for millennials re: newspapers! LMAO!
I’m looking to add a hot Schmoto today for my playoff this week. I can drop, Margot or Suarez to go get Segura (who I just dropped 3 days ago! wtf), Haniger, J. Polanco, Pham, Deshields, Hayward, Kendra’s or Castellenos ? Please rank top 3…thank you!

Iron Sheik
Iron Sheik
5 years ago

Forgot…one question. 1 start from Peacock vs the As or Dellin Betances? Pick one player!

Iron Sheik
Iron Sheik
5 years ago

Iron Mike Sharpe dominated the northern scene back in the day! Canada, Prime Time, and Iron Mike walking down the ramp were all staples of the 80s! If you get a chance watch the documentary ‘The Shiek’ and I’m not being biased. You won’t be disappointed. Gagne and Minnesota…Sheik and AAU…crazy stuff. Yes, I’m speaking out of character but it’s too early for me. Great work!

TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
TobiasFunkeAnalRapist
5 years ago

Greyt work my man, I know it’s super early and a lot can change but I’d like your input on a keepers question. I somehow didn’t make the playoffs with this team (oh the fun of h2h categories) but it’s a 12 team h2h category 3 OF spots and 1 util with no MI or anything like that, keep 9 with a max of 4 year contracts and price goes up 3 for every year kept. So basically I can keep trout at a base price of 41 and up to 4 years max for 53. This is our first year switching to this so nobody is currently on a contract. I’ll give you the base price and what I’m thinking and any input would help. My minors guys can be kept for 6 for no contract yet which is nice:
Before you tell me my keepers are too expensive, I’ve made an additional 21 for next year by trading hot players I didn’t wanna keep, mostly young pitching. So springer will essentially be free to keep for 2.
Trout at base price 41- likely keeping 4 at 53
Springer at 14- thinking maybe 2 years at 20
Arenado at 23, maybe 2 at 29
Goldy at 32, thinking 2 at 38
Domingo at 7- he’s on the bubble for me, he’s cheap and could be a steal next year but not sure if i wanna lock up my OF like that
Acuna at 6- no contract (looking likely I’m doing this)
Devers at 6- no contract, would be worth it if he can be arenados replacement but he’s slumping. Also he’s only 20
Odor at 19- lol jk, 2 categories are obp and avg and he hurts you too much there at that price
Paxton at 16- thinking 1 year at 19 and hoping he stays healthy and is an elite ace?
Luke weaver at 7- high upside, he’s looked great. Likely 1 year deal
Alex wood at 7- see paxton above
Godley at 7- maybe 1 year? I could also see it going horribly wrong next year and I think weaver might be better.

So as you can see it’s super early and this isn’t the highest priority but any input would be appreciated. Thanks and keep up the good work.

Mike Adamson
Mike Adamson
5 years ago

Good Lord man, it’s Labour Day and yet here you are still serving the good stuff. Iron Mike Sharp and Emmanuelle in the same post? Nowhere else will we find such magnificence, and on a statutory holiday to boot! We don’t deserve you Grey, we really don’t.

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
5 years ago

Tough sometimes doing the East Asia thing. Gotta wait up until 2:00 to see if the Phils start Hoskins. Currently tied for third, playoff spot all but wrapped, but I can secure a playoff bye. Thanks for all the solid advice, Grey. Apart from drafting Odor in the third round (my team name has been Odorono for quite some time), though you did also inspire me to draft Schoop just in case. That worked out much better.
Oh, and am I right in thinking there’s no way in hell I should start Nola this week? He just can’t seem to miss a bat when he really needs to at all lately.
So along with Sale and Severino, I’m rolling with either That Snell home against the Buxtons; Nola at the Nats; or Cleanliness is next to Godleyness home against the Madres.
Is it Godley or Snell?

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, Grey–and Rhys is starting! I can go to bed!

joemorganhair
joemorganhair
5 years ago

Kuhl vs Cubs
Perdomo vs STL
Milone @ Phi
Newcomb vs. Tex

I’m currently rolling the dice with Perdomo, but should I switch it up for any of these other mediocre streams?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
5 years ago

Great work Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league…redraft

I survived the first week of playoffs (despite all the injured players)

This second week I don’t have to many good options at SP… Please Help!

1. Who should I start? I need to start 5 SP

Castillo Vs MIL;

Maeda Vs ARI;

Giolito Vs SF;

Gausman Vs NY;

Wacha Vs PIT & @ SD;

L. Weaver Vs PIT;

D. Peters Vs WAS;

T. Walker @ LAD;

Shields Vs CLE & Vs SF;

2. I need to start 3 RP ( HD = 2pts. SV/W = 5pts.)

I have Knebel and Hand, I need one more

Mike Montgomery ( I don’t know if he is going to start this week)

Ziegler 3X Vs WAS & 4X @ ATL;

Barraclough 3X Vs WAS & 4X @ ATL;

Maurer 4X Vs MIN & 3X @ DET;

Robertson 3X @ BAL & 3X @ TEX.

3. Should I replace my Odor for J. Villar @ 2B?

Thanks so much!

MIkeinKC
MIkeinKC
5 years ago

I’m totally with you on Darvish. I ‘m seriously thinking about benching him for playoffs. Watched every start on MLB. Seems to still have decent velo and movement, but location/command to the glove target is terrible in long streches. Seems to work behind in counts alot too. Other than having a big Ks game here and there, just not seeing an ace at all. He’s a matchup play for me in the playoffs.

Also not sold A.Wood is in 1st half form. I think he’s worn down and not a 30 start caliber pitcher.

It feels like maybe rolling with riskier guys that I think are fresher down the stretch (Lamet, Berrios, Rodon,, Giolito, Glasnow when up…) might provide better results, but it’s hard not to start the ‘names’

Crime dog
Crime dog
5 years ago

Anyone have any good streamers this week with high k/9 upside that may be widely available

lt81
lt81
Reply to  Crime dog
5 years ago

@Crime dog: Junis in KC?

Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan
5 years ago

What are your thoughts on Robert Stephenson this week?

He’s got two starts. One at home vs MIL and one @NYM

He’s eligible at RP is why I am asking. I’m just afraid he doesn’t end up getting that second start on Sunday vs the Mets which is the one I really like.

Who do you like better this week? Quintana @PIT or Samardzija @CHW?

Armchair QB
Armchair QB
5 years ago

Over/under on Happ’s preseason obp rank for 2018 is 54.5 – you taking the over or under?

Armchair QB
Armchair QB
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: So he really doesn’t belong in the same conversation as bellinger?

Crenshaw07
Crenshaw07
5 years ago

I need saves more than Joel Olsteen on sweeps week. McGee or Ramos? Go Jesus!

Marty Jannetty Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty Was Set Up
5 years ago

Happy Labor Day Grey!

Im in my biggest $ league playoffs today and need all the help I can get.

SON loves Montero today at home vs. The Phillies (Leiter). Montero has been absolutely lit up by the Phillies twice this season, but that was before his recent streak of being legit. Do we start him today or nah?

Thanks in advance.

jlfc42
jlfc42
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks, at first glance I was rolling with SON, but then I checked his splits and pumped the brakes.

Would you drop him to start RA Dickey at home vs Tex today, or Garret Richards on the road vs. OAK tomorrow? Can start 24 SPs over the course of 2 weeks and my opponent is a wounded animal with Archer and Scherzer hopefully missing starts this week.

jlfc42
jlfc42
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yikes. Is Montero better than Richards and/or Dickey? I should probably just hold my horses, but in a points league with +10 for a W, and -5 for an L he really has to crap the bed to be a hinderance.

jlfc42
jlfc42
Reply to  jlfc42
5 years ago

@jlfc42: Ah crap, Hoskins is starting. That alone pretty much answers my question on what to do. Was only going to start him if Rhysus was out.

jlfc42
jlfc42
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks for the advice. Even tho Montero’s coasting to the I-victory coast its not a good start…getting super lucky with runners LOB.

I currently have Devers in my U spot based off Hittertrons advice for the day. Saw in another comment youre not too big on him. Should I drop Devers to pick up E. Escobar, Ian Happ, or Mitch Haniger for rest of the week (hell, next few days even)?

Kiermeir is on the Bench. Gallo at CI. Can swap Escobar, Happ, or Haniger based on matchups. Seems like Devers magic is up.

jlfc42
jlfc42
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

jlfc42
jlfc42
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Do you trust McCullers at SEA for his first start back, or take the wait and see approach. Last question for the day. SON likes Luis Castillo Wednesday at home vs. MIL. Start him? Should I gamble on SON and roll Pivetta out there away vs. Mets?

jlfc42
jlfc42
Reply to  jlfc42
5 years ago

@jlfc42: Forgot the whole reason I asked about McCullers was who to drop between Rodon, Nola, or burn 1 of my streamer slots currently occupied by Montero and Castillo (Montero is obvious drop, but does burn a stream slot and I prefer to have 2 open)

lt81
lt81
5 years ago

Grey! I’m in, made playoffs now in 2 week h2h 5×5 playoff semifinal. I am forced to pick schmotatos weekly in OF with Harper down. Who this week? Best available on hittertron was Steve Pearce (nothing schmotato about him at all.) Olson, Happ, Haniger, Pirela, Deshields? I am not lacking anywhere so don’t need steals over power or vice versa. Couldn’t have made playoffs without your advice thanks Grey.

lt81
lt81
5 years ago

Grey! I’m in, made playoffs now in 2 week h2h 5×5 playoff semifinal. I am forced to pick schmotatos weekly in OF with Harper down. Who this week? Best available on hittertron was Steve Pearce (nothing schmotato about him at all.) Olson, Happ, Haniger, Pirela, Deshields? I am not lacking anywhere so don’t need steals over power or vice versa. Couldn’t have made playoffs without your advice thanks Grey.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
5 years ago

Kendrys or Davis? Need to drop one of these underwhelming 1B to activate K-Zar.

Also is G Richards worth starting 1st start back in deepers, or hold on DL for now? Is Oaktown but no idea if he’ll even go 5 innings first start back.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Is that drop or keep Davis?

Scott
Scott