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Some pitchers have a “Hitters can’t get comfortable against them” quality. Whether it’s fear that they’re going to get hit because of the pitcher’s lack of control or if it’s the movement on the stuff, it’s a quality that I don’t think any stats measure well. Lack of command + Nastiness = Uneasy. The only way to measure Uneasy is you have to watch the guy throw so, enter: Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate it) watching Luis Gil (5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.75). He makes hitters as Uneasy as I’ve seen early on that came into the season with very little MLB history. (Speaking of history, I like to go back and read everything I’ve written on a guy before writing him up, and Gil was called up in 2022, in a post where I wrote, “Oh, no wonder Adley Rutschman’s still in the minors. They have Anthony Bemboom. His last name sounds like someone talking to their mechanic. ‘It was driving fine, and Bemboom.'” And that’s me quoting me!) Any hoo! Luis Gil has the giddy up:

Currently, sitting at 13.3 K/9, 7.8 BB/9 and 3.03 FIP. He’s not Jared Jones. Jones is better (as of now), but Gil’s only wonky command away from being an ace, and, while I don’t think he straightens that out completely, a 5 BB/9 would play with a 13+ K/9 as he makes it look Uneasy. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Nestor Cortes – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.41. When Nestor is commanding his pitches, i.e., not throwing walks, he can be silent but deadly like a good fart. Like if you have bad gas and it’s upsetting your stomach and you’re curling your legs up–Anyway! Cortes looks good so far this year.

Francisco Alvarez – Hit the IL with a torn UCL in his thumb. He will have Thumby John and the Mets said they’re hopeful he’s back this year, so, well, I guess he’s out for the season, but for at least a few months.

Gavin Stone – 3 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 6.00. Waivers are just a Stone’s throw away!

Tyler Glasnow – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.92. Can I write the Tyler Glasnow overrated for 2025 now?

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Someone banged the over!

Andy Pages – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. I was going somewhere with my FAAB bids, then I got behind a Sunday Driver.

Triston Casas – Hit the IL with a rib strain. Left Saturday’s game grabbing his side after a swing, and it sounds bad. Reports on Sunday seem to think it would be a lengthy IL stint. Thinking back to the 80’s when hitters didn’t have obliques and pitchers didn’t have UCLs, and everyone is skipping up and down a rainbow.

Kutter Crawford – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.66. Draft Strider in the 1st round, they say. Draft Kutter Crawford about 200 picks later because of the sleeper I wrote, I say.

A.J. Puk – Hit the IL, and we have our first instance of the Ineffective List! Congrats, Puk! Show him what he wins! An all-expenses trip to…waivers!

Jesus Luzardo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.58. Not ready to declare him fixed, but he had a 6 ERA during August last year and you still drafted him, so be patient.

Adbert Alzolay – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.09, as he worked the 8th inning of a loss. He blew chunks with his 4th blown save on Saturday, and Counsell said he’s not *pinkie to mouth* Counsold on him being the closer. Mark Leiter Jr.’s been excellent, but Hector Neris (1 IP, 0 ER) got his first save on Saturday, if you want to speculate. I’d go Neris 1st.

Shota Imanaga – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.84. “Welcome back to Game 7 of the NLCS and, boy, do we have a barn burner! Shohei Ohtani, starting for the first time all year, is taking the hill vs. Shota Imanaga, the likely NL Rookie of the Year and Cy Young.”

DL Hall – Hit the IL with “who exactly is checking to make sure there’s an actual injury if we lie about it? Uh, I mean, knee sprain. Feel better!”

Sonny Gray – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.04. And drafted like he’s a number three. Oh…[climbs to the top of Mt. Rainier]…kay.

Colin Rea – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.08. Someone point the Regression Fairies in this guy’s direction.

Gio Urshela – Hit the IL with a hammy strain. John Kennedy voice, “Era, Buddy Kennedy of Brookline, Mass., was called up, but, era, prolly won’t play much. Era, is this an error? Era, maybe since he homered on Sunday in his first start, but Vierling is playing 3rd and Keith is playing 2nd, at least for the time being, era, before the beginning of the Buddy Kennedy era, era.”

Bailey Ober – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.91. Has now allowed two runs in the last 17 IP. BO, but a good stink!

Louie Varland – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 9.18. Home vs. the Tigers? Man, this guy sucks. His initials might stand for Louie Vuitton, but I am oh-Fendi’d by his pitching.

Austin Martin – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. He’s been playing left for the Twins, since Kepler was injured, and prolly should’ve mentioned Martin sooner, but he’s done nothing to warrant it. He kinda reminds me of Steven Kwan. Not much power, but could hit .280+ with 20+ steals. At best, he’s 15-team mixed worthwhile, if desperate, but could move onto radars and become My Favorite Martin.

Cristian Javier – Hit the IL with a neck injury, which sounds minor, because, of course it will be, since I don’t roster him anywhere this year so naturally he’s going to be fine. Arrighetti was recalled. That his first and middle name isn’t Al Dente is such a missed opp.

Mitchell Parker – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.50. Two starts to start (learn new words, Grey!) his career and it was two gems. Can’t spell sparklers without Parker. Zero walks in 12 IP, and his stats say he should be terrible in the minors leagues, forget the majors. If you want to take a chance that he figured something out, be my guest, but he has three pitches and two of them stink.

Ronel Blanco – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.33. Blanco was never more than a Streamonator which sounds about white.

Cole Ragans – 1 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.32. I ran 10,000 simulations for Ragans start and his result was contra to all of them. His ratios went Ollie North. I’ll be honest, I think it’s too easy to say a pitcher is going to be overrated, because they all either get hurt or just need one bad outing from having a 4+ ERA. Which is also why it makes no sense to push them up your draft board ever. If you missed out on Ragans, are you serious that you couldn’t find someone else just as good?

Jordan Westburg – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .333. Nice, and I wrote a sleeper. Toot toot! What I wanted to quickly mention is: What on earth is going on with Jackson Holliday? Are we sure they didn’t promote the wrong brother, Billy Ripken Holliday?

Colton Cowser – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .373. Peek Freans are a very serious cookie and Colton Cowser is a very serious hitter.

Zack Wheeler – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, two walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.30. This start was vs. the White Sox, so, honestly, one hit seems like he got rocked.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-1, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .217. As bad as that average is, if he can keep it there for the season, he’s not that bad. At leadoff? Oh terrible! But this isn’t about that.

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Even more remarkable, no injuries!

Brent Rooker – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. He now has four homers in 11 games played. Schmotato? Sure, but also, damn.

Will Brennan – 2-for-3, 2 runs, and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last five games. The Guards willed themselves Will Brennan over Will Benson, Nolan Jones, and Richie Palacios, so you gotta think they like him at least a bit.

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.85. What do we say? Thank you, War Room!

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. If this is what his April is looking like, he’s going to hit less than ten homers this year and .180. I’m only half-kidding.

Davis Schneider – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and can’t play every day because the Jays have to play *checks notes* Cavan Biggio?

Slade Cecconi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 3 Ks, as he was called up for Ryne Nelson’s rotation spot. Fun fact! Slade Cecconi is the name of the company that makes concrete boots.

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .186. Carl’s Jr. Jr. is overdue like the button to get tap water on the soda machine.

Jordan Hicks – 5 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, zero Ks, ERA at 1.61. Somehow he’s managed to avoid the Regression Fairies, but their stilettos are high-stepping towards him.

Brenton Doyle – 2-for-3 and his 2nd steal. So, I am too thoroughly disgusted by Nolan Jones, but on the bright side: Doyle. Well, until you look under the hood, but he has been hot at least. Don’t start with the K%, please.

Charlie Morton – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.70. Started Morton in deeper leagues, because he’s worth his salt, but dropped him in shallower leagues and that’s salt in the wounds.

Travis d’Arnaud – 0-for-1 and his 4th homer on Saturday, and 12 homers this weekend. D’Arnaud is le caud schmotato.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. He’s going to have 100 RBIs by May.

Adolis Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. If you would’ve said to someone in March, you can have Wyatt Langford, but you’re only going to get half as many homers as Adolis, would anyone have taken that deal? Cause I would now!

Evan Carter – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. At least one of the Rangers rookies is doing something. Like Jimmy in Goodfellas, I have some nice furs I’d like Nolan Jones, Langford, Jordan Walker and Oneil Cruz to see.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (6 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.30. Gonna ignore that awful command for one game. Let’s say a free pass, like he gave all those hitters.

Frankie Montas – Left after 2/3 IP taking a comebacker off his arm. Imaging came back saying he was fine, and then people ran out of the room screaming, “The imaging is talking!”

Jose Soriano – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.43. So, finally watched Soriano and I see why the people are trill with excitement, as no one says. He’s not quite as nasty as Luis Gil from the guys I watched yesterday, but the smoke does lead to fire. His 95 MPH splitter is something, and that something is nasty. Streamonator likes his next one, and I don’t see why not.

Anthony Rendon – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain that he injured running to 1st. This injury comes at a bad time because, well, check Anthony Rendon’s Statcast:

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SteveNZ
27 days ago

I don’t think Nolan Jones is ever going to get another hit.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
27 days ago

oh baby that’s lucky. if gorman pinch hits 2 run game winning HR’s on any other day (besides maybe thurs along with mon) i don’t even get those stats at all. niiiiice (that it happened on mon)

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
27 days ago

Hi, daily transaction league guy here.

Sonofabench!!!

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Lucky Dog
27 days ago

guessing you just already had guys at 2B and MI and util already to input then right that started. the 2 spots i have him i have 3 BN bats both (one i have 11 SP anyway with losses against and HR’s against as negatives, the other has a SP starts per week max and i have 8 or 9 SP’s), and lucky for me from thin day i did not have other 2B guy playing today. wasn’t even a choice situation.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
27 days ago

no, in that one with the max 12 SP starts per week the BN’s aren’t large, i have 2 BN bats.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
27 days ago

and that was is a 14’er with OPS/total bases/hits added like 10 x 10 h2h where somebody dropped gorman like 5 days ago.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
27 days ago

they’re both h2h’s so no possible “oh i’ll bench this guy anyway since he’s been doing badly and i have a limited amount of hitter appearances” in THOSE, i likely would’ve benched too, even on thin day.

Hamporter
Hamporter
27 days ago

Good Evening,

12 teams H2H Mixed Categories:

1.With Fairbanks going down, would you rather have Adams, Payamps, or Neris?

2. Last week I picked up Caminero because I needed a 3B and figured to stash for the coming weeks (maybe, who the hell knows with the Rays) would you continue to hold or grab Maikel Garcia, who has started to show signs up life again?

Thanks!

blooper
blooper
27 days ago

Cash never let’s a guy go 6 unless he’s losing badly. I’m never going roster a TB pitcher again. Cash is trash.

Lucky Dog
27 days ago

Good lord Lynn hasn’t missed to many buffets lately – he’s got that Bartolo boiler going!

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Lucky Dog
27 days ago

i’m fairly sure dude’s lived over a BBQ/bar spot for at least the last 10ish years.

Darth Sandwich
Darth Sandwich
27 days ago

Evening Grey-

A dude in my League is fed up with Jackson Holliday and is offering him to me for Bryson Stott…Whatcha think?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
27 days ago

I have Hunter Greene. Cut for Mize, Soriano, or Schmidt?

Ferris
Ferris
27 days ago

NL-only (saves matter), 10 team, roto, 5×5

Abner uribe or ian happ?

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Ferris
27 days ago

happ.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Ferris
27 days ago

but i’m seriously curious as to how happ got dropped in 10 team NL only at all that’s nuts.

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
27 days ago

Killing it so far in a roto league (redraft, standard 5X5). Recently picked up SS Swanson off of waivers, but don’t need him, trying to trade him. Perfect fit would be 1B/OF. So far offers rejected for Santander and Steer; I haven’t heard back on Bellinger yet.

If I don’t get Bellinger: I have N. Jones in another league (where he is killing me so far). Worth pursuing Jones here (where I can keep him on the bench until he heats up), or should I try to deal Swanson for an SP instead?

Lucky Dog
27 days ago

Elder not missing a lot of bats today. Yeesh. I didn’t have the guts to start him today.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
27 days ago

Still – 3 straight 10 pitch innings. Pretty pretty good.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
27 days ago

Hey Grey! I’ve got $4 E Ruiz in my 12 team keeper (weekly lineups so platoon guys get bumped down), who I bought low on last week.

A guy who needs steals offered me Schwarber (nonkeeper) for him or Rodon plus a lesser bat. He also has a nonkeeper Teoscar (hasn’t offered him yet but I think I could convince)

Would you move a dirt cheap Ruiz keeper for any of these guys?

Obviously Ruiz isn’t helping my team at all right now, but honestly I can’t quit dreaming on the upside esp with how he’s looked when the As actually play him…

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

Thanks!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
27 days ago

14 team h2h 6×6 with TB & OBP

Hold Henry Davis or drop for d’arnaud, Stephenson, Herrera, Wong, Bailey, Langaliers

Thanks!

Gotime
Gotime
27 days ago

H2H pts IP Ks Hits BBs HRs SVs HDs lost Fairbanks drop for
Hoffman
McArthur
Gil
Jon Gray
Mize

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
27 days ago

Gavin Williams, Schmidt, L. Allen, Gil or Whitlock over J. Gray? Or SON?

Thx

Freedminds
Freedminds
27 days ago

Taylor Ward or Morel?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
27 days ago

Houck / Wilson Contreras for Gausman?

buddens126
buddens126
27 days ago

Oneill and ronel or Arozarena

Last edited 27 days ago by buddens126
Dancin Homer
27 days ago

Afternoon & Happy National Jelly Bean Day!

Was all sugar-high on Jordan Walker before the season kicked off, but he’s been downright terrible… when he actually plays (riding the pine again today).

You still holding him in a 12-team (6×6 OPS) league?

I’m currently holding, but could use the streamer, bench bat, or future closer if he’s not worth it.

Some notable FA’s below.

Bats:

  • B. Marsh
  • J. Winker
  • J. Fraley (out sick today)
  • Luis Garcia
  • JP Crawford

Arms:

  • Paddack (great matchup, but trust the black jelly beans more than him)
  • Crochet
  • M. Parker

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

love me some Jelly Beans!

Also, forgot to include Pages on my list. You still like Marsh or would Pages jump over him?

It Burnes when I Imanaga
27 days ago

10 team 5×5 roto

4 IL spots.

Currently have Albies, Burger, Buehler, deGrom on IL.
Just lost Fairbanks to the IL as well.

At this point just keep Fairbanks on the bench until Albies or Buehler are activated?

Drop any of the 5 to pick up a SP or a bench bat?

How do you value the 5 guys I have on IL?

Thanks

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
27 days ago

J.Soriano or T.Rogers in a 12 teamer?

denp1717
denp1717
27 days ago

Start Ryan Weathers @ Atlanta tonight? Sounds scary. Thanks!!

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
Reply to  denp1717
27 days ago

No

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
27 days ago

Hi Grey,

My regular catcher is Sean Murphy who as you know is on IL. I picked up Gabriel Moreno. Would you hold him or pick up either TAD, Raleigh or Jeffers?

thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
27 days ago

Which do u prefer
Pepiot home vs Detroit or
Jon Gray home vs Seattle?

Dude
Dude
27 days ago

Pages
Fraley
BDLC
Marsh
Rooker
Carpenter

Who are the 2 drops?

Lightning99
Lightning99
27 days ago

Would you drop Ohoppe for Raleigh? Ohoppe has been solid but wasn’t sure if I should buy low on Cal

raiden
raiden
27 days ago

Might be a stupid question but Ozuna, Kikuchi, Lopez (braves) OR Carroll, Peralta (brewers). I’d be receiving the latter but my team would lack power with the departure of Ozuna

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
27 days ago

Grey 10T 5×5 Category OBP Keeper League

Best bench bat. Please rank

K. Carpenter
J. Fraley
A. Pages

herschel
herschel
27 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start one of these guys. who do you like?

weathers – @ atl, vs was
lugo – @ det
keller vs mil

thanks!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
27 days ago

Hey Grey,

16 team weekly points league…redraft

top two options please

Yoshida, Frelick, Pages, J. Walker, J Clase.

Thanks again

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
27 days ago

I take a quick look at the box score for today’s OAK-NYY game and see Esteury Ruiz with a 0-for-0 line. I get mad, thinking he got subbed early. I see that he was at the plate three times: HBP and two walks. I get made for a different reason: how the hell does Ruiz get on base three times and not get a single steal !?!

I may need to drop Ruiz for real world health reasons …

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Uncle Razzkai
27 days ago

i would love a bookshop to have a price on that, ROS does ruiz get on base 3+ times in any other game and not attempt even one steal (there’d have to be something in that about playing when injured though, VERY easy to believe it if he was, and of course that’s completely problematic to what counts as “playing injured” esp when a lot of these guys hide injuries to keep playing). i’m not suggesting just from today him getting on base 3 times with no steal attempts MEANS that, but if it keeps happening…

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
27 days ago

He tried once (but got picked off).

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
27 days ago

oh, so he did attempt once, completely normal then.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
27 days ago

i’d have noticed that later anyway, he’ll have -1 net steals from that.

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
27 days ago

I stand by my original statement/anger … how does Ruiz get on three times and not get a single steal? (Didn’t say “not attempt a steal”) Damn it, Ruiz, you have one job and one job only on my fantasy team ;-)

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Uncle Razzkai
27 days ago

well have fun standing, a guy’s not getting at least 1 steal everytime he starts. my legs would get tired though, i’d keep a chair around.

hal_incandenza
Reply to  Uncle Razzkai
27 days ago

Dude, I came here looking for a comment about this.

I guess we can’t be mad about the part of him being pinch-hit for as he was lifted for a LHB to face a RHP.

What does come to mind is if they only play him vs. LHP. . . aren’t LHP traditionally harder to steal against? His ’23 splits show:
vs LHP 22 for 30 (73.3% success)
vs RHP 45 for 50 (90% success)

He will clearly still run vs. LHP, but this seems further reason not to hamstring a player with electric speed by putting him in a short-side platoon role. I think he should be an everyday starter. He could still be subject to being pinch-hit for in situations like today if desired, but they’re totally limiting his value here.

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
27 days ago

Hi Grey,

I was just seconds ago offered Devers for Corbin Burnes. This manager, of course, knows that I am weak at 3B (with Gorman and McMahon). I was going to reject that trade.

I am strong in pitching with Burnes, Wheeler, Nola, Skubal, GreyRod, Kutter, Cristopher Sanchez, Ragans, and Mize. Of course, pride comes before a fall.

As you know Devers has not had a good year.

Looking forward to your thoughts.

Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

Thank you!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  martin rostoker
27 days ago

I don’t know your league settings but if you are weak at 3B and strong at pitching I would take Devers. He has a huge track record of success

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  LG Baseball
27 days ago

huge track record certainly, but already has had/maybe still has at least 2 separate injuries so far in less than the last 30 days.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
27 days ago

I’m going to be patient with Nolan but I’m ready to drop Julien (I have Turang). Also considering dropping Frelick, and almost certainly Hoffman (I have Alvarado). Question is, if I was adding anywhere from 1 to 3 players, who do you like most out of:

Abreu, Bader, Lee, L.Garcia, Mountcastle, Nimmo, Varsho

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
27 days ago

NYY are in serious trouble if it takes playing @ NYY to get sears’s to get his last year decent or better K’s back.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
27 days ago

nothing to do with this post, but i just saw him dropped (and i won for like 15 but no 2nd bid and we’re vickrey so i paid 0) in a 16’er where i know the owners all at least appear active and most for sure are, very surprised me. l.gil i’m saying.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
27 days ago

those same leagues l.gil was a slow draft pick in anywhere from 1st (this here from NYY) to 3rd round mostly too, so it’s quite odd. it’s not like he put out say b.francis’ stats (that dude also drafted similar weeks ago in those deep dynasties) such to have b.francis’ interest levels when dropped.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
27 days ago

was more like l.gil’s slow draft range for deep dynasties anywhere from 1st to 6th really. NYY fandom has some owners hitting him up in the 1st, which is a crazy overpay mostly as you’d be skipping top 1st year draft types, other spots nobody is like that and he’s obtained in the 5th.

mcmi11ions
27 days ago

H2H format is so forgiving, b/c the matchups are just lucky. You get a guy when his team is cold, you can scrape by. I thought I had a team of studs after my draft, but clearly Nolan Jones, Langford, Oneil Cruz, and Corbin Carroll are just trying to keep my ego in check… but I’m still in 5th place out of 12 teams… let’s just hope they start to… uh… do good.

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
27 days ago

Hey Grey,

Best options moving forward for Arozarena and Lane Thomas? I have basically just benched Arozarena at this point and have Kwan as my starting LF, but Thomas is the only player I have with CF eligibility. Should I just try to dangle the SBs with Thomas and see what I can get in a trade, or just continue to wait it out? I don’t necessarily have someone that I think is an obvious drop to bench Thomas. The only players that I have that are underperforming are these two, Langford, and ONeil Cruz, and I don’t think any of them are close to being dropped at this point in the season. Thanks Grey!

patdaddy1985
patdaddy1985
27 days ago

I hope Mason Miller gets traded

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  patdaddy1985
27 days ago

i mean, isn’t it inevitable?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  patdaddy1985
27 days ago

why, OAK’s got more save opp’s this year already than they probably had 2 months into last year, maybe 3. that SAC park they’ll be playing in next year not good for pitchers, is maybe what you mean here. or maybe mean an org smart enough to not leave him in the bullpen when he sure looks (and did last year) like a damn good starter. they supposedly say they’ll later move him back to that but we’ll see on that. if he does get traded it’ll probably be some years so if they weren’t lying about that we’ll get to see if they do it or not.

wrecked656
wrecked656
27 days ago

Grey,

time to drop Yariel Rodriguez after the news broke out about Monoah will be back as a starter and Yariel would be stretched? I thought eventually Yariel would move into a starter role

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  wrecked656
27 days ago

i’d not right now be worried about manoah taking y-rod’s job, at least in deep spots (i.e. i’d hold y-rod in those). for 12’ers, yeah it might easily make y-rod a drop if/when manoah’s up. manoah’s been dog shit since the pitch clock completely. too fat for that limited time to build up the endurance pitch to pitch to pitch well for anything close to whole outings. now if say he shows up having lost a lot of mass and pitches well, yeah then he’ll keep that job likely (or just pulled a l.lynn and didn’t lose the mass and pitches at least fairly well).

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

he’s worried manoah coming up takes y-rod’s chance at starting go away, which probably will happen if manoah looks at all not horrible, something he’s not been able to once do since 2022.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

yeah that line in there was confusing, y-rod they’ve already been trying to stretch out and he is going more pitches, so that’s happening already.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
27 days ago

there isn’t any new say rotoworld blurbs on manoah, but i found this from today in a fantrax blurb:
Manoah (shoulder) showed improvement in his rehab start Friday with Triple-A Buffalo, allowing two runs on six hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out five without walking a batter.”

also in that it mentions manoah/y-rod are being kept on same schedule, so proves what we’d already have expected, that if/when they bring up manoah it’s y-rod’s starting spot being taken. pretty sure for 12’ers when this happens you can drop y-rod and if/when manoah pitches like it’s 2023 yet again if you want y-rod back when they demote manoah for it’d be like the 4th or 5th time pretty sure in 2 years you could probably in most leagues just reacquire.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

agree on that. which could be weeks off, and if y-rod does better and better and longer and longer it might not happen.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

well now rotoworld is having a new update on manoah, but the outputs it mentions are a LOT worse than that fantrax one above:
26-year-old allowed four runs over 3 1/3 innings in that outing (this was in AAA). While that’s an uninspiring line, it’s a vast improvement over his disaster in Low-A Dunedin.

none of that screams “will be up in MLB shortly”

Daze
Daze
27 days ago

Grey
Would you drop haniger in a 10 team league for
O’Hearn
Varsho
Wilyer Abreu
Pages

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Daze
27 days ago

Sorry
Needs are mainly RBI’s & HR’s
But I need all offensive stats

Dan
Dan
27 days ago

Hi Grey. I assume from your writing today i should drop Parker and pick up Soriano ??
Also who to choose 2 between Kepler, O’hearn or W.Abreu from sox ? Thanks

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
27 days ago

First time I’ve ever seen this. In the As vs Yanks, a player pinch-walked for Tyler Nevin. The new player got credit for the BB, but Nevin got credit for his OBP.

Chucky
Chucky
27 days ago

Fairbanks to the IL with some nerve issue. So maybe it wasn’t the humidor balls in Coors then?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Chucky
27 days ago

he’s got and had renauld’s syndrome, the only part that’d be surprising is if it wasn’t related to that.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
27 days ago

it’s the cold weather, renauld’s only acts up (supposedly, this is just me reading stuff written about it re: fairbanks the last few years, i’m not a doctor) when he pitches in cold weather. they should just IR him every year till the weather cooperates (or long home stands), stop pretending he doesn’t have it and/or hoping what they see happen every damn time he pitches in cold weather doesn’t happen again.

Randy
Randy
27 days ago

SVHD, pick up abreu, kittredge, jojo or minter? thanks grey

Lucky Dog
27 days ago

Do we like Patrick Bailey or Riley Adams better? Baily is raking, but seems to only play 2 out of every 4 days. This is for a 2 month fill-in for Alvarez.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

Gracias

Razz-A-Ma-Tazz
Razz-A-Ma-Tazz
27 days ago

Ranger Suarez to hot to sit today right G? In Cincy but still……

toolshed
27 days ago

Does Oneill Cruz need to hire his own private hitting coach again? What’s going on in the Burgh? He looks lost. Please tell me it’s going to be ok. I can’t get the thought of Gregory Polanco out of my head. He teased with his upside and was considered can’t miss. He instead regressed and continued to get worse.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  toolshed
27 days ago

please do not compare brocktune to o-cruz (hehehe). it might cause suicides around here. i do hope yr right that he let those private coach(es) go till now this year though, and gets them/him back shortly.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
27 days ago

looks like his bad luck ran out or maybe he did go back to those hitting coaches, fairly sure even when he got to 2 hits something changed today. he’s not drawing dead for 4 hits today yet either.

florida jack
florida jack
27 days ago

Jon Gray or Civale

thanks

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
27 days ago

Hi Grey,

Sorry for my confusion about Joey Loperfido. I clarified the question below.

My 3B is weak. I have Nolan Gorman and Ryan McMahon. Need I say more. The list of those on the wire are:

Josh H Smith
Tyker Freeman
Eugenio Suarez
Luis Rengifo
Anthony Rendon
Abraham Toro
Ernie Clement
Isiah Kine-Falefa

Would you make any move? Who would you drop and who would you pick up?

Thank you!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

Your holds always turn out to be right! Thanks!!

KailuaBoy
KailuaBoy
27 days ago

Aloha Brah!
Drop Paxton for Elder

pizza5788
pizza5788
27 days ago

Drop Keller for Nester

Chris
Chris
27 days ago

10 Team H2H Points League

Someone dropped Blake Snell in my league. What are your thoughts on him moving forward? Is it worth dropping a Seth Lugo or Jordan Hicks level pitcher for him. Snell can’t be this bad can he?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

hicks BB rate slowly creeping back up to prior attempts at starting levels; which were so bad last time around (exactly 1 year ago) he had the worst BB rate in baseball at the time. something like near half the hitters he faced (last year, it’s not that bad yet this year). and if it’s even close TO that with his now lowering K rate not gonna be too good at all. remember kopech last year, think that (but less K’s).

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

to be fair, hicks’ groundball rate likely so much better than last year’s kopech that he’d not perform even close to as badly, even if his prior awful BB rates came back, and he’s in one of the best parks for pitchers. i’m not over here screaming “last year kopech” like “fire” for hicks.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
27 days ago

Hi Grey,

Would you pick up Joey Loperfido?

There several options:

1. Drop Gorman and play only with Ryan McMahon at 3B in order to pick up Joey.

2. Pick up Joey and drop one of my current OFs: Gurriel, Nimmo, Mullins, Duran or Marte.

3. Don’t pick up Joey and look at the waiver wire for another 3B to back up McMahon.

thanks!!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

Sorry to make the question too complicated.

Regarding OF,my current OFs: Gurriel, Nimmo, Mullins, Duran or Marte. Would you drop any to pick up Joey Loperfido?

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

I thought so.

Would you drop any of Gurriel, Nimmo, Mullins, Duran or Marte to pick up Bryan De La Cruz?

Your help is so appreciated!!!!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

I can’t tell you how many times that you ‘Nos” have saved me. Thank you so much!!!!!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  martinrostoker
27 days ago

have the called up the lopper?

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  OaktownSteve
27 days ago

Not yet. Have a great week!

patdaddy1985
patdaddy1985
27 days ago

I didn’t realize Judge was also going through it. Is he a buy low for Turner? I am the one who also has Lindor an abrams

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  patdaddy1985
27 days ago

don’t know what the “it” is in that sentence, but that toe thing from last year was said (by him) to be a rest of career type thing, like trout’s back (i’d bet money a back thing is worse than a toe thing and trout’s older of course).

ElBoss
ElBoss
27 days ago

Hey Grey, have you been checking in on the Miguel Sano resurgence? He should get consistent playing time with the rendon injury. I’m between him Rooker an leiter jr for saves, I’d love your opinion!

ElBoss
ElBoss
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

He’s batting cleanup for the mighty anaheim angels, haha

Gordeon
Gordeon
27 days ago

Cubs have 4 SBs on the year. Round of applause for the big brain of Craig Counsell

200 Proof
200 Proof
27 days ago

Grey,

1. I’m in a 10 team league and there’s only 3 bench spots and only 8 pitcher spots. I have 4 closers, 6 SPs and the other bench spot i usually have Nolan Jones. Having an extra SP (streamer spot most likely) and no bench bats would be helpful in this league; should I consider dropping Jones or a closer or hold (and wait to see if Jones comes around to be worth rostering still because my current SPs are good). Part of me just wants to ask about dropping Jones because it seems like when I threaten to drop a player they finally do something good (HR for Jones tonight, please!). He’s getting hard to roster anymore (No you’re not, Jones, go on a tear!)

2. Just waiting for the day when a baseball play-by-play or color commentator accidentally switches the ‘a’ and ‘i’ in Jazz Chisholm.

Thanks!

200 Proof
200 Proof
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

Thanks. Other gems I’m still holding onto are Au Schizz, Luzardo and Keller. Those guys droppable yet or be patient? Hard when Luzardo and Keller are the first 2 SPs I drafted this year. I know there’s SAGNOF for saves and steals but do SPs have faces?

Thanks again!

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
27 days ago

In my AL only keeper, in order to activate Nate Lowe, I get to drop one of three among Benentendi, Grossman and Adell. The first two have jobs and Adell is the 5th OF, but he’s got some power and FIVE steals. Eventually I need to replace all three, but who should go first? If the Angels DFAd Hicks, I’d go with the upside, but it’s the Angels.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

Do you prefer Florial to Adell or Benentendi?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

One last question about these Schmohawks, do you prefer Seth Brown over any of them?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

Thank you so much for killing a few of your brain cells to answer these unbelievably boring questions.

primetime
primetime
27 days ago

Drop Kyle Harrison or Gore for Gil?

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
27 days ago

Would you drop India for Luis Garcia jr or stott?

Also would drop campusano for cal Raleigh or dArnaud?

Saint
Saint
27 days ago

Hello Grey,

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS 3OF Redraft

Im trying to give Langford (8th rd pick) some more leash. Should I keep running him out there with the likes of Varsho, Winker, Carpenter, W. Abreu, Fraley, B. De La Cruz on the wire or hold for how much longer?

Thank you

Pistol Pete
Pistol Pete
27 days ago

Top rated pitching staff. Start Pfaadt for 2 step or pass and roll with Alzolay despite loss of closer gig?

Pistol Pete
Pistol Pete
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

@ St. Louis and @ Seattle

Likely Double Post
Likely Double Post
27 days ago

There are a million variables that make this question stupid but pretending those don’t exist, in a relatively shallow league, is it reasonable to drop Crotchet for Fraley?

Also, to confirm based on your other answers, Fraley beats out the likes of:

O’Hearn
Marsh
Frelick
Winker
Baty (just noticeWinkerBaty sounds like an embarrassing sex act)?

Likely Double Post
Likely Double Post
Reply to  Grey
27 days ago

Sorry, left one of out my Fraley question. Fraley over Varsho?

In other news, I’m probably going to end up divorced because my wife came home early and caught me in the middle of a full WinkerBaty.

Anthony
Anthony
27 days ago

Thoughts on Brent rooker? Power seems real. Worth trading for?

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
27 days ago

Carroll/Estrada or Judge/Morel ?

Murph
Murph
27 days ago

Hi grey
Injuries killing me – looking for best TWO outfielders from this list:
Abreu
Yoshida
Pages
E Ruiz
Frelick
Sanchez
Yaz

And best CI
CES or Sano?

Thanks