Rockies aren’t good at home anymore and it’s so funny. Like, that’s the joke. The Rockies. Excuse me, the Jokies. Is that a thing? It is now! Bud Black is a joke, the entire organization is a joke. From top to bottom, just jokey joke jokes. The Jokies’ owner, Dick Monfort says, “Can’t believe we’ve got Kris Bryant locked up until he’s 37. We are so smart,” as Monfort pushes on a door that says pull. Also, and I know I joke a lot about the Jokies, so I have to tell you this is absolutely true, Dick Monfort appointed one of the majors’ youngest scouting directors. Who is this overachiever? His son! He appointed his son the scouting director. What’s his qualifications? I just told you! He’s his son! Any hoo! Edward Cabrera (6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 9 Ks) threw a gem in Coors, in his first start up with the team. The command is pretty worrisome here. In Triple-A, he had a 4.6 BB/9 with a 4.56 ERA. I’m actually surprised he was promoted. The stuff is electric, but he could have some absolute roofies. Outside of NL-Only, I’d be concerned. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jazz Chisholm Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (8) in the 1st game, and legs (8) in the 2nd game for the Ernie Banks Slam & Legs. Jazz should do a home run trot where he marches around the bases like Albert from Treme, the Mardi Gras Indian chief.

Garrett Cooper – 3-for-8, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, but left with an intercostal injury. So sad, too bad–So, what’s going on with Jerar Encarnacion? Ya know, the Marlins’ OF prospect who hits a home run every two games.

Jesus Sanchez – 4-for-8, 2 runs, 4 RBIs, and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. It’s not so much that all Marlins are hot as much as they’re in Coors.

Trevor Rogers – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.80. I have a tear of blood slowly rolling down my cheek for the people who drafted Trevor Rogers and Robbie Ray. At a certain point, you just have to cut bait. Fish pun noted.

Brendan Rodgers – 4-for-8, 5 run, 4 RBIs, and his 3rd, 4th and 5th homer. Why can’t every game be a doubleheader in Coors that goes extra innings and against terrible relievers?

Luis Garcia – 1-for-4 as he was called up. There’s more Luis Garcias than Rocky movies. I will now compare them. Luis Garcia, the Astros pitcher, he’s Rocky 1. Clearly. Luis Garcia, the Padres’ reliever, he’s Rocky 2. I’m sure I saw it, but I can’t tell you what it was about. I mean, besides boxing. Luis Garcia, the Nats’ middle infielder who was just called up, he’s Rocky 3. Luis Garcia in the Jays’ system? I’m gonna go Rocky 6, because I don’t know if there is a Rocky 6 and I don’t know anything about that Luis Garcia. The Phils’ Luis Garcia? He’s all the Rockys. He’s from Philly! (This feels like a paragraph Bill Simmons would’ve wrote, if he still wrote things.) Now, I didn’t place Nats’ Luis Garcia as Rocky 3 by accident. I’m not punch-drunk. Rocky 1 was an Oscar movie; clear number one. But Rocky 3 has Hulk Hogan, and Mr. T, and, more importantly, Mr. T saying to Adrian, “Let’s bang!” It’s got it all! It’s a fan favorite, just as this Luis Garcia can be. Alcides is out, and sucks. The Nats didn’t promote Luis Garcia to not play him. In 79 Triple-A games, he went .309/.369/.562 with 21 HR and no speed. He has insanely great contact and decent power. Think Luis Arraez but with actual homers. I’m a fan.

Tomas Nido – 4-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .253. The new Mets are a team that loses its starting catcher and has a new one show up and do better. Nido, indeedo.

Carlos Carrasco – 5 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.63. Streamonator loved this start for Carrasco, and enjoys his next one too, and, with these new Mets unable to do anything wrong, maybe he’ll be fine, but this is not your slightly older brother’s Carrasco.

Kyle Wright – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.41. Been a while since I looked at his peripherals, so…*rolls sleeves up, reveals my “I love Adalberto” tattoo, rolls sleeves back down*…He has a 10 K/9, 3.5 BB/9 and a 3.30 xFIP. So, yes, he’s not as good as his 2.45 ERA, but also not wildly overperforming. Likely closer to a 3.50 ERA pitcher than what he’s showing, but the Ks are nice, and if he can command his pitches better, things could become better still.

Austin Riley – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 3rd homer in four games and who cares? I only care about Matt Olson (0-for-4, 1 RBI)! Why didn’t he stay hot?! Did someone curse him? Am I cursed?! Someone tell me!

Jean Segura – Expected to miss 12 weeks. He should be back in time for the Phils to make that final playoff push (assuming there was a late addition to the CBA that isn’t public yet that says 28 teams make the playoffs).

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 5 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.92. It’s so cute how the Phils play the first 8 innings of a game, when everyone knows it’s going to come down to whether or not Corey Knebel can figure out his shizz. Yesterday, he did, and got his 9th save with a clean 9th.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. Is it time for one of his patented 15 homers in a month rampages?

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, as he bats third. Giants’ lineup is a challenge to see how weird it can get and they can still win. Donovan Walton playing 2nd? Wait…Did I make up that name? Maybe! He’s no Jason Vosler, I’ll tell ya that! Who? Doesn’t matter. Well, not until he’s randomly hitting .350.

Harold Castro – 2-for-3, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .315. I talk a lot about failed picks/teams, but I have Castro in one league where I’m going back and forth out of first place, and he’s been a lifesaver with Wander going down. Also, Castro will be in this Friday’s Buy, which is available now on Patreon.

Tarik Skubal – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.15. Casey Mize? Not sure, don’t care. Matt Manning? Unsure, don’t care. Skubal? Yeah, that’s where it’s at. Tarik Skubal literally started a job at the butter factory and is giving guided tours.

Bailey Ober – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.01. You gotta do better than that vs. the Tigers, who are collectively hitting .223, and worse than the Pirates. C’mon, Ober, don’t make me reach for the remote control.

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.93. Wow, does he suck. I mean, vs. the Orioles? This feels like a nightmare. Is this real life? Someone pinch me. Not literally! Stop touching me!

Rougned Odor – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. He homered off that meatball purveyor Robbie Ray.

Ryan Mountcastle – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 7th homer. Just looking at Ray in those tight pants got a rise out everyone’s balls.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Did the O’s move their fences back in, but just for their at-bats?

Ramon Urias – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer. He’s been a hot schmotato going on two weeks. Cust kayin’.

Grayson Rodriguez – Left yesterday’s start with right lat discomfort. Pain. For me. Well, I’m sure for him too.

Michael Kopech – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.20. The Regression Fairies have started wearing white again after Memorial Day, and they will destroy your ratios.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. Dude got so old so fast. He looks older than Nelson Cruz. Hey, is Abreu actually Nelson Cruz Sr.?

A.J. Pollock – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Surprised Pollock’s not having his best season in Chicago, surrounded by so many Cheeburger Cheeburger Cheeburger guys.

Danny Jansen – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer. What’s that, if you drafted only the Jays catchers — Jansen and Kirk — you’d be doing better than Vlad, Bo and Teoscar? Haha, not quite! (But close.)

Santiago Espinal – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, as he hit leadoff. Sounds like in Canada they speak Espinal!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. Cake Batter risin’! Please keep risin’!

Hunter Greene – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.19. He was cruising early, all Ks, no walks, no homers, then he continued to not allow homers or walks and he still unraveled.

Garrett Whitlock – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 3.02. He had a 10.2 K/9 going into this game. Betting zero Ks from Whitlock vs. the Reds would’ve been like a 12,000 to 1 bet.

Craig Kimbrel – Working to clean up his mechanics. No wonder, right now his mechanics look like a very hairy McDonald’s. Daniel Hudson wouldn’t be a bad stash for Kimbrel owners and just your all-around save vultures.

Jose Quintana – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.32. If I would’ve drafted Quintana in the 4th round of drafts instead of Robbie Ray, I’d be doing so much better. That is funny to me like sitting on a flaming porcupine.

Bryan Reynolds – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (3), and his 2nd homer in two games, and three homers in four games and, well, oddly enough, all he seems to be doing recently is homering, as he hits .220.

Jason Alexander – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, as he was called up. It’s the Summer of George! Jason Alexander was seen wearing his hat backwards and saying, “I’m so down,” to whatever Corbin Burnes said.

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.83. Whoa, there pardner. There’s only one Big Dog, Fancy Pantsed Grey, and he’s got a mustache and talks about baseball, but doesn’t play it. Okay? Funny how one great game can still take yawnstipating peripherals and make them seem in-line with norms. Not haha funny. Streamonator loved yesterday’s start, and is meh on his next, and I kinda agree, but if he’s available, he’s worth grabbing to see if this is the start of great things. Like most Greys.

Jeffrey Springs – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.88. People continue to want to drop Springs, and everyone’s situations are different, but I see Springs on my team with Robbie Ray, and I’m glad I have Springs!

Colin Poche – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.59, as he blew the save, but got the win. This is kinda irrelevant, but I found it funny. The Rays pitched seven guys yesterday. Not one had an ERA over 2.70, and five of them were under 1.88. They could take the Phils’ bullpen guys and make them Mariano Rivera.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.23 as he was outpitched by Cole Irvin – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.96, which is why I couldn’t vote Verlander into the Hall of Fame and instead wrote in Irvin’s name. Okay, goofing aside, I went to look at Irvin’s player page, and I cackled. His K/9 is 5.5. Uh…huh?

Dany Jimenez – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.92. Pimply-faced teenager runs into frame, “Watch out! Dany Jimenez is falling back to earth!” Maybe the A’s will randomly turn to A.J. Puk, or *puke* Trivino. Though, Dany’s prolly earned enough rope to be sucky a few more times.

Konnor Pilkington – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.65. Konnor Pilkington was previously known to American audiences for a podcast he co-hosted with Ricky Gervais. I wouldn’t pick up Pilkington if, by some crazy chance, the Streamonator liked a matchup of his.

Yu Darvish – 7 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.03. Hey, it’s 2021 Darvish. Hey, 2021 Darvish, say hello to your mother for me!

Luke Voit – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer. After he hit that homer, he screamed to his old club, the Cards. “You could’ve had this!” Cards, rightfully, must’ve been upset, as the .217-hitting Voit rounded the bases.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. They opened grandma’s urn and gave each grandchild some of her ashes. Please, let me showing you the mound I got, it’s over by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Dakota Hudson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.96. My preseason thinking: “Every Cards starter is always good. I don’t know why. They just are.” Where I went wrong: “Which is why I drafted Steven Matz.”

Nick Wittgren – 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.30, as he got the save. Gallegos and Helsley were both used recently, so Wittgren pitched, nothing to see here. Well, there is a fun fact! Wittgren is a shot of what I like to add to my smoothie.

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martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. would you start or sit St. Louis’ Mike Mikolas at Wrigley?

2. would you start or sit AZ’s Merrill Kelly at Pittsburgh?

3. Would you start or or sit the Dodgers Tyler Anderson at home against the the Mets?

thanks!

Martin

The Harrow
The Harrow
2 months ago

trammell doing well this time around, even taking almost a BB a day.

Ben
Ben
2 months ago

I was offered 2B/OF J. McNeil for my P Joe Ryan. I could use some offensive help, but I really like Ryan. Does that seem like a fair swap? Thanks!

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
2 months ago

Hey Grey – which Oriole do you like best? Santander, Mountcastle or Mancini

Hurleyman
Hurleyman
2 months ago

How valuable do you think DeGrom will be ROS and next year?

I’m considering a trade in a 12 team 5×5 roto league with 5 keepers (no cost). What do you think? I’m in the middle of the pack in the current standings.

I trade (none can be kept next year):
Freeman
Bogaerts
T Houck
R Contreras

For:
Rizzo
C Joe
Nola (can be kept)
DeGrom (can be kept)

Hurleyman
Hurleyman
Reply to  Hurleyman
2 months ago

He’s now offering just Nola for Bogaerts. That might be a fair trade.

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
2 months ago

A) Do you think Estrada will continue to steal bases? That is his most valuable contribution so far.

B) Which IF to drop, Estrada or Drury?

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 months ago

good god, unless something goes really bad here shortly ashcraft (who was streamed by somebody in his first start, left out there in his 2nd and i sucked him up a day early for his 3rd and even i almost missed he was out there (ALWAYS LEAVE A NOTE)) will be the easily best thing that’s happened to my pitching in NL only in a while:

have these:
SP: t.rogers (ok, i know he’s regress from over-innings last year but still, yuck, at least he didn’t cost that much here), ranger (yikes so far), rodon the monster (i paid for him though), houser, n-mart, t.anderson (ok, HE’s the biggest get but i’ve had him a while now), k.gibson
IR: matz, clevinger, bender, treinen (he really hurts, this is holds/saves separate here, but i paid up for top 10 for NL only RP price and barely played all year just before the kimbrel signing)

i don’t even mind the seemingly lack of K upside (today is fine) but somebody doing well at CIN for pitching prospects (lodolo was looking better before injured, but i had a good bit of h.greene in non dynasties weeks ago threw away) in that park is a welcome sight. itch had us thinking b.williamson would’ve been up where ashcraft was (or at least more likely)

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
2 months ago

that 8 HR allowed game (might’ve only been 5 or 6 i guess, cause that’s so much better right) by greene was the last straw for me in non dynasties. maybe he ends up like eovaldi (which took what like 6 extra years or something)

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
2 months ago

Grey,

Who do you think are the two best IL stashes of these 3? Already have Freddy Peralta on IL.. H2H category league…

Flaherty
Luzardo
Sonny Gray

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you!

Russowl
Russowl
2 months ago

Drop Grayson for strider,Kirby, stroman or hold ? 12 team redraft

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Just noticed Mahle also available

Pcolaprime
Pcolaprime
2 months ago

Grey,

Should we consider Skubal a bonafide ace at this point?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

I read that O’Neil is starting his rehab (-> ETA 2 weeks). One knows what bad teams he has when the cut (in each of 4 teams) is “don’t care — pick one of three.

Similar with Baz (3 leaues).

John
2 months ago

Not for nuthin grey….I wanna see splits when Andrew Vaughn hits 2nd vs 7th or lower…Larissa is a drunk moron…one man’s 2 cents

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  John
2 months ago

This season batting 2nd he’s 12/48 (.250) with 3 HRs. Batting 7th or lower he is 11/31 (.355) with 2 HRs.

Last edited 2 months ago by VinWins
California Dreamer
California Dreamer
2 months ago

Luis Garcia or Yepez ROS? Thanks.

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

Another SP who should have left after 90 pitches. Hope Manoah still gets the win.

J C
J C
2 months ago

Thanks for your trade advice a bit earlier. I accepted Gleyber and Walsh for Holmes and Joe. I need hitting, power. Holmes good but I also have Hader and Diaz so hoping the saves department will stay solid. What do you think of this deal?

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Still trying for Eloy. That would help too.
Here’s the new squad and questions:

C- Stephenson
CI- Freeman, Eugenio, Tellez
MI- Lindor, Polanco, France
OF- (play 5) Acuna, Robert, JulRod, Walsh, Happ
Util- Gleyber
Bench: Yepez
SP- Montas, Cease, McClan, L Garcia, Berrios, Taillon
RP – Hader, Diaz, Feyer (holds are a cat)
IL- Kershaw

1. What area(s) need tweaking? 12 team, h2h league.
2. I have an open slot for streaming but could just pick someone off the wire instead (Minter, Whitlock, Rasmussen, Javier, Singer). Stream or grab one?
Thanks!

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Perfect, thanks. I actually have a guy interested in sending me Eloy for Happ plus one.
I guess it would be Yepez and Happ for Eloy. My pickup would be a new bench guy like Tyrone, Meadows, Tork, L Garcia, L Gonzalez, Peralta. Not sure on this one…thoughts?

Ham Porter
Ham Porter
2 months ago

Recently traded bassitt for verdugo and gimenez in a dynasty 6×6 obp/qs roto. Think it’s fair? Used trade analyzer and it seemed okay.

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
2 months ago

Who’s the better two start pick-up for next week?
Jon Gray @ Clev/@White Sox
Quantrill home vs Tex and Oak

Chico Escuela
Chico Escuela
2 months ago

Hey- So I lost Peralta, Clevinger and Morton and replaced them with Ashby, Skubal and Baz. You think I’ll survive the change? thx mang

PDX Express
PDX Express
2 months ago

Take a look at the game one of double header White Sox lineup today – LaRussa is trying to think again.

Lead off – Leury Garcia, .198 OBP, 2!! walks this season
3rd – Moncada, 1 hit in last 12 days, OBP .167
5th – Sheets – he’s terrible, against every handedness of pitcher, slugging .333
6th – Grandal – OBP .267, slugging .215!

Down in 7th we have Andrew Vaughn – splits nearly identical now for R/L, 2nd on team in OPS, OBP .333 (see the other clowns above), and SLG .496.

So, did Vaughn beat up LaRusa’s kid? Are they just trying to screw with him? With all of the injuries, have they just decided to mail it in? They can see the same Statcast pages I can, right? If they are going to put REESE MCGUIRE at DH, they could at least put an actual OF out there and just let Vaughn rake at DH.

It’s bonkers.

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

My bad – was thinking of Yankees – but that makes it even worse!

Yeah, Sheets and Vaughn OF, and Reese McGuire at DH – a recipe for wins if I ever saw one. No need to play an OF in the OF.

And it feels like all year managers are benching the guy who had a big game yesterday. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.

Plus, w/ Anderson out, it’s like “Luis Robert must hit 2nd and Abreu 4th.” Just stack your best hitters at the top – make your opponent work. Sheesh. Or, Sheets, I should say.

Oh well. Thank goodness they have Yermin Mercedes and his infectious personality to bring up the clubhouse – oh wait, LaRussa crushed his spirit too. Almost forgot. Well, at least he found time to call out Gabe Kepler this week, (eye roll.)

Have a great day!

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

AAA – his last year stats would look pretty good at DH right now, compared to (checks notes,) literally anyone in their lineup not named Robert or Vaughn.

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

Which player to add in an NL-only with walks and no SBs?

Nimmo, Ruf, David Peralta, Conner Joe, Suzuki, Duvall, Carlson, Myers, Avisail Garcia, Alek Thomas, Grisham, Garrett Cooper

Alfalfa Switzer
Alfalfa Switzer
2 months ago

L. Urias or Gleybor?
thanks spanky

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 months ago

Oh great Grey,

please rank these two-starters for next week. Thanks.

Carrasco @SD; @LAA
Javier SEA; MIA
Snell NYM; COLO
Quantrill TX; OAK

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks! If Baz returns next week and gets two starts (STL; @Min) where would you rank him in this list?

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

Team A – Goldy, Teoscar, Pivetta
Team B – Bo
there are picks as well but this is Team A right ?

Marv

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Ohtani start…. I’ll be hanging out in traffic. If I get back …
A.would you pick up Dakota Hudson @TB vs CIN next week or stay away
Daily pts league +7IP + 2Ks -3Hits -3BB -12HR let up
B. Still starting Mikolus @ Cubs even though SON says steam Silseth @ Phi this week?

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: ward and polanco for bichette?

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
2 months ago

Hey Grey, shallow 10-team roto league, can you rank top 3 from these bums for me please? No specific stats, just looking for overall value. Thanks!
Lourdes, Jesus Sanchez, Grisham, Yuli, Franchy, Moncada, Kepler

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

nice, thanks Grey!

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
2 months ago

Mancini!

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Have you ever seen the two of them in the same room at the same time??? You’ve just uncovered the biggest conspiracy in baseball history.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 months ago

Great post Grey!

Please rank: MJ Melendez, Tyler Stephenson and Kirk

Thanks!
LG

jblum125
jblum125
2 months ago

grey, would you deal Javier and Machado for Olson and Luis Robert?

mike
mike
2 months ago

Christian Walker or Walsh?

J C
J C
2 months ago

1. Do you prefer Renfroe or Eloy?
2. Would you trade Polanco him?
3. Would you trade Berrios for him?
4. Would you trade Holmes for him if you already have Diaz and Hader?
5. Would you trade Diaz or Holmes for Walsh?
Thanks

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Very helpful.
Of course he countered with either Gleyber or Walsh for Holmes. Thoughts? Preference?

Ron Swanson
Ron Swanson
2 months ago

Grey, would you deal Machado and Rodon for Luis Robert and Olson? My pitching is below:

Javier
Kopech
Rasmussen
Cobb
Wright
Ashby
Strider

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
2 months ago

Fried or Skubal ROS – QS league

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
2 months ago

Going to pickup Riley Greene in the hopes of an imminent promotion – who do you dump in a roto OBP league:

Voit
Rojas
Vaughn

Gracias mustachio

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

Christian Walker or Jesus Sanchez?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

thanks for all your help. This is my best year ever in Fantasy Yahoo. Your advice has been invaluable.

I have Will Smith. As with most catchers who do sit out a few games , i have had no points in 13 games. I think that i need a backup.

1. The following three catchers are available in this 12 team Yahoo league.

Gary Sanchez
Christian Vasquez
Mitch Garver

Who would you pick?

2. i could cut Kris Bryant who is on IL. i am holding on to him. Do you agree?

3. i would therefore have to cut either Kyle Calhoun of Texas or Rowdy Tellez of the Brewers. i was going to waive Calhoun.

Do you agree with this catcher strategy? Do you agree to cut Calhoun?

thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you!

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Would you stream any of these starters tomorrow in a QS weekly HTH league?
Urquidy @KC
Elisier Hernandez vs SF
Brubaker vs Ari

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
2 months ago

Just saw Brubaker below. Would you drop Yep or Naylor?

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 months ago

Bad draft for a 2b/SS. Looking to add one of the following-

Lux, A. Rosario, Schoop, Cesar or JP Crawford.

Thank you

Umpy70
Umpy70
2 months ago

hey grey

ROS tellez or Ozuna?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
2 months ago

What’s good Grey? Simmons doesn’t write anymore, but does make around 317 podcasts a week.

Which two stay and which two go away out of Luis Garcia, Josh Rojas, Andrew Vaughn, and Yoan Moncada?

Appreciate you as always.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

So Yoan and Rojas stay?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Gotcha

M is for Mookie
M is for Mookie
2 months ago

Need a SS fill-in for Wander; Yahoo 10 team with added OPS. Options include Urshela (currently on my team), H Castro, Guillorme, Ramon Urias, or some combination of them all as they’re hot. Seems like Urshela?

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Good to drop Grayson with the injury?

moses mashers
moses mashers
2 months ago

Ray has a chance to lead the league in strikeouts so not a total loss but understand the frustration. 2-step next week @ Houston, and vs Boston. Not ideal for the homerun issues…

jameson
jameson
2 months ago

20 team dynasty…my acuna and rob ray for his ohtani and mahle

Gary C
2 months ago

Possible streamers for tomorrow, please rank

Urquidy @KC
Cobb @Mia
Josiah Gray @Cin
Dunning vs Sea
Eflin vs LAA
Brubaker vs AZ

Thanks

mattdips
mattdips
2 months ago

Hey Grey-

1)Rolling out Manaea @MIL?

2)Someone dropped Gallegos … drop pagan to scoop him up?

3) what is Tyrone Taylor’s profile? He looks more than a hot schmotato to me and I’ve been monocleing

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  mattdips
2 months ago

Offered Ray for my Bassitt? Which do you prefer

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Haha wow the spaz canceled it before I could get back in and click accept! He’s been doing that all week with offers “here ya go, no ya don’t, here ya go, no ya don’t “

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
2 months ago

Happy Day Meister Grey, (Poet and didn’t know it:))

I’m hooked, every time Arenado homer’s, I’m coco for coco pops waiting for the Master of putting word to fantasy blog. Thank you for only letting me down by not writing about two hundred players a day:):):). I know, time…

A) Rogers, Coors only???

B) Baz, is he a must add? Maybe over Gallen, Gilbert, Manaea or Ryan?

C) There is no C!!!

D) Can you email me the winning lotto numbers for this coming Saturday?

Hopefully Baz isn’t a spoiler for tomorrow’s buy, thank you for your superior FML knowledge.

CCC

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

PS B.1) Can drop Morel or Vaughn for Baz?

CCC

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

would you pick up Brandon Rodgers or Jose Iglesias and waive Thairo Estrada?

thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thank you!

Chicitysox23
Chicitysox23
2 months ago

What side of the trade would you go for…
I give up; Gleyber Torres and Curtis Mead
I get back Wilson Contreras and Ian Happ

My current catcher is Sean Murphy who i would add into the trade or drop

Russ
Russ
2 months ago

Sup Grey,
If hunting for a QS would you roll out Merrill Kelly @PIT?

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Gorman or Garcia(Wash)?

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

If both are healthy. Do you like semien more than India ? Thinking of picking up renfroe and trying to trade JuRod for semien

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Looking to increase my HR + RBI totals for my team.

Would you trade Varsho for Sal Perez ?

I can see the Sal owner picked up another catcher and looking to capitalize on his lowest point.

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

Two questions:

A. Who do you like of Pham, Marsh, and Larnach ROS in an OPS league?

B. In a 12-team OPS keep forever league, would you trade Trout and Dansby for Bo? If that’s too low of an offer, would you go as high as trading Trout and Story for Bo?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
2 months ago

Sorry, could you add Peralta to that list of OFs in question A? Just noticed he’s been hot.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
2 months ago

Drury is also an option for question A. Apologies for the multiple followups.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks. Are you down on Bo enough from the preseason to where you wouldn’t even trade Trout straight up for him in a keeper league?

Tyler
Tyler
2 months ago

Would you rather have Kikuchi or Strider ROS?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Are you streaming Thompson vs StL today?

Three Dong Night
Three Dong Night
2 months ago

Kolten Wong or Josh Rojas ros?

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
2 months ago

Hi Grey! So many flopping stars this year. I’ve got Bregman on two teams and am getting sick of benching him. What’s the deal? Do you expect a turnaround? Is he close to being a drop?

Also: “Who’ll Stop The Rain?” or “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?”

Thanks!

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

“Who’ll Stop” is on the better album. Gives it more ooomph but yeah you’re probably right.

So is he a drop for, say Crawford, Profar, Gurriel, Rojas or Naylor? Seems cray that he’s 97 percent owned in Yahoo but seems cray to just drop him for one of those doods.

Max
Max
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Love the work as always. Few questions:

1) Potential blockbuster in my 10T redraft league, 5X5 roto with OBP: My Lance Lynn, Nestor Cortes, and Ty France for his Harper & Bednar
–> My pitching has been best in the league thus far and I’m part of me is eager to offload two risky pitchers, but I may be giving up too much / underselling France

2) How much are you buying Jazz? Heard some stat bois talking about how his batted ball profile interesting, in that he’s been crushing offspeed but hasn’t been hitting heat…not sure if that’s actionable in fantasy, but it has me thinking

3) Are Cole Irvin and Paul Blackburn the same person?

Thanks as always!

Cyler
Cyler
2 months ago

In a 10 team dynasty keep forever league I was offered Varsho and Lou Bob for Wander and a 3rd. Thoughts on that trade? Wander feels like he may be a better real life baseball player than Lou Bob but Lou Bob maybe better for fantasy?

ray
ray
2 months ago

I didn’t see anything about Cooper’s injury on SportsEdge…how serious?

Eddie
Eddie
2 months ago

Would you trade Devers for Burnes in a keeper if you needed pitching help?

Thanks, and love your stuff!

ashtray
ashtray
2 months ago

I just need someone who’s going to hit the damn ball. Who do you like as a short term pickup out of:

Guillorme (4 games @ LAD)
David Peralta (@PIT, @CIN)
N Lowe (1 game vsTB, 3 vsSEA)
Schoop (@NYY @PIT)
Rengifo (double header @NYY today, @PHI, vBOS)
Yepez (4 games @CHC)
Jesus Sanchez (vsSF vsWAS)

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  ashtray
2 months ago

Yeah, give The Hulk a try.
(I’m going to die on this hill!)

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Do you see ke’bryan Hayes being more valuable than wisdom ROS in a 10 team points league?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 months ago

Would you add Hudson over Staumont for saves chasers?

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Yaz or Verdugo?
Need counting stats and avg

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
2 months ago

Good Morning Grey,

In NL-Only H2H, would you rather roster Junis or Houser for ROS?

I currently have Junis, and his next start is @MIA (Sunday), and Houser is at home vs. SD today, so it seems that Junis might be a better option this week. However, I need to go with the better long-term option.

Thanks.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks.

I didn’t watch the Miami game yesterday, so I didn’t see Cooper get removed. I did a Google search and nothing came up about an injury, and Yahoo doesn’t even have a DTD designation. Where did you see this?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

That sucks. I hope we get an update soon, so I can make a roster move. If it’s a serious one, I’ll for sure need to drop him with O’Neil and India already out.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 months ago

Catcher question for a two catcher roto league.

Sal or Jansen rest of season? Jansen has been on fire when in lineup, going back to last August and Sept. granted, it’s less than 50 at-bats. Reminds me of Garver a few years back. Sal looks lost two months in.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Bohm over Rowdy or C. Walker?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Morning Grey,

Two questions:

1) I know we talked about this yesterday. But in a dynasty/keeper format would you trade Yu Darvish ($28) for either Taillon ($14) or C. Javier ($17)?

2) Ohtani is starting one of the games in the DH at NYY? would you put him in at SP or UTIL?

Thanks as always.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

what about Taillon?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

would you rather have Taillon or Javier?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

i am trying to find a way to get both of them

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

he is asking for M. Margot and Darvish from me for Taillon and Javier. Make the deal?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

he took the deal. thanks for your help.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

one last thing. I have 3 C’s (Realmuto, Garver and C. Vazquez) should I keep all 3 or drop one between Garver and Vazquez). Both Vazquez and Garver are hitting

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

ok thanks again.

slimjim13
slimjim13
2 months ago

Grey dreaded C question please pick two ROS

Murphy, Varsho, Jansen

League has 5 OF and 2 DH spots would it make sense to keep all 3 and drop Bohm who is back to a K machine

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 months ago

Gleyber or Edman ROS?

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

Is Jesus Sanchez’s turnaround for real or just Coors-induced (like a hangover)?

Wilson
Wilson
2 months ago

Jon Gray or Cristian Javier, who is worthier to hold? 5×5 league with W , 10-team

Robert Schroeder
Robert Schroeder
2 months ago

Drop T Taylor for L Garcia or Stott w Renfroe coming back shortly?

KailuaBoy
KailuaBoy
2 months ago

Aloha Grey!
Soler or Ozuna?
Mahalo

zombie
zombie
2 months ago

Great recap, Grey! & sure you touched on the Pham shizz a few days ago, but your general restraint beyond occasionally stating what he is up to, is commendable. The jokes write themselves with Pham. I’d believe anything as well. So many issues with him; but not sure that his calf is one of them. Running him out there in Boston might have caused another unpredictable stunt. With that in mind, would you consider swapping him for Morel, and maybe some more stable production? Just not sure that Phamtastic possesses the lucidity to set aside his issues and the inevitable taunting whilst on the road! Thanks.