(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY THIS WEEK ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $10/MONTH.)

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, there’s no such thing as fooling someone three times. Fool me four times and, “Do you want a punch in the nose? Seriously, stop fooling me!” Fool me five times, and you’re the Royals and you’ve called up and demoted Edward Olivares that many times in the last year. If you would’ve told me the Royals could’ve roped me into buying Edward Olivares again, I would’ve told you why did I waste a genie wish on being turned into a steer and how did that cowboy rope me? Was he gentle? Check on me; I’m now a steer. Putting on Green Day and singing, “Buy Oliveras Of Unbroken Dreams,” and sobbing unnaturally. He’s burned us before? No, the Royals burned us! Olivares is a 25/15/.270 hitter that keeps getting yanked around like he’s the one who became a steer and not me. I’d grab him in all leagues, just in case this is the last time the Royals fool us. Five foolings, and that’s it! Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

MJ Melendez – *hanging out by the batting cage while Salvador Perez takes cuts, casually catching Salvador Perez’s spit in a bucket, then tiptoeing away* Later, back in a lab, I will call this clone, Salivatory Perez! *cackles to the heavens, then* Or MJ Melendez. Hmm, yeah, that sounds better.

Yandy Diaz – His strikeout rate has fallen so low, he’s become Luis Arraez with…Well, I was gonna say “with power” but maybe we shouldn’t go that far. He’s got around 12-homer power.

Patrick Wisdom – In his MLB career, his strikeout rate is near 40%. Idea for the All-Star Game weekend. Before the Home Run Derby, let’s see Wisdom face Greinke. How many pitches to strike him out?

Rowdy Tellez – How dead-as-dirt is the ball? Everyone I look at has higher expected batting averages than they currently have. As of this writing, Rowdy was hitting .230, and his xBA was .300.

Juan Yepez – Kinda lukewarm on Yepez. Not because he hasn’t been good in the minors; he’s been great, but this feels like a temp call-up, like we see with Vidal Brujan once a month.

Pavin Smith – Went to look at his player page (click his name and you’re magically transported there), expecting to see some great stats, and what I found instead had me questioning if he was even worth mentioning. Puzzlin Smith, indeed.

Ha-Seong Kim – Sometimes I’ll laugh very loud with a HA!, then take a very long pause and continue, “Seong Kim.”

Jarren Duran – Was called up by the Red Sox. He is a must-add in all leagues. Duran could go 10/30/.270 in three-quarters of the season. His speed alone is reason to add him in all leagues. Will he be up for longer than a few days while Enrique lands on the Covid-19 IL? Haven’t a clue. My guess is yes if he hits.

Santiago Espinal – Trying to nail down how good Espinal can be when we move past the small sample sizes. He’s hitting a ton of line drives, and looks like he could be a solid five-category guy, while being admittedly lighter on power than most. But, even that, it’s hard to know if he’s not grown into some more power. Then again, he might be nothing more than a schmotato. Call me a landscape architect, because I have hedges around each turn.

Sheldon Neuse – Hearing my mother scream, “What is that Neuse?!” And cowering away from waivers, saying, “Grey’s been a bad, bad boy.” The preceding was taken from one of my recent therapist sessions. So, Neuse could be a 17/15 guy, but might hit .220, depends if he can maintain his gains on the K%.

Andres Gimenez – Unlike many of the names in this post, Gimenez is less Mr. Right Now and more Mr. Could Be All Year. Apologies to Pitbull.

Nolan Gorman – Already gave you my Nolan Gorman fantasy. It had a Calvin window decal peeing on it.

Cesar Hernandez – Put in a bid for him in our Main Event league, and was kinda bummed to not get him. Think we bid $12-ish and he went for $40-ish, so not that close. But close in our hearts!

Royce Lewis – With Correa fracturing his middle finger, Royce Lewis was called up. Yes, add him everywhere. Yes, even in your league. Yes, immediately. This won’t be a temp call-up. Correa might be sidelined for months. My guess is at least four to six weeks. Prospect Itch placed Royce Lewis just inside the top 100 prospects. Also, he had a huge breakdown of Royce at his top 50 shortstops prospects. I won’t copy and paste it here (it’s a lot), but I will say the Victor Robles comp is troubling. The Buxton comp is less troubling. Though, do you have *looks at watch* six years for Lewis to break out? For those who don’t know the bare minimum about Lewis, he was the meow’s cat, missed two years with injury and is now back and hitting, while still being only 23. He has 30/30/.270 type tools, hence the Buxton or, sadly, Robles comps.

Nick Ahmed – Just for a goof, I went to look at Nick Ahmed’s Statcast page. I say as a goof, because he’s just a hot schmotato, and nothing more. Any hoo! His expected batting average was .227 and his average exit velo was 88 MPH. Giancarlo has turds come out faster. Another hilarious thing at Statcast, and by ‘hilarious’ I mean, they can’t figure out similarity scores at all::

Always find myself saying Mitch Garver, Trea Turner and Nick Ahmed are all the same. Yup, sure.

Jose Miranda – Already gave you my Jose Miranda fantasy. It was written while selling rhymes like dimes.

Anthony Santander – Everyone loves to take the first three letters of Rodriguez for a nickname. I blame A-Rod. What I’m getting at is we’re missing out on a lot of other great nicknames. Put a little red stocking cap on a bug, because my man Ant-Santa is hot!

Jordan Luplow – Saw Luplow towards the top of the 7-day Player Rater for outfielders, and I did have a nice laugh, so thank you.

Harrison Bader – On pace for 30+ steals and could lead the major leagues in steals. Bader is fast, so maybe not as crazy as it would seem on its face.

Chas McCormick – Two Astros I was higher on in the preseason than just about everyone were Jeremy Pena and Chas McCormick. They’re not too dissimilar either. Chas could go 17/7/.270, which is the Astros making yet another Michael Brantley. The Astros literally went into Shark Tank and were like, “Hello Sharks, allow me to introduce my Multiplicity Brantley.”

Kyle LewisJarred Kelenic is getting demoted, isn’t he? You don’t need to answer. We all know it’s coming. It sucks and I don’t know what’s going on with him. On brighter side of things, I think Kyle Lewis can still be awesome with speed and power.

Chris Paddack – No, this isn’t a Chris Paddack in any situation is a great Buy, but he is a Streamonator call for this week. Like the call it makes to the robotics company, Boston Dynamics.

Daniel Lynch – Actually, kinda like Lynch, but this too is a Streamonator call. “You’re making people scared of robots and I can’t find any friends.”

Anthony Bender – Had Bender in one league during the time when he was unavailable with hip soreness, so I dropped him, and he’s become the clear-cut closer since then, so I went from being in on Bender to being on a bender.

Jhoan Duran – With the Red Sox Duran call-up, do you know what this mean? This Buy column is now Duran/Duran! Hungry Like A Wolf, baby! Ya know, if Didi Gregorius ever faces Duran, I may start glitching and ear-worm Gre-gre-gre-gre-gre-gre-gre-gregorius into my head for eternity. We can’t let this happen. Though, I would like to see Duran get the rest of the Twins saves. Will it happen? Sigh, I don’t know. Yesterday’s outing wasn’t a great sign.

Ryan Helsley – Is Helsley the closer? No. Is he the maybe closer? Sure. How can he be the “maybe closer” but not the closer? Are you new to fantasy baseball? This is standard bullpen news. Guys are constantly not the closer, while being maybe the closer. Giovanny Gallegos is likely the closer, while also maybe not being the closer. For more on maybe closers who are closers, the Bullpen Chart.

Clay Holmes – Fun fact! Clay Holmes isn’t related to Roland Garros, but sounds it.

SELL

Trevor Story – Speaking of fooling us multiple times (I was in the lede), let’s get this straight: Trevor Story was pretty awful last year with the Rockies in Coors! Not that you forgot where they play, but it’s emphasis. He leaves Coors — again, you know this, but I’m making a point (eventually) — and he goes to a solid park for BABIP, but Coors was a solid park for BABIP. Story looks like he’s come down a level. Not the same Story we came to love before last year. Then, we ignore all of that in the preseason, and still draft him as we always had prior to last year’s catastrophe. Here’s my question: Were we hit on the head this preseason? Story’s not the Story we thought he was. His xBA sucks; his xSLG sucks; his Launch Angle sucks. He might be able to pull himself out of it, but that’s what we were saying all of last year too. Don’t trade him for a Cameo video from Adam Duritz, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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J C
J C
3 months ago

1. I have no bench bat to plug in on off days and no holds guy. But I have only one open pick from the wire. Who you you pick out of it:
Hitters: Neuse, Yepez, Yandy, Cesar H, Franco, Belt
Holds: Hudson, Holmes, Diekman, Mayza
My team below if helpful for context.

2. I have tried dealing Merrill and Luzardo with no luck. I don’t like Eugenio, Happ or Joe so was trying to make a deal for a 3B or OF. Would you try to trade one of my better pitchers for a hitter or hold? If trade which one would you offer and about what level of hitter should I expect back.,
C- Stephenson
CI- Freeman, Eugenio, Tellez
MI – France, Polanco, Lindor
OF- Acuna, Robert, Adolis, JulRod, Joe
Util- Happ
IL- Vaughn
SP- Montas, Cease, McClan, Berrios, Kershaw, L Garcia, Merrill, Luzardo
RP- E Diaz, Hader

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
3 months ago

Cesar Hernandez, Gimenez, or Royce Lewis? 6×6 w/OPS

Jay
Jay
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

Would you drop Meyer or Kittredge for Strider or Kirby?

Also do you think Strider enters the rotation?

Thanks

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
3 months ago

Hoping I did not wait too long to ask. FAAB WW requests I need for tomorrow.

  1. Hitters: I would drop Robles for: A Thomas, Kelenic, K Lewis or L Thomas. Olivares was on the list as well. Still worth $1 bid here if the others don’t fly? 2.Wendle for Royce (not sure how long he’s up for but I have India back soonish?) or Drury or Odor( for a week) 3. My pitching is a dumpter fire & I’d finally drop Giles (60 day IL) Ashby? Houck? Elieser? for Kirby, J Barlow (not a priority I have Chapman, Bednar & Rainey) Detmers, Pineda, Greene, Mahle, Civale, Keller, Disco, or T Wells I I 4. I have $749 in FAAB. What sort of bid for A Thomas? or K Lewis? Kirby? I assume Royce may be sent down? or performance based? Thanks for all you do for us & hope your weekend rocked
Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
3 months ago

having a terrible time with writing out questions It looks different after I send & hard for you to read …my apologies

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  Licketty Splits
3 months ago

yeah the numbers no longer work properly in new format for some reason.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  jason batteiger
3 months ago

there is one way where it DOES work i found, here like this:

(1): blah blah
(2): …..
(3): …..

the parentheses appear to turn off whatever auto gibberish it sticks on numbers or -‘s to start lines.

Steven Henn
Steven Henn
Reply to  jason batteiger
3 months ago

Thanks that helps

jack d
jack d
3 months ago

jesus aguilar or lourdes jr?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
3 months ago

Happy mothers day Grey thank you for mothering my fantasy baseball team since it was born when I first found Razz the day before my first draft. Magical just magical!

which pitcher is the most fun of Kirby Stromam and Edrod in QS league

thx momma G

Herschel
Herschel
3 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. You hanging on to Jesus Sanchez?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 months ago

You can’t spell Kirby without K!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I started him! The line is awesome obviously – how did he look?

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 months ago

Need to fill a rotation spot with Stroman going to the Dl.

Eduardo Rodriguez vs Oakland or Strider vs ??

Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

1) Gore or Tristan McKenzie?

2) 10-team season category league. I need to cut one of these Tuesday morning. League includes middle & corner infielders (as well as a Utility bat), so I can fit everyone in. Choices are Hosmer, Witt, Corea, Urias, Straw. Notes follow.
a-b. Hosmer/Witt currently are my corner infielder. Hosmer has been hitting well, but I fear he may revert to a 275 4020 guy. And after a slow start, Witt has been playing well and contributing in multiple categories.
c. Correa (will his finger become a long-term issue?). Before his recent injury, he seemed to be heating up; and the Minnesota lineup gives counting stat opportunities.
c. Straw (capable of winning SB category w/o much help)
e. Urias (enables me to carry a single bat with a single roster spot). But I do have India on my IL -> he probably has a limited long-term need.

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h weekly pts.

Not enough roster space, so which Utility slot guy gets dropped?

Tellez or F.Reyes

As always – bib THANKS!

Dingus
Dingus
3 months ago

Would you drop Jesus Sanchez or McCutchen for Gimenez? Last bat.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. I was going to always start Mike Clevinger of the Padres. Do you agree?

2. I was also going to start Oakland’s Paul Blackburn on the road at Detroit and then at home against the Angels. Do you agree about these two starts?

Thanks!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I appreciate all your help.

I have Oakland’s Paul Blackburn. He has two upcoming starts:

1. On the road at Detroit.
2. At home against LAA.

Which game would you start and which game to sit?

Thanks Grey!

Martin

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 months ago

Good to see Morton figure it out. SONOFABENCH!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

A hell of a lot better than his other starts!

Gotime
Gotime
3 months ago

Keeper pts league -AB, -CS, Hits,2B,3B,HR,SB
Bobby Witt or India? (same price)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

Grey,

Someone dropped minor league prospect Liover Peguero SS PIT. How much should I bid on him? Minimum bid is $5. I want to be sure I get him.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

thats a lot. why so high?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

i was thinking $6-$8

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

i have $750 in FAAB money to last the entire season for free agents, minor leaguers

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

ok thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

drop Choi and keep Espinal?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

thanks again

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 months ago

Methinks your concerns over Harper. Seems to be hitting just fine lately.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Unlike my sentence, which I only half typed. Doh

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks for your advice about starting Pablo Lopez.

1. I was going to start Minnesota’s Chris Paddack home against Oakland. Do you agree?

2. I wasn’t sure about starting Milwaukee’s Aaron Ashby at Atlanta. Would you start or sit today?

3. Would you start C. J. Cron of Col or the Brewers’ Tallez?

Thanks!!!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

I know Mahle’s been bad, but I am a little shocked that I was able to get him in my 10 Tm NL-Only, H2H with a #7 WP.

Here’s my current roster. Brubaker is probably the first player to go if I were to pick anyone up, but how long of a leash does one give to Kuhl and Mahle before it’d be time to stash one of: Roansy, Luis Garcia, Alek Thomas, or Stone Garrett.

I play against some teams loaded with SP, so I will need 7 of SPs for sure with a streaming spot. That would be left open for Roansy though.

CA   Ruiz 
1B   Walker
2B   Edman
3B   Franco 
SS   Cronenworth 
INF  Cooper
OF   Acuña
OF   Soto 
OF   O’Neil
OF   D. Smith
UT   Yepez
IL    India

SP  Webb, Alcantara, Stroman, Lauer, Gray, Cobb, Mahle, Kuhl, Brubaker
RP  Tay Rogers, Rainey, Will Smith,

Thanks!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  pugs slugs
3 months ago

I’m thinking of picking up Lugo or Alvarado for today’s double-header. I dropped Drew Smith for Mahle, so he’s out. Since Max is going, and he’s likely to get a W in the first, Lugo’s gotta be the right choice. Then again, the team I’m playing is beating me in ERA, so I have to hope that Max gets lit. I’ll still go Lugo if I don’t hear back before players lock for that game.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  pugs slugs
3 months ago

I just saw that Thomas is getting called up by ARI so I dropped Brubaker for him. Disregard.

John Lettiere
John Lettiere
3 months ago

Sonny Gray vs Trevor Rogers ros

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

O Glorious Day!! Early morning baseball!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Haha. I was looking forward to watching Wacha.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Sorry. My fault. I should have reminded you yesterday.

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
3 months ago

Grab Olivares and drop Kelenic or Happ? Drop Houck for Paddack ROS ? Thank you

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

Moncada back from IL tomorrow, but I am satisfied with my replacement (Yordy Diaz). Should I cut Diaz?

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 months ago

Do you think we’re finally seeing a breakout of Margot or just early season success?

Michael B
Michael B
3 months ago

Should I play Tyler mahl against Pittsburgh and George Kirby vs rays? Or just one, or both. I need my era and whip to stay low (whips at 0.89 era in low 1s) i secondarily could use a win

John
John
3 months ago

Walsh or France

Rene
Rene
3 months ago

Whats up Grey! Im a big fan of razzball.
Great blogs and podcast.

12 team standard H2H. 5×5 category:

I got a trade offer, Robbie Ray for Francisco Lindor. Accept?

Saint
Saint
3 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Daily Redraft

Please rank the top 3 of each:

1). Miller, Flores, Giminez, Kim, Escobar

2). Renfroe, Nimmo, Kepler, Laureno, Grossman

Thanks

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
3 months ago

Cortes.Wacha or Houck? ERod looked good today. Hold on him? Thank you.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 months ago

Contreras leading off for the Cubbies in the 2nd half of the double header. Because slow-footed power hitting catchers make oursfanding lead off guys. It’s stupid x2.
:facepalm:

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 months ago

omfg he legged out a triple. Hahaha

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 months ago

Adam Duvall in a 10 team 6×6 droppable?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
3 months ago

Grey, you starting Matz at SF tonight?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I chose poorly

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

1) Intermediate term: Duran or Soto? I know Soto is the announced closer, but unsure how good Detroit will be going forward.

2) Need to cut one: Wacha, Syndegaard; McKenzie Gore.

Last edited 3 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

Duran was dominant today (2 inning save). Do you think he’s now the Minnesota closer? (not much competition?). Duran or Soto?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

They’re still using Pagan too.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

Grey, would you trade CJ Abrams to acquire Royce Lewis

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

ok he is askins for one of these 5 prospects for Royce Lewis

C.J. Abrams
Henry Davis
Ty Madden
Luis Matos
Max Meyer

Who should I give up?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

not all 5 of them. Just one of them. Which one should i trade to get Lewis?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

ok abrams for Lewis straight up

Michael B
Michael B
3 months ago

Some good people on the waivers and i don’t know if any are better than my current players, ill list my players and then the guys available.
C: Keiburt Ruiz
1b: Pete Alonso
2b: Jake Cronenworth
3b: Manny Machado
Ss: Bo Bichett
2b/ss: Luis Urias
1b/3b: Jose Miranda
Of: Juan Soto, Luis Robert, Julio Rodriguez, Tommy Edman, Adolis Garcia
Bench: whit merrifield, Spencer Torkelson
IL: Mitch Haniger

Pitchers:
Sp: Jose Berrios, Tyler Mahl, Hunter Greene, Cristian Javier, Joe Ryan, Tarik Skubal, Framber Valdez, Jesus Luzardo
Rp: Emmanuel Clase, Camilo Doval, Ryan Helsley
IL: Shane Baz

On waivers:
James Kaprelian, Josh Winder, Joey Votto, Dansby Swanson, Jurickson Profar, Cal Quantril, Jose Urquidy, Trey Mancini, Kolten Wong, Anthony Santander, Brandon Belt, Jesus Sanchez, Jarred Kelenic, Jesus Aguilar, Brendan Rodgers, Harrison Bader, David Peralta, yadiel Hernandez, Cesar Hernandez, Ramon Lauriano, Royce Lewis, Nico Hoerner, Manuel Margot, Kyle Lewis, Christian Walker, Nolan Gorman, Edward Olivares, Andy Ibanez, Brandon Crawford, Trent Grisham, Josiah Gray,
Yusei Kikuchi, David Bednar, Jhoan Duran, Adam Cimber, Jordan Hicks, Aaron Ashby, Spencer Strider, Michael King, George Kirby (expected to debut tomorrow ) Aaron Civale,

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

My league is a redraft league and doesn’t count ops, walks, holds, etc.

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

Gausman gives up his first walk of the season, to Franmil who had only walked 4 times previously.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 months ago

Well, at least Sonny looked good for 4 IP.

Weird since they had him do another ML start to “stretch him out”. They stretched him to go 4 IP @ 66 pitches?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Yeah – dominant even.

Gotime
Gotime
3 months ago

Keeper pts league H2H
Negatives for ABs, CS, + for Hits, 2B,3B,HR,SB
prices go up $2 per year
5 OF: have Acuna, Carlson, Hayes, Jesus Sanchez, Ward, Walsh, Pavin Smith
Would you drop Carlson and eat $12 of salary (total $23) to pick up Olivares at say $3 or hold for now.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

Any confidence in Snell. I’ve carried him fora month, but several times his IL slot has been a problem (I’m now rostering Moncada). He’s now only a few weeks away — should I continue carrying him?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

I just posed this same question on Keelin’s page.

Tatis was dropped in one league. I have no real current need, but obviously I can use him whenever he’s healthy (and for now, I have a remaining IL slot which is unlikely to remain long-term). I want Tatis and would accept the roster risk if I felt he would be active (and productive) by early-July. Should I bid a lot of my remaining FAAB? Right now, I would use ~ 20% but need to save most (trade deadline always presents opportunities).

I want no investment if it continues into August. I’m only looking for your knowledgeable opinion. Decision is Monday night.

J C
J C
3 months ago

Was offered Berrios and either Kike or Adolis for my Lourdes and Donaldson. Would you do this deal with my staff of Montas, Cease, McClan, Kershaw, Luzardo, L Garcia? Not sure Berrios is a big upgrade and I still have a little bit of faith in Lourdes with that lineup.

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Berrios’ potential too hard to pass on…he included Kike so my new team is below along with WW and questions. And thanks!
C- Stephenson
CI- Freeman, Eugenio, Tellez
MI- Lindor, France, Polanco
OF- (5 play) Acuna, Robert, Adolis, Happ, JulRod
Util- Kike or Joe
IL- Vaughn
SP- Montas, Berrios, Cease, McClan, Kershaw, L Garcia, Luzardo, Merrill
RP- Hader, E Diaz

1. Holds are a separate cat that I stream each week. Tepera we both like and has good sked this week. Is Kike my drop?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 months ago

Contreras batting lead-off may be the biggest WTF thing I’ve seen this year.

Being a baseball manager looks so easy. Just do the dumbest thing possible at every opportunity.

W.T.F.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I mean, Tucker still bats 6th behind Gurriel, so yeah. Good point.

Curious George
Curious George
3 months ago

I know you’re not big on rookie pitchers – where do you sit on George Kirby? 8 team points with some keepers

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Curious George
3 months ago

Kirb your Enthusiasm

I’ll see myself out…

Gotime
Gotime
3 months ago

H2H daily pts league. Starting Burnes @ Atl
Still have to start Olson at 1B over Yepez (@ Giants – Webb) right?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. Although on the road against SD Sean Manama, I was still going to start Miami’s Pablo Lopez. Do you agree?

2. I was going to pass on the Mets’ Taijuan Walker? Do you agree?

Have a great weekend! Thanks for all your help!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thank you!

David
David
3 months ago

Saves/holds 10 team league… top choice

Helsley, Jhoan Duran, Camilo Doval, Drew Smith

Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 months ago

Pitching streamers- Freeland @AZ, M. Keller vs Cin. or M. Gonzales vs TB

Streaming a hitter, Aguliar @ SD, Moustakas 2 @ Pit or Pham 2 @ Pit, Rodgers @ AZ, Lux 2 @ Chi or Margot @ Seattle. Needs Runs and RBI’s

Thanks

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
3 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

Finally getting a couple guys back from the IL but also have Houck still on my squad which I assume lose for a wire guy.

Waiver

Bat – K. Lewis, A. Verdugo (waivers), S. Torkelson (waivers), T. Pham, J. Aguilar, W. Flores,  P. Wisdow, S. Neuse, S. Espinal, E. Hosmer, J. Wendle, , T. Mancini, B. Marsh, T. Casas (stash), H. Bader

SP – A. Gomber, J. Winder, J. Odorizzi, P. Corbin, M. Wacha, A. Houser, G. Kirby (stash), D. Bundy (waivers), B. Zimmerman, K. Bradish, M. Perez, C. Flexen, D. Hudson,

RP – D. Willaims,  I. Kennedy, D. Bard, A. Bender, D. Jimenez, R. Montero

My team:
C – T. Stephenson
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. Profar
3B – Le’Bryan Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – E. Escobar
MI – K. Marte
LF – C. Yelich
CF – M. Straw
RF – A. Garcia
Util – T. Hernandez
BN – J. Rojas
BN – A. Kirilloff
IL – J. India *IL
IL – E. Jimenez *IL

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – M. Fried
RP – M. Melancon (RP)
RP – S. Barlow (RP)
P – A. Kittredge (RP)
P – M. Kopech
BN – P. Sandoval
BN – R. Suarez
BN – A. Wood
BN – T. Houck (moved to the Pen)
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)

?Thanks, Marv

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 months ago

In my AL only, with Laureano set to return, who’s the drop among Mercado, Brad Miller, and Ibanez. Thanks!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 months ago

duran already sent back down Hahaha

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

. . . . And then began the migration of uncertain fantasy baseballers across the webbed world in search of Grey the Wise’s Duran replacement advice.

GoodOlDubs
GoodOlDubs
3 months ago

To give you an idea of how poor my pitching is, I have to cut one of these dudes to activate Sonny today: Mahle (I know, I know); Bruce Zimmerman; Josh Winder; Max Meyer. We hate mahle but still feels early to be cutting bait. Then again, I didn’t know Josh Winder existed until I picked him up yesterday.

GoodOlDubs
GoodOlDubs
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Brucely, I had a feeling you’d say that.

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
3 months ago

Grey! Please rank these men in a H2H points league: Miranda, Bohm, Santi Espinal

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks duder! Have a nice weekend!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 months ago

ROS in OBP roto, who you riding with: Bader or Gimenez

J C
J C
3 months ago

1. Best chance to stick on a 12 teamer: Rojas, Eugenio, Peña
2. Holds preference? Neris, Tempera, Hudson

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks! One more….Is Donaldson a guy you would be patient with (Eugenio is my backup) or drop? I could pickup Peña but then have to rely on Eugenio. Yes, my team is not good.

John
John
3 months ago

Darvish or Snell ros

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
3 months ago

Max Fried or Verlander for roto using quality starts?

fausto
fausto
3 months ago

Grey super tough time figuring a drop in a 16tm keeper Just traded for Bohm and Jesus Aguilar so I gotta drop 1 today. I’ve narrowed it down to:

C – F.Mejia (looks to be possible finally
hitting for real and is my only C).

UTIL – J.Candelario (whom I believe is going to have a solid yr and finally started hitting BUT can replace him with Bohm)

SP- Taijuan Walker (been meh but can be solid in this deep of a league but is hurt a lot)

SP- Jon Gray( hate him but got him for $2 at the end)

Im leaning toward dropping one of the SP.
I have 3 RP for ratio help but theyre M.King, D.Williams and Helsley so dont want drop them. Tough call for me what’s the move?

Sandman
Sandman
3 months ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up as always.

In a 10 team, h2h, standard 5×5 category

C: Murphy
1B: Olson
2B: Albies
3B: JRam
SS: Wander
CI: Walsh
MI: Witt Jr.
OF: Bellinger, Tyler O’Neill, Julio Rodriguez, Ozuna
UTIL: Adolis, Rowdy Tellez, Hunter Renfroe
NA: Adley

1) do you like any of these batters ROS over my guys?

-Miranda
-Harrison Bader
-Andres Gimenez
-Eugenio Suarez
-Nelson Cruz
-Kwan
-Austin Hays

2) Josh Winder or Charlie Morton? Winder has been excellent and his peripherals have been too. My concern is he returns to the bullpen when Ober returns

Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I have 1 bench bat and 2 UTIL. I usually rotate my Of/UTIL/BN

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thank you!

What about Morton vs. Winder?

Ralph
Ralph
3 months ago

Do you expect R Lewis to stay up with the non fracture Correa news? Thanks Grey

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
3 months ago

ROS…Dalbec,Yepez,Candelario, or Profar? If I traded Raisel, who should be my targets in a trade for a CI? Thanks.

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
3 months ago

Look @ Yelich. LA climbing back up to 8.9 now. FB% only 4 points from 2019. xBA .297.

What do you think – Yelich or Ward? Yelich keeps this up he can give you 20/15 with a good average.

jack d
jack d
3 months ago

rank jesus sanchez, ozuna, bader, olivares

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 months ago

Do you smell that? Machado is on FIRE!

Greg
Greg
3 months ago

Any chance the Braves give Spencer Strider a shot in the rotation? If so, what can we expect from him? Thanks.

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 months ago

I did not see Kelenic’s HR last night. Thing of beauty? The change is in progress? Super stardom has arrived? Or did he close his eyes and just happen to run into the ball with his bat? Bader,Olivares,or Gorman over Kelenic? Thank you!

Mike
Mike
3 months ago

Buxton for Roberts and Clase?

Jay
Jay
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

Traded Reynolds and Sandoval for O’Neil

Good trade?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 months ago

Kelenic bomb!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 months ago

Was it? Will this start him off?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Lucky? Haha.

Keegan
Keegan
3 months ago

Story and Pressly for either zac gallen or Sean manea? Points league

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

Is Tylor Megill of the Mets a good pick-up or just a meh? If available, would you pick him up off waivers!

Thanks!!

Greg
Greg
Reply to  martinrostoker
3 months ago

He looks solid to me. Probably has innings limit of 125 or so. He only threw 90 innings last year. Should get decent K’s and wins with Mets offense. Who would you have to drop is the question?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 months ago

Ok…last one for the weekend…maybe.

Just got word that Sonny Gray gonna get activated tomorrow to start v. AAA’s, so I need to drop someone (likely a bat since I now have 4 bench bats) no clue how that happened. Who do you drop?

12-team, 6×6 (OPS & QS), redraft league

C: W. SMith
1B: Bell
2B: K. Marte
3B: Chapman
SS: Bichette
IF: Torkelson
OF: Acuna, Judge, Straw
UTL: JRod
BN: Grichuk, Miranda, Royce Lewis, Kwan

SP: Gausman, Musgrove, Ohtani, Joe Ryan, P. Lopez, Luzardo, Gore
RP: T. Rogers (SD), Hendriks, Rainey, Barlow (TEX)

IL: Sonny, Heaney, Ober

Thanks as always!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
3 months ago

I already cleared room for Teoscar, so I could hold and still activate him. Or I could bid (auction) on someone and, if successful, drop someone to activate Teoscar.

Roster (6×6 with OPS and Holds)

Pos        Player  Eligible
C            Keibert Ruiz       C
1B          Vladimir Guerrero Jr.     1B
2B          Jorge Polanco   2B,SS
3B          Rafael Devers   3B
SS          Jeremy Pena     SS
CI           Jared Walsh       1B,RF,OF
MI         Jose Miranda    2B,3B
LF           Taylor Ward       LF,CF,RF,OF
CF          Harrison Bader CF,OF
RF          Franmil Reyes   RF,OF
OF         Brandon Nimmo              LF,CF,OF
OF         Michael Brantley             LF,OF
UT         Trey Mancini     1B
UT         Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
Bench  Jorge Mateo      2B,SS,CF,OF
Bench  Jesus Sanchez   LF,CF,RF,OF
[open spot]

IL            Teoscar Hernandez        LF,RF,OF
IL            Eloy Jimenez     LF,OF
IL            Andrew Vaughn 1B,LF,RF,OF

Pos        Player  Team
SP          Joe Musgrove   SD
SP          Zack Wheeler   PHI
SP          Shane McClanahan         TB
SP          Tylor Megill        NYM
SP          Jordan Montgomery      NYY
SP          Patrick Sandoval              LAA
                               
P            Garrett Whitlock              BOS
                               
P            Liam Hendriks  CHW
P            Raisel Iglesias    LAA
P            Corey Knebel    PHI
P            Jhoan Duran      MIN
P            Kendall Graveman          CHW
P            Ryan Tepera      LAA
P            Jorge Lopez       BAL
P            Paul Sewald       SEA
                               
IL            Ken Giles            SEA

I was a Mondesi owner, and I’m in last place in SBs. I’m tied for 2nd in Saves and middle in Holds; I won’t cut an RP for a bat at this point.

I recently added Bader to have another CF option with speed, and Mateo has some wheels. But I’m not looking for a Juan Pierre type that only provides SB, especially with OPS being a 6th batting category. I also added Miranda as a MI option, making Mateo seemingly more disposable.

I only recently added Sandoval. I could drop him but I’m fine with rostering him as an option and maybe being a bit pickier about when I throw someone.

Who would be your 1-2 as add & drop options?

1) Add options: Jarren Duran, Olivares, hold

2) Drop options to make above additions, if any? I’m thinking Jesus, Brantley, Mateo. Do you agree with that list and order, or something else?

Thanks!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
3 months ago

I got Jarren for a minimal $1. So the question becomes who do I drop to activate Teo? Jesus?

Last edited 3 months ago by hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
3 months ago

I may be being too stubborn with holding Sewald, but I feel like even if I were to drop him I should be grabbing another RP. You think I should do that in addition to dropping someone else to make room for Teo?

Last edited 3 months ago by hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks Grey!

Deryl
Deryl
3 months ago

Grey, 12team Mixed Keeper. In position to make a title run this year.

Was offered
My Morton and Baz
For
His Robbie Ray

Thoughts?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Deryl
3 months ago

I would do it gladly.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 months ago

16 teamer with OPS, hits, total bases. gotta drop somebody for teoscar
C kirk
1B au shizz
2B edman (RF)
SS pena
3B wisdom (1B/LF)
MI wong (2B)
CI au rizz (1B)
LF ward (all OF)
CF j-rod (CF/RF)
RF soto
OF ed olivares (LF/RF)
util (2) otani (both), miranda (2B/3B)
BN happ (all OF)
IR: teoscar (LF/RF), mondesi (3B/SS)

so this is happ or ed olivares dropped for teoscar here.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 months ago

Hey Grey! On that other keeper trade, I think I can get one of these two:
(1) $8 Oneill for $0 McKenzie and $6 Sale. (2) $8 Oneill and $1 Melendez for $7 Freddy P

Any preference?

Thanks!

eballs
eballs
3 months ago

Cut one

Melancon
Joe Barlow
Bednar

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
3 months ago

My roster is heavy in SP in a 6-team and pretty shallow roto league. We use QS. I’m looking to move a SP for a top tier bat. Which SP would you rank last?

Cease
Fried
Gausman
Nola
Peralta
McClanahan
Manoah

Michael McMorrow
Michael McMorrow