Yerry De Los Santos is commonly known as Yerry Across The Mersey, and now that Esteury Ruiz seems on the precipice of being called up we have a new river. The best river since Alex Rios? Well, thanks for asking since I did major in geography at the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston. 1. Mickey Rivers 2. Alex Rios 3. Esteury Ruiz. 4. Dylan Bundy, who isn’t named for a body of water, but is always a streamer. Unranked: Drew Waters. You know how close those were though? It’s hard to fathoms. Damn, you walked into that one! For the Padres, Esteury was called up to the taxi squad in Colorado, and, with Profar out, Ruiz could be with the team at any moment. Why do we care? Okay, okay, wanna get to the meat, huh? He’s got 50+ steal speed! That’s it! It’s a wrap! Okay, he could hit 10 homers and .300. Whatevs! I don’t know why the Padres haven’t just put him on the squad already, but I bet it’s any moment. Grab him now, before it’s like trying to grab water out of a river. Poetic! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Sean Manaea – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.09. Sonavabench! I don’t even want to talk about it. Let me just move on before I start off the entire post in a grim mood.

Jake Cronenworth – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer. Also, in this game, C.J. Abrams (2-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer and Manny Machado (2-for-5) hit his 15th homer. Everyone should get one series in Coors, except the Rockies. They should get none. Bud Black ruined it for them.

Kris Bryant – Placed on paternity leave. This confirms what we all thought who have rostered him all year, he is a motherf***er.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer. Want a guy who could hit five homers this week? Well, what’s Kyle Schwarber up to? Okay, Grichuk could do that sorta thing too.

Drew Waters – Traded from the Braves to the Royals, along with Andrew Hoffman and C.J. Alexander for the 35th pick in next week’s draft. Too bad this trade means nothing as far as redraft fantasy, as the post title Trading Waters is just right there for the picking. Or, Braves Drew It Up, Then The Royals Went Around The Corner And Licked It Up. Oh, well, leave it in the barrel for another time. Will be fun to see Waters, Isbel, and Olivares all split time, so they get one at-bat per game, while Carlos Santana is a regular.

Vinnie Pasquantino – 4-for-7, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Ay, oh, badda bing, badda BOOM!

Bobby Witt Jr. – 6-for-9, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th, 15th and 16th steal, hitting .252. Check out Junior trying to make a run at my affections like Jul-Rod who reminds me of Junior.

Brad Keller – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.15. Guess who’s got two metal thumbs and told me to stream Keller? Streamonator!

Whit Merrifield – Hit the IL with toe swelling, and this is the first time he’s on the IL in his career, breaking a franchise record of 553 straight games played. Cal Ripken’s record won’t be broke until there’s not only robot umps, but robot players.

Austin Meadows – Pulled from his rehab start with renewed soreness in his Achilles. He sits on zero homers on the year, and I want to know if the curse the Rays put on ex-players is legal.

Trevor Rogers – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.42. After the 2nd inning, when the Pirates had three runs on the board, I placed Rogers’s fantasy value in a woodchipper, then watched Rogers’s fantasy value cascade down, as I questioned some school kids. “Timmy, you see that? No, two pieces of Rogers’s fantasy value are the same.” So, I’m not sure if there’s anything left to discuss.

Bryan Reynolds – Hit the IL with an oblique strain, and I removed him from the Top 100 for the 2nd half, which I will be releasing this week on the Patreon, and next week here.

Mitch Keller – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, ERA at 4.88. How telling is it that Keller outpitched Rogers? Can I just say, “Very?”

Ke’Bryan Hayes – 1-for-5 and his 10th steal, hitting .250. Wonder if he could steal 15+ bags in the 2nd half, because that’s the only way I see him having great fantasy value. Like a little Berti, go tweet tweet steal steal.

Yerry De Los Santos – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.81, and his 3rd save. Pirates already said they’re not trading Bednar, which means 100% they are trading Bednar, so I’d keep an eye on Yerry across the Mersey.

Tyler O’Neill – Did some throwing and took batting practice on Monday. My guess what’s going on here is the Cards want to see what they can get from him, and he might want to play through the tear in his wrist, then he can reevaluate and maybe have offseason surgery. This doesn’t mean we’re going to get anything close to what we were expecting from him. It’s not good news, and might not be until 2023.

Miles Mikolas – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.62. Live with me for a second: My 12-team mixed league pitching is partially Mikolas, Holmes, Helsley, and Bard, and those guys were all had for $1. And before you try to shade the Fantasy Master Lothario, I have a 12 in ERA, and the rest of the team’s staff is JoMo, Cease, Robbie Ray, Sandoval and Barlow, and every guy was $20 or lower. “You can’t build a pitching staff with cheap arms.” That’s a guy wearing Opti-Grab glasses.

Lars Nootbaar – 1-for-1 and his 3rd homer. Say what you want, but I think it’s kinda cool that the Cardinals have a player who sounds like the sister city of Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer. Rhys’s got a piece’s of that ball! No? Yeah, you’re likely right.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 5 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.35. The home run usually beats him, but yesterday he was beaten by singles, doubles and a homer.

Alec Bohm – Left the game with a dislocated ring finger. Sounds like a businessman when he’s on a long trip. You sly dog! Any hoo! It’s unclear if he needs an IL stint.

Lance Lynn – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.68. Is Lance Lynn stranded with the girls from Yellowjackets because he is cooked.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. Glad he decided to steal 40 bags this year, because the power hasn’t been there.

Franmil Reyes – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st steal. Watch the $54 Vending Machine Steak run, baby! Like you’re on a hill and truck’s trailer comes unhinged and screaming back at you. Even if the throw is there at second base, does Leury Garcia stay there to put the tag on Franmil? I wouldn’t. By the by, Franmil’s prolly my number one buy right now. Dude could hit 17+ homers the rest of the way.

Brayan Bello – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 10.13. Can we please get Kutter back in the Sawx rotation and Bello out? Yes, I’m asking for my teams, but so what?

Wander Franco – Will have hamate bone surgery and be out for two months. He’s droppable in all redraft leagues. I will now put on repeat Mary J. Blige’s Not Gon’ Cry while sobbing.

Alex Cobb – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.57. Be as good as you’re supposed to be already! Stop making me beg!

Merrill Kelly – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.36. His matchup with Cobb was actually illuminating in how ulcer-inducing it was. Kelly’s fine, but Cobb’s supposed to be so much better. Why don’t I have “Supposed to be” fantasy league categories?

Josh H. Smith – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hits leadoff. According to the player pages for Josh Smith — multiple — he’s the white man version of Luis Garcia. Hey, white folks with the last name Smith, stop naming your kids, Josh. Was there a sale on Josh Smiths? Wait, that’s another Rangers prospect, Josh Sale! Rangers handshake emoji with anyone named Josh. So, the Rangers finally called up their 3rd base prospect. Wait, that’s Josh Jung! Josh H. Christ. Wait, I mean, Josh H. Smith (the H is for honkey) is a five-category guy who is very low on all categories. His totals in the minors in 155 games was 20/40/.299, but that’s fairly deceiving, or unfairly, as the case may be. He could hit 5/10/.270 the rest of the way from the leadoff spot, which is valuable for deep leagues, and a hold for now in shallower. Maybe that’s what the H stands for.

Brett Martin – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.89, as he recorded his third save in the last four days. Absolutely ridiculous Joe Barlow — my Joe Barlow! — is no longer getting these saves, but, alas, I guess it’s Brett Martin’s job. Or until he blows one freakin’ game.

Corey Seager – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, and 4th homer in as many games. Somewhere, Kyle Seager is shivering cold, yelling about, “Stupid Corey’s shadow!”

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 7th homer, hitting .241. Ya gotta hold your nose to pick up A’s, but Laureano’s been decent. That’s not “hold your Neuse,” though he hit his 3rd homer last night.

Chad Pinder – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. Fun fact! He tells the ladies, “Call me Chaddy Pindergrass.”

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.15. If I were the Mets, I’d rest deGrom, Scherzer and Taijuan for the final month of the season.

Luis Guillorme – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and multiple hits in back-to-back games, and, yeah, I’m stretching to see a hot schmotato where there might not be.

Austin Riley – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, and his 3rd homer in as many games. Let’s see if we got this straight, Austin Riley is excellent; Austin, Texas is weird; Austin Butler is Elvis; “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is awesome; Austin Theory seems very, very bad; Austin Powers is funny; Austin Meadows’s home run total is hilarious; Brian Austin Green is an American actor, producer, and former rapper, best known for his portrayal of David Silver on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210.

Max Fried – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners (5 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.56. Know what metric they should come up with? Something to measure how bad a pitcher is while escaping trouble. Like a xOhSh*t scale, the expected Oh Sh*t measure would be able to explain how close a pitcher was to disaster, while escaping it. So, if a pitcher has two outs and walks three solid batters, then gets a pop-up, then it’s not so bad, because it was two outs and he was working around tougher bats to get to J.D. Davis. But the xOhSh*t would be much higher if he walked the two bottom hitters to face the top of the order with one out.

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Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou
2 months ago

Thx for the announcing feedback

And I thought it was just me who couldn’t stand the vast majority of announcing hacks, Chip Caray sucks

I’ll try and stay positive, I concur Ronnie & Keith are a great listen

Diehard Cubs fan, but across town Benetti & Stone are excellent

Sideline reporter shoutout – Taylor MacGregor is fantastic

Knows baseball, prepared, professionally competent, pretty as all get out

Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Taylor does Cubs games on Marquee, previously the Rockies, excellent at her job

For those who don’t watch the Cubs, let me also recommend Keegan Thompson, just a couple bad starts, but the guy has great intangibles, bulldog competitor

Give him a look if he’s available in a shallow league

J C
J C
2 months ago

Berrios! Why oh why did I just not bench him instead of drop him? I remember now. “He is broken”. Ugh. Lessons learned.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  J C
2 months ago

oh yeah the 1 whip 13 K QS. horrible, just awful, please drop him though for the rest of us.

J C
J C
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
2 months ago

Yep. Two very good starts and he has found his strikeouts again. I was just not patient. Really no need to drop him other than frustration as this is a H2H league so benching him would have been easy give my place in the standings. The saddest part is I fell for the Cobb “stats” and picked him up when I dropped Berrios. Only myself to blame.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
2 months ago

Drop Pivetta? 10 team 6×6 mixed roto

Last edited 2 months ago by hal_incandenza
hondo
hondo
2 months ago

What is the origin of Sexy Doctor Pepper?Despite my Jersey birth episode(it wasn’t my call) I’ve been in DC since the Senators were brutally ripped from our hearts and nobody here has any clue as to who it is.Except me,the lonely DC Razzballer.

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  hondo
2 months ago

soto sounds like soda. don’t know why dr.pepper was chosen out of the soda options.

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

Hey grey! $33 Harper or $25 story in a keep forever where this year isn’t your year to win? Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks guys!

Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 months ago

Harper I would think easily

mattdips
mattdips
2 months ago

Hey Grey—

Looking at boosting pitching for second half.

What do you think about Teoscar for their Woodruff?

Thinking about making a larger offer of

Teoscar/Ty Anderson for Woodruff and JoMo or Baz. Think it’ll work, and if so, which second sp would you want?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

I’m claiming.
(1) Franmil; dropping Ward
(2) Morel; dropping Hoerner. Morel wins tie-breaker due to OF eligibilty

Are both non-brainers?

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago
  1. also morel has produced more HR’s and steals, only possible negative on him vs hoerner is AVG/OBP. OF elig just a bonus.
aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Aaron Hicks home vs Ashcroft or Vinnie P home vs brieske? Batty call. Robot says vinnie. But hicks has been hot

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

Hey Grey, two more Renfroe questions if you can spare the time.

In one league I need to drop one from these: Mountcastle, Walsh, R. Greene, Wendle, Morel, Tellez, or Nolan Jones. My heart wants to drop Walsh, because he has not been good, but my head says he still could be, and I should probably drop one of the rookies….

Also, in another league would you drop any of these for Renfroe?
Vaughn, Parades, Franmil or Seiya? Both leagues are 12-team redraft 5×5.

Thanks!

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Sorry Grey, I should have left him off the options, because my infield is weak. How about from Mountcastle, Walsh, R. Greene, or Morel? Only the OF eligibles.

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thumbs up, thanks Grey!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
2 months ago

14 team h2h keeper 6×6 with TB and OBP

Who do I cut to activate Renfroe: Hall, Ruiz (SD),Wong or L Garcia (WAS)

THANKS!

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Is it too much to ask Bob Melvin to set his freaking lineup before all of the earlier games start? It would be nice to know if I can put Ruiz in my lineup. I am holding back my enthusiasm about his call up until I see he is used for something else than just a pinch runner or a guy to keep the bench warm.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

this one is legitimate worry as see what they’ve done with abrams most of the time (and that grisham has been starting all year over him and others). but in CF vs lefty today and depth charts has him as regular LF (only other option while profar/myers out would be azocar) at least till myers/profar are back.

Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  toolshed
2 months ago

Yea he is starting.

Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou
2 months ago

You obviously watch a lot of baseball Grey, if you cared to divulge I’d be curious to hear your 3 favorite broadcasting teams as well as your 3 least favorite

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I really enjoy Jason Benetti and Steve Stone, I find myself watching White Sox games even if I don’t have and players invested

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Not a big Kirk Gibson fan? Hahaha

c762062790
c762062790
2 months ago

Please rank ROS: O’Neill, Renfroe, Niimmo, Walsh, B Lowe

c762062790
c762062790
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Just the usual…Runs/HR/RBI without cratering B.A.

c762062790
c762062790
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks. Really appreciate it.

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
2 months ago

How much would you bid for Ruiz in an obp league? Out of 100 faab

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

12 team league

Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  wwekoda2020
2 months ago

Kind of risky but I’d want him and hope he starts hot and plays everyday. Obp some power and the steals could be awesome

jax
jax
2 months ago

Hey there Grey,
Kirilloff or Hunter Renfroe? he’s back today

LenFuego
LenFuego
2 months ago

Which 2 of these starts to use (12 team weekly standard 5 category roto)?

Jake Odorizzi (HOU) — home v OAK (Adrian Martinez)
Jose Urquidy (HOU) — home v OAK (Zach Logue)
Nestor Cortes (NYY) — home v CIN (Luis Castillo)

Danny
Danny
2 months ago

What’s up Grey I have T O’Neill, B Lowe and Eovaldi possibly coming back this weekend who should be my drops out of O Cruz, V Pasquantino, Tellez, Nimmo, W Flores and Cobb? I currently have 9 SP including IL Eovaldi, 2 Closers 4 bench bats not including my 2 injured players I’m trying to get out of IL. Thank you man!

Todd Time
Todd Time
2 months ago

Drop Murphy for Melendez at C?

Also, I need a virtual hug. I have rostered all these players on one team before they hit the IL:

-Franco
-Alvarez
-Albies
-Peralta
-Hendriks
-F Reyes
-Bader
-Margot
-Kittredge
-Wacha
-Brantley
-Odorizzi
-Ryu

Still in 3rd, somehow…

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

I saw the comment about Taylor Rogers. He’s given up runs in his last 5 appearances. 5.2 ip / 7 er. This doesn’t include a 4 run meltdown in early June. His era has ballooned to 4+, but his fip is 2.35. He also has 60% strand rate.
He’s been used a lot. The All Star break is exactly what he needs.

Speaking of tired, I am tired of being of the wrong end of the fip vs era equation as a Cobb owner. I don’t need another headache with Rogers.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  toolshed
2 months ago

earlier in season when he had an under 1 ERA his FIP was worse, so he’s regressing to the point where it’s went too far. he wasn’t a .7 ERA guy nor is he a 3.5+ ERA guy. nice to see he’s actually gotten better as the year goes on regardless of what his ERA says (pretty sure the FIP was in the middle to high 3’s back when the ERA was under 1.5)

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Pts league -1AB, +5 Hit, +3 2B, +6 3B, +9 HR, +3 BB, +2 SB,
Could you rank these bats for tonight? Only have room for 4
Grisham @ Coors (Gomber)
Morel vs. Bal (Lyles)
Walsh vs. Hou (Garcia)
Austin Hays @ Cubs (Sampson)
Edman vs. Dodgers (White)
Carlson vs. Dodgers

goodoldubs
goodoldubs
2 months ago

Hiya, Grey. I lost (lust?) Wander. Thinking of Soto for
A: Witt and Gregory soto
B: realmuto, Bryant and ward
C: stick with soto and pick up shmohawks and hope wander recovers fast
D: resign effective immediately

Thanks as always!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
2 months ago

What’s good Grey? A couple of questions for a 12-team keeper league.

(1) Which three are you picking to roster for the rest-of-the-season out of Trey Mancini, Vinnie Pasquantino, Nolan Jones, Andrew Vaughn, and Nolan Gorman?

(2) Bottom of my pitching staff is meh with Ashby, Peterson, Singer and Max Castillo (think he’s going to be starting soon). The waiver wire is fairly picked over in a 12-teamer, but the likes of Wood, Roansy, and Ian Anderson are out there. Would you replace any of the four pitchers I already have for any that I listed?

(3) “Loot” on Apple TV+ with Maya Rudolph is pretty funny. You should give it a go sometime.

Say hi to Ted and thanks my dude:)

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks my dude.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Odorizzi, Taillon, H. Greene, Civale or any of the O’s staff?

jcindaville
jcindaville
2 months ago

Razz,

I have Sean Murphy and Christian Vazquez is available. ROS is it worth the Add/Drop for Vaz? We have 40 adds for a season and I have 20 left, not like I am barren with adds.

Thanks for your input, not any other site like this that I know of where you can ask someone “in the know” a fantasy baseball opinion.

Grateful

Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou
2 months ago

Great blurb on Kris Bryant – that line cracked me up

So I own Mike Trout, as well as Taylor Ward & Jared Walsh, looking to get away from 3 Angels given the latter 2 losing form…

1) Who would you rather keep ROS Ward or Walsh? (contemplating 86ing both)

Is Alex Kiriloff an unacceptable swap? Never seen him play but I like his profile & 1B/OF versatility in my league, seems like a Walsh clone on the periphery

Thx for your insight, keep the comedic gems coming

Congrats to the Bryants

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
2 months ago

How high are you in Vinnie P rest of the way Grey ?

Do you think he’ll finish higher on the player rater than Walsh

Three Dong Night
Three Dong Night
2 months ago

India was just dropped…do i drop morel for him (ops league)?

jcindaville
jcindaville
2 months ago

Is Castellanos going to be viable the rest of the season or should i just plan on him being the suckfest that he is from this point on?

It’s like he forgot how to hit

Ben
Ben
2 months ago

Are you starting Syndergaard home vs. Houston today? Thanks!

Big Dog
Big Dog
2 months ago

Hi Grey! I just traded Christian Walker for Logan Webb. I really needed a dependable starter. Do you think I did OK?

However, now that I traded Walker I am short a bat. Which hitter out of the following would you pick up in a 10-team OBP league:

Laureano
Duran
L. Gurriel
Morel
Santander
Senzel
A. Vaughn
McCutchen
A. Rosario
Paredes

Final question, I know he has been a sell for you for quite some time but is Pablo Lopez for JD Martinez a fair offer?

Thank you very much.

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Big Dog
2 months ago

Final Final question…would you start Skubal tomorrow at KC? I know his last start was good and SON sort of likes him ($8.0) but that horrible last month scares the bejezus out of me.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Is wander a drop in redrafts? No IL spots but 4 benches

Last edited 2 months ago by rhodyballer
JDB
JDB
2 months ago

In a league with limited moves, because of injuries and general suckness of my roster early on, I’m down to 3 moves left for the year and just lost Wander. I still have a shot, but definitely need some breaks to fall my way over the second half, and I’m going to have to swing some trades to stay competitive. A guy in my league offered Boegarts and Michael Harris for either Acuna or Jul-Rod. Should I consider one of those, or just add someone like Luis Urias or Esteury Ruiz and hope I get lucky? Thanks!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
2 months ago

I thought I would Trevor Rogers one more week with 2 home starts and he already lost the easy one. Drop him for Odorizzi if looking at ROS? Or maybe Brett Martin? Thanks!

alanladd2112@gmail.com
2 months ago

What up Grey,

1st question of the season from me, hope you can help.
I’m in a 12 team Custom CBS H2H Weekly Points league (no penalty for K’s with Batting)

This is my current Roster:

Starters (10 allowed)
C: MJ Melendez
1B: Vinny Pasquentino
2B: Matt Carpenter
SS: Bo Bichette
3B: Austin Riley
OF: Adam Duvall
OF: Franmil Reyes
OF: Juan Soto
U: Darick Hall
U: Nolan Jones

RESERVES (7 allowed)
C. Morel
Luke Voit
Taylor Ward
Max Muncy
Daulton Varsho
Amed Rosario
Nolan Gorman

IL: Jorge Soler

Pitchers
SP: Cristian Javier
SP: Triston Mckenzie
SP: Shane Baz
SP: Nick Lodolo
SP: Spencer Strider
RP: Clay Holmes
RP: Daniel Robertson

Pitching Reserves
SP: Nestor Cortez
SP: Carlos Carrasco
SP: Nick Pivetta
Injured:
Jesus Luzardo

Decent Available pitchers on wire:

Reid Detmers
Kutter Crawford
Keegan Thompson
Jose Quintana
Tyler Wells
D. Smeltzer
Trevor Rogers
Jake Odorizzi
N. Syndergaard
Jefferey Springs on IL
Edward Cabrera on IL

Would you recommend trading N. Cortes,A. Duvall, and Muncy for M. Semien and F. Peralta?

I think Semien would help my team as 2B has seemed to be the weakest position in my lineup. Plus J. Soler is coming back soon and I’ll have to drop a guy anyways.

Or should I just pick up Nico Hoerner and dump N. Gorman and keep rotating Muncy, Morel, Carpenter, and Hoerner?

Muncy is showing signs of life, could regret the trade since I’m giving up N. Cortes and Pitching is getting thin.

Thoughts?

Thanks

alanladd2112@gmail.com
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Cheech!

And btw, I won my league last year. I appreciate your help.

Russ
Russ
2 months ago

Obviously you don’t know for sure but do you think the Padres play Ruiz everyday once he gets the call? And if so would you drop Duran for him?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Russ
2 months ago

if they were smart it’d be CF and not only just against lefties, it’s not like grisham’s been anything but awful for a long while now. man doesn’t seem like that long ago MIL was the one getting fleeced on that grisham for l.urias deal. that’s what he’s doing today, but depth charts (and this makes sense easily) has him as regular LF’er. until myers or profar is back that should be an easy everyday job as only defensive replacement/speed tool guy azocar in his way there.

c762062790
c762062790
2 months ago

Donaldson or Nolan Jones?

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. better IL stash? ed cabrera, matz or may?

thanks!

Freedminds
Freedminds
2 months ago

Hey grey just wanted to update you on the offer you helped me out on earlier today,

Devers owner countered with his Devers and Giolito for my Schwarber, KeBryan and Gallen.

Think I gotta take this

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

The recent back issues worry you at all ?

Or just seem fatigue related

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Freedminds
2 months ago

Trade analyzer says its a slam dunk, though I know you guys aren’t always on the same page aha

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

I’ve currently got R. Tellez in my CI spot and he’s had a bit of a slow down, wondering shuld I maybe swap him for a wire guy (thinking M.Carpenter?)

Also, anyone worth dropping to pick up any other wire guys? (def. interested in E. Ruiz and that SB potential)

Wire:
HIT – E. Ruiz*N/A, M. Carpenter, C. Bellinger, N. Senzel, Y. Diaz, N. Lowe, G. Urshela, E. Haase,
PIT – T. Wells, J. Winbckowski, Z. Greinke, J. Quintana, P. Coirbin, Y. Kikuchi, M. Wacha, T. Rogers, S. Strrasburg IL (stash), G. Marquez, D. Kremer,
RP – A.J. Minter, L. Trivino, S. Dominguez, M. Melancon, B. Martin,

My team:
C – T. Stephenson
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – K. Marte
3B – L. Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – R. Tellez
MI – J. India
LF – C. Yelich
CF – M. Betts
RF – A. Garcia
Util – E. Jimenez
BN – R. Greene
IL – Profar*IL

SP – Aaron Nola
SP – M. Fried
SP – P. Sandoval
RP – S. Barlow (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – K. Graveman (RP)
P – N. Pivetta
BN – C. Javier
BN – A. Ashby
BN – A. Wood
BN –M. Kopech
BN – G. Kirby *N/A
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)

Thanks, Marv

Eric
Eric
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-team H2H with OBP and QS.

1) Would you start Flexen @WAS today?
2) Would you rather start Matt Chapman or Vaughn ROS in the UTIL slot?
3) You had previously told me that you’re good with me trading a 10th rd pick next year for getting Kimbrel this year. Considering his recent struggles, is that still a safe move? I may be able to get by with my SAGNOF approach, with closers currently consisting of Sewald, Melancon, Trivino, Hand (also have Bender and Jimenez in IL slots)

Thanks in advance!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Brandon Lowe may be activated this Friday.

I picked up Matt Carpenter yesterday, and I won’t have room for both Matt and Lowe. I really don’t have a lot of faith in Carpenter, but he’s been hot for several weeks.

(1) I assume each will be platooned (not starting vs Right) – agreed that neither is full-time.

(2) I will try keeping Lowe on IL through weekend. And unless Carpenter keeps a hot pace, he’s gone.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. i was going to sit Clevinger at Colorado? do you agree?

2. i am not sure if i should start or sit Mitch White of the Dodgers at St. louis. what would you do?

3. Alex Wood is available. i could waive Mitch White, Dean Kremer, Clevinger or Seranthony Dominguez. what you do?

thanks!!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks!! Took your advice and took Woods for Dominguez.

martin

c762062790
c762062790
2 months ago

Last 2+ weeks Taylor Rogers has been brutal. Droppable for Brett Martin or just for another needed roster spot? (Have Pressley & Romano)

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

+7IP, +2K, -3Hits, -3BB, -12HR let up. For this week:
Cortes vs. Cin
Ray @ Tex
Plesac vs. Det
Gonsolin @ Stl
Need to start 3 thanks!

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
2 months ago

1. When O’neil returns, would you drop any of Suzuki or Ward for him?

2. When Brandon Lowe returns, would you drop any of Urias or Matt Chapman for him?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
2 months ago

G Money! G Peso!

General strategy question for you…

In non-points 5×5 daily roto leagues, when you have a hitter playing in a double header and one of the matchups is terrible (Franmil vs Cease for game 1 for example)… Are you valuing the extra ABs over someone else who might have a better match up for only 1 game?

I guess there is no guarantee they will play both games, but I do wonder if that potential value of going ham for 8+ ABs is worth the risk to your AVG.

Thank you as per usual,
-IANASM

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I was torn, so thank you!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Two random unrelated follow ups, if you don’t mind.

-Vinnie Pastrami vs AleX-Ray Kirilloff?

-which side do you like better?

Lance Lynn and Stanton
Vs
Juan Soto and Castillo

Thanks again!

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

Would you try to catch the Grichuk train in Colorado the rest of this week and play him over either Duran or Pham?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks. Would you play India or Pham at utility for the time being?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Gotcha. Thanks for both responses!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Forgot to ask my followup question yesterday regarding Jared Walsh being droppable. Is Taylor Ward droppable in 10 team H2H?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 months ago

He’s gone from totally chic, to totally geek.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Can’t Buy Me Loooooove!!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Drop him for Brandon Lowe, Aaron Hicks, Justin Turner, Matt Carpenter, Josh Rojas or Nick Senzel.

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
2 months ago

best waiver wire stash for injured SP – Tylor Megill, Jeffrey Springs, Edward Cabrera, Jesus Luzardo?

Michael B
Michael B
2 months ago

Which two of these 3 would you play today?

Adolis Garcia vs Kaprelian (in the last 7 days 3/22 batting .136 with 0 runs, hr, sb, or rbi)

Tommy Edman vs Mitch white ( in the last 7 days 2/23 batting .087, with 0 across the board like adolis but with 1 rbi)

Or Oneil Cruz vs Daniel Castano, (in the last 7 days 5/21 batting .238 with 4 runs, 1hr, 3rbi, 1sb)

Now the issue is, yes Cruz has been better in the last 20 at bats, but thats not a very long time and his team isn’t very good. 2ndly this decision is happening while I’m playing Luis Robert for only 1 game of his double header, and he’s going up against Konnor Pilkington (Luibob has 7 runs 2 homers 6rbi, and .296 avg in the last 7days)

So out of adolis, edman, Robert (only 1 of his double header games) and Cruz, which 3 would you play (i assume Robert was a given so originally didn’t list him)

Mr H
Mr H
2 months ago

At this point of the season are you dropping guys like Yelich, Bellinger, or Castellanos for Michael Harris ll?

I have all these guys but want to free up a roster spot, should I drop one or hold?

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
2 months ago

Nolan Gorman or Brendan Donovan at 2B ROS?

Bish
Bish
2 months ago

Grey,

Nola killed me last night. Here’s what CBS said about his performance: “was mostly a result of an untimely sequencing of hits.”

Oh, OK.

FilthyRich
FilthyRich
2 months ago

Drop Chapman for Brad Martin?

FilthyRich
FilthyRich
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yup – you read my feeble mind. I meant Aroldis and Brett
Thanks!

ray
ray
2 months ago

More or less do you feel like a top 10 or so hitter (like Vlad for example) is worth 2 top 10ish pitchers? obviously keeping team needs in mind.

Sport
Sport
2 months ago

Grey the White! Gonna be a lot of ‘growing pains’, but Royals’ rookies struttin yesterday! And MJ leading off the second game.

I give Verdugo and get Franmil? Do you like this trade in a 12 team 5×5?

Thank you!

Andre
Andre
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

In a keeper or dynasty league, are you still in on Wander? I can’t get those April stats out of my head….feel like this all went south when he hurt his quad in May but I don’t want to let love for him cloud my better judgement. Is he a Hold/Buy in those long term formats for you?

Hoorah
Hoorah
2 months ago

14 team mixed league. I’m being offered France, cronenworth or yelich for Blackburn. I have pitching and could use a bat. Which one do I take?

Jimmy
Jimmy
2 months ago

Great stuff! Was offered Springer-Michael Harris- Estuery Ruiz for Lou-Bob and ROY candidate Peña…I am ready to pull the trigger..13 team 5×5 dynasty! Thanks for the humor! Made my morning, not many folks remember Yerry across the Mersy…!

Jimmy
Jimmy
Reply to  Jimmy
2 months ago

Picked Badoo…he was killing it in AAA think he contributes?

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
2 months ago

Grey,

Would you be buying low on Yordan while he has this hand issue ?

I’d be taking a risk but I’d love to take advantage of any paper hands owners.

Thinking Schwarber +

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Interesting…

So by the same token, would you be selling him high? Or just holding

lolmets
lolmets
2 months ago

someone like alex cobb really makes you question the validity of statcast expected numbers. xERA for cobb is 2.85. thats a good joke. 2.85 haha

The Finkelstein
The Finkelstein
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

How can you question the validity of something entirely based on actual on field performance metrics? There isn’t some guy tossing his opinions into xERA to skew result.. moron

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Finkelstein
2 months ago

this is one of them that needs/wants something/somebody else to make his decisions for him and blows up if those hurt him. so here he’s clearly been trusting grey or statcast on cobb and it’s hurt, so of course an entire projections system is the problem as there’s never outliers in those, he needs certainty. he ain’t getting it (anywhere) but badly wants it, probably should keep him away from say any media as they make their nut giving false certainty to feed the hopes/dreams of people willing to believe it.

Freedminds
Freedminds
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Schwarber and KeBryan Hayes or Devers and his hurt back ?

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

12 team, 5×5 roto

I traded Gonsolin for Machado once Franco went down. Now I’m trying to figure out my pitching. I streamed Cobb yesterday but then dropped him for Ashby after he gave up 3ER in the 3rd.

1) Do you like any of these FA as a hold for back rotation spot? Or are they all streamers to you in a 12 teamer? I can likely have an additional streamer spot so holding a 5th starter doesn’t prevent me from streaming.

  • Current rotation: Wheeler, Manaea, Bassitt, Wright, Ashby
  • Other notable FA: Cobb, Wood, Rasmussen, Pivetta, Kopech

2) Any of these guys worth an IL spot?

  • IL potential: Edward Cabrera, Luzardo, Wacha, Springs
Philip
Philip
2 months ago

Was just listening to Jerry and the Pacemakers two days ago. Life goes on day after day. Saves blown in every way. You’re a mind reader, Grey. So… Yerry across the Mersey.

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

Thanks G!!

Give Alonso get Woodruff or Give Witt or Story get Manoah?

Johnny Blaze
Johnny Blaze
2 months ago

How would you rank these pitchers rest of season? 6×6 (QS, K/9).

Zac Plesac, Johnny Cueto, Keegan Thompson, Zac Gallen, Jose Berrios

TeddyBallgame
TeddyBallgame
2 months ago

Vlad and Gausman for Olson, Ketel Marte and Pivetta? Is it close?

TeddyBallgame
TeddyBallgame
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah, I agree 100%. It is a current trade that is pending vote in RCL #40, a money league. Maybe those 3 for Vlad but not Gausman as well. This would give the 1st place team in the league a top 10 hitter AND a top 10 pitcher.

I’m hoping for a veto. Just need one more veto vote.

Also, I looked in the System Log under Financial Transactions in the league and the 2 teams involved in the trade just so happened to pay at the same EXACT time. Seems suspect to me.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 months ago

Thank you Grey for the great work!

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 months ago

Oh great Grey,

could you please rank these OF’s rest of season?

Mullins, Harris II, AGarcia, FReyes

Bish
Bish
2 months ago

Grey,

points league ros:

Franmil or Cron at DH?
Franmil or Adolis at OF?

Jogon
Jogon
2 months ago

Hi,

12 Teams dynasty league:
Pick one : R.Contreras, Detmers, H.Greene

I want to sell high on P.Sandoval, who would you try to get :
S.Gray
T.Skubal
I.Anderson
Manea

Bbboston
Bbboston
2 months ago

Grey,

Aranda is intriguing. Thoughts?

jnienow
jnienow
2 months ago

Long term keeper league, Pasquantino or Pham?

jnienow
jnienow
Reply to  jnienow
2 months ago

tks Grey!

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
2 months ago

Ruiz
or
LGarcia (WSH)(sits on my bench)
12team, weekly, 6×6

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
2 months ago

You sitting Cease today after Lynn got cooked last night ?

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

The old strategic bench.

Though may have to start him in a 15 teamer

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

The guy who has given up 3 ER in his last 8 starts and has a 13+K/9 against the same team that just got swept by the Tigers in a four game set last week where they scored 10 total runs?

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