At least one of you is reading this with a bandaged thumb from a fireworks mishap. I had a Cousin Pete (Italian side of the family) who lost the tip of his thumb on the 4th, but rather than stop the festivities, he taped the tip of a hot dog on his thumb to act as a tourniquet for the rest of the 4th, so we could all go about our fun-having business. I suggested my cousin make a PSA about hot dog tourniquets, but I was turned away by NBC Cares. Let us bow our heads and pray that if anyone loses a piece of their finger, may there be a proper-sized hot dog nearby. Yesterday, the floodgates opened with the strikeouts from Framber Valdez (6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.67) that no hot dog tourniquet could stop. Heading into the 4th of July and I am saluting The Astros SPangled Banner. Between Verlander, Javier, Luis Garcia and Framber just draft all Astros SPs, and sit back and enjoy the fireworKs. But have some cocktail weenies nearby, just in case. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jeremy Pena – 4-for-5 and his 10th and 11th homer. Jeremy’s bat spoken!

Jonathan Villar – Signed with the Angels. I prayed by a statue of Bobby Grich for years for the Angels to sign someone to complement Trout and Ohtani. Finally, my Angels have answered my prayers.

Patrick Sandoval – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.09. Keep throwing like a limp noodle and I’ll start calling you, Pat-Sa.

Tyler Wade – It was reported by Tyler Wade that he was DFA’d. Some cold shizz making him report it himself.

Jose Suarez – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.30. It isn’t April 15th, but managers have out their Quickhooks to avoid a pitcher getting too taxed

Luis Rengifo – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games. Could be a light schmotato.

Nestor Cortes – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.44. Solid bounce back from his somewhat lackluster handful of recent starts. That’s the power of The Mustache. We understand.

Oscar Gonzalez – Hit the IL with ab tightness. I have that too. From my six pack. Wanna read my pamphlet on the Art of Seduction?

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. The $54 Vending Machine Steak is back!

Triston McKenzie – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.71. McStickzie and $54 Vending Machine Steak is the new Laurel and Hardy. Streamonator is negative for his next start, but I could see it.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.53. Check out the Sell in this video:

MacKenzie Gore – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.18. Got ourselves a Pitch 22. Gore keeps pitching? Great for our teams this year, but at a certain point he’s gonna become a cautionary tale for next year like Trevor Rogers this year.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-3, 2 runs as he was activated from the IL. Dave Roberts says when Taylor returns from his day-to-day injury Betts will move to 2nd base. Keeping that eligibility like a baller! And like a bowler.

Craig Kimbrel – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 3rd blown save, ERA at 4.78. He was hit by a comebacker, but said he’s fine. Was the whiplash he got from the comebacker as bad as my neck watching him go from a great to terrible reliever? Roberts said Kimbrel might miss a few days, but he’s “earned the closer’s role.” Don’t make me guffaw. Brusdar Graterol or Evan Phillips might see some saves in the next few days, that order.

Touki ToussaintBraves DF’d Touki not simply because he was bad, but also to show Ian Anderson what’s possible. I can’t imagine any poor team actually signing Touki–Oh, wait, the Angels already have.

Spencer Strider – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.87. I didn’t know this so others might not either. Strider’s K/9 is 13.6. Um, wow. Who are you, Cristian Javier?

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, and his 15th and 16th homer. OZUNA just wait for his pitch. OZUNA mime taking number at deli counter when entering batter’s box.

Michael Harris II – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer. It’s too soon to be thinking about a 2023 Michael Harris II sleeper, isn’t it? Ugh, it’s a sickness.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.34. I already announced Chuck Salt was back, and now I’m saying, “Same, same.”

Hunter Strickland – 1 IP< 2 ER, ERA at 5.40, as he blew the save so Luis Castillo (7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.09) can never get a win. After the game, Reds manager Dumb Bell said, “Dur, duh, dur, duh, dur, uh, dur.”

Pablo Lopez – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.97. Yeah, I called him a sell recently, and I still believe that. This start was vs. the Gnats, and Pab-Lo didn’t look great.

Jesus Sanchez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, as he took my closer, Tanner Rainey (1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.46), deep, but it gave my Tanner Scott (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.22) the win and my Dylan Floro (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.21) the save for the most seesawing of emotions I’ve had since I saw Stranger Things 4th season 2nd half was only two episodes but four hours long.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer. For whom the Bell dongs.

Juan Soto – Tweaked his hamstring and left the game. At least it saved us another 0fer. Oh my God, I’m actually negative on Sexy Dr. Pepper. What is happening?! He needs a Home Run Derby!

Frankie Montas – Left after one inning with a significant drop in his velocity and tightness in his shoulder. *sharpens bull’s horn that is attached to steeled-toe boot* Okay, let me have it. *steeled-toe boot kicks me in the groin* A’s are saying Montas will be fine for his next start, adding, “Someone trade for this guy, please!”

Elvis Andrus – 1-for-2 and his 5th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games. The more awful that Elvis movie looks, the better Andrus hits, like some weird butterfly/tsunami chain reaction.

Julio Rodriguez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. Um, don’t look now, but Jul-Rod’s gonna be a top ten guy on the Player Rater.

Robbie Ray – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.62. Bdon and I go over Robbie Ray’s newfound two-seamer on this week’s podcast. You can listen as always, or watch and listen on our Youtube channel.

David Peralta – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer. Hey, only one homer behind Matt Olson. Cool. Not Kuhl (5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.83). He sucks again.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer. Curtis Jackson is so money!

Lucas Giolito – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.90. Coming into the game, his HR/FB was 18.5%, which was absurd for him. His batted ball numbers are almost identical from previous years and his strikeouts, command and velocity are all within a margin of error. His .360 BABIP was also crazy unlucky. He looks like one of the biggest buy lows. P to the erhaps, that’s harder now after his solid start, but might be worth trying.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, and 4th homer in the last five games. Schwarber has six more homers than Hoskins, you taking the bet that Schwarber finishes with more homers or nah? I’m not sure I am.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (11), hitting .242. Jerry Tomato told that ball, “Hurry and ketchup!”

Tyler Wells – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.09. Coolwhip just gave you his Tyler Wells fantasy.

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. Through first 35 home games, Mancini lost five homers to the fence move. Ryan Mountcastle (2-for-4 and his 14th homer) has lost two. If you’re wondering, no Orioles pitcher has been saved more than twice. Just absolute brain worms to move the fences back that far.

Kevin Gausman – Left Saturday’s game after taking a screamer off the ankle. X-rays came back negative and glass-is-half-empty x-rays are good. Gausman could make his next start.

Ross Stripling – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.32. Hate to be a hater, but a player plays and I stripped Stripling from my team a few starts ago, so I really want to see a lot of regression.

Drew Rasmussen – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.45 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin Cash could’ve let him out for one more out in a game where they had a 10-1 lead, but if Cash had, we wouldn’t have known true bliss. But, nah, he brought in a pitcher who was actually much worse. Can’t find the sarcastic font right now, but that’s just terrific.

Shane McClanahan – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.74. Been about six blurbs since I pointed out my fabulousness so, have I mentioned recently I wrote a Shane McClanahan sleeper this past preseason?

Harold Ramirez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Top 15-ish for outfielders on the 7-day Player Rater. That’s a schmotato.

Ji-Man Choi – 3-for-5, and his 7th homer, hitting .290. I Choo-Choo-Choose Choi. Not really but Ralph Wiggum makes me smile.

Rich Hill – Hit the IL with knee sprain. Dick Mountain hit a kneed bump. Maybe Chris Sale will return at some point. Anyone…? Sale…? Hello…?

Patrick Wisdom – 1-for-5 and his 17th homer. Thinking about rostering Wisdom and Christian Walker in my NL-Only leagues instead of Albies, and Olson and sobbing.

Tyrone Taylor – Hit the concussion list. He failed the concussion test when he was asked, “Your name is Tyrone Taylor, what race are you?”

Aaron Ashby – 3 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.60 as he was activated from the IL. He was out with forearm inflammation and, if he returns without issue, he will be the first pitcher ever with forearm issues to make it back.

Jonah Heim – 2-for-4 and his 12th homer. Prolly one of the least talked about fantasy baseball storylines this year is Jonah Heim being a near-top 5 catcher option on the Player Rater, because no one cares about catchers. “Hey, c’mon, man, I brought you The Baseball Bunch!” That’s Johnny Bench.

Carlos Carrasco – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.64. Solid bounce back, but, if I’m being honest (for once), I don’t even trust the Streamonator with Carrasco.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 3rd homer in three games. Hot schmuardo alert!

David Peterson – Out on paternity leave. I wonder if he’s hoping for a daughter or Peterson son.

Edward Olivares – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Great, he homered on Sunday so now when I look at my weekly lineups today I no longer have an easy call to make to bench him, when that’s absolutely the right call, because the Royals will be benching him.

Emmanuel Rivera – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. “Ozark with a long bomb to deep…left?” I don’t know, I usually have games on in the background and listen, but this game was broadcast with only sounds of the game and no broadcasters. What a bizarre choice for Peacock. If it was a choice. I’m still not convinced it wasn’t like when you arrive at Dairy Queen and there’s a handwritten sign saying Chuck was too hungover, so they’re not open today.

Tarik Skubal – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.06. Sigh, that wall about four starts ago? Skubal hit it. Wouldn’t be surprised to hear him say he’s got a dead arm, and he’s been pitching with it for the last month.

Spencer Torkelson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Hey, I remember this guy. He used to play baseball, right? He still does? Hmm…you sure?

Kody Clemens – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Instead of a bat flip, he should throw his bat at a cardboard cutout of Mike Piazza.

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Omar
Omar
1 month ago

10 team Weekly H2H – 6×5 – Standard + OPS

Give: Cole / Bell / Merrifield
Get: Mookie / Baz

Current Staff (punting saves): Cole, McClanahan, Wheeler, Webb, Morton, Javier, Strider, Skubal, Kirby, Cobb, Montgomery

Current 2b’s are Gleyber, Whit and Cronenworth.

**Keep 3 for one year. I already have plenty of keeper options (Vlad, Tatis, Bichette, Julio Rodriguez, Robert, or any of the pitchers – though I never keep pitchers) so the keeper aspect is not really a driving force.

Go for it or hold Cole?

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
1 month ago

Where do you stand on C.J. Abrams? Is he worth a keeper spot for next year?

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

14-team 5×5 OBP roto….have him at $5.

luvdarooks
1 month ago

6×6 —- 2b+3b OBP
Drop Nate Lowe for Torkelson .?..where Tork might be a keeper if he crushes it in Spring training 2023.

luvdarooks
1 month ago

I’d like to pick up Ashby in a 6×6 where K’s, QS and NetWins are 3 of the 6 categories. Drop T Skubal or Springs or Mitch White or Lodolo. which are your top two to drop ?

lolmets
lolmets
1 month ago

if you took away sean manaeas first start of the season- on the very first day of the season when teams didnt even open their eyes yet- manaea is barely a top 500 player overall.

lolmets
lolmets
1 month ago

nice manaea sleeper you bum

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  lolmets
1 month ago

with a chance for more… pain!

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  lolmets
1 month ago

Why don’t you go suck your momma off?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

Thanks very much Mr. Manaea! Can’t wait to see what you roll out for your second act this week – Ugh!

You know, he has been rather disappointing this year, but oh well.

That’s all. Happy Fourth Grey! Be sure to hang onto those digits.

Bish
Bish
Reply to  Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

Won’t start again this week. At least he won’t hurt you again.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Bish
1 month ago

Yes, you are right. Cool. Thanks Bish.

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  Bish
1 month ago

yeah he wont start again caus 6 man rotation, he never makes 2 starts in 1 fantasy week. manaea is a drop in 12 teamers. maybe a SP7 at best, hes a easy cut in most formats.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 month ago

Happy 4th Grey!

10-TM, NL-Only, H2H, OBP 

With TO’N possibly coming off the IL, I will need to lose a player since I don’t have anyone else eligible for the IL. Short-term, I plan to stream starters or batty calls if there’s a benched hitter. Long-Term, I really don’t want 2 bench bats if it means one of them is taking a streaming or RHP spot.

A. Is Cooper the drop over Hall if I am looking for power? Cooper is so meh, but he’s been getting on base consistently, and I think the R/RBI might be on their way. Do you think Hall will hit enough to maintain DH status vs. Righties in the middle of the lineup?

B. Do you think it would be better to roster a possible SAGNOF pitcher like Givens or Mantiply?

C. I don’t have anyone to fill the IL spot when TO’N comes off. Possible guys are Myers, Gamel, and Alexis Diaz. I was thinking maybe Diaz since the Reds RP is so bad, and Strickland will either get dealt or implode. Or do you think Myers or Gamel can give me more than one of Cooper/Hall when they come off the IL?

Thank you, and keep your moneymakers *fingers* safe this holiday!

CA   Ruiz
1B   Walker
2B   India
3B  Yepez 
SS   Edman
INF  Cronenworth
OF   Acuña
OF   Soto
OF   A. Thomas
OF   Harris II
UT   Cooper

B     D. Hall
IL   O’Neill

SP  Alcantara, Webb, Gray, Cobb, Mahle, Lauer, Peterson, Quintana, Corbin
RP  Ta. Rogers, Rainey

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I appreciate it. For B, Mantiply or Givens?

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
1 month ago

Hi, Grey. You like Blake snell, keeper league? I watched him this weekend, first time seeing him, and saw him strike out ten guys w an amazing strike three pitch.

Last edited 1 month ago by granvillehouston
granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  granvillehouston
1 month ago

My bad too, this is loaded question, because I’ve read the comments on snell. He had stank numbers before facing the dodgers. The difference is the eye test now, and the numbers against the dodgers on the road Friday.

Snell in your top 100? 50?

Kikuchi is top 50 sp, I read, right?

Last edited 1 month ago by granvillehouston
toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

LOL. So much for my question about melendez. He’s alive. 2 HR today. This is one of thr reasons I carried 2 for a while. I sat varsho today because he was facing Rodon.

prey879
prey879
1 month ago

Trying to work a trade before activating Seiya, but if I can’t who would you drop out of this group in a H2H 7×7 league (HRs, Runs, RBIs, OBP, SLG, SBs, Ks): Jarren Duran, Michael Harris, Luis Urias, Tommy Pham

Dubjay
Dubjay
1 month ago

Hey Grey,
is Rainey just a straight drop at this point? I’ve been loaded at closer all season with Diaz, Bednar, J.Lopez, Duran and Rainey. But this last week has been trying to say the least. 3 of the 5 imploded. Lopez and Rainey don’t seem to be done either. I would drop for a streamer. The only other drop options are T.Rogers, Ashby, Cobb.

Dubjay
Dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Going to grab a streamer. Would you rather go with wood @ Ari or Kikuchi @ Oak

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

1) Graveman or Tanner Scott?

2) Top 2. Graveman; Jorge Lopez; Tanner Rainey; Tanner Scott.

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I confused my Tanners. I meant to ask Graveman or Rainey.

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 month ago

Happy 4th Grey! Appreciate all you do!

LG

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
1 month ago

Grey, you seen those new San Diego City Connect uniforms?!

That has to be one of the ugliest jerseys I have ever seen.

Giant thumbs down from me.

Thanks for the write-ups as always!

Jolt

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Well, now I’m confused. Are they ugly, or do they look like 12-year-old’s pajamas?

Skeezix
Skeezix
1 month ago

Hey Grey, I’m out of it this year, and I have Hunter Greene protectable as a prospect for one more year. I’ve been offered Framber Valdez for him, but he’s not likely to be one of my pitching keepers (I have Buehler, Giolito, Javier, Webb). I’m heavily leaning on turning this down and hope the Greene lottery ticket pays off.

What would you do in this situation if it ain’t going to happen this year?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 month ago

Can you rank: Mateo, Luis Garcia (Wsh), Lane Thomas.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut takes home his 15th mustard belt today… that’s 1 impressive athlete!

Onto my questions for ya:

League 1: Looking for a streamer. You like Kikuchi @OAK or M. White v. COL better for tomorrow?

need to drop someone for the above move, who gets the boot (or just HOLD)?
12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Ketel Marte
3B: Chapman
SS: Bichette
IF: C. Walker
OF: Acuna, Judge, Julio Rodriguez
UTL: R. Greene 

BN: Pham, India
SP: Gausman, Musgrove, Ohtani, Pablo Lopez, Joe. Ryan, Kirby, M. Gore, Sonny Gray, A. Wood

RP: T. Rogers (SD), J. Barlow, Graveman
 
IL: Hendriks, Heaney

League 2: you dropping anyone from the below to stream Mitch White v. COL tomorrow?

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: W. Franco
OF: Yordan, Teoscar, Julio Rodriguez
UTL: O. Cruz, Vinnie P.
BN: Gorman, Arraez, Pham
 
SP: L. Webb, Manoah, T. Rogers, J. Ryan, P. Lopez, Ober, Gore, Singer
RP: Hader, Bednar, J. Duran
 
IL: DeGrom

Thank you as always and Happy Independence Day!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you and I couldn’t agree more!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry for the follow-up, but I just got a notification that Hendriks was activated from the IL. Does Graveman get cut, someone else, or just hold for a day to see how Hendriks’ looks

Thanks again…again

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Haha, appreciate the help…and I still should have specified. Ur offering ur help, the least I could do was clarified which league.

Anyway, thanks again!!

John
John
1 month ago

Best stash?
Junis, May, Stroman, Heaney, Treinen

Bish
Bish
1 month ago

Grey,

please rank your TOP 3 OF’s rest of season pts league:

Adolis, Mullins, Harris, Arozarena, Blackmon, Verdugo, Ozuna, Profar

Jerome Bishop
Jerome Bishop
1 month ago

5×5 H2H
Drop Jon Gray for Freddy Peralta? Thanks Grey Albright. Gray looks great but Peralta can be gold down the pipe.

John
John
1 month ago

Drop projar, yepez, India or Torres for urias & Harold Ramirez?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

In a S&H’s league-who would you pick up for hold today, Boxberger, Leone,
L. Garcia(SD) or Graterol

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 month ago

What’s good Grey? 2nd half of Season 4 Stranger Things was a whirlwind of emotions. Eddie’s Master of Puppets montage was amazeballs. Have a good holiday.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

“Most metal EVER”. “Fun” is a great way to describe the show. If you follow the storyline(s) too close, it doesn’t make any sense.

Skufer
1 month ago

Was offered Acuna for
My Springer and Berti. Seems like an obvious trade to do, right ? But those injuries of Acuna are a bit concerning

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 month ago

Nice title Rudy!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

No way haha

Happy Birthday Rudy!

We need more Rudy!

Foxman
Foxman
1 month ago

David Villar call up
Of course ESPN doesn’t even have him in their player universe
We can’t get him in our lineup Kevin

Eric
Eric
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

How we feeling about starting Flexen today @SD? 12-team QS league

Also, last place team having a fire sale and I’m really in need of solid saves from a contender (currently have Trivino/Jimenez, Sewald and Melancon). What do you think about trading a 10th round draft pick for Kimbrel?

Thanks!

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
1 month ago

ESPN, 5X5 Roto, 6 man keeper (no limits) … a few inquiries fine sir!
A) Thoughts on the following deal: Bichette, Robert for Tatis, Betts?
B) And-Gim (4 @ Det/3 @ KC) or Rodgers (3 @ LAD/4 @ Ariz)
C) Choose 2: Lynn vs Min, Ryan @ CHW, Jo-Mo @ BOS
D) Currently rostering both Siranthony and Hand (both on bench), however appears Phillies may be turning back to Kneubel (pitched well in the 9th yesterday with a 4 run lead). Hate rostering 2 guys from the same team especially when no guarantees either get saves!. Drop 1? If yes, who? or Drop both? Save myself the headache. I start Clase, Pressley and Robertson (currently 3rd in Saves).
Appreciate it!

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks for quick reply, thinking future years. But also thinking this season. Bichette has been so meh this year, you could plug in a guy like And-Gim and get nearly the same production (until Tatis returns in late July/early August. I love Bichette and obviously he could get hot. But Tatis, even fresh off injury, could be a league winner!!

Who do you like better moving forward Robert or Tucker? I am assuming Tucker, but looking for confirmation. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Melendez seems to have hit a rookie wall. Are you holding on in redraft and waiting for him to make adjustments? Lots of upside here but it has been pretty ugly over the last couple of weeks. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

12 team roto. He is a reserve for Varsho. I added him several weeks ago when he got called up. Varsho was catching due to Kelly getting hurt. MJM was producing at the time. I do not like having missed games at catcher although varsho plays a lot. I know two catchers is not ideal but it is C,OF and I was got blitzed with injuries.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 month ago

Daily lineups. Rephrase: I don’t like having a ton of missed games at catcher or any spot when stats are cumulative

Last edited 1 month ago by toolshed
Jon
Jon
1 month ago

Thoughts on dealing an expensive Matt Chapman or Alex Bregman for Ke’Bryan Hayes in a dynasty?

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
1 month 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

Been out sick for 2 weeks, now trying to play the fantasy baseball news/player catch up. I gotta say I can really appreciate the amount of content you guys put out even on a daily basis, let alone backtracking 2 weeks! So thank you.

To my team, I’ve got Betts back to which I’ll be dropping L. Thomas but anyone else you swapping for wire guys ?

Wire:

HIT – J. Turner (over profar? Move K Marte to 2b), C. Biggio, R. Tellez, N. Senzel, Y. Diaz, N. Lowe, G. Urshela

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 – L. Trivino, N. Martinez, W. Smith, M. Melancon

My team:
C – T. d’Arneau
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. Profar
3B – L. Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – J. Votto
MI – K. Marte
LF – C. Yelich
CF – R. Greene
RF – A. Garcia
Util – J. India
BN – L. Thomas
IL – M. Betts
IL – T. Stephenson *IL
IL – E. Jimenez *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
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)

?Thanks, Marv

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Reliever question (12 team H2H). I picked up Duran yesterday to hopefully gain the category (no luck) and now need to cut a RP. My other closers are Romano, Taylor Rogers, and Kimbrel. My plan had been to cut Duran tonight, but now I’m leaning to cutting Kimbrel instead.

Kimbrel’s been shaky (even before yesterday’s injury), and there are possible replacement guys (Giles, Trivino, Hand, Dominiquez) to later replace Duran if he doesn’t get opportunities.

Besides, July often gets good pick-up opportunities (Seattle?) as trade deadline approaches.

Do agree that dropping Kimbrel isn’t too stupid?

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Liam McNair
Liam McNair
1 month ago

Trade question for ya Grey,

My Witt Jr and Houck for Julio Urias and Bednar.

Redraft, 5×5. Have KeBryan on reserve but he’s been pretty underwhelming.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 month ago

I’ve held J-Rod in three leagues, one dynasty and two keeper leagues, since he was 18 years old and in the Dominican Summer League (DSL) after the Mariners signed him. It’s such a beautiful thing to see this unfolding.

It feels like Julio could be the next Tatis, Acuna, Soto, etc. Fingers crossed.

DickM
DickM
1 month ago

Hey Grey.
Need streamer for this week. Kikuchi or Dunning

Drop Profar or Hays?

John
John
1 month ago

One open spot…in second place so mainly just looking for value, potential. Who would you pick?
Montero (holds league)
Berrios (gamble but could bench for awhile)
D Peterson
Cobb

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

This is good. Very similar situation in my league. I grabbed Cobb too. Thanks!

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
1 month ago

My 18th round draft pick, some exciting looking guy in the minors who struck out 5 of the 6 batters he faced yesterday, hitting 100+ multiple times, is coming off the IL in a few weeks *hopefully*. I’m looking to try to set my 5-6 man rotation for the 2nd half of the season by working some trades. As of now I have Nestor, Strider, Ray, Castillo, Baz, with deGrom, Bassitt, and Peralta on the IL. A couple trade scenarios, then a final 5-6 rotation. See if you like these moves.

1. Nestor and one of Hays, Morel, Joc for Cease. Cease owner doesn’t like a 1 for 1 as of now. Which guy would you pair with Nestor to make that even? Is any combination too much for the theoretical gain going from Nestor to Cease?

2. Strider and either Pena or Adames for Swanson or Tim Anderson? Love Strider but worried about innings limit. What do you think here?

3. 2nd half rotation: deGrom, Cease, Ray, L. Castillo, Baz, then Bassitt until Peralta is back. Does Baz have an innings limit this year you think? Peralta worth holding until end of season if I have the IL spot?

Here’s a week’s worth of questions for you since I haven’t commented in a week lol

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
1 month ago

Grey,

Does Whitlock moving to the bullpen put Houck’s closing job in any jeopardy ? He’s been good but him and Whitlock seem pretty similar.

Also, where do you rank Fried rest of season? Is he an ace for you at this point

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Awesome, thanks !

Freedminds
Freedminds
1 month ago

Yo Grey !

I’m looking to improve my power numbers and AVG.

Was offered Devers and Giolito for my Hayes, Ward, Taillon, and Holmes.

Worth it? Have Raisel and Clase as my closers

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
1 month ago

I guess we now have another answer for why hot dogs come in packs of 10 but buns in packs of 8. The two “extra” hot dogs aren’t meant to be eaten; they are to be held in reserve for thumb injuries …

Happy 4th, Grey!

oldtrackguy
oldtrackguy
1 month ago

Have a line of mediocre in the outfield – Vaughn, Duran, Gurriel, Ozuna with O’Neill and Seiya about to come off the IL. What’s your ordered preference ROS?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
1 month ago

Is Graveman worth holding with Hendriks bbpeing activate (elbow)?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks

Jimmy Duggans
Jimmy Duggans
1 month ago

Would you rather have  Parades or Gorman?
Time to drop Skubal?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Why Paredes? I’ve got Paredes on my dynasty team. Gorman has looked great. Something about Paredes that makes you think this breakout is real?

JG
JG
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I love your stuff grey, but you really seem to hate on Gorman. Paredes was never as highly touted as Gorman. I had Paredes on my dynasty team when he was 19. I also have Gorman. I don’t see how Paredes could be viewed as the better prospect. The only thing I can assume is the K rate.

Got the runs
Got the runs
1 month ago

Hi Grey
Maybe I missed this in earlier posts, but is it time to pull the plug on India? He looks awful at the plate.

eballs
eballs
1 month ago

Choose One

Yepez
Kole Calhoun
Garrett Cooper
David Peralta
Seth Brown

Herschel
Herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to start two of the following. Who do you like?

Jon Gray vs min
Ray vs Tor
Kirby vs Tor
Cobb @ Ari
Gausman @ sea (not sure if he misses a start)

Thanks!

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
1 month ago

Hello again Grey!

Are you starting Lauer vs CHC and Plesac vs Det today?

Thanks dude!

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
1 month ago

Hey Grey!

Happy 4th of July, or as they call it over here, Monday…

Thanks for the post. Working holiday, huh?You don’t stop!!

I need to lose one to activate Seiya today or tomorrow:

Voit (SD)
Luis Garcia (which one? Washington)
K. Wong
Oneil Cruz

Thinking Garcia or Wong but hoped you might weigh in…

Thank you, sir. Happy 4th RazzNation!

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Happy 4th!

I’m getting destroyed by injuries.. have 4 IL spots and have Renfroe, Albies, T Oniell, peralta, May and eovaldi on the IL.

I have a few guys returning, but I’m sitting in 9th place (been very unlucky .. 4.5 behind 6th which makes playoffs) do you consider this trade?

My Peralta and Manaea for kershaw

10 team, h2h, standard 5×5
C: Kirk
1B: Olson
2B: Morel
3B: Jram
SS: Wander
CI: Walsh
MI: Witt
OF: Julio Rodriguez, Adolis, Santander, Mountcastle
UTIL: Hoerner, Kirilloff
BN: Oniell (IL)
IL (4): Renfroe , Albies

SP: Musgrove, Javier, Morton, Manaea, Carrasco, Hunter Greene, Springs
RP: Chapman, Helsley, T Rogers, Dominguez, T. Scott
BN: Eovaldi (IL)
IL (4): May, Peralta

Thanks!

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Hey Grey, is it time to consider cutting bait with India and K. Marte? Would you pickup Hoerner or Urias for either? Or should we stay patient? Happy 4th!

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
1 month ago

Happy 4th, Grey.

Would you drop Riley Greene or Luis Urias for Paredes?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
1 month ago

Hey Grey, I’ve been looking into selling musgrove since your notice on Friday. I have no true closers on my points team. Can get edwin diaz for musgrove. Good deal ?

Player rater has Cristian Javier very very low expected return for rest of season. Do his most recent performances change our reliance on the robot? If not would selling Javier for diaz be a better deal than selling musgrove? Thanks and happy fourth of july

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 month ago

Can you rank the following for my team (12 team 5×5 redraft league):

Senzel, Duvall, Mateo, Laureano, Luis Garcia (Wsh), Lane Thomas.

Thank you.

Mosef
Mosef
1 month ago

I usually wait until the evening of the 4th to blow my thumbs off. Don’t want people thinking I’m too gung-ho by showing up to the BBQ with missing digits already. So this morning I’m happily thumb-typing away on my phone without a blessed care. Tomorrow morning, all voice-to-text.

Mex
Mex
1 month ago

5×5 Roto. Pick a side

Lou Bob and Teoscar or Jo Ram and Gleyber

Is it close?

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Gracias…that’s what I thought

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
1 month ago

Hey Grey! Great write up as always!

I’m very behind in wins and K’s in my 10 team 5×5 +OBP and Hits roto league and was wondering if you thought any of the following would be fair:

1) Trade Mullens for Pablo Lopez?
2) Trade Mullens for Cease?
3) Trade Mullens for Robbie Ray?
4) Would you pick up David Peterson, Tyler Wells or Mitch White for Kirby, Springs or nelson Cruz?

Duran is on the WW so I feel I could replace Mullens with him

thanks!

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks so much! Who do you prefer over Ray/Cease?

Foxman
Foxman
1 month ago

Grey
All digits in tact
I’m using them to count down the days until I get Jimenez back. Eloy should be back this week after homering off of the Fairbanks’ cousin Pete yesterday.
I want to stash a prospect.
Esteury Ruiz or Miguel Alvarez, which one of the hot dogs is a better patch for my bleeding squad? I’m weak in SB cat, but playing Wendle and Longo at 3B :(

Jay
Jay
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Would you do this trade?

Trade my Stanton, Hoskins and Clevinger or Kopech for Jose Ramirez

Current outfield is Julio, Franmil, Greene. Gurriel, Vaughn

Currently have O’Neil and E.Jimenez on the DL but both look to be back soon

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
1 month ago

Hey grey who would you start this week mcclanhan, cease, manaea , ray, Castillo

Bench Baz, Ashby, clevinger?

Last edited 1 month ago by Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry

Ray sea, manes SD, cease CHW , Castillo CIN
Mcclanahan TB, clevinger Sd, Baz TB

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Duh! ! My bad IDon’t have my reading glasses on the little phone screen

Ray Sd,, manes Sea, ceas min, Castillo NYM, mcckanahsn BIS, clevinger SEA, BAZ BOS

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks grey yep I can only start 5 yeah I was worried about the Mets matchup

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

LOL

Drew
Drew
1 month ago

Thanks as always, Grey!
Esteury Ruiz just landed on the waiver in my 16-team ops keeper. Drop G. Sanchez for him? Vargas is in my NA slot, so Ruiz would take up a bench spot. Figure I could more easily trade Ruiz thank Sanchez closer to the deadline, if it came to that too.
Oh, and I’ve got Kirk as my C.

Vash
Vash
1 month ago

Isaac Parades hit another bunch of bombs over the weekend. He’s white hot schomato?

Vash
Vash
1 month ago

So disappointed in Skubal. Looked like a top tier starter a few starts ago. I think around the time he got hit by a line drive, he started to struggle. I think he’s hiding and injury.

I think Pablo had something wrong a few starts back. Maybe I am misremembering for him.

Similar to Zach Eflin, he looked great then hurt his knee and struggled since, then finally put on IL.

Last edited 1 month ago by Vash
Milarky
Milarky
1 month ago

Thanks for the write-up Grey! Hoping you can help me pick one to bench for the week:

Steven Kwan (7, @DET, @KC)
Jose Miranda (6, @CHW, @TEX)
Vinnie P (7, CLE, @HOU)

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

Happy 4th Grey! Are you starting Wright (home vs STL) or Lauer (home vs Cubs)? Both? Thanks!

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
1 month ago

Happy July 4 Grey !

Wondering what you think of this offer.

My Kyle Wright and Doval for Hader.

Am I overpaying ?

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Amazing, enjoy the baseball today !

Alan
Alan
1 month ago

Good morning Grey

21 team standard roto 275$ salary keeper league

considering this trade

Serven Bryant Wander Seiya for Raleigh Devers Bogaerts Donovan

only keeper is Wander at 9$

which side do you prefer?

thanks for your help

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

Doesn’t Sandoval get some credit for 9 Ks?? Please!! I traded for him, and now I just picked him up on waivers. (When he gave up 5 in 2 IP I dropped my claim, but the 9 strikeouts convinced me to grab him)

bigbear
bigbear
1 month ago

All praise the fantasy overlords for the Jul-Rod benevolence!

Lots of blue on the Gore statcast summary. He looks a little frothy on top. I’m going to start shopping him around. Maybe Gio…

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
1 month ago

Morning Grey!

Cobb is available on waivers, I have a few options of guys I could drop, or should I just hold? 12 man h2h 5×5 QS league.

Batters I could drop: Kirilloff, Verdugo, Voit, Grisham, Renfroe (but can move him to IL once Eloy is activated.

Pitchers I could drop: Plesac, Lauer, Urquidy.

Thanks for your help!!