Francisco Mejia is quick to the ball, boy, oh, boy.  I watched his 1st career home run at-bat yesterday because there was only four games last night for the MLB because they went about the start of the fantasy football season like this:  Picture the scene in Braveheart when they moon the other side, then charge at them.  Okay, picturing Mel Gibson’s anti-semitic ass?  Good, now after the mooning, imagine instead of charging, they high-tailed it the eff out of there.  That was MLB last night.  “We ain’t even got time for a white flag, we’re going home to watch football!”  By the way, one more Braveheart note, was mooning really common of William Wallace and in the 1300s?  *Googles first known mooning in history*  Wow, Wikipedia says, “In 80 AD, Flavius Josephus recorded the first known incident of mooning.”  Yo, yo, yo, it’s Flava Flavius!  And I’m here to show you my big white ass!  Any hoo!  Francisco Mejia is going to be all over my cheap catcher radar in 2019.  Really hoping Austin Hedges gets traded, because time shares suck — except when they’re giving out $20 in free casino chips to just look at one! — and I don’t want Hedges muckety-mucking up my Mejia mmm muah!  (Say that fast 117 times!)  Yesterday, Mejia hit his 1st career homer, then, in his next at-bat, hit his 2nd career homer, going 2-for-4 with 4 RBIs.  He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, and, for this year, he’s in a platoon, but you know my cyclops has got that monocle.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, hitting .255.  He will be in this afternoon’s Buy column as he’s been for the past few weeks or so.  Ty Wigginton can rest easy, there’s no way to catch his ten straight Buy column appearances, and these things don’t carry over into the next season, because no one actually cares.  Except Ty.

Jose Castillo – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd win, ERA at 2.67.  I remember Jose Castillo was a favorite of Smokey’s.  RIP.  Burt Reynolds, not our former writer.

Scott Schebler – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .274.  Funny how bad a guy can look in one at-bat and then homer in the next at-bat.  Schebler looked atrocious early in the game, then connected later.  Okay, I didn’t say it was ‘haha funny.’

Jose Peraza – 3-for-4, hitting .288.  I honestly wonder what Riggleman is trying to prove with hitting Hamilton leadoff over Peraza.  Hamilton was a hit on Broadway, he can’t hit though.

Luis Castillo – 5 IP, 2 ER (and 3 unearned), 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.79.  With those unearned runs, Castillo’s trying his best to even make his decent starts vom-inducing.  I don’t have a fantasy category for “Vom-Inducing” so you can stop the indigestion Castillo.  Stream-o-Nator isn’t impressed with Castillo for his next start, and I haven’t been impressed by him all year, so take two and let out the gas.

Stephen Strasburg – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.04.  Since there were no games, let’s dig in on Strasburg, shall we?  We shall!  His velocity (95 MPH) is essentially in the same ballpark his velocity has always been.  He’s throwing his slider, change, curve with similar frequency.  Opposing plate discipline hasn’t changed dramatically.  He’s allowed more contact with balls outside the zone, but so what?  If anything, that should support weaker contact.  What’s killed him, harder contact.  He’s allowed a lot of homers.  Feels abnormal, and if he’s healthy next year I could see our first buying opportunity on him in a while.  Of course, that ‘if’ is the size of Kanye’s ego.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  He’s now hit at least .267 two years in a row and has dramatically cut down on his Ks.  2007 was Mini Donkey’s rookie year, the NL Rookie of the Year finalists that year were Braun, Tulo, Pence, Krispie Young, Kyle Kendrick, Yunel and James Loney.  Reynolds has outlasted all of their effectiveness, except for maybe Braun, and that’s debatable.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 IP, 1 ER (3 unearned runs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  Similar shituation as Luis Castillo, not a great start, but made better by a well-timed, unforced error.  Thanks for throwing the ball wide, Baez!  You really are the MVP!  Stream-o-Nator loves Hendricks’ next start, and I could go either way with a borderline guy in Wrigley, depending on which way the wind is blowing.

Shohei Ohtani – If he has Tommy John surgery, Ohtani could hit full-time.  That’s what breaking news says from ‘doctors.’  I hope the Angels didn’t pay for that consultation.  Of course, he can hit.  Did you see what he did on Wednesday with a torn UCL?

Kurt Suzuki – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games, which I know from heart (watch this be wrong), because I own Suzuki.  Almost as fun as a Suzuki Sidekick.  Who am I kidding, that was the raddest jeep of all time.

Johan Camargo – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer.  I nearly put Camargo in this afternoon’s Buy column, but I feel like he’s been in a lot of them recently, and no one is picking them up and I’m not trying to nag you like your old lady.

Anibal Sanchez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  Look at Anibal’s ERA again and now look at what Robbie Ray did to me.  I’m so scarred!  Next year, I’m only drafting gender-neutral pitchers!

Zack Greinke – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER (1 unearned), 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.08.  Were there more unearned runs yesterday than any other four-game schedule day in the history of baseball?  Elias Sports Bureau says no, but added, “We’ve been making everything up for 18 years since we were the only one hit by Y2K.”

Paul Goldschmidt – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 32nd homer.  Au Shizz!

Rowdy Tellez – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI.  Set a live ball era record with three straight doubles to start a career.  The all-time record is held by a zombie with seven doubles, but that was during the dead ball era.  Speaking of dead, after his first career hit on Wednesday, he carved MOM into the dirt by the plate, just weeks after she passed, and I started weeping like a little baby, then I saw Rowdy and his 5-sizes too big head and plump body and I let out a little giggle.  Rowdy likes to get chowdy at the dinner table!  I don’t know the Jays plans for Rowdy in the final weeks; he was on Prospector Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects.  He has solid plate discipline (on the field, not in the dining room), and he could get into a few down the stretch (stretch of games, there’s no way this guy is stretching his body).

Shane Bieber – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.63.  Can’t the Indians sign Justin Masterson for, like, 3 weeks to take some innings off of Bieber’s arm?  The Stream-o-Nator once again loves his next start though.  Pretty impressive how much the Stream-o-Nator likes Bieber this year, because it rarely likes rookies.

Jason Kipnis – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .230, and two homers in the last week, four homers in the last 15 games and hitting .288.  Also, he’s thrown in a couple of steals.  Schmotato?  Seems so, and I made him a batty call last night, because I have nothing to lose.  Unlike Prospector Ralph who is doing his damnedest to lose our RCL league that he’s been leading all year.  This might be an up 3-0-type loss we’re in the midst of.  Pray for PR.  (Prospector Ralph, though you can pray for Puerto Rico too, if you like.)

Francisco Lindor – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 32nd and 33rd homer.  Lindor likely appreciates Jose Ramirez dropping out of the MVP race in August so Lindor can try to man up and win this thing.  By the way, ‘man up’ was first used for a man who died while he was with a sex worker.  As Keith Morrison said on Dateline, “He appeared to be a man down, but he was a man up.  A man, as they say, on the come.  Man, oh, man.”

  1. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Fab write-up!

    a. Started Kipnis too, nothing to lose plus nothing to start so… He might on to something and I’ll give him one more start tonight against a RHP to see if he goes back to the scrap heap or not.

    b. In a 5×5 RCL where I need wins and Ks, start Gausman tonight at AZ (Corbin)

    1. Yes
    2. No

    c. In a 5×5 RCL where I need wins and Ks, start Kershaw tonight at COL (Gray)

    1. Yes
    2. No

    d. Mark Twain quote of the day for September 7

    Modesty died when clothes were born.

    e. Have a nice weekend

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ante Galic: Thanks, Ante! A. I’m holding him for now B. Yes C. Yes D. The best! E. You too!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        @Grey: Grey!

        I’m trying to make today’s quote better than yesterday’s.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can you do it from now until end of season? That would be like DiMaggio’s streak

  2. Joseph Landry says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I’m looking to start two SP. Which two out of the bunch would you go with:

    [email protected] TB ($5.1)
    R. Lopez vs LAA ($1.4)
    Plutko @ TOR ($3.5)
    Shoemaker @ CHW ($18.4) (I’m worried about him getting pulled early since he only threw 62 pitches last time out)
    Chen @ PIT (-$3)
    Bassitt vs TEX ($2.5)
    Jackson vs TEX ($3.8)
    Gonsalves vs KC ($8.7)
    Littell vs Kc ($8.2)

    Its a QS,W,K/9 league.

    Thanks!

  3. Max says:
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    H2H playoff, Should I start Kershaw at Coors? Right now I’m leaning towars no.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Max: I would

  4. LG Baseball says:
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    Way to make a light night great Grey!

    Need your advice on lineup decisions for the semis next week. Please pick the top 5 SP with related SON values and match-ups:

    Hamels ($21.2) – CIN
    Rich Hill ($38) – 2 start @CIN, @STL
    Taillon ($23.7) – 2 start @STL, @MIL
    E-Rod ($16.2) – NYM
    German Marquez ($25.4) – 2 start ARI, @SF
    Pivetta ($35.1) – 2 start WSH, MIA
    Rodon ($19.1) – @KC
    Junis ($36.1) – 2 start CHW, MIN

    Also please pick top 2 bats with Hitteron values for next week:
    Villar ($22.5) – 6 games
    Conforto ($14.5) – 7 games
    Hoskins ($24.6) – 6 games (has been cold)
    Piscotty ($2.2) – 6 games

    Thanks again and wish me luck!

    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LG Baseball: Thanks! Hamels, Ed-Rod, Junis, German, tough last one, prolly Pivetta and pray, Taillon feels safer tho

      Villar, Conforto

      • LG Baseball says:
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        @Grey: thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  5. braves uk says:
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    Hey Grey (and others)

    15 team OBP roto.

    In first place but only just hanging on…..

    What do I do with Luis Severino…? Bench, drop, keep ploughing on?

    what about trying to do a swap of underperfoming Yankee assets:
    GIVE: Severino, GET: Gary Sanchez

    Thanks…

    • Matty says:
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      @braves uk:
      Two catcher league?

      • braves uk says:
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        @Matty: No, one C, and have to have one in line up (Tucker B currently)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @braves uk: Keeper? I’d want Severino

  6. phennore says:
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    16-team 5×5 weekly league. Looking for two pitchers to stream next week with a focus on ERA and wins. Pick two:

    Glasnow: CLE, OAK
    Minor : @LAA, @SD
    Holland: ATL
    Musgrove: @STL, @MIL
    Leake: SD
    Pivetta: WAS, MIA
    Mengden: @BAL, @TB
    Heaney: SEA
    Shoemaker: SEA
    Frambler Valdez: @DET, ARI

    Thanks,

  7. Nick says:
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    Grey ,

    for playoffs next weeks and next season keepers : at OF /util
    ADD : Renfroe ? Tyler White? Trey Mancini … Adames
    over Gallo? over Rosario ? or Aguilar –> ALL + 30 homers this season but not necessarly keepers

    my others starting players are
    Starting OF : Acuña / Springer / Mallex (SB)
    Starting 1B : Goldy / Encarnacion
    Starting 2B/3B : Altuve / Scooter / Carpenter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nick: In a keeper? Can you drop those guys? I don’t know your settings or league size

  8. Jays for Days says:
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    Is it time to drop Kole Calhoun? I have mellex Smith on the DL so can use him in my outfield position, or drop Tyler white which will also allow me to make room for an outfield position and use Smith.

  9. steve b says:
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    Grey you make me laugh every column you write.Others try to hard but you are “THE NATURAL”.now lets see you smoke a light tower

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @steve b: Hotboxing right now!

  10. Crazy J says:
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    Can’t believe the “bounce” that Goldschmidt has made… seriously, can’t.

    and … F Votto!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crazy J: Should’ve been obvious (not saying it was) bc of his career

  11. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Are you worried about Boxberger? Blew another save. Is it time to drop heading into the playoffs?

    • Ante Galic says:
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      @CaptainKnauer: Captain!

      I would be worried. For the record, he didn’t blow the save he took the loss. He pitched poorly but entered with the game tied and left with the game tied. Not really sure who would be the closer in AZ if they removed Box because they all pretty much blow. So I’d keep Box.

      Cheers,
      Ante

    • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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      @CaptainKnauer: As someone who dropped Box about a week ago, I think it all depends on what you need from him. If you’re really desperate for saves, I’d hold, because as Ante said, Arizona doesn’t have anyone who’s been lights out and can steal the job from him. But if you also need solid ratios, I’d move on. Boxy gives up lots of hard contact and can’t keep guys off base.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CaptainKnauer: Yes, I’m worried he will suck, not worried he will lose job, though I guess that’s possible too

  12. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? RIP Burt Reynolds. That is all.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Slimcompoop: I lost a part of me yesterday, ‘poop… The part that wants to lay on a bearskin rug naked drinking scotch

  13. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Agreed on Mejia . . . for this year – despite the platoon, is Mejia an easy grab over Welington, Jansen, Pina, Gattis as your C2 in weekly lineup leagues?

    Looking for .260+ average ideally. Everyone besides Welington seems to be in a 50/50 platoon or worse.

    Thanks!

  14. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Agreed on Mejia . . . for this year – despite the platoon, is Mejia an easy grab over Welington, Jansen, Pina, Gattis as your C2 in weekly lineup leagues?

    Looking for .260+ average ideally. Everyone besides Welington seems to be in a 50/50 platoon or worse.

    Thanks!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: Hah! Yeah, idk what happened there. Oh well! Thanks again (again).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, No problem

  15. Peacecoast says:
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    Shooter is fun you were right.
    Ozark is great.
    Eminem’s album is pretty cool isn’t it.

    Hey remind me how often do you post in the off season? How will we stay in touch for lambda/bromance? Say it ain’t so! Or we could, like, break up for the break like my nephews do with their GF’s over Summer.

    Season winding down, I will hopefully stay in second (three straight years, sigh). How are you doing? Winning tout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Peacecoast: Shooter goes off rails in 3rd season, fwiw… Ozark is amazing, 2nd season is better than 1st, methinks, but I’m only 4 eps in… I actually want to savor it vs. binge it which is rare… Em’s okay, I like some of the songs

      I post four times a week, I’ll be here all winter, rookies to target and sleepers take me thru to rankings

      Tout’s become way too close for me to say winning… I was tied the other night, fingers crossed my guys come thru

      • Peacecoast says:
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        @Grey: 3 seasons of shooter? How can there be that much content? Was not meant to be that long methinks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The 3rd season is so bad (end of 2nd was a bit of a mess)… I bought it on iTunes bc I couldn’t wait for it on Netflix!

  16. synyster says:
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    Grey!! 10 man league 6×6 w/ QS&OBP. Who do I drop when Didi comes back off the DL? Is it worth keeping Wacha on the DL or moving someone else on my roster there? Any drop recommendations going into playoffs is much appreciated. I am in 1st with the 1st round BYE.

    C. Cervelli
    1. Bellinger
    2. Merrifield
    3. JoRam
    SS. Machado
    OF. Trout
    OF. Brantley
    OF. Sugar Cain
    Util. Jose Martinez
    BN. Didi (DL)

    deGrom
    Snell
    Chapman (DL)
    Givens
    Rodon
    Gsellman
    Reid-Foley
    Lynn
    Bieber
    Weaver
    Ed-Rod
    Berrios
    DL- Bauer
    DL- Wacha

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @synyster: Wacha seems fine to hold if you can… I’d lose one of your SPs with less than interesting matchups…I don’t know their matchups off top of my head, is Reid-Foley looking at good ones? He’d likely be my first

      • synyster says:
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        @Grey:

        Hes got CLE and BOS coming up, not sure about playoff weeks though.

        I will look into all their matchups thanks grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  17. Alex says:
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    For next week do you want renfroe or franmil in an OBP league?

    For next week Eovaldi ( vs tor and nym)
    Or Bieber ( at TB, DET)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Renfroe — Bieber

  18. sk says:
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    Greetings, Grey. I have two pitching spots tonight and three pitchers going. Thoughts on who to start?

    – Gray in Coors (vs Dodgers)
    – Tanaka at Sea
    – Price at Houston

    Thanks….have a great weekend!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sk: None of them? I guess bench Price

      • sk says:
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        @Grey: Ha!!…what a vote of confidence. In my playoff matchup, he’s got me in K’s (due to sheer volume) but I’m ahead in ERA & WHIP (with a 4.79 -yuck- to his 5.40; 1.26 to his 1.43) and we’re tied in L’s and QS’s. So…hopefully my guys don’t implode tonight. Thanks, again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know, it’s how playoffs always go… Your ace breaks down, and you’re relying on Sammy The Bull Gaviglio

  19. sportivetricks says:
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    Dearest Internet Friend,

    As usual, I would like to check the Stream-o-Nator’s cold, hard numbers against your lovely human instincts.

    DeSclafani always makes me a little uneasy, but his start in SD tonight looks real good ($14.5).

    The Cobbler has looked good since returning from the DL, and he’s got a good matchup @CHW ($17.9). (I see others have asked about him above, and yeah he’s sure to be on a pitch count, but I want some of this! And ohhhhh shit, I wonder if he’ll be in this afternoon’s column. Hmmmmm.)

    And one more about tomorrow. Berrios has been making me cray cray in the second half and I’m close to just dropping him, but that robot has a big robobulge for his start at home against KC ($30.2). Do we roll him out one more time?

    Thanks man. You are the most bestest guy there is!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: I’d start DeSclafani anywhere

      I’d start Shoemaker, maybe goes 5 1/3 IP

      I think you have to start Berrios vs. Royals… If he’s not good you can lose him forever

      No lurve?

      • sportivetricks says:
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        @Grey:

        Just playing hard to get.

        Lurvvvvvvvvvvvvveyas!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Aw geez!

  20. Perfect Game says:
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    Do I start Paxton at home against the Yankees tomorrow? He did ok against the A’s coming back from the DL. Thinking about ratios.

  21. jose says:
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    Luis Castillo: 5 IP, 2 ER (and 3 unearned), 5 baserunners, 7 Ks

    2 ER AND… 3 HRs!!! Only in baseball can you give up 3 Runs that no player except the pitcher had control over and still come away with 2 ER. I get the scoring and am not here to argue against it, but it’s still an amazing thing to me. Helped me in my H2H points playoff where I didn’t have much choice, but to roll the dice on Castillo. Good old H2H points leagues.

    Back to RCL, trying to run up the score and make a push for a higher spot in the Master Standings and am hunting for the ever elusive Wins. These things are harder to find than truffles. Ks and Ratios are pretty safe at this point, just need some dang wins.

    DeSclafani vs. SD 14.5/.40 W
    F Pena @ CHW 5.2/.31 (Against Rodon)
    Gomber @ DET -2.7/.3

    Shoemaker @ CHW 17.9/.41
    G Gonzalez vs SF 14.9/.46
    E Jackson vs TEX 3.3/.39

    Current Staff is Kluber and Morton (Will probably start him off the DL, nothing to lose), but have been streaming like crazy and am a few innings ahead of Max pace.

    Roll with one of these guys or wait for better matchups

    Thanks Grey. Enjoy the Weekend!

    • jose says:
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      @jose: My current strategy has been to basically stream the best options against BAL and CHW and then throw in some DET and KC match ups, but the later two I haven’t had much luck against.

    • Grey

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      @jose: Yeah, I saw that on Castillo… Classic 2 ER and 3 HRs allowed… Woof!

      I’d roll with all of them except Gio and Edwin

  22. bacca72 says:
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    5×5 OBP. In first but battling to hold on with K’s ERA, WHIP, and W’s. I am slightly behind my innings pace by 36 innings so I want to use that up but also don’t want to blow up ratios obviously. Which of these would you start vs. sit?

    Corbin ($24.1) vs. ATL
    DeScalfini ($14.1) @ SD
    F. Pena ($5.2) @CHW
    Gausman ($1.3) @ ARI
    Gomber (-$2.7) @DET

    Was leaning towards starting everyone but Gomber even though @DET seems like a pretty good start. Thoughts?

    and thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bacca72: I’d start all of those

  23. MarvPesos

    marv says:
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    Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. Max 3 moves per week

    Thinking of dropping Glasnow for either a decent starter rest of way OR a 2-start for next week. I know its early (not all released or confirmed) but I need to get ahead of competion.

    OR do I drop Glasnow for a Bat (as Upton might not be back and will need a Util), maybe Renfroe, of Mancini or Frazier ? or any other wire guy ?

    Waiver
    HIT – T. Mancini, T. Frazier, H. Renfroe, J. Wendle, Y. Grandal, B. Hamilton, Marwin Gonzalez, J. Villar, M. Semien, S. Piscotty, K. Morales, L. Voit, D. Swanson, J. Kipnis, T. Beckham, R. Healy

    PIT (listed below with estimated starts):
    [2-Start] H. Bailey [LAD, @CHC]
    [2-Start] F. Liriano [HOU, @CLE]
    [2-start] J Barria [TEX, SEA]
    [2-Start] J. Urena [@NYM, @PHI]
    [2-start maybe] B. Keller [CWS, @MIN (maybe)]
    [2-start maybe] A. Senzatela [ARI, @SF(maybe)]
    [2-Start] K. Gibson [NYY, @KCR]
    [2-Start] J. Musgrove [@STL, @MIL,]
    [2-start (maybe)] A. Suarez [@COL, ATL, @SDP, @STL, LAD],
    Remaining:
    W. Chen [@PIT, @NYM, WSH, CIN, @NYM],
    R. Lopez [LAA, @BAL, CHC, CLE],
    S. Gray [@SEA, TOR, BOS, @TBR, @BOS],
    D. Holland [@MIL, ATL, @SDP, SDP, LAD],
    D. Duffy [@CLE, CHW, MIN, @DET, @CIN],
    D. Bundy [@TBR, OAK, TOR, @BOS, HOU],

    My team:
    C – W. Ramos
    1B – P. Goldschmidt
    2B – B. Dozier
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – A. Rizzo
    MI – X. Bogaerts
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – C. Blackmon
    RF – M. Haniger
    Util – J. Upton DTD

    SP – C. Carrasco
    SP – J. Verlander
    SP – N. Syndergaard
    RP – W. Davis (RP)
    RP – E. Diaz (RP)
    P – J. Leclerc (RP)
    P – R. Osuna (RP)
    BN – J. Paxton
    BN – J. Taillon
    BN – W. Buehler [ @COL, @STL, COL, @ARI]
    BN – R. Hill [NYM, @CIN, @STL, SDP, @ARI]
    BN – T. Glasnow
    BN – A.J. Minter (RP)

    Thanks bud
    Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @marv: For Gibson’s 2 starts

      • MarvPesos

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        @Grey: Grey, someone just dropped Minor (2-start @LAA, @SD], rather Minor than Gibson ?
        thanks bud

        • Grey

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          I’d go Minor

  24. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You starting any of the below today? I’m down to my last pickup for the week and struggling to get as many pitching stats as possible because my opponent has a lot more starters than me. H2H with QS.

    Straily @PIT
    Fillmyer @MIN
    Felix Peña @CWS

    Or I can pick up someone for tomorrow’s starts:
    Harvey at home vs. SD
    Nova at home vs. MIA

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: I just grabbed Nova

  25. DocMcstuffins says:
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    6×6 QS and Hold w/ no W category. I have a 4 game lead for the reg season win but 2nd place team is dominating this week. I gotta win QS, WHIP, and ERA to hold him off.

    I have very small leads in WHIP and ERA this week and a 3-1 lead in QS as of now.

    My opponent has left this week:

    [email protected]
    Paxton vs NYY
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    I have left this week:

    [email protected]
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    Buckholz vs ATL
    Degrom vs NYM

    Carasco and Degrom seem like easy choices to start…what about the rest? Any confidence in Holland or Tanaka tonight? Buckholz tomorrow? Could wait and see how Kershaw pitches before I gotta start Tanaka tonight also.

    Thanks for any help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @DocMcstuffins: I’m starting Tanaka, not sure how you can’t start Buchholz, wouldn’t touch Holland

  26. The Great Knoche says:
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    Must be football season. Any insight onto Tellez’s personal trainer or workout regimen? I Feel I could make that work for me. He looks like John Kruk late in his career except he’s young.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Great Knoche: He looks like John Kruk’s trainer during Spring Break

  27. agsdagf says:
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    minter, romo, fry, gsellman best two for saves for playoffs?

    i have tyler oneill who i like long-term for keeper, but that’s the balance of now vs. later, heading to semis as 1 seed and he’s obv not helping me right now. drop for piscotty, voit, lowe, mancini, beltre or just hold and cross fingers he starts playing, i need most help in hr/rbi

    thanks for all your help all year, best site on the net!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @agsdagf: Minter, Fry — drop for Piscotty

      • greggpatenaude says:
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        thanks mate

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  28. Yankee My Wanky! says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Great stuff as usual. A few questions for you:

    A. Would either Piscotty or Renfroe be adds over The not so great Mancini in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League? If so, which one please.

    B. Are we done with Dee Gordon in the same league? He is brutal. I could either add Kipnis or move my new Besty Villar to 2B and add both OFs mentioned above. I obviously have Villar in one of my OF spots. I hope that’s clear.

    C. We are still rolling Pivetta out there, huh. I have him in the same 10 Team League and he has been kinda brutal lately as you know. I have not given you other options because quite frankly I have none, so kinda moot I know.

    Thanks much Grey. I am in the middle of 2 Playoff match ups, thanks in no small part to you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Yankee My Wanky!: Thanks! A. Renfroe’s been hot for a few B. Yeah, grab Piscotty, move Villar C. I know, he’s awful, I can’t quit him, I’m sorry for hell he has wrought

  29. Alex says:
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    For next week
    One start Felix Pena ( vs TEX)
    Or two start Eovaldi ( tor and nym)
    H2H league with W and K as categories

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alex: Eovaldi

  30. Launch Angle says:
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    About to drop Soto for Piscotty. I have paralysis of analysis. Before I click the button I need to hear one more time what you think I should do. For HR and RBI ROS in a redraft league…Piscotty or Soto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

      • Launch Angle says:
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        @Grey:

        Done. Thx.

        Do you like Franmill or Voit better than White?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Franmil

  31. zombie says:
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    “favorite of Smokey’s. RIP. Burt Reynolds, not our former writer”. Hahaha. Too funny Grey. Thanks for a great regular season. In my main league, i’m out of the playoffs for the first time ever this year. & can barely explain it, as many of the same players in another league have me optimistically vying for a Championship. Go figure. Thanks again for all the help from you and your disciples.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Sorry you got eliminated, how did this happen?

  32. Scandalous Bob says:
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    Keith Morrison quote just made my day. I instinctively read it in his voice. Man, oh, man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha! Nice

  33. Lincecuminmypants says:
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    Gearing up for the H2H playoffs next week in my keeper league and I’m in roster purgatory with an injured by not DLed Rosario, a wildcard in Kopech and a “WTF, are you hurt?” Severino.

    C – Ramos
    1b – Goldy
    2b – J. Ramirez
    SS – Segura
    3B – Rendon
    OF – Cruz
    OF – Villar
    OF – S. Marte
    Ut – J. Turner
    Bench – G. Torres
    Bench – E. Rosario
    Bench – Puig

    SP – Nola
    SP – Thor
    SP – Severino
    RP – Boxberger
    RP – S. Greene
    P – Strop
    P – Clevinger
    P – Kopech
    Bench – DeSclafani

    Any replacements I should consider from what’s listed below? Thanks!

    Offense – Piscotty, Voit, Caramargo, Bader, McKinney, Kipnis
    Pitching – J. Quintana, Lucchesi, Musgrove, Giolito, Framber V., Barria, Gsellman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty for Puig and on the pitching side, I don’t know your keeper rules — can you just lose guys?

      • Lincecuminmypants says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, I can dump whoever I want. We keep up to 7 players. I have Nola, Thor, J-Ram, Severino, Kopech and Rosario at great keeper costs for next year, so here are my 2019 Likely Keepers – Goldy, J-Ram, Rosario, Nola, Thor, Severino, Kopech (+Torres as my minor league keeper)

        • Grey

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          Then, yeah, switch out Puig, but not sure where Piscotty plays… Switch Puig for an SP? I’d look at matchups tho, and not just grab a guy

          • Lincecuminmypants says:
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            @Grey: This is immensely helpful. I’m thinking of going after Gsellman. Not sure if Quintana or someone like Barria vs. Tex is a lateral move. Do you like DeSclafani ROS?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Depends who they are pitching against on the SPs

          • Lincecuminmypants says:
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            @Grey: Thanks. Not sure if my reply got lost in the shuffle. This is immensely helpful. What do you think of Quintana, DeSclafani, Velasquez, Holland, Barria, Musgrove ROS? Any standouts or all matchup based streamers?

            • Grey

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              Depends on their matchups

              • Lincecuminmypants says:
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                @Grey: Appreciate it. Thanks so much for being not just responsive and engaged throughout the ENTIRE season, but also thoughtful as well.

  34. JP says:
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    ROS: Renfroe or Pollock?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe

  35. Alex says:
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    Who’s the drop to activate Morton? Picky right now because I’m working with one whole auction dollar as I prep for Round 2.

    Rodon, Pivetta, Justin Miller (desperate for saves, but not sure if he’s going to get any)

    or lose a bat… Desmond, Mancini, or Tyler White.

    Either way, I’m keeping Morton on DL tonight to see what happens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Miller

  36. VinWins

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    Decided to take it easy and watch some TV on the short schedule day (after I set my lineups. Which takes a while, since I have a lot of teams. Well, I guess that’s relative. Some people probably think 20 is a lot of teams.)

    Definitely join those recommending Jack Ryan. Had no trouble just watching episode after episode.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Will watch after Ozark…Ozark is good too, btw, on Netflix

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        @Grey: I thought Jack Ryan was very good as well. Nothing ground breaking for the spy vs. terrorist genre but definitely enjoyable.

        It is only 8 episodes so I actually wish it was drawn out a bit more which I never say. Just felt a bit rushed at the end.

  37. Yolo says:
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    Drop Kole Calhoun for Conforto or Mancini?

    Sorry Catcher question: Should I look for a streamer to replace Grandal? Grandal seems to always sit vs lefties now (platoon w Barnes for some reason). Mejia might get the same number of starts untile the end of the season. Or try someone with a low floor like Gomes or Suzuki?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini or Conforto is a coin flip, but yes lose Calhoun — I’d go Suzuki

  38. lwomack58 says:
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    You mentioned not to start Gio vs SF. Above

    Son like this start and has it at +14.9

    Still don’t start and go with
    Chen @ Pitt or Nova vs Mia
    Also Yarbought vs Balt on Sunday
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust Gio…I’m starting Nova

  39. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories.

    Going into the final week.

    Wil Myers, Luke Voit, Jason Kipnis

    Also bet bet for holds, Oliver Perez, Chaz Roe, Ryan Pressley, Wil Harris

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s the question on the bats? Pressley

      • Russ says:
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        @Grey: Just should I stick with Myers or give one of the other two a shot for next week. I know it kinda seems Myers would be the one to go with but just wanted to see what you thought.

        • Grey

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          I’d try Voit

  40. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, who do you like to replace box if it happens, bradley or hirano?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither is the problem… Bradley

  41. Rudy says:
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    I’m in a league where my owning Correa puts me so close to the salary cap that I can’t pick up players. How much longer should I roster him until I drop him for hot players? I have Semien on the bench and am in a 14 team H2H league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can drop if no one else can keep

  42. Grey

    Grey says:
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  43. AllThePrettyStantons says:
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    Hi Grey, as always I appreciate your help. Can you rank the following for next week’s H2H points league semifinal? Thank you.

    Olson (3 @ BAL; 3 @ TB), Piscotty (3 @ BAL; 3 @ TB), Mancini (3 v OAK; 3 v CWS), Franmil (2 @ SEA, 3 v TEX), Renfroe (2 @ SEA, 3 v TEX)

    And do I start Villar (3 v OAK; 3 v CWS) next week over Dozier (3 @ CIN, 4 @ STL)? Or just hope Dozier has a good week? Villar has literally scored about 30 more points than Dozier in the last 2 weeks, i didn’t realize how cold Dozier’s been.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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  44. Grey

    Grey says:
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  45. Zach says:
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    I only need one. F. Pena or DeSclafani? Thanks

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