Frankie Says Relax Mariners! *does a wild dance breakdown* Don’t do it! You know you want to no-hit it! Relax, don’t do it! You know you want to no-hit it! *begins to pant from overexcitement and needs to sit down* That was the best bar mitzvah I ever attended. El oh el, Frankie Montas is an ace. Wanna call him Frankie Montace? Then do that! I. Don’t. Care. Yeah, I brought out the douchey one-word sentences. Sue me, all I have to my name is Gregg Jefferies rookie cards! Yesterday, Frankie Montas went 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 2 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.21, carrying a no-hitter into the 8th. His big flashing light peripherals — 9.2 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 3.10 xFIP — look great. Now can the A’s freakin’ trade him so he can get a win? Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.07. Good news is: That line! The bad news: It was vs. the A’s and if they were in a normal park Ray would’ve gave up another homer to Ramon Laureano. The unrelated news: His pants are so tight that when Robbie Ray farts, you can see the air bubble travel down his leg.
Ty France – Will have an MRI on his wrist tomorrow. Was watching this game, and I thought he got Muncy’d at 1st base by Sheldon Neuse, but it turned out it was his wrist not his Muncy, but it looked equally bad. Then, on Neuse’s next at-bat, the A’s announcer said, “A little contact was made on Neuse’s last at-bat between him and Ty France.” And I remember why, outside of a few announcing teams, I don’t listen to games. A little?! Neuse almost took his wrist off! Ugh, this sucks, clearly. Very suspicious that EU in Neuse’s name. Could the EU annex France from his arm? Is that legal?!
Lenyn Sosa – Was called up by the White Sox. When the Jays face the White Sox, I will be carrying my hammer and sickle flag to the game, and when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. kicks dirt off his cleats before getting into the batter’s box, I will be screaming, “Quit your Stalin,” as I salute Lenyn Sosa with sign, “Down with Capitalism” sign. If anyone dares jeer me, Lenyn and I will turn their boos into bourgeoisie then crush them. Any hoo! Prospect Itch, just ranked Sosa in his top 75 fantasy baseball prospects, saying, “Lenyn Sosa is swinging too much, but it’s working as he enjoys the benefits of his developing physicality. He has almost as many home runs (14) as walks (21) in 62 games, but he’s only struck out 40 times (13.8%) which makes his challenge a particularly interesting one for batting-average leagues. His all-fields, heavy-contact approach plays especially well in the shift era. Grey would do well in the sh*t era.” Not cool at all! With Mendick diagnosed with a torn ACL — during Pride Month no less! — Sosa could see some starts at 2nd base, and worth a flyer in deeper mixed leagues, but La Russa is playing Josh Harrison, so prolly wait-and-see.
Dean Kremer – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.71. A one-point-seven-one ERA?! What a fine-looking Jew! He’s got excellent command…don’t say it…don’t say it…don’t say it…don’t say it…he’s frugal with his pitches! Ugh, I said it. He’s got no strikeouts, and I wouldn’t even Streamonator with him, outside of AL-Only.
Adley Rutschman – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Is this weird, when Adley homers, Matt Wieters gets goose pimples?
Joe Musgrove – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.12. Did you listen to the queen:
Ranger Suarez – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.23. I say last week some shizz like Ranger Suarez can’t be trusted to go more than 4 IP, then he goes into San Diego and faces one of the toughest teams in the majors and…this ess oh bee!
Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Okay, who’s going to hire the hypnotist to hypnotize Schwarber into thinking it’s June all year?
Dansby Swanson – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer. Still, he will receive absolutely no respect in drafts ever. Zooms up to inside the 15 overall on the Player Rater? “Meh, who cares?” About as valuable as Mike Trout? “Okay, tell me something I should care about!” Above Tommy Edman? “Great, two guys I don’t care about! Talk to me about Oneil Cruz! That’s who I want to know about!”
Kyle Wright – 5 1/3 IP, 4ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.18. Can’t tell you how much I don’t trust Wright at all. Mostly because of all other Braves’ starters who have wowed us before, and not him, but he’s starting to do his part to hurt my trust too.
Luis Gonzalez – Hit the IL with a back strain. It happened from carrying the entire 2001 Diamondbacks team.
Alex Wood – 1 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.05. Whatever you’re going to say after, “Wood,” the answer is, “No, I wouldn’t.” You can’t keep guys on your fantasy team that are performing this bad no matter how good their peripherals look. Unfortch, someone else might pick him up and get better stats from him, but I know you fashion yourself a craftsman, but the bench isn’t even a good even place for Wood.
Austin Slater – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. “Eh, see, Slater!” That’s a Canadian Saved by the Bell fan.
Joc Pederson – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .271, and his 2nd homer in the last three games. Is it time already again for him to hit 10 homers in 7 games? Blessed be thy wearer of pearls.
Willie Calhoun – Traded to the Giants to become the best hitter you’ve seen in roughly 275 at-bats, but awful if he sees 300 or more at-bats. Say what you want about Gabe Kapler’s tanned abs, and I’ve said plenty, but he knows how to get more out of players than just about anyone else. Going the other way was Steven Duggar, who will become the worst version of himself, because that’s what the Rangers do.
Nick Gordon – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. “Whaddup, Doctor Strange?” That’s Nick calling his brother.
Devin Smeltzer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.05. Smeltzer sounds like the point when people turned on Dr. Brown’s. “Cream soda was nasty, Celery soda was gross, but Smeltzer was the point when I needed to protest outside your factories.” Streamonator hates Smeltzer, and with good reason. Maybe we need a Sodastreamonator for him.
Caleb Thielbar – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save, ERA at 6.04. I wonder if Bocco Raldelli knows he has Jhoan Duran–Oh, Wait, Duran pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 IP from the 8th into the 9th, and was removed after only throwing 17 pitches. This closerousel shituation is Pagan or no one.
Zach Plesac – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.17. “Whaddup, cats and dogs! It yo’ boy, Zach! Just checking in to say I’ve started throwing slower this year, because gas prices are so high! I’m just messin’! Peace out!”
Willy Adames – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .211. The average is kinda vomit by the dashboard lights, but the power is sweet, and his BABIP says he should be hitting about 30 points higher. Not all the way up to his usual .260, because he is hitting a lot of fly balls, but higher than where he is.
Tyrone Taylor – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and his 2nd homer in four games. Won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but he could be a light schmotato.
Lars Nootbaar – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer. You ever break up your Lars Nootbaar and sprinkle it into your bucket of popcorn? It is delightful.
Bryan Reynolds – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer. His April was a disaster, but, in retrospect, it was the outlier, and he’s doing exactly what you expect from him, around .300 and on pace for 22-25 homers.
Ke’Bryan Hayes – 1-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. He scored the walk-off run, which I say mostly metaphorically because he seemed to hurt his shoulder on a slide into home. I worry that we’ve become too fantasy-focused and forget about guys like Ke’Bryan Hayes, who are better real world players. Then I cackle hysterically and mock myself endlessly until I make myself cry.
Michael Chavis – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .255. He also hit the donk winner. The dinner! Hmm…The wonk! Uh…Will work on it!
Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.60. About as easy as a matchup as he’s going find yesterday vs. Cubs at home, unless the Pirates play a split-squad game.
Jon Berti – 2-for-4, 1 run and two more steals (20, 21), hitting .286. After a 45-month trek through the European Union, he arrives in Transylvania with nothing but a stubborn mule as company. Jon Berti looks up at a castle with giant statue of Rajai Davis. “This must be the place.”
Jameson Taillon – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.19. Regression Fairies will tell you about this cute little place for tea, and they will destroy your ratios!
Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer. In this game, Yordan Alvarez () hit his 22nd homer, and I kinda felt like something shifted in me moving my love from Giancarlo to Yordan. A subtle shift. Like three and half inches to the left.
Aaron Hicks – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. When Aaron Hicks is beating you, yo, Astros, go get your shinebox.
Alex Bregman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. He only needs to time travel back to 2020 and be good for the last two-plus years to be taken seriously. It could happen!
Framber Valdez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.90. You heard of No Limit Records? A pitcher going into Yankee Stadium is To Limit Records (of home runs by Judge and others).
Ryan Pressly – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.26. A’la Shania Twain, “That don’t m’Pressly much.” That Pressly’s gonna leave an impression on peoples’ ratios for a while, though.
Tommy Pham – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .253. This home run was for everyone who’s ever sent a threatening email to a leaguemate when they didn’t respond to your trade offer.
Hunter Greene – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.66. He seems to have one extremely ugly blowup per month, and, honestly, that’s less than I expected from him. Really hard to roll that out consistently in shallower leagues, but then, if I drop him, and I see those Greene Ks, I will get envious.
Max Muncy – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer. How homer-prone is Hunter Greene? He allowed a homer to a Muncy, who has one good arm.
Will Smith – 1-for-5 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in his last three games. Don’t call Will Smith a slap hitter. He’s a Hancock.
Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.00. Prolly put his over/under for the season at 75, which Sandy Koufax used to do between High Holidays, but Kershaw is about as pretty as he’s ever been, even if the sample is hella small.
Cody Bellinger – 3-for-4, 3 run, 3 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (9). Ya know how I know Bellinger’s truly become a lesser player? He’s been pretty terrible this year and I don’t hear anyone complaining. Expectations are nonexistent. Even for those homer, he needed a 3-0 count and a ball grooved from a pitcher who gives up more homers than anyone in a very homer-friendly park.
Freddie Freeman – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Semien, Freeman and Olson are finally not getting moved around in my mind like Three-Shart Monte.
THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS FOR ME
On selling Musgrove, I have an offer for him and Tim Anderson. In return I get Eloy, S. Marte, DJ L.
This is the same guy that dropped Swanson after a few weeks. No one picked him up and I was lucky enough to grab him (Not too concerned about Anderson for that reason). Have Lux as well.
I still feel like I’m giving up a little too much what do you think? I have Vidal, Berti, India and like all of them better than DJ.
OF I have Lordy Gurriel, Alvarez, Mullins, J Sanchez, cooper, and Donovan.
Maybe I should try to grab a better pitcher for Musgrove and or Anderson?
Thank you as always appreciate the time
You’re giving up too much — get a better pitcher or hitter in return, yeah
adley or gary sanchesz ROS? Thanks Grey!
It was just two weeks ago when I’d get zero results for Berti CMD Fing the comments. Today, 21 hits. Berti Bros!
Keegan Thompson or Paul Blackburn, 12 team weekly 6×6
Appreciate the non-bases all stuff today ??
I was planning on cutting Amed Rosario who qualifies at ss/of once franco is activated. Your ros player rater has him higher than I would have expected. He’s been fairly productive over the last couple of weeks. Would you cut him in 12’s with 5 OF and a MI spot once franco is activated or look to cut someone else? Fyi, I have India at MI in this league who hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. Thanks
I’d cut Amed but I don’t know your options
Cobb or Mancini are probably the other ones who are at the top of my cut list. Carrasco if hurt falls into that same category, but I have not heard anything yet on him.
Carrasco is a streamer
I have 6 SP going tonight and need to know who to start:
S. Alcantara (MIA) @ home vs. NYM
M. Gore (SD) @ home vs. PHI
L. Severino (NYY) @ home vs. HOU
J. Urias (LAD) @ ATL
J. Verlander (HOU) @ NYY
J. Springs @ home vs. PIT
All of them
thanks as always
Justin Turner just got dropped in my 12 team H2h league with OBP.
I’ve got Ezequiel Duran and Urshela manning my 3rd base right now.
Drop Duran or Urshela for JT? I’m leaning toward Duran. Not sure if age has caught up to JT at this point and he will continue to disappoint ROS. The Dodger lineup is enticing though.
H2H – ROS. Rutschmann or Christian Vazquez?
Happy National Take Your Dog to Work Day…and speaking of dogs…Alex Wood. Thank god that wood was riding the pine for me yesterday!
I know above you said the answer to any Wood question is “no”, but there’s not a whole lot of SP options on my wire (today: Greinke v. OAK, Garcia @ ARI). You dropping Wood for anyone or holding to see if there’s a way he can possibly right the ship?
Hahaha, I take my dog to work every day…those are not great options…
Short rant: anyone else ever have those weeks where everything just goes wrong all at once?
Have Musgrove, Wheeler, Berrios, and Strider. Coming into this week? I think anyone would have felt good about that.
This week? All 4 of them have blasted off to the moon during their starts. Meanwhile my opponent is streaming Jose Quintana and Tyler Wells to success against me.
You that’s bad luck, but I am concerned about Musgrove
Who would you rather have next year
Gorman or Tork? keeper
Tork, but hard to say
Olivares fresh of the IL you like him or Josh Lowe more?
For your troubles I will leave with a Soprano quote every time I post . They may not be the most famous but they hold a place in my little cannoli shaped heart.
“Take it easy, We’re not making a Western here!”
Junior Corrado Soprano
Hahaha nice! Lowe
Can’t wait for Willie Calhoun and Darin Ruf to eliminate the Dodgers in the postseason.
Catcher question…currently have Varsho as my C in 10-team league with OBP instead of batting average. Varsho has been dreadful for over a month (.225 OBP). Would you drop him for Rutschman or Melendez at this point or would you wait it out? Thanks you very much!
Keeper league, who would you rather have in a vacuum, Devers or Yordan?
Also Giolito got dropped…what percentage of FAAB would you spend to get him?
Thanks! Love these daily writeups.
Yordan, close tho…meh, maybe 5%
With Salvy going on the IL this afternoon, which catcher do you think I should prioritize Grey:
Vasquez, Murphy, Heim, Garver, Bethancourt, or Alfaro ?
You mentioned Wood and his peripherals, what about Cobb? Cobb is doing worse than Wood and has better peripherals. I’ve kept Cobb on my team up to this point although I sat him for his last turn since he didn’t have a rehab start.
My era & whip improved while cobb was on the IL since he didn’t drag down by numbers. Part of me says that he has to do better but the other part is saying addition by subtraction. Thanks
Cobb looks like a buy low, he looks great outside of ERA…tho that doesn’t do much for you if you have him
Grey – I enjoy many of your write ups but the “shine box” bit really brought a smile to my face. F-ing Brilliant.
Grey, who do you like more ROS:
Schwarber or Jared Walsh ?
Walsh, prolly close
Hey Grey, ROS Ranger or Singer?
How much you buying Civale for in a 12 team H2H pts daily league, dynasty?
IP, Ks, -BB, -Hits, -HR
Have Burnes, McLanahan, Freddy P, Ray, Lynn, Cortes, Mikolas, Gonsolin, Roansy, Plesac, Kilian
$1 min bid (40 players, use 9 weekly starts)
$1? Not much…He’s a 5th starter
Gotcha thanks! What about paying $3 for Berti and dropping $3 Yandy Diaz, a 12 team H2H daily pts dynasty, or do you think Berti will be platooning soon? Yandy Morel and Flores options at 3B right now. Scores -AB, +Hits, +XBH, +HR, +BB, +SB, -CS
That works for me — Berti won’t platoon any more or less than Yandy
interestingly this is the first time berti’s been both healthy and not benched often in some time. and from his attempted steals rate it also appears the first time (maybe ever, but easily in years) he’s not worried about losing playing time from getting caught (which he is, often)
Hey again Grey!
My Batters: Sanchez, Olson, Duran, J-Ram, Story, Kirilloff, Grsham, Acuna, Renfore, Ward, Voit, Pena(IL), Albies(IL), Eloy(IL).
12 man 45×5 h2h OBP.
T.Ward or Berti
T.ward or Oneil Cruz
Ward, but Berti if you need SBs
Ward, but close
10-Team 9-Keeper H2H
Traded Robbie Ray + Wheeler for Freeman in early May hedging on Regression, whoops.
Bats stacked, but suffer from SP PTSD after 15 yrs of my 40-100 range arms wilting in our H2H playoffs.
SP: Morton, Cortes, Baz, JoMo, Manaea, Kirby, Ryan, Sandoval.
FA: Wacha, Lynn
OF: Trout, Robert, Teoscar, Julio (Util), Greene (BN), Eloy (IL)
A: Drop SP or Riley Greene for Wacha or Lynn?
B: Trade Teoscar for Top 30 SP?
A. Riley for Wacha
Start or Sit?
Dunning $-0.3 v WAS (Espino)
Start or Sit?
Quantrill $-6.6 v Bos (Pivetta)
Really appreciate your help.
Thanks as always.
Start and Start
Is Monoah + Vaughan for Freeman + Tanner Scot an insulting offer? I was countered with India, D Robertson, T Scott, Giles for my Vaughan, Manoah, Baz, Shane Mc.
Freeman deal is not insulting that other one tho…
ROS, Trevor Rogers or Eric Lauer? both have been pretty poopy.
Is offering T.Ward for Berti too much?
12 man h2h 5×5 OBP
Thanks my man!
Not too much if you need SBs
My Batters: Sanchez, Olson, Duran, J-Ram, Story, Kirilloff, Grsham, Acuna, Renfore, Ward, Voit, Pena(IL), Albies(IL), Eloy(IL).
With that line up would you rather Ward or Berti?
Can you write Lars Nootbaar into your column every day, even if just the name with no comments?
Reading the words Lars Nootbaar makes me happy for some unknown reason.
2 NA spots and eyeing Calhoun to place there while playing time gets sorted out. Who’s a better ROS stash play. Calhoun, adell, or Vinnie p?
Vinnie, I hope…Prolly Calhoun
Do I dare start MacKensie “Al Gore inventor of the internet” today verse the Phils?
Still trying to recover from his last two turds.
Yeah, I’m starting him
Didn’t the Internet Gore say Florida and NYC would be under water by now.
Vaughn or Teoscar ROS?
My (h2h categories 10 team league) team has some extra offense and I’m curious if you’d make a lineup changes given those available, here’s my lineup and then ill go over those available-
C: Alejandro Kirk
1b: Pete Alonso
2b: Tommy Edman
3b: Manny Machado (DTD)
Ss: Bo Bichett
2b/Ss: Oneil Cruz
1b/3b: Jake Cronenworth
Of: Luis Robert (DTD), Adolis Garcia, Julio Rodriguez, Riley Greene.
Bench: Randy Arozarena, Whit Merrifield
IL: Mitch Haniger
Sp: Jose Berrios, Tarik Skubal, Framber Valdez, Tyler Mahl, Cristian Javier, Andrew Heaney, Shane Baz, Joe Ryan.
Rp: Emmanuel Clase, Camilo Doval, David Bednar
Available: Eric Laur, Tanner Houck, George Kirby, Jhoan Duran, Jon Gray, Isaac Paredes, Hunter Dozier, Luis Guillermo, Gio Urshela, Patrick Wisdom, Luis Urias, Santiago Espinal, Alec Bohm, Jake Burger, Bobby Dalbec.
1. Would you play anyone on my bench over anyone in my lineup?
2. I mainly listed 3b for hitters because I currently have no backup 3rd basemen to machado, and depending on how long hes out for it might be better to lose someone for a part time 3b replacement, or i could wait it out and hold onto Greene or whoever my worst player is currently. What do you think about this predicament?
3. I could also add a pitcher or reliever, i listed a few, let me know any moves you’d consider making (if any)
Thanks Grey! You’ve helped a lot this year as well as last year when i started reading Razzball
1. Randy over Riley until we see something 2. You can lose Whit for Espinal 3. Nah
Dear Grey, thoughts on this keeper trade. I am in win-now mode… I receive eloy jimenez, jd martinez and ketel marte for andrew vaughan and kebryan hayes. Not sure how else to hit you up, so here we are.
I’d take Eloy side
That Lars Nootbar piece made me laugh out loud. “Delightful.” Haha! You’ve got a way with words, my friend!
Could you compare Riley Greene to Jarren Duran and Alek Thomas specifically things like power and speed?
Riley Greene is a top 5 prospect, five tools…Duran could hit .220 and 10/30…Alek Thomas is 20/20/.270
which is the same ranking long term itch gave them, greene, thomas, duran.
You starting Pivetta or Kopech anywhere today ? Guardians and Orioles can be fickle .
Oh, and thanks for the tip on starting Framber but benching Taillon! I had no choice to start Taillon in a second chance league, but my ratios were saved thanks to you !
No idea who they’re facing
Pivetta @ CLE while Kopech gets Orioles at home
Sounds like decent matchups, I’d start them
My man !
Enjoy your weekend Grey, hoping JV winds back the clock tonight and throws a complete game in the Bronx
That would be fun! You too!
It is fun when your best laid plans blow up cuz your WW pickup is crushing it. Grabbed Baez to fill in with Polanco and Wander out thinking I would drop him tomorrow. Too hot to drop. Trade? Anyway, here is the squad with WW and questions. Context: In first place (somehow, not sure this is a championship team yet) but the leader board is tight. 12 teamer, h2h.
C- open. Should fill by Monday
CI- Freeman, Eugenio, Walsh
MI- Wander, Lindor, Baez
OF- (play 5) Acuna, Robert, Julio, Happ, Pham
Util- Tellez or Torres depending on match ups, platoons
SP- Montas, McClanhan, Cease, Kershaw, L Garcia, Berrios, Taillon, Kirby
RP- Hader, E Diaz, Scott
WW: Wisdom, J Duran, L Urias, Vazquez, Ruiz, Alfaro, MJ
1. Which catcher do you prefer?
2. Not a big fan of either Eugenio or Tellez but they have given me some power. Anyone on this weak WW list you would swap? (Will try to trade Tellez first but unsure of the market)
3. One owner has both Salvador and Stephenson so he could be a good trade partner. Tellez for Tyler work for you?
4. General thoughts on the team? Areas to focus on?
IL- Polanco – so I will have a log jam at MI soon enuf (I hope)
MJ 2. No 3. Sure 4 Looks strong, like a 1st place team…
really could use your help!
would you waive Brand Rodgers to get Cincinnati’s Kyle Farmer or SF’s Wilmer Flores?
would you waive Chicago’s Christopher Morel to get Wilmer Flores or Cinn’s Kyle Farmer?
No on both
If Berti hit .285 with 60 SBs where does he rank in 2023? Thanks
Around where Mondesi was this year
Good morning Grey the White! Thanks as always for a good read in the morning. The A’s 9th laughable in giving up the Montas’ lead! No hits, no RBI’s. Just walks and wild pitches. And Montas did not look happy. He’s probably asking for a trade more than we are!
I’m in 3rd in a 12 team roto dynasty. Needing some power and counting stats. Been offered JD Martinez for 2 of my prospects (Jhonkensy Noel/Kevin Alcantara). I feel I can replace them as long I keep following The Itch and it’s not a real deep minor roster (12). Trade Analyzer suggests JD is good for 50-14-52-.269 ROS. You think he’s good for that? If so, I think I’m gonna pull the trigger. Or are you down on JD for ROS….in a bad way down?
JD seems fine this year, I’d take him
Need to cut one hitter.
14 team H2H, keep 6 forever
R, HR, RBI, NetSB, OBP, SLG
i was leaning to starting Boston’s Nick Pivetta on the road at Cleveland. what are your thoughts?
thanks for all your hard work!
I’m in a 16 team head to head league and I’ve got Bohm at 3B. The best options on the wire are Espinal, Paredes & Urshella. Would you drop Bohm for any of them?
Thanks Grey, have a great weekend!
Who would you start today in the [email protected] game?
Marquez or Bundy?
Dansby has been unbelievable for me and I’m wondering if I can expect top 5 SS numbers from here on? Right now he’s a top 3 SS.
Top 5 seems doable
Help me understand the Berti “Rajai Davis” reference. Is that because Rajai had a late resurgence in his career or was it just a reference about speed?
I have Wander coming back this coming weekend and will need to drop either Berti or India. Yeah, I know India is really good and will come around, but he has shown very little sign of life to this point and frankly if I drop him I don’t think anyone else will pick him up in my 10 team H2H. Right now Berti is single handedly winning SB’s for me, and he’s helping in BA too. Is it just stupid to drop India and hold onto Berti while he’s so hot?
Yes on Rajai
You can’t drop Berti right now
rajai was the king of sagnof, cheap speed. rajai was useful for this even during some seasons when he wasn’t even a starter, but you knew his steals were sooo likely it didn’t matter.
Thoughts on Giolito? Buy low candidate? Would you trade any of the following for him?
Garcia (Hou SP)
I’d trade Strider, Taillon, Mikolas or Kirby for him, that order
13 team dynasty 5×5 thinking of offering Tony G. Riley Greene…Tony a sell high?
Tony G for Riley
Works for me
Standard 5×5 14 team keeper. Bichette(2 more years) and Luis Gonzales or Oneill Cruz(4 years) and Tim Anderson(2 years).
I’m in a keeper, do I give up on mondesi? Just tired….. But d don’t want to overreact. My SS position is unsettled.
Senzel swings great for 2 week, gets hurt for 2 weeks, sucks for 2 weeks more, swings well………. Rinse repeat.
This weekend I’m looking to see what Parades does
Ranger Suarez is pitching mediocre enough, glass half full, where I cannot outright drop him. That muthafu….%er.
He’s frustrating. Even his statcast is maddening.
Relax…is the theme of the day…All the great advice from Grey can’t help you when your entire team goes o-for the day and Mr Wright allows 11 baserunners…Must learn to trust!…Keep the info coming great one. I will be reading. In Grey we trust…A well trusted person is worth thousand friends.
Haha, yup! Thanks!
I was very surprised at how well Framber pitched last night after the first inning. Heading in, I thought it was going to be one of those games where he gets blown up, but the overall line impressed me.
or Doval for A Ashby
Is it time to drop K Wright, or just watch his next start? Few available SP are Carrasco, Javier, Morton, Suarez. Also Wainwright is available in a deal.
Thank you, enjoy the weekend.
Hold, you too
Thank you. Next time you are back East in E-Town I owe you lunch.
Good morning Grey
21 team standard 5&5
Wood for Giles ros which do you prefer
Pts dynasty. Trade ketel and m Harris for l Gilbert? There’s a lot of non-red on his savant. He scares me a bit. You?
It’s a 12 teamer. I’m heavy on hitters. Doing 2 for 1 is going to open up a much needed spot up for me. These two are depth more than anything. I just don’t wanna pick up an overachiever where I look back at the non-red and should’ve known better.
Good morning Grey,
I’m part of a AL-Only 11 team roto 5×5 league, that allows 8-keepers, hence there is some definite price inflation on players ($260 budget).
Sadly, almost immediately after the season started, half my team got injured and the other half decided to crap out performance- Franimal, Merrifield, etc. so rather trying to claw back I decided to dump; more sadly, there fundamentally weren’t many willi g trade oartners. The result was a collection of risky, but well-priced prospects and high potential raffle tickets.
Question: As of today, which 8 players would you “keep” for 2023?
We’re not even in July yet…
Your Zach Plesac “what’s up, cats and dogs?” bit is one of my favorites. It’s perfectly absurd and it’s now how I imagine he actually speaks.
Tried just embedding the animated gif, but had trouble with the code. Sigh
Sigh, I got to see its gloriousness anyway
based on his goofy way of speaking/living, seen since that one time him and clevinger went out partying and got banned from CLE for like a month during corona rules time when players weren’t allowed to go out and party in clubs.
10 tm h2h pts for ROS
1) Jon Grey, K.Wright or R.Stripling
2) thoughts on Paredes and Gorman, either worth rostering at 2nd, at least until a certain Red gets rolling?
Always big THANKS!!
*Have a great weekend!!
Wright 2. Gorman — you too!
a. Sorry back to business today. Yesterday was in the dumps.
b. Berti, here, Berti, there, Berti, everywhere! He’s so good and I’m sooooo lucky to have him. Thank you whoever allowed me to have him – all of y’all.
c. So Lenyn is like the WhiteSox version of (Texas’) Zeke Duran or? Looks like Lenyn has more PT with Mendick down, right? I’m all over Lenyn though I’m more of a Trotskyist if you must know.
d. Have a nice weekend!
e. George Carlin quote of the day for June 24, 2022
‘Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.’
A. Hope you’re well! B. Ha, yup C. Ha, yup D. You too! E. Ha
a. Hope the weather is nice where you are. Hope you can get away somewhere special that’s not too expensive. My wife’s always looking for good value for cheaper prices so you can enjoy it twice.
b. I was looking at Corbin as a streamer for his next 2 starts ONLY. I get it that the Nats are pot committed (to use a poker term) with him and they will get something for their investment. SON says like 10.2$ (so positive and a chance for a W) for 2 at home against PIT and not sure of the value at home against MIA but also positive (maybe 7.8). Thoughts? SON maybe didn’t know the impact Cruz could/would have? Your thoughts.
A. It’s very hot, thanks! B. I wouldn’t start Corbin anywhere
Last Thursday AJ Puk beaned Devers at Fenway. Puk was immediately taken out. Walked back to the dugout to loud boos from the Fenway crowd. And now this Thursday he lets 2 score on 2 separate wild pitches in the 9th at home. Damn. Where does he go from here lol.
Whoa…second?! Not too bad and 1st time EVER!! Good article as always, Grey!!
Haha, good to see you!
That was actually Berti’s 20, 21st Steals of the Season ;) this is the Berti we were high on in 2020. The prototypical leadoff man. This is what Lou Brown told Willie Mays Hays as a Leadoff man what to do, get on base.