I wonder if Freddie Freeman has Fletch-like dreams where he pictures himself with a huge afro and his name is Freddie World B. Freeman.  “He’s actually 6-5, with the afro, 6-9.  Pretty good hands, loves to hit ones deep.  His club is behind by three, and World B. Freeman drains a three-run homer!  Wow, was that some kind of hit.  You know this kid from the gritty streets of Orange County, California sure can play.”  By the way, gritty in Orange County refers to a Sonic Drive-In that has a B grade from the Health Department.  So, yesterday, Freeman put up those stats that I told you to pay a 2nd round price for — 4-for-5, 3 runs, and a double slam (1, 2) and legs (1), hitting .346 on the year.  I was truly perplexed how low I saw some people ranking Freeman in the preseason.  If anything, I think a stronger case could’ve been made to have Freeman ranked above Miggy, who was a consensus top 12 pick everywhere.  Guess Freeman could use the name Mr. Under-ranked when he sneaks into country clubs to visit Dansby Swanson (1-for-5, 1st homer, hitting .179).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

PSYCHE!  Before we get to the roundup, just wanted to announce that all Player Raters are now running with rest of the season stats, and all player pages now have injury news at the top of their pages.  Click a player’s name, say Ian Desmond, and you’ll see it.  I have faith in you!  Anyway II, the roundup:

Julio Teheran – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.00 vs. Gerrit Cole 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.55 – This matchup was of one pitcher you expect to be worse than he always is, and one pitcher you expect to be better than he always is, and the pitcher who is always better was better, and the pitcher who’s always worse was just that.  Sometimes, the dress is blue and gold and looks blue and gold.

Starling Marte – 4-f0r-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, a game-winner.  He hit for the fake news cycle — three singles and a home run.

Collin McHugh – Shut down for six weeks with a posterior impingement of his elbow.  WebMD defines a posterior impingement of an elbow as getting your elbow stuck in your rear.  Gives a whole new meaning to elbow grease!

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.64.  Got the tough-luck no decision though, because Luke Gregerson gave up six runs in a third of an inning, which had fantasy owners wishing they didn’t grab Gregerson just so they could imitate Darth Vader with, “Luke, you are my waiver fodder.”  Being a nerd gets you in trouble, that’s rule one.

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  I’m crushing so hard on McCullers I’m buying a Trapper Keeper just to write “Grey McCullers” all over it to see what our married name would look like.

George Springer – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 4th homer.  Between him and Marwin Gonzalez ( 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and 3rd homer), the Astros have been able to buoy themselves with Bregman (0-for-5, hitting .167) and Altuve (2-for-5, 1st steal, hitting .200) struggling early.  They’re getting Marwin pardons.

Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  Two starts, two sparkles.  I’m about to apply a unicorn sticker to my computer where Duffy’s name is.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-5 and his 3rd homer.  Moistasskiss!

Salvador Perez – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer, which was his 4th HR in 4 games.  He’ll cool off at some point, but I’ll give Perez this, he’s like the Doc Martens of catchers.  Not always pretty, but they are durable.

Nate Karns – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 7.11.  I prefer Kwik-E-Mart.

Aaron Sanchez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks in Tampa.  Aaron Sanchez opened the basket, saw a Ray, tofu and sofrito, and made a dish he called Rays so-FU’d.

Chris Archer – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.45.  Archer tries to take from the rich teams and give back to his poor team, but he just returns with no decisions.

Marco Estrada – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.73 vs. Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  This game was billed as Ponch vs. Not Poached, but Ponch was the one who had his goose eggs broken.

Josh Donaldson – Hit his 2nd homer, but left the game with a problem with his calf that bothered him all spring.  I ranked him lower than most, and I wasn’t about to draft him, but I should’ve ranked him even lower and wrote a schmohawk post for him.  I blame no one but myself.  Actually, I blame you, but pretend to blame myself.  As I said all preseason, the Jays are not going to be good this year and Donaldson is about to come back to earth.  He says he can return on Tuesday, but we’ll see.

Jesus Sucre – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Sweet Jesus!

Steven Souza – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .417.  On one of my teams that is doing slightly, insanely, adverbly well so far, I’ve been playing the sweet tunes of Souza all season.

Corey Dickerson – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .360.  He was in Friday’s Buy, prior to that he was mentioned as a hot schmotato, and now he’s moving towards, “How do you not own him yet?” territory.

Ervin Santana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.69.  Apparently, someone’s in the business of teaching me a lesson for not ranking them.  Lesson learned, class dismissed at University of California at Ervin.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Could he help Buxton (0-for-4, hitting .077)?  Because right now Buxton’s not swinging it, he’s winging it.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .389.  Hot schmotato alert!

Cam Bedrosian – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday.  The Sciosciapath said Bedrosian wouldn’t be limited to pitching the ninth and used in high leverage situations in the 7th and 8th.  He added, “Your fantasy teams can suck it!”  Then danced around flapping his arms.  I own Andrew Bailey in one league for the occasional save.

Matt Shoemaker – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.71.  The Cobbler got eaten alive.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Not bad for the 9th round!  Wait, that was last year, I don’t own him this year.  Carry on.

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games.  Mitch don’t kill my vibe!  Not like, “Hey, Mitch, don’t kill my vibe,” but more like I’m talking to a third person and telling them that Mitch is good and keeps my vibe going.  Perhaps I should say, Mitch does not kill my vibe.

Edwin Diaz – 2/3 IP, 3 ER to cap off a 7-run ninth loss.  That was epic in the bad way.  Like taking four hours to illegally download The Avengers, only to realize at the end you’ve downloaded a Ralph Fiennes/Uma Thurman movie.

Hisashi Iwakuma – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (3 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Hisashi my dashi — slurp SLURP!  If you can pull it off, I’d do an early season sell on Iwakuma with his six walks to four Ks thru two games.

Gary Sanchez – Hit the 10-day DL with a biceps strain.  True story, I mumbled something about Gary Sanchez being out, and Cougs was like, “I didn’t know your agent got your script to Will Ferrell.”  And I was like, “Men are from Mars yadda and all, but what are you talking about, woman?”  Then she reminded me Gary Sanchez Productions is Will Ferrell’s company.  Ah, Cougs, Ted and I had a good laugh over some fro-yo.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .211.  The pitch screamed out of the park, “…jury and executioner…”  Was hard to make out the first part.

Kevin Gausman – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.40.  In, like, your 4th professional season, you can’t be having blow ups like you’re a rookie.

Wade Miley – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (7 BBs!), 5 Ks.  Who ordered the Official Wade Miley Range Model Air Rifle BB Gun?

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He gave up four runs three times last year, and his April ERA was 3.91 in 2016, so there might be some sweet ‘buying low’ action in a couple of weeks.

Robert Gsellman – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks.  As of right now, we hear all of Gsellman’s elbow tendons are still intact.  I repeat, still intact.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st home run.  Took him a week to get a start and a homer.  I say it takes him about three weeks to have the job full-time and about six weeks to be on all mixed league teams.

Adeiny Hechavarria – Hit the DL with a strained oblique.  What’s more oblique, the Marlins called up a Riddle?  J.T. Riddle, that is.  Though, Miguel Rojas will become the everyday starter and is as questionable as Riddle, though more literally than figuratively.

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks.  He was in my Friday Buy, and the Stream-o-Nator turned his lonely eyes to him.

Stephen Piscotty – Out after banging his knee, which happened the game he returned from being out for banging his head three times in one inning.  Piscotty is quickly turning into the “Merely a flesh wound” guy.

Bronson Arroyo – 4 IP, 6 ER.  This start was appropriately enough against the Cardinals since starting Arroyo is its own form of a Hail Mary.

Adam Duvall – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .348.  I got the sense in the preseason no one wanted back in on Duvall, though he seems like a younger Trumbo, who is a younger Encarnacion.  The Russian nesting dolls of power.

Kendall Graveman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners (1 BB), 5 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  I ignored Graveman so much coming out of the preseason, I didn’t even mention him in my roundup after his first start.  If you haven’t noticed, I skip starters that don’t matter for fantasy, unless they did something of note (Guthrie), or starters are skipped if they’re so good they’re owned everywhere and had no value change (Kershaw).  The ones that we should be focusing on are the starters that are unownable and getting better.  With that said, Graveman should’ve been mentioned after his first start, and should be owned in all leagues.  For whatever reason, Graveman went from being a weak contact, 5+ K/9 guy to one now throwing a 95-MPH sinker that can induce grounders and a 8+ K/9.  I just gulped.  He suddenly has Cy Young Keuchel-type possibility.

Sean Manaea – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks.  Someone’s been hanging out with Robbie Ray and Pineda!

Joey Gallo – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  He’s going to get sent down or to the bench any day now for Beltre, which is criminal, like chewing gum in Taiwan.  *someone on the streets of Taiwan opens their trench coat*  “Psst, you want some Bubblicious?”

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  Blackmon hit that homer off Maeda, and you know someone was watching this game back in Japan thoroughly confused why the announcer was calling the hitter Blackmon.

Zack Greinke – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks.  I’m sure JB will talk about Greinke on our next podcast, and I’m sure I will dismiss him with something like, “Yeah.  Okay.  Cool.”  That sounds like a podcast I need to tune into if I were you!

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.80.  It would be my luck that I was all-in on this guy last year, and now this year he puts it together.  I’m not picking him up in mixed leagues yet, but I am eyeing him like a cyclops with a monocle.

Chris Owings – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (1) and a double legs (3, 4), hitting .360.  Feels like the type of guy who you love in NL-Only leagues, but doesn’t stop you from looking at the newest shiny toy on waivers in mixed leagues.

Melvin Upton Jr. – Signed a minor league deal with the Giants.  Too bad he no longer goes by his nickname.  That would’ve been a hit in San Fran.

Wil Myers – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and Yangervis Solarte (3-for-4, 2nd homer) helped the Padres to a close loss, which is a small victory!

Jordan Zimmermann – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks.  Luckily he went against a Sawx team that was fighting the flu like a drunk chimney sweep.

Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .263.  Is this the worst name change since Kendry added an S?  Did Castellanos’ mom yell at him this offseason that his great-grandfather, who he was named after, hated the name Nick?  Did he get met by some Mexican women in an alley and they insisted he add ‘cholas’ to his name?  I got questions, y’all!

Daniel Norris – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks. I like how the first suggestion in Google for this guy is “Daniel Norris van.”  There should be a Daniel Norris VanGraphs.  Could have Heatmaps about where in the van is the hottest during winter months, Plate Discipline about what he can’t eat because he doesn’t have a fully-functioning kitchen, and Spray Charts to show what the random stains around his van are.  As for Norris’ start, his velocity was fine, but his command was shaky.  I’d give him another start.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks.  Ed-Rod was hurt by homers from Iglesias and McCann, i.e. church and almost Arizona state.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 3 ER, 12 baserunners (11 hits), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  The funniest (not funny) is accusing Prospector Ralph of liking the Sawx, which is his favorite team, then asking him if he likes Porcello.  He’ll be like, “I don’t like the Red Sox any better than any other team for fantasy, but Porcello is gonna be a mahnster.  Go Sawx!”

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Headed for an MRI as he deals with a hyperextended knee.  He says he can play through it, though he would like his right cleats about a quarter of an inch longer so he’s not walking like a penguin.

Hanley Ramirez – Out until at least Tuesday with the flu.  The flu bug that’s going around the Red Sox clubhouse is like the chicken pox episode of The Brady Bunch.  No one is safe!  And Brock Holt is totally Alice.

Sandy Leon – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .438.  Cousin Oliver!

Jake Arrieta – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.08.  All I’ll say is he was great until June last year too, throwing no-hitters and shizz.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .231.  I know it’s against the sports website law to say multiple negative things about the Cubs, and never second-guess Joe Maddon, but why is Schwarber batting leadoff?  Are we living in a time now that historians will look back on as the era when guys who shouldn’t be hitting leadoff hit leadoff?  Is Michael Lewis writing a book?

Domingo Santana – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer.  Well, we know he can hit on Sundays.  Got six more days to prove out.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 2 Ks, but left Sunday’s game with a forearm cramp.  No need to cue Eddie Vedder yet for a, “Jeremy’s broken….”

Jeanmar Gomez – 1 IP, 3 ER, though not even the sphinctory can help this FEMA.  For a while last year, he was the best closer who sounded vaguely like a Swedish auteur.  This year, he looks like what his name translates literally into, Levi’s in the ocean.  You know when you get jeans wet?  That’s how comfortable Jeanmar has looked in the closer role all year.  I’d own Hector Neris in every league, and I’d even back him up with Joaquin Benoit and Pat Neshek.  There’s no way Jeanmar gets another opportunity.

Joe NathanNationals re-signed him to a minors deal.  Considering Dusty’s throwing every reliever every day, shortly they’re gonna have nothing left but lips and ass, which made Nathan’s famous.

Trea Turner – Likely out a few days with a hamstring pull.  Dusty said, “I don’t think he pulled it too badly.”  Hopefully Dusty doctors better than he manages.

Jeremy Guthrie – 2/3 IP, 10 ER, the Saturday start that happened on his birthday.  If you’re going to drop a ten-spot that quickly on your birthday, it should at least involve some exotic dancing.

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LenFuego
LenFuego
5 years ago

With respect to Ervin Santana, IHTSITYS, BITYS. I tried to get you to put him in your rankings, but you just wouldn’t listen. Tsk tsk tsk. :-)

Agentmoose71
Agentmoose71
5 years ago

I drafted treinen and Watson as closers. Holland is still available. Is he worth adding over one of mine? I’m the absolute worst at picking closers. Thanks for the help.

Kevin Jackson
Kevin Jackson
5 years ago

Mr. Grey,
I’m in a net saves and holds league. Would you lose Dyson, Siegrist, Kintzler, or Ottavino to add Benoit? Thanks as always for the help and insight.

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

does someone need to go tell Story to wake up?

juice
juice
5 years ago

is camilla or doolittle the pickup?

juice
juice
5 years ago

is camilla the pickup or doolittle

juice
juice
5 years ago

haniger/franco/grichuk pick two

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
5 years ago

Finnegan with a clunker. Thankfully only 1 ER, but 5-1 walk to ks and only lasted 2 IP with 69 pitches. Very disappointing.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  letsgobravos
5 years ago

@letsgobravos: Check that, 4 Ks* That helps a little. Crossed him up looking at someone else’s line in the box score.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  letsgobravos
5 years ago

@letsgobravos: lol the game of walks between Finnegan and Glasnow

740
740
5 years ago

wus goody Grey,

10team h2h cats.

pick two Haniger, Dickerson, Avisail, Souza, Beltran

Eickhoff over Graveman?

thank u. peace!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

Buuuuuuuce!… ×2

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: trade value boosted!

Huddy
Huddy
5 years ago

Trying to scoop up some waivers after missed draft. Limits to transactions (35 to go)
Vogt
Miggy
Odor
Bregman
Tim Anderson
Pollock
McCutchen
Cain
Mazara
Haniger
Owings
Thames
Drop any for Carlos Gomez Judge, Broxton, hold for now?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Huddy
5 years ago

@Huddy: I’d Hold

TheRealAdamKing
TheRealAdamKing
5 years ago

IS it time to dump Buxton in redraft leagues? Asking for a friend… who looks suspiciously a lot like me…

TheRealAdamKing
TheRealAdamKing
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: was looking at Conforto

hondo
hondo
5 years ago

Springer/Reynolds or D.Murphy/J.Villar?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Boss.I don’t know what stats some of these online trade analyzers use,but the disparity is huge.
One was so head scratchingly strong on the Reynolds side I had to go to a higher authority and ask you.

Glory DAze
Glory DAze
5 years ago

hey Grey I need a replacement for Turner
Looking at
Panik, Lowrie, Marwin Gonzalez, Andrelton Simmins,Kendrick
Thanks Grey

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Grey,

Need help 12 team league category for holds and a category for saves.

Which of the following is left out on your team: Giles, Will Harris, Neris, Benoit, Gregorson, Benoit

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
5 years ago

@Brett: Grr I meant who’s left out of: Giles, Harris, Neris, Benoit, Bush, Gregorson

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
5 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto

Who to fill in for Segura? Semien, Saladino, Owings, Galvis

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
5 years ago

Drop Degrom for Pineda?

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
5 years ago

Sorry AJ Ramos or Greg Holland

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
5 years ago

ROY Ramos or Holland?

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: ROY Pedro or Matt?

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

SON got the Glasnow call wrong, he looks lost. It’s a Jimmy Vaughn start, he’s walked 2 runs in already. 36 pitches, 1 out, Le Blanc warming in the first!

PNW
PNW
5 years ago

JBJ for trea turner? trea all day right?

PNW
PNW
5 years ago

so i dropped pineda and he has since been picked up in my league… ouch

would you buy him back? with say….

nelson cruz/ taijuan walker for pineda/polanco?

thnks

PNW
PNW
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks…. would you be buying pineda back in general? i have a love/hate with the guy… really hating the fact i didn’t have him today

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H (Max Acquisitions per Week: 6)
Scoring:
Batters: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
Pitchers: W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(1) C: Martin
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Semien
(1) 3B: Rendon
(3) OF: Harper, Springer, Bradley Jr.
(2) UT: Abreu, H. Ramirez
Bench: Longoria

(1) DL: Rodon

(3) SP: Carrasco, Duffy, McCullers
(2) RP: Bedrosian, Johnson
(4) P: Betances, Lackey, Gausman, Walker
Bench: (J. Gray, Ray, Gravemen, Finnegan, Nova)

Available SPs: Hellickson, Hammel, J. Ross, Iwakuma, Pomeranz, Garcia, Lynn, Snell, Corbin
Available RPs: Kelley, Rodney, Grilli, Neris, Benoit, Neshek, Street

Available Bats: Drury, Castellanos, Thames, Broxton, Y. Escobar, Owings, Reynolds, Souza, Haniger, Solarte, Parra, Dickerson

Already used 1 of my 6 adds this week after dropping Hellickson for Gravemen per your advice earlier today (thanks) but now I’m hearing JBJ is DL bound and Benoit is the new closer in Philly so should I make some more moves add/drops here to help my going forward? Not used to an acquisition limit so not sure if I should prioritize streaming or injuries…

1) Was thinking of cutting Rodon and moving JBJ to the DL instead? Even with my bench bat, I still don’t have a 3rd OF with JBJ down.. so what’s my best move here?

2) Also is Benoit worth adding over anyone/using an add this week?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Well if I cut Rodon and then place JBJ on the DL, I’d still have to cut another player in order to pick up another eligible OF out of: Drury, Thames, Broxton, Owings, , Souza, Haniger, Parra, Dickerson?

If only I could make a 2 for 1 trade …

And I’d only play Benoit over one of my current relievers IF you think he’d be better than who I got?!

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ha no no Thames is one of the many bats available to be picked up …

Trying to decide if it’s worth cutting Rodon AND another player in order to place JBJ in my 3rd OF spot… Already hate having a bench bat but I’ve got two 3rd baseman in Rendon and Longoria and my UTIL guys are Hanley and Abreu …

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  ebudz
5 years ago

@ebudz: replace* JBJ (once I can DL him)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I need to replace* JBJ with one of Drury, Thames, Broxton, Owings, Souza, Haniger, Parra, Dickerson…

BUT in order to do that I’ll need to drop Rodon in order to use the DL spot for JBJ and ALSO I’ll need to drop another player because I don’t have enough free bench spots.. sorry for the confusion but here’s my team info again:

10 team Yahoo H2H (Max Acquisitions per Week: 6)
Scoring:
Batters: R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
Pitchers: W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(1) C: Martin
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Semien
(1) 3B: Rendon
(3) OF: Harper, Springer, ______?
(2) UT: Abreu, Longoria
Bench: H. Ramirez, Bradley Jr.

(1) DL: Rodon

(3) SP: Carrasco, Duffy, McCullers
(2) RP: Bedrosian, Johnson
(4) P: Betances, Lackey, Gausman, Walker
Bench: (J. Gray, Ray, Gravemen, Finnegan, Nova)

Available SPs: Hellickson, Hammel, J. Ross, Iwakuma, Pomeranz, Garcia, Lynn, Snell, Corbin
Available RPs: Kelley, Rodney, Grilli, Neris, Benoit, Neshek, Street

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Still gotta drop one more player… probably gonna be a pitcher eh?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Also better idea… which two of my guys should I package together in a trade for a good buy low target!?

Sorry for all the questions but I’m kinda stoned…

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

Which side in a 12-team H2H QS?

Bundy for Gsellman/Jim Johnson?

Also, are you going as gaga for Bundy as everyone else?

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

Yahoo H2H
Pitcher Scoring: W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

Totally not trying to jinx Paxton but my opponent’s got him pitching now and deGrom @PHI later to start the week while my Walker is on the hook for a loss… so should I still bench Finnegan @PIT (-18.7) tonight?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  ebudz
5 years ago

@ebudz: Disregard… haha I left him benched…

Lubey
Lubey
5 years ago

@Thee Almighty Grey

Yo dude! Pumped for another season of fantasy baseball! I just checked out your draft ranking because I have my draft tonight.

I was wondering if there are any players that specifically stick out to you that you like more or less now that the 1st week is over. Anyone that really jumps out that I should keep an eye on during the draft? Just finished reading your buy/sell from Friday.

Thanks as always brotha! And have a great season!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

I’m walking on High Cotton, the A’s pitching staff should not be forgotten.

jbb
jbb
5 years ago

With segura down need a shortstop but who do I drop
9×9 league
Have betances,melancon, neris, benoit,jansen,giles

Travis,rajai Davs,inicarte the drop is neris?

jbb
jbb
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I have 6 relivers spots need steals also drop travis? Or hold and go without Ss? neris better then betances?

The Audacity of Schoop
The Audacity of Schoop
5 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto

Who to fill in for JBJ? Kepler, Peralta, Souza, Grichuk or Leonys

The Audacity of Schoop
The Audacity of Schoop
Reply to  The Audacity of Schoop
5 years ago

Also Judge

Chicken Shack
Chicken Shack
5 years ago

Coach, Who you like from these options:
Garrett at Piratea
Ryu at Cubs
Volquez home vs Mets

Leaning the rookie

Rock D
Rock D
5 years ago

500. Pay that man.

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
5 years ago

Wilson or Jimenez good spec adds if you need saves? Would be dropping a bench bat or Gsellman. Hunting for saves is fun but frustrating at the same time, missed out on Benoit by an hour.

J-FOH
J-FOH
5 years ago

I saw Benoit got named closer a few hours ago. No way he’ll get 25 saves and get traded at the deadline… yeah that’s happening

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: wasn’t asking if you did but thanks for having such a large ego

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  J-FOH
5 years ago

@J-FOH: let’s get this one straight, you showed up to his post saying that and
1. didn’t expect nor want his input
2. and he’s got the large ego in this instance.

oky dokey.

jt
jt
5 years ago

Rank em nova,hammell, pineda,kennedy, gsellman?

jt
jt
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: team was mostly auto drafted do I take nova and pineda off waivers or the guy who will help me most this week?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
5 years ago

Paxton Morton redux. I am alone in my excitement, I would imagine.

Shoop Da Whoop
Shoop Da Whoop
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Morton’s throwing 94-97. Second start in a row against a team with a heavy lefty slant, and he’s getting through them. He’s always murdered righties, now it seems he’s moderately effective against lefties.

If we’re in on Graveman, we should be in on Morton, too.

Los Putos
Los Putos
5 years ago

Ender over DeSchizz or L Martin?

Los Putos
Los Putos
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thank you

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

I have room to add someone: C Owings, Zimmerman, Werth, C Hernandez, Shaw, Galvis, D Peralta, Tomas, Grichuk

Who do you like?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

Grey,

My team is becoming a M*A*S*H* unit. on the DL are Gary Sanchez, Sonny Gray, Trey Turner and now possibly Posey after getting hit in the noggin by a Taijuan Walker pitch. I need a replacement for turner. Do you have any suggestions on who I should go after? Any player regardless if they are available or not would be great.I know you don’t know who is on my waiver wire, but i need a few names to pick up.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Chris or Micah?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

cant find micah

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Have a few options: Jorge Polanco, Marwin Gonzalez, Ronald Torreyes,

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

really? I was thinking Polanco. He is a defensive liablility. Fielding Pct. counts here

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Grey
Go with who? polanco?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Grey,

chris is taken

true and correct
true and correct
5 years ago

Gray- Happy Passover. I’m playing in a single league (Ultimate) at NFBC. Playing against some of the best roto players anywhere. Players who were released yesterday (whom I’m even considering making bids on) are in order of preference: Inciarte,Smyly, Aguilar, Mesoraco.
My teams is as follows:
Grandal
Wolters
Rizzo
Murphy
Shaw
Diaz
K.Davis
Trumbo
O.Herrera
Schebler
Grandson
Andrus
Solarte
Dyson
Sale
Archer
Duffy
Nola
Cotton
Hammel
Iglesias
Rodney
Casilla (picked him up last night for Rondon for $34 ($10 more than I needed to)

Soler
Joyce
Cozart
Bauer
Corbin
Nolasco
Odorizzi

Thinking of putting a bid on Iglesias for Joyce, giving me more speed flexibility. Also Smyly for ? and Mesoraco for Wolters.
Any suggestions and is $100 for Inciarte about right (in your opinion) ?

Thanks in advance. Could be a very important season long play.

true and correct
true and correct
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks bro. I own Raisel Iglesias. Hoping Casilla can be my 3d closer. Would you drop Wolters for Mesoraco ? $7 sounds good. When is Mesoraco due back ?

true and correct
true and correct
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. Hope he plays. Spell check converted Inciarte to Iglesias. $100 bid for Inciarte/drop Joyce.

Blaster
Blaster
5 years ago

Casilla or Benoit?

hankp
hankp
5 years ago

Need two bats for UTIL slots in a 5×5. Who do you like this year from Asdrubal, Choo, Span, Panik? Thanks!

JO
JO
5 years ago

HEY grey I’m in a 12 team dynasty league 7×7 I was offered his trea turner for Addison Russel and Carlos Martinez my current 2b is schoop. WHAT do you think?

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
5 years ago

Thoughts on trying to acquire Turner?
A) K. Seager for Trea?
B) Villar for Trea?

jon
jon
Reply to  Mrs. Featherbottom
5 years ago

@Mrs. Featherbottom:

If you can get Trea for either one of those do it and run!

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Cool beans homeslice

Bosox
Bosox
5 years ago

Margot or piscotti?

Corey
Corey
5 years ago

Available Trea Turner replacements: Brad Miller, Zobrist, Baez, Schoop, Travis, Walker, Castro. Who do you like?

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

Need a fill in bat while Trea is out for me–UTIL spot, who would you rather have Judge, Marky Reynolds, Yunel, Solarte, Gallo, ZImmerman, or Parra?

Cram It
Cram It
5 years ago

Manager ruins another starter’s line. 3 ER through 7 for Cobb…Close to 100 pitches…first full season back…throw him out there for the 8th! Of course he’s going to let up more runs and not get through the inning. Why can’t managers foresee this?

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
5 years ago

Was offered Todd Frazier for Robbie Ray OR Fulmer in a keeper league. Which would you deal? Thanks!

David
David
5 years ago

Kepler a drop until we see more?

Sell on Pineda or hold after this?

Last but not least, d Travis, Saladino or peraza for my bench/2b rotation… I have all 3 right now. Saladino and peraza are nice due to their multiple position eligibility

JMoney
JMoney
5 years ago

What up Grey,

12 team 6×6 OPS, Schoop or Owings to hold down the MI spot? I know its early and Schoop has a history of slow starts, but figured I’d throw it out there.

Thanks man

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
5 years ago

Been watching the Yankees-Rays game. All of the stars are aligned for Pineda. Has his “A” stuff, perfect weather/grip, is getting the borderline calls. Command is as good as I’ve ever seen from him. Most importantly, he’s been getting ahead of just about every Rays hitter. He’s a completely different guy when pitching from ahead. Hitters can’t just ignore the slider and sit on his fastball when they’re in a hole. Still doesn’t have a third pitch though, and Rothschild practically sprinted out to the mound as soon as he gave up that first hit to Longo. Until he develops a third pitch, he’s still a matchup guy to me. Definitely a promising outing though.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Big Magoo
5 years ago

@Big Magoo:
The announcer said “no pine tar today”.
Pretty fucking douchey if you ask me.

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
5 years ago

16 team keeper league (keep 5). yahoo, roto, 5×5.

give- Marcell Ozuna
get- Kole Calhoun

I’m looking for someone to give me R and have RBI to offer.
is this good or should I look elsewhere/some else for runs?

MY TEAM
CA- Zunino. 1B- Pujols. 2B- Forsythe. 3B- Beltre. SS- Machado. IN- Holliday.
OF- Marte. OF- Trumbo. OF- Duvall. OF- Ozuna. UT- Duda.
BN- Jankowski, Owings, DeShields, MSmith, PAlvarez.
SP- Bumgarner. SP- Cole. RP- Familia. RP- Osuna.
P- JWilson. P- JJimenez. P- Bradley.
BN- Taillon, Nola, Nova, Davis, Severino, Miranda.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
5 years ago

Happy to see you are using “Sweet Jesus”

Sell hard Pineda owners….

Vrugg
5 years ago

Grey – Thames or Piscotty?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
5 years ago

Eugenio dropped in my 16er dynasty. Drop T Shaw for him?

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

10 team h2h redraft

Drop Kepler or Margot for Haniger, or hold?

thanks g money!

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Who’s the drop for him then? Kepler or Margot?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
5 years ago

Everyone been dumping Piñata…
Dudes perfect thru six today haha!!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  FrankGrimes
5 years ago

@FrankGrimes: He still sucks

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F:
Haha 1F of hate!
he is no Jeremy Guthrie
That’s for sure

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
5 years ago

Drop Kepler or Buxton for Castellanos?

Looking like I may need a 3B in case Donaldson spends any time out.

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Oh snap, Kendrick and Moustakas also available. Take either over Cast?

crenshaw07
crenshaw07
5 years ago

I guess we will all be wanting to pick Pineda back up again.

crenshaw07
crenshaw07
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: watch him no hit them.

Project Merkin
Project Merkin
5 years ago

Damnnnnnn Pineda looking good. Get him ready for the Buy column Friday. My merkin is floating in the wind. *jinx*

Project Merkin
Project Merkin
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Hahah your new subscription service just exposed Project Merkin’s real name. I think I need to speak to my employer.

Project Merkin
Project Merkin
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Nice. Will do. Love you + @rudygamble

Project Merkin
Project Merkin
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: The Merkin is back!

Thanks Grey and Rudy.

Project Merkin
Project Merkin
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Pineda looked good today. There should be a glossary term for a player you love, then hate immediately, but then love again.

jt
jt
5 years ago

Pineda, hammell, or nova?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  jt
5 years ago

@jt: Nova

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  jt
5 years ago

@jt:
Piñata!!!
Jump back on the wagon bruh.

tblue
tblue
5 years ago

Pick two franco, bird, tommy jo, Kepler, grichuk, Moreland, reynolds

John Schwind
John Schwind
5 years ago

What do you think about Joe Jimenez getting called up for DET? Since I bathe in SAGNOF butter and play in a deep 14 team league I’m always on the lookout. You think he’s closing by year end with K Rod there?

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

Add any of Brantley, Healy, Travis, Gallo, Reynolds, or Haniger over Rendon, Buxton, Schoop, or Tommy Joseph?

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
5 years ago

Grey!!

Nice write-up!!

a. Sorry late to the party! Had to write a recommendation for a colleague who was terminated after Trump’s EOs 1 and 2 limited the number of refugees accepted into the country. It’s just to qualify him to get on an other company’s roster which might enable him to get a job.

b. Arrived in Don Ameche earlier today! All is good, as you can see! Internet connection!

c. Thanks for the Haniger, Toles, and Margot.

d. John Rambo Quote of the day for April 10

[Change of scene, in town]
Sheriff: ‘Morning Amy! How are you doing, girls?’
Ladies on a bench [in unison]: ‘Great, thanks. Alright this morning?’
Police Officer: ‘Andy!’
Sheriff: ‘Howdy, Will! Good morning, Dave!’
Dave: ‘Hi, Sheriff!’
Sheriff: ‘Gonna take a bath this week?!’

Cheers,
Ante

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

Who do I drop to activate Osuna tomorrow?

Tommy Joseph, Kepler, Jarrod Dyson, Pineda, Folty, Shoemaker, Treinen, Neris

Geoff
5 years ago

My favorite is listening to hordes of lazy fantasy analysts obsess over Porcello’s BABIP, without actually trying to learn what he did differently. Then again, they’d actually have to watch baseball, or at the very least know what pitches he throws, and when.

The absolute best however, is when they talk a bout his GB% dropping, and then not realizing that’s actually what’s driving his improvement. What can I say, I’m a Porcello truther. I’m going to do a True Crime Podcast series on his improved sequencing.

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Do I want Pretty Ricky in an RCL? Hell to the no! But he’s the mad nuts in QS leagues. Even when he’s not at he best, he gets deep into games, and typically limits mistakes. Now allow me to explain his development.

His four seamer is a plus pitch, and he’s started to use it a lot more in two strike counts, and against lefthanders. He gets great spin on it, and has elevated the pitch more which is what’s driving his extreme jump in IFFB the last year +.

As for the aforementioned approach change to lefties, he’s throwing his 2-seamer more on the inside to lefties as well. Which has manifested itself in an extreme improvement in success vs. LHB. In fact the drop in his BABIP can be directly correlated to his approach changes to lefthanders, as the year over year drop was nearly 100 points.

Thank you, thank you. I’ll be back to teach Porcello 201 next semester.

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: I hope Delino never plays!

Geoff
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: They collide over and over again in my dreams.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
5 years ago

Great work Grey!

16 team H2H points league… redraft

Altuve and Fulmer for my Odor and Gausman? what do you think?

thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: who gets the better deal?

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

So before I asked if you like haniger or Dickerson over anyone on my roster. You said you liked Haniger. Who would you drop for him?

C: Weiters
1B: Goldy
2B: New World Odor
3B: Rendon
OF: Polanco, Benitendi, Rajai
Util: Carlos Santana, Jean Segura, Edwin Encarnacion
Bench: Kepler
DL: Tom Murphy
NA: Yoan Moncada

SP: Finnegan, Walker, Pineda, Archer, Kennedy, Odorizzi, Duffy, Snell, Pomeranz, Maeda
RP: Giles, Kimbrel, Ramos, Bedrosian
DL: Street
NA: De Leon

Thank you.

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

12-team keeper with QS/OBP.

Been offered Freeman (can’t be kept next year), Cespedes (can’t be kept), Porcello (17th round in 2018, 11th in 2019)

for my

Mookie (10th round in 2018).

Thoughts?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you, hope all is well!