Explain to me how you had to draft a top ten starter and Freddy Peralta (7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.77) wasn’t going to be good enough. Explain it to me like I’m a five-year-old. A well-read five-year-old, of course. Like I’ve read some of the classics, like that caterpillar turning into the butterfly book and the Berenstain Bears (eat that, Mandela Effect!). Explain how a guy with a 14+ K/9 and 2.92 FIP isn’t exactly what you want in every league and is worse than who? Who’s he worse than?! I’m all charged up because I ate some candy. I’ll calm down by the third blurb of the post. Explain to me how Freddy Peralta with an .130 xBA on all pitches, which is the top 1% in the league, and a top 5% in the league xSLG, and a top 3% strikeout rate in the league is not an ace? Explain how an expected ERA of 2.21 isn’t an ace. I’ll wait! (After the third blurb, I’m still running on sugar.) Explain how a guy with a .115 xBA on his fastball isn’t an ace. Explain it! Okay, I’m not even going to make it to the third blurb, I need a nap. Freddy Peralta is an ace, aside from his walks. If he can lower his walk rate, he’s a top five starter. Right now, he’s roughly a top 15 starter. Get on board or explain to me why not! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Corbin Burnes – Will return on Thursday. Happy Corbin Burnes Eve for those that celebrate.

Carlos Martinez – Hit the IL after he twisted his ankle. That’s what happens when your walk-up music is Twist & Shout.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .245. Au Shizz!

Tyler O’Neill – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. There was no scoring in this game until Boxberger came in for the 11th, and someone sat on his boxed berger.

Nate Pearson – Optioned to Triple-A. Mmmkay. Which is more Ks than he got in his last start.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners (1 walk), 10 Ks, ERA at 3.38. Robbie Ray heading to the door to answer it, “Who is it?” On the other side of the door, “…Cable guy…” “I didn’t call the cable guy.” “It’s your landlord, sir.” “Landlord? Why?” “I mean…It’s a Land Shark.” “Land Shark?” Robbie finally opens the door to reveal…His former self! Shut the door, Robbie! Don’t start walking guys again!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs, hitting .322. Great, terrific, adjective. But, damn, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (0-for-3) sucks. He’s been impossible to start, and even the Jays know as they pinch-hit for him. It’s a miserable experience. The good news is if you don’t have him, well, besides not having him, you might be able to acquire for nothing. He can’t be this bad.

Jordan Romano – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.79, and his 1st save. I told you he’d be the closer! (After six weeks of not being the closer, and the Jays trying two other guys first.) With Dolis on the IL, Romano should get the bulk of chances. Romano in bulk? What is this, Trader Joe’s?

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, hitting .311. Tildaddy says you can lead the league in homers!

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer. OZUNA take selfie after that home run. OZUNA can’t find selfie on his iCloud. OZUNA call AppleCare.

Brandon Belt – Left with side tightness. Maybe loosen up, Belt.

Logan Webb – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.74. That was a huge positive on Streamonator yesterday, and clearly a great stream. His next, welp, we’ll always have yesterday.

Jake McGee – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.50 and his 10th save. If Gabe Kapler would’ve said Tyler Rogers was the closer last week inside a movie theater, he’d be arrested for screaming fire, man.

David Dahl – 2-for-3 and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .222. That’s Colorado Rockies uber-prospect David Dahl to you! He does have a seven-game hitting streak, so this could be a little schmotato.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Hit the IL, due to Covid, and Jorge Mateo and Jurickson Profar were close contacts, i.e., on their day off, they went to Dave & Buster’s. What, only I do that on my day off? Oh, I guess y’all are a bunch of little Ferris Buellers. With Tatis’s positive test, he will be out for at least ten days, and maybe more. No one has any idea.

Wil Myers – Left in the 3rd inning with a positive Covid test. Okay, hey, we’re only, what, 14 months into this shizz? Here’s a wild idea and I’ll give it to you for free. Take it or leave it. Test players prior to the game, and before they’re around literally their entire team. I know, crazy thought. But maybe try that, you giant freakin’ idiots. Eric Hosmer is also now on the Covid IL, because he was hanging out by Myers, who was with the team until the 3rd inning because for some reason that’s when tests return! So, we have a 7th inning stretch and a 3rd inning swab?

Manny Machado – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .237. Not even going to mention Dinelson Lamet, aside from this one non-mention of him, when I say he’s a two-inning pitcher.

Adbert Alzolay – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.50 vs. Shane Bieber – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 12 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.95 in 121 pitches. The results are what they are as the “it is what it is” people say in past tense, but Alzolay looked really good. Dare I say better than Bieber.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .261. “Listen, your mustache has a beautiful sheen. Do you use mayo? But enough beauty secrets! There’s no way I’m drafting Jo-Ram now that Lindor’s gone to New York.”

Cesar Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .202. Actually, have Cesar in one league and it’s been as wonderful as it seems. An absolute walk through the garden, like I’m trampling through a Cesar salad.

Jeff McNeil – Left the game with body cramps, and should be fine with hydration. Need to hook him up with MC Lyte’s brother, Electro.

Albert Almora – Ran into the fence headfirst and went down like a sack of potatoes. Luckily, he got up and walked off the field like you wearing a potato sack.

Marcus Stroman – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.01. You could’ve drafted a staff all after pick 200. Or whatever Stroman’s ADP was, 180? Then that.

John Means – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.21. Johnny Vander Meer’s family dug up the bones of Johnny to attend this game and Means lost the chance for back-to-back no-hitters on the 1st batter, and it was Bring Your Dog to the Park Day. *shakes head* Not pretty.

Cesar Valdez – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.40 and his 3rd blown save. The unstoppable force is Valdez sucking, and the immovable object is Valdez for the Orioles by the trading deadline.

JT Brubaker – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.58. Brubaker sounds like a 1950s stripper. Does his initials stand for Just Tiddies? Because, if it does, that’s awesome. He’s kinda of awesome too. I wrote 300 words on Brubaker last time; search the site.

Jesse Winker – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .374. It’s everyone’s favorite game…The Player Rater Check-in! Winker is a top ___ outfielder? Is the answer 20, 15–Okay, he’s a top 10 outfielder. Game’s over. No winners, except those that have Winker.

Shohei Ohtani – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.10, and 1-for-4 with the bat, and, after he was removed from the game as a pitcher, he stayed in the game as the right fielder. Babe Ruth is watching this, sitting on a cloud in the shape of a BarcaLounger, choking on a hot dog that Fatty Arbuckle handed him.

Kyle Tucker – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .203. As I mentioned on yesterday’s podcast, I didn’t like Tucker coming into the year, but I didn’t even think he’d be this bad, and he could be a decent buy low.

Yuli Gurriel – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .333. Is this some Patty Duke Show shizz and this is really Lourdes?

Lance McCullers – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.10. Serious question: Did anyone pitch poorly yesterday? Oh, yeah, Pablo Lopez.

Nathan Eovaldi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.20. Was so happy he pitched well. Not because I have him in leagues, though I do, I was happy to see so I didn’t have to field five dozen questions about him. You have me shook!

Rafael Devers – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .280. Literally only hitter I have who’s doing well. Literally!

Chris Bassitt – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.54. As for the A’s, Rudy made a funny:

Brady Singer – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.18. Why does he only get hit when I start him? Well, technically, I start him every time out, so he also pitches well when I start him. Against the Tigers, though? Singer was…*pinkie to mouth* off note.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .200. Feel like I’m saying this a lot today, but, yeah, Soler’s a buy low too.

Matthew Boyd – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.94. People ask if I’d start Boyd, but I wouldn’t roster Boyd, so I’m not starting him anywhere. Should you start Boyd is a different question, and I’d use the Streamonator for that answer.

Robbie Grossman – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs, hitting .233. Ya know who Grossman reminds me of? A poor man’s Canha. I will call him Canchuckle. Is he Canadian too? That would be perfect.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer. Also, in this game, Treat Urner (3-for-4) hit his 8th homer. And Juan Soto (1-for-2, 1 run) got at-bats. Lowercase yay.

Dylan Cease – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.80 vs. Kenta Maeda – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.08. Hear people complaining about Cease. That’s rich as he goes against a guy who went roughly 250 picks before him who has a 5+ ERA.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .121. “We can put a broken parachute on him, toss him out of a plane and who is gonna know any better–Wait! Grandal’s moved! He’s alive!”

Jose Abreu – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .231. Please get hot, and invite Freddie Freeman along. Please.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Hot schmotato alert!

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-4, and his 9th and 10th homer. Leave two hanging and Mitch will hit them. Turnabout is fair play.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Ya know what’s wild? Kyle is more consistently good than his brother, Corey.

Yusei Kikuchi – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.30. Tough matchup for Kikuchi in Dodger Stadium and he cruised like en bee dee for six innings. Pretty impressive start, until the 7th. If you throw out two starts by him, his ERA would be, like, still 3.00, but better. Hey, I’m trying positivity. My shrink says it’s healthy.

Gavin Lux – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. One big game every six weeks is da Lux edition.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.12. Not even going to talk about Pablo Lopez and how he was the only starter yesterday who threw a terrible game, except for this 2nd mention of exactly the same thing. Effin’ Pab-Lo.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer and 2nd homer in three games, and is there any way you’re actually picking up Asdrubal Cabrera? Is this 2011?

Jesus Aguilar – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and, like, his 12th homer in the last week. Been one of the hottest hitters in the last two weeks and Juan Soto’s getting at-bats, so I’m happy, right? Right?

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.96. Wow, that’s dramatically different than every other start. I’m not ready to declare him the guy I liked a lot in the preseason again, but this is helluva lot better than any of the crizzap he was doing up until this point. Let’s see if he can leave the Struggle Bus behind for good in his next start in Baltimore.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .254. Has anyone checked the ball after Giancarlo or Judge hits it to see if the deadened ball is deadeneder?

Luke Voit – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “All this time I thought you meant homeroom, when you said HR.”

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .178. Saw Gary Sanchez’s .178 AVG, went to his Statcast page so I could goof on his xBA, and…Well, don’t give up on Gary Sanchez. His xBA is .250; his strikeouts are way down and his walks are way up.

Yoshi Tsutsugo – DFA’d by the Rays. Their leadoff hitter? That’s truly a shame–VIDAL BRUJAN?! JOSH LOWE?! WANDER–Okay, not Wander, but where we at with the outfielders? Can we get a callup please I’m fiending!

Mike Zunino – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer. Don’t think about how he has more homers than all your 1st round picks. Don’t think about how he has more homers than all your 1st round picks. All work no play makes Grey a dull boy. All work no play makes Grey a dull boy. *tears streaming down face* All work no play makes Grey a dull boy. I’m fine!

Jordan Zimmermann – Announced his retirement from baseball. First, the deadened ball, now this. Hitters have no chance!

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William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

As someone who drafted Diekman and then picked up Alex Reyes then promptly dropped both before they got going, I’m going to start posting the RPs I drop because apparently they don’t like playing for me before getting on track and dominating

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

what you mean, “got going”. outside of BB’s reyes has been fine all year and closer all year. as far as runs against go, he never had any till the 8th may. if you meant you drafted reyes hoping he was starting at start of year, then dropped when he was clearly bullpen that i’d get. but that probably doesn’t work since “picked up” likely meant in season, when it was known he was in bullpen somewhere at least to start year.

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago

would you trade castillo for peraltoa?

What's A Drexl?
What's A Drexl?
1 year ago

ooh, that’s lucky, in a 20 teamer first time since maybe 2nd day of the year i’m starting vaughn with hosmer out (have 2 BN bats, there might’ve been another day in there i started vaughn but i don’t think so it’s a roto i didn’t want to get over projected games maxes), vaughn’s 1st HR is IN my lineup.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

That inning basically sums up Lourdes’ season. Reached on an error, caught stealing.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Is Staumont the new Matt Barnes circa every season except this season?

Skeezix
Skeezix
1 year ago

Alright, last time I ask this question. What are your top three to pickup in order, assuming I’m looking for ROS as opposed to just picking someone to stream?

Alex Wood
Alzolay
Robbie Ray
Kyle Gibson
Tyler Anderson

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Who to drop Eovaldi, Cease, Tyler Anderson or Dunning to activate Logan Gilbert?

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 year ago

With the news of Logan Gilbert being called up, would you recommend picking him up by dropping Cole Irvin or Cease? Thanks for your insight, Grey!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Out of $100 FA budget, is Gilbert worth around $5-$10?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
1 year ago

More like Zac Gallin’, amirite? He’s nearly pintless!

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hey, strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet. Friends: same. This modern world!

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hahaha

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: how much FAAB to throw at gilbert in a weekly redraft leage ($150 of $250 remaining).

thanks!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
1 year ago

Stash Jesus Sanchez or Josiah Gray in NA for biggest impact this year?

iamnotasmartman
iamnotasmartman
1 year ago

Alright Grey,

Last question for the day. I was just offered Carlos Santana for Eddie Rosario in a 5×5 cat, non keeper yahoo league. Whatchoo think?

Thanks as always.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

I have 3 allowed IL spots with 2 of them filled by Bellinger and Robert—both are at keeper prices. My 3rd spot is filled with Ian Happ and now Gallen goes on IL. My 4th and 5th outfielders are O’Neill and Schwarber with Franmil at DH. Who is the drop between Happ,Schwarber and O’Neill? I could also drop Duran from my bench. It is the story of my season. Thanks! And Ugh!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Crichton, Amir or Romano?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Actually all the AZ/Oakland and CIN closers are available

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

QS league with Categories for Saves and another for Holds. Current Staff:

Bieber, Lynn, Castillo, Rogers, Means, Mahle, Plesac, Civale, Cease, Clase, Reyes, Victor Gonzalez

I have an open roster spot with Tatis going on the IL can you prioritize these pick ups: Romano or Gilbert. Also, if you wanted both is there anyone you would cut for them?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I am really getting annoyed with this “play 2 games, rest 1 game” with Carson Kelly. C’mon ARI – play him more often!

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Another league: gilbert another sexy prospect or hold gibson? I keep waiting for gibson to crash. Do I run him until the wheels fall off or dump him for the hot “chick”?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

So I added l gurriel yesterday who was cut. I have rojas as a reserve of/2b. Rojas isn’t running which is why I wanted him. Ok o cut him now while waiting for gurriel? Rojas seems to be overperforming if you are in the xBA ans Woba metrics. Gurriel is a bench guy for me now as Rojas is. Thanks

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

S. Gray for Tucker?

Around the Horn
Around the Horn
1 year ago

The Nats offense is pretty weak. I thought the addition of Bell a d Schwarbs would make it more potent. The Nraves have a more lethal offense. Who played more HR and RBI this year – Soto or Ozuna? Pitchers could just pitch around Soto to get to Bell who’s horrible.

Around the Horn
Around the Horn
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Typos- plates not played.

Chisoxx22
Chisoxx22
1 year ago

Berrios/Olson for freeman, 10 teamer 5×5 roto.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Please rank – Desclafani (since I can’t spell his name, I hope he’s the 1st drop), Wood, and Gilbert.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

And in another league, Cease or Gilbert.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

WOW! Talk about Grey driving the Gilbert hype train honking that train horn full blast – so Gilbert > Cease? I didn’t think the expectations would be so high.

My SPs right now are: Ryu, Cease, Means, Manaeaeaea, Plesac, and Gilbert… so you’d think Gilbert’s expectations will be that of my 3rd best pitcher?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

If I can’t trade, then Plesac still the drop to stream out of?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Which side are you taking in a L. Castillo for J. Turner trade?

The same potential trading partner has Bohm – would you rather trade for Bohm or Turner? Bohm’s been cold, but his statcast numbers are encouraging.

(Sorry for repost)

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Even ESPN is listing Gilbert as an SP tomorrow. All in!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
1 year ago

Now kelenic is up stash Duran or Brujan?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you zac Gallen

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

You think the Mariners will be smart and NOT bat Kelenic near the bottom of the lineup?

JP
JP
1 year ago

How would you rank these guys ROS: McMahon/J. Aguliar/McMahon

Will
Will
1 year ago

Crap, with Myers and Hosmer on COVID-IL I need two more active hitters. I have Kirilloff on reserve, we still haven’t heard anything about his wrist after the shot 5 days ago, is he droppable now? Seems like if it were good news we’d have heard by now.

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

In a 10 team h2h redraft league , standard 5×5 categories.

Who is the drop – is it close ? Logan Gilbert, McClanhan, Kopech, Paddack

Thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

So, I just traded Matt Barnes away for The Moose, who is eligible at 1B/2B/3B in my league. Plan is to use him at 2B while Lourdes sorts his shit out – if he ever does. (ROS Rater has Moose as 6th best 2B)

Who now becomes expendable – Sano 1B/3B, Riley 3B/LF or Dozier 1B/3B/RF?

I’m thinking Sano, but Dozier has been equally bad. In the very fiorst instance I need a spot to activate Gilbert…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Elsewhere, you’d have Devers over Ozuna ROS, right?

Oh and grabbed Kikuchi two srtas ago off the wire in my league. Love it when that happens.

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
1 year ago

with realmuto off turned out that caratini bat call with rover roster spot worked out as well as nearly possible

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Mariners going double rookie tomorrow with Gilbert and Kelenic. I’m dropping McNeil for Gilbert to get roofied!!! LFG!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m all about these Mariners right now – my roster consists of Lewis, Moore, Kelenic, & Gilbert

Moore is probably gonna be eligible for the “add/drop” award by season’s end, with Lourdes being his biggest competition

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hopefully Gilbert’s debut v CLE is more like Strasburg’s debut and less Berrios’ debut

Fleeced
Fleeced
1 year ago

I need to drop one.. Lourdes, Torres, Chapman or B.Lowe

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Rank em (points league)

Belt
McNeil
Bader
Dom Smith

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Anybody know why Darvish was pulled?

hankp
hankp
1 year ago

Grey
I just got offered Soler and Paddack for my Yuli and Dane Dunning in a 15 team 5×5. Worth trying the buy low or should I hold? Thanks!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Surprised to find Gilbert still on the wire in my RCL. Could be a key piece in helping me in my quest to finish above last place.

Dude
Dude
1 year ago

Please rank ROS
Brubaker
Kikuchi
Tyler Anderson
Irvin

Gilbert getting the call Friday?

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

woah, otani actually was allowed to play his OF position that he always could’ve, we might REALLY have the dream if he can do that more often. the dream everybody dreamed about a few years ago.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

did darvish just get hurt with no update, low K’s today but otherwise fine, but out at 76 pitches. he’s crazy, his speed varies on his 6 or however many he’s up to pitches from 70-96 or something.

Pops
Pops
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

Pulled him for a PH in the top of the 4th. Stupid 7-inning double header games

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Kikuchi is available and, like you, I am also tired of Paddack. Please rank:
Paddack; Kikuchi; Gilbert (who I am assuming becomes active this weekend).

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

If you have one NA slot, you like Hiura or Duran more?

13T OPS Keeper (Hiura 10th round, Duran 15th)

Thanks

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

1.) Was offered DJ Lemehiue for my KTucker in a 10 team 5×5 where I sorta need OF. Not worth losing the elg flexibility? Or is DJ that much better?

2.) Same league, I have a lot of solid arms. I could move Yu Darvish to get Bregman. Should I take the bat

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

Canha or Mullins ROS?

Milarky
Milarky
1 year ago

Great stuff as usual! Grade the trade – I just traded Means for Giolito.

leon
leon
1 year ago

gonsolin, skubal for loudes gurriel 16 man dynasty. thanks

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Has Aguilar graduated from hot schmotato status?

Would you roster him over Bader or Calhoun?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

In a 14-teamer, are Biggio and Didi waiver wire guys, heading there, or holds? They represent a black hole in my lineup, though Didi hasn’t been nearly as bad as Biggio – he’s been so painful, I’d consider rostering Asdrubal over him at 3B.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Last questions for the day:

Which side are you taking in a L. Castillo for J. Turner trade?

The same potential trading partner has Bohm – would you rather trade for Bohm or Turner? Bohm’s been cold, but his statcast numbers are encouraging.

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

Ohtani or Ozuna ROS for counting stats (RBI and SB)?

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

10 team head to head redraft doubles and triples count as well as losses and blown saves

C:Vazquez
1b: Abreu
2b: Moore
3b:Devers
Ss:Bichette
Of: Acuna,Blackmon,Conforto
Util: K. Lewis, Ohtani ,Chapman
Bench: Swanson ,Riley, E Rosario
IL: J.D, Davis

Sp: Sonny Gray ,Gallen ,Ryu, Woodruff , Peralta, Bundy, Ohtani, Lamet
Rp: Hand, Clase, McGee

Any specific category that I am weak on? I feel like stolen bases is my weakest category and I feel like stolen bases is my weakest category and Weakest position is second base. Thinking about switching out lamet for Brujan Although Duran is also available I feel my outfield is pretty stout.

Besides Brujan and Duran Also available Tommy Pham, Mount Castle,,Robles ,Senzel ,Gimenez, Luis Arraez,Dominic Smith, McCutchen A,Cabrera

Kikuchi, J Mont, Gilbert ,German ,R.Ray ,Singer ,Yarbrough ,Dunning

Any moves to be made here or sit tight

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Just what I wanted to hear thanks

Dr Easy
Dr Easy
1 year ago

Normally I’d start Darvish everywhere, but his career numbers at Coors are bad. OK to sit him?

Conversely, Jon Gray doesn’t seem to mind pitching at home at Coors, and he’s facing team COVID today. OK to start?

Thanks!

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
1 year ago

Hey Grey, would you trade Castille for Alex Reyes? I have Clase in this league, but could use a second closer. Trying to decide if we’ve reached a point with Castillo where you take anything you can get for him.

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
1 year ago

Grey, 10 team 5×5 category keeper league.

Who’s the drop to grab Gilbert?

H. Bader, A. Vaughn, H. Dozier or A. Riley?

Thanks.

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Bigdadyb58
1 year ago

Actually drop in what order?

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey.

Whenever Mondesi comes off IL…who would be next?

H. Bader, A. Vaughn, A. Garcia or A. Riley?

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

team A: Voit, Ohtani (pitcher)
team B: Plesac, Ynoa

team A wins this trade right?

thekid2004
thekid2004
Reply to  uncle wighty
1 year ago

This guy likes Team B’s upside

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. would you drop gore, mcclanahan or naquin to stash durran? thanks!

thekid2004
thekid2004
1 year ago

Starting to think Uncle Charlie Morton has run out of gas. Drop for Kicuchi or Brubaker in a QS league? Try to trade him (selling at a deficit) Or do I give Morty a longer leash?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

There was an young rookie with speed,
Who could be just what I need
Three steals in a game,
My opponent I’ll maim,
Requesting insight; will Khalil Succeed?

**Maybe tomorrow he’ll be the lede (**alternate 5th line)

Happy National Limerick Day!!!

Khalil Lee getting the call today… he worth adding to 12-team league? Current roster below:

C: Kelly
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: Wong
OF: F. Reyes, Laureano, Adolis
UTL: Mercedes
BN: K. Lewis, Bohm
SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Means, Luzardo, Sonny Gray, Heaney, D. Peterson, L. Weaver
RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Graveman

IL: Springer, Jazz Chisholm, F. Valdez

thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

appreciate it. I had a feeling that’d be the case, but I get all hot and bothered by the rookie nookie.

thanks for throwing some ice water on me!

PDX Express
PDX Express
1 year ago

(Still figuring out how to ask questions on here – tech Luddite…)

Thanks for talking up Freddy P preseason. I got him for $1 in a 5×5 auction draft, and haven’t looked back. (Other than when I benched him against the Dodgers and he threw great. Sonofabench!)

Wong didn’t work out as a tempory 2B warmer till K Marte comes back, so I’m on the hunt. And if whoever I get does well, I’ll have flexibility to keep them around when K Marte comes back. Who do you like standard 5×5 at 2B?

Lux, J Polanco, Senzel for free off FA list
Altuve or Gleyber in trade, but likely at a cost of Adolis Garcia

Lastly, Gilbert over A Wood or Eovaldi? Or hold on to the vets? Gore, same question – since the Padres seem to have a Covid breakout on their hands, and Lamet and Weathers seem to be low inning guys now. Thanks so much! Love reading your stuff and the community you’ve built.

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

I don’t want to sound like a crazy person here but I just checked out Mike Trout’s fangraphs page and there are a lot of things jumping off the page giving cause for concern. First of all, BABIP is .484 and probably not sustainable. K% is 28 and he hasn’t been over 23.2% since 2014. GB% is the highest since 2016 and nearly double that of his last two seasons. His Oppo% is way down. He’s swinging outside more while making contact outside less. His Contact% is down from low 80s to mid 70s. And finally, his SwStr% is up from his career rate of 7% to 10%.

That is kind of concerning. Would it be a good time to explore trade options? Especially in a keeper?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  ashtray
1 year ago

It’s Mike Trout. I’m not trading him unless Acuna.

Royals
Royals
1 year ago

I’ve got Devers, Machado and Moncada, and Yelich’s owner needs a 3b and is otherwise concerned about his future. He won’t take Moncada, but you think it makes sense to trade Devers or Machado for Yelich?

Thanks!

Royals
Royals
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

You think Gilbert will be worth more than Kikuchi ROS when he comes up?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Kikuchi over Cease?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks,I was leaning that way. Last night was the first time I’ve seen Cease this year.That curveball surprised me.
Why aren’t you liking the new Boyd?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

John Davis Davis’ finger is a pain in my ass.

wait, what?

PatPat
PatPat
1 year ago

Grey with an E, need your help.

Get: Muncy, Jazz C
Give: Stanton

It’s an OBP/SLG league where Muncy’s walks are valuable. I also need some speed and Jazz will help with that, and Muncy would get Suarez out of my 3B spot until he turns it around (or I eventually drop him). OF depth still good without Stanton.

Concerned that Jazz may not run as much with the hammy injury.

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

team A: voit, sonny grey, urshela
team B: lemahieu, plesac, ynoa

who wins this trade?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

So with a ton of injured bats, I added Brinson, nothing so I cut him, homer and three hits after cutting, added Dahl, why not, nothing, cut him, 2 hits and a homer.

Anybody else you want me to cut that sucks right now ffs

On a positive note, gonna ride a pornstar from the 50s and a mad bum to the championship lmao

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Thanks for talking up Freddy P preseason. I got him for $1 in a 5×5 auction draft, and haven’t looked back. (Other than when I benched him against the Dodgers and he threw great. Sonofabench!)

Wong didn’t work out as a tempory 2B warmer till K Marte comes back, so I’m on the hunt. And if whoever I get does well, I’ll have flexibility to keep them around when K Marte comes back. Who do you like standard 5×5 at 2B?

Lux, J Polanco, Senzel for free off FA list
Altuve or Gleyber in trade, but likely at a cost of Adolis Garcia

Lastly, Gilbert over A Wood or Eovaldi? Or hold on to the vets? Gore, same question – since the Padres seem to have a Covid breakout on their hands, and Lamet and Weathers seem to be low inning guys now. Thanks so much! Love reading your stuff and the community you’ve built.

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  PDX Express
1 year ago

Sorry I put this in here – bumped to bottom

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

For the love of god, please cut Schwarber.

dubjay
dubjay
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
First off, as a proud Canadian, I will proudly support the Eh’s.
Couple of questions. Dropped G.Sanchez a few weeks ago for S.Murphy. He has cooled off as well. Stashed Narvaez in the meantime.
1.When Narvaez is activated, which C do you like best? Sanchez, Murphy or Narvaez?
2.Which temp replacement at 1B for Hosmer? Belt(inj?), P.Smith, Bell, Sano, Goodrum
3.Stashed D.Castillo. Heard that he may be activated this weekend. Which RP is the low man on the totem pole out of Castillo, Karinchak, Taylor Rogers

Screwballs
Screwballs
1 year ago

Could you please rank the following in a 20 team H2H league using both AVE and OBP as bench who need to play more than usual:

Duffy
Naylor
Luplow
McKinney
Piscotty

Thanks!

Vash
Vash
1 year ago

Tyler O’Neill confounds me. Bottom 1 percent in walks yet his xba is .290 his barrel rate and xslug is near elites.

His lack of walks worries me, but everything else is…..ok I want to drop him based on walks, yet like Gary Sanchez the internal analytics class with what is traditionally used to gage pitch selection and command.

Vash
Vash
Reply to  Vash
1 year ago

Class* clash

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Swanson or Lourdes?

NUX
NUX
1 year ago

Rather have Christian Javier over Adbert Alzolay right now, correct? Is it close?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Agreed, that’s what I wanted to hear. Appreciate it!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Good morning.

I pulled JA Happ from pitching today. His $ value was -9.4. Is there a reason to start him? Would you agree?

Thanks!!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry

He pitching against Keichel on the road against the White Sox.

Thanks

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Grey,

I’m in a 11 team keeper league we can keep 5 (260 budget). Guys drafted can be kept for multiple years. Free agent pick ups can be kept only the following year at their Faab price or $5 whichever is more. I have Robert who I drafted at 26. I have 3 IL spots do I hold him so nobody can stash him. Or is it okay to cut him? I have Tatis I could put on my IL and get a player like Romano to help me now.

Chisoxx22
Chisoxx22
1 year ago

10 team 5×5 roto. Trade berrios for Kyle tucker? My pitching is top 3 and OF is mid pack. Think berrios could get more in return?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

would you trade Xander Bogearts for Kris bryant?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

he keeps asking for bohm or bichette for Bryant

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

he will get back to me eventually. Now on to other matter. Naquin is not getting it done for me. I am looking at possible replacements:

Josh Rojas
Robbie Grossman
Avisail Garcia

Are any better than Naquin

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

i was looking at him and josh Rojas in ARI.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

you waoukd rather have grossman than Rojas?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

The player would be more of a backup/utility bat.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

So in that scenario, Rojas or grossman

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

as backup/utility bat

Murph
Murph
1 year ago

Hey Grey sorry I’m late!

I’ve got clase Valdez staumont and Crichton as my closers. Leading the category (because a traded a few)

1 Worth burning the #4 waiver to drop mountcastle or Javier for Romano?

2 If yea, which would u drop: mountcastle or Javier?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Are you using e-rod today vs oak? After a good start, he hasn’t been great in his last two vs tex and bal. He got a win vs bal but had a whip of 2.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I don’t truly need Gilbert (SP is not my problem — obviously changeable with 1 day notice) but would it be reasonable to pick him up in one (or more of my leagues).
1. My weakest starters are Kluber and DeSclafani.
2. My weakest starters are Wood and DeSclafani
3. My weakest starters are Eovaldi, Cease, and Heaney.
4. My weakest starters are Paddack and DeSclafani.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

These are all redraft H-2-H leagues.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Gotta drop one:

Framber or JoMo