Rough year to be a Prince.  Watch yourself William, Henry and the kid who played Fred in the atrocious Scooby-Doo movies.  Prince Fielder is done from baseball with 319 homers.  Of the tens of thousands of other baseball players that have played the game, the only other person retired with exactly 319 homers is Cecil Fielder.  They are also the only two members of the 300-300 club — 300 HR/LB.  This also leads me to believe we’re on an 18-year loop with 1998.  Wait until Hillary Clinton meets a young Jewish intern in the White House who is just back from Cuba with some cigars.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Adam Ottavino – Named the new Rockies’ closer.  We lost Carlos Estevez to Human Ineffectivedeficiency Virus.  He was a closer considered to be one of the Young Guns of baseball but is now Two and Half Men back in the bullpen and falling fast into a 6th inning Platoon after hitting a Wall Street and is no longer a Hot Shot, but more like a Major League Loaded Weapon who should stay in the bullpen with a sign that reads, “Men at Work.”  Mean’s while, his replacement is scoreless this year, could be the closer the rest of the year and sounds like an otter sommelier.  I’d grab Ottavino in every league and has me intrigued long-term.

Tyler Chatwood – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks in Coors against a not very easy Rangers team, and Chatwood has a 3.58 ERA on the year.  Have the Rockies tamed the pitching beast?  Maybe the Rockies just needed more Tylers in their rotation.  Fun fact!  Tyler Chatwood is the name of a porn star whose claim to fame is being able to tie multiple cherry stems into knots at once.

Charlie Blackmon – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer, hitting .308.  His speed’s way down this year (14 vs. 43 last year).  Maybe he’s spending too much time as his romance author alter ego, Chazz Noir.

Carlos Gonzalez – MRI results on his ankle were “OK,” according to the Rockies’ beat writer.  Solid reporting.  Or maybe I should say “OK” reporting.  I grabbed Gerardo Parra (2-for-5, 1 RBI) in one league, and am holding him until CarGo returns.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 19th save.  A.J. Ramos hit the DL with a fractured finger, so Rodney will take over the closer role.  Rodney gets no respect, and most of that contempt is well-earned, but I’d still grab him.  If Ramos should return, he’d regain the closer role, but, like Rodney says, “Saves are a danger field,” and Ramos will be out a while.

Tom Koehler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.83.  Grey, don’t even compare his ERA to David Price or Chris Archer’s; it’ll only hurt too much.

Matt Moore – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks.  Last game, 6 IP, 2 ER and 6 walks.  When someone asks me why I prefer NL pitchers, I’m just going to point to Moore’s post-trade numbers.  Stream-o-Nator loves Moore’s next start and I can’t see any reason to not start him.

Yasiel PuigDodgers are disappointed in Puig’s Snapchats he released of him and his minor league teammates partying.  The good news is, Puig is apparently his purported 25 years of age, since he understands Snapchat.

Vince Velasquez – 4 2/3 IP, 9 ER.  Did someone say it’s time to shut down Velasquez?  Yeah, I agree.

Aaron Altherr – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  Don’t just sit there, make like a picky-uppy-thing and pick him up!

Howie Kendrick – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Ugh, I just picked him up for Monday, when he didn’t play, then dropped him before the start of games on Tuesday.  FMFBBL!

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  How bad are catchers?  Grandal was useless as of June 30th (hitting .179) and is now a top six catcher on the year, according to the Player Rater.

Justin Turner – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Legit question, Kyle Seager or Justin Turner?  Seager, but barely like the girls in Benny Hill.

Tyler Glasnow – Threw a 50-pitch simulated game.  He reported no issues with his shoulder, but wearing that Oculus Rift was uncomfortable for the simulated action.

Gregory Polanco – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer as he returned to the lineup.  Brocktune!

Jabari Blash – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  I actually grabbed Jabari Blash in one NL-Only league, and this is the saddest sentence in the English language containing the words Jabari Blash.  All other sentences with Jabari Blash are a tie for 2nd saddest.

Michael Wacha – Hit the Disgraceful List with a recurrence of the scapular issue that sidelined him in 2014, and now he might not be able to be a starter again — ever!  Too bad, so sad, but guess who’s coming in his place?!  Dot dot dot.  Alex Reyes?!  Yes, and no.  Read on, reader.

Alex Reyes – 1 IP, 0 ER as he was called up to work out of the bullpen.  Reyes is the type of guy that can come up and dominate for a month until major league hitters figure out to wait on his command, or he has a 6+ ERA and is atrocious.  I’m not sure there’s much in-between.  For now, he’s just a bullpen arm.  Long-term, he has ace potential, or so says his high-90s fastball and buckle-a-knee curve.  So, who is the Wacha replacement?

Luke Weaver – Will take over Wacha’s rotation slot.  Oh, the Cards’ prospect that is a mid-rotation-type.  If I wanted a solid floor, but low ceiling I’d go to the 7 1/2 floor of the Mertin-Flemmer Building!  Sigh, Weaver’s okay — 7 K/9, 2 BB/9, 3.75 ERA — but Reyes is so sexy!  Weaver will be safer, but if I wanted safer I’d wear a condom on my head and mittens on my feet!  I mean, outside, not just at home.

Yadier Molina – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week.  Would I pick up Yadier?  Get outta here!

Mike Leake – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 4.79.  Zero Ks?  More like Mike Meek.  Amiright?!

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-3, 3 runs and 3 more steals (46, 47, 48).  Whoever it was that switched out all of the green M&M’s in the clubhouse, nice work.

Raisel Iglesias – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Cingrani was used the two previous days, so there’s likely nothing here, but looking at Cingrani it’s easy to think, “There’s nothing ever here,” so it could be time to raise the church roof.

Tim Lincecum – Accepted an assignment to Triple-A.  The graphic novel that k.d. lang has been penning about her alter ego, Lincecum, has taken a decidedly less cheery turn in the last few years.

Cam Bedrosian – Hit the DL with middle finger tendinitis.  WebMD says this is a common truck driver injury.  In Bedrosian’s place will be…Um…How well can Trout close?  I’d guess Fernando Salas (1 IP, 0 ER in non-save situation yesterday), then JC Ramirez would be next in line, in that order.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .276.  He can salvage his year, but he’ll need to get red hot in the final seven weeks.  Red hot like the color of his gingie hair.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, hitting .265.  Oh, he’s still playing?  I thought he retired.  Cool beans.

John Lackey – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.56.  Random Prediction Alert!  Not Bryant (1-for-4 and his 28th homer), Rizzo (2-for-3, 2 runs), Arrieta, or anyone else will be the hero of the Cubs’ postseason, it will be Lackey.  Feels like a Curt Schilling-type scenario coming.  Hopefully Chicago doesn’t then invest in Lackey’s video game company.

Bryce Harper – Still out with a pain in his neck.  His owners have been suffering sympathy pains along with him.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.80.  I think in the preseason I might’ve said something like this will be the last year that Scherzer is a top five starter.  And that’s me potentially paraphrasing me!  Well, I take that back.  At this point, Scherzer is a top five starter until he does something that says he’s not.

Michael Brantley – More shoulder issues, and now doctors found chronic biceps tendinitis too.  Brantley’s x-rays are like a Renoir.  Depending on where you’re standing, you see a new ailment.

Danny Salazar – Played catch yesterday and hopes to throw a bullpen session today.  He added, “My elbow ain’t no Renoir.”  We hope not, Salazar.

Andrew Miller – 1 IP, 1 ER in the 7th and 8th innings.  Terry Francona wasn’t managing yesterday, due to chest pains, but he said he was hoping it was indigestion.  Hopefully, he realizes he just couldn’t keep down Miller.

Cody Allen – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 21st save.  Not making the strongest argument in Miller’s favor.

Trevor Bauer – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks.  Every time I see him pitch well, I hear Method Man in my head singing, “Is it real, son, is it really real, son, let me know it’s real, son, if it’s really real.”  Then I see Bauer’s 3.88 ERA, and I’m reminded he has a 4.39 ERA in almost 500 IP, so it’s not really real yet.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 13th steal, hitting .305.  Someone offered me a trade of Chris Sale and Ramirez for Villar and Altuve, and I rejected it.  Not simply because it’s not close.  I don’t need steals and I do need an SP, but Sale has what left?  9 starts?  Assuming he doesn’t try out to be a contestant on Chopped again.  Just can’t pull the trigger on an SP this late in a shallow mixed league when I could just grab an SP off waivers.

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.04.  Solid start, but you have a screw loose if you started a guy with a 5+ ERA in Toronto.  Or whatever Canadians use to screw.  A loose moose?

Logan Forsythe – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Yesterday, I went over how hot he’s been this month.  Today, I’m saying don’t curse your hindsight and grab Forsythe.

Brad Miller – 2-for-4, 1 run.  Hitting over-.400 in the last week.  No, I have no idea what you’re waiting for either.

Luis Severino – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER.  Oh, Severino, you’re making Joe Girardi look smart for leaving you in the minors.

Rick Porcello – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.40.  On yesterday’s podcast, JB and I talk about some pitchers who are safe, but not aces — Hendricks, Hammel, Lackey, okay, all Cubs starters except Arrieta — Porcello should’ve been in that conversation.

Craig Kimbrel – 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 BBs.  I’ve already grabbed Brad Ziegler in leagues where I need saves.  No, there’s nothing imminent, except Kimbrel is complaining about knee soreness in his surgically repaired knee and/or body switched with Fernando Rodney.

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  Only Royal that really was able to get in Sale’s head was Cut….hbert (3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI).

Kelvin Herrera – 1 IP, 3 ER, and, also in this game, David Robertson blew his 5th save with a 1 IP, 1 ER, but was an escape goat.  It feels like only a month ago, all closers were humming along with no vulture saves anywhere, but, when the closepocalypse hits, no one is safe.

Justin Morneau – 4-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .300.  In 20 games since returning, he also has 3 homers and has been a lot more worthwhile than I thought he’d be.  Worthwhile in the grand scheme of things?  No, not really, but maybe a schmotato.

Hector Santiago – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.53.  Damn, he’s so much better than the pitcher the Twins traded away to get him in Ricky Nolasco.  Not being sarcastic.  Nolasco’s a career 4.59 ERA pitcher.  Yuge difference.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .249.  Sano’s got this 1-for-4 with a homer thing down.  He may just get a visit from Adam Dunn’s attorneys about trademark infringement.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-5 and his 23rd homer, hitting .261.  I know what the Player Rater says, but Dozier or Cano?  Yes, it’s close.

Jose Altuve – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 26th steal, hitting .361.  He’s making all Lilliputians proud.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer.  This year he’s been quiet and occasionally deadly, like a fart.

Ketel Marte – 0-for-5 as he was activated from the DL, after missing three weeks with mono.  Isn’t that a high school thing?  Did he catch it kissing one of R. Kelly’s girlfriends?  Any hoo, that’s this crackpot, calling the Ketel back.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-7, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer.  Okay, him or Justin Turner?  Just making sure you’re paying attention.

James Paxton – His elbow’s swelling continues to dissipate.  Or as composers say a “gradual diminuendo,” which sounds like a boy band of Altuves.

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-7 and his 14th homer.  Just Dong, because someone has to just dong it.

Miguel Cabrera – 3-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  For a while, it looked like Jose Abreu was going to be the new Miggy, but old Miggy said there’s one Miggy and you, sir, are not him.

Sonny Gray – Diagnosed with a muscle strain in his forearm.  I bet Shawn Colvin wishes she wasn’t so tied to her fantasy team name that she avoided drafting Sonny.

Zach Neal – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.60.  I’m convinced that Billy Beane just fashions barely 5th starters out of bedsheets and pillow stuffing and sends them out to pitch.

Jose Reyes – Says he’s not ready for a rehab assignment.  Admitting he has a problem is apparently not the first step to recovery.

Neil Walker – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Deep Thoughts by Grey Albright.  Why don’t we call Neil Walker, Army Crawler?

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  Ever since it was revealed he has elbow spurs, I look at Matz the same as Tanaka.  I like him, but I’m so not cool with arm problems on pitchers.  Even ones they can pitch through.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .295.  Au Shizz!

Brandon Drury – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Member when it was between Drury or Lamb in April?  Sure hope you went with the one that’s got gamey.

Zack Greinke – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks as he was activated from the DL.  Cause I’m a curious cat, I went back to look at my Greinke preseason projections (also because I had a feeling I was real close).  I had him down for 3.54 ERA/1.16 WHIP.  Right now, he’s at 3.67/1.15.  Not a bad time for a self high-five!

Welington Castillo – Out on paternity leave.  Welington hopes his wife gives birth to two healthy, little tournedos of beouf.

Tim Tebow – Wants to pursue a career in baseball.  He likely profiles as a 1B or DH since the other positions place a high dependence on throwing.

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Nightpandas
Nightpandas
6 years ago

Grey, would you move Harvey for Giolito with 2017 in mind? Harvey is maybe one of my 11 keepers in a 15 team league

Coleslaw
Coleslaw
6 years ago

Would you drop Duvall, Upton, and/or Contreras for upside pitchers/streamers in a 10 team h2h? I haven’t had any luck unloading these guys via trade. I’m carrying two too many bats. I will also need to drop someone once R Hill comes off the DL. Without looking at schedules, best waiver options include Paxton, Skaggs, T Anderson, and Matz. Grandal is my catcher when he’s starting. Also note that my team is assured a playoff spot at this point (thanks mainly to razzball).

Thanks!!

SoupNazi
SoupNazi
6 years ago

Can you rank these keepers? They are all essentially last round keepers for the next 3 years. Thanks!

10 Team Keeper, Roto, 6×6 (R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG)

Dahl (24th round 2017, 2018, 2019)
Wilson Contreras (24th round 2017, 2018, 2019)
Benintendi (24th round 2017, 2018, 2019)
Gurriel (24th round 2017, 2018, 2019)
Bregman (24th round 2017, 2018, 2019)
AJ Reed (24th round 2017, 2018, 2019)

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

H2h points league

I have JUpton in my outfield who continues to do nothing. These outfielders are available:
Billy Hamilton
Ozuna
Odubel Herrera
Choo

Should I switch upton out for one of these for ROS.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
6 years ago

sure looks like everybody knows hanram is still hurt, ortiz getting BB’ed all day long.

J-FOH
J-FOH
6 years ago

Im having a SteveNZ day at the dish (4/33)

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: 2/31 so far…and J Up hasn’t even had his first AB yet… *prayer circle*

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

@Grey: Now at 8 for 43 with a slam and legs…by my TEAM

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
6 years ago

SON putting in dat work on ray today! hells yeah.

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
6 years ago

Has this been the most boring three days of baseball or is it just me.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

Has offense slowed, or just every player on every team of mine? Real question, my very different teams have all plummeted in the rankings due to nothing but empty hits.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Bummer.

First pair of my boring ass shoes (according to you) arrived via eBay today. All went according to plan, this could be trouble for me.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: The raffle just in order to have the chance to buy those Skeletors is Friday. Yes, that’s what happens sometimes, a raffle to have a chance to buy. I signed my girl up too so I had more raffle entries.

The Hack
The Hack
Reply to  Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
6 years ago

@Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: ban lifted. Welcome back

Huddy
Huddy
6 years ago

Closer overload, I have Melancon Jansen Kimbrel EDiaz Giles…no I won’t talk about what happened in the last 24 hours with 2 of these guys, but would you drop any of them for Paxton?

griff
griff
6 years ago

Dynasty league: Skaggs or Paxton?

The G
The G
6 years ago

Grey,

Lookng for a power upgrade and my insatiable desire for Rookie Nookie…drop Duvall to stash Judge? Thanks G!

The G
The G
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks for the quick reply! By the way, my 4yr old son loves when i call him Brocktune after he homers off me in wiffle ball…lol. He was Conforto for most of spring…then Trout after we went to the Angels game where he went 3 for 4 with a cpl of rbi’s and a head-first slide into second for a double that shld have been a single. And now he switches back and forth from Justin Turner(im a Dodgers fan, wife is Angels fan) and Brocktune lol. J-FOH is joining my fantasy football league again…i have an opening…interesting in joining?

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  The G
6 years ago

@The G: Grey knows as much about football as I do about quantum physics

The G
The G
Reply to  The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
6 years ago

@The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: sounds like Grey needs a mandate with Jay and Tehol…lol. Mixing in Jenn might make Cougs jealous and Grey paranoid, so much so that he doesnt learn shit about football and drafts a kicker in the first round…lolu

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  The G
6 years ago

@The G: I wouldnt take any of those peoples fantasy advice ever

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
6 years ago

@The Hack Formerly Known as Hate: he knows marino was good.

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Hey daddy look, that lady is a SAGNOF

The G
The G
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: haha….SAGNOF will be the lesson after “dome is dome”…my buddy Nick loved fat girls with low self-esteem….lol

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  The G
6 years ago

@The G: thats funny, fat girls with low self esteem always loved me….they thought they had a shot….and they did!

goodfold2
goodfold2
6 years ago

hehe, it turns out properly using your bullpen for leverage spots with your best guys isn’t just painful for fantasy owners, it’s hurting francona as well

“Indians manager Terry Francona is expected back in the dugout for Wednesday’s game against the Nationals.
Francona sat out Tuesday night after experiencing chest pains during his pregame media session. He said it was probably just indigestion and he returned to Nationals Park on Wednesday morning in good spirits”
from rotoworld.

danny almonte
danny almonte
6 years ago

If u had to add one and had to hold ROS, Weaver or Koehler? QS league, thanks

Caesar
Caesar
6 years ago

ROS:

Papi or Pujols?

Forsythe or Brad Miller?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Caesar
6 years ago

@Caesar: the old preseason papi vs pujols i chose many many times this year.

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
6 years ago

Ugh. I traded for Kenley Jansen just this morning. Sorry everybody.

I guess we can add Kenley Jansen to the long list of elite relief pitchers who cannot work in non-save situations. Which is something everyone–except MLB managers–already knows.

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
6 years ago

Not sure if this has been said but I blame vegetarianism for Prince’s decline. When he was a meat eater he was on point and when he left us for that he wet into massive decline. If there was ever a man built for meat it was him….what a shame

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: hahaha, the mac and cheese vegetarians are hilarious. I was at Panda last night getting the kid dinner and this guy ordered easily 200 grams of carbs but no meat. He didnt even look healthy. Speaking of carbs to get my diabetes on track I havent had a starch in over two weeks and to be honest I dont really miss it…except fries, I want fries.

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Ive lost 15 pounds already, pretty soon Ill be able to see my dick again….without the mirror!

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
6 years ago

Give up Cole for CarGo if i want an OF who could be a difference maker down the stretch? Have Archer and Greinke achoring my staff (hopefully). H2H 12 team 6×6 OPS and L extra cats

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  ThE sHiT
6 years ago

@ThE sHiT: or maybe offer up Greinke instead?

David Bowie Music Videos
David Bowie Music Videos
6 years ago

Robot doesn’t lurve DeSclafani today against STL (-7.5).

Could this be an example where our human brain might overrule the systematic and computational mind of a robot and start him?

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

Hi grey, would appreciate some lineup help for today! Need to choose two:
Abreu vs. Kennedy
Frazier vs. Kennedy
Beltre vs. de la rosa

Thanks!

Johnc
Johnc
6 years ago

Musgrove or Moore? Stats are wins, losses, era, whip, HR allowed and k’s

DonnieB
DonnieB
6 years ago

Drop Kimbrel for Ottavino or Herrera?

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

I am desperate to improve my WHIP (2nd to last )
Was offered Hosmer & Tallion or Roark for my Votto.
Votto playing great lately, Hosmer not so much. Any concerns on Hosmer ?
If You recommend this trade, which pitcher would you take

Jim
Jim
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Please tell me how to improve my WHIP roto, where I need to make up points.

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
6 years ago

Besides being totally sucko for the past week, is Naquin now in a platoon, and if so is he dumpable for someone like, say, Matt Holliday?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

10 team h2h obp limited moves

Should I start Snell today @ TOR?

alps
alps
6 years ago

you have talked about dropping Saunders for the right guy
Well as much as I like Piscotty, he isnt bringing it either.
Who do you drop 1st.
the waiver pick up would probably be dickerson

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
6 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Baez or Rendon?

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

Rendon or Franco?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Mazuza or Odoubler?

Rather,
Nomar Mazara or Odubel Herrera?

Hanklongball
Hanklongball
6 years ago

Trade my Polanco for his Maikel Franco and Matt Kemp? I’m throwing Bregman at 3B and Didi at short. OF is Harper, Justin Upton and Betts and RBIs/avg are the most sensitive categories.

If I make the move, does Bregman go to short or do I keep Didi?

Hanklongball
Hanklongball
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: thanks Grey, I always appreciate the help. One last question: Lackey or Hammel ROS?

Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke
6 years ago

Which two do you like best out of Altherr, Pederson, Alex Dickerson and Soler?

Raoul Duke
Raoul Duke
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey. Do you think this season ends up being a career year for Wil Myers, or is this a legitimate breakout for him? I know it might be too early to say, but is he in your top 100 for next year? Top 50?

blevins
blevins
6 years ago

Reddick, E. Rosario, Jankowski, Miller, Tomas or Alvarez ROS?

Realmuto
Pujols
Altuve
Lindor
Arenado
Blackmon
K. Davis
Kepler
C. Carter
J. Upton
Ramirez

is my current lineup with Castellanos on the DL

Jon A
Jon A
6 years ago

Abreu, Cain and Cmart for Goldy? If i get Goldy do it right?

Chicken Dinner
Chicken Dinner
Reply to  Jon A
6 years ago

@Jon A: Quickly!

Pu$$y Control
Pu$$y Control
6 years ago

Robbie Ray is the 2nd highest ranked pitcher today by SON. 18.3 I’m picking him up for the stream. Does this seem like a bad idea to you. He is facing Bif Colon @ NY.

BelikeMaik
BelikeMaik
6 years ago

Brotha man countered with villar or Hamilton for my Duffy/chapman in a S/H league. Too much?

Happyharry
Happyharry
6 years ago

Hey Grey. 12 Team,H2H,6X6 – ROS who is the drop out of this group of SP’s?
Pineda, Velasques or Berrios….Thanks,

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
6 years ago

Villar or Daniel Murphy rest of season? Thanks!

herschel
herschel
6 years ago

@Grey: sagnof, maurer or barrett?

Whatever
Whatever
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

Ten Team Mixed Keeper League with OBP. For next year would you rather have a 13 dollar Carrasco or an 18 dollar kyle seager?

Mrs.Featherbottom
Mrs.Featherbottom
6 years ago

Where in the world is Scott Kimmel?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: HAHAHAHA!!! Classic Grey, classic.

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Did the Unbreakable Kimmel Scott got locked in the bathroom….is this an episode I missed (I havent watched season 2 so please no spoilers)

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Ttius gets some?….oh jesus christ

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Charles nelson riley?

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I should be in casting

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
6 years ago

Jack, we needy a gritty cop type who has mother issues and drinks away his past…how about Charles nelson Riley!

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
6 years ago

Steve Cartel doing his Paul Lynde from bewitched

Geoff
6 years ago

Weaver is like a young Jered Weaver as funny as that sounds (no relation). Fly ball pitcher but he’s only allowed 7 homers in 200 minor league innings.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Evaluate trade please:

Odor + Melancon
for
Zobrist + Cueto

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Scott
6 years ago

@Scott: or is this more fair?

Odor + Melancon
for
Zobrist + Scherzer

Maverick
Maverick
6 years ago

In another league, I have three 2B but also have two utilities. I like idea of cutting others off from high end 2B, but if I was going to trade one in a one-year league, who would have the LEAST value for the ROS?

Altuve, Kinsler or Gordon?

Maverick
Maverick
6 years ago

I have locked in on my roster the following: MadBum, Kluber, Quintana, Kershaw (DL)
I will likely hang on to Iwakuma, Gio, Taillon,
My closers are: Colomé, Diaz, Miller,
On my bench and DL…. McCullers, Rodon, Bundy, Musgrove, Nola

It’s a 14-Team Keeper… Would like target another pitcher using these and possibly McCutcheon but think I’d like to hold on Cutch before dealing in the offseason,

Who could I trade?
Targetting Lackey, Porcello, Maeda, Duffy, or other ideas you may have.

What order do I target??? Best reasonable offer to put out there?

JH
JH
6 years ago

Starting fresh off of paternity leave Hammel today home against LAA?

King Andrus
King Andrus
6 years ago

Great write up as always Grey, can’t thank you enough for all you and your team does!
Anyways I could use some advice…shocking huh

ESPN mixed redraft H2H 6×6 w/QS & OPS
Current pitchers: JoFer, Carrasco, Duffy, DeSclafani, Bundy, Gausman, T Anderson, Betances, Dyson, Seung Oh…I also have Rich Hill, McCullers, and Salazar. I had to drop Joe Ross, who I freakin drafted, after his latest setback and move Salazar to the D/L since my bench had no active players.

Anyway there’s quite a few players available I’m interested in but due to the sort of injured pitcher limbo I find myself in, I’m having a tough time figuring out which players make the most sense to add as well as drop for the stretch run. Sorry for being that guy who lists his entire team but I figure you kinda need to know who I have offensively if you’re gonna make any recommendations haha

Batting: Gattis, Miggy, Odor, Desmond, Donaldson, Dan Murphy, Bregman, Betts, Marte, Polanco, Braun, Dahl, Travis

Available:
Pitchers: Alex Reyes, Weaver, Urias, De Leon, Skaggs, Ventura, Paxton, Rodon, Ottavino
Batters: Contreras, Schoop, Nunez, Benintendi, Altherr, Choo, Sanchez, Rupp, Gurriel, Moss

Any advice or suggestions are greatly appreciated! Sorry so wordy

King Andrus
King Andrus
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: Awesome thanks for the quick reply, do you think Joe Ross will provide anymore fantasy value this season?

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Time to drop Duvall in a 10 team league? He is killing me…..Kepler is out there maybe a good replacement?

Gb
Gb
6 years ago

Bedrosian or bour who’s the drop

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

If I can only keep one, who do I keep out of Skaggs or Musgrove?

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
6 years ago

So do you take Daniel Murphy for your Bryce Harper? Is it time to say goodbye to bryce?

I’d have to say goodbye to my team name “Sons of the Harper” Game of thrones reference

Worm Turner
Worm Turner
6 years ago

Hi Grey,
K.D. Land graphic novel- Heh!
Question–
H2H, linear weights points. No limits, no W/L.
Looking to stream two start pitchers.

Available are:
Fartolo @ARI & @SF
Kennedy @DET & MIN
Koehler @CIN & @PIT (last 4 starts have been pretty nice)
Or just roll with:
Eickoff STL
Snell SD

Thanks for all you do.

peacecoast
peacecoast
6 years ago

Jabari Blash is such an awesome name.

curious if you can answer this. If exit velocity on homers is around 95-105 MPH, then can a pitcher throw a ball from home plate for a home run? Conversely can a strong arm outfielder throw it from the fence all the way to home plate with no bounce? I don’t think so.
Charlie Blackmon hit a 425 ft HR yesterday and the exit velo was like 98 MPH.

SOMEONE EXPLAIN IT TO ME.

Scott
Scott
Reply to  peacecoast
6 years ago

@peacecoast: I think it’s the point at which the velocity is measured. If the home run is measured much further away from impact than the pitch is measured from release, then the ball would have slowed down a lot more and thus indicate a higher velocity at the start.

John
John
6 years ago

Starting Santana at home versus Houston (Keuchel)?

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
6 years ago

I must say you called your shot yesterday. I took a dive and you went up in the perts standings. Lately my batting average feels like I have a team full of alex Gordons. This may end up being a wild ride for the finish. …damn I hate that you were right

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: I’ve had lIke 4 good weeks fool. My dead bats are what’s killing me. I’ve gone up in all pitching cats

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: your need to be right is so you. My streamers excluding that god awful Jimmy Nelson start(4 innings 6 ER) was 64.1 innings 62 K’s 2.24 ERA and 4 wins. The ERA got smashed by the really bad Carrasco start and his solid one (3.2 innings 8 earned runs and 7 innings 3 earned runs) and that O’Day blowup. Point is the streamers have been fine, its just eliminating the bad ones by my own starters and BTW, Carrasco aint hurt and he’s on the block

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: All my STREAMERS except one were great, but this is your site and you can’t possibly be wrong

The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
The Hack Formerly Known as Hate
Reply to  Grey
6 years ago

@Grey: but the 4.50 wasnt from streamers, thats my point, but who cares, I went up in pitching by streaming well and didnt hurt myself. Come and get me!

ERad
ERad
6 years ago

I also own Villar and Altuve – samesies!

Vinny Boombatz
Vinny Boombatz
6 years ago

Nunez preferable to Baez?

Stumanji
Stumanji
6 years ago

Glossary terms for the following?
-You pick up a Batty Call and then the guy gets the day off.
-Daily lineup leagues: One of your normal starters gets the day off, so you bench him…then he ends up hitting a pinch hit HR.

Both of these happened to me recently.

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
6 years ago

Bryce Harper has been absolutely killing me. He’s been my weakest player as of late.

I was offered Daniel Murphy for Bryce Harper straight up. It’s absolutely crazy that I have to consider this.

My team:
C: Grandal
1B: E5
2B: Schoop
3B: Frazier
SS: Seager
OF: Starlin Marte, Yasmany Tomas, Khris Davis
Util: Votto, Dahl
Bench: Bryce Harper

What do you think?

B.o.B
B.o.B
6 years ago

My RP: Osuna, Britton, Miller and just picked up Reyes yesterday right when they announced his call-up. Of course soon after they said he’ll be in the bullpen. Is Cody Allen worth owning? Is Reyes? Do you anticipate Cleveland to continue these head games???

Eric
Eric
6 years ago

Dervish for A Miller and T Watson

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

I have found no evidence of this alleged Reyes start coming up. Have you?

Joe
Joe
6 years ago

I have one empty roster slot and also two adds left for the week. These pitchers are all available: Manaea and Graveman (mediOAKers, but Manaea starts at home this week)
Koehler (much better since July)
Luke Weaver (wundercard)
Eovaldi (if not for those HRs

Would you use an add on any of them?

Carl66
Carl66
6 years ago

Keeper question. League where 2B and BB count. Who would you rather keep Rizzo or Arenado?

Post
Post
6 years ago

Pick up Pedro Alvarez, Aaron Altherr, or Joc Pederson for rest of season, no specific counting stat need?

SWAT290
SWAT290
6 years ago

Schoop or Walker 2b ROS?

Thanks!

Frank Dux
Frank Dux
6 years ago

Snell or Salazar ROS and long term dynasty? Injuries decimated my SP, and my OF is littered with young bats. Trying to package a couple up with an SP or two to get Syndergaard, maybe Keuchel and/or Stroman, and Trea Turner (2b also a weak spot for me). Guy asked for Snell, but Snell isn’t injured and can help me Next couple weeks. Whereas Salazar may be better, but out next couple weeks so can’t help. And also looking long term. Snell younger, but is Salazar the better SP? Thanks for the help Grey (and anyone else who chimes in)

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
6 years ago

Vogelson vs SD or Chase Anderson vs ATL?

Thanks!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Start/sit Gio today vs Cle?

Jackie Treehorn
Jackie Treehorn
6 years ago

Better DL Stash – C. Lewis or T. Glasnow?

stu jones
stu jones
6 years ago

Neil Walker: the Supplicant

Duke
Duke
6 years ago

I’ve got a pretty healthy ratio lead this week thanks to Vince V’s dumpster-fire True Detective 2-like performance yesterday. I’m wondering if I should risk running Blake Snell out there today at the Homer Dome tho…

( sees Grey not endorse starting Snell today in the comments above )

I’ll just show myself out then

Grassy Knoll Redding
Grassy Knoll Redding
6 years ago

Hey Grey,

You were very high on Kepler in the podcast with JB. Think he’ll go on another homer streak soon or is MLB pitching finally catching up with how to pitch to him?

Is Brad Miller’s breakout this season for real? He seems like one of those guys who cools down the second you pick him up, then goes cold until you drop him. Or was that just me…? Do you like Kepler over Miller? Benintendi over either of them?

Thanks again!

Here Comes the Pizza
Here Comes the Pizza
6 years ago

What’s up Grey?

Hearing Fenway chant “we want A-Rod” was something I never thought I’d hear in my life. What a bizarre ending this year for the last 2 guys left from the height of the red sox yankees rivalry.

Just saw Jon Snow in an Infiniti commercial and almost made me forget my question haha

Robbie ray (@NYM) or Vogelsong (SD) today? SoN prefers ray but leaning Vogel. Thanks!

Great Bambino
Great Bambino
6 years ago

Start/bench Chase Anderson at home vs Atlanta?

Thanks!

Huddy
Huddy
6 years ago

Ha, “loose moose” comment…fun fact, there’s a bar called the Loose Moose in Toronto, 10 minute walk from Rogers Centre…
Springer Just Dong Duvall OF spots HPerez Franco in utility. Semien SS, picked up Benintendi, see anywhere where I should drop anyone for Bregmen? Thanks

Jedimasters
Jedimasters
6 years ago

Grey should I stream Garcia (SON $14.8) vs Cinn (DeScalafini) today? Stl has been scuffling.

Thank you.

JP
JP
6 years ago

Thanks for the great write up. Who do you like better Altherr or Rosario?

Jon A
Jon A
6 years ago

Please rank for a keeper

Votto, Hosmer, Abreu