“Guten tag, mi amigos. Um, I mean, hola. I am mucho from a Spanish-language country and not at all on the run from the German authorities.” That was the Nazi in Exile as a youth, taking the very conspicuous name German Marquez. Yesterday, was a big-time “Hola, meine frau” as German Marquez took a no-hitter into the 9th inning in Coors, and ended up with 9 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.62 in 92 pitches, as he racked up his 11th Quality Start. My Jewish ancestors would never forgive me, but I want to help the Nazi in Exile, and in the process my better Angels. Well, not my better Angels, just the Angels. Someone disguise their voice, call up the Angels and tell them the Rockies will deal German Marquez for anything, because the Rockies are a very stupid organization. You can tell the Rockies they’re getting a guy named Ham Silliard and just read them Sam Hilliard’s Triple-A stats to them and they’ll go for it. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Elias Diaz – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. How many more games do the Rockies have at home? Okay, grab Diaz for that amount days.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4 and his 25th homer. Slammin’ Kyle Schwarber now has 12 homers in the last ten games; 16 homers in the last 18 games, and needs only one more homer to tie Bonds for most homers in a month by a lefty ever. Somehow, Schwarber has hit more homers this month than pitches he’s seen. How is that possible? How is Kyle Schwarber possible? He has 18 singles in his past 36 base hits, and 18 home runs. Um, that’s insane.

Juan Soto – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. I don’t know how he hit the ball into the ground and out of the park, but I don’t want to question it. Please let this be a sign that Sexy Dr. Pepper is more fizzy than fizzled.

Victor Robles – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. “Hey, if we drop the body into the tank at Red Lobster, we can blame the lobsters–Wait! Robles moved! He’s alive!”

Joe Ross – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.02. Know what kind of season Ross is having? A great season if you have him in NL-Only, and kinda unownable in mixers. You can check the Streamonator, but I doubt it ever likes him. The track record just isn’t very good.

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-2 and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Obviously, he’s seeing the ball well. He’s hot. It’s good. So the Rays are in a one-run game, and Cash removes him for the worm killer, Yandy Diaz. Cash ruins everything around me, CREAM get the money.

Mike Zunino – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, hitting .207. Zunino’s having a good Zunino year. Makes sense, I guess.

Rich Hill – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.70. ACKCHUALLY an impressive start. No, he didn’t have his best stuff. Shoot, he didn’t have Julio Teheran’s best stuff, but he battled back and ended up making it not half bad. Streamonator loves his next, and I could see it.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 27th and 28th homer. Between him and Schwarber, you can set your watch by them homering. If you have a homers and at-bats hand on your watch. Cool watch, if you do. If you’re wondering what’s going on with Ohtani, a pitcher leads the majors in home runs. Ya know, your basic shizz you see all the time.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer. Wake me when he also throws 101 MPH and strikes out 14+ guys per nine. Snooze if not.

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. Loving Sanchez this year. Dot dot dot. Okay, in the last ten days I’ve started to like him.

Miguel Andujar – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. Meh, whatever, you were so two weeks ago. I’ve moved on, homey.

Aaron Ashby – Called up by the Brewers to presumably work out of the bullpen, and Ashby will update the timeless Harold and Maude. Prospect Itch said about Ashby, “Over the Top is a film about Arm Wrestling featuring the super-syllabic stylings of Slyvester Stallone, written by Sly and Stirling Silliphant. If you haven’t seen it, I envy you. You’ve got a wonderfully ridiculous 80’s afternoon in your future. ‘Over the top’ is also an apt description of Aaron Ashbys delivery, which gives all four of his pitches slightly different spin angles than hitters typically see. If he can find a way to command it, he’s got a good chance to be effective as a starter. If not, he’ll still carve out a career as a bullpen piece. Also, I’d like to carve up Grey.” Okay, what the hell? Ashby’s command is a mess — think a young FreddyKBB — so I’d leave him for deep leagues.

Jose Urquidy – Dealing with shoulder discomfort. Can’t believe those bagged mandarins that fell out in my trunk lasted longer. Cuties > Uracutie.

Alex Bregman – Dusty Baker said Bregman is at least a month away. Better chance of Ingmar Bergman returning for a game of chess.

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-5, 1 run as he got his 10th game in the outfield. Now move him back to DH for the remainder of the year with those knees bubble wrapped.

Cedric Mullins – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .323. Mullins making a last-minute case for the All-Star Game, which should’ve been more no doubt than Gwen Stefani.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .239. He’s so overdue I honestly can’t even remember why I ever liked him. I did though. I think.

Nick Solak – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, as he was moved to the 8-hole. Hitting behind Eli White and Jonah Heim is not what I had in mind when drafting Nick Solak. Never saw the scouting report that gave his bat a, “Eh, it’s like a notch below a Jewish youth league replacement player.”

Joey Gallo – 2-for-3, and his 17th and 18th homer, hitting .230, and his 5th homer in the last three games. Looking for a guy who could pull a Schwarber? Is that a thing, pulling a Schwarber? It is now! Gallo could pull a Schwarber.

Matt Chapman – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer. The last time Matt Chapman was hitless it was June 10th or 16 Kyle Schwarber homers ago.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .251. Also, Mitch Moreland (1-for-4) hit his 6th homer. Both homers came off Ian Kennedy (1 IP, 2 ER). Usually lefties are much nicer to a Kennedy in NoCal.

Drew Pomeranz – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.84, as he was activated from the IL, after having a shoulder issue. Has any pitcher returned in the same season, after a shoulder injury, and been fine? Don’t answer, just look puzzled. That’s my favorite face of yours.

Blake Snell – Was scratched with “Wait, that’s his home/road splits? We can’t seriously be starting him on the road.” We’ll see if he’s able to return for his next home start.

Tommy Pham – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (12), hitting .263. His June 6/5/.310 across six months would make a heck of a slash line. *Pham winces* Sorry, bad choice of words.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .324. Think we’ve glossed over how Winker went from a 200th overall draft pick to securely a top 25 guy. In a Winker of an eye.

Kenta Maeda – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.56. He is so broke.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. The Son of Donald finally made my autocorrect look smart with duck duck duck all over it.

Luis Robert – Has been cleared to ramp up baseball activities. Commence the ball scratching, as they say in doctor’s parlance. Robert (and Eloy) are prolly going to return in August vs. September, as initially feared.

Lucas Giolito – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.84. Anyone who could only get one strikeout in a game should never be drafted in the top 15 overall.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .270. This guy I just met gave me the handwritten liner notes that were used for Pink Floyd’s Animals. Really entrusting me with them, so it’s a bit careless to put them by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Caleb Smith – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.08. His peripherals don’t back up his ERA, but Streamonator likes his next start, and his 10.5 K/9 makes me more than willing.

Mauricio Dubon – Optioned to Triple-A. Everyone on the Giants got so good, and Mauricio remained the same.

Trevor Bauer – Being investigated for assault of a woman. Write down on a postcard the worst possible handling of this situation, then mail it to the league office. From the worst possible handlings of the situation, Rob Manfred will be selecting punishments on the field prior to the All-Star Game.

Max Muncy – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 17th homer, and three homers in the last four games. I looked at his Statcast numbers the other day, and, since then, I’ve been *makes heart sign with hands by heart, arrow shoots me* …I wasn’t making a target.

Tylor Megill – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.82. Igill, Megill, Yougill–Sorry, I was practicing my Megillian. Megill took a step forward during the minor league shutdown — now possesses a 95 MPH fastball, and decent slider, but it all goes back to the command. Outside of NL-Only, where everyone is owned, Megill’s risky due to iffy command.

James McCann – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .240. Based on nothing, I could see McCann having a much better 2nd half, and not simply because he couldn’t be much worse.

Michael A. Taylor – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (5), hitting .239. In this game, Whit Merrifield (2-for-4) also slammed (8) and legged (22), and Ryan O’Hearn (3-for-5, 2 RBIs) hit his 6th homer, and, like, the 12th homer in the last week. This box score, honestly, had me questioning whether I had Monday’s box score open by mistake because all the same guys were homering on the Royals. M.A.T. and O’Hearn are two of the biggest hot schmotatoes, and Merrifield is tiptoeing in front of the TV like Santa’s Little Helper trying to get other teams’ attention.

Jean Segura – 0-for-2, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. Segura missed two weeks, which is “I left my last two weeks in El Segundo” in Spanish.

Vince Velasquez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.22. Will be petitioning my fantasy league that I meant to pick up Velasquez and not Pivetta. Seven votes overturns my stupidity. Wish me luck. Streamonator liked this Velasquez start, and hates his next.

Jose Alvarado – 1 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.25, and the save, which was not worth any of the stress I had to deal with to get the save. My God man is Alvarado unable to make anything easy. It’s like he starts every hitter with a 3-2 count. About to start calling him The Full Count.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. Welp, I guess he’s homering again on Wednesday.

Trevor Rogers – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.14. Talked to Mish the other day, the Marlins’ beat writer who told us Jesus Sanchez was coming up a week in advance and Corey Dickerson wanted to be traded. Mish told me Rogers is throwing 170 IP this year, so many more than I expected. That’s basically how many IP I’d expect from anyone, so he’s not a Sell necessarily.

Hector Santiago – Suspended for 10 games after the umps confiscated his glove. Rosin is allowed, but not allowed on pitchers’ gloves. Should just have a catapult under the mound for when a pitcher touches his glove.

Ty France – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .261, and 2nd homer in three games. When France hits a home run, they call that a French fly.

Marcus Semien – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and a slam (19) and legs (10), hitting .286. Kinda appropriate Semien’s on the Jays, because MLB Semien is pretty much how they built the Jays’ lineup.

Bo Bichette – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer. As I write up my top 100 for the 2nd half on the backend of the site, let’s just say the Jays are very represented.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.43. There’s so many bigger storylines this year, but it does feel like we’re not talking enough about how Robbie Ray just decided to throw nothing but strikes this year.

Corey Dickerson – Sent to the Jays with Adam Cimber for Joe Panik. Panik goes to Miami just so Pitbull can wear his jersey. Corey Dickerson is in a walking boot for another month-plus at least, so you might be wondering why the Jays got him. Well, I have that answered, too. You ever get a parking ticket and hold onto it for five years, putting it under your windshield wiper whenever you park so meter maids don’t give you a new ticket? That’s why you want to roster a guy with the walking boot. No one else will get a boot on your team. And Cimber was brought in because the Jays are big Lion King fans.

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Ken
Ken
1 year ago

I feel really good about streaming Marquez for a one hitter. How do you like his next start vs stl @coors?

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

half worried otani got hurt, LAA and nobody else have yet to remark on his 2 outs, 1 K, 7 ER, then removed from hitting at that moment too. LAA have arguably the absolute worst injury cover ups in the shortish term (remember when g.richards during game when removed in about the 3rd or 4th was “tired”, then for 2.5 more days it was called “dehydration” then finally at that point it was a torn elbow tendon)

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

uh oh, maybe chapman’s got yet another woman tied up in a garage or shed somewhere, he’s looking stressed out real bad (or injured). it’s hard work to keep somebody alive in the summer in a shed. plus gotta remember to NOT use the pitching hand, bruises are rough on that.

JC
JC
1 year ago

Bell, Kepler, Santander, Berti. Please pick 1.
Pagan, Pom, Kopech, Garrett, Petit, Loup. Please pick 2 for holds.

JC
JC
1 year ago

I was offered Bauer for my Gausman. Neither particularly dominant lately. In 4th place in 12 teamer. Assault charges I imagine driving this offer. Thoughts?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

Why would you do that to yourself? Gausman has been better too.

JC
JC
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

Never mind. I had only heard the rumor not the details.

Joe
Joe
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

Can anyone pitch without the sticky? Who knows. Hitting might win your league.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

gausman. consistentcy.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

but not me in spelling. knew that looked wrong.

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

So I’m thinking ahead on replacing Bauer in a whacky league that counts the usual 5×5 but also includes L’s and Total Bases Allowed ( both negative categories).

Who do you like out of:

Pamino (potential callup?)
Wainwright
Kikuchi
McClanahan
Skubal
Eflin
Alzolay
Heaney

League is 10 team. Keep 10

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  ashtray
1 year ago

Theres also thompson and muller

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

At what point do you decide to drop under performing hitters such as E. Rosario, Cron, Eugenio Suarez.

Wait until after All Star Break or sooner/later??

I know only play Cron in Coors-but that’s a roster spot taken during non Coors weeks.

Not like much is on the wire but could go Votto over Cron or try and trade headache Montas for J. Bell.

Just asking.

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok time to move on

Steverino
Steverino
1 year ago

Praise the Lourdes!

Ralphy
Ralphy
1 year ago

Which side?

Walsh, Romano, Framber Valdez or Yu, Kimbrel?

Ralphy
Ralphy
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey! You’re a huge help. Who do you like more ROS? Adolis Garcia, Walsh, Laureano?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

In 2nd place in a 12 team Roto with 30 player rosters. Leading the league in overall hitting but my pitching could use a bit of help being middle of the pack in ERA, WHIP & Saves.
Current SP are:
Gausman,
Gray,
Hendricks
Rodon,
Means (no IL but holding him)
Snell (just picked up a week ago for home games if nothing else; hoping he figures it out)
Valdez
Montas
Maeda
Irvin
Stripling
Gilbert
RP:
Iglesias
Pressly
Garrett
Romano
Available are: Sale, Wood, Minor, Gray, Flexon, Ross, Smyly, ERod, Cobb, Kelly, CMart, Vlad, & Sandoval
I am in 5 such leagues & this is the only one Sale is available despite the no IL. Getting sick of Maeda & Montas but don’t really want to swap them out for a different SP with different issues .
Can you offer a word on any moves I might make given the league & situation?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks …that’s Sonny Gray on my team so I assume he is a hold
I need to play more RP in the weekly lineups as well. 2nd in Wins & 3rd in K’s but my ratios are suffering & I could have more Saves as well.
Hendricks was also a WW pick-up so I am trying not to be too hasty with any drops. But Maeda & Montas are shitting the bed more times then not.
I appreciate you answering our questions …have a good evening

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
1 year ago

Ima call my batty call Bobby B Miltin’ Bradley, because he comes on like Trout!

Herschel
Herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: Patito getting the call for the rays. You adding in 12 team redrafts?

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

turns out appearing to be a psycho in social media sometimes correlates to being real life psychos, sometimes (wink wink).

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

JFC just read the Bauer piece what a psychopath.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

LA may have dodged a bullet with his 1-year deal approach.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Duvall, Bradley or Jesus?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Duvall does it again.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

How are we supposed to keep up with this guy?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
1 year ago

wouldn’t worry about l.garcia’s BB’s in 1st inning. i’m checking it now and at least 6 of the “balls” weren’t balls.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

rotoworld confirmed how f’d the umps did him too specifically (one “BB” at bat where mancini was thrown 7 strikes no balls”)

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
1 year ago

Soto down.

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh – good to hear. I was doom scrolling and got bummed out.

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh, and BTW – Bauer is going to be suspended for a looooooooong time, and then will likely be elected as a GOP senator somewhere or get a job on Newsmax.

Disturbing read below:
https://www.si.com/mlb/2021/06/30/trevor-bauer-assault-domestic-violence-victim-restraining-order-details?utm_source=reddit.com

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Mrs. Featherbottom
1 year ago

these don’t always end badly for the rich player. most people still think of kobe as some kind of hero. now as to whether they should end badly, that’s another question, assuming he did this stuff. and they almost NEVER end as badly as if say you/me or a regular person actually did this. we’d be thrown in actual prison. there are instances of serial rapist/stick up men mostly NFL players going into the actual can for doing str up sociopath stuff.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

darren sharper comes to mind (serial rapist). l.phillips (stick up thief).

Steverino
Steverino
1 year ago

Unless you need an RBI to win an H2H matchup, there are few trombones sadder than the one that playes when your guy delivers a bases-loaded sac fly.

Steverino
Steverino
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Not many guys I wish I’d drafted more than Castellanos…

ellis
ellis
1 year ago

Top 3 options for saves ROS, thank you!

Romano Trivino Graveman Dick-Rod McGee

ellis
ellis
Reply to  ellis
1 year ago

Should I wait a few days and see what happens with Dick-Rod or add him now expecting him to go to a closer situation if/when he is dealt

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
1 year ago

No Schwarber solo shot today.

Sell high window is closing! Cut him now while you still can!

Jefe
Jefe
1 year ago

Just great stuff. Keep it up! How would you rank these SP moving forward: Eovaldi, G Marquez, Montas, Brubaker and Gilbert.

Jefe
Jefe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Appreciate it! Need to add two.

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

In deeper leagues do you prefer Muller or Weathers for a steam start? Appreciate it!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Weathers at Cin and Muller vs Miami

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I know your 2nd galf rankings will come out around the all star break. Would you be looking to see if you can buy gleyber torree on the cheap now for 2nd half?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

your 2nd half buy can just be my roster

dubjay
dubjay
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Are you starting Kikuchi @TOR? He has great numbers away from home and even better numbers on day games. Im tempted.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 year ago

10 TM NL-Only H2H

Who would you speculate for the PIT closer role in anticipation of Rodriguez being dealt? Seems Crick is first in line, but Bednar is most likely the future. Bednar can be kept in our league for $1.

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Yanks bullpen usage with Chad Green is confusing lately – letting him go 2+ innings last 2 times out so he can’t pitch in any HLDs situations over the next few games. Not sure if I should swap him out for another S+HLDAGNOF

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I was thinking Pomeranz if he converts a couple more, or Amir Garrett since he’s rolling off a few scoreless innings right now

Dude
Dude
1 year ago

Can Zunino keep this up? He just hit another HR. Would you drop Sean Murphy for him? If I do, someone will definitely pick him up. So I guess ROS who do you go with?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Please rate: ROS: Mike Conforto; Tyler O’Neil; and Justin Upton And how long would you expect Justin to be on IL?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Do you think Justin is very short-term on DL?

I’d be cutting Conforto — drop for O’Neil or Justin?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Heyo Grey,

A. Trying to decide who to bench this week out of the following starts:

Stripling vs TB
Long @ARI
Alzolay @CIN
McClan @TOR

B. I also might be able to pick up Hill for @TOR – I was surprised that the Streamonator loves this start against that lineup in that ballpark…. Based on the 4 starts mentioned in Part A, does Hill’s start make it into the top 3? I would probably be dropping Long for Hill and then starting Hill over which out of Strip, Alzolay, or McClan?

Sorry if that’s confusing!

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Alright, lemme re-ask:

C. Which are the bottom TWO starts out of:

Stripling vs TB
Long @ARI
Alzolay @CIN
McClan @TOR
Hill @TOR

D. Who would your drop out of Strip, Long, Alzolay, McClan to pick up Hill if at all? Guessing Long or Alzolay.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Which side? J Ram or Walsh, Moncada and Romano.

Drew
Drew
1 year ago

Drop Cesar Hernandez for Wisdom for an infield bench bat? OPS scoring

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That solves that. Adames also on the wire. Drop Cesar for him or hold?

KevinB
KevinB
1 year ago

Hi Grey!

Dylan Cease revisited …

Dylan Cease seems to be a little consistent. He has been alternating good and bad starts for the past 10 starts. What is your current analysis on Dylan Cease? Is he worth keeping on a RCL roster?

KevinB
KevinB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I hope the Ks you are referring to are strikeouts and not the Killing of ERA and WHIP. LOL

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

That Ashby debut went swimmingly. I am slow, but one thing I learned this year is not having a minor league season last year really hurt all prospects. It is exponential too; all prospects were affected. Despite how good of a season anyone has put up in the minors this year (Ashby not good numbers there), the quality of the competition is also a year behind in development. All milb 2021 stats are even more diluted than they typically are.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

It sounds like the Pirates are close to trading R Rodriguez. Who do you think his replacement is there and if the Jays get him, they are moving Romano out of the closer role right?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So try to trade Romano now?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

It sounds like the Pirates are close to trading R Rodriguez. Who do you think his replacement is there and if the Jays get him, they are moving Romano out of the closer role right?

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
1 year ago

I know now is the time of year you’ll bump up pitching in your ranks, what type of arm do you see Musgrove as ROS? top 15 ish?

Also Ryu or Gray? ROS thanks

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Now that Yordan has OF, I am looking to move one of Conforto, O’Neill, or Pham for a SP. It is an OBP and SLG league so Pham and O’Neill have both been top 10-15 OF so far.

Looking at Player Rater, I am wanting a top 20-30 pitcher and some names that are available from teams needing OF are: Bassitt, Urias, Alcantara, Stroman, Desclafani, and Ray.

1) Of the 3 OFs I mentioned, which would you be looking to sell?

2) Of the SPs I mentioned, who are your top 3 targets for ROS in a QS league?

P.S. – You really gave it to B Don on the podcast, I died laughing when you pointed out he was totally wrong about Kimbrel in 2019 hahaha. He is doing his best though!

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you sir! Enjoy your hump day

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

Add Schwarber over gurriel jr , Moncada, jazz or hold

8 team redraft

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Holds loaisiga or Pomeranz?

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
1 year ago

H2H, 6×6

Need to drop two from:

Sonny Gray (returning to start on Friday)
Hoerner (returning this weekend)
Alzolay
German Marquez
Eovaldi
Kikuchi
Wong
India

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Thoughts on Alex Kirloff in a keep-8 12 team roto league? An early thoughts on comps for his 2022 outlook? Just noticed his ~.318 xBA! I have Melancon but am not contending for the top spot, so looking to swap him for keeper (or bundle for a stud keeper). Thanks.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Duda!! Heard your shoutout on the pod yesterday, congrats homie!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Keeks
1 year ago

Nice gotta listen! It’s the first thing in my queue.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks for the help!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

I’d at least take Kirilloff over Melancon in a keeper.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
1 year ago

Hey Grey!
Great writeup as usual.
12 tm 6×6 H2H, QS, OPS league
Hitters: Gary, Kirilloff, Jazz, Kebryan, Tatis, Riley, Alvarez, Verdugo, Cruz, Pham, Conforto, Gleyber, B. Lowe IL: Franmil
Pitchers: Woodruff, Gausman, Mccullers, Eovaldi, Bassitt, Ray, Kikuchi, Disco, I. Anderson, Mize, Jo Mo

1. Which pitcher or hitter would you drop for a stream spot?
2. Who do I drop when Franmil returns?

Thanks so much for the help

Cram It
Cram It
1 year ago

Is anyone else having a problem with Fantrax mobile? Shizz won’t load for the last few days. I’m really handicapped here!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oof. Okay, as long it’s not just me.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I agree, its terrible!

Padres are starting Weathers tomorrow. Is he worth a pick up in a 10 team mixed?

ERad
ERad
1 year ago

Cedric Mullins out here quietly on pace for a 30/30 season, hitting .320 – NO BIG DEAL

He’s been an absolute joy to own this year, can we say that in 2021?

Tho TBH – he seems like the type of guy you’ll be out on next year cause his draft price is gonna skyrocket, and can he really keep this up?

Bobby
Bobby
1 year ago

Trade Gallen & Mancini for Merrifield? Have strong pitching and OF, but could use help at 2B (currently have India and waiting on Brujan)

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

You mean I should have streamed the Rockies catcher instead of the useless Yonathan Daza?
Doh!

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 year ago

Skubal or MCCLANAHAN ROS

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? It’s been 110+ here the last couple of days so finally my wife, the dog, and myself said “f*ck it” and went and got a hotel room for a couple nights. Been just sitting in the AC and watching Euro 2020 cause nothing else is on during the middle of the day.

Anythehoo, was watching the Blue Jays/M’s game yesterday afternoon and some middle-aged dude caught a foul ball. We’ve all seen that 1,000 times over. However, this time instead of giving the ball to the closest kid, he kept it, sat down and just kind of smirked. Don’t know the reaction of the fans cause the camera cut away pretty quick, but it reminded of when I was a college student and beat some middle-school aged kid at 3pt bump during halftime of a basketball game for a free Domino’s Pizza. A handful of fans booed me, so I gave my pizza to the kid.

Which brings me to my question for you, If you’ve never caught a foul ball at a MLB game are you allowed to keep it without feeling shame? Or, are you a schmuck for not giving it up to younger fan? I got questions y’all.

Have a good one!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah…greater Seattle area. Have no idea if it’s good pizza or not, cause the fans shamed me into giving it away. It was Domino’s back in the late 90s, so probably not that great.

I caught a foul ball at a Eugene Emeralds Single-A game like 15 years ago. I ran after it a bit down the 1st baseline to make the catch. Three fans cheered and then a portly kid came huffing up behind me and held out his hand. I just looked at him for a second and he said “thanks for the ball”. I continued looking at him and then his scantily-clad obese mother from 40 feet away shouted “Aren’t you going to give him the ball?” I should of kept it, but I flipped it to him. So it goes…

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

HAHA

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

New Canadian record set in Lytton, BC (160 miles NE of Vancouver) 118 F (47.9 C). Just 91 F here yesterday; predicting 100 for Friday.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

There’s a reason Vin and I live where we do, and it’s not for the 110+ heat in late June:)

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Slimcompoop
1 year ago

Catching a ball at a game is on my bucket list. There is no way I’m just handing if off to a kid.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

yeah F that. let the parents spoil whoever seed thinks it wants something.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Who’s the cut when Reyes is activated — Conforto or Sanchez? I also have Kiriloff but prefer keeping him since he also plays 1B and is my only flexibility since Reyes is only DH.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry – I meant Jesus Sanchez.

Bish
Bish
1 year ago

Grey,

should I drop Brantley at OF and pick up Y.Alvarez now that’s he’s eligible? It’s a pts league, and they actually have similar totals – just get there in different ways.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: need to drop one of the following. who gets cut? mize, sandoval, stripling, gilbert?

Thanks!

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

Stasis, S. Murphy, McCann ROS:

Thank you

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey, Can I piggyback on this question.

Only difference is 10T 5×5 Category Keeper League.

Also add Narvaez to the list. Thanks

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Answer still McCann? Currently own S. Murphy

JP
JP
1 year ago

Pick 2 of 3 (ROS): Tapia, Conforto, Carlson

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Grey, who has better future Lux or Carlson long term? Tried Kelenic he’s not moving him

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 year ago

Schwarber or Soto ROS in a 5×5 roto redraft?

I need a steady diet of HR and RBI.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Last question of the day!

Top 2 starts this week (points league)

Kelly or Cueto tomorrow in ARI vs SF
Flexen vs TEX
Adbert @ CIN
Smyly vs MIA

Danny
Danny
1 year ago

Jon Gray vs Pit in Coors

Start in a QS league?

TriplePlay
TriplePlay
1 year ago

Need some pitching help so I thought I would ask the master.
ROS rank:
Skubal, e-rod, Zach Thompson, matz
Thanks for all your wonderful info

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

Who is the better stash in a redraft (5×5) – Eloy or Robert. I started with both, dropped both, and now don’t want to miss out if they can provide any significant stats this year.

thanks.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

I am learning from you when to hold them and when to play them:

The following players are available on waivers:

Andrew McCutchen
La Monte Wade
Wilmer Flores

I could drop Robbie Grossman. If you think that two of these guys are special, then I will review my roster.

Thanks for your advice!!

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Need one (points league)

Lourdes
Hiura
France

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Abraham was 1 for 3 last night with 3 RBIs. Toro! Toro!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Your advice on starting pitching for me has been near brilliant. Thanks

I need help with relief pitchers. I only have one relief pitcher. Yusmeiro Petit has gone off the tracks. He only 17 points in the last 30 days. The following relief pitchers have over 50 point over the last 30 days are available. Would you pick up any of them and then drop Petit?

Tyler Wells Bal – SP,RP
Garrett Whitlock Bos – SP,RP
Ranger Suárez Phi – RP
Brad Boxberger Mil – RP
Hirokazu Sawamura Bos – RP
Nick Sandlin Cle – RP
Chris Stratton Pit – SP,RP
Aaron Loup NYM – RP
Brent Suter Mil – SP,RP

Thanks again!!

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
1 year ago

Grey, no baseball related comment, just an honest thanks for your writing.

13 years strong (by the looks of it). Keep it up.

Jolt

chris pierce
chris pierce
1 year ago

Grey 10 team keeper OBP league.

I’m out of playoff race and selling.

2022

Trade Judge/ Reyes A for flahgerty /Kelenic?

Rebuild mode.

I have tatis and Eloy.

Pitchers would be gallen glasnow skubul & flahgerty .

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

12 team 5×5 roto

1) Do you like either of these streamers for tomorrow?

JoMo v. LAA ($5.3)
Cueto @Ari (-$4.4)

2) Do you like any of these streamers for Friday?

Logan Gilbert v. Tex ($12)
JT Brubaker v. Mil ($6.4)
Alex Cobb v. Bal ($8.2)

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
1 year ago

12 team roto…who’s better ROS, I.Happ or K.Calhoun?

Ian from the Heights
Ian from the Heights
1 year ago

5X5 H2H playoff league in 2ns currently. Offense stronger than pitching.

C-IKF
1st – Olson
2nd – Cron
3rd – Jram
SS – TA
CI – Walsh
MI – Baez
OF – Mook, Reynolds, Gallo, Myers
UTIL – Story Rendon
BN – Yaz

SP – Peralta, Hendricks, Fried, Ryu, Paddack, Mclanahan, Gonsolin
RP – Hader Romano Holland Alvarado Robles

IL – Flaherty Eloy Plesac Carrasco

Looking at Ryus peripherals thinking I can get same name value for him in a trade. Cease appears to be a breakout guy down the stretch with strong riphs. Was thinking of offering Ryu/Myers for Cease/Pham. Would you do that?

Thanks!

BAC
BAC
1 year ago

11 team 5×5

Are we streaming Matz +10.1 today home against Seattle. Great matchup, terrible home park.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I am.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
1 year ago

But Grey is way smarter than me.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m sure he’ll get lit up based on the week I’m having. Do you not like his stats? He’s had a decent run lately besides the loss to HOU and the Ms can’t hit.