*zooms microscope in on Gerrit Cole‘s spin rates on Statcast, accidentally zooms too close and cracks computer screen* Oopsie. Yesterday, Gerrit Cole (5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.66) had his ass handed to him, and not in a good way, like, “Hey, he’s got extra ass now like Vladimir Guerrero Jr.” The funniest or saddest, depending on whether you’re Gerrit Cole, is him giving up all kind of homers, then having his hat and glove checked by the umps. Wish someone would’ve warned me about Gerrit Cole and spin rates being checked in, say, March. WAIT A MINUTE! Someone did! It was March Grey. Damn, March Grey, you smart son of a bee! My Gerrit Cole schmohawk post from March is basically all about the spin rates, and how they’re in danger of coming back to earth. Dot dot dot. Coming back to earth unlike all the home runs the Red Sox hit off Cole yesterday. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Corey Kluber – Out until at least September. He has been able to play catch, but it’s with a dog, who isn’t well-trained. We will continue to monitor this.

Zack Britton – Hit the IL with a hamstring injury. Zack injured it walking up to the hostess stand to correct her, “It’s Zack with a K.”

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .285. Just realized the Yanks’ lineup has Odor and a guy who is the size of Hodor. They just need a Jesus, so they can have a Jesus H. Odor.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .300. Just Dong because the alternative makes me shudder.

Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, as he returns to the leadoff slot, because…Alex Cora lost a bet? Alex Cora spun a bottle and that’s who it landed on? Your guess = my guess.

Christian Vazquez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, as it apparently worked to hypnotize Vazquez into thinking it was the 1st week of the season.

Mike Soroka – Out for the year as he re-tore his Achilles. Achilles returned from the original Achilles’ injury quicker than Soroka. Call med schools, we’re renaming the Achilles the Soroka.

Kyle Muller – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.70. I already gave you my Muller report. It was a perfect phone call! Muller’s command worries me for mixed leagues, but he could be the type to surprise people. By the way, I love how there’s scouting reports for everyone, but you get the sense that no one reads them. So, people saying Muller won’t throw strikes goes in one ear out the other, until hitters have actually faced him.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer. Tildaddy says you can help him wash his Pontiac!

Austin Riley – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer. For Riley, May was great, June was terrible. We’ll see what July and beyond has in store, and if July & Beyond takes any of these stupid coupons in my glove compartment.

Framber Valdez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.11. Didn’t have his best stuff, but powered through for a 86-pitch complete game.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.08, but he hasn’t allowed a run across his last 14 IP. Bunch of hard contact yesterday, so wasn’t as pretty as his last few, but I would continue to add him.

Michael Fulmer – Hit the IL with a cervical spine strain. That sounds painful, but is really just neck pain, said a guy who just spent three minutes on WebMD. Jose Cisnero is the likely Tigers’ closer, or until he’s used in a weird way, and Gregory Soto starts getting saves.

Tarik Skubal – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 BBs, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.06. I’ve been hard on Skubal, in the non-sexual way, but he looked great yesterday, arguably his best career start. Just untouchable slider stuff to lefties and a 11 to 5 curve to righties. Streamonator doesn’t love his next one, and his command can go sideways (literally), but was pretty impressed yesterday.

Keston Hiura – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .149. 2nd homer since he returned, and I could see grabbing him, but the strikeouts are one million percent still there.

Eric Lauer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Streamonator loved this start, and if you started Lauer, then bless the tiny melons in your pants, they are truly engorged.

Kyle Gibson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.00. Incredibly, Gibson pitched this entire game with his agent, and his agent’s assistant sitting at a desk next to the mound, in the field of play, taking calls from other teams. In all seriousness, can you imagine any team calling the Rangers about a trade?

Rangers, “So, is Wilson Ramos available?”
“Um, this is the Mets. He played for us last year, and he was released by the Tigers so you can have him for free.”
“…really? Hmm, we’ll trade you Adolis Garcia for him.”
“We don’t have him, and we’re calling about Kyle Gibson!” I.e., the Rangers are one of the dumbest franchises. Thankfully, the Rangers and Rockies are both sellers, because if they were on the phone together, it would just be one long dur.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 3rd homer in two games, and five homers in eight games. “Just cough into the phone.” “What?” “You heard me.” That’s Joey Gallo asking Schwarber to pass on some of what he’s got.

Willie Calhoun – Hit the IL with a fractured left forearm. All I have to say about Calhoun is at least Buxton’s good when healthy.

Zach Thompson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.00. Before this start, to activate Bellinger, I dropped Thompson and held Cody Poteet, in one of my deepest leagues. Like a massive idiot! Any hoo! Thompson goes to The A-T-L next, Streamonator hates it, but the Marlins only develop aces, so…who knows? I don’t trust Thompson, though.

Josh Bell – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .229. Also, in this game, Treat Urner (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 12th homer, and it’s so hard for me to look at the Nats’ box scores without crying for 20 minutes about Juan Soto.

Shane McClanahan – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.09. In case you’re wondering, not matter what McClanahanananananan does the rest of this year, I’m already going to be too high on him next year.

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .203. Decided to take a deeper look at Lowe. Guess you could say I went *pinkie to mouth* Lowe’r. What looks to be happening is he’s chasing more, and even worse is he’s making contact. Good way to make more outs is to swing at bad pitches and hit them into the defense. Is it fixable? Don’t see why not.

Shohei Ohtani – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (25) legs (11). Is this the greatest season in the history of baseball? When you consider what he’s doing as a hitter and pitcher, well, you realize it can’t be so good. In this game alone, Phil Gosselin hit his 2nd homer yesterday and he has a 0.00 ERA, and, elsewhere, Sean Manaea has a 1.000 AVG. Good luck beating that, Ohtani!

Patrick Sandoval – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.89. I like Sandoval, in general, but it’s not love, and I view him mostly as an Anaheim Streamroller. With that said, Streamonator loves his next, and so do I.

Ross Stripling – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.27. What Stripling’s been doing recently is good, and would continue to roster him in almost all leagues, but, as I watched him yesterday, I did remember how scary Buffaloronto Wild Winds Park is.

Ryan Mountcastle – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, hitting .264. Hit 8 homers and ~.350 in June, which is great if we’re going to get Mountcastle picked up by Netflix and another season with the cast returning. Shame the Mountcastle spin-off B.O.H.M., that was brought to us by the same creators, never worked out.

Tejay Antone – Hit the IL with a forearm strain. That’s weird, he had a forearm injury two weeks ago. It’s almost like if you’re a pitcher, you can’t just return from a forearm injury. Hunh. *licks pencil point, makes note, 30 years later, diagnosed with lead poisioning* Damn it! Now that the Reds are Sans Antone, well, who knows with that 9th inning of theirs, but Brad Brach is the only one I’d continue to go near.

Luis Castillo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.14. For better or worse, hopefully better not worse, I’m now starting Castillo in every league.

Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.20 vs. Jacob deGrom – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.69. Eflin and deGrom’s ERAs to end this game were 4.20/0.69, which is baseball ratios speak for Stoned Horny Time.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.20. This was Wheeler’s return to Metco, and after the game he visited the Long Island Matzzes to pay tribute.

Jose Alvarado – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.79, as he entered the 8th. Maybe what Girardi meant was Alvarado would be used to create save opportunities. Like Michelle Pfeiffer, the Phils’ bullpen womb is polluted. Anyone who gets the “closer nod” in Philly should immediately walk into the ocean and never return. Any hoo! If you want to go for Archie Bradley (1 IP, 1 ER, and his 1st save yesterday, ERA at 4.24) tell me how it goes!

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Max Kranick – 5 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 0 walks, 0.00 ERA as he keeps his improbable run going to start his career, as it’s been exactly five innings in, and he’s perfect. Yesterday, the rain hit harder than Karnick’s opponent, the Cards. Kranick has a 95 MPH fastball, and basically nothing else. I didn’t even put in a bid for him in my NL-Only leagues.

Nico Hoerner – Rehabbing in Triple-A. Grab him now! *no one actually does pick him up* Sigh.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in two games. Can it be, is it really, Bellinger is actually getting hot? Only two more homers until he catches the all-world Zach McKinstry (2-for-4, 4 RBIs), who hit a grand slam yesterday.

Clayton Kershaw – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 3.25. They call that vintage. From the Burgundy region of South Los Angeles. Actually, Justin Turner’s from the Burgundy region. Hmm, make that, the Burginghy.

Julio Urias – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.95. Thinking back at how I said Urias could win the Cy Young this year and laughing hysterically to offset how dumb I appear, but the laughing makes me seem dumber. With that said, nice start from Urias.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .299. “I remember him when he was a kid.” That’s dirt watching Cruz.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer, hitting .251. Due to all the Donaldson questions I get, if you would’ve told me Donaldson had two homers on the year, I would’ve believed you. Some of you act you don’t have any shares of Cody Bellinger.

Andrelton Simmons – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .246, but hitting over-.300 in the last week, and has been hot over the last couple of days. Whispering a schmotato alert.

Josh Naylor – Involved in a nasty collision with Ernie Clement, who threw Naylor so badly, it looked like it was Eric Cement. Hopefully, Naylor’s okay, but looked like his ankle went the wrong way.

Dinelson Lamet – Got beat up on Saturday…in the game, not by escorting Pham to a strip club. Amazing all the people saddened to hear Lamet had lost velocity on Saturday. They should’ve been sad when he wasn’t forced to have Tommy John surgery nine months ago. Lamet could be two months from returning, instead he’s two years away, at the earliest. Now, he’s just dealing with forearm fatigue. Yeah, sure.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .254. He just reached a settlement with the strip club where he was stabbed, which makes me wonder if he had Tim Locastro as his attorney, because that was crazy fast. I guess all parties wanted to settle fast, so now he can go back and the club gets back a great customer.

Yu Darvish – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.44 vs. Zac Gallen – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.69. This matchup was billed as, “A Gallen of Yu, but I’d prefer a pint,” which I think is a country song.

Cole Irvin – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.64. At least one Cole was decent yesterday. Now I need to see my chiropractor, because I just snapped my back out of whack. “Just because someone’s a MediOAKer pitcher it doesn’t mean they can’t ever be more.” — Which is how I sign my birthday card to Cole Irvin.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 15-game hitting streak continues unabated. Also, unabated sounds like a much dirtier word than it is, like cum laude.

Tommy La Stella – Had a setback at his rehab assignment. He fractured his thumb while doing high-contact Fonzie’ing.

Sammy Long – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.95. Samantha Long has great peripherals. Let me know if anyone plays in a league that counts xERA, FIP and other such stats.

Jose Abreu – Left Sunday’s game after being struck by a fastball on his knee, but is listed as day-to-day. Rex Reed says, “The White Sox staged adaption of M.A.S.H. is a triumph!” USA Today says, “(The injured players) on the White Sox are better than what’s on the field!” The New Yorker’s Pauline Kael says, “Nothing, she’s dead.”

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer. Pretty remarkable, Haniger’s able to hit a hanger without wincing.

Hector Santiago – Was ejected from the game as the first person seemingly caught with a sticky substance on his glove. Tests will be done. If I were Santiago, I would simple tell the umps, “I think I know why it’s sticky…I put oil in my glove last night, and made sweet love to it.” Watch how fast the umps drop the glove.

Marco Gonzales – On the paternity list. Hoping the birth goes like this:  Baby pops its head out and his wife exclaims, “Marco!” The baby then says, “Polo,” and put its head back in.

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Jordan
Jordan
1 year ago

Any advise please 5 man keeper league should i trade austin meadows and casey mize for yelich? Should i be willing to give more?

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Fk man. You’re pretty much bang on with your preaseason assesment, barring injuries. That’s some scary shit.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Drop Eddie Rosario for Renfroe?

How about McNeil for Wong?

thanks

Mex
Mex
1 year ago

Adolis Garcia and Jared Walsh…

1) Who do you like more ROS?
2) Can either of them sneak into the top 50 next year?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Just checked the Nats score. Classic. Schwarber and turner with back to back HR’s to start the game. Soto doubles (102 mph, 389 feet). He gets stranded and doesn’t even score a run. I can’t take it anymore!!!!

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

Off the right CF wall. Ugh

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I know. I don’t even know why I torture myself and look at this score.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

I did it again. 105+ mph line out, 361 feet. I need to punch something

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Would you drop Toro for Colin Moran?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

if he is ok would u

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

If not i’ll hold toro

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Do you like Eflin or sonny gray more?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Totally agree with your comments on Lamet. Padres said they are hopeful that he’ll respond well to treatment this week and return shortly after his 10-day IL stint is up. Let’s see… he didn’t throw all off season / didn’t participate in spring training / didnt make his first appearance until 4/21 / left with a trainer after 29 pitches. Now he is hurt again. How the hell is he going magically heal in 10 days?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Pitching cats: W, L, QS, SV+HLD, Ks, K/9, ERA, WHIP

Rank these SPs, or are they all in the same tier?
-Odorizzi, Stripling, Gilbert, Taillon, McClanahan, Matz, Kelly, Plesac (when healthy), Yarborough

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Also – do you trust Alex Cobb’s peripherals that he should be much better than what his ERA is?

omar
omar
1 year ago

Weekly H2H 6×5 (Standard + OPS)
A: Ryu, Schwarber
B: Rodon, Upton

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Can you rank em? Jorge Polanco, Nate Lowe, Keston?

Thanks!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
1 year ago

Starting DeSclafani at LA tonight?

Slam
Slam
1 year ago

Hey-

Too soon to drop Hosmer pick up Bobby Bradley/Josh Bell/or Nate Lowe?

Thanks!

Slam
Slam
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Indeed

dubjay
dubjay
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Another day, another attempt to upgrade at first base.
Thinking of trying to send Y.KIKUCHI and J.UPTON for MUNCY. sound fair? Upton and Muncys numbers are pretty much a wash so far. Kikuchis numbers are pretty stellar as well. I have some pitchers coming off of the IL soon so wouldnt miss him.

Nuke Laloush
Logan
1 year ago

My Semien/Greinke or T.Anderson/Muncy

I have a feeling it’s a yes on that trade, but do you still do it if it’s Semien/J.Urias?

Also I follow Bat X projections first and the others second because of Eno Saris’ love of it and it’s SO high on Suarez going forward. Do you have any hope?

Nuke Laloush
Logan
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Even if it’s Urias and not Grienke?

packers2018
packers2018
1 year ago

Grey,

Civale is droppable in a 13 teamer correct? Thinking of stashing Hoerner.

Thank you.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. framber/pham for meadows/alex reyes? which side do you like?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Please rank the following ROS in roto:

Haniger
Nimmo
Reynolds
Meadows
McCutchen

Thank you!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Forgot to mention, 6×6 with OBP

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Grey, 10 team keeper league 5*5obp we keep 7 players

Would you trade for Bryant and Correa, Perez for 1st rd 2nd rd pick next season?

Smith w
Freeman
Schoop
Arenado
Story
Garci a
Bellinger
Aranoza
Stanton

Thoughts ?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Winker, Daz, Harper, and Baddoo all in the starting lineup. Amazing.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Of course, have to find a replacement for Jankowski, who I added many places.

Corey
Corey
1 year ago

Moncada’s been the most boring player on my team all year and I’m considering dropping him for Eduardo Escobar. The thing is we’re an OPS league, so at least Moncada’s hitless days tend to come with some walks, where as Escobar will just go 0/4 and give me nothing on those days.

WWGD?

fleeced
fleeced
1 year ago

Which 2 should I drop between India, Sanchez, Lourdes and Conforto?

Should I replace any for Wong or Hoerner?

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

How would you rank these end of bench stash bats in a 12-team, H2H, OPS keeper league (each team can keep up to four players)? Hoerner, Brujan, Duran, Witt.

Thanks!

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
1 year ago

Hey Grey…if I have Barnes and Kimbrel on the roster and given the general chaos in Philly, is Neris more expendable at this point than somebody like India or McNeil when I need to free up a spot to bring Franmil back? The rest of the OF (start 3 OF, 2 UTIL) is Castellanos, Schwarber and Gallo (with Canha on IL).

Thanks!

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
1 year ago

If I were the Tampa Bay Rays I’d hire Lamet to dress up in chains and try to wake up Tyler Glasnow at 3am telling him his future if he doesn’t immediately fix his torn elbow.

We’ll know it’s worked when Tyler emerges from a window without a shirt on yelling YOU THERE BOY WHAT DAY IS IT and buys everyone a turkey.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Glorious Monday to you Grey!

looking to add a batty call today and planned to drop 1 or both of Lauer & Sammy Long.

Lauer looked great against a bad COL team while Long didn’t quite get the same results.

Is either worth holding for their starts later this week (Lauer @PIT & Long @ARI) or should both be dropped like a bad habit?

thanks in advance!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

What was I thinking?!? Happy National Paul Bunyan Day!

Just dropped Long for Brandon Rodgers

thank you for the advice, as always :)

Screwballs
Screwballs
1 year ago

Grey,

Hope you had a great weekend. Need some advice in 20 team H2H Keeper League. I have to get Bellinger off the IL, while hoping I have a future star in one of my rookies. Current keepers are Springer, Abreu, Soto, Semien and S Perez [can keep 8].

Players who might be dropped-Votto, Arraez, Jesus Sanchez, Wendle, Adois Garcia or Kirrilloff. While my pitching is weak, I could also drop Minor or Taillon.

Who should go?

Thanks in advance

Christopher Michael Theodore
Christopher Michael Theodore
1 year ago

GALLO OR MEADOWS?
Thanks & Namaste’,
Theo

muskysmell
muskysmell
1 year ago

Trying to plan out my week starters but in a bit of a conundrum.

I can only start 2 of the 4 remaining starters on my roster. Which 2?

Yu Darvish (1-start); @PHI

Aaron Nola (1 start); MIA

Dylan Cease (2-starts); MIN, @DET

Kyle Hendricks (2-starts); @MIL, @CIN

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

I think you’re being a little hard on yourself about Julio Urias. He was outstanding the first two months of the season, then the crackdown followed and Julio crashed and burned in June. Perhaps Julio likes the sticky stuff?

The comment I’d be more offended by was your suggestion to sell Ohtani three weeks into the season. Yes, the guy is having the greatest season in MLB history, and you recommended trading his ass! Oooops!

And, before you go there, yes you were right, Wil Myers sucks ass. I won’t be retaining him on either of my two keeper leagues teams next year. I really believed Wil had turned a corner last year but Wil is back to being Wil. Meh.

I’ve grown tired of his long droughts and then spastic re-emergence into the conversation. Someone else can have his whacked ass.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Please don’t jinx him with subtle hints that an injury is just around the corner! Please???

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

One more thing on your reply that I have to ask.

I mean, Ohtani is a DH. It’s not like he’s playing the field everyday. How hard can it be to take 4 at-bats a day? Does he really need rest for that? I mean, if you’re in your mid 20s, I’d think you could handle batting four times, five to six days a week even with his starting pitching duties.

Love this game
Love this game
1 year ago

Please rank ROS for a roto redraft league using K – QS – ERA – WHIP.

QS and better Ratios are needed.

Kershaw
Lynn
Rodon
Peralta

KevinB
KevinB
1 year ago

I have all of these players in a single roster (RCL). Have you heard any news on a possible injury or something else that is making them under-perform?

I know Kepler and Biggio just came back from the DL recently.

Dominic Smith
Eddie Rosario
Jorge Soler
Cavan Biggio
Max Kepler

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

haha

Alecesto
Alecesto
1 year ago

Yo Grey! I’m ahead in innings and leading my 5×5 12-team mixer in ERA and WHIP, are you running Descalfani out at the Dodgers? He’s been amazing since his last two starts against the Dodgers. Is he good enough at this point that you just send him out against anyone?

Word to your mother.

Alcesto
Alcesto
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! But we have to send Gausman out at the Dodgers tomorrow, right?

thebigshow
thebigshow
1 year ago

Yo G! Love your opinion on Yuli Gurriel? Top 50 player for forseeable future? (i.e. Keeper material?) or playing over his head?

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

Hey Grey – H2H points league and you have to hold for the rest of the year – Votto or Cron?
Thank you

Will
Will
1 year ago

Also, what is going on with Garrett Hampson in CO? He’s started two games out of the last seven. Holy Chris Owings, Batman!

call me el jefe
call me el jefe
1 year ago

So true on Lamet!
I tried so hard to sell him in my dynasty league especially early on but now forced to simply drop him, not mad, just sad.

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

Hey Grey – stream any of the following tomorrow? SON is not high on any…

Pivetta vs KC
J. Ross vs NYM
Caleb Smith @ STL
JC Mejia vs Det

Will
Will
1 year ago

Did you watch Alzolay’s start yesterday? No clue whatsoever where the ball was going and when he did happen to find the strike zone it got hammered. Makes me wonder if Alzolay was one of the sticky stuff users previously? Time to move on from him?

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

Hiura or Hoerner?

NICKNICE678
NICKNICE678
1 year ago

Pham,conforto,O’Neil,Hayes and badoo. Which two ros?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Hope the weekend was good to you. Guy in my league wants my Robbie Ray (who wouldn’t?).

I’m countering my Tapia and Ray for his Stroman and Bellinger. Non keeper 5×5 cat league

What say you?

Thanks!

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following. who do you like?

castillo vs sd
gilbert vs tex
sandoval vs bal
urias @ was

thanks!

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

Story in HR Derby …. First time I was excited to see one of my players agree to the derby!

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

It will at least involve someone saying, hey, how about you uppercut that swing a little more!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Please rate these Roofies in a keeper league:
Mize
Long
McClanahan
Manoah
Alzolay

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Just have to mention more about the pirates and how crappy they are as an organization.

2.12 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 69:5 K:BB in 46.2 innings. That’s the minor league stats of shane baz (AA and AAA) who was the player to be named later in the archer deal which was already biblical proportions bad. He was a former 1st rd pick, 12th overall. Just when you think that deal couldn’t be any worse. Wow. How the F does a team make that deal especially one who likes cheap, controllable assets?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

So, I was just offered 2 catchers for Bregman. I immediately said, ‘Yeah, right.” But, after further review I figured I had to accept Salvador Perez and JT Realmuto.

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN points, this week only, please rank top 3

1-Stripling vs TB
2-Bundy @ NYY, vs Balt (2 starts)
3-Heaney @ NYY
4-German vs LAA
5_Ed Rodriguez @ Oak

Thanks!

Gary C
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Agree, its indicative of how much my pitching staff is in shambles LOL

Luke
Luke
1 year ago

I was proposed Adolis Garcia for Soto. Should I still hold Soto or make the move?

Thanks

Gary C
1 year ago

Any news on whether Sonny Gray is going to start this week?

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

RW had him starting July 1st but now they’ve moved him to starting July 4th against the Cubs. He threw 3 innings in a rehab start on Saturday, striking out 4 so I’d expect him back soon.

thekid2004
thekid2004
1 year ago

Would you be looking to move Gallen ($2) in a dynasty league before the inevitable TJ? What would you look for in return? 6×6 OBP/QS league. Could pair him with Urquidy or Peralta

Contending this season & could use a steady option in the infield with these slotted in:
– 1B: Alonso
– 2B: Arraez
– 3B: Moncada
– SS: Adames

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Who plays Mountcastle in the series?

The A’s-Giants series this weekend was like a staring contest where the objective was to see who would swing at a ball outside the strike zone first. Man, the Giants never chase. I don’t think there was no more than a couple of swings out of the zone by the Giants all night on Saturday.

Just out of curiosity, I did a quick run on fangraphs this morning an took all the teams BB rates on offense and subtracted their BB pitching rates to see the difference:

Top ten: SFG (+3.2%), LAD (+3.1), NYY (+3), TBR (+2.6), OAK ( +2.2), CHW (+2.2), SDP (+1.9), ATL (+.8), HOU(.7), MIL(+.6)

Bottom 10: STL(-3.1), LAA (-2.7), KCR (-2.7), BOS(!)(-2.1), CLE(-1.8), CHC(-1.6), CIN (-1.6), BAL(-1.4), COL (-1.4), PIT (-1.0), DET (-.8).

Winners on top, losers on the bottom. Pretty much the whole thing. Except Boston. I’ve kind of had the feeling Boston has been over achieving this year. I expect them to fade a bit in the second half.

Also, unless you’ve been looking or heard this stat recently, the Giants lead the majors in home runs hit. What the fuck?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

David Tennant is a great choice. Witb a name like Mountcastle it’s got to be played smart.

Red Sox are hard to figure Their offense actually has the worst walk rate in the majors. They’re toward the top in average and home runs, but not right at the top. 5th in wOBA, 12 in HRs. Pitching is 15th in team ERA. Hard to find anything in the numbers anywhere that predicts their success.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Jim Broadbent plays his aging father.

Their lead off options are not all that great unless they want to put Verdugo there.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

“Dad?! What are you doing here??”

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

“Does Mum know you’re here?”

“Don’t drag your mother into this!”

Cut to Joanna Lumley

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

Semi-shocked to see MIL at the top – interesting analysis, and that’s coming from an Analyst and a Therapist.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Mrs. Featherbottom
1 year ago

Thanks, Tobias!

Brew Crew has actually been pretty good at taking walks (8th). Two true outcomes at least for them!

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

Ah, I’m guessing that is all on Luis, Yelich, and Omar.

Soylent Green is made out People
Soylent Green is made out People
1 year ago

Who is better in a saves + holds league: Alvarado or Lugo? Also in a dynasty league…is it a bad trade Abreu for Wander if you are in the running for winning this year?

Cuna
Cuna
1 year ago

merrill kelley or adbert alozay?

luvdarooks
1 year ago

Losses hurt QS are awesome as are wins in this 6×6
do i start eflin vs Miami or Alcantara vs Atlanta?

Maybe keep the two and bench Bassit -vs- Texas ?
which 2 do I start ?? Losses count against me and QS are a category for me

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 year ago

12 team 5×5 OBP redraft. Need SB and OBP.

Drop J. Polanco or Suarez for Hoerner?

Thanks in advance.

jah
jah
1 year ago

Is Odorizzi’s SON of -.6.5 more of a product of his late start and being on the shelf than it is the matchup @ CLE?

jah
jah
1 year ago

Are we still afraid to start our SP’s against the Yankees lineup?

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
1 year ago

Nice! As a total Hiura Stan, got to say he looks way improved. The stuff he is taking now that’s out of the zone – high fastballs, low and outside sliders, were his big K issue earlier this year.
Looks like an all around way better player. Yelich is looking way better too, and that is my segue.

Trade question. I’m fed up with Soto, as is everyone here. Have an offer of Soto for Yelich in a 14-team points league. Im currently in first, and a Brewer homer – so leaning accept.
Thoughts?

C: Omar
1B: McMahon
2B: Wong
SS: Anderson
3B: Riley
OF: Soto, Meadows, Brantley
Util: Yordong, Adolis
B: Urias, Rodgers
SP: Woodruff, Pablo, Ryu, Framber, McClan, Adbert, Wood, Mize, Pivetta
RP: McGee
IL: Mondesi, Severino

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

Cool beans – gracias!
Did you hear that Gift of Gab died?

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

No doubt about that – I’m still sad about Guru. And MCA. And Doink the Clown. Hip-hop and WWF/WCW were my early 90s jam.

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

Swung Soto and Pivetta for Yelich and Skubal. Quite happy with it, even though I know I likely overpaid for Alecia Yelich’s son. Soto is just such a frustrating player (lack of home runs and stolen bases) this year in fantasy, especially as I drafted him over Acuna ?.

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

Ha! I prefer Jose Tabata’s mom-wife, or as they say in Venice, “Maman épouse de Macron“ (I’m guessing you seen Macron’s cougs?)

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

Meant Marseilles there ^ toddler brain

Todd Boi
Todd Boi
1 year ago

Need to say bye-bye to Mr. Bundy. Which SP do you like for the rest of the season?

Carrasco
Pineda
Turnbull
M. Gonzales

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
1 year ago

That Gallen-Darvish blurb was vintage FML–*chef’s kiss*

AL-only, need a Naylor replacement: Toro, Torrens or Dahl?

Probably only a short-term need as I have Franimal coming back soon, though I could also drop Andujar or Bauers if whoever I pick up does well. Torrens I’d probably try to flip to a C-needy team as I have Stassi and Vazquez. Dahl due back first half of this week.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Who’s better? Mize or Skubal?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

I have Alvarado and Brach….siiiiiiiiiigh. Would you drop either of them to add Cisnero or Soto? Or would you instead drop one, or both, of them to add an Odorizzi or a France?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

SON does not like Odorizzi’s next start (@CLE). Proceed anyway for ROS potential reasons?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’d follow you anywhere. Except Movember. I just can’t rock a stache like you (or like my dad).

A Man's Man
A Man's Man
1 year ago

Need to drop one:

-A. Garcia (MIL)
-E. Hosmer
-L. Gurriel Jr.
-C. Biggio

…thank you!

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
1 year ago

AL Only 5×5 Weekly League:

Start Akil Baddoo (6 Games) vs.
E. Morgan (R)
J. Mejia (R)
C. Quantrill (R)
D. Keuchel (L)
L. Giolito (R)
D. Cease (R)

OR

Miguel Sano (7 Games) vs.

L. Giolito (R)
D. Cease (R)
C. Rodon (L)
L. Lynn (R)
B. Singer (R)
D. Duffy (L)
B. Keller (R)

Thanks!

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

Who’s the better IL stash: Nimmo or JD Davis?

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  ashtray
1 year ago

Nico Hoerner is available as well.

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 year ago

McCutchen or Duvall

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you sir..

One last, for my last place team…

Start one week long 5×5

Edman
Flores

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
1 year ago

Grey, thanks for the write-up as always! I come for the info, I stay for the humor.

Are joining any fantasy football leagues this year? Do you ever?

Jolt

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
1 year ago

Hiura
Kemp
Duval

Keep one

omar
omar
1 year ago

Weekly H2H cats:

A: Schwarber / Fried
B: Rodon / Kiriloff (or Cron)

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

India has been wonderful as my fill in for Muncy and now that muncy is back my UT is currently Grisham and Garcia would u start India over either of those 2 in weekly obp? Im guessing India is riding pine

thanks

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 year ago

Votto or Nate Lowe ROS

ray
ray
Reply to  pizza5788
1 year ago

Votto

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Toro or Flores in a keeper league?

Mitt face
Mitt face
1 year ago

Dearest Grey,

My roster-management questions for the week:

Who gets the start in 12-team, weekly locked lineup, 5×5 OBP H2H:

T. Pham & tha StripClub Stabbers
or
T Grisham

O. Albies with 6 games, including one facing DeGrom, one facing T. Walker (3 vs NYM, 3 vs MIA)
or
F Lindor with 7 games (1 @ WAS , 3 @ ATL, 3 @ NYY)

Start any of these over A. Wood @ ARI, and/or M. Fried vs NYM:

Kikuchi @ TOR (seems like an obvious sit)
Alzolay @ CIN
Stripling vs TBR

Gratitude!

Mitt Face
Mitt Face