I’m going to share a Missed Connection posting with you that I’ve been working on; let me know if there’s anything you’d change.  “Hello, Ginger.  I saw you at a Wetzel’s Pretzels in Roosevelt Field on Saturday.  I don’t know if Ginger is your name, but your hair was the color of a carrot.  Not a carrot’s top, that’s green.  I don’t know why people say that’s orange.  You looked off the scale on the crazy/hot ratio.  Your arm freckles looked like God spilled Sunny D on you.  One blonde child turned the corner, saw you and immediately started crying.  Does any of this ring a bell?  At one point, you stepped into a sliver of sunlight and starting screaming, ‘I’m burning!’  You were wearing a New York Yankees jersey with the name Frazier on the back.  If this sounds like you, please contact me.  I need an outfielder.”  How’s that?  Do you think I could get myself a 5th outfielder with that?  So, Clint Frazier finds himself in an everyday job with the Yankees.  How long he lasts is up to Giancarlo, Hicks and Gardner’s health, but I’d own Frazier everywhere to see if he can finally tap that speed/power combo.  Speaking of which, he kinda looks like Pizza Combos.  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Willians Astudillo – I was thinking the other day — I think, y’all! — the Twins’ lineup is not bad, Astudillo was hitting third, and, here comes the clincher, it made sense.  In one two-catcher league, I drafted Astudillo around 350th overall, and he could be on his way to a top seven catcher year.  (Of course, too bad I also own in that league Clevinger, J.A. Happ, Ian Happ, every Happ apparently, and more schmohawks.)

Daniel Vogelbach – Did you know olive oil is the urine of fat cherubs?  It is true.  So when you think about how Vogelbach drinks olive oil, it’s kinda like fat angels are peeing into his mouth.  And you thought you wouldn’t learn anything today.  Another small piece of trivia, when Vogelbach first met Kikuchi, he told him that when Vogelbach was a kid, people would call him Chow Yun-Fat.  Then Kikuchi told him how he made a fortune investing in Fruit-by-the-foot in the 90’s and a friendship was born.  To read more about my Daniel Vogelbach fantasy.

Christian Walker – Just gave you my Christian Walker fantasy.  I wrote it while high on Metamucil.

Mitch Moreland – The other day I was napping at my computer and my head accidentally picked up Moreland.  Since he’s got four homers and hitting cleanup, well done, resting Mitch face!

Rowdy Tellez – When people are acting Rowdy, they could be rioting, and you can’t spell patriotic without riot, so what is more patriotic than picking up this Canadian 1st baseman?  Okay, besides kneeling for LMFAO’s Party Anthem.

Hunter Dozier – This morning a commenter, Vash, pointed out to me Dozier’s exit velocity in the early going, and that led me on a 20-minute crusade through my contacts, such as Podcast Ralph, Donkey Teeth and a Royals blogger, to see if there’s anything to Dozier.  Two were optimistic and one said “hot schmotato.”  Dozier sticks out at the top of exit velocity charts, but has that stabilized fully?  I don’t know.  I added Dozier in one deeper mixed league, and own him in another, so two out of ten shares so far.  Right above the fantasy Mendoza line.

Tyler Austin – Here’s what I said the other day, “Austin was a preseason favorite of mine who was squeezed for playing time (in Minnesota).  If he gets an everyday job in San Fran, he could sneak into 20+ homers.” And that’s me quoting me!  TA in SF does seem antithetical to what we know, but here we are.

Niko Goodrum – Was watching Eat Pray Love the other night, while sipping on my 40-Year-Old Virgin Daiquiri and thought to myself, “This could use some Goodrum.”  And so could your fantasy team. (Yo, if you can find fantasy baseball advice this good anywhere else, good luck!)

Chad Pinder – Admittedly, not a huge fan of Pinder, feels too aggressive in this era of #metoo, but I’m gonna slip on my artisanal wool robe and give him a shot while he’s hot.

Brandon Lowe – Was in a Lowe’s the other day, and thought about how you can’t break a ruler, you can only make it shorter, and *makes head exploding hand gesture*  I mean, dubya tee eff, rulers?

Rio Ruiz – Swear to you, I didn’t think we’d ever get through the 1st basemen to pick up this week.  My fingers are sore.  Cougs, bring me my knuckles ice pack!  Merci bootcamp!  As for Ruiz, he’s garbage, but outside of 1st basemen, there weren’t a ton of corner infidels to sidle up to the Buy. (If you say the end in a Bahston accent, it makes more sense.)

Freddy Galvis – Holy Castle Woofiestein, shortstops are bad this week.  They’ll get better, but Galvis is the hottest at the adjacent to the hot corner.

Jesse Winker – There might not be a hotter bat right now.  *Cody Bellinger clears his throat*  Not now, Cody.  *Jay Bruce clears his throat*  Okay, okay!  There’s other hot bats, but Winker is a .290 hitter and starting to come out of his huge ten-day slump to start the season.

Dwight Smith Jr. – Just went over this morning.  Scroll on, scroller!

Jason Heyward – He’s going to be a top 40 outfielder or a bottom five outfielder, I can’t envision any other scenario.

Leonys Martin – I do like Leonys, but I was watching him get caught stealing the other day — by about five feet — and, well, My Favorite Martin got old.

Joc Pederson – He’s a top ten hitter next week on the Hitter-Tron.  A top ten hitter the Hitter-Tron chose while having a threesome in a hot tub with a toaster and a boom box.

Ramon Laureano – Why is he unowned in 50% of leagues?  Do you want to hurt me?

Max Fried – I was very impressed with Fried the other day, more impressed with him than myself in finding a replacement for the modifier ‘very.’  Could see the paper, rock, scissors decision of Fried, Woodbarf, FP Saintdamnvelo, all the Marlins starters, Emilio Estevez and more young guns and, brucely, I don’t know which way I’d go.  Lots of coin flips on matchups, but I like Fried a lot.

Merrill Kelly – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to Elon Musk’s office to see if he can make it a robot friend.  Streamonator so lonely!

Vince Velasquez – This is also a Streamonator call.  “Can you have Elon call me back?  I just want a friend to watch TV with me.”

Ryan Brasier – Could be the Sawx closer, or will at least share the job, so, ya know, get more saves than 70% of other closers, and, somehow, he’s on waivers in almost 80% of leagues.  Are you afraid if you pick up Brasier, you’re gonna have to make him breakfast the next day?

Anthony Swarzak – The M’s closer until Strickland returns is almost assuredly Swarzak, and it did him no harm that the M’s tried Roenis Elias and, while Elias is good with sports trivia, he did not look like a closer.

Richard Lovelady – In skywriting, “Big Dick Lovelady for President….” Trailing off for miles, finally, “…or closer in KC.”

SELL

Yoan Moncada – Yes, I’m double-dipping on the Anime Grey’s info, just in case you’re not paying attention to my more animated self.  Moncada’s numbers do not look good.  I know, I know, it seems like the breakout is finally here.  Except no.  He’s 23rd for smacking the shizz out of fastballs with a 4+ runs above average.  That’s good.  He’s hitting fastballs.  He’s -5 on split-fingers, which is different than your Cousin Kevin who had a propeller mishap.  He’s -4.7 on cutters and under 1 on sliders and curves.  I suppose Moncada can wait for Meatball City in every count, and be successful, but he can’t be a .320 hitter, as he now is, and he will take a long dive back to .240 at some point.  I’d check out our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer for potential trades.  I’d explore options, I’m not saying trade him for a manshake from Nomar Mazara:

  1. William Hung says:
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    First. That is all.

    • William Hung says:
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      For real – I really hope the following happen: 1) Dickie Love is officially named closer and 2) I am there to snatch him up.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

        • William Hung says:
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          The robot like Velasquez? Hmm… that seems a little wacky does it not? I think Rudy needs to hit it with a wrench.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha

            • William Hung says:
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              Not loving the Mets tonight – Having Alonso ride the pine.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Huh?

                • William Hung says:
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                  The Mets are playing Dom Smith at 1B tonight

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Ah

                    • Javi says:
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                      Peraza was dropped in 12 team H2H 5×5 league. Worth using #1 waiver on him?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I did

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    That sucks

                    • William Hung says:
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                      On the flip side – McNeil is batting leadoff and starting at 3B. Just one more game at 3B and he gets eligibility in Yahoo. Once this happens, I might pick him up over Yandy in the event Shaw is out longer than expected.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Hopefully Frazier doesn’t bench him before that

    • hondo says:
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      I could do that every morning.My late Father was a diabetic and in his last few years I had to get up at 3:00 AM every day to give him his insulin.It’s been a few years but I still wake up at 3 AM every day ,so why not make sure nothing life changing in fantasy baseball has happened while I was asleep.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sorry your father passed, hondo…

        • hondo says:
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          Thanks,it was just his time.He couldn’t walk or even stand anymore and spent his last 2 years completely bed bound.KInda rough for a guy with an IQ of 180.I bathed him,changed,him,fed him,etc. in place.
          I hope to get hit by a bus before I wind up like that.Or maybe die on stage like the guy from the Beat farmers.LOL

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha, I hear ya… all the best…

          • hondo says:
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            PS-Thanks for advocating holding Erod.He’s looking great.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yup!

  2. Steve says:
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    Kang (who has been terrible) or Austin at CI until McMahon is back?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kang

  3. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey, who’s you me first bench drop in weekly leagues out of (keeper league):

    JBJ
    Hampson
    Betances (I start Trienen and Alvarado and have Jeffress on bench)
    Alex Reyes (keepable for $8)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betances but maybe Hampsonon needs

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

    • cjw says:
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      RE: Hampson… I personally hate to drop a Rockies hitter in April unless they’re obviously gonna be platooned or I’m prepared to watch like a hawk for the time to grab him again when it warms up in Coors. He’s not getting platooned with all their infield injuries. The whole Rockies lineup is just in a funk right now. Tiny sample size, but he’s got an unlucky BABIP and is hitting enough flyballs to hit at Coors. He’s not drawn ANY walks though, which is a red flag for somebody we were hoping to get 20 SB from and move up the batting order.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah once Coors heats up balls jump out but he might be able to be picked back up

  4. Ciwa says:
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    Clint or Soler?
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  5. Dan says:
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    Thin pickings here. Hanley, jo mart, avisail, christin stewart, brian goodwin, marwin g…..or hold h. Bader ?? Thanks. Love your column

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, thanks!

  6. NIGHTMARE! says:
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    Yeeeeeee hawwwwww Greylord!!!

    1) ’ve got 2 shortstops ( Tatis and Dejong). Another team wants to trade me for one of them. Which one would you trade?

    2) Do you like Taillon or Porcello?

    3) if you were a hot dog, would you eat yourself?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Dejong 2. Taillon 3. Yes

  7. Squat Cobblers says:
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    Good stuff Grey!

    Any word on Muncy’s and T Shaw’s availability this weekend?
    Both are knicked up. Not sure if I should start ’em in NFBC or find alternatives.

    Thanks Lothario!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t heard but I doubt Shaw plays

  8. southside dom says:
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    1. Dropping Palka and Greg Allen. Which 2 OF you like?

    -Frazier, JoMa, Heyward, Dwight Smith, JBJ, Marwin Gonzalez

    2. Drop Guzman for Vogelbach or Moreland?

    3. Drop Woodruff or Urias for Fried?

    Thanks G. Have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Heyward Smith 2. Moreland 3. Meh

  9. JP says:
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    Pick 2 for OF please: Herrera, Markakis, Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not Markakis

  10. Cohen says:
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    Grey, which stream u like better?
    VV at Mia-Sun or
    Yu at Mia-Mon
    Son likes both

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu

  11. herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. would you drop any of yonny, fred peralta, caleb smith or fried in order to grab jose martinez?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      FP

  12. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    I play with a bunch of smarks so every week this column drives me crazy. How are there leagues where Swarzak isn’t owned, let alone so many? The second anyone sniffs a SV he’s snapped up in my league.

    Anywho – what’s up with Travis Shaw? He’s been a ghost this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn those smarks! Not sure on Shaw but now he’s hurt, hopefully not bad

      • William Hung says:
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        Yeah he’s “questionable” tonight after getting beaned in the hand the last game. If I were a betting man, I’d say he’s sitting again tonight with Urias on the mound.

  13. prestige says:
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    Streaming Newcomb in 10 team roto league tomorrow home vs the Mets? SON likes it at $7, not sure if you were a fan of him or not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      But I’m not a fan of him, matchup sounds ok

  14. Miles says:
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    is Eovaldi a drop in RCL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  15. Chris M says:
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    Keep Brasier or David Robertson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brasier

  16. MattTruss

    MattTruss says:
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    That man-shake is something else man…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It really is

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t greet your friends like this?

      • MattTruss

        MattTruss says:
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        You know, it never even crossed my mind as an option…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Well I hope now it has…

          • MattTruss

            MattTruss says:
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            It can’t be unseen

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  17. Woah says:
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    Are you displeased with Bryant? I saw him get fanned by Liriano on a 87 mph fastball yesterday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes of course

      • TC says:
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        Would you rather have Bryant or Arenado long term?

        Is Honeywell worth the roster spot as a potential ace, or is he droppable now that I’ve lost Clevinger, Sanchez, Treat, Ryu, and have Trout, Castellanos, and Rich Hill all out. Getting harder to field a full ESPN squad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Arenado

  18. Yer says:
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    Goodrum or Moreland?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

      • bananafactory says:
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        arrrrrr me laddies, de ye wish fer sum good rum or do ye fancy more land????

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You, ‘nanner, you’re not at Ren Faire

  19. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Happy Friday Grey! Shallow 10-team mixer questions for ya woohoo!

    1) Pick a Streamer for next week: Margevicus vs Col (SON $14), Fiers vs Tor ($8.3) or T Ross vs CHW ($0.7)

    2) please rank for me, no specific category needed, just overall value: Renfroe, Winker, Moreland, Jo-Ma, Kier

    3) Buy low on both Xander and Puig from panicked owners, yes?

    4) Others interested in my Mancini and Kike. Obviously depends on return, but sell high or hold on these guys?

    Thanks for everything Grey, you are the best, have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Fiers 2. Moreland, Winker 3. Yes 4. Sell high

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too!

  20. Carlos says:
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    Aguilar or N Mazara for UTIL spot? Need to maximize overall value not really looking for a particular category.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aguilar

      • Carlos says:
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        Thanks. Would you drop Grichuk to keep Mazara? Got a roster squeeze coming up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry I meant I would want Mazara

  21. Robert says:
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    Mejia or a full time catcher like Garver or Narvaez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Omar

  22. Schoolboy P says:
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    Does Astudillo have any power? I am enjoying Alfaro’s pop in H2H, but its all or nothing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not much

      • Moe Spaghetti says:
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        I own him and have been watching many ABs. The grounding into double plays is troubling… but on the subject of power: he does seem to hit a good number of doubles and regular enough HR.

        Does Astudillo’s tendency to make contact make it seem like he has less power than he really does? Where others would K or BB, not putting the ball in play at all, Willians hits a blooper or weak grounder.

        The “other guy” hits the ball harder as a % of total times putting the ball in play. But maybe out of 100 AB, they each have the same total hard hit balls.

        Hope that theory makes sense.

        I don’t know enough about analytics to look it up, just a hunch. Interested if anyone better at the data can prove it wrong/right.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, that makes sense, he makes more poor contact bc he swings at everything

        • Moe S. says:
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          Well, I tried to do some math (these are rough estimates based on 2018 & 2019 performance):

          Astudillo: on batted balls, 26% are hit hard. He walks or strikes out 6% of the time. So that means, 24 out of 100 AB result in a hard hit ball.

          Gallo: on batted balls, 58% are hit hard. He walks or strikes out 49% of the time. 30 hard hit balls in 100 AB.

          Bellinger: 45% of batted balls are hit hard. He walks or strikes out 25% of the time. 34 hard hit balls in 100 AB.

          Cano: 35% hit hard. 25% K or BB. 26 hard hit balls in 100 AB.

          Dee Gordon: 23% hit hard. 14% K or BB. 20 hard hit balls in 100 AB.

          Haniger: 37% hard. 31% K or BB. 25 hard hit in 100 AB.

          If you think this is a legit analysis, would be interesting to pull the data for every hitter rather than these few that came to mind. I assume there is some flaw in equating hard hit ball to power outright.

          But Astudillo seems closer to Cano/Haniger than Dee Gordon power-wise on this “metric.”

          Wonder if anyone is still reading these or this was “just for me” at this hour…

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            What I think would be interesting is to look at the batted ball profiles for similar walk/K guys… For instance, what does Astudillo do vs. other guys who walk/k under 10% of the time?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Though, that sample size might be small

              • Moe S. says:
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                2018 stats only, again, rounding and doing quick (not exact math):

                Don’t think anyone finished the year under 10%.

                Yuli Gurriel: 15% K and BB; 31% hard — 26 hard/100
                Andrelton Simmons: 13% K and BB; 36% hard — 31/100
                Jose Peraza: 15% K and BB; 30% hard — 25/100
                Michael Brantley: 17% K and BB; 37% hard — 31/100
                Jean Segura: 16% K and BB; 26% hard –22/100
                Victor Martinez: 16% K and BB; 37% hard — 31/100

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, it’s not exact science, he’s a bit of a unicorn

                  • Moe S. says:
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                    Appreciate your replies. If we group him with Yuli, Segura, Peraza, a full season of at bats would yield 10-15 hr.

                    Not “powerful”, but would have been 5th among catchers last year.

                    Will be fun to watching him play it out.

                    Have a good night!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      You too!

                    • Chris M says:
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                      Love your analysis!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      No problem

  23. 183414 says:
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    I’ll take the 6 innings from Hamels, and give him the rest of the day off. Contreras already 1/2 way to 2018 h.r. total. At least I drafted him in 1 lg. Unfortch, I drafted Sal Perez in 2.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  24. crimedog says:
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    Clint Frazier looking like pizza combos, haha! Ahh good stuff Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  25. Stumanji! says:
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    Man…this is a sad, sad list of Buys. Ryon Healy should be owned over all these ‘hawks, right?

    Also, I feel like people prematurely departed from Dahl’s prayer-nonagon. With his history, I’m v skeptical he will only miss the minimum and/or avoid reinjuring himself. Please re-join me.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How dare you! Thanks and joined…

  26. MR BASEBALL says:
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    Yonny Chirinos is he a starter or relief pitcher – need a starter for deep league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SP

  27. Micah says:
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    Roto ROS: Pinder or Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heyward

  28. MR BASEBALL says:
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    Yonny Chirinos is he a starter or relief pitcher – need a starter for deep league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      SP

  29. Old School Brother says:
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    Be Honest… if you saw Ron Washington walking down the street you’d give him a firm manshake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah no doubt

  30. Old School Brother says:
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    Be Honest… if you saw Ron Washington walking down the street you’d give him a firm manshake

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who wouldn’t

  31. Jason says:
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    How does Austidillo compae with Posey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like Posey

      • Jason says:
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        So drop Posey for him? I have Posey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fine with me

          • Jason says:
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            Thanks. Unfortunately, auto-draft picked Posey — not me.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha

  32. Thinking of making a counter offer to a guy who made me a weak offer for Yates. How about Yates and Peraza for Lindor? Health is the obvious issue, what do you think? Not sure he’d take it but never know

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Lindor

      • Hope he bites – thanks Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. Stephen Lyon says:
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    JOC

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Just grabbed him. Those Tron numbers are really something.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          They really are

          • Stephen Lyon says:
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            Hope Moncada reads this post!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, his owners can only hope!

              • Stephen Lyon says:
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                On that note, can we have another Goldy sell post?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Will whip something up

  34. Dj says:
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    Samardzjia for Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither? I guess Grichuk

  35. Dan says:
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    Points league H2H – 10 keepers league, 14 team. Trade P. Alonso/ Glasgow/ Senzel for Buehler/ Vlad Jr. which side wins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buehler

      • Dan says:
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        Thanks – is it close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I guess

  36. Dj says:
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    You have me intrigued with dozier
    Him, Moran, Austin
    20 teamer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Him, Dozier

  37. Omar says:
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    10 team weekly H2H 6×5 (Standard + OPS):
    Drop Braun for Winker?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  38. Snakes Dundee says:
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    How would you rank these pitchers ROS H2H Points?

    Derek Holland
    Jimmy Nelson
    Vince Velasquez
    Kyle Gibson

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gibson, Holland

  39. Nick says:
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    try to sell (high !)

    i’m selling Goldy + KJansen

    for Arenado (cold ice) + Hader “the “save-your-” !!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side

  40. omar says:
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    10 team Weekly H2H Cats – 6×5 (Standard + OPS). Which side:
    A) Yelich, Paxton, Franmil, Morrow
    B) Hoskins, Glasnow, N.Cruz, R. Iglesias

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich — pretty close

  41. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    Grey,

    In which order would you cut these SP?

    Woodruff, Domingo Germán, Tyler Skaggs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skaggs….German

  42. William Hung says:
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    Going back to your early recommended move with Jimmy Nelson > Clevinger – so in my situation of a shallow league, are you saying it’s a good move to drop Clevinger for someone like Steven Matz / Max Fried?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Clevinger won’t be back for a while, if you need room, you need to move on

      • William Hung says:
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        A part of me is hoping some of these struggling starters (Buehler/Wheeler) continue to throw clunkers, and hope the owners in my league get impatient and drop them so I can get after them.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, cause you don’t own them! Haha

          • William Hung says:
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            Exactly!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  43. lubey says:
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    Hey Grey.

    Im starting to explore replacements for Marte at SS
    Anderson, DeJong, Polanco and Tatis are all available
    I saw player rater has Polanco rated the highest ROS.
    This is also a points league with -1 per K

    Would you wait out Marte or make a move?

    Thanks as always brotha!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Polanco

  44. Green monstahh says:
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    Howdy & good afternoon & happy Friday master Grey!!

    H2h points weekly lock league. Who to add for next week whether as a depth move or someone to use ? Looking more longer term not particularly just next week?

    Top available bats: dansby swanson, Freddy Galvis , jayson Heyward, dan Vogelbach, Ryon Healy (1b/3b), Mitch Moreland, Niko Goodrum (2b/1b), Nick Ahmed.
    — my bats currently I have rostered
    C Realmuto
    1b Goldschmidt
    2b Wong
    3b it’ll change week to week but this week I have Profar
    SS tatis jr
    IF Pete Alonso

    OF we start 4: Bryce Harper, benintendi, conforto, Joc Pederson

    Utility Ozzie albies
    Utility Alex Gordon

    Bench: devers, Jose abreu, dee Gordon (2b/OF), Andrew mccutchen, Austin Meadows, Travis Shaw (2b/3b), Max muncy (1b/3b), Christian Walker.

    At RP hold or dump Archie Bradley for one of:
    Greg Holland, Ryan Brasier, or Max fried who is (SP/RP eligibility)

    Thanks man!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Howdy! Dansby over Gordon — Bradley for Fried

  45. SharkIsBack says:
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    Please rank:

    Matz
    Skaggs
    Tyson Ross
    Gausman
    Domingo German

    Matz is looking good but his next outing is at Philly. Roto league BTW

    • SharkIsBack says:
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      Rank for rest of the season though

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz, German

  46. Gotime says:
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    I inherited a keeper team with Castellanos (final contract year) haven’t heard much from him so far, we still holding on to pre season projections? Not sure to hold, bench, drop…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold, he’s dinged up

  47. Anodyne says:
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    Would you rather have Hunter Dozier than any of these: Tim Beckham, Harrison Bader, Cedric Mullins, or Eduardo Escobar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Mullins, different things tho

      • James Bishop says:
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        Ten-four. Mostly aiming for overall value, since these are all bench bats in a deep league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  48. Sad Keanu says:
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    Teheran is available. Pick him up over Sonny Gray, Trevor Williams, Eric Lauer, or Brad Peacock?

  49. Troy says:
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    Walker or Cron

    Wong or Soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker, Soler

  50. JFOH says:
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    Flukazy Friday!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I thought you were a Culligan man

      • JFOH says:
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        We’re all Culligan Men who are a bunch of Flukazy’s

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          See, didn’t know how to differentiate

  51. crimedog says:
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    Wow, Meadows, so.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Crazy

      • crimedog says:
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        Meadows, so

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Again?

          • crimedog says:
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            Again! The sleeper article looking like a great call.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

            • crimedog says:
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              But we knew that before today….

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                True

  52. isd71 says:
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    Btw what is up with Goodrum he is destroying all the Statcast numbers and is walk rate is way up. Oh and they are hitting him cleanup. Like what?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dude, he’s money, and drunk

    • Whirlaway says:
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      @isd71 which statcast stats do you like to look at for this?

  53. Perfect Game says:
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    Was offered Whit Merrifield for David Price. Take it or pass?

    My lineup in a very shallow 10-team standard roto:

    C Ramos
    1B Alonso
    2B Shaw
    3B Franco
    SS Story
    OF Yelich
    OF Acuna
    OF Robles
    UTIL Mondesi
    UTIL Hoskins
    BENCH Rosario

    SP Buehler
    SP Marquez
    SP Flaherty
    SP Glasnow
    SP Musgrove
    SP Price
    RP Giles
    RP Hicks
    RP LeCler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Whit if I needed SBs, but you don’t look like you do

      • Perfect Game says:
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        I also have Clevinger on the IL.

        Would you take Albies though for Price in my situation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d take Albies

          • Perfect Game says:
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            Yeah, I’m uncertain about my 2B and 3B situation and looking for a solution.

            Do you think Shaw will put up the numbers he put up last year or is he just way off this year? He doesn’t look right at all.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’d be more concerned about your 3B spot… Shaw is fine at 2B, you have SBs elsewhere, get a big bat for 3B

              • Perfect Game says:
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                You’re right. What caliber 3B do you think I could get for Price?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Maybe Chapman? Someone freaked about Bryant?

                  • Perfect Game says:
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                    I doubt the team with Chapman would move him and he’s chasing me at the top.

                    Bryant possibly. If not Bryant, what about Moustakis (won’t hit for average) for Price or could I do better?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I’d take Moose sure

                  • Perfect Game says:
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                    There are two teams that want SP and are down on K. Bryant and JRam with opportunity to buy low.

                    Who would you take first to fill in at 3B (I’ll move Shaw to 2B) for David Price?

                    I’m leaning JRam for the 15-20 more SB he would provide if R/HR/RBI numbers are similar.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ramirez

  54. Ciwa says:
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    Grey, i know you were so high on Ed-Rodriguez in the preseason, I read your sleeper post but he made 2 terrific starts to begin the season and now the (ex) owner drop him. Should i pick up him from waiver? I didn’t see his first two starts, what do you think about it?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab him

  55. hot corner says:
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    Wheeler is throwing 100mph in the first inning. I am not worried.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not worried!

  56. The Great Knoche says:
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    Have you seen the Puig wild horse bobble head yet. Top 5 ever.

  57. Turd Wendell says:
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    Meadows 2 bombs! Thanks to your guidance I landed him and Domingod! Suck it WallyPip!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn!

  58. William Hung says:
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    As a Dahl owner, every HR Austin Meadows hits hurts me just a little bit… buyers remorse is so high right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  59. Lucky Dog says:
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    Dear god is Meadows locked in right now. I am so happy I got him back. I’m also a little shocked because normally my leaguemates would never have let me get away with that. Whew. I woulda been kicking myself bigtime, and since I’m not all that limber, ow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So locked in!

  60. P says:
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    How do you rank: Brasier, Barnes, Swarzak, Greg Holland, and Jeffress? In 5 cat H2H league.

    Gracias!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland, Brasier… tough call

  61. HarperBetterThanTrout says:
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    ROS, Meadows or Glasnow?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meadows

  62. Boomer19 says:
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    Christian Walker or Bauers at 1B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers but close

  63. Cohen says:
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    Wheres that douchbag Wally Dippshit
    Eloy hitting .304

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  64. Mex says:
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    I’ve been eyeing Aaron Sanchez…haven’t seen his name mentioned much(if at all) around here… he is off to good start(understanding that 2 of his 3 starts were against the indians and tigers) It wasnt too long ago that he seemed like he was on his way to being something good, until blisters and health derailed him…i’m curious to what people think. ..he is available in one of my leagues and if he is healthy, then he is close to being a guy that should be rostered, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not a guy I would look at unless it was a deep league…was really derailed last year and Jays are not good with bad matchups

      • Mex says:
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        14 team, mixed standard roto…I had him 3 years ago when he was putting up good numbers, i guess i still have warm(not wet) spot for him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  65. Rafael Kam says:
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    Heyo! I need to free up an IL spot. Should I drop Carlos Martinez or Heaney?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      C-Mart but don’t expect much from either

  66. RotoSlayer says:
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    J.A. Happ is absolutely shitting the bed. Happ or move on to Max Fried, Freddy Peralta, Caleb Smith or Skaggs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fried

      • RotoSlayer says:
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        Thank you Grey, man what is up with pitching this year?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Effin pitcherpocalypse

  67. Scooterboy says:
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    Should I drop Yandy Diaz (currently my utility), and add Vogelbach? Thanks !!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kinda fire but I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Or fine, haha

  68. steve stevenson says:
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    NL-only where roster moves are heavily restricted, drop Hampson or C. Taylor? And what % of FAAB to bid on C. Walker as the replacement?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taylor, $6

  69. Scooterboy says:
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    One more question if I could please? I currently own Iglesias, Viscaino, and Colome. Currently lower half in my Rotisserie league in saves. Swarzak is available. Would you drop any of those three and pick up Swarzak? Thank you very much !!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, hold

  70. Silent Heat says:
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    Vogelbach > C Walker ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For straight power and a bench bat, sure

  71. Fish says:
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    Time to cut Happ (the pitcher)?
    This has been atrocious.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, lose him

  72. Lucky Dog says:
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    Well, Eljoy finally hit a HR! And I kept him in my lineup….at the expense of a struggling McCutcheon. lol

    So…kind of a wash.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Double dong!!!!

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        My opponent is gonna commit seppuku . My team’s 16/40 with 7 HRs (thanks Seager) including double dongs by Meadows & Eljoy. I can’t recall a more productive day. Even Andrea got in on the action. 2 SBs, 16 RBI & 9 runs.

        First day I w done any daily & played pretty much my lineup + Phil’s pitcher. $10 is getting me $112 so far. Probably won’t last but I should pocket something. The rainout in NY hurt, as did Canha getting PH for. Ah well.

        Woot!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, nice!

        • Lucky Dog says:
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          And now Springer goes yard sale.

          Day for the ages.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Best day in a while!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Amazing!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  73. Bregxhit says:
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    @Grey 11team, 5×5 roto

    Gregory Polanco seems to be close to returning. Are you buying?

    Better stash Polanco or Jo-Mar (in hopes he gets regular ABs)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy Polanco over Jo-Ma for now

  74. Terrence Mann says:
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    If Billy Butler crapped out a younger brother, it would look exactly like Brad Keller.

    Have a great weekend, Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you too!

  75. Ty says:
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    I love me some buy sell! I’m dumping Pivetta for Fried or Matz? 12 team 5×5

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Matz

      • Ty says:
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        Thanks dude! Would you drop McNeil for Lowe. I also have Martel until scooter heals up. McNeil might even get less at-bats with frazier coming back?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like McNeil

  76. Bregxhit says:
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    @Grey 11 team, 5×5 roto

    Better stream for Sunday?

    Holland v. COL ($16.3)
    VV @ MIA ($13.1)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Holland

  77. William Hung says:
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    That sacrificial virgin last night worked! 5 SBs in 2 days: 2 from Mondesi yesterday, and tonight I got Betts, Story, and Bellinger… now I need to sacrifice a goat or a donkey or something to get my SPs back on track

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! Been a good night!

  78. Snitkers doodle says:
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    Someone dropped muncy…..am i crazy to like jeff mcneil more??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I prefer Muncy

  79. Someone Pissed In My Alphabet Soup says:
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    Goodrum or profar ros OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  80. dontbichetteme says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Having some big time SP problems this week in my 12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10) with Eovaldi, Pivetta and Paxton all sucking. Obviously i wont be dropping Paxton but there are some interesting names out there
    STRIPLING
    STRAHM
    C.SMITH
    RODON
    M.STROMAN
    A. SANCHEZ(TOR)
    I also have D.German who looks like he is being skipped this week as an option to drop.
    Who would you outright drop?
    Who would you pickup?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith over Pivetta but I’d look at matchups

  81. stevenjohnson07 says:
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    Grey you’re the master. So glad I stumbled onto your site and podcast last year. You make fantasy baseball Fun(ny) again. Keep up the amazing work. But what the hell is up with that laugh?? I fucking love it!!! Lol lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, thanks! Appreciate it!

  82. EB says:
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    10 team ESPN league 5×5 OBP league

    Just lost Sanchez, dont have an IL spot with Polanco and Clevinger occupying them. Do I just hold and ride out whats is supposed to be a minimum IL stint for Sanchez? Or do I drop Ketel Marte or Kike Hernadez( Kike is obviously posting the better OBP #’s)? Catchers on the wire I could drop him for would be Jansen(although he’s struggling and platooning), Barnes of the Dodgers, Omar in Seattle, or Phegley with Oaktown. Thanks in advance for the knowledge from the Grey side.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ketel and Kike are bench bats?

      • EB says:
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        I have 2 bench spots, so I rotate who I have on my bench since we set rosters daily. I have been starting and playing Kike more than Ketel. Just wondering if I should drop one of them (was leaning Ketel) for one of Austin, jansen, Phegley, or Omar with Sanchez on the IL(dont have an open IL spot so it would force me to drop someone. Here’s my roster below:

        ESPN 5×5 10 team QS & OBP
        C G.Sanchez(IL no spot)
        1B Freeman
        2B/OF D.Gordon
        3B/OF W.Myers
        SS Correa
        OF Yelich
        OF Domingo Santana
        OF Meadows
        UTIL 2B/SS/OF Kike Hernandez
        UTIL 2B/SS/3B Baez
        UTIL 1B/3B Muncy
        Bench 2B/SS/OF Ketel Marte
        Bench OF Buxton
        IL OF Gregory Polanco

        SP Kluber
        SP Boyd
        RP E.Diaz
        SP Buehler
        SP Flaherty
        RP Iglesias
        RP Leclerc
        SP E-Rod
        Bench SP Musgrove
        Bench RP Jeffries (IL no spot)
        Bench SP Jon Gray
        IL Clevinger

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ketel for Barnes

          • EB says:
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            Thanks Grey, appreciate your time.

  83. Fleeced says:
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    Should I drop Hosmer for Franmil, Winker, Frazier, McNeil or Olson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  84. Brett says:
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    pick up one

    Lowe, Pinder, Adames, Gurriel jr., A Cabrera

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pinder

  85. G Funk Error says:
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    Is McHugh and Brasier enough for me to trade Springer? or hold?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Springer

  86. Ganggreen says:
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    sshould i drop hosmer, Odor or Schwarber for Mitch moreland, sano, or alex gordon.?
    They are all bench bats, but odor is my backup 2nd basemen to Mondesi. Im in a 12 team league with limited inning and games played. Season long rotissire league. With on base percentage, so its 6×6

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  87. Brett says:
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    Better dl stash jimmy Nelson or Severino? 12 teams qs instead of wins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nelson

  88. zach jany says:
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    Safe to drop eovaldi or too soon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on the league

  89. Yurz says:
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    Choose one

    No specific needs, just need the guy you think could contribute the most in points leagues

    Laureano
    Peraza
    Inciarte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  90. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Bauers or jo ma OBP league

    • wwekoda2020 says:
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      I wonder if cargo takes PT from Bauers now that he’s called up

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Maybe we’ll have to see

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers

  91. E says:
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    Yandy or Winker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yandy

  92. Brett says:
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    Peraza you had him highly ranked. Concerned at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I just picked him up

  93. Chucky says:
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    12 team keep forever, no contracts. Drop Escobar or Kang, both bench bats , to spec on Ky’Bryan Hayes who looks like a viable replacement for Kang/Moran?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Pirates are bringing him up? Kang then

  94. Rigged says:
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    So the way my league has the pitching slots set up is terrible in my opinion. (5 SP slots, 3 RP slots, 1 universal P slot)

    To combat this, here is my current bullpen. It consists of the following 7 starters and 6 relievers

    Starters

    Flaherty
    Marquez
    Wheeler
    Glasnow
    Lucchesi
    Skaggs
    Shoemaker

    Relievers

    LeClerc
    Alvarado
    Swarzak
    Parker
    Colome
    Holland

    Would you keep the current structure or try to load up on more starters/relievers. Note that’s it’s a points league that heavily favors starters. Here are some noteable free agents

    Severino (if you would stash)
    Zimmermann
    Leake
    Ross
    Cahill
    Caleb Smith
    Estrada
    Junis
    Strahm

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith over Colome

  95. Snitkers doodle says:
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    Muncy, mcneil, lemahieu ros? Loove mcneil and drafted him to be my 2b in a 10 tm h2h categories; he totally helped me to a title last yr and he was basically free…. so hesitant to drop mcneil even tho the rest are higher ranked and/or ballin out? Stanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

  96. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Eflin or Woodruff?
    2. Please rank (DL guys): Nelson; Lester; Wood

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Eflin 2. Nelson, Lester

  97. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please rank?
    Dwight Smith Jr, L. Martin, Renfroe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  98. Mike says:
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    Trade Moncada Andy Musgrove to get LoCain?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  99. Mr Glass says:
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    What would Austin Meadows and Luis Castillo’s sell value be in your opinion, my real need is a second baseman( odor stinks) and starting pitching which I would try to use Castillo as a chip for a buy low type ace if I can. I’m in a yahoo h2h points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A top 5 2B or top 10 SP

      • Mr glass says:
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        Thanks for the input

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  100. Max says:
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    QS instead of Wins, everything else normal. Keeper league, my KB and Bieber for his Snell and Winker. I would have Yandy Diaz replacing KB at 3b. Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, don’t love it

      • Max says:
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        Thank you Mr. Grey

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  101. rbrewertufts says:
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    Hi guys! Awesome content. Been a long time reader. Question: Joc is available in my league. Should I drop Winker for Joc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Yeah, make that move

  102. Free Victor Robles says:
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    During spring training, Robles was let loose on the bases. I even remember reading an article where Martinez said he would let him and take advantage of Turner and Robles speed. Fast forward regular season, he’s hitting in the 9 hole behind the pitcher in spite of being one of their better hitters and only 1 SB…maybe 2 attempts.

    I drafted him for the 30 SB expectation. I know it’s early, but I’m wondering if that’s a realistic expectation. Frustrating when you see Dee Gordon leading the league in SB and he’s hitting 9th too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s way too early too worry about that, he could steal 5 bags in a week and be way ahead of pace still

  103. Um says:
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    Laureano or Peraza

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Peraza, but starting to lose faith if that helps ease your pain

  104. Crazy J says:
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    Of course I have Just Awful Happ and Porcello on the same squad as Clevinger…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he’s killed one of my teams

    • Captain Obvious says:
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      Good for you. No one should care. You drafted shit you get shit

      • Crazy J says:
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        Thanks troll!

  105. Lucky Dog says:
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    2 things,
    1. Moreland hits 3rd, not cleanup? Small detail, not a big deal.
    2. I’ve spent enough years being disappointed by him in TX to add him. He’s a 7 hitter who will eventually crash back to Earth. I look at it like this – Of the ~22 HRs he’ll hit, he’s already spent 4 of them. So you’re getting the last 18 spread over the season.

    I’m not buyin it. I think his regression to the mean is inevitable, then he’ll show some signs of life only to continue to be mediocre. In points leagues his K’s will hurt.

    One man’s opinion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2. That’s true, but in most leagues it doesn’t hurt to play him for 2 weeks while he’s hot

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Oh hot schmotato for sure!

        I just fear some folks think this is a breakout year for him & I’m beyond skeptical of that. Like, I wouldn’t drop anyone *good* for him. But as an injury fill-in if you have a bench spot he’s a good flier.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, he does this every year

  106. msh2404 says:
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    Offered Jose Ramirez for my Cody Bellinger.. Enough faith in rankings to pull the trigger here besides the difference in production so far this season? All I have at 3B is Shaw and he’s been bad. Thanks in advance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coin flip at this point

  107. jiggy nits says:
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    NL ONLY 5*5 OBP BLOCKBUSTER

    arenado, peraza and wainwright VS carpenter, mccutchen, paddock

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado side

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Gimme the Arenado side, but I’m not wild about either pitcher.

  108. Doe says:
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    Rank em

    Laureano
    Yandy
    Winker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did

  109. Pugs & Slugs says:
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    NL-Only H2H 5×5 (OBP)

    Thoughts on me offering Zimmerman for JOC? I could use an OF that starts most games. Available OFs are Thames, Kendrick, or Dietrich. I believe that Austin and Taylor would have more value with PT, but don’t when that will be. Next week I play a team with a weak offense, so I can hold for now, but one would think that Taylor and Austin will start a couple games per week in the short term.

    Roster:
    CA Cervelli
    1B Rizzo
    2B Hernandez
    3B Rendon
    SS Hampson
    IF Escobar
    OF Acuna, Bryant, Robles, M. Taylor
    UT Zimmerman
    B Tyler Austin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Joc

      • Pugs & Slugs says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    In Only Leagues,

    1. Who would you drop among Fiers, Brad Keller, or Turnbull?

    2. Who do you like best among Christian Walker, Austin Dean or Tyler Austin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Turnbull 2. Walker

  111. The Great Knoche says:
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    Which side you like OBP league

    Merrifield

    Or

    Paddack/Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Merrifield

  112. Hey says:
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    Enciarte or Laureano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

  113. Gotime says:
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    12 teamer 6×6 OBP H2H..
    You dropping bench bats McNeil or Bader to pick up Cruz or nah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil

  114. Perfect Game says:
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    The ROS projections for JRam seem overly optimistic. Saw one 89/25/83/23/.275. I don’t see how he reaches those counting stats in that lineup and he’s been in a slump since second half of last year.

    Albies HR projection seems high too. Power was never really his game and he did most of his damage last year in April/May and nothing since. I think 15HR tops.

    1. What line do you think JRam ends up with?

    2. Who end up with the better line – JRam or Albies?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My projections are in my rankings… I never liked Jo-Ram this year

  115. Brett says:
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    If you were going to meet try to trade away brazier or Blake Parker who would you try to trade?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Huh?

  116. frankgrimes says:
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    What’s the term for streamin’ vs a shit team
    but it backfires!

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      Vince Velasquezed

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Haha. I got Eflin’d!

        • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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          Ouch! I almost picked him up but got eflined a bunch last year

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ugh it was the Marlins

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, nice Fungazi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grimey! I need new Gomorrah!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        I got Ciro’d!

        Did you watch 3/4??

        I’ll find/send later tonight for sure…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, thanks! Yeah, watched 3/4… 4 might’ve been the best episode of the season that wasn’t a cliffhanger (best middle of season episode)

          • frankgrimes says:
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            Agreed!

            —SPOILER ALERT—-

            Tho I kinda caught on it was a set up…
            Where’s my GOLD?!

            Literally LOL’d at the end when he backed up over her.

            5/6 are going to be even better!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Spoiler! I didn’t catch on at all it was a sting, that was amazing…

              • frankgrimes says:
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                You seeing this Touki bizness?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  I saw it, but he’s in bullpen for now

  117. Someone pissed in my Alphabet soup says:
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    Is Dansby Swanson breaking out?

    Swanson or Profer Ros OPS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Profar

  118. Jc says:
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    My Swanson, A Jones and Ohtani for his Rizzo. I gotta take Rizxo, right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rizzo side

  119. Someone pissed in my Alphabet soup says:
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    Bellingers mom is hot

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The whole family, dude’s on fire

  120. Jc says:
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    With this team, What do you think of dropping Odor for Nimmo. No takers on trades. I have Trea, Segura, Swanson and McNeil at MI so Odor has been on my bench anyway.

    Ramos
    McNeil, Segura, Swanson
    Yuli, C Santana, Healy
    Hoskins, Acuna, Inciarte, A Jones, Laureano
    DH: Aguilar
    IL: Ohtani, Odor

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  121. William Hung says:
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    I remember reading in moneyball how he never watches the A’s games. I feel like I know why just now when I saw Travis Shaw look absolutely stupid against Dennis Santana with the bases loaded. It was like watching Pedro Serrano from Major League – he couldn’t hit anything off speed.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  122. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Touki was called up and I left him on my NA spot as he sonofabenched the Mets. I need to drop him or someone else so I can activate him. Standard 5×5 league, who is the drop?

    Touki
    Corbin Burnes
    Julio Urias
    Woodruff

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Burnes

  123. Neil says:
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    Hey Grey! I’m trying to stay patient with Puig but what do you think of this trade in a 14 team H2H with categories being OBP , R, HR, RBI, Steals, QS, ERA, K, WHIP, Saves
    Team A receives Puig, Wil Myers
    Team B receives Albies, Luid Castillo
    Who wins? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Albies side

  124. Brett says:
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    Caleb Smith or stick with eflin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smith

  125. ThE sHiT says:
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    Hampson or Adames for MI spot?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hampson

  126. Smegma says:
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    Getting pinched on IL spots. Drop 1 of these to pickup Jesus Aguilar – odor, upton, or Clevinger?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger

  127. Brett says:
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    replace Zach Eflin for….

    Quintana, Margevicious, german

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Quintana

  128. Harley Earl says:
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    Man, it really does look like Moncada is going to come back to earth with the numbers you posted. Thanks for the insight. I had been trying to trade for him. Even offered Segura and it got rejected.

    Also, Hampson looks like he’s finding some comfort lately. 5-for-17 with a walk in his last four games. Keeping my fingers crossed that he’s starting to see the ball better and make adjustments.

    • The Harrow says:
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      wait, YOU own segura, offered him for moncada AND the moncada owner rejected this. whole bunch of wows in that (well 2 anyway)

      • The Harrow says:
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        just checked on hampson, his fair AVG right now without luck is .237 so he’s doing far better than it looks so far. of course moncada is currently doing better (in expected AVG anyway) than segura by .13 pts. which surprised me totally.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, hopefully on Hampson… Once Coors heats up it gets better for Rockies hitters

  129. Brett says:
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    Can you rank the following in a 12 team QS league

    Eflin
    Urias
    Darvish
    Caleb Smith

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yu, Smith

  130. I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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    20 team roto keep 6-9 with QS and holds added. have these (max 1250 innings so can bench some starts):
    glasnow (K)
    ray (K)
    gibson
    lucchesi
    cahill
    wacha
    RP: (max room for 5, had used a fairly high pick on knebel JUST before he was ruled hurt, stupid mid-march too early draft time): seranthony, familia (just got after somebody dropped him), alexander, cimber, buttrey

    maeda just dropped, who’s my SP for him here?

    2. also, r.nunez or candelman at 3B till vlad’s up?

    • I got $100 for groceries, $1400 for liquor, and $6000 for you to bail a couple of shit puppets out of jail says:
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      in 2, also b.anderson out there

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, I ‘d go Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill 2. Candy

  131. RoarOf84 says:
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    Got a trade on the table that I wanted to get some insight on.

    I give up Sale, Domingo, and Pressley for Buehler, Mazara, and Felipe Vazquez. What say you? Do I bail on Sale for the young ace?

    For context, it’s a 10-team, h2h categories league where each team can keep up to 8 players.

    Current roster:
    C – Contreras
    1B – Abreu
    2B – Shaw
    3B – Bregman
    SS – Correa
    MI – Mondesi
    CI – Bryant
    OF – Acuna
    OF – Eloy
    OF – Domingo
    OF – Marwin
    U – Machado
    IL bats – Dahl, Ohtani, Gregory Polanco

    P – Sale
    P – Flaherty
    P – Treinen
    P – Wheeler
    P – Tanaka
    P – Leclerc
    P – Darvish
    P – Barnes
    Bench arms – Lucchesi, Pivetta, Minter, Woodruff, Pressley, Bradley, Eflin, Freddy Peralta

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, can take Walker side

  132. William Hung says:
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    I am sooooo tempted to pick up Jeff McNeil to replace Biceps Diaz but I just have this sinking feeling the Mets are going to knock McNeil to the bench in favor of Toddfather

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      the mess will get legs mcneil at bats somewhere, he’s already gotten 3B and OF in yahoo from this. remember in preseason he was going to be an OF’er.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Frazier could screw him

  133. Elwood Blues says:
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    Tyler Austin or Austin Dean.. NL Only 5×5.
    Is one a better long term spec/investment?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dean

  134. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    lost odor in 16 teamer. howie or dietrich to replace. OPS and hits added. neither appears to be a starter though at depthcharts (albeit they both are getting at bats everyday), for that we also have these shittier options: fletcher, laSTELLA, b.miller, descalso, rojas, pedroia, cozart etc.

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      WAS clearly has no reason to actually play dozier of course.

      • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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        same league, still have kelly (3 closers, 3 holds guys, max space for 8 RP, but it’s QS starts league so i tend to go 8 SP/6 RP), drop for which of: alexander, wingenter (7th inning guy but he’s good), martin (8th but sucks), bearclaw, romo, biagini.

        other RP’s i have are both good BOS guys, parker, raise the church, buttrey.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Alexander

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fletcher

  135. prestige says:
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    How much you bidding on these players in 15 team NFBC? I have T Wade / Palka droppable on my bench. My current lineup at 1B looks like this (and I’m hurting for power early on):

    1B: Hosmer
    CI: Goodrum
    Uitl: C Walker

    Vogelbach
    T Austin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HOw much am I bidding on who?

      • prestige says:
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        Vogelbach and T Austin

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Vogelbach

  136. prestige says:
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    Shoemaker been great, has 2 starts this week that aren’t ideal though. @Min & @Oak Starting or sitting in 15 team league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Starting

  137. The Harrow says:
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    drop hudson for j.lopez in a 20 teamer with QS? SON doesn’t like either, but hates lopez less. also have burnes, but at least his upside right now is higher than probably any of these.

    • The Harrow says:
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      or thornton he just got dropped. so hudson drop for either thornton or j.lopez

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lopez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  138. Brett says:
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    1. 12 team daily league with categories for holds and another for saves. Current relievers are: Parker, Leclerc, Chapman, Brazier, Dominguez and Familia. Do you feel that I’m still okay if I move Brazier or Parker in a deal to upgrade starting pitching?

    2. Who do you prefer Parker or Brazier?

    Thanks so much

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Brasier

  139. GanGGreen says:
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    Should i start rodon today vs the yankees.? Im first in all pitching categories and im way ahead in innings pitched. SO i dont need to take the risk. But im not really scared of todays lineup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t

  140. Keydoe says:
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    Choose one for homers and runs

    Yandy
    Winker
    Pillar
    Pinder
    Lowe
    Ahmed
    Galvis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker

  141. lwomack58 says:
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    Steamer question: Would you use any of the following

    [email protected] Tex
    Minor vs LAA
    J. Gray @ SD

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Thank you

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  142. Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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    12 teamer small money (with a lot of newbie types) 5×5 h2h. my only 5×5. shallow rosters (dahl i just WW’d,somebody had dropped him). only 2 DL’s here
    C molina
    1B au rizz
    2B mondesi (SS)
    SS story
    3B chapman
    OF (3) acuna, mclutchin’, rosario
    util (2) a.rosario, p.alonso
    BN joc
    BN dahl (no DL space)
    DL otani
    SP: marquez, corbin, strahm, black sab (had been the stream slot), paddack, lucchesi,
    RP: (max 6): alvarado, swarzak, kimbrel (no NA slot), barnes
    DL: ryu
    drop barnes or sab here for parker (this league isn’t good at finding closers if you do it quickly, but i did run out of the 6 moves last week and brasier (who i drafted) was nabbed), who comes off WW in a few days. kennedy and romo also still out there. if sab is dropped that would turn strahm into a stream slot though.

    2. also, when dahl IS back i’m guessing a.rosario is my drop, i don’t need 2 BN bats here. could be joc too i guess, but he does very well vs righties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sab 2. Makes sense, Amed

      • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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        the viz is out now, as soon as i can i’ll add minter dropping sab. but then do i WW parker over barnes (this seems easy)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

          • Bull in a Chinese Restaurant says:
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            scratch that, the one person who should easily beat me here (viz owner) just dropped the viz for minter.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah

  143. prestige says:
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    How much you bidding on Vogelbach in 15 team NFBC league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $12

  144. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Trent Thornton for Jordan Lyles of PIT?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  145. Bunzo says:
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    Which one for homers and runs?

    Yandy
    Moreland
    Smith Jr.
    Pillar
    Lowe
    Pinder
    C. Stew
    Galvis

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Moreland

  146. Gotime says:
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    Hey Grey, early game tomorrow and since you ride with the West side (the best side!) – figure I’d ask your advice for pitching matchups this week.
    12 teamer H2H 6×6 (QS and Wins) weekly lock:
    My pitching been a mess but thinking this:
    Strasberg vs SF and @ Mia – start
    Lucchesi vs Col and vs Mia – start
    Gibson vs Tor and @ Bal – start
    Maeda vs Cin and @ Mil – start
    Price @ TB – start
    Then not sure about last spot between
    Woodruff vs Stl and vs Dodgers
    Wheeler @ Phi
    Ed-Rod @ TB
    Your thoughts? Start all the 2 starts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start all the 2 start starters

  147. Alex says:
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    Do we have a name for a grateful injury?

    Being able to put Odor on the IL to pick up Brandon Lowe today is one of those.

    Grateful Dead?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, not yet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grateful Dead is solid too

  148. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: Shrewd move or shortsighted and could screw me in the future?

    Heard Touki is moving to the rotation, swapped Lindor and Clevinger in my DL spot and promptly dropped Clevinger for Touki.

    My pitching staff is now: Touki, Fried, Marquez, Woodruff, Glasnow, Lucchesi
    SAGNOF: Alvarado, Barnes/Brasier, Holland, Swarzak, Strop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, works for me

      • William Hung says:
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        in other news: my swap out of Buxton for Yandy hasn’t really worked out – I haven’t seen a lot of Buxton ABs but his boxscore numbers look pretty good. He’s not striking out left and right and actually getting on base. Can’t tell if what he’s doing is sustainable or if he’s headed for a BA correction

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh see where it is in a few weeks

      • William Hung says:
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        Should I pick up someone like Mikolas or Gonzales to assist with some WHIP? I’m not sure if this staff is going to tie me to the WHIPing post or not

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Marco

  149. Lucky Dog says:
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    Andrus with the RBI triple & straight steak of home. Dude was hella overrated last year but this year he’s a downright bargain!

    Also, don’t look now but Delino Deshields is leading off & swiping bags – you might wanna hype that dude up! (lol)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Andrus with the dong! Single & double from the cycle – he’s got the two tougher hits out of the way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Having a nice beginning of the year

          • Lucky Dog says:
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            Base hit… Just a double away from the cycle! Huge day

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice!

  150. Stephen Lyon says:
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    JOC.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        I guess he’s over 50% owned (hence mnot mentioned) but Kepler is at $21 for the next 7 days – grabbed him too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  151. Lucky Dog says:
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    Will Mccutcheon go 0 for seven? The suspense is terrible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • Lucky Dog says:
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        Triple!

  152. Moscowitz says:
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    How this stripling guy doesnt get hit is beyond me…the guy throws his soft 89 fastball often right in the middle of the plate and people just watch it happen. This guy is the biggest pitching phenom in the bigs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      His breaking stuff has such late break on it that it looks just like his fastball longer than most is why. The velo drop is concerning of course

  153. ThE sHiT says:
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    Out of $177 left of FAAB, in a 14 team ESPN 5×5 league, how much to bid for Touki? Am i dropping Hendricks, Woodruff, Domingo German, or Merrill for Touki?

    Also, Verdugo looks so damn good. Its only a matter of time until Roberts finds regular ABs for him, logjam be damned. I would be looking to pickup and stash where possible.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed on Verdugo — Merrill for Touki — $6

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        I had already put in Hendricks for Touki for $5, made the change, thanks as always.

        Is Tyler Austin droppable? He is who i would be dropping for Verdugo. How much to bid on Verdugo, $3?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, can lose Austin for Verdugo for $3

  154. William Hung says:
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    Praying to the Fantasy Baseball Gods that Pete Alonso gets 1 R and 3 RBIs tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Let’s go Pete!

      • William Hung says:
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        All my relievers sans Alvarado got into the action today and I just needed 1 SV to get another point, but the fortunes were not in my favor… at least none of my guys got Kazaam’d

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

      • William Hung says:
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        Dammit – doubtful I get that big hit from Pete tonight

  155. Play Ball says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Who do you want and in what order for a standard roto using – K, QS, ERA, WHIP?

    Bumgarner, Folty, Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bum

      • Play Ball says:
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        Thanks.

        Assume Folty is healthy when he comes back 4/20. You still like Bum first? Also, if I can’t swing a deal for Bum do you like Folty or Musgrove next?

        Bum’s peripherals so far: 5.13 FIP, 4.47 xFIP, 56% LOB and .204 BABIP

  156. Gotime says:
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    Eovaldi worth picking up and dropping Gibson, Woodruff for him or hold (QS and W H2H cats)

  157. DonnieB says:
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    Need to do some add/drops tonight. Would you do Brasier or Minter—Vizcaino on IL. And would you do Margot or Bader? Finally, how about Smoak or JBJ? Thank you!

  158. prestige says:
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    Start or Sit Cahill in weekly 15 team roto league?

    @Rangers + home vs. Mariners

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