(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY THIS WEEK ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $10/MONTH.)

Me and seven guys who I picked up in a Home Depot parking lot are bringing home a life-sized cutout of Grayson Rodriguez in a wheelbarrow. “Cory, please help me get my make-believe son, Gray, uh, son, onto my couch.” Cory and my new Home Depot friends, who I paid with Venmo, manage to lean the 6’5″, 220-pound cutout onto the couch.

Later, me and Cougs are watching The Staircase and between us is my make-believe son, Grayson. “Say hello, Grayson,” I say. I nudge the Grayson cutout with my arm, and it falls over crushing my wife’s foot. At the Urgent Care, I explain to Cougs that Grayson Rodriguez is the best pitcher the Orioles have right now. As a horsey might say, nay, he’s a top five arm in the AL East right now. If he’s healthy, it’s stuff you’re not seeing from many pitchers in the major leagues. Five above-average to plus-plus pitches with control. Through nine starts in Triple-A as the 9th youngest pitcher at the level: His K/9 is 13.7; his BB/9 is 2.9; his FIP is 1.77.

I shush Cougs’s sobs. I ask, “Are you sobbing from your broken foot from my make-believe son cutout falling on you or are you worried about his slider?” Before she can answer, I anticipate and tell her his fastball sits 95 MPH with a plus whiff rate, and his two plus secondaries are his curveball and changeup with whiff rates above 50%. Oh, and by the by, he has a slider and cutter that grade as average or better too. Is this man a hydra? What kind of water do they have in the Rio Grande that they’re giving this Texan? He’s unreal, like an alien. He just needs a nickname to play off Grayson, and being an alien. Oh, I know! Call him Spawn. Grayson’s going to be the best thing you’ve seen since the last future Hall of Famer was promoted. A chip right off the old block that fell on Cougs, that’s my Spawn!

Also, here’s me talking about Grayson Rodriguez (please subscribe to this friggin Youtube channel — click that and click subscribe):

Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

MJ Melendez – Already gave you my MJ Melendez fantasy. I also gave you my Adley Rutschman fantasy. What a time to be alive! Orioles have exciting names and there’s lots of fantasy catcher pickups! Oh, and William Contreras. Eff me, catchers up the wazoo.

Christian Walker – I saw he was only rostered in 21% of ESPN leagues and I started cackling until Cougs called a nurse to come look at me and help me put on a robe.

Hunter Dozier – “What’s good, my main man?!” That’s Dozier to Christian Walker, who just rolls his eyes.

Juan Yepez – It’s honestly hard for me to know what to do with some waiver wire guys. Clearly, Yepez (and the guys above) should be rostered by now, but at a certain point, maybe next week, I will just stop recommending them because I’ve recommended them three weeks in a row, and, unless a guy is Ty Wigginton and this is June and July of 2011, I’m not going to recommend a guy every week he stays under 50% rostered.

Patrick Wisdom – I want you to go pick up Wisdom and scream, “Look, ma, I’m smartening up!”

Pavin Smith – Big week for rando 1st basemen. Didn’t hurt that the Diamondbacks’ entire lineup went from caca to cuckoo, aided by the 180 MPH winds in Wrigley last weekend. That reminds me, whatever happened to the Bermuda Triangle? 80s kids had all the best weirdo conspiracies: Loch Ness, Sasquatch, Nancy Reagan as throat goat.

Josh Rojas – I like when I see a site calling him Joshua Rojas, like they’re recognizing his Hebrew name. Well, recently Hebrewing up some hits! Huh?! High five me so hard! No? Okay.

Nolan Gorman – Incredibly, I gave you a Nolan Gorman fantasy too. Boy, my fingers be working overtime! And all I’ve ever ask of you is you subscribe to our Youtube Channel. Click that and click subscribe. How’s the guilt working? At all?

Jonathan Villar – He seems to have gotten old, and useless, which is not me misdirecting so you can grab him and your opponents don’t. I’m being serious. Pretty meh on Villar. Call him Villa de los Hobos. Put his stats in a tied handkerchief at the end of a stick and hop him onto a rattley-old train. Okay, you get the point, but Villar has been hot recently.

Royce LewisTwins are playing Lewis at 3rd base in the minors, not to inspire Gio Urshela to be better, but to get Lewis back in the minors. I’d guess sooner in that landmark case of sooner vs. later.

Isaac Paredes – He’s looked like a 15-homer, .260 hitter at every stop in the minors and majors, which is bizarre. Usually a guy is great in Single-A eventually, then Double-A eventually, and so on. Not Paredes. He’s consistently, just fine.

Ramon Urias – Weird that no one abbreviates his name Ram-Urias. Or puts that on their shirt. Or bumper sticker. Or spraypainted around manholes. Just weird, huh? Any hoo! He’s been hot too!

Harold Castro – Sadly, I could only put one Harold in this week’s Buy, due to some arcane law, and I debated Castro vs. Harold Ramirez, and thought that if I said that, in some ways, I was mentioning both, and getting around that law. So far, so goo–*door knocked off hinges* Chill, I’ll get on the ground!

Luis Rengifo – True (and boring) story alert! Though, if you call an alert an “awert,” like you’re Elmer Fudd, it becomes less boring. I had Amed Rosario listed (and what do you know? There he is!), and looked at his season-long stats, and laughed at how bad they are, and removed Rosario from this column, but left Rengifo, even though his numbers are nearly as yawnstipating.

Christopher Morel – Depends on how deep your league is on whether or not you should find mushroom on your team for Morel. He has solid speed and power, but the Cubs seem content platooning him, which lessens his value, but not total shiitake.

Emmanuel Rivera – Hey, it’s Ozark. Ya know, the Missouri Rivera. He could have 20-homer power and he doesn’t strike out much at all, so maybe a .260+ average. 20-homer and .260? I’d take that from Matt Olson at this point!

Kevin Kiermaier – If I were Spanish and my name was Kevin, I’d go be Kevino, and walk around like a sommelier, just swishing everything around in my mouth and spitting everything in a bucket, and people would call me, Nick Swisher, and I’d say, “No, Kevino.”

Kole Calhoun – Wisdom and Walker, which sounds like a mall store that caters to the elderlies, have surpassed Kole as the hottest schmotato in Schmotatoland, but it doesn’t mean Calhoun can’t keep it going.

Brett Phillips – I feel bad for those that look at Ohtani as the only two-way player, and don’t recognize the genius of Brett Phillips. He’s just waiting for a rotation spot with his 51.8 MPH fastball. This week’s video at the top of the page is dedicated to the first two-way player. You can see all the videos a day before they come out here on the Youtube channel. Subscribe!

Tyrone Taylor – Supplanting Jace Peterson as the Brewers’ player you don’t really want, but should want.

Alek Thomas – Just discovered MF DOOM, that’s embarrassing, but there it is. Way late to the game. The most intentionally funny rap song is Can I Watch? by Viktor Vaughn aka MF DOOM. Not even sure what’s 2nd, maybe something by Biz Markie or ODB. I mention this now because I’m listening to DOOM (between Kendrick Lamar’s new album on repeat), and I feel like people are going to discover Alek Thomas at some point. Might not be until next year. He’s a 20/20/.280 guy with upside; people should know him; they don’t; semicolons are fun.

Riley Greene – Starting a rehab assignment and that comes with an assignment for you, pick him up.

Kyle Lewis – He could be a top 50 guy on the Player Rater for the two months he’s healthy. Two months? That’s it? Yes, maybe, I don’t know. Let’s see him stay on the field longer, before going any further.

Lane Thomas – Mentioned this on this week’s podcast, but Lane Thomas was one of my preseason darlings, who was challenging Nadir Bupkis for fantasy value early on, but now he’s starting to heat up.

Cal Mitchell – *pours a bottle of More Suds Sudsy Suds into the tub, submerges body* Calm Itchell…take me away. The other day I said, “Calm looks like Alek Thomas, but on the Pirates. At 23, he has solid power/speed and great contact. Had five homers, six steals and .306 in 34 games in Triple-A. Prospectonator (projections for every rookie) actually likes him.” And that’s me quoting me!

Jose Urquidy – This is a Streamonator call. Like the call it makes to its local Staples.

Brady Singer – This is also a Streamonator call. “Last time I called I had a lovely conversation with a fax machine, can you connect us again–What do you mean you threw it out? Why?!”

Brooks Raley – Wouldn’t say Raley is the Rays’ closer, but I also wouldn’t say anyone else is the Rays’ closer either, i.e., his name anagrams as “Rays’ bloke or…?” and that feels pretty fitting.

Paul SewaldWasup el lad? Okay, now I’m just doing anagrams. Mariners’ closer is an unknown quality like how long to put Totino’s pizza rolls in the microwave so they don’t become the surface of the sun hot and burn your mouth, but Sewald has the best stuff and has recorded a few recent saves.

Ryan Helsley – His numbers are ridiculous, man and five girl readers. Like outside of the realm of reality really real. Like he’s the vigilante Charles Bronson sitting on a car made of butter in the sun making the noise of a revving engine, and the butter car starts moving just based on the sound. That good.

SELL

Teoscar Hernandez – Sigh. His expected batting average is .219, and, as someone who’s watched too many of his at-bats, let me be the one that tells you that expected batting average seems high. He’s making Kevin Newman look mannish. He’s doing a number two compared to Diner-Falafel’s chickpeas. He’s saying, “Et tu,” to Cesar Hernandez. He’s making Chazz Noir’s side-saddle look like a gallop and not a squat and trot. Starting to wonder how long until we hear Teoscar’s been nursing his oblique this whole time. Teoscar should be a black tie affair, but now it’s just a bunch of poop and circumstance. Teoscar looks like a seat filler. I wouldn’t be shocked to see him get platooned if he keeps going down as “the easiest 0-for-5 you’ve ever seen.” Not saying I’d trade him for a pre-licked envelope, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 month ago

dang I hate when real life gets in the way of fantasy. I had to stay busy working this morning and didnt take seiya out of my lineup. I mean I made more money today then what I would make winning the league but that isnt what its about! Who should i replace Seiya with out of –
Yepez, Kyle Lewis, Naylor or Margot?

mattdips
mattdips
1 month ago

Got some FA decisions to make for next week when I might need to fix my low SVs problem. 10 team categories, 4 OF, 2 util.

C- Varsho
1B- Olson
2B- Segura
SS- Witt
3B- Devers
OF- Soto, Alvarez, Marte, Pham
Util- Walker, Goldy
Ben- Adames (IL)
IL- India, Lowe
SP- Burnes, Cole, Nola, Gilbert, Manaea, Valdez, Cobb, Contreras
RP- Holmes, Soto
IL- Kittredge

Waivers: Strider, Pagan, Bader, Yepez, Happ, Javier

Luxurious problem but what do I do? Lots of options and unsure who to drop. Thanks!

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  mattdips
1 month ago

Forgot to mention also have Tyler Anderson

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

Someone in the ol’ H2H (12 teams QS) dropped Mahle a few days ago, no doubt in a fit of disgust. Went Ok today – worth a grab you think?

buddens126
buddens126
1 month ago

Tellez or Soler ROS

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
1 month ago

Hi Grey!

It’s been a minute, right? Currently in 3rd place in my 12 team, roto, 6×6, saves+holds league. Was in 1st yesterday…? Anyway, was planning to drop A. Giménez for A. Engel. Need a boost in AVG, OPS and SBs. Please advise.

C – William Contreras
1B – Abreu
2B – France
SS – Witt, Jr.
3B – Franco
CI – Dozier
MI – E. Suárez
OF – Benintendi, A. Frazier, A. Hays, T. Taylor
U – Gleyber & W. Myers
BN – A. Giménez, Tucker (DTD) & L. Robert (IL)
IL – Eloy
SP – Bassitt, Cease, Gore, S. Gray, Manoah, & P. Sandoval
RP – Romano, Pressly, Knebel, Mantiply & Effross
IL – Baz, Heaney, Lodolo & E. Swanson

My offense is better than the guy who’s in 1st place. I NEED Eloy, Robert and Tucker to stay healthy!!!! Should I trade for Merrifield? If so, whom should I offer in exchange?? REALLY want to win this year!!

Thanks,
LadyScorpio

LadyScorpio
herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. tyrone, laureano or morel? thanks!

J C
J C
1 month ago

Thanks for your (our) patience as trading partner keeps changing his mind.

1. Stroman or Luis Garcia? Close or Cubs just too dismal?
2. Adolis or Happ?
3. Lourdes or Happ?

Turn Two
Turn Two
1 month ago

Estrada $9 and Pavel Smith $1 for KB $21? NL only keeper or am I being too impatient.

Christopher Sherwin
Christopher Sherwin
1 month ago

Lindor, Chisholm, Musgrove

for

Juan Soto, Dansby Swanson, Trevor Rogers

What side you take Grey?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

How does Marco G do it? i streamed him for a QS so I’m stoked, obvs, but one earned through 7 on 84 pitches against the freakin’ Astros?

Sorcery.

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Saint
Saint
1 month ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 QS OPS Daily Redraft

Gleyber or Cobb

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Was just offered Gleyber/Bell/Vaughn for my Freeman. I’m scrambling at 2B with B. Lowe on IL and currently plugging in Andres with minimal on the wire.

Your thoughts again would be greatly appreciated

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you.

Last one of the day. Strider gets the start tomorrow @ARZ. Strider @Tex on Wed. Strider or Springs ROS?

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Saint
1 month ago

Edit: Springs @Tex

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
1 month ago

Is this Victor Robles heater something or not?

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

In a single catcher 12 teamer…my Strider for William Contreras.
Need hitting, already have A.Kirk and S.Murphy on bench.

J C
J C
1 month ago

Which side in league that has ten hitting cats including strikeouts?
1.
A. Lourdes, Stroman
B. Luis Garcia
2.
A. Donaldson, Adolis
B. Eugenio, Joe
3.
A. Lourdes, Adolis,
B. Yepez, Joe

John
John
1 month ago

Drop profar or espinal

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
1 month ago
ellis
ellis
1 month ago

Royce hurt, same knee as ACL last year

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  ellis
1 month ago

They said it was from impacting the wall… hoping it’s just a bad bruise and not ACL related

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  ellis
1 month ago

After further review, it looks like he impacted with the left leg and landed awkwardly on the right. Not sure what to make of it, but he was definitely in pain.

SIGH

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
1 month ago

Good day sir! What say you: Contreras or Adley? Losing faith in the kid already and don’t want to miss out on William. Thanks!

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you! Due to my curse I would now recommend everyone Schoop up Adley in 3, 2, 1 haha

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

oh wait I meant William Contreras not Wilson!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 month ago

Why does Gurriel Jr F me every year haha

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Remind me next year not to draft him and just grab him after someone dumps him

did you watch our flag means death?

Last edited 1 month ago by frankgrimes
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

It’s got a little what we do shadow vibes. I’m going to check out Wellington Paranormal next.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yes. Same people who created shadows made Wellington. That’s all I know ha.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

There’s not as many hard laughs in the flag means death (for me) but it’s a good watch nevertheless.

Sandman
Sandman
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Are you dropping any of these guys for Royce?

Bellinger, Tellez, Naylor

Thanks!

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
1 month ago

16 team keeper league, 5×5.

give- Ryan Mouncastle, Jeremy Pena, Tommy Pham.
get- Aaron Nola, Matt Chapman, Devin Williams.

I’m deep in offense, want K’s, ERA, WHIP.

MY TEAM
CA- Melendez. 1B- Goldschmidt. 2B- Marte. 3B- Yepez. SS- Anderson. IN- Pena.
OF- Soto. OF- Mountcastle. OF- Ward. OF- Pham. UT- Soler.
BN- R Lewis, K Lewis, Naquin, Durran, M Harris. DL- Oliveras
SP- Buehler. SP- Fried. RP- Kimbrel. RP- Holmes.
P- Seawld. P- Wick. P- ADiaz.
BN- Taillon, Singer, IAnderson. DL- DeSclafani.

smokie
smokie
1 month ago

drop king for hesley?

smokie
smokie
1 month ago

keep two: wisdom, profar, calhoun, marsh

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Grey,

would you drop Brendon Donovan for Luis Guillorme?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

why not? Just wanted to hear your thinking

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

also would you drop Cueto for Guillorme?

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

-“Rowdy Diaz Doesn’t Exist” was my favorite song of the lesser known avant-garde B-52s side project, Feetloaf.

-Strider starting on Monday!

-Would you drop Segura for Royce in a 12 teamer?

Thanks, Grey!

Last edited 1 month ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Best chance of someone getting a steal today-Robles, M. Harris, K. Hayes?

Also would you keep Cobb over Whitlock?

Thank you and have a good holiday

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

I guess good problem to have but can only start 2 today out of
Burnes @ Stl
Mikolus vs Mil
Roansy @ SD
McLanahan vs Yankees.
Gotta roll with Burnes and McLanahan amiright?
+7 IP, -3 Hits, -3 Walks, +2 Ks, -12 HR

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

  1. I was going to start MiKe Mokilos, Tyler Anderson and Nick Pivetta, Do you agree?

2.Who would you pick today for designated hitter: Kole Calhoun at Oakland or Rowdy Diaz at St Louis?

3.Since Kris Bryant on third base, I have Hunter Dozier. Would you waive him to get Patrick Wisdom?

Thanks again for all your help!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

sorry.

1. Nick Pervetta of the Sox is home about Baltimore. best to start. Do you agree?

2. Tyler Anderson of the dodgers is on the road against AZ? best to start. do you agree?

3. the Cards Mike Mikolas is home against the Brewers (Burnes)? would you start or sit Mikolas?

4. Would you waive Hunter Dozier of KC to pick up Patrick Wisdom of the Cubs?

thanks for your patience!

martin

Llango5021
Llango5021
1 month ago

Grey,

Is gonslin a sell high candidate?? What do you think of Gonslin for Ty France?

Thanks

Russ
Russ
1 month ago

Royce Lewis called back up to the Twins and looks to be in for an everyday role being able to play multiple positions, will gain OF and 3B eventually. Definite pick up in a 12 teamer?

JC11
JC11
1 month ago

Royce is back up. Ros Royce or Rojas pts league

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CoachGonzo
CoachGonzo
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

How about Royce or Kyle Lewis in a points league?

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 month ago

Good morning Grey!

Trying to see who would he the cut for me to add Grayson: 10 tm QS league

Trevor Rogers
Whitlock
Kirby (has a two start next week though)
Javier
Or I could cut Franmil who is on the IL for being no good lately.

Also Tellez has started to slow down and is now sitting against lefties. Someone dropped Nelson Cruz and he has turned it on of late. Worth the swap or hold Tellez? Rowdy is facing at least 4 lefties next week.

Thanks as always!

c762062790
c762062790
1 month ago

Please rank ROS: Votto/Calhoun/Kyle Lewis

eballs
eballs
1 month ago

Rank top 3

Baez
Schwindel
Farmer
Yadiel Hernandez
Cesar Hernandez
Kim
Garrett Cooper
Ramon Urias
Longoria

eballs
eballs
Reply to  eballs
1 month ago

Laureano

J C
J C
1 month ago

Several interesting players hit the wire last night after our chat on Rios. So the pool now looks like: E Rios, Morel, Copper, Daza, Tyrone. Are any of these guys better than Joe, Yepez or Rowdy who are on my team. Context: h2h, 12 teamer, 2nd place, patient owner trying to be best in September.

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

12 team h/h points redraft

Was just offered (get) Ohtani for my (give) Sandy & Kopech

would probably just use Ohtani as a DH unless he’s double starting

start 5 SPers per week

my SPers

Burnes
Alcantara
Bieber
McClanahan
Wright
Manoah
Severino
Rasmussen
Javier
Kopech

Jack Straw
Jack Straw
1 month ago

10 team NL only 5×5 roto looking for general improvement across all hitting categories.

Who you like ROS between Cal Mitchell and Michael Harris II?

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
1 month ago

Grey! Would you take Rodriguez over Montgomery, T. Anderson, I. Anderson, or Taillon? Thanks!

Turn Two
Turn Two
1 month ago

Mitchell or Harris.. NL Only dynasty- $5 minimum bid – which one should I target and how much is worth it?

ellis
ellis
1 month ago

Knowing that Tampa is always unreadable with their closer, are you reading anything into Colin Poche?

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

that’s tampa! thanks

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 month ago

Small and shallow 6-team roto redraft league. Matt Olson or Jazz? Currently have Albies @ 2B, Bo and TA @ SS and MI. My 1B is Freeman.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Perfect Game
1 month ago

Olson had 13 HR and 33 RBI thru May last season. 20/5/16 so far in ‘22. Better lineup, better park, Statcast looks close, but LA down from 16 to 10 and GB up from 40 to 50 and K up from 17 to 24.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

1. Would you also take France over Olson or no?

2. Verlander or Alcantara – QS league?

Thanks Grey. Have a great Memorial weekend.

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

In a keeper, would you sell your Pressley nonkeeper (no other closers, but prob not my year anyway) for Jared Walsh $3 or Yepez $2? Might also have a shot at Gorman $0, but prob not.

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

What kind of numbers do u think Michael Harris puts up?

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

4% of faab sound about right for harris? Keeper 12 teamer. Thanks!

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

12 team h/h points redraft ….. am I suppose to trade Bieber or Sandy & Severino for Ohtani

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

H2H pts +7IP +2.K -3Hits -3BB -12HR
Start Gonsolin @ Ari or Roansy @ SD tomorrow

J C
J C
1 month ago

1. Will E Rios get enuf ABs this week with Muncy out or platoon guy?
2. Better stream option..Quantrill home vs Royals or Whitlock home vs Reds? Both seem good but I likely will be lucky to get one

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  J C
1 month ago

rios has started all the games lately and now muncy’s out with same elbow tendon he tore months ago that he didn’t have fixed. i’d expect at least 2+ weeks if not far more (if say muncy now decides to get the elbow fixed, finally) for rios to be starting.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  J C
1 month ago

i’d go whitlock, SON agrees has him about 6 bucks better (small positive around 3 vs small negative around -3)

J C
J C
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

Thanks! The bot is a good tool. Had me pickup up La Stella instead of Daza today so not speaking to him.

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Good call out. 12 team mixed. I have two open spots.
Whitlock looks to be one.
The other would be a bench bat and/or fill-in until Robert gets back, Tellez sits etc. Rios or Daza in Coors, or Longo or I could go bullpen with options such as Sewald, J.P. Feyer

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you!

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Better start?
Cobb at Cincy or
S.Gray home vs KC

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
1 month ago

Greyyyyy!!!!

First time reading in a while and I see this nonsense about MF DOOM. Real question is, are you listening to RJ Payne? Absolute monster.

https://youtu.be/nqHro83PYdI

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Funny you say, had a little brain surgery last month to repair a dissected aneurysm. Easy peasy though, went through my wrist and was out next day. How about you? Hopefully better than that ha.

Payne is so good. He’s putting out a project every month this year. He did one as Nino Brown as if he didn’t die at the end. I’m not even close to listening to everything he’s done.

https://youtu.be/WwB6YbcRb3A

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Oh cool, yeah thanks. It was a breeze, guess my original headache was pretty close to be being a rupture but I didn’t even miss work.

No he’s just angry I believe, ha. Leatherface is a series. He does If Cocaine Could Talk series that’s all about that, and then Beautiful Payne (I think?) is more of a sensitive side. He’s like 35 and finally got semi famous from IG

https://youtu.be/V7gY9LYM6zU

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Crazy that I had insurance for 4 days before this happened. Either jinxed myself or was lucky ha.

Hey I know Geoff posted DOOM on here because that’s where I first heard ALL CAPS by Madvillain. Also him. Payne has bars “I’m higher than those Kanye boots”. Have you seen those boots? Haha. Line is better knowing

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Gotta love ‘Murica.

Haha hilarious. I had to look it up when I heard the line, lost it. Especially as someone who hates his music and sneakers.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

would you start or sit AZ’ Merrill Kelly at home against LAD. the dodgers are pitching Tony Gonsohm.

thanks!

Crock
Crock
1 month ago

Jazz/Nestor or Juan Soto

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Grey,
Would you trade Altuve to acquire Gorman?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

certainly not if redraft

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

and you probably can get more for altuve if dynasty.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

ok thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

HI Grey,

I appreciate deciding on players is like reading tea leaves.

I have Kris Bryant on IL and so I picked Hunter Dozier up at 3B.

  1. Stay the course and wait for Bryant to come back.

2.Drop Kris Bryant and pick up Patrick Wisdon.
3.Keep Bryant and cut either Kole Colhoun or Roddy Tallez and get Wisdon.
4.Cut Freddy Piratla and take Mike Clevanger of SF.

Looking forward to your advice.

Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thanks!!!!

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
1 month ago

I have a dilemma. I have Will Smith, MJ, Jansen and Sal at C in a 2 C league. Sal just came off IL today and Lou Bob will be coming off soon. Need to make room. Which 2 catchers SHOULD I KEEP ROS? I can’t decide. It’s a small roto redraft league.

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

10T 5×5 redraft

If you could only roster 2 for UTIL: J Turner, MJ & Bohm

Thanks!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Wow, Michael Harris getting the call to “ignite” the ATL offense…

Definitely a bit surprised.

He worth an add in redraft leagues or more of a “wait/watch & see”?

Fwiw, my current end-of-bench consists of: Kyle Lewis & Rojas

Thanks as always

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Christian Walker also sitting in my UTL (didn’t realize he’s hitting sub-.200 bc of the 6 HR’s over the past 2 weeks)

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Appreciate it as always!

Also, any chance you’re trusting/ starting Lorenzen today v. TOR?

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
1 month ago

Hi Grey

10 tm h2h pts

thoughts on Tyler O’Neill going forward

are any of these guys worth dropping him for? Santander, Calhoun, Walker, Schwindel

Always THANKS!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I can, and I will – THANKS x 2

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

Michael Harris II call up! Was not expecting that considering he has only played 46 games above Single A. Excited to see what the kid can do, but also won’t be surprised if he needs more time.

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 month ago

For this season only in a roto redraft – Witt or Yelich across all categories?

Curious George
Curious George
1 month ago

Thoughts on Tyler O’Neill? Should I continue to have patience or look to package him for someone like eloy?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

G. Torres or Gorman(STL).

Thanks

Lucky Dog
1 month ago

If you haven’t seen this Joc Pederson clip about why there was a physical altercation with Tommy Pham, it’s a must-watch. Friggin IR spots in FF cause nothing but headaches, and this is so damn relatable. Lmao
https://twitter.com/jomboymedia/status/1530416978527150082?s=21&t=HboTx2VzyErfJNMcdCAWWg

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Pham is a douche but it really took Joc 3 minutes to explain what happened. Brutal.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  California Dreamer
1 month ago

it sure seems this way from joc’s story and pham’s past makes this believeable but before throwing him under the bus and being certain on that; anybody that’s ever been in some league with somebody(ies) who don’t pay their debts has likely heard some sort of story like that when they are confronted about their lack of payment(s). i’d still bet it’s likely pham’s just a nutbar.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

regardless of what actually happened in their league it’s at least one grown man millionaire acting like an unruly child so hilarious. and i doubt pham’s let back into that league regardless of who’s at fault when his method of dealing with things is to show up pregame and try picking a fight over it in public. i didn’t see any video of this but sounds like joc acted exactly like a professional adult would do and didn’t engage in the violence. (even IF he’s at fault for something we don’t know about). whatever the actual issue is why would any reasonable person (1): wait till they are in public, on camera (2): wait till 5 months later to deal with whatever the issue was

J C
J C
1 month ago

Currently in 2nd place in 12 teamer, h2h. Team and WW below.

1. Was offered his Buxton and Javier for my JulRod. I would lose my streamer spot if I accepted. I weathered the rookie adjustment period and love what his is doing with speed and power. I have been out on Buxton cuz of injuries but his upside is tempting. Thoughts?
2. Any WW upgrades?

C- Stephenson
CI- Freeman, Eugenio, Rowdy
MI- France, Lindor, Polanco
OF – (play 5) Acuna, Robert, JulRod, Happ, Yepez
Util- Joe
SP- McClan, Montas, Cease, Berrios, L Garcia, Taillon, Streamer spot
RP- Hader, E Diaz, Holmes, Feyeresien (holds are a cat)
IL: Kershaw

WW: Quantrill, Kitterage, Whitlock, Sewald, Giles, Meadows, Cutch

Joe
Joe
Reply to  J C
1 month ago

The proven ability and upside of Buxton is too much to pass up, the rookie will have many more rookie slumps, add in the fact you are getting an emerging ace is an easy accept

Primetwo
Primetwo
Reply to  J C
1 month ago

Buxton

Saint
Saint
1 month ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 QS OPS Daily Redraft

1). Please rank top 3 of the following ROS:

Junis, Srings, Wood, Kikuchi, Ashby

2). Witt Jr or Manaea

3). Witt Jr or Gleybar/Duran

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Follow up question. I can’t really afford my only bench bat now being platooned against lefties (Tellez). Swap out for Walker who plays everyday?

Thanks again!

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Lots of action over here today. Was just offered Lindor/Bell for my Witt Jr/Freeman. That’s a no for me. If I Countered with Jo-Ram/Montas for Witt Jr/Freeman what side do you like? Close?

Thanks a million!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Morning Grey,

I have Realmuto with Garver as my backup C. Would you drop Garver for the kid in COL Serven?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

k thanks