And thus the Gunnar Henderson Era begins, not with a whimper but with a cocking of a ballpoint pen, and the cursive of a signature by the 108-year-old Peter Angelos, signing the contract to bring Gunnar up to the majors. “Gunnar, bend down to hear what Mr. Angelos wants to tell you!” His agent yells to him. Gunnar obliges, and Peter Angelos just blehs like Dracula. It’s a fantastic scene, and one Gunnar shouldn’t soon forget. Gunnar won’t be forgotten by fantasy baseball people either, i.e., Us! (Jordan Peele’s second best film. Though, after Get Out, I think they’re all tied, if we’re being honest. Any hoo!) Gunnar Henderson is everything you want — speed, power, contact. He’s Bobby Witt Jr., but better. Call him Better Witt Jr. Actually, call Bobby Witt Jr., a poor man’s Gunnar Henderson. Call him Slingshot Henderson. Itch had Corbin Carroll way above Gunnar Henderson in his top 25 prospects, and, honestly, I don’t know why. You can ask him. Gunnar’s not even particularly high on his top 10 Orioles prospects. Perhaps Itch was once bullied by a 23-year-old who was balding and looked like Cal Ripken Jr. Who’s to say? I’m grabbing Gunnar in every league. With only a month left, he might do nothing, but Gunnar also might immediately click click boom. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

DL Hall – Also being called up by the Orioles, again. Really should change his name to IL Hall. Get with the times, man! In that top 10 Orioles prospects post I linked to above, Itch goes over Hall. I’ve gone over Hall before — search the site! He’s great, but no command, and I wouldn’t mess with him this year.

Cal Quantrill – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.50. Not telling you how to do your job, but, instead of guys like Giolito, you should be going to the Streamonator starting guys like Quantrill. Okay, I am telling you how to do your job.

Shane McClanahan – Abruptly ended his pregame warmup and left the bullpen area, appearing to be crying, or maybe it was my tears obstructing my own vision. Rays are saying it’s a shoulder impingement, that’s shorthand for, “We haven’t the foggiest idea what’s going on, but it’s shoulder-related.” It’s the dreaded catch-all. It’s too early to say if you should drop him in redrafts, but in some leagues, you might not be able to wait for official word, which, honestly might not come for weeks, or until March of next year.

Jose Siri – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, 2nd homer in four games, and I grabbed Siri in most 15-team mixed league FAAB leagues this past weekend, because he was very high up on the Weekly Hitter Planner, which is a tool I don’t talk about enough, and use all the time.

Randy Arozarena – 3-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (18) and legs (25, 26). Didn’t know the Rice Bowl had so much speed. This is like Ming’s delivery, where they say just ping Pong and he’ll come running! Pong’s the delivery guy; not sure who Ming is.

Justin Verlander – Hit the IL with “it’s late in the year and we’re going to the playoffs so I think I’m gonna Facetime with Kate and peace out for a little while here.” Cristian Javier will return to the rotation. Does little dance, thinks about how Javier might only go three innings, pinches leg to forget about what I was thinking.

Yainer Diaz – Called up by the Astros to back up Maldonado and Vazquez, but maybe more importantly to act as a DH if the Astros need Captain Woo Cubano to rest his hand, which honestly makes me kinda sad more than excited for Yainer, though he does have solid power, and catcher eligibility.

Hunter Brown – Also, called up by the Astros, to act as, I guess, a middle reliever or as a give-us-relief-from-starting-our-starters-who-are-tired. Hunter Brown is very interesting for dynasty leagues, but I doubt we get much more than maybe a streamer, if he gets a start. To read more about him, check out Itch’s Astros top prospects.

Chas McCormick – 1-for-4 will get the majority of time in center field with Dubon. For the platoon of the Dubon-mick Chronic.

Framber Valdez – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.63 vs. Dane Dunning – 5 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.16. This matchup was billed as the Framber-Dunning Effect, where everyone came away feeling much smarter about themselves.

Bubba Thompson – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer. Get Bubba for speed, and he does a whiz-bang. Since I like to subject myself to watching the Rangers be dreadful, I saw Bubba’s whiz-bang and he’s got some pop, and not all fizzle or speed sizzle. Why does it feel like I’m talking like Dr. Seuss?

Ezequiel Duran – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in four games. Might be a light schmotato risin’ in the Texas heat.

Carlos Carrasco – Should be ready to rejoin the rotation by the end of the week, but also only threw 55 pitches in his sim game, so I don’t know how useful he will be this week. Chuck Carrasco? Might be more of a verb than a proper nickname.

Mark Canha – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and his 3rd homer in eight games, which is a week if Ringo Starr’s reading. I saw Canha wasn’t rostered in 100% of leagues, and that made me laugh, so job well done.

Miguel Vargas – Will be recalled by the Dodgers, and will act as Justin Turner’s own personal cheerleader. “Hey, why’s he stabbing that little Toomgis doll…”

Andrew Heaney – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.12. You can look at Streamonator, but, honestly, the Dodgers need Heaney and he’s been pitching fantastically.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 3rd homer in four games. If Wong’s gonna be this hot, the Brewers should show him some respect and rename the Sausage Race into the Wong Race.

Mitch Keller – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.43. Wow, I didn’t see that coming from Keller. Anne Sullivan tried to tell me!

Salvador Perez – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer. He’s not coming at a discount next year. Foolish of me to think it. He’s missed like six weeks and he’s on pace for 25 homers.

Nick Pratto – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .209. With Pasketti nursing his shoulder at Gabagool’s, Pratto been playing every day, and hitting for power. Could be worth a looksee-loo.

Michael A. Taylor – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (3), hitting .264 (!) and leadoff, and has two homers in two games. Hot schmotato alert!

Gavin Sheets – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer. Holy Sheets! That’s three homers in three games, and LouBob or Sheets? Well, LouBob ain’t no Sheets, and Sheets is the Sheets, so, yeah.

Eloy Jimenez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and he ran around the bases without getting injured. Truly hashtag blessed.

Lucas Giolito – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.27. Think about for a second how you’ve carried this schmohawk unti September and he has a 5+ERA! You gave him so much rope to hang you.

Dylan Moore – Hit the IL with an oblique injury. No one knows when it happened, because it’s oblique.

Ty France – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and second homer in the four days since I said he was droppable. France putting me on a pedestal made for a fool like I’m Jerry Lewis.

Cal Raleigh – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer. In one league, he was one of my best pickups. Yeah, not doing so great in that league!

George Kirby – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.16. I love Kirby, but it’s a little goofy to be relying on a guy who can’t throw 80 pitches. Compare him to Heaney, and I’m going Heaney every time.

Matt Manning – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.79. After his good starts, “Hey, Manning’s turned a corner,” then you just watch as he…”Manning, stop turning the corners! You’re going back to Shitsville!”

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer, while being famous for taking balls off his, uh, nether-bits. Also, in this game, Jake Cave (1-for-3) hit his 3rd homer and Nick Gordon (2-for-4, 6 RBIs) hit his 6th homer. In other words, homering for the Twins was Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Tommy Edman – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer. And he was with Ty France in that call to drop Edman. This is why getting hot is easy to spot, but cold, man and five lady mans, in a snap of the fingers, a guy can get hot again. Though, LouBob can’t even snap his fingers, so there’s that.

Michael Toglia – 0-for-4 as he was called up by the Rockies. Bud Black says of his future, “Prolly will start once a week until he’s 27, because we already have our core nine.” Then when asked how long he thought he was going to start at 3rd base “a jersey with Bryant on the back of it,” Black demurred, unsure. Toglia hit 30 HRs across the minors this year, and has big power, but who knows if he starts. Itch has said, “I think his natural path points to a September call-up (Itch nailed it!), and the Rockies could stand to give their fans some reasons to turn out. Toglia’s no superstar-in-waiting, but 6’5” 226 lb switch hitter presents a big figure just like Grey is a small weasel.” Not cool, man! Toglia should have a clear path at 1st base, but, as said three sentences ago, who knows with Black.

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer. …and the Teoscar for Guy Who I Forgot I Had On Teams goes to…Teoscar!

Willson Contreras – 1-for-2 and his 21st homer, but he left with ankle soreness. It’s the same ankle that has bothered him since he realized he was going to be stuck with the Cubs.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.98. Supposedly, he looked amped up for his meeting vs. his former team, the Jays, and he still had one strikeout, so lips raspberry.

Jameson Taillon – Left after taking a comebacker off his throwing arm. That’s okay, the Yanks have Jordan Montgomery–Oh, c’mon!

Aroldis Chapman – Boone said Chapman’s leg is getting a lot better from his tattoo infection, adding, “Hopefully he gets another tattoo soon. How about ‘I (Heart) Losing Games’?”

Aaron Judge – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 51st homer. 65. Which is amazing, but that’s what I think he ends with.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-2 and his 30th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. HR to the Izzo!

Mike Ford – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. This Janky McJankster is now hot. Incredible. Did Taylor Ward tell him how to be hot for a week?

Aaron Nola – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.43. Last week I said Nola was on the cusp of having a sub-3 ERA on the year. It was a nice thought, wasn’t it?

Zac Gallen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.53. That’s now 31 2/3 IP scoreless. Next up, Brandon Webb’s Dbags’ record of 42 IP, then Orel Hershiser’s MLB record, then Little Shawn McPhee’s world record of 1,934 scoreless innings for the Little League Tigers of Hackensack, NJ. Though, some have speculated that Little was actually a short 39-year-old man, and he played Little League for 18 years, so there might be some truth to that.

Jake McCarthy – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer. Apizzarently, McCarthy’s not losing playing time, due to Corbin Carroll. Heard! Sorry, I just discovered someone pooped my bed.

Cade Cavalli – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. *closes Cade Cavalli player page, throws computer into a river* Oh, crap, why did I do that?

Lane Thomas – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in three games, and hitting leadoff, and the only other time this year I talked about him, he got hot for about a week, so this might be that, again.

Ken Waldichuk – Will be called up by the A’s. He was one of the pieces in the Montas trade, and in one of Itch’s last stash lists. How much wood can Waldichuk chuck in only a month? Prolly not much. If I sound disinterested in pitching call-ups in September, you get an A for perception. You’re better off with a random Streamonator call.

Dermis Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs as he hit his first major league homer. Now Dermis has got some skin the game!

Sean Murphy – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 17th homer. Murphy’s been one of the bright spots in the A’s season, which is why he’s almost definitely not coming back to the A’s next year. It’s Murphy’s Law.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Had his shoulder surgery delayed because he had an illness. Was it…ringworm?

Nick Martinez – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.18, and his 8th save. As soon as he was named closer, he started to look shaky as all get-out. Like clockwork. Nickwork? Hmm, no clockwork.

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.87. How is his ERA that low?! He’s the least reliable starter I’ve ever seen! Giolito’s ERA, that should be Snell’s! Wow, Snell’s ERA lies. Not cool.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and his 2nd homer in two games, and now has…*counting on fingers*…six more homers in nine games to get.

Joey Bart – Hit the concussion IL. Former Giants’ catcher, Buster Posey called to offer words of encouragement and tell him, “Hey, you might have a rule change named after you.”

Ken Giles – Released by the Giants. I had no idea he was in Grenoble, France.

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Dean White
Dean White
2 months ago

Ok I can’t handle it.
Giles/released/Grenoble…I can’t make the connection.

VladdyBomb
VladdyBomb
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

I know you’re high on CC theBAThia. Would you drop Stanton for him? Stanton is killing me in my playoff matchup. Thanks!

J C
J C
2 months ago

Tellez vs Eugenio update:

.231. 51 Runs 75 RBI 27 HRs
.230. 64 Runs 75 RBI. 25 HRs

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 months ago

Hi Grey – great write up!

Corbin Carroll or Albies in a keeper?

Thanks!
LG

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

Ha! Save for Hader. I was right to leave him in for those few bad games.

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

He is on the wire. Did he look good?

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  J C
2 months ago

Same situation in ten teamer. Seems like he had a lead off single, a wild pitch….then settled down. Not sure what to make of that. But if he has a chance of returning to form, it sure sounds great to pair him with Hendriks in my bullpen! Hmmm

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you. I have Martinez who gave me two saves already but he was not exactly clean. Maybe both are bad?!

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
2 months ago

Looks like Willson Contreras will be getting a lot of rest days ROS. Can you rank trade targets? His brother/D’Arnaud/Murphy/Melendez

Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

I need a streaming spot for pitching. Drop L. Gurriel or J Rojas? Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Normally Gunnar over Stott would be a no-brainer; however, it would be my last move of the week.

I’m always fearing some (out of $) owner might drop someone I could use. And I have enough $ to probably win any waiver. Is the difference enough to make the move? O’m leaning “Yes.”

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Gunner over Robert or Matt chapman?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
2 months ago

Tempted to drop V Grissom for Hiura because MIL has an 8 game slate next week including 3 in Coors while Grissom has 5 games and Albies is on his way. Do it?

Jack Straw
Jack Straw
2 months ago

Thanks Grey, so many laughs today. Well done!

Re: M. Vargas – with LA having him played exclusively in the OF over the last month since he was demoted, do you see him getting decent enough playing time over the next month of the season as the Dodgers coast to postseason play?

c762062790
c762062790
2 months ago

Please rank ROS: France, Pratto, Gunnar, Meneses, McCarthy

c762062790
c762062790
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Do you like all 3 of these over Nootbaar?

c762062790
c762062790
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks, I really appreciate it

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
2 months ago

How long are we holding on to Just Dong? Would you rather hold him ROS over say, a Meneses, a Teoscar, or a Canha?

DrEasy
DrEasy
2 months ago

Hi Grey, who do like more: Meneses or Pratto?

DrEasy
DrEasy
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks! Yeah, it’s for now; will probably drop one of Fletcher, Polanco or Berti for one of them (if Polanco plays today, Fletcher is gone). Might even drop two, in which case there won’t be a choice to make!

mattdips
mattdips
2 months ago

Hey Grey! Starting Jose Quintana today @ CIN? SON says “eh…” at -1.0. What say you?

If nah, I may cut him and activate Gunnar to fill in for Carroll today. These are the roster decisions I’m actually excited to make. (Screw you in my hindsight, India!)

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Acuna in lineup today. I need to bang my knee with a hammer to make sure I am conscious

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Milarky
Milarky
2 months ago

My pitching is an utter train wreck. We keep two pitchers every year and I came in with Buehler and Giolito. At least I had the good sense to make a trade for Gausman, but my choices for the 2nd keeper after that are:

Buehler (out til 2024)
Giolito (is he really close to this bad?)
Javier (will Houston please just give him a rotation spot next year?)
Webb (dude doesn’t strike anyone out!)
Montgomery (dude doesn’t strike anyone out part 2!)
Hunter Greene (dude ONLY strikes people out!)

Gotta think it’s Javier, but that also scares the bejeezus out of me.

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

Drop for Gunnar; India or Polanco? Or neither?

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

Do you like Brujan over Lane for SB & some power in an obp & Ks league?

Thanks

ashtray
ashtray
2 months ago

I’ve been shuffling MI’s and could probably stand to lose one with Henderson getting the call.

14 team, 7×7 OBP&SLG, Keep 6

Who’s the cut out of Grissom, Stott, Story, Henderson?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
2 months ago

Gunnar or Grissom

Contender
Contender
2 months ago

Who is the drop to add Gunnar in a 12-team redraft… Hiura, Stott, or Paredes?

Contender
Contender
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks. Forgot to add Nolan Gorman to that potential drop list. Are you concerned about his playing time?

Contender
Contender
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Maybe drop Gorman rather than Stott to add Gunnar?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Rengifo or franmil ros? Obp format. The position flexibility is nice for rengifo, but as his hr output has increased his obp has cratered. Thanks

bo9anderson
bo9anderson
2 months ago

Hi Grey, Being an O’s fan, I am really excited about Gunnar Henderson’s debut. I could activate him in my 10 team OBP league.
I would have to drop either Jorge Polanco, Jean Segura, Amed Rosario or Gleyber Torres. Polanco and Rosario have been pretty good lately, Rosario is OK-ish and Torres is, well, not OK for over a month now. Could you please help me out?

bo9anderson
bo9anderson
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks, Grey. Gleyber is gone.

Freedminds
Freedminds
2 months ago

Which start do you like more grey,

Lodolo home to Gnats or Odorizzi home vs Marlins

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
2 months ago

Grey, who do you like most out of this group to steal the most ROS,

Seiya Suzuki, Javier Baez, Gunnar Henderson ?

Henderson is an FA and I have no FAB left, so likely would nee a back up in case I don’t get him. Liking Baez more because of his MI eligibility

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Amazing, thank you !

Vegas Jim
Vegas Jim
2 months ago

Are Sandoval vs Yankees and Rogers (Marlins) vs Tampa, starts today?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
2 months ago

I just picked up Rengifo in a 12-team H2H with playoffs starting next week. Is Gunnar an upgrade over Rengifo?

Also, how do you rank these closers for the playoffs…Bautista, Romano, and Holmes? I could drop one to add Gunnar as depth since I can only start 2 RP.

Thanks!

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

H2H dynasty pts league, prices incrase $2
Would you deal $31 Burnes for $3 Corbin Carroll or hold?
Other pitchers keeping for next year are McClanahan, McCullers, Ray, Gonsolin, Mikolas, Cortes, FreddyP, Roansy

prestige
prestige
2 months ago

Is Javier on a pitch count today and that’s why you’re concerned about him going 3 innings? Or because you don’t trust him?

Dubjay
Dubjay
2 months ago

Hey Grey. I have Gunnar in my NA slot in my H2H keeper league(keep 10). I’m guessing that it’s a no brainer to drop Segura to activate him? I also have J.Peña. He’s been straight garbage in the second half. I have been trying to gauge his keeper league value. I think that he’s going to be a great keeper eventually. What do you think about him? I have a glut of potentially keepable middle infielders with Semien, Peña, Gunnar and Albies who I will have to activate soon as well.

Dubjay
Dubjay
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Would you keep Gunnar over Peña? I guess that I could try to move Pena to a rebuilding team for a pitching upgrade.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
2 months ago

Hey Grey, shallow 5×5 roto keeper league, I am out of it this year and I traded my Corbin Carroll for his Jazz Chisholm. Good trade? I heard you gushing about Carroll on the latest podcast and now I’m nervous lol! Though ever since your 2nd half rankings post where Jazz was top 25 Ive been trying to get him. Please tell me I did okay so I dont have any traders remorse.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

ahhhh i can breathe easy now lol! thanks Grey!

SchmidtsHairyLips
SchmidtsHairyLips
2 months ago

Hey Grey, new to Yahoo have a question on starting Joe Ryan today vs Boston

I am at 1121 IP with a 1400 limit

Today it stats +12 in read meaning curently over but it changes daily if no onepitches

I own Cole, Woodruff, Peralta, Morton, Bassitt, Gio, Joe Ryan

Should I be very careful on not starting Bassitt and Ryan to make sure I stay at limit with my stud SP?

c762062790
c762062790
2 months ago

Please rank ROS for saves: Whitlock, D,Williams, A,Diaz, Finnegan, Herget, Hughes, Hernandez

fausto
fausto
2 months ago

How about that McCarthy? I grabbed him anyway against your (probably at the time) better advice bc I’m desperate for SB and I get the 5rbi and dong but no SB…I dropped Montero who didnt get the save last night and held on to J.Hernandez in case texas wins a game so I feel validated lol.

Would you drop Franmil or Nimmo for Ed. Rodriguez or stream the spot? if your SP was
Alcantara
Framber
Manoah
Heaney
Kirby
Luzardo
Ed.Cabrera

Franmil has been solid since the DFA’ing Nimmo is in a primo spot
With McCarthy I have 2 bench bats but it isn’t terrible considering I own Eloy…(ILoy?)… just feel like Ed.Rod should be owned in a 12 tm.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Someone of repute was saying that McCarthy is fairly platoon neutral as well which bodes well for his playing time.

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

Hey Grey, sitting or starting, Mr. Ed Rod vs Sea?

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
2 months ago

It’s the penultimate week of my 12 team H2H league and my #1 offense in the league put up a 1/33 last night. Teams 2-5 in the standings are separated by 2 games. I’m 1 game behind a 1st round bye but only 8.5 games behind missing the playoffs. Fantasy baseball is fun! Hitting .030 is fun, right?

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P K
P K
2 months ago

We have Hunter Greene, and now Hunter Brown in the big leagues. Just need a Hunter Orange to complete the redneck trifecta!

RazzLuvr
RazzLuvr
2 months ago

Hey G money nice work getting me to 4th, now need some bump!

12T redraft, offense+pitching locked and loaded but need a push for runs and BA, spend my remaining $20 on Gunnar Henderson?

PS we can bid $0 on players so will still be able to add/drop

Just spent $21 on Carroll and loving that!!

Russ
Russ
2 months ago

Watching Corbin Carroll last night and just from the eye test alone he looks like the fastest player I’ve ever seen on a baseball field. My god

3mango
3mango
2 months ago

Hey Grey!
Do you like any of these waiver starts today? (For W,QS,PTW)
1) Quintana @CIN
2) Mitch White vs CHC
3) Marco Gonzalez @ DET
4) None-Someone else

Thanks!

Seth
Seth
2 months ago

Hi Grey! NL-only keeper question: Would you pick up Tyler Stephenson as an IL stash to hold him as a $0 keeper for next year? I never spend real auction $ on catchers (this year I got K Ruiz for $4) but at $0 that’s a nice discount if you think he’s coming back healthy. 

It really comes down to: would that keeper spot be better or worse than Castellanos at $22 (which yesterday you, I think correctly, doubted as an ideal option) or someone else I currently have on my roster like a $1 Aaron Ashby, $1 Gavin Lux, $1 Thairo Estrada or $8 Ranger Suarez?

Was this confusingly worded? Here’s my request more simply: could you rank your top six for next year (I only get five keepers, but I’m curious who your next choice would be): 

Tyler Stephenson $0
Nick Castellanos $22
Aaron Ashby $1
Gavin Lux $1
Thairo Estrada $1
Ranger Suarez $8
Trea Turner $26
Austin Riley $12
Sandy Alcantara $9
Freddy Peralta $8

Thank you!!

Leon
Leon
2 months ago

My cristian javier for alex kiriloff. 15 man dynasty. If it wasnt for dynasty i would not even be asking this question. Thoughts? Or is kiriloff wrist a done deal. Its chronic but maybe a buy low for a sp? Ty

Leon
Leon
Reply to  Leon
2 months ago

I am completely out of it for this year. So strictly 2023 and beyond.

tigres
tigres
2 months ago

Grey! i traded Corbin carroll (+ injured Jazz) a few wks back in a keeper, for Kyle Tucker. Luckily i grabbed Gunnar for my rookie nookie fix. Hoping the O’s play him! just a few more weeks left, keep up the great work!

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
Reply to  tigres
2 months ago

Great story: compelling and rich.

Ralph
Ralph
2 months ago

Morning Grey drop Pham, Polanco or Segura for Gunnar? I already have Carrol. Thank you!

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

We are up to 3 straight games missed for melendez (no report of injury). It appears that KC may have consulted with the Rockies for tips on how to run a franchise into the ground. I wonder if they got a free Bud Black autographed copy of setting your lineup for dummies. It looks like I may need to find another catcher for my playoff week.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

i waived J.D. Martinez and picked up Seiya Suzuki. was that a good move?

thanks!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
2 months ago

Gunnar, Hiura, Carroll. Who’s the drop?

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Henderson’s k rate went from 18 to 26+% from AA to AAA this year. I’d expect that number to hit 30%+ in mlb. Would you rather take a shot with him over franmil reyes or hiura who both have k issues? GH could hit the ground running or be another kelenic for a month. This question is for redraft leagues.

Jung seems like he has a higher floor this year if I had to pick one player to stash. I’ve been known to be wrong before. The Rangers aren’t in a hurry though. Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

who says that there is no crying in baseball? I started Burnes, Mikolas, Singer and Manning. not a good couple of days.

1. would you still start Burnes at AZ and home against SF?

2. Would you still start Mikolas at CHC and at Pitt?

3. Would you start or sit Singer at Detroit?

4. Is it time to waive Matt Manning or at least not start him for awhile?

Thanks!

martin

tigres
tigres
Reply to  martinrostoker
2 months ago

Start Burnes every time! I have him too so feel for you, last few starts not great, but he’s still an ace.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you!

Martin
Martin
2 months ago

I’ll likely need to drop two hitters in 16 team H2H 6×6 playoffs starting next week. Can you pick two?
Mancini (home games all next week)
Bo Bichette (kinda sucks but ok lately)
Devers (has been AWFUL)
Josh Bell
Jake McCarthy
Blackmon (6 home games next week and 7 championship week)
Arraez (has been awful lately)

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Don’t need to obsess with JoMo. Yankees to sign Tyler Duffy today (he was cut by Texas0.

As someone who dislikes the Yankees, couldn’t be happier about their projective rotation.

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

Good morning & Happy National Eat Outside Day!

Looking for closer/ saves help with Hader sucking something fierce. Looking at adding Nick Martinez. Who would you drop for him?

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Grissom
OF: Yordan, Julio Rodriguez, Teoscar
UTL: Arraez, O. Cruz
BN: McMahon, Mateo
 
SP: DeGrom, L. Webb, Manoah, P. Lopez, J. Ryan, Kirby, Civale, Pivetta

RP: Hader, Bautista, R. Montero
 
IL: W. Franco, Bednar

Also, please rank these players ROS:

Tellez
Gunnar Henderson
Ryan McMahon

Thank you kindly!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thank you as always

And to confirm, you’d hold both Pivetta & Civale over McMahon, correct?

thanks again

Jeffe
Jeffe
2 months ago

Excellent as usual, great stuff. With an ailing LuBob, would you pick up BrO’Neil or Gunnar? Thanks!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Appreciate it! Will drop one my pitchers. What do you think of LuBob ROS outlook as the playoffs approach?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Damn shame. At least Bo has slight pulse at the moment. Rough first picks for me this season.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

In ESPN & Yahoo — Gunnar is only SS eligible at this time (and my need is 3B).

How do you see the near-term Balt infield? I’m assuming Mateo 2B;Gunar SS; and Urias 3B (Odor is benched) . If so, Gunnar unlikely to help me.

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Dubjay
Dubjay
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

He’s starting at 3B today

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Dubjay
2 months ago

Thx. Will grab him (he needs 5 days to qualify).

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

Is Vargas even going to play?

dmax04
dmax04
2 months ago

Points league roster:
2B: Ketel
SS: Adames
Util: N Lowe

I have Gunnar (eligible at 2B & SS in Fantrax) in a minor league spot, but will have to activate him on day 3 of his promotion. Drop any of the above for him, or drop Gunnar when forced?

dmax04
dmax04
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Redraft. I also have Albies on IL, so I’ll have to activate or drop him within the next week or two.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 months ago

Witt, Gunnar, Mateo, Hiura, India

Please rank.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 months ago

No real questions today, except . . .

Chase De Jong got the save for PIT. That’s not really anything to mention other than the fact that there are a lot of comic possibilities here. For instance, I kept telling my girlfriend I was chasing saves, so she got bored with me and decided to go chase de jong?

No? Okay.

flag
flag
2 months ago

I do use Streamonator and Giolito was higher rated than Quantrill. I benched Gio since he now sucks. Someone should tell Streamonator.

moses mashers
moses mashers
Reply to  flag
2 months ago

At least Gio has 4 wins in the last month

moses mashers
moses mashers
2 months ago

Yes, go to the streamonator to replace Giolito. The same streamonator where Giolito was over $50 player(inside top 20 of all pitchers) for his 2-start week. Ooooooooookkkkkkkk. LOL

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  moses mashers
2 months ago

Use Streamonator instead of Gio, is the point.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  moses mashers
2 months ago

Was just tweeting with Keelin on this last night. Underlying metrics aren’t awful, K rate down slightly but getting killed by a .357 BABIP. Everything else looks very similar to past years.

VinWins
VinWins
2 months ago

Just read that was the 22nd straight QS for Framber. Amazing. Was drafted in 10th – 12th rounds in the late RCL drafts. In those 22 starts he’s given 13 wins, 138 Ks, and an ERA of 2.46.

galica1234
galica1234
2 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!

a. On Judge, I say 70. He used to be blue down and away in the strike zone. Now even that part of the zone is all red!

b. Had no idea Giles was with the Giants. He’ll show them when he signs a deal with LAD and puts the nail in the coffin when they lose in the playoffs again to Los Doyers!

c. Went to add Gunnar in that shallow 4-team (actually 12-team but 8 managers fled after the draft) H2H redraft league, then saw he was taken, then said damn that owner was fast, then realized that THAT OWNER was me!!

d. George Carlin quote of the day for August 31, 2022

One great thing about getting old is that you can get out of all sorts of social obligations just by saying you’re tired.’

From It’s Bad for Ya (2008)
Cheers,
Ante