Was thinking how much I like Harrison Bader and how he feels tailor-made for a 2020 sleeper post, then I had a deep thought. No, not my deep thought about oat milk, but if you wanna hear that one, it goes like this. The dairy industry invented oat milk because when you order, “Coffee with oat milk,” you invariably get a coffee without milk, and it makes you appreciate dairy much more. I’m onto you, industrial dairy complex! But my deep thought about fantasy baseball sleepers was:  If every hitter is great, doesn’t it make more sense to only look at pitchers who are sleepers?  Anyone can tell you so-and-so hitter is a sleeper, because they will likely hit 30+ homers, but every hitter hits 30+ homers, so bleh! More discussion for the offseason, I guess. Yesterday, Harrison Bader went 2-for-4 with two homers (9, 10) as he hits .213. He’ll be 26 years old in 2020, and way past the point when he should have an everyday job, and we care because he has 20/15/.250 potential. Reminds me a bit of all the Bradley Zimmer/Clint Frazier sleeper posts over the years, and now I want nothing to do with him. Obviously, with three homers in last four games, he’s hot, but, as the eight-hole hitter, I’m once again wondering about pitcher sleepers.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.76. Not easy to have a worse FIP than that ERA, but Wacha’s pulling off the difficult task. Streamonator thinks his next start is death. By the way, the best candies to give out at a funeral are Necro wafers. Take it, Highlights, it’s yours.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .241. Colonel Mustard in the carpool lane with a traffic cone!

Tommy Edman – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .282. People keep asking if they should pick up Edman or Wong and I throw my hands up. I don’t know, tee bee aitch. Wong’s been hitting higher in the order of late, so that has me slightly in Wong’s camp, which means I’m sitting like Al Bundy with my hands in my pants.

Jordan Lyles – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.25. If anyone has a direct line to Pirates’ pitching coach, Ray Searage, please, for me, just tell him Pirates pitchers’ ERA is 8.87 vs. ex-Pirates pitchers’ ERA 1.24. Oh, and film it. I’d like to see him slack-jawed.

Ryan Braun – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .276. His grand slam came in the middle of a Cardinals’ bullpen meltdown because Carlos Martinez had the flu.  Ergo, therefore, henceforth, Carlos Martinez has the flu and Braun’s homer flew.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-6, 2 RBIs a slam (2) and legs (4), and he went 4-for-4 with two steals on Saturday and leading off and *started to lose breath* And…and…and…I grabbed him in my shallowest league. *turns to towards the heavens* Please let him play every day. *noticing something *Hey, there’s a water stain on my ceiling in the shape of Italy’s boot. Very cool!

Josh Reddick – 5-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. “You’d think a Tucker would get rid of a Reddick,” says Jame Gumb wryly.

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 28th homer, hitting .303. Yawning, he’s so July and August.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-2. Might be sidelined a bit in the final two weeks, due to elbow pain. Freeman said he was able to wash his hair without pain on Saturday, which is how he determines his elbow pain. Think someone might need to explain to Freeman what conditioning means.

Austin Voth – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.58. Overheard from a H2H owner, “I got a tattoo reading, ‘I don’t sweat your team because you’re starting Austin Voth.'” Then, later on Saturday night, “Know any good tattoo removers?”

Anibal Sanchez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.86. Ya know who she pitches like? A Cardinals pitcher. No rhyme or reason to be good, but here we are.

Max Fried – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.25. Regression Fairies pulled out their pitcher-be-good paddy whacker and I am bent over their knee.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.35. Possible Cy Young winner, ERA at two freakin’ three-five and I benched him for this start. Somehow I took a no-brainer, which should be my speciality, and overthought it.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Activated from the IL, but didn’t play Sunday. He was keeping pace with his father, Yuli, until he was sidelined by a strained quadriceps. Now? Meh, if he’s hitting, but he’s not an auto-start.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 27th and 28th homer, three homers in three games and hitting near-.300 in the last week. Hot schmotato alert!

Aaron Judge – 1-for-3 and his 23rd homer. If he gets to 30 homers in roughly 105 games, should there be a 2020 discount on Judge from his 2019 price? I’m not sure, but there will. Home runs are everywhere with the ball sponsored by Capri Sun, which means you have to get 40+ homers from your 3rd rounder next year. Enter:  Judge.

Jose Quintana – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.37. Incredible. The Pirates give up on average 25 runs a game vs. the Cubs, and all Quintana had to do was go 5 IP, 4 ER, but instead he kicked my fantasy team’s ass.

Kris Bryant – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 30th and 31st homer. Feel like I’m the only one doing this, but Bryant is a 27-homer guy, so the ball is 8% juicey (31-27/27). I even have an equation!

Nicholas Castellanos – 3-for-5, 3 runs, with two doubles, and now has 54 doubles, and only one with a real shot at 60. “Not if I have a say,” The Ghost of Earl Webb.

Kyle Schwarber – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 36th homer. Has a 13.6 HR/AB, which puts him around 12th overall with Muncy, Franmil, Arenado, Renfroe and Pederson. (Trout is #1 with 10.4.)

Anthony Rizzo – Sprained his ankle, and headed for an MRI. We’re not sure how long Rizzo will be out yet. That’s the royal we because I’m wearing a Burger King crown.

Mike Clevinger – 8 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.68. Okay, I wanna draft him in 2020. I was scared — hesitant? cautious? C’mon, thesaurus, you Synonym Toast Crunch of books! — nervous! Yes, I was nervous about him, due to his back pain earlier this year, but, man, he is gorgeous when he’s healthy. He’s basically doing what you thought Snydergaard would do.

Nick Wittgren – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.78 as he worked the 6th and 7th innings. Oliver Perez (1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.49) got his 1st save, but a third-of-an-inning save is a clear sign the Indians don’t have a closer. I’m a crazy motherf**ker that eats ice cubes and I’m straight outta Cleveland’s bullpen shituation.

Roberto Perez – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer. The 2020 catcher projections for home runs are gonna be hilarious. Catchers went from one guy projected to hit 20 homers to everyone except Tony Wolters, and Wolters knows 2020.

Randy Dobnak – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.12. Streamonator doesn’t like his next start, and when I google Dobnak, it says, “Something Mork from Ork says.”

Eddie Rosario – 3-for-5, and his 30th and 31st homer, hitting .275. Eddie Rosario, “Hello, Michael Conforto–” Quietly, Michael Conforto, “Shh, people are trying to study.”  Talking in hushed tones, “I was told to find you, because this is where the quietest 30-home run hitters are.” “That’s right. Grab a caterpillar book and find a table in the back of the library.”

Miguel Sano – 2-for-5 and his 29th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Counterpoint to Aaron Judge blurb:  Sano has six more homers than Judge in the same number of at-bats.

Mike Trout – Will have surgery on his foot and miss the rest of the season. Will be nice to see more at-bats from *looks up Angels depth chart* Michael Hermosillo. *puts on Who Let The Dogs Out, puts on dog costume, enters bobcat cage*

Albert Pujols – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and a slam (23) and legs (2). That’s the most improbable slam & legs since Billy Butler used his legs to walk out and slam the door on a buffet.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .289. Without knowing the ball was juiced and everyone was going to hit home runs, where would you have drafted Meadows in the preseason if you knew he was going to hit 30+ homers with a .290 average?  Top 30?

Ryan Yarbrough – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.78. Let’s check in on Early Afternoon Grey, “No Trout, dis start is easy, yo!”

Ryan McMahon – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homer, hitting .257.  Saturday Grey, “Well, McMahon’s done nothing in his home stand so I can drop him a day early.” Early Afternoon and Saturday Grey can eat a D.

Christian Vazquez – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homer, hitting .273.  Somewhere, Pudge Rodriguez and Mike Piazza are complaining that catchers are hitting home runs without earning it the old-fashioned way, by doing steroids.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 28th homer, hitting .239. It’s to the point where players who are actively having terrible seasons are going to hit 30 homers.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.64. Ed-Rod, you don’t have to try so hard for me to write a sleeper post for you a third year in a row.

Mike Fiers – 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.09, which is terrible, of course, and has hit a wall at the worst possible time, having three straight miserable starts. Of course, all of that can be forgiven for the amazing work of art on his face.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer, hitting .281. Now has 16 HRs and a .299 average in the 2nd half. Besides some drawbacks about getting canceled and #MeToo, it’s been fun owning Semien.

Seth Brown – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, hitting .385. If you can platoon him out vs. lefties, he’s been one of the hottest hot schmotatoes in Schmotatoland.

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.50. Crap, I’m gonna have to draft him in the top 30 starters, aren’t I?

Johnny Cueto – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Oh my God, I’m gonna own Manaea and Cueto on all my 2020 teams. *insert King Tommen falling out a window*

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-3, and his 46th and 47th homer. Suarez is going to hit 50 homers and I’m a skull emoji vaping a skull-shaped vape pen while talking about popcorn lung on NPR.

Trevor Bauer – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.41. His starts are the most stressful thing I’ve ever lived through and, and I say that as someone who once sneezed on the subway with no hands free and a Twix in my mouth.

Anthony DeSclafani – 7 IP, 1 hit, zero walks, 1 ER, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.93. His 2nd half numbers: 3.52 ERA, .195 BAA and 65 Ks. Now for perhaps the nicest number of all; this was in 69 IP.

Kyle Lewis – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer.  Was Aristides Aquino traded to the Mariners? Impossible to say, really.

Justus Sheffield – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.40 vs. Ivan Nova – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.86. Yo, Streamonator, you roasting me, Ro-bro?

Felix Hernandez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.31 vs. Dylan Cease – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.18. This matchup tastefully describes the White Sox facing the Mariners in September, F-Her with a D. Cease.

  1. Dr Easy says:
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    For some reason this post made me want to have Earl Grey for my Afternoon tea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, you’re usually a chamomile guy? Same

  2. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    au rizz is done, you don’t leave screaming from ankle sprain then come back in less than 14 days AND be useful while playing mostly everyday. 12 teamer 5×5
    C vaz
    1B alonso
    2B mondesi
    SS story
    3B chapman
    OF (3) conforto, rosario, acuna
    util (2) meadows, antana (2B/SS/1B/OF)
    BN rizzo
    options: solak, odor, cano (about to go to COL, however would maybe have to hold him as here it’s only 6 moves a week and i ran out of moves getting some closers (have both of magill/bass, will drop bass as it appears either magill or maybe now adams has that job for streamer shortly, had mckay and heaney to drop, the other of those dropped for alexander @ BAL today), sano (gets WSOX and KC pitching upcoming, that’s nice). also in 3 days kepler comes off WW’ers (somebody dropped, another guy WW’d him today, then dropped since he needed somebody actually playing in his matchup, probably only had off day since he played both games of double saturday)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go Cano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        sano and cano actually obtained by the guy playing for 3rd around the time i typed this, who’s the 3rd best in that group (probably inputting a waiver for kepler here too), throw willie, grichuk, bader in there too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Solak

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Great report, you’re saving your best for the last few! Well done!

    a. First of all, kudos to Rudy to not repeat Braun-y R stomp after Braun’s clutch grand slam in STL should have been the lede, but sticking with Razzball nation policy to NEVER repeat a lede in 25 years of existence.

    b. Second of all, did you see the play Manaea made to get Guzman out? The behind-the-back catch of his grounder at the mound? As are rolling, would not want to play against them in the playoffs.

    c. Third of all, duh! Kendrick hitting against LHP is his bread and butter gig! Nats are out though so where was this Nats team when they needed them.

    d. What to say about Eugenio Suarez? At least he now has 100 RBIs, man on a mission. Look at others with 40+ HRs who don’t have 100 RBIs, not at Eugenio.

    e. The HR Edman hit against Hader was off a 96MPH fastball. Of course, he can’t throw 100 every time out but 96 is too slow for him to be successful.

    f. The Indians don’t have a closer….lol and their options therein are not so Goody!

    g. Funny quote from the weekend on MLB.com

    Can Story throw him out from his knees? [On the play Story made to throw the guy out from his knees.]

    h. See Aquino throw out the AZ player at 3B? That is awesome.

    i. No peace, no Justus! Guy is a walking sieve and I am so not drafting him ANYWHERE in 2020 except for the team that I draft for my so-called friend who oggled my wife in 2005.

    j. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for September 16

    The Time of Their Lives, 1946

    (Costello) Horatio Prim: [he and Melody collide and are wearing each other’s clothes] Odds bodkins, we’re all mixed up! [they run into each other again and get back into their own clothes]

    (Costello) Horatio Prim: Melody, don’t ever do that again, I’m a boy!

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • William Hung says:
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      For the guy who oggled your wife in 2005, you should make sure you draft Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Rules are rules

      B. I didn’t but I will look for it

      C. True

      D. Yup!

      E. Hader looks like a shell of his former racist self

      F. Ha

      G. Ha

      H. I did see that, he is fun to watch

      I. Haha

      J. Nice!

  4. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Made it to the championship this week! Thanks again to all you guys for all the help along the way, very cool! DT, you got me in our RCL league but it came down to the wire, nice! Looking ahead to next season who do you like more, the gracious Homer provider Boyd or Caleb Smith? 12 team weekly h2h league, thanks again!!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Good match, our trade made all the difference!

      I’d take Boyd but it’s a coin flip.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, now get that win!

      Smith

  5. KCC26 says:
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    H2H championship. Start Syndergaard @coors this week or stream a Plutko (v Detroit)/Brett Anderson (KC)/Zach Davies (Marlins/pirates) type?

    Thanks!

    • Mike says:
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      Final will of championship week. To keep pace with my opponent, in thinking about starting Davies at home agent SD? You dig that?

      • Donkey Teeth

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        I wouldn’t

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Mike, you can do better

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Are you sure Thor is in Coors? I thought I saw him scheduled for Cincinnati…

      If he’s in Coors then I’d go Plutko.

      • KCC26 says:
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        That’s what I see… on Wednesday afternoon

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Thor

  6. Gotime says:
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    H2H weekly lock semi finals need to fill last spot between:
    Sheffield @ Bal
    Or bullpen / ratios with:
    Maeda 2 vs TB 3 vs Col
    Domingo 3 vs LAA 3 vs Tor

    • Gotime says:
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      Also David Price @ TB but sounds risky

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d gamble on Price

    • Grey

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      Domingo — Price seems ok

  7. Fleeced says:
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    Pick up Tucker or Heyward for Benintendi or Hoskins?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d hold

    • Grey

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      Agree with DT

  8. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Just when I thought it was safe to put away my Razz Ball labeled genie lamp on the shelf until next season, I have a strategy question. Just checked my opponents lineup and in our 12 team h2h weekly league, he is starting 5 stud relief pitchers and 5 mediocre starters. I have a few good rp ‘ s and alot of great starters so should I stay starter heavy for guaranteed points in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts and punt on saves, Era and whip? I have his ass on all the hitting categories and it’s not even close. As always, Thanks!! Now, where is my Razz Ball fantasy football genie lamp after DT threw that L on the Snacks Express this week, lol.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sounds like a good plan to me

    • Grey

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      Haha, Agree with DT

  9. JACK YES says:
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    who of the players below would you drop in order to pick up Tucker?

    Pederson
    Lux
    Hoskins
    Conforto

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Joc then Lux

    • Grey

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      Agree with DT

      • JACK YES says:
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        thanks DT and Grey! in the finals cause of you

        • Grey

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          Good luck!

  10. RyGuy_4 says:
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    I was leading my semi-final matchup all week (6 homers on Monday helped give me a head start) and lost on Sunday afternoons games. I started Yarbrough and Buehler and went from leading in ERA and K/9 to falling just behind in those two categories and losing the week. It didn’t help that I had Bauer on my bench… sonofabench…. or that my team collectively hit .154 over the weekend. I guess there is always next year.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Ouch!

    • Grey

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      That sucks, sorry

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    1. Better utility pickup for my final championship week where AVG and OBP both count – Heyward, Bader, or Khris Davis?

    2. Are we dropping Rizzo in redraft or waiting news later today? Is Gallo worth snagging? Only decent FA 1b option seems to be Rojas.

    3. We trust musgrove vs Seattle, Roark vs Texas, or Plutko vs Detroit for best stream option?

    Thanks as always

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      1. I’d try Khris
      2. Wait if you can but he’s probably a drop. Dunno if Gallo is coming back this week? Might just go with Rojas.
      3. Don’t trust him but I’d try Musgrove of those options

      • G says:
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        Thanks donk

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem

    • G says:
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      Forget Plutko. Forgot he was owned. Means is available tomm against Detrout, in addition to Roark and Musgrove

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Means seems ok

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Agree with DT

      2. Wait until later today if you can

      3. Agree with DT

  12. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    In the h2h finals this week (no thanks to you!!…lol jk), are we moving on from Encarnacion? Sounds unlikely he’ll be back this week.

    Who are you favorite bats from this bunch in OBP h2h 5×5: Grisham, Gregorius, Newman, Laureano, Canha, Edman, Heyward, K Calhoun, Lewis, Tucker

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Tucker, Edman, Lewis, Laureano for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      Tucker, Grisham

  13. here comes the oizza. says:
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    What’s up Grey

    Won my semi final matchup by 0.04 in whip and 0.02 in average! Unreal.

    Accidentally picked up Boyd as a streamer because I thought he was going today (v. BAL) but MLB probables page has him going tomorrow (v. CLE). Guessing SoN won’t like that matchup nearly as much.

    • here comes the pizza says:
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      also shout out to you telling me to pick up Wil Myers. With average being that close, he was pretty much the deciding factor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, pizza!

  14. The Skrimmer says:
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    Final week of my leagues 2-week championship round and I have some decisions to make about pitchers. Had a good start to week one of the round, but I am battling to win the following categories: strikouts, wins, ERA, and WHIP…I don’t think I have a chance to win saves because Chapman and CMart only got me 1 save all week. With that in mind, here are my options:

    Definitely starting: Cole, deGrom, Kershaw, Flaherty, Ryu, Chapman

    Do I quit on saves and start two SPs or try to gain a save or two by starting 1 SP and 1 RP?
    For the final two spots: which 2 do I start:
    Hendricks v STL (Great at home)
    Ray v MIA & @SD (Can I trust him at all?)
    MadBum @BOS (bad on the road but has been great recently)
    CMart or Robles for saves (Does CMart even play?)

    • The Skrimmer says:
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      If there was a chance that he goes long enough for the win…I also have Glasnow v BOS.

      I am leaning toward punting saves and starting Hendricks and MadBum…

    • Donkey Teeth

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      How many saves are you down?

      I’d probably go with Ray and Hendricks…

      • The Skrimmer says:
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        I only got one save this week and the other teams (we play against three others at the same time) have 6, 4, 2, with one week to go. My ERA and WHIP are solid so far and I am pacing other teams with wins…I just figure that I can only gain saves on one team so the category only helps versus that one team…while SPs will help against all teams.

        I worry about Ray, because despite the 2-starts, he may last less innings combined than one of my one start SPs, even with his great matchups.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Ah that makes sense. I’d gamble on Ray but I get the hesitation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ray, Hendricks

  15. RicoSuave says:
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    Awesome work as always Grey!

    16 team H2H weekly points league… and into the finals!

    Please help me optimize my lineup.

    1. (2B spot) Altuve 5 games. 2x Vs TEX and 3x Vs LAA or
    Newman 6 games 3x Vs SEA and 3x @ MIL

    2. (SS spot) DeJong 7 games 3x Vs WAS and 4x @ CHC or
    Hoerner 7 games 3x Vs CIN and 4x Vs STL or
    Newman 6 games 3x Vs SEA and 3x @ MIL

    3. ( OF – need 3) Hunter Dozier 7 games 3x @ OAK and 4x @MIN
    Bader 7 games 3x Vs WAS and 4x @ CHC
    Franmil Reyes 6 games 3x Vs DET and 3x Vs PHI
    Grisham 7 games 4x Vs SD and 3x Vs PIT

    4. (RP – need 3) Yates 7 games 4x @ MIL and 3x Vs ARI
    Bradley 6 games 3x Vs MIA and 3 @ SD
    Pagan 5 games 2x @ LAD and 3x Vs BOS
    Thornton 2 starts [email protected] BAL and 1 @ NYY

    Thanks a lot for all the help during this season again!
    Thanks to you and the RazzCrew I’ve been one of the most consistent teams in the league.

    Cheers

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Altuve
      2. Dejong
      3. Dozier, Bader, Grisham
      4. Yates, Bradley, Thornton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT on all except I’d prolly go Pagan over Thornton

  16. Not the real Hubie Brooks says:
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    8.5 point lead with two weeks to play in a 5×5 15 team mixed league. Chasing steals and trying to protect HR. Michael Brantley is my usual LF–he’s been pretty cold lately; sit him for Victor Reyes? Also would you rather have a cold Wilson Ramos in Coors or Sean Murphy at C? Should I consider adding Grichuk because both Rizzo and Freeman might play erratically here on out? Ugh. I hate the time of year when small sample sizes can make or break you.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Reyes, Ramos, Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  17. Dr Y says:
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    Grey,

    In the championship of both my leagues and won both leagues last year. A YUGE credit to your daily notes, thank you so much.

    Are you using Snell @lad on Tuesday? He’s on my IL now, so doesn’t cost a transaction. I know he won’t make it deep, but if I get 3 ip from good Snell, could be a nice boost. Alternative is to cut, doesn’t open up roster spot.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I wouldn’t start him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, get that win!

      Agree with DT

  18. Canha Borrow A Feeling? says:
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    Look to sure up my offense for the week and want to add some speed/runs (not you, Kyle Gibson). Who of the following is the add?

    Master Bader, Pillar, Gardner, Eaton, A. Rosario, K. (Hello) Newman, Berti

    I’m leaning towards Rosario since the Mets are in Coors/Cin this week or Newman, but want to get second opinions.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed

  19. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Trout, Baez, Hiura…the 3 players that got me to the playoffs and into the ‘ship in my highest payout league…all gone (meh..Hiura back on the bench but being brought back slowly).

    Fantasy Master Lothorio, guide me to the promise land of my 2 week championship round playoff.

    1. Kyle Tucker and Kyle Lewis are both sitting on waivers. I have highest waiver priority of all teams still playing. Drop any of Solak, Willie Calhoun, Grisham, Cano (he’s in Coors), JD Davis, or Kris Davis to pick either or both up?
    2. I snagged Stanton off the waivers, drop any of Solak, Willie Calhoun, Grisham, Cano (he’s in Coors), JD Davis, or Kris Davis to activate him?
    3. Start Tanner Roark tonight vs. KC at home?
    4. Start Luis Severino tomorrow vs. LAA (Trout and Ohtani gone).
    5. Annoying catcher question: Christian Vasquez, Mitch Garver, or Willians Astudillo ROS?
    6. Start Civale Wednesday home vs. DET?

    Guide to the promise land!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1. Tucker over Grisham
      2. Maybe lose Cano once they leave Coors. Don’t know for sure when Stanton will return.
      3. Sure
      4. Meh. Prob only has a couple innings in him.
      5. Vazquez
      6. Sure

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I lost all 3 too in some leagues, not all same league tho, ouch

      1. Agree with DT

      2. Willie

      3. Agree with DT

      4. Agree with DT

      5. Agree with DT

      6. Agree with DT

  20. Shitwolf says:
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    Thanks you sir! It was a fun season I enjoy your articles daily and appreciate your fun writing style..
    good job man!!! I am in the finals of my weekly yahoo league and I need to pick a 2b or Ss for my last week! I streamed wong last week and that went right, but the cardinals have tough putching matchups this week.

    So my options are Wong, Hot Hoerner, Biggio or lourdis gurriel jr… league is OBP instead of avg

    thanks again!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Biggio

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Think I’d try Hoerner

      Get that win!

  21. Steamin Beamen says:
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    This might be the dumbest question I’ve ever asked on Razzball but…start Reynaldo tonight?

    09/16/19 – Reynaldo Lopez @ MIN MPerez – (12.4)

    After getting demolished last time out, why do I feel like he’s gonna be awesome tonight, and get lit up by Detroit for his second start? Feel like Reynaldo always alternates good and bad starts.

    Too crazy tho right?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pass

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  22. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Need to cut one of my closers — Diaz (Colorado); Martinez (StLouis); or Jimenez. Which one?
    – I read that Carlos ailment may be more than a mere flu with planned absence 1+ week.
    – Jimenez and Diaz teams both with minimal save opportunities.

    Or do you think Doolittle might be a speculative addition (and thus cut two)?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Lose Martinez. Swap Jimenez for Doolittle.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really on C-Mart? Hadn’t heard that, he seems like the cut then — Don’t trust Doolittle yet

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Here’s the Martinez status (per Yahoo). “Martinez actually got admitted to a local hospital in St. Louis on Saturday night and was at home as the Cardinals wrapped up their three-game series against the Brewers on Sunday afternoon. It’s unclear what Martinez’s availability will be heading into the early part of this week.”

        I want a bench bat for the semi-finals (several available options) and want to drop one of my relievers. With this status (not great but less dire than I thought), please advise on my drop (Jaori Diaz; CMart; or Jimenez)?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotta drop CMart there

  23. Ty Inez says:
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    You know McMahon is going to get hot since we dropped him on saturday. Bastard had gone 0-13 with 1 BB

    • Ty Inez says:
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      You say Freeman may be in and out of the line-up the next couple weeks. Would you dare start will Myers over him this week?

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        I would

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Sure, Myers has been hot

        • Ty says:
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          Thanks dudes!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Of course he will!

  24. Doc Samson says:
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    I am leading my 5×5 league by 8 points. The only way I can blow this is by losing ground in wins and ERA. Who do I start tonight: Strasberg, Berrios or R. Ray? All of them? Just one or two of them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who are they facing

  25. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hey All last game in my h2h league

    narveaz is back catcher so im starting him over austin nola the seem to both be getting rested alot

    starters i have
    heaney at NYY, Morton vs Boston, and wheeler at Cin i’m thinking wheeler at CIN as the reds are done

    my releivers are all injured i’m left with ken giles kent maeda and jario diaz i think maead won’t be playihng much

    What do you think of Branon Workman he just got dropped? seth lugo is out there as well
    i think i’m going with workman and Giles

    what do you think?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Workman and Giles sounds good

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        thanks DT what do you think of starting Wheeler over Morton and Heaney ….i don’t trust any of them but wheeler seems on lately….i put him in well see

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem. I’d go with Wheeler also.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Solak; Castro; or Wang?

    • Norman Ginsberg says:
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      I realized Lux is also available – Lux; Solak; Castro; or Wang?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Lux

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong

  27. Nick says:
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    Weekly league trying to hold on to 2nd place money. I am close in wins and Ks. I am planning on streaming the below ptichers:

    Thornton @BAL on Tues
    Bucholz @Bal on Weds
    Kay @BAL on Thurs
    Sheffield @Bal on Sat

    Is this going a little overboard on playing the matchups? Would feel better if not @Bal.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Not crazy about any of these but if you have cushion in the ratios then why not

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. Tad Striker says:
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    Is there a word in the Razzball glossary for grabbing a hitter on a team playing in Coors only to have their real-life manager bench them for the series? If not, there should be! [I grabbed Margot and I (Mar)GOT SCREWED.]

    Also, I traded Alex Bregman away in a keeper league to bolster my pitching staff and lost in the semi-finals. AMA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biting the Silver Bullet?

      That sucks, sorry, Tad!

  29. Curious George says:
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    Bummer news this morning: I didn’t make the finals after tying in the semis. Tiebreaker is high seed advances (thought it was head to head record). He was the higher seed because he won his division with a 9-8-3 record and I was a wildcard from the other division with a 13-6-1 record. Lame.

    As such I will only be getting two keepers this year. Yearly 2 round penalty (not sure if this league will go longer than the next three years). Early thoughts:
    Keeper options – acuna in the 6th round, Soto in the 21st, guerrero in the 22nd, buehler in the 22nd, and tatis in the 24th.

    For reference: I will be the 6th or 7th pick in a 10 team h2h cats league. Last years draft had 3 SP go in the first round.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That sucks!

      Acuna, Tatis

      • Curious George says:
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        Interesting. I didn’t know whether you’d go for tatis’s upside or Soto being mr consistent/sexy dp.

        Also for reference/complaining: my team was Rizzo, Edman, arenado, machado, Bregman, guerrero, acuna, Soto, s marte, pollock, jd Davis, and bichette. Scherzer, verlander, buehler, flaherty, Bauer, s Gray, Bauer, darvish, Gallen, Vazquez, Doolittle, Giles, and c mart.

        His team was Realmuto, Nunez, Newman, Polanco, Torres, Bryant, Donaldson, trout, Blackmon, kepler, meadows, Calhoun, Mondesi. Strasburg, paddack, Lester, cease, Soroka, Lynn, Smith, mikolas, Diaz, hader, and luke Jackson.

        Rant done.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Honestly, don’t think you can go wrong with either…They’re all likely Hall of Famers in 25 years

  30. aintlifegrand says:
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    Great morning Grey!

    With your diligent assistance, I have made the Final. This is a 2 week matchup with no adds after today. I have had Yelich, Justin Turner and Mookie go down with varying degrees of injury however so I need reinforcements. I mostly need RBIs, OBP, to a lesser extent runs. On the wire:

    Schwarber- 7 gm at Wrigley vs Reds and Cards against all righties this week. Hittertron has him in top 25 this week. Next week he is @PIT and @STL which have been his worst away parks this year. 13 gms total.

    Kyle Lewis- @PIT and @BAL this week then home for HOU and OAK next week, 12 gm total. Hittertron not a fan this week despite the recent success.

    Wil Myers hot after Coors; this week @MIL, vs ARZ, but then vs LAD and @ARZ to finish. Hittertron has him 53rd this week but lukewarm on next week at this point. 12 gm total.

    Kyle Tucker – 5 gm this week vs LAA and vs TEX; 6 gm next week @SEA and @LAA. Hittertron has him in the 180s this week.

    Bader- vs WAS, @Cubs, then @ARZ, vs Cubs, 13 gms total. Hittertron says in the 140s this week.

    How do you rank these options?

    Thanks again for all your help all year! Looking forward to those 2020 sleeper posts already!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, get that win!

      Schwarber, Myers, Bader

  31. Donny B says:
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    1b replacement for the final week if Rizzo goes down – crappy options – Austin Nola, Rojas, Belt, Tellez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuck…I guess Nola, but I’d look at matchups which I don’t know by heart

  32. Gary Z says:
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    Hey what’s up Grey & DT!?!? 2 Week CHAMPIONSHIP round starts today…I WANT THIS!!!! I have 20 moves left, I want to put the absolute best lineup out there! (H2H 8×8) …obviously watching streamonator, but are there any changes you guys would make to the roster? If so who would you lose for any of these guys?? Canha, Tucker, McMahon, Cano, Mazara are available on the wire. THANKS A TON for both of your insights all year!!!
    Vasquez
    Olson
    Murphy
    Bergman
    Lindor
    JD Davis
    Rosario
    Betts
    Soler
    Dickerson (DTD)
    Urshela
    Correa (IL)

    Hendriks
    Kennedy
    Bradley
    Lugo
    Barnes
    N. Anderson
    T. Duffey
    Britton
    Robbie Ray
    Buehler
    Yu
    Manaea
    Galen
    Matz
    Corbin
    Odorizzi
    Heaney
    R. Hill
    Alex Young
    Marquez (IL)

    • Gary Z says:
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      Odor is available too

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cano and McMahon in Coors — lose Dickerson and Urshela

      • Gary Z says:
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        Thanks Grey!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  33. William Hung says:
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    Morning Grey! The 2019 Sphinx Tour 4-peat tour has come to an abrupt end. At the end of the day, starting Quintana and benching Paxton @ BOS ended up being the difference :(

    In the spirit of finger pointing, I blame SON!!!! Damn you SON!

    I fell short of winning by the following (only needed 1 to happen/not happen):
    – 1 K by a pitcher
    – 1 SV (The cards blowing the game lead to a Hader SV)
    – Q starting lost me ERA

    IF Pedro Baez strikes 1 guy out last night I win (I also had Justin Wilson who gave me 2 Ks, can’t blame the Mets for not letting him pitch to Will Smith)
    IF The Cards get the SV and don’t let Hader get the save, I win
    IF I benched Q, I win ERA and the rest is history

    Instead of playing for the championship, I’ll be playing for 3rd – a significantly less payout but I guess finishing in the money will still be good. Overall, another successful season in which I had a wild start, middling 3 week stretch and then a final month of dominance to finish 1st heading into the playoffs. For the first time in 4 years, the chips did not fall in my favor.

    Can you do me a favor with next year’s rankings? Put Quintana and Travis Shaw outside the 1000 overall.

    Thank you Grey for all the help during the 6 month regular season grind, and more like a 10 month grind when you count all the sleeper posts and player rankings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Insane that all you needed was Pedro Baez to K one guy — that’s just bad luck and don’t think you did anything wrong

      • William Hung says:
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        Quintana can eat a fat one! I’m sure he’s a nice guy though and if I saw him in public, probably get a pic and an autograph… but I’m being Mr. Tough Thumbs right now, so he sucks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA!

  34. LG Baseball says:
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    Grey – fantastic recap and thanks to you and Razzball I’m headed to my H2H finals and going for back to back championships!

    Need some weekly lineup advice.

    1) Wong 7 games (WAS, @CHC) or Muncy 5 games (TB, COL) for my 2B?

    2) need 3 of the following 5 for OF:
    Bellinger 5 games – TB, COL
    Yordan 5 games – TEX, LAA
    V.Robles 6 games – @STL, @MIA
    Mercado 6 games – DET, PHI
    Schwarber 7 games – CIN, STL

    Thanks!
    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      1. Wong

      2. Schwarber, Bellinger, Yordan

      • LG Baseball says:
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        Thanks Grey! Wish me luck

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          And good luck!

  35. Papa Jean Segura says:
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    I went all out last week and lost, so i have to play for the depressing 3rd place prize. Would you stream Thornton @BAL, Brett Anderson vs. KC, or Marco Gonzalez @PIT?.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, that sucks!

      Anderson

      • Papa Jean Segura says:
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        I really think I could have won if Baez/Yellich didn’t go down, but appreciate the help as always.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sucks

  36. Steve says:
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    In the semi’s in a 10T 5×5 roto

    1. Think Starling comes back this week?
    2. Is Justin Turner worth holding on to?
    3. What’s up with Will Smith (Dodgers)? He’s been ice cold.
    4. Are you starting McMahon or Hampton over Segura for their 3 games in Coors?

    Thanks!

    • Steve says:
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      Not roto, redraft

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. No

      2. No

      3. Yeah, he has, he’s slumping

      4. McMahon

  37. Edgar Gonzalez says:
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    What do you guys think about JD DAVIS in Colorado, worth a pick up ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  38. Cable says:
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    is M Boyd a double start this week there are conflicting reports

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea

  39. Luigi says:
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    when do you see Josh Bell returning?
    This week?
    This season?
    Next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This week

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      He probably won’t be back until thursday or friday.

  40. ozzie smith says:
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    Championship week!
    Hope you had a good weekend buddy!
    Sorting out my rotation for the week in a 10 team h2h
    Tomorrow I have…
    Padack @Mil
    Giolito @Minn
    Smith @Ariz
    Thinking of streaming
    Plesac vs Det
    What’s your thoughts on these matchups? Probably going to make or break my pitching stats for the week.

    Thanks for everything this season as always pal!

    • ozzie smith says:
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      Looks like it will be Plutko against Det with Plesac getting skipped, what do you think about this one?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You too! Good luck!

      I’d start them all except Smith — Start Plutko — Most concerned about Paddack then Giolito, none are great

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      sounds like they are skipping plesac’s start tomorrow to give him extra rest due to complete game, on the Indians probable starters page. So he might not make his first start this week (unfortunately)

      • Coolwhip

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        haha nevermind… i’ll see myself out.

  41. Krivo says:
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    Last night’s Kenta Maeda save broke the tie I was in and eliminated me by a weekly score of 6-5. Thanks for all the help this year in getting me to the 2nd best record in my 18-teamer. Cheers man.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn! That sucks!

  42. eballs says:
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    Do you think Severino pitches well/long enough to get a win tomorrow? (vs LAA – Suarez)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

      Cute dog pic in your avatar!

  43. wwekoda2020 says:
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    Streamonator is crazy for both of garrett Richards starts this week would you pick him up in h2h?

    • William Hung says:
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      SON is drunk – I’d wait to see how he does in his 1st start coming back from a major injury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  44. wwekoda2020 says:
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    How would you rank lewis, bader and Mercado ros in OBP leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bader, Lewis

  45. Lubse says:
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    Lourdes off the DL- who’s my drop?
    Renato nunez or Franmil? or keep lourdes stashed?
    Runs are the closest category right now, and i have the position flexibility to start others if lourdes isn’t everyday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can lose Nunez

  46. toolshed says:
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    Bader, grisham or markakis ros? I need another OF. I need obp and SB the most. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grisham

  47. JD says:
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    I need 1 OF and 1 UtilitySpot in h2h points this week-
    (All have OF eligibility except Escobar)

    McMahon – 3 home vs Mets, 3 at Dodgers
    Canha – 3 home vs KC, 3 home vs Texas
    Eduardo Escobar – 3 home vs Miami, 3 at San Diego
    McNeil – 3 at Colorado, 3 at Cincinnati

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McNeil, McMahon

  48. Anchovies says:
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    Great stuff…was Sicily part of that Italy water stain on the ceiling??

    Pick up Tucker for W Myers, K Newman, K Lewis?

    Keeper h2h. Need power. MORE POWER! Lost yelich and the 8 team league counts h, r, rbi, avg, ops and stolen bases.

    Championship week. I bardly made it in late last night….

    Thanks!
    -dave

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, no Sicily – only contiguous Italian states!

      Newman

      • Anchovies says:
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        Sweet….I’m calabrese!!!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not sweet then, spicy!

  49. Mike says:
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    “(31-27/27)”

    You’re missing a couple of parentheses.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A math wizard like me?

  50. KrazyIvan says:
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    Thanks for the great year Grey. Your humor and insight kept me interested through a 1-16 start in H2H as a complete Fantasy baseball newbie. I ended up winning the last three weeks of our 12 team regular season and then swept the 3 weeks in the consolation bracket. Now I get the #1 pick in next years draft to go along with my two keepers, Mookie Best and Walker Buehler. It’s been fun and this website content that you and Rudy do is by far the best! I hope to frequent it for years to come.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Nice work!

  51. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Championship week! Thanks for all your help thus far.

    I have Steve Matz on the bench today. Every start will probably count and I can see Ks and Wins being very close at the end of this week.

    It’s a standard 5×5 league – do I start him at Colorado? Or is it complete suicide? He has been hot lately, as has the Mets behind him. Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, get that win!

      Forget Matz in Coors

  52. Tom says:
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    Just wanted to say thanks for getting me to the playoffs again!!! In a H2H points league, had a bye in first playoff round/week & now in semi’s. I lost Trout which is a big blow and need to plug in a player in a utility spot. I have Dejong, picked up Hoerner or could pick up Lux or Tucker. What should I go with? I won the league last year (thanks to your help) and would love to make it 2x in a row!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, now get that win!

      Tucker

  53. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    Dude! My updated infirmary ward is: 1B Bell, 2B Hiura, INF Muncy, SS Baez, OF Stanton, OF Trout, OF OF Dahl, DH Gallo and SP Glasnow… I’ve lost nearly an entire starting lineup for an All-Star team! What the actual F***?!

    But… i made to the championship ;-) on the back of Suarez and The Replacements, hahaha. Suarez is love, Suarez is life.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Eugenio is always, Eugenio is forever

      • Coolwhip

        Coolwhip says:
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        Cobbling together best matchups for this week, need 2nd opinion for final spots.

        Schwarber or Pollock this week?

        Rank top 3 SP this week –
        Alex Young vsMIA
        Odorizzi vsCWS
        DeSclafani vsNYM
        Alcantara @ARI
        Lyles vs SD
        Soroka vsPHI (interesting side note… Home: ERA 4.18 BAA .276, Away: ERA 1.35 BAA .195, Opposite of what you’d expect for a rookie)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Schwarber

          Lyles, Young, Odorizzi — that is odd on Soroka

  54. G says:
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    One more if you dont mind.

    Garret Hampson (home next two days then @LAD), Dubon (@ Boston, @Atlanta), or Biggio (@Balt, @NYY) for my 2b slot? I currently have Dubon, and wondering if I should stick with him and save a move, or go with Hampson or Biggio for the championship week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Dubon and save your move

  55. Kris says:
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    Who is a better Rizzo replacement this week? Canha (Royals, Rangers at home) or Miguel Sano (vs White Sox, Royals at home)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

  56. Nitro says:
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    Is L Lynn a drop this week? Has Houston and Boston?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  57. Earl says:
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    Would you start Severino this week with 2 starts (vs. Angels and Blue Jays)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not if I had better options

      • edietrich1962 says:
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        Which of the following (need 3) would you start for weekly roto:

        1) Zac Gallen @SD
        2) Jordan Lyles home vs SD
        3) Alex Young home vs MIA
        4) Ryu home vs COL
        5) Dakota Hudson home vs WAS and @CHC Cubs
        6) Severino

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lyles, Young, Ryu

          • edietrich1962 says:
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            Thought you might pick Young and Ryu but little surprised at Lyles over Gallen??

            • edietrich1962 says:
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              Also what do you think of Buehler (home vs COL) and Paddack (at MIL) in other starter spots (forgot to ask that with original post)?

              Thanks

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Fine on Buehler — Gallen over Paddack

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Can go Gallen if you prefer him, not a huge difference in my mind

  58. david arquilla says:
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    In the finals!! thnx for your help ll wek. Need to figure out my last 2 pitching slots:
    Choose 2 of the following:

    Bummy @ BOS
    Gibson home KC
    Martin Perez home vs CWS and KC
    Bundy home vs TOR and SEA
    Tanaka home vs TOR (just saw them and didnt fare well on road)

    Thanks in advance!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Bundy, Tanaka

  59. Steve says:
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    Hey Rudy,

    Everything ok with the robots this morning? Only getting one day’s worth of SON and the weekly is super funky.

    Thanks

    • edietrich1962 says:
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      I echo that

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You should post on the robots actual page so Rudy is pinged

  60. Fogimon says:
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    2 weeks left! If your fantasy baseball goal is to still care, WINNER WINNER!

    By the by, in my keeper league where 6 players with less than 100 games played are kept at no cost, my Kyle Lewis (who I have had for 2 seasons now) keep is not getting laughed at. Now, if only my Kevin Maitan could materialize. Cricket, cricket.

    Lineup question, any changes? ;

    1B – Goldy (3vWas, [email protected])
    2B – Altuve (2vTex, 3vLaA)
    3B – Donaldson (3vPhi, 3vSF)
    SS – Story (3vNyM, [email protected])
    MI – Machado (3vAZ, [email protected])
    CI – Myers (3vAZ, [email protected])
    OF – Springer (2vTex, 3vLaA)
    OF – McNeil ([email protected], [email protected])
    OF – Conforto ([email protected], [email protected])
    OF – Dozier ([email protected], [email protected])
    OF – Franmil (3vDet, 3vPhi)
    U – Grisham (3vSD, 4vPit)

    Bench – Rhysus ([email protected], [email protected])
    Bench – Mallex ([email protected], [email protected])
    Bench – Didi (3vLaA, 3vTor)
    Bench – McMahon (3vNyM, [email protected])

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, congrats!

      You’ve had Kyle Lewis for 2 years? Whoa, nicely played

      Looking at Franmil as possible bench — do you need steals? (Mallex), Can you squeeze in McMahon?

      • Fogimon says:
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        Steals would help, yes. The Franmil for Mallex swap is pretty easy.

        Where could I squeeze McMahon? Over Hunter Doze? Wil Myers? Grisham?

        only 5 games out of Altuve & Springer…. but McMahon will probably sit 1 this week giving him 5 only also.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Over Grisham

          • Fogimon says:
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            That makes me sad. I have high high hopes for Grish.

            What do you think McMahon does better than Grish this week? HR? RBI?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s in Coors — you wanna go Grisham, I won’t stop you

  61. pinkman says:
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    Championship week catcher question! Which one of these catchers would you prefer to pick up in a 10-tm 9×9 H2H? I think I need someone who could chip in hits and not crater my average.

    Astudillo 2 @ CHW, 4 @KC
    McCann 2 @MIN, 3 @DET
    Hedges 3 @MIL, 3 vsARI
    Tom Murphy 3 @PIT, 3 @BAL
    Vogt 3 @BOS, 3 @ATL
    Boeuf 2 @MIN, 3 @DET

    BTW thanks for the advice to pick up Bryant as a no-brainer last week. He clubbed a bunch of homers over the weekend and helped me get to the ‘ship!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

      Murphy

  62. bshend says:
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    Please help :) Should I start Conforto or Kyle Tucker this week? Yahoo League H2H and in playoffs. Who would you start for this week? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

      • bshend says:
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        Thanks!

        Catcher Sanchez is out this week it appears. How will Romine do this week? Would you start him?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If he was my only option

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

    manaea – vs tex
    matz – @ col, @ cin
    folty – vs sf
    cueto – @ atl

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Folty, Manaea

  64. Zeus says:
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    Would you start Kyle Lewis over a 5 game Brantley if you need runs, homers and OBP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  65. Judy Bloom says:
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    I need a 2B and SS this week (points league championship) out of these options:

    Wong (vs WAS, at Cubs: Strasburg, Corbin, Scherzer, Kendrick, Quintana, Hamels, Darvish)
    Edman (same as Wong)
    Escobar (vs MIA, at SD: P Lopez, Caleb Smith, Alcantara, Lauer, Quantrill, Garret Richards)
    Newman (vs SEA, at MIL: Marco Gonzales, Justin Dunn, TBA, Chase Anderson, Davies, Gio Gonz)

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Escobar

  66. Judy Bloom says:
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    Newman scheduled to face Gonzales, Dunn and Kikuchi in Pittsburgh

  67. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Do you know why Plesac is being bypassed tomorrow (vs Det)?

    Regardless, need someone else and there are 3 decent matchups (and all @ home). Which is best?
    – Plutko vs Det
    – Young vs Mia
    – Brian Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      Young

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Wonder if it’s an innings thing (since they may be in playoffs).

        Also trying to replace CMart — who’s the best (i.e., least bad) optio: Jaori Diaz; Jimenez; or Magill?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jimenez

    • Coolwhip

      Coolwhip says:
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      allegedly they decided to give him extra rest since he threw a complete game last time out.

  68. Joseph Miakisz says:
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    Grey, I’m playing for the championship in my league this week, in large part thanks to you, Rudy and the rest of the team. Just one question. Having a hard time deciding between Matz, with starts against the Rockies in Colo and Cincinnati away; or Heaney at home against Oakland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Heaney

  69. here comes the pizza says:
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    Championship week!

    I have the benefit of having a shit load of starters this week. Saw above that you recommended Alex Young (v. MIA) and think I want to scoop him before my opponent does.

    Out of Boyd (@CLE) and C. Smith (@ARI), who would you drop for Young? Are they both guys you aren’t starting there?

    I have Sonny (@CHC), Corbin (@STL), Lynn (@HOU) going already on Tuesday so I should be able to stack up some Ks, QS, Ws even without the 2 above.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Boyd

    • Michael DePinto says:
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      Boyd got scratched due to a family emergency so his status i up in the air. Definitely not a sure bet for tomorrow from I read.

  70. Bob Loblaw says:
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    Stretch run lineup decisions! Need to bench four of these guys; pretty flexible with positions so I can mostly choose any of ’em.

    Canha vKC (3), vTEX (3)
    Braun vSD (4), vPIT (3)
    Wong vWAS (3), @CHC (4)
    Benintendi vSF (3), @TB (3)
    Grichuk @BAL (3), @NYY (3)
    Pujols @NYY (3), @HOU (3)
    Betts vSF (3), @TB (3)
    Upton @NYY (3), @HOU (3)
    Lux vTB (2), vCOL (3)
    Berti @ARI (3), vWAS (3)

    Leaning towards benching DTD Betts/Upton, 5-game Lux, and meh Berti. Am I getting too cute playing some of those other blah guys like Pujols and Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Betts/Upton, 5-game Lux, and meh Berti — works for me

  71. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – I’m 0.5 – 1.5 points away from 1st + hunting for AVG (.275+ ideally) and RBI to pass the 1st place team in both cats. Unfortunately, thanks to Yelich, I have the unenviable position of having to start one of the two below guys this week:

    Daniel Murphy (6 games (50% LHPs)…3 @COL vs Degrom, Matz, and Stroman, 3 @LAD v Buehler, Ryu, Stripling). Plus side, he’s hitting over .300 this month…and maybe he gets pinch hit in the LHP games for nice RBI opportunities?

    Rhys Hoskins (6 games, but has to face Bieber, Keutchel, and Soroka + is still hitting below .230 on the month despite hitting .300 (no RBI) last week). Tron prefers Rhys slightly to Murphy, but Tron has been an unwavering Rhys stan all year.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins, I guess, but blech

  72. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Again . . .

    Mike Trout was just dropped in my keeper league – 12 teams, H2H categories (OBP and OPS replace AVG), only 9 active hitter spots (3 OF, 1 C, no MI or CI), keep 5.

    Trout went at auction this year for $77 + would cost a whopping $85 to keep next year. Trout is on another plane in this OBP OPS format, so his draft cost has kept climbing year-to-year (though he hasn’t been kept yet).

    Is it worth using my #1 waiver priority to snag + potentially keep him despite the really high cost, if the choice would be between him or a Rhys/Nola tier of keeper? Planned keepers below!

    Keepers 1-4: $11 Bellinger, $8 Soto, $13 Story, $8 Vladito.

    Potential Keeper 5: $85 Trout or $11 Hoskins or $14 Nola

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, grab Trout and you will keep him

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

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  73. letsgobravos says:
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    Hey Grey and DT!

    Pulled off the W in my h2h semifinal yesterday in my final AB of the week. Was trailing 0-12 on Friday night and didn’t have a lead all week until Kyle Lewis homered to give me the W in runs, HRs, and RBIs and a 7-5 victory.

    This is 12 team 6×6 OBP + QS.

    Here’s my roster:

    C- Murphy
    1b- Hoskins
    2b- Eduardo Escobar
    3b- Suarez
    SS- Machado
    OF- Tucker
    OF- Lewis
    OF- Mallex Smith
    Util- Newman
    Util – Bichette
    B- Odor, Dozier
    DL- Gallo, Jose Ramirez

    I just grabbed Tucker this morning. Guys on waivers include: Hoerner, Solak, Edman, Cano, Biggio, Heyward, Sano, and Gardner.

    Have a 12 move cap for the week and have already used 2 this morning. I will use most of my moves streaming pitchers.

    Thoughts on picking up Cano for his next 3 games in Coors and dropping Dozier? Any moves you would suggest?

    On the pitching side, opponent has several aces with a few going twice this week so my only hope in the pitching cats will be to stream and beat him in some of the volume cats. I grabbed Alex Young to stream for 2 starts this morning. Thoughts on grabbing Bundy for his 2 starts as well?

    Thanks for all of your help this season!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, congrats!

      Cano over Dozier

      I’d stream Bundy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go Sano over Odor and play Sano over Newman when he plays

      • letsgobravos says:
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        Thanks Grey! I’ll make those moves now.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  74. chris pierce says:
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    Grey, I am losing Hand I guess. Need to pick up Bradley or Melancon I guess. Pick one. This is championship week.

    Also, looking at streamonator and I don’t see kershaw or manaea listed.

    Do you trust Glasnow to start @ home vs Boston?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon

      Glasnow won’t throw more than 3 IP

  75. chris pierce says:
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    Hows my lineup look for this week, Championship week.

    Vazquez
    Freeman
    Albies
    Arenado
    Story
    Bellinger
    Castellanos
    Ozuna
    Mouse

    Bench
    Moncada
    Blackmon C
    Marte S
    Gurriel
    Seimen
    Puig

    Starters
    Kershaw
    Nola
    Manae
    Bieber
    Glasnow
    Smith W
    “NEED CLOSER”

    Bench
    German
    Lynn
    Gallen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good, I guess, I don’t know everyone’s matchups

  76. southside dom says:
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    Came up just short of making the championship in my H2H. Trying to motivate myself for this 3rd place game, but it’s proving difficult.

    Pick 2 of the below 4:

    Wheeler @CIN
    Paddack @MIL
    Bauer vs NYM
    Lamet @MIL

    Thanks G

    • southside dom says:
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      Also, pick 1 of Fowler, Bader, Benintendi, Hampson this week?

      Cards have 7 (3 vs WSH, 4 @CHC) but get the Nats top 3 pitchers

      BoSox have 3 vs Giants and 3 @TB.

      Rockies 3 vs NYM, 3 @LAD

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Benintendi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauer, Wheeler

  77. Filthyrich says:
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    Need a hitter for this week in 5×5: Heyward, Tucker, Kyle Lewis, Danny Santana. Or stick with Profar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker

  78. Smitty says:
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    Wasn’t able to read above posts this might be redundant.
    Hiura showing signs so decided to roll with him (7 @ Home vs SD/PITT)
    However, Rizz looks to be out most of the week so deciding on a sub for a week, no needs – who do you prefer of these 3 ?
    Hoskins – 6 (3 @ ATL – 3 @ CLE) away from boo-birds in Philly
    Naylor – 7 (4 @ MIL – 3 vs AZ)
    Happ – 7 (3 vs CINN – 4 vs STL) 7 at home
    Thx Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins

      • Smitty says:
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        Just put him and came back to get your confirmation. We’re on the same page…again
        Thank you brother-man – have a good week

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  79. chris pierce says:
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    Grey,

    Here is my team in 2nd league. Championship. If you could let me know if I have the right starters? Let me know if you would anyone?

    Grandal
    Mancini
    Moncada
    Sano
    Lindor
    Bellinger
    Rosario
    Ozuna
    Bichette

    Bench
    Rizzo
    Wong
    Gurriel (astros)
    Tatis DL
    Aquino
    Meadows

    Starters
    Scherzer
    Verlander
    Giolito
    Gray S
    Bieber
    Hader
    Vazquez

    Bench
    Bauer
    German
    Soroka

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t know everyone’s matchups

  80. Dave D says:
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    Damn, I was doing well in all my DC’s coming into the final month but have gotten really walloped by injuries like never before this late. Adding to B. Lowe and Domingo Santana, now Baez, Matt Adams, Renfroe, Upton, Ohtani. It’s getting hard to keep up with all the injuries. In one league where my offense is still leading barely I’m starting Garrett Stubbs as my UTIL with both Ohtani and Upton out now. He’s basically a pinch-running third string catcher with two M-TH games on the schedule. Desperate times, desperate measures.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garrett Stubbs — haha! Good luck!

      • Dave D says:
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        I’ll need it. Maybe he morphs into vintage Drew Stubbs for two weeks? I have no idea if they share the same gene pool.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, or Franklin Stubbs

  81. DonnieB says:
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    In a 12 team keeper league,it looks like I will have to drop a guy this week so I can replace Rizzo. My options are Rizzo at $43,Matz at $10(he is on my bench this week faces COL and CIN on the road) or Lucchesi at $6(benched as he faces MIL on the road). So, would you drop Rizzo, Matz or Lucchesi?

    For Rizzo, should II go with Ian Happ, Howie Kendrick , Vogelbach or Desmond? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lucchesi — Desmond

  82. Keeps says:
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    I lost, its keeper deciding time.

    I just added Josh Bell after i lost (he was dropped by the 1st place team needed live bats for the playoffs)

    Does he jump ahead of Marte or Meadows?
    I can keep 6.

    Rendon
    Lindor
    Arenado
    Santana (Carlos)
    Meadows
    Marte
    Brantley

    I listed those in my preferenced order but bell hops up im front of Meadows right?

    Ive got Darvish, Minor, Osuna, and Grey and Encarnacion, Peterson and Wong also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bell over Marte — Marte over Santana

      • Loser says:
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        Ok.

        Rendon
        Lindor
        Airnado
        Bell
        Marte
        Santana

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  83. letsgobravos says:
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    Looking at my opponents pitching for the week and its unreal how well the finals set up for him. He has 7 2 start pitchers. (Verlander, Strasburg, Berrios, Keuchal, Perez, and Matz)

    Meanwhile, I picked up Bundy who has 2 starts, but my other guys going tomorrow (Corbin, Smith, and Young are all slated to only have 1 start).

    Keller (Sea, @Mil) and Thornton (@Bal, @NYY) are available.

    Should I add one or both? Opponent appears to be sitting Matz tonight, but with 5 other 2 start guys and several being aces, I feel like I’m likely to lose ratios and counting stats unless I can beat him in terms of volume.

    • letsgobravos says:
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      Actually he has 6 2 start guys, I originally included Snell but realized he is not slated to go on Sunday. Either way, I am outgunned.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuck… Thornton

  84. Danny A says:
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    Sup Grey

    Do I drop matz or Mikolas?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at their matchups… I guess Matz since he’s in Coors, but no idea their remaining starts

  85. Shiv says:
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    Voit or Will Myers for next 10 days?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  86. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey could you rank these streaming starts for this week please

    12 Team H2H Categories Ws and QS
    Top 4 if you would please

    Anibal Sanchez @MIA
    Joe Musgrove vs.SEA
    Jordan Lyles vs.SD
    Anthony DeSclafani vs.NYM
    Steven Matz @CIN
    Reynaldo Lopez @DET
    Justus Sheffield @BAL
    Austin Voth @MIA
    Martin Perez vs.KC
    Dylan Bundy vs.SEA

    Thank You!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anibal, Musgrove, Bundy, DeSclafani

  87. moses mashers says:
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    Why does Steam have wheeler $-9.9 this week? Am I missing something? Also would you start R. Lopez this week with starts at twins and tigers? Or is he a pass? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who’s he facing? I don’t know — no on Lopez

      • moses mashers says:
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        Wheeler @ Cinncy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine to me, if not super safe

          • moses mashers says:
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            Thank you. Just triple checking since it is crunch time.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  88. Michael DePinto says:
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    What I find amazing about fantasy baseball is that I started my research in January…took part in multiple mock and league drafts…performed research on my two league pages everyday…and after all of that…after 9 grueling months…my semifinal match came down to Asher Woji-whatever!

    Who says fantasy doesn’t come down to luck? Can you imagine that being the strategy for the past 9 months in order for me to reach the finals? Even if I saw the future I still wouldn’t want to be in that situation again.

    ASHER! He will always have a special place in my heart for the rest of time!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

  89. cyler8 says:
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    Is it too early to talk about keepers for 2020? If not please keep reading:

    10 team 6 X 6 OPS and QS league. Dynasty keep forever This, I think, is the toughest year I have had on who to keep. We get to keep 10 players. Here are the few I have dwindled it down to:

    Mike Trout
    Alex Bregman
    Trea Turner
    Yordan Alvarez
    Whit Merrifield
    Anthony Rizzo
    Austin Meadows
    George Springer
    Aaron Nola
    Andrew Benintendi
    Yoan Moncada
    Jack Flaherty
    Noah Syndergaard
    Michael Conforto
    Victor Robles

    So of those 15 I can only keep 10. Definitely some obvious keepers in there but when deciding on like the 8th, 9th, and 10th keepers I am really torn this year on who to cut.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No Conforto, Robles, Noah, Moncada, Nola

  90. Metric Man says:
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    Is Buehler viable for QS ROS with the Dodgers limiting his workload? If they limit him to less than 100 pitches or less than 6 IP I want to drop him for Manaea.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go with Manaea if he has decent matchups

      • Metric Man says:
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        Buehler has Colorado on the 22nd and he’s been terrible against them at either park and will only have one more start after that.

        Manaea has TX on the 22nd at home and don’t know who he has after that. But, doesn’t seem to be a pitch limit on him since his return from IL.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Manaea sounds great

  91. CP says:
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    Starting matz @ Colorado?

  92. iChiro says:
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    Who has better value in H2H this week?
    Glasnow at Home vs Bos
    Brad Hand

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

      • iChiro says:
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        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  93. Mand says:
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    Are you back in on Lucchesi this week? (@ MIL – Lyles)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  94. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Great call on Tucker man… the Astros are so stacked it’s ridiculous… Yordan, Tucker, Toro to go with their already STACKED lineup… good for them.

    Can we be expecting your keeper rankings sometime soon here in September?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I think our prospect writer is doing keeper rankings before end of the month

  95. Steamin Beamen says:
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    Brandon Woodruff is starting tom. Roto world said the first start he’ll act as an opener.

    Trying to decide between:

    1) Woodruff as an opener, and possible 14th round keeper
    2) Reynaldo Lopez start vs Detroit on Saturday

    I’m assuming the move is to drop Woodruff right? If he was starting Sunday I think holding Woodruff would be the move, but MLW has a 6 man rotation right?

    Thanks so much!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what your keeper options are like but Woodriff starting tomorrow is not good for this year

      • Steamin Beamen says:
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        Right.

        My last keeper is b/w:
        Patrick Corbin – 10
        Lance Lynn -12
        Brandon Woodruff – 14

        My other keepers are purdy:
        Acuna – 6
        Soto – 8
        Mondesi – 9
        Kingery – 11
        Luis Robert -12

        So you think drop Woodruff? My other possible drops is Elieser Hernandez.

        • Steamin Beamen says:
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          Hernandez is vs Washington next.

          Also it sounds like you wouldn’t start Woodruff for the 2 innings tom then?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nah, wouldn’t start Woodruff

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seems droppable

  96. letsgobravos says:
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    CMart is available tonight. Apparently it was an asthma attack, but he’s ok to pitch going forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  97. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    I guess I need a 1B for 2 weeks pts league. Whaddya think?

    Belt, VanMeter, Christ Walker

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Walker

  98. Josh Freeman says:
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    … or Thames

  99. Garbage Day says:
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    Not sure if Grey or anybody is still checking here but …

    Rank em:
    Hoerner
    Solak
    Tucker
    Laureano

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tucker, Hoerner

      • Garbage Day says:
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        Thanks Grey! You’re like the James Brown of fantasy sports gurus. Wait I think you’re the only fantasy sport guru.

        While I’m at it…can I b*tch about the writing in the Yahoo Fantasy Sports blurbs this year. Complaints I can think of:
        – he’ll toe the rubber
        – tasty matchup
        – doubting Josh Bell all year until they couldn’t anymore
        – this week everyone has a “penultimate start”

        Thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks!

          HA! Nice on the Yahoo blurbs… Interesting stuff by Yahoo!

  100. Harley Earl says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Lost my semifinal game last night 7-6 when Lugo got two strikeouts in the 9th to flip the Ks category 70-69. Tough way to lose in the last inning and last two at-bats of the week. Shit happens.

    OK, so need your advice on a keeper league with six keepers and rounds they will be retained in for next year. Would you pick six with the best value? I’m positive about a couple but unsure about a couple too.

    Manny Machado (Round 1)
    Trevor Story (Round 2)
    Stephen Strasburg (Round 3)
    Ozzie Albies (Round 4)
    Nick Castellanos (Round 5)
    Luis Castillo (Round 6)
    George Springer (Round 8)
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (Round 11)
    Andrew Benintendi (Round 12)
    Fernando Tatis Jr. (Round 15)
    Keston Hiura (Round 21)
    Mitch Garver (Round 22)
    Hunter Dozier (Round 23)
    J.D. Davis (Round 24)
    Kevin Newman (Round 25)
    Max Fried (Round 26)

    I like Machado, Story, Springer, Tatis Jr., Hiura but I’m not sure about #6. We only have one Utility spot, so Tatis fits there with Story at SS, and with Hiura at 2B, that leaves no room for Albies to start everyday. Same situation with Newman, as he would not have a starting spot. I’ve got too many middle infielders basically. So I’m stumped who my next guy to keep is. Maybe you have a different six guys altogether.

    What six would you keep?

    • Grey

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      That sucks!

      Story
      George Springer (Round 8)
      Hyun-Jin Ryu (Round 11)
      Andrew Benintendi (Round 12)
      Fernando Tatis Jr. (Round 15)
      Keston Hiura (Round 21)

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Interesting. You don’t like Machado? Yeah, he had a shitty year. I was thinking bounce back next year possibly? Or do you think this is the new Machado, the one that hits 81 games in Petco and Not Camden Yards?

        Thanks for the help!

        • Grey

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          In the 1st round? Just redraft him

  101. Harley Earl says:
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    By the way, the more I look at these selections, the more I see the value in them, especially Ryu. Hadn’t really thought about him much. Was on the fence with Benintendi but there is definite value with him at 12th round.

    I think you’ve talked me into Ryu but … oh man, I’m sure he’ll get hurt next year LOL!

    • Grey

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      He’ll get hurt, but he’ll be good for 140 IP

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Appreciate the advice! You’re such a great host!!!

  102. Curious George says:
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    Tried to read back and keep from asking the same question but the site kept crashing on me so sorry!

    Are we dropping Rizzo in redraft for the next two weeks? Or still waiting? Best replacement of following options: miggy, Pujols, Nola, McMahon, belt, Flores, or canha?

    • Grey

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      Damn, sorry…. Drop Rizzo…McMahon

  103. Curious George says:
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    Also: what are we doing with s marte in redraft with 2 weeks left? Drop or hold?

    • Grey

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      Drop

      • Curious George says:
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        Alright last question then is who to replace marte with: canha, Edman, Frazier, Mercado, avisail garcia, kyle Lewis, Trent Grisham, or g hampson? Sorry to throw a laundry list at you – I’m still upset I lost my semi final in a tie.

        • Grey

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          Edman

  104. Russ says:
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    Hey there Grey,
    12 Team H2H Categories

    Lost Giolito since he is done for the year.
    Pick up Plutko now for the two starts (vs.DET, vs.PHI) to make up for the one I lost with Giolito out
    or go with the top one start option available Anibal Sanchez @MIA

    Thanks!

  105. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Giolito! *sobs*

  106. Justin Ralph says:
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    Are you starting Lance Lynn tomorrow? The Robot doesn’t hate it.

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