Five ladies and gentlemen, it’s…HELIO STUDWAGON!

And I can’t fight this rookie nookie anymore,
I’ve forgotten what I started fighting for (which stinks because we’re roughly 72 hours into the season),
It’s time to bring this shizz into the shore and onto my team,
And throw away the either/or’s forever.

Baby, I can’t hold Steven Matz anymore, but how about this Heliot Ramos fella!
He looks great, or as they say in San Fran “hella,”
I need him on my team, er,
His projections are insane from Steamer!

So, Heliot Ramos (2-for-3, 1 RBI) was called up. Prospect Itch said, “Ramos didn’t graduate AA so much as he aged into AAA, where he was still 5.7 years younger than the average player. Across the full season (116 games), he slashed .254/.323/.416 with 14 HR and 15 SB. Not bad. Not ideal. The hope is that he settles in at AAA and soaks up some coaching, applies that across his opportunities and takes the slow road to becoming a fantasy factor. I doubt the club will rush him to the majors in any needs-based scenario. This is good news for Ramos and us, as it gives the 6’1” 188 lb, 2017 first-rounder time to grow into his skillset, and I’d like to hit Grey with a skillet.” Not cool. So, the Giants seemed to disagree with how much time Ramos needed in the minors. His projections at the Prospectonator are fire under a helium balloon. Some of the best projections I’ve seen for a rookie. Oh, just your mundane, ho-hum 20+ HRs and 10 steals. Will the Giants still start guys like Steven Duggar over him? Oh, absolutely. Have you not been paying attention to the Giants for the last year-plus? Still, I’d grab Heliot Ramos in all leagues where I need an injection of sexy. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Daniel Ponce de Leon – Signed with the Mariners. Smart way to replenish the farm system is keeping guys young forever.

Diego Castillo – 1 IP, 0 ER, and the save on Saturday, after Drew Steckenrider closed on Friday. My guess for now on closer is Steckenrider, then Castillo, and I’m at about 8% positive.

Logan Gilbert – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks. I know he’s good, but I watched him on Saturday, and I was spelling out “drool” on my table with my drool.

Marco Gonzales – 2 IP, 2 ER, but 4 unearned runs. Ticker Shock!

Tyler Duffey – 1 IP, 2 ER and the blown save on Saturday. Twins’ pen been a bit of a mess, aside from Jhoan Duran, who I’ve seen twice and he doesn’t come from some Ordinary World. Baldelli has said he doesn’t believe in a set closer, so I still don’t think it’s clear which way this is going, but “Oh no!” The Duff Man is definitely not going to win fans with Saturday’s performance.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-5, and his 2nd and 3rd homer. He reminds me of Jonathan from tick, tick…BOOM! Buxton needs to get all his stats out of him fast, because he only has two months to do it in.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Twins (and M’s) hit seven homers yesterday in Hubert H. Homerfree Dome with Carlos Correa (1-for-5), Gary Sanchez (2-for-5, 5 RBIs), and Max Kepler (1-for-4) hitting their first, and Mitch Haniger (2-for-4, 3 RBIs) hitting his 2nd. Know what this has me thinking:  What are the humidors doing in Minnesota?

Luis Severino – 3 IP, 2 ER. For some guys, how many more weeks will it be Spring Training? Three? Four? Until June?

Jordan Montgomery – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER vs. Tanner Houck – 3 1/3 IP, 3 ER. Identical lines from two guys I like a lot. Two guys I still like even though they’re causing me agita.

Jake Diekman – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks and his 1st save. What stops everything? A Diekman. Dur. Also, Barnes is dealing with a sore back. He might sore back is way right out of a job.

Bobby Dalbec – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer, and up to the 5th spot in the order. Will he face all righties and lefties? Not sure if we can put that to Dalbed, but he has sofa. This blurb was brought to you by Jordan’s Furniture.

Oscar Mercado – 2-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 1st homer. Who’s got Acuña on their bench and starting Mercado? This guy with two thumbs pointing at himself while he types with his nose!

Steven Kwan – 5-for-5, 4 runs, and now hitting 2nd, and 8 for his first 10. Steven Kwan is the first player in American League history to reach base safely more than 10 times in his first three career games. Happy Kwan-zaa to all those that celebrate! And, if you’re reading this, but don’t have Kwan on your fantasy teams, after I ranked him about 250 spots ahead of everyone, well, you’re standing in your own way of success.

Amed Rosario – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .462. Guardians of the Galaxy brained who thought their lineup yesterday would’ve put up 17 runs.

Cal Quantrill – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks. Guardians jumped out to a huge early lead, and Quantrill sailed out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.

A.J. Pollock – Out with hamstring tightness. He thinks it’s a short-term issue, but he’s clearly never paid attention to his own IL track record.

Lucas Giolito – Hit the IL and will miss at least two starts with a left abdominal muscle issue. “I just have a middle abdomen.” That’s Miguel Sano.

Dylan Cease – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks. But don’t forget, you have to draft a starter in the top 15 overall.

Andrew Vaughn – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Everyone is reaping up their Vaughn shares because I wrote a sleeper post for him, right? Right?

Kyle Gibson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks. Streamonator loved this start, and I love every start vs. the DisgrA’s.

Brandon Woodruff – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER. Listen, you have to draft top starters. I’m sorry. I don’t make the rules.

Willy Adames – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Yes, I wrote a sleeper post for him, why do you ask?

Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Yes, I wrote a sleeper post for him (last year), why do you ask?

Justin Steele – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks. 15-teamers and deeper, gather around, I have a story to tell you about a “man” of “Steele.” Was he able to jump tall buildings? No. Faster than a what? Are you dumb? No. He can’t even throw faster than 92 MPH. He sits heavy slider and it works for him. Command has been an issue, but that comes to guys at weird times. His next start is in Colorado, so clearly that’s a pass, but I’m a cyclops with a monocle.

Seiya Suzuki – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs, and his 1st homer, hitting .375. If only someone told you to draft him on every team…Hmm…Wait, we did. Oh yeah!

Jon Gray – Hit the IL with a middle finger blister. Common injury that sidelines truck drivers.

Brad Miller – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Hot schmotato alert!

Nick Solak – 2-for-3, 4 runs and his 1st homer. It was only one year ago that we (mostly me) thought Solak could be a breakout. Monocle or grab, your league depends on your action.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER. *a dirge plays* I call this, “Ryu No Longer The Ryu We Knew.” *sobs loudly*

George Springer – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer. He’s so good. Dot dot dot. If he were going to play more than 100 games.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Ooh, baby, I like it raw (Cake Batter).

Danny Jansen – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer. But I was told Alejandro Kirk would be the Jays’ catcher to break out. Hunh, weird.

Jeremy Pena – 3-for-5, 1 run as he bats 2nd, hitting .375. And his glove is even better. He will be a long-time fixture of that lineup. For more, see Friday’s Buy/Sell.

Carlos Carrasco – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks. Mets are like this: Five guys could be the ace. Only one of them will stay healthy. Which one? *shrug*

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-3 and a slam (1) and legs (1). The first Slam & Eggs of the year! What does he get? A piece of “I thought you were toast.” Enjoy!

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Elias Sports Bureau said Nelson Cruz’s homer was the first by a guy who personally knew Thomas Edison.

Tanner Rainey – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save. Ooh, daddy would very much like to see Rainey get all the saves. Bullpen Chart has been updated.

Daniel Bard – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks and his 1st save, as Alex Colome entered, and couldn’t finish the 8th inning. Reluctantly going back to The Bard of Get-Your-Save-on, even though I know I’m going to get Shrew’d.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, as he bats sixth, after batting 7th the other day. Maybe he moves up in the order, but you have to admit Bud Black suckered you in again, when Grichuk was traded there and you were like, “Oh, boy, he has to hit in the top five of the order!”

Noah Syndergaard – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K. Like he was trying to take out Ben Franklin in a storm, Thor was throwing lighting to contact.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. – 1-for-3, 1 RBI as he bats 8th. After being benched on Saturday, he took to social media to air his grievances, and it’s not even Festivus season. I agree with Jazz, he should play over Jon Berti, and not hit 8th or 9th in the order. Going on social media to complain won’t help him or get his wife, Kim Kardashian, back.

Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks. Feel like I’m going to regret being out on Rodon.

Brad Keller – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks. Hopefully you confused which Keller to draft this year. Streamonator doesn’t love his next start, and, pardon the phrase with Keller, but I can’t see it either.

Joan Adon – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER. Joan Adon…Don a Joan…Finkel…Einhorn!

Mitch Keller – 4 IP, 4 ER. But didn’t the Cards hear? Keller has more velocity now!

Michael Chavis – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hits third. Any guy who hits third, even if it’s for the Pirates, I’m monocle’ing.

Steven Matz – 3 IP, 7 ER. Honestly, I didn’t think it was possible for a pitcher to give up seven runs vs. the Pirates. So, thanks, Steven Matz, for opening my eyes to what is possible! So, I don’t think you can start Matz against anyone until we see something better. If that means dropping him in your league, then do what you must.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Just got tickets to see Billy Joel’s final sober concert. He said all future concerts will be done drunk. Here’s my tickets, over by that open window–NOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Wander Franco – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, and his 1st steal. Wander Franco is 6-for-11 to start the year, but there’s no difference between him and so many middle infielders going after 200 overall, right? No? We’re not still saying that? Oh, I see. When he’s a top five guy next year, all the sheep will forget I was already there. Weird stuff when one of the best prospects ever is good. He was developed by one of the best teams to develop prospects that is notoriously cheap and they gave him a huge deal. Crazy, hard to predict Wander being good. Not sure how I figured it out.

Lucas Sims – Dumb Bell said Sims is doing well and could return soon, adding, “Dur, I’m so dumb.”

Tyler Stephenson – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Not-so-secretly, he’s my favorite catcher this year.

Hunter Greene – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks. Me enjoy’ey.

Art Warren – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save. Tony Santillan came into the game in the 7th inning and predicting Dumb Bell makes the predictor dumb.

Kyle Wright – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks. When will guys click, it’s never clear. Sometimes guys take one start, sometimes four years. Wright’s struggled with command in years past, but if that’s fixed, then suddenly his 94 MPH fastball (up from last year) and lights-out curve look a lot better. Already grabbing him in some leagues.

Ian Anderson – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER. Was avoiding him in all leagues, but got him in one of the last leagues I drafted and, boy, am I wearing that scarlet L.

Matt Olson – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Atlanta is home of the Braves, and Allahson.

Delino DeShields – Signed by the Braves. A Braves’ spokesman said, “We found a 2015 fantasy sleeper on Delino DeShields that was so well-written and researched, we just had to give him a shot. The author’s name was…Gay Allbite, I think.”

Christian Walker – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer. His home run was such a bomb that it’s hard to imagine him not having 30-homer power, but you look at his career stats and you remember he only shares his Do-si-dos with Dozier.

Cooper Hummel – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his homer, as he hit leadoff. So, I added him in a few places, that’s first off. Let’s backtrack now to secondly, he can catch and he looks a lot better than Varsho early on. Most of you know I felt like Varsho was overrated in drafts, so I’m predisposed for Hummel to be better, and trying to weigh that confirmation bias, but I saw Hummel’s homer yesterday and he cleared center easily.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer. He wasn’t in last Friday’s Buy/Sell, but he might be innext Friday’s if that schmotato stays hot.

Blake Snell – Scratched due to his adductor. More like Blake Snail.

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Jon
Jon
3 months ago

My last position player picked was Fletcher as I am hoping he provides a reasonable floor in our ten hitting cat league (singles, doubles etc are separate cats along with average, walks, strikeouts etc. ) Is his floor worth the lack of speed or power long term? WW has Arraez, Mateo, C Hernandez, D Castillo, Urshela, Kemp. I do worry about the wire guys playing time where I think Fletcher is going to be in the lineup at least. What say you?

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Jon
3 months ago

I see he got hurt just cuz I was talking about him. Hits late in the order to boot

Saint
Saint
3 months ago

Dropping Badoo. I have 98/100 remaining FAB. How much should I bid on:

1) Kwan

2) Vaughn

Thanks

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 months ago

Is Cristian Javier worth holding in 12-team leagues?

Grabbed with the hope he’d see the rotation, but as far as I can tell, he’s just doing middle relief

Matt
Matt
3 months ago

In a 12 team 8×8 scoring K, OBP, SLG, HLD, K9, NSV

Pissed I missed out on Kwan, Pena, and Vaughn to other managers, need to add a bat, considering dropping Hays since he’s been brutal. Keeping Matz for one more start since they are blaming the last start on a “finger blister” I’ll need a closer if I drop Matz, who would you take between Diekman and Hudson?

You used to be high on Santander last year and he’s off to a good start, what are your thoughts.

Anyway, here’s what my roster looks like
Kirk
Gurriel jr
Albies
Machado
Polanco
Soto
O’Neill
Walsh
Util 2x Suzuki, Straw
BN Hays, France

Waviers
Kirilloff, N. Lowe, Urshela, C. Abrams, J. Shancez, Stott, Marsh, Gimenez, Santander, Varsho

Thanks Grey!

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Matt
3 months ago

And Rosario is available too.

Lucky Dog
3 months ago

JuRod with legs!

Needs to start hitting, but I’ll take it.

andfog99
andfog99
3 months ago

Rank Kwan, Kirilloff, Vaughn ROS?

Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones
3 months ago

Interested in picking up Kwan in my points league. Would you drop Pollock or Duvall for him?

Andre
Andre
3 months ago

Thoughts on dropping Bellinger for Connor Joe? 10tm H2H categories with OBP

scoboticus
scoboticus
3 months ago

2 games, 2 HR, Oscar Mercado. Something there?

Lucky Dog
Reply to  scoboticus
3 months ago

He’s streaky AF. You’ll add him, he’ll give you a week or two, then tail off. Then when you finally drop him he’ll go ham again. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Regan
Regan
3 months ago

Whoa…that’s a big Mazza ball! A’s taking the kid to the woodshed, thought they couldn’t hit?

William Hung
William Hung
3 months ago

Has there been a more disappointing team than the Brewers up to this point? Just completely flat and non-competitive today

toolshed
toolshed
3 months ago

Ranger Suarez looking sharp today. How is it mathematically possible for every pitcher I own in 3 leagues to pitch like crap? I see other pitchers with decent starts and many of them i would never own. Even my relievers have been lousy. I should have done what i said earlier today, bench all of my starter until they finish their extended spring training.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
3 months ago

Of course all of the runs are earned. Ugh. It sucks starting with a double digit era and 2+ whip

Will
Will
Reply to  toolshed
3 months ago

I hear you; see my post above about my first 9 starts this season. Start #10 today went only 0.7 innings before pulled oblique ended his day (Patino). Not my year so far…

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I didn’t take one until the 8th. So far my staff is en fuego. Morton, Mahle, Manaea, Manoah, – the key is to draft guys who’s names start with M.

Lucky Dog
3 months ago

Well, Manoah is (a festival of) lights out, so far.

He was my favorite SP pick.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

You can have that one for free.
;)

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
3 months ago

Looks like the Fantasy Baseball Gods are punishing many of us for seeking to pluck a low hanging fruit (A’s hitters) from the Tree of Streaming. Luis Patino gets pulled in the first inning for what looks like back injury. Final line: 0.2 IP 1H 1ER

Will
Will
Reply to  Uncle Razzkai
3 months ago

Strained oblique was the announced injury. IL for sure.

Ned Sneebly
Ned Sneebly
3 months ago

Dang Grey! Hope they paying you overtime for all these comments.

I failed to leave myself a revolving door for early szn pickups, so curious if you would drop Ober to try this ray’s prospect that got called up? If he boofs – I can then turn to Cookie on the ww.

So ur thoughts on Ober vs Carrasco ROS? And maybe a word on Tommy Romero?

Thank you!

Cohen
Cohen
3 months ago

Jorge Lopez with the save today
Drop any of these guys for Lopez or hold?
Trivino
Finnegan
Rainey
Diekman
Melancon
D.Williams

theperfectpitch
theperfectpitch
3 months ago

What’s up Grey / gents

My team ( below ) 10 team 5 x 5. -feels solid -Maybe light on runs / sb / avg?
Very concerned early about :
1. Adell ( full platoon? ) 
2. Chisholm -9 spot ? Wtf ? 
3. Kelenic looks lost 

Our 1st waiver moves are this wed night !
There are sooo many studs / goodies on the wire – and have tons of questions
I def need your thoughts / suggestions !

May I please get your top 2-3 picks from each – and who I should drop ?

We bid 1 night / week – for Waiver ( bid real $ ) 
What I’m thinking : going for 1 closer, 1 bat upgrade, + maybe add an sp / drop one of mine ? 

* RP : my Top pickup : ADD K Rob . Drop Santander

If I miss out on him – here’s avail Rp’s ( can you rank top 2-3 to close ? ) 

  • T Rainey
  • Steckenrider ( I know its a committee, but better O than most)
  •   Sims ?
  • Bard
  • D castillo 
  • A Bender 
  • Santillan 
  • Finnegan 
  • J Duran 
  • Duffy ( ugly so far ) 

2. Bats – drop Adell or Hays ?

  • Vaughn
  • J pena
  • Kwan
  • Segura
  • Cj Abrams 
  • Josh Lowe 
  • Solak 
  • Heliot ramos 
  • meadows ( someone dropped) ?

And, – Are any of these guys below legit or all Hot Schmatos ?
O mercado  , B miller  , J Profar 

3.SP  – possibly drop Detmers or Houck ? for 

  • A wood 
  • Megill
  • J Ryan 
  • Ynoa
  • Luzardo
  • Brash
  • Gonsolin 

TY as always – Looking forward to your thoughts – 

C Stephenson
1 Freeman
2 India
3 Devers
Ss Story
Mi Franco
Ci Alonso
Of Robert
Of Haniger 
Of Mountcastle
Of Kelenic
Of Hays
U Chisholm
Bn Adell
Bn Santander

Sp Ray
Sp Musgrove
Sp Mcclanahan
Sp Gilbert
Sp P Sandoval
Sp Houck
Rp Iglesias
Rp Clase
Rp Tay Rogers 
Bn Lodolo
Bn Detmers

Mr. H
Mr. H
3 months ago

I punted saves in the draft. I have picked up Robertson, Diekman and Neris, I have 2 spots to possibly pick up saves from below. Which 2 are at the top?

Rainey, Jhoan Duran, Bard, Warren.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
3 months ago

Oh good, E. Clase came in with a 5 RUN LEAD! and proceeded to give up a 2 Run HR to Benny. WTF! Does Tito really think his Closer needs work that badly? I mean I guess so, but it simply never fails with these guys!

Sorry for venting Grey, but it’s pretty disappointing when a -3 is my only pitching stat for the day.

Anyway, I was going to ask whether it made sense to sit your bro S. Gray and start Gonsolin (he’s really all I got on the bench), but I read earlier posts, so did just that. Not super thrilled about Gonsolin at the moment, but I can see Gray getting smacked around in Fenway.

Thanks again for all you do Grey.

Bob
Bob
3 months ago

Hey Grey – Top 2 in a points league please. Houck. Megill. Carrassco
Thank you

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 months ago

MLB: league batting average after the weekend is .220.

KWAN: hold my beer

But seriously this dude is gorge.

Mr. H
Mr. H
3 months ago

I asked earlier if you’d drop Kike Hernandez or Wong for Peña…you said no.

What about either for Kwan or is this just a lateral move?

Sandman
Sandman
3 months ago

Hey Grey,

We’re back!!! Hope you’ve been doing well.

In a standard 5×5 h2h league. Who is the drop?

Kwan, kiriloff, CJ Abrams,

Thanks!

MetFan69
MetFan69
3 months ago

Hey G man thanks! 12 man ROTO looking for a third closer (own Rogers and Kittredge) with $100 FAAB how much to spend on Diekman?

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 months ago

Do you consider DeSclafani and Skubal wavier wire streamers in h2h?
If you had to choose between one which one would you hold on to?

Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
3 months ago

Fantasy Master Lothario, you deserve props for your call on Kwan months ago. I got him in my 16 team and 14 team drafts for basically free. One of them also is more like a points league that uses obp and has K, bb for hitters. Thanks

Lucky Dog
3 months ago

Have yourself a day, Benintendi! Reached on all 5 AB, with a 2 run shot to finish it off. Clase having a brutal year so far.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

I kinda love Benetendi as a 5th OF. This was the 1st day he’s been in my lineup – might could keep him in for a spell if he keeps this up. I know he’s not what everyone once thought he would be, but a guy could do worse than a .270s hitter who’ll give you 17/12 or whatever. When I took him in the later rounds I felt like he wouldn’t hurt my team, even if he’s never going to be an anchor.

Man was he an anchor today!

Mr. P
Mr. P
3 months ago

Dynasty league. Kyle Wright or hold Detmers?

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
3 months ago

1. Brewers lineup is going to be tough to watch this season.
2. How is Mondesi less then 50% owned in ESPN leagues? What am I missing?
3. Eyeing Kwan in 1 league, but can’t bring myself to drop Tork or Vaughn for him. If the WSox would just put Giolito on IR problem solved, wonder why they are stalling.
4. Is Doval worth hanging on to for saves, or move on to one of the losing team closers?
5. Thanks for all the rankings, sleeper articles, and answering questions!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

And since he hasn’t done much yet, Mondesi actually dropped 0.2% ownership this week. He is 100% owned in my ESPN leagues. Of course I have him in 83%.

JSF
JSF
3 months ago

Hi Grey,

Would you hold E. Rosario or AJ Pollock or drop one to ride Kwan? We’re talking 4th OF here in a 12-team H2H 5X5.

Thanks

VinWins
VinWins
3 months ago

I guess now is the time to deal Kwan for maximum haul!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
3 months ago

I give you Kelenic for him?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 months ago

haha! I would do that (after seeing if I could get more first), but I don’t own him in that league with you.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
3 months ago

Haha Rumor that he may be going to Az for Gallen.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 months ago

What do we make/know of this Tommy Romero fellow who’s supopsedly being called up to start against the A’s tomorrow?

Worth a stream?

Last edited 3 months ago by SteveNZ
Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

Grey,
I have a surplus of OF’s:

Y. Alvarez
M. Betts
C. Mullins
S. Ohtani
H. Ramos
B. Reynolds
L. Robert
J-Rod
E. Rosario
M. Trout
K. Tucker

Who do I drop?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

ok i get Rosario, but why Heliot Ramos?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

why drop Heliot Ramos?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

ok but Rosario definitely?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

ok thanks

Cunning Liguist
Cunning Liguist
3 months ago

Please rank Houck,Ober,Luzardo,and Ynoa? Thank you.

Cunning Liguist
Cunning Liguist
3 months ago

Tommy Romero? Add him over Ober or Houck?

TBI
TBI
3 months ago

My last two OF’s are Myles Straw and Eddie Rosario. Should I drop either of them for Oscar Mercado? 10 team H2H 5×5 categories league.

TBI
TBI
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

What about dropping Rosario for our new Lord and Savior Rich Homie (Steven) Kwan?

Here comes the pizza
Here comes the pizza
3 months ago

Not sure if you saw this but for seemingly no reason, ESPN updated their positional eligibility requirements to “games played at a position last season: 10” when it was listed at 20 when everyone was drafting.

It’s made some pretty big changes to positional eligibility for some guys. In particular, Franmil Reyes went from just DH to now being OF eligible. Pretty ridiculous move by ESPN and this is from someone who owns Franmil in my ESPN league.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Here comes the pizza
3 months ago

They’re going back to the old system next year, so it seems like something got messed up and they’ve decided to just stick with it for this season. What a joke (and I own Franmil too).

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
3 months ago

Here is the link explaining. Key is at the end:

Eligibility criteria above is for the 2022 season. In 2023, Starting pitchers will need 5 games, Relief Pitchers will need 8 games, and batters will need 20 games at the position in 2022 to retain eligibility.”

https://support.espn.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000093592-Position-Eligiblity-#:~:text=In%202023%2C%20Starting%20pitchers%20will,in%202022%20to%20retain%20eligibility.

Here comes the pizza
Here comes the pizza
Reply to  lindorphins
3 months ago

That’s so bizarre. I first noticed it Sunday morning with Franmil but then our league group chat started blowing up as people were noticing that it happened with other guys too (Gleyber, Austin Riley, etc). What a joke. Don’t get why they wouldn’t just immediately switch it back if that’s the case.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Here comes the pizza
3 months ago

I’d say it’s unbelievable but it’s hard to put anything past the masterminds at ESPN.

Three Dong Night
Three Dong Night
3 months ago

6×6 OPS keeper league, Adell or Kwan?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Do you find it as amusing as me all these Kwan questions after three games hahaha

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Bases loaded triple hahaha fire!

Last edited 3 months ago by frankgrimes
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Glorious!
I have him in Razzslam and like four other leagues too.

Arod’s Frost
Arod’s Frost
3 months ago

Grey – is Flaherty droppable? Holding a few other guys on the IL (Acuna, Moncada, Sims) – could use an extra body.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

Grey,

I have a surplus of OF’s:

Y. Alvarez
M. Betts
C. Mullins
S. Ohtani
H. Ramos
B. Reynolds
L. Robert
J-Rod
E. Rosario
M. Trout
K. Tucker

Who do I drop?

Arod’s Frost
Arod’s Frost
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

Grey – is Flaherty a drop? Holding a few other ILs (Acuna, Sims, Moncada) and could use the extra spot.

Mczero
Mczero
3 months ago

Detmer or Javier Cristian.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 months ago

While we wait for Boyfred’s minions to build the robo umps, put the rectangle we see on the TV, on the scoreboard, for all to see, to call balls/strikes. I have watched as many games as possible and these umps blow, they are so bad ffs.

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
3 months ago

Added heliot Ramos but there are some decent guys available: Girchuk, Kwan, nimmo, Cano, Senzel, Jeremy Pena, Vaughn, Connor Joe, rowdy Tellez

Michael Balasis
Michael Balasis
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

My league doesn’t count walks ops obp or anything so I assume Vaughn is more valuable for his power hitting? Does he have noticeably more power than ramos?

Dustin Klavon
Dustin Klavon
3 months ago

Leading off player reviews with Fountain of Youth blurbs… the content that keeps me coming back every day :D

NL only league 12 teamer, I’ve got a glutton of P IMO: Cessa, Desclafani (great cost controlled contract), Pierce Johnson, C. McHugh (can’t get enough of this guy- shocked he was free again after losing his great contract from my AL only), Mikolas, Charlie Morton, Ranger Suarez (great cost controlled contract), Taijuan Walker, Woodruff (contract expires after this season and he must be released). Bench of Boxberger, Lucas Sims, Justin Steele, and a few spects along with Dustin May for $1 on my IR (I am contractually obligated to back any and all Dustins with as much possible gusto).

I’m always short hitting and full of P, even while adhering to (your) Grey philosophy of fading the very top P early in drafts/with the highest auction spend. Needless to say I’m a huge believer since it always works out this way despite me spending one of/the least capital on P. Too bad I’m pretty mid at evaluating hitters…

Sorry already getting long and I’m burying lede – I put all my P on the block and got offered Kris Bryant for Woodruff and $1 Luis Urias. Urias is starting for me despite being injured and I’ve also got Nootbaar and Victor Robles starting for me to give you an idea of my hitting depth (yuck) – on bench, Aquino, La Stella, Barrero.

I countered with Woodruff & La Stella for Kris Bryant. Sound good? Passed Trade Evaluator smell test at the least.

russowl
russowl
3 months ago

add Vaughn over kwan, b. Crawford, adolis, Torres, kirilloff, or hold

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 months ago

Tell Vin he can breathe now… Straw just stole a base!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
3 months ago

Haha. Obviously I won that trade!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
3 months ago

Oh you did as Kelenic sits tonight… after three whole games he must be tired.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
3 months ago

You had Peralta, Gausman and Musgrove in that order. Each will get their K’s. For a QS league and best ratios would you rearrange this order or keep the same?

Jose Masini Torres
Jose Masini Torres
3 months ago

I have two (maybe 3) slots to fill in a 12-team 5×5 redraft. My biggest needs are OF/Util depth and RP. The only catch is I have only 3 adds between now and Sunday. Which of these should I add? A.Frazier, C.Joe, J.Pena, Kwan, McNeil, Nimmo, Rainey, Sims

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
3 months ago

Hi Grey.

1. Need starting pitchers: would you waive Hyun Rhu and Mike Micholas to get Zack Davis, Jake Odorizzi or Bumgarden? Could waive both and then pick up 2 of these three.

2. Have Will Smith as catcher. Do I need a back up? Eric Hasse and Gary Sánchez are available. WhT would you do?

3. Have Jose Altuve as second baseman. I think I need a backup when he is not playing or Astros have an off day. Brad Miller. Mike Chavis and Jake Mayfield are available. To get these backups at second and catcher. I would then have to waive Trish Grashms and Robbie Grossman. What is your advice?

Thanks as always

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks for your prompt reply. Much appreciated.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 months ago

a. Despite team statements, McGee is NOT the SF closer (he came in the 7th, 8th, and 9th this weekend). Would you drop him for Bard?

b. On two teams, I have Ozuna (and Straw is on waivers). Should I claim Straw in either or both teams?
b1. On one team, Ozuna/Straw will start.
b2. On other, Ozuna/Straw is a bench bat (so Straw could start if SB need)

c. Cleveland Guardian note. I wouldn’t want Kwan since he could never be more than a 4020 guy this year. Or does he have power/speed I don’t know about?

RookieNookie
RookieNookie
3 months ago

Battle of the Rookies! Kwan or Pena for this week?

Acuna Machado Means No Worries
Acuna Machado Means No Worries
3 months ago

Hey Grey! We finally drafted in my 10 team, 6 keeper league this weekend.

C- S. Murphy
1b- Olson (K)
2b- Polanco
3b- Machado (K)
SS- Gleyber
CI- Alonso (K)
MI- Escobar
OF- Tucker (K)
OF- O’Neill
OF- L. Gurriel
OF- Mountcastle
Util- Adell
BN- Rosario
BN- Jesus Sanchez
BN- Jeremy Pena
IL- Acuna (K)

SP- Cole (K)
SP- Framber
SP- Houck
SP- Montas
SP- Matz
RP- Taylor Rogers
RP- McGee
RP- Soto
RP- Alcala
RP- Duffey
IL- deGrom
IL- Clevinger

Yes, clearly I’m reliant on multiple medical staffs, but other thoughts? I have 3 open roster spots with the IL guys.
SPs out there are Hendricks, Marquez, Plesac, Lodolo, Greene
RPs out there are Bard, Rainey, Castillo, Diekman
Thanks!

Acuna Machado Means No Worries
Acuna Machado Means No Worries
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Thanks!
Add Kwan or Ramos?
Add Lodolo or Greene?
Add Bard Rainey Castillo or Diekman? Drop Alcala or Duffey?

Phil
Phil
3 months ago

Pick 3 of the 5 ROS:

Skubal, J-Mont, Ynoa, Megill, Joe Ryan

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
3 months ago

Why isn’t that pimple Giolito on the IL yet?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
3 months ago

sir! I drafted 1 pitcher in the first 10 rounds and I am playing vs someone that drafted 5! Currently winning ERA and whip and am close on K and QS… definately good to draft pitching early! Im 5-0 on batting cuz duh right

thanks man

herschel
herschel
3 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. drop jesus sanches for kwan or heliot or hold?

thanks!

russowl
russowl
3 months ago

Add Vaughn over any of the following ?

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russowl
russowl
Reply to  russowl
3 months ago

In diff league would you rather have vaughn, Kwon or Abrams?

Saint
Saint
3 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Daily Redraft

Only bench bat:

Badoo or Vaughn

Thanks

Keeks
Keeks
3 months ago

Good morning. Monday morning.

Vaughn or Lowe in an OBP league?

Alfalfa Switzer
Alfalfa Switzer
3 months ago

Aloha Grey-
Dump Adell for Adolis or hold for now?
spanks for the mammaries

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 months ago

T. Rogers (SD) for Polanco (Minn)?

Are we holding Edman or looking on the wire for better options?

Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
3 months ago

I own marsh. Maddon continues to frustrate everyone. Are you still holding him in 12 teamers?

Maddons boy, Dave Martinez, is doing the same thing with Lane Thomas. It is early, but I’m not liking how the shituation is unfolding. Sat 2 of 4, hitting low in the order, etc. Robles and Hernandez and even dee Gordon being used. I’m lucky I have kwan. Should I be looking for other options as a reserve OF’s for either Thomas or Marsh?

Phil
Phil
3 months ago

Drop Gavin Lux for Kwan?

Billy Will Williamson III
Billy Will Williamson III
3 months ago

Grey,
Thanks for making Monday mornings worth waking up to! Hell, every week day morning really!!!
 
ROTO league 6×6 where QS count instead of W’s for pitchers. Of these 3, who’s the drop?
 
-Reid Detmers
-Nick Lodolo
-Jesus Luzardo

Cohen
Cohen
3 months ago

Drop Tork for Connor Joe or hold?

The discarded head of Ted Williams
3 months ago

Need some help with a team that had to be auto drafted. It came out ok, but I was left with a big hole at catcher and I gotta start two of em.

I have Y.Molina and C.Vasquez.

Not a lot available. I could just grab and start G.Monroe and get zero stats instead of zero stats and a bad average.

Or there is E.Haase, F.Mejia or T.Barnhart available. Drop either of my guys for them?

I hate two catcher leagues.

Cohen
Cohen
3 months ago

Grey, better streamer today?
Elieser Hernandez home vs Angels or Ynoa home vs Nats

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
3 months ago

Call me crazy, but I’m starting Nick Martinez in two deep 14 teamers today.

*crossing fingers*

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 months ago

Hey Grey! Story is going to be out again today due to non-COVID illness (traveling separate from the team) + no word on the 5 games they have rest of week. In a weekly league, would you sit him in lieu of Abrams (7 games, figure he plays at least 4/5) or roll with Story + trust that he’ll play 4-5 games this week?

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 months ago

BoSox fon’t play today.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
3 months ago

Grey,

1. In a S+H league I own Joe Barlow, Strider, Floro IL, Trivino, Robertson, and Steckenrider.

Diekman is available and so is Ottavino.

We have 74 total Drop Adds all season.

Would you drop any for him? I know you’ll probably say Trivino but isn’t it kind of early? I can hold too.

2. I’m pretty content everywhere, but would you pick up Mark Canha or Joey Wendle? My options are really CJ Abrams who I am not going to drop after 2 games and same with Jesus Sanchez? So just hold? Lol. I have Ian Anderson but I don’t want to drop him yet.

This is why I come to you guys for tough decisions.

Thank you!!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

Grey, I need a backup 2B. These are my choices:

J. Profar
N. Solak
A. Nola
J. Mayfield

WHo should I pick up?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

actually can you put them in order of preference?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Solak is on waivers. Wont clear until tonight? how much should I put in for him?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 months ago

$10? more? Less?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

minimum is 5

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

ok thanks as always

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

also i read at the very top that Giolito hit the IL yet no one (websites and MLB) else has it.

Steve
Steve
3 months ago

1. Do you like B Miller over Stott in 14T obp?

2. Matz looked awful in his first start. Do you like Wright better as lightning in a bottle, Strider as a someone that could love into the rotation or hold Matz for a couple more starts to see if the blister was the issue?

Thanks

Gary C
3 months ago

ESPN Points, Trade evaluation:

Juan Soto, Voit, Gonsolin

For

Vlad Guerrero, Luis Garcia, Kiriloff

Thanks!

The Gladiators
The Gladiators
3 months ago

Ahhhhh,……what to do with Adell…..Ahhhhh……

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  The Gladiators
3 months ago

Trade it in for a MAC.

Bleh
Bleh
3 months ago

Houston only with 5 games this week. Do you still roll with Pena (@ARI, @SEA), or sit him for one of Kirilloff (6, SEA, LAD, @BOS), Kelenic (7, HOU, @MIN, @CHW) or Canha (6, ARI, PHI)?

Primetime
Primetime
3 months ago

Grey, take a flyer on Ramos over Kluber who is a streamer? 10 team OBP shallow.

I mean there are guys like A Rosario. Available.

Stephenson
Freeman
Marte K
Arenado
Story
Teoscar
O’Neil
Suzuki
Mondesi

Vaughn
Torres
India
Addel

Bieber
Nola
Ray
Gilbert
Kopech

Skubul
Kluber
Wright (picked up today)
Houck
Jordan Montgomery
Greene H

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Primetime
3 months ago

Holy whiz wit prospectanator stats on that guy. Read today he’s compared to cesepdes.

Will
Will
3 months ago

My team has had 9 starts so far this season. Only one of which went 5 innings:

Stroman – 5IP, 1ER
Gray – 4IP, 4ER
Woodruff – 3.7IP, 7ER
Desclafani – 3.7IP, 2ER
Montgomery – 3.3IP, 3ER
Bumgarner 3IP, 1ER
Gonsolin – 3IP, 1ER
Anderson 2.7IP, 5ER
Urias 2IP, 3ER

You might guess that my team is last in pitching with that motley week one result (0 wins, 1 save, 8.21ERA, 2.08 WHIP, 27 Ks in 34IP).

Too soon to push the panic button?

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

They’re certainly throwing like it’s still spring training!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 months ago

Sit one por favor: C. Quantril VS SF (Disco), S. Gray @ BOS (Houck) M. Stroman @ COL, L. Gilbert @ CWS or H. Greene @ LAD (Urias)

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
3 months ago

Also would you add Matz over any of these SP?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
3 months ago

Matz over Stroman or sit Stroman @ COL?

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
3 months ago

Hey Grey,

M. Betts & T. Rogers (SD)
or
B. Witt jr & J. Cronenworth

Thanks!

KwanYa!
KwanYa!
3 months ago

Grey, your rankings have me dealing with a good kind of problem. I had Kwan, Vaughn and Canha all on my bench last week so wondering if any of the three should be slotted in this week instead of any of the following:
 
Kirilloff (6 games)
Kelenic (7 games)
Lourdes (7 games)
For What It’s Cronenworth (7 games)
Adolis Garcia (6 games)
Ketel Marte (5 games)