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Steven Kwan hit the IL with a hammy injury, which really, really sucks–Hold up! Guards are calling up Kyle Manzardo! Oh, boy, I feel my rap altar ego, B. Fire coming on!

Kyle Manzardo?!
Aw sookie! That hit tool ain’t bizardo!
Headed to the DQ for the Blizzardo!
The original DQ was owned by a guy named Sherb Noble,
Making your lactose-intolerant belly into Chernobyl!
Wonder if that’s where the word sherbet came from, could someone google, I don’t have any more minutes on my mobile!

Damn, Drake and Kendrick don’t want none of this! So, here’s what Itch’s said, “(Manzardo) played well after coming over from Tampa in exchange for Aaron Civale, slashing .256/.348/.590 with six home runs in 21 games. Had gotten caught in between a bit early in the season as he sought to maximize his power as a six-foot, 205 lb left handed hitter with no defensive versatility, but he found himself along the way and kept hitting in the Arizona Fall League. If I saw Grey, I’d keep hitting his head.” Okay, not cool. This preseason I had less kind things to say on Manzardo. Saying previously he’s a platoon Schanuel. Call him Nolan Schnooze. Would I grab him everywhere? Sure, why not? Maybe he comes up and hits. In Triple-A in 29 games, he did have 9 HRs and .303 with a 17.2% strikeout rate, so he might’ve unlocked something extra. Like Sherb Noble on the jimmies! Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Ben Lively – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.08. There’s so many pitchers, Exhibit 134. Lively’s peripherals aren’t backing up a 2.08 ERA, but they’re not exactly saying he’s totally fibbing. Just laughed to myself thinking about someone saying to their friends, “I picked up Lively because Grey said he’s not totally fibbing.” You just lost a friend there. Sorry about that! Lively looks more real than I thought he would (10 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 3.28 xFIP) and could see trying him in most mixed leagues for his next start.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (5). JoJo-Ram making a play to become the new Mr. H2H.

Josh Naylor – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Jo-Nay yay! (Said like Martin Lawrence.)

Javier Assad – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.66. He’s so good his last name feels like it’s beside the point. Javier’s great? Yeah, but Assad from that, he loves to groom dogs.

Jameson Taillon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.13. His numbers are begging for the Regression Fairies to rearrange his closet and rip apart his ratios.

Freddy Peralta – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (6 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.49. Alternating starts now is FreddyKBB and FreddyIneedanantacid.

Erick Fedde – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.46. The return of Fedde WAP!

Bryan Ramos – 1-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was called up. To make room, the White Sox IL’d the injured Mendick. Oh God! *crosses legs* Oh, it was just a back injury. Whew. So, Ramos looks promising for, I don’t know, 2026? He’s 22 and was hitting .182 in Double-A.

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .231. Before the start of game yesterday, Austin Martin was higher on the Player Rater than Eloy. Who? That’s the point.

Garrett Crochet – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.31. This start was vs. the Cards, who are in a battle with the White Sox for the worst hitting teams, and yesterday they were winning, uh, losing.

Dylan Carlson – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL. I pray for your fantasy team if you heard about Carlson returning and you got excited.

Clarke Schmidt – 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.50. Schmidt happens trying to change the connotations behind that phrase.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer. He raised his average almost 25 points since Thursday. That’s in three games. Well, two and three-quarters, because he was ejected on Saturday. Family can afford to take their kid to one game per year. It costs $500 all-in and it’s going to take tightening up elsewhere in the family budget, but the kid loves Aaron Judge and wants to see him. Then he gets ejected. Ump should be immediately fired (into the sun).

Nestor Cortes – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.72. As long as his BB/9 is 1.5, or anywhere under 2, it’s hard to imagine him not being worthwhile.

Casey Mize – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.98. I said move on after his previous start, not sure things are getting better.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 hits, zero walks, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.90. Gonna be wild next year when someone drafts Skubal in the top 12 overall.

Jared Jones – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.63. Every time the Rockies get a hit in an away game, their fans, if they had any, should act as the revelers do in Times Square at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s.

Oneil Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Are you telling me his career wasn’t over because he had a bad April? Wow, I heard different.

Sean Bouchard – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer. That’s exactly the kind of heads up Bud Black needs to get him out of the lineup.

Christian Scott – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, as he was called up. Pitcher Christian, you’re the one! Watched every pitch he threw and looked as good as advertised. Think it’s between him, Jared Jones and Skenes for best rookie pitcher, and Scott’s here now. Also, just gave you my Christian Scott fantasy. All Weeknd the title’s song was stuck in my head.

Ryan Pepiot – Day-to-day after taking a 107 MPH screamer off the leg. Pepiot will now wrap his leg in parchment paper with lemon and herbs.

Randy Arozarena – 1-for-5 and a slam (5) and legs (5), 2nd homer in three games, hitting .143. “Help me move the recycle bin to the curb, would ya? Don’t look at me like that, I put the body in the correct bin–Hold on! Randy moved! He’s alive!”

Jose Caballero – 0-for-2, 3 runs and his 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th steal. Rays stole six bags off the Mets. Sadly, it was off multiple catchers and pitchers, so hard to discern who was so awful here, but looks like it was mostly Luis Severino and Nido, i.e., stream SBs vs. them.

Trea Turner – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain from hustling. He thinks he’ll miss at least six weeks. Stupid freakin’ Treat Urner trying to urn treats!

Taijuan Walker – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.39 vs. Logan Webb – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.50. This matchup was billed as Webb/Walker, which is Peter Parker when he forgets his bus pass. High five! No? You’re right, that was awful.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .234. At least he’s been better than Freeman and Olson! (I think on Freeman, they’ve both been pretty close to meh.)

John Means – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks in his first start. Liked Means a lot before his injury. Living well above his Means, as they say in those posh British crime dramas you watch on BritBox as Mountcastle investigates. Means is not the most exciting pitcher; he’s not a borderline ace or anything, but he can be a usable back-end starter. Just about the Means.

Yennier Cano – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save on Saturday, as Craig Kimbrel (1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.55) got a hard-earned Hold.

Jordan Westburg – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .286. The ball went Northburg.

Anthony Santander – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer. Trade Santander to the Reds for Lodolo (5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.79) right now. Please I’m begging here!

Alexis Diaz – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.57. Kazaam! There’s no hell hot enough for the manager who brings a closer into a not save situation.

Dean Kremer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.57. Sonavabench! Should’ve trusted Kremerica Industries to produce a solid, unassuming start, even in Cincy.

Max Muncy – Didn’t start Sunday,  but hit his 6th, 7th, 8th homers on Saturday. Max is the Munciest!

Shohei Ohtani – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .364. Shooting my shot here: If Ohtani is looking for a new best friend who is a terrible gambler, I’m available.

Evan Phillips – Hit the IL with Grade 1 hamstring strain. Sounds super minor, which makes sense in Grade 1. Can grab Daniel Hudson; he should get the next two weeks of saves.

Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. And the Teoscar goes to…Teoscar. That seems rigged.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, .308. Lost 50 points in average since I told you to sell him, but what I’d really like to talk about is how Matt Olson stopped playing baseball after last year. I miss him. Anyone know what he’s up to?

Framber Valdez – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.97. Yeah, he’s totally fine. No concerns here! For those saying, oh, wow, you know now he sucks, but where were you in March? I was saying this since January.

Hunter Brown – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 8.89. With it being Kentucky Derby weekend, it would only be right the Astros’ Hot Brown pitched. Not hot as in good, but Hot Brown as in it looks like diarrhea on a plate.

Jon Singleton – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer this week. From a Hot Brown to a hot schmotato!

Cal Raleigh – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer, 2nd homer in as many games. Just googled Raleigh’s stats, and google asked, “Did you mean twerking of giant butts?”

Daniel Lynch IV – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, in his 1st start. Fun fact! When ranking Daniel Lynchs, it goes Daniel Lynch IV, Daniel Lynch II, Daniel Lynch III, Daniel Lynch V then Daniel Lynch I.

Wyatt Langford – Hit the IL with being a suck merchant. Excuse me a hamstring strain. Rangers said he’ll miss a month. So glad I only drafted him in one league. Dude was Tuffy Rhodes but in Spring Training! At least Tuffy did it in the majors!

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.50. He’s been so good this year, but Streamonator sees his next and says no way. Will finally get to see if you can go home again.

Ryan Jeffers – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .291. On the Player Rater, he’s the 5th best catcher. So, unless you’re in a 4-team league, I don’t know why he’s on your waivers.

Ceddanne Rafaela – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .202. Type of guy who I wouldn’t even wait for the official schmotato call or the pause to monocle. Like 7-11’s cylindrical hamburgers, just grab and go.

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .292. Getting stuffy in here, did someone shut the Buy Low window?

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .297. Type to hit one homer then go on a schmotato run.

Michael King – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 hits, zero walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.29. You heard of Kung Fu? This is Michael Fu King. He always be Fu King with us. Start him? He’s terrible. Bench him? He’s great. Streamonator says his next one will be awful, so where does that leave us? You gotta be Fu King kidding me, if you think I know.

Joe Musgrove – Hit the IL with triceps tendonitis. Damn, people wonder how I knew to avoid him. People say, “Can I get some of that crystal ball shizz you got?” Wish I could say I’m a witch, but it’s more because Musgrove had an arm injury last year. I know, crazy that was all it was. I think the wilder thing is others chose to ignore it.

Matt Waldron – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.82. Padres buy and trade like contenders and play like a .500 team.

Jackson Merrill – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .284. Now there’s a name I haven’t thought about in a while. If you bet any rookie named Jackson to win the ROY this year, don’t fear. Shota or Yamamoto could change their names.

Nick Gordon – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. Puts shizz in perspective when you see Nick Not-Strange-Gordon with four homers and Matt Olson with three homers.

Luis Arraez – 1-for-5, hitting .311. Luis Arraez could play on the moon and have the same value. Boost on runs on a better team? Sure. Is he really going to start hitting more homers? Well, yes, if he were traded to the moon. In San Diego? Meh.

Trevor Rogers – 2 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.15. This start was vs. the–oh, dear. The Marlins gave up 20 runs to the–oh my. The Marlins might need to smudge their clubhouse.

Vidal Brujan – 1-for-5, 1 RBI as he hit leadoff. With Arraez gone, I’m more interested in Brujan now. Oh, yeah, we’ve been down this road before. We cut through this road once a year it seems. Brujan has value! Woo hoo! Then you pick him up, and almost immediately want to drop him. He does have 40-steal speed, seems likely to play and is making incredible contact so far. Even William Buckley would be asking for more Vidal.

Luis Garcia Jr. – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (6), hitting .337. If a player like Garcia is on pace for 15/30 with a .300+ average, he should be rostered or you should be in a deeper league.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer. Cake Batter remembering to be more batter and less cake.

Alek Manoah – 4 IP, 6 ER as he was called up. Wow, who is this young call-up?! I must read all I can on him! So, it says here he caused people to pull their hair out and another article says one fantasy owner of Manoah last year tried to kidnap him just so he wouldn’t start anymore for his fantasy team. Seems like it would be easier to just remove him from his lineup. Let’s see what Manoah’s done in the minors this year…a 5.87 ERA with a 6.1 BB/9? Sounds promising! Higher the numbers the better, right? No? Who are you, Archimedes? You wearing a toga and doing math with an abacus? So, Manoah looked cooked, but that doesn’t make any sense, because if he were cooked, he’d be eating himself.

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Ferris
Ferris
1 month ago

James Wood or Nolan Jones?

Roto, NL-only, keep for 2 more years

SteveNZ
1 month ago

Ah well, guess I’ll have to keep Keller around for another start.

Elsewhere, is it safe to lose Julien in a 12er? Tyring to be patient but it’s been a pretty desperate 10 days or so…

Last edited 1 month ago by SteveNZ
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Alexis Diaz available. Drop Alvarado, McArthur, Seward or hold?

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

Rodon for CES. Which side wins?

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

I’m watching Simeon Woods-Richardson mow down the Mariners. He’s struck out 5 of 6 batters faced. Rising fastball with 2 strikes right out of the zone. Looks dominant! Too bad he’s on my bench in his two start week, but still, glad to have him in a dynasty league if this is what he’s capable of.

dshaw29464@gmail.com
1 month ago

Good read, Grey. Singleton or Amanda ROS?

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Amanda Hugginkiss!

dshaw29464@gmail.com
Reply to  [email protected]
1 month ago

My bad, Aranda (autocorrect)

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Which streamer do u prefer
Gil home vs Houston or
Stone home vs Miami?

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
1 month ago

In an RCL, I ran out of IL space for Kwan. Should I drop him or Yelich? I need RBIs more than Runs.

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
1 month ago

Looks like all the Phillies are urning treats!

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 month ago

Catcher question – Y. Diaz or Jeffers for a roto redraft?

prognation
prognation
1 month ago

Sources say Buzzed Bellinger may be coming off IL this series with SD. Leaning toward dropping Julien in my 10 team H2H points league. Other potential drop is Rooker but he’s been a schmotato. What say you?

bbboston
bbboston
1 month ago

Grey,

Jonny DeLuca:

  1. While coming up, stats say he’s a 5-tool prospect.
  2. Significantly amped up strength for functional, on-field power
  3. Personally sought out same swing consultant used by JD Martinez
  4. Extremely athletic.

Why no buzz on the guy? Your thoughts?

BBBOSTON
BBBOSTON
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

?. Maybe more than a bench bat? At least these few starts suggest TBR determing what they got in that trade…

DeLucq himself was very quick to point out in an interview that he’s focussed on hitting right handlers himself, and I think said his BA was actually better against them…. Feels like he intends to be Arozerena, not a platooned bat…. Time will tell of course.

SteveNZ
1 month ago

Somebody in the ol’ H2H dropped Bednar. Can’t blame them I suppose.

Still, the guy as one of the top closers coming into the season and has been solid his last couple of times out, so I grabbed him.

So I now have Bednar, Iglesias, Estevez and Finnegan as closers. If I was to lose one, Estevez is probably the odd man out, right?

Russowl
Russowl
1 month ago

Redraft ..how would you rank Manz,Tork, Gorman ?

Russowl
Russowl
1 month ago

Redraft. How wpikd you rank Manz, Rooker ,Luis Garcia ,Varsho

Herschel
Herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Steer and O’Neill too much to give up for Devers?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

There is a date in May when called up players cannot use 2024 as an arbitration year. Do you (or any other reader) know when it is this year?

I’m assuming my two dead roster guys (Skenes and Caminero) will come up a day or two later.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I think this wording sounds right. But the 2024 season is 187 days. So 171 days would imply a mid-April cutoff.This would be great for me, but I don’t think this is correct. Maybe the 171 day limit got changed.

I remember it got publicized with Kris Bryant (May-8. 2015), and I thnik it is typicaly mid/late May.

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 month ago

Trade skenes to get Chourio in a keep forever 12 team roto? Thanks!

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

Thanks

moses mashers
moses mashers
1 month ago

That Yankee kid should just be happy Judge isn’t on the IL yet

Jameson
Jameson
1 month ago

Might as well ask everyone lol: Was offered his Bichette and Jared Jones for my CJ Abrams……Rebuilding in a 20 team deep dynasty, I’d say though not by any means amazing my pitching is slightly better than my hitting, but Jones looks like an ace and Bo can’t be this bad forever. But dang, CJ is looking like a top 20 player, on the other hand.

?He’s come back with adding Brooks Lee to the deal in a 3 for 1. Hold or Go?

Scrappy
Scrappy
1 month ago

Manzardo or Busch?
5X roto
Thank you!

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Time to cut bait on Soler in 12team points? Could pick up Winkler, Carpenter, Young or hold.

Also, someone cut bait on Michael King. Do I toss away Littell for him?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Realized there’s a coors trip in Soler’s future so this question is more of a next monday situation.

But thanks!

Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Afternoon & Happy International No Diet Day! today you eat whatever the F you want!

I’m looking to fill up on a better bat and curious if you still got hungry eyes for Lourdes Gurriel or if you’d cut him out for one of the following:

  • Yandy Diaz
  • Nate Lowe
  • Jose Caballero
  • Brujan

Also, you cutting Loperfido to activate Manzardo?

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

well done & thank you!

Side note, how would you rate the above mentioned hitters for this week/ ROS?

I’ll hold Gurriel for a little longer, but I plan to flush (Hunter) Brown down to add a bench bat.

thanks again!

mattdips
mattdips
1 month ago

Drop Springer, Cast, and/or Duran for J Lowe, Pages? 10 team categories. Thanks Grey

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
1 month ago

Manzardo vs The Yandylion, Who do you like better ROS? Dynasty?

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

I’m in a 10 team H2H mixed redraft league.

I have two questions.  
1) Who do I drop to activate Buehler?
2) Who can I drop to pick up Oneil Cruz? (Someone dropped him before the weekend)

Roster:
C – Yainer Diaz (C,1B)
1B – Bryce Harper (1B)
2B – Isaac Paredes (1B, 2B, 3B)
3B – Spencer Steer (1B, 2B, 3B, OF)
SS – Corey Seager (SS)
OF – Jazz Chizholm Jr (OF)
OF – Adolis Garcia (OF)
OF – Taylor Ward (OF)
DH – Christopher Morel (2B, 3B, OF)
BENCH: Lourdes Gurriel Jr (OF)
BENCH: Gleyber Torres (2B)
BENCH: Jurickson Profar (OF) 

SP: Jack Flaherty
SP: Brady Singer
SP: Aaron Civale
SP: Sonny Gray
SP: Yusei Kikuchi
SP: Zac Gallen
SP: Reynaldo Lopez
SP: Ryan Pepiot
BENCH: Paul Skenes

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you sir!!!

matt
matt
1 month ago

who to drop for treinen in SV/HLD?

SP Castillo, Steele, Woo, C Sanchez, Crochet, Schmidt, Olson, Maeda, Assad, Gore
RP Kimbrell, Yates, Megill

Assad’s coming back to Earth hard, soon, right? or sit tight?

Sandman
Sandman
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up! I hope everything is well on your end.

In a 10-team, h2h, standard (5×5 – OBP instead of avg), redraft

C: O’Hoppe
1B: Harper
2B: Altuve
3B: Maikel Garcia
SS: Jackson Merrill
CI: Morel
MI: Gimenez
OF: Ozuna, Schwarber, Chourio, Adell
UTIL: Ohtani, Jacob Young
IL: Burger, Casas, Trout (All-Star squad IL)
NA: Caminero

1) I can shift things around with multiple players – do you like Thairo Estrada, Colton Cowser, Lourdes Gurriel over anyone?

2) Add Brandon Pfaadt over Houck, Bassitt or Crochet?

Thank you!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 month ago

In a 10-team roto, would you start Flaherty (@CLE), Heaney (@OAK), and/or Triston (vs. DET) today? To stream any/all of them, I would have to drop some combination of Severino (next start against ATL), Hicks (regression?), or Montgomery (did he miss Spring Training that much)?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 month ago

Can we play who’s the drop?

Luzardo, Falter, Lynn, Hicks

Rank the bottom two (from worst to slightly less bad, please).

Chucky
Chucky
1 month ago

3B/ CI conundrum? Which ONE sits? Maikel 7 games,K’Bryan 6 or Black 7?

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
1 month ago

$1000 H2H Pts Keeper League

$60 Corbin Carroll
$1 James McArthur

or

$100 Jose Altuve
$1 Jeff Hoffman
$1 Kutter Crawford

Thanks Grey!

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry, Prices bump $20 / year to $100 then $25 / year

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

Hello Grey! Excellent Monday summary yet again.

I have a “which to start” question for you in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS. I “need” to start 3 of these 4 guys:

Tyler Black
Lard Ass Gurriel
Nick Senzel
Jordan West of the Burg

Kinda a vacuum question, and hopefully one that you don’t need matchups for.

Thanks very much.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

And I had no idea Lard Ass was doing as poorly as he was over the last week or two. I wasn’t going to include him at first, but I am leaning towards benching him out of the 4 and starting the others in the various spots.

My team kinda blows, so it probably won’t help much, but oh well.

Thanks again Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ah, ok. Thanks much Grey.

Is he droppable in this same league?

TheGrinch
TheGrinch
1 month ago

Dump Jackson Holliday? I can keep 3 players (his price next year would be $3 averaged with whatever his auction value will be listed as next year). Tired of him eating up a bench spot.

Sorry, I’m sure you’ve been asked this dozens of times. Appreciate your articles and responses.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Hey, The Manz(ere)ardo is available. I think I will grab him.

Thanks very much Grey.

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
1 month ago

Hope you had a good weekend, Grey! I tried to lobby for a category to be added in my H2H league for MRIs, because I had 4 guys sent for MRIs on one day alone this weekend. I need to tidy up my IL because I’ve maxed out spots. Who doesn’t make the cut: L. Thomas, M. McLain, W. Langford, S. Kwan, P. Fairbanks. I’ve only got 4 IL spots for those 5 guys. Curious to see your input. Thanks Grey!

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

For a 12 team redraft league, Brandon Lowe is available and coming off IL. Would you consider dropping Nimmo for Lowe?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Fraley, Marsh, Black or E. Ruiz ROS?

ellis
ellis
1 month ago

Thank you for your awesomeness

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 month ago

1. Need to replace Turner. Luckily, I have the “good fortune” of having Bichette in my U slot, so I can move him to SS and pick up any hitter, without regard to position. Please rank top three from the long list below:

Josh Rojas
Josh Smith
Yas
Friedl
Chapman
Yandy D
Schanuel
Winker
Pages
Toro
Brujan
Manzardo
Kepler
Baty, Singleton
Bleday

2. Picked up Y. Cano – More saves next week, him or Estevez?

Thank you

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 month ago

If it happens… thoughts on starting Marlins pitching in MIA vs PHI? Ms Garrett and the Jesus Lizard particularly.

Kevin
Kevin
1 month ago

Hi Grey, thank you in advance. People just ask of you and sometimes may not realize how much you do every day. Would you trade Adell for Hoerner? Would you add something in it to sweeten it or straight up? I know Adell is stealing, but he has been caught as many times as he has sb’s and possible he will stop a bit and his BA/OPS will tank. For context my CF depth currently is Bellinger (coming back this week?), Roberts (coming back), right now I have to roll with a carousel of Adell, Wilyer, and Doyle until they return. I need sb’s (don’t need runs), but ideally don’t like single category players. But perhaps, it makes sense with the players I have coming back… Thank you.

Freedminds
Freedminds
1 month ago

I feel like the SF Giants don’t get enough press for how bad they are.

Top 10 in payroll with one of the worst offenses in the MLB

And I thought their GM was a think tank

Primetime
Primetime
1 month ago

Drop Detmers or Gore for either Estrada or L GArcia (wash)?

jtwhelan
jtwhelan
1 month ago

Grey
Would you trade Walker Buehler to move up to the top waiver spot to grab Christian Scott or Paul Skenes? If so, which of the two would you prioritize?
Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

1.I have Tyler Black at 3B with Ryan McMahon as back up. Would you pick up Tyler Nevin to drop one or hold.

2.I have TAD as my catcher until my regular catcher Sean Murphy comes of IL. TAD has been slumping. Would you pick up Elias Diaz who will be home for the next six days or Danny Jansen?

3.After the weekend, have you changed your thoughts on Zack Littell? Would you pick him up and waive Jon Gray? The next few starts are not good for either pitcher.Another option is Lively because his next start is at CWS? Could any of them come off the streamer classification?

Thanks!!!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

just clarify- pick up Lively against CWS. am i correct?

thanks!

jnienow
jnienow
1 month ago

Saves and holds for the rest of the year Ginkel or Treinen?

jnienow
jnienow
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
1 month ago

Couple q’s before line up lock;
Context: head to head, 5×5, ESPN, 12 team
1. Start 5 SP’s – currently have Skubal, Gilbert, Sonny Gray and Ober locked in. For my #5 I have Jared Jones (vs ChC).
Go with Jones or sub in Flaherty and his two step (@clev, vs Hou)?
Also have Reynaldo Lopez (vs Bos) but thinking he’s a distant 3rd choice in this case.
2. For utility this week,
-CES (3 vs Ariz, 3 @SF)
-Adell (3@Pitt, 4 vs KC)
-Chourio (3@KC, 4 vs SL)
-O’Hearn (2@Wash, 3 vs Ariz) 4 of 5 games facing right handed pitching
-Nevin (4 vs Tex, 3 @ Sea)
-Manzardo (3 vs Det, 4 @CWS)

Please rank top 3 from list above

Thanks

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, need to drop someone to pick up Manz
My pitching is strong, drop Reynaldo Lopez?
Thanks

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

I snagged Black right when I saw he was being brought up. SON has him only projected at 3 IP so his projections are -43.5 @PHI and vs. – 29.5 CIN.

In an NL-Only H2H with the following starts, would you go ahead and start him considering I already have several tough matchups for my staff from the following?

Steele – SD, @PIT
Sanchez – TOR
Reynaldo – BOS
King – LAD
Taillon – @PIT
Garrett – PHI (If activated this weekend)

Thank you!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Happy Monday.

  1. Pick up N. Lowe over Tyler Black?
  2. Estevez over Foley, Bednar, Finnegan?
  3. Top 2 on B. Marsh, Black, J. Beck, Fraley,

o’Hearn, Kepler, Castro or Josh Smith?

Thank you.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 month ago

what 1B should I roll with in 5×5 OBP instead of AVG
Manzardo, Canha or Yandy Diaz.

how would you rank India, Tyler Black, Garcia Jr and Senzel in the same format?

Sheesh having struggles! Thx for answering the questions.

Also thx for the funny times in the write ups.

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
1 month ago

Points league: Lodolo @ SF or JJones vs CHC?

Joe Shlabotnik
Joe Shlabotnik
1 month ago

better off hanging on to Skenes or grab G. Cole to stash (he just threw off a mound..)?
thank u

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
1 month ago

Who do you think ends the year with more saves Grey, Foley or McArthur ?

Lightning99
Lightning99
1 month ago

1. Pickup Christian Scott for J Mont or Kikuchi?

2. Should I add Manzardo drop any of Kerry Carpenter, Julien, or Chapman?

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

12tm pts scores IP Ks Whip HRs drop Langford for Christian Scott, Ashcraft, Lively, Stone moving forward or 2-start Allen (Det and @ Whit Sox)

southpaw004
southpaw004
1 month ago

Last place team is putting out feelers to trade Alonso in a 12tm OBP league. I’ve been cycling 1B ever since Casas went down but the rest of my offense has kept me atop our standings. Alonso owner says he’s not discounting his performance even though he’s ranked 440 in our player rating system. Would you have any interest in trying to swing a trade for Reynolds or Bregman or would you continue to ride the wave for better OBP performance?

southpaw004
southpaw004
Reply to  southpaw004
1 month ago

For reference, currently rostering Canha & picked up Manzardo. FA options include Nevin, Carlos Santana, O’Hearn, Connor Joe, Busch, Wade, etc.

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need help with a couple of lineup decisions. two of these guys:

keller – vs laa, vs chc
t mckenzie – vs det, @ cws
c scott – vs atl
taillon – @ pit

also, one of these guys:

cronenworth – 3 @ chc, 3 vs lad
o’neill – 2 @ atl, 3 vs was

thank you!

Joe Shlabotnik
Joe Shlabotnik
1 month ago

hey now- Pages or Burger?
tx

GoJays
GoJays
1 month ago

Grey, with Sewald coming back, would you sit Ginkel in favour of Hoffman? Seems both have an unclear role at the moment.

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

Hi Grey, I need SBs and average in a 12 team mixed keeper league. Does Rengifo keep getting the playing time to be a good target?

Is Masyn Winn a drop in a 12 team mixed keeper? He’s been meh.

In a vacuum, please rank Rengifo, Happ, Maysn Winn ROS.

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! Two quick follow ups. 1) Do you think Maysn Winn is droppable in a 12 team mixed?

2) Do you think Rengifo keeps getting consistent playing time?

Thank you.

Bad Mother Tucker
Bad Mother Tucker
1 month ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

You starting Flaherty @Cle? ($1.1)

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
1 month ago

Redraft, 12 team, standard 5 X 5. M. King available. Want him now over Darvish or Montgomery (rest of season)? Or hold, wait and see how their starts go this week? (Darvish 5/6 @ CHC, Montgomery 5/8 @ CIN, M. King 5/10 vs. LAD)

John Starks
John Starks
1 month ago

start gil vs houston?

RMNB8
RMNB8
1 month ago

kwan heading to IL, need to make room, ros 2 of 3 – .n.jones, friedl, or garcia jr. Thank you.

matt
matt
1 month ago

down to one bench bat with Yelich on the IL and it’s gleyber. toward the bottom of the league in SB but in 2nd

6×6 OPS SV/HLD

drop one of my 4 RPs for Mullins?

Kimbrell, Scott, Yates, Megill

Dark Knight
Dark Knight
1 month ago

Please let me be granted a healthy Jared Jones and Christian Scott for the next three years in a keeper league.

Now, Manzardo or Loperfido? Danny Jansen over Stephenson or O’Hoppe?

Great as always Grey. You are the best. Vidal and Buckley. Hilarious.

Thanks!

Butter Rum
Butter Rum
1 month ago

10 team standard 5×5 roto NL only league. Quality depth is showing itself in NL only; would you roll with Cutch this week or drop him and take a chance on D.Myers?

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

2 start Yu (cubs/dodgers) or 1 start Fried (Mets)
Thanks

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 month ago

Michael Busch or Jake Burger

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

Time to move on from Kenley Jansen in a SVHD league? He has 5 saves. I could go with Stanek, Schreiber, Austin Adams or Chapman.

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 month ago

Do you think Treiner will be in the mix for saves along with Hudson?

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Trainer or Joe Kelly in SVHD?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

In an NL only, who would you drop to activate Jake Burger—Josh Bell, Conforto, Jake McCarthy or Candelario?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks.

In that same league, where salaries go up $4 a year, and $260 to draft with and you can keep them forever, I have Jared Triolo $1 at 2b and nothing on the waiver wire. Would you trade him and Jared Jones $3 for Ozzie Albies $27? I love Jared Jones, but I’m playing for a fifth win in a row.

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

All first round picks in the final 21 RCL drafts (March 17-27)
showing where they currently rank on the Razzball Player Rater.

Current 1st Rnders ( Last Week )
1 Mookie Betts ( 1 )
3 Shohei Ohtani ( 6 )
7 Juan Soto ( 8 )
8 Bobby Witt Jr. ( 11 )
18 Kyle Tucker ( 12 )

22 Trea Turner ( 22 )
27 Ronald Acuna Jr. ( 52 )
28 Fernando Tatis Jr. ( 42 )
51 Marcus Semien ( 49 )
53 Jose Ramirez ( 16 )

70 Yordan Alvarez ( 34 )
71 Adley Rutschman ( 83 )
98 Freddie Freeman ( 81 )
102 Bryce Harper ( 95 )
123 Aaron Judge ( 122 )

180 Julio Rodriguez ( 143 )
280 Matt Olson ( 212 )
362 Corbin Carroll ( 313 )
720 Spencer Strider ( 583 )

GoJays
GoJays
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I’ve got Carroll, Olson and Turner in my league. It sounded pretty good at the time. Good times.

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
1 month ago

Rank these OFs in a 12 teamer…McCarthy, W.Benson, Nootbar.

patdaddy1985
patdaddy1985
1 month ago

Feeling out where you are on Scott? Under Ober?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Points league… Manzardo or Tyler Black?

Thanks again

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

The weekend saw 3 new pitchers earn a spot on the Best Fantasy Starts list, as well as Logan Gilbert making it for the second time. Jared Jones also recorded the second best fantasy start without a win.

20 John Means May 4 @CIN
34 Dean Kremer May 5 @CIN
53 Logan Gilbert May 4 @HOU
63 Jameson Taillon May 4 vs MIL

Top winless fantasy starts:

Jack Flaherty April 30 vs STL 6.67 IP 1 ER/3 BR/14 K
Jared Jones May 4 vs COL 7 IP 1 ER/1 BR/10 K

Max Fried has a top 5 start and also a bottom 5:

5 April 23 vs MIA 9 IP 0 ER/3 BR/6 K

1032 March 30 @PHI 0.67 IP 3 ER/5 BR/1 K

P K
P K
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

Does a pitcher have to get the Win in order to make the Top 100 Starts list? Was that always the case? I feel like we used to count all starts, regardless of the Win or not. I know the Win adds to the value of their performance, but is it really weighted that much?

I ask because I own Jared Jones, and was surprised that his gem didn’t make the list. Seems silly to omit amazing performances just because they didn’t get the Win. I just don’t see the argument that a 7IP, 0ER, 1 Hit, 0BB, 10K performance somehow wasn’t one of the best 100 starts just a month into the season.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 month ago

Great work Grey!

16-team h2h weekly points league…redraft

I have MJ Melendez at C but got offered Yanier Diaz for my K. Harrison. What do you think?

My other SPs are Kirby, Gilbert, Luzardo(IL), Bobby Miller(IL), Flaherty, Stone

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I will. thank you