“Salvation is a last-minute business, boy.” — Hunter Renfroe (2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer) looking at my fantasy team that is hurting for offense.

“Women are such durn fools.” — Enrique Hernandez (2-for-3 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games). Hot schmotato alert!

“You know, when you’re little, you have more endurance than God is ever to grant you again. Children are man at his strongest. They abide.” — Bobby Dalbec (2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer). He’s the type to get hot in a snap of the fingers, so if you need power, I could see grabbing him immediately.

“A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit. Neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” — Alex Cora as he fits the Red Sox for buzzers. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Garrett Richards – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.96. Since the umps are checking Richards’s hat and glove, he should put some Spider Tack on his foot and hacky-sacky the ball to the plate. Can’t be much worse.

Kelvin Gutierrez – Designated for assignment. That assignment is to come up with a quick email to send to 29 other teams on why they should be in the Kelvin Gutierrez business.

Emmanuel Rivera – 2-for-4 as he was called up, and started at third base. First, can we just be so thankful Emmanuel got out of that fire with the help of George Papadopolis –*intern whispers in ear*–I’m confusing 80s TV with real life? Hmm, okay. So Emmanuel is not a tiny person, get that out of your head right now. By the by, “Get that out of your head right now” has been in my head for ten years, and all I hear if Gordon Ramsay saying it. Rivera hit 14 HRs, .282 in 44 Triple-A games, but, prior to this year, people would’ve said he’s a contact guy first. I’m intrigued, y’all! But I’m only monocle’ing him, outside of AL-Only.

Michael A. Taylor – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. For the last few short schedule days, I’ve been batty calling M.A.T., and after getting nothing from him, well, you know where this is going. I didn’t last night.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. After a solid April and May, Carlos Santana was oye como bleh in June, but maybe this is the start of something.

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer. Every player who wants to get traded in July, I picture in June like Santa’s Little Helper trying to get attention. Whit Merrifield just tiptoeing on his hind legs past the TV.

Danny Duffy – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.44. For Duffy, the whole ‘pitching while not having a working arm’ is going about as swimmingly as Natalie Wood.

Josh Naylor – Ended up with a fracture and dislocation of the ankle. I’d put his timetable for return around November, so if the Indians get into a marathon game that goes about fifteen-hundred innings, and lasts two months, delaying the end of the season, he might return this year.

Franmil Reyes – Will play three more rehab games, and the Indians hope he’s back by Saturday. Um, I’m sorry, but what’s this, two weeks of rehab games? The $54 Vending Machine Steak needs two rehab at-bats and a pat on the fanny. Let’s go!

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .264. I’m so so sorry I didn’t lower Jo-Ram’s ranking when Lindor was traded. Everyone told me to, and it’s incredible how badly Jo-Ram’s value plummeted and Lindor’s value skyrocketed.

Matt Manning – 3 2/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 8.16. Even if Bad Bad Brad Brach the baddest man in the whole damn league doesn’t get one save, I dropped Manning for him, so he’s saved my soul. Thank you, Bad Bad Brad Brach.

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer. Elias Sport Bureau said the Friends reunion was over quicker than Miggy’s home run trot.

Robbie Grossman – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .226. Grossman is no longer the Tigers’ leadoff man. He’s now *trying to not laugh* their three-hole hitter.

Kyle Schwarber– 3-for-5, and his 23rd and 24th homer, and his 14th and 15th homer in the last 17 games. Remember when Sammy Sosa hit 20 homers in June of ’98? Yeah, well, let me introduce you to Slammin’ Kyle Schwarber!

Gerardo Parra – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Parra is back on the Nats? Does he know Baby Shark has been deemed torture via the Geneva Conventions?

Trea Turner – 2-for-5 and his 13th homer. Juan Soto watched the Nats’ homers so we know he knows home runs exist. Just super happy Juan Soto’s taking launch angle lessons from Yandy Diaz.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. Albombso!

Paolo Espino – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (zero walks), 3 Ks, ERA at 2.02. From the worst character on the TV show, Lost, to a 34-year-old washout making good, say hello to Paolo, which sounds like a 1950s song about a pool boy who’s sleeping with the singer’s wife. Say hello to Paolo, when he’s a-comin’, I’m always a-leavin’, that’s so a-weird-o… As for Espino, there’s nothing here, even with Streamonator.

Colin Moran – Left yesterday’s game after being hit on the wrist. On June 6th, he had a groin injury. On June 9th, he was hit on the hand and missed games. On June 13th, he had lower back tightness and missed games. On June 28th, hit on the wrist. Colin Moran is why my premiums keep going up.

Spencer Howard – 2 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 5.82. Kinda irrelevant for fantasy (like some of this other stuff isn’t — ha!), but what are the Phils doing with Howard? Are they trying to ruin his arm? Are they trying to stretch him out by having him throw less pitches each time out? Dubya tee eff, Phils.

Alec Bohm – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th steal, hitting .240. I told you Bohm hadn’t retired after last season, you silly goose!

Joey Votto – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer, hitting .241. He gets so much hype, and he’s on pace for 20 homers. Juan Soto is on pace for 19 homers. Haha, put me out of my misery!

Nick Castellanos – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 7 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .347. The Greek God Of Hard Contact has established himself as a top 15 player in the majors, and number one for guys with mustachioed mothers.

Ian Happ – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Nice, Happ finally does something this year and it’s against the pitcher who have on more teams than anyone. Appreciate it! It being an ulcer.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.98. Hendfixed–Kidding, not doing that anymore. I don’t know what’s going on with Hendricks, but he gives up so many homers. Oh, Boydian.

Freddy Peralta – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 2.17. He gave up two quick runs in the 1st inning, and, in previous years, he would’ve came unraveled, but FreddyKBB has alligator blood.

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer. You think Yelich ever watches Garcia and just sighs? Thinking, “I used to be able to hit homers, but at least I have a hot mom.” Little does he know, Avisail is prolly sleeping with Yelich’s mom.

Keston Hiura – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games, and third homer in the last four games, and, yes, 100% grab him right now in every league.

Willy Adames – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games. I like Adames, but, beyond that, sometimes whole teams just heat up, and the Brewers’ lineup was long overdue.

Ryan Mountcastle – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .269. Mountcastle, the British seaside detective drama, has had a great month of June (~.350, 9 HRs). So much better than Mt. Castle, the LLC that sells inflatable bouncy castles out of a garage, that struggled in April and May.

Austin Hays – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and has a six-game hitting streak. If someone has a streak in their hair, it’s a different shade. A Hazy Shade of Winter was written by Simon & Garfunkel, and Simon would throw shade at Garfunkel, and Garfunkel needed shade for his bald head, but without it, Garfunkel’s head would turn sunburn, which is orange, and Austin Hays’s head shade in his hat is orange. Coincidence? C’mon, there’s no such thing.

Paul Fry – 1 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.68. Hey, serious question, has any middle relievers been made closers this year and had it work out?

Ketel Marte – Hit the IL with a left hamstring strain. He missed six weeks earlier this year with a strained right hamstring. After an exhaustive search on WebMD, I can confidently conclude there’s no middle hamstring, so Marte should be fine in another month.

Josh Rojas – 2-for-5 and his 10th homer, hitting .263. Kole Calhoun is returning soon, and Rojas will see everyday playing time. Josh will play too.

Paul DeJong – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .171. Colonel Mustard in the dry cleaners with a hanger!

Corey Seager – His rehab assignment has been indefinitely postponed. Has been sidelined for six weeks, and still can’t feel his hand when hits. As a macho person who has felt the sting of hitting a baseball in a 40 MPH batting cage, is not feeling the baseball so bad?

Mookie Betts – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer. Mookie Best! (Though, he’s been like Mookie 120th Best this year.)

Max Muncy – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer. Everything about Muncy’s peripherals makes me think he’s more of a .270 hitter now vs. the .240 one he was coming into this year. Solid, sustainable adjustments were made.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.59.

LaMonte Wade Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Hot schmotato alert!

Brandon Crawford – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer. My kingdom of Juan Sotos to trade them for Brandon Crawford.

Wilmer Flores – 4-for-4, hitting .269. He was a schmotato last week, and Wilmer’s still going, for crying out loud!

Gio Urshela – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer. Just had a thought, what if Ohtani played for the Yankees? You thought the hype was crazy now. Ohtani would have a town named after him in Jersey. Goodbye, Ho-Ho-Kus, hello Oh-Oh-Ohtani.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-3 and his 14th homer, hitting .268. “If you need one more, Giancarlo, we could make it .269.” That’s what I wrote on a greeting card I put on Giancarlo’s pillow as I was disguised as a hotel maid.

Juan Lagares – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Someone tell Maddon about Jo Adell. I’m begging here.

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-5 and his 26th homer. Already started working on the top 100 for the 2nd half, which I will post on the Patreon, before putting it up here during the All-Star break, and, when ranking Ohtani, I was basically like, “Okay, how do I number this if I put him above the number one slot?”

Dylan Bundy – 1 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 6.78. But left the game early when he started throwing up on the mound. Adrian Houser vomited so Dylan Bundy could ralph. That’ll be the last time Bundy tries to hide Spider Tack in his dip. Ya know, when I saw him vomiting, I thought, “Finally, Bundy knows what it’s like to own him in fantasy.”

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letsgobravos
letsgobravos
1 year ago

2 more homers for Ohtani tonight. Absolutely unreal.

Thurman
Thurman
1 year ago

got offered trevor rogers and grichuk for snell and adolis in my 12 team mixed daily h2h. take it or nah.

i hate blake snell more than anyone who has ever lived at this point so i guess mainly is adolis going to hang on all year or would this be selling high

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Would you take Yonathan Daza off waivers and cut Manuel Margot? I am in a points leagues and you lose a point for each K.

Thanks!!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
1 year ago

Giolito has one K hahaha

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

DOH! Had one… haha

Jefe
Jefe
1 year ago

Chapman is on fire right now. Do you expect him to keep the momentum? If so, do you prefer him for Ke’Bryan Hayes ROS?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Which two would want most in return for Mahle?

Teoscar, Mullins, Marte

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Alex
1 year ago

Add Grisham to that list.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Fair to say that Matt Chapman is over that hip issue and living up to that Grey hype train from 2020

Josh O.
Josh O.
1 year ago

@Grey: 12 team 5×5, offered Ohtani (DH) and Loaisiga, who I would drop, for Olson and Barnes. Trade analyzer says take it. Ohtani make me a little nervous as I feel he is injury prone, but seems like a good deal. What say you?

Josh O
Josh O
Reply to  Josh O.
1 year ago

This is a redraft league, btw.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. best IL stash? upton, hoerner, robert, kluber or sims? thanks!

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

that’s some dirty ass shit to wait that long on a postponement CLE. boooo. go out and forget water while losing your map in the
G.O.D. desert.

Los locos
Los locos
1 year ago

Romano or Reyes ROS or not worth trading for? It will cost a pick

speill
speill
1 year ago

8 team keeper league. My Story $19 and Gibson $5 for his Semien $5 and deGrom $29. I understand deGrom is basically a ros rental. Not keeping him and if Story gets traded then his stock goes down. Semien possibly a good keeper in that Toronto lineup. What are your thoughts Grey? Thanks.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

16 teamer with OPS, slugging, total bases, hits, OBP over AVG, steals % added 16 team roto. drop jeffers or happ here for jesus sanchez, recently dropped?
C realmuto
1B freeman
2B wong
SS j.polanco (2B)
3B son of donald
CI riley (3B/LF)
MI berti (everything but C/1B/LF)
LF schwarber
CF springer (RF)
RF soto (LF)
OF grisham (all OF)
util (3): renfroe (LF/RF), jeffers (C), happ (2B/3B/LF/CF)
BN moran (1-3B)
DL: hoerner, villar, bader
NA (2): brujan, j-rod

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Who should I keep on roster. Conforto or Blackmon?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

conforto

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Crawford vs Buehler
Or
Edman vs Caleb Smith

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Heard a broadcaster say “the Yankees were literally rolling the dice on Taillon and Kluber.” What kind of weird craps games are the Yankees running? Talk about betting all the hard ways.

Can we do something about “literally” now? It’s used as its own opposite 99% of the time. I’ve started a one man campaign to counterbalance the misuse of “literally” by misusing “figuratively” in an equal and opposite manner.

If I’m doing the dishes and I hear someone say, “Is anybody going to do the dishes?” I’ll holler back, “I am figuratively doing them right now!”

My household is not happy with me.

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
1 year ago

Exciting call-up from the brew crew – Aaron Ashby. I see him as a 2018 Freddy Peralta . Probably a total roofie this year, but will be someone to key in on next year. Nevertheless, I’m stoked to see what he has on Wed.

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago
Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! I collect a little – just singles off of eBay (Luis Urias is my main modern target). I was way into cards as a kid, so this is fun to get back into. The Mantle will go from anywhere from $100ish to $1000 depending on condition. I can probably spend up to $300 w/out getting a threat of a divorce :)

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah – could be! I teach 3 classes next fall and have a 2-year old so can’t commit a ton of energy, but it is a fun hobby – I mainly collect vintage, so learning a bit about old players is what I’m into.
I just missed out on a 1953 Satchell Paige last night.

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah – that’s the platform I use. No local card store in Bloomington.
I bought a bunch of Keston a year or so ago – and searched for listing that spelled his last name “Hiura” rather than the correct “Hiura”. Got some nice ones on the cheap.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Mrs. Featherbottom
1 year ago

Hiura and Hiura are the same spelling.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

itch seemingly could do this or be one of the guys doing it.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Is that good?

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Better than a meth habit or a nun’s hat!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

I picked up Stammen to replace Luca Sims, and now SD is using him as a starter vs Cin.
Dubya Tee Eff.
Gotta sit him, right?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grab a couple of Ks, right?

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Grey,

Who you want the ROS

Kris Bryant, Teoscar or croneworth ? Who’s helps my team the most?

Smith
Freeman
Schoop
Arenado
Story
Bellinger
Garcia A
Arozarena
Stanton

Bench
Mountcastle
Polanco j
Chapman m
Villar IR
Mondesi IR
Haniger

Pitching
Ray
Nola
Berrios
Mandea
Urias
Hand
Romano

Stripling
Patino
Gore

Bieber IR
Glasnow IR

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

Old friend Dylan Moore worth holding on to for the SBs if he isn’t producing much else? Think he’s worth hanging onto to see if he turns it around or ok to let go?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Waffle Iron Day (fwiw, you can “waffle” just about anything)!

Got an alert about Shane Baz and he’s one of most added players in Yahoo… what’s the deal on him and is he worth an add now? or more of a wait & see?

thanks

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

crazy how time flies!

and I can make room for Baz, any idea when he gets the call?

thanks as always!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Zach Plesac is a walking PSA to make sure there’s no furniture or obstacles around you when taking your shirt off. He confirmed he fractured his thumb by accidentally hitting a chair while taking his jersey off

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

not everybody has the balls to admit when they got mad playing video games like jesus luzardo (who’s now looking like he entirely ruined his season from having done that). or strasburg and his carpel tunnel last year. or price 2 years (?) ago.

florida jack
florida jack
1 year ago

always great to read every morning, hope all is well.

H2H pts , keep forever

i have brandon lowe, lourdes, laureano, arozarena, tyler o’neil

replace with any of these?

tapia, teoscar, moncada ,schwarber, mountcastle

thanks

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 year ago

12 team roto 5×5 with OBP. Need SB and OBP.

Drop any of Tyler O’Neill, Jesus Sanchez, Bobby Bradley, Eugenio Suarez

for

Flores, Straw, Duggar, Berti?

Thanks in advance.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Could also drop Brujan and/or Duran. (One NA slot)

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
1 year ago

How do you know about Ho-Ho-Kus? Haha that’s an NJ deep dive

jdred5
jdred5
1 year ago

With Snell scratched from his start, he no longer has 2 starts this week. I could:
1) Still start Snell thinking that he will get 1 start either @CIN or @PHI
2) Start Rich Hill @WAS
No other options since the rest of my roster has locked. 12 team 5×5.
Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Foul!!!

Padres pulled a pitching change. Now a Righty is throwing and Aquino is out of the lineup. He’s listed as DTD. What kind of chicanery is this?

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Is the fantasy catcher not unlike a part of your car that you just ignore because it’s not that important and will never lead to the car dying, but that, in reality, it’s slightly hindering the overall performance and could simply be upgraded on the cheap?

That’s where I’m at. So the catcher question is: Grandal, Stassi or Zunino?

Thanks!

Gregarious
Gregarious
1 year ago

Grey…you picked Bellinger side in a Bellinger/Lynn/Mountcastle for Trout/Teoscar deal…what if i replaced Lynn with Luis Garcia or Pablo Lopez? Having Trout for 1/3 of the season is so tempting…

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Is it time to bench Chazz even when at home? Let’s face it, He has been awful. While all of his hr (4) that’s right FOUR have come at coors, his ops is actually higher on the road this year. Hittertron loves just about everyone at coors but how much longer can it continue loving Chazz? I plan to start lourdes g today over him and LG hasn’t been great either. What do you think?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

I’m kicking myself for missing out on offensive boosts like Schoop and Schwarber in a 12 team H2H QS and W. Without big production from Rendon, Mondesi, Abreu, I’m struggling.

Mahle and Haniger for Betts?
Mahle and Haniger for Castellanos?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

How about Mahle and Arozarena for either?

Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Start or sit Taillon vs. LAA? Leaning towards sitting.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Would you drop Baddoo for Hays as a rotating OF spot? H2H with OBP. Can really use HRs and RBIs.

Thanks

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Bobby Mitchum!

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Two quick trade questions in a 12-team, H2H, OPS keeper league where each team can keep up to four players:

Lindor+Riley for JoRam

Muncy+Hayes for Story

Which sides you got? Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. In the same format, would you prefer Winker or Yelich at this point?

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
1 year ago

Sorry, could you also add Soto to that list of OFs and rank the three? Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Stat Man
Stat Man
1 year ago

How long should Soto holders wait to move him? He still has near a 54% GB rate and 4.5 LA and we’re halfway through the season. Power just isn’t there.

Would you trade him for any of the following:

Schwarber
JD Martinez
Carlos Correa

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

Grey!

Grrrreat writeup as usual. I have a conspiracy theory about Ketel (starts wrapping head with aluminum foil)… The Diamondbacks knew his leg was about to pop, but they didn’t want to trade their last (only) bit of talent, so they kept sending him back out there (wrapping intensifies). Now, they keep Ketel for another season (maybe) and cry together (runs out of foil).

This Hiura guy seems pretty ok. My drop options are somewhat limited though… Would you drop in a 10 team 5×5 cat league:

Tapia
Stripling – would leave me a bit bare in the starting pitching dept.
Swanson
Donaldson
Stassi (meaning I would be catcherless)

I am also ok with running with what I have if you think that’s the play…
Thank ya!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Seeing this avatar reminds me is what we do in shadows having another season?

I know it’s not Collin but he looks a lot like him hahah

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Not yet. Is it better than the show?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

HA

Yankee Clipper
Yankee Clipper
Reply to  FrankGrimes
1 year ago

The movie is very good. The TV show is better. The third season starts in September. One of the funniest comedies in many years.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The movie is much better IMHO.

Yankee Clipper
Yankee Clipper
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Third season starts in September. One of the best comedy series I have seen in many years.

Bobby
Bobby
1 year ago

Have India at 2B, but looking to upgrade. Would you trade away Flaherty to get Chris Taylor & Luis Castillo?

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Two Parter

Bench one today (points league)

Pham @ CIN (Santillian)
Donaldson @ CWS (Giolitto)
Lourdes vs SEA (Flexen)
Renfroe vs KC (Keller)

Need one OF (5 x 5 H2H No Specific needs)

Hays
Kirilloff
Baddoo
Kike
Kemp
Daz Cameron
Wade Jr.

Clubber
Clubber
1 year ago

Will today be the day …Grey? At 6:05 tonight will Yordan Alverez jog out to Left Field for the 10th time this season? Those of us with inquiring minds and Alverez/Ohtani want to know. Like Red said in Shawshank ‘Time draws out like a blade’

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It does say Yordan in LF tonight.

Clubber
Clubber
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yes!!! . Alvarez ….. Pause…. Alvarez will be butchering the baseball in left tonight… Now I want him nice and safe playing real DH for the Astros for the rest of the year!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Clubber
1 year ago

we need him to keep LF for next year, just 5 of them would be great. hey NYY same thing on stanton (he’s still a better fielder than judge ever was anyway). if we’re being greedy, hey LAA same thing on otani (otani might be RF when he’s done it, it was at least once, can’t remember which OF slot it was).

Clubber
Clubber
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

Yep Otani has been stuck on 4RF 1LF for a month (It feels like forever).

Omar
Omar
1 year ago

OPS weekly cats. Pick one:

Renfroe, Cron, Upton, Harold Ramirez

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
1 year ago

Grey, 10T 5×5 Category Keeper League

Drop T. France or for N. Hoerner?

Drop Upton to add B. Bradley?

Looking for ROS and next year potential keepers.

Thanks buddy.

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Bigdadyb58
1 year ago

For perspective my batters are:

C- S. Murphy
1B- M. Olsen
2B- C. Taylor
SS- F. Lindor
3B-A. Riley
1B/3B- P. Alonso
2B/SS- E. Suarez
OF- R. Arozarena
OF- R. Laureano
OF- A. Garcia
OF. J. Sanchez
UTL. Y. Alvarez

Bench- Mondesi (IL), Upton (IL), N. Hoerner and J. Duran
IL- E. Jiminez

PS How does my batters look?

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Bigdadyb58
1 year ago

Sorry…add France as a bench bat…maybe I left him out on purpose…hahaha

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I see tor traded for Dickerson. How do you see this playing out for gurriel who hasn’t exactly been lighting up the stat sheet? Springer is back now too. Gurriel qualifies at 2b/of. Been using him at 2b while moose has been out which I fear may be much longer since he has been on the IL forever already. Luckily I have a few other options at 2b but they are dinged up now too. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok. I missed that he hasn’t been on my radar. Thanks

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

11 team with ops the extra caterogy.

C Stassi
1b Vlad
2b Schoop
SS Tatis
3b Machado
CI Alonso
MI Lindor
OF Acuna
OF Bellinger
OF Conforto
OF Schwarber
OF Kiriloff
Util Wander
B Baez.

I’m 3rd in runs
1st in hr’s by 18 hr’s,
1st in rbi by 29 rbi’s.
2nd in steals (trail first by 16 and have 16 steal lead over 3rd)
1st in OPS
9th in average.

Struggling to move Baez with Wander up now, Based on my team can you rank Springer, S Marte, Grisham

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Should I have any concerns about springer’s health? I feel like i’m hesitant on him because of that?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Cincinnati faces Blake Snell (L) today. You know what to do!

MIke
MIke
1 year ago

Would you trade Adolis Garcia and Kelenic for Juan Soto. Keeper league – Kelenic and Garcia will be $6 next year, and Soto will be $31.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Unlimited keepers, 11 team, escalators of $5/$10/$15 each year for three years. 5×5.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

I cannot figure out a solution at 2B. I now have Wendle and Lourdes but Hoerner is available. Which of those two would you drop for Hoerner? I’m leaning towards Wendle.

Chud
Chud
Reply to  Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Dynasty trade for 5×5 roto:

I give Betts/Marco Luciano

I get AJudge/Wander Franco

Thanks!

Cuna
Cuna
1 year ago

Meadows or Schwarber ros?

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 year ago

I need help with ERA and WHIP pitchers available
Cease McClanahan Skubal and Ordorizzi
pick 1

ERad
ERad
1 year ago

Mulling over a possible trade here – currently in first in our 10 team H2H league by 13.5 games, 3rd place is 18 games out – so thanks to your sexy (no homo) advice, the squad is doing quite well.

Offer on the table is my Freddy Peralta (18th round) and Luke Voit (11th round) for his Bo Bichette (can’t be kept) – this is a keep forever league.

I have such an infatuation with FreddyKBB – and especially at that value forever, it’s hard to part with – you see him being a top 20 pitcher for the next 5 years?

My staff currently:

Shane Bieber (IL)
Freddy Peralta
Julio Urias
Pablo Lopez
Tyler Mahle
Zach Eflin
Alek Manoah
—-
(streamers rostered as of now)
Ross Stripling
Adam Waino
Patrick Sandoval

I always like to go for it – but I don’t know – I feel like I can win the league without Bo and Freddy is my boy, yanno? But then there’s Bo and his sweet locks.

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I know I know

You see Peralta as a top 20 arm next year?

ERad
ERad
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gracias good sir

Gary Copley
1 year ago

ESPN points, ROS only

Would you trade:

1- Hoskins for Alcantara (backfill would be Hosmer, Urshela, etc.)
2- Tim Anderson for Alcantara (backfill is Swanson)

Thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Great post Grey!

points league… Hiura or Brujan?

thanks

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

Is T.Mahle a spin-rate decliner that is a possible sell-high before a few short start blow-ups?
He seems to be a guy having a tough time going more than 5 innings…and with that Reds bully, not many W’s to be had there.

BAC
BAC
1 year ago

11 team 5×5 OBP.

Freaking Hiura. I had him through his two shitty periods then I didn’t drop Cron for him yesterday and now he’s scooped. He will now go 20/20 the rest of the year.

Team is doing well but I would like another pitcher.
Gallo or Alcantara. Which side? He wants Gallo but Gallo is actually a top 25 player in OBP leagues right now so this feels a little rich.

BAC
BAC
Reply to  BAC
1 year ago

One more to add. same league.
Gallo for F. Peralta. I assume Peralta but wanted to check.

Peter guigli
1 year ago

On April 26. I trade Tatis and Bohm for Lindor and Bergman. I thought I rob the other owner. It’s hard to watch.

Peter guigli
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I believe at the time I won So didn’t 3 writers on razzball. It was after his shoulder injury. But I agree with ALL the writers on you site. If I could predict the future I be a day trader on Wall Street instead of a fantasy baseball junkie. Please confirm at the time I made the trade it was in my best interest. Got some really good stock tips for you if you need. London bridge is selling at an all time low.

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
1 year ago

12 team roto mixer…rank these SP free agents in my league:
Stripling, E-Rod, Odorizzi, Cobb, Smyly

nickyk13
nickyk13
1 year ago

Fantasy Master Lothario,

Do I have your approval to stream Caleb Smith @STL? 12 team mixed QS league. I’m behind IP pace by about 30 IP… nothing too crazy.

Doh-zier
Doh-zier
1 year ago

Any reason to hold Dozier still in deeper keeper leagues? Any reason to be optimistic for second half productivity?

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN Points, ROS, Utility Spot…Please rank top 3

Swanson
Huira
Brandon Lowe
Hosmer
Urshela
Amed Rosario
Avasail Garcia

Thanks, appreciate it

hot corner
hot corner
1 year ago

I love it. I grew up right next to Ho-Ho-Kus.

Seth Freedland
Seth Freedland
1 year ago

What week would you trade Trevor Rogers to get maximum value from a less-dialed-in leaguemate? (I’m in a keeper league, but Rogers wouldn’t make my cut, so it wouldn’t be a total swindle.)

If it’s easier to answer, at how many innings pitched do you think the whispers of shutting him down will begin and I should pull the trigger? (He’s at 86.2 now.) Thanks!

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
1 year ago

How would you rate my starters in an Otteneu points league with regards to confidence game after game? Wins and losses, as well as runs against don’t matter

Tier 1 – start regardless.

Woodruff

Tier 2 – start usually except against good lineups or Coors

Castillo

Tier 3 – start only good matchups

Alcantara, Hendricks, Framber, Gallen

I’ve been unfortunately starting some of these in all matchups to extend a lead in the standings but I’ve failed so i thought about ranking them like this.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Dave Funnell
1 year ago

When has Alcantara led you astray?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Good question and I probably under-rated him now that I think about it. Probably up to tier 2 then.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. I’ll bump up Sandy and Framber to Tier 2 (in my own mind) and bench Gallen until 2022 and hope he gets fixed. I’ll do Hendricks in good matchups.

I forgot to mention Pablo Lopez. Same as Alcanatara and Framber?

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Drop Brujan for Hiura?

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
1 year ago

Good Morning Grey! Great read as always, best part of my morning routine!

a) It’s been a season of obliques and hamstrings and half my team is on the IL with those problems!

B) As a first time fantasy baseball player in a 5×5 OBP roto league with a 40 transaction limit and daily lineups, I was wondering if you had any advice for how to best manage my transactions. I have made 26 already (just picked up Keston) and am worried if i keep making moves i will be screwed later in the season. I am currently in 3rd place but the top 2 teams are stacked. (it is a six keeper league and as a new comer I got to pick six from the rest… first place kept: tatis, betts, soto, trout, Darvish and Woodruff… YIKES!)

C) I know you keep saying buy Swanson and he is on the waiver wire, who should i drop and is it worth using a transaction now or should i wait incase someone else gets injured?

For reference here is my team:

C: Realmuto
1b: Alonso
2B: Altuve
3B: Riley
ss: Machado
OF: Mullens, Mancini, Kirilloff, Straw
Util: Hiura
Bench (ALL UNJURED :( ): Ketel, Canha, Mondesi, Yaztrzemski

SP: Scherzer, Buehler, Pablo, Mahle, Cease, Framber, McClanahan, Flaherty
RP: Melancon, Barnes, Will Smith, Yimi.

Thanks as allways for the insights and laughs!

Trishul

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
Reply to  Trishul Jotangia
1 year ago

**Injured not Unjured LOL

Also is it worth using a transaction to stash Brujan??

THANKS!

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks for the advice! I figured I was probably making too many moves. I will try and save them for Injuries!

Christopher Michael Theodore
Christopher Michael Theodore
1 year ago

Meadows or Gallo…points league.