This Jacob deGrom (5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 2 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.53) is among the best pitchers ever. I don’t know what’s changed for him in recent years, but he’s gone from one of the best pitchers in the league to one of the best pitchers ever. He’s Walter Johnson in color. He’s Bob Feller on the back of a motorcycle doing 101 MPH, holding out a four-seamer. He’s “Aw Shucks” Bob Gibson. The last time Jacob deGrom carried a perfect game into the 6th, it was broken up by Clint Barmes, who was an all-world sleeper who could hit anyone. Yesterday, the Braves were deer meat without a Clint Barmes to turn to. DeGrom now has the most strikeouts in his first 200th career games (1,523). The problem, of course, deGrom looks gassed at 70 pitches. He is the Icarus of pitching. One of the best ever for just a moment in time. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.98. He threw his 109th career 10-K game, breaking a tie with Pedro Martínez for 4th-most in MLB history. Pedro still befriended more dwarfs.

Travis d’Arnaud – X-rays are negative on his leg. On Saturday, he made one of the best plays at the plate I’ve even seen. It was like a dancing Ray Fosse…Call him Bob Fosse.

Ian Anderson – Optioned to the minors, and the Braves recalled Huascar Ynoa. Braves young starters can be summarized with, “That’s the way the Touki crumbles.” I don’t know how they get a good year out of them only to watch them fall back hard to earth, but it’s uncanny how often it happens with young Braves starters.

Jake Odorizzi – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.76, in his first start for the Braves. This was a tough matchup, according to the Streamonator (and just eyes, in general), and his next one is much easier.

Spencer Strider – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.11. Oh, no, don’t you Touki crumble!

Jesus Luzardo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.29, and took a no-hitter into the 5th. Here, I wish to transcribe Jim Morrison’s musings about The Luzard King, “The scorpion eyes me like Mama Cass when I spilled that ice cream sundae on my chest. Come on baby, light my fire, but not as in a smore and not the marshmallow topping that’s gumming up my chest hair.” On the year, Luzardo has a 11.4 K/9, 3.7 BB/9, 2.13 xFIP and his velocity is actually up (97 MPH) on his fastball, while not relying on it at all, like a pitcher and not a thrower. Yesterday, he balanced his mix between four pitches with 29 changeups, 26 sinkers, 19 curveballs, 17 four-seam fastballs. Due to injuries, this wasn’t his huge breakout year, but in retrospect, we’re gonna look back at this year as when The Luzard King became an ace.

Peyton Burdick – 1-for-3 and his 1st career MLB homer. Peyton Burdick, who only drinks Earl Grey, has big-time power.

Drew Smyly – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at…Guess. C’mon, he sucks, right? Nothing to Smyly about, right? C’mon! Guess! Nope! His ERA is 3.97. Not a ton of IP (65 2/3), but still an under-4 ERA plays in most deep leagues. Oh, and Adrian Sampson (6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks) pitched on Sunday and has a 3.83 ERA.

Franmil Reyes – Designated for assignment. That assignment is to find a team that values him as much as I do. Wow, this is shocking. There’s literally not one club I can imagine not wanting to take a chance on Franmil. That includes the Guardians! He’s a 40-homer, .250 hitter who was slumping. If no one wants him, send him to Razzball HQ, our company softball team could use him. Someone just needs to feed him $54 Vending Machine Steaks and get him back in game shape. By the by, on September 3rd, the Guardians were supposed to have a Franmil Reyes bobblehead giveaway night. Maybe they’ll replace them with Deshaun Watson bobbleheads.

Cal Quantrill – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.88. Solid start, and step forward for him, but I wouldn’t call it a Quant, um, leap.

Triston McKenzie – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.16 vs. Cristian Javier – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.14. This matchup was billed as, “Exhibit A why you don’t have to draft starters high. Okay, and Exhibit B too.”

Ian Kennedy – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.22, on Saturday as he got the loss. Dbags said Melancon (1 IP, 0 ER, save on Sunday) and Kennedy would share 9th inning duties. That sounds as bad as conjoined twins sharing doodies.

Christian Walker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .203. Ever notice once the Dbags got rid of Jake Lamb, Christian Walker has taken off. Almost like he can focus on hitting, and no longer has to worry about shepherding Lamb everywhere.

Justin Dunn – Will be recalled on Monday to face the Mets. He has a 5.5 BB/9 in Triple-A this year, and a 6.1 BB/9 in the majors in his career. If you’re starting Dunn, you will be finished.

Willy Adames – 1-for-5 and his 22nd homer. The metaverse expected Adames to hit less than 20 homers, but I told you he had power and wrote a sleeper post for him. Metaverse 0, Me 1. (Do I know what a metaverse is? No, not entirely.)

Keston Hiura – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in his last two games. Hot schmotato alert!

Michael Papierski – 1-for-1 and his 1st career MLB homer. His father is tacky and falls apart in public. His name is Mâché.

Hunter Strickland – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 6.02, as he blew the save. Ever since he lost a fight to a door, he shouldn’t be relied on to close anything.

Frankie Montas – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.59, as he made his Yankees’ debut. Jonah Hill holding up a laptop turned to the Yanks/Cards game so Billy Beane can watch as he walks on a treadmill. Beane cackles at the Montas start. On the side the treadmill, there’s a cardboard sign that reads, “Trademill.”

Jordan Montgomery – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.53, Wow, that seems like the kinda starter the Yanks should’ve traded for.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 22nd homer. Finally, tested negative for Covid. Here, let me show you my test here by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Paul DeJong – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and his 3rd homer in the 25 at-bats since he was recalled. Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with a hot schmotato!

Patrick Corbin – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.02. “Alexa, give me an example of the Chris Davis contract, but for pitchers.”

Darick Hall – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 7th and 8th homer. She’s Gone and followed that with Out of Touch (of the Outfielders).

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, and his 4th homer in four games. Fun fact! E.T. gets so high on the sugar in Reese’s Pieces, that he walks on water and his friends call him Rhysus.

Mitch White – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.86, as he was recalled from Triple-A. Love “random 6th starter on the Dodgers” but as soon as they become “random 6th starter on any team but the Dodgers” I become wary.

Alex Kirilloff – Will undergo season-ending ulnar shortening surgery in Los Angeles. Hopefully, he doesn’t get Botox instead.

Kutter Crawford – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.30. Uncle Jesse would like to tell you to Kutter that out.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, as he hits leadoff. Alex Cora loves shoving random vets into the leadoff role, huh? Trade him Jason Heyward and he’d hit him leadoff. Any hoo! Pham does have a lotta value as a leadoff hitter in Boston.

MJ Melendez – 2-for-3, 6 RBIs and his 13th homer, and just missed another homer, and has two homers in two games, three games in four games and another goofy guy to be leading off. Hit him cleanup, move Massey up to leadoff, let’s go, this isn’t that hard!

Andrew Vaughn – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Oddly enough, La Russa has also inconceivably benched Vaughn 11 times this year after a big game.

Lucas Giolito – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.91. Even his good starts, are just so meh. Gonna be real hard to get back in on this guy next year.

Jorge Mateo – 2-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .220. It’s hard to not see Mateo headed for a 15/30 year and fantasize about how all he needs to do is fix his average. Yes, that’s my kink.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .246. Truly remarkable how exciting Oneil Cruz is considering everything the Pirates touch turns to “argh.”

Reid Detmers – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.44, has allowed 4 runs in the 31 innings since being recalled for a 1.16 ERA. The new Reid Detmers = Monocled emoji with the thought bubble reading, “Intrigue!”

Tucker Davidson – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 7.91. Nice trade deadline pickup, Angels!

George Kirby – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.40, as he threw 80 pitches. Bit worried about how many pitches Kirby can throw in a start, but if teams don’t take any pitches and force him to throw more, then it doesn’t matter.

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was activated from the IL on Saturday. So far, no new injuries for him, but if he crosses his fingers, that’s gonna lead to a finger sprain.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games. Maybe Winker just needed a nudge.

Seth Brown – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, and he was in Friday’s Buy, because Seth was a hot thmotato last week too. Juth fantathic! Another guy who I love who was in Friday’s Buy on our Youtube channel (click subscribe on this page):

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer. Carl’s Jr. Jr. with the Hr. Hr.

Dane Dunning – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.04. I was a big fan of Dunning two years ago, and not just because you can say his name to the Pink Panther march. Prolly nothing more than a Streamonator call this year, but I could see getting back in on him for next year.

Matt Manning – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.25. New career-high in swings and misses with 14, tied a career high in strikeouts, and now I’m asking Manning to continue straight, because he just turned a corner. Though, since the earth is round (it is, I swear to you), if you continue straight long enough you eventually start to curve around, so hopefully Manning’s got one leg that’s a fraction longer.

Shane McClanahan – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.24. “Shane McClanahan pitching poorly vs. the Tigers.” Survey says…*ding ding* That is our top answer for “Things We Never Thought We’d See.”

Drew Rasmussen – 3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.96. No injury, according to the Rays, but he was pulled after three, because it was “a baseball decision.” Can I add it was “a stupid baseball decision?”

Tyler Glasnow – Threw a bullpen session and the pitching coach, Kyle Snyder, said there’s zero chance he pitches in a game this year. Snyder then showed an 8-hour director’s cut of Glasnow’s Tommy John surgery.

Cody Bellinger – 3-for-3, and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .212. Did someone say it was 2019?

Tyler Anderson – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.72. Padres going out and making one of the biggest deadline trades in history, then getting swept by the Dodgers is objectively funny.

Clayton Kershaw – Given an epidural, and ironically he might be back by Labor Day.

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smokie
smokie
1 month ago

drop india for seth brown?

smokie
smokie
1 month ago

Adolis for Kirby&Berti. Which side

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Ashby, Odorizzi or Rasmussen ROS?

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 month ago

Note to self: don’t draft India without bubble wrap.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Always nice when a guy goes down on Monday in a weekly league.

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

India left the game after an infield single. What a waste of a pick

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 month ago

I bet india and eloy train together in the off season

smokie
smokie
1 month ago

drop john grey or soroka (both on IL) for flaherty? thanks grey

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

I have a trade offer

My Alvarez for their Devers and Adolis Garcia. Would you make this trade

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  lwomack58
1 month ago

Sorry that’s Yordan

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

I see Lewis out again for Sea. He’s sat 3 out of last 4 and can’t hit anything right now. Haniger is back. Lewis a cut now? It’s hard to believe but Carlos Santana is taking away playing time again. Ironically both players who we wanted to play over him have been worse than Santana was (Lewis and Vinnie P).

smokie
smokie
1 month ago

extra IL spot. pick up flaherty, sale or soroka for playoffs?

Teeeeej
Teeeeej
1 month ago

Hey there Grey! I’ve decided that Olson and Castellanos ruined my season enough on my keeper league that I’m gonna be a seller. It’s a 10 team H2H where each team can keep up to 4 pitchers and 4 hitters each.

I’m curious on your thoughts on Kevin Gausman and Kenley Jansen for next year. I was offered a 5th & 7th round pick + Jordan Montgomery for those two.

Gausman would cost me a 2nd round pick next year and Jansen would cost me a 5th. I feel like that’s too hefty of a price, but my only pitching keepers right now would be Woodruff (7th), Logan Webb (20th), and Hader (4th).

Do you think I should go with the draft picks + Montgomery (25th) or solidify my rotation and keep Gausman for a 2nd round pick?

Thanks for reading!!

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Do you think Snell is back to being good now? If only we can had a magic eraser for the first half. Thanks

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 month ago

Buddy Pal FRIEND… I was holding Grandal when he came back from IR (OBP) league is he a safe drop right meow? I have MJ HEEE HEEE

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 month ago

In a saves + holds league, which reliever is the weakest of this group: Bednar, Dominguez, Phillips, Garcia, Sewald

Thanks!

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
1 month ago

Late to the party !

Which side you like more Grey:

A Rosario, Giolito and Detmers or TA, FreddyKBB and Edward Cabrera?

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks !

Alps
Alps
1 month ago

Would you drop Vargas or Frazier for Dejung or Gordon
Worries about Vargas being sent down

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

So pick both Gordon and Dejung
Is there a 1st preference
Thanks

c762062790
c762062790
1 month ago

Please rank ROS: B.Lowe, Eloy, M.Carp, Renfroe. Thanks.

Josh H
Josh H
1 month ago

Which side would you want – DeGrom+Robert for Yordan+Tucker

Ned Shneebly
Ned Shneebly
1 month ago

On a scale of “worth while gamble” to “ur crazy bro” where does this trade fall:

give: j peña, manoah, ashby

get: trout, robbie ray, triston mckenzie

keeper league and im going for it, fyi. thx!

Ned Shneebly
Ned Shneebly
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

how do you like manoah and peña for boba tea and jose abreu?

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
1 month ago

Yo dawg! Have you watched The Bear yet? Pretty good (I’m a former line cook)!
Question that I think I know the answer to: drop Severino in a points league?

mrs. featherbottom
mrs. featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Oh man – I did this like 20 years ago at a semi-greasy spoon. But super toxic people regardless!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Need to start 1 for this week:

Framber TEX
Robbie Ray NYY
Detmers MIN
Mahle @LAA
Freddy P TB

Thanks!
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

Hello Grey. Good Monday stuff.

Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League. Would you add Luzardo for any of the following:

Manaea
Lauer
Detmers
Cobb

Unfortunately (because of where and why I drafted him), I think the answer will be Manaea if it’s anyone. Your assistance is always appreciated.

Thanks Grey.

Hail Mary Sportsball
Hail Mary Sportsball
1 month ago

Was hoping Miguel Vargas would play more but hopes being dashed so far. Holding him as a keeper but what are the rough projections if he were to be the starter next year? Is he worth keeping over other prospects like Gunnar Henderson or Jordan Walker?

fausto
fausto
1 month ago

1 more.
Trade my Soto for his Acuna straight up? RCL trade need a boost in SB. I’ve been in 1st since day 5 but that’s teetering now need some sagnofage

philip
philip
1 month ago

Grey, if you were in a 20-team dynasty 6×6 (ops, holds) with a solid all-around team that could reasonably compete for the next five years as it is, would you move Eloy and Gore for McClanahan? If you couldn’t get McClanahan, would you settle for Cease. I like Eloy a lot and he’s my LF next year when Teoscar loses eligibility. I don’t necessarily need SP. So I guess the question is, is this a slam dunk deal or close enough to not mess. Thank you. In Grey I trust.

fausto
fausto
1 month ago

Q1. Laureano, I thought hed be on a way better team by now. Time to lose him for either either Eddie”new eyes” Rosario?(a mini schmotato) Or T.Pham, or R.Mcmahon(in Col for 10 of next 14?)

Q2. And it’s a C. Sorry…drop d’Arnaud(dtd), for Melendez, or ATLContreras?

Q3. After losing 85% of closers at deadline I’m stuck picking between Rowan Wick, Alexis Diaz or for the love of cringe Hunter Strickland. Already have Jon Hernandez(tx) me thinks the reds wont give many chances to diaz for fear of raising his arb $. Appreciate you’re opining.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
1 month ago

Add in Ian Kennedy to the list of possible closers. SO Kennedy, Wick, Al Diaz basically who you wanting from that pile?

Impastor
Impastor
1 month ago

Weekly roto. Singer for two (CWS, LAD) or Gonsolin v KC?

Jon
Jon
1 month ago

Donovan, Kim, Eduardo Escobar or Chris Taylor for NL-only 3B ROS?

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 month ago

Thanks for the help earlier!

Some late add/drop for a 2B- Javy Baez continues to have like one decent game a week surrounded by mediocrity.

Would you make a switch with a hot hand like Mateo, Segura, or Thairo? Segura facing some tough competition this week though against the Marlins and Mets’ best.

10 tm redraft OBP league.

Thanks again!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Happy Monday & National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day (yes, apparently that’s a real holiday…& the innuendo is interesting)

Anyway, got a few quick ones for ya:

Just cut Riley Green for Bellinger…mustache approved?

Battycall/ Streamer/ SAGNOF call for today – you like any of these:

Nico Hoerner v. WAS
Naquin v. CIN
J. Suarez pitching @ OAK
Mark Melancon/ Ian Kennedy @ SD

And finally, you starting Alex Wood tonight @ SD?

thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Already celebrated!

thanks again!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 month ago

Just traded Riley Greene at $1 and Kopech at $9 in a keeper league for Giolito and Eloy both at $35. I am in first place and going for it. Good trade now? How about for next year? Thanks.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 month ago

Just to pick nits, the Rays pitching coach actually said the chances of Glasnow pitching this season was not zero. So there is a chance he returns in mid September, possibly as a multi inning reliever.

Hail Mary Sportsball
Hail Mary Sportsball
1 month ago

Please pick two to roster in a categories league (runs/hits/rbis/hr/sb) and then rank their priority (which is the better of the two):

– Adam Frazier (leading off for SEA, but J-Rod should be returning?)
– Nico Hoerner
– Nick Gordon (stats look good and maybe will play more? maybe not?)
– Aledmys Diaz (like him but playing time a major question)
– Ramon Urias (was hot once but cooled down)

Will
Will
1 month ago

The Cubs pick up the Franimal. Looks like I was wrong earlier about him not being waived and available for claim. Smart move by a team going nowhere this season.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Two more years of team control after this season, too. I just don’t understand Cleveland waiving a player like Reyes. It’s not like he’s gonna command a huge raise in arbitration this offseason.

Bish
Bish
1 month ago

Grey,

ros in a pos league:

1) Harris2 or Bellinger
2) Harris2 or Castellanos
3) Harris2 or Eloy
4) Harris2 or Stanton

Bish
Bish
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry, Grey. After I sent, I realized I should have worded it another way. Pick one then:

Castellanos, Eloy, Stanton

Thanks!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

Singer,Wood,Suarez or Heaney? Who is the drop?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 month ago

12 team h2h points league keeper

1) Drop any of these hitters for Miranda: Ward, Reynolds, Pasquantino, Walker

2) Drop which starter to pick up a closer: Kopech, Luzardo, E Cabrera, Sandoval

thanks!

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
1 month ago

Why does the bot like Sean Manaea so much every start?
Also, it has deGrom at $82.6 value vs Phil. I think that’s the highest value I’ve ever seen it give. Scherzer “only” has $62.5 against the Phils by comparison.
What’s my point? I don’t have one, just sayin’

fausto
fausto
Reply to  Sweatpants Nation
1 month ago

I dropped manaea in a 12 team last week once i nabbed Detmers and I wouldnt start him vs Phi under any circumstances.

JaysForDays
JaysForDays
1 month ago

Grey!

Im in a keeper league. 12 man 5×5 h2h QS. I need to keep two pitchers, and unless I make a trade, these are my options. Of this list which two would you keep?

Cobb, Lodolo, Clase, L.Garcia, Urquidy, Lauer, T.Anderson, Gonsolin, Cease.

Thanks pal!

JoeG
JoeG
1 month ago

Streamer bat for today; roto.
•Vogelbach vs Dunn at NY
•Jake McCarthy vs Beede Pittsburgh at AZ
•JD Davis vs Snell

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

1) Is Jusin Turner likely”full-time” when he returns, or will LAD be splitting time amongst their gaggle of spare parts (Muncy; Vargus; etc).

2) Is Turner the best option among my various FA options — primarily Nicky Lopez; Luis Urias; Candelaria?

3 )Looking forward to Tatis return. When he does, who’s my drop: Chroneworth or Amedys Diaz?

Jack Straw
Jack Straw
1 month ago

10 team NL only standard 5×5 roto – very tight category races in HR, RBI, SB. Please rank ROS:

Vogelbach, Naquin, L. Gonzalez, Ortega.

Jack Straw
Jack Straw
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Fair value to trade Ortega NL only for Hosmer in AL only?

Phil
Phil
1 month ago

Thoughts on this trade in a 6×6 12-team roto keeper league (OPS and holds):

I give Juan Soto (3rd round value), Dansby Swanson (7th) and Logan Gilbert (9th) for

Mookie Betts (1st round value), Lindor (3rd), Nola (2nd).

I’ve been in 1st for a few months but three teams behind me made some moves and have closed the gap and need to see if this will work. You think I should get more in return?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Grey,

Start or sit Taillon tonight in Seattle?

Scvott Kimmel
Scvott Kimmel
1 month ago

Grey,

Start or sit Taillon at Seattle?

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

12 team H2H dynasty pts. Rewards +7IP +2K -3Hit -3Walk -12HR
Need to start 9 this week. Lots of choices:
1- Lynn @ KC
2- Lynn vs Det
3- McCullers vs. Oak (news is that he may start this weekend)
4- Ohtani @ Oak
5- Gonsolin @ KC
6- FreddyKBB vs. TB
7- Burnes @ Stl
8- Mikolus @ Coors
9- Mikolus vs. Mil
10- Cortes @ Sea
11- Taillon @ Sea
12- Taillon @ Bos
13- Ray vs. Yanks
14- McLanahan vs. Bal
Which 5 do you bench?

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
1 month ago

How much would you bid for the following in NL/AL-only keepers where I’m not playing for this year and they’d have to be kept at bid price next year?

Mahle
JoMo
Bubba Thompson

Hank
Hank
1 month ago

Grey,

Thanks for your sage advice, I’m in 1st place with a nine-point lead in our 12 team 5×5 OBP/QS league. Our league only allows three keepers so I need to decide which three to keep out of the following:

Soto, Franco, Tucker, Julio, Witt

I’m leaning towards Soto, Franco and Julio but I would love your take. For context, here is the team (when healthy):

C: Realmuto
1B: Walker
2B: Polanco
SS: Anderson
3B: Witt
OF: Soto, Tucker, Julio
UTIL: Franco
BENCH: Suzuki
SP: Wheeler, Manoah, Cease, Gausman, Morton, Lynn
RP: Duran, Helsley, Schreiber, Whitlock

hitman004
hitman004
1 month ago

How would you rate these closers ROS. Devin Williams, Clay Holmes, and Ryan Helsley?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

i am down to 340 innings or 56 starts.

Should I try to limit my picks to seven or eight starts per week. Do you agree with this approach? If i follow this approach then i would start:

1. Corbin Burnes at St. louis
2. C. Javier home against Oakland
3. Tyler Anderson at KC
4. Mikolas home against Milwaukee
5. Mike Clevinger at Washington
6. Pablo Lopez at home against Atlanta
7. Alex Wood at home against Pitt

1. Do you agree with the decision to start these seven?

2. Please let me know if you would start or sit:

A. Jeffrey Springs of TB at Milwaukee.
B. Brady Singer at home against CHW
C. Alex Cobb at home against AZ
d. Miles Mikolas of StL at Colorado.

Thanks!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!!!

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Think Tatis is activated this week? Have to make a move in a weekly league.

Thanks

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 month ago

12 team 5×5 w OBP redraft

I’ve got Justin Turner coming off the IL.

Drop possibles are Candelario, Gorman, E. Duran, Montas.

Could also use any of the above to pick up Jose Miranda.

Thanks in advance.

ray
ray
1 month ago

Grey, am I dumb for wanting to sit Rhys Hoskins this week..going up against Alcantra, Sherzer, DeGrom, Bassit etc…
May plug in Christian Arroyo.

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 month ago

Alright, about to send my Bieber for his Arenado and Blackmon. 10 team league, Bieber is I think my fifth best starter. Have Wheeler, Fried, Scherzer, Musgrove as top 4. Have Carassco/Sonny G/Stroman/Dustin May as a committee for my weekly 6 after Bieber is gone. I’ve been weak at CI all season. Have Vlad and Miranda and rotate in wire pickups. I’m in first by 4 points. Tight in two pitching cats, ERA and W, and tight in all the hitting cats, so think I have to deal from strength, maybe lose a point in pitching but avoid losing 4 or 5 in hitting with Arenado instead of a wire scrub. I thought about sending Musgrove instead. I share the second half fade concern. But he’s pitching for a super team and that should buoy him. Biebs looks to be regaining form, but I don’t think all his velo returns this year so he has risk. Any holes in my thinking?

VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

8 pitchers made the Top 100 Starts list the first week o f August:

7 Kevin Gausman @TB
17 Jose Urquidy vs BOS
26 Triston McKenzie vs HOU
40 Max Scherzer vs ATL
45 Hunter Greene @MIA
55 Spencer Strider vs PHI
59 Dane Dunning vs CHW
60 Jesus Luzardo @CHC

Dropping from the Top 100 were:

Keegan Thompson vs PIT
Alek Manoah vs BOS
Framber Valdez @LAA
Gerrit Cole vs BOS
Mike Clevinger @ARI
Marcus Stroman @MIL
Martin Perez vs TB
Ross Stripling @DET

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

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

stroman – vs was
taillon – @ sea, @ bos
ed cab – @ phi
cobb – @ sd
jos gray – @ chc

thanks!

smokie
smokie
1 month ago

Schreiber or Minter SVHD

rolliefingers
rolliefingers
1 month ago

12 team, typical points league (hitter Ks -1). Which two do you like the most rest of season?

Teoscar Hernandez, Winker, Bryan Reynolds, Lourdes Gurriel, Merrifield, Ozuna, and Buxton. Trade deadline today.

smokie
smokie
1 month ago

Alexis Diaz, Graveman, Schreiber, Houck or Luis Garcia SVHD

The Straight Man
The Straight Man
1 month ago

Heaney @KC or Kopech v DET this week?

Laureano or Votto ROS?

Thanks!

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Dynasty 8-man keep forever league.

Keepers are: Gallen, P. López, Kirby, Giolito, T. O’Neill, Soto, Acuna, Devers

A) would you trade Gallen, López, or neither for Pena and a 4th round pick?
B) can you rank keeper value between Buehler, Kyle Wright, Gallen, Kirby, López, and Giolito?

Thanks for your help!

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey. Really appreciate the in depth answer. So you’re not a big Wright fan, eh? Guess he’s due for regression?

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 month ago

Do you think Rasmussen’s inning’s will bill limited ROS? Also Gurriel jr or Santander?

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Hey Grey, is Gilbert vs NYY a definite sit for tonight? It’s a daily league so on one hand I’d like to get off to a good start, but on the other hand it’s the Yanks.
Thanks!

ello6899
ello6899
1 month ago

Any idea if either Pablo Lopez or Logan Gilbert will have limited innings going forward?
Lopez, Baz for Gilbert, J. Turner, Mancini was offered.
thoughts

Whatever
Whatever
1 month ago

That Deshaun Watson swipe was incredible, love it when I get a tiny bit of football acumen from you. Also be very proud of that Kershaw blurb, ruined me.

C.J.
C.J.
1 month ago

Huge week and stuck in the corner(stone)! Some good options finally and have got to get your opinion fine sir! Currently have Rojas starting (7 games) but have Lowe (only 5), India (6), Gorman and soon to be dumped Espinal (who helped during the IL streak thanks to you)???
Thanks OB-Grey-kenobi ~~~ cheers!

C.J.
C.J.
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I can dig that! ‘Preciate cha!

C.J.
C.J.
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

So of course I scooped up George Mateo for the end push and eligibility opts and he could play 2b as well. So is it Jorge or Rojas? Thoughts??? Thx

C.J.
C.J.
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Nice! Thought maybe the day was over for ya after I sent it!! It’s that Cali life!
Take care!

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 month ago

A storm is certainly brewing in New York. DeGrom is filthy. Hope others realize what they’re watching. Thanks for the weekend round up. Do you think Profar maintains being the leadoff hitter for the Pads once Tatis returns? If he does or doesn’t, do you like Andres Gimenez over Profar? As for pitching, T Walker, Kopech and Berrios had a rough week, but have relatively better matchups this week. However, do you like Detmers over any of those three? As usual, thanks again!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Really appreciate it! If Carlson keeps the top spot in STL, do you like him over Profar?

Milarky
Milarky
1 month ago

Awesome Grey! Just need your help to choose my starters for this week. Bit of a mix of iffy production, slight injury concerns and bad matchups. Which TWO do you start from the following:

Eovaldi (NYY)
Ranger Suarez (@NYM)
Montgomery (MIL)
Springs (@MIL)

Powdered Toast Man
Powdered Toast Man
1 month ago

Rasmussen and Montes each going just 3 cost me a win in my weekly match-up and I had to take the tie. Weak. That is all.
Grey is awesome.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

I think Franmil would do really well with the Braves.

Gator
Gator
1 month ago

For 2023 an early ranking of Luzardo, Mahle & Snell? Thanks

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Bubba or Adam Frazier in AL only keeper?

Sport
Sport
1 month ago

Grey the White! Great stuff as always. I have an idea. KC could DFA O’Hearn and pick up Franmil. They need a right handed bat with all those lefty hitting rookies in the lineup now.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I think Cleveland has a week to either trade him or waive him after the DFA so pretty sure no team can claim him yet as he has not officially been placed on waivers, just DFA’d.

Magnum
Magnum
1 month ago

Luis Castillo or Joe Musgrove ROS?

Ned Shneebly
Ned Shneebly
1 month ago

Yoyo Grey!

Who (whom?) would you say is the better trade target for ROS production: José Abreu or Bo Bichette?
thx!

Will
Will
1 month ago

Cleveland giving up on Franmil, who just turned 27 last month and who has two 30+ HR and 80+ RBI seasons in the prior four seasons, is the most Cleveland thing ever. Really dumb. Even with this poor half season in 2022 he’s a career .253 batter with a .793 OPS. Some other team will rush to sign him if Cleveland is stupid enough to just waive him.

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 month ago

Good morning Grey! Fantastic Monday recap as usual. A few questions for my 10 team QS and OBP redraft league:

Mancini hitting well since the trade, but it’s a crowded roster and he has sat a couple games already. Would either Bohm or Dejong be an upgrade, if so which one is your preference? As to Dejong generally, are you buying his new walk rate since being brought back up?

Taijuan Walker also got annihilated last time out and has not had a good start in over a month. I could drop him also to add Bohm or Dejong if you think hanging on to Mancini this week is a good idea to see how the playing time shakes out.

Last, Skubal is supposedly testing out his arm this week and the Tigers have said that it could be “not too long” but also that being “very conservative” is possible considering their position in the standings as well, which sounds to be a shutdown for the season. You holding to see the results of the tests this week or am I only looking at a couple weeks of pitch count innings in mid September in a best case scenario?

Thanks as always!!!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  aintlifegrand
1 month ago

I forgot to also mention Pham is a possibility if you like him over Bohm or Dejong or Mancini. Thanks again!

gumball
gumball
1 month ago

morning gray
ROS roto 5×5 Please rank:
Mancini. S Brown or Mccutchen

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
1 month ago

Who would you drop out of the following?

Cueto, Luzardo, PabLo, Stroman, Waignwright?

Thanks!