Jairo Diaz was told the Rockies will no longer have a designated closer. Bud Black is crazy, right? I mean, he is legit nuts or no? I know the Woke Police say you shouldn’t call people crazy, but if we don’t, then they might not get help and Bud Black needs help. I thought maybe Black was just slow on the uptake as witnessed by Garrett Hampson’s playing time. It’s not normal to go from not playing to suddenly being an everyday leadoff man, like Black just discovered Hampson this year. Garrett was good last year, you absolute loon! But this is about Jairo Diaz. He didn’t have the best of games (2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, ERA at 3.12), but Carlos Estevez (1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.38), who saved the game, took a comeback off his hand, and was in severe pain, heading for x-rays. So, one guy’s been decent (Diaz), one guy is obviously injured, and the third guy, Daniel Bard (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.09) has been okay, but serious emphasis on “okay” and nothing more. That’s when you announce the guy with zero blown saves is no longer the closer? Bud Black is twenty-six screws short of an Ikea dresser. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at…Guess. C’mon, you’ve heard the narrative this year. Rockies starters are all doing well. So, what’s Jon Gray’s ERA? Get it within 0.50 and you can win an ‘attaboy.’ Nope, you were way off; his ERA is 5.74.

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .229. Was curious why this guy was doing so poorly, and I nearly fell off my chair (which I’m standing on to flex my calves). His strikeout rate going into yesterday’s game was 39% and his Hard Hit% was down ten percent from last year. Poor or no contact is one way to imitate Pete Kozma, but why you wanna? Hopefully yesterday’s game is the beginning of something better, but it can’t be worse.

Danny Santana – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs as he was activated from the IL, but didn’t start. Would love to see Dannys Antana get back in the lineup and remind me why I drafted him in the top 150 overall. Was I…drunk? And, if I were Tipsy Gore, why couldn’t I have accidentally drafted Kole Calhoun instead of Willie (0-for-4, hitting .170)?

Rougned Odor – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .151. You can’t spell Colorado without Odor, but if you did, it’s cola not Coors. Fun with words!

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Hit the IL with an inflamed wrist. “I’m inflamed, pist. Make all-day suckers, hist. Yo, yo, yo, this is B. Fire! Looking for babysitters to hire? Hit me up!” Okay, thanks, B. Fire. Hopefully, Acuña can return next weekend and this isn’t a bigger issue than the Braves are making it out to be, but each day he’s supposed to be better, and each day he’s not 100% and I’m starting to freak out.

Max Fried – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.24. Fried? Fish had no chance. That’ll Treach ya, Arthur.

Lewin Diaz – 0-for-3 as he was called up when Corey Dickerson went on the bereavement list. Pretty mixed feelings for me on Lewin. Love him for power, but I don’t see where the at-bats are coming from this year. Marlins are benching Aguilar for no reason? Not a chance. They’re benching Dickerson when he returns on Monday/Tuesday? Nah. So, I dug Lewin, but no longer than five minutes to see him Wapner some balls.

Daniel Castano – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.35. Who? Don’t know, don’t care. This is about going against the Braves right now without Albies and Acuña, and I like that stream for a dollar.

Elieser Hernandez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.84. Read and fully digest what I said in the Castano blurb, then take Maalox if you own Acuña and Albies.

Stephen Strasburg – Hit the IL with “I didn’t really want to play this year and I tried for a game or two, but it was more like an inning and wake me when it’s 2021.” Hard to say how long he’ll be out with that, but my guess is all year.

Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.91. Corbin thought he could waltz into Camden town as the leader of the opposition party and not leave the PU.

Max Scherzer – 7 IP, 5 ER, 9 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.71. Orioles walk into every game like the Hulkster, ripping their jersey off their chest and pointing to cardboard fans.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-4 and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .271. In the 1st inning, Tito Santander put an eye rake to Scherzer’s implanted 3-D googlies, then finished him in the 7th with the flying forearm strike. Still Intercontinental Champion and forever!

Austin Hays – Hit the IL with a non-displaced rib fracture. These O’s are warriors, so should be an uptick in playing time for Mullins.

Pedro Severino – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. No joke, in shallower leagues, I’m debating not drafting a catcher next year, and then just grabbing whoever is hot the 1st week, and going from there.

Michael Brantley – Hit the IL with a quad injury. This should shore up Kyle Tucker’s playing time and–*checking to make sure he’s actually been playing*–Well, hopefully it helps Tucker, but with Dusty you never know. In That Young *ucker’s favor, as Dusty calls him, he hit a walk-off home run yesterday. He’s also hitting .195.

Yordan Alvarez – Returned this weekend and is day-to-day with knee pain. For next year’s fantasy baseball, we’re just going to draft one body part from different players. “I’ll take Giancarlo’s arms, Acuña’s legs, Judge’s hands and Yordan’s feet….For middle infielder…um…Who’s got good abs?”

Cristian Javier – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.91. Sure am glad I started him for his one bad start. Streamonator hates his next start, and I agree. He’s an easy drop in shallower leagues.

Lance McCullers – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.47 vs. Justus Sheffield – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.12. This was a matchup of, “I expect better vs. I expect worse, and better was worse and worse was better.”

Lucas Giolito – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.88, as he started vs. the Cah…*sounding out an unfamiliar name*…are-day-inals. I don’t know. Anyone know what team this is? I also have some questions about who Giolito is, because I don’t recognize his crap pitching.

Dallas Keuchel – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.07. Always keeps it close. Must practice some kind of Keuchel exercises. *juvenile giggle*

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .259. His average has plummeted recently. Apparently, he had a falling out with his lover, BABIP.

Jose Abreu – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .250. It only took two games before the entire Cardinals’ pitching staff fell apart because no one can throw more than a few innings. Pretty unfair what MLB did with the Cardinals, and they have no chance. Of course, I still want to own all their hitters, and none of their pitchers.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .230. No longer dragon us down, it’s the epic OBPWulf!

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .267. My boy Eloy!

Andrew Miller – Recorded the save on Saturday. So, he’s the closer? What happened to Gallegos and his giant turtles? Guess you can still hold to see how this shakes out, but my first inclination is always just go with the guy who is actually getting saves vs. supposed to get saves.

Aaron Judge – Says he feels 100%. That’s like 140% for regular-sized humans. Judge says he could play right now. Wait until he hears there are games going on right now and he’s not playing in them. Homeboy’s gonna be shocked.

DJ LeMahieu – Hit the IL with a sprained thumb. “Yo, DJ, what’s that new jam?” *through gritted teeth, not happy* “Thumb.” It seems the Yankees only need 60 games to show you they can injure every player on their team.

Mike Ford – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .194. Ford’s hitting forty-four points above where he should be according to this Kelley Blue Book.

Nathan Eovaldi – 5 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 5.93. Only real knocks against the Red Sox are those against their pitchers.

C.J. Cron – Undergoing season-ending knee surgery. Cron has a serious case of Gamelitis. WebMd describes the condition as, “After struggling to get an everyday job for many years, when the chance finally presents itself, an unfortunate injury derails the player’s career. Originally made famous by Mat Gamel. Only known cure is a lucky BABIP in pinch-hitting situations.”

Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.30. Zach Plesac and Mike Clevinger Zoom’d into the clubhouse after to congratulate Bieber, saying, “Bro, that game was so awesome. You made the Tigers look as sorry as we feel,” then they jostled the laptop, and you could see they were doing body shots off a mule in an Akron-area club.

Adam Plutko – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.95. Plesac and Clevinger Zoom’d in after the game to talk to Plutko, “The mule’s trainer said for $5 we can get a lap dance–Where are we? Uh…the library.”

Franmil Reyes – 3-for-4, and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .316. Left with a bruised hand, but they’re saying the $54 Vending Machine Chateaubriand is fine and could be leading the majors in homers by this time next week. Well, they didn’t say the last part, but I did.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .277. Also, in this game, Francisco Lindor hit his 4th, and Sandy Leon hit his 1st. The Tigers daring the Indians to hit homers off them was not the salvage flex they thought.

Jose Berrios – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.92. Jose’s been Berrios Berrios bad to me.

Randy Dobnak – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.42. Regression Fairies want a piece of Dobnak as much as they want a piece of Gilmore Girls’ history by writing to Lauren Graham for an autograph.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .227, .314 OBP. Twins’ lineup is for sure stacked, but what exactly is Kepler doing hitting leadoff every day like he’s Rickey Henderson? Between Polanco and Arraez, they have two of the best contact guys in the majors. Why is this so confusing?

Sergio Romo – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.25, as he recorded his 3rd save. Taylor Rogers (1 IP, 0 ER) set him up in the 8th. Love when I spend a 10th round pick on a setup man. Terrific stuff.

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. “Not sure which bin Dozier goes in. Just go ahead and lean him against the garbage and the recyclables–Wait a second! Dozier just moved! He’s alive!”

Kevin Gausman – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.21. One of the few pitchers who is pitching way better than his ERA — his K/9 and BB/9 respectively: 11.9, 1.8. That’s not just a solid backend starter; that’s an ace, assuming there’s a enough time this year for things to even out. But definitely buy low on Gausman, if you can.

Trevor Gott – 1 IP, 9 ER between Friday and Saturday combined. Gott should have firm control over the 9th inning going forward (during doubleheaders).

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 4th homer, and three homers in the last four games. Piscotty doesn’t know, but I know hot schmotatoes.

Bo Bichette – Hit the IL with a sprained right knee, and he might be out a while, if not the rest of the year. Replacing Bichette will be Panik, literally and figuratively.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer this weekend. A) He’s never hit just one home run that wasn’t followed by another home run in the next game. Yes, I realize that means he should hit something like 150 homers every normal season, but don’t think about it too long. B) Have you seen the way the ball jumps out of Buffalo? Each fly ball goes by into the Buffalo wild winds. C) There’s no C.

Rick Porcello – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.76.

Dominic Smith – 1-for-4 as Alonso sat. Where were you when you realized Dom Smith was the Mets’ star 1st baseman to draft and Pete Alonso was a role player? I was on the ledge of my building, scooting away a pigeon.

Aaron Nola – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.05. Okay, thought experiment! Nola has a 2.25 or lower ERA in 60 games, um, 12 starts, and Scherzer has a 3.75-ish ERA, who’s drafted 1st next year between them? Nola, right? People aren’t still tied to the Scherzer as a top three starter, are they?

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.81. Positive and negative tests are nothing to joke about, so I am 100% serious when I say the Phils should pitch Nola and Wheeler, then pretend to have a positive test for four days until Nola and Wheeler are ready to pitch again.

Alec Bohm – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .286. He’s replaced Eugenio Suarez on one mixed league team of mine, and, when the Reds return, I’m not sure I’m going back to Suarez. *NBC logo spins out*…The More You Know.

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.74. The Regression Fairies prefer Antonio Banderas with long hair and they will destroy your ratios.

Kiebert Ruiz – 1-for-4 and, in his 1st major league at-bat, he hit his 1st major league homer. Kiebert said @#$%&!

Max Muncy – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .179. Muncy hitting home runs with a fractured finger, and I’m trying to think how we can put Muncy’s bionic fingers into Giancarlo’s hamstrings.

Dustin May – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.00. Starting a GoFundMe to send Dustin May, Julio Urias and Walker Buehler to Driveline so they can throw past the 5th inning.

Corey Seager – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .294. Want a guy who is legitimately changing my thoughts on him in a 60-game season? See, uh, Seager.

Brian Goodwin – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer. In an inelegant way, Goodwin is showing why in a short-season, it’s better to go for production over upside. It’s inelegant because I don’t freakin’ have Goodwin, but have Jo Adell.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. Been telling you to pick him up for about two weeks, so if you’re still wondering about him, check your chin. Is there drool? If so, cool trick reading this while being unconscious.

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .197. *finger to ear bud* We are getting word that Eduardo Escobar has not retired.

Robbie Ray – 5 IP, 1 ER, 0 hits, 6 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 8.59. Robbie Ray’s outsmarted us all, figuring out that if he doesn’t know where the pitches are going, neither can the hitters.

Garrett Richards – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.45. Solid, but unexciting, which is the exact opposite of opponent, Robbie Ray. You my brother Rob or Disco Bob?

Kirby YatesPadres’ manager and euphemism for sex toy, Tingler, says Yates has pain in the back of his elbow. That’s shorthand for “Can you throw with your other arm?” I doubt we see Yates again this year (and maybe not next year). Drew Pomeranz is the fill-in, and I looked at his backup, Emilio Pagan, then chickened out, which is not a good thing, even though we’re talking about San Diego.

Nick Senzel – Some speculation that Senzel was the one who tested positive, and why the Reds games were postponed on Saturday and Sunday. This comes on the heels of Senzel being escorted off the field and not joining the team for their victory high-five line that I thought they’re not supposed to do. Honestly, I have no clue. There were no positives on Saturday and Sunday, so they’re good to go…I think. I hope so since Sonny Gray and Trevor Bauer are singlehandedly (doublehandedly?) carrying some of my teams.

Nick Williams – Claimed by the Reds. Gotta love the Reds and their penchant for acquiring outfielders who they will never play. Have the Reds ever been on the show, Hoarders?

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Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Buy in on the Corey Seager hype train. The infallible Zack Greinke did a lot of work with the Dodgers front office and when he saw Seager play, he said “This guy is going to be great!”

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

The only – and I mean the ONLY – thing that makes me OK with owning Matt Magill this night, is that I don’t own Trevor Gott as well.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

extremely surprised to see SF going to him again when rogers (also quite horrible, just not lately) and watson had the 7th and 8th. i even dumped him in NL only (only 4 RP slots and holds added and only 10 teams) for a.miller yesterday, only spot left where i have gott is a 20 team redraft with holds/saves sold separately where since losing osuna and owners are pretty quick to grab any possible closers i had to continue holding gott. have other quite good RP and they get holds (j-hernandez, pena, karinchak, wittgren being the others for 5 spots (so i’m REALLY hoping for a hand implosion/injury). already dropped him in a 16 teamer (6 max RP slots) where saves are worth more than holds (but holds have value), and another 16 teamer too. had already found better options even before these 3 back to back to back blow ups earlier.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 year ago

La Stella, Gurriel, Chris Taylor, Kingery, Schoop ROS 2B? Kind of punted it which is ok rest of team is stacked.

Leaning towards La Stella.

Benched Lewis for Carlson double header. Don’t let doubleheader’s influence you, lol.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
1 year ago

Kyle Lewis dongerino!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

I hate F’n Closers!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

1st and 3rd 1 out – Mondesi strikes out on a curve low and inside… it hurts to watch his ABs

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

of course today is the first time i didn’t stream gio gonz in super deep league.

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

drop ramos for garver in OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added. all sorts of writers around here we’re sucking each other off mere weeks ago about how happy they were to use up picks where you should be going pitchers to draft a catcher, now he got dropped in this 14 teamer.

Trader
Trader
1 year ago

Made two trades on the weekend that I thought benefitted my team since I am last in pitching. Tough start on them with Santander doing well but what do you think moving forward?

1. My Santander and K Seager for his Buehler and D’Arnaud. I moved Choo into my OF to plug up the Santander hole.

2. My Dozier and May for his Karinchak and Lugo. I like Dozier but was able to grab D Smith off the wire to backfill him.

ryanoger
ryanoger
1 year ago

Start Bielak tonight home– vs Col?

Thanks grey

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  ryanoger
1 year ago

oh yeah

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago

Would you drop aquino in a keeper league, Keep 5 currently he is not one of my keepers

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
1 year ago

croenworth or bruce in NL only OBP over AVG, total bases added, net steals added.

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

10 team H2H points league

Which OF for rest of season?

Buxton or Dominic Smith

krazyivan
krazyivan
1 year ago

Sup Grey,
So glad that Mattingly so eloquently stated how I feel about umpires calling ball and strikes. https://twitter.com/jomboy_/status/1295439874343010305?s=21

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I’m rolling Gallegos and Miller in my SV+H league cause of all these doubleheaders – worked out today in G1 with Gallegos getting the dub and Miller with the SV

Trader
Trader
1 year ago

Houser at Pitts or Gausman home v Angels.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

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

y alvarez – 2 vs col, 2 @ col, 3 @ sd (sitting today with knee injury)
k tucker – 2 vs col, 2 @ col, 3 @ sd
c frazier – 1 vs bos, 3 vs tb, 3 @ nym
winker – 2 @ kc, 4 @ stl

thanks!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

I need last pitching slot for 5X5 Biweekly lineups. Out of Familia 4 games @ Mia; Eflin @ Bos; Skubal @ CWS or Ponce de [email protected] CHC. Seems a tough choice. I’d love your take on it
Thanks

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Pham to the IL sucks…& shortens my bench to just 1 bat.

With the open spot, would you add:

– Dominic Smith (has 1b eligibility & my only other 1B is Rizzo)
– Clint Frazier (been killin it since back)
– Jesse Winker (has also been killin it)
– Skubal – worth a sport start tomorrow @ CWS?

I also have J.A. Happ who i can drop (added as a stream last week, but has a nice matchup vs. NYM later this week)

thanks again in advance

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thank you.

would you also drop J.A. Happ or hold till after his start on 8/21 @ NYM?

thanks again

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

got it, thanks again!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

My SPs are Bauer,Corbin,Gallen,D May,Odorizzi,Kelly and Javier. Any room for Skubal in that group or hold tight? It’s a 12 team keeper. Thanks.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I am able to reserve Javier this week against the Rockies but he should be good after that. Skubal just got picked up anyway.

JP
JP
1 year ago

I have too many hitters and need to drop one for pitching, who should I cut:

C. Frazier, R. McMahon, Danny Santana, Sano or H. Dozier

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Odorizzi at home with the Brewers or Javier at the Rockies? Thanks.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Garver, Dr. Sean Murphy (The Good Doctor), or YOLO – (if YOLO I’m going Murphy)

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

fangraphs had a thing about his struggles and his number 1 problem is swinging and missing at balls in the zone

everything else about him is pretty much the same

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Currently own Garver… Sean Murphy, Martin Maldonado, Austin Nola are available

Do we hold tight or make a change. Have to be careful with streaming and really focus it on pitching because I only have 25 moves left this season. Thank you!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Sorry, last one for ya! Keeper league, currently in 1st, but obviously everything is in flux. Would you do any of these swaps? Any preference?

1. My Pearson (keep for $5) for his Luis Castillo (keep for $17)?

2. My Pearson, Schoop, $1 Kluber stash for his Castillo + Kenley Jansen?

3. My Pearson for his Jansen

Feels like 1 + 2 are both no brainers, 3 less clear…

Thanks!

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

Worth trading for Kimbrel? Looked better last couple…think there’s a good chance he gets the 9th back?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hey Grey – batty call for the week. Need to keep pace with SB (esp with my Acuna on the DL) but don’t want to fall too far behind on counting stats. With that in mind, I’m trying to find room for Berti in my weekly lineup (he’s been batting 8, but Marlins have 8 games this week and last week he stole 3 SB).

Would you sit Schoop to start Berti and make a run for more steals? Schoop has been meh of late but is hitting 4th or 2nd in 7 games @CWS and a Clev/Plesac-less @CLE.

Also, let’s cross our fingers that Tyler O’neill makes the most of his 9 games this week hitting cleanup!

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

This is definitely a make or break week for O’neill. I think they’re going to let him sit in cleanup all week though to show what he can do. So far he’s been hitting the ball hard and striking out less, so fingers crossed!

stef
stef
1 year ago

Looks like Reds are for sure playing tomorrow …

One last Q — R Nunez or JD Davis for the week?

ryanoger
ryanoger
1 year ago

10 team redraft holds league

I need to start swinging for the fences my team can’t catch a break—lost first 3 weeks–I’m 15 games back. Thoughts on my top needs/to dos? Trade one of my Aces for….?

c-Sanchez
1-alonso
2-villar
3-rendon
ss-story
OF-fletcher, lewis, calhoun
util-olson, swanson
bench- EE, Joc
IR-Danny Santana

SP- Lynn, Corbin, Sonny Gray, Giolito, Gonsolin, Bielak
RP- Ottavino, Britton, Workman, Hendriks, Will Harris

thanks man

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Good deal—everything else seem solid though?

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

Press over workman ? Or hold
Mize over odorizzi ,Pearson,Civale Or hold

183414
183414
1 year ago

I may be wrong, and given the way this abortion of a season has played out, that wouldn’t shock me. But after losing Stanton, Verlander, Pham, and essentially Snell (sat him for his last start), I’ve been very impressed with Clint Frazier and Jesse Winker. I also think Dylan Carlson (and Tyler O’Neill) will be playing almost every day. O’Neill has been a stud, and Carlson is a legitimate 5 tool player.
Bader is a 4th o.f., and Fowler has no power and no more speed. If I’m the Cards, and I believe Mozeliak is on board (though I’m not a fan of Shildt as of yet), their best chance of getting into the playoffs and making some noise is playing O’Neill and Carlson every day.
I would never rank Kole Calhoun over any of these guys. I guess if you can easily drop and claim any player you want on a daily basis. sure. But even in this shortened season, with only 6 weeks left, I’d rather have hitters who don’t really hurt you in any category or 2. Don’t get the strong recommendation of Kole Calhoun.

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
1 year ago

Grey –

I have a bunch of questionable 2 start options this week. Can you recommend 3 from the below:

Bassitt @Ari, v LAA
Canning v. SF, @Oak
Montgomery v Bos, @NYM
Paddack @Tex, v Hou
Skubal @CWS, @Cle

Thanks!

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Had not seen the Paddack news, thanks!

Dan Langford
Dan Langford
1 year ago

Need to add a streaming catcher this week (Austin Nola, Keibert Ruiz, or Nido)?

Need to drop someone out of Jorge Polanco, Kyle Seaver, Votto, JD Davis. Not sure who

Help!

Dan Langford
Dan Langford
Reply to  Dan Langford
1 year ago

Or pickup Roberto Perez

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Dan Langford
1 year ago

Maldonado’s in Coors, if he’s available.

DLev45
DLev45
1 year ago

Christian Vazquez or Severino?

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
1 year ago

Jairo Diaz or Sergio Romo?

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

@Grey – I’m currently rolling Solak out there as my 3B until the Reds are cleared to play and Suarez snaps out of his funk – you see him as being a better option than Danny Santana, Rio Ruiz or Donovan Solano? I went Solak over the weekend cause of Coors… but now that they are done there, I wanted to reevaluate

My format is the standard 5 cats with OPS, E, and Ks

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

I forgot about Launch Angle La Stella as well…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’ll stick with Solak then – i feel like you might have done a sleeper post on him

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I didn’t realize McNeil is back in there. he’s also available in my league – I’m tempted to stick with Solak though

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
1 year ago

Good afternoon from the east coast. In a point league weekly line up, this week coming up would you drop Cano or Happ for Tommy La Stella for 2B.? I like Happ for the rest of the year, Cano seems to still be hot after his IL start- however SON loves La Stella this week by a WIDE margin the points league hitter planner for the next 7 days – like 62 overall to 217….. i could see holding on to la Stella especially with his 1b availability

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You’re the man. Great minds! …. Or were both …… But nah.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

and Cano dumps all over my Stella move tonight!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Danny’s Antana, Hampson or Solak?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Or Lourdes Gurriel – thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

@Grey @Rudy – Does SON need an update for pitchers? I just checked and it’s still showing 8/16 values as “Live”

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

i second this question….. ;)

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Which two do you play this week:

Franmil @ PIT for 3
Eduardo Escobar vs OAK for 4
Renato Nunez vs TOR for 3 and Boston for 1

Thanks!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Which two do you play this week:

Franmil @ PIT for 3
Eduardo Escobar vs OAK for 4
Renato Nunez vs TOR for 4

Thanks!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  Jason Murray
1 year ago

Sorry for the double post…

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Asdrubal, Adell or Hampson to replace Pham ROS?

Philip
Philip
1 year ago

Grey, Rio Ruiz or Isaac Paredes this year and in a dynasty? Thanks!

philip
philip
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yes. They are calling up Paredes today, tomorrow, basically now, along w/ Skubal and Mize. Would you drop Ruiz for him in a dynasty league?

philip
philip
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do you have any faith in Rio Ruiz to become anything beyond a schmotato?

philip
philip
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, Grey! Me neither, although he’s delivering free stuff so far in 2020. Ruiz for president!

Rafael Kam
Rafael Kam
1 year ago

Here to offer Broken Pham-ate for your headline needs. Seeing people saying Mateo will slot right in. Should i make that waiver wire swap?

Rafael Kam
Rafael Kam
Reply to  Rafael Kam
1 year ago

or eff steals and go with Bohm…

Mex
Mex
1 year ago

who would you drop to use as a streaming option?
Glasnow, P. Lopez, G. Richards, Eleiser Hernandez, Hand

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Mex
1 year ago

edwin diaz is also an option

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gracias…Is Glasnow close to being droppable or do we ride him out for a couple more starts?

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
1 year ago

would you do Yuli Gurriel for Ramon Laureano and Sal Pereze?

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

i’m on the Yuli side by the way

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

i have hanser alberto at 3b and has not hurt me so far

i was offered the yuli trade and was going reject it but now i’m wondering if perez is going to be out with a concussion due the eye injury.

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thx grey

Coolwhip
1 year ago

Feels good to see Franmil finally coming through on that Sleeper post in this wacky year where nothing makes sense, haha. He’s made a massive improvement vs fastballs cutting him whiff% in half and doubling his AVG against including boost to contact rate and sweetspot% with an increased LA. Its happening!

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

haha man that dude is driving the struggle bus. May be just this crazy year and never found a rhythm.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

you can use this same line for Adalberto…

Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

Are you picking up Skubal in a 12 team mixed league?

Josh
Josh
1 year ago

You taking Verdugo or Dahl the rest of the way?

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
1 year ago

Morning Grey,
My pitching staff is pedestrian at best. I trust 3 of them. Bieber, Corbin and Snell. The back end is a mess. Stripling, Heaney and Canning. Would you outright drop any of these guys for a streamer slot? I have stashed Mize as well so will have to drop one to activate him.
Some available SP
P.LOPEZ
TURNBULL
CEASE
GAUSMAN
Thanks

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

Any hope for Amed Rosario at this point?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

My favorite Ruben Amaro Jr. tidbit was when the Phils fans dubbed him Ruin Tomorrow Jr. due his myopia.

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

He may end up having a great career when its all said and done, and he is probably a better “big-league hitter” than a fantasy contributor, but for Rhysus sakes, Hoskins is one of the most frustrating players to own. Going on 2 and a half years now of waiting for a similar HR binge to his initial call up has left my holy water dry. Am I making too much of it, or is it right to question this blind faith I have in the Philly 1baseman?
My roster has a Walker, and is he any less Christian than Rhysus himself? Thinking of making the switch, and it feels like a now or never scenario less I be relinquished to fantasy purgatory for believing in a false profit.

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up. We’re quietly dominating this 10 team , standard 5×5 (saves), roto league.

C: Garver
1B: Olson
2B: Villar
3B: Hanser Alberto (really helpful in average)
SS: Bogaerts
CI: Walker
MI: Brandon Lowe
OF: Harper
OF: JD Martinez
OF: Mike Yastrzemski
OF: Trent Grisham
UTIL: David Peralta
UTIL: Kyle Lewis
Bench: Yordan Alvarez (obviously he will be starting when his knee issue clears)
IL: Donaldson, Acuna

SP: Darvish, Giolito. Lamet, Wheeler, Odorizzi, Heaney, Houser
RP: Jansen, Melancon, Wick, Pressly, Romano (hoping he becomes closer)
NA: Plesac

1) Do I drop any batters for Bohm?

2) Do I drop any pitchers for any of these available guys:
-Elieser Hernandez
-Skubal
-Freddy Peralta
-Marco Gonzales

Thank you!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
1 year ago

Can we add maikel Franco to question 1. Thank you!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

drop touki or kikuchi for cease? thanks grey

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
1 year ago

My team is hurting at batting average.
Context:
Mondesi cratering my average … time to bench and wait for a hot steak. I’m leading my 12 team roto league in steals by 3 and ahead of 3rd by 9. Still ok for steals with him on bench.
Acuna out this week, need to find a replacement …
Question:
Top 2 of the following for upcoming week:
Piscotty ([email protected], 2 home vs Aizona, 3 home vs Angels)
Tyler O’Neil – 9 games!!
Hosmer – ([email protected], 2 home vs Texas, 3 home vs Houstone)
Cano – ([email protected] Miami, 3 home vs Yankees)
Bohm – ([email protected], [email protected], [email protected])
Christian Walker (2 home vs Oak, [email protected], [email protected])
Thanks in advance

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Quick follow up – currently have Bohm on my bench, in order to start O’Neill I would need to drop Bohm … still go O’Neill?

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Dr Sauce
1 year ago

Pitching Questions as wellnas follow up question above;
Also, have Flaherty, Lamet, Urias locked in as starters for upcoming week. Hoping for some guidance … need 3 of the following;
*my pitching is strong in Saves and Wins, average in ratios, hurting for K’s
Paxton – vs TB
Lester – vs CHW
Odorizzi – @KC
Rich Hill – vs Mil
Skubul – @CHW, and lineups for a second @ CLEV
Montgomery – vs BOS, @NYM
Peterson – @MIA, vs NYY
Bielak – vs Col, @ WASH
Gonsolin – vs Sea
Thanks again!

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

Which 3 to start;

Conforto – (7 games) [email protected], 3vNYY – leaning towards a must-start.
Franmil – (6 games) [email protected], 3vDET – been on FIRE, but concerned about his wrist sapping some power.
Kyle Lew – (7 games) [email protected], 2vLAD, [email protected] – when will the shoe drop?
Teoscar – (8 games) [email protected], 2vPHI, [email protected] – not sure about all the travel this week, rather he be at Buffalo. Puus, 2 of the 8 games will be 7 inningers.
Calhoun – (7 games) 2vOAK, [email protected], [email protected] – on an absolute tear, and hitting leadoff, bad parks this week.

Thanks!!

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Kyle Lewis on my bench really stings. I missed out on his 1st monster week of the season, and now the start of another week. Crappy

Henny
Henny
1 year ago

Great stuff as always

Pick 3 to start in week long 7×7 QS por favor:

Pearson, Minor, Odorizzi, Cease, Dobnak, Kelly

Thanks in advance!

Henny
Henny
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Pearson @BAL, @TB
Minor v SD, @SEA
Cease v DET, @CHC
Odorizzi v MIL
Dobnak @KC

Kelly plays Oakland and I’m not a single called organism so nvm on him

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

With the Clevinger situation I read what you said above-he is currently on my bench in h2h points-continue to hold or move on and stream his spot. Not sure when he will be reinstated and an empty spot is points lost.

Thanks

chris pierce
chris pierce
1 year ago

Skubul and Mize got the call. Grabbed skubul… can’t wait

dougie
dougie
1 year ago

New question,
Pablo Lopez. He’s been real good, Streamonator no likey. His next start Mets at home, worth the risk?

Wonder Boy
Wonder Boy
1 year ago

10 team H2H Roto redraft league: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and Ks, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

Drop anyone for Kole Calhoun, Dansby Swanson, Miguel Sano, Adalberto Mondesi, Jesus Aguilar?

C: Pedro Severino
1B: Dominic Smith
2B: Whitt Merrifield
3B: Renato Nunez
SS: Jonathan Villar
OF: Kyle Lewis
OF: Teoscar Hernandez
OF: Anthony Santander
UTL: Robbie Grossman
UTL: Ramon Laureano (just picked him up today because it’s last day of his suspension)

IL: Josh Donaldson, Ronald Acuna

Shane Bieber, Luis Castillo, Tyler Glasnow, Pablo Lopez, Kevin Gausman, Hyun-Jin Ryu

Gregory Soto, Tyler Duffey, Liam Hendricks, Trevor Rosenthal, Rafael Montero, Nick Anderson

IL: Justin Verlander

Thank you!!

TC
TC
1 year ago

10 team, keep 15. Standard roto scoring. Already have a balanced roster. Which side you want?
Meadows, Kelenic, and Dustin May or
Corbin, Pearson, and Castellanos

Thanks.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

I have a plethora of available starts in HTH this week. After Nola and Giolito, I only need 4 more. Who do I start?

Bassitt @ARI
Maeda v. MIL
Minor v SD
Kelly @OAK
Bassitt v LAA
Minor @SEA
Maeda @KC

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
1 year ago

Small sample size but Tyler O’Neil appears to be making better contact, swinging less, and striking out less. I picked him up in a couple leagues for all the cards ABs left to go around, but thinking he could be getting better. Here’s to hoping!

gary z
gary z
1 year ago

Hey Grey!
That sounds like quite a player your building w injuries to Yordan, Judge and others…Kapler for abs to complete your creation haha, dude is a beast, he’d be my pick to win a Royal Rumble vs the rest of the Giants players.

Mize just got called up, I have about 50 moves for the year left. Is he worth rostering and waiting to see how they will use him?

Thanks!

Gary Z

dougie
dougie
1 year ago

What do you think of Ryu in Baltimore today? Streamonater is meh on it. I am also , but I got needs, man. And one of them is for Ryu to go back to being a K/BB stud.

dougie
dougie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, Grey. You always know what I need to hear and I love the way mustache moves when you speak.
That wasn’t weird, was it?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 year ago

Would you drop Yarborough and Chirinos for Mize and Skrewball? Lol. I own Pablo Lopez too but I like his prospect for the future and ROS.

Is Dylan Carlson droppable when I have an OF of Betts-Springer-Loreano and JD Davis-Kyle Kewis UTIL spots and Mondesi ON THE BENCH (He’s been awful).

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

NUX
NUX
Reply to  TarmanGotHim
1 year ago

Skubal had a mean case of the covid, so I wouldn’t expect many innings for him to start. I think he is still building arm strength right now. They might throw someone like Fulmer behind him. That said, I own him in multiple dynasty leagues and am very very excited to see him throw Tuesday.

cmutimmah
cmutimmah
Reply to  NUX
1 year ago

This is true, assuming his normal pitch count per inning, his ceiling is probably 5 innings, but likely will get pulled after 4 or earlier if he gets in trouble.

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

Are you taking a shot at skubal? Huge k’s last year but only 40ip.

cmutimmah
cmutimmah
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

As a Tiger fan, I am higher on Skubal this year than I am Mize. Lefty, more polished, and the hype around him is more based on performance than pedigree. Lots of K’s at every level. Low walks at every level been less than 3 per 9in everywhere except AA where he was effectively wild since the Ks also increased. He should be a guy that keeps the WHIP down low even if he gives up a few homers.

Last year he had 179 Ks between high A and AA in 122.3 innings. And as you said, he got better at AA.

I really think Skubal is a guy that needed professional coaching, because the moment he left college, he’s been a totally different pitcher. At this point, I think he passed Manning in terms of prospect rank, and clearly passed Manning on the road to the pros.

He is risky (especially in a ratio season like this) but in AL only and more than 12 team leagues, I think he’s a must start.

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
1 year ago

Thoughts on Bielak next 2 starts and ROS?

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Home vs COL Home vs Sea

jon
jon
1 year ago

Keeper League:

Kyle Tucker for Jo Adell

jon
jon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Dynasty… can keep forever… might get a draft pick with Adell too. I own Tucker currently .

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

How about Giolito for Pomeranz? Desperate for saves

Fletcher or Semien?

pizza5788
1 year ago

Pablo Lopez or Jake Ordorizzi

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
1 year ago

With Pham hitting DL (hamate bone) who benefits most in SD? Croneworth , Naylor, Profar?