Yesterday, James Kaprielian went 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 2 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.53, and it’s time to dig in. Luckily, I watched him since it was an afternoon game. Looks like his sum is greater than his parts. Like a Honda. Ya know, no one ever talks about parts being better than a whole, which is always more likely. Like Tenet. Like The Irishman. Like a seven-course dinner anywhere. Amuse bouche? I’ll amuse you! Apps? Perhaps! Entree? Entry into my mouth! Cheese course? Okay, eff off. Mid-dinner sorbet to cleanse my palate? No, just bring me the damn dessert! So, Kaprielian appears to have a home run problem, but the Colossal-seum will help with that, and facing the M’s didn’t hurt. The command will be low 3-ish BB/9 with a 8.7-9.1 K/9. That’s roughly a high-3 to low 4 ERA with neutral luck, and a Streamonator call. Whispers softly, “He’s a mediOAKer starter.” Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Olson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .264. No lie, at this point, the best thing a player can do is just avoid the IL.

Marco Gonzales – Could return to the rotation next week. With a sore forearm? Yeah, that’s gonna be an mmkay from me, dawg. Marco’s gonna hit the IL again before you can say Polo.

Austin Hays – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. Brandon Hyde said, “Guess who I am,” and 99% of the population had no idea he was the O’s manager. More like Brandon Hyde’ing in plain sight. DJ Stewart, who has been hot, takes over for Hays.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, as he hits third. That’s right. Trey hits Trey. Must be easy for What’s His Face.

Luis Arraez – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain. Every baseball player this past offseason: “I think I’m going to lift weights,” then they lifted a canned ham and a tub of Cool Whip. (Except Vlad Jr. All praise to Vlad Jr.)

Byron Buxton – While trying to get healthy, he’s finding it hard to decelerate while running. Can the Twins cut a cartoon-like shape of Buxton out of the fence?

Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.62, as he was activated from the IL. He must be happy to return from his abscess. Hehe, that’s for the people having Siri read this shizz to them. I like Pineda, but he’s not so good I wouldn’t use the Streamonator.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. Still has about seven more homers in his bat until he goes ice cold again for four weeks.

Dee Strange-Gordon – Signed with the Cubs. From Ernie Banks to the Team That Signed A Stick Drawing Named Dee Stranger-Gordon That Was An Elaborate Banksy, a verbal history.

Nico Hoerner – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. Get well soon so I can do some more b’ing and m’ing about David Ross.

David Bote – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Has done little to nothing, but, with Nico in the Coerner nursing his hammy, Bote should get some playing time.

John Gant – 5 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 1.81. You’d think The Regression Fairies would see this guy’s sexy eh-eff locks of hair and flock, but nah. This guy is walking through the eye of a hurricane every start, and not getting wet. At some point, he will look like a wet rat. No offense to his hair. It is beautiful.

Tommy Edman – 2-for-4 and his 3rd and 4th homer. Also, in this game, Edmundo Sosa went 1-for-3, 2 RBIs, hitting .375. Too bad the Cards don’t have an Edhombre, or a Tommy Sosa, because that would’ve been lit for Elias Sports Bureau. I mentioned this yesterday, but Edmundo Sosa has been great, and he will be in this Friday’s Buy, which is already available at our Patreon.

Marcell Ozuna – Hit the IL with a dislocated middle and ring finger, and he is expected to miss six weeks. If MLB players were horses, there’d be a shortage of bullets and a surplus of glue. They should just put entire teams on the IL, then have another list for guys who can play.

Guillermo Heredia – 1-for-4, 1 run. Should get the bulk of the at-bats with Ozuna out like a Zune. Heredia is the kind of guy who should be 100% rostered in NL-Only, and streamed in mixers.

Austin Riley – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, and 12th homer this month. Haven’t seen a bat this smoking since a Hollywood Blvd. Batman was hitting a joint.

William Contreras – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Live with me for a second. In the 15 team league where I picked up Contreras, I got six homers yesterday, but wait there’s more! A lot more. It’s like that almost every day. I have 125 homers on the year. That’s roughly a 375 homer pace in a 15 team league! Olson, Treat, Vlad Jr. Adolis, Riley, Devers…Stacked like Dolly Parton in an IHOP.

Nick Pivetta – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.86. Regress, *itch! Sorry, was talking to a mosquito bite on my back.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .225. As Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!”

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.29. After his no-hitter on April 15th, I wrote, “(G)ive him the AL Cy and let’s stop playing games. He’s always struggled with command in previous years, and I don’t think we can say those problems are completely in the rearview, but you never know when a guy turns the corner. The stuff, as they say, is there, so, yes, I’d pick him up in all leagues.” And that’s me quoting me! Not gonna put anyone on blast, because we’re all Grey’s children, but someone yesterday asked if Rodon was a streamer, and I nearly had an aneurysm.

Michael Kopech – He fell off the mound, and limped off the field, because: 2021.

Billy McKinney – Before the game was rained out, he was going to hit cleanup the Mets. The Mets are trying to field a team so bad, they’re now starting guys who aren’t even on their team.

Brandon Belt – Hit the IL. For the 7th inning stretch, teams should line up three players in full-bodied casts and have them wheel after an ambulance.

Stefan Crichton – 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 6.59. Just out of curiosity, I went to look at the Player Rater to see how much Crichton is actually worth. He’s roughly worth about the same as the 800th best player. That is not worth it.

Nick Senzel – Hit the IL, and requires knee surgery. Senzel will miss two months, at least. This year a 20/20 player is someone who can get 20 IL stints and 20 times listed as day-to-day.

Tyler Naquin – Welp, I had my doubts about his playing time, but now that Senzel’s out until at least July, I’d grab Naquin in every league. Tyler Naquin is the 2021 shoe-in right now for the annual “Reds WTF HR Hitter” previously won by Scott Schebler, Scooter Gennett, Derek Dietrich, and Aristedes Aquino.

Lance McCullers – Hit the IL with shoulder soreness. Why do I feel like I’m gonna hit the IL just writing about MLB players?

Framber Valdez – Will make his season debut on Friday. The chance that he is a top 25 starter from this point forward is about as likely as him having a setback and being unable to pitch again for three months. I’m not being facetious. Look around the league, it’s a very real possibility. I am absolutely pumped about the return of Predator blood, which sounds like what Harvey Weinstein calls his penis.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .311. Solid bounce back for Altuve, which is surprising because you wouldn’t think something so low to the ground could bounce very high.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .269. What, was Joe Kelly not available?

Bryan Abreu – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save, as Ryan Pressly was posing for a sketch drawing for a milk carton. Pressly hadn’t been used in the last few days, and Dusty said he had a stiff neck. I grabbed Ryan Stanek in every league where I could, but this sounds day-to-day vs. long-term.

Luis Garcia – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.93. Big start vs. the Dodgers. Loving what I’ve seen from this guy. Built like an ox. Like an old school starter. They don’t build them like this any more. I sound like such an old man. Someone check Grey for gray.

Tyler Glasnow – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.57. Conspiracy Theory Alert! The Rays/Dodgers have avoided most of these silly soft tissue injuries, because they played the most games last year, so they’re able to stay healthier this year. Bellinger’s the only real injury, and that was super fluky, and not soft tissue nonsense. What do you think? Am I full on Triscuits or only slightly crackers?

Andrew Benintendi – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .282. Went to look at his stats, because I was wondering if he’s gotten “better.” Meh, he’s better than 2020, but it would be hard to be worse. He’s pretty much on par with his 2019 season — 15 HRs, .270. Lowercase yay.

David Dahl – Hit the 10-day IL with a bruised rib. You gotta braise those things! This does answer the question about Dahl: Can he still get injured even when he no longer holds any promise? A resounding yes! Jason Martin was called up. “Jason Martin graduates! Jason Martin graduates!” Sorry, that happens to me every time someone has the last name Martin. One day I’m gonna be at a funeral chanting, “Aunt Clara Martin graduates! Aunt Clara Martin graduates!” Any hoo! Jason Martin was hitting well in the minors (7 HRs, 2 SBs, .302), but screams Quad-A. Worth monocle’ing.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.61. Sonavabench! Is the universe mocking me? Is it going out of its way to make me feel pain? I started this schmohawk every start for the last two months, and he finally throws decently — more than 4 IP! Though, still less than 70 pitches, dubya tee eff? — and he’s on my bench. I’m glad he got pitchslapped by Eric Lauer. That’ll teach him.

Triston McKenzie – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.94, as he was recalled only a few days after he was sent down, due to Plesac’s runnin’ wild like Hulk Hogan. Triston figured out the way to fix his problems: start every time vs. the Tigers.

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.72. Surprised his ERA is that high. Granted, it’s not as surprising or depressing as it was yesterday realizing that Danny Glover was only 41 years old when he said, “I’m too old for this shit.”

Justin Upton – 1-for-5 and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. On Tuesday, I said he’d homer again on Wednesday, and today I say BEHOLD MY POWERS.

Taylor Ward – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .227. The Marla Gibbs Line! Still pretty much under assumption that Ward is an AL-Only, but maybe in a deeper mixer. By the way, if you have to ask if your league is deep enough, it’s not.

Griffin Canning – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.40. Dropped him after his last start, and ain’t looking back. Like a shark, gotta keep moving forward, and don’t try that shizz where you punch me in the nose. I will bite.

Dane Dunning – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.75. This start was in the Big A (hehe), and this is not your slightly older cousin’s Angels. This club can hit.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .209. Joey Gallo didn’t get better for average, but, through perseverance and drive, he was able to hang on long enough until hitting .210 actually seemed good.

Adolis Garcia – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer, hitting .288. On the Player Rater, Adolis is around the best outfielder for the season, about the same as Acuña. Ya know, just as we all figured.

Nate Lowe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .265. Can’t believe the Rangers actually pulled a fast one on the Rays, by getting Lowe. And the Rays had the advantage of being able to save on uniforms, by shoving two guys simultaneously into the Lowe jersey, and three once Josh Lowe comes up.

Luke Voit – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. He started feeling it last Saturday, and thought, “Well, isn’t that oblique? Don’t cha think?”

Corey Kluber – Hit the IL with a subscapularis muscle strain and will be shut down for at least four weeks. It’s the Curse of Johnny Vander Meer! Leave us alone, JVM! You ghost bully! Ooh, Ghost Bully, that sounds like a dope movie. “I’m going to take the long way, this drawbridge doesn’t seem sturdy.” Ghost Bully, “BOO HOO, BABY’S SCARED.”

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
1 year ago

ok, this is just silly, reyes goes 2 innings all sorts of other times (yes went yesterday i guess, but off 2 days before yesterday), they want him to get to 80-100 innings this year, so put in ponce with guy on 2nd to start the 10th. jebus. somebody’s finding gold in their mattress or thinks they are here for sure.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves

that’s lucky j.rojas desert (the good one) didn’t tag up on first batter where he clearly could’ve gotten to 3rd. and since ponce just throws 95’s up they all make contact, would’ve had to get real lucky to get out of that with win if rojas does his job.

JC
JC
1 year ago

Matt Chapman is bad at baseball. Been over one year in”real”time since he was decent. Strikeouts is a category so he actually is a hindrance. Ok, his hip is still bad. I feel badly for him and me. The best on the wire is Longo so that blows. What to do?
Been a good day with Stammen and D Williams blowing it today. Ok thanks.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

Sorry to bother you Grey, but another owner offered me Nate Lowe and Adbert Alzozay for Matt Chapman (I’d drop Brubaker). I’m thinking yes in a 12-team keeper league, but what say you?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Ozuna just dropped in my league, the day after he was offered to me in a trade lol. I have OFs coming out my ass, but gotta put in a claim for him, right?

Tbone
Tbone
1 year ago

Castillo/Solak for Trevor Rodger/Stroman

Dynasty keeper league

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Drop Clase for Diekman or Rogers?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Chad Green in for the save

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ah, the Jays’ announcers didn’t know why, so I went and grabbed Green in a couple leagues.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

chapman “illness” last 2 days. good news is though they stopped using jonny lasagna deeper than green, been a few weeks the other way

blooper
blooper
1 year ago

Start Wood at LAD?

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

Would you pick up Framber or Luis Garcia over either Mahle or Desclafini in a 12 team H2H league with QS, Ks, ERA, WHIP, and K/9?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

What’s up man? So I have been trying to get Franco via trade. Got an offer today from owner. I get Franco, Luis Garcia and Yermin Mercedes. I give up Lance Lynn, M Semien and Yodan Alvarez. Who wins that trade? Gonna try and remove Alvarez and Mercedes from the trade. The league is a 3 man keeper league. I will have Trout, Franco and Buehler/Ohtani going forward. Currently 3-4 and if I’m honest with myself prob not gonna win a Chip this year. What do you think? Is he worth the hype and do you pull the trigger? Thanks Grey

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Mike
1 year ago

i doubt many opp’s consider yermin and y.alvarez equal to take off the table if your opp had previously agreed to this.

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

Hey Grey! Manoah rocks, but if I can trade him in a keeper QS league with grossman to get Musgrove (non keeper)+ a strong closer, no brainer right?

Scrapski
Scrapski
1 year ago

Framber or eflin?
Roto 5×5
Thanks Grey

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I know that good pitching is so easy this year that one needs to re-imagine a high border to advance from steamer to solid SP. I assume McClanahan is not yet near that border ; i.e, he’s still a streamer.

CP
CP
1 year ago

Adames or Rodgers?

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Hello Grey,

12 Team H2H 6×6 QS Saves only

Please rank these closers for saves ROS:

Staumont, Dolis, Clase, Fry

Thanks

H
H
1 year ago

Pts league: Luis Garcia, Yusui Kikuchi, Sonny Gray, need 2. Thank you!

MrBaseball
MrBaseball
1 year ago

Wait until called up to Majors yahoo settings
Keeper League Keep 10 players

these are the best players I feel to draftI have number 1 waiver position
not sure if Rodriguez or witt or torkelson will be promoted this yearI
I will lose my waiver position for next year –

would you gamble and wait for Julio Rodriguez Bobby Witt Jr.   Spencer Torkelson  
or draft Manoah

I can use both hitting and pitching

thanks

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  MrBaseball
1 year ago

If you’re going to lose your waiver position for next year, I’d pick up Manoah. I don’t think either J-Rod, Witt Jr., or Torkelson is getting called up this year(maybe September).

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? I know Manoah’s doing good…sheesh! It’s early, but the doode looks the part. Happy Poop:)

From what I’m reading, it sounds like it’s time to put in a bid for Luis Garcia and cut a pitcher. Thinking it’s Singer, but also have Bundy, Eovaldi, and Marquez (who I just picked up) to choose from. What say you?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would losing Bundy, Eovaldi, or Marquez be worth opening up a streaming spot (e.g., Dievi Garcia, Vladimir Gutterrez, JT Brubaker, etc.)?

Thanks as always…

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks G!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Somebody really wants my Adolis. They’ve offered:
Clecinger, reyes, and Edman
Or
Santander, edman, and Luis Garcia

Either of those hours?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So neither?

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

deals like this (3 for 1’s) unless you just lost 2 people for long time would involve drops (2). who would those be? if this is really deep league the drops probably don’t matter much but here we have no idea. if site allows you to immediately DL clevinger that version would only involved 1 drop obv. or you have a good comish that would give back the drop if doing the clevinger one.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Manoah is straight up dealin right now.

Harris
Harris
1 year ago

It’s officially start anyone against the Mets. I picked up Gomber, dropped him for Merrill Kelly next week, who also gets Milwaukee.

Harris
Harris
Reply to  Harris
1 year ago

I had a question to. I can only keep 8 SPs, and I’ve been juggling the roster to keep Ynoa. Is he worth all the juggling?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Love seeing the family there for the debut.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No doubt. I’ve had Lopez, Hendricks, and Manoah going on an RCL team. 2.25 ERA/0.75 WHIP with 17 Ks and (hopefully) 2 wins. Makes me think I need to bench Alex Wood @ Dodgers so he doesn’t ruin it. I won’t though.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

this is completely hilarious and funny since batters have done stuff clearly like this to win batting “titles”.
https://www.nbcsportsedge.com/edge/baseball/mlb/player/20038/jesse-winker

i wish they indexed the names of the rotoworld writers, sometimes they got good stuff. others they mix up completely basic stuff like calling team x team y and such too.

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

France or Rodgers? Thx.

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN points, ROS only

Manoah available on waivers….would you drop any of the following to get him?

Please rank drop order if possible

Kyle Hendricks
Bundy
Charlie Morton
Mahle

Thanks

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Did you see that crazy Baez play? Unbelievable. The Pirate 1st baseman chases him back toward home instead of going back to the bag for the 3rd out. Lets a run score and Baez get to first.

i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i got irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

i love how rotoworld described w.craig here as the “worst defensive play in baseball history”. gotta be others at least close to this stupid. literally forgot 1B is always force out unless the guy got to it first.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Zero awareness there by Craig

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Tim Anderson is out AGAIN!!! What a time to be alive… looks like I may have injuries to Anderson, Story, and Alvarez all after it was announced Bellinger is coming back. I officially retire from Fantasy Baseball

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So it looks like AZ is doing their 2 games on 1 game off with Carson Kelly – you still like him as a top 3 catcher cause I’m thinking of dropping him for Gary Sanchez to try to get more ABs

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Story hurt. Looks like I picked up Crawford just in time.

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

Wow.Manoah just ate up Judge.

packers2018
packers2018
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Do you trust Sheffield vs Texas and Lyles in his next start? Son is at +13.

Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Lourdes flailing away aimlessly for a month: Mgr bumps him from 7th to 6 FB in the lineup.

Lourdes raises his BA 60 points in 2 weeks: Mgr moves him back to 7th.

Managing a baseball team is easy! Just do the dumbest shit imaginable with neither rhyme nor reason and hope for the best, or something.

Lucky Dlg
Lucky Dlg
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

*th

Not FB

Wtf autocorrect, it’s like you’re not even trying any more.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Trevor Story is out of the game in the bottom of the 4th… Gary Cohen made a joke saying he’s either hurt or traded… PRAYER HEXAGON!!!!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

looks like he was pulled with “arm tightness”. ill take one side of the hex…

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

Hiura is just shitting the bed since he came back
With Belinger coming off of the IL Saturday I was going to cut Cooper. ( he pinch hit today) but now I am thinking it’s Hiura
Your thoughts.

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

woah, we got lucky wong did that on short day, if it was normal day he’d have likely been benched. came in got a hit and 2 steals, making it probably his best game of the year for value in these steals dearth’d times. even more so in net steals where he’s gotten caught a fair amount of times (twice, his net steals on year was 1 while having 3 steals before now).

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

Hazaa I own a new Riley thanks for the help today it cost me a Trevor Rogers.
With the Synder news who is the better IL stash, Sixto Jesus or Hernandez

thx homie!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Looks like Villar doesn’t have a carpe blanche with stealing bases – he’s been on base a ton over this double header and not one SB attempt. Hopefully this provides a reverse jinx and he gets one next AB

Drew
Drew
1 year ago

Thanks, as always, Grey! Which side you like in OPS keeper: Yelich and Carlson for Woodruff and Walsh?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. would you start any of these guys next week?

mcclanahan – @ nyy, @ tex
garcia – vs bos, @ tor
minor – vs pit, vs min
m kelly – vs nym, @ mil

thanks!

Chris
1 year ago

10 team H2H points league

Madrigal or Wendle ROS?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

n 12 team Fantrax league & my hitting is sucking with so many injuries. 9 bench spots BUT no DL. Last week I dropped my C to field a team in the other hitting slots. I have Nico, Bader, Comforto, Alonso, & Springer on the DL with Manny DTD (just put him on the DL already).
The easiest drops seem to be Bader then Nico. I also have Karinchak (leaving just Kennedy & Neris as closers) as a 3rd drop if needed to field a full team (incl C) this week.
1) So the order of my drops should be Bader, Nico, Karinchak (or Logan)?
2) Priority of who I keep Machado, Springer, Alonso, Comforto??
3) Best Bats:
Refsnyder (7 games @ Balt /@ KC)
E Sosa (6 [email protected]/ Cin tough pitching matchups)
Cesar 7 Games (CHW/ @ Balt)
Duvall (6 games @ Tor/@Pit)
Ward or Upton (6 [email protected] SF/ Sea)
Brown (6 games (@Sea/@Col)
Dalbec (7 games @Hou/@NYY)
Bote (7games SD/@SF)
Schoop (6 games @ MIL/@CHW)
DJ (6 games Min/Cle)
Dom Smith (7 games @SD/@ Ari)

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Add H Dozier if he comes back Tues as expected ((6 games Pit/Min)

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Stream MadBum vs the Cards tomorrow?

Scott
Scott
1 year ago

Drop Kepler or McCutchen?

bigbear
bigbear
1 year ago

12 team, Roto, redraft

Framber is an FA. Options to drop are: Solak or Santander are my only hitter options. Have 4 wannabe closers that are options and hope for SAGNOF later: Rogers, Graveman, Romano, Antone.

Who’s the drop? Hold?

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey!

bigbear
bigbear
1 year ago

Need some help on a 12 team H2H redraft. Standard scoring and line ups (2 UTs, 2 SP, 2 RP, 4 P).

C – IKF
1B – Belly (IL) Just dropped Cron to grab Ray – with Belly back soon
2B – Gurriel, Brujan, Chisholm
3B – Devers
SS – TreaT, Tim-A
OF – Kelenic, Laureano, Blackmon
IL – Alonso, Grisham

SP – Cease, Hendricks, Wood, Stroman, Ray, Paddack, Garcia, Hill, Bundy
RP – Rodriguez, Melancon, Graveman
IL – Sale, Thor

Only cats I’m consistently winning is SB and SV. I feel like HR and RBI will be competitive once Belly is back. And R and AVG should be competitive is schmoes would tato.

Some “notable” hitter FA:
Profar, Bell, Joc

Pitcher FA:
Alzolay, Gonsolin (IL) Mize, JoMo, Kikuchi, Poteet, Manoah, Severino, Singer, McKenzie, Gilbert, Pearson

1. Any of those FA hitters of interest over anyone I currently have? Bell?
2. Who’s the drop for Alzolay?
3. Any other moves?

Prayer requests:
A. Duct tape keeps holding Wood and Hill together.
B. Paddack trusts his duct tape more.
C. Of course, there is no C.
D. Ray doesn’t Ray.
E. Hendricks has turned the corner.
F. Bundy’s sacrifice at the altar of the baseball gods is pleasing to reverse his luck.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

“Wow” on Bundy… At least Bundy and Hendricks are only reclamation projects on my team.

Thanks for your time and sage advise!

brett
brett
1 year ago

10 team, redraft league

See if I can flip my Adolis Garcia for Buehler or Woodruff?

Thanks!

NUX
NUX
Reply to  brett
1 year ago

100 percent, Yes. And report back if you can actually pull that off

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Pablo Lopez deserves so much better than the Marlins.
Also Marcus Stroman deserves so much better than the Mets.

It’s gotta be maddeningly a SP to know you have to be *absolutely perfect* to even sniff a W.

7 IP, 2 ER L, 5 K would be good enough for a W on most teams facing a back of the rotation spot starter. Gah!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

there’s probably some smart pitchers fully aware of wins not being a skill stat for them.

Luke
Luke
1 year ago

Grey, I was proposed Bieber and Kiriloff for Soto and Mize, my team sucks and my pitching especially sucks. But losing Soro would create a problem for my already weak outfield as well. Should I hold?

Thanks

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Luke
1 year ago

I’d hold. Soto is the best player in that deal.

Selling high on Bieber & buying low on Soto is a smart move for the Bieber owner, but you’re not obligated to take it.

Seems fair tho

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Well, that’s a nice start to the day. 12 IP/1 ER between Stroman and Marquez.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

I had Stroman + Lopez, so I’m feeling those feels too (+/- an ER)

Go us!

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
1 year ago

Grey,

A guy in my league just offered me Freeman for Winker. Non keeper 5×5 cat. I feel like this is a no brainer, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t consult with you. Winker has crazy good numbers, but Freddie…

King James
King James
1 year ago

Hey Grey Al bright you are. Have Conforto. Waiver wire best are Dalbec, C Hernandez, Pavin Smith, Alex Dickerson, Taylor Walks, Brandon Belt. Drop? If so, best 5×5 EOS of the above. It I could ride it out. I hope you are having a great week.

TJ
TJ
1 year ago

Not that I have many replacements for this, but are Dylan Bundy & Jon Gray droppable? Bundy was so good to start the year, then we have his peripherals that make him seem good. Would you hold or just drop?

Gray is just me wanting to feel close to you.. errr.. I mean I like his postpostpostpostpostpost hype

Q
Q
1 year ago

Villar or Jorge Polanco in an OPS league? It’s H2H so individual cats not as important as overall

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
1 year ago

Aw man, no Gallegos razzing today?

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

True. Was an odd/funny scene tho.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No other umpire ever said anything about it. West was waiting for him to come in.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

since nobody else’s hat was forcibly removed we know what’s really going on here right, larussa recently had some real pull in the league offices, suddenly in a game that’s close where his team is barely losing in a super high leverage spot that hat b.s. starts up. what should be having to happen is now everybody’s hats/clothes with markings on them would be checked, slowing the games into utter joke, obv that won’t happen. nobody stopped altuve having radio transmitters sticking out of his jersey. also entirely possible it’s also j.west situation, where pretty much any other ump would’ve told larussa to go F himself when prompted.

– during game edmonds (who needs to be in EVERY game, he’s the only non idiot on that commenting team) said that smartest thing “anybody trying to cheat wouldn’t have it clearly on their hat” (i.e. it’d be hidden in the glove like everybody does). while that’s not exactly true (see numerous examples of jerseys/hats with far more shit on them than gallegos had) it’s probably mostly true.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
1 year ago

what vin said makes sense too, entirely possible j.west by himself going entirely rogue on this. but that dude’s been around longer than any ump ever, we’re to believe that he tries to remove ANY/ALL jerseys/hats that have gunk on them, nope he doesn’t. this was a tag team’d effort (or west just got it in his head to start this gibberish lately)

Paulfry
Paulfry
1 year ago

Love the writeups and analysis on this site. But may I suggest you remove all video and only accept static advertisements? The site seems so bogged down, it is sometimes completely unusable.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Paulfry
1 year ago

The best $10 you will spend this year. And you’ll get the Friday afternoon Buy/Sell a few days early, plus the HitterTron and StreamOnator. Can’t talk this up enough.

Estodo
Estodo
1 year ago

In a H2H keeper league what side do you prefer – JD and Bregman for J.Ramirez and Nola(sp) or wheeler?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Is it time to sell high on Adolis Garcia? What’s your long term profile for him in a keeper league ?What level of starting pitcher would you demand/expect for him in a keeper league where Adolis is a $1 keeper?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Currently have Y. Diaz at 3rd-not playing today and off tomorrow. Looking to replace-my only two choices are-drum roll-

Berti-today vs Phil and then 3 @ Bos and two lefties

Longoria-4 games at LA and Buehler, Urias and Kershaw.

Just need someone to hit and for the weekend. Hopefully next week Moustakas is back or I can make a trade.

Thoughts?

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Guess I fell asleep on that one-who would you choice for rest of weekend?

thanks

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
1 year ago

Happy Thursday!

Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to pick up a few players that have been dumped by impatient owners ( Starling and Alonso).

Austin Riley is now on the waiver wire. Must add? And if so who is the drop?

12 team Yahoo H2H 6×6 (OBP and S/H)

C- Vazquez
1B- Kirriloff
2B- Gleyber
3B- Devers
SS- Bichette
OF- Acuna / Lourdes / Yordan
Util- Franmil / Tapia
Bench- Alonso
IL- Starling

SP- Ryu / Rodon / Fried / Cease / McCullers / Sonny / Alzolay / Duffy / Boyd
RP- Devin Williams / Clase / Diekman
IL- Framber

Thinking Boyd even though that will give me more bats than I’m used to carrying.

Also, still holding Duffy?

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Bump Wills
Bump Wills
1 year ago

Speaking of strikeouts…

There were 94 100-strikeout seasons from 1900 to 1963.
But in 2019, the last full, 162-game season before COVID-19,
171 players struck out 100 times.

What a joke. It used to be just big time power hitters, now there are guys striking out 100 times who have no business striking out 100 times.
Now we have people like nose-picking Joe Torre bastardizing baseball with absurd rule changes to make games shorter. Hello? Strikeouts, walks and commercials have made baseball games 3-4 hour marathons, not anything else.
Change the hitting philosophy and leave baseball alone!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

In a league with a max of 50 moves. Is Luis Garcia worth picking up? I would have to drop Duffy, Bundy, Cease or Luis Castillo to do it. Is there room for him when that rotation is healthy?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No he’s on the IL. I could move another player to the IL and drop him though. I agree with you that his injury sounds like something that could possibly linger. These damn limited. moves leagues really make you analyze every move.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So just to be clear, you think Luis Garcia is worth the move? The Astros pitching is stacked!

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
1 year ago

Start Cody Poteet @ BOS (MPerez) this weekend?
(-32.4 on the streamonator ranking)

You said he seems like a pitcher to have success against a team seeing him for the first time.

Normally I wouldn’t ask a question as crazy as this but his stuff looks interesting (albeit against bad teams), and Marlins pitching has been legit. And I held him cause he has a matchup with PIT the following week, but figured I’d be even crazier not to check with you.

Thoughts?

Los
Los
1 year ago

1. Still a Sonny Gray believer this year? Maybe looking to trade for him since my SPs this year are unbelievably bad (Castillo, Maeda, Plesac, Paddack)

2. Would you drop Staumont for Taylor Rogers (MN) or Trivino or Clase?

Thanks!

happyharry
happyharry
1 year ago

Hey Grey, great job! 12 team, H2H. I have two, maybe three going on IL. How do rank these-need top 4.
E.Rosario, Hiura, Lux, Pham, Happ, C.Frazier, Margot, Villar, Urshela……thanks man!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

playing trade games today… worth trying to trade for Riley??? would replace Donaldson in my lineup OBP league.

pitchers i own are Gray, Musgrove, Snell, Sandy A, Trev Rogers, Rodon, Peralta .. it is a weekly league so i has to bench one every week anyway. Who would be the offer if Riley is worth it?

I feel like my hitting will be stacked but oh man injuries! own yell, Bell, Seager, Franimals thank f for Adolis!!

Have a good day friendo

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you want Riley over the Josh Donald?

Finding Castillo
Finding Castillo
1 year ago

Are you still holding Castillo??!

I dropped him, but nobody put a claim in and I’m wondering if I should scoop him back up.

Thoughts?

Donuts Forever!
Donuts Forever!
1 year ago

Please rank Nate Lowe, Kirilloff, and Sano as 1B options in a redraft league. Thanks!

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

Franchy sent down to AAA, is it Duran time?!?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Jay
1 year ago

Na they are going to go back to 14 pitchers

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Jay
1 year ago

He wasn’t gonna play alot with DannySantana getting whatever was left of his share of ABs for now. Duran is playing for Olympic team so itll be at least another week or two if not more. Hope its somehow sooner, but reading the tea leaves doesn’t give us that impression

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

From a friend, thought y’all would find interesting:

Active players with more walks than K’s

Pujols: 1,334 > 1,321

That’s it. At least of guys currently in the top 100 of walks or strikeouts.

Alex Bregman is one of the closest to being equal in the two categories. He’s at 329 walks and 368 strikeouts. He’d be a candidate to get there long term. In 2016-2017, he had 70 walks and 149 strikeouts. From 2018 up to the present, he’s at 259 walks and 219 strikeouts.

I can’t help but turn back the clock and marvel at guys like Gwynn and Boggs.

Gwynn finished with 790 walks and 434 strikeouts. His career high in strikeouts was 40 in 1988 when he still won the batting title.

Boggs had 1,412 walks and 745 strikeouts. His only season with more strikeouts than walks was 1998 (54 to 46) when he was 40.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I am worried he could lose it if he keeps getting ABs!!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

Hey to the Hey!!!

If someone else has asked or I missed a blurb lately, my apologies, but have you taken a position on how long of a leash we should have with Kelenic? I mean, I remain full of nothing but hope and patience, but he’s gone from lowering my BA to taking up a bench spot. I wish he could be more like our little Austin Riley.

I am also soooooo tempted to start Manoah, but I see you told another commenter no above. I thought you were going balls of steel with him yesterday . . . doesn’t the double-header help him a tad if NYY gives a guy the afternoon off?

Lurrrrrrrrrveskironis!

negatto
negatto
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Kelenic is hitting everything hard, they just aren’t dropping yet. i watch a lot of the Mariners games.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  negatto
1 year ago

wow had no idea how right this is, .262 expected average (this site’s tool, a free one, like FIP vs ERA) vs whatever his actually bad looking one is (i know what it is, it’s around 100 points worse). if he had more at bats he’d at least be in running for worst luck AVG in league i’d think (i checked, it’s 4th worst luck on AVG)

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Machado is out again today. He now has missed 7 straight games. Maybe the padres can keep him on the bench until the all star break without putting him on the IL. The dtd injury designation is meaningless.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

go tell ATL before ozuna gets to 7 days+, and kluber with NYY. neither is close to 7 days… yet so we won’t know for a while possibly.

citizen5
citizen5
1 year ago

Looking for QS and Ks ROS
Drop any of the following SPs for Luis Garcia?
Luzardo, McClanahan, Alzolay

Thanks in advance,

Pops
Pops
1 year ago

Gentlemen and five ladies,

Are we starting JoMo at home against the Jays today? SON is a solid “meh”

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m also a resounding “meh.” But like the earlier commenter, I should be on the fantasy manager IL, as many times as I’ve screamed “sonavabench!” So trying to do the opposite of what I’d normally do, see if that helps.

JoMo has been hot, but is facing a strong offense in a hitters park. I should therefore sit him. So clearly I should start him. But am I the type of man who gambles on pitchers who are rolling? Clearly, I should sit him. But the fantasy gods would know that I know that I should sit him. So I should start him.

Inconceivable!

Limpy Mickey Rivers
Limpy Mickey Rivers
1 year ago

The Yankees Mike Ford looks like a cop.
Why do the Stanks always have several guys that look like cops?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Limpy Mickey Rivers
1 year ago

Because of the stache only rule. And 1B generally have a nice sized belly. Simple as that.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Grape Popsicle Day!

I know how much you like catcher questions, so…

– Currently have Sean Murphy, but William Contreras is available and Christian Vazquez was just dropped. hold on Murphy or add one of the above?

Also:

1.) Is Brujan still worth holding in redraft leagues or cut loose until there’s more definitive info on his call-up?
2.) SON Loves Lucchesi in the early match vs. COL – you starting him?
3.) SON likes Mitch Keller tomottoe vs. COL too… worth a stream?

Thanks as always!

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Contreras over Narvarez ROS?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

regarding Brunjan, my current roster listed below. I could probably use the batty-call today with Altuve & Freeman having no games & Jazz not starting…

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: C. Kelly
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: Bohm
OF: Laureano, Adolis, K. Lewis
UTL: Mercedes
BN: Hiura, Jazz Chisholm (DTD), Brujan (NA)
SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Means, Sonny Gray, Boyd, Heaney, D. Peterson
RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy

IL: Springer, F. Reyes, F. Valdez, Graveman
NA: W. Franco

thanks again…again