One day, late-summer, when your cousin, who you don’t like, started posting her kids going-back-to-school pictures on Facebook and a Russian troll farm began mining said pictures and getting your cousin’s kids to distribute propaganda, your so-called ace, James Paxton, decided to show up and be spoken for, after five months of grueling ‘what’s wrong with him/is there something wrong with him/is there something wrong with us for not accepting James Paxton for who he is’ questions. Yesterday’s Paxton line of 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.16, was what we signed up for! (If we signed up for it, I didn’t, but that’s semantics.) If you drill down on Paxton — hey now! — his velocity is relatively samesies; his K/9 is fine; his walks are up (3.4 BB/9); his FIP is the highest it’s been in almost five years and he’s getting choked by the long ball like a zipper on a senior. This looks like poor luck and worse command. For 2020, a lot depends on how much the ball is flying out still, and I imagine a lot, but it’s hard to not think he should rebound, no matter what your cousin’s brats’ leaflets say.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 33rd and 34th homer, hitting .237. Sanchez has 34 homers and 11 doubles and that’s basically the 2019 stat line in a nutshell and there’s nothing odd about the baseball at all.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer as he returned from the IL. Edwin can hit homers with a fractured wrist as long as he has his parrot. “Polly want homers!” Chillax, Polly!  “Polly. Wants. Homers.”

Brett Gardner – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. Oddly enough, he’s also been thrown out of 20 games. 19 for arguing with umps, once after someone mistakenly thought he was an alien from Mars Attacks! Their exclamation, not mine.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. Member when Aaron Judge hit homers and not “everyone but Aaron Judge?” Good times!

Jack Flaherty – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.14. In his last 70 1/3 IP, his ERA is 0.90. Somewhere, my “reason for drafting German Marquez this year after his huge 2nd half last year” is howling in laughter.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-3 and his 25th homer. OZUNA homer and feel brand new. OZUNA love new-OZUNA smell.

Dereck Rodriguez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.15. I was intrigued by Der-Rodri coming into this year for deep leagues, but, at this point, I don’t trust him no matter where he’s pitching or who he’s facing.

Adam Eaton – Out with a bad bone bruise, or if George Thorogood is reading, a bruise that’s bad to the bone.

Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 32nd homer, hitting .299. His name is Sexy Dr. Pepper, but he’s so dependable and more like Classic Coke.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.76 vs. Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.60. Scherzer didn’t look that sharp, but neither pitcher looked as bad as their lines appear. It’s just 2019, man.

Edwin Diaz – 0 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 5.65, 6th blown save, moves record to 1-7, and about a week after the season ends it’s revealed the Mets ignored Diaz when he said his elbow needs surgery. Crazy that Mickey Callaway (or any manager) hitches his wagon to any closer that is clearly leading him to getting fired.

Pete Alonso – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 44th homer. Albombso!

Jeff McNeil – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .323. I liked McNeil a lot in the preseason, but all of my preseason enthusiasm for David Fletcher should have been harnessed towards McNeil too.

Brandon Nimmo – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (2), hitting well since his return from the IL, but Nimmo’s more of an NL-Only play for now, unless you find yourself in a jam or being flushed down a toilet.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.28. Here’s a good comparison:  look at what Verlander just did to the Blew Kays and what Faultyelbowitz did. Obviously, every pitcher isn’t Verlander, but there’s a stark difference.

Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. I’m hesitant to shine a hot schmotato light on Tellez, because the Kays could do something inexplicable like start Smoak.

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .283. “We can sell him as chum for the sequel of Sharknado–Wait! Benintendi moved! He’s alive!” Honestly, Benintendi doesn’t have a bad line. Dot dot dot. If this were April!

Rick Porcello – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.63. This year’s Porcello’s gone full-Mushaboom. Never go full-Mushaboom.

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 35th homer, hitting .310. Nelson Cruz is such a beast and always wildly underrated. Not the type I usually draft, but I think I’m going to go all-in on him next year. You’ve been warned that he will finally have a down year.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer, in a bit more than half a season (87 games). He’ll start next year still 26 years old and I am going to get so burned by so many Twins next year! Everyone except Buxton. Eff that doode. (Yes, he’ll be the one good Twins hitter next year now. I realize this.)

Mike Clevinger – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.71. Clevinger was the AL Pitcher of the Month for August. He held the award and said, “This means so much to me after my early season troubles,” then someone pointed out he was holding up a bucket of Dubble Bubble.

Carlos Carrasco – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.51. Okay, are we at all worried that in the middle of the heartwarming story of the year he’s screwing up his arm?

Roberto Perez – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .228. Ro-Pe is the world’s longest unedited take of why you should punt catchers.

Eloy Jimenez – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th homer, hitting .252. He’s so quiet this year I’m going to start calling him, The Librarian.

Dylan Cease – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 6.75. Streamonator is barely positive for his next start, but I’d be lying if I said I was trusting Cease at all this year. At best, he’s raising awareness for 2020. Dylan is Cease’ing next year.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “When I’m on vacation, I go by the name Skip Hassles.”

Nicholas Castellanos – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 23rd homer, and 37th homer on the Cubs. Coolwhip recently gave you a Nicholas Castellanos breakdown. It was a good read about recent differences between Tigers and Cubs’ Greek God of Hard Contact.

Kyle Schwarber – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 33rd homer. Yadda-blabbity-bloo, saw an article yesterday that said MLB is strongly considering altering the baseball for the 2021 season. Hahahahahaha–Breathe, Grey! Breathe! Yo, MLB, just stop by Modell’s on the way to the park today and buy some new balls! You don’t need 20 months to get new balls!

Anthony Santander – 2-for-8 and his 17th homer in roughly half a season. In March, I drafted Santander, knowing the O’s weren’t competing, so I figured they’d let Santander play the whole year, and I liked what I saw from him. However, the O’s kept Santander in the minors for over two months. Let’s recap to illustrate not my genius but the O’s stupidity. Santander should’ve been playing the whole year and they’re so dumb for not promoting Mountcastle.

Scott Kingery – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer, hitting .276, and his 2nd homer in as many games. As anyone that owned Kingery in the 1st half of the year can tell you, when Kingery gets hot, he gets scalding. Anoint him King Schmotato.

Jorge Soler – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and slam (39) and legs (2), hitting .255, as he set the Royals’ home run record. I wonder if in ten years Jorge Soler’s 40+ homer season will be looked at with the same bemusement as Brady Anderson’s 50-homer season. I’d guess no, since he also doesn’t have the sideburns.

Victor Reyes – 4-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .315, hitting near-.450 in the last week with three steals. Hot schmotato alert!

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4 and his 37th homer, hitting .312.  I’m going to place the last four years of my tax returns by this open window to signify what a breeze this IRS audit is going to be–NOOOOO!!!  Torenado!

Daniel Murphy – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .284. Wow, Murphy and Benintendi homering in the same night. There’s some last place team in your league having a heck of a night!

Julio Urias – 3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.55. When Urias was asked if he could throw more innings the next time out, he slyly winked, and never stopped winking.

Gavin Lux – 1-for-4 as he hit leadoff. Sorry, don’t want to be a Homer Homeystein, but good for Dave Roberts and the Dodgers deserve to win. Screw the Astros and their playing of Josh Reddick over Kyle Tucker. Reddick and his .209 post-All-Star break average with zero homers.

George Springer – Left the game after being carted off the field. Too bad, so sad! Kyle Tucker could have some daylight now!  Though, I am worried, something tells me Hinch will play Tony Kemp over Tucker, and Kemp isn’t even on the Astros anymore.

Carlos Correa – Hitting off a tee. Astros expect him back in time for the 2020 All-Star Game.

Jordan Lyles – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.46. Pirates’ starters overall ERA is 18.71; Pirates’ starters off the Pirates: 0.00 ERA.

Mitch Keller – Left yesterday’s start after a line drive hit his wrist. Pirates pitching coach, Ray Searage said, “I tell them pitch to contact. Some of the younger guys don’t know what contact I mean.”

Adam Frazier – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. I’m saying hot schmotato through gritted teeth, because the leadoff slot is for…Newman!

Sandy Alcantara – 7 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.26. In one deeper league, I grabbed Alcantara for this start, and his next one, which the Streamonator loves. Won’t Sandy be the one you want too?

Jose Urena – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, ERA at 4.58, as he looks like the new Marlins’ closer, which turns his value to 11, but it’s out of 100.

Justin Upton – 2-for-3 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in his last two games. Could be hot, but I’m more curious if Upton’s got a Zombino-type year in him left for 2020, because he’s definitely gonna be all but forgotten in next year’s drafts.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer. This homer was significant because he also has 21 grandkids.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and his 44th homer. I hope Trout wins the Home Run Derby this year. That is what we’re witnessing, right? The world’s longest Home Run Derby.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

J.O.C.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

Now I’m ready for Paddack to get shut down. I drafted him, then recently dropped him for Luzardo, and seeing him dominate on another team that I’m lined up to face in round two is depressing.

Haven’t seen any news on him actually being shutdown.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

And just like that, the Junis Quality Start is gone. Sad trombone.

He was so good after the first inning, and then his bullpen let him – I mean me – down.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

JOC

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Got back in on him a few days ago. Can’t give him up for long!

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Kept Berrios on my bench. Then sadly cut him lose. I hope he rights the ship. Too close a week to mess around anymore.

Cutting him for Lucchesi sounds absurd. But such are the playoffs. Lucchesi v Colorado at home was too good to pass up in a tight race to advance.

Catcher question: I have owned Will Smith since he first came up. Struggling last 30 days and Roberts seems to love Martin. Hold or stream? Murphy, d’Arnaud, on the wire which would possibly give me several more at bats.
Seems like a hold but,,,,,thanks!

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

20 days not 30 on Smith. Typing lessons needed

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Lorenzen’s had quite a day. A one-in-an-almost-100-year-day

Herschel
Herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto . Do you like either of these two start options next week?

Junis – @cws, vs hou
Nova – vs kc, @ sea

Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Starlin castro or Kingery for final 2.5 weeks? Castro with another HR

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Logan Morrison???

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

If Urshela returns Sunday and no new injuries, who’s my cut?:

League-1. Canha or Nunez
League-2. Newman or Alberto

baby seal
baby seal
2 years ago

Damn, I suck. So I dropped Wheeler and Voit.

Wheeler had a very meh start, but got a WIN!

Picked up Berti a day AFTER he gets a hit, run, and steal (which is fine since I’m up 2-0 in legs in H2H), but now the FKer isn’t starting today???

WHYYY?!?!

avogt555
avogt555
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Thanks for helping me get the #1 seed in my league! The time and effort you put into this everyday is amazing. My league is a 6×6 H2H redraft.

Hitting:
Playoffs start next week, and injuries might be my demise (Hiura, Muncy and Urshela).
My starting lineup:
C: Contreras
1B: Freeman
2B: Baez
3B:
SS: Story
IF: Mondesi
OF: Blackmon
OF: Alvarez
OF: Rosario
OF: Osuna
UT: Hoskins
IL: Muncy (hopefully back early next week)
Bench: Eloy, Hiura and Urshela

Would you drop the likes of Hoskins (1B OF), Eloy (OF), Hiura IL (2B) or Urshela IL (3B) (who should be back Sunday) for any of these free agents based on my team needs?
Lourdes SS,2B,OF
Newman SS,2B
G Lux SS
Voit 1B
Encarnacion 1B
JD Davis 3B
Seager 3B

Pitching:

I have Boyd, but he is facing NYY at home next week, would you drop him for Heaney (TB at home) or Manaea (@Tex) instead?

I know this is long but want to make the right moves at the right time, thanks and I really appreciate your help.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
2 years ago

Who is your favorite bench bat ROS in roto:

Canha
Josh Rojas
Moran

Thanks!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Jimmy Jack James
2 years ago

Also add Bobby Cano to that list – thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

who would you drop to pick up Seth Brown?

Jose Iglesias
VanMeter
Yaz?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

ok thanks

knucks
knucks
2 years ago

Thinking about making this trade that will have ROS 2019 implications, as well as 2020 Keeper implications.

10 Team- 6×6 Roto (Keep 5)
R / HR / RBI / SB / OBP / SLG
The pitching cats don’t matter for this exercise

I am in 2nd place and feel like I have a better shot at catch the 1st place team by leaping a few people in SBs, rather than in HR and RBI.

Currently, I have 6 guys that I will likely end up picking from for 2020 Keepers

1) Acuna
2) Bellinger
3) Treat Urner
4) Harper
5) Machado
6) Kris Bryant

If I can move either of Machado or KBryant for Mondessi right now, you do it right? No looking back? I feel like Mondessi could be a better keeper over Machado or KBryant too.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Awesome, thx man! Was inspired to do this based off of the Bryant convo you have with Ralph on the pod. You still do it if he declines and wants Machado instead though?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Right on, thank you kindly

Richard Nelson
Richard Nelson
2 years ago

Start Berrios @ BOS tonight in a Head to Head Points League?

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Hey Grey 12 Team H2H Cat

I have 3 moves left for the week. Just seeing what moves I should plan on making from what I think is the best available.
Could you give me your top two of the hitters and top two of the pitchers.

Hitting:
Josh Rojas: 3 @CIN all RHP
Avisaill Garcia: 4 vsTOR all RHP
Luis Arraez: [email protected], 3 vs CLE
Jake Cave: Same ^all RHP but facing Clevinger Sunday

Pitching: Ws AND Qs
Dakota Hudson: vs SF (Logan Webb)
Joey Lucchesi: vs COL(Jeff Hoffman)
Pablo Lopez vs KC (Jorge Lopez)
Gonsolin vs SF (Samardjiza)

Thank You!

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Would you part ways with Galvis to add Avisail?

Sam
Sam
2 years ago

JOC is available , my options to drop are Voit eloy lux or Laureano. Make the move or stay put?
I’m currently in a bye week, 2nd rd starts Monday.

KCC26
KCC26
2 years ago

Oh man…H2H playoffs. (6×6, with OPS and k:bb ratio)

I’m playing a team without a closer, but he got a rogue save from Maeda in Monday’s blowout. I’m over the weekly innings minimum and can sit on my 1.97 ERA/0.74 WHIP and 25.0 k:bb ratio. I’m still running closers out there to get a second save.

My opponent has a 2.57/1.10 ERA/WHIP and is starting Bumgarner and Lynn tonight. I’m a bit fearful of ceding my lead in ratios with a random reliever blowup.

Anyway, leaning toward sitting Aaron Nola tonight purely for that reason. If I can lock up 4 pitching categories, I’ll only need 2/6 hitting categories to win (I own tiebreaker). Sit Nola?? Feels ridiculous!!

Btw—He has one more start than I do for the week. I’m up 5 ks and 1 W.

Lil Mo with the gimpy leg
Lil Mo with the gimpy leg
2 years ago

10tm H2H playoffs with QS k’s and k\9 for Saturday who do you prefer C.Smith vs KC or Lucchesi vs Col?

Cram It
Cram It
2 years ago

Jesus H. Christ with this Mets bullpen!!! %@$%&*!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Right. I don’t know if it’s just that when the Mets blow it, they REALLY blow it and the Nats bullpen gives up runs in garbage time or whatever. But it’s really getting highlighted down the stretch here.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Nope, can’t manage pitching at all. Leave guys in too long, takes guys out too early. He can’t get any of that shizz right.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

So I just lost Muncy and Hiura late last week and now I lose Springer. How am I supposed to win now?

I am sad. :o(

Cram It
Cram It
2 years ago

Real talk – You’re a long time vaper. I started JUULing 6 months ago in lieu of cigarettes. What’s your take on states starting to ban e-cigs and the recent scare with all these hospitalizations with respiratory problems, even some deaths, allegedly connected to vaping? I’ve done some research and wondering if it’s unique to just black market/knock off stuff.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

Do the opposite of the San Franciscans. Bottled Water and JUUL 4 lyfe!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Old School Brother
2 years ago

I thought San Franciscan’s invented bottled water…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah that’s what I was thinking. There was a recent rash of hospitalizations that came out of nowhere (to the vaper), a few people died, people on ventilators. So I’m hoping it’s was due to some uncontrolled garbage vape circulating.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

It’s those fat cats on wall street who are shorting Altria stock. They’re rolling out bogus stories

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Old School Brother
2 years ago

This is some deep state stuff I can’t wrap my head around.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

That sounds a little crazy. At whose hand? RJ Reynolds?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Putting out their own deadly vape…I’ve heard of worse. (Yes, still crazy)

Jo-Bu
Jo-Bu
Reply to  Cram It
2 years ago

Hey just a suggestion, skip the Juul and buy a refillable Uwell Caliburn. You can buy a bazilion flavours of salt nic juice (lots of reputable vendors), save a pile of money too, but the best part is prob that you can go down in nic concentration to all sorts of the levels – the Juul pods are way strong and will keep you super hooked on nic.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
2 years ago

two week h2h playoffs,am I crazy starting Bauer? After back to back shellackings he’s gotta be due for a decent bounce back right?

I’ve got a 3.52 ERA and 1.11 WHIP to my opponents 7.11 ERA 1.41 WHIP so at least i got some cushion

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

Dodgers said they were going to build up urias’s pitch count so that he could start in the playoffs. He threw 44 pitches yesterday. In his last rehab outing he threw 43. That’s quite a step up! At this rate he will be able to 5 innings by the end of next year. Do you see him going 5 innings at all during the regular season (the 2018 regular season).

MarvPesos
Marv
2 years ago

Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. 3moves per week (1 move left this week).

Planning ahead to next week, after Roark Pitches tonight, drop him for one of these (hopefully 2-starters next week) I’m kinda leaning towards Ivan Nova (# represents expected pitch date)?:

D. Cease LAA – 8, @SEA – 14
I. Nova KC – 10, @SEA – 15
R. Dugger MIL – 9, @SF – 14
E. Hernandez MIL -10, @SF – 15
C. Anderson @MIA – 10, @STL – 15
L. Webb PIT – 10, MIA – 15

thanks bud

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

The most interesting part of the Mets epic meltdown last night was reading Pharoahe Monch’s tweets on the subject.

Smitty
2 years ago

2020 continued – all over “The Librarian” & completely off Correa (ready by 2020 Allstar Game- HA). Should be a paradise for hitters – maybe Trea, Judge, JoRam, Mondy, get a slight discount?

Sandman
Sandman
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Great write up! So the H2H playoffs start next week for me. Standard 5×5 category league.

C: Grandal
1B: Rizzo
2B: Mondesi
3B: Baez
SS: story
CI: Voit
MI: Lux
OF: Acuña, Soto, judge, Benintendi
UTIL: Kyle Seager, Matt Olson
DL: Ramon Laureano

1) do you drop grandal for yadier molina?

2) do you drop anyone for any of these guys? I was thinking benintendi could be dropped…if you like multiple guys over him, how would you set the waivers? players available:
-Kevin Pillar (slumping last 2 weeks)
-Willie Calhoun (also slowed down)
-Scott Kingery
-Dannys Antana
-Oscar Mercado
-Lourdes Gurriel (probably returning tomorrow)

Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

Are you using paddack today at AZ? He had a good start last time but played SF. Cant afford a bad game / hit to my era or whip. I have only so many innings left. Thanks

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Faced Paxton and Clevenger last night. McCann ruined the latter’s win. But he was also on the team I faced. So that was fun. He also has Tucker so Springer’s cartwheel was good timing too. Ugh, what a night.

I have tried SAGNOF for RP with mixed success over the years…but this year I finally got it right (at least lately). Glad I acquired Pagan, Anderson, Lugo, Rogers instead of drafting Kenley and Edwin. Thank you!

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

A bit surprised Dakota is not loved by The Bot. Been pitching great, at home v a slumping Giants team. I would have to drop Moose to get him then stream him out for a weekend starter. Maybe Matz at home v Phillies.

I fear Moose is gonna be out a while. I read you think he is a drop. Thoughts on the SP plan above. 4 moves left this week.

Trader
Trader
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Got it. Thanks for the clarification.

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Would you pickup Lamet vs Colo. Home era is not that [email protected] 5.85. SON @ +38

Couple of other options are

B. Anderson vs Det. home era @ 4.82 SON @ +0.7
Allard @ Balt. Away era @ 2.76. Son +5.4. Going against Means and Balt. crushes lefty’s.
Bundy vs TEX-SON+16.7

Thanks

cyler8
cyler8
2 years ago

Can I get a bit of trade advice…

10 team keep forever dynasty league. standard cats + OPS

My Juan Soto + Michael Conforto

FOR

His Manny Machado and Nolan Arenado

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
2 years ago

Stick a beard and a scowl on Kevin Newman and he’s Bryce Harper.

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
Reply to  Basement Artie
2 years ago

And why does Mitch Garver not play more often than he does?

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

Yeah, Springer going down is terrible timing. I guess I’ll have to rely on “Mrs. Garrett” Cooper for some different strokes and to pick up his slack. I’ll take the faulty win from Folty and the Urinator’s first save. Whateves. I’m trying to scavenge my way to prize money this time ‘round.

greggpatenaude
greggpatenaude
2 years ago

have to drop a bat, which one should i drop, jon berti, jd davis, or bryan reynolds?

jose
jose
2 years ago

I have 1 acquistion left in my H2H points league with a spot in the championship on the line. Best SP options left are Frambar Valdez vs SEA (33.2) and Brendam McKay vs TOR (27.6) and Joe Musgrove vs STL (10.).

My SP roster limit is full until I get through a streamer start tomorrow. Would you…

A) Wait out the Valdez pickup on the chance that someone picks him up in the mean time

B) Pick up McKay now because he is primary 1B eligable and doesn’t count toward my SP roster limit

C)

D) Joe Musgrove isn’t really a great 3rd option?

Thanks!

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Someone got desperate and dropped Heany. I’ll put in a waiver claim for Friday and hope for the best.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
2 years ago

Hey Grey,
Long time no comment.
Wondering who you would be dropping to activate E.Encarnacion? Trying to get this H2H keeper league team as ready for the playoffs as I can. I have a couple of other guys that may be off the DL soon as well in Kluber/Snell.
C-T.D’ARNAUD
1B-JD DAVIS
2B-O.ALBIES
3B-N.ARENADO
SS-A.BREGMAN
OF-TROUT, ACUNA, SOTO,
UTIL-KEPLER, OZUNA
BENCH-C.SEAGER, K.TUCKER
DL-E.ENCARNACION

SP-J.PAXTON, P.CORBIN, S.BIEBER, D.GERMAN, A.HEANEY, ED.RODRIGUEZ, C.SMITH
RP-IGLESIAS, HENDRICKS, T.ROGERS, H.NERIS
DL-KLUBER, SNELL

Russ
Russ
Reply to  dontbichetteme
2 years ago

I feel like you posted just to humble brag about your lineup lol, that’s a hell of a Dynasty roster especially the hitting

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 years ago

i love when Upton get hot. #nohomo

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

H2H points champion game next week
Would you start the Paddack/Folty/Roarks with mediocre matchups but two starts
Vs one start Soroka giolito Castillo’s?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Pad cubs @col
Folty @phi @was
Roark @hou @tex
Castillo @az
Gio kc
Soroka @was

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I know that’s why I having you talk me out of it haha

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Is Mike Moustakas a drop at this point. I could use his spot to stream pitching. Currently have McNeil @ 2nd and Devers @ 3rd.

Do you like Plesac tomorrow vs CHW. Son has him at +12.1 and his home era is 3.06.

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

He’s gone. What about Lamet vs Colo. Home era is not that [email protected] 5.85. Couple of other options are

B. Anderson vs Det. home era @ 4.82 SON @ +0.7
Allard @ Balt. Away era @ 2.76. Son +5.4. Going against Means and Balt. crushes lefty’s.

Thanks

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
2 years ago

Grey, DT, and Razzball homies,

What’s up?! Sorry, I’ve been in fantasy baseball detox (necessitated in part by my roto team’s poor performance) BUT there’s still H2H, right?!

Could you please rank these pitchers for fantasy playoffs — we do QS and W:

Montgomery, Allard, Urias, Stripling, Dugger, Richards

Drops would be struggling established guys like Bauer (why couldn’t you be like you last season??!!) and Caleb Smith (three bad starts on the trot). I gather from previous posts their time is up and are safe to drop.

TIA guys. Hope y’all are well. Can’t wait for next season!

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
2 years ago

SON really likes Ryu v Col and Bauer v Phi today, but they’ve both been booty lately. Are you starting either of them?

Edgar Gonzalez
Edgar Gonzalez
2 years ago

What to make of Patrick Sandoval pitching at Oakland. Is he a start or no?

Coolwhip
Reply to  Edgar Gonzalez
2 years ago

He’s the ultimate feast or famine pitcher, gets blown up or blows them away. I’d hard pass, and rather spend my luck at the casino, lol.

Metric Man
Metric Man
2 years ago

Catcher question- Willson contreras or Will Smith ROS this standard roto? Smith has only 7 fewer HR in a third fewer AAB.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

In my earlier question (Will Smith or Contreras), you and DT answered Smith (12 minutes earlier). Are you essentially saying it’s “too close to call”?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

ROS: Yarbrough or Miley?

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Start or sit Bauer today vs phi? First week of two week playoff matchup. H2h qs and w

Thundergunn
Thundergunn
2 years ago

Mike Ford not getting playing time, is it time to move on to new schmotato horizons …

Schwarber, a frazier, seth brown, victor reyes..someone else?

Damien D.
Damien D.
2 years ago

Albombso? How about Algonzo?

galica
galica
Reply to  Damien D.
2 years ago

Damien D!!

Algonzo reminds us too much of Adrian Gonzalez and you don’t want Pete to EVER associate with Adrian Gonzalez. EVER. Like offseason for defense, NO AND NEVER!!!

Cheers,
Ante

Saint
Saint
2 years ago

Hello Grey,

12 Team H2H 6×6 QS Redraft Daily

Semi final match up off to a good start, however I may need to use my final move of the week to add a streamer as my opponent has more starters going the rest of the week.

Please rank the following available options with Streamonator’s number listed. Will be dropping Folty -4.4 @PHI next Monday.

Framber 33.2 SEA
P. Lopez 20.8 KC
Gonsolin 9.3 SF

All home starts.

Thanks again for your thoughts

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
2 years ago

GREY! Who’s the drop in these two scenarios, Dynasty league looking forward to next year and beyond (can keep for 5 years).

1 – DJ Stewart $3, Travis Demeritte $5, Greg Allen $6.

2. Danny Jansen $4, Jake Rogers $1, Zack Collins $7.

omar
omar
2 years ago

Which schmatato has the most staying power ROS?
Newman
Canha
J. Rojas
Wong

elzo
elzo
2 years ago

You starting Wheeler @ Washington? (Vs Sanchez)

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 years ago

12-team, 5×5 weekly lineups (lock today).

I have been using Dannys, Ford, VanMeter and Dyson, but lots of others are available. Listed below, in order of Hitter-Tron’s values for the next seven days, are possibilities. Please rank top 4.

Dannys (21.3)
Longoria (11.7)
Starlin the Marlin (6.2)
Adam Frazier (5.6)
Dyson (4.3)
Will Myers (3.6)
Josh Rojas (3.4)
Moreland (3.1)
VanMeter (-0.9)
H.Alberto (-1.1)
Ford (-1.3)
Cano (-2.4)

Thanks

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Five-on-One
2 years ago

Tough to argue with the bot, it knows more about parks and match ups than we do without digging in…but I’d move VanMeter and Rojas up to #3 and #4 on the list.

Scoop
Scoop
2 years ago

Can we dare trust Ed-Rod against MIN tonight? I’ve stubbornly held him all season but it’s the playoffs and this feels like one of those 6 ER starts that kills the ratios. (H2H with QS instead of W.) And yet I want to leave him in there.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Scoop
2 years ago

I’d start him but if you already feel great about your pitching counting stats in the match up then maybe no need

Scoop
Scoop
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

I need the Ks (and a chance at a QS) but am leading ratios so far. Leaning toward throwing caution to the wind and rolling with him.

Will
Will
2 years ago

Sano this year plus last year: 158 games, 581 at bats, 40 home runs, 31 doubles, 102 RBIs…and a .220 average along with 247 K’s. And yes on Buxton, I’ve been burned so many times but keep holding on to both Sano and Buxton. Is there term for this? PostPostPostHypeSleepers Anonymous maybe?

dude
dude
2 years ago

Rays play double header and no mention of any of there bats…oh yea they only scored 4 runs total. Good thing they left N. Lowe on the bench for both. Thought he might have a chance to get some playing time upon call up, especially after the HR, but TB keeps being TB. Assume he’s a drop for re-draft? Also have him in keeper league and curious what you think he can be next year and beyond?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  dude
2 years ago

Drop in redraft, I think he can be a top 100 player next year…maybe more.

dude
dude
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Yea, everything in his profile looks legit. Thanks.

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
2 years ago

With MLB saying they MIGHT introduce modified balls in 2021, how are you tackling pitching in 2020? Assume regression from pitchers? Or will they adapt? What kind of pitchers will succeed….2 pitch pitchers? Or those with 3-4 pitches? Veterans who are crafty enough to adapt?

I’m in a pts league where we lose 14 pts for every hr surrendered. This season, I’d say 75% of every game I’ve streamed a pitcher, that guy has gotten rocked, despite it being a good matchup. I feel like my staff for next year is okay: Greinke, Paddack, C. Smith, Ohtani, Price and Pablo is decent….but the happy fun ball is frustrating.

So I get that my question above is broad. Just didn’t know if you had any advice at all

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Twins Peaker
2 years ago

I’d guess the guys with more than two pitches will still be more successful. I’m sure Grey is still fading the top pitchers…

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I feel the same way! Anyone can give up a HR quite easily….

The staff I listed above, plus Will Smith, Josh James, Hector Neris and Ross Stripling is a total of $44 for a total of 10 players….with a $300 budget and Grienke costing $35, which is significantly cheaper than the elites which are at least twice as much. Not comparing to other teams in my league but based on how you think they’ll perform in a pts league, does this look solid?

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks. I was considering paying for deGrom or Scherzer, but I’m leaning now towards spending the remaining $225 budget I’ll have with 3 roster spots to fill on elite hitting: Trout, Altuve, etc.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 years ago

YototheYo,

Who da better stream tonight: Junis v DET or Williams v MIA. Bot likes them both 25.9 and 14.5, respectively . . . but I am iffy on both of them, even in those matchups.

LurvvvvvvveYas!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  sportivetricks
2 years ago

Junis for me

BH
BH
2 years ago

Are you staring any of these guys today:

Wheeler @ Wash
Lynn @ Yankees
Gallen vs SD

Thanks!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  BH
2 years ago

I’d start all of em

Ciwa
Ciwa
2 years ago

Hi Grey!
I need two starts in this playoff week, what are the best according to you?

Stripling vs SF (if he will start)
Means vs Tex
Desclafani vs Ari
Montgomery @ Mia
Bailey vs Det
Burke @ Bal
McKay vs Tor
Valdez vs Sea
Duffy @Mia
Allard @Bal

And, second question, will you start tomorrow Boyd @KC?
I like the matchup but I’m really scared about what Boyd did the last few starts.

Thanks from evertything from Italy!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Ciwa
2 years ago

McKay and Framber for me.

I’ll start Boyd.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

Catcher question – Will Smith or Contreras?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

Smith for me

galica
galica
2 years ago

Grey!!!

Excellent report, loved it. You know the day I don’t open with that we have a nuclear holocaust, so I do not dare not open without that. Phew!

a. So happy I dropped Paxton before his start in LA, three starts ago! The guy has been money ever since, as opposed to the nightmare season he’s had (more or less minus the Ks) when I owned him. I blame it on…

1. 2019
2. Rio
3. My stupid noggin

b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for September 4

Here Come the Co-Eds, 1945. It’s a movie about 2 guys who become caretakers (!!!) at an all-girls college (!!!). And one wonders where psycho killers get their ideas!

Costello (Oliver Quackenbush): I really don’t like dancing because it’s nothing but hugging set to music.

Woman in Trailer: What don’t you like about it?

Costello (Oliver Quackenbush): The music.

Cheers,
Ante

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

Saw the Mets put up 10 runs sans jd davis so I figured conforto did something. Of course not. What is up with him? He looks like he is getting hot and then is invisible for a couple of weeks. It’s been that way all year. He hasnt been able to sustain any kind of hot streak. His 2nd half numbers are better but I expected so much more and have been waiting for him to go on an extended run. I don’t know if it’s happening this year. Is it me, or are you left with wanting more from him?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

1 for 5 with a run and 3k

toolshed
toolshed
2 years ago

Springer going down with a head injury is horrible news, but, tucker came in as a replacement and went 0 for 2. Hinch probably thinks that was his chance and he has seen enough. Tucker has 3 AB’s over 2 games and is 0 for 3. I am sure marisnack will be in there tomorrow. Alvarez and correa were off so Alvarez is an option too. Or they can call up another minor league player to play him instead of tucker. Btw, tucker is never going to hit if he doesn’t get everyday AB’s.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  toolshed
2 years ago

Alvarez hasn’t played in the field in NL stadiums (@ MIL). He must be a butcher in the field. I doubt Hinch starts playing him there now. Probably Tucker.

Russ
Russ
Reply to  bigbear
2 years ago

Alvarez started in the OF on Monday though