In the late-90s, I worked as an au pair in The Bahamas, one of my favorite gigs post-college. I remember watching an eighteen-month-old Jasrado Prince Hermis Arrington Chisholm Jr. I would put on John Coltrane, on his baby finger, because I didn’t have a record player, and I would spin the record real fast so it made sound, and little Jasrado Prince Hermis Arrington would giggle. One time, while I was balancing the record on his finger, I went by the window to smoke a jay, closing the window so not to lose any of that puff. When I was finished, I returned to Baby Jasrado Prince Hermis Arrington’s finger again to spin the record, and, when I did, he was wearing dark sunglasses, and a beret and I said to his parents, “You should call him Monica Lewinsky,” and they nodded, saying, “They would take it under advisement.” Always felt like they were patronizing me. I wonder what they ended up nicknaming him–Wait a minute! Could that baby have been Jazz Chisholm Jr.? Nah, that would be way too coincidental. Yesterday, Jazz did exactly what makes him so special, going 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs with a double slam (16. 17) and legs (22). Jazz is one of my most highly anticipated guys for 2022. His strikeouts (29%) are a little high, but an inflated BABIP (.330-ish) evens out his average at .250 and that feels like it will easily repeat or get better, and I’m counting on better. In 2022, he is a handful of guys who could go 25/25. And that’s a small handful. Like a baby hand that can play a Jazz record. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jesus Sanchez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. I’ve fallen wildly in love with Jesus this year. Put me in a white robe and walk me into a river for my baptism. I’m ready to embrace your long feathered hair, Lord! America runs on Dunkin’ me in the water! Lord? Did I lose you with the last one? Aw shucks. Alas, check out this Jesus:

Lane Thomas – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer, that’s in 33 games with the Nats. Life in the not-gassed Lane.

Keibert Ruiz – 3-for-5, 1 run, 4 RBIs. That’s three three-hit games in his last four games. Hot schmotato alert!

Anthony Gose – 1 2/3 IP, 1 ER, as he was promoted by Cleveland. He’s been clocked at 101 MPH. Wow, I remember liking him a few years ago because I thought he could steal 30 bags, but didn’t think he was that fast–*intern whispers in my ear*–He’s pitching now?! He was in the Olympics? Doing gymnastics? No? Gosenastics? Still no? Wow, so, Gose has been promoted as a pitcher, and he’s hitting 100+ MPH. Sounds like Vlad Jr. is going to get another contender for his AL MVP.

Shane Bieber – Was hit around in his Double-A rehab start. Serious question: Bieber is a top __ SP next year? 5? 10? 20? 25?

Triston McKenzie – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.67. Good Triston: Strong Bean. Bad Triston: Stretch Armweak. I’d say the wind must’ve been blowing out, but, if it was, McKenzie would’ve been blown out of the stadium.

Salvador Perez – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 46th homer, a new world record for catchers, surpassing the Bench mark. I’ve seen a lot of great catchers in my day, and Salvador Perez is the best the position has to offer. If Mike Piazza had acne on his back from steroids, Perez looks like he should have acne on his front, back, arms, knees and feet. He doesn’t; I don’t think. Hey, Sal, let me see your knees. The most incredible thing for Perez is his ability to play so much. I doff my cap and vow to never draft you in 2022.

Brady Singer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.72, as he was activated from the IL. Fun fact! Princess Di was voted Most Likely RoyalsBrady Singer. She just loved Jan. As for this RoyalsBrady Singer, I’d look at the Streamonator.

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer, 2nd homer in four games, though now it’s been five games, but ya know what I mean. Hot schmotato alert!

Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-3, 1 run and 2 steals (12, 13). Imagine this guy stayed healthy for 162 games. *wavy lines* Mondesi just stole his 60th base! *wavy lines* Hey, that was a pretty straightforward dream. Wait, dreams never mean what they mean. What the hell does that mean?!

Andrew Benintendi – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting near-.400 in September, and his RBIs are the 2nd most in the AL this month. Him and Dozier have been on a few of my teams for the last two weeks because they’ve been hot. In general, the Royals have been(intendi) hot.

Tyler Anderson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.01. Streamonator says positive vibes for his next start, and don’t you love when your H2H championship comes down to some rando you picked up about three days ago? Just as you drew it up when you were asking in March, “Grey, do you head model? Also, do you like Bieber or Giolito better?”

Jose Siri – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and fourth time highlighting him in the last week and, yes, you should likely pick him up.

Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer, 2nd homer in the last four games, and you Marwin some, but you just lost this one if you don’t Marwin.

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.07. His fan club should dress up like Fruit of the Loom raspberries and call themselves, The Fram Boys.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 37th homer, and guess what he did yesterday. This guy is like clockwork, if there was a homer and a game hand.

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 13th homer, and 2nd day in a row with a homer. He hits them right after a cycle, so call him Mr. Menses.

Carlos Rodon – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.47, and is likely done for the season with renewed soreness in his pitching arm. This is gonna come as wildly shocking to you, but a guy who was having shoulder problems in August didn’t get magically better. The same guy also lied about feeling fine because he’s going to be a free agent. Pretty surprising stuff, huh?

Noah Syndergaard – Threw 15-20 pitches in batting practice. Risking him this year is not the most Mets thing ever. The most Mets thing ever would be if Syndergaard was throwing to deGrom, who was hitting, and Syndergaard plunked him.

Ranger Suarez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.60. Get the sense he’s going to be treated like a complete fluke in next year’s drafts. Oh, 1.60 ERA is flukey, but he’s not nearly as flukey as you might think. Like a fake fluke, an Impossible Fluke.

Yandy Diaz – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. This dude is so jacked, when he forearm bashes a teammate, I wince. He must really have popcorn muscles, about to start calling him, Jiffy Pop.

Joey Wendle – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 11th homer. Member in April when it seemed like he was gonna be a thing? Nope, Mr. Wendle is a bum.

Andrew Kittredge – Hit the IL with “ya know, we’re going to the playoffs, let’s rest our top reliever.” The only cure is the season ending. So, who is the Rays’ closer now? Oh, I’m not trying to intro advice. I’m literally asking. Who’s their closer now? I want to know. I guess McHugh is there, but he’s been great in multiple innings. Peter Fairbanks sounds like a 50s matinee idol and could get saves, and Nick Anderson is there, right? Whatever happened to him? There’s JT Chargois, who sounds made-up, and Dietrich Enns (1/3 IP, 0 ER), who got the save. Cash must’ve thought Dietrich had room for a new job, liking Enns’ vacancy. In other words, there might be three more saves from the Rays this year, and they might go to three different relievers.

Shane Baz – 5 IP, 2 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, as he was called up. Just gave you my Shane Baz fantasy. It was written while dunking Donettes into a tiny mug of coffee. As for him yesterday, might’ve been the best debut I saw this year. On par with Manoah and the Rays’ other Shane. The slider Baz was delivering was making the best lineup in MLB look silly. Tesocar (1-for-4, 29th homer) clubbed a pitch he had no business catching up to — high cheese touching 98 — and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (1-for-3, 20th homer) hit a mistake, about the only one thrown all night.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 41st homer. Give him the AL MVP!

Luis Severino – Was activated from the IL. The Yankees getting back Severino right before the playoffs could be huge. Severino does great in-game commentary and, with the Yankees likely watching the playoffs from a bar, Severino could add some much needed atmosphere to their watch parties. Honestly, I saw Severino was activated and I thought, “Cool, I wonder if I should start Dillon Peters or Brady Singer.” Luckily, I chose Singer. Severino might be worthwhile next year, but I have no interest now.

Nestor Cortes Jr. – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.79. Vs. the Rangers? *holds nose* That’s a stinker. Now the next start, according to the Streamonator, is in Fenway. Lowercase yay.

Bryan Reynolds – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer. No matter what Reynolds does I have a sneaking suspicion that there must be something wrong with him because if there wasn’t he’d be traded away. This is farting in the general direction of them trading for Chris Archer by sending away Glasnow, Meadows and throwing in Shane Baz.

Yoshi Tsutsugo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Appizzarently, the hot schmotato is still alive with this guy. By the way, I know I can’t make things happen with my mind because Phil Collins’ favorite, Tsutsugo, doesn’t only get hits off Genesis Cabrera.

Joey Votto – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 32nd and 33rd homer, and three homers in two games. Shame I didn’t tell you to drop him six weeks ago. My reverse Sells are undefeated.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-5 and his 27th homer, hitting .179. He’s no longer playing every day because he was only hitting for power, which is what he always did, but Dumb Bell just needed two years and five months to figure it out.

Kyle Farmer – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in the last week, and hitting .325-ish in that time. Hot schmotato alert!

Tyler Stephenson – Hit the Covid IL, and our 2nd Olympics sighting in one post. The Reds called up Mark Kolozsvary, the guy who caught Gose. Can’t duck duck past him.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-3 and his 28th homer, and 3rd homer in his last three games, but about a week separated those games because he was injured. He needed Prince Fielder’s wife to kiss his boo-boo.

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.59. He was moved up to start on Monday, and the Cards touch poo to turn it into gold with everyone. I can’t imagine a scenario where I’d start him, even if the Streamonator liked him.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 33rd homer. This leaf is from the apple tree that Sir Isaac Newton sat under when he developed the law of gravity. Here, I’ll show you, I have it perched by this open window–NOOOO!! Torenado!

Daniel Ponce De Leon – Designated for assignment. Ponce De Leon better hope he finds more lives with another team, because, after he argued with Yadier the other day in the dugout, he’s done with the Cards. May as well be caught peeing on Musial’s grave.

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Jeffe
Jeffe
9 months ago

Lane Thomas, Adames, Benintendi or Soler for the playoffs?

scoboticus
scoboticus
9 months ago

Donaldson sure is prospblocking Miranda.

DonnieB
DonnieB
9 months ago

Which of these is the best IL stash for next 2 years: Sixto,Verlander or Strasburg? Thanks!

andfog99
andfog99
9 months ago

Start Marco Gonzales today at Oakland?

toolshed
toolshed
9 months ago

As crappy as lourdes gurriel was in the first half, he is actually putting together a good 2nd half. He is up to 20 hr and 82 rbi on the season.

2H: 55 games 10/46/.317/.386 obp/.947 ops

aardvark
aardvark
9 months ago

Hey grey do you think Trevor Rogers can go 6 today vs. Mia? That’s the only way it’s worth it for me to stream him

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
9 months ago

12 team 5×5 redraft. Need W, K, ERA, WHIP. I’m in the lead of SV but not by a lot.

I’ve got Bassitt and Bieber coming off the IL.

Keeping in mind those guys might not pitch long enough to qualify for wins coming off the IL (at least at first), who are my drops?

SP – Marco Gonzales
RP – Finnegan
P – Civale, Baz, McKenzie, Lauer, McClanahan, Givens, Floro, J. Barlow, Steckenrider, Wick, Leone

Thanks in advance.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

Eddie Rosario or Lourdes?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Lourdes is definitely entering keeper zone if he plays full time next year. Kelenic or Lourdes? Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
9 months ago

Grey,

Start or sit Musgrove at home vs. SF tonight? Thanks as always.

NJW
NJW
9 months ago

Grey,

Just want to report to you that I tried following your pitching strategy, and maybe took it even to a bit of an extreme, and it worked out wonderfully. This isn’t meant to be a gloat on my part, more of a pat on the back for you and a confirmation that it is crazy to draft pitchers early.

People would have laughed at this staff in the preseason (note, I have 0 RPs, so the list is long):

Luis Castillo, round 5
Hyun Jin Ryu, round 7
Joe Musgrove, round 13
Kevin Gausman, round 16
Frankie Montas, round 19
Nathan Eovaldi – Free Agent Add
Framber Valdez- Free Agent Add
Dylan Cease- Free Agent Add
Robbie Ray- Free Agent Add
Luis Garcia- Free Agent Add
Logan Webb- Free Agent Add
Cal Quantrill- Free Agent Add
Kyle Gibson- Free Agent Add
Huascar Ynoa- Free Agent Add
Ranger Suarez- Free Agent Add

As you can imagine, my batting is extremely stacked having invested so little in pitching, and this staff is incredible despite the lack of investment in that part of my team. Thank you for continuing to point out that market inefficiency in fantasy baseball. This team is likely to win a fantasy title due to your advice.

(One other note: the funny thing is, the pitchers that I did end up drafting are perhaps my worst pitchers at the moment, and I actually dropped Castillo before re-adding him post-slump)

Screwballs
Screwballs
9 months ago

Still streaming. Thanks for the good advice.

Would you drop EdRod [@BAL-9/28 next week] or Marco Gonzalez [@LAA this week] for Joe Ryan? I am thinking that it would be EdRod and try to pick him up again later.

Thanks in advance.

Screwballs
Screwballs
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks again.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

Who’s the pickup?. I noted the last series although I know it is of minimal insight.
Cole Irvin(Sea; @Sea). Last series= @Hou.
Elieser (Was; @ NYM). Last series = Boston.

Umpy70
Umpy70
9 months ago

Grey

1. First of all, thanks for responding to all of our questions and amazing blurbs. Cant wait to do it again next year.

2. H2H finals this week (started yesterday) Keeper league, had to drop bellinger going into finals (he was only 21$ to keep, but i just couldnt carry that weight. Bad decision? I wouldve kept him for 21$ hoping for a turn around, i expect he goes higher in auction next year with lots of teams having more money than me.

3. whos your predicted winner h2h in this matchup (started yesterday fyi) Standard 5×5 (obp not avg)

Team A

C Posey
1b Goldy
2b Altuve
3b JRam
SS T Anderson
LF Schwarber
CF Judge
RF Stanton
OF Tucker
UT Ohtani
UT BRyant
BN Cron

SP S. Gray
SP Stroman
SP Carrasco
SP Tyler Anderson (bullshit amazing start yesterday)
SP Rodon
SP Ohtani
Sp Schezer
SP Mccullers
Sp/Rp Green
sp/Rp stratton
RP Jansen
RP Igelisas
RP Reyes

Team B

C Grandal
1b Olson
2b Whit
3b Devers
SS Mondesi
LF JD Mart
CF Tatis
RF Arozerna
OF Soto
UT Machado
UT Franmil
BN Mucutch
BN Dalbec

Sp Urquidy
SP Ray (got rocked :( )
SP Guasman
SP Musgrove
SP Mahle
SP A Nola
SP Cole
SP Buehler
SP Berrios
RP Chapman
RP Givens
RP Hendricks

4. You da man!

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

haha i am, but we’ll see.

im losing but mondesi is getting me those sb at least. It will be a dog fight….

Pencil in my eye
Pencil in my eye
9 months ago

Looks like that hot streak just ain’t gonna happen Yelich.
This dude MUST be hurt.. he ain’t this bad. Is he? Can’t be.
What a shonda….

Skufer
Skufer
9 months ago

Pickup any of Scott Barlow, Josh Staumont or Dominic Leone.
Royals have good matchups agaisnt Detroit and Cleveland. Could see these being close games.
Dominic Leone should be useful with McGee being out.
Is it worth dropping Dylan Floro for any of these 3?

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
9 months ago

Hey Grey! Great write up as always, you have really helped me this season!

I am trying to stay in the lead for Saves in my 5×5 roto league. Would you drop Ottavino for one of the following? And if so which one:

Joe Barlow
Michael Fulmer
Chris Stratton
Dylan Floro

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

I need 5 OF (and 1 Util). I currently own Duvall; Jesus; Kelenic; Luis Robert; Yordan; and Springer.

Is any one a viable cut for Eddie Rosario?

ryanoger
ryanoger
9 months ago

Contreras or Kirk this week?

Votto and Belt over anyone below?

Ke’Bryan Hayes, Alonso, or José Abreu

Thanks man – championship week time – appreciate all your assistance!!

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  ryanoger
9 months ago

add Jesus into the Votto/Belt mix above — he’s available as well….

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks man!!

John Oldrods
John Oldrods
9 months ago

Which youngster would you prefer to watch for the next week (or two): Avisail Garcia, Jesus Sanchez, Evan Longoria or LaMonte Wade? Thanks as always, Greymondo!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
9 months ago

Please rank for late season SAGNOF:

Givens, Clippard, Chafin, Anderson.

Thanks.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thank you, kind sir.

Now for a couple of SP quesitons:

1) Can you rank the following SPs for the week?
Bumgarner vATL (-2.5)
Manoah @MIN (4.7)
2-start Kikuchi @OAK (-3.1) and vOAK (9.1)
2-start Kaprellian vSEA (1.9) and @SEA (-1.8)

2) For a 12-team, 5×5 league would you go with 0, 1 or 2 of the above starters, or go with my bottom two RPs (Chafin, Anderson)?

Thanks again, jefe.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
9 months ago

To answer one question, yes, Bieber is at least a top 10 SP next year. Might still be drafted top 5.

Now I’ve got a problemo for next year. 12 keeper spots and Jazz is currently the 13th. How strongly do you feel about him for 2022? I was kinda down on Jass from the previous couple months. But he’s turned it back on the last few weeks and now I’m not sure what to do. I mean if he’s 25/25, he’s a top 30 player in my league. I can’t not Keep that!

Help!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

I meant top 5 SP. You don’t think he’ll be drafted top 5 starter? I do. I would definitely take him second round as the fourth or fifth starter off the board.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Scherzer and DeGrom, yup. But not any of the others. So, yeah, I guess Bieber is only a top 10 SP.

BTW DeGrom is done. Mets are still lying about his situation. Scherzer is old and will fall apart after Halloween.

toolshed
toolshed
9 months ago

Would you use rogers today vs the Nats? am trying to make sure I hit my innings for a roto league and get K at least. It’s been rough with alot of guys not letting pitchers go deep. I am close in era and can lose a point there with a bad outing. Rogers hasn’t been effective for a while, but the matchup is at home vs a team that was gutted. I am surprised he is still pitching this year. I wonder if they are waiting for him to habe one good outing and then shut him down.

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
9 months ago

ALSO, would u play Jesus Sanchez over Brandon Belt, JD Martinez or Robbie Grossman today? Sanchez faces the Nats lefty, Rogers, thank you!

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
9 months ago

semifinal week, 12 team h2h. need a w.

any confidence in Touki as a primary pitcher away at Arizona?

is Jax @ cubs better to Keuchel @detroit. For a W. or, with ratios still in the balance, NOT start any? help! thx.

Patrick
Patrick
9 months ago

Start Julio Urias today @ COL in my 2 week championship?

Only in the ship bc of you, Grey. Appreciate all you do.

Farmer's Daughter
Farmer's Daughter
9 months ago

Would you drop Miguel Rojas for Kyle Farmer? 12 tm OBP league

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
9 months ago

Trivino or Nick Anderson for SAGNOF ROS?

What do you think of Gil for next year? I could keep him in one of my minors slots but in order to do so he’d have to stay on my active roster for the next couple weeks even though he’s been sent down again. I’m in 2nd and while 1st is looking like more of a long shot now, it’s not impossible. If I drop him I’d activate Cobb for a start v Hou (yikes! but I need pitching stats).

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
9 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Do you like either of these streams for tomorrow? ERA, WHIP and Ws all very important rn.

Reynaldo Lopez @Det (-$4.7)
Flexen @ Oak (-$4.9)

eballs
eballs
9 months ago

Which guys here are you starting this week! (Points league)

Tyler Anderson @ LAA
Irvin vs SEA
Bubic @ DET

David
David
9 months ago

Thanks Grey, and I too believe Jazz could be special…… looking ahead to next year, 14 team, 2 catcher league, 5×5 with OBP replacing AVG. We can keep three and Vlad as a 10th rounder is a definite. Who should be the other 2? Olsen as a 2nd rounder, Alonso or Urias as a 6th rounder, Franmil 8th, Scwindel, Happ, Sanchez as 15 rounders, Posey 17th, and Rodon as a last rounder in the 26th……..thanks

aardvark
aardvark
9 months ago

The streamanator has been killing me the past two weeks! I can’t buy a good stream. Fingers crossed for Jordan Montgomery tonight

scoboticus
scoboticus
9 months ago

Every time I think about dropping Brian Reynolds, he hits a homerun. Man, he can not let go!

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Snooze into the #12 OF on the Player Rater. No slumps and his Statcast is a sea of red.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

Grey, I have to admit I was more than a little thrilled to see you put the sell tag on Votto this past Friday, If there’s anything that can bring about a little hot streak it’s a Grey sell. Thanks!

Dude
Dude
9 months ago

Ok. I have 6 starts left for the year. Need QS!!!! Who are you rolling with today?

Woodruff vs Cardinals
Quantrill vs Royals
Urias @ Rockies
Gausman @ Padres

Also have Burnes and Scherzer so trying make sure I get those starts in ROS for sure. Woodruff seems like a no brainer. Gausman has been inconsistent and Quantrill has been very consistent. Urias doesn’t go 6. Well, maybe I answered my own question lol

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
9 months ago

I’m looking for some MI depth for next year in an Otteneu points league. I could spend at next year’s draft on someone like Ozzie Albies, but for $1 could have one of the following:

Segura, N. Lopez, Arraez, Edman, Fletcher

Do you see any of these guys hitting .300 and/or getting a lot of extra base hits and/or returning good point value? I like Lopez, but I’m not sure how much I believe that this is who he is. Segura seems safe since we know what he provides, but who really knows. Arraez has disappointed me this year. Fletcher is a part of a bad lineup and Edman sort of broke out in August.

As you can see, they’re all top notch choices.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Dave Funnell
9 months ago

Could you get someone between Albies and these $1 guys? They’re all fine for depth, but probably not as a starter.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Cram It
9 months ago

My starters will be Xander, Jazz and could be Tatis, who has OF eligibility. Lots of players in the draft, but trying to get some depth now in case draft doesn’t go as planned. OF will be Harper, Franmil, Tatis, Kirilloff, Larnach and Edman (who could slide into MI depth here).

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks Grey. Since I have Edman (should have said that actually), should you drop Arraez for a more stable bat? Do you believe in the Lopez bat at all as something to grow on? Or has he peaked with an unsustainable .300 average and 20+ sb? Did most of damage since June, so maybe a .320 hitter with 30 steals? Or am I over-reacting?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks. Appreciate it. Sounds like a drop and moving on in my life from both.

Liam BAve
Liam BAve
9 months ago

Hey Grey!

Would you drop Dansby for either Siri or Dalbec? And Who would you rather add Siri or dalbec

Liam BAve
Liam BAve
Reply to  Liam BAve
9 months ago

Votto Siri or dalbec*

Pink Doves
Pink Doves
9 months ago

Jazz Hands or India as a keeper next year 6×6 roto?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
9 months ago

Hello!!!!!

Worst end to a Fantasy season ever. Such a bummer the way I went down.

On the bright side in my keeper league I will draft 4-5 next season in a 12 Team H2H 6X6

R HR RBI SB OPS AVG
ERA WHIP K K:9 QS S+H

Keep 7

Who do I keep? I will put a * who I intend to keep but give me your take. We have 5IL 5NA spots I don’t know why but obviously I like that and I don’t intend to keep but 1-2 Pitchers. I drafted SP horribly this year with busts like Maeda and Bundy but still managed to take 4th regular season.

C – D’Arnaud
1B – Olson*
2B – Jazz
3B – Muncy*
SS – Swanson
OF – Soto*
OF – Harper*
OF – Robert*
UTIL – Dalbec
UTIL – Escobar
B – Straw
B – Moncada

SP – Bieber*
SO – Trevor Rogers
SP – Pablo Lopez
SP – Mahle
SP – Stroman
SP – Civale
SP – Eovaldi
SP – Marco Gonzales
SP – Manoah
SP – Civale
SP – Gallen

I’m not gonna list Relief Pitchers obviously.

I’m torn between Jazz, Swanson, and Rogers and Lopez and Manoah and Mahle.

I’m leaning towards Swanson because I want Jazz but know I can get him in the draft. I think he’s absolutely legit. I think he’s a 30/30 guy. Look what he has done at age 24 in his Rookie Season + 2B/SS eligibility + hitting in the 1-2 hole + athleticism etc.

I love Swanson but he is so inconsistent. Jazz never really oooked lost this season other than the 29% K rate which is horrific for a 23 year old rookie.

I wouldn’t mind going into next season with 2 Starter shut I’d have my team almost filled out and know I can get the Manoah’s and the Alcantaras and the McClanahans and the Ynao, Lopez, Patino, Mahle, Stroman, McKenzie, and all the guys were high on throughout the draft and I can focus specifically on Pitching R and S.

Thanks Grey!! And Good Luck!!

packers2018
packers2018
9 months ago

When E. Rosario hit for the cycle he did it on only 5 pitches. I guess he had the mind set to swing the bat.

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
9 months ago

Grey!!!

Supreme!

a. Norm MacDonald quote of the day for September 21, 2021

‘Former first lady Barbara Bush published her memoirs earlier this month. Readers were shocked with the revelation that while living in the White House she had sex with George Bush.’

b. Marx Brothers quote of the day for September 21, 2021

Chicolini: ‘I wouldn’t go out there unless I had one of those big iron things that go up and down. What do you call those things?’

Rufus T. Firefly: ‘Tanks.’

Chicolini: ‘You’re welcome.’

[talking about going back to the battlefield]

Chicolini=Chico; Firefly=Groucho

DUCK SOUP

Cheers,
Ante

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
9 months ago

Can’t wait to draft 1 decent starting pitcher and wait a while after that. So many pitchers of interest next year

CTFDU
CTFDU
9 months ago

Hi Grey, thanks for the wonderful report. Will you start Urias @ Col and/or Musgrove against the giants?

Do you go with Nicky or Jazz ROS?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  CTFDU
9 months ago

Musgrove but close. Urias has been so good.

muskysmell
muskysmell
9 months ago

Can we just celebrate the fact that The Franimal has achieved OF-status for 2022?

Grey, what you got him ranked now with that extra position versatility? Top 30?

I know you’re not even thinking of 2022 yet but what’s your gut instinct on it?