You heard of Mrs. Dash? An all-powerful seasoning that you sprinkle on anything, and it makes it better. It’s crack…for your tongue! (May not be the actual slogan.) Now, if you swing already produces a great hard hit rate, you don’t want to tweak it too much. It’s already tasty. Only thing you can sprinkle on it to elevate it is a little bit more Launch Angle. Jesse Winker (3-for-4, 6 RBIs and 3 homers (15, 16, 17), hitting .350) is a classic example of what happens when a guy who hits the ball hard, tweaks his swing just a tad so the ball coming off his bat is just tad more elevated. Winker didn’t go full-Gallo on his Launch Angle. Just a smidge. A dash of wonderful, which if why I will now call him Mr. Dash. He elevates at the dish, and the crack of his bat is crack…for your fantasy team! Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Kwang-Hyun Kim – Hit the IL with lower back tightness. Hitters dominated the first two months of the season with injuries, but pitchers are now starting to pick up the pace, with about 17 starters getting hurt in the last three days. Gonna be a fun summer when teams are calling up Mel Stottlemyre Jr. to see if there’s a Mel Stottlemyre Jr. Jr.

John Gant – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 2.63. Finally, the Regression Fairies stopped to admire Gant’s long-flowing hair.

Tyler O’Neill – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. Oh, by the by, he’s only played in 40 games. Ya know, the ol’ 52-homer pace in 160 games.

Sixto Sanchez – Still unable to make rehab starts. As I keep saying, I like Sixto, but not this year, guy friends and five girlfriends.

Cody Poteet – Hit the IL with an MCL sprain. What a terrible year 1150 was.

Trevor Rogers – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.97. The ERA doesn’t lie, the IP will catch up to him at some point.

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his 2nd homer in two games, and third homer in the last five games. Hot schmotato alert!

Sandy Alcantara – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.30. If the Marlins traded for Kyle Gibson, I’d be interested.

Colin Moran – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Fun fact! His name used to be Chachi Moran, and he was born nine months after Joanie loved Chachi. (Very new hip reference.)

Chris Gittens – 0-for-4 as he was called up by the Yankees. At 27 years old, think we’re past the point where we can say Chris got in while the Gittens was good. Looks pretty Quad-A-ish, and only being mentioned because he’s a Yankee, but I guess it’s worth monocle’ing if Chris be Gittens some playing time. He has power, and literally nothing else.

John Means – Hit the IL with left shoulder fatigue. I’m fatigued from all the gee-dee injuries!

Cedric Mullins – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and, like, 12 homers in the last two days, hitting .322. Congratulations, Cedric Mullins, on your star mitzvah! His last ten official at-bats: single, HR, single, single, HR, HR, single, single, double, line out. Tough SAT problem for what’s next, but wouldn’t mind having it on my team. Why does it feel like Cedric the HRtainer is gonna be a top 50 pick next year for me and around 200th overall for ESPN?

Jake Bauers – DFA’d by Cleveland. Finally, Jake Bauers’s time is up. Thought they’d never cancel that show. Cleveland called up Bobby Bradley (3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer), former New Jersey Senator. He’s a better hitter than Chris Christy Mathewson or Christine Todd Worrell. Bobby Bradley has power, but was hitting .196 in Triple-A, so this will go well.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Without looking, I’m gonna say Rosario was in Friday’s Buy, because he’s been hot for the last ten days.

Michael Fulmer – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain. His timetable is a small desk next to his bed housing his alarm clock. His timetable to return is unknown. I looked at his replacement, Gregory Soto, on waivers in my league, and decided the ulcer wasn’t worth the squeeze.

Tarik Skubal – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.33. Yup, time to give him a once-over. 11.3 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, insane homers allowed, but that tracks with 2020 too, not 2022 if someone’s having Siri read this to them. Geez, people are barreling him up with a goofy fly ball rate, and that’s not a great recipe to avoid the random three-run homer that is deadly. Meh, in deeper leagues where you need risk, fine. In shallower leagues, Streamonator.

Dylan Cease – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.36. You put a guy who has strikeout stuff but is wild vs. a terrible team and he will dominant every time. (Not every time, but I’m trying to make a point.)

Jon Gray – Hit the IL with a flexor strain of his elbow. Waiting for his return? I wouldn’t hold my breath. Or Gilbreath, the Rockies’ replacement.

James Kaprielian – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.08. This start was in Coors, but his start is more about how bad the Rockies are than how great Kaprielian is. Streamonator is slightly positive on his next one, but it’s home and I could see it.

Michael Pineda – Won’t make his next start due to forearm tightness. In case you’re not paying attention, we’re reaching 60 games played and all pitchers are going down. There’s still 100 games to go.

Jackson Kowar – Called up to start today. Incoming! Big rookie pitcher train alert! Chugga-chugga-ROOFIE-chugga-chugga! Here’s what Prospect Itch said, “A man in search of a breaking ball, Kowar made good use of the controlled setting at the training site, working tirelessly to supplement his excellent fastball-changeup combination with something he could employ to strike out right handed batters. Have to take any training-site talk with a grain of salt, but the word around the team has his new curve looking like a double-plus offering, which would give him three of those with an off-speed for each side of the plate. Sounds more like dreamland than in-game reality to me, but I’ll send an offer or two this winter just in case. If he can’t get that third weapon or access better in-game command than he’s ever shown, the floor is still back-end relief, if only I could find relief from Grey.” What the heck! So, once again I’m asking you, how much do you need the eggs? I grabbed Kowar in a 15-teamer, but didn’t even look in a shallower league.

Josh Staumont – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.66, as he was activated from the IL. Should take over the closer role in KC. If I had a nickel for every time ‘should’ became ‘did not,’ I’d have like a buck-forty in nickels.

Adalberto Mondesi – Hit the IL with a hamstring injury. After the injury happened, you could see Mondesi cursing himself in the clubhouse tunnel, then for a split second, like as long as the known footage is of Bigfoot, Mondesi removed his jersey, and you could see a different name on the back. It read: Buxton.

Edward Olivares – 0-for-3 as he was recalled. Ed O. Ed O. It’s off to the waiver wire we go.

Caleb Smith – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.14. Lots of pitchers go from the rotation to the pen and succeed, but very few come back out of the pen and do well. Smith has a 10.5 K/9, 4 BB/9, 4.57 xFIP with a possibly deflated HR/9. Even better he appears healthy — better call him Cale B. with the B. standing for Blanched, because he’s a leafy green, but no bitter aftertaste. He’s the prototypical starter I’d grab in deeper leagues (15-team), and ignore for now in shallower ones, outside of Streamonator.

Tyrone Taylor – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. About six weeks ago, I said Taylor was the Brewers’ only good hitter, and it’s taking forever for that news to reach Counsell.

Corbin Burnes – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 1.97. Corey Dickerson, Luis Arraez, David Fletcher…Sorry, I’m just hoping someone from the Brewers’ front office is reading, and they get some ideas about who to trade for. Watch, they’re gonna instead trade for someone like Khris Davis.

Rich Hill – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.05. In this start, Hill threw 59 pitches. Screaming, “KEVIN CASH.” Yelling, “THAT’S RIDICULOUS.” Thinking contemplatively, “Maybe that’s how he keeps Hill healthy.”

Yandy Diaz – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Since his Launch Angle is so low, I can only assume if you were to slow down the replay of Yandy’s home run, the ball bounced off the plate and ricocheted over the fence.

Dane Dunning – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.26. Looked at Dunning’s peripherals, expecting to be yawnstipated, but, damn, he looks much better. One of the few pitchers who should have positive regression. Sadly, Streamonator hates his next start, and I kinda agree.

Scott Kazmir – Designated for assignment by the Giants. If this is it for Kazmir, it will be interesting to see which cap he wears into the Hall of Fame. Uh, sorry, weird time for a sentence break. I meant, Hall of Fame of What Could’ve Been.

Evan Longoria – Hit the IL with a shoulder sprain. With the way the Giants’ season has been going, Wilmer Flores (0-for-4) will fill-in and look like an All-Star for three weeks.

Patrick Wisdom – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and two more homers (6, 7). That’s not a hot schmotato, THIS IS A HOT SCHMOTATO. Gave you a Wisdom lede last week; he was in Friday’s Buy; now, I’m merely saying you can wait until he cools off, so you can say, “See, I told ya he’s not that good,” or you can grab him until he cools off, and say the same thing.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 4.59. Lot of going back and forth between thinking Hendricks is fixed — Hendfixed — but, unlike my dog, I don’t think he is.

Jacob deGrom – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 0.62. His WHIP is 0.57 and a 45.4 K%. Though, he went 0-for-3, so hopefully he can come out of his recent slump.

Dominic Smith – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer. Mentioned this last week, but I am now Team Dom, because I picked him up off waivers. Will let you know how it goes!

James McCann – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. Not so fast with that talk that Wisdom’s the hottest bat in baseball, i.e., back that McCann up. McCann had one homer in the 1st 33 games; five homers in the last 11.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.27. Any major league pitcher worth anything would mow down the current Mets’ lineup, but in Paddack’s favor at least he threw 94 pitches.

Logan Gilbert – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.98. If my monocle on this guy was any bigger, it’d be a telescope.

Justin Upton – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. The only question is when does Upton go cold for six to eight weeks? When he reaches 15 homers? 17? 20?

Bryce Harper – 1-for-5, 1 run as he was activated from the IL on Saturday. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him in Your Lineup” Department said, “My brother is also named Kevin.”

Brad Miller – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, as the Phils scored 12 runs, and Alec Bohm went 0-for-3, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .209. I’d say Bohm was a Ticker Tease, but more like Ticker Teason.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Jerry Tomato has a lot of ketchuping to do to be a top catcher this year.

Jose Urquidy – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.76. Uracutie ran into the buzzsaw/buzzkill that is Buffaloronto’s Rock n’ Jock Stadium.

Luis Garcia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.75. That would be a solid road start in Seattle, but vs. the 1927 Jays in Buffaloronto? Impressive.

Chas McCormick – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .200. McCormick must’ve loved hitting in Buffaloronto Wild Wind-Blowing-Out Stadium, or maybe McCormick just loves The Road, a book I’ve tried to read about six times, and can’t get past the 1st ten pages.

Max Fried – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.63. If you had the pants grapes to start Fried vs. the Dodgers, you deserve this start, and a head x-ray.

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.40. Big story out of baseball this week is the rate to which pitchers are spinning their new lack of spin. If I’m being frank and not Stallone, I don’t care outside of how it affects us for fantasy, and that’s not entirely clear. The 4-seamer’s spin rate is a bellweather to look at possible cheating for pitchers using the wacky tacky. With the league talking about cracking down, it’s possible pitchers might have a lot less spin on their pitches this week, i.e., write “Cheating” on the side of the Titanic, and you don’t want to be rearranging the deck chairs when the shizz goes down. 4-seamer spin rates that have been down since MLB’s announcement: Gerrit Cole, Clayton Kershaw (6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.66) and Trevor Bauer. Dodgers were also suspiciously at the top of the highest spin rates going into this weekend. Oh, and because I looked it up, Kevin Gausman (7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.27) has a spin rate on his 4-seamer this year that is actually down from 2015, and not much different from the previous two years, i.e., Gausman might not be a 1.27 ERA pitcher, but he’s also not jumping off the page as anything funny going on. So, as they say in Philosophy 101, what does it all mean? Nothing or something, I have no idea. The assumption is pitchers won’t be as good with less grip on the baseball, which seems/seams to track. Bauer’s line yesterday shows he wasn’t able to locate. If that continues, his ERA is going to rise. Or anyone’s. But as his line also shows, he’s not suddenly a terrible pitcher. Or what possibly happens: Pitchers realize MLB isn’t doing anything with their empty threats and things remain the same. It’s so assbackwards that they deadened the ball, and now want to police pitchers. It’s like someone saying they want to be healthy, so they’re eating vegetarian, then they eat nothing but nacho cheese.

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IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
1 year ago

What’s up Grey?

Someone panic dropped Alex Wood in my league. Would you drop any of the following for him?

Gonsolin
Manoah
Alzolay
McClanahan

Thanks as always!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  IAmNotASmartMan
1 year ago

probably mcclan, you might get lucky and alzolay goes DL with his blister, but of course you might not have time for that before somebody grabs wood, i know i wood while you wait on that DL stint if i was in yr league.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

This isn’t going so well…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Following on the MLB app it looked like he was either not in shouting distance of the strike zone, or in the absolute fattest part of it!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Oh dear.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

this is why the “15’s maybe grab, shallower didn’t even look to see if available” grey comment(s). turns out i didn’t drop minor for him either in AL only. however, somebody did drop kaprelian for kowar, i might FAAB that up. the whole “just added a 3rd pitch” scared me off of even dropping say cobb in 14+ for the most part (and cobb was easily obtainable even before his not great last start and he’s been VERY solid for like nearly a month or so).

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

wait last night, we’re talking about kowar (tonight) i thought here.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Sinkhole Demayo
1 year ago

also in a 12’er that i could’ve obtained even with an open roster spot (means to DL on last day of last week’s matchup) i went with upton in case jd mart stays hurt plus in that league (h2h) my opp is one of those twits with like 4 BN bats, so i don’t need lots of SP starts to stream from this week. and story is supposedly back tomorrow for that league anyway.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Sinkhole Demayo
1 year ago

so far just walks and singles, but with bundy also in this game, this might get really crazy (my guess is KC doesn’t leave kowar in so long it gets REALLY bad, but maybe). this might be like a 12-10 game.

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Sinkhole Demayo
1 year ago

oh shit, they didn’t wait long at all. back to t.anderson in that redraft 20 teamer (or lucchesi, allard, senzatela (on road), kuhl or some other schlub). play by play didn’t show he had been taken out in 1st inning for good chunk of time after that happened.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Adios Kingery we hardly knew ye…

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

hehe, remember that giant contract PHI gave him before he ever got 1 MLB at bat. great stuff.

Love this game
Love this game
1 year ago

Bieber or Burnes ROS? Which side?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Love this game
1 year ago

Biebs

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Grey,

Who do you like ROS Wil Myers or Tommy Pham?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You hate Pham! Ha.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks for the input guys

Kailuaboy
Kailuaboy
1 year ago

Hello Bruddah Grey!

Alonzo or Arozarena ROS?
Aloha!

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Trammell or V.Robles ros?

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 year ago

As usual superb work and love the analysis. Couple questions for the week… looking at 2B, Schoop or Lourdes? Who do you prefer at Util in a 5X5 standard league out of Blackmon, C Santana, Swanson or Schoop? Much appreciated!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you! Lastly, is Adam Frazier a guy to keep an eye one with Hayes back? I like his 2B and OF eligibility, similar to Lourdes. Lacks the power, but is hitting ball well.

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Garret Hampson or Santander? Points league

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
1 year ago

Or Dylan Carlson

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do you like Hampson more than Carlson?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok sounds good thanks

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

Favorite start tomorrow for getting the W?

Alex Wood @Rangers (Lyles)
Heaney home vs Royals (Bubic)
Rodon home vs Blue Jays (Ray)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Hey now – I know you’ve mentioned it a million times, but what’s the quick metric you use for highlighting strong SPs – is it a difference between BB/9 and K/9 greater than 6?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh man, I think I’m stuck down a rabbit hole now!

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

Corbin Burnes has matched his career high innings of 59. Wonder how much further he goes with 100 games left…and if he tires out in the dog days.

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Play Ball
1 year ago

Bump for your thoughts

Wondering if I should sell high for a SP that will have greater volume the rest of the way.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Freddy Galvis or Jonathan Viloar?

Sparkle
Sparkle
1 year ago

Guy is offering me Kershaw for Severino…(should be back in a month or so)? Is this really that big a deal where people are jumping? Should I take it? Now I’m suspicious.

Sparkle
Sparkle
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Just took it. Could be a good parody for one of your write ups…Spin Doctors – Kershaw and Bauer the Two Princes

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Kelenic just got sent down too. Wow. Only 83 at-bats and they send him down. That’s ridiculous. What’s he going to learn in Triple A? It’s not like they’re trying to win anywyay.

Whatever
Whatever
1 year ago

12 team mixed obp keeper league: Gerritt Cole (29) /Vaughn (7) for Gausman (25)/Winker(17)?

My side Gerritt is playing for this year while he cant keep Winker.

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey.

Love this game
Love this game
1 year ago

Please rank in a standard 5×5 roto ROS:

K. Bryant, Belli, Teoscar

Chris P
Chris P
1 year ago

Need one of these guys for my last SP spot this week in a points league:

Jordan Montgomery (at MIN)

Pineda (2 starts, but injury risk? Home vs NYY; Home vs HOU)

Wade Miley (home vs. COL)

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

Who do you like the most tomorrow when I need Wins?

Rodon home vs Blue Jays (Ray)
Heaney home vs Royals (Bubic)
Wood @Rangers (Lyles)
P Lopez home vs Rockies (Sensatela)

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Your boy Hiura just got sent back to the minors. I guess you could use that roster spot on Benintendi. Oh wait, I forgot, he’s not a thing!

I’m not sure Hiura will ever be back. He sucks. Glad I still have Benny Baseball though!

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Kelenic back to AAA

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I guess I should have anticipated that and replaced Kelenic on my Razz team.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Not for this week. Lineups locked.

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

Wood @Rangers tomorrow vs Jordan Lyles. Would you trust him in a 12 teamer?

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

Montgomery, Miley or Mize

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

All good options but cut three (points league)

Schoop
Kirilloff
India
Polanco
Santander
Pham
Benintendi
Donaldson

Also

McCann over Haase?

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Current pen is Diego Castillo, Alex Reyes, Romano and Clase.

Since we have categories for holds and another for saves is Iglesias an upgrade over Castillo? If he is are they close or no?

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you rather Romano or Diego?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

in a QS league with holds is Luzardo and DIego for Raisel Iglesias a fair offer to propose?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I have too many starters: Lynn, Bieber, Mahle, Rogers, Hendricks, Cease, Luzardo and Means and Plesac on the IL. I need to move one

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Batty call options for the day:
Hunter Renfroe vs. Zach Thompson
Enrique Hernandez vs Zach Thompson
Adam Duvall vs. Pivetta
Chris Dickerson vs Pivetta

Which one do you like, if any?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Oops, Corey Dickerson

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Oops, Corey Dickerson

Cram It
Cram It
1 year ago

Anyone know how I can see how much FAAB everyone has left in Razzslam? Only thing I can find is the FAAB results from the 1st round and having to add up everyone’s winning bids.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ah, doy! Thanks

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Aguilar or Bell ROS?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

I have Story, Moose, Means and Fulmer on the IL with Kikuchi a possibility of ending up there.

Obviously going to need to find room for the first two soonish.

Could you see dropping Fulmer altogether when you already have Rogers/Iglesias/Bard/Diekman? Not a stellar cast exactly but whatever, SAGNOF.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Hunter Harvey is back. Any interest? Might be useful for Holds maybe? As much as the Orioles ever have the lead haha.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh there a better guys for right now, no doubt. But he was supposed to be the closer coming in to the year, right? And I’m always interested in guys who might become a closer in the course of the season.

I’m probably being too smart for my own good – he’s maybe more of a cyclops.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

But you’ve seen me – I am cute!

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Where would you rank Yelich and Soto overall right now ROS? Soto till top 5? Yelich still top 15?

I’m considering offering Winker and Riley for one of them. Which do you think is fairer? Both teams could use a 3B.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. It’s a keeper league and I’m 2-6-1 this season so I’m looking a little more long term.

Would you say Winker, Riley and Olson for Soto and Bellinger is a better deal for me?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Is Adolis Garcia and Max Scherzer too much to give up for Trout? Its dynasty and we can keep five players. Where are you guessing Adolis is headed in rankings next year? I know he was your sell on Friday.

The sportsguy
The sportsguy
1 year ago

Al only 5×5..rank these SP Rest of season

Skubal
Richards
Folty
Singer
Dunning

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Are you using lopez today at Boston in a 10 team roto league with innings cap and worried about ratios? Jd Martinez is out agajn

Russ
Russ
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

Lopez had his start moved to tomorrow

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Russ
1 year ago

Thanks. It is good to finally get some good news

mUshi
mUshi
1 year ago

Hi grey. 20 team keeper (keep 8): Trade mookie for yordan and w. Buehler?
Thanks!

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: since its a light day, looking ahead to 2022. can keep three of the following next year, who doesnt make the cut. round where i can keep them is in parentheses. thanks!

l urias (10)
gausman (11)
chisholm (22)
k lewis (23)

Corey
Corey
1 year ago

Eflin or Gonsolin ROS?

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 year ago

Grey,

Add Patrick Wisdom and drop either Kelenic, Avisail Garcia, or Jorge Polanco?

Thanks!

Will
Will
1 year ago

FYI – Lopez is getting pushed to tomorrow so won’t start tonight vs. Boston

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to sit one of these guys. whos on the bench this week?

alzolay – @ sd, vs stl
wood – @ tex, @ was
urias – @ pit
bassitt – vs ari, vs kc

thanks!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

@Grey: yeah, wood was my initial thought although hate to have to site him with two nice matchups. another options would be Framber who has @ bos and @ min, but cant sit him, right?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Buuuut nacho cheese is so delicious!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

E. Rosario or Happ?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto, need to sit one of the following. who sits?

pham – 3 vs chc, 3 @ nym
upton – 3 vs kc, 3 @ ari
story (supposed to come off IL on tuesday) – 3 @ mia, 3 @ cin
blackmon – 3 @ mia, 3 @ cin

thanks!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

I currently have India and Jazz covering 2B for me in a 12-team H2H. I also have Brujan in the wings waiting. Once Brujan is up, is he still behind India and Jazz? If so, should I drop Brujan now for a SP that can help right away? It looks like the best options currently on the wire would be Gilbert, Richards, or Dunning. Those names aren’t very exciting, but Gilbert has looked better in his last two games. Thanks!

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Most Golden Sombreros:

#1 Ryan Howard 27
#2 Chris Davis 26 (you can do it!)
#3 Reggie Jackson 23
#4 Giancarlo Stanton 21

Sammy Sosa, Ray Lankford, and Aaron Judge are the only players with more than 2 platinum sombreros in a career.

Pehaps the greatest date in baseball history came on June 18, 2019, when JD Martinez of the Sox and Miguel Sano of the Twins recorded platinum sombreros in the same game, a 17-inning affair. Martinez went 0 for 8 and Sano went 0 for 7.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Keeks
1 year ago

Cant take credit, this is from a friend^^

Noce Picking Joe Torre
Noce Picking Joe Torre
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Nose Picking Joe muses….
I’ve come to realize, no one really likes watching baseball. Why would anyone want EXTRA innings.
Robot umps, how about robot players (besides Stanton)? They stay in the box!
How about robot fans in the stands? Eliminates Covid risk!
Forget about innings, let’s just use a timer- make the game 2 hours, whoever’s winning wins. That’s win win!

Many Thanks to nose picking Joe Torre and his famous committee meetings filled with the dense smoke of old man farts.
Brilliance? Dumbassery?
you decide

Nose Picking Joe Torre
Nose Picking Joe Torre
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The smell.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

France, Villar, KikE, India, Fletcher, Castro or Hernandez over B. Lowe?

Ryan741
Ryan741
1 year ago

Grey, need a trade opinion in a H2H points league. I’d be trading Bryce/Musgrove/Manoah and I’d be getting Grisham/Darvish/McCullers. Which side do you prefer? Thanks

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

Mercedes and Lindor or Harper?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

In a deep roto, I’m dealing away Laureano/Kikuchi/Fairbanks for one of the following packages – in need of K, QS and SV – what say you?

Option 1: Pressly/Hand/Pablo Lopez

Option 2: Pressly/Pablo/Marquez

In addition to your preference, would you pull the trigger on both?

Thanks!

Rob
Rob
1 year ago

Is it time to drop kelenic for Ian haap or Jeff mcneil???

hot corner
hot corner
1 year ago

I wouldn’t write off Skubal to deeper leagues only. Entering May, he made some changes to his arsenal by dropping his splitter for a traditional change-up. Since then, HR down, BB down and K’s way up. 14 K/9 over his last 6 starts with a 3.09 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.

I am buying a real breakout from him.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

103 pitches to get through 5 isn’t ideal, but 1ER (0 HRs) and 11 K’s with a win was sweet.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Nah. It has been 4 starts in a row now. 21 IP with 3 wins, 5 ERs and 37 K’s (15.85 K/9). BB still high with 9 but only 2 HRs.

That’s against SEA, CLE, NYY and CHW so a mixed bag of offenses.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Please pick two of the followng to stream this week (H2H QS league):
Smyly @PHI
Flexen @DET
Sheffield @DET
Singer @OAK

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That’s also what I was thinking. And yes, now you can see just how desperate for starts I am in this league :( Means going down didn’t help..

Thanks!

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

Thinking about moving T.Story for some SP or an SP/RP combo bc I dont need him. what tier would you be aiming for top 15sp top 30sp top 50?
you typically have to overpay for SP in this league. Was going to try for wheeler or musgrove then move down to Mahle or Pablopez if I have to or is that too cray?
My hitting is loaded.
My current SP is not loaded.
C.Rodon
M.Stroman
Tai.Walker
A.Alzolay
T.Gonsolin
Marco Gonzales(stream spot)

appreciate your input.

.

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

Thinking about moving T.Story for some SP or an SP/RP combo bc I dont need him. what tier would you be aiming for top 15sp top 30sp top 50?
you typically have to overpay for SP in this league. Was going to try for wheeler or musgrove then move down to Mahle or Pablopez if I have to or is that too cray?
My hitting is loaded.
My current SP is not loaded.
C.Rodon
M.Stroman
Tai.Walker
A.Alzolay
T.Gonsolin
Marco Gonzales(stream spot)

appreciate your input.

.

negatto
negatto
1 year ago

Looks like Pablo is getting an extra day of rest and now gets COL at home on Tuesday instead of @ BOS today.

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

?
Grey,

11 team league 6×6 with holds and OPS the extra categories. We use Quality Starts instead of Wins. We have daily roster moves so I can plug in my pitcher whenever they start. I will add we keep 5. Pick ups can be kept at 5 next year. Would you cut Luzardo to stash Brujan? I already figure I need to cut Luzardo to activate Means when he comes off the IL unless Brujan came up in which case I could cut Schoop.

C Mercedes 1b Vlad 2b Schoop SS Tatis 3b Machado CI Alonso MI Lindor OF: Acuna, Bellinger, Dom Smith, Kiriloff, Schwarber Util: Baez Bench Wander

SP: Bieber, Lynn, Hendricks, Trevor Rogers, Mahle
P: Cease, Diego Castillo
RP: Reyes, Romano, Clase

B: Luis Castillo, Luzardo
IL: Means, Plesac, Conforto

McZero
McZero
1 year ago

My pitching staff is pretty solid but I need someone to stash on my reserve list for insurance. Looking at Caleb Smith, Dunning or Gilbert.

JP
JP
1 year ago

Is Hosmer droppable in a 12 team? Basically, Aguilar or Hosmer going forward?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I think this is the first endorsement of Aguilar I have ever seen you make lol You are not a fan of him, or Lux haha

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  ray
1 year ago

he was when hot last time too. about a month or more ago.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Traded Urquidy for Riley. Good trade?

3rd base has been a black hole for me.
Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Following up on my pitching situation with my disaster of a team. As a reminder, my format is 12tm and pitching cats are: W, L, SV+HLD, ERA, WHIP, K, K/9, QS

I managed to snag Eflin, so now my pitchers are:
SP- Ryu, Cease, Valdez, Gonsolin, Eflin
RP- Green, Castillo, Rich-Rod, Rogers Twins
IL- Means

1. Am I streaming out of Gonsolin’s spot?
2. Is Paul Fry or Lugo better than any of my current SVs+HLDs guys?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Lugo over which of my current guys?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh I meant if Fry or Lugo was better than any of my current RPs, but I may just end up adding Lugo and dropping Kelenic.

My current RPs are: Green, Castillo, Rich-Rod, Rogers Twins

Contender
Contender
1 year ago

Who is the better IL stash? Franmil or Luke Voit?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Always appreciate your insight!

As you know, Jack Flaherty is on IL and won’t be available for weeks. Would you take a flyer and waive one of the following to try and get Jack Flaherty? I am not sure.

The following hitters are potential players to be cut:
Ty France
Garrett Hampson
Tyler Naquin
Gio U
Nate Low
Freddy Galvin
Manuel Mariot
Eric Hosmer
Nate Zunino

Thanks!!!!!!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? I don’t think MLB is going to actually do anything about increased spin rates. Casual fans like home runs, strikeouts, and dudes yelling “Let’s go!”MLB isn’t going to do away with part of that trifecta marketing strategy:)

I think we might be on the verge of a breakout for Jonathan India. Been hot with a .471/.591/.941 over the last week, but more telling is the Reds moving him to the top of the order this past Saturday/Sunday. Doode looks the part as well. Just saying…

Have a good one!

Dr Easy
Dr Easy
1 year ago

India’s hot (duh), so yesterday I finally dropped Matt Chapman for him (gave him one final chance for redemption during his trip to Coors). Tell me that wasn’t overly stupid!

Los
Los
1 year ago

would you drop Kelenic or Villar for Yermin Mercedes, Nate Lowe, or Biggio?

Los
Los
Reply to  Los
1 year ago

Hunter Renfroe available as well… is he legit going forward or just hot?

Happyharry
Happyharry
1 year ago

Grey, H2H, 12 teamer. Who is the drop-Solak, IKF or Moustakas?

john jay
john jay
1 year ago

Drop 2 Urquidy, Ray, Valdez, Gonsolin, Kikuchi

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Would you waive Manuel Margot for Andrew McCutchen? I am leaning against it. Your thoughts.

Have a great week!

Lucky Dog
1 year ago

I started Fried against the Dodgers. Coming off a 12-0 week, I was battling for ERA, WHIP, K’s and W’s. His start put me at 12-0 this week. First time I’ve ever had a team with back to back sweeps in the decades I’ve played this game. Woot!

He’s really only had 1 bad start in the last 4-5. He pitches much better when he’s not trying to strike everyone out. In that last blowup he was throwing pitches in the zone on 0-2 or 1-2 counts or nibbling. Yesterday he was throwing strikes early, trusting his stuff & letting hitters get themselves out.

I just hope he remembers this in his next few starts.

On another note, Cedric the HRTainer has been a sheer delight to roster, and his HR tied me for the cat for the week. Then we went alllllllll day without another until McCann got me the category late.

I’m really starting to think one of the Big keys to FBB is watching who everyone gives up on/drops and pouncing when they show signs of life. Most were drafted where they were for a reason & that talent tends to show up eventually. Of course the flip side is to not be that guy, and hold the guys you draft who might start off slumping. I know this isn’t rocket science, but it’s something I committed to really paying attention to this year & it’s paying off in spades.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

True in larger leagues too. Has more to do with patience, or necessity. I get dripping struggling players because you have injuries, COVID, etc & just need a damn bat. And I can’t tell you how many times I almost dropped Lourdes over the 1st 5-6 weeks.

But I kept telling myself, “last year was real. His career trajectory is real. Be patient – the bat will come around.”

His solid numbers were partly why I went 12-0 last week.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ