Two homers apiece for Jesse Winker (2-for-8, hitting .226) and Juan Soto (2-for-6, 4 RBIs, hitting .245). 7th and 8th homer for Jesse Winker; 18th and 19th homer for Juan Soto. Both guys, dreadfully disappointing 1st half. For Winker, it’s kinda wild how a trade to a giant-dumptruck-on-the-ass-crack-of-bad-stadiums-for-hitters can completely derail a career. Now I know why he’s named Winker, he hoodwinked us into thinking he was a .280+ hitter. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo, Winker sucks! Neutral luck, Winker might not hit .245. Speaking of .245 said Captain Segue, Sexy Dr. Pepper is in a better place today than he was last year at this time. I’m also sick of him being in a 1st half slump every year. Is The Pepper Man disinterested? Can they trade him anywhere? Well, except to Seattle. Is he always going to be a 2nd half guy, because, while I like how he turns the Home Run Derby into a three-month thingamaderby, I wouldn’t mind if he did that for six months vs. three? How about before each game he has a coach toss him some lobs and smacks them into the upper deck? Can I be the only one ever to think of this? Why is this not going on if he keeps “needing” the “derby” to get “fixed?” I got questions, y’all! Toss Soto some 60 MPH fastballs pre-game and let’s go! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Josiah Gray – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.40. Gray just didn’t have it yesterday. I went into a burger place, and asked for two boogers and everyone laughed at me–Oh, him Gray! Right, yeah, he didn’t have it either.

Tanner Rainey – Hit the 60-day IL with a UCL sprain, and he’s done for the year. Hope it doesn’t affect Tanner Rainey’s superhero alias, Sonny Gray. Don’t think Kyle Finnegan’s great, but neither are the Nats, so that’s a perfect fit. As always, the Bullpen Chart is up to date.

Cal Raleigh – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer. Ahem, that’s 12 homers and 36 total hits this year. A new Tom Murphy dropped.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-7, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer. This was from a few days ago, but thought it was kinda wild:

Adam Frazier – 4-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Adam Frazier is the number one answer for Family Feud’s category, Guys Who Are Boring As Crap In Fantasy.

Keston Hiura – Optioned to the minors, because he was finally starting to hit? Hmm, that doesn’t track, but mine is not to reason why, mine is to find a girl to ride or die, to quote DMX.

Jace Peterson – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer. Put that homer in the J. Peterson catalog under, “Bombs.”

Josh Hader – 0 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.73. That’s for the one guy who kept commenting that I never mention Josh Hader.

Aaron Ashby – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.37 vs. Joe Ryan – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.99. Streamonator loved Ryan’s start, and, bless that giant robot brain, because I didn’t trust Ryan, or Ashby for that matter. Lost trust in Ashby, in general, when he was out with forearm inflammation, and have slowly lost trust in Ryan when he had a 5.74 ERA in June. Can see getting back in on both, but gonna take a few trust falls, and two barely 5-ish inning starts ain’t it, bro.

Jose Miranda – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .260. He will be in Friday’s Buy column, which is already available on the Patreon (along with my top 100 for the 2nd half).

Charlie Morton – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.45. Every time you think Morton’s turned a corner, he turns another corner and it’s back to him being garbage. Can he stop turning corners?

Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. It would be my luck that Olson finally gets hot right as we go to the break, so he can then get cold over the break. This is my big concern with a lot of guys who are hitting right now.

Austin Riley – 2-for-4 and his 25th homer, 4th homer in five games, and hitting homers now solely to point out he’s still a better draft pick than Olson. Not cool, Riley.

Eddie Rosario – 3-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .149. Monocle’ing but I’m a bored cyclops who can prolly find someone better.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer. His hair is blue, but his owners aren’t, because their wives have a headache. Hey, look at me, I’m Andrew Dice Clay.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer. Kinda surprised he’s never gotten hot for longer than a game or two. He’s usually good for a hot month each year, i.e., give me the seasons of Narcos with Escobar going batshizz crazy.

Mark Canha – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. If I were his parents, I would’ve named him Chuckles, but I’m built different.

Chris Bassitt – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.79. Sonavabench! Actually, with Bassitt, that would technically be a son of a bitch. It’s just chickenshizz of me to bench him, and I will never recover. *sips boba* Okay, I’m fine.

Jo Adell – 2-for-5, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal as he was recalled from the minors. He was brought up to remind people the Angels have, like, five wins in the last 35 games, and still aren’t trying to get Adell major league at-bats.

Shohei Ohtani – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.38, 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs. Beginning to think Ohtani might actually be a better pitcher than hitter this year and he’s still a top 20 hitter. Over his last 34 days, his pitching: 0.45 ERA, 58/11 K/BB, 39 2/3 IP. His hitting: .287/.393/.604, 8 HRs in 29 games. What we’re seeing right now from Shohei Ohtani might be the greatest stretch from a player ever.

Cristian Javier – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.22. Ha, chill a little on the Ks, bro, need you to get to the 5th inning.

Jose Iglesias – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .305. “Pray” (Slam The Hammer Jose Iglesias in Coors remix) off the Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Him album.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 23rd homer. His batting average (.237) and OBP (.318) have to be some kind of statistical anomalies with how hard he hits the ball and his walk rate.

Luis Severino – His velocity was down, and left with shoulder tightness. Welp, see ya in 15 months.

Kyle Farmer – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. The 7, 8, and 9 hitter in the Reds’ lineup homered back-to-back-to-back and there was either something wrong with Severino or the apocalypse was about to happen. So, thankfully, Severino’s busted.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Mostsuckass!

Stuart Fairchild – 2-for-3 and his 1st major league homers. Fun fact! Fairchild is an all-white Destiny’s Child cover band.

Jon Gray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.71. Jon Gray calling Rockies starters who are still stuck in Colorado like Marvin Berry in Back to the Future calling Chuck.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. He’s back on the juice! *sticks straw through Capri Sun pouch so it comes out other side, and sucks on air*

Paul Blackburn – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.62. In case you’re still holding hope for his April/May to return, stop. He’s not that good.

Tony Gonsolin – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.02. Tony peeking out of his curtains, “Hey, why are there five guys in a PT Cruiser outside my home in rainbow leotards? Are they here to make me burgers?” The Regression Fairies, Tony! You can’t hide!

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer. They’ve taken our kids, but all the kidnappers want is for us to text back YES and sign up for their mailing list…here the number is by this open window–NOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Spenser Watkins – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5Ks, ERA at 3.93. Imagine going up against the O’s and expecting to come out without getting your hand assed to you.

David Bednar – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 4th blown save, ERA at 3.16. After the game, Pirates’ front office met with Bednar to tell him he will be traded if he pitches better. The motivation every Pirates player needs.

JT Brubaker – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.02. I got fooled by Mitch Keller’s Got A New Pitch narrative brought to us by the lamestream media, so I can’t imagine picking up Brubaker, but his peripherals (9.3 K/9, 3.8 BB/9, 3.73 FIP) actually aren’t that bad. Can’t even promise I’d use the Streamonator with him, but might be worth a monocle.

Lucas Giolito – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.69. One of the bigger buy lows for the 2nd half, but now the price might’ve went up a hair.

Eloy Jimenez – Left the game with tightness in his leg. If only there was a way to prevent him from getting recurring leg injuries. If only modern science could figure out something. Like pregame stretches or something. Or maybe, I don’t know, just spitballing here, having him DH. Though, in fairness to that idea, he’d have to run down the base line at some point, so, I guess what I’m asking is, can Eloy play in a motorized scooter? Before writing it off, does it explicitly say in the rule book Eloy can’t?

Josh Winckowski – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.38. When the wind blows through Josh Winder’s alphabet soup while he’s spelling his name, it turns into Josh Winckowski.

Bryson Stott – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Can we work out some kind of trade to send Stott to the Jays? The Jays can send back nothing. It’s in everyone’s best interest.

Zack Wheeler – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.89. Ugh, times like that I wish Wheeler wasn’t vaxxed.

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homers. Can’t believe Charlie Montoyo kept telling Teoscar to not hit homers. Glad they got rid of that bum!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. Cake Batter is bringing sexy back, literally.

Ross Stripling – 7 IP, 2 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.03. One of my bigger miscues of the season was dropping Stripling after his first two starts. I made the giant effin’ miscue of anticipating a guy getting worse vs. waiting for it. Clearly, he’s overperforming, but he’s been rosterable in the 15-team mixed league where I snafu’d.

MacKenzie Gore – Moved to the bullpen for a few weeks. Only wish they did it before his last blow up all over my team’s ratios.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.11 vs. Brady Singer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 12 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.02. Singer tied me a bit to the WHIPping post, but this matchup was of one guy I dropped recently and haven’t looked back on (Skubal), and another guy who I streamed. Thanks to Streamonator aka Robot Daddy.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-1 and his 13th homer. Was going to call him Mayor of Schmotatoland, population: Him, but he’s rostered in almost 80% of leagues. He’s not a schmotato; he’s the people’s 3rd baseman.

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in four games. Let’s go Brandon! I love that Belt homered yesterday, because I usually bench him, but yesterday Hunter Renfroe wasn’t starting, so that gave me room–Yes, this is about me! Will you let me finish? Ugh, forget it now, I’ve forgotten what I was going to say. Belt’s been simmering, and might be heating up.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer. Who’s more boring than this guy? The answer is no one, that was easy. Who said Ketel’s the most boring? Me! Hey, man, you paying attention? Ketel’s been on a multi-year slide where it’s becoming hard to understand why we ever liked him.

Zac Gallen – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.56. Ya know, ZG’s been a’ight or ‘ight, which is a’ight while cruising past his player page and seeing his stats and the wind blows a leaf into your mouth — a choking a’ight. His K/9 and BB/9 are 8.6 and 2/7 respectively with a 3.95 xFIP. I’ve seen better; I’ve seen worse; I’ve seen fire; I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen Gregg Jefferies while carrying his card and could not find a pen.

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Jordan
Jordan
2 months ago

I’m in 5 man keeper league. I’m in contention for top 4 playoffs. The #1 team is trying to trade away trout right now to cement their victory by getting some strong players. I want to make a offer but I don’t want to over pay too much. If I traded rodon, Gleyber and Kris bryant for just trout is that fair trade or too much or too little in this keeper league?

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
2 months ago

Heaney or German as DL stash?

Odorizzi or Trevor Rogers ROS?

Thanks!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 months ago

Hi Grey – quick one if you are still checking this post.

If I needed an RP would deal Cron for Hendriks?

Thanks!
LG

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Loving watching the Luis Castillo vs Nasty Nestor pitching duel.

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Please rank these SPs in a deep keeper league:
Ian Anderson, Kluber, Stroman, Strasburg

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

I’m trying to take a glass half full approach on the Baz news. This setback means it will suppress his draft price next year. I don’t have much info on the injury. Well that is enough of my fake positive take. Elbow injuries for pitchers rarely end well.

Do you like Alex Wood as a replacement? He has been erratic but may be turning a corner. Ugh like a magnet I get sucked into the fip. Fip has not been kind to me this year.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yes, I know about fip. Too bad I don’t get points in my league for it.

go dubs
go dubs
2 months ago

Voit has been so bad lately. Would you drop for eddie rosario or recently activated schwindel or hold? Thanks!

prognation
prognation
2 months ago

With O’Neill back, need to drop one of
1) O’Neill
2) Eloy
3) Berti (Groin Strain)
4) Urias

Leaning toward Berti or Urias. Hoping Eloy can avoid becoming ILoy.

Bish
Bish
2 months ago

Grey,

Swanson or Seager?
Adolis or Mike Harris?

c762062790
c762062790
2 months ago

Start India vs N Cortes or J Turner vs D Hudson?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 team H2H keeper. I’m in second and have a win now team.

Which side:

A) Scherzer, Swanson, Liam Hendriks
B) Shane MacClanahan, CJ Cron, Holmes

Thanks!
LG

gargamel04
gargamel04
2 months ago

Ha! The Regression Fairies now have a gang. I look forward to hearing more about their hi-jinks!

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

Who you prefer tonight for a MI? Pts league
Flores vs Burnes
Carpenter vs Castillo
Or put both in, put Edman at OF and bench Carlson?

Last edited 2 months ago by Gotime
Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
2 months ago

What’s good Grey? My keeper team needs an enema. Middle of the pack in a 12-teamer with no chance to win the whole thing. You get to keep six and I’m really comfortable with Turner, Bichette, and Manoah. The other three would be in the 40-75 range next season. Was looking at other teams needs that are in contention. Have some questions to spitball off you.

(1) Who would you pick for next year and beyond between Austin Riley and Lou Bob?

(2) Assuming I’m addressing the other team’s needs, do you think Montas, Rogers, Arozarena, and Hayes is a fair offer for Riley?

(3) Along the same lines, do you think Montas, Rogers, Arozarena, and Adolis is a fair offer for Lou Bob?

Hi to Ted and thanks my dude:)

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

No way my dude, Ted is your spiritual advisor.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

In the grand scheme of things, you want someone who loves their mother, right?

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

Hey Grey, O’Neill is back so it’s time to make a cut.
Mountcastle
Walsh
Renfroe
Eloy
Lou Bob
These are my current outfielders. Is it time to say goodbye to Mr. Walsh?

League Two
League Two
2 months ago

Scott’s walk ratios are not improving. His days are likely numbered. Would you trade him for Doval or, gulp, Kimbrel?

Chico Escuela
Chico Escuela
2 months ago

How about this trade:
Tatis vs. Jose Abreu + Gausman

Chico Escuela
Chico Escuela
2 months ago

hey now-
which side:
1. JuRod + Cam Doval vs. Jose Abreu + Gausman

spanks!

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Chico Escuela
2 months ago

In my opinion 1, but depends on needs

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Brett Martin or Tanner Scott?

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
2 months ago

Master Grey,

Thank you, it is about time Hader did something you were willing to write about. Just read that it’s National Nude Day and Bastille Day. Be careful not to lose the wrong head……

A) Giolito over Manaea, Gilbert or Gallen??? Some one has dropped the Gelato.

B) Been extra busy lately but still reading your greatness, is Franco a drop?

C) C is requesting a fly by, “Sorry C, the pattern is full and you’ve been ghosted.”

D) Crap, Baz is on the DL, oops, showing my age, IL!!! Is her worth keeping in the IL slot for September?

Okie Dokie Meister, thumbs up for the Torenado blurb. Have a great Friday Eve, only 101 degrees here:(.

CCC

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

1.i was going to start Tyler Anderson of the Dodgers at St. louis. Do you agree?

2. At 2B, i analyzed my second baseball options in this order: Altuve, Urias, Flores and Rodgers. Therefore i waived Brendan Rodgers and picked up Wilmer Flores. Thoughts?

thanks for all your ongoing help!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thank you! i appreciate your hard work!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

I have Baz in 4 leagues (two with no remaining IL slots). I just cut him in those two leagues. Agree?

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Yeah he’s pretty much done for the year (redraft league wise) it hurts for me cause I drafted him earlier than most and held for his whole original injury, but he’s hurt again with a lengthy recovery ahead and my iL is full like yours are. So I had to cut him loose and reccomend you do you same. Even if I had the IL spot I’d still probably drop him

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

With a myriad of recent injuries, I have no utility. Probably will need for a week or two. Who’s my best pick-up?

Harold Ramirez; Kiriloff; Estrada; Hoerner. Matt Carpenter is also available (but his playing time is sporadic).
22

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Disregard. O’Neill was just activated.

Michael B
Michael B
2 months ago

1. Kutter Crawford vs the Rays, or Braxton Garrett vs the Pirates

2. Jorge Mateo, Brandon Marsh, Leody Taveras , Jarren Duran, or Jo Adell? Could really use some speed, but hitting always helps

3. Whos the best hitter out of these guys? Nolan Gorman, Nolan Jones, Jose Miranda, Vinnie Pasquantino, Aledmys Diaz, Franmil Reyes, Andrew McCutchen, Adam Duvall, Tyler Stephenson (as a 1b, I don’t need a catcher) Jesus Aguilar, Brandon Belt, Ramon Lauriano, Jose Iglesias, Josh Lowe, Pujols, Lane Thomas

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Could you go more in depth into 2? At first glance Duran has some of the worse stats out of Mateo, Duran, tavernas, and adell. How does he compare to them in hit tool as well as speed, im guessing Mateo is the best base stealer but not great with the bat, and Duran is middle at both?

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Short term as in this season or this week lol, im in a redraft league and on the market for consistent stolen base potential with the ability to hit well enough to not be a liability, i didn’t list him but Riley Greene is also available, however he hasn’t shown the speed of Duran or Mateo, which is my main concern.

Umpy70
Umpy70
2 months ago

Grey do you think tatis is done ROS?

i thinking of making a big trade to upgrade pitching, and i have tatis on my IL, but if hes not making an impact h2h, i dont think i should do this trade.

whats my risk that tatis is not going to be ready

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
2 months ago

12 man 5×5 h2h keeper OBP QS league.

Would you trade Gonsolin for Wheeler?

Is it a fair trade? Id be offering Gonsolin, or should I include more.

Thanks man!

omar
omar
2 months ago

Weekly OPS H2H:

Staff: Cole, McClanahan, Wheeler, Rodon, Webb, Morton, Strider, Javier, Skubal, Montgomery, T. McKenzie

Give Cole for Tucker?

League playoffs run through the end of the regular season. Worried with the Yankees big lead they may rest starters that last week (I’m currently in 1st).

omar
omar
Reply to  omar
2 months ago

Could also offer McClanahan… considering Rays may Ray with their SPs.

omar
omar
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Keeper, but only 3 players for 1 year. I never keep pitchers, and have Vlad, Tatis, J-Rod, LuBob and any of the above pitchers to choose from. Thanks!!

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

SAGNOFing hard today with Espinal and Ortega. Yeah, slim pickings in this RCL.

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

My boy Evan Phillips with the save last night!

Bish
Bish
2 months ago

Grey,

which pitcher do you like better with these upcoming starts?

PLopez TX; @Cin; NYM
JGray @Mia; @Sea; @ LAA

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I also have Pablo Lopez and Jon Gray. Would you start both in all projected above starts.

thanks again for all your hard work

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks!

Skeezix
Skeezix
2 months ago

Grey, I know it’s probably WAY to early to ask this question, but if deciding today, would you keep Adolis instead of either of Olson or Albies (assuming he eventually heals) next year?

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
2 months ago

Blackburn is wearing me out. Need a streamer while Kirby is down.

Odorizzi, Steele, Roansy or Blackburn?

Thanks

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
2 months ago

10T 5×5 Category

At this point, is Eloy a drop for R. Laureano, Stott or Miranda? No positional needs.

Thanks

K-fav
K-fav
2 months ago

winker or eddie rosario ?

Milarky
Milarky
2 months ago

Hey Grey, I know it’s early but I’m scouring my league to see if I can improve my pitching keepers. Curious how you’d rank these as keepers beyond this year (I’m out of it this year).

Woodruff
Manoah
Bieber
Ray
Wheeler
Fried
Gausman

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey, makes sense, though I’m surprised you have Bieber ahead of Gausman?

Earle The Pearl
Earle The Pearl
2 months ago

Domingo German worth a stash with Severino going down ?

Thinking 15 teamers, 13% swinging strike rate last year

Philip
Philip
2 months ago

Grey, would you move Gilbert for Cease in a dynasty league? Is it close?

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Vazquez, Heim, or Raleigh?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
2 months ago

10-TM, NL-Only, H2H, OBP, $280 Auction Keep-5

Good Morning Grey,

I am currently in 4th place (10 games behind) and could end up being 15 behind after this week with only 8 matchups remaining. I have made the jump to first before this, but I’m not sure it will happen this year.

Next Tuesday is my league’s deadline for non-peer review trades, so anything goes. 

My planned keepers are:
Acuña(62), Edman(21), O’Neill(16), Alcantara(20), Gray(4). Other options would be Walker(3) and Webb(22) if anything changes.

A)   I could stay in and try to compete. My hitting should be solid and my pitching can at least give me a chance at Ws, Ks, and S each week. ERA and WHIP have been up and down.

B)  I could make a trade that still allows me to make playoffs and compete for 2nd place.  I give Soto, Rogers and one of Webb/Alcantara for Riley(25-28), Hudson, and G. Cabrera.

C)  Same as B, but I give Edman, Rogers and one of Webb/Alcantara for Dansby(25-28), Knebel, and Marquez. 

D)  I do both B and C, then I have: Acuña(62), Riley(25-28), Dansby(25-28), O’Neill(16), and Gray(4) to build my team around next year for $132-138. This team has loads of upside in all 5 categories for hitting, and an inexpensive high K guy.

Dansby seems like a really big upgrade over Edman even if he only has SS eligibility, and Riley looks to be a top 3B for the next few years.

E) In the meantime, should I continue to roster both Melancon and Mantiply till one or both are traded, or drop one for Edwards Jr. (Cishek not available).

Thanks!

CA   Ruiz
1B   Walker
2B   Morel
3B  Yepez 
SS   Edman
INF  Voit
OF   Acuña
OF   Soto
OF   Harris II
OF   A. Thomas
UT   O’Neill

SP  Alcantara, Webb, Gray, Cobb, Lauer, Quintana, Garrett, Mahle(IL)
RP  Ta. Rogers, A. Diaz, Finnegan, Melancon, Mantiply

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Soto is $75. Not a value over the others. I can probably get him around $70 next year, but without a decent WAS lineup, he won’t get the R and RBI that make him worth it.

Any particular reason you like Edman over Dansby given Dansby’s breakout this year? Price difference along with 2B/SS eligibility and lineup order when Albies is back?

I hope that Edman could be a 20/40 guy, but seems more like 15/35. Dansby looks like a 25/20 guy with a possibility for more HRs and a higher OBP, and more RBI.

I guess that with as good as Edman’s defense is, he won’t be the odd man out when STL has to figure out where to play when everyone is healthy.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah, I have Edman, and could probably trade him away with a good arm to acquire Swanson.

Honestly though, I’d much rather focus on Riley first. Either way, I’d have a really good SS option at a good price.

The Finkelstein
The Finkelstein
2 months ago

In my comment from yesterday I called Gonsolins meeting with the regression fairies. How often would you like me to write for you? Weekly? Biweekly? Oh I should see my way out? Well, alright then

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
2 months ago

Hey hey Grey! ROS: (1) Would you rather Paredes or India? (2) And which two of Franmil, Hicks, Laureano, and Winker? Thanks!

Roma Pizza of Stuart
Roma Pizza of Stuart
2 months ago

Muncy droppable

ray
ray
2 months ago

Rudy seems to think that TB is going to stretch Beeks out, as the projections have him up there in QS rankings, but I haven’t seen any sign of that yet.
What are your thoughts on that, Grey?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

He basically did bc he has Beeks rated at $4.3 worth of QS ROS.

Baz just went down w elbow strain….hmmmmmm

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Oh, I thought Rudy played a part on this calculations….does he just do the weekly stuff?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ok, thanks.
Agreed.

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
2 months ago

Hey Grey! Whos the drop to get Renfroe off the IL?

Voit, Verdugo, Nolan Jones, Giménez, Kirilloff

12 man 5X5 H2H OBP league

Thanks budddddd

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago

I’m so done with that Chicharrone eating fat
walking IL stint Eloy…

Scrapski
Scrapski
2 months ago

Bigger second half impact…
Miranda or Giolito?
Thanks Grey

VASH
VASH
2 months ago

Yerry Los Santos… make a move on him?

I am looking for saves or holds.

Cable
Cable
2 months ago

h/h points 12 team redraft

need 1

Rasmussen..Cueto..Snell..Odorizzi

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Is Jon Berti who we wanted Billy Hamilton to be?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I just had to f-ing jinx him! How bad?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 months ago

Oh man, today is National Nude Day & National Tape Measure Day…i’m staying inside!

I’ve been holding Gore even after his last blowup to get his start v. ARI…and now I missed out on some streaming arms. Biscuits!

Anyway, got a few quick ones for ya:

1.) Are you rolling out Rasmussen today v. BOS?

2.) Please rank these IF for now/ ROS:
India
Moncada
Miranda
Aledmys Diaz

3.) Please rank these RP you like best for saves:
Poche (TB)
Raley (TB)
A. DIaz (CIN)
Strickland (CIN)
Hand (PHI)
Castillo (SEA)

4.) Is it safe to cut WIll Smith for one/multiple of the above?

Thanks as always!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you!

Just dropped Gore for Rasmussen
cut Moncada for Miranda (already got India)

And I currently have Raley…but you’re right, all those options basically suck. Might have to do the Saves Carousel & hope I guess right between Poche, Raley, Castillo, etc…

thanks again!

Keeks
Keeks
2 months ago

Sup Grey,

12 team league. Hitting categories are HR, RBI, Stls, OBP, Slg.

Drop Nelson Cruz for Estuery Ruiz?

Nelson is currently just a bench bat on my roster and ruiz would be the same. So really just focused on upside.

Cable
Cable
2 months ago

12 team h/h redraft..weekly lineup set

probably going to have to replace Severino

not much here .. need one

Rasmussen
Bumbgarner
Quintana
Irvin
McCullers
Kirby
Syndergaard

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

$5 a transaction fee I’ll go broke playing matchups

jdRed5
jdRed5
2 months ago

Minor trade question: 12 Team 5×5 Roto league
I have struggled to find any kind of decent catcher production all year, but picked up Cal Raleigh two weeks ago and am finally getting something from the position.

Just got an offer of my Austin Hays for his Tyler Stephenson.

Hays is on my bench because my outfield is:
L Robert
Stanton
Castellanos
Franmil
Mateo (need the steals)
with Vaughn or Cruz at Utility

I also have Santander as an additional backup outfielder and hope to pick up Adell this week.

Worth it to deal Hays for the catcher upgrade?
Thanks!

Earle The Pearl
Earle The Pearl
2 months ago

Grey,

Worth selling high on Holmes, maybe to the Chapman owner ?

Boone still ran him back out there in the 9th last night but want to cash in while he still has the job.

Was thinking an elite bat or SP2

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 months ago

Pls rank:

Senzel, Villar, Luis Garcia

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
2 months ago

What costs SP’s more in future earnings: A.) Playing in Coors; or B.) Being groomed by the pitching staff of the Pirates. Serious question.

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

Miranda or Eugenio ROS in an OPS league?

ray
ray
2 months ago

Grey, which pen arm would you rather…..Tanner Scott or Yerry De Los Santos?

MI….Stott, or Iglesias?

Thanks!

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
2 months ago

Its a saves+Holds league FYI

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Laureano or O’Neill

J.Duran, Scott, B.Martin, Houck (Rank top 2)

Big THANKS!!

Hi Grey,
Hi Grey,
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks for helping! Glad that i sat Aaron Ashby as you recommended.

1. i also sat Mitch White and Clevinger. Are they streamers for the rest of the season? Who you would cut among White, Clevinger or Ashby when Jeffrey Springs comes off IL?

2. would you waive Michael Harris II to pick up Amerl Rosario of Cleveland?

3. if you agree, then i have a 2nd SS after Seeger, then i would waive Brenden Rodgers of Colorado and pick up Wilmer Flores of SF. In summary, waive Harris and Rodgers to get Rosario and Flores. Thoughts?

Thanks!!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thank you!

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

Sorry Grey, I had one more quick-hitter I forgot to ask, 12-team redraft
Could you rank these 3B options?
Gorman, Paredes, Chapman, Miranda
Thanks again!

Hoochie
Hoochie
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

I’m in a redraft 14 team mixed 7×7 league. I’m being offered France & Yelich for Nestor and I could use a bat or two. My arms are pretty good as is with Degrom and McCullers coming back soon. Thoughts?

wordbird
wordbird
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Earlier this year, you steered me correctly in my dynasty league from moving McClanahan for Scherzer. So thanks! A new one: I have a potential trade deal that would have me send Ohtani (sp)/Jo Adell for Degrom/Jordan Walker. I ask again, will I regret giving up on Ohtani the arm down the road?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
2 months ago

Grey, drop Senzel for any of Stott, D Castillo or Wendle? How do you rank them? Thanks!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks. This is an NL-only league and I’m holding Albies in my only IL slot. Playoffs start on 8/29. Worth continuing to hold? Or do you think he will be eased back in?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks. I’ll continue to hold

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

Hey Grey, I have a few quick-hitters for the end of my bench. All are 12-team redrafts. For ROS,
A. Gorman or Espinal
B. France or Estrada
C. Wendle, Mateo, Guillorme or Aledmys Diaz

Thanks!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

India seems to be getting things figured out. I know he was ranked around 50h overall before the season. How do you feel about him now? Would you drop Walsh for him?

That Javier line is insane.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 months ago

BTW, are you holding Lance Lynn in 10 team H2H?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey. Im also wondering if you would drop Trevino, Minter, Houck or Duval for Brett Martin?

jcindaville
jcindaville
2 months ago

Hey Razz,

Any word on Tatis coming back? I took him in the 12TH round of my draft figuring he’d back by now. Keep hearing dry swings and maybe after the all star break.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

He may start hitting off a tee today.

Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou
2 months ago

On a more positive note The Sweet Lou Stream of the Day is Keegan Thompson

Maybe I’m a bored Cubs fan just looking for something to watch tonight, maybe I’m in possession of Biff Tannen’s sports almanac – you’ll have to decide which

Best of luck

Remember to tell em that Sweet Lou sent ya!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Drop one: Sewald; Houck; Tanner Scott

Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou
2 months ago

Clay Holmes lost the plot again last night

Am I worried? No…okay maybe a little bit

Humbling sport

Take a few days off Clay and clear the mechanism

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Speaking of things that don’t get mentioned. I was sure there would be a post regarding Zack Wilson, Grey and Alex Manoah’s mom.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yesterday he posted that he’d been in Idaho with no reception. Asked what he missed. No mention of whether or not his moms friend is Ida.

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
2 months ago

Hey Grey! Awesome write up! Always insightful and hilarious!

Who do you prefer ROS between Ross Stripling and David Peterson? I worry Peterson will lose his job when everyone is healthy whereas i think Stripling will still have it after even if the jays pick up an arm?

thanks!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 months ago

Understood they provide different things, but in a vacuum, can you rank: Mateo, Villar, Miranda and Luis Garcia (WSH)?

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

Would you start Braxton Garrett Home vs pirates in H2H league? Robot has him at 8.8

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Nice grey!

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
2 months ago

Start Cueto today vs MIN?
Start Snell @ Col?

Last edited 2 months ago by Dirt McGirt
omar
omar
2 months ago

10 team 6×5 (standard + OPS) Weekly H2H:

A: Acuna, Gausman, Mahle
B: Robert, McClanahan, Strider

Andre
Andre
2 months ago

Thoughts on this trade offer Grey? 10tm/ H2H categories/ keeper league/ we keep 5 forever with no penalty of round….right now I have 6 keeper potential players in Trout- Trea Turner- Wander- Devers-JRod-Acuña. I’m in 2nd but struggling with pitching

I give up : Trout – Cobb- 6th round pick next year

I get back: Verlander- Hoskins- 2nd round pick next year.

Thanks for the help!

thekid2004
thekid2004
2 months ago

Hey Grey – I’ve put together a patchwork SP squad all season & feel I’ve skated by into top 3 rankings so far thanks to my hitting. Doesn’t feel like what I have & streamer options will get it done come playoffs. I tried packaging 2 SP for 1 Tier 1 SP (i.e. Cortes/Lopez for any of Rondon/Burnes/Castillo/Nola) or an SP & Castellanos, but no bites. Based on my roster construction does anything stand out to you in terms of moves I could make? Appreciate your guidance as always.

12 tm 6×6 OBP/QS keeper league
C: MJM
INF: Alonso, Paredes, JoeRam, Witt ($5), E. Ruiz
OF: Soto ($15), Betts, A Garcia, Castellanos, Kirilloff
SP: Manoah ($10), Cortes, Lopez, Cobb, Pivetta, Wood, Sandoval, Stripling, Kuhl
RP: Iglesias, Bard, Graterol
IL: Peralta, Luzardo

thekid2004
thekid2004
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thoughts on these deals?
– Ship Cortes for India
– Ship Mook for Burnes