“Only thing better than three homers in a game is three World Championships in three years for three different teams.” — Joc Pederson probably. Joc Pederson is 80-grade fun. Maybe it’s the goofy paunchy body, maybe it’s the frosted hair that seems done by himself on a whim. I don’t know; he’s just so much fun. Yesterday, him and his fantasy owners had a whole lotta fun — 4-for-6, 8 RBIs and his 8th, 9th and 10th homers and his first career three-homer game. I know it’s inaccurate, but it feels like Joc Pederson hits 30 homers every year, and they’re all hit in the matter of 10 games. Think the only thing you need to know about Joc Pederson is this picture:

Joc Pederson has ice in his veins and NFTs in his crypto wallet. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tommy La Stella – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Have no idea why La Stella was immediately thrust into the leadoff role, but there he is. Maybe the La is for Lineup Agitator.

Chris Bassitt – 4 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.91. Bassitt is such a dog! You ever have such bad pitching that you don’t even want to look at the current league standings? That was my day. Lots of hitting, but I think it was all against my pitchers. I was reading Bassitt, Dylan Cease and Tyler Mahle’s lines by oven light.

Mookie Betts – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs, and his 11th and 12th homer. Seriously, why, like every baseball player before him, couldn’t Mookie Betts just say, “Ya know what? I’m in the best shape of my life!” That’s all I’m asking! Why did he say his hips were still bothering him? Just say you’re in the best shape of your life like every other player! No one knows the difference! Who says their hips are hurting when they’re about to go on to have a great season? Hips don’t lie! Shakira said so! It’s not, “Hips don’t brag and say they’re in great shape, but modestly they say they’re not.” That’s not a thing!

Chris Taylor – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Been quiet so far, but Dave Roberts is gonna whisper some magic words into Chris Taylor’s ear, “Start playing better or I’m gonna tell you again how I won the entire country a free taco from Taco Bell.”

Trea Turner – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Treat Urner with the zoomies around the bases.

Josiah Gray – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.44. Ya know when he’s gonna be great? *looking at Tarik Skubal* Think 2024.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal, hitting .220. Who let him get a 89-foot lead off first?

Jonathan India – Bell said India is still 10 days to two weeks away from returning from a day-to-day injury he got a month ago. Vasco da Gama found India quicker than his fantasy owners.

Tyler Mahle – 4 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.32. Can we send him to go find India? Not Jonathan, I mean the country. He should absolutely be better, but I’ve reached the point where someone else can pick him up and let him try to be better on their team.

Tyler Naquin – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .270, and hitting leadoff, and 2nd homer in the last week. Prolly won’t continue to hit leadoff when India returns. So, I don’t know, July?

Frank Schwindel – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, and four homers in four games. Picked him up in one league, simply because Wisdom was already rostered by someone else. Clearly, a hot Schwinmotato.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.71. Streamonator is a little bit positive on Stroman’s next start, and that’s my feelings on him, as well.

Hunter Renfroe – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring just as he was heating up. Can’t spell Renfroe without Ef. Absolutely brutal luck for me, and I guess him.

Tyrone Taylor – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, 3rd homer in four games, and, if you take nothing else from this post, you should pick up Tyrone Taylor. He’s hot, and Renfroe’s out for who knows how long.

Blake Snell – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.00. Appropriate that Snell and Roansy are back-to-back here, because they’re super similar. Snell, unfortch, has, like, seven years on him, and still can barely pitch into the sixth.

Roansy Contreras – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.13, as he was called up. Just gave you my Roansy Contreras fantasy. It had its feet on the ground, while reaching for the stars on Hollywood Blvd.

Daniel Vogelbach – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring. Word is he tried to douse it with BBQ sauce, but thankfully he couldn’t reach his hamstring to his mouth, but he did strain it in the process.

Cal Mitchell – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he hit eighth, after being called up by the Pirates. I almost spelled his name Calm Itchell, and now I want that to be his name. Calm looks like Alek Thomas, but on the Pirates. At 23, he has solid power/speed and great contact. Had five homers, six steals and .306 in 34 games in Triple-A. Prospectonator (projections for every rookie) actually likes him. Even in deep mixed leagues, I’m simply monocle’ing. In NL-Only leagues, keep Calm Itchell and carry on.

Kris Bryant – Sounds headed back to the IL, after spending a month there. “Bad back?” “No, I’m Bud Black, why do you keep saying that?” “No, skip, my back.” “Skip Back? Who do you think I am?”

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting leadoff. Usually don’t hot schmotato up a guy on an inside-the-parker, because that feels flukey vs. hitting well, but Kiermaier has three homers this week, and he will be in this Friday’s Buy (barring an injury), that will be up on Patreon later this morning.

Shane McClanahan – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.06 vs. Pablo Lopez – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.04. Pretty sure you could only draft Marlins, Rays and Brewers starters, no matter who they are, and win your league’s pitching.

Kyle Lewis – 2-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “You ever get to the middle of a CVS receipt and are like, damn, I read this one already?”

Julio Rodriguez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. He’s on pace for 20/40/.270. His rookie year!

George Kirby – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners (zero walks), 9 Ks, ERA at 4.50. Meh, you want better results, and I can understand wanting to move on, but he has 20 Ks and two walks total in 20 IP, i.e, don’t Kirb your enthusiasm yet.

Zac Gallen – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.22. Regression Fairies love BTS and hate your fantasy team.

Pavin Smith – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer in four games, and, yesterday, I said, “Hot schmotato,” and today I’m saying, “Same.”

Daulton Varsho – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer, hitting .268. On the Player Rater, he’s around top 30 overall. Rudy nailed that one in the preseason; me less so, though I did draft him in a couple of leagues.

David Peralta – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and third this week. Ever since I said the Diamondbacks had one hitter, and eight nine-hole hitters, everyone on their team has been hitting.

MJ Melendez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Even when Sal P. returns, MJ’s gonna playing in the powdered blue like Dean Smith’s coaching them.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .244. Oh my God, I don’t know what to do with my hands. Do I…clap? I just have to uncross my fingers. Oh, man, arthritis.

Kyle Gibson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.94. He pitches well, even though you don’t think he pitches well. He’s inconceivable! Streamonator hates him; I hate him; he does well! He’s Mr. Gibsonceivable!

Bryce Harper – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .302. Doubt Harper and it comes back at you tenfold. Hope he stays healthy. I have no vested interest, but needing five days off every other week, and having a torn UCL, well, does not sound great.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 8th homer. Cake Batter and Allahson back in one day! It’s like going to Mecca with Duncan Hines.

Danny Jansen – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer. Big night for catchers yesterday. No shizz, I got like five catcher homers across my leagues. There were a lot of homers, in general. I think the seams are tight again.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.25. If I only drafted Gausman in every league (and only Gausman).

Taylor Ward – MRI showed an imprint of a Camping World sign, where he banged into a wall, but no shoulder damage, so that’s good. Shoulders are tricky, and I’m not doing the white man’s overbite with some dance moves just yet.

Jared Walsh – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer. Gotta love how he’s a three-hole hitter one day, and a platoon guy the next.

Noah Syndergaard – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.08. Syndergaard’s return from Tommy John is going so much better than his turn on Vikings. He was on that show. I’m not lying. Ever wonder what Syndergaard would be like as a Medieval Times waiter? Now you can find out!

Dane Dunning – 6 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.32. Dunning, the gerund meaning “being done.”

Mitch Garver – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. That’s two balls he’s hit solidly, that he’s glad he hit.

Jonah Heim – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer. Cool, sure, whatever. What I really want to draw your attention to here is the Rangers spent $500 million and are playing two catchers.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .293. Crazy how Jo-Ram became the most reliable bat in the league. Because I’m not two years old, I’m old enough to remember when he was a threat to hit .240.

Sonny Gray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.60. Not even exaggerating when I say this one start will have me thinking about him fondly for 18 more months.

Aroldis Chapman – Hit the IL, and Clay Holmes is percentage points from being the top reliever on the Player Rater, not Josh Hader, who’s third, but you guys do what you do.

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .241. It’s not exactly dispelling a myth by having a big game off the Orioles.

Anthony Rizzo -1-for-3 and his 11th homer. HR to the Rizzo!

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.30 vs. Bruce Zimmermann – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.78. Since I have JoMo going in a lot of places (thanks, Michael King!), I watched this game, and JoMo looked fine, but Zimmermann actually looked better vs. a much harder opponent. Still looking at Streamonator for Zimmermann, and his next start is just as terrible, but, well, I’m monocle’ing.

Austin Hays – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer, hitting .284. He was getting hot a few weeks ago, then had a deep hand laceration that sidelined him. Hopefully, he’s back on track now and the only hand laceration he gets now is a lace glove like early-career Madonna.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer this week. Not bad for this 2017 sleeper!

Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Don’t let the very bad leadoff man in Boston get hot, because then they might actually be good from leadoff thru nine.

Christian Vazquez – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting near .400 in the last week and I’m baiting you for catcher questions.

Trevor Story – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 19th homer this week. Story not hitting a home run until May 11th, then hitting 167 of them in ten days seems impressive.

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer. Call him Devs because he’s just like that giant statue in the forest in that Hulu show! Kidding, that’s as confusing as that show was.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .225. Later in the game, he was replaced by Reese McGuire. Shame because Abreu was heard chanting, “The lewds will not replace us.”

Dylan Cease – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.24. Man, the White Sox entire being seems just off. Like there’s some funky curse on them. Maybe their manager being a Gavin Sheets to the wind isn’t helping. I don’t know. The White Sox need to Windex their aura.

Luis Robert – Hit the Covid IL with symptoms. Welp, he’s gonna miss at least a week. *digs hole in dirt the size of my body*

Eloy Jimenez – On track to begin a rehab assignment next week. I am laughing through tears he’s going to come back before India. Eloy needed to be carted off the field and had surgery; India played two days after his injury!

Lance Lynn – Could also be a week away from a rehab, which would put him on target for around June 6th. Will be nice to have a sweet Lynn infusion. Like a lavender scented oil, but the scent of sweaty beard.

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d rudy
d rudy
1 month ago

grey i’ve also got cease, bassitt, and mahle all on the same team. BRUTAL night.

the reference to syndergaard’s vikings cameo made me smile. wonder how many times he practiced his one line in the mirror.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Is it time to make a play for Semien. Do you think offering Rasmussen is too much. I’m thinking Rasmussen will start to have innings reduced and HR’s are going to catchup with him.

What do you think

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 month ago

Woodruff or Fried? QS league.

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
1 month ago

Ciao Grey

12 tm h2h keep forever keep as many as you want…

Tatis,Kris Bryant, and Adell

Varsho, Gonsolin, Clase

I’d be giving up Clase side.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 month ago

baseball players names are hilarious. I just saw Sears pitch for the Yankees which made me think. I am surprised advertisers havnt paid professional athletes for legal name changes. Like hey Juan how much would it cost to change your last name from Soto to Papajohn? Ha

J C
J C
1 month ago

France’s last 30 days….24 hits – 18 singles, 1 HR! .304 average is nice but 7 runs scored and 12 RBI?? Trade for Walsh?
Only .238 average for him but 7 bombs, 13 runs and 19 RBI.

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  J C
1 month ago

France >

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Rather have Santander, Riley Greene, Austin Hays, Jorge Lopez, Greg Soto, Grayso Rodriguez Or ONeil Cruz in a vacuum for potential ROS redraft value?

Lucky Dog
1 month ago

Javier has struck out his first 6 outs (1 BB) in 7 batters. That’s filthy.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Ended up getting J. Polanco for my Stroman and Lourdes. Thanks for your help.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 month ago

Okay, let me run these possible trades past you again.

A) Hold
B) Deal Wheeler for Springer
D) Deal Teoscar and Wheeler for Soto

Roster in a 10-team 6×6 with OPS and Holds, QS rather than Wins. Twelve active pitcher slots so I’m listing the RPs there.

Pos Player Team Eligible
C Keibert Ruiz WSH C
1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B
2B Jorge Polanco MIN 2B,SS
3B Rafael Devers BOS 3B
SS Jeremy Pena HOU SS
CI Jared Walsh LAA 1B,RF,OF
MI Nolan Gorman STL 2B,3B
LF Taylor Ward LAA LF,CF,RF,OF
CF Brandon Nimmo NYM LF,CF,OF
RF Franmil Reyes CLE RF,OF
OF Josh Naylor CLE 1B,RF,OF
OF Andrew Vaughn CHW 1B,LF,RF,OF
UT Harrison Bader STL CF,OF
UT Teoscar Hernandez TOR LF,RF,OF
Bench Cesar Hernandez WSH 2B
Bench Jorge Mateo BAL 2B,SS,CF,OF
IL Eloy Jimenez CHW LF,OF

Pos Player Team
P1 Brock Burke TEX
P2 Jhoan Duran MIN
P3 Kendall Graveman CHW
P4 Liam Hendriks CHW
P5 Raisel Iglesias LAA
P6 Corey Knebel PHI
P7 Jorge Lopez BAL
P8 Colin Poche TB
P9 Paul Sewald SEA
P10 Ryan Tepera LAA
P11
P12

P Shane McClanahan TB
P Jordan Montgomery NYY
P Joe Musgrove SD
P Zack Wheeler PHI
P Tony Gonsolin LAD
P Garrett Whitlock BOS (Hoping against hope that he might be BOS closer)

IL Tylor Megill NYM
IL Ken Giles SEA

I’m tempted to make the deal for Soto.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

That’s what I thought you’d say. Thanks.

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Dynasty points league -1AB, +5Hit, +32B, +5TB, +9 HR, +2 SB, -3CS
$66 Acuna for $30 Alvarez and $3 Witt, who you taking (inflation $2 annually)

buddens126
buddens126
1 month ago

Last trade offer I got because the kid keeps countering me haha commented like 3 offers on here already today lol

A. Cease
Or
B. Teoscar

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For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  buddens126
1 month ago

i’m guessing you own cease as likely nobody is sending cease for teoscar right now (offers i mean). not in redraft anyway

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

Come on Charlie. Don’t make me have to peek out from behind the sofa AGAIN.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I’ve just about had enough of him.

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
1 month ago

Hi Grey,
Hope everything’s going great for you.

10 tm h2h pts.

Please rank top 2

1) 2nd – E. Hernandez. Donavan, Drury, Arraez, J.Rojas

2) OF – Calhoun, E.Hernandez, Kepler, Pederson, Teoscar

Always big THANKS!!

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 month ago

Have you looked at Ke’Bryan Hayes stat cast? It’s completely red! I know he’s good player but is the lack of power real or a fluke? Who do you think hits their home run first & ends up with more homers out him or Semien?

buddens126
buddens126
1 month ago

A. Soto, Teoscar, Eovaldi
B. Jram, mclanahan
Which side

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For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
1 month ago

14 teamer h2h with hits/OPS added. to replace stanton which of: contreras (ATL, varsho could move to OF), avisail (7 day rater has him around 15 and highest of these), k.calhoun

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For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

and is “a bathing ape” a real clothing company or some joke by joc

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For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

haha, yep, $445 for a hoodie, ain’t capitalism grand

Michael McMorrow
Michael McMorrow
1 month ago

Stud muffin,

Man, did I get roofied yesterday. I had King, Cease, Leone and Gallen all in my starting lineup. I think my season ERA jumped by a half-run. I even had Jordan Hicks on the bench pending his drop (I ended up dropping him and Leone and picking up both Ashby AND Jon Gray, who knows nothing) and it didn’t make me feel any better.

In part because of the Cease and Desist start, and in part because I had just picked up Ashby and Gray, and in part because I like winning, I pulled the trigger just now on my Cease for his Lindor. Keeper league and they both have eligibility left.

Did I do good?

Michael B
Michael B
1 month ago

Ashby did okay (maybe even in the meh range) and justin steele looks pretty good but his team sucks. Pick 2 to keep of these 9

-George Kirby (currently have)
-Aaron Ashby (currently have)
-Roansy Contreras
-Justin Steele
-Zach Efflin
-Alex Cobb
-Jose Urquidy
-Aaron Civale
-Nick Pivetta

hondo
hondo
1 month ago

You think Muncy’s elbow is toast?Something’s not right.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

His stance looks exactly the same,but the bat speed doesn’t look as quick as it did.I don’t think he’s got the Votto type brain to adjust and work it out.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

It’s H2H Hell.Drop him, he heals in 2 months and the guy who picked him up gets his 3 HR week.Against you(well, me actually).

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 month ago

Scraping for saves.

Per @J_McPherson1126 “Anthony Bender to 15 day IL with back stiffness. Retroactive to May 23.”

The Monkey says “Helsley has been arguably baseball’s best reliever so far this season, and Oliver Marmol might be considering” slotting Helsey into the closer role.

Drop Helsley for Sulser?

Thanks in advance.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 month ago

Now that most of my fantasy team is on the IL, it is only fitting that I am as well. Had a heart attack on Sunday, in ICU, awaiting a date for open heart surgery, early next week.

Daze
Daze
1 month ago

Grey
Would you drop Kole Calhoun for Joc Pederson

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

So, Dunning. Even though the SON ended up liking it, on the road against the Angels is still a pretty tough start, no?

In 12-teamers are we giving him one more, or time to move on?

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
1 month ago

Do you think Teoscar pulls a Story and turns it around? It’s just bizarre how far he’s fallen after his last 2 1/2 seasons of elite production.

Also, in what order do you rank these SP ROS in a QS league – Cease, Fried, Lauer?

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah, it’s tough.

Between Teoscar and Yelich who do you like ROS? At least with Yelich, he should be putting up a better numbers based on his Statcast. Teoscar still less than 100 at-bats, but…

birdog
birdog
1 month ago

Yahoo standard 12 team H2H 5×5.

Drop Tyler Naquin or Avisail Garcia?

Thanks!

buddens126
buddens126
1 month ago

A. Mclanahan
B. Carassco and Teoscar

Gotta be the mclanahan side at this point especially since teoscar has been awful. It would have to be more for mclanahan right?

buddens126
buddens126
Reply to  buddens126
1 month ago

Even if its framber and teoscar is it still a no?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
1 month ago

Good afternoon Grey –
1) Who’s the best prospect bat to stash? Kelenic, Duran, Lowe, Lewis, Adell, Abrams & Riley Greene are all options
2) Best bet speculating for Saves? Sewald, Raley, Kennedy, Staumont, Barnes, Diekman
Thanks!

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  MediOAKer Matt
1 month ago

For 2) Rainey is an option as well

Bish
Bish
1 month ago

Grey, can you pick your two favorite 2-starters for next week?

Blackburn HOU; BOS
Morton @AZ;@COL
M.Perez TB; SEA
Rasmussen @TX; CHW
Skuball MN; @NYY
Wainwright SD;@CHC

Bish
Bish
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, Grey! Would you start these two?

P.Lopez @Col; SF
K.Wright @Arz; @Col

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Offered Josiah Gray, Soto and Baez for Winker and S. Gray or Manaea…

I have NO ONE at MI but defer to your judgement on Sonny and Winker’s ROS worth

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Greg…lol

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks but I’d be getting Baez, so no?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
1 month ago

NL-only — you starting [email protected] and Junis vs NYM today?

RobMac
RobMac
1 month ago

Grey- thanks for everything you do!

How do you rank ROS: Roansy, Eflin, Ashby

Gary C
1 month ago

ESPN Points

Schwindel or Yepez?

Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

1. Should I pick up Frank Schwindel? To pick him up, would you waive Josh Bell or CJ Cron?

2. Another option, pick up Schwindel and drop Andres Gimenez? If I drop Gimenez, then I have Altuve, Seager, and Thairo Estrada. Thoughts?

Thanks for all your assistance!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!!

ray
ray
1 month ago

Grey, your thoughts on Eloy changed given the injury? You still expect elite production when back in a few weeks?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Happy National Tap Dance Day!

Can’t believe it’s only been a year, my feet are killin me!

Anyway, someone cut Kirby… would you use a waiver claim to add? If so, who goes?

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Ketel Marte
3B: Chapman
SS: Bichette
IF: C. Walker
OF: Acuna, Judge, Julio Rodriguez
UTL: Straw 
BN: Kyle Lewis, Mateo, Blackmon
SP: Gausman, Musgrove, Ohtani, Pablo Lopez, M. Gore, Sonny Gray, Ober, R. Contreras
RP: Hendricks, T. Rogers (SD), J. Barlow
 
IL: Heaney, Luzardo, Joe Ryan

Thank you!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

See…you know what I’m talkin about!

Also, what’s your ROS thoughts on Roansy Contreras? looked good yesterday…but the Rookies are just slightly above/below the AAA’s, so not exactly the best game to gauge.

and next up is @ SD

Thanks as always

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 month ago

Great stuff as usual! Which player offers the most upside ROS: Naylor, Cronenworth, Winker, Wisdom, Mountcastle. Thanks!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! Who wins this trade: Bo for Lindor & Altuve.

3mango
3mango
1 month ago

William Contreras, MJ (smooth Criminal) Melendez, or Austin Nola?
ROS.
Thanks for everything btw!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

just curious on your thinking, you think MJ even after Sal gets back, that they will split DH & C. I picked up MJ on your rec after Sal went down and that’s worked out really well, but then I’ll need to decide to keep MJ or Sal. Thank you!

Sal
Sal
1 month ago

Do you feel good about starting poteet against Tampa and sears against Baltimore?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Grey,

Last night between M. King, Rogers and Drew Smith my line was 2.1 IP, 11 H, 13 R (all earned) 2 BB, 3K (ERA 43.87, WHIP 4.88) it blew my weekly team ERA up to 10.64 and WHIP to 2.091. That sucks big time.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thats why i was asking about Rogers and Drew Smith. You told me to hold them

Bbboston
Bbboston
1 month ago

Grey,

Ros who’d you rather have moncqfa or Lowrie?

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: catcher q. sal p was dropped and im currently starting william contreras. how much faab to bid on him ($155 of $250 remaining) or just keep fingers crossed and stick with william.

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

sorry should have mentioned that. 12 team weekly roto.

Daze
Daze
1 month ago

Grey
Is Ian Anderson a drop over Tyler Anderson and Pivetta
If you look at the numbers he is the worst of the bunch in K’s,Whip,Era and wins

ray
ray
1 month ago

Grey, I think Wander’s health is effecting his performance because he has been brutal over the last month..just awful.
Hope this isn’t a lost season. Same goes for Teoscar with the oblique…

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
1 month ago

Grey, Franmil or Bellingher ROS? RBI, HR, SB, R, BB, XBH.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

I have a trade offer-

My Teoscar for Gallen and Grichuk. Would you make this trade.
thanks

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
1 month ago

Which 2 stand out as bench fills? 12 team weekly 6×6

Calhoun
Paredes
Tyrone Taylor
Santander
Schwindel
Giménez

Thanks ??

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

Yordan appreciation time . . . (from a site I won’t name!): Yordan has been THIS good with a .228 BABIP. His xBA is like .330 + hasn’t popped up yet. DROOLL

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

exactly. him and Vlad are that spiderman meme. we just need Eloy to join it!

Michael McMorrow
Michael McMorrow
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 month ago

zero popups. That’s like 2010 Votto but with tons more power. No power on earth could take him from my team.

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Joc, Margot, Pollock the right order for 12T roto OPS?

Gracias!

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

Can pick up (2) players if I drop Kiriloff. Maybe one bat and one pitcher/reliever? What do you think from what’s available on the wire below:

Waiver

Bat – J. Votto, P. Wisdom, J. Rojas, H. Dozier, G. Urshela, A. Thomas, H. Bader, C. Blackmon, T. Pham, J. Aguilar, C. Moran, B. Miller, Y. Hernandez, J. Votto (covid), K. Lewis, B. Donovan

SP – A. Ashby,  J. Odorizzi, D. Bundy, D. Dunning, A. Civale, B. Zimmerman, Z. Plesac, M. Wacha, S. Matz, P. Corbin,  J. Quintana, R. Hill, C. Overton,  C. Kuhl (waiver), W. Miley, J. Cueto, JT Brubaker,

RP – M. Melancon, D. Bard, E. Pagan, D. Williams,

My team:
C – T. Stephenson
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. Profar
3B – Le’Bryan Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – T. Mancini
MI – K. Marte *DTD
LF – C. Yelich
CF – M. Straw
RF – A. Garcia
Util – T. Hernandez
BN – A. Kirilloff *N/A
IL – J. India *IL
IL – E. Jimenez *IL

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – M. Fried
RP – M. Melancon (RP)
RP – S. Barlow (RP)
P – M. Kopech
P – C. Doval (RP)
BN – N. Pivetta
BN – P. Sandoval
BN – R. Suarez
BN – A. Wood
BN – G. Kirby
IL – A. Kittredge (RP) (IL)
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)

Thanks, Marv

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

awesome, thanks

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 month ago

Well done on the daily, Grey!

-12 team lead. Time to move on from Franmil for Kepler, Ruf, Pham, A. Hays, Wm Contreras or Canha?

Thanks!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
1 month ago

Grey,

I feel your pain on the pitching woes. Somehow I have all of the aces that “regressed” and none of the hitters who blew them up… speaking of blow ups – “reading their lines by oven light” – hahaha! Add that to Garver’s balls and a gerund reference, and I really enjoyed this write up

-Can you rank these please for 5×5 roto?:

Kirby, JoMo, Greene, Springs, Ashby, Roansy

-Also, who do you like the most out of:

Kiermaier, Ty-Tay, Dozier, Kyle Lewis

Thank eweeee,

-IANASM

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Just double checking… below you said JoMo is droppable for Ashby? Or am I on the sauce?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ok I follow. Thanks for explaining!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 month ago

With Joe Ryan out with the Vid, I need a starter for today or tomorrow in my points league. The options are JP Sears today against BAL or Devin Smeltzer vs KC tomorrow. The Robot kind of likes JP today. Thoughts?

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Justin Ralph
1 month ago

Ewwww those aren’t good options. The COVID hoes are fierce this year.

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Must avoid the COVID hoes at all costs. Mejia was breaking out before running afoul of one celebrating a big game for sure.

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Justin Ralph
1 month ago

Pickup Singer and wait till Saturday. He added a changeup a la Frankie montas and now can get lefties out. Once he adds a cutter he’ll be in the cy voting

Last edited 1 month ago by Joed1414
Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Have to watch out for 2 pitch high velocity guys that start and that add some sort of changeup. Those are the guys that breakout. Then a year or so down the road they add a cutter for a fourth look.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 month ago

Great write up Grey!

1) Bo or Wander in dynasty?
2) Bobby Witt jr or wander in dynasty?

Thanks!
LG

Gator
Gator
1 month ago

Rough year so far. Can you name 3 pitchers that are fair value in trade for Adames in a keeper league? Thanks as always.

Gator
Gator
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks. Snell seem good?

Russowl
Russowl
1 month ago

Would you consider Stroman a hold or a streamer in a 12 team redraft?

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Russowl
1 month ago

Last month stats : 2-2 22ks 2.35 era 0.87 whip

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yes besides 2 hit shut out @mil

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

All right thanks gray

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Baez for S. Gray + Winker?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 month ago

Who are your top 2?

Luis Urias, Justin Turner, Gleyber

Joed1414
Joed1414
1 month ago

Hey Grey, the injury bug is cchomping on my RcL. Bryant, Renfroe, ward, Lowe, Baz, Sale, on IL. Had to drop Kitterage. Would you drop Bryant or Renfroe? Or someone else? Still in second

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I was thinking of going light on pitching and riding the waiver wire with hitters still they come back and holding all them. I’m also trying to trade but it’s crickets

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Fighting it out with holt in 39. Tough chick. Figure I’ll be ok once Baz, Lowe and Sale come back. Unless I trade them first

Last edited 1 month ago by Joed1414
Curious George
Curious George
1 month ago

How worried are you about Kris Bryant’s recurrent back injury? If I could package him with gleyber for arenado, would you recommend that?

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Arenado a good target? Aim higher? Or about right?

farcus
farcus
1 month ago

Which side do you like ROS?

A: Arenado/Giancarlo
B: Soto/Bryant

Does it change in a keeper?

farcus
farcus
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey!

Will
Will
1 month ago

Happ or K Lewis for ROS?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

1. I was going to start Paul Blackburn of Oakland at Seattle. Do you agree?

2. I was going to start Cristian Javier of Houston at home against Cleveland? Do you agree?

3. Would you start Aaron Ashby of the Brewers at SD?

4. Would you waive Dane Dunning of Texas and pick up David Peterson of the Mets?

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Kirby had 9 K’s but still allowed 8 hits and 4 er to oak. I like the no walks and K but man he seems very hittable because he hangs around the plate a lot. Lets face it, if he didn’t face OAK, he probably doesn’t get 9 k and does much worse in that start.

Do you like Sonny Gray and Carrasco over him? Gray seems healthy and is out of CIN and has a better defense behind him. His road numbers last year were much better.

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Vasca da Gama…nice. I remember seeing a massive body going down in a heap in Chicago and needed to get carted off. This same person subsequently had his hamstring surgically repaired. Now this same guy is going to get back on the field sooner than India who was DTD.

Thr Reds called Moustakas DTD last year with a heel injury. He missed about 7 straight games before they put him on the IL. They also said he was close to going on a rehab assignment. He ended up missing from mid May to Aug 6 (3 months).

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I just hope india doesn’t get the same kind of treatment or he is out until after the All Star game