“Ask not what your fantasy team’s pitchers can do for you, but what you can do for your fantasy team pitchers.” The number one thing you can do is have your fantasy team page open and curse and scream whenever a reliever comes into the game in a non-save shituation and gives up runs, or when you have a pitcher give up five-plus in under five innings, or when you bench a guy who throws a gem. That’s the least you can do for your country and your team. Yesterday, the Kennedy curse lifted, and Jack and Joe did you right: Joe Musgrove (6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.68) vs. Jack Flaherty (6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.84). In 2021, Jack Flaherty could be underrated. Imagine he’s not a top five starter next year, because of one bad start. Sign me up for some of that nonsense. Joe Musgrove is a trickier proposition such as, “I’ll do whatever for $50.” Wait, that’s a trick’s proposition. Since Musgrove’s IL stint, his fastball velocity wasn’t quite there, but yesterday saw him touch 95 MPH, and his slider was working for him. For 2021, I could see getting sucked in again by Musgrove, which inevitably will leave me mumbling, “Era, era, my ERA is a mess.” That’s JFK struggling to the finish line of a fantasy season, like all of us. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Mitch Keller – 6 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 2 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.24, and was pulled from a no-hitter bid after 84 pitches, because…The Pirates’ self-confidence is so damaged they can’t have nice things? Yo, Pirates, did your daddy beat you? Did you grow up as a latch-key kid and you can’t shake the inferiority complex? Hey, Pirates, you need me to be your Big Brother? Jesus effin Christmas, how do you pull him with 84 pitches? If it were 100+ pitches? Fine, I get it. You don’t risk a future star who you will trade away for a washed-up player.

Giovanny Gallegos – Sounds like he will be activated today and back to closing games. So, put on your Sergio Tacchini tracksuit and “I live for this” t-shirt, and let’s get this SAGNOF!

Justin Verlander – Will have Tommy John surgery. So, he won’t pitch in 2021, and, knowing him, he’ll try to pitch again in 2022, signing a one-year deal. “Gare, I just don’t think this is the same Verlander we’ve grown used to.” “You might be right, Keith,” as the Mets go down 6-1 in the 1st inning on 2022 Opening Day.

George Springer – 3-for-4 and a double slam (12, 13) and legs (1), hitting .253. Thought maybe Springer was the best Astros player on the Player Rater, so I searched it, and it’s not even close, Kyle Tucker is far-and-away the best Astros player. Wanna holler yuck real loud? Tucker and Springer are only two in the top 100.

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 7.36. This was a no decision, which is the best outcome the 0-4 Bum has seen all year. Earlier in his career, it was Mad-Bum, but, since it’s later in his career, we should now use the 2nd half of his first name so he Ison-Bum.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer. Crawford hasn’t been a hot schmotato since 2015, so that’s gonna be a woof from me, dawg. Speaking of which…

Darin Ruf – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer. Fun fact! Darin Ruf is a world-famous daredevil dog.

Chadwick Tromp – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. The loss of Pence hasn’t slowed the Tromp Train, but the addition of the BART has.

Tyler Anderson – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.53. That would’ve been the start to stream him, and not his last 2 IP, 4 ER start. Pain.

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.76, as he returned from an arm MRI better than anyone has ever returned from an arm MRI. He puts the miracle in MRI. Still, I’d use the Streamonator for Gausman for his last start. The great thing about him and anyone on a borderline playoffs team is he should actually pitch and go 5+ IP. Whereas, there’s gonna be a lot of pitchers on the Dodgers, Padres, etc., who throw like three innings this final week.

Jesus Luzardo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.86. Speaking of pitchers who might only go a few innings and puts miracle in everything, it’s Jesus.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.76. Even if he goes out and throws a 9-inning shutout next time out, like his start vs. the Marlins last year, he still is having a short season that is making me out for 2021. Dude got old. It happens (I hear). I mention the 2019 start vs. the Marlins because, if you were watching Saturday’s game in the same living room as me, you would’ve experienced this: They showed highlights of Corbin’s 2019 shutout vs. the Marlins and I was like, “Wait, is this tonight? Because I’ve been watching and this doesn’t feel like tonight.” Then I laughed to myself for a good twenty minutes, then said, “This pandemic hasn’t made me crazy at all,” to an orange I’ve drawn a face onto.

Trea Turner – 3-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. Treat Urner has at least 10 homers in each of his five seasons. Exactly why you draft him.

Asdrubal Cabrera – 4-for-8, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer. Struggling to find hot schmotatoes today, which is not what you want for the final week push. The Nats hit a shizzton of homers yesterday, but it was the 1st homer in some time for all of them, so it’s not like an obvious jumping off point for hot bat. Kurt Suzuki (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer; Michael A. Taylor (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th, and he’s everyone’s favorite multiple choice answer; finally, Victor Robles (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 3rd homer.

Pablo Lopez – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.96. In 2021, Patrick Corbin or Pab-Lo? Is it even close? Out on Corbin, in on Pab-Lo.

Sandy Alcantara – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.12. Think some people might write off the Marlins’ 2020 season, due to the funky 60-game schedule. I think that’s fair. I don’t think you should write off their starters. The Marlins need bats; they have arms.

Justus Sheffield – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.75. This was one of the Streamonator calls from Friday’s Buy column, or my Buy Gollum, “Precious.” Sheffield’s next start isn’t great on the Streamonator, but in the final week, with the A’s resting, I could see it.

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.90 vs. Matthew Boyd – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.96. This matchup was billed as ‘Flavor Flav when he sees a Mrs. Fields.’ — “Yeah, Boyd! Cookie!”

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .284. There was pushback on my preseason rankings that Jo-Jo-Ram was too high, and Torenado was too low. On the Player Rater, they’re not close, and it has not been a good Torenado season.

Spencer Turnbull – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.83. For his final start, Turnbull might be better than your ace, because Turnbull is at least likely to pitch a full game. Super brief:  MLB playoffs are going to be a goofy 31-day straight sprint, so all playoff-bound teams will be resting their starters in the final week. That’s right, this season was only eight weeks long, and some starters are only going for seven, and only six if they weren’t ready in the 1st week. I feel like it’s midseason right now, and I’m amped up for four more months of season. This sucks.

Tony Gonsolin – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.77. Dodgers trade for Alex Cobb, you’re drafting him, right? I mean, they’ve never had a bad pitcher. I don’t care, I’d even jump on Cobb. Hmm, that sounds weird.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.80. Is Trevor Bauer going to win the Cy Young? Or maybe I should ask, is Trevor Bauer about to become even more insufferable?

Antonio Senzatela – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.13. He’s borderline a top 40 starter this year, which makes me borderline crazy. Starting next week, I’ll recap all the positions, and they’re gonna be absolute nuts.

Corbin Burnes – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.77. Wonder if there will be any absolute loons next preseason who are like, “I’m drafting based on what guys did last year, therefore, ergo, vis-a-vis, I’m taking Corbin Burnes in the 2nd round.”

Daniel Vogelbach – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .215. Opens coffee table book, “From Harvey’s Wallbangers to Counsell’s Chubby Chasers: A History of the Milwaukee Brewers.”

Salvador Perez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. He did all that damage in only 122 ABs. Mr. Prorater, “Whoa, that’s Garverian. Downright Mitch-like. Perez has resting Mitch face!”

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer this weekend. Sucks because I already moved on in most of my leagues, figuring he was coming back too quick from his injury, but it’s also awesome because I love my Teoscar like I’m Sally Field.

Anthony Bass – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, and the save, ERA at 3.42. With Rafael Dolis sidelinedolis, due to his knee, Bass could see a few more saves in the final week, if you have room and have given (or are) up streaming.

Bryce Harper – Left yesterday’s game with lower back stiffness. That only hurts 5 of 12 of my teams. Though, with how he’s been in September, it might help 5 of 12 teams.

Ian Anderson – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.36. Ian Anderson sunk like a hard rock.

Kyle Wright – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.74. For those keeping track of my big dummy-ness, I dropped Wright in one NL-Only league, where I could’ve really used him. Wright to drop? Wrong! Though, his last four starts have been so hit or miss, and mostly hit or hard to miss.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .259. Tildaddy says you can have more sherbet!

David Peterson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.80. Can’t buy me love, but a man D. Peterson, can try with a Quality Start and 10 Ks.

Mike Clevinger – Scratched with biceps tightness. Thinking about all those NL-Only owners who opened their pocketbooks for three starts, and maybe two if they had to wait a full week after he was traded, and missed the 1st start in San Diego. We’ll see if he goes again in the regular season, and for how many innings. I know you don’t want to hear this, but I wouldn’t throw him for more than 3 IP if I were the Padres.

Dinelson Lamet – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.07. It’s barely an exaggeration when I say Lamet hasn’t given up any hits in the first four innings of any game this year.

Wil Myers – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and a slam (14) and legs (2). At yesterday’s game, the cardboard cutouts were chanting MVP for Myers.

Michael Pineda – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.18. Keep going back to playoff-bound teams not wanting to push their starters this week, but Pineda, being about a month behind everyone else, should be able to go for his full next start, and the Streamonator likes it.

John Means – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 5.02. Whoa, that was the start to stream on Sunday. Too bad the one badge I earned while a Boy Scout was, “Has Never Started An Orioles Starter.”

Cesar Valdez – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save. Love how the Orioles went on the record saying, “Hunter Harvey would be the closer,” and there he was coming into the game in the 7th yesterday. Pretty cool stuff, guys. Or as Valdez would say, “Slick.”

J.A. Happ – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.25. Fun fact! I pronounce his name Ha-pee-pee.

Luke Voit – 1-for-3 and his 21st homer, hitting .286. Ya know what’s hilarious, in a not very funny way? If the season were four more months long, like it should be, Voit would end the season with, like, 30 homers.

Deivi Garcia – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.88. The Regression Fairies love Troye Sivan and hate your fantasy team’s pitching.

Bobby Dalbec – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer. You see the guy who broke into Fenway yesterday? He was climbing along the Green Monster trying to sell apparel to the players. About the four millionth weirdest thing in this season, just behind Citi Field catching on fire. Also, yesterday.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .205. Just Dong has become Weird Al in the Fat video, “Just ding dong, yo.”

Michael Chavis – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer. Related but unrelated to fantasy, some day the Red Sox fans will look back and struggle to remember who was on this team, and Chavis will be one that makes them say, “Oh, yeah, wow, that was a low point.”

Tanner Houck – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 0.00 in 11 IP. I like the idea that the Red Sox not only punt this year, but also try to appeal to Red Sox fans by just starting guys who can be confused with old fan favorites. “I’m gonna watch the Sawx, they’re stahting Houck.” “Houckilis?” “Um, yeah.” “That sounds wicked awesome.” Any hoo! I’d try Houckilis for his final start in Atlanta, since they’re likely to be resting at least part of their team.

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William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

@Grey: Any idea what pitching is going to look like this week? I heard Lamet might have an abbreviated start this week, so can’t really count on him to go out there for 6 strong.

I picked up Brady Singer for his 2x starts so I’m hoping he doesn’t Quintana me and blow my pitching up… my staff for the week is the following:

-Brady Singer vSTL & vDET, Sixto @ATL, Fried vMIA, Carrasco vPIT, Gallen vCOL, Lamet vSF (But the game is @SF I think)…

Do you trust Sixto @ATL? everyone else appears to have decent enough matchups

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

I just checked SON – Drew Smyly at $18??? Has he been that good? Also, Sonny Gray is coming back tomorrow – do I dare?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Only two moves left for the week:

Streamer
[email protected] Bos & @ Tor,
C. Smith vs Tex and Colo,
Eovaldi vs Balt.
Bubic vs Det.
Means @ Tor
Miils @ Pitt.

Like the two starts for Akin and Smith. but don’t want to wreck ratio’s

Leagues does QS and is Yahoo H2H. Playing for 3rd place.

Thank you

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Walsh with the Salami!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

And Quinn with the ejection hahah nice!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 year ago

Makes the championships in 2 or 2 leagues.

One league my opponent owns Jared Walsh

One league I own Dunning, one league I own Wheeler.

I’m screwed already no?

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Venting, lol.

Razzball is my platform to complain Grey, you should be used to it. LOL.

I know I know, I have like 8 2 start pitchers plus my pitching is stacked so hopefully everything evens itself out.

Good luck Grey!!

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Carlson at Carlos Hernandez or
Fuentes at Cueto?

braves uk
braves uk
1 year ago

Any dynasty league experts out there….?

I picked up Jared Walsh in a 15 team dynasty a few weeks ago… (oh and a grand slam tonight) and am receiving interest from Angels fans.

No need to sell but always happy to sell high…. What’s his realistic dynasty value? Is he Rhys Hoskins II. or Dan Vogelbach II.

If i could swap him for Corbin Burnes in a dynasty, do I take it in a heartbeat or aim higher…?

Thanks!

braves uk
braves uk
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey, appreciated.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

I’m still comfortably in first place, but WHIP and ERA tightening a bit, and Wins too. Would you start Caleb Smith vs Texas tomorrow? The rest of my rotation for the week currently includes: Clevinger, Deivi, Hendricks, Maeda, Sixto, and Urquidy, and with the option of adding Mahle and/or Gausman for their starts later this week.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Leaning yes on Caleb, because SON likes his start, but is the risk worth the reward…

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

Bryce confirmed to hit in the DH spot today. Still sit him?

others in my OF;
Franmil
Springer
Teoscar
Kyle Lewis
Duvall
Sano (UT)

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Following our team’s collapse in the past 2 weeks we rose from the ashes and went from 5th to 1st and are now in the playoffs!

Some are obvious and I checked with the Robot but also wanted human input …

Civale V. CWS
Framber @SEA
Giolito @CLE
Fried @MIA
Gausman V. COL (SON adores)
Carrasco @PIT
Bassitt V. SEA
Civale V. PIT
Framber @TEX

Also have Gray coming off and going against MIL and MIN … But don’t really want to touch that honestly.

Feel pretty good about these matchups TBH

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah we need to sit one we have an 8 GS limit with penalties for streaming on Sunday wah wah

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Was thinking the same, thanks man! And thanks for everything during this bizarro manfred-cursed season.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Dansby’s been pretty awful this month. Int he final week, dump him for (14T, obp UTIL):

Lamb (mega hot)
B Crawford

Or hold and pray he figures out whatever’s got him slumping?

Thanks

Cram It
Cram It
1 year ago

I don’t own Bryant anywhere and just saw his stats for the first time. Good….GOD! Is he the lowest rated player? Like, legit, THE lowest rate eligible player?

Smitty
1 year ago

Urias vs OAK
D. Garcia vs MIA
K. Kim @ MIL
Who is the best for this week?

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Grey, Austin Riley. Top 21-40 outfield right? Looking at the list from this season, a lot of guys didn’t pan out. I think he fits in right there. As a 3rd base guess around top 15 next season.

Pache, acuna and Riley outfielders, unless they’re sign Ozuna long term.

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That’s what I am doing. Combing through the waiver guys like Mercado, Riley, Robles, patino, Whitley, a Vaughn, benentini h dozier and kieboom.

We have no draft next year. Keeping same team.

jacks
jacks
1 year ago

1 slot open: Cano, Duvall, G Cooper or Max Kepler? Kepler only has 5 G

Will
Will
1 year ago

Grey nails another one!

“Giles (forearm) announced Monday in a post on his personal Instagram account that he will undergo Tommy John surgery, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.”

Cram It
Cram It
1 year ago

Just for fun because it’s way too early: Keeper forever, 3 hitters/3 pitchers (points league);

Alonso
Bregman
Bohm
Mountcastle
Grisham
Laureano

Scherzer
Giolito
Gallen
Framber
Sixto
Sonny G

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Jeez, Ozuna too. Maybe somewhere between fluky and actualizing stud status. Forget it, the choice is too much to ponder now

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Better bet for a save or two this week?

Colome with 4 @ CLE
Pressly with 3 @ SEA and 1 @ TEX

I was originally leaning Pressly, but having pitched the last two days, I figure he’s not available tonight, though he still has the weaker opponents. Thanks!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Vogelbach batty call!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Or Walsh? H2H finals week!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Quinn is high on tron too might add both and try to swoop a steal

Jimmy Jay Jay
Jimmy Jay Jay
1 year ago

Grey,

Sorry if you’ve already covered this, but I need a two-starter this week:

Akin (@Bos; @Tor)
Civale (ChWS, vs Pitt )
or
McCullers (@ Seatt, @ Tex)

Thank you.

J-Money
J-Money
1 year ago

Whatup G,

Championship week! Going for the repeater…

Do you like Marques @ SF tonight? What about Anderson @ CIN tomorrow?

Tough news regarding Arenado, any idea where you might rank him next year? Still top 15? In a 4 player keeper league I’m hoping they IL him sooner than later to free up some room on the roster.

Thanks man.

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound the alarm, basically referencing the AC joint and the relatively disappointing season. 1HR in 30+ days is a tough stretch.

J-Money
J-Money
Reply to  J-Money
1 year ago

On that front…in a 12 team OPS league, my keepers the last two years are Arenado, Yelich, Acuna and Lindor. Would you consider replacing any with the like of Tim Anderson or Teoscar? Each player kept is a pick lost, up to the first four rounds.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Jay Bruce home vs Anibal Sanchez or
Ruf home vs German Marquez ?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Andrew Stephenson home vs Wheeler or
Shogo home vs Woodruff?
Both leading off

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

For the last week,are you sticking with Laureano for 7 games or would you speculate with Dylan Carlson for 8 games? Which player is the better keeper for just next year? Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Better keeper maybe too?

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

Final week, 2 decisions

1. Pick 2;
LaStella – [email protected], 4vSEA
BMiller – [email protected], 3vMIL, [email protected]
Dansby – 4vMIA, 3vBOS

2. Pick 2;
Bryce – [email protected], [email protected]
McNeil – 3vTB, [email protected]
Franmil – 4vCHW, 3vPit

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

drop nimmo for…

Braun or Bohm? lol funny

Thanks!

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Dan
1 year ago

OR is it time to drop jared walsh

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
1 year ago

sup G.

Love What we do in the shadows. Will miss it.

Also recommend Yesterday if you haven’t seen it cuz we are old and remember the Beatles.

Down to the wire I am fighting for first in my home league. Dropping half my team for schmotatos cuz the standings are so close and a good week can seal it. How are you faring?

NFBC I am 6-8th it’s impossible to win that league I think unless real lucky.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I must be in Donkey’s. But we drafted in late March. wtf is this November nonsense.

Have you liked The Boys? My daughter is 13 now so we watch some stuff together like Upload and Hannah. Meh they were ok.
I instantly write off any new show that has a whole cast of attractive 20 somethings on the cover page. There are so many of those shit shows streaming on the various platforms. The writing and the acting sucks balls.

Remember Goliath S3? lol didn’t get past ep2.

miss you too, regretting not posting more this (shortened) year. I blame you.

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The Boys S1 was amazing. S2 shit gets old a little. The novelty wears off a bit.

Will you be posting in the off season? I cannot go six months without you again.

The Skrimmer
The Skrimmer
1 year ago

Trying decide between last two Pitching spots in the rotation for the final week: Which two would you start?

S. Gray v MIL
A. Heaney @LAD
K. Guasman v COL
C. Morton v PHI

I am leaning toward Gray and Gausman because there is a chance that Gray may get 2-starts if the last game is needed to make the playoffs. But have little clear-cut faith in any of them…which two would you start? Thanks.

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 year ago

Starting Pablo Lopez @ATL for the final week? Would only be starting if he could get me 6 IP and not torch ratios. He would have to get higher than 11 k/9 to help me on that ratio.

SON hates the start. Leaning to sit or drop and let him bomb for an opponent.

Thanks again!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  aintlifegrand
1 year ago

He also got bombed @ATL the last time.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Is Wander worth a stash over Gore? Musgrove or Urquidy would be my other of 2 nonstarting stashes. Only can keep this year and two after with 8 keepers each year. Thanks

ghost ride the whip
ghost ride the whip
1 year ago

Grey, who do you like better heading into 2021 and long term? Lamet or Luzardo? For a while, I was thinking Luzardo but Lamet has been incredible

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Which 2 hot bats would you go with this week: C Frazier, Segura, Bohm, Calhoun, Walsh

And who are the 2 drops: H Dozier, Villar, Grisham, Candelario, La Stella

Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

also, N Lowe or Cooper for this week? Thanks

Michael Villani
Michael Villani
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
I need to start one in my h2h points championship Sonny Gray, Akin, Brett Anderson or one start Giolita

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Who is the LEAST attractive keeper of these 3 SP: Musgrove, Urquidy, and Javier?

Who is the BEST keeper among: N Lowe, Dalbec, or Walsh?

Thanks and my year end thank you will come later. Great to have you there to run things by throughout the year.

Member Berries
Member Berries
1 year ago

Curse you Julio Teheran!
Making moves for next season, standard scoring, lots of bats but I have good depth. 350 plus players kept in the league. Have roster flexibility and can pick up 5 total

1.Need 1 Catcher: Jeffers, Chirinos, or Jensen

2. Which arms would you recommend grabbing for next season (2-3?):
Yarbrough, Lugo, Kremer, Akin, Eovaldi, CMart, Houck, Robbie Ray

3. Any young pieces who may be Grey sleepers:
Olivares, Tellez, Arozarena, MHarrison, RNunez, Ruiz, Jazz Chisholm, JOsuna, Jose Garcia (CIN), NLowe, Hays

4. Any buy backs to pick up:
Rosario, Mercado, Cespedes, Aguilar, Cron, Mancini

Thanks in advance – appreciate YOU.
I dont own Kyle Tucker but I wish I did. However, he’s slowing down in Sept. Tucker over Springer next season?
I am extremely fascinated about rankings for next season

Charles Robert
Charles Robert
1 year ago

In a points league, start Belt or Bellinger this week?

Gator
Gator
1 year ago

Is top 100 too much of a stretch for Clint Frazier in 2021? Whenever he plays he hits.

Cyler
Cyler
1 year ago

Torenado’s bad season due to the AC joint thing you think? Or just because it’s a stupid season in general?

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Hey Grey

Which 2 got bats would you go with this week: C Frazier, Segura, Bohm, Calhoun, Walsh

And who are the 2 drops: H Dozier, Villar, Grisham, Candelario, La Stella

Thanks!

Gary C
1 year ago

One more…..points league final this week

OF, need 1:

Cooper @ Atl 4, @ NYY 3
Schwarber @ Pitt 4, @ ChWS (3)
Laureano @ LAD 3, Sea 3 @ Sea 1

Again, thanks so much for your help!

Kcc26
Kcc26
1 year ago

Yes I echo all of the others—appreciate all of the updates and advice all year! Truly the best place for fantasy baseball advice that cuts through the crap!

So circling back to my earlier question:

Would you drop Olson (gets May, Urias, Buehler, kikuchi, Sheffield, Dunn, Gonzales—that’s FOUR lefties) for Votto or N. Lowe?

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
1 year ago

Oh Great Grey,

I need a 2B points league. Who ya got?

McNeil, Edman, Segura, Cano, Moose, Wong, Profar

GaryC
GaryC
1 year ago

Points league final:

3B (if Arenado can’t go):
Riley vs Mia (4), vs Bos (3)
Muncey vs Oak (3), vs LAA (3)

1B/3B (need 2)
Riley or Muncey, whoever not picked above
Hosmer LAA (2), @SF (1), SF (3)
Belt Colo (4) @SD (1), SD (3)

Thanks

GaryC
GaryC
Reply to  GaryC
1 year ago

Also, for the 1B/3B….would you pick cooper over any of those?

Finally….thanks so much for all of your help this season!

The Great Knoche
1 year ago

Keller blurb… Trade December 15th. Pirates trade Mitch Keller to Dbacks for Madison Bumgarner.

Quick note – depending on league options potentially might want to look at grabbing some Tigers or Cardinals today if this week carries over into end of season. Looking still probable they will have to play one or two games next Monday with Cards having only a one game lead on Brewers/Reds/Giants and a 1/2 game on Philly in the playoff race.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

What you think about Victor Reyes heading into 2021. Repeatable? Playing competition pressure next year? Thinking about putting a $6 Bid on him as an end of year roster addition to hold. Line right now extended to maybe 140 games looks like .280/85/12/55/25

Gary C
1 year ago

Points League Final this week:

Please rank (need 3 of the 6)

Diaz (closer) TB (3), @ Wash (4)
Civale (2 start) vs Ch WS, vs Pitt
McCullers (2 start) @ Seatt, @ Tex
Corbin vs NYM
Heaney @ LAD
Javier @ Tex

Deep Leaguer
Deep Leaguer
1 year ago

Thanks for the great content this year. Need help for one final push in a 5×5 league. Can you rank in order; Belt, Asdrubal Cabrera, Hayes, Olson?

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 year ago

Are you in any dynasty or keeper leagues this year? How have you kept your sanity? Every move for me has been a headache….do I drop him based on a 60 game schedule, do I add/keep him because he did well….slow starters vs quick risers and how that’ll translate into 2021 success…..It’s worse for those competing because you don’t want to give up next year’s potential for a guy who may fludder since this small sample isn’t really indicative to their talents.

I’ve turned to vodka, gin, red wine and Guiness

Jimmy
Jimmy
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I got out-voted by almost a majority in doing that for this year. I wanted no part of keepers. The amendment made for this league in particular was that any drops/adds/trades would result in a new contract starting (lose their old keeper status contract), whereas anyone on our roster that was kept from last year, their contracts would freeze over until next year if they weren’t dropped or traded at all. It was actually a decent change that helped maintain some keeper order, but it’s been “A Beautiful Mind” with formulas all year in my head trying to figure out who to keep for 2021. My liver is taking a beating.

Deep Leaguer
Deep Leaguer
1 year ago

Thanks for all the great content Grey! Need some help for the final week in a 5×5 league. Can you rank in order; Belt, Olson, Hayes, Asdrubal Cabrera?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Looking at picking up C. Smith for his 2 starts vs Tex and Colo.-good idea? Son is positive on his 2 starts

Would have to drop either DJ Stewart or A. Riley. Which would be the drop?

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do you like Smith for his two starts?

Lost the semi for two teams in H2H but trying to break even with a 3rd place this week.

Thanks for all your advise

david
david
1 year ago

Will have no problem fielding a full lineup in my RCL tonight but am also wondering if I should also drop Donaldson and Cruz to upgrade from having to start Blackmon and Braun.

david
david
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry didn’t explain that properly. Drop Donaldson and Cruz, keep Braun and Blackmon on my bench and stream 2 better hitters for tonight

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
1 year ago

Arenado probably donezo. Sad face emoji.

Need HR and RBI:
Gallo (6 games @LAA, @Ari, vs Hou), or Braun (7 games @ Cin, @StL) for my last Until spot?

Need QS, K, and good ratios (basically all the things):
SIT 2 of Berrios vs Reds, Ryu vs O’s, Singer vs StL and Det, Brett Anderson @Cin and @StL, Taijuan vs O’s,. Dane Dunning @Cle and @ChC.

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Drop Vlad Guerrero for

Alex Bohm, Dylan Moore, ryan braun

Thanks!

jose
jose
1 year ago

Grey, my over the internet mustachioed friend, what a year (or roughly two months…)!!!!

Have you seen the stories about hitters complaining about the lack of in game video being available this year? Evidently the main reason it wasn’t allowed this season was as a covid precaution with too many people being in too small of a space at the monitors. It’s supposed to be available again next year, but man, best of luck doing rankings next season. The two players that SI interviewed about their struggles without it are JD Martinez (who also inferred he breaks down other players swings for them in game) and Baez.

Best of luck ranking guys next year. Trying to weed out 60 game season flukes, hitters not having all the tools their accustom too, and pitchers benefiting from struggling hitters.

Best of luck this last week!

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

What a huge flop vlad jr looks to be. He’s never ever coming close to the hype. 650 career at bats and only 22 homers? Like what does he do well at baseball?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  LOLmets
1 year ago

Way to write off a 21 year old’s future career after a season and a third.

Kcc26
Kcc26
1 year ago

Last week—-which to drop of these 4?

Winker, McCutchen, B. Anderson, garrett Cooper?

Kinda leaning winker bc he has one fewer game than the others and sees 2 lefties. Might be overthinking things but he’s also been ice cold

Jr
Jr
1 year ago

Final week in my 10 team h2h dynasty. I’m completely out of it this year so just getting roster ready for next year. Out of these guys, who would be the 2-3 you’d cut now?

Marquez, mize, Howard, mckenzie, gausman, manaea, dunning, Weaver.

No brainer guys to keep are gray, lamet, burnes and probably mize and howard. But curious what your thoughts are for dynasty.

Thanks!

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Just checking, Mckenzie and howard are the drops in a dynasty league?

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, 10 team. 30 man rosters, 9 offense and 9 pitching. plus 10 NA spots for stashing prospects. Typically, most of not all of your top 70ish starters are kept.

Lubes
Lubes
1 year ago

Grey! I made the finals in H2H! Thanks!

Got 6 adds to use this week.
Possible hitting adds-
– Buxton
– Segura
– Cooper
– Bohm
(drops would be swanson, jeimer, or rizzo)

RP- drop dolis for neris?

SP adds-
– Freeland (@sf, @ari)
– b. anderson (@cin, @stl)
– c smith (vs tex, vs col)
– kremer(@bos)
– eovaldi (vs bal)
– mills (@pit)
– bubic (@det)
– turnbull (@kc)
– i. anderson (@bos)
– happ (@mia)
– senzaleta (@ari)

too many choices!

i’m leaning towards 2 hitters, the RP, and waiting until midweek for the SPs (i already have degrom, sonny, and singer lined up for 2 starts). Thoughts?

Thanks for the help so far- home stretch!

Lubes
Lubes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

I’m surprised- segura over bohm? concerned about bohm getting benched for a few?

Either one would replace jeimer at 3b. (I havent been tracking where segura is actually playing).

Lubes
Lubes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Nope- lindor was my first round, and I picked up mondesi 2 weeks ago! it’s why I made the finals!

MarvPesos
Marv
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) 3 moves left this week.

Thank you for all you do. Every year I say this but it’s because of you and your team that I’m in the finals in fantasy baseball (& have been for the past 6 years in a row !)

In the finals and hoping you can give me the ol’ Monday team review. My opponent has 16 starts this week versus my 12, so even with picking up waiver guys, might not reach so want to focus on ratios for my pitching.

I have 3 moves this week I can make AND I have Sonny Gray on the IL, so to move him into my roster for tomorrow/Sat starts I’ll need to drop someone today.

1. Whos the drop on my team to bring in Sonny Gray
2. You see and wire guys I should grab over my rostered guys ?
3. IF I focus on pitching ratios, I’d be open to acquiring a 4th RP to help lower numbers and also secures saves cat.

WIRE:
HIT – K. Calhoun, R. Braun, B. Nimmo, G. Cooper, B. Crawford, W. Castro, J. Upton, D. Peralta, D. Vogelbach, R. Odor, A. McCutchen.
PIT – M. Boyd (KC), M. Minor (SEA), M. Fiers (@LAD), C. Martinez (@KC), N. Eovaldi (BAL), T. Houck (@ATL), T. Skubal (@MIN), Y. Kikuchi (@OAK), B. Anderson (@CIN, @STL ), K. Bubic (DET),
RP – N. Anderson, T. Rosenthal, B. Kintzler, A. Bradley, H. Neris, G. Holland, M. Barnes

My team:
C – Y. Grandal
1B – A. Rizzo
2B – D. Fletcher
3B – E. Suarez
SS –T. Turner
CI –P. Goldschmidt
MI – I. Happ
LF – A. Duvall
CF – M. Conforto
RF – C. Yelich
Util – L. Voit
BN – Y. Gurriel
BN – J.D. Martinez
IL – K. Marte (10-day)

SP – C. Burnes [@ STL]
SP – G. Marquez [2 start – @SF, @ARI]
SP – A. Civale [2 start – CWS, PIT]
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – A. Colome (RP)
P – A. Colome (RP)
P – C. Paddack [LAA]
BN – D. Keuchel [@CLE]
BN – C. Bassit [SEA]
BN – J. Urquidy [@TEX]
BN – D. Smyly [2 start – COL, @SD]
IL – S. Gray [2 start – MIL, @MIN]
IL – W. Buehler
Thanks bud
Marv

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey,
Yeah, the second Colome listed is actually B. Hand (RP). I just picked up Smyly because of the 2 start and seems like good matchups, would it be crazy to drop Y. Gurriel since he’s on my bench ?

Zeus
Zeus
1 year ago

Steals are tight but so are runs and rbis. Would you start Villar this week?

Also what about Sano for only 2 games Mon-Thurs. Solak would be the replacement with 4

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

We’re in the finals now and thanks for getting me this far! I appreciate all your advice.
It’s a H2H weekly points league and I just wanna know if I can improve anything for this week.
C- Perez 7 games
1B- Olson 7
2B-Wong 8
3B- Devers 6
SS- Rojas 7
CI- Bohm 7
MI- Asdrubal C. 8
OF-Acuna 7
OF- Braun 8
OF- Buxton 5 (only 5 games makes me nervous)
OF- Calhoun 6
OF- S. Marte 7
UT- Cooper 7
Bench- Y.Gurriel 7, Adames 6, Arozarena 6
Possible waivers- B. Crawford 8, Hampson 8, Odor 7

Need 9 pitchers, either starters or relief.
P- Akin @ Bos, @ Tor
P- Bieber vs Chw, vs Pit
P- Bubic vs Det
P- Eflin @ Was
P- Gallen vs Col
P- S. Gray vs Mil
P- Dolis – 7 games
P- Hudson – 8 games
P- Pressly—7 games
Bench- Canning @ SD, Fiers @ LAD, Lindblom vs Stl, Crichton 6 games, Rogers 5 games
Waivers- Gibson @ LAA, vs Hou (I’m not sure if I can trust him, even with 2 starts)

It’s always tough deciding between starters and relievers in these points leagues.

Suggest any lineup changes or should I stand pat? Thanks again!

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I can and I will! I can taste that title now, feels good after the past few months!

Wacky Packy
Wacky Packy
1 year ago

Could you please pick 2 of these for points league for final week? I got some catching up to do. Thanks!

Teoscar (4NYY; 3BAL)
Buxton (2DET; 2CIN)
Didi ([email protected]; [email protected])
Myers (2LAA; [email protected])
Frazier ([email protected]; 3MIA)
McNeil (3TB; [email protected])
Walsh (1TX; [email protected]; [email protected])
Bohm ([email protected]; [email protected])
Cooper ([email protected]; [email protected])

Wacky Packy
Wacky Packy
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.

Would Candelario trump either of these?

Dirty Boy Floyd
Dirty Boy Floyd
1 year ago

AL-Only. Need Championship help. Offensively. Either Laureano, Chavis or Solak. Pitching wise Im having a tough time. I have Bieber, Carrasco, Snell and Luzardo. I’m really worried about late week innings caps, especially with Luzardo and Carrasco. My league it’s difficult to get negative points for pitching. We start any 7 starters and RP. I’m starting Gibson and Akin with 2 starts apiece. I can’t bench Bieber. So it is what it is there. I’m starting Montero and Barnes. That leaves 2 spots. Snell, Carrasco, Luzardo, Kremer, Hill and Mayers. Help?!!

prawnlord
prawnlord
1 year ago

Reposting because typo/wrong place/Monday morning

Start Civale today vs the white Sox?
That offense is scary and I’d hate to start the week in an ERA hole

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

One move left looking for a starter for the week
Importance order: QS W K/9 K Era Whip

Akin – Bos / @ Tor
Gibson – @ LAA / Hou
Freeland – @sf / @ari
BAnderson – Cin / @ stl
Smyly – Col / SD

Intrigued by AKin and Smyly
Thanks

Denver90
Denver90
1 year ago

I get keep one of the following next year in the round they were drafted in 2020. It’s a 12-teamer and I’ll be drafting 11th or 12th thanks in part to you and the rest of Razzball.

Abreu -rd. 5
Rosario -6
Semien -8
Lou gu ju -12
Walker -13

Woodruff -5
Lynn -7
Ryu -8
PabLo -25
Other keepers Bieber, joRam, reynolds-12, grisham-18, benintendi-20, KBHayes-24.
Thanks for all the many greats reads this year!

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
1 year ago

Oh great Grey,

All I need is points! I have Wainwright lined up for 2 starts (@KC; MIL) but would it be better to replace him with any of these?

Civale (CHW; PIT)
McCullers (@Sea; @TX)
May (OAK; LAA)
Singer (STL; DET)

or even Sonny Gray (MIL; @Min) – a gamble, I know

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, Gray!
Akin (@Bos; @Tor) now available. Is he better choice than Civale??

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Need a replacement for Kyle Seager who has fallen off: Dalbec, Walsh, Lamb(yes), NLowe, or Kingery? Kingery would also be a keeper flyer as would Dalbec.

Also, who would you want in a reserve spot this week that could be kept: Javier or Kimbrel?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  DonnieB
1 year ago

You can add Musgrove to Javier and Kimbrel above? Thank you so much.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Am I crazy if I’m thinking of adding David Fletcher or Dalbec and dropping Eugenio Suarez for the final week? Unless Suarez is going to go on one last homer binge, he’s an absolute disaster…

My league counts Ks, OPS, and Errors in addition to the standard 5 batting categories

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I can’t believe I’m playing for the championship for the 4th time in 5 years… just happy to be here in this sprint of a season

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Actually I’m thinking – should I go Gio Urshela at 3B for this championship week?

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
1 year ago

In a keep 4 keeper league I am considering picking up Kyle Lewis and Sixto Sanchez as they were dropped in the H2H playoffs. By rule if you pick someone up after being eliminated you have to keep that player for the next year. The ‘have to keep’ rule is the only thing that makes me uncertain an injury could happen.

So…should I pick up both players for 17th and 18th round picks in a 21 round 12 team league? My other options are:
Kyle Tucker (10th)
Ryan Mountcastle(18th)
Cavan Biggio (9th)
Giolito (13th)
Dane Dunning (18th)

Jr
Jr
Reply to  Jammer McSlam
1 year ago

I would pick them up. Giolito for sure is a keeper, then Lewis and sixto might be next best two out of everyone you have listed. I’d make the move.

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

Its a big final week in our early Razz NFBC DC. Smitty and Grey are neck and neck 1/2 separated by 1.5 points. The rest of the pack can duke it out for the right to clain 3rd and get entry fee back. Positions 3-8 only separated by 8 points. If I get a huge week maybe I can leapfrog past Hernan & the gang and place. Not holding my breath, but at least it should be fun watching Grey and Smitty in a ticker-tape finish. Good luck guys!

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

Final week push! I’ve got a very tenuous 9 point lead in my league (however, lots of categories in flux). Looking to maximize W and K while preserving my second place 3.60 era and 1.15 WHIP.

Who do you like between:

Lugo for 2 starts (v playoff-clinched TB [Snell] + @WSH on the final day [Voth], so who knows what that lineup looks like)

Or

Snell for 1 start (@Mets [Lugo]).

While Snell rocks, they really don’t seem to want to let him go past 5.1 IP, and now that they’re playoff bound, I doubt they try and push him at all in his last regular season start… I guess the question is do we think Lugo was just off last start or is he breaking down.

Thanks!