Rocco Baldelli asked to see James Karinchak’s hair this past weekend to see if he had any foreign substance in there, to see if he was cheating, and I said, in my head, “Karinchak is getting a call from the manager, so that makes Baldelli a Karencheck,” and now Karencheck pulled Joe Ryan (7 IP, 0 ER, 2 walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.83) from a no-hitter in the 7th with 106 pitches thrown. Karencheck! You wanna make new rules, MLB? (By the way, in the video at top of this post, it’s this week’s podcast, where BDon and I discuss the new rules — it’s about 10 minutes in.) How about this new rule, no matter what, if the player is healthy, they have to pitch if there’s a no hitter? Make that a rule, you sissies! *puts chew in bottom lip, accidentally swallows chew, vomits up chew and vomit spells out “THAT’S WHAT REAL MEN DO”* My vomit is calling you out, Karencheck! Joe Ryan’s peripherals are 9.3 K/9, 2.9 BB/9, 4.40 xFIP and a hilariously terrible ground ball rate (26.6%), so he’s very susceptible to homers, and that burned him at times this year. How’sever, Joe Ryan for 2023 fantasy, I’m still a believer, as long as he doesn’t show up at camp with a dead arm (lots of IP this year). He’s a rookie, who had excellent command in the minors, and hasn’t scratched that surface yet. Joe Ryan for 2023 fantasy will be an ace or need to be shutdown in the spring with arm issues. Roll that dice, you momma’s boys, and don’t make me spell out things in my vomit anymore! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer. Rockies, Yanks and Dodgers. I’m naming the places where I’d be most interested in Correa, if he’s not back with Twins next year. Dodgers seem totally unlikely, due to Cheaty Cheaty Bang Bang Scandal, and Yankees and Rockies seem like good places to drive up his fantasy value, and have him disappoint.

Jose Miranda – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer. “You have the right to remain silent!” That’s Miranda to the baseball as it left the stadium.

Gio Urshela – 3-for-3 and his 12th homer, hitting .272. As someone who rosters Urshela, the best part is at the draft when you can say, Mi-shela. All downhill from there.

Jordan Groshans – 0-for-3 as the Marlins called him up. Groshans sounds like a supermarket that you can’t afford. “I want to Groshans for some cereal and it cost me sixteen dollars for Honey Nut Cheerios. Next time I’m going to Whole Foods.” Groshans, besides being a total rip-off for produce, was the piece the Marlins got for Zach Pop and Anthony Bass. By the way, I understand a lot of music “the kids” like, but I’ll never get into Pop and Bass. Sounds awful. Any hoo! Groshans is a high-contact, .300 hitter-type, who’s got light speed and some power that hasn’t shown up yet. He was in the top 30 3rd base prospects by Itch, and he’s an NL-Only pickup for now.

Bailey Falter – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.80. It’s kinda funny that the Marlins are so bad, that they let Falter outduel Sandy Alcantara (7 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.43). Not haha funny. Streamonator hates Falter’s next and that doesn’t alter my outlook! Nailed it! Give me a high five! Now! No? Okay.

Nick Maton – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and his 3rd homer in four games. Hot schmotato alert!

Avisail Garcia – Hit the IL. This announcement had at least one person saying, “I thought he retired,” and it wasn’t Prince Fielder’s wife. She knows where he’s at.

Brandon Lowe – Hit the IL with a back injury. If I were him, I’d go to the Brookstone at the mall, and sit in a vibrating chair for two days, but I’m merely taking doctor classes online from the University of Guam, so what do I know?

Jeffrey Springs – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.41. Yo, Springs, you grown man? Then call yourself Jeff. Jeffrey is a hair stylist name. I wouldn’t have touched Springs in Toronto, but, if you did, more power to you. You have bigger nuts than Keibert Ruiz. Streamonator loves Springs’s next, and I’m wit’ it.

Alek Manoah – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.43. He was scratched from the early game, due to a stomach bug, then clearly still had some runs left in him for the later game.,

George Springer – 1-for-8, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .260. *yawn* I mean, sure, fine. Better than I expected, but this is why he had a 55 ADP? Meh.

Jonathan Aranda – 1-for-7 and his 1st major league homer, hitting .364. Kevin Cash is terrible. Guy hits a home run– his first in the majors! — and is replaced in his next at-bat. Sorry, you can overmanage and kill guys’ confidence, and that’s what this could be.

Aaron Judge – 3-for-4, 3 runs, and his 56th and 57th homer, hitting .310. Aaron Judge is now five home runs away from the entire sports media landscape becoming a hellscape of people screaming this is the new home run record.

Reese McGuire – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer. It’s perfect for Reese McGuire to get a jack off the Yankees.

Triston Casas – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1). Didn’t think he had any speed, but Casas must like playing, uh, at home.

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-5 and his 14th homer, hitting near-.500 in the last fifteen games, hitting great over last month, and barely mentioned here because he doesn’t hit that many homers, as he hits .319 on the year.

Alan Trejo – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in the last four games. Trejo’s isn’t just for tacos, it’s also got hot schmotatoes!

Michael Kopech – 5 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.77. This start was vs. the Rockies, i.e., he’s not 100% because he should’ve streamrolled such a sad-faced-emoji team.

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .317. “Miguel, hey, Tony is on the clubhouse phone saying we should have Eloy bunt. What should I tell him?” “Pretend you got disconnected.”

Jose Abreu – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 15th homer, hitting .312. Clubhouse attendant with the phone to his ear, “Hey Miguel, it’s Tony again. He wants Jose Abreu to bunt.” “Pretend you don’t speak English and hang up the phone.”

Adrian Sampson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.48. I don’t know how long it will last, but right now it feels like you can stream anyone vs. the Mets. They are, sadly, the Mess.

Ian Happ – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer. That homer went about seventeen-hundred feet, which once again has me scratching my head about where are all of Happ’s homers. What’s the Happ’s, indeed.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-3 and his 34th homer. Albombso!

Dean Kremer – 5 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.34. Go check out Coolwhip’s Dean Kremer fantasy, where he name-checks my favorite movie. Grey’s got daddy issues!

Andrew McCutchen – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .244. Ya know what this year is from An-Knee McClutchin’? Dead cat bounce. Next year, he’s going to hit .190 by June and get released by whichever team signs him. Unless the Rockies give him a five-year deal, or he retires after this year.

Adolis Garcia – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (25) and legs (24), hitting .253. Also, in this game, Dermis Garcia (2-for-4, 4 RBIs) hit his 3rd homer. This blurb was brought to you by 23 and Me. Adolis and Dermis are related through five Luis Garcias removed.

Mark Mathias – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, hitting .298. Mathias is the 27-year-old Quad-A player the Rangers have at 1st base, because they didn’t spend any money last offseason to make their team better. Oh, wait, they did get a 1st baseman! They got Brad Miller! Sadly, he’s injured. I kid. They have Nathaniel Lowe.

Freddie Freeman – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer. For those of you who don’t want to draft players on the same team, three of the top five players on the Player Rater are on the Dodgers.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. You mean, Future AL Batting Champ After The Shift Is Banned, Joey Gallo!

Max Muncy – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .201. Muncy, and the Art of the 2nd Half.

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer. Next year, it’ll be the Braves’ turn to have three guys in the top 5 on the Player Rater.

Yu Darvish – 8 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.16. Ya know what’s gonna happen when I go back in on him next year, right? Oh, yeah, a 5+ ERA incoming!

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, and 2nd homer in three games, because Mr. H2H is playing his heart out, because it’s H2H playoffs time!

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. He’s still hitting more homers than his son, Lourdes.

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 33rd homer. Putting my hands together for Captain Woo Cubano, because he can’t.

Hunter Brown – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.50. Rays get all kinds of accolades for turning turds into gold bars, and they should, but the Astros are not far behind. Send Mitch Keller to the Astros, and he’d be a top 3 Cy Young vote getter. I gave you a Hunter Brown fantasy when he was promoted, and he looks as good as advertised.

Kody Clemens – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer. Imagine going through life with the name Kody, with a K, because your dad was a giant ding-dong. It’s so embarrassing. Guess it could be worse, he could’ve named him Kody with a backwards K.

Oscar Gonzalez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. He’ll almost assuredly be in this week’s Buy/Sell, because he’s been one of the hottest schmotatoes in the last seven. Speaking of which, I’ll get the Buy/Sell up this afternoon on the Patreon, then Friday on here, as usual.

Luis Cessa – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.25. Hey, Cessa, go fly a kite!

Johan Oviedo – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.34. Streamonator hates his next start, and I’d leave Ovideo in the bargain bin with the Oblue-rays.

Luis Ortiz – 5 2/3 IP, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, as he was called up. He looked downright filthy, and filthy is good, said like Guy Fieri. Knowing the Pirates, they’ll send him back down, pretend he has to learn the outfield, then call him back in time for rosters expanding in 2027, but it was an impressive, presumable spot start.

Cal Mitchell – 1-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Yo, yo, where my poise at, Calm Itchell?!

Ke’Bryan Hayes – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer. Nice to see him have a good final month. Or would be nice, I don’t think he’s there yet. With that said, I think he’d have to fall into the three-hundos on ADP next year to pique my petal off the flower of interest. (Very poetic!)

Bryan Reynolds – 2-for-8, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, and his 2nd homer in as many days. Put the entire Pirates team in Cincy, and their hitters are interesting. Now that I think about it, I’ve got an idea! Pirates have nothing to lose, move the fences in 100 feet and let the PNC games be fun by being 15 to 14 affairs. Tell me you wouldn’t watch the Pirates if they had four guys hitting 50 homers a season. “That’s a 285-foot out…Oh, no! The wind must’ve got it and it’s a 290-foot homer. That’s home run number 43 for Kevin Newman.”

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Thundershoe
Thundershoe
14 days ago

Hey Grey, Would you start Jon Gray @TB or McClan @TOR?

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
14 days ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts,
playoffs start next week

Who’s the better start – Lodolo(BOS, MIL), or Smyly(@MIA, @PIT)

Always big THANKS

smokie
smokie
14 days ago

SVHDs drop schreiber, duran fairbanks or phillips to active Shane McClan from the IL

stevie
stevie
14 days ago

Hey Grey, for next week who would you rather have for a redraft 5×5 12 team league?
India- 6 games at home or Flores- 7 games- 4 at coors, 3 at arizona
Pham- 6 games at Cin and NYY or Santander- 7 games at home

Thanks!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
14 days ago

whatcho talkin’ bout, springer’s got that MVP coming right on up. just like the danish candy bar, or w.myers a few years ago.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves

and i’d love to see the correlation rate on getting say less than 3rd and “being worried about drafting too many players on the same team”. i love doing it where it’s easy, cheap and smart, like SF’s SP last year (literally all of them last year). in h2h exactly there will be peaks and valleys (bad part of the schedule, extended cold streak from whole team at same time, a bunch going to canada with the corona b.s. risks of missing a few at same time for the valleys. peaks obviously the exact opposite). in roto there isn’t anything going on there at all though. stats count exactly the same regardless of when obtained. if some lineup goes cold for 2 weeks it’ll suck, but it’ll be entirely balanced by when they are very hot (assuming you are owning good players, not just anybody). like usual people need to turn off their short term indexed brains.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves

b.lowe too he clearly ended up being a top what was it 50 player post injury. that happened too. had to have. that or a bunch of random twits coming in here yelling stuff at you it turns out maybe nobody should actually listen to random twits. life lesson, finally figured that one out.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
14 days ago

JRod joins the 25/25 club today and I believe the first guy to do it this year!

Love this kid!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Unreal!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
14 days ago

David Peterson. Yikes. I’m going to have to scramble for a championship this week.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
14 days ago

Gunnar likely to become eligible at 3B — I think today is his 5th start.

For 3B, Bohm (productive in a good lineup) or Gunnar?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
14 days ago

H2H playoffs and I have a bye this week. Would you drop Clevinger for Luis Severino? Severino is expected back next week to face the Pirates.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
14 days ago

Need some help with some strategy for my playoffs if you don’t mind. It’s a 14 team keeper h2h category 6×6 with OBP, TB, QS, HLD+SV, and K/BB. We are in week 2 of the semifinals with the finals starting on Monday. I am leading 7-5 but most of the offensive categories are razor close.

Here is the match up:

R: 51-48 HR: 15-14 RBI: 48-49 SB: 15-7 OBP: .324-.354 TB: 174-158

K: 87-57 K/BB: 2.91-9.50 WHIP: 1.34-1.11 ERA: 4.26-5.40 QS: 10-5 SVHLD: 7-9

So offensively right now, R, RBI, and HR are a toss up and TB seems like the only other category I need to worry about losing.

On the pitching side, I think SV+HLD and WHIP are really the only categories I can make up ground on with the others seeming pretty set given that I have way more starters going than he does.

My remaining starters: S Gray vKC, May @SF, Manoah vBAL, Alcantara @WAS, Ray @LAA, Musgrove @ARI, Cueto @DET, *McClanahan @TOR (need to drop someone to activate)

His remaining starters: Clevinger @SEA (currently playing), Cortez @BOS, Wainwright MIL, Kluber TEX, Fried PHI

So rather than try to stream pitchers, it looks like he is picking up a couple extra hitter for tomorrow on a short schedule day to make up ground in the offensive counting stats. I currently have 7 hitters on the schedule compared to his 11. I feel like this could give him an edge for counting stats which are all obviously close.

1) I am leaning towards dropping two players to pick up 2 bats for tomorrow. One would be Sandoval (who doesn’t pitch again until late next week) and LeClerc (who doesn’t play tomorrow anyways). Does this jive?

2) I would then probably drop both of those streamer hitters the following day to pick up two relievers to make up ground in SV+HLD. Agree?

3) Lastly, would you start McClanahan @TOR tomorrow? Doing so would likely mean passing on Cueto’s @DET start. Or just keep McClanahan on the IL and start Cueto instead. What would you do?

Thank you so much Grey!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Thanks Grey. This is my big money league. Daddy needs some new shoes!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
14 days ago

SON not a huge fan of Rasmussen’s start tonight @ TOR.

you rolling him out or is he riding the pine?

thanks again,

scoboticus
scoboticus
14 days ago

In a HTH Cats Keeper League that counts Quality Starts, who do I drop to make room for McClanahan tomorrow?
Springs
Mayers
Falter
Cortes
Detmers
Morris
Ian Anderson

thekid2004
thekid2004
14 days ago

Feels like I already know the answer but was planning to keep MJ Melendez next year for $2, but he’s struggling & there are better options on the wire (Haase & Molina to name 2). In a 1st rnd bye & trying to set up my team for next week’s semi-final.

Forget the keeper value & roll with the hot hand?

thekid2004
thekid2004
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Thanks! Preference in an OBP counting bases league? Yadi or Haase?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
14 days ago

Onell Cruz is available in three keagues (which I didn’t realize SS could be improved).
League 1: Drop Grissom, Gunnar, or hold?
League 2: Drop Yordy Diaz or Escobar? (Witt moves to 3rd)
League 3: Drop Bohm (Witt moves to 3rd)

Last edited 14 days ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

1) Yandy Diaz, Escobar, or Onell Cruz?

2) Has Gunnar done anything disappointing? I assume not (I’m hoping to hold for 3B eligibility) but Cruz seems to really have discovered stardom).

Last edited 14 days ago by Norman Ginsberg
Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
14 days ago

I’m in my NL only H2H championship week — many thanks for all your advice the last decade plus! I’m leaning towards starting all of the following. Would you bench any of them?

Peterson vs Cubs $26.9
Corbin vs Baltimore $7.9
Manea @Arizona $7.3
Brubaker @Mets $3.5
Luzardo @Washington $3.9
Josiah Gray vs Miami $12.3
If wind is not blowing out at Wrigley:
Miley vs Colorado -9.0
Assad vs Colorado -1.9

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Grey, would you start Hunter Greene at StL? He’s starting one for the double header games on Saturday.

Tom Thump
Tom Thump
14 days ago

What happens with Elvis when Anderson enters the building? Neither one has ever played anywhere but short.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

I was hoping they would use his unfortunate health situation as an excuse to keep him away. It would tear the heart out of this team if he comes back.

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
14 days ago

Roansy Contreras pulled after 4 innings and only allowed 3 base runners. This pirates manager is a coward!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
14 days ago

69 innings left to pitch in a roto. Would you start Morton today @SF? Streamonator likes him (14), and the league standings are super close on wins, ERA, and whip.

Daze
Daze
14 days ago

Hey Grey
Is Tim Anderson worth $29 in an 11 team keeper league next year
Thanks

P K
P K
14 days ago

Every time I see Johan Oviedo mentioned, I can’t help but think about Juan Carlos Oviedo, who pitched under the assumed name of Leo Nunez for years. Is it just me, or has it been a while since a player with an assumed name was unveiled? That was always a fun little wrinkle in baseball that you don’t see with the other major American sports.

Philip
Philip
14 days ago

Where are you at on Soto’fer these days? Are you expecting a full rebound to 500 million dollar generational talent? WTH is wrong with him? Thanks, Grey!

Philip
Philip
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Do you think its a mental thing? As in, he hated being in Washington and now he hates being in San Diego? Or he’s putting too much pressure on himself?

Or is this just wonky mechanics?

I traded JRod and Gausman for him last year right before he bounced back, and I felt like a thief at the time. now i feel a little stupid.

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
14 days ago

Adolis a 30/30 guy with an NFBC DC ADP of 187…and I only have him on one team???!!?! That’s on me Lothario! The Cobblers are such heels!!

For RCLs…

Are we starting Quantrill at home vs LAA?

Are we starting Ed Cab in Philly?

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Grathias to you and your Mouth Merkin!!

ny swallows
ny swallows
14 days ago

Good stuff! You starting Smyly @ the mess today?

ny swallows
ny swallows
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Thanks

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
14 days ago

I need a 2b. Profar or Nick Gordon. Ugh

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

I know

scoboticus
scoboticus
14 days ago

Peterson vs Cubs
Wainwright vs Brewers
Stripling vs Rays

Have to sit one. Who sits?

toolshed
toolshed
14 days ago

The Dumb-backs have sat Carroll two games in a row vs lhp. That makes sense. Let’s prematurely label arguably the top prospect in the game as a strong side platoon player. Let’s also curtail the mlb development of your future face of the franchise. You have to wonder if this will continue and how it will impact his valuation next year in redraft and in dynasty.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

I hope so. He’s allowed 130 AB’s. They have 21 games left. He has 90 AB’s left. We are pretty close to where the math won’t work to support that stance.

PDXExpress
PDXExpress
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Just echoing the already stated frustration. Baseball economic player incentives are so stupid. I have no problem with Jordan Luplow making a living, but there’s no reason other than Carrol’s rookie eligibility he’s suddenly become a must-play in the desert.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
14 days ago

H2H playoffs. Im off to a great start in ratios. Do I roll the dice and start Stripling at home against TB? The Robot doesn’t care for it.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
14 days ago

So who is this Alvarez guy who is hitting in the middle of the HOU order? He seems like a decent hitter.

Hoping he is back. My team needs him.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

So I was too soon. He’s out today with continued hand soreness.

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sportivetricks
sportivetricks
14 days ago

Hey hey to the hey, Grey!

I saw your report on watching Jung the other day, and while I’m in love with the rook nook I’m thinking my leagues doesn’t have a points category for spunk and intangibles. I could use the power, but do you think I’m better off stuffing the schmotato of the day in there? Or even Tyler Bellinger, I mean, Tyler O’Neil?

I lurrrrrrrrrrrrve yas!

Freedminds
Freedminds
14 days ago

Which start do you like more Grey,

T Walker vs Pirates or Giolito @ Det ?

jcindaville
jcindaville
15 days ago

Mary Kate Olson now 3 for 45 since my league playoffs started!

I hate you Olson!!!!!

Sorry, I just need to share my distain for this guy!

I feel better now.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

The man needs a day off. While I respect the streak given that most most guys can’t go a full week w/o a rest day, he isn’t exactly approaching Ripken. Why is he treated differently than every other player of this generation?

Kas
Kas
15 days ago

Good morning Grey!

I have a keeper question for you. So far, my keepers are as follows: Goldy, Cole, Bichette, J-Rod, and Rutschman. Normally I wouldn’t keep a catcher, but the way my league works is that you can keep 4 keepers that were drafted by either your team or other teams, and 1 keeper that’s a FA pickup during the season, hence my Adley pick.

My question is this: I also have Wander Franco and Luis Robert on my roster and was wondering if you’d swap out any of the first 4 I mentioned for the latter two. Keep in mind that we don’t have any MI slots like a typical ESPN league is set up, so if I kept Wander, he’d have to be used in the Utility slot, unless of course Bo would happen to need an IL stint during the course of the season. As for LouBob, he has pissed me off so much this year with always being hurt that I’m kind of turned off about the notion of keeping him moving forward. As of right now per your advice yesterday, I’ve decided to keep Goldy over LouBob. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Last edited 15 days ago by Kas
COPY KING
COPY KING
15 days ago

Thinking early about keepers for next year. Rules are keep 10 forever. So far I’m locked in with Julio Rodriguez, Fernando Tatis Jr, Rafael Devers, and Wander Franco as my core 4 players.

Then I have 2 young players I’d really like to keep next year, for obvious reasons: Corbin Carroll, Gunnar Henderson (thanks for the advice, Grey and The Itch!)

These rest are in the consideration for the final 4 spots.

Who would you be planning on keeping for the last 4?

James Wood (this is a DC league so if he pans out, value will be astronomical and he will be unobtainable after next year’s draft)
Kyle Schwarber
Oneil Cruz
Eloy Jiminez
Jonathan India
CJ Abrams
Jose Abreu
Dustin May
Nestor Cortez

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
15 days ago

Good morning & Happy National Sober Day (I will not be observing)

Anyway, looking to add a streamer today…drop Jon Gray for Dane Dunning’s start v. OAK?

or would you drop one of my bench bats (roster below):

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: W. Franco
OF: Yordan, Julio Rodriguez, Teoscar
UTL: Arraez, O. Cruz
BN: Mateo, McMahon, Grissom
 
SP: DeGrom, L. Webb, Manoah, P. Lopez, J. Ryan, Kirby, Jon Gray

RP: Hader, Bautista, R. Montero
 
IL: H. Greene, Bednar

thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Hey, it’s noon somewhere, right?

and thanks again!

bish
bish
15 days ago

Grey,
do you see any of these as no-brainers for 2-starts next week? Can you rank who you would have confidence starting?

Cortes PIT; BOS
SGray @Cle; LAA
Lodolo BOS; MIL
Morton WAS; @Phi
Stripling @Phi; @TB

NJW
NJW
15 days ago

So I have a 2-week matchup concluding on Sunday, and my opponent has Gerrit Cole on his roster who just pitched last night. Here’s my question.

The Yankees rest-of-week schedule goes @ BOS, OFF, @MIL, @MIL, @MIL. With that off day tomorrow, Cole would have the proper amount of rest to start on Sunday, but it will have only been 3 games in-between.

What is everyone’s best guess? Does Cole start on Sunday, or early next week instead?

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
15 days ago

grey

how many times have pitchers been pulled from no-hitters this season? it seems like quite a few.

no one has confidence in bailey falter but he keeps doing it over the last couple months. never ask why.

can you remind me to pick joe ryan in the 6th round next year after everyone else draft degrom and scherzer?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
15 days ago

5 times. And they are all higher ranked for fantasy than the complete game no hitter.

2 Clayton Kershaw Apr 13 @MIN 7 IP
3 Cristian Javier Jun 25 @NYY 7 IP
12 Justin Verlander Aug 23 MIN 6 IP
36 Joe Ryan Sep 13 KC 7 IP
39 Sean Manaea Apr 8 @ARI 7 IP
44 Reid Detmers May 10 TB 9 IP

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  VinWins
15 days ago

thanks Vinwins i knew there were alot this year.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Well, the big thing was Detmers only struck out 2 in his no hitter. Plus, Kershaw and Verlander allowed no runners.

Apr 13 Kershaw 7 IP 13 K 80 pitches
Jun 25 Javier 7 IP 13 K 115 pitches
Aug 23 Verlander 6 IP 10 K 91 pitches
Sep 13 Ryan 7 IP 9 K 106 pitches
Apr 8 Manaea 7 IP 7 K 88 pitches
May 10 Detmers 9 IP 2 K 108 pitches

A couple of these were in the first week, so no surprise they were pulled.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

bailey falter reminds of kevin stocker a rookie on ’93 phils he came out of nowhere with moderate expectationsand always seemed to come up big when the needed him

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

if nothing else i am wealth of useless philadelphia knowlege

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

none that started with JD Drew

VinWins
VinWins
15 days ago

Besides skipping Ryan, I also passed on Sampson. I missed the memo about the Mets being the Mess.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  VinWins
15 days ago

as a phillies fan, that is why i love the mets it happens every time they look good or chase free agent pitchers it always fails! i think it only worked for them twice

VinWins
VinWins
15 days ago

Ryan now has the 35th and 36th best fantasy start as he matched his April 27 game vs Detroit.

The Darvish outing was slightly better, taking the #29 slot on the list.

Kyle Bradish (Aug 26) @HOU and Jameson Taillon (Jun 2) vs LAA fall out of the top 100.

Bbhhi
Bbhhi
15 days ago

Grey,

For 2023, please rank the following players:
Miranda
Oscar Gonzalez
Naylor
Melendez
Aranda
Rutschman
Franco
Vaughn
Olaivares

Thank you!!

Bbhhi
Bbhhi
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Thank you! Only surprised for me is exclusion of Naylor.

Bbhhi
Bbhhi
Reply to  Bbhhi
14 days ago

The other exclusions clearly have too small sample sizes to take too seriously.