Went looking for Joey Votto stats since the All-Star break and I found this tidbit:

In case you missed the fine print, that’s from 2016, so kinda pointless, but it shows he loves himself some hot air. Joey is filled with it! And so am I. Wanna elbow bump or shake hands? Elbow? Okay, cool. Here’s another one:

That was 2015. I’ve proved my point. Earlier this year, during the trading deadline week, he came within one homer and about two feet in Metco of tying the Devil Dale Long’s Home Run Record, which is the best baseball record. With his 27th homer last night, Joey Votto has 16 homers and 39 RBIs in the 32 games since the break. Not only is Votto hitting for a solid average (.281), but he’s also hitting for power, and, you kinda get the impression, he could do whatever he wanted with whatever pitch he saw. Personal anecdote alert that I’ve recounted before. Fast forward a blurb if you’re not interested. When I was in my teens, I went to baseball summer camp. The guy who ran it was a Yankees’ scout, so he’d have players come in to teach us fundamentals. One guest was Mike Pagliarulo. I know, I know, this is like the opening monologue before someone sings Springsteen’s Glory Days at karaoke. Any hoo! Pags was the best hitter I ever saw within three feet of me. One kid there was a minor league pitcher, and Pags was so dramatically better than him, it was obvious the kid would never go anywhere. If Pags wanted to hit a home run to right against this kid, he did. Up the middle? No problem. Home run to left? Sure, why not? So, my point (!), against this minor league pitcher, Pags did what I imagine Votto does against major leaguers. Votto is my Pags of the majors. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Luis Castillo – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.35. If you say this has any indication of anything a future Castillo might do, you’re a lying, liar.

Nick Neidert – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.54, as he was recalled. You might remember him from his brief run in the 1980’s WWF when he went by “The Tin Man” aka Nick Need-a-Heart.

Tyler O’Neill – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer, and his third homer in the last six games, which is almost a week. Weird calendar ya got there, O’Neill! Is he available in leagues? He’s not, right?

Lars Nootbaar – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. “Have you checked by the candied almonds?” That’s the sweet woman at Sprouts after I asked her if they had a Lars Nootbaar. Lars Nootbaar is from Cadbury, Eggland. I could go on all day, should I? Yes? Great. The only way to get Nootbaar out is with stain remover. His granny’s full name is Granola. Keep going? Okay, okay! One more! In Nootbaar’s Twitter bio, it lists his pronouns as chewy/nougaty, and his wife’s are her/shey.

Freddy Peralta – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation….And I want someone to drive over my foot with a tractor. It’ll distract me from my loss of FreddyKBB. Please, do this for me.

Brandon Woodruff – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.48. Woodruff gave up a homer simply because he has a Noot allergy. Okay, that’s really the last one!

Mike Zunino – Has missed back-to-back games due to a tooth issue, which would help explain his abscesses.

Shane McClanahan – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.63. McClanahananananananananan or Manoahahahahahahahahahah or Logan Gilbert for 2022? I have no idea yet, but these are the kind of things I’m thinking about.

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, hitting .236. Just gave you my Brandon Lowe fantasy, when he went double-donging, and now, as Shakespeare said, “He who dongs again, dongeth once more.”

Ramon Urias – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer. An Urias is in this afternoon’s Buy column. It is not this one.

Max Stassi – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer. I have Mike Trout in one league this year for the first time ever, and…Am I required to go check on him?–Sorry! I was doing speech-to-text with my spiritual advisor, and the cursor was in the wrong spot.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .272. Angels scored 13 runs and Ohtani only singled twice! Ha! What a bust!

Eric Haase – Hit the IL with an abdominal strain. Bummer for the Wizard of Haase, my pretty.

Willi Castro – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in two games. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s here now, and *raspberries lips* Whatever, but I guess schmotato.

Jeimer Candelario – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in the last five games, and hitting ~.300 in the last month and is anyone really picking up a Tigers hitter? Y’all ain’t that desperate, are you?

Spencer Howard – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.56. Someone slip the Rangers this note, “Just because the Phils didn’t send Howard down to the minors to fix him doesn’t mean you can’t.”

Adolis Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 27th homer. If this is regressing, can Cody Bellinger regress too?

Jason Martin – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer. Who’s ready for everyone’s favorite game: Cubs Player, Rangers Player, Made-Up Name! Your first question is, “Jason Martin?”

Chris Flexen – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.65. Marco Gonzales and Chris Flexen are simultaneously uninspiring fantasy starter choices and guys I’d absolutely look to grab. Even if the Streamonator isn’t crazy about his next one.

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .258. Haniger didn’t get as much attention as Mancini prolly because national media doesn’t go around saying, “This guy had his balls stomped so bad when he hears about spay and neutering he winces,” but Haniger is having a nice bounce back season, as well.

Ty France – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .286. I call France’s home runs, Freedom Flies.

Zack Wheeler – 6 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.77. This start was vs. the Diamondbacks, who aren’t as bad as you might think. They have D. Ellis at 3rd. Gonna guess that is Doc Ellis. They have B. Holaday at catcher. The B. isn’t short for anything, it’s a state of mind, telling you to relax like you’re on vacation. Okay, no one’s buying this, right?  When I said I wanted to watch Wheeler dominate the DBacks and had to “go add” it to my iCal, I didn’t say, “I wanted to watch Wheeler take it in the gonads.” *illustration of taffy being stretched*

Madison Bumgarner – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.06. Streamonator likes his next start too, for good reason, it’s against the Pirates, so, yeah, I don’t like The Angry Bum, but could see grabbing him.

Jose Urquidy – Began a rehab assignment in the Florida Complex League. It was a game between the Suplexes and the Duplexes.

Alex Bregman – Dusty Baker said there was no updates on Bregman. Might be time for a slow walk to camera and a desk sit from John Walsh as we report on the missing person case of Alex Bregman.

Luis Garcia – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.39 in 70 pitches. You know pitchers are stretched too thin after last season when even Dusty Baker is limiting guys.

Nicky Lopez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, has five steals in the last four games and will definitely be in this afternoon’s Buy column. Also, this was Nicky Lopez’s first homer since August 8th or last year, or 464 at-bats ago. Elias Sports Bureau said, “If yesterday’s game went deeper into extra innings, Nicky Lopez was due to hit another home run in the 14,657th inning.”

Mike Minor – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.34. Not sure if the Streamonator liked this start by Minor or not, and I was thisclose to streaming, but I bawk-bawk chickened out.

Luis Severino – Was cleared of structural damage in his shoulder. That was the 2nd opinion. Speaking of which, at what point do opinions refresh to zero? If he hears another opinion in, say, two months, is that a third opinion? Do opinions roll back to zero after a week? Two weeks? Month? What’s an opinion’s timetable?

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer. It’s so laughable he doesn’t have 50+homers with how goofy that porch is in right. He lines home runs to right like he’s playing a game of pepper. Oh, and No Pepper Games Allowed, unless you’re talking Barry Pepper.

Chad Green – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.13, and his 6th save. Well, kinda the right guy was used, instead of Aroldis, but Green did get clobbered by the blubber — blobbered.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, as he blobbered Green. This was his 2nd game in a row with a home run and he’s about to hit four homers in three games in Yankee Stadium this weekend.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer, hitting .279. Kinda hope Olson goes bottoms-up and hits .175 in the final month, so all the people who are poring over Donkey Teeth’s fantasy football rankings in August come back next year and are like, “Grey, handsome face, but Olson is still a .240 hitter.”

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .226. I’ve been following Chapman’s recent hot streak very closely, so I did a triple-check when I saw he had 19 homers. I believe that’s more like 25, so that’s what we’re going with.

Sean Murphy – 1-for-2 and his 14th homer. Only 11 more homers to catch Chapman.

Cole Irvin – 6 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.57. The one strikeout is a sad emoji on the back of a paddywagon being taken downtown for disorderly conduct, but, if you would’ve told me before the game, Irvin would only give up three earned in the South Side of Chicago, I would’ve taken that every day and Muesday, the imaginary day between Monday and Tuesday.

Carlos Rodon – La Russa said Rodon could return next week. It’ll give time for his fake injury to fake heal.

Andrew Vaughn – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, Yesterday, Andrew Vaughn said, “Listen Jose, Tim, Yoan….everyone! Today, I’m supplying our offense,” and because of Andrew Vaughn, the White Sox lost.

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.06. Cease was dancing between the devil (Dale Long) and raindrops with four walks and his proclivity for allowing homers. By the by, you cannot say the word “proclivity” out loud and not sound like a perv.

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Call it Friend-O
Call it Friend-O
11 months ago

As it stands now, would you include Logan Webb in the grouping of McClanahan, Manoah and Gilbert for next year?

Thanks!

Peter Castro
Peter Castro
11 months ago

Also, Derek Hill is available as well to add my prior question.

Peter Castro
Peter Castro
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

Looking for cheap steals on waivers. Any suggestions? Yonny Hernandez, Jorge Mateo, Jose Barrero, Jake Meyers?? Any thoughts…..

Thank you as always

Steve
Steve
11 months ago

Do you like Corey Dickerson (while Springer on the shelf) or JUp for a 5th OF in 14T obp &Ks?

Thank you!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
11 months ago

Flip side of Walsh based on what you said earlier . . . would you trade a $13 Eloy keeper (keep forever +$3) for a $3 J Walsh keeper? Would getting a $6 Witt Jr. along with Walsh tip those scales further?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks – yea feels like he’s coming up a bit Sept and hopefully here around opening day 2022…

JC
JC
11 months ago

1. Any intel on Yasmani? Reading maybe Sunday and other reports he won’t be back to mid next week. Gleyber?

2. Holds league where ratios matter. Have to cut one of Gallegos, Bummer, Hudson. Who goes?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
11 months ago

What’s good Grey? Friday’s are for juxtaposing:) Off the top of your noggin, who are the following players?

Player A: 135/468-90R-20HR-77RBI-31BB-18SB-.337OBP-.464SLG
Player B: 109/389-75R-16HR-56RBI-56BB-8SB-.393OBP-.470SLG

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Jonathan India…I saw that Cram was giving him some love earlier in the week, so I though I’d jump in as well since I’ve been asking you about keeping him. I guess my question is if Bo Bichette is Top 5 for 2022, that’s gotta make India around top-40?

Have a good weekend!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I don’t think India will ever be as fast as Bichette, but I keep reminding myself that he’s doing this in his rookie season. Maybe like a 25/15-30/15 upside?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Alright, alright, alright…Have a good weekend!

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Please rank
Santander,Brinson,Soler

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Are you done with luis garcia even with another start coming up at home vs kc amd a seemingly favorable stretch in sept. He has struggled and is at 117 ip now. Definitely not the same guy. 12 team roto. Thx

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Pretty much any pitcher nowadays ugh

Dave
Dave
11 months ago

Grey
Our playoffs start in 2 weeks.
hth with obp.
Would you drop Franmil for O’Neill, Vaughan, Walsh or Josh Rojas?
Thank you and enjoy your weekend

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

Grey.

2 questions:

1) who would you rather have? Conforto or Mancini?
2) If Mancini, would you drop Conforto for him?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
11 months ago

Hey Grey – what are your thoughts on Walsh rest of way / 2022? I have him keepable for $5 but am heading into H2H playoffs in my OBP OPS league + wondering if I should be dropping him for someone like Josh Rojas (over .500 OBP both over the last 15 and over the last month).

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks!

Wake Up
Wake Up
11 months ago

Been identifying as a wolf so I can’t have her/shey or I could die…

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
11 months ago

Who is the odd man out of these OFs when looking at the last few weeks of the season and H2H playoffs? Amed Rosario, Josh Rojas, Tyler O’Neill, Franmil Reyes. Thanks!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
11 months ago

Start Mikolas today in his first game back vs. Pit or wait and see? Need QS – would be dropping Wick.

Thanks!

Troy
Troy
11 months ago

Grey,

Slightly disappointed in the write up that you didn’t point out Ironman (Nick Senzel) managed to go from healthy and demoted to back on the60 day IL and starting a rehab assign within 24 hours. That has to be some sort of record. Fitting it would be a player with such a history of injuries to pull off this feat.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

It actually isn’t a clerical move. The manager at AAA Louisville said he thought Senzel was limping and favoring his surgically repaired knee while batting. They had doctors examine him again and they found fluid in the knee. Thus the return to the 60 day IL and shift to AZ for rehab. Poor kid is starting his career off like Buxton on the IL front. Speaking of Buxton he’s set to play 7 innings in CF today at St Paul so start the injury countdown again.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

yeppers, like the mess, injured when they didn’t know it or forgot about it and/or misdiagnosed it. he’s absolutely like buxton.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Troy
11 months ago

if it was the mess or some other badly run by idiots org it was probably that they forgot he was injured. in HIS exact case he probably GOT injured en route to the first location.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

they need to make up a comedy show of errors that shows senzel in his regular life injuring himself in hilariously silly ways. vertigo acts up, trips into wall, breaks nose. has a sister who just had a kid, picks up baby, sprains wrist. sneezes hard when somebody blows some dust up off a table, strains oblique, and the like.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

that too, but that ain’t helping him play more than like maximum 3 str weeks at a time.

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

forgot about buxton. the show would be about both of them, be called “bux and senz”. it would be quite popular with hypochondriacs. “wow i think i’m hurt/sick all the time over stuff that everybody else is fine with, these 2 actually are”

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
11 months ago

Morning Grey,

Mancini has been very cold as of late (.205 and 1 HR in the last 2 weeks)… you still sticking with him in a shallow 5×5 hoping he heats up? Guys like Rojas, O’Neil, Varsho, Connor Joe on the wire. Would you drop for any of those? Thanks!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks! Unrelated follow-up… Can you please rank ROS:

Touki
Reynaldo Lopez
Alex Wood
T Walker
Eric Lauer
Kyle Freeland

Zeus
Zeus
11 months ago

I feel like every year I win my leagues I am picking up old crusty vets off of the trash heap. Ibanez would be that guy back in the day.

People have the burning desire to pick up the new rookie that does well as if that makes them a genius.

I will stick to winning

Keeks
Keeks
11 months ago

12 Team H2H – QS and Solds league.

Needed some more QS for playoffs in a few weeks and was flush on relievers. I gave up Pham (2nd utility spot bat) and Sewald (been pretty great for solds) and I got Framber.

How’d I do? Think Framber will reliable down the stretch for Quality Starts? I figured since he got a late start he shouldn’t have any innings limits.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I award myself no points. My God have mercy on my soul.

But yeah, needed to try something. Pham and Sewald were close to being drops so figured Id go for it.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks for the support! Have a great weekend!

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
11 months ago

Oh great Grey,

I can only keep one of these ros in a points league. Who ya got? Thanks.

Lowe, Adames, Polanco

Leon
Leon
11 months ago

Was offered edward olivares for my jp crawford. Dynasty league 16 man. Def looking at 2022. 2021 is not relevant. Thoughts?

Bish
Bish
11 months ago

Grey,

I feel the same way about Bum as you do, but I’m very tempted to pick him up for 2 starts next week (@Pit; @Phi).

That is unless you convince me to take one of these instead:
Manoah CHW; @Det
Hendricks COLO; @CHW
McClanahan @Phi; @Balt

Whatever
Whatever
11 months ago

The way you feel about being anxious to draft Adames next year is precisely how I feel about drafting Mclanahan. He’s going to be so undervalued.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
11 months ago

Everyone always starts with “great job Grey!”…..myself included. I mean it is the first thing I read every morning and I do agree with everyone when they say it’s great, however….

Does anyone ever critique, complain or tell you it’s been horribly written?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Heh no, not me. I just thought about how many times people start their comments with that (like I do many times too). For shites and goggles maybe I’ll do that next week?

Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

sorry to interject, but i always attribute the love Grey gets (deservedly!) to the olde Roger Rabbit effect;
make people laugh, and you’ll find appreciation and friendship wherever you go
i wonder how many people make a point of reading Grey’s stuff first thing in the morning, to make sure their day starts with laughs? i know i do. the fantasy baseball advice – personalized, at that! – is gravy.
so….thanks!

Ben
Ben
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

I had a few questions for my 12 team keep 10 league, nearing the trading deadline.

1) I was offered Freeman for my Starling and Muncy. It’s a keeper, this is a next year move. Apart from average, Muncy and Freeman don’t seem that far apart, and Marte’s steals are really valuable. For next year this doesn’t seem great to me. Am I way off here?

2) Relatedly, would you send Starling and Muncy for Albies? Trea Turner? Thanks! Feels like a large package to give up, but elite guys are hard to come by.

3) About where do you currently foresee Muncy ranked for next year? He’s been great.

4) Would you send J. Turner for Meadows in a keeper to keep Meadows? Not sure I trust Meadows, but there is upside if Meadows will be top 100 next year.

5) For next year, please rank: Story, Castellanos, Starling, Muncy, Goldy, Mullins, J. Turner.

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks! So you would not take Albies for Starling and Muncy?

Same league, would you send J. Turner, Goldy, and McGee for Story to have Story next year?

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks again.

zombie
zombie
11 months ago

Need to grab a closer from Finnegan, Clippard, Floro and Sewald. Who do you think racks up the most rest of the regular season SAVES without poisoning the ol’ERA & WHIP??
& waybackwhen, I lifeguarded at Mike Pagliarulo’s grandparent’s condo complex when he was called up. Like you, they were very excited about him taking his talent to the next level. You overrated him like a grandparent, Grey. Happy Friday!

Steven Boyle
Steven Boyle
11 months ago

Grey, is it time to move on from Moustakas in a 12 team H2H? Thanks.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
11 months ago

Which starter sits this weekend?

Touki @ BAL (Means)
Mikolas vs. PIT (Keller)
Elieser @ CIN (Gray)

Thank you and have a great weekend!

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
11 months ago

Have any hope for Reynaldo Lopez ROS or just another guy?

Buying into Griffin Jax too?

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
Reply to  Dude at Dude's
11 months ago

Drop Micheal Fulmer (ratios and some saves), Kendal Gravemen, would be guys to dropr for R. Lopez of Jax

6×6 QS, K/9 league

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks sir!

Mike
Mike
11 months ago

The year is 2047. I log in to Razzball to see what Grey has to say about some rookie phenom who pitched a gem for the Las Vegas A’s against the Charlotte Churches. Scrolling down I find this blurb:

“Luis Severino – Was cleared of structural damage in his shoulder. That was the 209th opinion. Speaking of which, at what point do opinions refresh to zero? If he hears another opinion in, say, two months, is that a 210th opinion? Do opinions roll back to zero after a week? Two weeks? Month? What’s an opinion’s timetable?”

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Mike
11 months ago

“Charlotte Churches”…hahahaha

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
11 months ago

“Lars Nootbaar is from Cadbury, Eggland.” Forget gold, this is platinum. Platinum is better than gold, correct? Your best of them all, IMO.

One side question for you; any tidbit on a Trout return?

If not, I’ll wait for JKJ’s Saturday morning injury report. One of my favorite reports of the week. He puts it together really well.

Thanks Grey. Great content!

Jolt

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Hahaha!!! Awesome!!!

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Do you think maeda is back on track to help more than hurt. His last 8 starts have produced an era right around 3 which ain’t bad. Do you expect it to continue?

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Interesting fact: According to his statcast, Edman prefers to hit homeruns off leftys but prefers to steal bases vs rightys.

Cg
Cg
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

Because he is a horrible hitter left handed. There was talk of him dumping left handed and batting only right… Which he should. Nearly a 140 wrc for his career right handed, but 80 something left handed. With success of Mullins and other top hand dominant players dumping their off hand in recent years, I don’t see why he doesn’t.

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Madbum has 6 qs out of last 7 starts. Hasn’t given up more than 2 er since he came off of the IL in July. His peripheral stats say no way, but he is doing it. I cringe when I look at some of his peripheral stats, but I am desperate for some help and decent innings. Wainwright is doing it with lower velocity. I haven’t bought into to him either. Screw Fip, it has let me down (nola).

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

Rotoworld/SportsEdge with quite the blurbstomp for Tyler O’Neill – “The 26-year-old burgeoning fantasy superstar, who has gone deep three times in his last six games, has evolved into an upper-echelon five-category contributor, slashing .274/.342/.518 with 56 runs scored, 21 homers, 47 RBI and nine stolen bases across 374 plate appearances this season. He’ll be an early-round selection in all fantasy drafts next spring.”

Do you think Tyler O’Neill is going to be ranked as a Top 20-25 player? Also, not sure if it’s just me, but 9 SBs doesn’t make an upper-echelon 5-cat player

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yeah that’s what I figured – like in a way, he’s kinda doing what you expected from Kyle Lewis with the upside for more…

OddBall Herrera
OddBall Herrera
Reply to  William Hung
11 months ago

Hah, I saw this yesterday too and thought to myself “Here’s a blurb written by someone who doesn’t actually play fantasy baseball”

The road to fantasy superstardom is strewn with high K low contact guys who popped off for a season and then disappeared. There’ a a good deal of risk that he’s Domingo Santana, just with better defense and worse plate discipline/contact.

Hesh
Hesh
11 months ago

I have Ceasar Hernandez whos been horrible since the trade, and Jeff McNeil who’s been horrible all year. Drop either for Nicky Lopez? H2H points league. Thank you in advance.

BigEasy
BigEasy
11 months ago

I know it’s a crapshoot but which one do you like most for saves ROS

Floro
Gyvens
Clippard
Sewald
Steckenrider
Finnegan
Kittredge
Bender

Daze
Daze
11 months ago

Grey
When Badoo comes off the IL maybe this weekend
Who would you drop
Kieboom
Brinson
Schwindel
Thanks

bigbear
bigbear
11 months ago

Is Trevor Rogers done for the year? He’s at 110 IP.

I like my bench bat matchup (Soler). So who sits? Alonso right?
Belly vs Carrasco
or
Albombso @ Buehler

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks! Poor Belly…

Herb
Herb
11 months ago

Drop Diego Castillo for Sewald or Steckenreider?

jm
jm
11 months ago

Grey! Great as always, thanks.

In a 15-player keeper league I have an excess of hitters, and I’ve got Julio and the Biebs about to come of IR, with no one on my roster I particularly want to drop, so I’ve been shopping hitters for a boost next year. I am still in the mix but not super likely to win anything this year.

Thoughts on this offer?

Trent Grisham
6th Rd pick

for

Clevinger
George Kirby
2nd round pick

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
11 months ago

With regards to Senzel, he had his option reversed. Was this merely a case of misdiagnosis? Or do they have plans to keep him in Cincy if and when he is healthy? It’s such a shame that he can never stay healthy and on the field.

Is Carlos Carrasco a buy low for 2022? I still don’t know if he’s totally healthy.

Roll Tribe
Roll Tribe
11 months ago

And…
Zunino’s swelling caused by eating a Nootbaar.

Trout and Bregman Gone Fishin, Bro!

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Sano homered on August 8th and 9th, and now on the 18th and 19th. So, I guess I’ll grab him for the 28th and 29th.

trick dad
trick dad
Reply to  VinWins
11 months ago

He’s hitting the pat list this weekend so plan sounds good!

Dr Y
Dr Y
11 months ago

Stanton gets OF eligibility with his next OF appearance. Who’s my OF drop in a 5 OF mixed league of:

Straw
Adell
O’Neil
Kelenic

I’ll use the roster spot to stream pitchers. Which I have badly needed.

Dr Y
Dr Y
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Just trying to find a balance of speed power. Avg is good elsewhere and perhaps have trout coming back to make all worries irrelevant

galica123
galica123
11 months ago

Grey!!!

Estupendo!

a. MadBum, ERA down to 4.03 (from 5.73 at the start of this 7-start stretch). Also, only 5BB allowed in his last 5 games pitched…1 BB in every game. First inning K of Harper was sweet to watch. As you say, AZ is a different team since the ASB and they’re playing with some confidence but at the end of the season they go back into their box of not-goodness.

b. True story, looked up google for sources of ‘Random Reggie Jackson’ quotes of the day as I run out of quotes. Two things.

1. I saw my own Razzball quote of the day in google. We’re creating more work for google. Sorry, google.
2. As I run out, I might have to revert to Reggie Jackson the NBA player for quotes!! The quote says ‘Random Reggie Jackson’ quote of the day, it doesn’t specify which one!! Psyche. I kid.

c. Sorry I missed yesterday, was swamped with cleaning the space behind the refrigerator all by myself. I took before, during and after photos to show my wife. Also had to go to the market with Simba to buy some veggies + sardines for lunch. All told yesterday I walked about 6 miles and 40% of that was uphill. When I went to bed I was tired.

d. Have a nice weekend.

e. Marx Brothers quote of the day for August 20, 2021

Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff: ‘How much do we owe you?’

Baravelli: ‘Two thousand dollars.’

Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff: ‘Two thousand dollars for ice? I can get an Eskimo for two hundred dollars and make my own ice.’

[Professor Wagstaff has to pay the bill]

Horse Feathers

Wagstaff=Groucho; Baravelli=Chico

f. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for August 20, 2021

‘From the standpoint of excitement and drawing power, Reggie and Pete Rose are in a class by themselves.’

Angels owner Gene Autry on Reggie Jackson

Cheers,
Ante

galica123
galica123
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Grey!!!

That is awesome!!! Love the anecdotal information.

Sorry to see only 73 comments!! ‘Member like 4 years ago you had over 800 comments by the time the article was closed for comments and like Doctor Parnassus you only used to come out for comments when a minimum of 400 comments were posted? We’re in that place Richard Pryor referred as Hard Times – there is no boundary to hard times, no timeline, a very undefined period in our lives that we must survive.

Cheers,
Ante

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
11 months ago

NL only QS over wins 10 teamer. stash which of m.white or muller. thinking it looks likely white back up earlier and with that last start (really shrunken type…. against PIT) probably best here. could also wait to see if SF’s pulling the old “well we were off thurs so our DL department also felt like they should’ve been, and what do we care” on desclafani, so i might not have to drop anybody here. widener is the best add out there, unless blister boy on the mess counts. reports were on his last start that desclafani is fine, but we’ve heard that crap right before somebody’s DL’d before.

– j.martin…. PIT player.