Go ahead, Mr. Wendle! Mr. Wendle, yeah! Lord, Mr. Wendle! If you didn’t know I was quoting Arrested Development, you’d think I was fornicating with someone named Mr. Wendle. You know Mr. Wendle is no bum. By the way, is it in poor taste to hand out B.U.M. equipment sweatshirts at a homeless shelter? Ya know what, prolly better you don’t answer. Yesterday, Joey Wendle (3-for-4, 6 RBIs) hit his 8th and 9th homer, about two weeks after I told you to drop him. Oopsie! Much more egregiously is the A’s and Rays screwed over Wendle so bad that he won’t be a free agent for the first time until he’s 34 years old. What a s’Wendle! Any hoo! Also, in this game, Austin Meadows (1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 22nd homer as he makes a case for himself in my fantasy team with Audrey and Jayne. Um, my Meadows fantasy team. Then, Jordan Luplow (2-for-4, 2 runs) hit his 8th homer, and I didn’t know what MLB team he was on, and I’m not even sure Jordan Luplow knew. Over on the O’s making the O face was Jorge Mateo (1-for-5, 2 RBIs) who hit his 3rd homer, and is hitting around .350 since his trade from the Padres to the O’s. With his 50-steal speed, he’s angling himself for a 2022 sleeper. For this year, I’d absolutely grab him but for SAGNOF; power has a face, and it’s not his. Finally, Cedric Mullins (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) and Ryan Mountcastle (4-for-5, 3 runs) both hit their 24th homer. Not at the same time, that’s not allowed. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

James Karinchak – Optioned to Triple-A. What a tumble this guy took this year. That’s what happens when you have a name best suited for hockey. Sorry, don’t make the rules!

Cal Quantrill – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.93. According to the Streamonator, Quantrill gets the same Red Sox, but in Fenway to be played at Payback O’Clock.

Bobby Dalbec – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer, and 3rd homer in three games, and has been a hot schmotato for a minute, but not an Urban Dictionary minute which is a long time.

Tanner Houck – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 3.63. Has he been optioned down yet? Did the Red Sox take all the options they have for all their players and make some kind of arrangement to use them all for Houck? Are Houck and Duran on some kind of virtual seesaw between Triple-A and Boston?

Rafael Devers – 2-for-5 and his 31st and 32nd homer, hitting .277. Okay, him or Vlad Jr. in 2022? Now, are you sure?

Frankie Montas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.66. How is his ERA still so high? Hasn’t he been good for the last two months? Yes, which is why I’m putting down an emoji of a nodding head with a smile, then the emoji pulls its face off and underneath is a confused face, then it pulls that face off for another smiling face.

Aaron Ashby – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.95. Unlike the Marlins or Braves, the Brewers don’t make usable young starters. They make lights-out sicksters. The stuff of a sickster is ffffffilthy. That’s a fifth of filthy. His slider produces, “Oh, sorry, that’s an embarrassing swing.” Ashby’s numbers are goofy (14.2 K/9, 4.6 BB/9) in Triple-A, and I don’t think he’s anywhere near a lock for the rotation this year, so monocle and remember for next year.

Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer. Grey’s tellin’ us about Tellez goes like this: Home run, monocle, nothing for a week, then another homer.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer. Anything less than 35 homers with a sub-.225 average doesn’t butter the muffin or mutter the buffin.

Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.53. Berrios feels like the kind of starter where you just put him in your lineup, then put masking tape on your computer screen where his name is, and see what he’s done at the end of the season.

Kevin Smith – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer, as he was promoted to replace the injured Cavan Biggio, and has been playing third. Anything’s better than another Clerks film! More impressively, Kevin Smith has been making movies for 30 years and still has no idea how to direct. Can’t believe the Jays have a 3rd baseman who gets away with wearing giant jorts. Okay, okay, OKAY! He had 19 HRs and 16 SBs in Triple-A this year while showing decent contact (23.6 K%), so maybe there’s something here for deeper leagues while Biggio is out.

Keibert Ruiz – Will be recalled today by the Nats. Said on Friday in my Buy column that there was a chance he’d be recalled and to grab him, but now. Dot dot dot. It’s too late. Dot dot dot. In like 2% of leagues. I hope you two-percenters are happy with yourself! In the end, he’s still a catcher, so don’t go crazy with yourself, but I did look to grab him in a few deeper leagues. He does, after all, have 21 homers in only 72 Triple-A games. By the way, having Keibert and Kieboom in the same lineup is going to make my head explode, due to the I before E thing.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer. When Bell rings it twice, it’s a dinger dinger dong.

Juan Soto – 1-for-2, 2 runs and a slam (22) and legs (7). Have Sexy Dr. Pepper more places than I want to say, because it hurts to think about it, but now that I’ve suffered through five of six months, please don’t let him get crazy hot in September and ruin all the heavy lifting to get him to fall later in drafts next year. Same goes for Mookie and Cody B. and all the strugglers I have.

Noah Syndergaard – Tested positive for Covid during his rehab. Whew, at least it wasn’t a Milk Crate Challenge injury.

Jonathan Villar – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer. Also, in this game, Kevin Pillar (1-for-4, 1 run) got his 3rd steal. That’s a -illar slam and legs.

Javier Baez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .242. This guy is beautiful and a mess more times in the matter of a few innings than most guys are in an entire season. Call him Ugly Delicious. Also, not sure how many people heard about the Mets players are now booing their fans after something good, but what’s absolutely hilarious is they’ve been doing it since the beginning of August but they do such few things that are good, no one noticed until yesterday. The Mets and their fans are in a seriously toxic relationship.

Logan Webb – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.65. It’s like Logan Webb became a viable number three fantasy starter three months ago, then two months ago he became a number two, and now he’s working on number one. Hey, gorgeous, keep making love to my ratios, you dreamboat!

Anthony DeSclafani – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.38, as he was activated from the IL. Talk a bit about this on the podcast this week that’s coming tomorrow, but Giants’ SPs are cheat codes, even if you only start them at home. With that said (here’s where Grey throws out everything he just said), if a pitcher is actually injured and not faking to throttle innings, then it might not be worth the risk. With That Said, Part II: They Say More, he had a tough matchup on Sunday whether healthy or not.

Huascar Ynoa – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, ERA at 2.90. In a wall-less world, Ynoa would be in the Rookie of the Year conversation. Huascar needed glasnost.

Ian Anderson – 5 2/3 IP, 6 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 3.36, as he was activated from the IL. He should be rostered in 100% of leagues, and 101% of Jethro Tull leagues. Speaking of rock bands, if you’re doing anything for the Touki, you appear to be out of luck, as he worked a garbage-time 9th inning.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .213. Also, Eddie Rosario (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) stole his 10th base and Joc Pederson (1-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI) filled out the outfield. So yesterday, Adam Duvall took a seat, but on Saturday Rosario was benched, which is a long, boring way of saying I don’t know how the Braves’ outfield is gonna shake out in the final month. My guess is they all see a fair bit of rest.

Antonio Senzatela – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.18. Solid start, and he gets the Braves next in Coors, so do you have a death wish?

Ranger Suarez – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.48. On the surface, this feels like when Chris Sale started his career as a reliever then transferred seamlessly into the rotation and people were screaming, “I’m a chicken, where’s my head?” and flailing their arms above their shoulders. But I just peeped Suarez’s numbers and his ERA is way better than it has any right to be.

Madison Bumgarner – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.37. After streaming him *handshake emoji* Learning what love is from Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt = Mad About You.

Alec Mills – 8 1/3 IP, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.32. It’s weird to sell your soul for one great start a year, but Mills doesn’t think it is.

Kyle Hendricks – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.43. Glass is half full:  He’s making it easy to ignore him in all 2022 leagues.

Patrick Wisdom – 0-for-3, hitting .256. Dr. Daniel Pantalones reviews all the games on Friday, but I just had to point out that Wisdom had four homers between Friday and Saturday. He’s rostered around 40% in all ESPN leagues, so most people are checked out to fantasy football but there’s gotta be at least 70% of you still grinding. Smartened up with Wisdom.

Luis Robert – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs hit his 5th and 6th homer. A Lou Bob-a-lup-bop a-wop-bam-boom.

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his third homer in the last three games. OBPwulf is epic. Also, in this game, Eloy Jimenez (1-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 8th homer, which made for a Goodwin, who also hit his 8th homer.

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.82. If a near-12 K/9 and 3.54 FIP is up-and-down for his first full MLB season, then sign me up everywhere for next year.

Taylor Hearn – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.96. Fun fact! I call Taylor Hearn by his generic name, Pork Roll. This was a solid start by him, but I’d use Streamonator for him going forward.

DJ Peters – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week. Hot schmotato alert!

Adolis Garcia – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 29th homer. May all your rookies regress as wonderfully as Adolis.

Pablo Lopez – His return has been delayed with “Have we lost our mind? Why on earth would we bring him back this year?”

Sandy Alcantara – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.27. Starting to understand what John Travolta was singing about with Sandy.

Jesus Luzardo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 7.19. This is why I liked the Luzardo pickup by the Marlins at the deadline. Don’t think he’s totally fixed just suddenly, but it could happen. From zero to Marveluzardo, just like that.

Jesus Sanchez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert! Also, Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time a Jesus won a game and another Jesus drove in all the runs since a Padres game during the Spanish Inquisition.

Carlos Santana – Scratched on Saturday due to hip soreness. When I heard this, I scrambled to the newest, uh, news on Nick Pratto, and, as I did that, I saw fifteen mentions of Edward Olivares being called up to be sent down over and over during the last four months, then I solemnly turned to my mirror and applied Joker makeup.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 38th homer. Salvador Perez hates the narrative that says a guy stops doing well after a big contract, and is taking it personal.

Marco Gonzales – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.02. Streamonator doesn’t love his next start in Arizona, but the Dbags don’t scare me so I might go in on him.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 31st homer, a new career high. His mother called to congratulate him, when Corey wasn’t home to talk.

Jarred Kelenic – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer. It’s so hard to imagine a guy hitting .150-something in his rookie season, then becoming a top hitter in baseball, but we have to remember the first season for most players goes poorly. And because you don’t believe me without actual examples, Bonds hit .223 his first season in 1986; .261 his next, then .283 in 1988.

Jake Fraley – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. Me spelling out his name, “Eff, really?”

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.97. He hasn’t just been good. No, he’s been great. Great great. Like Cy Young candidate great. How? That shizz is an enigma wrapped in a puzzle stuffed into the Riddler’s leotards with question marks all over them. Also, happy birthday to Wainwright, who turns 40 today. May your curve forever bend knees more than a limbo stick.

Tommy Edman – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, 2nd homer in three games. I liked Edman in the preseason, but mostly drafted him everywhere because he was eligible everywhere. Even if he only had outfield eligibility, he was worth the draft pick, according to the Player Rater.

Yoshi Tsutsugo – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in four games. Hot Tschmotschmogo.

Gregory Polanco – Released by the Pirates. “He never reached his true ceiling previously but now? Wow.” That’s people talking about every Pirates player on a new club.

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Jeffe
Jeffe
11 months ago

Really bummed about Marquez lately. Hasn’t been the stud like he was in the middle of the season. Would you prefer Paddock or Marquez? Is Urquidy worth speculative add before he comes off IL?

Herschel
Herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need a last minute replacement for alex wood who just got ‘rona’d. Who do you like?

Marco Gonazalez – @ ari
Edward Cabrera – @ nym, vs phi

Trader
Trader
11 months ago

Best bench bat: Happ or Cesar?

JC
JC
11 months ago

I have Box and Gallegos for holds, Colome and Romano for saves. Have a WW pickup. Given the craziness in Boston (Perez, Otto, Barnes), I was leaning toward ignoring them and their tough division and going with Chafin or Floro. Thoughts on this thinking or are you in on Otto?

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

So fluid. Looks like Gallegos is closing at least for the time being. My RP are not good yet I got three saves tonight. Go figure

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Drop Reyes for Gallagos or hold?

Herschel
Herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto, who do you like this week between soler (3 @ lad, 4 @ col) and cotton eyed joe (3 @ Tex, 4 vs atl)?

hondo
hondo
11 months ago

Is Votto turning back into an old pumpkin(I can say that as I am an old bumpkin)?Connor Joe or Joey ROS?

CP
CP
11 months ago

jesus sanchez or ian happ ROS?

thanks!

JP
JP
11 months ago

Which two from this group (ROS):

Justin Turner, Donaldson, Renfroe, Mancini

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Colome’s about to blow it for Bailey.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

NM, didn’t take into account he was throwing to Grossman.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

After Bailey Ober’s Quality Start today, would you roll him out vs Tampa Bay this weekend?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

It’s in Tampa Bay

Jack
Jack
11 months ago

Bell or Sano?
Haase or Grandal?
Thx.

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
11 months ago

ROS? Cesar Hernandez or Fletcher at 2B?
H2H points league

cable
cable
11 months ago

h/h points 12 team redraft weekly lineup set

Schoop or Wisdom

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Ouch on Sosa, man. All the present Cards are great. They’re just unlucky.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

I ended up dropping Nate Lowe since I pretty much got 1B covered with Mountcastle and Walsh

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Tomorrow’s stream:
Minor vs CLE or
Yarbrough vs BOS?

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
11 months ago

y.hernandez or w.castro in OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added 10 team AL only?

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
11 months ago

Oh great Grey,

I’m going to have to drop one of these guys from my points league. Who’s the odd man out?

Teoscar, B.Lowe, Y. Alvarez, Muncy, Polanco

Michael b
Michael b
11 months ago

1. Is edmundo soda actually good?
2. is bailey ober anything more than a streaming option? (He hasn’t walked more than 1 player in several outings and he gets decent strikeouts with minimal earned runs
3. Is Syndergaard worth rostering it’s not a keeper league, he’ll be pitching out of the bullpen only throwing fastballs and changups

Michael b
Michael b
Reply to  Michael b
11 months ago

Sosa not soda lol, autocorrect

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

he means for likely rest of this season thor is only in bullpen. i’d assume next year he’s back to starting.

Michael b
Michael b
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I meant it is not a keeper league so I would only have him the remainder of the season, as a reliever, most likely. I was asking if he would still have value out of the bullpen and returning in mid September, and as for the depending on the league for ober, I’m in a 12 team h2h categories league

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Michael b
11 months ago

i doubt his this year value is almost anything, unless he very quickly supplants all of lugo, may, and probably familia. think c.javier with probably less innings and more risk since he had no training camp and had numerous set backs and now is on corona list.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

yeah if he even does it’s probably at least 10-14 days out. unless one of those often seen false positives.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Is Amed Rosario in the keeper conversation, or should I drop him for some Streamonator action during the fantasy playoffs?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

We’ve got these available starts that SON is positive on:
Rich Hill vs MIA
Steven Matz vs BAL
Nestor Cortes vs BAL
Minor vs CLE
Suarez vs TEX
Tyler Gilbert vs SEA
Yarbrough vs BOS

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
11 months ago

And I have 4 moves for the week.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
11 months ago

hey man I was browsing the hockey section and was wondering if Viz was going to be back? Used to reading his material around this time of year or soon after :)

kind regards from the shittiest wolf in all the land

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

ya I am not sure I just miss him and wanted to check if he was going to be back. Razz is the best!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yeah, like you don’t know when hockey starts.

Joe
Joe
11 months ago

Villar or Schoop this week?

lindorphins
lindorphins
11 months ago

Are you feeling confident starting Josiah tonight vs. Philadelphia? I like that he can get swings and misses across his mix of pitches, and the Phillies lineup isn’t that great, but something makes me wary that I’ll end up walking into a dud to start my first H2H playoff week and regret relying on a rookie on a crappy team, against Wheeler no less. I wouldn’t be replacing him with anyone, just benching him, seeing how he does and then hopefully feeling great about starting him against the Mets if he looks good (or having another tough choice there if he doesn’t). Just curious how you’re feeling about him.

Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Gotcha, thanks.

herschel
herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto, need to sit one of these guys. need hr/rbi most. who sits?

connor joe – 3 @ tex, 4 vs atl
story – 3 @ tex, 4 vs atl
luis robert – 2 vs pit, 3 @ kc
soler – 3 @lad, 4 @ col

thanks!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

@Grey: i know. would it be crazy to sit story? SON loves him this week but hes just been so meh for so long now….

ray
ray
11 months ago

Gray, Eddie Rosario 3 @LAD [email protected] or Brantley [email protected] [email protected]

Russ
Russ
Reply to  ray
11 months ago

I would bet Rosario only starts in 4 of those games tops

Dustin
Dustin
11 months ago

Trivino or Bednar?

Dustin
Dustin
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you Grey

Gary C
11 months ago

ESPN points ROS, please rank

Ranger Suarez
Carrasco
Kluber
Josiah Gray

Thanks!

stevie
stevie
11 months ago

2nd post from me today, but would you rather start Skubal vs Oak, or E. Cabrera vs Phi?

Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
11 months ago

As we march forward unto the end of another season, and into the great tunnel that is winter, would you start any of these ball-chuckers:

Fried @ LAD $-0.1
Ynoa @ COL $-6.2
Kikuchi vs HOU $1.0

over any of these:

Wood vs MIL @ LAD $16.4
Suarez @ MIA $-0.3
Gray vs STL $8.4
McClanahanananahan vs BOS $9.7
Cease @ KC $1.6

Is it crazy i think the robot is crazy for giving Kikuchi more value vs HOU, than it does Ynoa @ COL? Does the park factor really carry that much weight?

thanks

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

i done got skipped… now i’m questioning my whole life, and all of my decisions. what transgression has led me to this lonely place?

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

Relief! now i can continue blindly bumbling my way through the day.

Appreciate the advice.

have fun!

Turnandcoughlin
Turnandcoughlin
11 months ago

Hello Grey, great post as always. I have Verdugo in a dynasty league. 4 OF per team, my other 3 are Bellinger, Soto and Jimenez. I also have Julio Rodriguez rostered and I think I’m inclined to keep JR and drop AV. Seems like everyone loves Verdugo but I just don’t get it. What am I missing?.
Thanks

lindorphins
lindorphins
11 months ago

Thoughts on Urquidy when he’s back? 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K in his second rehab outing in AAA yesterday. 62 pitches, 45 for strikes. Thinking he’s probably back by the end of the week, but not sure how the rotation will shake out. Does he replace Garcia? Do they go to a six man rotation?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
11 months ago

Touki, jerked around again in the ATL. No worries, they will still lose in the playoffs lol

You see Touki in the rotation in 2022?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

cool, thanks.
decided to keep Cookie for next year at this point, just not any exciting free agents out there

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

We liking Garrett Hampson for 2022 as a bench backup in the MI

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

ok, he was just dropped, was gonna drop Bader for him. Keep Bader?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Gallegos, Chafin, Kittredge, Givens. Please rank.

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Who to grab first for possible saves?
Diekman
Romo
Chafin
Gallagos

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
11 months ago

Sorry for a third comment but….have the Rays signed Gregory Polanco and turned him into an MVP yet? No? How about….now? Ok, give it another minute…

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
11 months ago

2021: They year the Gabe Kapler’s win the World Series and Adam Wainwright wins the Cy Young while eyeing up that 8 year extension. Just the way we wrote it up.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
11 months ago

I just looked at Salvador’s numbers for probably the first time all year….and wow! Had no idea. This is great, because now he’ll be drafted in like the second round next year.

ghost ride the whip
ghost ride the whip
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

Final week of the regular season in a h2h 6×6 OPS league and need to sit one
bellinger 6 games(ATL, @SF)
Meadows 7 (Bos, Min)
Grossman 6 (Oak,@Cin)
Marsh 6 (NYY, Tex)

I’ve started bellinger every healthy week but heavily considering benching him.

chase
chase
11 months ago

Looking for a QS would you roll with Flexen at home vs HOU?

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
11 months ago

Good morning Grey!

QS 10 team redraft: who gets the start this week?

Ryu (vs Bal)
Manoah (vs Oak)
Kyle Freeland (@Tex)

Those were in SON order but Ryu has been a bit of a mess lately and Freeland is on a heater over the past month.

Thanks!

Will
Will
11 months ago

Trevor Story’s home/away splits this year are awful – .295 BA with a .874 OPS at home vs .194 BA with a .663 OPS on the road. He has 41 RBI at home this season in 57 games vs 17 RBI in 54 games on the road. Are we to the point where we bench Story for all road games? I have Adames on my bench as potential replacement (daily trans league). Thanks

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

But would you bench him for the three game series at Texas staring today?

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

OK, thanks

bigbear
bigbear
11 months ago

How do we know when a guy (who we know is just a guy) that suddenly becomes a beast but has been reverting to being just a guy? Not a hot schmotato, but a Brandon Crawford? Meh… moving on… Not enough time to fret and regret. NM!

I’m done with Hendricks myself… Never really been a fan though. 1.34 WHIP (hits and walks both up) with a 1.6 HR9 (up pretty big here too) and 6.7 K9 (down). He’s almost 32. Think his best years are behind him.
Some of those may regress to the mean, but the W’s will too. Bet he’s ranked as a #3/4 SP but should be more like a #5/streamer.

Belly – 2 years of lack luster production. He got infatuated with the HR. He’s never been a EV beast (solid but not crazy), but he’s always had solid contact measures. This year his K%, BB%, GB/FB ratio, and Pop-up% have all changed dramatically. Feels like a mental thing that can be fixed given his contact skills. Think next year he’ll be ranked in the 110-120 range. Obviously a good risk/reward at that spot. Bryant/Stanton seem like fair comps heading into 2021. Even Hoskins.

Is Robbie Ray a top 10 SP heading into 2022? Huge improvements in BB/9 and HR9 (especially considering he pitched many games in Buffalo).

NJW
NJW
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

I have a question for you, but any Razzballers that know – feel free to chime in.

Trying to find out for a playoff matchup this week…many sites have conflicting information on Taijuan Walker. ESPN fantasy has him not starting until Sunday, September 5th. I don’t find this makes much sense with him last having pitched on 8/25.

Can you confirm anything about Walker? I’m hoping to confirm he’s actually a 2-start guy if I can. Matchups would be vs. MIA and @ WAS if he does start twice, which seem juicy enough to give him a go.

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  NJW
11 months ago

This is not fact but it is my best guess. According to the Mets webpage they are starting Trevor Williams on Tuesday, Carlos Carrasco on Wednesday and Rich Hill on Thursday.

Please remember that before the regularly scheduled game tomorrow, the Mets have to make up a suspended game from April as well that will restart in the 1st inning. I am betting that Walker will be the pitcher when the game resumes as I believe that is a 9 inning game.

When I have questions with rotations I normally go to the MLB team webpages since they get their info direct from the teams while Yahoo and ESPN guess.

Tom Emanski
Tom Emanski
Reply to  NJW
11 months ago

I can’t help much, but I’m struggling on the other side with Miami’s pitchers. Apparently they’re also resuming a game from April on Tue, so it looks like both Williams and Walker are pitching and it’s hard to say who would pitch again on Sunday. I’m not sure how solidly Williams is in the rotation?

Kind of strange that none of the two-start pitching planners I’ve looked at seemed to be aware of the doubleheader on Tue and subsequent uncertainty for Sun

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
11 months ago

Keeper and ROS question – Adell or Jesus Sanchez?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
11 months ago

With Reyes looking shaky and STL evaluating his role, is it time to look at Gallegos? I have Ottavino, Givens, Colome, and Trivino. I’m thinking or picking up Gallegos in place of Trivino in case his timeout sticks. Would you make that move? Thanks.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Just for future planning, which three would you keep for next year out of Manoah, McClanahan, Ynoa and Gallen?

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
11 months ago

How do you rank these OAK-DET starts? 12-team roto QS league

Skubal (vs OAK)
Kaprielian (@ DET)
Manaea (@ DET)

Bish
Bish
11 months ago

Grey,

can you rank these guys ros for a pts league? Thanks.

Muncy, Polanco, Wander, India

Whatever
Whatever
11 months ago

Excuse you sir I’ll have you know that Clerks is my favorite movie ever! I was that dude that was super hype to hear that they’re making a third.

eballs
eballs
11 months ago

Start one (points league)

Mikolas @ Cin
Carrasco vs Mia
Happ @ Cin

Mike
Mike
11 months ago

Keibert Ruiz or Varsho for catcher for ROS for redraft?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Fair enough. Thanks!

cable
cable
11 months ago

“One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don’t know.

h/h points 12 team redraft weekly lineup set

looking ahead to next week because of a bye this week

got 2….

Cubs have 6 home games next week ( Reds & Giants) do I play P Wisdom over C Santana

possble double start for Logan Gilbert next week away Astros home Diamonbacks

12 rd catchers…….
12 rd catchers…….
11 months ago

for the HR crown!!!!!

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
11 months ago

Happy start of the week.

I can’t decide which pitcher to bench this week….please help:

Ryu vs Bal
Wheeler 2x
Marco Gonzales @ARI
Cortes vs Bal
Marquez 2X
Lynn @KC
Z. Thompson @NYM
C. Hernandez vs CHW
Boyd @Cin
Kluber 2X
Melancon

Need to roll with 9 of these 11. Don’t want to bench the two start pitchers. Bench Z. Thompson and…..ugh I don’t know. Standard 5×5.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks a ton. Cheers.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Closer quesitons – all for various 5×5 leagues:

1) Kittredge or Soto?

2) Trivino or Chafin

3) When is Nick Anderson back? Does he take over the Closer role immediately? Him or Kittredge?

4) Please Rank Clippard, Trivino, Givens.

Thats all for now. Thanks.

ray
ray
11 months ago

Grey, are you starting Edward Cabrera (@NYM) (VPHI) and Ynoa @COL? Other options are Rasmussen v Boston and Megill @ WSH

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
11 months ago

And Luis Patino vs Bon and vs MIN

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
11 months ago

*BOS

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

LOL Brutal honesty

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
11 months ago

Grey,

Start or sit Paddack vs ARI on the road?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Should I at least activate him and possibly drop Toukie?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

THANKS for all your help

Jolt In Flow
Jolt In Flow
11 months ago

Any thoughts on why Wandy Peralta hasn’t been used by NYY in 5 days?

Conspiracy theories accepted.

Thanks as always, Grey!

Jolt

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

Howdy Grey,

Like some others, I find myself in the playoffs now (hell yea! woo!), but feeling completely lost as far as my last moves go in the final few weeks (oh god, no. help). There are a few hot names on the WW right now, but I don’t know if they are worth picking up for the final stretch over my current roster vs just using a streamer spot in my shallow, 10 team 5×5 cat league.

As far as my droppable hitters go, it’s basically just Tyler O’Neil at this point. I have a lot of very good names on my roster, and I feel like I just need to play matchups (thanks Robot). That said, Tyler O has a drop-dead gorgeous statcast page, but he doesn’t seem to produce to the expectation. So my first question…

1 – I have a Bye this week. Assuming no specific need ROS, would you drop Tyler O for:
– Streaming spot (which could include the names below)
– Wisdom
– Nicky Lopez
– Shwing-del
– Dalbec
– Wendle
– Mateo

2 – Pitching. My SP roster as it stands:
– Manoah
– Josiah Gray
– Wheeler
– Houck
– Ray
– Ranger Suarez
– Darvish

Same question as #1, but who is the drop? I know you’re not big on Ranger, but the Phillies matchups ROS are delicious.
– Streaming spot
– ReyLo (I like him, but have no clue what to expect from him ROS)
– Ryu
– Wood
– Espino
– Odorizzi
– Lynch
– Singer

3 – Any general advice for managing during the playoffs?

Thank you as always!

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

Totally agree about not dropping during the bye week. Anything can happen as you said. Excellent advice as always. Thank you, brotha!

Umpy70
Umpy70
11 months ago

urg, should i just drop conforto already? not much on the wire though….except for conner eye joe :o

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Umpy70
11 months ago

i guess aguliar is avail too…

luvdarooks
11 months ago

who to Bench for the week (OBP )

Belt ( 4 lefties) Vaughn ( 5 games) Candelario ( 7 games) or J Duran

thekid2004
thekid2004
11 months ago

12 team OBP/QS

Replacing any of these: Voit, Rosario, Touki

For any of these: Donaldson, Marsh, Sosa

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
11 months ago

Trying to find a third starter for this period in my points league. Would you start Patino today against BOS? The robot does not like it obviously, but it feels like Patino keeps surprising teams. My other option is adding Trevor Williams to face MIA but I would have to drop Reynaldo Lopez.Has it been confirmed that Lopez is back to the bullpen?

Hesh
Hesh
11 months ago

Great advice on Berrios. I had a feeling he’d kill it yesterday, but this week who knows. I’ve been a Mets fan 40 years, and it took Javy Baez 15 minutes in NY to become my least favorite Mets player of all time. I’d say release him, but maybe the team will win 10 in a row just to show the fans! I hate booing, but Piazza got boo’s, Beltran got boo’s, even the nicest man ever to wear a uniform, Curtis Granderson got boo’s. Somehow they all figured it out. Good news for Lindor is if he doesn’t figure it out he only has 9 more years here. Starting OF/DH Tucker, Robert, Garcia, and DH can be Pollack, Crawford or Renfro, who was mashing until unfortunately he had family issue. I’d start Renfro if I thought he’d play enough. Thank you in advance.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Hesh
11 months ago

Curtis Granderson is the nicest man ever to wear a Mets uniform, totally agree

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
11 months ago

I’ve got Willy Adames and Moose, drop Moose for Nicky? weekly h2h with OPS but playoffs start next week and I’m kind of ready to give up on Moose after he got hurt again Saturday. Also wondering if Bobby Witt Jr comes up soon…

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks Fantasy Lothario!

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Man, I’ve got that new Kanye album stuck in my head! Especially that first track, it’s just soooo catchy. Donda! Donnnda Donda donda donda dondadandnadnandaaa

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I didn’t like it, but I really haven’t enjoyed most Kanye releases as of late. I did really like the Daytona collab with Pusha T, maybe he needs to just stick to making beats for other people. I put on College Dropout a couple weeks ago, that still holds up extremely well.

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Going into the week, bumgarner had 6 qs out of last 7 starts and hadn’t given up more than 2 er since he returned from the IL in july. I quickly ended that streak by adding him to my team. He had pit and phi who can’t hit lhp too last week. Guarantee that he’ll pitch well in his next start since I dropped him.

Will
Will
11 months ago

Cease has done exactly what we want to see in a young starting pitcher – get better each season. This year the K’s are there (4th in MLB with 188) and he has gotten the walks under control. And he’s still just 25 years old. He’s gone from a marginal starter to a keeper in my view.

phennore
phennore
11 months ago

Another question for my 14-team 5X5 keeper league. Darvish would be $19 next year. I’m currently in 3rd place with an outside chance to win. Drop Darvish for either Flexin, Ynoa, or even to stream? Thanks,

BAC
BAC
11 months ago

11 team OBP.

Streamonator hates it as you can imagine (-11.2) but are you throwing Tyler Gilbert today home against the slumping Pads?

Need wins and K’s but wins more.

Jeffe
Jeffe
11 months ago

Great stuff! Houck or ranger moving forward towards the playoffs?

Kas
Kas
11 months ago

Morning Grey,

Keibert Ruiz or Travis d’Arnaud ROS?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

Would you drop Matt Chapman and add Jorge Soler, Josh Bell or Adolis Garcia? 10 team H2H category league. Thanks!

Bob
Bob