Jordan Yamamoto (7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.00) is the 1st pitcher to begin a career with back-to-back outings of 7+ scoreless while allowing three or fewer hits in the modern era.  The modern era meaning from 1908, not from 2017 until now when baseballs were filled with helium, which caused Party City stores to close nationwide.  This is exactly what everyone expected when the Marlins called up an 89-MPH fastball that was flame-retardant.  “How fast does he throw?”  A scout recently said to another scout who was holding a speed gun.  “I’ll tell you when the ball passes the plate.”  The scout sticks chew in his mouth, scratches his sweaty armpit, then, finally, “89-ish?  Maybe.  I might’ve just been taking a reading of that bird that flew overhead.”  This goes back to my recently prophesied conspiracy theory that I introduced the other day regarding Zack Greinke.  When everyone is throwing fast, it actually keeps hitters off-balance to throw slow.  The Slow Pitch Theorized Conspiracy for Hardball (SPITCH) is fully realized now that it has an acronym.  If you’re willing to gamble a bit, I could see grabbing Yamamoto in any league to see if he can keep it going. This could also hurt Zac Gallen’s chances of a promotion, and I don’t know who gets bumped for Caleb Smith.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Max Scherzer – Broke his nose attempting to bunt in batting practice. Ugliest nose related news for a pitcher since Jon Niese. The Nats are crushing the previous record of IL days caused from bunts. Maybe Scherzer will wear a protective facial shield and go by Mad Mask.  It’s done all the time in the Mexican Leagues.

Welington Castillo – Hit the IL with a strained oblique.  Ah, now it makes sense why Zack Collins was called up.  Was starting to think the White Sox were as dumb as the Rockies.  The White Sockies?

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  This was his 1st home run in Wrigley.  Sadly, for Cubs fans, he hasn’t hit 11 of his other homers on the road.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and 5th homer in the last ten games.  Schwarber’s been out of Coors for five games, but he’s still ridin’ the Silver Bullet.

Cole Hamels – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.85.  This is anecdotal mumbo jumbo, but doesn’t it seem like the only pitchers who are not getting rocked this year are vet pitchers who know ‘how’ to pitch?

Willie Calhoun – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .367 (in 30 at-bats).  I’ve talked about owning Calhoun on and off for the better part of two decades (it feels like it), and I think this is the 1st time he’s ever done anything while on one of my teams.  It’s a brand new day, Sting!  (I’m saying that to my desk picture of the wrestler, Sting.)

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .178.  I wish someone would get Odor drunk and put a Jose Bautista mask on his face so he wakes up and punches himself.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .204.  Also, in this game, Roberto Perez went 1-for-5, as he hits .238, and he hit his 12th homer.  I mention both of them, because whenever Jo-Ram’s owners see him, they’re reaching for the Ro-Pe.

Oscar Mercado – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 5th and 6th steal, and now has four steals in four games, and he’s hitting .308.  I don’t know either what you’re waiting for.

Jake Bauers – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .236.  He was mentioned yesterday on the podcast as a guy I’m watching closely as a potential breakout for 2020, so now I’ve just totally jinxed him.

Zach Plesac – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.56.  Fun fact!  His last name doubles as someone politely asking him to do them a favor.  Also, five walks scares me and makes my Plesac shrivel like I’m in a cold pool, but the Streamonator loves his next start.

Josh Bell – 1-for-5 and his 20th homer, hitting .319. Has definitely come down to earth like Andrelton Simmons’s family during the holidays, but Bell’s May (.390, 12 HRs) was never sustainable.  Now we find out if his April is sustainable (6 HRs, .289).

Michael Lorenzen – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 4th save and 2nd save in two days, as Raisel worked the 8th for the 2nd day in a row.  Damn, Raisel really must’ve pissed off David Bell.  Bell does seem like he needs a stress test from a good cardiologist the way he gets thrown out of every other game. This is what happens when you question the manager, Raisel, especially when they’re as hotheaded as Bell.  He is so hotheaded, Raisel said that nonsense about him not liking how he was being used a month ago and Bell must’ve been stewing this whole time.  Either way, I grabbed Lorenzen where he was available.

Anthony DeSclafani – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.22.  Of course, he did this on my bench because he was facing the gee-dee Astros.  Sonavabench!

Derek Dietrich – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .235. This was only his 2nd hit in a week.  Almost as long as one of his home run trots.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  He could be flirting with a hot streak.  Or maybe he’s just a Winker.

Jose Altuve – Due back from the IL today.  Insider scoop alert!  Our very own Rudy Gamble was at the Round Rock game on Monday and said Altuve looked rusty.  Happens when you’re below sea level with nowhere to oxidize.

Brandon Nimmo – Shut down completely from baseball activities.  However, Dr. Met said Nimmo is progressing as well as Jed Lowrie, so that’s good news.

Pete Alonso – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Like all great Razzball legends before him, Pete Alonso needs a nickname.  I’m partial to the Eggplant Emoji in Human Form, because he’s so sexy, but I’m open to suggestions.  Please comment below if you have any.

Michael Conforto – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. He was so overdue he was about to give birth to a kindergartner.

Jacob deGrom – 8 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.26.  He won his 4th game.  That’s over three years.  (I kid, but barely.)

Jeff McNeil – 3-for-5, 3 runs and a slam (4) and legs (1), hitting .333.  Much respect to McNeil. I like him, and I know his game isn’t power or speed, but you have to be really committed to the game plan to only have four homers in today’s game.

Julio Teheran – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.40.  The Regression Fairies went in on Teheran, risking their own heads if anyone found out they were the Regression Fairies, and not who they were posing as, just some good ol’ boys talking about Melrose Place reruns.

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer.  Over/under for his 1st injury this year: 17 homers.

Rafael Devers – 3-for-8, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Maybe he could discreetly sneeze on Benintendi to get him going. “You’re Patient Zero, Devers! We need your phlegm!”  That’s me as a mad scientist.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-6, 2 runs and a slam (12) and legs (8).  Mookie Ballgame and 8/9ths of another ballgame!

David Price – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.39 vs. Michael Pineda – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.76.  I was watching this game to see if Price was back after his abomination of a last start, and I ended up coming away with a hankering to take a whack at a piñata.

Byron Buxton – Hit the IL with a wrist contusion. Hopefully he’s fine, and not getting bogged down by all my 2020 hopes and dreams riding on him.  Jake Cave was called up.  At this point, I’m wait-and-seeing with Cave, but Plato’s voicing old sleeper thoughts of Cave.

Khris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer. Also, in this game, Robbie Grossman (1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th homer saying, “The Orioles’ pitching is what’s gross, man!”  Stephen Piscotty (1-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 9th, firing back, “I don’t know,” and Ramon Laureano (4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 11th homer, remaining Ramon Schmotato.

Brett Anderson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  I’d start any pitcher in Oaktown vs. the Orioles, even B.A. Brokeass.

Jonathan Villar – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .246. Member in the preseason Villar was the most overhyped sleeper?  Well, so far he’s got the sleeping part down.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Wow, I can’t believe I just stumbled on the nuclear codes.  These should be kept in a safe place, which makes it odd I’m going to leave them by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Merrill Kelly – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.99.  Sure am glad I started him.  Yup, sure am glad *sees Stop sign but eyes go cross*  Cool, a Pots sign.

Logan Allen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in his 1st start.  It’s easier to pitch in the major leagues than the minors leagues.  Don’t wanna hear different, it just is.  Watching Logan Allen, I had visions of donning a cowboy hat every fifth day and going yee-haw’ing with Chris Paddack. Sigh. Come back, you country music superstar-turned-pitcher! I don’t know if this is a spot start or what for Allen, and I went over him last time, so you can click his name and read about it. He could be worth owning, hard to say where his next start is.

Francisco Mejia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer as he was recalled.  The recalling went like this, “Hey, Austin Hedges sucks, if only we had another catcher…Wait a minute, we do!”  Definitely cyclops’ing Mejia to see if he gets ABs.

Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 27th steal, but left with what might’ve been a tweaked groin.  Okay, guys and five girls, we need to form a prayer octagon and tightly shut our eyes and think good thoughts about Mondesi’s groin.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and third homer in four games and 20th homer in 72 games and oh em gee, Rudy called this one. Should’ve drafted Soler in every league.

Whit Merrifield – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .306.  Fun fact!  Merrifield is what two former, punch drunk boxers think their last name is.  “I’m Merrifield!”  “Nah, man, you’re Holyweather!”  That’s a boxing reunion show being taped.

Yusei Kikuchi – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.15.  Fool me once, shame on Donkey Teeth. Fool me twice, still shame on Donkey Teeth, but I’m not getting fooled again.  This is it for me and Kikuchi.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer.  All right, prepare the landing gear for six days from now, as Pederson lights up the sky with bombs for the next week.

Kole Calhoun – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer and 2nd homer in as many games.  Damn, I went with the Grichuk narrative yesterday of him hitting home runs in bunches but Calhoun likes them in bunches as much as Mr. Chiquita Banana.  Hot schmotato alert!

Tyler Skaggs – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.61.  I’ll admit to be being immediately interested in Skaggs after only one good game in his last *counting* Eight starts?  Okay, I’d like to see a bit more, and the Streamonator doesn’t love his next start.

Ken Giles – Will face hitters on Wednesday.  Jays said Giles is feeling great and please trade for him.

Justin Smoak – Hit the IL with a quad injury.  Jays said, “Just keeping him fresh for his trade with Giles to the Rays.”

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .276, has 18 homers in the last nine games (actually, 4).  No one will pick him up, so Lourdes of the underground will stay underground!  Boom chaka lacka there goes the chief rocka!

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-5, 1 RBI as he led off.  Teams think just because the Mets gave up on someone it makes them great.  Teams could be right.

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .315, and has four homers in four straight games.  It would be so classic 2019 if Maybin was the one to finally beat Mattingly/Griffey Jr. and Dale Long’s record 8-straight home run games.  Only thing that would be more 2019 is if Maybin broke the record, then announced he was running for the Democratic nomination.

Luis Severino – Hopes to start throwing on June 25th or 26th.  His timetable sounds like when I use Amazon Prime.  For what it’s Werth, he’ll need a week of bullpen sessions, a week of simulated games, two weeks of checking my Ring doorbell alerts — wait, that’s Amazon again — then a minor league assignment, so Severino, barring setbacks (!) is still a month away, at least.

Giancarlo Stanton – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL.  I’m just going to remove my pants and sit in this beanbag I’ve pasted Giancarlo’s face onto and let my ‘husband’ envelop me.  You know you can’t spell envelop without “elope NV,” which is why I’m sitting in this beanbag outside a courthouse in Vegas.  Giancarlo, you big sexy lump of love, welcome back!  Now hit 45 homers in three-plus months.

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William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

The injury bug has hit HARD – last night lost Mondesi and now tonight Story is taken out after a slide trying to stretch a single into a double

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

Maybin has homered in 4 straight games.

If he starts stealing bases again, I’m going to have to grab him. Does he get ABs when the Billionaires are completely healthy?

My OF is pretty stacked with Acuña, Eeeee-loy, Robles, Trout, and Upton. Kingery is my U since I have his other spots filled with studs, too.

Moran and Bader are on my bench.

Cooper, Maybin, Holt, Teoscar, FormerlyFatMattAdams, Ji-Man, Sogard, DeShields, and Kemp are available.

Anything I should do there?

Also, random Catcher question. I have Mitch Garver, Male Prostitute and Vazquez (14-team 2-Catcher OBP league…UGH) so I’m surprised to still see Brian McCann out there…also see Chance Sisco, Flowers, Casali, Pina, and Kevan Smith.

Any upgrades there?

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
3 years ago

Could we combine a couple ideas and go with Hairline Allgoneso?

Trickrey
Trickrey
3 years ago

Was just offered Giancarlo for my Freddie Freeman in a 12 tm 5×5 OBP league. Who would you prefer? I’d be able to slide in Pete Alonso in at 1b. In 1st place right now so not sure if I should rock the boat, but 2nd place did just make a trade to get Mike Trout.

Lineup
C – Alfaro
1b – Freeman (Alonso would replace)
2b – Moncada
3b – Kris Bryant
SS – Mondesi
OF – Betts, Soto, Dahl (Giancarlo would replace Dahl)
Util – Pete Alonso
Bench – Jose Ramirez, Eloy (One of these two or Dahl would then be Util)

Trickrey
Trickrey
Reply to  Trickrey
3 years ago

Not sure if you are still answering stuff today. If so, you are a true saint. If not, will report tomorrow.

Thanks!

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

Hoskins or Ozuna in a std roto redraft?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

It was nice knowing you Lester – not shallow league worthy

Sandman
Sandman
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

Do you make any changes ?

My players:
-Michael Conforto
-Matt Olson
-Howie Kendrick

Waiver wire:
-Oscar Mercado
-Ian Desmond
-L. Gurriel

Thank you!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

When you want to complain about Giolito but your opponent has benched Dozier and Dom Santana.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
3 years ago

for deep leagues TB/SEA lately are going with 2 catchers a LOT of the time, and both backups had been hitting quite well, our old buddy jerked around for many years by COL murphy and the other guy jerked around by his own injuries DTD arnaud AND TB is leading off DTD arnaud. also r.perez now plays almost everyday for the more lazy set that doesn’t want to have to change a guy every day.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
3 years ago

Drop one for Gallen?

Matz
Framber
Pivetta

Thanks in advance!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
3 years ago

Grey,

Can you rank the following in a keeper league?

Hoskins, Bryant, Benintendi

Thanks,
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks!

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Framber or Skaggs in a qs league?

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Paddock starting in Pitt Saturday
Worth picking up and starting?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
3 years ago

Once L. Urias is up, will you prefer him or Biggio in a points league?

Teacher Man
Teacher Man
3 years ago

Hey, Grey.

I was offered Gary Sanchez for my Buehler in our 10 team HH ops, k’s, and QS league. Think I should accept, assuming that WB might be limited at some point? Sanchez is tempting. And kinda hot? Ok, maybe not, but definitely tempting.

Thanks,

TM

Teacher Man
Teacher Man
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Word. Thanks.

RobW
RobW
3 years ago

Is Goldschmidt a buy low? Or is he performing just where he is expected to?

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
3 years ago

16 teamer with QS. just lost pab lop. only 4 moves a week so can’t daily stream here, SON doesn’t particularly love any of these (except kikuchi vs BAL upcoming):
kikuchi vs BAL (24.1)
homer vs MIN (-6.4)
s.anderson @ ARI (-4.2)
yarbrough @ OAK (-2.5)
black sab vs TOR(first day i didn’t stream him in while in deeper than here leagues and he finally does well today, 6.8)

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

kikuchi really is the asian mikolas (from asia, not just went there for a while), but worse lately.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Winker or V.Robles ros?

Jedi
Jedi
3 years ago

Grey,

Can’t believe I’m seriously contemplating this, but:
Add Kepler (#1 ranking in the last month, #34 for the season) and drop Conforto (#156 on the season) or Benintendi (#251 on the season)?

Thanks!

Jedi
Jedi
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Is it worth having him as a bench bat and going down to 6 SPS and a streamer? (Currently have no bench bats… usually like to trim the fat)

Thanks!

Jedi
Jedi
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

NM then.
Meadows or J Bell would be the other players I could drop for Kepler. I’m assuming that’s a big “meh” for them too. ? .. ?

Thanks!

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
3 years ago

I wish we could just call him Clegane and everyone would know it’s Pete Alonso lol

He’s definitely a House Clegane descendant

ugh. my bad on double-post

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Was offered F. Whitley for A. Reyes… I guess I should take it?

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Honestly, I can’t say I even understand the trade. I don’t know what to make of either one.

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hoskins or Ozuna in a std roto redraft?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

10T 5×5 daily redraft

Better OF reserve, D Santana, Robles, Choo or Desmond?

Thanks

RobW
RobW
3 years ago

Which side would you take?

Snell or Ketel Marte? Roto league keeper.

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  RobW
3 years ago

I wish we could just call him Clegane and everyone would know it’s Pete Alonso lol

He’s definitely a House Clegane descendant

stevie
stevie
3 years ago

David Dahl for Jose Berrios?

sturock578
sturock578
Reply to  stevie
3 years ago

I have Dahl and would take Berrios in a second for him.

sturock578
sturock578
3 years ago

I have Hunter Dozier coming back off the DL and need to decide between him and Senzel. My initial thought was Dozier easily but trade analyzer weighs heavily in Senzel’s favor with better stats projected across the board, by like $13. What do you think?

dau
dau
3 years ago

Pete beyond meat.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
3 years ago

12 team OBP roto redraft

Gotta drop Marwin. Steals, runs and OBP are the needs.

Please rank the top 3 of these waiver wire 2Bs:

Chavis, Fletcher, Bote, Danny Santana, Moran, Newman, Gurriel, Addison Russell, Howie Kendrick

Thanks in advance.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Smell to the DL in 3,2…1

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

Not a typo

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m going with Pete Poker. Kind of like Kid Poker, except all he does it hit HRs.

There’s another Poke from Pete Poker.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Fine then go with Beefy Pete

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Salamso!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey Meat!

Ron swanson
Ron swanson
3 years ago

Which deal should I take below? If its deal number 2, should i give up ryu or bauer?

1. I give up Bauer for Ozuna

2. I give up Ryu/Bauer and DeJong for Story

Ostyle15
Ostyle15
3 years ago

Yamamoto or Gallen? Who ya got?

Keeks
Keeks
3 years ago

Pete Agonezo

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

That’s what I’m saying!….why it can’t be something like this. Too obvious, with all of the gonzo, longball, bombso, dingo, dongo, chitty chitty bang bang variations. Pete Beef!

EnglishMetsFan
EnglishMetsFan
3 years ago

Peter Solong-oh!

CP
CP
3 years ago

assuming both stay in the marlins rotation for a bit with lopez to dl, who do you like more between hernandez and yamamoto?

dmax04
dmax04
3 years ago

Points league bench depth:

Skaggs or Gallen?

baby seal
baby seal
3 years ago

G!

My friend made a MEGA trade in H2H 12 team 5×5. Both teams towards bottom of pack. Can give a little more team context if you’d like…

Team 1 trades:
– Mookie, Nola, Vlad, Yates, Brantley

Team 2 trades:
– S Marte, Dallas, Chirinos, Merrifield, JD

Which side do you prefer?

Thanks!
Seal

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Side that gets Mookie, right? Agree, think he got fleeced.

Fabsy
Fabsy
3 years ago

Looking to upgrade my starting pitching.

Rank: Paxton, Bieber, G. Marquez

Moe Spaghetti
Moe Spaghetti
3 years ago

The Mets were up 10-0 going into the bottom of the 9th. deGrom was over 100 pitches through 8 scoreless innings. Why did they bring him out for the 9th?

Obviously, you don’t know. I just needed to express my outrage, because he gave up 2 unnecessary HR in the 9th.

The guy has been on the IL this year with an elbow issue. It would have made for sense to have literally any player on their roster try to record the last three outs. Adeiny Hechavarria would have been a fine choice.

Hothands
Hothands
3 years ago

In a standard 12-team, would you want Peralta (not so hot right now, but better $ projection) or Brian Anderson (hotter right now, worse ROS $ value)? I know Peralta has the better $ value, but do you see anything there that would make you wary and instead want to ride the hot hand instead? I’ve been weak on OF and could use someone stable.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

LaStella or Moran?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
3 years ago

Unreal recap Grey!

Recently flipped Bell for Alonso thanks to your advice and loving last nights game. Pete Along’s Balls?

I have huge bench bats and was offered my Bryant for his Snell and an upgrade draft pick. Was about to accept and watched Snell absolutely melt down. Is this just a blip in yankee stadium or are you at all concerned? Should I take the trade or just stream pitching and avoid trading for Snell?

Thanks,
LG

Blaster
Blaster
3 years ago

Now own Eflin, Plesac, and Gallen
Just Zac(h)ing all over these fools.

S-K
S-K
3 years ago

I only have space to play 3 out of these 5 guys. Who’s on the bench for you? OBP league, with OBP/TB/SLG and no BA, so sluggers get extra bonuses.
Goldschmidt, EE, Soto, Hoskins, Yordano

schloofy
schloofy
3 years ago

Alonso Bald?

Have you seen dude’s hairline? I can relate.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Here’s to hoping Zac Gallen being more like Walker Buehler and less Jose Berrios in his first action in the big leagues

SallyCips
SallyCips
3 years ago

Heya!

This morning I was offered Kershaw for Voit. I have a good offense, but in a vacuum, good offer?

Cory Rowe
Cory Rowe
3 years ago

10T H2H 6×6(Keeper Cost for next year with $120 keeper cap)

Give: Plesac($0), Gallen($0), Swanson$(2), Biggio ($2)

Get: Thor($44), MadBum($13), Gurriel Jr($4)

Thoughts almighty Grey?

prey879
prey879
3 years ago

I was offered Mike Soroka for my Jose Ramirez. I could use pitching but not sure getting involved in a 3-way between Soroka and Regression fairies is the way to go.

5×5 QS and OBP league

galica
galica
3 years ago

Grey!!

Well, at least with that the book on Snell is closed for the afternoon. His pitching line…

0.3333 INN
6 ER
2 H (including Sanchez HR, a 3-run shot)
4 BB

My question? Did he warm at ALL before the start? Couldn’t find the strike zone was behind every single batter, was 3-0 to Sanchez before delivering the meatball. Of course, Poche had to come in with 3 men on and screw the pooch – hah! Poche screwed the pooch.

Btw, start Strahm tonight? Somehow he was on the waiver wire and I added him. SON like 8.9$ last time I checked. You?

Cheers,
Ante

galica
galica
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Grey!

Thanks, man. Am starting him.

Started Snell this week in one H2H matchup, fortunately I have a sizeable lead and like 50% of my opponent’s team in that matchup are on the IL. So, yeah dodged a bullet there.

On Snell, one should…

1. Never draft a pitcher in the first 4 picks
2. Never draft a pitcher who just signed up a mega contract extension.
3. Always draft the pitcher who is in the FINAL year of his contract

Right?

Cheers,
Ante

YC
YC
3 years ago

Hey Grey – Soler is maybe the oddest guy in terms of ownership. In ESPN he’s in the low 30%s. A lot of it, I think, has to do with their player rater algorithms. I own both him and Arenado. Over the last 30 days ESPN is showing Arenado as almost twice the player yet Soler’s counting stats are actually better than Arenado’s. The big difference, of course, is BA where Arenado is +125 points. ESPN I’m almost certain heavily weights Steals but I think they do BA as well. It’s almost as if the worst player to be is a non-steal low BA guy- which of course Soler is. A guy with that much name recognition- i can’t see any other reason why no one is picking him up. Makes no sense.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. $129 out of $250 FAAB remaining. how much we throwing at Gallen? thank you!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: yup, zero dollar bids are allowed….thank you!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: perfect, thanks. Surpised Rudy hasnt developed a FAAB-O-Nator bot yet…..

negatto
negatto
3 years ago

One more, which side:

Bell or Goldy/Gallen?

Kluber Lang
Kluber Lang
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 ROTO with OPS and QS instead of wins

Grey, Willie Calhoun is currently on my DL and can’t get him off without dropping someone else. AND, I have Caleb smith coming back, meaning I need to drop someone to activate him as well.

Which two from the below need to go?

Current Outfield:
Corey Dickerson
Adam Jones
Jorge Soler
Kole Calhoun

My weaker Pitchers:
Spencer Turnbull
Pablo Lopez
Jose Quintana
Nick Pivetta

Thanks!

Kluber Lang
Kluber Lang
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Alright then, Mr. Albright! I appreciate the advice as always!

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

My great pitching continues.

Snell. 1/3 IP, 4BBs, 3ERA. Probably more. Bases loaded and pulled

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Where do I submit my Hurt Feelings Report?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

I’m in a 15 team roto with QS instead of W and pitching is tough to acquire – I just lost Pablo Lopez for what sounds like will be a significant stretch – please rank the following options as replacements:

– Dylan Cease
– Logan Allen
– Jordan Yamamoto
– Cal Quantrill

Not exciting I know but trying to catch lightning in a bottle – thanks Grey!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Hey Grey – one last trade for ya! Keeper league, but looking for 2019 production mainly:

$13 Devers + $1 McNeil

or

$21 Rhys + $35 Nola

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thanks!

JP
JP
3 years ago

Thoughts on Aaron Hicks, great lineup and feel like the potential is high, but he’s been pretty bad thus far….keep or drop him for another bat? Specially, trying to decide which 2 of this group to keep?

H. Dozier, W. Calhoun, Mercado, Hicks?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
3 years ago

Jumping onto the Gallen question train. How long of a leash do you think he’ll for staying up? Just trying to gauge how much money spend to try to get him.

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

Who do you like most in a redraft 12 tm 5×5 QS league: Lucchessi, Peacock, Framber

starz31
starz31
3 years ago

Alonso already goes by the Polar Bear.

Did you know each HR he hits reduces arctic ice melt by — haha who am I kidding the earth is flat and science isn’t real.

HappyJax
HappyJax
3 years ago

Alfaro or Murphy? 12-team H2H cats. Thx.

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
3 years ago

12 team, 6×6 OPS + QS

Bregman, Mallex, Flaherty

Soto, Ketel, Musgrove

Which side?

negatto
negatto
3 years ago

Which side: Trea or Segura/Gallen?

Alan Ladd
Alan Ladd
3 years ago

Hi Grey,
I’m thinking about grabbing Tom Murphy in my league. I currently have J Lucroy, and Chance Sisco.
I am in a paid weekly 12 team CBS points league. Strikeouts don’t matter.
Murphy was just started as DH last night, so he might be getting more at bats moving forward. Should I drop either of these guys?
Thoughts?

avogt555
avogt555
3 years ago

Which side: Ryu and Soroka Or G cole

Alan Ladd
Alan Ladd
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

I’m thinking about grabbing Tom Murphy in my league. I currently have J Lucroy, and Chance Sisco.
I am in a paid weekly 12 team CBS points league. Strikeouts don’t matter.
Murphy was just started as DH last night, so he might be getting more at bats moving forward. Should I drop either of these guys?
Thoughts?

Alan Ladd
Alan Ladd
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

I’m thinking about grabbing Tom Murphy in my league. I currently have J Lucroy, and Chance Sisco.
I am in a paid weekly 12 team CBS points league. Strikeouts don’t matter.
Murphy was just started as DH last night, so he might be getting more at bats moving forward.
Thoughts?

RICE
RICE
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

Need to DROP either Kingery or Domingo (streaming bench bat).

Thanks!

MarvPesos
marv
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

I’ve got an open roster Spot and I was leaning SP (but could go either way). From the wire (below) is there anybody worth rostering to help right now? Was originally going to grab Fiers but he was snatched up.

Basically, if theres no real help right now then I could elect to go for eventual upside (Cease)

WAIVER:

HIT – J. Soler K. Schwarber, A. Cabrera, D. Fletcher, G. Cooper, J. Bradley Jr., M. Cabrera, B. Reynolds, R. Laureano, J. Bauers

SP- J. Vargas, A. Alzolay, M. Kelly, S. Alcantara, T. Richards, M. Perez, D. Cease (NA), C. Mize (NA), M. Kelly, J. Vargas (INJ), A. Sampson,

RP – S. Greene, I. Kennedy, H. Robles, L. Jackson, M. Barnes, J. Leclerc, S. Romo, S. Kelley

My team:
C – W. Ramos
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – K. Marte
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – J. Polanco
CI – A. Rizzo
MI – T. Turner
LF – J.D. Martinez
CF – C. Yelich
RF – D. Santana
Util – C. Blackmon
BN – T. La Stella
BN – C. Santana
BN – L. Urias (NA)
DL – H. Dozier (10-DL)

SP – J. Paxton
SP – J. Verlander
SP – W. Buehler
RP – K. Jansen (RP)
RP – J. Hader (RP)
P – K. Gibson
P – A. Heaney
BN – Z. Gallen
DL – K. Giles (RP)
DL – C. Kluber (10-DL)

Thanks bud
Marv

James
3 years ago

Drop Soroka or Valdez or Jose Ramirez for Gallen?

sal
sal
3 years ago

do you like heany tonight against the jays?

Coolwhip
3 years ago

Pete Alonso more like Balls Gonzo, amirite?

Peter always hits… *sunglasses on* balls deep… *yeahhhhhhhhhhhh*

negatto
negatto
3 years ago

Just looking for some input from the board on what type of player Gallen may fetch before he throws his first pitch.

I know its kind of subjective based on the league, but how good do we think this kid is going to be?

Jubakka
Jubakka
3 years ago

Gallen is starting thursday for miami. Good thing i had him stashed and will until caleb gets back.

Chucky
Chucky
3 years ago

In light of Pablo’s shoulder and the Gallen call up, wise to drop Pablo to pick up the other Miami SP, Hernandez?

Mondesi OBP
Mondesi OBP
3 years ago

I love Mondesi. Got him in the 4th round and he is a big reason for my success. Every time I follow his at bats on the MLB app, though, I have the same response every time i see a green ball on the screen; “Damn I cant believe he took a pitch”

ryanoger
ryanoger
3 years ago

10 team

Drop Ed Rod, or Mad Bum for Jordan Yamamoto?

thanks amigo

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Rare daily start/sit question from me-
Sit one:
Ohtani @TOR (Sanchez)
Upton (same matchup)
Khrush Davis BAL (Ynoa)
Laureano (same matchup)
Pham @NYY (Sabathia)
Marte DET (JZimmerman)

Quit Yo Pitchin
Quit Yo Pitchin
3 years ago

Grey, (and DT)

League: H2H 5×5 categories 10 Teams Keeper League

Currently in 1st place (10-1) and I owe alot of it to following you and your advice!
Thanks in advance you and your guys are the best!!

My Team:
C: W. Contreras
1B: P. Alonso
2B: M. Moustakas
3B: R. Devers
SS: A. Mondesi
2B/SS: T. Turner
1B/3B: M. Olson
OF: C. Blackmon
OF: R. Hoskins
OF: A. Meadows
OF: Y. Alvarez
UTIL: A. Hicks
Bench: D. Swanson
Bench: V. Robles
Bench: M. Chavis
Bench: G. Cooper
IL: M. Haniger

SP: T. Bauer, Z. Wheeler, L. Giolito, M. Soroka, L. Lynn, P. Lopez, Y. Chirinos and F. Valdez
RP: S. Doolittle and K. Yates
IL: C. Smith
IL: T. Glasnow

1. Drop either V. Robles or A. Hicks for R.Laureano or stash L. Urias?

Better prospect to stash as a keeper Biggio or Bichette for this year/and or next?

2. Drop any of my pitchers for M. Stahm, G. Canning, J. Luzardo, J. Yamamoto or L. Allen ROS?
2(a) Prospect D. Cease is also available to stash for any of my current SP’s.

Thank you as always much appreciated!

Quit Yo Pitchin
Quit Yo Pitchin
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
3 years ago

Please rank these starters for a 12-team H2H…Bundy, Anibal Sanchez, Gallen. Thanks!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
3 years ago

What up boo, long time no talk…just been busy with life but still checking in….I couldn’t pass up some names for my boy Stiff Peter…

Wife Peter
Meat Peter
Ball Peter
Hope all is well brother!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

LOL…All good over here man…different year same shit with my Mets….you still holding out hope on Deshizz lol

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

I literally dropped ZGallen this morning in my 14 teamer. I’m sad.

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Y. Chirinos for O. Mercado? Fair deal?

RotoSlayer
RotoSlayer
3 years ago

I just want to give a shout out to my home boy Alex Bregman!

dustyfingers
dustyfingers
3 years ago

Can Willie Calhoun stick around this time? Garret Cooper a better ROS option?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Do I drop Kyle Hendricks for Zac Gallen?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Well, looks like I’m gonna have to replace Hendricks in our DC with Yamamoto. They profile kinda similarly so the timing of Hendricks going down is an interesting coincidence.

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

drop Dtrahm or Ed-Rod for Gallen or hold?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 years ago

Wow, Gallen getting the call…

Who would you drop on my current roster to make room:

c.: Realmuto
1b: Alonso
2b: Muncy
3b: Kingery
ss: Bogaerts
if: Machado
of: Trout, Avisail Garcia, Y. Alvarez
utl: Ohtani
bn: H. Dozier, Pederson
DL: Gallo*

sp: Clevinger, Nola, Kershaw, Lucchesi, Woodruff, Heaney, Paddack, C. Smith, Strahm
rp: Treinen, Lecleric, Parker, L. Jackson
DL: Giles, Taillon*

*max of 3 players on DL

Drop Strahm and his start today for Gallen?