(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY THIS WEEK ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $10/MONTH)

This week, instead of going to the 7-day Player Rater, and just grabbing guys who have been hot, I’m going to let the computer pick. “Siri, being a computer, you’re smarter than me, so I don’t even have to say what I’m going to ask for, right? You must know.”
“I do know, Grey. There are fifteen Etsy sellers who make full-body pillows in the shape and spirit of Giancarlo Stanton. Would you like me to purchase one for you?”
“Uhh…Haha, no. Please grab me the top pickup in fantasy baseball, Siri.”
“At 2% rostered, Jose Siri is the top Siri in fantasy baseball.”
“Okay, Siri, great, but are you giving me Siri because he’s a Siri and you’re a Siri? I don’t need a Siri, per se.”
“Excuse me, but you are the one who asked me.”
“I’m asking you, Siri, but not for a Siri.”
“Have you tried Alexa?”
“Fine, Siri! Give me Jose Siri.”
“Are you sure? I could just give you that seller’s information about the full-body pillow.”
“Siri, are you playing games with me?”
“No, of course not. Though, Jose Siri would love to play games with you. He’s toolsy as all get-out. Capable of big-time power, speed and has been playing a lot for Kevin Cash. Of course, you can’t ever expect Kevin Cash to play a guy every day. Would you like me to find a way to replace Kevin Cash?”
“What? No! …But, if you were, how traceable is it?”
“There’s just one replacement in your area named Joe Maddon.”
“No! Let’s go back to full-body pillows. Just to, ya know, browse.” Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Cal Raleigh – *wearing a giant ten-gallon hat that has Cal Raleigh sculpted out of leather, rising from the middle of the hat* This is my Raleigh cap.

Cavan Biggio – Was thisclose to making Cavan Biggio my lede this week, but, while Siri will have some playing time concerns, Biggio isn’t even penciled into the Jays’ lineup as a starter, if Espinal is healthy. “I took all those baseballs off my padded forearm to put your through baseball camp and this is how you repay me?” That’s Craig Biggio.

Michael Toglia – Every time I see this guy’s name I’m reminded of all the past Rockies prospects who have successfully emerged to be superstars, like…Well, let me start by saying it’s been nine years and he’s now playing on the Cards.

Triston Casas – Already gave you a Triston Casas fantasy. It was written on the brown paper bag I was wearing on my head.

Joey Meneses – Already gave you my Joey Meneses fantasy, and, if I’m being honest, I didn’t think his schmotatoness would’ve lasted this long, but, for the first time ever, I’m glad to report this Meneses is never-ending.

Keston Hiura – Already gave you my Keston Hiura fantasy. It was prolly my most well-thought-out buy of the year, which is to say, he’s kinda sucked since then, but I do still have faith. Might be more of a 2023 buy, then this year.

Romy Gonzalez – Being real with you, I had to do a google to find out about Romy. Found out he went to a high school reunion with Michelle and he has solid power and speed, and hit .198 in Triple-A, so there’s that.

Luis Garcia – The Rocky III of Luis Garcias is going to be a star at some point, but this isn’t about next year — though, I am tempted to think of him as a 2023 sleeper — and this year he’s been hot recently. And not hot as in mad, though he is sick of getting some pitcher’s mail from Houston.

Spencer Steer – In 45 games of High-A, he hit 10 HRs; in 65 games of Double-A, he hit 14 HRs; in 48 games of Triple-A, he hit 12 homers. He’s barely topped 18% strikeout rate in the minors, so not bad with the bat, in general. All of this is to point out how screwed up MLB teams are with their prospects, because Steer’s been in the minors for four years and is about to turn 25. Every team should be the Braves with their prospects; yet, every team is much closer to the Reds.

Luis Rengifo – Brief glimpse into the Buy/Sell process. All guys are rostered in less than 50% of leagues, but I try to give you guys for each size league. Rengifo is clearly rostered in most competitive leagues of 12-team or deeper, but, for whatever reason, he’s available in 85% of ESPN leagues. To quote Dr. Hibbert, “Well, I couldn’t possibly solve this mystery. Could you?”

Eduardo Escobar – Here’s the deal given to you nice and simple like Minnie Pearl would’ve wanted: In most leagues, a guy like Escobar will be way more boring than a guy like Gunnar, Siri, Steer or countless others, but also way more valuable.

Kyle Farmer – As I said this morning, he’s hoeing for schmotatoes. What’s your excuse with those short shorts?

CJ Abrams – This is random, but I’m excited to see what CJ Abrams’s projections are for next year. Okay, all projections, but him, specifically, because he’s so highly touted as a prospect, I wouldn’t be shocked to see his projections be so crazy good, that he zooms up ADP.

Oswald Peraza – Something Bdon quotes on a lot on the podcast, that I don’t mention nearly enough, but we have projections for every single rookie, based on a full season. With that said (Grey’s not doing a 180, but more adding onto his thought), Peraza’s projections are solid.

Elvis Andrus – Usually a Zombino rises from the ashes of burnt hot dogs and discarded Crackerjack prizes to hit home runs, but Zombino Elvis has been doing it all while shooting out any TVs showing his past two years of highlights on the Rangers and A’s.

Nate Eaton – I’m sorry, but is this guy’s name really Nate Eaton? No one in the maternity ward tried to stop his parents by pointing out, “You sure? Because that sounds a lot like Ate Eatin’.” Any hoo! He’s been playing, and has steals-potential.

Josh Jung – Just gave you a Josh Jung fantasy. It was written while dancing on a dance floor where the squares would light up.

Jake McCarthy – Oh my God, McCarthy! You are doing such a spot-on Myles Straw 2021 impression! Damn, that’s good!

Lewis Brinson – Just gave you my Lewis Brinson fantasy. I wrote it while going “whee” down a water slide.

A.J. Pollock – Another Zombino on the White Sox? Is there enough oxygen for two Zombinos on one team?! They don’t need oxygen?! They only need pitchers’ brain custard?! Ahhh!

Lane Thomas – Went to look at my Lane Thomas sleeper to see how far off I was on my projections, and… *cackles for fifteen minutes* …a little bit off, yeah.

Tyrone Taylor – “If you find a Tyroni that is right for you, make it official…” That’s Bobby Brown seeing Tyrone Taylor is hot this week.

TJ Friedl – TJIF! Thank Jah it’s Friedl!

Seth Brown – If it’s Brown, flush it down. If it’s Seth Brown, keep it around!

Adrian Houser – I don’t really trust Houser, but it was hard for me to find a decent streamer for this weekend, so this is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to Popeye’s.

Trevor Rogers – Again, I couldn’t find a single decent streamer for the weekend, so had to stretch to Monday, and Rogers is a Streamonator call. “The Pioneer Woman said ‘Friendship is a good biscuit,’ so I was wondering do you wanna share a biscuit with what a teenager called a giant metal trash can?”

Jimmy Herget – Rengifo is the top Angels guy, who has come from obscurity to get on my radar for 2023; Herget is number two. Maybe the Angels go out and get a closer, but just maybe he rides his slider to becoming the odds-on favorite for 25 saves next year in The OC. I’m intrigued, y’all!

Pete Fairbanks – Jimmy Juneau, Alan Anchorage and Luis Norte-Pole taking Ls this week, as Pete Fairbanks emerges as the top player named after an Alaskan city, and best bet for Rays’ saves.

John Schreiber – “Is Schreiber the Red Sox closer?” Grey asks into the pond, waiting for his reflection to answer back. Finally, his reflection says, “You have tomato sauce on your chin.”

SELL

Ketel Marte – He’s on pace for 20/8/.250, if the Dbags get into an extra innings game that goes 780 innings, and Marte gets an extra 350 ABs, and leaves around the 175th inning, but sneaks back around the 354th inning with a paste-on mustache, and calls himself Ketel Mysterio. Then, by the 471st inning, they realize it’s Ketel Marte and decide that it’s okay that he snuck back on the field, because he needed to sleep, since the game has been going for 86 days, and they tack the stats accrued by Mysterio onto Marte’s statline. If that doesn’t happen, Marte and not Mysterio is going to end the year with around 15/6/.250 and, boy, does that suck.

Josh Bell – If I had giant pants-grapes, I’d tell you to drop Juan Soto, but since I have little kumquats, I turn my attention to Josh Bell. His 2nd half numbers are so hilariously bad that I’m not sure you can find anyone else who’s been worse. Padres thought they were getting better at the trade deadline, but Luke Voit would’ve been much better. (No, I didn’t say even Eric Hosmer would be better. Let’s not get silly with ourselves.) Josh Bell was a .311 hitter in the 1st half, and if you thought he was really a .250 hitter, well, so did the universe as a tsunami of regression sweeps through his numbers. If it’s a keeper, I wouldn’t trade Bell for a tofu chalupa — a tofupa — but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
4 months ago

12 teamer h2h. OBP over AVG, total bases added, QS added.
C varsho
1B alonso
2B gleyber (SS)
SS cruise missle
3B witt (SS)
OF (3): stanton (neato he’s back from his “injury” or whatever that was, was in lineup for about 2 weeks before being back), acuna (this guy, man, if anything i’d think he’d have lost steals, not HR’s with this clearly still there injury, I shouldn’t be using 1st round picks on injured guys, i’ll finally learn that one day), tucker
util (3): miranda (1B/3B), naylor (1B/OF), mateo (2B/SS/OF)
BN (large benches in this league): happ, 54 buck steak
IR: t.anderson (stashed after somebody dropped him, only 5 IR’s here)
SP: voth (yes he’s better than almost any FA SP’s), cobb, berrios, fried, carrasco, d-petes (NYM), javier (somebody hilariously dropped him early in year, still clearly was going to start at some point), suarez, falter, roansy, minor (SON loves it, streamer i added just now with lauer out)
IR: lauer, j.gray (TEX), eovaldi, b.garrett
NA (1): l.varland (can’t think of anybody else that might be up to stash, and MIN needs SP’s badly, be pretty silly if he doesn’t come back up).

somebody for some crazy reason dropped the easily best hitter of the last 14 and 30 days (for this league’s player rater for our settings anyway) the cycle man (meneses, and why has nobody come up with that joke with his name being that similar). drop naylor or somebody else hitter for him? holding waivers (5th) in redraft leagues with playoffs starting tomorrow seems silly.

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

oh and these RP’s, all can be played daily (unless i have a whole bunch of SP’s at same time). saves only here. puk, schreiber, whitlock, kimbrel, doval, floro. as can see i tend to beat opp’s to new closers (could drop puk for barnes to completely lock up BOS now that it went schreiber/whitlock/barnes tonight)

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Playoffs start

1) Only room for 1 – L.Thomas. Acuna, O’Neill

2) Please drop 1 – Brown, May, Sandoval

Always big THANKS!!

Trey
Trey
4 months ago

Need a SP for my final slot this week. Can I trust Jeffrey Springs to get normal starts the rest of the way? He was pulled after 3 IP/39 pitches/0 ER in his last start. Rays doing Rays things.

Is David Peterson a better option than Springs this week? Or is he even more of a risk since Scherzer may return this week?

Mczero1960
Mczero1960
4 months ago

Would you play Carroll over Vaughn?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Cut one. Cueto or Brady Singer?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 months ago

Afternoon & happy Sunday!

I’m looking ahead to streaming for tomorrow’s slate & Mike Minor’s start v. PIT staring at me.

you dropping anyone for him? Roster below (yes, I know i have like 2-3 too many bench bats):

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

RP: Hader, Bautista, Montero

Thanks in advance

I am a Freeman
I am a Freeman
4 months ago

Are you starting Snell at AZ next week?

Any chance Robert has any value this year?

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Taylor Rogers (Min) or Pete Franklin?

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Pete Franklin has been amazing lately!

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I was just messing with him because Pete Franklin isn’t a real person haha

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 months ago

Albert should never have left St Louis, really.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Need to cut one – Sandoval; May; or Peterson?

Jon
Jon
4 months ago

Looking to next year (team is about to be eliminated in the playoffs — sad face).

Which 1B is worth the cost? Abreu $33 vs Bell $26

Which 3B? Arenado $44 vs Bregman $31

Which two among these cheap OF? Kirilloff $6, Happ $4, Hays $4, Grisham $4, Thomas $4

Thanks!

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
4 months ago

Carrasco,Luzardo,Snell,Giolito,Singer and Trevor Rogers? Which three for ROS? Thanks!

smokie
smokie
4 months ago

Friedl or Estrada?

Ben
Ben
4 months ago

I have Wisdom coming back with 1B/3B eligibility. In theory Albies will be back soon too.

Who are the top three drops, assuming I have positional flexibility, of:

Renfigo, Ketel, Hoerner, O’Neill, Ward, Kwan, Wisdom, Mountcastle

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks!

Norbs
Norbs
4 months ago

Hey Grey! In a 10-team weekly H2H league with OPS as an extra category, would you:

A. Drop Wong for India or Rengifo?
B. Sit Drury for the upcoming week (out for a concussion for a few more days?) and add Rengifo or Sosa? Wouldn’t need to lose anyone valuable

Thanks – always appreciate your wit and wisdom!

c762062790
c762062790
4 months ago

Do you feel comfortable starting T Walker at Miami and vs Pitt and H Brown at Det and vs Oak?

c762062790
c762062790
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Do you have a preference?

c762062790
c762062790
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks

Saint
Saint
4 months ago

Hello Grey,

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Daily Redraft

I’m enjoying my first round bye in part to your pre season rankings, rookie and sleeper write ups, and weekly advise to my inquiries. Thank you so much!

I have 2 remaining weekly moves available this week which need to be used tomorrow morning. I will have 3 to use next week. My opponent next week appears to be a squad that has punted RP’s, however has the best overall offense. I currently roster the following:

C Melendez 
1B Freeman
2B Giminez
SS Bichette 
3B Witt Jr.
OF Teoscar 
OF McCarthy
OF H. Ramirez 
UT Walker
BE Rojas SS-2B-3B-OF

SP Cease
SP Framber 
SP Strider
SP Morton 
SP T. Anderson 
SP Sandoval 
SP Luzardo
SP Cobb
SP Detmers
SP Lauer 

RP Helsley 
RP Gallegos 

The following hot bats are on the wire:

Friedl (9) games, Carroll 7, Andrus 6, O. Gonzalez 8, O. Cruz 8, Escobar 7

It’s not necessary that I make any moves, but your thoughts again would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks 

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Was thinking Gallegos as well. Thought you might mention Lauer as a potential drop. Not sure if he will start this week with his elbow issue, but wouldn’t want to advance and then have him be picked up for the following week and bite me. Your thoughts?

Cohen
Cohen
4 months ago

Bench bat
Friedl or Andujar?

Michael B
Michael B
4 months ago

Whats with the Luis Robert hate lately? He’s dtd and not even IL and people are talking about dropping him? He’s surely not a waiver player if healthy right?

Cohen
Cohen
4 months ago

Please pick top 2 streamers? Im figuring Stripling is one. If there are two please pick them.

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Cohen
4 months ago

Berrios home vs Tampa
Ryan home vs Sea
Kopech home vs Col
Stripling home vs Tampa

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 months ago

Hi Grey…I have 12 team pitching staff that is Burnes,Nola,Giolito, Strider,Snell, Singer,and Edward Cabrera. Anybody there you would drop to bring Trevor Rogers off IL to start against TEX and at WAS? Or drop Rogers? Thanks.

Will be in Newport Beach next week so I am glad you are cooling it off so there will be electricity. Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. I have Kris Bryant on IL. In my Yahoo points league, you are allowed to keep one player on IL. Now Starling Marte is now also on IL. i was thinking of just cutting Bryant and then moving Marte into the IL slot. This would me to select one player. Would you make this move?

2. if you said yes to the above move, would you take TJ Friedl of Cincinnati or Lane Thomas of Washington?

thanks!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

thanks!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
4 months ago

David Villar has been hot the last several days, and is 2-4 with another bomb. Gets LAD next, then off to COORs. Not bad for NL-Only with 2B and 3B eligibility. I’ll be losing Gorman for him.

Last edited 4 months ago by pugs slugs
SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 months ago

Holding Lou Bob just has to be a waste of a roster spot at this point, right?

Michael B
Michael B
4 months ago

MARK VIENTOS CALLED UP! What are your thoughts on this? Dh first power hitting 3b with some strikeout risk

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

G MONEY!

Here we are… on the precipice of greatness… or failure. Whatevs! Playoffs are here. I need to activate Vinnie P and Franco. What 2 do you drop of these in my 12 team 5×5:

-Haniger
-Franmil
-Corbin C
-France
-Yandy D
-Josh Rojas

Also would you roll with Montas ROS (he’s been so meh) or pick up Quintana?

Thank youuuuuu!

-IANASM

Last edited 4 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
RICE
RICE
4 months ago

Alright Grey… let’s do this one more time. Overanalyzing the last lineup spot I have for next week’s playoff matchup. Choose ONE please (Sorry for the long list):

Gunner – 5 Games (2 @ WAS / 3 @ TOR)
Escobar – 7 Games (3 vs. CHC / 4 vs. PIT)
McNeil – 7 Games (3 vs. CHC / 4 vs. PIT)
Walker – 7 Games (3 vs. LAD / 4 vs. SD)
Naylor – 8 Games (3 VS. LAA / 1 vs. CWS / 3 vs. MIN)
Taveras – 7 Games (2 @ MIA / 2 vs. OAK / 3 @ TB)
J. Siri – 8 Games (5 @ TOR / 3 vs. TEX)
Jung – 7 Games (2 @ MIA / 2 vs. OAK / 3 @ TB)
C. Carroll – 7 Games (3 vs. LAD / 4 vs. SD)
Farmer/Fraley/Friedl – 9 Games (4 vs. PIT / 5 @ STL)

Frank
Frank
4 months ago

While you are not telling us to drop Soto, you did tell us to drop Edman. Even though the Cards for some reason want to dick around with Edmond, he still just keeps producing wherever they put him in the line up.

Deltron3030
Deltron3030
4 months ago

Big fan, and still an advocate for daiquiri graphs. 12 team, h2h, points league (-1 per K for hitters). Scraping the barrel to round out my lineup in the playoffs. Any advice is appreciated.

Pick 2 for next week…
Hoerner – 3 @ NYM, 3 v COL
Eduardo Escobar – 3 v CHC, 4 v PIT
Nootbar – 2 v MIL, 5 v CIN
Josh Rojas – 3 v LAD, 4 v SD

Escobar’s match ups look nice and he’s currently hot but he’s batting 8th in the lineup. Then there’s Hoerner (hot with mediocre match ups since he’d face deGrom and Bassitt) and Noot (cold with good match ups except Burnes). Rojas is a volume play, hitting leadoff.

Pick 2 for the week after…
Hoerner – 3 @ MIA, 4 @ PIT
Eduardo Escobar – 3 @ MIL, 3 @ OAK
Nootbar – 3 @ SD, 3 @ LAD
Josh Rojas – 5 @ LAD, 3 v SF

Hoerner looks nice there. Rojas should get volume hitting leadoff with 8 games. If Noot is still cold, he must sit. Escobar is a wild card.

VinWins
VinWins
4 months ago

The Yankees have designated first baseman Ronald Guzmán for assignment, because he ducked.

mattdips
mattdips
4 months ago

Hey Grey—
Looking at potential OF replacements for Starling for next week. Who do you like best:

Fraley (9 gm-PIT/@STL)
Bubba (7- @MIA/OAK/@TB)
Rengifo (6- @CLE/SEA)
Verdugo (5- NYY/KC)

Linda from Bob’s Burgers
Linda from Bob’s Burgers
4 months ago

Just had Keibert Ruiz hit the IL, do you like Cal Raleigh over Gary Sanchez, Austin Nola, Christian Bethancourt, Austin Barnes or Carson Kelly? I should have the first round bye and am hoping Ruiz would be back by the second round of the playoffs but if not which of these guys do you like best?

Linda from Bob’s Burgers
Linda from Bob’s Burgers
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Damn, Raleigh got scooped up. Any preference over those other guys? And yea I just saw Ruiz is out for the year. That poor guy’s nutsack, what a tragedy.

SchmidtsHairLip
SchmidtsHairLip
4 months ago

Carrasco last 2 starts looks like crap but start today at Miami?

VinWins
VinWins
4 months ago

Just noticed Zac Gallen has 4 spots on the Best 100 Starts list after his last 2 starts, which were identical:

Aug 30 PHI W 7 IP/2 H/0 ER/1 BB/7 K
Sept 4 MIL W 7 IP/2 H/0 ER/1 BB/7 K

Last night Drew Smyly joined the fun at #71, pushing out Sonny Gray.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
4 months ago

Yeah Grey,

What’s up with Soto? I hate when they say “he’s unlucky”.

In 2000 he would have been terrible, lol.

Being unlucky can only last for so long.

Anyhow, are you starting Carasco and Webb vs MIA and CHC respectively?

Thanks!.

Last edited 4 months ago by TarmanGotHim
Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
4 months ago

ok, this was already odd, it’s getting creepy weird. so TEX spends up crazy on some guys (but not pitchers of course), NYY and their infinite budget meanwhile pick up these TEX castoffs (either trade dump offs or str up drops) to help push them to a championship
from either this year or last:
putting challenge
gallo (a bit earlier but star
crapenter
r.guzman
kiner

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 months ago

AJ PUK IS SO BAD.

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
4 months ago

hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Muncy getting cortisone for his knee, time to bail?

Who’s the drop Lodolo, May, or Sandoval?

As usual, big THANKS!!

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  Surfer Dude
4 months ago

Just dropped May for H Brown two start next week. May has the command issues cropping up

Michael B
Michael B
4 months ago

I’ve stacked up on offense but still don’t know if I’ve got the best lineup i could have given those available.
(10 team redraft league)
My lineup:
C: Alejandro Kirk
1b: Pete Alonso
2b: Trea Turner
3b: Yoan Moncada (added today)
Ss: Bo Bichett
2b/ss: Jake Cronenworth
1b/3b: Josh Jung (added when called up)
Of: Juan Soto, mitch Haniger, Randy Arozarena, Tommy Edman, Julio Rodriguez
Utility: O’Neil Cruz

Bench: luis Robert (dtd),
Manny Machado
(tough call benching him for the likes of moncada and jung),
Willy Adames, and Gunnar Henderson
(both decent and id like to play them but I just don’t know if either are better than Cruz, bichett, cronenworth, moncada, jung, turner etc.)

I have a pretty strong infield, but I can’t really move around my outfield much and I’ve depleted my pitching considerably in building this offensive lineup (i needed a boost for the playoffs)

So here’s my pitching which I pretty much mangled from injuries and offensive moves

Sp: Jose Berrios, Dustin May, Framber Valdez, Cristian Javier, Lance Lynn, Jake Flaherty, Andrew Heaney

Rp: Emmanuel clase, Ryan Helsley

And now ill just list available hitters and pitchers, based on what you see as lineup weaknesses what moves would you reccomend? ( if needed, Listing a couple options in pitching and a couple in hitting would be much appreciated)

Available hitters: Cody Bellinger, Kebryan Hayes, Javier Baez, Brandon Lowe, Jorge Mateo, Kyle Farmer, Chris Taylor, Myles Straw, Luis Rengifo, Vinnie Pasquantino, elvis andrus, Jake Fraley, Cavan Biggio, C.J Abrams, Oswald Peraza, Jose Siri, Aristides Aquino, Spencer Torkelson.

Available pitchers: Sonny Gray, Joe Ryan, Michael Kopech, Mike Clevinger, Alex Cobb, Reid Detmers, Pete Fairbanks, Kyle Finnegan, Nick Martinez, John Schreiber, Jimmy Herget, Evan Philips, Ian Kennedy.

Happyharry
Happyharry
4 months ago

Hey Grey. Please rank a couple of pitchers please….T. Rogers, Berrios, Corbin, H. Brown, Lodolo, Stripling, Buddy, Gibson. Thanks!

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Happyharry
4 months ago

Not Grey but in my opinion..
Berrios, Rogers, Lodolo, Brown, gibson (could be higher varying by matchup) Stripling, (don’t know who buddy is lol)

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
4 months ago

Nootbarr or Eduardo Escobar?

Big Dog
Big Dog
4 months ago

Hey Grey. If you can only stream one tonight would you go with Lodolo at Milwaukee or Peterson at Miami?

I know that others have mentioned that SON is very high on Lodolo.

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

3rd time Peterson bit me on the butt this year. Won’t happen again. He could throw 3 no hitters in a row and I won’t bite again.

Marlins of all teams got be two nights in a row. Ugh!

Lodolo was amazing too so a double kick in the gnads. Been that type of year for me where every decision I make is wrong.

Have a great weekend buddy.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 months ago

Wander activated… woo hoo…I think?

need to cut someone to make room. who from the below team gets the boot?

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Grissom
OF: Yordan, Julio Rodriguez, Teoscar
UTL: Arraez, O. Cruz
BN: Mateo, Fraley

Also, you holding Pivetta or using that spot to stream?

thank you!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thank you!

Cohen
Cohen
4 months ago

Better pick up?
Wander or Vinnie P

ashtray
ashtray
4 months ago

Are we cutting Stanton yet? For Burleson? Siri? Lane Thomas?

Drew
Drew
4 months ago

Start E. Escobar or newly-activated Vinnie P as my UTL?

Freedminds
Freedminds
4 months ago

Tristan Casas or Josh Jung ROS Grey ?

toolshed
toolshed
4 months ago

Franco activated! For selfish reasons I want him to go full Matty O on the league with his robotic wrist. I realize that this kind of injury doesn’t usually lead to immediate production upon return.

What I want even more is for him to show us how good he is. He was doing well until he got hurt (the first time). He played through a quad injury that was affecting him. He even reinjured it and it never healed. Nobody talks about that. I want to shut naysayers up who doubt him as being a star.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

So do I. His draft price next year should be decent. I am buying and still fully on board.

Daze
Daze
4 months ago

Grey
It looks like Hader might have his job back
Would you drop Martinez for any of the following for saves. or just hope for the best with Martinez
Could you pick 2 just in case

Tanner Scott
Dylan Floro
Brandon hughes
Jason Adam
Thanks Grey

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks pal

DubDub
DubDub
4 months ago

Heading into H2H playoffs. Pitching categories are W/SV/ERA/WHIP and K/BB. With 3 ratio categories and only one counting category for SPs, and with a long final week of 10 days to reach the 25 IP minimum, I want to lean on deGrom and my bullpen and a small number of starters. My staff:
deGrom
Woodruff
Wright
Lynn
Javier
Cortes (IL, need to drop someone for him)
McClanahan (IL)

Kershaw also just got dropped (!). Say McClanahan comes off the IL next week (final regular season week, I’ve already locked top seed) and throws 5 IP 2 ER. What 3 or 4 SPs do you want after deGrom? I’m guessing Lynn, Kershaw if available, Woodruff, ….? Or maybe just matchups.

iKon
Issam
4 months ago

Any reason to hold on to Jorge Polanco? Was underperforming all year, I’m rotating Berti and Rodolfo Castro while he’s been out.

iKon
Issam
Reply to  Issam
4 months ago

You had him in last week’s sell! Thanks reading comprehension!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

I am negative in innings in 3B and positive in innings for pitchers. Therefore, i thought that i should have extra insurance at 3B. Do you agree with this strategy? I have Luis Rengifo and Emmanuel Rivera. i could pick up Brendan Donovan or Kyle Farmer. Would you pick up one of these? Who would you choose? who would you waive of the following pitchers? Cobb, Pivetta or Kramer?

Thanks!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Cobb is at home against Atlanta and the Dodgers. Pivetta is home against NYY and KC. Kramer is on the road at Washington.

Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

thank you!

toolshed
toolshed
4 months ago

So I add bubba thompson for one thing only and it’d been a week and I didn’t get one single freaking sb. Amazing. He was running wild before. He had a .350 obp over last week.

Would you cut amed rosario for andrus?

Which two would you cut to activate jung and franco (if he comes off the IL): a rosario, Thompson, mancini, s marte (out today / status uncertain), melendez (own varsho). Obp format. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks

Dickie Tee
Dickie Tee
4 months ago

Good afternoon Grey

24 days left and slim lead for 1. 2 2b play. BLowe on dl, Marte in lineup with Huira, and Gorman in minors. Who are my best 2. TB, RBIs, R, SB, BB points. Thank you

Dickie Tee
Dickie Tee
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

It’s weekly on Sundays. No bench. Just minors. Thank you

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
4 months ago

With the motto “Anything to win” I’m considering a drop of Yordan. I kept him last year so I cannot keep him again. He’s been an anchor to my offense the last few weeks. I could use the roster spot for something else. Is it a stupid move or go ahead with it?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Frank Rizzo
4 months ago

I can’t drop alvarez. I should but I won’t despite knowing he has been hurting me more than helping.

denp1717
denp1717
4 months ago

Nootbarr or E Escobar 6×6 10 tean h2h obp. Thanks!!

denp1717
denp1717
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks! Enjoy the weekend rain!! I hope

david
david
4 months ago

Start or Sit
Quantrill @ MIN (Bundy)

david
david
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Many thanks my friend. Much appreciated

baby seal
baby seal
4 months ago

I sorta like “tofalupa” FWIW haha. Thanks for the post G

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
4 months ago

I’m new to a keeper league, my first time w fantasy baseball since forever, I know nothing.

One of the guys I kept was Trevor Rodgers.

Burned me the first three months straight, still I held him until I dropped him before his IL stint.

Grey, Rogers mention here takes me back to the start of this yr, my first rodeo in a min.

Pitching was the strength of the team I inherited.

How many pitchers would you keep, among five keepers (hitting and pitching, full roster) allowable next yr?

Last edited 4 months ago by granvillehouston
granvillehouston
granvillehouston
4 months ago

Much Respect, OG!

Any advice for new guys like me out of the playoff race in a keeper league?

I’ve been a winner since June, not enough to get me in the playoffs.

Let’s say I like my team except Seiya, Polanco, McNeil, and relief pitching.

I have some older guys too like J Turner, Degrom, Ray, Semien, Springer.

All I’ve done now for next year I did was pickup and stash shane baz and mondesi in the ir.

Any advice you can share, strategy for guys looking to next year that don’t know what the heck went wrong?

Thanks for holding us down all year

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Yea we can make trades. Somebody offered devers for my first pick next yr and more. At that time, at trade deadline, I tried to get Olson, Machado for my pitching. Thoughts?

Last edited 4 months ago by granvillehouston
granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  granvillehouston
4 months ago

My first pick is in the sixth round because I would keep five players in this keeper league

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Noted

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

You would drop mondesi for Grayson Rod or Vlope today? That’s the best I got. Vlopes not hurt so yes, get him for a guy like Polanco O’Neil? I’m fishing for ideas, extra thirsty style, kinda, I admit.

Last edited 4 months ago by granvillehouston
granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  granvillehouston
4 months ago

And yes—I have not missed any of your buy/sell columns this yr.

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I see you Grey, everyday. Good stuff