The Astros got two great starts this weekend from two guys who weren’t in the conversation until recently.  On Saturday, Jose Urquidy went 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.54.  He made my pants up-jump-the-boogie a little from his pitching.  I expect multiple roofies from him still, but Urquidy is chef’s kiss sexy if you catch him on the right day. I am so intrigued that I’m at the optometrist’s office permanently sewing a monocle to one eye and fo’ever squinting with my other. Dude’s got a 11.8 K/9, 0.7 BB/9 and 2.66 xFIP!  I mean, what? “Doc, take off the monocle, I’m just going to own Urquidy… What’s that? This is really permanent? But I xen’t cee my laft hend.”  On the reals, I started adding Urquidy in a few deeper mixed leagues, and am intrigued as all get-out. Astros said Brad Peacock might be sidelined until mid-August, or until Urquidy stops being so sexy!  More like Jose Ursexy!  Amiright? Then, on Sunday, the Astros rolled out Rogelio Armenteros, who went 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.93. He got two homers from Michael Brantley (3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer), but who asked Brantley to steal the thunder?  Don’t try to deny it either, I got the surveillance footage from the 76 station, and the thunder was stolen. Armenteros is, uh, armed with a changeup that leaves hitters helpless, but looks like a bit more like a middle reliever, Rogelio A-MR-enteros as a Spanish dyslexic might say (though unlikely).  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Nomar Mazara – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer.  Why does it feel like in two years Mazara’s gonna be a 4th outfielder and we’re gonna laugh, a soft sullen laugh, at all my Mazara sleeper posts?

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.93. You know the Yankees are eyeing Lynn for a trade.  Has any pitcher fit the Yankee mold as much as Lynn? Paxton, Happ, CC and Lynn may as well be Russian nesting dolls called, “Stereotypical Yankee veteran pitchers.” Mike Minor too. Hey, maybe the Rangers are the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate.

Luis Urias – 0-for-2, 2 runs as he was recalled on Saturday.  I really hope Ian Kinsler finds another team to play on, because I don’t want to have to lock him in my car trunk for two months.  “Hey, wanna see Verne Troyer’s grave?  It’s pretty cool. Literally. It’s an Igloo cooler.  Cmon, I’ll show you…” That’s me luring Kinsler into my trunk. Urias had 19 HRs, 7 SBs and a .315 average in Triple-A, which is basically what I’d expect from him in the majors. That’s how things work now. Or at least until Rob Manfred dons a dress and starts screaming, “Laces out,” for baseballs. I’m grabbing Urias in every league.

Asher Wojciechowski – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.91. Wojciechowski showed no-hit stuff vs. the Red Sox, but he really should have no-hit stuff against every team. Not because he’s good, he’s not, but if the only way to jinx someone from having a no-hitter is saying their name, then Wojciechowski is unstoppable.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homer, and four homers in the last four games (though they all came in two games. It’s don’t matter, just don’t bite it.  She swallow–What the hell is going on? Get me out of this parenthesis right now, it’s infected my mind).

Andrew Cashner – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.19.  This was Cashner’s return to Camden, which was about as inauspicious as Alfie Solomons return to Camden.  Don’t Google it if you don’t know what I’m talking about; it’ll spoil things for you. Instead, just watch Peaky Blinders.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  Seriously, don’t fade anyone’s power in 2019.

James Paxton – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.20.  There seems to be a lack of bully from Paxton when the game is low stakes.

Charlie Blackmon – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 21st homer. Chazz Noir came a triple short of the cycle.  Or as Chazz Noir would express it in his blaxploitation film, “I had pleasure. Sorry, babe.”

German Marquez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.99.  Can’t the Rockies align their rotation so Marquez never starts again in Coors? I’ve never seen someone hate his home as much as German since the Germans in post-WWII Germany.  Now I know why German Marquez is the Nazi in Exile; his home sucks!  In all seriousness, the Rockies should enclose Coors in an anti-gravity chamber.

Andrew Heaney – Hit the Ineffective List with shoulder inflammation.  His shoulder was said to be inflamed with how bad his arm is throwing. The Angels claimed Adalberto Mejia to replace him. They are now in discussions about changing his last name to Mondesi.

Albert Pujols – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer. Anyone who can’t run as fast as Pujols should be purged from the majors. He looks like George Lopez in a celebrity softball game.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.12. You ever torture yourself by looking at a guy’s stats on your team vs. on your bench? It’s like some Gitmo-level shizz. DeSclafani in my lineup: 5.05 ERA; on my bench: 3.52. Stop waterboarding me, DeSclafani!

Yairo Munoz – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (5), hitting .306. Imagine the ball wasn’t juiced. Could’ve called him Yairo Minus, because that would be how many homers he had.

Jack Flaherty – 4 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.24.  About to start calling him Jack Shizz.

Nicholas Castellanos – 3-for-5 and his 11th homer.  His name is longer than his homers. Prove me wrong.

JaCoby Jones – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer.  Fun fact!  His full name is a three-person law firm.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Sometimes I wanna call him Babe Ruth Jr. Is that weird?

Lucas Giolito – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.12 vs. Ryan Yarbrough – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.93.  Was that ace matchup of Giolito/Yarbrough we were all anticipating in March. For those wondering, I’m actively pursuing Yarbrough in my deeper leagues, but his 6.9 K/9, 1/.3 BB/9 and 4.15 xFIP is a little yawnstipating.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Goodbye Danny Jansen!  Hello The French Terminator!

Kevin Kiermaier – Hit the IL with a thumb sprain. The good news is you never thought you’d get almost to August with a healthy Kiermaier, so it was all gravy, and you have high cholesterol and don’t need anymore gravy.

Drew Smyly – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 7.69. This comes just after the Phils signed Smyly, because after paying Harper $330 million, they only have money for emoticons.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-4 and his 21st homer, hitting .259. I’d put money on it that he’s a .255-.260, 34-homer hitter at the end of the season, except Cougs tells me the renovations to our house are going to cost more money than I made in the last three years combined, so how about a Mortimer and Randolph Duke-type bet?

Joe Musgrove – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.08. If you can figure out when Musgrove’s gonna pitch well vs. not, you’re a better sayer of soothes than I.

Dario Agrazal – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  True Story Alert!  I saw Agrazal on waivers in my NL-Only league, saw his 3.9 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 6.15 xFIP and made the Larry David scrunched meh face.

Liam Hendriks – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 1.46, and his 2nd blown save. “Hey, I’m your substitute teacher, Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario, don’t abbreviate it.”  A group of six-year-olds look at each other.  “So, I’m here to teach a valuable lesson that you won’t ever have anything wonderful. Now open your box scores to the A’s.”  One six-year-old raises her hand.  “Speak your peace.”  “Mr. Lothario, Liam Hendriks has been great and stands to continue to close games in Oakland.”  I suddenly begin to cry, “You’re right, you’re right. I’m just so jaded! Never lose your optimism!”

Max Kepler – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 24th homer. Maybe because I minored in Saberhagenmetrics at the Fantasy Baseball College of Charleston, but I can’t help feel like Kepler’s going to fall back to earth next year.  How’sever, according to Saberhagenmetrics, no one is hitting more than 10 homers next year.

Jordan Yamamoto – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.61.  More like Yama-no-mo-moto.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (2). He hasn’t played every day, but it feels like every day he plays he homers or does something worthwhile. That could be said of the Dodgers hitters, in general.  Well, except Corey Seager and Justin Turner.

Max Muncy – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  Batt Meaty rubbed Muncy’s bat between his legs like a towel when you’re coming out of the shower, so that ball was destined for the bleachers.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 23rd homer. Seriously, Dave Roberts can’t lose more than 60 games even if he tried.

Jakob Junis – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.83. The Streamonator loves his next start, but it’s against the Indians again, the same team he faced on Saturday. Pitchers are facing so many of the same teams that it’s hard to mix-up your game plan from start to start. Not sure I remember the schedule being quite this imbalanced in years past, but this might also play into why pitchers are being rocked (on top of the juiced ball).

Bubba Starling – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Bubba gonna make ya spark wit da Ying Yang Twins!  (Sadly, I can quote more Bubba Sparxxx lyrics than Bubba Sparxxx.)

Jorge Soler – 3-for-3 and his 27th homer.  For the chuckles, it’s worth pointing out Soler is on pace for 43 homers.

Adam Plutko – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.81. I went into a German massage parlor and asked for a Plutko and they had a German woman dressed like Pluto stick something in my butt. I’ll give you their phone number if you want more deets.

Zach Plesac – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.50. Indians at home vs. the Royals sans Mondesi — Sandesi? — goes without saying, but Plesac, or please Zach, where do you go next?  Oh, yeah, I just said in the Junis blurb. July is Royals vs. Indians month.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, hitting .232, and hitting near.310 in July with five homers.  I’m having my cake and eating it too with Jo-Jo Ram. I said to avoid him in the preseason — natch! — and said to buy him low a few weeks ago — natch, NATCH!

Derek Holland – Designated for assignment, i.e., the Giants told Holland to put his tulips on their ass.

Conner Menez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks in his 1st major league start. Anyone in San Fran is a decent streamer. The park is like the anti-Coors, which makes sense if you’ve ever been there. For the 7th inning stretch, they stand to honor the vines they lost in Napa that year.  Menez does have some solid Ks — 13.5 K/9 — but his command is iffy. For now, I’d look at streaming him in deeper leagues.

Mike Yastrzemski – and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in two days, and 4th homer this week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Zack Wheeler – Threw a bullpen session and could be activated this week vs. the Padres. Great, I can activate him for my weekly lineup! Dot dot dot. Then, invariably, find out around Wednesday he won’t be pitching this week.

Amed Rosario – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer. Since June 29th, he’s batting .418/.450/.655. Mets still have him batting 7th, because, ya know, dumb, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t own him, and hot schmotato, fo’ sure.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .295. Joined the 20/20 club on Saturday, July 20th. Now on pace for 30/30 on August 30th and 40/40 on September 40th.

Austin Riley – Benched on Sunday for Ender Inciarte (0-for-2, 1 run). You six weeks ago, “Wait a second, Grey, I enjoy the way your eyes pierce my soul and I want to find out how you feather your hair, but you’re saying to sell Austin Riley? I’m sorry, man, that’s about as dumb as dumb goes.”  You still think the sell on Austin Riley when he was hitting .350 with a bomb a day was a bad idea?

Kevin Gausman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.71, as he was activated from the IL. Interesting. Very, very interesting.  So, there is a chance here for something in the 2nd half. Am I being roped in? P to the erhaps. But his 9.4 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 aren’t awful. A Streamonator call in shallower leagues, but in 12-team mixed and deeper, I could see grabbing him.

Mike Soroka – 6 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.46. Not saying someone definitely hypnotized Soroka to imagine he was pitching in the dead-ball era vs. the juiced ball, pinball flippers on the dugout era, but I’m not saying it’s not possible either.

Brandon Woodruff – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.75. Damn, his evil twin, Barf’don Woodruff. Go away, Barf’don. Now Bar’don is headed to the IL with an oblique, which will take anywhere from a week to three months. Oblique!

Gio Gonzalez – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.60, as he returned from the IL after nearly two months. Gio was on the IL with arm fatigue. That’s pronounced fay-tee-gay, it’s Italian!

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Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
3 years ago

Gary Sanzhez or Garver who has same R count; only 5 HR less (after today) and 12 RBI less (after today) hitting near .300 in 100 less at-bats?

Curious George
Curious George
3 years ago

Hey all – need some league manager advice (10 team h2h cats). I’ve never stepped in to stop a trade (and I, like others in the league, have pulled off my fair share of robberies). In the past My philosophy has been that if someone was dumb enough to accept a trade that they should have to live with it. Here’s my new dilemma-

Earlier today a mate proposed his buxton and stroman for Giolito. The other guy accepted it. Then the bux/Stro side texted me bragging about “his robbery” and I told him I honestly thought it was pretty fair. He then told his buddies to veto his trade for him and they obliged.

He now has secured a deal of his Yuli Gurriel, Hansel Robles, and Zach Davies for Bieber.

My issue lies in the fact that he essentially vetoed his own trade after finding out it was fair.

Do I step in?

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Curious George
3 years ago

For additional context – our league has not vetoed a single trade in the past 3 years

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah I didn’t like the fact that he essentially vetoed his own trade especially since he is the one who proposed the Giolito trade.

My fear/prediction is that this trade is going faction our league into two voting parties and that trades will be voted on solely for personal reasons (as if they aren’t already haha)

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Urquidy or Poncedeleon ROS in QS roto

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
Which streamer for tomorrow do you like best
M.Kelly vs BAL
C.Archer vs STL

Jp
Jp
3 years ago

Move Soroka/McNeil for Pollock/Berrios?

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 H2H (6 forever keepers)

Cain, Pollack, Renfroe, and H. Dozier are the top wire options.

My current cast consists of the following:

C – McCann
1B – Encarnacion
2B – DJ
SS – Baez
3B – Muncy
OF – J.D. Martinez, Hoskins, D. Santana
Util – Mercado, Voit
BN – Benintendi, Conforto, Polanco

Would you jettison anyone for those wire guys or stand pat?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Woodruff out 6 weeks! 12T-roto out of DL slots. Is he a drop? Tough loss if so.

Thanks

sh
sh
3 years ago

Grey how do feel about a deal that involves Boyd and Benintendi. I have Benny its a 20 team head to head points dynasty. I have Benny Acuna Eloy and Robles. I also have Luis Robert in the wings. SP is real hard to come by.

sh
sh
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Matt Boyd for my Benny

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: Hiura scratched with quad tightness. In my weekly roto, replace with Urias or Senzel or leave him in and hope its a one day issue?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

We’d to drop someone in a 10 team H2H category league. Drop Benintendi, Jeff McNeil or Gallo? It’s a very shallow league so there are plenty of quality bats on WW( Nelson Cruz is on waivers just to give you an idea). Also, need help in the saves department….Add Raisel, Luke Jackson, Leclerc or Giles? Thanks in advance G!

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

Someone in my league dropped Jorge Polanco. I have Newman rostered right now. Which would you prefer?

Juiced Balls Better Than Juiced Players
Juiced Balls Better Than Juiced Players
3 years ago

10-team shallow standard roto league. Currently in 1st place.

I have Hoskins on my bench or in the UTIL slot. He’s been on my bench of late, because he hasn’t been productive and I want a better AVG with counting stats.

C Sanchez
1B Alonso
2B Baez
3B Rendon
SS Story
OF Yelich, Acuna, Soto
UTIL K. Bryant, E. Rosario
BENCH Hoskins

I like to have multi-position eligibility as insurance against injuries or going with whoever is the hot bat is. Would trading Hoskins for DJ LeMahieu who is 1B/2B/3B eligible which checks the multi-position box and he’s been an R, RBI and high average machine with decent power…be a good move? If anything I gain in the R and AVG category, same RBI production and only lose some in the HR category between the two and I have plenty of power in my lineup.

Juiced Balls Better Than Juiced Players
Juiced Balls Better Than Juiced Players
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah…I think being in that Yankees lineup the R, RBI opportunities will be there the remainder of the year, especially when he hits for a high average and with RISP. I figure I lose about 7-8 HR’s between them.

Juiced Balls Better Than Juiced Players
Juiced Balls Better Than Juiced Players
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yep to all my points or just the loss of 7-8 HR’s? :)

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, better streamer?
Gallen at White Sox or
Stripling home vs LAA

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for all the help!

slacks
slacks
3 years ago

Hot Pollock or Meadows this week? Pollock has 5 game slate, Meadows 6, but Meadows faces 4 Lefties. He may still start em all tho cuz Kiermaier down.

Also, which 2 out of H Dozier, Didi and Kingery? Dozier has 6, Didi 7 (day off today tho) and Kingery 6. Kingery seems to have slowed down.

Righty
Righty
3 years ago

6×6 OPS. Drop Didi, CSeager for any of the following? Lost Mondesi and Eloy, so just needing most impact overall ROS.

Didi can be kept in 25th Rd next year, but he is doing nothing…

If both are dropped, one pickup has to be a MI or a 3B.

Riley (just dropped)
Braun
KHernandez
Brosseau
White Walker
Teoscar
Naquin
Margot

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Is Woodruff a hold?

He
He
3 years ago

Aledmys is back. What do you think of him the rest of the year?

Jayrod
Jayrod
3 years ago

Good afternoon Sir Grey!

How much do you like Zacharius Plesac? Someone is offering me Colome and Billy Hamilton in an AL Only ROTO league in which I need saves but not sure if Colome stays put..

Its close, seeing as I just nabbed Plesac off waivers three weeks ago I’m inclined to do it but hate these closers getting dealt.

Let me know! Much love!
-J

Jayrod
Jayrod
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sounds like you would keep Plesac then?

Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
3 years ago

standard 12 teamer, hold armentaros (could drop duffy here, but he’s my stream spot) or drop for urquidy. SON might be right though, and armentaros comes back up the day after urquidy’s next start.

Chud
Chud
3 years ago

Looking to replace Woodruff:

Urquidy, Stripling, Means, Alex Young, Beede.

Thanks as always!

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

I probably haven’t said how much I appreciate the site, Grey. Your analysis mixed with humor are always a bright spot of the day. Along with Donkey Teeth, I can count on solid, knowledgeable posts each day.

I usually don’t do this, and won’t call anyone out by name, but other postings here are a bit more difficult to trust. Now, hot takes are hot takes, obviously they don’t all pan out. And in fact, I see a lot of your hot takes stolen by the likes of other prominent fantasy sites (which may be why I have begun to trust them a bit more too!) haha. But for all the criticism pointed at ESPN rankings, Yahoo’s lack of care, or CBS’s lazy pilfering of real analytical data, even at Razzball there are some stale and uninspiring columns. Its hard to trust some of them, frankly. I’m not meaning to rain on any parades, only offering a viewer (reader) perspective in hopes of providing you feedback to possibly improve your overall output, or perhaps narrowing it down. Trimming the fat, as they sometimes call it.

Anyways, keep up the good work. Always look forward to your posts and DT’s expertise.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, please pick top 3 streamers?
Stripling home vs Angels
Leake home vs Tex
R.Lopez home vs Mia
Musgrove home vs StL
Canning home vs Balt
Lucchessi home vs SF
Pineda at White Sox
Marquez at Cincy

willsie
willsie
3 years ago

Probably doesn’t matter but rank em

d’Arnaud
Jansen
Alfaro

Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
3 years ago

Stream one

Woj @ LAA
Cease vs MIN
Plutko @ KC
Borucki vs CLE, vs TB
Lamet @ NYM
Velasquez @ DET
Gausman @ PHI

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

ROS 12 H2H with QS
John Means or Joey Lucchesi?

Same league this time hitters, pick 2 ROS.
Reynolds, Riley, Biggio, Arraez.

Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

For one reserve spot, would you go O’Neill or Urias? Thanks!

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

How about Aaron Hicks? Hicks over Urias and O’Neill? Thanks.

Alexei Kaleina
Alexei Kaleina
3 years ago

Are we starting Sonny tonight at Miller? Robot says no. But he has been solid lately …

jdred5
jdred5
3 years ago

I agreed 100% with your Wheeler take – I have him and am leaving him on the IL rather than activating him. In another league, I have Matz – do you know if it is his spot Wheeler would take if he does happen to come back? I could either start Matz @PIT, Happ @ MIN, Cease vs MIN, or A Sanchez vs LAD. Would you stick with Matz? I like his matchup best but am concerned with the Wheeler uncertainty.
Thanks!

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

hehehehe, exactly.

Ivan Make Basket
Ivan Make Basket
3 years ago

last week i gave you tyler beede and kevin gausman (and gio gonzalez – bleh) as good sp adds. this week im giving you ryan yarborough and reynoldo lopez. good luck.

Ivan Make Basket
Ivan Make Basket
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

np (role reversal)

jaw
jaw
3 years ago

are glasnow and adnujar worth holding onto in a 10 team 5×5 keepers? Glasnow a 25th round pick, Adnujar mark to market based on next year’s ADP. League has 3 DL spots and currently have four guys on the DL – mondesi, andujar, ozuna, glasnow.

trikis598
trikis598
3 years ago

Better Keeper for next year – Gurriel (Tor) or Mckay (SP)?

Mike
3 years ago

I finally got up the courage to look at Khris Davis’s splits. He hit ten homers in April. He’s hit six since and zero in July. WTF?

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

one of his issues that he had (and must still) was a back thing. or shoulder (or was it both)

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

AND i traded for him in 2 leagues both in less than 6 weeks ago, if it’s a short term problem (i.e. rest of this season but he’ll be ok later) this isn’t good, as the 2 i did that in i don’t think he’d be a keeper in them. also have him in 2 other dynasties.

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

4 in june, 2 in may. it’s actually even worse, he’s hit only 11 since april 1st (and 5 in 3 games april 10th-12th), before that he had hit 5 in the first 7 OAK games of the season.

so outside of a total the 7 game window to start year and 3 games from april 10th-12 that’s 4 total HR’s. he’s been dealing with the back/shoulder/hand things for a while (hand is the newest one, where he should’ve been DL’d for it)

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Hey Grey, shallow 10-teamer, normal 5×5 roto, feel good about streaming Ed Rod vs Rays today (SON currently at $9.7) in a league where you are not chasing Wins or Ks but rather just looking for decent starts? Start away or avoid the headache?

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
3 years ago

Scooter Gennett – is killing me. Is he worth keeping ROS? already have Kingery, D.Santana, Jeff McNeil and Tim Anderson (IL)

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Thomas Petrone
3 years ago

i dumped him in one shallow 12 teamer dynasty about 3 days after he came back from DL stint, but that was when i had mondesi starting. was able to nab dannys antana though so i’m still ok there.

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Would you trade Verlander for Arenado. I would be losing my ace.

Thanks

sal
sal
3 years ago

do you like darvish against the giants.. i know they have been streaking lately, but hes been pitching pretty good so i thought it would be a decent start

sal
sal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

i like yu too!

Bozo 2.0
Bozo 2.0
3 years ago

Here’s the squad (H2h points)

Jansen, Belly, Muncy, Hiura, Bryant, Segura, Trout, Dahl, Domingod, Laureano, Dannys Antana
Bench: Didi, Mondesi
IL: Eloy

Flaherty, Marquez, Wheeler, Gallen, Luchessi, Plesac, T. Richards (Streamer), Chase Anderson (Streamer)
Diaz, Doolittle, Robles

Given my strong hitting, would you drop either Eloy or Mondesi in order to pick up another starter? I know I would have a lot of starters then, but they generate the most points in my league compared to hitters. Let me know what you think.

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

Best ROS reliever for a 5×5 (SV+HLD), H-2-H league? Is there a huge difference between them?

– E.Diaz, M.Barnes, And.Miller, S.Doolittle

Thinking Diaz has the pedigree to at least get back to ‘good’. Barnes has been efficient and Miller has looked solid lately. The Holds aspect of it makes me think twice about going right after Diaz.

Thanks!

scott
scott
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you, sir.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
3 years ago

Mancini! I told ya, Grey. He’s the goatest of all time.

Brian
Brian
3 years ago

1 Should I drop any of these guys Voit, Pence, Heyward to pick up one or both of Yastremski and Nate Lowe?

2 Have both Lux and Tucker with only one NA spot. Hold both? or drop one?

3 Need to drop one Gallen, Beede, Urquidy, Lauer.

My teams trash so I’m about ready to do anything to make a push.

Thank you!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

I am trying to figure out what would be fair trade value for James Paxton. What pitcher could I get in return for him?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I would love to get Robbie ray.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Drop Riley for Ahmed or Munoz or hold?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yea prolly wait

Bozo
Bozo
3 years ago

Here’s the squad (H2h points)

Jansen, Belly, Muncy, Hiura, Bryant, Segura, Trout, Dahl, Domingod, Laureano, Dannys Antana
Bench: Didi, Mondesi
IL: Eloy

Flaherty, Marquez, Wheeler, Gallen, Luchessi, Plesac, T. Richards (Streamer), Chase Anderson (Streamer)
Diaz, Doolittle, Robles

Given my strong hitting, would you drop either Eloy or Mondesi in order to pick up another starter? I know I would have a lot of starters then, but they generate the most points in my league compared to hitters. Let me know what you think.

Smitty
3 years ago

Lamet just dropped – Lamet or Gallen in 5×5?

Dong Show
Dong Show
3 years ago

Dynasty league. I have some tough decisions to make here.

I’m 3rd overall and have a legit shot at a championship. Offense is stacked and I could use some extra arms but I’m not hurting their however I am an injury or two away from being critical with arms.

Was sent two offers today

My DJ LeMahieu and Jason Dominguez For Zach Wheeler and a second

And

My Nate Pearson and a third for Sonny Gray

Would you do either of those? Both ? Neither.

Thoughts and opinions would be really appreciated here.

ron swanson
ron swanson
3 years ago

Which trade should I make below? Looking for and SS upgrade and have plenty of power

Hoskins & Hunter Dozier for Story

Hoskins, DeJong, and Lester for Story

NUX
NUX
Reply to  ron swanson
3 years ago

You sure your reading this right Grey? You want Dejong and Lester instead of Dozier? I think I would rather get Story via the 2nd option and keep Hunter Dozier.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Right on. I’ve owned zero Dejong and zero Lest, but all of the Hunter Doziers all year so I am def coming at this with some bias. Glad to hear you say its close.

Aardvark
Aardvark
3 years ago

Garver or d’ anaud?

Also, I asked this last week but, German Marquez over Chirinos still?

Phil
Phil
3 years ago

Which side would you prefer in this trade:

Jose Ramirez, Trevor Story, Gary Sanchez

for

Whit Merrifield, Joey Gallo, James McCann, Wade Davis

Jean Genie
Jean Genie
3 years ago

Grey! Whereabouts would you rank Bryan Reynolds among his fellow OFs ROS and for 2020 in a 6×6 (add OBP) 24-team dynasty league? Thanks!

Jean Genie
Jean Genie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

negatto
negatto
3 years ago

Who is the sit for this week?

Flaherty vs HOU
Smith @ CWS
Darvish @ SF

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start 3 of the following. they all seem very similar to me. who do you like?

lucchesi vs sf
marquez @ cin
pineda @ cws
m kelly vs bal
caleb @ cws

thanks!

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start one of the OF this week. who do you like?

conforto – 3 vs sd, 3 vs pit
benintendi – 3 @ tb, 4 vs nyy (3 lefties though)
b reynolds – 4 vs stl, 3 @ nym
senzel – 3 @ mil, 3 vs col (if hes healthy)

thinking conforto?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’d be surprised if Benintendi plays against all 3 lefties and when he does play, he’d be batting 6th or 7th – as has been the trend lately

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

how did you know??

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

Drop canning for yarborough?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

Would you trade Scherzer and Kingery for Yelich (10 team mixed)? My first offer of Hoskins and Ryu was turned down.

My pitching staff right now is Scherzer, DeGrom, Ryu, Berrios, Gray, Woodruff, Minor, Maeda and Marquez.

My OF is Hoskins, Domingo Santana, Kingery and Dahl.

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  Justin Ralph
3 years ago

surprised somebody would take scherzer/kingery but NOT ryu/rhysus, unless you just got lucky that rhysus has been “cold” since all star break and/or doesn’t believe in ryu (if keeper league) and/or needs steals a lot (one reason to prefer kingery)

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
3 years ago

Its a keeper league where we can keep five.

Smitty
3 years ago

Cisco or F. Mejia ROS? Mejia gradually getting better

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

interesting, wouldn’t have thought that one. unless you think mejia will suddenly just play everyday.

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Will be my #2 in a 2 catcher league (w/Grandal) Kid can hit Always value your opinion, thanks dude

JP
JP
3 years ago

Which side? Soroka/Thor/Muncy or Judge/Kenley/Pineda?

Razor
Razor
3 years ago

All bleh but choose one in a points league

Didi
Profar
Marwin
Goodrum
Tim Beckham

Scott
Scott
3 years ago

Devers or Wander Franco in dynasty league?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
3 years ago

Great weekend recap Grey!

Need to start one from the following group:

Yordan 6 games LAA @STL Hitteron $7.5
Robles 7 games Col, LAD Hitteron $13.1
Benintendi 7 games @TB, NYY Hitteron $7.4

I have lots of other team speed if it’s close between Yordan and robles.

Thanks,
LG

IntendedSteb
IntendedSteb
3 years ago

I was offered L Urias and Kieboom for my Lux. Hold forever dynasty? Keep Lux or do it?

IntendedSteb
IntendedSteb
Reply to  IntendedSteb
3 years ago

Obviously no ? after dynasty

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  IntendedSteb
3 years ago

I’m Ron Burgundy?

IntendedSteb
IntendedSteb
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Carter it is. Thanks?

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  IntendedSteb
3 years ago

kieboom still ranked by most highest guy. getting another pretty highly ranked guy in there as well is pretty sick. garcia has moved down a LOT at ralph’s site since preseason top list and isn’t on mike’s top 50 midseason either, but he’s free and yr already getting the highest ranked player.
mike (kieboom 7 spots higher)
ralph’s site (kieboom 5 slots higher)

oh yeah, it better not be s.kieboom the catcher. keep lux if that’s who the kieboom is.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
3 years ago

good lord it’s gonna be funny if MIL misses playoffs by some small total number of games (which seems likely if they do) then somebody shows up with the WAR numbers for hiura and shaw next to each other, then prorate the games hiura wasn’t up yet and then sent down to what shaw was doing during both of those time frames. watch it be they’d win like 2.5 or something extra games or more.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
3 years ago

*round of applause* I was already planning on doing this if Brewers missed the playoffs for my last post of the season. So if they suck it up… stay tuned!

Zeus
Zeus
3 years ago

Hola Grey,

2 lineup questions for you
Homer Baily @Hou, vs Tex, Efflin vs Atl or just through Bummer in there to avoid damage?

Cron or Urias at DH? Steals and Runs are the tightest categories

Thanks

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

Hey Grey – Start LeClerc (7 games) over Robles (5 games) for saves?

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

Whoops, Robles has 6 games sorry (same question though(

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

if this is kind of decision that needs to be made by first gametime of today robles easily unless we see news that leclerc has that job over martin. this is without looking at matchups for these days for both teams.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Hey Grey/DT/Coolwhip!

Nice writeup, Grey! Can you rank ROS:

Soler, Dannys Antanna, Cain, Hicks, Mercado

Like you said the other day, Grey…I really like Hicks if he could play every day. I’m unfamiliar with his usage and lazy…does he just not hit against lefties or is he in a rotation of starts with the rest of that Yankees lineup? If you could add one of those guys who would it be? Thanks!

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Can you add O’Neill in with that bunch? Thanks again

Coolwhip
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
3 years ago

Hicks plays nearly everyday in CF. and so far hes been decent vs LHP this year, but most his HRs have come vs RHP (9 to 1)

i’d probably roll with Hicks, and Soler would be second, cus hes been HotAF

Ellis
Ellis
3 years ago

Please rank Yaz Riley O’Neil Desmond

thank you!

jdred5
jdred5
3 years ago

5×5 Roto:

Yordan Alvarez (3 games vs OAK+ 3 w/o DH @ STL) or Nomar Mazara (Bleh) (7 games 3 @ SEA + 4 @OAK)?

Horrible pitching matchups in one league this week:
Starting Buehler and Ryu @ WAS because they are good, and 3 closers. That leaves 4 slots for:
Lucchesi @SF
Ed Rod @TB, vs NYY (horribly inconsistent this year but pitching much better lately including a decent outing against the Yankees and a dominant one against the Dodgers)
Flaherty vs HOU
Soroka @PHI
Gallen @ CHW
Which do I NOT start?

Thanks!

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  jdred5
3 years ago

idk how you can start Jack Shizz vs. HOU

pinkman
pinkman
3 years ago

Dannys Antana over Urias?

brettswilson
brettswilson
3 years ago

Was just offered Cain for my Muncy. I like it in theory, but would have to find a new 2B and waivers looks bad. Thoughts?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  brettswilson
3 years ago

cain’s been really bad all year pretty much. i wouldn’t just drop in deep leagues but in shallows i have a bit ago, even if you need CF specifically. .673 OPS and 12 steals (ain’t that many really for what he’s not doing everywhere else). been better last 2 weeks, but not over last month and certainly not before that. also counting stats-wise, very weak .226 per at bat RBI + runs (and he’s hit in not bad part of lineup all year). 7 HR’s in record setting HR year is quite awful too, esp as he’s had far better than that in years with way lesser HR balls.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

H. Robles over W. Davis, Iglesias or L. Jackson?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
3 years ago

Sergio Romo also available on ww

stevie
stevie
3 years ago

Lots of Riley questions today. I’m thinking of cutting, my league is shallow and I could use a better bench bat. Here’s my shopping list
Vogelbach, Kingery, O’Neill, Joc, Franmil, Upton. Any of these doing anything for ya? 12-team points league.

Big
Big
3 years ago

d’Arnaud or Jansen?

Big
Big
3 years ago

d’Arnaud or Jansen?

TOGMAN
TOGMAN
3 years ago

12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS
10th place, 12.5 GB.
6 weeks remaining til playoffs begin.

Perez
Hoskins
Hiura
Arenado
Machado
Rosario
Cooper
McNeil
Util: Suarez
Util: Benintendi
No bench bat

Castillo, Ed. Rodriguez, Lucchesi, Paxton, Marquez, Ponce de Leon, Quintana
Giles, Kennedy, Romo. L. Jackson

I have one roster spot to fill, who should I add?
Bench bat: Verdugo, Urias, Vogelbach
Gausman, Yarbrough, Urquidy

Also, should I drop either Ponce de Leon or Quintana for any above, or to stream? Or hold?

Quintana Fri @ MIL
Ponce de Leon Sat vs HOU

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

Hey all

H2h League

I was thinking of picking Ian Kennedy and or Happ any recomendations on moves?

Available: Ian Kennedy, J.A. Happ, Yamamoto, Merrill Kelley, Leake

my staff:
beiber, flahety, price, Sabathia, Soroka, Kimbrel, Will Smith
Reserves:
Zach Wheeler, Raisel Inglesias

Also I have been hangin onto Stanton and severino on my IR is it worth keeping them at this point i can open up a spot or two by moving correa and/or mondesi to the IR

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

JBJ still the drop out of JBJ, Alx Gordon, TONeill, Dee?

See what 2 HR and 6RBI will do to a manager? Question all other indicators (0 RBI in 2 weeks)

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
3 years ago

Urias over Adam Frazier and Odor?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Five-on-One
3 years ago

oh helllllllll yeah!

Keith Labelle
Keith Labelle
3 years ago

Howdy!

Drop either Cease or McKay for C. Anderson’s 2-start week VS CIN (Gray) & VS CHI (Darvish)?

Thanks!

Also, Urias still available. Grab him over Buxton?

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Another week of Scherzer “might” start Thursday if all goes well. Have to roulete the dice on him, but this came of Max and mouse is wearing out my toilet paper fast.

Pick 2;

Marquez @ CIN
MKelly v BAL
Yuckymoto v ARI
Pineda @ CHW

Scandalous Bob
Scandalous Bob
3 years ago

Who do you think steps in for Kelley – Martin or Leclerc?

If you had to drop one of these guys, which would you drop: Robles, Castellanos, or Conforto?