Jerry Tomato Realmuto (5-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .278) is leading the pack for catchers once again on the Player Rater. Jerry Tomato, just sitting on the top of the heap, telling everyone to ketchup. The cream of the crap hasn’t smelled this bad in a while. Salvador Perez flew so close to the sun last year, that Sal Icarus made us forgot what good catchers are actually capable of when they’re being nice, good little catchers. J.T. Realmuto reminding us that 20-something homers and a .275 average is all you can hope for. Ha, that sounds so nihilistic. German accent, “Das nein else to hope for. Das boot catchers. Excuse me, not boot, how do you say in English das punt. Yes, dat one.” Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 40th homer. Sleep with one eye open, Judge! The Schwammer is coming for that MLB home run lead!

Brandon Marsh – Planted his leg awkwardly and hurt his knee. You’d think a guy named Marsh, who has a beard like a weeping willow, would know how to plant his leg.

Ross Stripling – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.21. Finally I see why the universe had me drop him four months ago and miss out on 16 great starts! You never fail me, universe. *tree falls on my car*

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer. Went to look at the Player Rater for Chapman, and I realized there’s so many of him this year. The 27-30 homer, .230 hitting types — Rizzo, Eugenio, Rowdy, Santander, and, sad voice, Juan Soto.

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, ERA at 2.52 as he returned from paternity leave. Fun fact! Tyler’s a nickname, his first name is Tubal Ligation. Streamonator hates his next one, and, while TL has been great all year, I would worry about that matchup, but only dependent on whether the Cards have clinched all they need to clinch, and how soon prior.

Austin Barnes – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Saw the name Barnes, and I googled Priscilla Barnes. A) She’s still got it. B) She’s originally from Fort Dix. Hehe. C) There’s no C.

Daulton Varsho – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (26) and legs (11). Not sure if he gets there, but a 30/15 season from your catcher would seem noteworthy, but it doesn’t seem like much fuss is being made. Varsho is fussless.

Christian Walker – 1-for-7 and his 35th homer. When people talk about the dead ball, and how only Aaron Judge, being 7′ 4″ and 380 lbs of muscle could hit it out, do they mentioned the Dbags’ Christian Walker would be hitting 84 homers if this were the juiced ball era of 2019?

Nick Lodolo – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.90. Red Sox had Yu Chang as their 1st baseman, so, yeah, I kinda expected more LodoYOLO than LodoLOL.

TJ Friedl – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. He’s cooled off a bit recently, but wouldn’t call him Frigidl.

Nick Senzel – Fractured his toe and finally got that tenth hole punch on his hospital stamp card. Woohoo! He gets a free x-ray next injury! Yes!

Patrick Sandoval – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.01. With good reason, the Streamonator loves his next start, and, after that, I wouldn’t mind seeing him shut down. We had a great run, now let my previous season sleeper sleep.

Garrett Whitlock – Shut down for the season with a hip issue. He was wearing a napkin as a pocket square saying, “Isn’t this hip?” and that was his issue.

Brayan Bello – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.75. Last six starts: 2.67 ERA, and 32 Ks in 30 1/3 IP. Trust him? Not at all, but can’t deny the results.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and he had a triple. J.D. Martinez getting a triple isn’t something you hear often. Still not as unheard of as “Red Sox had Yu Chang as their 1st baseman.”

Rafael Devers – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .292. Feels like a guy who will fall a little between the cracks in next year’s drafts, so we can draft him after the top 20, or maybe I’m Corey Feldman’ing nickels out of a fountain and doing wish fulfillment.

Frankie Montas – MRI on his shoulder showed no structural damage. Sounds like they’re going to wait until next March, and after your draft, to reveal Montas needs surgery and will miss 18 months.

Aaron Judge – 1-for-4 and his 60th homer. As Michael Kay exclaimed, “Slide over, Babe Ruth!” *Babe Ruth collects five bags of corn chips, slides about an inch over* The Maris family watching Aaron Judge thinking, “We don’t mind missing a few more days of work, maybe you don’t hit the home runs so fast.”

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 27th homer, hitting .210. Giancarlo Stanton hits a walk-off grand slam on the night Aaron Judge hits his 60th home run and all of this made possible by Harrison Bader.

Rodolfo Castro – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week, and 19th homer in the last two days. That’s not a hot schmotato…this guy is a hot schmotato!

Bryan Reynolds – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .261. I’ve grown to appreciate Reynolds this season; if he ends up on the Yankees this offseason, I will downright love him.

Spencer Strider – Dealing with a sore oblique. It took the Braves long enough to come up with a fake injury for him that will suddenly be fine in time for the playoffs. Let him rest, please! Because, while Matthew Wilder, said nothing would break his stride; too many innings might break ours.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer. The French Terminator said, “I’ll be back back back back,” but did it in a silly voice like he was pretending to be the ball.

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-4 and his 21st homer. There will be more than enough time this offseason to try to figure out why Swanson went from a possible top 15 overall guy to a 2nd half that had us wondering if Albies or Grissom would replace him in the order.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 37th homer. Albombso!

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 25th homer, which came off Taylor Rogers. Get a load of this foreknowledge! Padres traded Taylor Rogers to the Brewers to give up that home run to Lindor, so the Padres can get that Wild Card and knock out the Brewers! Preller baby yeah!

Carlos Carrasco – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.79. More like Cookie monster. I owned him!

David Villar – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer. Psst! I got a little secret for you. When I wrote Villar as the lede Buy last Friday, I knew he was going to Coors this week. I cheated by looking at his schedule. Don’t tell anyone!

C.J. Cron – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 29th homer. If he hits 31 more homers the final two weeks, I tie on my bet and get my ten dollars back minus the vig! I got this!

Luis Castillo – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.85. Don’t fall apart, man. Not now. Especially not vs. Oakland! *lines up tacks on desk, slams head into tacks on desk*

Tony Kemp – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer. He’s been a hot schmotato longer than either of us have been alive. Or roughly a week. One of those.

JP Sears – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.58. In one league, I’m starting Sears, and it feels like I’m going for broke, which is pretty appropriate with Sears.

Mike Clevinger – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 htis, 3 walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.23. Incredible timing to ruin my trust for five months, then pitch well. Feel like he could’ve went about that a different way.

Akil Baddoo – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a home run. You know he wasn’t great this year but think back on the preseason love. Okay, now how many homers does he have? Haha, nope! Two! That’s Baddoo, as in looking at a baby doing a green smear on your favorite jersey.

Kerry Carpenter – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .261. Cool, but seriously whatever happened to Torkelson?

Gunnar Henderson – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. That Gunnar shot was a bomb. On the reals, he’s been the entire Orioles’ offense since his call-up.

Adrian Sampson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.35 vs. Pablo Lopez – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.88. This matchup was billed as, “One team has David Bote hitting third and the other team has Charles Leblanc, are these two major league teams?” Streamonator for both is a little iffy next time, but I kinda don’t mind Sampson’s next matchup.

Cristian Javier – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.77. Hey, let me ask you something: Have the Astros ever had a bad start? If the Astros trade for Patrick Corbin, I’m in. No questions asked.

Jeremy Pena – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, 2nd homer in the last four games. Definitely has trailed off in the 2nd half, but you’re not going in again next year? Oh you are foolhardy, bro. You are J.J. Hardy’s brother. That’s you, Fool.

Shane McClanahan – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.36. So, you’re saying he’s not right? Cool, maybe tell me before the start next time.

MJ Melendez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .223. Only Michael Jordan’s 2nd homer in September, as he hits .210-ish. Hey, they can’t all be Nick Gordon (3-for-4). That’s right, I snuck in one more schmotato!

Sonny Gray – Hit the IL with a hammy strain, and he’s done for the season. Shame, I had him down for four IL stints this year, and he’s gonna fall just under. Between that and my bet that the Tigers would win the World Series and Dom Smith would lead the majors in homers, it wasn’t a great year for betting. As I always say, it’s only a gambling problem if you’re losing! So, here’s to next year!

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lolmets
lolmets
13 days ago

steven kwan needs to be the lead tomo. check in him on the 30 day player rater after today. kwan is amazing and you haven’t stopped talking shyt about him for the last 2 months.

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  lolmets
13 days ago

straight up carrying teams to victory

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  lolmets
13 days ago

you already don’t know

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lolmets
lolmets
13 days ago

im in the playoffs now should advance but just thinking imagine if i had judge instead of vlad

Hamporter
Hamporter
Reply to  lolmets
13 days ago

Just out of curiosity, where is your site that offers free daily content and advice? I’d love to check it out sometime!

I am a Freeman
I am a Freeman
13 days ago

Siri or Franmil ROS? How about as a keeper? Thanks!

I am a Freeman
I am a Freeman
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Lux over either? I see Kelenic is back too. Thank you.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
13 days ago

How do you feel about Ranger v ATL tomorrow? SON has him at a buck 40 overall, with 0.50 for a QS. 12 teams…

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
13 days ago

10 team redraft H2H. Infield issues. Holding Story, don’t know why they haven’t IL’d him. Hoping to still get some good starts from him.

Red-hot A. Rosario available off waivers tomorrow. Who is the drop, Mateo or Grissom?

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
13 days ago

Would you start any of these?

Keller (vs CHC)
Wesneski (@ PIT)
Garrett (vs WAS)

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
13 days ago

Streaming Roansy… SON is just wrong!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  frankgrimes
13 days ago

Those 10 Ks tho!

stevie
stevie
13 days ago

One more start em or sit em for tomorrow; Flaherty @ SDP?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
13 days ago

Hi Grey,

1. Would you start Nick Lopodo home against Milwaukee?

2. i was going to to sit Miles Mikolas at SD. Do you agree?

3. Would you pick up Drey Jameson of AZ and waive Dean Kramer. Dean’s next start is home against Houston and on the road against Boston. Drey does not have yet a start.

4. i was going to starting Ty France at Oakland and sitting Luis Rengifo at Texas. just not sure. what would you do?

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Thanks! You made me feel better!

Gotime
Gotime
13 days ago

Pts league +7 IP +2 K, -3 Hits and Walks -12 Homer
Could you rank the starts:
Roansy @ Yankees
Crotes vs. Bos
German vs. Bos
Mikolas @ SD
Shane vs. Tor (not sure injury news)

Last edited 13 days ago by Gotime
Cohen
Cohen
13 days ago

Would u stream Taillion at home vs Redsox?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
13 days ago

So if, a sizable if, McClanahan stays on his regular schedule his next 2, and possibly final 2 of the season, starts are vs. Toronto and at the Stros. I moved on where I had other options.

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
13 days ago

Boba @ Thor
or
Adames vs T. Walker

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
13 days ago

Soooo many guys fell completely off the map this second half. Swanson, Devers, Stanton, Soto, Robert….Bellinger even somehow worse than the 1st half!

Josh
Josh
13 days ago

Hey Grey, thanks again for doing what you do!

In a 15-team keeper league, which of these players do you like best (room to keep 4 of the 10)?

Melendez
N Gordon
Endy Rodriguez
Rodolfo Castro
Meadows
Bradish
Joe Ryan
Ashby
Hunter Brown
Gavin Stone

Brandon
Brandon
13 days ago

Hey Grey,

Would you please pick one to start?

Jon Gray vs CLE
Marcus Stroman @ MIA

Thanks!

Clase Act
Clase Act
13 days ago

Hi Grey,

Great job as always!

I’m in the finals of my keeper h2h.

I had McClanahan going last night and my opponent had Gibson so the terrible starts balanced out!

With that in mind would you start either or both of the following?

Kluber vs. HOU
Stroman @ MIA

If you had to pick just one I’m assuming it would be Stroman?

Thanks,

Cersy

Cohen
Cohen
13 days ago

Would u start
Cobb at Arizona
Cabrera home vs Wash
And which start do u like better?

toolshed
toolshed
13 days ago

So I need to cut a reliever in a saves + hold format for a starter since I lost gray. Would you rather cut doval or fairbanks?
Tbr schedule: tor, cle, @hou, @bos
Sfg shcedule: @az, col , az, @sd

Thanks

Hoove
13 days ago

don’t give up on Tork, Grey–in September, he’s at .278 with a 14.5% K% and 9.5% BB%, .371 OBP, average EV of 94 mph, wRC+ of 137. He’s walking more, striking out less, hitting the ball harder…kust kayin’…

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
13 days ago

I posted this last night but you may have missed it.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for telling me not to start Stripling!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Justin Ralph
13 days ago

Sometimes it’s the starts you don’t make rather than the ones you do.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
13 days ago

Very true.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Justin Ralph
13 days ago

great advice! Very fantasy player should post this motto on their desk!

Longbeachyo
Longbeachyo
13 days ago

Would you start Bryce Elder vs the Nats or Bradish vs the Astros?

Hamporter
Hamporter
13 days ago

Championship week, added Rodolfo, Kemp, and Nick (not strange?) Gordon and dropped Story for Domingo Acevedo to vulture some saves to win that category…Just how I had it planned in April.

If I could see my team at the draft that I had now, I would have assumed I was in last place or the Pirates management took over my team.

Anyway, all out of moves for the year, so thanks for the assistance once again!

Russ
Russ
13 days ago

Hey Grey,
Best bet for a QS?

Mitch Keller vs. CHC
Taillon vs. BOS
Hayden Wesneski @PIT

3mango
3mango
13 days ago

HI Grey!
What are your thoughts on Reyes ROS?
Schedule is @PIT, vs PHI, vs CIN. ROS
Drop and stream, or play? (10tm roto, no keep)
P.S. I would have loved to pick up Rengifo (Hot on 7-day hitter) but he was scooped up yesterday).
Thanks and have a great day!

3mango
3mango
Reply to  3mango
13 days ago

Drop and pick up for Tony Kemp? (got that from reading comments below)

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Yeah, I was leaning that way. Do you think he will sit more vs. LHP?

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Yes, I totally can..Thanks a billion!

3mango
3mango
Reply to  3mango
13 days ago

He would platoon with Carroll. hahaha! (not hahhaha). i will have to figure it out.

3mango
3mango
Reply to  3mango
13 days ago

Until Marte comes back..ugh

Hank
Hank
13 days ago

Grey,

How confident are you in the following? Are they must starts, maybe, or avoid?

Gausman vs PHI
McCullers vs TB

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
13 days ago

Sit one today:

Cron vs. SF Webb
Christian Walker @ LAD May
Willy Adames vs NYM T. Walker

ashtray
ashtray
13 days ago

Tony Kemp or Rhys Hoskins in an OBP/SLG league for this final week?

ashtray
ashtray
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Felt goofy to ask. Championship week doesn’t suffer no cold streaks.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
13 days ago

I am all-in on the ‘don’t pay for top catchers’ strategy, even in a 2-catcher league. But I think you are underselling the value of JT this year (“20-something homers and a .275 average is all you can hope for”). Sorry but those 17 steals are quite the bonus. potential for 20-20 + good average (.275 is quite good in today’s game) = top 30 on player rater. Check my math. He has returned more value than his likely cost in most drafts this year. Didn’t draft him anywhere, but envious of those that did.

Gator
Gator
13 days ago

Adames is ranked #37 on the Player Rater. How does that align with where you might project him for 2023? Great season again. Lots of good stuff. Thanks

Coolwhip
13 days ago

1. Living la Villar loca!

2. of course he planted it weird, marshlands are not very stable ground

stevie
stevie
13 days ago

It’s probably been asked, but how do you feel about starting or sitting Webb @ Col today and Severino vs Pit. assuming he’s activated?

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  stevie
13 days ago

No on Webb.
Meh on Severino depending on needs, format, etc.

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
13 days ago

Grey if you had to choose between these starts, which would you take:

Cobb @AZ ?

Or

Marco Gonzales @ KC ?

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Awesome, thank you sir !

Crunch time, have a few leagues where 1st and 3rd is between 1-5 points, so every start and AB matters. Gotta optimize as much as possible.

Wish me luck out there !!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
13 days ago

Should have also asked, if you had 23 innings left in a roto, would you hold onto Charlie Morton for future starts? His next one is @PHI, then probably NYM, with an outside chance of closing @MIA (but probably not bc playoffs). I imagine the answer is no, but thought I’d check.

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
13 days ago

23 innings is not a lot for basically 2 weeks…..Keeping Morton would depend on your other pitchers, SP and RP, and remaining schedules. Probably no need to keep him, but again, depends on your roster.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  B the Esq.
13 days ago

I got Cole, Ohtani, Gallen too, and a list of relievers. I won’t start Gallen @LAD most likely, but still.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
13 days ago

Losing Sonny and Strider the first week of playoffs sucks. I’m 20-4 reg season versus 13-11 team that squeaked in. He’s on fire and I’m reeling from -16 point start Monday from Sonny.

Today I have Gausman @PHI, Lynn vs CLEV. Hoping Gausman comes through. My SPs rest of this week: Giolito vs DET, Urquidy @BAL, Bassitt @OAK, Merrill Kelly vs SF. Mehhhh not greatest.

I have FA cash for one pickup ROS. 14 teamer, only decent SPs available: Freeland vs SD, Kremer vs HOU. Drey Jameson is interesting but no idea if he stays up or get another start this week; same with Luis Ortiz, Wesneski.

Schedule falls perfectly for other team. He’ll have ten starters for the week (max seven per week, but as many on last day as possible) to my seven scheduled. I’m down 90 points.

Even if my offense is good I need another SP to go. So is it Freeland or Kremer?

Can’t believe my season can end like this! It’s maddening.

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Hebrew Hammer
13 days ago

I would avoid HOU if possible, but SD isn’t the best of alternatives, but still better.

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

I didn’t bother to mention Manea @COL :)

Freedminds
Freedminds
13 days ago

Grey,

You starting Lynn home to Cleveland or Bailey Ober @ KC today ?

Also, you keeping McClanahan? Apparently his removal last night wasn’t related to the shoulder, was a neck issue. He gets Toronto home next

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

After Toronto he gets Houston again away… Man does it hurt to drop a guy like that but in redraft where its close, gotta be swift with the cuts

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
13 days ago

Would you start either/both of the returning Severino (PIT) or Wheeler (TOR) today, or would you be too concerned about innings limits and/or rust?

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
13 days ago

Depends on your league settings and needs. If no limit on innings or starts, and/or just looking for points, throw them both out there.
If innings limits or concern for ratios, less ideal to start them until you see a game from them.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  B the Esq.
13 days ago

H2H, and it’s Wednesday, so counting stats vs ratio calculus is unclear.

mattdips
mattdips
13 days ago

Hey Grey! So far, not bad in my championship matchup. Used 2/4 of my transactions and need to be strategic the rest of the week.

Streams for the weekend look particularly weak so I’d consider one stream before Saturday if there’s a decent win probability. Here are streams I’m considering:
Wed (today): Snell v STL ($22.2), Luzardo v. CHC ($26.3)
Thurs: Greene v MIL ($20.3)
Fri: C Morris @ TEX ($8.0)
Sat: Cobb @ ARI ($9.4), Davis Martin v DET ($16.9)

My drop candidates are C Holmes (vs PIT today then vs BOS the rest of the week; I have Bautista, Hendriks, and Hader and am down 1-0 in SV so far), or Joc (@ COL through Thurs then @ Ari Fri-Sun). Joc playing a righty tonight and tomorrow at Coors.

Ks I am up 28-17 and have a bit more volume left. Wins tied at 2 but he has Scherzer and DeGrom against the A’s this weekend.

Thanks!

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
13 days ago

J.T still getting it done………..funny earlier in the season JT was lost at the plate the local media was saying he is showing signs of being finished as a top tier catcher but i guess they have a show to do every day

VASH
VASH
13 days ago

In a keeper oBP H2H…rather keep Brandon nimmo, josh lowe or cal Raleigh, christian walker.

Simple answer is Nimmo?

I have Tyler Stephenson as a keeper for reference, just wondering…as I like young talent with upside.

CTFDU
CTFDU
13 days ago

Hi Grey, Zac Gallen @LAD tomorrow? Streamonator says 2.4 of value

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  CTFDU
13 days ago

Depends on needs, league type, etc. If just looking for counting stats, sure, but ratios could be problematic, and unlikely to get a W.

VASH
VASH
13 days ago

Would you rather keep Sears or Ranger Suarez as a keeper in a 5×5 h2h league?

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  VASH
13 days ago

Suarez

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
13 days ago

Morning & Happy National Pecan Cookie day (slow day for holidays I suppose).

Anyway, need to stream to stay in contention this week’s playoff matchup.

Who you like better:

M. Manning (DET) @ BAL
J. Lyles (BAL) v. DET

SON seems to prefer Lyles, but Manning’s been pitching better, so I need a Grey-tiebreaker

Thanks!

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Dancin Homer
13 days ago

Not Grey, but I’d rather pitch Lyles against the Tigers lineup. BAL has become a pitchers park, and DET has very few legit hitters. Also in line for a win probably.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Thank you both for the advice!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
13 days ago

Great write up Grey!

Robert is sitting on my bench going forward this year. Would you take Gunnar or Luis Robert in a keeper?

Thanks!
LG

Last edited 13 days ago by LG Baseball
B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  LG Baseball
13 days ago

Gunnar

I am a Freeman
I am a Freeman
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Unless you think Robert is going to be hurt continuously, I would go Robert hands down. .300/25/25 guy. Gunnar can get hurt too.

galica1234
galica1234
13 days ago

Grey!!!!

Awesome!!!

a. Still recuperating from the time zone change. Had a few takeaways from the ball game (Sep 16, refers) O’s v Toronto (Bradish-Berrios).

1 Berrios really sucked, had just 1 K versus 2 BBs through 5IP. Got two Ks in the 6th after the Jays went up 6-2. None of his changeups he threw with the first pitch were strikes! His arsenal isn’t that great, 4 pitches of meh. Jays got hoodwinked. To be fair, home games with the dome open look to be great for the offense so he could just be being tentative about throwing some pitches in some sequences. Chapman has really taken charge of the offensive gift of the home park, he leads the team in HR hit at Rogers Centre!

2 Jays’ fans booed profusely every time…
a Any O’s pitcher threw to 1st
b Odor came up to hit!!!

Imagine Jays fans booing because he punched Bautista in 2016!! They’re teaching their children to boo.

[Heard at the ball park]
Son: Why are people booing, dad?
Dad: He punched Bautista!
Son: Boooooooooo!

3 Rutschman has a 4.4 WAR as a rookie, trailing only Ripken’s 4.7 WAR for the Os rookie record. Rutschman’s been good.

b. Next season I’ll be drafting Eaton and Sears in round 24/25. Eaton graduated from VMI and Sears from The Citadel. I’ll tell you one thing neither of these guys will get next year. A one-game suspension for sneaking their mobile phone into their uniform pocket when going onto the field like Rodolfo did!!

c. George Carlin quote of the day for September 21, 2022

‘The mayfly lives only one day. And sometimes it rains.’

From Napalm and Silly Putty, 2001

Cheers,
Ante

galica1234
galica1234
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Grey!!!

Exactly. Imagine how people complain about everything. You don’t see the mayfly complain. The female live for 5 minutes!!

Getting close to the end of the season so each quote has to be earth-shattering. I’ll continue to the end of the playoffs with the last quote of the season fans won’t want to miss.

Cheers,
Ante

VinWins
VinWins
13 days ago

re: Cron – It sounds like you don’t think Judge will hit any more home runs. I think that may be optimistic.

re: Clevinger – Blame it on the Cards. They have a total of 12 hits in the last 3 games, and only 8 in the first 6 innings of those games.

Kas
Kas
13 days ago

Gooooood morning Grey!

I’m benching Webb @ COL tonight per your recommendation. My league allows only for a maximum of 7 starts for pitchers, so if he’s on the bench, for the rest of the week I only have 6 starts. I originally had Smyly going tonight but he’s DTD now which makes me not Smyly, so I need to pick up another guy. I was thinking either Stroman tonight vs the Marlins or Wesneski vs PITT. I know they’re not the best options, but we’re talking the Marlins and the Pirates and my choices are limited. Who would you recommend? Thank you.

Last edited 13 days ago by Kas
bt012008
bt012008
13 days ago

Good morning. Would you trust Wheeler to help ratios today? Or am I being overly optimistic because a few months ago I traded Strider for him and I’ve had nightmares about it every night since and I need Wheeler to pitch well to help me sleep better during the offseason? Thank you!

bt012008
bt012008
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
13 days ago

The first round draft choices from the last week of RCL drafts and their current Player Rater ranking:

3 Trea Turner
4 Freddie Freeman
5 Jose Ramirez
6 Mookie Betts
13 Kyle Tucker
15 Shohei Ohtani *40 Pitch
18 Bo Bichette
21 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
32 Rafael Devers
41 Mike Trout
46 Gerrit Cole
56 Corbin Burnes
65 Matt Olson
75 Ronald Acuna Jr.
79 Juan Soto
95 Bryce Harper
129 Luis Robert
414 Walker Buehler
488 Ozzie Albies

Olson moved up for a while and now he’s falling fast.

VinWins
VinWins
13 days ago

Realmuto moved up to 29 from 38 this week on the Player Rater.

No newcomers to the Top 20 this week. Alvarez moved up 10 spots while Riley dropped 8 as the biggest movers.

The current Top 20 with their ADP from the final week of RCL drafts:

1 Aaron Judge 24.94
2 Paul Goldschmidt 40.63
3 Trea Turner 2
4 Freddie Freeman 14.44
5 Jose Ramirez 4.56
6 Mookie Betts 16.19
7 Pete Alonso 31.75
8 Yordan Alvarez 20.56
9 Justin Verlander 96.69
10 Manny Machado 21.5
11 Julio Rodriguez 125.5
12 Francisco Lindor 45.69
13 Kyle Tucker 11.13
14 Dansby Swanson 125.5
15 Shohei Ohtani 4.25
16 Adolis Garcia 158.69
17 Austin Riley 42.31
18 Bo Bichette 3.81
19 Marcus Semien 32.5
20 Nolan Arenado 67.13

VinWins
VinWins
13 days ago

Read the blurb on Tyler Anderson and thought there must be a mistake. I saw that he lost. So I went back to the boxscore and see the Dodgers made 4 errors!