On the first pitch Justin Upton (2-for-4) saw back from the IL, he slammed it into the seats for his 1st home run. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Anyone who wants to come over on Saturday, I’m doing a screening of the short film I did about O.J. Simpson and a lovable group of his former Bills teammates plotting to break into a Vegas casino to steal back his memorabilia called, O.J.’s Eleven. I play O.J. in blackface.”  People have been asking about adding Justin Upton, and he’s currently owned in 70% of ESPN leagues, though Klara Bell owns 17,000 teams to help fill his virtual trophy case, and doesn’t own Upton, so, technically, Upton’s owned in 101% of leagues, but, if he’s available, I’d add him everywhere.  Prior to his injury, he was a top 30 outfielder, and see no reason why he can’t do something similar from here to there.  There being October.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Mike Trout – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .296, and a triple short of the cycle.  Not quite a Mike drop.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .283.  Podcaster Ralph and I talk about Ohtani on today’s pod, and how well Ohtani has done over the last 162 games worth of at-bats and how he should never pitch again, or maybe as a closer.  It’s not a segment we submit for a Webby, but it’s adjacent to one.

Edwin Jackson – 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 12.43.  His next team is going to be with the Washington Generals.

Cavan Biggio – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, and 2nd two homer game in a week.  Craig Biggio who?!  He’s a Hall of Famer and the father of Cavan.  I know, Random Italicized Voice, it’s a figure of speech.  Oh, yeah, people always go around saying, ‘Craig Biggio who?!’ Yes, very popular.  I grabbed Cavan in another league, maybe he’s starting to figure this shizz out.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  He never hits a home run that isn’t followed by another home run.  I know, technically, that would mean he hits 162 homers every year, but eventual he stops hitting home runs, stop being so literal.

Trevor Williams – Will return on Wednesday to face the Tigers.  Sometimes I say Cougs looks like Paul Williams and that upsets her, so I say it more. Then I send her pictures of Paul Williams over text, saying, “You never told me you did a duet with Kermit the Frog.”  Any hoo! I’m not a fan of Williams this year, but that’s a decent matchup.

Roman Quinn – Activated from the IL. I grabbed Quinn in one league a few weeks ago, because I had an extra IL spot. By the by, not to be Willy Wokestein, but Yahoo still calls it a DL slot on their site, which I imagine is because changing DL to IL would involve hiring someone to work on the site for three-quarters of an hour, and, well, let’s not kid ourselves.  Either way, I like Quinn for cheap steals in deep leagues, especially with Bruce banged up.  Hearing “Bruce banged up,” a 45-year-old woman in Jersey just started fanning herself.

Logan AllenPadres will call up their pitching prospect to fill-in for their other pitching prospect who they’re keeping on a tight innings count.  Of course, the reason is obvious, due to service time, but if you were to stop to think about “their stated” reasons, you’d have an aneurysm. Allen had a 5.15 ERA in Triple-A, but it was in the PCL, which is like hitting with an aluminum bat on the moon…actually, that what it’s like in the MLB now too.  For what it’s Werth, Allen is top 15 on the Prospectonator for rookie pitcher projections.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer.  He was suspended for one game for aggressively arguing with an ump.  You know it’s BS, because Machado’s never done anything aggressively.

Joey Lucchesi – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.74.  Now do it again on the road.  Please, Joey Lucchesi of the Stromboli Crime Family.

Tyler Beede – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.67.  Sonavabench!  I start this guy every time out at home and he’s worse than Nadir Bupkis, then he goes out and does this in Los Angeles.  Jesus H. Christopher Robbin!  By the way, Beede walked Matt Beaty of the Dodgers.  That Beede Beaty AB is now a collector’s item.

Max Muncy – 2-for-3 and his 17th homer.  And you doubted my high ranking of him.  You should’ve been doubting my high ranking of Jesus Aguilar!  Or Nicholas Castellanos.  Or any pitcher.

Tommy Milone – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  If you trusted the Streamonator on this start, and streamed Milone.  Cheers!

Tom Murphy – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .300.  Member when the Rockies refused to start Murphy for three years straight?  Good stuff, Rox!

Mike Fiers – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.28.  Why did yesterday feel like the day to stream everyone? Even Cashner pitched well, and that’s the 1st time in the history of the English language anyone has ever said that.

Dallas Keuchel – Expected to return on Friday.  Yo, when’s Kimbrel returning?  He only needs to throw one inning.  Asking as a stunod who owned him longer than any MLB team this year.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 hits, 2 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.94.  Whack Zeeler is a very special kind of pitcher. He manages to turn every scoring opportunity for the opposing team into runs.  Great work, Whack.

Mike Soroka – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.12.  Why can’t I have one pitcher who fends off the Regression Fairies like it’s a group of straight guys discussing the oeuvre of Kevin Smith.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Tildaddy says every day is Father’s Day and belches!

Ozzie Albies – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .286.  Braves’ eight-hole hitter is hitting better than the Mets’ three-hole hitter.

Brian McCann – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .303.  Too bad you weren’t more anal retentive and went for McCann over Posey.

Raisel Iglesias – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.97, as he pitched from the 8th until one out in the 9th, then ceded the save opportunity to Michael Lorenzen.  You remember when Raisel criticized the Reds for how they were using him?  Well, you don’t have to remember, that’s my job, as well as going up to strangers on the street asking them for change.  Wanna find a quick way for a team to mess with you even more? It’s by criticizing them on usage, and yesterday was a great example.

Miles Mikolas – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.48. Guess we shouldn’t have worried so much about Mikolas in this layup matchup, and went with the cold hard facts of the Streamonator.

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 10th homer, and a standard, run-of-the-mill, bunt double.  Or more accurately, “I’m a bunt that trickles to where the shortstop should be and allows the hitter to run to 2nd.  I’m not actually a double, call me a stunt double.”

Elieser Hernandez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.95.  Wow, one of my random pickups actually worked out.  I’ll be a jackass’s monkey.  Caleb Smith is returning to bump Elieser or Yamamoto, and, outside of deep leagues, it’s hard to recommend either.  Elieser interests me more, because his slider’s got a little bite and he has solid command.

Mike Clevinger – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.70, as he was activated from the IL.  I’ve mentioned this before, and I will mention this one last time before going back to goofing on him, but I don’t trust back issues to be solved that quickly, though, I admittedly don’t know how severe his were.  Just throwing up some warning flags.  *wipes mouth* I really shouldn’t have eaten those warning flags.

Oscar Mercado – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting near .370 in the last week and two steals in the previous two days.  Hot schmotato alert!

Hunter Pence – Hit the IL with a right groin strain.  His left groin is the man groin. His right groin is the bird groin. Called up to replace him was Willie Calhoun (0-for-3, 1 run), who I added in one league, and I’m day-to-day with Calhoun, because I’ve been burned by him so many times I’ve go asbestos fingers as they say in every episode of Top Chef.

Danny Santana – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (8), hitting .305. Dannys Antana might also be a recipient of some extra playing time with Pence (and Mazara) banged up.

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.16.  Been about two weeks of me saying you should just pick up Lynn.  Gotta start to wonder if you’re just reading for s’s and g’s, and, if so, that’s cool too.

Rick Porcello – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.31.  CWM’ing Porcello, but he’s one of the few pitchers I’ve seen with an xFIP north of 5.00, which is really something even with Capri Sun straws stuck in the balls.

Jose Berrios – 8 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  Due to Berrios, I went looking for Quality Start leaders, and that led me to Fox Sports.  Woof!  Actually, that’s what the dog says.  The Fox says Berrios is in the top three Quality Starts, which is what I assumed, thereabouts.  I assumed and thereabouts are two hedges making a positive.

Yonny Chirinos – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.00.  Didn’t get the win, and was overshadowed by his opponent, but in The House They Built Across From The House Ruth Built? Damn good start for Yonny. Streamonator sorta likes his next one, and I wouldn’t hesitate starting him.

Masahiro Tanaka – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.23.  From a real baseball standpoint, this was against the Rays, and he just steamrolled them.  Fun fact!  Steamrolling comes from dim sum ladies pushing steamed pork buns to the other side of the restaurant and through lots of hungry people.

Cameron Maybin – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and, like, his 7th homer in the last two days.  I guess schmotato, but Aaron Judge and Giancarlo are returning any day, and Maybin’s about to get steamrolled.  “Judge is pushing shumai at 3 o’clock!”

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  “That’s not shumai, it’s LeMahieu sitting on a cart!”

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Gregjeffries
Gregjeffries
3 years ago

Great stuff as always Grey!

Which side you prefer?
Altuve & Lucchesi (or Severino) vs F. Montas & Ryu

Thanks much!

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
3 years ago

Kikuchi :(
Even with a green number under his name SON should put an asterisk with the warning **MAYBE THE ONLY PITCHER WORSE THEN EDWIN JACKSON**

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

goes to check FIP for SP in entire league.
kikuchi (before today, 76th worst at 5.30)
e-jax (3rd worst, the others are cobb at 11.85 and tropeano)

if we adjust to say minimum 30 innings:
kikuchi (38th worst, slightly better than leake his team mate)

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

Maybin just homered again.

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

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

Moran and Bader are on my bench.

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

Anything I should do there?

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

Any upgrades there?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Lorenzen out there for the save again tonight… what are the Reds doing? Chasing saves has been an exhausting exercise this year – I feel like saves have too many faces this year

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Francisco Lindor with the massively fat ticker tease

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Odor or Urias (as bench bat).

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Drop blake parker for gallen in my 16-team keeper with NSVH as a category? Other RPs are Diaz, Buttrey, Vazquez, D. Castillo, and Lugo.

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Elieser is also available…which Marlin you prefer?

Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands
Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands
Reply to  Drew
3 years ago

pretty sure gallen was simply taking a shit when they set up the line “promotions to MLB for MIA arlins SP” or MIA arlins are just stupid town.

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Drew
3 years ago

Or is another RP the drop?…or hold?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
3 years ago

Grey!

Loves the write up and hope I’m not too late.

1) Ketel Marte and Giolito for Bryant
2) JRam and Giolito for Bryant

Which side?

Thanks,
LG

Trickrey
Trickrey
3 years ago

I was offered Vlad Jr. for my Jose Ramirez in a 5×5 OBP redraft league. Jose has kind of been a bench bat for me as I wait til he hopefully turns it around. Who would you prefer ROS?

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

Pete Beef!

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Goldschmidt for Benintendi?

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

What about Goldy and Pham for Judge? Too much. I need to move Goldy to make room.

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thought so. Thanks!

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
3 years ago

add Reynolds, Cooper, or Bruce for Avisail in a h2h 7×7 yahoo league with OBP and OPS?

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

Hey Grey – which side do you like in this 12 teamer keeper? Is it close?

Nonkeeper yelich + $3 Ryu + JDyson + $1 Garver

$31 Scherzer, $27 Springer, Chrinos

Thanks!

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

Drop Blake Parker for Barnes or Braiser?

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

My Dahl and Avisal for Ozuna no brainer?

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Mookie and Y. Chirinos for Acuna, who wins?

cg
cg
3 years ago

I agree on Ohtani. Apparently he is an above average defender on all the corners (even though I have a hard time seeing him at 3rd) so why not play him in the field and use him as a RP? Some sort of fireman roll? If my memory serves me correctly, they also have two other players who can play the field/pitch in the minors, so call one of them up and use double switches so losing the DH isn’t really a penalty. I can’t imagine playing 1st/or RF would be so taxing on his arm that he couldn’t also be a relief pitcher.

YC
YC
3 years ago

Hey Grey- Wheeler dropped in my 12 team league. I have a high waiver order priority. Is he worth the risk?

Thanks

Russ
Russ
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
12 Team H2H Categories

Who do you like better for a stream?

Pivetta @ WAS
Gibson vs. BOS

Thanks!

stevie
stevie
3 years ago

Better streaming option for Wednesday?
Matz @ Atl
Bassitt vs Bal
Mahle vs Hou
B.Keller @ Sea

Saint
Saint
3 years ago

Hello Grey,

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

Domingo or Puig ROS

Thanks again for your thoughts

Ralphy
Ralphy
3 years ago

Luke Jackson was dropped in my league. Would you drop Leclerc for him?

Karlj
Karlj
3 years ago

Grey
I need help with a few deals on the table . Which one do you prefer?
My Berrios for Bryant
My Berrios for E Rosario
My Hill for Kepler

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
3 years ago

Choose one for saves

Brasier, barnes, swarzak, buttrey, elias

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Haha yuck. I do seem to remember you saying recently that you were done with barnes. Shows how little you think of the others on the list. Thanks!

hankg
hankg
3 years ago

Better bench bat – Olson or Biggio? Thanks.

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
3 years ago

if only Dahl were batting like 3 or 4 in a pretty loaded lineup and got to play half his games in a good hitting park, say, Coors field or something…. then maybe we could hold him… :-)

in all seriousness though, this dude is pure. projecting like a 30/10 guy who can hit .300 (maybe not 30 this year, but it’s there) has all five tools, and as many opposite field home runs as I’ve seen from anyone.

fantasy baseball aside, he’s 25 and legitimately breaking out. one of the really, really good young baseball players in the league. Grady Sizemore-ish with a better bat, and tick less speed.

Your thoughts?

*sorry – posted this above but didn’t meant to

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hope so too. Interesting on the lack of fly balls… I sorted last 30 days during this heater he’s been on, and same flyball rate of 30.9%, ugh.

How does he get such absurd BABIP’s?

.404 BABIB in 62 games in 2016
.311 BABIP in 2018
.432 BABIP in 62 games in 2019

then had a 230 game stretch in 2015/2016 (accross a few different levels) where he averaged like a .375 BABIP…

what’s up with this? do good hitter tend to stay above the .300 BABIP line?

This seems like a decent sample size… just don’t know what to make of it.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Whirlaway
3 years ago

I think a lot has to do with that oblique injury, not sure exactly where his was, but i had a similar one in high school ball… really sucks, takes a long time to fully heal. My guess is the lingering effect of it on his swing. The barrel-to-ball is there, hardhit% is there, exit velo is almost back to speed, its just his launch angle thats still done. Seems like the uppercut swing might still hurt a little and swinging the old school Jeter inside-out way feels less weird in the movement.

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 years ago

Interesting, yeah I’m really hoping injuries don’t follow this guy.

Also, zero L/R splits is just ridiculous. Career .309 vs lefties, career .307 vs righties.

Now, the Home/Road splits look much for intriguing. Career .350 hitter at Coors; Career .256 hitter on the road… hmm

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

which is nuts about his hit tool, cus he might win a batting title with a get-me-through-the-season swing… bahahaha

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

For sure. I trust y’all to let me know his fantasy value… but real life value… dang. Dahl can ball!

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
3 years ago

grey, are or would you starting Logan Allen tonight vs the Brew Crew?

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
3 years ago

Muncy or Hoskins ROS for counting stats?

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Biggio or Reddick for a utility spot?

NUX
NUX
3 years ago

Deal on the table. 5×5 Roto.

Treinen + Soroka
or George Springer

Close?

Skeezix
Skeezix
3 years ago

OK Grey, waiver wire preferences!

Framber Valdez, Zach Plesac, Kyle Gibson or Pablo Lopez?

Garrett Cooper or David Fletcher?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Looking to trade off 2020 draft picks for the stretch run from a selling team to push. Few questions- 12 team 6×6 OPS QS league

1.) What order would you get rid of guys Inc this bunch? Specifically, guys I’d give back to him-
Moran, Gurriel Jr., Alfaro (catcherless), Strop (a week of closer?) Cooper, La Stella, PLopez, I Kennedy

2.) Rank these sets of players, I need to determine who id get the best value on-
A.) Montas, Morton, Castillo, Woodruff, Hamels, Lynn
B.) Starling Marte or Eloy
C.) Doolittle, EDiaz, JHicks, WSmith

Sorry for the long question. Thanks.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I poorly worded question 1…. he’s gonna take back anyone I give him, so basically to reverse rank them

primetime
primetime
3 years ago

Grey, would you drop D German for F Valedez?

10 team keeper league.

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
3 years ago

12 team, yahoo, 5×5.

give- Max Scherzer, Jorge Polanco.
get- Alex Bregman, Freddie Freeman

is this good for Scherzer?

MY TEAM
CA- Grandal. 1B- Hoskins. 2B- Muncy. 3B- Chapman. SS- Turner.
OF- KDavis. OF- MxSmith. OF- Meadows. UT- Polanco. UT- Mancini
BN- Cano, LeMahieu, Hicks, Seager, Reynolds.
SP- Scherzer, Buehler, Clevinger, Rodriguez, Maeda.
RP- Osuna, Vazquez, Kimbrel.

KRS2
KRS2
3 years ago

I’m running away with steals. My Mondesi and Skaggs for his Snell/Schoop?

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

Ohtani or M Olson in h/h points redraft

Jon
Jon
3 years ago

I have a glut of OF and am short on SP. Trade Stanton for Charlie Morton?

motown_magic
motown_magic
3 years ago

Grey,
10 Team Roto: 1st in runs. RBis, Hrs, OBP. middle of the pack in steals. Awful with ERA and Whip.

I know it’s late today for ya already. Which side:

I get Story
Give: Vic Robles, Jorge Polanco, Zach Wheeler

I have Xander at SS already, and Kingery at OF/SS
OF: Rhys, Bellinger, Conforto, Beni, Robles, Judge coming back.

Pitching is my weakness: Ryu, Berrios, (both acquired in trades), Stras, Clev, Marquez, Wheeler, Lucchesi, Plesac.

I know it’s a haul I’m giving. Think it’s worth it?

motown_magic
motown_magic
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you good sir. Need to maintain my grip on these categories, and give Berrios and Ryu time to pull me out of the depths that Wheeler, Marquez, Darvish and Folty dragged me into. (latter 2 are long gone). Appreciate ya, best part of my mornings

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

Giolito & Tanaka for T Bauer …h/h points redraft

Which side

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Close or not so & thanks

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

Shallow 8 team H2H points league

Activating Stanton today but have to drop an OF. Who do you drop?

Eloy or Conforto?

Tavern
Tavern
3 years ago

Have a hold on 2nd place in my H2H redraft points league (pretty standard ESPN scoring). Would you drop Nick Markakis for Franmil Reyes, Hunter Pence (even though he just hit the IL) or Nick Castellanos? Looking for Rest of Season advice. Thank you.

Caps
Caps
3 years ago

Will I regret dropping Victor Robles for the likes of Olson and Soler in a points league?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Would you throw Heaney out there tomorrow @ TOR?

Will
Will
3 years ago

I’m?? in a 12 team NL-ONLY 5×5 keeper league (we keep 4 players)

?

I currently have a very ?large lead (28 points over 2nd place team) but I want to keep the pedal on the gas to keep getting better. The 2nd place team has a stacked lineup and has the potential to make up serious? ground on me…his pitching has been bad, but he has made some acquisitions to get better (Ryu/Kershaw). (He currently has a 2 out of 12 in ERA and a 3 out of 12 in WHIP). He has approached me about making a deal and I’m wondering whether to take it.

Paul Goldschmidt has been a dis?appointment so far, and I’m wondering if this is the start of a downward trend in his career. He still has name value, so I’m wondering if I deal him now.

?

The 2nd place owner has made me 2 offers –

Offer #1 –

I get – Rhys Hoskins, Aaron Nola

i trade – Paul Goldschmidt, Luis Castillo

Offer Number 2 –

?

I get – Marcel Ozuna, Aaron Nola

I trade – Paul Goldschmidt, Luis Castillo

Do either of these moves make sense? Do I have the pitching depth to absorb Nola?

?

Here’s my team – ?

C – JT Realmuto
C – Yadier Molina?
1b – Paul Goldschmidt
2b – Daniel Murphy
SS – Paul DeJong
3b – Mike Moose?
1b/3b – Jeff McNeil??
2b/SS – Eduardo Escobar
OF – Charlie Blackmon
OF – Lorenzo Cain
OF – Yasiel Puig
OF – Bryan Reynolds
Util – Jarrod Dyson?
Util – Christian Walker

P – Max Scherzer
P – Criag Kimbrel
P – Patrick Corbin
P – Luis Castillo
P – Zack Greinke?
P – Brandon Woodruff
P – Kenta Maeda?
P – Kanley Janson?
P – Raisel Iglesias???
P – Wade Davis????

I currently have 12 out of 12 in ERA and WHIP and Strikeouts and a 10 out of 12 in WIns.

??

If I turn down his offers, the other owner will trade Hoskins for Jacob DeGrom and his SP will be Nola/Kershaw/DeGrom/Ryu/Fried….arguably better than mine. Do I ignore what he does and stick with the team that’s given me a ?28 point lead?

???

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for your reply!

1 – Do you think Nola will out-perform Castillo rest of this season?

2 – who do you prefer between Hoskins and Ozuna?

Johnny
Johnny
3 years ago

Would trade Jose Ramirez and Mike Clevinger for Degrom? or David Dahl and Clevinger for Degrom? 5×5 OBP and QS league

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Johnny
3 years ago

I would.

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Lots of chatter about Rhys and underlying numbers suggesting a cold spell coming up, bla bla bla.
What is your worry-ometer at on him?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

me neither. Stupid nerds.

prey879
prey879
3 years ago

Are you looking to sell David Dull? Or do you think the dongs will come?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  prey879
3 years ago

See above – i asked the same question – coolwhip also provided some insight as well

prey879
prey879
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Thanks!

Blue Devil
Blue Devil
3 years ago

My Arenado for his Bellinger? Or should I go after a top pitcher as I would like trade Sale away. He know how he does in the second half.

I have Rendon for 3B so I can put 1B Pete at 1B/3B and slide Bellinger in the OF.

Blue Devil
Blue Devil
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I would like to upgrade my OF and Sale struggles in the second half so I would like to get a pitcher who will be more consistent.

sal
sal
3 years ago

Do you expect grandal to finish the year as a top 3 catcher?

Blue Devil
Blue Devil
3 years ago

Verlander and A. Chapman for Swanson, Sale and Doolittle?

Which side?

MJP
MJP
3 years ago

Chavis or Urias ROS?

msh2404
msh2404
3 years ago

Altuve, Ozuna, Gallo, Vlad, Thor FOR Bellinger, Clevinger, Sano, Pederson, Renfroe

Which side?

Thanks

NUX
NUX
Reply to  msh2404
3 years ago

Altuve side by a lot

Doggie
3 years ago

Who do you like better for ROS? Dahl or Laureano?

Thanks!

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
3 years ago

Hey Grey,
Would you take a flyer on M.Carpenter turning his season around? I would essentially be dropping a streamer slot to give him a shot to go on a hot streak. I have Albies at 2B so he could sub in for Albies if Ozzie gets cold again

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

Time to drop Yordan-o Alvarez??? ;-)

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

They aren’t the Brewers silly. lol.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

1-9 with 4 Ks over his last 2 games – including the game ending K last night against Lorenzen – BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I say! BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

No, if they’re smart they’ll do some complex arithmetic and decipher that Yordan has hit one fewer HR in 7 games than Yuri has in 75. It will take a rocket scientist to conclude that they should keep Yordan and drop Yuri. We all know what the Rockies would do, but hopefully the ‘stros do right…

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Well, he is starting tonight in an NL park over Redphallus.

Matty
Matty
3 years ago

Story for Tildaddy fair in a 6×6 dynasty with OPS?

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Y. Chirinos and Reddick for Bryant a fair offer?

Jedi
Jedi
3 years ago

Grey,

Which one of these SPs would you pick up to stream tomorrow?:
-Davies (@SD)
-Eflin (@WAS)
-Fried (vNYM)
-Ponce de Leo (vMIA)
-Pivetta (@WAS)

Thanks!

Ron Swansob
Ron Swansob
3 years ago

Should I deal Bauer for Ozuna? If not, what other OF’s would be a good return for him?

James Bolger
James Bolger
3 years ago

Would you trade my Soroka for his Glasnow given likely innings limitation?

Kyle Eichinger
Kyle Eichinger
3 years ago

Keeper:
Would u trade Arenado ($21) for Bellinger ($6)? Have Bregman i can slide into 3B.

TC
TC
3 years ago

Update to yesterday’s question. Tim Anderson and Michael Conforto to get Mondesi in a keeper with standard 5×5 categories. Already have Trea as one of my SS. Thanks.

TC
TC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

You see Mondesi growing into any more power, or is he probably capped around 12-15? Thanks

We keep 15, so I would have Trout, Bryant, Trea, Springer, JAbreu, Benintendi, GSanchez, Muncy, Mondesi, Wander, Hiura, Scherzer, GCole, Bauer, and Clevinger after year 6 of the league.

schloofy
schloofy
3 years ago

I have to drop someone to activate Stanton. 10-team cats league with OBP/SLG.

My options appear to be Robles, Domingod, Daniel Murphy. Could also drop Matt Barnes.

2nd question: Worth dropping another of those guys to activate Calhoun?

Thank you for the fun blog and the advice.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

EdRod, Pablo Lopez, Sampson, Perez, Strahm or stream my 5th/6th SP spots? Pick 2 please…12 team 5×5 roto

erad
erad
3 years ago

Lance Lynn is my ace?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Saw his game last night – what I love about Lynn is that he doesn’t get cute with the corners – and just pounds that FB in the strike zone and trusts it’ll get an out… I wish Flaherty would do that more

On the flip side, I watched the Twins/Red Sox game last night and when Blake Parker pitched, the Twins commentators were talking about how Parker sometimes just goes around the strike zone with 2 strikes trying to get the batters to chase instead of just trying to challenge batters with something in the zone

Miguel
Miguel
3 years ago

Would you trade Hoskins for Alonso?

Murph
Murph
3 years ago

Hey everyone – questions on two separate teams.

QUESTION 1: who to cut to activate Clevinger?
Options on Team 1 are: Scott Kingery, Jean Segura, Austin Meadows, Austin Riley, German Marquez, Mike Minor, Matt Boyd or Jorge Alfaro (and go catcherless for a while)

Team 2 – Just ascended to second place in a 5×5 10 teamer.
Lineup is: Alfaro/Alonso/Muncy/Rendon/Tatis/Story/Bregman/Betts/Dahl/Eloy/Yordan/Mallex with Ohtani at DH – Puig & Justin Turner are bench bats.
Pitching: Snell/Clevinger/Bieber/Caleb Smith/Domingo German/Giolito/Chirinos/Lynn/Glasnow (IL)
QUESTION 2: do i have enough SBs to trade Mallex now (and fill his slot with Puig) to target Bauer, Ryu or Morton? Or should i hold?
QUESTION 3: if you support a trade, how would you rank those three targets?

Thanks! Sorry its a long question!!! Come back to the Jersey Shore Grey! Its beautiful!

Adam
Adam
3 years ago

Great article! Could use some help on a trade. Looking at the adv stats Hoskins is looking to take a dive soon so I’m trying to shop him while hes still hitting 270. Offered a trade of Hoskins, osuna, k.Davis and Donaldson for acuna, Votto, Doolittle. Am I giving to much for acuna?

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

12 team H2H 5×5:

Conforto @ ATL (Tehran)
Benintendi @ MIN (Pineda)
Mallex v. KC (Bailey)
Didi v. TB (Stanek)
D. Santana v. KC (Bailey)

Pick 2 to start.

Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Funniest opening paragraph of the season yesterday with the Yankees update. Bravo, sir. Bravo.

Cleavenger looked pretty solid really. With 2 outs he issued a walk & a HR. After that with 2 on, 5.2 IP the bullpen imploded & allowed 2 more to score. He should have probably had a 6 IP QS. 3 ER day. I think he’s ok, but share your concern about the back.

Also, Trevor Noah said my hot sauce “danced on his tongue” – this week is Aubrey Plaza! I friggin love her!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Loved her on PArks & Rec, and she’s soooooooo beautifully weird in interviews.

Do you watch Legion? Her acting is tremendous on that show – shows incredible range & depth. It’s an amazing series.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Honestly it Took me about seven episodes to figure out what the hell was going on, and then the show turn sideways and shows you that you really had no idea anyway. Once that all goes down it’s a pretty amazing show.

James Bolger
James Bolger
3 years ago

Who do you think is the better stash – Jameson Taillon or Tyler Glasnow? Both are on the IL and due back in mid July.

phil
phil
3 years ago

For whatever reason, I’m holding 4 catchers on my team. I only start 2 and like would one on my bench. Who would you drop Molina,Suzuki,B.McCann,Severino?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

B McCann, Murphy, Sisco, Castro?

Does it matter?

Thanks

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

h/h points 12 team redraft….was offered my Hoskins for his Judge…..no brainer without present …y/n

Dong Show
Dong Show
3 years ago

How much is too much to give up for Harper in dynasty?

Guy wants one of these three packages told me to pick the one I’m most comfortable with

Thor, Paddack, Andrew Vaughn
Thor, Glasnow , Andrew Vaughn
Thor, Glasnow , Paddack

I feel like adding anyone of those third pieces would be such a major overpay for a dude hitting like shit and hasn’t been elite for 2-3 years now. Great player, and when he’s on, he can be elite. Thor to me is the pitching version of Harper.

Are any of those actually worth it? I’m always Bat over arm, but even I realize this may not be worth it.

Thoughts and thank you as always!

Dong Show
Dong Show
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

We seemed to have settled on a Glasnow for J-Ram Trade. I’m not his biggest fan, but I’ll buy low on him and wait if I have. Not like I’m using Glas right now anyway. He seems to have Sold Harper for another package (he was shopping him)

Thanks for your advice Grey. Your package was the one I preferred from my own.

Peter Vermes
Peter Vermes
3 years ago

Should I trade Edwin and Riley for Soto and Montas?
Or do better? (Edwin sits on bench a lot as I have Rizzo and Pete Alonso).

MJP
MJP
3 years ago

In need of a 3B after trading for Lindor yesterday.

Chavis or Yandy ROS? (could add both if I drop Hiura from my bench)

What order would you put Chavis, Yandy, and Hiura ROS?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

2 months ago i was dying for J-Upton to come back so I can drop David Dahl – but now I guess I gotta see where Dahl takes me

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Is there anything in his batted ball profile that suggests the homers are coming and he’s just been unlucky? I’m wondering if this is the same case as Devers earlier in the year when he was stuck on 0 homers but he was still hitting the ball well…

In my league though, since we count Ks, i’ll take 25 homers if it means his k-rate goes down to a more respectable 20%-ish – I have enough players whose k-rate has increased this year (looking at you Benintendi)

Coolwhip
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

As I explained in the post about him, he’s been a bit unlucky, few linedrives that didn’t make it over the wall, though some of it is due to his adjusted approach, contact to all fields. Over the last month he’s averaging 1 HR a week and BA 300+ so one hot streak would put him around 25. I’m optimistic he can get there with summer just around the corner.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Coolwhip
3 years ago

I hope Yordan can more than make up for the projected lost power from Dahl

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

if only Dahl were batting like 3 or 4 in a pretty loaded lineup and got to play half his games in a good hitting park, say, Coors field or something…. then maybe we could hold him… :-)

in all seriousness though, this dude is pure. projecting like a 30/10 guy who can hit .300 (maybe not 30 this year, but it’s there) has all five tools, and as many opposite field home runs as I’ve seen from anyone.

fantasy baseball aside, he’s 25 and legitimately breaking out. one of the really, really good young baseball players in the league. Grady Sizemore-ish with a better bat, and tick less speed.

Your thoughts?

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

Hey Grey
WIth Altuve and Dozier coming back this week
Which 2 guys do I drop
Chavis
Cooper
Laureano
Thanks

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

10 team h2h 5X5 with QS and OBP and limited season moves

C R Perez
1B Votto
2B Moustakas
3B Chapman
SS Lindor
CI Olson
MI Polanco
OF JD Martinez
OF K Davis
OF Puig
UTL E Jiminez
UTL Vogelbach
BN Gregorius
BN V Robles

SP Cole, Bieber, Clevinger, Montas, Maeda, Darvish, Canning, Pivetta
RP Smith, Robles, Leclerc, Rogers

BN Taillon, D German

1) A a savy owner just dropped Paddack, even though he is expected back in a week or so, would you drop Pivetta (NYM, @MIA, @NYM), Canning (@STL, OAK, @TEX, @HOU), or Darvish (NYM, ATL, @PIT, @CHW) or one of my bats (Robles, Gregorius, etc)?

2) Similarly, Framil Reyes was just dropped. Drop any of my bats for him?

Thanks!

Pousse-Pousse
Pousse-Pousse
3 years ago

Beautiful Grey-be boy:

Should I drop Omar Narvaez for Chirinos? I like Narvaez well enough, but with Tom Murphy hitting so well, it seems like the catcher situation in Seattle is moving toward 50/50. Alfaro, Jansen, Vazquez et al. also available

We’re a +OPS league, btw

Sam
Sam
3 years ago

I’ve got musgrove and turnbul. Would we drop either or both for Allen (sd), plutko, kiluchi, or Eliezer Hernandez (mia)?
Thanks for the awesome advise!