Justin Verlander (6 IP, 0 ER, no baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.87) is built different. At 39 years of age, he is dominating like he’s in his 20s. He’s doing things that have never been done before, while just coming back from Tommy John surgery. He truly is remarkable. I have an idea about how he’s performing so well, but to test my theory, I need to sleep with Kate Upton. I will talk to my wife, Cougs, and I will need to get Justin and Kate’s permission, as well. For science is how I will pitch it, and I’ll need to pitch better than Justin to get this to fly. I believe this is a sacrifice all four of us can make. I will be making perhaps the biggest sacrifice. For 2023 fantasy, what will Justin Verlander do as an encore after this season? His peripherals (8.9 K/9, 1.5 BB/9, 3.36 xFIP) look basically the same as his first Cy Young award that he won back in 2011, and, he should win his third this year. There’s no way I’m betting against Justin Verlander next year, not until everyone involved lets me sleep with Kate Upton to see if that has magical powers. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Alex Bregman – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer. Not too Bregman, but he’s actually been great in the 2nd half (hitting .335-ish with eight homers in 31 games).

Byron Buxton – Hit the IL with a hip strain. He blew away my estimate for when his season-ending injury would happen, so I’m not going to claim any sorta victory on Buxton by telling you to avoid him back in March, but I bet where he ends on the Player Rater will be a lot lower than you think, and way below his ADP.

Javier Assad – 4 IP, 0 ER as he was recalled. Let’s get one thing straight, Assad is no friend of ours, but Assad is also no turkey. I’m 100% Syria-ous.

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.11. When Wainwright started pitching in the majors there wasn’t iPads, now they have Pitchcom, that can get Netflix, Hulu and all kinds of other streaming services!

Tommy Edman – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. Not to be a bummer on a night when he actually does something, but he was benched in the first game, and hitting 9th in the 2nd. That induces quite the lip raspberrying.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-7 and his 26th homer. Ya know, Ming’s makes the best Kung Pao Chicken. You don’t eat chicken? Wow, okay, let’s check out their menu. They don’t have it online, but I have the one last copy over here by this open window–NOOO!!! Torenado!

Frankie Montas – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.84. Some of the best pitching I’ve seen from Montas since he’s been on the Yankees, while, at times, he was also not capable of finding the plate. You’d think if he wanted to blow, he would’ve stayed in Oakland.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (48) and legs (14). Not only is he gonna hit 60 homers, but also steal 17 bags? What an insane season. On the Historical Player Rater, the best season of all time is Babe Ruth with 59 HRs and 17 SBs, but he hit .378 and had 177 runs and 171 RBIs! Haha, so crazy. Judge might sneak into the top 25, while being the best season of the last 15 years. Though, I need to ask Rudy to update this, it hasn’t been since 2019, and I know it’s missing Ohtani’s previous year. Right now, Rudy is preparing our fantasy football projections though.

Wandy Peralta – 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.44, and his 2nd save, after relieving Clark Schmidt (3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.18). Yo, real question, has anyone seen Aroldis Chapman in, like the last week or so? Is he still on the Yankees? Cause they seemed to be going out of their way last night to not go anywhere near him.

Evan Longoria – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Carlos Rodon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.81. Really hoping he doesn’t lose velocity in September like he did last year, so I can unequivocally be in on him next year, though, if I’m being honest, I’d be in on him anyway, because he struggled with his arm tiring last year, and was still great this year.

Vinnie Pasquantino – Hit the IL, which sadly is not them beginning to spell linguini with dyslexia. I will miss you forever, Pasketti.

Jonathan Heasley – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.21. He was pulled from the game after vomiting twice in the 5th inning. Heasley leaving it all out on the mound!

Bobby Witt Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 17th homer. BWJ stands for Big Dubya Jr., baby!

Dylan Cease – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.27. Oh, don’t tire now! Just one more month of pitching well! Please! Cease! It rhymes!

Eloy Jimenez – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, but, don’t worry, he left the game with General Soreness and Major Pain in his elbow. They say he’s day-to-day, so…back by May of 2023?

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Will have shoulder surgery and stay in San Diego to rehab. That’s what we should’ve read back in December of last year when he fell off his motorcycle! I can’t believe he wasted nine months, but here we are. Hopefully, Fun’s going the right way now.

Andres Gimenez – 1-for-3 and his 15th homer, hitting .309. Guess where he ranks for batting average? Too slow! 7th overall in the major leagues, and he has a real shot of being the 2nd overall in the American League. Average is still a category in your fantasy league, right?

Oscar Gonzalez – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting near-.340 in the last month, and a little bit of a schmotato if you need average. He has not hit for much power or stolen many bags. Os-Go as far as that takes ya.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. He’s on pace for a 55/8/45/.248/16 in 125 games. Wow, he sucks. Wonder if he could stand close to Oneil Cruz and the guy he hired to teach him hitting, and glom some free advice.

Michael Chavis – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer. This means kinda nothing, but it stood out to me as to how accurate baseball stats are. Or rather inaccurate. His home run would’ve made it out in 29 of 30 parks, and its expected batting average was .090. That makes .090 sense. It shows you why you shouldn’t trust any stats, or at least expected batting average.

Max Fried – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.52. Anecdotally, I was thinking to myself, “Self, Fried hasn’t had one bad start this year,” then I looked at his game log, and not since Opening Day, he hasn’t.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4, and his 13th homer, hitting .258. In almost 70 more at-bats, William Contreras has three more homers, and is DH’ing now.

Kris Bryant – Yet to resume baseball activities, and starting to seem unlikely it’ll happen for him this year. Only five more years, then he can have the biggest contract-year season we’ve ever seen in Colorado, and re-sign with the Rockies for seven more years.

Daniel Bard – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.22, and his 26th save. Bard’s having a season that couldn’t even have been conceived by the Earl of Oxford.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 24th homer. Hmm…So, you’re telling me my preseason bet on Cron to lead the majors in homers isn’t gonna payout? What about the one I made for Dom Smith?

Marcus Semien – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, but still sitting on 19 steals on the year. Mean’s while, his teammate, Adolis Garcia (2-for-4, 1 RBI) stole his 20th bag to become the leagues’s first 20/20 guy. A Semien jack is exactly what I’m thinking about when I mention Adolis was a preseason sleeper of mine. Also, I told you to buy him in July at the Break, when everyone else was saying sell.

Walker Buehler – Underwent his 2nd Tommy John surgery. This sucks to hear. Dodgers can turn a guy like Tyler Anderson into a 47-year-old Hoyt Wilheim with a 90 MPH fastball, so hopefully they can get Buehler through his rehab, but a second Tommy John is not good, and he will be away from us until every bit of 2024.

Tony Gonsolin – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.10, as he outdueled Corbin Burnes (3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 2.84) and has just been better than him on the year, which feels like such an obvious gesture to me saying don’t draft top starters, that I won’t even point it out. I’ll let you figure it out on your own!

Trayce Thompson – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer. He’s been decent for the last month, and have been a bit remiss in not mentioning Trayce, and he sounds like a miss, so what does that mean? I will think on it.

Pablo Lopez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.66. Not saying he had an easy matchup in Oakland, but to really suck you gotta go in the stands.

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. If he’s out there, go ahead and grab him. Hopefully he stays healthy. Cross your fingers, and his legs.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .228, and has four homers in the last five games. Wouldn’t be smart to have him, it would be Eugenius.

Robbie Ray – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.75. Used to exclaim, “Robbie Ray’s back!” And just mean his tight-fitting pants. Used to scream, “Robbie Ray’s ass!” And just mean his pitching. Now, I’m able to scream both with joy. Only took facing the worst team in the history of baseball at home. Or, in Robbie Ray’s case, only took about-facing so he’d stop distracting with those booty huggers. Looking at my fantasy teams, “The only booty I’m hugging now is Sean Manaea.” (I went through five of my teams to find a bad pitcher I was holding. It wasn’t easy to find. My pitchers are really good.)

Joey Meneses – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer. Joey Meneses in from Aunt Flow’s as he will be, periodically.

Nick Lodolo – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.35 vs. Ranger Suarez – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, ERA at 3.38. Is it possible to start two guys in every league and be disappointed by every pitch on both sides of the game? Was trying to YOLO Lodolo, and keep Ranger danger at bay, but this was just a struggle to watch. Not giving up on either, but definitely not beaming either. It is funny how 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER feels okay, but 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER is just such a bleh.

Ross Stripling – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.84. The big bad AL East teams he’s facing, which team would you be worried about? I’m not even sure I’d be worried about the Yankees.

Nathan Eovaldi – Hit the IL. That sucks! Speaking of Nathan’s that suck. Check out this absolute lunatic sucking beer through a hot dog.

Eric Hosmer – Hit the IL. All good, the Red Sox have the top defensive 1st baseman, Franchy Cordero, returning. Hey, don’t badmouth him! Unless you’re making almond paste, don’t be doing any Franchy pan. (A pun enjoyed by literally one 75-year-old British woman.)

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.20. I think I know what that Kluber is using to get high with his conspicuous 4.20 ERA! So, guess what I did yesterday. Used him based off the Streamonator. Guess what I’m doing today? Dropping him.

Christian Bethancourt – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and his 3rd homer in as many games, and he closed it out on the mound too (1 IP, 0 ER). Keep seeing him homer, and thinking, “Nah, I’m not gonna say hot schmotato,” and Bethancourt just keeps hitting for the Tampa Bayeth Rath.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and his 25th homer. Angels owner Arte Moreno says he’s exploring selling the team. Looking to buy the team is Trout, Pujols, Upton, and Rendon.

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Ralphy
Ralphy
5 months ago

How are you feeling about Berti? He’s worthless if he isn’t getting SBs and those have really slowed down. I’m debating dropping him for Nootbar who the 7 day hitter protection likes quite a bit.

Will I regret missing out on Berti SBs?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

Nootbaar or Santander?

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
5 months ago

you see 54 dollar steak pitched yesterday, i had that exact game on/off on tv but was off during that, noticed it in box scores/play by plays just now though

that’s not serial killer stuff sucking beer through hot dog straws, serial killer would be the guy leaning behind the women to find their exact dress sizes before he follows them away from the game.

moreno finally realizes “hmmm, i’m really bad at this” and it only took almost 20 years.

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

Bobby Dalbec penciled in as the starting SS today. That’s probably not going to go very well.

Rising Son
Rising Son
5 months ago

Hey Grey,

Drop A. Vaughn for Meneses?

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

It looks like snell is going back to the guy who sucks again. He was bad today and didn’t do very well vs wash last time. He had a nice run after the All Star break but he is so volatile. I picked him up on the waiver wire in a 10 teamer a few weeks ago. Maybe that was all it took for him to revert back to be unrosterable.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

All of the damage in the 4th inning. Not sure what happened. If you can believe it, he had zero walks. He just got hit.

Ashtray
Ashtray
5 months ago

I’ve got guys like the San Fran Alex’s, Brubaker, and Quintana at the end of my roster. Would you lose any of them for Cavalli?

I’m in a 14 team with K/9, QS, ERA, WHIP as the only SP categories.

pizza5788
pizza5788
5 months ago

Logan Webb is killing me lately would you drop him for Sonny Gray? Thanks

scoboticus
scoboticus
5 months ago

Fraley or Bleday ROS?

scoboticus
scoboticus
5 months ago

Should I stream Mike Mayers at TB? Looking for Ks.

Smitty
5 months ago

You nailed it – Verlander’s fountain of youth is waiting at home after every game!
You know her Daddy gave her magic, I can tell by the way she walks. (borrowing from Eyesight to the Blind)

scoboticus
scoboticus
5 months ago

O’Neil Cruz just broke Giancarlo’s hardhit record by .2 mph

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Time to pump the brakes on O’Neill Cruz, I think. Through his first 196 MLB at bats he has a line of .204/.413/.666 with 11 HRs, 33 RBI and 6 steals. His career to date contact rate is 58.8%, strikeout rate is 38.3% and BABIp is .276. Those are basically Miguel Sano numbers. And now he’s getting benched regularly against LHP. He hits the ball hard, sure but he can’t steal first base.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Buxton was like that early on but he’s improved his contact rate pretty dramatically. 75%, 72%, 74% last 3 seasons before dipping to 66% this season. K rate has been 23%, 27%, 24% last 3 seasons but 30% this season. The leg injuries are clearly affecting him this season.

aardvark
aardvark
5 months ago

Nathaniel lowe or rowdy?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
5 months ago

Hey to the Hey!

I know you dont trust him, but Kirby’s had three food starts in a row against bad teams and your robot LURRRRRRVES home today v WSH (40.6). I like Singer v Zona (11.9), too. But I check about half of my SoN picks with you.

So, uh, are those good?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  sportivetricks
5 months ago

“Him” not home

Martin
Martin
5 months ago

AVG and OPS league. Who do you like more Blackmon or Mancini? ROS projections have it pretty close but I’m eyeing the 7 home games the Rockies have during my H2H championship week…..

John Joseph
John Joseph
5 months ago

Pick up Franimal, fraley or nootbar?

frenchie
frenchie
5 months ago

Drop one: Keston, Franimal or Gleyber? Thanks Grey

fausto
fausto
5 months ago

I traded a $5 India keeper for a $4 A.Bohm in May and got laughed at.
Then I flipped $18 Muncy for $15 Alcantara and they said “damn bruh you just destroyed your team Nate Lowe and Naylor as your 1b/CI? Hilarious how those trades ended up.

In all seriosity of sagnof which 2…Luis Garcia, Fairbanks, or Jon Hernandez?
Feels like the rangers are going committee to save $ on Hernandez in arb…maybe or maybe i have no idea what I’m talking about? EITHER WAY Matt Moore ruined my team 10years ago when I drafted him as an sp 2 and is still ruining my team by stealing saves from one of my “closers”

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
5 months ago

Going into the final weeks my first place lead in my 10 team keeper 5X5 has been flexing between 4 and 10 points. Lots of close categories. A guy who isn’t contending is right on my heels in 2 pitching cats. I’m thinking about making a defensive trade to keep those 2 points safe. The trade may also help me beat the contender in ERA. .02 currently separates us. And should make my lead in Wins more safe.

I give him Buxton for Kershaw and JoMo. Won’t pull the trigger until Kersh’s Saturday simulated game.

My Buxton replacements would be Blackmon, Oscar, Nootbar and Gunnar.

Kersh and JoMo would slot in somewhere in 5-7 range in a rotation of Scherzer, Fried, Musgrove, Wheeler, May, Urquidy, Sonny Gray

I wouldn’t do this unless I was taking from a guy who is threatening my 2 points. It’s defensive and I see Bux as expendable now. Should’ve two weeks ago!

Make the trade?

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
5 months ago

I forgot about your Dom Smith bet… man I really thought that one was gonna hit!

Freedminds
Freedminds
5 months ago

Who would you rather stash Grey,

Mitch White vs Oakland (at home) or Domingo German @ Oakland on Sunday?

Domingo did take the comebacker off his calf but he’s still penciled in Sunday.

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I was incorrect about the White start. He’s actually home to the Angels.

Still going with White ?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
5 months ago

FWIW statcast gives Oscar 8 xHR

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
5 months ago

Hey Grey! Awesome write up!

Wick seems to have lost the closers role, who would you replace him with:

Alexis Dias, Luis Garcia (padres), Pete Fairbanks, Jason Adams? (I could use Saves and Wins)

thanks!

Wake Up
Wake Up
5 months ago

I tried to volunteer myself in 2020 to sleep with Upton for science in order to help the spread…but all I ended up with was BJ…

Eric
Eric
5 months ago

Hey Grey,

Would you rather start Mitch White vs. LAA or Dakota Hudson @ CHC?

Thanks

Kas
Kas
5 months ago

Time to drop India—I’ve had enough.

Segura, Rengifo, Stott, or Massey as a replacement?

Honey Covered Biscuits
Honey Covered Biscuits
5 months ago

Who is the rookie to own in 2023: Jordan Walker, Jung, or Baty? Thanks :)

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Honey Covered Biscuits
5 months ago

Jung!

Steve Vachon
Steve Vachon
5 months ago

Would you start Manning at home vs SF? QS league?

Honey on biscuits
Honey on biscuits
5 months ago

Now is Hughes the closer for CHc?

Leon
Leon
5 months ago

You really think hayes can’t turn things around in 2023? His hard hit % is up there with elites. Just a bad lunch angle. Is launch angle that hrd to make adjustments with to be completely out in dynasty? Theres alot to like also.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
5 months ago

Having consensual sex with Kate Upton is the best idea in years on this site. Justin would be free to sleep with my wife or girlfriend or my neighbor’s wife or girlfriend. Kate could be one lucky girl with the large audience you have here. No baseball questions for now.

3mango
3mango
5 months ago

Morning Grey!
Do you like any(1,2,all?) of these starts? ( for QS,W,PTW and not a blowup ERA)
8/24 Cole Irvin vs MIA (2.9)
8/24 Heaney vs MIL (10.7)
8/24 Christopher Sanchez vs CINN (-14.2)
8/25 Taillon @ OAK (22.7)

I feel like Heaney wont go more than 4 innings with some K’s but just a PTW and k’s just wont help me much. Irvin is iffy cause ya know: OAK.
Thanks!

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks! Ugh, I know.. grasping at straws looking for a streamer!
I need to find 1 a day…

How about 8/27 Edwardo Rodriguez @TEX (17.9)

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Yeah, I got that vibe..THANKS! I grabbed him

Dren_man
Dren_man
5 months ago

Hey Grey,
12 team, H2H. Who’s the drop – Whit or Walsh?

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
5 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

1) I have 2 slots for IR and my 3rd base situation sucks, so…
Drop K. Bryant, or keep him and drop which one – Vinnie and M.Soroka?

2) Miranda or E.Suarez?

Always big THANKS!!

Big THANKS!!

C F
C F
5 months ago

Pick 2 ROS – Sandoval, Detmers, McCullers

ElBoss
ElBoss
5 months ago

Does your wife get Justin in the experiment? Maybe he turns into a writer, or maybe your lady turns into a supermodel. Oh the possibilities Grey! For Science!

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

Undrafted players (final week of RCL drafts) currently in the Top 100 on the PLAYER RATER:

34 Brandon Drury SD
47 Tyler Anderson LAD
50 Kyle Wright ATL
61 Ryan Helsley STL
70 Christian Walker ARI
89 Spencer Strider ATL
90 Miles Mikolas STL
91 Michael Harris II ATL
93 Thairo Estrada SF
94 Merrill Kelly ARI
99 Eugenio Suarez SEA

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Glad you enjoy my little projects. Here are some more Top 100 that were not drafted in all leagues:

18 Tony Gonsolin >>> 13 leagues
44 Andres Gimenez >>> 6 leagues
55 Nestor Cortes >>> 1 league
74 Jorge Mateo >>> 3 leagues
78 Rowdy Tellez >>> 3 leagues
79 Anthony Santander >>> 5 leagues
86 Cristian Javier >>> 10 leagues
95 Patrick Wisdom >>> 2 leagues
96 Luis Arraez >>> 4 leagues

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

oops. Slipped in where he didn’t belong!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

hahaha. Glad I could oblige.

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
5 months ago

Grey,

You starting Cole Irvin or Giolito anywhere today ?

Marlins stink vs lefties though Orioles just touched up Cease

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I see ! Cheers

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

The first round picks in the final 16 RCL drafts with their current PLAYER RATER ranking:

3 Trea Turner
5 Jose Ramirez
7 Freddie Freeman
9 Mookie Betts
17 Kyle Tucker
19 Shohei Ohtani *53 Pitch
21 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
23 Corbin Burnes
28 Rafael Devers
38 Matt Olson
49 Juan Soto
51 Gerrit Cole
57 Bo Bichette
67 Luis Robert
80 Mike Trout
81 Ronald Acuna Jr.
87 Bryce Harper
385 Ozzie Albies
392 Walker Buehler

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Those low risk SPs like Walker, amiright?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Also, it seems like your new post today presents a little differently on the main page. It’s normally the first (or so, depending on when I get here) “Featured” article that appears to the right of the main pane that rotates between displaying the last few. Maybe this is an intended change but thought I’d mention it. FWIW-I’d favor it appear where it did so it’s always there regardless of which appears in the rotational/rotating pane.

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

The Top 20 on the Player Rater and their ADP the final week of RCL drafts:

1 Aaron Judge NYY 24.94
2 Paul Goldschmidt STL 40.63
3 Trea Turner LAD 2
4 Justin Verlander HOU 96.69
5 Jose Ramirez CLE 4.56
6 Pete Alonso NYM 31.75
7 Freddie Freeman LAD 14.44
8 Francisco Lindor NYM 45.69
9 Mookie Betts LAD 16.19
10 Yordan Alvarez HOU 20.56
11 Manny Machado SD 21.5
12 Austin Riley ATL 42.31
13 Dansby Swanson ATL 125.5
14 Shane McClanahan TB 94.69
15 Adolis Garcia TEX 158.69
16 Nolan Arenado STL 67.13
17 Kyle Tucker HOU 11.13
18 Tony Gonsolin LAD 276.06 *13/16 drafts
19 Shohei Ohtani LAA 4.25
20 Julio Rodriguez SEA 119.19

Arenado, Tucker, and Rodriguez jump into the top 20 this week. Sandy Alcantara fell to 22 from 9, while Corbin Burnes (23) and Dylan Cease (31) are gone after a 1-week stay.

Cram It
Cram It
5 months ago

I happened to be watching an MLB Network show where they were talking about that hot dog straw guy. Apparently that same twitter user has somehow also recorded a guy dipping a hot dog w/bun in a beer (before he even went for the first dip), and a guy eating a salami slab like he just unwrapped it straight off of the deli counter. Coincidentally he was sitting just a couple of seats away all three times from guys sitting by themselves and able to film the process from the very beginning. It seemed obvious they were all staged as the MLB crew pointed out. The things kids these days do for social media views.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Cram It
5 months ago

The internet would never lie to you Cram! Take your tin foil hat off

lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
5 months ago

Harper went hit a dinger in his first at bat at lehigh last night. phillies have quietly been playing .600 ball without him …..they may make some noise in the playoffs

ray
ray
5 months ago

Corbin Burnes has been the 4th best SP in the league this season, and does rank ahead of Gonsolin. I get that Gonsolin provided more draft value, but drafting high is not necessarily about getting THE BEST player….its also about getting a lower risk player. I mean, most are happy with a top 5 performance. lol
I get your point, though…I wonder if Burnes is gassed at this point?

lolmets
lolmets
5 months ago

kluber looked sharp dont drop him

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  lolmets
5 months ago

And Brandon Lowe is easily a top 50 hitter for the second half, you rubes!

Long-time Listener, First-time Pay-attentioner
Long-time Listener, First-time Pay-attentioner
5 months ago

Maybe I wasn’t paying attention before, but I feel like puking on the field wasn’t really something that happened before 2021. Now, it’s downright en vogue!

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0

You must have missed it. Adrian Houser started the fad in 2019 when he used to throw up after 4 IP.

c762062790
c762062790
5 months ago

McCarthy or Nootbar?

c762062790
c762062790
Reply to  c762062790
5 months ago

And would you drop Reynolds or Renfroe for either of them? Thanks

drunk mets pr team
drunk mets pr team
5 months ago

In my 12-team 6×6 H2H league, someone traded Sale (9th round keeper) for Trout (can’t keep). League chat was fireworks. “A scarecrow with arms for the best player since Mantle,” said one.

Is it “fair” value? I don’t know about that. But is it egregious or vetoable?

For what it’s Werth, in the 2021 draft, the guys taken off the board in the 9th (not kept from before) were Soler, McMahon, Skubal, Syndergaard, and Luzardo

Last edited 5 months ago by drunk mets pr team
B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  drunk mets pr team
5 months ago

It’s pretty bad, but not vetoable……
Just over a month of Trout, who has been injured already this year, and can’t be kept next year, for the possibility of Sale, who can still be great when healthy, at what sounds like a reasonable draft position given the keepers off the board.
Sounds like the team getting trout is making a push this year, the other manage is making plans for next and most likely out of it this year.
Not great, but not vetoable.

galica1234
galica1234
5 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!

a. So great, thanks for this masterpiece!

b. The tweet says this guy can seriously be used a weapon of mass destruction.

c. Same on Klubs, Montas. Just going off what good ol’ SON has more or less. Tonight I’m going on a limb for Manning (-20$, SON) because he’s been good at home since he got back from the injury. I only have myself to blame but ERA and WHIP are pretty bad for me so it may turn out okay. SON is 100% right and some times some guys throw a good game meanwhile SON said -30$. Trying to recall at least but none come to mind.

d. Can’t say enough about Meneses! Guy’s too good.

e. George Carlin quote of the day for August 24, 2022

‘Some people try to get out of jury duty by lying. You don’t have to lie. Tell the judge the truth. Tell him you’d make a terrific juror because you can spot guilty people [snaps fingers] just like that!’

Cheers,
Ante

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

Don’t know this for a fact, but maybe xBA is park-specific. It seems the only way you could get a .090 xBA on a ball that would be a HR everywhere else is that in that particular park, it is usually an out.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Ah, good point. It was a HR. I confused myself into thinking it would have been a HR in every other park and not the park where it was hit.

mj486092
mj486092
5 months ago

Always great work… Buy no truthbar… The points league second coming of juan Soto with a lil power… I did a deep dive on drive line baseball… Noothbar is a disciple and the example that those guys know what they are doing… They have in house training, math department, and a bunch of other awesome baseball psychos… I meant people dedicated to the art of the line drive and who give a shi**** about performance and helping baseball players have damn good contact and hitting approach skills.
Vinny was my favorite so far this year. Im going to miss him too. I just slammed spaghetti with pastrami to prove my loyalty…
What did you do??
Gear work as always…your the nightlight to my daily prep… And always enjoy the attempt. At humor..