Guess what, y’all?! A new Spencer Torkelson dropped! No, he’s nothing like that old Spencer Torkelson! For one, he’s not young! He’s more like a new older Spencer Torkelson! For two, the Tigers are calling up Kerry Carpenter because they have no conceivable reason to keep him down anymore, because of the stats he was putting up in the minors — .316/.384/.653 with 30 home runs and 75 RBIs in 96 games between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo. That’s the Mecca of Ohio. It’s why it’s called Holy Toledo. He was on a recent prospect stash list by Itch, and I say stop stashing and start doing! Comerica Park sucks. More like Crummica! Owned it! But someone making that good of contact with that sorta power is worth a look in deeper mixed leagues. Let’s see if Carpenter can drum up some offense and make the Tigers’ stop feeling like Rainy Days and Mondays. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tyler Alexander – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.83. I did a google trying to see if Tyler Alexander is related to Doyle and Google said, “Damn, you old, son.”

Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.21. He’s doing it with two miles off his fastball, but, well, he’s doing it.

Kris Bryant – Remains in a walking boot with no timetable to return. Bryant should tell the Rockies it costs $182 million to get the boot off his foot; they’d prolly pay him twice.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 23rd homer. Curtis Jackson only needs two more to be halfway to Fiddy!

Randal Grichuk – 5-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. Everyone is startable in Coors, and every Rockies player is benchable outside of Coors.

Miles Mikolas – 2 2/3 IP, 10 ER, ERA at 3.50. I did a poop in my pants going around to all my fantasy teams to make sure I had benched Mikolas everywhere. Benched him in four of five. I started him in one league because of the stupid allure of a two-start week. Stupid freakin’ allure!

Paul DeJong – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Colonel Mustard in Coors with a beer funnel!

Tim Anderson – Will be out 4-6 weeks with a torn ligament in his hand. White Sox are one of the more cursed teams. Whatever deal Tony La Russa made with the devil drunk one night at four in the morning, how do they reverse it? Pray to the God of Goldschläger aka Godschläger? “Godschläger, if you can hear me, forsake another team with your curses that burn like an 87-proof cinnamon fireball!”

Lenyn Sosa – 2-for-4 and his 1st major league homer. They retrieved Lenyn’s home run ball, then split it up 26 ways to give out to his teammates.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.88. This guy is such a nothingburger. Wasting my blurbs on you, you em-effer-burger!

Brady Singer – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (zero walks), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.49. Since he was pitching in the only day game, I watched the better part of it, and I came away so impressed. He induces so much nothing, by which I mean, he’s 2nd in the majors for called strike rate (21%) with a minimum of 90 IP. 34 of 95 strikeouts have been looking (enter of play yesterday). Not sure it needs to be spelled out, but when you’re getting hitters looking it means the ball is right over the plate and hitters are totally confused. That’s impressive. He’s right in front of Joe Musgrove for called strike percentage. Here’s a story, of how Brady Singer became a 2023 sleeper…

Vinnie Pasquantino – 3-for-7, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer. Holy stromboli, calzone and Peroni, it’s Vinnie Pasketti!

Nick Pratto – 3-for-7, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Pizzeria, mama mia! What, his name ends in a vowel too, no?

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-4, 1 RBI as he hit 5th and DH for the Cubs. David Ortiz failed in a lot more games as a Twins player than Franmil Reyes did as a Guardian, and Franmil is same age as when the Red Sox got Ortiz. Cust kayin’.

Seiya Suzuki – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer. Seiya later ball! Feeling nostalgic for April when we—me—thought he was gonna be a superstar.

Marcus Stroman – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.20. After guys turn a corner, we need some kind of system to flag them down to tell them to stop turning the corner back to where they started.

Patrick Corbin – Will be skipped in his next turn. Dave Martinez said, “Our team sucks, but he really sucks.”

Keibert Ruiz – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. He’s done next to nothing so far this year, but a two-homer night goes a long way to a schmotato run. Not related to the running of the schmotatoes, which happens in Seville, Spain.

Joey Meneses – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Meneses? It must be that time of the month!

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. ‘Member last year when we assumed his power wouldn’t play in Metco? Oopsie!

Jeff McNeil – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Ya know what kind of season McNeil’s having? A good Adam Frazier year.

Carlos Carrasco – 6 2/3 IP, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.76. He’s given up only eight runs dating back to June 28th, when he gave up six runs and I told people it was time to move on. *sad emoji that a commenter emoji puts a cigarette out on*

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Can’t believe this schmohawk is signed on for another whole year. Dodgers got redpilled.

Joe Ryan – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.95. He’s been a bit up and down recently, but, if I’m being honest, I’ve been out on him since he gave up ten runs in San Diego.

Max Muncy – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week, and .375 in August and .275 in the last two weeks, and these aren’t getting better, but he’s been hot recently.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer. Elias Sports Bureau said, “Byron Buxton’s 54 home runs since his last grounded into double play are the most HR between GIDP since double plays were officially tracked for batters in both leagues (1940). Also, we forgot our wife’s birthday remembering all this other crap.”

Tommy Henry – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.75. Tommy Henry? That sounds like a Witness Protection name. And he’s in Arizona? How does he feel about egg noodles and ketchup?

Michael Chavis – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, hitting .254. Nick Castellanos has 10 homers and is hitting .258.

Juan Soto – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 22nd homer. Hey, the Padres can score runs again! Whaddya know, said like Saul Goodman.

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer, a walk-off winner. Macho Macho Manny!

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 ks, ERA at 2.91. Hmm, if this is regression, then put a pink tutu on me, call me a fairy and give me that regression.

Josh Hader – 2/3 IP, 3 ER. ERA means nothing but also Hader’s ERA is 4.66. I will now cackle very loudly.

Freddy Peralta – 5 IP, 2 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.37. Wish I could say I’m encouraged, but he threw only 65 pitches, and, yeah, not super encouraged yet.

Matt Bush – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.38, as he recorded his 2nd save. Counsell said, while holding the mic in a very weird way, Devin Williams needed another day of rest, and Taylor Rogers had a cortisone injection in his knee, so he’ll be hitting homers off his kneecap in no time.

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer. Lotta people asking about picking up Diaz, and he has been a hot schmotato for a minute, but I do worry about his playing time. Yesterday, he played, but it meant Mancini was out of the lineup. That won’t always be.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 16th homer. He got the greenlight on a 3-0 pitch, and screamed, “I’m comin’ home! Get it? As in Semien,” and there was a lot of cringing.

Corey Seager – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer. Been a long-time Big Whatever on Corey Seager, but, if he’s going to hit 30 homers, that plays for daddy.

Adolis Garcia – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer. Don’t look now (don’t cover your eyes, it’s a figure of speech), but Adolis has a legit shot of being a top 20 overall guy on the Player Rater.

Martin Perez – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 2.85. The Regression Fairies, cosplaying as Daniel Plainview, screamed, “I drink up your regression!”

Mike Trout – Began hitting off a tee. Wow, we’re getting his life story? Who’s playing him? Is it Timothée Chalamet? Please say it’s Timothée Chalamet.

Shohei Ohtani – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.68, 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 25th homer. Then was pulled early from the game when he refused to turn water into wine.

Shea LangeliersA’s GM, David Forst, famous for his interviews with Richard Nixon, said Langeliers will debut this season. Itch goes over him in his top 20 catchers prospects.

Miguel Andujar – Recalled from the minors. It’s funny in a very sad way how buried Andujar is in the Yankees’ system. He went 27/2/.297 in the majors in 2018, and never received another real chance. In Triple-A this year in 64 games, he went 12/6/.293 with a 11% strikeout rate. If he were on the Twins, he’d basically be Jose Miranda. Will he play for the Yankees anywhere close to how much Carpenter was playing? Ha, absolutely not. Yankees love to play random 35-year-olds vs. prospects.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.38 vs. Luis Castillo – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.71. This game had the atmosphere of a playoff game, like they were battling to see who would lose to the Astros.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – Signed with the Jays. Jays DFA’d Matt Peacock to sign JBJ. But wait! It gets more sensational! JBJ rejoins Whit Merrifield, who he last was a teammate with when they won the College World Series as a Gamecock. And a BJ is short for–Um, Blue Jays.

Bo Bichette – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homer. Please get hot, Boba, you ice cold delicious treat.

Bryce Harper – Not yet ready to face live pitching, according to Rob Thompson. Hey, stick to adult contemporary rock, Rob!

Jean Segura – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer. I’ll be honest with you, if you give me suggested pickups and one of them is Segura, I’m prolly not gonna choose Segura, unless this is the start of a hot streak, which we won’t know until today or Friday.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. Jerry Tomato went deep; should’ve seen this coming in Heinz sight.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.63. Anyone economical anymore with pitches? I feel like screaming for kids to get off my lawn, but barely getting through six at home vs. the Marlins is kinda bleh, bro.

Braxton Garrett – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.02. Welp, that was a tough matchup (in Philly), and I’m still a smitten kitten for Garrett, even if the Streamonator hates his next one.

JJ Bleday – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Guess how many RBIs he has on the year. C’mon, it’s easy! He has two homers so that gives him…how many RBIs?

Austin Riley – 3-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 30th homer, hitting .298. After last year, we should’ve known Austin Riley was a superstar. This year he’s made paste. Ya know, got rid of the naysayers.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-5 and his 13th homer with his 1st homer in Fenway. Pham has hit well since going to the Red Sox. Or he’s just pumped for fantasy football season.

Christian Arroyo – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs  and his 5th homer, and hitting near .350 in the last week, and .400 in the last two months (though with a huge IL stint in the middle). Hot schmotato alert!

Jarren Duran – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. Ya know what kinda sucks? If Duran hits now, Alex Cora’s gonna pinch his temples and bing-bong his brain out to say, “Duran is comfortable hitting 9th, so I’m leaving him there.”

Tanner Houck – Hit the IL with lower back inflammation. I hope this wasn’t because I had Wick right below him on my fantasy team. I looked first at picking up Garrett Whitlock (2 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.13), and I think he does get the first look, but he also might be used for multiple innings, which means he can’t turn around and go on back-to-back days, so I grabbed John Schreiber (1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1,88), and I think I might’ve outsmarted myself.

Chris Sale – Broke his wrist falling off his bike, and underwent season-ending surgery. I commissioned an artist to render this latest Chris Sale incident:

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Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

I need to drop a closer — which one?
Sewald; Chapman; Romano; Devin Williams

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
Eg2022
Eg2022
1 month ago

Wander or Albies for next year? Thanks!

Freds Ded
Freds Ded
1 month ago

Freddy peralta or Andrew Vaughn keeper league? Eye toward next year and beyond.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Oh, hello! Could you please table these MIF for right now/ ROS:

Mateo
India
Grissom

Thank you kindly

Positively Peaky
Positively Peaky
1 month ago

Sorry I’m late! I’m suffering from Peaky Conclusionary Disorder. Do you pick up Grissom for?

Lux
crawford
Muncy (I got a feeling.) Started him over Turner this week at CI. Last night was good.
Stott ($6 for next 2 years)
Adames, Marte, Edman No No No.
I don’t see it.

im thinking Franmil! I have about 30% of my free agent budget left. How much of that do I spend?

thx if you see it. Understood if not.

The Finkelstein
The Finkelstein
1 month ago

Mound presence

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Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

Franmil or Laureano ROS? Thanks for the Bautista heads up prior to trade deadline. Looks like a stud. Lost Rogers and Iglesius on same day and replaced with Williams and Bautista and feeling good about it.

Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Sit or start Sonny Gray against the Dodgers? Thanks!

Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

We might need a prayer circle.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

That early Mets game really messed me up. Had Escobar starting in one league and had Naquin sitting in another.

smokie
smokie
1 month ago

Rowdy/Luzardo for Berti/Mikolas

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Hey Grey, would you pick up Grissom over any of these? 12-team redraft
Gorman
L. Urias
Polanco
J. Iglesias
Wong
McMahon

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Mancini out again. Wtf. He has like 3 hr and 6 rbi for them in the 3 games he’s played. What does he have to do?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Maybe mancini should bribe Dusty with a case of hand carved toothpicks made from some kind of exotic wood. It looks like they don’t want to play him in the OF. I thought getting out of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, i.e., the second largest grassland in the US behind only the Great Plains, was going to be good for Mancini’s value.

Mr. P
Mr. P
1 month ago

Hi Grey … need some infield help. Wh do you suggest …

Montero, Grissom, Nick Gordon

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 month ago

What’s the deal with Mancini sitting half this games with HOU? I don’t see any specific platoon reasoning behind it. Is it about them simply having too many bats and wanting to rotate them?

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

They better just play Tatis and Crone. Oh yeah just traded for Machado so him too. Just got Degrom back so maybe I can come back in my RCL. LOL it’s a pipe dream.

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  Captain Obviuos
1 month ago

Oh yeah just had to mention Chris Sale is a pussy. I need COVID so maybe I can forget drafting his punk ass.

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I don’t really ask questions but I like your stuff for whatever that’s worth. I have an electric razor for you. It’s a Braun. Keep on keeping on.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Hi Grey! I’m in a 16 team H2H league and I have several key bats on IL (J-Rod, Stanton, Harper & Franco) so I’m looking to add points wherever I can. My catcher is Gary Sanchez but with two weeks left before playoffs I’m wondering if Cal Raleigh is a better option? I just wanted to get your thoughts so I don’t over manage as I sometimes do. I appreciate the help and thoroughly enjoy your posts.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Tom
1 month ago

Thanks Grey, very much appreciated!

Russowl
Russowl
1 month ago

Who do you like more out of Chris Taylor and muncy?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 month ago

ROS SP?

Lauer, Jordan Montgomery, McCullers, Ranger, Patrick Sandoval, Jesus Luzardo or Detmers?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

Braves got Vaughn Grissom and ate starting him today!!!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 month ago

Hi Grey! Help me choose a 2B and a SS going forward in a standard h2h redraft:

2B Options: A.Diaz, A.Frazier, B.Rogers, J.Iglesias, J.Rojas, K.Wong
SS Options: A.Diaz, J.Peña, B.Rogers, J.Iglesias, J.Rojas

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Think Peña will turn it around? Past two months have been rough.

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
1 month ago

Kind of an odd question here Grey,

Would you drop Singer to activate Civale tonight?

I wasn’t going to start Singer @ LAD this weekend, but it would really suck to lose him in FAB.

League is 12 teams and I’m looking to improve my ratios down the stretch

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Scared money don’t make money !

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Is it time to dump Jared Walsh? He’s been incredibly inconsistent.

14T obp, have limited replacement options:

Hiura, Miggy, Biggio, Chavis, slim pickin’s

Such a disappointment from expectations coming into the season. I’m sure not having Trout protecting him has not helped but he’s really struggled all season.

Thanks

BillyAngel
BillyAngel
1 month ago

Hello Grey, A.Riley for Mookie= fair trade?

Michael B
Michael B
1 month ago

1. would you play Whit Merrifield in Baltimore or Oneil Cruz in Arizona? Facing Dean kremer of the orioles and Madison Baumgartner of the d-backs.
2. Would you play Sonny Gray in dodgers stadium today? He’s been fairly sharp (5ip, 5Ks, 1 hit, vs Toronto albeit 5 walks)
3. Someone dropped Josh Donaldson, is he an immediate pickup guy or was that move fairly justified.
4. Aroldis Chapman is available, he good of a closer would you expect him to be IF he locked down the closer role? And 2ndly do you think that’s a likely outcome? I have David Robertson and I feel like a closing Chapman is far better (if he closes)

ashtray
ashtray
1 month ago

Do you like JP Sears against the Angels tonight with Blackburn going to the IL? I’m kind of desperate to get to my 40IP min this week.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 month ago

What’s good Grey? Enjoyed the artists’ rendition of Chris Sale’s most recent incident. I knew he was a different cat when he knifed all of the White Sox’s throwback jerseys cause he didn’t like them.

Laughed at the Buxton blurb, my dude.

Hi to Ted!

Cram It
Cram It
1 month ago

Would you rank these SPs for future years in keep forever points league?
Manoah
Strider
Freddy P
Detmers
Lodolo

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

For sure. Don’t worry, I won’t lash out at you 3 years from now if you’re wrong.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Cram It
1 month ago

Manoah is the top choice, but the other four are pretty close. I want to see what kind of finish Detmers has to 2022. He was putting up eye-popping numbers in the minors last year before getting called up. Struggled this season, sent down, and now is dominating. May have figured it out.

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Cram It
1 month ago

In my opinion this is definitely a difficult question, Peralta and manoah have already proven themselves, however strider is only a rookie and has been fairly elite, i imagine his potential is through the roof (unless he gets severely injured or declines in some way) definitely manoah, Freddy, Strider as grey said however strider may be one of the more interesting to monitor on that list.

LetItRIDE
LetItRIDE
1 month ago

Hey man love your work!

12T ROTO redraft, need ERA, WHIP, K and Wins so bad….and leading my league in HR, RBI, 4th in runs and 4th in SB so need a SP but this trade seems to much, right?

Give Devers and Witt
Get Corbin and Josh Bell

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

If that’s Patrick Corbon I think you’re in Bizarro’s world with that one

LetItRIDE
LetItRIDE
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

My bad Corbin Burnes

LetItRIDE
LetItRIDE
Reply to  Jimmie Johnson
1 month ago

Burnes

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 month ago

Great stuff! How would rank you Heaney, Detmers, McCullars and Kirby. May need to begin looking for a replace for Kopech. Thanks!

Last edited 1 month ago by Jeffe
Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Jeffe
1 month ago

McCullers**

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you sir! Follow up, who do you prefer out of Nimmo or A Gimenez?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, I agree. Wonder why Gimenez doesn’t bat higher in the lineup.

Los locos
Los locos
1 month ago

Grissom is right now pick up? Braves don’t mess around.

I see Jordan Walker been playing outfield, maybe the Card bring him up.

Jung homered last night. First game AAA

Carroll should be up against MLB hitting already none of this wait next spring.

You think Baty, Gunner or Taj comes up in Sept?

I own every prospect since my team when you poop.

Brett
Brett
1 month ago

Need a hitter until Franco is back. How would you rank:

Grissom, Nimmo, Grichuk, Bohm, India

Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

i picked up and started Brady Singer and sat Mikolas at Colorado. Thanks so much for your advice!

1. i was going to start Mikolas in his next start at home against Milwaukee. Do you agree?

2. KC’s Singer next start is at home against the Dodgers. i was going to sit him. do you agree?

thanks again!

martin

JaysForDays
JaysForDays
1 month ago

And shoulod I drop Grichuk for Bubba Thompson?

12 man h2h 5×5 obp.

Thanks man!

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Kerry Carpenter or Isbel in my AL keeper?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Kerry or Oscar Gonzalez?

Hail Mary Sportsball
Hail Mary Sportsball
1 month ago

Looking to add someone that can help this week and next week. Who would you add in category league (W, K, ERA, WHIP). Parentheses are next week’s games.

HOU’s Odorizzi @MIA, (NYM)
LAD’s Periot MIN, (@MIL, MIA)
PHI’s Kyle Gibson MIA, (@CIN, NYM? double header)
CHC’s Steele WAS, (@WAS, MIL)

Hail Mary Sportsball
Hail Mary Sportsball
Reply to  Hail Mary Sportsball
1 month ago

Meant *Pepiot, not Periot

Last edited 1 month ago by anthrovisual
thekid2004
thekid2004
1 month ago

Hey Grey – One more thought…

Is trading Manoah ($13 keeper) & Bard for Woodruff (non-keeper) & Romano materially improve my pitching or is it closer to lateral?

If the former, would you look to package any other player below instead of Bard. 12 team OBP/QS league. Rather not part with any bats since the WW is pretty bare.

C Melendez
CI: Tellez, JoeRam
MI: Mook, Segura, Iglesias, Witt, McMahon
OF: Soto, Castellanos, Mancini
Prospect Keeper: Jordan Walker ($1)

SP: Manoah, Nola, Cortes, Lopez, Wainwright, Freddy P ($13), Wood, Luzardo, Quintana
RP: Diaz, Bard, Barlow (IL stash)

thekid2004
thekid2004
Reply to  thekid2004
1 month ago

Doest trading….
If the latter…..

Ugh, COVID brain fog

thekid2004
thekid2004
Reply to  thekid2004
1 month ago

Does* — Ugh, take my keyboard away!

thekid2004
thekid2004
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, that’s been my argument through the discussion. I’ll hold.

JaysForDays
JaysForDays
1 month ago

Hey Grey! Still searching for another pitching keeper as I dont want to keep a reliever.

Would strider be a good pitching keeper? Im looking to move Clase and someone for a pitcher (Story, or Eloy). I think Im out of playoff contention, so whatre your thoughts on going after Strider with two of those guys? Or is it paying too much.

It`s a 12 man h2h 5×5 obp qs keeper league. Cease is my only keepable pitcher at the moment aside from Clase.

Thanks pal!

JaysForDays
JaysForDays
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Is Clase alone overpaying?

JaysForDays
JaysForDays
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Or I could do Eloy, and add in any of these pitchers: Urquidy, Lauer, T.Anderson, Gonsolin, L.Garcia.

Would you do any of those?

Pine Tar Incident
Pine Tar Incident
1 month ago

A bit surprised we haven’t talked Bubba Thompson since his inclusion in the buy column. Or, as I refer to him “LEAGUE WINNER BUBBA THOMPSON.”

3 steals since then in 19 ABs! Rangers appear (at least temporarily) committed to starting him most nights. I know we all need steals!!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Pine Tar Incident
1 month ago

.211 OBP%, .263 SLG%, and three stolen bases.

Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou
1 month ago

“M’s bullpen is so damn good”

So I don’t watch Seattle games until last night, that Andres Munoz is filthy

Why don’t the Cubs scout these guys throwing a hundred?!?

I’m gonna hold you guys to Franmil being Papi 2.0, that would be nice

Speaking of filthy relievers, full credit to Edwin Diaz’s entrance song, if that doesn’t get you jazzed up nothing will

Haven’t seen showmanship like that since Jack Lord’s starring credit atop of the Ilikai

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Sweet Lou
1 month ago

Munoz is going to be a stud closer as soon as next season. Amazing throw in to the Ty France trade a couple years back.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 month ago

Grey,

10 team H2H. Im in 1st by quite a bit and my team is on fire. Ive been offered his Devers and Gallen for my Trea Turner. I would have to drop a pitcher to do it. The likely choices are Joe Ryan or Reid Detmers. What are your thoughts? Im leaning towards declining it because Im worried about losing out on Trea’s SBs. and Im not sure if Gallen is enough of an upgrade over the pitcher I would have to drop.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey!

Dana Lippi
Dana Lippi
1 month ago

Can we get some Felix Bautista love!? Looked like Rick Vaughn vs. Clue Haywood (Vlad Jr.) last night.

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
1 month ago

Grey, could use some advice here

Ketel Marte, Hunter Renfroe, and Montas or Ty France and Jose Abreu ?

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Awesome thanks !

ashtray
ashtray
1 month ago

How do you feel about Grissom in a 14 team OBP/SLG league? I’m riding DeJong and Rodgers through this COL series but wondering if he’d be a better option long-term than them. Can keep 6 but doubting Grissom is a better option than my other keeper candidates (Trout, Alvarez, Story, Devers, Schwarber, Hoskins, Stanton, Merrifield)

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
1 month ago

A Rosario for Freddy Peralta ?

Want to take advantage of this hot streak for Rosario and cash in

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

And what is the counter offer was A Rosario and Detmers. Still Freddy side ?

sandukes
sandukes
1 month ago

Steven Kwan, Eddie Rosario, or Vinnie P for UTIL slot?

sandukes
sandukes
1 month ago

1) Sonny Gray @ LAD – Sit or Start
2) SS: Luis Urias / Josh Rojas / Paul DeJong / Jose Barrero – please rank

thx

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
1 month ago

Who would you start today at utility:

B. Drury vs SF (Junis)
C. Walker vs Pit (M. Keller)
W. Adames vs TB (Springs)

Alps
Alps
1 month ago

Grey
Would you start Ray at home against the Yankees
Ray hasn’t looked sharp and I am afraid the Yankee bats might actually wake up especially after last nights blunder

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

you got guts
Even last year when he was real good he was 0-3 against them
Era of 6.63 and a whip of 1.33.
He hasn’t faced them this year yet
Still on the fence
Game time decision

DrEasy
DrEasy
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

You were right about starting him last time against the Angels, so I’ll trust you again this time! :)

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
1 month ago

Starting R. Ray vs NYY today?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 month ago

Yesterday was August 9: the day I finally decided to drop Jared Walsh in a claim.

My league is 6×6 with OPS and Holds. The OPS factor makes giving up on someone you expected to be a legit source of production with power an extra tough pill to swallow.

I knew that over the past couple of years (2021-22) that I’ve allowed 2021 Bellinger and 2022 Franmil to continuously abuse my team numbers. To see where my current drop options rate, I looked at the active lineup production numbers for all of my hitters in 2021-22 and then applied these filters: >59 ABs, AVG<.240, and OPS <.700. In descending AVG order, here is the resulting list of players.

Year Player Nombre Hits ABs R HR RBI SB AVG OPS GP
2022 C.Hernandez 34 142 18 0 10 1 0.239 0.643 37
2022 J.Walsh 81 342 37 14 42 1 0.237 0.698 91
2021 W.Franco 14 61 7 2 6 2 0.23 0.649 15
2021 J.Aguilar 41 186 20 7 31 0 0.22 0.667 51
2021 A.Baddoo 16 75 11 4 12 0 0.213 0.68 17
2021 A.Bohm 17 81 10 2 11 3 0.21 0.564 22
2022 J.Naylor 22 106 10 3 17 1 0.208 0.661 29
2022 F.Reyes 49 237 20 7 25 1 0.207 0.582 63
2022 J.Mateo 24 121 13 4 10 7 0.198 0.596 35
2022 T.Hernandez 14 87 6 2 8 1 0.161 0.476 23
2021 C.Bellinger 30 189 29 5 25 2 0.159 0.535 51

(Wish I knew how to get that table properly formatted here.)

Walsh was the only 2022 guy I still rostered (traded Teo with Wheeler to get Soto awhile back). Actually, he remained the only 2022 guy I still rostered if I removed the filter on ABs.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ha! Definitely.

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 month ago

Good morning Grey!

OBP League, 10 team redraft. With Tim Anderson down for 6 weeks, and the 6th week projected to be in the middle of the finals matchup, he’s a drop right? Who would you prioritize for a MI/SS replacement: Dejong or Thairo Estrada?

And just from a hot bats perspective- who would you like more ROS: Grichuk or Vinnie P, or are these streamers?

Thanks again!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  aintlifegrand
1 month ago

With the news about Grissom’s call up, does he jump up above either of the other MI options?

Thanks again!

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
1 month ago

grandal has killed me all year at catcher. Would bassit and giolito be too much to give up for salvador perez?

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

what about giolito straight up for salvi?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  The Wild Card
1 month ago

could’ve IR’d him for the majority of the year hehe. but yeah not good when playing.

3mango
3mango
1 month ago

Morning Grey!
Do you still like Candelario?
(waiting to see in Patreon alter today if maybe there is a better 3B).
Thoughts?

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks! Also, why does SON love Lodolo? I dont get it..what am I missing? That said, would you start tomorrow vs. CHC

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
1 month ago

Beeboooobeeeboooobeebooo

Vaughn Grissom callup alert

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

The Braves are such a fun team this way

Meanwhile Gunnar is wasting away in AAA while the Orioles are .5 out of a playoff spot and starting Nevin and Odor regularly.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Who would you stream today

M. Keller @ Az or MadBum vs Pitt.

Keller has a 3.15 ERA over his last 12 games

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Lynn has given up 13 HR in 59.2 ip. So much for that “dead” ball.

If Dustin May returns as a starter like he is supposed to, do you like him better than Lynn ros?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 month ago

I’m considering dropping India for Hoerner in a 12-team H2H. I also have Berti on the IL, probably returning soon. Andres Gimenez is currently starting for me at 2B. With a spot at 2B and INF, I can ultimately keep 2 out of India, Gimenez, Berti, and Hoerner. Which 2 do you prefer? Thank you!

Linda from Bob's Burgers
Linda from Bob's Burgers
1 month ago

With Tim Anderson hitting the IL for 6 weeks, who do you like more in a 12tm redraft points league that docks -2 for Ks? Bryston Stott, Brandon Crawford, Miguel Rojas, Ha-Seong Kim or Elvis Andrus? Who would you choose for ROS? Thanks in advance!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Linda from Bob's Burgers
1 month ago

grab grissom over those.

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
1 month ago

Grey,

You starting Civale @ DET or Bumgarner vs Priates tonight anywhere?

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Liam McNair
1 month ago

Pirates I mean !

Stupid dyselxai

Will
Will
1 month ago

Very interesting point re: Ortiz with the Twins vs. Reyes with Cleveland:

Ortiz – .266/.461/.809 with 58 HR and 238 RBI in 455 games (1477 ab) with MN
Reyes – .245/.456/.765 with 58 HR and 182 RBI in 295 games (1065 ab) with CLE

I would have bet anyone Reyes played more games with Cleveland than Ortiz did with the Twins. Memory is funny that way. Anyway, I watched Franmil’s at bats last night and he doesn’t look that far off. Plus, the broadcasters were gushing about his display during batting practice (lol). This could be a great waiver pickup for the Cubs.

thekid2004
thekid2004
1 month ago

Starting Quintana in Coors today?

And, bah! I was going to pose Segura or J. Iglesias ROS, but I guess I’ll go based on needs (walks away in shame)

Sweet Lou
Sweet Lou
1 month ago

Sensational content for a limited schedule last night, thanks as always Grey

Stayed up till 2:15 am watching Yanks-Ms attempt to score a run, was a riveting game

They say you see something new every game, last night only 2 batters came to the plate for NY in the 11th & 12th due to ghostrunner blunders on the basepaths

Super impressed by Luis Castillo, dude was throwing rocks

In the bullpen battle, Chapman & Holmes were both pretty sharp, I thought an Aroldis takeover was imminent, not so fast my friend, situation is fluid with Aroldis gaining momentum, but the immediate edge for saves remains with Holmes

Hold tight Holmes owners

Cram It
Cram It
1 month ago

I know Wander Franco is some kind of can’t-miss stud. But what kind of player does he profile as? 20/20/.300?

I’m trying to trade Alonso in a points keeper because I’m clogged at 1B with Vladdy. I’ve got a deal on the table of Wander and his 1st rounder next year for Pete. But I’m not really sure what I’m getting. Would you do that?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah, always a risk with un-established youngins, and I’m a risk-averse type of guy, in fantasy baseball anyway. Thanks for the input. LGM!

mj486092
mj486092
1 month ago

Artist gave him triangles for feet. At least, Chris can Sale his bike.
Chris Sail is better off just staying inside a bubble until 2022-23 season or else he might get hit by a bus or something like B Pitt in the movie “Meet Joe B”… Fyi .. best scene on any of his movies when that city bus flattens him in that remarkable scene.
Confused..? good. Watch that movie if you are.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I just loved the art. It would be great if he were a razzball regular. Imagine the possibilities. Tommy Pham, for example. That’s literally a series.