Let’s take one more victory lap around my standing desk prior to moving on for good. A hirsute Donkey Teeth said to me in March, “I need a bold prediction from you for this season.” I wrote back, “That they’ll let you within 500 feet of a school.” He wrote back, “About baseball.” I wrote back, “The school will have a baseball team?” He wrote back, “Major League Baseball.” I wrote back, “Venmo me $100 for wasting my time.” Then, after a week back-and-forth, I said the first bold prediction that came to my mind: Keston Hiura‘s batting average would bottom out and he’d be demoted. He was going in the first 50 picks of drafts. This was not a willy and/or nilly bold prediction. People loved Keston Hiura. After that bold prediction, I doubled down, and he was my first sell of the season, telling you to get rid of him the day after Opening Day. *begins to pant* Okay, I’m winded, victory lap over. Keston Hiura (1-for-3, 1 run) was recalled yesterday, and I picked him up in all leagues. I, Mr. Don’t Draft Keston, picked him up? Yes, because now his price isn’t a 4th round pick, but free. Free’s good. Hiura still had strikeout issues in the minors — 34.2%, which is honestly laughably bad. If his price weren’t free, I’d prolly pass. It’s funny how many people are now suddenly excited about Hiura when he seems to have exactly the same problem. Serious question: Are the Brewers capable of teaching how to not strikeout? *looks randomly at their entire team* Forget it, I can answer myself. So, grab Hiura for the speed/power, but don’t be surprised if he still hits in the .180 range. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. That schmotato is hot and can shake your tail feather*. *Shaking tail feather is optional, details where offer applies. Not applicable in Guam or U.S. Virgin Islands.

Manny Pina – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .209. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville says Manny Pina’s are available to only children with fake IDs. Hey, don’t shoot messenger.

Brandon Woodruff – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.41. The Brewers literally need one hitter who can get on base, and that pitching staff will curb-stomp opponents, and they went out and got the hitter (Willy Adames) with the 2nd worst strikeout rate in all of baseball. Hey, not to tell anyone how to do their job, but the Brewers are awful at their job. Offer anything to the Marlins for Corey Dickerson and anything to the Phils for Odubel, you giant dopes!

Trent Grisham – Hit the IL with a bruised heel. Wonder who will fill in for him. I could Profar a guess.

Blake Snell – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.50. Blake Snell looking in a mirror, “Am I…the slapdick prospect?”

Tommy Pham – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .195. Damn, Pham, he’s been awful. Though, when I went to look at the Player Rater to see how Phamished his stats have been, I saw him, and right above around 525th overall, I saw Dominic Smith. Both around the same value as Stephen Vogt. Yikes.

Jesus Luzardo – Scheduled to make a rehab start on Thursday. Hopefully he doesn’t prepare for his rehab start with MLB The Show.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.92. On one hand, how do you give up four earned against the Mariners? On the other hand, this is the best he’s looked for strikeouts. On a third hand which is Hamburger Helper cut out of a box, his ERA is still 4.92.

Ty France – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Ty…goes to the France!

Keynan Middleton – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save, as Graveman is on the 1-day to ‘who knows’ IL. Rafael Montero (1 IP, 1 ER) worked the 7th and is clearly the low man on the totem pole, which means he’s the one to get pissed on.

Kyle Lewis – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .245. Mazel tov, maybe now people will stop waiting to drop him for a day. His HardHit% is up; his Ks are down; his Launch Angle is up. Lewis going to have a big month or three; he’s just slowly getting there. Don’t panic. If anything, buy low.

Jarred Kelenic – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .146. Jarred uncanned that one!

Wilson Ramos – Hit the IL again with the same lumbar spine strain. Replacing him as the number one Tigers’ catcher will be Haase, the son on Pawn Stars.

Spencer Turnbull – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.12. Anticipating a ceremony, Johnny Vander Meer’s family changed the gauze around Johnny’s mummy for this?

Austin Gomber – 8 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.56. You with the 1992 They Might Be Giants concert t-shirt, I’d start you against the current Mets lineup. Streamonator is slightly positive on Gomber’s next start, but it’s not the Mets, so I’d be careful.

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer. Don’t worry, Trevor Story got a single! That’s just as good, right?

Carlos CarrascoMets expect him back June/July. He was talking about returning in April, now it sounds like after the All-Star Break. Just absolute Mets nonsense.

Michael Conforto – His hamstring strain is significant, and isn’t expected back before late-June. Funny (not at all), I thought he was day-to-day when it happened. Mets, man, Mets.

Jeff McNeil – Won’t return until the end of June. Yo, how’d the Mets entire team go from needing Pedialyte to a three-week stay in a hyperbaric chamber?

Seth Lugo – Activated from the IL. Seth Lugo is like the one car going towards the beach when a tsunami’s about to hit, peeking out his window, saying, “Hey, why’s everyone going the other way?”

James McCann – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .202. That home run was for all you haters who thought McCann retired in March. Member when he was a sneaky draft day pick? That feels like from a different year. Well, this might actually get some wind in his confidence sails, and boost him a little. He, honestly, can’t be much worse.

David Peterson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.91. Using the Streamonator, I’m streaming Peterson in multiple weekly leagues for that two-start week, and this was supposed to be the easy start. Lowercase yay.

Starling Marte – Will begin a rehab assignment today, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s back by Friday. Ya know, like a normal vet player on rehab. Not like Cody Bellinger and Mondesi who are now valued members of their minor league teams, apparently.

Sixto Sanchez – Will throw a bullpen session today. Not to be the Grey in every silver lining, but Sixto needs to throw bullpen sessions without setbacks, then go on at least a two-week rehab assignment, i.e., he’s still a month away, and that’s if everything goes well.

Jorge Alfaro – Activated from the IL. He missed a month with a strained hamstring. Sounds like a future Met.

Trevor Rogers – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners (3 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 1.75. I like Trevor Rogers a lot, so don’t take this the wrong way, but this em-effer’s gonna get so visited by the Regression Fairies at some point.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. He usually has a few-day scorcher in his tank per month, and might be entering the inferno now. Call up, T.J. Lavin.

Brad Miller – 2-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (5) and legs (3), and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Zach Eflin – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.84. Is it me or do you want to add an apostrophe on the end of names that end with “in?” Meh, maybe me. Any hoo! Still like Eflin a lot, hopefully he doesn’t crush me in his next stop in the other Florida city. No, not the Jays, the other other one.

John Means – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.79. Can’t believe it’s been so long since the last no-hitter. What, five days? This is insane. Have the Mariners not played?

Matt Shoemaker – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.48. The Cobbler took it to the O’s like they were an old lady living in a giant shoe. Apologies to any readers out there who do live in a giant shoe. Not trying to be insensitive. Please don’t cancel me.

Kyle Garlick – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. When Garlick grinds up a few and unleashes, he screams, “Toum!” Little bit of a trivia there. Any hoo! He appears hot.

Trevor Larnach – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. In one 15-team mixed league, I have Larnach the Magnificent, and it’s been slow going so far, but don’t worry my monocle is your monocle.

Carson Kelly – Activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “What would The Last Supper be like with UberEats?”

Lance Lynn – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.51. Sometimes I just randomly text Donkey about how he said it made more sense to draft Snell in the 2nd round, than me drafting Lynn at pick 56. Like at 4 AM hoping it wakes him up.

Andrew Vaughn – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and his 2nd homer in two games. Yo, we have a lot of guys heating up now, huh? Seriously, I hope this is a sign there’s a lot of offense as the weather heats up.

Ji-Man Choi – Left yesterday’s game with knee soreness. More like Knee-Man amiright?

Joey Wendle – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .306. On the Player Rater, he’s been as valuable as Franmil (now will be more, since the injury), Nelson Cruz, and Trent Grisham. Insane value coming from him. Mr. Wendle is no bum.

Manuel Margot – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th steal. Is there anything more Rays than them putting up 14 runs with Margot as their cleanup hitter? Only thing maybe more Rays is if they had Colin Moran hitting cleanup and he was now a 50+ homer threat.

Alek Manoah – Being called up for Wednesday’s game in Yankee Stadium. Buckle up, kid, it’s gonna get rocky. “I thought the Rocky statue was in Philly.” Shut up, kid. Alek Manoah looks to me like Lance Lynn meets a background extra from Uncut Gems. Manoah looks like he will sell you a knockoff Rolex. I will call him a Rolek. His build is why the term big-bodied came to be defined. A Rolek looks like he could throw 200 IP without breaking a sweat, in one game. Everything I’ve seen has impressed me, from his 96 MPH fastball to his gorge 82 MPH slider. I grabbed him in my RCL (12-team mixed), and would’ve grabbed him in more places if he were available. Roofies suck, so expectations in check, but you’ll never breathe if you can’t Blue Velvet an oxygen mask while watching a rookie starter.

George SpringerJays announced Springer is improving but there’s no timetable for him to return. Why is it starting to feel like some guys enjoyed playing a 60-game season a little too much?

Ross Stripling – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.63. Is it me (it’s not me) or is it more impressive when a guy comes into the game in the 2nd down big (5-0, in Stripling’s case yesterday) and then throws lights-out? You don’t have to answer, I know it is. Stripling is a Streamonator call, and, even after yesterday, I wouldn’t touch him in most instances.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 3-for-5 and his 3rd homer, hitting .247. “My cousin has a tank of piranhas we can drop him into–Wait! Lourdes moved! He’s alive!”

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (7) and legs (3), hitting .322. Lesson learned, do not bet against any hitters in Dunedin, and later Buffalo. In fact (Grey’s got more!), stream any hitters in those spots like they’re Coors.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer, hitting .283. Marcus Semien sounds like shorthand for territorial markings. Or longhand, as it were.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer, hitting .333. Vladdy’s Best Shape of His Life is the best Best Shape of His Life. If I were opposing teams, I’d start following him around looking for weak moments: Astros’ exec steps behind Vladdy, as they get on an elevator, “Hey, could you hit floor six for me?…Thanks. By the way, I have this king-size Port Wine, spreadable cheeseball I’m not eating, any interest?”

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martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Thanks for your help and promptness!!

Here is the point system in my league:

Innings Pitched (IP) 3
Wins (W) 10
Losses (L) -5
Saves (SV) 5
Hits (H) -1
Earned Runs (ER) -3
Walks (BB) -1
Intentional Walks (IBB) -1
Hit Batters (HBP) -1
Strikeouts (K) 1
Holds (HLD) 1

1. I have a chance to pick up Austin Gomber. Is a good pickup? If so, I would have to drop Matthew Boyd or Vince Valazquez. Vince pitched will last night. The other option is to drop a better such as Austin Hays who just went on IL or Tyler Naquin.

2. I also have a chance to pick up Manuel Margot. Would you do it and drop Jed Lowie or Austin Hays or pass?

3. I benched Vince and of course he pitched well. Is there another metric besides $ on low $ starts or just one of those things?

THANKS!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi ,

I am in a points league:

I had Realmutto who is now on IL. I picked up Mike Zunino. He is scheduled against Minor. He is -16. Would you still play him?

Thanks!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Joc with a 2x HR game tonight…

Pederson or Sano?

JC
JC
1 year ago

Must drop one..,, Plesac or Eovaldi ? H2h league so I can be patient. Bit like Nathan better

TJ
TJ
1 year ago

Santander, Lourdes, or Soler?
Thanks!

JC
JC
1 year ago

The Bot likes these trades. Which side do you prefer in each?
1. My M Chapman and Plesac for J Turner.
2. Chapman and Plesac for Rendon
3. Chapman and Plesac for IKF and Margot

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You saved me some embarrassment.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Picked up Rich Hill after an early season panic drop. Man has he paid dividends. Today is just nutty.

OH MY GOD KK robs Benintendi a 3rd time, this time took away a sure double if not a HR. Holy crap what a catch!

Aardvark
Aardvark
1 year ago

How would you rank Kyle Lewis, Santander and Lourdes?
Thanks grey!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Villar is running like crazy – too bad he only has 1 SB to show for it and been thrown out 2x… the 2nd time on a pitch out with the Rockies guessing right

J-Money
J-Money
1 year ago

What Up G,

What are your thoughts on Chapman and Bohm? There really isn’t much out there for FAs outside of some schmotatoes but they’ve really been struggling at the corner for me. 12 team OPS league, what are your thoughts?

Thanks man

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Another Chapman owner getting closer to the edge

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Offered Mookie for Adolis Garcia and Fredy Peralta.

5×5 H2H playoffs. Deeper in hitting than pitching. Would you do that?

Thanks.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Benched Lourdes too. You’re welcome.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Lourdes did another baseball! What the hell is even happening?!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Kluber must have some kind of injury – replaced in the 4th… prayer hexagon!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

“Right” shoulder.

That’s never good.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oops. “Tight”

It’s perfectly normal to have a right shoulder. Hahaha

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

One never knows when players actually get activated, so I’m trying to be prepared.

For Bellinger, I will likely drop my 1B/OF; I currently roster Garrett Cooper and Andrew Vaugh. Based on last two days — can I assume Andrew will survive temporarily?

For Alonso, should I be keeping Lourdes or Blackman?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Villar and Lindor with a nicely executed double steal

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Don’t jinx it! In other news, Vlad Daddy with another bomb… I don’t think I’ve ever regretted a tougher draft day decision than picking Tim Anderson over Vlad Daddy – it was the first time in a long time where I took the entire time making my first pick. I need a mulligan on this 2021 fantasy season

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeeeeeep… he won the landmark case of sooner rather later – lesson learned for next year – if there’s a player like Vlad with that skillset, take that ranking at face value, cause if it hits, it’ll win your league.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Something would be off if I didn’t have a rant about the Mets. I just read Thor was pulled from his rehab start with diminished fastball velocity in one inning. We all knew he was a long shot this year, but that same medical staff cleared degrom. We see what has happened with carrasco already. I am just throwing it out there to those who believe degrom is back.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

Dang it!

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

With Brian Anderson out for a couple weeks, think the Marlins bring up Jesus Sanchez?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Jay
1 year ago

berti for steals becomes a thing again (he got one tonight playing anderson’s 3B) in deep spots or short days.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Benching Story today because he’s facing de Grom and I have Swanson. Stand by for Story to absolutely go off.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Oh I guess Mondesi felt your jab so he’s back in the big leagues tonight.

I’m dropping Hampson over Villar. I’ve got Brujan waiting to be my 2B. Sound like the right move?

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
1 year ago

12 teamer 5×5 h2h. have the 2 BN bats since my this week opp and end of last week i didn’t need more SP stats, then added santander over hays yesterday with hays out. stanton and/or bellinger back soon, so i’ll by next week be turning 1 of these bats into streamer pitcher spot (i’ve been bouncing around since gallen went out) and another needs to turn into stanton or bellinger (also added sano lately, but he could be a drop too)
C w.smith
1B sano (3B)
2B semien (SS)
SS story
3B bregman
OF (3): happ (2B/3B/OF, added lately), l.gurriel (2B/OF also lately), jd mart
util (2): otani (have both, separately), santander
BN straw (SS/OF, for steals, used to have leody), mcmahon (1-3B @ degrom tonight)
DL: conforto, stanton, bellinger, mostsuckass

guessing the first drop if bellinger or stanton is back this week is one of sano/happ/l.gurriel/santander and probably the 2nd and 3rd from that grouping too for the 2nd of bellinger/stanton and SP streamer spot.

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
1 year ago

Howdy Grey…

I have Kyle Seager in 3rd and he is… fine. Very boring for fantasy, and I don’t love him, but I can’t decide if he’s really worth replacing. Bohm just got dropped, but I would need to drop Seager to grab him. Seeing how awful Bohm looks, would you do it? A few other notables currently available:

J.D. Davis – assuming he is coming off the IL soon
Jonathan Villar
Colin Moran – same boat as JD
Josh Fuentes
Hoerner
Candelario
Longoria
Josh Harrison
Brad Miller

This is a 10 team yahoo 5×5 cat league. Thanks brotha!

brett
brett
1 year ago

bench either Kyle tucker or Alvarez against Kershaw tonight…

And start Kirilloff against Kremer?

Thanks!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Who would you rather have on a minor league roster? Vidal Brujan or Marco Luciano?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok thanks! Is it close?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok sounds good. Im going to freshen up the look of my minor league roster with some Vidal Sassoon.

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

Benentendi, Lewis, Grossman, N Lowe, Kirilofg

Best 3 rest of season roto?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Carson Kelly is batting 5th tonight – let us pray he does not foul a ball off his foot for the next 3-4 weeks… and out producing IKF wouldn’t be bad either…

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 year ago

Grey,

With the Master (Bader) going to the IL I need to fill in the OF spot.

Who to pick up in:
League 1- Happ, Kirilloff, Grossman, B Miller or Av Garcia?
League 2- Av Garcia, Duvall, or B Miller?

Thanks!

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
1 year ago

12 teamer saves (and k/9). have these chapman, t.rogers (SF), critchton, hendriks, barnes (BOS). drop rogers or crichton for trivino, recently dropped? h2h so with this many closers i sometimes (and should, really) win saves easily, other times not, which sucks with this many. it’s max 5 RP here and i have that.

Aardvark
Aardvark
1 year ago

Would you offer mondesi for his musgrove?

Ogre
Ogre
1 year ago

Drop Givens for Estevez to be the handcuff for Bard? Someone has to take the 9th from him eventually, right?

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 year ago

Please rank

Eflin Pineda McClanahan Turnbull and Poteet

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
1 year ago

hiura already getting jerked around, musgrove ain’t no lefty, jelly donut back in batting 2nd at 1B (might have to add him instead of maybin in that league above, or not. somebody dropped maton just now though, that’s safer longer term since he’s didi’s handcuff and a SS that plays, something really hard to find there).

Los
Los
1 year ago

LMAO @ this Plesac news… I’ve now lost pitchers to:
-raging at a video game
-punching wall after bad start
-“aggressively taking shirt off”

anyways, which of these SPs do you like most? (looking to add 2 of them probably)
Bumgarner, Luzardo, D German, Marquez, Turnbull, Singer, Mclanahan. J Gray, Brubaker

Los
Los
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks!

welcome back from your rage-quitting hiatus Jesus!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I dropped Plesac this morning before the news came out about his injury – maybe my luck is turning around???

In other news, Lourdes is batting 7th tonight…

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

I have Mondesi coming off the IL. Which of these guys is the most droppable?

* Nate Lowe
* Villar
* Mullins

Thank you!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Grumble. I have six injured players – Bellinger, Conforto, Grisham, Gallen, Gibson, Graveman – and have to start out with unrelated some whining. Anywho.

I currently have Adam Frazier as my bench sub in case an OF or Chisolm sits (Chisolm at 2B, Canha/Laureano/Ozuna/Riley at OF/Util). Would that spot be better used speculating on Middleton as an interim Seattle closer, streaming Kaprielian tomorrow vs SEA, or holding onto to Frazier as a super-sub of sorts?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I added Carlos Santana earlier today after someone in my league apparently lost his mind, but I only dropped Montero for him. *shruggie*

I’ll keep looking and keep an eye on Middleton and Soria in case either gets a save. Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Yea Mondesi is back
Boo Harper and Bader to the IL
I cant, I just cant

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Dude, We have 60 man rosters, you know for depth and stuff, we start 21 bats each day, and 14 pitchers any combo of SP,MR,CL.

Right at this minute I have 17 players on the IL!!

I think I wanna take my ball and go home lmao!

Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup
Someone Pissed in my Alphabet Soup
1 year ago

Worried about Lindor ros? Kris Bryant for him or too much?

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Betts!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

I guess he was only out for a couple games, but it seemed longer.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
1 year ago

Which ones of these tools would you drop? Plesac or Ynoa? 18 team keeper.

StevenTyler
StevenTyler
1 year ago

Taillon, Corbin, Valdez, Maeda, Urquidy, Singer, Kim, Garcia, Miley and McMlanahan

Pick two please for ROS. QS league

Thank you

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

Hiura or Rodgers?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Wine Day!

Definitely gotta drink a lot and whine about the status of my dumpster-fire of a team…. 6 guys on the IL with only 3 IL-Slots…what the hell!?!

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: S. Murphy
1B: Bohm
2B: Hampson
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Kirilloff, Adolis, Lewis
UTL: Sano, Lowe
BN: empty
SP: Castillo, Ryu, T. Rogers , Means, Lamet, Morton
RP: Diaz, DickRod, A. Reyes, Romano

IL: Alonso, Conforto, Grisham, Syndergaard, T. Walker, Biggio

Question(s):
– would you dropping Biggio and/or Romano for a bench bat/ Streamer (ex. SON loves Lucchesi & likes Flexen – both starting on 5/27 )?
— do you like/ trust both Lucchesi (v. COL) & Flexen’s (v. TEX) starts?
– Are you trusting Morton @ BOS today?

Thanks as always!

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

Plesac to the DL…

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  herschel
1 year ago

“Plesac (thumb) suffered the injury by hitting his thumb on a chair while “aggressively” removing his shirt after Sunday’s start, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.”

What the… players hurting themselves video-gaming angrily ain’t got nothin’ on Plesac

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Thundershoe
1 year ago

Gotta say that the honesty of the statement/reporting here is kind of refreshing in this day in age, though perhaps they’re purposely trying to shame Plesac a bit?

Injurious
Injurious
Reply to  herschel
1 year ago

Dude hurts himself while taking off his shirt? Are we all dropping instead of stashing on IL? I need saves and my ILs are full with better players than this guy has been.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Injurious
1 year ago

dude’s got a weird life. goes out partying last year when he knows fully well he’ll be suspended or otherwise punished. takes his shirt off breaks a thumb. weird shit this guy gets into.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

yeah he wanted some time off to party in the hot tub, read about strasburg/luzardo/price doing stuff to themselves from video games, said “i can beat that”

Alps
Alps
1 year ago

If Gilbert looks bad tonight I cut him.
I know about the potential but we have to win now not in a few months or next year.
Who would you pick up from the Potential options
Kaprielian
Gomber
Pivetta
Richards
Taillon

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

And Harper and Gibson to the IL.

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Mondesi!!

Someone Pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone Pissed in my alphabet soup
1 year ago

Would you take Freeman for Soto and be happy? worried about freeman at all this year?

Drew
Drew
1 year ago

I’ve got Tatis as SS on my keeper and soon to have Mondesi coming back (today or tomorrow). Move Mondesi for a SP stud? Is Burnes or Woodruff too big an ask?

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He countered with Ian Anderson…

JaysForDays
JaysForDays
1 year ago

Looking to trade story.

Would you trade him for lindor?

Thanks man!

JaysForDays
JaysForDays
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

What about story and Olsen for freeman? Too much?

JaysForDays
JaysForDays
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Story and voit? Lol

Story is undervalued in my league, not too sure what to package.

I have Olsen, jram, hiura, trout, acuna, Kyle Lewis, Santander, both Rojas, Hayes, and naquin

Charlie
Charlie
1 year ago

Grey, 10 team, 6×5, h2h Yahoo league. Which side of this trade would you prefer? Thanks!

Yuli Gurriel + Paddack

Or

Berrios

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
1 year ago

NL only, very injured now. OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added 10 team h2h.
C molina
1B freeman
2B wong
SS sosa (this is working out well, except for a caught steal yesterday)
3B shaw (1B)
MI harrison (2B/3B)
CI riley (3B/OF)
OF (4): harper (i’ll bet green money he has a concussion, anybody remember any talk about “wrist” or “back” BEFORE getting hit in the cheek with a near 100 off genesis? nope, since neither of them were even mentioned before the getting hit. then 4-5 days into missing games (after he said on social media night of it he’d be back right away and was “fine”) we start reading about this supposed “wrist/back” gibberish. i don’t think dude can see right from his concussion, and should’ve been DL’d about 2 weeks ago or more by now, he was in god mode until that). apparently he just got DL’d for “forearm contusion” yeah ok. dude wants to be a hockey player and not admit his head is f’d up and “man up”. yahoo still hasn’t given him that DL yet though. other OF’ers: gone varnish (2B/SS/OF), schwarber, l.thomas (nabbed yesterday as he was playing over j.will, now with bader out j.will will also be starting
util (1): fargas (OF, who’ll also be DL’d shortly)
DL: mcneil, moustakas, didi, grisham, bader and about to add harper and fargas to this

now the hard part, add which 3 of these: maybin (he’s starting for sure lately), j-will (should be), admed (dropped recently, could util or move harrison to CI riley to OF), red dick (starting last 4 days), g.heredia (starts often enough i guess), mags sierra (this dude is like b.hamilton who actually singles sometimes yet forgets he has speed), drury (tons of positions and maybe starts when fargas gets his DL), nido (dropped recently and they’re playing him with mccann at 1B), joyce (playing now with harper out but could be quinn, who’s owned).

only got 5 moves left on week so if i keep up this injury rate i’m screwed. and it’s been pretty constant for about 2ish weeks now if we include the large amount of days mostsuck/didi/harper/mcneil missed before being put on DL too. at least bader/fargas sound like they’ll be added the day after.

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now

ahmed sucks, but i probably gotta watch him if not adding him, gone varnish and sosa won’t be starting forever (if i’m “lucky” varnish plays till mcneil is back though). there are literally NO other SS’s with playing time not owned. jedong sounds back likely soonish, which will remove any sosa playing time.

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now

doesn’t help me here but HAPPY MONDESI DAY (it only took what 55 days into season)

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

holy crap, i did some research on heredia, he must’ve been hurt longer than i thought, only 65 at bats. BUT in those, .938 OPS, and over .32 counting stats per at bat (RBI + runs) out of the very bad holes in lineup. that is crazy great.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

In a starts limit league, pick one:

Civale @ Det (Skubal)

Rich Hill vs. KC (Keller)

Irvin vs. Sea (Gilbert)

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Irvin has 2 good starts according to SON and Joey Bart, but the other writer (forgot the name) is on the dissenting side

Chin Music
Chin Music
1 year ago

QS league – Musgrove or Lynn ROS?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

I was at the As game last night.
The sound of that Kelenic HR wasn’t like most.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

Totally. Really impressive. Don’t know if you saw my brief comment on him above, but kid has got something.

JC
JC
1 year ago

Looks like NcInstry back Friday. Drop Cesar for him or hold?

michael b
michael b
1 year ago

why is seth brown’s roster percentage so low? (4%) is he a hidden gem that i was ahead of the curve to discover or is he not that good and I added someone on a hot streak who not worth it.
this wouldnt be the first time for me to do something like this ( i got adolis garcia earlier than his roster percentage could catch up, as well as yermin mercedes) is this another good player popping up like those two ( or better) im sure you have a lot of experience being ahead of the curve with questionable but promising pickups, what is your opinion on this?

michael b
michael b
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

wow, I had no idea he was a platooon player and i just dropped nico hoerner instead of him when picking up keston hiura, was this a big mistake? also if he’s really not a regular player ill probably drop him, there are some decent people available though ill just list a few: luis arraez, adam eaton, lorenzo cain, josh fuentes, garret cooper, corey dickerson, matt beaty, niko goodrum, luis Urias, taylor walls, wander franco and now nico hoerner who i just dropped . are any of these people worth picking up instead of seth brown who seems to not quite be a regular, or should i keep him or submit a claim for hoerner, 12 team h2h categories league, i told you my lineup earlier not sure if you remember but if any of those guys are worse than brown and i should pick up one of these guys and drop someone instead of him let me know

michael b
michael b
Reply to  michael b
1 year ago

Zach Mckinstry is also available if that changes anything

michael b
michael b
Reply to  michael b
1 year ago

also hunter dozier and nick senzel, sorry i initially ignored them as IL players but i have an open il spot and they should be back soon

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

so with the list of available players considered you think my best bet would be to drop Seth brown for garret cooper?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Better hold for potential saves/ratios in a roto – Pomz or Arch Bradley?

Thank you!

Vrugg
1 year ago

Grey, I’m in a 12 team 6 x 6 with OPS and QS. Could you please rank the following players assuming that they are off of the IL and healthy.

Batters: Belt, Joc, Nimmo, Pavin Smith, Mountcastle

SP: Luzardo, Logan Webb, Singer, Eovaldi, Maeda

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

3B I’m intrigued by if Chapman keeps slumping: JD Davis, Ian Happ, Danny Santana, Nico Hoerner

With regards to JD, I’m assuming he’s coming back around this weekend, and won’t have playing time concerns with all the Mets injuries

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

True… but would you say a healthy JD is worth it to replace Chapman? Maybe Ian Happ, but I saw his Launch Angle is under 10, which gives me pause. Danny Santana has that 5×5 ability if he’s back to 2019 form… decisions, decisions…

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
1 year ago

10 team roto. Currently have Zunino at Catcher.

Kelly just came off the IL and is a Free Agent at the moment…..

Drop Zunini for Kelly or hold?

thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

1. Is Velasquez anything more than a streamer?

2. Romano available on waivers.
a. Velasquez or Romano?
b. Ty Rogers (SF) or Romano?

And off-topic, how long should it take before being able to distinguish among the various “T Rogers” pitchers populating my 2021 Fantasy rosters?

michael b
michael b
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I think you accidentally replied to my comment instead of posting your own, its totally fine though

michael b
michael b
Reply to  michael b
1 year ago

nevermind my bad

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hahaha, the Rogers confuse me every time.

Michael B
Michael B
1 year ago

12 team h2h catagories league, here’s my roster;
C: Yermin Mercedes, 1B: Freddie Freeman, 2B enrique hernandez, 3B: Justin Turner, SS: Trevor Story, 2B/SS: Nico Hoerner, 1B/3B: Josh Bell, OF: Mike Yastremski, Austin Hays, Adolis Garcia, Jarred kelenic, Seth Brown, Utility: Mark Canha, Bench: Max Kepler (DTD) IL: Cavan Biggio, Didi Gregorious. SP: Clayton Kershaw, Hyun jin Ryu, Luis castillo, trevor rogers, ian anderson, kyle hendricks, robbie ray, patrick corbin, cole irvin (streaming) RP: Liam hendriks, diego castillo, daniel bard.
1. is my team any good any changes you would make?
2 should i drop anyone for keston hiura,
3 should i drop irvin for michael pineda for his start tomorrow?

michael b
michael b
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

your right my hitting isn’t the greatest, streaky but not consistently as good as id like

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

Rank/ROS:

1.) Story, Bichette, Xander

2.) Woodruff, Mad Max, Bauer

cable
cable
1 year ago

h/h points 12 team redraft….

what you think of this trade just made

(get)Gallo & Tim Anderson for (give) A Meadows & Y Gurriel

was rotating Carlos Santana & Gurriel at 1b..had Y Alvarez at DH

Bryan McDonald
Bryan McDonald
1 year ago

Please help, need to drop one..

Eddie Rosario, Grossman, or Santandar?

Best IL Team
Best IL Team
1 year ago

In what order do you like these for a standard roto redraft?

Tucker, Teoscar, Riley

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Vaughn or Sano?

Someone Pissed In My Alphabet Soup
Someone Pissed In My Alphabet Soup
1 year ago

Plz rank Mahle, Adbert, Heany ros or did i?

Oppo Taco
Oppo Taco
1 year ago

1. M Chapman or Riley ROS?

2. Would you trade Riley for Kershaw in a keeper league?

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

This one hurts… i had a chance 2 weeks ago

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey, I know you hate Realmuto…..would you deal him for Eduardo Escobar?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I know….desperate for CI power. I could try for Goldshmidt

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Following up on trade questions from yesterday. Have an offer on the table – my D. German and Clase for C. Taylor – which I know you think is a bit too much. Going to see if I can make a proposal for some other players and wondering if you think Teoscar and Star-Marte are clearly better targets than C. Taylor if I’m giving German and Clase.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Star-Marte better than Taylor as well?

Also, upgrading my batting via trade and the wire has been tough going thus far. If the Taylor deal is the only one that is available, would you rather take it or stash prospects like Brujan and Duran? I realize those aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive but my standing in my H2H league is a bit precarious in terms of getting into the playoffs, so stashing players comes with the risk of sacrificing points during these critical matchups.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Got it – final follow-ups for today!

A. The back end of my batting lineup is: Josh Rojas, W. Calhoun, and Kiriloff. What order would you drop them in to pick up Duran/Brujan?

B. In a 14-teamer, is McNeil entering droppable territory? I’m going to try to hold him but like everyone, it’s been tough to manage the limited IL slots.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

OK, I lied, I have one more follow-up.

My trading partner said he would be open to adding a reliever to his side of the deal. If I can get him to add Diekman to the deal, I feel like that would be a good deal. I’m in a saves+holds league btw. What do you think?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He also has Loaisiga and Emilio Pagan available. I don’t like them as much as Diekman, though Loaisiga actually has scored more total points than Diekman currently.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Do you like Adbert this week vs CIN? He’s slated to counter Castillo at the moment.

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
1 year ago

Thanks for all your help!!

1. I need more starting pitchers. I think that JOMO has more opportunity for spot starts with higher dollar values . I have to waive Matthew Boyd or Vince Velasquez. Do you agree that JOMO has more a higher side than either of them? Who would you waive or keep both of them and look for other players to waive?

2. V. Velasquez is scheduled to pitch tonight against Sandy Alcantara. I was going to keep Vince on the bench. Do you agree?

2. I would like to get back Eric Hosner from the waivers. I jumped the gun and didn’t ask you. Who would you waive from A. Hays or Kike Hernandez? Should keep either of both of them and look for other potential players like Matthew Boyd or Vince Velasquez?

Have a great day!!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Comment above made me dig in to Blake Snell a little bit. He is frustrating. My assumption going in was that Snell’s primary issue is fastball command based on what I’ve seen from him this season. There do seem to be some things in his underlying numbers that need fixing if he’s going to improve.

He has one of the worst first pitch strike rates among qualified starters. He’s only 55% in getting to strike 1. I think the inability to challenge with the fastball with good location early in the count is kind of the whole key.

As he gets behind in the count a couple of things happen. He gets more nibbly and he loses some of the efficacy on his secondary pitches. His chase rate is also below league average, which it should not be given the quality of the slider/curve/change combo individually. That big 12/6 curveball in particular isn’t generating swings and misses at the rate it has for his career. He’s down about 10% points on the swing rate on the curve this year versus his curve. A lot easier to lay off it for hitters ahead in the count.

He’s getting behind, nibbling and then creating traffic for himself with that 5.7 BB/9. Not a good recipe. All that snowballs into the pitch count stuff that everybody talks about. His K rate right now is a full 3 k/9 above his career average. Some of that is the ball and the league trend and stuff of course. Wouldn’t be the worst thing to see him try to attack more with the fastball early and maybe trade some of the walks for Ks.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP