My preseason NL MVP pick was Travis Shaw.  *turns to a mirror* You’re handsome, but hella stupid.  My mirror reflection separates from my body.  The apparition picks up a see-through suitcase, “I think it’s time we went our separate ways.”  But how will you get along out there without me? Can an apparition order Chick-fil-A or boba? “Don’t make this harder than it needs to be.”  It was one bad call.  “Tell that to my teams with Travis Shaw and Daniel Palka.”  Nooooooo!!!  Any hoo!  My soul left me after I told it to draft Travis Shaw, and I can’t blame it.  What a garbage call.  Maybe Shaw will return as Travos so we can “see worth.”  It’s a game of puns!  With the Brewers moving on from Shaw by sending him to the Ineffective List, they called up Keston Hiura.  I know I say this shizz three times a week, but he could be *the* call-up of the year.  Here’s what I’ve said in the past, “One scout said this offseason at the Arizona Fall League, ‘We all talk about the bat of Vladdy, with obvious reason, but outside of Vladdy, I’d call Keston Hiura the purest power bat I saw out in Arizona. He’s just a special, special kid.’  The scout continued, ‘Have you seen my chew?’ turning his lip inside out, ‘Ah, there it is,’ then after a pause, ‘I’m big league, baby!’ I actually have owned Huira for the better part of two years in two separate NL-Only leagues, and I’m a fan.  Think there’s a chance for a 18/7/.270 season.  That sounds downright–Don’t say Jed Lowrie, don’t say Lowrie, don’t say Lowrie, don’t say Lowrie– Led Jowrie!  (What’s worse, I thought of saying ‘what Brett Lawrie was supposed to be’ — woof!)  In Double-A last year, Hiura hit 6 HRs with 11 SBs and .272 in only 73 games, but his bat will play, and, as mentioned above about how he looked in Arizona, he destroyed the AFL, getting better and better.”  And that’s me quoting me!  He continued to get better this year, hitting .333 with 11 HRs in 37 Triple-A games, while chipping in four steals.  He was striking out way too much in Triple-A to hit .333 in the majors, but 18/7/.270 sounds about right from this point forward with a chance for more.  Maybe he could even be the NL MVP.  I’m kidding, apparition!  Please, come back, I’m empty inside!.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yasmani Grandal – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .265.  Trying to live up to the catcher pace car, Mitch Garver.  Yup, just as you imagined in March.

Brandon Woodruff – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 5 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  Sonavabench!  Damn, shot myself in the foot like anyone the news labels a “Florida Man.”

Jerad Eickhoff – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.65.  Some days it’s Eickhoff, yesterday it was Jer-khoff.

Bryce Harper – 0-for-2, hitting .219.  Don’t worry, Phillies fans, you only have him for 12 and a 1/2 more years.

Michael Chavis – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .289.  Can you imagine even thinking about dropping him with how he’s hitting?  No?  Well, pop in the comments, because a lot of people apparently can.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-5 and his 8th homer.  Just Dong because everything is just not.

Rafael Devers – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .331.  Ya know what could be happening with Devers?  A slow-burn breakout.  He appears to not be doing anything for power, but if he gets into five quick homers, he could be hitting .340 with power and an insanely low strikeout rate and huge boost in walks.

Chris Sale – 7 IP, 2 ER, 3 hits, zero BBs, 17 Ks, ERA at 4.24.  “Mah I tahld ya we needed 17 K placahrds for the game!”  “Shut the fahk up, Junior!”  That’s a mother and son at Fenway enjoying the game.  A Sale may be synonymous with buying low, but you might need to rethink that definition.

Andrew Benintendi – 0-for-6, 4 Ks, hitting .265.  Buy!  Seriously, we have a big enough sample size — that’s what she never said! — to know Benintendi will be better than this.

Garrett Hampson – Optioned to Triple-A.  The Rockies gave him every opportunity to succeed.  The Rockies giving every opportunity is:  Three to four days a week, hitting as high as seventh, and pointing at Tapia while saying, “We gave him five days to hit once every three years, so no pressure.”

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .317.  During the recording of Tell It To My Heart, Taylor Dane blotted her lipstick with this tissue and my uncle, a sound engineer, gave it to me.  A family heirloom, to be sure, which is why it’s weird I’m going to haphazardly leave it by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Julio Urias – Placed on leave after being arrested for domestic battery.  More like Julio Uranus.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  He has 13 homers and 22 RBIs.  That 30/30 season that was predicted for him is coming!

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .409.  Yawn.  You were so April.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .273.  Break me off a piece of that $54 vending machine steak!

Chris Paddack – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 1.99.  I still love you, you big, cowboy’d hatted, puddle of goof!

Manny Machado – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .265.  Get hot, you sumsabeach!

Shaun Anderson – Will make his major league debut today.  Here’s what Prospect Mike said about him, “Hey Mike, what’s it like to write a blurb about a C-Grade 24-year-old pitching prospect? I’d tell you kind reader, but I’m too busy screaming into a pillow. Above-average fastball and slider. Changeup with some potential. Mid-rotation ceiling. I just…I just. Okay. One more! We can do it! RAWR!”  Sounds like Shaun Anderson could be a 1 RAWR player.  I’d leave him for NL-Only leagues for now.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  He homered for the 1st two times ever in the same park that his dad played his 1st World Series game, because baseball finds significance in everything.  And there was 27 words in the previous sentence, and his number is 27.  Okay, that kind of stuff you can’t just make up.

Trent Thornton – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.81.  One wobbler down, one wobbler to go in this 2-start week you got me into Streamonator.

Jed Lowrie – Diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain.  The injury happened while he was straining to reach my comparison of him to Keston Hiura.

Noah Syndergaard – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.74.  Wow, he is so hit or miss.  Insert Shruggy the Emoji wearing a cardigan and picking lint out of his chest pocket.  Yo, Shruggy, what you find in your pocket?  Shruggy shrugs.  Thanks, Shruggy, that was fascinating.

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, a grand slam, hitting .237.  Mitch Garver does that in his sleep!

Victor Robles – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .250.  He’s currently out-producing Sexy Dr. Pepper, which is, well, I’m happy for Robles, but I own Juan Soto, and I’m thirsty.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  OZUNA wish everyone could have feeling of hitting home run.  OZUNA curses.  OZUNA just waste last genie wish.

Yadier Molina – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .283.  Real question, will Molina ever stop being productive?  I’m not a Cards homer; some would say I never say nice things about the Cards, which isn’t true, but Molina’s a no-doubt Hall of Famer.  That’s crazy considering how miserably he was hitting his first seven (!) years.

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .305 and a .421 OBP.  I only mention the OBP, because whoa.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .246.  There’s a throwback name from a kindler, gentler time like way back to the first week of the season, when we thought Kolten Wong was going to be great and Chris Sale sucked.

Mike Foltynewicz – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 8.02.  I can understand the Braves ignoring the telltale signs that he’s still hurt and trying to get Faultynowitzki going for real baseball purposes, but what’s your excuse?

Austin Riley – With Ender Inciarte fake injured, the Braves will call up Austin Riley to play the outfield after getting a whooping four games in the outfield in the minors.  Whatever, how hard could it be?  You count blades of grass; you spit sunflower seeds; you tell the short-centerfielder he can copy your math homework.  At least that’s what I did when I played outfield in Little League.  Same diff, right?  Either way, he’s not being promoted for his defense.  On the Prospectonator, Riley is ranked 20th in projections for all rookie hitters (Hiura is above him).  It has Riley down for 25/2/.250, but that’s over the course of a season, and feels light for average, if I’m being frank.  Serpico, if I had to choose one, because I play it by the book!  I grabbed Riley in my shallowest league (12-team mixed) and would own him everywhere.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .298.  The Astros were facing Ryan Carpenter, who sounds like he might make a better soap opera actor, but their offense is sick as in very healthy.  (A reason why I haven’t talked much about Yordan.  I’m aware of him, but unless the Astros move on from Tyler White, I’m not sure where he plays.)

George Springer – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 16th homer, an inside-the-parker, hitting .329.  The entire Astros’ lineup is Cody Bellinger.  Prove me wrong.

Aledmys Diaz – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and like his 12th homer in the last week, and three homers since Altuve went on the IL and screams HOT.  I mentioned Diaz’s schmotatoness yesterday, today I’m saying fire emoji on the schmotato.

Ronny Rodriguez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .312.  That’s six homers in only 21 games for those slow on the uptake.  For those real slow, that’s good.  Yes, he should be owned.

Justin Bour – Optioned to the minors.  The Bourbino’s headed to Salt Lake, which is good for floating and marrying, but bad for one’s career.

Mitch Garver – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .329.  He’s hitting 3rd and it makes sense!  Wait, I’m seeing he was injured on a home plate collision.  Damn, after the collision, Garver removed the chest padding and his shirt read, “If you can read this, Mitch fell off!”  Nooooo!

Kyle Gibson – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  The Streamonator didn’t love this start, but I figured Gibson at home and, well, I should’ve listened and started Woodruff instead.

Luke Weaver – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  C’mon, don’t be a stream-weaver, Weaver; I got a dreamweaver, Weaver; be a bob and weaver, Weaver! (I’m so motivational.)

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  Looking at his peripherals, he’s going to be up and down from a 3.50 ERA to a 4.00 ERA all year.  Assuming neutral luck.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, hitting .329.  This is neither here nor there, but he’s doing what I was hoping from Devers.

Cole Tucker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .182.  Serious question, was this his 1st hit since his 1st game?

Joey Votto – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .207.  Votto got older than Wilford Brimley after the aliens put the kibosh on the Cocoon pool.

Kyle Hendricks – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.86.  Ryu > Hendricks = Natalie Wood.  Damn, my math’s a little off there.  Was supposed to equal they’re underrated, not something underwater.

Caleb Smith – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  Can we bask in his gloriousness for one second?  Out in Calebaskus with Kanye and Kim.  His K/9 is 12 and his BB/9 is 2.6 with a 2.94 xFIP.  On our Player Rater, he’s been a top 10 starter, and in real life he’s been roughly a top 8 starter.  *low whistle indicating sexy*

Avisail Garcia – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .296.  Now has three homers in the last week and last night’s home run went about 750 feet, and tells me he’s completely locked in like the MyPillow guy is with polyester fiberfill.

Felix Hernandez – Out 4-6 weeks with a lat strain.  That’s a shame, he was good only four years ago.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Vogel’s bringing sexy bach!

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  He’s scratching that Mitch!

Roenis Elias – 2 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.78 and his 5th save.  Elias Sports Bureau said, “I’m the latest poorly-used closer!”  Elias Sports Bureau, you wouldn’t happen to be Roenis Elias, would you?  *Elias blinks suspiciously*  Mm-hmm, as I thought.

Shelby Miller – 1 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 9.51.  Not to state the painfully obvious, but how has he been in the majors for the last four years?

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .321.  After six weeks, it’s still hard to believe anything.  Hot hitters will go cold, cold hitters will vis-à-vis. However, I truly believe Dozier has broke out and is never going back to an also-ran.

Giancarlo Stanton – Diagnosed with a shoulder strain.  This is gonna blow your mind, but no one pays me $300 million.  I know, that might surprise some of you.  I appreciate that.  Prolly worth it, but what’s a few hundred million amongst friends.  Either way, making about $300 million less than $300 million and, ya know, this is the crazy part, I could get diagnosed for a shoulder strain in less than six weeks.  What in the holy eff is going on with Giancarlo?  Why is Dr. Met now diagnosing Yankees players?

Kendrys Morales – Signed by the Yankees.  Finally, a bat to protect Gio Urshela!

Carlos Carrasco – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.18.  Classic Cookie without being crumby.

Jake Bauers – 2-for-2 and his 4th homer, hitting .246.  I’ve been meaning to drop Bauers for a few weeks now in one league, but I can’t find a decent replacement (it’s a deeper league).  This will give Jake Bauers a bit more time, which was every May sweeps episode of 24.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .195.  No need to rehash how off I was on Jo-Ram in the preseason, but I’m thinking a buying opportunity is beginning to swell, because of how much people now hate Jo-Ram.  Uh-oh, now there’s gonna be a reverse swell jinx.

Jordan Luplow – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .280, and four homers in the last week, and hitting near .350 in that time.  Hot schmotato alert!  Fun fact!  If Jordan Luplow played in Japan, his nickname would be Scooby Doo.

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Cheavy
Cheavy
3 years ago

Need an explanation for barkley/turnbull

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

In my NL, who would you drop among Folty, Gausman, Eickhoff or Eflin. It’s a keeper league.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. im sure youve probably answered this, but who you giving the edge to between hiura and riley?

Thanks!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  herschel
3 years ago

oh neato, an opportunity. what kind of line would you guess as to:
1. over/under just today (don’t count yesterday) as to how many times this got asked
2. how many total posts above one might need to look to see this answered most recently

it’s hiura. ranked higher by ralph/mike in general everybody in prospecting circles, but it’s very close in rudy’s prospectonator.

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: disregard. Saw it was the first question asked….

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Herschel
3 years ago

not kidding when it was also probably like the
2nd, 6th, 7th, 11th, etc. it actually was the 1st and 2nd for sure.

robhalla
robhalla
3 years ago

Grey -Razzballers -would anyone drop Daniel Murphy for Brandon Lowe?

Lowe was dropped for Hiura .

Got Ronny fillin in for Murphy at the moment but would keep him as a super U anyway,

DROP or Keep Murphy ? Thanks in advance.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
3 years ago

here we go, actual darvish appearance of improvements. no BB’s, assloads of K’s…. was the reds though.

Primetime
Primetime
3 years ago

Darvish over fried, giolito, Soroka or d germAn?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Primetime
3 years ago

German is straight dealing right now – ride the wave

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

should have listened to SON on Marquez

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Q: On the podcast, you talked about Nick Anderson – how about the job Scott Barlow is doing in KC – would you consider him a viable ratio boosting play as well?

brett
brett
3 years ago

How big a gap between Riley and Hiura?

brett
brett
3 years ago

Darvish no walks! in a QS league rather Darvish over Fried or Weaver

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey wiould you drop Yandy diaz for Nicky Lopez

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

or eric Sogard

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

would you drop Yandy Doaz or eric Sogard for Nicky Lopez

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

well I dropped Sogard for Jared Walsh. So would you drop Yandy Diaz for NIcky Lopez?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

or Jerad Walsh for Nicky

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Looks like Riley just end-ered the Inciarte era in Atlanta.

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
3 years ago

Last one Grey I promise lol my Benintendi and Soto for his JD Martinez and Hader. might be able to sub Wheeler for Hader. Your last thoughts.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
3 years ago

guessing in AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals if i have these for 4 OF slots and 1 BN slot do NOT drop anybody for big willie or luplow again (just dropped luplow for making space for mercado, need the steals here)

mercado, grichuk, bauers (1B), pence, a.gordon

and WTF, after jerking this dude around for like 2 years now the first day he’s up he’s batting 2nd? let me guess, if he doesn’t hit well right away he’ll be right down to 9th-8th and benched a whole week later too right? oh wait, it’s because pence has been doing very well and TEX has one of those managers where “i’m replacing a guy who’s done very well for a while so i’ll just slot his replacement into similarly useful to the guy i’m benching for’s slot”

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

wow, it’s pretty sad that NYY are AHEAD of LAA/the mess when it comes to doctors eh? andjuar had to go through an ENTIRELY different set of opinions to find out what’s pretty obvious the first time, the only reason NYY are better off here is the LAA or mess would’ve waited like at least 10 months longer to go back and get that second set of opinions. stanton “unofficially” has a shoulder issue for about a month or so, then they find out it is actually a shoulder issue.

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
3 years ago

Rosario for Moustakis

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Marquez :-(

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

At least he sorta swept up after himself. Sorta.

Yio
Yio
3 years ago

Riley over Ohtani or Eloy?

TJ
TJ
3 years ago

Do you like Tapia more than Sano?
Thanks.

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

Josh Bell is in demand. Glad I picked him up a while ago. I got an offer of JD Martinez for him. As well as Bell is playing, I don’t know if I should take it based on my lineup. It’s a shallow standard roto 10-teamer so every team is stacked. I could move Hoskins to 1B to make room for JD. Do I give up Bell to get JD or hold?

C Ramos
1B Bell
2B Baez
3B Rendon
SS Story
OF Yelich
OF Acuna
OF Rosario
UTIL Mondesi
UTIL Hoskins

BENCH Albies

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Will do.

Would you take Rizzo over Eddie Rosario?

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
3 years ago

12 team roto 5×5 w OBP

Riley over Carlos Santana? If so, how much FAAB out of $100 when I’ve spent half.

Thanks in advance.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

I’m looking at picking up a prospect and wanted your opinion:

Pitchers
Cal Quantrill (SD)
Rico Garcia (COL)
Christian Javier (HOU)
Anthony Kay (NYM)

Hitters
Ben Ruta (NYY)
Chris Gittens (NYY)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

someone picked him up. who is plan B?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

ok thanks

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
3 years ago

Hi Grey. Which one of these outfielders would you trade.looking for a corner guy. Who (value wise)you expect I could get in return? Soto. Betts. Trout. Blackmon. Acuna. Benintendi. Rosario. 8 team espn KeeperThanks

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

3rd would be the priority

Uncle Ernie
Uncle Ernie
Reply to  uncle ernie
3 years ago

3rd would be my priority. Thanks

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

Last one

Muncy/ryu for jo ram

The Other JC
The Other JC
3 years ago

It is a strange sensation to control the baseball universe. I dropped Adam Jones to chase that rookie-nookie upside. He promptly has gone 8-17 with three home runs. You are welcome Arizona and all Jones owners.

Hint: I just dropped Winker. Go get him.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It’s time for you to sell Voit.I heart my KB nowadays.

The Other JC
The Other JC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I have him on that same team! Too funny…ugh

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

Ryu/renfroe for Eloy

Trying to cash in on ryu before he hits IL or gets close to limits. Who your favorite buy low hitter?

Prog Nation
Prog Nation
3 years ago

Great word play as usual Grey. I tend to do that as well with names. Was thinking of Lt. Uhura of Star Trek of Kiura. Not sure he pronounces his last name.

Anyhoo, the dreaded Catcher question. Was eyeing Garver before he went down. I have Alfaro. ROS rank for catchers.

Alfaro
Garver (when he comes back)
Narváez
Vázquez
Ramos
Phegley

Thanks.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Astudillo or Wilson Ramos?

normgi
normgi
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Even though Astudillo will be getting most starts while Garver is on DL (at least 4 weeks)? Waiver tomorrow morning and I’m torn. I think DT prefers Astudillo.

normgi
normgi
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks.

Big league choo
Big league choo
3 years ago

10 team dynasty H2H 5×5 OBP

My ryu/rendon for Jose Ramirez

Big Magoo
Big Magoo
3 years ago

Magootown got homers from Aramis Garcia and Maybin today. DC leagues – where you live and die with fringey players.

NUX
NUX
3 years ago

Calhoun got called up

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

No the fat one

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hmm maybe it was just the baby face but I remember him looking less fit than he does in this picture I’m looking at.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Anyone have any insight or news as to why Blake Parker only faced 1 batter and then didnt pitch the 9th today? I am only looking at the box score, and curious if I need to rush out to pick up Rogers or someone just in case something happened to Parker. Thanks to anyone that has any insight!

Charlie
Charlie
3 years ago

Grey,

I’m in a 12 team, h2h with some interesting cats.

r, h, hr, rbi, sb, bb, k, tb, avg
ip, w, l, sv, k, era, whip, qs

My team is

c – astudillo
1 – alonso, abreu
2 – mondesi, Jose, Ramirez, hiura
3 – senzel
ss – story
of – benintendi, gallo, robles, dahl, mazara, Domingo Santana
sp – ryu, corbin, marco gonzales, erod, musgrove, Lucchesi, porcello
rp – iglesias, alvarado, neris

Someone dropped Nelson Cruz. Who would you drop for him? Or would you hang tight? Also I have the number one waiver claim and would have to burn it to grab him. This is a very active league and I’m pretty sure someone will put in a claim for him.

Thanks!

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Lol no it’s only a 3 of league, but there are also 2 util spots so I end up rotating them all in/out of of and util.

I do think I have too many of and one of them should be the one to go in favor of Nelson Cruz, but not sure who. Or possibly Hiura would be the drop? Not sure.

Who on my team would you lose for Cruz?

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks, Grey!

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
3 years ago

Would you try to sell Caleb Smith for a “buy low” type like Flaherty, Wheeler, Berrios, or Nola? Or do you believe in him enough to just ride the wave?

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
3 years ago

Razzball ROS projections aside, who puts up the better counting stats ROS between E. Rosario and Blackmon and who would you want?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
3 years ago

Trevor Williams was just dropped, do you like him over JA Happ in 11 tm keeper?

Bobo
Bobo
3 years ago

Riley or Hiura for Runs

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
3 years ago

H2H category league. My pitchers are Flaherty, Marquez, Boyd, Caleb Smith, Hamels, Kikuchi and L Weaver. IL Glasnow and Clevinger. Would you drop any of these SPs for Corbin Martin, Montas, Porcello, Darvish, Giolito, Matz, Canning or Lucchesi? Thanks

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks for the reply

m0se
m0se
3 years ago

in a QS, ERA, WHIP, K, SV+H league would you rather have Vazquez or Morton? I need SV+H. what about Vazquez or Ryu?

m0se
m0se
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

sorry. meant Felipe Vazquez

m0se
m0se
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thanks grey

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
3 years ago

Is there any pitcher than goes 5.2 IP with 3 ER more often than Kyle Gibson? Dude is so effing BORING yet somehow I always talk myself into owning him every year. (Of course I owned him all season and then dropped him for his 6 IP, 1 ER, 11 K outing last week and now own him again).

Ben W
Ben W
3 years ago

Mitch Garver on the DL. Which of these waiver wire catchers should I pick up?

Christian Vazquez
Jason Castro
Brian McCann
Alex Avila
Kurt Suzuki
Pedro Severino
Victor Caratini
Wellington Castillo

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

Couple more for ya!

1. Corbin (HOU) over Happ?

2. Dyson over Nicky over Fletcher? Different if just looking for steals that won’t kill your other stats?

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

Haha, my bad. How’s my ranking of Dyson above Nicky above Fletcher?

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

Currently rocking the hair pulling out option, so sounds like i’ll go for either / both of the others! Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

Would you drop Eric Sogard for Josh Walsh?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

i meant Jared Walsh

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

ok cool. I am trying to trade Albert PUjols ($6) not sure what I can get for him?

Restitution
Restitution
3 years ago

Kris Bryant or Daniel Murphy ros

Big Dog
Big Dog
3 years ago

I am in one of those odd situations you mentioned where I have Franmil Reyes and Eduardo Escobar and can’t believe I would think of dropping either one to activate Soto. The only other legitimate drop candidates is Dahl or Matt Olson..

What would you do?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
3 years ago

12 tm roto 6×6 (qs + ops) – which side do you prefer?

Strasburg + Odor or Ray + Donaldson

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Shallow 10-team 5×5 roto mixed Keeper league. Olson or Hiura? No specific category needed, simply who would you rather own in a keeper moving forward?

3mango
3mango
3 years ago

Dropping Chavis would be an utter Chavisty! Picked him up 4/26 and riding this train til it crashes!
Separately, In Roto 10-Team QS league: currently own Skaggs and Gonzalez as backup behind Carrasco, Archer,Ryu,Paddock. Keep either or dump altogether and stream as necessary?

T Cole Anderson
T Cole Anderson
3 years ago

12 team H2H SO -1
add chavis for any ofthe following
Moustakas
Yandy Diaz
Kepler

Kepler and moustakas currently starting but have senzel on the bench as well

T Cole Anderson
T Cole Anderson
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thank you

J-Money
J-Money
3 years ago

Whatup G,

Sorry if this double posts, but are you starting Strahm @ LAD tonight?

Thanks man!

Cable
Cable
3 years ago

.why isn’t Razzball charging for all this great information everyone else does

Joeg414
Joeg414
3 years ago

Cut Kiki or Kendrick for LaStella ? Deep 6×6 roto

Jimmy Suitcase
Jimmy Suitcase
3 years ago

You are not holding Peraza anymore at this point are you? Guy can’t even get in the lineup and just takes up space on my bench. Would you be dropping him for solid middle relievers to help with ratios? I am leading a 14 team 5×5 roto league in ERA, WHIP, and Wins, but can use help in Ks.

Jimmy Suitcase
Jimmy Suitcase
Reply to  Jimmy Suitcase
3 years ago

OR even drop him for someone like Jarrod Dyson and start him when he plays… siting like 10th in steals.

Jimmy Suitcase
Jimmy Suitcase
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sweet – thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Odorizzi was swimming along just fine then remembered SON gave him a negative rating so he decided to shit the bed here in the 6th

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He’ll probably still get the W barring a complete collapse of the bullpen, but he was trending towards a bit better than 5.1 IP, 3 R, 2.08 WHIP and 3 Ks

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Must be something in the Minny water. Gibson did the same thing yesterday… cruised through 5 shutout innings, then let up 3 ER and couldn’t get out of the 6th.

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

When are teams going to start pitching around Jorge Polanco. He is my vote for AL MVP at the Quarter Pole turn. He is mashing the ball right now.

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  krazyivan
3 years ago

Hitting way more fly balls and hard contact too.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  krazyivan
3 years ago

He has the highest OPS on my team behind Yelich! All he’s missing is a handful of more RBIs, probably because he bats 2nd.

Kong
Kong
3 years ago

Riley over any of the following? I need runs

Franmil
Greg Polanco
Chavis
DSJ

Hutch
Hutch
3 years ago

Hiura or DSJ ROS

jdred5
jdred5
3 years ago

5×5 14 team Roto: Need hitting and have a slight excess of pitching: Would you trade a struggling Nola for a struggling Harper in a swap of underperforming Phillies?

jdred5
jdred5
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

If you had to choose between:

Woodruff for Yandy Diaz, L Weaver for H Dozier, or Nola for Harper, which deal would you make?

jdred5
jdred5
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sorry if I was unclear …
I have the three pitchers in the three proposed deals. Which deal would benefit me the most?
Thanks!

abmsports23
abmsports23
3 years ago

14 team H2H Points Dynasty league with a very deep bench. Sano was just actiavted from my DL today and now I need to clear a spot for him. Who should I drop?

Piscotty ($5), Goodrum ($1), Peraza ($1), Tapia ($1) or Sano ($1). I also have a few Lynn, Brett Anderson and Margevicious at the end of bench for pitchers but I dont need 4 bench bats and would ratcher have the option for extra starts some weeks.

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
3 years ago

Grey, trade question in a points league for you. Which side do you prefer: Devers/Kershaw or Jose Ramirez/Ray?

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
3 years ago

Hey Grey great writeup as usual. Picked up Mercado recently but Hiura was already gone. Riley is still available. Drop Mazara for him? Also any idea on Garver’s DL time? Doesn’t seem to be much info out there. Thanks!

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks on both!

Patrick
Patrick
3 years ago

Please rank Cano Chavis and Hiura.

Luke
Luke
3 years ago

With Garver down I need a C. Would you move Eaton for Chirinos or Astudillo? So much bleh. Thanks.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

I missed Hiura by 3 mins. Picked up Riley. Do you like him or Oscar Mercado more for power & ave?

Todd25
Todd25
Reply to  Lucky Dog
3 years ago

for power, Riley by a mile… hes got 70 grade raw power

James Bolger
James Bolger
3 years ago

Sano just activated from IL. Would you pick him up & drop Voit?

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

WHY DOES EVERYBODY WANT TO DROP VOIT??

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Would you drop Justin Smoak or Franco for La Stella?

Walks are one of our catagories if it makes a difference, position doesn’t matter.

THANKS!

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Mallex,Tapia,Mercado or Nicky ROS?

How about Giolito,Lucchesi, or Cishek ROS?

Thanks!

JP
JP
3 years ago

Who is the odd man out here?

Aaron Hicks, Votto, F. Reyes or G. Polanco?

Todd25
Todd25
3 years ago

holy shizz La Stella just homered again, smh. it was a just enough 376 ft. dude has got to be the luckiest SOB alive. Don’t hurt my feelings though, lol, go angels. maybe we can flip him for a SP that can keep the ball in the park.

john
john
3 years ago

Do you trust Ronny Rod for the RoS? I’ve stockpiled hitters but need to trade for some pitching, so I’m thinking about trading Segura for a piece.

john
john
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Maybe someone else does and bites on a trade…gotta get rid of him before Altuve comes back. Plus I picked up Hiura, and I have Riley in my NA slot….I’ve never had so many hitters in my 15 years of playing fantasy baseball. It’s upsetting.

Jingle Dahl the Way
Jingle Dahl the Way
3 years ago

Which sides?

Domingo Santana & Glasnow for Beni?

Domingo Santana & Glasnow for JRam?

Kenneth
Kenneth
3 years ago

Trade Soto (3 years left) $5

for

Tatis Jr (4 years left) $7 and Corbin (helping me just this year but I need pitching badly…)

Thoughts?

Bbhhi
Bbhhi
3 years ago

Grey;

Which side of this deal do you like:
Lindor and Tyler white for Yandy Diaz and Jorge Soler?

sal
sal
3 years ago

would you trade dahl and flahrety for harper?

stevie
stevie
3 years ago

C. Walker or Aguilar ROS?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
3 years ago

Good lord, it’s like Oprah is giving away prospects with all the call-ups!

Was able to snag Hiura & Mercado. Lost out on N. Lopez. Which leads me to my 1st (of 2) question:

Austin Riley was recently dropped, so he’s on waivers until tomorrow morning. Would you drop any of my below bats for Riley? 12-team, H2H 6×6 (OPS) league

Roster:
c: Realmuto
1b: Alonso
2b: Chavis
3b: Machado
ss: Bogaerts
if: Hiura
of: Trout, Gallo, Pederson
utl: Hunter Dozier
bn: Mazara, Mercado, Muncy

Question 2:
I’m up against the #1 team this week & will need some SP help. Would you drop anyone below to stream some SP’s (ONLY Have 3 moves left this week):

Current SP’s:
Nola (1 start left) vs. COL
Kershaw
Paddack (1 start left) vs. PIT
Lucchesi (1 start left) vs. PIT
Woodruff (1 start left) @ ATL
Duffy (1 start left) @ LAA
Chirinos (not sure as he follows the “opener”)

Thanks in advance and apologies for the long post/ question(s).

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

erad
erad
3 years ago

I’m surprised more commenters haven’t caught on that with Marquez you just YOLO

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

How would you rank 3B (12t, OPS, roto)

Escobar, Yuli, Franco, Montcastle (stash)

Need a reliable 3B bad and Riley was scooped up 4 days ago.

Thanks

Rugglez
3 years ago

Trade advice please. I am in a Standard 12-team H2H 7×7
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS

I’ve received this trade offer:
His: Jo-Ram and Puig or H. Dozier
For
My: B. Lowe and Vogelbach

I’d appreciate your thoughts.