(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY THIS WEEK ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $10/MONTH)

It’s September call-up season, or SZN if you’re crazy hip. Down like a clown. Fresher than def. Only MLB scaled back the number of call-ups a team can do to make it less obvious teams were manipulating time. (That’s why I think, at least.) So, I debated Corbin Carroll, Gunnar Henderson, or Josh Jung for the lede vs. Keston Hiura. Guess which one I went with. Go ahead, I’ll give you five guesses, if you can’t get it, just be lucky you haven’t accidentally suffocated yourself in your own drool. Any hoo! Time for some pictures! Who doesn’t like pictures? First two pictures are Keston Hiura in 2020 and the 2nd two pictures are Keston Hiura in 2022.

You, “Ooh! Fun! Like one of those games where you have to figure out the difference between two pictures only this one is figuring out the difference between the top two pictures and the bottom two. Oh! I know! That’s a different pitcher! Clever, because it’s two different ‘pictures,’ so you made it different pitchers! You can’t get me! So, if you have no other picture games for me, I’m gonna take a nap…” And, with that, you remove your two glass eyes and place them in two glasses of water. You, “Hope I don’t drink them.” Okay, so what you might’ve missed is Hiura’s 2022 stance is much more closed, and his giant leg kick is reduced. He went from stepping over a dwarf to tip-toeing into the room.  For all hitters — all hitters — Keston Hiura has the best OPS vs. righties when sorting by only 90 plate appearances. That’s insane. He has a better OPS (1.120) than Aaron Judge, Yordan Alvarez, Juan Soto, Bryce Harper– EVERYONE! That’s crazy. His slugging percentage vs. righties is .704, which also leads the league. He’s also apparently hanging out too much with Pollock and can’t hit lefties, which is very odd for a righty, but you just switch him out when he faces those that use the weird scissors. Not exactly a fresh-faced call-up, but you can see why I wanted to highlight Keston Hiura with those pictures. Places glass eyes back in head, “Oh! Those are Keston Hiura?” Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Cal Raleigh – There’s an old saying in Tennessee…It’s a saying in Texas, I’m sure it’s in Tennessee too. It goes, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…I won’t get fooled into drafting a top catcher again.” Hope you heed these wise words always. In one small personal anecdotal way, in my RCL league, I’ve had Sean Murphy, and dropped him for Alejandro Kirk. They are currently bouncing between fifth and sixth for catchers on the Player Rater for the season. Cal Raleigh, sitting around 12th overall. That means at the end of August you can still pick up the 12th best catcher in 12-team leagues.

Christian Bethancourt – Tampa Bayth Rayth have done ith again with Bethancourt! (Not really, but he has been hot.)

Albert Pujols – “We’re here for the Cardinals’ final regular season game, and it’s the 9th inning. Albert Pujols is stuck on 699 homers and the Pirates are going to the pen to face him. Looks like they’re bringing in their recent signing, coming out of retirement, it’s Brad Lidge.”

Christian Arroyo – Went to look at our 30-day Player Rater to see how well Arroyo was doing, expecting to get floored. Literally, bracing myself like I was walking into a wave pool. …And, yeah, he’s been fine. Not as good as I thought, but maybe better than you might expect.

Ramon Urias – People paved the road before you, so you don’t have to feel uncomfortable about wanting Ram-Urias in fantasy.

Luis Rengifo – If you were to prorate his last month out — “If you were to give out candy to every single child on earth, you’d need Halloween to be sixteen years long.” Mr. Prorater, you’re so dumb. — Rengifo would be a 24/12/.280 hitter next year in six months.

Nico Hoerner – All of these guys have been hot, but some in different categories than others. Hoerner’s been mostly a steals guy, recently. Doing a terrible Austin Powers, “Does that make you Hoerner, baby? Yeah!”

Bryson Stott – “Siri, use B-Stott in a sentence.” “A Bees’ tot is called a babe-bee.” “Siri, I don’t think that’s true.” “Then ask Alexa, you jerkoff!”

Gunnar Henderson – I absolutely will go over Gunnar in detail if he’s called up (he’s a better Bobby Witt Jr.), but I have my suspicions he won’t be called up. We shall see. Here’s some more of my thoughts:

Josh Jung – Another guy who I will absolutely go over if he’s called up, and Jung actually feels like he might be. The problem with September call-ups now is not only are the teams not expanding as much, but I wonder if the stipulation put into the last CBA is actually holding back some call-ups. They put in there that a guy who starts the year with the club and wins the Rookie of the Year (or simply top three in voting) leads to an extra draft pick, so teams might want to hold guys down at this point for next year. Though, as long as they don’t exceed rookie eligibility I think they’re fine. Anyway, if I had to rank the rookies for who might actually be called up, I’d go Jung, Carroll, then Gunnar. BDon and I talk more about this on this week’s podcast.

Elehuris Montero – Anyone in Coors is interesting, so don’t take this the wrong way, but I looked at Montero’s peripherals to see how well he was doing and I laughed for 17 minutes at how awful he’s doing under-the-hood. Lucky, we play this fantasy game of ours above the hood. Like I play above the rim (on a Fisher Price basketball rim).

Brett Baty – As also discussed this week on the podcast, but in the final 100 or so at-bats any player can be as good as any other player. Do I like Baty more than, say, Garrett Stone? Yes, long-term, but short-term, Harold Ramirez might be better than both, or not. Hedging is the fantasy baseball ‘pert kink.

Jake Fraley – I drafted him in an NL-Only league, and, well, I’m not doing great in that league, but Fraley would’ve helped a lot if he would’ve done the shizz he’s been doing in the last week-plus over the whole year! Yes, his good play is still making mad.

Ben Gamel – Spinning the dreidel, and it lands, “Hey, it’s Gamel!” Pull back to reveal I’ve taped a picture of Gamel on a dreidel for no apparent reason other than it’s what good Jews do, is that an issue?

Harold Ramirez – Top 50 on the 7-day Player Rater is nothing to sneeze about, unless you’re allergic to fantasy value, which is an odd thing to be allergic to. Is that a genetic thing? How are you with dairy?

Corbin Carroll – Same story as Jung, Gunnar and others. If you didn’t know that, you are literally skipping around this post and not reading it. C’mon, bro!

Lars Nootbaar“Have you checked by the candied almonds?” That’s the sweet woman at Sprouts after I asked her about picking up Lars Nootbaar. 

Oscar Gonzalez – Been so hot recently, more like Oscar the no slouch! Amiright?! High five me! No? Okay, prolly right choice.

Garrett Stone – Already gave you my Garrett Stone fantasy. It was met with the fanfare of a viking funeral.

Sam Haggerty – *pounds a shot of Sammy Hagar’s tequila, In Halen* Sammy Haggerty for steals! Woohoo! *vomits and falls over a chair*

Kerry Carpenter – Already gave you my Kerry Carpenter fantasy. It reminded me of my 8th grade science teacher.

Corey Dickerson – He’s filming his own 30 for 30, because he’s got 30 hits in his last 30 at-bats, hey oh!

Josiah Gray – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to Meta HQ.

Kyle Gibson – This is also a Streamonator call. “This is Facebook’s main office, right? Okay, I’m wondering if my Friend Request button is broke. I should have way more friends. I’m very pleasant!”

Brandon Hughes – Welp, I jinxed the eff out of myself by saying it was Wick’s job, and the Cubs had no one else worth monitoring. It now seems like Hughes’s job to lose(s).

Felix Bautista – Usually try to keep these fresh by not repeating myself — And that’s me quoting me! Hot schmotato alert! Any hoo! — but I do want to point out again how much I already want Felix for next year. He’s so good, guys and five girl readers.

Alexis Diaz – There’s some decent closers available late in the year. The problem is their teams suck giant yak balls.

Kyle Finnegan – Thinking about watching a Nats game, as my closer, Finnegan, waits for a save opportunity, and growing old and bitter and saying bah humbug.

Jonathan Hernandez – Seriously, what happened to Joe Barlow? Does he still play baseball?

Rafael Montero – Will be filling in for Pressly, so now fat Tom Hanks has to manage him too?

Luis Garcia – This is one guy who could be a top five closer the rest of the way. Or. Dot dot dot. Replaced by this weekend for a feeling-more-jazzy-and-less-razzy Josh Hader.

Jason Adam – A closer’s name should be like Bruce Sutter! Rollie Fingers! Mariano Rivera! Jason Adam is not a closer’s name, it’s someone picking up their kids at daycare and telling the teacher which kids are theirs to bring out.

SELL

Tommy EdmanBig Cards’ lineup shakeup recently. Pujols playing 1st; DeJong moved to shortstop; Lars Nootbar moved to aisle seven by the Wheat Thins and Teddy Grahams; Edman moved to the dog house. As someone who has Tommy Edman in a few leagues, homeboy no longer plays regularly, and it sucks, but what sucks more is watching your season drift away because of some weird allegiance to a guy who was good in April. Remember, these are drops, not “Sells.” They’re only listed as Sells because, Buy/Drop makes no sense, and one thing I always do is make sense. If you need steals, then you hold like your life depends on it.

C.J. Cron – He hasn’t been good since the 1st half, and the only chance he has to produce runs is if someone gets possessive with Cron’s.

Ty France – Since France tweaked his wrist last month, his numbers have been as formidable as the French military. Now he has a calf injury. If this is as good as it baguettes for France, I’m opting for the hoagie roll and finding a new hero. If this is a keeper league, then I wouldn’t trade France for a makeover to “look more like a character on House of the Dragon” but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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Coach Gonzo
Coach Gonzo
5 months ago

Redraft leagues..Drop Robert for Carrol?
Thank you

Michael B
Michael B
5 months ago

Corbin Carrol called up, someone else (2nd best team, me being first) snagged him immediately which is a MAJOR bummer for me, however, both Josh jung and Gunnar henderson are available, would you recommend stashing either of them as to prevent them from being taken by someone else in the near future?

VinWins
VinWins
5 months ago

Unbelievable. Wainwright is miked up and being interviewed while he warms up minutes before the game.

J C
J C
5 months ago

I have lost three consecutive matchups in our 12 teamer h2h league. Now in fourth place but at least I have a playoff berth in hand. But the trajectory is unsettling. I have an extra bat due to ongoing absences from my outfielders plus I have Hader’s spot to fill. His season is as strange a one as I can recall. Limited to six WW moves per week. Anyway, here is the squad and waiver wire for your weekly advice please.
Context: ten hitting cats – singles, doubles, triples, HRs, BB, Ks, SB, Ave, Runs, RBI. Saves and holds are separate cats.
C- MJ
CI- (3) Freeman, Miranda, Tellez
MI- (3) Polanco, Torres, Lindor
OF- (5) Acuna, Robert, JulRod, Stanton, Mount
Util – H Ramirez
Bench- Margot, Franmil (they are playing every day due to Acuna and Robert’s injuries and Stanton’s rest days)
SP – Nola, Cease, McClan, L Garcia, Kirby
RP – Diaz, Bautista, Munoz, Hader/open spot
IL – Mahle

RP available: Ottavino, Raley, Montero, Fairbanks
Hitters: William Contreras, Fraley, Stott, Iglesias, Cesar, Myers
SP: Quantrill, Luzardo, Wacha, Peterson, German, Quintana, Odorizzi

1. How would you fill the opening I have in the bullpen as I ditch Hader? RP or SP/streamer?
2. Any SP swaps?
3. Any hitter swaps?
4. Hoping my regulars get healthy. When that happens, Margot, Franmill, Torres all getting an evil eye from me. Who do I cut?
Thank you

I am a Freeman
I am a Freeman
5 months ago

Franmil,O’Neill or Suzuki? Who is the drop?

Eduardo R or Edward Cabrera ROS?

Langeliers or Bethancourt?

Thanks!

I am a Freeman
I am a Freeman
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Drop Tyler and keep Cabrera and Langeliers? I worded questions poorly. Thank you.

J C
J C
5 months ago

As an Acuna, Robert and Polanco owner, I can attest this old saw to be true:
The most important ability is availability.

Hamporter
Hamporter
5 months ago

Good Afternoon,

I’m in a 12-team H2H 5×5 mixed-category league.

My current pitching staff is:
SP: Burnes, Strider, Webb, JoMo, Singer, Springs, Ryan, Luis Garcia (HOU)
RP: Romano, J. Hernandez (TEX), L, Garcia (SD)

With Hernandez and SD Garcia getting passed over for saves recently, would you add Cobb and EdRod over them and punt Saves or would that be punting saves and blowing up WHIP as well? Or just sit tight with what I have now? I was thinking about adding Munoz as well, but after last night, I’m having second thoughts. Any insight would is greatly appreciated!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
5 months ago

Hiura,Lux, Stott, or Luis Urias ROS? Thanks.

hondo
hondo
5 months ago

Oneil Cruz(vs Syndergaard) is the robots top ranked hitter for today.Has it been huffing WD40 again or has Thor become that bad?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks for ‘splaining.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
5 months ago

Baty or KeBryan? Or Kim, Longoria, Renfigo, etc? Best 3B going forward?

Nick
Nick
5 months ago

Grey
Dynasty team:
i was looking to deal Willy Adames earlier this season, prior to Tim Anderson’s injury
my starter is Lindor
i was also shopping for a 3B after Rendon’s, finally picked Up Miranda after trying Urshela, Nolan(s) Go & Jo, EZ Duran, Toro

now the guy gets back to me with
Adames SS Miranda 3B for his Yelich + Ed Cabrera

Yelich is heating up FINALLY
Cabrera has been untouchable
Adames is red hot at homers and RBis , but lowest avg and OBP
Miranda is a good youngster for the future

if i do the deal, now that Tommy Edman is eligible @3B in Fantrax

Droppable players can be :
Steve Kwan / Jorge Mateo / Sandoval (who’s best vs Ed Cab?)

and pick up
Gunnar as a 3B stash, better than Witt Jr you said …
+ avb players Nutsbaar and Hiura, or Yandy Diaz

thanks Nick

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
5 months ago

Hi Grey,

you have really helped me. i followed your advice again and sat Springs at Boston. Second day in a row that i Followed your advice and it worked Thanks!

1. would you start or sit Nick Lopodo on the road against Washington?

2. Would you start or sit Nick Pivetta of Boston at home against TB?

thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thank you! Hope you had time to enjoy your weekend!

Mczero
Mczero
5 months ago

I need steals. Who is the better pick, Bubba or Jake McCarthy? And who is best for the rest of the season between Stott
Or Gorman?

Draft Dodger
Draft Dodger
5 months ago

Today was another great example supporting your mantra of not drafting “aces’ early. Peterson, May, ERod and German pitched a combined 25.2 innings allowing 18 hits and 3 earned runs! It isn’t just when aces blow up, it is how WW guys have such good matchups down the stretch when bad teams give up…Nats, A’s, Rox etc. My first pitcher was selected in Round 6, second in Round 9, third in Round 10 (Montas, Cease, McClanahan). So while Montas has been disappointing, at least I got Harper, Freddie, Acuna, Robert, Lindor and Arenado to drive hitting while fielding at top third of the league staff. Now if I could get Acuna and Robert on the field I might win this thing!

Ben
Ben
5 months ago

Grey,

I need to drop someone to bring back Story, who’s is first off and second off? Assume position irrelevant.

Horner, Ketel Marte, Kwan, J.D. Martinez (can’t believe I have him in this list), Tyler Ward, Mountcastle

Also…I need a 3B with Wisdom going down. Slim pickings, who do you think of Espinal, Ramon Urias, Rengifo, Flores, Farmer, Yandy, Urshela? Top two please.

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Sad end for JD. Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I have Tyler O’Neill too, are you dropping him over JD or Ward? He’s shown signs of life recently. Thanks.

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Ben
5 months ago

It’s a keeper league (12 team keep 10), for what it’s worth.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
5 months ago

Long live The Noot!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
5 months ago

Hey Grey. You recently commented on Walker and the general trend to not continually roster him. That seems true enough so I’m not arguing the point, but since I added him on June 12 and still roster him, I thought I’d share my data:

H/AB R HR RBI SB AVG OPS
54/203 35 15 40 0 .266 .885

I am in an OPS league with active lineup space for this.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  hal_incandenza
5 months ago

Oh, and I find it interesting to see that next to what I’ve gotten from Soto since trading Teoscar and Wheeler for him:

H/AB R HR RBI SB AVG OPS
59/228 47 14 34 2 .259 .933

Not that I wasn’t already aware that Soto hasn’t really helped me, but that is crazy.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
5 months ago

Please rank these pitcher IL stashes in a keeper league: Hunter Greene,Soroka or Trevor Rogers? Thanks.

Adam
Adam
5 months ago

Pick 2 for next week:

Hiura, Solano, Pujols

Adam
Adam
Reply to  Adam
5 months ago

Also Mancini

Adam
Adam
Reply to  Adam
5 months ago

Nevermind not Mancini

Adam
Adam
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Ugh I love his home schedule and locked in spot in the order though!

Hmm.

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
5 months ago

Lux,Stott or Luis Urias ROS?

Laureano or Suzuki ROS?

Langeliers or Jansen ROS?

Thanks!

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
5 months ago

In Al only, Pinder or Mike Ford for Moncada?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

The joy of AL only and late season injuries.

Michael B
Michael B
5 months ago

Forgot to add this in my last comment, what are your thoughts on a potential Grayson Rodriguez debut this year? If he does debut when might that be and at what point is he worth stashing (unless you don’t think he’s getting the call)

Michael B
Michael B
5 months ago

1. Could you compare Gunnar Henderson to Corbin carrol (in like power speed average) and then also if both were called up rn which one is a higher priority to add?
2. Jake Flaherty could pitch as soon as Wednesday and he’s on the waivers, I have room to add him, is he a priority pickup or wait and see how he does first?
3. Same deal as for #2 for kopech but he’s expected back like September 7th what are you thoughts? Is Flaherty or Kopech and immediate pick up situation or not really, at least not yet.
4. Should I expect Brett baty to heat up as the remainder of the season progresses or do you think there are better waiver bats in a 12 team league

ellis
ellis
5 months ago

Daily League Question: Ordinarily neither of these guys are anything special but they play when a lot of teams have off days so I can plug them in my lineup on those days only. Which is the better pickup: Senzel or Friedl. With your help I’ve vaulted into the top 3 of my league, thank you!

Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie
5 months ago

Hi Grey,

Would you start Ohtani @ Toronto or Gray vs. Giants? Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

Is Cueto a streamer or more? Cueto or Lance Lynn.

Last edited 5 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Gotime
Gotime
5 months ago

Catcher batty call
Ruiz vs Cin (Cessa) or Heim vs Det (Ed-Rod)?

Umpy70
Umpy70
5 months ago

Grey, picked up carrasco when he was dropped and thought he was gone for season,

what do you think of him? someone i can use in the next few weeks. He would be my bubble pitcher that i would activate but would have to drop a Lauer or Gibson.

is he better than them ROS?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
5 months ago

Dropping Wood. Need a SP replacement. Stripling, Edward Cabrera, Manaea, Lauer, Eovaldi, Jesus Luzardo or Stripling?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks Grey!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
5 months ago

Would you drop Syndergaard, Heaney or Cobb for any of the other pitchers listed? Its a limited moves league.

Dr Y
Dr Y
5 months ago

2 things:

1) devers has a 600 ops since coming back (too early) from IL. His overall #s still good. Let’s keep that in mind for next year when he’s ranked like 27th by espn.

2) I think bubba Thompson is a league winner this year in steals. Dude is getting enough hits and getting 2-3 steals a week

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
5 months ago

Hi Grey,
10 tm h2h pts

Thoughts on L.Roberts, playoffs start on 9/19, and he seems to have done very little for the last 6 weeks (since hurt), now he’s out again, hang on or move on?

As usual, big THANKS!!

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
5 months ago

Obp daily h2h league
Who’s the drop
Hiura, voit or Wilmer Flores

snapper
snapper
5 months ago

Viva la France! Players playing thru injuries,and teams letting them, would be a helpful article. JoRam since his thumb strain another example, maybe.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
5 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. i am so glad that i listened to you and sat Wood. He was minus 24 points. i was also going to sit Cobb at Minn. do you agree?

2. i was leaning to sitting Springs at Boston? do agree?

thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
5 months ago

Grey,

I could use another SP or 2. It’s a limited transaction league and I need to keep about 15 for the Playoffs.

My staff:

McClanahan
Manoah
Webb
Manea
M Kelly
S Gray
J Ryan
A Wood
IL – Eovaldi
IL – Mahle
IL – T Rogers

I have Carassco and Snell available. Worth it?

It’s a QS K K:9 ERA WHIP S+H league so both would come in handy.

Thank you !!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
5 months ago

How is it possible that Eloy is injured again? How is that possible? Why don’t they just DH Him?

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J C
J C
5 months ago

I dropped Wacha for Stripling and his favorable Sunday start. Robert’s constant injuries mean I can’t drop a bench hitter for a SP. Heaney on the wire.
So it is again crystal ball time. Would you rather have Stripling at Rangers
or Heaney at Diamondbacks (projected playoff starts although a lot can happen between now and Sept 12)

keelinbillue
5 months ago

I enjoyed this little Spot The Difference game. More Sunday morning comics pls.

keelinbillue
Reply to  keelinbillue
5 months ago

But also love the Keston Love. I remember when he was sent down a bit. Did not understand it, but I am glad it worked out.

J C
J C
5 months ago

I guess Wacha does suck! But me and Cool Whip started him anyway. At least he rallied a bit after a horrible start to the game.

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

Regression fairy came to get cueto today vs AZ of all teams. It was bound to happen eventually.

NATRONEMEANSBUSINESS
NATRONEMEANSBUSINESS
5 months ago

I am looking at grabbing a rookie nookie bat for ‘23 and am excited, intrigued, and interested in your Gunnar comment. Gunnar >WhopperJr? I am not saying Witt Jr. is Julio Rodriguez level, but a 20/20 floor gives me Rice bowl vibes; and KC really likes to run. I have O’Neil Cruz and am thinking about moving him.

Gunnar or O’Neil Cruz for ‘23?

ashtray
ashtray
5 months ago

Any interest or thoughts on Eguy Rosario getting called up? 20/20 in AAA this year

Dave D
Dave D
5 months ago

RE: Rengifo. I just looked at Angels line-up and he’s hotting clean-up behind Ohtani/Trout. How about them apples?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

You keep mentioning how Kirby will soon be shut down. But he’s only gone 97 MLB innings to date.

Did he have a substantive AAA load that I missed?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

A few years ago, I remember you convincing me to cut Bueler due to innings. Obviously pitching extra innings didn’t impact his future.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
5 months ago

TGIF!!

Quick one for ya today:

who you like best for this weekend/ ROS:

Stott
Hiura
Harold Ramirez

Thank you kindly

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
5 months ago

Lou Bob out of the lineup. Who could possibly have foreseen that attempting to hit a small hard projectile travelling at speeds of up to 100mph with a rigid piece of wood (and failing to do so squarely, more often than not) might not be so good for one’s wrist?

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

It’s time to ask a crazy question, prompted by SteveNZ’s Lou Bob observation. With slightly larger leagues (13-15 teams,) and especially ones with limited benches, (like mine, only one spot, and we play 5 OF’s), when do we think about dropping guys like Lou Bob, or, shudder, Soto? Weekly lineup locks with only 35ish games left mean high consequences if those kinds of guys get a delayed IL designation, or only play 3-4 games in a week. It’s a conundrum I puzzle over every year.

Keep a dinged up superstar, or go fish for Jung, Hiura, Fraley, etc??

Thanks for awesome work, every single day. I look forward to your writing.

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Thanks Grey! Have a great weekend!

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

TEX said a call up for Jung is not imminent about a week ago. This is the same org that invested 1/2 BILLION DOLLARS on 2 guys and another $56m on Gray yet they go into the year w/o a 3rd baseman. Makes sense to hold back Jung when he is healthy and annihilating AAA pitching. If they were concerned about $, why the hell did they spend so much in FA? I guess getting him big league at bats to prep him for next year is too much to ask for.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I still agree that he is a good speculative add. Will it happen, who knows? It makes sense to give him a shot. It does give the fans some false hope in their ability to compete next year. There is value in that if they are concerned about having butts in seats.

Alan Buchnea
Alan Buchnea
5 months ago

I work in a newsroom and we get newswire services like AP and Reuters. An
apparent glitch, AP copy drops random letters from its script. Ramon Urias’ name came out Ram n Ur as.

Cubby
Cubby
5 months ago

Thanks again for my favourite column of the week.

A) Rank these players ROS in a points league with no extra points gone for a K:

H. Ramirez, Yepez, McMahon, J. Rojas, H. Kim, Segura

I got Harper back sooner than expected. I have a lot of players with multi-eligibility everywhere so I should be able to make it work. But some interesting we drops made me re-consider things.

B) In a points league, looking to roster players now and possibly keep next year. Rank these please, for ROS + 2023. I’ll do it in the order I think:

Ashby
Kopech
Stroman
R. Suarez
Steele

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

Logan Webb has become useful only in HR Derby. Drop Logan for Eduardo Rodriguez?

Luvdarooks
5 months ago

5×5 BAverage What do you see as CJ Abrams stats and dollar value next year in a standard 12team 10 keeper NL $260 ?

icefire1
icefire1
5 months ago

I like your Hiura recommendation. He is facing righties next week! However, Player Rater has him rated 346th next week! I don’t understand…

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 months ago

1) Currently lots of decent closers on non-decent teams. (I own some). Top three? Jonathan Hernandez; Alexis Diaz; Garret Whitlock; Rafael Montero; Luis Garcia.

2) Ramon Urias or Luis Rengifo?

Last edited 5 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
ROCKMAN
ROCKMAN
5 months ago

Y! 12 team H2H 6×6 OPS

Drop Miranda for Hiura, Stott, Gorman, R. Urias?

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
5 months ago

So is Tommy Edman the NL’s Merrifield??

aardvark
aardvark
5 months ago

Who do you like more ROS Matt Chapman or Jorge Polanco?

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

Another great Friday afternoon read! In a H2H categories league and cruising to a first-place finish, worth stashing a guy like Carroll (Gunnar already stashed) vs. carrying a Harold Ram or Oscar Gonzalez type in anticipation of playoffs?

Cable
Cable
5 months ago

12 team h/h redraft and I’m sitting with Correa,France,Edman & Arraez… they were good for most of season but hit the wall now …changes are a coming at $5 a pop

aardvark
aardvark
5 months ago

Out of Ranger Suarez, Blake Snell and Alex Cobb who do you like best ROS?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Ok thanks. Would you go snell or Cobb next? Both are available

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
5 months ago

Already rostering ranger

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Great thanks grey

Jimmy
Jimmy
5 months ago

Just traded Miranda for Trevor Rodgers…5×5 dynasty 13 team…thoughts on Rodgers rediscovering his mojo…. Thanks!

Timmy O'Toole
Timmy O'Toole
5 months ago

AL Only, drop one –

Raimel Tapia
Kole Calhoun
Kyle Isbel

toolshed
toolshed
5 months ago

Captain Woo Cubano is mortal. The hand/ wrist must be affecting him. He has 1 hr since Jul 30. He seemed to be unaffected by it up until the last 30 days. Are you worried? I was hoping he didn’t show up as a sell.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I need him. ?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
5 months ago

That question mark was an emoji of me crying

Cable
Cable
Reply to  toolshed
5 months ago

Got him too … he has to be hurting but not enough to sit

Mczero
Mczero
5 months ago

Drop Vogelbach for Hiura?

RICE
RICE
5 months ago

Start One please:

Bassitt vs. Dodgers (D. May)
Singer @ CHW (Lynn)

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
5 months ago

Nate lowe is having a great time in colorado

Last edited 5 months ago by granvillehouston