Kevin Kiermaier might be my first sleeper of the 2017 fantasy baseball season.  The funny thing (completely and irrefutably not funny) is with fantasy football starting, fantasy basketball getting underway (don’t worry, I won’t clickbait you to death) and fantasy teams just falling out of contention, players that do well in September are often forgotten by next March even though they’re performing in the month closest to the next preseason. (Guys and five girl readers, if anyone says I don’t know the calendar, you tell them that is just inaccurate.  Grey knows the calendar very well.  Happy July 4th!)  Kiermaier has that potent mix that I crave so much.  No, not Russian dressing and relish, though that is delicious.  Your secret is safe with me, sauce!  Instead, I’m talking about a power and speed combo.  For 2017, it seems entirely possible that he gets to 25+ HRs and 30+ steals.  He’s only played in 91 games this year for 12 HRs, 18 SBs, and has a repeatable HR/FB%.  In fact (Grey’s got more!), with his walk rate trending up and speed, his average might be more like .275 in 2017 vs. .250 this year.  It’s not all yums ‘n roses with his Slash line.  He could be more Dexter Fowler (14-ish HRs, 17-20 SBs) than Correa.  That’s fine, because he’ll be drafted way closer, if not after Fowler.  As for why to grab him now?  He’s got five homers and six steals in the last ten days.  DUR!  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Yasmani Grandal – Exhibit A on how y’all look at name value over anything else.  Yadier is owned in more leagues than Grandal.  In over 30% more leagues!  Yadier’s had a nice 2nd half with 5 homers, 19 RBIs and 19 runs.  Grandal’s 2nd half:  13 HRs, 27 RBIs and 25 runs in 30 less at-bats.  Sure, Yadier’s average is better, but you’re telling me that many people need more average?  Two extra singles a week doesn’t mean that much in a world where currency is wiped out by a hacker group and you wanna go to a strip club.  One last thing about ownership numbers at ESPN and why they are such a crock or suck a crotch, Anthony Rendon is owned in more leagues than Villar.  I’m sorry, what now?  Rendon hasn’t been bad, but Villar is the greatest of all-time and has been since April!  Yes, I realize greatest of all-time and ‘since April’ don’t completely jive, but I’m gonna jive you in the eyes with my fist if you think Rendon should be owned in more leagues than Villar.  I’m overheated!

Brandon Drury – I’m going to clerk with some attorneys that handle drunk driving cases and I’m going to tell the clients to just tell the judge, “I wasn’t drunk, I was saying the name Drury.  ”

Jose Peraza – He’s starting to cool off, but if I needed steals, I’d still grab him.  You need to be proactive.  Sorry, might’ve misspelled that, I meant your acne is getting worse and you need ProActiv.

Chris Owings – Has been hitting near-.400 in the month of September and Diamondbacks’ manager Chip Hale said, “My full name is not Chipotle.  Please stop asking me.”

Cesar Hernandez – Here is a video of me typing hot schmotato:    

The main takeaway from this video is I have Bela Lugosi fingers.

Yulieski Gurriel – I’m still dealing with seeing my fingers for the first time.  This is like when you hear your own voice.  Do you think the Movie Trailer Guy doesn’t enjoy his own voice?

Joey Wendle – Go ahead, Mr. Wendle!  Mr. Wendle, yeah!  Lord, Mr. Wendle!  If you didn’t know I was quoting Arrested Development, you’d think I was fornicating with someone named Mr. Wendle.

Jose Reyes – Did you hear how Reyes described his wife’s love for him?  He said she’s head over heels.

Ryon Healy – I’d like to hear Matthew McConaughey say this guy’s name.  Ryon, Ryon!

Roman Quinn – I nearly made Quinn the lede today, because I’m super jazzed about him, but I realized that it’s more for next year and he’s kinda just SAGNOF right now, so he’s Roman on the totem.

Freddy Galvis – I actually picked him up in one league yesterday.  I feel dirty like my keyboard.

Corey Dickerson – He has been hot schmotato’ing around recently, but this is more of a Hitter-Tron call, like when it calls the Pep Boys and asks to speak to the ‘sexiest muffler you can find.’

Steven Souza – If you grab him, you can blow your own horn.

Nick Markakis – How can you tell there’s not much time left?  When I’m telling you to pick up schmohawks like Fartkakis and throwing caution to the broke wind.

Ichiro Suzuki – So great, he only needs one name.  Also, doesn’t hurt that there’s never been another player with his name.

Jeremy Hellickson – This is a Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes to Time Warner and asks if they can hold him while he listens to hold music.  So sad!

Taijuan Walker – If he didn’t look so terrific his last time out, it wouldn’t matter that the Stream-o-Nator likes his next start, but it does and he was.

Andrew Bailey – I’m reminded of the song, Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch, from The O.C. soundtrack, Music from The O.C.  “In your SAGNOF, my salvation lies…”

Tyler Thornburg – Not entirely sure why he’s not owned in every league, but I’m still trying to figure out if it’s merely a coincidence a peace sign held sideways is a scissors or if there’s some deeper meaning.

Hunter Strickland – Looks to be in the lead for the Giants saves.  I wonder if Bochy thought about removing Casilla back in June but it took so damn long for thoughts to travel through his big freakin’ head.

SELL

Danny Salazar – Danny’s donny!  High five me!  C’mon!  It’s donny like done-y.  Still no?

Maikel Franco – Should’ve likely been dropped about five weeks ago, which is to say this is the kick in the pants he needs to get hot.  Unless he’s not wearing pants.  *thinking*  What exactly did my foot just kick?  That wasn’t an undercooked molten lava cake, was it?  Oh god!!!

Ben Zobrist – Has been hitting around .200 in the last month with two homers since the All-Star break.  To quote one of his wife’s Christian songs, “Jesus paid for your sins with cash, and you repay him with an IOU?  You need to go to a check cashing place and get right with the Lord.”

 

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Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Is saying “bah-bah” (i.e. dropping) Lamb okay?

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

Batty Call for tomorrow-1b/3b , can’t start Belt vs Kershaw correct ?
Y Alonso vs Peacock in Hou
Marwin Gonzalez vs Cotton (who I’m thinking to stream ,should I ?)
Gerardo Parra vs Martinez Cardinals in Col.
……There is no one else that I can see

Joeg414
Joeg414
Reply to  Joeg414
5 years ago

@Joeg414:
My Bad, Batty Call can be any Pos .
J.J. Hardy vs Porcello in Bal
Mitch Haniger vs Clemens in SD
Andrelton Simmons vs M.Perez in Tex
Paulo Orlando vs Rodon in KC – Early Game
Joey Wendle vs Peacock in Hou
Hyun Soo Kim vs Porcello
Marwin Gonzalez vs Cotton
6X6 Roto
I’m thinking Haniger, starting to show his power.

Joeg414
Joeg414
Reply to  Joeg414
5 years ago

@Joeg414:
Damn , Haniger picked up. **$$##@@

Joeg414
Joeg414
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
So, you would rather start Belt , I guess better than those choices ?
Thanks Good Night.

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

10 team h2h league

On my roster:
Nova home Was
De Leon home Col
Lugo home Phi

Who do I grab below over my current SPs above? Do I lose all three? For which 3 below? Thanks homie made it to the Championship!

FAs up for grabs:
Miranda @Minn
Walker @Tor, @Minn
Rodon @KC , @CLE
Gausman home Bos & DBacks
Straily @Mil

Herschel
Herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. sagnof, quinn or time anderson?

thanks.

VinWins
VinWins
5 years ago

Nice call on Miranda, Grey! Combining that with those Bettis numbers, I’m having a great day!

Russell
Russell
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

12 Team H2H Categories
Would you cut ties with Zobrist for Drury or Hernan Perez?

Thanks!

db
db
5 years ago

Use my last add of the week for a streamer tuesday or drop one of these guys for a different hitter tomorrow

added cats obs/ 3b/ net steals/ steals

bour vs aj cole/ own
jank vs shipley /own
asdrubal vs blair/ own
alonso vs peacock
simmons vs perez
leonys vs estrada
dietrich vs aj cole
benetendi @ bundy

db
db
Reply to  db
5 years ago

@db: or drop nova who had a bad start today and gets washington next

db
db
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: are you starting nova vs washington?

db
db
5 years ago

gotta drop one schimpf, bour, jank, asdrubal

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Welp, 4 years straight making the championship, and trying to make it 4 wins straight..

My bats look like this so far: 12 team redraft H2H, standard 5×5 categories
C: Gary Sanchez
1B: E5
2B: Murphy
3B: Frazier
SS: Seager
OF: Khris Davis
OF: Yasmany Tomas
OF: Hernan Perez
Util: Joey Votto
Util: Keven Kiermaier
Bench: Starling Marte

Starling Marte kept my bench nice and warm this past week.. is it time to boot him? Ryon Healy and Drury are available..
A) Do you drop Marte with waivers for both of them?
B) Also, do you drop Hernan Perez (He’s been cold) for waivers for both of them as well?

Thanks!
-Greys #1 Fan

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
Reply to  Josh-NYC
5 years ago

@Josh-NYC:

Sean Rodriguez is also available.

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
Reply to  Josh-NYC
5 years ago

Sorry to double post.

how do you rank Sean Rodriguez with Ryon Healy and Drury for the final week?

The Hack
The Hack
5 years ago

Is it just me or have we been tied in Wins for the last two weeks.

db
db
5 years ago

wendle vs peacock
schimpf vs shipley
leonys vs estrada
pick 1

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

C.Bettis home today vs SD ?

Joeg414
Joeg414
Reply to  Joeg414
5 years ago

@Joeg414:
I’m going for it #

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team H2H Points
Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

Okay Grey this is it! Last day of matchup and I’m up by 72 and my opponent is starting the following against me:

Stroman @LAA (8.9)
Cashner @PHI (6.4)
Bauer vs. DET (2.1)
Asher vs. MIA (-11.6)

So should I start all of these guys today or everyone except Ray?

De Leon @ARI (20.9)
Duffy vs. CHA (11.4)
Ray vs. LAN (7.6)
Nova @CIN (5.8)

Also in order to start De Leon I need to bench one of:

Osuna @LAA
Robertson @KC
Giles @SEA

Nightmare
Nightmare
5 years ago

Greylord!!!! I’m going to win this week and I’m headed to the World Series next week!! Couple of questions for you

1) grandal has a bum elbow that’s been bothering him. Drop him for Wieters 7 games all at Camden yards or stick with yasmani 6 games at home (you know he’ll sit 1-2 games)

2. Matz potentially getting a start next week I read. Do u think that pushes Gsellman out of his two start week?

3) current pitching for championship is
Thor vsATL vs PHIL
Pineda @TB, @TOR
Gsellman vs ATL vs PHIL
Arrieta vs STL
Rich hill vs SF, vs COL

Bench I have smyly vs NYY, nova vs WASH, Ervin Santana vs SEA. Any changes you’d make?

Pete
Pete
5 years ago

I have one move left this week and one move next week if I win today in my h2h points playoffs. It’s pretty much even at the moment and I feel like it will come down to tonight’s game and I have Ortiz, Pedroia, and GarycSanchez and he had Betts and Bogarts.

All that said, my real question is what to do with S Marte and Bregman, the latter who should be a good keeper, and whether I should drop one of them for a streamer for today, leaving my one move next week if I win for a a replacement bat or 2 start pitcher.

Stream says grabbing Gibson at Mets (Ynoa) is my best option For today over Meyer, Suarez and Asher. So do I grab Gibson and drop Marte, Bregman (realizing I will have to decide whether to use my last move for a stream or replacement bat next week), or one of my other streamer level pitchers that would get me 10-12 points next eeek?

Thanks fornyour help – complicated decision!

VinWins
VinWins
5 years ago

Hard to believe Severino did nothing yesterday. I could have left my catcher slot empty and picked up Jon Gray! Crazy thing is, I picked up Bettis on a few teams because of Gray’s performance.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: OK, then. I won’t even bother to check the stats.

Bg
Bg
5 years ago

Time to drop starling marte or you think he will be back next week?
Starting these guys?
Tajuan vs Houston
Chen @philly
Tyler Anderson vs SD

Wilson.
Wilson.
5 years ago

Trust them to start for lower WHIP today?
Nova @CIN $7.2
De Leon @ARI $20.9

Starts are running out so I need to use it effectively…

Wilson.
Wilson.
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: who comes first if need to pick one?

Wilson.
Wilson.
Reply to  Wilson.
5 years ago

Nova or De Leon?

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

Not great choices, but for QS primarily (and ideally ratios), Colby Lewis in Texas v. Oakland (at least 5 er / game all week), CC @boston (total gut call), Wily Peralta (@chc, but possibly not all chic regulars), or Miranda v HOU?

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
5 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: PS, when after winning your regular season 36 points ahead of the next team, you are on pace to lose today in the semis to the 5th place team in H2H playoffs because of things like Carrasco breaking his hand after 2 pitches, Kershaw not getting to go 6 IP because of 2 back to back rain delays, and betances pitching his worst 0.1 IP ever, you just need to tip you hat and say that it’s not your year for playoffs finals…

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

@Grey: you said it. Thanks for the rec.!

Herschel
Herschel
5 years ago

F Jon Gray.

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

SON is vibin’ Shields @ PHI ($8) and Smyly v. NYY ($12). We trusting these guys?

Also, OBP league: Healy, Belt or Mazara for the next 4-5 days?

VinWins
VinWins
5 years ago

Nice choices this morning Grey, Bell and Rodriguez 9/15, 6/2/4/0 (so far). Much better than some of my teams today.

Joeg414
Joeg414
5 years ago

Urena Ushit

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

Would you start Khris Davis over Harper?

muskysmell
muskysmell
5 years ago

Welp, my lead has dwindled down to 15 because of shitheads like Arrieta and Gio today…

Harper is also utter garbage….

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
5 years ago

16 team keeper league, yahoo, roto, 5×5,
we keep 5 players. coming into the season I kept Machado/Marte/Bumgarner/deGrom/Pederson.
I have since traded Pederson.

this is my team.
CA- Rosario. 1B- PAlvarez. 2B- Schoop. 3B- Beltre. SS- Machado. IN- BMiller.
OF- Marte. OF- Yelich. OF- Duvall. OF- Trumbo. UT- Healy.
BN- Owings, Wendle, Quinn, Saladino. DL- Duda.
SP- Bumgarner. SP- Carassco. RP- Britton. RP- Betances.
P- Thornburg. P- JJohnson. P- Madson.
BN- deGrom, Hendricks, Nova, Ray, Chatwood.

would deGrom be a keeper for me? if not with him done for the season I can drop him for someone else to help.
I’m thinking my keepers could be Machado, Marte, Bumgarner, Yelich, and maybe Trumbo?

so it would be safe to drop deGrom?

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

thanks, and now Carrasco with a broken hand too?

VinWins
VinWins
5 years ago

Wow. Sanchez and the Treat again today. On 1 (1st place) team I’ve counted 21 HRs and 19 SBs with a .338 average from these 2.

J-FOH
J-FOH
5 years ago

Watched a couple docs on Netflix last night. Los Punks and most of the Jake the Snake redemption. Los Punks had its moments and being from LA can appreciate how crazy these kids are.

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

Kiermairr @ Tillman ($17) or Reynolds at home v E-Jax (assuming Reynolds starting, $45)

Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
5 years ago

For my 188th start:

Ariel Miranda, Sea  vs Hou
Wily Peralta, Mil  @ChC
Matt Wisler, Atl  vs Wsh
Kyle Gibson, Min  @NYM
CC Sabathia, NYY  @Bos

They’re all good choices, I know.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, we always no more after. Just to be clear, I’m just using 1 of those as my last start.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
5 years ago

@VinWins: Sometimes I even know more.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  VinWins
5 years ago

@VinWins: Gibson’s Due!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  The Great Knoche
5 years ago

@The Great Knoche: You make a good point as well!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Ok, that gives me something to think about. Miranda hasn’t given up a run in 2 starts, and these things always go in threes. Thanks.

VinWins
VinWins
5 years ago

Going with the catcher I know is playing today. So you think Severino’s line today will be 3/3 with a HR, or 2/3 with 2 HRs?

xdb
xdb
5 years ago

Drop anyone for these free agents
R/2b/3b/hr/tb/avg/obs/net steals/steals

Hardy, Domingo, Harrison, Markakis, Wendle, Reddick, Gennett, calhoun, shimpf, haniger, galvis, leonys, pagan, sean rod, ketel one

C grandal
1b belt
2b schoop
3b frazier
if tea turner
of trout, marte, grichuk, kepler
util jd martinez, franco
bench asdrubal

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@grey: I currently have 6 OFs for 4 spots. Would you drop 1 for a streaming position?

My entire outfield is currently: Betts, Polanco, Blackmon, Marte, Pence, and Buxton

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

Best bet for a QS (ideally W too) and good ratios?

-Hellickson v MIA/Urena ($7.5)
– Miguel Gonzalez @KC/Vargas (slightly negative, but he’s been on a really long streak of QS, sub-3 era since ASB)
– Colby Lewis v OAK/random bad pitcher (negative son, and oak is crushing lately…but Lewis has those random gems)
– Reyes @SF (6 innings unlikely)

Thanks!

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
5 years ago

Grey,

12-team H2H OBP getting ready for next week.

Trying to decide between a general hot-hand hitter who has average matchups or someone with a preferable matchup. Buxton would be my drop, if it matters.

Kiermaier v. TB (3 RHP to start)
Drury (@SD to start the week)
Mazara (at home in Texas v. 3 bad Angels RHP). Mazara had a HR on Thursday, 2-for-4 yesterday.

HIT recommends Mazara. Obviously it’s not really aware of the streaks the first two have been on.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Replace Bregman with who? Wendle, Owings, Hardy.

Chasing runs and OBP

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Alex
5 years ago

@Alex: or Scooter

Wilson.
Wilson.
5 years ago

Lower down WHIP now.
However, Carrasco let me down in his last two starts.
Should I start him tomorrow? vs DET

Wilson.
Wilson.
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Hope he will be good.

How about DeSclafansi? Start him or not? vs PIT today. SON Gives him only $2.6

Nightmare
Nightmare
5 years ago

Man I’m in a close game with the championship next week. A pretty 500$ pot to be exact Greylord!
Which hitter you like next week. Piscotty doesn’t know!!

Just Dong ([email protected], 3vsKC) or Gurriel ([email protected], 4vs LAA)

Rabbit
Rabbit
5 years ago

The main thing I took away from your typing video is that your bracket keys (i.e., [ and ] ) are really dirty. Like, over the top dirty. Like, Brittney Spears dirty. What have you been doing to them? They need a break.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
5 years ago

MOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBS!

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team H2H Points

Pitcher Scoring: WIN (+3), LOSS (-3), IP (+3), K (+1), BB (-1), SAVE (+3), HOLD (+1), ER (-2), HIT (-1), SO (+3), NH (+10), PG (+15)

Looking ahead to Sunday and hopefully I’ll still have a good lead after tomorrow but just to be prepared now, which starts should I definitely be using? I already own the guys marked with asterisks but if applicable I want to add someone else now too. Not too worried about the 4 SP a day limit either because De Leon needs a RP spot anyway and Duffy & Nova are RP eligible.

9/18
De Leon @ARI (20.2)*
Duffy vs. CHA (11.8)*
Ray vs. LAN (7.6)
Nova @CIN (7.2)*
Bauer vs. DET (5.6)
Reyes @SF (-0.9)
Cotton @TEX (-4.0)
Asher vs. MIA (-8.6)

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Word I’ll add Ray just in case… and so you’d definitely start the guys I own already or only certain ones:

De Leon @ARI (20.2)
Duffy vs. CHA (11.8)
Nova @CIN (7.2)

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
5 years ago

No love for Domingo Santana this week? Hitting .353 in the last week with a bomb, 3 runs and 3 RBIs.

4 dingers and 2 steals in the last 2 weeks.

ashtray
ashtray
5 years ago

I’ve rolled Polanco out there every damn day through his slump. Finally decide to roll the dice with Stanton instead and of course the dude homers.

Abe Froman
Abe Froman
5 years ago

Assuming Bregman can’t go next week, which 2 of the following infielders do you like? Weekly hittertron isn’t working for me so don’t have $ values

Drury (@SD3, @BAL3)
Schoop (BOS4, ARI3)
Aledmys Diaz (@COL3, @CHC3)
Peraza (@CHC3, @MIL3)
Owings (@SD3, @BAL3)
Cron (@TEX3, @HOU4)
Tim Anderson (@KC1, @PHI2, @CLE3)

Harrison Ford in Air Force One
Harrison Ford in Air Force One
5 years ago

Giancarlo is starting tonight…worth adding?

Shark
Shark
5 years ago

Looking to upgrade my UTIL spot going into the finals. I currently have Inciarte there. Looking for HR and OPS. Who’s the add for next week: Beltran, Chris Carter, Lamb, Grandal, Drury

JJ
JJ
5 years ago

What do I do with this bench?
I have L.Cain, M.Sano, AJ Pollock and Y.Puig who are all DTD. I think that Sano, Puig and Pollock have a chance to come back and be useful but Cain seems like he’s done. Its a keeper league but we only keep 10. They are all potential keepers. Should I lose one of these bats for any of
R.Healy
S.Souza
C.Carter
Other problem is that I only have 5 pickups for the week and 1 left for this week that I was hoping to use on picking up a 2 start pitcher for next week.

The Hebrew Hammer
The Hebrew Hammer
5 years ago

Grey! Would you rank these streams Taillon @CIN, Tillman vTB, Liriano @laa, hellickson vMIA, Ross @ATL, de Leon @ari

Thanks!

ferris
ferris
5 years ago

Like Matt Moore at home vs StL?

Tracy
Tracy
5 years ago

I am heading into the playoffs after a bye week. All Teams in 12-team H2H 5×5 leagues. I am looking at any final moves. You had suggested waiting until the last minute to see who is still hot. I appreciate any comments you might have. Thanks in advance.
Team #1:
Current Batters: Realmuto, W Myers, Cano, Villar, Tulowitzki, Polanco, Springer, Buxton, Braun, Donaldson
Available: McCutchen, Reyes, K Calhoun, Solarte, Gyorko, Stanton; also Martin for Realmuto?
Current Pitchers: Duffy, Maeda, C Mart, Taillon, plus Lugo and Smyly [streamers]; I have J Ross coming off DL-keep him or not?

Team # 2:
Current Batters: G Sanchez, Carter, Treat Urner, Villar, Bregman, Duvall, Buxton, Pence, AssCab, Nunez, R Martin
Available: Granderson, C Gomez, Melky, T Shaw, Hernan Perez, K Broxton, Reyes, Peraza
Current Pitchers: Fernandez, Sale, Kluber, Carrasco, Arrieta, Folty, Bundy and Smyly
Available: Santana, Alex Reyes

Team #3:
Current Batters: Grandal, Goldschmidt, Kinsler, Bogaerts, Betts, H Perez, Villar, Marte, Piscotty, Bregman, and Dahl
Available: Kiermaier, Dyson, Inciarte, Wong, G Sanchez, Gyorko, Reyes, AssCab,
Current Pitchers: Lester, DeLeon, Fulmer, Gausman, Tallion, Duffy and Nova
Available: Alex Reyes, Bauer, Santana, Ray

Team #4:
Current Batters: Realmuto, Miggy, H Perez, Bregman, Bogaerts, Polanco, JBJ, Moss, Villar, Cron, and Marte
Available: Morales, Buxton, Kang, Inciarte, Lamb, Eaton, Reyes, AssCab, Broxton

Team #5:
Current Batters: Realmuto, Murphy, Jose Ramirez, Bregman, Villar, Bryant, Cespedes, Buxton, Hosmer, Correa, H Perez
Available: Pence, Nunez, Solarte, Gurriel, Reyes, Broxton, Peraza, Piscotty, Gyorko,
Current Pitchers: Porcello, Roark, Felix, Hendricks, Gausman, Hill, Duffy, and Syndergaard
Available: Desclafani, Santana, Taillon, Paxton

If I win any of the these, I owe you some trophies and a drink!

Tracy
Tracy
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks again.

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

MIL should know that us Thornburg owners need our saves! Who cares if he pitched 1.1 IP yesterday!

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Dahl battling fatigue… no Coors! Bah.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Duda worth a speculative add for the last 2 weeks of the season?

Bob
Bob
5 years ago

Broxton, Buxton or c dickerson for the next 2 weeks? Buxton hasn’t stolen a base and is still striking out a ton and hits 9th, which I guess is good if dozier is hitting behind him. Broxton has been good and stealing bases and has 3 games left at coors, but he also strikes out a ton. I need runs, sb without a brutal obp.

I own peraza. He has cooled off but I like his 2b/ss/of eligibilty. He isn’t running though or scoring runs despite leading off. Would you rather have chris owings for 2 weeks?

Last, which pitcher should I add: degrom, cobb or walker. I can’t aford any blow ups in whip and era. Era is more sensitive to bad outings. Cobb has a decent schedule. Walker has Toronto next, I’ll pass but his last two are decent. Degrom was dumped and if he gets thru sunday if he pitches, I think he gets the phils twice to close out the year. The mets need him, but he could easily do what cole did. Thanks

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Bob
5 years ago

Broxton left game today with an injury. Not sure what it is

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Bob
5 years ago

@Bob: wrist

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: fractured

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

I was actually randomly looking at Kiermaier’s numbers last night and was thinking about what a prorated season would look like. One of the best things I saw was that he more than doubled his BB% this year (4% versus 10%) while maintaining the same K%(17%). Everything is trending up from better plate discipline, to harder hit rate, to more fly balls, and much improved performance against LHP (actually higher wRC+ against LHP this year than RHP). Could be a big sleeper next year…maybe next AJ Pollock with lesser BA?

Now that my fantasy season is over, finally got caught up on some shows and watched the first three episodes of Atlanta. Soooo good. I’m a big fan of Donald Glover back from his Community days and his stand up. Has a real Louis CK feel to it (which I miss so much).

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

@bossmanjunior333: Agree 100% on KK, think he’s a great buy for deep dynasty. Could be a big payoff next year.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Absolutely no let down on the third episode. Love how many funny moments there are despite the fact it’s not a “comedy”.

nick the dick
nick the dick
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

@bossmanjunior333: Dude, Atlanta is so my new favorite. So good. And if you miss the Louie feel, watch Better Things on FX. Louie produced, with Pamela from his show.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Yeah watched second episode last night, she’s funny as shit.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

If you haven’t seen his stand up, it’s worth watching. He’s basically a black version of Chris Hardwick, not like his Atlanta character at all.

Randy Bobandy
Randy Bobandy
5 years ago

Was quite pleased when I dealt Abreu for Goldschmidt about 5-6 weeks ago…

Since that trade, Abreu: .348, 27 R, 13 HR, 41 RBI in about 200 AB’s. In 380 AB’s while on my team, .276, 34 R, 11HR, 54 RBI.

Meanwhile Goldschmidt has 4 HR’s while on my team…so from 1B I’ve had 17 HR’s this season. How sad is that?!

Luke
Luke
5 years ago

Do you like Drury or Healy in these final weeks?

Thanks!

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

Keon Broxton just crashed into the wall at Wrigley and his wrist looks fuct. Time to drop him…

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: with it being September, and if it’s serious, will the Brewers DL Broxton?

I have Mallex Smith stashed in a DL slot (dynasty team), and despite suddenly not having Broxton it’d be nice to switch them … and not go into roster-lock-mode with Smith now being activated by the Braves.

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Racehorse
5 years ago

@Racehorse: Hmmmm I’m split on who I’d rather keep. I think Mallex has more upside long term

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: do you think the Brewers DL Broxton?

Geoff
Ralph Lifshitz
Reply to  Racehorse
5 years ago

@Racehorse: no

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Ralph Lifshitz
5 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: I ask that because sometimes teams seem to not DL players in September.

Thanks again for the input!

Mr. Rickey
Mr. Rickey
5 years ago

Greatest lyric ever:

A rat bit my sister, but whitey’s on the moon. GSH

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
5 years ago

Grey!

Thanks for the share, a privilege!

a. That’s a MacBook, right?

b. Have ONLY four of your buys. Is that all right? Is that like 4/15=D-=0.7 GPA in a 12=team, RCL, 5X5, ESPN league?

Cheers,
Ante

Huddy
Huddy
5 years ago

Sorry last one, if Bregman out need SS:
Didi, Semien, Galvis, ACabrera, Baez?

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

Looking ahead to tomorrow, I have to sit one of these OFs:

Kiermaier vs. Tillman @Bal
Duvall vs Williams/Taillon at Home
Alex Dickerson vs. Jon Gray @Col
Andrew Benintendi vs. Mitchell at Home
Yasmani Tomas vs. Bud Norris at Home

Which one do I sit?

El Famous Burrito
El Famous Burrito
5 years ago

Stream-O-Nator likes Taijuan versus Toronto?

That’s a bold pickup, but I guess it’s Monday, so you have time to overcome a poor showing in a weekly H2H.

Huddy
Huddy
5 years ago

Thanks for the read Grey, semi finals starting need 3 of 5 out of Kiermaier (3 NYY 3 BAL ) HPerez Broxton (3 PIT 3 CIN) Gurriel (3 @ OAK 4 LAA) Buxton (3 DET 3 SEA)

Chad
Chad
5 years ago

Damn Grey, where you get yo nails did?

abdoozy
abdoozy
5 years ago

You starting Fulmer today?
SoN doesn’t care much for the matchup but he’s been solid so I’m torn.

Bostero111
Bostero111
5 years ago

Hey Grey.

I have a bye this week in my 12 team H2H league and looking at 2 start pitchers for next week. We have Wins as a category. Who do you like most from the below?

AJ Cole (@ Miami, @ Pitt)
Taijuan Walker (TOR, @ MIN)
Robert Gsellman (ATL, PHI)
Josh Tomlin (KC, CWS)

Bostero111
Bostero111
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks man! Have a great weekend!

Racehorse
Racehorse
5 years ago

“Roman Quinn – … I’m super jazzed about him, but I realized that it’s more for next year”

Do I drop Michael Saunders for RQ?

It’s my dynasty team, and my outfielders currently are Duvall, Kermaier, Ozuna, JD Mart, Grichuk, Broxton … and have Raimel Tapia and Lewis Brinson stashed on my minor league roster.

I’m worried Saunders won’t re-sign with Toronto and will end up in some spacious pitchers park again. And he’s been on my bench lately.

Or should I look elsewhere on my roster to make room for RQ?

Tanks! <– not misspelled

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: 16 team h2h

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: many mangers like to stash prospects on their big club roster even though we also minor league rosters, it’s that type if league, haha ….

My offense has carried me to the quarter finals despite to the detriment of my pitching (to embarressed to explain the early season gory details). I can’t really drop relief pitching because it’s a holds league too and I’m already down to 3 (Jansen, Ottavino, Mauricio Cabrerra – I usually carry 5 to stay competitive)…

And my starting pitching is, and I try to keep 8 to stay competitive …

DeGrom
Carrasco
Ordorizzi
Junior Guerra
Straily
Zach Davies
A.J. Griffin (who I traded Kluber from mid-season 2013 – I know, I know)
Luis Perdomo

Well, what do you think?

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: might as well round out my roster…
C = Gattis
1B = Gyorko, Pujols
2B = Cano, Odor
3B = Frazier, Healy
SS = Reyes, Semien, Story

I’m trying to find a spot for Quinn before someone catches on and snaps up Roman Quinn.

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: just did the deed … Perdomo dropped, snapped up Roman Quinn …

I’m going to name crowded offense “Hurricane Swarm’ because they rain homeruns like coconuts falling in a super typhoon.

I like Perdomo … I like watching Padres games from my Middle America locale, and because of the overall dearth this season in starting pitching I thought I might have a diamond in the rough with Perdomo.

Grey – thanks for tbe critical eye, thank you for your help. And I enjoy the hell out of Razzball.

Edit: Keon Broxton left with an arm/wrist injury, damn … but now I have Mighty Mite = Roman Quinn !!!

:wipes brow:

William Hung
William Hung
5 years ago

@Grey: Is Starling Marte still a drop, or should I wait thru the weekend to see how he is? He’s supposed to be back today

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: How about Gregory Polanco? Just checked his stats and he’s been below .200 for the past 2 weeks.

Yeah, I’ve had the benefit of a fat 1st place lead and a bye so I haven’t had to worry too much about my team. First playoff game starts Monday though

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: So my Playoff Roster is shaping up as:

C- Grandal
1B – Rizzo
2B – Treat Turner
3B – Frazier
SS – Bogaerts
OF – Buxton, Blackmon, Betts
UTIL – Pence
Bench – Polanco, Marte

SP – Roark, Duffy, Alex Reyes, Hendricks
RP – Colome, Diaz, Thornburg, Watson, Bailey, Kintzler

Some moves I’m pondering on doing –

1. Swap Kintzler for Maurer
2. Toddfather has 1B eligibility now, which is why he’s still on my roster and he’s starting to hit a bit. In the event Rizzo is well rested the last 2 weeks, do I slide Toddfather in there and pick up Guerriel or Drury, or should I pick up a 1B and still drop Toddfather for one of these guys?

1B availabe: Chris Carter, Solarte.

Lots of different ways for me to approach this… not sure what I want to do.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: So you think I should drop Toddfather for Drury or one of my OFs for Drury?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: got it – standing pat with this funky bunch then.

Bill
Bill
5 years ago

Next week starters. Please rank:
Anderson (-$12.6, -$0.4) – STL, @LAD
Fiers ($1.8) – LAA
Weaver (-$7.7) – @COL
Shields ($8.1(!)) – @PHI

SON got me nervous with these prices!… If Weaver can get through Coors, I like him as a 2-start SP in final week.