Kris Bryant (3-for-5, 3 RBIs, and his 8th and 9th homer) pulled a fast one on us. A switcheroo not seen since the 1987 sitcom, Switcheroo. Singing theme song, “He thought being a kid was tough, and the dad did too…Then a witch came along and did a switcheroo…Now the dad goes to school and the son has sex with the mom…Whatcha gonna do it’s a Switcheroo!” Kris Bryant’s switcheroo was pretending to be a washed-up baseball player, and he did a switcheroo with his former MVP self. Classic hijinks ensue, like the scene where fantasy baseballers mentally replace Kris Bryant with the schmohawk they drafted instead around 120th overall. Singing, “I thought drafting Kris Bryant would be tough, so I instead took Didi Gregarious, and now there’s no way I will be victorious…Switcheroo!” Classic fun TV theme song there. There were five bajillion home runs in just this game yesterday, so let’s get to it…Humming, “…so I instead took Didi Gregorius, and now there’s no way I will be victorious…Switcheroo!” Sorry, it’s so catchy. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Javier Baez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer. HR to the Izzo!

Ian Happ – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, but left after a collision with Nico Hoerner, and Happ needed to be carted off the field. Just as it seemed like Happ was coming out of his early-season struggles, Little Nico Hoerner goes full throttle like he’s trying to treat-dig out a plum from a pie.

Luis Castillo – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.07. Between Patrick Corbin and Castillo, Saturday was a great day to be a meh starter this year with promise, who I was hoping to see something from, and they return with:  Meh.

Tyler Mahle – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.23. Hearing from people his velocity was down five miles per hour, which is cause for concern, an impending IL stint and Dr. James Andrews building a new wing on his veranda, but I didn’t see one beat writer saying it, and that much of a drop in velocity would have beat writers on it, I’d think. Statcast shows he was around 92 MPH at times on his 4-seamer, but his last pitch was 96, so prolly okay. Haha, very confident! Ugh.

Mike Moustakas – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Moistasskiss!

Nick Castellanos – 5-for-6, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, hitting .330. The Greek God of Hard Contact was facing the Cubs, the team that first revealed his next level. ‘Member way back in 2019 when Castellanos was an 11-homer hitter in 103 games? He literally hasn’t stopped being a home run hitter since; it’s like he sucked the all-powerful tzatziki from all the Greek Gods, and harnessed it. “Except you Markakis, you can keep your tzatzakis.”

Eugenio Suarez – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Check out the big brain on this Eugenius deciding to come out of his early-season slump.

Luis Robert – Dealing with a hip flexor strain. Went down crossing 1st base and had to be helped off the field. Coincidentally, after seeing the injury, I had to be helped away from my computer. Optimistically, I’d guess Lou Bob misses about a month. Hopefully, Hall of Fame manager, Tony La Russa remembers who Robert is when he returns. “I’m sorry, Lamb needs to play, he’s free-range.”

Yermin Mercedes – Didn’t play yesterday because he was late for reporting time. Yermin Mercedes should’ve said he accidentally fell asleep at a stop sign.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.82, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Just want everyone to know I knew the answer was 1776. I just had a brain fart at Friday night trivia, saying 1988.”

Franmil Reyes – Out a few days on the paternity list. Johnson filling in, which ironically is also what got Franmil in trouble.

Triston McKenzie – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.27. Maybe we can sit Sticks McKenzie on the left side of the bench, and when Franmil returns he can sit on the right side and seesaw Sticks to the moon.

Zach Plesac – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.78. Looking for hope, finding four walks in under six innings. His opponent, Lucas Giolito (5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners (3 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.99) pitched marginally better. Start spreading the good news, we got margarine butter.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .188. As someone who has him in one league, this was the first game I can remember being thankful I have Cesar and didn’t go Roman waivers.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 2-for-3, 2 runs, and a slam (5), and legs (5), and three homers in the last four games, hitting .277. Five homers and five steals through roughly one month? Oh, just the ol’ 30/30 pace. I’ll buy that Diner-Falafel for a dollar!

Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.32. He’s found nearly all his velocity back from 2019, and looks more like a low-4 ERA pitcher than the high-4 ERA pitcher he became. It’s still kinda lowercase yay, but he’s now in the Streamonator camp vs. a total ignore.

Danny Duffy – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.60. That’s the 2nd lowest Royals ERA of all-time thru five starts, behind Greinke’s Cy Young year of 2009. By the way, his Cy Young speech was 500 words about Chipotle guacamole. Long overdue that I watched Duffy, and 96 MPH paint, which is significant for a guy who was throwing 92 MPH last year. Of course, extra giddy-up helps the slider and change. He’s still throwing much closer to a 3.30-3.50 ERA pitcher, and not 0.60 ERA, but 3.30-ish plays in all leagues, so I wouldn’t expect him to become completely unusable.

Alex Kirilloff – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and his 4th homer in three games, and there’s not a hotter schmotato as far as the eye can see in Hot Schmotato Land.

Mitch Garver – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .185. Mitch most definitely doesn’t kill my vibe.

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.58. The Twins jumped out to a huge lead, and Berrios cruised out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.

Andrelton Simmons – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. After Simmons hit that, the announcer exclaimed, “What a shot,” and Andrelton said, “Wait, I have the antibodies.”

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. I can explain why he had his first home run in forever, and maybe his first hit — I just dropped him the other day. You’re welcome.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Take that, Switcheroo theme song!

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.49 vs. Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunner, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Walker matching Wheeler every step, like the game was played on top of four punctured tennis balls.

J.D. Davis – Dealing with a left hand sprain. I’m going to get a hand sprain telling people to pick up and drop Davis.

Edwin Diaz – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.22. How about we all play in Holds+Saves leagues next year? Huh? Deal?

David Peterson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.81. Am I losing my mind because of bullpens or do certain pitchers have a worse ERA than they should have? Has Peterson pitcher poorly for a 4.81 ERA? Like what even?

Corey Kluber – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.03. This looked like vintage Kluber, until you realize the Tigers, his opponent, are hitting .200 as a team. Their three-hole hitter, Miguel Cabrera (0-for-4), is hitting .115.

Carlos Martinez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.72. And you said there was nothing left in the tank! *sees three Ks vs. the Pirates* Meh, okay, so it’s like there’s used deep-fry oil in the tank and it smells like a jalopy running on churros. It could be better, the Streamonator does love his next, and I’m streaming him so this will work out great.

Harrison Bader – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, and only 2nd hit this season. Sounds like Keston Hiura.

Marcus Semien – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer, and will likely be hitting leadoff again soon because George Springer (0-for-3) is Mr. Glass. What’s going on with Springer? He can’t play a full 9 innings? Yesterday, he left with leg fatigue. (Pronounced ‘fay-tee-gay,’ it’s Italian.)

Alejandro Kirk – Hit the IL with a left hip flexor injury. Damn, it’s like he’s dealing with Gamelitis. The WebMD page says, “The injury that happens right when a young player gets playing time and has the ability to breakout. Coined by a rather handsome fantasy baseball expert named Grey Albright five years ago about Mat Gamel.” Geez, I’m gonna have to check the WebMD page for ‘intense blushing.’

Travis d’Arnaud – Hit the 60-day IL with a thumb injury. With Kirk and d’Arnaud both going down, Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first time two catchers were injured in the same game since prolly April, adding, “We’re moving offices, so we don’t have a ton of trivia right now.” Okay, cool. Since this is a 60-day IL, Alex Jackson is beyond awful, and the Braves called up William Contreras. I grabbed mini-Contreras in 15-team mixers and deeper. Though, I just didn’t have a need in shallower leagues, so that was the only reason I didn’t grab him there. Many think Young Contreras can be better than Old Contreras, but there could be growing pains, Mike Seaver.

Dustin May – Left Saturday’s game with an arm injury that looked like it could knock him out for the season. He yelled Mayday and people got confused thinking he was psyching himself up. May getting hurt on May 1st, is the worst irony since Miranda July couldn’t find a match for her fireworks display. “My sparkler is sparkless.” That’s Miranda July. May heads for an MRI today, and he had a shooting sensation in his arm, so I’d expect bad news. Reached out to some people about Josiah Gray coming up to replace him or Jimmy Nelson (I had NL-Only questions, y’all!), but the Dodgers won’t need a starter for a week and a half, so there could be one bullpen game to buy time until Tony Gonsolin returns. Depends on how deep your league is on whether you should be stashing Gonsolin now.

A.J. Pollock – 3-for-6, 8 RBIs and two homers (3, 4). Also, in this game, Matt Beaty (4-for-6, 3 runs, 7 RBIs and his 1st homer). They accounted for 15 of the Dodgers’ 16 runs. Shame Beaty/Pollock, the LA power couple, were like a regular Bonnie and Clyde, and managed to perform with an Absence of Malice, Tootsie.

Omar Narvaez – Hit the IL with a strained hamstring, and the Brewers lost Manny Pina, earlier in the week. Your Brewers’ starting catchers, Candice Bergen’s ex-husband Luke Maile (this is a very hip reference), and Jacob Nottingham (2-for-4, 3 RBIs, and his 1st and 2nd homer), who  is a 2nd catcher for NL-Only or Sheriff-only leagues.

Griffin Canning – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 6.20. Hope I’m wrong, but it feels like it’s one good start, one terrible start back-to-back with Canning. Streamonator says his next start is tough, and I agree, so it would be nice to see him string together something worthwhile. I’m basically writing out my vision board right now.

Shohei Ohtani – 0-for-3 and two steals (5, 6). Good way to make me into a Ohstani is getting two steals in a game with no hits.

Rafael Montero – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save as Kendall Graveman (1 IP, 0 ER) worked the 8th. I’m going to name my first ulcer: The Mariners bullpen.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.51. Wow, outside of the iron fist of Kevin Cash, Snell is really going deep into games.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .240. FTJ! Fun The Jewels fast!

Kevin Gausman – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.04. Ya gotta admit you were a little worried about starting him in San Diego. Gausman don’t miss, bros and five lady bros!

Mike Tauchman – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer as he hits 2nd. In my NL-Only leagues, I’m Futurama’s Fry, screaming, “Shut up and take my money!” In mixed leagues, I’m prolly letting someone else grab him still.

Pavin Smith – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and hitting well in the last four games, though not with a ton of power. Though, Part II:  They Keep Making Thoughs, yesterday’s home run was a boom. Could be a light schmotato.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (3), and left the game after taking a pitch off his finger. Nice things <does not equal sign> me. Gonna need a prayer hexagon that Story’s okay. Please, Fantasy Baseball Overlord.

Daniel Bard – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 9.00. Kazaam! Why was he in a tie game in the 8th inning? Oh my God, I hate Bud Black so much!

Isan Diaz – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, as he hits leadoff, which is from Jim Leyland’s School of Managing. Chisholm is out; Diaz is replacing him, so he goes in the exact same lineup spot. Does it make any sense? Nope! Not at all.

Patrick Corbin – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 8.10. This start was vs. Marlins, a roughly league-average offense. They sit around the middle for AVG and OBP, kinda meh, which is a good adjective for Corbin’s start — meh.

Max Scherzer – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners (0 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 2.54. After the game, he rushed to the hospital because his wife was in labor. Leaning in as his baby is emerging, “I don’t know how you do it, Doc. If a baby was coming out of Yan Gomes’s crotch, I’d never be able to concentrate.”

Jose Urquidy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.71. Didn’t like Urquidy coming into this year, and based on his numbers this year, I like him a tad less. His numbers look like a young Kyle Gibson. I will call him Debbie Gibson covering Paula Abdul’s Forever Your Ur.

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. So far Yordan’s being housed in fantasy value by about five other DHs. Power up the Yordong! If you want, that’s me asking for consent.

Austin Hays – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .250. Are Cedric Mullins and Austin Hays sharing should-be-leadoff-with-some-power-and-speed powers?

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, hitting .233. Any guesses where Laureano is on the Player Rater? I don’t know what you’re guessing, but I can almost guarantee you’re too low.

Matt Olson – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .314, as picked up right where he left off, after a ball hit his eye, i.e., from teabagger to four-bagger.

Jesus Luzardo – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.79, but hit the IL after fracturing his hand, playing a video game. All those years as a teenager playing video games I thought my mom was calling me a loser. “You’ll hurt your hand if you keep playing with your joystick so much, you loser!” Crazy thing is we didn’t even have a video game system.

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Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
1 year ago

oh yeah yelich and cain are real healthy, they’re in worse shape than springer, these 2 can’t even play 2 days in a row. that’s the s.victorino-type healthy. meanwhile, did ANYBODY have any clue grin and lamet would be starting today or even soon? he is.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

It’s one thing for Lindor to suck balls, but when he gets on, he’s a statue.

If you can’t steal a base in a 1-run game with 1 out, when the hell can you steal a base?!

OMG a blackout in the middle of the last out?! Wtf us going on. New lights are cool. Instantly back on!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago
SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Was just about to ask if the Adolis party was over. “Closing Time” had just come on the stereo but it seems seems there might still be a couple of beers hiding at the bottom of the cooler…

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

Arozerena or Mondesi?

Obp keeper

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Benetini or adolis ROS?

Didn’t realize Andrew B having a good season.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Primetime
1 year ago

he wasn’t till a few days ago a 2 HR game. i think had a double/single the day before that. going back say 6 days ago his triple slash wasn’t good. only reason i know this is early last week i was losing in a shallow money league to a guy who intentionally went into FA and added him and played him. later in the week i killed that guy in everything but AVG (12 team shallow 5×5). he’s certainly addable in non shallow 12 teamers and up (3 OF only in the one i’m mentioning i’d not add him in that)

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

Grey, are you taking J. Rojas or Tauchman going forward?

Thanks!

Rob Larsen
Rob Larsen
1 year ago

Keep 2 of 4 rest of season 5*5.

Pham
Kelenic
France
Cronenworth

Thanks sir

Josh
Josh
1 year ago

Just got Yelich back! I could probably drop Adolis and I need a little pitching help, would you grab Heaney, bassitt, or Staumont? Overall value…or just hold Adolis?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

12-16 weeks for Robert?

Ugh. He never even came close to hitting what was supposed to be his stride.

This season can kiss my butt

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: looking for an upside pitcher to replace May that could potentially be more than a streamer(when healthy/active). Like any of these options?

CMart
Sale
L Gilbert
Alzolay
Peterson
G Richards
Soroka
Price

THanks!

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Long list but need two (points league)

Biggio
Wong
Rojas
Benintendi
Rojas
Naquin
Hays
Didi
Moore
McNeil

JB
JB
1 year ago

6×6 Dynasty Roto OBP

Marcell Ozuna for Matt Chapman

I send Ozuna…… Like or Meh?

Ty
Ty
1 year ago

Eduardo Rodriguez or Bassitt ROS?
Thanks!

Lucky Dlog
Lucky Dlog
1 year ago

Remember in This Is The End, when jay sacrificed himself & ascended to heaven? Then Seth sacrificed himself to save Jay & he also ascended to heaven?

Yeah…I’m thinking I may drop Lindor so he’ll finally start to hit for the rest of you. I may see that blue light after all…

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Your help is always appreciated:

Option A: I have Story and he looks DTD. Is It worth trying to get Luis Urias or Amed Rosario? I have only him as SS. Should I take one of these two and waive either Flexan, Chris Rodriquez or Montgomery?

Option B: Play with Story and wait to waive these pitchers for a better player that Urias or Rosario?

Thanks!

Thoughts?

Have a great week.

Blarp
Blarp
1 year ago

As some others have asked, gotta drop someone to activate Yelich. 6×6 Yahoo 12 team (+OPS, +QS and using SV+H); C/1B/2B/3B/SS/3OF/2Ut; 3SP/2RP/4P, bunch of bench. Doing well in most categories; lagging most in RBI, AVG, OPS, and QS.

Who goes? Feels like Schwarber, Bohm, Alvarado, or May

IF: Kiner-Falefa, Rizzo, Wong, Devers, Lindor
OF: Laureano, Grisham, Verdugo,
Ut: Cruz, Tapia
Bn: Bohm, Schwarber
IL: Yelich

SP: Lynn, Berrios, Gausman, Eovaldi, Peralta, Ynoa, Kopech
RP: Castillo, Barnes, Green, May, Dolis, Alvarado

Thanks as always

Blarp
Blarp
Reply to  Blarp
1 year ago

Also, boy does Lindor suck so far this season. I have faith he will turn it around, but in the meantime is it worth dropping anyone else of the above to pick up any of the following short term SS?

Luis Urias, DeJong, Gregorius, Kiké, Moore, Rosario

Stream Weaver
Stream Weaver
1 year ago

Yo Grey. What are your thoughts on Johan Oviedo tomorrow against the Mets? Start em? Does he have ROS potential? Thanks as always

Jimmy suitcase
Jimmy suitcase
1 year ago

Who am I grabbing to replace Lou Bob? It’s a 14 team standard 5×5 roto league, I can plug replacement into UTIL slots, and I’m top 3 in every offensive category (including steals – Hampson has helped, but other guys who run are Xander, Verdugo, etc). Some options:

– Lo Cain
– Tim Locastro
– Andrelton Simmons
– Victor Robles
– Victor Reyes
– Tauchman
– Clint Frazier
– Ian Happ

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

now with this, la STELLA! going DL likely here in a few hours or so. hiura i ain’t dropping yet. jd davis got his finally the mess only dicked around for like almost 2 days this time with him (expected about 3-5 with them). hits/OBP over AVG/OPS/total bases added 14 teamer (keep 5 hitters per year, 4 pitchers, i kept ohtani as pitcher but get both, this is espn). so here i’ll need a MI elig for sure and either a CI (can move walsh to CI from 4th OF slot again) or OF too.
C posey
1B goldy
2B hampson (CF, at least he’s finally playing almost everyday now, so don’t have to worry mostly about subbing for him, unlike the last few years)
SS treat urner
3B j.turner
CI (walsh here or OF slot, 1B/RF)
MI
LF ozuna
CF grisham (all OF)
RF tucker (LF)
OF (walsh here or CI slot)
util (1) otani
BN: stanton (DH), hiura (1B/2B)
DL: santander (RF), la stella (1B/2B), jd davis (3B

this many bench bats still allows me enough SP to get to the max 12 starts per week mostly.

MI: andrus (SS), villar, goodrum, leury, flores, galvis, arroyo, kim (playing time issues, plus hasn’t done anything yet), m.rojas

CI/OF: varsho (C/OF), crapenter (2B/3B), h.dozier (1B/3B/RF), schoop (1B/2B), tellez (obv not till he’s back), moreland, e.white, batt meaty (1B only here though so far), brocktune, baddoo

probably h.dozier and somebody else. plus dozier backs up a lot of positions. you can tell this being a 14 teamer (but not a 16’er) lots of owners have more BN bats than i would and get less SP starts.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hey Grey – couple keeper questions for ya!

1. How would you rank these guys in a keeper?
-Riley, keepable for $7
-Non keeper Urshela (felt crazy preseason, but more HR than Muncy and should hit 270+)
-Non keeper Muncy

2. I have Robert in all my keeper leagues. In one league he’d be $27 to keep, but if I drop him, anyone can bid on him, and whatever they bid (+$3) is his keeper price. So, if I drop him and buy him back for less than $24, I get to keep him for less $. In this very weird situation, if he’s out for 3+ months, would you drop him to try and win him back? If so, what do you think it would take to win him back?

Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

Trade for Dustin My in a dynasty, if I can get him cheap?

Any other TJ victim’s you would recommend trading for ?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Grey,

Keeper league question. We can keep 5 guys so basically the top 50 is kept. I am in first despite Springer not playing at all. The last place team is offering me Flaherty or Buehler for Springer. What do you think of that?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I currently have Scherzer who is getting up there in age. How would you feel about giving up Scherzer and Springer for Flaherty and Buehler?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Are you looking to sell Springer at a reduced rate right now due to him not looking healthy or do you think he will eventually rake in that lineup?

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
1 year ago

I have to trade 2 to make room on my roster. It’s a QS league.

Kershaw or Gallen/Rogers ROS?

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Wow…didn’t expect you to like Rogers over Kershaw. Why do you like him more?

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

anybody else wondering just how long rey lop has had this issue?
https://www.nbcsports.com/edge/baseball/mlb/player/20627/reynaldo-lopez

dude sure shows signs of somebody basically walking around in the dark for the last few years for sure anyway.

Dan Rydell
Dan Rydell
1 year ago

Who is a better NA stash in a 12 team, 30 man roster league?

Wander Franco
or
Keston Hiura

Dan Rydell
Dan Rydell
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey! Always appreciate your insight!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Dan Rydell
1 year ago

if you start thinking about “man hiura will never come back he was horrible for a month” a few years ago ozuna had this same thing happen to him when he was horrible for about a month, same thing, i dropped him in a dynasty where i had an OF crunch. that didn’t work out so well when he was only down for like 10 days to maybe 2 weeks and kicked ass almost immediately when back (on somebody else’s roster of course by then). without injuries or age people don’t often just lose the skills they had.

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

O’Neill or Reynolds 6×6 with ops the extra hitting category

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? Just found out that Yelich got activated. Asked you a similar question last week, but want to see if your answer has changed. In an OBP/SLG% league who’s the drop out of David Peralta, Cedric Mullins, Bryan Reynolds, and Jorge Soler?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Following up on the SON request for Biggio, maybe SON can just do a summary of all these vets struggling and getting dropped – like Blackmon, Suarez, etc.. seems like owners are getting impatient. Probably gonna have Lindor show up more and more on the regular soon

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

oh i meant Bull/Bear – i love the analysis

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Plus Buy/Sell tool has Patrick Corbin as the 7th highest buy… i don’t think anyone believes that

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

it’s based on the same numbers that give/gave corbin good SON numbers. projection systems don’t immediately adjust to (possibly in this case massive) short term changes. if they did they’d seriously be terrible in all sorts of facets.

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
1 year ago

Not to brag, but my team’s looking stacked this year with Robert, Bellinger, Ketel and a last-round steal of Merryweather. I feel so lucky I think I’ll play the lottery. Oh, that’s new. A Shirley Jackson scratch-off. I’ll take a few!

Vegans
Vegans
1 year ago

Robert out 12-16 months with complete tear of hip flexor. Shit!

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

good lord i heard months and that’d be the worst hip injury i’d ever heard of (people get complete replacement hips that come back far faster than that). so this is how b.hamilton gets any playing time, both eloy and lou bob, superstars of the same OF have to go out for year or close to it.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron

bring this one up anytime anybody this year bitches about how injured their team(s) are, real life WSOX lose 2 superstar OF’s after getting 1 month of one of them (+ 2 days), none of the other (likely, and likely lou bob is back like at earliest sept) and that’s a 30 teamer.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Prayer octagon worked for Story – from RW he hit in a cage and he is expected to be fine

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
1 year ago

Eugenio dropped

Lose any of Wong, JD, Kirilloff, McMahon or Hampson for him?

Also Lou Bob, out for 12-16 weeks. OW.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
1 year ago

MIL finally did something about hiura. seems odd when they’re doing this for jelly donut, who’s OPS and K rate are only marginally better and unlike hiura jelly donut’s never had close to even a half season of being good at hitting (obv some days maybe a week of hot HR’s before with him, a few of those) while also being a large fat man (can his D actually be better at 1B?).

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

I have B. Lowe at UTIL with Solak at 3B

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Sano, Santander Reynolds, Votto, Moore, Calhoun to pick up and drop L. Robert? I could also take a shot at Duran.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Add Happ, Senzel, Margot to that list

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m loving this profile from Senzel and I def have him on my watch list once he gets 2B eligibility… his BB and K rates are all rock solid and hopefully he’ll start stealing more bags with that sprint speed.

sneakycar
sneakycar
1 year ago

just traded paddack and eovaldi for wheeler in my 12team h2h. good move or big oof?

sneakycar
sneakycar
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

blessed to be rid of paddack ??

sneakycar
sneakycar
Reply to  sneakycar
1 year ago

that was supposed to be blessed hands emoji not 2 question marks lol

Jon
Jon
1 year ago

Who should I drop between Shaw, McCutchen, Escobar, DeJong, or B Lowe?

Thanks!

SF
SF
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Who is the drop out of J.D. Davis, Didi, or Nico? I need a spot to stream pitching. Thanks!

SF
SF
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yes! Yahoo being all slow with the IL staus. Thanks!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  SF
1 year ago

they are slow, but real life mess just did it on jd davis. same with lou bob, WSOX themselves are the lazy ones here.

SF
SF
Reply to  The Harrow
1 year ago

Got him on the IL right before the 4:05 games locked. So close.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Now that your Hiura prediction has come to fruition, what’s your crystal ball have for a Kelenic ETA?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

damn so i guess the next question becomes – are you still buying him and recommend stashing him? I just don’t understand why a team wouldn’t want their best guys to play if they are trying for the playoffs – unless Seattle is not trying and don’t care if they make the playoffs or not even though they are playing well right now

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Short-schedule and now Harper’s sitting and Rockies PPD.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Benintendi back up to the 2 spot… there’s smoke there as he appears to slowly regain his line drive approach and his statcast numbers are pretty good

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

4-8 running. Kind of bags half full. Like to see he’s running. Hope he keeps the green light.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

damn didn’t know he only has a 50% success rate, i thought he just wasn’t running after getting 4 SBs after the first 2 weeks

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

12-16 weeks for Robert?

Ugh. He never even came close to hitting what was supposed to be his stride.

This season can kiss my butt

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Oops

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Brewers just optioned Hiura to the alternate training site. Wow. He’s really been awful.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Harley Earl
1 year ago

Amazing you said this would happen a couple months ago!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Harley Earl
1 year ago

Incredible

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Makes sense, he’ll get every day reps in a lower pressure situation. If he can’t hit down there, then last year was a mirage. Chances are he figures it out and comes back much more focused.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

If you had one NA slot in a 14T keeper, using it in Hiura or Adell? (League uses OBP & Ks)

Thanks

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sometimes you’re absolutely astounding. This is one of your greatest predictions ever.

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

Think Tapia will start game 2 if it’s vs Wood?I heard he might be in a platoon but I’m not too familiar with him. I really try to avoid the allure of Coors because Bud.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks,I was gonna stream him today then drop him tomorrow when I’ve got a full roster.Now I have to think dammit!

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Turns out they sat him against Wood on 4-28.Also vs Madbum on 04-7and 4-30.Last time he started against a lefty was 04-15 vs Urias.
I hate Bud Black,it takes an act of God(such as rain) to make me go there.It could be such a good franchise if they would make weed illegal again.
Pickin’s are looking pretty slim for my batty call.Oh well,back to the stat salt mines I go.

Srbanator
Srbanator
1 year ago

So the question is do I roll with Yelich for the week, or wait to see how he does?

Srbanator
Srbanator
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you, sir!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Are the Mets underplaying Nimmo’s injury? I’m not complaining because it means my guy McNeil gets to bat leadoff as he starts to get hot.

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
1 year ago

1 – Need to drop two out of J.D. Davis, Wong, Tyler O’neill, Eddie Rosario and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. I’m thinking Wong and Davis, what do you suggest?

2 – Would you start any of Fried at WAS and Sonny at CHI SOX tomorrow?

3 – Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Yelich! Now I just have to find what team I have him on.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Thanks for the writeup Grey! Awesome stuff as per ush.

Luzardo droppable in 10 TMers right?

I have a very crowded IL and could use the spot

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

Keaton demoted.

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
Reply to  Robin Yount
1 year ago

Keston

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Is that where you keep it? Would have guessed lower.

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You were 100 percent correct, I give you credit. Prepare for 100 who do I pick up at MI questions. Let me start

Lowery, Moore, Harrison, Polanco, Lux ?

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
1 year ago

Grey, need a trade opinion in a H2H points league. I would be trading Suarez/Laureano/Montas/Stroman for Machado/Teoscar/Plesac/Garret Richards. Which side do you prefer? Also, was offered Snell for my Gausman. I declined originally, but would you reconsider as it is a keeper league and I’d be getting Snell to keep in the 11th round potentially. Thanks!

Whatever
Whatever
1 year ago

Grey,

Looks like Josh Rojas is getting hot. Drop M. Taylor for J-Rojas? 12tm OBP

Thanks.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Stash Paddack over McClanahan or hold tight?

Happ over Solak?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Forget it – Padsack already scooped.

D. May to undergo TJ in case anyone hadn’t figured that out from seeing it the other night.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Tyler Rogers dropped

JMS
JMS
1 year ago

Grey, my roster’s all out of whack and only you can help me! I’ve got these 1B/OF types:
1B: Abreu
LF: Tucker (LF/RF)
CF: Canha (1B/LF/CF/RF)
RF: Judge
U: Ohtani

BN: Teoscar (LF/CF/RF)
BN: Walsh (1B/RF)
BN: Conforto (CF/RF)
IL: Yelich (LF/RF)

Who are you dropping first to have a more useful bench/open a spot for Yelich, or who are you trying to trade? I kind of have to leave Kiriloff on the wire, right? Thanks, love your columns!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I’m thinking of seeing if the Lindor owner in my league will part with Lindor + a pitcher… thinking of offering Tim Anderson, who is my UTIL bat.

His pitchers are: Marquez, K Hendricks, Bassitt, Kopech, Luis Castillo, Scherzer, Wheeler, Keuchel

Should I try it or hold?

CP
CP
1 year ago

Can you please rank for potential saves Familia, Doolittle, Treinen?

Thanks!

blooper
blooper
1 year ago

Soler and Kyle Lewis on waivers—over any of-Cedric Mullins and Yadiel H

Jeremy Payne
Jeremy Payne
1 year ago

Darvish/Moncada or Lindor/Arenado?

Darvish is the only one of the 4 that can be kept for next year

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 year ago

Another question if I may Grey. Who do you like at 2B in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League:

C. Taylor
K. Wong
N. Hoerner
J. Rojas
L. Urias

Thanks again Grey.

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
1 year ago

Hi, do you prefer Aaron Hicks or Dylan Moore? Both have been kind of bad this year

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

Gray, you think it’s worth moving Mondesi for Matt Chapman?

R h Sb rbi hr k obp slg

It is a 15 team keep 11 so I would keep Bert if I had him

Currently have FTJ at Ss and Riley at 3rd and Yermin and Tapia rotating in my util spot. Riley could also play left where I have JD Davis and Adolis….is Chapman much of an upgrade over any of these guys to make it worth it?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Nightpandas
1 year ago

FWIW, Chapman has been scuffling and it’s basically just contact issues that have carried over from last year. Ton of swing and miss with him right now.

One thing I’ve noticed in reviewing the last couple years is that it’s not a great time to be a donkey. In the wiffleball era, those high K rate guys are definitely struggling more than ever. I think if I had my draft season to do all over again, I’d be a lot more careful with high K guys.

That being said, Chapman should have better days ahead. He’s probably not a Mendoza line hitter so you might catch some regression in the right direction.

My guess is he’s not enough of an upgrade to move Mondesi unless you think this thing lingers like to the All-Star break of something terrible like that.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Chapman admitted he’s still recovering from his hip injury and still getting his swing back as of 2 weeks ago. Based on the eye test, he’s getting better though he even admits he’ll always be a high strike out guy.

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

Gray, you think it’s worth moving Mondesi for Matt Chapman?

R h Sb rbi hr k obp slg

It is a 15 team keep 11 so I would keep Bert if I had him

Currently have FTJ at Ss and Riley at 3rd and Yermin and Tapia rotating in my util spot. Riley could also play left where I have JD Davis and Adolis….is Chapman much of an upgrade over any of these guys to make it worth it?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Maybe Brett Lawrie, Ed Sprague and Eric Hinske put a hex on the Toronto 3rd base position. Look what happened with Vladdy this year. Move Semien over there and put Biggio at 2nd. Marcus is only on a one year deal anyway.

Speaking of Semien, heard him on the radio the other day saying it’s pretty weird that he’s probably going to be a one and done there without ever playing a home game in Toronto. Pretty funny.

Thinking about hitting the game tonight. Blue Jays should be fun to watch. If you hear someone on the broadcast yelling “You stink, Matz” over and over, you’ll know I made it.

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
1 year ago

14 team H2H Redraft league, 6×6 – Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SV+HD, K/9

1) I was just offered Sean Murphy for Adbert Alzolay. in a vacuum, which side?

I feel like this might get vetoed because of Alzolay’s ownership level but I might actually need Alzolay more than Murphy.

2) Also, please rank: Wilson Ramos, Tucker Barnhart, Mitch Garver, Willians Astudillo, Daulton Varsho, Gary Sanchez, Dom Nunez, William Contreras, James McCann

Thanks a lot!

C: Wilson Ramos
1B: Jose Abreu
2B: Kolten Wong
3B: Matt Chapman
SS: Garrett Hampson
OF: Ronald Acuna
OF: Giancarlo Stanton
OF: Franmil Reyes
UTL: Ramon Laureano
Bench: Dylan Moore

IL: Adalberto Mondesi

SP: Zac Gallen
SP: Pablo Lopez
SP: Dylan Cease
P: Drew Pomeranz
P: Giovanny Gallegos
P: Alex Reyes
P: Emmanuel Clase
P: Corey Kluber
Bench: Sonny Gray
Bench: Dane Dunning
Bench: Adbert Alzolay
Bench: Nick Pivetta

IL: Corbin Burnes
IL: Noah Syndergaard

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

If you throw out Peterson’s first start (you know, before I added him to my Razz team), he has a 3.10 ERA.

A-Ram Baller
A-Ram Baller
1 year ago

Grey wants everyone to hold onto Lindor, not understanding this logic. He got paid, is having one of the worst seasons in the Majors (guy doesn’t even have a SB yet) and is on the Mets. My team is struggling with a lot of underperforming top ranked guys from Grey’s preseason list (Hiura, Lewis), so I cut bait on Lindor for Correa and Rodon. I’m not sad about it, Lindor would have to go on a Bonds like tear to get anywhere close to his projections. Its May, can’t wait around for a guy who is being outperformed by almost every other SS out there…

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  A-Ram Baller
1 year ago

Thank you for volunteering as tribute, may the Bonds-like tear commence!!

A-Ram Baller
A-Ram Baller
Reply to  Keeks
1 year ago

I hope he does, I like him. But last season and now so far this season, things are not trending the right direction. You are better off just leaving the position empty….

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  A-Ram Baller
1 year ago

I disagree with all of this, except that he’s a Met.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  A-Ram Baller
1 year ago

I think that’s a bit hyperbolic but my good friend magoo pointed out to me in the off season that his trendline in several metrics has gone the wrong way over the last two years.

A-Ram Baller
A-Ram Baller
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Since going 3 for 4 against the Cubs on April 21 Lindor is 4-41 and 0 for last 20.

::Mike Singletary Voice:: “Can’t win with them, Can’t Do it”

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Manea and Montas have been dropped. Any preference (mid-term … not just next start).

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

1. Do you like any of these pitchers for tomorrow?
Alzolay vs LAD
Irvin vs Tor
Minor vs Cle
2. If so, would you dump Marquez for any of the above?
3. Thank you

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
1 year ago

Hey grey How would you rank bassitt, eovaldi and descalfani for the rest of the season?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

Please rank for closers: Dolis, Doolittle, May

flaccidbats
flaccidbats
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

I gave up Grisham and JStaumont for Ozuna and Kopech in a 6×6 holds league. I think my team is good on SBs. Seem like a decent move?

flaccidbats
flaccidbats
Reply to  flaccidbats
1 year ago

We also use AVG, OBP, and SLG as stats

flaccidbats
flaccidbats
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey! And hey, I’m good friends with Billy Hurley from high school days. Love seeing him involved with this site!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

weekly points league… if Robert doesn’t get IL’d today then I’d have to drop someone…
CJ Cron or O’neill ?

Thanks again.

leon
leon
1 year ago

clint frazier or emmanuel clase. dynasty 16 man. thanks

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Hello Grey,

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS 3 OF Daily Redraft

I only roster 1 bench bat who only starts when one of my regulars team has the day off or is given a rest day. I always carry a bench bat with multiple position eligibility.

Yermin is my starter C. I also need some legs.

Please rank the following ROS:

Varsho C-OF
Rojas 2B-SS-OF
Cronenworth 1B-2B- SS
Moore 2B-OF
Nico 2B-SS

Thanks

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Freshly activated Christian Walker for the week (3 @MIA 3 @NYM) over slumping Muncy (3 @LAA 3 @ CHC)?

Thanks.

chris pierce
chris pierce
1 year ago

Grey, streamnator like maeda. Texas and @detriot? You trust him?

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

Someone dropped Hiura in my 12 team mixed league. Feels like a no brainer to pick him up despite having McMahon, Hampson, and France. I could drop Nico Hoerner (whom I just picked up) or one of my pitchers (Boyd, Manaea, Eovaldi).

Who do you suggest I drop and what is your confidence level in Hiura rebounding? His hitting metrics are miserable (including a 55% contact rate, 38% swinging + called strike %) and he’s being benched from Wong. But he’s still hitting it hard (14% soft %), and increased his line drive rate at the expense of ground balls.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Mark
1 year ago

Just realized a lot of others are asking about Hiura as well.

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Worried about Springer missing more time? They say its just fatigue in his legs. I’d hate to sit him another week only to see more 2-bomber days from him.

Its either sit Springer, Kyle Lewis, or Teoscar.