I don’t know how Kutter Crawford‘s parents immediately knew he was going to be a pitcher, but there’s no other way to explain him being named Kutter. Unless they promised the doctor to name the baby after him, and they failed to get his name, but it was a Cesarean. Any hoo! Since Nathan Eovaldi hit the IL with back inflammation — I prefer Nathan’s hot dogs vs. Nathan’s hot back — and Whitlock hit the IL, Kutter Crawford (5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.74) could be in the rotation for the foreseeable future. Crawford had elbow issues for most of his professional career, which accounts for his low inning totals in the minors. His velocity touches 95 with two breaking pitches and appears to be an up-and-down arm, that would stick if he commands his pitches, which he seems unable to do, so he’s very risky. Guess he should be glad his parents didn’t name him, Intentionalwalk. Though, would’ve been nice if his folks just named him, Immaculateinning. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.52. Watched this game with a lot of slamticipation, but instead I saw maybe Ray’s best game of the year. That’s it, that’s what he needs, me watching! Will do, you tight-pantsed freak!

Mike Clevinger – Hit the Covid IL. Clevinger’s finding a way to limit his innings this year without limiting his innings.

Nick Martinez – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.74. This is mostly aimed at you, dear reader, but it could also be advice for the Padres. For this year, Nick Martinez is the same diff as Clevinger. Though, Streamonator hates Martinez’s next, and with good reason.

MacKenzie Gore – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.50. He got singled to death like a stripper in a bad Cinemax movie.

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.04 vs. 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.09. This matchup was billed as, “If ifs and buts were Ks and wins, both of these guys would be aces.”

Shane Baz – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER, as he was activated from the IL. Was pretty out on Baz after David Caruso found loose bodies in his elbow, but that was back in March, now we’re in June and he’s healthy. Prior to the surgery, I had him around a top 30 starter, and if I were reranking, I’d put him back around there now, i.e., I put no weight on one bad start right back from the IL. You might want to bench him until we see a good one, though.

Randy Arozarena – 1-for-3, 2 runs, and two steals (11, 12). I stand by what Grey Cruise is saying in this:

Jeffrey Springs – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.45. I think I now understand, “Hope Springs eternal.” He’s pitching well. This good? No, but absolutely good enough to roster in the shallowest of leagues — 9.1 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 3.28 xFIP.

Kevin Kiermaier – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (5),and multiple hits in the last three games. Could be a light schmotato.

Yasmani Grandal – Left Saturday’s game with a leg injury. Maybe the White Sox should, I don’t know, wild guess here, just speculation, not much more than thinking aloud, kinda stretch a little before games? Never seen a team that can’t jog to first without an injury.

Michael Kopech – Left the game with a knee injury, because, of course:  It’s the White Sox. White Sox might need to sacrifice something to the baseball gods to lift their curse…not sure what they have left to do that…can’t think of anyone…hmm…Maybe someone who rhymes with Pony Ma Gussa?

Jon Gray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.85. “Man, this Gray guy is awesome,” I say as I turn away from the mirror. But we push in and see, on the mirror was Jon Gray’s line from yesterday. The audiences are left to figure out their own meaning.

Eli White – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, but left after a collision with Charlie Culberson. White’s headed for x-rays on his wrist. Maybe this will quiet everyone who says baseball is fake.

Ezequiel Duran – 2-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Ezequiel is churning rookie nookie into nookie butter.

Eric Lauer – 5 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.36. The Regression Fairies are obsessed with Doja Cat TikTok challenges, and they will destroy your ratios.

Willy Adames – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .200. With Wong down, it’s nice to see signs of life from Willy.

Adam Duvall – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. If you take nothing else away from this post, Duvall is a hot schmotato. He could hit 15 homers in a month. Grab him now.

William Contreras – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer. He’s a top 10 catcher. Right now. So, if you play in a league of 12 teams or shallower, Contreras should be rostered.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. My expectations have lowered so dramatically, I will take 25 homers and a .250 average. Please. Just give me a bad year from Josh Bell.

Bryan Reynolds – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting near-.400 in the month of June. Early on it was Brr-yan; now it’s Br-yay. That was so bad, sorry you had to read it.

Rougned Odor – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. Anecdotally, it feels like Odor only homers on Saturday or Sunday, because, whenever I’m looking at weekly waivers for FAAB, Odor is enticing, then, immediately on Monday, I have regrets.

Ryan Mountcastle – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer. Fun fact! People at Ellis Island shortened his family name from MountcastlestarringOlivia ColmanandDavidTennant.

Anthony Santander – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Cool, I like him, but what I really want to know is do the O’s demote Adley Rutschman or hire Matt Wieters to be his hitting coach?

Michael A. Taylor– 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. His full middle name is Aschmotato.

Bobby Witt Jr. – 3-for-5, 2. runs, and his 8th homer. What’s truly cool is how Witt and Jul-Rod are both 3-hole hitters. I need a “sincere font” so it’s obvious, because everything I write sounds sarcastic.

Hunter Dozier – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .270. Four-hit day and a homer is almost an automatic hot schmotato alert, even against the O’s.

Edward Cabrera – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.45. I hate you, Regression Fairies.

Bryan De La Cruz – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. De La’s power is meany, meany, meany, meany — Say What?

Jeremy Pena – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (6). Big year for AL rookies, which has taken some shine off Pena, but he’s clearly been fantasy valuable, and him vs. Correa? Hasn’t been close.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. Funny, 12 is also when Altuve stopped growing.

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.94. At your draft, you were between two vets, Scherzer and deGrom. You should’ve been between Justin and Verlander.

Clayton Kershaw – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.12 as he was activated from the IL. Now the question is when will the Dodgers want to give Kershaw another month of rest? Right before the playoffs? Sometime in August? Extended All-Star break vacation?

Walker Buehler – Hit the IL, and won’t pick up a baseball for at least eight weeks, due to a strained elbow. Oh, that old chestnut. Pitching is such a mess. You should take a second and look at the top 20 starters on the Player Rater, and then think back on how everyone told you to grab a top starter. Literally same story every year. No one drafted in the top 20 starters does well. Next preseason, everyone will tell you to grab a top starter. Like clockwork. Every year.

Jakob Junis – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. June is not Jakob’s month.

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.18. The pitching version of Buxton. If Rodon stays on the field, he’ll be great. That “if” is the size of Babe, the blue ox.

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer. Feels like I’ve been waiting for 18 months for Carl’s Jr. Jr. to get hot.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.84. Wheeler is rolling now! See what I did there? How could you miss it?

Corey Knebel – Dealing with shoulder tightness. It happened when he saw a press clipping of old manager, Girardi. Damn, Joe, leave Knebel alone! This doesn’t sound good, but maybe not the end of Knebel. I grabbed Hand, which sounds like an alien trying to sing the Beatles, but Seranthony Hopkins Dominguez might also see saves.

Ranger Suarez – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.40. I’ve seen enough. He’s clearly a long-man throwing coins in a mall fountain, wishing he’s a starter.

Cal Quantrill – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38. Streamonator says he’s going from one of the best matchups (home vs. A’s) to one of the worst, and I agree. Me and the robot, simpatico.

Hunter Greene – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.10. That’s two straight solid starts from Greene, which is what he had before he was roughed up last time, so we will see. By the by, Hunter Greene’s got a nickname just sitting out there, waiting to be taken: Camo.

Graham Ashcraft – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.22. The Regression Fairies were running hot and fast on Sunday like they just watched a young Antonio Sabàto Jr.

Tommy Pham – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer. That homer was for all the people who email their whole fantasy league, saying they’re gonna quit the league if people don’t stop making awful trades.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. My great uncle willed me a piece of Chris Chambliss’s jersey, that he ripped from Chambliss’s body as he was circling the bases in the 1976 ALCS. I’ll show you, it’s over by that open window–NOOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Juan Yepez – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Yepez with a wake-up call to tell you he’s still in the majors.

Wade Miley – Returned to the IL with a shoulder strain. Has any pitcher successfully returned from a shoulder strain? *tumbleweeds roll past*

Seiya Suzuki – Shut down for five days. Seiya’s doctor has paused Suzuki’s rehab for now. He shares a doctor with Jonathan India.

Ian Happ – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 7th homer. As he circled the bases, he did so while shaving. Weird, not sure why.

Jordan Montgomery – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70. There was a Shane McClanahan sleeper; there was a Patrick Sandoval sleeper; there was a Jordan Montgomery sleeper; there was a Dylan Cease sleeper; there was a Sean Manaea sleeper; there was a Ranger Suarez sleeper–Okay, they weren’t all gems.

Kyle Higashioka – 3-for-5, 3 runs, and his 1st and 2nd homer. Whatever, we’ve all moved onto Jose Trevino, thank you very much.

Matt Carpenter – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 7 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. He’s been great, terrific, adjective. It is so freakin’ wild that the Yanks just shoved Carpenter right into their lineup, batting him fifth, and gave Andujar what, 250 ABs in the last four years? I mean, Carpenter’s working now like this is Extreme Home Makeover, but it doesn’t make it make sense.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer. Albombso!

Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.08. It wouldn’t have been the worst moves this year to only draft New York pitchers.

Jared Walsh – 1-for-4 and a cycle on Saturday. Jared Walsh hit a cycle; Christian Walker was a homer short of the cycle; Ian Happ was a double short of the cycle — you can’t tell me Rob Manfred hasn’t juiced the baseballs with cycles.

Ross Stripling – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.14. Not a bad Streamonator call for that two-start week! Thank you, robot, may I have another! *sees Brady Singer has a two-start week* Uhh…

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. That homer was just the icing on the Cake Batter.

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. He actually struck out on the pitch before but it wasn’t called. Bring on Rosey the Robot ump!

Christian Bethancourt – 2-for-4 and a slam (4) and legs (4), as he hit third. He homered on Saturday and has been tagging the ball, schmotato-style for a few days. This Bethancourt isn’t just a Real Housewife in custody.

Seth Brown – 1-for-3 and a slam (8) and legs (6). Between Seth and Bethancourt, gonna start calling them the Oakland Ath.

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Ralph
Ralph
19 days ago

What’s up Grey would you drop Bellinger for Harris II, E Duran or O Cruz? Thanks!

Bish
Bish
19 days ago

Grey,

in a points league, can you please rank these CL’s:

Clase, Pressly, Romano

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
20 days ago

these rotoworld guys are really getting bad, yesterday a note that “j.barlow allowed a HR to e.duran” (not possible they are on same team). now we got this relating to willi castro tonight: “The homer was Castro’s second of the season, but also, incredibly, the first hit by the Tigers in 2022″

i’m not making this stuff up:
https://www.nbcsportsedge.com/baseball/mlb/player/21343/willi-castro

the barlow one: https://www.nbcsportsedge.com/baseball/mlb/player/64932/joe-barlow

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
20 days ago

oh wow, i just got how utterly badly wrong that willi castro line was. it’s 2023. you obviously can’t hit 2022 HR’s now, DET had HR’s in 2022, and this was their 30th in 2023, they are by far the worst in HR’s 14 behind 29th place OAK (i don’t know if that includes today or not, probably does)

task force
task force
20 days ago

Ozzie out with a broken foot in OBP league who’s the best replacement:
Drury
Estrada
Espinal
Hernandez
Rodgers
Frazier

Thanks!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  task force
20 days ago

rodgers about to be at home tomorrow, so him for the next 6 days (2 home series’), then probably drury or espinal depending on matchups (if moves limits prevents daily streaming at 2B check the 7 day rater after rodgers’ last home game for those 2).

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
20 days ago

MATT OLSON IS SO BAD

mattdips
mattdips
20 days ago

Hey Grey, got two questions with a roster crunch in a ten teamer…

(1) to activate India, who’s the drop?
(2) what hitter would you drop for SP (Strider, Springs, Cobb, Javier, etc)? Usually don’t carry more than one batting bench in this format

C- Varsho
1B- Olson
2B- Morel
SS- Witt
3B- Devers
OF- Soto, Alvarez, SMarte, THernandez
UT- Goldy, Adames
BEN- Happ, Walker
IL- India, Lowe
SP- Cole, Burnes, Nola, Gilbert, Manaea, Anderson, Ashby

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
Reply to  mattdips
20 days ago

walker dropped for india. spelling out if that’s t.anderson or i.anderson might be useful. i’d bet money it’s t.anderson but not like a huge amount.

mattdips
mattdips

It is Tyler Anderson- you win! Lol

I think I agree on Walker he just keeps hitting hrs every time I think about dropping him as the last player on the roster

Hamporter
Hamporter
20 days ago

Serious question, do people that demand apologies on one or two of the hundreds or thousands of predictions or tidbits of free advice that you give out that they consider to be wrong apologize themselves when said player starts producing? Just curious and glad I held onto Tyler O’Neil! Thanks for the help!

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
Reply to  Hamporter
20 days ago

of course not, they pretend they said nothing when being giant assclowns and hope nobody has a memory. if called on it later pretend it didn’t happen. similar to politicians.

Ned Shneebly
Ned Shneebly
20 days ago

yoyo glizzy grey.

i’ve believed in ur luis urias hype from the getgo… but adam dump the vial is clearly bout to hit bombs everyday for a week. green light to drop our guy for duvall? i’ll hangup and listen thx.

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
20 days ago

hehe, c.rock’s worse with player names than you grey, he’s at the STL game right now and had some short interview with an announcer, mentioned being an STL fan but also the mess, name dropped “s.martle” as being on the mess. harkens back to when dusty ran WAS and once in like a 2-3 week window referred to b.harper as “royce” 3 times.

eballs
eballs
20 days ago

Which Braves Catcher do you want?

A. Le Terminator
B. Will.I.am
C. They’re both good so either
D. They will eat into each others playing time so neither

Dustin Klavon
Dustin Klavon
20 days ago

Dumb-rowski has been stealing a living for many years. Joins teams, annihilates their prospect pool, never builds a bullpen, refuses to elaborate, leaves or is fired. When you see how the Phillies have completely bungled Ranger Suarez as an asset, you see how this happens over and over.

Yes, I am maximally irritated as a Tigers fan who also has Suarez on a cheap contract in my NL only, why do you ask?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
20 days ago

India back tomorrow! (it says here).

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  SteveNZ
20 days ago

Actually, tonight. The Reds activated him ahead of tonight’s game … Possible sonavabench!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
20 days ago

it sure appears CIN is just a mess at this stuff in general, like an hour ago aquino was listed as starting (got hurt yesterday) but suddenly he’s IR’d of course with about an hour to go till game starts. did they literally forget he had some injury from yesterday? do they just take players at their word without checking on that with i don’t know, say actual doctors/trainers? i get that teams often wait till last second to rule guys in or out that part i get, but it’s not common for a guy who got hurt the day earlier to be ruled as in till an hour till then changed to out (this happens more in hockey, but part of that is hockey’s got a LOT less info on injuries than say football/baseball, also in hockey the team practices are more hours apart from the starting game times, they’ll practice at like 10-12 for a game that’s at 7 pm etc, so there’s a bigger time range for a team to either just not know if a guy can play or not, so we end up seeing far more often “guy is likely in, then likely out, maybe back in, now out” etc)

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  SteveNZ
20 days ago

yeah, we all remember what happened last time, i’d not just insta drop somebody useful/healthy the minute he’s back. treat him like many do with pitchers off DL (see l.lynn today, baz a few days back). i’m sure none of his owners were happy to drop somebody useful, see somebody else add that player you dropped, only to have india do nothing and you’re back to having to grab somebody worse than who you dropped 2-8 or so days later when they realize “oh wow he’s still hurt eh”. based on last time probably not a bad idea on any CIN player that comes back from DL later too (naquin for those of us in deep enough spots)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  The Harrow
20 days ago

Please don’t spoil my fun.

Crock
Crock
20 days ago

Jazz/Nestor too much for Bo?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
20 days ago

Welcome back, Lance!

Michael B
Michael B
20 days ago

Some decent guys available, but I’m not sure if anyone in roster is worth cutting for them, ill go over my lineup and rotation and then the available for both

(10 team h2h categories redraft, save only, no ops obp etc)

My Lineup:
C: Alejandro Kirk
1b: Pete Alonso
2b: Whit Merrifield
3b: Manny Machado
Ss: Bo Bichett
2b/Ss: Willy Adames
1b/3b: Max Muncy
Of: Juan Soto, Luis Robert, Randy Arozarena, Tommy Edman, Julio Rodriguez
Utility: Jake Cronenworth
Bench: Luis Urias (DTD), Adolis Garcia
IL: Mitch Haniger

Available Players: Jake Burger, Patrick Wisdom, Adam Duvall, Andrew Vaughn, Andrew McCutchen, Santiago Espinal, Josh Naylor, Andres Gimenez, Josh Rojas, Nolan Gorman, Juan Yepez, Bryson Scott, Lane Thomas, Ezequiel Duran, Jose Miranda, Gavin Lux, Trent Grisham, Brandon Marsh.

Keep in mind that I’m not asking for a hitter to drop for a hitter or pitcher for pitcher exclusively, id be open to any changes you recommend.

Here are my pitchers
Sp: Jose Berrios, Tyler Mahl, Tarik Skubal, Cristian Javier, Framber Valdez, Alex Wood, Shane Baz, Tylor Megill
RP: Emmanuel Clase, David Bednar, Camilo Doval
IL: Joe Ryan

And finally,
Available Sp/Rp: German Marquez, Ranger Suarez, Jon Gray, Ryan Helsley, Tanner Houck, Kyle Hendricks, Yusei Kikuchi, Corey Kluber, Edward Cabrera, Chris Flexen, Aaron Ashby, Dany Jimenez, George Kirby, Jhoan Duran, Paul Sewald, Tanner Rainey, Zach Eflin, Roansy Contreras, Diego Castillo, Jason Adam, Zack Thompson.

Id appreciate you letting me know any recommendations you’d have and any players you think would help any of my teams needs

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
20 days ago

Thanks Grey! I wrote a lot there and didn’t know if it would be a chore to read through it but i appreciate and agree with your answers.

bossmanjunior
bossmanjunior
20 days ago

Holds +Saves league

Current relievers: Bednar, Knebel, Seranthony D, Poche, Yimi Garcia

Drop any for these waiver options: Scott, Cimber, D Santana, Rainey

Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
20 days ago

Do you prefer Melendez or Bethancourt ROS in an OPS league?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
20 days ago

Where the Berti Bros at? Not a single mention today in all the comments. Ultimate SAGNOF. Getting on base and stealing every chance he has. He’s eligible everywhere. More pop than straw etc.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
20 days ago

yeah based on how much he’s stealing now it sure looks like he wasn’t healthy the last few years. that or worried about “if i get caught my playing time will dry up” (which it often did anyway).

thekid2004
thekid2004
20 days ago

Castellanos was the highlight in your sell column last week. Who wins this trade in a 12 tm OBP/QS league?
Gausman for Castellanos

Could replace Casto with G Cooper/Vaughn/ L Thomas as WW pick ups

Casto’s stat cast numbers are meh & his 2nd half of last few seasons don’t show rebound promise. Gave up on B Reynolds too quickly (maybe) & don’t want to make the same mistake w/ Casto given I’m trading an everyday player in a hitters lineup for a top tier SP.

Thoughts?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
20 days ago

Starting JoJo Gray vs AtL (Anderson) and vs PHI (Nola)?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
20 days ago

Garver or Raleigh?

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
20 days ago

Which side in roto league ROS – Witt or Matt Olson?

frenchie
frenchie
20 days ago

drop rasmussen for jon gray?

frenchie
frenchie
20 days ago

lane, voit, wisdom, rojas, pham or cruz

toneDEAF
toneDEAF
20 days ago

12 team H2H pts
Are we done with Rasmussen now? Just a streamer?
Thoughts on Taijuan? Or just a streamer?

Thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
20 days ago

Strasburg going back on the IL. Shocking.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
20 days ago

At least he made a guest appearance. It would be nice if we got proof of life on India

Last edited 20 days ago by toolshed
toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
20 days ago

Not sure if this is authentic…

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The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  toolshed
20 days ago

everybody that owned stressbird would’ve been better off if he didn’t, he went 4.66 with 5 ER and 2.14 whip, was that since he wasn’t healthy when the game started, yeah probably so but can anybody even remember at all the last time he say had 2 good starts in a row.

200 Proof
200 Proof
20 days ago

Hey Grey, great as always!

Bethancourt, Grandal, Heim or Murphy ROS?

Thanks!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
20 days ago

Good afternoon Grey!

Santander going on the restricted list until the weekend has jammed me up, 10 team H2H OBP and QS redraft weekly league with two remaining adds for this week, so I need to figure out what to do with my remaining bullets. If I use both of these moves, if Vinnie P. gets called up this week I would probably be SOL. My options for these two moves.

Mitch Garver went down with Covid and no word how long he’s going to be out. Replacement options to start include Heim, Bethancourt, Sanchez

If I wanted to drop Santander for a replacement starter who will play more games this week, my options include Lane Thomas, Voit, Hays, Nate Lowe.

Last, if I wanted to bench Lynn (2 start against Detroit and Houston) or Sandoval (@SEA), I could drop Trev Rogers for Wood (2 start KC and Pitt).

Given the above, how would you prioritize the use of the 2 adds I have left and who do you like as a replacements if I replace Garver or Santander in my lineup?

Sorry if this is convoluted, my decision tree grew another branch once the Santander news just came through.

Thanks as always!!!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  Grey
20 days ago

Thanks! Oscar Gonzalez is also available, 3 in Coors and then 3 @LAD. Has been slightly hotter than Lane over the past week but Lane has 8 games on the docket. Robot likes Gonzo, but what say you, human Fantasy Master?

Eddie
Eddie
20 days ago

Master I’m in predicament.
10 team league. Stats are runs home runs RBi avg Steals Strikeouts OPS

1b – Vaughn
2b thairo Estrada
3b – Jose Ramirez
SS Bobby wit
iF- cronenworth
Of – Robert
Of- O’Neill
Of- adolis Garcia
Util- bader
Util- Hunter renfroe

Would you drop any of these guys for these free agents

Lane Thomas Jeremy pena Riley greene
Kyle farmer Jesus Sanchez a.santander
Marcella ozuna Gavin lux

Also would you drop Rasmussen for strider

Stats are wins saves era whip k/bb QS k/9

Thanks master

herschel
herschel
20 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto. with santander going on the restricted list, need to start two of these guys:

ketel – 3 vs cin, 3 vs min
ward – 2 @ lad, 5 @ sea (assuming he comes off the IL on tuesday)
walsh – 2 @ lad, 5 @ sea

thanks!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
20 days ago

Grey, your shoulder strain comment on Miley brought Jack Flaherty to mind. You were wary pre-season, but wondering if the time off and rehab has done anything to change your mind. Would you trade Seiya for Flaherty straight up?

Chico Escuela
Chico Escuela
20 days ago

Would you drop Ashby for any of these guys, or hold?
Morton, JoMo, Ashcraft, Gallen, Quantrill

Chico Escuela
Chico Escuela
Reply to  Chico Escuela
20 days ago

or Sandoval

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
20 days ago

Hey Grey ! Sorry I’m late to the party enjoyed the writeup as always.

Quick question, was offered Harper for my Schwarber, Ward and Holmes.

Already have two closers in Raisel and Clase while I could use the average, HR and RBI.

It looks good to me, only thing holding me back is Harper’s elbow.

Would you accept it ?

Thanks

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Reply to  Grey
20 days ago

It’s a 12 team mixer, so I guess medium shallow ?

Think I’m going to take it

sal
sal
20 days ago

better end of the deal.. lindor and gonsolin for acuna

Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  sal
20 days ago

Not even close. Acuna

Earl
Earl
20 days ago

Can only stash so many batters in RCL leagues. Which 2 of say following would you stash now:
Riley Greene
Vinnie Pasquinto
Kirlikoff
ONeill Cruz

Or do I sort of have correct order above??

Earl
Earl
20 days ago

cmon Riley Greene and Vinnie Pasquinto, I need these guys to come up soon and save my teams from languishing near middle of pack or even bottom in some cases (not that I am desperate or anything)!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
20 days ago

I picked up Duvall. Apologies in advance.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
20 days ago

I dropped him as soon as yesterday’s game started. So, I got the 2 home runs, but seems unlikely that he won’t stay hot now.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
20 days ago

I almost went with the Oscar fellow on the Guardians ans the Tron LOVES him this week, but saw Duvall there and thought what’s the worst that can happen? Apart from him going 0-24 this week, that is…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
20 days ago

Another possible scenario is that he hits another couple today when I don’t have him and THEN goes cold.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
20 days ago

There’s one!

Earl
Earl
20 days ago

did you say that ok to move away from Aaron Ashby now??

How about Tyler Anderson and Miles Mikolas?

It is rough go of it for starters these days. One minute pitch like aces and then like they should not be started. Yikes!

Thanks

theperfectpitch
theperfectpitch
21 days ago

Shallow league – standard 5×5

Lost catcher ( Stephenson ) – looking 4 best replacement?

also: sev Potential closers? 

Avail:
C’s:
Melendez
Wm Contreras
k. Ruiz
g. Sanchez
Moreno
Garver 

Rp’s
Houck
Hand
Poche
D williams
T Scott
S Dominguez
D Castillo
R Montero 
Giles

Could you please give me your thoughts on best 2 options for each ? 

Thinking I should drop : 
1. Jhoan Duran ( not closing anymore ?) for guy above ? 
2. L Urias / or McKenzie ? For catcher spot?

Ty as always 

Team Below :

C
1 Freeman
2 Chisholm
3 Devers
Ss Bichette
Mi Rodgers
Ci Alonso
Of Acuna
Of Robert
Of Mountcastle
Of Schwarber
Of Blackmon
U Renfroe
Bn L. Urias ( dtd ) 
Bn O Cruz
Dl India
Dl B Lowe
Dl Haniger
Dl Stephenson

Sp Ray
Sp Mcclanahan
Sp Baz
Sp Sandoval
Sp McKenzie
Sp Ryan ( o )
Rp Clase
RP Kimbrel
Rp K Rob
Rp Duran
Bn Sewald
Sp R Contreras
Dl Cobb

Will
Will
21 days ago

You think Taijuan can avoid the 2nd half slump he had last season? His numbers so far are pretty darn good and he’s available in our league. Would you drop Clevinger or Stroman for T Walker?

buddens126
buddens126
21 days ago

A. Matin Perez
B. Rowdy Tellez
Which side?

I currently have rowdy vaughn and naylor for first. My staff consists of ray, cease, mclanahan, ashby, rasmussen, blackburn, kirby, pivetta, houck

IL cobb peralta heaney disco

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
21 days ago

Hey Grey,

Interesting trade offer in 6×6 OPS, QS 2-man keeper league. I give $15 Sandy for $24 Teoscar. Thoughts?

zombie
zombie
21 days ago

Considering stashing Kirilloff; hoping that his close to .400 avg. with power may finally translate past AAA. Would you drop J. Turner as he sits on our benches waiting for him to come around? Looked it up. Here’s Turner numbers. 31 rbi’s in that offense. Despite the putrid .213 avg. So he’s still, sort of, producing. He’s also 37 years of age. That red beard’s novelty may have run it’s course. Other options to drop to facilitate a stash are Harris II (not 37 years old. but maybe rostered a year early for a redraft?) or C. Walker (yo-yo’ing on our league’s waiver wire). OR, just keep the three options and let Kirilloff struggle in the majors again on someone else’s team? Or drop one of the 3 options? Thanks. Monday recaps are the bestest.

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Thanks! Have a terrific Flag Day tomorrow.

ichirosan
ichirosan
21 days ago

Hi Grey,

while I fully agree about not drafting Top SP, I have my back against the wall in my 16 man dynasty league. I already had DeGrom, Flaherty, McCullers, Stroman and Cobb in the IL, and now I’ve lost Buehler too. I got offered Eloy for Buehler and a top pick (usually a first year prospect); should I take it, since I’m contending? Wait to see how Eloy returns?

Thanks in advance

Al KOHOLIC
21 days ago

Oniel Cruz is just a few days from his service time requirements is he a must add in a keeper

Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Thanks Boss

John
John
21 days ago

Drop one: bader, lane thomas, gimenez

Steve
Steve
21 days ago

Out of the blue, Trout owner sends me this proposal ~ Trout & Correa for my L Robert & Story. Am I missing something?

Any thoughts much appreciated

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Steve
21 days ago

Drugs,but the guy that proposed that deal can throw some in.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  hondo
21 days ago

I’ll request some in a counter proposal… psychedelics

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Thank you, good sir

J C
J C
21 days ago

Gimenez or Pham?

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
21 days ago

Good afternoon!

1) Juan Yepez or Kyle Lewis?

2) Michael Wacha or Anthony DeSclafani?

Thank you!

John
John
21 days ago

Drop Jorge soler to pick up carpenter, Pham, Santander, voit or Cruz?

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  John
20 days ago

not if you care about the next 3 days on santander. canada/corona victim.

scoboticus
scoboticus
21 days ago

Drop Morel or Naylor for LouGJr in a keeper?

Contender
Contender
21 days ago

Great stuff as always Grey.

I am facing a roster crunch when Taylor Ward returns from IL – good problem to have I suppose. I have been trying to move an extra hitter in trade but no luck. I suspect no one in this 5×5 redraft league wants to help me since I am in first. 

If my hand is forced which to drop Adolis, Rowdy or Joc? I am assuming Joc but damn he has provided good value (also Rowdy 1B eligibility slightly more useful to my roster)

Alternatively I could drop a pitcher but it seems wasteful to sacrifice pitch starts or Saves to have an extra hitter on my bench who may only get in twice a week.

Other question – when I bring Tim Anderson off of IL next week I will drop Baez and keep Drury. Sound sane to you?

Contender
Contender
Reply to  Contender
21 days ago

Thanks. Keep Baez and drop Drury?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
21 days ago

Keeper league Grey

Would you move Buehler for Rodin and Kershaw. Would not keep Kershaw likely he would be for this year

15 team keep 11

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Nightpandas
21 days ago

Rodon

PDX Express
PDX Express
21 days ago

Manager commentary:
– Mariners and Royals know that Witt and Rodriguez are superstars and want/need them to be superstars in performance as soon as possible – so they trot them out every day, slumps be damned. (It’s hard to remember, and fantasy categories distort our view of real baseball – but especially the first month, both those guys were not particularly good hitters. Now they’re both hitting third and killing it).

– Houston is a good team – they put Peña in and have left him there, rookie year. Heck, they still hit Tucker 6 or 7, but they have great other options. They see talent and play it.

– Cardinals – ONeill, Carlson – they’re gonna play through slumps, cause they’re going to be really good real life baseball players. Yepez, Gorman, Edman last year – they get looong shots.

– Toronto? Kirk – he plays almost every day, hits 5th, OBP over .400 all year but only just started hitting homers. Last year, us fantasyballers (your mom’s term) were worried, but the Jays knew. Heck, they keep playing Biggio every day now.

– Contrast – LaRussa, Maddon, Girardi.
– Vaughn has been obviously one of the White Sox best hitters, but he’s been jerked around all last year and this year, on super injured under-performing teams. He’s only just now settled into the 2-spot, but I have a feeling that’s cause LaRussa is on hot seat.
– Marsh and Adell – w/ Ward/Trout injuries, they could have been playing nearly every day, but they’ve been jerked around. Mayfield? Lagares? That other guy? Shohei makes flexibility harder, but still. Marsh is now hitting lead-off, coincidentally right after Maddon is out. Imagine how good Marsh, Trout, Ward, Shohei, Rendon, Walsh, Stassi, is, w/ Adell filling in 4-5 days a week. (Also, Marsh should be playing CF, but Trout wants to win less games, instead of becoming late career Ted Williams, which he totally should do).
– Even Bryson Stott, probably no superstar, and likely Bohm, are going to be better, faster, by simply playing almost every day.
– Tork is probably another good example – out there every day – the Tigers we’re playing for next year from day 1.
– Rockies? Woof. Dahl, Hilliard, Hampson, Rodgers, McMahon – how many confidences have they shattered? So they could be 4th instead of 5th in the NL West each year? Gross.

Prospects don’t always turn out good – but the elite ones who get jerked around early are suddenly less elite – coincidence?

Sorry for the real baseball missive.

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  PDX Express
21 days ago

Also, is EverywhereBlair on vacation? I miss that guy!

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Thanks!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  PDX Express
20 days ago

pretty sure dahl’s issue wasn’t getting jerked around for playing time. his body is a mess (even at young age). hilliard spent years being jerked around, but in the last 2+ hasn’t done anything even when he got it.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
21 days ago

Hey Grey,

16 team H2H weekly points league

Someone wants either one of my Jeffrey Springs or Spencer Strider…. He’s willing to give me either Patrick Sandoval or Tylor Megill.
What is my best option there?
Thanks again

Chicitysox23
Chicitysox23
21 days ago

Start Josiah Gray vs ATL tonight?

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
21 days ago

12 team H2H auction redraft league – 6×6: Runs, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS and K’s, QS, ERA, WHIP, SVHD, K/9

-Yu Darvish, Jordan Romano, Ryan Helsley for Kevin Gausman and Jared Walsh.

Which side? Is it close?

Thanks!

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
21 days ago

My Luis Garcia (WSH) OPS
His Robbie Ray Cats:K/9. QS

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
21 days ago

Great weekend roundup Grey!

Weird update about Liam Hendriks from LaRussa. You starting him this week or looking for other options?

Thanks!
LG

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
21 days ago

Hi Grey,

Thought that is was time to waive Freddy Piralto? Do you agree? What are your thoughts about Alex Faedo of the Tigers. Would you take him or wait for a better pitcher to be available?

Thanks!

Bish
Bish
21 days ago

Grey,

I need a SP for the next couple of weeks. Can you rate these guys based on their next three starts?

P.Lopez @Phi; COLO; NYM
Severino TB; @TB; HOU
Strider @Wash; SF; LAD

aardvark
aardvark
21 days ago

Who do you prefer out of Votto, Lourdes and Mt. Castle? No specific need

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
21 days ago

Hello Grey,
Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

So I have Rizzo, Walker and Votto in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League, and I am looking to start 2 of them this week as my 1B and UTIL. Without knowing their opponents (and the each have 6 games), who are you starting?

I have had Rizzo and Walker starting for a few weeks now), but wondering if Votto should get worked in.

Thanks much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Yankee My Wanky!
21 days ago

And if you would be so kind, checking on the sanity of 2 moves I made yesterday in same league.

Dropped L. Urias (I think I know what you will say there) for Espinal

Dropped Rasmussen for Strider

I won’t say my team is in desperation mode, but it’s close. Hovering around 6th and not very consistent. I could probably add one or both back when they come off waivers if needed, but wanted to check sanity. Give it to me straight – no chaser.

And pretty sure I am not going anywhere in either of my leagues, but oh well.

Thanks again Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Figured as much. I’ll get on it – at least in our free move league – hehe.

Thanks again Grey.

Dave
Dave
21 days ago

Grey
Have to drop one.
Who do I drop? Kirby or Strider?

Dave
Dave
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Thank you

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
21 days ago

What’s good Grey? Hope you had a good weekend.

Unfortunately as a Mariner fan, watched the entire 3-game Boston series. Houck looks pretty comfortable as the closer. Think he’s going to run with that spot.

While waiting for Eloy to be activated was thinking of rostering Duvall. Is he a better option than Brandon Marsh or Mark Canha in a 12-team OBP league?

Happy Monday.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Thank you.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
21 days ago

Who is my 4th starter this week: Javier @ TEX or Martin Perez @ DET? It seems it should be Javier, but he’s kicked me twice in a row. At least Perez has pitched well (except for his last start). Thanks!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Jason Murray
20 days ago

DET is also a worse offense than TEX. i’m not in any leagues where these 2 are streamable, but if they are no worries on somebody else sucking up javier.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
21 days ago

Hi Grey,

Always welcome and appreciate your help

  1. Want to move off Mitch Garver as a backup catcher to Will Smith. The following catchers are available. Who would you pick?

Christian Bethancount
Gary Sanchez
Jonathan Heim

2.Patrick Wisdom seems to be in a slump. Would you move off him and get Santiago Espiral of Toronto or Gio Urshela of Minn?

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Thank you!

Cubby
Cubby
21 days ago

Had a weekend where everyone that I benched went off and everyone that I started struggled. Good times.

A) What are your thoughts on Sandoval going forward? In a points league where efficiency matters, his k-bb is off this year and his k rate is very low compared to career minor league track record. He’s been underwhelming and shaky. Is this who he is? Or is he good enough to rebound/adjust? I’m having problems evaluating him.

B) Whitlock is so much better in the bullpen. With Sale returning soon, would t it make sense to stick Whitlock back as a reliever?

C) Is Pablo Lopez an auto-start or matchup related? He’s struggled a ton lately.

Cubby
Cubby
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

It’s the WHIP and the 4.33 BB/9 that’s been hard for me. But maybe that’s just who he is?

herschel
herschel
21 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto, also need to start two of these guys. who ya like?

kirby – vs laa
ray – vs laa
framber – vs cws
javier – @ tex, vs cws

thanks!

herschel
herschel