(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY YESTERDAY ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $5/MONTH.)

Hey, welcome back, Buy/Sell Column! “It’s good to be back. I haven’t been this anxious for something to happen since I was screaming for sixteen straight weeks for people to pick up Ty Wigginton.”  Yeah, wasn’t Ty Wigginton already retired, and you were still screaming about it. “I’ve made a lot of other good calls in the past.” Right, right. Like…*The Buy/Sell Column and I think for a good ten minutes about a good call it made* Maybe we should scroll through some of your old posts. “Yeah, good idea.” Hey, in the 1st Buy/Sell last year you told people to pick up Pete Alonso! “I am the best of all-time!” Yeah, then you followed that with a Clint Frazier Buy. “We don’t have to keep recalling past calls.” Fair, fair. So, who’s the number one guy I’m trying to get this week? Kyle Lewis makes me so horny! Last year in 18 games, he hit 6 homers and .268 with the M’s, and has always shown big-time power. I know, I know, I KNOW! His Double-A power numbers (11 HRs in 122 games) are confusing, but that park is one of the worst hitters’ parks in the minors, and his raw power grades out as some of the best you’ll find. I already gave you a Kyle Lewis sleeper during the shutdown, but I’m going to keep pushing the Kyle Lewis narrative until everyone gets him. He has what it takes to be a top 50 overall player in a 60-game season. As good as Pete Alonso? *the Buy/Sell Column and I look at each other* Simultaneously, “Let’s not be crazy.” All I know is Kyle Lewis is more than just what you hear when Forrest Gump says Carl Lewis. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Francisco Mejia – If you need a refresher, open your mouth, I’m about to spray some knowledge into your mouth. “Buys” need to be under 50% rostered at ESPN. Why ESPN? Because old habits yadda, and I don’t feel like searching ownership numbers at other sites. Sells are rostered in over 50% of leagues, and should traded away or dropped if it’s past your trade deadline. Don’t say, “Hey, Grey, you’re handsome and some shizz, but should I drop Gary Sanchez for Mejia?” That’s not how this works. These are waiver wire pickups. As for Mejia, writing’s on the wall that the Padres are moving on from Hedges and going Mejia, saying this week, “Hedges sucks, why are we starting him?” I’m paraphrasing.

Joey Bart – Already gave you my Joey Bart sleeper from during the shutdown. If he doesn’t start the year with the Giants, it’s a service time thing, and could be all-systems-a-go ten days into the season.

Evan White – One word of wise about these M’s hitters who are absolutely dominating Summer Camp:

Renato Nunez – Like anyone who has worn contact lenses, I’m a big fan of Re-Nu. (Hehe, worst joke ever!)

Nick Madrigal – Can’t believe he’s rostered in less than 50% of leagues. Even if the White Sox do something dumb and hold Madrigal down for a week to delay his service time (which, honestly, might not be that dumb), Madrigal will be up quick-fast. Also, here’s my Nick Madrigal sleeper from during shutdown.

Hanser Alberto – Apparently, I am horny for O’s hitters. See what I said about Evan White, and multiple that by five for how shizzy with shizzmarks the O’s pitching they’re facing in the Summer Camp. Hanser batting leadoff, though, could move up his fantasy value, and he’s a much cheaper Arraez. Call him Arraez con Cheapo. (My mastery of the Spanish language is truly incredible.)

Jon Berti – This might be wishful thinking, because I want Berti to have a job so bad, due to his SAGNOF-potential, but he might be on outside looking in. Guess when they lost Starling, Berti had no chance, or am I just loosely remembering Mad Men?

Travis Shaw – Hehe. I don’t need to say more, right?

Carter Kieboom – He’s in the lineup, unlike some rookies where you’re taking arthritis medicine, due to crossing your fingers so hard. If I were the Nats, I’d strongly considering moving Kieboom to the top of the order too; Treat Urner to the two-hole, and let Eaton starve, ironically.

Hunter Renfroe – I know we’ve been burned by Cash before (down with capitalism!) with his constant platoons, but who are the Rays starting in place of Renfroe? Manuel Margot? Not that San Diego shizz again! Margot replaces Kiermaier, if anyone. Renfroe is the kind of guy who could lead the majors in homers in 60 games.

David Peralta – Want goofy cherrypicking? Great! In Peralta’s last full season (2018), he hit 10 homers in August and .361. He’s an MVP candidate this year if he does that.

Austin Hays – Has power and speed, and should see everyday at-bats, since the Orioles’ chances have already flew the coup. Orioles fly right? They’re not like ostriches, are they? How is an ostrich even a bird? If an ostrich is a bird, I’m a bird. Yo, I’m a bird!

Raimel Tapia – According to Rockies’ beat writers, who usually are never right (optimistic!), Hilliard was passed by Tapia on the depth charts, and he’s the new smoke show with swing improvements dating back to March. Wait, it’s not still March? Hmm, I should change my underwear.

Edward Olivares – Just went over him this morning. Use your scrolly finger, and have at it.

Teoscar Hernandez – …and the Teoscar for Supporting Player Who I Want On My Fantasy Team goes to…Teoscar!  Announcer voice, “This is Teoscar’s first Teoscar after being nominated previously for Fast & Furious 12: Get A Vroom.” Also, here’s my Teoscar Hernandez sleeper from during the shutdown.

Nate Pearson – He’s a…*pinkie to mouth* Pearson of interest! Also, here’s my Nate Pearson sleeper from during the shutdown.

Rich Hill – Since Streamonator isn’t quite ready with all the guys going on Re-Opening Day next week (though, it will soon), I’m throwing Hill out here as a guy who could be great for 40 IP this year, and, since most pitchers will only throw 60 IP at most, well, 40 innings is like Nolan Ryan throwing 300+.

Zack Britton – With Aroldis out, Britton should take over his spot. Damn, those colonists!

Kyle Crick – With Keone Kela hitting the IL with undisclosed reasons (that’s been going around), Crick stands to act as the Pirates’ closer for at least the re-opening. Crick is also one of the few players who will have a cheering section in the fan-less stadiums.

Ryan HelsleyJordan Hicks opted out, Gallegos opted in but should’ve opted out, and–bah gawd, that’s Helsley’s music!

SELL

Jesus Luzardo – This isn’t even about Covid or him starting the season possibly late. Hopefully, he starts the year on time to up his price. I just think he’s overrated right now in people’s minds. Luzardo will not be pushed hard to throw fifty-billion innings in 60 games.

Joey Gallo – Admittedly, I’m lower in my rankings on Gallo than most, so this might be confirmation bias, but this year is cuckoo-bizzonkers. Dudes and five non-dudes, I’m talking about social distancing and it’s not because I’m just anti-social! We’re having black swan events every week like playing Wheel of Fortune with the devil. More like Pat Sajackal! So, Gallo wasn’t good last year because of an injury and says he’s fine. He could be the type to hit 30 homers in 60 games, and this Sell might bite me in the ass (which doesn’t sound like a bad thing — rawr!). I just don’t want any part of a guy who could hit .180 in two months and might be crazy rusty. Not saying to sell Joey Gallo for a sat-on Domino’s cheeseburger pizza, but I’d go to the fantasy baseball trade analyzer and explore options.

 
  1. Primetime says:
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    It’s happening. The first Buy of the season..

    Awesome news Grey.

    Looking forward to the morning and Friday columns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Me too!

  2. TC says:
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    Would you trade L. Gurriel to get back Kelenic in a keeper league? I’m definitely have a contending team for this year and know Kelenic probably doesn’t play this year, but is it worth for next year and beyond? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can you cover without Gurriel this year? If so, I would do it

      • TC says:
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        I can, unless Trout opts out, that’ll make it trickier. Although if Trout opts out, I’m somewhat screwed anyway…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, then do it

  3. Jr says:
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    Baseball is back! Thank you for posting consistently throughout this craziness.

    Where would you put Lewis in your of rankings? He worth a flier over Riley or Aquino? 10team h2h dynasty league with obp, slg as additional categories, no avg…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem!

      Lewis over Aquino but not over Riley

      • joeurso1 says:
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        Hilliard or Riley?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Riley

          • joeurso1 says:
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            Now I see Puig back out. More opportunity for Riley.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Riley was prolly secure anyway, but it helps him

      • Jr says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  4. Coolwhip

    Coolwhip says:
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    1. Berti could play five or six times a week as the Marlins’ super-utility player during the compacted schedule, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Berti is preparing to play just about anywhere. “We have three weeks [to Opening Day],” Berti said Monday. “Kind of every other day, pick an infield spot for one day, and the next day pick an outfield spot. Just work on that for the time being until we’re comfortable with where our legs are at.” ;-) sounds pretty positive to me.

    2. Kieboom! Grey used irony correctly! *cheers*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Love it!

      2. Haha

  5. NUX says:
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    Yea I like Berti to get some PT early, score some of that sweet, sweet SAGNOF nectar.

    But we’re talkin’ about the wrong bird today.

    Zack Burdi! Gimme gimme!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, hey, Burdi, Burdi

  6. Play Ball says:
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    ATC projections

    Player A – 190 At-bats / 13 HR / 28 R / 31 RBI / .242

    Player B – 229 At-bats / 14 HR / 31 R / 37 RBI / .255

    Player A is Sano who sits in the most powerful lineup in baseball. Player B is Olson who’s in a good lineup, but may be affected by parks than Sano. Also, if Sano has the same number of projected At-bats – and should in that lineup – he would have 15-16 HR / 35 R / 37 RBI and 1B/3B eligibility. I’m just trying to make myself feel good by trading away Olson for another piece because I have Belli at 1B and picked up Sano as a FA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t hate it depending on who you got for Olson

  7. David Maher says:
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    Kyle Lewis or Joey Gall0?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo

  8. Cram It says:
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    Nick Madrigal ain’t go sh*t on Jake Fraley.

    • Cram It says:
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      *got.

      Man, I can’t even talk smack accurately.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        G*t

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  9. William Hung says:
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    Puig down with the rona

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And not signing bc of it

      • Will says:
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        Seems odd that Atlanta would back out like that. Freddit Freeman is back after missing 13 days as it Touki Toussant who also missed 13 days. Given that we’re still 7 days away from the season starting, Puig could have only missed a handful of games. He says he’s asymptomatic so might have only missed a few days. Really surprises me that the Braves walked away. Makes me think there’s more to this story.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, maybe they think they can work out another deal when he’s better

      • Fred says:
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        Drop Ian Happ for Teo?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  10. Sandman says:
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    Grey!

    Some return to normalcy here. I’m a front line worker in NYC working at a VA hospital, and these last few months have not been easy. Reading your posts are such a breath of fresh air.

    I’m in a 10 team roto , 5×5 category, 26 roster spots (260 total). My draft is Tuesday and I have number one overall pick. When are you reaching for your first SP? I was thinking rounds 4 or 5? Thank you for everything that you do. Wishing you and your family well.

    Best,
    Josh-NYC / Sandman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Appreciate you! Be well and safe!

      Round 4-5 works for me…Around Giolito area

  11. swaggerjackers says:
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    Welcome back all you Buy Sexuals!

    Did I just make a weird and lame dad joke? Sorry.

    Weekly lock OBP league: Lewis over Domingo or sit tight for week 1?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, no that was a wonderful dad joke

      Nah, Domingo

  12. Colin Robinson says:
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    I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I now that I think about it I never even got to my question. When catchers are always bending down and throwing the baseball back to the pitcher and sometimes to the second basemen or short stop depending on who is covering second base which usually depends on the handedness of the batter unless of course the batter often hits the baseball “the other way” on the ground and sometimes the second basemen will open his mouth behind his glove to hide his mouth openness or closedness from the batter and the first basecoach and the third basecoach and all of the bench of the other team also. Here are my earlier thoughts as well to review. I was thinking about dropping my catchers when they go to San Francisco and maybe picking up catchers when they go to Denver Colorado. My aunt was supposed to be going on a trip to Denver Colorado but instead she ended up going to San Diego California. It rained for two days straight which I’m told is rare for San Diego California because it doesn’t rain that often in Southern California and when it does it often floods. The flooding causes the soil to erode and the combination of eroded soil and freshwater rain end up flowing to the ocean instead of hydrating the soil because after all much of Southern California is desert and without the creation of the artificial Los Angeles river there would not be any water. The water in Los Angeles actually starts off as snow in the mountains and my aunt ended up not staying at the zoo as long as she would have otherwise liked to due to the rain but if she was being honest she would not have stayed long enough to feed the giraffes anyway due to her stomach troubles. It seems that she may have been exposed to a stomach bug when she was aboard the greyhound bus that she traveled on on her way to San Diego California. I often get sick when I travel by bus and I have heard that it is not uncommon for people to get ill for a few days after doing a lot of traveling. Susan who works at Ralph’s said she got sick after traveling by bus to Reno Nevada. It was not her first choice she and her boyfriend could not agree on which place to visit so Reno Nevada ended up being their compromise.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stop trying to suck my energy, Colin Robinson!

      • swaggerjackers says:
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        It’s not just your energy. This guys is like a super villain.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s…hard…for…me…to…type

  13. RicoSuave says:
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    Thank you Grey!

    16 team points league… I lost Kela (IL) and picked up Crick before anyone else does but I don’t know if he’s a reliable option… For now, I have Urias, C-Mart and Dustin May as my RPs… should I just stick with them in the RP spots and grab someone like Riley or Kyle Lewis as bench bat instead of risking it with Crick?

    My OFs are Soto, Robert, Laureano and Franmil (Util)

    Thanks again…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab Riley if you don’t need saves, otherwise hold

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Crick or Helsley?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Crick

  14. Primetime says:
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    Is puig droppable? For kelenic or Lewis?

    10 team keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Lewis

  15. John says:
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    Lewis over Avisal, Braun, or Reynolds?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Reynolds for sweet upside, Reynolds is way more safe tho, and better for runs and AVG and prolly just in general

  16. Still holds up…

    Wake Up says:
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    Truss!

    Hey everybody stop eating for a couple hours and draft a team.

    As a special treat, after you take S Howard in the last round, go ahead and treat yourself to a shower!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, and I still haven’t showered

      • Wake Up says:
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        And I haven’t stopped drinking…since this whole thing started… back in 2006!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re gonna have one hell of a hangover

  17. Joey Cocks!

    Pat Sajackal turns to Vanna’s SoWhite…are there any K’s?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joey Testes, man, cmon!

      • Wake Up says:
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        I was talking about birds…what the heck are you talking about…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Burds

    • Sammy Davis said to Pat Sajack can I buy an I

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Wake Up says:
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        Hahaha

  18. Rhodyballer says:
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    Which Kyle? Lewis or Tucker?

    • Rhodyballer says:
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      And Madrigal over either?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I like flyer on Madrigal

  19. Cohen says:
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    Grey, are u dropping Puig down in your rankings?

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        i thought that was fixed like 2 or 3 days ago that he was back (maybe the removal was only waiting on him signing being official, but he still should be ranked on some amount of projected at bats, he was mostly since march). i knew i wasn’t being paranoid though on worrying about that “report he signed with ATL” as the same guy that reported that reported he was likely for BAL a day or 2 before the ATL thing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He tested positive and isn’t signing

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          At least not for now

          • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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            right, i know that part, but still should have projections (albeit with less projected at bats compared to 3 days ago when the ATL “news” broke), had them most of the time since march, wasn’t signed during any of that time. he’s not in the same boat here as somebody who signed with korea (those guys i get not having any projected at bats). seems like a lot more work to remove/put back/remove again rather than just tinker with the projected at bats when stuff changes like him testing positive once. considering how often these players test positive, then negative mere days later i doubt whatever interest ATL (or anybody) had (if that was actually true) 3 days ago disappears in most possible future universes. plus it makes it harder for us to rank (him i know where he is, so no issue for me, he was around the 67th hitter for OPS assuming the at bats)

  20. William Hung says:
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    @Grey: I’m trying to get a list of late inning guys like Diego Castillo who qualify as a SP in Y! but can also get HLDs – any names come to your mind? I saw Chad Green but I don’t know if he’ll get HLDs for the Yanks

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Not sure, tbh

    • Russ says:
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      Add Pomeranz to your list

      • William Hung says:
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        Thanks! Definitely didn’t think about him

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      i’d do them this order out of those 3 for holds
      diego
      pom
      green

      don’t forget these too: c.burnes, bedrosian, strahm (i’m using yahoo elig)

      • William Hung says:
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        Oh Bedrosian – nice call! I think C. Burnes is in the rotation though.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Solid flyer

        • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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          yr right, they’ve lately (very lately i had checked this a few days ago when doing rankings for drafts that are in the next 3-5 days) moved burnes over f.peralta, who it had been. but then add f.peralta to your holds guys, who’s again 3rd behind hader/knebel (it had last been hader/peralta/knebel a few days ago)

          • William Hung says:
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            I forgot that Knebel is coming back – I might take a flier on him

            • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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              yeah if he’s healthy i’d put him 2nd behind only diego on these holds guys.

  21. Bterry says:
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    Let the rosterbation begin!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Get it, Bterry!

  22. DonnieB says:
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    I really want Riley on my team but would have to drop McCutchen, Ian Happ, or my only reserve pitcher,Freddy Peralta. Are any worth dropping? Thank you!

    • Grey

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      Can lose Peralta for now

  23. Jaysfordays says:
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    5×5 bop keeper league.

    Would you rather trout or bellinger going forward?

    • JaysForDays says:
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      Obp*

    • Jaysfordays says:
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      OBP

    • Grey

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      Cody

      • Jaysfordays says:
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        What about trout and Olsen for yordan and Alonso? Trout side eh?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, Trout

  24. Russ says:
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    Hey there Grey 14 Team Roto, Svs and Holds separate cats

    Carry one bench bat, 4 top-end SPs, 2 Closers, 2 Holds guys and 2 spots for SPs to stream like crazy to finish the roster. That how you would play it?

    • Grey

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      That makes sense to start

      • Russ says:
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        Should I look to tinker with the formula as we get deeper into the season?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, it’s gonna be fluid

  25. J-hova says:
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    Thanks Grey – Friday Buy/Sell is my favorite summer tradition! Great write up that Mike Elias would be thrilled with! Grabbed Lewis this morning for Meadows after remembering you and Ralph raving about him.

    I posted the Blu and Exile recommendation this morning. It’s a really good album. I think Blu is a really good rapper and Exiles beats are laid back, west coast, great sampling etc. It’s a long album but I really enjoyed it. Def worth a listen. Have a great weekend, the world sucks right now but baseball coming back and a Kanye presidential ticket is a small glimmer of hope!

    ALSO – not sure I’d be as excited about the season wout Hittertron and Streamonator. Best value on the internet!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks for recommendation! Been listening all morning, it’s solid, feels old school…have a good one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  26. krazyivan says:
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    You should add Dylan Cease to your sprint buy. He might be available in some leagues. He is throwing lights out right now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not interested yet but could change

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That is a classic!

  27. Cohen says:
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    Grey, is roster resource the best site to peg down for team lineups?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s what I use until there’s actual games

  28. Will says:
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    I just lost 40% of my outfield today with Puig and Polanco testing positive. Crap. Who would you pick up out of Cespedes, Mazara, SundaySantana, Pollock and Wil Myers?

    • Grey

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      Domingo, Nomar

  29. Cohen says:
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    Grey, is Mercado still worth the same value in 60 games if he bats 8th? Do u think he moves up to lead off?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not great in the 8-hole, I’d downgrade him if I knew he would be there all year

  30. Play Ball says:
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    Sano or Josh Bell for 1B and is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano, close

  31. Trader says:
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    Several questions and a quick story. Story first. Several years ago I am flying to Fresno from Dallas. A group of athletic looking gents board the plane. One of the guys sits across from me. A child seated right in front of him is just wailing away. The ballplayer plays “peek-a-boo” and makes faces with the kid for an hour. The kid calmed down and had a ball. The rest of the plane should have bought that dude his plane ticket. So I strike up a conversation. Turns out it was Teoscar flying to his AAA assignment for the Astros. Nicest young man. I rely that story to the GM in Fresno who tells me that Teoscar is the real deal…great human being. There is your uplifting story for the day.
    Forget my dumb questions! I will send them tomorrow.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s awesome! Talk soon

  32. Harley Earl says:
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    First, I grabbed Kyle Lewis on Monday after he hit a couple of bombs. I just couldn’t let him sit there unowned any longer.

    Next, I cannot believe you are putting a buy on Travis Shaw. You know where that advice can go? Up or down your cramhole! That may be the worst advice you’ve ever given. Shaw sucks and that’s the end of this argument. Yes, I know you have a man/boy crush on him. And it’s disgusting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, good morning!

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Haha!!!

        I just can’t let Travis Shaw go without making a snarky comment!!!

        Carry on!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha

  33. H says:
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    Hey Grey, would you drop Adell for Riley and/or Lewis? Maddon’s comments the other day were not promising. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They were not…I’d go Riley

  34. G says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Been missing the Buy column. Would you be adding Nunez or Renfroe over Cron for a bench bat? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold for now

  35. Ed Spinelli says:
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    Grey,
    Help, in keep league, Vlad Jr in 8th round or DJ LeMahieu in 10th round? Thanks my friend?
    Champs

    • Ed Spinelli says:
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      Oh or forgot… or Keston Hiura in the 10th?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Keston or Vlad, coin flip…I’d go Vlad

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad

      • Ed Spinelli says:
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        Oh i had forgotten to add I also had Peter alonso to keep in 9th or then as well I ended up going with Alonso & Keston over Vlad Jr hope im okay with that

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine

  36. trick dad says:
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    are you moving lewis in your rankings? you were very low on him…

    134. Kyle Lewis – This is a new tier. This tier goes from here until the end of the post. I call this tier, “Top trends of 2020 that will never happen.” You might have some hope that in 2020, everyone will be referring to their kids as ‘Comfort Humans.’ Or the trend: Woke Horticulture. Or everyone in 2020 will talk like Barbara Walters. None of these trends will happen, and neither will these players, but you can try to make them your own personal fetch. As for Lewis, something’s gotta give with Shed Long and maybe Jake Fraley. O’Fraley? Yes, Fraley! Lewis also seemed to be a flash in the pan, which sounds like a Food Network show that causes epilepsy. Lewis’s HR/FB was silly high and he appeared to be prone to Ks. 2020 Projections: 15/4/14/.234/1 in 114 ABs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not moving anyone up as said the other day…it’s too late for that, and unfair to people drafted weeks or months ago…I do like Lewis more now than I did in January

      • trick dad says:
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        I’m drafting tomorrow and use your top 500 projections to project the player points in my league. Any suggestions to help marry those projections and any updates to your views?
        Thanks!

  37. FrankGrimes says:
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    Did you ever watch l’immortale?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sadly, not yet…It’s on the list

  38. Beastie says:
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    Kyle Lewis or Tsutsogo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lewis

  39. Trader says:
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    Good morning! League trying a new Roto format this year with ten hitting and nine pitching cats. So walks, fewer strikeouts become a bigger thing. . Here are the cats:
    Hitting: Ave, Runs, RBI, SB,Ks, BB, 1B, 2b,3b,HRs
    Pitch: W, L, HRs, Whip,Era, Saves, Holds, Ks, QS

    Mocks tending to give me these type decisions. I have the first pick so after that (Yelich or Acuna) I get to pick twice in a row throughout.

    1. Stras, Bieber, Flaherty (pick 1)
    2. S Marte, Altuve, Freeman (1)
    3. Castillo, Greinke, Corbin (1)
    4. Rizzo, Suarez, Abreau, Stanton, (pick 2)
    5. Cast, Laureano, McNeill, LeMahiueu, Brantley (2)
    6. Moose, Mercado, J Turner, J Polanco, Cain (2)
    7. Carrasco, Ryu, K Hendricks, Boyd, MadBum (2)
    8. Manaea, Musgrove, Odorizzi,Tanaka (1)
    9. K Lewis, Renfroe, Tapia, Madrigal (1)

    You earned your .00099786 of a cent here!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flaherty
      2. Freeman
      3. Corbin
      4. Abreu, Giancarlo
      5. Laureano, none, McNeil
      6. Oscar, Moose
      7. Ryu, Bum
      8. Odorizzi, Musgrove
      9. Madrigal, Lewis

      • Trader says:
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        Very helpful.

        For #5: instead of a “reluctant” McNeil pick, there are times when Donaldson, Chapman or Glasnow, Berrios are available. Are any or all these better given the format?

        Many thanks.?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Glasnow, Berrios, Donaldson

  40. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! I know you’re not a Shohei fan. That said, particularly in a year where maximizing ABs/IPs are key (and he can do both)…

    … would you trade a $27 Freeman (keepable for $30) for a $14 Shohei (keepable for $17)?

    OBP + OPS (helps both guys) and QS in this league. Thanks!

    • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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      Oops – Most importantly, daily moves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, daily moves helps…Still kinda on Freeman tho

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          Thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  41. erad says:
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    First year doing roto for our league, switching over for Corona season.

    I have 3rd pick – 10 team league, 5 keepers per team. I’m staring at Soto or JoRam.

    I think ideally I’d go Soto then Mondesi in the 2nd – but I have a feeling Mondesi won’t slide that far. Thoughts on JRam over Soto? I’m going in with Vlad, Judge, and Ketel Marte as my bat keepers – so I’m liking the additional speed from JoRam to compliment Judge/Vlad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No on Jram over Soto

      • erad says:
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        I really did my best to frame my comment as persuasion, knowing you would stick to your rankings, damn you G!

        Enjoy the weekend!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  42. Brett says:
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    Need HR, XBH.. Keep 2

    G. Lux, D. Santana, A. Riley, Kyle lewis, Eric Thames

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley, Domingo much safer, Lewis for upside

      • Brett says:
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        Sorry, Danny Santana

        Thanks a ton!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then him 1st

        • Brett says:
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          Add Same Hilliard to that list

          • Brett says:
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            Thanks Grey, I don’t know how much you get paid to do this.. But whatever it is, it’s not enough!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Thanks!

  43. herschel says:
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    @Grey: greetings. hope you and cougs and your fams are doing well….feel like i just woke up from hibernation. speaking of, have you watched “alone”? amazing reality show on history channel. highly recommend. anyway, finally having my draft tomorrow. weekly roto with 2 keepers. with my keeper and first projected first two rounds, my team is starting out with acuna, bellinger, mondesi and vlad. for my third round pick would you pair with olson or take one of the 2b from the k marte/albies/hiura range?

    thanks!

    • herschel says:
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      @Grey: also, fwiw, i dont have 4th or 5th round picks due to keepers, so dont think ill be able to get olson any later. thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t watched it yet, but Donkey told me to and it’s on my list…I’d go 2B since Cody can slot in at 1B

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: thanks! season 6 is on netlix and season 7 is airing now. definitely worth checking out. any other quaranstream recs of note been keeping you occupied?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I liked 1st season of Missing on Prime

  44. Cohen says:
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    Grey, redoing my rankings. How far up do u put K.Lewis. I see u said hes above Tsutsugo. Is he in the Pederson, Happ, Braun area or higher?
    Also where about would u put Madrigal for 2 nd baseman?
    Is he above guys like Edman and Lowe?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Around Pederson seems fair…Much more down side and he’s a last round flyer in 12 teamers, as Tsutsugo is, I believe

      Madrigal, I’d put him around 200

  45. William Hung says:
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    So the Blue Jays… where are they gonna play????

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buffalo

      • William Hung says:
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        Apparently not – ESPN Radio is reporting that the lights at the stadium don’t meet MLB standards. Unless they can get it fixed in the next 4 days?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Really? Haha, crazy

          • William Hung says:
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            I guess they figured it out – Buffalo is official! Gotta get the park data and see if it’s better for the Blue Jays – I’m likely gonna roll with Cavan Biggio at 2B

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Heard it’s pretty neutral with Toronto, but will have to see

            • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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              wow that’s the only minor league stadium i’ve ever been to, BUF (which i think when i went there was a NYM affiliate, might’ve been TOR then too).

  46. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Crick or Helsley?

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Sorry about the double post. COVID brain.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

  47. Cohen says:
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    Grey, i know u like Riley. I assume u like him more then his ranking. Is he anything more then a 5 th of. Is he in the McCutchen, Pederson tier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, around there works for me

  48. Steve says:
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    Are the preseason $ estimates on M Barnes due to his projected ratios? He won’t be the closer in BOS so why’s he listed at $8.2 value? Should I be grabbing him for my bench in a non-holds league? Is he set up or long relief?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Barnes is in setup…he can help with vulture wins, Ks, and ratios… not sure who you’re passing up for him tho

      • Steve says:
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        RP (right now)
        Hader
        Britton
        N Anderson
        Helsley
        Crick (h2h, can plug in on off days)

        Barnes over Crick or Helsley?

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Crick

  49. Ben W says:
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    I always follow the advice of the Grey – thank you! I won the championship last year.

    How’s my draft? Non-keeper, roto, 5×5. I picked 10th
    R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP
    SV, K, ERA, QS, WHIP

    It’s super risky but I double punted catchers.
    C – none
    C- none
    1b – Pete Alonso
    2b – Ketal Marte
    SS – Fernando Tatis JR
    3B – Matt Chapman
    CI – Jose Aberu
    MI – Scott Kingery
    OF -Eloy Jimenez
    OF – Jorge Soler
    OF – Hunter Dozier
    OF – Brandon Lowe
    OF – Kyle Lewis
    Util – Renanto Nunez
    Bench: Willie Calhoun, Austin Hays

    SPs: Luis Castillo, Lance Lynn, Dinaelson Lamet, Jake Odorizzi, Kenta Maeda, Johnny Cueto, Adrian Houser, Reynaldo Lopez
    RPs: Ken Giles, Mark Melancon, Zach Britton, Ryan Helsey

    • Ben W says:
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      12 team league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I love this hitting team, and your pitching…Looks very solid! I think I’d be worried about steals a little, but that’s a very small problem

      • Ben W says:
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        Thanks Grey!! For lack of steals (a solvable problem).. SAGNOF

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  50. Ben W says:
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    I always follow the advice of the Grey – thank you! I won the championship last year.

    How’s my draft? Non-keeper, roto, 5×5. I picked 10th. 12 team league
    R, HR, RBI, SB, OBP
    SV, K, ERA, QS, WHIP

    It’s super risky but I double punted catchers.
    C – none
    C- none
    1b – Pete Alonso
    2b – Ketal Marte
    SS – Fernando Tatis JR
    3B – Matt Chapman
    CI – Jose Aberu
    MI – Scott Kingery
    OF -Eloy Jimenez
    OF – Jorge Soler
    OF – Hunter Dozier
    OF – Brandon Lowe
    OF – Kyle Lewis
    Util – Renanto Nunez
    Bench: Willie Calhoun, Austin Hays

    SPs: Luis Castillo, Lance Lynn, Dinaelson Lamet, Jake Odorizzi, Kenta Maeda, Johnny Cueto, Adrian Houser, Reynaldo Lopez
    RPs: Ken Giles, Mark Melancon, Zach Britton, Ryan Helsey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  51. Ramon says:
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    Grey, I play in a league in which the pitching categories are IP, Net Wins, Qs, ERA, WHIP, K/9, Svs, Hlds. The innings minimum per week is 25. I will punt wins and IP and QS to dominate hitting. What would be the best target pitchers for saves, holds, K/9 and maybe one starter to get to the 25 innings?

    I had planned to spend an early pick in Hader, and then other targets were Nick Anderson and Seth Lugo.
    I would appreciate it if you could drop some names.

    I also need two with sp eligibility (Yahoo) for those 2 spots. I was also thinking about getting many relievers for one same team and then just always having the ones that pitched the day before on the bench.

    Any advice appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Melancon, Kimbrel, D. Castillo

  52. JayHay says:
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    This season in 10×10 cats, which are IP, W, L, SV, ER, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB, QS; do you like Cease or Plesac (non keeper)?

    • JayHay says:
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      And where does Stripling belong with those 2 also?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Stripling is 1st

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac

  53. i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    might be an oversight or maybe i just can’t find it in there, but the PPP (pitchers pairing post (tool, but PPP sounds funnier)) isn’t in the rankings page. i am about to find it anyway as i know you put this out in likely feb and i just hit your name and went around page 12 or something in that range.

    • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      yeah it’s feb 7th, so i knew how to find it, but i’d think it being in the rankings page makes easy sense.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s there, 1st line under draft tools

        • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          youse right, and the top 500 is in there at least twice, which is good. my ass.

  54. Stat Man says:
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    Bregman or Javier Baez for this year only? Bregman has always been a slow starter and there’s no time for that this year. He’s in a better lineup than the Cubs though. Baez will grab more SB which is valuable in a short season (power plus speed) than Bregman and has better raw power. Cubs lineup is iffy though, especially with Rizzo’s history of back issues. But, they will also be facing lesser opponents in Central.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  55. Trust The Process says:
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    Grey I love these! 12 team dynasty Roto … H+S league… am I grabbing Teoscar for any of Voth, Lugo, Betances, Pressly, Britton, Tapia, Dyson?? Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Voth

  56. ElBoss says:
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    Good morning Grey, I wanted to see what are your latest thoughts on Mike trout?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I have him ranked 9th, I think there’s at least 50% chance he leaves for birth of child and doesn’t return, missing final month

      • ElBoss says:
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        Thanks Grey, enjoy your Sunday, almost opening day!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You too!

  57. Mallow says:
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    Sam Hilliard or Kyle Lewis? Also, thoughts on Jonathan Hernandez for this year ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jonathan Hernandez is a random MR from what I’ve heard, is he in rotation or closing?

      I’d try Lewis

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        random MR as far as right now for sure.

  58. Russowl says:
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    Yahoo standard league Anthony Rizzo was dropped how much Faab outof 100 to spend on him

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      probably gotta go 100 as somebody will.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      $41

      • Russowl says:
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        thanks

  59. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    my only 12 teamer and my only 5×5 (and it’s yahoo basic so super short starting rosters compared to what i’m used to, plus the lack of QS/OPS/holds is odd for me entirely). partially due to only starting 10 hitters and drafting 11 and also check my insane discounts on where some of these players should’ve gone i ended up spending .60/.27/.12 on hitters/SP/RP so SP heavy for draft capital. drafted out of the 3rd slot (knew i was going bellinger unless acuna/yelich not taken)
    C narvaez (21)
    1B olson (this is sick cheap, after going bellinger didn’t intend on this happening, 7)
    2B hiura (5)
    SS mondesi (3, was NOT playing the ADP game here as i picked 27th then 46th next up)
    3B gurriel (11, hard to find high AVG hitters after here, so went him over some others, and war room said i was in possible danger of being AVG weak if i got no help here, plus this team ain’t steals or HR’s weak)
    OF (3): bellinger (1B, 1)
    – harper (2)
    – stanton (6, this crazy low now that we see he’s healthy for now)
    util (2): dahl (13)
    – hampson (2B/SS/OF 15)
    BN (1) mcclutchin (runs and floor guy, can move hampson to varied spots for other people’s off days (16)

    SP: morton (4)
    – lynn (8)
    – paxton (10, he also shouldn’t be this cheap while healthy)
    – odorizzi (14)
    – stripling (17, and in rotation to start it appears)
    – j.gray (20)
    – cueto (22)
    RP: (max 5) – rogers (MIN, 9)
    – r.iggy (12)
    – d.hudson (18)
    – d.castillo (23, could’ve gone one of the SF/SEA or stanek guys, but castillo’s ratios too good to pass up i’d think, and some saves with him too)
    DL (5): urquidy (19)

    i can use the urquidy spot to stream or nab one of: keller, desclafani, matz, richards, gausman or grab another spec closer (or s.howard). this offense seems too good to be true, but i’m not used to shallow hitting starting hitters 12 teamers.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      this is h2h too.

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        s.howard out there too, and i’m noticing with those DET injuries to SP the manning/mize/skubal group too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d grab Spencer Howard for now to see if he breaks camp, then change if he doesn’t

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        from what i was reading the hold down for service time date this year for this many season games is after the 6th day, so these types (pearson/howard/carlson, others) will likely be up july 30th.

  60. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Saves plus holds league.

    Castillo or Britton?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Britton

  61. Play Ball says:
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    How impressive is Luis Robert? Mashing in summer camp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I owned him everywhere

      • Play Ball says:
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        I just picked him up as a FA. I’m in a small friends league so he was available. I don’t see how they keep him in the 8 hole. He was hitting well in Spring 1.0 and even better against MLB ready pitching in summer camp. He’s another legit youngster that should put up good numbers.

      • William Hung says:
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        Even if he’s batting 8th?

        • Play Ball says:
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          I don’t think he stays in the 8 hole. Even if he does, the lineup is really good 1-9 with RBI and R opportunities will be there. He’s a special talent. I think number will be there.

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          wish it was 9th over 8th (not being greedy here). l.garcia behind you ain’t good, HOWEVER if madrigal gets the 9th that could improve things.

  62. herschel says:
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    @Grey: how concerned are you re: yordan alvares dl stint? in a12 team roto league with only 2 keepers, how far do you let him go?

  63. Hafner says:
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    Grey, what do we get for the Patreon? The description is uh, not clear lol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Weekly podcast, the Buy/Sell 12-18 hours early (depends on when I’m done on Thursday, and it comes out on Friday)

  64. Matt says:
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    Austin hays, Sam Hilliard, or Austin Riley (currently on my roster)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hays

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