You ever scroll down an online recipe for 20 minutes to the actual recipe, and your index finger starts getting hot from the friction? Kyle Schwarber (2-for-4, 4 RBIs, 20th and 21st homer) is hotter than that. You ever get in your car, that’s been parked in the sun, touch the black steering wheel and see smoke rise from your palms? Schwarber’s hotter than that. You ever cut a habanero and touch your junk? Schwarber’s about that hot. So, Kyle Schwarber has eight homers in a five-game span. The only player with more was Shawn Green at nine homers in 2002. Cue a Jewish person saying Shawn Green was Jewish. Shawn Green also had the help of a four-homer game in that streak. And prolly steroids. And, yes, his yarmulke. Home runs since June 12th: Miami Marlins with 12; Schwarber with 12. Kyle Schwarber is the first player in MLB history to hit 11 homers from the leadoff spot in 13 games. Schwarber only had nine homers through the first two months of the season. I will now cackle for 45 minutes and be right back to you. WHAT THE WHAT. Hey, good for you if you have Schwarber, I do in a couple of leagues. Will it continue? What, multi-homers every game? Haha, c’mon, bros and five sisters. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joe Ross – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.12. After the game, Joe called his former MLB pitcher brother, Tyson, who said, “It should’ve been me. All of it.” Look at Streamonator for Joe’s next start, which is pretty meh on him.

Jazz Chisholm – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .258. Definitely feel like I got caught up a little in the hype on Jazz. He’s been great, compared to where he was drafted, but in the grand scheme, about the same as Jorge Polanco on the Player Rater.

Zach Davies – 6 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, 5 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.31, as the Cubs combined for a no-hitter. So, 7-inning games don’t count for no hitters, but you get credited for a no-hitter when you pitch six innings? As Gordon Ramsay would say, “Oh, f*ck off.” Not to be the old man yelling at the clouds, but when we’re removing pitchers, who have pitched in the rotation all year, before they’ve given up a hit, we’ve gone too far. Pitch counts were a mistake. We need to go back. This is ridiculous. If a guy is on a pitch count because of A) Injury. B) Not stretched out. C) There’s no C. Fine! Last night, Davies was pulled at 94 pitches without allowing a hit. C’mon, get out of here with that. That’s not a no-hitter. It’s barely a Quality Start.

Javier Baez – 1-for-4 and his 17th homer. He needs to hit more homers. Not because I want homers from him, but because his average is down to .226, and the only chance to raise his average is homers.

Nick Pivetta – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, 2 BBs, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.00. See what I said for Zach Davies. Replace ridiculous with riNickulous, and last night wasn’t even the most pitches Pivetta threw in a game, and he’s removed? Stop it. Right now.

Michael Wacha – 5 IP, 1 hit, 2 BBs, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.66. Don’t even get me started about him being pulled after one hit, and 75 pitches. I’m losing my mind! Any hoo, Streamonator hates his next, and I agree.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 24th homer. Cake is slang for a big butt and Vlad is a great batter, so I’m bouncing around the idea of calling him Cake Batter. All those in favor–*before anyone can reply*–Great! Glad we agree!

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .255. Hey, Lu-Gu-Ju, have a July like Schwarber’s June. Please and thank you.

Anthony Kay – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.19, as he was recalled. Went like this, “We need a starter…” “Um…I’m thinking of someone.” “Who?” “Give me a second, kay?” “Sure, he’s good as any.”

Lucas Sims – Hit the IL with a sprained elbow. The new Reds’ closer job could go to Amir Garrett, but Muslim Mrs. Garrett is not advisable unless you’re boarding a bunch of 80’s chicks. Instead of Muslim Mrs. Garrett, I’d go with anyone really, even Cloris Leachman. RIP. The Reds hopefully will go with Tejay Antone, who is actually good. David Bell choosing to go with the ‘good’ pitcher? Haha, is this sarcasm? Just to clarify it is not sarcastic (is it?). Last night, Bell turned to Brad Brach (1 IP, 0 ER, and the save), the candy tycoon. Brach’s had some success as a closer previously, so, ya know, what the hell. I’d go with him.

Nick Castellanos – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .343. The Greek God of Hard Contact pointed to his mother in the stands after his home run, she was in section 4A thru 4F.

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-5 and his 17th homer, hitting .254. I keep busing knowledge into your temple about how Freeman’s not hitting for a good enough average, but he’s most definitely not disappointing for power. *catches a fart, throws it towards a picture of Juan Soto*

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-5, and his 12th homer, hitting .253. I keep saying Swanson’s a Buy Low, but, ya know, everyone but Acuña is a Buy Low on the Braves.

Akil Baddoo – 3-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .282, as he’s been moved to the leadoff spot. It’s a low-energy compliment, but Baddoo’s OPS is higher than Betts and Soto. Baddoo will be in this afternoon’s Buy, which you can get right now on the Patreon.

Luis Garcia – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.83. Is it too early to declare the Astros vs. the Giants in the World Series? It sure feels that way, right? Just ridiculous performances from randos. The league’s hottest hitters behind Kyle Schwarber:  Myles Straw (4-for-6, 3 runs and his 10th steal), Chas McCormick and Abraham Toro. They aren’t rando enough for you?

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 12th homer. After his home run on Monday, I said something about Captain Woo Cubano that implied he’s been a little yawnstipating. He’s homered in three of four games since. His hot streak had nothing to do with what I said. I know this because: See Juan Soto and Cody Bellinger.

Chris Bassitt – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.25. Ya know the wild thing about my Bassitt sleeper from this preseason? I didn’t start the post with ‘Simon Says’ and you still drafted him. Well done, but it doesn’t count now. Sorry, Simon Says rules are pretty straightforward–*intern whispers in ears*–We were never playing Simon Says, huh? Interesting. What’s also wild about Bassitt, he’ll be under-drafted next year too.

Jed Lowrie – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. You know Jed was gonna hit well in a road game at Arlington, with all their Texas tea. Now he can move up to Beverly.

Mark Canha – Having an MRI on his hip strain and I never thought I’d care so much about Mark Canha. Be well, old friend. This opens a spot for Tony Kemp, if I can *holds handkerchief to head* continue.

Whit Merrifield – 1-for-3 and his 21st steal, hitting .272. Wow, I had no idea he had that many steals. Is he trying to run himself off the Royals?

Jameson Taillon – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.18. Streamonator didn’t like this start vs. the weak-sister Royals, and I agree, i.e., I don’t trust Taillon at all.

Aaron Judge – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. Don’t watch many Yankees games, because I don’t have many guys on my fantasy teams from the Bombers. Was watching yesterday, and Judge with the short porch is just so goofy. He hits a pop-up out to right. Like how is that even real?

Luke Voit – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer. Luke told Brad Keller, “I am your father.”

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. It’s crazy how good Gary looks these last few weeks. Going up the middle, hitting line drives, still hitting homers, not getting hit in the nuts, and it’s all working for him. Oh, and he’s still a .240 hitter, but it’s better than being a .150 hitter he was last year, and .190 hitter he looked like coming into this year.

Zach Plesac – Threw two 20-pitch innings in rehab. Cleveland said, “One inning on flat ground, one on a mound.” So, there is a flat earth! For what it’s Cronenworth, I’ve already stashed Plesac.

Randy Dobnak – Hit the IL with a finger strain. That’s gonna make it hard for him to maintain his 5-star Uber rating.

J.C. Mejia – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.94. Fun fact! Mejia’s first name is Lord’s Name In Vain. Weird that he abbreviates it J.C.

Adam Frazier – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .330. As he rounded the bases on his home run, he spun a cardboard arrow that he stole from outside a Subway sandwich shop. The arrow read, “Trade,” and he pointed it at himself.

Bryan Reynolds – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .313. Reynolds spun an arrow that read, “The Pirates traded Glasnow who was under team control, you don’t think they’ll trade me?” Then it had his phone number.

Carlos Martinez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.78. There should be some sorta clause in every pitcher’s contract that if you give up five or more earned runs to the Pirates, you need to go to the minors for a month.

Tommy Edman – 1-for-3 as he was moved to the six hole. There was a major shakeup in St. Louis. Paul DeJong moved to the 8-hole; Dylan Carlson moved to leadoff; Lars Nootbar moved to aisle seven by the Wheat Thins and Teddy Grahams.

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Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN Points, ROS
Please rank top 3

1-Avasail Garcia
2-Tyler O’Niell
3-Hunter Renfroe
4-Pavin Smith
5-Josh Rojas

Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Do you think nola is going to pitch better / is a buy low or is he going to be like this all year? He has given up3 er or more in 6 of his last 8 starts. He was good last year. Fip is lower than era if you believe in that stat. Thx

Love this game
Love this game
1 year ago

Which side ROS in a standard 5×5 roto? We use QS instead of wins.

Betts/Lynn for Castellnos/DeGrom

zombie
zombie
1 year ago

Greetings. I find myself looking for a 12 Team H2H, multiple position OF/2b or SS bench bat. Nick Solak, Josh Rojas, Dylan Moore are the bottom o’da bottle options. Don’t bother and accept an off day from the starters? Or roster one of those schmos? But wait! As another option, screw the 2B/SSs eligibility and Santander & Badddddoooo can be rostered. But again for the bench. Thanks so much for any recommendations and have a spectacular weekend.

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Words are a challenge currently. Sorry for the lack of clarity. But thanks.

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

OK. 12 Team H2H with no bench bats currently rostered. So 5 OFs. One is Vaugh, so can substitute at 1B/3B. Looking to roster a bench bat that has OF eligibility along with 2B or SS. Available qualifiers are Solak, Rojas & Moore. Grab one? Or are none worth it? Or forget the 2B/SS involvement, and just grab an OF bench bat from Santander or Baddoo? Thanks for a 2nd shot here.

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Babadook it is! Was leaning that way. Thanks AGAIN. His name always reminds me of that film, or The Baron in What We Do in the Shadows. Miss that Staten Island crew. 3rd season September 2. Happy weekend.

Yes
Yes
Reply to  zombie
1 year ago

Go with baddoo, don’t worry about positions. i know it’s tempting as 2b/ss is a swampland but Baddoo had to adjust to major league pitching he could be v good value atm

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Yes
1 year ago

Good stuff. Thanks.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Is Neris droppable or would you hold on to see if Alvarado blows his chance?

Thanks

dubjay
dubjay
1 year ago

Morning Grey et al,
Ive been suffering through a black hole and first base all season in my 12 team keeper league(keep 10). Want to make a move to shore it up as im deep everywhere else. This is a championship winning squad if I can just upgrade at first without giving up too much. Wondering who I should move to try and upgrade at first. Who is the superfluous nipple in the group.
Here is who im running out there right now.
C-MURPHY
1B-VOTTO
2B-ALBIES
3B-ARENADO
SS-SEMIEN
OF-ACUNA, SOTO, TUCKER
UTIL-RILEY, J.UPTON
BENCH-J.SANCHEZ
IL-TROUT, BREGMAN
N/A-BRUJAN
I have a waiver claim in to pickup Conforto for Sanchez as well. I am going to be overloaded with bats when Trout, Bregman come back. Plus, I am looking forward to getting Brujan in there. I think that Sanchez, Votto and Upton are the obvious weak links. But they dont have much trade value. At least unless Sanchez gets hot.

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  dubjay
1 year ago

I dont know why I didnt include my pitching. I definitely have some expendable guys there too
SP-RODON, FRAMBER, MANAEA, SNELL, MONTAS, KIKUCHI, L.CASTILLO
RP-KARINCHAK, KENNEDY, NERIS, D.CASTILLO
IL-BIEBER, MEANS, PLESAC

dubjay
dubjay
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you sir. I appreciate your feedback. Ill work with this. Trying to decide if Hoskins is worth trading for. I know that he is available.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

Professor Grey,

It’s me, the dumb one. Loved the Juan Soto fart throw. It made me laugh out loud (if only there was an easier way to type that). I know you’ve been pretty consistent about the Dansby buy-low, and I want to believe as I am a long time Braves fan. That said, he looks completely lost at the plate right now… Like playing himself into a non-tender situation or a trade kind of lost. I was excited to see how he did batting leadoff the last 2 games with Acuña sidelined, and you know what he did? Spoiler alert – bad (0/10). How much lower are we riding with him? I’m scared, Grey. He’s my backup SS, so it’s not killing me keeping him around, but there are a few hot names on the waiver wire: (Polanco, Hampson, Straw, Urias). I’m in a non keeper 5×5. Guide me through the slog, please.

Thank you

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ride or die. I’m here for it. Thanks, man!

Dude
Dude
1 year ago

How long do we wait for Santander to start doing something. Daz Cameron is looking pretty nice. Almost same numbers plus SB in 100 less ABs.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Dude
1 year ago

If you waited this long and can afford to hang on, I’d bet he gets moved in the next couple of weeks. Might be worth seeing where he lands and if it can light a fire under him. Kind of like what Albright was saying about Story the other day.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

Hey to the Hey!

So, I’d go with Brach over Antone. Wanna know why? Because you always double down on eleven, always. Unless you’re an MLB manager, and then you go with your third best reliever as the closer.

Lurrrrves

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

I have a hunch that Brogdon gets save chances for Philly. Alvarado has too many games where he comes in and can’t find the strike zone.

Dan K.
Dan K.
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Trade question in dynasty H2H league for a team in contention

I get: Semien/Winker/Alcantara

I Send: Julio Rodriguez/Cronenworth/Adolis Garcia

Do I pull the trigger?

Thanks!

Dan K.

Side 1 –

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

If I went, hey Grey, you want to keep or add a guy who walks 3% of the time, strikes out 30%, has an ISO of under 200, an OBP of .293, and a slugging around .450? You’d probably tell me to go join some ESPN ghost league and bother Matthew Berry with my dumb questions. (Or I would, you might be nicer than me.). Yet this Mountcastle guy and those numbers hit .330 last month with 8 hrs and 18 RBIs.

He’s on my squad (yay 3hr day). But would you drop him for a Straw or a Cron, or to stash a Duran, or to SAGNOF speculate on Brach or Alvarado? I want to pay for future performance rather than dwell too long on past achievements if the numbers may not suggest the good times will keep rolling.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Greeeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…..don’t hate me for referencing you know who, lol.

Raider baller
Raider baller
1 year ago

Grey,

When do predict that Eloy will be back? I’m thinking of stashing him now for the playoffs. Thank you!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

RE: Matt Chapman

Don’t look now, but the dude has a 12 game hitting streak – I haven’t watched all his ABs, but I did see his single yesterday which was a bit of a blooper into the OF, but his grounder to 3B looked like it was pretty well struck. Is there a way to get statcast numbers over a set period of time? Everything I’ve seen so far is over a full season so Chapman’s statcast stuff still looks bad cause he was so terrible in April & May.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Perhaps the tables are turned and now I’m the one convincing you that Chapman might be better than you think, after a long while you kept telling me to hold Chapman

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Chapy said that he’s just now feeling like he’s recovered from the hip surgery. He still has a ton of swing and miss in his game and probably always will. He has the two classic K spots in fastballs up and sliders away. Great mistake hitter though.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Yeah – Chapman admitted earlier this year when they asked how he was doing with his hip and he said he wasn’t 100% and that even when he feels better, he’ll K a bunch – but hopefully he’ll be closer to mid-high 20s than the mid 30s rate he was at.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I feel like Alvarado being a closer is cursed… That first year he was supposed to be amazing as the full time closer – he had that unknown personal issue that knocked him out of action for multiple months, then he got bit by the injury bug – and every time it looked like he’d settle in, something happens that disrupts his season. So while everyone is clamoring for Alvarado to take over right now, just know the grass isn’t always greener.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah but I feel like everyone shouldn’t be surprised by Neris at this point. He is who he is – I don’t think he’s ever had a full season where he didn’t have hiccups. He has periods of dominance and then these bad slumps.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I guess people still have heart eyes on that FB and slider that gets up to like 100mph

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey,

Aguilar of Brendan Rodgers?
I have Votto at CI, so may trade Aguilar for Rodgers and E ROD….

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Sit one today (points league)

Wong vs COL (Gray)
Lourdes vs BAL (Harvey)
Jorge Polanco vs CLE (Quantril)
Donaldson vs CLE (Quantril)
Pham vs ARI (Martin)

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Haniger a buy low in roto at this point or best left as bench depth?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Do you like one of these streams for tomorrow?

Houser v. COL ($12.4)
Brubaker @STL (-$2.6)

How about this one for Saturday?

Keuchel v. SEA ($1.9)

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
1 year ago

In an 18 team keep 10 players, is Gleyber a drop?? His numbers since the start of last year over a 155ish season are 57/9/57/7/.245

Need to activate Springer, but other droptions are Jesus S. and Rodgers who could squeeze in as keepers.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

What an epic collapse. Sheesh. Thanks bud!

hothot
hothot
1 year ago

Had grown so yawnstipated by Yawn Moncada’s upside, I proposed a trade at midnight offering my Bellinger for Devers in a Y! 6X6 OPS Keeper league–and the Devers owner instantly accepted the trade. My pitching is solid but Brandon Lowe is now my 1B and I’m prob 2 or 3 more FA moves from going on tilt trying to fix my Offense.

Is this trade a A) coin flip, B) bad for me, or C) slightly favorable for me?

VinWins
Vin Wins
1 year ago

Obviously, CMart should have been on a 6-pitch limit, but if Edman hadn’t bobbled a sure DP ball for the 3rd out things might have gone better. Next batter hit a 3-run HR to make it 5-1.

OldMilwaukeePoudners
OldMilwaukeePoudners
1 year ago

Yo Grey!

In a 12 team, 15 keeper, 5×5, full on rebuild ( I inherited a mess), would you swap E Suarez for Jesus Luzardo?

I’ve got very little MLB talent outside of Luis Castillo, Severino, Carlson, Vaughn, Manoah, Laureano, B Lowe. I do have significant prospect capital though, most of it should arrive in 2022 outside of Brujan.

Is Luzardo’s significant upside worth the known awful BA but 30 dong power of Suarez?

Thanks!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I agree there. The bulk of my top end prospects are hitters. Torkelson, Brujan, Witt, Luciano. And I’ve only got laughably bad counter offers when anyone asks about these guys.

Feels like Luzardo is a buy low with a fair re-sale value given his high regard in keeper/dynasty ranks. Any bats you would be looking at in this kind of swap?

I’m shopping Suarez elsewhere too, haven’t got many bites yet, though.

Appreciate your thoughts here as always.

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’ve been pursuing Verdugo for a bit. I think his owner is a Sawx guy. He’s been unyielding on him thus far. Hiura could be worth a shot. May even be able to get a pick out of the guy on him.

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 year ago

Grey would you do something crazy like trade Buehler for T Rogers and Big Mcclan? Buelher is 21 next year, T rogers and mcclan would be 9 and 5? Long term maybe makes sense, but does that hurt me too much this year?

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

sorry dollars to keep

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

I have two solid offers on the table – which way do you lean, HR/RBI/OBP are my biggest needs:

Freeman/Reynolds for my Xander
or
Machado/Walsh for my Story

Also, any thoughts on Daz Cameron? Looks pretty good in limited action thus far.

Thanks!

Love this game
Love this game
1 year ago

5×5 roto ROS-

Castellanos or Betts for R, HR, RBI, AVG if I don’t need SB? Three months into the season and Betts hasn’t done anything. His Statcast is less impressive than Castellanos too, but there’s the FOMO factor with Betts.

Earl
Earl
1 year ago

Must be harder than it seems for very good triple A hitter like Kelenic, Franco and others to make the jump/transition to the big leagues. Many have tore it up in AAA only to falter when they get promoted to big leagues.

Also, what do you make of Daz Cameron. He appears to have made decent start to big leagues?

Thanks

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You think Kelenic will be given another shot before maybe Sept since he is raking again in AAA?

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

Baddoo or Jesus Sanchez in a keep-10 forever league adding Hits and Walks to the usual 5×5 mix?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Carlos Martinez had SEVEN (7) walks yesterday. What I don’t understand is why is he still in the rotation? STL seems to always have guys that come out of nowhere or they sign off of the street and are productive. I guess they have about 47 million reasons based on what is left on his contract. This division is up for grabs. It is crazy that the cubs and mil are tied for the 4th best record in the NL.

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey, you worried about an innings limit for Long?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That is why I think I would rather Erod….

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Need a streamer for today

J. Fleming vs LAA-Home era @ 2.18-will work a bulk reliver

D. Peterson vs PHI-Home era @ 3.16

2nd question:

Hoskins and Suarez on waviers.

Are they an improvement over Cron and Walsh at 1st vs Hoskins and Suarez over Riley at 3rd.

Also Miles Straw vs A. Rosario at SS.

Thanks

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Happy Friday, Grey!

Who do you like more ROS in a 14-team H2H points league – McNeil or Chris Taylor – That Dodgers offense seems to boost Taylor’s value but McNeil, if healthy, has more stability since he doesn’t strikeout at the rate that Taylor does.

Sal
Sal
1 year ago

Rockies at Brewers. Safe to start Burnes?

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Burnes is safe against anyone, but Burnes against the Rockies on the road? If that isn’t the top start on SON, then there is something wrong with the robot.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

All good. I was just adding my cents on another early edible Friday.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  hot corner
1 year ago

I am in Colorado for the weekend, so when in Rome…

Sagamajags
Sagamajags
1 year ago

Dylan Moore or Tony Kemp?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

I have picked up Robbie Ray, Kyle Hendricks and Chris Flexan based on advice on these columns. Thank you!!!

I am looking at Logan Webb, Spencer Turnbull and Matthew Boyd, Of course, all are as you know are on IL.

I maybe also able to get Zac Davies and Koley Allard.

So the choice is make a move on the following pitchers: Logan Webb, Spencer Turnbull, Matthew Boyd, Zac Davies and Koley Allard

The following players are on my team and are possible candidates to be waived:

Dylan Carson
Manuel Margot
Robbie Grossman
Yoan Moncando
Raimel Tapia
Gio U
Justin Lipton
Garrett Hampson

Pitchers:
Austin Gomber
Adrian Houser
Yusmeiro Petit

Of course, I could stay pat. Looking forward to your advice.

Thanks again for all your hard work!!!

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
1 year ago

Rank them rest of season, position not terribly important:

Meadows, Baez, B. Reynolds, (Pit), Frazier (Pit), Taylor, McMahon, Crawford, Haniger

Runs (R), Hits (H), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Total Bases (TB), On-base Percentage (OBP) are our scoring cats.

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Cincy’s facing a Lefty (Smyly) today. Aquino time!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Please rank – Wil Myers; Akil Badoo; Avisail; Jonathan India

tha chaz
tha chaz
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Jedi Master Grey, what do you think a reasonable asking price would be for Gleyber Tores? I foolishly disregarded your advice to avoid him, and if you can find it in your heart to forgive me for thinking I knew better, I would really appreciate your insight. Trying to add pitching.

tha chaz
tha chaz
Reply to  tha chaz
1 year ago

Apologies for hijacking your thread Norman, apparently I can’t draft a 2nd baseman or post on Razz correctly.

tha chaz
tha chaz
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Well Grey, you will be proud to hear that I currently own Bassit. REDEMPTION IS MINE!

tha chaz
tha chaz
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

My current rotation is as follows

Woodruff
Bassit
Lopez
Gray
Eovaldi
Brubaker
Corbin

tha chaz
tha chaz
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey you’re gonna make me blush, I can only handle so much praise at a time! I think it’s safe to say I follow your rankings closely and that I am a devout believer haha.

KevinB
KevinB
1 year ago

Hi Grey!

Which side in these trades do you like?

(1) Matt Chapman and Ozzie Albies for Rafael Devers and Dylan Cease

(2) Ozzie Albies and Ramon Laureano for Rafael Devers and Joe Musgrove

KevinB
KevinB
Reply to  KevinB
1 year ago

RCL league

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

I hope you’re doing well! In a 10-team, H2H, redraft, standard 5×5 category league. I have a stacked lineup.

Do you trade my Mookie Betts and Javier Baez for Ronald Acuna (assuming he’s not injured)
C: IKF
1B: Olson
2B: For what its Cronenworth
3B: JRam
SS: Story
MI: Tim Anderson
CI: Walsh
OF: Betts, Bryan Reynolds, Gallo, Yaz
UTIL: Baez, Wil Myers
Bench: Anthony Rendon
IL: Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert
NA: Brujan

Thank you!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Sandman
1 year ago

Acuna

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
1 year ago

In a 10-team league where 12 players are kept per team, which side would you rather have – Ian Anderson or Manoah? I’m currently tied for first place and, other than Manoah, the rest of my SP staff includes Buehler, Gausman, Alcantara, Maeda, Sonny Gray, Ohtani (also eligible as U), Eovaldi, and German Marquez. I also have Flaherty and Carrasco on the IL.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Just picked up Alvarado instead of guessing on Antone or Brach. Hopefully Girardi makes that change official in one of the games today.

Brad Cote
Brad Cote
1 year ago

Is this a fair deal? (8 team H2H categories league, R, HR, OBP, SLG, NSB, IP, K, ERA, WHIP, QS, SV+H)

I give: Jesse Winker, Brandon Woodruff, Ryan McMahon
I get: Juan Soto, Framber Valdez

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

Lindor and Gausman or Juan Soto?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Me before this week: Should I pick up Gary Sanchez? Oh look Willson Contreras has a double header! Sigh.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Who to drop in redraft to activate Tucker? Schwarber, riley, Jesus Sanchez, or Adolis Garcia?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Mike
1 year ago

Sanchez

Ludicrous Speed
Ludicrous Speed
1 year ago

Bassitt or Ryu ROS for H2H pts?
Thx

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hidoken!

Stat Man
Stat Man
1 year ago

Need RBI. Castellanos or Yordan ROS?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Drop Villar for JP Crawford? I was holding Villar for steals, but his leg injuries…

call me el jefe
call me el jefe
1 year ago

1000% agree with you on pitch counts!! They are so outta control…. The vague memory of being able to watch a game and no one mentioning anything about the number of pitches at all is slipping away into the sunset along with the watchability of MLB…

Babe
Babe
1 year ago

When Youre using the streamonator, typically what is your dollar value cutoff? I’m in a 12 team mixed with a 1400 inning cap and struggle with this despite the guideline. Thanks.

ray
ray
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Eduardo Rodriguez or Sammy Long ROS?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Even with possible inning restrictions on Long?

Gary C
1 year ago

ESPN points, ROS only…

Juan Soto owner in our league is starting to get impatient…..Would you trade Winker or Castellanos for Juan Soto in a buy low attempt?

Thanks for all of your help!

ray
ray
Reply to  Gary C
1 year ago

I would hold on Winker…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Gary C
1 year ago

I’m taking Soto.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Gary C
1 year ago

Winker

ray
ray
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Winker and Soto?
Agreed….

Gary C
Reply to  ray
1 year ago

So offer Castellanos for Soto, keep Winker?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Gary C
1 year ago

Idk about Ray but I would trade Winker for Soto.

ray
ray
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Fair enough. Either way, trading for Soto is a great idea.

Gary C
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So I can offer Winker for Soto
Would you also make a Casty for Soto offer?

Is Soto worth either Casty or Winker (obviously not both)

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Gary C
1 year ago

Sorry, I thought we were having the same conversation.

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Cake Batter is perfect. Especially if it is funfetti.

12 Team league with OBP and QS

1)Pham or Eflin?
2)Pham or Cease?

3)Which do you prefer? Or neither?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

With Conforto and Belli back, Pham is now on my bench. Do you think I could get a better return for ONeill who is also on my bench?

Murph
Murph
1 year ago

Better stash. – Duran or brujan?
Thanks

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Murph
1 year ago

Follow up to this.I have Jazz on my rookie roster which means I can have him for a last round pick next year. Is he worth it or should I drop him for Duran, Jesus Sanchez or Marco Luciano? The problem with Luciano is he is at least a year away?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Brujan

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Murph
1 year ago

Brujan.

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Duran vs. Brujan is by far the most popular question of the week.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Would you trade my Trea at $56 plus Schoop at $10 plus Neris at a $1 for his Lindor at $42, Judge at $20 and Ray at $10. Trea and Judge could be kept for one more year and the rest two more years. Thank you and great,great write up!

JC
JC
1 year ago

My guess is the Antone was lined up for a two inning save but of course imploded.

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Threw 27 pitches that inning…so i think he was ready until he wasnt

ndgwynn
ndgwynn
1 year ago

14team roto keeper forever league
who would you rather have not for this year, but for the future? Gausman or Flaherty?

jay
jay
1 year ago

Who do you like the best at Catcher ROS out of Stassi, McCann, Murphy, Garver, Kirk?

speill
speill
1 year ago

Ok this is the last time I talk about this.8 team league. My current staff consists of Darvish. Gausman. Ryu. Valdez. Urquidy and Woodruff. I’m currently leading in pitching but lagging in offense. I want to trade for Machado but would give up Woodruff. He wants Woodruff and Kimbrel. I would get Machado and Taijuan. I’m ok with that since the Brewers lack of offense costs Woodruff wins and the Mets ain’t that bad so other than era and whip there pretty close. I could push for Morton in place of Taijuan. I’m not worried about saves since it’s a shallow league.Take the deal with Walker or hold out for Morton or close enough to take the deal. Thanks and have a great weekend.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  speill
1 year ago

I’d do the deal with either Walker or Morton, up to preference. Braves probably easier to trust than the Mets

speill
speill
Reply to  Keeks
1 year ago

Thanks for your opinion. Both are computable

speill
speill
Reply to  speill
1 year ago

Comparable (dam spell check)

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  speill
1 year ago

I like computable.

speill
speill
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks guys

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

6×6 with OPS. Thoughts on trading Baez for Springer?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do you think either Grisham or s marte are reasonable to ask for in a deal for Baez?

Gonz
Gonz
1 year ago

Thoughts welcomed….
Shwarber …Bassit…and Rendon
For
My Sherzer

Would have to drop (Jesus Sanchez…Harren Duran..or Pham) is it more worth it to hold here?