Kyle Schwarber sees the Nats, whether he’s wearing the uni or facing them, and he turns into Schwammerin’ Kyle Schwarber, The Schwammer. Got a homer to hammer? Call the Schwammer! Need a nail put in the Ikea cabinet you just bought? Get the Schwammer! Wanna scare some kids off your porch? Schwammer time! Yesterday, The Schwammer went 3-for-4 with his 26th and 27th homer. In his last 162 games, The Schwammer has the eye-popping stats of 121/53/109/.256, and 17 homers in the last 34 games. U Can’t Touch This Schwammer. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Aaron Nola – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.15. It’s very Phillies to have that going on with The Schwammer, get a decent start from Nola, and lose the game to one of the worst teams in the majors.

Josiah Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.14. Call me greedy, but I’d kinda prefer he has an awful 2nd half so his price is magnificently low next year.

Kyle Hendricks – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain. Oh, no, I hope the fantasy baseballer (<–my mom’s term!) who’s been in a coma for six years doesn’t wake until Hendricks is healthy. His keeper team is already in a shambles with Josh Rutledge at MI.

Corbin Burnes – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.20. Meh, you know him, so let me just say it’s big brain worms for David Ross to bench Seiya after he hit two homers in his 1st two games back. Just an absolute chef’s kiss of epic stupidity.

Keston Hiura – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. When I saw Hiura homered, I went to see if Cody Bellinger homered as well to see if it were actually 2019.

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, as he was activated from the IL. Waited until very late to see if he re-injured himself before posting today’s column. Sorry, if I missed anything, but, as unlikely as it sounds, Eloy seemed to still be healthy.

Luis Robert – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. The boys are back in town!

Andrew Vaughn – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. As Vaughn was crossing home plate, Tony La Russa ran out to the umpire to inform him that he meant to bench Vaughn this game and could they please overturn that homer.

Lance Lynn – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.33. Something’s not right. Maybe he’s just ramping up still. He doesn’t even seem to be grabbing his crotch with the same panache.

Yoan Moncada – Left yesterday’s game with a foot injury. I know what you’re thinking, he prolly hurt himself attempting 40 steals, as he predicted for himself in the preseason, but, no, it was from a foul tip.

Gio Urshela – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Went to the Player Rater to get some concrete evidence of how much better Urshela was doing than his numbers appear on the surface, and I came away thinking, “Wow, Urshela sucks way more than I thought.”

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, hitting .244. Got a long way to go to get back in his owners’ good graces (me), but three homers in two games, and four homers in the last week is a solid place to start. Hope he’s not one of those guys who is scalding going into the Break, and the layoff cools him off.

Luis Arraez – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .354. Put Arraez’s average through my giant supercomputer to calculate what his average would be like pre-terrible averages across the MLB and it spit back at me, “.355.” Think it’s a rounding error. Will check my computer again.

Alex Kirilloff – Left after colliding with Vaughn at first base. Yeah, but La Russa said he’s backdating Vaughn to the bench, which could negate this injury. News from the Twins is Kirilloff is okay, so that must mean La Russa smashed the hourglass and changed the course of history.

Trevor Rogers – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.57. One thing that’s interesting about any pitcher who is overworked like Rogers was last year: How long until he’s good again? Next year? Never?

Shohei Ohtani – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.44, 1-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 10th steal. He reminds me of this kid on my Little League team, Derrick. He’d pitch, hit, run all over the field, basically cover every aspect for us, because we all sucked. The only difference, we were nine-year-olds!

Tyler Mahle – Hit the IL with shoulder discomfort. Oh, don’t worry, he says he’ll be healthy after the Break, adding, “Please, someone trade for me.”

Nick Senzel – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and, what, six days since he was my featured Buy last week? I didn’t just pick his name out of a hat. (I use a fishbowl.)

Hunter Strickland – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.34, blown save number…I’m gonna guess 7. Honest question, have the Reds ever closed out a victory?

Jonathan India – Left the game after being hit on the foot by a pitch. Oh, just put us all out of our misery and go on the IL until next year. At this point, I prefer it!

Graham Ashcraft – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.35. “Can I have Quality Starts That Suck for $500?” Actually, I can, on my NL-Only teams.

David Peterson – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.48. A man Da. Peterson can’t buy my love with that start.

Brandon Nimmo – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. People make me laugh when they say there’s no such thing as hitters getting hot or cold. A light chortle.

Cristian Javier – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.01. Hands the Yanks their ass, then has the Royals say, “Your butt is ours.” Someone mentioned the other day in the comments that we should have a term for when a great pitcher gets rocked by a terrible team. Please suggest in the comments.

Aledmys Diaz – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Bobby Witt Jr. – After being hit on his hand, he went for x-rays, and they came back negative, because I stopped traffic on the 101 and asked everyone to form hands in a prayer traffic jam.

Whit Merrifield – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer, hitting .241. Wild how bad this schmohawk has been, while being like ten times better than India.

Hunter Dozier – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. He’s got a hit every day in July. They call that, The Juli Gurriel.

Emmanuel Rivera – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. Extreme Ruthie voice, “Marty, I call the Kansas City Rivera, Ozark.”

Alex Cobb – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.74. He was in this week’s Buy, Sell, Hold (yes, I still believe):

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer, but more indicative of anything is that he homered, then was pinch-hit for when a lefty came in. As an Italian would say on Jimmy Carter’s peanut farm, nut so good.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer, hitting .229, as he took Miles Mikolas (6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.72) deep, i.e., that home run measures in feet off Miles as Ozuna goes yard.

Brayan Bello – 4 IP, 4 ER, in his first major league start. Hey, I’m just gonna leave this Shasta on the counter, could you watch it for me, Mr. Bartender of this sketchy bar? Thanks! *four hours later*…whoa, did I fall asleep? Hey, why is that guy playing xylophone on my ribs–AHHHH!!! Roofie!

Corey Kluber – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.62. Keep saying Kluber’s a Streamonator call, and he is, but it wouldn’t have liked him in Fenway, and I don’t blame that steely-mouth robot.

Mitch Keller – 6 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.21. ‘Member when we were believing the Keller Got A New Pitch, It’s A Sinker! narrative? We were so much younger then, and you had more hair! I believe it was last week.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer. Gallo’s got a new name, “Guy Who The Dodgers Are Going To Send Too Many Prospects For At The Break.”

Aaron Judge – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and a slam (30) and legs (7). Also, in this game, Josh Donaldson (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 7th homer; Aaron Hicks (2-for-2, 2 runs, 4 RBIs) hit his 4th; Giancarlo (1-for-5) hit his 21st, and Kyle Higashioka (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 5th. The year we decide pitchers should no longer hit is the same year all kinds of position players pitch.

Luis Severino – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.11. At a certain point, have to think the Yanks will put the brakes on Severino’s innings as they prep him for the playoffs. Maybe not until September, but worth considering if you’re in a H2H league.

Mitch White – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38. Only the Dodgers can turn a 27-year-old Quad-A player into Don Drysdale. I don’t trust him, but Streamonator seems to like him a tad in his next start.

Frankie Montas – MRI on his shoulder turned up no structural damage, according to the A’s. Then they crossed off his original asking price, and wrote, “A team’s top 50 prospect OBO.”

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games, and four homers in the last eight games. Thought he was rostered in most leagues, but people keep asking if they should pick him up, so, p to the erhaps, he is not, but should be.

James Kaprielian – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 5.06. Doesn’t Kaprielian sound like some kind of alien from The Expanse? Meh, maybe it’s me. Streamonator always hates Kaprielian, and I can see why. He’s a Belter! Still no? Hmm.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-3 and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in two games. He just loves playing in Oakland. He’s the only one.

Bo Bichette – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer. Hasn’t been a gorgeous sunset with 24/7 magic hour for Bichette this year thus far, but I’m still adding “thus far,” and I’d be buying.

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.44. Well, he looked good in his rehab start in Oakland. Let’s see how he looks vs. a major league offense next.

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in five games, and just missed another homer two days ago. Welcome back to the $54 Vending Machine Steak. Our favorite, Gristley Bear!

Shane Bieber – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.44. Currently, starting to put the virtual pen to virtual pad for my top 100 for the 2nd half that will come out during the All-Star Break, and, at this point, I think I’m leaving Bieber off the top 100, which means he’s not a top 25 starter or so. Hasn’t looked right since April, and it’s not getting better. Major surprise that a guy with a strained shoulder didn’t magically recover.

Jonathan Schoop – 1-for-4, 1 run and his 4th steal, and three steals in the last four games. His previous high for a season was two steals. How much does this piss you off? For me? A lot! This means he could’ve been stealing bags for the last ten years of his career, only he chose not to!

Kody Clemens – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (3) and legs (1), hitting .184. A fun fact about what the world looked like when Roger Clemens recorded his last win in 2007:  National Treasure 2, starring Nicholas Cage, grossed $457 million worldwide, but Nicholas Cage lost $100 million betting his movie wouldn’t make over $456 million.

Eduardo RodriguezTigers have not heard from Ed-Rod in weeks. Maybe he’s with Shelly Miscavige.

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luvdarooks
4 months ago

Dumping this year.

NL Keeper $260 high inflation.
I put 2023 salary in for these MLB players already. All MLB players get a $5 raise/yr.

$37 Scherzer and a good pitcher for a 2023 $6 Strider and a $10 Ashby

or
Offer Scherzer and a Good hitter for his” championship” this year– for next year and many to come at a $5/year increase a coveted $7 Oneil Cruz

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 months ago

Trade offer

Degrom, Olson and Contreras for Alosno, Strider and Kirk

I have the Alosno team and currently in 1st in Yahoo H2H. Would you make this trade?

Thanks

ashtray
ashtray
4 months ago

14 team league with OBP and SLG replacing AVG.

Kind of sick of Merrifeld but he’s my 2b. Do you like any of these other options:

Carpenter
Senzel
Rodgers
Gorman
Clemens
Hiura
Gordon
Wong

Was considering a platoon where I start Rodgers at home and Merrifeld. I have 1 spot I could use to hold a 2nd 2b in hopes of them going off later.

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
4 months ago

wow, strider looks about exactly like a college freshman version of mikolas, sans gold chain.

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

missed his gold chain, which fell out on a pitch later.

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
4 months ago

Who’s the most expendable of these starters in my 12-team? (6×6, h2h; ERA, WHIP, K, W, QS) Need to bring someone off my IL.

Dylan Cease
Kevin Gausman
Scott Strider
Sean Manaea
Mackenzie Gore
Cristian Javier
Kyle Wright
Shane Baz

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
4 months ago

Great write up Grey!

1) Where do you think Cron fits into your top 100 for the second half roughly?

2) where do you see him ranked next year?

Trying to see if I should sell him in a keeper or hold.

Thanks,
LG

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William Hung
William Hung
4 months ago

@Grey: Did you kidnap Rudy? He’s been MIA from the comments on the tools page lately.

Hit tool has some unusually low numbers for the Rockies and AZ hitters tonight with Keuchel and Gomber on the mound. Wouldn’t we be stacking these bats in DFS?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

you’d think Keuchel and Gomber would solve any hitting woes.

I bet the SF Giants would have LOVED if AZ was more terrible this past series

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
4 months ago

G Money! G Cheddah! G Euro!…,

That last one sounds similar to how I pronounce Vladdy Daddy’s name. Hope I’m not too late today…

Too many people coming off the IL all at the same time in my 12 team 5×5. No clue who to drop. Hoping you can help elucidate for me:

William Contreras
Olson
Merrifield
Wander
Bichette
T Ward
Eloy
Suzuki
O Cruz
India
Pena
Harris II
Kirilloff
Greene
France

Hoping to activate France and Bassitt, so I need to drop 2. What say you?

Also, I enjoyed watching / listening to last week’s podcast on YouTube. Adds a whole new dimension to Razzball that I didn’t know I needed.

Thank you as always!
-IANASM

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Sliced meat wraps!!! Why didn’t I think of that. Also making me hungry. Thanks for the guidance!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
4 months ago

For a good starter that gets rocked by a sucky team. The start should be a piece of cake, but the Holy Ish moment when you either check the stat line, or you’re thoughts as you’re watching your ACE get his head handed to him.

Easy-Peasy, Holy Sheazy!!

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Bacon Eater
Bacon Eater
4 months ago

About to lose to the team in last place. Anywho, would it be wise to drop Pederson or Yepez for Laureano?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
4 months ago

Sheets, Grossman, Carpenter, Clemens or Haggerty?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Team has minimal speed, but willing to sacrifice SB if the only reasonable choice at this time. So who’s my drop (to activate O’Neill) – Duran; Suzuki; Castellanos?

Last edited 4 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Wrong! I wanted you to say Castellanos. Seemed ridiculous when I first thought about it — but now I’m actually leaning that way.

Last edited 4 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

dr castellanos with no injuries (that i can remember, obv could be hiding them) at the halfway part of season has a .684 OPS, he should certainly be in the running.

zombie
zombie
4 months ago

Howdy. Agree (sort of) that Cobb is a hold. That said, would Lodolo or Ashby loosen your grip? Thank you. Thank you.

Bluoleo
Bluoleo
4 months ago

Royals really SuckUpOn the Astros.

herschel
herschel
4 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. need to drop one of vinnie p, rosario and senzel. who gets cut?

fausto
fausto
4 months ago

BUM-BARDED is the CLEAR winner imo.

Would you drop Manaea in a 10tm to stream terrible options like ashby vs pit quintana vs mil or ian Anderson vs WSH? Bad options but I’d gladly take the w and k’s? I’m desperate to win this week. Only other drops could possibly be Sewald or Naylor. Sewald is my 5th closer/ratio help guy behind Diaz Hendriks J.Barlow, Rogers. Grabbed Sewald after Barlow blew 2 straight.

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lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  fausto
4 months ago

Bumbarded is already a term FYI.

Bumbarded Link – When your starter only has one blemish on his line, a big hit or home run to a scrub. (full credit to 2ndCitySox)

Impastor
Impastor
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I promise I had never heard the term “bum-barded” before I sent it in. Here’s a couple others:

Deadbeaten by the lowly Reds.
Scrubused by the A’s.

I apologize in advance if either has ever been used before.

Impastor
Impastor
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Got one more for ya. When a huge favorite gets drilled by a team he has no business losing to – he got cockypopped.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
4 months ago

Grey

ROS question. Mookie Best or Sexy Dr. Pepper ?

As always, thanks in advance.

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Please rank top 2 for Utility spot, (ROS) – Franmil, Laureano Tellez, Teoscar

Aa always, big THANKS!

lindorphins
lindorphins
4 months ago

Possibilities for a term for when a great pitcher gets rocked by a terrible team

A Bad Beatdown
A Blowupset
Getting Underflogged
Getting Protagonized (maybe a bit of a stretch but the terrible team would probably be the leads in this unlikely movie agonizing one of our aces)

Play Ball
Play Ball
4 months ago

In a S+H league. Schrieber or Raisel ROS?

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
4 months ago

re: glossary term, how about “Roughed Diamond” ? (Play on “diamond in the rough” reversed)

Gotime
Gotime
4 months ago

H2H 12 teamer dynasty pts prices go up at least $2 unless others are bidding for another $2
$21 Olson and $1 Morel for $13 Montas and $11 Hoskins who you got?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
4 months ago

12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft. My SP situation isn’t great. I have Baz, Cobb, Framber, Kirby, Taillon, and Yu but the wire is picked clean of even reliable streamers. Another team has Scherzer and Gausman possibly available in trade for a 3B. I have Arenado and Wander. Would you offer Arenado for Scherzer or Wander for Gausman?

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
4 months ago

I am not totally sold on it but I keep thinking of getting owned by what should have been a good matchup as a missed layup and that got me to betrayup

Also am I delusional if I am still holding out hope that Adell is going to follow the Baez/Buxton career arc? Both those guys blasted through the minors on raw tools and washed out before it all clicked

Oddball Herrera
Oddball Herrera
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Yeah – I am holding out hope for an ill advised trade at this point. Then again maybe he is freed from the Angels only to go to the Royals to become bench buds with Olivares!

200 Proof
200 Proof
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

Who to drop to make room for Eloy?

1: Potential candidates for 1 league are: Pasquantino, Jack Ryan, Sewald.

2: Potential candidates for 2nd league are: Pena, L Castillo, Manaea.

Thanks!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

How concerned are you about Jose Ramirez, who has been fairly awful since his thumb injury, with no power.

I’ve been offered Riley and Tatis for my Jose Ramirez and Baez. Am I just trading a suspected injury for a known injury with Tatis?

Next, I share your concerns with Lynn and his velocity is the lowest it’s been in years since he came back. I was offered Whit and Skubal for my Lynn and Tim Anderson, the latter of which has not done anything since his return from injury. The offering team also has Gonsolin if that would be preferred to Skubal who is also seemingly gassed.

Thoughts on Lynn and Ramirez generally? Do you like any of these trade options or hold on for something better? This is a 10tm redraft H2H with OBP and QS.

Thanks!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

How about Tossers, both meanins would apply.

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
Reply to  Surfer Dude
4 months ago

*g

ray
ray
4 months ago

Man, I dealt for Jomo a week ago Monday, and he flatline as soon as I accepted..so frustrating. I also could have had Schwarber and a 1st rounder in 2023 for Acuna and a 2023 20th rounder back at the end of May.

1 Schwarber has to cool off again, right?
2 The lack of power with Acuna has been maddening….most of the value is tied up in the SB. You would think if it were the knee, then he wouldn’t be running so well, so hard to believe the lack of power is due to that. Any concerns?

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
4 months ago

*J-Ram..NOT Mo

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks. Everything looks fine under the hood via statcast etc……..just allow HR/FB rate around 14%, which seems like bad luck.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

i could use your insight on pitching.

at some point, i need to be selective on pitching innings in my Yahoo. Therefore i need to be smarter on which pitchers to start. I could start 4 pitchers on Friday. of the following matchups, which ones would you start and who would you sit?

1.Lopez of Miami is on the road against the Mets Bassett?

2. Jon Gray of Texas is at home against Minn. Sonny Gray will be pitching for Minn. Gray against Gray.

3. Aaron Ashby of the Brewers is at home against Pitt’s Brubaker.

4. Tyler Anderson of the Dodgers is at home against the Cubs’ Keegan Thompson.

looking forward to your pitching recommendations.

thanks

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thank you!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
4 months ago

Josiah Gray or R. Greene?

kcc26
kcc26
4 months ago

12 team H2H 6×6 (OPS included). Teoscar Hernandez for Arenado fair?

Moe Szyslak
Moe Szyslak
4 months ago

Howdy Grey! Trying to see if I can do anything with my team in my 10 teamer – add, drop, trade, anything. I’m tied for 1st but I’m just feeling a little uncomfortable with some of the fellas on my team.

C: JT real
1B: A. Riley
2B: Espinal
3B: Jose Ram
SS: B. Witt
2B/SS: Bo
1B/3B: Cron
OF: Lu Bob
OF: Teoscar
OF: Randy Aroz
OF: P. Wisdom
OF: Senzel
UT: P. Albombso

P: Cease
Rodon
Clase
Houck
Strider
Jomo
Cobb
Ashby
Helsley

BE: Lucas Gio, Woodruff, lauer, skubal
IL: Junis, Bader, Dustin May

Thanks for all you do Grey, my fantasy season would certainly be looking a lot different if it wasn’t for you and the razzball gang

Lower the Jolly Roger
Lower the Jolly Roger
4 months ago

Grey awesome as always .. 12 team roto dynasty … in fourth … could use some power … bring up Yepez from my minors and lose that option for good… or grab someone else ? Thank you in advance

lindorphins
lindorphins
4 months ago

Start which two of

India – home double header vs Pittsburgh (Roansy first and then Bryce Wilson). He’s starting at lead off game one

Eloy home vs Detroit (Brieske)

Jarren home vs NYY (

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
4 months ago

Sorry, his Post by accident. Jarren is going against Cole.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Danke

Jackson
Jackson
4 months ago

Teoscar and Jo mo for Brantley and Ty Oneill? Which side?

Thanks Grey

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
4 months ago

Happ, Pham, or Naylor. Drop one of them for Morel in a 12-team H2H? Thanks!

Mike
Mike
4 months ago

For my H2H league, thoughts on dropping Oneil Cruz for Muncy?

Johnson
Johnson
4 months ago

Grey! Which 2 of Lauer, Sandoval and Kopech would you go with?

Crusso
Crusso
4 months ago

Great write up Grey!

Cron and jomo for Tim Anderson. Which side? Thanks!

Jeffe
Jeffe
4 months ago

Sounds like Tyler O’Neil is going to return this weekend. Who would you drop out of Suzuki, C Walker, Duran or Oneil Cruz?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks, Grey! France was just activated as well. Which SP would you drop out of J Springs, T Walker or McKenzie?

P K
P K
4 months ago

A Josh Rutledge reference always brings a smile to my face! I wonder how he reacted today when he got the Google alert

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  P K
4 months ago

hopefully rutledge has gotten over reading any blurbs about him. they’d all be akin to “utter MLB failure, and made grey look bad” i’m still trying to find some company that does custom jerseys for cheap and assuming i can look up his COL number i’m getting that purple COL rutledge jersey

Doug
Doug
4 months ago

Hey Grey – how are you ranking the following CI guys:

Justin Turner, Christian Walker, Matt Chapman

I’m in a couple situations where I can swap one for another and I can’t decide which to hold onto

Thanks you’re the man

Doug
Doug
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks!

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
4 months ago

What’s up Grey

Looking for a streamer today in a 12 team. Would you start Roansy Contreras (@CIN)? Think SoN has Brubaker starting but he got pushed back to Friday. Other options are Castano (@NYM), T Williams (MIA), Brieske (@CWS). Brutal options for streaming so could also just sit it out.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 months ago

So you are still full on Tim Cappelo with Alex Cobb?

The Amanda Peterson reference blew my mind.

VinWins
VinWins
4 months ago

The Top 20 on the Razzball Payer Rater and their ADP in the final week of drafts:

1 Aaron Judge NYY 24.94
2 Paul Goldschmidt STL 40.63
3 Yordan Alvarez HOU 20.56
4 Jose Ramirez CLE 4.56
5 Trea Turner LAD 2
6 Shane McClanahan TB 94.69
7 Julio Rodriguez SEA 119.19
8 Pete Alonso NYM 31.75
9 Dansby Swanson ATL 125.5
10 C.J. Cron COL 145.13
11 Kyle Schwarber PHI 97.69
12 Rafael Devers BOS 11.94
13 Bryce Harper PHI 8.94
14 Sandy Alcantara MIA 50.63
15 Shohei Ohtani LAA 4.25
16 Justin Verlander HOU 96.69
17 Corbin Burnes MIL 14.31
18 Tony Gonsolin LAD 276.06 (In 13 of 16 drafts)
19 Kyle Tucker HOU 11.13
20 Mookie Betts LAD 16.19

New this week are Schwarber, Burnes, Gonsolin, Tucker, and Betts replacing Mike Trout, Manny Machado, Adolis Garcia, Tommy Edman, and Freddie Freeman.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
4 months ago

And, all first round picks in the 16 final week drafts and where they currently rank on the Razzball Player rater:

Jose Ramirez 4
Trea Turner 5
Bryce Harper 13
Rafael Devers 12
Mike Trout 22
Shohei Ohtani 15 *34 Pitch
Freddie Freeman 23
Mookie Betts 20
Kyle Tucker 19
Corbin Burnes 17
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 33
Gerrit Cole 43
Luis Robert 40
Bo Bichette 53
Juan Soto 86
Matt Olson 117
Ronald Acuna Jr. 99
Ozzie Albies 200
Walker Buehler 271

Look at Ohtani! 15 hitting/34 pitching!

Kirk
Kirk
4 months ago

Trocked

Troy
Troy
4 months ago

Who would you drop to make room for Eloy?

J Sanchez
L Voit
J Votto

Steve Vachon
Steve Vachon
4 months ago

Streamonator loves home vs Pirates. His ERA/WHIP brutal however. What say you?

Steve Vachon
Steve Vachon
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Ha sorry Minor

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

My wife came up with three suggested words for a great pitcher who bombs:

1. Eagle Bomb
2. Success Bomb
3. Statbomb

hope this helps.

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

thanks Grey!

you have my wife’s day. you should see her smile!

martin

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
4 months ago

Was offered Stanton or Vaughn for R. Ray or Baz.

My current outfielders are Hays, Harris II, Soto, Pederson and O’Neill coming off of the IL in a couple of days.

My pitchers are Ray, Baz, Castillo, Strider, Cortes, Bassitt and deGrom on the IL.

I already tentatively declined. Do you agree? Would you rather have either of those guys over my current OF at the cost of Ray or Baz?

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Wendell T. Montgomery
4 months ago

Would take Stanton for Baz any day.

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
Reply to  B the Esq.
4 months ago

But would you be regularly starting Stanton over O’Neill or Soto? O’Neill hasn’t stayed healthy so far, but his last stint back with the team he looked pretty solid. Like last year.

3mango
3mango
4 months ago

Mornin’ Grey!
If you could conjure up a smell and look into your crystal ball (that’s under your bed covered in dust, lol) who would you start on Sat?
Ashby,Snell, or Urquidy? (Need K’s,QS,PTW)
Thanks, and see you in the future!

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Ashby at home vs DeJong (Pit)
Snell at home vs Long (SF)
Urquidy @ Oakland vs Blackburn

3mango
3mango
Reply to  3mango
4 months ago

I meant tomorrow, not Sat. ugh

3mango
3mango
Reply to  3mango
4 months ago

also, meant SPELL, not smell, bu that prolly works also..bwahahahaha! (drinking another pot of coffee)

trick dad
trick dad
4 months ago

We saw Javi-A vs. the Yankees and Javi-B last night

moneeman
moneeman
4 months ago

Who are you rolling with at 2nd base ROS: India, Senzel, Estrada

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
4 months ago

Good morning Grey!

10T 5×5 Category Keeper League

Please rank for ROS counting stats and Keeper potential for next year.

J. Yepez, A. Vaughn, N. Gorman, T. Pham or R. Greene.

If you had to drop 2, who would they be….

Thanks for all you do!!!

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Bigdadyb58
4 months ago

Forgot to add MJ Melendez…Thanks

Suicide Squeeze
Suicide Squeeze
4 months ago

“Only the Dodgers can turn a 27-year-old Quad-A player into Don Drysdale. ” Only the Dodgers would pay $16 million for a long relief guy.

I’ve got two trades I’d like to bounce off of someone not emotionally invedted…

12 team AL only Keeper RBI, SB+RUN-HER, OBP, SLG, W+QS, 2xS+H, ERA, WHIP

Which option would you prefer (looking at value beginning next year, salaries are for 2023 and beyond):

1) Witt $11
2) Witt $16 $16
3) Witt $21 $21 $21
4) Eloy $18, Sale $8
5) Eloy $18, Sale $13 $13
6) Eloy $18, Sale $18 $18 $18

2nd:
Tork @ $1 OY 24, or Vlad @ $21 for 23 and 24
for
Witt @ $11 OY 23, or Wander @ $21 for 23, 24, 25, 26

Would any trade for one of the first pair for one of the second be balanced or will a slight sweetening of the pot be needed on one side to make it go. I’m not looking to trade, I have Vinny and Vaughn for 1st, but the other guy wants a SS. How hard do I squeeze him.

Of course, if I pull the trigger on #1, #2 is moot, so I guess there is also the question of which trade scenario is better between #1 and #2. Also, I only have Burger @ 3rd $1, so Witt has value there for me and thus I am inclined to stand pat unless there is an upgrade for me overall.

Suicide Squeeze
Suicide Squeeze
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

My last reply was for the first comment, not the 2nd where you weigh in on Vladdy. The trade is either Tork or Vladdy for either Wander or Witt. You would rather Vladdy for 2 years than Wander for 4 or Witt for 4?

Suicide Squeeze
Suicide Squeeze
Reply to  Suicide Squeeze
4 months ago

that’s Wander @ $21 for 4 years, or Witt @ $21 for 3 (not 4)

Suicide Squeeze
Suicide Squeeze
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Yeah, my gut said the same thing, but I have a tendency to be loyal to my players, so I need that outside view. Thanks!

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Suicide Squeeze
4 months ago

What is the total budget and roster size? Who are your other keepers?
Whitt for 3 years looks like good value. I also like the Eloy and Sale for 1 year at those prices, assuming Sale comes back and stays health.

Im confused on the trade options……I would not trade Vlad for either of the 2 options in the second group, but I would trade Tork for either of the options, probably Wander if given the choice for the longer contract term.

Suicide Squeeze
Suicide Squeeze
Reply to  B the Esq.
4 months ago

B the Esq. Thanks for weighing in. 23 man $260 budget. I have Wander and Witt, am being offered Vladdy or Tork. So in my case, you would take Vladdy ($21 for 2 years) over Wander ($21 for 4 years) or Witt ($21 for 3)? And if so, you would expect to sweeten the pot to wrest Vladdy, if necessary? As for the first trade you would take Eloy $18 and Sale $8 for 1 year as easily as Witt at $21 for 2 years)?

Suicide Squeeze
Suicide Squeeze
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks

Sport
Sport
4 months ago

Grey the White!

If you are the equivalent of Gandalf the White, then does that make Altuve a Hobbit, and Alexandro Kirk a dwarf? I think Kirk with a full beard and axe could be intimidating!

Would you consider Robbie Ray a possible 2nd half target if the asking the price isn’t too high?

Just read the buy/sell on Patreon! Great stuff as always and several names I have or will grab as I move on from India for the year.

Thank you as always.

pwnightmare
pwnightmare
4 months ago

This is probably too easy, but:

Quality Shart – when a great pitcher gets rocked by a terrible team

Mike
Mike
4 months ago

I was thinking of dropping Manaea for Rasmussen since Manaea has been awful lately. However, I’m in a QS league (H2H) and Manaea does manage to get QS (11) vs Rasmussen (3). What do you suggest?

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
4 months ago

I need to do a lot of streaming as I went big on offense in my draft. everyday, I look to see how SON thinks a pitcher will do. If “he” rates a pitcher a 15 or above, I pick that pitcher up, even if other sites say to “sit” that pitcher. I’m not talking about ‘star’ pitchers, but mostly middling to low-end starters, like a Kyle Gibson or mike minor.Question: how much do you trust SON when deciding when to start a pitcher? If SON says the pitcher is worth it $15. or more, is that an automatic start to you? Can u tell us how much you rely or don’t rely on SON and how much is just an old fashioned “hunch” when deciding who to start or sit? Thank you!!

KailuaBoy
KailuaBoy
4 months ago

Aloha Bruddah Grey! Eloy or Mountcastle ROS?
Your better than the 6 0’Clock News for sure.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 months ago

Good morning & Happy National Dive Bar Day…or as I like to call it, my regular drinking spot day!

few quick ones for ya (all 12-team redraft leagues):

With Hendriks back, is Graveman a Hold or a Drop?

With the recent injury for J. India, is he a Hold or a Drop? – Senzel, K. Hayes, & J. Rojas out there as IF replacement options (1st 2 have double-headers today)

Similar to above question; but with Tommy Pham – got a double-header today; essentially how would you rank the following for this week/ ROS:

India
Pham
Senzel
K, Hayes
J. Rojas

Thanks as always!!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Dancin Homer
4 months ago

Scratch Senzel off the list; was just scooped up.

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 months ago

Would you drop Kopech or Stripling for Lodolo.
Razzball trade analyzer has

[email protected] $8
Kopech @ $3.80
Stripling @ -$5
Going by the analyzer Stripling is the drop

Mike
Mike
4 months ago

Who do you want rest of the way? Brian Reynolds or Teoscar?

Freedminds
Freedminds
4 months ago

Hey Grey,

Was offered Julio Urias and Bednar for my Montas and Raisel.

Little worried about this shoulder issue with Montas, worth buying a bit high to get the dodgers #2 ?

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Great thanks!

Do you have any worry with Frankie’s shoulder? Or just Uber caution with the A’s biggest trade piece

Peter
Peter
4 months ago

Hey Grey

In a 12 team h2h league with QS And saves+holds

I could trade the following:
joe Ryan or
Jordan Montgomery or
pivetta

For
Hader or
Pressley or
Helsley on STL
AND senzel?

Would you do that? I think hader is best option obviously but worried about joe Ryan ROS And have india as my 2B

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Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
4 months ago

Is Eloy now a difference maker the ROS or will he be an injury waiting to happen? I could get Gerrit Cole for Eloy/Eovaldi right now and replace Eloy with Mountcastle. You want Eloy/Eovaldi or Mountcastle/Cole ROS?

Chhh
Chhh
Reply to  Frank Rizzo
4 months ago

Not MMMG (my main man Grey), but Cole is the best player of the bunch, so I’d imagine Grey would say the Mountcastle side.

I love Eloy, but man does he give off some Chipper vibes. He’ll hit if he’s in, but that If has its own gravitational pull.

Boomer19
Boomer19
4 months ago

Morning Grey,

I’ve had a couple aces go in the last couple days that I have wagered on but they turned into Money in the Tank.

Boomer19
Boomer19
Reply to  Boomer19
4 months ago

Or maybe…the lowly Orioles “Raked over the Coles”?

John
John
4 months ago

Does Strider get shut down early? Might have a chance in my NL only keeper to trade $7 Strider (plus a hitter) for $36 Burnes. Thanks!

hothot
hothot
4 months ago

10-Team Keeper: I need SP help and McClanahan’s owner needs Bats.

I can only keep 3 of Devers, Betts, Trout, Luis Robert, Teoscar

Trade Trout or Luis Robert for McClanahan?

fausto
fausto
4 months ago

Trying to cram Laureano on to this team
10tm h2h
My OF
Teoscar
Eloy
J.Duran
Verdugo
Pham @UTIL.
Carrying an extra MI (Nico Horner to offset AVG because my current 2b is McMahon and my SS is Adames and together they form the Voltron of a .210 avg.
You swapping any of them for the upside of Laureano on a better team assuming hes dealt? Or wait for Eloy to tear something? (I think I secretly/subconsciously just want someone to tell me to drop McMahon).

And

16tm roto keeper prices included which side?

Sent Helsley($4), Lourdes($18), Marsh($4), Contreras(atl)($4)

Got: Eloy($27), S.Gray($18), N.Lowe($12), d’Arnaud($4)

Much Appreciated.

Last edited 4 months ago by fausto
Schmidt's Stache Rides
Schmidt's Stache Rides
4 months ago

Your posts bring joy to my crummy life!

12T ROTO REDRAFT

Need ERA and win help bad to have a chance

Give Schwammer, Oneil Cruz and Monty and get Gerrit Cole?

Go for more or try less without Cruz?

Was offered Manoah for Schwammer but………

Last edited 4 months ago by Schmidt's Stache Rides
Schmidt's Stache Rides
Schmidt's Stache Rides
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks G money!

Manoah IP limit coming?

Parksy704
Parksy704
4 months ago

Lauer or Springs ROS? I recently dropped Lauer for Springs as he looked cooked, but he supposedly changed his approach and pitched great on ’Merica day. Other drop option would be Taylor Rogers and punt saves (H2H saves only that counts losses against). What’s his deal these days?

Last question… what do we do with Taylor Ward? Still ranked 101 in my league. Trade him?

Thanks, Grey!

Parksy704
Parksy704
Reply to  Parksy704
4 months ago

Clay Holmes is my only other Rp if that helps

david
david
Reply to  Parksy704
4 months ago

I actually watched Lauer as I Started him in that game. Fast Balls straight down the middle of the plate would not inspire confidence against a better team.

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
4 months ago

As a Cubs fan, I absolutely hate how they do everything these days. Sitting Suzuki makes no sense and neither does batting you best hitter (Morel) 8th or 9th every day. The owners also act like are a small market team with no money to spend, its all embarrassing!

Vash
Vash
4 months ago

I might start Josh Winckowski tonight against Yankees.

My reasoning is, I need to develop trust in my players, so…….might as well. If he burns me he’s gone.

If he throws a gem, I’m good. If he’s blah…I’m good. If he sucks I’m cursing up a storm. It’s called the glass being 2/3’s filled….or a third empty. We shall see tonight.

Last edited 4 months ago by Vash