(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY THIS WEEK ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $10/MONTH.)

Leody Taveras reminds me of how Marshall Applewhite, the co-leader of the Heaven’s Gate cult, made everyone change their name so it ended with -ody. Too bad he had his entire cult leave behind their earth skins, like they were dry potato skins at TGIF’s that was lacking some sour cream, because Marshall Applewhite would be walking around right now gleefully, “Whody on First? Whatody on 2nd? I don’t knowody on third? Becausody is supposed to be in center, but Leody has replaced him.” That’s Marshall Applewhite, known Hale-Bopp comet and fantasy baseball lover. He called himself Bo and his co-leader called herself Peep (or vice versa, I don’t know), but it’s funny to think about the one guy in the cult who was prolly like, “Hey, uh, guys, Little Bo Peep is one character, and you’ve separated the names into two. It would be like two people renaming themselves Michael and Vincent after Jan-Michael Vincent.” Any hoo! Leody Taveras was a sleeper of mine last year; loved him because of his ability to hit for power and steal some bags, while having great contact, but that fish got flushed when he didn’t pan out. Hows’ever, Leody’s still only 23 years old, has 70-grade speed, surprising power, and he’s currently hitting. That’s right, he’s returned from the dead! (Like those Heaven’s Gate people anticipated.) Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Francisco Alvarez – Here’s a scenario for you: Mets trade for Jose Ramirez and send Francisco Alvarez, who immediately becomes the catcher, because: Why not? By the by, there’s going to be four teams competing for the playoffs, and another handful of teams that just happen to slide through. Parity, baby!

Nick PrattoRoyals’ Pratto sounds like a subset in OK! Magazine from pics snapped at Harrod’s. He hasn’t been playing every day, which hurts him, but I do like him if the playing time is ever there, and right now with the deadline trades, Pratto’s playing time is about to take a sudden bump. Oh, and Sal Perez is at 80% rostered, and should be at 100%. A little Buy I snuck in.

Jose Miranda – The best bat since the break? Hmm, Aaron Judge. Number two is Adolis, then Jeimer, well, you can look at the 7-day Player Rater, but Miranda is doing well.

Seth Brown – He was out on paternity leave this week, but hitting well prior to that. Hitting really well nine months ago. Hey now!

Darin Ruf – Fun fact! His full name is “Who let the Darins out? Ruf!”

Ramon Urias – The goofiness of ESPN ownership numbers really shines through with the 2nd basemen. Andres Gimenez is rostered in 100% of RCLs and was under 50% at ESPN; he’s a top 10 2nd baseman on the year. Urias is narrowly missing being rostered in 100% of RCL leagues; on ESPN, he’s at 23%.

Nico Hoerner – Not sure why I find it so fascinating, but Hoerner’s at 35% rostered, and Segura at 62% says so much about ESPN’s ownership numbers. It kinda gives it all away, tee be aitch. As for Hoerner, he’s putting up numbers that are gonna sing to me like a siren this offseason. The Siren of Sleepers, by which I mean that super bizarre movie Sirens with Elle MacPherson that I used to watch with the sound off as a teenager.

Donovan Solano – Didja know Donovan didn’t want to tack a Junior onto his son’s name, so he named him, Minivan? Many people don’t know. Dot dot dot. He’s been hot.

Joey Wendle – Every year there’s one week that Wendle gets hot. Welcome to that week!

Bryson Stott – Head on over to the charity fundraiser, Stott’s Tots, and don’t be a Dunder head, because you miss 100% of the Stott’s you don’t take.

Jeimer Candelario – Recently, in the Detroit Free Press, Jeimer compared himself to LeBron, and you might be thinking, LeBronchitis, the French variant? No, LeBron James, and when I read that actual quote by Jeimer, I laughed very loudly. Also, I just gave you my Jeimer Canderlario fantasy, which is just me laughing at that absurd quote.

Alec Bohm – For such an in-your-face onomatopoeia of a last name, Bohm is not bombastic at all, but more of a singles/doubles hitter.

Ezequiel Duran – Kinda hate Globe Life Field. It’s a bottomless pit of warning track fly balls. Duran keeps going under the radar, but he’s got power, speed and won’t kill you on average, like that view, amiright?! Listen, I have to hold back some of the better Duran Duran puns if there’s gonna be three Durans in the majors.

Cavan Biggio – True, boring story alert! I go through each position and look to see who is hot, then list them in order from catcher to outfield, going around the horn. So, I saw Biggio hitting well on the 7-day Player Rater for 1B, 2B, 3B and OF, and for each position, I was like, “Meh, no one’s really picking him up, are they?” Finally, I relinquished, and listed him, but is anyone actually picking him up?

JJ Bleday – Already gave you my JJ Bleday fantasy. It was written while sliding down a fire pole to change into a new outfit.

Raimel Tapia – Mentioned this on the podcast the other day, I was on vacation during the break, and I saw Tapia had a huge game on Friday, and I couldn’t enjoy myself because I wasn’t sure if I had Tapia in my lineup. Totally normal vacation stuff! Nope, my brain isn’t polluted by fantasy baseball at all, why do you ask? Any hoo! Tapia was in my lineup and crisis averted, and only after ruining five hours on my Friday night.

Victor Robles – If he’s moved to the leadoff slot, but in a lineup where he’s the best hitter, has Robles’s value changed for the better, worse or stayed the same? Please show your work.

Kyle Lewis – If you’re wondering, I looked at Mitch Haniger too (he’s not hurt again, is he?), but he’s rostered in over 50% of leagues, so not eligible. What’s the Vegas odds that Haniger and Lewis will both be healthy at the same time? 50 to 1? Haniger and Lewis is a Vegas show where they come onto the stage and hurt themselves. “And for our next trick…Damn it, my hammy!”

Kyle Isbel – With Andrew Bronxintendi Benintradi’d, Isbel stands to gain playing time. So far, he’s done little with it, but he’s got Speed, Opportunity and Power. SOP that up, baby! I sound like I’m running a WeWork-type start-up. “Get up on your desks! Yes, even Martha! Someone help her out of her scooter and onto her desk. It’s SOP it up time!”

Reid Detmers – Kinda interested in him in general, but this is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to its local soup kitchen.

Braxton Garrett – I’m very interested in Garrett, and this isn’t even a Streamonator call. “It says ‘A warm hug in every bowl.’ I can’t have the soup because it will rust my insides, but a hug sounds nice.”

Zach Jackson – Ya know things have gotten bad when you’re looking to handcuff an A’s closer, when the A’s themselves can’t even be bothered. A’s go around misquoting Ivan Drago, “If we win, we win.”

Josh Staumont – Here’s the thing, if a closer is traded, it’s likely because his team has no chance of winning, so the guy taking over isn’t exactly moving into the best situation. Scott Barlow gets traded and Staumont becomes the closer, and *places hand under armpit, makes farting noise*. Also, there’s a chance these handcuffs could move too. So, Barlow and Staumont move, who’s next up? Which is what is said as the Royals’ relievers take a number, and Matheny pulls a number from a hat.

Felix Bautista – Would be nice to see the Orioles try to get better, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Did I just say Jorge Lopez will be relieving for the Cards? Maybe I did, maybe I didn’t.

Mychal Givens – Feels like the number one lock for getting saves in the coming days since David Robertson is all but guaranteed to be moved, and watch Wick get moved too. Shame Candlestick Park isn’t around anymore. Wick would’ve lit that place up!

SELL

Brandon Drury – Our DFS writer, The Great Knoche, mentioned the other day how Drury was only drafted in two of 1306 NFBC leagues. That’s crazy. Some of those leagues are 50 round jobbers. What insane value you got from the Rural-Juror this year, and all that is about to end! I kid. This Sell is a tiny bit of a limb like how Jose Altuve is precariously balanced. If Brandon Rural-Juror stays with the Reds or is traded to the Yankees, then his value doesn’t take a hit. If he goes to the Yankees, then they just need Joakim Soria to have the Judge, Drury and Mexicutioner. If he goes to the Dodgers, Rangers, Mariners, Mets, do I have to continue, Twins, Guardians, well, let’s just say there’s a lot of places Rural-Juror could go that deflates his value. Even the Yankees worry me a bit. Great park and lineup (similar to the Dodgers), but they might actually see the Rural-Juror as a platoon bat. They have just too many weapons. This is not to say I don’t suddenly think RJ will fall off, but trades to contenders don’t always help a player’s value. If he stays put in Cincy, then I think he’s likely fine. If the Reds don’t trade Rural-Juror though, then they might consider a frontal lobotomy. So, don’t trade the Rural-Juror for a free entry into a Dance Dance Revolution contest, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
15 days ago

How about that Hunter Renfore? Never doubted him for a second!

Elsewhere in the OF, might as well own Ozuna as Franmil, right? His stolen base today is probably the most interesting thing he’s done for me.

Michael B
Michael B
15 days ago

1. Out of these available hitters who are your top 3?
Available hitters: Jean Segura, Kyle Lewis, Jarred Kelenic, Nolan Gorman, Seth Brown, Aledmys Diaz, Oneil Cruz, Trayce Thompson, Kyle Isbel, Joey Votto, Alec Bohm, Yuli Gurriel, Eddie Rosario, Patrick Wisdom, Isaac Paredes, Luis Rengifo, Luke Voit

2. How good so you expect Mitch Haniger to be? Top 20 outfielder rest of season i think is within the realm of possibility

3. Essentially same question but for Alex Cobb, how good so you project him to be? I looked at his statcast and was shocked, the guy has the makings of a verifiable ace, but he’s just been rocked for no reason at all?

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Michael B
14 days ago

I said “so” rather than “do” that was a typo pay it no mind

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
15 days ago

Hey Grey, hope you are staying cool. If you could indulge a few questions.
a) 1st SP to drop between Pivetta or Corbin. I know they both suck badly at the moment.
b) Please rank the following bats: Candy; E Duran; N Lopez; Hicks; Kwan; or Stott
c) rank the following SPs E. Cabrera; Cutter; Keller; Greene, Taillon or Kikuchi?
Thanks as always

Gotime
Gotime
15 days ago

12tm H2H pts dynasty
-1AB +5Hit +92B +123B +15HR + 2SB
+7IP + 2K -3Hits -3BB -12HR
Already in the running this year $400 budget 40 roster
Would you move $14 McCullers $3 Roansy $21 Carlson for $39 LouBob or hold?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
15 days ago

Please rank ROS: Sal Perez, Tellez, India, Josh Rojas

Michael B
Michael B
15 days ago

Could you rank these pitchers? Charlie Morton, Alex Cobb, Ian Anderson, Jesus Luzardo, Domingo German, Roansy Contreras, Keegan Thompson, Jeffrey Springs, Sonny Gray, Andrew Heaney, and Joe Ryan?

Out of those guys i have Ryan, Heaney, and Gray, I also have oneil Cruz as more of a bench bat with Robert and haniger expected back by Monday, so I could potentially drop him if entirely necessary.

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Michael B
15 days ago

Also Braxton Garrett and Camilo doval are available if that changes anything

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

So would you drop oneil Cruz for Cobb or Ryan for for Cobb? Or Anderson instead? Or both.

Russowl
Russowl
15 days ago

12 team redraft

Drop Kirby for any of the following ?

Also holding T. Rogers (SD) through the trade deadline if he doesn’t regain closer role who would be your second pitcher to add ?

Skulbal, Singer , P. Sandoval,Suarez , b,Garrett , Springs

Last edited 15 days ago by russowl
Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Russowl
15 days ago

Alex Cobb also Available

herschel
herschel
15 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. would you drop kirby for either taillon or singer? both? seems like there are going to be limiting his pitch count ros.

ED44
ED44
15 days ago

Hey Grey, how do you see Cruz ROS in roto redraft?

He is in my U spot, want to drop him for Bohm or another hottie but worry Cruz will go off

Also, Montgomery is a drop right? Starting to look like waiver fodder to me

Last edited 15 days ago by ED44
herschel
herschel
15 days ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. need a 2b ros. which two do you like from this scrap heap? gorman, aledmys diaz, schoop, solano, stott, duran, biggio, wendle and rengifo.

thanks!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

thanks! also, i have pena as a bench bat. would you trade him straight up for india or ramon urias to try and fill the 2b gap?

J C
J C
15 days ago

No questions just a blow off of steam about Berrios. I lived through his garbage and the second I drop him he reverts to being an ace ….good lesson to just bench 90%+ owned players instead of dropping them.

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

Yes and his last several outings have been very good albeit against spotty offenses. He has always been risky…like Castillo. Only matters come playoffs where I hope he blows up so I can stop beating myself up lol.

Johnson
Johnson
15 days ago

Reid or Detmers today?

Johnson
Johnson
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

Sorry haha Detmers @ TEX or Lodolo @ BAL to stream today?

Johnson
Johnson
Reply to  Johnson
15 days ago

Sorry haha pickup Detmers @ Texas or Lodolo @ BAL to stream today?

Gotime
Gotime
15 days ago

Morning!
12 team H2H pts, close week … need to start 2 out of:
Morel @ SF (Rondon),
Walsh vs. Tex (Duning)
Carlson @ Was (Gray)

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
15 days ago

Mornin’ Grey,

Not sure you’ll see this in time, but worth a shot.

10 TM, NL-Only, H2H (OBP). I need the ABs today, and Ruiz is not playing. William Contreras is there. Worth dropping for the possibility of Ruiz getting claimed before I have a chance to pick up again? I’d roll with Contreras if I knew he was going to continue to play. Seems likely with Duvall out unless they make a deal for another OFer.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
15 days ago

Hey Grey,

Thanks for answering the other question below.

Who do you drop of the 3? More concerned with ROS potential:

Seth Brown
Kyle Lewis
Tyler oniell

Thanks!

c762062790
c762062790
15 days ago

Peralta and DeGrom back this week!! Who to drop from Kershaw/ Jon Gray/ Gonsolin/ Clevinger?

Sandman
Sandman
15 days ago

Hey Grey,
Lost oniell, Estrada and Julio yesterday,

Devastating stuff.

Who is the replacement for Thairo? LF for a potential ROS replacement since I only get 4 adds a week.

Aledmys Diaz
Nico Hoerner
Kolten Wong
Eduardo Escobar
Santiago Espinal
Gio Urshela

Thanks!

c762062790
c762062790
15 days ago

Drop Taylor Rogers for Seranthony?

Saint
Saint
15 days ago

Assuming the following will get the majority of save opportunities for their respective squads after the deadline, please rank the top 3:

Finnegan, Scott, A. Diaz, Houck, Bautista

Thank you

ED44
ED44
15 days ago

hey Grey love ya!!! Well, I mean not that way but for what you do LOL!

12T yahoo ROTO Redraft…I HAVE TO drop some SP, no choice

Need to drop 2, and not regret it..

I own Woodruff, Morton, Peralta, Mikolas, Springs, Bassitt, Monty, Walker, Manaea

ED44
ED44
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

Thanks dude!

Forgot also own Joe Ryan, still drop Manaea and Springs over him?

J C
J C
15 days ago

Please pick top two from this list. While none can address all team goals, they are to increase average, power, stolen bases, decrease strikeouts.
Vaughn, Candelario, L Urias, IKF, Walsh, Fletcher, Wendle
Thank you

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
15 days ago

Hi Grey ,

would i be crazy to start Aaron Ashby at Boston today?

i usually use Razz dollars to decide which position player to start. is that a good metric? Do you any other metric?

thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

great question. i was looking at Ashby’s streamonator. i did see one espn reporter recommended to start him. what are your thoughts?

i appreciate all your hard work in answering all these questions!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

thanks!

aardvark
aardvark
15 days ago

Who is the better pick up? Santander, tellez, kwan or nimmo?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

If I already have Yelich, adames and renfroe would you still go Tellez?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
15 days ago

Goood morning & happy Sunday!

Looking to stream Brubaker today to try and get that QS, but having trouble on who to cut.

Roster below:
12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: O. Cruz
OF: Yordan, Teoscar, Julio Rodriguez
UTL: Arraez, L. Taveres
BN: Carp

SP: L. Webb, Manoah, Kirby, J. Ryan, P. Lopez, H. Greene, R. Stripling, T. Rogers (IL, but only get 3x IL spots)

RP: Hader, Bednar, J. Duran, Alexis Diaz

IL: DeGrom, W. Franco, Barlow

Also, you rolling out Kirby today @ HOU?

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

Thanks & even though SON doesn’t “hate” Kirby, i don’t trust him @ HOU at all… appreciate the reaffirmation.

Also, you still holding T. Rogers in a 12-team league?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

Sorry (too many Rogers), in this case, I’m referring to Trevor Rogers (SP – Miami)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
16 days ago

Did you see Sho’s home run? My word.

andfog99
andfog99
16 days ago

Start Gonsolin at Coors?

Hamporter
Hamporter
16 days ago

Good Evening,

12 team H2H categories redraft and currently in 3rd. I have a lot of rookie pitchers: Strider, Kopech, Gonsolin, Ryan that will probably be on pitch counts. I have DeGgrom coming back that I got in the 21st round, so that’s like playing with house money. Would you trade Kopech for Story for a late playoff push or do you think the sox will be careful with him moving forward? Thanks!

Hamporter
Hamporter
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

Would Rizzo work?

Michael B
Michael B
16 days ago

1. Dustin may reportedly “dazzled” in a rehab start and touched 99.9 with some really nasty looking stuff to pair with it. What are your thoughts on this guy? Better than the likes of any of these guys? (Sonny Gray, Joe Ryan, Camilo doval, (i have 3 other closers) and Andrew Heaney?)
2. I have quite a bit of pitching and a potent offensive lineup, (but I’ve emptied my bench to load up on pitching and I have 2 guys on my IL coming back soon) so ill list my offense and pitching so you can see what I’m dealing with as far as needing to drop someone

Offense:
C: Alejandro Kirk
1b: Pete Alonso
2b: Tommy Edman
3b: Manny Machado
Ss: Bo Bichett
2b/ss: Willy adames
1b/3b: Jake Cronenworth
Of: Juan Soto, Whit Merrifield, Randy Arozarena, Adolis Garcia, Julio Rodriguez
Utility: O’Neil Cruz
Bench: empty
IL: Mitch Haniger (on his way back) Luis Robert (should be back very early next week)

Pitching:
Sp: Jose Berrios, Tyler Mahl, Framber Valdez, Tarik Skubal, Sonny Gray, Joe Ryan, Cristian Javier, Andrew Heaney, Frankie Montas.

Rp: Emmanuel Clase, Ryan Helsley, David Bednar, Camilo Doval

Saint
Saint
16 days ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

Perhaps I’m overthinking this, but Travis has been miserable in July. .196 AVG, .214 SLG, .477 OPS 0 HR, 4 RBI. His June was great. .304 AVG and 7 HR’s. Chalk this up to a bad month and ride him my for my next 5 matchups and playoffs or grab Kelly? Kelly 30 Day 199 wRC+, 7 Day 207.

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

Hello again,

1). Please rank the top 3 bench bat options from the following:

Rojas, Bohm, O’Neill, Rowdy, Lux, Voit, Ramon, Profar

2). How many bench bats do you usually roster in my league format?

3). Drop one of the following to activate Luzardo or hold?

Lauer, Sandoval, Ashby, Lodololo

Thanks again kind sir!

lwomack58
lwomack58
16 days ago

M. Keller seems to have been pitching much better over the last two months. Would you stream him vs Phil.

Herschel
Herschel
16 days ago

Great call on the Rockies signing Bard. Would be awful to be a Rockies fan.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
16 days ago

I’ll give you three guesses as to why Hunter Renfroe is hitless since his last home run…

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

It’s all good everyone, he just hit another one today, keep calm and carry on loving the power bat

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
16 days ago

You’re welcome.

Pete4192
Pete4192
16 days ago

ROTO redraft, you need saves and ERA help but just acquired Woodruff and Mikolas

You have Peralta coming back, you A. keep him, B. trade him right now for a closer

If trade, what caliber closer can I expect now in return? Trade deadline soon, cannot wait to trade him….

Pete4192
Pete4192
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

God I wish, my league are jerks! Our trade deadline is in 10 days so not sure I have time to let Freddy showcase a game, or he could suck LOL

Thanks man, you and your site rock!!!

Crazy J
Crazy J
16 days ago

I’d like to see a til-daddy power exposition for August… AND September!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
16 days ago

Hi Grey,

A couple of pitching questions:

1. I was going to start the Marlins’ Pablo Lopez at home against the Met’s Taijuan Walker. Do you agree?

2.I was going to sit the Brewers’ Eric Lauer at Boston who is starting Nick Pivetta. Your thoughts?

3.On Sunday, I was leaning to sitting the Brewers’ Aaron Ashby at Boston who is starting Josh Winckowski? Your thoughts?

Thanks!!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

thanks so much!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
16 days ago

Hey Grey! In my keep forever League I’m being offered Burnes ($10 next year) for my Acuna ($38) next year. What do you think?

As fyi, I’ll be keeping Devers and Yordan in the low 20s and can keep guys like Freddy P ($10), Wright ($8), and Javier/Kirby ($3). Also have Harris II, Eloy (16), Oneil (11), Bryce Harper (36), and Adolis (12).

Thanks!

Big Dog
Big Dog
16 days ago

Hey Grey…I hope you are starting to feel better.

I asked you about dropping Kimbrel earlier but forgot to ask if Lance Lynn is droppable at this point? It appears that he didn’t allow many baserunners last night but he did allow 4 homers against a terrible A’s lineup.

His next two starts are against KC so they are obviously good matchups but that is why I held him for last night’s Oakland start. :-)

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
16 days ago

Good Morning Grey,

I hope you’re continuing to get better. I am looking at making a couple of moves to strengthen my team after next week’s match up. Hopefully Segura will be activated late next week.

Trading India, Cronenworth, and Cooper for Morel and Voit 3 weeks ago (before India turned it up and Morel really crashed) has definitely backfired. I wish I would have gone with J. Rojas instead of Morel or not have traded at all. What’s done is done though.

10-TM, NL, H2H, OBP

A.  Lamb is just a fill-in until Segura comes back. I can move Morel to 3B and hope he starts hitting.  Would you add Solano, Luis Garcia, Vosler, C. Hernandez, or Arcia over Lamb once the Dodgers are done in COL?

B.  When Segura is back, would you stash Rios on IL?

C. If J. Turner hits the DL, any chance Vargas gets a call, or does L.A. continue to use a combination of Lamb, Hansel, and McKinstry?

D.  Alek Thomas isn’t doing much lately. I’m wondering if it’s time to move on. Please rank these hitters.  Solano, Wade Jr., Lars, Myers, Odubel, Mazara, Jace Peterson.

E.  It’s possible I lose Mahle and/or Lauer to AL. If so, please rank the following to add:  Miley, Hudson, Ashcraft, Freeland

F.  Are there any guys in AA or AAA that you think might get the call and worth a roster add over any of the guys in “D“?

Feel Better My Dude! 

Current Roster:

CA   Ruiz 
1B   Walker
2B   Morel 
3B  Lamb 
SS   Edman
INF  Voit
OF   Acuña
OF   Soto 
OF   O’Neill
OF   Harris II
UT   A. Thomas
IL   Segura

SP  Alcantara, Webb, Gray, Cobb, Mahle, Lauer, Quintana, Garrett
RP  Ta. Rogers, A. Diaz, Finnegan, Melancon

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

I appreciate the feedback. McKinstry to Cubs = bench role, or I wonder if they platoon Morel since they’ve already demoted him to 9th.

Thoughts on Vientos when he gets the call, especially if the Mets don’t do anything beyond the Naquin acquisition for a hitter? If he is indeed their DH, you like him as my only bench bat, or would you continue to roll with my pitching staff as is?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

$400M? You think that’s where Soto ends up because of STL’s need for SP more than a bat, and Yanks possibly going All-In on Ohtani now that he’s available? I could handle that. I’d much prefer him a Dodger for now, and many more years.

Battiest call tonight for a MI?
Hansel @COL (Freeland) batting 5th
Paul DeJong @WAS (TBD with Fedde IL’d) batting 7th
Luis Garcia vs. STL (Hudson) batting 7th

Should I give the Mustard Man a try since he is fresh from AAA and looking to impress?

Last edited 16 days ago by pugs slugs
martinrostoker
martinrostoker
16 days ago

Hi Grey,

would you start Cron at Colorado vs Kershaw or Rowdy Tellez at Boston?

Thanks!

martin

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

Thanks!!

Ben
Ben
16 days ago

Hi Grey,

12 team mixed keeper league. My team is competitive but unlikely to crack the top two, trying to make a move to stay top 3.

Would you send any of Tim Anderson, Albies, or Semien for Matt Olson and Doval?

Would you send any of those guys for Olson and Edwin Diaz?

Would you send Musgrove for Abreu and Doval?

Are you taking 1) Machado and 2) Betts over each of Anderson, Albies, and Semien in a keeper? Guessing both of them over any of the latter three.

I’m having some trouble valuing Albies for next year, he seems to have lost a step even without the injury. Do you think he’ll be a top 25 player?

Thanks!

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  Ben
16 days ago

Trade Anderson or Semien, if you can do the Musgrove one then do that. Keep Albies.

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

Thanks, and thanks Capt Obviuos. Doval has been kind of useless of late for saves so wasn’t sure whether I was overvaluing him, or whether Olson was worth spending one of my guys for. Sounds like you both think Olson’s worth it.

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

You’re taking France above Abreu, right? Thanks again.

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  Ben
16 days ago

Also Betts is best. Probably would keep Albies over Machado but whatever to win now because it’s close anyway.

mattdips
mattdips
16 days ago

Hey Grey—
Trying to serve up a trade to add pitching and a hitting buy low.

Offering Teoscar/Gilbert/Laureano

Getting Woodruff/Morton and deciding between Seiya and Oneill. Who’ do you rather? 10 team categories. Thanks!

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

Thanks! Let’s see some deals already-I feel like my whole league is waiting to pounce on Felix and others lol

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
16 days ago

Morning Grey Money! Grey Cheddah! Grey Cabbage! Grey Bread!

What, am I making a moldy sandwich? Anyway…
I’ve been enjoying your daily writeups as per usual, but I’ve attempted to stop writing you every other day on here seeing as how you have about 500 other people doing the same thing. So of course I am now coming to you, hat in hand, seeking your wisdom.

Trout owner in my league looking to cut bait (ow my back). He made me an interesting offer:

His Trout, Schwarber, and Bieber

for

My Stanton, Josh Bell, and Jon Gray

I know you had Schwarber in your sell last week – he still a sell? Bell likely going somewhere nice which will only help is stats. Trout is a question mark. Stanton is also an injury-prone mound of meat (ow my achilles – also another food reference – Gonna eat after I post this.) Gray is definitely looking gray-t, but Bieber ain’t no slouch either (maybe regression on the horizon?). So my question is who would you rather have? What would Grey do?

Thank you very much!
-IANASM

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

Sorry, I wasn’t paying attention. Just daydreaming about Trout’s perfect calf muscles.

-You still worried about Schwarber?

-Also, unrelated, but drop Franmil for Josh Rojas?

Thanks again!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

Thank you very much!

Sandman
Sandman
16 days ago

Hey Grey,

I hope you’re doing well.

1) do you think Taylor Rogers is permanently out of the closer role- if they don’t trade for anyone ? Would you add Luis Garcia ?

2) who do you drop? Eovaldi or Jeffrey Springs

Thanks!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
16 days ago

Good morning Grey!

With Seattle acquiring Castillo, there are rumors of Kirby losing his slot and going to the pen to continue to manage his innings. At a minimum it appears there is a 6 man rotation set up.

Who would you be looking to add as a potential replacement- Snell who looked strong again last night, or Heaney who is set up for a 2 start next week, though could be limited on innings?

My drop options:
Could drop Franmil who is not getting regular starts and is dragging my OBP down, to wait on more info about Kirby, or could just drop Kirby and Franmil, which would allow me to add one of the above pitchers and Santander who is smoking hot lately.

This is a 10tm QS & OBP redraft.

Thanks!

Big Dog
Big Dog
16 days ago

I was able to finally rid my soul of Taylor Rogers earlier this week. Is it alright to absolve myself of Kimbrel as well. These “Saves” are killing my team. LOL

It is a 10-team league with Saves+Holds as a category.

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
16 days ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

Would you stream one, both or none of these guys in a 12 teamer?

Ranger Suarez @Pit
Cueto v. Oak

Nick Schmeltz
Nick Schmeltz
16 days ago

Miranda, 10 for his last 18…Twins bench him last night. LOVE it!

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Nick Schmeltz
16 days ago

I saw that on Yahoo as well this morning but he actually did play last night and went 0 for 4. Not sure why Yahoo shows him as benched.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
16 days ago

Taylor Rogers leads the league in Saves – and blown saves. Quite a stat!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
16 days ago

Hey Grey I do have a Q?

I have about 29 Adds left in my 74 cap Keeper.

In 1st and I’m not overly concerned about my team even with the loss of Jazz, Harper, Stephenson, and Devers (coming back Monday)

OPS AVG R HR RBI SB

C – Grandal
1B – Riley
2B – B Lowe
3B – Devers
SS – Edman
OF – Soto
OF – S Marte
OF – Suzuki
UTIL – Gimenez
UTIL – Naylor
B – JJ Bleday
B – Tavares
DL – Jazz
DL – Harper
DL – Stephenson
NA – Burleson

Keeping 8

Jazz
Harper
Soto
Riley
Devers
Marte (but I’m kinda trying to trade him via age, but I can get 2-3 more good years out of him lol)
McClanahan
Manoah

My Q is would you drop anyone for Wisdom?

Simple as that. Thanks!

J C
J C
16 days ago

You riding Miranda or prefer L Urias come September?

J C
J C
Reply to  J C
16 days ago

Skipped! Ouch

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
16 days ago

Thanks!

Chhhhh
Chhhhh
16 days ago

Holy Hell

Castillo’s good and all, but Marte AND Arroyo (and two arms?). Did the Reds fleece the Mariners?

J C
J C
17 days ago

Clevinger and Yandy for Walsh and Wendle. Fair? Value close?
Our league values hits of any kind and walks so Yandy has more value than he does in a 5×5 but curious to your thoughts

Team 12
Team 12
17 days ago

thank you

Team 12
Team 12
17 days ago

india or castellanos in dynasty obp

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
17 days ago

Grey,

Dammit. I’m in first in my keeper and I don’t come here to vent, but I’m doing it without Harper, Jazz, and Devers. My pitching surprisingly has been fine injury wise, losing Manoah is going to destroy me lol.

Fak!!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

I know. MAYBE this will have the TOR Front office flipping out and they trade Moreno and Martinez for Pablo as you know I’m a Marlins fan, lol, but knowing the Marlins, the Jays will say (reminiscent to having the choice of Nicolini or Synderguaard in the Reyes Burhle trade and taking Nicolini) pick any 3:

Moreno, Gurriel, Martinez, Francis, Jansen, Dallas

They’ll take the later, 2 pitchers and Jansen, lol.

As you know I’m a Marlins fan. One can dream.

No questions today! Thanks Grey!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Too bad we aren’t the Marlins GM. Lol. We know what they Need and Martinez and Moreno fill those voids as Joe Mack is years away, but they rather trade 3 top 30 prospects in their system for Stallings so yeah. Josh Naylor and Luis Castillo for Andrew Cashner proves my point. Rebuild and trade your first round picks the following year lol.

Update: contusion, X Rays negative. Phew!!

Have a great weekend!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
17 days ago

6×6 OPS & Holds 10-team roto redraft
I traded Lopez and Sewald for Cole. This seems like a good thing, yes?

lwomack58
lwomack58
17 days ago

Who is the best pickup for possible saves

N. Martinez, L. Garcia, Diaz or Bautista 
Thanks

herschel
herschel
17 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. ray/polanco for arenado/josiah gray?

MarkyMike
MarkyMike
17 days ago

OOF just lost Rogers! 45 saves (9th) but11 from 4th

Trade Schwarber for Hader, Liam, Clase or Edwin?

I own Seranthony, Finnegan and Bautista

MarkyMike
MarkyMike
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

TY good sir

Wait a few days to see if I hit pay dirt with Jackson or Bautista?

herschel
herschel
17 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of these guys next week. who do you like?

rosario – 3 vs ari, 4 vs hou
miranda – 3 vs det, 4 vs tor
pena – 3 vs bos, 4 @ cle

thanks!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
17 days ago

Ugh… Bud Black just removed Rogers from the closers gig in SD.

Better chance for saves for the next 1-2 weeks till trade deadline moves shake out:
Luis Garcia (SD)
Diaz (CIN)

Thanks again!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Thanks. U taking Garcia over Jackson and/ or Bautista (forgot to include them above).

Thanks again!!

toolshed
toolshed
17 days ago

Trevor Rogers to the IL is the best thing that’s happened to one of my teams all year. It’s a dynasty league so I didn’t want to cut him.

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
17 days ago

Brady Singer or Michael Kopech ROS?

prey879
prey879