Before Lewis Brinson (3-for-4, 3 RBIs) homered twice (6, 7) on Wednesday, I wrote him up for the Buy column this week — which is available now on the Patreon. I had included him, because I saw recently that Lewis Brinson was hitting near-.350 in the last two weeks, and had hit some homers, so I was pumped to open his Statcast page to see improvement and! And! AND! Well, no, not entirely. He’s been better than he has been for Launch Angle, getting good wood on ball and xBA is up, but, damn, he still misses so much. If you lift balls with good wood–Wait, are we still talking about hitting? Right, right. Yes, good things will happen. Brinson is hitting balls as hard as Tatis, Verdugo, Story and Walsh. Clearly, great guys to be mentioned in the same breath, but they all make far more contact, and have three-plus times as many at-bats. This last few-week stretch has been great, but when I called him recently Byron Pennieston, because he was a poor man’s Buxton, it still applies. Of course, I’d still grab Pennieston in any league. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Bryan De La Cruz – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Fun fact! He’s actually four men. It’s Bryan and a De La Soul cover band that sings in Spanish. Pluggo Uno, Pluggo Dos, Pluggo Tres y Bryan!

Sandy Alcantara – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.52. Someone asked yesterday if they should start, Alcantara, and I honestly don’t know the Streamonator‘s score on him from yesterday or anything. I know literally nothing, except I’d start Sandy anywhere except Coors in shallower leagues. In NL-Only, I’d start him even there.

Drew Pomeranz – Hit the IL with forearm soreness. When you’ve had forearm soreness since March, and have hit the IL three times in four months, you should be able to sue your team for negligence.

Framber Valdez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.09 vs. the Rockies in Houston. There’s no worst team on the road than the Rockies. Yes, I’m considering the Pirates. The Rockies have a 9.8% HR/FB. Their team on the road hits collectively about as well as Yandy Diaz.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. The French Terminator is Le Back.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (19) and legs (14), hitting .257. Ozzie hit that one off of Lucas Sims to win the game, which is exactly what David Bell wanted to see before anointing Sims his closer.

Joey Votto – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homer. Votto overheard two nerds verbally dueling it out on whether or not Votto is a Hall of Famer and he was like, “Nuh-uh, nerdos, I’m Joey Votto and Imma let you finish after I make my case for the Hall of Fame across an entire season.”

Will Smith – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.86, and yet another blown save. Last night, Snitker was woken in the middle of the night with Walkman headphones on his ears and someone from the future telling him he better start letting Dick-Rod close. Honestly, everyone in the Braves’ pen is better than Will Smith.

Jed Lowrie – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .256. He’d be 2nd on the team in homers if he were still a Mets player. Skull emoji dripping from the eyes which makes you realize it’s actually an ice cream cake.

Elvis Andrus – 2-for-4 and a slam (3) and legs (10). Heard the Oak Ridge Boys’ Elvira on the radio the other day, and every time they’d sing, “Elvira,” I’d add in Andrus, and Cougs would say, “Are you doing that to annoy me?” And I said, “No,” and I absolutely was!

Starling Marte – 2-for-5, 1 run, and his 31st steal. I have nothing illuminating to say that you don’t know, but Marte is stealing every day and looks like a lock for 40+ steals.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.98. Ended up watching some of this game, and there were moments yesterday when Montas looked like a put-your-hands-down-the-questions-period-is-over ace.

Cal Quantrill – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.13. Quantrill is having Plesac’s season and Plesac is having Cal’s. Doesn’t matter what the Streamonator says right now, I’d start Quantrill in almost all matchups.

Johnny Cueto – Hit the IL with a right flexor strain. That’s too bad because he was having a decent season, but now the Giants will just have to give some lucky fan the ball and turn them into a key contributor to their division-winning team.

Buster Posey – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer. If you accidentally drafted for 2012 this year, you did okay.

Brandon Crawford – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer. ACKCHUALLY, if you just drafted Giants, you’d be doing great.

LaMonte Wade Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. *chains rattling, ghost noises* Boo…It’s the Ghost of Past Buys. *standing on a chair, screaming* Ghost be gone!

John Curtiss – Hit the IL with a torn UCL in his right elbow. Wait a second! Tampa Bay, get over here right now and explain what you traded to Milwaukee two weeks ago! Tampa, get over here right now! Explain yourself! Tammmmmpa! We told you to stop taking advantage of other teams!

Corbin Burnes – 8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 15 Ks, ERA at 2.23. How long until he’s a Yankees pitcher with a 4+ ERA? Two years? Three? Okay, okay, we can bask in his splendor before throwing the poo-poo platter at him. It takes until after the clock strikes midnight and my bedtime for the top 100 best starts of the year tool to refresh (it’s free, check it out), but I have to imagine Burnes’s start will be near the top when I wake up on Thursday. Burnes, Wheeler, deGrom then Cole for 2022? Does that bother anyone? With health concerns on deGrom, I mean. No? Okay. We have time to figure it out.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .226. Brewers score ten runs and Yelich has a good game for him in 2021. Man, he’s sad.

J.T. Realmuto – Left yesterday’s game after a foul tip hit his mask. Sounds like Covid restrictions on a porn set.

Mookie Betts – Hit the IL with “Are the Dodgers cursed? In this powerful essay written by someone who has rostered Cody Bellinger in multiple leagues all year, explore the darkest depths of the Dodgers’ curse for winning a Mickey Mouse World Series.”

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer, and four homers in four games. See, it only took him being unusable for six of the last six months of baseball!

Matt BarnesRed Sox will be giving him a few days off. Can they make those days off the previous five where he gave up like a zillion runs? No? Damn. Adam Ottavino would be who I’d look to for vultures.

Xander Bogaerts – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, a cheapie vs. a position player. Pitching a position player is essentially forfeiting, but I wonder if any MLB managers would actually forfeit if that was an option. I’d imagine Kevin Cash would, knowing it’s a waste of time. It’s also bizarre more teams don’t pitch a position player when they’re *up* by fifteen plus runs. Why waste a reliever to close out a game the other team forfeited?

Nathan Eovaldi – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.92. Red Sox had a 5-0 lead after two innings, and Eovaldi just hit the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.

J.D. Martinez – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .294. Was it Wong driving in Just Dong? I don’t think it was, because the universe would’ve folded in on itself.

Josh Fleming – 3 1/3 IP, 10 ER, 17 baserunners (!), 3 Ks, ERA at 4.96. Fleming just made a strong case for himself as a LOOGY.

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 40 homers in the last 163 games. Well, it’s still somewhat worth saying if there was a tie, play-in game.

Ross Stripling – Diagnosed with an oblique strain. “I don’t want to speculate, but he’s not gonna make his next start that’s for sure,” said manager, Charlie ‘You Kill My Father Prepare To Die’ Montoyo. Charlie is also painfully obvious.

George Springer – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 15th and 16th homer in like ten games. Also, in this game, Teoscar Hernandez (2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs) hit his 18th homer and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 13th homer. The Jays were facing the Angels. Would it shock you that Dylan Bundy started this game? By the by, have we started to worry about Vladdy Cakes since he’s left the Buffalo Wild Wings Stadium?

Alek Manoah – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.59, at 114 pitches. Uh, not sure why he was in the game that long, but I’m gonna be the high person on Manoah in all leagues next year, assuming I’m not in any leagues with his mom.

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 38th homer. Only Angels with 38 homers and five triples in a season are Ohtani and some guy named Mike Trout. At this point, I’ve reached my “Why did Michael Jordan really retire from basketball, was it an unknown suspension” level of conspiracy for Mike Trout’s calf injury.

Zack Britton – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.28, as he got his first save. Britton saving the Yanks? What is this pre-1776? We don’t need your stinkin’ tea and we don’t need your self-serving saves! Get your powdered wig and blotchy skin out of here! I’m so mad! Also, because I had Green and Lasagna on different teams. Sigh, I guess this is a three-man saves shituation. I don’t think it’s just Britton’s job.

Tyler Wade – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 9th and 10th steal. Wade ramming SAGNOF up the keister of anyone who says he’s useless.

Brady Singer – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.42 as he was activated from the IL. The Royals are playing for nothing, so they’re actively trying to hurt their pitchers’ arms, but sending down Olivares. Oh…*walks to the top of the Statue of Liberty, screams out the crown*…kay!

Carlos Rodon – Hit the IL with should, er, he pitch anymore this month since the White Sox have a playoff spot locked up and we might need him a lot in the playoffs? The White Sox shortened it to “shoulder.”

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4 and his 21st homer. Meh, he’s only tied with J.D. Martinez, Manny Machado, Austin Meadows and Kyle Tucker with 21 homers. No biggie.

Adam Wainwright – 9 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.27. Wainwright feels like he could retire after this year, or just-as-efficiently pitch for the next decade.

Anthony Santander – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. You can wait until he cools off before picking him up, but not really the optimal way to play this thing called fantasy baseball.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.10. Went to look at the Streamonator, then I had a 30-second heart-to-heart with myself and I came the conclusion I wouldn’t stream Skubal in a league where he’s streamable, and I would just start him in a league where he’s rostered. The Have A Catch 22.

Akil Baddoo – Hit the 7-day concussion list. Baddoo said to reporters, “I feel totally fine, and could someone reach above my head and shoo away the birds flying in a circle?”

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Moon Shots
Moon Shots
11 months ago

Yo Grey,

I moved Brinson for Orlando Arcia and Steven Duggar in a 30-team dynasty league with deep ass rosters. What say you?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
11 months ago

I hate closers!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
11 months ago

Grey,

Sans Cal and Taillon as they were picked up because I hesitated and went to bed…

In my keeper with 9 drop adds left for the season I need SP.

I am trying to trade as discussed earlier.

I have 2 open roster spots.

Would you use drop adds to roster any of the following pitchers, AND, would you use you 1 waiver claim on Zac Gallen?

I should have used it on Sale but whatever I hesitated then too.

Marco Gonzales
Zac Efflin
Zac Gallen
Zac Plesac
Jesus Luzardo
Aaron Civale

Lol. All Zac’s

Which pitchers should I use at least 3-4 of my final drop adds on? I’m fine with hitters you have seen my roster above. I also want to use a couple of RO it’s a S+H league.

Thanks Grey

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Nothing better than having your fantasy player sit for a game where his team scores 17 runs. Yep, feels SO good.

speill
speill
11 months ago

Trade Patric Sandoval for Jorge Soler? I’m Leaning Soler

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
11 months ago

Drop Finnegan, Barlow, clase or Graveman when antone comes back? SVHD league

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
11 months ago

Canha or Amed

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

I know either would be a detriment to my batting average, but beggers can’t be choosers. Sano or Duvall for a bench bat. (to replace Baddoo). And is the winner likely to stay after Baddoo returns?

Thank you.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
11 months ago

Random thought: Lance Lynn looks more like a guy you would see at a truck stop McDonalds then a professional athlete

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Ha! Good point

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Finnegan blew it.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Bryan Reynolds Sunuvabench!

Russowl
Russowl
11 months ago

Redraft roster Vasquez it darnaud?

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Russowl
11 months ago

Or

Love this game
Love this game
11 months ago

Thinking about 2022 and the #1 pick.

If Tatis doesn’t get shoulder surgery there’s risk with him making multiple IL trips or worse a season ending injury. If he does get surgery, how long until he gets his swing back and back to the production you expect from him?

Acuna’s knee injury is a 9 month recovery. Power comes from the core and legs. How long until he feels confident in the knee and his swing? What about the willingness to let him run?

Which would you take – or do you grab Ohtani or Vlad instead?

Way too early, but fun to think about.

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

Dammit Means

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Is Houck up now for good? Would you rather own him over careasco? Or the Irish panda?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
11 months ago

Sorry carrasco

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I was referring to Patrick sandoval. I should have said that. My bad

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I heard that from nick pollack. I’m not that creative

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

my Villar > Chapman back in the early summer is looking good – though it’s due to all those injuries

I moved on from Villar since he hasn’t been stealing bases, or even attempting to run lately but I might have to go back in

Michael b
Michael b
11 months ago

1.Brinson or Santander?
2. Should I expect brinson to remain good? He could be an adolis Garcia type of pickup, hes a first round draft pick who is very athletic and was supposed to be good (to tell you the truth I dont know anything about him personally I just read this, and apparently it wouldn’t be unreasonable for him to be good now)
3. Is Luke voit worth an add? he will get playing time while rizzo has covid but when rizzo comes back he’ll lose almost all of his playing time

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
11 months ago

Cal Quantril or Luis Severino ROS?

Kcc26
Kcc26
11 months ago

Bader or Pham going forward?

Thanks!

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
11 months ago

Chapman no ABs. 5 BBs. 3 runs. Swing the bat!

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  The Great Knoche
11 months ago

Haha. In a game where the A’s score 17runs!!!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

at least he didn’t strike out 5 times!

Bald Dome
Bald Dome
11 months ago

Thanks to yourself and some other amazing people at Razzball, I had a day yesterday (no Tildaddy, Laureano, Buxton, etc to the 4th power) that moved my pants without my hands. Xander brought over Votto, Wade Jr, Pollock, Framber and Gausman. Thanks.

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
11 months ago

Greey,

Better speculative pick up for saves Ottavino or Briton?

Alps
Alps
11 months ago

With Cntreras hitting the IL
Who would you pick up
Nola or
Elias Diaz

hondo
hondo
11 months ago

Any idea WTF is up with Canha?That procedure he had done on his hips is beyond me.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  hondo
11 months ago

I guess he reads Razzball in the dugout.He was 0-5 but just got a double.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I guess he’s a hustle guy that you want to root for,not a real raw talent guy with a higher ceiling.Those surprising SBs were nice but I guess they’re gone.Can’t help but like the guy but I guess hips don’t lie.

Happyharry
Happyharry
11 months ago

Hey Grey. 11 team. H2H. Need one-DiDi or Santander?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
11 months ago

Hey Grey nice write-up,

Drop Kelenic for Santander or Duvall or hold kelenic? Thanks

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
11 months ago

Sorry, had another question. Need to find an everyday 2B or 1B on the waivers since I’m starting B. Lowe and Moose as my only 1B/2B duo.

Guys on waivers are: Nola, C. Hernandez, Lourdes, d’Arnaud, Cron, Belt, Aledmys Diaz

CrapOnAsticK
CrapOnAsticK
11 months ago

Freakin Yelich he sucks
On his way to another oh fer today
U SUCK YELICH

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
11 months ago

Grey ros

Sanchez grandal or darnoud

How close for #1 is it, i honestly feel like if grandal beats sanchez back from IL im picking him up

Misc1234
Misc1234
11 months ago

Hey Grey:

12 tm mixed redraft

Would you rather start Alzolay @MIA or Luzardo vs CHC tmw?

Who would you drop out of this list to pick up one guy from above?

SP: Wheeler/Berrios/Rodon/Trev Rogers/L. Garcia/Wood/Quantrill/K Muller/Gil/Ynoa
RP: Hendriks/Graveman/Givens/Tyler Rogers

Misc1234
Misc1234
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks Grey

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
11 months ago

Assume a pitching staff of Castillo, Fried, Gausman, Josiah, Musgrove, and Taillon with Rodon on IL. Thanks to a couple of recent trades, hitting wise, I’ll have Trea at 2B, Straw at SS, and Meadows, Riley, Reyes in the OF, with Bellinger and Bell at 1B/Util, and Adell on the bench. It’s a H2H league, but I rank dead last in 4/5 offensive categories (except steals). With that in mind:

1. I was offered their Brantley and LeMahieu for my Musgrove. Accept/Reject/Counter?

2. Who should be my last add of the week? Brinson and Santander are hot, but I don’t necessarily have an obvious open slot for them. Pitching wise, the wire is thin, with options including Carlos Hernandez, Maeda, McKenzie, Megill, Walker plus German and Gil (assuming either starts in the near future)

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
11 months ago

Hey Grey, shallow league, can you rank the top 2 or 3 of this bunch for me please? No specific categories needed, just looking for overall value.
– Belt, Santander, Brinson, Amed, Wisdom, Lourdes

Thanks Grey!

McZero
McZero
11 months ago

Stassi or D’Arnaud?
Adolis or Santander?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
11 months ago

there’s a whole youtube post about how clearly high bellinger is most of the time (it spans back to when he was like 14 or something all the way to near present day).

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Francona lets the Sox have fried chicken and beer – outrage!!!

Roberts lets Cody play stoned – genius!!

Umpy70
Umpy70
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

is this serious? They let him play stoned??? no way….

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I have a hard enough time loading the dishwasher properly whilst stoned, couldn’t imaging trying to hit a baseball coming at me at 95MPH.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Slimcompoop
11 months ago

you are not chronic enough then my friend ;)

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  jason batteiger
11 months ago

Link?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Keeks
11 months ago

Nvm, found it hahaha this is great

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Keeks
11 months ago
FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
11 months ago

I want to invent a time machine so I can go back to April and smack myself for feeling smug about not drafting Eloy Jimenez.

I drafted Adalberto Mondesi, instead.

cable
cable
11 months ago

just a thought …..

there might be better fantasy baseball infromation sites around but I’m sure nobody works harder than you…thanks for what you do it helps

herschel
herschel
Reply to  cable
11 months ago

there are no better fantasy sites around.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
11 months ago

What’s good Grey?

“Has anyone ever dressed like a carrot then gone into horse stables?” HAHAHAHA

Thank you.

Cohen
Cohen
11 months ago

Please pick 2 best streamers?

Josiah Gray home vs Braves
S.Gray at Philly
Price home vs Pirates
Kapirillan at Rangers

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
11 months ago

Shoot, forgot to ask about a 2B-batty-call today:

– Tyler Wade (hope he gets me a SB)
– Luis Urias (hope he continues to light up my Cubs)

Thanks again (again)

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you kindly!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Urias’ line today:

5/6, 5R, 2HR, 5RBI, 0SB, .833AVG, 3.167OPS…

seriously Grey….couldn’t get me a SB?? c’mon now!

I don’t think i’ve ever had a better batty-call in my life. Thanks for the advice!!

PDXExpress
PDXExpress
11 months ago

Good morning Grey!

I’m already thinking ahead to next week’s Sunday night lineup lock, 5×5 QS, 12 teamer.

Bassitt question – he’s been $ all year, but his only rough starts have come against Houston and Dodgers, and weirdly, Seattle twice. Next week he starts twice – @CWS and SF at home. He’s great – but those two teams are killing it right now.

Start, or find a streamer? (Or run an extra reliever – S/Holds league). I guess put another way, should I bench him or roll the dice w/ a pickup that Joey Bart or the robot recommends?

Thanks!

Oh, and for what it’s worth, Sims came in in the 11th inning after Givens and Lorenzen already pitched. That team will be so happy to have Antone back, till they destroy his elbow…

PDXExpress
PDXExpress
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Ha! I know.

Thanks on Bassitt- I got too cute w/ him once before this year and he rewarded my strategery with a gem while on my bench.

Have a good one!

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
11 months ago

For RCLs..
1.) Does the Lothario like Muller today in ATL vs CIN
and
2.) Houck in BOS vs TB?

SON no likey
THANKS!

Drew
Drew
11 months ago

Thanks Grey!

Wondering if Votto is worth a trade offer in my 16-team OPS keeper. I’ve got Muncy at 1B right now, but could move him to 2B (replacing McMahon) and slot Votto as 1B.

Would you trade a SP and maybe McMahon for Votto?
SPs are Wheeler, Woodruff, Gausman, Manoah, Morton (though Votto owner traded me Morton last year), and Flaherty coming off the IL.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
11 months ago

Happy National Vinyl Record Day, Grey!

Even though he got the “W” yesterday (honestly didn’t even notice till this morning), is there any reason to hold Chad Green?

Also, is there anyone in the Yanks bullpen (Lasagna / Britton) worth owning in 12-team leagues where there’s no Holds?

thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Fair enough; I need to drop 1 player to activate Wick and then another so I can stream Luzardo.

My current pitching staff looks like this:

SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Means, Sonny Gray, McClanahan, Megill
RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, C. Green, Lasagna

Obviously Megill is gone, but who else should I drop?

Thanks again

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Appreciate the assistance as always!

jah
jah
11 months ago

Hey Grey,
I’m second-guessing my Luzardo pick up-and-stream decision. It doesn’t help that the weather has changed so many projected starts this week. I can only start so many SP’s during my weekly H2H points matchup.

Please help me choose 3 of the following starts:
Hendricks (-13.6 on SON) vs MIL/Woodruff (+21.5)
Ohtani (+5.4) v TOR/ Berrios (+10.1)
Luzardo (+15.3) vs CHC/Alzolay (+6.6)
Greinke (-0.6) @ LAA/Sandoval (+2.8)
McClanahan (-4.8) @MIN/Pineda (-17.0)
McCullers (+6.5) @LAA/Detmers (+2.8)
Wood (+22.7) vs COL/Gray (-9.2)

Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Damn SON likes Luzardo over Alzolay in that matchup? I chose the other side of that stream.

omar
omar
11 months ago

10 team Weekly H2H 6×5 (standard + OPS)

Give Shohei (hitter) and C. Seager for Tatis?

Gotta log jam at If/Util (currently having to sit one of Seager, Votto or Adames). 3 player keeper. Shohei is probably one of my keepers for 2022. Seager is not. Tatis would obviously be a keeper for me in 2022.

Too much of a risk?

Jeffe
Jeffe
11 months ago

Need to activate Hader. Drop Josiah Gray, Houck or Clase? My other closers are Reyes and W. Smith. Would prefer to have four closers.

Bill
Bill
11 months ago

Grey

Verdugo or Santander?

Thanks!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
11 months ago

how bad did i fck up traded Bellinger anf Sale for Bichette…

I feel like a loser

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

sorry man i am spinning a bit mentally… i got scrambler eggs for brains thanks

Leslie F Clarke
Leslie F Clarke
11 months ago

Someone … somewhere …. some time … has to have the answer to the question: Where on Earth did Christian Yelich go ? Don’t they ? Seriously. Anyone ….? Gray … ? Buehler …?

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Leslie F Clarke
11 months ago

Ask Connor Joe.

MarvPesos
Marv
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week

I’ll be dropping Conforto, L. Gil and R. Detmers so I have 3 guys to pick up.
1) Sanchez is supposed to be back but is there someone worth grabbing for my C spot in the mean time?
2) Who are your top recommended pick ups? (can pick up 3)

WIRE
HIT – Y. Molina (c ), E. Diz (c ), Y. Gomes (c ), A. Nola (c ), L. Brinson, J. Soler, C.J. Cron, S. Hilliard, H. Bader, R. Ortega, E. Hosmer, M. Straw
PIT – M. Pineda (TB), J. Luzardo (ChC), M. Minor (StL), T. McKenzie (@Det), Z. Davies (@Mia), K. Freeland (@SF), J.A. Happ (@KC), J. Barria (HOU), B. Anderson (@PIT)
RP – A. Colome, G. Soto, K. Finnegan, D. Willaims, M. Givens, A. Ottavino

My team:
C –
1B – J. Votto
2B –K. Marte
3B – J. India
SS – C. Seager
CI – P. Goldschmidt
MI – J. Schoop
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – T. Hernandez
RF – C. Yelich
Util – S. Marte
BN – T. Mancini
BN – A. Toro
IL –G. Sanchez COVID
IL – G. Torres (IL)

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – S. Ohtani
RP – J. Hader (RP) COVID
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – M. Barnes (RP)
P – M. Fried
BN – J. Means
BN – T. Mahle
IL – T. Glasnow (IL)
IL – A. Civale (IL)
Thanks, Marv

pizza5788
11 months ago

Would you drop Pham for Brinson

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
11 months ago

ROS and keeper-wise – Brendan Rodgers or Jo Adell?

Gracias Muchacho!

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Now that Toro has 2b eligibility in ESPN, do you like him or Cesar ROS and in a keeper?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Trevor Rogers was placed on the Parental Leave LAST Tues 3(-AUGUST!) ; that was 9 days ago. Is this different than the “medical emergency list”? I’m thinking I’d be better with this as a “streamer” slot instead of waiting out a Miami start?

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

He’s on a innings limit. If it’s not a keeper league, you can let him go.

Kari R
Kari R
11 months ago

I would like to give a huge applause to RotoWire Baseball writers for winning “Ass Holes of the Year Award”. I do not have a social media account but I would like to thank Grey for allowing me to voice my opinion when I feel that baseball has so many ignorant people from A – Z.

Marlins’ Trevor Rogers: On family medical emergency list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire
Rogers was placed on the family medical emergency list Tuesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

This is similar to a player being placed on the bereavement list, and Rogers must remain on the family medical emergency list for at least three days but no more than seven days. That means he will not make his regularly scheduled start Thursday at home against the Mets;

? “Rogers will likely return during this weekend’s series in Coors Field, which could be a big blow for his fantasy managers.” ?

However, if he spends six or seven days on the family medical emergency list, he would instead start next week in San Diego.

A Big Blow to Fantasy Managers.?? I was hoping I read that sentence wrong. There is no way for RotoWire to take that stone-hearted comment back.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

There’s more blurbs to be stomped these days than there are writers to stomp them. Sooo much laziness around the inter-webs. Lets get-a stompin!

ash
ash
11 months ago

I was expecting alot more from Devers when I saw the Boston score. One lousy RBI?

ray
ray
Reply to  ash
11 months ago

Thank god….I am facing him this week. Flemming is actual kind of a sneaky tough matchup for him.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Well, Flemming sucked, but Devers only had one hit…

ray
ray
11 months ago

Mateo or Yonny Hernandez ROS?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yea…..either one is “Will sell myself on a street corner for a SB” territory….

Kcc26
Kcc26
11 months ago

12 team mixed keeper:

Which side do you prefer (keeper rounds in parentheses)?

A: Cole (1)
Story (2)
L. Hendriks (4)
K. Hendricks (5)

Or B: trea turner (1)
Wheeler (4)
Will smith (closer) (12)

moneeman
moneeman
11 months ago

12 team std roto – in hunt for top 3 payoff spot – who provides more value ROS for 2 possible trades – no special category needs:
1 Muncy or Burns –
2 Walsh or K Jansen

NUX
NUX
11 months ago

Calling the 2022 Bailey Ober sleeper… perhaps?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I hear ya. And, well, i guess… you heard it here first! Grey didn’t rule out a 2022 Ober sleeper post :)

I got the monocle on Puk right now too btw. Looked great the other day in like the 6th. If he keeps this up the rest of the way, I wonder if they just keep him in that pen for 2022. He did something, made a change over the last few months with the arm slot I think.

Umpy70
Umpy70
11 months ago

Grandal on rehab assignment. Him or Haase ROS (obp league).

OddBall Herrera
OddBall Herrera
11 months ago

I am waiting with bated breath for the “What should you do with the empty roster spot created by Chris Davis’ retirement” analysis.

Har har har

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Aquino facing another Lefty today. He’s really earning his kibbles this week!

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

kibblies?

Seth
Seth
11 months ago

Hi Grey! NL-only roto keeper league question. There’s a big complex trade I’m considering, but the piece of it I need help with comes down to him offering either Kyle Hendricks or Kyle Gibson for my Sandy Alcantara or Yu Darvish. So:

1) Who do you think will be better ROS: Hendricks or Gibson
2) Who would you more rather hold on to ROS: Alcantara or Darvish
3) All that said, am I correct in assuming you’d deal either for either Kyle? Sandy’s been inconsistent, despite last night, and who knows what’s happening with Yu. I think either Kyle replaces their value ROS just fine, but wanted to run by you. (In the trade I also get Freeman, who I need — I just don’t want to screw up the pitcher part of the deal.)

Thanks!

cable
cable
11 months ago

In The Spirit Of The Day

“Shoeless” Joe Jackson: Is this Heaven?.
Ray Kinsella: No…..It’s Iowa

h/h points 12 team redraft weekly lineup set….

hate to do it but need a ( 1 )closer for next week from this group

Barlow
Givens
Clippard
Bednar
Patton
Finnegan
Colme
Hand
Britton

Texas Y’all
Texas Y’all
11 months ago

ROS in points league

Canha or Voit

Straw or Franco

Thanks

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Rowdy Tellez is DTD with knee discomfort. Sigh, I should have just punted 1B this week and went with Tyler “Sagnof” Wade.

Jayrod
Jayrod
11 months ago

Good morning Grey!

Hope all is well!

I saw Tigers brought up Renato Nunez to fill in the gap for Baddoo and other ILs. Any looks at him as a potential add in AL only ROTOs?

He killed it last year and has solid ABs with stats in TripleA (20hrs 64rbi)

Might be an incredible reach and just a wait and see move. I grabbed Yonny Hernandez for SBs but worried about him overall.

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
11 months ago

Amed, Adolis, or Cron in Coors?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
11 months ago

Closer question:

Currently rostering Jansen, Trivino, Clippard, Givens and Nick Anderson.

Britton, Ottovino and Dick-Rod are all available.

Swap any out?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
11 months ago

Here’s hoping Brinson can continue doing what we’ve hoped he could do for years. I’m not holding my breath, but this time feels a bit better nonetheless. Fool me thrice…..ugh.

I have a couple of questions:

1) Benching Kyle Hendricks today, right?
2) What are your thoughts on deGrom in 2022? I know he’s elite, but do you think he’ll be relatively healthy or is this the start of some winding road of injuries? I feel they’re being overly cautious now for a playoff run, but wanted your opinion.

3) With a trade deadline happening today, I have an abundance of 1B due to roster construction and free agent signings. What would your strategy be?

Planning for next year, I have Vlad $1, Voit $1 as my 1B and Util/backup at 1B.
I also currently roster Olson at $51 and Goldy at $26.

The market for Olson and Goldy has been dry. I have one competing team interested in Olson and one rebuilding team interested in Goldy. Not many people want bigger contracts despite the fact that both can help them win some money this year. I’m currently in first by a lot, but I don’t want to give up keeping my lead this year just in case.

Which of these scenarios would you do:

A) Keep Olson and Goldy and come next draft, put them back into the player pool and use that $77 to sign someone else.
B) Trade Olson and/or Goldy for less than I feel that they’re worth, giving me rosterable pieces for next year’s team. I know for certain I could get a $1 Max Fried. Absolutely not worth it, butted be my SP4 or SP5 next year.
C) Trade Olson and/or Goldy for whatever I can get, but only to teams that probably can’t catch up to me in the standings, just to help maintain my current lead. Anything I acquire should be kept for 2022.

Any thoughts would be great. Appreciate you as always.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks Grey….time to unload to the bottom of the league (if I can). Woohoo!

Also, Hendricks against the Brewers.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
11 months ago

Offered Lou Bob for Abreu….what side you got?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
11 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

1) Do you like either of these streams for tomorrow?
– Alzolay @Mia ($6.6)
– Pivetta v. Bal (-$1.5)

2) Is Karinchak droppable at this point? Hasn’t been great, Clase with last 4 saves. Other potential save options available:
– Sims, Antone, Britton, Wick

harris
harris
11 months ago

Oh the joy of putting on the 9th inning of the Dodgers game and see Cody hit a meaningless ( to them) homer. Maybe he gets hot hot for a while. Maybe he was tired of hitting 8th, and possibly losing at bats. Either way. I’m tied for 1st place, but its H2H so nothing really matters until the playoffs and you have a good week or you don’t. I’m concerned about Gausman, Rodon, and Peralta, sitting more just as I need them most, would be ironic if Keeper Kenta and Yikuchi wind up saving me. I do have a question. Toro or McNeil ROS. Thank you in advance.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  harris
11 months ago

he was hitting quite badly in way better spots than 8th that’s just lately. he’s seemingly in bryant-like “i’m going to keep playing with this injured shoulder don’t need to get it fixed yet” land. the data isn’t deep enough yet to just be sure on that (thank god) just yet. bryant’s was for about 4+ years. bellinger’s isn’t much more than 4ish months by now.

William Hung
William Hung
11 months ago

unless there’s a stat correction, Chad Green got the rare dub & hold yesterday. Didn’t realize the Yanks had a bullpen game to allow that to happen. Feel like there’s a good trivia question somewhere in there

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
11 months ago

it’s crazy that pomeranz has been hurt with the same injury almost all year but still EVERY time has been great anyway, how common even is that.

20 teamer h2h dynasty with bunch of stuff added h2h: relief wins, relief appearances, holds, K/9, K/BB. need minimum 9 TEX players at all times in season, and losing gallo’s left my good team (top 5 routinely, 1st right now but h2h luck i’m probably like normal a top 5 team) with it’s only TEX players being injured or prospects almost entirely, this is why i have the best 2 TEX RP and need to keep them almost certainly. also have joely rod, leclerc, evans, leody, jung, winn, big willie.

have: graveman, pressly, pagan, clase, j.barlow, patton, hudson (6 RP slots, 1 P slot and max 1 BN pitcher (so i have 6 SP/7 RP))

drop which for bender, just dropped by somebody? probably over the also quite good hudson or pagan (i’d think graveman/pressly good to hold onto as handcuffed)

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
11 months ago

not joley rod he’s on NYY. j.hernandez i have.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator