This fall on Disney+ It’s LoGi! A Seattle Mariners pitcher,  Logan Gilbert (6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.13) discovers his worst case scenario is still better than 95% of pitchers and decides to show them suckas. Critics rave, “He really shows them suckas.” “Suckas be shown,” another critic pronounced. “Showing suckas isn’t easy, but It’s LoGi makes it seem effortless.” The thing with starting pitchers is there’s just too many of them. In 2023 fantasy, the Scherzers, Coles, deGroms whoevers will be drafted early, but at a certain point, all those schmohawks drafting starters early will let up on the gas and draft hitters. While those hitters are being drafted, guys like It’s LoGi will just be sitting there, and you’ll be like, “Did I really just draft a starter who had a barely-3.00 ERA last year at pick 75?” And the answer is, as always, yes. There’s just so many pitchers that guys always fall through the cracks. Then next year It’s LoGi is again a 2.95 ERA guy and everyone like, “Damn, I can’t believe I drafted Gerrit Cole in the first 15 picks when I could’ve waited for It’s LoGi.” Yeah, no kidding. It’s always like this. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Santana – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer, and fifth homer in the last six games. Oye schmotato yay! Wait until next year when there’s no shift and Carlos Santana is hitting .400 through two months and everyone is like, “The game! They’ve ruined the game!”

Ty France – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer. Hey, that’s not a homer that’s a French fly!

Jose Suarez – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.11.  Jose Suarez had a 2.14 ERA over his previous last eight starts, going into yesterday’s game. That ERA prolly went up now. Sad trombone followed by the sad wail of a sea lion who just found out it’s not really a lion.

Nathan Eovaldi – Threw a 65-pitch simulated game on Sunday. There was a five-minute break in the simulated action while a simulated fan ran on the simulated field, screaming, “Death to infidels!” The simulated news reported.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 0 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.15, as he was lifted with a perfect game after 68 pitches thrown. I’d love to shake a fist at the clouds and scream about pitchers nowadays and “in my day” but I’m alive and this is kinda my day. I can’t have this day? Only Zoomers get this day? What kind of BS is that? Would I love for Scherzer to throw 100 pitches? Sure, but he just returned from the IL and the Mets need him in the playoffs. So, yeah, I get it.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (36) and legs (5), hitting .267. Albombso!

Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer. With Vogelbach back in Milwaukee, Tellez had to get a tater anywhere he could.

Corbin Burnes – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.12. In the 2nd half, he has allowed 37 runs in 71 IP for a 4.69 ERA. We might just get a chance to draft him next if he falls to 50-ish on the board. Do we want to? Absolutely!

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 25th homer. That was his 32nd leadoff homer and 11th this year, which I believe is only two off the record for a season. AlSo hit 13. Um, Alfonso Soriano, not “also” the word.

Drew Rasmussen – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.92. “So many guys going for their first of two starts this week, why am I not seeing any wins on my team? Hello?” I say as I shake my computer screen where my fantasy team has burned an imprint on my monitor because it’s been on there for six months.

Wade Miley – 3 IP, 7 unearned runs, 3 ER, ERA at 3.48. The Marlins?! You’re facing the Marlins?! C’mon, bro! It wasn’t even that much of a ticker shock, either. Sure, it’s great so many runs were unearned, but it was still the Marlins! The Marlins! Now I don’t know if I’m hoping he makes his 2nd start this week or is injured and won’t start. This weekend I’m gonna be saying, “The Pirates, bro?!” Aren’t I?

Christopher Morel – 1-for-3, and his 14th homer. Morel seems like a fun guy.

Trevor Rogers – Will miss the remainder of the season. Finally, some good news! I’m not being sarcastic. Seriously. It’s hard to tell, huh? Yeah, for me too.

Edward Cabrera – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.91. Streamonator seemed to be telling me to stream every two-start pitcher this week. At least this one kinda worked!

Jon Berti – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (35, 36), hitting .249. Well, sure, because it was vs. Miley, a sorry excuse for a major league pitcher!

Charles Leblanc – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Also, in this game, Bryan De La Cruz (2-for-5, 4 RBIs) hit his 10th homer, a grand slam off Miley. Heard of killing ’em with kindness? Marlins kill ya with “Guys you’d find on the side of a Fantasy Milk Carton.”

Nolan Gorman – Optioned to Triple-A Memphis, as he was told, “You don’t have to NoGo home, but you have to NoGo here.”

Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .207. His career really derailed, huh? Member he used to be a threat to be a top 20 outfielder? Now he’s not even a top five outfielder on the Braves.

Austin Riley – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 37th homer. Could he sneeze on Matt Olson?

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. Carl’s Jr. Jr. has all but disappeared this year. Could say he’s In ‘n Out of people’s minds.

Thairo Estrada – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. The Greatest American Thairo as played by William Katt.

Joey Gallo – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer. “Carlos Santana and Joey Gallo leading the league with .404 and .401 through two months.” That’s an announcer next year when there’s no shift.

Clayton Kershaw – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.39. Something I don’t mention nearly enough is old pitchers are better than old hitters. Not entirely sure why, but it’s true.

Tyler Alexander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.91 vs. Tyler Wells – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.25. This matchup was billed as, “Why are you telling me a Tyler did well and not Tyler Wells pitched good?! Don’t tell me it’s grammar thing! Please don’t tell me that!”

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. He’s being paid $32 million this year or $8 million per homer.

Josh Naylor – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer. He had one homer previously in September and was hitting .206 this month, after hitting .198 in August. So, yeah, I’d like to see a bit more.

Luke Maile – 1-for-5 and his 3rd homer. The Maile man delivered that bomb (like an actor in a non-speaking role in a Unabomber made-for-TV movie)!

Amed Rosario – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (11) and double legs (15, 16). Guarantee you he will be drafted so late compared to where he’s already ranked on the Player Rater this year, i.e., people don’t realize how valuable Rosario’s been. Here’s one comparison: Who will be drafted first next year: Amed Rosario or teammate closer, Emmanuel Clase? Yes, apples/oranges, but they’ve been essentially the same value-wise and people are going to draft Clase in the top 50 overall next year. How do I know? They did already this year and Clase hasn’t disappointed enough.

Cal Quantrill – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.56. Streamonator will never like Quantrill, due to the lack of Ks, but if you’re looking for a chance for a win and ratios, I’m fine with starting him.

Sonny Gray – 2 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.08, and left with hamstring tightness. Love digging a hole for myself on Monday. Gray’s velocity was down 1.7 MPH on his fastball, and was out after 44 pitches. Besides that, he looked great!

Luis Arraez – 1-for-3, 1 run, hitting .317. The AL Batting Title is so close Arraez went from first to third, then back to first all in the matter of three at-bats. Arraez and falls based on one pitch, one at-bat, one shot, one opportunity. To seize everything he ever wanted! One moment! Would you capture it or just let it slip? Yo.

Nick Gordon – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, as he hits cleanup. I know he’s not his brother Dee, but it’s just so funny anyone in any way related to Dee Strange-Gordon is a cleanup hitter. Two brothers cannot be so unlike that batting Nick Gordon cleanup makes any sense. I don’t care if the two brothers are DeVito and Schwarzenegger.

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Gotime
Gotime
8 days ago

Pts league +7 IP +2 K, -3 Hits and Walks -12 Homer
Need 2:
Roansy @ Yankees
Crotes vs. Bos
Mikolas @ SD
Shane vs. Tor (not sure injury news)

Last edited 8 days ago by Gotime
Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
9 days ago

Thank You Thank You Thank You for telling me that you didn’t trust Stripling!

Would you start Wheeler tomorrow fresh off the IL against TOR at home?

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
9 days ago

With Shane McClanahan’s most recent injury report (neck tightness/spasms), I am guessing it’s time to drop him in redraft leagues?

Dubjay
Dubjay
9 days ago

Hey Grey. Semi finals in my H2H. 5 moves per week. I am planning on dropping J.Lopez to activate Bednar. Was thinking of sneaking in a stream first to help to offset the damage done by stripling and the aforementioned Lopez. The best options are Ober vs KC(lynch) and manning vs bal(lyles). Would you stream either one or just activate Bednar. They are headed to yankee stadium which is pretty scary to say the least

Hamporter
Hamporter
9 days ago

I picked up Rodolfo this week to fill in for Story because he keeps pussyfooting aroud. Would you drop Story to pick up Nick Gordon or sit right for a few more days?

Hamporter
Hamporter
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Thanks! As a Pirate fan, I try to own as few Pirates as possible on my fantasy teams. Also, the Pirates always finish strong at the end of the year, so they get a lower draft pick…They can’t even lose the right way!

Hamporter
Hamporter
Reply to  Hamporter
9 days ago

Nevermind…

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
9 days ago

He’s being paid $32 million this year or $8 million per homer.

As a Sopranos fan, this reminds me of the concept of Esplanade no-work and no-show spots being allotted amongst the crew. Miggy’s contract clearly came with some no-work coverage.

Go dubs
Go dubs
9 days ago

Would you stream Elder tomorrow vs WAS? Thanks

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
9 days ago

Awesome! McClanahan looks like ass…

Last edited 9 days ago by frankgrimes
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Ugh

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  frankgrimes
9 days ago

Yep, I know the writing has been on the wall, but I’m now tempted to move on from McClanahan in redraft.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  frankgrimes
9 days ago

Same with Lodolo. Great timing! Sticks head in oven…

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Ortiz looks good… Definitely streaming him sun vs chi.
of course I was scared of Yanks to use him today.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
9 days ago

Grey, I just went and counted and I actually have the same amount of starts as the guy Im going against in H2H. Does that change your opinion on starting Stripling tonight in PHI? The Robot is at 4.3 on him.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!

toolshed
toolshed
9 days ago

Varsho with another hr (26) and sb (11) today. It is nice having a catcher give me something for once without paying much for him on the league I have him.

Cohen
Cohen
9 days ago

1.Would u start all 3 of these streamers?
M.Kelly home vs SF
Taillion home for Redsox
Keller home vs Cubs
2.please rank them?

VinWins
VinWins
9 days ago

Smyly DTD (shoulder).

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
9 days ago

I read Stroman will start Wednesday.

VinWins
VinWins
9 days ago

Strider DTD (oblique).

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
9 days ago

My dear friend Vin. Why you still picking up every damn player I could use to help me win the FCL?! You’re in 7th I’m in first… hahahaha

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
9 days ago

Sorry, I still have a chance at that 5th place money!!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
9 days ago

All love bro! your 450 moves vs my 85 are making a huge difference in the standings haha

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
9 days ago

have You looked into that yet?
does making 500 moves give you a better chance at first?

i finished in top 10 last year making the fewest moves but prolly was just a lucky draft or whatever.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

haha well it was a legit question no?
if I was as far down as Vin in FCL standings I would have given up weeks ago!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
9 days ago

Nah. Good players win, bad players look at 5th place as a morale victory!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
9 days ago

47 teams have over 300 moves. Their average place in the standings: 134th. Of course, that is skewed by the fact it includes all 9 of my teams.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
9 days ago

Haha only 9?

how many are in top 3 of their league?
Vegans makes a shit ton of moves and we are neck n neck for first.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
9 days ago

Yeah, good players making lots of moves are still good.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
9 days ago

I went into the year knowing I had no chance to win the FCL, so it wouldn’t make sense to quit now instead of April.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
9 days ago

Fake it til you make it!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
9 days ago

H2H 10 team. The guy Im playing has quite a bit more starting pitching going this week. Im debating whether or not to start Stripling @ PHI today. I can’t risk losing WHIP and ERA. Would you start him?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
9 days ago

Come back Tonight JuLio!! Please…

Leon
Leon
9 days ago

How about them mariners choosing to go with Trammel over kyle lewis for the playoffs. Regrets?

c762062790
c762062790
9 days ago

Made it to our H2H Finals. Woo! Would like to add Santana for R/HR/RBI. He’s really hitting for power right now and finishes @Oak, @KC, then home vs Tex, Oak, and Det. I would have to drop either Muncy (vs Az and StL, @ SD, then vs Col x 6!) and may be rested more now that they clinched, or Devers (@Cin and NYY, vs Bal, @Tor, vs TB). Drop either for Santana or hold? Thanks.

Uncle Charlie
Uncle Charlie
9 days ago

Hi Grey,

Would you drop Sonny Gray for Lodolo at this point? Thanks!

Dustin Klavon
Dustin Klavon
9 days ago

Not to disparage ticker shock, which is certainly funny, but I am definitely partial to box scare. Better exemplifies the “shit shit shi- o thank God” reaction to seeing a crooked number on one of your started P in the 4th inning only to find that your ratios remain (relatively) unsullied.

I feel like a genius for drafting Fairbanks at $1 (on a keepable contract) and stashing him on IL all year in my AL only. Somehow I am a saves whisperer in AL (picked up Holmes and traded him right when he fell apart) but can’t find saves for shit in my mixed or NL. Alas, not even Judge and Altuve can carry my awful hitting this year and it looks like I won’t be repeating (though at least cashing) while the less said about my other leagues, the better.

Home stretch to go but thanks for everything all season, Grey!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

I hanging on to third in that league with Robert, Stanton and only team with less saves than you… 6! Hahaha.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

All the late guys I took like kitterdge sucked or got hurt lol. I say it every year grab a top tier closer then never do!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
9 days ago

Hi Grey,

Because of the need to always fill my third base slot, I need three 3B. i have Luis Rengifo, Brendan Donovan and Kyle Farmer. I have a chance to pick up Ty France of Seattle and Yoan Moncada of CWS. what move would you make?

thanks for your amazing effort throughout out the season!

martin

scoboticus
scoboticus
9 days ago

Time to get picky about my last few 49 IPs.
Today:
Wainwright @SD
Cease vs CLE
Stripling @PHI
Tomorrow:
Taijuan Walker @ MIL
Who do I sit? Who do I start? Are any I can cut? I’m leaning on cutting Wainwright, because his next start is at the Dodgers.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
9 days ago

How do you feel about starting any of these tomorrow:

Manning @BAL
Ober @KC
Smyly @MIA

And would your answer change for any of them you’d recommend if you only had 3 adds left for the rest of the week?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Thanks, Grey. That’s exactly the kind of help I needed!

You know what kind of help I *didn’t* need? The Giants intentionally walking Freeman on Sunday, in the 10th, with Mookie at 3rd, and me one RBI away from winning that week. *grumble*

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
9 days ago

Hi Grey,

i was leaning to starting Cincinnati’s Nick Lopodo at home against Boston. Do you agree?

thanks!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
9 days ago

I have a theory, but I haven’t checked it out yet. I think teams out of contention are already practicing the no-shift rule, hence why Santana (vs Oak) and Gallo (vs Ari) are hitting better lately.

sandukes
sandukes
9 days ago

Ok how do we feel about these options for tmrw?
Any worth streaming?
H2H playoffs, could use an extra start but not necessary (yet)..

Hunter Greene vs MIL
Lorenzen @ Tex
Stroman @ Pit
Mitch Keller vs CHC

sandukes
sandukes
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Thx!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
9 days ago

Do you think the Stros are going to have a hangover day lineup after clinching the division last night?

Dubjay
Dubjay
9 days ago

Morning Grey,
Which of these RP should I drop to activate D.Bednar? J.Lopez(struggling big time) or Schreiber(is he even leading the committee)?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
9 days ago

Not to jinx him, and I’m not sure if you’ve covered this before, but Lodolo has a definite Chris Sale vibe, particularly with his slider.

DubDub
DubDub
9 days ago

I know my experience isn’t totally standard, but I still chuckle to myself that my first drafted starter in a 10-team redraft H2H was Sean Manaea at 87, and now my rotation is deGrom/Kershaw/Woodruff/McClanahan/Cortes/Lynn/Wright without having done any trades. I now fully expect to get shown the door in the first round of playoffs.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
9 days ago

Happy National Punch Day (not sure if the drink or the act of violence tho…)

Anyway, got roughed up on pitching yesterday with Sonny Gray’s arm falling off & Rasmissen letting up 4 to the Stros.

Current “droppable” pitchers:
Sonny Gray
Hunter Brown (moved to the pen)

Question 1:
are you dropping either/ both the above pitchers?

Question 2:
The below projected starters (today’s games) are available. You trust any of them?

Bello (BOS) @ CIN – SON seems to like this matchup…me, i’m not so sure.

Voth (BAL) v. DET – SON doesn’t hate this, but doesn’t like it either

JP Sears (OAK) v. SEA – SON not a fan…not sure I am either

Ashby (MIL) v. NYM – SON no likey, but it’s still the Mets

Thanks as always!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Rasmussen!!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Thanks as always…any idea why SON seems to really like Bello’s start today?

Also, with Brown relegated to the bullpen, does he have value outside of “holds” leagues?

Thanks again

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

those commie bastards

galica1234
galica1234
9 days ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!

a. Sorry still jet lagged from our trip.

b. Miley, JLope does it get any better? I did start Naylor, so finally nailed it!

c. George Carlin quote of the day for September 20, 2022

‘An art thief is a man who takes pictures.’

From the book Napalm and Silly Putty (2001)

Cheers,
Ante

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
9 days ago

Would you take any of Bello, Grove or Sampson today for a desperation spot start in a head to head finals?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
9 days ago

Forgot to mention Bello at Cin, Grove hosts Ari, and Sampson at Mia.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Thanks, Grey!

go dubs
go dubs
9 days ago

Would you stream Garrett Friday vs WAS assuming he takes Rogers rotation spot? Thanks!

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
9 days ago

In the semis of a H2H playoff with daily roster moves. Is it time to dump Corbin Carroll for someone who is getting every day playing time? He has been mostly great when he is actually getting at bats but the D-Bags are definitely limiting his at-bats this season. Shouldn’t have dropped Jake McCarthy for him when he came up… Doh!

PDXExpress
PDXExpress
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Just here to point out that the DBads started Luplow again last night, sitting Alek Thomas and Carroll, and hit Varsho 8th. Luplow got a hit! – bringing his AVG up to .160, paired with… defense. Aren’t Thomas and Carroll renowned for their D? And I think Carroll is past the point of preserving rookie eligibility at this point, and Thomas has well over 300 AB’s, so… what the heck are they doing? Is the platoon “advantage” really worth it here?

PDXExpress
PDXExpress
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

At least they aren’t the Rockies.

Sweet Charles
Sweet Charles
9 days ago

Lorenzen vs. the Rangers, German maybe vs. The Red Sox, or Ragans with 2 starts vs. Angels and Guardians

jtwhelan
jtwhelan
9 days ago

Would you start/sit
Wainwright @ San Diego
Sandoval @ Texas
today and
Wheeler being activated vs Toronto tomorrow?

Thanks

ashtray
ashtray
9 days ago

I finally dumped Stanton so anyone still holding can rest assured that he will hit 17 dingers this week. You’re welcome.

Mike
Mike
9 days ago

Anyone getting vibes about Gallo? I’m thinking about picking him up. I need to catch lightning in a bottle.

fausto
fausto
9 days ago

So not that anyone cares but I lost my h2h matchup on a Sunday night save between cubs and giants. Cost me whip and tied saves…monster weeks too both would have beaten any other team in the playoffs…fun way to go out. Anyway The reason I’m here

is sonny gray droppable?
16tm keeper and I’m closer to the top than I have been in this league in a long time… it’s a tough one.

Lose Grichuk for Robbie Grossman?
Both platoony but post trade Grossman is doing his best post trade Elvis Andrus impersonation.

Damian
Damian
Reply to  fausto
9 days ago

I care fausto. I care…

DirtyJohnson31
DirtyJohnson31
Reply to  fausto
9 days ago

Bummer. I made the finals but my dad lost his game because of that same save. Now instead of splitting the pot with him I’m playing it out with about $1500 between 1st and 2nd. I’d drop Sonny.

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
9 days ago

Bench One Today:

Cron vs. SF (bullpen game)
Walker @LAD (Grove, Alexander)
Willy Adames vs NYM (Carrasco) Adames is 5 for 7 career vs Carrasco

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Thanks

Freedminds
Freedminds
9 days ago

Story cuttable ?

I’m in a close race in Wins and Saves, could use the spot to stream

ccb_sluggers
ccb_sluggers
9 days ago

Hi, Grey.

I need to bench one of these three; who should it be?

Drury @ STL (Wainwright)
McMahon at home (Brebbia)
Olson at home (Corbin)

Last edited 9 days ago by ccb_sluggers
ccb_sluggers
ccb_sluggers
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Thank you!

Brandon
Brandon
9 days ago

Is it Josh Jung or Yoan Moncada you’d rather have for the final push in the playoffs? Thanks.

Ralph
Ralph
9 days ago

Morning Grey 11 tm roto gotta drop 2 players to get Max and McClanahan out of IL. All my players have been struggling except JRam.
C-Murphy
1b-Croneworth
2b-Segura
3b-JRam
Ss-Gunnar
Lf-Carroll
Cf-Reynolds
Rf-Santander
Uti-Mullins
Uti-Pham
Bn-Hoskins
Bn-Tellez
Bn-Bubba
Bn-Jung
I have S Gray who was pulled with the hammy issue he could be one of my drops but I need one more. Also C Santana, Menezes, L Thomas, N Gordon, B De La Cruz, D Villar, Siri, Daza, Grossman have been hot the last month anyone else I should add out of these guys and who else should I drop? Thank you sir!

Ralph
Ralph
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

C Santana, Menezes, L Thomas, N Gordon, B De La Cruz, D Villar, Siri, Daza, Grossman are not on my team they are all available tho, I have 24 moves available still 13-14 games left fighting for 3rd place now. Should I drop Cronesworth for Meneses? Anyone else?

Ralph
Ralph
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Everyone is struggling so I’ll start whoever is hot the last 7-14 days but yeah I should be starting Tellez over Cronesworth.

Ralph
Ralph
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

On that note, who do I drop for Meneses?

3mango
3mango
9 days ago

Morning Grey!
I picked up Severino in anticipation of his start tomorrow (vs Pit 21.4). Thoughts? Good/Bad Idea?
Also do you like any of these other streams (1?,2?, all? none?) 10tm Roto (Need QS,W,PTW and I didnt need K’s but I am only 15 from moving up a spot)
1) Snell vs STL (22.3)
2) Marquez vs SF (-2.2) PS: I hate everything about COL but will stream if I have to, lol
3) Lyles vs DET (6.3)
4) Dunnig vs LAA (3.5) As you say LAA is in ‘tank mode’..

Also, today do you like Villar @ COL (79%start) or Gunnar vs DET (65%start)
Thanks!

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Thanks!
Is there an order of desperation-ness (made up word)? or did I already list them (with Marquez Last)? (aka: 1,3,4,2)

What are your instincts on about Villar or Gunnar (above)?

Last edited 9 days ago by 3mango
3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

THANK YOU! Have a great Tuesday!

Will
Will
9 days ago

Amed Rosario has definitely provided sneaky value this year. Remember how awful he was to start out the season (.211/.263/.511 in April)? He has since recovered to exceed his stat line from last season:

2022: .283/.407/.721 with 11 HRs, 67 RBI and 16 steals (140 games)
2021: .282/.409/.731 with 11 HRs, 57 RBI and 13 steals (141 games)

Definitely usable and I agree he’ll go very late in drafts. Anyway, question – which SS to keep for next season – J Pena, O Cruz, A Rosario. I also have T Story but he’ll lose SS eligibility for next year. Thanks.

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
9 days ago

Grey you starting McClanahan home vs HOU or Lodolo home vs Boston today ?

I’m on the fence in a 12 teamer, had the Wells blow up last night so looking to limit the damage

jah
jah
9 days ago

Finished 18-2 in the regular season in my big $ H2H home league. Took home best record and most points prizes. Going for the playoff champ prize these next couple weeks.

Things I did in the preseason:
1. Read Razzball
2. Grew a mustache
3. Waited on starting pitching in my draft

Who’d I end up drafting at SP in the middle rounds?
McClanahan, Alcantara, Manoah, Kershaw, Gilbert, Ohtani

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
9 days ago

In our Razz30 Dynasty I’m holding both Carlos Santana and Joey Gallo. Next year is the year!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Old School Brother
9 days ago

me too! Grey, any other LH shifters you think will make a jump next year. I´m also watching Rizzo, thanks!

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

I want your 2023 rankings right now. Need that crack…like Adam Levine need him some “me” time with random internet models.

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

thanks!

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
9 days ago

5×5 roto league with IP limit of 1500.

Have 119 innings left…currently projected 19 innings over the limit. Winning all 5 pitching categories with Ks the only cat I could potentially give up, absent a total collapse of pretty much everyone for ERA and WHIP.

Staff is
SP – Shane Mc, Lodolo
RP – Bautista, Clase
P – Hendricks, Helsley, Pressly
BN – Wright, DeGrom, JoMo, May, Fried, Martin Perez

Any thoughts on how to limit/manage innings?

I’ve had the goal to maximize each inning, so high K/9s, leave the RPs active each day, keep a few starter on the bench with more questionable matchups….

With that being said, Shane and Lodolo on the slate today v. Houston and Boston, respectively.

Bench Shane Mc today against a Houston team that doesnt strike out much and has elite power/on base skills? Or ride with him, with the hope they are sitting a few now that they clinched a playoff spot?

Lodolo seems like a clear start for the K upside against a weak Boston team, yes?

James Stechschulte
James Stechschulte
9 days ago

Funny about Amed. I picked him up in June in one league and he’s been $20+ each month since but I still find myself looking for alternatives to drop him. He will be massively undervalued next year.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  James Stechschulte
9 days ago

I stole rosario for $7 in a 16tm auction somehow and this is a very knowledgeable league if that tells you anything.

Kas
Kas
9 days ago

Good morning Grey,

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that LouBob has been one of the biggest fantasy busts this season. In a keeper league, would you say his value has significantly diminished with how much time he misses during a season? He’s been a keeper of mine ever since he was called up but I think I’ll let another manager deal with the disappointment next season.

Also, are you starting Webb tomorrow @ Colorado? (Yikes!)

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  Kas
9 days ago

Depends on your other keeper options, but Lou Bob has been a massive disappointment, obviously. I wouldn’t be able to keep him with any confidence.

Depends on needs for Webb, format, etc. but would avoid if possible.

mattdips
mattdips
9 days ago

Hey Grey! Pick one to bench today…

Teoscar @ PHI (K Hudson)
Adames v NYM (Carrasco)
M Olson v WAS (P Corbin)
C Carroll @ LAD (M Grove RHP), @ LAD (T Anderson LHP)

Leaning Carroll… I would expect Carroll gets sat in the nightcap with the lefty & “rookie eligibility management”, so I am leaning his way. Teoscar & Olson been pretty cold lately, but it is my championship week, so I’m hesitant to sit them. Thoughts?

B the Esq.
B the Esq.
Reply to  mattdips
9 days ago

Probably Carol for the reasons you stated, although Olson against Corbin isnt great and would probably be option 2.

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Thank you both! Watch Olson or Teoscar get scratched anyway

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  Grey
9 days ago

Omg yordan and joc both got scratched and I missed my chance to get Carroll back in lol

Damian
Damian
9 days ago

Kyle Wright – 6 IP, 8 Hits, 1 Walk, 7 K, quality start and a win. Who says it’s not wright to find a top 20 pitcher on waivers. This reminds me, I found Judge on waivers his breakout year. I’ve kept him every year since. Drafted players are overrated.

malamoney
9 days ago

Do you know Fredrick Aloysius Pawlowski…

Sandukes
Sandukes
9 days ago

Sonny Gray a drop at this pt?
Sit or start Brayan Bello today @ CIN?
Thx

Chuckie Miller
Chuckie Miller
9 days ago

“The Greatest American Thairo played by William Katt” = spit-take (insert coffee emoji here)

VinWins
VinWins
9 days ago

Scherzer’s start landed him at #25 on the 100 Best Starts list, pushing out another Zac Gallen effort. Max also holds the 55th spot on the list.

And that brings the number of SPs pulled while allowing no hits to at least 10 this season, including 4 in the last 7 days:

Apr 8 Manaea 7 IP 7 K 88 pitches
Apr 13 Kershaw 7 IP 13 K 80 pitches
Apr 29 Megill 5 IP 5 K 88 pitches No-hitter
May 15 Greene 7.1 IP 9 K 118 pitches No-hitter Loss
Jun 25 Javier 7 IP 13 K 115 pitches No-hitter
Aug 23 Verlander 6 IP 10 K 91 pitches
Sep 13 Ryan 7 IP 9 K 106 pitches
Sep 16 Verlander 5 IP 9 K 79 pitches
Sep 16 D. May 5 IP 4 K 69 pitches
Sep 19 Scherzer 6 IP 9 K 68 pitches

scar
Scar
Reply to  VinWins
9 days ago

Great research Vin. I was just thinking to myself I can’t remember a year of so many outings where so many pitchers were pulled with a no-no intact

VinWins
VinWins
9 days ago

Eddie’s problem was he didn’t get to play the Twins this year. Amed vs the Twins:

32/85 (.376) with 12 Runs, 4 HR and 19 RBI.
SLG:.576 OBP: .404

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
9 days ago

And 4 stolen bases!

toolshed
toolshed
9 days ago

Glad you mentioned rosario being valuable because I was going to mention him. I know he’s been valuable because I added him in 2 leagues on June 3. I added rosario only because he was the highest guy available on your rest of year player rater who qualified at mi. That’s a great tool btw.

As of June 14 through his first 51 games rosario was hitting .263 and had 27 runs, 0 hr, 13 rbi, 5 sb.

Since June 15 when he hit his first HR, he has hit .294 with 52 runs, 11 hr, 54 rbi, 11 sb over his last 89 games. That pace equals 95 runs, 20 hr, 98 rbi, 20 sb over 162 games!!!!! He also qualifies at ss,of in Yahoo this year.

He hit a 450 foot home run this year. There is more power in that bat. Hopefully the low season total hr’s (11) will mask what he has done. He’ll be 27 in Nov. Sign me up for the value next year hitting in front of Jose Ramirez.