Louie…Kah-steel-yo…Cah-still-oh…Cah-stee-low…Lou-ess Cah-sty-lo. Did I get it? Was it in there somewhere? I took thirteen years of Spanish (as detailed in my ebook Who Is Grey Albright — available in our shop!) and my Anglo tongue can’t get Luis Castillo out (6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.38) but he was sure able to get out the Red Sox yesterday! (You didn’t think I’d land that sentence as well as I did; admit it.) Going into Fenway and holding the Sawx to one hit and striking out 10 is something to make Daddy stand up and take notice. Luckily, I have a standing desk so I don’t need to hunch over to type this. Castillo’s had a strange journey from borderline ace to “Do I even want to draft him in a shallower league?” His 9.5 K/9, 2.7 BB/9, 2.89 xFIP in 26 2/3 IP is still a pretty small sample size — that’s what she said derisively! — but it’s the best his numbers have looked in any capacity for years. His velocity is pretty down, and, coupled with the shoulder soreness in March, I wouldn’t necessarily bet on it continuing, but better to be here than Berrios. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Tommy Pham – Scratched due to calf discomfort. Wonder if the discomfort began during a slow draft.

Michael Wacha – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.43. Thinking about starting Jose Berrios for ten awful starts, while Wacha has a sub-2.50 ERA, and I’m cackling at the moon.

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. This Gary’s got more bombs than Gary Carter had F bombs! True trivia alert! Gary Carter invented the “F bomb.” Always cracks me up thinking about that. RIP, Gary Carter. Any hoo! Sanchez has been hot.

Carlos Correa – Hit the Covid IL with actual Covid, so that means he’ll be out at least ten days. Too bad Royce Lewis is out too. Twins will turn to J. Palacios, which is a made-up name as they try to get Jorge Polanco two at-bats each turn through the order.

Devin Smeltzer – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.50. Streamonator hates Smeltzer, who sounds like smelt-flavored seltzer. That Dr. Brown never came up with that is a disgrace. Get *clapping hands emoji* it *clapping hands emoji* together *clapping hands emoji* Dr. *clapping hands emoji* Brown!

Kody Clemens – 0-for-3 as he made his major league debut. Let’s see some minor league highlights: In Double-A, Kody Clemens threw a sawed-off bat at Billy Piazza, and Kody Clemens was most known for going to Burger King and eating dinner wearing three Burger King crowns, calling it his “eating Triple Crown.” So, Clemens seems like the promotion the Tigers made to kill time before Riley Greene is promoted. Clemens had 8 HRs, 3 SBs and .283/.316 in 45 Triple-A games. Seems kinda whatever besides the novelty of being Roger’s kid, but has some power.

Noah Syndergaard – 2 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.02 in Yankee Stadium. *makes Charades motion that it’s a movie* Oh, I know, Jon Voight in Coming Home! Great stuff, Noah, you really sold it!

Luis Rengifo – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .290. Is it me or does his last name seem like it’s starting to spell out a last name, then, it gets to the N, and it just does an acronym to eff off.

Matt Carpenter – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Didn’t see the homer, but I want to believe he hit with his mustache.

Jordan Montgomery – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.04. Don’t want to be ungrateful, but if someone could locate JoMo’s Ks, please send them to Yankee Stadium c/o JoMo.

Jose Trevino – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .263. What’s kinda funny in a non-funny way: In the preseason, when Gary Sanchez went to the Twins, it went like this, “Oh god, Higashioka, now is your time!!!” That was you screaming at your computer screen.

Andrew Vaughn – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .291. I’m pretty sure with a different manager, Vaughn would have 12+ homers already and be a top five 1st baseman. Instead, I’m not sure if he’ll even play today.

Lucas Giolito – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.61. With absolutely no research done, Giolito feels like: Great start, great start, about to move his ERA below 3.00 and here comes a blow up!

Alejandro Kirk – 3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer. I wonder if Bowling Green recruited him because he looks like a bowling ball. Is Bowling Green a university filled with bowling ball-looking people?

Trent Grisham – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Hot schmotato alert!

Blake Snell – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.80 vs. Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.75. Fantastic matchup to point out the difference between “flashy” and “just knowing how to pitch.”

Giovanny Gallegos – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.86, as he worked the 8th and blew the save. This is Gallegos saying, “Hey, Razzball guys and five girls, pick up Helsley now.”

P.J. Higgins – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and maybe hot, but I can’t in good conscience suggest you pick up P.J. Higgins.

Patrick Wisdom – 2-for-4 and a slam (11) and legs (2), hitting .235, as he hits third. Between Wisdom and Christian Walker, there’s literally one question about dropping these guys every day. How could you not find room for Wisdom or Walker? How? I sound like a self-help coach. Find time to read and exercise!

Willson Contreras – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Looks like someone was sick of being shown up by their baby bro. Those tapes paid off that Kyle Seager sent Willson Contreras. They were tapes of Kyle’s mom talking about Corey incessantly. Kyle’s note simply read, “Is this what you want?”

Corey Seager – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer. “Hey, William Contreras, I got you!”

Adolis Garcia – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (5). Imagine the Rangers’ offense if they weren’t carrying the Semien corpse. Texas Rangers: Bunch of necrophilics!

Martin Perez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.42. “He looks like me.” That’s the Ghost of Cy Young. I can’t explain Perez, other than to say he’s pitching way over his head, and I’m not talking about his mechanics.

Wander Franco – Hit the IL with a quad injury. He’s going to see the same doctor as Jonathan India. I’m kidding! Sorry, that was mean.

Shane Baz – Threw 4 IP in rehab. Yes, he should be rostered in all leagues. Yes, even yours.

Charlie Morton – 5 IP, 4 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.47. Just thought about a team that might’ve drafted Berrios and Morton and I started sobbing.

Matt Olson – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer. Get hot pretty8 please.

Christian Walker – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. Walker will get to 35 homers and after every single homer there will be at least one person in the comments asking to drop him.

Ranger Suarez – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.69. Suarez usually looks solid for four innings, then he gives way to one of the best bullpens in baseball.

Jean Segura – Fractured his right index finger. Concerned for their defense, Phils might opt to move Schwarber to shortstop. I’m kidding, Didi is ready to return. Actually, is that better than Schwarber at short? Hmm…

Joc Pederson – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. That home run was for every guy or gal who’s ever emailed their commissioner to ask them to put a guy on the IL because the player is injured but not yet marked as IL eligible.

Luis Gonzalez – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs, hitting .347. Since he was called up (and sent down and called up again), he’s done nothing but hit. Who is he? Well, not this guy. Not a .350+ hitter. Maybe not a .250+ hitter. He does have some speed and very light power. Think 8/15/.260. Worth rostering while hot? Sure, but I wouldn’t expect the Giants’ magic to last forever. Maybe only until 2025.

Tucupita Marcano – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato, sure, but also it is hilarious the Pirates have a better record than the Phillies. And the Pirates aren’t trying!

Cristian Javier – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.41 vs. Frankie Montas – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.20. This start was billed as, “How long until Montas is an Astros pitcher after being traded for his opponent, Javier?”

Daniel Lynch – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.81. I was so close to buying into him. Glad I didn’t fall for the ol’ banana in the ol’ Lynch tailpipe.

Cal Quantrill – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.52. Trill’s Urbandictionary definition means “genuine” or “authentic.” Quantrill means “authentically a fantasy number five.” “Genuinely worth rostering but often too boring to do it.” For what it’s Cronenworth, Streamonator is barely positive for his next in what I’d think is a seemingly trill matchup.

Kyle Lewis – Dealing with concussion symptoms after being hit by a pitch over the weekend. If not for bad luck, Kyle Lewis would have no luck.

George Kirby – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.46. This could backfire, but rarely does a rookie starter feel safe and like he’d give you a 3.30 to 3.75 ERA-type year but Kirby feels that way.

J.A. Happ – Retired from baseball. Made the announcement on the Heart Strong Podcast, while he was simultaneously having his dog tested for Heartworm.

Patrick Corbin – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.96. Check out this scoreboard trivia from early in last night’s game:

Trevor Williams – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.58. Mets are so charmed this year they could pickup the recently DFA’d Dallas Keuchel and get a 3.50 ERA from him.

Mark Canha – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .307. Mets could use Dallas Keuchel at leadoff and he’d hit .300.

Starling Marte – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Presently, everything the Mets touch turns to gold. So, essentially their 1987 thru 2021, in reverse.

Dominic Smith – Optioned to the minors, which gives Nick Plummer more room to excavate. What I really want to discuss is my absolutely spot-on preseason bet that Dom Smith would lead the majors in homers. As good as my Travis Shaw for MVP bet when he was the worst player to ever pick up a bat that year? Maybe. I picked Dom Smith to lead the majors in homers. Through two months, he had ZERO HOMERS?! Perhaps the worst bet ever? That’s like betting O.J. Simpson will find the person responsible for Nicole’s murder, and it won’t be him. It’s like betting 37 on roulette. It’s like putting all your money into Zunes. Would I have bet New Coke would supplant Classic? Very likely!

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crusso
crusso
5 months ago

Hey Greg, need some help here. Got offered Jordan Montgomery for Kershaw in my 10-team. I’m not exactly short on pitching, just wondering if last nights outing was a turning point for jo-mo. Thanks!

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
5 months ago

Grayson with a lat injury. Any chance he can sue McDonald’s?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
5 months ago

Hi Grey! You commented on Luis Rengifo and didn’t point out name I always see: Lou Ferrigno. It’s a near-perfect Palindrome!

lolmets
lolmets
5 months ago

listen, grey, handsome mustache and all, but you really are the absolute mush. as soon as you say sell teoscar hernandez he takes off like a rocket.

it literally never fails.

its like the reverse midas touch. how do you do it?

scoboticus
scoboticus
5 months ago

Whoah. Jimenez blew that save like a cheap hooker.

Gotime
Gotime
5 months ago

Jesus follows up his 496ft homer with a 460, feeling better about him in dynasty?
12 team H2H daily pts league, dynasty, $5 Rodgers or $1 Peredes or neither

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Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

Read it and grabbed him was hoping for some of this (now more outside of Coors!)

PCC
PCC
5 months ago

need a spot, drop J.Gray(WAS) or Urquidy ?THX

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
5 months ago

Actually felt pretty good about drafting Nola, Freddy P and Morton as my first three starters.

herschel
herschel
6 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. my robbie ray for rizzo?

Jeffe
Jeffe
6 months ago

Who do you like out of Syndergaard, Stroman, Strider or Kirby? Thanks!

Last edited 6 months ago by Jeffe
J C
J C
6 months ago

Appreciate you telling us to start Cal last night. The Bot needs oil…he was at home, vs a bad pitcher and a bad Royals offense plus Cal had five straight 6+ innings starts with four QS. Easy stream but -$11.7! I thought it should be +11.7. Yikes. Problem in tech land

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
6 months ago

Ciao Fratello,

Can you order these Gidruls for me Marsh, William Contreras, Rios, Yepez, Luis Garcia (SS)

scoboticus
scoboticus
6 months ago

Cabrera or Strider in a keeper? Last Cabrera question.

scoboticus
scoboticus
6 months ago

Please rate ROS:
Carrasco
Cortes
Eovaldi
Ober
Lauer
Wright
Manaea
C Javier

herschel
herschel
6 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. need to drop one of tyrone, vaughn or yepez. who gets cut? thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
6 months ago

Cabrera or Rasmussen in a keeper?

Saint
Saint
6 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Daily Redraft

Guillorme or Andres ROS:

Thank you

Jeffe
Jeffe
6 months ago

Afternoon good sir! With Segura done for, as an overall player, who do you prefer out of Andrew Vaughn, Hayes, Laureano or Torres? Thanks!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Appreciate it! Great work as usual. Thanks for taking all our questions.

Acuna Wittata
Acuna Wittata
6 months ago

Do to some crap trades I find myself in the bottom of the standings. I have Soto and Acuna and I cant likely keep them next year. What is realistic value I should be looking for these guys when trying to trade?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
6 months ago

2x Lewis’, 1x IL spot.

12-team redraft league…which Lewis gets dropped?

Royce
Kyle

aardvark
aardvark
6 months ago

Got offered Joc pederson for my kiké. My other 2nd baseman is Luis urias or beaz (who is unplayable). My other LF is reynolds and Tyler o Neil on IL. Would you do this trade? Guys like Santander, Tyrone Taylor and Lourdes are in free agency. 2nd base is very slim on the wire

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Do You like joc over reynolds, Santander, Lourdes and ozuna?

buddens126
buddens126
6 months ago

A. Blackburn
B. Sally perez

I currently have MJ as my catcher worth it letting blackburn go?

Bob
Bob
6 months ago

H2H Points League. Vaughn or Soler??
Thanks!

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
6 months ago

Grey,
1- Shane Baz or Grayson?
2 – Can you help me choose the top 2 out of Rutschman, Tyrone Taylor, Yastrzemski, Yepez, Bellingher, Pena. Counting stats R, RBI, HR, SB, BB, XBH.

Thanks!

Play Ball
Play Ball
6 months ago

QS roto league. Cease or Sandy ROS? It’s a small/shallow league. Looking at Sandy’s ratios and volume compared to Cease.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 months ago

If i can pull a trade off, would you trade Darvish ($28) for either Taillon ($14) or C. Javier ($17)? Thanks as always.

fausto
fausto
6 months ago

Get hot pretty(x8000) please Olson!

I dropped grichuk will not own another col player until bud black is gone. Between platooning him and hitting him anywhere from 3rd to 7th hes basically unusable in a 10tm. I have 1 remaining OF’er that I drafted and its Teoscar. (Eloy Franmil Grichuk el.oh.el)

The brewers have to leave T.Taylor in there regularly after Renfroe is back right? I mean hes raking compared to the McCutchen and LoCain…or no bc Craig Counsell?

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stevie
stevie
6 months ago

For my 57th injury this season, Kyle Lewis, I need a replacement. Who you liking among these? Position and needs don’t matter
Walker, Kepler, Gimenez, Drury, or the rook Luis Garcia?

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

I need a lot so Garcia it is, thanks

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
6 months ago

Am I crazy for not wanting to trade my Ohtani (U and SP eligible) for Vlad? We’re on ESPN so he only takes up a single roster spot which is super valuable.

League context: 10-teams with 12 keepers each. Scoring is h2h cats (6×6 with OPS and holds).

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
6 months ago

Which one is out in a 12 team H2H: Yepez, Walker, or Canha? Yepez seems to have cooled off, but he is tough for me to drop. Thanks.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

This leads me to a Cardinals question. Yepez or O’Neill? One has the potential (assuming the shoulder is healthy) and has been brutal, but the other is at least playing nearly everyday.

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

That picture of Corbin is BRUTAL hahaha

Vaughn, Dozier, and Yastrzemski are available on the WW in my shallow 10 team 5×5…

–You like any (or all) over Tellez, Walker, or Suzuki?

None have been terrible, but I don’t know who you like ROS.

Also apologies in advance for the C question, but ROS pick out of:

–Garver, Sanchez, or K Ruiz?

Someone dropped Rizzo in my 12 team 5×5…

–Worth trying to grab him over Rowdy or Pena?

Thanks, G!
-IANASM

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

Thanks for all as usual! Love reading your stuff every morning.

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

I am committed to this username, so I can only go so far.

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

Counterpoint: I drafted Robbie Ray and Franmil.

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

While yes it is true, I followed the handsome face’s advice. However I was in on both anyway, and I find way more success than duds because of you

How does a guy go from winning the Cy Young with a “juicier” (ew) ball in “little league” parks to a dead ball in a pitcher’s park and is now barely serviceable against the Orioles? It makes no sense!!

toolshed
toolshed
6 months ago

Acuna out today with “general soreness”. According to the Braves he came in feeling a little sore today. I keep waiting for this to end. Sadly I am not sure if it will at least in the foreseeable future.

Mr H
Mr H
6 months ago

Vaughn or Naylor? Thank you!

Mr H
Mr H
6 months ago

Would you want Ashby over Mikolas, Wright, or Kopech?

aardvark
aardvark
6 months ago

I’m thinking of offering my JuRod for Acuna. Think it’s worth the gamble? Even with acuna constantly missing games

Ralph
Ralph
6 months ago

Good afternoon Grey I have Sewald and Giles you think Giles runs with the closer job once healthy? If I’m only looking for power add Gary over Kirk, Jansen right? Thanks man appreciate it!

Steve
Steve
6 months ago

Thanks, Grey!

Rest of season in a 1-C OBP league — Melendez or Kirk?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Steve
6 months ago

Or Gary Sanchez, apparently.

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
6 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts for ROS

1) Please rank top 2
Ushera, E.Hernadez, Gorman, Rojas

2) Please rank the top 3
Mountcastle, Jimenez, Teoscar, Vaughn, Santander, Happ, O’Neill, T.Taylor

Always big THANKS!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
6 months ago

Grey,

I have Altuve, Bregman, and Alvarez going, with Tucker on the bench vs OAK. Do i play them all, or sit some? Who do I start and who do I sit?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

i have as util hitters today: Vlad, Guillorme, Bregman, Witt, Mullins, Robert, Y. alvarez, Ohtani. My bench is Garver, C. Vazquez, Madrigal, Margot, Reynolds and Tucker. To get Tucker in, one of the UTIL hitters has to come out. who?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

the Mets game started already

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Jesus Christ

Mike
Mike
6 months ago

Is Segura now a drop? Muncy? I have 9 players either injured or having COVID and I can’t even field a team as I only have 4 IL spots. Please advise.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
5 months ago

I hate to ask, but is Kris Bryant also a drop?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
6 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. Would you waive Patrick Wisdom of Cubs to pick up Gio Urshela off waivers to play 3B while Bryant is on IR? I am leaning no. What would you do?

2. Another option is to cut Bryant and pick up Gio Urshela off waivers. What would you do?

3.Would you pick up Mike Clevinger of SD? If you think so, then have to drop Mikolas, Blackburn, David Patterson or Merrill Kelly. What would you suggest?

thanks!

Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

thank you!!

John
John
6 months ago

Stream Merrill Kelly (against pitt) or brubaker (against Arizona)

John
John
Reply to  John
6 months ago

svhd league, drop king, Barlow or duran

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
6 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 (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

My league is pretty on the ball with prospects and call-ups, especially the guys in rebuild mode. That being said, I feel like there are a couple stash & high upside plays still out there and curious how you’d rank them. I’ve done pretty well over the years, landing a couple prospects that do well for me to trade off before playoffs to some re-building teams.

So from the following, which order to stash: R. Greene, V. Pasquantino, R. Lewis

And do you think I’m risking too much by dropping Straw for one of them (he’s a bench bat anyways)?

My team:
C – T. Stephenson
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. Profar
3B – Le’Bryan Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – T. ManciniJ. Votto
MI – K. Marte
LF – C. Yelich
CF – A. Garcia
RF – T. Hernandez
Util – P. Wisdom
BN – M. Straw
IL – J. India *IL
IL – E. Jimenez *IL
SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – M. Fried
RP – S. Barlow (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – M. Kopech
P – P. SandovalN. Pivetta
BN – N. Pivetta
BN – A. Ashby
BN – P. Sandoval
BN –  R. Suarez
BN – A. Wood
BN – G. Kirby
IL – A. Kittredge (RP) (IL)
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)
Thanks, Marv

scoboticus
scoboticus
6 months ago

Who doesn’t make the cut for today’s batty calls?
E White vs Jeffrey Springs
Harold Castro vs Bailey Ober
Franchy Cordero vs Hunter Greene

Cohen
Cohen
6 months ago

Worth picking up Riley Greene in a 12 teamer and how long do u think before he comes up?

denp1717
denp1717
6 months ago

Tellez or Gurriel jr Thanks!!!

theperfectpitch
theperfectpitch
6 months ago

trade offer just rec’d?
Shallow league 5 x 5 roto

Have 4 on IL – couple should be coming back soon ?
And, gonna need to make room ..

I get : 
Bichette

Give:
Story + 
Tay Rogers +
Pena 

Trade analyzer – looks close 
     I want to take it – but loosing one of my 2 “ non time share “ closers… ?

Would you do this ?

Team Below :

C Stephenson
1 Freeman
2 Chisholm
3 Devers
Ss Story
Mi Urias
Ci Alonso
Of Acuna
Of Robert
Of Mountcastle
Of Schwarber
Of Hays
U Pena
Bn Laureano

Dl India
Dl B Lowe
Dl Renfroe
Dl Haniger

Sp Ray
Sp Mcclanahan
Sp Cobb
Sp Sandoval
Sp McKenzie
Sp Ryan ( o )
Rp Clase
Rp Tay Rogers 
RP k Rob
Bn Duran
Bn Sewald

Dl Baz

lwomack58
lwomack58
6 months ago

Trade offer:

My Gausman for his Ashby and Merrifield? Which side

Thank you for your work

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
6 months ago

Rank ’em ROS 12 teamer roto mixer…
Baz, Megill, Sandoval, Snell, Ashbey, Snyder

Jason
Jason
6 months ago

I’m in a 12 team h2h points league, that deducts for strikeouts. My current catcher is Sean Murphy, should I drop for MJ or Kirk, or just hold? I was close to pulling the trigger, but figured I’d seek your help first!

I was also considering dropping either Yepez or Dunning for Cesar Hernandez, Morel, or Larnach. Do any of those moves make sense?

Jason
Jason
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

I actually only have one more move for this week after picking up Kirk (I dropped Yandy Diaz for Tyrone Taylor, and I forgot I already dropped Dunning for Strider), which do you prefer to drop Yepez for Morel or Larnach?

Dan
Dan
6 months ago

Hi Grey! In a 30 team deep minors H2H points dynasty. Was offered Emmanuel Rivera and Drey Jameson for my Camilo Doval. Sounds fair assuming Jameson figures out AAA, would you pull the trigger?

manram
manram
6 months ago

AL-only which side:

A: Merrifield, Wacha

B: Ray, A. Rosario

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
6 months ago

Hi Grey! Saw earlier that you had advised against starting J Springs (TB) @TEX today. Do you now see Springs more as a streamer in RCL-type leagues? Baz is supposedly returning next week … Thanks!

And, I’d send you “Boba” money if you could arrange for Pham (or some other suitable player) to slap some sense into David Bell and/or Bud Black and/or Tony LaRussa …

MapleCanuck
MapleCanuck
6 months ago

T. Taylor or Vaughn?

MapleCanuck
MapleCanuck
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Vaughn or Gorman?>

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
6 months ago

How would you rank these starters for a 12-team H2H: Ober, Kirby, Stroman, and Quantrill?

Also, do you see Cronenworth turning it around or drop him for a hot bat like Canha? Thank you!

Last edited 6 months ago by Jason Murray
Jake from State Farm
Jake from State Farm
6 months ago

GRAY!!! You beautiful mustachioed fantasy lothario. Everyday there is a reference or joke that cracks me up or makes me learn a thing or dos. The Gary Carter line was a gem, I cant believe that’s a thing. My buddy is a die hard Met fan and lost his mind when I told him. Like Carmen Electra you still got your fastball. Bravo sir.

And yes, I am wearing khaki

Dude
Dude
6 months ago

Luis Garcia called up. See, I was only about a week off lol

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
6 months ago

In a keeper league and I have Bo Bichette and Trea Turner. Would you trade either of them for FTJ right now? I see a healthy FTJ as being quite a bit better than either of those two, but his health is the question. Try to get him before the price is too high?

I'm not crying! You're crying!
I'm not crying! You're crying!
6 months ago

Desperate to win and need to stream/have waiver flexibility.

Would you drop Trevor Rogers or Charlie Morton? I’m also waiting to see what Trevor does today in Coors but doesn’t seem like a fair test.

Chris
Chris
6 months ago

Who would be a better use of my #1 WW priority – Jorge Polanco or Brandon Lowe ?

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks Grey!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
6 months ago

Hang on to Strider or grab Grayson now?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
6 months ago

Rizzo was dropped. He’s been horrible for past few weeks (so a good fit for my team).
a. Is his playing time solid?
b. Cut Naylor for him — or hold?

Last edited 6 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
6 months ago

c. Bellinger also dropped. Bellinger or Rizzo?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
6 months ago

Hey to the Hey, Grey!!!

Thanks, as always, for your wonderful work! I’ve got a couple questions today.

1) Stream Jon Gray v. TB (12.3) or pass? I don’t really need it, but streaming options are weak this week (see what I did there?)

2) The Naylor Ham, egg, and cheese has been cooling off lately. Hold him while I have room?

3) Gallegos is making sure he has a chance of losing the closer role. Awesome. Hold?

4) Other speculative closers are not great. I think Floro is the best of the not good, but Diekman, Hand, and Seranthony are all available. I know I’m asking a lot today, but could you rank? (Maybe Knebel has an injury after looking like crap recently?)

LUrrrrrrVVVVeeeeeee!!!!!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

You complete me.

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
6 months ago

What’s your opinion on Guilorme from the Mets? What do you see as best worst case scenario?

C P
C P
6 months ago

Nl only drop hoerner for garcia at ss or hold?

Thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

OK, so I took Garcia over Hoerner (4 times) and Andrus (once). How about over Gorman?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

OK, well, that’s the team I’ve made over 200 moves on, so I’ll just hold there.

lwomack58
lwomack58
6 months ago

G. Cooper or J. Sanchez. Both @ Coors and facing Senzatela and Marquez.

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
6 months ago

I keep putting Polanco in for weekly 5×5 and see Morel sitting on waivers.

Thoughts on picking up Morel and drop either Flores or Kyle Lewis (both on bench)

Thanks

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
6 months ago

Renfigo or T. Estrada over Cronenworth?

toolshed
toolshed
6 months ago

Who do you like best for a couple weeks and maybe ros in India’s case: kike hernandez, escobar, urshela, ahmed rosario, wong, mateo who was cut. This is an obp league. I lost segura, franco and royce lewis over the last 4 days. I also have what looks like fossilized remains of jonathan india on this team. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Ok. I will give him a shot. Thanks

mattdips
mattdips
6 months ago

Hey Grey—

First India, then Lowe, and now Segura! Yeowza!!

Here are my available WW options: Rojas, Escobar, Morel, Lux, Hoerner, Urias, Mateo. (Blech!) If it’s a needs based decision, extra SBs wouldn’t hurt but doesn’t have to dictate decision. Thanks!

mattdips
mattdips
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Rojas or L Garcia? Just saw the call up

Todd Time
Todd Time
6 months ago

Grey you the best in the biz. Another one for you, this time SP:

Drop any of:
-Ryu
-Urquidy
-Morton

…for…

-Detmers
-Kikuchi
-Smeltzer
-Wacha

big al
big al
6 months ago

NL only with BB instead of runs. yes or no to both of these; if both yes which do you like more? thanks a lot for all your help this season

my nico hoerner and ranger suarez for ryan mcmahon

my alfaro and yastrzemski for kyle schwarber

big al
big al
Reply to  big al
6 months ago

also – im in first place in BA by 15 pts

Doug
Doug
6 months ago

Need to drop one to activate Baz: Morton, Sandoval, Springs. Thanks!

Jon
Jon
6 months ago

Potential dynasty trade on the table where Cole is pricing himself out of being a reasonable keeper (keeper budget is $325):

Gerrit Cole $44
Spencer Strider $4

for

Ian Anderson $13
Vidal Brujan $11
Andrew Heaney $4

Any thoughts?

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

LOL I agree. Need to show this reply to the other guy!

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

What do you think about Cole ($44) for Anderson ($13) and Jack Leiter? Is that closer?

Drew
Drew
6 months ago

Hearing that the Nats will call up Garcia. Think he takes to the bigs better this time around—been torching AAA pitching. Take a MI flyer on him over Kim in OPS?

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

hi grey…what is his first name? where would you slot him in terms of overrall SP rank when he comes up?

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

i guess his SP rank would be very low lol

martin
martin
6 months ago

What’s up Grey,

In a H2H categories league with QS instead of wins, the deeper a pitcher goes into games the more valuable they become helping the ratios for the match up that week. The Ks don’t matter as much because it is only one category compared to the three that would come with a consistently deep starter and the rest of my staff can makeup the Ks. Also limited moves so looking for the long term ROS rather than the short term.
Cal Quantrill has under the radar gone at least 6 innings in his last 7 starts and said himself that he is leaving innings on the table and it is his goal to go even deeper into games, and Cleveland is good about letting their starters go deep. Christian Javier on the other hand does not go deep into games, the Astros are very careful with his usage, as well as his rotation spot long term is in question.
With all that league context in mind what do you think, would you pickup Cal Quantrill and drop Javier?

Thank You

martin
martin
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks! And sorry for the 500 word essay about a Cal Quantrill move, sometimes I think too deeply about fantasy haha

omar
omar
6 months ago

OPS weekly league. Gorman out again. Drop Gorman or Seiya for Vaughn? Looking at the WW, I could probably scoop Suzuki back up prior to him coming off the IL.

Parks
Parks
6 months ago

Hi Grey!

I didn’t see much of Castillo’s start (just highlights), but I saw 98 mph flash up on his Ks. That seems about right, doesn’t it?

ROS redraft OBP, 2B, 3B, BB plus normal counting stats… Saves only for RPs

Adley vs. MJ
Helsley vs. D. Jimenez

Parks
Parks
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Much obliged!

Matty
Matty
6 months ago

I feel like this Joc- Pham drama is all a storyline in service of some upcoming sponsorship deal with a fantasy sports site.
Have you been saving the boba money to pay for that slap and your new spokesmen?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
6 months ago

Two questions please.

1 – Are you still holding Bohm over Wisdom?

2 – Need a Wander replacement. Would you go with Adames, Gleyber or Gio U? Its a limited moves league so thats what has me nervous on Adames.