For as batshizz crazy 2020 is, I will say that it is exciting. Maybe exciting isn’t the right word. Maybe batshizz crazy is the right thing to say, and leave it at that. Every day we have another rookie callup and I’m here for it, even if it might lead to roofies and waking up to wonder why a member of al Qaeda is making a lampshade out of your back skin. “Que quiero mi torso…lampshade?” Al Qaeda, “We don’t speak Spanish.” So, yesterday the Padres called up Luis Patino. My mom is always telling people about her kitchen cabinets’ faux patina, so this must be good. Check it out: Here he is in Prospect Itch’s top 25 prospects for 2020 fantasy baseball. Also, Prospect Hobbs wrote about 1200 words in his Luis Patino fantasy. I’m jazzed like hands and psyched like a shrink! Here’s a small snippet from PH’s post, “Even with just two refined pitches (and another two in the making), Patino has completely baffled right-handed hitters, as they produced a meager .163/.259/.220 slash against him in 2019. Clearly, Patino could step into a big league bullpen tomorrow and be elite. Like, ya know, the opposite of whatever Grey is.” Oh, man, cmon! So, is this the end of Joey Lucchesi of the Doing Crimes To Your Fantasy Team Crime Family? Not sure, but even if Patino is a long man in the bullpen, he’s worth a flyer in leagues 12-team mixed and deeper, depending on needs. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Joe Musgrove – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.75. So, I guess we should’ve sat him for this start. And I oop. Streamonator hated this start, and loves his next one, so if you’re not having too many Musgrovings, I could see starting him in his next one.

Phillip Evans – 3-for-5, 1 RBI hitting .393 with a .500 BABIP. I know Phillip Ervin. I know Evans, White and Longoria. Phillip Evans, I don’t know. Looking at his player page tells me he’s a journeyman who should not be playing in front of Jose Osuna, but the Pirates will continue to Pirate.

Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.80. Been a while since John Smoltz has broadcast a weekday game, but I saw so many people yesterday complaining that at Target Field someone drones on over the play–*intern whispers in ear* Oh, a drone at the game? That’s weird.

Austin Meadows – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI as he returned from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m trying to be responsible after having Mexican for lunch, so I’m wearing a mask on my butt.”

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-2 and his 3rd homer. Red Sox right now, “Ya think Moreland can pitch?”

Charlie Morton – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.52. He was touching 95 MPH early on, and then down to around 93.5 by mid-innings. He averaged 94 MPH last year, so, honestly, I think he’s fine, and I’m not as worried anymore. If anything, this was like his 5th and final Spring Training start in a normal year. “Did someone say normal year?” That’s 2020 maniacally laughing.

Nick Anderson – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save, ERA at 0.00. MLB managers hate your fantasy teams.

Joey Wendle – 3-for-4, 1 run and his 1st steal, hitting .357. Watch for platoons, but definitely a hot schmotato alert!

Tyler Mahle – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.80. T. Mahle looked Reds hot. What, I’m just being Frank’s. I actually own this guy in one deeper league, because I’ve always loved him. I’d now say I’d be careful about matchups, and check Streamonator, but the Reds haven’t released a schedule for their pitchers, not even saying who was going today. (Though, likely Castillo.)

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer; that’s in 11 games for those keeping track. The Greek God of Hard Contact is really letting out his frustrations over not being able to have any contact during quarantine. About to start calling him Pandenick.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .103. This Eugenius figured out the season began.

Franmil Reyes – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .179. Well done, you $54 vending machine steak! (For those new, where you been? But also:  Franmil Reyes looks like a cross between Kyle Blanks and a vending machine that dispenses steaks. “Damn, I thought this was the crappy hot chocolate vending machine and now I just got charged $54 for a T-bone.” That’s someone getting a vending machine steak.)

Brad Hand – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 3rd save, ERA at 10.80. Indians are committed to Hand; let’s see if it proves they should be committed.

Jeff McNeil – Has a low-grade intercostal strain. That’s usually at least a 15-day IL stint, but looking 15 days in the future this year feels optimistic.

Michael Conforto – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .318. At least one Mets player isn’t missing their favorite woobie named Chili Davis and can still hit. I’m talking to you, Pete Alonso!

Steven Matz – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.65. He can’t pitch in away games. Since he’s a Long Island boy, lucky that he’s even on the Mets so he can get at least half of his games near home. Matz’s parents really shouldn’t have done attachment parenting.

Howie Kendrick – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .300. Way to make the big guys hurt you, Matz. What a giant jerk Matz is. Can you tell I own Matz in nearly every league? He’s the worst! Also, why is Juan Soto being activated but not playing? What is this shizz about?! Okay, now I’m rambling, I am just so mad!

Josh Harrison – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1). Yes! A Harrison with a slam and legs! Dot dot dot. Too bad it’s not Monte.

Caleb Smith – Hit the IL with Covid, along with 12 other Marlins players. Only other fantasy-relevant player was Sandy Alcantara. So, that’s the good news. The great news is the Marlins now have on their team, Josh A. Smith and Josh D. Smith, to signify a new era, because A and D stand for Anno Domini.

Jorge Guzman – One of the Marlins’ call-ups that I’m cyclops’ing. Repeat: cyclops with a monocle for Guzman. I’m not picking him up anywhere yet, and if someone else grabs him, then oh well, as Apathy says.

Monte Harrison – 0-for-3, 3 Ks, as he hit ninth. Not the greatest lineup position, but I’m still in on Monte, and here’s my Monte Harrison fantasy.

Eddy Alvarez – True story:  He’s 30 years old and a former Olympic speed skater. Look at that, the 2020 Marlins is the Cool Runnings sequel you didn’t even know you were getting.

Jon Berti – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal, as he hit 2nd. I told you in December the Marlins would find room for Berti.

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. A week off can’t cool the schmotato that is Aguilar. Jesus, take the wheel!

Pablo Lopez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks in his 1st start of the year. In one league, I dropped Lopez last week, because, well, the Marlins weren’t filming their Cool Runnings feel-good story yet, but I picked Lopez back up, because I like him a lot, and own him on multiple teams. Doesn’t strike me as a streamer either, but tough matchups are obviously wait-and-see.

Ozzie Albies – 0-for-4 as the Braves scored ten runs. Ticker tease! Albies says he’s playing with a hurt wrist. Burn it all down! “Great idea!” That’s a guy hosting a going-out-of-business sale in a candle store.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st steal, hitting .250. Tildaddy’s alive!

Matt Adams – 1-for-2 and his 2nd homer, hitting .212. Wanna weep with me? In one NL-Only league, I have Adams on the bench, and I’d be better off with him than Pete Alonso.

Austin Riley – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .138. He Ks too much, huh?

Matt Shoemaker – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.91. This Shoemaker start reminded me of the woman who lived in the shoe trying to feed her children after her husband left her without child support.

Mike Trout – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and I’d say his first homer as a father, but he’s been everyone’s daddy for many years.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. They stopped the game as he rounded 2nd, so he could sit down and watch an episode of Law & Order.

David Fletcher – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .357. Fletcher doing what I expected of him last year, when he disappointed, but was also saddled with Brad Assmunch.

Jo Adell – 1-for-4. His only hit was a weak dribbler to 3rd that he beat out at first. He’s the youngest hitter in the majors. Maybe he can get Juan Soto to buy him beer. I compared him to a young Justin Upton yesterday. Sending him and us mo-Jo!

Ty Buttrey – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save as Maddon said Hansel Robles is out as closer. Mets fans are like, “We could’ve told you that three years ago.” Crazy when you think how awful Robles was his whole career prior to Anaheim that he even had a chance to close. Prolly Buttrey’s job to lose. Did I say lose, I meant close. If you want to speculate deeper, Felix Pena is the most interesting name behind Butt(rey).

Brady Singer – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.80 vs. Kyle Hendricks – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.54. This matchup was billed as, “Hendricks/Singer better than watching Carlos Santana doing anything.”

Jason Heyward – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .233. Also, better than Pete Alonso.

Willson Contreras – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .314. I just had a random thought, whatever happened to Gary Sanchez? Is he playing this year?

Craig Kimbrel – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 32.40. Kimbrel would have an easier time convincing people the decimal in his ERA is misplaced than pitching better.

Kyle Ryan – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save. Oh, yeah, Kyle Ryan, of course. Maybe David Ross doesn’t want to use the bullpen phone because he wants to prove he’s new school, so he’s just randomly pointing at the bullpen and whoever is around comes in.

Lance Lynn – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.49. Last year around September I started saying how I couldn’t wait to draft Lynn everywhere as an underappreciated vet, and, boy, did I have to wait. But I did, and have been loving it!

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer. So far there’s been one good A’s Matt, and one requiring a hazmat.

Stephen Piscotty – 2-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .276. Hey, what do you know, Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!

Jesus Luzardo – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.31 in his first major league start. His changeup is unfair. Then he can quick pitch a 96 speedball like en bee dee. Man, he’s gorgeous. Love, love, Lovezardo. I do still worry he will be kept on a strict IP limit this year, limiting his fantasy appeal.

German Marquez – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.89. Thanks for reverting to your awesome self the year I don’t own. Mucho appreciado.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 2 runs, and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. In my attic, I just found the kite Benjamin Franklin used to discover electricity. It must be priceless, so I’m just going to carelessly leave it by this open window–NOOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Dinelson Lamet – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.72. Dinelson keeping the whacks off.

Dustin May – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.63. Give me all your NL West starters, besides Rockies, and let me love on them.

Yency Almonte – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.35, and his 1st save. I want to believe this is just Jairo Diaz working the day before, but I also know what a shizzshow this year’s bullpens have been.

Madison Bumgarner – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 7.04. With how his velocity has looked, allow me to start the countdown to his IL stint.

Cristian Javier – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.42. We went over Javier in the last podcast. Well, actually Podcaster Ralph went over him for about ten minutes. Streamonator also loves his next start.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-5 and his 2nd homer, hitting .163. Did you hear what was revealed yesterday? Altuve is actually six-two. Geez, this guy.

Carlos Correa – 3-for-3, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .389. We knew one guy who could never stay on the field for 162 games was going to excel in a 60-game season. Not sure anyone wanted it to be Correa.

Roberto Osuna – Dusty Baker said Osuna’s elbow ‘doesn’t look real good.’ Hearing Tommy John is on the table. Finally, they reopen restaurants and someone put goddamn Tommy John on the table! I thought this was a Jimmy John’s! What the fu–So, Ryan Pressly is the fill-in, but he’s had his own arm troubles. I’d look at Blake Taylor or Andre Scrubb, if speculating deep.

Ben Gamel – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games, but that’s going back about five days, so maybe schmotato, hard to say.

Nick Madrigal – Left with an injured shoulder. Welp, that’s better than a wrist injury, which it appeared to be at first. Though, a subluxation isn’t good and he can barely power a ball 125-feet so this might not be good either way.

Lucas Giolito – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 5.17 vs. Brandon Woodruff – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.08. I have these guys on more teams than I wanna cop to, and I’m not defunding any of them voluntarily. Puh-leeze.

Eloy Jimenez – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. My boy Eloy!

Luis Robert – 2-for-4 and his 4th steal, hitting .364. Reminds me of Acuña in that he’s wonderful, and he seems to have not received the message about no one stealing anymore.

Yadier Molina – Hit the IL after testing positive. Add it to the resume, Yadier has now also caught Covid.

Paul DeJong – Tested positive for Covid. It was Colonel Mustard in the library without a mask touching his face.

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Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 year ago

Maeda or Montas?

Fish
Fish
1 year ago

Oh man, Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department giving us his takes on Covid is the hero
America deserves right now… And probably the one it needs, too

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

JOC (wish I owned him)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

How about that Kyle Gibson? QS and 9 Ks!

SON likes LeBlanc tomorrow – gotta give him a whirl against those Marlins, right?

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

Oscar Mercado or Nick Castellanos?

… but seriously, hold Mercado? I’ve got pitchers hitting better than him!

Milarky
Milarky
1 year ago

Yo Grey, great stuff as always. Looking to pickup a closer to cuff Kimbrel. I can spare one of my bench guys to pickup one of these guys – just need to pick the right one as we only have limited waivers. Who do you have the most confidence in?

Bass
Pressly
Buttrey
Jairo Diaz
Nick Anderson
Oliver Drake
Ryan Helsley
Trevor Rosenthal
Ask me again on Friday

Thanks!

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Milarky
1 year ago

Or do I say screw it and use my only waiver claim this week for Patino??? Doesn’t help me to replace Kimbrel, but at least I can put Givens in there as an RP for now.

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Kim back in cardinals Rotation.

Gallaos the closer over helsey?

Drop karenchek?

I know the spelling is way off lol

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

In 12 team Yahoo dynasty league currently in 1st place. I have a decent staff with Buehler, Paddock, Woodruff, Bauer, Ray, Heaney, C Smith, Kikuchi, & Peterson with Wood & Kluber on the IL.
I noticed Gausman, Turnbull, Mahle, Walker, T Williams, Dobnak, Pena, & Framber are available.
Seems C Smith is an easy drop since my IL slots are full. So this being dynasty who should I pick up? Also I was looking to hold Peterson for a bit just to see how he pitches but is he dropable as well considering some decent arms out there?

krazyivan
krazyivan
1 year ago

This season is brutal. Every pitcher spent the pandemic changing grips, building their arm strength, getting better and every hitter sat in his basement playing MLB the Show. This is what we’re left with.

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ryan McMahon has struck out 17 times in 34 ABs. The Pirates as a team are batting .188. I only mention these stats because it is the only thing to compare my teams to and feel better about them.

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
1 year ago

Drop Musgrove for Patino in Yahoo 12 team H2H 5×5?

Rest of Pitchers:
Lynn
Fried
Maeda
Giolitto
Houser
Bauer
Bassitt
Liam Hendricks
Bass

Thanks!

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ah! I just traded Musgrove for Dahl. Maybe drop Houser for Luis Patino?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Effing Lindor. Leaving the bases loaded like it’s his job. Second day running.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

And now Yarborough *sob*

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Any interest in this Tauchman fellow? Been quite productive the last week or so (ie pretty much the whole season).

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

You know youre a bad MLB manager when your DH is a guy with 6 HR in his last 1200 plate appearances (Torey Lovullo/ John Jay).

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

Do I want Woodruff or Corbin for counting stats (K, QS) and ratios? In a normal season, I like Corbin. This season I like the Central Division schedule better for SP.

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, Grey

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Prayer Octagon for both Bryce and Scherzer – its like one heard the other was hurt and wanted to give the other company

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

don’t own either but figured it’d be good karma for my guys…

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

harper’s fine. in the 2nd game. scherzer’s obv been hurt for over a year now, probably not good on him.

Curious George
Curious George
1 year ago

Saves/holds league – bullpens are a mess!

Would you please rank your top 3 of the following:
Helsley, Alex Reyes, Jairo Diaz, Daniel Hudson, and Patino

Much thanks, Grey

LenFuego
LenFuego
1 year ago

Ruh-roh. Scherzer removed after an inning with an apparent injury.

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
1 year ago

16 teamer with OPS, hits, total bases, OBP over AVG, drop a.dickerson or kemp for soto back (dickerson still @ COL for 2 more days, kemp finally benched to allow tapia to play again). probably a-dick in case kemp keeps mostly starting.

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

i was close to right about STL possibly moving kim to starter when mikolas stayed out (not “went out” since it was the same injury he had in march, we were just led to believe otherwise for 4ish months), with carmart out with corona (but he’s the kind of twit (the only one out of 7) that didn’t allow them to say he has corona, as if we don’t know already) kim’s back to starting (PIT matchup great of course, don’t drop in non shallows)

– 12 teamer, have kim (but also matz to stream or drop), pick up which of pressly, helsley, sulser, buttrey? saves only. also have hudson, iglesias, rogers (MIN)

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

14 team QS/ERA/WHIP/K/BB÷K

Starting Garret Richards at home v Dodgers?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Curious lineup placement for Adalberto tonight – batting 5th – if only he could face Kimbrel all the time

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeah it looks like he’s finally getting going – plus drawing a walk or 2 over the past few games to boot. The only downside is that he’s 1 for 3 stealing bases

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

looks like there’s a lineup update – he’s batting 7th now

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Please pick best 2 for spec saves?
Helsley
Pena
Almonte
Givens
Magill
Watson
Reyes
Castillo
Alvarado

southside dom
southside dom
1 year ago

Dynasty keep forever league

Kopech and a 2021 4th rounder for Jose Abreu

My pitching is solid and I need some bats

Thoughts?

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

Start Ryu vs ATL tonight? Seems dicey…

Getting the itch to drop him

prey879
prey879
1 year ago

Piggybacking off the comment above, but in a SV+H league I have Nick Burdi, Karinchak, Nick Anderson, and Zack Britton. Would you pick-up Helsley in place of any of them?

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Burdi just put on 45-day IL with elbow issues.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Kwang-Hyun Kim moving to the rotation;

better bet for saves: Helsley or Gallegos?

Dr Easy
Dr Easy
1 year ago

Drop Benintendi on a claim for Senzel? Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Renfroe or Buxton? Bench bat

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
1 year ago

I’m deep in SP and I got an offer of Cole for both Corbin and Woodruff from an owner that needs SP depth. It’s a small friends league where all teams are stacked. Would you take Cole? He doesn’t look as sharp/dominant so far as he has the last couple years in the games I’ve watched.

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Drop Edman for Wil Myers?

Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

Add Franmil Reyes into that mix as well

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

… and AJ Pollock

TC
TC
1 year ago

Fried and Conforto for Ketel? Standard 5×5 roto
Fair offer? Which side? I have extra arms and I’m trying to upgrade my OF spots.

Green monstahh
Green monstahh
1 year ago

Good afternoon Grey! H2h pts weekly

Need 2b help, I dropped Villar (2b/SS) a week ago with the marlins mess, picked up Cano now he’s on IL. On my bench for next week & beyond I have Cavan biggio & Freddy galvis (SS/2b)

Question drop cano or move to IL? Either way I’ll be picking up a 2b; options are Jonathan villar (2b/SS), nico hoerner (SS/2b), leury garcia (2b/OF), Joey Wendle (2b/3b), Seth long jr, Wilmer Flores

Not the best list , at this point just roll with biggio / galvis most weeks?

Thanks man!

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

I’m a little worried about Moose.I can’t find any video of him getting hurt. I can’t see a guy who I’ve seen play with 12 broken fingers miss time because of a “bruise”. Any idea what’s going on?Alberto is starting to look pretty good but I’d have to swap them.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah I know,was just getting FOMO on the double headers today.My 2B is hanging by a Howie hamstring.I’ll probably get McNeil back this weekend.I’ve got 3 D2D guys but nobody to cut.I was hoping with tomorrows roster reduction 1 of them would get IL’ed.Thanks.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

Hey hey hey,

Who is the better hold for a spare closer: Anderson(over Drake now, I guess?) or Buttery Nipple?

Lurrrrrrrrrrr
v
e
!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Argh, and now your chat with TH above has me considering J. Hernandez. Is that the best route?

F-ing 2020 bullpens . . .

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

TY, HOTIF

DLev45
DLev45
1 year ago

12 team 5×5 Roto (6 keepers), unlimited moves/innings

Time to cut bait on Robbie Ray or hold? He already put up two stinkers and plays the Astros today.

If cut bait, would you go (a) streamer, (b) firm starter, or (c) saves? Or would you hold Ray and cut bait elsewhere for (a)-(c) above?

My SPs:
Cole
Buehler
Clevinger
Urias
May
Stripling
Bassitt
Pearson
Ray
Mize (NA)

My Saves:
Jansen
Kintzler
Pressly

Top WW SPs:
Canning
Howard
Patino
Kikuchi
Chirinos
Mills
Senzatela

Top WW Closers:
Buttrey
Jeffress
Williams (SEA)
Almonte
Drake
Goody

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  DLev45
1 year ago

Can also add in Alex Reyes on the WW for what its worth.

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So you’re cutting Robbie Ray for a streamer?

It’s tough to rectify based on his history. 33 wins, 1.33 Ks/inning, 3.97 ERA, and 1.27 WHIP over the last 3 years.

But based on the shortened 2020, he has sucked 1st 2 starts, and now he has the Astros tonight and @ Coors in his next.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

Grey,

1.) Surprised to see you said start Wheeler above, I’ll roll him out there in 10 team. How about houser! You said depends on league size, I have him in 10-12 teamers, been holding. Guess I’ll whirl him too?

2.) Ive been holding Hernandez on TEX as a spec closer; he’s actually been really good (4IP, like 7 Ks and a win) but is he anything more? Do we still think he’s the guy to own?

3.) Is Diego Castillo an own in spec 10-12 teamers? I know Anderson and drake have been the move, but he’s a great reliever and they’ve rolled him out there over the pasT year. Figure tonight if they win a close one it will be him or drake. Worth owning?

4.) Shoemaker always screws me when I start to feel good about him. Other pitchers who do that to me:
Gausman, Gibson, Matz, Vince Velasquez… always

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
1 year ago

Lost Albies. Had two open spots after dropping a streamer, so I added Kendrick. Now I have one spot left. Category wise, I could use some steals (it’s my weakest category). Obv. Kendrick doesn’t bring that. Should I pick up Shed Long, who is 2B/OF eligible and has wheels, but not necessarily the ability to get on base? Or should I try for Avisail (who is on waivers), who offers less speed but is a more rounded player (and then hope Trea Turner starts running soon)? I’m #1 in the league, and have 8 points or better in each category except steals, where I have 3 (no thanks to Trea).

Lineup in a 12-team, 10-cat ROTO redraft:

C – Perez; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Kendrick, 3B – Chapman; SS – Turner; OF – Judge, Laureano, Brantley; Util – Voit; IL – H.Dozier, Albies

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Happ or Renfroe?

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Part of me wants some players like Alonso to slump a bit for that 2021 discount, but then this also got me thinking – how much does this season really matter for certain players if they slump? Like if Eugenio Suarez hits .220, does that suddenly make him great value next year, or do people still draft him as a Top 5 3B? As I stare at Bellinger’s batting line right now, I’m like – whatever happens happens, but he’s still a keeper for 2021 for me

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

I would personally be more likely to push a guy up then drag a guy down. Like, e.g., if a young guy like Vlad Jr. or Moncada raked .317/16 HRs this year, I might be inclined to move him up some. But if a vet like Arenado slips to .233/8? I am leaving him where he is — buying the long-term performance and looking at him as a buying opportunity next year.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Flier in Alex Reyes or Sulser for SAGNOF speculation?

14T k/9

Thanks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

Can you pick your top 2 for getting the W today?

Yarbrough home vs Red Sox (Perez)
Clevinger home vs Reds (Antone)
McCullers @Dbacks (Ray)

Chet
Chet
1 year ago

Hey, Grey! Would you start Wheeler in NY (Yankees) this afternoon?

Mookie Wilson 1
Mookie Wilson 1
1 year ago

NL only 5×5, ROS SHoward or JQuintana?

Trader
Trader
1 year ago

Morton’s increased velocity a good reminder that first few starts for many were part of the build up process. Too late for me as I “cleverly” traded him due to arm concerns. And so it goes.

Earl
Earl
1 year ago

should I start Garrett Richards at home against Dodgers??

What do you think of Jason Kipnis as he seems to be having good start to season?

Thanks

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

You a fan of Dobnak? SON has -$9 for today @Pitt.

Solid stream in 12 teamer?

Troy
Troy
1 year ago

Sounds like Alex Reyes will be called up with everyone else on the Cardinals roster having the RONA. Are you picking him up anywhere?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I don’t know much. Is Reyes gonna be a SP or a RP. if a RP, is he the new closer?

Jaco
Jaco
1 year ago

What up Grey—couple quick ones today

12 team 5×5 roto. My batting is balanced, no great need of power vs. speed at the moment (except a great need for both naw mean?)

A). Assuming Madrigal bad news, do I:
1- replace him with Wong, Schoop, or Shed
2- run Kingery as only eligible 2B and pick up best available like Canha, Aguilar, Pollock (wire is quite lean for bats) for bench bat

B). Should get a good look at Sulser tonight depending on scores, but do you like Patiño over him regardless of, let’s say, if Sulser locks in another clean save tonight?

C). I like Montgomery today vs a Phillies team that has been through some shiz to start the season, is this a meh stream? Does the meh stream feed into the blech river? Big if true

D1). Can u explain the seemingly unanimous calls to stream Kikuchi vs COL? I know they aren’t the Yankees or dodgers but just seems like a mediocre stream option to me

D2 (the mighty ducks). Just of an observation—watching Lamet is like a rollercoaster, he will throw two pitches that look like, “okay he’s losing control this is finna be a disaster”, then he paints two 99MPH fastballs at the tippy top of the zone hahaha. It’s a wild ride owning him and watching his starts . 2 K’s tho who does he think he is Hyun Jin Lamet???

Thanks in advance as always!!!

Jaco
Jaco
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

B). Currently tied for 1st in saves, but with a shaky group— Jansen, Hand, Karinchak, Pomeranz, Sulser; Karinchak and Pomeranz have 3 of my 7 saves.

Follow up on C). — drop Montgomery for Kikuchi then grab Howard, Merrill Kelly, or Bassitt? 22IP behind projection. Current staff is Giolito, Castillo, Paddack, Lamet, Houser, Gallen, streamer spot (currently Montgomery as I said)

happyharry
happyharry
1 year ago

Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6×6. Will need a MI for DeJong..Please rank your top three:
Howie Kendrick
Cesar Hernandez
J.P. Crawford
Starlin Castro
Jean Segura
Hanser Alberto
Shed Long
Amed Rosario

cyler8
cyler8
1 year ago

I put a feeler out to my league on moving Trout. My current roster is below and I have a ton of OF so I think maybe I can make my team better?

10 team 6 X 6 OPS league.

I have 2 offers that are decent right now

Trout for Julio Rodriguez, Dylan Carlson and Tatis JR

OR

Trout for Jarred Kelenic, Gavin Lux and Xander Bogaerts

Do either of those get it done or hang on to the fishman?

C – Tromp
1B – Rizzo
2B – Moustakas
SS – Trea Turner
3B – Moncada
OF – Meadows
OF – Trout
OF – Springer
UT – Robles
UT – Bregman
UT – Grisham
BN – Kieboom
BN – Hilliard
BN – Yastremski
IL – Yordan Alvarez

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 year ago

So after Kimbrel’s implosion again, but Wick not being brought out to relieve him and Ryan looking a little shaky, did last night increase your faith that Wick is the man, or is it more clear as mud than ever?

Also trying to figure out if I should churn the bottom of my roster. Unlimited moves. Lose any of Monte, Ray, Didi for May, Kikuchi, Merrill Kelly, Yarborough, Bassitt?

My bats: French Terminator, Olson, Gleyber, Adalberto, Story, Walker, Rosario, Grisham, Meadows, Teoscar, Soler, Laureano, Kyle Lewis, Monte, Didi (Can start 3 OF, 2 U)

Pitching: Sonny, Lynn, Giolito, Fried, Stripling, Ray, Wick, Workman, Bass

6×6 roto 10 Tm, IP/start is the 6th, K/9, HRA, no wins or QS; Ks for batters is the 6th, OBP not Avg.

Thanks again!

cyler8
cyler8
Reply to  aintlifegrand
1 year ago

I like May over pretty much all of those guys you mentioned.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Monte Harrison or Buxton?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

As a Hand owner, trade my Mercado (riding my bench and no plans to start) for Karenchak in case Hand implodes?

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

Antone @Indians
M Perez @Rays
K Gibson @A’s

SON hates them all. Would you stream any in 12 teamer?

Thanks

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

Would you stream Newcomb at home vs Blue Jays today in 12 teamer?

Whip It Good
Whip It Good
1 year ago

Hosmer or G Cooper if Encarnacion is out? Kinda like Coop cuz they still have like 59 games left.

Whip It Good
Whip It Good
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yes,but per his 10 day IL stint he is suppose to be back by start of next week, assuming he didn’t get sick from it and he doesn’t take longer to recover..

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 year ago

Who do you want ROS in a standard roto league for this year – K Marte or Gleyber? Yankees look great and Gleyber has yet to get going.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 year ago

11-team, 5×5 league with weekly lineups (setting today):

1) Please rank for RP: Hudson, Melancon, Pressly, Karinchak, Buttrey, Williams.

2) Grey says SON loves Javier’s next start. I see a value of -11.5 for his next start. Am I doing it wrong?

3) Need to sit two of the following SPs this week:
Javier (@OAK),
Kikuchi (vCOL),
2-start Houser (@CHW and vMIN)
May (vSD)
2-start Yarbrough (vBOS and @BOS)
2-start Gallen (vHOU and @COL)

Probably sit Gallen, despite the two starts, because of who he is facing (and where), and then maybe Javier? But dunno.

4) Have a bit of a logjam at OF/U and need to sit one of Acuna, Laureano, Conforto, Lewis (thank you Grey), Teoscar, Myers (MVP!) and Didi. Who sits?

Thank you, sir.

Luke
Luke
1 year ago

Would you move Heaney for Kepler in a roto league?

My OFs are
Robert
Robles
Mercado
JaCoby Jones
Carlson
(McNeill/Biggio/Belli if necessary)

I have Spencer Howard stashed away who would replace Heaney, and lose Jones or Mercado if he continues to stink to up to make room. No time to waste.

Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Do you think Robles is just tired, and will work better on a committee? Or should I replace him with Middleton (the other committe members are taken)?

Trevor May is also available, if you think I should avoid the Angels situation.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Just saw F Pena was available so replace MIddleton with him in above question.

Taco Bellinger
Taco Bellinger
1 year ago

Drop Rob Ray for Dustin May? points league
Or cut ties with Canning?

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

Now that H.Robles has destroyed my ERA, in the past day I’ve also lost DeJong and Albies, had Aquino sent down. Im not getting EdRod back and Tom Murphy still AWOL. Fortunately, Robert, Fletcher, Story, Vazquez still raking, so I’m doing relatively well despite. Could the Cardinals and Cubs at least play this weekend?

Im getting whiplash from all the roster instability. Never has been getting a full lineup in play so challenging.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I never own Cards but Andrew talked me into DeJong. Flaherty was all my idea after Bieber was gone at #22. What a difference in results between Bieber at 20, and Flaherty at 22.

Now I gotta find some more saves in Drake aint doing much and Kennedy seems a wash. I have 5 days of games before next FAAB,

Its good to see you plugged Fletcher in the lineup finally in our DC! A homer already this week and hopefully another SB or two!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, it is evidence how demoralizing it must have been for Fletch playing for Assmunch last year. I hear Brad got a job with Dr. Fauci as his bullpen coach. I wish him well, I think.

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
1 year ago

10×10 H2H (BB, K and TB all count) with limited moves (17 left for the season), need to replace Albies: Alberto, B. Lowe, McMahon or Kendrick? ‘Tron/ROS projections say Kendrick.

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

League with 5 bench spots-drop Verlander to try and stream or hold out another week or two to see how it plays out?

3mango
3mango
1 year ago

Good Morning Grey!
Thoughts: Rank top 4 (position irrelevant, want to drop 2 of below)-12team roto 6×6 OPS
Ian Happ
Rio Ruiz
Nico Hoerner
Garrett Hampson
Sam Hilliard
Andrew Mccutchen
As always, appreciate everything!

frank rizzo
frank rizzo
1 year ago

Olson is feeling like Rhys Hoskins 2.0. Can you please promise me he’s going to snap out of this crap? Guys like Voit and Moreland putting him to shame.

joe
joe
1 year ago

Jo Adell or Teoscar this year? standard roto

Funny Name
Funny Name
1 year ago

Just about 2 weeks into the season, so short sample size, but I noticed 1B is pathetic. If you take the top 10 pre-ranked players on yahoo minus Grandal (should be ppls Cather) and Vlad Jr (not drafted as a 1B) 7 are hitting under .200, with Rizzo hitting .222. Only top 1B drafted that’s holding value is Abreu. I expected some of these guys to have slow starts but not all of them. Just an observation. Great article as usual.

Elvis
Elvis
1 year ago

Replacing Albies

Fletcher, Solano, Alberto or Happ?

Great stuff as always.

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
1 year ago

Greyt write up and Greyt podcast!

12 team yahoo 5×5 H2H

What is going on in Tampa Bay for closers? Hold Anderson?

Thanks!

I LOVE the smell of mustache wax in the morning!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Trade offer opinion in a 10-team H2H keeper:

Team A: Arenado, Clevinger, Keuchel

Team B: Moncada, Nola, Luis Castillo

Team A is in last place and looking to get younger. Team B is in 1st place and would still have Paddack, Glasnow, Darvish, May, Javier, and Gore in the minors.

Which side do you prefer? Thanks!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  Jason Murray
1 year ago

Team A would give Arenado/Clevinger/Keuchel, Team B would give Moncada and the starters.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Jason Murray
1 year ago

I’d want the Arenado side and not that close for me

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Please rank Pablo Lopez, Jake Odorizzi, Corbin Burnes and Merrill Kelly?

Nick Anderson an add over any of Hudson,Bradley or Bass?

Thanks for being willing to throw out your thoughts in this crazy season!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  DonnieB
1 year ago

Odorizzi, Burnes, Kelly

Anderson over Bass for me

Giacomo
Giacomo
1 year ago

Hi Grey, your doing a great job, thank You!
Would You trade Lynn for May in a Dyansty Keeper League?
tnx again

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Giacomo
1 year ago

If you’re in it this year then I’d keep Lynn

BigEasy
BigEasy
1 year ago

14 team dynasty

Too impulsive to drop MadBum for someone like Chatwood or Kikuchi?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  BigEasy
1 year ago

I’d hold MadBum, but not sure there’s such a thing as too impulsive this year.

detroit696969
detroit696969
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Great write up as usual.

A) With your McNeil blurb I guess it’s time to find another 2B for a while. Would need to drop one of these guys: Grisham, Teoscar, Yaz, Adell

B) Need to pick up one of these guys: Fletcher, H. Alberto, Villar, Edman, Lowe, Happ

C) is fletcher schmotato’ing right now or are you interested in him full season?

Thanks again and anyone’s help is appreciated.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  detroit696969
1 year ago

A) Grisham or Adell
B) Villar for me
C) Schmotato

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Berti or Buxton for a bench bat?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Cohen
1 year ago

Buxton for me but kind of a coin flip

Mrbaseball
Mrbaseball
1 year ago

who is closing for Astros

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Mrbaseball
1 year ago

Pressly I’m guessing

roolhaas
roolhaas
1 year ago

have an offer of sending my Meadows for Pete. but all this Alonso shade makes my wanna hold. 12 team dynasty roto league. (already have belly, goldy and nate lowe). hold?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  roolhaas
1 year ago

It’s fair, but I’d hold.

pjohnson
pjohnson