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

Holds out hand towards mouse, while internet page is open to waivers, “Luke, you are my waiver wire fodder.” Cougs walks in and sees I’m dressed as Darth Vader — again — and asks me if I’m gonna be playing fantasy all night or if we can watch some foreign film about a son who is secretly in love with his mother or some crap. “I’m playing fantasy,” I scream, but that fogs up my Darth mask, and I pout, removing it. Thanks a lot! So, we’ve had Josh Lowe, C.J.Abrams, Oneil Cruz, Riley Greene, Alex Kirilloff, Jarren Duran, and now we’ve got this new youngster, Luke Voit! Okay, not a youngster, but as June turns to July, the rookie callups are mostly behind us and it’s time we roll up our Ocean Pacific shorts, so we’re wearing short shorts, and dig in on guys who can actually help the ol’ fantasy team. Voit’s been on a heater in the month of June, and he could carry that over for another week, a few weeks or even a few months. Being under 50% rostered in mixed leagues needs to end, and let me get back to playing with my Smorestroopers! (Stormtroopers I made out of marshmallows, graham crackers and dark side chocolate.) Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Kyle Higashioka – This guy over here with two thumbs and a mustache that stops dames in their tracks picked up Jose Trevino, so, natch, Higashioka goes off.

Jorge Alfaro – We are not the same. I sing Kendrick Lamar’s, “You outta pocket,” every time I can’t write-off expenses. I also have Jorge Alfaro in one deep league all season, and, honestly, he’s not been terrible for a 2nd catcher. Rave reviews!

Isaac Paredes – It would be super Raysqué to call up a shizzton of prospects, and the one that clicks is the guy no one cares about.

Alex Kirilloff – Here’s what I said this offseason, “(Kirilloff) needs to connect now, but I think he can. If you remove the Hard Hit numbers because he had a wrist issue, and just look at contact, they look fine. 22.5% strikeout rate is decent for a rookie, and low BABIP due to wrist. Oh, and he hit eight homers in roughly a third of his at-bats last year with a bad wrist!” And that’s me quoting me! If his wrist is fine, and it should be if his Triple-A numbers (10 HRs, .359) mean anything. Do they mean anything?! I scream at the heavens while the rain smacks down hard on my forehead.

Brendan Donovan – Most be nice to be a Cards fan. They have some who-knows-who, and he comes up and is the meow’s cat. Just get out before he turns into Edmundo Sosapumpkin.

Ezequiel Duran – You have the opportunity now to roster three Durans, and name your fantasy team, The Wild Boys, so why are you not doing this? The Zeke Duran is making the best contact of any Duran, which is prolly good since one Duran is a pitcher, and the other is a speedster.

Luis Garcia – We have Duran Duran Duran and sixteen Luis Garcias. Now is the time we implement my fantasy rule where you get all guys with same name — think of all the Contrerasses! Contrerai? As for this Luis Garcia aka Rocky III, he’s a Clubber.

Oneil Cruz – He was last week’s Buy, and I’m kinda surprised he’s still under 50% rostered. Also, on our Prospectonator, he’s far and away the best prospect for projections.

Jon Berti – The S is SAGNOF stands for Berti. Don’t ask questions.

Lenyn Sosa – Just gave you my Lenyn Sosa fantasy, use your scrolly finger and scroll on, scrolla!

C.J. Abrams – Best expectation for Abrams is Spielberg, but watered down. That was the problem with Abrams when he made the Padres’ opening day roster, Spielberg never made the Padres’ team, so Abrams didn’t know what to do. “Let’s film all these kids from their POV, but add in two monsters, instead of one.” That’s Abrams making any film. Okay, okay, OKAY! Enough of the film school nerd talk. I’m about to noogie myself. *turns to the mirror* You don’t want none of this smoke. Okay, enough kiel’ing my basa on the grill’s hoo-ha, let’s do business time. C.J. Abrams is perfect. Will he be perfect for this year? Like Bret Easton Ellis, I have less than zero idea. He’s got 80-grade speed (can steal 40+ bags), and 55 grade power (can hit 15+ homers). A 15/50 guy? We go boing. He could also have a strikeout rate below 17%. My goodness, he’s lovely. He’s everything you could want. For this year? He might not even be up for two more weeks. But I’d grab Abrams everywhere, especially if Spielberg is already gone.

Buddy Kennedy – Maybe because I watched Buddy Lee Jeans Kennedy’s first homer, I nearly made him the lede. I really liked what I saw from him. 26/24/.280-ish across the last two years of minor leagues in 150 games. Little janky since that’s 30 games at High-A, 66 games at Double-A and 54 games at Triple-A, but he hit everywhere. I’m intrigued, y’all! He might just be the best hitter to come out of Millville, New Jersey.

Matt Vierling – This guy is entirely a 7-day Player Rater hot schmotato, and not very good.

Orlando Arcia – Kinda guy who is a huge value boost for NL-Only leagues, and unlikely to even get a whiff of interest in mixed leagues to rival Odor.

Nomar Mazara – The Mezuzah’s banging on our doors, trying to get on our teams. And I am very much, just barely interested.

Jack Suwinski – Thinking about a guy who has Suwinski, Oneil Cruz, Bligh Madris and Bryan Reynolds on their fantasy team and walking around singing, “Black and Yellow,” and wearing an eye patch. Bless that guy for committing to a bit.

Michael Harris II – They say the sequel is never as good as the original, but, after sitting through the first Michael Harris, I have to say, hogwash to that. Hogwash, my good man. (Becoming a guy who says hogwash.)

Riley Greene – Already gave you my Riley Greene fantasy. (Honestly, I gave you like five Riley Greene fantasies in the last six months. I’m a big fan, thankfully with this heat.)

Josh Lowe – Here’s what I said the other day, “BDon and I go over Lowe on this week’s podcast that you can watch, rather than listen to, on our Youtube channel (click subscribe!) For those of you who prefer to read words vs. listen to them, Lowe’s 31.2% strikeout rate in Triple-A sure seems like a bad omen — like a bird flying in a house or your mother saying, “Oh boy, here comes the IBS.” Lowe needs to have a .375+ BABIP to even scratch and/or sniff a .240 average. He does have power and speed, which is always alluring. At some point, these em-effers are gonna click and you’re gonna be like, “Grey, your mustache and handsome face told me to pick up Vidal Brujan and Josh Lowe, and now you don’t seem quite as daffy.” Will that time be now for Lowe? No one knows, but that’s why we do flyers, you giant ding dong! I mean, over-the-internet friend.” And that’s me quoting me quoting a fictitious you!

Jarren Duran – Yes, I likely went over him many times before too, but I will summarize quickly for you, he’s got insane speed. One of the fastest guys I’ve seen in a long time. And he can actually hit a few homers. His strikeouts are a big worry though, and I don’t know what becomes of him when Enrisqué Hernandez returns. (Two plays on the word risqué in one post? Rawr!)

Bligh Madris – Any truth that he’s the Captain from the Captain & Tennille’s real name? Glove can’t keep us together, he needs to hit, which he’s doing.

Adam Duvall – If he’s hitting homers, he’s not not hitting homers, and, if he’s not hitting homers, he’s not not not hitting homers. Clear?

Alek Thomas – Since he wasn’t doing it with any power, I didn’t mention him much recently, but he had a nice hitting streak going, and he’s got nice speed. Prolly should be more highly touted, but the only one who can fix that is me, and I ain’t fixin’ shizz!

Brady Singer – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to its local junkyard.

Corey Kluber – This is also a Streamonator call. “He was my very good friend from when we were kids…yes, he looks like a vacuum, because he is.”

Kendall Graveman – I was going to list Joe Kelly. JK. Not his initials, I’m saying just kidding. As in Joe Kelly is a joke. He’s very bad. As in not a good pitcher. So, Tony La Russa will turn to him again and again for saves. Can someone show La Russa the Graveman? Take that however you want.

Seranthony Dominguez – I could’ve listed Brad Hand here and, what do you know, I just did! I expect Seranthony to cannibalize most saves.

Tanner Houck – Sad day when there’s only one Tanner in the Buy. Just got to nine punchouts on my Suncoast Sexy Man Tanning Salon and one more for a free sesh. Okay, fine, Tanner Scott too, if you need saves, because he’s the Marlins’ closer.

A.J. PukA’s bullpen without the injured Dany Jimenez is Puk, Zach Jackson and Trivino. One guy who sounds like puke, and one guy who is, and Jackson. My guess is Puk, and I’m not rushing to get any of them, outside of AL-Only.

Ken Giles – This is prolly more for AL-Only at this point, but, if Giles is effective, he’s going to get saves, as that’s the reason the M’s have him. I think. I say “I think” because the M’s have refused to use any guy as a closer, so maybe that’s their thing. Giles won’t be used in the 9th for at least a few weeks though (maybe month-plus), so you can hold off in shallower leagues.

Alex Lange – I was whistling through our 30-day Player Rater looking at RPs, and Alex Lange jumped off the page, as he does every time I see A. Lange in the box score, and I’m left thinking, “Shouldn’t Jackie Martling be setting him up?”

SELL

Pablo Lopez – Welp, he’s broke. This was my concern coming into the year. Last September he had a shoulder issue, and I was out on him this year because of that. Then he looked eff eye en eel–Fineel?! What? He looked great in April. Then he looked decent in May. Now, in June, he looks awful. His velocity is way down. So, what likely happened was he felt good in April and part of May because he had six months to rest. Now, it’s catching up to him, and his shoulder’s not hundred percent. I’d be looking to offload damaged goods, before all of your opponents realize it. I wouldn’t trade him for a napkin once used by Dom DeLuise, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Post this same question in an older thread, how gets the most Texas saves ROS now that Texas manager has removed Barlow from the role?

Sandman
Sandman
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Team is hurting with tons of injuries… 9th out of 10. H2H standard 5×5 (saves only)

C: Kirk
1B: Olson
2B: Morel
3B: Jram
SS: Witt
CI: Walsh
MI: W. Franco
OF (4) Julio Rodriguez, Adolis Garcia, Mountcastle, Santander
UTIL (2): Kyle Farmer, Hunter Renfroe (IL)
IL: Tyler O’Neill, Ozzie Albies

SP: Javier, Carrasco, Morton, Springs, Musgrove, Lauer, Manaea
RP: T. Scott, T. Rogers, Dany Jimenez (IL), SerAnthony, Helsley
IL: Aroldis Chapman, Freddy Peralta

I have 4x IL spots… Hunter Renfroe and Danny Jimenez are taking bench spots.

1) do you drop Danny Jimenez for Jhoan Duran in a saves only league?

2) do you drop Hunter Renfroe for one of Jesse winker or Verdugo?

Thanks!

Sandman
Sandman
Reply to  Sandman
1 month ago

For question 2, Naylor and Duvall are also available

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
1 month ago

G Money!

Curious who you prefer ROS (considering possible inning limits) between Sandoval and Kirby?

Hope the weekend’s been good!
Thanks,
-IANASM

MapleCanuck
MapleCanuck
1 month ago

Maybe too late to get a comment but here’s to hoping.

Is A. GARCIA this GOOD? I was just offered him for Gonsolin. Who has the better rest of year?! Got a crystal ball for me! Ha

Hamporter
Hamporter
1 month ago

Good Afternoon,

I have been trying to trade Ketel Marte, I have him and Merrifield, and no one seems to want him. Would you drop him for Isaac Paredes? Also, would you add Jarren Duran for Andrew Vaughn? Vaughn hits for average, but has been pretty boring otherwise.

Hamporter
Hamporter
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I’m guessing it’s vaccination related? I just have the feeling that the Red Sox are going to bounce Duran around all year. Thanks!

John
John
1 month ago

With Hudson out add sewald or Diego castillo?

ellis
ellis
1 month ago

Would you play McMahon when at Coors over Hoskins and Olson?

J C
J C
1 month ago

Berrios! Luckily I benched him but hard to know what to do with him in a 12 teamer h2h league. I have time to be patient or I can sell him dirt cheap. Or I can straight up drop him for a streamer spot. Or grab May or Stroman in my empty IL slot. Tellez on the wire but he struggled before today.
I was offered Franmil for him or Quantrill and Greene earlier in the week but I was not enticed. Lots to ponder. Thoughts?

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. for a bench bat, one of voit, olivares or duran?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 month ago

NL-Only H2H, OBP

Close in OBP, tied in R, and down by 3 in RBI.

Who’s the batty call?
C. Hernandez (batting 1st)
Pavin (2nd)
Y. Hernandez (5th)
Solano (5th)

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Seems Pavin is due, and he needs to do something to keep himself in the Bigs. Unfortunately, I just looked at my roster, and the free bench spot for I thought I had for the RP I’m dropping was occupied by Quintana (game started), and I’m going to use it for Mahle.

I’m up by 6 Ks, ahead by 0.60 in ERA, and only 0.07 in WHIP so I’d be wagering WHIP (and possibly ERA) for the possibility that Pavin is the difference between R, OBP, and RBI.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

But, just think how awesome it’d be for Pavin to hit a couple of bombs and Mahle to shut down the Giants. I many have to do it, and just hope Mahle is on fire today.

India, Alek Thomas, and Acuña are all out of my lineup. H2H sometimes comes down to these risks, right.

Last edited 1 month ago by pugs slugs
pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Done!…. I hope it doesn’t blow up in my face.

I am currently ahead by 3 R, basically tied in OBP, and behind in HR (-2) and RBI (-1). He has about 25 PAs and I have about 20 with the add.

Also, I benched DeSclafani over Mahle given it’s his second start back, and SON had him negative.

*Fingers crossed*

Last edited 1 month ago by pugs slugs
VinWins
VinWins
1 month ago

Cool Hand Luke still Top 5 all-time for me.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Hahaha!

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Some batty calls today H2H pts -AB + Hits +XBH +HR +SB -CS
Could you rank choices from:
Yandy vs Roansy
India vs Desclafini
Ward vs Marco Gonzales
Flores vs Mahle
Happy fun day!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Please rank top 2 Cs. for ROS?

Alfaro, Raleigh, Varsho, Vazqeuez

Big THANKS!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 month ago

Paredes or Franmil?

Saint
Saint
1 month ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Daily Redraft.

Morel or Jarren until O’Neill returns?

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Saint
1 month ago

Please add Oliveras.

Thank you

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 month ago

Hey Grey, thanks for the great stuff.

16 team H2H weekly points league.

Currently I have G Sanchez and William Contreras… it’s a 1 C league… but having a hard time dropping one… was wishing Contreras would get more playing time but now d’Arnaud is playing well. who should I drop? I want to pick up Isaac Paredes. Or just hold?

Thanks again

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

i keep changing between the Mets Nimmo and Brandon Rodgers depending on the Razz dollar values who would just play Nimmo. what do you think?

thanks

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thank you!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks for all your help!

1. Would you waive Christopher Morel of the Cubs to take Wilber Flores of SF?

2. i do have Pablo Lopez and saw your advice about selling him. who are some pitchers that i should try and trade for? i appreciate the question is quite broad.
you gave me great advice on Tyler Anderson and Mike Mikolas.

thanks!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Regarding getting a pitcher for Lopez, i would be willing to put in a position player since i have to waive a player once Kris Bryant comes off IL. if the trade was Lopez plus Morel, could i get a pitcher and who would you suggest that i try for?

thanks for all your help!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thank you!

Marky Mack
Marky Mack
1 month ago

Grey you kick ass!!!!!!! Grab Franmil or India for my U spot for a big second half?

c762062790
c762062790
1 month ago

Drop/ad J.Duran /Franmil for Whit/Renfroe?

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Any faith in Giolito in 12 teamer H2H dynasty for $28? Scores IP, Ks, BBs, Hits, HR given or is he broke

Russowl
Russowl
1 month ago

12 team re-draft

For steals drop Miles straw for Jarren Duran?

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Russowl
1 month ago

I have 21 1/2 game lead in first place. I Looked at last year’s game log. it was a few months in when straw started hitting last year then he started raking. So I’m really just looking for some steals to help me in the playoffs

Last edited 1 month ago by russowl
Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  Russowl
1 month ago

Well Duran with four hits and two stolen bases today so I went ahead and made the move. Would still like to hear your opinion though

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Russowl
1 month ago

Duran looks amazing! Have to grab him now and see how this plays out when Kike comes back, he is absolutely forcing the Sox hand to keep playing him everyday and lead him off with the way he is going. He’ll miss that series in Toronto which sucks but he should slot right back in and show that immense speed at the top of the order and be the spark plug Boston and fantasy managers need

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Hey Grey, if Duran is up for the rest of the year in that leadoff spot, would you rate him as a top 100 rest of season player? Would a .280 15/40 162 game pace be possible or just hopeful thinking?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

you see this larussa quote: “Tim Anderson, Luis Robert, José Abreu, Andrew Vaughn and AJ Pollock are “under specific trainer instructions” to not push it on the bases to avoid aggravating lingering leg issues.”
ok so it’d appear the options as to why this team alone has this kind of stuff:
(1): there actually is something like in the water at that ballpark causing leg issues (or park, or where ever they practice in addition)
(2): the very same trainer that is now being careful did something to them all before this
(3): larussa is now covering his ass since he simply doesn’t want to attempt steals ever
(4): larussa sends these guys on beer/other booze runs so often they are actually worn out (this one doesn’t seem as likely as the others)

and i think the most likely
(5): his players have given up hustling, ever, and he wants to alert the media that it isn’t his fault and wants to beat anybody to the punch on why that would be.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

in 5, at least those 5 have given up hustling, ever. and before anybody starts to blame him for that, why not just make up that they all too injured to try to run to 1B, or anywhere. it’s actually genius, and i’d expect nothing less from a drunk lawyer. here is an over heard convo just lately.

larussa to reporter before an early day game: “you want a belt of scotch?” (amazingly pulls a pint of scotch out of the podium used for manager/reporter sessions)
reporter: “it’s 10 in the morning”
larussa: “yeah but i haven’t slept in days”

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

i’m surprised he’s the first to come up with this, like pitcher batting 8th he’ll likely go down in history as having “created” this. now if the owner is so stupid as to believe it is another thing. managers get fired (in all sports) from the justification of “players gave up on manager/coach” all the time. really it’s just owner sees a non competitive (to whatever anchor/floor owner wanted/assumed) team, realizes he probably can’t get rid of ALL the players, cans the coach/manager. here we have larussa trying to create an alibi before the owner/fans/media/whoever notes that the “team gave up on him”

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

right, and then add that it’s at least 5/9 (including frequent all star types robert/anderson/abreu) of his regular starting roster that all can’t run at same time. pretty soon that list’ll have to grow too. but if this even keeps him employed for an extra month it’ll be another (frequent? that doesn’t sound right) win for miguel sanchez (previously lionel hutz)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

many years ago my phone prank name (not often done, but i’d pretend to be a doctor, first time used was to give fake STD results to some woman who screwed over a friend of mine) was martin jimenez, based very much on hutz’ alias. wanted a mix of german and latin. sounded more german on the phone.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

so that was years before i had heard of german marquez, which would’ve just been perfect.

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
1 month ago

How would you rank the following ROS:
Gorman
DCarlson
Bader
Laureano
CWalker
Thanks and hope your weekend is going well!

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
Reply to  California Dreamer
1 month ago

Add Olivares to the list. Can you rank 1-3. Thanks.

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 month ago

Figures I sit Javier today (which was a no brainer) and he is going throw a no hitter against NYY. Just my luck. What a season!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

i too sat Javier. who knew?

in retrospect, it s any metric that could have helped such a positive response.

thanks!
martin

Russowl
Russowl
Reply to  martinrostoker
1 month ago

I started . Go stros !!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Big Dog
1 month ago

hahaha, i meant to bench him in like 2/4 of the spots i own him, but forgot.

prognation
prognation
1 month ago

Friday’s during baseball season are my favorite as your videos always bring a laugh.

Anyhoo, Pena is likely coming off IL Sunday. Who to drop from this list.

1)Kiriloff
2)Lane Thomas
3) Alek Thomas
4) Naylor
5) Walker

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
Reply to  prognation
1 month ago

Add Olivares to list. I would 1-3 if that works.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 month ago

NL-Only H2H

Good Morning Grey,

Did you see the shizz that went down during Alcantara’s bad 6th inning? What’s sucks even more about that inning (game actually) is that I have Alcantara, and my opponent has both Lindor and Walker. That inning is one of those that could be the difference between 4 points in my matchup, and the SHIP for this year. Crazy how that works.

A) I have Hand, but Drew Smith and Luis Garcia are both available. I was thinking of going Garcia for today, and possibly Smith tomorrow (per Closer Monkey). Are you moving on from Hand even though Dominguez was brought in earlier the other day? Dominguez was brought in during 5-0 game with 2 on and 1 out, so it was possible to bring in their best option for Alfaro, and then Hosmer was up with 2 out.

B) My opponent next week has Diaz, Helsley, Scott, and Bard while I only have Ta. Rogers and Rainey. Rather than hold one of the relievers from above, I was thinking of snagging up Ashcraft to add to my huge list of SPs (below)

Alcantara, Webb, Gray, Mahle, Lauer, Cobb, DeSclafani, Quintana, Greene.

Last edited 1 month ago by pugs slugs
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 month ago

Nice Stern reference ha!

J C
J C
1 month ago

I have B Lowe and Polanco on IL with only one IL spot. With Polanco hopefully back sometime next week, are you stashing Lowe for a few weeks or grabbing Olivares now? Context: h2h league in first place so focused more on longer term benefits

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you sir!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
1 month ago

Grey, would you start Mitch White at Atlanta tonight in NL-only h2h? Have a great weekend!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Grey,

Start or sit C. Javier @ NYY?

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
1 month ago

Mark Appel set to make his debut for the Phigtin Phils.

“Uncle Philly my ass! Take that POS and get off my stoop!”

Phil Leotardo

speill
speill
1 month ago

Quickie. Verlander. Scherzer or DeGrom ros

Turn Two
Turn Two
1 month ago

NL Only 5×5 keeper.. I have Knebel, Wick, and Finnegan all for $5… obviously not getting any saves from them at the moment.. but looking at the trade deadline and beyond – how would you rank them for save opportunities- I have some injured starters coming back and will need to make some decisions on whether to keep, cut, or trade (if there’s any future value there)
Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

I’m wondering if my draft experience this year is similar to most (cumulative over 6 leagues).

My teams are doing well. But many early drafties (Franmil, Peralta, Mondesi, Albies) did nothing useful. I’ve dropped ~ 60% of my original picks.

b. But for most part, my drops have not affected me. In fact, the only guys I’ve dropped that I now regret are —
1) Tanner Houck (several times)
2) Adolis Garcia (several times)
3) Shane Baz (several times)
4) Jarred Walsh
5) Ryan Mountcastle
6) Logan Gilbert

Does this imply that regular season decisions are more important than good drafting.

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

h/h points 12 team redraft weekly lineup set

France down need need either one OFer or a 2nd baseman…list available players

OF..
Laureano
Gurriel jr
Suwinski
Phan
Joe
Pererson
Hayes
Harris
Donavan

2nd base

Arraez
Gorman
B Rodgers
J Rojas
Espinal

bigalwilliams
bigalwilliams
1 month ago

nl only keeper with BB instead of runs
in a 3 way race for the ship
send 1$ roansy contreras for grisham?
he is walking a tremendous amount

bigalwilliams
bigalwilliams
1 month ago

weird NL only with BB instead of runs
keeper league
give up 1$ roansy for grisham? walking so much…

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
1 month ago

Hi Grey! I’m losing in my 12 team, roto, 6×6, Saves+Holds league. Please review my team and tell me what positions/players I should look to improve upon.

C – William Contreras
1B – Abreu
2B – France
SS – Witt, Jr.
3B – Suárez
CI – Dozier
MI – Gleyber
OF – Benintendi, Hays, Robert & Tucker
U – Hoerner & Pham
BN – Miranda
IL – Eloy, Wander & Rosario
SP – Bassitt, Baz, Cease, Gore, S. Gray, Manoah & Sandoval
RP – Romano, Pressly, Swanson, D. Smith, Vesia & Puk
IL – Lodolo & J. Hernandez

Currently in 9th place and losing ground quick!! HELP!!! Just lost Heaney, waited 2 months for him to return only for his shoulder issue to return…so I dropped him. Hope that wasn’t a big mistake. HELP!!!

bigalwilliams
bigalwilliams
1 month ago

the weird NL only keeper with BB instead of runs…
give up my 1$ roansy contreras for trent grisham? he is walking a sheetload

YourSisterIsMyPet
YourSisterIsMyPet
1 month ago

Who’s your pick for 2B going forward?
Nolan Gorman or Jeff McNeil

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Buyday!
Saves/Holds pts league, H2H.
IP, Ks, BBs, Hits, HRs
Looks like Hudson is gone pick up anyone out of this pool?
Stanek Hou, Bass Mia, Effross Cubs, Almonte LAD, Willy P Yankees

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

How have Bundy and Marquez only stuck out 3 guys between them? I mean I’ll take the QSs of course but I need the Ks, baby!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

2 HRs for Olivares! Time to send him back to the minors!

chris pierce
chris pierce
1 month ago

Add Pham

Drop Kirloff, India Oneil or Suzuki.

Figured keep Cruz.

10 team keeper league 5*5 OBP

Sanchez
Freeman
Profar
Arenado
Story
Hays
Toscar
Ward
Cruz U

Bieber
Nola
Ray
Cortes
Koepach

Baz
Skubul
Gilbert
Wright

J C
J C
1 month ago

Two weeks ago I was offered Bux for my Julio. Tempting but I declined given Buxton’s injury history. Today the Bux owned got rid of him and Helsey for Witt. I find this trade to be very interesting. I think it is fair since I am not sure which side is better. WDYT?

The Bux owner made a league winning type trade earlier in the year acquiring Alacantra for Noah and Carrasco. So I always am leering of him lol

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Leery of him is different than leering…ugh

The Chosen One
The Chosen One
1 month ago

Howdy Grey

ROS hwo do you rank these guys

Bichette, Soto, Devers

Buff
Buff
1 month ago

Hey gray I love that clip you posted with Carlin while you were having a meltdown, can you post his bit about the n word? ??

Saint
Saint
1 month ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Daily Redraft

1). Giolito or Ward

2). Giolito or Morel

3). Giolito or Cast

Thank you

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Also, please rank the following top 3 ROS:

I. Anderson, Wood, Cobb, Lauer

Thanks again!

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Please pick best streamer?
Singer home vs Oakland
Ryan home Colorado
Sandoval home vs Seattle

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Cobb home vs Cincy or
Gore home vs Philly?

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
1 month ago

Happy Friday Grey. Following up on my staumont question, would you drop staumont for Keegan Akin? Is it a toss up?

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

To be totally transparent, I’m new to fantasy baseball this season.

Consider this as me just venting, frustrated because I didn’t know the impact of not joining-in on the run of relievers during my draft that happened round 6-9.

Wish I read your old articles three months ago, which is why I’m not sitting on my behind about my weakest catergory now.

I really really appreciate the advice you give, hella generously too, for everybody, daily, real good stuff here.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 month ago

Yay for Buy Day!!

NL-Only H2H, OBP.

Yepez or Solano at 3B for:

A) this weekend.
STL vs. Hendricks, ?, and Schwarmer
CIN @ Cobb, Webb, DeSclafani

I lean Yepez because of easier pitching matchups, and a better offense, but Solano batting higher up in lineup.

B) after this weekend? I lean Solano

I also have Acuña, Soto, Walker, Cronenworth, Edman, Alek T. and Harris (Part Deux) if this helps more.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks and have a great weekend!!

DrEasy
DrEasy
1 month ago

Doh, I dropped Abrams for Villar just before remembering to read your column! How bad of a move was it?

Also, dropping Sewald to claim Houck on Waivers is a no-brainer, right?

DrEasy
DrEasy
Reply to  DrEasy
1 month ago

What, now there’s a green flag next to Villar! He’s been sent down?

DrEasy
DrEasy
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

LOL the kiss of death! Who would you pick to replace him, among Farmer, Hoerner, Tyler Wade, Diego Castillo the SS, Zeke Duran? Based on your column I’m assuming Zeke?

DrEasy
DrEasy
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Done! Thanks, and have a great weekend!

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

1. Better streamer
Cobb home vs Cincy or
Gore home vs Philly
2.please pick best streamer
Singer home vs Oakland
Ryan home vs Colorado
Sandoval home vs Seattle

Bish
Bish
1 month ago

Grey, who’s your pick for next week?

Castillo @CHC; ATL
Kirby BAL; OAK
Gray @Cle; BAL
Wacha @Tor; @CHC

Bish
Bish
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

you’re the best. Have a great weekend.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 month ago

Great buy post Grey!

I have Swanson and one manager really wants him.

Swanson or Tyler O’Neill in a keeper?

Have a great weekend

LG

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

1) I didn’t realize just how good Alfaro has been. I just picked up Vazquez (since Boston gives lots of counting stats), but so does SD, So Alfaro or Christian Vazquez?

2) Is there any difference between Jorge Lopez or Tanner Scott?

moneeman
moneeman
1 month ago

Looking for steals – is Monoah for Julio a fair trade

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Jon Gray or Carrasco ros? Qs roto league. Are both of them streamers? I actually liked Gray earlier this year out of Coors. I jumped on Carrasco early this year and remember the good side. Now I question if we will see any more of the good Cookie this year. Did I just answer my question? Lol

ray
ray
1 month ago

Grey, how would you feel about giving up Romano for Lux? I’m deep in rp…

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Is Pablo/ Starling Marte for Vlad more fair than trade analyzer makes it seem? Might offer it in a 10 team H2H, but don’t mean no disrespect.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
1 month ago

Happy Friday Grey! Shallow roto 5×5 keeper league (keep 10 guys), im making moves for the future. sorry for the difficult and broad keeper questions, but appreciate any thoughts! for all questions, this year does not matter, looking for next year and beyond, and in a vacuum…
1…Shane Baz…any reason not to be buying like crazy in a keeper league? about where do we see him ranked amongst SPs next year?
2…Please rank as keepers starting next year, Albombso, Olson, Walsh, and is it close or is Albombso way far ahead?
3…Better keeper starting next year, and is it close, Adolis vs C Mullins?

Thanks Grey and enjoy your weekend!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 month ago

Hey to the HEy, Grey.

It’s been rough with injuries for me. O’Neil and Eloy have seen to it that I’m desperate for OF games played (quality ones, of course), and now Albies and possibly France, are giving me a similar problem at 2B.

Could you rank Lane Thomas, Orlando Arcia, and Brendan Donovan? Can drop Hand and Gallegos, so can only take two. So thin at these spots that needs are just quality 5×5 ish whatever.

Lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrinski!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

You complete me.

Oh, and I forgot to mention our speedy boy, Jarren, is making my problems even worse with his vax status. If he stays up, he’s not playing next week . . . but even worse, he’s made a reason to not stay up.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 month ago

I know Abrams is in the buy section, but would you drop him for a Singer Stream?

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

C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: O. Cruz
OF: Yordan, Teoscar, Julio Rodriguez
UTL: Pham, Christian Walker
BN: Gorman, Arraez, CJ Abrams

SP: L. Webb, Manoah, T. Rogers, J. Ryan, P. Lopez, Ober, Gore, Greene
RP: Hader, Bednar, J. Duran

IL:, W. Franco, DeGrom

Thanks as always!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

Olivares is back.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

damn

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scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Who knows with the Royal Pains?

Big Dog
Big Dog
1 month ago

Hi Grey.

Two questions:

1) What do you think of the following offer: my Tony Gonsolin and Christian Walker for his Shane McClanahan? The trade analyzer truly despises Gonsolin still so it has it heavily favored toward Shane-O Mac.

2) Are you starting Gore at home tonight against the Phillies? His last 2 starts have been rough to say the least.

Thank you.

Lincoln T
Lincoln T
1 month ago

Kiriloff or Gorman ROS?