To try to appeal more to teenage boys, the Rangers should install a giant lotion bottle in center field, and each time Marcus Semien homers, it explodes with lotion onto the fans in the bleachers. Yesterday, there would be a lot of facials from Semien, as he went 7-for-8, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and a triple slam (4, 5, 6) and double legs (9, 10). Halleberrylujah. That might actually be the single greatest day ever. Could Semien be coming out of his early-season funk like Jason Biggs once came out of a tube sock? Okay, those other words were likely avoidable. Is Semien about to explode? Again, avoidable! Is Semien about to explode in a good way in all his glory, whole and pulsating. Okay, more very avoidable words! Here’s what I thought on our Youtube channel. Click that and click subscribe so I can feed my children (Ted, a dog).

Before you say, this rooster, Grey, is caca-cuckoo crazy. Entering yesterday’s games, he had an expected batting average of .201, and one of the worst exit velocities in the major. Everything across the board on his page is saying he really was this bad. Not unlucky. Could he turn it all around? Does Marcus Semien sound like a bath towel that you tell your mom you got paste on? Yes and yes! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jonah Heim – 2-for-5, and a slam (7) and legs (2), hitting .260. Just picked up Jonah Heim in currently my best league, because when it rains it pours! Am I still thinking about that giant lotion bottle in Globe Life? Yeah, prolly.

Cal Quantrill – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.56. My natural inclination is to turn to the Streamonator for Quantrill. Or really any fantasy three or later, and, when I do that with Quantrill, it says his next one is even better than this.

Stephen Strasburg – Will make his season debut on Thursday. Over under at…50 IP? Too generous?

Luis Garcia – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Aw sookie, daddy likes the rookie nookie!

Jazz Chisholm – 2-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer. Prolly my biggest miss this year was not trusting Jazz. I blame Ken Burns.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. When the heat gets hot, it relies on Soler. What does that tell you? (Nothing?)

Edward Cabrera – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.75. I would absolutely pick him up, but absolutely absolutely absolutely he’s risky, and will blow up at some point.

Austin Meadows – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Not sure if this is good or bad news. Before the injury, he was hitting like his mother, Audrey, and not like Jackie Gleason “pretend hitting her.”

Jeimer Candelario – Hit the IL with “if you were relying on Jeimer I feel sorry for you, bro.”

Tarik Skubal – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.33. Skubal was briefly scratched from his start, when it looked like it might rain. Oh my God, Tarik Skubal is the Wicked Witch of the West!

Cal Mitchell – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and all right we got ourselves a hot schmotato! Don’t let the stillness of Calm Itchell fool ya!

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-2, 2 runs, and his 7th homer. He hits leadoff, so that’s valuable. He’s hitting near .325 in the last week, so that’s hot. And every time someone asks me who to drop, and Profar is on the list, I almost always say Profar.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.61. As a person who was watching this game, I honestly thought I might need to start making adjustments to the lede, because I thought Yu might have the perfect game. He looked pretty perfect for six innings, then he looked merely solid.

Starling Marte – Headed for an MRI on his quad. Little birdie told me Starling’s prolly gonna need an IL stint.

Pete Alonso – Was hit on the hand, and preliminary x-rays are saying he’s fine, and when have the Mets doctors ever been wrong? *sobs unnaturally*

Brandon Drury – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Brandon Rural-Juror has been a hot schmotato so many times this year, he’s kinda just a potato.

Joey Votto – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. I’ve been monocle’ing Votto so much this year I practically have two monocles on with frames and you can call them glasses. The reason the monocles are so abundant is because Votto’s mid-summer heat last year. When he comes out of this early-season malaise, he could be huge.

Tyler Stephenson – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .309. Quietly having a great year. Right now, easily the third best catcher on the Player Rater, and strong chance of number two, if not first.

Graham Ashcraft – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.14. Bizarre small sample on his numbers — 5 K/9, 1.9 BB/9. He’s at least a 7.2 K/9 guy, and prolly closer to a 3 BB/9. The ground ball rate is superb, and that could remain, and help him in Cincy. Definitely more of a NL-Only or deep league guy, but I could start to see it in shallower leagues.

Matt Reynolds – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in a week. Hot schmotato? Maybe a light one, but if the league is deep enough, they’re all schmotatoes worth schmotatoing.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .263. And you guys told me he retired! He’s just boring, not gone!

Keegan Thompson – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.17. I said last week something like when the Regression Fairies come for Keegan, they’re gonna be wearing some serious shizzkickers, and they kicked in his shizz.

Christopher Morel – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .298. I’ve been telling you that you need to make mushroom for Morel.

Willson Contreras – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .277. Contreras rounded the bases yesterday on the phone with his agent, telling him to make sure the Yankees are watching.

Jorge Mateo – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .210. His last name reminded me of Captain EO, and that sent me on a 4-hour trip around the internet I won’t soon recover. The funniest shizz I heard recently, on the Sheryl Crow doc — Shut up, she’s a smoking cougar! — she talks about how Michael Jackson used to stab Bubbles, the chimp, with a pen to get him to do stuff.

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .303. On pace for 18 homers and 75 RBIs, i.e., I took Trey and multiplied him by Trey.

Cedric Mullins – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .237. Buy low? I’m Mullins’ing it!

Austin Hays – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .292. Ya know what kind of year Hays is having? The type you love in deep leagues, and don’t really want to hold in shallower.

Ramon Urias – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer. Had cooled off recently, but was also one of the biggest schmotatoes of the last two weeks, so maybe the fire is re-lit.

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. BDon and I did some heavy fawning over Captain Woo Cubano on this week’s podcast.

Jorge Polanco – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Every time someone asks to drop Polanco, another Polanco owner gets a home run.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer. Judge’s having such a crazy year that Giancarlo Stanton (1-for-5) homered yesterday, and has been solid, and only has 12 homers.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. HR to the Izzo!

Jameson Taillon – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.73. Meh, just didn’t have his best stuff. Nothing changed my mind on him from my last Jameson Taillon fantasy.

Michael Kopech – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.94. I promise you he’s not this good. Good? Yes, good. But not this good. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving it in the leagues where I have him, but I also feel like a hammer is gonna drop on him at some point. Zubaz pants and all.

Mitch White – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86. Nothing here but a spot start, just wanted to point it out because I looked at him and his ERA and thought of Robbie Ray, and now you have to too.

German Marquez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.49. Something I’m not sure I’ve mentioned once this year is this Nazi in Exile should go back to exile. The German word for German is assmunch.

Connor Joe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and a slam (5) and legs (3). Connor Joe Joe’s at a crossroads!

Hunter Renfroe – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I’m sorry for screaming, ‘Cooties,’ every time I see someone using the water fountain. It’s a bad habit.”

Jason Alexander – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.25. One K? Geez, must’ve been shrinkage.

Ranger Suarez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.42. Just when you think you’re out, Ranger pulls you back in!

Alec Bohm – 1-for-4, and his 4th homer, hitting .262, and out of the 7-hole. Bohm is way too onomatopoeia bombastic. His name should be Alec Ohm. The B’s too big. Too boisterous. Too bowerful.

Danny Jansen – Out with a fractured pinky. Damn, that’s just sad (because a fractured pinky sounds like a broken screen on a Pac-Man game). In just a little bit related news, Alejandro Kirk went 4-for-5, 1 run, and he’s hitting .322.

Alek Manoah – 6 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.81. Is he gonna win the Cy Young or what? Momma Manoah! And now I’m once again talking about his mom and not his pitching.

Shane Baz – Will join the Rays’ rotation this weekend. More like Baz-inga!

Jeffrey Springs – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.62. As batshizz crazy as Cash is — and it’s a cornucopia of crazy, a crazucopia, if you will — there’s no way Springs is bounced like a Slinky out of the rotation.

Andrew Kittredge – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.15, as he blew the save in the 8th, but that’s a technicality, he wasn’t in to close the game. See above about a crazucopia. The Rays don’t have a closer. I’d guess Poche, tee be aitch, but even him, I wouldn’t count on it.

Tyler O’Neill – as he was activated from the IL. Please let him return good. I need Bro’Neill very badly.

Dakota Hudson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.76. Cardinals make every starter great except for Matz. This is a researchable fact.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2-for-4, and his 4th and 5th homer. Tildaddy tells you he’s healthy!

Kyle Wright – 8 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.39. Yes, it was vs. the A’s, but how many pitchers do you roster have great matchups to only get lit-up? Pun noted. So, I say, brava, young man, brava!

Garrett Whitlock – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.51. Feels almost impossible to hold a guy in shallower leagues that can only throw 70 pitches and actually wakes the offensive of the Los Angels of Anaheim Which Is Nowhere Near Los Angeles And They Might Not Be Able To Stay In Anaheim Soon Either. Streamonator loves Whitlock and I love Whitlock, because he really should be better. If you can hold, might be a league by league situation.

Jo Adell – 1-for-2, 1 run, 1 RBI as he still didn’t start the game with the new manager, Phil Nevin. Oh, yeah, if you hadn’t heard, Maddon got fired. Maddon suggests Mike Trout hit “More like David Fletcher, if David Fletcher were blind,” and, poof, just like that the guy gets fired. Geez, you’d think Maddon had the best two hitters in baseball, and possible two of the top ten hitters of all-time. With Joe Girardi and Joe Maddon both fired, this is the worst blow to Joes since Joe Mama. Sorry, you walked into that one.

Mike Trout – 2-for-2, and his 14th homer, but left with groin tightness. When Maddon was around, Trout’s groin was always loose.

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Saint
Saint
2 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 Daily Redraft

Was offered Kirk for my O’Neill. Obviously not. I could counter with Castellanos. I would then be stacking Kirk with Bo and Teoscar. I currently roster Travis. 

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated 

Thanks

Michael B
Michael B
2 months ago

1. Rank Luis Urias, Patrick Wisdom, and Max Muncy.
2. What do you think about Charlie Morton? Do you think he could get it together?
3. Do you trust Edward Cabrera against the Astros for his next start?

Doug
Doug
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

What in the world are you doing with Adley in an RCL format? I follow the minors close and obviously I’m a believer in his future but he basically couldn’t be producing less. On teams without a top 5-7 catcher I’m holding him but also rostering a second guy (Wm Contreras, Trevino etc) hoping to buy time until he clicks. I’m starting to think it may not happen soon enough because I need the roster spot regularly with random injuries that keep popping up. I have insane fear of missing out if he goes on a tear the week after I drop him. Any advice would be welcomed as it’s getting tougher to keep him

Thanks. You’re the man as always

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Doug
2 months ago

In RCL drop him like a bag of dirt

buddens126
buddens126
2 months ago

Was offered soto and rodon for yordan and oneill. Thoughts?

H2h categories runs, 2b, hits, hrs, rbi, avg, sb, ip, wins, saves, bb, era, whip, ks

Current roster

C. melendez
1B. Tellez
2B. Altuve
3B. Jram
Ss. Polanco
Of. Yordan
Of. Ozuna
Of. Oneill
Util. Naylor
Util. Pena
Bench rodgers, gorman

Pitchers

Cease, mclanahan, Ray, kirby, plesac, marco gonzalez, rasmussen, ashby, blackburn

IL peralta heaney disco cobb

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

How the fuck can Uquidy not handle the Mariners (or Kikuchi the Royals for that matter)? Jesus Christ.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

He (Uquidy) seems to put the lead guy on every inning. Would love to see a stat on that.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
2 months ago

Scratch that. I’m not interested in anything that clown does.

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. bench bat, need pop. who do you like between espinal, adell, farmer, schwindel and luis garcia.

thanks!

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

hi Grey,

good afternoon.

H2h, 12 teams, 3 keepers

Would you trade Scherzer for O’Neill and a 1st Round?

I’m in the middle of the league standings, or should I hold Scherzer?

Thanks,
Chris

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
2 months ago

Connor Joe or Garrett Scott ROS? (OPS keeper league)?

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
Reply to  Smell The Glove
2 months ago

Sorry, meant Garrett Cooper!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Pagan or Helmsley?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

hahaha

manram
manram
2 months ago

AL-only: Wacha or Matt Chapman

Mex
Mex
2 months ago

5×5 roto…for this year(and next since they can all be kept for a year)

1) acuna for L. Robert and Sal Perez

2) acuna for L Robert and Teoscar

Pick a side…I’m thinking acuna in the first…2nd one is close?

Fleeced
Fleeced
2 months ago

Hey Grey, please pick one

1) Gorman, Eduardo Escobar, Luis Garcia, Senzel

2) Adley or Heim, Ruiz

Thanks

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
2 months ago

Who would you rather roll with ROS in a roto league?

Ohtani (batter), Acuna, Lindor

And in what order?

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
2 months ago

Drop Springs,Whitlock,or Trevor Rogers for Vinnie? Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Stupid Kikuchi!

Big Dog
Big Dog
2 months ago

Hi Grey. What are your current thoughts on Patrick Sandoval? I was surprised you didn’t write a blurb about him on Monday considering how meh he’s been (Not a criticism…you write about plenty of players).

Not much makes sense with him from what I see. He does have a 2.81 ERA but with a 1.31 WHIP. Also, no homers allowed but 24 walks in 48 innings (36 walks in 87 innings last year). His last 2 starts were not good and the two good ones before that were both against Oakland.

I know you were high on him during the pre-season (as was I), and yes everything Angels stinks right now, but do you still even consider him a hold? With all of these baserunners I am worried that some serious blowups are coming.

Thank you very much.

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Big Dog
2 months ago

Quality Start league by the way if it matters…

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

That was my original plan as well. Definitely not starting him against the Mets next time out but it appears he gets Seattle and KC after that.

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Packy is starting today! Smoke em if you got em!

BondJoshuaBond
BondJoshuaBond
2 months ago

Hello! In a 12-team h2h categories league on ESPN. IP and QS are two of the pitching cats. Got a couple questions…

1.I’ve got Witt Jr., Ke’Bryan, and Chapman. Would you try to sell Ke’Bryan because of the lack of power and team? if so, who would you target?

2. This is a two keeper league and I’ve got Gore ($8). Would you suggest selling high because of IP limits or keep? If sell, who would you target?
Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Grey,
I received a interesting trade offer in my 10 team dynasty keeper league and want your thoughts on the deal.

I give up Bregman ($23), R. Ray ($13) and Bryan Reynolds ($9)
I get: M. Semien ($16), Jeffrey Springs ($6) and either Joc ($5) or Yepez ($5)

Would you make the deal?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

what about Bregman and Reynolds for Semien, Springs and either Joc or Yepez

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

does this sound fair:

I send Bregman and Reynolds for Semien and Springs.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

k thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Grey,

He is asking to do this trade:

I give him Nick Madrigal ($6) and Brandon Donovan ($5)

and I get Semien ($16) and Jeffrey Springs ($5).

Make the deal?

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

I would

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Grey, stream Ian Anderson vs Oakland, Alex Wood vs Colorado, or both?

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 months ago

Thank you for answering my question below.

Another option Pham or Senzel

Thank you

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
2 months ago

Who do you like more ROS, Max Fried or Verlander ? Gotta think that as summer heats up Verlanders HR/FB will go up

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
2 months ago

E Escobar, Seiya and E Cabrera for Austin Riley – which side? Is it fair?

ray
ray
2 months ago

Any thoughts in that rookie that COL called up, Elehuris Montero?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yea, I was thinking monocule for playing time.

Play Ball
Play Ball
2 months ago

Biebs or Cease – QS roto. Which side?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Last one! Nimmo or C. Walker? Thanks!

Game Of Throws
Game Of Throws
2 months ago

Who do you like more ROS Willy Adames or Jeremy Pena?

Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Brandon Crawford or Luis Urias?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Roansey, Springs, Dakota available. Pick up over H. Greene, Rasmussen, S. Gray or Ashby?

LenFuego
LenFuego
2 months ago

You may consider this sacrilege, but every time you wax poetic about Alek Manoah’s mother, I dutifully Google her … and am disappointed every time. I mean, she’s OK looking … and she’s certainly enthusiastic, which can go a long way … but I just see nothing particularly special. (His GF on the other hand is fire.)

Do you have a GIF or something that explains the Mama Manoah obsession?

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

Suwinski or Senzel for a 14T obp & Ks?

Thanks

denp1717
denp1717
2 months ago

I need some IL space with Cobb going down. Is Peralta a drop in a redraft. No news updates on him seems ominous. Thanks

denp1717
denp1717
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!!!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Cooper, Naylor, Avisail, Lane Thomas, Alek Thomas or Adell over Nimmo? Or hold?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
2 months ago

Profar, Bohm available too

prey879
prey879
2 months ago

Need to clear a roster spot. Who would you drop out of this group: Christian Walker, Juan Yepez, Gorman, Grichuck, Josh Naylor

H2H 12 team 7×7 (Runs, RBIs, HRs, SBs, Ks, OBP, SLG)

ray
ray
2 months ago

Grey,
Hosmer killing me at first….
Thinking of offering my Acuna for Devers and Adolis….yay or nay? I can keep Acuna as a first rounder next year, but I can always just try to draft him again with next year’s pick.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Well, players can’t be kept after being dealt, so neither would be…

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
2 months ago

Pagan or Jimenez?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks. Pagan over Jorge Lopez too?

Cram It
Cram It
2 months ago

Someone should try to create the “Hotschmotatonator”. Something to identify who will be hot for the next 7-10 days. Outside of your safe good players, that’s really the name of in-season game. Get those number crunchers at Razzball on it!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah, all the sites you can sort by last 7/14 days. But we need to find a way to predict before their hot streak is over. I know it’s impossible, but thinking about BvP, park factor, time between regression. It’s gotta be easier than predicting the stock market. Plus, you’d have something called the Hotschmotatonator!

My brief analytics led me to a Jack Suwinski batty call. Dong!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ah, Hittertron, forgot about that. You’re right, it’s been done already!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

I see you are high on Houck. My fear is that BoSox move Whitlock to relief and will share/lead closer role (I don’t see Houck becoming a starter). How much do you share this concern – 10%?

Other similar closer questions.
a. Duran or Helsley?
b. Top 2: Robertson (rarely gets a chance); Pagan; or one of Duran, Helsley.

RICE
RICE
2 months ago

Hey Grey!

Keep 2:

Lane
Nimmo
J. Rojas

Thanks in advance!

RICE
RICE
Reply to  RICE
2 months ago

Make that… Keep 2:

Lane
Nimmo
J. Rojas
Espinal

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Awesome! Thanks Grey!

By the way – didn’t see any love in the comments yesterday for the Rural Juror reference. Loved it!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Hard to pronounce words came up in a convo recently. I contributed that I can’t say “rural”. My gf also has audio of me saying “rural Ireland” in an Irish accent. It sounds as ridiculous as that sentence.

godshamgod1
godshamgod1
2 months ago

Has the Streamanator been worse then usual so far this year? Could be my selective picks but seems like the “top picks” each day are not doing so hot compared to prior years. Has this been looked into? Does this get looked into each year?

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

G Money,

In my 12 team 5×5. someone dropped Javier…
-Would you drop Whitlock for him? Or grab Strider over either?

-Drop Nimmo for any of these?
Calhoun
Lane Thomas
Laureano
Larnach
Berti

10 team 5×5…

-Drop Cobb for JoMo?

Thank you!

-IANASM

Last edited 2 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
Jerry
Jerry
2 months ago

10 team h2h dynasty. I know this is probably crazy, but how close is a really cheap Tork and Witt Jr. for Devers? Is it close? Would I be crazy for considering moving devers in dynasty? I’m rebuilding, but hopefully a year or two away.

Gary Poppins
Gary Poppins
2 months ago

Hi Grey!

6×6 ROTO – OPS
 
You like any of these guys over Brandon Nimmo for OF help? 
 
Lane Thomas
Ramon Laureano
Jesus Sanchez
Nick Senzel
Kole Calhoun
Rafael Ortega
Jack Suwinski

Bluestardan
Bluestardan
2 months ago

Hi Grey
So i been trying to be patient with whitlock and love the k per inn but would someone like miley coming off dl a better option ? Or maybe Swarmer ?? Will he stick when miley returns ? Or will Keegan bounce ?
On the hitting side … keep Tyron Taylor or would Cam Mitchell or Senzel or Franchy be better ?
Thanks for the input as always

Bluestardan
Bluestardan
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I like to avoid cub lol !! Pitching is thin in my league so i was just looking over the dl for a possible stash to replace whitlock if i bailed on him. I do have Odorizzi returning at some point.
Another possible bat add could be Larnach.
So Senzel or Larnach ?? And yes miley suck lol

Michael B
Michael B
2 months ago

Whos the best closer for getting saves (holds don’t count in my league) Jhoan Duran, Ryan Helsley, Andrew Kittredge, Paul Sewald, Jorge Lopez, Tanner Houck, Tanner Rainey, Emilio Pagan, Rafael Montero, Diego Castillo, Daniel Hudson, and Ian Kennedy

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

For the purpose of getting saves? I wasn’t sure if Houck has the closer role or not.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I started writing a comment to ask if you read the question correctly, but researched and found this:
“We’re going to use him in high-leverage situations. We’ll try to avoid the 4-inning, 3-inning stints. The maximum he’ll go is two (innings). Kind of like the way we used Garrett (Whitlock) last year.” So I grabbed him in a couple places I’m desperate for saves.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
2 months ago

What’s good Grey? I blame Ken Burns as well for Jazz.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

I’m carrying two catchers (Stephenson -C,1B; and JT Realmutto -C,1B). If I carry two catchers, I’d prefer one also play OF. For this reason, I’m proposing:

I trade Stephenson and Jace Peterson.
I receive Varsho and K’Bryan Hayes.

Hayes’ stats are meh so far, but I assume he’s decent enough.

Do you agree, and is it fair?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I also have Farmer. I assume Farmer over Jace — agree?

lindorphins
lindorphins
2 months ago

Couple ROS questions to help with the end of my rosters. How would you rank:

A. Pham, Rowdy, Naylor, Lane Thomas, Morel, Mitchell

B. Javier, Pivetta, Clevinger, Roansy

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Gotcha. Thanks!

Coconut Willie
Coconut Willie
2 months ago

Got some bench room to play with. 12 team 6×6 weekly. Please drop 3:

Luis Garcia (that WASH one)
Miranda
Dozier
Santander
Lane Thomas
Stott
Suzuki

Much appreciated!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

Your daily column is must read for any fantasy player. Thank you.

  1. I have Startling Marte as well as Kris Bryant. Even though Christopher Morel, Marcel Margot and Tyler Naquin are available, i was going to hold on to both of them. Do you agree?

2.Dakota Hudson of the cards and Merril Kelly of AZ are available. I am not sure whether to pick either of them up Below are my pitchers

Corbin Barnes  
Pablo Lopez    
Cristian Javier  
Tyler Anderson 
Freddy Peralta  (IL)
Paul Blackburn
Mike Mikolas    
Aaron Ashby    
Mike Cleavinger
Konnor Pilkington
Nick Pivetta    
Jeffery Springs

Would you pick up either of them and if so, who would you cut?

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you!

Chris
Chris
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

H2h, 12 teams, 3 keepers

Would you trade Scherzer for O’Neill and a 1st Round?

I’m in the middle of the league standings, or should I hold Scherzer?

Thanks,
Chris

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

hey grey,

I received a interesting trade offer in my 10 team dynasty keeper league and want your thoughts on the deal.

I give up Bregman ($23), R. Ray ($13) and Bryan Reynolds ($9)
I get: M. Semien ($16), Jeffrey Springs ($6) and either Joc ($5) or Yepez ($5)

Would you make the deal?

prey879
prey879
2 months ago

Need to clear a roster spot. Who would you drop out of this group: Christian Walker, Juan Yepez, Gorman, Grichuck, Josh Naylor

H2H 12 team 7×7 (Runs, RBIs, HRs, SBs, Ks, OBP, SLG)

Philip
Philip
2 months ago

Grey or anyone else, where are we at on Eloy in a dynasty league?

I’ve been offered Eloy and Gore for

Franimal, Kirilloff, Luis Garcia, Brujan, and the 15th pick in next years draft (usually a fypd guy).

I could also get just Gore for Brujan, Garcia, and the pick.

Thanks! Appreciate it!

Roma Pizza of Stuart
Roma Pizza of Stuart
2 months ago

Asking for a friend

Rodon droppable

Umpy70
Umpy70
2 months ago

Grey dont you feel like semien’s resurgence is just a coincidence with all these juiced balls back in play?

Mikeal
Mikeal
2 months ago

another question for you grey, extra appreciated

in my other league, I need SB and runs mostly.

Got offered Acuna and Clase for my Devers and Hendricks.

Looks good at first glance as I have Witt Jr and Hayes as 3B coverage and my OF stinks but I’m a but worried about injury risk with Acuna

do I pull the trigger

Mikeal
Mikeal
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

yes Liam Hendricks. And thanks. I may sleep on it but I’m leaning yes

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goodoldubs
goodoldubs
2 months ago

Ok to drop happ for miranda? Bench bat and I don’t have corner backup options.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
2 months ago

Which bat for a MI spot: Garcia, Duran or Stott?

thekid2004
thekid2004
2 months ago

Needing to make some roster moves to clear an IL log jam. Any of these drops?

  • Luzardo ($5 keeper)
  • Cobb

Thanks, Grey!

Gotime
Gotime
2 months ago

You grabbing Ashcraft in H2H daily pts league Dynasty? 12 teamer counts +7IP -3Hits,-3BB,+2K,-12HR
Would drop Grandal (own Kirk)

oldtrackguy
oldtrackguy
2 months ago

Need to ride a 3B for a while – dropped Chapman for Wisdom, who is now ice cold. Get Chapman back? or Espinal?

Jeffe
Jeffe
2 months ago

Good stuff! Always a pleasure to read your write ups and can’t wait to listen to the recent podcast. How would you rank Verdugo, Yas, Stephenson, Bader and Renfroe.

Ben
Ben
2 months ago

Hi Grey, I was offered Straw, Seiya, and Ketel Marte for my Tim Anderson in a keeper. I don’t have a particular need for speed, and Ketel and Seiya haven’t exactly been knocking it out of the park, but curious for your input. Ketel has been improved recently.

Also, what do you think about Yepez this year? An owner in my league is trying to move him, but I’m not sure he play consistently with O’Neill back or generally whether he’s worth the effort to acquire.

Thanks!

Sherm Reinhardt
Sherm Reinhardt
2 months ago

Grey– 11 team 5×5 standard roto limited transactions so I can’t stream. I want a stable 6th starter. Which one would you pick?

Urquidy Junis Wacha Jo Mo

Gratefultudinously–

Sherm Reinhardt
Sherm Reinhardt
Reply to  Sherm Reinhardt
2 months ago

Hmmm… looking through comments, seems you do like Wacha

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

some years ago a little too much :)~

Sherm Reinhardt
Sherm Reinhardt
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

awesome

Johnson
Johnson
2 months ago

Regretted not trying to sell Kopech high after his Yankees start now I have a chance again.. Who are a couple targets, maybe buy lows you’d be happy to sell him for?

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
2 months ago

Cease or Woodruff ROS. QS league.

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

  1. You streaming Kukuchi anywhere today ? The walks scare me but it is the Royals.
  1. Also, who do you like more ROS, Wander or Swanson ? Cash said Wander won’t be back next week fyi

You the man !

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Awesome, much appreciated

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

I feel like whitlock is like that girlfriend I had where everything was great in the beginning. Once we really got to know each other and tried to take the relationship to another level things went south pretty quickly; I lost interest. If he went back to being that sexy reliever, I’d be interested again.

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Ned Shneebly
Ned Shneebly
2 months ago

yoyo Grey!

B Donovan or Luis Garcia (nats)? thanks!

stuey
stuey
2 months ago

Thanks for the write-up! Yuli or Votto ROS?

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
2 months ago

The same owner in my league activated Renfroe and Meadows off the IL yesterday and dropped… wait for it… Joc and Morel. Maybe I’m crazy, but I’d rather have either of those guys. Looking at putting a claim in on both. I’d be dropping 2 of Happ, Mateo, or Hays. If you could have 2 of those 5, who would they be?

Adames coming back for me today. Who would you drop to activate him? Pena or Farmer? I’m leaning Farmer even with the recent hot streak.

Last question, the starters on the wire in my league seem so much better than what I’m trotting out there. Springs and Wacha sitting there while I watch Robbie Ray kill me every start sucks. Would you pick up either guy over Bassitt, Javier, Kirby, Strider? I’m not dumping Ray yet…

Thanks Grey!

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
2 months ago

Hey Grey!

Hope you are doing well, sir.

There are so many corner and middle infielders in my deep league I wanted to ask for your take…

I have Bohm and EZ Duran rostered currently. Stott and Luis Garcia (Nats) are available as of the time of writing. Could you please pick two? (I just finished the pod with B-Don and these are the exact names you mentioned at the end ha!!)

Thanks!

Jake

JakeTPE
JakeTPE
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Nice! Thank you.

Ben
Ben
2 months ago

I was offered Straw, Seiya, and Ketel Marte for my Tim Anderson in a keeper. I don’t have a particular need for speed, and Ketel and Seiya haven’t exactly been knocking it out of the park, but curious for your input. Ketel has been better recently.

Also, what do you think about Yepez this year? An owner in my league is trying to move him, but I’m not sure he play consistently with O’Neill back or generally whether he’s worth the effort to acquire.

Thanks!

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
2 months ago

Would it kill Freeman to hit a homerun every once in a while? I’m not asking for a lot. How about Charlie Blackmon territory…or Pavin Smith…or Wilmer Flores for f*&k’s sakes. I’ll take Wilmer Flores power! Baptize Freeman in that magical, foggy Bay area water if that’s what it takes. I mean, damn.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
2 months ago

Looking at some trade offers. Who do you like ROS – standard roto?

1. Albies, Semien or Polanco
2. Will Smith, Stephenson or Capt. Kirk

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
2 months ago

Hey Grey! Excellent write up as usual!

1) With Cobb on the IL who should I pick up from the WW between: Springs, Jakob Junis, Roansy Contreras, Wacha, or Ashcraft?

2) what sort of return would you want for Kopech?

thanks!

pinkman
pinkman
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I got France for Kopech a couple weeks back as my CI, paired with Goldy and Riley at 1B and 3B. Feels good man

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Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
2 months ago

Top 3 out of this crew:

Blackmon in Coors
Jeremy Pena
Gimenez
C Walker
Rowdy
Blackmon away from Coors

3mango
3mango
2 months ago

What, No Verlander lovin’!? 7IP,1ER,12K, ERA @ 2.13…tough croud