Fresh goes better in life with Vientos, fresh and full of life! Ahh…The Metsmaker! Sorry, that was stuck in my head. Now, hopefully, it’s stuck in your head too. Mets called up their next great hitting prospect, Mark Vientos, after Starling Marte went to the IL. Can Vientos play outfield? Absolutely not. Can Vientos run? His speed has been described as “an 80-year-old baby crawling with tennis balls on its knees.” Can Vientos hit bombs? To the freakin’ moon! He kinda reminds me of a young Evan Longoria. Now take everything you’ve thought about Longoria over the last seven years, scrub it from your brain, and think about Longoria as if this is 2016. Your brain in 2016, “Rays should lock this Longoria guy up for another ten years! He’s amazing! Wait! They let Longoria go? Wow, what a mistake! They just let a perennial 30+ homer, .270 hitter go! Rays will be in last place for the next decade. What a bunch of losers!” So, your 2016 brain is kinda remembering correctly. Longo was good at that point. Mark Vientos can be good too. Prospect Itch has more concerns about his batting average in his top 100 prospects. For this year, do I want Mark Vientos in a redraft league? No, I’d want Eduardo Escobar. Or maybe even Evan Longoria. Anyway. here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Taijuan Walker – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.48. You’re gonna see me refer to the Streamonator a lot in this post, and, at this point in the season, you should be totally focused on matchups vs. what a guy could do in the big picture. Speaking of which, Taijuan is a big pitcher. What’s he, 275 pounds? He is stacked like a factory making Waffle House restaurants.

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, third homer in five games, and you’re not going to find a hotter bat in this post to pick up, so schmotato on, you schmotato lover.

Brandon Nimmo – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (14) and legs (1). I don’t know how to find this out, but Nimmo has to be the fastest leadoff guy with the least amount of steals in MLB history. Don’t bother trying to figure out if I’m wrong. Just nod and say, “Wow!”

Jazz Chisholm – Won’t return this year. This is worse than Ken Burns’s Jazz!

Jesus Luzardo – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.81. Iguana’d to wish you a “Merry Don’t Start Luzardo Anymore,” then I saw he gets the Gnats next.

Brian Anderson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer. Usually he’s B.A. Brokeass, but even a Brokeass is right eight times a year.

Pablo Lopez – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.04. Pab-Lo, “This one goes out to all those 2023 fanatsy drafters who want to draft me late because my 2022 ERA sucked the big ol’ one.”

Anthony Rizzo – Boone said Rizzo is no longer experiencing headaches. Sounds like they can start having sex again.

Jameson Taillon – 7 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.94. Streamonator liked this matchup of Taillon’s and loves his next one, and I’m about to Taillon myself.

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 20th and 21st homer. He hit both homers off Luis Patino (1 1/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 8.10), helping knock the shine off Patino.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer. Thinking about drafting Trout and Giancarlo next year in the same league, and punting runs and RBIs. Let’s go!

Oswaldo Cabrera – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Mean’s while, on the bench, Oswald Peraza said, “Wait, is that me? Grey’s right, these names are very confusing.”

Corey Kluber – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.36. More like Klub-him.

Trevor Story – Was removed from Sunday’s game with heel pain. This past offseason, Trevor Story signed up for a Gold’s Gym that was only five minutes from his house, and was so happy to have an ex-major leaguer there to work out with, a one-time idol of his, a guy he’d love to emulate, five-time All-Star, Troy Tulowitzki.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.07. We’re all very aware of his crotch grabs, but it’s almost like he was crotch-grabbed by God starting in August (2.45 ERA) and into September (0.00).

Johnny Cueto – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.09. Against the A’s, bro? Really? C’mon, Cueto! *puts tacks on desk, slams head into desk*

Tony Kemp – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .234. Kemp looks like he couldn’t hit a home run out of Coors if he were standing on 2nd base, yet he’s in Oakland, with five homers, and Jose Iglesias was in Coors with three homers, and Kris Bryant has five homers, but that doesn’t count. He’s being paid $400 mil to not play.

Mike Trout – Sat out Sunday’s game, but hit his 34th homer on Saturday, and now has six homers in six games in a row. Someone gonna dig up Dale Long’s body to bring him to the next Angels game or is it gonna be left up to me?

Shohei Ohtani – 5 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.55, and hit his 34th homer on Sunday, but left that Saturday start with a blister. Could the blister derail his historic season that no one is talking about because Judge is having a much flashier season, and Ohtani just had a similar season last year, though this year is even better? Like the Riddler’s garden, a question surrounded by hedges.

Alex Bregman – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st homer. Also, in this game, Kyle Tucker (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs) hit his 25th homer; Trey Mancini (1-for-2, 3 RBIs) hit his 17th homer, and Maurico Dubon (1-for-4) hit his 5th homer, as the Astros beat up on the Angels. This moves the Angels only 29 games back. Fingers crossed.

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 32nd homer. Screaming, “We back baby!” Whispering, “Please let us be back.”

Adrian Houser – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 0 Ks, ERA at 4.61. He was in Friday’s Buy, because Daddy is a wizard! Also, it was a Streamonator call.

Rowdy Tellez – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 29th and 30th homer. *snaps fingers on high school bleachers, singing* Tellez more! Tellez more! Did he hit the ball far?

Willy Adames – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 28th homer. For those of you with short-term memory, Willy Adames was a preseason sleeper. Taking my own flowers!

Brandon Woodruff – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.39. On the Player Rater, Woodruff was barely the 40th best starter before this start. Now likely around 35th best. I doubt many people realize just how whatever he’s been.

Michael Harris II – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homer, hitting .311. This is only in 93 games. Braves about to give him a bonus on top of his contract. Add in an extra Bed, Bath and Beyond coupon.

Julio Rodriguez – 3-for-4 and his 24th and 25th homer. I just did a quick google, “Has a rookie ever had a 30/30 season?” And Google’s asking me, “Have you ever heard of Mike Trout?” Shut up, Google!

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4 and his 29th and 30th homer. In 2023, Eugenio or Rowdy? Which one first?

Kevin Gausman – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.31. He got the win because the Rangers’ Arihara committed hari-kari and gave up 11 ER, but, folx, don’t mess with Arlington if the roof is open. Well, except hitters, that’s All-right-ington.

Adolis Garcia – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Yeah, Adolis was a preseason sleeper too. 1-800-Give-Me-My-Flowers!

Bubba Thompson – 2-for-4 and his 12th and 13th steal, hitting .298. When I saw Bubba got two steals yesterday, I literally did a Tiger Woods fist pump. I can’t wait for the pitch clock and limited pickoffs next year, give us some more steals!

Jose Leclerc – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.10, and the save. Rangers seemed to have moved onto a new closer again for no apparent reasons. From Joe Barlow to Jonathan Hernandez to Jose Leclerc: How One Team Can Spend $500 Million, Lose 90 Games and Never Figure Out Their Bullpen, your Texas Rangers.

Martin Perez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.77. Texting Cougs, “Martin Perez is why I never remember your birthday.” Now we both hate him.

Zac Gallen – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.50. He secured the Dbag record for scoreless innings, besting Brandon Webb. Gallen’s streak then ended at 44 1/3 IP, the 7th longest in MLB history. Right behind Sal Maglie, who was known as Sal the Barber, because he used to put one of those spinning stripe barber’s pole on the mound when he pitched and used to scream, “A little off the top,” after every pitch.

Byron Buxton – Expected to return before the end of the season. Twins said, “Not this weekend, and probably not early next week.” When asked if by the end of this week, the Twins touched their nose. Reporters asked, “As in we’re close?” Twins touched their nose again. Reporters asked, “Close as in guessing the right answer on Buxton’s return or close as in proximity?” Twins did the charade move, that “it’s a movie.”

Triston McKenzie – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.05. He’s the quietest near-sub-3.00 ERA guy ever, and also the lightest.

Steven Kwan – 3-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (4) and legs (14), hitting .291. It’ll never not stop (we got some negatives!) being amusing to me that I thought Kwan had 15-homer power. Andres Gimenez (1-for-4) hit his 16th homer yesterday. And-Gim doesn’t have huge power, but four times as much as Kwan. By the way, do you use an Oxford comma before And-Gim? By the way, Part 2: They’re Not Bys The Way, did you see this weekend James Karinchak was checked for foreign substance under his hat? Oh, it is quite hilarious:

Blake Snell – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.02. Snell ya later!

Joe Musgrove – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.28. ‘Member there was, like, four days there in early August when everyone was like, “Can the Padres catch the Dodgers?” You don’t hear that so much anymore. Well, whatever, they had a good three days there in early August. That’s worth trading away your whole farm system.

Jake Cronenworth – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and 3rd homer in five games, and just realized he’s rostered in way too many leagues to be a hot schmotato, for what it’s Cronenworth.

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer, and 3rd homer in the last four games. If someone gave up on Turner, then they were very smart, but it might be time to go back in for a stretch run.

Andrew Heaney – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.84. Heaney’s peripherals are just about the best you will see in the major leagues. Sure, he has less than 60 IP, but, my God, his strikeout rate and xFIP are gorge.

Seiya Suzuki – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, and 3rd homer this week. Right now I’m studying the patterns of cherry blossoms blooms. Will get back to you soon with why Seiya’s only hot in April and September.

Thairo Estrada – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (13) and legs (18). If someone asked me to name the guy in the top 100 on the Player Rater, who would surprise most people, I’d prolly say Thairo Estrada.

Seranthony Dominguez – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.60, as he returned from the IL. I’d imagine Seranthony sees some save opps. If for no other reason than the Queen would’ve wanted it. Yesterday’s save went to David Robertson (1 IP, 0 ER, ), though.

Rhys Hoskins – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 28th homer. Can’t believe he’s hitting for such a good average (for him). Still believe he could hit 40 homers one of these years, too.

Alec Bohm– 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. He’s hitting around .330 in the 2nd half with five homers, i.e., a Bohm went off and Luis Arraez’d from the smoke.

Brady Singer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.21. Streamonator loved this start for him, and hates his next one, and I kinda agree. I have fallen in love with Singer, which make me a groupie, but I don’t trust him in all starts yet.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, 2nd homer in as many games, and 697th homer in the last 3061 games. If he is sitting on 699 homers on the last game of the season, he’s going to get a dropped-third-strike home run to get him there, if need be.

Tyler O’Neill – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer. I already wanna draft him for next year at an extremely discounted price. Someone get a draft together, and let me get O’Neill around 120 overall right now!

Jack Suwinski – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Hot schmotato alert!

Mitch Keller – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.01. Went to look at Mitch Keller on the Streamonator, and the Streamonator laughed at me. That hurts my feelings!

Greg Allen – 2-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (2) and legs (8). Fun fact! If your last name is Allen, you can say you’re all-in at any poker game, then when the cards are flipped, and you’ve lost, you tell them, “I was just saying my last name.” This only works once.

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Cubby
Cubby
16 days ago

I know yesterday I said that starting pitchers vs Colorado was a good thing. But I don’t trust Kopech at all today. Do you?

Hits, walks and HR allowed are disastrous and I don’t know what to think.

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
17 days ago

12 team, H2H, redraft, standard 5X5.

I have a bye this week but am always evaluating my team. Please rank these SPs R.O.S.: Stripling, Kirby, J. Ryan

Cohen
Cohen
17 days ago

Need to drop one?
Holmes
Fairbanks
Raisel
Bard
Hughes

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
17 days ago

Gee-Dolla,

Please help me figure out who to hold / swap / drop from these bozos ROS:

I have:

Flaherty
May
Quintana
Snell

Available on the WW:

Jon Gray (we’ll see how it goes today)
T Walker
Sandoval
Lodolo
Smyly

What moves you making (if any)?

Thank you always!

-IANASM

Last edited 17 days ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Yea, I am somewhat stuck looking at all of these. Obviously I fear dropping one of these who end up being used against me in the final weeks.

May – SFG, ARI, SDP and COL

Snell – ARI, STL, LAD, and CHW

Flaherty – CIN, SDP, MIL, and PIT

Walker (and the rest of the Mets) have cake matchups. I guess I just fear the inconsistency for him more than anything.

Sandoval – CLE, TEX and then OAK twice

Lodolo – PIT, BOS, MIL , and CHC

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Got ya. Thanks, G. I appreciate you!

toolshed
toolshed
17 days ago

Hey my Bubba curse was broken!!!!

I just read Rendon is gearing up for a return. They said end of season not sure if they were talking about 2022. Maybe Artie said I am paying you and trying to sell the damn team man. Get your carcass out there. He also has a 5 game suspension. This is actually smart. Activate him even if he is hurt and serve the 5 games.

Gator
Gator
17 days ago

Does Heaney ever pitch enough to be a number 1 or 2? What’s an early 2023 ranking?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
17 days ago

Damn, Nico Hoerner is hot but he’s at least temporarily sidelined. Assuming by game start the best info is he’ll play tomorrow, play him or Adames for the week? Adames is hot but only 5 games and against 3 pitchers he’s not been good against — JoMo, Waino and G Cole. Nico has deGrom tomorrow but 3 games vs Colorado scrubs. Love Willy but he has 0fer weeks and can’t afford one now. Which one, Willy or Nico?

Katy
Katy
17 days ago

How early do you think non-razzballers will be drafting Varsho next year? SAGNOF+C!

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

This was undoubtedly the year to grab him, but he has caught enough this year to have eligibility next year.

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
17 days ago

I made it to the #2 spot and thus have earned a bye for the first round of the H2H playoffs. I see it as a week of evaluating what/who I have and getting my roster ready for a 2 week push to the title (I lost the championship last year by 1 category on the last day of the season -___-)

Our league is a Sv+H league so late inning guys can be just as valuable as closers. I picked up Trevor Stephan during Seranthony’s IL stint and now I have too many RPs.

T. Stephan (0-1, 6 Ks, 3.18 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 3 S+H in 5.2 IP)
K. Jansen (0-1, 5 Ks, 8.44 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 4 S+H in 5.1 IP)
J. Adam (1-0, 8 Ks, 1.59 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 3 S+H in 5.2 IP)
F. Bautista (0-0, 4 Ks, 2.25 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, 2 S+H in 4.0 IP)
S. Dominguez, (0-0, 1 K, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 1 S+H in 1.0 IP)

If you stretch it out to 30 days Kenley looks even worse. I can wait this week since I’m not in a matchup, and maybe he gets IL’d, but if not, he is the choice to send to dumpsville, right?

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

GTFOH KEN

Nick
Nick
17 days ago

Is Jansen going the way of the hader? Drop him for isglesias or is that job solid enough to keep and not lose you H2H?

Nick
Nick
Reply to  Nick
17 days ago

Side note…are you ever starting frankie montas?

Trey
Trey
17 days ago

Haniger (2 vs SD, 3 @LAA) or Pham (2 vs NYY, 3 vs KC)?
H2H categories, 6×6 (OBP included)

toolshed
toolshed
17 days ago

So I posted about Bubba Thompson last week. I add the guy after his SB rampage in the one league where he was still available. Needed him for one thing only / held him for 8 days / not a single freaking steal. I cut him on Saturday morning. He then steals 3 bases over the weekend. Timing is everything I guess. I add him again and why do i think the steals will suddently dry up again? Sorry for the rest of the readers who own him.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

I know. Bubba just made another out. So far my track record with him on the roster is impeccable

toolshed
toolshed
17 days ago

Trevor Rogers, thanks for showing up. According to my records, the MLB season started April 7 this year.

Wake Up
17 days ago

I love it when a plan comes together…and I’m able to out compete the beetles for my nuts!

I am a Freeman
I am a Freeman
17 days ago

Start Snell @ AZ, Singer @ BOS or Edward Cabrera home v PHI? These choices are assuming I start Giolito @ CLE. Which two of the four would you start? Thanks.

stevie
stevie
17 days ago

Hey Grey, I’ve got two teams sitting on a playoff bye week, thanks to you and your staff! There’s a few interesting hitters on the wire, could you advise whether to pick them up or just let it ride til next week?
Team A
C- Murphy
1B- Alonso
2B- India
SS- Edman
3B- Arenado
OF- Vaughn, Pham, Renfroe
UT- Freeman, Ohtani
Bn- Berti, Mancini

On waivers
Santander, Suzuki, Belly

Team B
C- Kirk
1B- Mountcastle
2B- McMahon
SS- Story
3B- Wander
OF- O’Neill, Eloy, Renfroe
UT- Ohtani, Gunnar
Bn- Carroll, Tellez, Thairo

On waivers
LouBob( I put him there), A. Rosario, Blackmon

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
17 days ago

10 team 5X5. Trying to decide between May @AZ or Musgrove @AZ. I could also play Bautista or Holmes instead (already playing Diaz and Helsley) but both have only 5 game slates and I have a 3 save lead while I need Ks and Wins pretty badly. Sneks is hitting, so I’m reluctant to play scuffling Joe but May may make my day. Seems he’s due

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
17 days ago

Hi Grey,

would you waive Emmanual Rivera and take Brendan Rodgers?

thanks

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Thanks

herschel
herschel
17 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto. trying to make a push on saves. need to start one of these guys, who do you like?

floro – 2 vs tex, 3 vs phi, 3 @ was
leclerc – 2 @ mia, 2 vs oak, 3 @ tb

also, need one of these guys at dh:

miranda – 3 vs kc, 4 @ cle
oscar gonzalez – 3 vs laa, 1 vs cws, 4 vs min
rosario – 3 vs laa, 1 vs cws, 4 vs min

thank you!

iKon
Sam
17 days ago

Time to cut bait on Tony Gonsolin? H2H playoffs just started

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
17 days ago

First day of the playoffs. Are you starting Cobb at home against Atlanta? The Robot likes it but Im scared (Little voice in my had is remising me that Grey just told us to trust the Robot the rest of the way).

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
17 days ago

Is Jorge Lopez still a hold or is he toast?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Of his last four appearances, he allowed runs in three of them, and came in before the ninth in two of them (including Fulmer getting the 9th and the save in one of them). I don’t foresee the Twins switching to Duran because he’s their fireman and primary bridge. But although the Twins are still within range of the division, Lopez hasn’t looked good recently, it feels like the Twins are a bit in DGAF mode, and are fine using a more committee approach.

Linda from Bob's Burgers
Linda from Bob's Burgers
17 days ago

Could you rank these 3 RPs for the ROS? Seranthony Dominguez, Jhoan Duran and Pete Fairbanks? Redraft points league with 5 W, -5 L, 3 IP, 1 K, -1 ER, -1 H, -1 BB, 3 CG, 6 SO, 5 SV, -3 BS, 2 HD and -3 HR allowed.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
17 days ago

1. With only 5 adds in a week, would you use one to drop Josh Rojas for either Rengifo or Abrams?

2. Top 2 or 3 ROS of Canha, Nimmo, Lane T., Pollock, Verdugo? All batting stats important except maybe RBIs.

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
17 days ago

Friedl (9 games, 7 v rhp) or Berti (8 games). Need a bit of everything but looking to avoid low BA and want the upside of a 3 plus HR or SB week

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
17 days ago

Hey Grey

i have been struggling with relievers since my last closer went down i currently have David Robertson who is shaky at best plus may be platooning with Seranthony.

Do you like any of these available relievers or just roll with robertson for a couple more weeks

Michael Lorenzen RP | LAA
Peter Fairbanks RP | TB
Paul Sewald RP | SEA
Tyler Wells RP | BAL
Jake Junis RP | SF
Seranthony Dominguez RP | PHI
Jimmy Herget RP | LAA

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
17 days ago

Where do you think Harris II would be in your 2023 rankings?

Cohen
Cohen
17 days ago

Can only start one
Jon Gray at Miami or Rogers home vs Tex?

I am a Freeman
I am a Freeman
17 days ago

Drop Luis Robert, Franmil or Snell to activate Trevor Rogers or drop Rogers? Thanks!

gumball
gumball
17 days ago

HiGray Have you or anyone heard that Josh Jung 3b Tex is ” out “I have him a a RTFS league and they have an :’0” (out) by his name I have contacted them but not heard back ? thanks gumball

david
david
17 days ago

Would you start E.Rodriguez v HOU (Valdez)

david
david
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Many thanks as always

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
17 days ago

can we just draft Harris in the 2nd round already?!

I am a Freeman
I am a Freeman
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Julio round 1,Harris round 2 and Swanson round 3. I would be excited. Strider round 4? 15 team. Thanks.

Cohen
Cohen
17 days ago

Please pick top 2 streamers
Mikolas vs Cincy
Urquidy vs Oakland
Kopech vs Colorado
T.Walker vs Pitt
Stripling vs Tampa
All at home

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
17 days ago

Bell or Miranda for a corner infielder?

betterthings2do
betterthings2do
17 days ago

Does Ohtani get your MVP vote? Or is it wrapped up for Judge already

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

i placed one of my only sports bets in june/july on it being Judge MVP, Harris NL ROY, J-Rod AL ROY…so let’s go Judge! even though should be Shohei prob

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

A parlay of those 3, plus some rando already-one UFC matches (i grabbed those 3 on parlay, then padded it with like 4 or 5 -400 or better UFC bouts…just waiting on the baseball legs now)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
17 days ago

ooof – *won*

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Nice! Harris v Strider will be interesting, but I think ROY traditionally goes to a pos player + so Harris is the fav, esp if he sneaks into a 20/20 .300+ season

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

i put $20 on it (bc i don’t bet) + it would pay ~$600(!)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

right?! we’ll see. this is totally arbitrary, but i bet if harris goes 20/20, he gets it, if he doesn’t, it goes to Strider

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

i think what you just said is right. just googled and this is what came up: https://www.vegasinsider.com/mlb/odds/rookie-of-the-year/

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
Reply to  betterthings2do
17 days ago

MLB should go ahead and start the Ohtani Award for best Hitter/Pitcher combo. Ohtani would win it every year (for a while anyway, assuming he avoids major injury); and then only a player’s hitting stats (and defense/baserunning) would be allowed to be considered for MVP.

Cubby
Cubby
17 days ago

A) Is it safe to say that most pitchers are streamable in the following situations:

vs or @ Det
vs or @ Oak
vs or @ Pit
vs or @ Mia
vs Col
vs or @ KC

B) Also can you please clarify your Pablo Lopez comment….as in hes a great buy low for 2023?

Thanks

Cubby
Cubby
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

My thinking is, if they’re borderline good and on the ww, they’re be borderline great in those matchups.

If I don’t recognize the name or they’ve been bad in the past, probably not worth the risk this late in the season.

Eric
Eric
17 days ago

Hey Grey,

12-team H2H with OBP

Would you drop Josh Bell for Rowdy Tellez? Drop Jason Adam for Leclerc? Current closers are Melancon, Herget, Sewald.

Thanks!

CTFDU
CTFDU
17 days ago

Hi Grey, Jung or Gunnar ROS?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
17 days ago

Hey Grey,

In the semifinals in my H2H league – thanks for helping me get here! Already in the money based on regular season ranking – twas the most epic finish squeezing into 2nd place in a crowded field. Anywho…

A) Would you start McClanahan @TOR or Jon Gray @MIA right off the IL if they are indeed activated?

B) If McClan and Gray start, I need to bench 2 of the following. Who it be?

Gray @MIA
Giolito @CLE
Singer @BOS
Ranger @ATL
STripling vs TB

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Hmm, let me rework the question. Which 2 would you BENCH of the following:

McClan @TOR
Giolito @CLE
Singer @BOS
Ranger @ATL
Stripling vs TB
Gray @MIA

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Thanks! If Gray ends up getting a start @TEX later this week and looks decent today @MIA, would you start him over McClan, Gio, or Strip? I could also pick up German for his start @MIL if he’s better than any of those.

Gary C
17 days ago

ESPN points, please rank top 4

Sandoval @ Cleve
Lodolo vs Pitt
Sonny Gray vs KC
Dustin May @ Az
Edward Cabrera vs Phil
Stripling vs TB
Hunter Brown @ Det

Thanks

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
17 days ago

Playoff time!!

just realized Jon Gray is available in my league and “should” be lined up for 2-starts.

which bat you dropping for him?

J. Mateo (BA .125 over last 2 weeks, does have 2SB’s
L. Arraez (BA .296 over last 2 weeks, only 1HR
J. Fraley (BA .289 over last 2 weeks, 3HR’s

Thanks in advance!

benjaminred
benjaminred
17 days ago

McCarthy 4-6 and another steal yesterday. Does he crack top 100 list next year? Seems crazy if he does and also if he doesn’t. Praise be your mustache.

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
17 days ago

Who do you like better for ratios ROS – Bieber, Gallen or Sandy?

Sandy’s been struggling 2nd half and has a tough schedule.

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Yes, will need a new handle for 2023

jimmothy66
jimmothy66
17 days ago

Grey, in a 10 team h2h auction league, 6 x 6 with qs as extra category. $260 total budget, keep 12.
keeping Dustin May @ $3 and Kirby @$3.
Other options are Roansy @ $3, E Cabrera @ $3, Baz @ $8, and Gonsolin @ $10.
Can only keep 2 of those other options, can you rank in your preferred order please.

Gotime
Gotime
17 days ago

H2H pts with +7 IP +2K -3Hit -3BB -12HR
Need 9 starts and not much on the wire.
Could you rank these starts:
Roansy @ Mets
Taillon @ Mil
German @ Mil
Shane Mc, if he starts, @Tor

jcindaville
jcindaville
17 days ago

How I have advanced to the championship round this week with Mary Kate Olson going 3 for 37 in my first two weeks of playoffs is a miracle. 3 Hits, 6 runs, 4 RBI’s, no doubles and 1 homer over the last two weeks is dreadful.

I wont win this week unless he gets going! Need Matt Olson to ball this week!

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
17 days ago

Need am extra hitter for this week, primarily for today and Thursday. Looking for power, runs & OPS.

Oscar Gonzalez 8 games (Mon vs. Detmers, Thurs vs. Gioloto, doubleheader Saturday vs. MIN)

Cavin Biggio 8 games (Mon vs. TBR (Criswell, Thurs vs, Kulber) doubleheader vs TBR)

Jose Siri 8 games (Mon @ TOR (Berrios), Thurs @ TOR Gausman) doubleheader vs TOR

Garrett Cooper (Mon doubleheader vs TEX (J. Gray & G. Otto, Thurs vs PHI Thor)

Jake Sumwinski (Mon @ CIN Minor, Thurs @ NYM Carrasco)

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Thats a surprising call. I was thinking Gonzalez. Worried Suwinski might sit against Minor today (L vs. L). I still have an outside shot at AVG & OPS in the matchup too

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Ok, to drop Tanner Scott of Gonzalez? I know he has a doubleheader today but he has been awful or not pitching lately. Not even sure if he is the closer either

Thanks for the help!

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
17 days ago

In a crazy turn of events, my team was on the ropes in H2H playoffs and down to what would’ve been the last at bat of the season. Julio Rodriguez hit a homerun that not only swung runs and OBP categories for me, but also prevented my closer Sewell from getting a loss. He single handedly swung 3 categories there and I won my matchup 7-6-1. Julio for MVP!

Long-time Listener, First-time Pay-attentioner
Long-time Listener, First-time Pay-attentioner
17 days ago

Let’s say you’re a roto league with the standard 5 categories, plus BB

Let’s go on to say that you have Soto, Acuna, and Julio Rodriguez on your team

Let’s take it one step further and say this league has 2 Keepers per team

Which 2 would you keep?

Will
Will
17 days ago

I am irrationally excited about Michael Harris II for next year. Hitting .311 with a .557 slugging %, 18 HRs, 56 RBI and 16 steals in only 93 games is outstanding. Also, I picked up Escobar as a flier fill-in at 3B and he’s hit .500 (15 for 30) with 4 HRs and 6 RBIs since then. Where was this kind of offense all season for my 9th place offense fantasy squad??? Anyway, question: Story or O Cruz for next season? Thanks.

Jason
Jason
17 days ago

Grissom or O’Neil?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
17 days ago

Hello sir I didn’t expect to get this far with my brains on the other side of the planet the last couple weeks (was in South America snowboarding). I would like to pick ur brain for my weekly semi finals if you would allow such picking. I now feel like some sort of brain pecker dedicated to fantasy baseball.

First Peck in weekly OBP I gotta go Jung over Franco right because of the hand or is Francos hand worthy of the IR risk.

2nd Peck I gotta choose 3 pitching spots with QS and net svs/hlds same weekly

2start Joe Ryan – KC and @ Clev
2 start Trev Rogers – Tex and @ wash
2 start J Gray – @Mia and @ TB
Jesus Lizard @ Wash
George Kirby @ LAA
Sandoval @ Clev
Snell @ arizona
or 3rd RP Clay Holmes, but only 5 games this week 2 @ boss and 3 @Mil

ty big bossman

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

a ton of fun buddy the people I met there were amazing, would recommend visiting there for sure. Thank you for the help :)

Peter
Peter
17 days ago

Greetings Grey,

Please pick one to start this week: Dean Kremer @WSH OR Jose Suarez @CLE.

StarryEyes
StarryEyes
17 days ago

Grey, I need wins and K’s, losing one spot in ERA would be worth it I guess

Start all or some of these 2 starters? would just bench RP to start them

Kopech vs COL, at DET
Ryan vs KC, at CLE
Jon Greay at MIA, at TB

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
17 days ago

Any word on McClanahan? Is he back this week? And what does Kevin say?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
17 days ago

1) With Wander back, i have a glut of mediocre infielders. Can you rank these guys? Wander, Miranda, Gunnar, Bell, Jung

2) Bullpen has turned into crap. Finnegan had a poor week. Please rank Herget, Puk, Finnegan, LeClerc, Schreiber, Seranthony. Mostly for saves, but raios mean something too.

Thank you, sir.

Last edited 17 days ago by Five-on-One
SchmidtsHairLip
SchmidtsHairLip
17 days ago

Hey man thanks!!

Vientos over Gunnar or Jung at CI?

Need wins and K’s but watching ERA, roll Jon Gray out for the 2 starts (@ MIA, @ TB)?

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
17 days ago

For a weekly H2H, where you can disregard W/L in favor of pitching performance (IP, K, BB, ER)…

Please pick FOUR!

Kelly – LAD & SD
Springs – @TOR & TEX (more 3 IP shenanigans likely?)
Falter – @MIA & @ATL
Rasmussen – @TOR & TEX (though potential McClanahan return imperils the TEX start)
Snell – @ARI
Wainwright – MIL
Wright – @SF
Lodolo – PIT

Is rostering Rays’ starters come playoff time the best idea or the greatest?

Last edited 17 days ago by Marty the Celery Salesman
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
17 days ago

12 teamer h2h. OBP over AVG, total bases added, QS added.
C varsho
1B alonso
2B gleyber (SS)
SS cruise missle
3B witt (SS)
OF (3): stanton (neato he’s back from his “injury” or whatever that was, was in lineup for about 2 weeks before being back), acuna (this guy, man, if anything i’d think he’d have lost steals, not HR’s with this clearly still there injury, I shouldn’t be using 1st round picks on injured guys, i’ll finally learn that one day), tucker
util (3): miranda (1B/3B), naylor (1B/OF), mateo (2B/SS/OF)
BN (large benches in this league): happ, 54 buck steak
IR: t.anderson (stashed after somebody dropped him, only 5 IR’s here)
SP: voth (yes he’s better than almost any FA SP’s), cobb, berrios, fried, carrasco, d-petes (NYM), javier (somebody hilariously dropped him early in year, still clearly was going to start at some point), suarez, falter, roansy, minor (SON loves it, streamer i added just now with lauer out)
IR: lauer, j.gray (TEX), eovaldi, b.garrett
NA (1): l.varland (can’t think of anybody else that might be up to stash, and MIN needs SP’s badly, be pretty silly if he doesn’t come back up).

RP’s, all can be played daily (unless i have a whole bunch of SP’s at same time). saves only here. puk, schreiber, whitlock, kimbrel, doval, floro. as can see i tend to beat opp’s to new closers (could drop puk for barnes to completely lock up BOS now that it went schreiber/whitlock/barnes tonight)

somebody for some crazy reason dropped the easily best hitter of the last 14 and 30 days (for this league’s player rater for our settings anyway) the cycle man (meneses, and why has nobody come up with that joke with his name being that similar). drop naylor or somebody else hitter for him? holding waivers (5th) in redraft leagues with playoffs starting tomorrow seems silly.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

i could drop whitlock for barnes. meanwhile j.gray TEX and b.garrett were very suddenly with no notice announced as the starters for the late double header game. odd as usually when SP’s are back that stuff is noted earlier. i won’t get either’s today stats but did just now drop voth for j.gray. garrett we got no idea if he goes to minors, bullpen or 6th SP spot so i’ll likely either drop minor for him after today or garrett himself and keep minor’s as the stream spot.

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

different league, NL only with saves and holds but separate. sera anthony back, need to drop either l.garcia (SD, not aurelio o’reallyo HOU, and not the 2 MI’s on WAS/PHI) or alvarado (who’s been VERY good this year, don’t let the ERA fool ya). issue is lately l.garcia is 3rd behind nick gonz and hader, but with sera anthony back alvarado also at best 3rd behind k-rob and him.

have: k-rob (i actually loved that trade to PHI, as i have both PHI guys and wanted more holds/less saves), helsley, l.garcia, alvarado

John
John
17 days ago

Grey,

I still have Franco on the IL so I’d have to drop one of the following to make room for him on my roster. My options are: Nate Lowe, Renfroe, Carroll, Dean Kreme (I picked up Kremer after reading the article posted here and was going to use him for his next two, seemingly easy starts) as well as Jose Suarez for his matchup against CLE. Do I drop any of these guys or do I keep Wander on the IL and wait for him to reinjure his surgically repaired wrist? Haha. Grazie.

Last edited 17 days ago by John
MarvPesos
MarvPesos
17 days ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming).

Made it through week 1, overall numbers we’re good (not great AVG).

1)    Thinking of dropping one of the prospects to grab E. Escobar to play my 3B spot while hot, leaning towards Casas. ROS vs potential keeper next next year, would you rank them: G. Henderson, J. Jung, T. Casas ? I’d probably only keep just one of them anyway, or maybe two (as my final keepers). A. Garcia faces a bunch of Lefties this week so an extra bat may not be that bad to swap in and out.

2)    I think my pitching should do well this week but not many 2 -starts so relying on numbers, I could also pick up one of J. Suarez (@CLE) or H. Brown (@DET) for their starts week.

WIRE

BAT – E. Escobar, E. Andrus, L. Thomas, AJ Pollock, J. Meneses, S. Brown, J. Fraley, TJ. Friedl, J. Miranda,

RP –J. Leclerc, P. Fairbanks,  J. Schreiber,A. Diaz, R. Montero, J. Adam

My Team:
C – S. Murphy
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – M. Betts
3B – J. Jung
SS – C. Seager
CI – R. Tellez
MI – J. India
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – R. Greene
RF – A. Garcia
Util – C. Yelich
BN – T. Casas
BN – G. Henderson
IL – T. Stephenson *IL60

SP – Aaron Nola
SP – L. McCullers Jr.
SP – M. Fried
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – Ed. Cabrera
P – J. Urquidy
BN – C. Javier
BN – M. Wacha
BN – M. Kopech
BN – G. Kirby
IL – L. Severino *IL60

Marv

Kas
Kas
17 days ago

Morning Grey,

Playoff time! Would you start Cobb tonight home vs Atlanta?

VinWins
VinWins
17 days ago

You have “homer” instead of “steal” in the Bubba blurb.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
17 days ago

Grey!

I have been doing Fantasy Sports for 10+ years. I don’t think I’ve ever had a situation like I had in my Keeper league and I wanted to share the glory, lol.

I was in 4th, 5 out of 1st. The tightest I’ve ever seen a race. Pretty much 12 games between 1-7. I was all but a shoe in.

I was going against the 1st place team, perfect. Nothing to lose. If I go 8-3-1 or better which is not an easy feat I get 1st or 2nd.

It’s a 74 Max Acq and believe it or not my opponent used all of his Drop/Adds. He can’t stream

Going into Sunday I’m up 8-3-1. I bench all my lighters because I have 5 of 6 categories locked up. He ends up taking another pitching Category so I go 4-2.

It comes down to the Cubs/Giants game. He overtakes me in AVG by .001. I have Suzuki and he has Happ.

I’m watching the play by play. Suzuki is 0-3 and Happ is 0-3. I’m up 1 run, down 1 he, up .22 in OPS and up 1 SB.

I said “PLEASE get a hit Suzuki.” Please. I see the score go from 4-1 to 4-2. Happ goes 0-4 and I end up going from 8-4 to 9-2-1 and on the last AB of the season I took 2nd place and get the first round Bye!!

W O W!!! Have you EVER seen anything like that? What hurt more is that I benched Rowdy Tellez, but I guess when the tension is high and you end up winning it’s all that much more satisfying, LOL.

The only thing is I tied 1st and won the season series so I don’t get how I didn’t get 1st but whatever. Lol.

Good luck Grey and everyone and I’ll ask questions for the Semifinals AND Finals. Confidence my friend, confidence. Hah.

Thanks !!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Thanks Grey!

You know me, I never rant and I never ask TOO many questions, but I figured you’d like that one because I’ve never heard of anything like it. Lol. When Suzuki hit that HR I really couldn’t believe it lol.

Good luck and thank you!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
17 days ago

Oh, and I re read what I wrote. Lighter means pitcher and I never mentioned Suzuki hit a HR but I’m sure you got the point LOL.

Keep up the great work and help us all win another year of Championships!!