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

Max Meyer has got *palms out, fanning them out in the shape of a rainbow* flash, kid! He’s got a 11+ K/9 in the minors and pinpoint control! Max Meyer has got *palms out, fanning them out in the shape of a rainbow* pizzazz, kid! He’s only six-feet-tall, but he’s got the heart of a gorilla that just took one in the keister for a little kid! Max Meyer *palms out, fanning them out in the shape of a rainbow* is the future, kid! He’s got only two pitches, but, boy, do they sing! Like Ethel Merman in a too-tight brassiere! Max Meyer is *palms out, fanning them out in the shape of a rainbow* stuck behind Elieser Hernandez? C’mon, anyone believe Max Meyer can’t get out from under that cloud of mediocre? He will be called up any day now and, when he is, he could be as good as the Marlins’ 2nd best pitcher, and, for those slow on the uptake, the Marlins have four great pitchers. If you missed out on George Kirby, then Max Meyer is your man. He’s got panache, and I’m not just saying that because I’m pretending to be his agent in 1950. Fix him up with a dame for photos! No one likes a bachelor, see! They wanna imagine themselves with him! In Prospect Itch’s top 25 starting pitcher prospects, Meyer’s been said to have a shot at being an ace-level asset. See, he’s got zing! Also, Prospect Hobbs just gave you his Max Meyer fantasy. We are full-court pressing Meyer, and that’s no bologna! Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Jonah Heim – Get him to the Greek! Greek is what I call my catcher slot because it’s the last thing I want to fill.

MJ MelendezRoyals are working Melendez into the lineup any way they can, which bodes well for his future playing time, and at-bats. Plus, unlike some other well-known MJ’s, this one can hit.

Adley Rutschman – Some rumors that he could be called up any day now, so if you’re in a position to stash him, then do it now.

Josh Naylor – Just gave you my Josh Naylor fantasy. It was written why listening to the new Kendrick Lamar, and saying it’s for the culture.

Juan Yepez – This made me chuckle. In RCL leagues, Yepez is rostered in 93% of leagues, and 10% in ESPN. A light chuckle, not a full-throated cackle. Naylor’s in 100% in RCL leagues, and in 13% of ESPN leagues. Does that mean 90% of ESPN leagues have been abandoned already? No, maybe around 85% of their leagues.

Christian Walker – Someone the other day mentioned Christian Walker’s Statcast page. He does look better than he’s looked in the past. Launch Angle up, but not absurd and he’s making much better contact. Don’t think this is some kind of breakout, but it’s good to see vs. just clearly a guy overperforming. Speaking of Statcast:

Brandon Drury – Is this hot schmotato anything more than a guy who happens to be hitting well? No, but let me ask you this: Who cares? He’s hitting, grab him.

Nolan Gorman – With DeJong being demoted like a limo driver that only carries whole grain mustard, Gorman could be called up at any time. Honestly, not sure what the Cards are waiting for.

Andres Gimenez – Been solid, endgame MI, but — and that but follows me everywhere I go — I wish he’d steal more bags. I can find counting stats and the occasional homer, a guy who could steal 25 bags but only steals 12 leaves a stale taste in the chompers arena. Chompers arena is what I call my mouth, deal with it!

Mauricio Dubon – Is it me or do the Giants make superstars into the least likely castoffs from other teams, but can’t develop any prospects? (It’s not me.)

Royce Lewis – True story, I went to look at the 7-day Player Rater for shortstops, and found literally zero guys to recommend. So, this is more, is Correa going to be out longer than expected? Then great! (Not for him.)

Jose Iglesias – He has zero power, zero speed, but he might hit .300 this year. “Hey, Jose Iglesias, excuse me, Nick Madrigal called about a trademark infringement, and he has Luis Arraez on the line too. Are you available to take the call?”

Alec Bohm – Meh, let’s not spend too much time here, since ESPN says he’s not rostered in 50% of leagues, but I doubt that’s true.

Maikel Franco – The predicted-by-Donkey-Teeth-four-years-ago MVP year from Maikel Franco might finally be here! Or he had a slightly better than mediocre month. Hard to say!

Colin Moran – It’s hard to know if it’s worse to be abandoned by the Pirates, or not. It’s not like the Pirates have great scouting, or front office, or organizational management–Okay, they don’t have much, but what a lovely park.

Manuel Margot – On pace for a 15/30, .280/.380 season. Oh, boy, that’s gonna trigger Mr. Prorater, isn’t it? “Michelangelo could’ve painted three more Sistine Chapels, if he wasn’t always distracted by getting his cheeks pinched by Italian women.” That’s very nice, Mr. Prorater.

Yadiel Hernandez – The good news is this Cuban raftee is finally clicking as a 34-year-old. The really good news is Jose Barrero still has hope. The bad news is he’ll have to wait another ten years. The guessing-at-something news is you didn’t expect to read about Jose Barrero today!

Alek Thomas – As I said the other day, “Our hitter prospect projections are pretty favorable for Al Tom, and you can kinda see why when you look at his profile. Speed/power and great contact — yes, please and thank you. He was on Prospect Itch’s top 100 prospects for 2022 fantasy, and he called him a 15/15/.280 type, but upside, my lovelies, upside.” And that’s me quoting me and linking to Itch!

Ramon Laureano – Wonder if he stands in a hall of mirrors and starts singing The Ramones. These are the kind of thoughts I deal with, regularly.

Ben Gamel – You have to pick him up, because Mat Gamel sacrificed himself so Ben could thrive. Do it for Mat Gamel! Who is Mat Gamel? Uh, his brother. Pick up the crumbs I am laying down, son!

Jack Suwinski – Hopefully he gets a banner outside the stadium soon, like these that honor other great Pirates players like Anthony Banda.

(That is so freakin’ funny to me. Imagine celebrating Anthony Banda. I guess you can’t raise a banner that reads: Service Time Manipulation.)

Tommy Pham – Feels similar to Bohm in that Pham’s gotta be rostered in most leagues. From Pham to Bohm: Guys that Make You Go Hm.

Vidal Brujan – Wish Brujan was on a team that would play him, but then he wouldn’t be developed by the Rays, so he’d suck. Ugh, that’s a Catch-22…Oh no, a bobble! That’s an E-22!

Jon Gray – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to roadside assistance.

Yusei Kikuchi – This is also a Streamonator call. “I’m on I-95 by the Ho-Ho-Kus Overpass. Could you send someone out with some time to chat?”

Dylan Floro – Reminds me of one of my favorite Italian rappers, Parme$an and his song, “From the Window to the Floro.” He should be getting saves in Miami for at least a few months until he’s traded in July, but he had a very inauspicious beginning to his season, so he might get all the saves, or none. Bullpens, man.

Dany Jimenez – One of the more puzzling developments this season is Dany Jimenez getting saves. Not that he’s not solid, but the A’s desperately want to trade Lou Trivino, so you’d think they’d want to build up his value. Maybe by not pitching Lou Trivino it’s the best way to build up his value, since he is Lou Trivino.

Brooks Raley – I said I would give you a middle reliever to grab, in addition to the closers, but I’m not sure what Brooks Raley is. Closer? Middle reliever? The kid in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Penn Murfee – His name cracks me up. It sounds like a Martin Short character. Who spells Murphy as Murfee? Was his family collectively dropped on their head? Anyhoo! He’s yet another lights-out Mariners’ middle reeleefer.

SELL

Starling Marte – Incredibly, he has the worst exit velocity among everyday hitters in baseball. I’m shocked he’s even got the worst average exit velocity on the Mets, considering they have James McCann. For what it’s Cronenworth, McCann’s ranked 160th in the league, or around the middle, and Starling Marte is ranked numero worsto. Jed Lowrie’s hitting the ball better; David Fletcher is hitting it harder; Whit Merrifield has been better–Okay, literally everyone. I’ve never seen someone’s Statcast look this bad. This makes Ozark’s final season Statcast page look like Giancarlo compared to Marte. You thought Lindor’s previous season was bad? Marte might one-up one-down that. Wouldn’t trade him for another true crime podcast where they just read off the serial killer’s Wikipedia page, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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Luvdarooks
3 months ago

6×6 QS and net wins
Baz or Meyer for 2023?

J C
J C
4 months ago

Bader or Happ?

J C
J C
4 months ago

In third place, 12 teamer h2h. My team walks and strikes out a lot ( both are categories – ten hitting cats, nine pitching) but I lack power which seems unusual. Saves and holds are separate cats.
Here is the team with WW options below.
C- Stephenson
CI- Freeman, Moose, Tellez
MI- Polanco, Lindor, France
OF- play 5… Acuna, Robert, JulRod, Vaughn, Joe or Happ
Util- Yepez
SP- Montas, Cease, McClan, L Garcia, Kershaw, Merrill, Taillon/streamer spot
RP- Hader, E Diaz, Holmes
WW: Yandy, Adolis, Jace, Alek, Eugenio
Lorenzen, Quintana, Neris, Minter, Mayza

What changes would you make?

Michael B
Michael B
4 months ago
  1. someone offered me Mark Canha and Hunter Greene for Luis Urias

2. Someone also offered just Gleyber Torres or Dylan Carlson for him.

would your take any of these for Luis Urias

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 months ago

What’s good Grey? My Cougs and I just sold our house, quit our jobs, and moved further north. Appreciate all the articles, but hope you and Cougs are good.

CJ Abrams or Royce Lewis in a 12-team keeper league?

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Slimcompoop
4 months ago

abrams if you keep a large amount. have no idea on how many.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 months ago

Appreciate the feedback. Each team only gets to keep 6 a year.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Slimcompoop
4 months ago

oh yeah if keeping only 6 it’s very likely you wouldn’t be keeping either of these anyway, thus whoever’s got more this year value (specifically now as lewis does now not abrams) becomes paramount. if/when lewis gets sent down whenever correa’s back i’d assume without stash slots he’ll be a drop too (if limited stash spots and abrams is currently in it i’d still want him in a vacuum for upside when lewis is sent down later)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 months ago

either of joc or naquin over jesus sanchez in 14 teamer h2h OPS/hits/total bases added

beastdog
beastdog
4 months ago

Hey Grey…what do you think about this trade that has been manipulated several times today, in 5X5 Yahoo ….A)Judge/Stanton/Josh Bell for B) Ohtani(DH)/Trea Turner/Alcantara(SP) …I would like to sell high on Bell and Im currently leading in HR RBI and SB but down in Avg and Wins…your site trade analyzer calls it a landslide for the 2nd group but another site calls if for group A

cable
cable
4 months ago

12 team redraft …my SPing staff..start 5 per week……would you trade Alcantara for Bregman
Alcantara
Burnes
Manaoah
McClanahan
Severino
Bieber
Kopech
Rasmussen
K Wright

aardvark
aardvark
4 months ago

Stash Meyer or pick up ranger Suarez?

Brett
Brett
4 months ago

For holds and ratios king or helsley? Thanks

VinWins
VinWins
4 months ago

I did something right! Picked up Greene on a bunch of teams this morning. Wish they had pulled him after 7, but I guess with the way their season is going, they needed to go for it.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

What are your thoughts on the Angels Chase Silseth? He is available. I just picked up Grayson Rodriquez (Baltimore).

The following is my pitching staff:

Corbin Burnes
Pablo Lobez
Freddy Peralta
Mike Mikolas
Merrill Kelly
Mike Clevinger
Cristian Javier
Tyler Anderson
Dane Dunning
Paul Blackburn
Grayson Rodriquez.

What would you do?

Thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks. I then shall then pass on Chase Silseth.

Cohen
Cohen
4 months ago

Start Nola at Dodgers?

Mczero
Mczero
4 months ago

Would you drop Murphy at catcher and pick either Kirk or Heim?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 months ago

Also, Do i start today:

Ray @ NYM
Woodruff @ MIA (He has looked horrible on the road this yeara0
Verlander @ WAS (No brainer must start)

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

k thanks as always

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 months ago

Grey,

Would you drop Elias Diaz for one of these catchers:

William Contreras ATL
Yady Molina STL
Austin Barnes LAD

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

ok thanks as always

J C
J C
4 months ago

The Bot loving Montas’ vs Angels. Scary matchup to me with those power left handed bats.
Quintana ok to start at home vs Reds?

Gotime
Gotime
4 months ago

One more keeper question this hurts to ask but give up $66 Acuna for $5 Witt Jr. and $3 Rodon or hold? Prices go up $2 annually, points league that scores -AB,Hits,XBH,HR,SB,-CS and IP,-Hits,Ks,-BB -HRs

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

Grey!

Hope the weekend has been good so far.

Luzardo hits the IL and just as everyone expected, Lewin Diaz is brought up as the hottest prospect in the Marlins organization. No one is hyped more than Diaz!

I was offered an intriguing trade in my shallow 10 team 5×5: my T Anderson for his Albies and Rhys Hoskins. I like it, but I have no clue who to drop.

Varsho
Vlad
L Urias
Devers
T Anderson
J Bell
Straw
Acuña
Suzuki
Rowdy
Teo
Franimal

Kirby
Ray
Kneble
Jansen
Wright
Cease
Kopech
Manaea
Berrios
Cobb

IL
Luzardo
Lynn

There are a few SS options on the WW:
B Crawford
Estrada
Gimenez
B Rodgers
Or I keep Urias there.

Whatchoo think?

Thank you as always,

-IANASM

Last edited 4 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks, who’s the drop?
You like any of the WW SS over Urias?

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

Sorry if I was confusing… I wouldn’t have a SS when I trade away TA. Urias currently my 2B… could be my SS but I have to drop someone to accept the trade (2 for 1)

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

I was afraid you were gonna say that. Painful, but I agree it’s probably the best move. Thanks for all of the help.

How bout Wright so far btw! Gettum, kid!

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

Ahh yes, just as the good Manfred intended. When I can’t watch due to being blessed with blackouts or buffoonery like this, I navigate to mlb66 dot com. Recommend if you haven’t seen it yet.

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

*Points to head*

Although I don’t know the longevity of a site like that. I am sure MLB will try to get it shut down at some point

Last edited 4 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

That site is amazing. Works in NZ! Watch out for ad pop-ups though *gritted teeth emoji*

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
4 months ago

Which side ROS in a QS league –

Fried or Verlander?

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Got another one for you…I have Freeman and just got an offer from a Dodger fan wants to give me Devers for him. Both offenses are struggling. Which side do you like?

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
Reply to  Ban the Shift
4 months ago

I’m conflicted on this one

Saint
Saint
4 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS 3OF Daily Redraft

I currently roster Teoscar, Castellanos, Ward, B. Lowe, and O’Neill with OF eligibility. Obviously you are aware O’Neill has now sat 3 of his last 6 games. Should I bench and hold until he figures it out or grab one of the following:

Renfroe, Marsh, Y. Hernandez, NimmO

Thank you

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Saint
4 months ago

Please also add A. Thomas

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Just to clarify, hold and grab Renfroe or drop and grab?

I can drop a back end SP such as Kikuchi or T. Anderson as well.

Thanks again for helping me!

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Saint
4 months ago

Sorry, hold and grab. My bad

John Lettiere
John Lettiere
4 months ago

Hoskins or Rendon ros OPS league

The Great Knoche
4 months ago

Hey boss, any concerns on Urias and his K rate? I just got offered what is essentially Urias and Altuve for Kirby and Adam Frazier in a dynasty. Love Kirby but this seems no brainer, making sure I’m not missing something.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thanks glad not just me. I’m making deal if I don’t hear anything on him today. It’s ten team so I can always stream that spot if he tanks and Altuve big upgrade.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 months ago

If Harper is the example, I’m kind of hoping that all of my players develop a slight tear in their UCL.

three homers in three days… I kind of don’t want him to get that injection

John Lettiere
John Lettiere
Reply to  Lucky Dog
4 months ago

me either, let him DH all year. Now what? he plays the field and tears it even more trying to throw someone out? Phils are idiots if they screw with him now

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  John Lettiere
4 months ago

They’re gonna keep him at DH for “at least” 4 weeks after the injection, and then presumably take another MRI.

Gotime
Gotime
4 months ago

Keeper H2H points league that scores -AB, Hits, XBH, HR, SB, -CS
You buying Adolis Garcia at $3 or hold to see if he comes around first.

Bad pun
Bad pun
4 months ago

My hitters are killing me ( weekly head to head 12 teams)

S. Murphy
L. Gurriel
Cronenworth
Lindor
Arenado
Jesus Sanchez
Bellinger
Brantley
Nimmo
Reynolds
Donaldson
Kike Hernandez
IL Eloy Jiminez

(C 1 2 ss 3 of of of of u u)

Who do I flick like a booger? Who do you trade off? Who is just suffering dead balls?
Patience, or scorched earth?

Corey
Corey
4 months ago

Muncy or France ROS? Player Rater says Muncy but I’m (ten mile long ellipsis) skeptical.

VinWins
VinWins
4 months ago

Padres – Braves 8:35 PT Sunday morning!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
4 months ago

Next week? EdRod @Tampa or Trevor Rogers home against Atlanta? Thank you.

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
4 months ago

Yepez or Moose at CI?

Bench spot choice? Kelenic or Kirilloff? Or just drop both?

Thanks!

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
4 months ago

You starting JoMo @Chw in 12 teamers?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I got scared when I saw how top of that lineup has hit lefties so far. Didn’t give you enough time to answer so I looked at my wwgd (what would grey do) wristband and started him

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 months ago

Morton might actually be back. 9 k’s in 6 for a QS – naturally I have both Morton & Manaea. Nice double start but not holding my breath for a W.

183414
183414
Reply to  Lucky Dog
4 months ago

Thing is, you can’t hold your breath. But I’d take a great double start every day of the week.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  183414
4 months ago

Yeah, helped in every cat except W. 21 K’s between them was solid.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 months ago

1 more for ya…Grichuk not playing again today. He droppable in a 12-team league?

Many thanks!

Mr. H
Mr. H
4 months ago

Would you rather have Kyle Lewis rest of season over Tellez or Naylor?

Jordan
Jordan
4 months ago

Hey Grey I’m In a keeper league and unfortunately I kept semien and now I hate my life idk what to do with him. Should I just give him away? Drop him, hold?Bench him forever and pray he gets better. I feel really bad just dropping him but i feel out of luck.

My team
Grandal ,
josh Bell,
Semien,
Rendon
Torres
Tim Anderson
Ke. Hayes
Harper, Betts, Benintendi, McNeil,Baez , Marsh
Bench/il- gorman,rutschman, Naylor, Kris bryant

Thanks for any advise. I sent out like a bunch of trades and no bites.

Jordan
Jordan
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

I’m in a 10 man league people very set on their players. maybe winker is only team I have found open to trading. But at that point not sure if it’s better to sit on him.

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
4 months ago

I have Stephenson and Jansen in a 2 catcher 5×5 roto league. I’ve been stashing Adley. Jansen was on fire last month of last season and got off to a great start this season before going on the IL. I wonder if he’s a different hitter going for more power and higher average. He was activated today so i need to make a choice. Between Adley and Jansen who do you like?

183414
183414
Reply to  Ban the Shift
4 months ago

Can’t imagine Adley is available anywhere.

Crazy J
Crazy J
4 months ago

Thank you for your Taylor Rogers ranking this season! …and thank the FBO for the trade!!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
4 months ago

Just wondering, is it time to sell on Lou Trivino? Dude has been dogshit all season.

J C
J C
4 months ago

Is Donovan a consideration for 3B in a 22 teamer..,other options are Moose or
Yandy,

J C
J C
Reply to  J C
4 months ago

12 teamer

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
4 months ago

I’m in a 5×5 roto redraft that uses QS. Lauer has looked awesome and all the underlying metrics support what he’s done to date. Added velocity has remained constant and looks to be sustainable.

Question- for K, QS, ratios in my type of league would you take Lauer or Fried? Lauer also plays in a more favorable division with weaker opponents.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Glad Inasked, but I was 99.99% certain you would take Fried over Lauer.

183414
183414
Reply to  Perfect Game
4 months ago

I think 99% of fantasy players would take Fried.

J C
J C
4 months ago

Donaldson Owners:
You are welcome! Last Sunday I traded him away for Adolis. I would change my name to Not A Smart Man but I believe it has been taken.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  J C
4 months ago

I think someone did indeed claim that name but I can’t remember who.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  J C
4 months ago

You really have to take your stupidity to new depths to get to where I currently am – curled up in the fetal position and 5th place in my league. Keep at it!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

I have Will Smith as my only catcher. As you know, he has missed 11 games this season. I think I should get a backup.

One option is pick up the Dodgers Austin Barnes. Therefore the following are available:

Austin Barns
Jonah Heim
Mike Zunino
William Contreras
Ryan Jeffers

Who would you start?

Thanks again for all your help!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

thank you!

183414
183414
Reply to  martinrostoker
4 months ago

Heim

Cohen
Cohen
4 months ago

Brendon Rodgers or Royce Lewis?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. Is it time to waive Starling Marte?

2. If the answer to question one, would you pick up Ben Gamel of the Pirates?

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

That idea is a great idea. I will look into it. Do you think that he has trade value?

Thanks!

chris pierce
chris pierce
4 months ago

Grey 5*5 OBP 5*5 QS K/9
10 team keeper
Guys available waiver
Nimmo – wish he would steal
MAteo – feels like Vidal type player
Bader
Wong
B Rodgers (decent two weeks)
Pham (reds only play 5 games this week)
Moose

Suzuki hasn’t players (ankle)
O’Neil hasn’t done much
Gorman strikes out a lot triple A I imagine that be really bad vs MLB pitcher
Brujun don’t have a position

Stephenson
Freeman
Wong (dropped)for brujun
Arenado
Gimenez
Teoscar
O’Neil
Suzuki
Ward – U

Bench
Gorman
Torres
Story
Marte k
Lewis Dl
Vaughn
India IL
Naylor Covid IL

Don’t think I can drop anyone from
My staff.

Starters
Bieber
Nola
Ray
Gilbert
Cortes
Wright
Skubul
Kopech
Lauer
Doval RP
Baz IL

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. I was leaning to start Oakland’s Blackburn home against the the Angels. Do you agree?

2. I was going to start Cristian Javier of Houston at Washington. Do you agree?

Thanks!!!

Have a great weekend!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Thank you!

Jon
Jon
4 months ago

I want to add a MI. You like Kim, Crawford, Flores, or Espinal?

VinWins
VinWins
4 months ago

The Astros read your post and bought Dubon!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

But watch out for this Papierski fella!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

HA

buddens126
buddens126
4 months ago

Which one are you taking
A. Riley, polanco, manaea
B. Xander, Arozarena, Cease

Last edited 4 months ago by buddens126
buddens126
buddens126
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Appreciate the replies as always! Yea i was leaning keeping cease xander and randy but I think i may accept for the reason im running rowdy and neuse at first and second. I can slot in riley at first polanco at 2nd and jeremy pena at short. I like cease alot more than manaea though but idk if i have much of a choice this may benefit my team in the long run. What do you think of my thought process with this trade?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 months ago

Grey,

I need your help (yet again). With Altuve getting hurt and getting day off today, I moved Mookie to 2nd for at least today, and put Witt back into the starting lineup in Colorado. My question is this. Maybe its time to bring Royce Lewis back up. who should I drop hitter wise, and get into the starting lineup:
these are my starting hitters today and my bench:

Realmuto
Freeman
Betts
J-ram
Bichette
J-Rod
Trout
Ohtani
Vlad
Bregman
Witt
Margot
Mullins
Robert
Tucker
Alvarez

Bench:
“Walk With” Elias Diaz
Altuve (injured and should be back tomorrow)
Espinal
Gamel
Reynolds

So who gets cut, and who gets benched for Lewis? Thanks as always.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

ok but how do i get Lewis in the starting lineup? Who sits?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

will smith RP/ATL or one of these

Anthony Bass MIA
Trevor Gott MIL
Chad Green NYY
Tyler Kinley COL

or hold?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

if I were to drop Smith who should I pick up? I am leaning towards Gott.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

ok dropping will Smith for Gott
THanks again.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

He has not been the same since they signed Kenley to be the closer.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 months ago

Happy National Buttermilk Biscuit Day! Add some sausage gravy and it’s the breakfast of champions!!

Need some streamer today/ tomorrow. Who do you like best?

Today:
Devin Smeltzer (MIN) v. CLE
G. Otto (TEX) v. BOS
J. Junis (SF) @ STL
Z. Thompson (PIT) v. CIN
D. Hudson (STL) v. SF

Tomorrow:
E. Hernandez (MIA) v. MIL
H. Greene (CIN) @ PIT

Also, could use some help at HR & SB; would you drop Miranda &/or Torkelson for any of the following:

Gallo
Y. Gurriel
Mateo
Swanson
Royce Lewis

Thanks in advance!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

You’re the best!

Thanks again

fausto
fausto
4 months ago

Started digging on Matt Olsons fangraphs page and it’s a little scary. I’m blaming ATL hitting coaches, and deadball, but mostly coaches.

-HR/FB -10%(9% lower than last yr and lowest of career…ok, deadball)

*Pull% = 32.3% (markedly lowest of career 8% lower than 2021)
*Cent% = 44.1(highest of career up 10% from 2021 and 11% for his career)
*Oppo% = 23.7(about his avg)

-Soft Contact is down 1% but Hard is up 2%

The scary?ish part
*FB% is 32.3 (DOWN 12% from 2021)
*LD% is 20.4 (UP 4% from 2021)
*GB% 47.3% (UP 8% from 2021 and UP 16% from 2019!!! (purposely skipped 2020 bc it was covid yr)
And the GB% would be his highest ever.

-Exit velo is his norm 92.0

-Barrel%=10.8( DOWN 2% from his avg)

REALLY SCARY PART. His Launch Angle is YandyDiaz%.

– 2022 Launch Angle = 9.8
– 2021 Launch Angle =16.2
– Career LA = 17.4

In summation it seems to me the Braves bought a Tank and want to drive it like the Cadillac that they just sold. Or he changed his swing Or it’s still May.
Going to keep digging but I’m selling on June 14th, IF hes still being outhit, out-produced and out-homered by Ben Gamel and of course my BABIP boi Andres Gimenez, the starting SS on my 1st place (by 27 points) RCL team lol.

(feel free to use any of this for next fridays sell, so I can at least have some company with my misery…)
cheers!.

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Launch angles have been down significantly for a lot of power hitters – Olson, Vlad, Devers, Riley….it’s a pandemic. I wonder why that is. I don’t think they changed their swing paths. New ball maybe?

183414
183414
Reply to  Ban the Shift
4 months ago

It’s all on Manfred.

183414
183414
Reply to  fausto
4 months ago

You’re not really blaming the hitting coach.

183414
183414
Reply to  fausto
4 months ago

You’re not really blaming the hitting coach.
Try blaming Manfred. He’s ruined the game !

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
4 months ago

Looking to buy Cease. His owner is heavy on SP and light on RP in a Sv+Hold league. My SP roster is Ray, Peralta, Bassit, Nestor, and Kirby. One of the last 3 with Tyler Rogers for Cease. Which would you send as most fair offer? Thanks, Grey!

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Well they are a perennial lower tier finisher but they are carrying 7 with one on the IL and only 2 RP so I figure I try to keep their roster construction steady and get them another RP lol

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 months ago

Happy National Buttermilk Biscuit Day! Add some sausage gravy and you got the breakfast of champions!!

Need some streamer today/ tomorrow. Who do you like best?

Today:
Bundy (MIN) v. CLE
G. Otto (TEX) v. BOS
J. Junis (SF) @ STL
Z. Thompson (PIT) v. CIN
D. Hudson (STL) v. SF

Tomorrow:
E. Hernandez (MIA) v. MIL
H. Greene (CIN) @ PIT

Thanks in advance!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Time flies!

Thanks again, apologies for the double post (damn iPhone) & I could also use some help at HR & SB; would you drop Miranda &/or Torkelson for any of the following:

Gallo
Y. Gurriel
Mateo
Swanson
Royce Lewis

ellis
ellis
4 months ago

My Hoskins for his Hosmer, a Bob and Doug influenced trade, what do you think, thanks!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  ellis
4 months ago

Or should I just pick up Justin Turner as a free agent and drop Winker

ellis
ellis
Reply to  ellis
4 months ago

Different way of asking: please rate JTurner Hoskins Hosmer ROS, thank you!

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
4 months ago

1) I’m pretty desperate for saves. Which Red Sox reliever would you go with? All are available.

2) Raley over Bautista now that Lopez is back?

fausto
fausto
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
4 months ago

1. Dark Horse Strahm.
2. Raley

Michael McMorrow
Michael McMorrow
4 months ago

Gandalf the Grey,

What the ^#$% are the Royals doing?? They call up MJ, he hits fine, and they’ve sat him the last three straight games.

I’m comfortably in first, many thanks to you and the Razzball team, but I’m antsy. Gio just went on the COVID list, so I stashed him on the IL and picked up Brock Burke (SV+HLD league, and I can stick in an SP slot). When Gio comes off the list, who’s the drop among Burke, MJ, Miranda, and (I hate to say it) Lourdes Gurriel?

2ndCitySox
2ndCitySox
4 months ago

Michael Conforto is not only still owned in 40% of ESPN league, he’s starting in 33% of them

Skubby Doo
Skubby Doo
4 months ago

Heim Melendez and Rutschman all available in my league, which would you rather have ROS? (OBP/SLG)

(Don’t mind the empty C slot waiting for Adleys call up)

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
4 months ago

Adley

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
4 months ago

Detroit pulled Soto in 9th (2-run Save situation) with one out (2 HB and 1 walk). Until then, I assumed Soto was a solid (albeit mediocre) closer and that Detroit was decent. I now realize Detroit is bad.

Should I drop Soto for Deny Jimenez?

Last edited 4 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 months ago

hehehe, you’re gonna have matlock’s estate after you after mixing up matlock, that early c.rock broke dude and then making it even darker/specific to an old man having gambled away his large savings of his entire family. this is easily one of best of the cartoon skits.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
4 months ago

wow, do other teams have like their 5th or something most leveraged RP get billboards or does that seem fairly rare? roansy’s gonna get a statue then (or should anyway) after like his 3rd start or so this year (which’ll be around july 23rd…)

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
4 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

1) Please rank these SP – Nola, Wright, Clevinger, Montas

2) Drop the last ranked guy for Meyers?

3) Mouse with 2 HR today, For ROS – Gold or Pyrite?

As always, big THANKS

ps – Have a great weekend!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
Reply to  Surfer Dude
4 months ago
  • 2) Max Meyer
J C
J C
4 months ago

Of these four, please pick two to keep on my squad:
Yepez, Happ, Adolis, Vaughn

jdRed5
jdRed5
4 months ago

What order would you prioritize these dropped pitchers, and would you bid aggressively for any of them?
Hendricks, Morton, DeScliafani
Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
4 months ago

The Moose is loose!

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
4 months ago

Woodruff has been awful in away games. Would you start him tomorrow against the fish at Miami?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
4 months ago

Albies hitting 6th…behind D’Arnaud! (Head shake emoji here)

frankgrimes
frankgrimes