Yesterday, Michael Conforto went 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homer, and, like, his 43rd homer in the last month (9 homers since the break). Men, dudes, bros, youse, five lady readers, Goofusses and Gallants, Cousin Sweatpants, my peeps from another Easter basket! Conforto gets scorching hot for these month-long stretches that makes you think he could put it together for a whole year one of these days, um, years. He’s the third Met player in history with 100+ homers before the age of 27. The other two are Darryl Strawberry and David Wright. The three of them all stayed at a Howard Johnson in the offseason. HoJo puts on a team-building seminar on his back patio and provides snacks, and Lenny Dykstra works the valet. Conforto’s in-Confort-ible! *screams for 10 minutes* Okay. I’m back. If you look at Conforto’s peripherals he really is more this post-All-Star break hitter, and less the one that struggled for the previous six weeks prior to this. Hopefully, Conforto stays in-Conforto-ible for the rest of this year and into 2020. I can see it now! (Only another 18 months of bad 2020 puns.)  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 37th homer, 3rd homer in three games, totally decimated value since the Home Run Derby, it’s really ruined him, a shame, isn’t it? Albombso!

Jeff McNeil – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, and his 5th homer in ten days.  So, here’s an interesting tidbit, when McNeil was first called up last year, I called him a potential Jeff Kent because of the power he exhibited in the minors. I abandoned that as it seemed he abandoned power for batting average. The great thing about batting average guys like him (Votto when younger) is they can hit for power if they choose to.  P to the erhaps, McNeil is doing the choosing.

Steven Matz – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.49. Between Wheeler and Matz for my teams’ pitching recently, everything is coming up Grey!

Miguel Rojas – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. Too bad, so sad. Isan Diaz is the greatest living Marlins hitter and will play every day now.

Brian Anderson – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, and five homers in the last 11 games.  Been schmotato’ing since Mick Jagger’s elementary teacher told me, “It’s ‘I’m unable to get any satisfaction.'”

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-4, 8 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .298. He had 8 homers as of July 1st. If you can prove to me that you picked up Gurriel on July 1st and held him this whole time, I will send you a Razzball t-shirt. No questions asked, except were both your parents witches and did you always know you were a witch. First witch to prove it, in case there’s multiple witches.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 19th homer, hitting .298. Altuve’s found his swing in the 2nd half. It was where he left it by the jungle gym.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-2 and his 25th homer. Wow, the signed liner notes of Yesterday by Lennon-McCartney? So cool, I’m just going to randomly place them by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Zack Godley – Claimed off waivers by the Jays. Was gonna mention this the other day when the DBacks released him, but it isn’t totally fantasy relevant, but now I guess I care less about that. I could see Godley reclaiming some value and being a steal for the Jays. Not this year, of course.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .277. If you were at a Gurriel family reunion at the end of June, and, instead of checking in on Facebook, accidentally just picked up all Gurriels, you are hashtag blessed.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-3 and his 19th homer, hitting .240. I told you he was a hot schmotato yesterday and today I say check out Wednesday Grey’s words of wisdom.

Ken Giles – 1 IP, 2 ER, and the save, ERA at 1.95. Giles looks lit!  As in a dumpster fire. Ken Giles had another rocky outing, but was buoyed by his pitching coach coming out and telling him, “Oooh Giles, things are gonna get easier. Ooh Giles, things’ll get brighter.” I looked at Derek Law as a pickup, saw his stats and made an executive decision to try Justin Shafer again. Yes, it was an executive decision because I am the GM for my fantasy team and I wear a brown, plaid suit when making moves like I’m Bear Bryant.  Speaking of which (awesome segue!), our fantasy football leagues are signing up.

Brendan McKay – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.55. Streamonator loved this start, so let’s see what that meant. It predicted a line of 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks. An extra baserunner, two extra Ks and an earned run; GTFO, Robot Overlords!

Gio Urshela – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer, hitting .319. To think, in the preseason, you could’ve had him for two of Ur-shekelas.

Cameron Maybin – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (7) and legs (7).  Every time I see four hits I naturally assume the player had a cycle. You’ve damaged me, 2019 baseball!

Kyle Higashioka – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer. If you’re not streaming every hitter against the O’s, you’re doing it wrong.

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4 and his 27th homer. Sometimes, I’ll go into my sunken place and imagine owning Mancini and Kepler on as many teams this year as I did last year.

Chris Davis – 0-for-1 and got into a fight with his manager in the dugout. Supposedly, he said, “What do I have to f*cking do to get taken out of the lineup?”

Keston Hiura – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer. He be Keston those balls goodbye!  Just yesterday people were asking about dropping Hiura. So, y’all should be thanking that person.

Joe Ross – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.75. It’s super cool that Fedde and Joe Ross are pitched gems vs. the Giants when Marquez gives up more earned runs than anyone in the history of baseball vs. the Giants. Seriously. I’m happy for them. *places tacks on desk, slams head into tacks*

Anthony Rendon – Removed from the game with a sore toe. This should lead to him sitting out for five games, getting a pinch-hit opportunity, then hitting the IL for two weeks. Lowercase yay!

Ryan Cordell – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 6th homer. He hit a 450-foot blast. That power, I’d love to say, is the reason why I own him in one AL-Only league, but I just needed someone to replace Tyler Naquin. Times be rough in AL-Only leagues.

Ivan Nova – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.80.  He went against the Tigers, who are almost as bad as the M’s.  The Tigers rawr, which is the sound of vomit after looking at their lineup.

Travis Demeritte – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .200. Been meaning to talk about this guy, and, guess what, now we do! He went to the Tigers in the Greene trade, and has big-time power, and a sore neck from watching pitches get to the catcher’s mitt after he swings at them. He’s a Donkey-type:  K, HR, BB and occasional steal. Just cyclops’ing him in mixed leagues, but my shizz is squinting I’m watching so closely.

Martin Perez – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.80. I heard a Rangers’ reporter say ever since Perez starting pulling his socks up hitters have been putting a charge into the ball. See that, quitters do prosper.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in three games, which I know off the top of my head because I stupidly dropped Sano three games ago when he didn’t start, but I still have Marwin on my team like he’s ever been a thing!  Position eligibility ain’t winning you a league, Grey!

Ozzie Albies – 4-for-5, 3 runs, and his 16th and 17th homer, hitting .296.  Sports Contracts-2-Peruse dot org says Albies earned $170 between homers.

Freddie Freeman – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 29th homer, and third homer in three games. Rob Manfred announced Wednesday is National Stick A Dripping-With-Juice Straw In A Baseball Day.

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 29th homer, hitting .293. Tildaddy says he’s got too much on his plate to play with you. Cat’s in the Cradle, Tildaddy!  Cat’s in the Cradle!

Max Fried – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.11. The Braves better win the World Series this year, because next year’s regression to their starters is gonna be insane.

Charlie Culberson – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .333. More like Charlie Chubberson!

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.23. Sonavabench! Honestly, I don’t even know why I benched him. What were you thinking, Monday Grey, you big, dumb, handsome, stupid, sexy Fantasy Master Lothario!

Victor Caratini – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer. Before we high five and grab each other’s butts consensually, the Cubs signed Jonathan Lucroy, but real question, why?

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer.  After the trade of Castellanos, Schwarber’s fantasy value took a hit. Don’t kill the messenger, Joe Buck.

Ian Happ – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in three games. If you were to stack the number of “post”s in front of “hype breakout” for Happ, they would reach the moon.

Dustin May – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.18. The Pigment Dodger is shining bright because everywhere he goes he’s whiter than the next nearest person. He’s also a guy who I spent $600 on in FAAB this past weekend, so let’s get these 40 ace innings!

Alex Reyes – Feeling pain in his pectoral and his season is over for the third straight year. I’d say put him in a bubble, but I care for the future of bubbles. I’m a bubblist.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, hitting .252. OZUNA gleeful when he hits a home run. OZUNA also gleek-ful. OZUNA spittle out of control.

Jack Flaherty – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.72. I think if you were to simulate 1,000 starts of Flaherty vs. the Dodgers, he’d get hit hard in 900 of them.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 21st homer.  Only two shortstops in history have 20+ homers at 20 years old — FTJ and A-Rod.  Fun the jewels!

Anthony Bass – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 3.26, and appears to be the M’s closer. I want you to do an experiment for me. Place your pants marbles on a scale. Now pick up Bass for your team. Have your marbles gotten bigger?

Kyle Seager – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  Could be a light schmotato. Also, how bad is Corey that his Bro Seager is outproducing him?

Zach Plesac – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.13. See what happens when you’re polite?  You said Plesac, and you got it.  His parents should’ve named him, Gimme. Talk about mixed messages! His next start is ugly (vs. Sawx), but I don’t think you can drop him with how well he’s pitching.

Jose Ramirez – 3-for-6, 3 runs and a double slam (15, 16) and legs (23), hitting .245.  Jo-Ram is going to get to a 20/35 season and be the least likely guy who maintained his 2nd round value, if you were polling people in June.

Willie Calhoun – 2-for-3 and his 9th homer, hitting .291. Yes, I love Willie (hehe), but it’s driving me mad that the Rangers don’t play him every day. Free Willie!

Shawn Kelley – Activated from the IL. Rangers have good reason to want Leclerc to close the rest of the year (insane contract), so Kelley’s droppable. By the by, you can’t say Shawn without yawning.  Crazy, right?

Jason Vargas – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.09. Oh my God, the Mets are so Galaxy Brain’ing all of a sudden that they sent Vargas to the Phils to tank them and help the Mets further!

Zac Gallen – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.40. Luckily, the Marlins got rid of him so they could rebuild. Don’t want a 24-year-old ace weighing ya down!

Greg Holland – Designated for assignment. His assignment is to change his name to Derek Holland and try to sneak into the Cubs’ clubhouse.

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Fleeced
Fleeced
3 years ago

Can you rank Eloy, Aquino, I.Happ, and Gardner for a redraft?

Fleecex
Fleecex
3 years ago

Can you rank Eloy, Aquino, Gardner and I. Happ?

Looking to grab a hot bat in a redraft

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
3 years ago

Anything to see with Ian Happ? Or just a hot schmotato

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Why does Kyle Gibson look amazing one week and then look like a deer in headlights the next? He is the most frustrating SP to own.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

(Thanks for convincing me on Bichette in two leagues); he’s still available in another league where I’m rostering Semien.
Bichette or Semien?

Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
3 years ago

14 teamer with QS, holds, OBP over AVG, hits and total bases added. thank god price was hurt again probably from video games, otherwise WTF lately. i’m losing SP at very fast clip, good thing we have 8 DL slots. ryu back sunday will have to drop somebody for him (a hitter, i just added jd davis since he’s been kicking ass and vanmeter has been losing playing time, but doing well when he’s playing, his steals and OPS are tremendous)
C DTD’ arnaud
1B goldy
2B chavis (1-3B)
SS treat urner
3B jd davis (LF)
MI semien
CI jelly donut
LF brantley
CF kingery (3B/LF)
RF puig
OF franmil (didn’t realize how cold he’s been for at least a month when i added him, RF)
util (1) otani
BN mckay (espn so i have both), kiermaier (CF), vanmeter (3B/LF), kipnis (for chavis’ frequent off days, plus he’s been real good for a few weeks now)
DL: stanton (LF/RF), molina, andujar
SP: bieber, wheeler, lamet (playing well enough to not be the streamer spot here), quantrill (streamer), mckay, gibson, yarbrough, carmart (in SP slot)
RP (max 5): bradley, britton, rogers, giles, watson
DL: ryu, hill, price, kimbrel, dyson

so i gotta drop one out of franmil (i’d have no backup RF for when puig is out), kiermaier (but no CF when kingery is out), vanmeter here for ryu.

Juubaka
Juubaka
3 years ago

Should I drop Newman for McMahon, or Kipnis? Mondesi is suppose to be my 2nd basemen..

erad
erad
3 years ago

So you’re saying this was a good week to pick up Gio and Tauchman

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Is Rhys Hoskins worth anything in redraft? He has been struggling for a while now. I was offered him for A. Mondesi.

Thanks!

And why do all my hitters who don’t start a game hit a HR in their only pinch hit AB on my bench?

lubey
lubey
3 years ago

Gio G vs Tex or Aaron Sanchez @ Balt?

Hunting a W/QS which makes me lean Sanchez, but not sure whether to buy in yet.

SON has Gio @ 12.2 and Sanchez @ 0.6

lubey
lubey
Reply to  lubey
3 years ago

FWIW, SON has Gio at 0.46 and 0.37 and Sanchez at 0.5 and 0.39 for QS and W respectively

Bax
Bax
3 years ago

Would you add Lux or J.D. Davis in either league over the following

League 1

Mercado
Tauchman
DeJong

League 2

Eloy
Tauchman

Bax
Bax
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Probably no one. Just checking your temp on those two

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Osuna or JD Davis ros?

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Senzel or Margot ros?

Tavern
Tavern
3 years ago

Thoughts on dropping either Taylor Rodgers or Liam Hendricks for Zac Gallen? 12 team redraft points league with 9 pitcher spots, can be either SP or RP but only have 12 starts per week. Right now I have 8 SPs and those two RPs.

Mitch Garver Owner
Mitch Garver Owner
3 years ago

Mitch Garver is 5th on the Twins in batting average (.274), 4th in HR (21), and 2nd both OPS (.975) and slugging (.619), trailing on Nelson Cruz. He is also homering at the same rate as Cruz (every 10 at bats).

Yet he is 11th in the games played (62/114) and 10th in at bats (215).

Why the hell is your 2nd best hitter, at best, or 5th best hitter, at worst, a part-timer?!?

Mitch Garver Owner
Mitch Garver Owner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Of course not, but plenty of teams play their catchers in more than half of their games. He has only played in 6 of the last 12.

Mitch Garver Owner
Mitch Garver Owner
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Evidently.

Garver is superior in every hitting category by a good bit, including all the sabers. His WAR is 2.7 to Castro’s 0.8, and yet they are basically splitting time equally.

Ralphy
Ralphy
3 years ago

Drop Shawn Kelley for Teheran, Plesac, Arrieta, McKay, Porcello, DeScalafini, Smyly, Smeltzer, Quantril, Luzardo or Dustin May? 50 move limit so ROS in mind.

Ralphy
Ralphy
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Ralphy
Ralphy
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Damn it May just got picked up! Should I go Plesac?

Edgar Gonzalez
Edgar Gonzalez
3 years ago

Who would be better in a 5×5 standard league, Matt Carpenter or Paul DeJong? In need of a 2nd baseman cuz Mondesi is out and I have G. Torres at SS. I know that Carpenter will get more runs but DeJong will prolly get more rbi. Who will be better rest of the way??

normgi
normgi
3 years ago

Bench bat – Lots of available/flawed options: Willie Calhoun (part time); Pollock (always DTD); Kingery (2nd half BA); and Bichette (little MLB history). Who wins?

Art Vandelay
Art Vandelay
3 years ago

Hey Grey, about to start H2H categories (normal 5×5) playoffs, and need a roster spot. Which of these OFs would you ditch: Heyward, Pederson, Dickerson, Willie Calhoun. I think Pederson and Dickerson are sort of cumulative as lefty power bats who might need to be platooned, so I’m thinking maybe one of those two? Any advice appreciated. Thanks!

dau
dau
3 years ago

drop kingery or cast 4 urshela? better to phrase it this way–sorry.

dau
dau
3 years ago

castellanos, kingery or urshela?

normgi
normgi
3 years ago

Catcher: Garver or Will Smith?

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
3 years ago

is muncy a top 50 bat now? like in a keeper league? I know last year he burst on the scene and people were questioning it. has he shown enough where we expect him to consistently go in round 4/5 of a 12 teamer?

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

well now! thank you sir!

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Grey, too many injuries
Need to drop a starter?
Corbin
Bieber
Giolito
Flaherty
Paddack
Yu
Im thinkin Yu

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Cohen
3 years ago

I forgot i got Caleb Smith too

florida jack
florida jack
3 years ago

tauchman or domingo santana

tauchman or grisham

start 1 H2H points

d german at toronto or hamels at cinn

thanks

Trader
Trader
3 years ago

Traded Wheeler and, as a throw-in, Yuli for J Turner and Myers. Possibly my worst trade ever. We all were so down on Yuli and his .270 average with no power.

Dane
Dane
3 years ago

Hey Grey. You’ll get a kick out of this one.

I’m in first (12-5) but haven’t clinched a playoff spot yet. Guess i’ll be limping in, because my team now consists of 6 DL players. I’m running a freaking hospital.

B. Woodruff
D. Price
C. Kimbrel
D. Dahl
J. Gallo
B. Snell

Also have Yelich who is apparently dealing with an injury and could go on the IL. This is insane! Only have 2 DL spots and 5 bench spots so I have no depth to my roster right now.

Playoffs week 1 is Sept 9, champ week is Sept 16. You dropping anyone to gain some depth? Or would you hold on to them in hopes that they come back early Sept and help me in playoffs? Thanks

Trust the Process
Trust the Process
3 years ago

Grey.. good stuff… rebuilding team in 12 team dynasty … am I crazy for trading Bell for Abreu and Brujan? Value continues to plummet… My farm is loaded and I have Alonso too .. thank you as always!

Moonraker7
Moonraker7
3 years ago

Hope this doesn’t end up a double post.Is my Muncy, Olson, Yonder and Liam Hendricks for his Bellinger and Stanton wishful thinking? How about for only Bellinger? Feel better when I run things by this board before I do anything rash.

Dodger Blues
Dodger Blues
3 years ago

The umpire must have bet the Dodgers yesterday becasue May got every call off the plate. He looked way worse than the stat line. When he threw a ball, he spun it straight into the ground. Hopefully he can be an ace but I doubt it, at least this year.

Dodger Blues
Dodger Blues
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Looks like he’s going to face Miami next week which is obviously an excellent matchup.

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Thanks!

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Would you move Mondesi for Hand in a 16-team OPS keeper that counts NSVH?

Currently got McNeil at 2B and SBs are covered with Tatis, JRam, Yelich, and Marte. My RPs are Diaz, Vazquez, Oberg, Hendricks, and Kahnle.

Goldirocks
Goldirocks
3 years ago

Hi Grey; keeper quesion.
12 team 5×5 keeper keep forever league – standard categories. Young middle pack team with main weakness being pitching.
Would you trade Benintendi, prospect Brendan Rodgers and a 1st round 2020 pick for Gerrit Cole?

Richard
Richard
3 years ago

Pick up Ty France ?
Drop Urias?
Drop Hampson?

NL only league. Fighting for relevance

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 H2H

Odor or Tauchman?

I grabbed Odor as a bench/fill-in when he was a hot schmotato, but he is 0/13 in his last 4 and now Tauchman is lighting it up and also getting bags.

Other OFs are Hoskins/JDM/Benintendi/Conforto/Dom Santana/Mercado.

Other 2nd-eligible guys are DJ/Baez/Muncy.

G
G
3 years ago

Better and safer stream option – Shark vs Philly or Roark @CWS? Thanks

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 H2H (6 keepers)

My current staff:

SPs: Cole, Buehler, Clevinger, Quintana, Gallen, Fiers, Ed-Rod
RPs: Chapman, Martinez, Bradley, Robles, LeClerc

Is this too SAGNOF-closer-heavy in a saves only league? If so, who would you drop?

Caliber of SPs on the wire: May, McKay, Mikolas, Maeda, Tehran, Gibson, Sanchez, Lopez, Quantrill, Woj, Velasquez, Anderson

normgi
normgi
3 years ago

Need to make move so I can replace Buxton with Snell on DL.

Cut Braun. Who to pick up — Kipnis or Sano (my preference)?

183414
183414
3 years ago

7 1/2 weeks to go and grinding away. Presently have Hicks on the bench. Considering Tauchman and Urshela as a replacement, as we still have no definitive gate for Hicks’ return.
So, Tauchman v. Urshela, r.o.s., with a strong need for s.b.s.
Also please rank Dixon, Nunez, Urshela for r.o.s., with s.b.’s my strongest need.

Thanks

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Dixon can steal a few. No on Nunez and Ursula.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

But, speaking of Hiura, I did want to throw this out there …

After Keston launched his second bomb of the night, the Pirates proceeded to bean him in his next at-bat. Now on to my point …

The Pirates are the dirtiest effing team in MLB. I can’t stand them. That bastard Clint Hurdle needs to have his eyes gouged out. He’s an F’n jerk.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you! Somebody needed to say it!!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

Hiura!!!!!!!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Carryover!!!

Brewers have the day off today :o)

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
3 years ago

Sup Grey,

Finally back from vacation. What are your thoughts on buying Josh Bell at lowest price in months? Is he just another streaky hitter or is this just a slump of a really good hitter?

Nice Conforto is picking up the slack because when Dahl got hurt I thought my OF was shot. Thing about Confortos streaks is that he has the purest swing from the left side and should be able to dominate. Just enjoy while it lasts I guess.

Lindorphins
Lindorphins
3 years ago

Sorry for the late post but wondering who you like more ROS between Mercado and Kingery. Looking to flip one for a starter before my league’s trade deadline.

Thanks!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

I picked up Yuli on July 6th. Ugh, I never win any free t shirts.

To answer your Lucroy question, the Cubs picked him up because he’s better than Taylor Davis, whose entire success at the plate is dependent on swinging and hoping the ball is in his swing path.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He probably will to more of an extent than Davis, and we are also dealing with Crazy Joe here. He was disproportionately excited about Lucroy when they talked to him about it yesterday.

Tom James
Tom James
3 years ago

I traded Yuli about that time. Does that count?

raylansdad
raylansdad
3 years ago

Kingery or Ahmed Rosario ROS?

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

As far as our highlighted player goes, if he ever gets into an inter league game against Baltimore and hits I foresee a headline such as “Michael Confront(s) O’s”

Just sayin’

Bob Riley
Bob Riley
3 years ago

Re: Rendon – “This should lead to him sitting out for five games, getting a pinch-hit opportunity, then hitting the IL for two weeks.”

As a Nats fan, it almost brings tears to my eyes – YOU GET IT!!! They mismanage injuries and lie about it. Drives ya crazy.

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

Fun fact to those who might think their fantasy season is over……

In 2017 I picked up a young masher named Rhys Hoskins on August 13th. He hit 18 HR for me that year.

LOTS OF BASEBALL

I’d say you are still in striking distance in a roto league if you are 40 HR, 70 RBI, and 70 Runs behind.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Fogimon
3 years ago

I thought my season was over until I picked up the masher Luis Urias. Pretty much cheat mode trophy winner

Andy Jerdon
Andy Jerdon
3 years ago

No sir. Gurriel on July 1st at 10:04 am by Goldschmidt Happends. Sent the screenshot on Twitter and Facebook.

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

I clearly missed when you 1st donned Fernando Tatis Jr his nickname, but every time I read it I wonder what the heck it means.

Can you enlighten me, Fun the jewels? What on Earth is that supposed to mean?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Killa Mike. ok, got it

Yellow
Yellow
3 years ago

Drop Giles for Bradley? Lugo?

One of Five
One of Five
3 years ago

Who would you rather have as a keeper for next year in a 12 team H2H league/QS: Glasnow or Snell? Both are on waivers.

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Best keeper for the next five years after this season:

Eloy 7th round
Hiura 2nd round
Syndegaard 1st round
Blackmon 4th round

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Bench bat. Hyura (my assumption); Sano; Pollock; Josh Bell; or Kingery.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Next choice (Sano; Pollock; Bell; or Kingery)?

Fish
Fish
3 years ago

Would you stream either (or both) Gio Gonzalez (vs. TEX)and/or Drew Smyly (@ SF) tomorrow?

mcgaffer12
mcgaffer12
3 years ago

Picked up Lourdes Gurriel on June 22nd, still got him
Picked up Yuli on July 7th……

and dropped him for Jorge Alfaro on July 10th!

DoH!

c
c
3 years ago

Picked up Yuli in late-June as a replacement for crappy Harrison Bader (moving Mancini from CI to OF). Dude’s been legit. I already have a 50 shades razzball tshirt, but thanks anyway.

MB
MB
3 years ago

Was offered Kyle Tucker, Vidal Brujan, and George Valera for Walker Buehler. Am I getting enough back?

Curious George
Curious George
3 years ago

Thoughts on what jo-rams ADP will look like next year? Your 2020 Jo-Ram ADP vs 2020 ESPN ADP?

billiejak
billiejak
3 years ago

Picked up Gurriel on the 29th!

CMUTIMMAH
CMUTIMMAH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I looked at matchups for the game against German Marquez – I saw that Gurriel has killed Marquez head to head.

I told myself, I said “self, you need to not overthink this” and still started German. Not my best conversation with myself I’ve ever had.

CMUTIMMAH
CMUTIMMAH
3 years ago

Random thoughts:

Actually watch Gallen’s start. Dude has legit movement, and exceptional pitch location for a 24 year old. I think he’s just scratching the surface still because he still has a propensity to over throw on occasion taking away from his movement. He looks like an actor playing a pitcher. MLB strength trainers could definitely strengthen him up a bit and help him build stamina. Arizona should be stoked.

I am calling it now. In 6 months, Grey will be giving his Travis Demeritte fantasy written while floating on a boogie board in a kiddie pool filled with KY jelly where he compares Demeritte to Khris Davis. This post will end with mentioning he’s an older prospect, and screaming “You’re my boy blue!”

How is it possible that Fernando Tatis JR (FTJ) didn’t get dubbed an acronym for “Free the Juice?”

Ian Desmond vs AJ Pollock rest of season? Weekly league, tight roster, so streaming desmond at home not an option…

Is Caratini a dumpster fire defensively? Because his bat appears to play quite well…

The Yankees had more HRs from non-starters LAST NIGHT than the Tigers have had by non-starters all season. “Detroit Tiger fantasy options” is in itself a statement that’s a Non-starter.

Brendan McKay, unlike Dylan McKay, is a force that’s alive and well. I hate that they constantly pull him after 5. He was at 85 pitches. He’s a man, GD it! Treat him like one. Let him get to 95 at least.

Greg Holland’s released. Isn’t that Veird!?! Austin Powers resets are great, but I’ve learned that completely whiff on Millennials. I get a LOT of weird looks at work when quoting movies now-a-days, but I continue to do it, because it’s not for THEM. It’s for me.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  CMUTIMMAH
3 years ago

Alright, alright, alright! It’s like you have ESPN or something! Millennials may take our jobs, but they’ll never take… our quotes!

#90squotes>10squotes
#cana>beina#?
#dont#anddrive

CMUTIMMAH
CMUTIMMAH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Where are our quotes going? NOWHERE! Where they going? NO-WARRREEEEE

Funny you went with the “Alright Alright Alight” line after I said that, because I have been saying to those chitlins – “Do you know what that quote is from? No? You’d be a lot cooler if you diiiiiidddd!”

Saint
Saint
3 years ago

Hello Grey and DT,

12 Team 6×6 H2H OPS QS 3 OF Redraft Daily

With 2.5 weeks left in my regular season before playoffs I have a couple of strategy questions.

My staff includes Verlander, Cole, Wheeler, Flaherty, Gallen, Aaron Sanchez, Canning IL, Pineda IL,
(D. Norris, streaming this week for 2 starts) Weaver IL.

Chapman, Doolittle, Bradley

1) Assuming Pineda and Canning are back sooner than later, do you like to go with 9 SP’s and 3 RP’s or should I grab either Bass or Leclerc and go with 8 and 4?

2) Either way I would have reduce my bats to only one bench bat when the time comes. Who would you lose to help keep 12 arms and reduce bat decisions?

C Narvaez
1B Olson
2B K. Marte SS-OF
SS Story
3B Suarez
OF Yelich
OF Brantley
OF Yordan
UT McNeil 2B-3B-OF
BE Domingo
BE Urshela

Thanks again for your thoughts

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey

red
red
3 years ago

5×5 roto redraft, 10 teams, for ROS, choose one

1. C: Grandal or garvar ?
2. 1B: Hoskins, hosmer or olson?
3. 2B: biggio or hiura
4. need SB guy: mercado, a.rosario, or t.anderson?
5. SP: maeda or m.fried?

jwo71974
jwo71974
3 years ago

I picked up Guriel on July 6th and have held him since. Close enough?

Curious George
Curious George
3 years ago

Like you said, the rangers have money interests tied up in leclerc. But did you see Emmanuel clase?! Any chance he gets an extended look in the 9th? Or is he like andres Munoz on the padres just stuck in the wings?

Larry
Larry
3 years ago

Been holding Mallex for steals. I know he got 1 last night but can’t seem to get on base enough. Looking at punting steals and dropping him for

C. Dickerson
Willie Calhoun
Sano for power

Just need best overall player. Would hold and hope Mallex figures it out or move on. Who would you replace him with if moving on

Thank you

hankg
hankg
3 years ago

Couple of lineup-related questions –

Would you drop either of Ozuna or Chapman to pick up Soler or Mercado?

Also, would you drop Rosario for either Odor or Didi?

Thanks.

Shazam
Shazam
3 years ago

On June 26th I trade Moncada for Jose Ramirez…thanks to the recommendation of the trade analyzer on this site…and I couldn’t be happier.

Moonraker7
Moonraker7
3 years ago

My Whit Merrield and Will Smith (RP) for Altuve? Thanks, hope everyone has a great day

NUX
NUX
3 years ago

So I didn’t get the 0 for 11 from the Eloy doubleheader the other day… he got a few hits. He was 0 for 7 at one point though!

Anyways, turns out that the combo of Odor/Mazara yesterday had my back… a combined 0 for 14 yesterday. Nice!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

I picked up Yuli on July 6th. Ugh, I never win any free t shirts.

To answer your Lucroy question, the Cubs picked him up because he’s better than Taylor Davis, whose entire success at the plate is dependent on swinging and hoping the ball is in his swing path.

Bos
Bos
3 years ago

Urshela or Tauchman ros

HappyJax
HappyJax
3 years ago

Lux gonna get the call? There are rumblings…

Moonraker7
Moonraker7
3 years ago

My Whit Merrifield and Will Smith (RP) for Altuve? Thanks in advance!

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Max Fried’s line should’ve been much better. He was near untouchable for 5 innings then ran into trouble in the 6th when he was lifted for Luke Jackson, who allowed 2 of Fried’s baserunners to score on two straight doubles.

I'm Treinen My Best
I'm Treinen My Best
3 years ago

I picked up Yuli June 26th, just before the 1st!

I'm Treinen My Best
I'm Treinen My Best
Reply to  I'm Treinen My Best
3 years ago

Oh, and I also owned Lourdes Gurriel Jr. since May too!

Lincecuminmypants
Lincecuminmypants
3 years ago

I picked up Yuli on Jun 29th (before it was cool) and have held him. Willing to provide the Yahoo transactions page that can prove it if needed.

Alternately, I’m less willing to be bound and thrown in Salem Harbor to prove I won’t float and am therefore not a fantasy baseball witch. Jharel Cotton Mather, be damned.

RotoSlayer
RotoSlayer
3 years ago

I picked up Yuli July 3rd, best FA pickup Ive had in the past few seasons. I’m really not sure if that’s good or bad…lol

Eric
Eric
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

You streaming any of these guys over the next couple days? QS league.

Cal Quantrill vs. COL
Eric Lauer vs. COL
Emoticon @ SF
Velasquez @ SF

Also, Snell is on waivers. He seems to be getting ready to start a throwing program. Is he worth a shot for a few playoff starts?

Thanks!

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

10 team H2H keeper w/OBP and QS, which side are you taking:
Senzel/Benintendi or Moncada/Syndergaard

Thanks!

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
Reply to  Joe
3 years ago

Moncada side – Senzel with the vertigo thing tips it

Bum Gardener
Bum Gardener
3 years ago

I know what SON says, but for streaming purposes on Saturday, who should we trust more? Asking because a playoff berth could rely on this decision, final week of regular season for me.

Adam Wainwright vs Pittsburgh
Vince Velasquez @ San Francisco

Bum Gardener
Bum Gardener
Reply to  Bum Gardener
3 years ago

Should add in Aaron Sanchez @ BAL, but still not sure if I can jump back on that bandwagon yet?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Bum Gardener
3 years ago

With those option and matchups, its mos def Sanchez for me.

TOGMAN
TOGMAN
3 years ago

12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

W. Smith
Hoskins
Hiura
Arenado
Machado
E. Rosario
Benintendi
McNeil
Util: Suarez
Util: Isan Diaz
DL: Mondesi, Buxton

Castillo, Paxton, Ed. Rodriguez, Lucchesi, Marquez. Yarbrough, DeSclafani, Nova
Kennedy, LeClerc, Giles, Jimenez
DL: Stripling

Good morning

Drop Iman for..?
W. Myers, R. Nunez, B. Anderson, Braun

Drop any P for..?
Quintana, Bass

bigbear
bigbear
3 years ago

Chris Davis – my working theory is that the O’s are playing a game of chicken with Davis. O’s are trotting him out there every day to see if he’ll be humiliated enough to cut a deal to buy out the last 4 years. I’m just not sure who blinked last night.

I imagine one of these days Acuna makes a run at the #1 hitter in fantasy. Trout and Yelich may need to have off years for that though…

Sano or Urshela?

Catcher scab on the left knee is itching – Caratini or d’Arnaud?
Catcher scab on the right knee is itching too – Caratini or Smith?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  bigbear
3 years ago

Urshela, could see going Sano if you just need power but no slam dunk there

Smith, d’Arnaud

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
3 years ago

Thanks DT. Was on the fence with Urshela…

Just looked at Caratini’s minor league stats. No thanks. I’ll stick with Smith and d’Arnaud. Thanks again.

Mikey
Mikey
3 years ago

Grey –
Looking for a bat, position irrelevant, for depth and potential plug in. Please rank based on safest for playing time. Please include a second ranking based on upside. I play in an H2H Points League. Thank you.

Mikey
Mikey
Reply to  Mikey
3 years ago

Probably helpful if I include the list of players.
Grisham, Aquino, Osuna, Happ, P. Reyes, Parra

Thanks again!

Mikey
Mikey
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you, Grey!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Better Catcher option: D’Arnauld or Will Smith?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Willy

Steamin Beamen
Steamin Beamen
3 years ago

On July 3 I was debating between Yuli and Tyler O’Neill…I went O’Neill. *insert crying emoji*

Question…I got offered Isan Diaz for my Seth Lugo.

Not a holds league, and I’m in dire need of saves. Picked Lugo up on the hope he would become the closer but that doesn’t look like it’s happening.

I also have a lot of bench bats that’s are just aight (Travis Demeritte, J.D. Davis, Luke Voit, Domingo Santana, Austin Riley, Willy Adames, Trent Grisham). Those aren’t all bench bats but to get an idea of who I’m deciding about playing each day and why I have so many bench bats.

Also this is a keeper league and Isan would be a 12 round keeper, who would drop down to a 10th round keeper.

Would you accept this trade?

Thanks as always!

Donkey Teeth
Admin