We have every conceivable rookie’s projections who might be called up. Guys I’ve never heard of like Bobson Dugnutt, but even we don’t have Michael Harris II because he was so young and seemingly far away. Michael Harris II is so young Michael Harris I is still in theaters! Andruw Jones played just 50 games above Single A before he was called up by the Braves at age 19 in 1996. Michael Harris II, who is 21, played 43 games above Single A. How’d he go from A to the majors in roughly a month and a half? Hitting, baby! I give a lot of teams shizz for manipulating service time, but the Braves promote guys quickly. Maybe they feel bad after signing them for $500 and a bag of Takis when they’re 12. In 43 Double-A games, Michael Harris II went 5/11 .305/.372/.506 in 174 ABs. His skills are power and speed, which means he’s worth adding in all leagues. Speed doesn’t disappear for a young player after promotion. Power should remain too. The contact is going to make or break his game this year. If he can’t make contact, he might not hit and get demoted. If he can make contact, then he might be on the short list for biggest impact bats to get called up. Here’s what Prospect Itch said, “He’s a must-add where you can fit him. I’m about 60/40 that his swing-happy approach combined with the big-league heavy balls will prove too big a challenge for his first few hundred plate appearances, but stranger things have happened.” This guy sneaking in subconscious Netflix promos! Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Spencer Strider – Will be moved into the rotation, and he’s rostered in all my leagues already, with good reason. He could be as good as, say, Logan Gilbert. I kinda love the Braves with their aggressiveness in promoting and taking risks with their young players. It’s a young players’ game, so good for them. “Excuse me? Young man’s game?” That’s Nelson Cruz taking his dentures out.

Austin Riley – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Wonder if that homer is related to Michael Harris IIth.

Edward Cabrera – Being called up to start on Tuesday. He’s the pitching version of Julia Fox. Dude’s smoking hot, but wild eh-eff, and might just ruin your marriage, or your fantasy team. Maybe there might be some streaming situations, or if he comes up firing strikes, but he had a 4.6BB/9 in Triple-A and I can’t grab him in shallower mixed leagues yet. Deeper than 14-team mixed? Sure, for the potential 10+ K/9.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4, and his 9th and 10th homer. In the 1st inning, the catcher put down a number one and Ozuna appropriately hit a pee missile out to center.

Sandy Alcantara – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.00. Whoa daddy. I mean…whoa….*breathes in and breathes out*….daddy. 14 strikeouts? Is this real life? My God, Sandy, I genuflect. I genuinely genuflect, and I say I misread his abilities.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer. Will he ever cool off? His name literally sounds like the sun!

Cole Sulser – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.50 as he got his 2nd save, and first post-Bender save. There’s no one here who has to get saves, so a guy like Sulser could run away with the job. Even when Bender returns. By the way, A Guy Like Sulser was one of the worst country albums of the last decade. Eff off, Chris Gaines!

Dallas Keuchel – Designated for assignment. That assignment is to be sucky on a different team. Pirates, this might be the guy you’re looking for to bump Roansy from the rotation.

Johnny Cueto – 6 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.41. Call him Keuchto.

Eloy Jimenez – Sounds like he had a setback in his injury rehab that they’re calling “totes normal.”

Tim Anderson – Hit the IL after tweaking his groin. In public?! This guy is out of control! Where’s the cancel police when you need them?! Looked like a couple-weeks-on-the-IL-type injury. White Sox turned to Mendick, and this is one case where the more is not the merrier.

Dylan Cease – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.69. Didja know the number three-sixty-nine never happens in nature?

Wade Miley – Hit the IL when he felt something in his shoulder. Was it blood?

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.95. In last 30 innings, Stroman has a 1.80 ERA with 25 baserunners and 24 Ks. Streamonator hates him, and I get it, the low Ks is a bit of a bummer, but if you believe at all in vibes, Stroman’s ridin’ ’em.

Nick Castellanos – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. I cannot tell a lie. I didn’t watch a second of this game. I’m just coming back from seeing Top Gun and it was brilliant. Top Gun’s run-time is 131 minutes, and it’s like 131 Citizen Kanes strung together. Each minute is equal to one Citizen Kane.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. “Chazz Noir’s badonkadonk goes side-saddle and his dongs go long.” That’s the first line of the Chazz Noir novel I’m writing.

Aaron Sanchez – Designated for assignment. That assignment is to turn back the clock six years.

Juan Soto – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. You know I love Sexy Dr. Pepper more than most, but I was thinking yesterday if I were drafting today where would I take Sexy, and, well, I don’t think the top 10.

Lane Thomas – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 3rd homer, as he was moved up to the two-hole. Mentioned him as a Buy on Friday, and received pushback in the comments. As I said there, “He’s been hitting the ball better, and the Nats’ top of the order sucks so he has opportunity.” And that’s me quoting me!

MacKenzie Gore – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.71 vs. Roansy Contreras – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.55. This matchup was billed as, “Grey’s must’ve went to REI because he’s got a tent in his pants.” These guys were such a joy to watch. Mostly Gore, but Roansy is so fun too.

Jurickson Profar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, as he hit leadoff. Never one to take a bacKseat, JuricKson lifting MacKenzie. Prefer Profar? Pro for Gore!

Nathan Eovaldi – 9 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.77. Streamonator loved this Saturday start for Eovaldi and likes his next one even more.

Nick Pivetta – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.95. Red Sox jumped out to an early lead, and Pivetta cruised out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.

Bobby Dalbec – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in three games. Had a longer leash than I thought they’d give him, but Dalbec is finally a hot schmotato.

Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer. Also, in this game, Christian Arroyo (1-for-3) hit his 3rd; Franchy Cordero (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) hit his 2nd Franchy fly, and Rafael Devers (1-for-4. 2 runs) hit his 11th, as the Red Sox sobered up all those, “I think Bruce Zimmermann is good” people.

Shane Bieber – 8 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.19. Imagine if homeboy was actually throwing his standard issue velo.

Harold Castro – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in three games, and his career high in homers is five. Oh…*walks from Mexico to Canada*…kay.

Matthew Liberatore – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.72. Liberatore isn’t just a drug with 30 seconds of side effects, it’s a potential number four in fantasy leagues. To read more on him, search the site!

Ethan Small – Called up by the Brewers to supposedly take FreddyKBB’s rotation spot. He’s coming up mostly just so hitters can say,”You’re killin’ me, Small.” Hate that his command looks like his biggest issue. You can’t start a guy with a 4+ BB/9, unless it comes with a 11+ K/9. Our projections have him around 8 K/9, 4.5 BB/9, that’s such a long howl at the moon. His upside remains immense, and the Brewers turned Eric Lauer into Cy Young, so I absolutely believe in the upside, but for now I’m only looking in deep leagues.

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer. The He’Brewer must’ve heard people in the comments wanting to start dropping him. Teach you to doubt the chubby.

Lorenzo Cain – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .198. Not bad production for a guy getting $17 million!

Corbin Burnes – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.95. Well, sure, it’s because he’s really good. No dur.

Miles Mikolas – 5 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.67. Well, sure, it’s because he’s not really good. No dur.

Jose Miranda – Optioned back to the minors. Unironically, Miranda produced nothing but silence.

Royce Lewis – Was recalled, but left the game after crashing into the wall, and is likely headed to the IL. And Just Like That…Miranda was gone but is Lewis gone too? To be continued…

Trevor Larnach – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. I grabbed him in one league for the batty call yesterday. How did I know he’d homer? Because he’s hot, my dudes and five lady dudes.

Nick Gordon – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Props to Nick for resisting the very heavy doses of guilt Dee is dishing by changing his last name. If I were Nick, I would’ve folded and changed my last name to Strange-Gordon and took my mom’s first name too, as a bit of oneupmanship.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.41, then left with pectoral soreness. Sonny Gray sounds like the glass is simultaneously half empty and full. His pitching half full, his health is half empty.

Jose Berrios – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.62. Appropriate that he was replaced by Borucki, because Jose is Broke-yucki. I believe three weeks ago I posted the Sell video for Berrios. Can see it at our Youtube channel. Subscribe please, we need to get to 1000 for me to stop bothering you. At this point, Berrios isn’t a sell, but prolly a drop or bench in most mixed leagues.

Shohei Ohtani -2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer. He had back stiffness the other day, and it’s a shame he’s not at 100% or he would’ve hit four homers yesterday.

Taylor Ward – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .359. People in the comments saying, “Ward hasn’t done anything in four games, should I drop him,” might need to lay off the caffeine.

Max Muncy – Hit the IL with an elbow issue that happened last September that was never dealt with then. Telling people I told ya so’s about injuries is lame. What, am I doctor? Yo, I don’t like the sight of my own blood! I ain’t no doctor. But Muncy was clearly an injury risk and I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a lost season for him, as I’ve been saying since January. The most I told ya so-sounding non-I told ya so. Any hoo! Edwin Rios (0-for-4) should get some ABs now.

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.90. Universe takes away one Miles Mikolas, who’s not supposed to be that good, and gives us a new one.

Gleyber Torres – 3-for-4 and a slam (9) and legs (1). Nine homers ties his total from last year. This preseason sleeper of mine? So far, so good.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .309. I have Aaron Judge and Jo-Ram is the same NFBC league and I’m in 11th place. Do you know how hard that is to pull off? I should be congratulated for finding creative ways to suck.

Colin Poche – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.69, and his 2nd save on Saturday, and worked the 8th inning (1 IP, 1 ER) on Sunday. Then, J.P. Feyerseisen (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00) got the save on Sunday. I swear to God, the Rays just anoint a new closer every day, and he becomes lights-out.

Ji-Man Choi – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in five games. Might be a light schmotato.

Jeremy Pena – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. Everyone was crazy for Witt. Jeremy Pena? No one cared! Now, Pena just doing quiet work like a librarian.

Marco Gonzales – 7 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.55. Fun fact! Gonzales is Spanish for “He Went To Jared.”

Brad Miller – 2-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Miller’s gotta stay in front of Semien by seven times as many homers. These guys are so cute when they challenge each other.

Tyler Mahle – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.53 vs. Alex Cobb – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.73. Since both of these guys have been so desperately unlucky it’s a surprise that they both didn’t throw two 12-inning Haddix perfect games. They’re both still Buy Lows, about the two best Buy Lows in baseball.

Art Warren – 0 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 7.27, and the blown save. Looks like “not being good” caught up to Art Warren.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 4th homer in the last three games. Hot schmotato alert!

Tommy Pham – Agreed to a three-game suspension starting on Friday, due to slapping Joc Pederson during the pregame workout because of the way Joc was using his bench in his fantasy football league. I am absolutely being serious:

Thinking back on Tommy Pham wanting to fight Luke Voit in April, did Voit not pay his league fees on time? Because I’m starting to think less of Pham as a hothead, and more just a conscientious commissioner. Oh, and it gets better. Tommy Pham won his league!

You can’t tell me a story about Tommy Pham that I won’t believe. He’s a modern-day George Washington, if George Washington would’ve slapped people because of their fantasy football league. Anyway, we we would like to welcome our newest writer for Razzball football, Tommy Pham.

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scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Hey Grey. You streaming Smeltzer @Detroit tomorrow?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Gallegos came in the 6th inning (1-run game), Seems like StL may be preparing for Helsley to replace him as closer.

Helsley or Duran?

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 months ago

Just like the Tatis shoulder injury (subluxation), I’ve also had a dislocated elbow injury from slow-pitch softball. That injury ended my softball career.

I took the same path Muncy took, rehabbing my elbow and regaining most of its strength and ability. But here’s the thing, I’m an amateur and I don’t need 100 percent extension of my elbow to continue my working career. What I was left with is an elbow that has bout 90 to 95 percent of its extension ability compared to before the injury.

I was totally surprised when Muncy didn’t opt to have the surgery to replace/repair the elbow ligaments. To be an MLB player, he needs all 100 percent of his ability to extend on a swing. So the fact that he’s now out and experiencing issues is no surprise.

I had Muncy on three teams last year, all keeper or dynasty teams. I let him go on two of them. He sits on my IL on the third and I’m close to letting him go there, too.

I know what this injury can do from personal experience. It would seem very very difficult to come back from without the surgery. I cannot believe he took the advice of some trainers or doctors who didn’t know any better. They obviously had never actually had the injury because if they had, they would know how severe a dislocated elbow really can be.

Just so you can get an idea of what the injury does, it will actually leave your arm slightly crooked compared to how it was before. You do not have the ability to extend all the way because the ligament is torn and now shorter.

I hate this for Muncy. He was a great story and is a great, humble, and very nice player. I wish him the best, but I would not be surprised if this is pretty much the beginning of the end for him.

Last edited 2 months ago by Harley Earl
Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

isn’t he like 30-32 at most, he gets his elbow fixed he’ll be fine. but ignoring that since sept for this year obv wasn’t optimal for him/LAD/us.

Dr Y
Dr Y
2 months ago

Is Jesse Winker a cut in a 5 outfielder 10 team mixed? Hold? When O’Neil comes off IL Winker or Yepez are my drop candidates

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
2 months ago

Pham just seems a bit stressed. I can think of a perfect place for him to go!! Wait, no. Scratch that.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Yelich has been dropped in one league. Is he worth a claim (probably Naylior).

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
2 months ago

Been in hospital last 10 days, unable to get on here. Was just transferred to new hospital for open heart surgery in the morning

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
2 months ago

Good luck MP! Wishing you all of the universe’s positive mojo. Get back to Razzball soon!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
2 months ago

Wait… trade me Turner before you die!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
2 months ago

God Bless. Hang in there!

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

Ay Grey!

I am taking a flyer on Royce and stashing him on the IL in my 12 teamer since it sounds like it isn’t the ACL.
-Do you like Luis Urias more than Royce in a 10 team?

Trying to make a trade happen with a guy in my 10 team 5×5 daily league…

Considering offering my:
Teo
Joc
R Ray

For his:
T Ward
W Adames
Montas

-Which side do you like better?

Thanks!

-IANASM

Last edited 2 months ago by I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Perfect. Thanks again!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

12 team H2H OBP – Olson vs Bregman/Mancini or Altuve/Mancini.

Probably the Olson side in either case, right?

stevie
stevie
2 months ago

Hey Grey, interrupting your memorial day party for a quick opinion on a bench bat. Positions don’t matter and best candidates are Farmer, Robles, Schwindel, Kike, Yaz, or Tork? Thanks buddy!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
2 months ago

oh man I suck today I started Seiya in a weekly! who should I replace him with next week. Yepez, Kyle Lewis, Nayor, Harris or Margot.

also right now I have tellez in my UT spot would any be an upgrade over him also?

ty G
I suck cuz i took regular work more serious then fantasy!

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Drop Yepez for Tork (3-4 today)? I have Gorman and Edman already

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

Which 3:

Lourdes
Walker
Santander
Yas
Blackmon
Kole
Segura
Rodgers

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
2 months ago

How do you rank Robles, Straw, and Mateo ROS? Main goal is steals but it’s roto so SAGNOF but without killing you everywhere else.

crimedog
crimedog
2 months ago

Would you drop anyone to pick up Nolan Gorman? I’m light on speed so Gorman probably isn’t a huge need but his upside is huge right?

1B- tellez
2B- L urias
ss- bogarts
3b- Riley
Of- trout, ward, Walsh, laureano, Vaughn
Util- c walker

Eric
Eric
2 months ago

Hello Grey,

For tomorrow I assume I should sit Jordan Montgomery at home vs. the Angels and Luis Castillo in Fenway – what do you think?

Also, would you drop Cueto or Singer for batty calls / streams, or are they worth holding onto for a little bit? Cueto’s next start sucks (in Toronto), so I’m leaning toward dropping him and keeping Singer at least for a couple more starts.

Appreciate the help!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
2 months ago

Drop Floro for Sulser?

Blake
Blake
2 months ago

Grey, I drafted this season using your rankings and Baez has been a black hole on my roster since opening day. In a standard 5×5 10 team league that doesn’t do much trading, is he droppable at this point? I’d use that spot to pickup Bader, or just stream pitchers.

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Cronenhasntbeenworthit. Are there better days ahead? Statcast page is ugly for his batted balls. He has a sub .300 obp, .112 iso, ..318 slg. He also is going full correa on me..no steals (81% sprint speed). I’ve already benched him for schoop who was cut in in a 14 team league. Is he worth holding since he qualifies at multiple spots?

Gazzo
Gazzo
2 months ago

do we think Votto’s back? I hate to drop Joey if he’s set to go off like last year. But then again, not the same team. But I have a chance to drop Joey for Renfroe. My only other possible drop is Naylor.
Thoughts? Thanks mang.

Pcolaprime
Pcolaprime
2 months ago

Grey,

Would you trade Justin Turner in return for Kershaw in h2h points redraft league?

Gazzo
Gazzo
2 months ago

Plz rank:
Ursela, Gleybor, JP Crawford, Kyle Farmer
Thanks for the mammaries

Boba Fart
Boba Fart
2 months ago

Happy Mondays
Plz rank:
Tellez, Naylor, Renfroe

Tanks

prognation
prognation
2 months ago

Thanks for all your insight, Grey. Enjoy some brats this afternoon. Someone dropped Marsh in my 12 team 5×5 Yahoo League. Drop Margot, Mateo, or O’Neill for him.

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

I have a theory. The infield single may be the worst possible batting outcome for a pitcher other than a home run. The infield single is frequently a catalyst for a very bad inning. This is based on empirical evidence, i.e., my staff. It seems like once it happens that runner will score virtually 100% of the time. Why? Psychological disruption. I think it causes the pitcher to lose mental focus and become frustrated with their defense for not making a play or for not getting the player out after generating weak contact. This disruption will inevitably cause the pitcher to hang a pitch that will end up in the seats or make a series of bad pitches that will lead to consecutive hits or walks. This sounds like me complaining because of bad results but I think there is something much deeper here. 

Stl Squat Cobblers
Stl Squat Cobblers
Reply to  toolshed
2 months ago

I’d like to stick ‘i.e. my staff’ right in this theory’s rear…in a matter of speaking

Michael B
Michael B
2 months ago

1. Who has higher rest of season upside Spencer Strider, or Aaron Ashby?
2. A tad surprised you didn’t mention Nolan Gorman’s 4/4 night with his 1st career homer (a 449 ft bomb) with 3 runs and 4 rbi.
3. If wisdom cools of should I keep him rostered, idk a ton about him
4. Hold Kyle Lewis right? Even tho he’s injured
5. Some dum dum dropped Willy Adames, I remember hearing about him a while ago (in the off season I think) as a guy to target in drafts for like a potential breakout, what do you think about the guy, I hear he could be back by Tuesday. Was he a must-add guy for most teams? (10 team h2h categories redraft)

Jon
Jon
2 months ago

Gerrit Cole is expensive in my dynasty league ($44 out of a $325 keeper budget) and my team is middle of the pack this season, so I’m considering trading him and building for the future. One team has expressed interest and has a lot of guys I like. What do you think would be a fair ask in return for Cole?

Bats: Torkelson ($4), India ($5), Ke’Bryan Hayes ($6), Willy Adames ($6), Luis Robert ($10), Kyle Tucker ($10)

Arms: Wheeler ($20), Ian Anderson ($15), Severino ($17), Ranger Suarez ($4), Luis Garcia ($5), Jack Leiter ($4), Hader ($20)

Salaries don’t have to match as we don’t worry about costs in-season, just at keeper time and the draft. I’m not necessarily looking for pitching or hitting, just want to get good value and re-tool. Thanks!

Gator
Gator
2 months ago

Alcantara looked like a on absolute beast last outing. Can’t imagine him outside the top 10 next year, possibly top 5. Anyone other pitchers that was outside the top 15 preseason that you think are making the jump to top 10 next year? Thanks

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Gator
2 months ago

McClanahan slam dunk

C J
C J
2 months ago

What up G! Who to start? Gorman Espinal Owen? Shifting Flores to 3rd. MI IL is killing the squad. Thoughts. Thanks for the memories ;)

frito pendejo
frito pendejo
2 months ago

Player Rater ranks the following SP in this order ROS. Do you agree?

N Eovaldi
S Manaea
A Cobb
L Webb
T Mahle
T McKenzie
C Javier

frito pendejo
frito pendejo
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks. By the way, did you ever check out The Sharecroppers Daughter album by Sa-Roc? Somehow I mussed it when it dropped, but I’ve been listening pretty regularly the last couple of weeks.

Herschel
Herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. Need to start 2 of the following. Who do you like?

C Walker – 3 vs atl, 3 @ pit
Yepez – 3 vs sd, 5 @ chc
Walsh – 3 @ nyy, 3 @ phi
K Marte – 3 vs atl, 3 @ pit
Lou Bob (unclear if he returns from Covid) – 3 @ tor, 3 @ tb

Thanks!

c762062790
c762062790
2 months ago

This week only: Montgomery at home vs LAA/Det or Kirby away at Balt/Tex and how close? Thanks

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
2 months ago

saw your piece on Kopech’s advanced metrics not looking too great, so i decided to sell Kopech and Mckenzie for Teoscar Hernandez, thinking I could buy low on him. Opened up last week’s buy/sell and laughed. Gotta love fantasy baseball :)

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

1) Concerned about Adolis Chapman (no recent update; and Holmes is great). Also no IL available IL slot. Should I grab Greg Soto? Jhony Duran is also available.

Josh Naylor or Margot?

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
2 months ago

In one DC league I have 16 players on the IL. Haha how is that even possible out of fifty damn rounds I can barely field a line up.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

That is ridiculous! On a brighter note, your FCL team is the first to 100 HRs!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

Haha but my avg is so low I don’t know how to fix that team

One of my other teams has like a 1 in era and whip but stellar batting I’m doomed there too.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

Not saying it is easy to do, but if you raise your average 3 points, you’ll move ahead of 3 teams.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

If I only had Myles Straw… lol

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

Hahaha. Straw has hit .232 for me, right around where the rest of our teams are hitting.

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
2 months ago

How you’re you rank Chapman, Donaldson and torkelson ros for Obp leagues?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 months ago

Grey,

Happy Memorial Day buddy. Would you drop Brandon Donovan once Luis Robert comes off the COVID-19 injured list?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

ok thanks.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Do you think it is time to drop Johnny Cueto?

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Hiura or Rios for a flyer?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
2 months ago

Sulser, feyereisen, or raley for saves ros?

aardvark
aardvark
2 months ago

How do you rank Wisdom, Votto and Yepez ROS?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Wisdom over schwindel as well?

jerk_stoor
jerk_stoor
2 months ago

Worth dropping Javier Baez for either Hoerner, Kemp, Flores, Espinal, Drury, Jace Peterson, Cesar Hernandez or Schoop? RCL.

ray
ray
2 months ago

Hope you have a great Memorial Day, Grey….2 Questions…
Would you rather start Ober Bailey @ DET or Eflin vs LAA?
Are you risking leaving Joe Ryan in a line up that sets weekly? Damn covid…

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Gonzales @TX, Junis @Phi and @MIA, Rogers @ COL, Lynch @CLE

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Agree. Same page on Mateo, too.
Hopefully Hiura gets another shot…looks decent right now

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

your help is always appreciated! your pitching recommendations yesterday was right on point. thanks.

1. i was going to start Aaron Ashby of Brewers on the road at the Cubs. do you agree?

2. would you start or sit Miami’s Pablo Lopez on the road at Colorado?

3. would you start or sit Paul Blackburn of Oakland at home against Houston?

4. would you start or sit the Mets’ Peterson at home against Wash?

Have a great Memorial Day!

martin

ellis
ellis
2 months ago

Saves ROS: Bard Robertson or Jimenez, thanks. Leaning Bard because he has ptiched well in Coors, and Jimenez is a rule 5 guy. Robertson is question mark for me because of injuries, what you recommend, thanks!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  ellis
2 months ago

10 team, saves wins ERA ko’s only, we don’t count holds

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you, really appreciate all of your advice!

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 months ago

One more ?-

Need to pickup a catcher-Varquez or Kirk

Need to drop a pitcher-Kirby or Miles.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  lwomack58
2 months ago

Please add Omar to the possible catchers

Thanks

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Need to drop one – Drury, Happ, Pederson, O’Neill, Gorman

ROS Strider or Ashby

Always big THANKS!!

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
2 months ago

Hey Grey –

Trying to do a deal to get Jose Ramirez. There are three options on the table:
A) I get Ramirez for Kopech and McMahon
B) I get Ramirez and Logan Webb for Kopech, McMahon, and Tyler Anderson
C) I get Ramirez and Logan Webb for Kopech, McMahon, and Nick Pivetta

Which would you go for?

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks! I appreciate you.
Have a great day.

Boba Fart
Boba Fart
Reply to  Jeffrey Gilden
2 months ago

Who would trade joRam for that dreck?

ray
ray
2 months ago

Grey, strart one:
Mateo [email protected] Bos 3vs SEA 3vs CLE, Corcdero 1vs BAL 2vsCIN [email protected] OAK, Gallo 3vs LAA 3vs DET, or Hiura 4 vs SD 4 @ CHC

Think Hiura will continue to a shot/ABs?
Thanks.

Pcolaprime
Pcolaprime
2 months ago

Grey,

Happy Memorial Day! Quick question. In a 12 team h2h points league, would you drop Ryu to pickup the recently called up Edward Cabrera? Thanks brother!

ellis
ellis
2 months ago

I have both Sal Perez and MJ and have room on my bench, thinking about keeping them both and platooning them because they both play everyday but Sal’s splits are awful for when he’s catching .154 AVG & .462 OPS and great when he is a DH .283 AVG & .894 OPS. Strangely it is the opposite of last year when he hit great catching and ok as a DH. Or maybe it’s irrelevant, but I’m going to give it a try and see what happens, I think MJ is really good. Thanks

Phred
2 months ago

Rowdy Tellez or MJ Melendez as utility? (Willson Contreras is catcher)

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN Points, this week only

Hoerner vs Mil (4), vs StL (5) 9 game week all in Wrigley!

or

Brendan Rodgers vs Mia (3), vs Atl (4) all in Coors Field

Thanks

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN Points, this week only

Helsley vs SD (3), @ ChiC (5)

Or

Duran @ Det (5), @ Tor (3)

Thanks!

Gary C
Reply to  Gary C
2 months ago

Jhoan Duran

Bluestar
Bluestar
2 months ago

Hi Grey . Trade offer : Jaren Duran, or Royce Lewis ??

Curious George
Curious George
2 months ago

Drop Trevor rogers (MIA) for Ashby two step? Weekly points league

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

8 team league…?

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
2 months ago

AL-only keeper, give Semien and Ed Rod, get Kopech and Meadows? Kopech probably the only keepable one at their salaries.

Primetime
Primetime
2 months ago

Cut O’Neil Cruz for Strider?

10 team keeper

Timmy j
Timmy j
2 months ago

Would you trade bichette and Freddy p for mahle Sandoval and gleyber?

Sandman
Sandman
2 months ago

Hey Grey,

Happy Memorial Day!

In a 10 team h2h, standard 5×5 category… my team has fell on rough days despite being good on paper. I have 4 IL spots used and 6 IL’d players

C: Rutschman
1B: Olson
2B: Albies
3B: JRam
SS: Wander
CI: Walsh
MI: Witt
OF: Julio Franco, Adolis Garcia, Mountcastle, Cody Bellinger
UTIL (2 spots): Tellez, Naylor
BN: Hunter Renfroe (no room on IL), Royce Lewis (no room on IL)
IL: Tyler O’Neill

SP: Morton, Musgrove, Stroman, Manaea, Lauer, J. Springs, Carrasco, Javier
RP: Helsley, Rogers, D. Jimenez
IL: Chapman, Kittredge, Freddy Peralta

I guess I have a few questions.

1) Are there any obvious drops here? I figure Kittredge and Chapman will get me saves upon return… and first person to return from IL I can rotate others in. It seems like Renfroe will be back this Friday

2) the following guys are available on waivers… do you make any add/drop?

Austin Hays, Hunter Dozier

Thanks!

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
2 months ago

Verlander for JD Martinez fair? Every time I trade for JD he has a really hot month or two then is meh rest of season. His Statcast looks awesome…right now. You believing in him long term? Verlander’s ERA is outperforming his FIP and SIERRA and his K/9 is a tad under 9 along with a 90% strand rate. Options to replace Verlander on wire are Skubal, Luis Garcia, Javier in a QS league.

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

This particular friends league is small (6 teams) and shallow. That’s why Skubal and others that wouldn’t be available in my other leagues are on the wire.

Bob Boberts
Bob Boberts
2 months ago

Should I drop Jordan Montgomery for Strider?

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
2 months ago

Grey,

1. You got any love for Jason Adam? I just picked him up and dropped Michael King. It’s a Sv+H league, but just for ratios, he has been killing it all year.

2. Now that Strider is in the rotation, would you prefer him over Kirby?

3. Also, 12 team mixed H2H and someone just outright dropped Teoscar. He is still worth a flyer over, say, Naquin and Marsh, right? I mean he was so good last year and those guys are fine, but the chance Teoscar finds his groove again is worth it methinks…

Thanks brah!

Mike
Mike
2 months ago

I have Kyle Lewis stuck in an IL spot. Would you drop Toescar to activate Lewis?

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 months ago

Would you drop T. Rogers(MIA) for a G. Kirby two step @ Balt and @ Tex?

Thank you

Skeezix
Skeezix
2 months ago

Hey Grey, I’ve got a hot mess at the back of my rotation. Which one do you go with this week?

Urquidy (@KC)
Ranger Suarez (SF)
Hunter Greene (@BOS)

I can choose “none of the above” given the risk and put Kittredge in, but he’s back June 3rd at the earliest.

Pinstripes
Pinstripes
2 months ago

Hey grey lost bum rendon, you like josh Rojas or dalbec better? Maybe you have a different guy who might be out there for a suggestion at 3b

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

1) Do you prefer Mahle or Cobb?

2) Renfroe says he’ll be ready on Friday, do you prefer him over Walker?

3) Baez was dropped, would you add him over Justin Turner?

4) Which side? Wheeler + Justin Turner for Story/Jazz + Melancon?

5) Do you prefer Story or Jazz?

Have a great memorial day!

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
2 months ago

6) Do you prefer Melancon or Soto?

Herschel
Herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to start one of the following. Who do you like?

Skubal vs Min
Kirby – @ bal, @ tex
Ray @ bal
Javier @ oak

Thanks!

Saint
Saint
2 months ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Daily Redraft

I currently roster Cease, Lauer, Framber, Sandoval, Morton, Cobb, T. Anderson, Ashby, Wood, Strider, Kikuchi

1). My Cobb for his DJ. Which side?

2). Rather have his Gleyber. Which pitcher should I offer? He declined Cobb

Thanks

Philip
Philip
2 months ago

I wish my dentures were as young as Nelson Cruz’s dentures.

Grey, would you dump LeMahieu in a 20-team dynasty keep everyone 6×6 with OPS. I picked up Morel and Rojas and they at least run and hit dingers on occasion.

Are you trading for Skubal or Cease in the same dynasty league?

Thanks, homie!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

Joe Ryan is starting to concern me. He’s been on Covid for (I think) about 2 weeks; and he was supposed to come back and start tomorrow. That was changed over the weekend. And I have no IL slots, so he’s been a drag on my roster. And if his delay proceeds much longer, he will probably be inning constrained and/or need a rehab.

Meanwhile, Carrasco is available, and SON loves his next two starts (Wash Wed; and @SD next week). Drop Ryan for Carrasco?

prey879
prey879
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

just fyi but ryan was only placed on IL on 5/25 so it’s been less than a week if that makes a difference

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  prey879
2 months ago

I know. But they said it would be 1-week, and they subsequently announced he’d start 1-June. Then they (w/o a statement) changed it. No further news. So obviously worse than originally envisioned.

I’m getting killed in every league due to reduced roster space. Looking for any opportunity to gain healthy bodies.

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 months ago

Oh Great Grey,

Can you rank these SS’s ros points league?

Anderson, Seager, Wander

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Bish
Bish
2 months ago

Grey, I need an OF this week for a points league. Can you rate your top 2?

Calhoun, Soler, Happ, Varsho

Alan
Alan
2 months ago

Good morning Grey 21 team 5&5 standard

offered HEIM and DOVAL for my STROMAN and NICK MARTINEZ

thoughts…I could use saves as Knuebal (puke) is my only closer

quinnmatt83
quinnmatt83
2 months ago

Drop Grayson Rodriguez to grab Strider?

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
2 months ago

Dalbec ROS or Walker?

Strider or Springs?

Lourdes may be getting hot. Agree? and hang on to him?

Thanks!

gmark
gmark
2 months ago

How close Menedez is the Ruiz ranking?

thanks again.

gmark
gmark
Reply to  gmark
2 months ago

Sorry, that should say, how close are Menedez and Ruiz.

J C
J C
2 months ago

Berrios is a frustrating guy to own. A couple weeks ago I traded Lourdes for him (with approvals!). Two quality starts and felt good about it. Now wondering if he is better than a few guys in the wire:
Ober? Yusei?
Maybe I just bench him against teams that can hit lol. I could grab Yusei and drop a bat like Tyrone or Joe. Thoughts?

richcatc
richcatc
2 months ago

Hey Grey hope you’re having a fabulous weekend…..

Please evaluate trade offer. My Lauer and K. Calhoun for Chisholm and Urquidy.

Also Michael Harris II over any of these players on my roster; Happ, Renfroe, O’Neil, Royce or Hoskins? I have 5 injured players now (Renfroe, O’Neil, T.Anderson, Royce and E.Rodriguez) and for only 3 IL spots.

Thanks!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
2 months ago

Good morning Grey!

My favorite part of the Pham story is that he apparently has the thinnest skin in the world when it comes to mild gif trash talk.

As to my question- with Tim Anderson going down, I either would have to start Nolan Gorman who was on my bench (8 games- 5 @Cubs, 3 vs SD), or could drop Gorman for Brendan Rodgers who is at home for 7 games. Make the move or hold?

Thanks!

mattdips
mattdips
2 months ago

Hey Grey—

1) Lots of Strider questions today! Would you drop Cobb or Anderson for him, ten team mixed?
2) (whispers quietly) would you drop Pham—or Adames — for any of Yepez, Bader, or Happ?
3) when do you think Riley Greene gets the call? This week or next?
Happy Memorial Day sir!

prey879
prey879
2 months ago

In a 12 team H2H league (Runs, RBIs, Ks, HRs, SLG, OBP, SB), who would be your 1 drop out of Christian Walker, Kole Calhoun, Randall Grichuk, Nolan Gorman or Wilmer Flores?

John
John
2 months ago

Drop marsh for soler?

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
2 months ago

Had a good laugh with the whole Pham story. Thanks!

Now to questions.. would you drop any of Kyle Lewis, Luis Urias, Matt Chapman, Tyler O’Neil, Brandon Lowe for Michael Harris II?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 months ago

Great work Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league

I’ve been offered Albies for my Gorman and Triston McKenzie… (I also have India on IL).
My other SPs are Cease, Gore, Trevor Rogers, Nola, Mahle, S. Gray, Luzardo (IL), Liberatore…

What do you think?

Thanks in advance

Gary C
2 months ago

ESPN points, today only, please rank top 3

1-Ashby @ ChiC
2-Strider @ Ariz
3-Peterson vs Wash
4-Bundy @ Det
5-Fedde @ NYM

Thanks