At one point in the 6th inning, Michael Kopech (7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.24) couldn’t see. He was blinded by a bug. The pitch clock was winding down, so he let it rip, and he said later, “I still don’t know where that pitch was that I threw. It was a strike, so it’s good. Seby [Zavala] came out and actually blew in my eye and got the bug out.” That bug, Flik, was voiced by Canadian heartthrob, Dave Foley. I don’t know how long Dave Foley’s been sitting in Kopech’s eye, but, with the success he’s been having recently, made we shouldn’t be so fast to blow our hot breath into his face, unless it was meant as an ode to Prom season by Seby. That is always worth commemorating. So, I try avoid doing a lede about the same guy but, way back in the first week of the season, I wrote about Michael Kopech because he looked so bad. Well, not exactly. I wrote, “There’s no direct evidence that the more handsome a pitcher, the more he’s going to screw you over — that we know of. We just haven’t studied it yet! Someone take a ruler and measure the distance between the eyes on Michael Kopech. Now measure the inches on his curve break. Do they match? The golden ratio that is his cheekbones, is that equal to his current 13.50 ERA? This is not eugenics, because we’re doing it for fantasy baseball purposes and not fantasy exterminations.” And that’s me quoting me! Well, we’re back here again, because we have to keep an open mind — someone grab me the head opener! — and Michael Kopech now has two great starts in a row. Since that first game of the season, Kopech only really has one other disaster. His velocity is up; his strikeouts are up; his command is better (in his last two starts) and, while not exactly performing at the level of his last two starts without luck — he needs to disallow homers on the reg — he’s looking more inline with the starter who we thought was going to be back when he was a top prospect. Was thought to be a slider-first pitcher, he’s relied on it less, while throwing it harder. It could be the recipe for success he needs. Either that, or someone put a bug back in his eye. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Owen Miller – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, as he hit cleanup, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 2nd day out of days where I’ve mentioned him. Yesterday, I gave you my Owen Miller fantasy. Don’t let guys stay hot on waivers.
Willy Adames – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .204. I like Adames, so don’t take this the wrong way, but it’s wild how Counsell sticks with him in the two-hole. If Counsell’s batting stance is any indication, his mind works in weird ways.
Brian Anderson – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer. Let’s just be happy I remember his name is Brian not Brett, and move on.
Adrian Houser – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.25. Streamonator hates Houser’s guts. Like, it’s not nice, SON. He has been able to command his pitches well, so hate feels too much. A little meh? Yeah.
Marcus Semien – 1-for-5 and his 8th homer, hitting .299. His homer was a leadoff shot. Semien really knows how to make a splash!
Martin Perez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.83. Martin Perez isn’t good. He’s involved in a multi-year campaign to make himself seem good so you pick him up and he finally regresses.
Edouard Julien – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, that’s in 13 games. He’s also batting leadoff. Ed o u ar d man, huh?
Carlos Correa – Out with a bruised heel. Technically, any injury to him means he’s a bruised heel.
Anthony DeSclafani – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.43. Starting to feel like The Last Days of Disco. Still, man, he’s been more valuable than you could’ve hoped.
Francisco Alvarez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .253. Speaking like a three-year-old, “We’re Fran’s stans!”
Kodai Senga – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.94. Is it bad that all I can think is at least he won’t be starting at Coors? Is it bad that I want my starters to start less? I think it might be.
Nico Hoerner – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .295. Nico Hoerner homering is like Santa’s Little Helper and Snowball walking in on their hind legs and saying “WE…LOVE…YOU…” because they are desperate for attention. Give it a rest, Hoerner! We all love Morel now!
Marcus Stroman – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.95. Not quite getting the strikeouts like we all would like to see, but maybe we prefer the wrong things. Maybe we should prefer a guy who is actually pitching well, instead of a guy who is pitching poorly who is supposedly good. Just a thought.
Ha-Seong Kim – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .237. Have nothing to say for Kim other than, the Gnats are a better team than the Padres. My God, the Padres suck. That team is like the Harlem Globetrotters if it lost every night to the Washington Generals. Just insane BDE that gets hosed every night tripping over its own D.
Evan Longoria – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. Don’t think we’ve had one Zombino sighting this year. Score one for brain custard. This Longo long-dongo likely won’t be a Zombino either, because Longoria doesn’t play anywhere close to every day. Thankfully.
Trea Turner – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Simply the best! Better than all the rest! What perfect timing from T. Turner. Only thing that would’ve made this better is if he homered off a mad Max. RIP.
Steven Matz – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.72. Maybe I’m just a cynic, but I was half-expecting Oli Marmol to see enough from Matz by the 2nd inning, and bring in Liberatore with the Cards down four runs. That would’ve been when I threw my TV out the window.
Lars Nootbaar – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. With Treat Urner and Nootbaar going deep, it was the WBC all over again. Or a weird dream in the snack bar at Ikea.
Brendan Donovan – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer. I’m hurting for power in one league, then I realize Donovan only has four homers, and I have Steven Kwan, and CJ Abrams, who’s been the best guy on my team for power, and–Okay, pretty clear why I have no homers.
Matt McLain – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in 2 games. Cincy is such a forgiving ballpark that you can hit a fly ball two feet short of a homer, and an outfielder will still alley-oops it out.
Ben Lively – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.65. I’m sorry, did you say Ben Lively? Isn’t that a Disney star? Does he know what happened to Amanda Bynes? Ben Lively has 131 career innings, yet a player page so lengthy that it needs a scroll.
Riley Greene – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .291. Know what kind of year Greene’s putting together? One where he will be a sleeper next year. I mean, there’s still time for him to have a huge 70% of the season, but it just doesn’t feel like it’s coming. Rosterable? Absolutely. Valuable for some leagues? Sure. But a huge breakout? Meh, maybe.
Gleyber Torres – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th and 9th homer. Gleyber is on a list of guys I get asked about dropping and I can’t really understand it.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Israeli Diner Falafel knows chicks dig the long ball. Also knows chickpeas.
Nestor Cortes – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.30. Sometimes I think it’s better to lose a guy rather than going down with the ship. Nestor’s that this year. He’s not being unlucky; he’s just not being good.
Ryan Mountcastle – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Mountcastle in Yankee Stadium as his home park is challenging Pete Alonso for the home run lead.
Adam Frazier – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. Adam Frazier has six times as many homers as Jose Abreu. *laughing as I slide under desk and begin to cry*
Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer. Think this might’ve been the first home run I’ve had from Ohtani. My God is this nectar sweet!
Mike Trout – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. Hmm, gonna research who this guy is and get back to you!
Zach Neto – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Don’t want to get too wrapped up in this because Neto hasn’t exactly earned it, but it is odd that the Angels keep trying to make Taylor Ward a leadoff guy while batting Neto ninth. Phil Nevin looks like he might be the dumbest manager in the majors, which is saying something, so I won’t belabor.
Corey Kluber – Moved to the bullpen. The Red Sox rotation is like the world’s tallest midget contest being held on top of quicksand.
James Paxton – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.14. Everyone last week, “Paxton is good again! Let’s get in on him!” This week, “My butt hurts.”
Jonathan Davis – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Hmm, okay, J.D. Davis has the worst superhero name.
Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 14th homer. Only thing odd about Soler right now in Coors is he only has one home run per game.
Bryce Elder – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.01. Learned a lesson this year that I think I learn every year, so I don’t really ever learn it. I dropped Elder a few weeks ago, because he had tough upcoming matchups, before the correction, rather than wait for it. Streamonator has his next start as barely positive, and I’m raspberrying my lips. It looks great to me!
Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Ozuna looks like a cheap man’s Soler. Call him Duracell Solar Battery.
Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer. Was looking at Olson in the box score and I couldn’t help noticing Michael Harris II. Is that the best schmohawk post I’ve written? No, but it’s pretty freakin’ close. Holy crap has he been garbage! Wow, he sucks!
Mookie Betts – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer. Mookie Best!
Tony Gonsolin – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.82. Gastroenterologist said on the side of my ulcer it reads, “Rooting for Gonsolin to regress.”
Teoscar Hernandez – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .236. Is he Jorge Soler or better? Is Marcell Ozuna or better? I don’t know. I think better than the latter, and I think I know which one is the latter.
Bryce Miller – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.15. If we’re having a Miller Off, Bryce is walking away with the Miller Crown right now.
Danny Jansen – Left yesterday’s game with groin tightness. Contact your Scandinavian cousin Jansport and get a backpack filled with ice.
Shane McClanahan – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.97. Only mentioning McClanahanananananananan because I know if I don’t someone will comment, “You didn’t mention McClanahan! You’re so dumb!” See, I fear you guys. As if a top five starter going well needs to be mentioned.
Jose Siri – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, 2nd homer in the last three games, and four homers in the last eight games. Went looking to make a joke that Siri was the worst hitter on the 1927 Yanks, and found a guy on that Yankees team named Urban Shocker, and I can’t beat that. Jose Siri, you are Urban Shocker.
Luke Raley – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Why doesn’t he just play every day? *moves finger down page to Subsection 4B of the new CBA* “Here, here! I found it! It says each team must carry at least one terrible hitter.” That’s the Rays being told they can’t get rid of Brandon Lowe.
Who should I drop? Taj Bradley or Louie Varland?
Thanks. I also have McKenzie coming back from IL, is he worth dropping Taj Bradley for?
france figured it out, like that time olson had his hamate removed and went crazy on everybody’s ass immediately, france getting hit in wrist jerked his messed up mechanics back to good. that’s now 3 HR’s in around his first 184 at bats, 2 in 4 post wrist hit. this’ll be extremely funny if this continues (as was olson at the time).
JD or Lourdes
Is Manaea a set up man now?
My OF is Yordan, Renfroe, Bader, Harris, Rooker and Profar (for homestand). We play five so starting this group is shaky in a 12 teamer.
Hold Profar or swap out for one of Kirilloff,Kiermeier, Taveras, McCarthy
kirilloff should just be owned, probably mccarthy soon (he will be by somebody soon, crazy kirilloff isn’t).
Gotta drop one of these three in a 14 team 5×5 standard roto – who do I drop?
Jake McCarthy (had him stashed in NA)
Albies or Machado in NL-only roto?
Give Soler and Ed-Rod for Schwarber in time for June-Schwarbs? OPS league.
Sure if you don’t need EdRod, could backfire in a big way
A couple questions to end the day!!
A) McCarthy or Mervis (or could drop Jason Adams … we start 4 RP’s and I have both Fairbanks and Adams starting) … or just hold?
B) Which side of the following deals in an ESPN, 5X5, head to head, 6 player keeper (my current crew of keepers include Acuna, Tatis, Tucker, Carroll, Betts, Bichette … so likely not keeping Jordan Walker next year.
-Give: Muncy, Jordan Walker (trading partner values Walker as a keeper next year)
**Devers replaces Muncy as my starting 3b**
-Give: Pasquitino, Jordan Walker
Receive Matt Olson
**Olson replaces Pasquitino as my starting 1b**
-Both deals are with the same owner
** If you like both, which do you like better?
In both deals, If owner was hesitant to go, would you be willing to add Matt Mervis or Matt McClain to the deal as a sweetner?? Thinking offer Mervis first (try to keep McClain).
Appreciate the help!
A. Mervis B. Devers — fine to add a sweetener of either…Mervis first is fine
Thanks, would you be willing to use Morel as a sweetener for Devers? Morel’s underlying metrics look are a little scary …
What we thinking about Faedo? 22K/1BB since his call up… mirage?
Not a mirage, worth picking up potentially
Jake McCarthy helped me win some money last year, so I have a soft spot for him. With him coming back up after hitting well the last few games would you look to add over Hot Schmatato guys like DeJong or Conforto with ROS upside? Or just keep an eye on him for now? He hit like .460, with 2HRs in his last 8 AAA games.
Can try over Conforto
Kopech or Paxton?
Do you like Rooker or MacCarthy as a 4th OF in a 14T mixed obp & Ks league?
Think Rooker’s cooked?
Rooker, might be cooked tho
Taj Bradley & Brent Rooker or Bryan Reynolds?
Rooker/Taj, it’s fair
Kbrian hayes or Spencer steer ROS?
kinda depends on needs
looks like j.lawrence time, woah! in COL
just kicked dicklovelady out in 14 teamer saves only for him. could be bard or bird too i guess.
Candelario or Senzel?
Trea Turner/Morel/Verdugo or Orlando Arcia/Kyle Tucker/Yoshida ?
treat earner side for me.
yr right, this soler power only once per @ COL game is getting tiresome
Bottom barrel OF spot tonight.
Weimer vs. Alexander or
O. Cabrera vs. Gibson
I own nate lowe and christian walker. Would you trade lowe or walker for Morton or Freddy P?
Lowe…Morton seems fair
Would you rather do nate lowe for morton or christain walker for bassitt
I’ve asked this before but it’s a big decision in a keep forever and Julio Rodriguez has heated up recently.
Do you still prefer Tatis over Julio and how close is it? Tatis has had so many injuries and drama that longer term JRod may outproduce and be the better asset but we have seen special things from Tatis before.
Julio-Tatis, flip a coin, prolly will be ranked within 5 spots of each other next year
I have Gausman in a 12 team keep 10 league. I was offered a 12th round pick next year (second round after keepers), Bibee, Cowser, Dustin May.
My team is borderline competitive this year, but unlikely I finish top 3. Does that seem like a good deal? I don’t love the idea of trading Gausman, but it’s tempting.
Still trying to trade away HR, with Alonso the only one gathering any interest. No one seems to believe or want Schwarber, Tellez, Jung, Chapman. Already failed at getting Verlander or Strider one-for-one for Pete.
Thanks. And, since it feels like a Friday, have a great weekend!
Who in each group has the best chance to be a long time contributor not just a hot or bench bat?
1. Profar, Kirilloff, Siri,
2. Burger, Bohm, Kirilloff, Taveras
harris has gotta (so far anyway) been one of the best schmohawk posts of the last few years that didn’t include injuries that weren’t known at time of writing them. even if he comes back it’ll likely be on a dead team or somebody else’s team in regular 12’ers redraft.
i just looked this up and it shocked me, harris i never bought at this year price i thought since his metrics were pretty bad and his price was crazy expensive, but i’m mostly going off rudy’s OPS rater on this stuff (and QS/holds) as i’m mostly those leagues. i figured his ADP was a lot off of his preseason rating, but he was about tied for 30th (with strider at $24), and his ADP was 31st (26th-33rd at cbs, yahoo, RTS, NFBC, espn a lot lower (61st), and fantrax (46th)) so really i might’ve just gotten lucky to own him nowhere.
I hated the price
you had him preseason at 25th worth $25 (tied with 5 others), barely over the OPS rater. with the “do not draft” stuck on him, similar to g.cole (you had tied with him, and clearly wouldn’t ever get cole at 25th). from OPS rater i was likely targetting olson if i had a pick between 25-31st, or arozarena. in one OBP/total bases 14 teamer went tucker, riley (at 22nd, he fell there), arozarena, ceager, l.castillo with first 5 picks (3 OF with 3 utils, not 5 OF there)
Ozzie and lance lynn or wheeler and france
wow, i’d have no idea how to play in a league shallow enough such that b.elder got dropped (i mean i’d know what to do with that drop only, but not if a bunch of others doing that got dropped, who to hold and for how long would be unchartered territory).
i’m over here celebrating to being earlier than most on b.lively (who i was tricked into thinking was a prospect, till noticed he was pretty awful years ago with less innings each year across PHI/KC), and happy enough to have ratio issues this matchup enough in some h2h’s he was easily started. i saw lively last night and his slider must be tunneling really well, a bunch of guys looked bad (goldy/arenado/will con 1/edman at least). i woke up after the NYY start on him for deep spots, said F it in h2h’s where i’m behind going into yesterday. his GB/FB rate is like triple previously seen or near that (i’m certain that stuff hasn’t stabilized yet, maybe not ever though on him as he’s got so few innings ever, only 50 same season once and that the longest ago)
Hey Grey, you seem really high on Owen Miller (rightly so). We get limited moves (one per week), so curious if you still like him long-term, or more to see if he can keep this going? I ask because I already have Luis Urias on my bench, and he looks close to a return – wondering if that will cut into Miller’s playing time. I’m contemplating my next claim (wouldn’t be dropping Urias in any case – I have much s&$ttier guys to lose).
should cut into winker’s but probably miller and him.
Not worth using a claim
just saw somebody use the 2 on him in a medium 14 teamer (deep benches, but shallowish starting hitting), seemed crazy to me. owner did have lemahieu as starting 2B, so a need there.
Stream Lib tomorrow @CLE against SON’s advice, right?
hey Grey – how do you rank Bibee, Kopech, Luzardo & Berrios?
I picked up Royce Lewis last week, someone offered me Helsley for him.
I’m middle of the pack in Saves, take it or leave it?
Nico or Thairo?
And how would you rank Mateo/McClain/DeJong/Royce
Nico…McLain, DeJong, Royce
Grey! 12 TM AL only 5×5 ROTO dynasty
I’m currently in 1st place by 15 points. I have 58 pts out of 60 for the batting categories and 42 points out of 60 for the Pitching categories.
My pitchers are suspect…
Cease, Eflin, Bryce Miller, Louie Varland, Griffin Canning, Holmes, Fairbanks, Jason Adam and Wandy Peralta
I also have Maeda, Whitlock and German sitting in my IL slots.
I have been offered Gerrit Cole, DJ Lemahieu and Triston Casas for Rafael Devers and Jake Bauers.
I know Cole is a sell in your opinion, but in my scenario is it worth the shot? I wouldn’t keep Devers or cole/lemahieu for next year but I would keep Casas.
I don’t like it…trade a lesser bat for a lesser arm
Would you trade Vinny P and Brandon Lowe for Pressley
I can absorb the loss of the hitters
What do you think?
Or Boone could have thanked Nestor for his efforts after 6 and let his pen work with a four run lead instead of a one run lead.
Nestor’s my #1 now after trading Max for Altuve – I need good vibes only!
Catcher question….Langeliers or Francisco Alvarez in a 5×5 standard roto, daily lineups?
You would you trade joe ryan for bryce harper? Would you trade joe ryan for bryce harper if you owned kelenic and teoscar?
Do you think harper has that much more value than kelenic or teoscar?
Hey Grey, hope you are well.
Drop Brady Singer for either Gavin Stone or Bobby Miller?
As someone who drafted Singer, dropped him and then streamed him last time out, I’d drop him for just about anybody.
this close to having to drop singer in 10 team AL only h2h (quantrill’s going first maybe, for any number of IR’d guys back in weeks). just did it in 16’s fairly lately. he’s been streamer in any of my leagues shallower prior to that last start and should’ve been in the 16’s earlier.
I need an arm for a bat. My bench is Nimmo, Moncada, Moniak, and Happ. If you were going to cut TWO, who’d it be and who’s first to go?
Best 2 bench bats:
Right on top of it – thanks man!
12 Cat League – R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG and IP/W/ERA/WHIP/K per 9/ SV + HD
Which side wins this trade?
Side A: Bryan Reynolds, Hunter Greene
Side B: Brandon Nimmo, Taj Bradley, Brent Rooker
Thanks G! Same league, who do you think wins this trade? Yoshida for Giolito
Drop Bohm, Nimmo or Michael Harris for Owen Miller? 11tm pts lg.
Glad you dont hate your Elders anymore. :)
so……12 team keeper obp
In second place so going for it, My power is ok but could use Runs/SBs. A rebuilding team offered me Walls/Gimenez for a prospect (James Wood)
Current Team: Varsho/Vlad/Stott/CSeager/Devers/Judge/Adolis/Seiya/Nootbaar/JLowe/Moncada/Pena/Thomas/Wade Jr/JDDavis/Straw
My pitching has been good so need to change anything atm.
1) Is it worth doing the deal?
2) If I had to drop two guys after who would you pick?
Haha….1. Sounds fine 2. Davis, Moncada
happ and m vargas too much for j lowe or send that in a heartbeat?
Another crap start from Manoah, safe to drop him in 10 team head to head league and pick up Bello?
Yes, move on
IP, Ks, Whip, HRs stared Mikolas today who to risk next between Braxton @ Coors or Varland vs Jays?
5×5 dynasty trade
Royce Lewis and Gavin Williams for
Michael Harris… Which side wins?
Your boy jammers won it all. Why?? Hahaha
Haha, that’s been a big problem with the show in recent years too right? It’s not clear from the edit who is going to win…It seemed like Caroline’s game to win, and she got zero votes
Totally. Even the chick who I thought liked chicks but got a man on the island said she was going to vote for her and didn’t. I don’t think he won but I rarely agree with the chosen winner.
She was so annoying, but she at least did something! What did Jam Jam do?
He didn’t do squat except peeps liked him and the show wanted a politically correct winner again (not that there’s anything wrong with it… cue Ante Seinfeld quote).
Why are you still not getting on that island hahaha
I wish I knew
I need a 2B to bench Gimenez until he starts to fog a mirror.
In what order –
Adam Frazier, Owen Miller, Drury
J-Rod, Riley and Leiter Jr too much for Swanson/Bett/Doval ? 12 teamer
Thanks for your suggestion about picking up Soler!
1. I wouldn’t back up Lowe 2. Owen over Duran
Very interesting thought! When you say not to back up Lowe, just take a zero for that day and better use that spot for additional depth at another position. Is that what you mean?
I just understand how clever your idea was of picking up Owen Miller. Since he can also play 1B, then I don’t need Josh Naylor and have an open spot. Very nice!
If you have Owen Miller, he can back him up
I have Tellez and Christian Walker and thinking of dangling one in a trade package. Who you do like ROS in general? I also have option to keep either next year, Tellez as a 9th rounder and Walker as a 6th – how much does that change things?
Hey Grey. Is it time to drop Chapman for Soler? Thanks!
Hunter Greene a streamer in 12s ? His upcoming schedule is tough, Cubs/Boston/Dodgers/Cardinals
How do you rank Bibee, Taj Bradley, Eury Perez, and Bobby Miller for ROS?
You did, maybe flip Eury and Taj
Do you still like Freddy KGB? He got dropped in my league and it looks like May was just a result of a tough schedule. Any underlining concerns with him that I’m not aware of?
Yeah, didn’t want to draft him, but I would pick him up for free
A guy in my league season is washed, and he is looking for prospects and draft picks. It
s a 12 team 5x5 h2h obp qs keeper league. Each guy keeps 5 players (either 3 batters or 2 pitchers, or 2 batters 3 pitchers).
I have two first round picks for next year, and was offered Julio Rodriguez for one of my first round picks+Jordan Walker (whos on my NA).
Do I take this and run? and whos my drop?
Mateo, Paredes, McClain, Soler,Correa, or I can lose McGill, Ill just have a packed batting bench.
Megill* and sorry for the messed up font, I dont know what happens on this computer lol
I am facing a roster logjam when T McKenzie returns from IL maybe next week. I am already carrying one too many SP. Who is the drop from my rotation below? Trying to work a trade but nothing reasonable offered yet. I’m reluctant to give up on Musgrove this early. Leaning towards dropping one of the rookies. Thoughts on first drop and a second drop if need be? Thanks Grey!
owen miller or lourdes?
Points League ROS, please rank
Bibee, Berrios, Kopech, Detmers, J. Gray
Kirilloff, Conforto, Wade, Frazier
Bibee, Jon Gray
no idea who frazier is…but kiri, conforto
Adam Frazier, but clearly doesn’t matter…
So Bibee, Jon Gray then everyone else in the order I have them? The remaining helps with trade value, etc.
Thanks again for your help.
Yeah, No problem
Thoughts on Tanner Houck getting into the rotation?
thinking of adding him and dropping Moncada or one of my RPs (Michael king)
With Bobby Miller having better success then Stone, do you think either with stay on the roster with Once Urias is back and Michael Grove looking good in his rehab assignment (4.1in, 7k, 1walk)
Yes, lose Moncada — who knows on Urias, but I’d guess Stone needs to actually pitch well to stay in the rotation
should I use my waiver on Bobby miller? or wait on Galvin williams who if he gets called up, will stay in the rotation?
Use your waiver on Miller
Who do I keep? Chafin (Arizona committee) or Graveman (CWS committee).
How would you rank these rough steaming options I have to consider over the next few days? Probably will have to choose three.
Jon Gray @ Bal
Andrew Heaney @ Bal
Jordan Montgomery @ Cle
MacKenzie Gore @ KC
Gray, Heaney, Gore
Gotcha. Bahut shu-kri-yaa!
For a 12 team redraft, Gunnar is a sore spot, and I don’t think I can get a fungo hitter if I try and trade him. Is it time to drop for either Abrams, the Washington Luis Garcia, or Chris Taylor?
I own Heim. Should I drop for Francisco Alvarez or Tyler Stephenson?
Tim Anderson, McLain, or DeJong? 5cat redraft. I have them in that order but I’m dumb. Tim is REALLY struggling
16tm keeper trade offer I was just sent…
My Hal Ramirez($1) for his J.Berrios($11).
I’m in need of some SP,my offense is good. I realize Berrios hasnt been Berrios for a while but getting him for almost nothing(I grabbed hal off waivers), plus Berrios’ last 5ish starts aren’t god awful. What say you? Yeah, meh or Nah?
Works for me
Excellent work Grey!
points league…Doyle or O Miller?
10 team weekly H2H: Standard + OPS
A: Julio, Riley, Cease, Ed-Rod
B: JoRam, Mullins, Eovaldi, one of Bello or Varland
The only time Soler doesn’t homer is when I pick him up. He had three hits in the ten days I carried him, and that was in the same game! Curse of the smurf. Same crap with Luke Raley.
I just pick up players I hate now, just so they go 0fer whatever.
Hahaha, papa smurf!
What would you bid in a keeper league for Gunnar?
How many teams? Can you bid zero? Do you need him?
12 teams. Hard to say if I can bid zero, he was kind of overpriced in the draft so I feel like some people really want him and can’t say if that shine has faded.
I don’t really have a SS or 3B that is keeper material so willing try him out but want to keep it low to make it worth it as a keeper if he meets expectations by the end of this season.
Thanks, I was thinking around that number too.
Got beat by $2. I should have guessed because the guy is hoarding all the SS in the league. Why is he so greedy!?
1 I own Muncy (10 team). Cut for Vargas or Owen Miller?
2 I own Jarren Duran (12 team). Cut for Lamonte Wade; Maneses, Conforto, or Owen Miller?
1. Vargas 2. Owen
Cut Muncy for Vargas? Is Muncy injured?
Grey, another trade idea. Sal Perez and Verdugo for Reynolds and Volpe. Have F. Alvarez at C if need be. Thanks in advance.