Guess I pointed you to the wrong White Sox prospect in Friday’s Buy.  Hahaha, no.  I didn’t.  I pointed you to a top hitting prospect that can help you this year.  Michael Kopech is a rookie pitcher.  A boneheaded one.  He used to date the daughter of the crazy white lady from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, then he started that girl from Riverdale, and I guess when I say Kopech is boneheaded, I should explain I wouldn’t mind boneheading like him.  Yo dude is a baller!  He’s also legit dopey.  At one point, he broke his hand by punching his teammate.  This guy has years of ridiculousness headed our way, and we should be grateful for that.  As grateful because he’s the top pitching prospect on Prospect Ralph’s top 500 fantasy baseball prospects, and PR’s said, “Kopech is in my opinion the top ‘fantasy baseball’ pitching prospect in the game. What I mean by that is, on, say, a mainstream list (see: BA, BP, BABP, Fangraphs, etc.) they’ll focus more on the risk vs. upside balance.  Me, I’m going upside, as you always should with pitching prospects in fantasy.  Kopech has the potential to lead MLB in strikeouts one day, with his plus-plus triple digit fastball that runs in on righties, a plus slider that flashes plus-plus at times, and an improving changeup. Kopech has all-world stuff, unlike Grey who has all-stupid stuff.”  What the hell, brah?!  Real world comparison, Kopech is Syndergaard with command issues right now, but those could clear up quickly; he’s only 22.  He’s a grab in all leagues, but as I said in the opening, rookie pitchers provide headaches, so expectations in Czech.  (Damn, should’ve never bought that discounted Siri.)  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Psyche!  Before we get into the roundup, just wanted to point out our fantasy football leagues are currently signing up, you have a one in three shot of winning $250 (odds may vary depending on if you’re calculating odds correctly.)  Anyway II, the roundup:

Reynaldo Lopez – 2 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.72.  …and that’s the story about when a streamer became a colonic.  It’s called the Cleveland Streamer.

Jace Fry – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, and first since May, and around the fifth guy the White Sox have tried as their closer since Soria left.  The White Sox closer shituation is like playing Press Your Luck.  No Jeanmar!  No Xavier!  No Avilan!  Damn, whammy!

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  He has seven hits in August, and three home runs.  He’s either in an impressive month-long game of charades when he’s acting out Adam Dunn — Hey, Palka, guess Adam Dunn already! — or Garcia is in the midst of an atypical streak for him.

Tim Anderson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting .245.  At this point, anything we get from him is gravy, but not all gravies are made the same.  Three homers and steals for him in the 2nd half is a particularly lumpy gravy.

Ryan O’Hearn – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  He has those four homers in only 12 games, so obvious hot schmotato qualities here, but I’ve resisted mentioning him because his minor league numbers are so sad.  You O’heard?

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (27), hitting .303.  Also, in this game, Alex Gordon (1-for-4) had a slam (9) and legs (5). Or as they say in France, Royales with steals.

Chris Sale – Back to the DL with more shoulder inflammation.  Well, you gotta give it to the Sawx for their commitment to pretending Sale is actually injured.  I guess if he’s saying he’s injured we can’t…wait for it…here it comes…oh, boy, it’s good…shoot, left it in my car…okay, Cougs is in the car about to read it to me…here it comes…I guess if he’s saying he’s injured we can’t discount Sale!

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4 and his 24th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games as he somehow worked his way back into playing time.  Not saying he doesn’t deserve playing time –  All respect to Ji-Man Choi and all — but Cron has somehow lost all his playing time in Tampa in the last month.  Cron might consider no longer sleeping with managers’ daughters.

Melky Cabrera – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, and hitting near.375 in the last week with three homers.  You gotta love Melk cerealiously.

Zack Godley – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.44.  Grey on Friday, “I’m going to start Robbie Ray and Godley this weekend vs. the Padres, what do I have to lose?”  Grey on Sunday, “Fantasy leagues, specifically.  That’s what I have to lose.”

David Peralta – 2-for-5 and his 23rd homer, hitting .300.  Everything he touches turns to gold!  Maybe it’s their proximity.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  At least he’s been moved out of the three hole with him and his “hitting .185 in the last week” steelo.  By the way, I learned “steelo” on my browser dictionary because that’s my steelo!

Justin Turner – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 9th homer.  He was one of the few Dodgers to not steal yesterday.  Herrmann was replaced by the gender-specific Mike Zunino in the third inning, because Herrmann had allowed four steals in three innings.  Speaking of steals allowed, I found out some sad news yesterday.  Long-time SAGNOF writer, Smokey, is stepping down.  We’ll be replacing him, but there’s only one Smoke.  *pours malt liquor out*

Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  When Kiké trots around the bases on a home run, he should start by doing the KiKi Challenge.

Ervin Santana – Hit the DL with “was never really healthy from his last injury, but the Twins were hoping to trade him so they brought him back.”  It’s curable, but likely after an offseason of rest.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .294.  I told you he didn’t retire in July.  Dur.

Jake Cave – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer in 149 ABs.  Mr. Prorater, “If the Twins play one game that goes into the 4,504th inning with Cave getting 2083 ABs, he will break Bonds’ single season home run record.”

Max Kepler – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer.  He’s hitting near-.275 in the last week with two homers.  If that gives you an erection for longer than a minute or two, you should see a doctor.

Stephen Strasburg – Will return on Wednesday.  Last week when he said he was returning on Tuesday, I said I’d bet you he won’t throw 25 IP this year.  Do I hear 20?

Gio Gonzalez – 4 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA up to 4.51, as he was rocked by the Marlins.  There’s a phrase heard about as often as, “That Kardashian was my inspiration to become a brain surgeon.”

J.T. Riddle – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Sonavabench!  He’s on my Tout Wars bench.  Alas, he does seem like a hot schmotato, though garbage pitching might’ve helped him this weekend.

Starlin Castro – 5-for-6, 3 runs, hitting .287.  On the year, he has 45 RBIs, that’s with 374 ABs in the 3rd, 4th and 5th spot of the order.  Cust kayin’.

Isaac Galloway – 3-for-5, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (1).  He was a top ten Marlin prospect.  Dot dot dot.  In 2010.  He’s now about to turn 29 years old.  Galloway’s claim to fame up until now is being picked up by a guy in your league with a cracked iPhone screen.  “Holy crap, someone dropped Gallo?!”  Moments later, “Damn, I really need to visit that U Break, We Fix mall kiosk.”

Jose Urena – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.50.  Well, yeah, sure, because everyone was Mr. Hotstepper when they got in the batter’s box vs. him.

Yu Darvish – Will undergo an MRI after pitching one inning of a rehab start at South Bend.  Would be more appropriate if Darvish took his elbow to No Bend.

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.36.  Even his ‘good’ starts are barely good.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer, hitting .244, and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Was surprised he was only owned in 80% of fantasy leagues.  Guess I overestimated how many fantasy leagues Joe Buck plays in.

Joe Musgrove – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.31.  Look at his ERA.  Allow your inner monologue to point out that we’re almost through August.  Now look at those other pitchers on your team.  Yup.

Jimmy Nelson – Threw a bullpen session on Saturday.  You in March, “I’m going to draft Jimmy Nelson because my wife always says I can’t plan for the future.  This will show her!”  You now, “Honey, I’m divesting our retirement plan, planning for the future is dumb.”

Jhoulys Chacin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.58.  If you throw out his one start against the Dodgers, where you shouldn’t have started him anyway, his ERA since the All-Star break is 1.42 in 31 2/3 IP.  “Put it right next to my computer!”  That’s me yelling to the cherrypicker operator where to park it.

Daniel Poncedeleon – The Cards bumped Luke Weaver from the rotation for Poncedeleon aka the first guy who thought Florida would make a great place for retirees.  Here’s a hint you’re doing things wrong, if a team bumps a guy from the rotation and he’s still on your fantasy team.  As for Poncedeleon, he’s going to start on Tuesday in Los Angeles, and I’d take a wait-and-see approach.  By the way, that’s Los Angeles LA, not Los Angeles Anaheim.

Luis Severino – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  Crazy to me that the Yankees keep sending Severino out there instead of just DL’ing him for two weeks.  They have a fairly comfortable Wild Card lead and blah blah blah–Sorry, I started to sound like a MLB TV pundit or some shizz.

Didi Gregorius – Might hit the DL.  He bruised his heel after colliding with Kendrys Morales.  Didi ran into Kendrys, fell to the ground and Kendrys brushed his shoulder like he felt dandruff falling.  Didi looked like someone who was going out for an audition to be the Kool-Aid Man and overestimated his ability to run through a wall.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .248.  Kendrys isn’t a great hitter anymore, but he’s a worse turnstile.

Randal Grichuk – 2-for-4 and his 17th homer.  He seems to have been hot since the All-Star break, so it’s time we go look at his actual stats vs. what I’m thinking.  Brace yourself, this can be dangerous, like waking a sleepwalker.  Since the break, he has 6 HRs and is hitting ~.260 in 110 ABs.  Woof.  His “hot streak” is around that of a 5th outfielder.

Ryan Borucki – 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.27.  I’m so glad I listened to Fodor’s and came to this cave-converted-bar in Afghanistan.  While I use the bathroom, I’m going to leave my Fanta unattended on the bar.  *five hours later*  Hey, how come that guy is loading WMDs into my colon?  AHHHHH!!!  ROOFIE!!!

Trevor Cahill – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.12.  I admittedly just looked at the Stream-o-Nator for Cahill, which is full-on stupid for a guy who has a 3.12 ERA in the final home stretch of August.  I’m over here struggling on the reg — streggling? — with Robbie Ray and worried about starting Cahill?  I deserve a nuggie.

Khris Davis – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 35th and 36th homers.  I know this is sacrilegious, coming from me especially, but is there a big difference between Davis and Giancarlo?

Matt Chapman – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer, hitting .276, and moved to the two-hole, hitting close to .350 in the 2nd half.  Maybe he can sneeze on Matt Olson.

Alex Bregman – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .280.  Bregman or Correa in 2019?  Is it even close?

Yuli Gurriel – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .280, and his 2nd homer in four games.  Could be a light schmotato, but Altuve returns this week and will bump Gurriel down the lineup.  For what it’s Werth, Altuve isn’t a schmotato, but more of a Spud Webb.

Mike Foltynewicz – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.72.  No, he’s not quite that good a pitcher, but his Ks are way up this year with his velocity.  In other words, Faultywirewitz is a better pitcher than at any point in his career, just not quite as good as his ERA appears.

DJ LeMahieu – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd in as many games, hitting near.350 in the last week, hitting .275 on the year, and moved this weekend into a tie for 175th on the list of all-time famous DJs, right behind D.J. Tanner, and in front of the DJ at your Senior Prom.

David Dahl – 2-for-3, 1 run and his 5th steal, hitting .276, as he hit third yesterday.  “This year has more three-hole hitters who platoon than any other year,” said my sock puppet I labeled, “Eliaz Spurts Pure-oh,” to avoid trademark lawsuits.

Hunter Strickland – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, in the 6th inning, as he activated from the DL and Pablo Sandoval was moved to the 60-day DL.  When asked what’s wrong with Sandoval, the Giants responded, “Diabetes.”  Strickland should get saves again at some point this season, but the Giants are saying they’re slowly going to work him back in, so hopefully he never gets saves again.  I own him, so no ulterior motives.  Instead, I’d like to see him pay karmically for punching a goddamn door.

Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.05.  A bum is used to take out the garbage.  A Bum should not itself be garbage.  Not to mention, Bum is confusing my interpretation of Cake By The Ocean.

Jose Peraza – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  He’s been top 12 on the Player Rater for shortstops.  Behind him…Oh, this is gonna hurt…Carlos Correa.  It’s not really close, tee bee aitch.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  He hit this homer off Andrew Suarez.  That could make it uncomfortable on the set of their Latin American makeover show, “Suarii for the Straight Guy.”

Nick Pivetta – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.66.  Pivetta is an Italian sports car that goes 92 MPH in 1.2 seconds, but is invisible like Wonder Woman’s plane so it literally gets hit by everyone.  To recap:  Invisible plane — good; invisible car — not so good.

Jacob deGrom – 9 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.71.  He’s as predictable as every girl I ever met in college saying they suffer from TMJ.

393 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
3 years ago

In a 12 teamer, I lost Bauer but still have Kluber and Max on the front end of my rotation. Losing him means the back end of my staff have to be good in the Sept playoffs. Week #1 looks like this….. Wood (at Reds), Ryu (at Cards), Hendricks, ugh (v Brewers and Reds) and E Rod wherever he fits in when he gets back (Jays or Mets). Fiers (at Orioles and at Rays) and Eovaldi (v Jays) and Chacin (at Cubs) on the wire. Despite their pedigree and ownership levels, Fiers and maybe Eovaldi look better to me than Hendricks even at home. Wood scares me too. Am I crazy? Thoughts?

dau
dau
3 years ago

Villanueva a good call for 3 days at Curs?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  dau
3 years ago

@dau:
Hells ya! All week really he hits lefties well.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Do I stream Ryu against St. Louis or Kopech against Minn tomorrow?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Only have room for one…who do I go with?

Ben W
Ben W
3 years ago

Who should I drop? It’s a 2 catcher league, my other catcher is Wilson Ramos.

Danny Jansen
Austin Hedges

Favio Vasquez
3 years ago

Grey, best 2 to keep, Roto
Cano
Merrifield
Albies
Dozer

Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Right on, thanks!!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

Maybe kendrys read his razzball blurb today…

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Archer is about to get lit the F up – he is staying in this game after an awkward swing to strike out

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

NVM – after Archer’s first 1,2,3 inning in the 4th, Hurdle pulls Archer out before the 5th inning

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

Conforto can hit tonight cuz of that trash can derek holland?
Gimme a break.

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
3 years ago

With Jansen back, would you drop Strop or Hader?

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Hader being used in the 7th tonight change your mind? Thanks!

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

Strop or leclerc ? Is it close enough that I’ll be ok if I picked wrong?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: nutz, but thanks for making sure it doesn’t hurt too bad

dau
dau
3 years ago

better yet, who should I retain of the three A’s

dau
dau
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Amed steals a bit too and plays more. already have dejong anderson—seems like i’m covered at ss—oh and trea too.- haha, maybe drop all A’s.

dau
dau
3 years ago

Amed, Aledmys, Adalberto—who’s the drop?

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
3 years ago

16 teamer with OPS, hits added. have thames as probably weakest bat. drop for any of: kemp (NL kemp) he’s been quite horrible since all star break, ervin, flores, gyorko, semien, pillar, wong, t.austin are options.

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: semien has probably been added/dropped about 4 times this year by assorted owners. kemp was just dropped for the first time just now. austin i started grabbing middle of last week in AL only and since everywhere 14 or so and up lately. oh it’s a yahoo, so only 3 OF, 2 util, no CI or MI. the leagues i run have the 5 OF, CI/MI and sometimes 3 utils, in THOSE none of these would be around.

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: he’s hitting in a well more believable way than before though.

tshank13
tshank13
3 years ago

Streamonator doesn’t like Bryse Wilson tonight. Ralph, you throwing him out there tonight?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

For wins, do you like Derek Rodriguez at home v Texas (mike minor) or Marquez in Coors v STL (gant) or Mikolas in Coors (Senzatela)? I assume avoid Coors and roll with D-Rod?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thanks!

I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: sweet d-rod is back shortly. awesome sauce.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
3 years ago

One more Grey,
Zimm or Cano as my Util in our Yahoo 12 Team H2H League with OPS and Holds. I have actually moved into 3rd Place, so am trying to hang on for the next 2 weeks to make the playoffs.

Many thanks for all you do.

playoff jitters
playoff jitters
3 years ago

weekly h2h points league…..Start Ryu vs @STL poncedeleon over one of these starters???
tallion @ mil Chachin , Dallas K @ LAA TBD , Gibson @ CHI Sox Rodon , Flaherty @ dodgers Beulher and 2 start Berrios vs Oak Anderson and @ chi sox Kopeck …. Thx for the help again !!!! oooh the stress

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
3 years ago

Hello Grey,
So are we finally moving on from Ray? I know you have not had nice things to say about him recently, and it sounds like we both got kicked in the nether region this weekend with this D-Bag, so my dilemma is should I even start him this week? He is at home against Seattle, so not the best of matchups for sure.

To think of the guys I dumped and I still have this bag of feces is driving me nuts!

Thanks much Grey.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
3 years ago

Odor or Peraza weekly league??

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Ride the wave.

Ralphy
Ralphy
3 years ago

I apologize if you’re answered this already but is it time to pick up Eloy? If they are bringing Kopech up, they must be willing to bring him up too. Add him in a league with 10 moves left (and I would drop Pivetta or Newcomb).

Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Reply to  Ralphy
3 years ago

@Ralphy: you’d be quite surprised how often you’ll need those moves if/when injuries hit. esp if it’s a h2h, you can’t leave yourself out in the cold in playoff time.

Ralphy
Ralphy
3 years ago

I apologize if you’re answered this already but is it time to pick up Eloy? If they are bringing Kopech up, they must be willing to bring him up too. Add him in a league with 10 moves left (and I would drop Pivetta or Newcomb).

Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
3 years ago

NL only with OBP over AVG, total bases added. nimmo won’t be found for a bit (doesn’t sound long). pickup which of these: (same NL only as above): bote, barnhart (would backup ramos), kike (starting a lot more recently, but maybe they’ve just played a lot of lefties, would make sense with how much joc hasn’t played), one of the many Mehlins out there: riddle, galloway, dean, ortega (only riddle/ortega seem to have regular playing time though), hernan, plawecki, duggar, hanson,

iChiro
iChiro
3 years ago

Keep forever league, who do you think has better career, Buxton or Moncada?
Thanks in advance

Jt
Jt
3 years ago

Currently in 1st place h2h league Trumbo just hit the dl I have no dl spots should I hold out this week and stream what I can and hope to keep Trumbo on the team healthy for playoffs starting in 3 weeks? Couldn’t do this if I was chasing a playoff spot.

Bench is McNeil, jankowski, Trumbo
Glover is a also a possible drop as Bradley,Jeffress,rondon, Osuna, seranthony fill my reliever spots
Nick williams, Pham, reddick on waivers

Eric
Eric
3 years ago

Hi Grey, I need to pick up a closer before the rosters are frozen today. There is no bench, so I need a guy that will likely retain the role to the end of the year:

Minter
Strop
Romo

Thoughts?

Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins)
Reply to  Eric
3 years ago

@Eric: yeah if romo wasn’t traded by now i doubt he is later. the others will (or in minter’s case COULD) lose jobs if/when morrow/the viz come back. romo hasn’t gone through one of his “i suck donkey balls for 3 weeks straight” periods like in a lot of past seasons, he’s been fine.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 years ago

What’s good Grey? I’m sad that Smokey is leaving. That’s all I got.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Lord Gurriel is expected to come back this weekend – do you think his upside is better than DeJong’s

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

@William Hung: Oh yeah!

Gotime
Gotime
3 years ago

This Wilson kid, if this means everyone is pushed back a day Newcomb could start @Mia instead of @ Pit..do you risk throwing him in a weekly lineup or keep Maeda there

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
3 years ago

any idea if the Bryse Wilson pick up is just a spot start or planning a rotational use?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: bless you Grey and ProspectJesus…. bless you both.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: bless you Grey and ProspectJesus…. bless you both.

Geoff
3 years ago

Go add Bryse Wilson from the Braves, called up. Kid is dealing.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz:

do we know if he’s slated to start or be in relief?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: dammit pushing Gausman to tomorrow. Should I risk being roofied 2 days in a row (I have Kopech tomorrow)?

Here are my starters right now:
-Archer, Gausman, Severino, Jon Gray, Corbin, Kopech

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: how serious are you in this recommendation- like drop derek holland for this kid serious? or drop nathan eovaldi serious?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: my man thanks

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
Reply to  Geoff
3 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Thanks Ralph. Good call. Just added him.

Taking14DaTeam
Taking14DaTeam
3 years ago

I am trying to shore up my infield for the first round of playoffs in Sept. They are:

Freeman, Suarez, C Santana
Dee, Cano, Bregman

Zimmerman or DeJong as a bench bat or as a possible starter should Santana lose at bats to Bour or Dee never pull his head out?

Schedule: Zimmerman at Phillies and at Braves. DeJong home vs Pirates and Dodgers

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
3 years ago

If you’re a fan of the Cleveland Streamer, google Tallahassee gas mask. Gonna try it on the wife on next vacation.

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: You know it!

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Pics for sure! Will make the divorce worth it. No-brainer.

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Gotta aim low.

fausto
fausto
3 years ago

-E.Hosmer or A.Pujols ROS?
(Im trying to get a non-jaded, “i wasted a 5th round pick” opinion on Hosmer, he was just dropped btw this feels almost as bad as a catcher question)

-M.Conforto or D.Dahl ROS?

VINTAGE N.Pivetta this week!
I can’t quit the dude, mainly for lack of better options but
that xFIP tho!

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:*reads ” left eye lopes”* …. drink goes through my noes

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Lisa Left Eye…. knowing what we all know… you’d still bang the hell out of her.

Hence…. roll with Pivetta

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: same league. Also need to start one of these guys:

Rodon – vs min
Kopech – vs min, @ det
Gausman – @ pit, @ mia

SON actually like Kopech. Hasn’t he ever been roofied?

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: well let’s party then…..

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to start one of the following:

Sano – 1 vs cws, 2 @ cws, 4 vs oak
Springer – 3 @ sea, 3 @ laa
Conforto – 4 vs sf, 3 vs was

Thanks!

matt
matt
3 years ago

Is Daniel Poncedeleon worth a flier ROS in head to head? He’s set for 2 starts next week.

matt
matt
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

pitts and cinn at home

plus ROS: Poncedeleon, Leake, Stripling & T Williams. Pick 2

Thanks

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Would you replace either Stripling or Williams for Bryse Wilson?

matt
matt
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

I have a bye this week, but stockpiling for the rest of the playoffs. Rosters lock tonight.

playoff jitters
playoff jitters
3 years ago

h2h wkkley points league …… a RP question as well ..I haven’t been able to find a decent replacement for Morrow. Or I keep missing out on them. SO I’m dropping him now I can’t hold onto him any longer with the playoffs starting I need the roster spot. Would you start a guy like Musgrave in the RP because he can get SP points in a RP position. or go with a pure save RP guy like one of the top free agents left out there now for me like .. Glover, Hildenberg, Romo, S Greene , w peralta, hector rondon, john gant…. thx for the help again !!!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Hunting AVG, HR, RBI . . . would you start Bote in a weekly lineups league over Villar?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Works for me!

HNball
HNball
3 years ago

(left out the second Kopech start if it makes a difference…)

need Wins and Saves, start 5:

Buchholtz vLAA
Musgrove @MIL
Ryu vSTL
Wood vSTL, vSD
Flaherty @LAD
Ray vSEA
Kopech vMIN, @DET
Seranthony for 6 games (@WSH, @TOR)

many thanks Grey!

HNball
HNball
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: boiled down to kopech vs. musgrove for me, so i appreciate the help.

hoping my playoff run lasts longer than Lastings Miledge’s rap (or baseball) career

thank you Grey

playoff jitters
playoff jitters
3 years ago

in a weekly h2h POINTS league 1st week playoffs. would you start mallex smith with 7 games or put Trout into the lineup on a DL and might play 3 games this week? I’m guessing smith or any other HOT 1 week pick up and play this week. I just had Smith on my team from last week of using him for the same reason. Thx again as always !

HNball
HNball
3 years ago

need Wins and Saves, start 5:

Buchholtz vLAA
Musgrove @MIL
Ryu vSTL
Wood vSTL, vSD
Flaherty @LAD
Ray vSEA
Kopech vMIN
Seranthony for 6 games (@WSH, @TOR)

many thanks Grey!

Josh
Josh
3 years ago

What’s your take on Mullins? Worth an add? I’m getting a bit annoyed with Conforto K’s, might switch. Good move?

Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

My 2018 Fantasy Team has officially clinched a playoff spot with a gaudy 178-74-14 (14 categories up for grabs each week) record so far with 3 more weeks in the regular season to go. This was by far the oddest year for me because I haven’t had a team be this good when my ranking in HRs and RBIs is near the bottom for the season. Rs, SBs, AVG, and OBP have carried my offense each week.

Hopefully I find a way to get my HRs / RBI weakness cleaned up for the playoffs.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: yeah, i was actually going to sit the year out but everyone in my league wanted another shot at the champ so i obliged – putting together my best performing team so far. Last season the regular season leader had 171 wins. All this great stuff during the season is meaningless if I don’t win it all again – I could really use Vlad Jr’s bat right about now…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: H2H with 14 categories/points for grabs per week. May was an incredible month for me when I think I had a total of 6 losses against like 40 something wins. It’s odd – this season I either lose close games (7-6) or win big (13-1)

Gotta fortify those homers and RBIs though

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
3 years ago

Start Porcello vs CLE?
SON is very negative (-8.5)
This would be for a 10tm H2H pts league

Arod’s Frost
Arod’s Frost
3 years ago

Grey. Got a pick three question for rest of year value

Eflin, Stripling, Musgrove, Rodin, Glasnow

Also Eloy or Vlad Jr?

Thanks!

CJ
CJ
3 years ago

Need 2b or 3b help. 100% dynasty. Schoop is poop! Really need KB back baddddd… Pick one & I can swap Scooter either way. I own Kinsy and Poop. Drop Ian for Frazier, Wendle, Kiki, Wong, Forsy, Flores & fletcher. Been riding your wave all year homes! Please help. Ha! Thx Grey!

Cj
Cj
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: RIGHT! Haha… Kinsler it is… thanks as always.

Matty
Matty
3 years ago

How many more years can we realistically expect out of Verlander?
He feels like a total wild card every spring training, but I’m tempted to deal Bauer for him in a dynasty league.
Would you do it if the other owner cooperates? (He’s already playing fantasy football and playoffs aren’t for another few weeks so he isn’t competing for this year).

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
I suppose I left out some context- all else equal obviously Bauer.
I’m trying to win this year, and would shed $20 in salary for next year if I make the deal. Does that swing opinions?

Love the Kardashian line, reminds me of the old Lewis Black bit “If it weren’t for my horse, I wouldn’t have spent that year in college.”

QQQ
QQQ
3 years ago

It’s probably a week since I last asked this question. Two roster spots, how do you use them?

Archer, Pivetta, Hendricks, E.Jackson, Musgrove, DeSclafani, Brett Anderson, Quintana, Odorizzi, Cobb, Estrada, Gibson, streamer

The answer last week was Archer and Jackson but after bleeding off a bunch more ERA I’m wondering if the answer is streamer and streamer.

j-money
j-money
3 years ago

What up G,

12 team OPS & K/9. Amed or Schoop at the MI spot? Also, Osuna, Steck, or Hildenberg ROS?

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

Is there a term for a streamerish pitcher who dominates against a top offense and then shits the bed when you pick him up for the following cupcake matchup?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

@Cram It: CRAMer?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  J-FOH
3 years ago

@J-FOH: Dutch Rudder

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

@Cram It: Double Dutch Rudder

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Dutch oven…the bad one!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: the one you cook in is good. The one you give to your wife is bad….for them

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: got to let them simmer

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Ha…it so does sound Pivetta-ish!

F-FOH
F-FOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: He’s such a pivetta. Could you say Pathettaic? Or is that too stretchy?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Joe?

J-FOH
J-FOH
3 years ago

Hey Culligan Man!

Wilson
Wilson
3 years ago

R. Zimmerman , seems good in most Sep…. (but so so in ’14 / ’16..)

Sep’17 AB 82, 13/7/20/.329
Sep’15 AB 26, 7/3/10/.462
Sep’13 AB110, 22/11/18/.273
Sep’12 AB107, 16/7/25/.29

How do you think about his performance in Sep’18?
Really need power and holding him , then expect to be better…

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wilson
3 years ago

@Wilson: He’s been great since he got off the DL.

Chris
Chris
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

So can assume you’d start Kopech over Reynaldo? :)

Kinsler or Goodrum?

Goodrum VS cubs and CHW

Kinsler vs Clev and at TB.

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

Is Stripling a reliable starter ROS?

Also, Puig or Malix ROS?

Thanks

zach jany
zach jany
3 years ago

Springer off the dl I have to drop 1 guy. Which one?

Hill
Pivetta
Buehler
Archer
Wheeler

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
3 years ago

Is Bauers droppable?

CaptainKnauer
CaptainKnauer
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: who would you pick up over him?

Taylor Ward
Kevin Pillar
David Dahl
Teoscar Hernandez
Aldaberto Mondesi

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Which closer would you prefer Hildenberger or Steckenrider?

Thanks

Regan
Regan
3 years ago

How bout my boy Greg Allen, 5sb in last 10 games. Lots of runs batting 9th for CLE. SAGNOF wet dream.

Wilson
Wilson
3 years ago

Zimmerman or J. Upton for ROS?

TT
TT
3 years ago

15 team roto: Start Giolito at MINN tonight?
Thanks

Wilson
Wilson
3 years ago

Odor or Cano or A. Rosario for ROS?

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Cano or A. Rosario for ROS?

MarvPesos
marv
3 years ago

Grey,
12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

I’ve been holding onto Osuna (Rondon is on another team) but should I drop Osuna for Leclerc ? If I drop Osuna the team with Rondon will grab him for sure. I just don’t want to make my competition better than they are. I guess it all doesn’t matter if Leclerc deliviers better value ROS, thoughts ?

Marv

MarvPesos
marv
Reply to  marv
3 years ago

@marv: sooo.. Leclerc ?

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

Does anyone know is McHugh or Whitley getting the start tomorrow? Wondering if I should stream either? SON says Whitley, MLB says TBD, NBC says McHugh…

Is either option better than Gaviglio (for tomorrow), SON loves his start

Thanks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: looks like Whitley pitched in the minors yesterday.. so doubtful SON is accurate.

Like Matz at home v SF better than Gaviglio?

WhiteRabbit
WhiteRabbit
3 years ago

Morning Grey – Rafael Ortega (Marlins) was? the 27 year old rookie seems to have some decent minors numbers – at least for sagnof and average. i know the truth ain’t the truth but what’s your take?

Savoy Special
Savoy Special