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Andujar could be used to describe the entire Yankees team this year. Not Miguel Andujar, but just walking around, looking at the team and saying, “Andujar?…Andujar?…Andujar?” It’s like a family reunion that you don’t want to be at.

“I’m Tyler Wade…Andujar?”
“That’s right, I’m Miguel Andujar.”
“I just said, I’m Tyler Wade.”

Their bullpen is especially, “And…u…jar?”

“I’m Adam Ottavino.”
“You sure don’t seem like ujar.”

If anyone were asking Miguel Andujar, “Andujar?” He could say a 2018 breakout, who had his 2019 cut short to only 12 plate appearances, so should be totally thrown out. How he went from a 2018 breakout to completely ignored by the Yankees in a Year of “Andujar?” is surprising, but likely has to do with his inability to play defense. Since the Yankees are all “Andujar?”, they don’t have many options to not Andujar, and he could be a solid bet for power. In a small sample — that’s what she said! — he has a ~43% Hard Hit%. His swing is kinda flat, bordering on ground ball-heavy, but well worth the flyer that he can hit more flyers. So, stop asking “Andujar?” and starting stating, “Andujar.” Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Daulton Varsho – Could do a modern-day Abbott & Costello with Varsho and Andujar. “Andujar?” “Varsho!” “No, I was asking your name.” “Varsho!” “Tell me already.” “Varsho! Andujar?” “Yes!” Any hoo! Varsho is about the only interesting hitter in Arizona in one gee-dee awful offensive year for the DBacks. Wasn’t the year to draft Ketel Marte and Albombso, huh? Haha *drinks poison* Varsho’s minor league numbers are gorgeous too:  18/21/.300 in Double-A last year. Varsho? Varsho!

Jeimer Candelario – He has a BABIP that’s downright Tim Andersonian. Or Moncadian. Or what Adalberto wishes was Mondesque. Or–Okay, it’s high. But the Tigers don’t really have anyone else to play, and Jeimer has been hitting.

Ty France – “I see London, I see Ty France, I see a corner man who is slightly better than doodie in the underpants.” — An anonymous classic poet.

Bobby Dalbec – Just gave you my Bobby Dalbec fantasy. It was written as a B. Doerr, not a B. Don’ter.

Garrett Cooper – This guy falls into the category of “Guys I want in theory but if you ask me if you should pick them up, I’ll likely pass on him.” Ya know, your standard GIWITBIYAMIYSPTUILPOH guy.

Gavin Lux – He should’ve been the starting 2nd baseman all year, but just as the Dodgers have Dodgeritis with their pitchers, sending them to the IL with fake injuries because they have so many guys, they also artificially held down Gavin Lux because they could. Just bad Lux for Gavin.

Vidal Brujan – Before we start asking for each other to start dancing in a circle like at a May Day celebration, this is more of an AL-Only pickup. I don’t buy for one single solitary second that Kevin Cash is just going to call up Brujan and play him every day. But, if he does, that’s an exciting deep-league flyer.

Willi Castro – I look to give you at least one guy from every position, and this week’s shortstops were a real struggle. Dylan Moore looks great, but he’s owned in more than 50% of leagues, so that leaves us just looking at Willi Castro like we’re in a parade in San Francisco.

Andres Gimenez – And-Gim, And-Gim number nine hitter! On the New York lineup card! If my shortstop comes off the tracks, pick him up! Pick him up!–Is this catching on? It’s not, is it? It’s Black Sheep! No? Okay.

Jazz Chisholm – *to the tune of a famous theme song* It’s the Jazzball Buy blurb! The Jazzball Buy blurb! Jazzball! Jazzball!

Rio Ruiz – I’m gonna blown your mind right now, are you ready? Of course, you’re not ready! No one is ever ready for their mind to be blown. On our 7-Day Player Rater, Ruiz has been about as good as Machado, who has been very good, therefore, ergo, vis-a-vis, Ruiz has been good. Gather your brain custard, it’s been blown!

Victor Reyes – He’s a pick up for speed and average. Beyond that however, I think Reyes is breaking out, and could be a 2021 sleeper. Been watching him very closely. He looks like a .300 hitter with 20 steals and won’t put up a zero in power.

Randy Arozarena – Just gave you my Randy Arozarena fantasy. It was written while grimacing after hearing my mom say she liked Rihanna’s S&M song.

Adam Duvall – Don’t even look at how high Duvall is on the Player Rater, or how he’s been better than Aaron Judge, Alex Bregman and Giancarlo combined, and has been better than Acuña, who hasn’t been bad. What’s that I’m feeling? Oh, yeah, pain.

Alex Dickerson – He’s in a platoon for San Fran, but has been smoking hot like…Hmm, I can’t think of anything else that’s been smoking hot in Northern California.

Luke Weaver – I have no confidence in Weaver, but this is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to the Hormel chili factory.

Vince Velasquez – This is also a Streamonator call. “I counted 239 beans in this can of chili. Thankfully, because one more would be two-farty. Haha, be my friend!” Streamonator sounding desperate.

Daniel Bard – To quote The Bard, “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, and that’s ‘nother save for lil’ ol’ me.” I’m quoting Daniel Bard, not Shakespeare. Was that clear?

Andrew Miller – Well, we all know how this will turn out. Andrew Miller will get ten of ten saves and be hoisted on his teammates’ shoulders as they win the pennant on the last day of the season. Or he’ll get one save; Gant will get one; Helsley will get one, and we’ll have no idea who the closer is the rest of the season. Hmm, those two scenarios are entirely different so saying ‘we know how this will turn out’ seems misleading. Nevertheless, it’s as clear as day.

Rafael Dolis – Don’t you want some kind of answer for what Rafael Dolis? Please, finish your sentence. Rafael Dolis…? Say Rafael DoliscloserforJays, you cowards.

Kevin Ginkel – Hadn’t been paying too close attention to Ginkel, other than he was getting saves for the Diamondbacks. Just looked at his stats, and he has close to a walk per appearance. Throw some Brooks on his feet, and let him do a lap around the mall with the seniors in the AM to get some of the walks out of his system.

SELL

Josh Bell – This is a Sell as in drop all Pirates. What an absolutely atrocious looking team. Does the Pirates’ front office know what sport the Pirates play? I’m like 50/50 they don’t know what baseball is.

Austin Meadows – Something that maybe they’re talking about in exposés at The Athletic or some woke publications covering real baseball news and not this fantasy shizz that gets my chortles chortling, but are guys coming back from Covid at like 70%? Thinking about Meadows, Moncada, Martinez–Oh my God, all guys with M last names! Though, Yadier Molina got Covid, but returned fine, because he’s a robot who will be catching games when he’s 80 years old. “STRIKE?!” That’s an 80-year-old Molina not arguing a call, but not hearing the umpire. Any hoo! I think Meadows will be fine in the big picture in keepers (I hope), so you can look at the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer if you’re in a dynasty league, but otherwise, I think you have to look elsewhere.

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chris pierce
chris pierce
1 year ago

What is your gut feeling about Benintedi next year?

chris pierce
chris pierce
1 year ago

Moustakis and E Rosario top 100 next year?

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
1 year ago

Are you okay with dropping Cano for Andres Giminez?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

I wonder if anyone streamed Mills today?

Oh yeah.

I did.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I have both Chicago no-nos this season!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Funnily enough, his owner just dropped him…

Me and Chicago seem to have something going on – I also streamed Humber’s perfect game back in the day.

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
1 year ago

Andujar or Cooper?

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

What up Grey,
Sonny Gray to the IL with a back strain. Drop him or hold?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

Starting Greinke at the Dodgers today ? 15 teams

Also Mondesi or Cruz at util? I do need to be a little wary of k’s but doesn’t seem to be a huge diff between the 2 lately

The Great Knoche
1 year ago

Stones to start Heaney in Denver today?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Just Do it! Haha.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I have Rizzo, K Seager and C Walker as my CIs. Would you replace any of them with. Dalbec or Hayes? If I bench or drop Rizzo, I would have some cap space to add Sean Murphy over Jansen. Am I thinking too much. In first by three in very competitive league even with Yelich. Thanks Grey and a boba to you today.

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

I should be in the playoffs in both leagues unless something odd happens today.

I have a 2 drop adds left for THIS week. I used 1 by dropping Gonsolin (he had SD and @COL, don’t trust next week)

I don’t need 2-3 BB, but I am streamlining Semien with one of the adds as he has a DH tomorrow and may actually keep him cause he is @COL next week. Good choice?

2nd, would you want Fletcher or Lux @ 2B? I’m considering dropping one or the other to use my other Add for the 2 starts of Dane Dunning next week. Agree on that? And who should I drop?

I am only leaving Fletcher because Lux plays tomorrow and Fletcher doesn’t, BUT, I have almost a full roster and 5 guys in the OAK SEA DH tomorrow (I would drop Laureano it he gets DH and @COL)

Let me know because I really don’t know what to do. I dropped Mondesi on Aug 31 so wouldn’t have an issue with being nervous about streaming hot bats if it wasn’t for dropping him. I will never draft him ever again, most hated player in my eyes.

I also own Mountcastle, Olson, Springer, Severino, Rendon, Baez (considering dropping him but I just can’t, it is redraft), Kyle Lewis and Kyle Seagar.

Lewis is a bit cold but I won’t drop him from 3-4 mediocre games that would be dumb and he has a DH tomorrow and has SF Pitching next week.

Thanks Grey. Your help will really help me for this playoffs and finals!! Confidence!!

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So you’re saying drop Lux and Gonsolin?

Thanks much!!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Andujar on the bench again tonight

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. who would you start next week?

lux – 3 @ sd, 4 @ col
schoop – 2 vs kc, 4 vs cle
madrigal – 4 vs min, 3 @ cin

thanks!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thanks. side note, not sure if youre a pastrami fan, but johnnys in west adams has a pretty amazing sandwich. just had it for the first time today….

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

No. What/where is The Hat??

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Been in LA 22 years and never been. Insert GOT “shame” gif here….

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

This Jeffries thing is working out well. Odor is hitting .144 and does that? FFS.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Loving me some Justice though. Has been great pretty much every time I’ve used him.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Daniel Hudson or Nick Anderson? Thanks.

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Please have some fun and rank these closers for the rest of the year. Thanks!
Edwin Diaz
Taylor Rogers
Brandon Workman
Stefan Crichton
Daniel Hudson
Nick Anderson

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Which 2 start pitcher you going with next week:
Dunning with home against Minnesota and @CIN
Or
Javier with home games against TEX and AZ?

Thanks!

Stat Man
Stat Man
1 year ago

Happ

152 AB / 23/12/26/.283

Dylan Moore

103 AB / 22/7/15/10/.284

Statcast for both are good. Moore has comparable stats in the R /RBI in 50 fewer at-bats in an average basis. His xBA is .299.

What are your thoughts on Moore? I’m thinking of making a push for SB (3 behind and 3 ahead of team behind me). Thinking of switching Happ out for Moore.

Stat Man
Stat Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Unfortunately, no. It’s a small 6 team league so teams are stacked.

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

10tm h2h gotta lose 1 to activate Bichette. Schoop, Kyle Lewis, or B.Belt position doesn’t matter..gotta be schoop right?

What are you doing with matt Chapman in a 15tm. Drop? I’m fighting for 3rd and need his spot and I’m highly doubtful he plays in the next 2 weeks.

Have a good weekend thanks as always.

David D
David D
1 year ago

The world of razzball leagues were Gerit Cole has a score of91.51 and the only hitter with higher score is Tattis. Cole is and ace.

Ben W
Ben W
1 year ago

Would you start either or both on Saturday?
Ian Anderson at Wash
Dakota Hudson vs Cincy

Streamator seems to say no to both?

Ben W
Ben W
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
1 year ago

Who would you start today – Duvall @ WAS facing Corbin. Duvall is 6/29 and includes the 3/4 game with 3 HR. Or start Rendon @ COL facing Freeland? I need counting stats.

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I haven’t been paying attention much to Dominic Smith. He’s put together a great year that Statcast backs up. He’s is hitting cleanup in Mets offense that is playing well. He’s available in my league. Should I swap Duvall for him or hold?

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

I got an offer of Voit for Bellinger. Do I take Voit or ride out Bellinger to see if he turns it on the last two weeks?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hey Grey – between Morton (@BAL, vPHi rest of season) + CMart (v PIT, @KC), who is your first drop? Don’t really trust either guy , but only need to clear one spot…

Unfortunately they both start tomorrow and I have to pick who I’m dropping tonight.

nightpandas
nightpandas
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

I’ve got Andujar on my roster I’m trying to catch up in Runs Hits OBP SLG. Hang onto him or drop for Renfroe, Upton, Tapia, or Hicks

thanks boss

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 year ago

Could you blame anyone for dropping Mondesi in a redraft league?

I dropped him right before his 3/4 breakout game and I will never draft him ever again. In 8+ years of FB I’ve never had a player shit on me after a drop like Mondesi. 7 weeks and he was one of the worst players for almost 6 of them.

I don’t vent but I’m seriously asking wouldn’t you have dropped him? I’m even considering dropping Baez but we know what will happen so I continue to roll him out there hoping he turns it around.

Unless some insane unforeseen circumstances, I should make the playoffs in both my leagues. Mondesi league I was like 37-3-1 now I’m in fourth by 7 games in a 10 CAT league because I’m losing every week by 2 points per category, that obviously can’t happen in the playoffs.

My keeper league I’m in first by a wide margin but all you need to do is make the playoffs.

Anyhow, could you blame me for dropping Mondesi? lol.

Thanks Grey!!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Any interest in Reynaldo against the crappy Tigers tomorrow? And what about this Hernandez fellow against the Pirates?

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

10 team H2H points league

Infamous catcher question:

Sal Perez or Grandal rest of season?
(Perez is back tonight with two hits so far)

erad
erad
1 year ago

Stay hot Adalberto!

hot corner
hot corner
1 year ago

Ugh. Acuna carried off the field.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  hot corner
1 year ago

NOOOOOOO!!

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 year ago

I think it’s safe to say it’s not Belli’s year with about 15 games to go. Would you take Wil Myers over him rest of the way?

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

Hey there Grey,
Could you rank these C’s please

S. Perez
Severino
W. Smith

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

For counting stats who has the edge ROS – Dansby Swanson or Tom Anderson?

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Me and Tom Anderson will have the same number of counting stats btw

David D
David D
1 year ago

Tatis been has been the only hitter better than Gerit Cole. Hes’ your ace that you drafted as an ace. How has your Sonny Greys been going?

Shane
Shane
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Let’s see if I can try and translate this poorly written comment here for you Gray, I think this is someone who has been an opposition to your strategy of drafting hitter heavy early and getting your ace later in drafts

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  David D
1 year ago

Giolito and Maeda have worked out quite nicely for me

Chuckles Tiddlesworth
Chuckles Tiddlesworth
1 year ago

Grey, you know I love you almost as much as you (used to?) love Giancarlo. But your Patreon friends who paid $5 and were persuaded yesterday to add Ginkel might be a bit miffed today. Sent down. Yeah, the BBs were bad, but he had a 6.75 ERA and 2.12 WHIP!!!!

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Is there a term for hoping one of your players hits the IL so you dont have to outright drop a quality player? Still have Albies on my IL as I dont like my drop options.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Now Salvy Perez was just activated too. Ugh. Would you keep him or D’Arnaud for the rest of the year?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I traded away minor league prospect Mickey Moniak and Michael Kopech ($11) and I acquired 3B prospect Kody Hoese and CJ Abrams SS/SD. How did I do in the trade?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

did i win the trade?

TC
TC
1 year ago

Keeper league. Standard roto scoring. 10 team keep 15.

Would you give Hiura and Clevinger for Lux and Kelenic?

I’d still have Cole, Max, Bauer and Sixto as keeper arms

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

You are so spot on about Garret Cooper. I had him in lineups over the long weekend and whenever I could check my teams, I would think “oh no, I forgot to drop this no-longer hot bat.” But, he was still hot. Definitely a good buy call from you, but I moved on anyway, because meh.

Is Gallegos a drop? I almost asked if I can “l’eggos my Gallegos” but that would be corny and nobody under 35 would get the joke.

Lurrrrrrvey!!

Sean
Sean
1 year ago

I feel so dumb but I don’t get the Varsho joke. Somebody help me!

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Varsho!

Fantasybaseballer
Fantasybaseballer
1 year ago

In still picking up the pieces from the Ruiz blurb. Ruiz or D. Moore? Thanks FML

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Drop vertugo Frazier or candario for flyer on Jefferies?

Think frazier

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Currently in 1st place in a 14 team roto re draft league. I have a 30 run lead on the next guy. Close in HR, RBI and SB, 12th in avg and middle of the pack in OBP.

Grichuk and Christian Walker were dropped. Do I drop any of the following to acquire one or both of them:

Candelario, DJ Stewart, Kyle Lewis, Arozarena, Laureano

Feel like I should just be playing the hot hand down the stretch, but don’t want to miss out on a potential hot streak.

Thanks!

pinkman
pinkman
1 year ago

Jefferies getting the call to start against the lowly Rangers tomorrow! Must-grab even in re-draft, right?

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

C question!

S Murphy or Varsho?

Thanks

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Lovullo in his his infinite wisdom is benching Varsho and starting C. Kelly at DH.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Lovulllo hates us. Varsho benched again. Some dude named “Pavin Smith” is playing. Shouldnt he be driving an asphalt truck instead?

Zeus
Zeus
1 year ago

I have Bi-weekly lineup changes and I am bi-curious if I should start Upton in Colorado. Basically he would be replacing Nick Solak for the 3 game set.

Solak the Slezak has four games this weekend but is kind of bleh.

Wondering if Upton is going to play

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Doing Upton will certainly satisfy my bi-curosity

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Zeus
1 year ago

Youd probably be better off in a throuple with Kate and her Justin.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Walsh batting in front of Trout tonight=BUY

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Dude is raking! Hot schmato.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

In a 12 team Yahoo dynasty with QS instead of W’s. Trevor Rogers is on the wire & looks interesting as he is 22 & former 1st round pick with 18 K’s in 15 IP so far & a 3 ERA & 1.2 WHIP.

I would need to drop one of the following: Turnball, Robbie Ray (hate to cut him just yet but seems lost), or Peterson also a former 1st round pick & just 25 …or possibly JD Martinez who is 33 & I have nice OF & he has been riding the bench most of the year.
If I pick up Rogers who should I drop?

SDB
SDB
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

League etiquette question..

In a ROTO league with SP games started limits, if a team has reached their max games started for the season and has no use for SPs the rest of the way, assuming the trade deadline has passed…

Should the commissioner let a team drop a player like Shane Bieber in order for them to pick up an extra bat or RP for the rest of the way? If yes, should commish block teams from picking a player like Bieber up, or whoever is top of waivers just hit the jackpot?

The alternative is to not let the team drop Bieber but we don’t have an undroppables list.

Thanks in advance!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  SDB
1 year ago

You don’t have an undroppable list….it’s his strategy. Bieber is fair game.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  SDB
1 year ago

Can’t make up new rules after the season starts. Period. If you want to make a change, that’s a discussion before next year’s draft.

Also, sounds like this is a redraft. In my keeper league, anybody picked up after the trade deadline passes can’t be kept.

SDB
SDB
Reply to  Stumanji!
1 year ago

It’s a redraft.

The reason why the team dropping Bieber might not be screwing themselves is that they’ve already hit their SP games started max, so they can no longer use Bieber. It’s a dead spot on their roster. They could use that spot to roster an RP or extra batter.

But they then run the risk that whichever team gets to pick Bieber up benefiting from it more than their own team dropping Bieber benefits from the added RP or batter.

I decided to let each team decide for themselves what’s in their team’s best interest. It’s too arbitrary and chaotic otherwise. And as commented above, changing rules mid season about who can and can’t be dropped mid-season is BS.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
1 year ago

Drop Pedro Severino for Varsho?

Start Gallo (3 @ Hou, 3 @ LAA), Duvall (3 @ Bal, 3 @ NYM) or Madrigal (4 vs Min, 3 @ Cin)? Need R, HR, RBI, OPS.

Happy weekend!

Zeus
Zeus
1 year ago

Buy: Pitchers going up against the Pirates

Also no love for my main man Bryan Garcia?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Andujar as the buy lede and he’s on the bench for the first game of today’s DH with Baltimore… dammit!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

makes it up with 2 RBIs so far in the 2nd game – plus Olson bombs are coming back… GS in the 1st inning tonight

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

having mixed feelings about me dropping Mondesi 2 weeks ago – looks like he just needed to get healthy or something, but he was killing me… I swapped him out for Rhysus, so def worked out up till this week.

Ciwa
Ciwa
1 year ago

Hi grey!
What about streaming Antone vs Pit on Monday?
Thanks!

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Ciwa
1 year ago

Is he getting another start?

If he is I am in vs the putrid Bucs

Zeus
Zeus
Reply to  Zeus
1 year ago

CBs has him starting tomorrow vs the Cards

Don't Be a Hader
Don't Be a Hader
1 year ago

Alfaro or Varsho single C 14-team roto?

TxPete
TxPete
1 year ago

Any love for Brault this evening?