On Saturday, Isan Diaz opted out of the season. Someone doesn’t want to sneak out to the strip club anymore. Then, on Sunday, the Marlins said they would bring up Monte Harrison and summon a bunch of journeymen to Baltimore for their next series, starting on Tuesday. I don’t care if they have one player, as long as that player’s Monte Harrison. Outside of Harrison, it sounds like their lineup might be filled with Matt Joyce, Jorge Cantu and Dan Uggla. “Bah gawd…it’s Ricky Nolasco’s music!” Last year, Harrison went 9/20/.274 in 56 Triple-A games. *does the robot as I head to my waiver wires to pick up Monte Harrison in every league* Robot voice, “Don’t…mind…if…I…” Damn, I was messing around, and someone got him before me. Stupid slow robot! So, grab Monte Harrison in every league for some power and great speed, though he might hit .210. I’d wait and see on Jorge Cantu. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Stephen Strasburg – Threw off of flat ground. “I told you!” That’s Kyrie Irving.

Tyler Glasnow – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.12. The Rays should just stack Snell and Glasnow in one game so they can guarantee themselves a win every fifth day, because if teams keep falling out, 12 wins might get you into the 16-team playoffs. By the by, how crazy is MLB that they think they’ll have 16 teams for their 16-team playoffs? They’re gonna have to have the Yankees do a split squad for dem playoff TV dollars. Now that I think about it, MLB might want that.

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .286, and 2nd homer in the last three games, and hitting in the three-hole. Do I smell a hot schmotato heating up?

Cole Sulser – 2 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save. Two words that sum up bullpens in 2020:  Cole Sulser. I know cold seltzer, I do not know Cole Sulser, and I do not wish to.

Renato Nunez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. O’s just chewed up Rays’ pitching. Yes, exactly what you expected going into this series.

Kenta Maeda – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.64. Before the shutdown, Maeda was the one guy I wanted in every league. Since that was pre-pandemic, and I can’t remember pre-pandemic, who knows if I own him, but I wanted him. (Funny how I remember wanting him, and conveniently can’t remember if I own him, huh? I’m beguiling, and a person who doesn’t know what beguiling is.)

Mitch Garver – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. Better step up his game if he wants to get back on his HR/Game pace of last year. We ain’t got time for bird sex and we ain’t got time for lollygagging.

Aaron Civale – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.75. What’s this BS? Indians pitchers only throw 10+ K complete games.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Shut down for the remainder of the season, but luckily his heart is functioning properly again. Ed-Rod on the mend — check! Ed-Rod not the Tin Man — check!

Xander Bogaerts – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer. I stand by Friday’s Sell. The Red Sox look so checked out; I’m not excited about their expensive bats at all. You gotta want to play this year, the Red Sox look like a bunch of Dottie Bobos with no interest. Christian Vazquez? Well, whatever, he’s a catcher. Just Dong, Bogaerts, Rafael Devers (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer)? I don’t know, guys and five girls.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer in the last five games. Better pick up his pace if he wants to catch Maris.

Luke Voit – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Be nice to see him get to 12 homers this year. That’s good, bee tee dubya.

James Paxton – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 13.50. As I said after his last start, he’s injured, he just hasn’t announced it yet.

Rowan Wick – Recorded the save on Saturday. Craig Kimbrel is turd relish. Jeremy Jeffress (1 IP, 0 ER yesterday) could be next in line too.

Jon Lester – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.82. All about that leff esort.

Keone Kela – Tested negative twice and can rejoin the Pirates soon to presumably be their closer. That’s bad news for…what’s the wordy again? Oh, yeah, Burdi’s the wordy.

Kevin Newman – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer, hitting .179. What a miserable start. Dot dot dot. That’s been better than Pete Alonso. Kill me now.

Mitch Keller – 2 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.52, but left with oblique discomfort. In some ways, we’re all on the oblique timeline.

Tyler Chatwood – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 0.71. Streamonator hates his next start, but Chatwood sounds like someone who just wants to talk on OnlyFans, and I’m picking him up in every league. He’s throwing his cutter a lot more; his fastball a lot less, and it’s working.

Forrest Whitley – Had arm discomfort. Can’t see the Forrest through the Dr. Freeze.

Roberto Osuna – Hit the IL with elbow soreness. The Astros could turn to Ryan Pressly, if he’s healthy, which I’m not sure he is, or, in two leagues, I speculated on Lori Greiner’s Andre Scrubb Daddy. “Listen, I know you don’t want to give me 75% of your company for 1/8th of its value, but I turned Andre Scrubb Daddy into a $100 million dollar business and it’s a sponge.”

Hansel Robles – 1 IP, 3 ER on Saturday. Robles is in the running for the Gas-X Bloated ERA Award, there’s a 30-way tie with every closer. No change is official, but you could grab Ty Buttrey (1 2/3 IP, 1 ER), even though he was overworked on Sunday and did not appear to be the new closer.

Shohei Ohtani – 1 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 37.80. Allowing Ohtani to throw batting practice once a week is an interesting strategy.

Albert Pujols – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .143. Was pretty cool that during his home run trot they let Pujols sit on 2nd base for 10 minutes to gather energy to get around the bases.

Danny Santana – Hit the IL with a forearm strain. With Dannys Antana out, Nick Solak should be a near-everyday player, which is great. Also, they have Scott Heineman, which is weird. How many Heinemans are there in MLB? Heinemen? Heinies?

Shin-Soo Choo – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .150. Don those fishbowl platform shoes, it’s time for The Seoul Train!

Joey Gallo – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .310. Cherry on top of this shizzshow is gonna be Gallo hitting .300 this year, isn’t it?

Chadwick Tromp – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. After the ball sailed over the wall, Tromp convened his best people to investigate how that happened.

Tim Anderson – Placed on the 10-day IL with a groin strain. I’ll admit that I didn’t think there was 10-day IL stints this year. I thought they rolled back to 15-day for real injuries and whatever-day IL stints for Covid. This isn’t a joke, I’m legit confused.

Nick Madrigal – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI. He recorded his 1st career hit the same game he went 4-for-5. Yo, Madrigal, are you the centerfold for Hitman Magazine? Because I didn’t know they did any centerfolds after Mattingly retired. 4-for-5 in his 1st career game with a hit! Can you believe this? That hasn’t been done since…Daniel Palka. Welp, now I’m even more impressed.

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.48. Streamonator actually kinda likes his next start, but I don’t trust him, and the season is too short to cyclops him with a monocle.

Billy Hamilton – Acquired by the Mets. Well, the word got around, they said, this kid’s OBP is insane, man. Took up a collection just to send him to 1st, man. And the world’s gonna know your name. What’s your name, man? BILLY HAMILTON! In New York you can be a new man, JUST YOU WAIT!

Yoenis Cespedes – The Mets said they didn’t know where Cespedes was, and everyone was rightfully worried for his safety, then about an hour later the Mets said they knew Yoenis was safe. Since it’s impossible to know a player is safe and not know where he is, it appears the Mets just wanted to shame Cespedes for not being at the game. The Mets are so stupid, yet still surprisingly stupid. It truly is remarkable. Finally, we received word that Yo was opting out. Trader Joe’s execs, “For products we know we have, but don’t know where they are in the store, we’ll call them Trader Yo’s.”

Pete Alonso – 0-for-5, hitting .175. More like Alons-ohferfive. Get it together! I own you in literally every league!

David Peterson – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.86. By the 2nd start I’ve watched on him, I’ve cemented my opinion on him. He’s…fine. Not F-I-N-E fine, just fine. Almost entirely neither here nor there. Serviceable. My thesaurus allows three adjectives per week, so there ya go.

Touki Toussaint – 4 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 8.10, but in his 1st start of the year, and already their last starter is a Faultymemorywitz. Touki’s next is at home vs. the Jays, but at home home not on the road home. You know exactly what I’m saying because you’re also like, “2020 Fantasy Baseball: This shizz is nuts, but I’m here for it.”

Joey Votto – Hit the IL with reported uh-oh symptoms, which means he could be on the IL anywhere from a few days to the rest of the season. I told everyone to play roto this year instead of head-to-head, but I’m now realizing everyone’s playing head-to-head, as in every fantasy team has one player on it and they’re going against other teams with one player. Fantasy Baseball 2020: It’s a bit like Hunger Games.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.68, and the complete game. Person waking from one-month coma, “What is Grey talking about? Bauer was two innings short of a complete game.” Hey, lover of baseball, I got something to tell you. Rob Manfred has made doubleheaders into seven innings and pitchers can now get participation trophy complete games.

Nick Castellanos – Hit two homers (3, 4). Usually it’s shish, but sheesh, Greek God of Hard Contact!

Tyler Alexander – 3 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 walk, 10 Ks in middle relief, as he tied franchise record holder, Doug Fister, with nine consecutive strikeouts. You know you’re doing something right when you’re tying Fister in punch outs.

Casey Mize – With service time no longer a consideration, Mize will be called up, likely by the time you read this. Will likely be my lede in the next day or two, so I will hold back a little bit, but, yes, pick him up in every league.

Chris Bassitt – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.93. People were out chasing Turnbull, Boyd and an array of other pitchers that I couldn’t understand, while almost completely ignoring Bassitt, who I’ve loved since back in January (of this year, I know by now it’s confusing what year it is).

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .290. And I love Laureano too. What am I, an A’s Stan? Where am I from, PakA’s-stan? Okay, I pushed too far.

Yusei Kikuchi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.66. Sitting 95 on his fastball after throwing 92 MPH last year. Completely abandoning his slider and curve, adding a cutter that was inducing lots of swings and misses. Yusei? Yes, I do! Kikuchi-kuchi-coo! Never thought I’d be interested, but here I am interested. He looks marvelous. Streamonator loves his next start, and I’m wit’ it.

Kyle Lewis – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .425. Heard Ken Burns is working on a 10-part documentary about Kyle Lewis’s 10-game 2020 season.

Wade Davis – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain. No closer is saving 10 games this year. Just not happening. Bullpens this year are like Princess Di and corgis walking through a field of land mines. So, I grabbed Jairo Diaz (save yesterday) in a few leagues, this will work out great for me.

Matt Kemp – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Great call by Bud Black to start him over Garrett Hampson. Don’t make me put that in sarcastic font. Of course, it’s freakin’ egregious. Can you imagine not giving Hampson time to prove himself because, ya know, he could have a future with the Rockies, unlike Kemp, who is just passing through? There’s a lot of terrible managers in the majors, but Bud Black is the worst.

Daniel Murphy – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .364. Another guy who should’ve been DFA’d years ago. Doesn’t even matter that he’s started this season well. Well, it does for fantasy, but wasting entire years on vets with declining skills is quite the strategy. Oh, and Black started Chris Owings over Raimel Tapia yesterday too. Dig to the bottom of the giant pile of dinosaur crap in Jurassic Park and let out a chef’s kiss.

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Lift the ball, Ryan! Everyone’s doing it.

Luke Weaver – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 14.73. Puke Weaver.

Merrill Kelly – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.63. Tough start vs. the Dodgers and threw the Quality Start, I’m taking the W on Friday’s Buy.

Julio Urias – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.45. Even though the season is barely ten days old, let’s be honest, we’re not sure if we’re getting another ten days. Okay, I think we do get a full 60 games, because games are money, and the MLB’s not trying to leave money on the table, but right now I’m thinking about how I want Urias on every team in 2021. He’s a top 20 starter waiting for a full season of innings.

Clayton Kershaw – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, as he was activated from the IL. Must be nice to have him back, which is different than it being nice to have his back.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-3, and his 2nd homer, but left game early with wrist soreness. Best to wish Betts your best. <–not a palindrome!

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .150. A 1st round pick that hasn’t made me want to pull my luscious hair from my head? No way!

Ryan Braun – Hit the IL with an infected index finger. Leave it to Braun to hit the IL during a weekend the Brewers weren’t even playing. What the hell was he doing with his finger? No one can go to the movies, so why’s he picking his seat!

Lorenzo Cain – Opted out of the remainder of the season. Don’t blame him at all. Brewers haven’t been able to play, so can you imagine being paid millions of dollars to sit in a five-star hotel and watch TV all day? That sounds awful! Also, do the Brewers need a clubhouse attendant? Asking for a friend.

Jack FlahertyCardinals have come back with multiple positives. So what does that mean for the Cardinals? Prolly taking the road previously un-traveled by the Marlins. They’ll sit in their hotel for a week. Occasionally, they’ll peek their heads out their room, see Mike Shildt sitting there as a hall monitor, and go back in their room. Only what they don’t know is it’s a scarecrow in a Shildt jersey.

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William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Gotta find some voodoo to get Matt Olson going – that opening day grand salami seems like last season

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

I have him and Chapman. Owning them isn’t quite the fun I thought it would be.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Are we leary of Leury? Or does any fool who’s hitting really need to be owned?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Soroka ouch!

Steverino
Steverino
2 years ago

Holding Corbin Burns. Any point?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Not on the ground like y’all, but from this distance the season could stop at any moment.

Pretty pleased to be on an island at the bottom of the world right now!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Pretty much normal. Everything is open, crowds at sports games etc.

The border is basically shut though, and any New Zealander returning from overseas has to go into managed isolation for 14 days (during which time they are tested twice) – in the last three months the only reported cases have been from people in those facilities, so there’s no community transmission – at least as far as can be determined.

Can’t be complacent though. In the state of Victoria in Australia, it’s basically out of control again and they’re essentially in full lockdown.

I think we did a really good job of squashing it, but the way things are going elsewhere now, I’m so glad we are somewhat isolated with closed borders.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ha!

And once you’re out, this is where we will go eat – https://pastureakl.com/

Meant to tell you earlier in the year, but Covid. It is EPIC. Check out pasture_akl in the Insta as the website is pretty minimalist…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

So, so good. No wait staff – you sit at the counter and the chefs do everything. Cook, serve, the whole lot.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

That cooking course all those years ago is finally paying off!

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

14t h2h k/9

Kikuchi or P Lopez?

SP:
Soroka
Lynn
Lamet
Shoemaker
Burnes
Kikuchi

RP:
Hader
Familia
Anderson
Jeffress
Chad Green

Thanks

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

Hey Grey, with Hill being scratched for general mild soreness, do you think Hill will get his second start this week @KC? It’s a tasty matchup if he gets it! If not, I’d start Stripling in San Diego…

JC
JC
2 years ago

Kingery, B Anderson, CDick, Shogo,

Please rank top two.

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, please pick top 3 streamers?
Shoe at Braves
Matz at Wash
Montgomery at Phil
M.Perez at Tampa
Richards at home vs Dodgers
Javier at Arizona
Fiers at home vs Tex
Kikuchi at home vs Rockies
Lucchessi at home vs Arizona
Wacha at home vs Mia
Bassitt at home vs Astros

Eric Pehrson
Eric Pehrson
2 years ago

Grey, long time lurker here. Would you drop any of the below for Yusei Kikuchi? 12 teams, 6×6 with no bench players. The extra cats are QS and OBP.

Yu Darvish
Dinelson Lamet
Lance Lynn
Chris Paddack
Nate Pearson
Julio Urias
Adrian Houser
Joe Jimenez
Hector Neris
Taylor Rogers

Also, drop Jose Peraza, Ian Happ, or Amed Rosario for Jo Adell?

Thanks in advance.

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Drop Peraza for JP Crawford, H. Kendrick, M. Harrison or Solak.

Could you rank your choices.

Thank you

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Happy Jo Adell Day. JO ADELL SZN. however, we need like 2 SP and a closer, bahahaha… everything is fine.

Sam
Sam
2 years ago

Should I add Jo adell over your boy Lourdes or Christian Walker?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

Marlins promoting their entire farm system in advance of tomorrow’s game.

Jordan Yamamoto is among them and presumably will occupy a rotation spot immediately.

Marlins stink and they’re essentially tolling out the B-squad, but what are your thoughts on Yamamoto?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Dancin Homer
2 years ago

not that i read in this list:
https://www.rotoworld.com/baseball/mlb/player/15034/jordan-yamamoto

if you missed ed cab, sixo, l.diaz, chisholm, jesus sanchez it’s because they aren’t there. only highish end prospects they are promoting are monte and jorge guzman. this assumes this post is comprehensive and accurate (it probably isn’t)

The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Just picked up first share of Chadwick Tromp in a daily for Coors tonight. Yippy!

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Drop K Lewis or Hand to pick up Adell in 10T 5×5 redraft

OF:
Acuña
Ozuna
Laureano
UTIL
K Lewis

BN
Altuve
Polanco

Thanks

southside dom
southside dom
2 years ago

Not a question. Just another prayer hexagon/reverse jinx/whatever it takes to get Alonso, Will Smith, Matt Olson, Oscar Mercado, etc etc going!!!!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  southside dom
2 years ago

Yes! And please include Franmil!!!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 years ago

Falafel, Alfaro (When he comes back) or Garver(someone dropped him and I’ll put in a waiver claim if he’s the better option of the three)?

Herschel
Herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: is Flaherty startable this week? 12 team weekly roto.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Herschel
2 years ago

First 4 games cancelled for the Cardinals and who knows if there are more to
Come… too risky imo

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 years ago

Jo Adell or Kingery for bench bat?

zombie
zombie
2 years ago

I promised myself that I would not let any of this bogus season’s happenstance aggravate me. Butt, with the Cardinal shut down (upcoming series & potentially the Cub series) and absence of info. as to which players have got the covid, what onGodsgreenearth am I o do with Tommy Edman and Dylan Carlson? A likely one week off just seems like too many missed roto stats this year. Replacement options like Villar, Tucker, Kingery, Solak, Kieboom aren’t spectacular. &/or maybe take a shot at arms like Howard or Kikuchi? If you recommend dropping both Cardinals (redraft), could you please recommend your top two-three bats & choose between the two arms (assuming that Howard gets the call). Ugh. Sorry, I really was not supposed to get aggravated this season.

zombie
zombie
Reply to  zombie
2 years ago

I guess add Adell to the options; THANKS.

zombie
zombie
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thanks, grey! happy monday.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 years ago

Joe Adell getting called up…

YC
YC
2 years ago

Hey Grey- hope this finds you well. In a 12 team weekly mixed league:
1) is Luke Weaver a drop for streamers? His next 2 starts are @SD and @ Col
2) McCutchen or Hilliard (4 home games)?
3) is Holland worth anything at this point? My closers are not in good shape.
4) play Mondesi this week (given his injury)?

Thanks!

Lil Petey
Lil Petey
2 years ago

My only 1B-eligible players are “paused” (Goldschmidt and Hoskins).

C Walker and W Myers available – which one to pick as a stop-gap?

Thanks for all the daily stuffs!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Lil Petey
2 years ago

hoskins back right now (he’s playing right now, batting 2nd)

Robert Schroeder
Robert Schroeder
2 years ago

Sulser or Drake ROY?

Brett
Brett
2 years ago

Drop Nick Anderson for J. Diaz?

Thanks!

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
2 years ago

I’m sure you’ve been asked variations of this a million times but if you had to pick one of these guys who would it be?

Shoemaker, Burnes, Canning

Thanks!

Presting
Presting
2 years ago

Start or sit Plesac @Cinci today in 12 teamer?

Thanks!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 years ago

Awesome weekend recap Grey!

This is madness and tough to keep a team afloat in a weekly league. I’m in a 10 team H2H keeper with 7×5 categories geared towards OBP. Would you do the following trade?

My Ketel and K. Lewis for Baez and Adell?

I’m not worried about positions but more total value.

Thanks,
LG

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

What’s up Grey,

Who would you drop first for Monte or just hold?

Happ, Verdugo

Thanks!

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
2 years ago

Drop kimbrel for wick or hold?

Herschel
Herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need to start one, who do you like?

K Tucker – 3 @ Ari, 3 @ oak
Moran – 2 @ min, 2 vs min, 3 vs det
Madrigal – 2 @ mil, 2 vs mil, 3 vs cle
Riley – 1 vs nym, 3 vs tor, 3 @ phi

Thanks!

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 years ago

Last 1, I PROMISE (fingers crossed behind my back)

Need to bench 1;

Starlin- 5 games (2vNyM, 3vBal)
McNeil – 6 games (3vMia, [email protected], [email protected])
Amed – 6 games (3vMia, [email protected], [email protected])

winer winner chicken dinner

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 years ago

Drop Kiner-Falafel when Jorge Alfaro comes back?

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Fogimon
2 years ago

easy yes when back.

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 years ago

Me again, hi.

2 start Cueto (@Col, @LAD) or 1 start Merrill (@SD), OR 1 start DeSclafani (unannounced, but schedule is Mil or Cle)

I knew before I asked, the @Col and @LAD are benchable offenses for the smallest of crimes. Only the top tier guys would I put through that torture, but damn if I hate wasting 2 start weeks!

dmax04
dmax04
2 years ago

Points league – Arraez or McMahon

Also – would you chance starting Flaherty this week in a two-start week? Lineup lock at first pitch tonight. Alternative is Kyle Gibson.

Fogimon
Fogimon
2 years ago

Hey Grey!
Never thought I’d say this in my lifetime, but I am majorly thirsting for some Phillies baseball!!

1 to bench;

Springer- 6 games ([email protected], [email protected])
Blackmon- 7 games (4vSF, [email protected])
Bryce – 7 games ([email protected], [email protected], 2vNyY)
Conforto – 6 games (3vMia, [email protected], [email protected])
Franmil – 7 games ([email protected], [email protected], 2vCin)
KLewis – 7 games (3vLaA, 3vCol, 1vOak)
Teoscar- 6 games ([email protected], [email protected])

Wise man once said, the most important ability is availability.
Thanks

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Well, benching Conforto for the week pretty much sucks.

Yay me.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

Waiting on the results of the MRI on Ohtani. Are the results in yet on the MRI? I fully expect a stint in the IL. So I am looking for a replacement. These are my choices:

Tyler Alexander
Tejay Antone
Thomas Hatch
Michael Wacha

Also anyword on a Casey Mize call up?

JC
JC
2 years ago

Which side? Holds and saves are separate.

I give: Hand, Yelich, Morton, Abreu
I get; E Rosario, Cole, Story, Cron

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
2 years ago

Morning Grey,
I have some tough decisions to make in order to activate Trout and Soto in my 12team H2H keeper league(keep 10). Ive been stockpiling borderline closers lately. More than happy to drop one of them. I picked up KARINCHAK, BURDI and PRESSLY this week. The other drop will be one of J.PEDERSON, K.TUCKER, T.GRISHAM, CJ CRON. I drafted pederson and cron to play 1b. Neither has really run away with it yet. I like Tucker as a potential keeper but hes struggled as well.
What do you think?

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks. My team is stacked but 1B is a real black hole. I wish one of my stud bats would get 1B eligibility. Any sneaky trade targets due to gain 1B eligibility soon? I was thinking of trying to buy low on Olson but with such a short season, Im not sure that it makes sense

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

“Nearly end“

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

“Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that all of the Marlins’ COVID-19 tests came back negative again on Monday.”

Shouldn’t the headline coming out of these results be: “ False Positive COVID tests nearly MLB season, tests to be halted for asymptomatic players until testing accuracy improves”

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

It definitely seems like chaos is the goal, a la “Plandemic”. Why else would something so unreliable be relied upon for making important decisions about nearly everything? MLB issues are pretty small compared to Bob the restaurant owner’s or such. But, man, it sucks trying to navigate this important job of bidding on FAAB’s and setting my FBB rosters!

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

hmmm, a sport with no salary cap ceiling nor floor cheaps out on tests when compared to the other sports, nobody saw that one coming right.

eric
eric
2 years ago

Young Eloy for Old Greinke?

183414
183414
Reply to  eric
2 years ago

Not close !!!

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Grey, I’m sensing you’re lukewarm on Sulser. What are your concerns?

The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Best Ball 10s standings update. No team currently better than 7th place.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Nope. Me.

Zach
Zach
2 years ago

Morning Grey

Who gets the boot when Soto gets activated? Thanks as always.

Will Smith
Josh Bell
Ozzie Albies
Xander Bogaerts
Dansby Swanson
David Fletcher
Starling Marte
Teoscar Hernandez
Kyel Lewis
Franmil Reyes
Marcell Ozuna
Kyel Schwarber

Luis Castillo
Tyler Glasnow
Ross Stripling
Liam Hendriks
Brandon Workman
Adrian Houser
Dinelson Lamet
Mike Soroka
Ryan Yarbourgh
Tyler Chatwood

Zach
Zach
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ugh is right. So Schwarber over Reyes, huh?

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, this is my staff
L.Castillo
S.Gray
Lynn
Houser
Kelly
Would u drop any for Mize,Bassitt,Javier?

Jaco
Jaco
2 years ago

Mr Grey Mr Grey how how goes it, I hope you had a splendid weekend—

A). You dropping Canha for Monte?

B). On pace to be 30 IP short—would prefer to keep my RPs but don’t think I have a SP to drop and stream to catch up in IP. Merrill Kelly, Bassitt, Montgomery on the wire to give you an idea of the quality of streamers I could have (although all those guys should be owned and could be snagged off the wire tomorrow who knows). Any suggestion of a drop to stream or just hold?

For ref: Yahoo 5×5 roto

C – Contreras
1 – Olson
2 – Madrigal
Ss- Baez
3 – Machado
Of – Ozuna, Grisham, Myers
Ut- Eugenio Suarez, Canha
B- Kingery

Sp- Giolito, Castillo, Paddack, Gallen, Lamet, Houser
Rp- Jansen, Hand, karinchak, Pomeranz, Burdi, Sulser

Also, this is nothing but it happened in my brain so I have to tell someone; looking at my RPs—Kenley Jergens on my Drew palmeranz with my nick Burdi in my Brad Hand….please don’t ban me

Jaco
Jaco
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Do you like Adell over Monte? Saw you recommend Adell over Kingery, but I only have him and Madrigal for 2B…if adell> Monte (or someone else) how much faab in 100$ league? I have 47 left and got Madrigal for 35…second highest bid was 6 bucks hahaha

Thank you again

Jaco
Jaco
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

U are los man per usual. Mucho appreciadado Grey

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Also, guess who drafted Freeland in RazzSlam? This guy. and they laughed at me… who’s laughing now?! bahahahaha

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

RazzSlam is bestball though *thug glasses* , 2019 his mechanics went bad but in 2018 he was actually better in Coors… so we’ll see. His mechanics were good in Spring and so I grabbed him as my last pick in RazzSlam, can’t argue with that LOL

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

You left one out Grey!

Wil Myers: Went 2/4 with a triple and three RBIs on Sunday. Myers’ triple came with the bases loaded in the 8th inning as the Padres’ rally fell short. Myers is batting .257 with a .366 OBP, two HR, 8 RBIs and 1 SB.

Myers winks at Grey, who does not own any shares of him, then tips his cap to Harley Earl who owns him on every team he has. Meanwhile, Pete Alonso continues his whiff brigade with 15 Ks in 40 at-bats.

Come on, throw some more Hate to my boy Myers! You know you want to!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
2 years ago

You left one out Grey!

Wil Myers: Went 2/4 with a triple and three RBIs on Sunday. Myers’ triple came with the bases loaded in the 8th inning as the Padres’ rally fell short. Myers is batting .257 with a .366 OBP, two HR, 8 RBIs and 1 SB.

Myers winks at Grey, who does not own any shares of him, then tips his cat to Harley Earl who owns him on every team he has. Meanwhile, Pete Alonso continues his whiff brigade with 15 Ks in 40 at-bats.

Come on, throw some more Hate to my boy Myers! You know you want to!

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

Drake , Jeffress, Sulser or J. Hernandez in a RCL? Thanks!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 years ago

Points league…
Dobnak or Eovaldi ROS?
Thanks again

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I know… it’s just with positives and postponed games I need to make harsh decisions…
thanks

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 years ago

Wick over Gallegos?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
2 years ago

Has Karinchak bypassed Hand at closer, or am I better off picking up Jairo Diaz or Wick? I have Hudson and Bradley as my other closers. Thank you.

DLev45
DLev45
2 years ago

12 team 5×5 Roto (6 keepers)

Hitting:

C – Christian Vazquez
1B – Matt Olson
2B – Cavan Biggio
3B – Matt Chapman
SS – Javier Baez
OF – J.D. Martinez
OF – Ramon Laureano
OF – Michael Conforto
Util – Shohei Ohtani
Util – Teoscar Hernandez
BN – Nick Madrigal
BN – Ian Happ
BN – Willie Calhoun
IL – Hunter Dozier

Looks like Willie Calhoun would be the weakest link as a bat at the moment.
Make a move for any of the top bats on the WW?

Monte Harrison
Jacoby Jones
Renato Nunez
Kyle Tucker
Brian Goodwin
Shed Long
Paul DeJong
Danny Santana

Pitching:

SP – Gerrit Cole
SP – Walker Buehler
SP – Mike Clevinger
SP – Robbie Ray
SP – Julio Urias
SP – Dustin May
SP – Ross Stripling
SP – Nate Pearson
RP – Kenley Jansen
RP – Brandon Kintzler
RP – Ryan Pressly
IL – Noah Syndergaard
NA – Casey Mize

Pitching wise, really up in the air about what to do. Grabbed Pressly on the Osuna news, and then Kintzler is in Marlins purgatory. What area would you target at the weak spot, and who would be the drop when Mize comes up and is no longer NA eligible? Would you move on any of the below?

Pitching WW:
RP – Craig Kimbrel
RP – Sergio Romo
RP – Oliver Drake
RP – Cole Sulser
RP – Taylor Willias
RP – Nick Burdi
RP – Trevor Rosenthal

SP – Yusei Kickuchi
SP – Griffin Canning
SP – Yonny Chirinos
SP – Alec Mills
SP – Anthony DeSclafani
SP – Kyle Freeland
SP – Chris Bassitt
SP – Tyler Alexander*
SP – Wade Leblanc
SP – Antonio Senzatela
SP – Mike Fiers
SP – Alex Wood

Maaatttttt
Maaatttttt
2 years ago

Turnbull or Kikuchi?

Maaattttt
Maaattttt
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Okay thanks! I just activated desclafani, drop for kikuchi?

Also was rostering Diego Castillo and Chad green in a league with holds, I dropped chad green and Oliver drake to move desclafani from
IL to bench, should I drop Castillo and pick up green or drake or just keep Castillo?

Maaattttt
Maaattttt
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks again!

Prestige
Prestige
2 years ago

Am I crazy to want to stream Chi chi gonzalez at home (colorado) vs the Giants today??

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

10 team H2H points league

Saves are 10 pts
Holds are 4 pts

Got to drop one of the following:

Nick Anderson
Hector Neris
Alex Colome
Kirby Yates

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

@Grey: Here’s to W2 being better with the bats and that my pitching keeps it up – naturally my early investment in bats didn’t work W1, while my pitching was ridiculous…

Need Olson, Bellinger, Suarez, Will Smith (C), and Mondesi to get going. Following up on Mondesi, prayer octagons for both Mondesi and Betts and that whatever injuries they have are super minor and they only end up missing a game or 2…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Get ready for that 2021 Adalberto Mondesi sleeper post – he’s batting 8th tonight and unless he gets going with the bat and glove soon, i have a feeling things are gonna get rough. If my league didn’t count errors, I wouldn’t know he had 4 errors last week, and i think 3 of them came in 4 games

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Happened to Suarez again in his first AB – 2 pitches that showed as outside for strikes – that 2nd one that he took for strike 3 was outside

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

You can see it’s getting to Suarez too

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I’m not even mad at Suarez cause it’s not like he’s swinging wildly and missing – it’s these BS calls… dunno what he’s supposed to do other than expand the strike zone and strike out anyway?

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
2 years ago

Feels like my team has extras I do not need, like an extra 1B in Walker or Voit, extra questionable RPs in Kintzler and Kim (and maybe Pressly, we’ll see), and Britton by the end of the week. I want to free up some space to do more steaming of bats and pitchers due to the short season, though currently I’m first. Would you drop any of my spare 1Bs or RPs to stream someone like Christian Javier? And/or would you look to offer Abreu, Voit, or Walker in a trade?

Team in a 12-team, redraft, Roto

C – Perez, 1B – Abreu, 2B – Ozzie, 3B – Chapman, SS – Trea, OF – Laureano, Judge, Brantley, Util – Voit, Bench – Walker (though sometimes I play him over Voit)

SP – Clevinger, Gray, Hendricks, Turnbull, Disclafani, Tanaka,
RP – Britton, Jairo, Bass, Kintzler, KH Kim, Pressly

IL – Dozier, Verlander

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Will do. Who do you think is better ROS: Voit or Walker? Walker seems to be hitting well for average and putting up Rs and RBIs, but no HRs yet and that lineup is, overall, pretty bad except for like, him, Marte, and Ketel.

Matt
Matt
2 years ago

hey Grey – I’ve recieved the following offer after your buy/ sell post on friday. In a 12 team h2h 5×5: Gerrit Cole, Segura, Shogo for my Xander, Soler, Wheeler. Below is my team:

1b- Olson
2b- Ketel
3b- Ramirez
Ss- Bogaerts
Of – Trout, Judge, Soler
Util- Teoscar, Grisham
Bn- Edwin, Edman
Sp- Berrios, S. Gray, Lamet, Wheeler, Gallen, Pearson, Hill, May, Luzardo
Rp- Britton, Bass, Karinchak

Do I take Cole? Thanks!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 years ago

Hey to the Hey Hey,

First off, impossible question that I don’t think you’ll feel like answering in comments: what the hell are we supposed to be doing now? That is, I normally just spend April sitting and looking at what I’ve got. I only make piddling moves with the last few spots on my roster to speculate on guys grabbing the CL role for the rest of the season, stream pitchers here and there when there are super-juicy matchups, and maybe grab a callup like I did with FTJ last year. But now? What the F, yo? Am I waiting and seeing what I’ve got for two weeks? Three? Playing like it’s July?? I have no clue, and don’t expect you to, either, but it’s relevant to my Qs below . . .

1. Matt Olson. I had a WOOOOOODski to reach for this guy in my draft. So far pppppthhh. I’d rather have Jose Canseco in 2000. How long do I wait on a dude that I’m expecting mostly power from?

2. Mize/Howard . . . do we even have time to wait for rookie nookie and play the right matchups or . . .

3. . . . is Bassitt a hold in the spot I could use for the kids ?

Lurvey Lurve Lurves!!!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thank you, my dearest over-the-internet friend.

Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Love your work! Gotta say I disagree with you on your takes on Gallo and Kemp.

It is not surprising to see Gallo hitting so well. He was crushing it last year before he was injured.
From 2018 to 2019, Gallo’s rate of swinging at pitches outside of the zone dropped from 32.3% to 24.2%. His OBP jumped up from .312 to .389. This tells me he is maturing, and taking what is given to him rather than forcing his will every at bat.

Now onto Kemp/Bud Black..
In a shortened season when anyone has a chance, I would much rather take a proven veteran over a young player that has a future with the team (Unless your the Marlins or Tigers and a few other teams). Every game counts, and the difference from making the playoffs and not making the playoffs could be Kemp batting .260 with 9 HR and 30 RBI versus Hampson batting .250 with 2 HR and 15 RBI and 5 SB. (i just made those numbers up in my head :P)

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

https://razzball.com/deep-impact-joey-gallo-roman-god-of-hard-contact/
Looks like he’s picking up where we left him last year. The extended recovery time has helped, if eason started in April he would have struggled.

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

For sure! I enjoy a healthy debate and appreciate your perspective!

Looking forward to your analysis the rest of the year.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 years ago

1) Mize or Kikuchi over any of Javier or Houser or May? Or hold?

2) Monte or Solak over any of Teoscar, Didi or Wil Myers? Or hold?

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Garver – Looked over some film, and was confirmed by another dude on twitter, like some others his bat is still “in camp” as he’s fouling off pitches he normally gets to as his hands are back more, thus slower. He discipline is still extraodinary as he’s only been chasing 12% of pitches so far and his contact rate in the zone is currently down 12% despite swing rate in zone up. So he needs more ABs.

Robles – Velo is still down and his command has been meh. hanging way to many breakers. Angels have 5 blown saves in 10 games… okayyyyyy. Great, wonderful. Could be in 1st place in all mlb, instead bleh.

Bauer – The Tinkerer is crazy, as he changes habits so many times in season its hard to track trends in approach etc. But currently digging into his success to see whats up(or down).

Matt Kemp “The Hilltopper” – because literally everytime he plays, personally, i see him climbing over the corpse of Hilliard, though Bud is certainly hampering other value.

Belli – pulled a change down the rightfield line on that one, good sign of things to come I hope. Swing adjustments were totally worth it! digging morer into that as well, briefly mentioned some of it in Summer Camp #2 Top outfielders

Chatwood – So money, yes on the cutter more but he also made some changes – will be diving into him for this week.

CLE Starters – So basically we all should have just drafted their starting rotation and we all would be leading our league in pitching stats – check! In one league I now have Bieber, Cookie, Civale and Plesac…. yep.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Garver 4 Life! (until he finishes the season batting .200)

Big Ticket
Big Ticket
2 years ago

Thanks Grey! All this outbreak madness is rough, especially in weekly leagues. Would you roll the dice this week and make Flaherty active? Alternative would be Fiers … TIA!

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

How can there be a fantasy season, if you lose key players for a week at a time ? Can someone just summarily fire Manfred. This is pure insanity !

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
2 years ago

Per the Tatis trade…

12 team keeper league. Points.

Is Chapman + Hiura too much to pay for Tatis?

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Five hitter keepers

SF
SF
2 years ago

Hi Grey,

Which two starters would you want for the ROS? Plesac, Gallen, Musgrove, or Singer

Thanks!

SF
SF
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

So true.

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
2 years ago

Saves ROS

Sulser or bass?

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Hope not. Picked up Bass last week. Giles with shoulder strain…..Bass looking good.

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
2 years ago

Good Morning, Grey!

I think I speak for all Fantasy nerds when I say, “I’m glad you haven’t opted out of the rest of 2020…yet!”

SS – Adames, Hoerner, or JP Crawford?
MI – Adames, Hoerner, JP Crawford, Dubon, Schoop, Solano, or Wilmer Flores?
CI – Longoria or Moreland?

12-team 5×5 OBP roto

DonnieB
DonnieB
2 years ago

I have Burnes,May and Kelly as my last three starters. Could I upgrade with DeSclafani,,Waino, or Ass a closer like Diaz? Thanks.

Sam
Sam
2 years ago

Happy Monday!
Is josh James a drop yet? Spencer Howard, McKay, gore, Montgomery, kikuchi are some guys available… I also have Robbie ray and luccessi Who haven’t been very good… make the sewap for any of these dudes?

Coolwhip
Reply to  Sam
2 years ago

yeah i think we can move on from James now as much as it pains me, the command improvements I saw in Spring Training part 1 are no where to be found right now. Def try Kikuchi at least for next start

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Please advise which of these trades you would accept.

1. Yelich and Newman for his Trout and Shedd.
2. Yelich and Newman for his Cole and Arreaz
3. Abreu and Morton for his Story and Cron

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Trader
2 years ago

take Story!

Trader
Trader