Many of you might not realize this, but I try to stay consistent in advice.  When you write 3,000 words/day, sometimes things get blurred.  I like so-and-so and don’t like that so-and-so, then the first so-and-so gets cold and I no longer like that so-and-so or the 2nd so-and-so gets hot and I like him, so I no longer like so-and-so, but do like that so-and-so.  Or sometimes I’m just so-so on a particular so-and-so, but that so-so is fluid and a so-and-so can become a little more than just so-so or a little less than just so-so.  BTW, those who just Googled for “so-so fantasy advice,” welcome!  You’re at the right place.  So, my so-so feelings on Nathan Eovaldi have moved up, and he is rattling off irrefutable evidence that he should be owned.  Yesterday, Eovaldi took a perfect game into the 7th, ending up with 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.35, and, outside of one start in Yankee Stadium, he hasn’t allowed more than four earned runs in any start.  He’s thrown three starts with one hit or less!  Johnny Lasagna may have been exposed as a noodle arm, but the Italians still have Rachel Ray’s E-O-V-A.  Eovaldi is now at 8.2 K/9, 1.1 BB/9, 3.36 xFIP; those numbers suggest he should be owned in every league, and I’m in agreement.  The origin story film, Velo, may have received mixed reviews, but is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, and I loved Jordan Hicks’ cameo.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jake Bauers – 2-for-3, 3 runs, and his 3rd homer, hitting .240.  More impressively, he has a .372 OBP.  You’d think someone with a name like Jake Bauers he’d have no time to walk so much.  Shows you that you can save the country, your daughter and the president all while finding time for low-impact cardio.

C.J. Cron – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Him breaking out after being under The Sciosciapath’s control is so unsurprising.  If Trout went to another team, he’d be a 70/70/.450 guy.

Joey Wendle – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting near-.450 in the last week.  Go ahead, Mr. Wendle!

Steven Matz – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.31 vs. Blake Snell – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.09.  Snell, man.  “Oh, he relieved Matz.”  Snell, man, on the Rays.  “Nah, he relieved Matz.”  You’re thinking of Gsellman.  “Fine, Blake Gsnell is awesome!”  I’m talking about Blake Snell!  “Oh, he’s okay, but not an All-Star.”

Kyle Tucker – 0-for-3 as he was promoted on Saturday.  I just gave you my Kyle Tucker fantasy.  It revealed Cecil Cooper is a wizard, and you weren’t ready to handle it.  In 80 games in Triple-A, he had 14 homers, 14 steals and hit .306.  Here’s what I want to say to that…ZOINKS!  In Prospector Ralph’s top 100 fantasy baseball prospects, he was sixth overall.  And that was before the season even began!  Hard to see another prospect coming up for fantasy that will be as monumental of a call-up as Tucker.  Willie Calhoun might come up, but he doesn’t have power AND speed (caps for emphasis, not due to sticky keyboard).  Tucker should be owned in every league.

Carlos Correa – No activities yet for Correa.  Hopefully if you own Correa, your fantasy league has two categories for Pins & Needles.

Nick Williams – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .240, and two homers in the last four games.  Williams is one of those guys who I’m anxious to pick up, so I’m constantly looking at him to see if he’s stringing together some wonderful like your maw-maw crocheting.  Honestly, not sure if that heatness is there yet for Williams, but one more good game and I’m going in.

Enyel De Los Santos – Being called up for Tuesday.  Halleberrylujah!  I love Enyel.  Yes, partially because I own him already, but, hey, what fun is this mishegoss without a rooting interest.  So, in Triple-A, he has an ~8 K/9, ~3 BB/9 and 1.89 ERA.  (Yes, listing ERA is cheating, but shut up!  Okay, his xFIP is 3.89.)  Fine, it’s not amazing and he’s young, but he gets the Mets and I’d give him a whirl.

Joe Musgrove – Will return on Tuesday vs. the Nats.  The Stream-o-Nator likes the start, but robots aren’t as frightened by players returning from injuries.  I could see the start going sideways faster than Frogger with a 18-wheeler bearing down on it.

Nick Kingham – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  You know you have too many teams when you could’ve sworn you dropped Kingham everywhere then about two innings into yesterday’s game, it’s like, “I guess I’m starting Kingham in one league.  Here goes nothing, apparently.”  I don’t hate him, never have, it’s just rookie pitchers give you roofies and that’s the sitcom set at an all-girl’s school.  Shoot, shouldn’t have used a thesaurus for “The Facts of Life.”

J.A. Happ – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.44.  As Fred Willard would say, “Wha’ Happ-ened?”  I feel a DL stint headed Happ’s way, or some team is going to trade for him and get Jokey Smurf’d.

Ryan Borucki – 7 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  You can click his name and see what I said about him after his call-up, it wasn’t all bad, but we’re not here to talk about the past!  His next start is in Fenway — that’s more like Barf-yucki.

Kendrys Morales – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last three games.  Could be a light schmotato for power.

Domingo German – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.06.  In my top 100 for the 2nd half, which I’m working on now for release next week, I talk about how awful Severino was in 2016.  This is also why we can’t make any sweeping generalizations about Domingo German, but also why we can’t trust him.

Aroldis Chapman – Dealing with a knee injury, but the Yankees say it’s minor, like the sex worker he tied to a bed for eight hours.  Stay woke!  Yesterday, David Robertson (1 IP, 0 ER) nailed down his 2nd save.

Shane Bieber – 6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Bieber was given the A’s, and that’s exactly what he had handed to him.  Stream-o-Nator still likes Bieber against the Yankees next time out, and I don’t know if I have those kind of pants marbles.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two days.  What’s the least exciting way to homer in back-to-back games?  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Piscotty doesn’t know!  Well, he should since he did it with back-to-back 1-for-5 games.

Jed Lowrie – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer, hitting .290.  He also homered in back-to-back games, but at least he went 2-for-5 on Saturday.  Ter, if, ick.

Yasiel Puig – Hit his 11th homer, but because we can’t have anything nice or subpar, as the case may be with Puig, he strained his oblique.  That should vaguely knock him out anywhere from 3 to 10 weeks.

Andrew Heaney – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.94.  I’m pretty sure he would’ve given up 5 ER in 3 IP if you started him, so not sure how we combat that.  Though, your cammo cargo shorts are a good start.

Justin Anderson – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save because Blake Parker was used in a losing game the day before and we’re relying on The Sciosciapath to make sane, reasonable moves.  First mistake!

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.11.  Gausman, please remove your surge protector for the 2nd half.

Chris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  If you can handle a 4-for-24 with four homers, Davis could be heating up.

Kyle Gibson – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.59.  You know what postseason award he’s headed for, right?  The Razzballie “Pitcher Who I Picked Up And Dropped Countless Times And Should’ve Just Owned” award.  The metal plaque with the name of the award is larger than the award.

Brian Dozier – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Shhh, don’t get hot until after the All-Star Game so a few more people can trade for you.

Eduardo Escobar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and has 35 doubles.  No one in the majors has 30 doubles.  Cup runneth over with double E’s!

Mitch Garver – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, 2nd homer in the last four games and hitting .500 in the last seven days.  Hot schmotato alert (if he’s in the lineup)!

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.28, but three straight solid starts since he altered his mechanics.  In one deeper league, I grabbed him in case he’s turned a corner, and he gets the Rays next.

Mark Reynolds – 2-for-4, 1 run and two homers on Saturday (9, 10).  He also had ten RBIs on Saturday while going 5-for-5, as Saturday was the highest single scoring night in the history of my memory, but I can’t remember further back than about ten days.  I’d also grab Reynolds, because Mini Donkey is dropping haymakers.

Sean Doolittle – Dealing with a strained toe.  What an odd thing to find in a colander!  I tried to pick up Kelvin Herrera in every league I’m in, but this Doolittle injury does sound minor.

Tanner Roark – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.76.  Roark more like Ruh-Roark.

J.T. Realmuto – 5-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs, hitting .317.  Jerry Tomato hit five singles for the Juan Pierre cycle plus one.  Don’t you dare try to Juan-up Pierre!

Martin Prado – 4-for-6, 2 runs, hitting .217.  As long as it’s not Martin & Stealin’ Riddle’s playing time.  It wasn’t yesterday, since J.T. 2: The Riddle went 3-for-6, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .269.

Robbie Ray – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.23.  He was only staked to 15 runs thru four innings going against the Padres at home, I mean, what could we expect?  Maybe, I don’t know, FIVE INNINGS FOR THE FREAKIN’ WIN?!  Too much to ask, APPARENTLY!  All you needed was TWO MORE OUTS!  By the way, I’m trying this new keyboard that simulates walking in and out of a LOUD BAR!  I don’t know what’s going on with Ray, but he can’t be started anywhere.  I’m not dropping him yet, but that’s the next step after being unable to start him.  Such a SHAME!

Zack Greinke – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.39.  Geez, must’ve been something in the air in Arizona this weekend.  It definitely wasn’t moisture from a freakin’ humidor!

Wil Myers – 1-for-6 and a slam (6) and a double legs (3, 4), and three homers on Saturday (3, 4, 5), and that’s just what he did off Robbie Ray.  Kidding, he only hit two homers off Ray, but that’s because Ray was removed before he had chance to surrender more homers.  Effin’ schmohawk.

Trevor Story – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, as he returned to the lineup.  Damn, I fell for the ol’ “Player’s going to be out at least a few days so pick up his replacement, then the player who was supposed to be out plays.”  It’s a tricky gambit, and now I am the proud owner of Pat Valaika.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .245.  I know he’s hitting for a little less on average and it’s a different position, but think about how you would never think about dropping Trevor Story, yet you’re not sure about picking up Healy.  At least 62.2% of you, because that’s how unowned he is.

Anibal Sanchez – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.72.  *sees ERA of all my fantasy teams, looks at Anibal Sanchez’s ERA, opens window, jumps down one story into rose bush*  OW!!! *sees my neighbor calling to his daughter*  “Anibal, come here, you’re so great and wildly undervalued by society.”

Sean Newcomb – 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.44.  Not trying to rub salt in your wound, but I said to sell Newcomb when he had a 2.71 ERA.

Junior Guerra – 6 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.79.  In one league, I picked up Guerra about six to eight weeks ago, and haven’t found a reason to drop him.  Trust me, it’s not without looking.

Ryan Braun – Hit the DL.  This is only his 2nd DL stint, which puts him about two DL stints behind his preseason projected pace.

Lorenzo Cain – 1-for-4, 2 runs as he was activated from the DL.  Makes me a little “emoji on the chin” that Braun was just sacrificed to the DL Gods to make room for Cain…Sugar.

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 21st and 22nd homer.  No kidding, the best moves the Brewers have done all year are the moves to put Braun on the DL.  They should just trade Braun for a partially opened fake vomit, gag gift.  To further the point, Jesus Aguilar has been a top 25 hitter this year on the Player Rater.

David Price – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.44.  In this game, the Sawx scored 15 runs, but most came after he was out of the game, so he didn’t exactly break win’d, but it was the Royals, so pretty much what I said for Ray applies here.  Only fortunate thing (for me), I don’t own Price and won’t.

Andrew Benintendi – 4-for-5, 2 runs, hitting .293.  He reached base ten straight times before striking out in the 8th inning.  Impressive, until you realize he struck out against Jason Adam, who is a fan who won a Royals’ giveaway.  Kidding, he was a top prospect *does a lame job of covering mouth* in 2014.

Jason Hammel – Moved to the bullpen.  Taking his spot will be Burch Smith.  Burch is the Root Beer King of Missouri.

Whit Merrifield – 5-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .303.  To Whit, nothing in excess, except base hits.

Alcides Escobar – His consecutive game streak ended at 421.

Tyler Chatwood – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.01.  “Theo Epstein is a genius!”  Then, “Well, genius is often misunderstood, like how I don’t understand how Chatwood is still in the rotation.”

Billy Hamilton – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 20th and 21st steal, hitting .231.  Billy Hamilton has the ability to turn the routine into a Little League-type play.  Whether it’s him stealing a base and forcing errors by the other team or hitting with the ability of a 12-year-old.

Eugenio Suarez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .315.  Total broken record with this but–Total broken record with this but–Total broken–Sorry.  I just can’t get over Eugenio fractured his thumb this season and is doing this.  He is definitely going to be in my top 100 for the 2nd half.  Easily.  Looking at top 40-50 right now.

Mike Fiers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.65.  Like the founding father who doesn’t have a smash hit musical about him, I cannot tell a lie, I streamed Fiers even though the Stream-o-Nator was iffy on it.  I apologize to our robot overlords and Elon Musk.

Nicholas Castellanos – Out with a mild wrist injury.  Castellanos said, “I’d only be able to hit the ball 178 MPH today at best.”

Cole Hamels – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.37.  He also gave up four unearned runs, but the Fantasy Baseball God, Unearnedio, showered Hamels in reprieve.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  ABD making it as easy as 1, 2, 4.  As simple as do re fa.

Austin JacksonGiants traded him to the Rangers.  Whew!  I was worried we might see Willie Calhoun at some point this season.

Carlos Martinez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.05.  Forget if we (I) deemed C-Mart fixed after his last start, but, yes, I think he’s fine once again to start everywhere, except Coors.

Jack Flaherty – 2 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.34.  Flaherty?  That’s insulting.

Yairo Munoz – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (4), hitting .288.  He’s been hot recently, but the Cards don’t even play their best hitter (Jo-Ma) every day.  A flustercuck, indeed.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .275.  He didn’t much of anything yesterday, and ma effin’ nishtana.

Steven Duggar – 2-for-6, 1 run, and hit leadoff, as he was called up with the eradication of Austin Jackson.  Duggar is one of 19 kids and had 4 homers and 11 steals in Triple-A.  Duggar’s got more siblings than power, but he should walk enough to get on base to steal 15-ish bags.

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .257.  His uniform number should be 8, because he just did.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.42, as he was activated from the DL.  Maybe this is a coincidence maybe it’s not, but when Samardzija was activated my Apple Watch “detected a heart rate that rose above 140 while you appeared to be inactive.”

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DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

1. Holds and saves league….which trio would you rather have?

A. Parker, Bear Claw, Osuna
B. Trivino, Herrera, Hirano

2. Parker, Osuna, Bear Claw, Britton…which one is your drop?

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
4 years ago

Worth dropping Devenski or Robertson for Britton?

Thanks

Milarky
Milarky
4 years ago

So I’ve been offered Bryant/Roark/Gardner for Beltre/Snell/S. Marte. I’m pretty much out of it this year, and this means I’d keep Bryant instead of Rendon as one of my 4 hitting keepers. No impact on pitching keepers, as I’ve already got Kluber and Severino as my 2. The trade analyzer has me losing in a landslide, but it seems to over value Marte in my opinion, at least for what he’s done this year. Thoughts on this deal, even if it’s just as the starting point of a negotiation to get Bryant?

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Milarky
4 years ago

@Milarky: Looking again, Marte is actually doing better than I thought….

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Milarky
4 years ago

@Milarky: P.P.S – SLG% is a 6th offensive category for our roto league.

CP
CP
4 years ago

Arano with yet another save…looks like Seranthony is the new Hader…I hate Kapler

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Keeper league, very strong in steals, 10 team roto 5×5

Here’s trade

Freddie Freeman-Jacob Degrom

For
(My)
Trea Turner- Luis Severino

I also can add (my) Yuli Gurriel for Barranclough, or (my) Votto for Doolittle.

Kinda need saves, but meh. I’m also pretty deep at CI, So trading one wouldn’t hurt.

Thanks.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks as always

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 years ago

Who would you rater have ROS? Rizzo or Bellinger? Also Springer, Ozuna or Upton?

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
4 years ago

Any love for DeShields in the second half? I’m considering swapping him in for Conforto.

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Anyone have a term for a league mate who, respectfully, is out of the playoffs before all star break in a head to head league and decides to play this week because they know the opponent and pick up Danny Fing Duffy and he decides to pitch a shutout into the 6th?! BS? Discovering Plutonium by accident? That’s baseball? K rage done…. Thanks for the talk haha

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Great Hader. Go ahead and let light hitting Nancy boys Starlin Castro and Brian Anderson go back to back on you. How is it the Marlins have been killing my pitchers this year? Didn’t help that the umpire made called the pitch that should’ve struck Castro out a ball.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ugh. So frustrating. Well at least I know someone else has the same luck. Are there any particular scrub players that give you fits?

surfer dude
surfer dude
4 years ago

Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts: who’s the drop (for ROS)?

Soto
Rosario
Desmond
Tucker
Acuna

Thanks

lubey
lubey
4 years ago

Odubell, Soto, or Wil Myers ROS?

El Famous Burrito
El Famous Burrito
4 years ago

Jesus Aguilar looking to make the All-Star voters regret picking Barabbas.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

@Grey: Thoughts on Archer tonight? I didn’t watch his start but the numbers are pedestrian:
3.1 3 runs, 3 Ks, and 2.4 WHIP

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Wow, Votto was choking up a long way when he hit that HR off Clevinger. Wouldn’t have thought that was even possible.

Another Dan
Another Dan
4 years ago

Grey,

Excellent stuff as usual. Makes very work morning that much brighter. Thank you for that.

Dozier or Merrifield ROS ? Close ? Needs dependent ? Or you can replace Merrifield’s SB by streaming appropriately ? 5×5 roto, can keep 5 for next season, neither likely to be keepers.

Best wishes,

Another Dan

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
4 years ago

Is this the Break out of Gregory Polanco??!! 2/2 4 RBI sbs….In the 3 hole!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
4 years ago

You are in the zone Grey! Can’t wait for your second half rankings!

I tried but couldn’t trade Newcomb. Would you drop him for any of these free agents or hold? 10 teamer

Gausman, Taillon, Evoldi, Godley, Rich Hill, Heaney, Weaver

Thanks!
LG

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

Cain is on waivers in my league. Drop Desmond for Cain?

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  Robert
4 years ago

@Robert: can I play in your league?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  crimedog
4 years ago

@crimedog: ha, N. Cruz was also on waivers at one point.

crimedog
crimedog
4 years ago

Is there a term for when a player goes to Coors but then faces lefties 2/3 times and can’t hit lefties so will get benched or go 0/6 with 5Ks?

Got excited when I realized lamb was going to Coors until I saw Freeland and Anderson on the mound.

gregg
gregg
4 years ago

gurriel, thames or jomar ros?

gregg
gregg
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

thanks dude

dau
dau
4 years ago

Span, Nimmo, Toles or Jay to replace Puig?

LenFuego
LenFuego
4 years ago

Start Jeremy Hellickson in a 2 start week (home against Reds and Mets)? He was awful in his last start, but was supposedly sick.

The alternatives are Shane Bieber (home v NYY), Joey Lucchesi (home v LAD), or Jared Hughes (as a ratio protector)

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  LenFuego
4 years ago

@LenFuego: 12 team 5×5 weekly roto, BTW. I am in 1st place, competitive in all categories.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Dang … I asked too late … stuck with Hellickson … my bad.

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
4 years ago

in my Yahoo 12 team points league i was offered Price for my chris taylor , my rotation looks like this.
Archer
Pivetta
Arrieta
G. Cole
Manaea
Stroman
Gibson
S. Miller
Dereck Rodriguez

if i make this trade i have no SS but Semien, Ketel Marte, Russell are FAs so i can pick one up after, question is should i even pull the trigger on this trade. it kinda feels like a blah trade but i feel like my rotation needs some love. My team is in 3rd and my lineup is pretty good so im not too worried about losing Taylors bat.

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: i figured as much, just not to sure about my rotation as currently built

Locked
Locked
4 years ago

Newcomb and Rosario for his…Paxton, Degrom, or Snell?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

He’s probably doing it just to raise and then dash my hopes, but Schoop has a 7-game hit streak going. Five of those games have been multi-hit, he has five doubles and 2 homers in that span…

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I drop sabathia, pivetta, bieber, and or hirano for any of these guys.
Arrietta, garret Richards, matz, j Zimmerman, animal, luscecci. The thing is arrietta I might not be able to get so if you can make a who to drop and like 1 extra name to pick up if there is any.

Jt
Jt
4 years ago

C chirinos
1b Abreu
2b Albies
3b moose
If Bauers
OF Ozuna, benetendi, haniger, Cain
Util brad miller, reddick
Bench Camargo, happ, Avisail, puig
DL Braun, Bryant

Sale, Nola, Bauer, Maeda, pivetta, Zimmerman, Rondon, Bradley, Jeffress, Dominguez NA Gray

On waivers mchugh, Eovaldi, Fiers, gyorko, Weaver, Chapman, verdugo h2h holds/saves league win/loss

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Start Archer for two starts this week or Weaver against the White Sox? Thanks

Hankg
Hankg
4 years ago

I have significant leads in all the power categories (HR, RBI, R and OPS) but am lagging behind in the pitching categories. I currently have Arenado, Suarez and Devers at 3B. Would you consider dealing Arenado for either Kershaw or Cole? I’d offer Suarez but do not think he has enough “name value “ to complete a deal. Thanks

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
4 years ago

Depends on the return of course, but are you still selling Javy B?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: We’d previously discussed something like Javy B + Keuchel for Severino – would you still do that?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks – in any case the guy already has Gordon, Segura and Arenado (the three positions Javy is eligible in our league) so not sure if he’s a sufficient upgrade to make him want to give up Severino.

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
4 years ago

Grey! i asked this on the top 100 hitter rankings as well but no answer yet so im going for the double dip

5×5 weird NL only with BB instead of Runs for hitters

need walks bad

my corey dickerson for his ian happ. approve?

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: just read that happ has a BABIP over 400. worried?

thanks for quick reply

LockItDowm
LockItDowm
4 years ago

My Soto and Newcomb for Paxton? Roto 5×5

Jon
Jon
4 years ago

I need to drop 3 guys total from below. H2H 5×5 scoring, keep forever league:

Brandon Crawford
DeJong
Matt Chapman
Jose Abreu
Nimmo
Billy Hamilton
Choo
Pivetta
Musgrove
Tanaka
Maeda
Garrett Richards
Kirby Yates
AJ Minter
Ken Giles
Archie Bradley

I’m leaning towards Musgrove, Nimmo, and one of the infielders… Would prefer to keep the RPs as I’m in need of saves.

Aardvark
Aardvark
4 years ago

Is cespedes worth trying to get for the second half? Trade Matz for him if I can?

Joe Torre stills runs the Yankees
Joe Torre stills runs the Yankees
4 years ago

May be too early to ask this question but Osuna (set to return Aug. 5th) and Cano (set to return August 14th) are both currently sitting in my waiver pool of a 12 team redraft league.

My team could use both of them (definitely hurting for Saves) so just wondering when would you start thinking about stashing these guys that it’ll be worth losing the available roster spots?

Cram It
Cram It

@Joe Torre stills runs the Yankees: I’ve got Osuna stashed already, but that’s in the ‘Pert A-hole league. I’d say 2 weeks out, maybe 10 days depending on how fierce your league is.

Bk
Bk
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You think it’s worth losing the non-DL roster spot for the month? Even in 10 team leagues?

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
4 years ago

sweet F’ing jebus these baseball guys breed like rabbits or mormons in the months of sept-nov. JUST MOVE THE MONTHS A LITTLE if you need to breed this damn much! good god man. now realmuto too. i’m not asking for these guys to be moral savants and just NOT breed at all here, just a little favor.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good afternoon, Grey!

So todays’ fresh new hell is Gallo sitting against Ed-Rod in Boston. Gallo’s numbers against him? 2 for 3, both hits HRs. They supposedly want to go righty heavy against the lefty. Umm… All Gallo does is hit HRs. Do you really want to sit him on a day when the data says he might actually do that? Ugh. I wish the baseball gods would save us from overmanaging.

dau
dau
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: or undermanaging?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  dau
4 years ago

@dau: Haha, yeah, or just plain managing. You get rid of the managers (and umpires), and baseball’s a pretty nice game.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: I wish the fantasy baseball gods would save you all from overmanaging.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: It’s a curse, Cram. I don’t have a lot going on right now.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago
Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: Hendrix fan?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Yessir. Also a conspiracy theorist. For commenting, I picked a nickname off the cuff, now I’m stuck with it for life.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yep, if Gallo’s taught me anything it’s that any of his outcomes could come at any time. No way to guess.

Ozzie Smith
Ozzie Smith
4 years ago

Travis Shaw droppable at this point in a ten team H2H league right? I know he could very well turn it around at some point batting in one hell of a lineup but he just doesn’t look healthy.
I already have Machado, Rendon, Muncy to cover 3rd or CI and there are plenty of good bats still on the WW…
Gurriel
Soto
Peraza
Thames
Etc.
I will be dropping him to pick up a RP to hopefully help stabilize my whip, ERA, and also add K’a and saves.
Thanks buddy!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Shaw’s BABIP is so friggin low – but I haven’t watched his ABs enough to know if he’s unlucky or just making weak contact

BTW, Billy Hamilton is 1/3 with another SB… he’s just mocking me at this point

Brad
Brad
4 years ago

Drop Luis Castilla for Enyel De Los Santos?

MH
MH
4 years ago

Grey, Luis Castillo or Dereck Rodriguez the rest of the way? I can’t believe I even have to ask

MH
MH
Reply to  MH
4 years ago

@MH: Also, drop one in a sv/hd league…H. Rondon, Winkler, Yates. Thanks!

dau
dau
4 years ago

Muncy for Taillon or Stripling …?

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
4 years ago

Greylord…….i need a DH on my ball club.
Who’s the add/should be owned

Cron, G Polonco, Moreland, Reddick, Castro

prey879
prey879
4 years ago

Is Trivino worth owning in a 12 tm redraft mixed league w/ 5×5 categories? Aka no holds, just saves league.

My closers are currently: Kimbrel, Sergio Romo, and Joe Jimenez.

Assuming Romo gets traded for a bucket of balls by the deadline, is it worth a hold and see if the A’s trade Trienen?

Lubes
Lubes
4 years ago

Got offered Nimmo for Chris Taylor- OBP league. I was thinking to counter offer for Mazara. Worth it for either? 1st place team needs MI help, hence the offer. I’m fine position-wise, although this would leave me with Rizzo as my only 2b.
Thanks!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
4 years ago

How worried should we be about Harper? Ive got him in a dynasty league (can keep five) and Im losing patience. Trade or hold?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Justin Ralph
4 years ago

@Justin Ralph: Not worried in a dynasty.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: Would you trade him for any of these guys? Stanton, Bellinger, Rizzo, Scherzer, Springer or J Ram?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Justin Ralph
4 years ago

@Justin Ralph: Straight up in a dynasty? No.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Justin Ralph
4 years ago

@Justin Ralph: I ‘m not even a Harper fan, and I could make a case for Jo-Ram, but I would still hold Harper.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

PIck 1;

Pivetta @ NYM (DeGrom)
Bieber vs NYY (German)
German @ CLE (Bieber)
Weaver @ CHW (Rodon)

The Scrant Dog
James
4 years ago

Is Enyel not available in the ESPN player pool? I’m not seeing him :(

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Grey upcoming streamers please pick top 3
Quintana at SF
De Los Santos at Mets
Weaver at White Sox
Lucchesi at home against LAD
Velasquez at Mets
Tailon at home agaibst Mil
SON likes all of them

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thank you

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
4 years ago

Oh great Grey:

need an OF ROS pts league. Can you rank top 2-3? Thanks.

Eaton, Heyward, Pederson, Kike, Dietrich, Hamilton, Bautista

Tshank13
Tshank13
4 years ago

A) J.D. and Strasburg
or
B) Stanton and Tucker

Is it close? Trade Analyzer can’t compute Tucker yet.

12 team 6×6+ops / 3 keepers
Thanks man!

Tshank13
Tshank13
Reply to  Tshank13
4 years ago

@Tshank13: Follow up: Is Tucker a potential keeper for next year? Top 30ish?

Tshank13
Tshank13
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Gotcha. Thanks so much man!

Mookie Cookie
Mookie Cookie
4 years ago

@Grey: It’s not guaranteed but he’s very very desperate, especially for pitching.

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

which side?
Blackmon vs Bellinger and Flaherty

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Ed Rod vs. Tex (Minor) 9.4 or a supposedly healthy Rich Hill @ SD (Lauer) 20.5?

I know it should be Rich Hill, but the health issues are a worry. What’s your pick?

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

Hey Grey – looking for some random weekly lineup help:

Currently plan on benching the slumping Nimmo, who has 8 games this week, in favor of 5-game Acuna and Jo-Mart.

Do you agree?

MALARKY
MALARKY
4 years ago

Who would you rather take ROS? Tucker or Soto?

MALARKY
MALARKY
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks as always! One quick follow up, what if I threw Aaron Hicks in the mix?

Mookie Cookie
Mookie Cookie
4 years ago

So I maybe could swing Paxton to get JD. However my biggest need is SPs.

I know you think theyre both inevitably going to get injured so which side would you rather have? I’m thinking JD and try to swing some other guys for SPs?

Also TB, OPS, QS, CG are categories for us.

Danke

Mookie Cookie
Mookie Cookie
Reply to  Mookie Cookie
4 years ago

@Mookie Cookie: Also would you be willing to give up G. Cole in the same scenario if necessary?

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
4 years ago

Thanks for the above advice! Sorry, one more (Managing DL)

Drop any of the following for Tanaka? Taillon, Pivetta, Flaherty
or hold first game back because it looks like Puig is heading to DL.
(Sorry, Yahoo is usually pretty slow on DL status)

Thanks!

Charlie
Charlie
4 years ago

Grey,

6×5, 10 team, h2h, including ops I have a few players on the dl and wondering who to keep, and who to dump in favor of either Thames or Yuli Gurriel. Which of the two would you add, and who would you send packing, Braun or Puig?

I currently have Braun and Wacha in my dl spots, and now that Puig is likely headed for the dl I don’t know which of the two to keep and who to dump. I can’t imagine you’d want to hold on to all three and have a dead roster space, so which of the three is the odd man out?

Here is my team.

C – Yadier Molina
1B – Goldy, Abreu
2B – Albies, Peraza
3B – Arenado
SS – Bregman
OF – Trout, Judge, Pollock, Hicks, Inciarte
SP – Scherzer, Morton, Keuchel, Price, Archer, Weaver, Heaney, German
RP – Kela, Barraclough, Rondon
DL – Braun, Puig, Wacha

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Charlie
4 years ago

@Charlie:

Profar is another interesting name that’s available.

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I can wait. But my thinking is if I have a dl spot, why not use it? I have two and Wacha in one and could place either Braun or Puig in the other. So I only need to cut one. Assuming Puig hits the dl, who are you cutting?

Charlie
Charlie
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Ok thanks.

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following. who do you like? springer has been kinda doody the last month or so, but two extra games over acuna?

springer – 4 vs oak, 3 vs det
yuli – 4 vs oak, 3 vs det
acuna – 2 vs tor, 3 vs ari
t anderson – 2 vs stl, 3 vs kc

thanks!

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: acuna pinch hit last night and got a base hit. assuming with the extra day off, he would be fine to play this week, but havent seen an official word. springer/yuli was my gut too….thanks.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
4 years ago

Let’s have another pick’em game! ROS in 12-team H2H

1. Bellinger or Papa Grande Abreu?

2. Suarez or Rendon?

3. Upton or K.Davis?

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

Confidence level of Samardzija regressing to the mean on a scale of 1-10?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: It does, I was at like 5.5.

Kyle Farnsworth
Kyle Farnsworth
4 years ago

Hey Grey – do you think I should trade Kris Bryant for JD Martinez & Anthony Rendon? You can keep players up to 3 years. I have to trade Kris Bryant this year since its my last year with him.

Thanks!

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
4 years ago

Great write up!

Need help in pitching.

Yahoo, 12 team, h2h 5×5

Drop Kike for: S. Manaea, T. Anderson, J. Zimermann, A. Sanchez, or Romo or A. Bradley?

Thanks!

Howdy
Howdy
4 years ago

Which one of these closers should i trade away for a bat.

Vizcaino, morrow, or Vasquez

EG
EG
4 years ago

Profar or Odor? 5×5 12-team H2H. Prob slight bias to power. Thanks

Hello there
Hello there
4 years ago

Out of these 3 closers, who is the one to trade away.

Vizcaino, Morrow, Vasquez

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
4 years ago

I added Zimmerman and Anibal to my staff this weekend. Also, I’m jamming out to Thrift Shop and am going to watch World War Z tonight.

Terrence Mann
Terrence Mann
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’d totally wear my grandpa’s clothes.

How was the triplets doc?

Jacks
Jacks
4 years ago

Took a deep look into Muncy and I made a bet with a friend that he will have a 30% plus K rate going forward and be a bench player by August. Here’s the argument: His swing rate is ridiculously low (3rd lowest in league) and zone swing rate is 10th lowest. He doesn’t make contact at elite rates. His plate discipline comp is really Russell Martin (Matt Carpenter too). Then you look at his heat maps. Cuz of his crouch, high strikes are not getting called on him. Like only 45% of high strikes are getting called vs 60-70s norm. And Muncy is TERRIBLE with high strikes. His ISO on them is ice ice cold. Umps and pitchers will adapt and it’s already happening. He has struck out twice in each of last four games. SELL, especially with Machado likely coming to Dodgers.

joe
joe
4 years ago

would you prefer shane bieber or jameson taillon ROS in a 12 team standard roto. need era/whip

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

@Grey: As I head into the AS break, my team is currently:

C- Posey
1B- Abreu
2B- Merrifield
3B- Rendon
SS- Lindor
OF- Betts, Rosario, Tucker
UITL- Gall
B- Desmond, Shaw

SP- Archer, Bauer, Corbin, Severino, Eovaldi
RP- Treinen, Boxberger, Dominguez, Barraclough, Clippard

My one glaring weakness is on the RBI front, where I am 5-8-1 and currently rank 6/10 overall in that category (The sink has been about a month now – correlated with Abreu’s slump). With yesterday’s piss poor 1 RBI day being the exclamation point. On the wire, some players I think can help are: Alonso, Smoak, Gurriel, Cron and I’d drop Shaw?

Based on the players I have, should I be worried about this prolonged slide, or is this just a slump and greener pastures are ahead?

Sports Benjamin
Sports Benjamin
4 years ago

Eovaldi
Godley
Bieber
Tyler Anderson
Rodon

Pick 3 for the ROS. Thanks Grey!

Sports Benjamin
Sports Benjamin
Reply to  Sports Benjamin
4 years ago

@Sports Benjamin: forgot to add this is a QS, K/9, IP, ERA, WHIP league

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Eovaldi over Harvey?

Audacity of Schoop
Audacity of Schoop
4 years ago

@Grey 12 team, 5×5 roto

Andujar or Healy? Coin flip?

Is Cahill worth a stash in a 12 team league or likely a streamer?

Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen
4 years ago

Grey,

Should I trust Corbin?

@ COL and @ ATL this week in my weekly league.

My other option is to start Iglesias and hope to snag some saves.

Thanks

southside dom
southside dom
4 years ago

Dynasty league, keep forever, looking to move someone to make room for DeJong

Who’s the drop? Buxton, Polanco, Michael Chavis

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. not sure on Aroldis’ status for the week. Aroldis with an 8 game schedule or Rondon with 7 games for saves?

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
4 years ago

My arrieta and Newcomb for his Gary Sanchez and David price?

ERad
ERad
4 years ago

Re: your lede-in of the lede – I think one of the biggest takeaways of all these write ups is that projections and valuations change on a daily/weekly/monthly basis – gotta strike while the iron is hot mon.

I feel like Robbie Ray is in a K/9 only league in fantasy, and that’s the only ratio he cares about.