For next year’s All-Star Game:  The best of the AL and NL will face off against just ex-Mets players. Maybe they can get Steven Matz (4 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 8.20) to pitch the Home Run Derby too. He’s useless otherwise. Oh, don’t worry, Matz is a great 2nd half pitcher, so wait until you see him around September 1st. Wrong city transpo line and total mixed metaphor, but the Nats T’d off on Matz like they were his daddy and Asdrubal Cabrera (4-for-4, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer) was in charge of doling out the punishment. Then Juan Soto (3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer) was the uncle who came in to tell Asdrubal that the Mets had enough, only to wait until no one was looking and lay a noogie on them himself. Then, as Sexy Dr. Pepper left the room, he tagged in Treat Urner (3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer) who laid all 155 pounds of himself into them. If the Mets ever let Pete Alonso go, he might be the first to hit five homers in a game. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Stephen Strasburg – Says his hand isn’t 100%. Sounds like something Terry Francona should say too.

Marcus Stroman – Opted out of the 2020 season. Here’s to my 2021 Marcus Stroman sleeper posts already being written!

Spencer HowardPhillies are preparing Howard and Velasquez to both start Friday. So many new rules this year, now two starters can go at once.

Aaron Nola – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.79. Phils jumped out to a huge early lead and Nola coasted out to the Ivictory Coast for a night stay at the W.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .303. That home run was dedicated to the Phanatic and that big ol’ green butt.

Jean Segura – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting 1st homer. So far Jean has been as silent as the 1920s movie star he sounds like he was named after.

Didi Gregorius – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .263. Phils really took to Newcomb literally.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Some guys who I wish I owned irritate me when they do well, but I never would own a top catcher, so I couldn’t care less when one does well. Get yours, Jerry Tomato.

Sean Newcomb – 1 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 11.20, and booted from the Braves’ rotation. Since I have so many teams, I honestly didn’t remember if I owned Newcomb. I would, wasn’t sure if I did. So I went through all my fantasy teams to make sure I didn’t have Sean Newcomb and, while doing that, it felt like I was in a horror film running past the front door to go upstairs. Thankfully, it was merely a cat jumping out of the closet. False alarm. Whew. The Braves need a starter for Wednesday, then maybe five days from now with Newcomb discarded like an Oldcomb. I have Bryse Wilson in one league (deep NL-Only), and they have Chacin, Faultysandwitz, Ian Anderson, Tomlin, literally, you name it.

Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .400. Someone put Ted Williams’s frozen head on the counter to start defrosting it; The French Terminator is making his play at .400.

Austin Riley – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .167. Can homeboy cut his Ks by like 5%? He is miserable to own.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 6th homer. This Story’s stretching out the “happily ever after.”

Charlie Blackmon – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .484. He’s going to hit .500 this year, isn’t he? Better leave out Ted Williams’s frozen head out and put earmuffs on him.

Chris Owings – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. Grey with the batty call! Someone light me a cigarette. That was sweet — was it a beedi? Also, it is still insane that Owings is not only getting at-bats, but playing more than Tapia and Hilliard.

Jon Gray – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.41 vs. Robbie Ray – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 10.59. Robbie Ray/Jon Gray is January 2020’s hope and potential of a new year vs. what the last five months have been.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he hits leadoff. Been saying for a week to pick up Calhoun, and now he’s in Coors? Echoing chef’s kiss.

Nick Ahmed – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 steals (1, 2). Here’s a pro tip in daily leagues, just pick up anyone who is playing in Coors.

Madison Bumgarner – Hit the 10-day IL with a mid-back strain. His back was hurt carrying the blame for his 87 MPH fastball.

C.J. Cron – Left last night’s game with a knee injury. It happened off a ninja ground ball that felled him, so Norris had to save the day.

JaCoby Jones – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, an inside-the-park home run that was gifted by Adam Engel, the White Sox center fielder. This comes after Eloy gifted an inside-the-park homer last week to Yelich. Did Oprah buy her hometown team?

Niko Goodrum – 4-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. Now has three big games in the last four. Ya know what goes with a hot schmotato? Goodrum.

Sean Manaea – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 9.00. Going on three starts where I’ve said some variation of, “How can it be that I can tell Manaea isn’t right and needs to be shut down but the A’s can’t tell?” And that’s me paraphrasing me!

Matt Chapman – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 6 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. Told you a Matt on the A’s would break out! *slowly backs out of the room, but backs into room filled with Matt Olson owners, dodges tomato*

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .143. Manaea is such a mess he’s giving up homers to Rendon. Woof.

Mike Trout – 4-for-5, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .333. Is this guy new, not sure I’ve heard of him before.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. I was thinking if Ohtani was good enough in this short season, Angels might come to their senses and only have him hit next year, but he’s had a good year with the bat before and it didn’t matter.

Joe Kelly – Placed on the 10-day IL the same day he went to appeal his 8-game suspension. I take back everything I said about the Dodgers being smart on how to manage their pitchers and fake IL stints. They could’ve just let him serve his suspension while he rested his shoulder. That’s a Grade 1 Brain Strain.

Dustin May – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.75. This Giant Human Carrot is a joy to watch, but losing to a Padres’ bullpen game makes me a very hungry rabbit.

Garrett Richards – Pushed back and now likely won’t be a two-start starter. Speaking of which, have there been any two-start starters this year? You gotta really be living right to avoid all cancelled games and get starts in the year 2020.

Adrian Houser – 5 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.65. Meh, pretty whatever start, but it was a tough matchup. Real star of the Brewers’ pitching yesterday was Freddy Peralta coming into relief and throwing 4 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.60. You’d think the Brewers had the 90s Braves pitching rotation to not find room for Peralta.

Keston Hiura – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .268. Not sure if you saw his homer, but he pulled an outside slider he A) Had no business hitting. B) Hit it nearly 400 feet. C) There’s no C.

Luis Urias – 1-for-4, 1 run, as he was activated from the Covid IL, and now could become the Brewers’ shortstop and show everyone really why it was so dumb to trade away Trent Grisham for him.

Randy Dobnak – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.90. Podcaster Ralph and I talk at length on today’s podcast that’s coming later today (I think) about Dobnak. We both agreed that Streamonator not liking him ever makes sense, because his strikeouts are the same as his Uber rating, around 5.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .211. Was the only damage against Houser, but it still counts as they say at the calculator factory.

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.10. Truly incredible how everyone was pulling for Lance McCullers to throw a no hitter. All I saw last night was people saying no hitter repeatedly. Doing whatever they could by repeating no hitter no hitter no hitter. Over and over. That’s how you get good luck with a no hitter, right? Honestly, when he was pitching a no hitter all I could think about was, “Please don’t hold the Giants to no hits today so they’re due tomorrow when I stream Bielak.”

Austin Slater – 2-for-3 and a slam (3) and legs (4), hitting .333. You don’t even want to know where Austin Slater is on the Player Rater. It’ll just piss you off. Let’s just say I did grab him in one league.

Donovan Solano – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .458. Welp, he’s Tony Gwynn Jr. Jr., so there’s that.

Kyle Lewis – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .373. They said Kyle Lewis cooled off. I say your thermometer is on Celsius and you thought it was Fahrenheit.

Dylan Moore – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .333. If you look at exit velocity on Statcast, it says, “It’s way too early to glean anything here, don’t you have other stuff to do?” But if you look past that pop-up warning, Dylan Moore is killing the ball, and should be owned in all leagues.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .297. I know it makes no sense to own a bunch of M’s but we’re playing a 60-game season in the middle of a pandemic. What makes sense?

Derek Dietrich – Signed by the Rangers. Out da box, Dietrich is better than Odor, yay or nah? 100% yay, rightskis? …Sorry, I was having this surfer I met at a longboard shop write this blurb. Didn’t work out.

Kyle Gibson – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.11. Ugh, usually he doesn’t go sideways until Paso’s the 5th inning.

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .233. Finally. Just Dong has been more like Just Do.

Andrew Benintendi – 0-for-0, 1 run, hitting .056. He needs a new team, like, say, one in Japan.

Charlie Morton – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. My guess is he’s not right all year. As they say at Western Union, don’t shoot the messenger.

Manuel Margot – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 1st steal. You don’t think Kevin Cash would bench someone after a four-hit night? You don’t know Kevin Cash.

Ryan Yarbrough – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.71. I had such high hopes for Yarbrough. Apparently, it screws him up to start a game. I’d fall back on the Streamonator for Yarbrough now, and it doesn’t like his next one.

Clint Frazier – Called up by the Yankees to act as a 4th outfielder and a reflective shield for the sun. In deeper leagues, I can see adding him, but the Yankees have never shown any inclination they would play Frazier regularly. Weird, because ginger makes me regular.

Mike Clevinger – Won’t start Tuesday because he also violated protocols by going out to party with Plesac. We need an 8-part 30 for 30 for this season, and I can’t wait for the episode about when the Indians go to The Floozy Trumpet for wings and things.

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The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

BAL @ PHI had quite a battle of who’s bullpen is worse, i was hoping we’d get a few more innings of that. i have a lot of harper, didi, segura, bruce (depending on depth of league), hoskins too.

krazyivan
krazyivan
1 year ago

What is the type of grass does this Buffalo stadium have? It is the right type of Bermuda it might play pretty nicely with Vlad Jr’s 70% GB rate.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  krazyivan
1 year ago

a lot of those minor grasses do move the ball along quite easily compared to most majors’.

Steverino
Steverino
1 year ago

Team hitting under .200 for the year. Nothing for it but to hope it gets better, right?

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Steverino
1 year ago

Try sitting Bellinger

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Grey! I said Lewis cooled off yesterday! Gotta reset the thermostat lolz

Or maybe just keep bringing it up so he continues to hit

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

All hail the king!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Alex
1 year ago

he’s the 9th luckiest (for AVG anyway) hitter thus far. his power is for real though, and up until his leg injuries (that went on for years) he had speed too. expected AVG is .248 going into today.

Fleeced
Fleeced
1 year ago

Which 3 would you pick in order?

Aguilar, Jacoby, Swanson, Y. Gurriel, Tauchman, Pederson, Moore and Grisham?

Fleeced
Fleeced
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.. If I add Hoskins to the list, does that change anything?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Gallen is seriously powered by SONs lack of confidence – hope he keeps it up tonight even though I sat him

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
1 year ago

Grey,

Heaney M Chapman or Ryu Suarez

7×7 QS K/9 and Obp and K for bats
15 teams with 11 keepers

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
1 year ago

dynasty, dumped matz today for bielak but won’t get his today start since stupid league add ing settings. lost musgrove, best order of adding (QS added): kikuchi, gausman, boyd, allard. roto, 16 teamer.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

As I watch Adalberto strike out with the bases loaded and 1 out and then Suarez strike out with a man on 3rd and 1 out – I am starting to think maybe drafting bats early wasn’t the right move…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I went based off the rankings – though I did debate for a bit about Suarez or snagging Matt Chapman early – he ended up going in the 10th round to another team cause I thought I’d be set with Suarez… but as a refresher, my bats are:

C- Will Smith
1B- Matt Olson
2B- Villar
3B- Suarez
SS- Story
OF- Betts, Bellinger, Laureano
UTIL- Mondesi

I’m sure they’ll wake up – just hope it’s before it’s the final 2 weeks of the season

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Nope it doesn’t look bad – and my pitching which i waited late on ain’t too shabby either:

Sonny Gray, Dilson Lamet, Max Fried, Zac Gallen, and Carlos Carrasco leading the way, and then a bunch of RPs to get that SVs/HLDs

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

in that league i was mentioning i have mondesi/olson/bellinger also. and narvaez (even worse than w.smith so far, and on MIL who, unlike LAD might end up a horrible offense)

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

yesterday i was talking with somebody i know about how many top end hitters aren’t doing well yet out of say the top 50 ADP hitters. it was like 22 of them. you aren’t alone. i’ve won AVG in a money league twice, the first matchup with a .208 the 2nd i was winning all week (mostly easily) and won with a .252 vs a near .200. this isn’t rare this year. i hate AVG as a category and that is only league i’m even in with that.

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
1 year ago

woah baby, about to cram all the NFL info into my brain for FF from say feb – now and i’m going backwards on the football side to do that (i’m not completely in the dark, i get those football guys daily emails (they are only “off” during maybe feb-right before the NFL draft) which are like longer rotoworld blurbs written by smarter, more informed people, roughly a dozen per day on average), and last year i’m pretty sure it was only maybe 7-8 pages of stuff, THIS year it’s 24 pages since the last one i know i read back in feb. props to those guys (DT a main one).

Hip hip jorge
Hip hip jorge
1 year ago

JaCoby Jones statcast data is bonkers. Someone dropped him in my league. I don’t feel like I have anywhere to put him though and don’t know if he is worth grabbing

Current OF (5 spots): acuna, Soto, springer, eloy, Lewis,
Utl: Ohtani
Bench: Adell

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  Hip hip jorge
1 year ago

maybe eventually adell but i’d not do that yet. might get lucky and springer gets DL’d.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
1 year ago

now maybe bud F’ing black wised up, hampson IS starting for first time this year vs righty. tapia’s back in too, who hadn’t played in nearly a week. this isn’t good for kemp (good) and hilliard (why?) too.

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

hmm, didn’t get that. who’s better stream tomorrow (nearly tied on SON)

eflin vs BAL
cease @ DET

Adam
Adam
1 year ago

Belli or yelich, keeper, obp, 5×5, 12 man

Hip hip jorge
Hip hip jorge
1 year ago

Sano or vladdy? Who pulls out of the slump for the better season?

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

Hey grey! In a keeper 12 teamer obp ops league where my chances of winning this year are entirely luck based on my pitching, would you trade a nonkeeper Freeman for the other guy’s $8 Yordan Alvarez?

Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
1 year ago

So I sign up Kemp for 5 games in the Rockies. First day on the team, dofus Bud Black, benches Kemp. I am not a Bud Black fan..

jdred5
jdred5
1 year ago

Daily 5×5: Who is the drop with Tim Anderson coming back today:

Bench Bats (but useful for position flexibility and starting when others have an off day, in fact, both starting today): Pollock, Kendrick

Possible Pitching drops: Spencer Howard (who I just paid to pick up), Diaz or Wick (closers always useful, both starting today as well)

Having a tough time with this one! Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I am thinking about dropping Kyle Schwarber for one of these outfielders

Austin”Don’t call me Christian, but A.C. is ok” Slater
Victor Reyes
Adam Duvall
Roman Quinn

I’m thinking either Quinn or Slater. Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

ok dropping Schwarber for Slater. thanks how the thoughts arent deep u might hurt yourself

JC
JC
1 year ago

Grabbed Kela and May per your direction.
Able to IL Kela. So either Romano (Ryu starts) v Marlins in that little park or Wick on the road v Indians (Lester starts) for a holds stream. Thanks!

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

This is no fun! May gagged and Romano delivered. On to tomorrow amigo.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Hats off to Nola for having that huge lead and not letting up.

Russ
Russ
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
Just looking ahead, is Lynn immune to the Coors sit or still gotta sit him as well?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I am thinking about dropping Kyle Schwarber. These are my choices as replacements:

Austin “Dont call me Christian, But A.C. is ok” Slater
Roman Quinn
Victor Reyes
Adam Duvall

Thoughts? I am leaning towards Slater and Quinn

jake
jake
1 year ago

In Redraft, Votto available. Is it worth dropping Ryan McMahon or Christian Walker for him? If so, which?
thx!!!

jake
jake
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thx!!! Believe in Gausman going forward??

Curious George
Curious George
1 year ago

Curiosities abound on mondays:
Is kingery a drop for cronenworth?

Ciwa
Ciwa
1 year ago

Hi grey!
I need one bat for this week (and beyond?).
That’s what my waiver offers
Cronenworth
Franco
Frazier
Aguilar
Murphy
Buxton

Thanks for everything from italy!

Ciwa
Ciwa
Reply to  Ciwa
1 year ago

ps: one of these over Swanson

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Quick ranking of my CI options please, I need to drop one: Eduardo Escobar, Renato Nunez, and Hunter Dozier. Thanks!

JaysForDays
JaysForDays
1 year ago

Tatis or trout moving forward?

5×5 obp 12 man keeper league

JaysForDays
JaysForDays
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

How about yelich or tatis lol

Tbone
Tbone
1 year ago

Yelich, Bauer, Sonny Gray for Flaherty, Albies, and Hader.

10 team 5×5 Roto dynasty

detroit696969
detroit696969
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

I need a hitter stream for this week. Could you please rank Moore, Santander, Murphy (6 games in coors *heart eyes*)

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

ROS Degrom or Bieber?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

5 games for Laureano – hope he appeals and they knock it down some

Mantis Tobaggan MD
Mantis Tobaggan MD
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

this was 6, i have no idea where you read 5. https://www.rotoworld.com/baseball/mlb/player/21599/ramon-laureano

hankp
hankp
1 year ago

Grey – The Benintendi owner in my 15 team 5×5 cut bait on him. Would you cut either of Grichuk or Goodrum for him, or would you hold those two instead? Thanks!

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Who is the better speculative play? Both Schwarber and Justin Turner were dropped in my 10 team mixed H2H redraft league.

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
1 year ago

Would you trade Sal Perez for any of the following, either straight up or paired with a pitcher (DeSclafani maybe?) in a 2-for-1: Berrios, Maeda, Greinke, Paddack, Corbin?

I’m currently in first place with 102 points. My weakest categories right now is steals, but I’m not sure there are any speed mavens to be had out there in trade; steals are down and the teams leading my league are all doing so on the combined strength of their players (which I would be, if Trea and Laureano were running better). My next weakest category is Ks, where I still have 9 points, so I don’t **need** anything right now, but figured if IKF sticks and gets some steals, he may be worth more to me than Sal Perez.

12-team, 10-cat, redraft Roto league
C – Perez; 1B – Abreu; 2B – Moore; 3B – Chapman, SS – Trea, OF – Brantley, Judge, Laureano; Util – Dozier; Bench – Ohtani, IKF

SP – Clevinger, Sonny, Hendricks, Tanaka, DeSclafani, Turnbull, S.Howard

RP – Britton, Jairo, Bass, Pressly

IL – Albies, Verlander

Joe Beísbol
Joe Beísbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

That would be my offer, anyone. One guy owns Berrios, Maeda, Greinke, for ex., and he’s getting nothing from the catcher position and he’s signaled a little desperation. Trying to see if I can pounce or, at least get a counter offer.

J-Money
J-Money
1 year ago

Whatup G,

Who’s the drop here in an OPS league? Todd Frazier, Aguilar, or Dozier?

Any belief in LaStella? Was money last year before going down and seems to be warming up. Tim Anderson back today so need to either drop LaStella, another of the three above, Heaney, or Odorizzi.

Thanks man!

Curious George
Curious George
1 year ago

Saves and holds league:
rank Pagan, Montero, and chad green?

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks grey! Curiosity satisfied.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Curious George
1 year ago

NYY for some asinine reason tend to NOT give c.green holds (this goes back years by the way), see tonight, they use ottavino in the 7th of standard holds spot (makes sense, this inning also could’ve gone to green) then they use the often horrible cessa in the 8th, BEFORE turning to green (who got 2/2 outs and saved them there from what could’ve been huge lead coughed up). montero/pagan/green, if ratios green might very well be at the top though

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

I need a plug and play at 1B until Goldy returns.

I have Moreland, but he is day-to-day and may not play.

Who would be the best replacement? Slater? d’Arnaud (qualifies at 1B)?

DLev45
DLev45
1 year ago

12 team 5×5 Roto

I have 6 starting slots for these 9 players:

2B (1):
Biggio
Madrigal

OF (3):
Just Dong
Laureano
Conforto
Teoscar
Tucker
Dozier

Util (2):
Ohtani, and any of the above.

Which of the 9 do you consider match-up-proof must-starts, and which of those do you rotate based on the match-ups?

Mex
Mex
1 year ago

Standard Roto.

I need to pick up 2 guys. How would you rank these guys ROS.

Dylan Moore, Maikel, Santader, Aguilar, Pollock?

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.

Philip
Philip
1 year ago

Grey, what’s your attitude toward Mercado in a twenty team dynasty? Should he be Rostered? Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Is Sano a drop for A. Cabrera going to Balt. for 3 this weekend or Solak going to Coors for the weekend.

Thanks

packers2018
packers2018
1 year ago

12 team dynasty with OPS. Currently in first, barely. Need help with bats.

I. Happ, Edman, Laureano and Skubal. Mine

JD. Martinez and Ryu.

Could fill 2B with Howie, Giminez, Schoop, Chavis. Need two. Ryu would help just with match ups.

packers2018
packers2018
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Trade my 4 guys for his JD and Ryu.

Could be enough to push me over the top.

Then I would need two second baseman out of Schoop, Chavis, Giminez and Howie.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  packers2018
1 year ago

howie and schoop (cano back soon, hurts gimenez)

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
1 year ago

Hi Grey. Do you see Diaz getting his old gig back with the Mets ? He’s available in my league. Seems that Lugo might be better suited for a different role. Maybe long relief. Your thoughts

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Thanks for all of your help.

1) Austin Slater or Christian Walker?

Thank you!

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Heaney or McCullers?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

I need a CF badly while Springer watches the season go by. Options include Buxton, Pollock, JaCoby Jones, Santander, Victor Reyes and Brian Goodwin.

I would need to drop Schwarber or Brandon Lowe. I could also drop Karinchak but I love everything about him besides the lack of saves. Thoughts?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

Hey to the hey hey, Good Mr. Grey,

No questions, just felt like saying what’s up!

Hi!

Lurvey!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Nada. Was going to pile on about Olson, but you already got yourself, so I figured I’d let you go.

In other news, I am starting to turn super-aggressive with my fantasy teams. I guess the wait-and-see period is already over? Maybe? I dunno . . .

Where have you been spending your afternoons without Starbucks, my HOTI friend?

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
1 year ago

Would you drop Spencer for Spencer?

Oh sorry was that confusing?

I mean drop Howard for Turnbull?

Thanks!

Smitty
1 year ago

Crazy – Clev and Plesac get dinged for going out for a beer. Crazier – B. Black actually letting Hampson play *holding hand to heart*. Down goes Stanton! Got him for a “bargain”! Nobody loves Solak? Just picked up his 3rd bag out of the 2 hole in a decent lineup.
Is it possible to reschedule all the cancellations due to the covid craziness? I wonder…
Have a great day Grey!

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
1 year ago

12-teamer, h2h.

for ROS:

1. which Sp to drop: corbin, bundy, lynn, bassit, odorizzi, heaney, merrill kelly?

2.verdugo or tauchman, ros?

3. CI– hunter dozier or eduardo escobar?

thx!

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

16tm in 1st by 20points.
Are you holding the T.Mahle or swap for F.Peralta?
Yarbrough or Shoemaker?

10tm(h2h) Ryan McMahon drop for Asdrubal?
(Currently in 8th place with UNDOUBTEDLY the best team I’ve ever assembled because head to head)

Thank you kind sir.

I

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

You recommended dropping Garver for D’Arnaud, but D’Arnaud was just snagged :(

Do you like any of these guys over Garver?
-James McCann
-Austin Nola

Thank you!

uncle wighty
uncle wighty
1 year ago

Minor or Odorizzi ROS? thank you

Jaco
Jaco
1 year ago

Mr. Grey Mr. Grey what up??

A). Are u dropping Hand for Buttrey if ur a Karinchak owner? Don’t really feel like sticking around for the blown save that actually loses Hand his…job. Current RPs are Jansen, Hand, Karinchak, Pomeranz, Sulser.

B). Man if ‘slam and legs’ was ‘surf n turf’ then maybe austin “Kelly”Slater would make more sense. Guy is hot fire at los moment!!

C). Drop schoop (finna be PPD) for Asdrubal? OR drop schoop for Aguilar and leave the 2-bag unattended until Berti (already own) gets his 2B eligibility here in 2-3 games?

Thanks as always

—Jaco

wass
wass
1 year ago

11 team 5×5 roto

JD Davis and Muncy for Devers. Is it close? I need a 1B and have Chapman at 3rd (thanks to Razzball, first time owning him!)

wass
wass
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sounds good! Wanted to make sure I wasn’t getting blinded by liking Muncy more than he’s worth and seems like I am haha thanks!

Stat Man
Stat Man
1 year ago

There are a lot of things that irritate me about the selfishness of Plesac and Clevinger…but, they also have a teammate who recovered from – or still has – leukemia!

On another note, I’ve learned the Giants and M’s offense isn’t actually pretty good and they can hit. Didn’t see that coming this year.

Lastly, would you take Kyle Lewis or Luis Robert ROS? If Robert hit higher than 7th in the order regularly and he could collect more counting stats it would be easier for me to decide.

prestige
prestige
1 year ago

SON loves Minor home vs Mariners tonight, but he hasn’t been very good so far this year. Would you go with him here in 12 teamer or no?

waffles
waffles
1 year ago

play McMahon (Gallen) or Schoop (Gio Gonzalez) tonight? thx

Bryan B
Bryan B
Reply to  waffles
1 year ago

I’d go McMahon if the roof is open.

lzack1
lzack1
1 year ago

Hello Grey,

Side A : Betts/Devers/A. Mondesi

Side B: Acuna/Gallo/W. Myers/L. Lynn

Which side and is it close?

Bryan B
Bryan B
Reply to  lzack1
1 year ago

Is this a keeper league or a sleeper cell?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Bryan B
1 year ago

ROS Degrom or Bieber?

lzack1
lzack1
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you sir!

Bryan B
Bryan B
Reply to  Coolwhip
1 year ago

Reminds me of Todd Zeile

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Coolwhip
1 year ago

How’s Garver doing?

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Haha, nobody bats 1.000. Right Grey? (except Mitch Garver in 2021)

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Coolwhip
1 year ago

Or maybe Odor in 2017.

Coolwhip
Reply to  The Great Knoche
1 year ago

in retrospect, Odor’s underlying metrics never supported his success and still don’t: avg or worse barrel%, EV, hardhit%, and lack of plate discipline. Which looking at those now, yuck, yuck, yuck.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Coolwhip
1 year ago

Yup. Didn’t touch him then or now.

Another one, which might be worth a deep dive into is Yaz. Small sample, but plate discipline looks a lot better. Haven’t looked at Barrels or Hard hit, but guessing he’s made at least a small stride.

Coolwhip
Reply to  The Great Knoche
1 year ago

good suggestion, thanks.

Coolwhip
Reply to  The Great Knoche
1 year ago

hahaha touche… ;-) not good, late on fastballs which was his strength last season. Not sure the cause yet. Was waiting another week of data to dive into what his issues were, so far seems a change in his stance is making a longer swing rather than the short compact one he had last year.

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Coolwhip
1 year ago

Lack of regular playing time isn’t helping either.

Coolwhip
Reply to  The Great Knoche
1 year ago

for sure, Baldelli trying to “preserve” him with Avila (who’s been semi-successful) hasn’t helped the early struggle. He needs more ABs to work himself out, likely seeing way more offspeed.

The Great Knoche
1 year ago

Any park metrics for Buffalo?

Coolwhip
Reply to  The Great Knoche
1 year ago

right center is a short porch, so lefty power goes up a good chunk and pull power up a tad

Bryan B
Bryan B
Reply to  The Great Knoche
1 year ago

Wild wings with blue cheese for days eh.

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
1 year ago

Trade Muncy for McNeil? I’m first in HR and last in BA, but I’m not sure this swap will do enough to lift BA at risk of reduced HR/RBI.

zombie
zombie
1 year ago

Thoughts on dropping Gallegos because although he’s probably good, we do not know when the decent Cards ballclub will play again, for Rosenthal despite him not being so good while a bad Royals ballclub? Logic just doesn’t seem to apply this season. Thanks!

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Hello again Grey,

Finally drop Ray for Gausman, Touki, or Montgomery?

Thanks

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you drop Ray for Gausman in dynasty as well??

Jah
Jah
1 year ago

With how much confidence are you starting Bundy tonight?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Jah
1 year ago

On a scale of 1 to 10? I’d say 11.

ryanoger
ryanoger
1 year ago

10 team redraft

Drop Adell or EE for Kole Calhoun or hold?

thanks

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  ryanoger
1 year ago

EE for Calhoun while he’s in Coors today and tomorrow

Curious George
Curious George
1 year ago

Drop Carlos Santana for Aguilar or cronenworth?

Statcast data (which I believe starts to normalize at least a tiny bit at 40ABs?) says Aguilar >>> Santana. Not enough BBE for cronenworth to say

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Curious George
1 year ago

I’d try Aguilar

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

The Matt Chapman take made me LOL at work. Loved the article!

Is Dustin May the Dodgers best pitcher this year?

eeyy1212
eeyy1212
1 year ago

Who should i pick up – Tauchman or Slater?
12 H2H League

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  eeyy1212
1 year ago

Tauchman for me

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Hello Grey,

I’m going to rest an ice cold Muncy and his fractured finger for awhile until he hopefully heats up. Should I grab a hot Moreland, Aguilar, or a recently activated Hosmer and his improved launch angle for the time being?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Saint
1 year ago

Aguilar for me

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
1 year ago

Any word on kiby yates i just traded him for josh donaldson. i think donaldson isnt going to be back soon anyway.

happyharry
happyharry
1 year ago

Hey Grey, your advice please on my Wong dilemma. Do I drop him? if so I need three 2B WW options..
H. Alberto, Kendrick, LaStella, A. Cabrera…Thanks Man!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  happyharry
1 year ago

Grey is the authority on Wong dilemmas.

I’d try Cabrera and see if he can keep it going, play the hot hand.

lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustkmisunderstood
1 year ago

why are phillies even consider valizquez starting over howard on friday. ?

Nola pulled after 8 analytics have to go he looked like he had plenty of gas in the tank.

Tony C
Tony C
1 year ago

Need to add a hitter, looking for best pure hitter but position flexibility is also a consideration as this will be my only bench bat. Please rank Brian Reynolds, Dylan Moore, Mitch Moreland, Jesus Aguilar, AJ Pollock and Brian Anderson.

Also, who should I drop in a holds league among Jake Odorizzi, Spencer Howard, Chad Green or Jordan Romano?

Thanks!

Tony C
Tony C
Reply to  Tony C
1 year ago

Dylan Moore was just picked up so cross him out.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Tony C
1 year ago

I’d own Moore while hot.

Depends on the rest of your staff but without more info I’d ditch Romano.

JC
JC
1 year ago

Holds, Saves , WHIP, Ks, Home Runs Allowed, and ERA are all separate categories so ratios matter. Please pick one for

1. Saves: Kela, Buttrey, Sulser
2. Streaming holds: Romano v Marlins, Wick at Indians, May v Brewers, Pagan at LAD, Stammen at LAD, O Perez v Cubs in bullpen game?

Thanks!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

1. Buttrey
2. Wick

Bryan B
Bryan B
Reply to  JC
1 year ago

1. Sulser 2. May

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

Are we done with Robbie ray yet? Toussaint is available in my league. I also have desclafani and Kikuchi that I could potentially switch out for the touss?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Sam
1 year ago

Yeah Ray isn’t startable right now, lose him. Stream the spot if you can…