Like a kindergartner who just discovered boogers, I was digging into exit velocity and launch angle, because, ya know, these are important things now.  Is it me or does it feel like sabermetricians think they’ve reinvented the wheel every six months only to abandon all the new stuff in six months for something else?  “This is Marvin!  Marvin Berry, your cousin!  Yo, put down your ERA+ and VORP, I need you to hear about exit velocity!”  So, Nick Castellanos is regularly talked about when exit velocity and launch angles are brought up.  His average exit velocity is 90 MPH.  The top is Aaron Judge at 95 MPH, and Castellanos looks to be about 40th on the list (it wasn’t numbered, and I’m too lazy to count).  The top 40 is filled with hitters who are excelling at ghosting faster than others, but is also littered with disappointing names:  Machado, Gallo, Sandoval and Miggy, to name a few, and there is at least half you don’t want.  I could make a case that Adam Lind is as enticing as Castellanos using just exit velocity, which I guess is my point.  It’s a fun new metric (not that new, not that fun), but, in my estimation, it’s like a piece of evidence found at a crime.  It’s got the victim and suspect’s DNA on it, but if it doesn’t fit you can choose to ignore it.  Granted, that doesn’t rhyme quite as well.  Castellanos is 2nd in the majors for Hard Contact%.  Right in front of Miggy.  Again, you can read into that anything you want.  I still believe the Castellanos breakout is coming one of these years (he’s still only 25), but if you watch him hit, he has a line drive stroke, not a home run one.  The launch angle data is even less compelling for Castellanos because he drives balls the opposite way.  You can mollywhop, but if you’re going the other way, it’s not going to do as much damage unless you are Giancarlo or Judge, i.e, a giant living amongst Lilliputians.  The Greek God of Exit Velocity pulls line drives and hits fly balls the other way.  It might be the leg kick, it might be his natural swing tendencies, but it’s obvious if you look at his spray charts.  With all that said (here’s where Grey throws everything out), there’s no one hotter right now and it’s silly he’s only owned in 40% of leagues.  Okay, enough of Grey’s impersonation of Fangraphs… Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

C.J. Cron – For 1st basemen Buys this week, it’s round pegs in square holes.  We had a good three months where there were about ten 1st basemen to pick up per week, but those days have dried up quicker than…Yuck, everything I can think that’s dried up is gnarly.  Makes it even more amazing how well the Lobby of Shriveled-Up Grapes did with the 1980’s Heard It Through A Grapevine dancing raisins campaign.  By the way, if you watch that commercial now, you’re like, “Damn, without internet, we were easily amused.”

Danny Valencia – He has two homers this week and…*raspberries lips*  That’s about it.  Hey, raisins to raspberries, can’t wait to see what fruit is next!

Paul DeJong – I’d grab him for a hot bat, or I’d even trade for him so you can include the note, “Please pass the DeJong.”  That note-leaver prolly wants to slather their April-cot toast.

Yoan Moncada – Here’s what I said this offseason, “Moncada looks about as can’t miss as Spin Doctors’ Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong even if his career looks like the Spin Doctors’ in reverse with the valley coming early.  A guy that can hit 20+ HRs and steal 30+ bases should get your under-nethers tingly.  This past year in the minors he had 16 HRs and 45 SBs as a barely only 21-year-old.”  And that’s me quoting me!  In Triple-A this year, it was pretty much Henry the Eighth, second verse, same as the first with 12 homers and 17 steals in only 80 games.  I’m gonna be so aggressive for Moncada next year it’s going to turn your head into a fidget spinner.  You might be like, “Yo, Grey, Fantasy Master Lothario, your handsomeness knows no bounds like a blind forest ranger, but aren’t you worried about Moncada’s Ks?”  Yeah, we were worried about Judge’s Ks and how’d that do us?  Everyone strikes out now, I’m not sweating it.

Jose Reyes – Really should be Amed Rosario we’re talking about, but, in fairness to the Mets, they would prolly be ten games under .500 even if they promoted Rosario in June.  But why are we being fair to the Mets?  In what looks like a lost season, Rosario could’ve been given an opportunity to get major league at-bats, so next year if the Mets are in it, Rosario wouldn’t be as raw.

Gerardo Parra – It was between Castellanos and Parra for the lede.  I went with the guy who doesn’t have three guys breathing down his neck for playing time, and isn’t reliant on home games.  Someone right now, “Which team plays in Reliant Field again?”

Nick Williams – I made the analogy the other day that Nick Williams is like a latch-key kid because no one is around on the Phils, so it’s up to Nick to hit third and make dinner, and I’m going to keep running that allusion into the ground.  Hey, Nick, only two hours of TV, then put your brother, Maikel, to bed.  Also, don’t look in mommy’s dresser that has a sticker with a giant green leaf that reads, “Herbivore.”

Rajai Davis – The King of SAGNOF only has a couple hundred ABs this year, then, when he ordered one of his subjects to feed him grapes, Mallex Smith put on white gloves first, which caused Rajai to lose it, “You would be blessed to get The King of SAGNOF’s saliva on your paws!”  And, through all of this hardship, Rajai is still tenth in the majors for steals, and one good game away from being top five.

Bruce Rondon – Something few people, if any, talk about is how many new closers come into the league around the trading deadline.  Then again, I don’t read what others write about fantasy baseball so maybe everyone’s talking about this.  Damn, had one good sentence, then refuted it just that fast and I can’t argue with the rebuttal.  Marriage is a sentence, and now my sentences are like marriage.

Tyler Clippard – I’ll never be as clever as that one moment in my Rondon blurb, so why even bother?  Damn, now I’m bumming myself out!

Sam Dyson – He’s actually been good so far on the Giants.  I know, I know, I just jinxed him, but what if now I just unjinxed him?  Hmm, did I just jinx him again?  Okay, but what if now I’ve unjinxed him again?  Damn it!  I just jinxed him again, didn’t I?  Well, not so fast, sucker!  I just unjinxed him!  And jinxed again!  And just that fast unjinxed!  Jinxed!  Unjinxed by saying jinxed!  Jinxed by saying unjinxed!  AHHHH!!!!

Jerry Blevins – Could Reed get moved?  Would Leave It to the Blevins really become the closer?  I don’t have answers for these questions, but the 2nd one made me shudder a little and I shart a dingleberry.

Sean Doolittle – The Nats’ closer could also be Ryan Madson.  I’d say the only one that truly knows is Dusty, but that would be assuming Dusty knows.  Dusty knows A) His toothpicks are stored in his pear-shaped vase.  B) There’s no B. C) There’s no C. D) And there’s no motherf***ing D!

Keone Kela – This is more complicated than what Jeff Banister knows.  He sure as hell doesn’t know where the other N is in his last name; that shizz is confusing, yo.  Alex Claudio has been fine as the closer, but Kela returned from the DL and could take over the closer role.

Zack Wheeler – This is a strictly Stream-o-Nator call like the call it makes out its window, screaming, “Rick Springfield said, ‘Jesse is a friend!’  I want friends!  I’m a peach!”  Yo, Stream-o-Nator sounds lonely.

Jerad Eickhoff – I nearly listed Rafael Montero, but I gave you one Mets starter, so I figured I’d mix up my Stream-o-Nator recommendations.  Kinda tomato-tomahto though.  (Can you count all the fruits mentioned in this post?  Yunel Escobar can.)

SELL

Corey Dickerson – Sells are legit the hardest thing I write all week.  I don’t like being wrong, and Sells are consistently being graded on most recent performances vs. long-term.  For unstints, I’ll say to Sell Michael Conforto or Miguel Cabrera in May (I did), and they will hit a home run within three days and people are like, “Yo, Grey, you is dumb!  I’m going to send you a male passenger pigeon, please eat its D!”  If you are selling a player, it is not for what they do in the next week.  It’s what they do for the rest of the year and what you can get for them.  So, I don’t know what Corey Dickerson can get you in a trade, but his ROS projections say around 10 HRs, 1 SB and .270.  Um, Gerardo Parra could get you that in the next two weeks.  Not saying to trade Dickerson for a lap dance from Pablo Sandoval’s even larger cousin Pablo Reallyoval, but I would explore options.

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Eggman
Eggman
5 years ago

Got offered Dickerson for Kluber. I’m certain it’s because of this column…don’t know if I should thank or curse you.

Eggman
Eggman
Reply to  Eggman
5 years ago

@Eggman: Because I don’t know what to do and it’s stressing me out

Eggman
Eggman
Reply to  Eggman
5 years ago

@Eggman: I’m an idiot. I get my Corey Dickerson’s mixed up with my Charlie Blackmon’s. Irrelevant, sorry. But since I’m here….should I make the trade?! Blackmon for Kluber

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
5 years ago

14 teamer saves only, drop which of viz/cecil/clippard to open up a SP stream spot? also have rivero/kimbrel.

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Can Villar get every job now?
A guy is proposing now : Trade his Diaz & Villar for my K. Davis.

The proposal was proposed by me a week ago however he said no at that time.
He seems changing his mind now.

I need SV & SB and my HR is quite ok now. Should I take the offer?

Herschel
Herschel
5 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Drop Parra, Franco (both bench bats) or Folty for Devers?

ebudz
ebudz
5 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(3) SP: deGrom, Severino, McCullers
(2) RP: Wilson, Knebel
(4) P: Betances, Nova, Lynn J. Gray
(6) Bench: McCarthy, Morton, Eickhoff, M. Moore

(2) DL: Shoemaker, Aaron Sanchez

With my last add for this week do I add an available closer OR grab which pitcher for next week?

Available RPs: Rondon, Doolittle, Dyson, Blevins, Kela, Bradley, Familia*, Oh. Swarzak, Vizcaino, Barraclough

7/24
Ryu vs. MIN (15.7)
Snell vs. BAL (12.5)
Gausman @TB (-1.4)

7/25
Corbin vs. ATL (4.2)
Lugo @SD (4.2)
Chacin vs. NYM (-0.7)
Pivetta vs. HOU (-8.2)
Folty @ARI (-14.4)

7/26
Cahill vs. NYM (2.7)
Hoffman @STL (-8.4)
Meyer @CLE (-16.2)

7/27
Roark vs. MIL (0.1)
Sabathia vs. TB (-1.0)
Bauer vs. LAA (-4.2)

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
5 years ago

Is it safe to drop Madson yet?
Think LeClerc only got the save chance because Claudio had thrown 3+ in the past two days?
Do the Twins actually have an outfielder named Zach Granite?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
5 years ago

Grey,

Kershaw is heading to the DL. Which pitcher would you pick up: CC, Parker Bridwell, Clayton Richard, or Paul Blackburn? Can you give me an order of who I should go after first, then if they are gone who next and so forth.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Viz or Barra?

Packers
Packers
5 years ago

Grey, what’s your take on C. Allen? I could use saves but I’m thinking of losing him for Fiers. Lost Kershaw too so only have Faria on reserves to take his spot. weekly 12 team.

Packers
Packers
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: ok, thanks

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

League has category for holds and one for saves. Can you rank Dyson, Barraclaugh, Claudio and Dyson. Could use saves but also want the best pitcher.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Vizcaino or kela for a league with holds as a category and saves as a category

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

drop odorizzi for corbin? meyer? chacin?

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Devers or castellanous?

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Brett
5 years ago

@Brett: sure you saw report devers is getting promoted!

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Just dropped Franco for Devers; after that homer, I’m not sire I can pull the trigger on Dropping DeJong for Semien though. DeJong seems like a slow Odor, I’ve got a soft spot.

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
5 years ago

Grey you watch Snowfall yet?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

I’m at 6’s and 7’s with pitching. Nightmare week for starters:

Godley @ Atl 6 er 9 baserunners
McCullers vs. Sea 4 er 9 baserunners
Straily vs. Phi 4 er 12 baserunners
Nelson @ Pit 4 er 7 baserunners
Alex Wood vs Atl 7 er 13 baserunners
Manaea @NyM 4 er 12 baserunners
McCullers @ Bal 6 er 11 baserunners

Only good start was Degrom at home against the Cardinals. I’m rolling Quintana out at home against the Cards because what the hell.

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

@Grey: Yup. Growl a few expletives, and move on. Worst thing you can do is get in your head and impact your process.

In other more important news, I would like to suggest a new entrant for hottest mlb player’s mom: Tracie Conforto.

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

@Grey: haha , I knew you would!

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Where do you see freeman ranked next year?

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Luis Castillo or odorizzi ? thanks!

Peacecoast
Peacecoast
5 years ago

You called it. Mccullers must he hurt.

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

@Grey: Dont agree that he’s hurt, but could see him getting skipped. Velocity is still there. I think it’s more of a mental thing. He’s not exactly the even-keeled type. Should have been out of the 5th, but the ump blew a called strike 3 on Schoop, and it went from there. Pitched poorly, but better than his line.

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

@Grey: Definitely. McCullers has struggled with location and mentality most of his career.

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

Parra sitting second day in a row despite being red hot at the plate! Hold on to him?

someone pissed in my alphabet soup
someone pissed in my alphabet soup
5 years ago

gurriel FA drop odor for him im last in AVG

peacecoast
peacecoast
5 years ago

A. I started Salazar last night. Do I have balls or what (or just stupid).

B. Think Brinson coming up soon now that Broxton sent down? If so that’s an immediate pickup right?

C. pick one for this week: melky, castellanos, dejong, choo, grichuk

thx! re: last podcast: never head you mad before, turned me on

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  peacecoast
5 years ago

@peacecoast: C: actually pick 2 cuz I might drop schebler for fucks sake

henncoop
henncoop
5 years ago

5X5 roto 30 player rosters with weekly lineups. Current OF is:
JBJ (slumping a bit)
JD Mart (should be healthy next week)
Pham (still going strong …thanks for the you this add)
Domingo
N Williams (just added)
also have Margot & Mazara as bench bats

Available are:
Pederson (so many days off in platoon)
Heyward
Mahtook (hot bat spec add?)
Revere
Anyone worth adding?? Who to drop?

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  henncoop
5 years ago

@henncoop: or even Brinson if I take a chance he could be called up

I Could Have Been a Contender
I Could Have Been a Contender
5 years ago

Cobb hit the WW. Aiming to improve for September playoffs in H2H 12 teamer. Playoff secure. Would you swap out any of these guys given that longer range view?

My staff: Kershaw, Verlander, Severino, Nova, Taillon, Faria and one streamer spot (Happ now)

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

For 2018-2021 ozuna or benintendi?

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Do you drop Luis Castillo for Patrick Corbin? Corbin’s splits are nice in June and July I just Checked them out on fangraphs

Cheers

I Could Have Been a Contender
I Could Have Been a Contender
5 years ago

Given this lineup below, would you chase steals with a guy like Mallex or maybe a spec add with Rosario? Is there a soon to be called up blazer t be aware of? Or hold? If add speed, who gets dropped?
12 team, H2H, in second place if that helps…..
C- Realmuto
CI – Rizzo, Lamb, Freeman
MI – Dee, Simmons, Marwin
OF – Conforto, Melky, Owings, Souza, Schebler, Dyson or Thames (platoon) must play 5
Util: LoMo
Thank you!

Daniel mansoor
Daniel mansoor
5 years ago

Also love the podacasts

Daniel mansoor
Daniel mansoor
5 years ago

Pickup Cesar Hernandez for any of the following. 2b 3b and ss hurting after correa out.
Villar Russell bregman amad Rosario. Got marwin as well. That’s my infield.
Thanks in advance and love the stuff!

Chris
5 years ago

10 team h2h points league:

Odor, Pollock, Benintendi, Arrieta

Or

Carpenter, Springer, Strasburg

Which side wins?

OldNavy
OldNavy
5 years ago

I cut Cabrera in a 10 team h to h league in May. I don’t regret it.

The Guy
The Guy
5 years ago

Would you trade Donaldson for Pollock, Taillon, Rivero?

The Guy
The Guy
Reply to  The Guy
5 years ago

@The Guy: keeper forever league, no restructions. OBP, QS added. In it this year. Need CF, saves, but would put me at 16 keepers out of 14. Doesn’t matter a whole lot if I’m in it this year though

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
5 years ago

Grey lovely post as per the usual…..I just had polanco go back on the dl, is it time to let Dahl go and scoop whose hot off waivers? Hes a keeper and could always go back at end of season and roster him

henncoop
henncoop
5 years ago

Looks like Correa is out till at least 9/1 & possibly a week or two beyond that. My question is who I might replace him with & whether to drop him. This a 5X5 $$ league where i am in 2nd doing pretty well hitting (1st RBIs; 2nd HRs; 4th in Avg; & 8th in SB’s & Runs). This league has 30 players per team but SP is very thin & it is nice to hold on to decent guys then play matchups in weekly lineups.
The best options for pick up are Russell (surprised he is there), Galvis, or A Escobar (hot bat lately) I hate to drop Correa but it is getting late in the season & there are no DL slots. I waited it out with Freeman & glad I did but this feels to be different.

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks …but drop Correa as well to do so or try to hold on with no DL slots in this league?

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Fair enough …thanks for the advice. I’ve been streaming for weeks but the bigger stable of SP’s mean I hold on to some of the top streaming choices… right now I am looking at week 8/1 match ups & trying to pick up good match up guys.
Makes sense to hold on until we get additional negative news or I need his slot …BADLY
Thanks for talking me off the ledge
Have a good weekend!!

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
5 years ago

Would you drop villar for peraza in light of sogard coming off dl or hold?

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
Reply to  prescriptionnugs
5 years ago

@Andrew Ball: nvm

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Luis Castillo or Jordan Montgomery ? Thanks !

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
5 years ago

Hello mustache! Greetings from 105 degree weather in STL! Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!!

1) which one of these fellers do I cut…..I must choose 1
Steven Souza Jr and his .273 20hr 60 RBI
Domingo Santana and his .292 16hr 51 RBI
Yonder Alonso and his .272 21hr 45 rbi

2) pick 1 please to start next week
Steven Souza (3vsBAL, [email protected])
Shin suey choo (3vsMIA, 3vsBAL)
Chris Taylor (3vsMINN, 3vsSF)

3) Weekly lineup, Sonny Gray is suppose to be a two start but trade rumors linger. Is it worth the risk to start him @toronto on Monday with the possibility of him not getting his 2nd start?

4) last question I promise…..
Please pick 2 to start

Tanaka vsTB (odorizzi)
Taillon @SF (bumgarner)
Jon Gray @STL (Lynn)
Jimmy Nelson @wash (Gio G)

5) thanks for your comedy and input. You are truly Da man!!

Joe Quadres
Joe Quadres
5 years ago

Drop any of these for Conforto?

Benitendi, Yelich, Trumbo.

(It’s a 10 team yahoo league. Don’t @ me asking if it’s a 4 team league).

b the esq.
b the esq.
5 years ago

10 team roto. Sitting in 4th. Strong in pitching, weak in offense. Was offered 2 separate trades. Take one, both or neither.

His Jose Ramirez for my Alex Wood.
His Travis Shaw for my gio Gonalez.

Realmuto
Rizzo
Kinsler
Macho
Story
Dozier (Infield spot)
Bellinger
Pham
Parra
Desmond
LoMo (Util)
BN – Happ, Devers

SP – Bud Norris, Wood
RP – Kenley, Britton
P – Herrera, Betances, Doolittle
BN – Nelson
Gio
Ray
Darvish
Taillon
Clevinger
DL – Familia

Thoughts?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Took both…thanks for the thoughts.

I Could Have Been a Contender
I Could Have Been a Contender
5 years ago

Holds and saves league. H2H so aiming for a few weeks down the road as playoffs start. I do not carry a holds guy preferring to snipe if the other team I am playing is vacant there. Now I see potential to hedge my bets with BearClaw, Viz, Rosie or Kela.

1. Who is most likely to be a closer come September?
2. Regardless of holds or saves, who will perform the best?
3. Are any of these guys going to be better than Melancon who I have on DL?

Every29Years
Every29Years
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Nice! Thank you

Andy
Andy
5 years ago

Better Keeper for 2018

Cespedes or Story?

Thanks

The Guy
The Guy
5 years ago

Rank ROS: kela, Brach, Norris

Anchovies
Anchovies
5 years ago

thanks for the article,great read!
hey hey grey or whomever…

i desperately need a streamer for sunday. qs/k’s a kinda important.

looks like my options are Ty Blach @ SD or (this is a SON call) Rafael Montero vs. OAK

thanks a lot!

–dave

maximumxpower
maximumxpower
5 years ago

Hey Grey! Was wondering about your ideal waiver settings. My league limits to 110 a season. That feels low to me as I’m already at 85. What’s a good normal number for this?

maximumxpower
maximumxpower
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks! Figured you were a unlimited guy after hearing about your notoriously high waiver moves.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
5 years ago

Im bogged down with bats. Cozart or Villar ros and ive also got cutch, k davis, marte, judge & conforto in my outfield. Do I then drop desmond? Baseball gods have me like “damn man really?” Btw no one wants to fairly trade anyone in my league anymore and half i think have quit.
SP’s are Quintana, Peacock, clevinger and Salazar. Thor is on my DL.

Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

“Oh you sendin’ the wolf? Shit, thats all I needed to know”…….totally paraphrasing ……….Thanks Grey!!

Jake
Jake
5 years ago

Castellanos or Desmond?

Thanks

Trailor park Boy in ny
Trailor park Boy in ny
5 years ago

Should I drop rodon , or straily for corbin.

Citizen5
Citizen5
5 years ago

1) UTL/DH for ROS – Hosmer, Merrifeild or Napoli

2) Lost Correa – Trade Odor for Segura? Picked up DeJong in the meantime.

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

1. Happ a streamer in a 10 team right?

2. Lose Odor for Kinsler?

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  ryanoger
5 years ago

@ryanoger:

Don’t answer these questions, ha, just read top 100 for 2nd half, my bad

MLBeastmode
MLBeastmode
5 years ago

Chris Davis or Hosmer ROS? I want to say Hosmer, but he’s so boring.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Pete Incaviglia
Pete Incaviglia
5 years ago

1.Dump Rodon for EdRod? 12tm H2H 5×5

2. Rendon for Cmart which side

mthom42
mthom42
5 years ago

Trout/Doizer/Lindor or
Machado/Judge/Carrasco/Schoop

Which side do you prefer?

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 years ago

Do you think Addison Reed gets traded and stays a closer? Thank you

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
5 years ago

I somehow ended up with Ray, Walker, and Godley on my 12 tm h2h and just saw Corbin is available. Is he a must-add over Godley or in general?

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  Scuffy McGee
5 years ago

@Scuffy McGee: I’d hold but Walker if anyone

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
5 years ago

Thanks Grey, another great write-up. Shortstop is a wasteland. Do I stick with DeJong or drop him for Russell or Semien?
So fed up with Rosario not getting the call…

Mike in Busan
Mike in Busan
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks, Grey; damn, you’re up and posting early, aren’t you? I wasn’t expecting to see this until morning here. California time is baffling to me.

dfrench23
dfrench23
5 years ago

Velazquez or Alex Meyer ROS?

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
5 years ago

Whats up daddio. Jerko or Cozart moving forward for MI? OBP league.

Not loving Cozart’s irregular PT but I think he’s the better bat .952 OPS!

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Need SV and SB, and i got Machado for 3B
and a guy need power
Was trying to trade K Davis for his Diaz and Villar but failed.

Now, Trade my Frazier + K Davis for his Diaz + Villar
too much ? or ok to go?

Yoyo
Yoyo
5 years ago

Alex wood, Jimmy Nelson, Domingo Santana all $10 to keep for $40 Chris sale, $30 Chris archer?

Thanks

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Hanley or C Davis for ROS? OBP league

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Frazier or Hanley for ROS?

prog nation
prog nation
5 years ago

Good morning Grey–Saturday now on the east coast. Looking to drop Villar, though have him on the trading block in my yahoo league. However, someone just dropped Zach Britton, and J.A Happ. Britton seems like a steal, but question is where he ends up. Thoughts on dropping Villar for Britton or Happ? or hold.

Thanks and have a rocking good weekend.

Jason
Jason
5 years ago

I need to speculate on potential new closers. Could you please rank the following….rondon, Shane Greene, vizcaino, barraclough, Blevins, salas.

Thanks!

Favio Vasquez
5 years ago

Boxberger worth holding on to ROS? Picked him up awhile ago and he got me a win but nothing since.

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

Lose Reddick for Mark Reynolds?

John Hagar
John Hagar
5 years ago

Grey, not sure if you’ll be on here this late on a Friday, but I’ve decided to post this anyway just in case…

This blog was hilarious! Normally you get me to LOL once or twice per day. This one got me four times with a few other chuckles. Perfect way to start the weekend!

Have a good one! (I can hear you now saying “been told I do”) hahaha

Tank1
Tank1
5 years ago

Schoop or Odor ROS? Thanks

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
5 years ago

Todd Frazier or Moncada ROS?

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Reddick or Schwarber ROS?
Thanks

MarvPesos
Marv
5 years ago

Grey, (10-to h2h cat keeper) balance stats
I’ve got Yelich and Braun for my LF spot and have Dickerson riding the bench. A guys in my league wants him off me and has talked about throwing me L. Lynn and/or Hill for him. If you only get one pitcher, which one would you choose for Dickerson and is it worth it ?
Thanks

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
5 years ago

Which trade offer do you like best and do you think is also fair:
12 team H2H points

1) my chapman and Jon Gray for Rich hill, Domingo S
2) my chapman and Desmond for jay Bruce, Domingo S
3) my chapman and Desmond for B. Hamilton, Domingo S
4) my chapman and Desmond for Duvall, Domingo S
5) my chapman and Jon Gray for Nova, Domingo Santana

Eng
Eng
5 years ago

Great stuff, Grey. Wheeler or Montgomery (cubs) ROS? Thank you!!

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Reddick or Corey Dickerson ROS?

Peter Pyper
Peter Pyper
5 years ago

Whatcha think about C-Mart vs Stras in a keeper league?

Scrapski
Scrapski
5 years ago

Plz rank
Hendricks
Corbin
Maeda
Thanks grey

Scrapski
Scrapski
5 years ago

Roto
10’team

Scrapski
Scrapski
5 years ago

Preferred drop…
Haniger for conforto
Or bell for smoak
Or dejong for moncada
Thanks!

I Could Have Been a Contender
I Could Have Been a Contender
5 years ago

Conforto or LoMo?

Faria or Taillon?

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

Reddick ,Schwarber or Owings ?

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

Schwarber or Parra ROS?

Adam
Adam
5 years ago

Please rank ROS
Happ,Bregman,Owings
Thanks

Dubjay
Dubjay
5 years ago

Hey grey,
Which one of these 3 should start today
POLLOCK vs WSH(Scherzer)
T.FRAZIER @sea(Moore)
L.CAIN vs CWS(shields)

Dubjay
Dubjay
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Thanks for always replying so quickly. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
5 years ago

I just traded my Miguel Cabrera, Michael Conforto, and kelvin Herrera for his Ozuna, Corbin, and Alonso. How’d I do oh great one?
12 team H2H points

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

Corbin or Morton?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
5 years ago

I have several bench bats that are very similar – Melky, Gomez, Parra – would you drop any of them for Arcia? Still batting 8th but he’s been nice over the last month. I’m leaning Gomez – thoughts?

Thanks!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks – one more:

Thames/R.Hill for Hamilton/Leake

Who ya got in a vacuum?

Every29Years
Every29Years
5 years ago

Best on the wire in a 12 teamer H2H include Souza and Peralta for bats (ten hitting cats so Melky and Simmons holding good value) and Bush, Rosie and Viz for RP. Holds and saves league. Any drops from this team to upgrade?
C- Realmuto
CI – Freeman, Lamb, LoMo
MI – Rizzo, Dee, Simmons
OF- Conforto, Schebler, Melky, Marwin, Owings (must play 5)
UTil: Thames or Dyson pending needs, platooning
RP – Holland, Maurer, Kela
SP – Kershaw, Verlander, Severino, Nova, Taillon, Faria, Happ (maybe a streamer?)
DL – Melancon

Every29Years
Every29Years
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks! Been wanting to part with Scottie…might go Peralta and Souza (if I can get both) and drop Schebler and Kela figuring I have time before the playoffs to get my third closer (don’t like bench bats but maybe Souza/Peralta stick if Thames flames out? )

Every29Years
Every29Years
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
I kid you not, as I am reading your response I get this trade sent:

His Cutch for my Conforto and Faria. League deadline is 9am so much to mull over. Thanks for the heavy lifting sir!

Sam
Sam
5 years ago

Is Knebel, Corey Seagerr, and Greg Holland to much to give up for Kemp, Price, and Alex Claudio?

TualatinTwoStep
TualatinTwoStep
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Thoughts on this trade in a ridiculously deep total points league where I am nowhere near contending?

I give Trout and Segura

I get Correa, MadBum, Broxton, Urias, Pirela

Thoughts?

TualatinTwoStep
TualatinTwoStep
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks man,

What about a Correa/Kluber/Hamilton/Broxton/Urias package? Still not enough for Trout and Segura?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

10 team h2h OBP limited moves (budget)

1) Nova or Erod? Need to either make room for Erod coming off my DL or just drop him.

2) Drop Bush right now for one of: Kela, Rondon, Rosenthal, Dyson, Clippard, Bedrosian…..or wait until the trade deadline for more closer roles to possibly change

3) Familia should definitely be stashed with an open DL?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
5 years ago

Hey Grey, do i dare bench Goldy tonight against Sherzer? He’s 0-12 for his career. I want to plug Napoli in somewhere because I feel Naps is entering one of his hot streaks. I have Bour and Moncada in my other two spots. 10 team roto. Sitting 3rd.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Lol, I was looking for a spark. Not losing ground but not gaining either. Thought id give crazy shit a try. Late…..

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

Oh no bud, the “I would never bench him” comment, good nough for me. Bour and moncada are supposed to have good matchups so i guess my Nappy attempt at homers is not as good as Gold. Ill have to ask your advice on a 5th shot of tequila, “mmm you could try it but” lol, thanks Grey

Texas Flood
Texas Flood
5 years ago

Picked up Castellanos just before I toggled over to Grey’s Buy column on him….never felt smarter in my life….happy and sad at the same time.

mthom42
mthom42