According to Elias Sports Bureau, Nick Kingham retired the most batters to start a game since 1961 in a debut.  Elias Sports Bureau also said, “There were sixteen cracks in the 5th floor’s tile closest to the bathroom, which is a new record for cracks in a tile.”  Yo, Elias Sports Bureau might have OCD.  On our top 100 starts of 2018 chart, Kingham registered in the top 10.  According to Baseball-Reference, he’s the first pitcher to debut with 7+ IP and not have a baserunner reach scoring position.  According to Kent Tekulve, Kingham was the first pitcher in a 1979 Pirates uniform not high on cocaine since Tekulve.  In all, a terrific debut for Kingham — 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 9 Ks.  Originally, the Pirates planned on a one-and-done, hit-and-run, wham-bam-thank-you, young-man start for Kingham and see him get sent right back down, but they rightfully are having him travel with the team, and appear to be keeping him up.  His Triple-A numbers (10.7 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 1.59 ERA) say this is the right move.  I’d hold off for now in mixed leagues, but you should cyclops him with a monocle.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Trevor Williams – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.29.  Have other sites began to tell you to look at Williams yet?  Cause, ya know, I told you in January.  Cust kayin’.

Jack Flaherty – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 3.60.  That looks like a Gerrit Cole line for every year I owned him, which is every year but this one.  Flaherty gets the Cubs next if he’s not skipped or sent to the minors, which is to say I’m not sure if I’m holding onto him.

Byron Buxton – Suffered a hairline fracture of his big toe.  Someone is insecure!  Who worries about their hairline on their toe?  Weir-toes!  That’s who!  A segment of the population that worries if their toes are properly covered by hair–*intern whispers in ear*  I misread the news.  He fractured his toe, this isn’t good.

Fernando Rodney – 1 IP, 0 ER, as he shut the door for his third save on Saturday.  Rodney has the predictability of feral cat.

Jose Berrios – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.63 vs. Tyler Mahle – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.32.  Speaking of unpredictable (I was, just before, in the Rodney blurb), starting Berrios and Mahle feels like flipping a coin and it lands on its side, and then you have Big John Studd and Andre The Giant blowing on both sides of the coin, and rather than the coin falling over, it just spins endlessly.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (2), hitting .177.  According to Elias Sports Bureau, Duvall registered the 2nd worst possible slam and legs.  The worst is a 37-way tie with everything on the Denny’s menu.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.74.  You mean he wasn’t a 7+ ERA pitcher?  Surprise, surprise.  Now sprinkle some of that ‘common sense pixie dust’ on Sonny Gray.

Tyler Chatwood – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.83.  I’m not saying there was no offense in the NL yesterday, but I’m saying exactly that.

Junior Guerra – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.82.  War!  What is it good for?!  Obviously something, Guerra’s pitching damn well, for one.  Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, but I’d prolly give it a whirl in the right circumstances.

David Price – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.78.  This game came against the Rays, and I don’t know what that means.  I know the Rays were supposed to be bad, but their hitting’s been better than it should be.  Though, they’re still pretty flat in power.  Then again, their record.  S’confused.

Dustin Pedroia – Playing in extended spring training.  Seems about a month away from returning with his special brand of heightened intensity without height.

Rick Porcello – 7 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.23, WHIP at 0.84.  It’s a weird thing for me to root for Porcello, but a Porcello root I am.  Which means I’m renting a ground floor condo in a Smurf-owned building.

Denard Span – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  Mean’s while, his twin Ben Revere high-fived a vending machine, when Mike Trout woke him from a dream.  C’mon, man, never wake a sleep walker!

Mallex Smith – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .342.  He’s top five in the majors for batting average, but, I mean, why do you need that?  Mallex can also steal bases, but ptooey on that too, right?

Wilson Ramos – Out with leg tightness.  He needs to be inoculated with Rest Less Legs Syndrome.

Ryon Healy – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and three homers this weekend.  No lie, I spent about ten minutes trying to figure out how to get Healy on my fantasy team and off of waivers.  Sadly, I wasn’t able to do it.  To give you an idea of Healy, he’s basically Haniger (3-for-5, 3 runs, 10th homer).  Two white boys in Seattle who are a Dave Grohl away from a rock band.  They both have 25+ homer power and not much else; Haniger has a hair bit of speed, which is not to say runs like a hare.

Darren O’Day – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 2nd save.  I’m pretty sure O’Day is the closer and Buck Showalter just did a low key closer change.  Like, “Brad Brach is our closer,” brings him into a game in the sixth inning, watches as he gives up some runs, talks on the phone with Britton to see his latest update, and calls on O’Day to save the game.  “Yup, Brach has 100% confidence.”

Pedro Alvarez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, and four homers in the last three games, and no matter what I say you’ll never pick him up, so moving on.

Devon Travis – Optioned to Triple-A.  Picking him up and driving him to the airport was a Lyft driven by Brett Lawrie.

Josh Donaldson – Could return next weekend.  The Jays say he’s throwing much better, which is why he’s rehabbing in High-A as a DH.

Kevin Pillar – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .310.  *looks at my 4th and 5th outfielder in all my leagues*  Yup, should’ve just went with Pillar all year.  *builds elaborate toy train set with Bobby Bacala, lays head on train tracks, train runs into head*

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .316.  Also, in this game, Yangervis Solarte (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 7th homer.  Good first move to option Travis, now the Jays need to trade Donaldson for whatever they can get and bench or release Grichuk.  You’re almost there, Gibbons, just stop scratching your butt!

J.A. Happ – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.50.  Not saying Happ is becoming Charlie Morton, but I will now say that in many more words.  His velocity is up at 35 years old, his K/9 is 12.5 (!), his walk rate is 1.8 (!), his ground balls are ~50%, and he’s actually been unlucky to have only a 3.50 ERA.

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.27 vs. Mike Foltynewicz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.53.  As mentioned previously about five dozen times, I own both of these guys in multiple leagues, which is why I’d like to say CAN THEY STOP PLAYING EACH OTHER?!  This is the third time in three weeks these two pitchers have faced each other.  An unbalanced schedule is one thing, a two-team H2H league is another.

Vince Velasquez – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.70.  This guy is such a velocitease.  Hey, Velasquez, go to a carnival and win a plushie, and get off my teams!

Ronald Acuna – 2-for-3, 1 RBI, and his 1st steal, as he hit 2nd with Ender Inciarte (3-for-4, 2 runs, and his 13th steal) moving to the nine hole.  Well, his name isn’t Leadoffer Inciarte.  I love you, Ender, but ACUÑA! is the greatest of all-time.  By the way, 13 steals from Ender is like when you have a 2nd kid and the first kid starts tap dancing on top of a medicine ball while singing your favorite show tunes just to get your attention.  “That’s nice, Ender, now I wanna go watch Acuña burp.”

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (3), hitting .293.  Meh, just a 50+ homer pace.  Like a pimp command, ho-hum.

Wil Myers – Hit the DL with a strained left oblique, which is a real shame–Franchy!  Get.  Franchy.  Now.  Yes, I brought out the douchey one word sentences for emphasis.  The Revolution will not be televised, except for the Franch Revolution.  Also, we all win $5 imaginary dollars for each person who comments, “Surprised you didn’t mention Franchy.  Dude, shame on you.”

Joey Lucchesi – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  Joey Lucchesi of the Mozzarella di Lucchesis has been about as good as it comes in Petco, and guess where he pitches next.  I’ll give you a hint, it rhymes with Gecko.

Jason Vargas – 3 2/3 IP, 9 ER, in his debut with the Mets.  After the game Mickey Callaway said, “We’re not sure what we’re doing with Matz–Wait, did you ask about Wheeler?  We don’t know what we’re dong with–Oh, my bad, Harvey?  We’re not sure what we’re doing–Oh!  Vargas?  Yeah, no idea with him either.”

Yoenis Cespedes – Says he will miss three days due to a sore left thumb.  This could open up playing time for Brandon Nimmo (2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI), then again the Mets were supposed to have moved Jay Bruce (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2nd steal) and Adrian Gonzalez (3-for-6, 5 RBIs, 3rd homer) to the bench days ago, but they’ve recreated the 2011 All-Star Game lineup minus Hunter Pence.  “Hey, I resemble that remark!” exclaimed Todd Frazier (2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 4th homer).

Cheslor Cuthbert – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  Fun fact!  When Cuthbert curses, an animated string of *!(@$!?& comes out of his mouth.

Gerrit Cole – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.73.  Fun fact!  When Cole pitches like this, an animated string of *!(@$!?& comes out of my mouth.  Why didn’t you pitch like this for the five years I owned you?!  What, are you playing possum with me?  You f***ing raccoon!  A Fackoon!  DAH!!!

Chad Pinder – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .317, and his 2nd homer in three games. Hot schmotato alert!

Wei-Yin Chen – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks in his season debut.  Can’t see grabbing him in a 12-team or shallower league outside of matchups, but I could see him in deeper leagues.  And that’s me weighing in on Wei-Yin.

Kyle Barraclough – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save on Saturday, but Brad Ziegler was just “not 100%,” according to Mattingly (yeah, no kidding), and Ziegler got the save on Sunday (1 IP, 0 ER).  Barraclough should be the closer, but he won’t be until Ziegler is injured or traded.  By the by, Barraclough always makes me think of Balaclava Man from Line of Duty on Hulu.  If you haven’t watched this show, it’s awesome and you should.

Caleb Smith – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  One of the top Stream-o-Nator picks from yesterday, and one of the top pitchers on the Prospect-o-Nator, which lists every rookie pitcher’s projections if they were to get the innings.  (The Prospect-o-Nator for hitters does the same.)

Lance McCullers – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners (zero walks), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  On Saturday, McCullers threw 100 curveballs and only two of them missed.  Kidding.  But maybe not.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.37.  Maybe the trade I made of Boxberger for Tanaka and Semien wasn’t as bad I originally thought, and I wasn’t Jokey Smurf’d.

Garrett Richards – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.88.  Damn, injured already?  Well, that was a good 25+ IP you got from him!  Kidding, I don’t know if he’s injured yet, which is me saying, “Of course, he’s likely injured, but the Angels haven’t announced anything.”

Michael Taylor – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, hitting .211.  I have no factual proof of this, but I think Taylor homers or steals every game, while never getting more than one hit per week.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.67, WHIP at 1.43.  Other pitchers might want to take note of Gio’s pregame ritual to ward off the Regression Fairies — heavy aftershave and garlic knots.

Patrick Corbin – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.25.  This start was in Washington, which is a tough matchup, and, if this is ‘bad’ Corbin, I’ll take that every day and twice on Muesday, the magical day between Monday and Tuesday.

Robbie Ray – Headed to the DL with a strained oblique.  He threw 21 pitches yesterday, and looked the best I’d seen him all year, so, of course, he got hurt.  FMFFBL!

Yasiel Puig – Hit the DL with a left hip pointer.  Odd, I thought that was a dog.

Alex Verdugo – Called up to replace Puig, but, really, no one can replace Puig.  If I were trying to replace him, I’d get one of those hand wavey things from a car window and glue it upside down from my bottom lip.  In Prospector Ralph’s top 100 fantasy baseball prospects, he said, “There’s just some players that the best way to describe their skillset is “they’re just good at baseball”. I know, deep analysis, but really there’s few players that bring a better understanding of hitting, running, and defense. He looks like a future batting title contender as currently constituted, but could tap into more of his raw power as he matures. A part of the Dodgers future top of the order with Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager, is what dreams are made of, and valuable counting stats. His splits are identical vs. righties and lefties, leading to no platoon questions.”  And with that said, Verdugo will likely platoon with Joc.

Rich Hill – Scratched from his Monday start.  Maybe he has ongoing finger problems because of the excessive number of times he’s scratched.  Emoji with hand on chin while looking at another emoji scratch its head.  Brock Stewart will fill in for him now, and I wouldn’t touch him outside of NL-Only leagues.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.11, WHIP at 0.89.  That WHIP tho, that makes me think he’s been a tad unlucky.  Put on your tool belts in a non-male stripper way, we’re about to drill down, also in a non-male stripper way.  His K/9 is way off, his walks are minuscule (0.8 BB/9), his xFIP is 3.15 and his velocity is way down.  His fastball is so slow, he’s also stopped throwing it, reducing his usage from 50+% to 39%.  Hitters are making more contact with pitches thrown, and hitting the ball much harder.  His LOB% is saying he’s been unlucky, but I don’t think this is a buying opportunity.

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Playing with a new sense of purpose!  Or maybe that’s biosonar of a porpoise to ward off the San Francisco walruses. “You’re a sea creature with a mustache?  Daddy?”  That’s me at Pier 39 in San Fran.

Chris Stratton – 1 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.90.  When the Regression Fairies come, they come carrying an apple strudel, a Taylor Swift CD and fire and brimstone.

Joe Panik – Hit the DL with a sprained thumb, and needs surgery.  He looked like a new hitter the first ten days of the season, then he looked like his old self for another ten days, and we were wondering if he was the first Panik or the 2nd Panik, but turns out we have no idea because he was injured.  Talk about mixed signals on Panik.  Like when someone exclaims, “That hurts!”  Then waits a beat and says, “So good!”  Then waits a beat and says, “By John Mellencamp.”

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Bronx bombers
Bronx bombers
4 years ago

Would you move Villanueva for Nola. I have Moustakas and Kingery to play 3rd. I don’t really need the pitching but I kind of do. Barely winning. 5×5 Head- head. Daily

Blipbloop
Blipbloop
4 years ago

$10 rizzo for $30 Stanton… keeper league. What have you?

coacher
coacher
4 years ago

“Surprised you didn’t mention Franchy. Dude, shame on you.”

2-catcher OBP roto league. Which two?

Wieters, Maile, Hedges, Severino, Alfaro, A.Barnes, J.McCann, Flowers, Castro

Dodgers Mash Unit
Dodgers Mash Unit
4 years ago

Carlos Santana, Suarez, Schebler, Bux, Bour, Franco. Rank top two please

Dodgers Mash Unit
Dodgers Mash Unit
4 years ago

Jo Mart and Trey for Bientendi and Eugenio. Which side?

VinWins
VinWins
4 years ago

Josh Hader. Wow. Almost makes up for Greene. Almost.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 w/OPS & Holds, QS instead of Wins.

With Puig underperforming, I spent the last week scrounging for what I could at RF on the wire (adding Canha and most recently Soler). Now with Puig officially to DL and the meager fruit I have from the wire, I might need to re-double my efforts.

1) Would offering McCullers “Cullers, Cullers” for David Peralta be too much to part with?
2) How about McCullers and Gardner for Peralta and Stroman?

FWIW, Trade With Another Team (TWAT) analysis puts it at McCullers value at $7.2 and Peralta at $4.6 in this format. I’m surprised it’s that close. It seems to me that McC3 is among the leaders in K, which is coincidentally why I drafted him. I’m not sure that Peralta is worth him.

This dialogue started with me offering Braun for Peralta straight-up. Other guy countered asking for both Braun and McC3, with him also off-loading Stroman my way (whom I drop, so I’m not really factoring him in). My non-McC3 SP are Thor, Carrasco, Wacha, and Folty. We roster a lot of RP with the Holds added in.

Thanks for your opinions (lurkers: interested in your opinions as well).

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Should I go for Chase Anderson or that prospect being called up Romero. How big a bid should I throw.

los locos
los locos
4 years ago

Grey, loss Seager. Had Story as backup and picked up Simmons, dropped Souza. My DL this season is getting nuts. Schoop, Puig, Seager and Souza. Hopefully I made the right drop.

10 team keeper league 5×5 OBP.

Cron, Escobar (Twins), Cordero all on waivers.

My bench players
Drop Brantley and Puig for Cron and Escobar?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
4 years ago

Man, Chris Martin is really coldplaying this Texas game.

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Friggin’ Barraclough and Shane Greene killing my bullpen

I just got offered Michael Conforto for Yasiel Puig – should I just take it?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: So when I saw Barraclough was pitching, my first thought was that the Marlins game was almost over – nope, they threw him out there in the 7th inning. Soooooo is he not the next in line for SVs then?

dk
dk
4 years ago

With Seager gone, would you pick up Kike Hernandez or Eduardo Escobar? Waiver wire SS is slim pickings

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Util Spot Opened up.

Cron, Healy, Dahl, Schebler who would you pick off waivers? I’m OK on steals, could use some power.

Dau Tranh
Dau Tranh
4 years ago

Candelario, Cron, Villanueva, Teoscar—one of them has to go when Rendon returns. Your choice?

Jerry
Jerry
4 years ago

Hey, Grey. Suarez or Kyle Seager in a head to head points league? Thanks!

hanklongball
hanklongball
4 years ago

Grey,

Thanks for the great write-up! Seems like everyone’s getting buzzed on Mikolas Ultra over here, would you pick him up at the expense of Clevinger, Wacha or Pivetta?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Shit there goes Mr Bauer’s W!
120+ pitches….

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Not bad. Wasn’t a very clean sixth.
Surprised they brought him out for 7.

Jimmy Suitcase
Jimmy Suitcase
4 years ago

Lost Corey Seager for the year to TJ. Just was offered Gleyber Torres for my Schwarber. Have plenty of OF depth. 5×5 13 team standard Roto. Am I taking it?

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Jimmy Suitcase
4 years ago

@Jimmy Suitcase: probably just pick up d.robertson or the kike or pinder or somebody than that one (if redraft). guessing this can’t be a dynasty as you probably wouldn’t get that offer.

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Crapshoot Kershaw
4 years ago

@Crapshoot Kershaw: I own seager for 3 more years at 30$ .. deductible from the starting draft budget..
So again,,, really? Late next year!!! I want to drop him but don’t want to get 15 dollars taken out of the draft budget as a penalty for canceling his contract.. unless I scoop him back up before someone else does after dropping him… the price others could keep him depends on the ESPN auction price for this year .. If it’s high I could just take a 15 dollar deductable next year, draft him for a couple bucks and resume the contract… If he isnt coming back until late next year.. although would he be worth more then a couple bucks in the draft next year (keeper)if he isn’t coming back till late season.. because then I would pay that much plus the $15 deductible already.. just to resume the contract..
I’m guessing keep him but that’s $30 next year on him hurt!

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thank you! I have Murphy coming back, adsrubel can slide to shortstop/or Tim anderson can stay there. Who to drop?
Villinueva,adsrubel,anderson,lamb,schebler,mazara,teoscer?
Myers is my utility.. and he’s hurt.. so one of these guys is my utility along side myers.. And I still need a 6th pitcher. Season long points

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: sorry I just feel like a lot changed with who I should prioritize holding onto now..
Mazara and teoscer are written as possible utility replacements/ droppable.. it looks cut out on my screen but I wrote it in up there. Sorry so much..

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
4 years ago

and again on ceager with the fantasy owners knowing probably what 7 weeks ago he needed this before the team even did, and all we go by is rotoworld blurbs. imagine how much better doctors we’d be if we ya know had actual medical degrees. this comment is probably only what like 30% funny too.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Crapshoot Kershaw
4 years ago

@Crapshoot Kershaw: 30% being funny, i know it’s funny (but true)

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Seager would be back at the beginning of next year right if he has Tommy john.. is his career over..

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: likely late next year.

He’s a good stash. In dynasty.

Crapshoot Kershaw
Crapshoot Kershaw
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: “career over?” WTF. it’s not d.wright’s disease here, it’s a simple TJ (on a non pitcher as well)

Vee
Vee
4 years ago

Man I feel like an annoying girlfriend today… nagged u 3 times!!!

With DJ Lmao-hieu hitting the DL, I gotta drop one of my DL stashes.

Drop Odor or Wainwright?

Thx

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Of course they put Ray on the DL 20 minutes after games start for today. Classic.

I swear if Jose Peraza, who I would’ve picked up with the roster spot, has a big night……Well, well, I am not going to be very happy.

Steven Henn
Steven Henn
4 years ago

Any intel on the status of Rendon. I have in a weekly lineup & do not even see him listed on Hittertron. The only possible drops would be Mahle, Kingman, or Gausman. We have a 30 player rosters but no DL slots & Puig & Schoop are not playing as well.
So do I hope for the best & leave him active ..roll the dice he back sooner rather then later??
Options are Moran, P Alvarez, Winkler, Almora, or L Morrison

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Steven Henn
4 years ago

@Steven Henn: tough to say – he’s going out on a rehab assignment tomorrow, so he should play over the weekend for sure.

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Corey seager hitting the D.L.. Should I feel confident in having Tim Anderson starting, in 11 teams.. or pickup peraza and drop anderson? Seager should be back soon though.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka: he’s having Tommy John and is done for the season

Dangerfield51
Dangerfield51
Reply to  Jubaka
4 years ago

@Jubaka:
Seager is done for the season…Tommy John

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

Hey Corey, maybe you should have had the surgery in the off season

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: The getting therapy to fix things has got to stop. Get cut or get on

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Dr. FohL?

Back to Seager, is tomorrows title going to be Turn the Page on Seager? Because it should and you can give me full credit and then Rudy can come in and say what his was…BTW, turn the page is a popular Bob Seager song

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Sunday wrapped up the worst ERA week my team has had in 3-4 years. The ONLY bright spot was Trevor Williams (thanks Grey), well, and Corey Kluber, but he’s a Klu-bot from planet strikeout.

Feels like a Monday headache hangover full of Berrios, Velasquez, Pivetta, Wood, Weaver, and Castillo. It hurts, it hurts.

Make it stop!!! My team ERA went from 3.24 to 3.94 in 1 week. Interestingly, my WHIP didn’t move that much, probably because most of these guys couldn’t get out of the 5th inning in their starts.

No questions here, just vomit-induced complaining. Its Monday.

Sven
n
4 years ago

h2h Points league, looking to add/trade for a short-stop. What kind of guys do you think I could land if I were shopping Jed Lowrie?

Currently my only SS is Bregman, and I’m deep at 2B/3B.

joe
joe
4 years ago

Drop Luis Castillo for Folty?
12 team standard roto

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Would you drop Dexter Fowler for Ian Happ if you needed a 2B?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
4 years ago

Fernando Romero getting the call Wednesday vs. the Jays.

Worth adding in 12-team leagues or more for deeper/ AL-only leagues?

Peter Rabbit
Peter Rabbit
4 years ago

Any reason to hold onto Gardner or Zimmerman with the lineup I have? I was thinking that I will never use them and could use that spot to stream. I still need to get Bogaerts off of my DL slot.

C ramos
1b – votto
2b – Lawrie
3b – gallo
ss – bogaerts
of – jd martinez
of – cain
of – haniger
util – bregman
util – encarcion
bench – olsen, merrifield, villanueva, ender, zimmerman, gardner
dl – rendon, schoop, odor

Thanks

MattTruss
Editor
4 years ago

What do you think about trading Folty for Michael A. Taylor in a 15 teamer? Rudy has them about even, I could use some SBs and my pitching is pretty solid (Scherzer, Bauer, Wacha, Ryu, E-Rod, Mikolas, T-Willy, Kennedy and Reynaldo Lopez). Tried trading Lopez for him, but this was countered. I’m considering, just doing a sanity check. I love Folty, but I think he’s expendable. Taylor would basically replace Ketel Marte in my UTIL spot when everyone gets healthy someday.

MattTruss
Editor
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

I hear ya, I’m such a sucker for Ks! I think my pitching is strong enough though, I’m going for it.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Are we still holding Holland? I just dropped him for Neris in a 8 team league. O’Day was available too.

It’s been done, but how’d I do?

Teddy Heater
4 years ago

Hey Skip, I know your answer to this already but can you appease my co owner. He drafted and I’m trying to pick up the pieces- ESPN 10 team H2H 5×5 OPS instead of AVG, give me 4-5 names to cut or Trade

No C
1B-Abreu
2B-Dozier
SS-Trea Turner
IF-Bryant
IF-Hosmer
OF-Ozuna
OF-Benintendi
OF Cain
OF-Gardner
OF-Bruce
Util-C Santana
Bench- D Murphy, T Anderson, M Carpenter, Brantley
DL J Turner

Archer
Fulmer
Porcello
Snell
C Anderson
Buehler
RP-Morrow
RP-Kimbrel
DL-Bumgarner

Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Internet high Five, I said the exact same thing except Bum!

Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Laura’s killing it in her ESPN league she’s 4-0. She took the Grey & Teddy cheat sheet into her draft and killed it.

Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Tru Dat. GREY & 3 point font Teddy. Ha!

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Let’s just say that she’ll be paying for our dinner date…

Teddy Heater
Teddy Heater
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Yadi
Au Shizz
C Taylor
Manny
Didi
Freeman
Segura
Marte
Haniger
Rosario
B Ham
Eaton
Bell
Bench- Devers, Ohtani, Trumbo, Puig
Cmart
Corbin
Williams
Ohtani
Ryu
Wood
Chapman
Vasquez
DL Hill

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 OPS BAA
Scherzer for Abreu? Need power.

Was also thinking Scherzer and Chapman for Arenado but I doubt he’d go for it. Too much, too little, thoughts?

Jacks
Jacks
4 years ago

Benching Sano this week. Who do I pick up? E Suarez, Frazier, Villaneuva, Candelario, or Longoria?

Nightmare!
Nightmare!
4 years ago

I can’t decide! You be the deciding factor buddy!

Eduardo Escobar ([email protected], 3vs TOR)
Eugenio Suarez (3vsMIA, 3vs MIL)

LenFuego
LenFuego
4 years ago

What the hell kind of an injury is “biceps spasms”? Seriously, anyone ever heard of that before?

Whatever it is, it was enough to get Miggy Cabrera pulled yesterday and leave him out of the lineup today. Which leaves me deciding whether to substitute Lewis Brinson in for him in my weekly lineup 12 team 5×5 roto league.

I think I am still leaning Miggy, but I like Brinson’s SB potential this week with series against the Philies and Reds (who have given up the 2nd and 8th most SBs this year) and would hate to see Miggy sitting all week in my lineup because his biceps are quaking.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: All right, fine, but when Brinson steals 4 bases this week while Miggy sits the week out, I am coming back here and … well, you know, reading the articles and stuff.

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
4 years ago

cargo or longo ops league

DodgersWindowClosed
DodgersWindowClosed
4 years ago

Desmond or Trey?

Steven Henn
Steven Henn
4 years ago

Great stuff …you make Mondays exciting …hope you had a great weekend
12 team roto with weekly lineups.
Gausman @ Oak (SON 3.8)
Godley LAD (-1.0)
Kingham @ Milw (not listed)
Wheeler Col (17.7)
Shark SD (18.2)
Gibson Tor & @ CHW (15.6)
Wacha CHW & CHC (21.2)
Mahle Mia (7.0)
S Gray @ Hou & Cle (-5.2)

1)Need 4 SPs in addition to C Mart, Bauer, & Snell for this week. Leaning going with SON scores except putting in Gibson with his 2 starts over Wheeler (hard to trust NYM SPs except Thor & DeGrom for now)
2) Just saw O’Day available …rolling with Kimbrel & Hand currently. Grab him & drop the above Wheeler or Kingham who I just plucked off off the wire with hopes of rookie goodness

Steven Henn
Steven Henn
Reply to  Steven Henn
4 years ago

@Steven Henn: how sure are we in believing O’Day is THE GUY for now until Britton maybe returns?? 65-70%??

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

Schebler is batting cleanup today and marte is getting a day off today.. Do I smell a grand slam..

Gordon Bombay
Gordon Bombay
4 years ago

Hey Grey – in a weekly points league would you rather start Samardzija at home against SD or kyle hendricks at home against COL??
Thank you sir.

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Have a trade offer, here’s the scenario…(now I have Tribe called quest in my head). Anyway:

12 tm H2H 5×5 cats redraft
My Corbin for his Ozuna

My team
Molina
1 Rizzo
2 Albies
3 Freeman
SS Timmy Anderson
OF JD Martinez
OF Benintendi
OF E Rosario
Util Moncada
Util Conforto
Bn Jo-Ma DL Puig DL Rendon

Carrasco Bauer Alex Wood Rich Hill Pivetta Wacha Giles Devinski Vizcaino

Would you take it or hold since Rendon should be back soon …
Thanks again, and nice Nirvana reference in today’s read! That brings me back…

Gotime
Gotime
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Give Corbin before Bauer right? (He wants either one)

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
4 years ago

Hey grey,
can you rank these bums ROS for 1b?

Josh Bell, Healy, Santana, Mancini
Thanks!

Green monstah
Green monstah
4 years ago

Howdy jam master Grey!!

Hope your weekend was splendid! Onto this week, it’s h2h points weekly league.

Which OF would you rather start this week? If not starting thoughts of adding just merely as depth?

Looking at :
Teoscar Hernandez (gets 8 games this week:
– 3 at Minnesota. 5 at Cleveland including at double header Thursday

Jorge soler (7 games, 3 @ Boston & 4 vs tigers)

Franchy Cordero (6 games; 3 @ SF & 3 vs Dodgers)

Now the top overall bat regardless of position & not just for this week but longer term:

– CJ Cron (1b/DH)

– Pedro Alvarez (DH)

– Daniel Robertson (SS/2b)

– Eduardo Escobar (SS/3b/DH)

– denard span (OF/DH)

– mark canha

– Jose Bautista (stash?)

I recently added both Gleybor Torres & Miguel andujar good move?

Thanks man!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Sorry to repeat but…

“1) Besides Mikolas, which other starter do you like best for the interim?:

Mikolas: CHC, @SD, @MIN, KC
Pivetta: @WAS, @SF, @BAL, @STL
Skaggs: @SEA, MIN, HOU, @TOR
T Ross: @SF, WAS, STL, @PIT
Newcomb: @NYM, SF, @MIA, CHC
Wheeler: COL, @PHI, ARI, MIA
Gibson: TOR, @CHW, @LAA, MIL

2) Between Gibson and Newcomb, which 2 start pitchers do you prefer?

Thanks!

Nitro
Nitro
4 years ago

Trade offer:

Goldy for J Lowerie and Conforto

KarlJ
KarlJ
4 years ago

Lol at CBS ranking Gattis in the top 20. In the old days, when we would still do an in-person draft, I would search online for the wonkiest rankings, print out a bunch of them and spread them all over the draft table hoping one of my league mates would be stupid enough to use them.
The other thing I used to do many years ago was steal my brother’s fantasy draft guide and replace it with one from the year before and chuckle as he attempts to draft guys that have since retired :)

Apologize if this was already asked – ROS would you rather have Folty, Gohara or Caleb Smith?

chris pierce
chris pierce
4 years ago

I currently own Ianetta, who isn’t doing anything. Only thing on waivers. Suzuki who clears waivers this week, Gomes, McCann, Chirinos, Castillo. well at least to mention.

Someone has Molina and Realmuto.

Would you offer a draft pick or any of these players for catcher?

Jose Martinez
Schoop
Story
Brantley
Mazara
Puig
Souza

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Dahl not starting again against a lefty. I have a open spot. Worth dropping for Winker or hold.? If he ends up platooning at best that sucks

JC
JC
4 years ago

Merrifield for Cesar and Strickland. Thoughts?

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

@JC: Merrifield side

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

Can Ray please be DL’ed before games start today? It would be nice to have that extra roster spot.

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

@Grey: Also, since the D’backs play today wouldn’t they want to have a full roster?

Tony B.
Tony B.
4 years ago

Grey, I’m struggling to to a short bench but active league. (12 team 5×5 yahoo std. League, 4 Bench, 2 util) Should I dump Encarnacion and pick up someone like Franchy Cordero or Taylor from Washington? Need some steals. I love your articles, and visit daily because I love the content that this site brings!

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Tony B.
4 years ago

@Tony B.: Only if you are in my league.

If you are tired of Encarnacion, try trading him for someone who can get you SBs – you can do way better than guys like Cordero or M. Taylor. You should be able to pick up someone like Starling Marte or Lorenzo Cain for him, or at worst a Whit Merrifield.

Gobblers
Gobblers
4 years ago

Ola Grey!

Please pick two for the weekly, NFBC, 15-team…

B McCarthy v SF -5
J Montgomery @ Hou -9; v Cle +6
Minor v Bos -5
Pivetta @ Wash -5
T Ross @ SF -9

Thanks FML Grizzle!

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

You had to pick up Rajai right? I thought I was making a good move. I hope he breaks both of his legs as he gets thrown out stealing 2nd.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: he’ll swipe second first and then break his legs stealing third…of course he will be safe

Nature Boy
Nature Boy
4 years ago

Lose Castillo for Williams in limited moves league? Thanks!

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
4 years ago

1) Soler, Winker, Dahl, Kemp, Schebler – Top 2?

2) Mikolas, Castillo, Nova, Gausman – Top 2?

Matt
Matt
4 years ago

I have Moose at 3rd and Sano riding my bench. Is Sano worth keeping, or at this stage should I cut my loses, and drop him for pitching which I need?

Also, would you hold on Duffy and or Velasquez, or are both waiver worthy?

Thanks!

Ron Pridgen
Ron Pridgen
4 years ago

Do you have a list of 2-3 trade targets that should be pursued going into the rest of the season?

1) Would you trade for Encarnacion or is the beginning of the end?
2) Would you trade for Robbie Ray if you have a DL spot to spare?

Thanks.

Cohen
Cohen
4 years ago

Tropeano at home vs Balt Tue
Heaney at home vs Balt Wed
SON likes both
Who would u start ?

Happyharry
Happyharry
4 years ago

Grey, 12 Team, H2H, 6X6. Would you drop Alfaro or Hedges to pick up Chirinos?

Dynasty leaguer
Dynasty leaguer
4 years ago

Grey

I asked Ralph this yesterday and he was very up in the air. So what’s you’re thoughts

Dynasty league

Trout
For
Acuna and T Turner

Ralph said he hated the Idea of trading Trout but he said this offer would be hard for him not to take.

What side you taking?

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

Just pulled the trigger on this one in my 12 team 6×6 roto (extra cats are OPS and QS)…

My Luis Castillo for his Marwin. I see from the ROS Player Rater and your pre-season ranks, I can’t expect a ton from Marwin going forward. But I was stuck starting Starlin Castro in my MI slot since Josh Harrison went down. Anyways, this was better than a straight Castillo drop I guess. My other MI options from the wire were guys like Flaherty, Chris Owings, Aledmys Diaz.

You’d have done this trade well, correct?

In the same league, I just traded away Strickland and got back Buster Posey. Will be the first time I ever owned Posey. Guy had 2 catchers and needed saves this badly I guess *shoulder shrug emoji*. SAGNOF/CAGNOF swap of my dreams. I already own Felipe and Kenley. And had been going without a catcher recently (I didn’t draft one and had been playing one only when matchups made sense). The available catcher list a bigger joke than the MI one.

I’m in last in most hitting categories in this league. Here are my bats as of now, for Shizz/Gigs…

C- Posey
1B- Rizzo
2B- Peraza
3B- Devers
SS- Treat
MI- Castro
CI-Abreu
OF-Ozuna
OF-Polanco
OF-Acuna
OF-Choo
DH- Nelson Cruz (so dumb… DH slot has already voted out/remove for 2019)
UT-Cron
Bench- Deshields

I posted my squad so that you can tell me better days are ahead. Am I right? Please tell me I’m right. Or do I still have alotta work to do with this team here? Don’t feel the need to post arms, I’m solid there.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
4 years ago

@knucks: Agreed on Posey, I was just like uhh sure, sounds good. And the guy was talking about losing Posey like he was giving away his newborn child. I was all… “breh, you offered this to me… I’m fine with you hitting cxl before I hit accept, I really don’t care. also, you own Gary Sanchez, why did you then also draft Posey ya goof”. No joke, that was my note to him during negotiations haha. These people and their catchers. So funny.

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

so I have a Ring video doorbell and it’s really pretty cool. For the first time ever I know what my mailman looks like. And my drycleaning delivery dude. And how late my nanny comes to work.
Highly recommended. You may not even need to hire a security guard after all…

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: nah we did a major house renovation and the old door bell was broken.

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

I currently have Ian Happ at 2B in 12 team keeper. My SPs are Severino,Nola,Archer,Corbin,Bauer and Wacha with Castillo on bench. I have been offered Cano and Maeda for Bauer. Take or Meh?

H
H
4 years ago

I’m such a sucker for saves and the counting stats that go with them. I’d like to pick up ODay but not sure who to drop or just hold. I’d hate for another team to get him if I could/should…thanks!

Pitchers: Greinke, Cueto, Wood, Berrios, Pivetta, Hill, Roark, Sanchez

Relief: Osuna, Boxberger, Familia, Holland, Norris, Soria

DL Knebel, Britton

Sam Jacobs
Sam Jacobs
4 years ago

Trying to gauge Albies trade value….

Albies is a top __ player rest of season?

JC
JC
4 years ago

When Robbie Ray goes on DL, pick up
Jarlin Garcia or Kyle Gibson?
Is it close?
Thanks!

Mike
Mike
4 years ago

Been offered Acuña + Taillon for either Greinke or Arrieta.

Points League. Should I accept? If so which one do I let go?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Will do! Thanks!

C
C
4 years ago

Yo Grey-

Great stuff and Happy Monday! Guy wants my C. Knebel in 12 team 6×6 Roto. He offered Paxton. I’d be willing to deal Knebel for a better pitcher than Paxton.

What’s your order of preference:

1. My Knebel and C. Morton for Thor
2. My Knebel and B. Snell for Thor
3. My Knebel and C. Archer for Thor

He also has Carrasco, but I think I’d prefer Thor.

Thanks!

Jubaka
Jubaka
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:@Grey: Thor is hopefully going to be. A top five pitcher this year. You don’t trade that for a closer and back end starter.

SR2014
SR2014
4 years ago

Side A: Conforto
Side B: Archer and Domingo

Rest of pitching staff: Cueto, Price, Corbin, Snell, Manaea, Hamels

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

ROS, OPS league, Rank
Domingo, E Rosario, M. smith, Choo, Margot

Jubaka
Jubaka
4 years ago

I just looked at Chase Anderson and his stats look fine.. Should I definitely drop Castillo for him or should I drop schebler.. also on the wire is Straily,Gibson, jarlin, junior Guerra, saroka.
Out of Anderson, those guys..

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
4 years ago

Bench Junis tomorrow @ BOS in 10 team H2H?

Mr. Sweat Necklace
Mr. Sweat Necklace
4 years ago

Any idea why Scott Kingery is only listed as a 2B/MI in an RCL league? I’m in RCL 62 if that helps at all.

Mr. Sweat Necklace
Mr. Sweat Necklace
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: He has started 7 games at 3B, 5 at SS, 5 in the OF but is only listed as a 2B/MI.

Is there a website to track this or is it all controlled by Commisioners?

K-doggy
K-doggy
4 years ago

Got to drop 1 position dont matter
Eugenio Suarez
Justin Bour
Franchy Cordero
Eddie Rosario

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

Shouldn’t it be FERALando Rodney?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: you put out a saucer of saves and half the time he either craps in the dish or just flat knocks it over and hisses

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: what references?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: going?…

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: welcome to the club. The first step is acknowledging the problem. The second step is now dressing the part

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: damn, you skipped step two already. Okay then I guess just be real honest with everyone and they will think you are kidding…but you’re not

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Grey Anime is pretty crazy….and feels so real

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

then we’re all on drugs and dont know what is reality anymore….

Random Collmenter
Random Collmenter
4 years ago

Start Fulmer vs. Rays or Darvish vs. Rockies this week?

Thanks!

peacecoast
peacecoast
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