Yesterday, Nick Pivetta went 9 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.22 vs. the Astros who put an absolute beating on the Red Sox on Tuesday like they were a garbage can lid. Yes, that Nick Pivetta aka The Stopper aka If The Red Sox Turn Their Season Around This Feels Like The Moment It Happens aka The Nick Pivetta of Every Fantasy Baseballers’ Dreams For The Last Five Years aka I Was Not Expecting That aka I Honestly Don’t Even Believe The Box Score And I Watched Five Innings Of This Game aka Nick Pivetta F*cks aka Should You Fall For The Nick Pivetta Tailpipe Again? aka That Means You aka Are You Following What I’m Putting Down? It’s Breadcrumbs To Nick Pivetta On Your Waivers aka Or Not But His Peripherals (8.7 K/9, 3 BB/9) Are Usable As Long As He Keeps The Ball In The Park aka Likely Streamonator In Shallower Leagues. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

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Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer. Gonna be a platoon guy in the Bronx by August. Kidding, kinda.

Jake Odorizzi – MRI revealed “some sprains and strains” around his ankle. If I had a doctor tell me my MRI revealed “some sprains and strains,” I’d tell Cougs I need to see an out-of-network doctor. I’ve heard a more exact reading of a  situation from a horoscope.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and a leadoff homer, which turned out to be the only damage against Nick Pivetta aka I Still Can’t Believe He Was Better.

Chris Paddack – Underwent his 2nd Tommy John surgery. Soon Tommy John’s gonna call it Chris Paddack surgery.

Royce Lewis – Sent back to the minors, because the Twins have Gary Sanchez, Jose Miranda, Gilbert Celestino and Kyle Garlick. Where could they ever fit Royce Lewis in there? Celestino and Garlick sounds like a bad Italian frozen dinner.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Before I sneeze, I always say, ‘I feel a whoop comin’ on,’ I’m sorry if that caused me to not get my hand over my mouth in time.”

Luis Arraez – 3-for-5, 4 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal, hitting .323. Yes, I’d play Royce over Arraez too. Twins are dumb.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.48. Would’ve liked an even better line. Was vs. the A’s, c’mon, you’re embarrassing misspelled Greys everywhere.

Daulton Jefferies – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.72. I hope Jefferies’s start is not going to reflect badly on my Gregg Jefferies rookie cards.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and Austin Riley (2-for-5, 3 RBIs) hit his 8th, as they went back-to-back off Burnes. Which sounds like it would elicit an erotic dream from Waylon Smithers.

Corbin Burnes – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.26 vs. Max Fried – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.31. This matchup of Max Fried/Burnes was billed by me screaming, “Quick! Get me a splatter guard!”

Willy Adames – Hit the IL with an ankle sprain. Keston Hiura was called up as a corresponding move, which takes us to the next blurb…

Keston Hiura – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. How long until Hiura is traded to another team as a reclamation project? This July? With the Rockies? Am I trying to The Secret this into existence? Maybe yesterday’s game-winning homer will be the confidence boost he needs, but he’s like the NL’s Kelenic at this point. Homers and hits .400 in the minors, then can’t hit the side of the barn in the majors.

Lucas Giolito – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.84, as he was activated from the Covid-19 IL. Ya know, it’s called Covid-19 because guys are out for 19 hours, or 19 days.

Bobby Witt Jr. – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer. Please get hot; if I had a genie wish, I’d use it for this.

MJ Melendez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. I haven’t been this excited for a catcher since 2007 when I accidentally bumped my head, and thought I was Keith Law thinking of Matt Wieters.

Charlie Blackmon – 1-for-2 and his 6th homer, hitting .222. On the real, Blackmon has been crazy hot and crazy cold and still is beating Matt Olson on the Player Rater. How long do I have to shame Olson before he homers again? Let’s go!

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. If I win my preseason prop bet for Cron to lead the majors in homers, some of my winnings will need to go to me buying some new HOKAs, because I’m gonna be doing so many victory laps.

Pablo Lopez – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 1.57. Hopefully, it was just an off-night against one of the worst lineups in baseball at home. “Just an off-night” is the glass is half-full of fantasy baseball pitching.

Tanner Rainey – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.38 and the blown save. My absolute favorite is when a guy blows his first save opp in a month. Do I need to use sarcastic font or are you catching my drift?

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. In last week’s Sotheby’s auction, I purchased the feather from Forrest Gump for $175,000. Wanna see it? It’s right by my open window–NOOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Pete Alonso – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 9th homer. Albombso!

Max Scherzer – Pulled himself in the middle of an at-bat with Pujols, because…? No one knew. Did he just want Pujols’s autograph? Is Max a big Survivor fan? Oh, no, it sounds more oblique. That usually means at least a month sidelined, but we will see.

Mike Trout – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .320. Teacher-student with Taylor Ward, and Trout’s the student one day, and the teacher the next. What is this, some giant auditorium class with a TA teaching?! I didn’t pay $50K a semester for this!

Jared Walsh – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer. Imagine if that bug named Kevin Cash never crawled up Maddon’s butt and told him about platoon splits. Walsh would have 50 RBIs. As it is, he’s got more RBIs than Trout.

Shohei Ohtani – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.82, 0-for-5. Meh, almost human. The nerve!

Dane Dunning – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.92. He’s so borderline solid. Call him Dane Middling. Decent Dunning? Meh, you figure it out! I’d use the Streamonator for him in most mixed leagues.

Kole Calhoun – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and four homers in four games, and 17 homers in 5 games and, wow, is this hot schmotato the color of red literally and figuratively.

Brad Miller – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer. He has six times as many homers as Marcus Semien.

Jack Suwinski – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. In the box score, it listed him as LF-RF, and all I could think was the Pirates finally figured out a way to be really cheap. Play the same guy in right and left, but his poor feet running back and forth.

Ian Happ – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .282, as he bats third. I wonder if someone could get a message to Happ to have him try to locate Seiya for us. Oh, my God! I just realized it! Seiya is him saying “See ya,” as in he’s left the league! Ugh!

Clay Holmes – 2 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 1 K, ERA at 0.44 and his 3rd save. Not sure if other sites are talking about this, but the big takeaway from this year, after the dead ball, is there are so many great middle relievers. Every team (except the Red Sox) feel like they have a handful. Holmes might be the best.

Jordan Lyles – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners (zero walks), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.11. 8:0 K:BB is pretty effin’ impressive vs. the Yankees. Enough that it made me open his player page (click his name and you’re magically transported there!), but I was less impressed by what I found. Streamonator? Sure, but he gets the Yanks again next time out, and I wouldn’t go back to that well, as Baby Jessica might’ve said.

Zach Davies – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.35. Someone should give Zach Davies a shirt that says “My strand rate off the field is 100%.”

Justin Turner – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two days, or three games. Looks like he Turner’d a corner! High five me! Right now! No? Okay.

Walker Buehler – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.89. This start was almost a disaster. Lucky he wasn’t playing hand grenades.

Jordan Romano – Dealing with a gastrointestinal infection. Maybe Romano is lactose intolerant.

Marco Gonzales – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.08 in Toronto. *staring at the Blue Jays’ offense a’la Scarface* Their lineup’s womb is polluted.

Ty France – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .325. France must’ve felt right at home in Toronto. That colonizer!

Abraham Toro – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .167. Have felt pretty good about starting Toro in some of my leagues, and now that I see he’s batting .167 I am slapping myself in the face screaming, “Snap out of it!”

Blake Snell – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, as he was activated from the IL. For those thinking, “Oh, geez, he’s gotta get stretched out.” He threw 84 pitches! Blake Snell: Forever Efficient. I wasn’t drafting Snell this year, and I wish Gore were in the rotation, but this is likely the best move for the Padres, as long as Snell’s healthy. Let Gore piggyback Snell or Clevinger, and get two-and-a-quarter starters out of three guys.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.49. He’s a Wheeler dealer once again! Wistfully, “I want that for Robbie Ray.”

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .231. Phils have a bunch of guys who get insanely hot and are all or nothing. Pray for opposing pitchers if Hoskins, Castellanos, Schwarber and Harper are all hot at the same time, and pray for their pitchers if they’re all in the field.

Isaac Paredes – 2-for-4 and his 1st and 2nd homer. I feel like a Merman, because I love a Paredes. So, Isaac got his old club, the Tigers, back with those homers, and the Rays pulled off another heist of the century! Paredes for Meadows? Wow! How did they know Austin Meadows would get vertigo? Did he mention his love of Hitchcock? So, I’m being slightly facetious. Paredes has a decent bat, kinda similar to Yandy with maybe more power, that he’s never shown it. He’s kinda in this Friday’s Buy column, that is already available on the Patreon.

Drew Rasmussen – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners (zero walks), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.33. Fun fact! When I put my hand on Cougs’ head and mess her head, I say I’m Razz-mussin’. You know Rasmussen not be fussin’ with walks as his walk rate is down to 1.9 BB/9, and his Ks are down too. He’s really not pitching like at any point in his career with his fastball usage down from 65% to 32%, and adding in a cutter. It’s not worse than previous incarnations of Rasmussen, but it’s not necessarily better either. At least with results, outside of ERA.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.38, and hit the IL with an oblique injury. There’s hope for Ed-Rod, but it’s been whispered into a bottle and tossed into the ocean. Good luck retrieving it.

Spencer Torkelson – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer, hitting .173. “If the funnel’s big enough, we might be able to get him into the meat grinder–Whoa! Hold on! Torkelson’s alive!”

Will Vest – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.12. Tigers’ bullpen is like the options package at a typical tech company. You keep hearing Will Vest but it never happens.

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Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

$3 Bender $2 Drew Smith $3 Munoz which RP goes (+7IP +2 K +5 Saves +4 Holds -3 BB -3 Hits -12 HR)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 month ago

One more clean inning from Stroman – not too much to ask, is it?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Narrator: it was.

Was just greedy for a QS. Opponent has Hill so after seeing that thought I’d roll the dice on Stroman. Oh well.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Story, Jesus. Needless to say, I owned him last year.

Saint
Saint
1 month ago

Please rank top 4 relievers for K and ratio upside:

Raley, Helsley, King, Burke, Strider, A. Diaz

Thank you

Mali
Mali
1 month ago

Gore, Greinke, Pivetta, B Singer, JOMO, Junis, Cueto.
I know it’s all over the place…
Who are the top two you would take out of this bunch?
Thanks

Mali
Mali
Reply to  Mali
1 month ago

Baz is also available

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
1 month ago

10 team, redraft, mixed, H2H, 5X5 with QS intead of W’s

Need to drop one SP of: L. Castillo, Montgomery, Blackburn, Lauer. Which one to drop?

russowl
russowl
1 month ago

12 team redraft Gorman or Hayes ?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Really? Huh. I thought everyone was high on Gorman. I was considering making him a higher target in tonight’s auction.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Oh, PT concerns. I see. Thanks!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  hal_incandenza
1 month ago

he should be high on whatever auction if he’s just entering league or something. that doesn’t mean he’s likely to just right away do what k.hayes already does.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

Hayes is, to borrow Grey’s term, pretty yawnstipating to me. Lacks RBI opportunities in that lineup as well as getting knocked in. Maybe he develops power but right now he feels kinda like Wendle with less pop and in a worse lineup.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 month ago

1) In two leagues I have Melendez as my catcher but have Garver coming off the IL. One is my RCL league and the other is a 14 team category keeper league. Would you just drop Garver in both instances or try to hold onto both? Maybe Garver might have some trade value?

2) Would you be holding onto Gore in a RCL format?

Thanks!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

I have 3 IL slots in most leagues (w 4 or more candidates), and now I need to choose if I need to keep all or consider dropping someone. Most are good enough that I will play w/o a bench bat or 1 less starter) unless my assumptions e wrong). But are these my assumed return dates.
… 1-Month. Earlier than 15-June. India; Baz
— 2-Month. Earlier than 15-July. Tatis; Eloy; Lowe.
— 2-3 months. Earlier than 15-Aug. Schertzer
… Appropriate to Drop (albeit mid-June or earlier). Margot
— Who cares? Lourdes. He’s hopefully gone tonight in 4 leagues (w or w/o IL).

Any errors. Hopefully some are pessimistic)?

BTW, I would have been dropping O’Neil in three leagues tonight.

Last edited 1 month ago by Norman Ginsberg
LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

You like Framber (CLE, @SEA) or Sonny Gray (DET, KC) next week ?

Each gets 2 starts

Thanks!
LG

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 month ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

1) You still like JoMo over Cobb and Kikuchi? Kinda a meh start against Orioles B lineup

2) O’Neill to the IL

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Happ, Nimmo, Grichuk or Santander?

Fill in for O’Neill

Last edited 1 month ago by Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks

Jon
Jon
1 month ago

Which combo do you prefer: Bender + Jace Peterson or Devin Williams + Avisail Garcia? For the RPs, saves only. For the batters, BBs and no SBs.

Jon
Jon
1 month ago

Which MI? Crawford, Kim, Jace Peterson, Cesar Hernandez, or Flores?

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

It’s Brandon Crawford, not JP. Go with Cesar?

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Another question
With Gorman coming up, who’s my drop?
Hunter Dozier
Lourdes Gurriel
Jorge Mateo

aardvark
aardvark
1 month ago

JoMo or Javier?

Daze
Daze
1 month ago

Grey
Would you drop Jorge Lopez for either Raley or Wick
I need saves. Lopez been bad recently but at least I think it’s still his job on a bad team.
Yea Wick is on a bad team also. Robertson back from IL
Thanks

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Hey Grey!
One of these starters has got to go. ROS Outlook?
Tyler Mahle
Drew Rasmussen
Marcus Stroman

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
1 month ago

My injuries are mounting with Broneil going on IL and uncertainty around Wade, Votto, Luzardo. Would you drop Luzardo in NL-only to pick up a bat like Myers, Hiura, Ortega, Moran or Pavin? I haven’t seen any update on Luzardo but I’m not sure I can afford to wait to find out

steeldeal211
steeldeal211
1 month ago

Wacha home vs Seattle or
Ryu home vs Cincy?

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

The Mets really are “amazing.” How ironic that Megill is suddenly feeling a lot better and is going to be playing catch tomorrow / will start throwing soon. How did that work out for Degrom last year?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  toolshed
1 month ago

degrom was actually hurt (still is of course)

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 month ago

Gorman and Liberatore to the Show tomorrow!

Hank
Hank
1 month ago

Grey,

Someone in our 12-team 5×5 QS league just dropped Joe Ryan. Current rotation is Wheeler, Manoah, Montas, Eovaldi, Kirby, Lynn (IL), Flaherty (IL) so seems like an obvious target.

1. Would you bid on Ryan or grab Christian Javier for free?
2. If you would bid on Ryan, How much of my $96 budget ($100 start) should I bid for him? We don’t have continuous waivers in our league if that makes a difference.

Thanks as always for the advice!

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
1 month ago

I’m in a pickle. Need to free up two roster spots in 12 team keeper. Drop 2 of Torkelson, Naylor, Alek Thomas, Gorman, Franmil. Most of these guys have no track record so it’s hard to predict what they’ll do. Or I just leave them as is for a few days until I need to activate them.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Interesting, thanks! I was leaning Torkel/Thomas

jaw
jaw
1 month ago

12 team 5×5 h2h dynasty keeper with no n/a spots. drop or hold kirilloff, royce lewis, and volpe?

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 month ago

Hey Grey!

A) Should I start Carrasco @COL or try to pick up one of the following to start instead:

Suarez vs LAD
Kikuchi vs CIN
Silseth vs. OAK
Junis vs. SD

B) I would be dropping Meyer to pick up the starter from question A. That’s the right move given Meyer had a couple of rough outings recently and just went on the 7-day IL with ulnar nerve irritation, right?

Thanks!

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
1 month ago

Good Afternoon Master Grey Meister,

Great sh-tuff! Thanks, wouldn’t second Tommy John surgery be Tommy John Jr???

A) Damn, Meyer was put on the super duper double secret minor league D/L!

B) Card’s Donavan, worth Monocle-ing or just a platoon boat?

C) Did you C the feather from Forest Gump? How could you, there is no C?

D) Brandon Witt is picking it up a bit, is the buy low, by gone?

E) Uncharted territory, never had an E, Olsen, can you hope for 40HR’s so we could get 30ish???

Tila Tequila Thursday, Thank Tyou!

CCC

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Crap, who’s Brandon Witt:):):)??? Thanks, greater minds correct great ones…..

TeddyBallgame
TeddyBallgame
1 month ago

Shots Fired: Hey Steve Paulo…update your team!!! (in RCL)

aardvark
aardvark
1 month ago

Is Pham and Yepez close? Yepez gains LF after his next start and love the 1st, 2nd, LF

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
1 month ago

1st, 3rd, LF* sorry

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ok perfect thank you

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
1 month ago

Yepez or Gorman?

jcindaville
jcindaville
1 month ago

Now that Maxey Pad Scherzie is done for me, recommendations on the following pick ups pretty please?

Alex Cobb
Yusei Kikuchi
Rasmussen
Martin Perez

or anyone you might recommend?

Thanks

jcindaville
jcindaville
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Just read the news on Scherzer. Going to the Mets is like going into the Bermuda triangle.

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
1 month ago

Grey, 10T 5×5 Category Keeper League.

Is B. Reynolds a drop? He’s booooring as hell to own (drafted 7th round). Available M. Yas, K. Lewis, B. Marsh, C. Walker or stash N. Gorman (potential keeper) for him?

Also, thoughts on S. Baz when healthy? Definite grab from ww?

Thanks!

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

What do you expect ROS from Baz,unless you think the robots are in tune?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yes you did. Had both of them on my radar, but Baz info occurred prior to draft or something. But I still got McClanahan in the 16th! Heck yeah; possible steal of the draft.

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry one other question on Baz. Would you prefer him for this season only (cant be kept again) or L. McCullers for this season and possibly next. Another site ranks McCullers 20-30 and Baz 30-40? You agree?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 month ago

Grey, Mountcastle should be back Saturday. Him or Kwan in a keeper league?

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

YouTube subscribed LFG! You buying Paredes in a keeper points league for say $1?
-1AB +5Hits +2 Doubles +5 Triples +9HR +3BB +2SB -3CS. Current 3B fill-ins are Yandy and Flores. Prices increase $2 per year. Daily H2H.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

O’Neil or Bellinger?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Frown

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 month ago

Grey

1) I am still waiting to hear from the owner who owns Hader if he will accept the Alcantara and Bryan Reynolds for him (which you told me was a fair offer).

2) Tomorrow do you start Silseth at home vs. OAK?

Thanks as usual.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Just need to wait for the Mets to put Max “Hello Chief…. It’s Max” Scherzer on the IL who will be out 6-8 weeks with an oblique injury. When do you think they will put him on?

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
1 month ago

Hey Grey, shallow mixed 5×5 roto league, no specific stats needed just looking for best play moving forward…

Which Crawford do we like better, B Crawford or JP Crawford?

Can you rank top 2 or 3 from these bums for me please: K Hayes, C Taylor, Thairo Estrada, Moustakas?

Jon
Jon
1 month ago

Anthony Bender or Spencer Strider in a SV+HLD league?

leon
leon
1 month ago

La stella or Lemaheui moving forward? DJ is $55 and la stella is $1. 16 man dynasty. thanks.

ray
ray
1 month ago

MJ over Elias Diaz ROS? Think Diaz is a safe drop with MJ on board?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, Grey. Love the site.

toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
1 month ago

So are we done with Lourdes now… atleast until 2nd half?

Who should I switch him out with (H2H pts league)

On the Wire: profar, Walker, Gimenez, grichuck, Pham, Carlson, Calhoun, soler

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

I appreciate your thoughts on the following:

The list of my pitchers are below:

Corbin Burnes
Pablo Lobez
Freddy Peralta
Mike Mikolas
Merrill Kelly
Mike Clevinger
Cristian Javier
Tyler Anderson
Dane Dunning
Paul Blackburn
Kyle Bradish
Grayson Rodiguez

Would you drop any of the above to take Nick Pivetta of the Sox.

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!!!

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
1 month ago

I am desperate for some Saves help on my team and need to go dumpster diving for last few RP slots.

On Roster:
Kittredge
Bender
Raley

Waiver Options:
Warren
Robles
Castillo or Steckenrider

Can keep 3.

As always thanks for all your advice.

Llango5021
Llango5021
1 month ago

Grey,

What do you think of fried and saltander or brently for ward and Trevor Rogers?
Or would ward for montas straight up make more sense?

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
1 month ago

Which side do you lean Grey:

Buxton + Segura + Framber or Story + Cease

Cheers

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Love asking the tough questions ! Thanks again for answering these Grey, and putting together these writeups that we all look forward to each day

You da Man !

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

I feel like saying don’t dry me Argentina since I had Barnes and Lopez. My wife says that I need to move on.

I am in a Yahoo points league with 10 teams and need your Solomon judgement:

  1. My starter at 2b Is Jose Altuve. My starter at SS is Corey Seager.

2.My backups are Thairo Estrada and Andres Gimenez. Both can play 2B and SS.

However, I have only one catcher (Will Smith) who has missed 11 games.

Option one: Stay like I am.
Option two: Drop either Estrada or Gimenez and pick up Gary Sanchez.

Looking forward to your thoughts.

Thank you!!

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Picked up Correa off the wire when he went on DL. Currently have Bo at SS.

Looking to trade Correa & Cobb for Woodruff. Fair trade?

If that gets turned down is Correa for Montas straight up a good trade or should I reach higher for SP?

Thanks

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Grey
Been offered his Vlad for my Judge.
Would you make the trade?
Fair?
Thank you

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 month ago

Musgrove or Verlander?

mattdips
mattdips
1 month ago

Hey Grey, mine eyes must deceive me – Pivetta a lede? Pivetta nine innings? Pivetta not 9 ER? What a crazy marble we live on

1) What pitcher do you think might get Ward owner to trade? Gilbert? Valdez? Severino? What would you try?
2) Do you think Holmes could steal the job from Aroldis?
3) Seeing a lot of breakout posts on Gleyber around different sites. Do you have a ROS projection for him? How does he rank against Segura, Adames?

Thanks!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
1 month ago

Hi Grey,
10 tm h2h pts
Please rank top 3
Walsh, Walker, Moustakas, Arraez or Paredes
Need for Utility
Always, big THANKS!

cable
cable
1 month ago

h/h points 12 team redraft….need 2 from this group of FA in my league

Soler
Happ
Votto
Pham
Tellez
Kwan
Grisham
Naylor
Gurriel jr
Pena

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
1 month ago

So yesterday I asked a question about how much hope we should have that Belli starts to do something again and then got distracted and never posted it, and last night he goes get a couple of hits and a steal and makes me go well maybe he’s OK… but I still feel like he’s a waste yet I can’t bring myself to drop him. I need steals and Bader is available, cut him for Bader? my team’s avg is in the pooper… Gimenez is available, cut him for Gimenez? Hold? I feel like a teen girl in an afterschool special about abusive relationships.

DubDub
DubDub
1 month ago

Weak spots in my lineup at LF/RF, where I have Eloy/Lowe on IL, guys I picked up who were waived early Arozarena/K.Marte/J.Rodriguez showing few signs of life, and L.Gurriel looking like filler. You dropping any of these guys for Marsh/Nimmo/Joe/Kepler?

moses mashers
moses mashers
1 month ago

Good stuff but disappointed no mention of Jazz’s weird day yesterday. HR and triple with obvious illness that had him shivering on the bench and sipping hot tea. Subscribed to the YouTube channel!

MapleCanuck
MapleCanuck
1 month ago

Stay the course with O’Niell?!?! And can I drop Cronenworth for literally any other 2nd baseman on the wire–he’s been terrible!

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 month ago

Grey,

Excellent as always.

T O’Neill, I Happ, B Crawford, N Cruz, M Canha or D Swanson?

Thanks!

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Voit or Christian Walker?

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Just gonna piggyback on all the Walker questions – Walker or Ozuna?

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Pops
1 month ago

Also – subscribed! Get that $$$

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

So are we now streaming against Tor? They are right next to KC and AZ in runs per game.

Also want to touch on Vlad. His barrell rate is down but still in the good range. Ground ball rate is up and is now at 50%. He’s also hitting the ball more to center which isn’t where you want to hit a dead ball. I know he has big time power and hits the ball hard, but we are approaching June and he has been kind of sleepwalking for a month.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Maybe I should try it in one league. That is a surefire way to jump start their offense

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 month ago

What’s good Grey? Need to take a flyer on 2B/SS while India continues to be out in and OBP keeper league. Best options are Espinal, Rodgers, Paredes, and Brujan. What say you?

Also when do you see Grayson Rodriguez being called up for the Orioles? Thanks as always.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

5.1IP, 3H, 3BB and 11K’s on Tuesday. Brings his AAA numbers for the season to 2.65ERA, 1.05WHIP, 57:13 K:BB over 37.1 innings. Yowza!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Appreciate it Grey!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

1) Intermediate term – Ryu or Ian Anderson?
2) Desperate to cut Tyler O’Neil but I need an OF. O’Neil or Kyle Lewis?

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LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
1 month ago

Grey, what is going on with Teoscar?

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Only has 59 at-bats and missed a lot of time.

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
Reply to  LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
1 month ago

Oh that’s my fault. Last season I was mocking people who took Teoscar over LuGuJu and the Fantasy Gods humbled me. This year I took Teoscar early and I’m still getting owned.

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 month ago

Good morning Grey!

Do you like Christian Walker over Kyle Lewis with his return imminent Monday at the latest. I am a little concerned Lewis is not playing consecutive games and is being pinch run for in the minors, maybe his legs are still not there even if the bat seems healthy.

10tm, OBP redraft, weekly lineups.

Thanks as always!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Where does Kole Calhoun fall compared to Walker? Kole’s Statcast is lit up in many good ways, even if not as scorching as Walker.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Is it time to move on from Cronenworth. Wavier wire hero’s for SS-Lux,
?A. Rosario, B. Crawford, Donovan or Kim. Would you drop Cronenworth for any of these.

Thank you

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 month ago

I have a pretty good lead in my 10 team 5X5 keeper. Far ahead in power cats. Middling on steals, vulnerable on runs and BA. I’m thinking of trading my $13 ($18 next year) Buxton for Mookie ($43, a non keeper) and Kyle Wright (non keeper). Mookie seems resurgent and Bux, while beautiful, is walking catastrophic injury risk. Looks like he’ll play max about 65% of games even if he stays healthy all season. And I don’t think he’ll steal much again. Thoughts?

phil
phil
1 month ago

 Streamonator likes Darvish today but would you start him?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 month ago

Even though he’s struggled a bit, I’m thinking of dropping Marsh and picking up Arozarena. Do you think Randy’s ROS outlook justifies this move, or am I better off keeping Marsh? Thanks.

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
1 month ago

Picking Up MJ M for Sean Murphy is good yea?

Also, I have some people coming back from the IL fairly soon and am trying to get out ahead of a roster crunch.

I have Luis Urias, Jeremy Pena and Ke’Bryan at 2nd, SS and 3rd, with Jonathan India and Tatis on the IL.

Right now, would you say that Ke’Bryan is the drop when JI comes back? Pena or Urias after that?

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Puljos stole a base last night. I talked about Riley before and he now has 2 sb’s on his mlb resume. Correa on the other hand last stole a base in April 2019 (over three years ago). Pujols has 8 swipes since correa last stole or attempted to steal a base. Pujols has the 4th slowest sprint speed in the league. Only Maldonado, Molina and Grandal are slower.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Who are the three Schmohawks slower than Fat Gramps?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

There’s an All Star competition I would watch for sure, the slow guy foot race.