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I was told Alex Bregman would never do anything ever again. I was told by a Samoan in a grass skirt and it was right after taking peyote. Maybe I imagined that. Gosh, I’m kinda freaking myself out now. Was it a dream? I was dressed as a toilet brush saying to Bregman I would help clean up the mess he made of my team. No, that must’ve happened! So, Alex Bregman (3-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer) decided May 13th was the Opening Day for him. I have issues with MLB schedulers too, so who am I to judge? Finally, it’s time that he takes off with his special brand of 24 homers, .260 average and five steals–Oh my God, he’s so boring! Why did you ever draft him to begin with? Shame on you! After this two-homer night, sell like you have figurines and you’re on QVC! If you can get anything, spray some Breg-B-Gone on your team and get what you can. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jung Hoo Lee – Dealing with a dislocated shoulder. Supposedly, might miss the rest of the season. How badly was his shoulder dislocated? Is his shoulder not listed on Waze? Damn, my fantasy team, Josh Jung Hoo Lee, is cursed.

Luis Matos – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Oh, he’s doing one of those maneuvers, huh? Where he’s better in the majors than the minors? Matos has speed and power, and now might have a job for the foreseeable future (if he hits). Worth a monocle in shallower leagues, and a grab in deeper.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .341. Mookie Best!

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.05. Not even sure he’s a Streamonator call; I think he’s just an “own and start 85% of the time” call.

Edwin Diaz – 1 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.24. This year he’s coming out of the pen to sad trombones. I don’t talk much about closers if they’re going well, and, well, Diaz has not been. He’s barely top 200 on the Player Rater.

Cristopher Sanchez – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.43. More like Snoozechez! Broke him in half and ate his insides! No? Okay.

Bryson Stott – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .277, hitting over-.400 in May, and has raised his average from .210 in roughly two weeks. Stott’s hawt!

Austin Hays – Activated from the IL. O’s sent down Kjerstad in a corresponding move. Trade Hays, Santander and Kimbrel for Jhoan Duran, like, yesterday. Oh, the Twins won’t do that? No, why would the Twins want two actual bats in their lineup.

Adley Rutschman – 2-for-4 and his 7th and 8th homer. He’s proven me wrong! I’m kidding. I was only wrong twice in my life. One had a little something to do with Delino DeShields Jr. and the 2nd had a little something to do with Josh Rutledge. Every other mistake is a rounding error. It’s like when you call the bank and plead for them to remove a bounced check fee, because you just deposited three dollars and sixty-four cents and didn’t know how much nachos were going to cost and you were on a date and, c’mon, cut me some slack, Jack!

Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.82 vs. Corbin Burnes – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.68. I’m gonna sound like a loon, but against a much tougher lineup, Berrios looked better than Burnes. I watched the whole start and you can’t convince me otherwise.

Daulton Varsho – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Varsho leads the Jays in homers by almost double the next guy, and only has one more homer than Cedric Mullins.

TJ Friedl – Hit the IL with a fractured thumb. Reds said his thumb was fine on Sunday, so I bid a lot on him in my leagues, won him, and now his thumb is fractured. I need a whambulance!

Adbert Alzolay – Hit the IL with “let’s be honest, this is 100% shizz that is not working.” Timetable is unclear like when you wake without your contacts.

Shota Imanaga – 5 IP, 0 ER, 10 baserunners (3 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 0.96. This is not a shot at Shota, because dude’s basically Mark Prior, Kerry Wood and Yu Darvish rolled into one, but this start by him — not economical, iffy command — was more what I expected from him this year. As I talk about on the podcast coming later today, I wonder if MLB hitters needed time to see his pitches before correcting for their aggressiveness.

Reynaldo Lopez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.34. Please pray for my mismatched socks and general mental health for when the Regression Fairies come calling for my starters. I mean, I love Reynaldo, but is he a 1.34 ERA pitcher? Hmm…Guessing no!

A.J. Minter – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.57, as he received the 2nd save opp in two games, and converted this one for his 1st save. Raisel, sadly, was last seen on America’s Most Unwanted Closers. He was fleeing the scene of “Losing a no hitter.” He also might’ve worked a lot on Friday and Saturday and needed a break? I honestly don’t know. I did that thing where you say, “Here’s the church, here’s the steeple” and opened my hands and said, “Raisel?” And it just echoed with no response.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer. I bought this book, “How To Identify When A Hitter Is Over-The-Hill.” Here, I wanna show you. It’s over by this open window–NOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Kevin Pillar – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week. Hot schmotato alert!

Jose Soriano – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.72. All Angels pitchers do is rope you in. They are the proverbial banana in the tailpipe.

Joc Pederson – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer. I used to think a homer from him makes him into an instant schmotato, but now I just think he’s a platoon player who might not play today.

Gabriel Moreno – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 1st homer. The only regulars who haven’t been injured or sent down without a homer are: Chas McCormick and Colt Keith. Smart money’s on Chas staying up and being last to homer.

Alexis Diaz – 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 6.75, and the blown save. He has seemingly no idea where the ball is going. He hit Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the ribs at one point, and Gurriel was five miles away at a Tony Roma’s.

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Keep doubting him and all he keeps doing is hitting. Jurickson store’s gonna call about you.

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Mr. April showed up a month last.

Jackson Merrill – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and three hits and  two steals on Sunday. It’s not everything, but it’s more than Wyatt Langford or Evan Carter are doing!

Jalen Beeks – 1 IP, 0 ER, zero hits, 3 walks, zero Ks, ERA at 2.21, and his 4th save, and four saves in May, while Justin Lawrence worked the 7th and 8th. Five ladies and gentlemen, your new Rockies’ closer, Mr. Beeks, as him and Justin have been trading places.

Brady Singer – 5 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.84. I’d never root against a guy, but a little regression for a guy I have nowhere? That’s not against the rules.

Luke Raley – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (2). I cannot tell a lie, I forgot what team he was on. More like Luke Raley-heard-from! Boom! Roasted! No? Okay.

Ty France – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. A French fly!

Rhys Hoskins – Left yesterday’s game with a hamstring injury, but walked off the field, and I’m Dr. Of Watching Replays, so he’ll be fine after a 15-day IL stint.

Jake Bauers – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .244. I would’ve done as well drafting Bauers as Chourio. Excuse me, I’m going to walk into traffic.

Jack Suwinski – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Crazy how little expectations were on Suwinski this year and he still managed to come in under them so far.

Bryan Reynolds – 5-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Almost was the opening lede, but he’s even more boring than Bregman!

Mitch Keller – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.93. How does the saying go? April rage-dropping of Obers and Kellers, brings May bloody murder yellers.

Tanner Bibee – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.34. Still kinda Bleh City, and he owes his reliever, Sandlin, an engraved mug that reads, “You’re The Best!” to get him out with zero earned runs. Bibee’s fastball is generating a .429 BAA, which is quite frankly hilarious.

Michael Lorenzen – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.75. What’s kinda funny: Turn yourself into a pretzel, twisting your logic into how Bibee isn’t that bad, then his opponent, who is available in 98% of leagues continues to out-pitch him, and you’re like, “Meh, I don’t want him.”

Matt Manning – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.37. Streamonator sorta liked this one, hates his next, therefore: So long, farewell. Unless you’re in a weekly league, then good luck!

Spencer Torkelson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, 2nd homer in as many games. Sung like The Fat Boys, “The Tork Man is back! And you know he can never be whack (like back in April).”

Kutter Crawford – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.24. Any pitcher who pitches poorly on Monday is a bad person because I will be cursing them until Saturday or Sunday when they pitch again in weekly leagues. They can redeem themselves, but the stress between now and then pays a steep toll.

Tyler O’Neill – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer. Was beginning to worry he was still seeing cartoon birds cuckoo-clocking around his head from his concussion, but this is a good sign.

Giancarlo Stanton – As many of you might’ve heard, Statcast released a bunch of new stats, and Giancarlo is the King of Statcast again. Because he’s my daddy and I asked him for fast swings. Thank you, daddy. There’s a good primer of the new stats. Key takeaway (no relation to Hisanori Takahashi), is these stats are fun to play with but have very little applicability on their own, i.e., Shohei Ohtani and Javier Baez both swing their bats at the same speed. Wildly different results. It’s like saying Garrett Crochet and Dylan Cease both throw 97 MPH on average. Besides, them both having firsthand accounts at how awful the White Sux are, their similarities don’t have a ton of overlap. To find the real gems, it’s gonna take some combination of like 75+ MPH bat speed, 35% squared-up rate and 15% Blast rate and who is left? Juan Soto.

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YNWA
YNWA
5 days ago

Hey Grey,

Taveras or Raley ROS?

Lightning99
Lightning99
5 days ago

Start or sit Kikuchi vs the Orioles in his upcoming start?

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
5 days ago

Hey Grey. Please rank ROS. Lugo. Bryce Miller. Ranger Suarez. Kikuchi. Thanks

Lucky Dog
5 days ago

Blanco ejected for cheating?! I knew it!!!

Lucky Dog
5 days ago

Pivetta through 5.2: 4 hits, 0 BB, gave up an early run on a HR, with 1 out to go in the 6th at 81 pitches, makes a bad pitch to Arozarena and….gets pulled?!

Naturally the reliever gives up a double then a single tie game no W for Pivetta.

All I could think was “well shit man, Pivetta coulda done that!”

I’d be willing to bet real $ that Pivetta gets the next out.

Are MLB managers ok? Because that’s a really quick hook. Gah!

SteveNZ
5 days ago

Holy Reese Olson. Have already dropped him for another streamer – was I too hasty?

(Marlins pretty bad ofc)

Last edited 5 days ago by SteveNZ
boothcaelan10
boothcaelan10
5 days ago

Hey Grey, would you shop Shota? If so what should I be looking to get for him? Could use a solid bat

lets play 2
lets play 2
5 days ago

Drop A. Diaz for Mason Miller?

Johnny
Johnny
5 days ago

Would you drop Torkelson for vinne pasquantino?

Greatest Game
Greatest Game
5 days ago

Small and shallow roto redraft – 6×6 using AVG and OBP categories.

Adolis or J. Naylor

Greatest Game
Greatest Game
Reply to  Greatest Game
5 days ago

And Adolis or Rooker. Look at the ruby red statcast for Rooker compared to Adolis.

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Greatest Game
Greatest Game
Reply to  Greatest Game
5 days ago

Adolis

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toolshed
5 days ago

Michael Harris has been so meh this year. I expected so much more. He signs at everything though

toolshed
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

Yes. It worked. Thanks. Lol

Can you fix Goldy too? Please

Last edited 5 days ago by toolshed
Braves123
Braves123
5 days ago

Who would you rather stash between Jace Jung and Orelvis Martinez? Both have to be on the verge of getting called up, right?

Braves123
Braves123
Reply to  Braves123
5 days ago

Or are both worthy of stashing?

john smokie
john smokie
5 days ago

keep two. pages, merrill, rosario, doyle. thanks grey

Billy Will Williamson III
Billy Will Williamson III
5 days ago

ROTO 6×6 w/OPS as additional category to standard 5×5 batting categories

Hey Grey,

Need your wisdom and I hope I catch you in time for tonight’s WW.

Who do you like ROS at 2B between Gelof, Colt Keith, Brendan Donovan, Nolan Gorman and Polanco?

Appreciate your insight as always.

Thanks,

BWWIII

Billy Will Williamson III
Billy Will Williamson III
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

I like it. Considering he’s currently batting .197 and averages around .227, I’ll ride the Gorman wave. Thanks!

The talented Mr dope man
The talented Mr dope man
5 days ago

12 team dynasty AL only league

$180 left in fab, how much would you spend on Jonathan Aranda replacing Kyle Isbel

Cohen
Cohen
5 days ago

Please rank top 3
Jake Bauers,Jj Bleday,Davis Schneider,Kelenic

jtwhelan
jtwhelan
5 days ago

Hi Grey
12 team mixed league where we can keep 6. I’m contending but need pitching help since losing Strider (other keepers were Judge, Tatis, Devers, Carroll, and C. Seager). I’m still holding Strider on my IL as a potential keeper for ’25.

Would you trade Strider and Corbin Carroll to a rebuilding team for Skubal and Yelich? I’m assuming he’d get 2 keepers in the deal while i would likely ‘only’ keep Skubal from the deal.

Jameson
Jameson
5 days ago

His J Lowe + Bryce Miller for my Ragans + Pepiot, 20 team deep dynasty, he needs pitching I need it all, but my arms are better than my bats.

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  Jameson
5 days ago

Ragans is a top 10 type pitcher who got shellacked the other night by the hapless Angels. You deserve equitable compensation for that caliber of pitcher. JLowe is not equitable compensation. I’d be looking more in the Adolis neighborhood.

SteveNZ
5 days ago

So, just discovered Gleyber down the back of the wiaver wire couch. Gonna have to drop someone – assuming I pick him up, which combo of players do you like best?

2B Willie C
CF Leody
Util Gleyber
(Means dropping Castellanos)

2B Gleyber
CF Willie C
Util Castellanos
(Means dropping Leody)

Thanks!

Eight years ago today I was flying home – booooo!

SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

Booo indeed. So you like the second combo better? Or should I drop NC?

SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

Nice one – thanks. Might be a nice little pick-up though he’s hurt me before!

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
5 days ago

Hi Grey,

12 team mixed keeper league with OBP/SLG/OPS (plus cats for 2B, 3B, TB, SB and docking points for Ks and GIDP). Only one 1 UTIL slot, no CI/MI, slots for LF, CF, RF, no 4th/5th OF.

I was offered Profar, McLain, Gore for Paredes and declined — Profar only has LF eligibility so would be on my bench behind my LF stud, McLain intrigues but won’t be back til August.

Trade Analyzer gives Paredes $11.60 value ROS (and -$10.50 for Profar) but negatives for rookies so hard to use the tool for keeper league.

Other possibilities for my Paredes from this seller: Caminero, Holliday, Keller, Crochet. (Could try for his Bichette but seems unlikely.)

Any combination of the above fair for Paredes?

Thanks in advance.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

With next year in mind, here’s my current offense:

C – Wong
1B – Harper
2B – Hoerner (2B/SS)
SS – Abrams
3B – Paredes (3B/1B)
LF – Soto (LF/RF)
CF – Adell (RF/CF)
RF – Santander (RF/DH only)
UTIL – Castellanos (RF/DH only)
BN – Westburg (2B/3B), Outman (CF only), Chourio (CF/RF), N. Marte (3B only), Orelvis (SS/2B/3B)

Would Paredes for Caminero/Holliday be fair, or throw in one of my extra 3Bs or CFs?

LenFuego
LenFuego
5 days ago

Soooo … you’re not putting Rougned Odor circa 2017 or so in the “wrong” column?

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

So I just looked him up. He signed with the Yomiuri Giants, and after he hit like .176 in their version of spring training, they wanted to start him off in their minor leagues, and he balked and quit. That’s so Odor! So he came back to the US and signed a minor league contract with the FCL Yankees in April, and, shockingly, was put on the injured list 10 days ago.

If he’s gonna get fixed in Korea, he better get started soon!

Crazy J
Crazy J
Reply to  LenFuego
5 days ago

Jose Peraza *chef’s kiss*

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
5 days ago

Thanks for the great stuff Grey!

16-team weekly h2h points league… redraft

I have a trade offer, his CJ Abrams for my Luzardo and Flaherty… Am I giving too much?

This is my team

C – Melendez
1B- Alonso
2B – Albies
3B- Steer
SS – Maikel Garcia
OF- Tatis Jr
OF – T O’Neill
OF – Pages
DH – Morel

SP – Kirby
SP – Gilbert
SP – Luzardo
SP – G Stone
RP – Woods-Richardson
RP – Yates
P – Flaherty

Bench

SP – Cristopher Sanchez
SP – K Harrison
SP – C Schmidt
SP – Elder
SP- Gasser
SP – Manoah

IL

3B – Royce Lewis
OF- Jasson Dominguez
SP – Bobby Miller
SP- DeGrom

Thanks again.

Joe Shlabotnik
Joe Shlabotnik
5 days ago

I’m even boring myself with this question but- Garver or The Langolier?
Do you think Davis Schneider could be something?
Hearing rumblings of the massively disappointing Blue Jays possibly trading Vladito before the trade deadline.. interesting food for thought. Hopefully to a luscious bling palace, muttered the Vlad owner…

Jake
Jake
5 days ago

Rank doyle, Rosario and pages

florida jack
florida jack
5 days ago

12 team dynasty roto QS—–skipped from earlier

best 3 options

Mize
Bradish
Manaea
Marsh
Javier
Bibee
Aashcraft

thank you

toolshed
5 days ago

3 game hit streak for Goldy! 1 for 4 yesterday with an rbi via a hbp. Sadly that’s one of his better games this year. What’s worse is that I was somewhat happy with that performance.

toolshed
5 days ago

5 saves for Diaz will hurt him in the player rater. Thanks Mets. He actually had a 2.3 era and .77 whip prior to yesterday. Strikeout rate still good but HR are up. He has given up more HR already than he did in the 2022 season. It also exceeds his 2021 total.

Chucky
Chucky
5 days ago

How much rope are you giving Christian Javier before he hangs himself. I’d think most of us are willing to let his first outing back v Detroit be bygones. He’s got Oakland at home , no longer the pushover from earlier this season but still. Depending on this next outing, are you willing to cut for a weekly streaming option? H2H Keepers.

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

He’s got the Angels at home the following week. Just might be that streamer, himself.

herschel
herschel
5 days ago

@Grey: sagnof, who do you like between beeks, minter, fernando cruz, ottavino or reed garrett?

Dancin Homer
5 days ago

Afternoon & Happy National Dance Like a Chicken Day!

I got too many drumsticks (bats) and not enough wings (arms). Who, if anyone, are you cutting to make room for a SP?

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: Will Smith
1B: Harper
2B: Altuve
3B: Maikel Garcia
SS: Oneil Cruz
OF: K. Tucker, Seiya, J. Duran
UTL: Yandy Diaz, Westburg
BN: Vinnie P, Adell, L. Gurriel
 
SP: Pablo Lopez, Steele, Kremer, Logan Allen, Detmers, R. Blanco, Braxton Garrett
RP: Hader, Bednar, Hudson (can start 3 max)
 
IL: Pepiot, Evan Phillips, Langford

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

I hear ya, feel like my typical dance moves are more of a clone of “The Elaine“.. which some could also say resemble a chicken.

Thanks again!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
5 days ago

Hi Grey,

At 1B, I have Nate Lowe and Rhys Hoskins who is now DTD. Even if he goes on IL10, would you look to hold or review the waiver wire.

Thanks!!

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

1.If he stays on DTD, would you keep?
2.If Rhys goes on waivers, who would you take Connor Joe, Mark O’Hearn, O’Hearn, Bauers, josh Bell or Torkelson?
3.Do you think that I could get Yandy Diaz for Gurriel? Is that a good trade for me since I have Prolar and Duran? Should I make the offer?

Thanks!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

1. Should I keep Rhys unless he goes on Il or just waive him for Torkelson?

2. Could I get Diaz for Pena and Gurriel?

thanks as always

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

Thanks!!!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
5 days ago

Matt McLain; Kodai ; and Shane Bax are available on waivers, and after this week, I may have multiple IL slots available. I’m actually more interested in a cheap keeper for NEXT year.

Please rank for likely 2025 value? ( Keeper cost would be $7. $260 for 30 man roster) — are any likely n/a since probably not worth $7? (I think I’m talking to you, Shane, but await your opinion).

Last edited 5 days ago by Norman Ginsberg
TheBravesWearPrado
TheBravesWearPrado
5 days ago

Noelvi Marte is supposed to be back from suspension at end of June. Is he worth a stash at some point if I’m in need of a 3B and will he definitely have a starting spot? Candelario isn’t hitting but when CES and McLain come back the infield becomes very crowded. Thanks!

Nuts cifelli
Nuts cifelli
5 days ago

Taj or Christian Scott in a redraft?

Dark Knight
Dark Knight
5 days ago

What should I team do with Springer? Be patient. Or drop for McCormick or Happ or that range of guy?

Dansby Swanson or Grissom ROS? I know Dansby on IL now.

Trevor Megill or Tanner Scott?

Who is the drop among C Scott,Taj,Lopez,Steele or Keller? Thanks for being on Lugo this year BTW.

Thanks

MarvPesos
Marv
5 days ago

Hey Grey,

10-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

I’m currently in a bit of a pickle as I’ve got 3 bench batters, an empty Catcher spot and 2 pitchers (1 SP, 1 RP) on my IL that are no longer injured. Typically, I’m on the ball and would’ve completed a trade or two to avoid this situation but, here I am. So I need to drop 2 players and possibly a 3rd IF any catchers are worth adding atm. Thinking the first two from below (Cortes & Yates):

N. Cortes – I was going to say on a good team and a good change for wins but he has 0 wins in past 30 days. He’s a drop I think.

K. Yates – with Fairbanks back (or kinda, DTD, but should be back-ish) I’d think he’s my lowest ranked RP, not many save chances recently past 14 days. He’s a drop.

B. Woo – pulled from 1st start back with forearm tightness, maybe watch next start and if
still injured he may be back on the IL and that would solve (1) drop.

What are your thoughts ? & who from my batters would you try to move from my team (typically like to only have 1 bench bats). Obviously not getting anything for Goldy, just hoping that homer the other day was a start to something..anything.

Waiver:
HIT – S. Murphy ©, C. Raleigh ©, S. Langeliers ©, G. Moreno ©, L. Campusano ©, C. Correa, L. Thomas (IL10), W. Castro, G. Stanton, E. Tovar, E. Julien, L. Garcia Jr., A. Rosario, L. Taveras, E. Rosario, C. Joe, M. Conforto

PIT – Taj Bradley, C. Paddack, R. Gasser, L. Gil, J. Taillon, C. Schmidt,

RP – J. McArthur, J. Foley, J. Alvarado, H. Neris, C. Estevez

My team:
C –Empty
1B – J. Burger
2B – M. Betts
3B – N. Arenado
SS – C. Seager
CI – P. Goldschmidt
MI – I. Paredes
LF – C. Yelich
CF – J. Chisholm
RF – R. Greene
Util – Y. Alvarez
BN – A. Garcia
BN – G. Torres
BN – R. Hoskins *DTD

SP – G. Kirby
SP – M. Steele
SP – Z. Eflin
RP – A. Munoz (RP)
RP – R. Helsley (RP)
P – K. Yates (RP)
P – K. Crawford
BN – B. Woo
BN – M. Gore
BN – J. Flaherty
BN – N. Cortes
IL – P. Fairbanks (RP) *DTD
IL – B. Bello
IL – R. Pepiot (IL15)
IL – S. McClanahan (IL60)

Thanks, Marv

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

If I lose both Cortes and Woo, worth also dropping Yates (RP) for anything on the wire ?

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

Do you think Bellinger would be too low a 1B to target or worth trying to get ?

VinWins
VinWins
5 days ago

The 100 Best Fantasy Starts list has been updated to show only regular season games!

Thanks, Rudy!

Nuts cifelli
Nuts cifelli
5 days ago

Would you trade Skenes for Pepiot?

Nuts cifelli
Nuts cifelli
Reply to  Nuts cifelli
5 days ago

Redraft league

florida jack
florida jack
5 days ago

12 team dynasty roto QS

best 3 options

Mize
Bradish
Manaea
Marsh
Javier
Bibee
Aashcraft

thank you

pizza5788
pizza5788
5 days ago

Please rank Andres Gimenez Burger Wilyer also wouldn’t you drop Singer for Daniel Hudson? I need saves

lwomack58
lwomack58
5 days ago

Which hitter to stream today for avg. & runs. and maybe a little more

Ibáñez v Weathers
Dejong vs Williams and Flexon
Candelario vs Slade
Newman vs Ross
E. Duran vs Lively
Raley vs Wacha

Thank you

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
5 days ago

Hey Grey, shallow roto 5×5 league questions, all in a vacuum please…
1) Can you please rank moving forward: Lourdes, Wilyer, Eddie Rosario
2) Top 2 or 3 moving forward pls…Taj, Gavin Stone, Braxton G, Pfaadt
3) Top 2 or 3 moving forward pls…Keller, Braxton G, Bassit, C Schmidt, Kremer

Scott
Scott
5 days ago

grey,

rather have Josh Smith or Dairon Blanco or hold?

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

so drop smith for Blanco?

Scott
Scott
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

thanks did it.

The Wild Card
The Wild Card
5 days ago

how would you rank grissom, colt keith, and ezequiel duran?

boggy
boggy
5 days ago

K. Carpenter over Pages or Adell? Keller worth adding over Severino or C. Scott? Thanks Grey

Troy
Troy
5 days ago

Can only stash 2 in my N/A slots, so a game of fuck, kill marry between: Kjerstad, Walker, Meyer.

Cohen
Cohen
5 days ago

Mize home vs Miami or
J.Gray home vs Cleveland?

southpaw004
southpaw004
5 days ago

Hey Grey – Just curious, what type of leagues are you in? Any keeper leagues?

Tj188
Tj188
5 days ago

I have Cedric. Should I drop for either Gleyber or Soler? Hold?

stevie
stevie
5 days ago

Please list your three favorite streamers for tomorrow
Gasser vs Pit
Mize vs Mia
Pfaadt vs Cin
Canning vs Stl
Bradley @ Bos
Stroman @ Min

benmamer
benmamer
5 days ago

Hey Grey,

Need to drop 1 pitcher,
Yahoo points league!
T. Bradley
Cortes
Bibee
Ober

Thanks boss.

John Donnell
John Donnell
5 days ago

Hey Grey,

Thanks again for all your work, many years in subscribing and never regret it!

Not happy with Ha-Seong Kim in my 2B slot… Hold on or switch out? Some waiver options are Wenceel, Andy Ibanez, Dylan Moore, Luis Garcia, Josh Rojas, Gleyber, India.

What do you think for a best 2B option rest of season?

J

Jim
Jim
5 days ago

Is Bibee droppable? Many pit hers on FA list doing better, been holding him hoping for better…

pinkman
5 days ago

Starting Butto at home vs PHI this afternoon?

patdaddy1985
patdaddy1985
5 days ago

I’m a Cubs fan. Think Steele comes around and could be traded for or should I avoid?

joeurso1
joeurso1
5 days ago

I know Bichette is a sell.
Adell or Bichette?
Bible or Bichette?
Close or no?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

Pray last night’s 3 for 4 was the start of something.

joeurso1
joeurso1
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

Bibee. Damn autocorrect.

jmccullough
jmccullough
5 days ago

Assad has been so solid, but it seems regression fairies have to show up soon… and he gets ATL in his next TWO starts… is he an RCL hold or droppable for other needs?

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
5 days ago

Great write up as always, thanks! I saw quite a few Stanton takes on X yesterday so now I know why… Since Riley isnt hitting the DL, I need to grab a 3 b and drop an SP. Not crazy about dropping any of these guys but who would you suggest getting rid of:

Kutter Crawford
Crochet
Keller
Steele
(also have Gilbert, Jones & Luzardo)

Thanks!

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

Thanks, Grey! not sure if you had a chance but the new Copywrite dropped on bandcamp last week. I havnt had a chance to listen yet but has production from Evidence, Mighty Mi, and guest spots from Slug, Breeze Brewin, and Ras Kass

jvanslyke
jvanslyke
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

that whole back and forth has definitely taken over. i check the hiphopheads reddit page often and the first 5-10 threads are all kendrick right now.

Lightning99
Lightning99
5 days ago

Can you rank the top 3 you’d roster out of these gentlemen:

Vaursho
Chourio
Evan Carter
Mullins
Eloy
Happ

Thanks again for the advice as always!

Last edited 5 days ago by Lightning99
Lightning99
Lightning99
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

Would you drop Kerry Carpenter for Mullins? No complaints how Kerry has played but he is a platoon bat.

Alan
Alan
5 days ago

Braxton or H Greene ROS 20 team standard roto

Thanks

Eric
Eric
5 days ago

We’re not starting Ben Lively @TEX tonight, are we? Thanks!

John Starks
John Starks
5 days ago

Start bassitt vs. O’s?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
5 days ago

MacArthur Or Estevez?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  rhodyballer
5 days ago

Estevez will be out of that job by the end of the month. He looks awful.

FMFU
FMFU
Reply to  OaktownSteve
5 days ago

Estevez has an xERA of 2.37 and an xFIP of 3.28, he’s been everything but awful lmao. He has an LOB% of 50%, you really think that’s going to last?

Be careful looking at surface stats, he’s gotten unlucky

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  FMFU
5 days ago

i don’t look at surface stats. i have the same numbers you have. i looked at statcast, i looked at brooks, i looked at fangtaphs. but i also watched him. he doesn’t have a plan of attack. he cannot locate that fastball at all. he’s a classic control without command. doesn’t walk guys because he had to go middle middle. gets into a ton of deep counts. 12th percentile barrels given up, 18th GB rate, 46th hard hit. awful last year. i’ve watched at least 6 appearances and it is an ugly mess. be careful relying on imperfect stats like fip.

FMFU
FMFU
Reply to  OaktownSteve
5 days ago

Barrel’s are flukey and he’s never been a ground ball pitcher, Edwin Diazs barrel rate is 8.6%, you really think that will stick? It’s called small sample size.

You don’t look at xFIP, ok fine let’s look at his SIERA, a cool 2.73. Pretty sure that’s a good number to have

Just an FYI, here’s some guys in the top 10 on the xFIP leaderboard:
Jack Flaherty, Tyler Glasnow, Chris Sale, Ranger Suarez, Tarik Skubal, Pablo Lopez, Jared Jones, and Zack Wheeler. Elite pitchers

Estevez doesn’t even qualify for barrel % this year on Savant because his IP is so low, you’re looking at 11.2 IP from him this year lmao, that’s it. You can’t just jump to that strong of a conclusion from that.

He had 25 saves last year, that’s not nothing, that’s actually something !

And you’re also failing tor recognize the Angels have no one lese behind him, and he’s making 6.75 million this year

It’s pretty clear his stuff is good, and his plan will start to work once his batted ball luck evens out

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  FMFU
5 days ago

those are fair points (except for citing save count maybe) and i’m glad you shot back. let’s look at a slightly larger sample. his xFIP last year when he was “good” in the first half was 4.22 and it was 4.98 in the second half. For his career it’s 4.37. average exit velo against was 15th percentile last year. guys square him up. it’s not at all clear his stuff is good. he’s a one pitch pitcher with poor command. his career walk rate is 3.57. this year it’s 0.00. pretty clear what’s going on. he’s trying to be in the zone and he’s giving up rockets. in my opinion you can’t consistently get mlb hitters out with his make up. both strickland and garcia have late inning experience so it’s not lime they have zero options. but i could be wrong. i cut him in a league i paid to play in so my money is where my mouth is but lord knows I’ve been wrong before.

FMFU
FMFU
Reply to  OaktownSteve
5 days ago

ERA doesn’t really matter as much with closers, as long as you’re getting the bulk of your innings from starts their impact is negligible

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

no way

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
5 days ago

it’ll be strickland ot possibly garcia by june.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
5 days ago

mcarthur has also been iffy. the home run has bit him. i’m not unconcerned (screw you cbs fantasy wire) but mac had a run of scoreless outings leading up to the recent mehness. seriously since the AS break last year Estevez has not been good. he throws 70% fastballs 25% sliders and a change that’s not a real pitch. the league is hitting .212 on the fastball but slugging .455 and slugging .900 on the slider. average exit velo is about worst in the league at 94.2. he gets no groundballs. none of that sustainable.

FMFU
FMFU
Reply to  OaktownSteve
5 days ago

I think this guy doesn’t like Estevez, but I’m not quite sure yet

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  FMFU
5 days ago

i will give him one thing. he competes like hell. super agro and confident. bull dogs. short memory. i just really don’t think he’s very good. how much have you watched him? numbers aside, do you see a quality guy there?

FMFU
FMFU
Reply to  OaktownSteve
5 days ago

I see a guy who will give you 20+ saves with a 4 ERA, in Roto that’s useful

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  OaktownSteve
5 days ago

As much as Washington messes with the lineup every day, I’m surprised he hasn’t come for the bullpen yet. He’s gonna get that itch though. I doubt he can contain it for long.

John Starks
John Starks
5 days ago

Start detmers tonight or is he toast?

Hutch
Hutch
5 days ago

Do you think Matt Olson gets hot? His statcast page is redder than a baboons ass!

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Hutch
5 days ago

I’ll be the judge of that!

Saint
Saint
5 days ago

Saves Only

Please rank the following:

Hoffman, Neris, Kopech, Beeks

Thank you

Mike
Mike
5 days ago

Last in ERA. would you deal Bryan Reynolds to get Iminaga or Yamamoto?

FMFU
FMFU
Reply to  Mike
5 days ago

Would be highway robbery getting either of those two for boring Bryan

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  FMFU
5 days ago

A guy in my league just got Glasnow straight up for Reynolds. Terrible trade but it happens.

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
5 days ago

Hey Grey! Awesome write up!

What are your thoughts on Mullens rest of season? I wasn’t planning on drafting him but he fell so far I thought it was a value. He firmly entrenched on my bench but I am thinking the roster spot might be more valuable. Is he a drop in a 12 teamer where I can stream the spot?

thanks!