(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY THIS WEEK ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $10/MONTH.)

It’s time for a Pirates mailbag:

Q: Hey, Mikey Yinz here, I was over in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Not Fred. I mean Roger Rogers, guy I went to Andy Carnegie High School with. I don’t know his real name, we call him Roger Rogers because he’s got a stutter. We were watching the Pirates and eating a two-hander from Primanti’s, and Roger Rogers says to me, after some coaxing with a smack on his back, “What’s going on with Oneil Cruz?” And it got me thinking, let me ask Grey.
A: He’s being called up soon, or not at all, like Bobby Witt Jr. from last year. He’s past service time thresholds. Of course, there’s a new CBA that might have new cutoff days. Baseball’s service time is purposely incomprehensible. It’s like the tax code. They don’t want us to know.
Q: Is he a generational talent like Pops Stargell or a no-good, sell-out like Sid Bream?
A: Closer to a generational talent, but depends on how long the Pirates keep him in the minors on what generation. We have a tool — the Prospectonator — that projects every rookie, and Oneil Cruz is number one by a large margin. He’s a 25/15/.260 hitter (prorated), if he ever gets to the majors.
Q: Like the difference between homemade ketchup and Pittsburgh’s own H.J. Heinz?
A: Yes.
Q: 57 varieties and thicc, baby! Ain’t that right, Roger Rogers? Yo, he just gave you a double nod! Would you say, “Oneil’s finally a prospect to buy without warning ‘But Pirates?'”
A: Sure.
Q: Say it:  “But Pirates.”
A: No.
Q: Damn.
Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Christian BethancourtSeth Brown and Bethancourt formed a new team in Oakland, the Ath. They’re ethellent. Their manager, Seth Smith, is just happy to be back with the game he loveth. Reporter, “Sorry, are you saying you loathe baseball or love?” Seth takes a moment and adds, “No more quethins for today.”

Gabriel Moreno – As long as Danny Jansen is out with a fractured finger, Moreno is worth a flyer. Likely Kirk is the number one catcher on most days, and Moreno is about as valuable as, say, Caratini. The catcher, not the drink.

Alex Kirilloff – In my offseason sleeper post for Kirilloff, I wrote, “Kiriloff is a 60-grade power and hit tool guy in a Hot Girl Summer. That essentially means he could sorta be (player’s name).” You’ll never guess what player I comped him to. You could have unlimited guesses, and you never will. Such a hilarious comp I kinda don’t want to tell you. Okay, I will mention him later in this post, and we will laugh then. Any hoo! Kirilloff is still very much on my mixed league radar, and is capable of lots of power, and won’t kill you in average.

Seth Brown – “I thaid no more quethins!”

Ji-Man Choi – I see he’s been hot, but I honestly can’t even see myself picking him up, so, well, yeah.

Nathaniel Lowe – One side note (like the rest of this shizz isn’t side notes), who changes their name from Nate to Nathaniel? What is this, the 1760s? Nate, ahem, Nathaniel has been on a heater for the last few weeks, and has been better than Matt Olson on the year. *applies Joker makeup*

Bobby Dalbec – As always, I went to the 7-day Player Rater and found some of the top hitters, and was surprised to find Dalbec. He feels like a total bust already, and he’s only been not-so-good for about six weeks.

Luis Garcia – “Hey, are you Luis Garcia?” “Yes, how did you know?” “Because you said you play baseball.”

Orlando Arcia – It’s just sad to even suggest Arcia because he means Ozzie’s not here.

Jon Berti – He’s running like he’s on the Royal Court of SAGNOF, still presided over by Rajai Davis, though he’s been trying to find himself in the ruins of Pompeii for a few years now. He thought “ruins” was actually “runs,” and no one had the heart to tell him otherwise.

Matt Carpenter – His first two weeks on the Yankees, well, we haven’t seen anything like this since…Oh, we have to call him Maas Carpenter.

Ezequiel Duran – I saw a Rangers’ beat writer call him Zeke, and I really like that. There should be more Zekes, in general. Gonna start calling every third person I meet, Zeke. The Rangers’ beat writer said, “Zeke Duran’s MLB debut was June 4. Since his debut, he’s had 10 balls hit 100+. Only eight players have more 100+ batted balls since Duran’s debut.” Zoinks, Zeke, zoinks!

Didi Gregorius – With a lack of shortstops to give you to pick up, I was left going to “guy who could be decent because he’s playing and in the middle of a solid lineup, but really hasn’t been that great.”

Oscar Gonzalez – His BABIP is absurd. He also has no speed, and just a smidge of power. I’m just couching expectations. I don’t mind him for a hot bat.

Jarren Duran – Here’s what I said the other day, “Jarren was an immediate pickup for me in multiple leagues. He has 12+ homer power, 40+ steal speed and could hit .280. Will he stay up and play? Haven’t the foggiest.” And that’s me quoting me!

Adam Duvall – That he was so good last year, then absolutely absent in the last two months was weird, but Duvall seems back to hitting bombs in clusters. Speaking of Duvall (I am), tried watching Lonesome Dove recently. Think it lost something in the last thirty-five years. Days of Thunder though? Still a chef’s kiss up a thigh that follows a sugar packet.

Lane Thomas – His walks are down, his Ks are up. He’s hitting .250 from the leadoff or two-hole with potential for 20 homers and 7 steals this year. Sounds like your slightly older brother’s Eddie Rosario with just slightly less power. (And that’s your answer to the Kirilloff blurb. I comped him to Rosario.)

Michael A. Taylor – Welcome, MAT, to my teams, which is also what I call the Denny’s placemat I have under my Macbook to try to summon more slam and legs.

Kevin Kiermaier – I love, love, lurve Rays’ pitchers. I’m rocking like eight of their middle relievers across different leagues, from Adam to Poche. Their hitters leave me so yawnstipated, though. With that said, Kiermaier’s been hot, but might be injured, so check that first.

Christopher Morel – Recently, went over Morel on our Youtube channel — click that and click subscribe, please.

Taijuan Walker – This is a Streamonator call. Like the call it makes to its local supermarket.

Chris Flexen – This is also a Streamonator call. “You’re open 24/7/365, right? So, if I rust myself by crying at your friendship greeting cards, you won’t lock me in your store?”

Kendall GravemanLiam Hendriks could be back in a few weeks, months or years. Not joking. Forearm issues are not good. Like he’s got one foot in the…well, Graveman, that’s your guy.

Tanner Houck – As mentioned on the podcast this week, Tanner could also be a top closer, prolly rank him around the 7th to 10th closer off the board, if we were redrafting and the Red Sox fully committed to him. The Incredible Houck? More like The Possibly Incredible Houck.

Tanner Scott – If MLB is doing climate change activism with all these Tanners…*seeing intern shake her head*…hearing that’s not what’s going on. Mattingly wants to have one guy as closer, he’s chosen Scott, so that’s the closer until further notice. I still like Bass. Anthony, not the fish. I mean, yes, the Fish, as in the Marlins, but–You know what I mean.

Seranthony Dominguez – If you don’t say his first name with a British accent, while eating human brains, what are you even doing? You’re not committed to the bit! That’s for sure. I also am holding Hand, like I’m Ringo Starr playing fantasy. Hopefully not with Tommy Pham. Don’t you dare slap Ringo!

John Schreiber – I know what you’re thinking, “Was that my 8th grade science teacher’s real name? I just called him Mr. Schreiber. What’s Grey doing here?” Did your Mr. Schreiber gain velocity this year and have an insane ERA and WHIP? Yes, and no? Okay, then he’s not the same guy.

SELL

Alex Bregman – This is a Sell layup. An Iceman finger roll. An alley oop. Not an alley oops, which would’ve been Karen in Goodfellas if she listened to Jimmy about some real nice Dior dresses he had for her. Alex Bregman has sucked for a while now. I’m still fielding questions on him, and he’s at 99.6% rostered at ESPN, so someone’s still on board. Maybe they fell asleep while Don’t Stop Believin’ was playing and it ear-wormed into their subconscious, who’s to say? (I am, that’s likely what happened.) In his last ~200 games, he has 24 HRs. Hey, if he plays to 109 years old, he could reach 500 homers. He does nothing well — not average, not speed, not power. Okay, he takes a walk, but you all can’t be in OBP leagues. I wouldn’t trade him for the world’s smallest violin that you need a microscope to play, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
13 days ago

Good evening Grey!

You buying the $54 vending machine steak rebound with reports he’s homered in the last 2 rehab games and come within a triple of a cycle?

Franmil, Kirilloff, Oscar Gonzalez- add which one?

Thank you!

J C
J C
13 days ago

Looking for quality starts. Would you rather have Strider home vs Giants (undecided) and Dodgers (Gonsolin) or Kirby on the road vs A’s (Blackburn) and home vs Orioles (Wells).?

kyle
kyle
Reply to  J C
13 days ago

Strider is about to cement himself as a top 30 starter no matter what the matchups are and the Braves keep letting him go deeper and deeper into games, he seems fully stretched out now

J C
J C
13 days ago

In 2nd place, 12 teamer h2h league. Call me crazy but just picked up Javier Baez. My team is near the bottom in home runs. So a dart throw. MI Duran and Garcia out there but gonna see if he can build on the HR and 2 steals. Worth the gamble or would you play one of the others?
Catcher needed: Alfaro, MJ, Vazquez, Diaz, k Ruiz,Sanchez available. Who do you prefer?

herschel
herschel
13 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto. pick two of these guys for lineups for next week?

zeke duran – 2 vs phi, 3 vs was
donovan – 4 @ mil, 3 vs chc
rosario – 3 @ min, 3 vs bos
arcia – 4 vs sf, 3 vs lad
burger – 3 vs tor, 4 vs bal

thanks!

VinWins
VinWins
13 days ago

Jays hit a 1-,2-,3-, and 4-run HR to beat the Yankees 10-9 (after trailing 8-3)

Crazy J
Crazy J
13 days ago

Considering trading India for the world’s smallest violin that you need a microscope to play…

VinWins
VinWins
13 days ago

The other O’Neil is being called up though

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
13 days ago

Oneil, I mean.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
13 days ago

O’Neil just left game (limped into 2nd on a probable triple) — hamstring.

Last edited 13 days ago by Norman Ginsberg
Gotime
Gotime
13 days ago

H2H keeper pts you trading $5 India for $30 Alvarez? Prices go up $2 per year
Other 2B/OF are Edman, Morel, Profar, Acuna, Ward, Walsh, Carlson, Hays, Yepez

Primetime
Primetime
13 days ago

Someone dropped Bednar.

Drop K Marte, India or Ward

Sanchez
Freeman
Profar
Arenado
Story
Toscar
Hays
O’Neil
U – kirloff

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Primetime
13 days ago

10 team keeper OBP.

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
13 days ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Need to drop one – C.Morel, I.Happ, O’Neill, Mountcastle

Big Thanks!

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
13 days ago

Grey,

Start or sit C. Javier tonight @ home vs. CWS

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

ok thanks and Happy Fathers Day to you.

lwomack58
lwomack58
14 days ago

Sorry one other question

Would you trade Olson for Fried or Cease?

Thank you and have a great day

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

I have Cron, Alonso and Olson.

I probably need an outfielder more with the possibility of Yordan going down. The team looking for a 1st basemen also has K.Tucker which I doubt he’ll trade for Olson.

I could add India & Olson and go for Tucker and Fried or Cease. Currently have Semien at 2nd.

This is a 10 team league h2h on Yahoo.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

How about Merrifield & Cease for India and Olson?

A little fairer?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
14 days ago

Grey,

Start B. Reynolds or B. Drury?

lwomack58
lwomack58
14 days ago

Need to drop one-Houck or D. Robertson.

danaaa
danaaa
14 days ago

5×5 h2h cats w/OBP and daily moves, and I’ve got Cobb coming off IL today. I’ve got too many bench bats after I picked up Morel, Zeke Duran, and Rocky 3 Garcia over the past couple weeks, but I want to keep all of them. I’m also down by a razor-thin margin in OBP on my opponent today, but up 5-4 overall.

Should I even start Cobb @PIT, or do you think he’ll blow up off the IL stint like he did last time? And if I should start him, drop which of these for him?

Connor Joe
Brandon Nimmo
Josh Naylor
Christian Walker
Ramon Laureano

If it were tomorrow and I didn’t need to maximize OBP today (and hadn’t lost Harper already), it would be Joe for sure. But the only thing the guy does is get on base, and that’s what I need today. Nimmo is slumping and facing Alcantara so I think I’m leaving him on the bench.

Thanks for all the insight, your recap posts are a must-read for me every morning.

Last edited 14 days ago by danaaa
Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
14 days ago

Christian Walker is my CI. He has been cold the last week or more. Drop him for any of Amed Rosario,Josh Naylor,E. Duran,Brendan Donovan or Lane Thomas? Thanks!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
Reply to  Cunning Linguist
14 days ago

Please add Harrison Bader to the above list. Thank you.

Saint
Saint
14 days ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Daily Redraft

Please rank the following multi positional bench bats:

Andres, Espinal, Donovan

Thank you

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Saint
14 days ago

Also please rank the following, saves only:

Graveman, Scott, Dominguez

Thanks again

smokie
smokie
14 days ago

drop bader, lane thomas or gimenez for pham?

Kyeh
Kyeh
14 days ago

In one catch league, would you rather have Melendez or C.Bethancourt for ROS?

Joe
Joe
14 days ago

Mancini or Voit? -1 pt/k league.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
14 days ago

Kinda curious about the Buy Sell Hold video. You say to hold Adolis Garcia. I’ve had him on my dynasty team for two years. Who in their right mind would consider dropping or trading him???? The dude is a fantasy beast, contributes at almost everything except average/on-base percentage. He literally has propped up my team and taken it on his shoulders with his production at different times this season.

Are you getting a bunch of commenters asking your opinion about dumping Garcia???? Morons!

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
14 days ago

12 teamer 5×5 (my only saves only league). have rogers (SD), kimbrel, both barlows and t.scott. guessing scott is the drop if i want more SP’s but could be one of the barlows.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
14 days ago

I have streamed Taijan Walker 2x this year, but now I think he’s a definite. He’s been consistant for last 5 (or so) starts, going deep into game, and 19 strikeouts in past two games. Do you trust him as much?

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
14 days ago

nice, but you must have just a ton of pitchers daily to choose to stream from if walker’s out there. hard for me to fathom, like when m.moore pointed out in canada all sorts of people don’t lock their doors but most never had any negative ramifications from doing that. so it seems possible but i’ve never seen it.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
14 days ago

Hi Grey,

I have a couple of deals that I wanted to run by you. A, B, and C are all in play, but not sure if B and C are worth trading a $3 Walker. Which ones would you do given an empty 3B?

10 TM, NL, H2H, 5×5 (OBP), $280 Keep 5

A)  My Gray(4) for his Manaea 

B)  My Walker(3) and Quintana for his Muncy(25) and Strider. I may only get another 8-10 starts from Strider though.

C)  My Walker(3) and Quintana for His Muncy(25) and Robertson.  I will play 5 more matchups with 2-3 closers, so Robertson offers the extra 1-2 S opps per week.

D) Do trade A and see if I can trade for another 3B. I can always revisit B or C if I can’t do a deal.

3B sucks this year, and the best I roster from FA is Yepez, Davis, or Perdomo. Since it’s H2H, I streamed Davis for the LHP matchup with Yepez sitting. 

As of now I plan to keep Acuña, Alcantara, Edman, O’Neill, and India, so I can risk trading Walker.

CA   Ruiz (3)
1B   Walker (3)
2B   India (14)
3B  J.D. Davis
SS   Cronenworth 
INF  Cooper
OF   Acuña (62)
OF   Soto 
OF   T O’Neill (16)
OF   Edman (20)
UT   A. Thomas
B    Harris II

SP  Alcantara (20), Webb, Lauer (5), Gray(4), Mahle, Greene(10), Quintana
RP  Ta. Rogers, Rainey, Hand
IL   DeSclafani and Cobb

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

I appreciate your quick response. I understand about Muncy, and can try to look elsewhere for a 3B. What 3B do you think would be fair to ask for in return?

You wrote that you don’t really understand the point of Trade A and C. If I don’t do B or C (w/ Muncy), what is it about Trade A that you aren’t sure about?

I’m in a win now position, and Manaea should have a better chance at Ws along with better ratios the rest of the year.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Gotcha. Thank you!

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  pugs slugs
14 days ago

With my only options at 3B being Davis, Perdomo, or Yepez would you hold and try to keep Walker(3) and India (14) for the remainder of the year, or trade one of them for any of the guys below?

Which of Walker/India would you try offering in a deal first?

A) Morel (can’t be kept)

B) Luis Urias (6)

C) J. Rojas (12) as part of a deal, since I don’t think I’d do anything straight up. I might be able to work a SP in the deal.

I really appreciate your thoughts.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

Perfect! I’ll try in that order *fingers crossed

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
14 days ago

Honest question Greymeister. Do you think the “sign stealing scandal” and the elimination of the ways to do it has shown what the real Alex Bregman really is? I mean, how else would you explain his fall from greatness to pathetic?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

yeah, that’s all I can come up with too.

herschel
herschel
14 days ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. need to drop one of santander, duvall or franmil. with franmil coming off the il, hoping he goes on some kind of power binge, but not sure if thats just wishful thinking. whos the drop?

Russowl
Russowl
14 days ago

Soto or Walsh today? Soto faces Nola batting 214 with 3 homers in 28 ab. Walsh‘s first game of the doubleheader is against flexen who is batting 300 in 10 ab against .

Last edited 14 days ago by russowl
hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
14 days ago

I feel like I’m in the minority holding Franmil, but he had a partial game in RF yesterday. Sounds like he may be back next week.
Am I the outlier in holding him? I often struggle cutting that one guy. Last year I gave Bellinger way too much leash.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
14 days ago

Grey,

Who should I start at 2B today? Altuve or Semien?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
14 days ago

Also, who should I start at C Realmuto or J. Trevino?

T-Force
T-Force
14 days ago

Would you drop Lane Thomas or Nimmo for Luis Urias?

P K
P K
15 days ago

Just the other day I randomly asked my girlfriend: “Who was Lisper’s Nightmare?” We struggled to remember without looking it up. Now Seth Smith shows up again in yesterday’s post. Weird!

lwomack58
lwomack58
15 days ago

One last question on this beautiful Sat.

With another bullpen that looks like it might be going to matchup based pen-would you shop Holmes? If so, what type of bat or SP to go after?

thank you and enjoy your day

RICE
RICE
15 days ago

Hey Grey!

I need to lose one to activate Tim Anderson for next week. Who is the drop here?

L. Thomas
S. Espinal
N. Lowe

lwomack58
lwomack58
15 days ago

Would you p/u DeSclafani and park him on your DL.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
15 days ago

Riley Greene is available in two leagues. To claim him in each league:
a. Drop Jeff McNeil; Espinal; or Ezekial Duran. Or hold?
b. Drop Lourdes for Riley?

Last edited 15 days ago by Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
15 days ago

I have no remaining IL slots (Tatis, Wander, and Brandon Lowe); and Joe Musgrove now has Covid. I could IL him (by dropping Lowe) — should I?
a. If I did, I would add a bench bat (I have none), but I’m not enamored with the choices (Riley Greene; Miranda; or Rowdy – meh for the past 30 days). So a non-critical need that might only be for a day or two.
b. OTOH, Razzball’s scar indicated that Lowe might be irrelevant when he returns (back injuries linger and sap power). And with TB, his PT will be questionable even if he is decent.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
15 days ago

Was offered Devers/Teoscar for Vlad.S. Marte.

Vlad’s LA is still 4.7 and GB rate 51% with a 16% FB rate. It’s been 64 games and Vlad still can’t seem to get the ball in the air. When it looks like the Jays offense starts to come alive they take a step back and none of them have really broken out yet. I can also see JD, Xander and other Sox come down towards the mean which could impact Devers counting stats too. As it stands now though, it looks like Devers is going to continue to outperform Vlad ROS.

With Teoscar his Statcast is same as last season now, including xBA. Problem is the GB rate is also 51%. Maybe it’s a hitting coach problem. Can’t all be the new ball.

Marte got the bulk of his SB last season in July/August. But, I’m not sure he runs as much in this lineup, but he’s getting plenty of R/RBI opportunities.

What do you think?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
15 days ago

Cobb returns tomorrow (@Pit. To roster him, I would be cutting Eflin (who also starts tomorrow @ Was). Since this is Cobb’s 1st start, would you drop Eflin’s seemingly easy start or wait until the next day.

BTW, SON isn’t as optimistic about Eflin @ Was (-$7).

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  Grey
13 days ago

you called elfin a solid number 3 like 2 weeks ago lol.

Johnson
Johnson
15 days ago

Morton was dropped just before his start yesterday. How much FAAB in a 10 team that’s very SP heavy? Have all $100 because no one really drops anyone good.

Johnson
Johnson
Reply to  Grey
14 days ago

10 team

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
15 days ago

Morning Grey!

With the (good) news of Greene getting the call & Heaney likely starting Sunday, I now need to make the tough decision on who to cut to make room for both.

Roster below, which 2 get the boot?

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Ketel Marte
3B: Chapman
SS: Bichette
IF: C. Walker
OF: Acuna, Judge, Julio Rodriguez
UTL: Pham
BN: J. Rojas, Straw
SP: Gausman, Musgrove, Ohtani, Pablo Lopez, Joe. Ryan, Kirby, M. Gore, Sonny Gray, A. Wood, Singer
RP: T. Rogers (SD), J. Barlow, Graveman

IL:, Heaney, Hendriks

NA: R. Greene

Thanks always!!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

Thank you!

Looks like Singer gets OAK tomorrow too… ?????

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

The “?????” Was initially a facepalm emoji (didn’t realize it changed to question marks). Haha

And yep, I can drop Shaw, keep Greene in my NA, and start both Singer & Heaney tomorrow.

Then drop Singer Monday to activate Green

Thanks again!!

craig
craig
15 days ago

Hey Grey,

quick one, Alec Thomas or Riley Greene?

thanks,

craig

J C
J C
15 days ago

Montas looking broken to you? I see no command at all. Hate to sell low but need a bat. Would you trade for Cast?

schmidthappens
schmidthappens
15 days ago

Thanks for this. Lost Stephenson. In redraft, 5×5 OBP roto would you pick up Bethancourt or Moreno?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  schmidthappens
15 days ago

Is Kirk owned? Just wondering. I added him over Ruiz and haven’t looked back. Granted only 33 ABs in but so far so good. He gets to DH some to stay in the lineup when not catching.

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
15 days ago

Grey, again w hits, cruise…

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

Writing is dope

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
15 days ago

What do you expect of Matt Chapman at this point?

2. Hays or Chapman ROS?

Bish
Bish
15 days ago

Grey,

Better OF in a pts league ros?

Mullins or Bryan Reynolds

prognation
prognation
15 days ago

So, was the Queen saying that Joe Musgrove was a horse’s a$$ in the 2nd half? Ha! Now he may have COVID.

Who to drop for Alex Kirilloff (someone beat me to Riley Greene)

McMahon, Margot, or Naylor.

Thanks and have a Greyt Weekend.

Mike
Mike
15 days ago

Tyler O’Neil or Hoskins?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

I know. I may have to cut one of them soon. If only Tyler were last years model this would be an easy decision.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
15 days ago

it was funny the other day reading about vladito vs his father after 405 games having just started and finished succession’s first 3 seasons (supposedly filming season 4 shortly), where the kids pretty much spend their entire life trying to prove to their father they have worth.

who’s got 2 thumbs and has now streamed d.kremer for back to back good starts in deep leagues (16+ esp if roto with large innings maxes, 20’s etc, the kind of spots where till his last one faedo might easily have been your ace over the last 2-3 weeks), this guy, me. obviously over that same period tons of ugly fails likely too if delving for guys like this, the spots where if you only used good SON start numbers you’d be very far behind in innings (that or somehow never had injuries to pitchers)

J C
J C
15 days ago

My team appears to be hitting against the old balls. It is like April with one home run all week! Platoons and injuries not helping either. Such is baseball. My pitching has been great but my trade inquiries for a bat have not produced yet. Went from first place to fifth but it is a tightly bunched top of the leader board. Trying to be patient as it is a h2h 12 teamer. For context, we count saves and holds as separate cats. Ten hitting cats – singles, doubles etc so guys that can get on base are valued. My team and WW below.

C- open. Lost Tyler
CI- Freeman, Eugenio, Tellez
MI- Lindor, Gleyber, Wander
OF- play 5 Acuna, Robert, Happ, Julio, Walsh
Util- Pham
IL- Polanco
SP – McClanhan, Montas, Kershaw, Cease, L Garcia, Taillon, Berrios
RP- Hader, E Diaz, Houck, Seranthony, D Hudson

1. Catchers: Vazquez, MJ, K Ruiz,Sanchez, Omar. Who to add and who do I drop?
2. Hitters: Baez,Reyes, Gimenez, Duvall, E Duran, J Duran, IKF. Any swaps?

Thank you

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

Thanks- Bethancourt popped up. Been solid but not sure he gets the at bats that MJ will get longer term. Thoughts?

Steve
Steve
15 days ago

Pirates still playing with Oneil Cruz’s service time. He’s gonna start checking both wrists on next HR…

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
15 days ago

Harris II or Riley Greene?

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
15 days ago

16 team keeper league, keep 5.
I’m good in offence, bottom in ERA/WHIP looking for help.

looking to trade for Kershaw, he wants either Jeremy Pena or Taylor Ward. which of them should I trade and which should I hang onto?

MY TEAM
CA- Melendez. 1B- Goldschmidt. 2B- Marte. 3B- DJ LeMahieu. SS- LGarcia. IF- Pena.
OF- Soto. OF- Mountcastle. OF- Ward. OF- Soler. UT- Pham.
BN- Berti, MHarris, JDuran, EDuran, OGonzales, Farmer.
IL- Anderson. IL- Naquin. IL- KLewis
SP- Fried. SP- Taillon.
RP- Kimbrel. RP- Holmes. P- Seawald. P- ADiaz. P- TScott.
BN- IAnderson, RSuarez, ADeSclafani.
IL- Buehler

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
15 days ago

I need to chase innings this week and have limited options. Options are Weaver vs MN -6.4, Steele vs ATL -10.7, Minor vs MIL +10.3. Surprised the bot likes Minor so much. Which two would you start?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
15 days ago

Seranthony or Hand? Hand got the save today in the first game of the doubleheader, but he faced the bottom of the Nats order after Seranthony came in the 8th to face tough righties.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
15 days ago

i’d much rather the risk of maybe not saves but good innings, vs hand’s quite frequently seen (for years) blow ups

Gordeon
Gordeon
15 days ago

Grey, How would you rank them ROS if they were all brought up by this weekend:
Greene, Vinnie, Kiriloff, Duran, Morel, Garcia?

Do you think Soroka get starts 2nd half or more of a middle relief guy this season?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
15 days ago

man all these promotions…

which 2 would you own in OBP out of
kiriloff, oneal cruz, tellez, Harris, and Vaughn?

ty

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Shitwolf
15 days ago

Nat Lowe out there also

stevie
stevie
15 days ago

What level of bat do we think we could get for musgrove? Need someone with power. Walsh? Arenado? any suggestions?

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
15 days ago

Grey, thanks for the link, I’ve been reading.

You like Verdugo over Pollock and Nimmo?

granvillehouston
granvillehouston
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

I took Verdugo for the weekend over Nimmo

Chhhh
Chhhh
15 days ago

As an 8th grade science teacher I can say, yeah, I get it.

John
John
15 days ago

Drop bader for Pham, Lowe or Renfroe

Gotime
Gotime
15 days ago

OF eligible for now are Acuna, Carlson, Walsh, Edman, Morel, Ward, Grisham, Profar, Yepez, Hays (play 5 OF)
H2H daily dynasty pts
Any reason to trade $3 McLanahan for $30 Alvarez or hold
(Own Burnes Cortes Freddy P Ohtani Lynn Ray Mikolus some others etc)

Last edited 15 days ago by Gotime
Doug
Doug
15 days ago

Hey Grey are you taking Kiriloff over Tellez? What about Nate Lowe? Thanks

stevie
stevie
15 days ago

I want Riley Greene, but I’d have to give up either Renfroe, Hayes, O’Neill, Morel or Luis Garcia. Any thoughts? 12-team redraft league.

c762062790
c762062790
15 days ago

Please rank ROS: Teoscar, Walsh, O’Neill

Gotime
Gotime
15 days ago

Happy Buyday!

Tonight: Walsh @ Sea (Ray) Grisham @ Coors Carlson @ Bos (Wacha) start 1

Also, are any Faedo ($1) Plesac ($1) Kilian ($1) worth holding in a Dyntasy pts league as bottom half SPs? H2H daily. Prices would increase $2. Scores IP, Hits, BB, K, HRs

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
15 days ago

RCL format, would you trade Doval for Garcia (WAS)? I need saves but don’t have any droppable arms and still have Robertson, Houck and Graveman.

Last edited 15 days ago by bossmanjunior333
scoboticus
scoboticus
15 days ago

Keegan Thompson, with a grand total of 1 K in his previous 2 games, gets 9 vs Atlanta. WTF

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
15 days ago

I’m not sure I really need Riley Greene.
a. Greene or Margot?
b. Greene or Renfro?

Cohen
Cohen
15 days ago

Need to drop one,got speed and power low on avg?
Lane Thomas
Kiriloff
Jaren Duran
Vaughn
C.Walker
Teoscar

Got the runs
Got the runs
15 days ago

Got a trifecta for you, Grey: Cruz, torres, or Pena (when he’s healthy) 5×5 OBP, SLG? Thanks for all your great help. Have a good weekend!

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
15 days ago

Riley over Lourdes, Laureano or Harris?

lwomack58
lwomack58
15 days ago

Hand with the Save-Seranthony  with the hold-pitches to 4, 5 & 6 hitters.

Looks like another match up based bullpen.

Michael B
Michael B
15 days ago

I have grown weary of maximum Muncy, he’s been more of a bare minimum Muncy at best lately, with the occasional single or walk, with lots of Ks, some decent guys available including a few you mentioned.
1. Any of these guys better than Muncy or should I hold for now?

Oneil Cruz, Adam Duvall, Alex Kiriloff, Danny Mendick, Andrew Vaughn, Orlando Arcia, Luke Voit, Jarren Duran, Ezequiel Duran, Nomar Mazara, Luis Urias, Franmil Reyes, Trent Grisham, Alek Thomas, Jesus Aguilar, Andrew McCutchen, Brendan Donavan, Yonathan Daza, Dylan Moore, Leury Garcia.

2. I feel like I might have too many relievers (in a league where holds don’t count) so I could drop one of them if you think its necessary for a hitter listed above.

My current relievers: Emmanuel Clase, David Bednar, Camilo Doval, Ryan Helsley, Tanner Houck.

3. I have an open IL spot and Freddy Peralta was dropped should I add him? Late July return projected

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
15 days ago

Sorry I forgot to mention Riley Greene is also available if that changes things can you update your response.
And for 2. Who would you add?

Ban the Shift
Ban the Shift
15 days ago

Compare Cruz and Julio Rodriguez. Do you think Cruz puts up the same counting stats, including SB and average from this point to end of the season – assuming he gets called up this weekend? Julio went through a rough first month acclimating and I assume Cruz will too.

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Ban the Shift
15 days ago

Not really comparable to be honest with you, Julio is one of the very rare successful rookies on the level he has succeeded. He leads stolen bases and his power is there contact skills are there too, plate discipline etc. Cruz has speed, but less, his exit velo is higher maybe in part due to his size, he’ll probably be a lower average lower sb, higher homerun guy (EVENTUALLY) however right now its not close, his lineup is much worse, and he’s unproven

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim