Chris Archer (6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.73) allowed four homers to the first five hitters he faced in the 2nd inning.  The only way things could look worse for Chris Archer and, specifically the Pirates, is if Austin Meadows hit all four homers wearing different colored sombreros.  “Hola!  I am Austin Prairieritto!”  “Hola!  I am Tijuana Meadows!”  “Hola!  I am Roberto Hernandez!”  “Hola!  Imagine my exclamation marks are in the front of my sentences but upside down!”  Okay, I’m Daffy like a duck talking about a Spanish Meadows when it was the Braves who mollywhopped Archer.  A Spanish Robert Loggia, “Archer is a pitcher that don’t throw straight.”  As I said yesterday, it’s not whether the record of four straight hitters with a home run is going to fall this year, it’s only how soon and with how many homers total.  8 straight hitters with a homer?  9?  12?  Yesterday, Brian McCann (2-for-4, 4 RBIs) hit his 4th and 5th homer, going Yardo Montalban hitting them where da plane da plane goes.  Josh Donaldson (1-for-4) hit his 9th homer, managing to control his Hulk-smash anger until the appropriate time — at the DMV.  Nick Markakis (1-for-2, 2 runs) hit his 6th homer for his 2nd Sparkakis in two days, and Ozzie Albies (1-for-3, hitting .270) hit his 10th homer, 3rd in two games.  ProContractsAreWhatWeKnow dot com said Albies earned $17.87 between homers.  Albies looks like he’s come out of his May funk, but he still has no place to move up in the lineup.  Well, maybe he can replace Austin Riley, whose average has dropped eighty points in a week.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Sean Newcomb – Appizzarently, the Braves read Razzball and took my suggestions, moving Gausman to the Ineffective List and Newcomb into the rotation for one start.  Watch him throw a gem and then Keuchel replaces Foltysandwitz.

Mitch Keller – Will be called up to start on Wednesday.  He gave up 6 ER in his major league debut in 4 IP last time out, and is firmly in the wait-and-see camp.  At our wait-and-see camp, we take binoculars into the trees and watch our lives pass us by.  Registration is only $1200 a month!

Khris Davis – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, hitting .241.  Am I the only one who thinks Davis hits homer as a way to get closer to .247?

Matt Olson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  Okay, let’s remove David Dahl’s hamate bone!

Darwinzon Hernandez – 3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 5.06, as he was called up for a spot start.  He’s the Red Sox #1 pitching prospect, but has been absolutely crushed in Double-A recently, but apparently it’s not survival of the fittest for Darwinzon. He’s the kind of pitching prospect right now who I’m more excited to watch vs. own.  Reminds me a bit of a young Randy Johnson in that hitters are swinging and missing because they’re rightfully scared that Darwinzon has no clue where his 95 MPH fastball is going.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, hitting .267.  Serious question, how much did the Red Sox drink after their World Series victory for a six-month hangover?

Hunter Pence – 1-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, 3 walks, and an inside-the-park home run (14) on a ball that was so badly misplayed Mookie Betts picked up the ball off the warning track after Pence jogged across home plate.  Looked like some miscommunication, like when you go to the vet and they tell you, “Your dog’s eyes are clearly saying ‘feed me’ not ‘f*ck me.'”

Elieser Hernandez – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.87, as he was called up for a spot start.  Usually it’s Elieser doolittle, but recently in the minors, under the coaching of Henry Higgins, Elieser’s looked much better.  He’s all that?  Not quite.

Jordan Yamamoto – Will be called up to make his major league debut as Jose Urena goes to the IL.  Yamamoto claim to fame to this point is the name I screamed yesterday in the middle of the sentence, “Why are they bringing up Yamamoto and not Gallen?” Seems clearly to be a 40-man roster thing at this point on Gallen, as in I got 40 guys together who own Gallen and we all drank forties.  Yamamoto had a 3.58 ERA in Double-A and his fastball sits in the high 80s, so I’m not touching him outside of NL-Only leagues, and there you touch anyone.

Dakota Hudson – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Every pitcher’s peripherals I look at that say they’re supposed to be bad are good and vice versa.  It’s like we’re in a Black Mirror episode.  Call it Striking FIPers.

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .267.  OZUNA carry load for a missing Carpenter.  OZUNA couldn’t find tool belt so he carry around arcade belt to make change.

Yadier Molina – 2-for-5, 1 run, as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Sorry, I disrupted the Harassment in the Workplace metting because I whistled at Nancy. That’s a compliment in many cultures.”

Patrick Corbin – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.11.  I had Wheeler, Quintana, Paddack and Corbin going yesterday.  *moves stage left* I will now be doing a live reading of The Bell Jar in my oven. I mean, what in the holy name of ishkabibble is going on with pitching?  There’s five starters worth starting and everyone else makes me want to be the millennial Garbage Pail Kid, Zoë Loft.

Trea Turner – 0-for-3, 1 run and his 9th steal.  He really did steal his 9th bag yesterday, unlike how I jumped the gun on him the day before.  Maybe The Secret does work and I willed it into existence.  Let’s see…I want a million bucks!  *looks out the window and sees Ray Allen riding an elk* Am I in a Far Side cartoon now?

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14ht homer, hitting .320.  The 1st home run came off of Manny Banuelos, whose family crest is a urinal cake.

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer.  My boy, Eloy!

Welington Castillo – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Where’s the boeuf?  At the plate!

Dee Gordon – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I agree to no longer call the 3rd floor locker room, ‘Sandusky’s Office.'”

Mallex Smith – 2-for-4, 2 runs and hsi 17th steal, as he stayed in the leadoff spot even after Gordon’s return.  *going onto eBay and bidding on a “Natch”*

Trevor May – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 1st save, ERA at 3.13.  The Twins over here just shrugging through closers.  Start calling Rocco Baldelli, Shrug Knight.  Kidding aside, there was a point during this preseason when May looked like he might be the closer, and I grabbed him in a few leagues last night. It’s not like Parker or Rogers were running away with the job.

Max Muncy – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homers.  He hit his 1st home run to Disneyland and told Goofy to fish it out of the fountain.  So messed up!

Kenta Maeda – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.89.  Maeda out here saying, “I’m gonna make it so no white people ever compare me to Ryu.”

Corey Seager – Left yesterday’s game with what looked like a hamstring injury that was sending him to the IL.  The baseball universe is just not big enough for two Seagers. Luckily, Bob doesn’t play baseball.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-4 and a slam (7) and legs (1).  Damn, Ohtani — Damntani? — got hot fast.  He’s got more homers than Dahl in like 1/10th of the at-bats.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer.  FTJ!  Fun the jewels!

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .209.  Now he’s just trolling Urias’s owners.

Peter Lambert – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.50.  See, it’s not impossible to pitch in Coors.  I’m farting in your general direction, Marquez!

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer.  Podcaster Ralph and I talk at length about rap on this week’s podcast, but we also briefly mention baseball and Yordan Alvarez.

Yuli Gurriel – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (3).  Also, in this game, Tyler White (1-for-3, 2 RBIs, hitting .223) hit his 2nd homer.  This is one of those times when I think it’s accurate to say Yordan is elevating everyone’s game, because Yuli and White are both like, “Oh, crap, Yordan’s gonna steal our job if we don’t do something.”

Robinson Chirinos – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer.  Uh-oh, Chirinos!

Travis Shaw – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  That’s not Travis Shaw.  That’s Grey’s preseason pick for NL MVP, Travis Shaw!  Obviously I’m either cyclops’ing him or grabbing him.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5, 2 runs, and his 25th homer, hitting .346.  Sometimes I have dreams I own Yelich and Bellinger on the same team and no pitchers.

Freddy Peralta – 4 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.81.  There’s a horse ghost somewhere neighing, “You can’t even make him glue.”

Trevor Bauer – 7 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 11 baserunners (5 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.71.  His problem over the last month has been command.  If you think five walks in less than eight innings is him conquering that issue, I have a seat at a bridge game in Boca Raton to sell you.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer.  That’s his third homer in nine games, and has hit in nine of ten games and is batting .265 in the last week, and I should’ve stopped before that last tidbit.  Overshared!

Ketel Marte – 3-for-5 and his 17th homer, hitting .280.  Here’s Ketel over some cold hard facts:  On the Player Rater, he’s a top 25 player.  Not hitter, player.  (Eduardo Escobar is near a top ten player — HA!)

Jon Duplantier – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.32.  After the game, Duplantier said, “I say, I say, that wasn’t the best of starts. No siree. Jon Duplantier is just not happy with that.”  Duplantier sounds like Foghorn Leghorn in my head.

Jerad Eickhoff – Moved to the bullpen where this Jer-khoff can pull his pud for rest of eternity.

Scott Kingery – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in two games and 18th time I’ve said you should own him in the last two weeks and 450th time I’ve mentioned him this week and oh em gee, what’s the hold up about?!  Not you, I’m in a gas station being held up.  In my wallet, I only have a Walgreen’s gift card, but you can have it.

Eric Sogard – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .280.  This is a dopey thing to say but I’m dopey.  Sogard has been better than Vlad Jr.

Trent Thornton – 5 IP, 3 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.78.  Streamonator liked this start, which showed middling results, and is positive on his next one, which is in Houston, so I think the Streamonator has a crush on Trent.  Maybe it’s his steely demeanor.

John Means – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.60.  I continue to ignore Means, um, mean’s while, I keep throwing every garbage pitcher under the sun.  I’ve looked up Means’s player page so many times, I enter “J” into Google and it says, “You don’t like John Means’s peripherals, forget him!”

Anthony Santander – 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .389 since his call-up by the O’s.  Santander is a 30 Grade speed and 30 Grade power guy, but he’s got a 30 Grade hit tool too, so he’s very consistent.  Could be a hot schmotato though.

Mychal Givens – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 6th save, ERA at 4.82.  Overheard in the Orioles’ front office, “Who are we giving the ball to in the 9th?”  “Yeah, I guess Mychal’s our only option.”

Jake Junis – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.35 vs. Spencer Turnbull – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.78.  The Turnbull/Junis matchup was billed simply as “Tukis:  Where the bull comes from.”  Streamonator dislikes Junis and Turnbull nearly equal their next times out.

Nicholas Castellanos – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .262.  I can’t believe a guy who actively hits the ball down is beating Dahl in homers.

Zack Wheeler – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.97.  Wheeler keeps on rolling!  Example:  I lie on the pavement, and one of those giant wheelie trucks that presses down pavement rolls me over.

Jeff McNeil – 4-for-10, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .338.  Man, he’s got no power, huh?  What’s that, almost as many homers as David Dahl?  Leave me alone, brain!

Jason Vargas – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  He’s averaged more than 7 IP in his last three starts with a 1.64 ERA, two of those games came against in Dodger Stadium and in the Bronx. Dating back to April 19th, Vargas has a 2.20 ERA in eight starts.  Naturally!

James Paxton – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.04.  Paxton owners?  Are you listening?  I don’t own him, but I understand your pain. My suggestion is don’t go back and look at Jason Vargas’s blurb ever again. It just hurts too much.

Gary Sanchez – 4-for-10, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer.  He’s on pace for 50 homers and could pass his career high (33) before the All-Star Break.  Speaking of which, the Home Run Derby seems like a redundant showcase.  How about some outside the box ideas?  Miggy vs. Pujols in a 50-yard dash…Aaron Judge and Franmil Reyes race to put on Altuve’s uniform…Jung Ho Kang executing a hit & run.

Gio Urshela – 3-for-8, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer.  “Hello, March Grey, I am not a hologram, I am your future self, June Grey.  Instead of drafting Trea Turner, draft Gio Urshela.”  June Grey, “Can you please be quiet, I’m bingeing the first seven seasons of Game of Thrones in anticipation of the final season!”

Luke Voit – 2-for-8, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  What a glorious day to see Voit and Pete Alonso (1-for-7, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer) on the same field.  It’s like one of the great pairings.  Like Captain & Tennille; Oprah & Gayle; Haniger & a jockstrap filled with ice.

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toneDEAF!
toneDEAF!
3 years ago

I am struggling this season. I’m in a 12-team H2H points Dynasty league. We keep 7 players each year.

C- nope
1- Goldy (1st rnd)
2- Fletcher
3- Arenado (1st rnd)
SS- Tim Anderson
IF- Rizzo (1st rnd)
OF- Harper (1st rnd)
OF- Acuna ( 12th rnd)
OF- conforto
U- Senzel
U- Kingery
NA- Kyle Tucker

P- Bauer (10th), Giolito, Lucchesi, Matz, Skaggs, t. Richards, Nelson, Elieser Hernandez
RP- Iglesias, Pressly, Ottavino
IL- Caleb Smith

I don’t know if I’m just unlucky or what. Anyhow- Had a guy who really wants my Acuna (12th rnd) offer me his Machado (1st rnd), Nola (6th rnd), and Meadows (15th rnd).
I feel like this is a crazy trade and I’d be making out, but Acuna has #1 fantasy player potential for years right? I’ve always been one to get the best player in a deal, and I believe I already have him in this scenario. I don’t know, just frustrated with my season (5-5) and don’t know if this would help me..

Any input by anyone would be much appreciated!
Thanks all!

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Was offered Paxton for my Jram in my 16-team keeper. Fair? Should I ask for a lesser piece as well, like Lourdes Jr? Or maybe a prospect like Cease or Mize? Paxton’s injury history worries me some, and I also have Sale, Verlander, Flaherty, Wheeler, and Happ as my starting pitchers. Thoughts?

Rosterbating
Rosterbating
3 years ago

Need help on a trade….

Keeper league. Yandy Diaz kept at 25 for Dee Gordon who can not be kept. Could use a backup for Goldy who has been underwhelming thus far. Which side do you like?

Thanks!

Bum
Bum
3 years ago

So what happens the day I drop Holland? He gets his first save in weeks. Cool.

Justin
Justin
3 years ago

I have Justin Upton coming back from the DL, which outfielder do I drop Frazier, Pederson, Riley, Gordon? Also do you think Trevor May starts closing for the Twins?

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Goldy and Pham for Stanton?
Rosario and Pham for Stanton?

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Okay thanks. That’s why I check with you before I send them!

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Good Bob
3 years ago

Springer Hoskins for Goldy Pham Bieber or Goldy Rosario Fried?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Love it – Kingery knew I picked him up and he decides to just strike out in both ABs

Let’s sink my team some more!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I just need this slump to end… it’s getting ridiculous at this point

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It’s not even that they are cold per se, it’s just that they are performing well below expectations (i.e. Benintendi). I feel so helpless – seriously, is there anyone I can drop, or just hope they aren’t have a career worst season?

C- Contereras
1B- Bellinger
2B- Mondesi
3B- Kingery/Senzel (still debating)
SS- Lindor
OF- Dahl, Betts, Benintendi
UTIL- Story
B- Senzel, Alvarez

Gotta just pray right? I mean Alvarez in 2 games has more HRs than almost every player on my team in the past 2 weeks

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I can try that – people are scared to trade with me cause they don’t want to be the team that helps me win 4 in a row

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

How would you rank these 3B in an attempt to trade: Rendon, Jo-Ram, Machado, Vlad Jr.

FYI – Eduardo Escobar is 4th best 3B right now… :( :( :(

Travis Shaw f’d my team up good

The Harrow
The Harrow
3 years ago

the ex NFL return man (jacoby jones) or cooper in OPS/hits added league. pretty sure you recently said cooper but that might’ve been before that big jones game a few ago. plus he gets steals too.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
3 years ago

jones has been very consistent with just good not great games nearly every day too, i’m actually surprised he’s available here (16 teamer)

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

Who to pick up
Dropping Chavis
Kendrick
Shaw
Moran
Thanks

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
3 years ago

Hi Grey! Would you please look into your crystal ball and tell me if Kingery is going to get 5 more starts at 2nd base this year so he qualifies there in my league? I could really use some help at that position, but it looks like he will play primarily OF and 3rd.

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
Reply to  fletch f. fletch
3 years ago

Put it on the calendar. Looks like I better start making other plans. Thanks home slice.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  fletch f. fletch
3 years ago

unless octavian gets hurt i don’t see this happening, he’s used too much in CF and/or 3B.

The Harrow
The Harrow
3 years ago

the rumbelow got even lower, look deeper for those daquiri mixes.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
3 years ago

Grey,

What are thought on Jordan Yamamoto? Is he worth picking up?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

how is he shutting the Cards out

AUFan
AUFan
3 years ago

Trade question.. 14 team points dynasty league. I am in better shape with pitching than hitting (dietrich is my 2b and la stella is my 3b). I got offered Moustakas for Canning and Toussaint. Which side do you like here?

Thanks!

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
3 years ago

good thing i only own and needed the innings bad enough to play mikolas in one league. i almost turned framber into a streamer in a 12 teamer (shallow rosters too) to nab mikolas today. but didn’t seeing framber’s next matchup, but really i was just lucky my this week opp in that league has few starters. but since i started week so badly i still almost did it (nazi and corbin also owned there)

Bonds Family Pharm
Bonds Family Pharm
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

With Carrasco struggling when healthy and the timetable being very unclear, is he still a hold? My 2 DL spots are filled with Gallo and Glasnow. Already had to drop Taillon to start streaming to make innings each week (H2H). I trot out Beiber, Giolito, and Lucchesi regularly and have streamed otherwise. Would you pick up Luzardo to stash instead of holding Carrasco? Thanks… love the podcast!

Trickrey
Trickrey
3 years ago

Nooooo paddack optioned to minors. Sounds like it may be relatively short trip but who knows. Are you holding for now in 12 tm redraft leagues? Or move on for now

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
3 years ago

14 teamer with saves and holds sold separately. lost giles. have wittgren, parker, rogers, britton, probably need saves till kimbrel is up (have him too) best of: elias, biagini, kennedy.

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

What are McNeils ROS chances if Cano comes back and stays healthy? Super utility type or part time player?

You called it on the Chavis core melt down-like Dyatlov I thought it was just a little roof fire.

Now waiting on Urias call up my choices are trade for McNeil, or WW flyers like Schoop, Dozier, or Shaw at 2B.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  krazyivan
3 years ago

mcneil was already starting at any time cano was playing. you must not have owned mcneil during those times (or forgot). he plays a lot of positions (2B/3B/LF)

Curious George
Curious George
3 years ago

Two questions:
1) keep three for next year: acuna (6th round), soto (21st round), vlad (22nd round), tatis (24th round), and Yordan (24th round)

2) despite Bauer’s control problems that you mentioned, if the owner has declared it a lost season and is selling low, would you pursue? Or is looking more like 2018 was an aberration? His peripherals are not encouraging….

Thanks for everything!

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Forgot I also have buehler in the 22nd. Does that change your choice for #1?

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/QS 3 keepers
Goldschmidt, Pham, Sale for JD Martinez and Nelson Cruz. Or maybe Benintendi instead of Cruz?

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Good Bob
3 years ago

Would still have Verlander, Strasburg and Clevinger as well as others

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Dammit. What if it were Goldy Strasburg and Pham for JD and Cruz? Still same?

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Good Bob
3 years ago

I’ve got a logjam of good batters and want to try to shop Goldy for a power bat. What about Goldy, Pham, Strasburg for JD and Ozuna? Would Sale instead of Strasburg be giving too much? Thanks as always man.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

C Dickerson or Odor – 14T obp & strikeouts

Thanks

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Mookie Betts has a babip of .170 in 50 abs in June. He has sunk my team since I swung a trade for him. He gets walks and isn’t hurt. That’s all you can say that good with Mookie Betts.

JC
JC
3 years ago

Plse rank ROS
Kingery, Senzel, LaStella
Thank you

Racehorse
Racehorse
3 years ago

ROS, Senzel or Urshela?

hanklongball
hanklongball
3 years ago

Grey,

Would you take Nelson Cruz for Eloy/Odorizzi? Cruz goes to UTIL but Yordan is on the bench. SP would still be Marquez, Wheeler, Clevinger, Pivetta, Miley.

Thanks as always!

hanklongball
hanklongball
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

This is why I seek your council!

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
3 years ago

Injuries are destroying me, and I’m sinking fast in the standings. Got a trade offer on the table and I’m considering it. His Berrios for my Bieber and Dietrich. Going to pick up Howie Kendrick off of FA, post-trade. Thoughts?

12 Teams, H2H 6×6 (OPS, QS)

My team, for reference:
C- none
1B- Dan Vogelbach
2B- Cesar Hernandez
SS- Adalberto Mondesi
3B- Vladimir Guerrero, Jr
OF- Ronald Acuña
OF- Eddie Rosario
OF- Hunter Pence
UT- CJ Cron
B- Derek Dietrich

INJ- Aaron Judge
INJ- George Springer
INJ- Hunter Dozier

SP- Trevor Bauer
SP- Luis Castillo
SP- Lucas Giolito
SP- Chris Paddack
SP- Shane Bieber
SP- Max Fried
SP- Hunter Canning
SP- Matt Strahm
SP- Yu Darvish
RP- None (no one for SV on FA; missed in draft except for LeClerc, who is a nightmare)

INJ- Tyler Glasnow

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Are you expecting significant regression from Bieber? I’m not certain after looking at his advanced stats. I read a pretty damning outlook from Pitcherlist that scared the hell out of me.

Blitz
Blitz
3 years ago

Trade my Riley for his Neris?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
3 years ago

See the Arenado HBP? Any news?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  The Great Knoche
3 years ago

DTD bone contusion but being tested just in case to rule out anything structural

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
3 years ago

Would you be looking to trade Corbin or hold on for a while longer? Not sure what SP would be better in return.

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Well 3.50 is the new 2.50.

I could be happy with that and 200 K’s

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Corbin or Giolito?

Fizucked
Fizucked
3 years ago

I know this question will make you want to jump out of a tall building…I know it makes me want to. Yandy Diaz or Michael Chavis?

Fizucked
Fizucked
3 years ago

I can’t anymore with these injuries. All of my il spots are full with Judge, Carrasco, Glasnow, Caleb Smith and David Robinson in my 14 team league…now Seager, Giles, Rodgers (Q) and Moncada (Q)…it’s going to be a long June.

avogt555
avogt555
3 years ago

Have Colome, L Jackson, W davis, and Greene as my closers

Have Blackmon, Dahl, Ozuna, Rosario and Hoskins as my OF.

Would you drop one of my closers for Alvarez? Just think he’s too big of a prospect to pass up although my OF is pretty solid.

Thx!

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Time to sell my shares in Odorizzi or is this season for real?

Daze
Daze
3 years ago

So Giles goes to the IL
Who do you like best for saves
Castro
Kennedy
Minter
Elias
Biagini
Gant
Thanks Grey

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Daze
3 years ago

Biagini, Kennedy for me right now, but lots of bleh in that list

Daze
Daze
Reply to  NUX
3 years ago

Bottom of the barrel
Thanks guys

crimedog
crimedog
3 years ago

I just realized Dahl has over a .900 OPS. Seems like he’s struggled this year but a .900 OPS is great. Get ready for a HR bender at some point.

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  crimedog
3 years ago

I don’t see the HRs coming in anytime soon. He was swinging for the fences in April and it led to a 33% K rate. Since coming back from injury he has shorted his swing, stayed behind the ball and become a pure LD hitter. He has 24 hits 6Ks and 5BBs the last two weeks. I think he is going to win the batting crown this year, but we are talking maybe 15 HRs at best.

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  krazyivan
3 years ago

Great analysis, I hadn’t had time to dig in, just know he’s typically a 30 homer guy. Makes sense though, sounds like he’s adjusting the type of hitter he is. Maybe he eventually combines the two approaches and is something like a bellinger in 2020.

stevie
stevie
3 years ago

My relief pitching is spotty at best. Tired of waiting around for Alvarado, whatever he’s doing now. Would you drop him for Biagini? Not a great option but Giles is heading to the IL apparently.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

If Giles is out long enough, I feel like it could have the unintended effect of netting him more saves over the season bc it could make him less likely to be traded…

tshank13
tshank13
3 years ago

Was offered a trade and I think I need to show my whole team for proper evaluation.

His Bieber & Goldy for my J.D. Mart

Context: I’m hanging onto 1st, he’s in second. But this guy just made a mega trade this weekend and his team is now jacked and he was already nipping on my heels. His other Pitchers are: Sale, Verlander, and Stras.

12 team keeper (3, no penalty), 7×7 (OBP & slug%/ Saves & Holds)

My Team:

C -Alfaro
1st – Voit
2nd – Schoop
SS – Segura
3rd – Arenado
OF – J.D. Mart
OF – Benintendi
OF – Ozuna
OF – Puig
U – N. Cruz
U – Hosmer
Bench – Mcneill, Odor, Hiura, Tucker
IL – Moreland, Inciarte

Ryu
Nola
Castillo
Gibson
Skaggs
Thornton(streamer)
Junis(streamer)
Lynn(streamer)

Felipe Vazquez
Blake Parker
Cishek
Buttrey
IL- Carrasco, Loaisiga

My instinct is no deal. However I could use the pitching, and always afraid of J.D.’s durability.

I’d ask to swap Bieber with Sale first, Verlander second. If it’s not either of those two, no deal, right?

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Fine with Sale or Verlander, but not with Bieber, right?

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok cool. Thanks for clarifying, man!

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: you a Love Island guy (reality show from BBC)? believe new season starting up in a couple of weeks….

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: last season was amazing (if trashy reality is your thing). its a commitment though as its on every night of the week. you can get last season on hulu….

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: have to check but I think it’s mon – fri and then a weekly recap on Saturday (which is skippable). Want to say 50 something eps?

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
3 years ago

Just swapped Jorge Polanco for Bieber. Trade analyzer liked Polanco but I needed SP. Fair swap?

Molina bros bbq
Molina bros bbq
3 years ago

Mcneil appeared to say “yankee stadium b****es!” When he got back to the dugout after hitting the homerun. Pretty funny!

Yo grey, what do i do with folty? Cant trade him nobody wants him but dropping outright seems like the wrong move. Chance we see him placed on the IL (ineffective list) as he tries to figure it out? That slider isnt close to what it was last year. Im worried its not going to come together.

He and leclerc are killing me. Would you add ian kennedy over leclerc at this point? Pains me to entertain that swap too.

Thanks grey

HamPorter
HamPorter
3 years ago

With Clevinger coming back, who would you drop in a ten team AL only dynasty, Porcello, Erod, Framber, or Plesac? Thanks for the help.

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
3 years ago

Hi Grey,

A. Luchessi @SF or Marquez vs SD?

B. With Clevinger supposedly back next Monday, who’s the drop among the following: E-Rod, P. Lopez, Luchessi?

C. Would it be actually be wiser to try and trade away a pitcher than drop one of those guys? The rest of my staff is: Marquez, L. Castillo, Giolito, Bieber, Clevinger, Paddack. I also have Glasnow on IL

Jon
Jon
3 years ago

10 Team roto QS league. Keeper

Paxton and Alvarado for Eugenio Suarez and German Marquez

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Jon
3 years ago

Suarez

Trade
Trade
3 years ago

Which two should be dropped of: Hanser, Reddick, Aguilar, Cooper, C. Stewart, Piscotty, C. Walker? The others will be held for now.

Trade
Trade
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey- who would be next to go, Aguilar?

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

In what order for a standard roto league?

K. Marte
N. Cruz
Muncy

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Yord of the Rings is going to make my wallet explode this faab. Are you basically spending all you can spare on him?

Also, feel like we need a glossary term for when your pitcher starts a game horribly (making you curse the gods for starting him) but actually puts together a good overall outing despite the scary start. E.g., Plesac today (so far).

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Haha!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

1000%. Though still looking good! Low pitch count, nice K and tight whip. (Now I really jinxed him [insert Robert Durst burp])

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

(Can you tell I want to 2 start him next week?)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

My bad, everyone

Chucky
Chucky
3 years ago

Has Matt Chapman, reportedly the heir to the throne, the poor man’s Nolan Arenado, an All Star fixture at 3b for the A’s for the next generation, morphed into Maikel Franco?

benboyd89
benboyd89
3 years ago

Who do I keep? Jorge Alfaro or Yadier Molina? 5×5 daily H2H

Boogie
Boogie
3 years ago

Grey,

Trade my Muncy for his Altuve? OBP league. Thanks.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

As mentioned, I will be off-line for 3 weeks (starting tomorrow) and am making all possible moves/lineups today. Since Luke Jackson looks shaky (and Minton close behind), drop Jackson for Ian Kennedy? Thanks.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

An/or Robles. Which (Jackson, Kennedy, Robles) is the best option for next 30 days +?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sorry for the repetition, but I see you’re now hyping May (with the Rodgers DTD). So I assume you’d favor May over Robles for next few weeks. And that either is preferable to Jackson.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

I noticed my RCL team “New Jack Swing” ranked at number 8 in the master standings in the weekly write up.

I only wish my team “Army of Lovers” were better so they could be mentioned and call attention the underappreciated Swedish dance group.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
3 years ago

Would you drop any of Jimmy Nelson, Caleb Smith, Quintana, or Kyle Gibson (after he pitches tomorrow vs KC) to add any of Cano, Urias, Dakota, Newcomb, Gallen, Luzardo, Kennedy, or Rogers?

12-team, 5×5, h2h, redraft

C – Realmuto; 1B – Rizzo; 2B – La Stella; 3B – Suarez; SS – Trea; OF – Pence, Conforto, Alvarez; Util – Voit; Bench – Avisail; IL – Springer, Stanton
SP – Caleb, Castillo, Gibson, Heaney, Lynn, Nelson, Quintana, Sanchez
RP – Hicks, Holland, Robles, Vazquez?

Jason
Jason
3 years ago

Drop Chavis for a returning Upton or a struggling Shaw? Thanks.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

Let’s test your Kingery love: Didi or Kingery ROS?

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

Is it the upside of Kingery, Didi’s health/playing time, or both?

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Gah, Grey. You told me the exact opposite last week! I ditched KINGERY!!! when Didi came off the DL.

Bobs
Bobs
3 years ago

Choose one to serve as a bench bat in a points league (singles, doubles, triples, walks, runs, hr, etc.)

McNeil
Marwin
Olson

JP
JP
3 years ago

How would you rank these 3 going forward:

V. Robles, H. Dozier, Kingery?

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
3 years ago

In first place, but want to maintain my margin. Thinking of possibly selling high on Bell. I like having more than one player for a position to cover in case of injury or slump. Was going to target Alonso (AVG concern) or Springer. Do you see a need to do this? Pursue or hold?

C Garver
1B Bell
2B Baez
3B Rendon
SS Story
OF Yelich, Acuna, Rosario
UTIL Mondesi, Hoskins
BENCH N. Cruz

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

12 team H2H 5×5 (6 keepers):

C – Garver
1B – Voit
2B – LeMahieu
3B – Muncy
SS- Baez
OF – Martinez
OF – Benintendi
OF – Hoskins
Util – Encarnacion
Util – Conforto
BN – Didi, Cooper, Dom Santana

Mallex is on the wire in and 12th out of 12 in steals. Is he worth a pickup over Didi/Cooper/Santana? Or should I just hold and take their advantages in the other 4 categories?

DLev45
DLev45
Reply to  DLev45
3 years ago

Also, is it time to move on from Matt Barnes in a no holds league? Dropping him would be to chase saves on the wire. There really aren’t any great options. It would be for someone like Givens, Brasier, Swarzak, or SP streaming.

handy afterall
handy afterall
3 years ago

Greetings, Grey

H2h weekly lock obp league;

Give either of:
R Hoskins or E Rosario
For
JD Martinez?

Side note; any way to prevent the ad/video from auto-loading? Killing my phone data every month.

Thanks,
Handy

Doggie
3 years ago

Can you rank for ROS for saves? Rogers, Workman, Givens, May, Kennedy

thanks as always!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Why the hell is Contreras playing like every other game?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Benched in COORS. Maddens a punk

Trickrey
Trickrey
3 years ago

Need to drop one in a SV+H league : Robles, Diego Castillo, Luke Jackson

Clevinger coming back Monday vs the Rangers. Hopefully to save my staff. Hurray!

Thanks!

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
3 years ago

Just mentioning,

I tilted last night with Corbin. Traded him in the two leagues I had him for KMarte and Eloy straight up in each.

I think I did ok. Hitters have so much more value to me this year.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

16 team H2H weekly points league… redraft

i got offered Yordan Alvarez for Alex Reyes. (he needs SPs) which side?

thanks

Scrapski
Scrapski
3 years ago

Razzmen,
This is the #1 website in the universe and nothing shall ever surpass it. Especially today, with Cram It twirling a gem! I do miss the W Pipp back and forth tho.
I just dropped Mazara and picked up Kingery so without any further fanfare……KINGERY!!!
Thanks for all you guys do!
Uncle Scrappy

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

Ok one more for you (and hopefully Cram)

Ive own Dietrich and Senzel in a league with a 50 move limit. Kingery, Kendrick, Choo and Bruce are all FA’s. Would you burn a move for any of those guys?

Thanks for your help with this!

Ralphy
Ralphy
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Ok thanks. What expected call ups this year are you most excited about?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
3 years ago

GM Grey!

For NL-Only, will you be Cyclopsing Enyel De Los Santos soon?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He looks solid, I wonder what PHI will do in the meantime with Eickhoff headed back to the pen. Maybe stretch out VV.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  pugs slugs
3 years ago

Or they’ll probably go with Cole Irvin.

Ellis
Ellis
3 years ago

Thank you for the bench bat/upside explanation above, I got it

Would Amed still be the best, for a bench pick up among Shaw BDozier Odor

Thank you for so much!

baseballbanter
baseballbanter
3 years ago

Chris Taylor just got knighted to embrace everyday SS duties.

Whats the move here, I have to decide in between Taylor, Wendle, Gurriel to fulfill my 2B/SS hole. I need the best hitter. I think skill wise Wendle is the move but Gurriel has been lit and Taylor has the best lineup out of the three.

16 team points league. I’m very confused. who should I go with?

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/QS 3 keepers
Goldschmidt and Strasburg for JD Martinez

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

what about for Judge?

schoolboy p
schoolboy p
3 years ago

SAGNOF searching:
May, Parker, Givens, and Kennedy.

Pick two!