Yesterday, the Nats’ GM Rizzo put his feet up on his desk, rolled up a million dollar bill and used it to lit a cigar filled with million dollar bills, saying, “And that’s why I gave Patrick Corbin $140 million eight years after his prime.” Patrick Corbin went 8 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 6.06. You can think to yourself, “Damn, I should’ve streamed Patrick Corbin yesterday because the Streamonator loved it,” but I’d prefer to think, “I ain’t ever starting a pitcher with a 6+ ERA.” His last three years of ERAs are…I’d ask for a drum roll, but they deserve a sad trombone…4.66, 5.82, 6.06. If we were in Bizarro World, you’d be collecting your crown from America’s Next Top Model and Patrick Corbin would be an ace. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
David Bednar – Out with a sore back, but the Pirates don’t think it’ll be an IL stint-type injury, and he’ll be able to get back out there and throw 65 pitches per outing in just a few days. If you wanna speculate on Pirates saves, there’s Stratton, but sadly not Dorothy.
Diego Castillo – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, and three homers in four games, four homers in six games and five homers in the last ten games. About as hot of a schmotato as hot schmotatoes get. (Oh, and Pirates manager’ Derek Shelton pinch hit for Castillo in the 9th, because he’s got nuggs for brains.)
Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.43. Back in the preseason, Son wrote a Jose Quintana fantasy and I gave him crap for it for about six weeks, and now Son is wiping his butt with me in our RCL league, and karma sucks. If I were making the universe, I’d simply have karma not exist.
Kenley Jansen – Hit the IL with an irregular heartbeat. Yikes. Not great. I thought Kimbrel might’ve had an irregular heartbeat, but I was looking at a rolling line chart of his BB/9. Yesterday, A.J. Minter (1 IP, 0 ER, 1.64 ERA) got the save, and Will Smith (didn’t pitch) should also be in the mix. Minter’s better; Smith’s got je nais se SAGNOF. I thought it would be Smith, but since Minter got minted with the first post-Kenley save, I’d move him to the lead. This is important, because Jansen might be out for two weeks or the rest of the year.
Ronald Acuña Jr. – Out of the lineup with “not at all a fractured foot, he’s simply using a Wal-Mart scooter to get around the clubhouse, it’s all good, baby baby.”
Matt Olson – 2-for-4 and his 11th and 12th homer. Ha, all you nerds were saying Olson was sucking up the ol’ suckhole and look at him now! He’s so good! (I’m trying positive affirmations; is it at all believable?)
Travis d’Arnaud – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Can’t be a coinicdence that d’Arnaud starting hitting well after he dumped d’Mariashriver.
Zach Eflin – Hit the IL with knee discomfort he’s had for weeks. Too bad he wasn’t Zach Elfin, then his knees would be his waist and he’d be fine.
Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 22nd homer. Who’s gonna be the one to tell Schwarber that June is 54 days long?
Michael Brantley – Hit the IL with shoulder discomfort. He hurt himself shouldering all my comparisons of young Astros prospects to him.
Kyle Tucker – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (15) and legs (14), hitting .255. What’s nice about Tucker, he never seems to get hot or cold. He’s just consistently solid. About to start calling him Mr. H2H.
Yordan Alvarez – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, hitting .321. Captain Woo Cubano rocking out because boys too wanna have fun.
Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .228. Wait a second, Mr. July 2019 is risin’? Is it Juli Gurriel back for a redux?
Framber Valdez – 8 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.65. As sweet as a well-ripen, just-picked raspberry. Call him Framboise, and give him a beret and pass to EuroDisney.
Max Scherzer – Seems set to return to the Mets on July 4th. Hopefully he gets stoned prior to the game so he has red, white and blue eyes.
Carlos Carrasco – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.85. Wouldn’t shock me that once Scherzer returns, Carrasco goes on a month-long Ineffective List stint to see if they can fix his crizzappy pitching.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. – Left the game with lower back discomfort. I had the same thing happen when I tried to watch Jazz by Ken Burns. I got 900 minutes in and major lower back discomfort.
Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, as he was activated from the IL. I usually do the Kevin from “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department schtick when a guy returns and should get put right back in every lineup, but is Polanco that guy still? Prolly, but really need to see something.
Carlos Correa – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, but there’s been three games because of a doubleheader and, ya know what, you get what I’m saying.
Jose Miranda – 3-for-7, and his 5th homer. I’m writing this while getting repeated texts from Cougs about Travis Barker being ill, and I didn’t even know she knew him, so I’m battling confusion as I write this, but Miranda is most likely a cyclops with a monocle in most shallower leagues.
Byron Buxton – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 20th homer. I bet that he would hit the IL before his 20th homer, so I just lost five imaginary dollars. Hope you’re happy!
Devin Smeltzer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.86. Rather than the Streamonator, I should’ve drafted Smeltzer instead of Jose Berrios.
Emilio Pagan – 0 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.62, and appears officially done with any semblance of the closer job in Minny-soda, yah? Yah, Margie. I’d go Jhoan Duran, and no one else.
Marwin Gonzalez – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer. Might Marwin some, but Marwin just lost one. He’s also hitting .333 in June with all his dongs.
JP Sears – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at zippo as he got a spot start vs. the A’s. Fun fact! Sears and the A’s are both going out of business.
Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.20, as he went into Yankee Stadium. In Hollywood, this is what they call, “An audition.”
Trevor Story – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer. Weird how he only has 12 homers when the last time he got hot he hit 17 homers in three days. Welp, math! Am I right?
Rob Refsnyder – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Went back to look at what people on the site had said about Refsnyder in the past, and I found the 2015 Yankees prospects report with Aaron Judge on top, just edging out Greg Bird! Then you’ll never guess who was between Bird and #4 prospect, Luis Severino. Guy now with the O’s.
Hansel Robles – 0 IP, 0 ER and blew his 5th save. Love to see Jarren Duran and Tanner Houck getting to show off their talents in a playoff-type atmosphere. Young players like that stepping up when they’re most needed have to be impressing their teammates and club. Is what you can imagine one saying right now.
Ross Stripling – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.12. Looked at his player page to see if I should be trusting him more and the short answer is: Yes. The long answer is yeeeeeeeees. His numbers kinda remind me of JoMo. Who asked for mo’ JoMo? Because you got it! He’s getting by on pinpoint command, but that will play. Anywhere from a 1.5 to 2 BB/9 plays if you have 7+ K/9, and he does.
Yoan Moncada – 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. I originally spelled his name Moancada, then I thought, “Yeah, ‘moan’ in agony from rostering him.”
Luis Robert – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Get hot for the love of Giancarlo and boba, get hot!
Mike Trout – 1-for-4 and his 23rd homer. Also, in this game, Shohei Ohtani (3-for-3, 2 RBIs) hit his 17th homer. Feels kinda significant that Trout and Ohtani homered and the Angels lost by seven.
Robbie Ray – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.78. Look, I’m smiling. Don’t you want to keep me smiling?
Dean Kremer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.29. What’s this guy been doing, mainlining Sandy Koufax? Between Bruce Zimmermann’s April and Kremer and Wells’s June, the O’s are producing a bunch of the least attractive-for-fantasy starters I’ve ever seen. Did the O’s hire Mike Leake to be their pitching coach?
Tarik Skubal – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.75. Damn, he got so spent in the last month, huh? His numbers still look excellent. Watch him suddenly announce he’s got a dead arm, or some shizz. I’m holding, but I am concerned.
Brandon Woodruff – 5 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.44 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I can drive a group to lunch since I got a handicap placard from my mom. Seemed a shame to waste it since I don’t think she’s going out today.”
Luis Urias – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer. Has been a bit yawnstipating, but to be a valuable piece for his draft price, he prolly only needs to get to 20 homers and .250. *looks at his stats* So, he’s got some work to do.
Shane Baz – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38. “Okay, we need Baz to go against Elvis Andrus and Vogelbach to put on a Tom Hanks mask.” — That’s me as head of MLB marketing.
Jon Gray – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.89. Streamonator loves his next start even more, and he’s got Ray in his name and I’m thinking of Robbie actually pitching well, and I’m smiling again.
Kyle Isbel – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. If you pick him up, the Royals will start playing Olivares, and, if you pick up Olivares, they’ll play Isbel.
Seiya Suzuki – Could begin a rehab assignment today. Crazy to think this was originally called a day-to-day injury. Who’s his doctor, Jonathan India?
Keegan Thompson – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.34. Nearly made Keegan the lede, because I watched him and was super impressed, but everyone reads everything I write, so I don’t need to put Keegan up top. Right? Mmhmm. Keegan’s got a new slider that he’s using it with more success than other breaking pitches, and he’s not that shabby with the butter cutter and change. The slider though can move Keegan from an eventual pen arm to a rotation piece. Still more of a 15+ mixed league guy, but I could see 12 teamers starting to take a foot off the brake soon.
Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.32, as he threw 123 pitches. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA–breathe, Grey, breathe! I almost passed out when I saw Dumb Bell run Castillo out for 123 pitches. He’s their best piece to trade in July. Do you think you might want to make sure you get him to July healthy?
Jonathan India – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Sonavabench! Literally the first time I took him out of my lineup all year when he’s been healthy, so that proves India’s not the problem, I am.
Hunter Strickland – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.91, and his 4th save. I’ve been remiss in saying Strickland seems like he’s taken hold of the Reds’ closer job, but I wouldn’t mess with him, outside of NL-Only leagues, as I say on this week’s podcast — you can now watch us on Youtube. Well, watch and listen, I suppose.
Fernando Tatis Jr. – Projected to rejoin the Padres in early August. I read that news and sobbed, then thought, “Hey, it’ll be like my teams made a trade for one of the top players in the league in August, giving up nothing.” Then I thought about how Acuña’s played since he’s returned and sobbed again.
Zac Gallen – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.32. Padres asked Gallen to answer the question, “Who is your daddy?”
Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.92. In this game, Mazara hit his 2nd homer. Manaea/Mazara sounds like a David Letterman Uma/Oprah bit.
Manny Machado – Saw an update yesterday that he was sitting, and I completely forgot that he hadn’t been IL’d. When it comes to slow-playing a hand: The Pointer Sisters = Padres.
Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. He still has plenty of time to get hot and go donging around Coors, but remember how excited everyone was for him in Coors? That dissipated quicker than you can say, “Bud Black has no idea who Elehuris Montero is.”
Elias Diaz – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 5th homer. Elias Sports Bureau Diaz has two homers in the last week, and, well, if he’s in Coors, cool. If he’s out of Coors, then imagine warm Coors.
Max Muncy – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer. You don’t need a working elbow when you have Coors.
Freddie Freeman – 2-for-5, 1 run, and 7th steal. Not sure if you’ve been following along with this, but Freddie Freeman went to Atlanta and starting bawling in a press conference because he missed the Braves, then he fired his agent, because of how his free agency was handled. Freddie, just come right out and say you don’t like Los Angeles! The problem is, the Braves aren’t that into you. Let them go, bro! Freddie Freeman and the Dodgers/Braves situation is illustrative of one thing: Never let anyone know how you feel. If you have to cry, do it in the shower.
Time to drop H. Greene for Rasmussen, Dunning or Gibson? Or just SON?
Oh – and do you have Laureano over Riley Greene?
I’d prefer to hold Riley for a few
Urias, Yepez or Laureano?
1. Burnes for Taillon and Wander
2. Burnes for Berrios and Wander
Which do you prefer in each scenario and are they fairish?
Burnes in both, they’re fair
did one without your blessing… maybe im learning, or…not? nl only keeper with BB instead of runs?. lost harper, in second place, tryna push
?2$ austin riley?
1$ dustin may?
4$ jesus sanchez
?1$ kyle wright
1$ spencer strider
?mookie betts (not keeper)?
15$ bryan reynolds?
1$ jurickson profar?
1$ wil crowe
did it yesterday so i got the three reynolds taters.
win/lose/fair? give it to me straight grey i can take it
i swear all those question marks were not there when i hit post
Seems fair if it helps you win this year, prolly not great for future years
Great write up.
Hoerner or Wilmer Flores? Thanks!
I have Trea Turner at 2B and Bichette at SS but trying to turn Bichette into a better 3B option. Muncy and Brandon Lowe are both on the wire in my 12 team H2H 5×5 (OBP) league. Would either of these guys be worth my time to slide into the 2B spot if I’m able to trade Bichette?
Depends what you can get but Muncy and Lowe are not good
I picked up Sears for the spot start. Is he worth keeping, or should I continue to stream and pick up Strider? Thanks.
Go with Strider
Strider or Luis Garcia (Hou) ROS?
12 Team H2H 6×6 QS Daily Redraft
Need to lose one of the following:
Lauer, Sandoval, Wood.
Great write up Grey!
Kirk has been unbelievable. Where do you think he ranks next year overall?
Late to the party today !
Wondering who you like more ROS, Skubal or Tyler Anderson of LA.
Skubal but close
Grey you da man!
ROTO, start Kopech at LAA tonight?
I am 11th in ERA…..
I just watched the video of pena and alvarez colliding. My team just can’t seem to stay healthy. Why is it that the injuries are never to the fringe starters or bench players? This year has been brutal.
It didn’t look that bad, tbh…I don’t know, maybe he hit Yordan’s face and it shook him up
Would you rather have Wheeler or Nola for the rest of the season?
1) Ryan or Strider
2) Please rate (intermediate term): Ryan; Skubal; Cobb
Points league where steals don’t play a huge role:
Drop Berti for Bryant?
Always appreciate the help you give. In a 12 team 5×5 OBP/QS league, would you move Goldschmidt for Christian Walker, Gausman and Cease?
Current SPs are Wheeler, Manoah, Lynn, Kirby, Mahle and Plesac.
Sounds fine if you need pitching
Please give me your top 4: Amed Rosario, C. walker, Seiya, Winker, Nimmo, L. Urias, B. Donavan, R. Laureano
Urias, Laureano, Walker, Nimmo
Are you sitting any of these guys? Thank you.
Not in most leagues
In a 10-team league where I’m scoring 2 points total in pitching ratios and have no chance to win, I traded Judge for Kershaw, Verlander, and Gilbert (3 pitchers I own nowhere else). Of course I get Kershaw in Coors right away, but no way I was benching him. So, this Verlander start makes me feel better.
Stripling or Skubal moving forward?
Also P Sandoval a good sell?
Skubal…depends for what
Faith in Kimbrel second half? In Manaea for second half? Which side wins in a trade ROS? My Manaea for his Kimbrel. Or hold? I also have Montgomery and Skubal to offer.
Yahoo 12 team H2H. Thanks!
I’d take Kimbrel if I needed saves…Sounds fair
Machado and Cobb for Ward and Eovaldi?
Yordan and Pena collide. Both still down.
If that little twerp hurt me boy Yordong I’m going to cry.
Carted off, for concussion protocol I imagine.
After hearing you bemoan your need for SBs on the podcast I was looking at your RCL. BDon has more steals from his first 6 picks than you have with your whole team. And he lost Mondesi early. Also, if you eliminate his first 6 picks, he still has more than you.
Hahaha, yeah, hasn’t been great
Please help me rank Paredes, Luis Urias and Morel ROS?
Would you drop Lauer for Ian Anderson? Keeper league.
Been offered LuBob and Josiah for McClanananan in a shallow (10-tm) h2h 6×6 keeper with QS and OPS… Never done a keeper before so not sure what the strategy is – also have Trout, Witt, Wander, Tucker, Teoscar, Eloy, Abreu, Lindor…
I’d want LouBob, it’s fair
Grey, what are your thoughts on that kid Philly is calling up…Hall?
Looks like a bopper and that’s about it
K% is only like 20%…
Yeah but he’s old…I’m not opposed to the flyer
Yea, I hear ya….26yo kind of smells of quad guy, but hopefully I can get like a 2021 Mercedes like month or so lol
Haha, yeah, maybe
Hey Grey, very random question but working on a keeper trade and curious where January Grey sees these two ranked next year? B Witt and Adolis
Can we add Eloy in there as well Grey?! Please and thank you G!
Eloy is top 75
Witt is a top 30 guy, Adolis is top 75
Love Morel’s energy but the guy is striking out like half the time now. Drop for Luis Urias who looks to be getting on a tear?
Looking at his plate discipline, it’s not that he started chasing, it’s that he’s whiffing in the zone. So he’s gonna have to adjust to the changing pitch mix.
Yes, Urias over him
G your boss!!
Need a closer, own Will Smith, should I give O’Neil Cruz for Kenley?
Or maybe Manaea and / or Kopech or Montgomery?
I own Rogers, Seranthony and Will Smith
No on Kenley, he could be out the rest of the year
Oh shoot! Them my 4% FAAB on Smith might pay off, thanks man!
Gimme a low end closer to target that an owner might think is not great I can offer Monty or Kopech for
Is Manaea gonna turn it around?
Maybe Raisel? Pressly? Diaz?
Are these constant, small injures that keep popping up for Acuna Jr. worry you at all ? Feel like he has a permanent DTD tag
Yes, I’m concerned
Would you consider trading him in redraft ? Maybe look for a big haul like a an ace pitcher and closer before it gets worse
“When anybody says they’re a little concerned, they’re very concerned”. “And when they say they’re more than a little concerned, they’re desperate” Can you guess the movie ? !
Sheeran aside, would you just hold out and hope for the best ? Only me second time drafting Tildaddy so I’m new to this
Haha, I’m not sure…I’d hold unless I got a great offer
The Irishman !
Ok thanks a ton for the help, hope you were able to enjoy another JV masterclass
What’s good Grey? I didn’t know Ray changed things up a month back. Per the local newspaper…
“Since being forced into using a two-seam fastball in a middling start vs. the Astros and then employing it regularly in his pitch repertoire, Ray has made four starts for Seattle — all of them six-plus innings pitched with one run or fewer allowed. He’s thrown a combined 27 innings, allowing two total runs on 11 hits with seven walks, three hit batters and 28 strikeouts.
The last Mariner pitcher to put together a similar four-start span, posting 28-plus strikeouts while allowing two runs or fewer was Felix Hernandez from July 13-Aug. 1, 2013.”
Oh, that’s great! I hadn’t heard that either
Batty call H2H pts -AB, +Hits, +XBH, +HR, +SB, -CS
Could you rank in order of:
Grisham @ Ari Bumgarner
Yepez vs. Mia Alcantara
Carlson vs. Mia Alcantara
Morel vs. Cin Greene
Gracias! Nice tie in with Captain Lou / Woo and Cindy Lauper music vid today!
Thanks! Morel, Yepez, Carlson
Not seeing Morel on rater. Wondering which side you are on ROS?
12 team Weekly 6×6
Not worried about steals
I did the same with India haha
Haha, I did in NFBC leagues so he’s on the bench until Friday, whee!
12 teamer, I must drop one….Blackburn, Kirby or Gore. (Yeah I know right)!
Good Morning Grey!
Love the early morning baseball games, especially NL ones!
A. I like Freeman, and believe (really like to hope) he’s a great guy. I find it really poor timing that he’d fire his agents based during the season, let alone after this series. Hopefully for all the Dodger fans and Freeman owners, it doesn’t destroy their second half run.
B. So bummed I didn’t stream Corbin. Like I wrote yesterday, I should have messaged you earlier for that extra vote of confidence. A W and 12 Ks from a stream!!??
C. SON doesn’t like Ashcraft @ CHC. However, he’s a true ground ball pitcher even if he doesn’t get the Ks. This start is also against Hendricks, which has a chance to be a slugfest depending on which Professor shows up.
D. I was thinking in order to give myself the best chance of Winning Ks and Ws, I may just have to pick up D. Peterson (vs. TEX on Sunday) off of waivers tomorrow for DeSclafani (vs. CHW). This means I will probably lose DeSclafani for the remainder of the year as someone will probably use their WP (I have #10) on him.
E. My opponent has both Keller and Espino in the PIT/WAS. Let’s have a good old fashioned morning slugfest.
A. I’d imagine he’ll be fine
B. Yeah, oh well
C. Seems fine to me
D. Sounds fine
Dear FM Lothario
Manaea or C Javier, ROS. I know Manaea was looking real good until that 7th inning.
Thank you sir
@Grey: weekly roto redraft. christian javier and ketel for arozarena? fair-ish?
Detroit pitchers. I invested heavily in them a month ago and here we are. I am also worried. I am sure they will invent an injury.
Speaking of inventing, CArrasco has been bad lately. Real bad.
Yeah, Carrasco’s prolly a drop in most mixed leagues
would Framber Valdez of Houston be a good trade for Pablo Lopez?
Hello Sir Grey. Been using William Contreras as a backup C in deep league – when he plays I can use Varsho in all three outfield slots. But obviously he never plays now, and when he does he’s been a neglected porta-potty baking in the sun. Safe to drop?
I’ve been shopping around $22 Albies ($27 next year) in my 10 team keeper league to out of contention teams and not getting many bites. But I can get Scherzer ($28) and Arraez (FA). Think I will pull the trigger if Max passes the test in his last rehab start today. At 2b I’ll have depth w Gimenez/Arraez/Berti/Morel. Pull that trigger?
i cannot decide whether to start SD’s Clevinger at AZ with Madison Bumgarner on the mound for Az. thoughts?
Not sure what Bumgarner has to do with it…Clevinger might not go more than 4 IP
Freeland or Peterson ROS
Early Q regarding 2-start pitchers for next week. Please rank ’em:
Dunning @BAL ($4.0) and vOAK
Trevor Rogers vLAA (3.7) and vPIT
Ian Anderson v STL (-5.5) and vWSH
GermanMarquez @LAD -2 and @AZ
MadBum vSF (-7.4) and vCOL
I agree with SON except Bum over German
Who do you like more ROS in a 5×5, Zac Gallen or Kopech ?
Gallen had a rough go last night but the pitching+ still loves him
Much appreciated !
You are not alone.
I had a decision to make before my weekly lineup lock, and it was between back spasms and a sore hand. Jazz or India. I went with Jazz.
So now I am out a full week of stats AND watched India hit a bomb on my bench. Sonova!!!!!
One hitter for today and maybe beyond.
K. Calhoun @ KC(Greinke) or G. Cooper @STL(Pallante)
Calhoun has .545 avg and 2 HR’s vs Greinke. Longer term Cooper probably better hitter.
Manaea was on 98 pitches after 6 with a 6-0 lead. They ran him out to start the 7th and you figure ok, he gets pulled when he lets the first guy on. He gives up a hit. Still in game. Gives up a walk and now he’s at like 109 pitches. Pull him now, right? Nope, stays in and gives up a bases clearing double. Padres wind up losing 7-6. Managerial fail
Haha, yeah, I saw the same…was actually at that moment when I went to sleep, I had enough
I was watching and was so pissed. You could see it coming a mile away.
That’s gotta be a firin.’ right!?
Yeah, was so obvious!
I’m in the lead in saves in a 12 team roto redraft. I still have Kimbrell, Helsley, AND Taylor Rogers. I need runs. Would you trade Edwin Diaz to get Taylor Ward?
I’d want more
Duh. I went to trade analyzer. So more like Wander Franco for Edwin.
Thank you for such a fast response.
Hey Grey, I know Boston made Houck closer but there’s a better reliever on the roster. Compare Schreiber’s numbers to Hader’s. Very similar. Houck has had injury issues in the past I say he gets hurt and Schreiber is closer.
Yeah, he’s been awesome…but they’re not using Schreiber as the closer
They will today after Robles blew it. Strahm has always sucked. If Pivetta can hang with Manowar Manoah we will see. Was hoping he’d get his chance in Toronto. Can’t wait for Jarren to get back into the lineup. Despite his political leanings
Traded Springer for Manoah. Thought the elbow might be serious bad trade for me?
Was offered carrasco for ozuna Thoughts?
Need help with SP and who to start:
1) Ohtani at home vs CWS (or use as hitter)?
2) S. Alcantara @ STL
3) Taillon at home vs OAK
4) Urias @ COL
5) Verlander @ NYM
All except Urias
is it because its in COL or because you dont trust him?
k i’ll sit him
1) Castillo was like “get me out of here” and Dumb Bell was like “let me help you pack”
2) I blinked and nearly missed that Travis Barker name drop…. WUT, i need to hear more about this in chat
3) My next post on an oriole… Kremer vs Kremer, i will break down how his June regresses into July “i picked him up because he was having the best month in his life, and now he wants to wreck my ratios”
4) What a wild ride this year has been already, with as terrible as Ray and Gray started out both their ERAs are now sub-4.00, what a world
1. HA! 2. Haha, I wish I knew less 3. One of the best movies, now you have to 4. Prolly why my teams are starting to show life
Just here to say, the term “cyclops with a monocle” will never be topped. Its just way too good. We’re not worthy.
Jon Gray looked pretty good yesterday again. Are you a believer? I asked earlier about him or cobb ros in a qs format? Do you still prefer Cobb? I have waited for the positive regression for Cobb that hasn’t happened yet. Thanks
I believe against 75% of teams…Not starting him if he goes to NYY — Cobb is supposed to be way better…But Gray is fine for now…bird in a hand, ya know
I picked up Jon Gray as a streamer, figured I’d drop him after one start. All he has done since I picked him up is throw 19.7 innings of 1.37 ERA, 0.86 WHIP baseball with 19 Ks and 3 wins in 3 starts. Now what do I do with him? Keep riding the hot hand?
Yeah I only have a spot for one of them. I need to carry an extra hitter since I have a certain player with a tilde in his name who can’t seem to stay in the lineup for more than a couple of days. He isn’t on the IL but nobody knows when he will be ready to play again.
Ha, yeah, I hear ya
Hey Grey, please rank as I try to get over India’s sonovabench
OF- Nimmo, Naylor, Kiriloff, A.Thomas
C- Heim, Vazquez, Trevino
You ranked the Cs
after reading your posting, i picked up Dean Kremer and waived Ross Stripling. was that a good move?
would anyone trade Dylan Crease for Pablo Lopez? Would it make a difference if i also put in Joe connor or Aaron Ashby?
Sounds fine, depends on matchups
I’d want Cease…doubt anyone would do it
Not sure if you recall my comment about Jake Meyers being everyday CF upon return. But it looks to be true!
this was the answer once siri/mccormick got sent down, itch/others weren’t sure that was going to happen.
Thoughts on starting Urias at Coors or does the Coors rule apply here and don’t do it?
Also, Tajuan Walker at home vs Astros??
Thanks for input
Doesn’t seem worth it on Urias…Walker sounds fine
Just looked up Urias’s career stats at Coors – 5.91 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, opponents hitting .287/.448/.794 off him there. Think I’ll sit him.
Which one for a QS and some Ks?
Please hold your nose and choose one…
STL Pallante vs MIA
MIN Bundy @ CLE
CHC Steele vs CIN
DET Garcia @ SF
PIT Keller @ WAS
WAS Espino vs PIT
PIT Brubaker vs MIL
MIN Archer @ CLE
Thanks in adavance…
Yeah, not great…I guess Steele
Would you deal Gausman to get Swanson if you needed a bat?
Who will be better at 1B ROS?
Seems fine if you want to try Mountcastle
I have to drop either Will Smith or Javy Baez. MI is crowded but not sure if Smith’s role or for how long. With this lineup, who gets cut?
MI- Freeman, Eugenio, Walsh
CI- Lindor, Wander, Polanco
OF- Acuna, Robert, Julio, Happ, Pham
Bench: Baez (Gleyber sits)
RP- Hader, Diaz, Scott, W Smith
Please rate the following in order of trust you have in them ROS.
Been offered Soto + Cobb for Cease + Baz. Need help in H stats but was wondering how good is Baz? seems like could be an ace – and recent performance bias has me wondering if overpaying. Would you grab this now or offer Manea or Severino instead of Baz or is Cease for Soto straight up fair enough. Thanks
Baz is around top 30 SP — I’d take Soto
Great blurb on Grichuck! I was one of the suckers to believe in him and Coors. Only Connor Cotton Eyed Joe has been a trustworthy Rockie. Grichuck and Old Man Cruz screwed my draft and my season in the 15 team mixed keeper. No more Bud Blackin for me.
I benched Grichuck for a week and moved Jared Duran Duran in since he gets the Cubs and back to Fenway. Thoughts? Thanks Grey! You ain’t heard nothing this funky- shout out to Sex Packets!
Yeah, I thought it too, tbh — I’d want Duran if back in Fenway
Sex packets! Awesome!
Morning Grey I have Graveman but Hendricks is supposed to be back next week should I drop him for Strickland or Stratton? Current closers are Rainey and Sewald so is a sad duo. I have C Taylor, O Cruz and Vinny drop any for Tellez, K Hayes, B Rodgers, Flores, Nimmo or L Urias? 11 team roto OBP Thanks Grey appreciate the help!
Sorry, nah on Graveman — hold him
Taylor for Tellez
My offense has collectively begun to get healthy and show signs of life. I have one question, Mountcastle is actually on the WW and I’m wondering if he’s a better option than Walsh ROS?
C – J.T. Realmuto Phi – C,1B
1B – Jared Walsh LAA – 1B,RF
2B – Jonathan India Cin – 2B
3B – Wander Franco TB – 3B,SS
SS – Dansby Swanson Atl – SS
LF – Yordan Alvarez Hou – LF
CF – Luis Robert CWS – CF
RF – Randy Arozarena TB – LF,RF
UT – Jon Berti Mia – 2B,3B
IL – Eloy Jiménez CWS – LF
Please rank these pitchers for the ROS
Plesac, Winder, Smeltzer, K Thompson, Stripling, Joe Ryan
I STILL need saves (ugh). Pick up Minter?
I have to give up a batty tho..
Laureano, Oscar Gonzalez, Tyrone Taylor, (I need to keep at least 2 of these OF’s), Lindor, Torres, Nolan Gorman.
Hey Grey! Awesome write up as always!!
I’m in a 10 team 5×5 (with hits and OBP) as additional cats roto league with a 40 move cap (I have made 22 so far). Here is my team:
CF: Luis Robert
UTIL: O’neil Cruz
BN: Kirilloff, Rutchman, Machado and Nelson Cruz
SP: Musgrove, Scherzer, Kopech, Sandoval, Morton, Cobb, Springs, Kirby
RP: Diaz, Holmes, Duran
IL: Liam Hendriks, Buehler, Heaney
I need some pitching help to improve Wins and Ks and potentially WHIP
1) Would you trade Mullens/Franimal and what sort of return should I look for?
2) I know i don’t need 2 catchers, which do you prefer ROS and what return do you think is appropriate for the other?
3) Should I drop anyone to pick up one of these WW options: Lauer, Stripling, Wacha, Smeltzer,
Thanks so much!!
Sure, can trade Mullins and Franmil…Maybe Manoah? Woodruff? Fried? 2. Trade Adley and get whatever you can for him, maybe a junky closer 3. Meh, maybe if Kirby has another bad start you can switch him out
ESPN Points, Need help at OF
1-Would you trade Fried, Willy Adames and Bellinger for Juan Soto?
2-Could substitute Musgrove for Fried….which would you rather keep?
3-If they won’t do Soto, would you opt for Springer instead in a similar deal?
Yes, take Soto 2. Keep Fried 3. Nah
I keep wanting to drop Kepler, but his Statcast data keeps me excited about the potential. To many groundballs, but feel he’s been very unlucky. Tell me what to do!
6×6 H2H (OPS is 6th hitting category)
And should I drop any of the following for Will Smith? I have Taylor Rogers and Tanner Houck as my closers.
Luis Garcia (Wash 2B)
Forgot to mention that it’s a 12 team league.
Drop Kepler for Smith, or drop Kepler for anything
Same story here with India. johnny benched.
Jhoan Duran is available in my 5×5 12 team H2H league.
For saves, I have the 2 Tanner’s Beds. Scott and Rainey, and no brainer Edwin Diaz.
Drop either Rainey or Scott for Duran?
Rainey is good, but on a team where saves can be hard to come by.
Scott, is about the same, but has better WHIP and K’s than Rainey.
Rainey for Duran seems fine
Good morning Grey the White!
I don’t think my Royals got the memo having the worst record doesn’t automatically get you a number one pick. They’re pretty content competing with Oakland for it though. On the bright side, at 15 games out of 1st place, Kansas City is in similar striking distance as Tampa Bay (14), Boston (13), and Toronto (12.5) are to first place. We kind of lost our chances of a playoff push after trading Santana though. Seriously though, gonna be a lot of growing pains with a mix of Witt, MJ, Isbel, Olivares, Vinnie, Rivera, in the lineup alot. But not sure how those growing pains work though if you’re platooning Isbel and Olivares. I guess once Benny or MAT are traded that might end the platoon.
I’m not sure why I do this, but I am always looking at players who are underperforming for whatever reason and thinking, “oh that’s a buy low next year”. But I also remembered we aren’t even half way through the season. Are you going to do any ‘buy column’ for potential second half surges, or will it be your Top 100 2nd Half rankings?
KC with Witt, Vinnie, MJ, Olivares, AND Isbel in the line up today! That’s five rookies.
That’s good tho…for next year or 2024
Ha, yeah, not great — yeah, there will be a top 100 for the 2nd half during the ASB
is this serious, they removed a dude with an OPS under .700 for all seasons since the end of 2019 and this hurts them attempting to get wins how exactly? stop reading KC writers bemoaning losing a player that was last good at hitting in 2019.
Need 3 starts from these 5: Lauer (@TB), Tyler Anderson (vs. SD), Wainwright (@PHI), M. Keller (vs. WSH), Tyler Wells (@ MIN).
Anderson, Keller, Waino
I was proposed O’Neil Cruz and Adolis Garcia for Kopech and Kimbrel. I’d take a hit at pitching, but should I make the move? I do worry that Adolis could be droppable in the second half with his streakiness. What’s the move?