True story, I was minding my own business in my backyard recently — mowing the lawn, wiping my brow with the bottom of my shredded Hulk-a-Mania t-shirt, sipping a real super cheap beer.  Just being at one with the sun that Al Gore hasn’t yet taken from us, and bronzing my calfs because they look better bronze, when I got to thinking.  Not super deep thinking like if I were a sushi chef, I’d make a maki roll with hamburger and Doritos and call it an “Eye roll.”  Just surface level thinking, and it hit me.  How rare is it that a guy is top five for fantasy value on our Player Rater and he doesn’t have one insanely huge game all year to warrant a lede.  That was the case with Paul Goldschmidt, before yesterday.  Then, as they say, Au Shizz went shizzy all up in Rizzy’s hizzy — 3-for-4, 4 runs, 6 RBIs and his 23rd, 24th and 25th homers, and now hitting .320 on the year.  This should finally put him on top of the Player Rater for the first time all year, after sniffing the Judge’s robe for the first three months of the season, in the number two slot.  And there were people who didn’t want to draft him in the top three spots in the preseason.  Haha, oops.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Brandon Drury – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer.  He stopped being an everyday player at some point in the last month.  Funny, because the guy who replaced him sounds like what you drank too much of that made you say, “Drury.”  “Do you know why I pulled you over?”  “No, officer.”  “You swerved across two lanes back there.”  “Oh, sorry, I was picking up Drury.”  “Whoa, Slurry McSlurrstein, step out of the car.”

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.42.  The switch of leagues has changed things for him, because, since the trade, he’s giving up runs mostly to NL hitters.  You fell for the trade to NL hype, didn’t you?  The Cubs got a pitcher he must be much better now hype?  The new scenario hype?  I got rhetorical questions, y’all!  With interleague play so prevalent, changing leagues doesn’t change much.

Willson Contreras – 3-for-5, 6 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homers.  Hopefully Joe Buck doesn’t verbally orgasm all over Contreras this offseason and jinx him like he did to Schwarber.

Matt Garza – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.68.  The Brewers have nearly a whole staff (minus Nelson) who are doing much better in real life than they have any business doing.  Garza has a 4.77 xFIP, that would be around the 15th worst in the majors if he qualified, but he doesn’t qualify because not only is he bad, but he can’t even stay healthy.

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in two games.  The previous home run was a pinch hit homer, and he doesn’t play anywhere near every day.  By the way, six of his homers have come vs. the Cardinals.  Not a conspiracy nut, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Pope owns Jesus on a fantasy team.

Michael Wacha – 4 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.66, but pulled for a pinch hitter after four innings in a one-run game because Matheny wears the cologne, Desperation by Krusty the Clown.

Adam Wainwright – Expects to return on Sunday.  This is big news for 2008 fantasy throwback teams.

Chris Taylor – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  You know what kind of year Taylor’s having?  The year the Dodgers and fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) were expecting from Forsythe.

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.33.  You know what kind of year Wood’s having?  Kershaw’s.  Only half kidding.  As the ladies like to say, my lower half is the joke.  While you wait for Wood to get injured, he’s not getting injured.  Cust kayin’.

Julio Teheran – Expects to make his next start.  Teheran rises again!  Ptooey on Sgt. Slaughter!

Sean Newcomb – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (7 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.61.  Scouts say there’s something here to be excited about, but I’ll be damned if I’ve seen it.  Beginning to think Newcomb was a waste of money and I should’ve stuck with pomade.

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer.  C’mon, someone ask if they should pick up Albies.  I’m fiending to tell someone to grab him!

Michael Fulmer – Hit the DL with ulnar neuritis.  Oh, cool, no big deal.  It’s in his elbow….And panic!  Honestly, I have no clue.  The Tigers’ beat writer says Fulmer needs to rest, and Tigers are hopeful DL stint won’t be a long one, which is code for Tommy John surgery.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .279.  How antithetical to everything we know about Upton has he been this year?   Usually he’s top five in the league one month, and bottom five the next month.  This year he’s so okay.

Ian Kinsler – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 10th homer, a leadoff homer.  Kinsler’s family saw the leadoff home run and were like, “What’s the rush?  You have to get back in the car and go home already?  You just got here.”

Chris Tillman – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 8.10 through 15 starts!  Can we check to make sure *uck Showalter is watching the games with his eyes open and isn’t wearing those open-eye glasses?  Tillman shouldn’t be pitching is about as obvious as the nose on Jon Niese’s face.

Tim Beckham – 3-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .271.  Gonna have to look at Beckham hard this offseason.  On the surface, I feel like there might be more here we haven’t seen yet.

Kendall Graveman – 2 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.96, as he was activated from the DL.  Billy Beane on the treadmill, turns to Jonah Hill, “Still too early to judge the Josh Donaldson for Graveman and Lawrie trade.”

Brandon Belt – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer, hitting .242.  C. Delores Tucker should put an advisory sticker on the Giants’ lineup.  How dare they put a Posey under a Belt.  That is profane!

Ryder Jones – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI.  He’s plugging a hole right now, so it makes sense he’s hitting in the two-hole.   Jones played 3B yesterday but the Giants are talking internally about going to Sandoval.  They’re speaking internally about it, because if they say it aloud people will laugh.

Nick Williams – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Maybe that schmotato glimmer is aglow again, but recently he went…What’s cooler than being cool?  Ice cold!

Kole Calhoun – Expects to return today from his hamstring injury.  Either way, I expect him to run on it gingerly.  Hehe.  BECAUSE HE’S A REDHEAD!  Sorry.

Jason Kipnis – Expects to return on Sunday, and says his hamstring hasn’t been an issue.  Thank you for your subscription to Men’s Health.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer, hitting .272.  Now has two homers in two games, and on pace for around 25/12/.275 and feels super underwhelming, right?  I mean, an MI shouldn’t have to do more.

Corey Kluber – 9 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  Every year it seems to be the same story.  Imagine how good Kluber’s numbers would look without the less-than-stellar April.  If you’re not setting an iCal right now for May 1st of next year to buy Kluber, I don’t even know you.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.41.  Yankee fans were screaming at him, “A Quality Start?  What a bum!  We coud’ve got that from Luis Cesna, or whatever the f*ck his name is.  What is he, a plane?  I got a cousin that thinks he’s a plane.  My family calls him Delta Burke.  A real nutjob.”

Gary Sanchez – 1-for-3 and his 17th homer, hitting .271.  Gary tried to pick up Gray, but they needed to scramble for more nurs.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 29th homer, and 4th homer in the past three games.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, but if you need power, tell Tom Petty, there’s no reason to wait.

Alex Claudio – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 5th save.  Rips up losing tickets, throws them in the air and walks towards the exits.  I give up!  Claudio’s the closer again?  Then why did he pitch almost three innings the other day and enter the 8th inning two days ago?  S’s and g’s?

Rafael Devers – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd home run and 3rd pants-gasm Prospector Ralph has had in the past week.  Devers will be in this afternoon Buy column, which is admittedly bizzonkers.  How is he not owned in all leagues?

Mookie Betts -1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer.  Mookie Best!

Rick Porcello – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER vs. the White Sox, ERA at 4.70.  Okay, okay, not good, but I hear from Red Sox fans he’s being unlucky, so there’s a chance, right?  Hey, at least he doesn’t have to give back his Cy Young.  Unless he does.  Does he?  Because he’s really not good.  Can they take it back and give it to Verlander still?

Avisail Garcia – Cleared for dry swings.  The pitcher version of this is dry humps.

Nicky Delmonico – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs with his 1st home run.  Nicky Delmonico?  Does he know Sal Romano’s mother?  Who the eff– *looks at his minor league stats*  So, I hear he’s good on defense.

Steven Souza – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer.  I’ve been blowing the horn on Souza since the first week of April.

Jose Altuve – 3-for-4 and his 16th homer, hitting .365.  Not only the best 2nd baseman in baseball, but might be the best pure hitter, and easily the best guy to sit behind at a movie.

Collin McHugh – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.24.  Last time I said McHugh was back, today, I say further proof.

Trevor Cahill – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 7.27 on the Royals, which lowers his road ERA a tad from when he was on the Padres.  Kidding, but not by much.

Brandon Moss – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homers, hitting .210.  Damn, that would’ve been a sweet batty call.  Wouldn’t have woke up feeling regretful in the least.  Though I prolly would’ve put on my underwear backwards and not realized it until later in the day.

Danny Valencia – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 12th homer.  When you hit 18 homers in a shortened season one year, it was cute.  It’s not cute anymore, Danny Boy.  The waivers, the waivers are callin’.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer.  Can still get to that magical (for him) 27 homers, but really needs some get up and go.  Or maybe just a bit of the love his mom sends Corey.

Yoenis Cespedes – 1-for-5 and a homer, hitting .281.  Wanna guess how many home runs he has on the year?  If you own him, you might want to turn your head or move to the next blurb.  He has 11 homers.  Not bad.  Dot dot dot.  For James McCann in the month of April!

Mark Reynolds – 1-for4 and his 23rd homer, hitting .284.  For not one second have I thought about dropping him all year.  At times, I’ve wanted to drop Benintendi like his name is Benafflecki, but not Reynolds.

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 25th homer, hitting .330.  If the Rockies make the playoffs, does Chazz Noir get serious MVP consideration?  He should, and not just because he’s the human version of Ebony & Ivory.  “You are black, and I am Chazz Noir.  You are weak with your bat, and my home runs travel far.”

Starling Marte – 3-for-5, 3 runs, hitting .254 with two homers and seven steals on the year.  Not bad (if this were April 12th).

Chad Kuhl – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.53.   Stream-o-Nator loved this start yesterday.  Okay, not loved as much as admired.  (Liked?)

Sal Romano – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.88.  After his subpar game, he received a call from his mom who was being touched up at an Art of Shaving.  She said to him, “Sally, why da ya notta pitch betta?  Your mudder worries bout ya so.  You eat ya Polly-O string cheeses I sent?  Ya always liked dose!”

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Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
5 years ago

Both with strong starts tonight, who do you like more ROS? Bauer or Rodon?

ryanoger
ryanoger
5 years ago

Cishek, Hunter, or David Robertson for holds?

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

clint frazier or Wilson Contereras as your fifth outfielder?

Jake
Jake
5 years ago

I have Villar at 3B. Hold, or drop for Gallo, Devers, or Kendrick?

Thanks

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Bregman or Odor?

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  Brett
5 years ago

@Brett: Odor

mthom42
mthom42
5 years ago

Franco or Pujols ROS? Rolling with Franco this weekend at Coors but don’t know long term

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: great, now I can drop Pujols. Have a great weekend!

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
5 years ago

I know Gallo is gonna be a buy today but I’m in an OBP league, was looking for saves and got offered:

Holland and Knebel for Gallo and McCullers
Or
Knebel and McHugh for McCullers and Story

Gallo is starting in my utility spot cause I have Votto and Arenado at the corners and my other SS are Baez and Rosario

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: thanks! Have a great weekend

Wilson
Wilson
5 years ago

Is it safe to start Gausman vs DET (Verlander) today? W, ERA, WHIP

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:
Will you start him or bench?

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
5 years ago

@Grey: Just for funzies:

Pick 4 keepers for my weekly H2H OBP league:

Goldy
Turner
Springer
Lamb
Odor
K-hris Davis
G Sanchez
Story

Crock
Crock
5 years ago

Berrios/Dee Gordon or Sonny Gray/Cano?

Crock
Crock
Reply to  Crock
5 years ago

@Crock:
Sorry: Berrios/Cano or Dee Gordon/Sonny Gray?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
5 years ago

Good to see Sal Romano found work after Don Draper fired him for blowing the Lucky Strike account after refusing Lee Garner Jr.’s advances.

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

@Grey: hahaha. I know, right? Whatever happened to taking one for the team? So to speak.

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Duffy or Arrieta? Or is it close?

Jeff
Jeff
5 years ago

Hey Grey –

Saves + Holds league. I have Jansen. How would you rank the following for opportunities and not blowing up other stats (K/9, WHIP, ERA)?

Justin Wilson, Kirby Yates, Ryan Madson, Anthony Swarzak, Nick Vincent, Matt Belisle, Aroldys Vizcaino, B Treinen

Thanks,
Jeff

Brett
Brett
5 years ago

Keeper question

12 team league we keep 5 260 auction budget 6×6 ops and hold the extra categories. Drafted players can be given a contract after year 2 for up to an additional 4 years with their price increasing $5 each year of the contract. I already have Machado under a contract.

Can you rank these keeper options. I have put an * if they are eligible for a contract after next year

1. Freeman $18 for 1 year or can contract for $23 in 18 and $28 in 19
2. Moncada* $2 for 2 years
3. Lamb* $7 for 2 years
4. Benintendi* $11 for 2 years
5. Bellinger $5 for 1 year
6. Devers $5 for 1 year
7. Nelson $5 for 1 year

Thanks

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
5 years ago

Albies and Amed?

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Ok I know this is a joke at this point but I am apologetically serious, A. Simmons or Albies ROS?

Simmons has been solid am I just ungrateful? I am getting trigger happy … The playoffs approach, yo!

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: ok!

Milarky
Milarky
5 years ago

Keeping in mind that I could use some SBs (though not at all costs), which two of these terrible choices at OF would you go with for next week?

DeShields
G. Polanco
Kepler
Buxton

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Thanks – which of the others? I need to go with two of those listed…

dtbran
dtbran
5 years ago

Would you bench any of Pollock (@ SF Bumgarner) CDavis / AJones ( home vs Verlander) to play ODB @ Coors tonight?

Jonathan A
Jonathan A
5 years ago

Duffy, Mchugh, Lynn, Godley rank ROS

Big Dog
Big Dog
5 years ago

Grey or JeF or both:

Would stream any or all of these guys tonight. Please don’t ask me to check SON because the SON hates me. :-)

Conley @ ATL
Dickey vs MIA
E. Rodriguez vs. CHW

Conley and Dickey have been hot. ERod has the best match but has been brutal.

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

How about Lamet tomorrow at Piitsburgh?

Ben
Ben
5 years ago

Gardner or Dyson ROS? Primarily care about SBs. Thanks!

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
Reply to  Ben
5 years ago

@Ben: based on SBs alone, go with Dyson — but that’s *all* he’s going to get you

Bac
Bac
5 years ago

5×5 OBP

1) Eickhoff has been good but I won’t be starting him in Coors next week. Drop for Sims, Weaver or stream? (Top streamers are the kuhl, JC Ram, lamet types)

2) Cozart and M Taylor coming off DL. Which 2 to drop amongst Cozart, Taylor, Semien, Franco, Parra?

Thank you!

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
Reply to  Bac
5 years ago

@Bac:
1) check the schedule again: Eickhoff isn’t pitching at Coors this weekend — his next starts are @ATL and @SD, so hold
2) drop Semien and Franco (or maybe make some 2-for-1 offers to try to get something back from their name-value)

Bac
Bac
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Sims home against Miami then away at stl. Weaver is away CIN then home Atl but might not start due to wainwright. So, Eickhoff seems to be the choice as yabu said. Thanks to you both

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
5 years ago

Correct MI rankings (10 tm H2H OPS league)?
Cozart, Semien, Arcia, Albies.

Cozart reportedly back tomorrow.

Randy BoBandy
Randy BoBandy
5 years ago

I will pander to your Albies suggestion – should I kibash Bour for him? Other DL spots are already filled.

And the Hoobastank reference yesterday was appropriate for throwback Thursday.

mrm3711
mrm3711
5 years ago

Hey Grey, I’m trying to round my pitching staff into shape before the yoffs (12-team standard Y!, 6 teams make it and I’m sitting 5th), here’s what I have:

SP: Kluber, Carrasco, Rich Hill, Tai Walker, Godley, Faria, Gausman, [Streamer]
RP: Neris, Rodney, Dyson

Any of those starters I should ship out for another streamer slot or SAGNOF guy, or because the regression fairies are about to sink their teeth in? Thanks as always mi amigo.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  mrm3711
5 years ago

@mrm3711: Not sure who is available on your wire but your closers are…not good. Dyson will be out of a job in a week or two. Lose Gausman for a Treinan or Vizcaino type closer.

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: the closer market is completely barren, Viz and Treinan are long gone. There’s one guy in our league who has a no-starters team so he has 10 closers and that has destroyed the market. Might have to trade for them.

Top RP available are guys like Brach, J Wilson, M Givens, LeClerq, Blevins.

mrm3711
mrm3711
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: sending out some feelers with Faria and Gausman, hoping to poach someone like Viz/Treinen/Ziegler before people realize they’re there to stay. Thanks!

Luke T
Luke T
5 years ago

Grey, what do you think of my bellinger for his severino? I need help in ratios and w/qs. His rp eligibility makes him more appealing because I have punted saves. My offense is best in the league and losing bellinger would hurt my feelings more than my team. Thoughts? Also, any good buy suggestions with who I could replace him with? Yhanks for your time.

Damien
Damien
5 years ago

Always a good read Grey!
Shizz has been the Shizz all season!

Please rank for rest of season –
C.Frazier, Y.Moncada, D.Fisher, C.Yelich, M.Brantly.

Thanks!!

Dr Y
Dr Y
5 years ago

trade devers for Donaldson, 10 team mixed keeper auction. only keep 3, devers to struggling team for keepers. $13 in 2018 and $16 in 2019. my team may/may not have keeper room for devers depending on how year plays out. have trea, freeman cheap

Make Richie Sexson Again
Make Richie Sexson Again
5 years ago

Moncada or Villar in a keeper?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Make Richie Sexson Again
5 years ago
Slowmez
Slowmez
5 years ago

Wonderful stuff per usual. Please rank these MI ROS: Nunez, Story, Odor, Albies, A Simmons

Jbona3
Jbona3
5 years ago

I traded Gary Sanchez ($5), Brad Hand ($0), and A. Vizcaino ($0) for Kris Bryant ($32) in a keeper league and the overwhelming sentiment is that I lost the trade…I ask you, Razzball nation, am I missing something?

Jbona3
Jbona3
Reply to  Jbona3
5 years ago

@Jbona3: And I don’t care about “losing” the trade, I wanted Bryant and got him so that’s good enough for me.

Humm Baby
Humm Baby
Reply to  Jbona3
5 years ago

@Jbona3: If you can keep Bryant, or even if you can’t, not sure how you lost the trade. You traded 2 closers who were on waivers 2 weeks ago and a C for Kris F’in Bryant.

asdfasdf
asdfasdf
5 years ago

Hi Grey, in a Points league, would you drop Forsythe for Albies?

ctrengove
ctrengove
5 years ago

Morning, Grey!

McHugh or Morton ROS?

ctrengove
ctrengove
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks!

Follow-up: McHugh or Godley ROS?

Basement Artie
Basement Artie
5 years ago

Hey Grey. Missed out on Odor in two league drafts this year and picked him up in both when panic hit the owners. Picked up Souza and Domingo in both leagues all thanks to your suggestions. Thanks man. I’ll send you half the winnings.

KarlJ
KarlJ
5 years ago

No mention of Hansel Robles and his Jockular Sphyncteritis?

“Hansel Robles said he dealt with pinched genitals and hand numbness during his outing Thursday against the Rockies”

Vaxxen
Vaxxen
5 years ago

12 team keep 5.

My Dee Gordon for his Knebler and Albies

My MI are Gordon and C. Taylor with S. Castro and C. Correa on the shelf, my closers are Rodney and formerly Justin Wilson so I need a closer.

Thoughts? Too risky?

Citizen5
Citizen5
5 years ago

With Correa on the DL I added DeJong and enjoyed the run. But is it time to move on?
Drop DeJong for Bregman, Semien or Galvis?

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Citizen5
5 years ago

@Citizen5: The schmo seems to have worn off, grab Breg

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

Don’t trust Taillon or Clevinger anymore. Would you drop either or both for Morton or Z. Davies? H2h redraft league.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Robert
5 years ago

@Robert: Taillon will redeem himself against the Padres Sunday, book it

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
5 years ago

With Correa on the DL I moved Segura to SS and picked up Cesar H. Love his average and lead-off spot. Should I move Segura back to 2B and then pick up Albies (drop Cesar) to play SS or hold?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Scuffy McGee
5 years ago

@Scuffy McGee: I’d grab Albies…Cesar is pretty safe but Albies has much more upside. I feel like you would be able to pick Cesar back up if need be but if Albies heats up you wont be able to get him.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

10 team OBP limited moves(budget)

Picked up Morrison a couple days ago over Devers as my only bench bat. Did I make a mistake? Should I drop Morrison for Devers or just hold Morrison due to similar production and to not waste a move?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
5 years ago

@bossmanjunior333: I’d want Devers

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

J. Dyson or Cesar ROS? Looking for steals, mostly. Dyson has more, but Cesar was injured for a while.

IV
IV
5 years ago

Good Morning Grey,

6×6 (OPSxQS) Roto/H2H Hybrid, 12 teams, 3 OF started

Give: Yelich
Get: Severino

Need SP, and other OFers are Trout, Marte, Springer (DL), Pham, Parra, Fisher.
Fair?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  IV
5 years ago

@IV: Yes, take Severino

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Do it!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Old School Brother
5 years ago

@Old School Brother: Yeahhhhh Buddy!!!

IV
IV
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: haha, alright. Thanks guys!

Mark
Mark
5 years ago

Keeper question- Goldy or Kluber, Hamilton, Holland. This year and next year. Thank you.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Mark
5 years ago

@Mark: Goldy

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
5 years ago

Should I start Hendricks at home against Nats today?

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
Reply to  HarperBetterThanTrout
5 years ago

@HarperBetterThanTrout:

So sorry. Just read the previous comment

ChiCitySox
ChiCitySox
5 years ago

I have Hendricks, Nova and Rodon all on the bump tonight, I need to start 2 of them. Hendricks and Nova the safe bets?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  ChiCitySox
5 years ago

@ChiCitySox: Yeah. Stay away from Rodon tonight.

Nature Boy
Nature Boy
5 years ago

Please rank ROS in OBP: Nunez, Andrus, Semien?

Woooooo!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Nature Boy
5 years ago

@Nature Boy: Andrus, Nunez

TOGMAN
TOGMAN
5 years ago

12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

Drop R. Martin for C. Vazquez?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  TOGMAN
5 years ago

@TOGMAN: Catcher question! Go sit in the corner and think about what you did. Also, since when do Catchers get QS?

TOGMAN
TOGMAN
Reply to  mcmi11ions
5 years ago

@mcmi11ions: what are you the razzball police?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  TOGMAN
5 years ago

@TOGMAN: I’d hold, both are hitting right now so I’d just stick with Martin.

peacecoast aka the lead greysciple
peacecoast aka the lead greysciple
5 years ago

kiermaier, hicks, mtaylor all coming back from DL soon? do you like any of them? really could use SB. drop grichuk for any of them? also have mallex for SAGNOF

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F

@peacecoast aka the lead greysciple: Sounds like kiermaier had a set back so I’d go with Taylor if you need steals.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Love Taylor

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Old School Brother
5 years ago

@Old School Brother: Love you

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@Ante Galic: love ya too Ante, have a good [email protected]JeF WiTh 1 F: <3

jwo71974
jwo71974
5 years ago

I just dropped Taillon but in looking at steamanator there aren’t many good options in the coming week. Would you stream him against SD in a 10 team roto league?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  jwo71974
5 years ago

@jwo71974: Anyone not on the Mets is streamable against the Padres.

Gator
Gator
5 years ago

Chris Taylor is having a better year than guys like Odor & Boegarts. At 26 and in his prime is this a career year or a true breakout season? Where does he rank for 2018? Top 50? 75? 100? What’s the early 2018 projections for Devers? Top 50? 75? 100?

TheOne
TheOne
Reply to  Gator
5 years ago

@Gator:

Taylor is completely over performing and his good numbers are being driven by inflated ISO and ridiculous BABIP. His contact rates are terrible and so is his K rate. His walk rate is ok but not good enough for a hitter with those contact and K rates. Dont be a sucker to this guys inflated numbers. He is at best a 260-270 hitter. Sell the hype to someone else.

Btw Boegarts is having an off year but Odor is just overrated and just not that good. I did the mistake of overrating that guy and drafted him and it bit me in the ass. If you look at his month to month splits last yr, he puts up the same underwhelming stats month to month but over 6 months the counting stats look good on paper. He might have one month were he will get lucky so his season stats MIGHT look a bit better. That and hes a terrible base runner, his SB% is terrible. Hes ok in roto leagues if you forget about him and just leave him in there. Maybe combine him with a guy like DJ.

Just my 2 cents.

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  TheOne
5 years ago

@TheOne: Did someone pee on your Frosted Flakes this morning?

TheOne
TheOne
Reply to  mcmi11ions
5 years ago

@Gator:

Taylor is completely over performing and his good numbers are being driven by inflated ISO and ridiculous BABIP. His contact rates are terrible and so is his K rate. His walk rate is ok but not good enough for a hitter with those contact and K rates. Dont be a sucker to this guys inflated numbers. He is at best a 260-270 hitter. Sell the hype to someone else.

Btw Boegarts is having an off year but Odor is just overrated and just not that good. I did the mistake of overrating that guy and drafted him and it bit me in the ass. If you look at his month to month splits last yr, he puts up the same underwhelming stats month to month but over 6 months the counting stats look good on paper. He might have one month were he will get lucky so his season stats MIGHT look a bit better. That and hes a terrible base runner, his SB% is terrible. Hes ok in roto leagues if you forget about him and just leave him in there. Maybe combine him with a guy like DJ.

Just my 2 [email protected]mcmi11ions:

Why? Because i gave the guy sound advice? Go verify everything i mentioned and see if im lying. Seems like it upsets you that i actually know baseball

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  TheOne
5 years ago

@TheOne: Did someone pee on your Frosted Flakes this morning?

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Old School Brother
5 years ago
Theone
Theone
Reply to  Old School Brother
5 years ago

@Old School Brother:

Maybe. Did someone serve you a poop sandwich?

Gator asked a great question. Why don’t you give us your opinion on whether this is Taylor’s career year or a true breakout season and why?

Lol Gray gets to be funny because he actually knows his baseball

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Theone
5 years ago

@Theone: We’re busting on you. Unless someone really did pee in your Frosted Flakes this morning. Then you should probably get new roommates.

Have fun and lighten up.

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  mcmi11ions
5 years ago

@mcmi11ions: Since you asked though (and I’m not doing this to be a punk) I did mozy over to Fangraphs and I agree that his BABIP is stupid high, but I also see a guy that is being more selective with pitches, hitting the ball to all fields and not hitting those stupid infield flys that plague weak contact hitters or overzealous power hitters. Is he going to be this good going forward? I dunno. His avg will probably come down some, but there isn’t any reason to say that a change in approach didn’t bring all this on. Wouldn’t be the first time.

I like him, you don’t. Enough said.

Theone
Theone
Reply to  mcmi11ions
5 years ago

@mcmi11ions:

See now we’re talking! Great response!

Its not that I don’t like him, hes just over performing and it wouldnt be fair to him to value him at his current numbers. His skill set number just arent good. I would ride out his hot .400+ BABIP ROS and sell when I see 1st sign of slump. I can easily see this guy hitting 220 rest of way.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  mcmi11ions
5 years ago

@mcmi11ions: Lighten up Francis

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Old School Brother
5 years ago

@Old School Brother: classic!

Gator
Gator
Reply to  TheOne
5 years ago

@TheOne: appreciate the feedback. Thanks

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
5 years ago

Claudio Claudio he’s our man, if he goes multiple innings, then Leclerc can!

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: A day in the lives of two relievers named Alex and Jose as they annoy fans, discuss movies, and play hockey on the Ballpark in Arlington’s roof.

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
5 years ago

A couple of ROS questions

Pick up T Beckham and drop which ( if any ) of the following: T Anderson, Spangenberg, Merrifield.

Pick up Micheal A Taylor and drop which ( if any ) of the following: Rajai Davis, Buxton, Peralta, Merrifield.

As always thanks in advance .

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Ace of Spades
5 years ago

@Robert Glade: Always drop Brajai

Steeve
Steeve
5 years ago

Rosenthal or Greene? Keeper thx

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Steeve
5 years ago

@Steeve: Ken

TheOne
TheOne
Reply to  Steeve
5 years ago

@Steeve:

Rosenthal. Watch him pitch this year and it will erase any doubts. Whatever was going on last year he has completely figured it out and back to being borderline elite

Brian
Brian
5 years ago

16 team 7×7 h2h dynasty that uses OPS and hits. I’m on the cusp on the playoffs, 6 games out currently but my offense has been under performing this year making my team very inconsistent week to week. Started a rebuild last year that proved to be more rapid that expected and made the playoffs and advanced to the semis. This year I sold off a bunch of young assets to make a charge to the top. Hasn’t worked out great (CarGo, Lemahieu, Edwin). Currently lineup is flowers, edwin, lemahieu, story, machado, thames, polanco, carlos gomez, CarGo, Mazara. bench is xander, matt adams, morales. Been offered mccutchen for mazara. Should I keep building for future and hold onto Mazara or go for the more productive player this year hoping he gives a jolt to my offense?

Thanks.

Daniel mansoor
Daniel mansoor
5 years ago

Morning Grey! Was hoping you could gimme some advice on this trade. Guy offered me wil Myers and manae for upton. H2h points league. I just aquirwd trea for Giles and picked up Greene. This is my team.
Bellinger
Marwin
Bregman
Devers
Harper
Cruz
Jd mart
Upton
Thames
On bench amed russel villar TREA CORREA!

Lester archer Salazar berrios faria J gray erod clevinger McCullers
Wade Davis and Greene.

Was thinking of bulking up my staff for the playoffs. Any advice you got would be greatly appreciated.

Marty Jannetty Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty Was Set Up
5 years ago

I’m overloaded at CI, how do you rank: Devers, Bregman, Franco, HanRam ROS?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Marty Jannetty Was Set Up
5 years ago

@Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Bregman, Devers, Hanley, Franco

Marty Jannetty Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty Was Set Up
Reply to  Marty Jannetty Was Set Up
5 years ago

@Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: I shouldve also asked how you rank Bregman and Story ROS at AS now that Bergman has SS eligibility

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Marty Jannetty Was Set Up
5 years ago

@Marty Jannetty Was Set Up: Bregman over Story

Just Busted
Just Busted
5 years ago

Yahoo, H2H, 5×5, 12 team

with Trea Turner o the DL and coming back soon, Bregman on my team, and Semien on waivers, time to drop Story?

Still waiting on sings o’ life

Thanks!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Just Busted
5 years ago

@Just Busted: Redraft or Keeper league?

Just Busted
Just Busted
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: neither, just a standard, one season

Just Busted
Just Busted
Reply to  Just Busted
5 years ago

@Just Busted: hahahah, sorry, I read to fast, redraft. I thought you asked “rookie or keeper” my bad!

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
5 years ago

Hey Grey,

Great writeup. FYI There are two pop-up ads that make it very difficult to post on an iPhone since they redirect you to other pages

Anyways in a shallow 10 team mixed h2h redraft league , how do you rank moncada , Amed, lorenzo Cain, Gallo rest of season

THanks

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Josh-NYC
5 years ago

@Josh-NYC: Cain, Gallo, Moncada

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: stop hating Rosario

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  mcmi11ions
5 years ago

@mcmi11ions: Hate Hate Hate

Brad
Brad
5 years ago

Start Garcia in Cleveland tonight or no?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Brad
5 years ago

@Brad: I wouldn’t

sick reference bro
sick reference bro
5 years ago

Thanks as always bud.

I am wondering if its time to drop Jackie Bradley Jr. in my 10 team OBP league. There are guys like Keon Broxton and Melky Cabrera out there.

Also, wondering if anyone here like EROD or Conley tonight. Thanks as always.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  sick reference bro
5 years ago

@sick reference bro: Bradley can be dropped for Keon if thats your best option…I’m starting both tonight

Adam Magerman
Adam Magerman
Reply to  Grey
5 years ago

@Grey: Conley vs. braves and EROD vs. white sox

gracias

The Mighty NegaDucks
The Mighty NegaDucks
5 years ago

Great write-up Grey!

Keeper league question:

My Bryant for his Freeman and Wood?

How do we feel about Freeman’s wrist ROS and going forward?

Bob Sacamano
Bob Sacamano
5 years ago

Our keeper league trade deadline is August 19th and this year I had to trade Goldschmidt because I’ve had him for 5 years (it’s a rule in our league). I don’t know whether to take this as a beautiful departure (the trade goes through Saturday) or as an Au Shizz scorned :(

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Bob Sacamano
5 years ago

@Bob Sacamano: In my keeper NL only where I have Goldschmidt we’re allowed to hold onto someone forever, paying a 1 round inflation cost each season. The other rule is if you pick up a FA and keep him, then he costs a rd 10 pick going into next year.

Goldy’s rookie season someone dropped him, so I grabbed him as a FA and I’ve had him ever since. Next season I’ll get him in the 4th round. Syndergaard will be a 17th rd pick for me. Strasburg is 13th.

This post serves no other purpose then to toot my own horn.

Oh… Sorry for your loss. Try to remember all the happy times you had with Au Shizz

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  mcmi11ions
5 years ago

@mcmi11ions: That’s a mighty nice horn yer tootin there

Bob Sacamano
Bob Sacamano
Reply to  mcmi11ions
5 years ago

@mcmi11ions: That’s the same reason I had him for 5 years – someone dropped him & you can keep for 5 years in my league if it’s a pickup (only 3 if you trade for/draft them).

Thanks for the condolences, lol

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Bregman has been on fire. Is he an add over Polanco, Moncada, Merrifield?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Alex
5 years ago

@Alex: yes

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Alex
5 years ago

@Alex: Over any of them

Alex
Alex
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
5 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: Dropped Whit. Thanks guys.

Scott
Scott
5 years ago

You mention Cespedes only having 11 hr which is only 2 less than Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera has played in 32 more games. If my math is correct, Cabrera is tied for 42nd in hr by first base eligible players in yahoo this year. And i have stuck with him like a dumb a$$ because i keep saying that he will get hot eventually. It is August and my season is over with.

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
Reply to  Scott
5 years ago

@Scott: If it makes you feel better I never dropped him either, but Schmoak starts for me while Mig rides my bench