I know what you’re all doing. Counting down a New York slugger to home run immortality. Great! Me too! Pete Alonso (4-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 39th homer) moves to within 34 of tying Barry Bonds. That is so laughably funny. You can have an insane year and still be almost half away from Bonds. That’s like Aaron Judge vs. everyone else this year. Almost. Still not quite as ridiculous, but close. Wait, Pete Alonso secured an even more important record — the new Mets’ RBI record (128). So, it’s been truly a fantastic year for Albombso, as he hits .270, and has a legit shot of a top five slot on the Player Rater. A lofty status for a guy who runs like he’s an insect in molasses, though, he does have five steals. For 2023 fantasy, I could see Pete Alonso still being underrated because there is no real speed, and his average this year might be considered fluky-ish, as he’s more of a .255 guy. Think you are selling him short though. For hitters with the most homers in his 1st four seasons, only three guys have more than Alonso: Ralph Kiner, Pujols and Eddie Mathews. 40 homers is the new 60 homers, and do you want a guy who is as much a lock for 40 homers as anyone? Then Albombso! Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Jacob deGrom – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.93. DeGrom’s kryptonite is twelve-hundred feet of foul territory and hitters who will be out of baseball and delivering pizza in a few years.

Seth Brown – 1-for-3 and his 25th homer. There might be hotter guys, but are you talking about their hitting or you talking about what they’d look like on the cover of GQ?

Conner Capel – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. The exceptional news is if you grab him, you can make your opponent even more crazy when they’re losing to a team led by Conner Capel.

Spencer Strider – Hit the IL. Sucks if you lost him in your H2H finals, but I can’t say I’m disappointed in any way that the Braves created a fake injury for him. Only wish they would’ve made up some fake injury like Toejamnasti about three weeks ago to save him some innings, but easy for me to say since I didn’t have him anywhere. Look forward to having him everywhere next year when he can’t get through one game without a six-month IL stint.

Charlie Morton – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.29 vs. Kyle Gibson – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.84. Thank God, this game was delayed long enough to get both starters out of the game, but He must’ve felt bad about cheating to win his H2H playoff, so let the game continue and make both starters’ stats count. And they said God rested on Sunday.

Bailey Falter – 3 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.21. Regression Fairies don’t wear white after Labor Day, and they will destroy your ratios.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 41st and 42nd homer. Schwarber moves to within 19 of Roger Maris, 31 of Bonds. These countdowns are fun!

Art Warren – Had surgery on his UCL. Reds lose Luis Castillo for financial flexibility and Art Warren for elbow flexibility. Just a very smart team.

Nick Lodolo – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.75. Don’t think there won’t be a little up-and-down next year for Lodolo, but this is absolutely the beginning of great things.

Freddy Peralta – 2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.36, as he was activated from the IL. Pitching through shoulder inflammation always works out great. Good stuff from the Brewers!

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 28th homer, and third homer in the last two games. Looking for a guy who could hit seven homers in the last week-plus? As Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!”

Framber Valdez – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 12 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.69. His streak of 25 straight Quality Starts comes to an end, just in time for your H2H playoffs.

Cristian Javier – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.65. Astros’ starters are so good that they shut a guy down three weeks ago, and he’s still pitching incredibly well.

Austin Voth – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks ERA at 4.19. Streamonator hates Voth’s next start, and here’s two Voths against it.

Julio Rodriguez – Hit the IL with “I can’t have anything nice.” I sure hope there’s a cure for that.

Logan Gilbert – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.29. Saturday was an especially painful day. Like it was National Treat Me Like Keibert Ruiz’s Nuts Day.

Luis Castillo – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.06. To celebrate his contract signing with the Mariners, Castillo sucked.

Michael Massey – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Not much in the recent past for Massey, but Edward Olivares (2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI) didn’t homer, but did on Thursday, and everyone loves Oliveras. If you mouth Olivares, it even looks like you’re saying “I love you.”

Mike Trout – 3-for-4, 3 runs and his 37th homer. Honestly, I don’t have Trout anywhere, so it’s neither here nor there for me, but I want him to get 40 homers, just to be in utter disbelief at how good he is with a career-threatening back injury and in only 120 games.

Livan Soto – 2-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs and his 1st steal, and has three straight multi-hit games. Who is this? Literally no idea, but he’s a hot schmotato. Also, different team and game, but if you need steals in this final week, look at Nate Eaton. He’s Eaton up bags.

Reid Detmers – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.88 vs. Joe Ryan – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.70. This matchup was billed as, “Why are two teams that are out of it making their young pitchers gut it out in these final days?” I might be the only one that calls it this.

Johan Oviedo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.13. Oviedo pulls mask off, “Oh my God, that’s not Johan Oviedo! That’s video of Johan Santana! Ahh!” You see Johan Oviedo spending seven years in minors and you’d think the Pirates’ rotation is so stacked he couldn’t crack it. Just terrible teams making terrible decisions. Props to the Braves for not pulling that garbage. Any hoo! Streamonator liked Saturday’s Oviedo start, and doesn’t love his next, and it might be a game-time decision for me streaming him, depending on the Cards’ lineup.

Miguel Andujar – Claimed off waivers by the Pirates. Trading him for, oh, I don’t know, anything the last, oh, I don’t know, three years might’ve been a better move, but what do I know?

Patrick Wisdom – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (25) and legs (8), and 3rd homer in the last four games. Hot schmotato alert!

Adrian Sampson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.23. Streamonator hates Sampson — maybe because he cut his hair? — but I could see grabbing him for his next start.

Joey Meneses – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, and third homer in the last four games. Oh, I see, Meneses isn’t hot every 28 days, he’s hot for 28 days straight. Important distinction when you’re getting your Meneses!

Edward Cabrera – Left yesterday’s start with an ankle injury. Better call an EdCab.

Steven Kwan – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and a slam (6) and double legs (18, 19), hitting .298. You gotta be honest, when I ranked him in the top 80 outfielders back in February, you thought I had slightly lost my mind. Turned out, I absolutely lost my mind, but more about my ranking of Dylan Carlson than Kwan.

Dane Dunning – Will undergo season-ending arthroscopic hip surgery. Rangers are unsure if he’ll be ready for Opening Day. You might say Dane is done’ing.

Madison Bumgarner – Won’t pitch again this season, ending on a high note. Sorry, “high note” there is not being used as it normally would. I mean he had a 4.88 ERA, which is high.

Drey Jameson – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.98. His velocity was down a little in Sunday’s start, but his sliders are pretty nasty, and now I’m absolutely monocle’ing for 2023.

J.D. Davis – 4-for-5 and his 10th homer. Jonathan Davis Davis was a triple triple short of the cycle cycle.

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 31st homer. Macho Macho Manny!

Brandon Drury – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 28th homer. Felt like he came down a bit in the 2nd half, so I did a quick double check on today’s installment of…My thoughts vs. Reality! Turns out my thoughts were right and reality was…well, reality was right too, I guess.

Michael Kopech – Rick Hahn said it’s “up in the air” if Kopech returns this year. Not “up in the hair” that’s James Karinchak.

Luis Robert – Hit the IL with “has been injured for the last three months maybe we should IL him.” Seemed to finally catch up to him trying to play through a sprained wrist by not playing five of seven days each week. By the way, La Russa update:

Davis Martin – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.86. White Sox feel like they need an emotional lift like they got when La Russa was first sidelined. Maybe send the White Sox a note that says, “La Russa won’t return next year either if the White Sox are above .500 the rest of the way.” As for Davis Martin, Streamonator call, and it hates his next, and I don’t disagree.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4 and his 12th homer. Yes, absolutely has been hot schmotato’ing for about a month now, but you know what the fun takeaway here is? Someone’s going to draft him way too early next year on the strength of this September and we are going to laugh.

Dylan Cease – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.06. For those just joining us (though, gotta be honest, weird time to check in for first time on a fantasy baseball site), Cease was a preseason sleeper of mine (along with Shane McClanahan, and countless others). If I were you, I’d listen to everything I say on pitching too.

Tyler Alexander – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.68. You think you’re old? Every time I go to write this guy’s name I instead write Doyle Alexander. For what it’s Cronenworth, Streamonator doesn’t like his next, but I put in bids to grab Alexander in a bunch of weekly FAAB leagues.

Michael Grove – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.07. When Dustin May was IL’d, I looked at grabbing Grove without knowing anything about him just simply because the Dodgers can turn Andrew Heaney into the greatest strikeout arm and Tony Gonsolin into a 1.75 ERA pitcher.

Albert Pujols – 0-for-1. Coolwhip covered for Pants (as Cool Long Johns?) on the Friday roundup and gave you his Albert Pujols fantasy, and I don’t have much to add. I did see a lot of people talk about what Pujols could’ve done if he was never in Anaheim, which got me thinking: What could Mike Trout do without Anaheim? So, I extrapolated out the stats and Mike Trout currently has 900 homers! Just this year! Incredible! Luis Rengifo has 698 homers, by the way. Will be fun to see if he gets to 700 homers.

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer. One of my awful preseason bets was Teoscar winning AL MVP. Can he edge out Judge and Ohtani? Fingers tightly crossed!

George Springer – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer, hitting .264. Not a bad season for a guy who returns 450,000 results when you google “George Springer elbow.”

Alejandro Kirk – 1-for-5 and his 14th homer, hitting .293. Kirk told that ball to beam itself up!

Shane McClanahan – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.51. To all the people drafting McClanananananananan next year in the top five starters, I’d like to shake your hand, wish you luck and tell ya, “It won’t be me.”

Shane Baz – Will undergo Tommy John surgery, and miss 2023. I volunteer my services as the Bad News Guy. As the Bad News Guy, I go to a team, listen as the doctor says a player needs Tommy John surgery in, say, May. Then, I give the team and player three days to come to the only right conclusion — have Tommy John. If they don’t, they send in me, the Bad News Guy, I tell them, “Bad news, you need Tommy John surgery.” None of this crap where players wait five months to come to the same conclusion and waste another entire year. I’m also available for Bar Mitzvahs. “Bad news, you’re only going to get more awkward as you age.”

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Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 months ago

In one league, the only offensive category I care about is HR. Elvis Andrus or Onell Cruz?

Last edited 2 months ago by Norman Ginsberg
herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: early keeper question for 2023. can keep two of the following (lose a pick in the round in parentheses). who do you like?

witt (6)
cease (8)
framber (9)
gausman (10)
chisholm (21)

thanks!

toolshed
toolshed
2 months ago

Andujar DFA’d by NY…claimed by Pit…immediately slots in as the Buccos #3 hitter!

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toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I’m glad baseball is concerned about parity

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
2 months ago

Would you hold onto Dustin May in a 14 team keep 6 league? No open IL spots and am in last week of playoffs fighting for 3rd place and a little bit of cash.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
2 months ago

Im not Grey but I would drop him. You have to go for it.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Sorry didn’t realize it was for third place.

Ben
Ben
2 months ago

Hi Grey, are you starting Gausman home vs NYY tonight? He was great last time out and I generally don’t like to bench my aces, but I don’t love it.

Thanks!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 months ago

And so it is done. A 3rd place finish for the good guys in the ol’ H2H this year. Probably can’t complain after drafting Olson, Eloy, Stanton, India and Franmil within the first 10 rounds…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Unusually for me (haha), I think it might actually be half full this time. Ohtani aside (and Varsho to a much lesser extent), my hitting was pretty tepid overall. Kinda did it with pitching which is not how it normally happens for me.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Olson, right on cue!

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
2 months ago

Well, week 2 of H2H playoffs done.

A. In 1 league, I lost badly; I blame Aaron Judge only hitting 1 homerun; instead of his usual 8. (Oh, and dreadful weeks from Kirby, Bautista, Edman).

B. In the other league, I won handily. My pitching dominated despite 2 clunkers from Castillo. So now, I face Mr. Streamer for the championship. He streams 4 SPs everyday, including lots of garbage. So he always wins K’s & QS, but loses ERA & WH. His strategy would make sense to me if he had more closers. Anyway, I’ll drop 2 SPs after their starts today & tomorrow, and replace them with closers, just to ensure I win saves. Then I just have to win 2 of the 5 hitting categories, since I have the tiebreaker advantage.

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. do you trust acuna to get a full slate of games in this week? alternative would be oscar gonzalez?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
2 months ago

Six adds for the week, which runs from today through October 5th. But don’t really have many potential drops, mostly Rizzo (who’s got pop but has been putrid lately, Luzardo (@NYM), JoMO (PIT, but last three starts were rough), or Robertson (doing well, but Phils gonna Phil). Thoughts?

Available hitters: Renfroe, Seth B.,
Available pitchers: J.Gray (@SEA), Keller (CIN), Kremer (@BOS), Ober (CWS), Quintana (@MIL), and Floro (Marlins facing Mets and Brewers)

Cohen
Cohen
2 months ago

Please pick top 4
Gonzales home vs Tex
Quintana at Milwakee
Lynn at Minny
Mikolas at Milwakee
Cobb home vs Col
Erod home vs KC
Heaney home vs Col
Montgomery home vs Pitt
Peralta home vs Miami

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 months ago

12-team 5×5 redraft league. RBI and SB are mostly irrelevant for my team. Currently rolling with Oswaldo, Miranda, Jung, India and Gunnar.

Replace any of them with any of: Kelenik, K Carpenter, Capel, DeLaCruz, Yaz, Nootbar (is he back?), Akil, Dozier, Rodolfo or Santana?

Thank you sir!

captain obvious
captain obvious
2 months ago

Fantrax sucks. Go somewhere else. It’s bullshit people win just because they have more games played. Like wtf? I get on there daily but this fool must live there. It’s bullshit. Go to yahoo.

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  captain obvious
2 months ago

The website sucks balls too. Fuck fantrax. They’re terrible.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  captain obvious
2 months ago

Yeah, 371 moves in 173 days. How is it possible to make 2 moves a day?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  captain obvious
2 months ago

Haha someone last year finished top 5 overall with barely any moves. That same person is also fighting for first in the FCL with a guy who has made 400 more moves than him! Get a sack.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

Who could that be?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

And technically, 8th isn’t Top 5. And he’s only made 31 moves, so you still made 3 times as many as he has.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

Hahah dammit Vin i thought it was 6th but my point still stands!
if I lose in FCL cuz guy made 500 moves vs my 100 I ain’t blaming moves for coming in second.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

If I finish 7th, I’m definitely blaming all the moves that Vin guy made.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

HA

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Haha. He certainly didn’t help.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yeah, all you need to see is the first episode.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Yes it’s not good I did keep watching it cuz the Football was a bore fest last night. It had potential and falls flat instead.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

There is no depth to the plot. They intertwine a real 911 call into second episode and it goes no where. I would have rather seen the American Crime Story version of this one!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

I gave you Straw tho!
If one thing I did do was stream my way to the most steals btw Straw really sucked this year. Was that the most uneventful trade in RcL history?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  frankgrimes
2 months ago

haha. Certainly the most discussed in the uneventful category. Yeah, you’re Top 20 overall in steals.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  VinWins
2 months ago

Nice… Next year I’ll say it was top 5!

Show Me the Money
Show Me the Money
2 months ago

Sites do not have Singer down for two starts..or even one…the rest of the season. Is there any insights any one has on this? Thanks!

Show Me the Money
Show Me the Money
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Me neither. Is it because KC has not decided? Do you go with him over Keller who has two home starts? Thanks! And where is Seiya Suzuki? Did he go to Japan for his kid’s birth and can’t get a visa?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Show Me the Money
2 months ago

You can’t really depend on any predictive starts for last ten days of the season.

im on fire streaming as everyone knows if you need any help hahaha

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Show Me the Money
2 months ago

I think Streamonator just updated. Looks like @ CLE twice.

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
2 months ago

Hi Grey,

I really appreciate all your hard work!

  1. I have only three games that I can play a first baseman out of the remaining 9. I have Rowdy Diaz, Nathanian Lowe, Ty France and CJ Crown, I can also pick up Joey Menases, Brendan Donovan or Carlos Santana. Who would you play for these three games?

2.For 3B, I can play a player for all the remaining games. I have Ty France, Brendan Donovan, Luis Rengifo or Kyle Farmer. I can also pick up Gio U. What is your recommendation regarding these last nine games.

Thanks again for all your help! I did play both Lodolo and Javier as you had suggested! Well done!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thank you!

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
2 months ago

Currently taking that Jon Heyman article about Judge having the greatest season of all time and replacing Judge’s name with Joey Meneses.

Nitro
Nitro
2 months ago

Championship week.
J Miranda 6 White Sox, 3 Detroit
B Donovan 2 Milwaukee, 6 Pittsburgh
E Andrus 6 Twins 3 San Diego
O Cabrera 3 Toronto 4 Texas 3 Baltimore.

Please rank
Thanks for all so far this year!

Smitty
2 months ago

Best stick ROS – L. Voit or K. Carpenter? Thinkin Carp

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

OK I’ll roll with Voit, thanks!

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Would you consider K. Carp over either Kelenic or E. Olivares?

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks again! Hoping my other team “No Chance” holds on in our early November draft, that would be grand.

Smitty
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Gonna need it thanks brother man

Troy
Troy
2 months ago

Who’s the better keeper Kirby or Lodolo?

Hepcat13
Hepcat13
2 months ago

Great write up! In the championship in all three of my H2H leagues thanks to your wisdom!
Braxton Garrett-you trust him for his final two: 9/29 @Mil, 10/4 ATL (home)?
Thanks!

Russ
Russ
2 months ago

Just curious and sorry if this has been asked before. But have you ever done writing for a late night TV show of any kind or any TV show for that matter? It seems like you would be perfect for that

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

I figured that was the case, these daily write-ups are basically a late night opening monologue for us fantasy baseball nerds. Makes sense it would translate to TV. Love the work and would love to see/hear it outside of the baseball realm as well

herschel
herschel
2 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start one of the following:

cobb – vs ari, @ sd
ryan – @ det, vs cws
stroman – vs ph, @ cin

also, who do you like for sagnof?

floro or phillips?

thanks as always and enjoy the long winter….

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
2 months ago

1) How we feeling about Berti this last week? Will they play him and let him run so he can get SB title? It’s him or Miranda at 3B for me. SB more important than HR for me. But BA, R and RBI are important as well.

2) They bumped Max Fried out of an easy 2 start schedule to face Mets on Friday 9/30. He could also pitch the last day, Weds 10/5, but I imagine he won’t if Braves are wild card bound. He likely will if the final game decides it. Thinking of only starting 2 start pitchers this week so I can run out 4 closers. That means I’m also sitting Max Scherzer for his one start vs Atl.

I’m tied for first right now. 3 points at stake w Saves. 2 points with Ks, but the other guys have 14 and 18 starts, and even if I ran out the Maxes, I’d only be at 11 or 12. 1 point at stake w WHIP, and I’m up 3 wins over the guy with 18 starts. So, everything is important, but I think I need to be willing to lose a few points to gain a few points or I run the risk of losing points and not gaining any. So here’s how I’m lining up:

Closers: Diaz, Helsley, Bautista, Fairbanks (he’s gotten all 4 of their last 4 chances and he’s lights out rn)
Starters: Musgrove (LAD, SF), Quintana (PIT, PIT), T Walker (MIA, WAS), Wheeler (CHC, WAS), Kershaw (COL, possibly last day vs COL as well and I think it’s likely vs giving him like 10 days of rest, the big boy is better served warm)

Sitting: Scherzer v ATL and Fried v NYM

How does this look? Should I put in Fried instead of Fairbanks, or maybe Walker? Walker tho I think could win twice. Any advice?!

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Don’t think he’s injured. MIA just might give younger guys some playing time. And Mattingly is on way out, so not sure who is making decisions and why. Mattingly would probably let Berti go for the SB title, old school style.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Do you think C Javier will make another start this week or is he worth dropping? H2H finals and we only get 5 moves per week. I have Daza and Ryan McMahon in my lineup and don’t like them this week away from Coors. Debating dropping one of them for a better bat or dropping Javier instead.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Or Freddy Peralta. Will he make another start?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ok. Who do you like to pick up? I could use SBs obviously like anyone but here are the players I am looking at. This is the order that the Robot has them for this week.

Pham
Verdugo
Jose Miranda
Lane Thomas (he’s getting SBs)
Luis Rengifo
Berti (also getting SBs)
Taylor Ward
Oscar Gonzalez

The nice thing about Berti and Rengifo is I can plug them in at 3B for McMahon or OF for Daza.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 months ago

Could also go Nate Eaton and have 3B and OF with him with the potential for SBs. The Robot weekly rankings are not high on him though. He does get DET and CLE who may be resting SPs for the playoffs.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Two more questions.
Are you sure about dropping Freddy P? He’s scheduled to get the Marlins which is obviously a great matchup.
Do you not like Berti? The Robot has him ranked highest for SBs this week.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ok thanks Grey. I’ll be panicking all week :)

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 months ago

I could just drop Daza instead. You’d still do Peralta since he threw 2 innings last time out.

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
2 months ago

Did Brandon Marsh cost the Phillies the win yesterday?

He was facing Morton at the bottom of the fifth, two outs and two strikes and the Phillies with a one run lead. Rain is falling hard. Morton throws a strike. Rather than take it and end the inning, Marsh fouled it off. Shortly thereafter, the umps call for the tarp. If the game had gone the full five, with the Phillies up, before the tarps were called, the umps might have called the game after 5 given how long the rain delay ended up being. Instead, the game resumed and the Braves won.

Milarky
Milarky
2 months ago

Hey Grey, would you look at that – Kelenic is alive! This scoring period is for the rest of the season for us. Would you start him in place of any of these guys?

Kelenic 10 (TEX, OAK, DET)
Franmil 9 (PHI, CIN, @CIN)
K. Marte 8 (@HOU, @SF, @MIL)
Carroll 8 (@HOU, @SF, @MIL)

Thanks in advance!

Show Me the Money
Show Me the Money
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

How about Kelenic over Franmil? Thanks.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 months ago

I don’t own Luis Castillo. I know I often bemoan my own misfortune here, but that sucks for Luis Castillo owners. A 9 run lead going into the bottom of the 6th against the Royals. You gotta be thinking, “Even if he gets into trouble, the Mariners’ great pen will be able to hold that lead.” Yuck.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ugh. Rough stuff man. Rough stuff.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

And what the hell was going on with DeGrom? Once again, don’t own him, but when his owners see he has that matchup they probably have walk around backwards to hide their tumescence .

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

At least it was considerably better than the George Kirby, who I did own, start last Thursday.

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
2 months ago

Ward (3 vs. OAK, 3 vs. TEX) or Meneses (3 vs. ATL, 4 vs. PHI) in weekly H2H?

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
Reply to  Marty the Celery Salesman
2 months ago

Kemp (3 @LAA, 3 @SEA) also available.

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Okay! Ward or Rizzo this week?

Marty the Celery Salesman
Marty the Celery Salesman
2 months ago

Please pick three for weekly H2H:
Ober – CHW & @DET
Bradish – @BOS & @NYY
Kaprielian – @LAA & @SEA
Wright – NYM
Lodolo – @CHC
Cortes – BAL

Steinbrenner Youth
Steinbrenner Youth
2 months ago

Do I have the cajones to bench Riley for my ten day championship week? Points league and he is in a major funk. Seth Brown my best alternative. Go big or go home right? Other options are Capel and Naylor.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Steinbrenner Youth
2 months ago

Brown has 3 lefties in the last 9 games, so he likely won’t even start those. Same with Naylor. So that leaves your choices between Capel and Riley. I know Riley has stunk, but I think I’d ride with him. Either way, good luck!

Cubby
Cubby
2 months ago

Do you believe in Michael Massey and Luis Ortiz long term? They seem like more than hot schmoatos right now with legitimate upside….possibly in 2023?

Cubby
Cubby
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Is a league with just about 400 players taken deep enough?

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

How do you feel about Kyle Muller’s starts @Was and @Mia? Pick two of Muller, Flaherty, Roasney, Bradish, Wesneski to close out the year. Thanks!

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Tom
2 months ago

Oh hey, me again. Throw Cody Morris in the mix as well.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Ah, my bad!

Muller @WAS @MIA
Flaherty vsPIT @PIT
Bradish @BOS @NYY
Wesneski vsPHI @CIN
Morris vsTB vsKC

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
2 months ago

Trying to fight off elimination in my H2H championship series this week. Your opinion on a few lineup calls would be much appreciated. I need 3 of the following:

Brandon Drury vs. LAD (facing 3 LHP)
Wander Franco @ CLE (left hand injury has me nervous)
Riley Greene vs. KC
Mitch Haniger vs. TEX
Jon Berti @NYM, @MIL

Which 3 would you go with? Thank you!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 months ago

Hey Grey – great weekend roundup! Alonso has been awesome to own this year!

I’m in the finals of my H2H matchup this week and would like your thoughts on some pitching lineup decisions:

1) can play 5 SPs a week and need to sit 3 from the list below:

Robbie Ray 2 starts: TEX / OAK
Triston McKenzie 2 starts: TB / KC
Kerahaw COL
Wheeler 2 starts @CHC / @WSH
Framber TB
Severino 2 starts: @TOR / BAL
Nola @CHC
McCullers ARI

Which 3 would you sit?

Thanks!
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks Grey! I’m going with you and a repeat championship hopefully! Agree it’s a tough decision but better to have options!

Sweet Charles
Sweet Charles
2 months ago

Pick 3 out of 5 to start. Trey Mancini with 5 games this week. Triston Casas with 7. Austin Hays with 7. Jarred Kelenic with 6. Dermis Garcia with 6

Freedminds
Freedminds
2 months ago

Final week, which 2B would you start rest of the way,

Segura, Nick Gordon, or Hoerner ?

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks !

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
2 months ago

Grey, you starting Elder @ WAS or Roansy Contreras home to CIN anywhere today ?

Such a small game slate tonight I’m looking for some cheap wins

bobeinweck@gmail.com
2 months ago

Thanks for a fun, informative season. I don’t know how you do it, but you are the best.

scoboticus
scoboticus
2 months ago

Goldy has been horrible for a long time now. Never really noticed until I was looking for people to drop for streamers.

NUX
NUX
2 months ago

Ji Hwan Bae SAGNOF alert this week (and next year?)

Show Me the Money
Show Me the Money
2 months ago

In a 12 team with a small lead. Last scoring period is the remainder of the season. Please rank the following pitchers 1-3.
Heaney @SD COL
Luzardo @NYM ATL
Keller. CIN STL
Ober. CHW @DET
Wentz. KC MN
Contreras CIN @STL

ALSO, which two and which order for last 10 days but it is a keeper league so if even,the keepers.
Kelenic (10 home games but Julio maybe back)
Franmil
Olivares
Seth Brown
Tovar
Voit
Nootbar
Thanks for all your help!

Jimmy
Jimmy
2 months ago

Thanks for all the great advice this year! 2 points out of first need wins and 1 point in WHIP…I have 6 starts left… do I start Elder against the Nats or Severeno against The Jays? I have a two start week with Manoah! 13 team dynasty 5×5

sandukes
sandukes
2 months ago

Alright Grey, made it to the Championship! Some roster Qs…

1) Need an extra OF bat.. whos your top 2 of..
K Carpenter, G Sheets, M Straw, N Gordon, T Kemp, L Thomas, B Marsh

2) Stroman… hanging onto him for vs CIN on Sun… but for Tues vs PHI is he a sit or start?

3) Kimbrel, hold or swap for one of the below?
Herget, Holmes, Karinchak, Chapman, Phillips

4) Top 2 end of week streamers from the list below?
Sampson vs CIN, Suarez vs TEX, Wentz vs Min, Civale vs KC, Flaherty vs Pit, Ober @ Det

Thank you as always

sandukes
sandukes
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

Thanks!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
2 months ago

last period of the year (12-team 5×5 redraft league). Only pitching categories that matter at this point are W, K and WHIP.

1) Please rank:
Singer @CLE ($4.2) and @CLE ($6.6)
Stroman vPHI (-2) and @CIN (19.2)
Marquez @SF (13.8) and @LAD (1.4)
Civale vKC (16.6)

2) I can start Ranger Suarez @ CHC (9.2) and @HOU (-17.7) in one of my RP slots. Worth the gamble? He give me a better chance of wins and K’s than a closer (LeClerc, Soto, Herget, Schreiber), but need WHIP too. @ Hou is one of the last games of the season, maybe they are resting the regulars?

3) Please rank the RPs, given that Saves are not important:
LeClerc, Soto, Herget, Acevedo, Schreiber

Thank you.

Last edited 2 months ago by Five-on-One
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 months ago

Hey Grey! Final lineup lock to hopefully secure the crown. Currently in 2nd 2.5 behind first, with a number of spots to gain (or lose) points.

1. If I can close an 8 rbi gap I can get 2 points there. Would you start Rowdy over Pujols for this last 1.5 weeks? Tron is very down on Pujols – he’s been really great lately but now he hit 700 and is facing all RHP rest of season (.204 avg). Rowdy’s been meh but seems a better shot for RBI and he faces mostly RHP (his best side) and has 9 games (v STL MIA @SD) instead of Pujols’ 8. Edward Olivares (9 games @DEt @CLE) is another options.

2. W SV (and to a lesser extent k) are the other big categories. Sewald hasn’t gotten a save in a bit, but if I get 1 save I get 0.5 pt, 2 and I get a full point. To start Sewald I’d need to bench one of:
– Heaney (allegedly 2 starts one being last game of season – either both v COL or one of those two @SD)
– framber (listed as two starts but roster resource says 1 v rays and I trust roster resource)
– Javier (1 start v rays)
– Wright (maybe 2 starts. First is def v Mets. He’s scheduled to start last game of season if regular 5 man rotation)
– Domingo German (my worst pitcher but he’s lineup up to get 2 v BAL @ TEX if he starts the last game, which seems likely since I doubt he’s starting in playoffs).

So who would you bench to start Sewald?

3. Do we trust CJ Abrams to keep schmotatoing (or at least not crater) in this last week? It’s him or Gorman (minors) or B Lowe (IL) so as long as we think he won’t hit 220 with zero stats, I’m buying haha

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
2 months ago

now there’s some ambiguity on Wright (now listed on some spots for 10/1 v degrom which would mean 1 start not 2)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks – with Wright probably only getting 1 start v NYM, you’d rather have Wright start over Javier against rays?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
2 months ago

thanks!

Bish
Bish
2 months ago

Grey, is it worth dropping Mullins for Kwan ros points league?

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
2 months ago

Oh great Grey,

I need as many points as I can get this last week and a half of the season. Who would your top two pitchers be based on this?

Carrasco MIA; WAS
McCullers AZ; PHI
Nola @ CHC; @Hou
Quantrill TB; KC
Snell LAD; CHW
Wacha BAL; @Tor
Webb COLO; AZ

galica1234
galica1234
2 months ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!!

a. Loved it. Signed up Livan Soto thinking he was related to Juan, saw he wasn’t then dropped him in time for his last two games.

b. Judge, Garcia, Jul-Rod and Alonso in my weekly roto 5×5 12-team dynasty league. Of course first in all offensive categories.

ROS question?

Oswaldo Cabrera, India, Aranda

c. George Carlin quote of the day for September 26, 2022

‘So maybe it’s not the politicians who suck; maybe it’s something else. Like the public. That would be a nice realistic campaign slogan for somebody: “The public sucks. Elect me.” Put the blame where it belongs: on the people. Because if everything is really the fault of politicians, where are all the bright, honest, intelligent Americans who are ready to step in and replace them? Where are these people hiding? The truth is, we don’t have people like that. Everyone’s at the mall, scratching his balls and buying sneakers with lights in them. And complaining about the politicians.

For myself, I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way. On Election Day, I stay home. Two reasons: first of all, voting is meaningless; this country was bought and paid for a long time ago. That empty shit they shuffle around and repackage every four years doesn’t mean a thing. Second, I don’t vote, because I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. I know some people like to twist that around and say, “If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain.” But where’s the logic in that? Think it through: If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and you screw things up, then you’re responsible for what they’ve done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote—who, in fact, did not even leave the house on Election Day—am in no way responsible for what these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess you created. Which I had nothing to do with. Why can’t people see that?’

From Napalm and Silly Putty (2001)

Cheers,
Ante