Filling out an Evite, “You are invited to join us as our son Rafael Devers is called to the Torah for his Star Mitzvah.  At 10 o’clock in the morning at Temple Kev-in Youkilis across from Merloni’s Bar & Grill. A lunch of kugel and hot dogs will follow the ceremony. In lieu of gifts, please send prayers that Nathan Eovaldi can actually close games. Good Chavis to all.”  Been meaning to send these Evites out for a while, but I was waiting for Devers to finish his Hebrew classes and Alex Cora to name a closer. Yesterday, Devers went 4-for-5, 6 RBIs with his 13th and 14th homer, hitting .329. Think it might be surprising how well Devers is actually doing.  On the Player Rater, he’s breathing down the top 10 for all of fantasy. You hit for a high average, steal some bases, hit some home runs, and hit in the middle of a great lineup? Yeah, that was the recipe for fantasy latkes Andrew Benintendi had been using to make himself a top 20 player previously. Now he’s making the wackness.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

David Price – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.33.  Does that count as shoving? Have you heard this? When pitchers throw well people are saying the pitcher shoved. I’m not a snowflake (that I know of), but that sounds effin stupid.  I’d take the term ‘shove’ and shove it. Nah’mean?

Christian Vazquez – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. He had ten homers in four seasons combined!  Our Commissioner Manfred, “Hey, look at the birdie!” as he slides juiced balls into the umpire’s ball pouch.

Trent Thornton – 2 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.18.  When you’re pitching for the BJs, you kinda have to suck.  Comes with the job.

Danny Jansen – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer.  Not bad for the kid who played Jonathan on Who’s the Boss? Their question mark, not mine.

Luke Voit – Hit the IL with an ab strain. He should do crunches like me. I tape Nestle candy to my stomach as I’m sneaking into the theater then when the usher asks what that noise is under my shirt, I say, “I’m doing crunches.”  Kinda glad Voit was IL’d rather than him try to play at some point this week and have the IL stint end up some time in August. Hopefully, he’s able to return soon after the break.

Logan Morrison – Requested his release from the Yankees.  This is like when your friend says he wants to divorce his wife, who is way too good for him and you’re like, “Dude, just because the barista put a heart in the latte foam does not mean she’s into you.”

Domingo German – Will be activated from the IL today vs. the Mets. I looked to grab him in all leagues. Of course, I was unsuccessful because Grey can’t have wonderful. Stupid karma from past lives!

Steven Matz – Was moved to the bullpen until the break. Since Matz has a 6.10 ERA for the 1st time through the order, this sounds like a move that could pay off immediately for opposing hitters.

Zack Wheeler – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.42.  Told you to buy Wheeler low about three starts ago. Since then, 4 ER in 19 1/3 IP with 20 Ks. Yup.

Jose Urquidy –  3 2/3 IP, 2 ER as he was called up to pitch in Coors. His minor league numbers are goofy spectacular (104/15 K/BB in 76 2/3 IP), so I’m at least cyclops’ing him, and at worse–Wait, ‘at worse’ is ‘at least,’ isn’t it? Hmm, painted myself into a semantics corner.  On a side note, Jose Urquidy used to go by the name Jose Hernandez, but changed it, and is claiming he’s only 24 years old. I wonder if we’re going to be singing about the dawning of the age of Urquidy!  The age of Urquidy! (That’s only lyrics I know from that song.)

Yuli Gurriel – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .272.  After the game, he called his son, Lourdes, asking, “Did you watch what your daddy did?”  Lourdes sighed loudly, like a brat, then, “It was in Coors.”

Trevor Story – 2-for-5, 1 run as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I drank two five-hour energy drinks and I can hear my own hair growing.”

Jake Odorizzi – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.15.  Thrashed my ERA then came out of the game with a blister.  What’s worse, the only known cure is Moises Alou peeing on his hand.

Jason Castro – 3-for-4, and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .248.  A Castro hasn’t been this big of a hit since Che Guevara was wearing shirts with his own face.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .247.  He’d be on pace for 45 homers if he didn’t miss five weeks.  Zoinks!

Ross Stripling – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.45.  At no point this season has he shown me he’s capable of starting this year.  Streamonator thinks his next start is a go, and I think the robot doesn’t realize how off Stripling’s been this year.

Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Look at that, Kiké showing up on the day of Rafael Devers’s Star Mitzvah.

Kyle Hendricks – 3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.45 as he was activated from the IL.  I blame Hendricks for not coming back a day earlier to help me avoid Adbert Alzolaying the egg.

Adam Frazier – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .276, raising his average 24 points in two games. Something like nine for his last ten, and holy hot schmotatoes; he’s Batman!

Juan Soto – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .301.  Stay thirsty, Sexy Dr. Pepper!

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, and his 25th homer in the last three days.  Eugenio did a 180 from his month of June when he hit .180, or a 360 to his May when he hit .360, depending on his agility.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th homer, hitting .242.  When Puig lets one fly!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Eric Thames – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and his 3rd homer in four games.  I keep saying hot schmotato and grab him, but I’m not sensing the urgency. He can be a top 50 bat in the 2nd half.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-5 and his 31st homer.  About to start calling him Christinsanity.

Tyler Beede – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.64.  I could be remembering this wrong, but I feel like this is the 1st time all year I randomly streamed a guy and it worked out.

Evan Longoria – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homers, and three homers in the last two games, and left is right and right is rain and Longoria is actually hot.

Kevin Pillar – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, and his 2nd four-hit game in the past three games.  Okay, weird, wacky stuff, but the Giants hitters are about as hot as anyone right now.

Matt Strahm – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.42.  Strahm is so broke I hope he’s fixable, but I wouldn’t be hoping for that while he was on my team.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-4 and his 25th homer.  I only say this, like, three times a week, but I can’t get over that Wil Myers (1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer) became a bench bat for the Padres.  So crazy. Maybe they’ll trade him at the deadline and stockpile more future sexpots.

Brandon Lowe – 3-for-3, 2 RBIs and slam (16) and legs (5), but then was removed from the game with a right leg contusion.  His left leg was like, “Yo, you gonna keep limping or get that checked out?” Legs stick together, especially when it’s humid.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.36.  Season-high strikeouts for Morton. You need to have ice in your veins to sell a guy who is at his absolute peak. But you ever peer over the side when at the peak? You’re peering down, aren’t you? You’re not peering up, are you?  Dude, I’m being philosophical!

Chance Sisco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, 3rd homer in the last four games and, well, he’s only had 49 ABs, so roughly a 50-homer pace. Give him those AB-ABs, and take a Chance on me! No foolsies, I picked him last week, and am kicking myself for dropping him when he had a day off.  Gonna go back in on him when he comes off waivers, if I can get him.

Aaron Nola – 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.89.  Ain’t gonna say I told you he’d bounce back, because, brucely, I didn’t. I thought Nola was headed for a lost season.  Like the season with the hatch or the flash forwards.  Hows’ever, he now has three straight dominant starts (24 IP, 1 ER, 28 Ks), taking his ERA from a miserable 4.89 a full run better in three starts. From the looks of it, he found his feel for the curve. His fastball velocity has been down the last three starts (not terribly), but his curveball effectiveness has moved in a positive direction, which is 12 to 6. The 1st two Quality Starts were against the Mets and Marlins, so I thought it might’ve been matchups, but yesterday’s start in Atlanta was impressive, and vintage Nola, like Paul Prudhomme throwing a chef’s kiss.

Matt Carpenter – Hit the IL with “We can’t keep making up a reason why we don’t want to start him, can someone ask the trainer to make up an injury for him?” It’ll prolly take anywhere from 10 days to two months to heal.

Yairo Munoz – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .316, as he hits near-.400 in the last week.  Since Carpenter’s out, I have some quick love for Munoz.  If a chef is reading, à la Munoz.

Jose Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .285.  This was Jo-Ma’s best game of the season, and best offensive game of the season for any Cards hitter.  Okay, maybe not that, but it feels that way.

Jack Flaherty – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.90.  This won’t be surprising to you; Flaherty won’t be in my top 100 for the 2nd half that’s coming next week, but it would be shocking to March Grey.  *March Grey lowers his Pina Colada in the Maldives, “Don’t speak for me.”

Hunter Pence – Won’t return from the IL after aggravating his groin in rehab games.  What kind of games were they and did they involve keys in a fishbowl?

Elvis Andrus – 1-for-3, 1 run and his 17th, 18th and 19th steal, and one was a steal of home. He’s only the 5th player to steal home three times in a season since 1975.  Find someone who loves you like Andrus loves to steal home.

Delino DeShields – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer.  If this were the 2nd game of the 2015 season, I’d be screaming I told you so about DeShizz.

Mike Minor – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.54.  Regression Fairies take your well-manicured hands and get away from Minor!

Jake Bauers – 4-for-5, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .237. He’s now six for his last seven.  The Ghost of Ted Williams, “That’s pretty good,” then Ted sneezes and, “I feel like I have a head cold.”

Trevor Bauer – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.74.  At least he was staying on brand yesterday with being a PITA.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-3 and his 23rd homer, hitting .238.  Soler hitting ’em where the sun don’t shine!  In the night sky.  What did you think I meant?

Adalberto Mondesi – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, as he was activated from the IL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department climbed on top of a desk and screamed, “We celebrate July 4th because it’s the anniversary of Will Smith’s best movie!”

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CloudTown
CloudTown
2 years ago

Evenin’ Grey!

In my 10tm keeper $340 auction got a trade offer of $15 Soto for $43 Mookie. $5 inflation each year.

I love Sexy Dr. Pepper, nice keeper price but it’s Mookie! Dude’s been trying to get him off me for weeks.

I’m torn!

Thanks!

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
2 years ago

Would you give up Santana or Dahl for Nola?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sorry to keep bugging you with trades…is JoRam/Santana/McKay for Harper too much, fair, or not enough?

Agree With DT
Agree With DT
2 years ago

It is one of those years when pitching defies explanation and the wisdom of the geniuses at Razzball. Alvarado, Allen, Strahm the latest examples and that is just this week. Bad streaming year for you so gonna listen to your hitting advice only lol.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
2 years ago

Happy pre-hot dog eating contest day, Grey!

I fully expect Joey Chestnut to retain the title…but this is a baseball site, but i digress.

Anyway, I’ve had a couple players come off the IL and I need to make some corresponding drops. Could use some help.

League 1 (need to drop 1) – Roster:

c: Realmuto
1b: Alonso
2b: Muncy
3b: Machado
ss: Bogaerts
if: Hiura
of: Trout, Gallo, Y. Alvarez
utl: Ohtani
bn: H. Dozier, Pederson, Kingery

sp: Clevinger, Nola, Kershaw, Lucchesi, Woodruff, Heaney, Paddack, Gallen
rp: Treinen, Giles, Parker, L. Jackson, Oberg
DL: Caleb Smith, Taillon*

*max of 3 players on DL

League 2 (need to drop 2) – Roster:
c: Vazquez
1b: Hoskins
2b: Hiura
3b:Vlad
ss: Baez
of: Acuna, Jimenez, Y. Alvarez
utl: D. Murphy, A. Riley
bn: Castellanos, J. Polanco, Mercado, Buxton

sp: Bauer, Castillo, Paxton, Lucchesi, Paddack, Germain, Gallen, McKay,
rp: Osuna, Iglesias, C. Martinez

Apologies for the long post & thanks in advance

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
2 years ago

ROS Benintendi, Nelson Cruz, Senzel, Corey Seager, Jeff McNeil, Matt Olson or Ohtani in a H2H category league? Thanks Grey

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

I hate this version of Kyle Gibson. This is who is. This is always who he will be. Turn in terrific starts here in there when you would least expect and pitch like garbage in ideal situations.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
2 years ago

Luke Jackson, H Robles, Alvarado, Ian Kennedy or Elias for saves ROS?

Bobbo
Bobbo
2 years ago

12 team 6×6 OPS/QS
Altuve, Goldschmidt, and Fried for Tanaka and Judge?
Altuve, Goldschmidt, Clevinger, Iglesias for Tanaka Judge and Encarnacion?

Bobbo
Bobbo
Reply to  Bobbo
2 years ago

What about Goldschmidt for Encarnacion?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
2 years ago

Thoughts on this trade: Muncy/JoRam/Kingery/McKay for Harper/Chavis/Semien/Plesac…which side?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
2 years ago

Just dropping by to say that my boy Carlos Santana (drafted 13th round/174 overall) is a top-15 player in Yahoo OBP leagues and is a top-5 1B and 3B.

Thanks for listening.

#notsohumblebrag

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Though I also drafted Alvarado so what the fuck would I know?

What an outing.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

For me it was one of those ones where so much damage had been done, I kinda wanted it to keep going, just to see how bad it could get.

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

12 Team H2H Categories Ws & QS

I give: Keuchel, Senzel

I get: Bumgarner

Would pick up Pollock to replace Senzel. Do it? Is the pitching upgrade enough to lose Senzel for?

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
2 years ago

Tough one here. Points league utility spot only have space for 1, kingery or puig?

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Is it close in your head? I’m curious.

Ivanmakebasket
Ivanmakebasket
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ty

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
2 years ago

looks like somebody came for his end of the bargain on STELLA! my guess if this was a horror movie tale they sent the dead hand coming out of the floor of t.williams to yank at his leg to make him pay his end of the bargain.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

“the shin is due NOW mr STELLA!” (loud scary voice coming from seemingly nowhere, but has hints of the floor or below it)
stella: hey i haven’t been hitting that many HR’s lately
devil/demon (whichever): maybe not, but look at that OPS, and you still have more HR’s now than what rest of entire career or so right, plus you signed the contract, no talking yr way out now
stella: (realizes no way to weasle out now, thinks of claiming he was drunk when he signed it and getting a lawyer might work)
devil/demon: (can read thoughts of course): humf!

big league choo
big league choo
2 years ago

10 team dynasty obp

Drop one of hampson, odor, Jorge mateo or hold thru deadline

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

12 Team H2H Categories Ws and QS

1. Would you drop Gallen for Caleb Smith? and if so would you make that move right now?

2. Would you still drop Senzel to pick up AJ Pollock?

Thank You!

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Someone wants Trevor Story for Max Muncy straight up. I have wanted Muncy since I missed in the draft and won’t consider it unless I can get some pitching back in return. He has Bieber, Berrios I can target.

Would you trade Story and Gallen for Muncy and one of those two starting pitchers?

chris pierce
chris pierce
2 years ago

Grey, whose your buy low 2nd half?

YC
YC
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I think he’s asking what player who’s underperformed in the first half would you try and buy low for the second half (like Khris Davis, Goldie, etc). But I could be wrong.

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

What about just offensive players? Betts would be too expensive. Thinking more along the guys like Castellanos,Odor, wil Myers.

Like to see Castellanos to Brewers and play 3rd.

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sure why not. He played 3rd for Detroit. Shaw is awful. Moose can play 2nd. The rookie stunk his first time up, don’t think he sticks.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Primetime
2 years ago

are you talking about hiura and his .832 OPS as having “stunk”. what. trout never was close to that good his first few times up

Kyle
Kyle
2 years ago

Which of these RPs would you lose first in a SV+H league: Pressley, Robles, Neris, or Shawn Kelley

Y
Y
2 years ago

Start Olson or Laureano vs Min (Gibson) in a points league

Francisco DeLaTorre
Francisco DeLaTorre
2 years ago

H2H Redraft

I had been punting catcher but would you roll with Vazquez , Garver or disco?

Thanks have a happy 4th!

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
2 years ago

10-team shallow standard roto redraft league.

C Sanchez
1B Bell
2B Baez
3B Rendon
SS Story
OF Yelich
OF Acuna
OF Hoskins
UTIL Mondesi
UTIL Yordan
BENCH E. Rosario (IL)
BENCH Lourdes Gurriel

I was offered Soto for both Lourdes and Yordan. Take Soto or is Yordan going to light up pitchers ROS?

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I was also offered Moose for Lourdes and Yordan too. Would you take Moose too?

I’m not sure where he would fit in my lineup or who he would be an upgrade over.

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

They were two separate offers from two teams.

The Soto team owner has a history of kicking tires and backing out on deals. I haven’t received the actual trade request, just an email. Wanted to know if he did back out if you would take Moose for Yordan. I’m not sure I would, because I don’t know where to play him, except maybe move Rosario in place of Hoskins who goes to the bench and place Moose in UTIL and I don’t see much advantage to doing that.

I have to drop Lourdes when Rosario comes of IL so either would essentially be a trade for Yordan.

abmsports23
abmsports23
2 years ago

In need of some MI help with Tim Anderson going down and Lowe hitting himself in the shin. Would you drop Christian Walker or Yuli for Adam Frazier, Galvis, Sogard, or Kipnis?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 years ago

Is Rich Hill worth dropping for Danny Salazar?

Julio Urias is available is my 10 team league. Any chance he is starting again this year?

hankg
hankg
2 years ago

Replace Molina with either Sisco, Vazquez or Jansen?

Also best bench bat – Franmil, Olson, Laureano, Soler, Chavis or Thames?

Thanks!

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

Thaiss finally called up. Looks like LaStella Artois is not playing in AS game afterall.

Hopefully Bour is DFA’d soon…

Cable
Cable
2 years ago

h/h points 12 team redraft ….what OFer would you take back for T Turner ….

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
2 years ago

Great write-up Grey!

Couple of dynasty trades I need help with. Which side in both?

1) Benintendi and Paxton for Scherzer and Gallo
2) Benintendi and Paxton for Scherzer and Ohtani

Thanks!
LG

Mex
Mex
2 years ago

5×5 roto

1) Rest of the season: Giolito or Ryu? Is it close?

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

guy is offering up non-savable Cole and Wheeler…he asked about my savable Ryu or Giloito…I need some pitching and am going for it this year. Either one is a fair deal for Cole and Wheeler, right?

Mex
Mex
2 years ago

5×5 roto

1) Rest of the season: Giolito or Ryu? Is it close?

Mex
Mex
Reply to  Mex
2 years ago

Sorry for the double post…don’t know how that happened

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
2 years ago

Just wondering what you think the odds would be of Glasnow coming back to start 4-6 solid games this season?? I assume less then 50%?
Been holding onto him in a 30 player roster with weekly lineups but NO DL.. I could pick up JoMa as a solid bat …hopefully.
Any guess as what the odds would be for 5 solid games from Glasnow? 50%? 30% even less?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Fair enough …about what I was thinking …so that being said would you pick up JoMa by dropping Glasnow, Fried, Mazara, Thames, Laureano, or Eovaldi?
I do have 5 other “closers” BUT in the middle of the pack in Saves with & fear losing guys like Colome or Giles to trades at the deadline.
Also willing to use more closers in the weekly lineups until Clevinger & Flaherty figure shit out.
So bottom line … Pick up JoMa? & then drop who? or just hold?

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks …I was really perplexed & wanted the expert opinion since I held onto Glasnow this long. Probably should have dropped him way back (as you were suggesting) but now I’m a bit stuck & hoping he makes it back.

I really appreciate the time

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. heading into the asb with a staff of clevinger, marquez, lucchesi, flaherty, caleb smith, gallen, heaney and matz. think this staff plus streamers can get it done or should i be targeting a top 25 starter?

thanks!

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Cavan Caboom vs Sale
or
Hello Newman vs Darvish?

KrazyIvan
KrazyIvan
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks,
I’m pretty dissatisfied with the news that Clint Hurdle is a member of the Mickey Callaway fan club. Newman goes on a 19 game hit streak and is slugging and stealing bases only to have his manager demote him to 7th in the lineup. I get that Adam Frazier is hitting but batting lead off to batting 7th after what he’s done! Wtf!

knucks
knucks
2 years ago

12 Team 5×5 Roto

Hoskins, Victor Robles, Wade Davis, Hansel Robles

Matt Chapman, Hader, German Marquez, Christin Stewart

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
2 years ago

There should be a *For* in between those lists of players, but I’m sure you’ve figured this out. Is this close?

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

The deal got restructured… now its:

Hoskins + Wade Davis + Hansel Robles
For
Matt Chapman + Josh Hader

I already pulled the trigger and accepted this one. But just curious if you woulda sided with the Hoskins side instead after seeing this change. I got cold feet on Marquez.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
2 years ago

Cease fire!

Bunc
Bunc
2 years ago

would you drop Strahm to stream Dak Hudson @ SF?

ThE sHiT
ThE sHiT
2 years ago

Give up two-way McKay for Chavis?

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
2 years ago

OBP H2H league – drop vogebach for Thames?

There are 1B available like Sano and Cooper so I may even be able to get vogelbach back if I want down the line.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Re: Benintendi – someone in my league mentioned that he changed his batting stance to be more open with a higher leg kick which made his swing all wonky and one reason for the higher k-rate – is there anything to it?

Prince George
Prince George
2 years ago

Hi Grey, 15 team, dynasty. I give Yates and get back Puig, Yea or Nay? Thanks.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

ESPN projects Danny Santana to return in July (I don’t believe).
Who should I retain on DL: Danny Santana or Nate Eovaldi?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yes – Cleveland Salazar.

Big Ticket
Big Ticket
2 years ago

OPS keeper league and I’m considering moving Bryce. Dude has two season over 900 ops. Would you flip him for Trea?

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. biggio or l urias? gracias…

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
2 years ago

Morning Grey et al,

I have a few questions for you this morning.

Who do you like best as my one bench bat? I.DESMOND, E.THAMES, C.BIGGIO, JBJ, KENDRICK.

Is it time to consider replacing Y.Molina? He hasnt really done much this year and guys like C.Sisco, D.Jansen have been red hot.

Have a bit of a logjam at RP. Its a H2H league so not really a problem so much as allocating too many of my arms to the bullpen. Would like to add a streamer. Wondering who would be the drop of Elias, Pivetta, Peacock? Peacock is on my DL so I could always drop him to grab one of C.Smith, Lamet, Salazar as well.

Sorry for the laundry list of questions.

dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Which DLed player would you grab to replace peacock?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Ray for Olson?

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Sorry G one more. Nola or Cruz side?

Todd2
Todd2
2 years ago

Can you rank Verdugo, Pollock, Cooper, and Braun the ROS?

Aardvark
Aardvark
2 years ago

Drop meadows for Thames?

Toddrific
Toddrific
2 years ago

Trying to deal with a dude that tends to overvalue yahoo rankings and sell high on DJ LeMahieu.

But is my DJ LeMahieu, Austin Meadows, and Domingo Santana too much for his JD Martinez & Vlad Jr.?

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Benched Biggio yesterday and started Strahm but otherwise the week is off to a good start. I picked up Jansen as my catcher as a speculative add because I like what I’m seeing with him hitting it hard and pulling the ball more.

I’ve been stashing Willie Calhoun and read a promising blurb about him. On Monday they started giving him infield grounders and the article I read mentioned a) second base and b) third base, as priorities for him right how.

Still a lot of uncertainty when Pence comes back bug at least there is a chance for Willie once Pence returns.

Prog Nation
Prog Nation
2 years ago

Another one Grey.
Who should I lose to start Cease this afternoon? And I do not plan on starting Lucchessi against the Dodgers.

1) Lucchessi
2) Zach Plesac

3) Hold

Have a 35 min IP in 10 team league, but should be okay with Boyd, Bieber and Cole coming up soon.

Your favorite Genesis song? Instrumentally for me is Tonight, Tonight, Tonight. Lyrically, Home By The Sea. Although sometimes my fav’s change.

Craziest Genesis song: Return of The Giant Hogweed – Gabriel era.

Trust The Process
Trust The Process
2 years ago

Grey! Awesome as usual … forever keep 10 roto .. middle of the pack team towards the end of a retool.. you trading Robles for JD Mart, Pham, Paxton, and maybe a little more ? Thanks as always Happy 4th

tshank13
tshank13
2 years ago

Hey man. Great stuff as always. Offered a trade that I want to counter but would love your opinion on what’s fair. I’m positive I’m over-thinking this.

1) (Original offer) His Verdugo/Dwight Smith Jr. For my Mcneill.

Mcneill’s been super useful to plug in anywhere when needed for off days and injuries. He’s a bench bat that I plug in somewhere most days. I think he is expendable though. But is Verdugo still mostly platooning? DW seems like the less inspiring of the two that are going to put up similar numbers, right?

2) Verdugo / Stammen for McNeill

3)Verdugo/Elias for Mcneill (asking too much right?)

(Could ask for any of these relievers: Ottavino, Garrett, Stammen, Gant, Elias, Romo, Kelley)

4) Robles for Mcneill

5)Laureano for Mcneill

Please help me get off the Hamster wheel in my head. Thanks man!

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ugh, yeah, sorry. Meant Victor Robles. I had Ozuna go down, so I could use an OF, but I can just plug Mcneill in there for now if you don’t think any of these guys are much of an upgrade. McNeill’s got that sweet flexibility.

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks dude. Always appreciate it. Have a good weekend!

allen
allen
2 years ago

hi grey,
5×5 roto redraft,
1. sp for ROS, plz rank? k. hendricks, m.mikolas, r.stripling
2. 2b for ROS, choose one? moncada, c.biggio, or hiura
3. m.olson at waiver wire, drop abreu or hoskins for him ? or just hold both? thx

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
2 years ago

Finally cracked first in my H2H league! A few names I’ve seen in recent posts and zinging around comment sections are available in my league and I’m on the fence as to who I should drop, if anyone.

Here is the squad:

C – Vazquez
1B – Hoskins
2B – Baez
SS – Andrus
3B – Escobar
Infidel – Swanson
LF – Conforto
CF – Trout
RF – Dahl
Outfidel – Domingo
Utilfidel – Mallex Smith
BN – Albies, Hunter Dozier
DL – Giancarlo

SP – Bauer, Corbin, Marquez, Flaherty, Lynn, Chirinos, Domingo German
RP – Iglesias, Neris, Kelley, Elias, Alvarado, Oberg
DL – Caleb Smith

Available Bats – Markakis, Verdugo, Pillar, Sogard, Desmond, JBJ, Biggio, Laureano, Garver, Aguliar, Odor, AJ Pollock, Thames, Amed Rosario

Available SP Arms – Ed Rod, Stripling, Gibson, Yamamoto, Musgrove, Vargas, Lamet
Available RP Arms – Eovaldi, Pressly, Liam, Workman, Parker, Chad Green

Thanks and happy 4th!

G
G
2 years ago

Better player this year and as a Keeper next year at same round value – Austin Riley or Kingery?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 years ago

Hey to the Hey,

Just checking in because I miss and lurves you. Logjammed lineup right now, so no questions.

Oh, wait, I have a comment: is anyone else bothered by the fact that (in Y!, at least) that Skaggs is listed as “not active”?? I realize they can’t remove him from the system in a year that he played, but maybe there should be a more respectful designation than what they use for guys who get sent to the minors for sucking? Maybe it’s just me, but it bugs me.

R.I.P., TS45.

Fo' Shizzo My Rizzo
Fo' Shizzo My Rizzo
2 years ago

Grey,

I’m currently in 1st in 14 team 5×5 re-draft. I’m in need of a K boost, and those nice ratio pen guys are all snapped up. I’m currently riding speculative plays like Cease and McKay.

I’m considering making an offer for DeGrom. Looks like the guy needs offense. What from my move-able pieces get me the deal? Is this a bad idea?

Lo Cain, Sunday Santana, Didi G., Yordano, Mancini, Benitendi.

I could also package up a pitcher as part of the deal: K. Hendricks, Lucchesi, Odorizzi, Price.

Hondo
Hondo
2 years ago

Do you think Gallen gets sent down when Smith returns?

happyharry
happyharry
2 years ago

Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6….Caleb Smith, Domingo German or Zach Plesac? Ty

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

Jose Alvarado the favorite for saves in TB now? Drop Treinen for him?

Robert Schroeder
Robert Schroeder
2 years ago

Rather own Jose Martinez or Renanto Nunez?

James Bolger
James Bolger
2 years ago

Start Clevinger tonight @ KC. ? SON positive @ $9.0.

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Please rank?
Marquez, Flaherty, C.Smith

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Cohen
2 years ago

Top 100 out next week and I’ve seen it. None of these guys are on it!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ha. Hey I restocked some naked100 and they finally using plastic!

JC
JC
2 years ago

Benintendi or Soler ROS?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  JC
2 years ago

I’ma say Soler. Sadly…

Dude at Dudes
Dude at Dudes
2 years ago

My Trea Turner & Luis Severino for his Buehler? 6×6 QS, OPS

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Dude at Dudes
2 years ago

Turner for walker? No thanks.

NUX
NUX
2 years ago

Just curious, you saw them say Barretto will play everyday over Profar at 2B, but that doesn’t change the fact that he is pretty much an AL only play as of now, right?

Kailuaboy
Kailuaboy
2 years ago

Workman or Neris?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Kailuaboy
2 years ago

Neris for sure. Workman is not the closer. Neris is.

Jr
Jr
2 years ago

Keeper league trade question for you. Standard league, plus walks and hits for batters, QS and k/9 for pitchers. 8 team h2h league with 5 unrestricted keepers every year. The trade is:

Give: Trout and Bauer
Get: Story, Scherzer, and bell

Those three I’m getting would be my keepers, plus Bergman and Acuna.

Thoughts?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

He’s a bum!

AdamH
AdamH
2 years ago

Pardon the catcher question:

12 team 5×5 standard yahoo roto league

ROS – Vazquez or Alfaro

ROS – Hosmer or Olson

AdamH
AdamH
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

You da man!

The Mudkat
The Mudkat
2 years ago

10 team 8 keeper, start four OF with Util spot. R/AVG/OPS/RBI/HR/SB/K are offensive categories. Looking to grab Soler for power. Have Blackmon, Just Dongs, Meadows, Kingery, Mercado, Mallex Smith, Conforto that are all OF eligible, but usually slot Kingery in at SS or 3B on off days for Polanco and Rendon.

Worth a move for any of those? Could also move Stripling, Yammamoto, or Elfin at the back end of my rotation for Soler, or I could also use a pitcher as well, grabbing Jon Gray, Musgrove, or Kyle Gibson.

ThatguyPeter
ThatguyPeter
2 years ago

Was offered Mookie Betts and Kris Bryant for Josh Bell and Manny Machado. Crazy to think how much Josh Bell has ascended but seems like time to cash in, right? Grey, I wish I had your mid season rankings a week early. Thanks for all the good content.

ThatguyPeter
ThatguyPeter
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
2 years ago

I have to activate German, would you drop Heaney or Matz?

Coolwhip
2 years ago

A) Nola – I said he was going to get better! Fastball command is the key, he was hitting his corners yesterday like he used to, which he was missing like crazy early on.

B) Odorizzi – he needed a break, lol. been saying he was ready for the ASB. They DL’d him so they could skip his last start before the break, should have skipped a start like 2 weeks ago.

C) Suarez – he has more HRs in 3 days then the 30 days prior. that’s both hilarious and amazing.

D) Bauer – he had a good start through 6, then for some reason, Tito sent him back out in the 7th to get railroaded despite the fact he threw over 120 pitches the start before. Why does it always feel like managers mail it in half the time, and make decisions an inning too late that are obvious to you and me? they just hang out at the edge of the dugout spitting and scratching like they are some old dude on his porch staring into the face of senility (word of the day).

E) Rangers donated some proceeds to Angel org yesterday and put Skaggs number on the mound, classy move. Also, glad Halos got the win yesterday. Trout had a moon shot that got knocked down by the crazy wind blowing in, the look on his face was priceless – utter confusion. Back to business.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

A. Yeah, I looked at the highlights again. At least half of the Ks were either fastball on the low corners, or him throwing a breaking ball at the corner (like a fastball) that then went off it. Since batters are now respecting his ability to hit the corner they were biting at the junk falling off… I’m nearly convinced he had some mechanical issues he’s corrected now since his command has tightened up along with the sharpness on the curve.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

A) Good stuff. What type of bat represents your confidence level in Nola – A Pence/Santana type? A JD Martinez type?

D) Analytic guys tend to say the 3rd time through the line-up is most dangerous. Combination of fatigue and more pitches seen by hitters to adjust. So with analytics taking more and more precedents, I’m surprised Bauer was back out there. Especially considering they just saw KC.

E) +1 for the Rangers

Coolwhip
Reply to  bigbear
2 years ago

After only 3 starts i’d say maybe around Voit, Chapman… but with more good outings against better teams rising to Rizzo, Muncy level.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Although, I’m with Grey in that I’d want the bat side in most scenarios, so if I was to acquire him I’d only do so if I pay less.

Sam Jacobs
Sam Jacobs
2 years ago

The ball is obviously juiced but the scheduling hasn’t helped pitchers this year either. Without doing any backtesting I can’t remember a season where pitchers turn around and face the same team again so quickly. Take Bauer for example, his last 4 outings:

6/16 @DET – cgso
6/21 vs Det – tagged for 10 hits, 5ER
6/26 vs KC – 1 ER
7/2 @ KC – 11 hits, 5 ER

Just something I noticed because bauer has been infuriating

Coolwhip
Reply to  Sam Jacobs
2 years ago

interesting observation