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I am stubborn, but not so stubborn that I can’t admit a mistake. I wanted to watch Cole Ragans (6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.46) and be honest with myself if I thought it was a mistake calling him overrated in the preseason. I didn’t want to watch yesterday’s game predisposed to hating him, and I don’t think I did. He looked completely fine. His change is nasty, but his location comes and goes. If his command is on, as it was through six, then he’s a solid number two for fantasy. He won’t get wins, and he’s not, say, Tyler Glasnow with the lights-out. He was on for 85 pitches yesterday and he still only recorded seven Ks. That’s totally fine! Is it an ace? I haven’t seen it yet. I still think he was overrated in the preseason, and if his command leaves him in a first inning of the next game, instead of the 7th, as it did yesterday, it’s not going to be good news. Am I being stubborn? Meh, maybe. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Maikel Garcia – 2-for-5 and a slam (3) and legs (1). He’s going to be in this Friday’s Buy, which is already available on Patreon.

Will Smith – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 20.25, and his 1st blown save, moving his record to 0-2. At this point, I think the Royals closer could be either of the other two Will Smiths and they’d be better off.

Luis Rengifo – 1-for-3, 1 run as he hit leadoff, but left the game with lightheadedness. He felt woozy seeing his name in the lineup.

Patrick Sandoval – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.14. Streamonator hates his next start, and, if my knowledge of Sandoval holds true from previous years, a solid start is a future indication of nothing.

Taylor Ward – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. The Taylor Ward sleeper I wrote last year? Consider it for this year.

A.J. Puk – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 9.00. Some good news today with A.J. Puk. A lot of you have wanted to pick up other players off waivers and have had a hard time finding room on your team. Well, A.J. Puk’s got your back!

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.82. Me and my boys from Boston at the Cask love Pivetta, but the A’ss have four guys in their lineup hitting under .120.

Kenley Jansen – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00 and his 2nd save. His velo is down to 89 MPH and he looks like hot garbage that’s in the glove compartment of a car parked on the sun.

Ross Stripling – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.75. Went to see if the Streamonator liked Stripling and Streamonator said, “An A’ss pitcher? What are we doing here? Punting wins?” Streamonator with some ‘tude!

Aaron Judge – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. “Think I need to cut it up into at least 500 pieces before the body starts fitting into the wood chipper–Hold up! Judge moved! He’s alive!”

Alex Verdugo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. His homers now equals chains he’s allowed to wear.

Carlos Rodon – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.79. He tired super fast towards end of his start and his command went wee-wah when it was wah-wee most of the start. I’m not buying, but if you did, then you didn’t pay attention to me anyway, so what are we doing here?

Merrill Kelly – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.98. If you see Rodon’s and Kelly’s starts vs. each other and think Rodon looked better, you might have Yankee Brain.

Blaze Alexander – 1-for-2 and his 1st homer. Fun fact! Blaze is also the name of everyone’s weed dealer.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer. DBacks with Ketel and Blaze? They playing baseball or starting a VIP section in a Vegas club.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 0.75. See, compare this start to the Ragans start. Wheeler? He’s an ace. Great team (even if he was denied a victory), solid Ks and a nice track record.

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Very smart to have your biggest home run threat hitting leadoff. Good, smart stuff.

Frankie Montas – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.77. Philly’s weather (usually cloudy with a chance for cheesesteaks) was so foul I don’t want to put too much weight on anything, but Montas looked excellent yesterday, and all year so far.

Seiya Suzuki – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs, and his 2nd homer, 2nd in as many games. Seiya ball!

Tyler Glasnow – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.20. What did I say about Glasnow being an ace? Well, he is, whether he was last night or not.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer. Someone had money on the over!

Miguel Rojas – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Damn, Miguel Rojas has twice as many homers as Ohtani.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in as many games. Old news, but it’s so funny that Dodger Stadium is now a launching pad with the humidor.

Cristian Javier – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 5 walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00. He had how many walks vs. how many Ks? C’mon. Him being better than last year is the least believable Cristian narrative, and that’s carrying some weight.

Yordan Alvarez – 4-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. Captain Woo Cubano just wants to have fun!

Jeremy Pena – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. No one was expecting this resurgence, huh? That’s not a coy question indicating I was. Seriously, no one was.

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd in as many games. One small step for man, one giant–Well, no, just the small step bit.

Kyle Higashioka – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer, this was after he threw out two Cards baserunners attempting steals, which is whatever, but get a load of this: Donovan was thrown out, then the next guy on base was Arenado, who is much slower, and they sent him too. What kind of stupid juice is Oli Marmol drinking?

Joe Musgrove – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.28. Faced the Cards, and I don’t want to say they’re as bad as the worst teams in the league, but that lineup looks busted right now. Goldy might wanna go back to Driveline.

Mitch Keller – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.55. Hardest guys to deal with are: They’re not awful like Puk so you can just drop them, but they’re also GETTING ON MY LAST NERVES. Sorry, had to bring out the caps. This was vs. the Gnats, and it should’ve been better, but, honestly, the line looks good compared to how bad he looked. Just 90 minutes of me pulling my hair out. And I have gorgeous hair! Hopefully the next start is better, otherwise we need to start making some tough decisions.

Jack Suwinski – 2-for-4, 2 runs, and his 1st homer. Batter, batter, Suwinski, batter!

Joey Gallo – 3-for-4 and his 1st homer. The homer was his first hit of the year, but he added two more hits so you couldn’t compare him to Anthony Rendon. Good call, Gallo!

George Kirby – 3 2/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.97. Went to look at FanGraphs for Kirby’s FIP in yesterday’s game and FanGraphs said, “Yeah, he was unlucky. So? Does that make you feel better or worse? Are you a big boy or a big baby?” All of that is kinda harsh, to be honest.

Logan Allen – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.31. You get your biscuit and propers for not accidentally drafting the DBacks’ Logan Allen by mistake.

Brandon Lowe – Left yesterday’s game with injury. He joins the injured Josh Lowe and Nathaniel Lowe. Ah, so that’s what 3 Body Problem is about.

Josh Jung – Will be out until June/July now. Man, without bad luck, Jung would be luckless. Now give Ezequiel Duran some at-bats! It is very comical (to only me) that I drafted Ezequiel Duran and Luis Rengifo in a bunch of leagues, because they cover so many positions, and now they never play.

Nathan Eovaldi – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 hits, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.38. Would be so boring. The boringiest of the boring. Drilling down into the boring and pulling out the most boringiest boring ever. But a fantasy team with Seth Lugo, Michael Wacha and Eovaldi would’ve been so cheap to acquire in drafts and solid. Eovaldi is a lot like his teammate Adolis Garcia. In drafts? People are, “Meh, they’re okay, I guess, but I think I’m going to go a different way.” Then, in season, “How do I acquire more of these types of players?”

Corey Seager – 2-for-5 and his 1st homer. Take a moment, and think back to you screaming in February about how Corey Seager should be dropped lower in the rankings because he might miss Opening Day. Do me a favor though, don’t think back to yourself in January screaming I had Seager ranked too low initially.

Aaron Civale – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.50. This game of Eovaldi vs. Civale was a joy to watch. We need more pitchers who sound Italian, who I have no idea if they are.

Alex Kirilloff – 4-for-4, 2 runs and a homer short of a cycle, which is prolly for the best since Kirilloff and cycle would likely lead to a 60-day IL.

Trevor Megill – Hurt his head after contracting food poisoning, feeling faint and falling back and hitting his head. The 7th inning stretch Bratwurst is a menace.

Joel Payamps – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 10.80. Damn, if only Payamps went out to dinner last night with Megill.

Jackson Chourio – 1-for-4 and his 1st major league homer, as he hits leadoff. [elevates off the ground from my ecstasy for Chourio] Someone throw me a basketball, I could dunk right now!

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Something I’m not sure I mentioned yet, but the weekend before the season when I was in Vegas, I put money on Hoskins to lead the majors in HRs. If you’re following, I bet Yelich to win NL MVP; Hoskins to lead majors in homers and Brewers to win the World Series. I’m basically Ippei if Bernie Brewer needed a translator.

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james dickson
james dickson
1 month ago

Please rank the following pitchers rest-of-season: G. Crochet, S. Lugo, B. Garrett, T. Houck, B. Woo, Z. Littell?

frankgrimes
Reply to  james dickson
1 month ago

Haha

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

I have Jackson Merrill and Thairo Estrada at SS Someone just put Trevor Story and Bruce Turang. on waivers.Would you try and get one? If yes, who would you pick? If Story gets picked up by another manager, would you pick up Turang and who would you waive or hold?

Thanks so very much!

SteveNZ
1 month ago

Lugo wriggling out of jams. You love to see it.

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
1 month ago

amazing how quick people flip in a shallow 12’er (even dynasty though, so seems odd, esp when some of these guys keep like 7-10 BN bats), p.meadows dropped here. only negative for me is i got a ton of young not quite fulfilled upside guys mixed with boring falling off veteran types already. OPS added.

C: diaz (1B)
1B: rizzo
2B: gorman (3B)
SS: o.cruz
3B: muncy
LF: yordan
CF: rafaela (SS)
RF: acuna
util j.walker (LF/RF)
BN (this many since super deep rosters yet shallow for starting hitting, i have 11 SP, 5 RP even with these 3 BN bats): campusano, j.polanco (2B/3B), siri (CF, to cover e.ruiz’s absence)

IR: endy rod
stash slots (9): e.ruiz, holliday, delauter, basallo, montes, a.ortiz, k.robinson

i’m guessing p.meadows not good enough here for 1st waiver used right, due to siri or him being the drop anyway when ruiz is back being the door shut reason.

The Strait Man
The Strait Man
1 month ago

I need a few lineup improvements:
E Duran, Baty or Lipscomb?

Nimmo or Chas McCormick?

Merrill,Turang, or Jorge Polanco?

Pick top three:
Singer,Lugo,M Keller,Jared Jones,Varland,Mize,and Jordan Hicks?

Thank you!

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  The Strait Man
1 month ago

baty, at the minimum from playing time him vs duran

nimmo (doesn’t matter what league type but if OBP even more so)

if not dynasty the way turang is running right now probably him, merrill easily if dynasty.

if all those are out there, SON and who’s next upcoming, which would be:
singer vs WSOX tomorrow (13.7, gotta be first one to nab)
lugo vs WSOX today (actually he’s the first add, 11)
keller and mize just went so not them here, varland a few days and vs LAD so nope there,

jones tomorrow vs BAL (-2.6)
hicks many days off so not him

lugo, singer, jones. if you want to really trust SON sub hicks for jones (10.1 vs -2.6). in a league this shallow i’d not touch keller till proven otherwise. i’d expect jones’ upside makes this a jones though as the 3rd.

TJ81
TJ81
1 month ago

Can you rank Kikuchi, Whitlock, and Christopher Sanchez for me?
Thank you!

toolshed
1 month ago

Why do I have this feeling that STL is going demote Walker if he doesn’t start hitting soon? Not sure when nootbar is going to return, but that may be the opportunity. They have not given many other OF that long of a leash over the years

Last edited 1 month ago by toolshed
Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Who’s my drop: Singer; Bryce Miller; Chris Basset?

dan
dan
1 month ago

brandon marsh or victor snot II ? i have Lars coming soon and been trying to wait Scott out but he cant steal first base .

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: also, sagnof. like any of these guys to potentially take over closer role? cano, hamilton, martin or chapman?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 month ago

From the baseball is weird files:? Guardians lead the AL in runs scored. Did play the A’s though.

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. one spot for a bench bat, who do you like? benson, outman, kiriloff, j pena, cronenworth, turang or caballero?

thank you!

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
1 month ago

NL only, OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, total bases added 6×6 h2h. 10 teamer. keep 3 at previous season’s ADP prices (fantasy pros averaged). suwinski dropped already.

C: ruiz
1B: hoskins
2B: arraez (1B)
SS: o.cruz (didn’t keep as his last year ADP was completely break even, then drafted him back at around same range)
3B: k.hayes (raters really liked him compared to ADP this year, i got a lot of him, never really had much before)
CI: EDLC (3B/SS, last round keeper)
MI: l.garcia (2B)
OF (4): harris, soler, blackman, e.rosario
util (1): ozuna
BN: j.young
IR: nootbaar
prospect stash (1): j.wood

nootbaar sounded almost back today, will be shortly likely, so rosario was dropped then anyway, here bid how much out of 100? vickrey so overbidding you don’t get screwed doing.

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS

soler also a keeper since only 13th round cost. knew i kept 2 hitters here, forgot which other. was worried i’d not get o.cruz back not keeping, didn’t matter, i went pick 1.6 on him (but 30 kept)

prestige
prestige
1 month ago

Start Jared Jones @home vs orioles in teamer? How much faith we have in this guy?

prestige
prestige
Reply to  prestige
1 month ago

At home vs Orioles I meant

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
1 month ago

Is Lindor for Strider a low-ball offer?

toolshed
1 month ago

Pablo has the same issue as Luis Castillo. He can’t pitch in the cold. It really makes sense for the Twins to have an open roof stadium. It can be 40 there in may. It will certainly be 40 in Oct if they are a playoff team.

SteveNZ
1 month ago

Lindor a robust 1/22 to start the season. *sobs* Still early!

SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

My second and third picks are a combined 4/51!

SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Only thing keeping me sane is that my opponent’s Pablo got pulled an out short of a QS. Everything makes somebody happy, as they say.

Snacks
Snacks
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 month ago

With you, waiting for him to unfreeze like Hans Solo and help me out

frankgrimes
1 month ago

Phew the dopey hot chick was almost voted out last night!

frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Her social game is terrible. It’s another bad cast overall.
They need more old Rudy types and less “new era” BS.

frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I hope she makes the jury! ?

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
1 month ago

Varland or Dane dunning and Reese Olson in a QS league?

i don't want to brag but i have IBS
i don't want to brag but i have IBS
Reply to  wwekoda2020
1 month ago

why is anybody valuing varland MORE than say just dunning alone in a QS league (unless dynasty maybe). varland very recently was in bullpen, those guys almost never get deep enough for QS’s. i would prefer varland vs just dunning if it was a 1 for 1 in a dynasty though. i’m guessing somebody sent you this, and clearly values varland more than dunning alone.

Kelly Leak
Kelly Leak
1 month ago

Hoerner has been awful all thru spring and continues to be ice cold. Someone just dumped him. Would you drop Gorman for him, or hold? Thanks guy!

I Am Not A Smart Man
1 month ago

G money!

I am fielding a few trades right now in my 12 team 5×5 (QS) roto league and wanted to get your take. In terms of team needs, I need SV and could use a little more power.

Player 1:

  • Offering me his Jordan Walker and Romano (IL) for
  • my Maikel Garcia and Scherzer (IL)…

He has Clase, Holmes, and Sewald (IL) as well. Thinking about countering with one of either Clase or Holmes and Yelich instead of Walker.

>Player 2:

  • Offering me his Chris Morel for
  • my Christopher Sanchez and Bryan Woo (IL).

I have Steele, Woo, Senga, and Scherzer all on the IL.

Any help is appreciated!

Thank you!
-IANASM

I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Awesome thank you. Would you prefer any of the other RP? Yelich over Walker?

I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Cool. Thanks, Grey!

hawk
hawk
1 month ago

2 catcher 5×5 league. Austin wells or Henry Davis (who qualifies at C)?

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
1 month ago

12 team 7×7 with QS. Manaea was dropped. Would you lose any of Pepiot, Reese Olson, Keller, or Bryce Miller for Manaea?

aardvark
aardvark
1 month ago

Outman or Taylor Ward? Kind of sick of outman. I know it’s early

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 month ago

Brendan Donovan or Colt Keith as my UT bat in a 12-team H2H? Thank you!

schloofy
schloofy
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

omg this header is just so bad/good. thanks for that.

This is probably dumb, but in my 10-team h2h 5×5 OPS redraft league, I am thinking of just dropping Ezequiel Tovar for Maikel Garcia, based on positional needs. Is that ridiculous?

Josh

schloofy
schloofy
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

FMFU
FMFU
1 month ago

Hayes for Musgrove worth it ? Have J-Ram at the corner

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Sooo… drop Keller, Greene, and/or Ober and pick up Civale, Pepiot, Pfaadt, Crawford, and/or Singer? My SP is TRASH so far.

Cease
Keller
Greene
Musgrove
Ober
Brown
Morton
Crochet

Or HODL…

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks for giving me my sanity back!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 month ago

I have one add left this week. I have an empty slot so I don’t have to drop anyone. I can’t decide between adding an OF, SP, or an RP. Options on the wire are Kiriloff, T.Ward,, Singer, Robertson (because Leclerc).

Current OF: Soto, N.Jones, Frelick (J.Walker on bench)
Current SPs: Bassitt, Cease, J.Jones, Kelly, Luzardo
Current RPs: Finnegan, Jax, Alvarado, Leclerc

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Does this mean you’re…singing…his praises for this season?

Saint
Saint
1 month ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS

Please rank the following ROS:

Teoscar, Morel, Langford

Thank you

Snarky Anklebiter
Snarky Anklebiter
1 month ago

Lindor having his most productive day so far this season by getting plunked and coming around to score.

William Hung
1 month ago

Clerical question – i noticed all the daily roundups are dated a day behind – is that cause you are posting them before midnight PST or something?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
1 month ago

Blaze Alexander is the signature dessert of that “weed-centric nouvelle American” restaurant your brother-in-law lost all his money on.

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

Eury heading for Tommy John. Wish someone would have warned me…

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  herschel
1 month ago

never forget they tried calling this a “fingernail” problem for like almost a week pretty sure. then “elbow soreness”. also immediately right do those people that kept thinking he’d only get x innings last year (got a bit more than that).

Milarky
Milarky
1 month ago

Grey, I tried to figure this out from comments, but all I could do was reduce the number of pitchers to include in this list. Standard mixed roto pitching categories with deep rosters. There generally are always semi-serviceable SPs on the wire, but we limit the number of waivers so there really is no streaming – need to ideally save bullets for big upside for the whole year.

So having said that, can you rank a few that you think are worth pouncing on (if any)? My staff is solid with lots of guys you like, but I like the idea of grabbing someone early if they have really high upside.

Brady Singer
Zack Littell
Sean Manaea
Ronnel Blanco

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 month ago

Pivetta or Ragans?

Charlie Hustler
Charlie Hustler
1 month ago

Straight up, NL-only: Lindor or Ke’Bryan?
I get Lindor, but already have Abrams.
I still have Senzel/Lipscomb and Busch (3b eligible).
Worth it?

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Would you drop Bryce Miller for either Hicks or Houck?
Mountcastle or Turang to replace J. Candelario?
Thanks

Herschel
Herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: weekly roto. We start 3 OF and a DH. Stanton worth holding on to as a bench bat? He seems pretty meh and looks like he’s sitting at least once per week. Looking to drop for an extra arm (Manaea or Lugo).

Thanks!

kcc26
kcc26
1 month ago

12 teamer: gahhh I drafted Gelof. I didn’t even really want him but allowed myself to get nervous about 2b and go for a guy with some whiff of upside. I regretted it when I saw some of the guys sitting on the post draft! At this point, Pola

kcc26
kcc26
Reply to  kcc26
1 month ago

oops!

Polanco, Drury, McMahon, India all available. Should i make the early Gelof cut for any of those guys?

PHIL
PHIL
1 month ago

I need a 3rd baseman. Should I pick up
JD Davis, Lipscomb or Eugenio Suarez?

PHIL
PHIL
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I will pick up Lipscomb but I do not to drop someone. Reynaldo Lopez or Luis Gil?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

At this point my SP with Burnes, Wheeler, Greyson, Stubal and Ragans have been solid. I also have Casey Mize and Grocket. My only relieve pitcher has been Harvay and he has been great

The only week point has been Puk. Therefore I could waive Puk

One option is to strengthen my SP. As Yogi says that you can’t have too many SPs. On the wire are the following SPs

Alex Marsh
Zach Lindel
Javier Assad
Sean Manaea
Tyler Anderson

Another option is to pickup the following RPs who are on the wire:

Ian Hamilton
Elvis Peguera
Shelby Miller

Another option is just to hold.

Thanks!!!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I really have ax tendency to not be patient. you have saved me from overreacting .

Casey Mize is not pitching well. Do you think that he is worth keeping?

Would you waive him or Puk to get Sean Manera?

Thanks so much!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Really appreciate this help!

Thanks for all your hard work!!

anothersoldbyjavid
anothersoldbyjavid
1 month ago

What is your world series prediction this year?

Cuna
Cuna
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

You always make me laugh

anothersoldbyjavid
anothersoldbyjavid
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Brewers huh!!! Wow

hitman004
hitman004
1 month ago

Hi Grey, so great to have your Daily Notes back!

I’m in a 10 team league that has quite a few pitchers available that have started the year hot. Would you drop Bassitt for any below? Losing faith in him as his YOY numbers are trending in the wrong direction.

Montas
Civale
Houck
Flaherty
Jared Jones

Thanks!

prescriptionnugs
prescriptionnugs
1 month ago

if the brewers want to win it all in a tough division they will have to stop throwing it in the dirt to hoskins

also i was going to look up kirbys fip after yesterday too and forgot so thanks

been awhile since i commented but ily fml go reds

RICE
RICE
1 month ago

Hey Grey!

My staff is off to a great start (except Keller). All credit to your pitching rankings, obviously. I missed on on Crochet but the guy that grabbed him dropped Singer in the process. So now the question is… Singer over any of the below?

J. Jones
R. Pepiot
Z. Little

Thanks!

wheezy13
wheezy13
1 month ago

Is Oli Marmol the worst manager in the league?

Has Jordan Walker coming up in the top of the 9th with runners on 1st and 2nd, down one run. He pinch hits for him. That sounds like a great way to really show the confidence you have in your young power hitter. He couldn’t pinch hit for VSII?

I didn’t know he also sent Arenado on a suicide mission to second base.

Please, for the love of God, fire him.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  wheezy13
1 month ago

cardinals energy is really bad

wheezy13
wheezy13
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 month ago

Good thing they extended him for two years! What is mozeliak doing?

Smitty
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 month ago

They need to clean house top to bottom, see that awesome pitching staff they pieced together? Marmol is quite incompetent

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Smitty
1 month ago

Cards in recent years rode the wave of Yadier, Wainright, and younger Goldy and Aranado and others. Now things have changed and I don’t think the “Cardinal way” really means anything. Any team that trades away Aroldi, Rice-aroni and Lame Thomas for basically nothing needs to go. Extending Oli I’d the nail in the coffin.

steeldeal211
steeldeal211
1 month ago

Please pick top 3
Hicks home vs SD
Detmers home vs Redsox
Wells at Pitt
Matz home vs Miami
Gore home vs Philly
Abbott home vs Mets
Gil home vs Toronto
Marsh home vs White Sox

Primetime
Primetime
1 month ago

Grey, drop Julien and Gorman for Ward, conforto and or l Allen?
10 team keeper league OBP.

Hitters
Logan O’Hoppe C | LAA
Freddie Freeman 1B | LAD 
Spencer Steer 1B,2B,3B,OF | CIN
Gunnar Henderson 3B,SS | BAL
Oneil Cruz SS | PIT
Corbin Carroll OF | ARI
Nick Castellanos OF | PHI
Jordan Walker OF | STL
Anthony Volpe SS | NYY
Bench
Edouard Julien 2B | MIN
Nolan Gorman 2B,3B | STL
Matt McLain 2B,SS | CIN IL
Tyler O’Neill OF | BOS
Junior Caminero 3B | TB

Starters
Hunter Brown SP | HOU
MacKenzie Gore SP | WAS
George Kirby SP | SEA
Jesus Luzardo SP | MIA
Joe Ryan SP | MIN
Edwin Diaz RP | NYM
Andres Munoz RP | SEA
Bench
Kutter Crawford SP | BOS
Kyle Harrison SP | SF
Nick Lodolo SP | CIN IL
Eury Perez SP | MIA 
Jack Flaherty – DET
Max Meyer MIA

chris pierce
chris pierce
Reply to  Primetime
1 month ago

Garcia is also on waiver.

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 month ago

Drop Keller for Montas?

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

10 team H2H Points League

The bottom of my pitching staff is:

L. Gill
Stone
T Wells
Flaherty

Should I replace any of these with Jordan Hicks?

Thanks!

Joed1414
Joed1414
1 month ago

Hey Grey, I know I asked this last year before he got hurt but when does Ian Hamilton start closing for the yanks?

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

He puts too many on base I feel.

Lucky Dog
1 month ago

Hi Grey, and welcome to “it’s the 1st week of the season, which of these top 50 players off to a slow start should I drop?” SZN!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 month ago

What on earth are the Royals going to do with their pen? My gut says McArthur is ma little sulky about not getting the job and has pitched in bad luck. Picked up Liev Schriver in RCL in case he’s next man up. Stratton might be next but he’s been lousy. Matt Cuatro seems like a stay the course old school knucklehead manager so who knows? What a mess.

Lucky Dog
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 month ago

Do what I did & propose your league switch to “SV+HLD” – does wonders for the stress of tryna figure out what craptastic closer to speculate on because you can roster 4-5 set-up dudes, have better ERA/WHIP, and get the same results.

Ahhhhh, delightful.

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 month ago

Schreiber until they call up McMillon. If he can stay healthy he should close

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Joed1414
1 month ago

Quatraro was bench coach for Cash for a few years. I’d lean more toward analytics and match ups since there isn’t a true closer there anyway rather than”old school knucklehead” who stays the course. Doubt he’ll stay with Smith unless management tells him he has to so there is some deadline trade value but that would seem absurd since the Royals are lined up to at least compete in a weak division.
Bottom line is I don’t think any of them are going to be worth it- should have brought Chapman back at least.

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Sweatpants Nation
1 month ago

That offense is going to put up runs this year. You have the many top former prospects entering their 3rd year. There will be leads to save. If Smith can’t hack it it’s Schreiber who they traded for and I have always wanted to see how he does closing. If not then McMillon and the 100mph heat.

Arglye
Arglye
1 month ago

Julien for Meadows? Do it?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Fungible failures?

BasementArtie
BasementArtie
1 month ago

Should I grab Garrett Crochet off waivers, or is that knit-picking?

BasementArtie
BasementArtie
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Back after a one year break. Your advice is still the best. Picked up Eovaldi, Teoscar, and Chourio in late rounds and Freddy Peralta as #1 starter after going hitter heavy early. Also stashed Holliday and Skenes. Thank for keeping us competitive!

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  BasementArtie
1 month ago

so good!

hondo
hondo
Reply to  BasementArtie
1 month ago

Should have made this comment longer, you could have spun a good yarn.

I’m leaving now.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago

Grey
Help! April 4 & in a competitive 5×5 roto I feel like I’m buried beyond repair. I have 17 pts & I am 29 pts out of 11th place! Team era is almost 7.00
2 questions: did I draft poorly or just a slow start? Do I need to trade for another ace or can era get fixed in the long run with my rotation?
here is the team as of now:

C Logan O’Hoppe
1B Josh Naylor
2B Marcus Semien
3B Parades (replacing Jung)
SS Lindor 
Of Bellinger
OF Carroll
OF Jordan Walker
U Nolan Jones
U Eugenio Suarez (JD Martinez on Bench)

Luzardo
Lugo
Bassitt
Keller
Stroman
Jared Jones
(have Braxton Garrett and Eduardo Rodriguez on the IL)

RP Doval
RP Helsey
RP Chapman

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 month ago

Finnegan, Robertson, Jax for saves – what is the correct order?

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 month ago

Good morning Grey!

I’ve got one add left for the week. 10tm redraft OBP league. I was set to use it on Mountcastle but Taylor Ward has been coming on with a very high hard hit rate and the results are matching his excellent peripherals and is historically strong with OBP. As your 2023 sleeper post reflects, people have forgotten or discounted his success because of the freak injuries that have robbed him of games the last two years. My 3rd OF slot so far has been a decision between starting Chas McCormick or Will Benson and I could add Ward to that mix.

Someone also recently dropped Matt Chapman, so now there is another CI option besides Mountcastle. Bohm is currently my CI.

For the last move of this week, would you prioritize adding Ward, or one of the two CIs, and if the latter, which one between Chapman and Mountcastle?

Come Sunday when I get some more moves, would you drop India for whoever was the second option above? My MI situation is locked in right now and India is only depth.

Thanks so much, as always!

Joe Shlabotnik
Joe Shlabotnik
1 month ago

hey man- would you dump Eloy for Ward or hold?

Adem
Adem
1 month ago

Grey do you think this is your boy Singers year? Is he a must own in ten team?

Dancin Homer
1 month ago

Happy National Burrito Day; might have 2+ today to celebrate!!

Looking to “wrap up” an additional SP since someone just cut Chris Bassitt.

Question: Would you drop anyone from my current squad (full roster listed below) to make a claim on Bassitt?

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league
 
C: Keibert
1B: Vladdy
2B: Mookie
3B: Chapman
SS: Gunnar
IF: Torkelson
OF: Teoscar, J. Duran, Langford
UTL: Westburg
BN: W. Benson
 
SP: Webb, Peralta, , Pepiot, Keller, Hicks, Kikuchi, Dunning,
RP: Bednar, Lange, Alvarado, G. Jax
 
IL (3 slots): Romano, Kershaw, Lodolo, Garrett, G. Cole, D. Williams, McLain

Thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Use code “DELIVER” for free delivery at Chipotle!

Also, what are your thoughts on the following:

  • Kikuchi – is he worth holding still or cut bait in a 12-team league?
  • McLain – still holding… was hoping to hear any sort of timetable for his return, but is it even worth keeping a roster spot for him?

Thanks again!!

tommybones
tommybones
1 month ago

Who ends up with more saves, David Robertson or Devin Williams?

tommybones
tommybones
1 month ago

Looking to spec on a SP in the coming weeks. Can you rank ROS standard for the following: Skenes, Bradish, Scherzer, Baz, Braxton Garrett? Thx!

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
1 month ago

Morning Grey. 10T 5×5 Category OPB Keeper League

Keep J. Walker or drop for any of:

P. Meadows
Maikel Garcia
W. Benson
J. Siri

Also would you stash T. Edman on IL or drop?

Thanks Grey

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you. Last one

Please rank

C. Keith
M. Garcia
J. Westburg

Bradley Kukenberger
Bradley Kukenberger
1 month ago

Oh so many questions and you will have all the answers!! 12 team H2H 6×5 with OPS. I am in Need for a 3b help along with everyone else!!

Diaz
Alonso
Hoerner
Candelario
Lindor
Acuna, Bellinger, O’Neill, Conforto
Util T Estrada
Bench Rengifo and DL Jung

Ragans, Dunning, Gil, C. Sanchez, Peralta, Berrios, Brown
RP Alvarado, Doval, Ginkel (Till Sewald returns)
IL Sewald, Woo

A Who is the pick up for 3b, Will drop Jung to do it: Westburg, Lipscomb, E. Duran

B Who is the pick up Whitlock, Marsh, Turnbull, T Anderson or are they all streamers as of now? Who is the drop to make room, was thinking Alvardo or Gil or Sanchez.

C Is B. Donovan, M A Taylor, Marsh of any help or just hold? If they are who needs to go!

Thanks as always, you are the best and have a great day.

BK

Bradley Kukenberger
Bradley Kukenberger
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Who to drop to get Mr. Whit?