Yesterday, Rhys Hoskins went 2-for-4, 3 RBIs with his 26th and 27th homer, hitting .241. Talk about a guy in a deep, danky funk who looks like he put a message on the Jumbotron announcing his retirement in July and all the fans were like, “That’s weird, I thought he said he was retiring but he’s out there playing, am I thinking of someone else?” Then rather than answer, one of the other Phillies fans vomited on the 1st fan and they laughed about it later. Digging into Hoskins’s numbers they are vom on the surface, but you can get some corn kernels of truth out of them that you might find nourishing. His splits are nauseating between 1st and 2nd half, but that’s a whatever goalpost. My biggest concern for him is he’s not driving balls. His average homer distance is 385 feet (awful), his average exit velocity is 89.3 MPH (mediocre), and his launch angle is easily highest in major leagues for qualifying players. Essentially, he’s hitting a ton of 365 foot outs, Don’t think that’s his destiny though, or density if George McFly is reading. For 2020, he just needs to get more aggressive (stop walking so much), trust his own power and drive the ball. Podcaster Ralph and I talk about him on the pod, that’s coming later today, and we both agree:  We’re gonna be all-in on him next year. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Drew Smyly – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.65. You’re the devil!  Wryly Smyly, “Nope, it’s 6.65.”

Scott Kingery – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week. Kingery looks like he’s starting to come out of the post-All-Star break staleness funk he was in for a few weeks. Kingery stay King!

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 30th homer, hitting .257. One homer for every $10 million! Woohoo!

Aristides Aquino – 2-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .313. The GGOATOAT’s 162-game pace is 77 homers. That seems low. Let’s go, GGOATOAT!

Anthony DeSclafani – 7 IP, 4 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.10. Across a lot of my leagues, I have a better WHIP than my ERA would indicate, so I looked at 2018 ERAs and WHIPs vs. this year, and infer what you want, but I think it’s obvious:  2018 MLB ERA/WHIP: 4.14/1.30 — 2019: 4.52/1.34.

Kyle Tucker – 0-for-1 as he pinch-hit after being called up. Pop that cork! “Sláinte!” Oops, that’s Cork, Ireland. Here’s what I said yesterday about September callups, “As MLB teams raise a 40 of St. Ides, the Patron Saint of Pitcher Changes, looks on. Whether it’s Kevin Cron, Jon Duplantier, Brusdar Graterol, Pat Valaika, Travis Jankowski, Taylor Ward, Jake Jewell, Cole Irvin, Chris Shaw, Pablo Sandoval (!), Ryan Zimmerman (!!), Gorkys Hernandez (!!!), Braden Bishop (?), Manny Bañuelos (aka Many Bathrooms) and Yitz Youngstein. Okay, I made up the last name, but you had no idea. Unless it’s Kyle Tucker, Gavin Lux and maybe a select few, there’s not a ton these guys going to do much in the final month. My advice is to see who is actually in a starting lineup or pitching and then maybe show slight interest. September baseball is mostly won with guys like Kevin Pillar vs. Kevin Cron.” And that’s me quoting me! As for Tucker specifically, A.J. Hinch said he has to earn playing time. Hinch should check out his minor league numbers.

Gerrit Cole – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.81. *looks at Verlander’s no-hitter line, looks back at Cole’s line* Damn, Cole stinks!

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer, hitting .317. Also, in this game, Yasmani Grandal (1-for-3, hitting .247) hit his 22nd homer. Alvarez hit his in 240 ABs and Yasmani did it in 430 ABs.

Adrian Houser – 4 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.45. I like Houser, but you have to be a mental patient with giant pants marbles to start him vs. the Astros.

Christian Yelich – 1-for-5 and his 43rd homer. His 9th inning homer to tie the game wasn’t enough for the Brewers so I don’t know if he’s really MVP material.

Mark Trumbo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs as he was activated from the 60-day IL. He missed the first five months of the season. More like Mark Bumbo! Giancarlo played in a whole nine more games!

Ryan Mountcastle – Will not be called up this year. Hahahahahaha–Breathe, Grey, breathe! Oh my God, the O’s are stupid. He was ready to be called up in June. Get him some major league at-bats, you idiots! Oh, wait, they have to get Mark Trumbo at-bats. Who knows what they have with him. Ow! I just got an eye-roll headache.

Hanser Alberto – 2-for-5 and his 11th homer, and hitting near-.500 in the last week with a five-hit game propping that up a little, but still — sound the alarms — hot schmotato alert!

Tyler Glasnow – Could return by the end of this week as a reliever, which is totally going to save your entire fantasy team. The IL’d pitcher stashes pay off about as much as a Powerball lottery ticket, yeah or nah? I’m going yeah.

Ryan Yarbrough –  6 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.49. Since he doesn’t walk anyone, if Yarbrough gives up runs, it’s likely going to be bad luck, and yesterday was a prime example of that. He feels like one of those guys who will be so underrated in 2020 drafts next year. Stand by for the winter of Yarbrough love.

Austin Meadows – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer. Meadows rankings: Audrey, Jayne, Austin, and Meadow’s taste in boyfriends on The Sopranos.

Kenta Maeda – Sent to the bullpen for the rest of the year. The Dodgers said they’d start Julio Urias and they Maeda promise. I didn’t grab Urias, but he seems like a decent bet in good matchups, which today’s appears to be.

Trevor Story – 2-for-4, 2 runs as he hit leadoff, and his 2nd career leadoff homer with his first coming three days ago. Why is Bud Black hitting Story leadoff? Haha, you’re thinking about this from a logical standpoint, aren’t you? Oh, silly, you.

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 36th homer.  This is a claim ticket for my woobie that’s been at the laundromat since I was in 3rd grade. I can’t believe I found it *holding back tears* It means…everything. Here, let me loosely disregard it by this open window–NOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Joc Pederson – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 29th and 30th homer, but left the game after crashing into the right field wall. This is how it looked: He either was hurt real bad or not at all, but grazed his testicles and stayed down on the ground like Rod Tidwell.

Matt Beaty – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (4), hitting .293.  I’m sorry, sir, I am a vegetarian and can’t eat your Batt Meaty.

Chris Taylor – 3-for-5 and his 10th and 11th homer. I’d love to say I made Batt Meaty a batty call just for the s’s and g’s, but instead I grabbed Taylor and that worked out a-okay.

Corey Seager – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer. Corey hit that homer just to get his mom off his back about what Kyle’s been doing.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-2 and his 44th homer, hitting .311. So, who’s getting to 55 homers? Bellinger? Yelich? Trout? Tommy La Stella?

Jeff McNeil – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .322. Looks like McNeil’s out of his whole three-game slump. Things get magnified this time of year, but we should all try to practice more patience, which is not me giving you approval to start your cover band, Guns N Poseurs.

J.D. Davis – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .301. Fun fact!  His name in an echoey cave is Jonathan Jonathan Davis Davis Davis Davis.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.97. Kinda interesting in seeing where Syndergaard ranks next year. After being way out on him this year due to his price tag, I could be back in if his price comes back to a reality a little bit.

Joe Ross – 3 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.17. Whew, I strongly considered Ross as a streamer, but the Streamonator had him as one of the worst starts yesterday, so I avoided at the last minute. Thank you, our Robot Overlords!

Mike Minor – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.12. I know this means nothing for our purposes, or porpoises if dolphins have taken over the world by the time you’re reading, but Minor is leading the American League in WAR. We should’ve seen Minor’s start yesterday in Yankee Stadium coming too:  His road ERA is 2.67 in 101 1/3 IP; his home ERA is 3.70 in 80 1/3 IP.

Delino DeShields – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. *looking at the cargo trailer of a 18-wheeler truck* If we’re gonna transport all of these “posts” for the front of this “hype” on DeShields, we’re gonna need more room.

Shin-Soo Choo – 2-for-5 and his 21st homer. I don’t want to say Choo is going to get hit by lightning before hitting any more homers, but I also wouldn’t walk too close to him.

Masahiro Tanaka – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.42. I streamed Tanaka in my RCL and was happy to get out relatively unscathed, and dropped him almost as soon as I was able.

Aaron Civale – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.94. As a person who streamed Civale yesterday, that was about as touch and go as starts come. Or I should say, hit and run, as in they were hitting him and I’m running away.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer.  Homer como vay!

Eduardo Escobar – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 33rd homer. He feels like a guy who people will accidentally draft next year instead of Eugenio Suarez. Don’t let yourself be that fool.

Ketel Marte – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 29th homer. Can I just say all Diamondbacks will be overrated in 2020 and call it a day?

Josh Rojas – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hits in five straight games (one hit each prior to yesterday) and a home run four games ago and, okay, I love Rojas — I even gave you a Josh Rojas fantasy — but he’s in the Tucker/Lux school of thinking. If Rojas is hitting, then great, but he has been inexplicably benched vs. lefties.

Ty France – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer in two games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.30. Streamonator was actually positive on Wainwright’s start yesterday for what might’ve been the 1st time in three years. I, however, don’t trust Wainwright and wouldn’t start him anywhere. Also, if you ever start a sentence in the real world with “I, however,” someone has the right to punch you in the mouth.

Mauricio Dubon – 2-for-3 and his 1st homer. I went after Dubon in my NL-Only leagues pretty fiercely when he first came up. You can click his name and search the site for my thoughts on him. I had a small Duboner. But the Giants are in that camp of terrible teams, who don’t know what they’re doing with prospects. Dubon really needs to be hitting 8th? Joe Panik, with his .631 OPS and 3 HRs and 4 SBs and .311 OBP, hit more leadoff than any other slot in the lineup (176 ABs). It’s really that bad to give Dubon some decent, top-of-the-order at-bats?

Ehire Adrianza – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Not saying the Twins should pay closer attention to their LinkedIn account, but Adrianza was a good Ehire.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.61 vs. Jordan Zimmerman – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 6.03. This matchup was billed as, “Don’t forget to pause, otherwise it’s a run-on sentence of Odorizzimmerman.”

Miguel Cabrera – 2-for-4 and his 10th homer. On his home trot, Miguel Cabrera was clocked at “two bathroom breaks.”

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer. Grichuk has never homered one day to not homer the next day to not not homer the day after, so if you’re looking for a one day pick-up, here’s a guy.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 34th homer. Since I never liked Donaldson, it’s hard for me to take a victory lap on Donaldson, especially since his knees will give out.

Johan Camargo – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Do you mean, 2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper Johan Camargo?! Kidding, I won’t subject you to that (at least unlikely). I do like him a lot more than what is warranted.

Mike Soroka – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.53. Next year Soroka’s gonna have a 7.50 ERA to make up for this year. It’s gonna be so insane how unlucky he is next year to make up for this. At this point, whether you own him or not, you better be rooting for him now, and in the playoffs, so more people are fooled by him next year.

Justus Sheffield – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.51. Checked the Streamonator for his next matchup, saw the @HOU and started chanting, “No Justus for Grey,” as I marched around my house with a picket sign that read the same.

Yu Darvish – Tentatively scheduled to make his next start on Saturday in Milwaukee. There’s a long shadow being cast over him, due to his forearm soreness. Guess that’s why they call it foreshadowing.

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dontbichetteme
dontbichetteme
2 years ago

Hey Grey,
Long time no comment.
Wondering who you would be dropping to activate E.Encarnacion? Trying to get this H2H keeper league team as ready for the playoffs as I can. I have a couple of other guys that may be off the DL soon as well in Kluber/Snell.
C-T.D’ARNAUD
1B-JD DAVIS
2B-O.ALBIES
3B-N.ARENADO
SS-A.BREGMAN
OF-TROUT, ACUNA, SOTO,
UTIL-KEPLER, OZUNA
BENCH-C.SEAGER, K.TUCKER
DL-E.ENCARNACION

SP-J.PAXTON, P.CORBIN, S.BIEBER, D.GERMAN, A.HEANEY, ED.RODRIGUEZ, C.SMITH
RP-IGLESIAS, HENDRICKS, T.ROGERS, H.NERIS
DL-KLUBER, SNELL

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
2 years ago

10 team h2h OBP

Who do I drop to activate Encarnacion?

C W Smith
1B Votto
2B Moustakas
SS Lindor
3B Chapman
CI Olson
MI Polanco
OF JD Martinez
OF K Davis
OF Puig
UTL Vogelbach
UTL Lux
BN Franmil
BN Danny Santana

Thanks!

thurman
thurman
2 years ago

put some faab on tucker? he’s still on waivers in my 12 team mixed league. my team is on bye this week for week 1 of the playoffs

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

George Springer answered the call to get Kyle Tucker more PT – got taken out of the game in the 6th – hopefully it’s not a serious injury

Jon
Jon
2 years ago

Looking to add some SP depth for the playoffs. Considering a ton of guys: Musgrove, Leake, Framber Valdez, Brett Anderson, Logan Webb, Alex Young, Gonsolin, Elieser Hernandez, Brock Burke, Joe Ross, Dylan Bundy…

Any of those guys worth adding, dropping Strahm, Maeda, Diego Castillo, or Shane Greene? I can make multiple moves if they make sense. QS league if that makes a difference.

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Who would you drop?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Sonnavabyeweek – Paxton better pitch more like tonight and less like last week @ SEA when I need him next week

The Other JC
The Other JC
2 years ago

Riddle me this.

What do JD Davis, Laureano, Moose, Bryant, W Smith, Altuve and Muncy have in common? They are not in my lineup playing today. What a week for everyone to be out. Only three moves left for the week so I may be cooked.

Some kind of prayer ring is needed.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  The Other JC
2 years ago

is Laureano back from the IL?

The Other JC
The Other JC
Reply to  William Hung
2 years ago

The old thinking was for gimbal to be activated today. Now it could be the weekend. Davis and a Moose both left Monday’s games do who knows how long they will be out

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

Analagous question: In another league, Encanarcion (activated today) is a FA. Will he play enough to be more desirable than Canha?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
2 years ago

Cano activated today, and I need to decide if I keep/cut. Do you think he’ll be near-full time (he was really hot just before he got hurt)?

Cut: Canha; Nunez; Castro; or (as I assume), Cano?

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Eaton has a bad bone bruise and the expectation is that he’ll be out the rest of the week – he was on a roll too! Hopefully he’ll be back for my playoff matchup next week but i’m not optimistic since he was already out a week when he first injured his knee

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

me neither but can’t take away what he’s done for the past month – as a former Benintendi owner, he was doing what I drafted Beni for

Russ
Russ
2 years ago

Tucker sitting again with a right hander on the mound and Reddick starting in RF. What the actual F!

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Should I continue to hold Tucker with already using 4 of my 7 moves for the week in 12 Team H2H Categories, first round of the playoffs. Or look to make a move for Jake Cave or Nate Lowe or just ride it out until later in the week and see if my 3 moves are better used elsewhere?

Thank You!

Russ
Russ
Reply to  Russ
2 years ago

Josh Rojas and Ronny Rodriguez are also available if you think I should move on.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Ugh. Unbelievable. They should have just traded him

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
2 years ago

Altuve and Alvarez are out of the lineup too and they still cant find room for tucker. Of course Reddick is playing

Giacomo
Giacomo
2 years ago

Do You think Dustin May will have a rotation spot in 2020? What You think his ceiling his?

Giacomo
Giacomo
2 years ago

What do You expect from J.D. Davis next year? Would You keep him in Dynasty and consider his 2019 a breakout? What kind of production You see in a full season? We will call him J.D.D.Davis in 2020?

iChiro
iChiro
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

He’s no Yitz Youngstein.

Rich
Rich
2 years ago

I’ve had three great years in my baseball league since I found your rankings.
Who is your favorite for football rankings? Anybody who writes a preview like yours? The jokes make it a lot more enjoyable to read.
Thank you and keep up the good work!

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Thank god for my bye week as it looks like your PT fears for JD Davis might be justified – out of the lineup again today… 2nd time in 3 days.

Got my finger on Sano if JD begins to play every other game or something

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
2 years ago

More valuable ROS in roto: Canha or Nate Lowe?

Thanks!

Eric
Eric
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

FYI my team name has been Rhys’s Pieces all year, in honor of my second-year keeper (yeesh). I hope he’s finally turning it around and can produce for me in the playoffs, but I’m pretty sure he will not be on my team next year. Anyway…

Who do you think is more disposable in favor of some streamers this week? McMahon, Berti, Castro? (OBP league)

Richard Nelson
Richard Nelson
2 years ago

Danny Santana or Hanser Alberto for the rest of this week?

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
2 years ago

Someone in our long running roto league pointed out that Giolito, Flaherty (not the golfer), and Max Freid were all team mates at Studio City HS, Cal.

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Were you able to get on camera? Or just watch from behind the scenes as close as possible?

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Curios as to the connection you had — actor/actress, crew, management?

Or was it part of a studio tour?

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
Reply to  Gigorilla
2 years ago

BTW, you know your ‘stache is a bit of a throwback……

Dave D
Dave D
2 years ago

The pathetic thing is I might even start Glasnow in a DC league or two, especially if he throws 2-3 innings in long relief and looks good. The injuries go that deep on some no FA rosters.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I’d be shocked if he starts. I could really use some vulture wins in our DC. Hendricks disappointing again yesterday. Somehow Eric Lauer was my “ace” last weak with two W’s and lotsa Ks.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Strange days indeed. Good thing ERA doesn’t matter much for me.

Lady Leg Spreader
Lady Leg Spreader
2 years ago

Does Carrasco have any holds appeal or is he a strait drop at this point?

Alps
Alps
2 years ago

hey Grey
With Contreras coming of IL
Have to drop someone
Please note this is a keeper league
Canha
Biggio
Segura
Thanks

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Got it thanks
That’s who I was thinking also
2nd question
In a keeper league
Is Biggio or Berti worth $6
Next year
Thanks again

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Alps
2 years ago

Sorry
11 team league

Alps
Alps
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Cool
Thanks

Philip
Philip
2 years ago

Grey, I’m looking forward to next year and beyond (mostly beyond) in a 20-team forever keeper. I recently took over a neglected roster and my rebuild could take a couple of years.

1. Would you be motivated to add any of these recently dropped players from the wire: Miggy Cabrera, Lorenzo Cain, Scooter Gennett, Travis Shaw, JP Crawford, Sean Newcomb, Tony Gonsolin?

I’m intrigued by Gonsolin and Newcomb.
2. Are either good long term investments?
3. Is Newcomb going to start in the future?

4. I just dumped Sheffield for Josh Rojas because Sheffield looks super ordinary. Any chance Rojas turns out to be starter quality? I like his situation in Arizona, and I could use speed.

Philip
Philip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks, Grey. Appreciate your input.

Have you seen Sheffield pitch yet? He reminded me of a crappy Bedard. His slider has good horizontal break and he threw it a lot. Too many pitches per at-bat, lots of foul balls. Didn’t fool many guys. I imagine he needs to make a big step forward in control/command to be a guy who can get through six innings consistently.

I didn’t see him as a difference maker on my roster in the long run. Rojas may not be the answer, but Sheffield was on the chopping block.

Would you drop someone like Kristian Robinson, Jazz Chisholm, Nolan Jones or Taylor Trammell for Cain or Shaw? Even if you might not be ready to compete until 2021/2022?

Philip
Philip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks! I’m inclined to think this way, but seeing Cain, Shaw, etc on the wire surprised me. If Sheffield becomes Giolito I will remember this conversation and blame you. You will be the crappy Bedard.

Clayton Carver
Clayton Carver
2 years ago

Thanks Grey!

Herschel
Herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly redraft. Any reason to hold on to Benintendi? Have him as a bench bat and thinking about dropping him for Urias. Been sitting him for Reynolds but also have Sano, Voit and Lux as replacements on my bench.

Clayton Carver
Clayton Carver
2 years ago

ROS 6×6 (OPS 6th hitting category) 16 team mixed. I have to drop one with Laureano coming back. HOw to you rank Laureano, D Fowler, Moran, Mazara, Solek? TIght race I’m in third, got within 2 points of first yesterday. HR, RBI, R all very tightly contested by top 3 teams. I lead in OPS and AVE.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Was scared to start any of my Mets/Nats with this Degrom/Scherzer duel. For those debating starting Conforto:

Conforto v. Scherz: 9/28, 2B, 4 HR, 5 rbi, 1.192 OPS, .464 ISO

Sit Dannys Antana facing Paxton today for Hoskins v. Sims (?) and Conforto right?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Thx for this post… was deciding between Conforto or JD Davis today. One needs to start and this allows me to just throw in Conforto and not have to think about it anymore.

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

10T redraft 5×5

Agree with dropping K Tucker & Segura for Olson? (Tucker in NA slot). For Bench/UTIL

Also, cutting bait on C Smith & Bauer? Alternative are Manaea, Mikolas, Urias, Means, Lyles

Thanks

Gigorilla
Gigorilla
2 years ago

Houser pant marbles vs Astros – no Counsell is no giant.
When the boy wonder gave CC choices of Gio, Chase, or Davies, well bet on the House.

Btw, the Brewers SP staff looks like a lot of NFBC teams this year — mine included — that took the advice of – don’t worry about stud pitchers, there are plenty of usable arms in the later rounds. (there are, gotta get lucky)
Sorry too many lemons. Marquez 6th, Price 7th looked good at the time. But so did Correa 4, Aguilar5, Scooter8.
Pick of the draft imo – W. Miley round 30

Oh well, I heard someone picked TShaw early to be the MVP.

One caveat to that is all the wasted picks early on elite closers that went to waste.

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Drop Tucker for Bader or Goodwin or hold?

jaybo903
jaybo903
2 years ago

Start of the playoffs 5×5 standard league. Stream Julio Urias today?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
2 years ago

My motto for drafting pitching next year is, “No Justus, No Cease”.

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

haha, clever.

lwomack58
lwomack58
2 years ago

Need a batter to cover off days this week. Best all around contributor

Moran vs MIA and Stl. All RH pitching
A. Frazier-Same as above
Beaty-Colo & SF-All RH pitching(still worry about PT)
C. Dickerson-Cin & NYM-Mostly RH pitching except Matz
Arraez-Det. & Clev-Mostly RH pitching-one lefty

Thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Grey,

Would you drop Yaz for Brock Holt?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

how about dropping VanMeter for Holt

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

i need to drop one of them when Luis Urias reaches 150 ab’s which one should it be? Yaz or Vanmeter?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Drop Yaz when Urias reaches the threshold in 12 AB’s?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

who has a better upside

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

no i mean between VanMeter and Yaz whoever you think has the better upseide between the two, the other one will get cut

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

ok i’ll drop Yaz

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

My first round opponent started Houser v Astros and Cole. Somehow it semi-worked out. Let’s hope this is not a sign of things to come.

Timing is everything: Acuna, Albies, Bryant, Hoskins, Smith, Moose all ice cold last two weeks. Let’s gooooo!

Hip hip jorge
Hip hip jorge
2 years ago

Streaming Keller vs Miami today or Montgomery vs Detroit? (Only room for one)

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Hip hip jorge
2 years ago

I grabbed Trevor Richards @ Home against Baltimore because the bots into it. Dropped MMontgom because, well… the bot says no dice. Slave to the bots in Sept

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

Anybody else finding this website borderline unusable lately? Crashing, slow, choppy, freezing, jumping around the page. Any tips?

Coolwhip
2 years ago

Pappa Grey, secured my bye week just in time…
Baez, Suarez, Newman, Darvish all DTD
Hiura, Muncy, Gallo, Stanton all DL

dubbya tee efffffff bruh! how man hand injuries can happen in 1 week? Considering this a keeper league where you keep 3, Trout is my only lock. Right now i’m thinking of Trout, Baez, and Hiura as my keepers, yeah? that would secure a very solid MI combo + Trout. who would be your 2 other keeps and 2 injury drops?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Coolwhip
2 years ago

Injuries always happen in bunches… not sure what kind of voodoo magic this is but I have the same problem – one night I had 2 guys get hit by pitches within an hour of each other and both ended up getting taken out of the game and IL’d at some point later

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Looks like Newman should be back Tuesday or Wednesday now from “leg tightness”

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

not against dropping him –more information provided– since hiura and muncy are both DL’d i need 2B/SS to cover the spot Baez does not LOL… since this is my bye week i have some time to plan, would drop Newman and grab Berti/Wong or would you wait and see how he comes back this week? would you snatch up Rhys/Peterson/Ford for the playoffs in place of Muncy?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
2 years ago

Shits and giggles!

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Beatty or Goodwin as a 5th OF?

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

This website has become borderline unusable. Freezing, crashing, slow, jumps around. It took me four tries to even get this message to post before crashing. Any tips other than paying $9.99 for ad-free? Anyone else having the same problem?

Mike
Mike
2 years ago

Is Benintendi droppable at this point? It’s a keeper league, but his salary would be too high to keep anyway. I have Encarnacion coming off the IL and need to drop someone. Other options are Sano ($6 keeper), Calhoun ($6) and Kyle Seager.

Keeks
Keeks
2 years ago

Fellow Razzballers: what is one rule or format change that your league implemented that you have really enjoyed?

At the end of each season. Every owner in my league gets to nominate one new change and we end up picking the 1 or 2 most popular ones. Just looking for some inspiration!

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

Canha Borrow A Feeling?
Canha Borrow A Feeling?
2 years ago

“Whew, I strongly considered Ross as a streamer, but the Streamonator had him as one of the worst starts yesterday, so I avoided at the last minute.”

So when I asked if we trusted him yesterday vs. the Mets and you replied, “sure” I should’ve taken that as a middling endorsement? Thankfully, I trusted your “sure” as much as you wound up trusting Joe Ross and didn’t stream him. It’s a circle of mistrust!

Canha Borrow A Feeling?
Canha Borrow A Feeling?
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I come for the witty repartee, but I stay to disregard your insightful analysis.

BAC
BAC
2 years ago

12 team 5×5 OBP.

Drop Daniel Murphy, Ohtani for Kyle Tucker, Santander, Seth Brown, Nate Lowe?

elzo
elzo
2 years ago

Add Lux over anyone?

Newman
Reynolds
Santander
Sano

elzo
elzo
Reply to  elzo
2 years ago

Eloy
JD Davis

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Might seem like a dumb question, but are we trusting Richards has the leash to go 6 today? He hasn’t thrown more than 83 pitches in any start for the Rays.
63 in 2.3 @ HOU, 83 in 6 @ BAL, 71 v. DET
Besides that it’s been relief work dating back to July 22 when he threw 99 pitches. I really don’t want to waste a pickup on a guy who might barely throw 5 innings…

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

Also, sorry, he’s v. BAL today then v. TOR on Sunday

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

Junis v DET is out there too for tmw.

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

Yeah the stream seems so juicy but it feels like the Rays don’t want to overextend Richards, right? I mean why else would they not let him go the 7th inning v. BAL when he’s at 83 pitches? He’s also got a 4 BB/9 which is scary.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
2 years ago

Prob droppable but what Knucks said…

NUX
NUX
2 years ago

What are the other options?

NUX
NUX
2 years ago

FWIW the Hittertron had eyes for Josh Rojas yesterday. So I used him as a batty call in multiple places and I’ve already tossed him back for the reasons you’ve mentioned in the post. And cause I need his spot for another batty call.

Shout out to the robots! The edge that Rudy’s bots provide with 4-5 months of data is extremely valuable, which is something that has been proven year after year. And every year it gets better. That is to say, I have eyes for the Hittertron ;)

NUX
NUX
Reply to  NUX
2 years ago

Oh the HT also called the Miggy shot yesterday, might as well mention that.

My wife was so tired of my daily “Battttty callllllllll” yelps… but then I reminded her that they are paying for our trip to Italy next month and now she follows up with her own “Batttyyyyy callllll”!!!

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Will keep you posted for Croatia with my 2020 Fantasy winnings and we can visit Ante if he isn’t somewhere else. From what I’ve gathered, he could be literally anywhere else on planet Earth on the week we decide to visit.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  NUX
2 years ago

Such a sexy hunk of metal

Storm Sutherland
Storm Sutherland
2 years ago

Hey, am I gonna regret somehow having Kyle Tucker instead of Jackie Bradley Jr. in my lineup this week. Consistent points was the goal, and it’s not a daily. Wasn’t feeling Jackman getting the platoon treatment lately. In even sexier news, would u start Jaime Barria with 2 starts against Oakland and White Sox or Danny Duffy against Miami, on the road. My league you basically have to get shelled to not get positive points for pitching. Miami has a weak lineup, but am unsure of this hurricane thing, and Duffy hitting since he just came off the IL. Barria is good for 5 super boring innings. So, is 10 innings better than whatever Duffy does? Help a scared boy out!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Storm Sutherland
2 years ago

Duffy

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

It seems to me that JBJ is perpetually overrated. I think it must be that his name sounds cool. The guy in real life is barely rosterable.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yes, agreed, a godsend this year at his ADP

Luvdarooks
Luvdarooks
2 years ago

Need a couple of SB —-might mean the championship si Might activate Lux ( then lux goes from $5 to $10 next year in this $260 NL).
If I activate Lux I have to drop either slater, cooper or Renfroe. Dont need the HR and Renfroe I noticed is riding the bench.
Do it ? If so who to cut

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Luvdarooks
2 years ago

Yes, gotta go for it. Lose Slater.

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
2 years ago

Brother Grey!

I won 2/4 ‘ships already; going for a clean sweep in my h2h leagues.

In my top dollar league (h2h points) I’ve got the strongest core roster, and scored 400 points more than the next team. The problem, is I’m rolling in to a 2 week playoff having lost so many bats (Keston Hiura hurt, bad) the last month its tragic.

Who would you add Kyle Tucker, Kingery, Aldaberto, or JD Davis (Davis Davis Davis) as a bench bat for the next week or so? Need all the schmotato’ing I can get

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
2 years ago

Would you roll Mitch Keller out for a streamer today home vs the Marlins or is the Searage effect stronger than SONs mathematics? Loved seeing such a high $ amount…then realized that couold go out the window throwing for contact..

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
2 years ago

Sure, I’d stream him

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
2 years ago

Aldaberto, he’s more than a bench bat

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
2 years ago

Apologies on the confusion. I got auto corrected and just caught the mistake.

Meant Hanser ALBERTO for the schmotato of the week.

Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Thanks!

Apologies on my end; autocorrect got me…I meant ALBERTO, as is Hanser Alberto.

Streaming Keller and hoping for the best!

Sept
Sept
2 years ago

You starting Framber this week at home against Mariners if he starts?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Sept
2 years ago

Only in H2H or deeper roto

Keeks
Keeks
2 years ago

How would you rank these OF for 2020?

Robles, Margot, Laureano, and Dannys Antana?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Keeks
2 years ago

Robles, Santana, Laureano, Margot for me

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
2 years ago

A big part HOskins is Kaplar,….analytics calls for taking pitches . Hoksins even stated in a postgame that he was not taking as many pitches lately. You can also see he is taking a a less agressive turn. he was so far ahead of the ball he was hitting 430 foot foul balls now he seems to be going with the pitch. if you look at his swings lately it seems he is finishing higher instead of down by his waist. He will be great next year

just wondering how much impact uncle charlie is having on hosking, kingerey and harper?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
2 years ago

Hey to the HeyHeyHey,

Here’s a tough one: Hoskins or Pederson (assuming his tummy bruise doesn’t keep him out long) ROS?

I’m kinda leaning Hoskins because JP is so damn streaky. But that streak’s been real hot before this boo-boo.

Lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  sportivetricks
2 years ago

Hoskins for me

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 years ago

Im having a hard time figuring out who to drop for Manaea in two leagues.

First league is drop DeScalfini, Ian Kennedy, Heaney, Darvish, Lucchesi, Lynn, Bauer or Gallen?

Second league is Stroman, Lamet, Giles, Bradley or Robles?

I hate dropping any of these guys!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 years ago

1st Desclafani, 2nd hold

Curious George
Curious George
2 years ago

Trying to find a decent hiura replacement – could you give me your top two out of this group? Wong, Taylor, McMahon, Alberto, Newman, Frazier, and Berti. Thank you!

Stupid Sexy Glanders
Stupid Sexy Glanders
Reply to  Curious George
2 years ago

taylor lefty side only now mostly. wong and one other, probably mcmahon when at home, otherwise newman or alberto. unless very steals needy then maybe berti.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Curious George
2 years ago

Newman, Berti for me

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

wong has at least close to the same steals as newman, and has been hitting better than anybody on this list for about 2 months now. for the first time in his entire career his lineup slot isn’t jerking him around either (2nd). actually since metheny got kicked out wong’s only NOT been hitting very very well for about 2.3 months total season time (late april-start of this june). late july-end of season last year he was a top 6 2B in OPS.

Cram It
Cram It
2 years ago

In my points league, which was created by a few sabermetric/math geniuses to better represent “real” baseball, Hoskins is currently the 44th ranked player OVERALL….ahead of hitters like Soler, Brantley, Suarez, Baez, Lindor.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Oh for sure…a .240 average is awful, but his OBP is top 20 in MLB. Dude’s got 5 triples too!

bigbear
bigbear
2 years ago

I would say the Miggy blurb was great, but it really Depends…

Kluber – Is he done for the fantasy year? I saw they shut him down two weeks ago, but it’s been crickets since. With only 4 weeks to live my fantasy left, I’m dubious.

Kingery – now there’s a name I haven’t heard in a long, long time.

Glasnow – will he be a Middler? Or just a bullpen guy? Any guesses from the peanut gallery?

Streamer options are trash for tomorrow: Junis vs DET or hold? 5 moves left for the week.

I begrudgingly drafted Suarez this year in the 5th round thanks to you. Thinking top 30 or so next year. Fairly high ISO, LA jumped, league average EV. BABIP might go up a bit. He’s a little light on R/RBI this year somehow, so you’d think that would normalize. If the R/RBI were up by 10, he’d be Pete Alonso.

Rounding out the top 10 next year will be tough. The first 4 seem fairly straight forward. But the next 20 or so players are really good first round worth talent too. Already looking forward to next spring! Especially for where you’ll land with some of the up/comers and the rebound candidates. Much thanks!

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  bigbear
2 years ago

Don’t expect anything from Kluber.

Middler sounds right for Glasnow as the get him stretched out for the playoffs.

I’d stream Junis.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Whoa there! Don’t go lumping Belly and Suarez in the same breath! HA :)

I hear you though. Suarez is probably undervalued even by those of us fortunate to own him this year! Outside of a down June (3 HR/8 RBI, .185/.265/.304), he’s been really good.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Mike Minor is unowned in my 10 team league – he should be rostered right?