Yesterday, Phils’ manager, Pete Macktheknife, said, “Everybody wants to see (Rhy Hoskins‘) bat but Tommy Joseph has done well enough where there’s enough games left for him to show even more improvement.  It’s hard. You don’t want to put Tommy Joseph on the bench so maybe (having Hoskins play outfield) is a way to do it.”  Hey, quick question, anyone got a participation trophy for Joseph?  Sounds like he could really use one!  “I accept this participation trophy on behalf of all the players who are at positions where the club has a better prospect in the minors, but is too cheap to promote them.  Especially to my runner-up, Shin-Soo, way to keep down Willie Calhoun!”  A bunch of prospblockers, the lot of you!  Don’t even get me started on the absolute craziness that you risk putting your top prospect in left field just to keep playing Tommy Joseph.  Hoskins should be okay out there, but there’s a ton more risk with injuries in left field than standing on 1st.  I grabbed Hoskins in all leagues.  He was top 30 for Prospector Ralph’s top 100 fantasy baseball prospects, and might be the last big name to come up that can make a difference.   For this year, I’d say Hoskins = Mark Reynolds with way fewer Ks.  Long term, well, I won’t say Votto, but his OBP is insane for a kid.  Scouts call players kids, did I sound like a scout?  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Michael Brantley – Hit the DL a mild ankle sprain.  That’s like a mild ghost pepper.  It’ll still put you on your ass.

Jay Bruce – Acquired by the Indians.  He will be known as Chief Jay Strongbruce.  If Brantley’s still healthy, Bruce stays in New York, returns to Jersey for shows at the Stone Pony and grimaces at Little Stevie’s dirty-ass bandana.  This reminds me of the move by the Yankees to acquire Todd Frazier.  On paper, it seems decent enough.  In reality, the acquiring team likely got worse.  Edwin, Bruce and Santana is a murderers’ row of rally killing.  This means in New York Grandy’s gonna be the anti-dandy cleanup hitter.

Trevor Bauer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.79.  This game came vs. the Rockies.  It can’t be overstated how pathetic the Rockies are on road.  Like going from chugging Coors Light to Everclear.

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-6 and his 27th homer.  Have you heard this weekend MLB is putting nicknames on the back of jerseys?  I’m disappointed to hear Blackmon won’t be having on his back, Chazz Noir.  Here’s another one from the files of what could’ve been:

Joey Gallo – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 32nd homer, and 500th homer in the last five games.  All Donkey Dong Jr. does is barrel up pitches!

Elvis Andrus – 0-for-6, 1 run, zero walks and two steals.  A) You know a guy is having a great year when he steals two bases without a hit or walk.  B) He’s facing the Mets and Rafael Montero.  C) There’s no C.

Nomar Mazara – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI, hitting .247.  Slowed down dramatically in the 2nd half, but he’s hitting third.  Dot dot dot.  As I was writing this, I was opening his splits page.  Not to kick a dead cat bounce, but meouch.  His month averages:  .229, .340, .202, .205 and .167.  So, not slow in the 2nd half, as much as every month outside of May.  Call him Mayzara.  Actually, I think that is his name.

Martin Perez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.18.  If you listened to the Stream-o-Nator, you might’ve streamed Martin.  Then you can add an S in front of his name and insert that black guy pointing to his head meme.

Rafael Montero – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.06.  Rafael was always my least favorite turtle.  And that includes Jerry Ferrara.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in the past four games.  As you might say to 1-800-Flores, “I’d like to make this out to ‘Hot Schmotato.'”

Jake Odorizzi – 4 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.38, as he was activated from the DL, but left after being hit by a line drive on the foot.  X-rays were negative.  Oddly enough, the last thing that was caught off a Red Sox bat was by his foot.

Brad Miller – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Batty call!  I grabbed him yesterday because he had four homers (now five) off Porcello in 29 at-bats.  *blows knuckles, wipes knuckles on shirt, realizes knuckles were covered in tomato sauce, mom picks up rolling pin*  “You’re wasting the marinara!”

Adeiny Hechavarria – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 3rd hit this season!  Kidding, but only kinda.

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th steal, and his fifth steal in the last week.  It all started about five days ago, which sounds like voiceover from Stand By Me.  No, five days ago John Farrell said Benintendi would be an elite baserunner, and he’s stolen nearly every game since.

George Springer – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the DL.  Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Hold on one second, I’m leaving an outgoing message, ‘Get him your lineup!’  Okay, how can I help you?”

Collin McHugh – 5 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.32.  Making the White Sox new park look like Guaranteed RAKE!  Am I right?  Or am I right-right?!  Right right right!

Derek Fisher – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer.  Fisher’s been miserably bleh, and now he’s hitting ninth.  I hope they teach Fisher to hit, but right now I have to eat and can’t wait around.

Nicky Delmonico – 3-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .400.  Why doesn’t Nicky Delmonico and Trey Mancini have a lounge act?  Too many lounge singers spoil the cool jazz?  Delmonico will play as long as Matt Davidson is on the DL, and could hit for a little power.  More of a schmotato-slash-deep league play.

Tim Anderson – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer.  You know I’m still a cyclops with a monocle on this guy for next year.

Miguel Gonzalez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.85. Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless it’s at a weird time, then who knows if it’s right the 2nd time because you’re sleeping.

Brandon Woodruff – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.50 thru two starts.  Endorphin Ralph just gave you his Brandon Woodruff fantasy.  Go there, read that.

Brian Dozier – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (22) and legs (11), and 3rd homer in four games.  Oh boy or five girls, here comes 2nd half Dozier.

Jorge Polanco – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, and his 11th steal, hitting .500 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Trevor Cahill – 2 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 1 K, ERA at 8.18 on the Royals.  “I found Cahill, on BBerry Hill…”

Whit Merrifield – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 19th steal, hitting .300.  Maybe it’s his last name, but I’m happy for Merrifield.  Seems like a guy who’s really had to work for it.  Ugh, I can never sound sincere.

Yadier Molina – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs, and his 14th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Last night, Molina homered right after a cat ran onto the field.  In related news, the Cardinals will be playing future home games in a 46-year-old, single woman’s home.

Jose Martinez – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in four games, and hitting in the two hole, and he better not have somehow supplanted Pham.  Pham’s fam, man!

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 33rd homer.  Cody Launchangler missed a month!  Yes, I’m going to keep saying this.

Paul Goldschmidt – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer.  Au Shizz!

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.37 vs. Zack Greinke – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, ERA at 3.14. This matchup was billed as, “If you own both of these guys, no amount of lousy pitchers could’ve screwed you up.”

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and two homers (25, 26).  He’s a long ball machine, which sounds like something an old man would use to put on his pants.  “Trying to close my zipper.  Martha, get me my long ball machine.”

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer.  He’s gotta step it up on power across the final seven weeks if he’s hoping to get to his usual 27 homers.  Otherwise, I might start the narrative that he exceeded in 2016, but his three-year average after 2017 will be exactly at his usual 27-homer, .260 season.  Don’t make me start narratives, this is not VH1 Storytellers!

Matt Joyce – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer.  Fun fact!  His name anagrams to ‘my taco jet,’ which is a Mexican airlines.

Khris Davis – 1-for-4 and his 31st homer, and third homer in three games.  Bet if his name was Khris Davos, people would love him.  Until then, impossible to change the Stannis quo.

Manuel Margot – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer.  Lots of people asking to drop Margot.  But taking a page from Khris Davos, what if he were MarGOT?  Then you like him?  You’re a bunch of Brans!  Margot’s decent for speed, occasional power and runs.

Wil Myers – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .238.  He now has 16 road HRs.  Or sixteen times he’s said, “Can they build mile-high stilts for Petco?”

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and two triples.  So, he does have speed, clearly.  Can you steal more bases, doode?!

Jerad Eickhoff – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.45 vs. Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.45.  This matchup was billed as, “Use the Stream-o-Nator or Jer-khoff with a Newcomb.”

Kevin Gausman – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.21.  Three starts forward, and one start where he can’t get out of the sixth vs. Cesar Puello, Kaleb Cowart, Juan Graterol and Kay Fortywhythreebee.  Three of those are real players and one is my PIN, and you have no idea which is which.

Welington Castillo – 1-for-3 and his 12th homer, and 2nd homer in three days, and friendly reminder that Keith Law once said Matt Wieters would be as good as Yogi Berra.

C.J. Cron – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Every time Cron goes up to bat he has a Sophie’s Choice to make.  If he does nothing, he plays.  If he homers, the Sciosciapath benches him in the next game.

Ivan Nova – 6 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 3.87.  And now has only one good start since June 22nd, and I’ve been telling you to drop him for about a month.  We’re now about 18 hours away from the Pirates saying Nova is dealing with a dead arm and/or the Pirates fan who gave Ray Searage a portrait of himself made in black and yellow dyed candy corn asking for said portrait back.

Justin Verlander – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.97.  His xFIP is still an unsightly 4.72, but huge props to him if he can get his season-long ERA down to respectability after being so bad all year.  Actually, he gets no props.  He’s got Kate Upton.  He gets nothing else.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .250.  Look at Kinsler trying to extend his own personal trading deadline.

Willson Contreras – Limped off the field with a pulled hamstring.  He’ll be out for at least fifteen days is my guess, but you don’t care because you punted catcher.  You didn’t punt catcher?  Oops.

Kyle Hendricks – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.70.  Hey, it’s the King of Under Five Innings.  What’s up, King of Under Five Innings, say hello to your mother for me.

Mark Melancon – Aiming to return this weekend.  Since he’s had elbow issues, I wouldn’t drop Sam Dyson as soon as Melancon returns, but I know Dyson is like a Mission Impossible message and will self-destruct any second now.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.71.  I won’t own Bumgarner next year just because he’ll be drafted too high, but for his sake I’d love to see him shut down early to ready himself for 2018.  Okay, I have two wishes for Bumgarner.  I’d also like to see a Topps card with him getting a piggyback from Scooter Gennett.

Hunter Pence – 2-for-3 and his 10th homer.  Cool that The Gangly Manbird unretired for this game.  *intern whispers in my ear*  I’m told Pence has been playing all year.  Hmm, not sure if we can corroborate that.

Troy Tulowitzki – Officially ruled out for season.  Backdate that to March.

CC Sabathia – His knee MRI came back clean, much to every Yankee fans’ disappointment.  “Hey, CC Bagadonuts, I’ll dirty your knee for you.”  That’s a Yankee fan who works at a pizzeria, construction site or Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding.

Masahiro Tanaka – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.92.  Usually great in night games, but last night’s game was indoors and the Blue Jays drew a smiling sun on the corner of the roof.

Todd Frazier – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  Also, in this game, Didi Gregorius (3-for-5, 3 runs) hit his 18th homer and Gary Sanchez (2-for-5) also hit his 18th homer.  They were fortunate enough to face Tepesch, who should be passed over, but the Jays are goyim.

Garrett Cooper – 4-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs.  Hittin’ hard to look like Garrett Cooper.  Super-duper.

Gio Gonzalez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.59.  In March, “This guy in my league drafted Gio as his ace.”  In August, “I have a guy in my league that is a time traveller.”  Speaking of leagues (awkward segue alert!), our fantasy football leagues are signing up.  Go there, and do that.

Adrian Sanchez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, and three hits the day prior.  He’s merely riding in the pack with LLAMAS, trying to get Dusty over the hump to Trea’s return.

Ryan Zimmerman – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 5 RBIs and his 25th and 26th homer, hitting .310.  You know what’s gonna happen, right?  You know, right?  You’re gonna draft him next year and he’s going to hurt his back in March, play hurt for three months, look awful, then get DL’d.  There is no other outcome possible.

Stephen Strasburg – Threw a simulated game yesterday.  He struck out three mimes.

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Left Coast Yankee
Left Coast Yankee
4 years ago

Waive Miguel Cabrera (burning hole in my bench) for Rhy Hoskins?

Left Coast Yankee
Left Coast Yankee
Reply to  Left Coast Yankee
4 years ago

@Left Coast Yankee: Nevermind…I just got to the bottom of your article and the Sells!

Sdub88
Sdub88
4 years ago

Who to drop for Hoskins:

Story, Hanley, Thames, Cesar Hernandez

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

And Myers homers again…

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Dominic Smith called up. I grabbed Hoskins already. Drop Miggy to grab Smith and roll with those 2, or Hold? Thanks.

The Harrow
The Harrow
4 years ago

AL only, same specs as NL only above.
C chirinos
1B miggy
2B segura (SS)
SS e.escobar (benched 3 days in a row)
3B mostsuckass
CI chapman
MI about to be goins/romine over escobar/hanson (played 4 days in a row) as hanson banished to bench too (really F’d myself not grabbing cowart as soon as he was back, or somehow guessing that pinder would be moved to starting nearly every day when depthcharts had him lefty side only platooner when he got back)
OF (4) k.davis/zimmer/l.martin/mancini (1B)
util devers
BN cargo 2
DL chisenhall/correa
nobody is trading me a MI unless i give them devers, which i’m not doing. can’t do a chapman for even a crappy MI thus far. b.miller might drop coming up here though a guy has 4 BN bats (way too few SP) he’s on bench every day on that roster.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
4 years ago

@The Harrow: question was i guess drop leonys for trumbo (also in DL)

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: yeah not grabbing cowart in his first 2 days up and not being able to DL hold miller forever (had to drop a while back) and not reacquiring pinder (also had no DL room) when he came back thinking he’d not get playing time (as depthcharts had him) along with correa in DL isn’t good. i might miss playoffs from this.

Josh-NYC
Josh-NYC
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Do you like Eduardo Nunez over Tommy Pham ? I really could use the 3B/SS and was offered Nunez.

Also Hoskins or puig? Thanks!

The Harrow
The Harrow
4 years ago

so here cowart was the drop for hoskins, but was trumbo himself a drop or somebody else for him?
1. 14 teamer
C hedges
1B myers (OF)
2B beckham (1B/SS)
SS semien
3B longo
OF (3) trout/stanton/souza
util (2) margot/avisail
BN maybin/cowart (backup to 2B/3B)
DL trumbo (just stashed a day ago)
NA hoskins
DL desmond/travis (also stashed a day ago)

2. and here who’s the drop for hoskins:
NL only 10 teamer
C lucroy
1B freeman (3B)
2B dejong (3B/SS)
SS albies
3B j.turner
MI c.hernandez
CI thames (1B/OF)
OF (4) harper/inciarte/puig/braun
util (1) winker
BN peraza (2B/SS/OF)
DL schebler
NA hoskins
also have these, in theory could go with 2 BN bats, 7 SP, but optimally the 1 BN bat tends to work
SP: sims/lynn/lamet/kuhl/godley/chacin/woodruff/gio g
DL stressbird/ray

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: winker was always assumed to be super boring, except for those 2 HR in 2 games a bit back. better in OBP like here, but super boring.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

H2H OBP league

These are kind of ROS moves. We have a budget ($100) for moves and after this Monday, prices will rise from $1 to $3 and then $5 in playoffs.

1) Hold Morrison (.358 OBP/28HR/1SB) or drop for Gallo (.325 OBP/32HR/6SB) or Moustakas (309 OBP/32HR/0SB)

2) Hold Velasquez (left today’s game with middle finger numbness) @SD, @SF, CHC, @MIA or drop for Bundy @OAK, LAA, OAK, SEA or Rodon (5IP 1 ER 2K 0BB versus HOU so far tonight) @LAD, MIN, @DET, TB

Thanks!

Pazz
Pazz
4 years ago

is johnny cueto a stash or trash

Hanklongball
Hanklongball
4 years ago

Grey,

How would you rank Quintana, Gausman, Duffy for ROS? Would you agree with the ROS pitcher rater that Quintana is close to top-5?

Hanklongball
Hanklongball
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thank you sir! I’ll make a small waiver bid, but I won’t break the bank…

jedlatham
jedlatham
4 years ago

Grey,

Someone’s offering me Verlander for E Santana and a closer. Player rater has Verlander ranked at #15 for pitchers for the ROS.
Should I offer Santana and Treinen first or Santana and Ramos (not sure if/when Familia is coming back)?

Thanks,

Jed

What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas
What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas
4 years ago

Could you please rank Hoskyns, Hanley, Devers and Broxton ROS, redraft league?

Crime dog
Crime dog
4 years ago

Who is set to come back sooner trea day Turner or Carlos Correa, anyone know?

Crime dog
Crime dog
Reply to  Crime dog
4 years ago

@Crime dog: let me actually expand on this and seek your wise counsel. I’m currently holding Correa and McCullers. My SS’s are albies and Trevor story. Orlando arcia looks like he’s moved to 2 hole. Trade dealine is tomorrow. Playoffs start next week. Redraft h2h league. I’m mulling over some options please advise on the following. 1) try to trade Correa and maybe wil myers (I have bellinger and Santana at first) for trea Turner if he’s gonna be back soon or 2) pick up arcia, if I pick up arcia do I drop Correa mccullers Carlos Santana or Ozzie albies

Crime dog
Crime dog
Reply to  Crime dog
4 years ago

@Crime dog: I’m somewhat light on steals

Crime dog
Crime dog
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks dude

Janks
Janks
4 years ago

Grey
Would you take a shot at
Kuhl or Trevor Williams
12 team
both in line to pitch in Toronto

ebudz
ebudz
4 years ago

10 team Yahoo H2H 7×7
R, H, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG
W, L, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS

(1) C: Lucroy
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(1) 2B: Odor
(1) SS: Lindor
(1) 3B: Rendon
(3) OF: Harper, Springer, Myers
(2) UT: Souza, Abreu
(6) Bench: H. Ramirez

(3) SP: deGrom, Severino, Lynn
(2) RP: Knebel, Ramos
(4) P: Hand, Betances, Ryu, McHugh
(6) Bench: J. Gray, Morton, Gausman, R. Lopez, Bauer

(2) DL: McCullers, Familia

Welp the dumbest move ever made was made by me last night… Ughhhh don’t wanna talk about it but managed to accidentally drop Edwin flat out last night instead of Hanley … Of coourse my commish is in Israel and hasn’t gotten back to me and I don’t blame him but most likely I won’t get him back even with my number 1 waiver priority because Yahoo is stupid… but anyway I think you answered a similar question above but now should I drop Hanley for Hoskins? He’d be a bench bat since I doubt i’ll be able to consolidate a 2 for 1 trade without Edwin now… If yes to dropping Hanley for Hoskins, then is Hoskins compared Edwin a big gap ROS?

ebudz
ebudz
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Ha the hope is to get Edwin back by some miracle but Yahoo doesn’t let me use a waiver claim on someone I dropped… So i have to hope he clears waivers which I doubt will happen! So I was hoping Hoskins might not be that far off from Edwin so I don’t feel as bad for making that stupid mistake!

Hanklongball
Hanklongball
4 years ago

Grey,

How would you rank the following ROS:

1. SP: Quintana, Gausman, Duffy
2. Bench OF: Peralta or Maybin

Hand
Hand
4 years ago

Hand brought in to face a batter in the 7th (in the middle of the at bat!). Promptly gives up 5 runs, 3 of them on him. I ask you Grey, why?

Hand
Hand
4 years ago

Hand brought in to face a batter the 7th (in the middle of the at bat!), promptly gives up 5 runs (3 of them his). I ask you Grey, why?

tony
tony
4 years ago

Donyou think that puig is finally getting it?

I mean he’s been good sonfar with power and speed and he has a high ceiling i think.

Is he right now a top 50 hitter, or even better?

MarvPesos
Marv
4 years ago

Grey,
H2H 10-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS) – 35 moves max a year (no streaming), but we have very deep teams, with 6 bench spots.

Looking to strengthen my RF spot and add someoen to my catcher spot, what do you think of this trade:
My Verlander, Xander, Manaea and trumbo
For his: Springer, Molina, Sonny Gray

Waiver:
Hit – T. Beckham (1B,2B,SS), J. Harrison (2B,3B,LF), C. Hernandez (2B), D. Pedroia (2B), Y. Alonso (1B), M. Semien (SS), J. Kipnis (2B), HanRam (1B), J. Reyes (3B,SS), C. Santana (1B, RF), E. Gattis (C), B. McCann (c), M Reynolds (1B), N. Castellanos, T. Mancini, M. Franco, R. Martin(c), C. Vazquez (c), M. Weiters (C)
PIT – M Foltynewicz, C. McHugh, R.A Dickey, T. Bauer, J. Urena, J Zimmerman, A. Cashner

My Team:
C – EMPTY
1B – Paul Goldschmidt
2B – Brian Dozier
3B – Nolan Arenado
SS – Xander Bogearts
Mi- Ian Kinsler
CI – Justin Turner
LF – Christian Yelich
CF – Charlie Blackmon
RF – Lorenzo Cain
Util- Justin Smoak
BN – Trumbo
BN –Ryan Braun
DL – Trea Turner
Sp – Alex Wood
SP – Sean Maneae
SP – Carlos Carrasco
RP – Aroldis Chapman
Rp – Greg Holland
P- Edwin Diaz
P – Wade Davis
BN- James Paxton
BN- Quintana
BN – Gerrit Cole
BN- Masahiro Tanaka
BN – Justin Verlander
BN – Jimmy Nelson

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Grey, alright, I also have this one as a possibility:
My Xander, Smoak, Trumbo, Manaea
His: Greinke, Salazar, Elvis Andrus

thoughts?

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Punt Catcher and stash McMahon?

jon
jon
4 years ago

I hate Gerrit Cole- why do I draft him every year?

Filkarri
Filkarri
4 years ago

Lose Mazara or Fisher to activate Springer?

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

Choose 2 of the following for ROS:

Todd Frazier
Alex Bregman
Orlando Arcia
Marcus Semien
Castellanos
Healy
Franco

Thanks!

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
4 years ago

SON no likey but we should be streaming Urena at home vs COL yes?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey,

I need your help. I am looking for 2018 already. From my major league roster i can only protect 25 of them. Which 25 should I protect

C- Posey (also 1B), Sanchez, Molina
1B – Votto, Pujols, Jose Martinez (also OF), Bellinger (also OF), Matt Adams (Also OF),
2B – Altuve, Jose Ramirez (also 3B,SS,OF), Nunez (also 3B,SS,OF), LeMatheiu, Happ (also OF), Trey Turner (also SS,OF)
3B – Arenado, Machado
SS- Correa
OF – Adam Jones, McCutchen, Trout, Domingo Santana, Bautista
SP – Bumgarner, Kershaw, Faria, Hendricks, Lynn, Scherzer, Severino, Verlander, Maeda, Bridwell, Carrasco, Newcomb, Hill, Syndergaard, Andriese
RP – Allen, Britton, Chapman, Familia, Devenski, Bradley, Neshek, Vizcaino, Warren

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

23? I need to get down to 25 from 46. I basically have to cut the team in half.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: Like, do some work yourself and pick 23, then ask for the last few.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

ok i have 16. I need 5 more. Here is who i am cutting so far:

1) Yadier Molina
2) Matt Adams
3) Jose Bautista
4) Albert Pujols
5) Domingo Santana
6) Eduardo Nunez
7) Kyle Hendricks
8) Lance Lynn
9) Justin Verlander
10) Pat Neshek
11) Adam Warren
12) Kenta Maeda
13) Carlos Carrasco
14) Parker Bridwell
15) Matt Andriese

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

thats only 15 i cut. I need 6 more from the original roster list i gave you

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

i think you are confused. I have 46 on the roster, I need to get down to 25. I have 16 on the list currently I am not bringing back. i need 5 more from the original roster.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

not cutting those guys

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

these are the 16 i am not bringing back:

1) Yadier Molina
2) Matt Adams
3) Jose Bautista
4) Albert Pujols
5) Domingo Santana
6) Eduardo Nunez
7) Kyle Hendricks
8) Lance Lynn
9) Justin Verlander
10) Pat Neshek
11) Adam Warren
12) Kenta Maeda
13) Carlos Carrasco
14) Parker Bridwell
15) Matt Andriese
16) Rich Hill

I need five more to drop from the original roster i sent you to get me to 25.

knucks
knucks
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: I ask every year, but is this for $$? And if the answer is yes, is there room for me?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  knucks
4 years ago

not for money

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

ok gray i got to 19 i need two more these are my choices:

Sean Newcomb
Adam Jones
Jake Faria

which two shoud I leave unprotected?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

ok this is the list of the players I am leaving unprotected.

1) Yadier Molina
2) Matt Adams
3) Jose Bautista
4) Albert Pujols
5) Domingo Santana
6) Eduardo Nunez
7) Kyle Hendricks
8) Lance Lynn
9) Justin Verlander
10) Pat Neshek
11) Adam Warren
12) Kenta Maeda
13) Carlos Carrasco
14) Parker Bridwell
15) Matt Andriese
16) Rich Hill
17) Jose Martinez
18) Ian Happ
19) Jenry Familia
20) Sean Newcomb
21) Adam Jones

What do you think of the list? Is there anyone I should take off the list.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

really he hasnt looked good. but the rest of the list is ok?

cubjet
cubjet
4 years ago

Gregory Polanco or Odubel Herrera ROS?

Wywyz
Wywyz
4 years ago

Standard redraft league btw

Wywyz
Wywyz
4 years ago

Should I pick up Rhy Hoskins and if so who to drop Story, Ables or Rosario?

jedlatham
jedlatham
4 years ago

Grey,

Avila or R Martin while Contreras is out?

Thanks!

jedlatham
jedlatham
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
Grey,

In another league, Avila or Zunino?

Thanks again!

jedlatham
jedlatham
Reply to  jedlatham
4 years ago

@jedlatham:
NM, Avila’s taken in that league, my bad.
Zunino, Vazquez, R Martin, or Hedges?

Thanks again, again.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
Well of course I did not pay attention to you folks concerning Nova until it was too late, and man he blew. I assume he is good to drop in a 10 Team H2H Points League? I was thinking of adding VV for his 2 starts next week. I already added Jeickoff.

I’m starting to realize why I have lost 3 weeks in a row and going for the Golden Sombrero this week. Starting Nova, Miggy, Tanaka and I benched Wood because I was concerned about his velocity and Ryu even though I added him to start this week against SD.

What’s that Tommy Boy line about driving my car into a bridge abutment? Or the line “Let me tell you why I suck.” Something like that.

Thanks much Grey. You are probably the only reason I am not winless!

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, figured as much. I just dropped him for VV. Oh yeah, I also have f’n Polanco. What a terrible season this has been!

Thanks Grey.

Luke
Luke
4 years ago

Do we expect Honeywell up any time soon or am I wasting a roster spot? Thanks.

Chris R
Chris R
4 years ago

Currently got Segura and Cozart manning MI while Trea Turner sit son DL

I have Devers, Fisher, Rosario, Albies and now Hoskins as I search for two guys who will be keepable for me next year. Cesar Hernandez as an actual bench bat

Ian Kinsler is sitting on Waivers unclaimed for two weeks. I know Albies is the easiest drop, but I want to see what he does in coors next week.

Would you make a move to grab Kinsler or hold?

sh
sh
4 years ago

Grey

Love your articles as always. I am in a 14 team 10player keeper league, can only keep 4 pitchers, head to head, scoring favours SP and Elite closers.

My keepers for SP Bumgarner, Carrasco, Berrios and perhaps T.Walker.(also have Verlander,Mchugh,Davies Pomeranz and Kintzler Bedroaian Hand, and Knebel.

My other 6 keepers would be Blackmon(who I drafted in the 3rd round),Arenado,Sano,J.Abreu,C.Santana and perhaps Pedroia.
Would you be against stashing Acuna, RObles or Rodgers as the 10th keeper for next year in place of Walker or Pedroia.

THanks

PB&J
PB&J
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

I’m in the middle of my H2H playoffs and I’m desperate for QS, W, and K. I have to stream 2 of these bad match ups. Which 2 would you suggest:

Graveman BAL $-2.7
E. Jackson SF $-13.7
Pruitt CLE $-4.4
Lugo @PHI $-10.1 (negative w/ him is that I have Pivetta on my team and they are facing each other)
Garza CIN $-12
L. Sims @STL $-7.8
U. Jimenez @OAK $-5.5
Feldman @MIL $-10.4
Romano @MIL $9.3
A. Sanchez MIN $-1.2
Zimmermann MIN $-7
Boyd MIN $0.1

Thanks for your help!

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
4 years ago

Arcia or Semien ROS? Thanks!

Sunkton
Sunkton
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Arcia or Galvis OBP lg?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
4 years ago

Deep roto – looking to move Melancon upon his return for some OF help – Cain or Benintendi ROS?

Or better to try to stick it out with Thames (who stinks)?

Thanks Grey!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks – the OF MJ dance gives him the edge in my opinion

HEE HEE

Son of Joe
Son of Joe
4 years ago

What is Wood worth given his 2nd half decline? If you were targeting an OF or other SP who would you target?

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
4 years ago

Hoskins or broxton

Not your average Joe
Not your average Joe
4 years ago

Would you trade Pham + Holland for C-Mart? Lynn? What about Holland for Keuchel?

12-team, h2h, 5×5, redraft.
C – Realmuto; 1B – Freeman; 2B – Dozier; 3B – K.Seager; SS – Machado; OF – Merrifield, Duvall, Pham ; Util – Smoak; Bench – Souza, Santana; DL – Hicks, Correa
SP – Severino, Wood, Taillon, Salazar, Kennedy, Walker
RP – Holland, Greene, Doolittle, Rosenthal, Vizcaino

Jr
Jr
4 years ago

Need to lose one between Brantley, Bird and C. Frazier in a H2H category keeper league that counts obp, bb and slg. Who would you cut? It’s a 3of league so it’s somewhat shallow

Thanks!

Ray
Ray
4 years ago

Sonny Gray and Dozier for Ozuna and Cesar Hernandez? 12 team H2H OPS/QS

GregJeffries
GregJeffries
4 years ago

Yo Grey! (Sorry for the double post, think you may have missed the earlier one) Which side for a 5×5, keep 5 forever:
Harper, C.Davis, Norris, and Hamels
For
Altuve, Darvish, Severino, Hosmer
Thanks!

Straily
Straily
4 years ago

Risking Straily at Washington?

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
4 years ago

Great write-up today!

14 Teams 5×5 with OPS and QS and K/9

C-Lucroy
1B- Votto
2B-Lemahieu
3B-Arenado
SS-Baez
OF- Trout
OF- Betts
OF- B Hamilton
UT-Gallo
UT- Carlos Santana
Bench: Schwarber, Odor, JBJ, Desmond, Story, Rosario
SP: Degrom, Lester, Nelson, McCullers, Syndergaard, Maeda, Ryu, Taillon, Peacock
RP: Giles, Rosenthal

A) Tomorrow is the trade deadline, any suggestions for a last minute improvement?
B) offer: Trade away Gallo and Lemahieu to get Merrifield and Rivero?
C) who should I drop to pick up Hoskins?

Benintendo64
Benintendo64
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks! are you usually more aggressive with adds and drops after the trade deadline?

BillyBeaneIsNotMyLover
BillyBeaneIsNotMyLover
4 years ago

Hoskins is going to rake. Love the call-up especially because I grabbed him.

In an OPS dynasty league I have Mazara now as a keeper. Of these three who would you rather keep:

Mazara
Gallo
James Paxton

LeggoPens
LeggoPens
4 years ago

How do you see Castillo vs. Lucroy ROS? Lucroy being in a strong lineup and playing at Coors is obviously great, but he hasn’t been producing very much pretty much all year and hasn’t shown signs of any big change since his move.

Castillo, on the other hand, has been absolutely mashing, but almost definitively only plays every other day. Dont want to miss the boat on Lucroy getting hot but it’s hard to justify dropping castillo for that sort of “what if”

Also, for funsies, Avila? Been crushing it this year but the contreras sitch makes things complicated and he hasnt shown much since being shipped to Chi city

I know its a bleh discussion in the first place since theyre all catchers but still interesting to think about

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

I have three starters on hand
C. Martinez
C. Carrasco
L. Severino
pls rank for ROS. Thanks.

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
I’m thinking to keep Severino due to younger, more K, and lower ratios.
Thoughts?

Sean
Sean
4 years ago

Potentially thinking of trading away my Trea Turner. I have an offer on the table for CMart and Godley. My only concern is I can keep Turner next year in the 20th round. That’s tough to give up. I do have Bregman holding down his SS spot and he could kept as a 12th rounder next year. Currently in 1st in my 12 team H2H. My staff is Darvish, J. Gray, JA Happ, Walker, Rodon, Chacin, Woodruff, Odorizzi, and Lamet. Would you make this deal?

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thanks for the response. would that be due to keeper value next year?

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:Grey, I appreciate all the input and advice. It was an offer I was honestly considering, but struggled with due to his keeper value.

tank1
tank1
4 years ago

Have too many closers and need to drop one or two of the following to clear up space for streamers/prospects, etc. – Holland, Rodney, Dyson, Melancon, Norris, Belisle and Neris. Thanks.

prog nation
prog nation
4 years ago

Grey,
Agree with Story from your earlier comment. Planning on dropping him Question, I have Semian at SS.

These SS’s are available. Which would you pick up or would you hold Semian? for AVG and OBP.

Tony Orlando Arcia
Timmy Anderson
B Miller Lite
Azz drúbal Cabrera

Thanks.

GregJeffries
GregJeffries
4 years ago

Yo Grey! Which side for a 5×5, keep 5 forever:
Harper, C.Davis, Norris, and Hamels
For
Altuve, Darvish, Severino, Hosmer
Thanks!

Fabsy
Fabsy
Reply to  GregJeffries
4 years ago

@GregJeffries: Altuve side

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago

Hey Grey –

Looking to upgrade my bench and utility options. Currently have B Zimmer and M Adams as potential drops. Worth dropping either / both to ride any of these hot hands: J Pirela, J Martinez, M Chapman, S Pearce? Adams plays in Colorado next week.

Thanks,
Jeff

Jeff
Jeff
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

lwomack58
lwomack58
4 years ago

Trade offer-
Judge and Moose for Lindor and R. Ray?
Which side do you like?
Thank you

PHIL
PHIL
4 years ago

Need to drop one….McHugh or Woodruff ?

Chad Donaldson
Chad Donaldson
4 years ago

I have been offered Castellanos fr J Upton. I’m fine at OF as I have Hoskins waiting in the wing. No brainer right? Keeper league

Duke
Duke
4 years ago

Grey,

Our playoffs are starting on Monday, would you rather have Carlos Gomez ( home all week ) or Will Myers ( all week in PetCo ) as your Utility slot? Thanks G!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
4 years ago

Garrett Cooper has me intrigued…has always hit for Avg., low K rate in the minors just didn’t hit for any power…If he found his power stroke he could be sneaky good.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
4 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F: He’s being cylopsed

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Agreed but the 17 HRs in 320 ABs with the Brewers (AAA)…plus 5 HRs in 139 ABs after being promoted to AAA at the end of last season has me keeping an eye on him…just one eye though not both yet

Good Wood
Good Wood
4 years ago

Is it time to dump Trevor Story and go after someone like Tim Beckham or am I taking crazy pills?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Good Wood
4 years ago

@Good Wood: In a redraft if you have a shot to win sure

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
Reply to  Good Wood
4 years ago

@Good Wood: I know it doesn’t feel like it, but Story actually has better counting-stats over the past month than Beckham (though lower AVG). I understand the frustration, but I’m holding…

Eric Oster
Eric Oster
Reply to  Good Wood
4 years ago

@Good Wood: At this point shouldn’t you go with whoever helps you win? Story isn’t helping anyone do that, he’s batting 8th and there’s talk Valaika might start spelling him. I’m in an OBP and his OBP is about to head south of .700, I’m cutting bait for a stream spot.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:
I dumped Story
weeks ago and just dropped Myers

I have an uncanny ability of
Dropping players then they play much better!!

Nick
Nick
4 years ago

How do you feel about adding and starting reynaldo Lopez in kc? Thanks!

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
Reply to  Nick
4 years ago

@Nick: not worth the risk

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Nick
4 years ago

@Nick: Depends on your league type, size etc…

Don Majikowski
Don Majikowski
4 years ago

Zimmer or Hanley ROS?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Don Majikowski
4 years ago

@Don Majikowski: Hanley

psychboy
psychboy
4 years ago

Heading to the final month, in third of 8 in ROT AL only….offense clicking well. Need pitching, especially K and WHIP. JBJ for Sonny G?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  psychboy
4 years ago

@psychboy: Sure

psychboy
psychboy
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Rock on boys…thanks…..

Geoff
4 years ago

After that opening, and your usage of kid, you’re going to have to start wearing a fedora, smoking an unlit cigar, and only staying at two star Best Western’s.

Racehorse
Racehorse
Reply to  Geoff
4 years ago

@Ralph Lifshitz: Sheldon Neuse is mashing in Stockton since being traded, and Luiz Gohara is taking a few lumps since being promoted to Gwinnette … if you had your druthers, Neuse or Gohara ?

Thanks, Ralph!

Jim
Jim
4 years ago

Thanks for the write up!
Drop Odubel, Puig or Beckham for Hoskins!

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Jim
4 years ago

@Jim: Either ODB or Beckham depending on needs

Wilson
Wilson
4 years ago

Do you think Zimmerman will keep hot until the end of season?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  Wilson
4 years ago

@Wilson: Hes only hit .235 over the past month so I think the question has been answered already.

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
4 years ago

I need to drop one closer to make room for a streamer spot.

Who should I drop out of Claudio and Treinen?

Also. Where do you think Smoak / Merrifield will rank for next season? I need to keep one of them and need to choose this season

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  HarperBetterThanTrout
4 years ago

@HarperBetterThanTrout: Lose Treinen and Keep Smoak

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
4 years ago

Trade offer was just made to me: his Yu Darvish and Jose Ramirez for my Judge. This is an 11 tm keeper (keep 4 guys) My lineup is –

C: Martin
1B: Bellinger
2B: Hernandez
3B: Taylor
SS: Segura
OF: Judge
OF: Souza Jr.
OF: Pham
UTL: Gardner
Bench: Duvall
Bench: Rhys Hoskins
DL: Correa
SP: Paxton, Severino, Nola, Wood, Carrasco, Gausman, Marquez, McHugh/Folty
RP: Jansen
RP: Rivero
DL: Strasburg

I’m in 1st place, but by only 2 points. Obviously, the trade would help my pitching staff and Ramirez is a weapon…but is it enough value for a guy like Judge in a keeper league. Thanks for your input!

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

@Scuffy McGee: I’d take it…You have Duvall on your bench as well as Hoskins coming so you essentially would be adding Hoskins, Ramirez and Darvish while losing Judge and that allows you to float Taylor around to different positions when needed….I like it.

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thank you both. I’ll meditate on it.

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
4 years ago

h2h pts util spot
drop trumbo for any of these:
hanram, odubel, melky, benint

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  fudgemybudge
4 years ago

@fudgemybudge: Beni is heating up, I’d grab him over Trumbo

No Pun Zone
No Pun Zone
4 years ago

I have Rizzo, Lamb, Freeman and LoMo at CI and utility spots so no room for Hoskins. But it makes me think back to something Don Mattingly said that actually (and surprisingly) made sense:
“You know, there is a reason these late season call ups are in the minor leagues.”
June call ups like Bryant, Trea, Seager due to financial/contract reasons are different. This year who has made an impact? Devers is a yes. Williams is so-so. But after that? Ahmed, Brinson, Fisher, Ozzie, Reed, Moncada?

I don’t know, give me Melky, Souza, Peralta types who consistently give you what they are advertised as.

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F
Reply to  No Pun Zone
4 years ago

@No Pun Zone: If Hoskins is available I’d grab him, he’s one of the safer call ups since he doesn’t K very often and is an OBP machine with power.

Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues
Questions I Know The Answers To But Have Issues
Reply to  JeF WiTh 1 F
4 years ago

@JeF WiTh 1 F:

Thanks. I did and dropped Harrison. No where to play him until he gets OF eligibility or if LoMo swoon continues. Better upside than Harrison I figure. I enjoy your commentary as well even if you are missing a F

Fungazi
Fungazi
Reply to  No Pun Zone
4 years ago

@No Pun Zone: How has Devers had an impact? From a handful of good games? He’s already getting benched.

Fabsy
Fabsy
4 years ago

L. Castillo vs SD
V. Velasquez vs NYM
Skaggs vs Seattle

Any of these worth streaming?

JeF WiTh 1 F
JeF WiTh 1 F