Sun beating down across a desert landscape. Sweat beading from my forehead. I lift a thermos to my face and spray my face with liquid to freshen myself. “I think I just sprayed my face with urine,” I say to no one, because no one is around. A mirage from the sand rises; it’s Pegasus. The horsey with wings kneels in front of me so I can get on. Pegasus turns to me and says, “I need to get you to an internet cafe so you can put Ronald Acuña Jr. in your lineup.” Thank you, Pegasus! Thank you, Ronald Acuña Jr.! Thank you, Tildaddy! Okay, now I’m just singing that crappy Alanis song, Thank you. I really needed Acuña (1-for-5, 1st and 2nd steal, hitting leadoff). Now stay on the field, Tildaddy says it’s October! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-3, and a slam (1) and legs (2), hitting .209, and batting 9th. “Hey, I don’t want to alarm anyone but we have to chuck a dead body overboard–Whoa! Hold on a second! Dansby Swanson moved! He’s alive!”

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .200. Braves activated Acuña, Swanson and Duvall all in one night. Not sure how much value Swanson’s gonna have hitting 9th, but Duvall never hits just one homer. By next week, he’ll have five.

Kyle Wright – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 1.13. You might be thinking sell, but he’s got a 12.8 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, 2.13 xFIP. Could he actually be a buy high? Depends on price, of course, but yes.

Andrew McCutchen – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer, hitting .250 and leadoff. Wouldn’t be shocked to see A-Knee McClutchin’ get hot for an extended period of time.

Freddy Peralta – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.00. The Pirates’ lineup actually looks better than the Brewers’. Irrelevant for FreddyKBB, but you know him.

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.32. So far Quintana has easily been my best pitcher in my NL-Only Tout Wars league. Guess how well that team is doing so far.

Jack Flaherty – Threw from 240-feet. Sounds like he’s planning on being the Cards’ next Rick Ankiel.

Nick Lodolo – Hit the IL with a lower back strain. Dude’s 24 years old, and he’s got back problem? Lo-DOH-lo.

Tyler Mahle – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.45. He looked like he was throwing batting practice. Like Carrot Top’s face, just massively hittable. He settled in for a little while, and was giving me false confidence to start him next time out, and the Streamonator says no no no.

Wil Myers – Hit the IL with a bruised thumb. Shame it’s not a braised thumb, those are delicious.

Nick Martinez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.12. Nick stands for Not Interested *spritz cologne, to passerby* CK.

Dakota Hudson – 6 IP, 0ER, 4 baserunners (3 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.75. No, he’s not really this good, i.e., that Dakota’s gonna go south.

Alec Bohm – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .326. I truly am happy for you, all of you who drafted Bohm this year. No, I’m not bitter that I had him in every league last year and not this year. Not at all! Haha, don’t be silly.

Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 5.79. Meh, that’s against a pretty garbagey team in the Rockies. If you can sell Wheeler on the back of this start, I would be doing it. He hasn’t been right, nothing’s changed.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, a pinch-hit homer, and thank God I thought to myself before this game, “Don’t care if Dusty can’t see how hot Tucker is and is benching him, I am keeping him in my fantasy lineup.” Absolutely galaxy brained myself into a homer. LFG!

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.73. Imagining myself in the preseason saying I don’t trust Verlander to Verlander and him just laughing hysterically.

Martin Perez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.00, and was perfect for six innings. Question I can prolly find out the answer to with a little research, but are there any pitchers with a 4.oo or higher ERA? Besides Gerrit Cole, Brandon Woodruff, and Zack Wheeler.

Corey Seager – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, to pull the Rangers within one run in the 9th, as they lost. That’s worth $250 million alone!

Alek Manoah – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.44. Manoah mama mia! Literally, there were a few crowd shots of his mom and *chef’s kiss*.

Santiago Espinal – 1-for-4 and his 3rd steal, and he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column! How enticing! If you can’t wait, it’s now available on the Patreon.

Bailey Ober – Left with groin tightness. Damn, BO, that stinks.

Tarik Skubal – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.05, but also three more unearned for the heart-stopping ticker shock. You have any fantasy teams where you’re like, “I really want to drop a guy but every pitcher I have has an ERA around 3.00?” Then you see all pitchers in the major leagues have an ERA around 3.00, except Zack Wheeler and Gerrit Cole and you’re like, “Damn, man, this is playing games with my mind.”

Shane Baz – Might be back by June 6th after having loose bodies removed from his elbow. That’ll take a quick rehab, while also being one of the longest episodes of Forensic Files.

Chris Flexen – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38. Seattle breeds these low-walk, low-strikeout guys. Like someone fed Marco Gonzales after midnight, and his appendix fell out of his body and grew into Flexen.

Reid Detmers – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.19 with only blemish a home run allowed to Austin Hedges. Can’t believe he allowed a homer. Who allows home runs anymore?

Everyone, “No hitters can knock this ball out of the park.”
“Let me pitch, coach!” — Matthew Boyd

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 8.69 vs. Trevor Rogers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.09. This matchup was billed as, “Patrick Corbin Burnes vs. T. Rogers, but one of the good T. Rogerses, not the Trevor one who hasn’t been great this year.” As you can imagine, not a lot of people call it by that billing name. Wish I could say either pitcher looked great, but those lineups just looked so bad. Rogers’s line is okay, but, again, kinda bleh. Here’s Coolwhip’s Trevor Rogers fantasy, where he broke down some of his issues.

Bruce Zimmermann – 4 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 unearned, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.93. So, I watched him, because I really loved that movie, They Call Me Bruce, and I got Zimmermania! Also, he’s been pitching well, and I needed to do a watchy. So, he has a 90 MPH fastball that is crizzap. Coming into the game, it had a .493 xBA and I guffawed. His 85 MPH slider looks unhittable, and his change isn’t far off. Hitters need to lay off the junk and sit fastball, but that’s not easy, clearly. He gets the Twins next time out, at home, and I could see picking him up, then going one start at a time.

Kyle Bradish – Called up to start today. Finally, that guy from The Real World: Chicago, who now does NFL commentary, gets his chance for the Orioles. First, to answer all your questions, Grayson’s not far behind. I’m guessing a month. Bradish is opponents-based-on-matchups, and today’s vs. the Sawx isn’t great. Bradish should be up for a while, unless he’s very bad, which he shouldn’t be. Mid-90s fastball with a big curve and workable slider, and next-to-no command, which could lead to roofies. I looked at him on waivers in my 15-team league, and left him there for now.

Aaron Judge – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .296. Judge is the last person in the majors who can still hit the ball out of the park. If MLB is gonna mess with the baseball, why not make it a game within the game? Have three different balls in a glass case presented to the pitchers by the umpire. One ball is neutral, and the other two are hitter or pitcher positive. The pitcher chooses each inning a new ball.

Leury Garcia – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .114. Leury Garcia homers and La Russa hands a dollar bill to Rick Hahn like they’re Mortimer and Randolph in Trading Places.

Michael Kopech – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 1.42. Wonder if we get an insane stretch from Kopech where he’s a number one starter this year, or we have to wait until next year. It’s coming at some point though.

Brad Keller – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.19. One guy who’s not going to be an ace suddenly is B. Keller. Prolly not M. Keller either. I’d check the Streamonator for him.

Adalberto Mondesi – Tore his ACL. Not sure if everyone saw the injury, but he was going back to first base on a pickoff, and stutter-stepped. He stutter-stepped an ACL tear. Mondesi’s muscles are made of 75-year-old catguts. Take a 75-year-old cat, have the cat fill out a donor card for when they pass. Let them pass naturally by you accidentally kicking out the respirator plug when they’re not looking, then ask the doctor for the 75-year-old cat’s gut–No! Catguts aren’t cat’s guts! They’re made from donkeys’ intestines. Why not call them donkeyguts? I don’t know! Why can’t Mondesi stay on the field? I don’t know! I have no answers!

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scoboticus
scoboticus
6 months ago

With Springer back, Tapia is in the bottom of the order, even vs righties.
Swap him out with Gamel or McCormick?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  scoboticus
6 months ago

pretty soon he’ll be back to not in any part of the order when teoscar is back

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  scoboticus
6 months ago

probably mccormick but guessing there’s other options that might be listed.

Gary C
6 months ago

Espn points, ROS
Baz or Merrill Kelly

Thanks

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
6 months ago

Grab Marquez for his 2-start week vs WAS (Fedde) and at ARI (Gallen) or too scary at Coors?

Contender
Contender
6 months ago

Grey, thanks for helping me get off to a good start this season. H2H 12-teamer. Mateo or Laureano as my my bench bat? No specific needs, just overall value.

William Hung
William Hung
6 months ago

Rolling Cortes o5.5, Giolito o7.5, Yu o6.5, Wainwright, Greene, and Wood all 3 o4.5 today

Yesterday was banging with nailing Kyle Wright and Verlander overs

Happyharry
Happyharry
6 months ago

Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H..My Peralta or Berrios for Merrefield? Probably have to be two more players involved to even it out..My Peralta or Berrios and Joe for Merrefield and Mahle or Baz??

Happyharry
Happyharry
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

what if it was for Tyler Oneil instead

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
6 months ago

Start Cortes at KC tonight?

Phil
Phil
6 months ago

Yo Grey, which two of the following would you start today/tonight:

Andrew Vaughn vs. LAA (Syndegaard)
Jesus Sanchez vs. SEA (Brash)
Randal Grichuk vs. CIN (Greene)
Franmil Reyes @OAK (Montas)
Spencer Torkelson @LAD (Tyler Anderson)

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
6 months ago

Possible trade…would you do it. I would be trading Woodruff and Moncada and I would be getting Devers and Trevor Rogers. Keeper League 12 team OBP H2h.

Thanks in advance

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
6 months ago

Sup Grey?

Nice work with Tucker. Never forget that old piece of Confucius wisdom:

“Galaxy brains in fantasy baseball are still better than no brains at all.”

I’ve been eyeing Espinal for about a week, and he looks good. I guess he put on a bunch of muscle in the offseason? Either way, I’m curious how you see him. Would you drop someone like McMahon or Profar for him? Or are we not there yet?

Thank you as per usual!

-IANASM

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Yea I think he’s safe on the WW for now until they are back on the road. Thanks!

Primetime
Primetime
6 months ago

Grey, 10 team keeper 5*5 OBP 5*5 QS K/9

Shallow league play c, 1b,2b, 3b, ss and 3 OF U.
5 SP and 2 RP.

Don’t have a RP until today Doval. Need to grab another one.
Ton of guys with 1 or 2 saves. Rainey Soto and melacon only ones left with more saves.

Or do I grab guys with K/9 like king or Munoz for ratios?

Taking the L again 3rd week in a row, getting smashed this week in two leagues.. Mondesi, O’Neil, Marte K Story struggling and loss Stephenson, India and Toscar.

Waivers – Flores, wendle, hays, Frazier espinal grinchuk Kepler, but not sure I would bench any guys for players above besides for Marte.

Rasmussen is avail, JoMo avail.

Any recommendations?

Starters
Stephenson
Freeman
marte K
Arenado
Story
Ward
Suzuki
O’Neil
U – Vaughn

Bench
Happ
Casas Stash
Gorman stash
India

Pitching is deep.
Bieber
Nola
Ray
Gilbert
Kopech
Wright
Cortes

Bench
Skubul
Laurer
Greene H
Javier
Baz dl

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

He was DL. I played Vaughn over him this week.

Primetime
Primetime
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Drop anyone for a closer mentioned or just roll with Doval? I like Munoz.

Mczero
Mczero
6 months ago

Would you drop Stroman to pick up Zimmerman?

swaggerjackers
swaggerjackers
6 months ago

At least Mondesi did us the favor of being out the whole rest of the season so we can just cut him rather than burning a bench or IL spot. Silver lining to a lousy situation.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
6 months ago

Which of the following util/bench bats would you *drop* first? Bohm, C.Joe, J.Pena, Kepler?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

I was about to ask why Joe but then I noticed he’s maybe a very poor man’s Cron? By that I mean last year and this year (albeit on a limited sample size) it looks like his one virtue is mashing against LHP at Coors. His splits on the road and/or against RHP are not great.

Gotime
Gotime
6 months ago

Keeper H2H points league, minimum $1 auction for player with additional $2 inflation if kept next season. Any interest buying Blackburn to stream and for how much?

kcc26
kcc26
6 months ago

hey hey! two questions:

1. franimal or winker in 6×6 with OPS?
2. H2H matchup this week has me leading ERA/WHIP 1.95 to 1.99 and 1.01 to 1.07, respectively. Start Megill tonight v. Phil?

thanks!

Dean Kongslie
Dean Kongslie
6 months ago

I’m in a 12 person 6×5 h2h league where we count OBP and AVG.

I am being offered Jonathan India for Zack Wheeler. I can keep JI for a 15th round pick next year too if I hold onto him.

The only issue is my pitching is ‘good’ but full of high risk guys and even though Wheeler may be a sell it might be wise to hang onto him.

I typically just stream like crazy so it works out, but I do worry about being so soft at SP.

Here are my other pitchers:
Kopech
Manaea
Joe Ryan
Eovaldi
Lauer

Rusmussen and C Javier are on waivers too.

Would you trade Wheeler for India?

Jeffe
Jeffe
6 months ago

Great stuff! Hopefully Robert returns today! Which two would you choose out of Straw, Marsh, Grichuk or Vaughn?

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Appreciate it! Need to decide if should drop Doval for Grichuk. Already have Romano and Diaz. Grichuk would be bench bat.

Last edited 6 months ago by Jeffe
speill
speill
6 months ago

Hi Grey. Contemplating trading my Betts and Cron for his Freeman and Lourdes Gurriel. I have Trea and Merrifield so I won’t miss his stolen bases. My other ofs are Tucker Harper and Reynolds. Does trading for the Freeman side make a lot of sense? I feel Freeman and Betts are a wash leaving Cron for Gurriel the deciding factor. Thanks for your opinion.

speill
speill
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Scale 1 to 10

speill
speill
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

How strong do you feel about Freeman side on scale of 10. Thanks

speill
speill
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thank you Grey

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
6 months ago

Musgrove turned down an $11 million/year offer from the Padres. The GM for the Padres must of consulted with the Pirates’ front office on the offer. Oh, and happy Trevor Bauer administrative leave extension day. Has it been a week already?

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
6 months ago

Grey

Great writeup as always. Your daily write ups are second to only new ‘ Better Call Saul ‘ episodes when it comes to things I anticipate with excitement from the entertainment world.

A favor, if you would, please rank the order of these five guys . It is a keeper league but I also am all in on this season.

Kwan, Adell, Mateo, Espinal, Gio U

Have a great weekend and may your Monday lede be something about a Nasty Nester No No, and of course, as always, thanks in advance.

scoboticus
scoboticus
6 months ago

Dylan Floro coming back today. Drop my specs Michael King or Steven Wilson? Or cut Floro?

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  scoboticus
6 months ago

where do you guys even read this stuff?

ray
ray
6 months ago

Wondering whether I should try to flip Gallo for Reyes, since the latter has started so slowly…thoughts?

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
6 months ago

Would you include like a Christian Javier arm if he initially denies?

scoboticus
scoboticus
6 months ago

Trade question in a hth cats keeper auction league with deep rosters and 3$ inflation per year.
$39 Kris Bryant or $15 Reid Detmers

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
6 months ago

Whatever happened to the Royals making Mondesi a 3B to keep his legs healthy?

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

WIth him out long term, I wonder if the Royals will put Witt at SS

Play Ball
Play Ball
6 months ago

I’m in a standard 5×5 roto that uses QS.

It’s a very small and shallow 6-team league.

I have some players coming of IL and need to make room and do a 2 for 1 trade.

Looking Walker Buehler or Gerrit Cole depending on availability. I don’t trust Cole and he doesn’t seem like the same pitcher since the tacky crack down is in a tough AL East.

Which side and order would you do these deals?

1. Cease/K. Wright for Walker
2. Cease/K. Wright for Gerrit Cole
3. Hold and find something else

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Play Ball
6 months ago

Other scenarios – which side?

1. K. Wright/Bieber for Walker or Cole?
2. Cease/Wright for Walker or Cole?

Thank you for your help Grey.

Play Ball
Play Ball
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

I take it you like Cease better than Wright for ROS? If so, is due to Cease going more more IP through the year?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
6 months ago

Please rank – Framber Valdez; Taillon; Luzardo. Thanks.

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
6 months ago

Best available?

Villar, Cronenworth, Gleyber, Crawford, Eduardo Escobar, Swanson, Torkelson, Wisdom, Dozier

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
6 months ago

Hey there Grey, in a 10 team H2H category league would you drop Andrew Vaughn for Brandon Marsh? Thanks! Have a great weekend!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
6 months ago

Starting Greene in Coors and Bradish… SON be damned.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Yo es muy estupido!

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  frankgrimes
6 months ago

Aaah! Roofie!!!

The Great Knoche
Reply to  frankgrimes
6 months ago

You’re a brave man Grimey.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  The Great Knoche
6 months ago

He’s a 4 eyed geek who knows there are 25 MPH winds in from left,gusts up to 40.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  The Great Knoche
6 months ago

LFG!

ellis
ellis
6 months ago

Flores Pena Wong Schoop Espinal Estrada Neuse Villar

top 2?

Thank you for all of your amazing advice!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  ellis
6 months ago

make that top 3, thanks!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

wow, not what I was expecting, I thought you were higher on Wilmer, thanks!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

With Acuna coming back I”m good with SB, is Wilmer best of all of those for power or is it someone else, thank you

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks again!

urban squirrel
urban squirrel
6 months ago

I want to grab Jeremy Pena in a 12 team 5×5 roto league but I’m not sure who to drop. Options include Kelenic, Nolan Gorman, Austin Hays.

Hays clearly has the least long-term value (I think?) but is smoking hot right now. I’m hoping Gorman can solve my 3B problem but who knows when he’s up. Kelenic…well, is Kelenic.

I’m dead last in my league on offense thanks to slow starts by Abreu, India, Teoscar, Garver, Bichette, O’Neill, and Franmil. (Seriously, it’s like I went out of my way to draft guys who would suck it hard in April.)

Thanks in advance!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
6 months ago

Hi Grey,

Your pitching insight continues to work magic.

Dakota Hudson of St Louis is available. His next starts are on the road against KC and SF.

1. Would you pick him up?

2. If yes, would you start him against both teams.

3. If you recommend picking him up, who would you waive: Flexan of Seattle, Quantrill of Cleveland or Crowe of Pittsburgh?

Thanks so much!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Hi Grey,

I am glad that you stopped me. What about about picking up the the Pirates Peters and dropping his teammate Crowe?

Your help is always appreciated!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks! I appreciate all your input!!

Bish
Bish
6 months ago

Grey, who gets the better of this trade?

Kershaw and Altuve for
Woodruff and Edmond

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Bish
6 months ago

it’s usually not good to get both the worst 2 AND most injury prone 2 in a deal. maybe 1 or the other, not both.

Pops
Pops
6 months ago

Happy weekend, Grey!

Two of these dudes gots to go – who gets the boot? Matz, Ashby, Fulmer (saves league)

Pops
Pops
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Thanks!

3mango
3mango
6 months ago

Hey Grey!
Garver,Nola,or Heim?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
6 months ago

Thanks again for the great work Grey.

16 team H2H weekly points league…

Torkelson, Marsh or Laureano (should be back soon)?

Thanks

Commish Cauda
Commish Cauda
6 months ago

15-team, H2H-Points League

Need a bat. Flush with arms.

Trade Jordan Montgomery or Kopech (RP eligible starter…more valuable in points leagues) for Matt Chapman?

Commish Cauda
Commish Cauda
Reply to  Commish Cauda
6 months ago

or buy low on Bryan Reynolds?

Ron Rondell Dell
Ron Rondell Dell
6 months ago

Drop Justin Turner for Alec Bohm?

tews
tews
6 months ago

Grey – good thoughts as usual.

Maybe you watched, but if not, as per Kopech…on a cold and windy day in Chicago he just didn’t have it working in the 1st. Just missing fastballs and the curve was not close. Settled in for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, then got a bit up in the zone in the 5th. Two walks to ‘walk-ninja’ Santana, two hits and a sac fly for red-hot Benintendi. Fastball only touched 96 once; possibly the cold. It could have been worse against a better team, but yeah, I’m thinking he’s this was his last tune-up and then he’s gonna be rocking.
Have a great weekend!

stevie
stevie
6 months ago

If the positions don’t matter would you drop mountcastle for kebryan hayes?

Coolwhip
6 months ago

One thing to be aware of with McCutchen is he has a massive positive split against LHP, which is what he faced yesterday. I’d absolutely be starting/streaming him against every LHP the Brewers face.

jmccullough
jmccullough
6 months ago

Hey Grey!

5×5 12 team roto redraft league. Dead last in ERA (4.19) Second to last in WHIP (1.326). Third to last Wins (8). All of this with 172 IP. OUCH.

Current starters: Berrios, Eovaldi, Morton, Sandoval, Matz, Houck, Gonsolin

1. Rasmussen is on WW. Drop who to hopefully claim?

2. Outside of that move, stay the course with this staff? Or is anyone droppable to start streaming or grab an available FA (Greene, Josiah Gray, Wacha, Zimmerman, Lorenzen, Eflin, Detmers) to help save my ratios?

Thanks!!

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
6 months ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

Just doing my typical week 4 overall look at my team (don’t like to do too many changes up to this point) but am now a bit concerned with my reliever situation. There are a couple options on the wire (Rainey, Pagan, Bard, Sims), wondering if they’d be better over say… Barlow and Kitt ?

I guess while we’re looking, anyone else from my team worth swapping out for a wire guy ?

Waiver

Bat – S. Espinal, E. Hosmer, J. Wendle, M. Kepler, T. Mancini, B. Marsh, T. Casas (stash)

SP – B. Zimmerman, K. Bradish, M. Perez, C. Flexen, D. Hudson, C. Kuhl

RP – T. Rainery, E. Pagan, L. Sims, D. Bard, A. Bender, J. Barlow, M. Barnes

My team:
C – T. Stephenson *IL7
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. Profar
3B – Le’Bryan Hayes
SS – C. Seager
CI – E. Escobar
MI – K. Marte
LF – C. Yelich
CF – M. Straw
RF – A. Garcia
Util – J. India
BN – T. Hernandez *IL (hopefully back this weekend?)
IL – A. Kirilloff *IL
IL – E. Jimenez *IL
IL – J. Rojas *IL

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – M. Fried
RP – M. Melancon (RP)
RP – S. Barlow (RP)
P – A. Kittredge (RP)
P – M. Kopech
BN – P. Sandoval
BN – R. Suarez
BN – A. Wood
BN – T. Houck
BN – M. Brash
IL – L. McCullers Jr. (IL60)

?Thanks, Marv

Matty
Matty
6 months ago

How much more patience do we have for Kelenic in a 12-team H2H redraft?
He’s already been shuttled to the bench for Taylor Ward.
Thanks. Have a great weekend.

DoubleBeans
DoubleBeans
6 months ago

12 team mixed league. Javier and Quantrill available on waivers. Drop Mahle for one of them?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
6 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

1) Would you trade Wheeler & Jul-Rod for Alcantara & Semien?

2) If he counters with Bassitt instead of Alcantara would you still take deal? I could also try to get him to swap me a better closer if he goes this route. (Doval/Scott Barlow)

Here’s my squad:
C- Diaz, Stephenson (IL)
1B- Walsh
2B- India
3B- Franco
SS- Swanson
OF- Acuna
OF- Oneill
OF- Franmil
UTIL- Ohtani
BN – Jul-Rod, Vaughn, Mateo

SP- Wheeler, Manaea, Wright, JoMo, Lauer
RP- Kittredge, Barnes, Sims, Duran

JasonH
JasonH
6 months ago

Hey Grey,

I was offered bregman and meadows for my castellanos. I have great depth in the OF and I’m currently streaming 3B. My current team in a OPS league

C Varsho

1B Goldschmidt

2B Polanco

SS Story

3B Flores/Wendle

OF Luis Robert

OF Teoscar

OF Castellanos

UTIL Grichuk/Frazier

IL Eloy

Given this lineup would you make the trade? Thanks

robbo
robbo
6 months ago

Some tough decisions coming up with players coming off of IL, who should I let go out of Cobb, Whitlock, Eduardo Rodriguez, Javier, Megill, Luzardo, Ryan? Wish I could keep them all.
Standard 5×5, Thanks!

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
6 months ago

Happy Friday Grey!

Another trade question from your favorite Irish drunk.

Was offered Cease/Story/C Javier for Wheeler/Swanson/Framber. 12 team Roto.

Worth it ?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
6 months ago

Time to panic/sell Franmil?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Dirt McGirt
6 months ago

Only if you want to miss the next 30 HRs.

bigbear
bigbear
6 months ago

Acuna donned the Killer Bee superhero outfit. Took some aggressive cuts and was running hard.

Urias or Wright? Feels like a crazy comp, but is it? Inquiring minds…

aardvark
aardvark
6 months ago

Would you drop Eduardo Escobar to stash Gorman?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  aardvark
6 months ago

I wouldn’t. Gorman is Sano 2.0.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  aardvark
6 months ago

nobody else has ever comped gorman to sano more like below. he’s not a large fat man that’ll likely ever touch the old 40% K rate at least some of the time. he also probably doesn’t have MLB top 5 in HR’s upside (close maybe). he’s a 2B (over a year now playing that)/3B/1B guy. sano was always a 1B/DH guy that sometimes was used at 3B.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
6 months ago

sorry, almost a year now playing primarily 2B (june or july 2021)

Sandman
Sandman
6 months ago

Hey Grey,

Great as always. Baseball season is even better when waking up in the AM for the daily write up.

In a 10’team h2h standard 5×5 league

1) pick 1 ROS: Kuhl, Carrasco, Urquidy, Stroman, Lorenzen

2) pick 2 for util spots: Hosmer, JP Crawford, Eugenio Suarez, Hunter Renfroe

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
6 months ago

Kopech for Wheeler too little a return in a deeper keep forever QS league? Clevinger or Darvish better?

Thanks

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Steve
6 months ago

Too little. I’d do Darvish, but I think him and Wheeler are neck and neck.

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
6 months ago

Hello grey,

Are Paddack or Otto rosterable in a 12 teamer h2h league? Need another starter. Whould be dropping Diekman (save/hold league)

Mr. P
Mr. P
6 months ago

Hi Grey,

Dynasty league; H2H; 6×6; OPS

Was offered Shane Baz OR Skubal for Hoskins OR Lourdes Gurriel Jr.. What would you recommend?

Seth
Seth
6 months ago

As a Yelich owner, I’m still thinking about your command to look for trades for him. Going through my NL-only league, here are some guys I might ask for. From this list, are there any guys you WOULDN’T swap Yelich for?

Francisco Lindor
Ketel Marte
Paul Goldschmidt
CJ Cron
Josh Bell
Kyle Schwarber
Jake Cronenworth

Last edited 6 months ago by sethnotshep
alanladd2112@gmail.com
6 months ago

Hi Grey,

I’m in a 12 team Custom CBS H2H Weekly points league.
I’m looking at a few players on Wire:

Joey Gallo
A. McCutchen
A. Bohm are all available, along with Kelenic, Pham, Cooper, Gamel, Bader, etc.

Strikeouts are NOT counted in our league.

What are your thoughts about picking up Gallo. Need help in OF spot.

Thanks!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  [email protected]
6 months ago

Gallo has about 35 homers left in him, I’d take him, for power

Steve Vachon
Steve Vachon
6 months ago

I saw one report on Twitter that Gorman got called up but have nothing yet? Have you heard anything?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Steve Vachon
6 months ago

I saw on Facebook that lizard people are going to take over the world.

Steve Vachon
Steve Vachon
Reply to  Cram It
6 months ago

Snarky comments not necessary–especially since I never asked you—who every you are

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Steve Vachon
6 months ago

Not necessary, but oh so fun. Just poking fun at social media randos passing for “news reports”.

Steve Vachon
Steve Vachon
Reply to  Steve Vachon
6 months ago

Ok false report but do you see him up soon? Say in next 2-3 weeks? He’s killing it in AAA.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Steve Vachon
6 months ago

Oh he sure is. I’ve got him rostered. He’ll definitely be up this year but the manager said there’s no timetable.

kingslayer
kingslayer
6 months ago

In weekly NL-Only is it time to bench Brendan Rodgers for someone…. whose also terrible but maybe slightly better?

Waiver options include:
Geraldo Perdomo
Jose Iglesias
Nick Ahmed
Edmundo Sosa

I’d have to drop Bryson Stott to add any of them. 

Ace Ventura
Ace Ventura
6 months ago

16 Team H2H Points league

Who should I drop between Dakota Hudson or Zack Grienke to bring Giolitto off the IL? Should I consider dropping Makenzie Gore over those two given the possibility of him getting sent back down sometime soon? I hate to make the wrong move here given how scarce any kind of decent pitching is on our waiver wire.

Poncho
Poncho
6 months ago

Hey Grey, are we rolling out Brash today in 12 teamers or bench and hold?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Poncho
6 months ago

Sitting him against Miami’s lineup seems like a Brash move.

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
6 months ago

I am officially your Robert loving son now.. i swallowed a furball from my mondesi milk

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

There’s a new fad in MLB this year. It involves sitting injured players for 7-9 days instead of putting them on the IL.

Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey
Reply to  Huffin Gas
6 months ago

WSH did this with all their injured players like 5ish years ago (at the least harper, rendon (more than once on rendon))

Joe Buckyourself
Joe Buckyourself
6 months ago

10 team dynasty roto
6×6 OBP, DT
6×6 QS Hold and Saves are their own cat

I was just offered Verlander….. I give up Laureano

I know I give up a ton of age for a Dynasty lg….. thoughts on the deal?

Tommy
Tommy
6 months ago

Grey!

Would you rather have Hayes or Bohm at 3B?

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
6 months ago

Somebody tell Trivino that staying on the covid list this long is soo 2020

KFav
KFav
6 months ago

Santiago Espinal or Owen Miller?

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Grey
6 months ago

Espinal’s statcast numbers lookin kind of sexy like.

Mr. H
Mr. H
6 months ago

Are we starting Tylor Megill home vs Philadelphia?

The Great Knoche
Reply to  Mr. H
6 months ago

We’re starting him everywhere, anywhere and Philadelphia.

LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisUnderstood
Reply to  The Great Knoche
6 months ago

is saw meghill in his first start against philly and started him ever since that guy throws hard!

Jeebus
Jeebus
6 months ago

Would you trade Gallen for T. O’Neil?

Roger
Roger
6 months ago

Hey Grey!
1) is Mountcastle droppable in 12 team league?
2) would you trade gonsolin for Jesus Sanchez?

Y2B
Y2B
6 months ago

10 team points league and I just noticed Franmil and Dansby are available. Not sure I have the roster space to add either but I’m curious to ask – should I find the space or let things play out? I just added B Lowe yesterday…
For 2B I have Polanco and Lowe now
3 OF slots – I have Yordan, Arozarena, T Ward, T O’Neil, Kwan, and a hurt Eloy.
1 Utility slot – basically eddy Escobar all year

scoboticus
scoboticus
6 months ago

If I were to trade Wheeler for a speedster, what would be fair?

Jay
Jay
6 months ago

Hi Grey

Would you do any of these deals?

Olson + Peralta/Manaea for Vladdy?

Bryan Reynolds and Manaea/Kopech for Story?