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Ronald Acuña Jr. went down in a heap, seemed almost clearly because of his knee, and, at that point, one person in each fantasy baseball league, who was lucky to have the number one pick in their league spoke to the clouds, asking the Fantasy Baseball Overlord, “Why do you smite me? Am I smite-able? Is it this Big Johnson t-shirt? These Bermuda shorts that go to my calves? Are you mad because I call them ‘my Calf-in Kleins?'” Just a brutal injury. He’s done for the year. He tore his ACL of his left knee now, after tearing his right one last time, which affected his season following the tear, not getting up to speed until 2023, which is why you drafted him this year, and wow. I’m not going to say this justifies my fear of him last year when I said I was worried his knee would go at any time, and I’m also not saying-not-saying it, because this is a different knee. Thank God, he only has two knees, huh? Even though, I said the other day Jarred Kelenic (3-for-4, 3 runs) is inconsequential (for fantasy, poor guy), he has been hot, and should see everyday at-bats. Also, Adam Duvall hit his 4th homer on Sunday, and I know he’s not a replacement for Acuña, but at least you’re not the Braves. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Matt Olson – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .230. Being a little greedy Charlie Bucket but I need Olson to get nuclear hot.

Kyle Bradish – 7 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 4 walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.75. This start was happening while I was recording the podcast with BDon and it had me wondering, has anyone been pulled with a no-hitter in 7 IP or less prior to 2005? It used to be, “Wow, this guy’s thrown 120 pitches through 8 IP, will he go out for the 9th?” Now, it’s, “Welp, he reached 100 pitches, I don’t care how many innings it is.” Of course, then the first hitter the next pitcher, Danny Coulombe, faced homered. Shame, hopefully O’s fans shielded their eyes when they heard it’s Mendick with a deep drive!

Colton Cowser – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .248 and 9th. That was his first homer in May and he was hitting .180 in the month. Lucky Mayo was out, which sounds like a 1930’s crime boss. “Hey, did you whack that guy?” “Nah, see, Lucky Mayo was out.”

Adley Rutschman – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .300. Thatta-way Rutschman!

Bryan Ramos – 0-for-3 as he was activated from the IL. Lost in the excitement of his call-up and injury and return is he was hitting .182 in Double-A this year and had no business being called up.

Erick Fedde – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.80. This start by Fedde at home for the White Sox was in Chicago with 22,000+ in attendance. 21,997 scouts for other teams, and three fans.

Garrett Crochet – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.68. Crochet weaving together nice starts, that’s the whole bag of yarn.

Mitch Keller – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 hits, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.59, but 1.30 in May. Not a ton of guys bit me in the Jose Butto this year, but Keller did. Gave up on him a bit too quickly. Was hard to know he was going to turn around his entire season after doing root beer turd floats for April.

Edwin Diaz – 1 IP, 1 ER, 4th blown save on Saturday, ERA at 5.40. Mets said before Saturday’s game Edwin could start to see saves again. Converted by Reed Garrett! I kid. It could also be Ottavino.

Logan Webb – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.74. Giants used their closer for no reason on Saturday and Keith Hernandez (I think it was Keith — was listening to opposing booth) said something like, “I can understand it, they have Webb going tomorrow and he’ll give them innings.” I’m sorry, which pitchers give innings in today’s game? Also, use a closer for no reason and then he sucks and you lose Sunday because your setup men give up the game? Just Giants galaxy brain’ing.

Jordan Hicks – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.33. Hicks has made his peripherals look better recently (still not great), but this start was vs. the Mets, who look as bad as any team.

Ross Stripling – Hit the IL with an elbow strain. The A’s called up Jack O’Loughlin, because they can’t relocate to Vegas, so now they’re making their pitch to Laughlin.

Jose Abreu – Astros will be recalling him today. Left out of the report: Why? In Triple-A, he’s 0-for-8 with three Ks. Doode’s more cooked than that burger you have on the grill right now.

Ronel Blanco – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.99, as he returned from his dirty hand suspension. Know what’s funny? Olds get mad at how baseball was better decades ago, and back then players were on greenies, coke, drunk, uppers, and that was just the Pirates. Then you have a guy like Gaylord Perry, who openly cheated, and is in the Hall of Fame.

Kyle Tucker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer. As tradition dictates, Tucker will be in the Home Run Derby, and he looks like the kind of guy who might hit three homers in three minutes.

Pablo Lopez – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.25. Okay, is he tipping or is he injured? Because there’s only two options now.

Corey Seager – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th and 11th homer. I’m reminded of the people who saw him get hurt in March and thought I should lower him more in the rankings. The rankings who FantasyPros said were the best last year. (I’m 100% being sarcastic, I wasn’t drafting Seager.)

Gerson Garabito – 3 2/3 IP, 1 ER, as he was called up because the entire Rangers’ staff is injured. Think Eovaldi’s back soon. Is Garabito a Gerson of interest, he asked as he melted into the fabric of his couch. He seems like a middle reliever with incredibly iffy command. Wouldn’t go near him outside of AL-Only.

Michael Lorenzen – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.35 vs. Chris Paddack – 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.39. How does that idiom go? Matchups just right, Streamonator‘s delight.

Reese Olson – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.92. Is there more starters with absurd ERAs later this year than any previous? It’s almost June and Reese Olson has a 1.92 ERA.

Casey Mize – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.71. Won’t be sitting down any time soon after that Mize two-start week.

Matt Vierling – 4-for-6, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, as he hits leadoff. The Tigers/Jays had a world class mid-off. Both closers looking nasty but nasty is it’s usually meant and not nasty as in good; Jason Foley (2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.54) and Jordan Romano (2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.39). Any hoo! Vierling could be a schmotato.

Spencer Torkelson – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 4th homer. He has twice as many homers as Cavan Biggio. That’s good. Dot dot dot. Right?

Jose Berrios – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 hits, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.94. Thank you, War Room!

Yusei Kikuchi – 3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.25. Meh, bad start, what can do, as my neighbor, Stash, would say but also: Jays have to be one of the most underperforming teams year after year.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer. Oh my God, Israeli Diner Falafel has the same number of homers as Torkelson.

Daulton Varsho – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .207. Varsho being on a team with Springer, Vlad, and Pieceofchette and easily being the power threat is so bad.

Garrett Whitlock – Expects to undergo an internal brace procedure. The operation for when you don’t want to send a nickel to Tommy John to use his name.

Nick Pivetta – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.20. Makes sense that’s his ERA, because he got smoked.

Tanner Houck – 6 IP, 1ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.90. Regression Fairies ignoring him, because they think his name is Spray-Tanner.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.51. Oh, so that’s where the Regression Fairies are Memorial Day weekend? In Cincy-freakinatti!

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-4, 1 run, hitting .336. He’s managing his hamstring issue by placing a governor on it. Wherever there’s reporters, Gavin Newsom is not far behind.

Hunter Greene – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.06. Think I mentioned this before, and I don’t like repeating myself — and that’s me quoting me! — but Greene’s interesting because he’s seemingly figured out how to be successful, in the way I keep saying for pitchers to be successful — he listens to me, naturally. Stop trying for strikeouts. Throw strikes and hitters won’t catch up to you when you have Greene’s stuff, and if they make contact, it’s fine.

Ben Lively – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.80. I don’t know if this is true, but it sure feels like out of all my two-start pitchers last week, Lively was the only decent one.

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.60 vs. 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.17. This matchup was billed as Gray vs. Assad, literally, because I picked up Assad two starts ago and now he’s no longer great.

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer. Au Shizz rising from the shizz!

Ryan Helsley – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.25, and 3 ER in the last two innings. He got the save last night, but I saw someone saying Helsley was tipping his pitches since Saturday. Not sure what to do with this information. Can we call the Cards?

Ian Happ – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .224. Cards were pumping smelling salts into the stadium last night through the air vents.

Jordan Beck – Hit the IL with a fractured left hand. Bud Black asked him to play through it rather than play Sean Bouchard, but it became untenable.

Ryan McMahon – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. Career year continues, but every time I look at the Rockies’ lineup I can’t believe Kris Bryant is actually hitting worse than Javier Baez. (Oh, and Brenton Doyle has four steals in two games.)

Ranger Suarez – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 9 Ks, ERA at 1.75. Nooooooooooo!!! Regression Fairies!!! Not my beautiful boy!!! Or boi, if Flavor Flav is reading.

Trevor Williams – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.29. But nothing here, Regression Fairies? Really?

CJ Abrams – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer. “Hey, don’t you have something smaller to use as a doorstop–Hold up! Abrams moved! He’s alive!”

Julio Rodriguez – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (4) and double legs (10, 11) and 2nd homer in as many games. He was moved from the six-hole to the three-hole after his Saturday homer, so now is he gonna moved to the zero slot? I’m still mad he was moved to the six-hole at all, but I’m glad it got him mad too. Your buy low window is just about closed.

Ty France – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer. A French fly! I’m not sure France has ever been hot, but he ripped Sunday’s homer like he was locked-in. Schmotato? P to the erhaps.

Clarke Schmidt – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.52. On this week’s podcast, BDon and I discuss Schmidt and the takeaway: Solid number three fantasy starter.

Alex Verdugo – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. Where does Jasson Dominguez play? Not rhetorical! I’m literally asking.

Josh Lowe – Hit the IL again with an oblique strain. Hopefully, J. Lowe has Aflac.

Aaron Civale – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.72. I’m monocle’ing, but he needs to do way more than that in a home start. I don’t care it’s against the 1927 Royals.

Taj Bradley – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.13. Taj Mahal, guys! is the name for my fast casual halal restaurant. Taj Bradley, guys! is me being exclamatory for the Rays’ pitcher. Streamonator hates his next, and I kinda understand, tee bee aitch.

Michael Massey – Hit the IL with a back ligament strain. “Before I leave, you have to take this…” Massey said, as he limped the Royals’ Crown of Hot Schmotatoes over to Maikel Garcia.

Bobby Witt Jr. – 2-for-5 and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer this weekend. Or long weekend for some of youse. Must be nice to have a Monday off! [intern whispers in ear] Not you!

Jordan Montgomery – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.69. That’s right, JoMo, get right with yourself and your fantasy owners!

Ryan Weathers – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.16. Fun fact! His family’s name was Ryan App-on-phone, but they changed it at Ellis Island.

Sixto Sanchez – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 6.25. This is neither here nor there for any fantasy leagues, but it is comical how the Marlins are like, “We can’t throw Max Meyer for fear he’ll throw too many innings,” then are like, “What’s up, Sixto? Innings count why? Your arm tendons wouldn’t even make a decent menudo they’re so frayed? Um, yeah, we’re watching to make sure you don’t get hurt, just go ahead! You got this,” as they file their nails and watch soaps.

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hal_incandenza
1 month ago

Bud Black asked him to play through it rather than play Sean Bouchard

That’s gold, Grey! Gold! (using best Bania voice)

Lightning99
Lightning99
1 month ago

Roster Mike Busch or Santana going forward? Ik bad options at 1B lol

I hate catchers
I hate catchers
1 month ago

Jonah heim has been super terrible lately. Do we give Sean Murphy a try?

Honest Gabe
Honest Gabe
1 month ago

Thoughts appreciated from anyone… would you trade Bryce Harper for a package of either Alonso C.Doval , or Alonso M. Miller?

Ty

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Honest Gabe
1 month ago

i’d think in 5×5 this is close enough if you need saves (rater has them near tied already alonso/harper, closer than i thought but i’m more used to OPS/OBP where it’s likely a bigger gap); this is slam dunk yes with that.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 month ago

i’m really surprised rater has doval worth that much more than miller (probably injury risk and limited sample on miller) so him if the other owner doesn’t care which. i wouldn’t care which myself for sure, but i thought rater would be similar.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 month ago

yep their value/game is near identical, it’s baking in likely both risks for sample/injury on miller (as it should).

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
1 month ago

When your opponents keep starting guys in ( different leagues of a mix of Tyler Anderson, Ben Livley, Mitchell Parker, Eric Fedde, and Cole Irvin, how is anyone supposed to succeed. Unbelievable.

My Q is who do I drop to activate Lane Thomas: Toro or Starling Marte?

Thanks Grey.

Greatest Game
Greatest Game
1 month ago

Roto – use both QS and W

Ragans or Skenes going forward for season?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Greatest Game
1 month ago

i’d guess ragans here from skenes extremely likely limited innings. unless this is a keeper/dynasty. player ROS rater has them closer than i thought though (20th vs 23rd SP) and that is giving skenes 84 more innings (i think more than grey and others would think or have said), ragans 110 more.

tommybones
tommybones
1 month ago

Drop two:

Verlander
Bryce Miller
Kikuchi

tommybones
tommybones
1 month ago

If you thought Fry and Murphy were going to start the same number of games per week, who would you rather have for Roto?

boothcaelan10
boothcaelan10
1 month ago

Would you trade Shota and Jazz for Corbin and Pablo?

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  boothcaelan10
1 month ago

if that’s carroll not me; till he shows he’s healthy, last seen what was it, last august or so. might’ve been earlier. if dynasty yes i’d just want carroll and actually love that he’s right now playing on a bum shoulder, as this deal wouldn’t exist if he was healthy.

Heyhowareya
Heyhowareya
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
1 month ago

Yes Corbin carol and it’s redraft not dynasty

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Heyhowareya
1 month ago

if yr the one getting off carroll i’d do it, not if you’d be getting carroll. shoulder surgery won’t likely be done till after either ARI is eliminated from playoffs or the offseason (after for some reason skipping that this offseason, i would say that is strange but a very high % of these guys think they’re the black swan, just “play through it, walk it off buddy”).

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

Springer was dropped in my league. Lose Cowser for Springer?

Chucky
Chucky
1 month ago

Burnes and Elly or Castillo and Abrams H2H Keeper

SteveNZ
1 month ago

Bassitt had neck spasms. That’d explain it.

SteveNZ
1 month ago

WHY HAS JOSH NAYLOR BEEN SO BAD FOR THE LAST MONTH

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 month ago

one might wonder (if we weren’t already aware of how humans love to anchor themselves to something when they are enjoying whatever it is as if the best possible universe was supposed to entail forever since it’s a nice place to live) WHY DID HE SUDDENLY BECOME A TOP 5 1B SO SUDDENLY FOR A MONTH (the month before the one yr bitching about)

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  What's a Drexl?
1 month ago

good god he’s right now the 4th best 1B guy 5×5 (35th overall hitter as of today). figured if somebody was in here on about how “bad he’s been for a month” there’s no way he’s still top 5. should’ve known better. does have a .729 last 30 days, but before that it must’ve been in the .900’s as it’s still .814 now. and he cost 126th overall for redrafts 9 weeks ago (much cheaper than that if obtained in a keeper or dynasty prior to this year also) anchoring is truly amazing how quick acting it is. like a person who won the lottery for dozens of millions buying a yacht complaining about the property tax rates (assuming prior to winning lottery they could never even imagine to afford a yacht)

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 month ago

That’s baseball, SteveNZ

(and why I prefer roto to h2h)

SteveNZ
Reply to  Uncle Razzkai
1 month ago

Yeah, I know. But man, he’s almost defying the laws of physics and probabilty to be making so little contact lol.

Rory rothman
Rory rothman
1 month ago

Goldschmidt or O’Neill ROS?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 month ago

by the way, guess how many steals brendan rodgers in his career. just about 1500 PAs.

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

i’d bet money without checking it’s under 5. also didn’t grey report a few weeks ago or so about how it was his like 3rd or less?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve

it’s one. and the first one came last week.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 month ago

what’s more, it was his first career attempt!

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

dude i almost want to bet money you yourself made fun of how it was his first 2 weeks ago (may 12th). i’m gonna go look it up. i forgot whether it was 3 or 2 or 1 back then though.

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

must’ve been the rotoworld guy(s) making fun of it. it’s even worse if that one steal on may 12th was his first ATTEMPT though. that’s nuts. even j.lester more than once ever tried to throw out a basestealer.

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

i had that wrong, it was may 12th, and it was his FIRST, which grey did report i suppose in his post for the 13th (unless 12th-13th were fri-sun)

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

clearly, rodgers’ idea of baseball is like j.lester’s was; “it’s not my business” (on steals)

Joshua Bond
Joshua Bond
1 month ago

12 team h2h categories keeper – I was offered Pablo Lopez, Ozzie Albies, and Bohm for Harper and Musgrove. Thoughts?

denp1717
denp1717
1 month ago

Please rank Torkelson, Rizzo and Pasquantino. Thanks!!

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 month ago

Grey,

Drop any of: Trevor Williams, Abbott, Buehler or Keller to add any of: T Anderson, Fedde, C Scott or Lodolo?

Thanks!

Philip
Philip
1 month ago

Traded Noah Shultz and Zac Veen for Ober in my dynasty league. Trying to win now. Good move? Thanks, Grey.

Dan
Dan
1 month ago

Dynasty league. Want to make an offer to get Acuna for next year. Would Vlad be a fair offer for him right now knowing he’s done for the year?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 month ago

know what? 7 innings 7 k’s, 1.00 whip and 5 runs not so terrible. the kind of survival start i’ll need all week

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 month ago

Looks like you could be proven right on Elly. He’s been miserable the last month except for the stolen bases. AVG, HR, R, RBI and OBP really bad lately. He looks like he’s reverting back to what he was last year. His xBA has slipped to .237 now.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Perfect Game
1 month ago

1 homer, 9 runs, 5 rbis .209 in may

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  Perfect Game
1 month ago

Don’t hex my guy. I’ll come for you with my cat. Matt always rolls lol.

The dude
The dude
1 month ago

Drop Matos or pages to free up room for lane Thomas?

southpaw004
southpaw004
1 month ago

12 team obp league
Is this trade balanced?
Hoerner/Reynolds for Arenado/Luzardo

Have mookie & westburg for 2b and Soto, kwan, mook to fill out of. Hurting for steady pitching

Last edited 1 month ago by southpaw004
southpaw004
southpaw004
Reply to  southpaw004
1 month ago

Subsequent move would be to ship Bregman for Nate Lowe – fair as well?

southpaw004
southpaw004
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Is the meh for the 2:2?

Skeezix
Skeezix
1 month ago

Trade Seth Lugo for Pablo?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Skeezix
1 month ago

hell right now you might be able to get the pab lop owner to give something else, good lord he’s due for regression though (probably more than any other SP)

SteveNZ
1 month ago

Bassitt gone after 81 pitches. What’s with that? I need QSs, dammit!

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 month ago

step by step, i’ll for now take very good 5 innings from what came before on him. next up if he continues improving those theoretically should be coming (as they had prior).

SteveNZ
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

Three of his previous four starts were 6 innings or more, each of them QSs. He threw 107 pitches in his last start. Fair to wonder, I think, why he was pulled after five innings today.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 month ago

same thoughts on why s.gray came out in 5 innings last night, except of course he’s been overall better in general of course than the hound.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

now there’s a note that it was “neck spasms” still saw no note as to why s.gray came out at 74 pitches last night with 1 single, 2 BB’s allowed, 8 K’s.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

during the game before s.gray came out the announcers were saying “s.gray tells coach when he wants to come out” so that’s either team promoted b.s. (like how they waited till TON was definitely leaving to note that “hey we know it looks weird when a supposedly healthy 28 year old can only play 2-3 days a week” after 6ish years of refusing to throw his constant DTD b.s. under the bus like that) or s.gray himself took himself out at 74 pitches doing quite well. what kind of line can i get that in the next 3ish days (at most 4) we hear about some DTD type thing on him. had gone 88-93 in his prior 6 starts.

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 month ago

Grey,

With Acuna done I gotta pick up somebody until N Jones is healthy (assuming he’ll be productive finally when he is back). Who to pick up between:
Winker, Tauchman, Verdugo, O’Neill, W Abreu, C Joe, K Carpenter, B De La Cruz, L Taveras, Gurriel?

Thanks!

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 month ago

uh oh, now acuna’s entered at least close to r.lewis levels of leg injuries, and he’s even older than royce.

Foxman
Foxman
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

Did Royce come close to 40/70 season?
They shouldn’t be compared good sir.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Foxman
1 month ago

i mean for injury risk going forward, it’s almost exactly the same now (i think royce had not only both knees done, one of them twice so a bit worse). i’m not suggesting royce lewis has ever done anything close to acuna’s outputs. but you already knew that and tried to shove it into something i typed anyway.

toolshed
1 month ago

I saw you endorsed winn over grissom in the q&a. I made that same move this weekend in one league. That could be the kiss of death for winn. I see grissom has a walk and a hit today too already. Lol. He had 2 walks in 68 PA’S coming into today.

Last edited 1 month ago by toolshed
The Wild Card
The Wild Card
1 month ago

Is Xander boegarts droppable? Need the IL for acuna in a keeper league. Xander was turd before he got hurt and now a fractured shoulder won’t help his power when/if he gets back

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Wild Card
1 month ago

depends on who you could obtain in his place, like every other “should i drop” question ever. but if this is 12’er with an MI regular settings, regular BN depth etc, i’d assume there’s like 10+ 2B or SS guys that have done better all year than bogey. he’s the 33rd or 35th 2B or SS in this year’s 5×5 player rater.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

sorry, i meant there might be anywhere from 5-10 2B and/or SS guys in a standard league that might be in FA currently assuming standard league settings: guys like mateo, sosa (till treat urner is back anyway), arcia, dejong, winn, j.smith, neto, castro, d.moore, IKF (holy crap even dubon is higher, in a LOT less at bats) a lot of guys doing better.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  The Harrow
1 month ago

some more that are only ranked lower since they hadn’t been called up earlier in the year with FAR better per game numbers than bogey, and now are starters, these i’d probably want more than the above too: nick gonz, otto lopez,

Chucky
Chucky
1 month ago

Carroll or Westburg?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I vote Westburg!!!! Dude has hit all year! I think Carroll is still hurt.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

16 team points league…

Hunter Brown or Tylor Megill?

Thanks again

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thank you

toolshed
1 month ago

Busch is a backup CI/3b for me in an obp league. Would you cut him for Lemahieu or N Marte who’d take up a roster spot. Is that really a usable roster spot with Busch now?

Last edited 1 month ago by toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ok. He was not on my bench and was someone I was using in daily formats on off day or when players sat vs a lefty, etc. I tried to use him today but he isn’t in the lineup

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 month ago

Looking to deal after losing Acuna. Skeptical of the Braves hitters struggling most of the season and now losing their catalyst. Just seems like one of those years for them.

Riley/Westburg or J-Ram

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
1 month ago

ROS who would you rather have: Kirby or P. Lopez?

Greatest Game
Greatest Game
1 month ago

In a 6×6 (AVG and OBP) roto –

1. Mikail Garcia or Westburg; and
2. Taking the SB out of the equation, Garcia or Westburg

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Grissom, Neato, Moore, Wynn or Mateo

Roland Duron
Roland Duron
1 month ago

Would you trade either Lindor Or Abrams for Olson straight up? Currently have Naylor at 1B but could slide Olson to UTL. SB’s wouldn’t be affected too much due to who I have still.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I have Lindor and Pena at SS. I am been playing Lindor at SS. Therefore Pena is at the moment the odd man out on my roster.

was good to bundle Pena with Sanchez for a pitcher ( you had recommended Woo). after reading this question, I am now thinking of offering Lindor for Olson. My 1B is Luke Raley.

What would you recommend?
Option:

1. Trade Pena and Sanchez for Woo.

2. trade Lindor for Olson then look to trade Sanchez in a different way.

thanks!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!!!

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 month ago

Currently have Yanier Diaz at 1B hold or drop for Mountcastle O’Hearn or Josh Bell?
Happy Memorial Day!!

toolshed
1 month ago

I knew that acuna injury was going to be bad. Non contact injuries like that are usually a tear or rupture. He said he was going on the IL. That was even more telling. It literally takes someone to have a torn ucl, acl or require an amputation for the braves to put someone on the IL.

Seriously though, you wonder how long he may have been bothered by that left knee. His numbers were down and yes he stole bases, but that was about it. Anyone can steal bases with the new rules if they have above average speed and play as aggressively as acuna does (that’s what I love about him).

toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 month ago

I this kind of stuff happens, but I also can’t rule out the braves medical staff being partly at fault here based on how poorly they managed that Riley situation

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Thanks to you and the entire Razz staff for working on Memorial Day!

I was going to pursue Houch, Schmidt or Woo.

1. How you would prioritize this list?

2. I was going to offer Pena and Christopher Sanchez. Thoughts?

3. Since I have Sean Murphy coming off IL, I could throw in Danny Jansen. Would you do that move?

thanks!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you!

mcgaffer12
mcgaffer12
1 month ago

Betts vs Witt. I could use some speed, maybe Witt is going to have a magical year

Was offered Witt/nick Gonzalez
For Betts/rengifo/jeremy pena

Rengifo is on my bench

Thoughts?

Rory rothman
Rory rothman
1 month ago

Estrada or Rengifo ROS?
O’Neill or Santander ROS?
Bradish or Assad ROS?

Thanks!

Ryan
Ryan
1 month ago

Also in the “I think I read” category … the velocity on Casey Mize’s fastball dropped 2mph three games ago, on May 15 against the Marlins.

Casey Mize reminds me of Max Fried when Fried was a rookie. Mize has a killer splitter and Fried has a killer curve ball, problem is both pitches don’t tunnel well and the batters see them a mile away. It wasn’t until Fried created a competent 4 pitch mix to make sure batters saw the curve fewer times an at-bat that he started becoming really successful. Mize has also added to his arsenal this year, a slider and some sort of curveball, but the latter needs more work.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ryan
OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Ryan
1 month ago

Yeah exactly. I said in the league comments this week. It’s either always a strike or always a ball out of hand. just doesn’t get nearly the swing and miss you think he should. I dropped him in two leagues yesterday.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 month ago

sorry mispost

Last edited 1 month ago by OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 month ago

My ranking for this week..thoughts every/any body?

Bry Miller hou, laa
Marsh @min, sd
Ober kc
Luzardo @sd
A. Suarez TB
Taj @bal
Olson @bos
Gore @atl
Gray @phi
Crawford @bal

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I might be too high on Marsh. His statcast page is a little dodgy. I’ve watched him a bunch and I feel like the whole is better than the parts. Good sequencing, solid command. Five different pitches he’s throwing at least 10% of the time. But the peripherals do seem to be an invitation to the regressions. Match ups aren’t bad. KC been good at home as far as win prospects. I have a hard time not chasing the double dare.

I like Suarez at home v Tampa. Went 4 in his most recent start but should be stretched enough to get 5+ if going well.

The bottom 5 on that list are super close for me. Gore start feels trappy to me, but maybe shouldn’t go by feelings?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 month ago

At least the ober start is at home vs KC and not a return to the scene of the Obering. Ober II: The Obering

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I’m counting on my Royals only hit at home theory.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

That team had 7 wins 3 saves 2.86, 1.06 60 k’s last week and that included the Mize starts. Buckle up, Bette Davis, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Last edited 1 month ago by OaktownSteve
GlorifiedGrounder
GlorifiedGrounder
1 month ago

Waiting for Lou Bob to come back- who is the drop between Jo Adell, Ty Oniell, Masyn Winn, or Tovar?

Green Monstahh
Green Monstahh
1 month ago

Hey Grey!

H2h pts/weekly lock

I got the dreaded notification last night that Acuna has a torn ACL & his season is done

Which of these OF’ers would you look to add? None will be like Acuna but I’ll need production

– Teoscar Hernandez (OF/DH)

– jazz Chisholm

– Nick Castellanos

– Dylan Moore (OF/2b/SS)

– Dalton varsho

– Jake Meyers

My OF’ers are now we start 4

– Julio Rodriquez, jarren duran, Cowser, Davis Schneider (2b/OF), chourio, Andy pages, Joe adell, Wilyer abreu.

IL: trout, mid July return?

IL: Wyatt Langford (OF/DH), return this week?

IL: Acuna

IL Rhys Hoskins

IL Bogaerts

Drop pages, Wilyer Abreu, or chourio to add one of the OF’ers mentioned?

Or option 2
: move yordan alverez my DH to OF then at DH put either Nolan Gorman (2b/DH), or put Hoskins or Wyatt at DH once they return.

Thanks!

Green Monstahh
Green Monstahh
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

He was dropped, he’s on waivers- I can drop pages for jazzy too

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

ROS, catcher question – apologies in advance.

Sean Murphy or O’Hoppe in a 14T obp with Ks

Thanks

toolshed
1 month ago

Wait for it…………………………………………………………….Riley is in the line up. That is Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves, 3b. I just wanted to make sure you didn’t think I was talking about someone else like Riley Greene (DET) or Riley Adams (WAS).

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Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
1 month ago

I have Skubal and his 2 starts locked in. Weekly lock … need 4 more to join Skubal
Gilbert vs Hou
Bibee vs Wash
J. Jones @Det
Flaherty vs Pitt
S. Gray @Phil
Ober vs KC
Crochet @ Mil
Which 4 are you starting?
Thanks

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
1 month ago

The Hittertron values seem off today. The top $ value is $667 today. Am I misreading things?

mrhouston
mrhouston
1 month ago

Forrest Wall second-half MVP!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Which OF would your start this week?

Lars Nootbar 6 games @CIN / @PHI

Jo Adell 6 games NYY /@SEA

Thanks,
LG

Chuckles Tiddlesworth
Chuckles Tiddlesworth
Reply to  LG Baseball
1 month ago

Lars on bench today. He’s hurt, I guess?

Vash
Vash
1 month ago

Need for Speed and talent

Jacob Young or Jose Caballero for ROS?

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Please rank top 3 Ros
Lodolo,Greene,Kikuchi,Ober,Pepiot

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

When i activate Langford whos the drop?
Davis Schnider
Matos
Kelenic
Nelson Velasquez
Jake Meyers
Langford

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

yeah vela has had like maybe 10 good days broken into maybe 2 groups of 5 days all year long. started in the first 5 days to rue that i had dropped him in a deep 16’er last year, got completely ok with it right after the first 5 day set of good games ended right quick. meyers has done well all year, but HOU keeps benching him routinely till maybe the last 10ish days. kelenic probably the 2nd quickest drop for me here.

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Jake meyers or horse Mateo? Neither will replace Acuna, but slim pickings.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks for your service!

Stumped
Stumped
1 month ago

12 man keeper league with a 5 yr max roster length. Acuna was dropped with 3 more years left of keeper status. The issue is he’s expensive to keep. Top tier price tag.

I have 1st waiver priority and a full wallet of fab bucks. Do I unload the clip and hodl? Or do you think next season will be another down year? It’s acuna tho. I feel like I should be going all in on the wire

Stumped
Stumped
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry mon, I meant spend all my fab bucks lol

You’re the greatest! Lol

Last edited 1 month ago by Stumped
Stumped
Stumped
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

62$
We start with 280 minus players kept. 8 keepers per year

Stumped
Stumped
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks grey!

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Limited moves pts league scoring IP Ks Whip HR against holding Assad vs Cin or drop for Scott vs Ari Paddack vs KC

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
1 month ago

If Harris II takes the Braves lead off spot and runs with it, think he can jump into the top 20 ROS ?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 month ago

Just wanting your insight here because I’m frustrated with this clown.

All the fantasy experts keep saying Pablo Lopez is better than his numbers, he’s a great buy low candidate, blah blah blah and on and on. But he keeps going out and getting his ass kicked. He hurt my team bad yesterday. Could have won 9-4, instead I won 7-6 because he cost me ERA and WHIP.

What am I missing with this guy? Is the consensus wrong? I’m about to bench his shitty ass. Any thoughts?

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I’ll stick with him a while longer. But, damn, dude is kicking my ass!

ciwa
ciwa
1 month ago

Hi Grey!
Would you cut someone in my sp department for Weathers and/or Schmidt?

So,excluding Gray and Wheeler:

Stone
Hicks
Kikuchi
Montgomery
Gavin Williams (I am in a keeper league, so I decided to hold)