Felix Hernandez went 6 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.73 vs. Bartolo Colon – 7 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.18.  Or is that Bartolo Colon, weighing in at 518 pounds from parts unknown and ratios you don’t want to know?  This matchup was billed as, “F-Her/Colon, rated NC-17.  Or maybe simply NR, as in Not Recommended.”  All kidding aside, F-Her’s fallen so far, Colon is outpitching him, and Colon is not outpitching anyone else.  That’s a Trump tweeted, “Sad!”  On the bright side, Rougned Odor (2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer) has rediscovered our love.  Two years ago, Odor beat up Jose Bautista.  Last year, he beat up his fantasy owners.  This year, he’s beating back the beat like Vinny from The Jersey Shore.  I’m glad I went back in on him because making up is sweeter than caramel honey on your bed sheets. (Is that an R. Kelly song?  It should be.)   I’d contend (for the featherweight title) that Odor really hasn’t done anything different this year.  Yes, his walk rate is nearly double, but his BABIP has turned around.  Here’s what that leads me to believe:  You get a little bit luckier, so you don’t feel compelled to swing at everything, so you get more selective.  It’s a self-fullfilling prophecy in direct opposition to what happened to him last year.  Does this mean I’m going back in him for a third year in a row next year?  Damn skippy!  He can’t fail me again! (He totally can!)  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jurickson Profar – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer.  Here’s a good example as to why I can’t 100% jump in on Profar.  He’s been solid since June.  Odor has only been good since July, and his stats are blowing away Profar. Profar’s ceiling is like the 7 1/2 floor in the Mertin-Flemmer Building.

Adrian Beltre – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Speaking of low ceilings, Beltre’s changing ceiling fan light bulbs without using a chair.  By the by, did you see Beltre and F-Her hamming it up yesterday?  F-Her struck him out and started cackling, and Beltre joined in.  Two opponents laughing it up?  Nolan Ryan rolled over him in his American Flag-themed barn while wearing rawhide pajamas.  Then, because F-Her sucks, and Beltre is slightly better, Beltre took him deep and F-Her’s face was like, “Hey, I thought we were just playing around.”

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-3 and his 30th homer.  Death, taxes and Nelson Cruz hitting homers.  Not in that order hopefully.

Kyle Barraclough – Was removed from the closer role.  Bearclaw just wasn’t making the donuts.  Don Mattingly said he will use a committee.  Should use a committee to find where he misplaced his mustache.  Hashtag never forget.  I’d lean Drew Steckenrider as the favorite to take over the role.  Adam Conley’s been good too, but feels like a clearcut second option.

Derek Dietrich – 3-for-4, 1 run, hitting .285.  Derek on the Marlins has a diet rich on hits this year.

Pablo Lopez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.32.  Crazy talk if you think I’m starting Pa-Lop (very catchy) without consulting with the Stream-o-Nator first, but his peripherals are starting to round into form (7.1 K/9, 2.2 BB/9, 3.82 xFIP).

Paul DeJong – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer.  “We found DeJong in the back of the freezer with Thanksgiving leftovers.  Think we should just chuck him, can’t salvage–Whoa!  He’s showing signs of life!” I’m not sure if DeJong is finally fully out of his slump, but I’m definitely cyclops’ing him.

Miles Mikolas – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.74.  Love the ratios, but when you have as many K’s in your name as you throw, it’s super yawnstipating.  And I’m not even counting how I always wanna call him Mike.

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.69.  Not an easy matchup, and don’t want to be a hater (okay, I do), but he hasn’t had double digit Ks in a game since Opening Day last year.

Tyler White – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer.  White hit that homer off Ray Black.  Later today I will be publishing my column at Mother Jones on the ramifications of White’s homer off Black.  Is it merely a home run because White was trying to get away from Black?  More later.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (12) and legs (5).  Will throw a bullpen session on Saturday.  Also, for Saturday, Ohtani’s iCal reads, “Get new elbow tendon.”

Nick Tropeano – Placed on the DL with shoulder inflammation.  Bold strategy by the Angels to actually DL a pitcher with an injury.

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  Quick, Counsell, get him out of the lineup!

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer.  Moistasskiss!

Franmil Reyes – 3-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  For power?  Hot schmotato alert!

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  So that’s why they’re batting him third (it still makes absolutely no sense).

Manuel Margot – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I was about to drop some Elias Sports Bureau massive knowledge on you about how the Padres were one of the best hitting clubs in August for the last few years.  Then, I went back and looked at the actual stats, and this is why I don’t work for Elias.  They were awful in August the last two years.  Any hoo!  Margot seems to be heating up.

Jameson Taillon – 9 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  It took balls to start him in Coors, but only a ball to pitch there.

Starling Marte – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 17th homer, hitting .284.  He’s great yadda3, but on a gripe only I likely have, can Starling and Starlin Castro get on the same page with the spelling of their names?  It always trips me up.  Can they compromise on an apostrophe a’la Starlin’?

David Bote – 2-for-3, 1 run, 3 RBIs, hitting .344.  Easily the Cubs hottest hitter after Baez, so, of course, Maddon’s only started Bote twice in the last four games.  Maddoning, indeed.

CC Sabathia – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.49.  In what was a night for old jalopies out doing their thang, CC’s been better than F-Her and Colon combined, i.e., CC me before F-Her/Colon, I have some advice for you.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  That homer put the Yankees up but they couldn’t hold the lead, due to Zach Britton blowing the save.  How can a Yankee trust a Britton?  C’mon, that’s common sense!  Plus, where is Aroldis Chapman?  Yankees had two separate save situations and they went Britton then Sonny Gray.  I’m so confused I’m talking about this in my bae Giancarlo’s blurb.

Reynaldo Lopez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.30.  Solid outing in what was a tough matchup.  His next matchup gets much easier, according to the Stream-o-Nator, and I could see giving him a go.

Nick Pivetta – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.51.  He should be much better than his ERA purports, but he’s should’ve been better than that mother-purportin’ ERA for the last four months!

Nick Williams – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .260.  Williams has been frustrating to own and not own.  Gone like this:  He didn’t do anything, now he’s being benched, dropping him.  Next game, he homers.  Okay, I’ll pick him back up.  Then nothing, and the cycle begins again.

Pat Neshek – 1 IP and the save, ERA at 0.73.  Changing bullpen roles is how Kapler does burpees.

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4 and his 8th steal.  So classic he goes from possibly hitting the DL to stealing bases.  Almost as classic as him hitting 8th.  Kiké really needs to hit cleanup?  Not rhetorical, I’d love to hear Dave Roberts’ explanation.

Mike Fiers – Will start on Wednesday for the A’s.  Also, the A’s are on Fiers.

Chris Sale – Will return on Saturday against the O’s.  For those keeping track of blurbs’ proximity, this was your Fiers/Sale notification.

J.D. Martinez – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 34th homer, hitting .328.  You know what’s coming next preseason from me, right?  I refuse to believe Just Dong can stay healthy one more full season, so he’ll either shake the injury bug like Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler did earlier in their careers, or I’ll finally be able to exhale with an ‘I told you so.’

Mitch Moreland – 1-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .264.  I was thinking to myself, “Hey, handsome, you should grab Moreland and platoon him in your corner slot with Shaw.”  What I should be thinking is, “Hey, handsome, me again, why don’t you own Moreland and Pearce?  It’s foolproof like your mustache in a room filled with Cougars.”

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .211.  He was hitting .167 in the last week with no homers.  So, maybe JBJ is about to turn his schmotato to hot, but it hasn’t been there.

Josh Donaldson – News said Donaldson is close to sprinting workouts.  Apparently, he just stands nearby without disturbing them.

Brandon Drury – Hit the DL with a hand fracture.  This will give Devon Travis some daylight to expose himself like Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant.

Devon Travis – 2-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer as he pulled over a motorist for no reason and exposed himself.

Ken Giles – 2/3 IP, 5 ER.  Picking up right where he left off!  Luckily, in Canada a 6.21 ERA is only 4.76.

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.20.  Great, super, adjective, but he left the game with a blister on his middle finger.  He said he should be fine, as this injury usually only sidelines truck drivers.

Phillip Ervin – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting near-.425 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!  Dot dot dot.  When the Reds play him, which is not every day.  Stupid Reds and trying to divvy out resources to everyone.

Adalberto Mejia – 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.01.  Don’t ask, won’t matter, because Mejia has a “stinging in his forearm.”  Unless he’s part of the Killer Bees, I don’t think that’s great news.

Tyler Glasnow – 4 IP, 1 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.57 on the Rays.  Easy, Glasnow, don’t ruin my sleeper post on you for next year.  Before we start touching each other’s unmentionables, this start was vs. the O’s and he still can’t get to five innings.  The Stream-o-Nator does like his next start though.

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer.  That’s his third homer this week, but he’s hitting .208 in that time, so, yeah, maybe schmotato, but not a resounding Mancini eff yeah!

Tim Beckham – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting near-.300 in the last week.  Now this schmotato I could see more clearly.  (Now that the Rays are gone.  I can see all obstacles in my way.)

Max Fried – Strained his groin — who hasn’t?!  Kolby Allard (2 IP, 4 ER) would appear to be an option to replace him, but he leaves too many ducks on the pond.  Who?  Umm, Allard.  (Pun points!)

Charlie Culberson – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer in the 1st game, and 7th homer in the nightcap of the doubleheader.  Fun fact!  Charlie Culberson sounds so much like a daytime talk show host sometimes he’s compelled to interview teen moms about their baby daddy.

Sean Newcomb – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.15.  *kicks self*  Should’ve just held onto Newcomb.  *kicks self*  Stop that–*sees ‘Kick me’ sign on back*  This is the last time I tutor 15-year-olds in fantasy.

Greg Holland – Signed with the Nats.  Seems to be a good fit.  Team had Doolittle, now they have Doocrappy.

Kelvin Herrera – Gave up some runs and went for the mandatory blown save MRI on his shoulder.  His handcuff, Ryan Madson was already owned in my leagues, so I went for the 2nd best choice in Justin Miller.  You know what happens when you grab the 2nd best guy?  He’ll give up 3 ER in 1/3 IP in the 7th inning today.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-9, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer.  After the game, Harper called his father and asked him, “Do you think you can send me a chef’s kiss emoji for my home run?”

Ryan Zimmerman – 6-for-8, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .253, but not playing every day.  Sorry to the little Herschels and Shlomos out there who have Zimmermania.

Wander Suero – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.20.  First, the Nats have Nat-Gio now Wander.  Are we sure Nats isn’t short for Nature Lovers?

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Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
3 years ago

12 team 5×5 redraft

Happ coming off the DL.

Possible drops: Happ, Cahill, Tepera, Giles, Givens, Knebel, Rondon, Osuna, Puig

Thanks in advance.

Josh C
Josh C
3 years ago

Ohtani batter just got dropped in my league. Worth grabbing? I’d be dropping Nick Williams.

Thanks

Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  Josh C
3 years ago

@Josh C:

Ervin also available. Ohtani or Ervin over Williams?

Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Which do you prefer – Ervin or Ohtani? I have one bench spot so platooning ok in daily league.

Thanks

buster moon
buster moon
3 years ago

Heard any ETA on Doolittle? Worth rostering?

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
3 years ago

Grey, hope you got time for one more, who would you ride into Coors;

C Taylor
J Pederson
M Muncy
or
do I go get David Peralta whos going into a series with the Reds and then the Rangers, both of whom are top five in HR’s given up in the league??

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Dunzo, Thanks Grey!!!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Take the Nova for a spin in SF tomorrow?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
3 years ago

A month ago dude offered me Rhys Hoskins for Jean Segura. I jumped on that, got I think 7 HRs from Hoskins in 2 weeks, then somebody offered me Giancarlo for Hoskins.

I am tempted to put this in bubble wrap and wait until the end of the season to post it, but a reminder that it’s better to be lucky than good. It’s best of all to be Giancarlo’s pool boy, but until the arsenic kicks in that position is filled.

Ozzie Albies' Helmet
Ozzie Albies' Helmet
3 years ago

I was offered Matt Carpenter and Nomar Mazara for Kershaw in a keeper league with no restrictions on who you keep at the end of the year. I countered with Carpenter and Rendon for Kershaw. If he doesn’t accept that do I accept his first offer?

Taking14DaTeam
Taking14DaTeam
3 years ago

A month away from the playoffs. Thought I would test your 30 day out vision. A report card will be issued by the end of Sept! What moves if any would you make tomorrow? 12 team, saves and holds, ten hitting cats, nine pitching cats.

Best on the wire: Trumbo, DeJong, Pham, Kepler, Pearce, Williams, Wendle, Ramos
W Peralta, E Rod, Chase, Viz, Lynn, Pivetta, Fiers

Team: Gattis – Villar, Bregman, Dee – Freeman, Eugenio, Santana – Trout, Mazara, Rosario, Peralta, Haniger – DH Cruz. Bench Bat: Cano ( or used for Villar if he slumps).
Max, Kluber, Bauer, Wood, Hendricks – Leclerc, Osuna, Allen, Hicks, Madson ( Madson spec grab…may not be worth it in a month? Doolittle and/or Herrera back? )
Ryu in DL spot

Thank you and good luck :-)

Lots of Mariners some how. Four game set versus Astros in week #1 of playoffs is a concern.

Taking14DaTeam
Taking14DaTeam
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:
Ha ha! Perfect. I was sent off to Catholic school so I am used to praying before tests. Pivetta burned me earlier but he sure is dealing now and Phillies have good playoff week matchups. I was torn between him and Peralta but KC may not get many wins come Sept. Gracias Senior Grey.

Taking14DaTeam
Taking14DaTeam
Reply to  Taking14DaTeam
3 years ago

@Taking14DaTeam:

Senor?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

10 team h2h OBP limited moves (budget)

1. Best SP option (with upcoming starts)

Gibson DET, @DET, @CHW, @CLE
D Rodriguez PIT, @CIN, @NYM, ARI
Eflin @SD, NYM, @WAS, WAS

2. Hold Haniger or drop for: Bauers, Chapman, Aguilar, Cargo, Dickerson, Conforto, Souza

Thanks!

The Shoe
The Shoe
3 years ago

Hey Grey, You got me laughing out loud with these write-ups!

I know this is a matchups-dependent question, but which 2 would be the odd men out for the rest of the season into the playoffs among the following:

Gibson
Eflin
Stripling
Ryu (assuming healthy)
Gonzales

IntendedSteb
IntendedSteb
3 years ago

In dynasty Vlad Jr and Bauer for Goldschmidt and Peter Alonso. Im on Vlad/Bauer side and not going to catch up to leaders this year. I do need a 1B. Still I’m thinking no.
Thanks and happy ESPN the Ocho day.

IntendedSteb
IntendedSteb
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 teams, keeping 20 forever. No budget. I already have Baez, Bregman and Machado who can play 3B.
I also got offered Stanton for my Machado. My OF is just ok, so upgrade there would be welcome as well.
So keep Vlad and get Stanton or go Vlad for Goldy. Or hold?

Robert
Robert
3 years ago

Do you think Gallo is going to maintain for a few weeks?

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Williams,Bader,O’Neiil(when healthy) or Souza ROS? Do you like Matt Chapman ROS?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

How about Dahl v. Souza or Williams. Thanks

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
3 years ago

SON (i can’t see anywhere else last night that says this) has whitley taking mccullers’ spot. 20 teamer with QS, drop which of these for whitley?
suarez/gomber. have 6 others but they are all currently (or always been) better.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: HOU hasn’t said ANYTHING about this yet, MF’ers. i tried searching everywhere too. i readded peacock in a different 20 teamer (dynasty) where i had just dropped peacock too. if it’s not his job i should go back to streaming that slot.

akboognish
akboognish
3 years ago

Hi Grey! Should I drop Muncy for either LeMahieu or Villar? Thanks.

akboognish
akboognish
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: thumbs up, thanks as always!

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
3 years ago

Maeda droppable for streamer in 11tm roto?

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: also shd any of these be owned not just streamed in same league:
Cahill
Bieber
Musgrove
Wheeler

Thx

fudgemybudge
fudgemybudge
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: 11 team roto

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
3 years ago

Give: Harper + Brach

Get: Gardner, Lester & Minter.

Analyser actually has it pretty close, but you wouldn’t do that in a blue fit, right? especially as he says all his top guys (ie the first rounder that you’d expect in return for Bryce) are” untouchable”…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Yeah, seems odd that he considers his Correa, Bregman, Acuna and Corbin untouchable, but Harper is somehow “touchable”…

DLev45
DLev45
3 years ago

C – Realmuto
1b – Hoskins
2b – Merrifield
SS – Gleyber
3B – Baez
OF – J.D., Benintendi, Blackmon
Util – Ozuna, J. Turner
Bench – Kemp, Desmond, Haniger, Devers (DL)

Would you drop any of those bench guys for the likes of Hosmer, Braun, Eaton, Sano, Marwin, Zobrist, or Moreland for the stretch run? Or would you hold?

Launch Angle
Launch Angle
3 years ago

I couldn’t find my post from yesterday, so I apologize if you already answered my question. I’m in a 5×5 standard this season only roto. First place overall by a decent margin…in 2nd place in the HR and RBI categories (down by 3 and 10 respectively).

I’m looking to deal Soto for Hoskins to keep pace or pass the team ahead of me in HR and RBI. But, looking at Soto his HR per AB is the same as Hoskins with a higher average. My team batting average is .285 with the team behind me at .280. Hoskins and Soto bat 2nd in their lineups. Who do you like better for the HR and RBI counts ROS?

Juan Soto
Juan Soto
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I am posting the greatest numbers ever for a 19 year old and still you doubt me, Grey?

Doubt me at your own peril.

Sincerely,

Juan

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
3 years ago

Dahl hitting 3rd and w/ a HR. Prefer him over Williams? Rockies at home this weekend.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: In classic Rockies fashion, they will play him for a week straight, then bench him for 2 weeks.

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
3 years ago

Being in finance that Ken Giles Band Fx ERA rate joke got me good. haha

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
Reply to  Crime Dog
3 years ago

@Crime Dog: Where do you think you’ll have Soto next year? The world has yet to see him falter at any level. walks a lot and doesn’t really strike out. literally has no flaws in his offense I would say. Sprays the field. to me he seems like a better Tony Rendon with more power. top 30?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Villar over Muncy ROS?

Same answer if weekly lineups?

Thanks!

PS – unrelated, but is deGrom the first guy to ever successfully do a reverse Samson (cutting his flowing locks and improving even more)?

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

I really hate Craig Counsell.

JESUS

gogulls
gogulls
3 years ago

I like yourself don’t work for the Elias sports bureau but gonna go out on a limb and say last nights matchup Taillon vs Bettis was the first where both starters cobined only had 2 balls!

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Am I being patient with Ian Desmond or cutting his slumping ass? #shallowleagueproblems

I have Sano in my lineup right now in his place

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: lol yeah but I’m 6 hours ahead so I do my team check at the hotel before dinner and bed

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Plus I miss you

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
3 years ago

How long is Willie Calhoun a hold in a 12 tm league? Bauers, Souza, Margot, Williams, Braun, Conforto available…

Jvillan
Jvillan
3 years ago

Hey grey, great read always!
ROS questions
I’ve got Bellinger and Chris Taylor with schebler and yuli gurriel on bench do you like Margot,Souza,or franmil Reyes over any of those.
My Quintana, Buehler, Marco Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmerman would you replace any of them with Glasnow, V Velasquez, pivetta, or Carlos Rodon.
Thank you!

Jvillan
Jvillan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: are Souza & Margot to start over Bellinger & Taylor. In weekly lineups?

Count Midichlorian
Count Midichlorian
3 years ago

The Biebs or Glasnow?

Gotime
Gotime
3 years ago

13 moves left, would you make a move to pick up either Leclerc, Musgrove or Glasnow or hold until playoffs (Mid Sept for our league.. H2H weekly cats) I have Minter and Knebel right now.

Poo Bird
Poo Bird
3 years ago

Hicks to the DL…my 1B/C windfall comes to an end. Man C sucks right now. I think I’m going to pick Lucroy since he plays for the A’s.

Poo Bird
Poo Bird
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: oh wait Hedges is out there. I’m going to try him. Thoughts and prayers to your NFBC league team.

MarvPesos
marv
3 years ago

Grey,
12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 12) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 35 moves – no streaming

My current closers are: E. Diaz, W. Davis, A.J. Minter, K. Barraclough and have Osuna on the Bench.

I’ll be dropping Barraclough and with no real pitching available on the wire, do I pick up an additional Bat (bench bat) OR do I pick up an additional Closer (which would be a bench closer) ?

Waiver
HIT: C. Gonzales, C. Dickerson, M. Gonzales, R. Chirinos, A. Garcia, Mallex Smith, R. Zimmerman, M. Margot, A. Diaz, N. Ahmed, R. Martin, M. Trumbo, J. Bauers, Souza
PIT: C. Buchholz, G. Marquez, J. Hellickson, D. Holland, I. Nova, T. Glasnow, M. Minor
RP: F. Rodney, S. Greene, H. Rondon, P. Strop, J. Leclerc, D. Steckenrider

My team:
C – EMPTY
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – B. Dozier
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – T. Turner
CI – A. Rizzo
MI – X. Bogaerts
LF – C. Yelich
CF – C. Blackmon
RF – M. Haniger
Util – J. Upton
BN – J. Villar
DL– W. Ramos (10-day DL)

SP – C. Carrasco
SP – J. Verlander
SP – N. Syndergaard
RP – W. Davis (RP)
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – A.J. Minter (RP)
P – K. Baraclough (RP)
BN – J. Taillon
BN – J. Paxton
BN – R. Hill
BN – L. Lynn
BN – R. Osuna
BN – W. Buehler

Thanks bud
Marv

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

I wouldn’t worry too much about starting Folty against the Nats. The guy in my home league who seems to have to the market cornered on good fortune and lucky BS is rolling him out there. So, at the minimum, it will be a non-disaster start.

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

@Grey: Yeah, I get it’s a necessity that you do it in a deep NL only (I’m guessing this is your Tout team), but I’m unsure as to why anyone would do it in a shallow mixed.

Jesse
Jesse
3 years ago

I need help with WHIP and Wins. Please rank ROS:
German Marquez
Cahill
Mikolas
Bieber
Folty

Thanks man.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Gsellmen or steckenrider for saves ros?

The Mudkat
The Mudkat
3 years ago

Pick up Peacock in case he starts for Houston? Or do you think McHugh is the guy? I’d be dropping Velasquez, or holding if no move.

Pitching stats: W/L/K/K:BB/ERA/WHIP/NSV, 10 teem keep 8 H2H.

Thanks again Grey!

Crowe
Crowe
3 years ago

Get deGrom and give Correa?

Tony
Tony
3 years ago

Would you drop yonny chirinos or gibson for chase anderson?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

What has 2 wheels and gives up 13 baserunners and 6 ER over 6 innings against the Padres?

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

@Grey: haha Chase Anderson and Josh Hader on a tandem bike.

Good guess, though.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Ha! Nice one. I own Hader and although he hurt me last night, my ratios weren’t totally destroyed until Ken Giles came riding in on his unicycle.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
3 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding: Ugh that stinks. Just think of the poor souls speccing on saves that owned Tepera, too.

Hehe, Ken Giles on a unicycle.

J-Money
J-Money
3 years ago

What up Grey,

Priming for the playoffs, pitching has been a mess, hopeful to get your thoughts and any advice…12 team OPS + K/9 league…

C – Grandal
1B – Rizzo
2B – Schoop
SS – Lindor
3B – Arenado
MI – Diaz
CI – Rendon
OF – Yelich, Acuna, Merrifield, Kalhoun
Util – Mallex
B – Puig
SP – (LOL) Tanaka, Gausman, Maeda, Gray, Pivetta, Gibson, Musgrove
RP – Boxberger, Minter, Madson
DL – Darvish

I know the pitching is a mess, actually moved Morton for Yelich before Yelichs crazy hot stretch,, thought I’d work to win hitting categories and stream starters/win saves. Would you add Zimmerman/Williams over any bats? The wire is fairly picked clean…Any other thoughts? Thanks for another great season!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Hey Grey – in my keep 7 forever 12-teamer, weekly lineups, I was offered the below trade from the guy I’m fighting with for second place (we’re both still 10 points from 1st unfortunately). He’s lost Altuve and Bryant, so he’s really hurting for offense now.

Which side do you like if you were me?

I give my $21 Harper (+$3 annually, so he’s $24 in 2019) + $1 Muncy.

I get his $12 Bryant, $0 Buehler (who I assume you’ll like for 2019), $1 Villar, plus potentially $20 MadBum.

It seems to come down mostly to what you think of Bryant for 2019+ and, to a lesser extent, Buehler’s outlook.

In case helpful . . .
– To lock up 2nd place and make a bid for 1st, I’d need pitching (esp. wins, K, and whip) + just acquired Kershaw on the cheap to do so. Getting Villar would also secure me SB + maybe help get a point or two in runs that I may lose in HR or RBI.

– I’d replace Harper’s spot with someone like Healy or Nick Williams. Might be able to trade separately for nonkeeper-priced Cruz or a $30 Yelich.

– My current 7 keepers are $21 Harper, $13 Just Dong, $31 Betts, $26 Blackmon . . . $18 Rhys . . . two of $1 Tim Anderson, $1 Muncy, $8 Clevinger, $0 Mikolas. So, Bryant would replace Harper, Buehler would replace my 6th or 7th keeper . . . Bum I can trade at his $23 2019 price + $1 Villar could get interesting if he resigns with BAL or goes to a similarly shitty team.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: Woah, that was a novel. Sorry!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: whoops, he’s now revised his offer + here’s his confirmed final pitch, two options:

A. What I said above, but I give my $13 JDM (and muncy) instead of my $21 Harper for the package. Feels like a lot. JDM at DH has me thinking the injury risk is far lower, given than that most injuries were in the field making goofy plays.

B. Or, same deal but no MadBum (ie just Bryant Beuhler Villar for Harper Muncy)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: agreed on all fronts. Thanks!

Darrell Lester
Darrell Lester
3 years ago

Trying to gauge Odor’s value in a keeper as the trade deadline looms. Where do you think you’ll have Odor next year? Latter half of top 100?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
3 years ago

Would you give Rendon, K.Calhoun, and Eovaldi to get Blackmon and Quintana? N-brainer based on Blackmon’s upside, even if he’s been scuffling this summer, right?

Jbone
Jbone
3 years ago

Was offered archer for my Hosmer. I have Desmond and Hoskins also At 1b but Hoskins usually slots in for OF for me. So as off now Hosmer, Desmond, Dietrich, and Puig alternate In my utility and 1b slots in my active roster with two on bench. Thoughts? I have kershaw, Severino, Sale, CC Freeland, Musgrove so my pitching isn’t bad

Nathan
Nathan
3 years ago

B-Harp or M-Carp ROS?

Kelley
Kelley
3 years ago

Hey Grey, h2h points ,holds count same as saves. Please rank ROS Madson, Oh, Leclerc, Barnes, Strop. One more ranking please ros. P.Erv, Hicks, Souza, Dahl, Joc. Been reading every day and following advise. Won 6 in a row and tied for 1st heading into playoffs next week. THANK YOU

George Bonanza
George Bonanza
3 years ago

Souza Jr or Muncy ROS

Gonzo
Gonzo
3 years ago

10-tm AL only with deep rosters and keepers. Would you trade Tanaka (can be kept for $14 next year only) and L Gurriel (can be kept next two years for >$10) for Mazara (can be kept for $12 next year only) and a high draft pick? I’m pretty much out of it this year and looking to build for a big 2019

Gonzo
Gonzo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Still do it if he’s hesitant to surrender a draft pick?

Gonzo
Gonzo
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey: Haha… I think it’s because he’s unlikely to crack top 2 this year and would be unlikely to keep L Gurriel.

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

A few of questions: These are for the various teams I have

Dominguez or Giles

Puig, Castellanos or Dickerson

Belt, Yuli or Zimmermann

Zimmermann, Braun, Moreland or Cron

Mazara or Simmons or Kemp

Thank you have a great day.

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Sorry for followup
Puig or Castellanos
Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Thank you again

Josh C
Josh C
3 years ago

start Folty @ WAS tonight?

Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

@Grey:

Like he’s in danger? is this a naked gun 2 situation?

thanks

Josh C
Josh C
Reply to  Josh C
3 years ago

@Josh C:

Also, Yahoo said this: “Start him with confidence Wednesday when the Braves visit the Nationals.”

seemed a bit suspect….

Dave D, Sotofan
Dave D, Sotofan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I benched my Folty because he is going up against a 19 rookie with a .999 OPS who is trying to win me my league. Basically I like Folty but a little shaky lately and WAS has been hot.

Dave D, Licensed Sotofan
Dave D, Licensed Sotofan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thx, my “prefix” is fixed but my suffix is subject to creative variation, emotion instability, divine inspiration, medication changes, etc.

Clive
Clive
3 years ago

May have been mentioned elsewhere, but who do you think gets the Astros 5th spot? McHugh or Peacock?

Or should I go with W Peralta or Glasnow instead?

Thanks!

COJason
COJason
3 years ago

Steckenrider or Madson for saves? I also have Strop and Yates…am I wrong in thinking they are my top 2 closers? Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Would you drop Gausman or Gibson for Glasnow?

Call Me Mabry
Call Me Mabry
3 years ago

what kind of #’s you think Adolis Garcia might put up ROS? He is coming off waivers on my NL only and my mixed league. Is he mixed league worthy or just NL only?

alps
alps
3 years ago

Hey Grey
would you trade Mazzara for Gerit Cole
Mazzara probably comes off DL within a week
Thanks

Savoy Special
Savoy Special
3 years ago

14 Team H2H auction redraft league. 6×6

Drop Yoan Moncada or Cesar Hernandez to pick up Jeff McNeil? Or hold?

Thanks!

3B24
3B24
3 years ago

OK to be done with Jed Lowrie, or is he worth hanging on to? The level of replacement player available is on the order of Ryan Healy, Nick Williams, etc…

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

I <3 zim.

Cale Tesch
Cale Tesch
3 years ago

Who do you think you’ll have ranked higher next year for a keeper league, Correa or Didi?

phennore
phennore
3 years ago

16-team 5×5 keeper league. Rank for ROS:

Heaney, Pivetta, Glasnow

How about same guys for next year? Thanks,

Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist
Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist
3 years ago

Outrageous and hilarious write up Grey!

I must apologize for not posting earlier in the week regarding your Valbuena/Sciosciapath write up. Good stuff. Although I am clearly not a Mike Scioscia advocate at this point, given Arte Moreno has never hired a manager I am happy but also have some trepidation. Given his dubious track record of GM’s and signing all the wrong free agents to the worst possible deals, I am not optimistic. They will find some way to Phuket up.

Speaking of which, given they have no chance at anything this year why the F would they have Ohtani even throw a bullpen session? What’s their thinking? Oh, he’s raking now as a hitter, we better blow out his elbow then… makes NO sense at all. Honestly, I would just leave him at DH against RHP and platoon him. Against LHP, not sure what I would do about his .523 OBP. He’s ove .500 points higher against RHP. Maybe convince him to bat right handed against LHP? Like why not?

Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist
Dave D, Licensed Sciosciapathologist
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah totally. I miswrote one thing: OPS is 1.035 versus RHP and .523 versus LHP. I cant help wondering why in the world as a natural right handed person why he would bat left handed against LHP? If I were Eric Hinske I would make him start taking BP against left handers as a right handed hitter. Maybe theyre afraid it would screw him up but he’s so bad against LHP it seems worth exploring. I think thats the worst split I’ve ever seen, or at least in a long time.

Big Ticket
Big Ticket
3 years ago

Sano was just dropped in my OBP keeper league. Top 70ish are kept. Is he worth stashing as a potential last keeper?

Omar
Omar
3 years ago

Asked a similar question yesterday, but the players have changed a bit. AL Only 5×5 standard Roto. 1 year keeper – 3 players max.

Give: Lindor, Khrush, Bregman

Get: Trout, Judge, Andrus

Comfortably in 1st place (15 point lead). Trade boils down to keepers. Trade partner is in 2nd, but is trying to improve his keepers for next year. Currently his keepers would probably be Mookie, Gleyber, and the rest of his options suck. The keepers on my current team are Sale, Jo-Ram, and one of Bregman, Khrush, or Bauer – (can’t keep Lindor) so I’m good there. But if I accept, my keepers would be Trout, Jo-Ram and Sale or Judge. I’m pretty sure I can withstand the hit ROS from giving up so much (even though Judge doesn’t appear close to returning) and still win this year.

I’d be doing him a favor by boosting his keepers, but for 1.25 yrs of Trout, I’m thinking it may be worth it.

Grab Trout while I can?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Omar
3 years ago

@Omar: Trout

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
3 years ago

Great writeup!

Jo-Ma gets benched, then comes off bench and gets RBIs (still on my fantasy bench of course ) . Hey look he’s starting this week! What’s that? Nothingness and an error, Cool.

Hey Shohei! No doubt you love to play [email protected]#k the fanatasy owner too? After. 19 avg at the plate since the break Scosciopath benched him, said he will begin light tossing cotton balls and may pitch again this season #optimistic. Alert, alert, Ohtanis back in the lineup last weekend..(so what).
After work I found out he Shohei me the middle finger and hit 3 homers in a night, cool. And last night again..i mentally rage dropped him, but not in 16 team Dynasty league.

Anyways,

You starting Folty at Wash tonight??

Thanks!

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
3 years ago

When Franmail does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.

B
B
3 years ago

Any worry about Seranthony? Will Smith is still on waivers and I’m concerned Kapler is gonna feel motivated to go on his reliever carnival ride again.

H
H
3 years ago

Who do you like ROS? Thank you!

Rodon, Roark, Pivetta or Cahill

Eric
Eric
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

I just dropped Blake Parker for Steckenrider – what do you think? Angels are obviously the better team, but there’s no save opps – over the last 30 days Parker has 0 saves and an ERA over 5. Btw, I also have Leclerc, Treinen and Greene – so not exactly desperate for saves.

Thanks!

Vash
Vash
3 years ago

Want to invest in Franmil Reyes and Tyler White. The Pads scare me because of all the competition they have in the OF for playing time.

Same with Tyler White. How can he start when the Astros have so many pieces? Is it wise to invest or avoid because of the PT situation?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Vash
3 years ago

@Vash: I’d start White against lefties (I’m leaning towards that’s when they deploy him). You can invest if you have the room.

Bk
Bk
3 years ago

Tim Anderson and Hosmer I own in 3 of my most important leagues (10 and 12 team roto)

Tim has been great, but he’s been awful recently and I kinda don’t need the steals.

Hosmer has been awful period. He’s hit for some average recently, but there’s no power and the lineup sucks.

Are they both droppable? I generally stream guys until one stays hot and I hold, but I could replace Hosmer with Zimmerman/bench bats for now.

I use hittertron to dictate lineup decisions but also pick up guys daily to start, and I feel like that would be better than hoping for these two guys to provide enough value worth holding.

Thanks

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Bk
3 years ago

@Bk: Sure, stream the spots if you have options.

NYC
NYC
3 years ago

Stream Robert Stephenson today?

Happierton
Happierton
3 years ago

1 RoS

Pivetta
Gausman
D-Rod
Roark