Yesterday, Salvador Perez hit his 41st homer. Today, you get a Salvador Appreciation Post, or SAP. You might be asking yourself the same as every Y! Answers when you google SAP, “How do I turn SAP off?” You can’t turn it off. It’s going into your eyeballs and, with each passing word, it becomes harder to turn back. If you remove all pitchers, the top home run hitter in the major leagues is Salvador Perez, a catcher. What a year for fantasy, is what I say right before I wander into traffic wearing nothing but a potato sack. “If you remove all pitchers, the top home run hitter in the major leagues is…” is the funniest thing that’s ever graced this site. That a catcher is the next best home run hitter is just a cherry on top of this season. “Wow, I can’t believe I can draft Cody Bellinger in the 2nd round this year,” that’s what the apparition floating next to me keeps saying, because I’m haunted. Salvador Perez is in one of those situations that I thought would benefit Juan Soto too. There’s no one in that lineup with Perez, so why not pitch to him? The only difference between Soto and Perez is about .440 OBP or 90-ish walks. If you knew someone like, say, Perez would swing at anything, wouldn’t you throw him nothing but junk in the dirt? For Sal Perez to hit 41 homers, he should’ve only saw 41 strikes all year. Alas, no one wants to tangle with Benintendi, apparently. For 2022, I continue to cackle in a jar and seal it quickly like it’s a lightning bug. Only I plan on releasing those cackles in 2022 when someone drafts Salvador Perez in the top 25 overall next year. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Brady Singer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.58. There is a story of a lovely Brady… Streamonator hates his next start, but I could actually see it.

JT Brubaker – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.36, as he was activated from the IL. Excuse me, Mr. Brubaker, how does it feel to be back with the Pirates? “My initials stand for Just Trade.”

Yoshi Tsutsugo – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. He was in Friday’s Buy column and I keep saying he’s hot. If you don’t believe me, listen to Coolwhip via Phil Collins:

Bryan Reynolds – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (22) and legs (5), hitting .301. Sometimes I write stuff down next to a guy’s name, then come back later and edit it, but I wrote, “Bryangomes Reynolds,” and have no idea what that means and I’m just gonna leave it at that.

Kyle Hendricks – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.65. When you don’t throw hard, and you still lose your stuff. *shudders*

Matt Duffy – 3-for-5, 5 RBIs and and a double slam (2, 3) and legs (5). I rock rough and tough with Matt Duffy! Roughy and toughy? Not to be a hag, man, but I don’t think much of Duffy. Two ding dongs goes a long way towards a hot schmotato though.

Jason Heyward – 2-for-5 and his 7th homer, hitting .212. How about that defense though, huh?

Frank Schwindel – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, and, like, his 56th homer in the last month. Random Prediction Alert! The Cubs will sign some 1st baseman, who will disappoint until June, then get hurt and Schwindel will step in and do better than the free agent signing.

Brandon Nimmo – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. So, if you were looking, now you know where to find Nimmo.

Javier Baez – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (28) and legs (14). That, there, that slam and legs is one-thousand percent the reason I won’t be able to quit Baez any time soon.

Jonathan Villar – 2-for-6, 2 runs and his 18th homer. He ends the season with 20/15 and how do you not at least take a flyer again next year? Rhetorical!

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two days. Finally a reverse jinx of a Sell from my Buy column! If only I could work that magic on Bellinger or Trout.

Kevin Pillar – 2-f0r-4, 4 RBIs and a slam (14) and legs (4). On the 7-Day Player Rater, he’s in elite hot schmotato territory.

Taijuan Walker – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.15. All I’ll say is the Nats are not trying to win.

Josiah Gray – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.65. Hey, what’s up bartender at *reading sign over the bar* The Talibar in downtown Kabul, would you watch my Shasta while I go to the bathroom? Thanks, amigo! *five hours later* Whoa, did I fall asleep? Why’s it so drafty in here, and why is that guy carrying away my kidney? AHHH!!! Roofie!

Lane Thomas – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in two days, and not the first time I told you recently he’s been hot. Stay in your lane, Lane! You’re not supposed to be good–Wait a second, he’s an ex-Cardinals hitter. Of course, he’s going to be great. Any hoo! Thomas is a hot schmotato.

Josh Bell – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .254. Solid year for his draft price, so don’t take this the wrong way, but I thought he’d be higher on the Player Rater than around the 20th best first baseman.

Marcus Semien – 1-for-3 and his 35th homer. We’re all gonna be throwing good money after bad next year. Said a’la Menace II Society, “You know this, right?” ACKUALLY Semien’s been so good this year, he deserves to be known as Marcus II Semien in honor of the greatest movie ever. Robbie Ray too–Excuse me, Robbie Ray II. And Cake Batter aka Vlad Jr. How did the Jays have so many great years and still come up way short? If they don’t make the playoffs, they’re gonna go home with a team that’s at least as good as whatever team wins the NL East.

Robbie Ray – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.60. If he didn’t already get two ledes this year, he might’ve got his third today. Guess that’s what happens when you’re in the Cy Young race.

Alejandro Kirk – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. You heard of Beast Mode? Alejandro Kirk looks like he’s at a buffet in Feast Mode.

Cole Irvin – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.10. It’s a bad week to quit sniffing glue.

Travis d’Arnaud – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Ozzie Albies (1-for-5) hit his 26th homer, and he also has two homers in two games; Austin Riley (1-for-2, 3 RBIs) hit his 29th homer and Adam Duvall (1-for-4, 3 RBIs) hit his 31st homer, and both hit another home run in their next game. Sorry, should’ve said spoiler alert.

Gary Sanchez – 2-for-4, 6 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer. You did them dirty, Sanchez!

Cedric Mullins – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (25) and legs (26). Also, in this game, Austin Hays (2-for-5, 2 runs) hit his 15th homer. Hays has been surprisingly decent. It’s just comparing him to Cedric Mullins, when “surprisingly decent” is like you’re describing a usually-naked grandfather who has put on pants.

Adrian Houser – 9 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.41. More like Adrian wowser! See what I did there? It wasn’t that complex. Not sure how you missed it. His peripherals: 6.9 K/9, 3.9 BB/9, 4.32 FIP. More like Adrian bowser! I did it again. Yeah, he’s a Streamonator pick, at best.

Pablo Reyes – 2-for-2 and his 1st homer. He’s replacing Wong, who’s on paternity list, so Reyes is filling in for Wong because Wong was filling in something else nine moths ago.

Tyler O’Neill – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer. O’Neill is the kinda of hitter who I’m surprised doesn’t have 30 homers, no matter what time a year it is. Kinda like Franmil.

Giovanny Gallegos – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.46, and the Hold. Ha, yeah, that stat needs work if that’s a Hold. Any hoo! Gallegos loaded the bases and The Shildt Head brought in Alex Reyes (0 IP, 1 ER), who he replaced as closer because he hasn’t been good. How do you do that? How do you say, “Ya know what, I want the reliever who is struggling the most?” How does that happen? Sure, Gallegos loaded the bases, but you let him get out of it or bring in someone else. Anyone else! Reyes, who was just removed from the closer role, is not who you bring in. As for who will close the next game? I’d go to Gallegos again, but maybe it will be Genesis Cabrera.

Aaron Civale – Will be activated from the IL on Tuesday. I saw one site say, “Civale should be rostered in all fantasy leagues moving forward,” and I had to think on that for a second, is that accurate? Then I looked at his stats, and, no, he doesn’t need to be rostered in all fantasy leagues. When I wrote this, he wasn’t included yet in the Streamonator, but I bet it won’t even like his first start back.

Franmil Reyes -4-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer, and 2nd in as many games. I am emotionally invested in the $54 Vending Machine Steak getting to 30 homers, and I’m not even sure why. I just need something to believe in, I guess.

Tanner Houck – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.26. Houck three times if you’re being sent down in another roster move. On the reals, Houck has been sent down July 29th, August 8th, August 13th and August 18th. He’s not actually pitched in the minors since July 10th.

Nick Pivetta – Hit the Covid IL. The Red Sox keep getting positive cases on their team. Makes sense why it seems they’re testing only one player a day. If they tested everyone, they’d have no team.

Kutter Crawford – 2 IP, 5 ER, as he was called up. And his out pitch is a cutter. Guess he should be glad his parents didn’t name him, Intentionalwalk. Would’ve been nice if his folks just, um, cut to the chase and named him, Immaculateinning. Crawford had elbow issues for most of his professional career, which accounts for his low inning totals in the minors. His velocity touches 95 with two breaking pitches and appears to be an up-and-down arm, that would stick if he commands his pitches.

A.J. Pollock – Hit the IL with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. That’s a serious hamstring strain that might sideline him for the year. Or it’s a hamstring strain that knows it’s multiplication tables. I don’t know, I’m not a doctor.

Walker Buehler – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 2.31. Robbie Ray watching the Buehler start, “This guy gives pants-that-are-so-tight-I-can-see-ass-moles a bad name.”

Luis Patino – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.65. Visual image of that stream: *Grey’s just out of focus and falling further away*

Brandon Lowe – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a homer. Also, in this game, Austin Meadows (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit a homer. You know The Price Is Right game where you have to match the price with the product? If I gave you 33 and 23 homer totals, would you be able to match them to the right player between Lowe and Meadows?

Casey Mize – 3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.51, as he becomes an Opener the rest of the year to limit his innings. He’s gonna be such an easy ignore for 2022. Wherever he’s being drafted will be too high.

Marco Gonzales – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.25. This logically makes no sense, but the Diamondbacks at home scares me. Am I alone? Whoa, it’s Existential Grey.

Tyler Gilbert – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.12. *steps outside of self, whispers into own ear* Grey, hey, you look handsome, so to avoid frown lines, don’t look at Gilbert and imagine how you would’ve been better off with him over the last month than anyone else you’ve streamed.

Dinelson Lamet – 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.50. This is neither here nor there for fantasy, but I saw Lamet was pitching in relief on Saturday, and I totally forgot the Padres never sent him for surgery. What a waste of a whole year for Lamet. So, what’s next year for him? More of the same? Is he now “pitch for 25 IP in relief then hit the IL for two months” guy? Because that guy sucks.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, zero walks and zero strikeouts, ERA at 4.95. Streamed him yesterday in one league, and I can’t believe how uneasy I felt about streaming Paddack at home. Man, this guy has fallen so far.

Jake Cronenworth – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 20th homer. About three months ago, I traded Jake Diekman for Yoan Moncada. On paper, I still do that trade without a seconds thought. How’sever, I dropped Cronenworth to add Moncada on my team, and Cronenworth has been about 120 spots better on the Player Rater. As with my face during puberty, I would’ve been better not picking at it.

Jose Suarez – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.74. He didn’t want to be good, he was made to be good so at least one person can comment asking me if they should pick up Suarez and I’ll think they mean Ranger when they mean Jose. So, is Jose Suarez good? Think he might be better than Ranger in the big picture (pitcher?). J. Suarez is only 23 years old and he’s completely ready, having logged a ton of minor league innings. For this year, it’s all about the Streamonator for him (and most).

Janson Junk – 3 2/3 IP, 1 ER, as he made his first start. Could be worse. He could be actual junk like Andrew Heaney.

Jo Adell – 3-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer. Don’t want to overstate things, but this is officially his best major league game ever. Fire up more where that came from!

DJ Peters – 4-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 9th and 10th homer, hitting .204. Grabbed him last Sunday in one deep league FAAB, and got three homers this week and now he has nine homers in the last five weeks. Play me that same song again all month, DJ.

Trevor Rogers – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.52. Is Mattingly too busy drawing a mustache on his mirror so he looks handsome again to realize he needs to shut down Rogers? It’s over. You’ve been out of the race since May. Shut him down!

Freddy Galvis – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games. Best part about Galvis is he gets super hot for a week at a time. The 2nd best part is you can beat someone in your H2H playoffs with Freddy Galvis, which will totally piss them off.

Ranger Suarez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.38. Just give him the Cy Young. You think I’m joking–Okay, I am, but right now he has the same number of innings as Trevor Bauer threw in 2020, and a better ERA. The Dodgers gave that schmohawk how much money? Bauer wouldn’t be looking at possible jail time for assault if he were already in jail for robbing the Dodgers.

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PC
PC
11 months ago

I’m in 1st place and every point counts,
start or sit?

E.Cabrera VS NYM
[email protected] MIA
E-Rod VS TB
thx !

Michael b
Michael b
11 months ago

Rank the top 5 out of these players including the 3 I just picked up based on how there doing right now
The 3 I added: lane thomas, leody taveras, Kevin pillar
Available players: jeimer Candelario, jo adell, freddy galvis, Brad Miller, edmundo sosa, yoshi tsutsugo, bobby Bradley, jesus Sanchez, alcides Escobar, matt Duffy, Luke voit, eugenio suarez, kebryan hayes, gio urshela, max kepler

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

I just saw some satas on gallo. He has been abysmal since the trade. 16 hits in 35 games and 61K as a Yankee. Wow.

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

Would you pick up Adbert Alzolay off waivers or pass? He was actived

Thanks!

Martin

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you Grey!

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thank you Grey!

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

I added McHugh and Whitlock today to get the win and loss in that 11-10 game.

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Michael K. Williams, an actor best known for his role as Omar Little on HBO’s “The Wire,” has died. He was 54.

Investigators found drug paraphernalia near his body, the official said.

JC
JC
11 months ago

Thanks for putting Box in to get some work in a 4-0 game.
My best RP kills me Day 1 of the playoffs. This afternoon I will be trying to figure out which running back to take in our football draft.

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

But I have enjoyed our chats!

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
11 months ago

Is Rodin droppable now with his status this weekend being up in the air?

Would you drop Straw and/or Sano to add Villar and/or Conforto?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
11 months ago

Rodon*. My autocorrect is artsy.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Does Barlow hold much utility going forward?

Matty
Matty
11 months ago

The big question;
If Adalberto Mondesi plays every other game, and plays 3B in 2/3 of his games and DH in 1/3, will he get 3B eligibility before they shut him down for the year?
By my math he’ll get to ten on one of the last days of the season, that will be a nice bonus going into next given how shallow 3B has been.

Matty
Matty
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

In a dynasty league where I have Mondesi I traded for Javy Baez and Xander Boegarts early this season because the deals were too good to turn down. Baez got his 2B eligibility the other day.
It could all come up Millhouse.

luvdarooks
11 months ago

Who’s gonna be more valuable NEXT YEAR in a 4×4 $ 260 NL only? ___ HR – RBI – AVE – BA
——- either E Rosario (atl) or Jesus Sanchez (Mia)

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Every pitcher has guys they just can’t get out. Franco seems to like facing Sale. While this isn’t vintage Sale, Franco is pretty darn impressive. I hope he doesn’t go too crazy over the last month, his draft cost next year is already going to be high.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I know. He hasn’t even ran yet and the power is right there. He is going to be a monster.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
11 months ago

He also probably will walk as much as he strikes out as soon as next year.

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. I have the Yankees Luis Gil on my team. His next start is at home against Toronto. Would you start or sit?

2. His next start would be at home against Minn. would you start or sit him!

3. Life is good. Notre Dame beats FSU. There are no ugly wins.

Thanks again for all your help!

Martin Rostoker
Martin Rostoker
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

Sorry for not being clearer.

Would you start Gil against Minn at Yankee Stadium?

Thanks!

Martin

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
11 months ago

Hey Grey,

So i am in the hunt in the final month here (12 tm redraft) and have 200 IP left in my innings to throw:

I want to maximize my Wins and K’s. Can you give a quick ranking on who would be your priority to start over the last month?

SP
Luis Garcia
Rodon
Trevor Rogers
Zack Wheeler
Ynoa
Berrios
Quantrill
Ober
Ranger Suarez
Alex Wood (IL Slot)

RP
Hendriks
Ottavino
Tyler Rogers
Wick

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
11 months ago

Great write up Grey!

I need 2 from the following for my playoff run. Who is the drop? 10 team H2H 7×5

Renfroe, Votto, Schwindel

Thanks!
LG

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

Would you take either of the following off waivers:

1. Kyle Freeland of Colorado. His next start is at Philadelphia.

2. Glenn Otto of Texas. His next start is at Oakland .

3. Just pass.

Thanks for working on the holiday!

Martin

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

Ha. 3-1 pitch outside the box called strike 2. So Vladdy hits a HR instead.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

Always great when you have a stream like Patino’s, who after yesterday’s performance doesn’t deserve to have his name spelled properly with a tilde.
Then, you look through the box scores and there’s like 10-12 random SP’s who were widely available, but are worse pitchers and had worse matchups, that you could’ve started instead.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I’ve long been of the opinion that so much of streaming success is dependent on whether or not the opposing team hits the ball at the defense.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

And right on cue, there’s KeBryan Hayes with the swinging bunt single, and Kevin Newman, he of the .297 slg, with the 2 run homer.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
11 months ago

Followed by another soft contact infield hit by Tsutsugo. OK, that’s enough baseball for today.

Will
Will
11 months ago

Start both Gausman and Webb at Coors on Mon and Tues?

Thanks

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

OK, thanks!

Dustin
Dustin
11 months ago

I am basically the Oakland Athletics at this point with my AL only & mixed league teams having some enormous struggles with both SP and at the back end since Bassitt (owned in both) took the liner to the face. Trivino in both as well and I benched him now in both, he did hang on to the AL lineup until now since I have few options (out of FAAB).

Trying to decide between these guys in the mixed league. Benched desclafani and watched him put together a great start against the dodgers while my streamers and Taijuan got lit up. Try again or play Desclafani at Coors?

Singer @ MIN
Desclafani @ COL
Mikolas vs LAD vs CIN

Dustin
Dustin
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks, I had singer in there already after just picking him up so let’s see what he can do I suppose

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

H2H.
1. Any confidence in Disco? His next starts @Col (probably sit to save ratios); and home vs SD and Atl.

2. Taijan’s next start is NYY. I assume he’s an obvious cut but SON likes it. What’s your opinion?

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
11 months ago

Oh great Grey,

how confident are you with Ryu’s two starts this week (@NYY; @ Balt)? Should I grab him?

toolshed
toolshed
11 months ago

Astros are capping garcia at 80 pitches. He went 5 2/3 yesterday and got pulled at exactly 80. The reliever came on and got out of the inning. A runner was thrown own trying to steal. Lol. This pretty much ends garcias chance of getting a qs for those who care. He had a decent schedule so I kept him.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
11 months ago

Hi Grey,

1. Would you pick up Michael Wacha off waivers and pitch him against Cleveland?

2. Will you pitch Jameson Tillison today against Toronto at Toronto?

Thanks for all your ongoing help!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks. Have a great holiday!

Martin

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
11 months ago

Houck and Civale available in several leagues – looking for ROS but also thinking near-term starts if a “tie breaker”. Hauke (@ CWS; @ Sea) and Civale (Min; @ Min).
1. Hauck or Civale – is it close?
2. Hauck or Means
3. Hauck or Cortes
4 (pick 1). Carrasco; Hauck; Civale)

Unless there are some injuries (unlikely, I assume), these should keep me busy for next few days. Thanks for your help.

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
11 months ago

Good morning Grey!

Who to start at 3B this week, OBP league:

Wisdom (vs CIN, vs SF)
Escobar (vs Phi, @CLE)
Moncada (vs BOS, @OAK)

Son like the Wis but I’m already starting Schwindel. Am I pinning too much of my playoff matchup on the journeymen Cubbies?

Moncada apparently has a recurring wrist issue when he swings righty and has been getting a lot of days off lately, could he even be a drop since I could pick up an extra closer as playoffs have limited moves once we start the games.

Thanks again!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks done and dropped Moncada ! Someone just dropped Candelario- is the doubles leader in a OBP league that has doubles plus triples as a category an upgrade over Wisdom or Escobar?

Thanks again!

alanladd2112@gmail.com
11 months ago

What’s up Grey,

I won my division in my league. I’m playing this week after a 1st round bye. Questions below.

12 Team CBS Weekly H2H Points Custom League re-draft (no penalty for k’s in hitting)

My current lineup:
C – J. Realmuto
1B – B. Belt
2B – B. Lowe
3B – A. Riley
SS – M. Semien
OF – L. Gurriel
OF – F. Reyes
OF – K. Schwarber
U – F. Schwindel (the My Pillow Guy)
U – T. Story

Reserves:
Y. Gurriel
P. Wisdom
G. J.D. Davis
K. Hernandez
L. Wade
B. Rodgers
J. Walsh

Pitchers:
SP – Chris Sale
SP – Framber Valdez
SP – Jose Urquidy
SP – Ranger Suarez
SP – Lance McCullers
RP – Chad Green
RP – Paul Sewald

Pitching Reserves:
SP – Alek Menoah
SP – Shane McClanahan
SP – Freddy Peralta

1. Is there anyone in my Reserves that you would play this week over who I picked?
I’ve gotten burned by L. Gurriel before, but he’s hot at the moment and has 8 games.

2. Same question on the Pitching. Worried about Urquidy.

Thanks in advance!

alanladd2112@gmail.com
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Exactly. At least you see my dilemma.
Freddy vs PHI
Urqidy vs SEA
PHI is the tougher opponent?
Plus I think Freddy would have a shorter leash.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

You like Lane Thomas over Leodys Taveras even if you need speed? The speed difference actually isn’t as great as I had thought…..I have Brantley, but matchups dnt look great this week..

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

It’s a tough call…I added Mateo for SS, but don’t wanna have too many one trick ponies either..so can pron go Lane

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Thanks. Enjoy the holiday

LOLmets
LOLmets
11 months ago

the reds are starting Delino DeShields over Tyler naquin wtf why. a lefty? who cares deshields cant hit anyone!

ray
ray
11 months ago

Grey,
1) All of the machines love Kikuchi this week, but I hate the Astros start. Are you starting him?
2) Lane Thomas or Leodys Taveras this week?

ray
ray
11 months ago

Grey,
1) All of the machines love Kikuchi this week, but I hate the Astros start. Are you starting him?
2) Lane Thomas or Leodys Taveras this week?

jah
jah
11 months ago

gleybar torres or nicky lopez ROS?

jah
jah
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

just need points!

MDs
MDs
11 months ago

Reynaldo Lopez or Carlos Hernandez Ros? W and QS count.

Thanks, again. You are the best.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Grey,
1) All of the machines love Kikuchi this week, but I hate the Astros start. Are you starting him?
2) Lane Thomas or Leodys Taveras this week?

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
11 months ago

So sorry for duplicates….ugh
Damn cell

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
11 months ago

Vaughn or Bobby Bradley ros in an obp league?

Hugman
Hugman
11 months ago

What a weird year. Just listened to the pod a couple days ago and enjoyed the Cards talk. My uneducated opinion is that Wisdom is just Jeremy Hazelbaker Pt 2. Wisdom just did it in the middle of the season rather than at the start. Also, the Cards traded Wisdom for Drew Robinson, I suspect because at the time they were having a hard time protecting him from rule 5 due to other prospects that weren’t quad A players. I saw a Nashville Sounds game a couple years ago (Rangers affiliate at the time), and Wisdom walked that one off. He got DFA’d by Texas then had a couple minor league deals with other teams before this call up. I dunno, maybe he’s more of a Jose Ramirez type, but I doubt it. He did have 31 homers in his DFA year in Texas/Nashville. Lane Thomas sucks also, mark my words, but a schmotato’s a schmotato.
Have a great rest of season. Thanks for being you, boo.

TJ
TJ
11 months ago

Helllooo Grey. Drop Adam Frazier for Villar? I already have Ketel, Baez and Swanson but I love me a little schmotato

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Just tell people to pick up all Suarez!

Herschel
Herschel
11 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. Need help with era and whip. Who do you like this week?

Skubal @ pit
Marco G vs sea
Ranger S vs col

Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

@Grey: oops. Marco is vs Ari. Other guys I’m starting are:

Framber vs laa
Castillo @ stl
Webb @ col
gausman @ col and @ chc.

scoboticus
scoboticus
11 months ago

Cortes vs Toronto Or Reynaldo Lopez @Oakland?

lwomack58
lwomack58
11 months ago

With SB’s at a premium is Taveras worth an add for a couple of days. I have one open slot before I need to fill with a pitcher. He has not done well as a LH batter and today he gets turned around with Barria on the mound.

I just want to get a jump on SB’s early in the week. It’s him, Zimmer or Gimenez(Once he’s on he’s stealing).

When time to add a pitcher the drop is going to be one of these or Bellinger. And would you hold to one of these to plug and play over Belly?

Who would you go with?

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

When time to make drop him or Belly?

Wake Up
11 months ago

Using a moth as a unit of measure is really cracking me up.

“I would avoid the tuna…it was made over a moth ago”

“Oh this sweater? Thanks. Haven’t worn it in six moths.”

“I’ve been stuck inside this shoebox for 18 moths!”

Why is it “a unit” instead of “an unit” ?

Wake Up
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I have grade 2 strains all the time…it’s called pissing my pants you stupid idiot!

Robert
Robert
11 months ago

ROS-Conforto or Austin Hays?

Hesh
Hesh
11 months ago

Playoffs start and I get a tough matchup. A few questions. who do you prefer. Berrios @ Yankees, Carlos Hernandez @ Baltimore or Ynoa v. Washington. I’m already throwing two or 3 ugly 2 start matchups because this team is better than me. Peralta and Rodon appear unusable. Thanks in advance, and if this is my final week asking for help thank you for the outstanding content all year.

MDs
MDs
11 months ago

Hi, Gray.

Reynaldo Lopez or houck ros? Ws and QS count

Appreciate everything all year! Thanks!!

BAC
BAC
11 months ago

11 team 5X5

starting Gausman today at COL(11.4)?

Need wins but a blowup wouldn’t be great for standings in ERA

Alps
Alps
11 months ago

Grey
Keibert Ruiz or Wilson Contreras for this year and next
Thanks

Cable
Cable
11 months ago

h/h points 12 team redraft weekly lineup set ….

DH …..Alvarez or Duval both with 6 home games

John F Miller
John F Miller
11 months ago

I have two week h2h playoff next two weeks. No lineup changes after first week. Darvish has 3 starts scheduled. Do I dare start him?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  John F Miller
11 months ago

You have my father’s name.

MagicOriole
MagicOriole
11 months ago

AL ONLY PLAYOFFS! AHHHHHHH! Thanks for another season of amazing content, Grey! *Goes Full nWo out of nowhere* Razzball 4 Liiiiiiiiffffffffffe!

stevie
stevie
11 months ago

I’m gonna piggyback off the cut Bellinger statement. He’s been rotting on my bench for awhile now and with playoffs now it might be time to cut bait. What would Grey do? Here’s some outfielders that are on my wire
Mancini
Tapia
Conforto
Mccutchen
E. Rosario
Haase (who can also catch of course)
Santander
Pillar
Marsh
J. Sanchez

Would you cut belli and Randal Grichuk for that matter for any of these guys with a few weeks left? Redraft obviously, 12-team H2H.

MarvPesos
marv
11 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

G. Torres needs to come off my IL and placed into my team (my thought is drop straw to move him in). I also need to move Civale into my team but don’t know who the drop is. Also, you see any swaps from the wire (who to drop someone from my team and who to add?)

Wire

HIT- F. Schwindel, I. Happ, E. Sosa, J. Candelario, A. Hays, B. Dalbec, Y. Tsutsugo, M. Conforto, C. Moran, N. Lopez. N. Solak, A. McCutchen, L. Taveras, L. Cain, M. Duffy, A. Duvall, C. Joe, C. Kieboom, D. Hill, K. Pillar, T. Mancini, AJ. Pollock, K. Farmer

PIT- B. Singer (@MIN), J. Odorizzi (SEA) , MadBum (@SEA), N. Cortes (TOR), J. Luzardo (NYM), L Paitno (@DET), Z. Davies (SF), C. Archer (@DET), E. Lauer (PHI), A. Houser (@CLE), T. Gilbert (SEA), A. Senzatela (SF)

RP- G. Gallegos, G. Soto, A. Colome, S. Patton, D. Steckenrider, R. Wick, C. Estevez, D. Floro

My team:
C – G. Sanchez
1B – J. Votto
2B –K. Marte
3B – J. India
SS – C. Seager
CI – P. Goldschmidt
MI – M. Straw
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – T. Hernandez
RF – J. Soler
Util – S. Marte
BN – C. Yelich
IL – G. Torres

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – S. Ohtani
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – J. Romano (RP)
P – M. Fried
BN – J. Means (KC)
BN – T. Mahle (@STL)
BN – R. Suarez (COL)
BN – C. Hernandez (@BAL)
IL – T. Glasnow (IL)
IL – A. Civale
Thanks, Marv

eballs
eballs
11 months ago

All suspect matchups, but which guys are you starting out these matchups? (Points league)

Gausman @ COL
Ryu @ NYY
Sonny Gray @ CHC
Bryse Wilson vs DET

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
11 months ago

Grey, Happy Labor Day!

Weekly H2H playoffs (5×5 with QS) question – start 2:

Logan Webb @ Col
Huascar Ynoa v Wsh
Tyler Mahle @ Stl
Shane McClanahan @ Bos
Lance Lynn ???

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
11 months ago

Would you start Pillar or Lane over Taveras in 14T obp & Ks?

Thanks

Ellis
Ellis
11 months ago

Have to decide between for this week

Vlad Gutierrez @ Cubs (struggling the last few starts)
Ryu @ NYY & @ BAL (struggling too, but better on the road)

Thank you!

Major Bag Alert!
Major Bag Alert!
Reply to  Ellis
11 months ago

Alright even though im still numb from keeping Kelenic over Ohtani this season……made the playoffs. Would you go Civale or Skubal for the 2 start week?

Major Bag Alert!
Major Bag Alert!
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Skubal has Pit and Civale Minny….guess they both only have the 1 this week. Im going Berrios/Fried/He has/Snell/Kichuchi/Hill/Civale or Skubal……Gilbert is the other possibility I suppose. Too bad I lost Pablo Lopez or this would be super easy….

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
11 months ago

Excellent work Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league…

For this playoff week I really need your help.

For my C

Varsho 2x Vs TX, 3x @ SEA;
Kirk 4x @ NYY and 3x @ BAL;
K. Ruiz 3x @ PIT, 1x Vs NYM and 3x @ ATL

Man, tough matchups this week and no 2-starts…

I need to start 5 SPs

SP Darvish 1x Vs LAA;
SP Urias 1x @ STL;
SP Webb 1X @ COL;
SP K. Hendricks 1x Vs SF;
SP Skubal 1x @ PIT;
SP Castillo 1x @ STL;
SP F Valdez 1x Vs LAA;

I need to start 3 RPs or (RP/SP)

RP Colome 3x Vs KC, 4x @ CLE;
SP/RP Rasmussen 1x @ BOS;
SP/RP McClanahan 1x @ BOS;
SP/RP Reynaldo Lopez 1x @ OAK;
SP/RP Peralta 1x Vs PHI;
RP Chafin 3x Vs CHW, 3x Vs TEX;

SHould I drop Carlson for L. Thomas or Tsutsugo?

Thanks, I appreciate the help

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
11 months ago

you are telling me Janson Junk is his real name? MLB didnt use its naming department to make that up?

speaking of Saps also this sad sap spent all that time planning my roster without realizing that I moves into 2nd place after last nights games and i have a bye week!

I am such an askhole/spam poster/shitwolf that is why i am a shitwolf…

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

I am sorry for sapping

Cable
Cable
11 months ago

12 team h/h points redraft

which catcher ?

Narvaez 6 games this week 3 Phi…..3 Cleve…..of the 6 games will probably play 4

d’Arnaud 6 games this week all home will probably play 5 …….

Bish
Bish
11 months ago

Grey, need to adjust my roster for the final weeks in a points league.

1) Teoscar or Yordan in the OF?
2) rank Franco, Muncy, Lowe, Polanco

Cable
Cable
Reply to  Bish
11 months ago

will have intrest in that Yordan answer

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Cable
11 months ago

Yordan has a boo boo on his knee though whether or not someone kisses it better will effect his value

TarmanGotHim
TarmanGotHim
11 months ago

I DESPISE Frank Schwindel.

I really don’t like him whatsoever.

Mark Canha too.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
11 months ago

Can always count on Grey to brighten the gray mornings here.

I just added a $1 Patrick Sandoval off waivers (used my #2 slot on him) as an IL stash for next year in a points league. Here’s who I plan on keeping for next year in my rotation.

$1 Woodruff
$1 Alcantara
$1 Pablo
$1 Sandoval
$1 Framber
$1 Reynaldo
$1 C. Hernandez

I have a $1 K. Hendricks, but he’s been so hit or miss this year, I don’t know if I need him now that I have Sandoval who I think can be a breakout (if he already hasn’t been one….at least stay afloat at his 2021 output).

Do you see Hendricks coming back next year? Highest H/9 of his career, 2nd lowest K/9 of his career, highest HR/9 of his career, highest WHIP, ERA and FIP of his career, yet tied for 4th highest BB/9 of his career.

The thing that perplexes me is that this seems like an anomaly in that he’s more like a crippled spider. Eight legs (seasons) and seven of those legs are healthy and quite good, but that one leg is mysteriously injured. Throwing his sinker more since June, though he’s always been a sinker first pitcher.

Will be 32 next year, but as someone who doesn’t throw hard, age doesn’t concern me at all. What are your thoughts on him for 2022+? The plan in this league was to use money in the draft on a stud pitcher: Bieber, Castillo, Flaherty, Ohtani (SP), Buehler, Nola and Scherzer will all be available. But if I have a $1 pitcher who is solid enough, I’ll spend whatever money and whatever slots I have to fill in on elite bats, which helped me a ton this year.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Absolutely. I don’t want to drop Hendricks if I don’t need to, since his track record is ridiculously long. That said,

Do you think that my rotation without him is strong enough? By the end of the season, id like to drop enough players from this team to leave me with 3 draft slots so that I can overpay for areas of need since my win-now window will probably end after next season.

Essentially, keep Hendricks because my rotation is good enough or drop Hendricks to draft an elite starter to fill his spot?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Awesome. Appreciate the help. If anyone makes a weird drop, I know who to cut.

galica123
galica123
11 months ago

Grey!!!

Tremendous!!

a. Saw your boy Thomas was traded to WAS and I go, so what. In the beginning, I called him Lame Thomas…Now though, my leaguemates who may or may not win will say…'(B)lame Thomas!! Amiright?

b. There were 2 sets of three crickets heard in the bleachers in PITT over the weekend.

1. One group cried ‘one for Alford and Alford for one.’
2. Second group, two rows back ’cause 6 feet distance for COVID protocols apply to crickets too, cried in unison…’Yoshi-SAN, Yoshi-SAN, Yoshi-SAN!’

c. Can you imagine that Lu-Gu-Ju was available (!!!) in ANY LEAGUE (!!!) after Friday’s slam? He was in my ESPN league, not for long though!

d. Marx Brothers quote of the day for September 6, 2021

‘Three years ago I came to Florida without a nickel in my pocket. Now I’ve got a nickel in my pocket.’

e. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for September 6, 2021

Reggie fielded several questions from the audience before he left for the Little League World Series.

Between signing events, Reggie said he wants to continue to see investment put into baseball, especially for children.

‘Baseball should be an obligation to promote,’ Reggie said. ‘I want to help. We need to have more minorities in the field and as managers.’

Cheers,
Ante

galica123
galica123
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Grey!!!

Saw the forecast for the SF-Rockies game….

1. Don’t start Gausman
2. Temp should be in the 90s
3. 0 humidity and the ball’ll be flyin’!
4. Add Ruf

Cheers,
Ante

galica123
galica123
Reply to  galica123
11 months ago

Grey!!

Well, yikes! But Belt will sit versus LHP Freeland, right?

Cheers,
Ante

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
11 months ago

I finally cut Bellinger.
https://youtu.be/Bphku5Q2aRM

Rocket Woman
Rocket Woman
Reply to  hal_incandenza
11 months ago

I won’t cut him in my h2h because playoffs are next week and he’s more useful as a lottery ticket than anything I could find on waivers to replace him. He just sits on my bench.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  hal_incandenza
11 months ago

HAHA! amazing did you watch the docu on the guy Tony Soprano was made on? It came out last week but more about his son and the hockey team he ran.

Untold I think the series is called

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Shitwolf
11 months ago

Will check it out. Thanks!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
11 months ago

Yes, it has been overdue. And I had been trimming bats. You can tell when I cut Chazz Noir by when he started hitting. Still, no regrets.

In this case, someone had dropped Pete Alonso. Alonso had three hits last night (while on waivers). You’d have to go back to 8/25 to accrue the last three Bellinger hits (with zero dongs and 1 RBI in that span).

VinWins
VinWins
11 months ago

I don’t know. Cabrera faced 4 hitters and recorded 1 out before they brought in Gallegos to save the game in the 8th. FWIW (nothing), Reyes was coming off 2 perfect outings. But, the last 4 times he came in with runners on, all 7 scored.

I don’t see why Wainwright couldn’t become their closer, and still take his regular turn in the rotation.