Yesterday, Sam Hilliard went 1-for-4 with his 7th homer, and 3rd homer in the last 4 games. It’s no coincidence his hot streak started this week. Last weekend, Hilliard was dealing with a hitch in his swing and striking out even in batting practice. He saw Trevor Story (2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer) walking by and asked him for some help. Trevor responded, “Listen to me, I hate this organization and if you help me sell the stadium for one penny on eBay I will help you.” And that’s how Trevor Story helped Hilliard and how a 15-year-old in Fox Creek, Colorado came into possession of Coors Field. It’s been a crazy good week to grab an outfielder off waivers, huh? Olivares, Soler, Hilliard, oh my! More guys will be coming this afternoon in the Buy column, but Hilliard is here now. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Connor Joe – 2-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Okay, been asking around and can’t get a straight answer, anyone know where Connor Joe came from or where’d he go?

Brandon Belt – 1-for-3, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. When I go to a fancy restaurant, I also activate my belt.

Merrill Kelly – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.13. Streamonator doesn’t like his next start vs. the very same Giants, and next it’s in San Fran, which used to be a great pitcher’s park, but the Giants’ lineup has every surprise hitter in it. The Giants could turn Johneshwy Fargas into Johneshwy Bonds.

Tyler Clippard – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.29. Technically, it was a blown save, but the Dbags did him no favors by bringing him in with the bases loaded and no outs. Still think he’s a perfectly reasonable option for saves in a SAGNOF-there’s-a-lot-of-bad-closers-out-there-type way.

Aaron Nola – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.49. When hitters see Nola, it’s like a beignet ready to eat — batter up! Sorry, it’s too painful to laugh. I’d rather cry! What an absolute shizzshow from Nola. Just brutal. If I told you all his peripherals say he should be better, would it make you feel great or much, much worse? Worse, right? Much, much? Yeah.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 18th homer. How is he batting third for the playoff-hunt Phils and he has almost half the RBIs as Jesus Aguilar? Is this Bill Gates’s fault?

Carter Kieboom – 2-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting near-.450 in the last week. “The Boom stays hot.” *turns channel to ABC* “Boom goes the Carter–” *turns channel to CBS* “After the break, a sneak peek of NCIS’s latest guest star, who is also one of the hottest hitters in baseball, his name rhymes with Farter Guyvroom.” *shuts off TV*

Josh Bell – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games. Okay, we had a nice two-week respite from Juan Soto hitting everything at the 2nd baseman, but are we back there again? Did we need a bi-weekly Home Run Derby?

Juan Soto – Felt something in his knee. Something described as “pain.” Ugh, that’s what I get for making fun of him in the last blurb. Shutting him down when the Nats aren’t playing for anything is exactly the kind of thing I could see. We need a prayer hexagon right now for Sexy Dr. Pepper.

Joe Ross – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.02. Said last week about how Eric Lauer was one of the few starters this year who has been solid for deeper leagues, while not exactly lighting the world on fire in shallower leagues. Put Joe Ross down for another one.

Kyle Finnegan – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.07, and the blown save, as he allowed four unearned runs. Finnegan is going to stay the closer, because:  Why not? But if you look at just their lines, it’s not clear that Finnegan was much worse than Clippard.

Jonathan India – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 12th homer. India’s out there saying, “More like a tandooHRi oven!” And everyone’s like, “Huh?”

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer. Eugenio is now hitting 8th. He was leading off at one point this year! You don’t go from leading off to hitting 8th without a manager being a complete Ding Dong. With that said, Suarez is starting to heat up for power.

Joey Votto – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd homer. Wonder if Liam Hendriks ever sees Joey and screams, “Get back in my belly!”

Ender Inciarte – Signed with the Reds. The Reds can’t find a closer, but they got an Ender.

Mychal Givens – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.34, as he got his 1st save. Who clued in David Bell that the Reds traded for a guy who could close? Only took him a week to figure it out.

Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.44. This guy was cruising, pumping Public Enemy’s Shut ‘Em Down, just absolutely rolling, yet — again with some stank — YET! Sonny can’t ever throw a clean game, huh?

Gary Sanchez – Tested positive for Covid. Someone needs to put Gerrit Colevid in one of those clear booths they use to isolate a game show contestant.

Joey Gallo – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer, which went 347 feet down the right field line. I’d call it a pop-up, but that’s an insult to pops and ups.

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4 and his 23rd homer, and 10th homer since June 30th, which was the same day Corey Seager was moved to the 60-day IL. *insert an emoji with a hand on a chin, scratching head with other hand, and, somehow, smoking a Cuban cigar with a third hand*

Jarred Kelenic – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, hitting .138, but hitting like 138 homers a day since he was recalled (two homers in three games). You can’t Jarred him up!

Framber Valdez – 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.22. Framber’s struggling so much this was a layup matchup — latchup? — and he still was iffy.

Wade LeBlanc – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.02. Okay, the Cards are just showing off now by sprinkling magic pixie dust to get LeBlanc pitch well. Next they’re gonna get the monkey who co-starred (headlined?) the movie with Matt LeBlanc.

Touki Toussaint – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.43. Getting a lot of Touki questions, so let me say Streamonator doesn’t like his next one, but I would start him.

Austin Riley – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer. He’s still hot? I thought it was Adam Duvall’s turn to get hot again. Wait, or Soler! Hold up! Joc Pederson hit his 14th homer yesterday, he’s getting hot now! The Braves’ outfield: Hot Boy Summer.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4 and his 20th homer. Obviously, I insulted him yesterday when I said he couldn’t get to 30 homers this year.

Edward Olivares – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, 2nd homer in two games, and third homer in four games, and pluck the pimentos out of your eyes and pick up Olivares!

Bo Bichette – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 20th homer. Boba Chette was playing against the team with Straw and I couldn’t watch. The thought of a Boba near a Straw. *shudders*

Adam Cimber – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.22, as he secured his first save. *insert Lion King pic* Cimber! This is one of the more puzzling saves. Romano has been overworked, so it makes sense he wasn’t available, but the guy the Jays went out and got at the deadline, Brad Hand, hasn’t pitched since Monday. Didn’t take long for the Jays to stop talking to the Hand.

Ross Stripling – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.43. Straw and Jo-Ram weren’t in the lineup, so a C-lineup was barely a D-lineup. By the by, what’s up with D grades then going to F? Why ain’t there an E? Is that Big Alphabet keeping down the E? Stay woke!

Delino DeShields – Signed with the Red Sox for cash considerations. That means the Red Sox will now decide whether or not to pay him.

Martin Perez – 1 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.77. It’s Mar-teen, as in Far-teen.

Robbie Grossman – 1-for-1 and his 17th homer, then pulled after being hit on the elbow. To misquote Elvis Costello, “What is so funny about peace, love and the funny bone?”

Tarik Skubal – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.32. If I were Hinch, I’d freeze Skubal (and Mize) in carbonite until next season.

Braxton Garrett – 5 IP, 0 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.58. Streamonator doesn’t like him, which is so sad for him, maybe I can unbreak your heart, Braxton.

Rich Hill – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.92. Siri, please search “Dick Mountain in Miami.” *three minutes later* Siri, please wipe my computer’s hard drive.

Jared Walsh – Joe Maddon said Walsh will be activated soon. That intercostal strain healed pretty fast, only about three months quicker than Mike Trout’s hammy.

Dylan Bundy – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.14. You thought you could count out Bundy but you didn’t count to five.

Adam Eaton – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer. Nothing can get rid of this guy. Truly the cockroach of MLB. Nuclear fallout spreads across the heartland. Electric’s been out for weeks, and a group of insurgents are discussing what the first thing is they can do to get the country on its feet again, when Adam Eaton raises his hand and says, “I can play right field.”

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Gary C
10 months ago

ESPN points, ROS

Which side of this trade?

A-Luis Garcia
B-Will Smith (Atl RP), Kyle Muller

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
10 months ago

Redraft h2h 12 team standard 5×5 (saves, no holds). Please rank these relievers R.O.S.: Graveman, R. Rodriguez, Karinchak

Chris
Chris
10 months ago

Hi Grey,

Is Freddy Peralta on a innings limit?

Thanks!

Gary C
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

How do we access the new post? Thanks

negatto
negatto
10 months ago

Is Hilliard an upgrade over Adell, Grisham, Verdugo or Taylor?

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
10 months ago

Hey Grey,

OK to take Trout & LeMahieu for Tatis in redraft?

Thanks man, enjoy the weekend!

Funny name
Funny name
10 months ago

If India keeps hitting the way he has the past 2 months for the next 2 months, where do you see him ranked next yr? Top75, top 50? Higher? Seems like a 25/10 guy with good average and runs at the top of a good lineup/ballpark.

Funny name
Funny name
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Really? Thought you’d be higher on him. Guess I don’t know his behind the scenes data, just surface stats. Good to know because a few guys have inquired about him in my keeper league. Only 8 keepers each (top 96 players) so he probably not worth keeping.

Funny name
Funny name
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Is Adell’s ranking next yr going to be based off these next 2 months? Seems like he could be ranked 30 to 300. He’s a tough one for me to peg in that keeper league where he might not be a top 100 guy but still young and maybe worth the risk. Trying to make decisions with the trade deadline coming up next week but I want more data from him to decide to ship him off or not. Stupid Madden holding him down.

Sagacious Sally
Sagacious Sally
10 months ago

Hi –

In search of saves, rank ROS.
Finnegan
Bender
Clippard

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
10 months ago

Quick one. In a vacuum, who do you like better in a points league this year and next:

$26 Goldy
$4 Adames
$1 Chisholm

Thanks.

Dubjay
Dubjay
10 months ago

Hey grey,
Man the fantasy gods can be cruel. Now Soto?!? My outfield in my keeper league this year started as Acuna, Soto,Trout. Just hand me the trophy right? Yikes. It can get puuretty ugly puuretty quickly.
I have Conforto wallowing on my bench. Can I please
Drop him? He’s been straight garbage.
Can you pick 2 of HILLIARD, TELLEZ, TORO, SOLER, BADER, CARLSON

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Wow..you live Hilliard. You don’t feel he is just a home play?

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
10 months ago

*love

lindorphins
lindorphins
10 months ago

Cubs lineup today is:

1 Rafael Ortega
2 Matt Duffy
3 Ian Happ
4 Frank Schwindel
5 Gregory Deichmann
6 Andrew Romine
7 Robinson Chirinos
8 Sergio Alcantara
9 Kyle Hendricks

Good luck Kyle! Maybe you can Schwindel a win somehow.

Will
Will
Reply to  lindorphins
10 months ago

That’s not even a spring training split squad lineup. RIP Cubs

ashtray
ashtray
10 months ago

Over/under Stanton hits 100 homers over the rest of his $325 million contract?

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Stanton signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Marlins in November of 2014. Traded to the Yankees in December of 2017. Contract includes player options for the 2021 through 2027 seasons and a $25 million team option for 2028.

So assuming that team option doesn’t get exercised there are six years left on the contract after this season.

ray
ray
10 months ago

Have Bader, Brantley, Judge, Teoscar, O’Neil, Bader, Castellanos and Hilliard for OF options

Thinking Hilliard, Brantley and Bader are the sits…thoughts?

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
10 months ago

Speaking of NCIS, have you noticed there’s only three kinds of shows on traditional broadcast tv these days? Mixed family dramadies, kooky reality shows/gameshows seemingly ripped from 90’s era Chinese television, and something with NCIS, FBI, SWAT, etc., etc., etc. initials in front of it. That’s literally it.

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Huffin Gas
10 months ago

And Bellinger sux. Hate that guy. See ya next week!

Huffin Gas
Huffin Gas
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Survivor is going to out last all of us. That and ER. That’s still on, right? I still watch late night sometimes. Kimmel usually. CNN did a good docu on the history of late night this summer. But yeah, that’s it.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Huffin Gas
10 months ago

Big Brother as well, lost count of how many seasons that show has

Yes
Yes
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Wait so you haven’t watched arrested development? This makes sense in retrospect

Mr Baseball
Mr Baseball
10 months ago

Offer in trade
Jean Segura and Raimel Tapia

for Alek Manoah

keep 10 players at moment I have
Alek Manoah as 11 or 12th keeper but that can change

so grey what would you do

Mike
Mike
10 months ago

Brendan Rodgers or Brendan Crawford for SS in redraft?

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

Grey,

Kudos on the consistent India references. I kind of wish I hadn’t traded him. HAHA (sobs) HAHA.

Also, why is it that Soto must die to let Castellanos live? I fail to see the connection, but it’s obviously there.

I dropped Touki after yesterday’s start even though it wasn’t a “blow up” per se. It wasn’t pretty, and the Cardinals hitters aren’t much to look at these days. He’s still doing that thing where he flashes brilliance in the midst of many games of meh. I wish you (and the Braves) luck on that next start.

Anyhoo… how are you ranking these boys ROS for 5×5 categories (no particular need – just top 3-4 overall):

Baddoo
Mancini
B. Rodgers
Olivares
Kelenic
Hilliard

^^^Shallow league problems… I know

Finally… you starting Sandoval today against Los Doyers?

Thanks as always!

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

Thank you, sir!

scoboticus
scoboticus
10 months ago

What? Why is Cesar Hernandez all of a sudden batting 8th? He was 2 for 4 with a Run yesterday.

scoboticus
scoboticus
10 months ago

Who to start today?
Donaldson (R) vs Greinke (R) in Houston
Toro (S) vs Wily Peralta (L) in Yankee Stadium

Tron has them pretty close.

lwomack58
lwomack58
10 months ago

Read today where Bellinger might be the odd man out with T. Turner joining the Dodger’s. Is it time to offer up Belli for a pitcher(not sure what kind of return I would get).

What could I get for him or is there hope he starts to turn things around and just hold?

Thanks and have a nice weekend

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  lwomack58
10 months ago

Ive been using him as my bench bat and only starting him on days with not many games. Hoping he heats up eventually..

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
10 months ago

Promise last time I ask one of these questions ;-)

We do 3 OF plus 1 Util. I play Meadows and Riley daily, and then rotate between Adell, Bellinger, and Varsho. Wong is my 2B, and Arenado my 3B. With that said, and given the past week:

Toro or Olivares as a pickup? In limited sample size in majors, Toro is showing much better plate discipline. Olivares had the longer AAA sample size though.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

:-o

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Is it just my positional situation, or you just think he’ll flat out hit better than Toro?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

He has a better eye at the plate. Better BB and K rates than Olivares both now, and in their latest AAA stints. I think Olivares holds a clear edge on speed, but Toro’s upper cut swing could lead to more homers. Or more fly outs near the track.

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

So the Franmil owner accepted my offer of Gibson (yay!). Thank you for your encouragement.

Now my OF is Meadows – Reyes – Riley. Which means it’s just my util up for grabs really. Still Olivares over Toro?

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
10 months ago

Ever have regrets after a big trade? I just traded away expiring Acuna, Ohtani (Util only) and $1×1 Gallen for $31×2 Xander.

The expiring contracts can be used for 30% off upcoming draft, but can’t be dropped at that price for 3 years. I could see both of them going for $60+ for 3 years after that, and given my current contracts I probably wouldn’t be able to re-sign them both, so getting Xander for so cheap is a great deal. Gallen I feel gets surgery at some point, so I don’t mind losing him. My rationale was I have Vlad and Tatis approaching that state at the end of 2022, and will be looking to re-sign them in a similar way then. This way keeps my window open to contend next year since I have other expensive contracts to retain. I also have a ton of contracts expiring at the end of 2022, so my window to win probably ends this time next year.

Either way, it was a tough morning to have that trade go through. I’m always a conservative player. But I also know I overpaid. I regretted it once it was accepted. D’oh!

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Wow, I was expecting you to drop the hammer on me to be honest. haha

Thanks for the feedback. Looking forward to today’s “Buy” as I’ll be looking for sleeper starters for the rest of the season to carry into next year.

Steve
Steve
10 months ago

Trade rater still likes Upton, who’s lost a lot of playing time recently.

Think he ever gets leadoff back? He dominated when he was leading off….

Thinking of dropping him for Olivares. Would you make the change?

Thanks

Fantasymannn
Fantasymannn
10 months ago

Would you rather start Webb @Brewers or Manning @ Indians in 15 teamer?

Thanks!!

Fantasymannn
Fantasymannn
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Game is @Brewers for sure

Fantasymannn
Fantasymannn
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks, same. Manning isn’t worth streaming either in a 15 teamer I’m guessing?

Gary C
10 months ago

ESPN Points, have extra spot, looking for possible late season pitching as innings limitations start to occur. Pickings are slim, but pease rank top 3:

Odorizzi
Kopech
Quantrill
Luis Gil
Joe Ross
Treinen (Jansen handcuff?)
Alzolay
Toussaint
Cortes
McKenzie

As always, thanks so much for your help!

Gary C
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks, Dylan Bundy also available, would he make the cut?

scoboticus
scoboticus
10 months ago

I need to drop two of these OFs in a keeper league. It’s a HTH Cats league and I might have a chance to squeak into the playoffs.
Mountcastle
Edman
Reynolds
Winker
Hilliard
Adolis Garcia
Jarren Duran
Jared Walsh
Edward Olivares

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  scoboticus
10 months ago

Also, it’s OBP if that makes a difference.

Keeks
Keeks
10 months ago

Drop Stanton to activate Walsh in h2h points league? or just drop walsh?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Gotcha thanks homie!

Mike
Mike
10 months ago

Would you deal Bogaerts for Merrifield if you were struggling in steals?

prestige
prestige
10 months ago

Who do you like most today to get the W?

Wainwright home vs Royals (Minor)
Burnes home vs Giants (Webb)
Quantrill home vs Tigers (Manning)

The Itch
10 months ago

Eaton the cockroach = Excellent description of this human

Also useful as slang for an afternoon at the skate park

Wake Up
Reply to  The Itch
10 months ago

Mighty mice are Vidal to survival…

Chris
Chris
10 months ago

Hi Grey,

need power for my 14 team mix league (2 UTL).

Should I trade Blackmon for Mountcastle?

I Can also try to give Blackmon for Brandon Lowe?

Thanks for your help!

chris
chris
Reply to  Chris
10 months ago

Adding….

i Can also hold and wait… I have Moustakas in IL

Thanks for your help.

Wake Up
Reply to  chris
10 months ago

Mountcastle for HRs

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
10 months ago

Hey Grey!

How would you rank Kelenic, Olivares, Adell, & Bader for ROS? 5×5 12 team.

Could use BA, dingers, and some legs.

Wake Up
Reply to  mcstarrs
10 months ago

Olivares

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

What about between kelenic adell and bader?

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

What about between kelenic adell and bader?

Sport
Sport
10 months ago

Grey you are a beast. Thank you for all you do!

So Framber is droppable now in redrafts?

I’ve been riding the closer carousel from hell all year and I still have time to get a couple points in the standings. I’m vulturing with Trevino, Sewald, Finnegan, Romano. Drop Richard Rodriguez?

Wake Up
Reply to  Sport
10 months ago

I would hold Framer for v COL

R Rod is droppable

Sport
Sport
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

THank you Wake and Grey for the response. For whatever reason in this particular league the SP are picked over pretty hard. It would be hard to find a stream option for Framber. I will go with him against Col.

On the other hand, I have Manuel Rodriguez, Clippard, and Bender available. Which would you drop Dick-Rod for?

Sport
Sport
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

LOL. Yes going for saves. Man-Rod got the last 2 save chances In Chicago and I read good things about him in prospectslive.

Grabbing Clippard. Thank you!

Seth
Seth
10 months ago

Starting to think about keepers in my NL-only roto league. I get four — and I’ve got too many good options. Which four would you keep:

Yu Darvish $5
Trent Grisham $6
(Because I kept Darvish and Grisham this season, if I keep either again I’ll have to sign to long-term, escalating deals — if you pick them, how many years would you extend for? The rest would just be one more year at current price)
Nick Castellanos $17
Austin Riley $7
Freddy Peralta $3
Sandy Alcantara $4
Raimel Tapia $6

Thank you!!

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
10 months ago

Happy Friday Grey!

10 tm 6×6 H2H OPS, QS

Would you drop any of Laureano, Pham, or Wisdom for Kelenic?

Jason
Jason
10 months ago

I have a tough decision to make, I’m in a 12 team keeper league OBP and QS and I’m in 8th place. I can make the playoffs but it’s 50/50 so i want to lock in a good keeper value in case i miss it.

I have someone who’s willing to take my Harper (1st round ) and kopech for either:

Eloy (16th round, best overall value) goldschmidt and Valdez (10th round)

Or

Meadows (10th round) berrios (4th round ) and Valdez

I can have 6 keepers and I’ve locked in

Castellanos 3, Lynn 6, Giolito 7, Gausman 8, Franmil 9

i feel like the meadows side gives me a better chance to win this year but Eloy side is better for the future. What would you do?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
10 months ago

Which SP sits this weekend:

Price vs. LAA (Sandoval)
Berrios vs. BOS (Houck)
Urias vs. LAA (Barria)
Jefferies vs. TEX (Lyles)
Gil vs. SEA (Kikuchi)

I’m leaning toward sitting Price since he doesn’t pitch that many innings, but SON likes the start a lot. Thanks.

Wake Up
Reply to  Jason Murray
10 months ago

Price

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
10 months ago

Hey Grey – daily lineups H2H keep forever league (OBP OPS QS W). Would you swap your $14 Soto for $20 Shohei (hitter + pitcher)? Is it close?

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
10 months ago

I wouldn’t.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Cram It
10 months ago

Not that I disagree but what is your reasoning? Having two star players only take up one roster spot is pretty nice but I do think Soto is hard to give away if you have OBP and OPS both as cats

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Keeks
10 months ago

Soto’s an OBP monster, top 5 player. He’s 5 years ago than Ohtani, who, I don’t see him keeping up this type of performance year in and year out on both sides of the ball.

Aardvark
Aardvark
10 months ago

I have one move left this week. Is the priority add Gil or Soler?
I could use a pitcher more but not sure if Gil even stays in the rotation for long

Steve
Steve
10 months ago

Have Bader in 14T, would you drop for Hilliard or Olivares?

Or is Bader just on a cold streak?

Thanks

Wake Up
Reply to  Steve
10 months ago

Olivares

scoboticus
scoboticus
10 months ago

When Lucas Sims comes back, where do you think he fits in? Asking from a Saves + Holds perspective.

BAC
BAC
10 months ago

11 team 5×5 OBP

Please rank Toro, adell, hilliard, soler,Oneill, Pham.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
10 months ago

Lurve to the Lurve,

Damn this closer thing is a mess for me. So Givens over Hembree now, or hold? Or just give up because Sims is coming back next week? Or just shut up until the Buy column becomes available in five hours? OR just pony up the measly dollars to become a Patreon subscriber, and I’d already have it.

Lurrrrrr!

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
10 months ago

India or Cronenworth for 2B? 8 tm keeper

Wake Up
Reply to  Scuffy McGee
10 months ago

Rake

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
10 months ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

1) Would you grab Hilliard or Olivares over any of my OF or bench?

OF- Laureano
OF- Soler
OF- Straw
BN – Bellinger, Verdugo

2) Start Alcantara @Col today?

Wake Up
Reply to  Hyun-Jin & Juice
10 months ago

Olivares

Nope

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Who’s the drop from my OF/BN?

eballs
eballs
10 months ago

Start one (Points league)

Houck @ TOR
Gil vs SEA
Gutierrez vs PIT
Quantril vs DET

Wake Up
Reply to  eballs
10 months ago

Quantril

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wake Up
10 months ago

That

Mike
Mike
10 months ago

Please name 2 of 4 to start today:
Schoop vs Plesac @ Cleveland
Aguilar vs Freeland @Colorado
Olivares vs Lester @ St Louis
Hilliard vs Miami @ Colorado

Wake Up
Reply to  Mike
10 months ago

@Col ‘s

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Wake Up
10 months ago

This

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks all!!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
10 months ago

Drop Akil or Laureano to add Walsh?

Fred
10 months ago

Headed to the playoffs in 10-team H2H 6×6 cats with OPS. Keep Chisholm at 2B or drop for B Rodgers?
Thanks!

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
10 months ago

Grey,

I think Harpers RBI production is down because they pitch around him with runners on but now that hoskins is stepping up he is seeing more pitches

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

seems like hoskins is just going with the pitch and not thinking launch angle and all that analytics and is hitting like he did a couple years ago

nickyk13
nickyk13
10 months ago

Fantasy Master Lothario,

Are we starting John Means vs. TB. SON is slightly negative. Got to think he gives up a long ball or two. I’m not stressed for innings..

Thanks!

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
10 months ago

Grey, Adell or Kelenic?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  HarperBetterThanTrout
10 months ago

I’m not Grey but Im going to guess he says Kelenic. It looks like he is getting things figured out.

Wake Up
Reply to  HarperBetterThanTrout
10 months ago

Definitely Grey!

Taco Enjoyer
Taco Enjoyer
10 months ago

Oliviares over Bader or Adolis Garcia?

Wake Up
Reply to  Taco Enjoyer
10 months ago

Yes

cable
cable
10 months ago

“No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.”

just a thought now and probably a RP/C question later…thanks

come September fantasy babeball playoffs there will be 10,000 key players either playing every 3rd day or sitting out the entire month….enjoy

The Red Onion
The Red Onion
11 months ago

Grey, what do you think about Framber going forward? Can he figure it out and get back to being good again? Or is this inconsistent Framber (since the sticky stuff crackdown) the new norm?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
11 months ago

Great work Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league

ROS picks :

Kieboom or Toro-Hernández ?

Soler , Olivares or Hilliard?

Thanks

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
11 months ago

the monkey and rosterresource hasn’t done anything about it yet, but kennedy was just assumed closer on PHI (esp when ranger went to SP again) and this wasn’t based on any real evidence but even with bradley’s season stats completely horrible (4.97 FIP and yuck BB rate leading it, this is actually barely worse than alvarado’s) so far it ain’t kennedy, albeit last night could’ve been to make sure he wasn’t overworked. not suggesting add bradley anywhere (really if they ain’t closing kennedy neris is even better option than bradley this year anyway) but beware on kennedy shares if still held for saves only anyway. if a 2nd occurance towards not kennedy it’s close to drop time (obv if shallow league where other closers are out there that’s already the case in non deep)

Russ
Russ
11 months ago

Grossman was HBP on the elbow, that’s why he was taken out of the game

LOLmets
LOLmets
11 months ago

In my points league harper has the same points per game as trea turner (my first 2 picks) 3.6 ppg (amazing). For reference yelich is 2.7 ppg, same as jesus agular. 3.6 to 2.7 may seem like a small gap but, its not.

Harper’s reached base in 35 of his last 58 plate appearances with 12 extra-base hits over that span. Hes been amazing. He missed a bunch of time after getting hit in the face and didnt bounce back for at least like a full month after he came back. Maybe if you had Harper you would actually have a chance to win one of the dozen leagues you’re in this year! PUT SOME RESPEK ON HIS NAME!

If Harper never got hit in the face with a fastball he prolly wins the MVP this season.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  LOLmets
10 months ago

I took a look at his stats with the theory that a narcissist would be motivated after being drilled in the face…

4/1-4/25 stats are great – .338/.471/.662 – 138R/49HR/82RBI/9SB
4/26 – Face shot
4/27-6/4 – recovery
6/5-current – .330/.433/.619 – 124/26/94/26

I was wrong. He’s still a narcissist, but the greatness has been there all season. Great pick!

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  bigbear
10 months ago

yeah i took harper over yelich in round 2 this year and didnt think it was close. yelich hasnt been great since late in 2019 when he couldnt get on the field. ive been shouting yelich is a lemon ever since then (see greys original top 10 for 2020 post and search my name) where grey had him i think 2 overall and he was a massive bust.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  LOLmets
10 months ago

You’re a God among men.

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Cram It
10 months ago

cram you a mouse among men

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  LOLmets
10 months ago

On Yelich – Health can go many different ways, especially somewhere in the swing chain… Winsome, lose some. Grey and crew are the best in the biz though. Even if he’s off, at least there’s thought behind it, adds value to the conversation, and doesn’t go chalk with his rankings.

Harper was a much better pick than my many shares of Bellinger… Bravo!

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

I said if he never got hit in the face. it completely derailed him for like 6 or 7 weeks between multiple DL stints and then getting his bearings back. aside from that he’s been good enough to be the MVP yes

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  LOLmets
10 months ago

even with a bad month after getting drilled in the noggin look at his triple slash for the season. 305/417/563 with a 159 wRC+

u out here talking about rbis. ok harold Reynolds. tell me about how gritty Jesus Aguilar is next

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
11 months ago

is that bundy line a misremembering of al bundy’s “4 TD’s in one (high school) football game”. the peak of his life, just after which he impregnated peg and it was all downhill from there.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
11 months ago

maybe:

– maddon is protecting somebody who caused these rendon/trout weirdnesses. like a gillolly nephew who goes around bashing people with a club in their hips or something.

– or maybe it goes back farther and like behind the scenes the LAA players all do hardcore wrestling (like pro wrestling but not fake). this would also explain how skaggs got addicted to skag and needed supplies from training staff. pro wrestling even when not real results in injuries i’m sure, horrible ones if real.

Ante Galic
Ante Galic
11 months ago

Grey!!!

Pretty good!

a. Eaton’s got a good arm, the much-vaunted good arm over the 2016 first round draft pick. Makes TOTAL sense.

b. Have a nice weekend.

c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for August 6, 2021

Rufus T. Firefly: ‘How would you like a job in the mint?’

Chicolini: ‘Mint? No, no, I no like a mint. Uh – what other flavor you got?’

Chicolini=Chico; Firefly=Groucho

Duck Soup

d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for August 6, 2021

‘I’m involved and have been involved with Jim [Crane, the Houston owner] and the ’Stros,’ Jackson told the Houston Chronicle after he was spotted at Minute Maid Park for a game last week. ‘I’m happy to be here. It’s working well. I’m fitting in. All to make the ballclub better and at the same time we’re working on a lot baseball fields and charity things that we can do together for the community.’

Reggie in the NY post

Cheers,
Ante

galica123
galica123
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Grey!!!

a. Good luck with the Buy column!

b. Ha on Reggie’s quote. The title of the article was something like Reggie working for the enemy when all they guy wants is to contribute but be close to home. No crime in that.

Cheers,
Ante

Fister Furbush
Fister Furbush
11 months ago

Down goes Gary sanchez. We have a big matchup next week. . . Drop Gary for Elias Diaz, Yadi or……….
wait until Sunday night to see if d’Arnaud comes back?

Or take the mildly impact of zero next week just so I can retain Sanchez?

Mantis Toboggan MD
Mantis Toboggan MD
Reply to  Fister Furbush
11 months ago

why not DL kraken, add e.diaz while at home, if DTD arnaud is back later add then. you also don’t know how long kraken is out, some of these corona list guys stay out far longer than 10 days. unless some sort of moves limits preventing this.