There’s a few types of ledes in fantasy baseball: The major player injured lede; the huge game from a player lede; the call-up lede (very popular lede) and the least popular lede — the giving flowers to a player who has had an incredible season lede. That’s today’s lede. I must give Sandy Alcantara (8 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.82) his flowers. What a fantastic season this guy is having. My God who art in heaven in Miami and speaks with a thick Cuban accent like Scarface, this was the starter year to have after Tony Gonsolin and Shane McClanahan, and, honestly, not that far behind. I, of course, missed Alcantara everywhere, because I was too caught up in his K:BB. 99.5% of the time K:BB is everything. Occasionally, you get an Alcantara. The scary thing is, if you just showed me his stats, I’d prolly still be a sell on him, but he’s proven to be a 200 IP, 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP pitcher. That is crazy valuable. So, is Sandy Alcantara the best pitcher in baseball? I can’t make that case because of his strikeouts. A top three starter we all could’ve had around the 17th starter off the board? Al-can-lutely! Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jon Berti – Sitting this week because Mattingly is facing an opponent in H2H that doesn’t have many steals, so he’s trying to work in more power.

Garrett Cooper – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. Oh, I mean, the Marlins have to get Joey Wendle and Brian Anderson at-bats! Of course! Sorry, still stuck on Berti sitting two games in a row.

Bryan De La Cruz – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in the last two games. Hot schmotato alert!

Noah Syndergaard – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.84. Not sure there’s a guy with more swag on the mound that translates to such little whatever stats as Syndergaard. Even his nickname, which I refuse to use, because to be known by “Thor” means being a Norse God. What kind of Norse God gives up weak-sister homers to some of the weakest hitters in the league? I call him the Norse God, Yawn from Assgard.

Max Scherzer – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.26, as he was activated from the IL. So, he has roughly 55 IP so far, and there’s roughly a half season left. I could see him coming in at around 130 IP this year total. So more innings to come. Great innings, too, which makes a difference.

Nick Lodolo – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.19, as he was activated from the IL. Nice to see Yolo Lodolo back, and less of YGTBFKM Greene.

Dakota HudsonCards manager, Oli of Olay, said Hudson’s rotation spot is in jeopardy. Yeah, just create a new top 40 starter in their Build a Player factory.

Austin Riley – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer. Psst, Austin Riley is on pace for 40 homers. Yeehaw. Pass it on.

William Contreras – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. My kingdom for a pulled hamstring for d’Arnaud.

Ian Anderson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at…Guess. You know it’s been bad, but he just pitched well, and, c’mon, guess! No way! It’s 5.09! I have this guy in one league, where I accidentally drafted him after not liking him all preseason, and it’s hard to look at that team.

Kenley Jansen – Will supposedly be ready to go on July 12th, but I will be a believing man when I’m a seeing man.

Cal Quantrill – 4 IP, 3 ER, and three unearned runs, ERA at 3.86. Ticker shock!

Eric Haase – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and third in a week, and he was in last week’s Buy column, and will likely be in this week’s, which will be available today on our Patreon.

Spencer Howard – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 10.97, as he was recalled. That went like this, “Member that guy we liked briefly a few years ago?” “Howie Howard?” “Uhh, no, Spencer Howard.” “Oh, yeah.”

Mitch Garver – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Nathaniel Lowe – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. Ya know what kind of season he’s headed for? Kind where he’s way more valuable for fantasy than you thought.

Ryan McKenna – 2-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (1) and legs (2). He runs like Mays, and hits like “he’s never seen the game of baseball before and wears berets.”

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 24th and 25th homer. Before the game, Schwarber said, “Hey, why are you standing in front of my calendar? I wanna see what month it is.”

J.T. Realmuto – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Jerry Tomato must be in-season.

Cristopher Sanchez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.48. He was facing a Gnats team that forfeited in March, and I wouldn’t even trust this guy if the Streamonator liked him.

Xander Bogaerts – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, and his first homer since June 4th. “Let’s just push the body out of the boat and go back and have some din-din–Wait! Bogaerts moved! He’s alive!”

Trevor Story – 1-for-5 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in two games. Story: Does nothing for three weeks. Also Story: Is the best hitter in baseball for a week.

Nick Pivetta – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.68 vs. Jeffrey Springs – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.53. Regression Fairies didn’t have to go to the bathroom between innings, huh?

Chris Taylor – Hit the IL with a fractured foot. I just said to someone in the comments yesterday that Miguel Vargas has nowhere to play because Chris Taylor is healthy. *emoji with big eyes that is reading an x-ray, until a doctor emoji walks in to tell me I’m actually looking at a takeout menu on a light box*

Max Muncy – 2-for-2, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (1). Have all his homers come against Rockies pitching? Don’t answer, just squint your eyes closed and ruminate.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer. Mookie Best!

Kris Bryant – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. Gotta give it to the Rockies, this is a great free agent signing!

Alex Wood – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.83. Between Wood, Cobb and Webb, the Giants have pound-for-pound the most positive regression coming their way. If you found us by googling, “Wood + Cobb Webb,” just remove it with a tissue! What are you doing?!

Eloy Jimenez – Was in the clubhouse last night, and will be activated today. He says he’s just trying to stay in shape. That shape is “an elderly person who pulls a hammy walking in the mall.”

Michael Kopech – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.34. About to start dropping all my pitchers stock my shelves with Jose Quintana and Johnny Cueto. Pray for me.

Jorge Polanco – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer. My autocorrect wrote Oldman Co., and I think it’s because I watched Old Man on Hulu and now I want to sue Apple for invasion of privacy. Does anyone know an attorney who would take this case? I don’t want no park bench attorney either. I want “highway off-ramp” attorney.

Alex Kirilloff – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd and 3rd homer. Also in this game teeing (Kirill)off on Kopech was Max Kepler (2-for-4, 2 runs) hitting his 9th, and Jose Miranda (1-for-5, 2 RBIs) hitting his 6th homer. I like all of them to varying levels, but I checked all for schmotatoness, and found nil.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer. The Jelly Donut of Swat kreme’d that ball!

Jack Suwinski – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. Thinking about how I’d take 14 homers the rest of the way from Eloy Jimenez and cackling until I’m carted away by health care professionals.

Jose Quintana – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.33. Across multiple leagues, I had Clevinger, Kikuchi, Ian Anderson, Quantrill, Kopech, Syndergaard and others. My best pitcher last night was Quintana vs. the Yanks. You gotta be Jo-Quin.

Jameson Taillon – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.63. His next start is in Boston and Streamonator is holding its robot nose.

Yusei Kikuchi – 2 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.12. Can’t believe I used to sing Lisa Loeb with his first name. He doesn’t even deserve the Baha Men.

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer. One time I take him out of my lineup all year…sonavabench!

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Where’s this guy been? Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know! Then who does? Piscotty doesn’t know! Piscotty doesn’t know!

Seiya Suzuki – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. Who’s better coming off a shutdown than this guy?

Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. If you did a search of the comments for Tellez, Razzball commenters are taking his name quite literally, even if they’re not listening. Tellez? I keep tellin’ ya! He’s good! People are like, “Tellez or Mancini?” And I’m saying, “More like Tellez or Abreu?” By the by, on the Player Rater, it’s Tellez.

Jason Alexander – 5 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.75. What’s the opposite of shrinkage?

MJ Melendez – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer, and 3rd homer in two days. Melendez is hotter than Menendez’s attorney. What? I have a cougar problem, leave me alone!

Bobby Witt Jr. – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .236. The Royals should teach Olivares how to announce so he can do it from the bench.

Jeremy Pena – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer. He’s almost ten spots higher than Correa on the Player Rater for shortstops. That shizz is embarrassing.

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 25th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. You ever see Captain Woo Cubano and start singing James Ingram’s Just Once? If not, why?

Mike Clevinger – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.34. Let’s see if I have the pattern down yet: Good start but can’t go 5 IP, good start but can’t go 5 IP, bad start that’s 5+ IP, IL stint, good start but can’t go 5 IP, good start but can’t go 5 IP, bad start that’s 5+ IP…And what are we up to?

Logan Gilbert – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 2.61. Bet all you nerds can’t wait for Kyle Lewis and Logan Gilbert to be active on the same roster.

Sam Haggerty – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (3). Haggerty? Shirley, you can’t be serious.

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Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

H2H 12 teamer dynasty pts prices go up at least $2 unless others are bidding for another $2
$21 Olson and $1 Morel for $13 Montas and $11 Hoskins who you got?

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
1 month ago

ok, beside the obv a middle RP named holderman (NYM) coming up weeks after kutter crawford, anybody remember the mega man nes games (they had them on later systems too), holderman is a perfect boss name. he’d be like a children’s psychologist that hugged people to death, probably in some sort of cuddly animal suit.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

Would you drop Kopech or Stripling for Lodolo.
Razzball trade analyzer has
[email protected] $8
Kopech @ $3.80
Stripling @ -$5

Going by the analyzer Stripling is the drop.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 month ago

In a roto league that uses QS where would you rank Urias among SP ROS?

Corey
Corey
1 month ago

If you had one move left in a H2H league this week would you use it to stream Cueto vs Tigers or Lodolo vs Rays (in hopes he pitches well enough to keep him for another start and then ends up dominating ROS and you look really smart).

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

Grey,
Ok I lied (hey, I’m from NY). I do have a question.

So I did end up adding Eloy in our Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League (my wife gave me the ok if you recall – and he HRs today). I added him to my IL just before he was activated. I assume I can drop one of Eric Lauer or Mitch White after their 2 start weeks to activate him from the IL? Which one would you drop?

Thanks much Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

No Paredes tonight against the Sawx? Well that blows! And they are up 4-0.

That part is truly delightful (Yankee fan living in MA).

No question Grey, simply a comment. Thanks.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

Would you trade Kopech for Giolito,Musgrove or Castillo? What order? Thanks Master L.

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Are you using cobb in a roto league today at AZ?

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Not a good start tonight for Mr. Cobb against the D Bags.

You are still calling him a Buy, huh Grey?

go dubs
go dubs
1 month ago

Eddie Rosario or Jesus Sanchez? Thanks!

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

Thoughts on this trade? 10 Team, Keep 13 OBP,DPT,QS and all the norms…..
I give Alonso and get Wheeler and Yepez. I don’t know why this made me pause…I have been in 1st most of the year. Currently in 2nd by a point or so. Team offering the trade is a few points behind me in 3rd.

C-MJ
1B-Olson
2B-Story
3B-Devers
SS-Urias
2B/SS-Swanson
1B/3B-Alonso
LF-Arozarena
CF-Duran
RF-Merrifield
OF-Franmil
UTL-Edman
UTL-Yordan

BE-Gurriel Jr
BE-Aldois
BE-Ozuna
BE-Miranda
BE-Laureano
BE-Esteury Ruiz
IL-Haniger

RP-Hader(and others SVHLD)
SP-Burnes
SP-Urias
SP-Woodruff
SP-Gausman
SP-Springs
SP-Roansy
SP-Bello
IL-Ober
IL-Dustin May

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 month ago

Hello Grey!

Was able to make it out to Busch Stadium last week, and it was awesome! Ate some BBQ under the arch before that which was awesome too. Seeing Helsley, who I have on my team, get the save and 3 Ks to end the game was even also awesome. Awesome!

Would you start Bassitt right off the IL against MIA over Stripling @SEA, Jon Gray vs MIN, or Sandoval @BAL? On first glance, seems like it’d be Gray vs MIN, but I feel like Gray has been performing pretty well as of late, Seattle has been a bit hot recently, and Sandoval/Bassitt have been inconsistent.

Also, if I were to drop Stripling, Sandoval, or Gray to reactivate Bassitt, who would it be?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 month ago

Watchung – I’m pretty sure I heard that name used in Sopranos. Might have been a reference to Watchung Avenue. Didn’t realize it’s also a city.

@crimedog and I must have the same team — I also have Eloy to activate and all the drop options he mentioned. However, I’m not dropping from his list.
 
Ten-team 6×6 w/OPS, Holds, and a 1400 IP cap. I think the number of active bats puts us closer to 12 team territory. I have 5 other SP, and even though I didn’t have Pivetta active for his line last night, it doesn’t breed confidence in him. Relievers take a portion of the IP cap so I don’t need 6 SP, but it’s nice to feel I can pick and choose starts to have active.
 
Roster currently looks like this (12 active P slots to I’m listing RP there):

Hitting                                  
Pos        Player  Team    Eligible
C            Alejandro Kirk   TOR       C
1B          Vladimir Guerrero Jr.     TOR       1B
2B          Jorge Polanco   MIN      2B,SS
3B          Rafael Devers   BOS       3B
SS          Jeremy Pena     HOU     SS
CI           Andrew Vaughn CHW     1B,LF,RF,OF
MI         Amed Rosario   CLE        SS,CF,OF
LF           Taylor Ward       LAA       LF,CF,RF,OF
CF          Michael Harris  ATL        CF,OF
RF          Franmil Reyes   CLE        RF,OF
OF         Jared Walsh       LAA       1B,RF,OF
OF         Brandon Nimmo              NYM     LF,CF,OF
UT         Christian Walker              ARI        1B
UT         Ramon Laureano             OAK      CF,RF,OF
Bench  Vinnie Pasquantino        KC          1B
Bench  Luis Garcia          WSH     2B,SS
Bench  Juan Soto            WSH     RF,OF
IL            Eloy Jimenez     CHW     LF,OF
IL            Harrison Bader STL        CF,OF
                                               
Pitching                               
Pos        Player  Team    Eligible
RP1       Jhoan Duran      MIN      SP
RP2       Kendall Graveman          CHW     RP
RP3       Liam Hendriks  CHW     RP
RP4       Raisel Iglesias    LAA       RP
RP5       Jorge Lopez       BAL       RP
RP6       Paul Sewald       SEA       RP
RP7       Colin Poche       TB          RP
RP8       Ryan Tepera      LAA       RP
RP9       Griffin Jax           MIN      RP
RP10                                     
RP11                                     
RP12                                     

SP            Shane McClanahan         TB          SP
SP            Joe Musgrove   SD          SP
SP            Tony Gonsolin  LAD       SP
SP            Cristian Javier   HOU     RP
SP            Jordan Montgomery      NYY       SP
SP            Nick Pivetta       BOS       SP

Drop Vinnie P., Pivetta, C. Walker, or other? Two Util spots seems to make C. Walker extra palatable.

Thanks Grey

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I think it might have been when Puss and Paulie were tracking down teacher Miller’s stolen Saturn. One of the “rape of the culture” coffee shops might have been on Watchung. Now I have to go looking to verify.

Yeah, Poche seems a valid option, too. He hasn’t been super productive. I’m struggling finding Holds!

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

When you’re right, you’re right. Poche expelled! I’ll either view Vinnie as the drop when Bader is back or I’ll drop him for other Holds spec. Thanks!

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Hey Grey, Vinnie P got waived in my league. 12-team redraft. If it was your team, who might you drop to pick him up? Thanks!
C- Heim
1B- Abreu
2B- Polanco
SS- Adames
3B- Franco
OF- Just Dong
OF- Lou Bob
OF- Acuna
Ut- Lourdes
Ut- Gorman
Bn- Kepler
Bn- India

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
1 month ago

Good afternoon Grey. I currently have Jorge Polanco as my ss/2b. Jeremy Peña just became available and contemplating swapping out Polanco for Peña. Looking at rest of season stats I don’t see much difference between them. I like Peña he’s young and going in right direction. Does Polanco have anything left in the tank? Opinion please. Thanks

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Right on queue! 2 HRs for Blanco Polanco!

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
Reply to  Yankee My Wanky!
1 month ago

That usually happens after I drop the player. Hmm maybe there’s a message here. Lol

BillyAngel
BillyAngel
1 month ago

Grey, good afternoon. Is Hoskins for Bogaerts a fair trade. I could use the HR that Hoskins brings. Thank you

Skeezix
Skeezix
1 month ago

Grey, I know your struggles with India – I was lucky enough to own him last year and not this year. But I did draft Ketel Marte this year, and dammit. Would you take your chances with India over Marte ROS if I can convince the India owner to take him from me? I like that Marte has OF eligibility on top of 2B, but I can’t imagine using him at OF.

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
1 month ago

Gorman or Laureano?

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Lynn looks like crap today. The White Sox look like they are dead inside.

Jon
Jon
1 month ago

Which 3B to add? NL only, no SB (but we have BBs instead).

Bohm, Eduardo Escobar, Farmer, Kim, Longoria, Jace Peterson

Thanks!

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 month ago

on pena it’s not embarassing for HOU, nor you. they realized the guy they drafted like 1 or 2 overall didn’t end up worth a top price and thus didn’t pay it. you’ve never liked correa since he quit stealing (which was what like his 2nd year in the league or something, maybe 3rd)

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

h/h points 12 team redraft……

100% healthy…R Arozarena or E Jimenez

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 month ago

Waiver options for OF are Kris Bryant, Suzuki and Eloy. Small league. Who would you pick up?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 month ago

Tucker or Robert ROS for 5×5 standard roto?

BillyAngel
BillyAngel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Tucker or Acuna ROS?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 month ago

I want to add Kiriloff in a 10-team as a depth move (I have no surplus hitters) but it would require me to drop one of the following: Verdugo, Manaea, or Springs. Would you drop any of them for Kirilloff?

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

if you drop verdugo you’d still not have any BN hitters then. i’m guessing springs at least if not manaea (from the comments in here lately anyway, some really nasty people came out re: him lately) possibly streamer level for 10 teamers.

titan
titan
1 month ago

how good of a bat could be expected in return for Gonsolin in a 10 team 6×6 OPS/Holds league? Rudy trade analyzer is way down on Gonsolin so the trades it suggest are even in there seam way less than I think I could get for Gonsolin

titan
titan
Reply to  titan
1 month ago

middle infielder player rater level? top 50? top 75? top100?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 month ago

schoop, just realized it’s entirely possible he can steal. 3 days in a row after what, like 1.5 average a season or something for 7-8 years.

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

wow, i was close. just looked, 10 steals total going into this year across 8 seasons (i didn’t count 2013 and his 14 at bats as a season) for 1.25 per year till the last 3 days. simply awesome for my AL only with him on it (and clearly AL only or 30 teamers are the only spots where he’s been ownable all year)

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

I am trying to trade a closer for a 2b since 2b has been a gaping wound for me all year (India). I was ok until segura got hurt. I got lucky with a late rd closer like bednar and drafted rogers at a reasonable price. I added Duran early. I also own whitlock who is supposed to return as a reliever where he excelled. Would you rather own Doval or Bednar ros? Bednar may get traded and had a rough last week. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
1 month ago

Statcast says Mancini would have 22 hr if in CIN. 20 if in HOU, AZ or MIL. I just made myself sick as I typed that.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Haggerty or Villar for my AL only team with no bench?

Fleeced
Fleeced
1 month ago

I’m sorry..

Mj, Haase, Garver or Adley ROS?

Saint
Saint
1 month ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Redraft

I currently roster the following back end SP’s and closers:

Lauer, Ashby, Sandoval, Wood, Cobb

Houck, Helsley, Minter, Scott

I need to drop two in order to activate Ashby for his start on Friday at home vs Pit, and eventually O’Neill. If Wood does not go on IL he faces SD on the road on Sunday.

Thanks

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: re: eloy, in redraft leagues would you be trying to move him on news hes back or do you have any hope he can provide solid numbers ros? eloy/walker for freeman?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

@Grey: eh, he didnt bite for that. would you swap eloy for kris bryant straight up, or think you can get more for him?

Michael Bergmann
Michael Bergmann
1 month ago

Senzel or Kolton Wong ROS?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 month ago

With Taylor most likely heading to the DL is Lux a worth while pickup. Don’t much on the wire these days.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 month ago

Good Morning Grey!

I watched Sandy pitch, and he was legit. Broadcasters were wondering why he didn’t start the 9th with the #9 guy due up. The #9 batter was due up, and at least let him try to get through the inning. Tanner Scott made it really interesting.

A. Of course Max comes off the IL for two easy starts verses me in H2H. Ratio heaven.

B. I immediately picked up Vargas with the Taylor news. I wonder if they’ll experiment with Trayce and Jake for a bit in a platoon to see where that goes, and we might not see Vargas till after All-Star Break. Here’s to hoping we see the future sooner though.

C. With TO’N possibly returning, I have to make a really tough decision (or trade).

Drop one of Vargas, Cooper, Hall, or A. Thomas.
OR
Drop one of D. Peterson or Quintana who are both worthy of a roster spot in NL-Only.

D. Did I rank (ROS) correctly in NL-Only H2H, OBP?
Cronenworth, India, Gorman, J. Rojas. Not sure where to put India.

Thank you!

Dren_man
Dren_man
1 month ago

Hey Grey. More Eloy, Sorry man! Activating him at DH. Drop one of: Voit, Votto, Brendan Rodgers, Nimmo…thanks.

ello6899
ello6899
1 month ago

Drop A. Chapman in my league?

Trade Esteuri Ruiz for Patrick Wisdom? or hold.
Current 3rd baseman situation – Urias and Bohm with a potential Miguel Vargas call up.

Thoughts?

ello6899
ello6899
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

This is a keeper league. H2H. 7×7. We keep 10.
we can stash 2 prospects if we want. i already have 10 potential keepers.
i picked up ruiz and vargas – either could be trade bait for a win now move. i just dont know the value of Ruiz..

ello6899
ello6899
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

got ya.
Wisdom an upgrade over Urias and Bohm?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 month ago

India or Baez?

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
1 month ago

is this fair:

Eloy, Voit and Aroldis for Framber and Tepera

david
david
1 month ago

Start or Sit.
Peterson $-3 @ CIN (Ashcraft)
White $12.3 v COL (Urena).
Thanks as always for your expertise.

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Could you rank these arms to use this week H2H daily pts 12 teamer (+7IP +2K -3BB -3H -12HR)
Ray vs Tor
Cortes @ Bos
Mikolus @ Atl
Plesac @ KC

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 month ago

Is Lodolo an upgrade over Quantrill or Plesac for H2H? Thanks!

Dr Y
Dr Y
1 month ago

Kiriloff or Walsh for my last outfield spot?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 month ago

Please pick 2 for a 12-team H2H: Berti, Luis Urias, Morel, and Gimenez.

Also, drop Travis D for Stephenson at C? Thank you!

RICE
RICE
1 month ago

Streamer for next week. Who you like best?

Cobb vs. ARI / vs. MIL
Strippling vs. KC
M. Gore vs. ARI

Bad Ash
Bad Ash
1 month ago

There is no diner in Watchung off Route 22!
I’m so hungry.

Big Dog
Big Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Many NJ diners have closed recently especially since Covid began. The diner in Montclair closed as well. I have no clue how a diner within easy walking distance of a college campus could close. Sad times.

RICE
RICE
1 month ago

Hey Grey!

I’ve been rotating Ketel and India at 2B all season. I think it’s time to move on from one and bench the other. What’s the move?

Morel
Senzel
L. Garcia
L. Urias

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
1 month ago

I picked up Tarik S for Taylor Rodgers in a trade. Trade Machine didn’t like the deal, but it felt like an upside play. Do you like it in a vacuum?

Also, between McKenzie, Kirby, Cobb, J Ryan, Kopech, Manaea. Would you say I have them ranked in the correct drop order for when Eovaldi comes back and/or for future streamers?

The Big Yabu
The Big Yabu
1 month ago

Grey, are you starting D. Peterson @ Cin today? He’s been great lately, but SON isn’t impressed (-3.0)…

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 month ago

HEy to the hEy, Grey!

I don’t really need to act on this today, but with Eloy and BroNeil coming back, I’m prolly going to have to drop one of Mountcastle, Kiriloff, or Laureano. I’m way behind on OF games played, so I’ll try to figure out how to hold all three . . . but RM’s had a very solid year with a little bit of everything and I’m excited to see if the other two can produce for the second half.

(I just need to leave a comment/question that was unrelated to lunch meats.)

Lurrrrrrves!

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

hahaha . . . I’ll drive by the payphone at the WaWa later tonight to see if you’re hanging out.

That’s hold Laureano and Kiriloff? Or drop them in that order?

Lurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

You are the man. Since we are joking around and you’re responding to me faster than my IRL friends over text . . . I just want to really really thank you for all the time you put into responding to us and giving fantastic advice in these comments. I mean, I’m not sure everyone understands how much time and effort goes into it, and you’re just fucking amazing with how much attention you give to all of us. Thank you, Grey,.

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
1 month ago

Hey grey, I was offered a trade I give up eloy Jimenez, Suzuki and Louis Castillo

For framber , greinke and Harper

Seems to me Harper isn’t going to be back until September if at all..greinje is about 40yrs old I’m thinking this is a bad deal….what do you say

Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

No not a keeper thanks grey

Kyle
Kyle
1 month ago

Been offered Springer and Giolito, for my Aaron Nola and the hot off the DL Seiya Suzuki. Which side do you got?

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
1 month ago

Grey,

If Robertson is traded away from the Cubs, do you still think he gets save opp’s?

Was offered him for my Jarren Duran and I could use a second closer

galica1234
galica1234
1 month ago

Grey!!!

Awesome!!

a. Out and about, plus Simba stepped a dead wasp and walked home on 3 legs. When my wife saw him limp in through the front door, she says (to me) ‘No supper for you.’ He’s fine, he stepped on a dead wasp.

b. On Berti, damn! From hero to zero, like Ben Johnson at the ’88 Seoul Olympics. The Miami infield is super stacked now with Brian Anderson and Mr Wendle back from injuries. Where will Berti play? Hopefully somewhere soon. Maybe they can trade Anderson to the Pirates.

c. Every morning after I course through the results and boxscores, I sort all available players for the best score/results from yesterday’s games in each of my 5 leagues. Most had Quintana and Drew Hutchison up top with their 5IP gems (i.e., the vaunted W). One league had Kiriloff available!!! Close your eyes and imagine a league ANYWHERE where Kiriloff would be available!!! It’s a 12-team, redraft, weekly locks, H2H but since most owners left almost immediately it has the feeling of a 4-team shallow league. Dangerous!

d. Started Manaea, boy he’s been bad. I wish he was still in OAK. Montas misses him too.

e. George Carlin quote of the day for July 6, 2022

‘The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.’

Cheers,
Ante

Yaz Mantle
Yaz Mantle
1 month ago

12 team, h2h, 6×6. Who would you drop for me to activate Eloy Jimenez — or, no one and drop him? Please choose two (in case I don’t want to drop your first choice). THX!!

Jarren Duran, Luke Voit, Jorge Mateo, Patrick Wisdom,Brandon Drury, Brandon Nimmo, Randall Grichuk.

John
John
1 month ago

Dropped Berrios and Taillon for Peterson (at Reds) and Lauer (v Pirates). Holding breath.

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Hey Grey, for today’s 25th question about who to drop with Eloy coming back… well, who would you drop with Eloy coming back?
C- Murphy
1B- Mountcastle
2B- Donovan
SS- Story
3B- Wander
OF- Greene
OF- LouBob
OF- Kiriloff
Ut- Tellez
Ut- Ohtani
Bn- Walsh
Bn- Morel

TeddyBallgame
TeddyBallgame
1 month ago

Kopech droppable? Been holding him all season.

JaysforDays
JaysforDays
1 month ago

Hey Grey!

Drop any of these guys for lodolo?

Kirilloff, Voit, Verdugo, Plesac, Urquidy, Cobb, Lauer?

12 man h2h 5×5 keeper OBP QS league.

Thanks pal!!

The Great Hambino
The Great Hambino
1 month ago

Which side you got for this year and next (5×5 H2H with OBP and QS): Robert ($15) and India (can’t keep) OR Strider ($5), Harris II ($5), and Melendez ($5)? Thank you sir!

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 month ago

Good morning, Grey! Hope your 4th was safe and sane.

12 team 5×5 w OBP redraft

Who are my first four drops?

C – Alfaro
1B – Olson
2B – Gorman
SS – Franco
3B – J. Turner
OF – L. Robert, Naylor, R. Greene, Mountcastle
UTIL – N. Lowe, Yepez
BN – C. Taylor
DL – E. Jimenez, O’Neill, Albies
SP – Manaea, Montas, K. Wright, Montgomery, C. Javier, J. Springs
RP – T. Rogers, Soto, Doval, J. Duran, Helsley, Trivino, T. Scott
DL – Heaney

foul balls
foul balls
1 month ago

Hey grey, sit or start kluber at Boston, and sit or start M Kelly at home vs San Fran. Thanks kindly

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

That’s Merrill Kelly

jbona3
jbona3
1 month ago

Grey, thanks for the great writeups, always an enjoyable part of my morning. I’m in a 12 team 5×5 (OBP) auction Dynasty/Keeper league and I’m having trouble valuing Eloy ($16) both in the short term (this season) and his keeper value going forward. I’ve been going back and forth with an owner that’s suggesting a 1:1 for Tork ($11) and I struggle with that. Looking at dynasty rankings across the industry, both players are all over the place (though Eloy is typically ranked higher), so there isn’t really a consensus POV out there right now.

So, after that rambling preamble (pre-ramble?) two questions: 1) How do you value Eloy right now as a keeper? 2) what kind of return would you look for in a keeper league if trading Eloy?

Thanks!

Last edited 1 month ago by jbona3
Cliff
Cliff
1 month ago

12 team league. Have Julio Rodriguez and Jazz, and I’m getting a bunch of offers. Would you accept either of these two or hold?

1. Give Julio, Jazz, and Mount and receive Vlad, Fried, Eloy, and McNeil

2. Give Julio, Jazz, and Bassit and receive Machado, Lindor, Rodon, and Luis Garcia?

3. Hold

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

Great stuff as usual! 13 team 5×5 dynasty…not sure but looking to trade Lou-Bob, I have Pham whose numbers look almost identical, Robert hasn’t attempted a steal in a month! Thoughts on Lou-Bob….hold!

Jimmy
Jimmy
Reply to  Jimmy
1 month ago

Cease and Riley Greene for Lou-Bob?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 month ago

Trade Riley Greene for Jameson Taillon or do better in a 12-teamer?

I already have Trout, Yordan, Nimmo, Seiya, Teoscar with Laureano on the ww

jcindaville
jcindaville
1 month ago

Thinking its time to drop Jameson Taillon don’t you think?

H2H yahoo 10 team league 7×7

Have
Scherzie
Corbin
Gonsolin
Sandoval
Mac Gore and getting gaped by the butt pirates Taillon.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

After much work, I’ve limited my IL replacements to just three final decisions. 12 team H2H.

1) Tyler Oneill returns. Cut Morel, Jaren Duran, or Ahmad Rosario? I’m leaning Rosario.

2) Eloy returns. (and team weak in SB) Cut Suzuki or Jaren Duran (i.e., punt SBs for a while).

3) Whenever Bassitt returns (could be tomorrow), which SP should I cut. Manaea; Cobb; Montgomery; Kirby; Jon Gray. (Nb – in actuality, I will probably simply keep Bassitt on IL and wait for someone to earn his demotion).

MattTruss
Editor
1 month ago

My TOUT Wars team had Kopech, Taillon, and Kikuchi going last night and I threw up a little as I watched my ERA and WHIP plummet. I dropped 5 points, so gross.

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
1 month ago

In a Sv+H league, would you be trying to sell Taylor Rogers? He had a ton of saves early, only 5 in the last month and he has been getting hit hard all season with the runs finally starting to score vs him stranding them.

ROS Rogers, Seranthony, M. Fulmer?

Hamporter
Hamporter
1 month ago

Would you go with Nate Lowe or Kiriloff?

KarlJ
KarlJ
1 month ago

Is trading Musgrove for Swanson a good sell high for Musgrove?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 month ago

Hey Grey – Do we have any faith in Baez? Scar didn’t have him in his top 20 SS the other day. Mateo has been a SB gem, but gives a lot of nothin’ everywhere else. But Mateo is still significantly higher than Baez on the player rater. Him or Baez for ROS?

Also, can you rank Arenado, Seager, Anderson (Tim) and Teoscar for ROS? Leaguemate has them l and I am looking to make a trade.

Thanks.

crimedog
crimedog
1 month ago

who’s the drop to activate eloy?

F Reyes, Vaughn, Walsh, T Ward

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Franmil is heating up.

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Start or sit Mikolus @ Atl?
+7IP +2K -3BB -3 Hits -12HR let up
Fwiw, own Acuna Swanson Olson Riley

Dennis
Dennis
1 month ago

Grey!

I dropped lodolo and then lost in waivers trying to get him back – is he a must own in 12 team h2h 6×6
Qs leagues?

Hal
Hal
1 month ago

Hey Grey!
12 team H2H 6×6 OPS league

C D’arnaud
1B Mountcastle
2b india
3B yepez
SS bichette
OF Adolis Garcia
OF Duran
OF Yordan
UTIL Ward
BN Berti

SP. Pivetta
Rp rogers
P joe Ryan
P Cueto
P manea
P Jon gray
P Jordan Montgomery
P Wacha

1. Would you drop ward for tellez or another player above?

2. With Eloy coming back, what second player would you drop?
3. Story of my season – dropped kirilof because Berti is “hurt” and needed a 3B – is he a must add back?