With austere white hair and a black turtleneck, Shane Baz Luhrmann, one of the Rays’ top pitching prospect, spoke in a deep German accent, “Now, it’s time on Sprockets when I’m called up to the dance,” and, with that, Shane Baz and a monkey danced around in the press conference to announce his promotion to the majors. The Rays decided to add some intrigue into the final two weeks of the season, calling up, Shane Baz who can touch 100 MPH. That’s miles per hour not the number of Moulin Rouges per hour you can watch when they’re on fast forward. That’s six. In Itch’s latest top 100 fantasy baseball prospects, he had Shane Baz coming in at 37th overall. As Prospector Geoff said a few years ago, “Baz is a fire-balling Texan with a varied stable of offerings. His fastball is a plus pitch featuring a velocity range between 91-98, with two plane movement. It’s a pitch he really has feel for, which is why the variance is so great with the pitch’s velocity. Baz’s pitchability and feel are truly impressive for a prep player. His ability to take something off, and reshape his pitches gives him two distinctive plus offerings in his high 80’s cutter and low-mid 80’s slider. He also features an average curveball, and a work in progress change that shows encouraging run. Baz’s talent is in good hands in the Pirates organization.” And I am laughing very loudly at that last part. Yes, the Pirates traded him to the Rays. Why? Because the Pirates know no (stutterer!) limits to their tanking. In all leagues, I’d grab Baz to try to catch lightning in a bottle. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Shane McClanahan – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.51. The Rays’ other Shane. Hey, do the Rays get a discount if they get guys with the same name? And, if so, do they have a Shane Lowe?

Wily Peralta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.04. Streamonator doesn’t like the Tigers’ Wily, but now’s no time to be bashful. Though, bashful sounds like being filled with bashes, and going from one party to the other with a noisemaker and drunk, as you celebrate your fantasy titles. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Ryan Vilade – Was promoted by the Rockies, but didn’t play on Sunday. In the minors, he’s been tearing the cover off the ball, which sounds like an overzealous ump. “Where’s that Spider Tack, goddamn it!” In 2019, he went 12/24/.303 in High-A. This year: 7/12/.286 in Triple-A. The Rockies are a smart organization that does great things with rookies–Okay, I’m sorry, I couldn’t even pretend for the sarcasm. Will the Rockies actually play Vilade? Let me ask you a question in return: Have the Rockies been out of it nearly the whole year and how well have they prepared for their future? Are they playing Cron and Blackmon every day? Did they trade Story? Okay, as I was saying.

Juan Soto – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer, hitting .315, and hitting near-.430 in September and over .360 in the 2nd half and Sexy Dr. Pepper doesn’t know how to have a down year.

Cody Bellinger – Dealing with a non-displaced fracture of his ribs. This guy can’t even go to Tony Roma’s without doing something stupid.

Corey Seager – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .285. He now has one great season in six seasons, and only one year with 25+ homers. Is there any reason to draft him in the top 150 in 2022? Assuming you’re not his mother with a severe distaste for Kyle, do you even draft Corey before Kyle?

Gavin Lux – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer. Fun fact! When Cougs I travel we go Lux, because I always Gavin.

Jesse Winker – Hit the IL with an intercostal strain the day he came off the IL. Winker was hurt by a gust of wind.

Sonny Gray – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.91. Here’s how this matchup with Max Scherzer (7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.08) went: Sonny said, “Hey, I’m an ace.” Then watched Scherzer and said, “No, I’m not.”

Wade Miley – 3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.37. Reds are starting to fade just as the Reds’ front office thought they would for the last four months when they made literally no effort to make their team better.

Luis Gil – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 3.07. Hitting that rookie wall that happens to all the greats, except me.

Gerrit Cole – 5 2/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.03. Aw, I am very sad about this for all the people who drafted a starter in the top ten. I’m sure they’ll have some very believable excuses why it still made a lot of sense.

Aaron Civale – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.40. “Why couldn’t I have this jerk?!” “Okay, okay, let’s keep it civil.” “I’m trying!” Streamonator doesn’t love his next start vs. the White Sox and I can understand why, but the White Sox are in playoffs-mode, and I’d start Civale if I needed it.

Jose Ramirez – 4-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 35th homer, hitting .265. Jo-Ram thrives on garbage teams, feeding the poor with his dingers. About to start calling him Jose Andres. After Andre Dawson, of course. What?

Lance Lynn – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.47, in 83 pitches. Are you laughing like I am at all the pitchers’ pitch counts? It’s nuts. No offense to Nicki Minaj’s cousin.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-4, and his 22nd homer, hitting .235. Currently, writing up the positional recaps that will be posted after the season ends, and Grandal is pretty close to a top five catcher, which shows me you kinda only need to excel in two of five categories to be a decent catcher.

Kris Bubic – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.72. Streamonator hates his next start, but it’s against the Tigers, and if I’m desperate, I’m streaming him. When you’re rooting around in the muck, looking for jewels below the surface, that’s the Bubic region.

Jarred Kelenic – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 3rd homer this weekend. A hot Kelenic sounds like a coffee cleanse from McDonald’s, but it’s a hot schmotato.

Mitch Haniger – 1-for-4 and his 34th homer. That t-shirt I saw on the back of that guy riding a motorcycle better not have read, “The Mitch Fell Off.”

Logan Gilbert – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.74. The unpredictability of rookie pitchers makes me think how Shane McClanahan will go around 100 overall next year, and Gilbert will go around 200, and either one can be great next year. Shane doesn’t even have better odds than Gilbert, but he will be treated like it.

Jose Siri – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Siri, who was Friday’s Buy? “Grey, the nearest Friday’s restaurant by you–” Shut up, Siri. So, Siri was filling in for Brantley, and now Kyle Tucker’s dealing with shoulder discomfort.

Chas McCormick – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four games. Fun fact! Chas’s real name is Cha-Cha-Cha but he shortened it. Chas might be a very light schmotato.

Garrett Richards – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.53, and his 3rd save. So, who’s the Red Sox closer? I’d guess anyone but Grr-Dicks, but Grr-Dicks could be it.

Aaron Nola – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.48. What did it take to get a good start out of Nola? Vee ess period the Mets.

Patrick Wisdom – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 27th homer. Wisdom’s no Frank Schwindel (2-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal), who reminds me of Joe DiMaggio only better. Wisdom’s not too shabby though, considering he has 27 homers in only 321 ABs. Who are you, 2019 Mitch Garver?

Trayce Thompson – 1-for-3 and a slam (1) and legs (2). This guy sounds like he was on a UPN sitcom with Tracee Ellis Ross, and it was called Tracee and Trayce.

Yu Darvish – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.13. Solid start that was helped by Rob Manfred paying off the home plate umpire. “Listen, you don’t want robots taking your job, and I don’t Tatis not making the playoffs. Let’s make a deal!”

Tommy Pham – 2-for-4, 2 runs. 3 RBIs and his 14th homer. The ol’ reverse jinx sell from Friday’s Buy. Maybe I should do the Padres a favor and say their team is the biggest disappointment I can remember in many years to see if I can reverse jinx them. You telling me Jake Arrieta wasn’t a good pick up? Vince Velasquez? Really? Hunh, big surprise.

Dominic Leone – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, as he replaced an injured Jake McGee because I grabbed Tyler Rogers everywhere. Still think it will be Mr. Rogers as the closer, but it might be whoever’s in the neighborhood, like Dominic Leone. Hey, did Mr. Rogers move onto Mulberry Street?

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 36th homer. And another homer in the Braves’ next game. Who wants some action? C’mon, I’ll collect if he homers and welch if he doesn’t.

Eddie Rosario – 4-for-4, and his 12th homer, 2nd homer in the last four games, as he hit for the cycle. I always think a player should get a bicycle after they hit for the cycle, like they’re at the Jersey Shore playing boardwalk games. Or they can wait until they hit for a 2nd cycle and trade both in for a four-wheeled vehicle. Rosario has been solid with the Braves, in general, and “in general” sounds like a faux pas when discussing the Braves. Any hoo! Was thinking about how Rosario’s gonna be dirt cheap next year, and I’m muy interested.

James Kaprielian – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.80. The J, The I, The M, The (spells out the rest of Jimmy), it’s the Jimmy Kap! Putting the A’s in fantastic. Okay, whatever, the Streamonator likes his next start and that’s all that matters this time of year.

Frankie Montas – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.57. Excuse me, that’s Oaktown 3.57!

Shohei Ohtani – 8 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.28. Yeah, but Vlad Jr.’s ERA is 0.00.

Hoy Park – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Watched Park for the first time the other day, and I was reminded of how Cougs parks. Not good, and I often say after each close call, “Hoy boy.”

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Karen R Rymer
9 months ago

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Dubjay
Dubjay
9 months ago

Hey grey,
Which 3 of these pitchers would you want to stream this week
L.GILBERT @LAA
C.KLUBER vsTEX
GIBSON vsPIT
IRVIN vs SEA
HOUSER vs STL

eballs
eballs
9 months ago

Elias Diaz (COL is at home until next Fri) or Varsho at catcher? (Points league)

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
9 months ago

I have Brujan on my minor league team but Baz is available. Drop Brujan for him? He looks legit.

Steve
Steve
9 months ago

Do you prefer J Sanchez or Hilliard (at home all week) in a league that penalizes Ks

Thanks

eballs
eballs
9 months ago

I get to keep 4 for the next 2 years. Who doesn’t make the cut? (Points league)

Story
Gausman
Lou Bob
Harper
Devers
Ketel Marte
Jorge Polanco

Steve
Steve
9 months ago

Fav MI for next two weeks:

Swanson, N Lopez, McNeil

Obp, Ks

Thanks

Nose Picking Joe Torre
Nose Picking Joe Torre
9 months ago

Darvish on wire– would u roll dice and grab him? (dump McKenzie who’s getting smacked around by royals today) Baz & Shane McClahanan also available..
thx..

Noce Picking Joe Torre
Noce Picking Joe Torre
Reply to  Nose Picking Joe Torre
9 months ago

Logan Gilbert also available…

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
9 months ago

stretch armweak (i like this one more than strong bean or the others similar to “bean”)’s gonna tank h2h teams with this one.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

I’ve only done H2H. How much H2H do Razzball tools support?

hondo
hondo
9 months ago

You think Rodon is really only going to get 1 more start after tonight ROS?Dayum,there are difficult decisions to be made.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

It looks like they’ll have 12 starts after tonight.I worry that TLR would want get to big brained and cool him down.
That worked out great for Aaron Boone and Luke Voit after Voit won Al Player of the week then got sat forever.Apples and oranges I know.
I swear the biggest market teams have the dumbest managers.Looking at you Parker.

Coolwhip
9 months ago

Also Jose Suarez start was not as bad as i thought it would be, haha, after that first inning i was like RUHROH… he clearly didn’t have his best stuff on Saturday. But after those 3 runs in first he settled in and gutted it out getting several groundouts until he got a few Ks late. Not a great outing but could have been a lot worse…

Curious now if he bounces back next start or if this is a sign of arm fatigue and the need to just pack it in.

Coolwhip
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

LOL… everything I love just dies (or gets roofied) Grey! You don’t get it! If I show love for 2 Angels at the same time, one of them dies (or gets IL’d for eternity). I’ll never love again. I only have enough room to love Ohtani, it’s the only way to protect those closed to me (or wearing Angels’ jerseys).

I do *like* what i’ve seen. And this gut-out start reinforced it. End of season post still coming (along with 2022 Ohtani first overall primer LOL).

Screwballs
Screwballs
9 months ago

Grey,

It’s playoff time again. I hope your teams are doing well. I need to stream some SP this week. Can you rank the following:

Joe Ryan – @CHC
James Kaprielian – SEA
E-Rod – NYM; NYY
Carlos Hernandez – @CLE
R Yarborough – MIA
M Gonzales – @OAK; @LAA
T Anderson – @LAA

Thanks in advance!

Screwballs
Screwballs
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks!

Coolwhip
9 months ago

Vlad doesn’t have a zero ERA, that would require a scoreless inning… its null!

bruh, do you even math? ;-) stop blurbstomping my boi

What's a Drexl?
What's a Drexl?
Reply to  Coolwhip
9 months ago

he’s right though, anybody attempting to vote for vladito over otani should/will try to use that, as nothing else makes any damn sense to claim otani isn’t best player in the AL.

Daze
Daze
9 months ago

Grey
Urquidy at Angels
or Joe Ryan at Cubs
I need K’s
The win does’nt matter

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Interesting
Thanks

denp1717
denp1717
9 months ago

I’m in the semi finals and agonizing over starting Baz against Toronto. What do you think?? 10team H2H Thanks!!

denp1717
denp1717
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Appreciate it!!

denp1717
denp1717
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Looked pretty good tonight, That HR was a god pitch. I think he is a keeper!!!

K
K
9 months ago

Kelenic or Thomas ?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
9 months ago

-5.8 on SON…
vs the AL CY winner…
F it lets gooooo!

herschel
herschel
9 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto, need to start one of the following. need ratios/ks. who do you like this week?

gausman – @sd
baz – vs tor (maybe vs mia?)
framber – @ laa, @ oak
ynoa – @ ari, @ sd

thanks!

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
9 months ago

Grey, thanks for all you guidance peppered with puns and general hilarity. Letting you and everyone know it is possible to overcome Bellinger — I dropped him when my playoffs started and 3 weeks later won the championship last night. Thanks for all your help along the way!

Bish
Bish
9 months ago

Grey, who do you prefer last 2 weeks of season in a points league?

1) Segura or Muncy at 2B?
2) Yordan or O’Neill at OF?

3) Overall hitter: Schwindel or Franmil?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
9 months ago

oh you saw that darvish start where clearly the umps were paid to keep the playoff race as close as possible in the NL for the last spot “i.e. the right to fly to SF or LAD and play one game” there was one o’neill “K” pitch that was literally 4 inches outside the strike zone (there were others, but that was worst one).

12 teamer i have this (had a bye in 1st round):
SP: luzardo vs WAS today,
c.hernandez (start moved from @ CLE in doubleheader to wed @ CLE), s.gray, eovaldi, desclafani, otani, woodruff and marco gonz (@ OAK tomorrow, -7 SON)

these in FA:
– j.ryan (this seems like just an immediate add, over somebody, off the charts SON @ CHC tomorrow over 18 SON)
– rasmussen (just keeps beating SON, tomorrow vs TOR)
– patino (vs MIA, thursday 14.9)

drop marco gonz (even though he’s been mostly ok even on road, def good at home) or j.luzardo for j.ryan and stream the other slot or something else?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  jason batteiger
9 months ago

could gamble on baz today too vs TOR, SON of course hates.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

I, of course, watched that game, and I don’t agree with Jason B’s comment. That pitch had to be 6 inches off the plate.

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  VinWins
9 months ago

fair enough. silly-ass horrible (i.e. not edmonds, and he only does road games) announcers even called it 3 inches, yr probably right.

Stevo
Stevo
9 months ago

I’m in the finals and it lasts for 2 weeks starting today. I need to start 3 of the following 6:

Carlson
Conforto
Grisham
McCutchen
Ohtani
Yelich

Many thanks for your advice!

alps
alps
9 months ago

Grey

A) Would you drop Lauer for Urquidy who has 2 stats this week against Angels and Oakland
B) Who do you like better Gilbert or Lauer
Thanks

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
9 months ago

Also have Tapia

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
9 months ago

Who to start this week – Lane Thomas, Soler, Schwarber, Grisham? Need 2. Thx!

Ciwa
Ciwa
9 months ago

Hi grey!
I need a hot bat for this final week.
My waiver offers:
Sano
Benintendi
Hampson
Duvall (but i have riley and soler)
Longoria
Lane Thomas
Siri (enough play time?)

Who will you pick up?

Second question, this is a keeper league, will u cut Yelich for one of those above?

Thanks a lot!

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

Please rate top 3.
Ryan @ ChC; Josiah Gray @ Mia; Irvin (Sea); Kaprielan (Sea); Eliesar (Was).

ray
ray
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

I would not trust Gray pitching against you right now.

toolshed
toolshed
9 months ago

2 weeks to. Would you cut conforto for Hampson or kelenic? Rockies on a 9 game home stand but face LAD and SF then wash. Which one do you prefer? I am looking for everything btw: r,sb,hr,rbi

League 2: Would you cut soler for either of them as well? Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

I cut Conforto with 5 games for Lux in Colorado and AZ. What a bust.

McZero
McZero
9 months ago

Who should I start this week?
Reynaldo – at Detroit but his last start was pretty bad.
Joe Ryan – looks like he’s lined up to start at Wrigley against the Cubs
Baz – against the Blue Jays at home

McZero
McZero
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

It’s a 12 team mixed league. I also have Lauer against the Mets and Logan Gilbert at Anaheim. Should I drop either of them for Lopez or Baz? I’ve already decided I’m starting Ryan. I guess too much pitching is a good problem.

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
9 months ago

Bundy or Carrasco for 2022

ERad
ERad
9 months ago

Finals week babyyyy

Starting a new job too on Monday – I put you as a reference, hope you don’t mind!

IowaCubs
IowaCubs
9 months ago

Hey I just realized how much I missed this website. You’re almost 14 years old here.

cable
cable
9 months ago

You got any any idea what my life would be worth if certain people found out I checked into a laughing academy ?

hit my 12 team h/h points redraft league to a tune of $3,000…thanks to the people at Razzball for your daily info which helped the cause, 3 years following you people here at Razzball have a 50-17 record with 2 League Championships and 1 2nd place finish…….looks like next year I’ll pay for the adviceI get from here keep up the great work…..thanks again

ray
ray
9 months ago

How do you feel about Ynoa this week @AZ and @SD?
And about Stratton as a closer?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

So it means removing Lauer vs Mets and Rasmusen vs Tor..

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

I’ll go for it. I have outside shot at the title (repeat) and a great shot at runner up.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks.
Look forward to your prelim rankings for 2020…when are they out?

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
9 months ago

2022*

Bowling for Dollars
Bowling for Dollars
9 months ago

Hey Grey,

Rodon @DET
Ranger Suarez vs BAL
Ynoa @ARI
Carlos Hernandez @CLE

Start all? Bench any?

Thanks.

Bowling for Dollars
Bowling for Dollars
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks Grey

Bowling for Dollars
Bowling for Dollars
Reply to  Bowling for Dollars
9 months ago

Never mind about C Hernandez. Fantrax has him listed as starting today.

Will
Will
9 months ago

Is Rosario a full time starter now? Seems like he was benched often over the last two weeks (4 times in 13 games by my count) but he’s now started 5 of the last 6 games. Maybe Pederson is on the outs with ATL? Thanks.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

The “Pederson is a full time player” experiment didn’t last long this season either w/ the Cubs or the Braves. A career .230 hitter will always mean revert.

Sean
Sean
9 months ago

Need a batty call this week…do I go Lux, Dalbec, J. Sanchez, B. Rodgers, or Gallo if healthy?

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Lux [email protected], [email protected]
Dalbec 2vsNYM, 3vsNYY
JSanchez 3vsWAS, [email protected]
Rodgers 3vsLAD, 3vsSFG
Gallo 3vsTEX, [email protected] (neck injury, iffy)

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks!!

Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
Mrs. Roger. Dorn.
9 months ago

Grey, how do you rank these matchups for today.. I’m hunting for quality starts:

Framber (@ LAA)
Ranger (vs BAL)
Cortes (vs TEX)
Manaea (vs SEA)

rolliefingers
rolliefingers
9 months ago

Compadre Mustachio, I’ve made the finals. If I win, it’s a peach daiquiri on me. Who do you like the most this week (i.e., pick one)?

Scherzer @ COL
L. Webb @ SD
S. Gray v WAS
Fried v WAS
Ian Anderson @ ARI

rolliefingers
rolliefingers
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Points league. I have Ranger Suarez (v BAL, v PIT), Wheeler (v BAL), and Nola (v PIT) as my other three starters. I need to pick a 4th. The Streamonator has Scherzer projected with the most points from my other options, but Streamo also projects him to have a 4.70 era this week.

This is how the Streamo is forecasting the points:
Scherzer – 11.75 pts
S. Gray – 10.4 pts
Fried – 9.3 pts
L. Webb – 8.7 pts

I also have a couple options available in the free agent pool:
Tyler Anderson (@ OAK, @ LAA), Streamo forecasts 17.5 pts
Erick Fedde (@ MIA, @ CIN), Streamo forecasts 17.25 pts

My fear with Anderson and Fedde is they could get lit up, both have a fairly low floor.

RICE
RICE
9 months ago

Hey Grey!

Which one of the below gets the final starting spot for my playoff round this week?

Cease @ CLE (10.6$)
Carrasco @ MIL (9$)
Reynaldo Lopez @ DET (-4.1$)
Carlos Hernandez @ CLE (-5.8$)
Stroman @ BOS (-23.3$)

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks Grey! I didn’t know what to do with that one.

RICE
RICE
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Hey Again!

With the Kitterage injury, I need to fill another pitching spot in this week’s lineup. Who is up after Cease in this group?

Thanks!

Drunk Mets PR Team
Drunk Mets PR Team
9 months ago

Hey Grey and Rudy and all the writers, thanks for everything this year! I started every single weekday during the season with coffee and the daily recap. And swung over to Hittertron and Streamonator almost every afternoon.

You guys/ladies are the best. I hope my home league never discovers you.

I just lost my playoff matchup in said league in true H2H fashion, with everything coming down to the average category. Freeman’s 9th inning single put me in the lead before d’Arnaud’s groundout a few batters later knocked me down to .2488 to my opponents .2490. My team hit .110 for the day.

So with great bitterness and emptiness that no one in my real life understands, I slink into fantasy baseball hibernation. I promise to pop in and read some content during the quiet season though. Cheers to y’all!

P.S. When do 2022 rankings come out? Is it now? … What about now? I’m refreshing but I don’t see anything!!

Miguel Tovar
Miguel Tovar
9 months ago

Just want to throw out some love for Razzball and Grey in particular. I’ve been reading his posts for going on 10 years now and I really appreciate the daily work that’s put into this amazing site. Testimonial time! 2019 I made it to championship week in 4 of 4 leagues and won two. (Should’ve been 3 but dude got lucky). 2020 I didn’t play at all since we drafted so early and money was refunded. I decided not to redraft for a 60 game season. This year? I made the playoffs in all 5 leagues. Had a 1st round bye in 3 of them and last week I went 1-1. So I start my week with an opportunity to make it to another 4 (out of 5) championships. Grey’s insights, rankings, and daily summaries keep me kicking ass day in and out. Razzball has been my secret weapon for years now. Here’s hoping the god of fantasy baseballers show favor on me these last two weeks. And again cheers to another great season for the man himself Grey. Well except that Cody Bellanger recommendation this season. Lol.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

Wander may return tomorrow (and available). Wander or Eddie Rosario?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
9 months ago

just a thanks for everything you all do, i dont ask many questions on here because most are already answered above but ive already secured 1 nice money league and another im up 6 points for a nice payday

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

im in 2nd in the originals,,kind of wasnt following it a few weeks or might have been able to get to 1st

LastPlace
LastPlace
9 months ago

I am still laughing at your Norm McDonald (RIP) clip. Hysterical.

VinWins
VinWins
9 months ago

As expected, after dominating the regular season I was upset in the playoffs. Of course, with that negative attitude, what chance did I have?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

1. Bench Bat – Should I cut Sano for Eddie Rosario?

2. I’m not desperate for Saves (but one never knows). I’m looking for an SP; should I cut Tanner Houck or Matt Barnes?

Perhaps this’ll be my last Barnes question this season.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
9 months ago

anyone else having issues with fantrax transactions taking a long time seems like its buffering for a minute before it moves to next step,its even doing it on my laptop

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

Hey Grey!

I placed 2nd this season… thank you for all the help! As promised, I just donated to buy you a Boba. See you next season!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
9 months ago

Noticed your blurb on Rosario and wanted to add a tidbit of infor.

Did you realize Rosario saw five pitches yesterday and hit for the cycle? That has to be the fastest cycle in MLB history. Guy loves to swing at the first pitch, hence his .308 on-base pct. Just thought that was crazy and interesting.

Rich
Rich
9 months ago

Good Day Grey……I have to bench ONE for the week….Who should it be?

A. Riley
Ian Happ
Cronenworth
C. Taylor
Hays
Benintendi

Keeks
Keeks
9 months ago

Morning Grey, back in the finals! going for the 4-peat this year thanks to razzball!

12 team H2h, Pitching Cats are: ERA, WHIP, Ks, QS, Solds

Here’s how my starters lineup this week thru Friday:
Freddy v STL
Framber @LAA
Nestor Cortes v TEX
Manoah @TB
EdRod v NYM
Sale v NYM
Musgrove @SF
Lynn @CLE

Would you just throw all of these and go for volume to win Ks and QS and Solds and then hope the ratios do well? Or only throw the best rated starts on the SON and sacrifice Ks to try to win ratios and solds and maybe QS if lucky?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Great to hear, will start them all, thank you!

Yes, finally the hording of pitchers with good playoff matchups pays off. Just need the hitting to come through and win a few categories. Snagging Mondesi at the end of the regular season was an absolute godsend for my steals production, could be a league-winning move!

Keeks
Keeks
9 months ago

If you are reading this, it either means you made it to your fantasy baseball semifinals/finals or you are just a true lover of razzball. An elite group to be a part of.

daniel cabrera fan 40
daniel cabrera fan 40
9 months ago

Dealt Means because of your advice & he was dealt again to my H2H playoff opponent, but I took him down with the help of Marco Gonzales (also a smart call on your part).

As I head into the semi-finals, thanks man!

The Offisholl Eric Cuckoldbell
The Offisholl Eric Cuckoldbell
9 months ago

Paint ball gun to your nuts…you starting Luzardo home game against WAS today? SON says 5.0.

luvdarooks
9 months ago

Need 2b and OBP Hoerner Yaz (sitting a lot later) or Miller Which one to bench for the week that begins today.

Also Rogers ( Mia) rasmussen -gilbert- C Hernandez ( KC)
Need Whip QS & K’s in that order and can only start one who are your top two ?

Saint
Saint
9 months ago

Hello Grey,

It’s probably been asked before, however could you please advise where you think the following players will be ranked next year:

1). Semien

2). Riley

3). O’Neill

Thanks in advance for your feedback

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Saint
9 months ago

Sorry, please add:

4). Mullins

5). Teoscar

Thanks again

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thank you. I should have clarified. Top 20, 30, etc. Especially curious if O’Neill is top 100.

Appreciate you kind sir!

OddBall Herrera
OddBall Herrera
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Semien remains a mystery to me. That guy’s spray chart looks like he made his living hitting a bunch of cheapies straight down the line, and I have no idea how sustainable that is. Is there something about the Toronto dimensions? Because he looks a heck of a lot like vintage Bautista.

Anyway, he is my leading candidate in the “Laugh all the way to the bank for 2021 and then let someone else pay a 40/15 premium for a 25/15 guy” category. I am willing to be talked down from this though – going to be weighing him and India at 2B in my dynasty league.

stevie
stevie
9 months ago

I’m in the semis and I was hoping you’d advise on my lineup. It’s a weekly league with daily changes. Just concerned about hitting right now. What would Grey do if this was your roster and these players were on waivers? They are mostly guys from your latest buy column
Grandal
Abreu
Muncy
Polanco
K. Seager
Sano
Arozarena
Springer
Edman
Conforto
Haase
Farmer
Cruz

On waivers
Siri
Wade
J.P. Crawford
De La Cruz
Peters

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Yes. I can platoon. Thanks for the advice, I’ll try those moves.

ray
ray
9 months ago

Grey,
Start one this week:
Siri [email protected], [email protected], Rosario [email protected], [email protected], Lewin Diaz 3vs WSH, [email protected], Bryan De La Cruz 3vs WSH, 3 @TB or Harrsion Bader [email protected], [email protected]

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
9 months ago

Luis Patino vs Miami, or Gausman @SD?

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
9 months ago

Could even entertain going Drew Rasmussen vs TOR…last two starts, 10 IP @ TOR and BOS, 1ER…he has been great

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
9 months ago

Throw in Lux 3 @Col, 3vs AZ

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Agree.
Thanks for everything this season, Grey…love the site and will be back next year.

eballs
eballs
9 months ago

Would you start Gonzales tomorrow @ Oak? (Points league)

Ryan N Wheeler
Ryan N Wheeler
9 months ago

Kelenic, Benintendi, L. Thomas, or Dalbec for my finals week?

Ryan N Wheeler
Ryan N Wheeler
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Thanks! LETS GOOOOO

Hamporter
Hamporter
9 months ago

Good Morning,

16 team H2H championship week! Was in last after week 7, so I’ve basically been in playoff mode since June.

1.Which one of these would you sit?
Longoria, Wade Jr.: [email protected] and [email protected] (looks like 6 righties)
Moncada, Leury: [email protected], [email protected]

2. I’ve been rolling Zunino out as catcher but would you switch him for Haase this week?

Zunino: 3 TOR(Ray,Manoah,Stripling) 3MIA (Cabrera, Sandy,Luzardo)

Haase: 3CWS (Rodon, Keuchel, Lopez) 3KC( Bubic, Kowar, Singer)

Thanks for the much needed guidance this year!

scoboticus
scoboticus
9 months ago

In a keeper league, you like Eddie Rosario over any of my current OFs?
Reynolds
Lourdes Gurriel
Jesus Sanchez

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
9 months ago

I just added Eddie Rosario (albeit after the cycle) in a points league. I don’t count last year’s numbers and he was injured for awhile in 2021….twice I believe. But looking back to 2019 and beyond, I think hitting .275 with 20+ hr is a safe floor if he can remain healthy. I’d like to see him walk more. And he’s a free agent so who knows where he lands. I’m a tad worried he may have peaked in 2019 much like David Peralta, and now he’s just ordinary. But did $1, ill give it a shot next season.

toolshed
toolshed
9 months ago

Baz the player to be named later in the Archer deal. As if losing Meadows and Glasnow wasn’t enough for the pirates to give up. A former first rd pick, 12th overall. Gotta give kudos to the Pirates; they sure know how to run a franchise.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
9 months ago

Hi Grey – great write up! In the home stretch now and need 1 of the following pitchers for my H2H playoff week. I’m not sure if Gausman gets 2 starts but their matchups are below:

Logan Webb @SD
Cease @ CLE
Gausman @SD and maybe @ COL

Thanks!
LG

Peter guigli
9 months ago

Baz is going against the blue jays and Robbie Ray. Would you still pick up Baz?

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
9 months ago

Grey!!

Fantastic!!

a. Didn’t start Corbin, despite the buy advice from Friday. Actually had him rostered everywhere, then saw he’s facing a reborn Rox roster and thought better of it. Then signed up Happ, dropping Corbin. Then thought better of that and went with a bat in one league and Lauer in another. Lauer gave up 1 hit (a solo shot) in 5.1 IP!! Still no good pitching so way better just stacking the bats.

b. Friedl ’cause duh Naquin, Shogo and Winker all injured!! 2016 undrafted free agent!! Went to college and is now 25! LHH in the mould of Winker, so call him Winker 2.0. 15/15/.285 with 1:1 K:BB is my prediction for 2022.

c. Sorry for missing Friday.

d. Sorry for messing up Peter Falk info. On the Marx Brothers’ quote site I use, it still says he’s 94. So either their intel is wrong or they haven’t updated the site since 2011, both highly likely possibilities.

e. Norm MacDonald quote of the day for September 20, 2021

‘Another breakthrough in the Middle East, Arab-Israeli negotiators working through the night, accidentally resolved the baseball strike.’

f. Marx Brothers quote of the day for September 20, 2021

Mr. Grover: ‘If you’re a detective, I’m a monkey’s uncle.’

Wolf J. Flywheel: ‘Keep your family out of this!’

Mr. Grover=Douglas Dumbrille; Wolf J. Flywheel=Groucho

‘The Big Store’

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Grey!

a. I realize that. However, they record two things in that part of the page.

1. Those who have died on this day.

2. Those who are alive and celebrate a b-day today.

b. Untold Norm MacDonald joke

‘Access to fresh drinking water is a human right. Still no water for you Frank Stallone, ya filthy animal.’

Cheers,
Ante

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

Grey!!!

Exactly, he should be in the ‘those who have died’ column. Mystery solved.

Haha, untold ’cause I just made it up.

Cheers,
Ante

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
9 months ago

On Saturday, I dropped Givens for Rogers assuming he’d be the SF closer. (and Cincy is imploding) Then Leone got the 1st opportunity -< it'll be a committee (or worse). I get 6 moves this week and want to save some for late week if I need SPs for this week's match.

Is it worth a waiver claim to try re-claiming Givens?

Liam BAve
Liam BAve
9 months ago

Hey Grey!

In the finals! In what order would you drop Swanson, Cron, or Soler and what order would you pick up Siri, Hampson or Jesus Sanchez? Going for four in a row!

Liam BAve
Liam BAve
Reply to  Liam BAve
9 months ago

Also could pick up dalbec

Liam BAve
Liam BAve
Reply to  Grey
9 months ago

thanks!

Kcc26
Kcc26
9 months ago

Pick one:

Bubic v Detroit
W. Peralta v KC
Cole Irvin v Sea
Kaprielian v Sea
R. Hill @Mil
Cobb v Hou
Yarbrough v Mia

Thanks!