The Cleveland Starting Pitcher Factory (housed in a former The Old Spaghetti Factory) made its mark by producing low-priced alternatives that reduced meatball consumption. You might remember the host, Giuseppe, from the Dominican Republic, always mentioned his father loved “The Godfather.” Well, there’s another low-priced starter conveyor belt spitting out alternatives with nasty stuff, The Tampa Bay Rays Starting Pitcher Factory, which is in the back alley behind one of the 29 local-area Hooter’s ristorantes. The workers/coaches all wear hosiery, and manage to produce one fine-ass starter after another. Today’s starter was Shane McClanahan (4 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 5 Ks), and excuse me while I put my eyes back in my head. His 92 MPH slider alone was like, “I’ll have some cheese, and the check please.” He partnered that pitch with a 101 MPH fastball, and I looked to grab him in every league. Honestly, I hadn’t seen stuff like that in some time from a prospect. I’d think of him like Michael Kopech. Solid handful of innings, who is rosterable in all leagues, but don’t drop anyone too valuable. The big concern for McClanahan is sometimes he losses the feel and the plate, so he could be prone to roofies, but I don’t put on hosiery and walk into a back alley of a Hooter’s asking for a factory tour for nothing. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Luis Patino – 2 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Okay, forget what I said on McClanahan, and grab Patino! No, I kid, but they’re both prolly worth having in most leagues, and likely not that different on value. The stuff in that back alley of Hooter’s is just so nasty!

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .167. People saying Lowe was just a 2020 darling, and he didn’t break out, should be run out of town. So, he’s suddenly a .167 hitter? Y’all don’t even believe what comes out you brain bulb, right?

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. Someone dropped him in my RCL, which seems like the wrong move. Like just dumb, dumb, dumb–Okay, I make so many moves in my RCL it might’ve been me. I don’t think it was, but 100% can’t be sure.

Marco Gonzales – Headed to the IL with a forearm strain. Damn, that really sucks–Where is Logan Gilbert?! Is he and MacKenzie Gore locked in an elevator somewhere? Stop Droopy Dog’ing “going down” and start going up to the majors! Logan Gilbert will be mentioned in this afternoon’s Buy, as he has been for the last few weeks. To see the Buy/Sell right now, subscribe to our Patreon.

Yusei Kikuchi – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners (1 hit), 7 Ks, ERA at 4.40. Amazing what Kikuchi was able to do thru 6 1/3 IP yesterday, because it was really a terrible conundrum. Yusei no hitter? Then you jinx him. What do you do there? Yu don’t sei? Then it’s Darvish? You’ve confused Yuself. Obviously Kikuchi is decent and streamable, and rosterable, and I’m not calling conspiracy here, but how does he have such a terrible ERA all the time when people keep saying nice things about him?

Kendall Graveman – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3rd save, ERA at zippo. When the Graveman comes for you, you can’t run fast enough, or score runs.

Taylor Trammell – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer. Wonder if I can get Taylor Trammell to donate a portion of his home runs to my 1st round picks, Juan Soto or Trevor Story. I’ll take either.

Luis Garcia – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.70. I wish he’d get more at-bats with the Nats, because I have him in an NL-Only league. *intern whispers in ear* A different Luis Garcia? That seems not ideal. I’ve gone over the AstrosLuis Garcia before, search the site for: Big-boned. Still more of an AL-Only guy, or deep mixers.

Sam Hilliard – Optioned to minors, as the Rockies added Matt Adams. Your new Rockies, same as the old Rockies. It’s actually beyond words at this point. Sam Hilliard went 35/22/.262 in Triple-A in 2019, and has no chance to play since. Maybe he won’t be anything, but do you think you’re going to discover something with Matt Adams? Like what even is Matt Adams doing in the majors, let alone on a team that should be rebuilding. Bud Black sucks, the Rockies suck; the Prospblockies suck. I hate them.

Luke Weaver – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.91. That could’ve went better. Well, at least he helped a few of my Rockies’ hitters who were slumping. Haha, bright side. *long mournful groan*

Josh Rojas – 2-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .196. Wonder if Kole Calhoun ever looks at Rojas and is like, “You’re not red, I’m red.” Prolly. So, Josh the Red is like the Prospect Wishicorn. Put some hopes and dreams on him, but there’s no such thing as a Prospect Wishicorn.

Stefan Crichton – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save, ERA at 5.00. Ya know what Crichton is? A shut down closer. Now, hold that first part up to the mirror so it says the opposite of ‘shut down’ and keep the closer part. Still kinda expect Soria to get saves when he returns, like, maybe seven of them all year, but Crichton appears to be the ‘now’ closer. This is not a great situation for saves.

Matthew Boyd – 1 IP, 2 ER, and called the manager to the mound to be taken out of the game. Oh, Boy are D–Wait, they’re IL stints now. Sounds like his knee was barking, and that’s a woof from me, dawg.

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 0.72. Rodon looks effectively wild. Do people still say that or did that get cancelled because someone found a Tarzan man in the jungles of Mauritius and ‘effectively wild’ needed to be changed to ‘untamed?’ Is untamed worse?

Yermin Mercedes – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .423. Oh, is that it? I’m dealing with some 1st round Toyotas and I could’ve had a last round Mercedes.

Dylan Cease – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.96. The Tigers just rolled over yesterday like they were mimicking moves of Carole Baskin on Dancing With The Stars. Streamonator loved this start for Cease, and doesn’t like his next, and I agree.

Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. OZUNA hit third longest home run at Truist. OZUNA hit longest non-Acuña home run at Truist. OZUNA find out from Elias Sports Bureau who bore him to death.

Nico Hoerner – 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 1st steal. Okay, we need to put our collective energies to getting Hoerner to hit leadoff. It’s not just for Hoerner; Anthony Rizzo (3-for-6) hitting leadoff sucks for fantasy. Can you imagine any manager with any sense seeing Rizzo hit leadoff? “How can you get ducks on the pond in front of him? Is this David Ross guy stupid in the head?” That’s the Ghost of Earl Weaver.

Adbert Alzolay – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.71. ACKCHUALLY has pitched better than his ERA — 9.9 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, 3.75 FIP, 3.10 xERA, whatever you wanna look at! Been a little lucky on BABIP, and crazy unlucky on LOB. I will call you LOBert. Any hoo! I liked him in the preseason, and still do, but he does feel like the kind of guy the Streamonator will never like.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.16. Will people pick up this giant idiot already so he blows up and I never have to talk about him again? C’mon, do your buddy Grey a solid.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. See what I said for Gibson, but in the reverse. People started dropping the Israel Diner-Falafel and now he’s hitting. Point your index finger at your nose and repeat this, “I am the difference maker.”

Corbin Burnes – Hit the IL with undisclosed reasons, which means one of two things and I don’t think it’s “cat’s got his tongue.”

Travis Shaw – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .217. That’s right, your 2019 NL MVP, baby!

Eric Lauer – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, in his 1st start vs. Trevor Bauer – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.48. This matchup was billed as “Lauer/Bauer, a shot a minute, that’s the Power Hour. Lauer is known as a loving soul, Bauer’s a f***ing troll.” Too bad Bauer retired Consummate4Sight. What’s that you ask? Oh, here ya go, but this is NSFA (A is for anywhere) — yes, it’s Trevor Bauer’s very brief stint as a rapper; it is as good as it sounds, literally:

Brusdar Graterol – Hit the IL with forearm tightness. Sigh, someone get Dr. James Andrews out of his Ferrari-shaped hot tub.

Aaron Nola – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.11. You ever combine his name to Aaronola and subconsciously look at your areola? Hmm, maybe it’s just me.

Kwang-hyun Kim – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.29.”No one Phils the bat crack,” Kim. It’s a famous quote. Also, looked at the Streamonator for Kim, and it likes his next.

Trey Mancini – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .247. It’s not Charlie Sheen’s mom, that’s Ma Sheen. It’s not the Hitter-Tron‘s 1st wife, that’s Machiney. It’s Trey Mancini!

Gleyber Torres – 1-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .231. Earlier in the game, Gleyber couldn’t even drive in a run with the bases loaded vs. the O’s. Is he making us wait until September before we see a big Gleyber Day blowout? At the very least, I wish I drafted Memorial Torres instead.

Jordan Montgomery – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 4.39. It’s ironic a guy named Montgomery can’t even get 3 Ks.

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luvdarooks
1 year ago

Who Should I hold because I can keep them this year and next year… Dalton jeffreeze or Gilbert from Seattle

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Hey Gray, happy Friday,

My team is a mess.

1. Pham is killing me. Someone dropped Austin meadows. Would you drop Pham or Adolis Garcia for him? Or kirillof? (trying to be patient). I could also drop Wong but he’s been hitting well. Meadows has been awful but maybe he figures it out?

2. Would you drop Alex Wood/ynoa or Bassit for Mcclanahan?

Thanks!

ellis
ellis
1 year ago

Better bench bat, Kepler CTaylor Adolis O’Neill Pham Benitendi

thank you and hava nice weekend

Adam P
Adam P
1 year ago

Does anyone thinking dumping Victor Robles and giving Mike Trauchman a shot is a good idea?

Adam P
Adam P
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Cool. Thanks!

iamnotasmartman
iamnotasmartman
1 year ago

Damn Grey you made me laugh out loud right off the bat…

“The Cleveland Starting Pitcher Factory (housed in a former The Old Spaghetti Factory)”

Well played.

Chris H
Chris H
1 year ago

10 team Dynasty league. How would you rank these?

Luzardo
Mize
Ynoa
McClanahan

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

The Tatis body swap joke on Twitter last night killed me.

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
1 year ago

reworked the trade from earlier to get a bit more
NL only roto 5*5 with BB instead of R

get: bohm PHI + nimmo NYM

give: trevor rogers MIA, alex reyes STL, avisail garcia MIL

Matty
Matty
1 year ago

Thank you so much for the Bauer rap.
It’s a real diamond in the rough.

Garrett
Garrett
1 year ago

Hi Grey, in a 12 team keeper league H2h – thanks to your help currently holding down 1st place. Max you can keep a player is 3 years.

i got offered My Hosmer and Means to get :
Lux and Liam Hendricks

roster is below for further context. I know how high you are on Hosmer and Means so curious for your thoughts

C – Vasquez
1b- Albomso – pete
2b- Edman
3b- JRam
SS- FTJ
MI- STory
CI – Hosmer
Of- Harper
OF – Walsh
Of- Castellanos
OF- Robles
Util – Cron
Util -Mercedes
Util – Badadooo

SPithcers are :

Degrom
DArvish
Lynn
Urqudity
BAssitt
Means
Peralta
Mahle
Kikuchi

DL – CArrasco

Closers – Kimbrel,Valdez, Stautmont

Garrett
Garrett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

would Gurriel over lux change your mind? or you still prefer Hosmer to both. Means has been no slouch either

Garrett
Garrett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Lourdes and yeah i hear ya means and hosmer are keeper value.

Lourdes good keeper value and Liam just trying to help me in this season alone

Chet
Chet
1 year ago

Grey, Will Bobby Dalbec ever become a top 100-150 player? What do you think his ceiling is (as overall player ranking)? Thanks.

Chet
Chet
Reply to  Chet
1 year ago

Holding in a 12 team dynasty league.

Chet
Chet
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

10 team need to drop one bat…
Teoscar
Tapia
A.Eaton

Also 10 tm Maeda and Hendricks are they streamers at this point?

Happy friday.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
1 year ago

They just keep blowing my ratios in h2h.
I’d be left with rodon, ed rod, stroman, t.walker, l,castillio and boys. its only a 10 tm and I have 3.5 closers. Staumont, yimi, tay Rogers, will smith.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
1 year ago

Boyd not boys…..

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

10 team need to drop one bat…
Teoscar
Tapia
A.Eaton

Also 10 tm Maeda and Hendricks are they streamers at this point?

Happy friday.

Lincoln T
Lincoln T
1 year ago

12 team mixed points league… my pitching staff is
DeGrom
Scherzer
Berrios
Paddack
Manaea
Gausman
Pineda
Bench: Triston McKenzie, Cease and Alzolay

Need to drop at least 1 , assume from the bench.
Who would you drop?
Would you pick up McLanahan for any other after dropping one?

Thanks Grey, top 3 in my league annually because of this site.

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

Escobar or solak? Doubles, triples, strikeouts and walks count

jiggy nits
jiggy nits
1 year ago

really need hitting in nl only roto 5*5 with bb instead of runs

feeling good about my pitching, getting crushed in hitting, last place in walks

my alex reyes STL and trevor rogers MIA for their alex bohm. too much?

JP
JP
1 year ago

Another Lindor question, him or Moncada ROS?

Also, Rendon or Moncada?

Curious George
Curious George
1 year ago

Obviously not the role they are currently in, but curious who you think has more QS this season: kopech or mcclanaDAMN?

brett
brett
1 year ago

My pitching staff… 10 team league (holds/saves)

SP
Trevor Rogers
Kopech
Javier
Snell
Ryu
Gausman
Gray
Pearson

RP
Alex Reyes
Karinchak
Clase

Would you give up anyone for….?
Ynoa, McClanahan, Patino, Garrett Whitlock, Singer, Staumont, Diekman, Gore

Thanks!

gary Z
gary Z
1 year ago

Hope all is well Grey!

Well, I traded FTJ for Yelich… I now need a SS or 2B since I do have Edman who is eligible at both.

Its a 10team h2h, available on the wire is:

Nico Hoerner
Dylan Moore
Falefa

I hope you got to see the double play that Wong turned on the Dodgers last night! Go Brewers!!

Thanks as always and have a great weekend!

-Gary Z

Gary Z
Gary Z
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Encouraging game from Bohm yesterday!

May is gonna be our month. All the razzball favorites are gonna turn it around. (Looking at you Lindor).

H
H
1 year ago

Please rate these Outfielders ROS in a H2H points league: Hampson, Kepler, J Upton. Thank you!

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Would you start Yarbrough vs Hou.?

Thanks

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

So Nate Pearson getting activated hurt me as I am stashing him. I can’t send trade offers with him there.

Do you think Pearson is up anytime soon?
Should I hold onto pearson I was hoping to try to move a starter for a closer? My staff is Bieber, Lynn, Castillo, Luzardo, Rogers, Plesac, Means, Mahle and Civale.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

I’m facing IKF & Ozuna this week, which is why they’re blowing up.

Also, worth tooting my own horn here, but I told people not to drop I’m King-of-Falafel like 3 days ago. Toot toot. No one listens to me. Sigh

After a couple topics I finally have a question;
Shane McClanahan or Nate Pearson (currently holding Pearson)? I can’t have both. Worried McClanahanahanahanahan won’t be stretched out?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hot dog!

Seriously, how is that dude a professional athlete? He makes John Kruk look like Arnold Schwarzenegger

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Coaches: “Dude, you really need to get into shape!”

Vogey; “round is a shape”

angels after hours
angels after hours
1 year ago

Chapman or Muncy ROS
Thank you

angels after hours
angels after hours
Reply to  angels after hours
1 year ago

Please add JD Davis to that

Gmark
Gmark
1 year ago

Drop Biggio for Berti?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Forgot to wish ya Happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!

Also, got a trade offer in my 12-team, H2H, weekly-lineup, keeper (3-player) league (restrictive roster/ bench spots):

– I give: Ty France (2B)
– I get: Mercedes (DH-only)

Roster below. do I pull the trigger?

C: Ramos
1B: Freeman
2B: France
3B: Biggio
SS: Lindor
OF: Acuna, Edman, Conforto
DH: Teoscar Hernandez
BN: Bohm, Adolis Garcia, Jazz Chisholm (IL), Ke’Bryan Hayes (IL), Wendle
SP (start 4): Bieber, Buehler, Paddack, Gausman, May, Tailon, Eovaldi, Streamer spot
RP (start 2): Iglesias, Garcia

IL (2): Mondesi, Lamet

thanks again, again :)

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Time flies!

and thanks again!

chicano33
chicano33
1 year ago

Grey,
What are your thoughts on Singer and Rodon? Are they the real deal?
are they SP3s or Sp2s? Mabye fools gold since we are so early in the season

What should i do with Lindor? dude has been awful so far..

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Couple pitcher Qs:

Damn the SF starters are @ SD this weekend – should we still roll out DeSclafani on Sunday?

SON is high on Merrill Kelly @ home facing the Rox (prob will be in your Buy/Sell) – you concur?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Basically all Giants pitchers (Logan Webb & DeSclafani) are homebodies

prognation
prognation
1 year ago

Sup Grey? Trying to decide whether to stream Singer today, and also whether to bench Eovaldi @ Texas or F. Peralta against the LAD. Thanks.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Lowrie, Wong, or McNeil?

JD Davis, Urshela, or Kirilloff?

Points league

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

Hey grey!
I need to drop 2 of these … schwarber grichuk Riley happ and badoo…
Thanks in advance!

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
1 year ago

Grey,

10 Team 5×5 keeper league.

L. Gilbert or McClanahan ROS? (and keeper value)

Who is the drop? Plesac, Eovaldi, Peralta or Civale (need to drop 1 for bench spot)

Thanks

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Much appriciated

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
1 year ago

I was getting ready to ask a Catcher question (even though I know you hate them, but after being a reader for 6 or 7 years and never having asked one I thought I might be allowed a free pass), but then I went to the Buy/Sell and compared Posey to d’Arnaud and as pissed off as Travis frenchy has made me this season I think I’m gonna stick with him.

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

I was offered Lindor, Winker and JDD for my Story and Riley in a 6×6 OPS keeper league. I usually jump to take the best player in a deal but I’m little wary because Winker’s always hurt and JDD might get squeezed for playing time, plus Lindor’s down 2020 slow start this year. Would you take that deal or hold Story and Riley? Thanks!

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
1 year ago

Am I an idiot for trading Civale for Wander Franco?

Current SP: Snell, Gallen, Urias, Luzardo, Ohtani, Duffy

MRs: Tejay Antone & Jonathon Loisaga

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Maybe I am an idiot. I feel like Willy Adames is not as good and if the Rays want to win they will put Wander at SS.

mcstarrs
mcstarrs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

If he completely dominates AAA, you think he will still stay down?

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

10 team H2h points league

Please rank:

Keplar, Vaughn, Kirilloff

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

You answered my question about gibson in your notes. He got shelled in his first start but somehow has strung together 4 or 5 good ones in a row. He also hasn’t given up a hr yet all year. Lol. I have a surefire way of ending this run…add him to my team and use him.

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
1 year ago

Mclanahan like Kopech except maybe be allowed to go for more than 120 IP? What happens first Kopech hurt or reaches 120IP?

Drop Urquidy/Means/ Montas for Mclanahan?

Kas
Kas
1 year ago

Mullins or Kepler ROS? (If you had to drop one.) Kepler has been kinda crap, but I’m just wondering your opinion, as always! Thanks Grey!

ROTO OVERLORD
ROTO OVERLORD
Reply to  Kas
1 year ago

I been watching Mullins real close he’s never been a HR guy regardless of how far his 3 hrs have been. (All vs NYY) his OPS has come back down to earth and although he has picked up pace again it seems like he’s a singles or nothing guy bc he’s getting 3 hits a night and ops till is in .800 I own both and am curious to see what grey says as well

Mookiewilson
Mookiewilson
1 year ago

How would you rank Ynoa, Mcclanahan and Patiño?

Gracias

Game of Throws
Game of Throws
1 year ago

Some dumb dumb also dropped Matt Chapman in my league (pretty confident you aren’t in my league, but apologies if it was you)…

Would you drop Adolis Garcia, Eduardo Escobar, Trey Mancini or Lourdes Gurriel for Chapman?

Thanks!

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

in a 12 team 5×5 h2h I traded away Hader, FreddyKBB & Chazz Noir for Giolito, Eovaldi & Judge. Win, lose or draw?

Team is now:
c- Kelly
1b- Olson
2b- Solak
3b- Devers
ss- Treat
of- Judge, Franmil, Hampson
util- Alonso, Nimmo
bn- Fletcher
sp- Giolito, Urias, Eovaldi, Luzardo, Alcantara, Kopech, Bassitt
rp – Neris, Castillo, Clase, Trivino, Reyes
dl- Bellinger, Lynn

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  MediOAKer Matt
1 year ago

ps I have Freddy in my other 2 leagues to help ease that pain!!

rocky61
rocky61
1 year ago

Another great read!

Dynasty standard roto 5×5

keep Adolis Garcia or Max Kepler?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

If you identify someone interesting in today’s Buy/Sell report, who should I cut. Happ or Hiura (note: both have been benched in consecutive games -> even their non-Fantasy manager is disgusted).

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
1 year ago

I hate being reactionary. I know it’s a marathon and not a race. But now that’s it’s May, I feel like some underperforming players can be cut in the hopes of some breakouts or matchup based streams.

In an Otteneu dynasty league, I have Jordan Montgomery, Frankie Montas and Chris Paddack. All get average points for me as they’ve been about average. They’re at the end of my rotation that features Woodruff, Gallen, Pablo, Alcantara and Mahle. I’ve been starting the aforementioned 3 pitchers in good matchups with middling success. I’ve got a good k%-bb% bullpen too.

Long story short, what do you look for when deciding to cut bait on someone, when do you start to browse/look and do you believe in any of the following breakouts:

Descalfani (career 3.38 ERA at SF Park)
Singer (great 3 start stretch)
Alzolay (his slider is sexy)
Kikuchi (perhaps finally coming together, though your description above doesn’t seem to be too flattering)
Eovaldi (he is who he is?)
Junis (great start too)
Ynoa (been awesome)

I mean the list could go on, so really just asking what you look for and when is enough enough before you make the leap one way or another.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hmm, sorry I missed those references. Maybe I’ll just take the plunge on Junis and Singer as I really like the Royals’ rotation in the future (aka 2022 and beyond).

Disco Dave
Disco Dave
1 year ago

Question regarding baseball analytics:

What stats would weigh heavier then others, babip for hitters and xfip for pitchers are ones I hear a lot but are there a handful of other statistics. Also is there somewhere that I could find benchmarks?

Im trying to “figure out” these advanced analytics but I feel that im drowning in numbers.

Hope you can help!

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
1 year ago

Hey there Grey!

The ‘ol “He was dropped?” reaction before you realize you are the one who dropped him a few days ago. HAH! Been there.

Anyways, few questions heading into the weekend for ya. Thanks in advance, hope you have a good one!

1. MItch Keller was dropped in a 14 team dynasty. I added him as FA for nothing and can stash him in my minors until he reaches 200 IP or 80 GP. Seems like a no brainer in dynasty, no? Any hope for him panning out in the medium term (late this year or next year)?

2. Are you starting Duffy @ MIN? Would you be holding him in said 14 team dynasty (W+QS) or is he droppable and a Streamonator call? I picked him up to stream and he has been so good I’ve just held so far, but I could use the roster spot.

3. Can you rank these guys for Holds and future Saves if incumbent closer is traded/injured/ineffective? I tried to rank them.
Joely R
Crick
Givens
Bryan Garcia
Anthony Bass

Thanks again Grey!

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Awesome Grey. Great stuff as always thanks again.

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
1 year ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league (extra categories are OPS and TB): Drop Baddoo for AJ Pollock?

Michael Stovik
Michael Stovik
1 year ago

saves+holds 10team league. i have pearson/antone/kopech/w.smith/karinchak/clase. drop any for Patino or McClanahan?

fleeced
fleeced
1 year ago

McNeil is available. Drop any of Biggio, Lourdes, Chapman, K. Lewis or B. Lowe for him?

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
Reply to  fleeced
1 year ago

It’s a hold for me.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
1 year ago

And catcher questions in 3,2,1….Only kidding. I’d rather have C Kelly over Posey too.

D German or Kluber? Can make a claim, torn between who’s the better bet.

Naquin or Luplow for overperforming scrub? ha

Finally Sims or Antone for you know whats?

Have a good weekend!

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Damn Trevor. That’s a banger

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Good Morning Grey,

Hope all is well. Start or sit McCullers vs TB in Tampa?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks as always

Franklin D. Razzalot
Franklin D. Razzalot
1 year ago

1. I need to drop one of these:
-Dallas Keuchel
-Wade Miley
-Jordan Montgomery
-Shane McClanahan

2. Would you drop a 2nd from the list above for Alex Wood?

3. Do you think Julian Merryweather should still be rostered on a 12-man mixed, or should I drop for Crichton, Soto, or Dolis?

Donslaughtonslaught
Donslaughtonslaught
1 year ago

I wish someone other than Bauer had made the “let the hitters celebrate” point about Tatis, because my god it is embarrassing for me to agree with Bauer about anything.

Murph
Murph
1 year ago

Grey
One more question
Worth holding onto Kelenic – or should i drop for Vaughn (who appears to be heating up a bit)
Thanks buddy
Enjoy our weekend!!

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
Reply to  Murph
1 year ago

I’d hold.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

That Montgomery joke was one of your rare groaners.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Haha

Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
Someone pissed in my alphabet soup
1 year ago

I know what SON says what does Grey think?

Start McCullers at TB
Start Pablo Lopez at Wash

schizer
schizer
1 year ago

Drop Kluber for McClanahan?

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

Trying to leave the tea leaves on the Reds closer situation.

Is Doolittle the guy to own for now? Is this going to be a mess to stay away from? I would be dropping Montero as it seems Graveman has fully supplanted him.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
Reply to  Robin Yount
1 year ago

I’d speculate on Doolittle over Montero right now. Graveman has been lights out and seems to clearly be the closer. But that situation in CIN is a mess. I don’t think Doolittle is the closer I’d probably put Sims over him but who knows maybe they split saves based on matchups until Amir improves?

Chud
Chud
1 year ago

ROS 5 x 5 ROTO:

JTurner or Moncada?

Always appreciate the humor and info!

Have a great weekend.

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
1 year ago

Ian Happ was dropped in our 12 teamer a few days ago.
Invest big FAAB on him this weekend?
Who do you drop? A.Hays, A.Hicks, Avisail G., Haggerty

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Gooooood Morning Grey & TGIF!

Need some streaming help and could use your input:

Tomorrow: SON loves Patrick Corbin (v. MIA)…do I trust him or go with the slightly less $ in Canning @ SEA?

Thanks in advance!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I hear ya, apparently I’m like that idiot who keeps touching the hot stove when it comes to Corbin.

That said, Yahoo just removed him from the “Projected Starters” for 5/1. looks like he may have been pushed back to Sunday… or pushed off a cliff to make our lives easier!

Also, you have any faith in David Peterson’s start @ PHI on Sunday?

thanks again

LOLmets
LOLmets
1 year ago

wow if im the padres or mets or hell any NL team id troll the shit out of bauer and play that song when he walks to the plate to bat

G
G
1 year ago

Thoughts on starting Peralta vs Dodgers or Heaney @Seattle tonight? Im low on inning this week with no 2 start SP this week, and have MadBum vs COL and Bieber going tonight. Im winning in ERA and WHIP and down in Ks and Wins. H2H category league. My other remaning starts for the week are on Sunday: [email protected], [email protected], and Elflin vs Mets.

Battzboy
Battzboy
1 year ago

Hey Grey!
Should I drop Corbin or luzardo or fried for maeda or mcclanahan?

The IL bug has destroyed my season with mondesi marte Voit and bellinger…

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 year ago

Hey to the Hey, G-rey,

SoN likes two streamers tonight that make me feel icky: Bumgarner v COL ($20,9) and Brubaker v STL ($11.6). Up until I looked at SoN, I barely knew MadBum was still playing and that Brubaker was anything more than a cheap beer I was able to get in college.

I think the best other possibilities are their opponents, Gray and Gant, but SoN hates both (-5.0 and -12.4).

Or you can just tell me to wait for the Buy column.

LURRRRRRRRRRVES!

JC
JC
1 year ago

Arreaz, DeJong, Gimenez, Polanco, Profar. Please pick one.

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
1 year ago

Hiura was dropped in my league. Pick him up for my MI spot? My current lineup is…

2B – McMahon
SS – Fletcher
MI – DeJong (Hiura?)

Once Ketel/Mondesi come back and Wander gets the call, my lineup should be…

2B – Ketel
SS – Mondesi
MI – Wander

McMahon will get pushed to a utility role due to his eligibility at 1B, 2B, 3B and it being a daily league. Fletcher/DeJong would be drops. Hiura probably would be too, unless he magically turns it around. Figured he is at least a lottery ticket.

RoarOf84
RoarOf84
Reply to  RoarOf84
1 year ago

I forgot to mention that it’s a 10-team keeper league where each team can keep up to 12 players.

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Your thoughts on this trade
A: Cole, E.Diaz, Robles
B: Springer, Bellinger, Lewis

Also, do any of these streamers look appealing?
Taillon vs Det
Canning @ Sea
Lyles vs Bos
Folty vs Bos
Wacha vs Hou

Thank you for all your advice and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Jeffe
Jeffe
1 year ago

Not sure how long Olson will be our for with the eye injury. In the interim would you choose Cron, Aguilar or Yuli?

Murph
Murph
1 year ago

Grey – couple big trade possibilities and i need the Lothario’s wisdom.

My team
C-Contreras, 1b-Abreu, 2b-Wong, 3b-Machado, ss-Torres, MI-Swanson, CI-Moncada, OF-Soto (IL), Castellanos, Laureano, Gurriel, Tapia, Edman, Kelenic, UTIL-Alvarez
RP – Clase, Barnes, Valdez, Staumont, Crichton

Do I accept:
1) Harper & Realmuto for Barnes, Laureano, Tapia
2) Judge for Clase
3) Both

Thanks!

Wheezy
Wheezy
Reply to  Murph
1 year ago

I’d take Harper and Realmuto, flip Contreras for some speed.

Murph
Murph
Reply to  Wheezy
1 year ago

Forgot to mention I have mondesi on the IL

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Murph
1 year ago

Whatever, this can’t be real. Stop asking about dumbass trades no one would do.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
1 year ago

Mancini!

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  LaRockakis
1 year ago

“I’l have some cheese, and the check please.”

Missing an L.

LaRockakis
Razzball Editor-In-Chief

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  LaRockakis
1 year ago

And I picked up McClanahan!

Gary
Gary
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Is Oviedo projected to reenter the rotation? He looked good last time out. Thanks brother!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Gary
1 year ago

they’re going 6 man since they have 17 games in str days he’s back likely add 6 days to his last one

Juan GOATo is my religion
Juan GOATo is my religion
1 year ago

Maeda was dropped. Pick him up over Ynoa?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Juan GOATo is my religion
1 year ago

Ynoa what to do

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
Reply to  Keeks
1 year ago

Haha!

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Keeks
1 year ago

lol nice.

Cram It
Cram It
1 year ago

God dammit. Now I can’t get that Sesame Street sounding rap out of my head. “Building bridges to success and now I finally cross ’em. Awesome!”

Gary
Gary
1 year ago

Cool Aerosmith reference in Burnes.

Kcc26
Kcc26
1 year ago

Hello!

Which side in a 12 team:

A: haniger, civale, McGee
B: conforto, Liam hendriks

Thanks!

molina bros bbq
molina bros bbq
Reply to  Kcc26
1 year ago

B

Kcc26
Kcc26
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

What if instead of haniger it was :
McMahon civale McGee. Still b?

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
1 year ago