…And then I say, “Shane!”
Shane Shane bo bane, bo-na-na no faux number one! Shane!
And then I say the name McClanahan!
McClahananananana bo-ana! McClahananananana no faux number one! McClanahan!

The superlatives will be lacking when it comes to Shane McClanahan (8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.87, yeah, and you don’t stop). On the Player Rater, he’s the best starter. On the Rest of the Season Player Rater — that’s right, we have a Player Rater that knows the future, Shane’s number three. Even the stats thinks McClanahananananan will be at worst the third best starter the rest of the year. I wrote a sleeper post about him coming into this year. I love, love, lurve him. Yet, I didn’t even think he would be this good, this fast, but me mi mo whoa he’s been good. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Andrew Kittredge – Hit the IL and sounds headed for surgery to remove loose bodies from his elbow. David Caruso whipping sunglasses off his face, looking at Kittredge’s elbow, “The perp of those loose bodies in that elbow…looks like a joint effort.” Yesterday, Jason Adam (1 IP, 0 ER, 2nd save, ERA at 0.72) got the first crack at the 9th, and he’s been as good as any Rays’ reliever, but Colin Poche would be my guess for the Rays’ closer job. It’s a muddled-up mess. JKJ has the Bullpen Chart updated, as always.

Ji-Man Choi – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Fun fact! Ji-Man in Washington, D.C. translates to FBI.

Miles Mikolas – 8 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.93. Miles going beyond what could be expected of him. Call him Kilometer Mikolas.

Tyler Stephenson – Out four to six weeks with a fractured thumb *closes computer, throws it out the window* Fantastic.

Tyler Mahle – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.07. With a better defense or any manager but Dumb Bell, Mahle would’ve had a 7-inning shutout. Different decisions throughout cost Mahle at least an extra 15 pitches. There was one moment in the 1st inning, where the Reds brought in their infield against Ketel Marte with one out, and I was like, “Damn, that’s either my IBS or a new ulcer.”

Pavin Smith – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 8th homer. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, because, my God, he’s boring, but he has been hot.

Christian Walker – Left the game after taking a pitch to the melon. Christian HBPer.

Willy Adames – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer. “That’s a Willy dong!” That’s Kolten Wong from the bench.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer. As Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!”

Bryce Harper – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer. Okay, we get it, now let’s see him do it without a knee!

Odubel Herrera – 1-for-1, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Kyle Schwarber – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, coming one game after a four-hit game. Here it comes, the hot streak Schwarber does every year.

Brandon Woodruff – Dealing with Raynaud’s syndrome. Anything with “syndrome” in its name scares the shizz out of me. I don’t even like the Cinemarama Dome, because it sounds too much like a syndrome. Raynaud’s syndrome means he struggles to circulate blood to his fingers. I don’t know anything, but this sounds bad.

Corbin Burnes – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 hits, 4 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.60 in 113 pitches. Four walks in four innings is a big ol’ woof, and not Brandon Wood. Burnes looked as bad as I’ve seen him look, and he’s coming off a 3 2/3 IP, 5 ER. I’m not panicking, but I also don’t have him in any leagues.

Ken Giles – Could debut during the next 11-game homestand that starts today. Fun fact! I’m a homestand, homesit, homerecline, sometimes even a homeliedown, you name it! Giles could see high-leverage situations, but likely eased in.

Shohei Ohtani – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.64, and 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer. Ohtani is truly a one-man show, which is so effin’ cool and really effin’ sad for the Angels.

Nick Pivetta – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.78. Just got strikeout-envy. Those are the kind of “bad” lines Robbie Ray’s supposed to have!

Stephen Strasburg – 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, as he was activated from the IL. I put the over/under at 50 IP. Anyone want the over?

Jesus Sanchez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer. The awe that I watch his homers doesn’t compute with how few he hits. He should be hitting three a week.

Tanner Scott – 1 IP, 0 ER, and his 3rd save. He keeps getting the Marlins saves, even though Bass makes more sense, and he’s on theme with fish.

Gerrit Cole – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.63, allowing five homers. Sorry, can’t write anymore. I’m buying a ticket for my cruise ship, the Love Gloat. It’s fun fun fun. Pool during the day to gloat; afternoon is shuffleboard and gloating; nighttime is dinner and dancing, where we dance The Gloat.

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-5 and his 5th homer. DJ will be performing nightly on the Love Gloat. See ya there!

Joey Gallo – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 7th and 8th homer. Since May 31st, Gallo has 3 HRs, and is hitting .364. As my mother would say, not for nothing, it’s not nothing.

Aaron Hicks – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. Went to look at how awful he’s been on the Player Rater. And it’s awful! Around 500th overall, right next to Teoscar Hernandez. *places hand into mouse trap to feel anything*

Byron Buxton – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer. The Bux stops…where? Coming up after the break, our contestants try to guess the date Buxton goes down.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-4, and his 4th homer. Also, in this game, Luis Arraez (1-for-4, 2 runs, hitting .359) hit his 2nd homer and Trevor Larnach (1-for-4) hit his 5th. The ball was flying out in Minnesota last night, or was it because of Dylan Bundy (4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.87) and some other scrub?

Jack Suwinski – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and third homer since Sunday. Incredibly, this week’s hottest schmotato in Schmotatoland is a Pirate.

JT Brubaker – 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.60. Brubaker kept the ball on the ground, so guess you can call him the Micro Brubaker, because he’s cooking with tiny hops.

Konnor Pilkington – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 3.57. Welp, he always sucked, it was the matchup that was good, and it wasn’t good enough for him.

Josh Naylor – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer. Been a bit yawnstipating lately but I’m still a fan of Naylor’s. He’s a huge power guy who can hit for good average. I won’t say Captain Woo-ish, but very poor man’s. Call him Harvey Wippleman.

Oscar Gonzalez – 4-for-4, 1 RBI, hitting .404. Someone put Ted Williams’s frozen head in the microwave! So, I’ve been overdue to mention this doode. He has no speed, a little power, like 15-ish homers, and a very good contact rate, which could lead to a decent average. Oh my God, the Guardians created a new Steven Kwan! You bastards! Gonzalez feels like a great bet for AL-Only, but, unless he’s hitting .375+ forever (he won’t), he’s gonna get stale in mixed leagues. Think: Steven Kwan.

Christian Bethancourt – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer this month. Bethancourt sounds like an afternoon judge show starring a Real Housewife.

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Carlos Santana has a new song, The Dead Cat Bounce.

MJ Melendez – 1-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. MJ is the greatest! Sorry, LeBron fans.

Logan Webb – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.77. Webb’s been super meh, but Streamonator loves his next, and I agree. Here’s hoping we get a positive Logan’s run.

Tyler Anderson – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.07. Streamonator hated this start, and loves his next and I’m still down with this clown.

Max Muncy – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 4th homer, as he was activated from the IL. This home run came after Trea Turner was intentionally walked in front of him on a 1-2 count! Yes, Tony La Russa gave Trea Turner a 1-2 intentional walk. “And finally we salute you for normalizing the 1-2 intentional walk.” — That’s Leury Garcia inducting Tony La Russa for his 2nd plaque, this one in the bathroom at Tony’s house.

Jake Burger – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. That’s a double-double and, because I’m screaming, it’s animal style too! Clearly, the Burger King is a hot schmotato. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, but he’s here now.

Dylan Cease – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.14, but six runs were unearned. That was such a bad ticker shock I was staggering around like Redd Foxx, clutching my heart.

Lance Lynn – Could rejoin the White Sox next week. He had his knee tendon replaced with the catguts of a tennis racket, so if anyone hits him a comebacker he can volley it back.

Eloy Jimenez – Left his rehab assignment, due to sore legs. Eloy’s rehab stints take so many ill-advised twists/turns/stops that it’s like Tony La Russa is driving them. So, Eloy needs new legs; who’s volunteering? *one hand slowly raises* Adalberto Mondesi? Is that you? No, you can’t volunteer!

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Rene
Rene
20 days ago

Hey Grey,

Should I trade Lindor for Logan Webb?

I have Adames and Peña on my team as well.

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
23 days ago

Need steals. Have Bichette and Edman but not enough in a roto league right now. Have Harris II rostered but Berti is on the waiver wire. Am I hurting myself by going Berti over Harris? Maybe I should punt all together and pick up Naylor also on the wire. Thanks

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Homefree Bogaerts
23 days ago

Don’t we all in that league Homefree? I see you creeping up on me.

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
Reply to  Joed1414
23 days ago

True. Are you in the RCL 21? What team?

Skeezix
Skeezix
23 days ago

Great stuff Grey! I’ve got Hunter Greene as a prospect (means I can keep him for one more year). Would you trade him for Gabriel Moreno (same deal – keepable as a prospect for one more year)? I’m not sure who I like trying to project more – a pitcher or a catcher (that sounded dirty).

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
23 days ago

Grey,

Would you drop Brooks Raley to activate Kershaw?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

is he pitching tomorrow or Sunday? What should I expect from him coming off the IL?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
23 days ago

and any word on whether Trout is playing tonight?

Jeffe
Jeffe
23 days ago

Which Padre would you rather have out of Cronenworth or Profar? Trying to decide which one is best to stream for next week based on their schedule. Thanks again! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Last edited 23 days ago by Jeffe
herschel
herschel
23 days ago

@Grey: weekly roto, need to start one of the following. who do you like?

josiah gray – vs atl, vs phi
javier – @ tex, vs cws
kirby – vs laa
ray – vs laa

thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
23 days ago

Hi Grey,

Both Carlos Rodon and Alex Wood have just appeared on the waiver list in my Yahoo League.

Would you pick up one or both of them?

If you say yes to one or both of these pitchers, who would you drop from this list?

Corbin Barnes  
Pablo Lopez    
Cristian Javier  
Tyler Anderson 
Freddy Peralta  (IL)
Paul Blackburn
Mike Mikolas    
Aaron Ashby   
Merrill Kelly
Dakota Hudson
Mike Cleavinger
Nick Pivetta    
Jeffery Springs

Thanks!!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Thanks!!!

Sorry, I forgot to mention. Alex wood is a direct transfer. Carlos Rodon is in a different category and others get to bid. My bid therefore might not go through for him. Therefore, between Clevinger and Hudson who would you waive to get Wood?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Thank you for your help and patience!

Cohen
Cohen
23 days ago

Drop any of these starters for Joe Ryan or hold?
Maneaa
Nola
Wright
Montas
Gallen

ctrengove
ctrengove
23 days ago

So, related to my Buxton comment below (and my Machado trade question a week ago), in my H2H points dynasty league, the deal in question is:

My
Machado
Meadows or Yepez

Their
Buxton
Giolito
Adames

For me:
3B goes to Muncy (and Miranda, if he keeps it up)
MIF goes from Muncy to Adames
CF goes from Happ to Buxton
OF goes from Naylor to Happ
SP goes from Morton to Giolito

Offensively, it’s a bit of a wash for me. The real benefit is adding Giolito to my pitching staff, despite him being a tad off this season.

Which side do you like?

And THANK YOU in advance! :)

Rick
Rick
23 days ago

Hello Grey,

AL Only 5×5 Roto. I have Javy Baez (yuck) at A35 and thinking about flipping for Jorge Polanco (B27) and Amed Rosario (B15).

Thinking Baez for Polanco is a wash in all categories except average. Rosario will help me upgrade another hitter position also.

I like Javy but underlying batted ball metrics are bad, but he could pull a Semien. Thoughts?

Rick
Rick
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Thanks as always for the responsiveness!

Eddie
Eddie
23 days ago

Master are we starting Rasmussen at Minnesota

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
23 days ago

Pick a side – Pablo Lopez for Carlos Correa.

Fair?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
23 days ago

Lane Thomas, Kirilloff, Kelenic, Riley Greene, Vin P, Stott or Naylor ROS?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Thanks

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
23 days ago

Stassi or Raleigh to replace Tyler?

Jake from State Farm
Jake from State Farm
23 days ago

2 keep forever ever trade questions for you senor.
I have no idea how to rate Nestor long term as a keeper. Hes been awesome but I keep waiting for the regression fairy to shave that stache and send him back to AAA. Got an offer of my Plesac and prospect Vinny Paz for his Nestor. I was hoping Vinny would help me kick Hosmer to the curb for good. A penny for your thoughts. Grab the Molester or hold?
Also same league same owner just offered a Jazz for my Harper base. I will ask for more for my elbow less forever schomatto. I am in full win now mode but getting younger in a dynasty is always a plus. Keep my Harper until he loses all of his limbs or work on getting the MLB’s Dennis Rodman. (Apparantly the Marlins players hate Mr Jazz hands)

Thanks as always, and yes I am wearing khakis

Jake from State Farm
Jake from State Farm
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Olive juice

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
23 days ago

Hi Grey,

1. i have Corbin Burnes. His next start is at the Mets. i am worried that he is going to be like Yu Darvish at the end of the season. For now, i was going to start him

2. I also had Tyler Anderson. His next start is at home against the Angels.

You know things are bad when Mike Mikolas had to save you from a really terrible day. I should think like Bill Belichek and say on to Cinn.

3. i was going to start Aaron Ashby at Washington. Do you agree?

4. Would you start Paul Blackburn at Cleveland?

5. would you start pablo Lopez of Miami at Houston?

Thanks!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

thanks!

James Stechschulte
James Stechschulte
23 days ago

Would you trade Logan Gilbert for Ke’Bryan Hayes? 3B is a dumpster fire and my 3B Bohm doesn’t seem like there’s a lot past average to be excited about ROS.

wan5021
wan5021
23 days ago

Grey,
Who is a priority grab between these 5 dudes –
Lane Thomas
Jack Suwinski
Oscar Gonzalez
Jake Burger
Ji-Man Choi

I have an open spot at this time.

TTRA1N
TTRA1N
Reply to  wan5021
23 days ago

Oscar by a mile. 92nd Percentile in max exit velo and sprint speed. Wont give you many bags if any but power is real. 31 tanks in minors last year. A trip to Coors coming up could see some bombs. Might be last chance to buy cheap!

mattdips
mattdips
23 days ago

Hey Grey—Wow Walker shook off that 96 mph fastball to the head, huh? No concussion stint? Maybe that’s what gets him to adjust to his xAVG!

One question for today…do I have this ranking right? Happ, Adames, Naylor, Greene, Morel, Cronenworth

With India coming back next week, and possibly the chance to activate Greene in 10 teamer, trying to arrange deck chairs…

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
23 days ago

Morning Grey! Happy National Herbs and Spices Day…AKA The Colonel’s Special Secret Day!

Onto my question(s):

getting smoked in all SP categories this week. Trying to steal saves & SB’s. 2 leagues (both 12-team), who your recommended add(s)

League 1:
Tanner Scott (MIA) – Anthony Bass for today since Scott’s gone b2b
Colin Poche (TB)
Matt Strahm (BOS)

League 2:
Daniel Hudson (closer while Kimbrel on Paternity)
Diego Castillo (SEA)
Paul Sweald (SEA)
all players listed for League 1

In league 2, I also need help on which bat to drop; Roster below:

C: W. Smith
1B: J. Bell
2B: Cronenworth
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Arreaz
OF: Yordan, Julio Rodriguez, Straw
UTL: Teoscar, Pham
BN: Gorman, C. Walker, J. Burger, Verdugo
 
SP: L. Webb, Manoah, T. Rogers, P. Lopez, Gore, Hunter Greene
RP: Hader, Bednar, J. Duran
 
IL:, DeGrom, W. Franco, J. Ryan

Thank you kindly as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Thanks for the input…and good point about overdoing it by getting smoked…at least I’m not getting deep fried.

kcc26
kcc26
23 days ago

who do you like best for saves going forward? Adam, Seranthony Dominguez, or diego castillo?

i’m thinking castillo might be the steckenrider role from last year going forward, adam part of a broad committee, and seranthony no saves but maybe a decent chance of usurping knebel at some point?

thanks!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
23 days ago

1) Can you rank the 2-start options for next week?

Trevor Rogers (@PHI and @NYM)
A Houser (@NYM and @CIN)
D Peterson (vMIL and vMIA)
Z Davies (vCIN and @SD)

2) which (if any) would you start in a 12-team 5×5 league?

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
23 days ago

Hold Strasburg or drop for Ashcraft, Wacha, Singer, Cueto, Lorenzen or just stream?

thanks!

ctrengove
ctrengove
23 days ago

What’s the risk of acquiring Buxton? How likely is he to be injured for a portion of 2H22?

I know this is an impossible-to-answer question… ugh, this guy could hit 80 home runs if he stayed healthy

Sport
Sport
23 days ago

Happy Friday Grey the White!

We Royals’ fans may have a complete meltdown when Cam Gallagher gets called back up to KC and MJ gets sent back down.

Surely not MJ. Right Vinnie?

Sport
Sport
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

No but Cam is on rehab and getting close to a return. I’m literally scared at this point they send MJ down to work in his outfield defense or something. Surely not. But then again, they justify that Vinnie needs more time in Omaha to work on things before being called up.

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
23 days ago

Good morning Grey!

Happy Friday with the Dre reference wedged in- so nice when the stats allow it.

A few questions for you:
10tm QS and OBP

Mahle or Whitlock ROS?

With Javier getting skipped this week and put into the pen for the weekend, would you take Mahle over Javier ROS?

And last- Gallo or Santander?

Thanks as always!

jmccullough
jmccullough
23 days ago

Hey Grey!

12 Team 5×5 Mixed Redraft
1. Drop Straw for L. Thomas?
2. Drop Joc for Duvall or Suwinski? Or Hold?
3. Starting Rasmussen @ MIN today? The bot isn’t a fan.
4. Thanks, as always! Have a great weekend!

Joed1414
Joed1414
23 days ago

Damn Cease and his mustache. I’d have had a 6 way parley if he got out of that 5th inning. Instead he throws a meat ball to freeman. Had freeman in fantasy league but I wanted that out so bad.

Whatever
Whatever
23 days ago

I want McClanahan to have my babies. My goodness I love him so much. Streaming that game yesterday and giggling at the sheer filth. I super enjoyed you retweeting that expert on Twitter that had McClanahan in his “top 18”.

Saint
Saint
23 days ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Daily Redraft

1). Cast or Giolito

2). Cast or Bassist

3). Cast or Tony G

4). Cast or Eovaldi

Thank you

task force
task force
23 days ago

Hey Grey are you starting Junis tonight against LAD?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
23 days ago

I got Gerrit Cole, which will hopefully help with my ERA and WHIP having 1s under them in my Roto. The price wasn’t nothing – I gave up Semien, Stanton, and Robertson – but I still think I made out because the owner panicked after Cole’s blowup last night. I expect Robertson to be traded later in the season, and I’m with Grey all the way on selling Semien so. Yeah. Woo. I think.

Umpy70
Umpy70
23 days ago

if we want people to watch more baseball, shouldnt we be encouraging more la russa’s around the league!

What a gem!

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
23 days ago

14 team h2h league.

Sitting Rasmussen @MIN?
Starting Strider vs Pit?

Thankyou

PHIL
PHIL
23 days ago

Thoughts?
Drop Theiro Estrada pick up Nick Senzel.
Drop Rutschman pick up Burger.
Drop Lodolo pick up Burger.

scoboticus
scoboticus
23 days ago

Glen Otto @ CHW or Rich Hill @ Sea today?
Zach Plesac vs Oak, Tyler Wells @KC or Wacha @ Sea tomorrow?

BAC
BAC
23 days ago

10 team 5×5 OBP.
Stott or Lane Thomas? SBs not important as far ahead in that category.

scoboticus
scoboticus
23 days ago

Jake Burger was removed from Thursday’s game due to an apparent leg injury.
And that’s me quoting James Fegan of the Athletic!

Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
Reply to  scoboticus
23 days ago

I was worried he was cooked

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Gregg Jeffries, Future Star
23 days ago

should be ok, his buns were just toasted.

Freedminds
Freedminds
23 days ago

Any chance you could pick a side here for me Grey,

J-Rod and Greg Soto or Christopher Morel and Josh Hader.

Soto’s xERA is near 5 and his xFIP over 5, he’s also my only closer. I think I’m on borrowed time here. My only share of J-Rod though !

Freedminds
Freedminds
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Great, appreciate it !

Robert
Robert
23 days ago

In a 10 team redraft league, hold Stephenson or drop for Melendez?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Gracias

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
23 days ago

Drop AJ Pollock or Andrew McCutchen for Joey Gallo?

quinnmatt83
quinnmatt83
23 days ago

ROS JoMo or Mahle?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
23 days ago

morning Grey,

Would you drop C. Vazquez for J. Trevino?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
23 days ago

Cease or Montas?

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

What about Cease / Nola?

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
23 days ago

Grey, could you rank these starters rest of season ?

Taillon, Pivetta, Bassit, and Strider.

Thanks

Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Awesome, much appreciated.

Bassit a team streamer at this point?

Hesh
Hesh
23 days ago

Whats the deal with Luis Robert? He’s just not that productive for a player with so much talent.

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

And Larusa is a terrible manager, sometimes batting him 3rd

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

With Girardi then Maddon cut loose, I half wondered if LaRussa was jealous and decided to make that IBB decision. He may just want to go home but doesn’t remember the way.

Herschel
Herschel
23 days ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. Would you swap either Kimbrel or Holmes for Schwarber? Thanks!

Herschel
Herschel
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Thanks! He countered asking for Bard. Assuming that’s ok too? Also, do you think Holmes continues to close once Chapman is back? He’s been so good.

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Awesome, thanks. Last one on this, given the choice between schwarber and arozarena, who would you take? is it close?

PHIL
PHIL
23 days ago

Shane Baz makes his first start Saturday vs MIN. Is he a must-start or wait for one game?

lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  PHIL
23 days ago

he will probably be on a short pitch count

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  PHIL
23 days ago

Must start

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
23 days ago

Hey Grey…good stuff as always.

So here’s something to ponder…Jhoan Duran is talked about as the Twins’ closer-in-waiting, but check this out: he got blown up by NYY last night, got beat up twice by BOS (but did get one hold there), and had one good appearance each against TOR, CWS (when they were really banged up) and TBR. All of his other appearances this season have been against a few not-very-scary offenses: KC, BAL, CLE, DET, OAK, SEA. Basically, he looks like a matchup-based streamer-closer, if that’s even a thing.

Anyway, couple random 5×5, H2H questions…

1 – Pick one 3B ROS (or at least foreseeable future): J Turner, Espinal, Miranda

2 – Is the recent Cronenworth outbreak possibly the start of a real run or just a glitch in the Matrix?

3 – If an OF has to go, I assume you’d be dropping Happ before Naylor?

Thanks, man!

Wendell T. Montgomery
Wendell T. Montgomery
23 days ago

In my Sv+H league I have Taylor Rogers who is leading the league in saves but based on statcast, recent blowup, and his low K numbers, I’m going to try to move him. The guy in my league that has Clay Holmes and Bednar also has nearly no speed. Would you balk at a Mateo and Rogers trade for Holmes? Bednar more fair? I’m not hurting for Saves, just trying to get someone I believe in a little more and I don’t want Mateo lol just don’t want to drop him for free.

Timony
Timony
23 days ago

I was so damn proud of getting Tyler Stephenson so late in my draft. Was killing it for me…

Looking at Melendez, Garver or Moreno. Who do you like ROY in OBP/OPS league?

Thanks!

Human Syb - take 2
Human Syb - take 2
23 days ago

FML! Happy Friyay!

Do you think I can score any of these hitters in a 1:1 for McClanahanananananan? 6×6 (obp/qs) dynasty roto.

JoRam
Treat
Tildaddy
Jewels
Sexy Dr. P
Mookie Monster
The Impaler
Polar Bear
Fish Man

Any other bat you would target? Maybe either one of the Hou boys – Tuck n Yo?

Thanks and have a good weekend!

Human Syb - take 2
Human Syb - take 2
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Thx.. wanted to know if you think an offer for any of those hitters would be seen as insulting

Doug
Doug
23 days ago

Hey Grey

I’m a Yankees fan and I’m completely with you about Cole. Without tack he’s so average. Like there’s no resemblance of the former ace. I won’t trust him in the playoffs and have a terrible feeling he will be the reason the yanks don’t make the WS. Fuck.

Also, Pivetta pitched a gem – walked two straight in his last inning – got taken out and the reliever gave up a bomb. That sucked. Owning Pivetta is like Hunter Greene somewhat in that shit can blow up at any moment. Even after 11ks when you think you’re safe… you aren’t.

You’re the man have a good weekend

Bish
Bish
23 days ago

Grey,

Devers or Arrenado in a pts league ros?

VASH
VASH
23 days ago

Naylor is a perfect example of a guy on a role, gets hurt and struggles.

Senzel finally on a role, hurt…sonic expect him to struggle again.

I know you mentioned Oscar Gonzalez as a Quad A player and I believe it…but his exit veloso are nice to see. Lots of doubles, but want to see some Homer’s and what happens when he struggles.

First 50, abs looks great, waiting for the next 50. Nnobody hits .400 so regression will come soon. But with regression, power should show itself.

Liam Keegan
Liam Keegan
23 days ago

Hey Grey,

Any positives from Trevor Rogers last night?

Against the Nats, but had 14 whiffs.

Picked him up to stream in a couple 12 team mixers, may hold for home starts

Cheers

Liam Keegan
Liam Keegan
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Will do, @ PHI next so may have to watch from the sidelines …

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
23 days ago

So here is an offer I have in my dynasty league. H2H 6×6, OPS, K/9, QS,

$325 budget, salaries increase $4/yr

My:
Corbin Burnes $18
Micheal Kopech $8
David Robertson $3
2023 3rd Round

His:
Yordan Alavrez ($20)
Tanner Houck ($3)
George Valera (AAA)
Peyton Battenfield (AAA)
2023 1st round Pick

My other SP: Megill, Springs, Ashby, J. Ryan, G. Ashcraft, Kilan (AAA)

My Bats: C. Walker, Boba, Juan Soto, Mullins, M. Chapman, Pham, Drury.

Little worries about Burnes and I know you feel like Kopech will regress.

Thanks Grey!

Jeffe
Jeffe
23 days ago

Good morning, Grey! Excellent work. With Baz set to return, who would you drop to activate him out of Kirby, Springs or McKenzie. Cheers!

Steve
Steve
23 days ago

1. 10T redraft 5×5, Gallo over Walsh at UTIL? Walsh has really struggled all year.

2. Think Jarren Duran gets the call this weekend?

Thanks

Joed1414
Joed1414
Reply to  Steve
23 days ago

Tuesday after the lefty starters expire. Unless Arroyo or Aranda catch fire

Last edited 23 days ago by Joed1414
ray
ray
23 days ago

Grey, how do you feel about this trade…
I give Acuna and Hosmer
I get Abreu and Jazz Chisolm….
Thanks in advance..

Human Sybian
Human Sybian
23 days ago

FML! Happy Friday!
So.. do you think I can get any of these bats straight up for Mclanahananananana in a 6×6 (obp/qs) roto dynasty?

JoRam
Treat
Tildaddy
Jewels
Fish Man
Polar Bear
The Impaler
Mookie Monster

Any other bat you would target? Boys from Hou – Tuck n Yo?

Thx as always.

The Hitman #23
The Hitman #23
23 days ago

Grey, would you trade Justin Turner for Christian Walker if you needed power? Thanks

lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
23 days ago

hey grey who do i drop to fill in catcher last time he got hurt i just punted on catcher for a few weeks but this seems like it will be are longer injury?

 tephenson
J. Abreu T. Edman J. India(I) R. Devers B. Bichette 
K. Schwarber Y. Alvarez L. Robert T. Hernandez(R)
S. Suzuki(R) B. Witt E. Jimenez(I)
S. Manaea D. Cease L. Castillo A. Ashby
S. McClanahan T. McKenzie(R) S. Baz(R)
T. Megill(R) R. Iglesias E. Clase

lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
23 days ago

who would you pick up as a holdover? Moreno, jose Trevino, grandel, torens or molina ……i’m thinking Trevino?

lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

thanks Grey

bigbear
bigbear
23 days ago

Trevor Rogers is on waivers. Put in a claim? Thinking nope.

12 team H2H redraft. Currently have Eloy stashed on the IL with Wander, Freddy, and May. Also have Baz and Kyle Lewis taking up a bench spot. I’m hurting for SV and Tanner Scott is making some noise. Current OF is Jul-Rod, Pham, and O’Neill.

Keeping stashing Eloy and Lewis and forget about Scott?
Drop Eloy for Scott and stash Lewis?
Drop Lewis for Scott and stash Eloy?
Neither worth stashing, so drop Eloy and Lewis for Scott and PTBNL (probably Ser Anthony or Rogers above)?

richcatc
richcatc
23 days ago

Bravo Grey! That was a great article today. Very funny! So much goodness in there.

Is Muncy worth a pickup over Votto or Gleyber who are currently on my team?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
23 days ago

Good dilemna to have but I need help. Baz is back tomorrow; who’s my cut.

AARON NOLA ROBBIE RAY JOE MUSGROVE SEAN MANAEA ADAM WAINWRIGHT JORDAN MONTG’RY CARLOS CARRASCO MIKE WACHA.

Montgomery, Carrasco, Wacha, and Wainwright are all starting tomorrow with favorble matchups (as well as Baz). Is there an obvious cut? Right now, my choice is to keep Baz on IL for this start and decide before Monday when I need to decide in order to make any moves. Your opinion?

Who’s my cut?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
23 days ago

I’d keep Baz on the IL for the first start, I know that much.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
23 days ago

Baz is activated (and starts) tomorrow.

Nitro
Nitro
23 days ago

R Contreras at Atlanta or G Kirby at home vs Boston. Which is the better start for weekend. Trying to talk myself into Contreras

jimmothy66
jimmothy66
23 days ago

For rest of the year, Keibert or MJ? Same question for next 5 years.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
23 days ago

Great roundup Grey!

The owner with Dylan Carlson is selling and I can probably get him for a very late draft pick (equivalent to 170-180 overall). Do you still like him and where do you think he is ranked next year?

Thanks!
LG

Cubby
Cubby
23 days ago

Pick a side:

A gets Tatis and Will Smith (C)
B gets Bichette and J. Sanchez

Points league, keeper league. All but Sanchez can be retained next year at 30% whatever their draft cost.

Team A needs a catcher, Team B has a plethora of catchers. Both teams are competing.

I THINK I like Sanchez to break out, but his underlying numbers are uninspiring. What say you? Also am worried that Tatis could be out for longer than expected this year and struggle with his shoulder next year.

Jimmy
Jimmy
23 days ago

Thanks for the insight and humor! I was offered Witt jr. and Brock Burke for Peña Gonsolin and Arraez…. Do you think Tony G. will have a innings limit? 5×5 13 team dynasty…

tigersharkz
tigersharkz
23 days ago

My theory is Oscar Gonzalez spent ‘da Covid season with an IV hookup of…, because in 2021, in 121 games, he hit 31 homers between AA and AAA. Most definitely NOT Steven Kwan. Oscar’s current weaknesses are too much chasing, too much swinging, and too many grounders. But Oscar is hitting everything MUCH harder than Kwan. Also, dude doesn’t steal, but his sprint speed is 28.8, i.e. fast -which is probably helping him with his current unsustainably high babip. Definitely worth a flyer in case he learns to elevate at the major league level, something he obviously did in the minors.

stevie
stevie
23 days ago

Great stuff Grey!
A few rapid-fires for your Friday.
A. Luis Garcia- the hitter, or Straw
B. Vasquez or William Contreras
C. Gallo or Dozier
D. Tanner Scott or Dany Jimenez
Have a wonderful weekend!