Yesterday, Shohei Ohtani went 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 12 Ks, ERA at 4.40, and 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, and is that one of the best single game performances of all-time? Yes. So commonplace from Ohtani that it’s become expected? Also, yes. He’s just so good always, that it’s kinda like a pimp’s favorite phrase, ho-hum. What more can you say? I can’t do a lede for Ohtani after every one of his extraordinary performances, because they’re going to happen once a week. Is he one of the greatest players ever? Yes. What’s truly remarkable and shows you how incredible he is: He’s on a team with a top 20 hitter of all-time and he’s made people forget about Mike Trout. Making Mike Trout obsolete on Mike Trout’s team? That is truly extraOhtaniary. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Jared Walsh – 0-for-4, 1 run as he bats third. Ya know what’s nuts? Like certifiably crazy? Platooning your three-hole hitter.
Jose Altuve – Hit the IL. Finally, a player is injured that I don’t have on any teams!
Alec Bohm – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, and his 1st homer, hitting .476. The other day I said something like, “There’s hasn’t been many homers hit this year.” And that’s me paraphrasing me! Now, ESPN’s coming out with a report that says homers are down. Well, yeah, durr. Leave it to ESPN to talk about something days, weeks or even years after someone else has said it. Home runs are down, literally. Now that we’ve said that, Rob Manfred will call up his Guatemalan baseball seamstresses, like he’s Frankenstein at his plastic surgeon’s, and tell them to tighten up those stitches. The Super Bouncy Ball will be back by this time next week, depending on how quickly those seamstresses can stitch up a ball or two, like they’re Mitch Haniger’s doctor. Any hoo! In Coors, there was still some air out there for the Phillies’ bats. Johan Camargo (4-for-5, 3 RBIs, and his 1st homer), or Camargoadams as Wade Boggs calls him, had a career day. Might be the start of a hot schmotato run. Kyle Schwarber (1-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, and his 4th homer) and Nick Castellanos (3-for-4, 2 runs, and his 3rd homer) did what they’re paid to do — bally go bye-bye with two bombs. Speaking of which, and why we’re here, Alec Bohm. Okay, he’s not a .476 hitter, but this was why I wanted to draft him in every league last year. He’s an incredibly high-contact guy who has some light power. Think Ty France by way of Philly. Call him Chez Wit Whiz. I could see adding him everywhere to see if Chez Wit Whiz can emerge with everyday playing time and value.
Austin Riley – Out on paternity leave. On Tuesday, he stole his 1st base of his career. Now it makes sense, get it out of the way, because once you have a kid, you have no time for anything.
Charlie Morton – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.32. Not-so-Ground Chuck is struggling to locate early but his velocity is there, and I’d try to remain patient. I know, easier said than done.
Tony Gonsolin – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.69. That’s why we call him Tony Gonsolingus. I would’ve drafted Gonsolin in every league if I could’ve, but alas. Now, I’d still grab him if I could.
Freddie Freeman – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. In three career games vs. the Braves, Freeman has two homers. If Freeman were on the Mets for the last 12 years, he’d be approaching 800 career homers.
Andrew Heaney – Hit the IL with shoulder discomfort. Fantasy Baseball Overlord had Heaney in past seasons when Heaney was expected to breakout and never did, but now he had him nowhere, so he decided to smite him. A very normal, and vindictive overlord.
Daulton Varsho – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many days. He’s not hitting cheapies, and I feel like I misjudged his power, in that I thought it was lighter weight.
Merrill Kelly – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.59. Merrill-y, Merrill-y, Merrill-y, his season start has been a dream. His velocity is up, his Ks are way up, and he’s only had one easy matchup. Not yet convinced it’s not a small sample, but I’m grabbing him just in case.
Matt Manning – Hit the IL with a not-serious-is-what-they’re-saying-but-a-not-serious-shoulder-injury-does-not-exist shoulder injury.
Tyler Stephenson – Hit the 7-day concussion IL. Seven days is how long it will take him to stop wanting to beat Luke Voit’s ass.
MacKenzie Gore – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.74. You will get Gore’d with a roofie at some point, because rookie pitchers all roofie, but Gore should have a better chance than most to be productive his rookie year. That’s a long way of saying I like him, and would roster him.
Jurickson Profar – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. He’s rostered in 57% of ESPN leagues, so if you’re still looking at him on waivers in your league, you’re in the 43 percent. Let’s get him to over 80%.
Rowdy Tellez – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. They used to build things in this country, now they just feed a guy named Rowdy fastballs and everyone’s mouth goes boingo. Friday’s Buy/Sell is already available on the Patreon, and Rowdy will appear there.
Keston Hiura – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. HE’S BACK! Wait, I’m being told one good at-bat in two years doesn’t mean a guy is back.
Brandon Woodruff – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.30. Nick Pivetta is a trade to the Brewers seven years ago from being a future Hall of Famer.
Mitch Keller – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.23. Keller is a trade anywhere from being a Cy Young winner.
Miles Mikolas – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.76. Pretty bored by Mikolas, in general, but I cannot tell a fib, I picked him up in a 12-team mixed league.
Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .368. Printing out my Nolan Arenado schmohawk post, writing “CROW” on it and placing it by my open mouth–NOOOO!!! Torenado!
Sandy Alcantara – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.86. Fun fact! Sandy is the only non-Jesus on the Marlins.
Anthony Rizzo – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (2). HR and SB to the Rizzo! The Yankees are the perfect landing spot for our first Zombino sighting.
Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.27. Last year his April ERA was 5.87, and you drafted him this year, so you might want to chillax.
Luis Severino – 5 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.08. He looks great, and he’s giving me major envy pangs — where’s Mike Clevinger?
Chris Bassitt – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.00. The Regression Fairies protested to get Britney’s conservatorship lifted and they will rip the heart out of your ratio’s chest.
Carlos Rodon – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.06. I shouldn’t have been out on him in the preseason. Live and learn, and I’m human and still learning. Rodon was priced decent-enough in drafts, and if you get 120 IP from him (or anyone), it’s as good as most solid number twos. It’s not like you can count on a lot of innings from anyone.
Brandon Belt – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer. Belt’s really tapped into some late-career power. Like a retiree who goes back to work at the local arcade and wears one of those change belts and says, “Now I have all the power!” Exactly like that.
Jake McGee – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 2.08. The Giants are so good (with a lot of old guys no one wants, and they’re all likely cheating) that there’s room for two closers, which it seems like they have with McGee and Doval.
Marcus Stroman – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 8.78. Ya know what I was thinking about recently? You, “How much you miss MF DOOM?” Yeah, true, but that’s not what I was thinking related to this. I was thinking how many times NL pitchers would be lifted if their hitting spot came up to bat, but now they’re sent back out there to take more lumps. Either way, I’d try to hold Stroman, but obviously on your bench until we see something better.
Sean Newcomb – Acquired by the Cubs. That means they now have the Newcomb’ler option.
Francisco Mejia – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .348. Donkey Teeth and I grabbed Mejia in our 15-team mixed league to fill-in for the injured Danny Jansen, and so far, so–Well, Zack Collins would’ve been a better add, and was available, but not bad on Mejia. Also, Mejia should really be the starting catcher in Tampa. No offense to Zunino, because, well, yeah, no offense.
Logan Gilbert – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.54. Wonder if he could help out my man Robbie Ray. Tighten his pants for him or something.
Nick Pivetta – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 10.03. That’s a 2.30 ERA if he were on the Brewers. I did the math!
Raimel Tapia – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1). I love Tapia way more than anyone has any right to love Tapia. With Springer ding’er’d up, there might be a little bit more Tapia than just for the Teoscar fill-in, which is still totally a thing.
Jose Berrios – 6 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 6.35. This is why we need to exercise patience, grasshopper.
Scott Barlow – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.35, and his 1st save, as Staumont entered the 8th inning. Why doesn’t Matheny just come to my house while I’m sleeping and apply Joker makeup to my face?
Daniel Lynch – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 5.40. Way too early for him in shallower leagues, but I’ve been super impressed with him in the few starts I’ve watched, and think he should already be on 15-team mixed league radars.
Daulton Jefferies – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.17. If Streamonator is lukewarm on the A’s starters, but they’re at home, I could see risking it for the biscuit. Also, just about anyone going against the disgrA’s, i.e., Jordan Lyles – 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.52.
Jorge Lopez – 1 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.57, and his 2nd save. Highest compliment I can give a player is I wish I had shares of them, and this very noble compliment I bestow on Lopez.
Shane Bieber – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.25. He’s averaging 90.2 MPH, which sucks, and is throwing more sliders than Popeye trying to distract Wimpy.
Dallas Keuchel – 1 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 16.50 with the big blow a grand slam from Jose Ramirez (2-for-7, 5 RBIs, and his 4th homer). In other words, Who Shot Dallas? JR.
Drop Josh Donaldson for Bohm, Wisdom or Eduardo Escobar?
Would you drop Jordan Hicks for Daniel Lynch in a 16 team points league? I could also drop Steckenrider or Kitteredge for Lynch instead of Hicks.
JP Crawford just out here ruining things for everybody.
Too many damn injuries so I’m forced to drop guys. Who’s the SP to cut out of Ranger, Sandoval, and Cobb?
hey Palmino I got the move itch and was wondering what u think of holding Gore vs picking up Staumont or Lopez in a net sv/hld and quality start. I only have Duran right meow and Gore is lowest on my pecking order.
using connor joe over Gallo right now ugh do I need to use Bohm over Witt jr till he hopefully gets goin?
Can’t see loosing Gote but I’d want Staumont and Lopez over Duran.
10 team OBP
Is Happ worth a WW pickup over Torres?
Others on waivers. Pham, marsh, mercado, schwindel
U – needed
12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Daily Redraft
Drafted Garver. Exhibit more patience or swap for one of the following?
Collins, Nola, d’Arnaud, Kirk, or Mejia
Cease roofed me!
Trevor Rogers, Bassitt, Severino… ros how do you rank them?
Would you add Jesus Sanchez or Andrew Vaughn? Trying to replace Roberts.
I miss MF Doom too. I see how he influenced your lyrical abilities.
Drop B. Rodgers for Bohm when Mondesi gets MI eligibility next week? Or go L. Urias, J. Mateo or JP Crawford over Rodgers. Or hold?
Gio and A. Rosario are also options to replace Rodgers
Could also go Kirillof as my CI
Alex Wood at WAS on Saturday or Sandoval vs CLE at LAA?
Wood, Sandoval or Gonsolin ROS?
Wood. Gonsolin for me ROS, but close with Wood.
Hey Grey…always good stuff…
I have a 5×5 roto with Heaney, Cobb and now Jon Gray on real-world IL and only two IL spots available on my team. I might be able to wait it out without too much damage, but would you drop any of them for Stroman or Ashby, or even to just open a streamer spot?
Gray is starting to worry me health-wise, but I don’t think Stroman is nearly as bad as his start…
One last question
Mercado or Tapia?
Was offered Gore and Connor Joe for Bellinger in a keeper league. Yes?
This Lou-Bob situation is sub optimal. Mercardo a reasonable replacement? Pham, Yas, Margot and Hicks also floating around…
Ah, good call. Based on Rudy’s OBP rankings he’s probably worth owning in a 12-team OBP league under normal circumstances.
@Grey: sorry in advance for the catcher questions, but murphy over nola?
Tapia,Jesus Sanchez,Adolis Garcia,Mercado
not weird at all that espn’s late on the HR’s or anything else, they don’t appear to notice what anybody else says about anything. for one of the worst parts of preseason, try inputting your own rankings (and i’m talking for fairly deepish leagues, like say at around 400 players or so) on their site, unlike EVERY other site i’ve ever seen you can’t just slide a name over, you have to drag/drop EACH name from THEIR rankings to make your own. so when they have some prospect at (literally, some of them are) say 1400th and you want to move that player to say 180th, that might take 10 minutes or something for that ONE player. eventually i just wrote down the prospects separately and at what point i’d go after stashes (and maybe change based on what other owners are doing etc). i don’t truck with these site rankings and do all my own (depending on league type some mix of you/rudy etc)
Yeah, true, they’re checked out on baseball in general
One of the few good things about Fantrax is you can upload CSV files to rank players.
So Grey, someone snapped up Tapia before I did. I went with Yastremski instead and guess who hit a home run?
Can only start 2?
Wright home vs Miami
Greene home vs St Louis
Ranger Suarez home vs Milwakee
Robert with a “slight” groin injury. Right. And LaRussa has a “slight” drinking problem.
Belt or yuli ?
Redraft points league.
Noah Syndergaard or Framber Valdez ROS??
Wins: 3 , IP: +1, k’s +1, er -1…
Thank you Sir.
Asked before but now with cap space. Would you drop Bender ($3) and try for Jorge Lopez at $1 – keeper saves/holds league. $5 left to spend if dropped.
OK, so 3B is still a wasteland, and I see that Bohm is still hitting well. We only get one waiver claim per week, and my two starters are Chapman and Candelario. I have players I can drop – what do you think about taking a shot on Bohm in case he’s actually breaking out? For context, Tyler Wade is also available.
Can lose Jeimer
Jaimer has looked really bad but I liked what I saw last year. Would you lose Toro instead for Bohm?
Yo Grey! So someone in our league just traded Trevor Bauer for Joey Bart. I know things are up in the air for Bauer, but holy smokes is that not selling WAY too low? Especially since the administrative leave could maybe (maybe not?) end tomorrow?
Bauer’s adminstrative leave just got extended again today, through April 29th. Seems to me like MLB has no intention of letting him play this season. Even though Ozuna with the exact same situation is being allowed to play.
It was extended another week…Seems like Bauer could come back in May or not again, so it’s a risk
i don’t remember, but did bauer even get to have a training camp. if he didn’t he’s actually risky IF/when he’s allowed back anyway. it’s very rare that pitchers (hitters too, but esp pitchers) with no camp do well at all, at least for months (see kimbrel, l.lynn, many others that are good normally in say the last 3 or so years). lynn on MIN anybody remember that? he was garbage till like august. kimbrel held out, signed with CUBS in like late july, sucked till like the last 2 weeks of september. they had no camps (lynn might’ve showed up to camp with like 5 days left that time, not more). bauer’s ADP/value varies more than any other player i can think of across many drafts for obv reasons.
Gausman!! They got a little greedy sending him out for the 9th, though.
Yup, he looked great tho
Would you drop Choi
I can use some HR’s and RBI’s
sorry you can add Robbie Grossman to the list
I think he is starting to heat up after an awful start and getting hurt
He would also add SB’s
Kirk or Garver? And how would you rank Lopez, Staumont, and Pagan (assuming the latter gets the save against KC in a few minutes)?
You ranked the RPs
Same order with Givens instead of Pagan?
Who do you like more out of Adell, Escobar (Mets), Profar or Julio Rodriguez?
Is Carrasco back to being useful again in 10-team leagues? Thanks
Lou-Bob D2D notification just hit my phone – prayer octagon pls
It’s a damn shame. I will join in prayer.
How do you get notifications for that?
The Jurickson store called, and they’re out of YOU!
B: Franmil/ Devin Williams
Please and thank you!
Randy, but close
Houck didn’t kill me! Just 2 runs and 4 baserunners in 5 IP.
Drop Duran to pick up Jorge Lopez?
10 tm h2h weekly pts
Please rank first 2 to drop – Franmel, Kwan, C.Joe, Y.Alzarez
Big THANKS for always giving your time.
Marsh or Laureano
Great work Grey!
16 team H2H weekly points league…
I got offered Burnes (SP), Tucker (OF) and Rendon (3B). For my Trout (OF), Nola (SP) and Bryant (1B, 3B, OF) .
What do you think?
Is it worth the risk? I’m questioning Rendon
Meh you’re not doing it for Rendon
Meh, as in you wouldn’t do it?
Yeah, that meh
No comment on Odorizzi’s line?
0.2IP, 2Hits, 6Runs, 3ER, 4BB, 2K.
Have the 3 starts been enough to land him on an assignment or straight up get released?
He shouldn’t be in the majors
those constant injuries finally caught up with him it sure looks like, and by this point it’s over enough time now. c.javier was getting dropped across the land (odd that those that drafted him did that though, probably auto picked in those spots), except he probably won’t go very long for a bit good add (i waivered him in at least 2 spots first week of season, even besides odorizzi, we’re to believe verlander stays healthy that long with everybody else?)
So sad. I remember him being serviceable.
Time to keep a close eye on the Astros SP situation. Whether Javier or someone else.
All the best in your league, APP.
I have Whitlock and Stroman at the bottom of my staff.
Luzardo and Tony G. available. Swap both?
Tony over Stroman
Jurickson or Ju-Rod? hahahaha claw my eyeballs out with a rake! Rhetorical (the first part)
Duvall or Tellez. Duvall hasn’t hit a HR yet and Tellez has 3.
For power today, do you like
Kepler vs Greinke
Christian Walker vs Josh Rogers
Hold onto Lodolo in hopes that he settles in or pick up Javier in hopes that he will soon start in Houston? Lodolo is currently at the bottom of my SP depth chart in a 12-team H2H league. Thank you!
Can try Javier
Saw you would pick up Gonsolin and he’s available in my 10 team league. Who should I drop? Berrios, Logan Webb, Logan Gilbert, Luzardo, Framber Valdez, Kopech, Nestor Cortes or my streaminator spot (currently Detmers, probably Brash next).
Thanks for all your work, many-year subscriber, winner 3 of the last 4 years thanks to y’all!
Thanks! You have no one to drop — prolly between him and Nestor depending on matchups
I know, hang onto Austin Hays… right? He’s on bench. Dozier, Arraez, Tellez available.
5×5 12team weekly
Thanks again for all your pitching recommendations!
1. Thoughts on picking up Yanks Clay Holmes? Would you do it?
2. Thoughts on picking up Houston’s Cristian Javier? Would you pick him up?
Of course, no free lunch. Would then have to drop from the following list: Chris Flexan, Wil Crowe of the Pirates, Quantrill of Cleveland, Heaney of LA and Clevinger of Cleveland.
2. Ok, Crowe
The LaRussaverse is a weird place. It’s a place where Adam Hasely plays often over Andrew Vaughn – you know, Abreu’s replacement possibly as soon as next year. You’d think you’d want him to get some time against right handed pitching, even if at the bottom of the lineup.
Yeah, makes no sense
Too many more to mention lol
running neck to neck, in bozo mgr of the year ffs
Please pick top 3 streamers?
Ranger Suarez home vs Brewers
John Gray at Oakland
Bundy home vs White Sox
Luzardo at Braves
Brash home vs KC
Josiah Gray home vs SF
Irvin home vs Tex
Ludolo home vs Cards
Suarez, Brash, Bundy
Kwan for Sandoval?
Or even worth the trade
Happy Thursday, Grey… Start Ryan @KC today or Giolito @Min on Sunday?
Ok Grey, so to make room for Profar (filling in for IL’d India), I need to drop one of my Pitchers since my Hitters are all decent (well, rank wise).
Which one would you lean to drop in a Yahoo 10 Team H2H Points League:
Snell (currently on IL but could be swapped with India if you know what I mean – I would not be adverse to dropping)
My remaining SPs are Peralta, Gausman, Cease, Gore, T. Rogers, Manaea, Grey (also in IL) and my RPs are Clase, Chapman and Kimbrel.
Hopefully that makes sense.
Thanks much Grey.
Grey, Keep up the good work! Your advice on trade, Am I not offering enough?–My Lindor, Rendon and Musgrove for his India, Devers and Cole? I would be adding $15 more on my salary, but not a prob. thanks
Do you think Shane Baz is worth holding onto?
I currently have 3 other DL players.
10 team league
Two questions Grey:
Neris or Jorge Lopez for saves?
Can you rank Luzardo, Mahle, Gonsolin?
I’m in a 10 team league with categories of QS instead of wins and saves+holds instead of saves. Is dinelson lamet worthless at this point? He seems to be a middle reliever now who isn’t usually in line for hold or saves. Would you drop him for pierce johnson in the same pen?
Yes, you can lose him but in a 10 team league, I can’t imagine Johnson’s best you can do
PJ over grin and lamet for holds, been the mostly 8th inning guy. him and suarez.
Why thank you luzardo, framber, and stroman…gonna take a month to fix that.
I guess every hitter I drafted decided they’re going to be singles guys…except Franmil and Eloy theyre going with the Miguel Sano approach…my best hitters are Miles Straw, Connor Joe, and Nate Lowe…its good to be king.
Haha, yeah, brutal on the SPs…I had Bassitt yesterday too
Here’s your O’Neil Cruz tracker of the day – batting .194 at the AAA level in 10 games with no home runs, 2 doubles, a triple, 5 RBI, and 4 steals. Has played 9 games at SS and only 1 game in the outfield so the Pirates continue to be full of it. Pure service time manipulation and unfortunately that .194 batting average gives them an excuse to keep him down.
Those steals would be nice at the MLB level wouldn’t they?
The dreaded catcher question: Who would you rather have to fill in for Tyler Stephenson? Sean Murphy or Zack Collins? 12-team Roto 5×5
hey Grey – 10 team league with 3 adds/week. Whitlock available and may be starting this weekend. Add over any of the following? Thanks!
c – Grandal
1b – Olson
2b – Lux
3b – Wander
Ss – Bo
Of – Eloy, O’Neill, Straw
Util – Alonso, Donaldson
Bn – Franmil, Julio Rodriguez
IL – Acuna, India
Sp – Musgrove, Cease, Mcclanahan, Eovaldi, Kopech, Luzardo, Ranger, Greene
Rp – Bednar, Soto
IL – DeGrom
He’s only going to throw 2-3 IP
inherited a keeper league team, It involves stashing minor league players, etc…
Do you try to sell a player like Akil Baddoo or are they a straight drop. Heliot Ramos available on waivers. other players I could drop are Luis Matos, Jose Miranda
Sell if you can, why not
check with itch if you don’t trust me, but matos and miranda a LOT higher long term than ramos.
Do you value wander franco WAY above Jazz (I know you do in your rankings, just seeing if anything has changed)? I own Jazz in a 12 man h2h 5×5 obp keeper league, and am thinking of offering jazz and a 2nd or 3rd round pick for franco.
Thanks my man
if anything jazz got lower, batting 8th or 9th excepting today.
I’d personally find it helpful if on the player page, recent articles went back further than the last three. Just a thought, thanks for all you do!
Yeah, I’ve thought of that too…That’s a big change tho, I think…I’ll look into it
How’s it going? Hope you’re well.
In a 10 team H2H, standard 5×5 league (saves only):
3B: JRam with the grand slams
OF: Ozuna, Bellinger, Tyler O’Neill, Jrod
UTIL: Adolis, Hunter Renfroe
NA: Adley R.
SP: Freddy KGB, Musgrove, Manaea, Stroman, Carrasco, Morton, Ranger Suarez
RP: Chapman, Kittredge, Jorge Lopez, Staumont, J. Barlow
1) Are you dropping any batters for Bohm or Profar?
2) Are you dropping any pitchers for Gonsolin?
Profar was just grabbed
Hold on hitters
Hope you’re well!
1. Kwan for Profar
Drop Eddie Rosario for J. Mateo?
Grey, need a trade opinion in a H2H points keeper league. I was offered Mullins (13th round keep) Schwarber and Clevinger (13th) for my Kyle Tucker (13th) Jo Adell (15th) and Camilo Doval. Which side do you prefer?
Fair offer but I prefer the Tucker side.
Staying patient with Swanson in a keeper? Dropping would get $8 cap space back (out of $15), Iglesias is bench SS. Or hold.
Is Hosmer relevant in 12 team league to try to boost avg in util pos?
I know there were a lot of people bullish on baddoo. As I recall you liked him, but were not super high on him. Do you think he is a buy low? He is on the bench vs a lefty today and was out last week. Would you add him in a 10 team, 5 OF format if he was cut. I’d be cutting someone like Santander. Thanks
Nah, I don’t love him…If he gets hot at some point, that can change
don’t cut santander for him certainly. in a 10’er i’ll bet green money he’d have to have to get pretty hot for likely anybody to add him, unless you got one of those goofy owners that has like 6 BN bats.
Would you drop Yuli Gurriel for Tellez as a bench bat?
Would you be buying low on Gerrit Cole ?
Was thinking of offering Sandy for him
Yes on Cole…Sure, with Sandy
The fact that I am considering streaming this early is appalling. Would you use Blackwood today against Balt. The O’s are off to an awful start, but their hitting isn’t this bad. I look at AZ and they finally broke through and put up 11 runs yesterday so it is bound to happen eventually for Balt.
Yes Blackburn. Not sure if I typed that or my phone autocorrected it
I usually dont stream, cause i suck at it for some reason. lol But, yesterday I streamed Miles and today Pineda, so go for it lol
One other question- two trade offers
Belt and Logan Webb for Goldsmith and G. Cole
DeSclafani for M. Haniger
Which sides do you like
Cole side — Haniger
hello! how do you rank Detmers, Roansy Contreras and Christian Javier going forward? Any of them “must rosters” in a 12 teamer? thanks!
Detmers, Javier — not musts
Can you write about how Semien’s vas deferens from last year to this year?
This guy wins today! Hahaha!
How do you rank these 2B?
Edman, Lowe, Marte, Segura, Wong
Ketel, Lowe, Edman
Mondesi looks terrible. Add Bohm over him in 10-team points league? K’s are -1
Francisco Mejia or Yasmany Grandal?
Rank in order please..Gonsolin, R. Suarez, Quantrill
And drop which of: Montgomery or Taillon?
Cheers, thanks. I had high hopes for Taillon!
Tapia or Ward?
Ward, different things tho
Grossman, Hicks or Tapia for a 5th OF?
Looking to drop Swanson who isn’t hitting but has the strikeouts down pat and batting 9th for either A. Rosario or B. Crawford-who would you go with.
Hey Grey, Dylan Carlson or marsh for Bohm? I also have adell but really don’t want to let him go! Problem is sooooo many outfielders on my team and really need another 3B spot. Thanks man.
I meant DROP either of those guys for Bohm
I think Sandy is the beach Jesus was walking on when the set of footprints went from two to one.
(though in this case it was 17 to one. Just crowdsurfing Jesii).
More beautiful words have never been spoken
was He hopping?
Hi Grey. Looking for Runs again, with a chance of homers.
Mike Yastrzemski (1) vs Carlos Carrasco
Miguel Cabrera (5) vs JoMo
Raimel Tapia (1) vs Tanner Houck
Max Kepler (5) vs Greinke
K props are a little hard today: Cease 6.5, DeScalfani 3.5 (he’s due?), Carrasco 5.5 (gut feeling this might be a classic Carrasco 4+ BB game), Gausman 6.5 (def under right?), Joe Ryan 4.5, Pablo Lopez 5.5…
No idea which way to swing those today. I think Joe Ryan can sneak in 5 if he goes 6 innings. Thoughts on the others?
I’d go Cease over, DeSclfani under, Carrasco under, Gausman under, Ryan over, Lopez under
DeScalfani looks terrible
He does, haha, ugh
Drop in 10 teams for a streamer?
I only bet the Carrasco, Gausman and Ryan props today… currently sweating that Gausman under cause the Red Sox decided to not work the count and he’s at 70ish pitches after 7 complete innings.
How about these Mets? Carrasco self corrected after a sideways 2nd inning and just dominated… who would’ve thought that Buck would have no sweat right duct taping this staff to get over DeGrom’s injury. As a Mets fan I take no joy in the state of the Yankees right now, but low key sorry not sorry. They totally pulled a Mets today against the Tigers with bases loaded 1 out top 8 and promptly GIDP to end the rally, then the wheels come off bottom 8 and they allow 2 runs. One last note, if you are going to lose to the Tigers, do the fans a service and let Miggy get that hit… so not only do the Yankees lose, but have Miggy go 0-3
Ah, did it work out? Was out to lunch — Mets look great, don’t they always collapse in June?
Ryan cashed, Carrasco and Gausman did not cause the Red Sox didn’t work the count and Gausman ended up going 8 with 8 Ks
Buck Showalter has really gotten this team playing with an energy not seen in decades
We will see in two months
You should play the lottery. I followed your advice and picked up M. Kelly and Miles Mikolas. Well done. Thank you.
1. I have scheduled to pitch Miami’s Pablo Lopez at home against St Louis. Do you agree?
2. I was also going to pitch Oakland’s Paul Blackburn at home against Baltimore. Do you agree?
3. I am not sure about Daulton Jeffries of Oakland. Is he just a streamer or could be a contributor? Is he better than Cal Quantrill!?