I know it’s stone fruit season, but check out the plums on the Diamondbacks! They called up Stone Garrett (2-for-3). Mean’s while, Corbin Carroll remains a stone’s throw away. What’s that all about? This guy may be Stone, but it’s still Rock and Carroll to me! Garrett’s numbers are goofy, and goofy is good. 28/15/.278 in 385 ABs should definitely get the berries tingling. Here’s what Prospect Itch has said, “(Diamondbacks’) AAA numbers are always inflated, but Garrett’s plus power and .375/.430/.764 slash line look good enough to mix in with that lineup, at least. Garrett’s a guy with big raw power, who gains a little value in an environment where it’s harder to clear the fence. He’s looking at near-term playing time and has enough speed to help us in roto leagues if he gets the time. If only I had time to beat up Grey.” Dude, cmon! In an NL-Only league, I’m absolutely interested. In mixed leagues, I’m kinda wait-and-see for now, but that could change very quickly. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

LaMonte Wade Jr. – 1-for-2 and his 8th homer, and third homer in four games. Possibly the hottest hot schmotato in Schmotatoland and will be in Friday’s Buy column, which is already available on the Patreon.

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.89. Even if he fades again in September, which I’m kinda expecting, Rodon’s been Rondonkulous. Easy top 10 starter-type year.

Ranger Suarez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.31. Ranger’s afternoon yesterday was big. Fired Jon Daniels, then pitched a helluva game. Don’t really buy into a 1st half and 2nd half player, but Suarez is absolutely a 2nd half pitcher. Did it last year; this year more of the same. He’s got, like, a 1.00 ERA across two 2nd halfs. (Halves? How does it work when it’s two 2nd halfs? Is it two 2nd halves? That looks wrong. I’m a nerd and am seriously asking.)

Joey Votto – Will undergo season-ending surgery on his rotator cuff. Don’t worry, he’ll be back next year as he’s owed $25 million. Veteran contracts in their final years are like the director’s cut of an already long movie. “That Marvel movie that’s 185 minutes now has an extended 44-minute opening scene? I’m gonna pass.”

Nick Lodolo – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.12. Lodolo’s gonna be everyone’s “favorite sleeper next year who won’t be a sleeper by the time we get to the season” sleeper. Also, Cincy is unforgiving and I bet he’s more up and down next year than people will expect.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Will return to the Tigers’ rotation on Sunday vs. the Angels. Ed-Rod said of his absence since May, “Who’s asking?” There might be some streaming potential here.

Tarik Skubal – Underwent surgery to repair his flexor tendon. That’s gonna be a yikes from me, dawg.

Willi Castro – 1-for-2 and his 5th homer, as he replaced Harold Castro in the lineup. I can’t say for sure, but I think the Tigers watered Harold to sprout a new Castro. Like Gremlins.

Cal Quantrill – 6 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.77. Felt like a lotta woofs around my streamers yesterday. Think I’m gonna take a nap. *shuts eyes for five seconds, shoots them back open and claps hands* I’m back! What did I miss?

Clay Holmes – Hit the IL with back tightness. Aroldis Chapman would be my first guess as the replacement, but Effross has the ability to pitch and also be the go-to Yankees’ fan curse word when he blows a game.

Oswaldo Cabrera – 0-for-4 as he was recalled from Triple-A Jamaal Wilkes-Barre. Yankees are almost as funny as their panicky fans. They’re on pace to win 100 games and now they’re suddenly calling everyone up, like Josh Donaldson was good previously? Aaron Hicks? I could’ve told you when they were winning that those guys sucked. Any hoo! Cabrera was 8/10/.264 in Triple-A with a 26.6% strikeout rate, i.e., he, much like Florial, will hit .190 in the majors.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .223. Speaking of sucky suckers, Donaldson hit a big homer last night in the 10th, but, yeah, he still sucks.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4, 2 runs 2 RBIs and his 28th homer. HR to the Izzo.

Gleyber Torres – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer, as he hit third. Wow, Yanks really are desperate for offense. Not that Gleyber has been bad, but hitting third? Um, okay.

Harold Ramirez – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer, coming a day after he was activated from the IL. Was going to say something on Ha-Ram being, and I lost train of thought *makes sign of cross* taken too soon — Harambe 4ever.

Tyler Mahle – Left the game with shoulder soreness. Sounds even worse when you hear that he was averaging 89 MPH on his fastball as, in the opponent’s dugout, Greinke was like, “Damn, that sucks.”

Jose Miranda – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .286. Miranda’s got the right to remain on my team! No? Corny? Meh, give me a pass here, I’m trying!

Daniel Lynch – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.52. That the Royals don’t put Da. Lynch on his jersey back and give him a blue velvet jersey is one of life’s greatest missed opportunities.

Cory Abbott – 6 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.16. Checked Streamonator for Abbott and Streamonator said, “Eff off.”

P.J. Higgins – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer. 2nd homer in a week for Pajamas Higgins, which is the mildest of recommendations. Not even a hot schmotato. I’d say hot schmo.

Roansy Contreras – 6 IP, 4 ER, 10 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.02. as he was recalled. I’m good with a little Roansy in my life, a little Contreras on my teams, a little Monica–Okay, now I’m just singing Mambo #5. He’s fine if the matchup is decent, but everything the Pirates touch gets polluted.

Bryan Reynolds – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 18th homer. Reynolds must’ve been playing mad yesterday, because he heard what Eck said about the Pirates. Good on Eck, tee be aitch. Here it is, if you haven’t heard:

Pablo Lopez – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.83. You’ve given him what? Five? Six starts now? It’s time to move on. *sees his schedule* Ugh, why is it whenever I think it’s time to move on the pitcher is about to face the Nats or A’s?

Mike Clevinger – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.63. Was pretty funny when Tatis got suspended and Clevinger came out as saying it was immature. Putting aside the fact that Clevinger’s wife was calling him out on social media for cheating on him and keeping it to baseball: Ya know what shows maturity? Pitching to the score and giving your team some length so they don’t need to go to the pen.

Jake Cronenworth – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, a grand slam. Do the Padres hit home runs that aren’t grand slams or is it a trademark thing with Slam Diego?

Starling Marte – 3-for-5, and his 13th and 14th homer, then Francisco Lindor (2-for-5, 2 runs, 12th steal) hit his 21st homer on back-to-back pitches in the 1st inning, which I read about after waking from my concussion. I knocked myself out slamming my head into the wall because I was streaming Odorizzi.

Brett Baty – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st major league homer on his first major league swing. Oh, now you’re interested? I see. So you didn’t trust me when I said I grabbed him everywhere in my Brett Baty fantasy. Okay, I get it.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.15. Scrambled Odorizzi.

Elvis Andrus – Released by the A’s. If only there was a popular saying to express Elvis leaving the building.

Sean Murphy – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 15th and 16th homer, and three homers in the last two games. Someone’s feeling the hot air Langeliers is breathing down his neck. Not that Murphy should have any concerns about losing playing time, he’s their best hitter, and it’s not that close. When Sean Murphy’s the best your team has to offer, it’s time to talk about recutting Moneyball into a comedy.

Shea Langeliers – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. I got a homer from my catcher slot! We are living large! *makes Texas Longhorns hand gesture* Langeliers!

Adam Oller – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.63. Taking a cue from retired basketball player, World B. Free, Adam Oller has changed his name to Adam Oller Oxen Free. Sorry, no time for questions.

Tony Gonsolin – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 hits, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.12. The regression coming his way next year is going to be obscenely awful. Making up for this year, he’s gonna have a 7+ ERA. I’m half-joking.

Max Muncy – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .187, but hitting .350 in August, so it doesn’t matter what he was hitting in April when his elbow was broken in half, and he was trying to copy and paste his right elbow with his left elbow.

Eric Lauer – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.58. His June ERA was 6.83. All other months? Under 3. That’s not so bad.

Jordan Montgomery – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.29. Nope, Yanks couldn’t use anything like that!

Austin Voth – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.86. Pitched his heart out, but, sadly, the 1927 Orioles fell in this game. Their march towards history will continue again in their next game.

Yoshi Tsutsugo – Signed by the Blue Jays. Front office said, “We abbreviate Blue Jays to BJs, but we don’t have anyone who truly sucks, until now.”

Ross Stripling – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.93, as he was activated. I’d say Streamonator, but how is Stripling only rostered in 34% of leagues. His ERA is under-3.00. That’s it. It’s almost September, that’s all you need to know to roster someone.

Shohei Ohtani – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 27th homer. Yeah, but how many innings did he pitch?

Luis Rengifo – Left the game with lower back tightness. Oh no, but he’s the new Mike Trout! Oh, wait, Rengifo being out with an injury makes him even more like Trout.

Touki Toussaint – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.50. If the Braves don’t give a guy a 10-year deal worth 25% of what they’d get on the open market, but instead let the player walk, that player is not good. All kidding aside, Braves’ GM, Alex Anthropodamus would make a good dynasty league manager. Notice how many deals he gives young pitchers vs. hitters.

George Kirby – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.47. Good news/bad news/less pessimistic news/realistic news: Good news is he was able to throw. Bad news is that start vs. the Angels was pretty meh. Less pessimistic news, he was one out from a Quality Start. Realistic news, a weak Quality Start against a weak opponent, and he still was meh.

Jesse Winker – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and his 2nd homer in three games. Only took him four months to faintly appear decent. As they always say, April showers bring May, June and July garbage, but August is okay, kinda.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .223. Big day for the Suarezes. How’s the canal doing?

Cal Raleigh – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homer, hitting .208. Think he ever grabs something falling off a counter and shouts, “Raleigh fingers for the save?”

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Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
1 month ago

Drop Vogelbach for Stone?

Weird Fishes
Weird Fishes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, Grey. I’ve been away for a few – how are you feeling?

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
1 month ago

wait a sec, clevinger, the dude that along with plesac got caught out partying at clubs during corona freak out and got suspended by his team for a month+ before being cast out in a trade, that clevinger, is telling somebody about “maturity”, re-he-heally (not that it wouldn’t be an appropriate comment on tatis, for somebody who anybody would have any reason to respect his “maturity” level)

castellanos and his below replacement level .696 season OPS is top 100 on the player rater, those 7 steals of his doing a LOT of work there. 11 HR/7 steals and lineup placement gets you top 100, roughly 4.5 months into 6 month season, that’s crazy.

i forgot that you hadn’t seen breaking bad when b.brandt was on the podcast. it was funny enough that a non main character, somewhat unknown actress, who is in no way affliated with baseball or fantasy sports, who isn’t really that aware of baseball stuff came on the podcast, i forgot how much funnier it is when the host hadn’t yet even seen the show at the time.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

oh yeah more would be good. esp funny if/when they have no link to here, and you have no direct knowledge of what they’ve done/do.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
1 month ago

wasn’t there like a social media short video of plesac/clevinger out partying when the teams told them all they couldn’t be doing that. if i was tatis every time i was asked about my “maturity” level be i’d be showing that video. say something like “yeah a lot of us on SD have “maturity” issues, what of it”

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
1 month ago

obv me specifically though, if i had to deal with these sports reporters routinely, any time any of them got caught doing anything stupid/saying anything proved wrong (esp if it at least appeared they made something up) i’d be ready to pounce right back. considering how rich these players are, honestly, i’d pay detectives to find dirt on these reporters, and bring up that stuff every time they came after me.

reporter: “so what’s up with that injury you have player x, we were told you’d be back last week and aren’t”
player x (ready this time): “why did you tell mailroom steve you’d be ready for softball league this year after having that knee surgery a month ago, you clearly weren’t ready yet, seems like you should’ve been more honest with steve”

reporter: “so larussa, you don’t think you should explain why after getting caught for the 4th time (this is in the future) drunk driving you should still be allowed to have a license”
larussa: “do you want to tell us the amount you had to give to settle that situation where you grabbed lady y’s ass while drunk 10 years ago”

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Dynasty pts
$36 judge or $33 Burnes you going bat? Fair?

Drew
Drew
1 month ago

Sorry to flood the comments:
Tatis and Drury for Degrom?

Drew
Drew
1 month ago

Drury for Clevinger fair in a 16-team OPS keeper?

Bossmanjunior333
Bossmanjunior333
1 month ago

14 team h2h keeper auction 6×6 with OBP, TB

So…. right after a monster trade of $1 G Henderson and $1 E Cabrera for Semien and Ray, I just recieved a godfather offer for my $1 Julio Rodriguez. I would send $1 Rodriguez and $7 Pena for $43 T Turner (unkeepable), $18 Realmuto, $24 E Jiminez, and $15 M Chapman. This would be a monster boost to my offense, matching a very impressive pitching staff. This would make my roster as such.

C Realmuto
1B Hoskins
2B Semien
SS Turner
3B Chapman
MI Marte
CI Donaldson
OF Jiminez
OF Mullins
OF Renfroe
OF JD Martinez
OF Melendez
UTL Voit
BN Hall
BN Wong
BN Jung

SP McClanahan, Alcantara, Musgrove, Manoah, Ray, Wright, May, Cobb, Sandoval

RP Dominguez, Phillips, Sewald

IL Tatis Jr, Bednar

So thoughts? Pull the trigger?

Bossmanjunior333
Bossmanjunior333
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I would be dropping Ozuna and McCarthy. My current catcher is Melendez (also OF eligible) and 3B is Donaldson. Melendez shifts to OF/C and Donaldson to CI.

Saint
Saint
1 month ago

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

If B. Lowe and his shoulder don’t do something tonight he B. Gone from my roster. Who of the following is taking his place?

Franmil, Winker, Pollock.

Thanks

Willie Mickey and the Duke
Willie Mickey and the Duke
1 month ago

Late question. I have to sit 2 pitchers
Wacha @ Balt
Freddy @ Cubs
Bassitt @ Phils and V Colo
Ranger S V Cubs
Webb @ Det ( he killed me today)
Montgomery @ Cubs
Closers Kimbral, Duran (twins), Sewald

It’s a k/bb league, no Whip
Wins and QS
Holds are 1/2 saves
We need all categories as we can gain ground everywhere.
I’m leaning Freddy because he has been meh since his return
I’m also leaning Duran but Webb was awful today and I’m waffling
Help

Shinjuku
Shinjuku
1 month ago

Hi Grey,
Last few desperate hours for trades in my dynasty league. I’m in need of SP and considering the following two offers:

My Bregman for Rodon
Or
My Bregman + Manaea for Strider + Clevinger

Thanks again!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 month ago

Kirk was dropped cuz he hasnt been so good lately was wondering if i should drop MJ for him OBP league.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
1 month ago

Effin’ Giolito? I traded Kopech for him a week ago thinking I was upgrading. Cost be 2 ERA points today. Should he be dropped? POS.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Can’t but feel like it. Bench for now.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

You just want your conscience free of him…smile.

Gator
Gator
1 month ago

Snell or May for 2023? Is May top 30 pitcher? Thanks

Gator
Gator
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

Drew
Drew
1 month ago

Looking for some pitching help for the playoff push in my 16-team OPS keeper.

Was offered Ashby and C. Walker for Vinnie P

Vinnie’s been in my UTL spot, and I get a little nervous selling him in a 16-team OPS.

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Drew
1 month ago

Sorry. I realized there’s no question here! Which side do you like in 16-team OPS keeper:
Ashby and C. Walker or Vinnie?

Thanks, Grey!

mookie
mookie
1 month ago

How much do you think Kike Hernandez is worth in an ‘only’ league auction next year, assuming healthy to start the year? I know, random as hell and who knows, but wondering if you even had a thought on range. Went for $14 and $16 in LABR/Tout this year but obviously has had a bad year with injuries/performance. Thanks!

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

Emanuel Rivera or Chris Taylor?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, Grey.

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
1 month ago

Finally made the right call with Giolito today. Man is he broken, seems to just keep making mistakes every start

joeurso1
joeurso1
1 month ago

Why does Gurriel Jr. have only 5 HR this year? Thanks.

joeurso1
joeurso1
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

And why is Giolito so bad? Thanks.

joeurso1
joeurso1
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I dropped Ranger Suarez 1.5 months ago when I should have dropped this schmo. Ugh.

Better Call Limehouse
Better Call Limehouse
Reply to  joeurso1
1 month ago

i’m kinda lucky i only dropped ranger in 2/4 of the spots i owned him, the drop was a 14’er and 15’er. holded in NL only, 16 teamer.

trick dad
trick dad
1 month ago

It’s halves – the plural of half ?
Evidently halfs is nonstandard but not incorrect!
Thanks for all the great work!

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

it’s definitely halves, and it definitely looks/feels weird.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
1 month ago

cue the “citizens envelope” convo in departed. albeit i don’t think citizens seems weird, but many do.

Mantis Toboggan
Mantis Toboggan
Reply to  Mantis Toboggan
1 month ago
NJW
NJW
1 month ago

If you can only start 1, who would you pick?

Luis Garcia (today) @ CWS
Patrick Sandoval (tomorrow) @ Detroit

The matchup difference seems drastic, though the White Sox have really struggled against RHP.

trickrey
trickrey
1 month ago

12 tm H2H league with pitching cats as BB, Ks, K/9, Wins, QS, ERA
Would you rather have Jesus Luzardo or Ranger Suarez? Or are both streamers?

fausto
fausto
1 month ago

-Lose Kirby to stream Ed-Rod vs LAA?
-MJ, d’Arnaud, or Contreras2?
-Lose B.Lowe or Segura for Joc Pederson?(@col this weekend.
kinda need Seguras 4sb ROS but
need some k’s and offense in a must win week…and me thinks B.Lowes shoulder is hurting worse than he wants to admit because he B.LOWS over the last 2 weeks.

fausto
fausto
Reply to  fausto
1 month ago

…And of course kirby is plus $40 next week vs NATS says the robot

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

In AL keeper, someone offered me his Manoah (25) and Donaldson (15) for my Nate Lowe (7) and JP Sears (1). Would you do that? In a tight race for the title and I need hitting and pitching.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yes, all players have $4 added to their salary each year. Part of my question is whether Manoah is going to pitch well enough down the stretch this year to make it worth it. I’m worried about him. There is nothing on the waiver wire to replace Donaldson with.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

What would you think about this if I could get him to substitute Bergman or Matt Chapman?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

And of course I meant Bregman, not Bergman.

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
1 month ago

While you’re thinking about this league, would you drop Adam Frazier (11) or Massey (1) when it’s time for me to activate Trout.

Hank A-A-ron
Hank A-A-ron
1 month ago

Roto keeper for next year lodolo or mj Melendez ?

Hank A-A-ron
Hank A-A-ron
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, would you keep A Vaughn over lodolo?

Hank A-A-ron
Hank A-A-ron
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry I am being a pain, how would you rank these players as roto keepers:
Lodolo, MJ Melendez, Vaughn, J Miranda and O Cruz

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Pts +7 IP +2 K – 3 hits and walks -12 Homer
This weekend:
Mikolus @ Ari
Cortes vs. Tor
Freddy P @ Cubs
Need 2

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
1 month ago

Boba @ Montas or Adames Vs. Heaney today?

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
1 month ago

Deep 12 tm, 6×6 H2H

For last spots on my roster, I need to drop one of these three: Darick Hall, Leody Tavaras, Oscar Gonzales?

Thanks!

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 month ago

Which side in this trade in a roto QS league – Monoah or Bieber?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 month ago

Most likely to help in 12-team H2H playoffs: Stripling or Lodolo? Thanks.

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Who do you like better at C in a 14T obp and Ks league:

MJ, Ruiz or Heim

Thanks

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
1 month ago

Start Berrios vs NYY today?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
1 month ago

Best bet for saves moving forward: Effross, Tepera, Taylor Rogers (MIL), Evan Philips (LAD), Schriber (BOS)

Thanks

Nate Drizzy
Nate Drizzy
1 month ago

No one talking about Grissom?? This dude is insane! How do we feel about him staying in the lineup when Albies gets back?

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
1 month ago

H to the H, G!

It’s that time of the year when I just stop by to check my favorite robot against my favorite human: Dunning v OAK (10.2)? meh?

Also, I know where getting close to the point where pretty close to everyone becomes a streamer, but am I correct to hold JoMo again for a little while? (I’m 95% Mahle is done for the season, so I’ve got space for it.)

baby seal
baby seal
1 month ago

Thank God I kept Murphy and didn’t grab MJ yet!
Miranda and Vinny P crushing it!

Had a comment for y-day that I never hit send on:

Cruz may be 58-years old, but that’s only 40-years old using the Dominican calendar. haha

3mango
3mango
1 month ago

Mornin’ Grey!
Would you hold Urquidy ROS, or drop and stream? (Next is 8/21 @Atl: SON says -3.4)
10tm Roto, no keepers.
Thanks!

3mango
3mango
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I love that answer, thanks!

jmccullough
jmccullough
1 month ago

Morning Grey!

1) Eovaldi droppable in RCLs for streaming options (including Ed Rod)?

2) How would you rank these rooks ROS: R. Greene, K. Carpenter, Stone, Abrams

Thx!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

i was going to waive Josh Bell and pick Nathanial Lowe. Is this a good idea?

thanks!

martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

thanks!

Gazzo
Gazzo
1 month ago

George Thorogood asks- Who do you Love?
ROS
Jordan Montgm
Giolito
Ed Cabrera
Sonny Gray

I walked forty-seven miles of barbed wire
don’t gimme no lip

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Who is the drop of Joe Ryan, Syndergaard, Lauer, Kyle Wright? Need a space with Fried coming back. Keeper league, but I doubt I’d keep any of these guys. I’m leaning Syndergaard, but he has some nice matchups on tap (Cin, Pit).

Thanks!

Frank Rizzo
Frank Rizzo
1 month ago

I need to choose one of the following starters since I’m behind and desperate.

Josiah Gray @ SD
Wacha @ Baltimore
Crawford @ Baltimore
Luzardo @ LAD
Steele vs Milwaukee

Not excited about any but need K’s and hopefully get lucky with ERA/WHIP. Who do I roll with?

J C
J C
1 month ago

1. Missed on D May. Best stash for mid September playoff run Soroka or Flaherty? Or pass and stash a hitter? Or do you have another gem to suggest?
2. Best bet to be an impact pitcher in September: Wacha, Stripling, or Quintana?
3. Gleyber or Muncy?

leon
leon
1 month ago

15 man. start?

urquidy @ ATL
Cristian Javier @ ATL
Kremer @ BOS

thanks!

Leon
Leon
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Wouldnu start all 3? I was asking about all 3. Thanks!

BAC
BAC
1 month ago

5×5 10 team OBP

I know you’ve been impressed but I’m weighing dumping Luzardo to open a streaming spot. He is @LAD next start and that feels like sit and was wondering if you thought the upside was worth holding. Other options to cut would be Ryan (next start +18.2), Urquidy, or Springs.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

Your column rules the FFB world! Thank you! I need steals…could you rank these guys…Bubba Thompson, David Fletcher, Sam Haggerty, Nick Lopez…thanks and have a great day! 13 team 5×5 dynasty!

Jimmy
Jimmy
Reply to  Jimmy
1 month ago

Leody is out there as well…

Will
Will
1 month ago

No love for Michael Harris going 1 for 3 with a run scored and his 14th steal? Batting line of .288 / .498 / .825 with 12 HRs, 39 RBI and 14 steals in only 72 games (257 at bats)? Harris is already 98th on the Razzball player rater in less than half a season. Be still my breakout star heart!

BTW, during one of the broadcasts they showed all of the contracts the Braves have given out to their young stars recently (Riley, Harris, Albies, Acuna, etc). How is Albies’ not screaming bloody murder for the sham contract his agent allowed him to sign (7 years, $35 million; compare that to Acuna, Riley and now Harris). The Braves should re-do that contract out of embarrassment.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ah, ok did not realize it was uncontested. On Harris’ contract, I think it is $72 mil for 8 years with a couple of option years at the end (can’t recall if those are player, team or mutual). But yeah, IIRC he’ll be making $9-$10 mil a year at the end of the 8 years when top hitters might be making, what, $40 mil a year by then? Anyway, still think Albies got ripped off by the Braves.

RazzLuvr
RazzLuvr
1 month ago

Stone putting off Puig vibes!

Grey, trying to help team 3.98 ERA but get wins, Gio risky today vs Houston right?

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Puig has hit pretty well last year in the Mexican league and this year in Korea, but I guess no MLB team wants to go near him with the off-field issues.

Puig 2021 Veracruz: .312/.517/.926 with 10 HR, 43 RBI and 8 steals in 62 games (205 ab)
Puig 2022 Kiwoom: .264/.457/.815 with 14 HR, 48 RBI and 5 steals in 90 games (337 ab)

So that’s 24 / 81 / 13 in 542 ab against inferior pitching. OK, maybe Puig really is done.

Bish
Bish
1 month ago

Grey,

also can you please rank these two-starters for next week?

Gray TX; SF
JoMo @CHC; ATL
Kopech @KC; AZ
Suarez CIN; PIT

Last edited 1 month ago by jocrafe
Bish
Bish
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yes, Sonny. Thanks!

Bish
Bish
1 month ago

Grey,

if you had to sit one of these studs next week, who would it be?

Cease AZ
Cole @Oak
Nola CIN
Urias @Mia

Dr Y
Dr Y
1 month ago

I want to drop bo Bichette. Not saying it’s rational or that I will. I just stare at him and want to drop him everyday for the past week

Gordeon
Gordeon
1 month ago

How ’bout the Tigers batting Riley Greene lead-off for past 2 months…JFC

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 3 moves per week (no streaming). We also get (4) IL spots

1)    Need to bring in Fried off my IL, whos the drop, N. Gorman I like his numbers when he plays but he sits out every other game. I also recently picked up Baty who I was hoping could fill my 3B slot

2)    Want to do a gear up for playoffs, I’m trying to figure out guys like: Profar, India, Ashby and I guess A.Wood (as he doesn’t have the best finishing schedule) and whether they’re worth keeping or swapping them out for more interesting wire guys like S. Murphy (c), R. Stripling (SP) or M. Wacha(SP), Wick/Scott/Hernandez (RP)

WIRE

BAT – S. Murphy (c), J. Meneses, E. Rivera, L. Rengifo, C. Vasquez (c), J. Heim (c), J. Iglesias, N. Lopez, S. Brown,P. DeJong, N. Gordon, S. Langeliers (c)

PIT – (first couple pitchers showing next month worth of their teams matchups)
J. Steele (STL, MIL, TOR, STL, CIN, SF, NYM, COL, MIA, PIT),
R. Stripling (BOS, LAA, CHC, PIT, BAL, TEX, TB, BAL, PHI),
M. Wacha(BAL, TOR, TB, MIN, TEX, TB, BAL, NYY, KC, CIN),
P. Sandoval, Josaih Gray, A. Civale, D. German, D. Smyly, K. Bubic, A. Voth

RP – R. Wick, T. Scott, J. Hernandez, J. Adam, A. Diaz,

My Team:
C – EMPTY
1B – P. Goldschmidt
2B – J. Profar
3B – B. Baty
SS – C. Seager
CI – R. Tellez
MI – M. Betts
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – R. Greene
RF – A. Garcia
Util – C. Yelich
BN – J. India
BN – K. Marte *DTD
IL – K. Hayes *IL
IL – T. Stephenson *IL60

SP – Aaron Nola
SP – C. Javier
SP – M. Fried
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – C. Doval (RP)
P – M. Kopech
P – J. Urquidy
BN – L. McCullers Jr.
BN – Ed. Cabrera
BN – G. Kirby
BN – A. Ashby (CHC, PIT, ARI, COL, CIN, STL, NYY, NYM)
BN – A. Wood (SD, PHI, LAD, CHC, ATL, LAD, COL)

Marv

MarvPesos
MarvPesos
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry, Gorman would be on my Bench, left him off and Fried is shown in the lineup but on IL, lineup reflects if I did drop him (which is confusing, my bad).

Kas
Kas
1 month ago

Mornin’ Grey!

What should one do with Tyler Mahle? I know he’s scheduled to undergo an MRI, but is it safe to say his value is pretty much shot for the remainder of the season or should owners hold on to see what happens? Also, when do you suppose the D-backs call up Carroll? Thanks brother.

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Leody or LaMonte in 14T obp

Thanks

Freedminds
Freedminds
1 month ago

Barlow worth a hold in 12 teamers? Though it seems Hernadnez is the closer in Texas.

Also, who’s the better bet for over 4.5 saves this year, David Robertson or Scott Effross ?

Vash
Vash
1 month ago

I find Jake Cronenworth disappointing this year. Am I wrong, or is this who he is and I am overrating him?

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Cronenworth only does something when I bench him. If he’s near the Top 100, I guess I bench him a lot.

Vash
Vash
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

Iown him in a keeper, 1st year on my team, …hes inconsistent.

I expected a solid player…hes been meh. top 100 i guess is okay. I guess i expected 15-15 .270 ish.

mj486092
mj486092
1 month ago

Luis Rengifo… Still had quality game and you forgot to mention it with intention. You know what. He gonna be fine and gonna have another freaking great weekend series.. you promise but you dont keep em… Luis is officially gonna whoop your ass next time you cross paths with him .. better stay out of orange county GRAY!!!!
Where is the David Fletcher mention… He had raised his damn bA about a hundred points last month…. Not like he only had 40 abstracts before INjury look it up you yuppie!!

your damn right ups dawg are my knew book/Kendle!!
Great stuff nowgo ask ESPN why they don’t have Stone Garret ad a listed player???

Last edited 1 month ago by mj486092
quinnmatt83
quinnmatt83
1 month ago

Keeper league Q.. Making a move for the future, would you rather use a 1st rounder to keep A. Riley or flip Riley for the rest of the season and have Tatis Jr. for a 5th rounder next season? Tatis would be a 4th the following year, and then a 3rd the next, and so on.. Riley will always be a 1st rd’r. With 3B being so thin does it make sense to keep Riley in this scenario?

quinnmatt83
quinnmatt83
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

10 teamer, keep 6.

Keegan Aikan
Keegan Aikan
1 month ago

Grey, you starting Fried anywhere today ? Has to go again deGrom ….

Vash
Vash
1 month ago

Effros should be their closer.Chapman at this point should set up.

Cabrera and Florial. Its the curse of Razzball. Grey says they’ll hit .190, means they’ll hit .300 and must buys by next week.

Skubal…did he have Tommy john? What is the recovery time for that surgery?

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
1 month ago

Hi grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Please rank 1st and 2nd drops – – Stripling, Singer, McCullers, Montas

Always big THANKS!!

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Morning Grey,
A couple of sit or starts for you
Ashby @ Chi Cubs (Thompson)
Luzardo @ LAD (Anderson)
Have a good one!

Tony C
Tony C
1 month ago

12 team H2H for ROS – Playoffs- please rank Stone Garrett, Franmil, Tyler O’ Neil and Renfroe.

Thank you and have a great day.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Yesterday I asked to recommend a replacement for 2B Brandon Lowe and provided several names (including Ramon Urias and Luis Urias). You said “Urias”. Which one?

Cram It
Cram It
1 month ago

I’ve been setting and forgetting Heim at catcher in ‘Perts for a few months now. I randomly decided not to forget it yesterday when I saw the red X next to his name…and streamed Sean Murphy. I’m not saying I’m going to make the greatest comeback from last to first in Fantasy Baseball history, but I’ve convinced myself that I can.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

20 points is a big gap for sure. But I looked at the actual stats for the first time all season, and there are points to be swung.

I don’t know how his team is dominating. He’s got 4 good bats, 2 good SPs, and garbage! Regression will come like a nuclear bomb over the next 6 weeks.

How’s your Razz NFBC draft champions team doing?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Bummer.

I didn’t do any this year.

Alan
Alan
1 month ago

Good morning Grey

pick one ros

goldy vs freeman

joram vs devers

need batting average the most

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
1 month ago

14 team h2h league

Start giolito at home versus HOU?

THANKS!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ouch.

iKon
Sam
1 month ago

Any thoughts on flyers for potential returning aces providing any value over the end of the season? Thinking specifically Soroka, Flaherty, Trevor Rogers, Severino or Glasnow. Thanks!