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It was a long, strange journey through the month of April (seven whole starts) for my Mitch Keller preseason sleeper. Whenever a sleeper does bad, I blame woke. He was not awake, but maybe that was asking too much of a sleeper. I tagged him a sleeper, after all. Was I asking too much to beg, on my hands and knees, to wake the eff up? (I said the preceding like I was Christopher Walken. Go back and read it again. And you’ll see.) So, maybe it’s a May thang, I ponder as I look at Mitch Keller throwing a complete game yesterday — 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks. He started the game with a 5.18 ERA and 3.4 BB/9 (not good for him), and ended it with a 2.9 BB/9 and ERA at 4.44. Not saying it’s all fixed and we’re back on the Keller Express, next stop Funsiesville, but it shows you how early it still is. One more great start from Keller and he’ll be exactly where we thought when we drafted him, i.e., it was woof but could be back to Old Keller. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Edward Olivares – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer. Now bench him for five days, then bring him in as a defense replacement on day six. Who are we kidding, Olivares hit a grand slam and was replaced by the .176-hitting Suwinski in the same game!

Zach Neto – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .239. Ya notice there’s no Zacharies? What’s up with that? [deafening silence] Okay.

Mason Black – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, as he was called up by the Giants. His parents failed him. Paintit was right there for a first name. Or Whoyacallin. That might lead to some fights, which is good! Son, this world is rough and if a man’s gonna make it, he’s gotta be tough. Little Man in Black on Black. Here’s what Itch previously said, “It’s a two-pitch, three-quarters look from the 6’3” Black, but if his command is on point, he gets an extra pitch or two out of the fastball/slider combo because he can work both inside and out, up and down. Stealing the back-door slider strike from lefties, especially, gives him a chance against them because he can also back-foot the pitch for punch-outs in two-strike counts. Though he struggled a bit in 60.2 innings at Triple-A, Black was the club’s minor league player of the year in 2023 and should get a look pretty early in 2024. Now, if you excuse me, I’m plotting to poison Grey’s boba.” What the heck? So, I put Black in the top 100 starters at the last minute in March, because he looked solid, then they signed Blake and Blake beat Black back. Check me out, finished that sentence without a two-hour bee delay. Black’s a streamer for now, clearly.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 1.64. Oh, the Giants are bad too. We’ve got a running tally of the bad teams vs. the good teams and the bad teams are starting to beat out the good teams. Not in games, but in sheer volume.  It’s easier to count the number of good lineups. Let’s see in the NL: Phils, Dodgers, DBacks, Padres, Braves, and Cubs. Am I missing any decent NL lineups? Brewers? Meh, I guess. What’s that, less than half of the NL?

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Twice would’ve been Bryce as nyce!

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .212. Schwarbomber gonna hit 50+, ain’t he?

Joe Kelly – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain. Which is whatever, but with Evan Phillips injured, this shores up Daniel Hudson’s grasp on the closer job or. Dot dot dot.

Alex Vesia – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.56 and his 1st save, with Blake Treinen (1 IP, 0 ER) brought in for the 8th inning and Daniel Hudson was brought in after the game to chat with some fans, hand out giant foam fingers. Ya know, the stuff a non-closer does.

Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 3rd homer in four games. Mr. Bungled Teoscar in the preseason so badly. He was so obvious value, and I drafted him nowhere. The Teoscar for Biggest Idiot? Not to me, I have no Teoscars.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (11) and double legs (8, 9). Next preseason, there will be people still who are like, “Meh, I don’t know, he doesn’t have any eligibility.” Yeah, then you can’t freely pick up great guys like Nick Gordon.

James Outman – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. I legit forgot he existed, and I have him on a team, so that’s a very bad sign.

Walker Buehler – 4 IP, 3 ER, as he was activated from the IL. Good news, he was able to throw 77 pitches. Better news, he doesn’t need his third Tommy John surgery yet.

Jake Burger – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Finally my Keto diet gets some variety.

Nick Gordon – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.30. I cannot tell a lie, I streamed Wood, like my name’s Balsa, baby!

Corey Seager – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .227. Know how I just said above I forgot Outman existed? Seager went 100 picks before him and has about the same value so far.

Bryse Wilson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.40. Not Streamonator‘ing him, not thinking about it, because I know as soon as I pick him up, he will explode all over my teams.

Michael Massey – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, 3rd homer in a week. “Take it, it’s yours.” That’s Maikel Garcia handing Massey the Chalice of the Hot Schmotato.

Cole Ragans – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.38. Prior to this game, Ragans was the 71st best starter on the Player Rater. Doubt this moved him up much.

Justin Steele – 4 2/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.96, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department said, “The escalator says Schlinder, is that as in the list guy?”

Christopher Morel – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (8) and legs (4), and, like, his 17th homer this month. Sorry, Dave Winfield, Morel is the new Mr. May. Standby for the June sell.

Yu Darvish – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.94. It’s not haha funny how funny it is that Darvish has become a boring backend starter after all those years of sheer dominatitude. Hmm, tried to do something there and it didn’t work. Dominatitude sounds like the name of the Nats’ mascot.

Simeon Woods-Richardson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.74. Gave you my Simeon Woods-Richardson fantasy, and nothing’s really changed. I like him; I kinda like all Twins pitching prospects, but this was also a solid matchup. (Inner monologue says, “They’re all good matchups, Brent.” Because there are so many bad hitting teams.)

Brandon Nimmo – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 4th homer. Nimmo found one!

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 1 K, vs. Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.68. This matchup was billed as, “Jesus Hayzeus and Carfax, don’t make me say anything nice about these guys, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be useful for fantasy. Happy? That was kind of a nice thing.”

Riley Greene – 1-for-5 and his 9th homer. The greatest sleeper call of mine? Well, no, I’ve had a few great ones, but this ain’t bad so far!

Jack Flaherty – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.86. Bit surprised the Ks weren’t higher. What’s the opposite of “Flaherty will get you everywhere?” That’s this.

Triston McKenzie – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.97. Straight from the community theater production of Forrest Gump, where McKenzie played the feather, and into the fire. Can’t start a fire without a spark from two twigs, which bring us back to McStickzie. Oh, his peripherals look awful, too, by the by. I’d be very scared about starting him.

Jonny DeLuca – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, and his 4th game played. So, Lowe (rhyming em-effin’ Simon over here) is back, and DeLuca played center yesterday, which is significant, because Siri was the Rays’ CF up until now. Maybe Siri gave the address for a plumber when she was asked what was Amanda Plumber’s last movie and Kevin Cash was finally fed up! DeLuca is super toolsy — power, speed, could make decent contact — but the thing holding him back was the playing time. If he has PT, he begins immediately to become intriguing.

Tommy Pham – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .282. Wham, bam, thank you, Pham!

Mike Clevinger – 2 IP, 3 ER as he was called up. He clearly misses his pal Zach Plesac. Wonder where he is…[phone rings] Hello? Plesac? What’s up, man? You in the cuzzi with one in a koozie trying to get the Postmates dude’s attention with your pineapple za? Damn, man, that’s crazy. Okay, lates.

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Jon
Jon
1 month ago

Like any of these guys over Gavin Sheets? Kody Clemens, LaMonte Wade, JD Davis, Tyler Freeman, Lipscomb, Nevin, Wisdom, Gabriel Arias, Josh Rojas, Toro-Hernandez, Senzel, Vierling. Temporary CI guy until Jung comes back. Thanks!

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
1 month ago

Lodolo for my Jones…which side?

lets play 2
lets play 2
1 month ago

My apologies in advance….catcher question. Be patient with O’Hoppe or drop for any of Campusano, Diaz, or Jansen, or equally bad Ruiz, Melendez, or Bo Naylor? It’s still early, so leaning toward holding out hope for Logan. What do you think?

lets play 2
lets play 2
Reply to  lets play 2
1 month ago

I guess O’Hoppe heard me…3/4 already tonight with an RBI. Ha!

lets play 2
lets play 2
Reply to  lets play 2
1 month ago

4/5 now! Ha!

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: sagnof – hudson, jax, reed garrett or leiter jr?

thanks!

gmark
gmark
1 month ago

Hey Grey, at the end of the season, who has better stats DeLuca or Edman?

Thanks, as always.

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

1) In a 12 team roto redraft 5×5 here are my non-injured starters:

Steele, Lugo, Bradish, C. Scott, Kikuchi, Crochet

I’ve got C. Javier and T. Bradley coming off the IL.

Who are the drop(s)?

1a) Is this how you’d rank them?

Steele, Lugo, Bradish, Crochet, C. Scott, T. Bradley, C. Javier, Kikuchi

2) 12 team mixed keeper league with OBP/SLG/OPS (plus cats for 2B, 3B, TB, SB and docking points for Ks and GIDP). Only one 1 UTIL slot, no CI/MI, slots for LF, CF, RF, no 4th/5th OF.

I’ve been perma-benching CES and Kjerstad, and CF has been a struggle with Outman, Chourio, Adell.

On the waiver wire: Lazaro Montes, Eloy, Castellanos, Winker, Gorman, Frelick (CF), T. Freeman (CF), Rafaela (CF), C. Keith, Kiriloff

Any moves you’d recommend?

2a) I’ve been holding Orelvis. Drop/trade him in order to stash Noelvi?

Thanks in advance.

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

A. Matt Olson, Dansby and Littell
B. Josh Naylor, Nico and Jhoan

Last edited 1 month ago by Dude
granvillehouston
granvillehouston
1 month ago

Better start today: Reynaldo López at home vs Bos or Seth Lugo at home vs Mil

SteveNZ
1 month ago

Maeda. That is/was not good. I can cool anyone off!

SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Not an east start tbf but sheesh. SON nailed it!

The only – and I mean the ONLY – consolation is that my oppponent is starting Allen…

Last edited 1 month ago by SteveNZ
Trader Joe
Trader Joe
1 month ago

Could you please rank Rooker, Wilyer Abreu, and Manzardo.

Trader Joe
Trader Joe
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry. To play. And looking for HR/RBI

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

I’m in a 10 team mixed yahoo redraft league. I just activated Sewald. Who can I drop to pick up Oneil Cruz? I was punting saved but picked up Sewald and put him in my IL spot. I didn’t think it was a good idea to cut him.

Roster:
C – Yainer Diaz (C,1B)
1B – Bryce Harper (1B)
2B – Isaac Paredes (1B, 2B, 3B)
3B – Spencer Steer (1B, 2B, 3B, OF)
SS – Corey Seager (SS)
OF – Jazz Chizholm Jr (OF)
OF – Adolis Garcia (OF)
DH – Christopher Morel (2B, 3B, OF)
BENCH: Gleyber Torres (2B)
BENCH: Jurickson Profar (OF)

SP: Jack Flaherty
SP: Brady Singer
SP: Aaron Civale
SP: Sonny Gray
SP: Yusei Kikuchi
SP: Zac Gallen
SP: Reynaldo Lopez
SP: Ryan Pepiot
SP: Walker Buehler
CLOSER: Paul Sewald
BENCH: Paul Skenes

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I just realized that I omitted my third OF in the lineup, which is Profar. Is it still Profar with gleyber going to the DH spot?

hal_incandenza
1 month ago

10 team 6×6 with OPS. Am I crazy to want to drop Gurriel instead of J. Young? It’s to accommodate an activation. Gurriel has been on a 2 for 33 skid, which likely colors my view.

LF Y. Alvarez
CF Bellinger
RF Tucker
OF Pages
Util Friedl
Depth – Young and Ruiz*

*- I just fear dropping Ruiz because I see that future meaning someone else reaps the Ruiz speed after I’ve held him since the draft. If you think I need to let go, I can consider it and possibly arrange an intervention for myself.

hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Hmmm. Think I’ll go another way and drop Black for now. Sorry, this is what I get for trying to tighten up my original question!

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

Side A: Soto Side B: Arozarena and Gallen

which would you want?

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Mike
1 month ago

12 team points league if it matters. Other pitchers are Castillo, Peralta, Bryce Miller, Bibee, Gray, Littell, Stone, Fedde and will be getting Taj Bradley this weekend

frankgrimes
1 month ago

I guess my Stripling stream wasn’t that bad!

frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

He should change his nickname from chicken strip to chicken shit… I’ll see myself out.

Andrew Ringer
Andrew Ringer
1 month ago

How do you feel about Seager so far? Statcast isn’t looking great but I feel like he’ll turn it around.

Would you prefer Hoerner and Reynolds or Seager and Nimmo?

Thank you!

Andrew Ringer
Andrew Ringer
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah I offered Hoerner for Seager straight up but was countered with Hoerner+Reynolds for Seager+Miguel Rojas. Don’t know how much more I’d be willing to give up for Seager than Hoerner which I was thinking about countering with the above^

I’m winning steals by a ridiculous margin so I’m trying to move Hoerner for some more pop. How would you rank Seager, Josh Naylor and Christian Walker ROS?

Andrew Ringer
Andrew Ringer
Reply to  Andrew Ringer
1 month ago

Sorry, meant to add Hoerner to that last list. So Seager, Naylor, Walker, Hoerner. Thanks!

Bobbi Morris
Bobbi Morris
1 month ago

10 team H2H points league

Need to drop one to stream. Which should I drop?

Bassitt or R. Lopez

SteveNZ
1 month ago

Lugo, Crawford, Maeda – not sure I’ve ever started pitchers with a bigger combined SON negative value.

What could go wrong?

SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry if this has been answered, but what do you think of Civale tomorrow in a QS 12er? 36(!) on the SON but just shithouse his last time out…

Plus, somebody dropped Rodon in my league – worth a grab? Current rotation is:

Gausman
Gilbert
Miller
Lugo
Maeda
Crawford
Stroman
M Keller
Ed-Rod – IL

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

whom. Haha, just kidding. White Sox

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  VinWins
1 month ago

at home

SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yeah, it’s hard not to. Thoughts on a Rodon pick-up? (second part of question above…)

SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Gah. Sorry! What Vin said. Thanks Vin!

Last edited 1 month ago by SteveNZ
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
1 month ago

looked up, and this is gotta be one of the most unironic things very many people will call ironic, morel mushrooms in fact flourish the most in late april to may. wonder if morel the human is aware of this. something for those interviewers that never have anything half intelligent to ask him after a game about (i don’t mean CUBS journalists only, all sports).

stripling right now: gotta be the worst BABIP’ing done to a pitcher so far this year: 7 singles, 2 BB’s (both arguably ump walks, esp the first), 2 outs and the last 2 runs shouldn’t have been earned since error in the middle of that.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
1 month ago

that’s in just that one inning i mean.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
1 month ago

more than 2 runs weren’t earned.

Flying High
Flying High
1 month ago

Would you replace Loperfido with Merrill,Outman or Kepler or hold?

Would you dump Torkelson for any of:
Ty France
Andrew Vaughn
Ryan O’Hearn
Jeimer Candelario

Thank you!

FireRobManfred
FireRobManfred
1 month ago

Corbin Carroll is batting leadoff which means he’s fixed now.

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  FireRobManfred
1 month ago

that’s how lineup slotting works, it subs for shoulder surgery every time.

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
1 month ago

Streamed the only two Rangers left on the wire: Heim and Taveras.
Woohoo!

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 month ago

Morel or Bo ROS 12-team roto

gmark
gmark
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Ouch…what exactly is happening this season.

My Elbow Hurts
My Elbow Hurts
1 month ago

Friedl or Bellinger – 6×6 roto redraft using OBP. TJ is available in my league.

My Elbow Hurts
My Elbow Hurts
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Is Friedl and Turang the same player in your opinion? although Friedl hit lead off in a better park.

My Elbow Hurts
My Elbow Hurts
1 month ago

Few trade proposals. It’s a small/shallow 6×6 (AVG & OBP) roto redraft.

1. Adolis or Lindor
2. Bellinger or Carroll
3. Lindor or Elly

Which sides do you like most?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 month ago

Carroll back in the leadoff spot.

Ruiz or Diaz at C for ROS in NL-Only H2H OBP league?

Last edited 1 month ago by pugs slugs
pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thank you!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

I was sitting Kunner at Atlanta. Thoughts?

PS Semien has 13 points already today. Thanks for bringing me to my senses!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 month ago

Good afternoon, Grey!

Trade rating question, which side? Analyzer likes side A but I know you are bearish on Seager and Framber.

Side A: Corey Seager, Framber, Taylor Ward
Side B: Teoscar, Logan Gilbert, Maikel Garcia

Thanks!

Gonzomania
Gonzomania
1 month ago

Is Carroll and Duran for J Rod a bad move at this point?

Gonzomania
Gonzomania
Reply to  Gonzomania
1 month ago

Twins duran

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

OBP league with 4 OF slots and 1 IF slot (and my util filled with Shohei).

Current OFs are Schwarb, Ozuna, O’Neill, Varsho, Springer (often benched), with Seiya on the IL and James Wood biding his time
Current IF options are CES and Grissom.

I’m about to open up an IL slot with pitchers getting healthy, and will need to make a drop or 2. Drop any of the above to pick up a recently dropped Nolan Jones? (1b/OF eligible)

kcc26
kcc26
1 month ago

drop Luis Garcia Jr or Vaughn Grissom for deLuca? honestly just trying to catch a breakout somewhere in a 12 team keeper league.

wheezy13
wheezy13
Reply to  kcc26
1 month ago

it feels like luis garcia is breaking out

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 month ago

I’m starting Kutter agin’ the Braves. Not with great confidence, but battling some injuries in that league. Here’s where I’m hanging my hat. League hitting .195 against his fastball. Acuna .236 vs fastballs, Riley .247 versus fastballs, Olson .235 vs fastballs. Miller carved up the Braves last week with a fastball heavy diet and difficulty with good heaters has been part of the Brave narrative all year. I have Reynaldo going against him so hoping a pitching duel breaks out.

SteveNZ
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 month ago

I’ll piggyback off of this reasoning!

Lower the Jolly Roger
Lower the Jolly Roger
1 month ago

Esteury Ruiz’s playing time is nauseating…. Somehow I’m in 3 outta 12 in a keeper….. look to trade if I can get ANYTHING ??? Ughh

Matthew Perovich
Matthew Perovich
1 month ago

Bench bat ROS upside: Rafaela, T. Black, Castro. Thanks! Could Rafaela turn out to be a monster?

Dark Knight
Dark Knight
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Love your general confidence in Black. I hope you are right.

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 month ago

When Bellinger comes back, who to drop to make room?: Gurriel Jr, Loperfido, Goldschmidt or keep a bench bat at delete my SP streaming position (currently occupied by Taillon or C. Scott; I have 2 more SPs than this week’s H2H opponent so don’t need to have a streamer this week/could keep both of them rostered)?

Thanks!

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

he’s today benched for cabbage too. against a righty.

Chucky
Chucky
1 month ago

Along the same lines as the previous Friedl question. Drop Ward for TJ?

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Appreciate that. ROS rank regardless of position Keeper League. TJ, Ward, Westburg, Luis Garcia

LittleJerrySeinfeld
LittleJerrySeinfeld
1 month ago

Friedl back today and hitting leadoff, grab Friedl and drop Chourio? Or just hold for hopeful better days ahead with the talent of Chourio?

LittleJerrySeinfeld
LittleJerrySeinfeld
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Not the answer I was expecting! Was playing time/lineup spot the deciding factor for you?

LittleJerrySeinfeld
LittleJerrySeinfeld
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey, I’m doing it!

LittleJerrySeinfeld
LittleJerrySeinfeld
Reply to  LittleJerrySeinfeld
1 month ago

One last question, platoon worries at all with Friedl? I can’t recall from last season

LittleJerrySeinfeld
LittleJerrySeinfeld
Reply to  LittleJerrySeinfeld
1 month ago

Well they face a Lefty tomorrow so we will find out quickly

LittleJerrySeinfeld
LittleJerrySeinfeld
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I think they just moved him down in the order against Lefties last year so we should be good on that front, as long as he’s in there is all that matters. Sorry I’ve taken up way too much of your time talking about TJ Friedl haha

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  LittleJerrySeinfeld
1 month ago

i confirm this is right, benched against some lefties but not all, moved way down in lineup against the others for friedl.

GoJays
GoJays
1 month ago

Hey Grey, I’m near the bottom of my league with not much chance – both hitting and pitching killing me in nearly all categories. Castellanos has been crap, but I feel like he’s worth a flyer. Do you think offering LuGuJu for him makes sense?

toneDEF!
toneDEF!
1 month ago

Need a util bat. H2h points league. Adell or Garcia Jr?

Thanks!

wheezy13
wheezy13
1 month ago

Which side do you like more….

Busch and Arozarena or Vinny P and Teoscar

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

2B

I have both Marcus Semien and Katel Marte at 2B. My pitching is good. For example, I had Ragans, Wheeler and Flaherty on Monday. I got 59 points out of 63 points. I certainly need better bats. Semien has been struggling.

1.Does he have any trade value for a better bat at SS where I have Rengifo?
2.Would you be looking to trade him?
3.Would you still be starting him everyday? I have been using Marte at DH

My Of is

LF; Profar or Gurriel
CF: Duran or Nick Senzel
RF: Starling Marte

4.Would you still move Nick Senzel for Bryan De La Cruz?
5. I was starting Profar while he is hot? What are your thoughts on starting him or Gurriel?

Thanks as always for your insight!!!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!! i needed that!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Is it a sign that Semien has 9 points so far today? don’t sell that crystal ball!! thanks!!

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 month ago

Correa or Bichette? Real quesiton.

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Wow. Was expecting more of a “Bo… Not Close… Be Patient” response. Other SS options are Neto, Josh Smith, Tyler Wade, Mateo. Don’t really want any of them, but Bo is killing me.

Thoughts?

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
1 month ago

Berrios has been good but against the Phillies I am thinking if it’s a good start today.

Russ
Russ
1 month ago

Seager & Springer to get JRod? Or too much?

Branmann
Branmann
1 month ago

12 Team Dynasty deep roster P. Meadows, H. Davis, J. DeLuca

Branmann
Branmann
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Need to drop one of the others. Looks like meadows headed to AAA so I can move him or Davis there.

Branmann
Branmann
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

My bad. I need to drop either Meadows or Davis to pick up DeLuca. Davis is already NA and Meadows is getting demoted Tuesday. Which of those two would you drop for Deluca.

Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Aubrey Plaza's Pillow
Reply to  Branmann
1 month ago

been waiting on this for a while now. nice.

toolshed
1 month ago

We are approaching the quarter point of the season. STL is 2nd lowest in runs scored per game. Are you expecting a turn around for Goldschmidt? I was not expecting vintage Goldy when I drafted him, but this is terrible. Thanks

theskrimmer
theskrimmer
1 month ago

Keeper/contract league and I have Jordan Walker sitting on my bench with a 3 year contract for $0 while he sits in the minors trying to figure out how to be a major league baseball player. I was just offered a trade for Jordan Hicks and Jake Cronenworth for Walker.
Do I give up on Walker and take the two for one deal or stay put. I know both of those players are doing great so far this year but are they worth the future that Walker could be? Thanks.

FMFU
FMFU
1 month ago

Feel like the Rays are a couple weeks away from going on a big run

Jose Lowe back, Taj/Baz back in a couple weeks, Randy showing signs of life..

Time to get in while the water is still cold !

Testy
Testy
1 month ago

In a 12 team dynasty keeper league is Sonny Gray for Jarren Duran, Max Clark and Tyler Black fair?

Got the runs
Got the runs
1 month ago

Hi Grey,
I have Steele, Berrios, Greene, Flaherty, R. Suarez, Kikuchi, J. Gray, and Luzardo is coming back this weekend. Which 2 would you lose?
Thanks for your help.

Got the runs
Got the runs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Not enough room on my team. I need to drop or trade 2.

Got the runs
Got the runs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks. Have a great day

Chucky
Chucky
1 month ago

Worth using a late WW slot ( #11/12) for Civale at the expense of Edward Cabrera?

stevie
stevie
1 month ago

Who’s your favorite streamer for tomorrow?
M. Perez vs LAA
R. Olson @ Det
G. Stone vs Mia

Ferris
Ferris
1 month ago

James Wood or Nolan Jones?

Roto, NL-only, keep for 2 more years

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

I have Alonso and Olson in a keep forever league. We keep 13 so it’s a “mini dynasty”. Are you overly concerned with either? Would you be looking to move either? If so what would you be looking for in return? I have Manzardo, Aranda(stashed on IL but coming back soon and won’t have room) and Steer with 1B eligibility. I am in 4th and won’t be able to make a push this year unless these guys start living up to their projections. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I was thinking of targeting a team that has Christian Walker, Josh Naylor, Vinnie P, Hoerner, Josh Lowe, and Jarren Duran. What about Olson for Naylor and Hoerner?

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Dude
1 month ago

Maybe even throw in someone like Rooker and/or Jacob Young and try to get Lowe or Duran as well.

Joe Shlabotnik
Joe Shlabotnik
1 month ago

MLB Trends: Batting Average Hits Lowest Mark Since 1968
HRs Down 15% in 2024- Home runs are at the lowest rate since 2015
Batters are hitting .239, the worst mark since 1968
OPS & Slugging Percentage are also at their lowest marks in more than 30 years

Ergo there’s lotso pitching to be had, but this blows. Many good hitters hitting .200 or lower. Somethin’s going down Hutch…

Gonzomania
Gonzomania
1 month ago

Also, do you believe Julio Rodriguez will resemble the power hitter we assumed we drafted. Is he still a buy low player, as opposed to a sell?

southpaw004
southpaw004
1 month ago

Another one for you. Who would you rather part with for Josh Naylor in an OBP league?
Nico Hoerner or Westburg? Westburg has some keeper appeal at $10 next year where Hoerner is likely not a keeper.

Ranked 52, 56, & 46 in our league respectively.

Alternatively, who would you rather have ROS Alonso or Bregman?

Gonzomania
Gonzomania
1 month ago

Hey Good people, thoughts appreciated on an offer I received.

My Harper, and E. Phillips for Joe Ryan and Vinny P. Close, good? or hold?

The other one was Harper and Senga, for Joe and Vinny

tia

Joe Shlabotnik
Joe Shlabotnik
Reply to  Gonzomania
1 month ago

keep Harper, not close

ditwiler
ditwiler
1 month ago

I can’t be the only one that would buy a coffee table book full of Kevin from ESPN’s Get Him In Your Lineup Department quotes right?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Arozarena or Castellanos?

Acuña Machado Means No Worries
Acuña Machado Means No Worries
1 month ago

10 team, 5×5. Got offered Berrios for either Steele or Peralta. I’m currently first in ERA and WHIP (yay!) but 8th in W and last in Ks (boo). Relatedly, I’m projected at 50 innings under allowance- Luzardo, Scherzer, and EdRod all on IL (Skubal, Suarez, Lugo other starters).
Thoughts?

melkman
melkman
1 month ago

Hey Grey! What’s your read on E. Julien’s inconsistency so far? The vagaries of youth?

I’m debating whether to hold or replace him with someone like Pham. OPS league.

melkman
melkman
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
1 month ago

NL-only, E. Montero or Brujan?

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 month ago

Do you think Trevor McGill is the Brewers closer going forward

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  pizza5788
1 month ago

I’d say almost certainly

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

you don’t think so? you think it’s a share with payamps? megill has looked a lot better.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 month ago

or are you thinking when air bender comes back?

toolshed
1 month ago

Sadly I would have taken / settled for a boring backend starter last year from Darvish. I traded for him right after the Mexico game thinking I was getting a decent deal. I orchestrated that trade too. He was on my no draft list this year.

So many pitcher doing well who probably shouldn’t be according to advanced stats. How come I don’t own any of them? It kind of makes me sick.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?