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“Very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen-year-old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical, summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring, we’d make meat helmets. When I was insolent, I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds, pretty standard really. During the evenings, we’d watch the New York Yankees. A small pleasure that was punctuated by lashings when Chuck Knoblauch would make a spectacular play. Thankfully, it became exceedingly rare. Chuck divided his time between the New Yorkers and the Minnesota Twins, until he too went insane with the yips and threw every ball meant for the 1st baseman to the hot dog vendor, Clyde, in the front row of old Yankee Stadium. Yesterday, reminding me of my youth, Herr Clarke Schmidt (8 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.49) beat those same Minnesotans with guile as he’s done countless times this year. One could opt for a pun and say his Schmidt don’t stink, but isn’t that colorless in today’s fragmented society where we long on The Gram for a better life? His best pitch is a knuckle curve, which was the euphemism I used for shower-time during puberty. His knuckle curve produces a .185 BAA; mine produced more balls into play. His cutter is bleh, but the sweeper is perfection, like my first school crush, Hildegarde. She later turned out to be astringent as Witch Hazel, let’s hope his sweeper dazzles for longer. His ability to induce weak contact is where his success comes from. Well, there and his German heritage, presumably. Of course, he should be rostered in all fantasy leagues. His magnificence is matched only by his slimming pinstripes.” That was an excerpt of Dr. Evil from a longer piece he did at MLB dot com. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Anthony Volpe – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .273. Homeboy had a slam and legs by inning three. That’s someone making the case for a top 25 overall year. Someone who is dead-set on raising my blinkers and whispering under my eyelids, “You know you want some of this.” Don’t put my eyelids down just yet, your hot breath is warming me. By the way, I listen with my ears and see with my eyes. Goofy guy, lifting my eyelids to speak to me. I’ve come to appreciate Anthony Volpe, when we should’ve appreciated him already. He was great last year as a rookie. Isn’t that funny? Volpe went 20/20 already in the majors and we all drafted Wyatt Langford before him. Says something about human nature, that does. We all want the unknown upside more than the perfectly respectable known. Together, we can change human nature. Take my hand, and we’ll do it together. Metaphorically! Don’t touch my hand! You shuck mollusks for a living? Jesus, I never felt such clammy hands before.

Joe Ryan – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.57. Check out this guy, a big fan of Harry Callahan, huh? Magnum Force was a fine film and I see why you have a 3.57 ERA for the tribute to the gun he used, but, according to Quora, Clint famously wielded a .44 Magnum, so either raise your ERA to 4.44 or lower it to 2.44 for when he points two. Geez, Joe Ryan, putting the buffoonery in film buff.

Nico Hoerner – Missed his third consecutive game with hamstring soreness. Oh, yeah, I know how this one plays out. Cubs say he’ll be in Friday’s game; I put him in my fantasy lineup for Friday through Sunday; it locks, and then he hits the IL.

Justin Steele – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.68. When is Justin Steele going to be shut down so we can hear he needs elbow surgery?

Ian Happ – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer. “This comes at a great time, because I just lost a scarecrow to prairie dogs–Hold on! Happ moved! He’s alive!”

Nick Gonzales – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in three games. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy column, because he’s here now and he’s been a hot schmotato. For those wondering who he is, he is a former top draft pick in 2020 — What year? 2020? Never heard of it. — and Itch said this at one point, “An early-season, desert power surge in the pandemic-shortened 2020 NCAA season rushed Gonzales up the draft boards to 7th overall. It wasn’t all smoke and mirrors by any means. A guy with his hand speed and coordination should be managing the strikeouts a little better than he has to this point in his career. With my hand speed, I will punch Grey.” C’mon!

Edward Olivares – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. See ya in five games!

Jared Jones – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.89. When your “iffy starts,” are starts like these? Jared Jones, you are my father. [knocks on door of Jones’s hotel room] I’m here to collect past child support!

Trea Turner – Went through agility drills. Wow, he’s taking this Treat Urner nickname seriously. Did he zig-zag around cones, then stop short and play dead?

Taijuan Walker – 3 1/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.91. He faced his old team, the Mets, the last team he was reliably good on. He hasn’t pitched for the Mets in two years. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo, Walker hasn’t been good in two years.

Jose Quintana – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 5.21. Streamonator hates him; his numbers look terrible; find a different die roll.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .226. Albombso!

Edwin Diaz – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.57, and the blown save. Zero pleasure in reporting the meaningless World Baseball Classic ruined Edwin Diaz forever.

Josh Lowe – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Lowe was great last year in only 466 ABs. Maybe he doesn’t get quite to 350 ABs this year, but there’s still a chance Lowe is fantastic. I believe in long walks on the beach, Stephen Vogt and Lowe in limited at-bats.

Zack Littell – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.44. Frequent commenter PK mentioned last time Littell pitched, “A little mouse told me to look at Zack Littell’s Wikipedia page. His middle name is Stuart. Zack Stuart Littell.”

Rafael Devers – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Devers delivers!

Jarren Duran – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 2nd homer, hitting .272. Duran’s been a respectable 3rd outfielder for all mixed leagues. “Duran’s” is not plural and is different than Duran Duran. That would be funny if someone younger than us — basically most of the population — were to see Duran Duran and call them, The Durans.

Cooper Criswell – 3 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.76. Regression Fairies are Hungry Like the Wolf! Sorry, after the last blurb, I put them on.

Will Benson – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in three games, and 2nd homer since TJ Friedl hit the IL, i.e., Benson’s got the job, i.e., long live Robert Guillaume.

Elly De La Cruz – 4-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI and 4 steals (27, 28, 29, 30). Holy crap, he’s going for 100 steals. The one good thing about Elly is you don’t roster him like me, you’re battling with every other team in your league for steals, except the team with him. They’ve won the category already.

Emmett Sheehan – Dodgers reported he underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week like he happened to be at the doctor and what the heck.

Cristian Javier – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.23. You know when you start Cristian Javier next time out he’s going to crush you with the finishing move called, The Michael King.

Joey Loperfido – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he hits 9th. He won’t be in this afternoon’s Buy, but maybe he’s figured out something or about to get hot, but he’s done little to nothing so far in the majors.

Roansy Contreras – Traded to the Angels. They have starter after starter who should be good, yet is very, very bad. Roansy will fit in perfectly!

Luis Rengifo – Activated from the IL. Thank you for returning so quickly, my perfect boy who is the Karma Sutra of position eligibility.

Ronald Acuña Jr. – Was revealed he had Wednesday off to clear his head. He was pressing, Snitker said, and Acuña needed to “detox.” Hopefully, it’s better for him than Amanda Bynes, Jeff Conaway, Dr. Dre, Chyna–Maybe we shouldn’t say he had to detox?

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jcindaville
jcindaville
29 days ago

Losing faith In Jordan Romano, would you drop him for Trevor Megill?

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
29 days ago

yikes, good thing i trusted SON, in a spot where SP are thin and it’s h2h and i’m losing ratios already for sure, no risk on that mostly, i had the feltner @ SF or hendricks vs PIT options. not 100% sure, but feltner’s about to do better.

Chucky
Chucky
29 days ago

Skenes perfect through 4 at 64 pitches. If he continues perfect, does Shelton let him go?

Chucky
Chucky
Reply to  Chucky
29 days ago

There’s a walk so that answers that question

VicC
VicC
29 days ago

Great intro, looks like the best of times were outweighed by that Chuck bastard. Dig your writing. Not a baseball question, but what are your currently reading?

Mike
Mike
29 days ago

Hi Grey,

Wyatt Langford or Lane Thomas ROS?

Thanks!

Mike.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Thank you!

Dude
Dude
29 days ago

Better keeper league stash Tyler Black or Noelvi?

Dancin Homer
29 days ago

Afternoon & Happy National Mushroom Hunting Day (hopefully the psychedelic kind)!

Looking to pick a fun-guy to get me some hits today & noticed George Springer was cut.

I know he hasn’t been good (or even mediocre), but Hittertron seems to really like his matchup today…

What say you?

Other possible options:

Loperfido
Davis Schneider

Thanks as always!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
29 days ago

Grey, super shallow roto 5×5 league, can you rank these SPs moving forward in a vacuum please? Schmidt, Keller, Kremer, Bassit, Manaea, Braxton G

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
29 days ago

Happy Friday Grey! Super shallow roto 5×5 league, in a vacuum, drop Lourdes (gosh hes been awful!) for any of these guys? W Benson, Frelick, Pages

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
29 days ago

Hi Grey,

I have two questions: one on 1B and the other on pitching.

1.What are your thoughts on Joey Ortiz of the Brewers?

2.Would you waive Ryan McMahon to pick him up?

3, Since I have Lindor at SS well as Luis Rengifo who is off IL, would Jeremy Pena have any trade value? Would you offer Pena for Bohm or try and do better to improve my 3B position?

I have Cristopher Sanchez whose next two starts are home vs Wash and on the road at COL. I was going to start him at Wash and then sit at CO

I have Casey Mize whose next two starts are at KC and then home vs TOR. Both seem like sits

On the wire is Alec Marsh whose is home vs Det and then at Minn.This seems like a start and sit.

4.Would you waive Schanez or Mize or a hitter to pick up Marsh either because of these starts or his long term value?

Thank you!

Martin

martin rostoker
martin rostoker
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Thank you!

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
29 days ago

good night, knew baez (besides his steals, which are up) was still horrible, didn’t know “his OPS is more than 100 pts behind the 2nd worst for qualifying plate appearances” just read on rotoworld in a blurb where DET expressly says they “won’t be benching him”. sure the fans love it.

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

he’s going to make people long for the days of watching miggy’s corpse get trucked out there for a few extra years.

P K
P K
29 days ago

Your Treat Urner blurb made me chuckle. Also, thanks for the shoutout regarding Stuart Littell!

Scottyyy
Scottyyy
29 days ago

You said WBC ruined Edwin but if you remember he got hurt from the celebration. Where his brother, Alexis, ran to grab him and then started jumping him up and down. So baby brother ruined Edwin. Not WBC.

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

we’re pretty early on this, k.morales (while unlike ed-diaz was never really great) came back from his too much celebrating, can’t remember if his was ankle or knee though, same thing otherwise. too much force when jumping up and down. the funniest of similar was a poker pro like 14-15 years ago on some WPT jumped in celebration after winning one pot off the maybe 1.5 foot stage the poker table was on, same as edwin, major knee tendon tear, but obviously it didn’t hold him out of poker probably nearly at all. justin smith: https://www.pokerkingblog.com/2009/07/20/justin-boostedj-smith-blows-knee-out-during-celebration-at-bellagio-cup-v/

ellis
ellis
29 days ago

BRILLIANT update, wow!!!

I’m so curious about your Hollywood work

Please rank Kepler Rosario Pham

Is Justin Turner done or in a slump

Thank you!

J-Mo
J-Mo
29 days ago

12 team h2h one catcher league. Currently have Torkelson/Candelario at 1B and Heim at Catcher. Would you trade Snell for Brady Singer and Yanier Diaz? I can afford to lose a pitcher because I also have Lopez/Imanaga/Eflin/Lugo/Assad/Morton/Pivetta/Taillon/Means, but I’m just not sure if Diaz is my answer at 1B

toolshed
29 days ago

Have the idiot brewers finally decided to play ortiz everyday? Would you rather have Ortiz over Marquis Grissom? I know you like(d) Grissom. Thanks

Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Joey Ortiz sounds like a lesser member of Terror Squad.

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
Reply to  toolshed
29 days ago

I think Marquis Grissom retired a “few” years ago …

toolshed
Reply to  Uncle Razzkai
28 days ago

Yeah, my bad. I still think I’d rather have him over Vaughn right now. Lol

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
29 days ago

Prediction: Clarke Schmidt has a random season reminiscent of 2008 Mike Mussina (knuckle curve and all) . . . 20 wins, top 10 in cy young voting (but better Ks for Clarke).

toolshed
29 days ago

Schmidt has one QS going into last night That stat should be removed.

toolshed
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

I like good innings but QS leagues devalue many pitchers even more than traditional leagues. Pitchers don’t give you all that many stats anyway. Some of the stats are out of their control already.

Dr Mario
Dr Mario
29 days ago

Lost Contreras, and been cycling through catchers. Tired of the headaches just want to set and forget one

Who would you roster out of these guys: Shea Langeliers, Stephenson, Danny Jansen ?

frankgrimes
29 days ago

Nice title Rudy!
Why don’t these idiots play dem idols!

frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Yes exactly makes no sense! I don’t want that Maria broad to win either.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
29 days ago

Would it be a stupid mistake to drop Nimmo for Loperfido? How about just wreckless?

Swanson or Grissom ROS?

Thanks!

knucklez
knucklez
29 days ago

5×5 OBP, can only keep 1 between:

Jorge Soler, Lars Nootbaar, Daulton Varsho and Ian Happ

Currently my hitters are

Daniel Jansen, Bryce Harper, Ketel Marte, Alex Bregman, Willy Adames, Randy Arozerna, Taylor Ward, Kyle Schwarber and Shohai Ohtani and Nootbaar (currently)

Which hitters fits best with my current roster?

JDB
JDB
29 days ago

You think Acuna is hanging with Swiggy Cabrera?

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
29 days ago

Master Sheep Judge Grey-Sun,

Thank you and Greeting’s from the Salinas County Fair, I won’t judge you?, I’m sure you were just helping it get over the fenc, oh, uhm………

A). Should we be patient with Grissom?

B). Is Christian Scott rosterbaterable or a streamer?

C). C, C was a bad choice…..that’s why there’s no C……..

D. Can you please start a Pray Circle for Tyler O’Neil and Nolan Jones??? Hell, add Fishing for Trout?

As always, Thank You for the juvenile write ups with lots of color and the Manur, whoops, uhm, Master advice. Rock and Roll Baby!!!

CCC

Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades
29 days ago

Grey

Happy Friday brother.

Lamenting my bad decisions this week in my keeper league. It’s a weekly league and I started Joe Ryan this week and had Mr. Schmidt on the bench. What’s worse is, I am a Yankee fan and could almost see this coming ( Mr. Schmidt taking it to the next level this year )

Anyways, my question. In a 14 team keeper league mixed auction standard 5×5 roto cats.
Was offered Bichette and James Wood for my Lindor.
At first it seemed to me a no brainer hold on the Lindor side.
Yet, I have this stirring in my gut that says that perhaps it would be worth considering.

Your thoughts???

My gut isnt as trustworthy this year, as last month my gut traded Ranger Suarez and Frelick for Nolan Jones, who then proceeded to hit the IL.

This is why I always thank you in advance for your advice from your gut instead of mine.

Anyways, have a great and injury free weekend.

omarlittle
omarlittle
29 days ago

Sell high on Jeffers? He can’t keep this up ROS, right? Thinking about offering him as the +1 in a 2 for 3 or 1 for 2 deal. Other available catchers: Heim, Campusano, Langeliers, Moreno, Stephenson. Could also stash Willson Contreras or Francisco Alvarez (later on) for the playoff run.

William Hung
29 days ago

Damn Glasnow continues this weird streak i’m seeing from SON – since Zack Wheeler v Marlins – the crazy high value for the SP just craps the bed. Hopefully Nestor gets SON back on track at a near $60 value

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
29 days ago

Which side – Gunner/Altuve or EDLC

jmccullough
jmccullough
29 days ago

Happy Friday, Grey!

Is Pages becoming droppable in standard 12 team redraft leagues or am I being hasty with his 10 day cool down?

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
29 days ago

My OF is abysmal. Need power and OBP. Can you rank top 4 from this list ROS:

Bader, Canha, DeLuca, Doyle, Fraley, Haniger, Loperfido, O’Hearn, Pham, E Rosario, Wnker

Thanks

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Cheers. Have a great weekend

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
29 days ago

14 team h2h dynasty keeper

Offered Zac Gallen + FAB$ for my Austin Riley.

My SP: Gausman, Gil, Ragans, Ober, Taillon, Pepiot/Strider in IL.

Offering team also has: J. Jones, Mason Miller, Kirby, Skubal, F Peralta, Taj Bradley, Yamamoto, Bryce Miller.

I do need SP. Trading Riley is not ideal, but what SP am I asking for in return?

Thanks, have a safe weekend

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Who of other SPs look any better?

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Thanks.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
29 days ago

Acuna or Elly ROS in a 6×6 roto redraft – OBP and AVG?

Gary C
29 days ago

ESPN Points Rest of season only (redraft league)

A-Pepiot
B-Edwin Diaz

Which side?

Thanks

Gary C
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

Close?

omarlittle
omarlittle
29 days ago

OPS weekly H2H:

Give: Shota, Skenes, Jeffers
Get: Gausman, Semien (pick up Heim)

VinWins
VinWins
29 days ago

While many of the top stolen base teams feature Elly De La Cruz, interestingly the RCL leader with 86, Lipmanpike (RCL 28), does not:

12 Jose Caballero
11 Bryson Stott
10 Maikel Garcia
8 Starling Marte
8 Ha-seong Kim
6 Andres Gimenez
6 Brandon Marsh
4 Willi Castro
4 Edouard Julien
4 Sal Frelick
3 Steven Kwan
2 Leody Taveras
2 Will Benson
1 Freddie Freeman
1 Harrison Bader
1 Mike Tauchman
1 Johan Rojas
1 Esteury Ruiz
1 Victor Scott

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

You are correct. Last in the league with 45 HRs.

Mike Honcho
Mike Honcho
29 days ago

Z.Neto, D. Schneider, B.Lowe (when off IL), or M.Winn for MI slot in a 12 teamer?

tommybones
tommybones
29 days ago

Hey Grey, in case you missed it, this guy REALLY wants an answer to this question:

“I was proposed Volpe and Cease for Carroll. I’m torn because there’s lots of time left for him to figure it out, but these guys are playing well. What’s the move?”

Gunny
Gunny
Reply to  tommybones
29 days ago

I’m not grey but I would say keep Volpe and cease. And would put money on grey agreeing.

frank rizzo
frank rizzo
29 days ago

Is Stott just having a hot streak? I’m carrying him as an extra bench bat in my Yahoo 10 Team h2h 5×5 because he’s so red hot. I have Maikel in my SS spot but patiently waiting for Yahoo to add Stott as a SS right now (3 starts needed). Am I just enamored because Stott is streaking or is he going to be that much better than Maikel from here on?

Dude
Dude
29 days ago

Top 2 CF for keeper league:
Adell
Frelick
Pages
Matos
Benson

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Dude
29 days ago

Rosario, Pham and Pillar are also available. Top 2 now vs keeper

Cable
Cable
29 days ago

12 team h/h points redraft…..

give Stott..Ozuna..O’ber …get Acuña

Razzboi
Razzboi
29 days ago

Props to Rudy on the title.
Sonvabench’d Javier in favor of a Chris Sanchez 2 start week. Summabeetch Sanchez better cash one in vs Was.

Watched how the Mets game ended and wished it was June already or at least someone make Schwabs believe it was June.

Have a good weekend.

Jim
Jim
29 days ago

Grey,

I was proposed Cease and Volpe for Carroll. I’m torn because of there’s lots of season left to figure it out, and these guys are playing well. What’s the move?

Thanks!

Joe Shlabotnik
Joe Shlabotnik
Reply to  Jim
29 days ago

sounds familiar….

el famous burrito
29 days ago

It’s a Frankie Montas Day

lowest possible lower case “yay”

Jimmy
Jimmy
29 days ago

Grey,

I was proposed Volpe and Cease for Carroll. I’m torn because there’s lots of time left for him to figure it out, but these guys are playing well. What’s the move?

Thanks a lot.

Jimmy
Jimmy
Reply to  Jimmy
29 days ago

Whoops sorry for the duplicates! Wasn’t working right.

tommybones
tommybones
Reply to  Jimmy
29 days ago

Take that deal and run.

BillyAngel
BillyAngel
Reply to  Jimmy
29 days ago

Take it and run

Jimmy
Jimmy
29 days ago

Grey,

I was proposed Volpe and Cease for Carroll. I’m torn because there’s lots of time left for him to figure it out, but these guys are playing well. What’s the move?

Thanks a lot.

Harris
Harris
29 days ago

All the flowers to the Yankees for going into Minnesota, giving up a leadoff homer and then shutting out the Twins the remaining 3 games. Is there a team in sports history that completely falls apart more than the Twins do when they see the Yankees? Nice series for Will Castro. Forgot how many outs there were yesterday to bookend his horrendous game on Tuesday night. Good fantasy player, terrible real CF’er and appears not be overly interested. Yankees have the look of a team about to win 30 out of 35 or something wild like that.

pizza5788
pizza5788
29 days ago

Is the closer situation in Tampa by committee? I thought once Fairbanks was activated he was the man? Your thoughts.

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
29 days ago

Hi Grey,

Would you roster Schmidt over Bradish and or Taj Bradley? Please and thank you

Also how about Bryan De La Cruz or Jo Adell ? Thanks

BillyAngel
BillyAngel
Reply to  Homefree Bogaerts
29 days ago

De La Cruz all day

Jim
Jim
29 days ago

Grey,

I was proposed Cease and Volpe for Carroll. I’m torn because of there’s lots of season left to figure it out, and these guys are playing well. What’s the move?

Thanks!

southpaw004
southpaw004
29 days ago

Any interest in Springs coming off the IL?

Jimmy
Jimmy
29 days ago

Grey,

I was proposed Cease and Volpe for Carroll. Should I take it? Lot of season still left for him to figure it out, but these guys are playing well and I’m torn.

Appreciate it.

Vash
Vash
29 days ago

Clarke Schmidt…considering how he started last year first 2 months( Era north of 5), getting blasted, then seemingly locked in almost a year.

Think he struggled last September though…but almost a year of high quality pitching against some of the ALs best teams.

Vash
Vash
29 days ago

So many guys with low ERAs…

Still think it’s the weather?

Fleeced
Fleeced
29 days ago

Grey, Should I drop Thiaro Estrada for Justin Turner or Nick Gonzales? Gorman is also available

Jeagle
Jeagle
29 days ago

When does the caught stealing that caballero is racking up start to become worrisome? One hand he’s running every chance he gets, but on the other hand when do they stop giving him the green light to steal?

Jeremy Burke
Jeremy Burke
29 days ago

Loperfido doesnt need to figure anything out he needs playing time. Hitting .324 in only 34 ABs over 3 weeks.

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Jeremy Burke
29 days ago

Yeah, it feels like the Astros were held at gunpoint to bring him up from the minors but they have no faith in him at all. Like “fine, I see the 13 HRs in 25 games, we cannot keep him down any longer … but I’ll be damned if we are gonna put him in the lineup … and when we do, he’s hitting 9th, you hear?!?”

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  LenFuego
29 days ago

it’s the commonly seen disjunct between the GM and coach. the GM wants him up, the coach doesn’t see much reason to actually play him, it’s not close to as bad as whatever BAL was doing with kjerstad. his was so bad it looked like one of those way more frequently seen in hockey versions, prospect gets called up ONLY to hang out with the pros at the highest level, and that’s it, and practice with them, travel with them, etc.

Daze
Daze
29 days ago

Good Morning Grey
When and if Wood comes up for the Nationals
would you drop Adell or Pages for him in a 10 team roto keeper league
Thanks

Scoboticus
Scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

But what about Adell’s superior bat speed? ;)

Eric
Eric
29 days ago

Hey Grey,

Would you rather drop Cowser or Pages for some streamers and batty calls? Kinda thinking they’re both droppable at this point, but let me know what you think.

Thanks!

Alan
Alan
29 days ago

Good Morning Grey

20 team standard roto

F Freeman or Hader and Shota

which do you prefer

thanks

Chris
Chris
29 days ago

10 team H2H points league

I need to drop someone to stream. I have Helsey, Duran, Yates and Diaz as RP’s

I watched Diaz last night and he looks horrible. Is he a potential drop to stream? He’s been so good before. Will he turn it around?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
29 days ago

Happy Friday!

1. Can you rank the following 2-starters for next week:
Marsh (vDET and @MIN)
Abbott (vSD and vLAD)
Steele (vATL and @MIL)

2. Can you rank the following 1-starters for next week:
Bibee (@LAA)
Lively (@LAA)
Logan Allen (@LAA)
Hunter Brown (@LAA)
Olson vTOR
Hicks (@PIT)
Estes (vCOL)
Ceccioni (vMIA)

Thank you. Have a great weekend!

Mike
Mike
29 days ago

Taylor Ward or Tyler O’Neil for h2h redraft?

aburakoff
aburakoff
29 days ago

Hey Grey!

1) Schmidt or Fedde in a QS instead of W league? How close is it?

2) Drop Garrett for either? How close is it?

Thank you!

Gonzomania
Gonzomania
29 days ago

Happy Friday! Can you please rank the following hitters

Mountcastle, Loperfido, Chourio, and Rafaela?

Thank you good people in advance

Gee
Gee
29 days ago

Thoughts on Vaughn Grissom ROS in my 12 team H2H? Have to drop one of Grissom, Giancarlo, Maikel, or Willie Castro to make room for Rengifo. League has AvG and OBP as separate categories. Who’s the drop? Thanks Grey

Cable
Cable
29 days ago

12 team h/h points redraft…weekly lineup set

Catcher Cal Raleigh who I picked up off our league waivers has more fantasy points than Julio Rodriquez……talk about a player that needs to clear his head

lindorphins
29 days ago

Also, unrelated to the players in the post, whose stats to prefer of teammates Mountcastle and Santander in an OPS league?

Alex
Alex
29 days ago

Who is the drop to reactivate flexible Rengifo? 12 team dynasty

Luis Garcia, Wilyer Abreu, Josh Rojas

skinnymike3
skinnymike3
29 days ago

Can’t say I agree with your assessment that Loperfido’s done “little to nothing so far in the majors.” In only 34 at bats thus far he already has 11 hits (.324 AVG) to go along with 4 runs, 1 HR, 5 RBI, and 1 SB. He’s also played great D.

Jeremy Burke
Jeremy Burke
Reply to  skinnymike3
29 days ago

He needs to play. They sit him against some righties even when they face a lefty the next day and know he isnt playing. Gottta get Trey Cabbage abs i guess.

lindorphins
29 days ago

Luzardo vs NYM against (don’t call me George Campbell) Christian Scott @ Miami

How would you rank for this week and are they must starts in a 12-teamer tight in ratios?

Nick Wright
Nick Wright
29 days ago

Goldy or Bregman

Mobin Can't Hack It
Mobin Can't Hack It
Reply to  Grey
29 days ago

wow, even if bregman hadn’t been told the season started like 4 days ago, this one shocked me. goldy’s showing every little sign of aging out in the matter of a few months, and i don’t like bregman either.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
29 days ago

I hadn’t heard that monologue in forever but the second you said the chestnuts line it took me back!

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
29 days ago

How much does the Streamonator take a win into account in its rating? I’m looking at:

Bryce Miller @ Baltimore ($0.9)
Brayan Bello @ St. Louis (-$3.4)

In a points league that doesn’t count wins as a stat, would you start either, both, or neither?

ItalianNightmare
ItalianNightmare
29 days ago

How would you rank Fairbanks, Sewald, and Yates for rest of season in roto league?

galica1234
galica1234
29 days ago

Grey!!!

Awesome for a short night, you’re lucky. If you produced the same report yesterday it’d be just average on the Awesome/GP scale!!! Just kidding, mensch! Awesome!

a. Start the following tonight?

1. Bassitt at home against Alexander

2. Bello in St. Louis against Gibson

3. Luzardo at home versus Christian Scott

4. Bryce Miller in Baltimore against Cole Irvin

b. Have a great weekend.

c. Chris Rock quote of the day for May 17, 2024

You cannot win in a fight against women, cause men have a need to make sense.

Cheers,
Ante

VinWins
VinWins
29 days ago

The Top 25 on the PLAYER RATER and their ADP March 17-27 (21 drafts).

1 Shohei Ohtani 10.9
2 Elly De La Cruz 25.9
3 Ranger Suarez 287.0 (6 drafts)
4 Mookie Betts 3.9
5 Marcell Ozuna 141.5

6 Kyle Tucker 6.7
7 William Contreras 120.7
8 Bobby Witt Jr. 3.4
9 Juan Soto 6.9
10 Tyler Glasnow 47.6

11 Gunnar Henderson 29.4
12 Dylan Cease 88.9
13 Jose Ramirez 15.2
14 Teoscar Hernandez 94.9
15 Seth Lugo 238.2 (13 drafts)

16 Chris Sale 139.3
17 Josh Naylor 113.7
18 Tarik Skubal 54.9
19 Marcus Semien 22.2
20 Shota Imanaga 154.9

21 Bryce Harper 17
22 Adolis Garcia 33.8
23 Jurickson Profar ND (0 DRAFTS)
24 Alec Bohm 141.5
25 Bryson Stott 92.9

Lugo returned to the top 25, while Sale, Harper, and Stott made their first appearance.

Knocked out
30 Jose Altuve 35.0
34 Fernando Tatis Jr. 8.3
37 Zack Wheeler 31.8
40 CJ Abrams 42.7

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  VinWins
29 days ago

Tucker matching his adp on the PR is the most Kyle Tucker thing he could do.

VinWins
VinWins
29 days ago

Schmidt’s gem was good enough for # 11 on the 100 Best Fantasy Starts list, giving the Yankees 2 of the top 12 starts and 5 overall.

11 Clarke Schmidt May 16 @MIN
12 Nestor Cortes Apr 8 vs MIA
77 Luis Gil May 1 @BAL
82 Carlos Rodon Apr 27 @MIL
91 Luis Gil Apr 21 vs TB

Cristian Javier also became the 4th different Astro to earn a spot on the list:

3 Ronel Blanco Apr 1 vs TOR
33 Framber Valdez May 15 vs OAK
34 Justin Verlander May 12 @DET
43 Cristian Javier May 16 vs OAK

Nick
Nick
29 days ago

Hi Grey

interesting Schmidt!
would he be added over ChrisPain Javier in dynasty
what about Jose Butto sent down? is he a drop ROS?