Welcome, prematurely balding men and five women who are married to PBMs and decided if you can’t beat them, join them!  Make yourself comfortable, this is gonna be a long post.  Here, enjoy some coffee.  Oops, you just drank rat poison.  I should’ve used different mugs.  Don’t worry, it can’t be worse than owning Giancarlo Stanton in the 1st half.  Oh, you owned him, and that’s why you drank the poison!  Now, I’m following!   Hey, I’m supposed to be leading!  Before we get into the top 100 for the 2nd half of 2019 fantasy baseball, let’s just be glad our 18-year-old selves can’t see us now, we’d get beat up!  But our twelve-year-old selves would think we’re the coolest!  So, as with all of the other 2019 fantasy baseball rankings, take this list with a grain of salt.  If you need a 2nd baseman, but an outfielder is above him that doesn’t mean you can’t trade that outfielder for that 2nd baseman.  Also, things change in fantasy baseball.  Daily.  I could put Cody Bellinger number three on the top 100 list for the second half of 2019 and he could pull a–Well, we won’t even mention an injury with Bellinger.  Why soil a good thing, ya know?  This list is a road map for where I think guys are valued.  It’s not the Holy Grail in the Church of Grey, that would be my mustache.  This list is NOT (caps for emphasis, not aesthetics) where I see guys ending up if you were to take their first half and combine it with the 2nd half. This is simply a list of the top hundred fantasy baseball players if you were to pick them up today.  So while Aaron Judge did not have the greatest first half, he will appear on this list because, well, we have to believe in miracles — my 12-year-old self would want that, and to sleep with Cher.  The projections are not their combined 1st half and 2nd half numbers; these are their projections for the 2nd half of 2019.  I also liberally used our rest of the season Fantasy Baseball Player Rater.  That’s right, we have a Player Rater that tells you what players will do.  It’s like that camera from The Twilight Zone.  Welcome to the future!  Anyway, here’s the top 100 for fantasy baseball for the 2nd half of 2019:

1. Mike Trout – For some reason, I’m picturing you and me acting out a stage play of a scene from the movie, Celtic Pride, and we’ve kidnapped Trout so our opponents who own him can’t win our fantasy league and you’re Dan Aykroyd.  Well, you don’t expect me to be Dan Aykroyd, do you?  Projections: 51/20/53/.294/9 in 233 ABs

2. Christian Yelich – If you were to flip-flop Trout and Yelich, I wouldn’t hate, I’d procreate another city/state.  I’m a poet and aware of it. Projections: 49/18/51/.303/12 in 267 ABs

3. Cody Bellinger – Like Dan Brown cracked the Da Vinvci Code, Bellinger cracked the Top Three Overall Code. A few less albinos were hurt in the process.  Projections: 47/19/52/.288/7 in 255 ABs

4. Ronald Acuna Jr. – Tildaddy makes you clean his pickup truck on your free Saturday!  Teaching you that nothing’s free in this life. Except Razzball. Though, if you want to buy our daily hitter and pitcher projections, we’d stop buying the generic ketchup. You don’t want us to have Heinz?  I got a 52-variety ketchup over here!  I want dem five extra varieties!  Projections: 55/16/39/.284/13 in 270 ABs

5. Max Scherzer – My 2nd half rankings depart from my 1st half rankings in one major way, I give more credence to top pitchers.  A few reasons A) Pitchers get hurt and are risky, but, at this point in the season, we know which pitchers are healthy and pitching well.  B) A top pitcher can make a huge difference still, whereas an upside flyer on a pitcher isn’t as valuable.  I.e., if your ratios need help, a flyer on someone like Brendan McKay is only going to get you so far, whereas Scherzer can make a difference in the final months.  C)  There’s no C.  D) Anime Grey goes over him in the video at the top of the page. Projections: 10-2/2.24/0.93/131 in 102 IP

6. Mookie Betts – Listen, PBMs, even Teddy Ballgame had a bad season here and there.  Of course, if your league had a category for German Pilots Shot Down, Ted Williams’s lesser seasons were still decent.  Projections: 55/15/41/.289/9 in 261 ABs

7. Nolan Arenado –  Hey, I found some IBM stock certificates from the 1950s.  Y’all, can kiss my ass, I’m rich!  They are a tad musty though, so I’m just going to air-dry them by this open window–NOOOOO!!!  Torenado!  Projections: 44/20/51/.307/1 in 271 ABs

8. Francisco Lindor – The top *counting with fingers* seven were easy-peezy, KFC just-right-type-of greasy.  These next few are not as obvious.  I could see Lindor falling to 17 and any of the next nine moving up.  Having a crap team around you and no reason to play sounds like a reason to ding Lindor, but, meh, it’s not entirely.  Guys can get their stats, especially when they have speed and power.  Projections: 47/16/39/.291/14 in 287 ABs

9. Trea Turner – I fully expect Treat Urner to go into SAGNOF Urner Overdrive, steal five bags a week and end with 50 steals on the year.  It can’t be true until you say it like it is true!  That’s Marianne Williamson.  Projections:  54/4/27/.284/24 in 293 ABs

10. Javier Baez – For those wondering, there’s a chance some of these rankings could be indicative of next year’s top 100.  It’s definitely the top 100 right now, so why not after two-plus months? Rhetorical!  Projections: 48/17/45/.273/6 in 288 ABs

11. Alex Bregman – Got the 10th pick in a redraft, draft-at-Break league?  Al-Bre sure to get me some. Projections: 47/17/48/.271/3 in 260 ABs

12. Freddie Freeman – He’s moved naturally into that role of solid power, great average 1st baseman recently vacated by Au Shizz and Votto.  You are the next generation, Freeman. But you can still get called for jury duty at any time, so how free are you? Projections: 41/16/48/.305/2 in 258 ABs

13. Gerrit Cole – You could take Scherzer, Cole, Sale and Verlander, put them in a hat and place them in any order.  Yes, you need a very big hat.  No, I don’t know where to find that big of a hat.  Stop with the semantics!  Hatmantics?  Projections: 9-2/2.76/0.98/127 in 98 IP

14. J.D. Martinez – Just Dong needs to Just…Dividend?  Thesaurus, you are failing me! I need a word for “return on investment.”  Projections: 39/18/47/.302/1 in 252 ABs

15. Charlie Blackmon – Fun fact! C. Thomas Howell told a friend that for Halloween he was dressing up as Charlie Blackmon, and that friend started screaming, “LET SOUL MAN GO!”  Projections: 53/16/44/.301/2 in 277 ABs

16. Adalberto Mondesi – You know why you love me and my love for Mondesi this preseason?  Because in hindsight it looks so obvious, but no one else was saying it.  The ability to see the obvious through all the chatter is what really separates me from other ‘perts.  That and a semi-healthy BMI. Projections: 38/9/41/.262/24 in 274 ABs

17. Trevor Story – Bit of a risk involved in Story, due to injury, but there’s a lot upside here to be willing to go in on that risk.  Upside like:  Twenty-five 2nd half homers and a .350 average, and the top player overall in the 2nd half. Projections: 40/17/44/.273/9 in 262 ABs

18. George Springer – On the Player Rater, Springer is a top 5 per game value, which means if he’s healthy the entire 2nd half, he’ll be a steal ranked this low. Projections: 49/16/39/.277/4 in 247 ABs

19. Justin Verlander – Has been easily the best starter in the 1st half, and it’s not particularly close.  Don’t really even expect him to fall off suddenly, since he hasn’t in the past 57 years he’s been pitching, but a lot of his value was coming from Wins, and you can’t count on them, even with the ‘Stros.  By the way, ‘Stros is the worst abbreviation ever. It’s the same number of keystrokes!  Projections: 8-2/2.93/1.04/126 in 100 IP

20. Chris Sale – I’m well aware of Sale’s iffy 2nd halves, which is why I ranked him here and not higher.  Why didn’t I rank him lower?  Injuries just appearing in the 2nd half feels arbitrary.  Projections: 8-2/2.97/1.02/119 in 84 IP

21. Anthony Rendon – See Machado’s blurb and all will be revealed! (Some!) Projections: 41/16/48/.294/2 in 252 ABs

22. Manny Machado – Let the debates begin!  Not between Mayor Pete and non-Mayor Petes, but between Stanny Machados or and Stanhony Rendons!  I debated which should be ranked first between these two longer than I care to admit.  Okay, 27 seconds.  And I could still see Machado over Rendon.  I ended up this way, because of Machado disappearing for months at a time while playing vs. Rendon disappearing for months at a time on the IL. Projections: 39/17/43/.278/4 in 269 ABs

23. Anthony Rizzo – Rizz Anking to the Izzo!  (That didn’t work, did it?) Projections: 44/17/49/.271/2 in 248 ABs

24. Jacob deGrom – *searches for Shruggy the Emoji, finds it, places it, Jason Vargas punches me for using an emoji*  OW!  Fine!  I don’t know what to do with deGrom.  He could be much better than this, but betting on Mets is like betting on public perception recognizing Phil Collins as the greatest singer/songwriter of all-time. Projections: 6-2/2.74/1.04/103 in 90 IP

25. Pete Alonso – Screw Mayor Pete, we got Major Pete!  Eat that D, Mayor Pete!  Hmm, maybe I shouldn’t say that.  Any hoo!  I’m almost to the point where I’ve wrapped my noodle head around Albombso being a top 20 guy next year.  Projections: 40/16/41/.259/1 in 255 ABs

26. Kris Bryant – Member when I said to sell Bryant and he got crazy hot and everyone was making fun of me and I called up my mom to console me and she said, “Who is this? Oh, it’s you.”  Member that? I don’t really know if Bryant has been that great. He hasn’t been bad, but he’s been about what was always expected of him.  Reminds me too of my Austin Riley, Paul Goldschmidt and Tim Anderson Sells.  You can pretend those weren’t great calls, but you’re lying to yourself.  Projections: 44/13/38/.282/2 in 255 ABs

27. Aaron Judge – Similar thinking to Story, Judge could hit 30 homers in two months and be the best player in all of baseball.  He could also accidentally sit on DJ LeMahieu, fart out just his hat, have a doctor say, “More like DJ LePew!” then need a colonoscopy to get the rest. Anime Grey also goes over him in the video at the top of the page. Projections: 42/18/44/.266/2 in 241 ABs

28. Rafael Devers – It feels appropriate that Devers is ranked in the 2nd half around where I ranked Yelich last year.  Devers feels like he could zoom up into the top 15 overall with a great 2nd half. Projections: 47/14/41/.291/5 in 261 ABs

29. Josh Bell – If I told you I was 100% convinced of Bell’s 1st half, I think there’s a case to be made that I should be committed to a santarium for ranking Bell this low.  Since I’m not typing this in a straitjacket, you should know how convinced I am about Bellaunoa19–Okay, I was typing in a straitjacket, but I still don’t know if I trust Bell completely.  Anime Grey also goes over him in the video at the top of the page. Projections: 34/15/42/.277/1 in 251 ABs

30. Juan Soto – I can’t remember a player I liked more than Sexy Dr. Pepper, who was less a huge fantasy threat.  Not saying SDP ain’t a gorge specimen, but, for fantasy, he doesn’t tick all the boxes.  Still, I love him. May your caramel bubbles refresh my tongue buds fo’ever mo’e. By the by, why didn’t old-time writers put in the R’s?  We think it’s stylistic but maybe their typewriters were flawed due to an R shortage of the eighteen-fo’ties.  Projections: 44/16/47/.293/4 in 251 ABs

31. Whit Merrifield – On an actual fantasy advice note, Merrifield is either worth a top 10 player value or not even a top 100.  Similar to SPs and RPs, you have to know how much you need average and speed by this point. Projections: 49/7/30/.305/12 in 277 ABs

32. Starling Marte – Did I put Starling next to Ketel just because they’re both Martes? Projections: 46/9/36/.278/12 in 267 ABs

33. Ketel Marte – Of course, it’s a Marte Party!  Projections: 42/12/39/.291/6 in 261 ABs

34. Rhys Hoskins – Some people pop in the comments here and there and ask about Hoskins being a Sell. He’s on pace for 35 HRs and a .250 average, and is currently doing almost exactly half of that.  I don’t get where this Sell got put in the ether, but Hoskins has been nearly exactly what he’s been for almost three years now. Projections: 38/17/49/.251/2 in 252 ABs

35. Gary Sanchez – How I ranked Sanchez:  I tried to decide if someone offered me Marte, Marte or Hoskins, if I’d want Sanchez over any of them, and if I wondered if those were two Martes or they were stuttering.  Still struggling with this ranking, but I have less faith in Sanchez staying healthy than some guys above him, and don’t love catchers.  What he’s done so far puts him easily in this area of the rankings, if not higher. Projections: 30/14/38/.261/0 in 198 ABs

36. Xander Bogaerts – Still believe Bogaerts has a top 15 year in his bat, but, ya know, one of these years, like, sorta, actually doing it would be good. Projections: 43/10/46/.283/4 in 254 ABs

37. Bryce Harper – Not sure how many home runs he has left in his bat.  Or is that how many “in the Harper?”  *reluctantly high-fives self* Projections: 42/16/47/.243/4 in 248 ABs

38. Jose Altuve – If he’s not hitting for power, not stealing bags and not hitting for average, well, he’s still’s got that ‘under five-foot half-off admission’ thing at amusement parks. Projections: 47/7/32/.294/6 in 258 ABs

39. Blake Snell – I’m reminded of Lucinda Williams’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Can’t find a damn starter that’s an ace….No one’s where I left them before…Starters are keys and I got Odorizzi as an ace…Blake Snell’s busting shocks like on a grave road… Snell’s peripherals are saying he should be much better, so have to trust he’ll get there.  Or not and avoid him.  Projections: 7-2/2.96/1.11/108 in 82 IP

40. Andrew Benintendi – I should’ve named this tier, from Altuve to here, “My fantasy team has been out of it for three weeks, let’s see what Razzball’s got for fantasy football.”  Projections: 39/8/36/.274/6 in 248 ABs

41. Josh Hader – See no SAGNOF, hear no SAGNOF, trade for no SAGNOF, unless you need SAGNOF!  Projections: 3-1/2.35/0.87/57, 17 saves in 34 IP

42. Aroldis Chapman – From Wikipedia, “The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.”  Well, I’m here to tell you it only took three days for them to type up this post.  No banana for Ling-Ling!  Type faster!  Projections: 1-1/2.42/1.01/47, 17 saves in 30 IP

43. Trevor Bauer – Looking forward to his 2nd half complete game shutout when he throws 187 pitches with 12 walks and credits his offseason training. Projections: 6-5/3.47/1.12/117 in 101 IP

44. Kirby Yates – Similar shituation as starters when it comes to relievers.  You either need SAGNOF or don’t.  Projections: 2-1/2.44/0.94/42, 17 saves in 31 IP

45. Kenley Jansen –  See 1/18th of an inch above, or three inches if you’re talking to a girl. Projections: 1-1/2.59/0.97/38, 16 saves in 30 IP

46. Yordan Alvarez – “I want to see your dong dong dong dong dong dong dong dong.” — The Yordong Song, lyrics by Yordan Alvarez. Projections: 30/14/37/.291/1 in 231 ABs

47. Mike Moustakas – Moistasskiss has been a top 50 player with only, like, six non-fractured fingers.  Eat a D, Alfonseca!  Projections: 34/16/39/.257/1 in 238 ABs

48. Domingo Santana –   This is a super sexy tier here for me, because I own these next few guys and they were ranked so much lower in the preseason.  Well, except for Gleyber, who I goofed up like I was Donkey Teeth placing his chompers on Kikuchi. Sunday Santana illustrates a point I go back to time and again.  If a guy is giving five categories, it is very hard for him to not be somewhat valuable.  His steals aren’t exactly amazing.  Dot dot dot.  Or are they?!  Damn, Reversal Question, about to pop my eardrums with the screams.  Sunday’s steals, in today’s game, aren’t terrible.  Projections: 32/13/38/.263/5 in 242 ABs

49. David Dahl – You know one guy who is not dull at all?  Haha, I’m so fickle!  Wrap me inside a flag with a sickle and Putin me to sleep!  Hold on, I have a phone call.  “Hello, yes, this is Grey.  Do I want to work for a Russian troll farm? Well, I was always a fan of those troll dolls, but didn’t know they were farmed–Hello?  Hello?”  Weird, they hung up on me.  As long as Dahl doesn’t get injured — ugh, I jinxed him — he is easily a top 50 bat, which I’ve been saying since January.  Since I own Dahl everywhere, here’s a quick snapshot of how my teams are doing (see jpgs in tweet).  By the way, not one person from any of my leagues liked that tweet and they all follow Razzball.  Does any of this surprise you? Projections: 44/14/40/.283/3 in 259 ABs

50. Gleyber Torres – What’s funny in a not so funny way, I labeled Gleyber overrated in the preseason because I was afraid he’d struggle to play every day, due to the stacked Yankees lineup, and it turned out Gleyber is the only one actually playing every day.  Told you funny (not funny).  Projections: 43/13/39/.265/3 in 255 ABs

51. Eduardo Escobar – You know how people say borrrrrrring with extra R’s?  Why don’t we do that with other words.  I’m starting that.  Eduarrrrrrrrrrrrrdo is so underrrrrrrrrrrrated! Projections: 36/10/38/.262/2 in 251 ABs

52. Hyun-Jin Ryu – He’ll either avoid all groin problems, while pitching so well, it’s going to give his owners groin problems, or he’ll be on the IL for all of August and September.  I’m flipping a coin for which it will be. This is also why he was in last week’s Sell.  Projections: 7-1/3.12/1.06/71 in 74 IP

53. Joey Gallo – What’s the highest batting average for someone with a 35% strikeout rate?  Because I think Gallo’s about to beat that mark.  I could research this, but muy lazito. Projections: 32/17/39/.249/3 in 230 ABs

54. Fernando Tatis Jr. – FTJ!  Fun the Jewels fast! Fun the Jewels fast!  Fun the Jewels should’ve been an All-Star.  I know, it doesn’t matter, but it still annoys me that he wasn’t elected as a reserve. Machado was even more worthy, but I would’ve taken Fun the Jewels instead.  Either way, it is a testament to the job Preller did that I am a full-blown Padres fan after trashing them for about a decade. It shows you that I don’t really hate your team; it’s just about fantasy with me. Projections: 40/9/28/.266/10 in 262 ABs

55. Jose Abreu – We’ve hit upon a very small tier of 1st basemen who are boring, but relatively productive.  They feel like they’re going in two different directions too.  Abreu moving up and Au Shizz is Droopy Dog’ing on an elevator.  Projections: 32/14/40/.264/1 in 281 ABs

56. Paul Goldschmidt – I won’t point out how awful Au Shizz has been since my sell of him early in April.  Feels pointless now to even mention it.  What do I gain from mentioning I said to sell him and everyone mocked me for saying to sell Au Shizz?  I don’t think I gain anything from saying it, so I won’t say I said to sell Au Shizz in April. Projections: 34/14/37/.252/2 in 260 ABs

57. Yoan Moncada – If I’m being honest, I still don’t have a full grasp of what to expect from Moncada.  He could be the .250 hitter he was in May or the .315 hitter in April or the .380 hitter in June. Okay, maybe not the last one, but who knows?  His power and speed really haven’t developed as profoundly. Projections: 34/10/37/.261/5 in 259 ABs

58. Jose Berrios –   I believe Berrios is the 9th starter in these rankings.  I’m not sure that’s a compliment for Berrios. There might be a case made next year to not draft any starters, and just figure that shizz out later.  Projections: 7-3/3.57/1.13/93 in 94 IP

59. Patrick Corbin – I’m feeling incalculably huh on where to rank Corbin.  His walks are up, his xFIP isn’t gorge and his Ks are down.  Still, he feels safer than most pitchers.  By the way, “incalculably huh” would make a great rock album if they still made rock music. Projections: 6-4/3.62/1.17/95 in 88 IP

60. Zack Greinke – Starters are terrible!  I mean, Greinke is good, fine, adjective, but dubya tee eff Greinke has a 7-something K/9.  Of course, it’s a pristine walk rate and he gets run support because he hits home runs. Projections: 6-5/3.29/1.07/81 in 93 IP

61. Matthew Boyd – Just gave you my Matthew Boyd fantasy after his last start. It was written three cocks to the wind, and a fourth cock that stayed in the barn. By the way, Boyd is on pace for 240 Ks.  *pulls on Flavor Flav plushie string* “Yeah, Boyd!”  Projections: 5-6/3.78/1.11/100 in 88 IP

62. Lucas Giolito – I juggled Giolito into a few different slots, and landed him here because he should throw 200 IP (a solid 200 IP).  By the way, there was eleven starters with an ERA under-3 last year. I know, ERA only tell us so much, but there might be seven starters this year.  Projections: 5-5/3.68/1.12/97 in 91 IP

63. Walker Buehler – This is a wing and a prayer ranking, because I have no idea how many innings Buehler will pitch this year. Wing and a Prayer is also my favorite place to stop in Mississippi for fried chicken and to get right with Jesus. Projections: 4-2/3.27/1.03/68 in 64 IP

64. Jose Ramirez – Was my schmohawk post about him being overrated in the preseason the greatest fantasy baseball post ever?  Seriously, did one single other ‘pert even hint at trouble for Ramirez?  I saw someone critiquing my post and saying I still ranked him 12th overall.  Yeah, and everyone else ranked him in the top five. There was no way you could’ve drafted Jo-Ram if you listened to me. This is also the greatest congratulatory blurb ever written.  And the greatest acknowledgment of the greatest congratulatory blurb ever written. Projections: 31/10/38/.236/11 in 264 ABs

65. Matt Chapman – Just found out the other day my aunt had lunch with John Lennon in the mid-70s.  Apparently, she helped him name his child.  I think my aunt might be the female Forrest Gump. Projections: 37/14/34/.252/0 in 253 ABs

66. Khris Davis – Let’s be honest, no one cares if he hits home runs, we all just want him to hit .247.  Projections: 31/18/40/.247 in 251 ABs

67. Jean Segura – Thought I liked Segura more than this, but he ended up ranked here.  Then again, I’m the one ranking him, so I guess I could’ve moved him up more if I really liked him more, so I guess I don’t love him, but I thought I did.  So conflicted.  His steals in the 1st half were awful. Projections: 41/7/29/.281/10 in 269 ABs

68. Eugenio Suarez – As good a time as any to point out how these rankings could change quickly.  If Suarez has a miserable month of July like he did in June, he’s going to not only be worth around a top 70 ranking, but maybe droppable in shallower leagues.  Projections: 31/14/38/.259/1 in 256 ABs

69. Max Muncy – Someone asked the other day if I want Muncy or Goldshit. It threw me a little, and I said Au Shizz, and I still think that, but are they that different?  Not to answer, but to ruminate. Projections: 32/12/37/.264/2 in 241 ABs

70. DJ LeMahieu – Due to a clerical error by my receptionist (which is actually me on the phone pretending to not be me), LeMahieu was accidentally included, when I really wanted to exclude him. Stupid Me, Frank Black.  I’m firmly in the LeMahieu is a sell in the 2nd half.  When a guy has iffy power, little speed and only gives value on average and runs, I’m rarely a fan. If his BABIP comes down, LeMahieu’s going to be indistinguishable from Kevin Newman. Kevin NewMahieu? Projections: 47/6/30/.296/3 in 274 ABs

71. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – We’re not here to talk about the past when I told you Glad Vuerrero Jr. was overrated and not to draft the Mini Impala in the preseason.  Nope, we’re not going to say that. Now it’s about what he can do from this point forward, and I think he can be a top 50 player, or about as good as Hunter Dozier. Projections: 38/13/36/.288/1 in 248 ABs

72. Eloy Jimenez – He’s going to tell us a lot in the 2nd half about what we should think about him next year.  Could see him exploding and being a top 25 guy next year, or disappointing and being, well, he’ll likely be around here next year even if he fails. So, he has upside and no downside. That sounds awesome!  Narrator:  It’s not awesome.  Projections: 28/14/35/.254/0 in 264 ABs

73. Austin Meadows – If his last month is an indication, Meadows shouldn’t be ranked in the top 100.  Maybe not even the top 200.  I still believe though, for better or worse, which was every grandparents’ favorite comic strip. Projections: 34/9/37/.272/7 in 248 ABs

74. Edwin Encarnacion – Another Yankee, another home run hitter, another non-Lemahieu.  This was “not a haiku” from my book, Not Haikus.  Projections: 32/16/42/.232/0 in 233 ABs

75. Carlos Correa – I call this portion of our program, “Hey, My DL’d Player Is Better Than Your DL’d Player.”  At a certain point, it pays to gamble on a DL’d player, but it doesn’t pay much since if they don’t come back until mid-August you’re not getting anything from them that’s any better than, say, a hot schmotato. Projections: 33/12/35/.280/1 in 216 ABs

76. Eddie Rosario – Up until the last moment before posting this, I checked on Rosario’s injury status, which means I looked once last week, he seemed fine for soon after the break, and ranked him here, but obviously injuries are tricky, unless you’re Houdini in a milk can. Then, they’re deadly. Projections: 30/14/35/.286/3 in 234 ABs

77. Jorge Polanco – If you’re wondering, I didn’t accidentally forget Corey Seager, so don’t ping me in the comments a’la, “Grey, I bow out of every room saying your name, so you know I respect what you do, but no Corey Seager? Wow, major mistake! You lost all credibility.” Projections: 44/7/29/.306/5 in 270 ABs

78. Aaron Nola – So, I haven’s mentioned this before, but Future Grey visited me in March and told me, “Hello, Past Tense Grey, I am from the future–” “Do cars fly?”  “No, let me speak–” “Oh my God, humans fly?”  “No! I’m only from three months in the future and I want to tell you about drafting Mike Minor.”  “Do planes still fly?”  “Stop with the flying!  Now I’m leaving you idiot!”  Now that I think back on that, it was a pretty inconsequential meeting. I mention Minor here because I was between ranking him or Nola here and didn’t want to rank both (though, they’re likely close).  Nola’s last few starts has moved him up, and I prefer a guy getting better than getting worse (Minor). This has more to do with the format that I wanted to rank Minor and just couldn’t spare the room. (Can mention Lynn here too since we’re talking about The Olds.) Projections: 6-4/3.61/1.13/96 in 92 IP

79. Stephen Strasburg – You know what you’re getting from Strasburg if he stays healthy, so let me take this time to ask you to please watch Dark on Netflix. It’s the best show where I have no idea what’s going on from episode to episode.  It’s like if you took the show Lost but put it in German and didn’t understand German. I’m schadenconfused!  So, please watch it and explain it to me.  Thanking you in advance. Projections: 6-3/3.71/1.14/95 in 89 IP

80. Luis Castillo – His stats look like they’re going to come down from the 1st half, but no pitchers are going to get better, so tomato-tomato said with a different emphasis. Projections: 5-4/3.76/1.18/89 in 82 IP

81. Dansby Swanson – On a more general note, anyone ranked around here and not ranked at all could be the same within a few weeks.  I.e., Scooter gets hot after the All-Star Break and Swanson goes cold, are they really that different?  No, homey, that’s what I’m saying.  Projections: 41/12/32/.266/5 in 259 ABs

82. Ozzie Albies – If Albies were to move up the order, he’d get a tremendous boost in value, but batting 8th is terrible for fantasy value. If he moves up the order, maybe he could renegotiate his contract too.  Say, $570.00 now and $300 deferred?  Projections: 32/10/37/.275/7 in 255 ABs

83. Shohei Ohtani – He was considered a unicorn because he was a one-of-a-kind player, but now there’s Brendan McKay, so there’s two. A unicorn with two horns is a ram, and the Rams play in Los Angeles, and so does Ohtani, so he’s a Ram.  The math checks out.  Projections: 29/13/31/.289/5 in 233 ABs

84. Willson Contreras – I don’t suddenly love catchers, but if catchers are hitting as well as, say, a top 5 bat at another position, then they’re worth owning. You, “Wow, Grey now likes catchers!” Projections: 29/11/39/.267/1 in 205 ABs

85. Clayton Kershaw – I’ll admit that if he stays healthy all year, he will beat my projections, but, here’s the thing, he won’t.  Mess with the unicorn, you get the horn. Or mess with Ohtani, and get rammed. (You’re reading every blurb so they make sense, right?) Projections: 5-2/3.34/1.05/74 in 83 IP

86. Michael Conforto – I expected a big uptick from his previous year, and, while he didn’t uptick as much as I hoped, he’s still been decent and there’s still room for the upticking.  Upticking sounds more like what we should expect from Jake Bauers. Projections: 36/13/41/.251/3 in 240 ABs

87. Charlie Morton – A few weeks ago I called Morton a Sell, and I still think he is one. However, with pitchers looking like they’re filing out of a clown car on the way to the mound, Morton still has top 100 value as of today, even if I think he might only have another 50-60 IP in his arm. Projections: 5-2/3.23/1.08/64 in 55 IP

88. Austin Riley – Would I really take Riley over Bieber?  Meh, apples vs. apples that are wearing an orange costume in a janky fruit salad remake of Eyes Wide Shut called Citrus Wide Shut.  Projections: 31/12/35/.251/0 in 236 ABs

89. Shane Bieber – This is straight goofy:  He’s allowed 21 earned runs in four starts and only 20 earned runs in his other 17.  Talk about going from lights-out to groping your way around in a lights-out room. Projections: 4-4/3.77/1.16/81 in 72 IP

90. Nelson Cruz – Almost didn’t rank Cruz, but he has the ability to have more homers in the 2nd half than any other player. He also has no eligibility and everyone hits home runs now.  Projections: 31/15/42/.262/0 in 241 ABs

91. Luke Voit – Full disclosure alert!  I had Voit ranked about forty spots higher before his injury.  If he’s back right after or soon after the break, then this might be a tad too conservative like Billy Joel’s idea of a Catholic School girl.  Dude, start too late? Not sure what Catholic Schools were near you. By me, Virginia was the one yelling come out. Projections: 38/14/44/.266/0 in 239 ABs

92. Paul DeJong – Could see this guy being someone who is droppable if he has another month like he did in May, i.e., if he fails to pass the mustard.  “Siri, it’s ‘pass the muster,’ not mustard.”  “Sorry, Grey, do you not want DeJong?”  “I do, but…ugh, forget it.” Projections: 39/13/34/.257/3 in 266 ABs

93. Keston Hiura – Travis MVPShaw is cosplaying as Keston Hiura, please don’t tell me different. This one is essentially saying to you, “Put down the pumpkin spice, you basic snitch, and take a flyer on a guy who could be a top 50 guy in the 2nd half.” Projections: 32/12/37/.267/4 in 241 ABs

94. Zack Wheeler – Wanted to rank Wheeler about fifty spots higher. Last year he was the best pitcher in the majors, even better than teammate, deGrom.  I need Wheeler to do it again, so maybe I’m chucking coins into a wishing well.  Sir, this is a D’Arby’s.  Projections: 5-4/3.64/1.15/93 in 91 IP

95. German Marquez – Samesies as Wheeler.  Give me a decent 2nd half and I will name my Cougar wife after you while I’m lovemaking.  Projections: 6-5/3.89/1.19/96 in 95 IP

96. Tommy Pham – This might come off as daffy, but Pham could be a top 20 overall fantasy player in the 2nd half.  Really any player that can hit ten homers and steal 15 bases in a half could.  Projections: 36/9/33/.274/5 in 242 ABs

97. Jorge Soler – I nearly ranked Daniel Murphy or Matt Carpenter here. I can picture some people reading about these old superstars and silently weeping.  Thanks for keeping it silent, no one wants to hear you moping!  I didn’t because, well, they’ve been awful. Projections: 32/14/41/.241/1 in 257 ABs

98. Elvis Andrus – The highest drop from the Player Rater to the 2nd half rankings.  Carlos Santana would be the 2nd biggest drop, if he were even ranked.  Wait, that might make him the biggest drop.  Hmm… Projections: 41/3/28/.288/14 in 277 ABs

99. Max Kepler – Might just be some power — Max Powers — and I’m not even sure he’s healthy — Max Well? — but, at this point in the rankings, some players who are not ranked are around the same in value as these back-end players. What’s this about then?  Max Imizedvalue. Projections: 41/12/39/.264/2 in 250 ABs

100. Jonathan Villar – I wanted to rank Jeff McNeil, Ramon Laureano and like two dozen other guys, but there’s only so much room when ranking 100 guys.  Roughly 100 guys, give or take one or two. Projections: 33/10/36/.260/14 in 262 ABs

101. Whoever Helps You Win – Don’t get tied to projections and rankings and “I drafted this guy in the 4th round this year.”  Yeah, we all hate Jose Ramirez, not just you.  The worst thing you can do at this stage is hold onto players just because of what they could do vs. what they are doing.  What they are doing is what wins championships and that’s what excites the ladies in your daydreams and your daydreams are real to you.

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Peter guigli
2 years ago

Traded peter Alonso for goldy three weeks ago. Now he wants goldy for judge. Would have to to cut Dahl. Mancini would replace goldy.

Joe L
Joe L
2 years ago

Too harsh on Altuve. The injuries and decline are real, but guys don’t usually find the cliff at 29. And that BA will stick around. If you hit .310+ today and you’re a southern white rhino. Beefy R and RBI numbers in that lineup. And sprint score is still fine so the SBs could come back a little. Dude was a $40 player 1H last year before the knee.

Ramon Laureano
Ramon Laureano
2 years ago

you are going to regret this.

Allan
Allan
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

Thinking about flipping Rhys for a Pitcher. Voit lives on my bench basically. And power isn’t such a problem for me (also with Giancarlo on the DL coming back in a few weeks fingers crossed). And it seems like I could slide him into 1B and not lose too much production right? At least offset by getting a better arm?

Thoughts?

Allan
Allan
Reply to  Allan
2 years ago

oops wrong thread

Allan
Allan
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Oh, ok, thanks man!

Spencer Siegrist
Spencer Siegrist
2 years ago

Who do you value more rest of season?

AJ Pollock or Austin Meadows?

Thanks Grey!

CloudTown
CloudTown
2 years ago

Hey Grey!

This ASB has been brutal, no real baseball for 4 days? Noooo!

Trade Q, 10 tm 7×7 auction keeper, $2 Lourdes Gurriel Jr and $22 LoCain for $15 Sexy Dr Pepper?

Gurriel has been a beast, and keeper price is amazing.

Thanks!

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

Oh cool, Lance Lynn can now throw 96 mph heat all game long. Nothing abnormal here. Keep adding that sticky stuff to the ball. Evidently no one cares because it means you have more “control” and will bean less people.

William Hung
William Hung
2 years ago

Damn, our friends over at Closer Monkey haven’t posted their NL Buy/Sell today :(

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
2 years ago

How much longer am I holding Leclerc? Hold or drop for D Castillo?

JC
JC
2 years ago

Framber! Another reminder to cool our jets on these unprovens. I do recall recommendations to add him and drop Yonny, Lucchesi etc.

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Could be he will be good. Good team. Good coaches. . Paddack looks good on my roster for example. I think he has a better pedigree. I just hate dropping guys who are giving you tons of quality starts for a “maybe”. Azolay??? Since our league’s waiver priority is based on regency of a claim, you can not go back and bid to reclaim him if you make a mistake. Usually they are gone for good.

I have a feeling you may have the opportunity to re-post this in September when Framber is mowing them down! Keep up the fun!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
2 years ago

Grey-

Which pitcher do you like in a H2H category league ROS? …..Darvish, Lamet, Heaney, K Gibson, McKay, Canning or Anibal? I have one roster spot available but I could add two of them if you prefer one of them to Stripling. Thanks G!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

None is a solid option……I’m kind of looking for possible upside. My staff is Marquez, Flaherty, Gallen, Boyd, Giolito, Stripling and k Hendricks……is there an upside arm you like for the second half?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
2 years ago

Why the Andrus precipitous drop-us? I
Dunno man – he’s been soooo so good this year. I said he’d finish top 5 at his position & imma stick with my MI steal of the draft.

Ps – both Adam Divine & Kumail Nanjiani episodes were great.

Pps – I got a new puppy! Check my IG for a disgusting about of puppy pics! @luckydoghotsauce

Ppps – maybe not the best plan for a company called lucky dog to have actual dog photos on their IG, but F it, right?

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, now that Gallen is starting home vs Mets can u pick the 2 starts u like the most?
Gallen vs Mets
CC home vs Tor
Lucchessi home vs Atl

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto, would you start Framber tonight or hold? Between him and Gibson @ Cleveland.

ellis
ellis
2 years ago

Offered Luis Castillo and Austin Riley for Eddie Rosario and Peacock, need pitching, thank you!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

GEtting Castillo.

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
2 years ago

Getting PO’d trying to swing a trade in RCL. I need pitching, dude needs hitting.

Offered either Judge or Alonso straight up for Cole. He won’t deal unless I throw in a closer. Am I missing something?

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Hey JohnnyHobbes if you’re out there!!!!

Tavern
Tavern
2 years ago

Working with a rough pitching staff with Porcello and Strahm seeming to just suck it up over and over again. Would you drop either of them or Griffin Canning for Liam Hendricks, Luke Jackson or Taylor Rogers? We have 9 pitching spots and it can be either SP or RP, doesn’t matter, just have a limit of 12 starts per week. It’s a H2H redraft points league with 3 IP, 5 S, -3 BS and 2 for Holds. Plus all of the other typical ESPN scoring for HR, H, W, L, etc. Thanks in advance for your advice.

Tavern
Tavern
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

The rest of my staff is all starters. Hendricks, Boyd, Soroka, Woodruff, Giolito, Canning (other possible draft candidate?), Caleb Smith and Lamet with Taillon on the IL.

Still think drop Porcello and Strahm for Liam and Rogers?

Sorry, another question as I continue to analyze my team now that I watched the Triple A All Star Game because I was so bored, shit they look like 12 year olds. Anyway, drop Justin Upton for Franmil Reyes?

ellis
ellis
2 years ago

Is Escobar too much for Paddock? thank you!

JP
JP
2 years ago

Would you trade McNeil/Noah for Kepler or Pham?

MarvPesos
marv
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

H2H 12-team cat. keeper (keep12) balanced stats (R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG, OPS,XBH / W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS), limited moves (35 per year), no streaming.

Been offered the following trade but I’m a bit skeptical:

My: Goldy, H. Dozier, Paxton, McKay
For His: Machado, Y. Gurriel, K. Hendricks and Happ

I’ve got Rizzo in my 1B (not that he’s been doing much the last 3-4 weeks) but can stick Machado on my Util.

thanks

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
2 years ago

I’m in last place in a 12-team H2H keeper and am looking to rebuild. I have two offers on the table with our trade deadline in 3 days.

Offer 1: 1st round pick and Vogelbach for Bellinger.
Offer 2: 2nd and 4th round picks plus Correa for Lindor.

We can keep 4 players. If I traded Bellinger and Lindor, I would still have Pete Alonso, Hoskins, Baez, Devers, Correa, and Eloy Jimenez as keeper options. Should I take the deals and collect draft picks (I’d have 3 – 1st round, 2- 2nd, 1 – 3rd, 2- 4th, and 2 -5th round picks), or keep Bellinger and Lindor? Thanks!

ferris
ferris
2 years ago

Justin turner or Christian walker or too close?

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, Diego Castillo coming off dl tomorrow
Drop any of these guys for him or hold?
Giles
Greene
Rogers
CMart
Hendricks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

16 team h2h weekly points league…

I got offered David Price for my Ed. Rodriguez and Yu Darvish.

what do you think?

Thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

thanks again!

Bonx
Bonx
2 years ago

It looks like Gallen is staying up according to ESPN. He’s slated to pitch Saturday vs the Mets.

John
John
2 years ago

Ok Grey,

Midseason review if you wouldn’t mind. I did ok in the draft but my first half was a disaster and for whatever reason I am 9 games out of the fu#king playoffs despite looking at least ok on paper. I like to hope I am primed for a good second half but who knows. Thought about flipping Rhys for another good pitcher but so scared of all these pitchers.

Any advice as I throw my hands upwards?

10 team H2H R,HR,RBI,SB,AVG,OPS K,QS,ERA,WHIP,K-9, SV/HLD

C Christian Vasquez
1b Rhys
2B Javy
3B Muncy
SS Mondesi
LF Yordan Alvarez
CF Laureano
RF Judge
UTIL Ohtani
UTIL Voit
Bench: Upton, Dansby Swanson, Luis Urias, Hicks

DL: Giancarlo, Salazar, Tyler Glasnow

RP Kirby Yates
RP Aroldis Chapman
P Giolito
P Bieber
P Jack Flaherty
P MadBum
P Lucchesi
RP Aaron Bummer
RP Roenis Elias
RP Sam Dyson

Bench: Heaney, Odorizzi

John
John
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Tanaka was an idea I had….thanks man!

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: also, 12 team roto, you starting Gibson @ cleveland? SON has him at -$1.2.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  herschel
2 years ago

Trust the Robot

hankg
hankg
2 years ago

In a keeper league, is Bell, Lindor and Ryu too much to offer for Acuna? Only Bell and Acuna would be keeper eligible in this scenario. Thanks.

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. a couple of questions for ya:

this week senzel (3 @ col) or hiura (3 vs sf)

also, riley too much to give for tanaka?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

@Grey: between riley and conforto, who would you offer first?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
2 years ago

Hey Grey,

I need your advice. I just got Corey Seager back, and should be getting Eddie Rosario back uin the next few days. I need to make room for them so I need your advice on who to drop to activate them. Here are my choices.

Albert Pujols
Yandy Diaz (I have plenty of 1B -freeman, posey, Dozier, Bellinger, realmuto. And at 3B – Vlad, Turner, Dozier, Senzel, Ramirez, Fletcher)

Would you drop both for Seager and Rosario?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

OK Grey. I’ll drop both Diaz and Albert. Any word when Rosario is actually coming off the IL?

Ralphy
Ralphy
2 years ago

I’ve been offered Rizzo, Ryu and Hader for a first and third round pick next year. It’s a keeper league where we keep five. Those three would replace Soler, Urias and Hunter Dozier. Do you think it’s worth it?

sgamby
sgamby
2 years ago

Good afternoon, who are some good 2nd half starting pitchers (stars or sleepers) to target that won’t be shut down and can help in all categories? Do you have faith in any?

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I was surprised to not see Clevenger.

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah – he had back to back bad starts, but was lights out his last start, albeit against the Royals. I’d have him at Ryu – but I’m a Clevinger fanboy.
Hope your summer’s been rad, I’m swamped with new dad stuff

fausto
fausto
2 years ago

id want corbin/kingery esp in a keeper. altuve doesnt run like the days of yore and kingery prob nets you the same or more sb and a decent avg.

Jimmy Suitcase
Jimmy Suitcase
2 years ago

Need help with a trade offer. 14 team, standard 5×5, roto, yahoo

Sitting in 5th overall

Pitching: 2nd in WHIP & ERA, 4th in W, 8th in Ks, 28 innings behind pace
Hitting: 11th place in AVG and Steals; Top 5 in R, HR, RBI

Need the AVG and Steals – plenty of opportunity there.

I’ve been offered Jose Altuve for my Corbin and Kingery… Here is my squad

C: Alfaro; 1b: Gallo; 2B: Schoop; SS: Machado; 3b: Bryant; OF: Laureano, Kingery, Conforto; UTIL: Bogaerts and Mercado

Bench: Chavis, Jose Martinez, Franklin Barreto

DL: Inciarte

SP: Corbin, Clevinger, Gray, Woodruff, Lucheschi, Streamers
RP: Hendricks, Colome, Trenien, Barnes

Make that deal?

Jimmy Suitcase
Jimmy Suitcase
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Point taken.

Corbin for Altuve str8 up? Would pitching depth hold up?

Jimmy Suitcase
Jimmy Suitcase
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Yeah – I agree. Thanks!

SpecialFNK
SpecialFNK
2 years ago

16 team keeper league, keep 5. yahoo, roto, 5×5.

I need help in ERA/WHIP in order to win.

give- Luke Voit.
get- Noah Syndergaard.

question is will Syndergaard improve enough to make an impact in ERA/WHIP or not. if not then I would be better to target a different pitcher.

MY TEAM
CA- Grandal. 1B- Encarnacion. 2B- Merrifield. 3B- Champman. SS- Andrus. IN- CSantana.
OF- Soto. OF- Alvarez. OF- McNeil. OF- KCalhoun. UT- Voit.
BN- Newman, Aguilar, DeJong, Dyson, Gardner, Grichuk, Hampson.
SP- Buehler. SP- Clevinger, Keuchel, Musgrove, ASanchez.
RP- Doolittle, Kelley, Robles, Buttrey, CGreen.
IL- RHill. IL- Manaea. IL- Strickland.

fausto
fausto
2 years ago

avisail garcia or k.calhoun?
d.jansen or c.sisco?

in a 14tm keeper rather have j.bell($3) or m.olson($14)? thinking about selling bell high. and could get m.olson, plus a $1 l.gurriel or a $2 b.mckay

JC
JC
2 years ago

Thoughts on adding Oracock with bad shoulder v adding Salazar in a flyer?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  JC
2 years ago

guessing he means peacock here.

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Best hitter to add to this team? Ten hitting categories: runs, singles, doubles, triples, hrs, rbi, bb, ks, sb, ave.

Omar
Hoskins, Moose, Bryant
Trea, Segura, Albies
Acuna, Soler, Laureno, Eloy, JoMa
Util: Yandy

Options: Wong, Reddick, M Gonzales, Nunez

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Better streamer?
Cc at home vs Tor or
McKay at Balt

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
2 years ago

I need to drop someone to make room for Albaderto. Gallen or Senzel. Its a 10 team league with thin pitching and my hitting is stacked. Tried to leave Mondesi on IL until someone else got injured but it hasn’t happened. Its a league with a 50 move cap.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Justin Ralph
2 years ago

I’d drop Senzel

BBHHI
BBHHI
2 years ago

Grey;

Why do I feel like Clevinger should be in top 100? Any chance you overlooked him?

aardvark
aardvark
2 years ago

encarnacion and meadows were dropped. Which one should I pick up?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  aardvark
2 years ago

like any other add it’s about who you’d be dropping too. E5 probably in general here unless you need steals more.

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

I have an open spot after a trade

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  aardvark
2 years ago

pretty shallow league if E5 was dropped though.

Crazy J
Crazy J
2 years ago

Is there a top 20 starters for 2nd half? I know Fried tops the list, but I am curious nonetheless.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Crazy J
2 years ago

there are 21 SP in that list above though, so you already go it.

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
2 years ago

20 teamer redraft with QS and innings as categories. h2h. somebody dropped peacock (due back not long from now). i have these: bailey, junis, kelly, paddack, corbin, kikuchi, gibson, lynn. drop which of junis, bailey, kelly, kikuchi here for peacock? 80 moves a year, i have over half left.

2. use a #2 waiver on peacock here?

3. same league, with j.jones and stanton out i nabbed fowler (who was doing well lately) for last OF slot. added cats hits, slugging, total bases, OBP, OPS. hold fowler or go a.jones, santander, yazstremski?

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
2 years ago

SON not showing dates as of now. it was before, almost certainly this caused by mostly unknown upcoming starts.

Hypothetical Questioner Person
Hypothetical Questioner Person
2 years ago

Grey! Do you ever think about doing a video stream of your podcast for the fans? Are you too mysterious? Oh shit…..

GREY MYSTERIO

Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Yr Never Too Old for Balloons
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

that one year with the nick’s traveling road show tv on the radio. that was first time i found out you actually DO look like yr avatar, which i assumed was just a made up face as a joke. with rudy i’m pretty certain i was right on that.

-nick had a daily short everyday and i think once a week a full similar to podcast length show, but they were all videos.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
2 years ago

I CTRL+F’d “Mancini” and found no mentions. He’s on pace for .295/34. What am I missing?

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  LaRockakis
2 years ago

apparently he’s picked up a nickname based on that x-force character boom boom. but then some others claim his nickname wasn’t based on a cartoon, which is certain, as x-force was a comic book in the x-men universe, not a cartoon anyway.

Nicholas M Pieroni
Nicholas M Pieroni
2 years ago

2nd place in dynasty league but I have grown tired of Meadows. Got offered Brantley, Lance Lynn, and Brennen Davis for Meadows and Kikuchi. Think maybe I can get Neris as well. Feel like Im giving up on meadows and kikuchi too soon but I need assistance gentleman.

JC
JC
2 years ago

My team and the wire listed below. 12 teamer. H2h. Been on a nice roll lately so now tied for the final playoff start after a miserable start. My customary patience and building toward September is on hiatus! Need to win now. Trying to trade pitching for an OF. Suggestions welcomed as I think Bieber, Berrios, and Castillo are held in high regard.

1. Which of these three has the best trade potential? Or maybe the better question is who has the most risk to hold see them as fairly even per your rankings?

2. Paddack will be harder to deal but about what kind of litter would be fair?

Omar
Hoskins, Moose, Bryant
Albies, Trea, Segura
Acuna, Soler, Laureno, Eloy, JoMa/streamer spot
Util: Yandy
Sale, Morton, Bieber, Berrios, Castillo, Paddack, Yonny and Lucchesi

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start one of the following:

hiura – 3 vs sf
benintendi – 3 vs lad
riley – 3 @ sd

who do you like?

jason batteiger
jason batteiger
Reply to  herschel
2 years ago

TRON’ll say tendi

Cohen
Cohen
2 years ago

Grey, please pick top 2 streamers?
Yu vs Pitt
Lamet vs Atl
Waino vs Ariz
CC vs Tor
Canning vs Sea
All at home

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Cohen
2 years ago

would think canning is one of them. SON doesn’t seem up to date yet but probably grin and lamet is the other.

Ellis
Ellis
2 years ago

May be able to swing a deal for some SPs, I really like BIeber, which 2 should I target, cognizant of your rankings above: Bieber Snell Strasburg
Also, would you start Sonny at Coors

thank you!

Good Bob
Good Bob
2 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS/QS
Goldschmidt for Cruz?
Sale and Goldschmidt for JD Martinez?
JD Martinez, Cruz, F Vazquez for Altuve, Goldy, Sale, Holland?

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Good Bob
2 years ago

Would still leave me with Verlander. Bieber, Strasburg, Clevinger and some lesser types.

Ellis
Ellis
2 years ago

May be able to swing a deal for some SPs, I really like BIeber, which 2 should I target, cognizant of your rankings above: Bieber Snell Strasburg
Also, would you start Sonny at Coors

thank you!

Trader
Trader
2 years ago

Best chance of this group to find regular playing time and perhaps even contributing a bit. Please pick 2:

Yandy, A Jones, Reddick, A Cabrera, Marwin, Galvis, Thames, Nunez,

cable
cable
2 years ago

h/h points..12 team redraft weekly lineup set….

these SPers just streamers or are any worth a pickup

Pineda
Plesac
Stroman
Hudson
Wacha

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
2 years ago

Sorry to bother you again on your vaca Grey, but Devers guy says he wants to keep him and upped the price. Since his Lindo is too expensive for him to keep I offered:

Buehler, Dozier, Hiura for Lindo.

Don’t care too much about Hiura, only for injury insurance and I’m not keeping him in 2 man keeper. Again, my only bench bat would be Dozier. Gonna go pull the trigger just wanted to say thanks for the help!

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

If you knew at the start of the season that Stanton wouldn’t play until after the ASB, what round would you draft him in a 12T redraft? I know it’s pure speculation, just curious. 5th round or closer to 10th?

Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Rudy still ranks him 12th in rest of s Aston rankings if I am reading it right. Severino at 92?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  DonnieB
2 years ago

Rest of season.

avogt555
avogt555
2 years ago

Are we ever going to start Marquez at home again? It seems hard to value him even in the top 100 if half of his starts are voided. Decreased Ks and QS.

Charlie
Charlie
2 years ago

Castillo/Riley/Meadows
or
Flaherty/Kluber/Vlad

krazyivan
krazyivan
2 years ago

In a league that counts Holds who do you like better ROS?
Lugo or Dyson?
Would it change things drastically if Dyson gets traded to a contender?

Thanks

RIghty
RIghty
2 years ago

Rank ROS overall value:

C Seager
Didi
Dannys

Stat Man
Stat Man
2 years ago

Correction -30 HR in 75 games. He sucks!

Stat Man
Stat Man
2 years ago

First 73 AB’s –

P. Alonso 16/7/18

Y. Alvarez 12/7/25

Both had a great minor league season before being brought up.

Including his AAA stats, Alvarez has 36 HR / 96 RBI / .340 in 75 games. He’s in a better lineup than Alonso too. Excited to see what his 2nd half brings.

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
2 years ago

I’m thinking of taking an offer of Soto and Liam for Lourdes and Yordan. It was originally just Soto for Lourdes and Yordan, but I turned it down. He came back to include Liam.

Liam would be helpful, because I can slot him in a P or RP spot. If he ends up closing based on the article one of the above posts, it would allow me to play 4 closers at a time. Our league has 2 RP slots; 1 P slot and 4 SP slots. It’s a 3 team race for saves and ratios in a 10 team league.

Do you like this deal for me?

KarlJ
KarlJ
2 years ago

Just traded Bauer for Soto
Do you think this rotation is good enough the rest of the way (11 team 5×5 roto)?

Giolito
Wheeler
Lynn
Paddock
Chirinos
Stripling
Lamet

IL: Glasnow, Severino

KarlJ
KarlJ
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I have a nice little cushion in pitching stats (1st in pitching points in the league)
Just traded Berrios for Byrant and Bauer for Soto
Figured I would take advantage and make a big push for offense in 2nd half

Carlos
Carlos
2 years ago

Thoughts on Marcell Ozuna rest of season? Did he not make the cut because of the broken fingers?

Carlos
Carlos
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I figured he was having a good season too. To replace him I’m starting Nick Senzel, do you think I should try to acquire a better replacement or stay put? I imagine Ozuna will be out for at least a month.

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
2 years ago

I’m looking at trading for Will Smith, because Diaz has been awful and worried he might not be able to turn it around even though his peripherals looks good.

My hesitation is will Smith end up being a set-up guy to add depth to a bullpen or a closer if traded? Maybe wait until after the trade deadline to make a move then.

Thoughts Grey?

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I’ve got a solid offense. Yordan is a bench bat in my shallow 10 team league. Worth trading Yordan for Smith to cover for Diaz? At worst, I could always trade Diaz or Smith for another bat for a closer starved team.

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

How do you feel about Diaz’ outlook ROS?

Immaculate Inning
Immaculate Inning
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

Well, crap (pun intended). All the more reason to make a deal for Will Smith. I need three good closers to keep pace. I’ll move Diaz for a bat.

Big Al
Big Al
2 years ago

Which side of the trade is better off for this year and going forward in keeper league if you have to keep either Stanton or Correra ?

Stanton, D Jansen and Mazara for Correra and G Sanchez.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
2 years ago

What’s good Grey? Hope you’re enjoying a couple days off.

I have one two many OF’s after a recent trade in my 6×6, 12-team, keeper league (e.g., Yelich, Santana, Benintendi, Robles, Reynolds, and Schwarber). I think that’s how I’d rank them going forward. Here’s your multiple choice question:

(a) Cut Schwarber and hold onto Benintendi.
(b) Cut Reynolds and hold onto Benintendi.
(c) There is no c.
(d) Trade Benintendi for a middle-tier SP and hold onto Schwarber and Reynolds.

Thanks!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

I agree…just not sure I want to cut Reynolds. If I can get a good return for Benintendi, I’d prolly opt for that. Thanks Grey!

Good Bob
Good Bob
2 years ago

12 team 6×6 OPS/QS
Trade Clevinger for Hoskins?

herschel
herschel
2 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. you back in on Framber? drop any of heaney, pineda or peacock for him?

hope youre enjoying your vacay wherever you are….

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

@Grey: oregon or maine?

herschel
herschel
Reply to  Grey
2 years ago

@Grey: re: Peacock, thought i read this morning he was making a rehab start and then returning to the rotation on Monday. am i missing some news?

herschel
herschel