Not Your Grandfather’s Top 100 Starting Pitchers…

Overreaction is part of human and donkey nature. Recency bias is unavoidable. But in a world where those who adapt not only survive, but thrive, could the risks of overreaction be outweighed by the rewards of adaptation? Good question. You have a lot of good questions.

I remember a few years back when Grandpa-Donk smuggled a three pound rib-eye steak out of the grocery store under his shirt, even though he had $200 burning a hole in his pocket. Did my family overreact and make gramps come live with us? Of course not; we all had a nice laugh over some grilled rib-eye and went on with our lives.

But when Gramps-Donk caused a 12 car pile up on Dixie Highway, without a license, in a car he “borrowed” from his neighbor, that’s when we knew it was time to make a move. So we did what any good family would do and threw the old goat into that nursing home from Happy Gilmore. Adapt and thrive.

I’ll now relate this insensitive and poorly thought out analogy to starting pitchers in fantasy baseball. After a month of overreacting to mostly meaningless spring pitching performances, we finally have a two-start regular season sample for many pitchers; the March days of experimenting with drugs and new pitches are over, these guys are now trying their best to get hitters out. Two-starts may seem like a small sample, but in an age when most starting pitchers will only reach 25-30 starts, two-starts is actually 6-8% of their season. It’s time to start reassessing.

Before getting into some of my early season risers and fallers, I do want to address the Bartolo Colon sized elephant in the room: The re-juiced baseballs. Small sample sizes and that’s what she said jokes aside, I fully believe we’re headed for record power numbers this season. What does this mean for us as fantasy baseballers? I think it means the elite top tier arms are even more valuable than they already were. With a surge in power we can expect increased pitching rates across the board, meaning a guy who gives you 200 IP of sub 3.00 ERA can really move the needle. Just some food for thought as we monitor the ever changing landscape.

Now let’s take a look at some pitchers who may need to adapt to poor genital blood flow…

Chris Sale(-4) The Red Sox claim they aren’t concerned about Sale’s decreased velocity. I have no idea what to think, but I’m concerned enough about a possible shoulder injury to move him down a bit. This could be a great buying opportunity, I just don’t want to risk it.

Ross Stripling(-9) Chicken Strip’s fastball is looking less like fresh KFC and more like the week old leftovers Grey tosses out into my pen. I don’t want to yell fire prematurely on a guy I liked a lot preseason, well, I guess I kind of want to.

Miles Mikolas –  (-10) The Lizard King has pitched about as well as I’d expect that gecko from the Geico commercials to pitch. I could qualify all of these with an “it’s early” tag, but Mikolas lacks strikeout upside in the first place so it’s hard to give him much of a leash if he’s going to be allowing more baserunners this year.

Jose Quintana(-15) I saw Quintana first hand up at Miller Park Friday night and it wasn’t pretty. At least the Cubs only gave up Eloy Jimenez for him.

Matt Strahm (-12) I pushed back the release of this post because I wanted to get another look at a few of these arms Sunday; Matt Strahm was the number one guy on that list. A huge part of the reason for my excitement about Strahm this preseason, other than his 18 egg per day diet, was the reports of his velocity increasing to 95-96 mph this spring. In his first start he topped out around 92 mph and was sitting 90-91 mph for most of the outing. It’s a couple innings into his second start right now and I’m seeing more of the same. I still think he can be a successful major league pitcher, but Strahm’s upside is limited a little if he’s only throwing 90-92 mph.

Then we have the pitchers who may need to contact their physicians due to erections lasting longer than one week…

Matt Boyd(NA) I should be fired for not including Matty B in my preseason top 100, which counter-intuitively included 155 pitchers. Fortunately for me, no other writers would accept the sugar beet and hay compensation package offered for this position. Boyd’s insane 40.7% K rate and 20.2% swinging strike rate aren’t sustainable, but there could still be K’s in bunches here. Make sure he’s owned in your league.

Trent Thornton (NA) We discussed Thornton in depth on our most recent podcast. There’s a wide range of outcomes here, but the stuff has been very impressive so far.

Joe Musgrove  (+9) We also discussed Musgrove in depth on our podcast back in early March. Thru his first nine innings, Musgrove boasts an incredible 73.3% first pitch strike rate and a sexy 15.3% swinging strike rate. What does it mean? The Itch speculates these rates could be leading indicators of a breakout, and I agree.

Freddy Peralta (+23) Freddy P was absolutely lights out in his second start of the season against the Reds last week. His eight shutout innings came on the wings of a nice increase in fastball velocity. Peralta averaged 90.8 mph on the fastball in 2018 and has averaged 92.5 mph thru two starts this year. I saw him hit 95 and 96 mph multiple times in the 7th and 8th inning in his start against the Reds. This is BIG. Just beware that Freddy is a two pitch pitcher and has thrown over 82% fastballs so far this year. It’s really tough to take the next step as a two pitch guy, especially with that kind of fastball usage.

Tyler Glasnow (+6) Glasnow is a 6’8′ horse who averages 96.6 mph on his fastball and, like Musgrove, he’s gotten ahead of hitters at an incredible rate with a 72.1% first pitch strike rate so far. Unfortunately, like Freddy P, he’s more or less a two pitch guy right now. But the stuff is so good for both Glasnow and Freddy, I just wanna dream.

Anyway, here’s my updated Top 100 Starting Pitchers for 2019 Fantasy Baseball:

Rank Name Previous Rank
1 Jacob deGrom 2
2 Max Scherzer 1
3 Justin Verlander 3
4 Blake Snell 5
5 Corey Kluber 6
6 Gerrit Cole 7
7 Trevor Bauer 8
8 Chris Sale 4
9 Carlos Carrasco 9
10 German Marquez 11
11 Walker Buehler 12
12 Aaron Nola 10
13 Patrick Corbin 13
14 Jack Flaherty 14
15 Noah Syndergaard 15
16 James Paxton 16
17 Mike Clevinger 22
18 Zack Greinke 17
19 Shane Bieber 19
20 Jameson Taillon 18
21 Madison Bumgarner 21
22 Stephen Strasburg 23
23 Tyler Glasnow 29
24 Zack Wheeler 20
25 Yusei Kikuchi 26
26 David Price 27
27 Jose Berrios 28
28 Luis Castillo 32
29 Charlie Morton 34
30 Chris Archer 31
31 Robbie Ray 30
32 Masahiro Tanaka 33
33 Joe Musgrove 42
34 Miles Mikolas 24
35 Kyle Hendricks 37
36 Hyun-Jin Ryu 41
37 Chris Paddack 40
38 Julio Urias 49
39 Joey Lucchesi 57
40 Yu Darvish 35
41 Freddy Peralta 64
42 Carlos Rodon 72
43 Collin McHugh 74
44 J.A. Happ 36
45 Kyle Freeland 45
46 Sean Newcomb 44
47 Domingo German 79
48 Steven Matz 81
49 Yonny Chirinos 86
50 Matthew Boyd NA
51 Nick Pivetta 46
52 Jon Gray 47
53 Michael Wacha 63
54 Jon Lester 48
55 Corbin Burnes 66
56 Brad Peacock 65
57 Trevor Williams 69
58 Brad Keller 87
59 Reynaldo Lopez 43
60 Ross Stripling 51
61 Eduardo Rodriguez 56
62 Nathan Eovaldi 58
63 Rick Porcello 60
64 Trevor Richards 82
65 Jake Arrieta 62
66 Kevin Gausman 70
67 Caleb Smith NA
68 Cole Hamels 73
69 Kenta Maeda 75
70 Sandy Alcantara NA
71 Brandon Woodruff 77
72 Zach Eflin 129
73 Matt Strahm 61
74 Jose Quintana 59
75 Marco Gonzales 76
76 Pablo Lopez NA
77 Wade Miley 83
78 Michael Pineda 115
79 Jonathan Loaisiga 109
80 Kyle Gibson 84
81 Jake Junis 90
82 Matt Shoemaker 130
83 Jhoulys Chacin 94
84 Anthony DeSclafani 110
85 Marcus Stroman 111
86 Julio Teheran 104
87 Aaron Sanchez 112
88 Trent Thornton NA
89 Merrill Kelly 121
90 Frankie Montas NA
91 Spencer Turnbull NA
92 Jordan Zimmerman NA
93 Tyler Skaggs 91
94 Vince Velasquez 102
95 Tyson Ross 131
96 Max Fried NA
97 Zach Davies 137
98 Wade LeBlanc 148
99 Marco Estrada NA
100 Brett Anderson NA
101 Mike Fiers 89
102 Ivan Nova 123
103 Jake Odorizzi 93
104 Zack Godley 80
105 Lucas Giolito 117
106 Tyler Mahle 138
107 Mike Minor 118
108 David Hess NA
109 Luke Weaver 106
110 Trevor Cahill 103
111 Felix Hernandez NA
112 Dakota Hudson 92
113 Jordan Lyles NA
114 Jeff Samardzija 101
115 Dylan Bundy 85
116 Tanner Roark 95
117 Nick Margevicius NA
118 Aaron Brooks NA
119 Kyle Wright NA
120 Daniel Norris NA
121 Eric Lauer NA
122 Tyler Anderson 97
123 Anibal Sanchez 99
124 Matt Harvey 100
125 Adam Wainwright 116
126 Dereck Rodriguez 105
127 Ryan Yarbrough 107
128 Derek Holland 113
129 Sonny Gray 114
130 Drew Pomeranz 119
131 Jeremy Hellickson NA
132 Jose Urena 139
133 Felix Pena NA
134 Shelby Miller NA
135 Jorge Lopez NA
136 Drew Smyly 145
137 Hector Velazquez NA
138 Thomas Pannone NA
139 Mike Leake 153
140 Jason Vargas NA
141 Ervin Santana 124
142 Lance Lynn 136
143 Chris Stratton NA
144 Chad Bettis NA
145 Alex Cobb 155
146 Andrew Cashner NA

Injured: Luis Severino, Clayton Kershaw, Mike Foltynewicz, Rich Hill, Jimmy Nelson, Andrew Heaney, Alex Wood, Carlos Martinez, Clay Buchholz, CC Sabathia, Danny Salazar, Taijuan Walker, Danny Duffy, Ryan Borucki, Edinson Volquez, Matt Moore

On the Farm: Forrest Whitley, Alex Reyes, Jesus Luzardo, Mike Soroka, Touki Toussaint, Brent Honeywell, Mitch Keller, Joe Ross, Daniel Mengden, AJ Puk, Luiz Gohara, Justus Sheffield, Gio Gonzalez, Jamie Barria

Unsigned: Dallas Keuchel

Out of the Pen: Josh James, Luis Cessa, Chase Anderson, Nick Kingham, Martin Perez, Framber Valdez, Nate Karns, Dan Straily

 

 

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All statistics courtesy of Fangraphs & Baseball Savant.

  1. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Yo DT!

    Would you be open to swapping Ray for Boyd in a shallow 10 team roto?

    Looking at Ray’s profile so far for this year I see almost nothing redeeming. What do you think?

    Thanks, dude!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d give Ray a little more time, his K upside is so high. Any other drop candidates?

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        Only other drop candidate would be Freddy, Blake Parker, or Yandy. My league only has one IL spot and I’ve got 3 can’t cut players sitting on the bench…

        • Donkey Teeth

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          I would ditch Blake Parker for him, but I get it if you need the saves.

    • LenFuego says:
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      Let’s see. First of all, Ray is 8 months *younger* than Boyd.

      Career stats:
      Ray: 4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 10.8 K/9.
      Boyd: 5.02 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 8.0 K/9

      In Ray’s last two full seasons, he had 218 Ks, and combined for 23 wins. Boyd *lifetime* has never had more than 159 Ks in a season,, and has a *lifetime* total of 22 wins. We know Ray is capable of having a 15 win season with a sub-3.00 ERA, because he has done it. Boyd has never had a major league season with an ERA below 4.39, and has never posted double digit wins.

      So I would be really really reluctant to conclude, based on a few starts each this season, that something in Ray’s profile places him behind Boyd in expected value this season and going forward.

      • Donkey Teeth

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        I’m with you Len. If Ray could just cut those walks down a little…

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        I am mostly concerned with the 8.71 bb/9 in combination with his low, .182 BABIP. I know that the K’s will be there, but he is walking loads of batters more than his already high numbers of walks in addition to being relatively “lucky.”

        Whereas Boyd, who almost certainly will not be able to sustain his K’s to the same extent, has been rather unlucky to the tune of a .476 BABIP.

        Sure, Ray’s walk numbers should cut down some, but his luck will also level out I would think. Isn’t it somewhat troubling that he has been walking guys & getting lucky and still has managed to be quite bad?

        I suppose dropping him for Boyd is likely an overreaction, but I stand by my concern for his profile going forward.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          I don’t think your concerns are completely unfounded but I also wouldn’t put much weight into those BABIP numbers right now…only 21 guys have put the ball in play against Boyd and only 28 guys have put the ball in play against Ray so far…

        • Lenfuego says:
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          Ray has given up 5 hits in 10.1 innings. If Ray’s BABIP was closer to his .290 mark over the past three years, he would have given up 3 more non-HR hits. So a total of 8 hits in those 10.1 innings. That does not spell concern for me.

          The walks? Yeah, that is concerning. But he has always had a wild side – I do not see this being anything different than what we have seen, just on a bad short sample size. If this is still an issue, say, 3 starts from now, then yeah, it might be panic time on Ray.

          • Donkey Teeth

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            Agreed, Len.

  2. Dude at Dudes says:
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    My Jeff mcNeil & Ronald Guzman for his Glasnow?

    6×6 OBP & SLG K/9

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yep I’d that

  3. toolshed says:
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    Do you think happ rebounds or is he going to continue to disappoint? I wasn’t t expecting an ace but man, the 2 starts vs the Orioles didn’t look good. I know its early but he has me concerned. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I think he’ll rebound but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t concerned also.

  4. schreckingball says:
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    What is the reasoning behind moving Kluber up in the rankings? Ks down, walks up, GB% down, velo down a tick, showed signs of decline in the 2H last year and isnt getting younger. Feels like he should be outside the top 10 at least.

    • bigbear says:
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      He’s not really moving Kluber. Just Sale slid down a few spots comparatively. You may have a case, but it’s still early.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I didn’t really move him up, him going up was only a product of Sale moving down. Kluber’s a non-mover for me thru two starts, but your concern is fair. He’s the kind of guy I’ll give the benefit of a doubt over a two start sample considering his 5 straight 200 IP seasons with 220+ Ks.

      Which signs of decline did you see in the 2nd half? His walk rate was up from the first half, but so was the K rate and his FIP was actually down.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      For what its worth, I’m watching the Indians broadcast right now and they mentioned that the Indians pitching coach picked up a mechanical issue with Kluber in the last start and it’s supposedly resolved now.

      I will say he doesn’t look super sharp in this start but he doesn’t look bad either. I think he’s buy if you can get him at SP2 price…

  5. chris says:
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    Hey!

    thansk for the ranking as usual.

    for a h2h league, saves and no holds, would you consider dropping Raisel Iglesias and adding Jose Alvarado?

    thanks!

    • Keeks says:
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      Idk who else is on your team but I would def find room for Alvarado

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      No problem.

      I’d probably hold a little longer, but Iglesias’s usage has been frustrating for sure. No room for both?

  6. Keeks says:
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    My current staff is Marquez, Flaherty, Bieber, Lucchesi, Ryu, Musgrove, Paddack, Glasnow and Freddy P.

    I am obviously really happy with this staff but my league uses QS instead of wins. Do you see any of these guys consistently getting thru 6+ innings?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      It’s not the best QS group but not bad either. I think Marquez, Flaherty, Bieber, Musgrove, Glasnow and Ryu all have a good shot at 6 innings every time out.

  7. bigbear says:
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    What do you see as the difference between Musgrove and Shoemaker? They are pretty similar. Never mind… groundball rates favor Musgrove…

    For this week:
    Musgrove @ Cubs
    Shoemaker @ Red Sox

    • Keeks says:
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      Grey said he’s sitting Shoemaker, don’t wanna be the unlucky guy that the Sox finally wake up against.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Yea I’m with Keeks, I’d go with Musgrove @ Cubs.

      Shoemaker has only faced Detroit and Baltimore so far. He’s also an injury waiting to happen…

  8. Jj says:
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    So we’re the Straham velocities from ST false or is something up with him

    • Keeks says:
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      Velocity=Down
      Something=Up

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I have the same question. They could have just been bad readings, but he was also looking pretty dominant in the spring. And he averaged 94 mph last year on the fastball, granted it was out of the pen.

      A lot of variables here, but I wouldn’t be surprised by a trip to the IL.

  9. CB says:
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    Is the #56 ranking of Peacock considering today’s news that he’s been banished to the Astros’ bullpen for the next two weeks in favor of a four man rotation?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Nope. I actually wonder if he ever get’s back into the rotation. It might be Whitley and/or Josh James time by then…

  10. Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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    i’d yet to see anything that 2018 wasn’t as juiced as it’s clearly been since what, just after all star break 2016 right. go ask lindor/bregman and many others who’s HR’s went up (LARGE amounts in the case of some) since any of their minor league numbers.

      • Super Terrific Carpal Tunnel Virusy Box vs Mail Robot (who wins) says:
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        ah laces he thinks. it was 2015 post all star break not 2016, i wasn’t sure which. pitchers DID mention the change around this time as well causing easier blisters. at least 4 pitchers i read about at one point at least each said something in the balls was doing it (they didn’t say laces, but they clearly knew the ball was different somehow).

        -the K’s have all been going up for years also since umpires have increased the strike zone gradually in the lower part of the zone for at least the last 10 or so years. this was shown by data in last year and i believe 2 years ago as well’sin the yearly baseball forecaster (that book also prints the likely formula used by rudy for his own war room showing the probabilities on whether a player will be around at pick X based in that player’s ADP’s). clearly the players themselves have helped up the K’s, but it’s not the only reason. just one example using my own eyes: a few years ago when britton had his crazy stats, if you watched him a LOT of the time he was getting strikes called on what were very clearly balls. add to that that with his pitching style when you made contact with it it generally was garbage groundballs, this easily explained his out of nowhere season(s). so you could be up there and just not swing at super low stuff, but then it would get called a strike. this also helps explain the launch angling, if low crap are being called strikes you HAVE to do something with them. not swinging won’t help unless we get some objective umps that follow the actual strikezone rules (i’m hearing they FINALLY are busting the inertia and are trying to use computers/lazers etc to do this or will soon in the low minors. if they DO do this it’ll bring the most inertia-knuckledragged sport in the world into the light). the umps union + inertia has been the biggest “let’s stay in the cave guys” force in sports.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Main point being, there’s gonna be lots of homers this year!

  11. Andrew Mellars says:
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    Just saw Peacock will be working out of the pen. In a H2H category league would you add Matz, Mikolas, Happ, Pivetta, Josh James or Whitley or perhaps McHugh?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go Mikolas unless you need some K upside, then I’d go McHugh.

  12. holyscheisse says:
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    Is Peacock droppable while in the bullpen for the next two weeks?

    • holyscheisse says:
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      Disregard. Just read your previous comment.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I still think he’s ownable in deeper leagues, say 15 team and deeper. Always depends what your other options are though…

  13. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Hello, Donkey Teeth, you have Bumgarner too high, I will talk to you later

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Get outta here Trollbright

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, hey!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Will Bum no-hit the Padres tonight?

          • Donkey Teeth

            Donkey Teeth says:
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            Can’t blame him for giving up a dong to Tatis

  14. KrazyIvan says:
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    Ryu got pulled with some ailment. Do you see Urias as a guy to target? Between Kershaw, Hill, Ryu there are a lot of games that get missed. That and he could straight out pitch Stripling. I know they say innings restriction but come on-

    They other guy in looking to buy low is E Rod.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yes, I’m buying Urias. I’m sure he’ll have a couple phantom IL stints himself but he’s really good an the opportunity is there.

      I’ve never really been an Edrod guy, Grey likes him though…

  15. Donkey Teeth

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    Yes, I’m buying Urias. I’m sure he’ll have a couple phantom IL stints himself but he’s really good an the opportunity is there.

    I’ve never really been an Edrod guy, Grey likes him though…

  16. TEC says:
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    I know this is a pitching string, but I’m trying to decide which C to drop to pick up Urias. Keep A. Barnes or keep Austudillo? Coin flip?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d keep Astudillo

  17. DT – 50 shades to Grey. Nice

    Injuries pending to my SP staff Ryu, Lester, ? — 5x5standard roto mixed

    Please rank available top 3 SP ROS–

    Musgrove, Glasnow, Matz, Eflin, Shoe , German, Shoe, Fried, Gausman

    Thanks,

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Eeesh, rough day.

      Glasnow, Musgrove, and then Matz is probably a little safer than German if you’re looking ROS…

      • Gigorilla says:
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        Thanks DT.

        I like Grey’s input (not Deshields anymore), but like rock better.

        I’m into Linkin P, and T.F.K., he’s inta gangsta and street rap. Oui.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem!

  18. Perfect Game says:
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    In a standard roto league using QS.

    Do I drop K. Freeland for any of these that can put up decent counting stats and ratios:

    Musgrove
    Peralta
    Boyd
    Marco Gonzalez
    Efflin
    Caleb Smith
    Matz

    Or hold

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d want Musgrove

      • Perfect Game says:
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        I agree. I thought Freeland could outperform his peripherals as he has throughout his career, including in the minors. But, the BB/9 facing his last two opponents is what makes me want to drop him. His first start was against the Marlins and was okay. I picked up Musgrove.

        • Perfect Game says:
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          The 20+ QS Freeland had last year is really why I picked him up. He was an innings eater. Last year Musgrove had a problem getting past the 5th. Hopefully, he’s turned a corner.

          • Donkey Teeth

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            Yep I think he has turned a corner. Good luck!

  19. surferdude says:
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    Hi D.K. – 10 team h2h pts for ROS: Who’s the drop for both of my teams?
    tm 1
    Boyd
    Lucchesi
    Paddack
    Glasnow
    Musgrove
    tm2
    Boyd
    Lucchesi
    Castillo
    Big THANKS!

    • surferdude says:
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      * Sorry, I meant D.T. – think I went to Donkey Kong on that one ; )

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ha no problem!

      I hate dropping any of these guys but if you have to then it’s Boyd for me on both. If you wanna keep a Boyd share you could ditch Lucchesi on one of them instead.

  20. dontbichetteme says:
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    Would you drop German, A.Miller or Peacock to activate Swarzak? Could also any combo of the 3 to grab Strahm, Rodon, or D.Castillo as a handcuff to my Alvarado

    • dontbichetteme says:
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      Sorry could also DROP any combo….

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Id dump miller and peacock, grab rodon

  21. Chucky says:
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    Worth using the #3 WW pick to grab ERod, at the cost of either FPeralta, Pom or Keller. H2H 10 keep no contracts. 12 teamer

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Unless you guys have super deep benches in that league, I think I’d save the waiver priority and swap Pom for him if he clears.

      • Chucky says:
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        Gotcha. Finally picked up Pom. He was my super deep sleeper SP. Went undrafted in my 3 leagues. Like the park, NL W. Remember him being one of the rare exceptions of an NL pitcher going AL and doing well. Maybe there’s something there. Lefties develop late. You told me all I need to know about blowing my #3 on Erod. All things being equal, I go NL>AL SP. Thought you might have said Keller but I love his division as a streamer.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          I’m not crazy about Pom in 12 teamers, but streamonator does like him this week. You could be right…

  22. Chucky says:
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    I just got this offer, Kluber for my Sale. Keep forever, no contracts

    • Donkey Teeth

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      That’s a tough one to pull the trigger on with Kluber being 3 years older than Sale. I do think Kluber will outperform Sale this season but I also wouldn’t bet a ton on it.

      Maybe see if you can get another solid piece thrown in or get a decent upgrade at another position tacked on?

  23. Vacation says:
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    Max Fried still too low.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Agreed. Domination in Coors goes a long way in my book.

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