Nothing is a better, giant surprise than a Rubby in the morning!

Rubby De La Rosa has always been a guy with a power fastball and plus slider, but it’s never been enough.  Ks haven’t been there, he couldn’t get lefties out, and he’s looked more and more like Nathan Eovaldi rather than “the next big thing”.  But after yesterday’s outing, Rubby has somehow limited lefties to a .162 average and only allowed 1 homer in 87 LH batters faced.  Compare that to last year, when lefties murdered him for .315 and 20 homers in 410 batters faced.

After a pretty brutal start – including 3 relief appearances due to the D’backs bullpen being overtaxed – I really didn’t think too much about Rubby and his upside.  Kinda thought “he is who we thought he is!”  Wait, that’s a different Arizona sports team…  His last 5 starts have been really good with solid Ks, but I thought for sure the Giants with their bevy of lefties would crash the party.  Alas, we got a Giant surprise!  Here’s how Rubby looked yesterday afternoon in Zona against those Gigantes:

First Inning: Rubby’s first pitch is a 93 MPH sinking fastball in there to Denard Span.  Fastball a little in, then 95 MPH a little on the hands is dribbled to second for an easy first out.  Fastball a little outside to Joe Panik, then heater again on the outside edge is popped up to third for another easy out.  Hunter Pence takes a fastball in there, then Rubby’s first slider is a nasty 84 MPH bender that gets Pence waving, 0-2.

De-La-Rosa-Slider-1And ya know, why not?!  How about the confidence to throw it again and trust Pence can’t make the adjustment.

De-La-Rosa-Slider-2And it’s Rubby’s first K wrapping up a solid, concise first inning.

Second Inning: First pitch of the second is a 93 MPH fastball in and on the hands of Brandon Belt who flares it to right for a one-pitch out.  I got a little nervous with that pitch and swing there, almost got it right in Belt’s wheelhouse.  Fastball in there to Brandon Crawford, 94 MPH is a smidge high, then Rubby’s first change-up – the main pitch I wanted to see – gets a whiff from Crawford breaking off the outside edge, 1-2.

De-La-Rosa-ChangeupThen Rubby goes fastball and it’s pulled on a line towards right, but Paul Goldschmidt leaps and makes the catch for the second out.  Very, very loud out though.  Fastball outside to Angel Pagan, fastball again a tad inside, then the 2-0 is a fastball on the outside black rolled to Au Shizz for a much easier third out.

Third Inning: Still a 0-0 game and Rubby is in there with that fastball to Conor Gillaspie 0-1, then that change-up gets another whiff – 2 for 2 for whiffs with the change to lefties – now 0-2, then big slider that almost looked more like a curveball is dribbled foul, slider low, change-up breaks low, fastball at 96 on the outside edge is slashed foul, slider pulled foul, and this is turning into a lengthy AB.  Change-up drops low, then slider breaking off the outside edge is swung through and missed for Rubby’s 3rd K.  But the first pitch to Trevor Brown is a 94 MPH fastball a little up-and-in, but Brown absolutely yanks the poop out of it for a home run.  Pitch tracker had it in the top corner of the zone, but Brown must like it there.  But Rubby dials it back in with a fastball in there to Matt Cain, then fastball again gets an infield pop out for the second out.  First pitch change-up skips in the dirt to Span as we go back to the top, then fastball on the outer edge is grounded routinely to second for the third out.

Fourth Inning: First pitch big slider bends in there for strike one to Panik, fastball on the outside edge is flared foul, then 96 absolutely paints the low outside corner for a 3-pitch K to open the 4th.

De-La-Rosa-FastballSlider bends low to Pence, slider again buckles his knees but doesn’t get the call at the top of the zone, and wow, Rubby goes slider AGAIN and gets a whiff, 2-1.  Pence getting nothing but sliders – and would you believe it – slider again, whiff again!  And hell, why not, slider again and Pence has to reach out and poke it short for an easy second out.  Fastball low to Belt, change-up stays low, fastball fouled off, either a hanging slider or change-up on the outside edge is fouled back, slider in the dirt, nice slider on the hands ripped foul, then 3-2 fastball at 97 (!!!) barely misses low and inside for Rubby’s first walk.  Fastball at 96 fouled off by Crawford, then 87 MPH change-up again gets a whiff from a lefty – love it – 0-2.  96 is outside, change-up drops low, slider fouled back, then change-up again at 87 just dies into the dirt, it gets Crawford swinging over it, and Rubby is out of the inning with his 4th K.

Fifth Inning: Nice two-seamer running back onto the inside edge gets strike one on Pagan, two-seamer again runs away off the outside edge and gets a whiff, 0-2.  Nasty.  Then 95 MPH two-seamer looked like a carbon copy of the first pitch but doesn’t get the call, 1-2.  Two-seamer again is called inside, then fastball again inside is flared to second for an easy pop out, one down.  Slider drops into the zone on Gillaspie 0-1, fastball fouled back, change drops low, then that two-seamer yet again runs back onto that inside corner for a backwards K and Rubby’s 5th.  Fastball stays outside to Brown, slider outside, then fastball sails up and in again – right near where Brown hit the homer the first time – and Brown crushes it to left but it’s well foul.  Rubby needs to keep it away from there!  Fastball again up is way in 3-1, then slider drops into the zone, 3-2.  Wow, 3-1 slider.  Interesting.  Then slider again drops right into the zone for another backwards K as it nips the bottom of the zone breaking in there for Rubby’s 6th K.

Sixth Inning: First pitch of the 6th is a fastball that Matt Cain puts a good swing on, but it’s a pretty routine flyout to left, one down.  Span looks at a fastball zip by that looked outside but is called a strike 0-1, fastball definitely outside this time, fastball again low, change-up gets yet another whiff 2-2, fastball painting the outside edge gets an emergency swing foul, then fastball on the hands is grounded to second, two down.  Fastball just outside to Panik, change-up drops low, slider bends low, quickly 3-0.  And Rubby loses him on 4 pitches with a fastball high.  Besides the Brown HR, this is the first crack we’ve seen from Rubby this game.  But up is Pence who Rubby has owned with sliders, and this is getting crazy, another slider and another whiff.  I mean, this is dumb.  Slider again, whiff again.  Slider this time is too low 1-2, then Rubby slings a fastball in that absolutely ties Pence up for his 7th K.  Great time to finally get Pence something different.

Seventh Inning:  Still a 1-1 game and Rubby drops a change-up low to Belt, then fastball on the outer edge gets a great swing from Belt, but it’s caught on a line on the warning track for the first out.  Belt’s had a few decent looking swings.  Fastball outside to Crawford, change-up gets another whiff from Crawford – he’s swung through that pitch a bunch now – 1-1, and then whiff again on the change!  1-2 now, and change is tipped back foul, 95 MPH fastball spiked in the dirt, change-up flutters low with Crawford checking his swing, then 2-2 change-up again is dribbled down the first base line, Goldschmidt gets it cleanly with Rubby covering for the second out.  Change-up is low to Pagan, fastball low, fastball again misses, another 3-0 count.  And fastball all the way down to 92 MPH misses outside for a 4-pitch walk – second 4-pitch walk of the game.  Hmmm, then out comes the trainer?!  Oh no, what in the hell is this?!  Maybe they saw that velo drop down?!  But Rubby stays in, and a 91 (!!) MPH fastball is way outside to Gillaspie, 92 MPH fastball at the knees fouled off, 92 MPH fastball way outside, slider shatters Gillaspie’s bat as it dribbles foul, slider is way inside and in the dirt and it’s a wild pitch which moves Pagan to second, 3-2.  Hanging, rolling slider is lined foul, then change-up drops in the dirt, and Rubby will leave after walking his last two batters.  The D’backs would end up dropping the game, but fortunately not until the later innings.  Great outing from Rubby.

Final Line:  ND  6.2 IP  101 Pitches (59 Strikes)  1 ER  1 Hits  4 Walks  7 K  Gamescore: 71 Gamescore+: 72.0

Final Analysis: “One hit?!  That’s all we managed, is one goddamn hit?!”  “You can’t say goddamn on the radio!”  “Eh, no one is listening anyway!”

Pretty incredible start, with Rubby getting 16 swings-and-misses from a usually disciplined Giants line-up.  Especially with their supply of lefties, which has always been Rubby’s Achilles heel.  With the nice Ks and most outs pretty weakly hit, easy outs, his Gamescore+ indeed came out higher than his Gamescore.

Rubby’s always had monster stuff, and it starts with a power fastball.  The four-seamer topped out at 97 – usually in the 94-95 range – and the two-seamer had some great run when he went to it, another weapon against lefties – a pitch that breaks off the outside edge of the plate.  His main off-speed is the slider, and just look at those GIFs to Pence and read through his AB again.  Pretty sure I count 11 straight sliders he threw to Pence, and he didn’t have a chance.  Love the confidence there.  Then to his change-up, which was much, MUCH better than what I remembered from the last time watching De La Rosa pitch.  It got 7 whiffs this game, at least 3-4 from Brandon Crawford, and was able to keep the lefties at bay.

But to the elephant in the room – you never like to see a trainer coming out towards the end of a start with the velocity dropping and walking your final two batters.  To quote a vastly underrated movie – Enemy of the State – “It could be nothing…”  “It could be everything!”  Apparently he was bothered by some groin soreness (as was I, watching his sexy pitches!) and he had a start pushed back earlier due to sore triceps.  Neither are reportedly big deals, however, it does impact how high I could move him in the re-ranks.

While I mentioned in the open Rubby’s strides against lefties – and we saw it again here – he’s got a dominant 28:4 K:BB v. righties and a little bit of a scary 17:11 K:BB against lefties in nearly the same number of ABs.  His BABIP overall is .230 and LD% is a pretty lucky 15.5% thus far.  Sure, a good pitcher should be limiting line drives by giving up weaker contact, but that’s a low number I would expect to go up a tad.  And while his change-up is looking good, with a pitch value at a career best, he’s throwing it way less than previous seasons and throwing more fastballs and sliders.  Maybe utilizing the change a little less is making it harder for hitters to pick up?  I’m not sure…  And the broadcast did mention he’s trying to embrace a high-leverage reliever mentality more and more, i.e. attacking hitters with his power stuff.  If I’m outro-ing this final analysis a little wordy, it’s because I’m not 100% sure what to make of it all!  I’m cautiously moving him up, but I do think there’s regression coming and I’m worried about the injuries.

Razzball Baseball

Updated Top 100 SP

(rankings for ROS based on 12-team Roto, green for risers, red for fallers)

RANK SP, TEAM
1 Clayton Kershaw, LAD
2 Jake Arrieta, CHC
3 Chris Sale, CWS
4 Max Scherzer, WAS
5 Noah Syndergaard, NYM
6 Stephen Strasburg, WAS
7 Jose Fernandez, MIA
8 Madison Bumgarner, SF
9 Corey Kluber, CLE
10 Gerrit Cole, PIT
11 David Price, BOS
12 Jon Lester, CHC
13 Jacob deGrom, NYM
14 Chris Archer, TB
15 Danny Salazar, CLE
16 Johnny Cueto, SF
17 Taijuan Walker, SEA
18 Drew Smyly, TB
19 Carlos Martinez, STL
20 Yu Darvish, TEX
21 Felix Hernandez, SEA
22 Jeff Samardzija, SF
23 Carlos Carrasco, CLE
24 Joe Ross, WAS
25 Masahiro Tanaka, NYY
26 Carlos Rodon, CWS
27 Cole Hamels, TEX
28 Aaron Nola, PHI
29 Jose Quintana, CWS
30 Zack Greinke, ARI
31 Matt Harvey, NYM
32 Vincent Velasquez, PHI
33 Dallas Keuchel, HOU
34 Jason Hammel, CHC
35 Ian Kennedy, KC
36 Steven Matz, NYM
37 Sonny Gray, OAK
38 Marcus Stroman, TOR
39 Michael Wacha, STL
40 Francisco Liriano, PIT
41 Jordan Zimmermann, DET
42 Kenta Maeda, LAD
43 Justin Verlander, DET
44 Drew Pomeranz, SD
45 Rich Hill, OAK
46 Jaime Garcia, STL
47 Patrick Corbin, ARI
48 Wei-Yin Chen, MIA
49 Jimmy Nelson, MIL
50 Kevin Gausman, BAL
51 Hisashi Iwakuma, SEA
52 Gio Gonzalez, WAS
53 John Lackey, STL
54 Aaron Sanchez, TOR
55 Kyle Hendricks, CHC
56 Lance McCullers, HOU
57 Adam Conley, MIA
58 Tyler Glasnow, PIT
59 J.A. Happ, TOR
60 Matt Moore, TB
61 Chris Tillman, BAL
62 Juan Nicasio, PIT
63 Jake Odorizzi, TB
64 Nate Karns, SEA
65 Rick Porcello, BOS
66 Julio Teheran, ATL
67 Tyler Duffey, MIN
68 Yordano Ventura, KC
69 Jerad Eickhoff, PHI
70 Rubby De La Rosa, ARI
71 Tanner Roark, WAS
72 Jose Berrios, MIN
73 Michael Pineda, NYY
74 James Shields, SD
75 Adam Wainwright, STL
76 Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS
77 Mike Fiers, HOU
78 Marco Estrada, TOR
79 Raisel Iglesias, CIN
80 Junior Guerra, MIL
81 Robbie Ray, ARI
82 Collin McHugh, HOU
83 Edinson Volquez, KC
84 Tyson Ross, SD
85 Scott Kazmir, LAD
86 Anthony DeSclafani, CIN
87 Blake Snell, TB
88 Shelby Miller, ARI
89 Nathan Eovaldi, NYY
90 Hector Santiago, LAA
91 Andrew Cashner, SD
92 Mike Leake, STL
93 Derek Holland, TEX
94 Jon Niese, PIT
95 Sean Manaea, OAK
96 Josh Tomlin, CLE
97 Steven Wright, BOS
98 Lucas Giolito, WAS
99 Matt Andriese, TB
100 Jon Gray, COL

Dropped Out: Luis Severino, NYY (DL – triceps strain, and was has been falling for a while now), Mat Latos, CHW (I never got him past mid-90s, but I shouldn’t have ranked him either way haha…)

  • At some point, I just have to cash out my Matt Harvey shares at a loss…  Well, actually, the only league I had him was a keeper and I traded him in the off-season.  Woo!
  • Gerrit Cole is a tool.
  • Another faller – now that we have a usable-ish sample – is Zach Greinke.  I expect him to get better, but man did everyone’s fears of regression hit hard, and then some!
  • Spoiler alert!  Even though we don’t record the Razzball Podcast for another few hours, here’s how the first 10 minutes will go – Grey: “How about that Joe Ross, hahahahahahahahahaahaha [cackle cackle] You’re so dumb!”  Meh, got BABIPed in that Tigers game and an error helped rough him up yesterday against the Marlins, he’ll be better.
  • Man, with a few of those vets I had at 15-25ish last week moving way down, it was really rough putting together that range of guys.  Johnny Cueto I was certainly wrong on, but I got a lot of flack for the Jeff Samardzija rank and he’s worked out solidly.
  • Lord help me, I’m still holding out for Carlos Rodon.  .336 BABIP, HR rate is high, and his Ks are up with BB down from last year.
  • In the preseason, I said and I quote “I have the heebie jeebies about Steven Matz“.  Tough to rank him any lower, but the heebies are super jeebious with his elbow and forearm getting re-evaluated today.
  • Three lefties get big moves up with Drew Pomeranz, Rich Hill, and Jaime Garcia in the green this week.  I still have some concerns with all of them, but they’re all must-plays for the time being.
  • Julio Teheran has been surprisingly good for a little while now.  I don’t know how much I really believe it, but he’s not too old and may be finding something again…
  • Love me some Junior Guerra!
  • I would probably be head over heels for Jon Gray with that stuff of his, but Coors man…  Coors…  Still, he cracks in my ranks as the first Rockie this year.

 

Has Rubby been a giant surprise for you as well?  And what do you make of this week’s ranks?  As always, shoot your thoughts below, and may your UCLs forever stay intact!

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stan
stan
6 years ago

I can get a struggling CarMar and Karns for my struggling Harvey and Hahn in a points league. Should I hold my Harvey or make the move and hope CarMar gets it back and Karns is for real?

Stan
Stan
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: @JB Gilpin:
What’s ailing carmar ? Velocity seems great but swstr% is way down.

We're Out Of Room
We're Out Of Room
6 years ago

Out of room yet again…well Duffey sucked lol. I dumped him and I’m Streaming Fiers today, but dont view him as a keeper either. Have a few options for Fiers spot after todays start, tell me which ones you like if any: stash AJ Reed, add a DL guy like SS Peralta or Descalfini and eat the spot until they get activated(I think Peralta is pretty close), add Lawrie or Fielder(who were both dropped recently), a back up to Miggy at 1st like Zimmerman or Bour, a Steals guy like Maybin, or a hot bat like 1b/OF Pearce? A lot of meh but that’s what’s out there right now.

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6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Yeah Pearce is still 4 games away from ESPNs ridiculous 10 game rule. But I do lack a back up at 1st to Miggy so he would still have value for me. I want to like Prince but he’s been bad, and I have a plethora of underachieving power players as is. Prince hasnt been this bad since his spinal fusion, wonder if he’s hurt? I forgot your boy Guerra is out there but is he worth owning or just a streamer? Also has DeSclafani gets closer, is he someone you think will be ownable? Same question on Erod who Im still holding on my DL.

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6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Yeah dropped Fiers and added Maybin, who’s been pretty hot, and outside f Burns I have little speed. But if Miggy misses any time with the knee contusion I’ll probably have to drop Maybin and add either Pearce or Bour, because I dont have a back up at 1st, guessing you like Pearce better?

Eric
Eric
6 years ago

Props on the Junior Guerra ranking!

We're Out Of Room
We're Out Of Room
6 years ago

So waiting to hear on Pomeranz for Dyson…and saw that KDavis is hitting more HRs, hes scorching hot, but Valencia is 3/4 couple of runs and RBIs…still feeling Valencia for my roster? Even if Pom falls through I can still drop Tolleson for one of those bats.

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6 years ago

@We’re Out Of Room: Well he sent me the offer of Pom for Dyson…still like that deal for me? Now to decide who to add for Tolleson…Davis or Valencia?

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6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: That’s a lot of juice Pom Wonderful and fresh squeezed Valencia, tasty way to start the day lol…appreciate the advice JB!

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6 years ago

@We’re Out Of Room: Well eff me for being patient lol, both K Davis and Valencia were scooped up earlier this morning. So while I accepted the Pom for Dyson trade Ive got to figure out who to drop Tolleson for. Think Duffey is at least worth a stream and see? Would still leave me the one bench bat, so I guess I wouldnt have to worry about leaving too many stats on the bench iof I load up on arms.Bat wise the only intriguing names would be stash AJ Reed, Bour, Lamb, Zimmerman, Inciarte, pretty meh huh?

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6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Thanks buddy, we’re almost out of room for a 3rd time in this thread lol.

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6 years ago

@We’re Out Of Room: And I dumped Tolleson for Duffey, we’ll see how his start goes and I’ll check back in with ya afterwards to get a recommendation moving forward. But I did add Pom so maybe my pitching will help carry me. Roster now looks like this:

ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS daily moves and 4 keepers per season

C Molina
1B Cabrera
2B Daniel Murphy
3B Seager
SS A. Russell
OF Stanton
OF Springer
OF Polanco
UTIL OF Burns
UTIL OF/DH Sano
Bench 2B/SS Castro
DL Pollock

SP Salazar
SP Corbin
RP Kimbrel
RP Melancon
P T. Walker
P Odorizzi
P C.Rodon
P Chen
Bench SP Pomeranz
Bench SP Kennedy
Bench RP McGee
Bench SP Duffey
DL SP E-Rod

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6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Ha, well I’m consistent, if nothing else. I kinda have high hopes for Duffey, today against Toronto should be telling. I do think Pomwonderful helps my staff and as long as McGee doesn’t implode I should still be ok in saves. My O is still underperforming, Stanton, Sano and others havent yet lived up to the hype and losing Pollock early hurt too. Plenty of time to identify some help there though, gonna watch the call ups and drops as guys get healthy on other teams.

Jedimasters
Jedimasters
6 years ago

JB SON really likes McCullers’ next two starts vs Tex and Balt. These are two good offenses. What say you? Remember, I’m in that Pitchers Rule league where you get 50 points per win. What’s your outlook on McCullers this year?

We're Out Of Room
We're Out Of Room
6 years ago

Well we ran out of room the 1st day but I’m back. What are your thoughts on Duffey? He’s available in my league but with my log jam at closer with the cuff of Dyson I dont have an empty spot right now. The only way I can even begin to clear a spot would be to get the owner in need of saves to accept a combo of Dyson and Tolleson for one guy. Not saying I could pull it off, but what kinda of return should I be aiming for, Parra, Herrera, Pomeranz, Gio Gonzales? Any of those guys worth moving the Texas combo and freeing up a roster spot for?With the free spot Duffey could be added to help out my roster. And other bats like Choo, Gattis, etc are also available.

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6 years ago

@We’re Out Of Room: Follow up after Tolleson has another meltdown….can they just name Dyson the closer so I can free up his spot already? Choo got scooped but the ever streaky Kris Davis is on the wire, along with Gattis, and the aforementioned Duffey. Still without the trade scenario I mentioned above, I dont really have a drop, unless Im going to cut bait on Tolleson, but I dont know how wise that is, despite his obvious struggles.

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6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Doubt he’ll do Parra or Herrera, so if I could(by some miracle) get the owner to trade Gio or Pomeranz for the Texas two step that is Tolleson/Dyson, you think that would be a decent trade? Any preference as to which arm, is one more rosterable ROS iyo than the other? I know that Pomeranz is ranked higher, but you also stated you didnt quite believe in him just yet either. If he wont trade Im gonna just have to ride it out until Bannister makes up his damn mind lol.

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6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Ughh I was so close, he said he would do Pom for Dyson/Tolleson but he doesnt have a free roster spot due to injuries to AGon, Duda and Frazier being DTD. He doesnt really have any throw away players to make it a 2-2 without me winning the deal hands down…sooo close lol.

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6 years ago

@We’re Out Of Room: According to rotoworld Tolleson is being removed as the closer. So new question is do I trade Dyson for Pomeranz, or hold my 4 closers and drop Tolleson? Wire adds are K.Davis, Gattis, Suarez, Pillar, Valencia, or I could bolster my staff a bit with Duffey.

Grey
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6 years ago

Drop Tolleson, Valencia

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6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: lmao…you guys trip me out, love the podcasts, appreciate the advice from both of you.

Robert
Robert
6 years ago

What do you like about junior? 80 is pretty high

henncoop
henncoop
6 years ago

Hey JB,
Just want to pick your brain to get your expert pitching advise. I am in a deep roster 5X5 roto dynasty league. I currently have A Blair who came off my NA list & he has been underwhelming at best. I also have De Sclafani on the DL & may be available soon.
My options on the wire would be Andriese, Guerra (not too likely given his age), & De la Rosa.

BTW the rest of my staff would be: Thor, Cole, Archer, Shark, Smyly, Pineda, Kennedy, & Giolito & Appel in the NA slots.
RP are Allen, Rodney, Jeffress, C Smith, & Hererra (so either of the last 2 could be dropped as well)
This article has me thinking De la Rosa might be worth grabbing for Blair. Few Years older then Blair but he looks to be figuring things out.

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  henncoop
6 years ago

@henncoop: Also Tyler Duffey & H Santiago are out there as well but keeping in mind this is a dynasty league with 30 player rosters & 5 NA slots as well. Thanks

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Thanks ..done & done

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Just traded Adam Jones for Greinke… This league is a bit of a joke, 8 team head to head, so everybody is stacked. My outfield is still stacked after losing Jones.

How’d I do? Is Greinke really going to be thaaat bad?

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
6 years ago

JB –

Whats good bro? Excellent write up as usual. I’m in a 10 team roto league with a small bench and no DL spots. My offense is quite good, but my pitchers have been trash due to some RP blow ups and inconsistent 3-6 SPs. What do you make of Maeda going forward as a #3-boarderline #2 fantasy starter? He was just cut in this league (not sure why?). Would you add him to this rotation over anyone?

Strasburg, Salazar, Liriano, McCullers, Rodon, Gausman

Is Maeda a more “safe” fit for that rotation than, say, Gausman?

Thanks, homie!

OldMilwaukeePounders
OldMilwaukeePounders
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Thanks, JB. I may wait and see if i can get him without using wavier priority. Although it is only middle of the road and not top dibs.

primetime
primetime
6 years ago

JB, Berrios is a mess, nice K side but since first call up has not impressed me one bit. Crazy that there two top prospects buxton and berrios are not good. Buxton is Melvin Upton, Berrios I have no comparison yet.

Tailon is killing AAA ball, shouldn’t he be on this list? I am in a 10 team keeper league, what are your thoughts of dropping Berrios for Tailon?

Zobrist Guy at the Bar
Zobrist Guy at the Bar
6 years ago

12 team, 5×5 roto. You starting Rodon today v. Hou? SON doesn’t like it (-$1.5)

Rusty
Rusty
6 years ago

What do you make of Andriese’s first two starts? Would you drop Gausman to pick him up?

Bye Felica
Bye Felica
Reply to  Rusty
6 years ago

@Rusty: Give it a shot. I dropped him for Dyson

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
6 years ago

Asked Grey these two questions too but I’d love to get your take as well since they involve starters!

10 team h2h obp limited season moves

My pitching staff: Archer, Smyly, CMart, Stroman, Wacha, Hill, Sanchez, Wood, Moore, Iglesias (DL)….Jeffress, McGee, Colome

1) Tried to trade my Sanchez or Berrios (just dropped for Wood) for Boxberger but he balked at those offers. He is asking for one of Wacha or Stroman. That’s too steep of a price, right? I’m think he either takes Sanchez or I walk. Guys like Giles, Cingrani, Neris, Dyson, Strickland, and Harris are all on the waiver.

2) My weakest two starters: Sanchez @ MIN, @NYY, vNYY, @DET and Moore @DET, MIA, @KC, @MIN

Hold those two or drop for:

Conley WAS, @ATL, PIT, @MIN
Andriese @DET, MIA, @KC, @MIN
De la Rosa @STL, SD, @HOU, TB
Karns @BAL, OAK, SD, @TEX
Duffey TOR, KC, @OAK, TB

Christian Herman
Christian Herman
6 years ago

You like Foltynewicz? His hair is pretty sa-weet.

crabman
crabman
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: JB who do you like better folty or blair long term?

Baseball Fan 2000
Baseball Fan 2000
6 years ago

Why do you like Joe Ross? Ks are down, walks up, getting fewer ground balls..

Lville Jim
Lville Jim
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Hope so, I flipped Gallo for him in my dynasty league.

F'ING RAIN OUTS
F'ING RAIN OUTS
6 years ago

IN a weekly h2h mixed 12 team league I traded j. shields for wacha …. how do you think that worked out. I know wacha has a inj risk but I figured it was worth the risk.

Raymond
Raymond
6 years ago

Alex Cobb or Garrett Richards ROS for DL stash?

Bye Felica
Bye Felica
Reply to  Raymond
6 years ago

@Raymond: Garrett isnt coming back this year he blew up his elbow

Rondo
Rondo
6 years ago

J.A. Freaking Happ!!!!!!

Picked him up over the weekend and I get -10.5 freakin points. He hasn’t had a negative score all year and he chose to screw me royally today.

Do I hold on to this guy or do I drop him for Ross, Griffin(DL), Rodon, Karns, Colon or Corbin?

Rondo
Rondo
Reply to  Rondo
6 years ago

@Rondo: Sorry again, bad connection had this post multiple times.

Rondo
Rondo
6 years ago

J.A. Freaking Happ!!!!!!

Picked him up over the weekend and I get -10.5 freakin points. He hasn’t had a negative score all year and he chose to screw me royally today.

Do I hold on to this guy or do I drop him for Ross, Griffin(DL), Rodon, Karns, Colon or Corbin?

Rondo
Rondo
Reply to  Rondo
6 years ago

@Rondo: This was not supposed to post 3 times. My PC froze. I was upset but not THAT freakin upset.

Rondo
Rondo
6 years ago

J.A. Freaking Happ!!!!!!

Picked him up over the weekend and I get -10.5 freakin points. He hasn’t had a negative score all year and he chose to screw me royally today.

Do I hold on to this guy or do I drop him for Ross, Griffin(DL), Rodon, Karns, Colon or Corbin?

Moses
6 years ago

H2H Points league 14 teamer (K for pitcher = 1, for batter = -1)
Batters (1b=1, 2b=2, etc, R = 1, BB = 1)

Give Sano, get Pomeranz.

The back end of my rotation is MEH. Right now I don’t even start Sano. Plus his K’s kill him in my points league. What would you do?

My team:
C: Ramos
1b: goldy
2b: kinsler
3b: franco
ss: correa
OF: Springer
OF: Yelich
OF: Pillar
U: Story
Bench: Sano, Mauer, Drury, Revere
Minors: AJ Reed
SP: Price, Salazar, Tijuan Walker, Velasquez, Duffey, Miley
RP: Melancon, Jeffres
DL: Bailey
Minors: Giolito, Taillon

Lville Jim
Lville Jim
6 years ago

Picked up Richards in my dynasty league after he was dropped. Was hoping he’d be back at some point next season. Now the dipshit thinks he is Tanaka. Injection, rest, and rehab. He is just delaying the inevitable and guaranteeing he misses all of next season when he ends up at Dr. Freeze. A real pisser.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Lville Jim
6 years ago

@Lville Jim: stupid ass team doctors or GM’s allowing these guys to stay injured longer.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
Reply to  Eli Man Penguin Boy
6 years ago

@Eli Man Penguin Boy: of course at LAA those are the same guys who called a elbow tendon rip “dehydration” for about 3 days.

jal179
jal179
6 years ago

Would a 10 team, 25 man roster + 3 DL + 1 NA weekly h2h redraft be considered a deepish league?

Most teams roster 10-12 pitchers and zero to 2 bench bats.

Reason I ask is the pitching FA pool has NOTHING in it and I’m scrambling to find rosterable starters.

We have 3 add/drops per week so I don;t 1 streamer spot but rostering Colon, Eickhoff, Wright and Corbin feels pathetic.

Anyone have any suggested strategies to improve my staff?

Thoughts include stashing Gattis as a future C and Dyson as closer in waiting and trading Gattis for an Aaron Sanchez type SP and Rondon + Dyson for a top SP.

Any advice peeps?

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

In a HTH Keeper league, should I drop Urias for Taillon?

Rodger Dorn
Rodger Dorn
6 years ago

Should I pick up Hahn in a 12 team h2h

Matt
Matt
Reply to  Rodger Dorn
6 years ago

@Rodger Dorn: Is he back up? That newly-found 94 MPH fastball is enticing for me as well!

Fungazi
Fungazi
6 years ago

Gerrit Cole a tool? He’s been good outside a few bad match-ups no?

Tyler or ???
Tyler or ???
6 years ago

So your ranking tyler glassnow that high for ROS? Cuz I was thinking about dropping him for ruby or some other Shiney new toy for the week to watch. Btw I’m in a 12 team mixed league h2h points. Does this change your opinion of how high Tyler is ranked? ……. so I should look at dropping either shields, estrada or tomlin all before I should think about dropping glassnow? I just don’t want to sit on a minor league pitcher for 4 more weeks if he’s not going to be worth it. My bench is limited to only 5 bench guys or really only 4 now cuz tyler is still in the minors so just curious on your thoughts I don’t know to much on this guy. I didn’t know he has almost top 50 stuff. Thx for your help.

chris
chris
6 years ago

10 team h2h keeper. i have wilson ramos as a catcher, and theres always someone available.

don’t expect much with the richards news that he’s trying to avoid TJ and will probably end up landing him in Dr. Andrews office.

I have lester, degrom, nola, shark and odorizi.

with all that said, if you had to pick two to stash on your DL which do you choose:
Wheeler
Richards
or Darnaud?

JimmyJackJames
JimmyJackJames
6 years ago

15 team root, very competitive – been offered Ruby or Shields plus Boxberger for my Pence. My lineup is pretty loaded but would you do one deal over the other or neither?

Thanks!

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

Still not buying Porcello at all? 65th seems awfully low. K’s will come down, but the 3.11 ERA/3.35 xFIP/3.29 Siera seems to suggest a return to his 2014 Tigers season could be reasonable….

Matt
Matt
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: No innings cap in my league—rather IP itself is a category in our H2H league. We use K/9 so it balances that out—-Porcello obviously can’t be counted on to be a boost in that category.

However, a mid 3’s ERA and 200 IP and a bunch of QS (we use QS rather than wins), would seem to be more valuable than 65th in our league at least.

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
6 years ago

My team did it! Beat Brighton 3-1 over the 2 legs so we are one game away from the Premiership now. Wembley here we come! Just hope I can get tickets for it haha, the demand is gonna be massive between us fans.

Moore sucking lately after I traded for him gah. gopheritis the problem. Any hope going forward? At least his K-BB% is strong which it hasn’t been in the past. Same exact story with Pineda I feel, who of course I own in the same league haha. Bought Rubby in time though at least! :) He looks good going forward, always liked his stuff.

Have taken over this other dying keeper league team, basically I get this and next year free to rebuild…sounds good to me! Started with Bell and a bunch of scrubs on my farm and now added Dahl, Taillon, Alford, Devers, Buxton, Judge and 2 1st round picks in next years prospect draft. Quite a quick rebuild!

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Hmm ok so I realise why my posts didn’t work, seems you can’t post (some?) links on here ha. Oh well maybe I can email you them or something, as I have two great sites for streaming footy games. We are in the final on May 28th man, so don’t miss it! :)

Love some of the prospects I got back. As you’re a pitching guy I wanna talk about Taillon who’s one of them. Know you love Glasnow and rightly so haha, I think Taillon could actually be the better of the two for the next couple of years. His stuff is still great now he’s back and he’s showing pinpoint control, remember this guy was drafted between some guys called Harper and Machado whoever they are…ha some company. Really looking forward to seeing him soon, he and Glasnow should both be up already, damn Super Two!

Swfcdan
Swfcdan
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Oh jeez now the links appear above, how wierd. Sorry for the repeat posts! Haha.

Anyway there they are! Most footy games get shown on there, sure yours will be.

John
John
6 years ago

My team is struggling in a 12 teamer, H2H league. Been flopping around between 8-10th place ugh. So decided to heavy up on bats, traded Archer for J Upton. Had Archer last year and he sunk me down the stretch so I may have some negative bias going on him.

So the question for you is whether my “second tier” pitchers are steamers (7 moves per week) or do just I stick with them for a bit??

SP: Price, Carrasco, CMart, Hill, Chen, Pom

On wire Tillman, Estrada, J Gray, Gaus ( I put him there LOL)

John
John
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin:

I may have gotten caught up in the Upton will turn it around posts!

Johnc
Johnc
Reply to  John
6 years ago

@John:

Grey likes it, I sense you don’t, so that makes it fun too! Hoping it turns out like my hoops trade for CP3 and Hassan. Went from last to first. Fingers crossed it can happen again.

Knucks
Knucks
6 years ago

Do I get Valencia or do you here?? Trying to decide if I trust the bot or my brain….

knucks
knucks
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: My bad, was talking about your No Halftime shizz

knucks
knucks
Reply to  knucks
6 years ago

@knucks: No need to answer this by the way, as I now realize that I’d have to go with Bautista. I want to, but I can’t bring myself to fight Rudy’s Tron!

greg
greg
6 years ago

–See you got Duffey moving up….Grey doesn’t like that he’s low 90’s and has only 2 pitches. But I went back and except for his debut, he has strung together 12 starts allowing 3 runs or fewer, and that only twice…he must be doing something right. I think he is just a winner….
–I took him over Gausman because something’s wrong if Gausman is averaging so few strikeouts….he doesn’t inspire confidence.
–Hope you are right about Joe Ross….Rubby is tantalizing me….

I will hold with you and wait one; maybe two weeks on Rodon. But he’s trying my patience!

Non-pitcher question: Would you stash Trea Turner over having a bench bat that doesn’t play much? Byung-Ho Park….My power comes and goes…Freeman, Segura, Kang, Franco, Betts, JUp, Cargo…

Thanks!

Greg

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

Let’s talk about Iwakuma. Are we holding out hope that he returns to his former reliable self? I used to let him WHIP my team into shape on a weekly basis. Now I’m not so sure as he keeps getting hit hit hit.

Droppable for a low end starter?

jal179
jal179
6 years ago

JB need your wisdom. I’m getting light up in Ws, Qs in a 10 teamer h2h 7×6 hits, OPS, QS

My only decent trade chips are Chris Carter, Chapman, Rondon and Colome/Boxberger (DL).

Is Carter for Kennedy fair? Carter for McCullersfair? What was McCullers injury that has sidelined him?

Secondly, would you drop Colon for Dyson to use Dyson as additional trade bait to the Tolleson owner?

Lastly, what combination of my above trade chips would you offer for Darvish? What is Yu’ s ETA?

Thx much.

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  jal179
6 years ago

@jal179: not sure about McCullers shoulder… But I’d want him over carter unless I needed power in the worst of ways. But can try and see if McCullers owner needs it. Kennedy is pretty much a streamer.

dyson over colon easily

Then try rondon or chappy for yu. Rondon first of course. Yu is prob mid June I believe we said

Good luck

jal179
jal179
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

Thanks gents.

McCullers scares me a bit but I honestly don’t trust Carter to hit more than .220.

Hendricks is the only other SP on their roster that seems like a fairish offer.

You guys prefer Hendricks over McCullers ROS for Ws and QS?

Scooter G
Scooter G
6 years ago

Hey JB

Which side do you like on these trades in 10 team h2h obp in a vaccum?

Price for jd Martinez
Heyward for Fowler
Villar for yu
Shaw for rodon

Thanks for the help!

Moore Semien than a Blackmon
Moore Semien than a Blackmon
6 years ago

Similar to wacha wacha, would you trade Heyward or Fowler in a 3OF OBP league for Nola. Have Blackmon Davis and Bautista as my other outfielders (one occupying util)? Am I selling too low on either of them? The guy I would trade with only has Stanton and Brantley as main stay outfielders but he is in first and don’t want to let him run away. Thanks as always!

Wacha wacha
Wacha wacha
6 years ago

Would you trade J Heyward for Rodon? Are you more optimistic Rodon turns it around than J heyward?

bobbo
bobbo
6 years ago

No faith in Trevor Bauer’s improvements this year thus far?

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  bobbo
6 years ago

@bobbo:I hope pitches like this and can stick with Carrasco back soon-ish

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

Have you read or seen anything about Lincecum’s form post-surgery? Worth a speculative add?

Knucks
Knucks
Reply to  Steve
6 years ago

@Steve: mehhh AL only deepish play for me

WillisReid
WillisReid
6 years ago

Matz MRI came back clean. I thought it was them being extremely cautious and had it not been @ Coors he would have made his scheduled start.

Also traded Porcello and Trumbo for Kluber and Odubel Herrera over the weekend. Started to get some buyers remorse but that’s a big gap between the two, so I’m assuming you expect Kluber to come around?? I know he typically struggles in April.

How do you feel about Smyl @ TOR and @DET this week.

Look forward to these every Monday. Great work as always.

Odor's Odorizzi Spray
Odor's Odorizzi Spray
6 years ago

Rubby is just lucky he didn’t have to deal with a real leadoff hitter like the guy I just acquired in my annual brockbuster deal of the year: Ben Revere!!! Man I can’t believe the other guy actually gave up Ben Revere for Denard Span straight up. The extra 1 SB and two runs scored are sure to put my team over the top.

But for real reals, 3 soft grounders to second for the western half of Benard Respan?? You can’t score runs and occasionally steal a base like that!

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Detroit is putting in all their righties against Berrios tonight. What’s that about?

Cram It
Cram It
6 years ago

Matt Harvey….called it!

-Angry Mets Fan

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: You know what, come to think of it, I had a UTI once and the time frame does coincide with my declining shoulder with is pretty much shot these days. There’s something here!

While I’m here….
Conley @ PHI/vs WASH
or
Eickhoff vs MIA/vs ATL

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

Right now, I would trust Chen over Corbin.

Scott
Scott
6 years ago

In hindsight we can see Cueto’s pattern:

Pitch good in NL
Pitch bad in AL
Pitch good in NL

henncoop
henncoop
6 years ago

I am wondering about the Padre SP Colin Rea. He gets 2 starts this week @ home vs LAD & SF. He definitely does not have a great pedigree but when you look at this year’s starts so far & take out his 2 starts @ Col & @ CHC he looks more then decent considering what’s out there. The Cubs especially in Chicago or pitching in Mile High make most SPs look pretty bad.
His other 5 starts were against pretty decent competition …all playoff contenders except Philly. Those starts were: NYM; @ LAD; StL; Pit; & @ Phi. His numbers those game were: 31 IP with 9 ER & 22/8 K/BB. I figured his ERA over those 5 games to be 2.32. I know the Ks are lighter then what we would like ideally & SON seems to hate both of his starts this week. But given what is out there in 12 team leagues …I thought he might be worth a peek or at least to see what he does this week.
Love to hear your analysis JB …Hang in there fellow Brewer fan

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: 12 team 5X5 roto league with weekly lineups

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Thanks for your take on it. I do think he may be a guy worth watching.
I am actually going to the game Wed …actually a bit excited to see the Cubs play …1st time in years but hopefully the Crew kicks Lackey’s butt …never could stand him. With Nelson up we might have a chance

crabman
crabman
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin:
Big Hader fan. Ace in the hole or destined for the bullpen?

YO
YO
6 years ago

Trade liriano for fielder?

Pitching
Pitching
6 years ago

Thanks for the rundown. So if I’m offered Nola for J. Zimmerman, is that a no brainer at this point in a keeper?

crabman
crabman
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin:
My conforto for his nola in a keeper league. Who comes out ahead?

John
John
6 years ago

What are your thoughts on Sonny Gray? He’s giving up a lot more home runs compared to his career statistics and walking a lot more batters. I have Keuchel already, which is aggravating enough; is it worth trying to buy into better days if it’s cheap? I know his owner is tired of him.

Thanks in advance!

Jvanslyke
Jvanslyke
6 years ago

I posted for Gray to take it easy on you with Ross
1) the dropped infield pop up with two outs was huge
2) Terrible decision to walk the .217 Hechaverria to get to Jose Fernandez. Ross had just hit 100 pitches before the walk and looked gassed.

No love for Alex Wood yet? I thought he looked sharp last night and gets San Diego next start.

We're Out Of Room
We're Out Of Room
6 years ago

Whats good JB? You aren’t alone holding out hope for Rodon. Being an NC State fan Ive followed his career for awhile and needless to say I was hoping he’d have been a little better thus far. I’ve been a little disappointed in both him and Corbin thus far. And I’m still hoping and waiting on ERod too, seems like he’s not where the Sox want him to be yet with velocity or trusting his knee.

So on to my roster: I hated dropping Ozuna for nothing, he’s been pretty hot and my O has underwhelmed with my power guys not living up to the pre-season hype, but Dyson became a must own for me with Tollesons struggles. I’m still kinda perplexed Dyson hasnt been announced the closer, Ive literally heard nothing concrete about the Rangers pen, no disappointment in Tolleson, etc. seems a little odd based on how many shaky outings he’s had lately. I wish it would get cleared up because I’m holding Tolleson and that spot could be put to better use imo.

With that being said would you just hold on the roster below until the closer thing sorts itself out? Obviously no one wants to trade for Dyson/Tolleson and I cant really do a 2 for 1 and move McGee because I dont see an obvious drop. Chen is the last arm I added but with Corbin and Rodons struggles I think my staff needs him. I could probably get Parra for McGee but Im not sure thats enough when there are no saves on the wire. Had thought about? Parra and Pomeranz but again …no one to drop. Additionally I could probably move Melancon, might could get J.Ross and Trea Turner for Melancon, but that weakens my closers quite a bit, especially with the Texas bullpen mess seemingly unresolved, and would force me to drop someone like Chen or Corbin. Maybe Im just better riding it out until Texas makes their intentions clear?

We're Out Of Room
We're Out Of Room
Reply to  We're Out Of Room
6 years ago

@We’re Out Of Room: Forgot the Roster lol:
ESPN 12 team HTH 5×5 with OBP and QS daily moves and 4 keepers per season

C Molina
1B Cabrera
2B Daniel Murphy
3B Seager
SS A. Russell
OF Stanton
OF Springer
OF Polanco
UTIL OF Burns
UTIL OF/DH Sano
Bench 2B/SS Castro
DL Pollock

SP Salazar
SP Corbin
RP Kimbrel
RP Melancon
P T. Walker
P Odorizzi
P C.Rodon
P Chen
Bench RP Dyson
Bench SP Kennedy
Bench RP McGee
Bench RP Tolleson
DL SP E-Rod

We're Out Of Room
We're Out Of Room
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Thanks, guess great minds think alike…you’re pretty cool for an NC transplant there JB lol. Appreciate the advice, and don’t worry I’ll probably be back in a few days seeking more insight lol.

We're Out Of Room
We're Out Of Room
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: See look Im back all ready lol. Meant to ask, what kind of offer, based on my roster needs, would you accept for McGee? Already discussed Parra, and while I need some O help not sure he alone is enough. But what about pitching with Corbin/Rodons struggles? Would you do Shark for McGee? Other starters he has are Wacha and Liriano, he has Lester and Cole too but obviously that would require Melancon and something I’m sure. Any of those options worth moving on or still would you still just hold?

We're Out Of Room
We're Out Of Room
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: Yeah he’s already angling for Melancon, but when I said ok Melancon and Chen for Cole or Lester and Parra…silence filled the internet lol. I think getting Parra or Shark for McGee would be the best I could do tbh. Just read an article on the Rangers pen saying they werent ready to give up on Tolleson just yet, blamed his trouble on his change up, but obviously the door is ajar for Dyson, so might be awhile before that situation corrects itself.

We're Out Of Room
We're Out Of Room
Reply to  We're Out Of Room
6 years ago

@We’re Out Of Room: I might could get Shark and Parra for Melancon, but then Im back to dropping Chen or Corbin for nada, and there’s a pretty big difference in Melancon and McGee imo.

primetime
primetime
6 years ago

JB

Great article as usual.

10 team keeper league, k/9.

What are your thoughts on Alex Wood, he has string along some nice starts. Thinking of picking him up for this week and dropping Pineda. Wood gets San Diego.

Defiantly like the upside Gray has with his SO ability, but the Coors think I have to agree.

Assuming Pineda is dropable, then Odorizzi, then Gausman.. Berrios is worth holding cause of keeper league only or I would have punted him weeks ago.

DeLaRosa, Gray, Wood, Kenndey, Chen, Corbin all on waivers.

My current staff:
Kershaw
Strausburg
Salazar
Hammel
Gausman

Bench
Berrios
Odorizzi
Pineda
DL – ERod

Nitro
Nitro
6 years ago

My questions is about Gausman and Corbin: Are they must starts every start or streamers at this point?
Thanks!!

joe
joe
6 years ago

I may have hit refresh on the homepage 27 times in the past hour waiting for this.

Does Porcello go up in your ranks in a QS league? How high?

I took your advice on Hamels and sold him for Upton. Let’s see how this goes.

joe
joe
Reply to  JB Gilpin
6 years ago

@JB Gilpin: meant to ask this, any thoughts on Taillon? He seems to be getting lost in the Glasnow buzz, but he has been pretty lights out and has the pedigree to back it up. Locally, the sports beat has him coming up first before Glasnow.