Not your Grandfathers Top 100 Starting Pitchers…

Grandpa-Donk handled a lot of wood back in his day, if you know what I’m saying. Not that kind of wood! Alright, maybe that kind of wood, it was the 60’s and from what I understand the donkey world was pretty open-minded back then. But the way G-Donk tells it, his hobby of woodworking accounted for the majority of his wood handling back in the day. The old donk enjoyed taking very rough pieces of phallic shaped lumber and smoothing them out into much less rough pieces of phallic shaped lumber. Because it was such intensive and sweaty work, he typically handled the wood shirtless with help from his completely platonic friend Jimmy.

I always think of these stories of my gramps and his very heterosexual buddy handling that rough wood together when I hear the name of my lede for this week’s top 100: Brandon Woodruff. Brandon had a rough start to his 2019 campaign himself, but has begun to mold his season into a masterpiece that would make even Grandpa-Donk and sweaty Jimmy proud. After a seemingly unlucky April, Woodruff has been silky smooth since the calendar turned to May, sporting a 1.55 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP with 29 strikeouts across 25 innings. Impressively, 11 of those innings came in his home hitter haven Miller Park against the Mets and Nationals, while the other 14 innings were tossed in scary road starts against potent Philadelphia and Atlanta squads! I don’t think he’s a sub 2.00 ERA pitcher, but this dude is smoothing out penis-shaped timber with the best of them at the moment. Woodruff has thrust himself a full 30 spots higher in my rankings this week, all the way up to #42.

Here are a few other guys who have been smoothing and thrusting lately…

Hyun-Jin Ryu (+10) – Two weeks ago I ranked Ryu #20 and wrote, “Ryu has been an absolute beast since the beginning of August 2018, sporting a 2.15 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and a 9.41 K/9 across his last 88 IP. He’s walked only 7 batters during this stretch! There’s a legitimate argument for Hyun-Jin Ryu as a top 10 pitcher right now.” And that’s me quoting me while arguing with myself. I won the argument and Ryu is now in my top 10 as he’s extended his scoreless streak to an incredible 31 innings!

Yusei Kikuchi (+4) – I was writing about Ryu, but all I could think about was The Kooch. Is that racist? Is it ever not racist when you have to ask if it’s racist? I’ll just say that I love Asians and stop digging this hole. Since April 26th The Kooch has a 1.95 ERA, a 0.80 WHIP, and 26 strikeouts in 27 2/3 IP.  Is anyone else calling him The Kooch yet? This nickname is going to stick.

Lucas Giolito (+34) – Giolito seems to be breaking out. We profiled him on the most recent Ditka, Sausage, and Fantasy Sports: A Fantasy Baseball Podcast. Not to be confused with the Ditka, Sports, and Fantasy Sausage Podcast, which I recommend as well.

Mike Soroka (+3) – They talked about him last week on the Ditka, Sports, and Fantasy Sausage Pod. Just kidding that’s the same link from the Giolito blurb. But no joke, we did go in depth profiling the young Canuck, Soroka.

Frankie Montas (+24) – I gave you my Frankie Montas fantasy along with a bunch of toilet humor a month ago. Montas has been making me look good, which isn’t easy to do. His lack of walks, increased velocity, and addition of an effective splitter make me believe this breakout is real and sustainable.

Stephen Strasburg (+4) – I was fading Mr. Stressbird hard in the early season since he’s been losing velocity for two plus years now. Over the past month he’s slowly crept up my rankings and it’s time to fully admit I was wrong on him, which will then force Strasburg to self-destruct in accordance with the laws of fantasy baseball. He seems to have completely abandoned the slider this year and gone heavy on the curveball; it’s clearly working. Strikeouts are up, walks are down, and groundballs are up. These are vintage Strasburg numbers were seeing, but can he stay healthy? No, no he can’t.

Luke Weaver (+10) – Maybe the Diamondbacks actually knew what they were doing with the Goldschmidt trade. OK, I know, that’s doubtful. But maybe they’ll get lucky. Weaver is looking even better than he did in 2017 when everyone was jumping on board his bandwagon. The swinging strike rate is up over 11%, the walks are down, and he’s increased the cutter usage from 4.8% to 14.5%. That cutter has easily been Weaver’s most effective pitch and looks like the key to his success so far. I don’t hear any fairies whispering regression here, but I’m also not as tight with the fairies as Grey is.

Chris Bassitt (+23) – The Bassitt Hound has been smelling blood with runners on base this season: he has a stunning 100% LOB% in his 32 2/3 IP. That means the only runs he’s given up this year have come on home runs. Pretty incredible and very unsustainable, but he still looks like a 3.50 – 4.00 ERA pitcher with good Ks, and he’s in a nice pitchers park. Oh and there was a lot to like when we profiled him three weeks back on the fantasy sausage pod.

Here are a couple guys suffering from bumpy, deformed wood…

Jack Flaherty (-5) – People keep asking me what’s wrong with Flaherty. I keep telling them I’m not a doctor, but they’re relentless. So here’s my diagnosis: I’ve watched most of Flaherty’s starts this year and A) he’s had quite a bit of bad luck that doesn’t show up in the numbers; B) he’s given up the long ball and struggled with walks at inopportune times; C) he’s faced the Brewers three times, plus the Cubs, Phillies, Braves, and Dodgers; D) There is no D. You call that a D? Shut up Grey’s random italicized voice. Generally I believe Flaherty is the same pitcher he was last year and I’m buying him as a top 15 SP for the rest of the season.

Mike Foltynewicz (-33) – I’ve been on the record as a Faulty Sandwich supporter since he returned from his elbow scare in late April. It’s been a rough month to watch. I had dropped him even lower in my rankings until he went out and threw six solid innings against the Brewers yesterday. Most encouraging from that start was the new life on his fastball; I saw Folty hit 97 mph a couple times and he was even sitting comfortably at 96 mph in the 6th inning after averaging only 94.3 mph thru his first four starts. I think the fastball velocity is a major key for him. I’m not ready to move him back up into my top 30 yet, but Donkey is forever an optimist.

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

Rank Name Previous Rank
1 Max Scherzer 1
2 Blake Snell 7
3 Chris Sale 6
4 Jacob deGrom 2
5 Justin Verlander 4
6 Gerrit Cole 5
7 Trevor Bauer 3
8 Carlos Carrasco 8
9 Walker Buehler 12
10 Hyun-Jin Ryu 20
11 Patrick Corbin 14
12 Luis Castillo 16
13 German Marquez 9
14 Clayton Kershaw 10
15 Stephen Strasburg 19
16 Jack Flaherty 11
17 Zack Greinke 17
18 Noah Syndergaard 15
19 Shane Bieber 18
20 Aaron Nola 21
21 Zack Wheeler 22
22 Charlie Morton 23
23 Caleb Smith 30
24 Madison Bumgarner 24
25 Jose Berrios 25
26 Chris Paddack 26
27 Yusei Kikuchi 31
28 Matt Boyd 27
29 David Price 28
30 Robbie Ray 32
31 Domingo German 34
32 Frankie Montas 56
33 Cole Hamels 35
34 Matt Strahm 37
35 Kyle Hendricks 38
36 Mike Soroka 39
37 Masahiro Tanaka 42
38 Rich Hill 46
39 Luke Weaver 49
40 Max Fried 36
41 Lucas Giolito 75
42 Brandon Woodruff 72
43 Eduardo Rodriguez 47
44 Chris Archer NA
45 Joe Musgrove 33
46 Yu Darvish 54
47 Jose Quintana 41
48 Pablo Lopez 48
49 Miles Mikolas 44
50 Jordan Lyles 86
51 Martin Perez 78
52 Steven Matz 43
53 Kenta Maeda* 57
54 Chris Bassitt 77
55 Jon Lester 45
56 Brad Peacock 65
57 Yonny Chirinos 50
58 Jon Gray 55
59 Zach Eflin 59
60 Spencer Turnbull 61
61 J.A. Happ 51
62 Mike Foltynewicz 29
63 Mike Minor 53
64 Rick Porcello 58
65 Julio Teheran 73
66 Jake Odorizzi 60
67 Joey Lucchesi 82
68 Corbin Martin NA
69 Griffin Canning 94
70 Kyle Gibson 84
71 Anthony DeSclafani 52
72 Zach Davies 80
73 Tyler Mahle 95
74 Jalen Beeks 81
75 Jared Eickhoff 71
76 Kevin Gausman 64
77 Merrill Kelly 63
78 Marco Gonzales 67
79 Wade Miley 79
80 Sonny Gray 70
81 Marcus Stroman 66
82 Tyler Skaggs 76
83 Mike Fiers 107
84 Drew Pomeranz 74
85 Jake Arrieta 68
86 Aaron Sanchez 88
87 Kyle Freeland 92
88 Reynaldo Lopez 99
89 Danny Duffy 96
90 Trevor Richards 83
91 Gio Gonzalez 97
92 Jhoulys Chacin 101
93 Lance Lynn 119
94 Michael Wacha 90
95 Jake Junis 85
96 Felix Pena 104
97 Michael Pineda 111
98 Sandy Alcantara 110
99 Tanner Roark 108
100 CC Sabathia 91
101 Trent Thornton 87
102 Matt Harvey 106
103 Jeff Samardzija 93
104 Chase Anderson 102
105 Jefry Rodriguez NA
106 Shaun Anderson NA
107 Dakota Hudson 103
108 Drew Smyly 100
109 Andrew Cashner 129
110 Eric Lauer 112
111 John Means 135
112 Cole Irvin NA
113 Dylan Bundy 121
114 Brad Keller 89
115 Adam Wainwright 115
116 Trevor Cahill 116
117 Jose Urena 126
118 Mike Leake 128
119 Daniel Mengden NA
120 Adam Plutko NA
121 Zack Godley NA
122 Daniel Norris 118
123 Brett Anderson 105
124 Nick Kingham NA
125 Antonio Senzatela 133
126 Homer Bailey 124
127 Cal Quantrill NA
128 Hector Velazquez NA
129 Ivan Nova 140
130 Edwin Jackson NA
131 Dylan Covey NA
132 Adrian Sampson 130
133 Ariel Jurado NA
134 Jeremy Hellickson 120
135 Clay Buchholz 122
136 Wade LeBlanc NA
137 Jorge Lopez 127
138 David Hess 137
139 Steven Brault NA
140 Dan Straily 132
141 Ryan Feierabend NA
142 Gregory Soto NA
143 Shelby Miller 138
144 Alex Cobb 139

*Fake Dodgers injury, won’t be needed until 5/28

 

Injured: Corey Kluber, James Paxton, Tyler Glasnow, Jameson Taillon, Luis Severino, Mike Clevinger, Trevor Williams, Vince Velasquez, Jonathan Loaisiga, Nate Eovaldi, Jimmy Nelson, Carlos Rodon (season), Felix Hernandez, Anibal Sanchez, Jordan Zimmerman, Andrew Heaney, Alex Wood, Jason Vargas, Manny Banuelos, Tyson Ross, Marco Estrada, Danny Salazar, Taijuan Walker, Ryan Borucki, Edinson Volquez

On the Farm: Forrest Whitley, Jesus Luzardo, Alex Reyes, Zac Gallen, Jon Duplantier, Casey Mize, Corbin Burnes, Dereck Rodriguez, Nick Pivetta, Touki Toussaint, Brent Honeywell, Mitch Keller, Kyle Wright, AJ Puk, Luiz Gohara, Justus Sheffield, Bryse Wilson, Erik Swanson, Tyler Beede, Tyler Anderson, Nick Margevicius

Unsigned: Dallas Keuchel, Ervin Santana

Out of the Pen: Josh James, Ross Stripling, Collin McHugh, Carlos Martinez, Freddy Peralta, Sean Newcomb, Aaron Brooks, Derek Holland, Luis Cessa, Nick Kingham, Framber Valdez

Find Donkey Teeth on Twitter @DonkeyTeeth87. Subscribe to his podcast: Ditka, Sausage, and Fantasy Sports on Itunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.
All statistics courtesy of Fangraphs & Baseball Savant.

  1. Z says:
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    Where around do you have Nelson when he returns? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Based on number scouting the lines on his rehab starts I think I’ll have him in the late 50s to start. He’s a guy that can rise quickly if he looks right though…

  2. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Great write up DT.

    My SP is think this week with Maeda on IL.

    Do I dare start Arrieta at CHC or MIL.

    Both seem like a bad idea.

    16 team H2H keeper

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Thanks!

      In H2H I’d just wait to see where you stand in your matchup. Risky but might make sense depending on where you’re at.

      Or is it a weekly lineup that locks? If so, who’s your other option?

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        Daily lineups. My I’m 7-0. Other pitchers are Caleb Smith, Lester, Luchessi, Snell, Flaherty, Maeda on IL

        16 TEAM H2H Keeper league

        • Donkey Teeth

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          So yea I’d pass on the Cubs start tonight and reassess your matchup when he heads to Milwaukee…lean bench there as well but depends what the matchup looks like.

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            Thinking same. I appreciate the quick responses and advice DT.

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Anytime

              • Hebrew Hammer says:
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                Real quick. Guy in my league wants to trade for Lester.

                He’s got Boyd, Montas, R.Lopez, Hamels, Alcantara, Gausman, Neris, Lorenzen, Alvorado, J. Hicks for pitching

                What do you think?

                • Donkey Teeth

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                  As you can see by my ranking, I’d do Boyd or Montas straight for Lester but it could also be worth seeing if he’s willing to upgrade you at another spot in a 2 for 2 deal. Everyone has different valuations so never hurts to ask…

                  • Hebrew Hammer says:
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                    Thanks.

  3. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Thanks, DT.

    You rolling with JA Happ at the Orioles tonight? He scares me with every start and has struggled with BAL. Being pulled with 60 pitches or so last week against them makes me wonder the level of trust Boone has in him, too.

    Tell me what you’d do in an 11 tm keeper roto with 200 start-limit.

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m starting him.

      No problem!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Woof. That was fun.

  4. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Kikuchi, Frankie Montas, jack flaherty are available

    worth dropping any of these guys to pick up those, i was thinking drop shane greene for yusei Kikuchi

    starters
    beiber, lucchesi, corbin martin, david price, luke weaver,

    relievers
    wade davis, blake treiinen, shane greene , craig kimbrel

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d drop Greene, Lucchesi and Martin for all 3. Flaherty, Kikuchi, Montas is how I order them.

      • Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT. Done deal

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem, anytime.

  5. Donkey Teeth

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    I’d drop Greene, Lucchesi and Martin for all 3. Flaherty, Kikuchi, Montas is how I order them.

  6. stevenjohnson07 says:
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    Wait, you moved Bieber down???? Surely you’re confusing him with Justin…..

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ah shit, my bad!!

      Love Biebs, and 15 Ks is sexy no matter who its against, but tough to keep him above Ryu, Strasburg and Grienke with how consistently dominant those guys have been. I really hope he forces me to move him further up because I own him everywhere!

      • stevenjohnson07 says:
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        Understood. I also own him everywhere, thanks to you and Grey!

    • LadyScorpio says:
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      LOL! ????That was TOO GOOD to pass up!!

  7. Jeremy Burke says:
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    Youre still pretty high on Wheeler huh? You think we see the guy we saw in the second half last year?
    Guys only had one good start all year.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’ll give you that he’s been very inconsistent but one good start seems like an exaggeration. I’d call it 3 great starts and 2 good starts. I really thought he’d turned a corner before the latest blow up.

      Honestly, the jury is still out on Wheeler for me but the upside is huge and he’s shown flashes this year…so that’s my justification for him at #21. I also wouldn’t agrue with moving him down below Domingo German at 31, it’s a big tier for me.

  8. Don't Be a Hader says:
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    Someone please tell me what I’m missing on Pablo Lopez?
    He seems about as reliable as his cousin Reynoldo in Chicago yet Pablo’s at 48, Rey at 88.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I think Pablo is quite a bit more trustworthy. His Ks are up and he doesn’t have walk issues…we can’t say the same for cousin Rey. Pablo’s FIP and xFIP say he’s been a lot better than a 5 ERA guy so far, Reynaldo not so much. Also, much better home park.

      P-Lo’s an auto-start at home and should be benched in the tougher road match ups. Check out his beautiful home numbers…

  9. bacca72 says:
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    What number would be the cutoff for a keeper vs. a streamer in a 12 team league?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      How big is the bench and what kind of moves limit? Daily moves?

      • bacca72 says:
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        Daily.

        1B/2B/3B/IF/SS/4OF/2UTIL
        2P/4SP/5RP
        5 Bench 2IL

        12 team 5×5 OBP Saves+Holds

        Also…trade Ohtani, Chavis and German for Soto and Flaherty?

        • Donkey Teeth

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          I think I’d draw the line somewhere around top 60-65 in that league. Is there any moves limit and/or innings limit?

          I like the Soto side in that one.

          • bacca72 says:
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            1815 innings. no moves.

            Going to try for less on the soto trade. Guy I am trading with is bottom in league but active still. that is the highest I will go so I wanted to make sure I was still in the ballpark.

            • Donkey Teeth

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              Yea without seeing the player pool I’m thinking top 60-65. That’s a pretty high innings limit so just make sure you have one or two streaming spots available to cherry pick a few good match ups each week.

  10. David says:
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    Paddock or Buehler long term? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Great question. It’s Buehler for me still but pretty close.

  11. Grey

    Grey says:
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    Is this where I can find a Faultystanwitz?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      No Faultystanwitz for you!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Address the question, Donkey…Are you now or have you been a Faultystanwitz?

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          You can’t handle the truth!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            I’d like to file a complaint to the administrators of razzball dot com — someone is a faultstanwitz and won’t admit it

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Take it up with that Albright guy aka Sweaty Jimmy.

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sweaty Jimmy, just sent you a email, respond at your convenience

                • Donkey Teeth

                  Donkey Teeth says:
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                  Did you get Sweaty Jimmy’s auto-reply?

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Yeah, he’s out of the office — we’re still gonna have words when Sweaty Jimmy’s back to meditate

                    • Donkey Teeth

                      Donkey Teeth says:
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                      He’s out at the dude ranch, big crisis today when Yoenis came by…

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yoenis and Sweaty Jimmy were playing leapfrog, weren’t they?

                    • Donkey Teeth

                      Donkey Teeth says:
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                      Followed by tummy sticks

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Haha, what are tummy sticks?

  12. James says:
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    Would you start Giolito on Thursday @ Houston? Seems like a tough assignment.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Probably a pass unless we’re talking really deep roto or you have a H2H matchup that calls for the risk.

  13. Would you trade Nick Castellanos for Frankie Baby Montas?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure if you need the pitching…it’s a fair deal.

      • Dstew's Mets says:
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        Thanks!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Anytime!

  14. LadyScorpio says:
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    Hi DT! Good article! Currently, Bassit, Faulty, Canning, Chirinos, Lucchesi, Heaney and Musgrove are ALL available in my 10 team, roto, 6×6, saves+holds league. Do you think I should replace any of my current SPs with 1 or more of the aforementioned for the ROS?

    My SPs: Beiber, Boyd, C. Martin, ERod, Soroka, Turnbull & Weaver

    Please advise.

    Thanks,
    LadyScorpio

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Could go Bassitt over Martin but I think you can also just hold for Martin’s upside. Those guys are all probably streamers in your league along with Martin and Turnbull…unless there’s a tight moves limit or something?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      And thanks…no problem!

  15. Rick Brown says:
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    Hey Donkey,
    Which guy do you think will keep it up-Martin Perez or Jordan Lyles? I know they’re sitting at about the same in your rankings.
    Thanks,RICK

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hey Rick,

      Yea it’s really a coin flip and I think both guys are going to have some bumps along the way. I’ll give the slight edge to Martin Perez on keeping it going because of his increased velocity and added cutter. After a closer look, Lyles has actually lost some velocity…

      No problem.

      • Rick Brown says:
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        Thanks.I’m thinking of offering Lyles for Flaherty in one of my H2H leagues.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          More power to ya if you can get that done! Seems like a long shot…

          • Rick Brown says:
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            Never know ’til you try!

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Truth!

  16. holyscheisse says:
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    12-team H2H points, 25 add/drops for the season (I’m at 8)…

    Thoughts on Stripling? I know Rich Hill is a blister accident waiting to happen, but is Strip droppable? I like his SPARP status but prior to this past Friday he didn’t pitch for 12 days.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Tough with such a small moves limit but yes he’s definitely droppable. Who are your options? How many moves have you used?

      • holyscheisse says:
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        Auction/keeper league btw

        My staff: Sale, Flaherty, Mikolas, J. Gray, Maeda, Musgrove, Eickhoff, Skaggs, Gibson, Stripling

        Limitations: we can hold 12 total pitchers at any given time, including RPs (I have Treinen and Leclerc). I’ve made 8 add/drops so far.

        Free agents: B. Keller, B. Anderson, Mahle, C. Anderson, Thornton, Luzardo (can stash for later?), F. Peralta, Corbin Burnes.

        The rest is garbage and as you can see pickings are slim. I’m in first at 6-1 as my bats are stellar keeping me afloat.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          I like Luzardo or Mahle but I think it’s more important to save those moves as long as you’re winning right now. Like you said, Stripling could find himself back in the rotation before long…

          • holyscheisse says:
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            Thanks DT

            • Donkey Teeth

              Donkey Teeth says:
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              Anytime

  17. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I do not like Giolito at Houston at all. He might be breaking out but he’s on my bench this week.

    Someone in my league must either read your column or think like you since he’s sniffing around Giolito for a trade.

    I know you don’t specialize in RPs but I’m OK with my SPs (Bauer, Snell, Fried, R.Hill, Thornton and Lynn this week) but am wondering about Robles, Britton and Parker for (Saves+Holds)

    FAs are Crick, Buttrey, Baez, Kintzler, Neshek, Pagan, Guerra, Claudio, Morgan, and Stammen and Martin were just dropped and might be possibilities.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m with you on Giolito @HOU.

      I’d hold the three RPs you have for saves/holds.

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks DT!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem!

  18. Riley freeman says:
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    Mr current lineup is

    W Ramos
    R Hoskins
    O Albies
    N Arenado
    G Torres
    E Rosario
    B Harper
    A benentendi
    F Reyes
    B buxton
    D Voguelbach
    H dozier
    D gregorious
    A judge

    L Castillo
    C Morton
    D German
    M Soroka
    Y Kikuchi
    L Giolito
    M fried
    Z Eflin
    J Musgrove
    E Diaz
    T Glasnow

    Who do I drop for victor Robles?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Can you lose Didi for him? If not then Eflin…

      • Riley freeman says:
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        I could lose Didi. He’s my only backup at SS fur gleyber and is returning soon

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Do you need a backup SS? I’d make the deal unless you weather get rid of the arm…

  19. Jason says:
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    DT, would you drop Perez or Strahm to roster Nelson?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Nah I’d hold Perez and Strahm for now.

  20. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Love the rankings, donk. I’ve been eyeballing Sonny Gray for a few weeks now, and he’s been pitching pretty damn well. I see you’ve kept him down your rankings, though. I take it you don’t buy his performance to-date as predictive of ROS? Any thoughts on him?

    (Are you Robbie Ray? Are you Sonny Gray? Are you Jon Gray? . . . Who wants Sano! Who wants Sano!)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Thanks!

      I liked the way Sonny looked to start the year and last night @MIL was very encouraging but he failed to go 6 innings in his previous 5 starts before that. I’ll move him up a little after yesterday but want to see a follow up before I really start moving him…

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