Who’s going to win their fantasy league? …did you just point at yourself? Okay, you might win your fantasy league, but I was setting myself up with a thought. The people who are going to win their fantasy leagues this year are the ones navigating the rough terrain of having zero pitchers healthy. Zippo, zilch, N to the ada. It’s going to be imperative to find well-rested starters who are able to throw another 60+ IP innings. Guys, who much like Jeff Bezos, aren’t taxed. Enter stage right…*curtain moves but no one enters*…pull the cord to open the curtains! Suddenly, Touki Toussaint stumbles through. Yesterday, Touki Toussaint threw a gem vs. the Padres — 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in his first MLB start of the year. In addition to the Ks, he induced nine ground balls with solid command. Most importantly this year, he’s capable of throwing another 60+ IP. Now, Touki, take a curtain call! Actually, don’t. We don’t have time. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yu Darvish – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.09, as he was activated from the IL. Stay healthy for two months, Yu lovecat!

Brady Singer – Hit the IL with shoulder fatigue. It’s pronounced fay-tee-gay, it’s Italian!

Danny Duffy – Hit the IL with a left flexor strain. The Royals might be the first team with zero starters, but won’t be the last this year.

Mike Minor – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.45. Streamonator loved this start, and kinda likes his next start too, but my interest in Minor is….uh…What’s an adjective for small or little?

Jorge Soler – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer. ‘Member like a month ago I said David Fletcher was a .320 hitter who had a .270 average, and should be hitting 50 points higher? Okay, with that in mind, Soler should be a 27-homer hitter. He has a lot more power to hit.

Trevor Rogers – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.37. Over the last month, he was the 10th least valuable starter on the Player Rater with at least four starts, and 75% rostered. Hasn’t been bad, but he should definitely be shut down in August.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer. Since I had the Player Rater open, any ideas where Duvall ranks for outfielders? Nope, nuh-uh, try again! He’s the 18th best outfielder, just leapfrogging Austin Meadows. Oh, and he’ll homer again today.

Paulo Espino – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Paulo: The Nats’ number two starter and the worst Lost character arc.

Josh Bell – 1-for-1 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Don’t usually mention pinch-hit homers, but he is a hot schmotato.

Mike Trout – Ran the bases before the game. It wasn’t at full intensity. Another difference between LA and Anaheim. LA is full on tent city.

Matt Olson – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Haven’t even taken a well-earned victory lap on Olson. Don’t worry, it will happen at some point. Save up my strength.

James Kaprielian – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.65. At worst a MediOAKer for the Streamonator. At best, well, look at his ERA.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-5 and his 19th homer, and 49th homer since the Derby, and every hitter should be in the Derby. Can we get a Home Run Derby for Cody Bellinger?

Robert Stock – Left with a hamstring injury. Not sure how they pulled it off, but the Mets’s rotation has negative one starter.

Edwin DiazLuis Rojas said there’s no thought being given to removing Diaz from the closer role. Then I say, think harder.

Wade Miley – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.72. It’s gonna be August and Wade Miley’s gonna have a sub-3 ERA, and you’re over there thinking about starting Andrew Heaney and his 5.50+ ERA.

Aristides Aquino – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer. The GGOATOAT homered off a righty. Maybe-Not-A-Hall-of-Famer Stephen Nogosek? Yes, but still, it’s something.

Joey Votto – 2-for-3 and his 12th homer. In case you haven’t seen a Cincy game recently, that park gives me the 2019 feels as balls just absolute zoom out of there.

Jonathan India – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer since Saturday. India with a hot schmotato, that he can turn into a tasty schmotato korma.

Amir Garrett – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 6.75, and the save. Muslim Mrs. Garrett becoming the lights-out closer I thought he could in March only for it to happen two months after I’ve dropped him everywhere is a fitting end to my Amir Garrett blurb.

Yoan Moncada – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and his 3rd homer in the last four games, and my number one Buy in the 2nd half after. Dot dot dot. (See next line.)

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer. Did you watch me motion wildly to Donaldson’s Statcast page and understand what I was doing or did you just wonder, “Why is he motioning wildly?”

Jorge Polanco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .255. So, this is slightly nuts. I’ve had Polanco for about two months in my RCL, and I know he’s doing all right. I looked at the 30-day Player Rater and saw he was around 75th overall, then I narrowed it down to 2nd basemen, and guess how many 2nd basemen are in the top 75. Forget it, you’ll never guess. Twenty! To give you an idea, there’s usually about 20 outfielders in the top 75, and maybe three to five 2nd basemen. Usually.

Hansel Robles – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and a home run allowed to Jose Abreu (3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs; his 18th homer) to put the finishing touches on my ulcer. Robles has reached the point where I have him on my teams, and I don’t want him ever called into the game.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4 and a slam (11) and legs (8), hitting .212. This were his first hits of the 2nd half. His definition of Max is different than mine.

John Means – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.72, as he was activated from the IL. He was excellent before the injury, and now, well, now is now. Which Means…? *looks both ways very slowly* I don’t know. I’m pretty torn on Means going forward. Hate pitchers with shoulder injuries.

Randy Arozarena – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer. Still pretty down on The Rice Bowl in a non-sexual way. Before his home run, Arozarena was the 1st player in ten years to have no homers, no steals and five caught stealings in a 20-game span.

Shane McClanahan – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.88. I’ll give it to Manoah, Gilbert and McClanahanananananananan. They didn’t look great in their first start or three, but they’ve settled in very nicely.

Zach Eflin – Hit the IL with patellar tendinitis. *sitting on a stoop in New York, snapping fingers* Patellar about it. Patellar all your crazy dreams. *sees you* Oh, hey, I’m the Piano Man. So, this is terrible Eflin news, or it’s a way to tamp down his innings.

Aaron Nola – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.64, as he was activated from the IL. You ever realize something about 32 years after everyone else? I just realized NOLA stands for New Orleans, Louisiana. Did everyone know this? You did, didn’t you? Haha, I’m so dumb. Any hoo! Nola’s been better than his ERA, but your league just counts ERA, huh?

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 21st homer. Lots of people don’t know this, but his full first name is Rhysespieces. I’m just a trivia buff!

Brett Gardner – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer. How bad are the Yankees? Audience refrain, “How bad are they?!” They’re so bad, they have the corpse of Brett Gardner hitting leadoff, and because they didn’t want him Zombino’ing around center, they called up Estevan Florial. Speaking of which…

Estevan Florial – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. 13 years of Spanish tells me Estevan translates to “It’s a van.” Pretty smart, huh? Florial is a guy who was hitting .213 in Triple-A. Though, he does have great speed, if, ya know, are so inclined.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer. Also, in this game, Gary Sanchez (2-for-3) hit his 17th homer. Oh, man, I think horny stuff with Giancarlo, but it is so sad that he’s hitting less homers than a catcher who went like 1-for-April-and-May.

Aroldis Chapman – 1 IP, 1 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.41, recorded his 17th save, and only one home run allowed to Andrew McCutchen. What success!

Spencer Turnbull – Will have Tommy John surgery. Um, because he needs it. Not for s’s and g’s.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.18. Finding myself look at pitch counts for every starter. Skubal was at 83 pitches when he got the gentle butt pat from Hinch. Streamonator also doesn’t like his next, for what it’s Cronenworth.

Robbie Grossman – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer since Saturday. Also, in this game, Eric Haase (1-for-4) hit his 14th homer. Okay, is it me (it’s not me) or does it feel like they’re using the 2019 baseballs again? Manfred! What are you up to now?

Johan Oviedo – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.81. *shakes John Gant’s Samsonian head* C’mon, Little Lucky Pitcher Factory in John Gant’s hair! *Johan Oviedo falls out* Nice!

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer. Sure am glad I wrote down the directions on how to take care of this Gremlin. Before reading the three simple rules, I’m going to put the written rules down by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Kris Bryant – Out with a hammy, but the only thing hurt is his trade value–Oops, the Ricketts’ Family just sent out a cease and desist, and I’m prohibited from mentioning Bryant’s injury, in case other teams are reading.

Josiah Gray – 4 IP, 4 ER in his 1st start. Hmm, maybe it wasn’t so great that I won him in my FAAB bidding. *laughs slowly as tears fall down my cheeks* So, that wasn’t ideal, but the 1927 Giants are not a team to mess with, and I’d try to hold Gray for another start, if you need him.

Chris Taylor – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer. Would’ve been better off drafting Chris Taylor in the 2nd round over Bellinger. Haha…*walks into the ocean*

Thairo Estrada – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Who? No idea! Look at this murderer’s row of production:  LaMonte Wade Jr. (1-for-3) hit his 9th (!); Alex Dickerson (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 9th (!), and Carl’s Jr. Jr. hit his 15th homer. The Giants could turn Cody Bellinger back into a top 15 overall hitter.

Tyler Rogers – 0 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.05, and his 5th blown save. Hey, sleepy head, you prolly went to sleep before this game concluded. So, let me be the first to tell you, Tyler Rogers dropped a turd in your bed, then lit it on fire.

John Nogowski – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. More like YES-gowski! RIGHT?! Right? Is anyone there…? Darkness falls, and the sun rises. This repeats a thousand times. A parched Grey raises his head, “YES-gowski?” We see Grey’s drawn Nogowski’s face on a volleyball.

Chris Sale – Sat 97 MPH in his 3 2/3 IP of scoreless rehab, and it’s time to giddy your ups, if Sale is out there for the getting.

Connor Joe – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his first major league homer. Two questions: Where’d he come from? Where’d he go?

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. It took me three hours to get the Cotton-Eyed Joe song out of my head from the Connor Joe blurb. Then I looked at the box score again, and saw, “Cron (14), Joe (1)” and I started another hour-long karaoke sesh of singing Cron-or-Eyed Joe.

Luis Garcia – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.86. How many more innings can he throw? Thanks for asking. I’d guess roughly 45 more innings.

Kyle Tucker – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer. Absolutely totally adjectively fine, but, also, not amazing.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4 and his 21st and 22nd homer. If I were an awards voter, I’d vote for Altuve for MVP, then put my MVP vote in a trash can, then go to Mailboxes Etc., and find out what the postage is for a trash can. Then find out what the postage is if I get inside the trash can, then find out the postage if I put five-to-seven days worth of meals in the trash can, then I would set up a GoFundMe to see if someone would pay for me to be shipped to the league office, and, if someone else paid, I’d ship myself with my vote for Altuve.

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Stephen King
Stephen King
1 year ago

My Fantrax app on my phone was not working properly. I deleted it. Now i cannot find where to download it again. Any help?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Can I Haase home run?

The Harrow
The Harrow
1 year ago

karinchak: you know somebody is good when he gets 3 pop outs in 5 pitches. that’s rare and sick. not as fantasy impressive than say a kimbrel, but it might be actually better in real life.

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

wow, yermin’s getting that taste of MLB success for a while then falling apart really did a job on him eh? quitting baseball now even while doing great in triple again. did somebody tell him that he might be able to latch onto some other team (esp with NL DH next year) in the near future that isn’t so stocked with DH only or partial types?

JC
JC
1 year ago

1.?Best one from list list to stick in a 12 teamer:
J Gray, Gomber, Gallen, Shane Mac
2. Would you drop Mahle, Flexen or Irvin for him?
3. Need to cut a RP. Saves and holds along with whip, era, wins, losses are all separate cats. D Castillo, Tanger, Hembree or Fairbanks

Hey thanks.

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ranger

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

If we can have 7 inning no hitters, we should also have 5 inning quality starts.

speill
speill
1 year ago

I was offered Eduardo Escobar straight up for Story. Hold or take the deal and trade away Story. Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I remember back when the consensus was that EE was a hot schmotato… wish I knew how much Chapman’s hip was going to affect him

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

RE: Trevor Rogers – someone on this site said he was expecting roughly 170 innings from Rogers, are we updating that to be 125ish now?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

but at the rate he’s going at roughly 5 IP per start, and the expectation that he’ll get shut down in August.. how would he get to 170?

Will
Will
1 year ago

Grabbed Bumgarner off the wires for Eflin, he went 5IP 1 ER but only 1 K today against the lowly Pirates (in line for the W unless Soria blows up again). Start him again next week at Texas? Thanks.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Also – Kiriloff out for the season after surgery on his wrist, fyi.

Zeke
Zeke
1 year ago

I still need to remove Means from my IL. Drop Trevor Rogers or Sean Manaea? Or just drop Means?

Zeke
Zeke
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Drop either of the other two for Touki?

Zeke
Zeke
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, man!

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Brujan optioned back to aaa. Hard to do much when you never got a chance to play. Not really sure how he fits on this team this year even if there is a trade.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: currently have story playing DH with franmil sitting on the bench (other ss is bichette). would you swap story for trout? or will trout not be back in time to make it worth while?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: soler with another HR today. nice call…would you swap him for blackmon?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

MadBum has tied me to the WHIPping post. Oy!

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

And didn’t even have the decency to give me a Quality Start!

PDXExpress
PDXExpress
1 year ago

Are we at the “see what you can get for him” phase with Bellinger yet? For instance, offer him for Donaldson? Or Conforto? I’m thinking poor season stats but maybe more clear line of sight to ROS upside for who I’d pursue. I can’t imagine many people trading me a pitcher with good stats at this point. Standard redraft league.

Glad to read you’re doing well.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Barlow for the save in KC. Do you like Clase or Barlow ROS?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

It looks like Dom Smith has come around. Do you like him or Duran as a 4th OF? Thanks.

KevinB
KevinB
1 year ago

Buster Posey … The Rest of Season Fantasy Baseball Projections For Hitters tool has him at 23/5/19/,262 and the Top 500 rankings had him at 42/6/45/.251. He has exceeded the Top 500 ranking estimates.

What are your ROS estimates for Buster Posey?

Commish Cauda
Commish Cauda
1 year ago

Only have one spot…saves (5) and holds (3) points league…add Amir Garrett or Trevor May?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

India or Ke’Bryan? Two weeks ago, I dropped India but now I think it was mistake. India is still available as FA. Should I drop Ke’Bryan?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hey Grey! How realistic do you think it is that Bauer is back soon / this year? I’m in a H2H league with playoffs the last 4-5 weeks of the season, sitting on a nonkeeper Bieber (who I traded a keeper Mahle for) and Sale in the IL. I also got Bauer on the cheap after his drama, which should theoretically set up nicely for playoffs.

Received an offer today from a rebuilding team for Julio Urias ($11, but wouldn’t keep) and Altuve ($17) for Bauer ($17 to keep) + Chisholm ($5). They would also prob due the P for P or hitter for hitter straight up.

Urias/Altuve side, no hesitation? Thanks!

LagunaBobbyI
LagunaBobbyI
1 year ago

Hey Grey, shallow 5×5 roto league, no specific needs just looking for overall value….pick up Dom Smith over either Wisdom or A Hays?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

1. I picked up Urias while Wong was on the IL, and now Wong is back. Urias or Wong ROS?

2. Give Kyle Gibson one more start, or drop him for Patrick Sandoval?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Intermediate/ROS (?) – Touki , Baumgarten, or Price?

Bruce Boclair
Bruce Boclair
1 year ago

Gallen looked pretty good in his last start. You think there’s a chance he gives good value down the stretch?
How would you rank these ROS? – Gallen, Sale, Gilbert
Thanks Grey

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Paddack goes 5.0IP, 0ER, 0.60WHIP… but only 1k.

I know it was the Braves, but is there reason for optimism?

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Who’s your favorite choice as a SP flyer for the ROS, Spencer Watkins, Taylor Widener, or Carlos Hernandez? Gracias!

packers2018
packers2018
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

I must be doing something wrong as I haven’t been able to open the buy and sell from Patreon. I used the password provided, case sensitive. Any Ideas why I can’t open it?

packers2018
packers2018
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I got it. Geeze…..

Bump Wills
Bump Wills
1 year ago

Luis Urias or Wong and is it close?
tu

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

I hope you are doing well.

I was offered the following trade, is it close?
His: Ray and Mahle
My: Romano and Plesac

I need pitching help…
My staff:

SP: Lynn, Mcclanhan, Peralta, plesac, fried, Gonsolin, Hendricks
RP: Hader, Kimbrel, Romano, Soria, Robles, Neris
IL: Flaherty, Carrasco
NA: Baz

Thank you!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Votto, Pollock, Santander, Upton, Marsh – need 2 ROS

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

I was starting Robbie Ray and Kyle Hendricks today.

I was also actually leaning to also starting Austin Gombers of Colorado at home against Seattle. Thoughts?

Thanks!

Martin

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!!!!

Martin

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Josh Rojas or DeJong as a waiver wire fill-in for Lindor? Thanks!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Of Conforto’s last 6 batted balls, 4 have had exit velocities of 100+ mph. He has 0 hits. Oof.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Definitely. Frustrating, but encouraging.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Perhaps the last Garver question today — Garver or Navarez?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

I know you’ve been calling out Framber’s regression. Can’t sell him for anything anymore. Would you drop him for Price or hold?

Ontilt1377
Ontilt1377
1 year ago

Contreras(CHC) or Garver? 5×5 roto

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Any interest in Houck over Touki? Would you prefer C. Javier for ERA, WHIP, Ks? Would you hold Urquidy over any of em? Thx.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotcha – thx. Will check SON

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Houck is in the pen right now.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  ray
1 year ago

nope, that was just some innings his first day up. he’s starting thurs. this has been known at least in public, since the night he was called up and got that 3 inning save.

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

L webb also available for 2-starts next week (tho v LAD and HOU)

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 year ago

Looking to trade for a 3B. Who do you like more rest of season – J-Ram or Machado?

M. Donald Grant Blows
M. Donald Grant Blows
1 year ago

Hayes or Donaldson?
thx

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey, my strategy with Luis Garcia is to wait for line ups to lock next week and get that mint two-step, then try to deal him for like E ROD or Jon Gray…what do you think?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

LOL I knew you would say that….I’m a bit higher on him. Kind of has Nola syndrome this year.

ray
ray
1 year ago

Grey, what are your thoughts on Patrick Corbin? What is wrong with him? Grabbed him on waivers and thinking streamer…

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Fair enough. We’ll see…

Cable
Cable
1 year ago

h/h points 12 team redraft start 5 SPer per week

ROS ….. Price, Toussaint or Muller

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Touki or Kikuchi?

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
1 year ago

How badly are you down on Arozarena? He was dropped in my league and i was thinking of replacing Kirilloff with him?

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: sagnof, who do you like between chafin and bednar? thanks!

adam goldstein
adam goldstein
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

@Grey: thanks. what about these guys for an end of the bench streamer in redraft?

josiah gray
jon gray
houck
price

ray
ray
Reply to  adam goldstein
1 year ago

I’ll bet Grey like Gray, and not just for name’s sake

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
1 year ago

Jon Gray

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oops
Jon looks great

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

Sandoval or Touki?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Rostering SP questions. In several leagues, I have a decent lead and thus more concerned with late season/playoffs.

1. Framber and Means on my roster. Should I cut one for Touki?

2. Kim and Irvin on my roster. Should I cut one for Touki?

3. Odorizi and Trvor Rogers on my roster. Available FAs are Touki, Megil, and Irvin. Which moves should I make?

4. Wainwright on my roster (one move left this week). Available FAs are Touki, Megil, and Sandoval. Who’s my add?
4a. Also Ynoa (IL) is available. But if I claim him (for an IL slot), wouldn’t be able to complete my roster until next week.

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

K. Hayes or McMahon?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Uno mas por Randito!

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

Which 3B would you rather have long term (keeper):

Chapman
Bohm
Segura
JD Davis
France

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

You starting Cease today v. Min? (-$3.7)

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

On the topic of closers, Alex Reyes is dude who has been doing really well for me, but I have little to no interest in for next year. The road to pitching success is not paved with walks to Sergio Alcantara after having him down 0-2.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

he’ll be starting next year.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Your Robles feelings are like how I feel about Edwin Diaz. Sigh.

Larry womack
Larry womack
1 year ago

Any interest in Patino-coming up on Thursday to face Clev. Haven’t done well in the show but is killing it in AAA
Thanks

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Love that write up.

I have a guy in my 10 team 5×5 cat league trying to get Robbie Ray from me. I’m thinking of a counter like this:

My:
– Ray
– Kikuchi
– Tapia

His:
– Logan Gilbert
– Dylan Cease
– Starling Marte

What are your thoughts on this? I can scope out some other possibilities if you think it would be better. Ray has definitely been one of my best (top 3 for me are Ray, Wheeler, and Yu), but this seems like it could be close.

Thanks in advance for the help!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Great thank you. One more- Would you rather have Alex Wood or Cease in that same trade?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

In the hunt for this year and just lost Pablo – it’s a keeper league. Would you ship Pablo for some immediate help in E-Rod hoping he turns it around ROS? QS and K/9 in a 6×6, no W.

Gracias

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

8 team redraft BB k,s count

Would you add moncada over any of gallo, f. Reyes, Adames

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Rostering SP questions. In several leagues, I have a decent lead and thus more concerned with late season/playoffs.

1. Framber and Means on my roster. Should I cut one for Touki?

2. Kim and Irvin on my roster. Should I cut one for Touki?

3. Odorizi and Trvor Rogers on my roster. Available FAs are Touki, Megil, and Irvin. Which moves should I make?

4. Wainwright on my roster (one move left this week). Available FAs are Touki, Megil, and Sandoval. Who’s my add?
4a. Also Ynoa (IL) is available. But if I claim him (for an IL slot), wouldn’t be able to complete my roster until next week.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
1 year ago

Lil Wayne and Cash Money put NOLA on the map

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

That’s how you begin the day Randy!

MarvPesos
Marv
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 40 moves (used 6) – no streaming

Someone has proposed the following trade:

MY: Goldschmidt
FOR HIS: Nelson Cruz

It’s a Yahoo league so Cruz only has Util eligibility and this manager is right next to me in the standings so I’m a bit nervous to deal with him (dn’t want to make his team better if I can help it – he obviously has a whole in the 1B/CI position to fill).

My team:
C – M. Stassi
1B – E. Hosmer
2B – J. Chisholm Jr. (IL)
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – T. Turner
CI – P. Goldschmidt
MI – J. India
LF – C. Yelich
CF – M. Conforto
RF – A. Kirilloff
Util – T. Mancini
BN – R. Laureano
IL – L. Voit (IL)
IL – K. Marte (IL)

SP – W. Buehler
SP – S. Gray
SP – T. Mahle
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – M. Barnes (RP)
P – T. Gonsolin
BN – J. Means
BN – D. Price
BN – J. Odorizzi
BN – L. Gilbert
BN – J. Montgomery
IL – A. Civale (IL)
IL – C. Carrasco (IL)
Thanks, Marv

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Nola has been a huge letdown. As you mentioned era counts. Fip is a run less than his era. His babip is .330 and his gb rate is down 10%. Do you expect any of this to normalize ros? He is striking guys out but man the predictive stats don’t seem to be very helpful. At one point do we just give up hope that he’ll turn it around or are have you reached that point already?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I keep saying / thinking that. I am sure he’ll be better next year when I don’t draft him

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

he’ll be a lot cheaper so more of us will own him next year.

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
1 year ago

Think Logan Gilbert is shutdown early and/or has 60 more innings?

16 team keeper league, salaries rise $5/year except for AAA guys under 150AB, keep 15 $300 budget.

My Noelvi Marte ($3) + Bobby WItt ($5)
His Cronenworth ($6)+ Logan Gilbert ($4)

Dude at Dude's
Dude at Dude's
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you sir! Glad to hear you made it through your procedure!

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

You doing it all for the Touki, come on, the Touki, come on, in shallow leagues? Is he a keeper or a streamer?

Thanks!

Garbage Day
Garbage Day
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Over Gomber?

Thanks!

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

I’m thinking of straight dropping T. Rogers. He’s got a meh to bad upcoming schedule and looks done. It’s a rather shallow league with good streaming options. Do it?

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

Please rank Kelenic, Duran, and Laureano. Thx.

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

What happens with Marsh when Upton and Trout are back?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I was trying to see if they can get him enough ABs to be worth holding on to.I guess barring an injury he’s toast,plus Adell is another fly in the marsh.

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 year ago

Ty France or Jed Lowrie to replace Jazz

ashtray
ashtray
1 year ago

I inherited a team where you can keep 10 forever and have been cobbling together MI’s all year long.

This year is kind of a bust so which two do you like long-term out of:

France
Jorge Polanco
Segura
Lux
Straw
Chisholm
Happ
Hoerner
Solak

7×7 Hitter cats include H & BB.

Could also stash Abrams, Luciano, Austin Martin, Madrigal, Jeter Downs…

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

The other day after you released your “BUY SELL HOLD” video and recommendation to Buy Josh Donaldson, I decided to take a closer look. I went to Donaldson’s page on Baseball Savant.

Oh my. Oh My-Oh My. Oh my-Oh-my-Oh-my-my!!!!

Sometimes you amaze me with this stuff. Very nice call.

He’s been on fire since you mentioned him as a BUY. And he’s been in my lineup everyday (although I play him everyday anyway). Still, a very nice call. I’m like you, I don’t really care for Josh either. Too injury prone. But those numbers don’t lie.

From now on, I dub thee: NostraGrayas.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Dude, he’s smashing the ball. I mean, there’s no argument at all. If he keeps that up, he’ll have a monster second half. And you saw it first.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Morning Grey,

STart or sit these pitchers today:

Flexen @ COL
McCullers at home vs CLE
Paddack @ ATL
Urias at home vs SF

Leaning to starting all but Paddack, Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

sit flexen and Paddack?

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
1 year ago

What’s up brother…. I was offered this deal in a dynasty and am wrestling with it.
I give Matt Olson
I get J.Walsh and Y.Alvarez

Basically for me it comes down to how much do we trust Walsh moving forward.

JeF With 1 F
JeF With 1 F
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sweet…thank you. Hope all is well with you and yours

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

JD Davis not in lineup today. Translation, he’ll get a pinch hit homer while on my bench.

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Points league: Moncada or Riley ROS?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You are a gentleman and a scholar, thank you.

Love this game
Love this game
1 year ago

Xander or Machado for across the board categories in a roto redraft ROS?

Also, Gallo or Eloy ROS?

BAC
BAC
1 year ago

5×5 OBP, 11 team. Need to add a few pitchers as I have too many bench bats after doing some prospect speculating. Probably need to add two pitchers / streaming spots and dump two position guys

Pitchers available: Gonsolin, Sandoval, Megill, Touki, Zach Thompson or stream
IL is Schwarber and Chisholm but I have Robert too.
Hitters: A. Garcia, Biggio, Brujan, D. Moore (who seems to be hitting all of a sudden)

Who to add/drop?

BAC
BAC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry its Arolis. He’s been pretty meh since being on fire.

BAC
BAC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you.

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Grey, any inside scoop from your Marlins guy about Jazz? I know he said he thinks out for season but haven’t seen any confirmation out there.

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

eff it, im gonna just drop him and trust your guy

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

After the MRI, Mattingly simply said, “It doesn’t look good.” A comment like that from an MLB person is no bueno.