Prospect Itch started touting Tucker Davidson in 2019, then added this year, “A hard-throwing lefty with command issues.” Just about sums up Tucker Davidson, doesn’t it? If you saw the clip of him this winter at Driveline, you know why his name is Tucker, because he was throwing in his underwear. He doesn’t jam hitters, he will Jame hitters, as in Jame Gumb. Tucker Davidson isn’t a game show host, he’s a Jame show host. He doesn’t just drop in a 79 MPH curve, he puts it in a basket and lowers it into a hole. His stuff — well, impressive, but nine of ten dentists agree there will be caveats. Since it was one of two games on early yesterday, I watched Davidson (5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 5 BBs, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.31), and he looks like he is a bad luck start away from a 2/3 IP, 7 ER outing with very little idea where the ball is going. Luckily, the hitters don’t really know either. Could see using the Streamonator, and maybe risking it all for the rookie nookie, but he’s dangerous, due to his command.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Dansby Swanson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd in two games. Please bring your hands in, we’re closing the Buy Low Window.

Patrick Corbin – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.28. Early on Corbin had a shutout, and I was screaming, because I benched Corbin this week to start C-Mart and Paddack as I am absolutely owning the day and the night, but then the Gods of Patrick Corbin Is Not Good showed up. Thank you, Gods of Patrick Corbin Is Not Good, though your grammar is weird.

Charlie Blackmon – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer. Please get hot, Chazz Noir, and I promise to buy all the harlequin romance novels where you’re on the cover.

Jake Odorizzi – 3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 7.16. Predator blood is in the same locker room, you can’t grab some?

Martin Perez – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.09. Certain guys you might notice are not high on my list to talk about. Sometimes they get mentioned on short schedule days because, well, there’s nothing else to talk about. Marty P. is one of those guys. I don’t mention guys who have 6 K/9 and terrible walk rates. Dot dot dot. Until now. Whoa, Martin Perez eating his Wheaties? His peripherals now: 8 K/9, 2.8 BB/9, 4.21 xFIP, using xFIP there, because his homers allowed is a bit suppressed for him. Fenway sucks, and Perez has a long track of not being good, but his numbers are legitimately better than past years. Could say Streamonator for him, but it will never like him, due to his large sample of sucking. You might be able to try him, but it will have to be against the robot wishes.

Yuli Gurriel – 3-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .310. Could Yuli be heating up already? It’s not even Juli.

Kolten Wong – Left the game with an oblique injury. Why did we ever invent the oblique in 2009? It’s a story as old as time. Man invents body part, body part gets injured. 120 years ago, some dumb scientist guy was like, “Hey, this is a kidney.” Then someone got a kidney infection, drank a bottle of medicine called “cocaine,” and died. Stop meddling in science!

Christian Yelich – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .253. Will be interesting to see how Counsell rearranges the lineup if Wong is out. Does he move everyone up, hit Vogelbach leadoff and get carted away to a mental asylum? Or does he put the .126-hitting Hiura at leadoff?

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer, hitting .246. Without exaggeration, Avisail has been the one Brewer on offense who hasn’t been offensive.

Jackie Bradley Jr. – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer, hitting .160. JBJ’s claim to fame was three walks in his Major League debut. That was eight years ago and also his best game ever.

Luis Urias – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer, a pinch-hit jobber, but also his 2nd homer in two games, and, tell all the housewives, we have a Wong replacement.

Madison Bumgarner – Hit the IL with shoulder inflammation. Diamondbacks said they are hoping he can make his next start. Oh…*watches every Ken Burns documentary, then*…kay.

Ketel Marte – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .375. Oh em gee, I love him.

Carson Kelly – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .283. He cooled a bit after his injury stint, so hopefully this is the return of Carsonio — woo woo woo!

Vladimir Gutierrez – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.70. I watched him for about four innings during dinner. However, I’m currently in the desert, and, because everyone here is over the age of 80, there’s no indoor dining yet, so I was sitting outside at dinner, in the 105-degree heat, with the sun shining onto the TV screen. So, Gutierrez looked like a glare.

Jesse Winker – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. He’s hitting .348 on the year, and hitting behind the leadoff man, Eugenio Suarez (0-for-5, 1 run) who is hitting .158.

Ke’Bryan Hayes – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .333 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him Back In Your Lineup” Department said, “When I’m on vacation, I go by the name Skip Hassles.”

Bryan Reynolds – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and four homers in the last week. He’s not in this afternoon’s Buy column, because I think he’s rostered in more than 50% of leagues, but, honestly, I’m not sure. If he’s available in your league, no reason to not grab him.

Elieser Hernandez – Left the start with what looked like a six to eight weeks-type injury. He hurt himself running the bases, which is the number one thing people want to watch pitchers do. Next is hitting, then bunting, then pitching. That order.

Logan Webb – Hit the IL with a shoulder strain. If Aaron Sanchez returns within a few days from his shoulder strain, well, I’ll say that’s a little too coincidental.

Anthony DeSclafani – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.51. Wood screwed us, and, similarly, Anthony got us recently in DeScla-fanny, but you have to start Giants’ starters at home.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .255. Crawford is pretty emblematic of the Giants. He’s been so successful with little fanfare for fantasy — fanfaretasy? — just like the Giants quietly have the best record in baseball.

Joc Pederson – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .236. At some point, he’s going to retire, and people will look back at his career, and be like, “Why did he always hit leadoff?”

A.J. Pollock – Activated from the IL. Fun fact! Pollock was the first artist to get a compliment on his drip. As for A.J., if he’s playing, it’s a solid lineup to grab counting stats.

Jonathan Villar – Day-to-day with his hamstring. With the Mets, that means an August return.

James McCann – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in two games, and possibly the hottest hitter in baseball. Catcher or otherwise.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. FTJ is so special he misses a handful of games, returns and doesn’t miss one single beat.

Edward Olivares – Optioned to the minors. In Kansas City, they call the Whopper, a ‘Royale with pleas to keep Olivares up.’ Welp, that sucks, but we’ll see him again soon.

Salvador Perez – 2-for-4, and his 13th and 14th homer, hitting .284. Sal P. is killing all narratives this year. A) A catcher can’t play every day. B) After a big contract, a guy won’t play well. C) There’s no C.

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .153. His average made me search to see who had the worst average for a regular, and, congratulations, Hunter Dozier!

Josh Donaldson – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer. More importantly, no calf injuries.

Justin Upton – 1-for-3 and his 11th homer. Wow, didn’t he just go hot schmotato streaking? Or did he not stop? Like someone saying Altuve is tall, it might be the latter.

Jared Walsh – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer. People were talking yesterday in the comments about Walsh hitting sixth and Phil Gosselin hitting leadoff. Yes, it’s a horror film called, The Maddoning.

Griffin Canning – 3 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.82. At home vs. the Mariners? Oh, fire Canning into orbit. He’s done-zo.

Kyle LewisMariners are hopeful he can return at some point in 2021. Yeah, if the Mariners manage to make the playoffs. “Wow, that is the first time a team is no-hit three games in a row in a best of five series.”

Kendall Graveman – Headed to do a rehab assignment. He’s been in quarantine since May 16th. For some reason, that reminds me of this picture of someone’s grandmother:

Andrew Vaughn – Hit the Covid IL. Corresponding move was recalling Gavin Sheets, who is mostly known for his IBS.

Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .299. Going to guess he has a .375 BABIP. Okay, now I will check. HAHAHAHAHAHA–What is the deal with Moncada and insane BABIPs? .375 is barely 50 points from his actual BABIP. How does he have two of the past three years with BABIPs over .400? That’s not rhetorical. Seriously, dubya tee eff? Okay, fine, I’ll check why myself. Wow, his walks are great! His HardHit% is amazing! His xBA is .292! Damn, he’s really transformed into a solid hitter, and I sent away Jake Diekman to trade for Moncada.

Yasmani Grandal – 1-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .137. The anti-Moncada average. The number of walks Grandal is taking is pretty impressive for an 80-year-old senior in a mall at 7 AM, it’s even more impressive for him.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.23. That’s it, I’m flying to Chicago to carry Vin Diesel movies around by Lynn to ward off the Regression Fairies.

Tim Anderson – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .296. Tim doesn’t slip, time does; listen to Steve Miller.

Willi Castro – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer, hitting near-.350 in the last week, but it’s been a dearth of anything for a long time from Castro. Though, not as long as Yermin Mercedes (0-for-3). What’s Mercedes hitting since Tony Lol Russa irrationally called him out for hitting a home run?

Casey Mize – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.34. If you must know, his peripherals are yawnstipating. They don’t make me Smize, trademark Tyra Banks.

Ryan Yarbrough – 9 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.95. Kevin Cash has damaged me so badly that I saw Yarbrough’s line and I thought, “Wow, he pitched into the 10th inning, after starting in the 2nd?”

Ji-Man Choi – Out with groin soreness. Me too when I see him do splits.

Austin Meadows – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 5 RBIs, and his 14th homer, hitting .244. This offseason Austin Meadows found Joey Gallo sleeping on a park bench, extracted his DNA and injected it into his veins.

Gerrit Cole – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.26. Not a fan of top pitchers, but this game was screaming, “Domo arigato, give us umps that are Mr. Roboto.”

Miguel Andujar – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in the last four games, and 15th homer in the last ten hours. OH EM GEE, my Man-dujar is hot. He will be in this afternoon’s Buy column, which is already on the Patreon.

Gleyber Torres – 0-for-3. Not to pick on this dude two days in a row, but it looked like he got into one, and the ball sailed out about 270 feet for a lazy fly ball out. Yo, we don’t want no scrubs. A scrub is a guy that thinks a weak fly is a home run.

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Zeke
Zeke
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Not only did Salvador Perez hit two homers last night, he has 4 HRs in his last 2 games. The guy is a beast! I traded for him before the season started with a guy who set his team to autodraft and ended up with 3 catchers (including Realmuto) and very few SPs (I traded Mahle away). It’s turned out to be a good deal for both of us. Perez is a work horse.

Thanks for the daily recaps. They are awesome and provide a nice break in my day. Have a great weekend, man!

Yu Complete Me
Yu Complete Me
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Great stuff as always!

I was offered Musgrove and Arozerana for Giolito in a H2h 12 team keeper. Standard categories

I already have Betts, O’Neil, Garcia, Grisham and Castellanos as outfielders but adding another one can’t hurt right!?

Thanks,

Cersy

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Are you looking to hold Story with him returning next week as it’s been a slow start or would you try to move him before he presumbly gets traded out of Coors in the next 6-7 weeks?

Also, thoughts on Brandon Belt ROS?

Thanks

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks – I’ve been riding the Johnny Schoop train in his absence and TOOT TOOT!

OddBall Herrera
OddBall Herrera
1 year ago

Gonsolin on Manoah ROS? Super alarmed, not by the results, but by the velo drop from Manoah last start.

Russowl
Russowl
1 year ago

How would rank solak , Dom smith and happ?

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

Moncada for Diekman? How the hell………

K. Hayes, Kirilloff, N. Lowe

Odd man out is………….

The Scooter
The Scooter
1 year ago

the Earl of Grey-
whilst I wait for Seager to come back…
I have Jazz (2B & SS) and Gleybor manning middle infield. That would be fine except Gleybor is horrible.
Schoop on scrap heap – swap Torres for Schoop or keep the faith ?
tx

Bish
Bish
1 year ago

Grey,

Can you rank Escobar, Edman, Cronenworth ros pts league? Thanks.

Leo Foster
Leo Foster
1 year ago

Hi Grey – I have Molina, Kelly is on wire.
Keep Yadi or grab Carson?
tank u
tank u

KevinB
KevinB
1 year ago

HI Grey!

Paul DeJong and Didi Gregorius are on my IR/DL but I only have room for one of them since I picked up Crawford and Wendle off of the WW also I have Story on the IR/DL as well. Which player, Paul DeJong and Didi Gregorius, do you feel will be a better option for the ROS?

KevinB
KevinB
Reply to  KevinB
1 year ago

or should I dropped both of the? LOL

KevinB
KevinB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you! Have a good weekend!

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

I’ve had Gleyber in my UT spot for a few weeks with little to show for it. Should I drop him for Jazz, IKF, or Mountcastle (who seems to be showing signs of life now), or keep waiting for Torres? Thanks.

Lil Petey
Lil Petey
1 year ago

Looking to fill the hole left by the Flaherty injury. My current SPs are Glasnow, Rogers, Gray, Pablo, Cease. Head to head categories with Wins and Quality Starts.

I am seeing Mahle, Framber, Alzolay, and Gonsolin. Would like to pick up one and maybe a second. Which to add and/or swap?

Thanks Grey and have a great weekend!

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: sagnof – which two do you like of these guys?

holland
sims
antone
fry
sulser
robles

thanks!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? Two blurbs about Bryan Reynolds in one week! You are “Grey” aren’t you?

Dude needs more love. He’s 6’3, a former 2nd round pick out of Vanderbilt and sports a mustache. Had a .314AVG/.377OBP/.503SLG over 491 AB’s his rookie season (2019). Like most players, was awful last season and now is a top-25 outfielder on the player rater.

Happy Friday!

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I guess it depends on what kind of a league you play in.

PoppRob
PoppRob
Reply to  Slimcompoop
1 year ago

Agree I love Reynolds

Am in 1st place, 12-teamer. His ranks on my team:
Runs 7th, Hits 4th, Doubles 2nd, Hrs 6th, Rbi 7th, AVG 1st, OBP 2nd, SLG 6th

Vash
Vash
1 year ago

Is Glabber Torres any good? It’s been over 2 years since he was good….did he just have one of those unusually lucky seasons?

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
1 year ago

Greetings!

Just got an offer of Albies / Pham for my Solak / Clase / Miami Rogers.

I’ve got Lindor and Semien, so Albies would play for Lindor (Semien at SS) until he’s going (which might be happening).
My OFs are:
Catellanos / Kiriloff / Solak,
with K.Lewis / t Grisham / Springer on the IL (grisham should be back tonight, i believe)

If i give clase, i’d still have Romano and Barnes to close.

If i give Miami Rogers, my remaining Sps would be:

Cease
Manoah
PabLo
The Bassit Hound of the Baskervilles
Fried
McClanahan
A. Wood
L Severino (IL)

12-team H2H 5×5 OBP

Pham would be an upgrade over Solak and maybe Kiriloff, but would sit once Grisham and Springer are back (if Springer ever plays again).

I had approached this league-mate about Albies a few weeks ago, while Lindor was still doing nothing. not sure Albies still fits for me, though maybe i could then have some options to explore trading for someone to replace Miami Rogers.

What say you? This season has me completely twisted up in my thinking.

Much gratitude, for both the advice, and for making mornings so much more fun.

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I certainly see your point, considering i’ve got 4 IL’d players, but only 2 IL slots.
I’m hesitant to trade away what has been my most consistent SP, so far, but desperate times etc.
Much obliged, mine liege.

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

June 4th and billy Hamilton has more rbi sb and until yesterday had more hr than yelich #LiFe’SgoOd.

So glad I held on to elieser for 2 months to get those 5 good innings now hes out “for a long time” according to Mattingly. I have Story, Franmil, and JD Davis clogging up my IL and Gonsolin wasting a bn spot.
My team went from great on draft day to non-performing and or hurt by April 15. Nearly everyone I pickup gets hurt immediately too it’s great Longoria, Villar and 3 others. Luckily I’ve salvaged Mullins, Grichuk, Rosario off the scrap heap, flipped Luis Castillio for A Riley when he was cold, fixed some of my sp with Rodon, Taijuan, Alzolay sorry mostly venting but what would you do with Elieser 10tm redraft? Me thinks cut, but I wanted to be sure the FA pool is a lot uglier than it was on may 1. Thank you in advance.

Screwballs
Screwballs
1 year ago

Needs some advice. Between all of the DTDs and ILs, I have accumulated too many good but not great batters in an 8 team keeper league using OBP.

I have KB Hayes coming off the IL, and need to drop someone-Dom Smith, CJ Cron, J Bell or R Grossman.

Who’s the drop?

Screwballs
Screwballs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks; have a great weekend!

Gary Z
Gary Z
1 year ago

Grey,

10 teamh2h , ive used 55/100 moves for the reg season due to losing idiot Ozuna and freak injuries to others, obviously I want to be careful with the limited moves I have left. Being a 10 teamer, I want some insight on my lineup on guys could lose, guys I could add. I feel like I shouldn’t need bench bats, can’t stand it, but hard decisions to make.

Non traditional cats: R,HR,RBI, TB, K, SB, AVG, OPS Pitch QS,W,L, K, SV, HD, ERA, WHIP

c Buster
1b Rizzo
2b Ed Escobar
3b Devers
SS Edman
IF Walsh
LF Yeli
CF Belli
RF Bryant
OF Mullins
UT JD Martinez
UT Pollock
BN Bohm
BN Pham

Starters: Peralta, Snell, Hendricks, Gausman, Gonsolin, Maeda, Stroman, Domingo German, Manoah, Luis Garcia

Relievers: Diaz, Pressly, Neris, Graveman, Antone, Austin Adams, Pagan, Gallegos

FA’s available: Corbin, Martin Perez, Poteet, Kaprielan, Alex Cobb, Sims, MadBum,Omar Narvaez, Manuel Margot, Kiriloff, Ty France, McKinstry, Upton

I really appreciate your help!…Have a great weekend!

-Gary

Gary Z
Gary Z
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks man, have a great weekend!

omar
omar
1 year ago

10 team Weekly H2H 6×5 (standard + OPS):

A: Ketel, Bieber
B: Yordan, Julio Urias, Trev Rogers

omar
omar
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I have B. Really trying to package JU and TR based on innings limit predictions. Gonna stash Sevy with the extra spot to try and have a formidable staff come playoff time. Should I ignore that and just hold those two?

JB
JB
1 year ago

Grandma in a cage…..LMAO !!!

ail caesar
ail caesar
1 year ago

Dropping Valdez in S+HOLDS league? Hasn’t gotten either in nearly a month.

Thanks

183414
183414
1 year ago

What happened to Mercedes ? I haven’t moved him out of the util. slot, and just know as soon as I do he’ll go off.
LaRussa is a d bag, but can’t blame 0-40 on Tony.

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

But does he rebound ?

Cuna
Cuna
1 year ago

Zunino or Mercedes ROS?
Thanks!

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Hello Grey,

12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS QS Redraft

Which side of the following:

Gausman or Bryant

Means or Grisham when returns

Thanks

pizza5788
pizza5788
1 year ago

Please rank Cease Eflin McClanahan Kikuci

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Tucker Davidson would make an excellent split personality who hosted a cable news show and argued conservative versus liberal politics vehemently with himself for an hour.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

In the middle of a rebuild in my 12 team keeper league (10 players kept) so not as concerned with ROS right now. Do you think Reynolds is a legit long-term option, or do you think Larnach has more upside in 2022?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Me too lol

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Every Ken Burns documentary?! Even the one about cancer: “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies?”

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

I mean, Meadows is hitting like .429 with 4 HR, 11 RBI & a SB over the last week (.300 over the last 2) which isn’t very Gallo-esque. Dude’s been en Fuego. He & Tucker both got hot at the same time & they’re carrying my squad.

Also I finally got tired of Grandal’s shenanigans & added McCann. I wish I could say I’m a draft genius, but half my best players are guys other teams dropped. lol

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Perhaps phrasing still matters. Because yikes.

Incidentally, “DNA injection” would be a great band name.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Alas, their second album “hot Mayo meat missile” was not met with the same commercial success, and the band faltered.

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

Would you trade Rendon for K Hayes? Who do you view having the better 2nd half?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

1. Munch, Rizzo, Cease or A. Riley and Alonso?

2. Please pick 4 in order: Vaughn, Schwarber, Rosario, Happ, Eaton, Dozier, Mount, Calhoun, McNeil

Thanks!

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
1 year ago

Please add Pollock to 2

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you!

Fleeced
Fleeced
1 year ago

I need to drop 2 of these guys, who is first to go and who is second?

Mountcastle, Schwarber, Torres, Wisdom or Schoop?

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
1 year ago

Should I drop Pineda to pick up Kikuchi? I am in a limited transaction 10 team league (i have made 21 of a max 40 moves) and I need to strengthen my pitching with Flaherty on the IL

I have Flaherty, Buhler, Framber, DeSclafani, Pineda, Mahle, Cease and McClanahan. I have Sale on the IL and noticed that Severino is on waivers so wondering if i should drop someone to make that move now? (turnbull and Webb are the other SPs on waivers)

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
Reply to  Trishul Jotangia
1 year ago

Also love reading you articles, really helps break up a work day!!! :)

jose
jose
1 year ago

Just thought I’d drop a friendly note to make sure everyone saw the reports that MLB is stating it has completed it’s investigation phase of illegal substance use by pitchers and intends to move to the next phase that seems to be hinting at action against those who use illegal substances. If you see a pitchers performance drop, could be related.

jose
jose
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, it’s supposedly so rampant that it may just be everyone’s pitchers. Hopefully my hitters make up for my pitchers (insert shrug emoji here).

Have a great weekend Grey!

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
1 year ago

Would you drop Kaprelian or Poteet to activate Uracutie tomorrow? It’s 18 team with L and QS extra cats.

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey. Uracutie

Worm Burner
Worm Burner
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Should I have any interest in Biggio or let him sit on the waiver wire? For ROS only

Biggio > Ian Happ?

Thanks man, enjoy the day!

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
1 year ago

Pivetta, Garcia, Perez, Gilbert

There could be innings issues for Garcia and Gilbert.

Murph
Murph
1 year ago

Happy Friday Grey!

Time to cut kelenic for renfroe or andujar or mountcastle?

Is staumont the closer when he gets back? I’m holding him but could cut him for one of the outfielders above to hold me over until kelenic or Kiriloff get going….

Thanks buddy!

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
Reply to  Murph
1 year ago

Do you have to start them or do you have bench space? If possible, I would keep Kellenic rostered but benched……he’s uber talented and should turn things around, hopefully.

Murph
Murph
Reply to  BtheEsq.
1 year ago

C Realmuto and Contreras (I know – trying to trade 1)
Infield
Abreu edman swanson torres machado moncada (mondesi)
Outfield
Soto castellanos guerriel kiriloff kelenic (Harper)
Pitching
Darvish gausman berrios mahle adzolay (gonsolin)
Clase GSoto fulmer antone sims feyereisen (staumont)

Who do i cut for renfroe, andujar, mountcastle (or Herrera) or stay put?

BBBoston
BBBoston
1 year ago

Grey,

In AL-Only 5×5 (8 keeper league). Pitching, as you know pitching is sparse and I just made a trade to pick up a group of cats and dogs: Gilbert, Martin Perez, Pivetta and Luis Garcia. Please rank those 4 ROS. THANKS!

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
Reply to  BBBoston
1 year ago

Pivetta, Garcia, Perez, Gilbert

There could be innings issues for Garcia and Gilbert.

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

I’m sitting on Mercedes as my only catcher in a 10T mixed h2h. My initial draft-day guy, McCann, is finally hitting, but I’d have to drop Bohm, France, or N Lowe for him (they’re all backups for me at their position) — which would you send packing?

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Phil
1 year ago

If I can also get Bryan Reynolds, is there a second you’d drop for him?

fausto
fausto
Reply to  Phil
1 year ago

France not close imo.

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
Reply to  Phil
1 year ago

Drop Yermin for McCann, drop France for Reynolds.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Phil
1 year ago

I was in the same position. I dropped Yermin for McCann.

Phil
Phil
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

I’m not yet ready to give up entirely on Yermin yet. He’s 6-for-51 since TLR’s public dragging, but I’ve gotta believe he’ll come back from that before long, unless La Russa is constantly staring daggers at him still and we have to worry about the emotional toll of still sharing a clubhouse.

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
1 year ago

Tonight is fright night. Snell #1 on streamonater vs the mets. Kind of like just got in my seat on a feared coaster ride and just before it starts to get going you say to yourself “what the heck am I doing here?

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

My crystal ball shows a rage drop of Snell tonight.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Morning Grey,

Add one or more of => Chisholm, Segura, Dom Smith, Mountcastle, Schoop?
Drop one or more of => Bell, Kirilloff, Hampson, Bohm, Andujar?

10 T H2H. Thank you.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Disrespectful!
6/9 last 2 days. Raised avg from .229 to .245 with one game, if you can trust Yahoo, which is a hot take though.

Alrighty Sir, I did it and I just couldn’t do it alone and now with your help it feels so great, I could jazz.

Have a great one!

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
1 year ago

3B Dropped Chapman for Sano 2 weeks a go. Dropped Sano for Seager just in time before game last night . Going forward Seager or Donaldson?

3B in another league (deeper) Fuentes of Urshela?

Finally cut the cord on Fried. If it wasn’t for Grey’s opinion I probably would have stayed a little longer but with Framber on the wire I made the switch. Now someone just dropped Cease. I think I am going to stay on board with Framber. Right?

Thanks

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Just for grins, I saw that Crawdaddy is the 8th Shortstop on the Player Rater, 4th in HRs, 3rd in RBIs. Can you imagine if he played in a different stadium?

G
G
1 year ago

In my keeper league Im trying to trade a package of Vaughn and Manoah to get a solid OF or Utility player. I have no intention of keeping Manoah or Vaughn. Was targeting Edman but this team is hesitant to let him go and offered Pham. Not a huge Pham fan but wondering your thoughts. My league has both AVG and OBP categories also

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
Reply to  G
1 year ago

Would not do that for Pham in a keeper league.

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
1 year ago

Grey,

Just wanted to say thank you again for your help yesterday with my trades. You’re like a north star in a vast void of ignorance that is my troglodyte brain. That said, another guy in my league is now circling Lindor… I’m eyeballing his Yu Darvish. Whatchoo think? Hold or go for it?

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Well I tend to agree, but I need to drop someone soon anyway after the monster trade yesterday. What if I offer

Narvarez
Lindor
McGee

for

Darvish
Carson Kelly

Overpay knowing I’ll probably have to cut McGee anyway (picked up Kimbrel in the big trade)?

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Your faith in Lindor is keeping me grounded here. I’ll drop McGee. Thanks man

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hitting .391 in the last week! (giant eyeballs emoji)

Cuna
Cuna
1 year ago

Cruz or Yordan ROS?
thanks!

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
Reply to  Cuna
1 year ago

Yordan

406mtechdigger
406mtechdigger
1 year ago

Thanks Grey!

Points Keeper League

Was offered Flaherty ($150) and Dansby ($40) for Fried ($40) and Trea Turner ($125). My pitching staff is Ryu, Lynn, P Lopez, Means, Mahle, Valdez and Fried. Any thoughts are appreciated!

BAC
BAC
1 year ago

11 team 5×5 OBP.

Adolis and Berrios for Devers?

Devers with a 351 OBP which is pretty surprising for his profile.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  BAC
1 year ago

Devers, for sure

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
Reply to  BAC
1 year ago

Devers side

TomTom
TomTom
1 year ago

12 team points league. I need a filler SP while Flaherty is out. Not many SP options but could you please pick one of the below?

Corbin
C-Mart
Singer

TomTom
TomTom
Reply to  TomTom
1 year ago

Throwing in Tucker Davidson in the above list.

TomTom
TomTom
Reply to  TomTom
1 year ago

Nvm. Tucker already taken..

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
Reply to  TomTom
1 year ago

singer

JC
JC
1 year ago

Holds and saves are separate cats. D Williams strikeouts are impressive but those walks. High wire act every time out. Hold or time to move on?
Options include Staut, Fulmer, Box, Hudson, Tepera.

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
1 year ago

Sixto, Kyle Lewis, Franmil, Elieser Hernandez, Staumont, Gonsolin, Maeda, McCalluers, Mondesi.

All on my 12-Team dynasty. Currently cruising in 10th place. We have 4 IL spots. It’s a keep as many as you want type league, and it’s very deep, so I can’t just drop guys.

*Opens a bottle of Anisete and pours in it my coffee. *

Being a fantasy baseballer is fun.

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

Start Castillo @STL tonight? He was dropped (understandably so) but I picked him up for free along with Hiura and Dom Smith. I’m leading my league in ratios (in both ERA and WHIP) and it’s a tight race up top, but I need innings to meet my innings cap and compile wins. Too volatile and risky for this matchup? Is Castillo simply toast now?

Also, opinion/thought on this trade offer? I offer Winker and Solak for Albies and Arozarena. I’m VERY low in the standings in Average and it is a 6×6 + holds and OPS league (I have Soto, Yelich, Franmil (ouch), and Tapia for my OF and Util). But I am also very low in steals. Should I hold Winker or should I offer? Is this fair for the opposing GM or is it a ridiculous offer?

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
1 year ago

Picked up E Hernandez…. 30 minutes later…. Yeesh dude, I need to catch a break.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

it feels that way

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Do you think Cron has moved into a platoon. If so time to move on or hold?

Thanks

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
1 year ago

Winker or Ketel in a 5×5 roto redraft? In a small 6-team friends league.

I don’t doubt Winker’s numbers and power. Metrics back it all up and he hits in a favorable home park and in front of Castellanos.

Ketel is a hitting machine, but I wonder where the R and RBI will come from in an already so-so lineup if the D-Backs start trading those around him.

Shallow League Decisions
Shallow League Decisions
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Do you like Winker better than Yordan? Yordan’s xBA is in the .260’s and he’s striking out close to 28% of the time. Sweet, short, effortless swing. But, he doesn’t look like Yordan of 2019. Playing for this year.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Not sure what your criteria are for regular, but the much over-hyped Kelenic is batting a robust .107. He’s been a regular since he got the call, granted he’s only had 75 ab’s. Any chance he gets sent back down?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Tom
1 year ago

Fortunately, or unfortunately, I watch a lot of Mariner games:) Perhaps there was a slim chance of Kelenic getting sent back down, but with Kyle Lewis out for a couple months the Mariners don’t have enough outfield depth to do that (i.e., Haniger and then a 3-headed monster of Trammel, Fraley, and Kelenic).

In 84 plate appearances Kelenic has 8 hits, 8 walks, and 23 strikeouts. Hitting .107 and striking out 27% of the time. That’s not good, but if you watch his AB’s he’s not overmatched as he hits the ball hard, just getting extremely unlucky (e.g., BABIP of .120%). That #’s not going to stay there the rest of the year as he further adjusts to MLB pitching.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Gomber or Yarbrough over Bundy? Thanks and have a great weekend!

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

Who do you think is better ROS B.lowe, Correa or Brujan?

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
Reply to  Jay
1 year ago

RoS, as of now its Correa because there is no indication of when Brujan comes up.

When he does, I probably want Brujan, but again, no idea when that is

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
1 year ago

Grey,

10 Team 5×5 Category Keeper League.

With C. Kelly back, gonna drop Y. Molina.

Who’s the pickup for OF depth? ODB or M. Andujar?

Whatever
Whatever
1 year ago

12 team keeper mixed OBP league. Winker just came available @17 buck for next year. Cole @29 for Winker @17?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Hmm… thinking of picking up Andujar and seeing if I luck into his 2018 season as a post post post post hype sleeper. My current 3B is Ty France

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Another interesting player just got dropped: Brandon Lowe… though with Lourdes getting hot, I may not want to pick up a struggling bat like Lowe’s – I got enough underperformers on my team already… if only Lowe played 3B

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So you’d think Brandon Lowe would be better at 2B than Lourdes Gurriel? Lowe is eligible at 1B, 2B, and OF

For 3B I originally dropped Chapman for France, so the pick would be either stick with France or go Andujar.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

My scoring is standard 5 Cats + OPS, Ks, and ABs

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotcha – but Andujar over Ty France?

Snarky Anklebiter
Snarky Anklebiter
1 year ago

Hold 2 of the following: Eflin, Kikuchi, Ray, or Gonsolin?

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
Reply to  Snarky Anklebiter
1 year ago

Ray and Gonsolin

Earl
Earl
1 year ago

Help me make sense of this??

Trade Analyzer has values of following players:
Yordan Alvarez – $18.10
Raimel Tapia – $16.20
Austin Riley – $11.60

I personally would rank them Alvarez, Riley and then Tapia and I am not sure I would give either of Alvarez or Riley to get Tapia. I was trying to perhaps get Tapia for my outfield on a team but owner wanted Alvarez back and I do not see how this is even remotely worth consideration.

Thanks for helping me understand this and am I really undervaluing Tapia somehow?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Earl
1 year ago

The Trade Analyzer porbably uses the Player Rater data — it is also messed up (shows Tapia as 100% rostered and the 76th top player).

hot corner
hot corner
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

As far as I know, the TA uses Rest of Season Projections.

Riley – 50.6/17.9/56.1/0.9/.249
Tapia – 52.2/7.7/37.5/11.2/.274

BA and SB are the two scarce resources in fantasy baseball and Tapia has large advantages in those categories. Riley’s power edge with a .249 should be easier to elsewhere.

That said, there is no way that I trade Riley for Tapia. I think Riley has made adjustments and I think that they are more of a push in BA. The computer hasn’t picked up on that yet.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Earl
1 year ago

Do not trade Yordan for Tapia, that’s silly.

The tool uses the ROS Player Rater data, like others have said. And Tapia gets inflated because of steals and AVG. I would agree with you, I want Riley over Tapia going forward. And you can prob find steals in a cheaper way.

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

Of course Elieser injures himself on the bases in his first start in forever. Of course! This is the theatre of the absurd and we are in on the joke. What’s next, another player beaned in the head with a 95 mile an hour fastball? Another trio of no-hiiters? How about dueling g no-hitters in the same game by opposing pitchers? How about they both have a perfect game they lose before plunking the other teams cleanup hitter in the head, and then subsequently are forced to leave the game in the 9th inning when the trainer comes out to reveal the pitchers have both tested positive for COVID and are hitting the 24 hour DL until they defeat the PCR test with a clean dab of mucus from their nostril.

Anyone see Fauci’s 2020 NCAA brackets?

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago
Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

Strange how that site is the only source of this claim on the entire internet. You’d think FOX news would be all over that. Just as strange how National File is viewed as an extreme right Tin-Foil Hat Conspiracy website based on the promotion of unproven/debunked claims.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

It’s real. The emails are now public. Maybe it’s easier to dismiss the messenger than digest the truth. But if you look at the primary source, it’s real.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

I know his emails are public. But this isn’t one of them. It’s also easier to digest whatever you read from a singular, discredited, source without doing your own research to see if it’s the truth.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

Nope. Nothing to discredit. Here’s the buzzfeed trove and it’s indeed on page 1408:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20793561-leopold-nih-foia-anthony-fauci-emails

183414
183414
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

Napoleon Fauci would never do anything nefarious or self serving. Just ask his best buddy, Billy Gates.
Fauci will spend eternity in hell along with Gates .

Whitey Herzog
Whitey Herzog
Reply to  183414
1 year ago

Go outside man. Holy shit.