*wavy lines* Hey, what’s up, it’s back in March! This is awesome! I did a time travel! No, I don’t want to sell my crypto while it’s still at an all-time high! No, I don’t want to bet on Aaron Judge winning the MVP! I wanna draft Tyler Anderson and Tony Gonsolin and avoid Julio Urias and Walker Buehler. And draft Anderson and Gonsolin in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, just to freak everyone out! *Wavy lines* That was the best dream sequence ever. Surprised Dave Roberts didn’t bring in Clayton Kershaw to finish off the no-hitter. It was, after all, a gazillion pitches thrown by Tyler Anderson (8 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.82). Towards the end, it seemed like he wanted the Angels to get a hit just to end his night. I got goose pimples for Tyler, since he could no longer feel his arms. I’m not casting aspersions on Anderson and Gonsolin but I think they both lost the same amount of weight in the preseason, 21 grams. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Trea Turner – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer, and Freddie Freeman stole his 6th bag. Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!
Will Smith – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer. Easy, man, no one said nothing about alopecia.
Ryan Mountcastle – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, and four homers in the last four games. On the Baltimore Baseball Club, abbreviated by British TV as, the BBC, there’s one man a step ahead of each pitch, David Tennant stars in Mountcastle. His friends call him, Mount. On BBC 3, this fall.
“Hey, Mount, you happen to see the switch for the lecky? I can’t see a blasted thing.”
“Only my mates call me, Mount.”
“We’re mates. Teammates.” Off Mount’s look, “I’m Adley Rutschman.”
“Oh, I didn’t recognize you with that mask.” What Mountcastle wasn’t saying was he remembers seeing a jockstrap with the name Adley at the last crime scene. Mount this fall! Any hoo ! His Statcast is as good as anyone, outside of Aaron Judge. Top 6-10% for all the categories you want to see, xSLG, xBA, HardHit% and exit velocity. If the Orioles only didn’t move that stupid fence! “When you say ‘fence,’ are you talking about selling stolen property?” Damn, Mount! You got me!
Adley Rutschman – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st career major league homer. A lucky fan who caught the ball returned it to Matt Wieters.
Teoscar Hernandez – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (3), hitting .252. My 2nd round pick doing something? I’m flummoxed, I tell ya! Taken aback! Thesaurus, c’mon, give me another juicy one…Confounded, baby!
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. So, this is remarkable, through their first 405 games, Vlad Jr. has 88 homers and a .365 OBP, and Vlad Sr. had 87 homers and a .364 OBP. Vlad Sr. better step up his game!
Matt Chapman – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Matt James Chapman murdered that ball.
Corey Knebel – According to adult contemporary singer and songwriter, Rob Thomson, Knebel will start to be used in lower leverage situations. “It’s fine he homered off you, it’s batting practice.” That’s Rob Thomson to Knebel. I grabbed Hand (romantic) and Seranthony Hopkins Dominguez, that order, but it could be reversed.
Jarren Duran – 0-for-4, 1 run as he was called up, and hit leadoff. “Her name was Rio and she was dancing on the…Uh, little help here.” That’s Duran without the other Duran to finish it. Jarren was an immediate pickup for me in multiple leagues. He has 12+ homer power, 40+ steal speed and could hit .280. Will he stay up and play? Haven’t the foggiest.
Josh Winckowski – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.50. This Red Sox prospect filled in for…well, take your pick. Their entire rotation is on the IL. Let’s say, it’s Eovaldi. Winckowski started The Facebook with Mark Zuckitbig and Itch kinda likes him, saying, “Wink’s command was already good when it leapt late last season, an improvement he’s carried over to 2022 as evidenced by his 0.82 WHIP across 25.2 AAA innings. Also, Grey sucks.” Okay, not cool. In mixed leagues, I’d wait and see.
Rafael Devers – 1-for-3, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 16th homer. Saw someone say Devers is in the AL MVP race, and he is. Someone’s gotta come in second, way way back to Aaron Judge. What’s the only way to make Aaron Judge appear small? Be behind him in the AL MVP race.
Alex Verdugo – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer. Given up on Verdugo hitting for power, or stealing bags, but he should be hitting way higher than his current .251.
Edward Cabrera – Hit the IL with elbow tendinitis. Well, that was a fun ride, then not fun, then really un-fun, then bleh.
Miguel Rojas – 2-for-3 and his 5th homer. Crazy that he’s the leader in homers for the MLB’s Rojases — Rojai? Lovely area of California. Lots of dates. Then I got married.
Jon Berti – 2-for-4 and his 13th and 14th steal. Someone at the SAGNOF Museum in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey was asked to put together a highlight reel on Berti, and then they uploaded it to PornHub for fantasy.
Tanner Scott – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.04, and his 1st blown save, letting Garrett Stubbs walk him off. Geez, Stubbs can barely walk-off his succulent BBQ. Anthony Bass (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.08) has been great, but, ya know, that unmustachioed bum, Mattingly, likes Scott, apparently.
Daniel Castano – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Was called up to seemingly take Cabrera’s rotation spot. He’s barely startable in NL-Only. It’s coincidental, but appropriate his name has AAA in it.
Josh Hader – Out on paternity leave. Wasn’t he out on paternity leave already this year? Could’ve sworn. It would be hilarious if a player went out on paternity leave, and his wife was like, “Wait a minute, what? I’m not pregnant!”
Corbin Burnes – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.52. Solid bounce back for a guy who’s looked iffy over his last two starts. Bummer. Kidding. It’s all good. I liked when he wasn’t pitching well, but we don’t need to knock people down to make ourselves better. It’s certainly not working with Matt Olson.
Alex Faedo – 3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 4.28. Wanna hear a funny? I bet on the Tigers to win the World Series. As I always say, it’s not a gambling problem, if you win.
Seby Zavala – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 1st homer. Elias Sports Bureau said, “This homer by Zavala made them ‘wanna holla.'” Someone should check on Elias.
Danny Mendick – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer. Wonder if he knows Denny Mandick.
Yoan Moncada – 5-for-6, 2 runs, 5 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .181. After this game, Statcast had to create a page for Moncada, because these were his first hits of the season. Just thought back to how Moncada said in spring training how he wanted to steal 40 bags this year. Okay, Yawn.
Brandon Belt – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer in his third plate appearance back from the IL. Belt does tend to get hot, so I could say schmotato, but it’s a little early. No wants a premature schmotatoing.
Sonny Gray – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3Ks, ERA at 2.09, as he was activated from the IL. Sonnyvabench! I would’ve started him! If I had known to take him off my IL prior to the game! Sure, I only fielded a dozen questions about him before the game, so you’d think I’d check my own teams. You’d think!
Marco Gonzales – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.41. Was gonna say give Streamonator a peak for Marco, but with his lack of Ks, he’s likely not the kind of guy it’s ever gonna love, which I kinda agree with.
Aroldis Chapman – When Aroldis returns, Aaron Boone says, “(He plans to use) Clay Holmes in high-leverage situations against the toughest parts of the lineup.” What absolute weasel shizz. That’s what you say when you don’t want to upset either pitcher, when the more expensive pitcher is inferior. Holmes should be the closer; we’ll see.
Aaron Judge – 1-for-3 and his 25th homer. I know the only way to stop Judge. For me to predict he hits 60 homers, and start counting down. 35 more to go!
Austin Riley – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 17th and 18th homer. Mean’s while, Matt Olson was seen signing his autograph on a restraining order to keep me away.
Orlando Arcia – 4-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!
Spencer Strider – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.45. Love him, so don’t take this the wrong way, but I wonder if he’ll be bunking with Touki Toussaint and Huascar Ynoa in 2024 in the minors, as another random Braves pitcher emerges.
Luis Garcia – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Rocky III rocks!
Shane McClanahan – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.84 vs. Nestor Cortes – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.94. Watched the majority of these two guys, because, well, they’re AL Cy Young leaders going head to head and the 25th homer by Aaron Judge that went, like, 309 feet has me once again asking, “How does Judge and Giancarlo not hit 60 homers each year?” Oh, and Shane and Nestor looked good too.
Kyle Higashioka – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and third homer in two games. Higashioka’s got his home run stroka.
Jack Flaherty – 3 IP, 2 ER, as he was activated from the IL. I hate to do the Stressbird over/under IP thing with a guy as young as Flaherty, but what are we doing here? Is he remotely healthy? I honestly don’t think so.
Dylan Carlson – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer, and 2nd homer in the last four starts. Methinks he’s back, and metalks like a leprechaun.
Brendan Donovan – 3-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .341. He couldn’t even hit that well in the minors! The Cards, man.
Roansy Contreras – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.06. Just did a check-in on his peripherals, and Roansy looks exactly like you’d expect he’d look — 9.7 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, 3.84 xFIP. Will be kinda interesting to see how far some of these starters can go innings-wise. If he throws more than 110 IP, it seems like a crime punishable by a tribunal of dynasty owners.
Bryan Reynolds – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .257. He’s having a past month that would prorate out to a 35-homer, .300 season. So, yeah, he’s been back on track.
Amed Rosario – 2-for-4, 3 runs and a slam (1) and legs (6). I always confuse Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez, and, because of that, we should be able to get both of their stats while carrying one of them. Like Ohtani, but for MIs.
Manny Machado – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .322. Kinda shows you how great Machado was in the 1st two months, because he hasn’t done much in June, and his numbers still look solid.
Luke Voit – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and his third homer in four games, 2nd homer in two games, and 1st homer in one game! Wait, that didn’t escalate correctly. He homered off Schwindel, who is becoming the Oprah of giving out homers.
Jorge Alfaro – 3-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .284, and his 2nd homer in as many games. And he’s actually homering off of actual pitchers, if that matters.
Nick Madrigal – Hit the IL with a groin strain. That’s weird, because he doesn’t seem to do dick.
Christopher Morel – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .275. Just gave you a quick video on him over at the Youtube channel. Subscribe, you giant nerds!
Brandon Drury – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer. Staring out into the ocean as the waves pound against the sand, thinking about how I could’ve had Brandon Rural-Juror for free and, instead, I have Matt Olson all over the place.
Luis Castillo – 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.33. If you would’ve told me I’d be getting anywhere near this good of a Luis Castillo, after he went down in the spring, I would’ve told you you’re a liar, and would’ve called you a jerk.
Zac Gallen – 7 IP, 2 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.91 vs. the Reds. The Reds’ lineup has Nick Senzel, who is one of the ten worst players in the majors, and he’s roughly the third best Reds hitter. And the Streamonator said, “Yeah, dude,” to that info.
Corey Seager – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, hitting .224. “Okay, show me again how you hit the down and away ball.” That’s Corey Seager talking to Cody Bellinger before leaving LA.
Yuli Gurriel – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a homer. Also, in this game, Martin Maldonado (2-for-4, 3 RBIs) homered. Alex Bregman? Did not homer. These three guys have 4, 5 and 6 homers. Any guesses which guy has which total? Ooh, so close! Only off by two names! Bregman has 6, Maldonado has 5, and Yuli…Well, that one you can guess.
Jeremy Pena – Hit the IL with thumb discomfort. If you take Pena from us, it means you have to return Wander Franco. Them’s the rules! “I make the rules! Which is why Nicky Lopez has five RBIs in almost three months. HAHAHAHAHAHA…That rules!” That’s the Fantasy Baseball Overlord.
Luis Garcia – 6 IP, 1 ER. 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.41, and threw one of two immaculate innings in the game (other by Phil Maton). The first time there’s been two immaculate innings on the same day, let alone in the same game or the same team. They were both against the same three hitters too! They’re called immaculate innings, because the hitters get nun’d. It’s a term from the 1920s when every team was required to carry a nun. There was no specification where, and some power hitters would carry their team’s nun around the bases on a homer.
Just a question from a complete baseball novice, any comments?
I’m still largely genuinely clueless about the value of different players. Am in an ultra light (4 teams) 5+5 category H2H league (yahoo) and just wondering if there are some moves I could or should make in terms of positional versatility, categorical scarcity etc. So in case anyone feels like chipping in, I’m thankful in advance.
C: Perez 1B: Riley, Guerrero Jr 2B: McNeil, Edman, Chisholm 3B: Arenado SS: Bogaerts, Bichette OF: Acuna Jr, Harper, Y. Alvarez, Luis Robert
IL: Franco (3B)
SP: Bieber, Gausman, Fried, Rodon, Verlander, Wheeler, Cease. RP: Hader, Jansen
IL: Scherzer, Lynn, DeGrom (all SP, Lynn also healthy now, so m trapped there. Would like to stash someone else, maybe a Tatis?)
Some free agents:
1B: M. Olson, Abreu, Schwarber 2B: Merrifield 3B: Witt Jr SS: Tatis OF: T. Hernandez, Arozarena RP: Gallegos, D. Williams
corbin: can anybody think of any other pitcher over the last couple years making THAT much more money than he’s worth? i mean, if we take say the bottom 25% of prospect call up pitchers he’s gotta be at that level right. maybe lower. one might say that his overall innings is worth more, but at his level it’s gotta be worth LESS that he goes more innings.
when i say “bottom 25% of prospect pitchers” this refers to their MLB results, not where they’d be ranked or where they were drafted etc.
How about a video on Ezequiel Duran like you did on Morel? I’m interested in our opinion on the rookie. Does he look like a long term investment or is just kind of a flukey thing happening right now?
10 tm h2h pts
Please rank for ROS
1) Teoscar, O’Neill, I.Happ, C.Morel
2) Gore, Gonsolin, Stripling
I know they’re different, but would you rather own Luis Urias or Jorge Mateo?
What the heck is wrong with Trevor Rogers? I have a chance to buy low in a dynasty league, but I’m locked in with him for 3 years. Does he figure it out? Out of contention this year so he doesn’t hurt me now.
His stats look awful, I have no faith in him this year
For dynasty? Sure, he can be solid again but don’t pay full price
Still have Joe Ryan on DL. Have to move him back on bench soon. Who is the drop/ Lauer or who else? or Just drop J Ryan?
OF Michael Harris
OF L Thomas
Bench India & K Marte
RP T Scott
IL J Ryan, Haniger, & Jimenez
Thanks for the help. I figure Lauer is the drop
Do you really need K Marte?
Thanks. Good suggestion. He is there for BA in a roto league &OF eligibility in case Thomas or Harris fade. I prolly may do what you suggest. Thanks.
Hey Grey— Soto’s back! Time to bang some baseballs! No, Juan, not with your knees!!
Curious what you’re seeing with Gausman cause I had a buy high offer out on him (SMarte) which is becoming more likely to be accepted by the start. Is it mechanical? What would fair value be for him now for hitters?
Hahaha that’s a bit high prolly…I think he’s fine, but he was always more of a 3.50 ERA pitcher and not 2-something
@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. Kimbrel for Teoscar, which side?
Works for me
Tellez @ Megill(Mets)
JD Davis vs Ashby
Who would you stream
Add Falefa to that list-just need the best player and HR’s help
Please rank these middle infielders:
India, Jazz, Witt
In your opinion, how close are Jazz and Witt? Jazz’s average is below the Mendoza Line for the past month even though the counting stats are there. Witt is hitting .286 the past month.
Jazz, Witt…Maybe 3 rounds difference
Who’s the pick for a streamer later this week?
Ashcraft vs Mil
Irvin vs KC
Singer @ Oak
I’d look at SON…If I had to guess, Singer
I’m in the basement of my keeper league. It’s a 12-team H2H OPS league where we can keep up to four players. It’s also a SVHD league which is why you’ll see relievers that I use in SP slots. Any suggestions for how to shake up my roster? I had a horrible stretch of decisions between Olson (kept with Trout), Story, O’Neill, Eloy, Freddy (had to drop), India, Mondesi (dropped), Franmil (had to drop), Aroldis. Any suggestions would be welcomed to help me climb back into contention.
C – Melendez
1B – Olson
2B – India
3B – Espinal
SS – Story
LF – O’Neill
CF – Trout
RF – Adolis
UT – Swanson
UT – Pham
Bench – Duran
IL – Eloy
SP – Manaea
SP – Houck
SP – Jorge Lopez
RP – Taylor Rogers
RP – Daniel Hudson
P – Diego Castillo
B – Gilbert
B – Montgomery
B – Javier
B – Strider
IL – Chapman
IL – Clevinger
My obvious thought has been to trade away an outfielder or one of Story, Swanson or India (Story is 2B/SS eligible so any of those three would work) for an upgrade at 3B, but nobody really has two strong 3Bs given how weak the position is this year so it’s hard to get a deal like that done. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
Not that it matters much since it’s my last bat that has been rotating all year, but that’s Jarren Duran, not Ezequil.
You weak on hitting and pitching… Maybe Swanson for a pitcher who people don’t trust to continue like Nestor and 3B of similar ilk like Drury? Maybe trade Eloy for anything? Aroldis and Javier for something? Maybe something like France?
Thanks man. My spitballs have been ricocheting directly back into my eyes so I’ll look into some of these. Appreciate it.
Haha No problem
Someone actually dropped Story in my shallow 10 team 5×5 roto league this morning. I was planning on dropping Christian Walker for Bregman as we discussed yesterday.
-Curious if this would change your recommendations with Story out there now.
-Currently have Whit Merrifield at 2nd. Would you want Story over Whit?
They are all a bit meh this year, but I’m overwhelmed with the available big names.
Thanks in advance for the assistance!
I’d want Story
Ok so for my clarification (sorry, I am indeed not a smart man)…
I own Walker and Merrifield now.
Drop both for Bregman and Story?
Or forget Bregman and just drop Walker for Story (keeping Merrifield)
Haha…Walker for Story, that’s it
Excellent! Thank you forever and always
Ezequiel Duran or Jeremy Pena (when healthy)?
Walker or Naylor as a backup 1B? I like Walker’s power, the strikeouts hurt me, but he plays every day. Naylor has potential and OF eligibility. Thanks!
I need to drop an SP to activate Cobb on Sunday (my SPs are Luis Garcia; Shane Baz; Nick Pivetta; Skubal; Kyle Wright; and Spencer Strider).
Taillon upcoming starts are tough (@ Toronto; and Houston). And Jon Gray has an easy start tomorrow (@ Det). Taillon gets plenty of run support but I have some concern on Taillon being an “always start” solid choice?
1) I plan on dropping Taillon (for Gray); and will drop Gray later for Cobb. Do you agree with this approach?
2) Do you share my Taillon opinion? (If you do, I’ll be making a similar choice in another league).
1. Sure 2. Yes
Rank for ROS: O Cruz, L Urias, L Arraez, B Rodgers
Grey, 10T 5×5 Category Keeper League
C- MJ Melendez
1B- J. Abreu
2B- W. Merrifield
3B- A. Bregman
SS- B. Bichette
2B/SS- N. Gorman
1B/3B- A. Riley
OF- A. Garcia
OF- D. Varsho
OF- K. Schwarber
UTL- C. Walker
BE- E. Jimenez
BE- R. Greene
BE- T. Pham
IL- S. Suzuki
SP- S. Alcantara
SP- S. McClanahan
SP- L. Webb
SP- S. Baz
SP- J. Ryan
SP- P. Sandoval
RP- R. Pressly
RP- S. Strider
BE- J. Montgomery
BE- C. Sale
IL- L. Hendriks
Was looking to pick up another RP (for save purposes since Hendriks went on IL) I currently have S. Strider in my other RP spot.
Would you pick up a 2nd RP for saves or wait. If yes, who would you pick up and who is the drop?
Available is Doval and Graveman
Lastly…how does my team look? currently in 8th out of 10…WTF!?!?
Thank you very much Grey.
Graveman…Can lose Gorman — Your pitching is so good…your hitting is a mess…Can’t you trade Webb or Baz for a hitter?
I agree…Webb and Baz are hard to trade bc they will only be able to be used ROS bc they were keepers last year. Waiver wire is pretty grim so I felt I would stick it out and hope for the best with the hitters I have.
Someone in your league must see them as keepers
Streamanotor likes megill today. Not sure I agree. He still has some rust to shake off. He only went 3.1 ip last time. Would you use him today in a roto format?
I’d use him, bit risky tho
Hi Grey! Given Kevin Gausman’s current struggle, is it time for us to reconsider the idea that pitchers moving from NL to AL is no big deal? At least reconsider for those moving to the AL East?
It doesn’t seem like Gausman is facing some major mechanical or health issue … seems more like when he misses his spot with his change-up, AL batters seem more able to make him pay. (Caveat: did not watch today’s game) Also — granted, incredibly small sample size — the only no-run start he has had this season, so far, was against the only NL team he has faced this season (@STL on 5/24) …
I write this as a concerned Gausman (fantasy) owner …
Both leagues have DH now…He was facing the Orioles at home…This is Gausman issue not a “every pitcher” issue
T.Ward or Laureano ROS 6×6 10 team Want to drop one for Hosmer. Thanks in advance
Who should I add Yastrzemski Morel or Brantley?
Umm.. Can someone remind Gausman how to pitch? Like soon? Let’s hope it works! (is he hurt…?)
In a 12-team H2H league, I currently have Estrada at 2B, Ezequiel Duran at SS, Bregman at 3B, and Christian Walker at INF. Luis Urias is on the waiver wire and qualifies at 2B, 3B, and SS. Berti is on waivers and qualifies at 2B and 3B. Would you drop any of Estrada, Duran, or Walker to add Urias or Berti?
Also, Joc seems to have cooled off and is pretty strictly platooned which hurts without daily lineup changes. Amed Rosario, who has started running again, is out there. Drop Joc for Amed? Thanks!
Thairo for Berti if you need SBs
Joc for Amed is fine if you need SBs…bit much tho with the Thair/Berti move, if you do it
Methinks Duran is not the problem on the BooSox.
Not sure why they lifted him for Dalbec, bizarre decision
Brandan Donovan or Luis Urias?
Hey Grey, would you rather have Adolis or Teoscar rest of season, and is it close?
Adolis, could be close
I dropped Morell on Tuesday for Duvall
Now the guy goes on a tear after being quiet for a couple of weeks
Would you drop any of the following for him
Vinnie P who I have stashed and willing to wait for if you think he is worth it
So I have some pitchers that have or are about to return. How do you rank these guys ros in a qs format: carrasco, cobb, megill, s gray? Thanks
Gray, Cobb, Carrasco
Thanks. I like carrasco. He just has been so inconsistent like there is no middle ground. Starts are either good or bad.
Yeah, he’s fine in certain matchups…most even
@Grey: weekly roto. Trying to trade graveman to the Hendricks owner. Would you swap him straight up for either of India, Morton or Gore? Which one first!
I’d take India or Gore
It looks like Cobb is scheduled to return this Sunday against the Pirates. I am wondering who you would drop from my 12 team H2H keeper league(keep 10)team. 5×5(no holds)
i am leaning towards one of T. Rainey/Jhoan Duran(would negate picking up Jarren and changing my team name), T.Rogers/Pivetta/Ashby.
Rogers has been a massive disappointment so far. Still have some hope that he can turn it around. Rainey is the shaky closer on a crappy team. Duran has been great but isn’t getting saves. Pivetta has been getting done but is it smoke and mirrors? Ashby has looked great minus his last start.
Jk. I know that it’s easy to miss one of the 5000 questions that you get asked daily
Ha, sorry, missed this…I’d lose Duran
Need to cut one. Andrew Vaughn or India. 6×6 with ops
Alfaro or Omar? Thanks!
Back in the mid 60’s, after John Lennon was quoted as saying that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus , The bible belt held public Beatle album burnings in fits of rage.
At that time, a reporter asked Paul McCartney how he felt about the album burning rallies and if it upset him . Paul replied, ” well… In order to burn the records, they have to buy them first, so I am good with it. ”
Today, in the 2020’s LOL Mets, spends most of his time clicking around your website to try and find ‘ gotcha ‘ moments. He never really does, so he clicks and clicks around the site more and more. Each time he clicks on one of your links, he adds another .0000004 cents in your pockets.
These two things, 60 years apart are the same thing.
The last LOL is on the lolmets.
theory: lolmets is , in reality, the unknown test tube baby son of Madonna and Jose Conseco
Have a great day and keep up the great work !!!
Manaea or Sonny Gray
“He tried to barehand it! That was stupid.” Announcers don’t usually say that out loud.
Hey Grey – Who would be your top 2 closers in a points league? Doval, Graveman, or Helsley?
Great post, as always!!
Quick 10-team roto question:
For my 2b and MI flex spots, do I drop Mateo or Farmer (or both) for any of…
Morel (1 more game for 2b elig)
Been holding onto Mateo for his bags but thinking might be better spot for more well-rounded production.
Mateo for Morel
Is a straight up offer of Musgrove for Cole reasonable to date? Can I ask for more and settle on this? I get Cole
I’d take Cole
Jarren Duran. Ugh. You’ve hyped this guy up since last year when he was the lede in a daily notes. And again this year. He has been flat out awful and will be sent back down when the sox are healthy. There’s an old saying in Tennessee, I know it is in Texas, I’m sure Tennessee too. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me-you can’t get fooled again .
As Blackburn mows him down
Pollock’s been doing great lately. Is this for real?
Should be, as long as he avoids injury
Might be time to cycle my catchers.
Drop Melendez for Rutschman?
Is Eloy still a top 50 dynasty hitter? Would you be shopping or buying? Is his ceiling still .290/40/100?
Prolly closer to 75-100 now
Cobb is going to return and face Pittsburgh over the weekend. SFG determined that he won’t need a rehab assignment. What? Do they secretly want him to fail? How did that last start go where his rehab start occurred at the mlb level? He couldn’t get out of the first inning!!!!!!
Ha, yeah, I saw that
What’s good Grey? Andrew Vaughn is heating up (i.e., 9-for-14 last three games) and is only 44.3% rostered in ESPN leagues. That is all.
Vaughn’s been so good…and batting 7th
Second highest batting average (i.e., .315) on the White Sox besides Tim Anderson. Second highest OBP at .370 just barely behind Jose Abreu. Third on the team in slugging percentage at .485 and he hits 7th? La Russa must have manure for brains.
Are you starting either today?
T Mack @ Coors
Ashby @ Mets
Thank you, sir
Not if I don’t have to, but I personally am starting Ashby bc I have to
Grey, could you rank Espinal, Duran, Morel, LeMahieu in a dynasty league?
Also, Skubal or Gore in a dynasty league?
Morel, Duran, Espinal
all close tho
Riley & Alvarez for Teoscar and K. Tucker
Paul Sewald or Seranthony Dominguez S+Holds ROS?
Over Tanner Scott, too?
Flip a coin, prolly go Scott
16 team dynasty league question: Both my catchers (Tyler Stephenson and Danny Jansen) are injured. Was just offered Gabriel Moreno for Tyler Stephenson, Nick Pivetta, and a 16th round pick (not particularly valuable – the best of the that round in March were Jean Segura and Jeremy Pena). We only start one catcher. Leaning towards accepting the trade. Thought?
Thanks for the guidance!
Doesn’t sound good
Grey, well done.
Which one to drop between these 3: India, Wisdom or Mountcastle?
Thanks! Sorry, one more:
Who is better ROS, India or Mountcastle?
Tough call, gonna say Mountcastle
You starting Blackburn @BOS today? Singer @OAK Sunday?
No way…Singer seems fine
If healthy is Luis Castillo a top 20 pitcher going forward, or is that too optimistic?
hola, Grey. I don’t lurve justin turner at all, but someone dropped him in my 18 (!) team league. Do I have to drop Ezequiel Duran or Naylor for him? I don’t wanna!
haha, FINE. duran?
Ha, yeah, likely…if you wanna hold, I won’t hold it against you
Are you selling Gonsolin? I have him and am considering dealing him for Winker, thoughts?
Winker’s terrible, no
Would you drop either Joe or Nimmo for Michael Harris?
Hello Grey, great write up as always. 12 team, H2H. I need the best two out of these old guys – Muncy, Rendon, Votto? thanks
Would you trade Spencer strider and gleyber torres for lance lynn? Just not sure what to make of Lynn yet
if lynn looked like past years’ lynn for a decently long period of time (say 3 starts) consecutive this probably is fair for me (here assuming redraft of course). not yet though.
I have Tim Anderson, Eloy, Suzuki, and Liam Hendriks hurt with only 3 IL spots. OF is currently Yordan/Julio Rodriguez/Charlie Blackmon/Ian Happ/Lane Thomas, so it seems like the best move is to drop either Eloy or Suzuki but I’m not sure which one is coming back faster and which one will be better rest of the year. Rest of year player rater hates Eloy but that’s who i’m leaning towards, feel like Suzuki’s hot start this year is not to be trusted
Can’t drop Eloy, so I guess Seiya
Hey grey, need two bats to stream today, Grisham at cubs vs swarmer, biggio at home vs wells, iglesias at Seattle vs Kirby, or Bethancourt at Boston vs hill, thanks kindly
Mega trade here for ya Grey,
Schwarber, Walsh, Merrifield, Clay Holmes and Tyler Anderson for Estrada, Goldschmidt, Juan Soto, and Lance Lynn.
Soto has the knee thing, which I believe he had an issue with at the tail end of last year, but I think it’s too good to pass up.
You’re trading too many pieces — Soto side
Shit ok, just thought guys like Soto and Goldie warranted a big haul, I’ll look to add more quality over quantity
Thanks for all the input as always !
Hey Grey, I’m thinking it may be time to cash out on Adolis Garcia. Last year he tanked in the 2nd half and it looks like what he’s doing is unsustainable. What type of OF would you target in return? Was thinking a struggling Teoscar, but he’s no longer struggling, so….
Julio Rodriguez? Mike Trout? Kyle Tucker? Kinda hard to trade OF for OF
Yeah for sure, especially when OF is kinda bad the further down you go. Would you want Teoscar over Adolis?
Tellez or Naylor?
The Pirates let Bednar throw 43 pitches for a 2.2 inning save. They let him go 50 earlier this year. Maybe they are stretching him out so he can start and close once every 5th day.
Or maybe they don’t care about breaking him since they plan on trading him and don’t want to pay him more money. They seem to be treating it like they are playing with house money since he was kind of a throw in as part of the Musgrove trade. How else could you explain what they are doing with him when they are worried about innings for Contreras? Bednar has several years of arbitration left before he hits FA. It wouldn’t be the first time they traded a cost controllable asset. They could get a lot for him and there are plenty of teams with playoff aspirations who need a closer.
They’re stretching him out to trade him and by the time he’s on new team his arm will fall off — so, yeah, latter…Trading him
10 team 6×5 (standard + OPS) weekly H2H:
Any concerns with innings limits for McClanahan? He’s killing it now, but I’d hate for him not to be as effective come playoff time. Thinking about this:
Give: ShaneMc, Bell, Gleyber
Get: Alcantara, Wander, Seiya
No on Shane
Trade sounds fine tho
Good morning – ROS… Cobb or Gray?
Hey Grey! Awesome write up as always!
I’m in a limited moves league (40 for the season) and have used 18 already!
With Scherzer, Buehler, Cobb and potentially Kopech going down I need some SP help.
Tylor Megill, Eric Lauer and Morton were recently dropped, would you pick any or all of them up? If so who how would you rank my drops from: Tellez, Gorman, Rutchman (i have Varsho), Kirby, Johan Duran (will he ever be the closer) or Jeffery Springs
Thanks so much!
Hmm…Tough call, I think I’d try Eric Lauer…And I guess Gorman
Good Morning Grey
rapid fire comin at ya
1 – Brendan Rodgers or Oneil Cruz?
2 – Voit or Duvall for UTIL
3 – Top 2 from Strider, Greene, Pivetta
4 – Drop Melancon for Castillo, Lopez, Pagan, Houck, Sewald?
1. Cruz 2. Voit 3. Strider, Pivetta 4. Houck
India or Morel across all categories rest of season?
Standard 5×5 roto.
Which side ROS – Olson or Mountcastle?
Would you start shopping Holmes-if so what level of SP or hitter would you go after?
Top 75 hitter https://razzball.com/playerrater/
Assuming that Oneil Cruz gets the call tomorrow, I need to drop someone to activate him to my roster. Who gets the boot?
Ke’Bryan Hayes, Matt Chapman, Luis Garcia aka Rocky III
Happy Gas Man day Grey
Harper is ranked in the top 5 in my league, yet the elbow thing still really scares me. Do you think it’s worth selling high in case its goes bad ? 12 team mixer.
I do worry
Interesting, during the walk off celebrations yesterday I noticed he had this big protective sleeve around his right arm. I guess it helps that the Phillies are more competitive now.
Would you avoid trading for him and look to sell high ?
it’s worse for PHI’s defense/pitching. harper’s a good OF’er who can’t play it till he gets that fixed. this also causes schwarber’s awful defense to be playing everyday (and not the same RF harper would’ve played), so it’s worsened an already bad defensive team in 2 positions. i am surprised it hasn’t affected his play esp including steals. and since it’s likely to not heal by itself it’s basically a ticking time bomb (with some chance it never goes off, he gets it fixed in offseason) for him to say magically go out ROS at any point (esp if say PHI gets ruled out of playoffs, might happen the exact day that occurs)
I hate day games. I couldn’t get Amed in because I was too late getting Bryson Stott out of his MI position!
Just curious. What are the timing rules in that league?
It’s an RCL. It’s just that Bryson Stott was the only one that I would have swapped out for Amed.
I may be in love with Spencer Strider. Those Ks, that sweeping leg kick after he strikes somebody out on 100 down the middle, the world’s best mustache (sorry, Grey). Whoa daddy, me likey. Yet, I feel like the best thing I could do with him right now is trade him. How many innings do you think he throws this year? After the ASB, is he back in the pen? If it was an SP for an SP, who would you be looking to get back?
I also have Nestor, and while he may throw more innings, and he is great, I also feel like I need to try to move him too. The guy in my league I have in mind is a huge Yankees fan and currently has Gausman and Verlander. 1 for 1 for either of those guys or is Nestor still not to that level?
Yeah, might be right…Can’t imagine more than 110 IP
I’d take a 1 for 1 there too
He’s at 44 IP right now, so 66 more IP at 5.2 IP per start is about 13 more starts. Still useful, right? Or do you think they move him back to the bullpen before that?
Yeah, totally useful
Would you rather have Rutschman or Moreno rest of season?
You’re the man thanks
7 SP is limit per week. After today (Gausman) I’ll have 6/7. For my 7th start (or more on final day of the week) my options:
1.) Giolito vsHOU on Friday
2.) Sunday: Bassitt vsMIA, Lynn @HOU (projected, may be Koepech), Merrill Kelly vs Min.
Although I have 3 SP on last day of the week, feels like it’s either Giolito or Bassitt only? If it’s Bassitt would you start Lynn or Kelly too?
Thankyou for the daily read.
Bassitt…I’d start Kelly too
Poor nick madrigal, injury and insult!
Thanks for answering a million questions everyday. Please settle a bet. My buddy thinks you are more of an analytical guy with a staff who provides you tons of research – and that you are more of a writer than anything else. He thinks you are not an athlete likely not playing the sport past Junior High.
I say your insights point to having played the game perhaps at a fairly high level (D-1 or Minor Leagues).
A beer is on the line!
I never played, just watched…Sorry, but with inflation a beer is only $35 a can
He never had the makings of a varsity athlete.
I will try double or nothing!
h/h points 12 team redraft….which side
Olson & Stanton
Abreu & Arozarena
Olson, pretty fair tho
Please rank for ROS – O Cruz, R Greene, Lane Thomas, Duran – feel like the former two are hours away from being recalled.
Riley, Cruz, Lane
Would you trade Morton for ozuna ?12 team h2h 6×6 with OPS
Morton is just about useless but I drafted him high and had big hopes
Rutschman or Kirk at C in a 10 team, 5×5 redraft?
Is Bethancourt an upgrade over Heim? I have limited moves during season.
Taylor Ward or Adolis Garcia?
12 man 5×5 h2h keeper league OBP.
With all of my teams injuries (15 team 5×5 with k/bb rather than Whip) the All-Greys are surviving. We get back Anderson and lose mi Pena. Thanks to Patreon we were ahead of the curve with Garcia the 3rd as a replacement mi. We make Thursday moves so Sonny was sonofabenched here as well. We’ll get Candelario back soon as our corner.
Also thanks to you we have J Duran on our bench ( we also have the other J Duran pitching so we have Duran Duran for our listening pleasure)
Two questions today:
We have a UTL spot. M A Taylor or Dalbec?
We were offered C Rodon and Bellinger for Just Dong, Wacha and Rogers (Miami- a throw in–he doesn’t work in a k/bb league). Trade analyzer likes the deal..how about you? Rodon would make most of our staff Giants..Rodon, Webb and DeScalfini.
Last..how about Gibson last night? 8 innings, 7 k, 1bb and 1 run..
Yeah, meant to write up Gibson…Great start
Would you drop any of Votto, Morel, Chris Taylor or Brandon Lowe for Harris II?
Grey, I need a SP for the next two weeks. Based on these match-ups, how would you rank?
Castillo LAD; @CHC; ATL
Garcia NYM; @NYM; LAA
Gray CLE; @Cle; BALT
Giolito TOR; @LAA; @SF
Taillon HOU; OAK; @Cle
Lucas, Gray, Garcia, Taillon
Grey! Hope all is well as I seek your sage fantasy master lothario wisdom. Who do you like best ROS out of this group (no specific need): Laureano, Kepler, Carlson, or Alek Thomas? Rudy has them ranked in that order. Kepler’s Statcast page is actually eye-popping—Exhibit A of why it isn’t gospel, or is there something there, in your opinion? Thanks as always!