The stage was set. A 27-year-old with three and two-thirds innings in his major league career under his belt. Zero starts prevously. A Rule 5 no-nothing arm from the 6th round of the 2015 draft. He was traded from the Dodgers to the Phils for Garlick. Not even a root vegetable! Not even a rutabaga, they said! Then left him unprotected, and the Diamondbacks grabbed Gilbert in the Rule 5 draft. A draft where players are divvied up by one team saying, “We’ll take him,” then every other team has to the count of five to say they want him. And no one wanted Gilbert! His own father, Gilbert Gilbert, didn’t even want to name him Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert after his father, Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert. Forgotten, abandoned, and then:  History.  Tyler Gilbert (9 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 2 walks, 5 Ks) threw MLB’s 8th no-hitter (because they don’t count games that are seven innings long as real games) in his first major league start. With that historic, momentous game under his belt, grab him now for fantasy? God, no! He sucks. I mean, maybe in NL-Only. But while holding your nose. The other three guys to throw no-hitters in their first start were Bobo Holloman, Bumpus Jones and Ted Breitenstein. Two of them were in the 1800s when baseball were made rocks. Bumpus and Bobo sound like great company for a traveling circus. Either way, Saturday made for a memorable night for Gilbert. Just last year he was an electrician’s apprentice, so he went from lights on to lights out. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Merrill Kelly – Tested positive for Covid. The Diamondbacks were doing contact tracing for Kelly late-Saturday night. *team officials watching Kelly jump into the no-hitter dogpile, team officials grimacing*

Josh Rojas – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer, and hitting near .410 in the month of August. Red is the color of Josh and a schmotato.

Yu Darvish – Hit the IL with ‘being garbage for a month.’ Glad he can now be garbage on the IL and not on my team.

Drew Pomeranz – Will undergo surgery on his forearm, ending his season. On March 19th, Pomeranz was out with forearm tightness. That makes it now 10,456 out of 10,456 pitchers who have not been able to rest and rehab their forearm injury.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 32nd and 33rd homer, as he was activated from the IL. FTJ is back! Fun the Jewels has returned! FTJ! And Fun’s now playing right field! This guy is so ridiculously talented he could return with one shoulder, playing out of position and still go full Fun. Though, slightly less Fun for me because I only have him in a weekly league where he was on my bench.

Jake Cronenworth – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .275. Surprised not to see Cronenworth hit for a higher average, but when you remember how low all averages are around league, it’s kinda like he’s hitting .350.

Chris Sale – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I saw meme and I thought that was a new way to write metoo.”

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 23rd homer. Just Dong because the alternative is just don’t’ing.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.97. Streamonator loved this start, and feels equally joyous and celebratory towards his next start.

Matt Moore – 6 IP, 0 ER, 0 hits, 2 walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 6.07. When I saw that line, I immediately looked to see if it was a 7-inning game or a 9-inning game, then I cursed Rob Manfred for ruining my brain. I shouldn’t have to look at how many innings are in a game, Rob!

Nick Senzel – Activated from the IL, and sent to the minors. The Reds are, like, two games out of a Wild Card berth and playing like they wish they were in position for a number one draft pick, while dicking over a former number two overall draft pick.

Jonathan India – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 15th homer. Slice me off a piece of India at the New Delhi!

Luis Castillo – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.51. Gonna put candles on rafts surrounding my fantasy teams that have Castillo and float those rafts out to sea, as the fallen warriors that were sacrificed so people can have decent Castillo shares next year, because you know he’s gonna be great in 2022 when all of us are out on him.

Sonny Gray – 4 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.47 vs. Aaron Nola – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.48. This was a matchup billed as, “Two guys I’d like to see at a Q&A and take the microphone and scream at both of these guys for 45 minutes.”

Taijuan Walker – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.75. He nearly threw a no-hitter too. A real one. Or I guess he was closer to ‘throwing a Bumgarner’–Ya know what? Whatever it is, Walker has looked awful for the last month or so, but great on Saturday, and maybe he’s out of that dead arm period.

Carlos Carrasco – 2 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 10.32. Super happy I held onto Carrasco for five months until he returned from injury. Was very helpful. The Mets Jokey Smurf themselves and me every chance they get.

Julio Urias – Hit the IL with “Do we even have to give him a real injury or can we just say he has plonko, which is a made-up word?”

Justin Turner – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 21st homer. In 301 games with the Mets across three seasons, he had eight homers.

Will Smith – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer, and his third homer in three games. If the NL gets the DH, Smith is going to be a big bat minus the eligibility.

Max Muncy – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homer, hitting .272. If this is Maximum, wouldn’t it be the Munciest? Hand on chin emoji using its other hand to hold a watch fob as it hypnotizes you into thinking you’re a chicken.

Matt Chapman – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 17th homer, and his 3rd homer in the last two games. He’s gonna finish with 30 homers and a .240 average and everyone’s going to forget how awful he was for four months and draft him next year footloose and fancy free.

Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.77. Geoff and I talk about Manaea on this week’s podcast, which will be out on Tuesday, and was recorded before this start, so it’s going to sound absolutely hilarious when you hear all the praise we have Manaea. I mean, I still like him a lot and one start doesn’t change that, but it’s pretty funny hearing us talk about how Manaea can do no wrong.

Adolis Garcia – 1-for-4 and his 26th homer, hitting .245. Nowhere as good as he was when he first came up, but, honestly, he’s held up surprisingly well compared to some other hot streaks that have petered out. Speaking of petering out…But in a good way…

DJ Peters – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer, hitting .191. “That’s how you Peter out, baby!” What you never want to hear from a creepy guy wearing only a trench coat.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .254. Yuck, can’t believe it took him until mid-August to get going after losing Lindor. Gotta hurt to see Lindor thriving in New York too.

Triston McKenzie – 8 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 5.12. “Strong Bean power!” He screams in a cartoon thought bubble. Watching McKenzie pitch is like watching a game of sticks and stones. Thankful on this Sunday as I write this, that McKenzie never rubbed his legs together and accidentally made fire. Any hoo! The peripherals hate this Strong Bean, and his command is so wildly sideways this year, not sure I trust him either, even after this game. Streamonator doesn’t like his next start, and I’m not running out to grab him.

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, and third homer in two days, and fourth homer in three games. Austin Riley (3-for-5, 2 runs, 24th homer) said to Dansby, “Thank you for joining me in this swamp where I will teach you my Jedi secrets on how to get scalding hot for a week then disappear for a month.”

Freddie Freeman – 2-for-5 and his 25th homer, hitting .290. Freeman has about the same number homers as Riley and Swanson. Not sure what that means, but it struck me, so I stuck it out to strike you too.

Alex Wood – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.14. He was facing the worst road team in the majors. Could’ve sent out a piece of plastic painted brown and it could’ve done as well as Wood.

Reid Detmers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 7.04. I was thinking about how after I dropped Logan Gilbert and Shane McClanahan, they both pitched better, so I picked up Reid Detmers before yesterday’s game and my very illogical process worked!

Zach Thompson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.91 in 72 pitches. Is this the way teams are throttling innings? Because this sucks. This whole 70-ish pitch start is useless. I mean, Thompson wasn’t useless on Saturday, but more times than not if a guy is throwing 70-ish pitches, he’s gonna be useless.

Elieser Hernandez – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.84, as he was activated from the IL. Elieser do little or He’s All That? This month on Netflix catch the latest gem in the Pygmalion crown…*slowly walks out into traffic* When did we get so old they’re remaking She’s All That and Rachel Leigh Cook is an adult? Stop adulting! Any hoo! Elieser’s much more interesting to me in deeper leagues. His stats over the past two years have been kinda gorgeous, but small samples are the word. Now if Streamonator likes Elieser, I can get with it even in shallower leagues.

Jazz Chisholm – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th homer, hitting .254. Jazz is going to be a tough guy to rank next year. He’s “fun.” Whatever that means. Could see him being overrated, but I also like him.

Jesus Aguilar – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, and his 2nd homer in the past three games. And on the 7th day, Jesus made a hot schmotato.

Frank Schwindel – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .303. Third homer in the last four games, and the nicest thing I can say about this 29-year-old rookie is I can’t figure out why he was in the minors so long. My guess is he was stuck behind other better players and never got a chance, i.e., I like Schwindel, i.e., Schwing…del!

Mallex SmithJays acquired him from the Reds. Now the Jays have someone to go on Tim Hortons runs.

Logan Gilbert – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.42. A nothing prospect named Gilbert no-hits a top offensive team, and a big-name prospect Gilbert has his lunch handed to him and it’s a sh*t sandwich. Fantasy baseball: When you want ulcers from your hobbies.

Randal Grichuk – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. Five fake dollars says he comes back and homers in his next game. C’mon, put your fake money where your real mouth is!

Teoscar Hernandez – 3-for-4, 2 runs and a slam (20) and legs (8). He’s a .240 hitter, right? Right? That’s what you think. He’s hitting .314! Break me off a piece of that pi!

J.A. Happ – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 6.03. Let’s just be glad the Cards use their Devil Magic for good instead of evil.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 25th homer, hitting .265. This is the prized item in my ‘previously used napkin’ collection. This napkin was used by Pee-Wee Herman after he, uh, came out of a theater. I’m just going to carelessly put it by this open window–NOOOOOO!!! Torenado!

Tyler O’Neill – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, hitting .272. Saw his batting average and I was like, “Wow, this guy must’ve really cut his strikeouts, or, I don’t know, maybe, uh, a high BABIP?” Luckily, I came up with a 2nd scenario, because he has not cut his Ks.

Anthony Rizzo – May be able to begin baseball activities by Monday. That includes scratching oneself and spitting.

Nestor Cortes – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.55. Nearly jumped on Cortes for a stream quicker than Cortes could jump on the Aztecs, but the Streamonator didn’t love it, and his stuff is kinda meh, so sigh.

Luke Voit – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. He had exactly five homers last year by this time, before going on to lead the majors in homers. Yes, I’m saying he might be a last 60-game hitter.

Michael Pineda – Left the IL with an oblique strain. I didn’t know piñatas had obliques.

Byron Buxton – Could begin a rehab assignment next week. I usually don’t talk about contracts, but who is advising Buxton to turn down an $80 million contract? Did he get that advice from someone who made farting noises with their hand under their armpit? I couldn’t care less how much he milks a billionaire for in a contract. Take them for $400 million for all I care, but Buxton really thinks he’s worth more than $80 mill? I wouldn’t give him anything guaranteed longer than one year. Dude can’t stay on the field.

Wander Franco – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .244. We expect guys to do what they are capable of all the time. Everyone projected Wander for a .290 average (me too), and he might do that for his career, but it doesn’t mean he’s going to hit that any given year.

Mike Zunino – 2-for-4 and his 25th homer, and 4th straight game with a homer. Can’t believe how many catchers I’m cycling through when I could’ve Ron Popeil’d my Zunino and had 25 homers. By the way, Ron Popeil passed away recently, so he’s now the ultimate set it and forget it.

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Ben
Ben
10 months ago

Would you trade Starling for Wander Franco in a keeper?

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Ben
10 months ago

Starling Marte, that is.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Ben
10 months ago

Yes. Yes I would.

aardvark
aardvark
10 months ago

Gomber or freeland?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks!

Trader
Trader
10 months ago

Vlad or Cease?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
10 months ago

Luis Gilbert or Sandoval?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
Reply to  rhodyballer
10 months ago

Logan*

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
10 months ago

Happy National Roller Coaster Day!

I need to activate Ynoa in 2 of my leagues…who would you cut to make room for him:

League 1:
C: Stassi
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: W. Franco
OF: Springer, Franmil, Adolis
UTL: Jazz
BN: Wisdom, Brinson

SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Means, Sonny Gray, McClanahan, Z. Thompson
RP: Kennedy, DickRod, C. Green, Wick

League 2:
C: Vazquez
1B: Alonso
2B: Schoop
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Pham, Grisham, Adolis
UTL: A. Rosario
BN: A. Garcia

SP: Castillo, Ryu, Means, Morton, T. Walker, P. Corbin, Price, Odorizzi, T. Rogers
RP: Diaz, A. Reyes, Romano

Thanks in advance!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

I know; there’s been a lot of ups & downs since last year too!

And I know he’s been mediocre at best lately, but you’d drop Means over Patrick Corbin or T. Rogers?

Thanks again

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Ha! Stank self DFA’d

Thanks again

Cohen
Cohen
10 months ago

Better streamer?
Rasmussen home vs Orioles or
Skubal home vs Angels

Cohen
Cohen
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thank you

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
10 months ago

Fuck off sam Hilliard!
Just Die already bud black…
Never draft Rockies.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Unfortunately I’m adding Springer to my do not draft list right next to that asshat Snell and Giancarlo.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Ha #metoo

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
10 months ago

Great stuff as always Grey!

Weekly lineup question for my last OF spot:

Chris Taylor 7 games Pit x3; NYM x4

Or

Kyle Schwarber 6 games @NYY x3: TEX x 3

Thanks!
LG

scoboticus
scoboticus
10 months ago

Seems to be a plethora of Left handed pitchers this week, at least facing my left handed batters!

prey879
prey879
10 months ago

Neris or Sewald in a H2H league with Sv+H and K/9

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
10 months ago

Is Floro still worth holding in standard leagues?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Bender. The pitcher, not the robot. Though the robot is a riot.

Floro got the save yesterday but I got the sense it was because Bender wasn’t available but that Bender is the new closer.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
10 months ago

Great work Grey!

16 Team H2H weekly points league…

who should I start? 3 RP spots

Rasmussen 1 start Vs BAL & 1 start Vs CHW;
Colome 3 Vs CLE and 4 @ NYY;
Peralta 1 x @ STL;
McClanahan 1 x Vs BAL;
Zach Thompson 1x @ CIN.

Thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

thanks so much!

scoboticus
scoboticus
10 months ago

Funny story. I received Walsh and Winker in the same trade last month, and now they’ve both had intercoastal strains.

herschel
herschel
10 months ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need hr and rbi. who do you like this week?

renfroe – 3 @ nyy, 3 vs tex
meadows – 4 vs bal, 3 vs cws
connor joe – 3 vs sd, 3 vs ari

would normally go with meadows, but hes been pretty brutal for a while now.

toolshed
toolshed
10 months ago

MousstakASS is sitting again. Owning him this year has been painful. He missed months for a heel bruise. He didn’t hit that much before he got hurt and now doesn’t even play when he is back. I am so close to dumping him. Not sure how much more time I can give him. 2b for me has been rough (gurriel).

K.R.
K.R.
10 months ago

I want to report my fantasy league mate to Fantasy Jail or with Bauer Fantasy Prison.. He is hanging on to Bauer, it 2nd best team in league and wasting a roster spot…one would think. Is my league mate seeing something that most just can’t see?
Is Bauer going to magically appear in September? Time to send Mad Max down, Bauer is back. How can I politely tell him for the 3rd time to drop Bauer? This league is a freebie CBS H2h league. Other teams are creeping up in his division and Wham by friend is out of playoffs because he won’t give Bauer a kick the in rear off his roster? What is the consensus of Bauer coming back this year?

speill
speill
10 months ago

Hi Grey. McCullers or Greinke ros Thanks

Kari
Kari
10 months ago

M. Cana or Chris Taylor for OF, 10 team h2h points league this week?

Kari
Kari
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Both play 7 games,
Dodgers all home games 3 vs Pitts and 4 vs Mets
Oakland 4 at White Sox and 3 homes games vs Giants

Neither player is looking good after the trade deadline.

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
10 months ago

Redraft h2h 12 team mixed standard 5×5. Ignoring BA, please rank these 3B ROS: Wisdom, Sano, Longoria (just came off IL).

mcgaffer12
mcgaffer12
10 months ago

Drop Blackmon for josh Rojas? Blackmon is at home this week, but that hasn’t mattered much. He’s been brutal all year

Thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
10 months ago

I was pretty happy to get McHugh back in a SVHD league, especially since he’s SP-eligible, but now he’s serving as the opener tonight vs. BAL. I still like him going forward assuming he returns to his multi-inning reliever role and I’m not really scared of the matchup, but there’s no real upside to starting him tonight, right? Just annoying since that means I’m basically losing like half of this week of him.

Also, is it time to just move on from Mondesi after his latest setback? It’s pains me because he was one of my keepers going into this season (12-team H2H where each team can keep up to four players). I’ve been holding out hope for a burst down the stretch / in the playoffs from Mondesi, but with Winker hitting the IL and Trout and Lindor also already there, I’d have to burn a bench spot to hold onto all four so I’m finally getting close to just dumping Mondesi.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  lindorphins
10 months ago

The other issue with Mondesi is our FA pool isn’t very deep, so I’d just be picking up a hot schmotato like Rojas as a bench replacement, so not super inspiring. I guess I could use the spot to stream too, but still, bleh.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks. Conforto was actually also just dropped. Would you go with him over Rojas? Again, end of bench bat so not really needs based. I’m leaning Rojas since he’s eligible all over the place and Conforto basically a platoon bat at this point.

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Gotcha, thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

We don’t have a GS limit. I guess it more came down to the fact that there’s no upside in a decision, basically an L or nothing since he won’t go five innings to qualify for a W. I guess I can still roll him out there hoping for solid ratios, if that’s what you’re suggesting.

Dude
Dude
10 months ago

You mentioned Jose Miranda as a “Buy”. Would you drop Hilliard to go ahead and stash Miranda? Or see how this week plays out before making the move? Any insight on a timeline for the Miranda call up?

dubjay
dubjay
10 months ago

Hey Grey,
Wondering what to do with my rotation. I have a couple of guys that are just barely worth holding onto. Namely Kikuchi and Means. They both have some tough starts coming up and wondering whether to start/bench them and attempt to weather the storm? Or just kick one/both to the curb and pickup streamers. I also picked up E.Hernandez for his start yesterday so could always just drop him
Best looking pitching options out there right now are
ODORIZZI
HOUCK
V.GUTIERREZ
T.MCKENZIE
M.GIVENS(could always use another closer)

Arod’s Frost
Arod’s Frost
10 months ago

How would you value Yu for ROS? Would you use a high waiver to pick him up if he was dropped or wait for something better in the final 2-3 weeks before playoffs?

Fister Furbush
Fister Furbush
10 months ago

Which matchup do you feel most confident in this week?

Morton @ MIA Luzardo
Woodruff @ STL Lester
Flaherty vs MIL Peralta

Fister Furbush
Fister Furbush
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Same! Woodruff is elite, but he’s slumping and the matchup against a streaking Cardinals team isn’t favorable.

Morton has been lights out as of late, but you gotta go with Jack at home with a fresh arm and a hot offense.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
10 months ago

Hey Grey – meant to mention in my earlier note, but I’m looking at the following keeper offer:

My $4 Cronenworth, $6 Vaughn, and a throwaway pitcher for
His $43 Betts, $4 Pollock, $5 Luzardo and a throwaway hitter.

Keep 8, $260, standard roto. I wouldn’t be keeping anyone besides Betts, and Betts would be up against the following guys as my final 2 keepers: $3 Brujan, $4 Sale, $4 Clevinger, $4 Adolis (meh).

For reference, here are my current other keepers:

$35 Acuna
$22 Devers
$22 Story
$13 Eloy
$18 Yordan
$9 Ketel Marte
[2 from the list above – $43 Betts, $3 Brujan, $4 Sale/Clev… – would keep any of these over Vaughn/Cron even though I like them]

Thanks again!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Yeah that’s a really good call. And if Vaughn or Cronenworth hit 12 HR in the last month and a half, maybe they creep up the keeper convo.

Jram it up your Yaz
Jram it up your Yaz
10 months ago

Would you drop Isiah Kiner Falafel for Zunino? Thanks!

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
10 months ago

Hey Grey! Happy Monday.

Looking to keepers in my 6×6 H2H OPS, SV 2-man keeper league

Who do I keep in addition to $13 Tatis?:

$13 Riley
$14 Story
$30 Alvarez
$24 Woodruff
$7 Bassitt

Also should I drop Cesar Hernandez to start B Lowe at 2B and add Cron for a week in coors? Or Aguilar. Lowe and Cesar are my only two 2B.

Big Daddy Jeats
Big Daddy Jeats
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

That’s what I figured – Gotta wait it out on story. Thanks for the advice.

ryanoger
ryanoger
10 months ago

10 team redraft holds league

c-
1-Olson
2-Cesar Hernandez
3-Muncy
SS-Polanco
OF-Eloy, Harper, Soto
Util-Abreu, Yordan
Bench-Alonso, Franmil
IL-Gary Sánchez

SP-Peralta, Marquez, Berrios, Sale, Eovaldi, Ynoa, Quantrill, Ryu, Manaea
RP- Cabrera, Loaisiga, Petit

Need to add a catcher (Kyle Farmer) – who should I drop from above? Was thinking Manaea, Franmil, or Ryu – thoughts?

thanks man!
ryan

ryanoger
ryanoger
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks man

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
10 months ago

My guys had a great week last week. My opponent had an even BETTER, like, all-time week. I got spanked bad. Just wanted to whine. Anyway.

1. How do you rank, ROS: Adell, Brinson, Conforto?
2. Jeimer or J.Bell as a Util?

Eddie
Eddie
10 months ago

Hey Albright

would you drop franmil or anyone for myles straw or ahmed rosario?

Cats _ runs – HR- RBI- SB- OPS- Strikeouts- AVG
team is pretty stacked already

c- no catcher
1b- Olson
2b- India
3b- muncy
SS-Bichete
IF-Chapman
Of-Mullins
Of-Alvarez
Of-Robertt
Util-Franmil reyes
Util- Boagarts
IL_ Bregman

Thanks

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
10 months ago

Good afternoon Grey and thanks again for a great write up!

For my 10tm redraft OBP and QS league

Trying to decide who among this group are holds ROS vs streamers, would drop 1 or 2.
Tylor Megill
Patrick Sandoval
Tanner Houck
Reid Detmers
Elieser Hernandez

Also, is Andrew Vaughn a drop now that it looks like he is in a very crowded situation for ABs, despite his numbers being strong this last month? Someone just dropped Brinson and I could make the swap. Another Sox guy- Moncada, so yawnstipating; is he a drop too for a guy like Josh Rojas who is hot again coming off the IL.

Thanks again for the help?

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  aintlifegrand
10 months ago

Meant to say “thanks for all the help!!!”

I’m Ron Burgundy?

ellis
ellis
10 months ago

Would you do Quantrill @ MIN and v LAA or Vlad Gutierez v CUBS and v MIA

thank you, my pitching sucks

Dustin
Dustin
10 months ago

Trying to pick 2 hurlers from the below 5. Galaxy brain or sharp to bench the pedigree guys in bad matchups for the streamers? Steele worth the 2 starts over (all but one) of these?

Justin Steele vs KC, @ CIN
Eric Lauer vs WAS
Miles Mikolas vs MIL OR vs PIT
Aaron Nola @SD
Taijuan Walker @LAD

Dustin
Dustin
Reply to  Dustin
10 months ago

I suppose throw Means into the above consideration too, vs ATL & @TB. That’s 3 spots for 6 pitchers if he’s benchable among this list

Dustin
Dustin
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks Grey!

Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
10 months ago

Sorry to double-dip…
would you replace any of these:

Price vs PIT vs NYM $25.2
Ynoa @ MIA @ BAL $4.8
Bassitt @ CHW vs SF $15.3
McClanahan vs BAL $22.6
Gray vs MIA $24.7

with any of these:

Fried @ BAL $1.6
Cease vs OAK $-1.8
Kikuchi @ HOU $-7.1
Wood @ OAK $-4.7

Having typed it out, i’m guessing not…unless maybe Fried over Bassitt due to match-up?

thanks again

Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

thanks

ellis
ellis
10 months ago

Should I start Means @TB/v ATL or drop him and pick up McClanahan v BAL
thanks

Jon
Jon
10 months ago

Which OF do you like ROS?

McCutchen, Duvall, Renfroe, Grossman

JP
JP
10 months ago

Mancini or Renfroe ROS?

pizza5788
pizza5788
10 months ago

Next to last in saves. Think of dropping closers Soto and Castillo. Available starters are E Hernandez Kaprellian Ynoa and Irvin. Which 2

Cohen
Cohen
10 months ago

Please pick top 3 streamers need era /whip help

Gil home vs Redsox
Plesac at Twins
M.Gonzales at Rangers
Tyler.Anderson at Rangers
Price home vs Pirates
Skubal home vs Angels

Bob
Bob
10 months ago

10 team, 5×5 Yahoo league…

Do you see any reason to hang on to Kimbrel at this point? My closer group took a big hit at the deadline (Graveman also relegated to middle reliever) and now my RP consists of just Kimbrel and Floro, whom I picked up last week. Joe Barlow and Mychal Givens are available, Anthony Bender too I guess…

What do you suggest here with these guys? It’s all just so disgusting…

ellis
ellis
10 months ago

Have to make some roster moves,

Drop Carrasco or Ryu (or Means) : leaning Carrasco

Too many closers, no trades possible, who should I drop, saves only league: Melancon Presley or McGee : leaning Presley

thank you!

Corey
Corey
10 months ago

Is Rutschman worth keeping for $1 in a Keep 5 Auction League when you already have lots of other cheap keeper options (Ohtani, Franco, Sale, Thor, Muncy, Duran, Adell, Brujan)? Seems like he’d have to hit best case scenario (opens season with O’s, plays almost every day, hits 30 HR) to be worth using a keeper spot on a catcher, no?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
10 months ago

Toro no longer an offense machine – ready to drop, right?

More concerned with “ROS”. Rojas, Kike, Rogers.
Alternative. Wade (and hope that someone like Jazz/Toro will later be available)?

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
10 months ago

Hey Grey…Since the podcast isn’t out yet, I’ll throw this at you…12/5×5/H2H…

My pitching staff has been pretty good all year…until the last two weeks, when it’s been swept 0-10-0. Here’s the current roster:

SP: Woodruff, Lynn, Stroman, Ray, Framber, Means, Manaea, McClanahan, Elieser, plus Pablo on IL
RP: Barnes (just bailed on Kimbrel to get Elieser back)

I want to get another Closer if I can, but somebody would have to go. My impulse is to rage-drop Manaea since he’s crushed me for two weeks, but I don’t have tons of faith in Means right now either. If I can find an OK closer in the next couple days, who would you dump?

Thanks!

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
Reply to  bobsnyder4210
10 months ago

Oh, and Pablo is in an IL slot so he doesn’t really count in this…

Bish
Bish
10 months ago

Grey,

based on their next 3 starts, who do you like better in a points league:

Berrios @Wash; CWS; @Det
Mahle CHC; @Mil; @Mia

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
10 months ago

Which starter is the weakest play out of these:

DeSclafani vs. NYM
Luis Gil vs. Boston
Rasmussen vs. BAL

Thanks!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
10 months ago

Do you like Detmers as a pickup in a 16 team or is he meh?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
10 months ago

I think I;ve spent > 50% (maybe 75%+) of my moves unsuccessfully on closers.

Should I drop Lasagna for him?

BTW, 2x this ,year you’ve talked me out of dropping Riley. Thanks.

ray
ray
10 months ago

Forgot I have Ynoa coming off IL….would you plug him in for Triston (LAA), Rasmussen (BAL, CHW) or Sandoval (@ Det)?

ray
ray
Reply to  ray
10 months ago

I am thinking Triston….or maybe Nola lol

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Yea, Det is sneaky good against Lefties…

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
10 months ago

Think i posted under reply for person above me my bad

G
G
10 months ago

Better bench/utility spot in H2H league which counts AVG and OBP – Farmer or Urias – ownership drastically suggests Farmer who I have, but considering dropping him for Urias. Thanks

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
10 months ago

Hi Grey,

14 team h2h league. A bottom team asked if I’d like Judge.

My current OF: Adolis Garcia, Avisail Garcia, Grisham, Conforto (gross), Will Myers (gross), O’Neil, Trout (gross). Canha and Riley also OF eligible on Fantrax.

My SP: Burnes, Bassitt, Gausman, Maeda, Lynn, Ray, Kaprielian, Toussaint (poop emoji). Gonsolin, Dunning stored away on IR.

Rest roster :Salvador Perez, Canha, Riley, Swanson, Arenado, L. Urias, J. Harrison, Mondesi

I have two SP prospects he likes in Joe Ryan and Muller. He’s interested in Mondesi, and id like to get rid of him honestly. He also likes Grisham.

What should I offer along with two prospects?

Thankyou!

Hebrew Hammer
Hebrew Hammer
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Appreciate ya.

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
10 months ago

Great write up as usual, Grey!

I am in need of your big brain strategies for the last few weeks here in a few areas for my shallow yahoo 5×5 cat league.

1 – Mancini, Tapia (on the IL so not taking up a roster spot currently), and Pollock are my main batter bench guys… are any worth dropping for hot schmotatoes for the remaining weeks? I have Buxton in waiting as well.

2 – My current relief core is:
– Will Smith
– Mychal Givens (seems to actually be the Reds closer surprisingly)
– Kimbrel (sad face emoji)
– Floro (emotionless and staring off into the distance emoji)

Are any of the above worth dropping and replacing with Joe Barlow or Colome if I need saves, ERA, and WHIP?

3 – With Darvish going to the IL, I am planning on trying to pick up Josiah Gray to replace – currently on waivers, but there are some notable alternatives:
– Houck
– Triston
– Price
– Touki
– Odorizzi
– Ranger Suarez – this guy is intriguing if he keeps getting stretched out
– Irvin
– T Walker – crazy good last start against the Doyers
– Pivetta

Is Gray the best add here? or Should I consider any others above him?

4 – Also, looking at the remaining schedule it looks like Kikuchi is getting the short end of the stick and probably facing the Astros twice and possibly Boston… not great. So my question would be is he worth a drop to stream ROS or add another from the above list?

Sorry for the length on this one, and thank you for all the help!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Awesome, thank you. Please thank the brain for me too.

Dropping Kimbrel really sucks, but here we are.

To clarify, I’m shooting for Gray and then streaming that last spot based on matchups, correct? If I can’t grab Gray, who would be your next best ROS?

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Ok I follow! Thanks brotha!

I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Someone scooped up Colome before I could make the swap for Kimbrel. Would you still drop for Barlow or Clippard?

ray
ray
10 months ago

Looks like the Rockies strike again….platooning Hilliard just as he got going. Negates what would have been a great home week, since like 4 lefties. Bud Black for mayor!!!

ryanoger
ryanoger
10 months ago

10 team redraft

Kyle Farmer or Gary Sánchez ROS?

Farmer was just dropped….

ray
ray
10 months ago

Would you go Steele or Triston?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
10 months ago

Reynaldo Lopez at home vs OAK
Collin McHugh at home vs BAL
Justin Steele at CIN
Eric Lauer at home vs WAS 8/21
Tyler Anderson at TEX
Bailey Ober at home vs CLE

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

i was thinking between Steele, Lauer Lopez and Anderson

ray
ray
10 months ago

You rolling the dice with strong bean McKenzie vs LAA? I think I am..

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Cool.
I will be holding my breath haha

ray
ray
10 months ago

Hey Grey,

Any thoughts on Rasmussen of TB? Get Bal and CHW this week….leaning him over Steele (KC and CIN

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
10 months ago

Grey,

Need a replacement for Darvish. THese are my choices:

Reynaldo Lopez
Collin McHugh
Justin Steele
Eric Lauer
Tyler Anderson
Bailey Ober

Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
10 months ago

Goodly monday!

Can you please consult with the gods of twists and sprains, and let me know if Springer will play this week? In locked lineups, start him or grisham?

because nobody in my real life understands the significance, i must share this here:

on june 19th, my team was 29-63-8 (last, 28 games out of 1st, 8 games behind second-to-last)
since june 19th, my team has gone 53-22-5
and is now 82-85-13 (8th, 12.5 games out of first)

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Mitt Face is Handy Afterall
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Much appreciation for your mustachioed benevolence! Your advice has been ghost-steering the ouija that is my fantasy

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
10 months ago

Best SAGNOF ROS among Anthony Bender, Givens, Lorenzen or Rowan Wick?

aardvark
aardvark
10 months ago

Drop Carrasco for plesac, huock or Gil?

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
10 months ago

Or odorizzi

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Or gomber?

Matty
Matty
10 months ago

Elieser sat on my IL for months on a dynasty team and then I missed the start because it wasn’t decided until sometime Sunday morning. It feels like the equivalent of accidentally benching someone reliable for fifty games.

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Matty
10 months ago

i missed it in one deep league and left allard in by like 2 minutes yesterday. damn MIA’arlins jerking us around (it was reported he was with team 2 days previously, BUT they def waited till last minute for sure for him to be starting)

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
10 months ago

A little early yet. If you keep 3 at end of year who is the best to figure: Bieber, Olson, Yelich, Lopez (Mia-P) Manoah, & Bichette. I am thinking Bichette, Olson, & Bieber but i have so much love for Manoah.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
10 months ago

Hey Grey! How would you rank these guys for 2022 keeper value? 12 team roto, $260 budget.

$43 Betts, $4 Cronenworth, $6 Andrew Vaughn. Betts would probably go for $48-50 at auction.

Thanks!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Thanks!

Homefree Bogaerts
Homefree Bogaerts
10 months ago

Have Montas. @ CHW. leaning towards a sit . Richie thinks its ok to go. Your opinion? Ty

MarvPesos
Marv
10 months 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 3 moves per week

Brinson, Luzardo and Givens we’re my steamers last week. I can make up to 3 moves this week who you dropping/picking up ? Luzardo has (ATL) this week.

WIRE

HIT – F. Schwindel, J. Candelario, M. Conforto, M. Straw, A. Dickerson, A. Duvall, R. Grossman, T. Wade, S. Hilliard, E. Hosmer, R. Ortega, C. Kieboom, M. Taylor, J. Solaer, B. Dalbec,

PIT – K. Freeland (ARI), J.A. Happ (PIT), V. Gutierrez (ChC, MIA), D. Bundy (@DET,), M. Foty (Sea), A. Mills (KC), E. Lauer (WAS), N. Cortes (MIN), J. Odorizzi (SEA), Z. Davies (KC), L. Patino (CWS), R. Detmers (@CLE)

RP – D. Willaims, A. Colome, G. Soto, J. Barlow

My team:
C –
1B – J. Votto
2B –K. Marte
3B – J. India
SS – C. Seager
CI – P. Goldschmidt
MI – A. Toro
LF – E. Jimenez
CF – T. Hernandez
RF – L. Brinson
Util – S. Marte
BN – C. Yelich
BN – T. Mancini
BN – J. Schoop
IL –G. Sanchez COVID
IL – G. Torres (IL)

SP – W. Buehler
SP – Aaron Nola
SP – S. Ohtani
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – M. Barnes (RP)
P – M. Givens (RP)
BN – M. Fried
BN – J. Means
BN – T. Mahle
BN – J. Luzardo
IL – T. Glasnow (IL)
IL – A. Civale (IL)
Thanks, Marv

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

Grey, who you dropping for these pick ups ? (Brinson, schoop, Luzardo ?)

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

so, would you drop Toro as the third ?

MarvPesos
Marv
Reply to  Grey
10 months ago

crap, you’re right (the case of too many good outfield)… Well who am I better keeping, Toro or Schoop? and I guess, who’s the better pitching pick up if I only grab one, Freeland or Odorizzi (I won’t get odorizzis start today, only SEA)