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It’s hard to not sound like a prick when discussing starters who I clearly said to avoid who are now injured. I could say something kind like, “Hey, who could’ve seen this coming? Not me, man! Totally out of nowhere! Wow, Shane Bieber needs Tommy John surgery? Crazy! Was he even hurt last year? He was? I had no idea! A 60-day IL stint last year due to his elbow? That is crazy! I am learning that for the first time!” Or I could say, “Yes, I told you to avoid him because he was out last year with an elbow injury. I say repeatedly all preseason that there’s dozens of pitchers to draft and you only need six, why are you even messing with red flags or pitchers who are being drafted way too early like Spencer Strider.” Did I know Strider would be injured too and likely out this year after throwing 9 IP? No, I did not know, but that’s not the point. Pitchers are risky. I know from years of doing this that starters are impossible to predict from year to year so there’s no reason to pay a premium. Did I tell you to avoid Spencer Strider, Gerrit Cole and Shane Bieber? Yes, I did. Can I tell you that without sounding like a prick? Still unclear. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Max Fried – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 18.00. Once again, I’m the prick for pointing out: He was hurt last year. This is not a surprise.

Bryce Elder – Not yet called up by the Braves for Strider’s rotation spot, but I imagine he will soon. For now, they called up Allan Winans, who will write, direct and star in the newest Scary Movie and be a long man out of the pen. Mean’s while, watch Elder become an ace, because every Braves’ 5th starter does, then flame out so hard the following year. It’s written in the sky, it’s the Patterns of Jurrjens.

Matt Olson – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Also, in this game, Austin Riley (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer, and Michael Harris II (1-for-3) hit his II. So, the Braves’ hitting is fine.

Geraldo Perdomo – Hit the IL with a torn meniscus, and will miss a month. Time for the Diamondsparks as they Blaze Alexander!

Kenta Maeda – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 3 Ks, ERA at 9.00. When you’re getting roughed up by the A’ss, that’s rough riding.

Riley Greene – 2-for-3 and his 3rd homer. [google Riley Greene sleeper]

Paul Blackburn – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.00. Blackburn chasing Orel Hershiser’s shutout innings record! Any hoo! Streamonator likes his next one, and I’d give him a spin.

Joe Boyle – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 8.22. Hammurabi’s Code of Fantasy Baseball Blogging says you can’t recommend two A’ss players in the same post, but if it wasn’t for that, I might’ve had nice things to say about Boyle.

Zack Gelof – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, and a double short of the cycle. Sorry, see: Hammurabi’s Code of Fantasy Baseball Blogging.

Steven Matz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.74. Matz trying to get in my conversation for when I talk about Wacha, Lugo and other boring, but reliable fantasy starters that you should care about that you absolutely don’t care about.

Nolan Gorman – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. Hey, pitcher, NoGo there!

Jazz Chisholm Jr. – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. He was priced right in drafts. Could he be great? Of course. Does he have injury risk? Yes, no dur.

Nick Gordon – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer. That a 97-pound Nick Gordon has as many homers as Jazz really puts into perspective how few games have been played.

Max Meyer – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.45. Impossible to say anything after two games, but his K/9 and BB/9 being 5.7 and 2.5 respectively is, well, disrespectful to pitching.

Tyler Wells – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.76. His BB/9 is 1.6 if that stays elite, I’m still interested.

Dean Kremer – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.19. His BB/9 is 0.7.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.09. Thinking about people who pay $1500 to play in the Main Event who were A) Scared by Yamamoto’s random innings in Korea that was essentially extended Spring Trining. B) Scared by Ohtani’s betting scandal thinking MLB would suspend him. C) There’s no C.

Gavin Stone – 3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.50. Well, at least he still stinks.

Shota Imanaga – 4 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 0.00. God hosed us with rain.

Ryan Pepiot – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.63. Weird, maybe you shouldn’t have dropped him after one start.

Willam Contreras – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. Double dongs in Milwaukee? This is like when Ralph Malph and Potsie took out the Polaski twins.

Oliver Dunn – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI and his 2nd steal, as he hit leadoff. Dan Pants gave you a Oliver Dunn fantasy on Saturday, and I just wanna reaffirm Pants. Dunn’s Livvy with pleasure.

Colin Rea – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 hits, zero walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.64. Streamonator loved this start, and I didn’t have the cojones to grab him. Barely one cojone over here.

Dominic Canzone – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. From my cojone to Canzone.

Ranger Suarez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners (zero walks), 4 Ks, ERA at 4.09. People chasing Ks and not “great command” haven’t been paying attention to the last year plus of MLB.

Trevor Story – Hit the IL with a dislocated shoulder. Again, not to sound like a prick, but Trevor Story’s injured and water is wet and taco diarrhea burns.

Tyler O’Neill – 1-for-3, 3 runs and his 5th homer. Yes, he can be a top 10 fantasy hitter on the season. Will he? I do not know the future.

David Hamilton – 2-for-4 and his 1st homer. He’s the Red Sox replacement (maybe platooning with Pablo Reyes, but you don’t want any of that). Hamilton is not going to waste his shot, and has 70-steal speed.

Reese McGuire – 2-for-4, 5 RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (1). Go off Reese McGuire! I said go off! Go! Not get!

Tanner Houck – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 0.00. This game was vs. the Angels. Their lineup is like when you were in college and you tried to use your one friend, who was a girl, to get eight of your guy friends into the party.

Mike Trout – 1-for-2 and his 4th homer. Hey, it’s your one friend who’s a girl!

Reid Detmers – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 1.64. Wait, actually his line was 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks–No, that’s not right. Sorry, that was a line from last May vs. the Twins, then he went on to end the year with a 4.48 ERA. Not to be a downer, maybe Detmers is breaking out, but to think two great starts are anything more than two starts is forgetting there’s six months in the season. This start was vs. Garrett Whitlock, who has a 0.96 ERA thru two starts. So, Detmers is breaking out but not Whitlock? Why not both? Maybe, but let’s see another month of starts. You can pick them up to see the breakouts on your teams, of course.

Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 0.82. [enjoying my Steven Matz, Dean Kremer, Sean Manaea, Seth Lugo, Michael Wacha fantasy staff, clicking open the team in my league who drafted Gerrit Cole and Spencer Strider to revel in the schadenfreude]

Francisco Lindor – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 1st homer. “Grab his ankles and we’ll toss him over Niagara Falls–Hold up! Lindor moved! He’s alive!”

Matt Waldron – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.86. He has as many innings this year as some middle relievers (9 1/3) but it’s hard to make a soft landing in these parachute pants when I see his peripherals are 11.6 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9. His next start is vs. Dodgers, but I will be a cyclops with a monocle.

Logan Webb – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 hits, zero walks, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.86. Wonder if you could buy low. Also wonder if pitchers would be helped if the pitch clock were worn by Flavor Flav.

Ronel Blanco – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 4 Ks, ERA at 0.00. [sitting in the front row of the Rangers/Astros game was Johnny Vander Meer’s family, sweating buckets] His grandson John-John Jr. Jr., as he’s known to the family whispers, “Is our pee-paw’s record about to be broken? I can Lee Harvey someone and break up his rhythm.” Yikes, John-John Jr. Jr.! One way to get around all the problems pitchers have been having with maximum velocity throwing? Just throw all changeups! Ronel’s an innovator. I watched him dance between the raindrops for the 2nd game in a row, and I don’t think there’s much here for 12 team mixed leagues and shallower, but hard to argue with the results.

Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer. 47 more to 50!

Michael King – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.14. Nice bounce back from the awful last start, but Streamonator hates his next, and I wouldn’t go near it.

Luis Robert Jr. – Hit the IL with a hip flexor strain. This is the injury I was expecting from him last year. Oh well, my crystal ball doesn’t have a date; I only know it’s the future. White Sox brought up Lenyn, gotta share the wealth.

James McArthur – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 7.71 and his 2nd save with Will Smith (1 IP, 0 ER, 13.50 ERA) working the 8th. Seems like it’s McArthur’s job to close out Royals games and protect Hirohito. This was vs. the White Sox, a lot easier opponent than the emperor, and McArthur made the White Sux look decent. Guess my point is I wouldn’t count my chickens on McArthur’s saves.

Hunter Renfroe – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. Or as Scooby Doo would say, “Renfroe!”

MJ Melendez – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and 3rd homer in four games. Hot schmotato alert!

Michael Wacha – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.25. But you don’t want him because he’s boring so move along.

Giancarlo Stanton – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .219. It’s so wild how he became a “never healthy Adam Dunn.” Call him Life Alert Donkey.

Luis Gil – 4 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Last game he went 4 2/3 with nice Ks and a lead and a no decision, and yesterday 4 1/3 IP, solid Ks with a big lead. He’s 13 starts away from going 1/3 IP with 10 Ks.

Bowden Francis – 3 IP,, 5 ER, ERA at 12.96. Somehow, he’s still better than Manoah.

Kevin Gausman – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 9.53. Aren’t the Canadians under the same rules of engagement as other United Nations countries? How are they allowed to let Gausman go out to the mound clearly injured and throw not-ideal-at-all velocity? Hey, quick question, what’s Canadian for “Oh no cmon no more pitcher injuries please?” Guys, we can’t have the pitch clock and max velocity. We have to choose one or the other. I’m sorry, don’t shot the messenger, but it’s not natural to throw the ball 101 MPH as a starter. We need to disincentivize velocity. If Kevin Gausman or Spencer Strider needs Tommy John surgery, MLB should immediately institute a rule that if you throw over 95 MPH, it’s an automatic ball. Sorry, I don’t make the rules, except in this case.

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martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

My 1B are Rhys Hoskins and Spencer Torkelson. Would you keep both or waive one to pick up Alex Kirilloff?

thanks!

Lucky Dog
Reply to  martinrostoker
1 month ago

Those are my 2 dudes. I’m holding, as it’s very early – but Kirloff is probably worth an add if you have someone lesser to drop.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 month ago

Thanks for the input!!

Lucky Dog
1 month ago

Of course Ober is dominating the Dodgers. Sonofabench!

SteveNZ
1 month ago

Yikes, Nolan Jones batting sixth *gritted teeth emoji*

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

10 team H2H points league

Which SP to keep for now:

Stone or Lugo?

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Chris
1 month ago

lugo, maybe easily here.

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 month ago

Bring on the robo ump! UGH

Also… NBFJ … No Bench For Jesus!

SteveNZ
1 month ago

Would prefer that this Keller start was a little less eventful…

SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 month ago

Loving those Ks though!

Sandman
Sandman
1 month ago

Hey Grey

Awesome write up! Hope you’re doing well. Been really diggin’ yours and B-dons podcast on Spotify.

In a 10 team, h2h, standard 5×5 (OBP instead of avg)

Do you trade trout and Harper for Betts and one of Kerry carpenter OR Rafaela?

Heres my team:
C: O’Hoppe
1B: Casas
2B: Altuve
3B: Burger
SS: Merrill
CI: Harper
MI: Gimenez
OF: Schwarber, Trout, Chourio, Ozuna
UTIL: Ohtani, Maikel Garcia
BN: Morel

Thanks!

Daze
Daze
1 month ago

So McKenzie pitched well against the White Sox tonight. Would you still drop him for either Whitlock or Houck
I like Houck but who has he really pitched against. The A’s and Angels. What do you think
Thanks

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yea he only had 2 K’s.
I know you like Gore also. Would you drop for him. I like me some K’s.
But I am ok holding also
Also Do you like Whitlock over Houck

Daze
Daze
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Sorry yes to dropping McKenzie for Gore
Or Whitlock over Houck

Lets play two
Lets play two
1 month ago

And now Framber has a sore elbow

Dan
Dan
1 month ago

Hi Grey I picked up smith-shawver in anticipation to be called up for strider. . Should I drop him and pick up Bryce Elder?

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Dan
1 month ago

I forgot my second If I trade Gausman, should I trade him for Altuve or Langford? Or just hold Gausman ? Thank you

P K
P K
1 month ago

5×5 Roto, 12-team: Would you rather have Dane Dunning or Jared Jones?

P K
P K
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks, Grey!

Russowl
Russowl
1 month ago

Siri or Outman ?

Julien, E.Suarez or Siri?

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
1 month ago

7×7 with OBP and TBs. Looking to replace Jordan Walker as a bench bat. Melendez, Kirilloff, Oswaldo, Mountcastle, and Arcia seem to be best options.

here comes the pizza
here comes the pizza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Whoops. I already dropped Walker today to get Pepiot back after I cut him for Manaea. Waiting to see how Keller and Olson perform tonight, with the worse performer getting the boot for a bench bat. My bats are so bad. 10 HRs total through 2 matchups!

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Which start do u prefer?
Wacha at Mets
Bradford home vs As
Ranger home vs Pitt

Penne Ala Volpe
Penne Ala Volpe
1 month ago

I have just now picked up Michael Wacha off waivers due to the shame of reading his blurb. Its me you were talking to but people can change. I will start with Wacha and maybe work my way up to a Steven Matz with time. Thanks for the kick in the ass.

Flying High
Flying High
1 month ago

McCormick,Siri or Nimmo?

Lugo or Hicks?

THANKS

Bad Mother Tucker
Bad Mother Tucker
1 month ago

12 team, 5×5 roto. 1250 Max IP, 1176 Remaining (+0.1)

Would you start or sit?

(1) Luzardo @NYY (-$1.3)
(2) Keller v. Det ($12.7)

Josh
Josh
1 month ago

Jose Siri or Cedanne Rafaela?

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey!

patdaddy1985
patdaddy1985
1 month ago

And tomorrow Rodon v Miami or Logan Allen v white Sox

patdaddy1985
patdaddy1985
1 month ago

McKenzie v white s or Olson at pitts

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
1 month ago

would you start CJ Abrams for (3@SF,3@OAK) who is injury risk or Pena (1@TEX,3@KC,3vTEX) in weekly points league?

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

Daily Pts league is Braxton worth a stash? Would need to drop Dansby or Jordan Walker, or hold.

FMFU
FMFU
1 month ago

Would you be buying Robert Jr low ? Or are you worried about his health even when he comes back ?

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Start or sit Ober home vs Dodgers?

Drank
Drank
1 month ago

Points league, line up lock for the week. Tyler Oneil or Wyatt Langford? Langford play 7 games vs. 6 for Oneil.

toolshed
1 month ago

Cronenworth rejuvenation or just a hot streak? Small sample size, but this is good. 2.5 mph ev increase, hh% up, barrel % up. Boring yes, but if he gets back to 2021 and 2022 levels, the numbers play at 2b or mi. He can be a decent accumulator hitting 3rd between Tatis and Machado.

1000007542
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Yes but it is better this way than the other way. And hitting 3rd is something

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

it sure says the manager’s an idiot and/or the lineup is weak, i mean they keep trucking acozar out there pretty often so maybe… nope, merrill, campusano, hell even kim should be higher in lineup here.

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 month ago

i mean, they got profar, a guy nobody wanted till what 10 days prior to season (less if we’re going by non SD/LAD teams), hitting 5th

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

SV/HLDS

Would you add any of the following:
Ryan Pressley
Pete Fairbanks
Ottavino
Colin Poche

Over any of the following:
Alzolay
Jansen
Finnegan
Kittredge
Payamps
Braiser
Estevez

Dude
Dude
Reply to  Dude
1 month ago

And/or would you drop any of the following bench bats:
Oliver Dunn
Thairo Estrada
Nelson Velazquez
David Hamilton

To add any of the following:
Ryan Pressley
Pete Fairbanks
Ottavino
Colin Poche

Last edited 1 month ago by Dude
Jay T
Jay T
1 month ago

Is Ohtani really out of the woods? I want to trade for him, but don’t want to lose him to suspension.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Please pick one… points league

Frelick, Nelson Velasquez, Kirilloff

Thanks

toolshed
1 month ago

Vinnie P 57%+ gb % doing his best Hosmer imitation. 7.3 launch angle, no barrels yet. His EV is pretty close to what it once was. Small sample size. Not giving up on him yet but it’s been rough.

Dave Funnell
Dave Funnell
1 month ago

Have Gore or Singer done anything to sway you in a different direction?

Singer didn’t overly impress me early on against Chicago, but did retire something like 12 in a row. I know he wanted to add a pitch, but I’m not sure if he’s doing much of that.

Gore surprisingly dared well against the Phillies and he’s added some velocity. Any chance he’s a new man or reaching that potential many though he could have?

Gator
Gator
1 month ago

With all the pitching injuries do you think someone signs Bauers or is he toxic forever?

hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I was recently looking back at the Cubs 2016 championship series vs. Cleveland. I came away with a smile seeing that Bauer played a large part in the Cubs victory as he took the losses in games 2 and 5.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 month ago

Chourio or Jarren Duran?

Milarky
Milarky
1 month ago

Hey Grey,

Sorry for the repeat – if I start Gausman out this week against COL (against your advice), which of these guys would you sit?

Singer (HOU)
Sanchez (PIT)

Gotime
Gotime
1 month ago

12tm daily H2H pts (AB, Hits, extra base hits, HRs, SB) Could you rank the following for bats for today
N. Jones vs. Ari Gallen
J. Naylor vs. White sox Banks
Stott @ Stl Mikolas
Jordan Walker vs. Phi Turnbull
Paredes @ LAA Anderson

jah
jah
1 month ago

Grey, I have Kenley, E Phillips and Foley in my deep-for-a-10 teamer H2H points league to cover 2 x RP slots (daily lineup changes).

I prefer to have only 2 RP’s and set-it-and-forget-it but having 3 isn’t a terrible idea. 4 is just too much.

Our league’s village idiot drafted 6 closers and dropped Doval this weekend. I realize Kenley is still in spring training mode (i hope) but would you drop Kenley or Foley for Doval?

Dude
Dude
1 month ago

Please rank top 4 HLDS guys:
Payamps
Gaddis
Presley
McGough
Kopech
Braiser
Ottavino
Bender

The Original Whatever
The Original Whatever
1 month ago

12 team mixed. standard cats.

Would you drop Greene/Lane Thomas for Tyler ONeill or hold?

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
1 month ago

Would you take David Hamilton over J.O’Neil as an MI in a 12 teamer?

Don't be a Hader
Don't be a Hader
Reply to  Don't be a Hader
1 month ago

*McNeil

toolshed
1 month ago

Nootbar may be activated today. Would you cut any of these hitters or keller if he looks bad today? I really don’t like cutting guys after a week but here I am.

Varsho, Henry davis (c,OF). Obp league. Daily lineups.

Fyi, I also own the unsexy trio of morton, lugo, wacha who look better than keller at the moment. Thanks

Sad Keanu
Sad Keanu
1 month ago

Pepiot vs SF or Keller 2-start against DET/@PHI for more points in H2H weekly points league?

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
1 month ago

Have Stone on my bench. Could drop him for someone like Bradford or Schmidt. Then maybe start them instead of Luzardo, Lugo, Wacha, Hicks, Civale, Bibee…

So, I guess could you rank the following SPs for this week (11-team, 5×5 redraft league)?

2-start Bibee (vWSOX and @ BOS)
2-start Civale (@LAA and vLAA)
2-start Lugo (vHOU and @WSOX)
2-start Bradford (vOAK and @DET)
Wacha (@NYM)
Hicks (vWAS)
Schmidt (@CLE)
Luzardo (vATL)

Five-on-One
Five-on-One
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks. Start either of

2-start Bradford (vOAK and @DET) or Schmidt (@CLE) over Luzardo (vATL)?

Happy eclipse day!

herschel
herschel
1 month ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. need to start one of the following. who do you like?

keller – vs det, @ phi
varland – vs lad, @ det
singer vs hou
lugo vs hou

or just start an extra closer (ginkel).

Thanks!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 month ago

Hi Grey

I should be patient with Crocket and Cristopher Sanchez. Do you agree?Thanks for your reminding me to be patient-my wife has trying for years.

Should I offer Soler for Lindor? That would leave me Mullins, Nimmo, Gurriel and Jurran Durran (and Merrill who I have playing SS) as my OF. Should I also offer Estrada plus an outfielder to get Lindor?. Of course, I can just wait for now.

Thanks so much!!

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

who would you offer for Lindor?

thanks

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

I am so sorry- i forgot.

TurnandCoughlin
TurnandCoughlin
1 month ago

Lots of Ronel Blanco/Johnny Vander Meer stories on the net. Vander Meer’s no-no #2 was against the Brooklyn Dodgers, first night game ever at Ebbets field.
Just sayin…..

knucklez
knucklez
1 month ago

Holds league, Pick 2…please!

AJ Minter, Ian Hamilton, Ryan Pressly, Bryan Abreu or Trevor Megill

Norbs
Norbs
1 month ago

Would like to get your thoughts about SP to lock in for the week (10TM H2H 6×6 with OPS and L as added cats).
1 Which two to start of Ober (LAD, @Det), Hunter Brown (@KC), and Civale (@LAA)?
2 Or drop Yoshida (bench bat) for Reynaldo Lopez (NYM, @MIA) and start above any of those listed above?

Thanks as always!

Norbs
Norbs
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks Grey!

Cocowillie
Cocowillie
1 month ago

Good day

Ruiz and Campusano a toss up for one catcher roster?

Milarky
Milarky
1 month ago

Hey Grey, if I start Gausman out this week against COL (against your advice), which of these guys would you sit?

Singer (HOU)
Sanchez (PIT)

Bat Flip
Bat Flip
1 month ago

Which side – Tyler O’Neil / Bregman or Yelich / Doval?

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

Hi Grey,

Please rank these pitchers ROS: Singer, Montas, Wacha, C. Sanchez

Are they hold or stream in a 12 team mixed league?

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Where would you rank Manaea in the list above? Behind Montas and before Sanchez? Thanks again.

Dave D
Dave D
1 month ago

Pick up Miguel Sano as RP? Closed out the 9th yesterday and threw strikes!!!

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

Thats better than my Payamps handcuff for Williams in my DC is working out. At least I have Kopech there??? Oh well…

taz
taz
1 month ago

Hi Grey! Better Bench bat ROS Westberg or Dunn.

RICE
RICE
1 month ago

Hey Grey!

What are you thoughts on JD Martinez. He seemed like a good free agent stash at the beginning of the year but he’s old and the Mets look… well, somehow worse than they normally look.

10-team league… so plenty of waiver options out there to replace.

Thanks!

wwekoda2020
wwekoda2020
1 month ago

Would you trade pepiot and montas for Hunter brown in a QS league?

kgeich
kgeich
1 month ago

Pick up Houck or stand with Whitlock?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  kgeich
1 month ago

Get both

mhaire511
mhaire511
1 month ago

Looking to pick up Houck and Ronel Blanco. Who would you drop?

Ryne Nelson
Gavin Stone
Max Meyer
Jack Flaherty

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  mhaire511
1 month ago

I just flat dropped Stone. Among other things Stone seems like odd man out when Feris Walker comes back. He also is bad.

Uncle Razzkai
Uncle Razzkai
1 month ago

Hi Grey! So, I sonavabenched Bryce Miller @Miller Park and Ryan Pepiot @Coors Field. Both had come off shaky first starts and were headed to famously hitter friendly ballparks …

Not sure what the lesson here is. Is it that I should trust the SPs I draft to be solid contributors even in challenging circumstances … or is it something more specific to beer branded ballparks …

And, I know Spring is (finally) here: the total comments on your daily news posts are in the hundreds (as they ought to be)! Thanks for all you (and your team) do for the fantasy baseball community.

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
1 month ago

R.Olson or Flaherty?

task force
task force
1 month ago

Hey Grey need a holds guy who should I target off the list:

Kittredge
Jojo Romero
Ian Hamilton
Willy Peralta
Burdi
Jimenez
Beede
Brasier

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  task force
1 month ago

hamilton’s the only clear 8th inning guy, jojo and kittredge both looking better (later) than gallegos now, but vs each other, it’s not clear.

SideShowBob
SideShowBob
1 month ago

Drop Polanco for Dunn?

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
1 month ago

Weekly set lineup, points league. Play Ober- 2 starts – LAD and @ Det or Gore – 1 start @ Oak? The key here is points league.

Drank
Drank
1 month ago

Grey, in a weekly lineup lock, points league, would you take two from Ober (LAD, DET) or one from Houck (ANA)?

Bish
Bish
1 month ago

Grey,

top two for next week?

Bassitt NYY; @SD
Bibee @Bos; OAK
Civale LAA; @NYY
Greene @Sea; LAA
Nola COL; CHW

zombie
zombie
1 month ago

Happy Monday Razzballers! Rostering the Yankees cleanup hitter cannot possibly have so little value, can it?! Might Rizzo have a resurgence soon? Or maybe just one of those runs where he appears capable? Should I bail and use up my precious 1 waiver priority this early for a dropped Vinnie P? Vinchenzo has had an almost identical start to the season as Rizzo. I could also try to carry both 1Bs for another week or so, to see who might eventually suck less. Thanks for any assistance.

JQA
JQA
1 month ago

Best bench bat: N Velazquez, Nimmo, Varsho?

Cohen
Cohen
1 month ago

Grey, which staff do u like more?
Staff A
Gausman
Peralta
Keller
Jones
Hicks
Ober

Staff B
G.Rodriguez
Gilbert
Crochet
Pepiot
Littell
Blanco

I Am Not A Smart Man
1 month ago

Yo G!

Excellent write-up! I’m looking for a solid bench bat in my 12 team 5×5. Please rank the available options – no specific needs:

  •  Kjerstad – I know he hasn’t been called up yet, but the helium is intoxicating!
  • Kirilloff
  • Dunn
  • Walsh

Thank you as always!

-IANASM

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

One more please… N Velazquez vs Kirilloff.

All of my pitchers are injured. Existence is pain!

Thanks again!

I Am Not A Smart Man
Reply to  I Am Not A Smart Man
1 month ago

Disregard. I see you answered below now.

Existence is still pain.

Philip
Philip
1 month ago

Not impressed with Max Meyer, eh? Do you have strong hopes he’ll continue to develop into a #2/3 type, or is his stuff just not very impressive? I thought he was gonna be a high-K pitcher with that wicked three pitch mix.

Also, I have so many lackluster players in my deep dynasty. Most of all, Jesus Sanchez is killing me. What a crappy first two weeks. Not one XBH. Couldn’t be worse. Well, I guess he could have zero SB, so it could be worse. But I’m ready to dump him. Is this advised? I’m looking at Tellez, David Hamilton, or Josh Smith. So, there’s that.

Thanks, Grey!

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Philip
1 month ago

i’d grab any of those over jebus san, but watch out for tellez vs lefties, he ain’t playing those. same for smith vs lefties (still surprised they went him over e.duran)

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  Beware the Shit Rope
1 month ago

hamilton i literally added to every league last night, and was surprised i wasn’t beat in any of them to him, he was supposed to be a big deal last year but they barely let him play. he’s not JUST speed either.

Ed Spinelli
Ed Spinelli
1 month ago

HI Gray,
I hope the winter month months were good to you my friend.
If you could hold only 1 of the following two on your IR list who would you choose? Jacob De From or Clayton Kershaw? Thanks, Ive got both but need tome roof you could hold only 1 of the following two on your IR list who would you choose? Jacob De From or Clayton Kershaw? Thanks, Ive got both but need to make room

jmccullough
jmccullough
1 month ago

Hey Grey!

I thought I had a closer handcuff in KC by owning Will Smith and McArthur… but not sure holding Smith is buying me much. Would you consider him droppable at this point in standard 12 team leagues even if you are in need of saves? Maybe even for Schreiber?

Thanks!

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Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  jmccullough
1 month ago

i just had same thing, but in my case kopech (and stephenson as an IR stash) were available, dropped w.smith. if kopech wasn’t out there schreiber would be an option, but i might go any of these first:
kinley (for sure it’d be him), c.green (he’s probably around in same 12’ers that kopech was like this one) some others.

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

h/h points …12 team

1 from each group ROS

1b….
Casas
Bohm
Cronenworth
Rizzo
Mouncastle

2b….
Donovan
Stott
Polanco
Julien
Gorman

C..
O’Hoppe
Moreno
Stephenson
Heim

Sagacious Sally
Sagacious Sally
1 month ago

Happy Mooning of the Sun day –

With Verlander and B. Garrett coming back by next week, I have to drop two or come up with a trade. Play in a points H2H 12 team mixed league. A rule is that the 3 bench spots have to be 2 hitters and 1 pitcher.
A) Who are my drops if no trade?
B) Which players should I package for an upgrade at a roster spot?

Catcher (1), 1B (1), 2B (1), 3B (1), SS (1), OF (3), Utility (2), Bench (2)
SP (4), RP (3), P (1), Bench P (1)
IL (4) Any position

C- Ruiz
1B- J. Naylor
2B – Altuve
3B – Devers
SS – Bichette
OF – Soto, A. Garcia, M. Ozuna,
Utl – S. Suzuki, Greene
Bench – Donovan, Casas

SP – Gilbert, Luzardo, Ober, Eovaldi
RP – Foley, A. Uribe, Ginkle
Bench – Payamps, Ragans

IL – Garrett, Verlander, J. Duran, deGrom

Hitting: R(1), H(.5), HR(.5), RBI(1), TB(1), BB(1), IBB(1), SH(.5), SF(.5), SB(1), CS(-1), K(-.5), GIDP(-1)

Pitching: IP(3), K(1), W(4), QS(4), S(7), HLD(6), RAPP(1), L(-4), BSV(-3), ER(-2), H(-1), BB(-1)

Sagacious Sally
Sagacious Sally
Reply to  Grey
1 month ago

The two drops without a trade would have to be pitchers because of the “only 1 of 3 bench spots can be a pitcher rule”. Payamps and …….thinking either Ginkle or Uribe as I can just slide Ragans into an RP spot

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 month ago

I know it’s early, I’m ready to duck, but would you drop Mitch Keller for Singer?