Orlando Arcia went down with a hamstring strain and some teams would’ve just cobbled together a makeshift shortstop out of available major league pieces. A Frankenshortstop, so to speak. And it might’ve been fine, might’ve ran into a hot day or three from whoever they Ehire’d. That’s the kind of shizz other teams do! Not the Braves! I love the Braves for this, by the way. They promote their prospects like they’re Tim McGraw singing Live Like You’re Dying. They’re on a bull named Fu Manchu, and they promote their guys! Love it! Of course, sometimes with pitchers, they come up, surprise hitters for three to six months, then fade into obscurity, unable to handle setbacks. But who cares about that now? Their sticks come up and stick. Yesterday, they promoted Vaughn Grissom from Double-A, where he was 3/7/.363 in 22 games, after going 11/20/.312 in High-A. He appeared in Itch’s Top 50 prospects, and now appears on all of my teams, because I love me some rookie nookie! Plus, he got a slam (1) and legs (1) in his major league game (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), and the homer was an absolute moonshot over the Green Monster. Haven’t been that impressed by a Braves’ rookie debut since Jason Heyward’s! Okay, that’s not fair, but trying to put things in perspective. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Marcell Ozuna – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 20th homer, hitting .213. Braves are so stacked that Ozuna is now hitting 7th, and it kinda makes sense. Osenza, if you will.
Kyle Wright – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.14. He pitched well, saying he was spooked after being visited by a Ghost of Atlanta Young Pitchers Past recently, which was Ian Anderson wrapped in a ratty minor league hotel sheet.
Tommy Pham – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 3rd homer in his last three games. Yesterday’s homer was for all the people who are staying up-to-date on our fantasy football ADP.
Kyle Lewis – Optioned to the minors. M’s preferred Dylan Moore and Jay Clam to Lewis, to which I say, “Damn, they really don’t like Lewis.”
Sam Haggerty – 1-for-3 and his 4th homer. *plays Van Halen’s Right Now on Guitar Hero, smashes a ping pong ball with the fake guitar* Look at me, I’m Sam Haggerty!
Carlos Santana – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer. Oye como yay!
Robbie Ray – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 hits, 5 walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.77. So clearly should’ve been pulled before the 7th inning when he gave up the 2-run homer to Higashioka, that I went into a rage, and I Hulk-smashed my TV. So, I lost the win and my flat screen. Good stuff, guys!
Nestor Cortes – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.67. He got blemished by David Lee Roth’s replacement then Woodstock ’69, but, guys and five girl readers, Cortes is having one helluva year. My goodness gracious, I say like Apu which gets me immediately canceled.
Aaron Judge – 1-for-2 and his 45th homer, hitting .304. Does it feel like he’s going to hit 70? As someone who lived thru McGwire, Sosa and later Bonds, it doesn’t to me. Over/under in my head is 60, but maybe I’m underestimating.
Joey Meneses – 2-for-3 and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in three games. Hot schmotato alert!
Josiah Gray – 6 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 7 hits, zero walks, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.81. Thinking about back in March betting on myself and grabbing Sonny, Josiah and Jon Gray, and wishing my last name was McClanahan.
Justin Steele – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.63. Streamonator? Sure, if you like, but start everyone vs. the Gnats.
Nico Hoerner – 2-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .301. His profile scares me so much, because I love it and I could see writing a sleeper post for him for next year, but I know if he misses just a little bit on the projections, he goes from 10/20/.300 to 5/14/.270 and is unrosterable. Will be an offseason battle with myself.
Touki Toussaint – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.70. It wouldn’t shock me to see one of the many Braves starters, who they’ve discarded just as quick as they called them up, come back to haunt them, but also: This game was vs. the Oakland A’ss.
Luis Rengifo – 1-for-5, and his 7th homer. Angels’ three-hole hitter continues to make good on the confidence Nevin’s showed in him, at least vs. lefties. He has a .955 OPS vs. lefties. This guy’s a regular Trout vs. southpaws.
JP Sears – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.30. When he debuted this year, I said, “JP Sears looked fantastic. He has a 93-95 MPH fastball, decent slider and change, and elite command. That’s the JP Sears catalog of pitches. Yanks also have five starters in the rotation, so we need a going out of business sales on Sears.” And that’s me quoting me! Guess what? A’s had a going out of business sale and acquired Sears in the Montas trade. Could see getting in on Sears if he’s going to be in the rotation. His stuff is intriguing.
Jed Lowrie – Designated for assignment. The A’s will need to construct a new identity without Lowrie on their team. My new identity vote is for “less crappy.”
Paul Blackburn – Hit the IL with inflammation of his middle finger. The injury occurred when someone cut him off on the 101.
J.D. Davis – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and 3rd homer since coming over about eight days ago. Which is a week if a Beatle is reading this.
Lance McCullers – Will start on Saturday for the Astros. It’ll be vs. the A’ss, which is about as cushy a matchup as you’re gonna find. A’ss cushy? That’s Oaktown booty, Sir Mix-A-Lot. Don’t trust McCullers at all though.
Kyle Tucker – 3-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer. Mr. H2H poking his head in with a “Hey, whaddup, girl?”
Yordan Alvarez – 1-for-5 and his 31st homer. Captain Woo Cubano because guys also wanna have fun!
Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer, as he homered back in Coors off Austin Gomber. Here’s an original Denver Post clipping from the day us Rockies received Austin Gomber for Nolan Arenado and $50 million. It’s right over by this window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!
Albert Pujols – 4-for-5, 2, runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, or home run number 687. Kinda wish Pujols would stay on one more year with the Rockies to get to 700. Shoot, the Rockies would prolly play him over Cron for five more years.
Paul DeJong – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI. Colonel Mustard with a hot schmotato in the grocery store!
Sean Manaea – 5 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.76. Man, this guy sucks. Is it me or are there more starters with a near-5 ERA this year or nah? Usually when I say that, I know it’s not me, but I think it might be this time.
Brandon Drury – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .268. Order, order, Brandon Rural-Juror is fifth in the order!
Austin Nola – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .247. He’s having a year like Michael Perez had a game, then was DFA’d.
MJ Melendez – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. Ya know all the crazy hype about Varsho this year because he had catcher eligibility and he was going to play in the outfield? Or really any player who has catcher eligibility and plans to plays elsewhere in the field. Yeah, I’m gonna join in that enthusiasm next year for Melendez.
Kris Bubic – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 10 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 5.02. Fun fact! Whenever an announcer pronounces his name “Boob-itch,” I giggle.
Johnny Cueto – 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.91. Thinking about how I should’ve drafted Cueto and Quintana in every league instead of Giolito and Manaea and then walking into the ocean at high tide.
Max Muncy – 1-for-2 and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games, and third homer in the last four games, and he’s rostered in 85% of leagues, so I think he’s rostered everywhere he should be, but if he’s available in your league, he’s absolutely turned it on. My guess is he’s rostered on the team in last that abandoned their team in May.
Chris Taylor -1-for-3 and his 7th homer. He played three games in July; four games in August; do I hear five games in September?
Seranthony Dominguez – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.52, and his 8th save. Kinda ignored it when Seranthony got the save on Tuesday. I was like, “Meh, Rob Thomson was reminiscing about the time he performed for him at the Golden Globes afterparty,” but now he’s got two saves in two games, and I don’t know. Why can’t managers just appoint a closer and keep that closer? Rhetorical! I guess I’ll put this as a 50/50 share between him and Robertson, but it could easily move more in Seranthony’s favor, or the opposite.
Tyler Naquin – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 10th homer, and, like, his 17th homer in the last week. He’s already in this week’s Friday Buy, which is already available on our Patreon.
Taijuan Walker – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.43. If a guy can look meh in a Quality Start, Walker looked super meh. Thanks to the Reds for this start. Or thanks to the Meds, if a Diaz family member is reading:
Unable to choose a favorite, Alexis and Edwin Diaz family in Meds jerseys pic.twitter.com/Eo9KkZNF8c
— Razzball (@Razzball) August 9, 2022
Wander Franco – Could begin taking batting practice as soon as Friday. That means rehab assignment next week for a week, then returning around end of August, or beginning of September. Please let it mean that.
Yu Chang – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. Hasn’t been doing much, but will watch to see if this is the start of something. Speaking of watches, time may Chang Yu, but Yu can’t Chang time.
Randy Arozarena – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer. The Rice Bowl doesn’t have great power, which is what I say as I once again marvel that Christian Yelich has eight homers. He’s not even in double digits so I have to spell out the number, says Strunk & White.
Jeffrey Springs – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.56. I hate how I didn’t even have to look at the box score or the game to know Springs went either 4 2/3 IP or 5 IP. Can Cash at least give a guy who’s been in the rotation for three months the chance to throw 100? Jesus effin’ Aguilar.
Brandon Woodruff – 7 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.52. Speaking of workhorses (I’m using my sarcastic font), this was officially the longest start of Woodruff’s season. I don’t have Woodruff, because he was being drafted too high, so honestly I had no idea he hadn’t gone 6 2/3 IP at any point this year. That’s pretty yawnstipating. How do people continue to claim you should pick a top starter in drafts? Because, no matter the results each year, they will say it. Prolly because most of the people saying it are already onto fantasy football.
Madison Bumgarner – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.13 vs. Mitch Keller – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.25. This matchup was Keller vs. Bum, or How I Wish I Couldn’t See How Ass Madison Is.
Rodolfo Castro – Being investigated by MLB because, while sliding into third, his iPhone fell out of his pocket. No electronic devices are allowed on the field of play, so, that’s right, Rodolfo Castro is gonna get busted for playing Angry Birds on the bench.
16 team keeper league, keep 5, yahoo, roto, 5×5.
I have this offer for the injured Tim Anderson. I’m challenging for 1st place.
I get, Carlos Correa and Eugenio Suarez.
I give up, Tim Anderson and Taylor Ward.
CA- Melendez. 1B- Goldschmidt. 2B- Massey. 3B- Wisdom. SS- LGarcia. IN- Walker.
OF- Soto. OF- Harris. OF- Pham. OF- Ward. UT- Bubba.
bench- DeJong, Nootbar, Vargas.
IL- Berti. IL- Anderson
Got offered mikolas for my strider. Yay or nay?
Trout or Albies for keeper for next year? Thank you…
What’s good Grey? 12-team keeper league. Would you drop Gorman to pick up Grissom? Also…what are your general thoughts on Ryan Pepiot.
Appreciate any feedback you got, my dude.
Hi to Ted!
Ted says hi!
I’d go with Grissom
Pepiot is a streamer, wouldn’t touch him in MIL
10-4 on Pepiot. Going to hold onto Gorman, but just wanted to see what you thought.
Have a corntastic day, my dude!
Ha, you too!
H2H pts +7 IP + 2 K -3 hit -3 walk -12 homer
Can only play 2 of these 3 who is the bench?
Gonsolin @ KC
Mikolus vs Mil
Lynn vs Det
I have Julio Rodriguez coming off the DL tomorrow, who am I dropping to activate?
Castellanos, Ward, Yelich, Bellinger? I could drop Jose Miranda, but I feel like he’s been playing better than all of those listed.
Thank you for your insight.
Hey grey! My $36 Bryce for his $4 strider in a keep 8 forever league? I have a $38 Acuna, $24 Devers, and $21 yordan I’ll be keeping for what it’s worth.
Nah, I’d keep Harper
I have an opportunity to move Nimmo in a 5 OF league, 13 teams, for a decent pitcher. My replacement for him would be India. Nimmo scores tons of runs, which is valuable, and his statcast is so pretty – but will he score enough runs to outweigh India’s occasional SB and homer? (And his statcast is ice blue.) I’m making this harder than it needs to be, right? They’re pretty close.
Thanks, and I really appreciate how much you’ve been able to do through Covid. I was a zombie.
Ha, No problem — I’d take India
Thank you sir!
Mancini went 0 for 4. Here’s a thought…maybe if he didn’t play once out of every three games he’d do a little better.
By the way Kwan has been pretty good over the last month. He homered today and stole a base. I like him much more while leading off and now he’s playing vs lhp. He’s getting on base and scoring runs and sprinkling in some steals. The ball isn’t helping him, but he’s been solid after a rough patch and some injuries. I’m glad I held on in my deeper leagues. Not much power or rbi, but you could do a lot worse in the leagues where i have him. There’s a lot to like about him.
Yeah, Kwan’s been okay…I saw he might’ve got banged up today…Think he stayed in tho
ROS: Vinnie or Rowdy?
Would you grab Wander to stash on the bench over C. Walker or Ramon Laureano?
Yes, over Walker
Hey Grey, I have a couple of sit or starts that I’m not sure of yet…
Kirby @ Tex
Lauer @ Stl
I’d start Kirby
Melendez or Varsho?
Dansby or Seager?
Yahoo 12 team 5×5 H2H, we get 6 keepers each season
What 6 would you keep between:
Bryce Harper, Tatis, Corey Seager, Devers
Wheeler, Aaron Nola, Freddy Peralta, and Strider
Harper, Tatis, and Devers are the locks for me. Torn trying to figure out the pitchers and Seager
Bryce Harper, Tatis, Corey Seager, Devers
Wheeler, Aaron Nola,
Who would you rather of had this year, Wander or Woodruff? Why would you draft Devers so high when you could’ve had Drury *much* later? Thanks, I’ll hang up and listen. =)
On a more serious note, can’t believe Lindor is #9 on the PR. I’ve had him and it hasn’t felt anything like that (even though he’s been hot recently).
Haha….re: Lindor — Hitting for power and speed makes such a huge difference….
No love for Noot? Leading off for the Cards today.
I love him, very nourishing
Hey again Grey!
Looking ahead to next year, should I tade Clase for a 2nd round pick. Each guy has 5 keepers. 12 man h2h 5×5
Do you have five better keepers?
I have Vlad, Acuna, j-ram, Cease, and Cortes
Clase is better than Cortes, unless this is a points league
The saga continues…Yu Chang! Yu Chang!
He bombs atomically.
When he homers, Rays fans sing “Kevin Cash Rules Everything Around Me.”
Royals 1B as a batty call? That’s a hard Pasq from me!
Hey Grey, hitting the stretch run in my 12 team AL only, trying to go back to back. Got a lot of holes in my lineup (starting “Nathan Eaton”, Tim Beckham, and Anderson himself at the moment among others). How’s the below, with the C meaning I could protect them at that price for next year and then after that, have to start giving them raises?
Josh Naylor $2 C
Tim Anderson $43 C
Nicky Lopez $15 C
Adam Frazier $10 C
Johnny Cueto $8 C
David Fletcher $7 C
Anderson’s contract has to go since I’m right at our salary cap. Might be able to make another trade of one of my efficient contracts though after losing it.
That trade works for me
You streaming Lodolo anywhere tonight ? SON loves him and it’s the Cubs…
12 teamer been holding since Monday
I am not
Give Peralta, Morton, Story
What 1 SP would you take in return? (besides the top studs) NEED WINS, ERA
Take a top 10 SP
in a dynasty, would you trade witt for harper? Thanks!
Meh, I guess, sure
Who is the drop out of:
Gonna offer out Cobb and joe Ryan for giolito. That’s an easy win right?
Your help is always appreciated!
Would you waive Michael Harris II and pick up Luis Rengifo or just hold.
PS Below is an interesting trade question and look forward to your response!!
1. One of the managers offered me Framber Valdez for Corbin Burnes who is my ace. i was going to turn it down. I was even insulted.Do you agree? He also has Shane Bieber, Yu Davish and Blake Snell on his staff.
2. I was thinking of offering Jeffery Springs and CJ Crow for Valdez (I have Rowdy Tellez, Josh Bell, Willmer Flores as well as Bryant to play 1B). What are your thoughts? Do you have any idea for any other possible trade?
1. It’s awful 2. Almost as insulting in the opposite way
I appreciate your honesty! Thanks so much!!
Got on late yesterday so wasn’t able to comment on your Cillian Murphy comparison. I think from now on your buy column should include by order of the Peaky Fookin’ Blinders!
Save me from losing Timmy Anderson Grissom, you’re my only hope!
Rank the players ROS and then separately for dynasty. Points leagues, with more points for better hits and no additional points lost for striking out. I’ll do it and you tell me if I’m right or wrong please and thanks.
I’d prolly move Ramon up in ROS above Rojas, but it looks fine
going for it in a keeper league.
thoughts on giving riley greene and ashby to get luis garcia(sp) and mahle?
I need more info…Are Greene and Ashby not keepers? Would Garcia and Mahle become keepers?
greene and ashby r cheap keepers yes. other 2 arms may b but i wouldn’t either way. only can have 5 so they (luis and mahle) r just rentals for this year. if i don’t swap its 50/50 if i even keep greene or ashby.
Oh, then go for it
15 man dynasty. salary.
Drop 2 in order please: $1 issac paredes, $1 brendan donovan, $32 ketel marte, $55 DJ, or $19 franmil reyes.
Brendan Rodgers or Gurriel jr
which 2 of 3 for ROS – Nolan Gorman, Aledmys Diaz, or Vaughn Grissom
Looking to lower my Ratios with a bunch of long relievers, streaming has me pulling my hair out and has me taking one step forward followed by two steps backwards,
Who do you like most of this group,
Joe Mantiply, John Schreiber, Trevor Stephan, Andres Munoz, Evan Phillips, James Karinchak.
Maybe some cheap wins but ratios are the main goal
I’ll ad Yankees Scott Efross to that list. Maybe he gets put into the Michael King role
Not over Munoz
Awesome thank you.
Did you have a second RP in mind ? I have room for one more on my roster. Schreiber seems to be getting the most length
Schreiber would be my 2nd
Great, thanks Grey
Hey Grey, what are your thoughts on the following trade…I’m currently in a tight race in my 12 team 6×6 keeper roto league (OPS and holds). I’m in first place, but three teams behind me are very good and very close. I had to make a big move last night, but it hurt me in my heart and soul. I placed the round value next to each player in parenthesis (in order to keep that player next year you give up that round pick):
I traded away Juan Soto (3rd round), Dansby Swanson (7th), Hunter Renfroe (13th), Logan Gilbert (9th) and Jurickson Profar (24th)…
…and received Mookie Betts (1st round), Aaron Nola (2nd), Francisco Lindor (3rd), Kyle Schwarber (7th), and DJ Lemahieu (10th).
I really looooove Sexy Dr. Pepper, but I needed to make a big push. If I lose, I will lie down in the middle of I-95.
HAHA, hoping you don’t lose!
Thanks! But do you have a personal opinion on the trade?
Meh, seems fair…I’d want Soto
“ROS”: Melendez or Pham?
Myles Straw, Michael Taylor, Nick Senzel, Leody Taveras.
leody and yikes…. senzel
Grey, in a 3OF redraft, honeslty, Suzuki is a drop for almost anyone hot right?
he has hurt me second half and seeing guys like Verdugo, Cutch, Morel, Renfroe on the wire, really see no reason to keep him
Yeah, can lose Seiya…
Singer and Alex Wood or JoMo and Taillon ?
Started planning my pitching match ups for the rest of the regular season and noticed I’m light in two weeks (compared to my opponent). 12 tm, H2H, points. Who do you like more?
Dunning: @ MIN (6th in wOBA v RHP) and v DET (last in wOBA v RHP)
Mitch White: @ BOS (15th in wOBA v RHP), v LAA (22nd in wOBA v RHP)
Looking at the data, it’s kind of scary how similar these two pitchers are (both RHP, 11% K-BB, ~4 SIERA, xFIP, xERA). Dunning’s DET match up is super juicy. Mitch has a better shot at getting a win (equivalent to 5 Ks in our system). Thoughts?
Thank you for all of your help. Daiquiri graphs! Eno Sarris has nothing on you. I know, peach it is.
Could you rank these OF eligible players for me Grey,
A Rosario, Tyler O’Neil, Brandon Lowe, Nimmo
Amed, Nimmo, Lowe
Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H. Activate FreddyP, drop any of these? And order of drop-Berrios, S. Gray, Singer, JoMo….thanks Man!
Grey, in all honesty, would you just try to get what ever you could for Trevor Story in a redraft?
I own DeJong, McNeil and Witt for SS/2B so….
I’m torn on Hoerner too. As a watcher of a lot of Cubs games it is clear that he has gotten faster and stronger this year. I certainly did not see him going 12 for 13 on stolen base attempts so far this season. But like you said, .300 / 10 / 55 / 20 would be rosterable next year. I like Morel’s upside better, though. Could be a 20/20 guy over a full season.
Yeah, agreed on both!
Grisson over Bubba Thompson for upside?
Lack of Berti news can’t be good. On Sunday, he played and stole a base; said he’d be activated before end of week. Ni further update to date.
Meh, I wouldn’t read that much into it
Sears or Quintana in a H2H dynasty?
Are you still holding Mancini in 12 teams? Could swap Mancini for Naquin
Pablo Lopez doesn’t feel like an auto start over the last 30, more of a SoN call moving forward or time to move on?
I’d hold Mancini if I had room on bench — Lopez is time to move on
In a keeper league, someone offered me Roansy Contreras and Jasson Dominguez for Nestor Cortes. Which side?
SON has Gonsolin @ KC tomorrow at -$12.7. Any idea why this is? It doesn’t seem like a particularly tough matchup to me.
Question for Rudy…at bottom of SON there’s comments, Rudy will get pinged if you ask there
Strunk & White – Jesus, I still have that thing on a shelf somewhere. I think it’s holding up my Altuve and Triston bobbleheads.
Okay, I found Rudy previously referring to Gonsolin as lucky so I’m going to assume that’s unchanged.
Middle Infield Madness
Who would you pick up from O.Cruz, Grissom, Hoerner, DeJong?
i was listening to the latest podcast – glad you are feeling better!
you said that a SP with 175+ IP is considered a workhorse in todays game
i am commish of my 6×6 H2H 12 Team League and the fact that pitchers dont pitch as many innings is throwing off rosters for my league
my question is in your opinion what is the best way to prevent people hoarding SPs and willingly have empty hitting spots for C or OF in order to get more IP for the week to win W, Ks and QS? I thought either taking away Wins since its random or adding ER as a category but wanted to see if you had any thoughts on the matter.
Thanks! Lower max IP pitched…What’s your limit now?
good call! we only have a min of 18 IP per week
dang yahoo cant do MAX IP for H2H
Which closer stab would you take Grey,
Erik Swanson, Tepera, Kennedy, Crowe
Joe Ryan or Lance McCullers? H2H points
Meh, neither? McCullers
The Rural Juror is a classic. What kind of trade value do you see Grissom having right now?
Prolly highest he will have this year…Maybe a top 20 SP or top 12 corner or outfielder? Redraft right?
Oh, then it depends what you need, but Grissom could be a star…I’d definitely want a solid prospect back
Hey Grey! With Julio coming off the IL, who to drop: Hoerner, Grissom, or Vargas? 16-team OPS keeper. (Soon to have Tatis back too…so I’ll have to drop another before too long for the playoff push)
Great stuff as always! Question im struggling with. I already have Witt and Melendez, so I am not sure if I want to roster a 3rd Royal in Pasquantino?? It seems like an obvious pickup but I cant pull the trigger. Help me with a push in either direction PLEASE!
I don’t see any problem rostering a third Royals player if he’s hitting, what’s the difference?
I usualy avoid too many bats on same team since an off-day hurts too much.
Meh, you don’t have to keep them forever if they have an off day
Six moves/week (say) -> minimizes the flexibility.
Oh, then yeah you might not want 3 guys on the same team
12 team, 5×5 roto
Really tight race for 1st place in my league rn. Thanks ahead of time for the advice.
I’m predominately streaming the rest of the way as I’ve only got 2 SP that I’m carrying now (Wheeler & Bassitt). I’m +25IP with 367 remaining. WHIP is very tight.
1) Would you start Mahle @LAA tomorrow? ($10.9)
2) Would you start Odorizzi @MIA on Saturday? ($4.5)
3) Which of these, if any, would you start on Sunday? No limits.
Wheeler @NYM ($11.5)
Bassitt v. PHI ($28.4)
Wood v. PIT ($22.7)
Lynn v. DET ($44)
4) Which of these, if any, would you start on Monday?
Cobb v. ARI ($28.6)
Josiah Gray v. CHC ($9.2)
Stroman @WSH (-$3.9)
I’d start Mahle 2. Yes 3. All 4 4. Just Cobb
Excellent stuff. Thanks as usual. Which side would you prefer a proposed trade of Bobby Whit Jr for Nolan Arenado. Keep up the good work!
Thanks! Arenado, pretty fair tho
Appreciate it! I was looking to add a new leadoff batter and saw LuBob is leading off today. Always good to see that surprise! If you had to choose between Pham or Nimmo, who would you prefer? Thanks!
Is Tyler O’Neill a complete irrelevancy at this point? I keep hang on to him in my UTIL spot, and I am always disappointed. Do you have a better outlook for him ROS, or is he nothing better than I can find on waivers on any given day.
Also, would you start any to these 2? Need NOT to destroy ratios (lower ERA) and get the W. (and a QS would be nice, hahaha–so just everything good)
Lodolo vs CHC
Kyle Gibson vs MIA
I wouldn’t start them
Would drop O’Neill
Haha on Rengifo! He really has been decent. In last month he’s 31H 101 AB 10 R 2HR 14 RBI 2 SB. Ive been playing him in a deep league and have no complaints. I think beats Cesar Hernandez and his 0 HR in 2022.
Actually been very solid vs. lefties, which I heard in the game…Cesar is batting third now for the Nats? Haha, I hadn’t noticed that
Well, I meant I’d rather start Rengifo on my fake team than Cesar, but I looked and he hit in 2-hole yesterday. Rengifo would be better there I think. But Id say worst 3-hole hitter is probably Kyle Farmer. Ben Gamel is no better than Rengifo IMO. Brandon Belt is a pretty pathetic 3-holer. There are some horrible lineups post-deadline.
Ah, gotcha! Yeah, true…Belt’s been awful…Been benching him in an NL-Only league even on some days when everyone plays
Looking at keepers for next year… What’s your pref, Wander or Albies? Thanks!
One more question. Wondering whos the drop to make room for JuRod Back. For context my roster includes and league counts AVG and OBP as separate H2H categories:
2 Utility and bench include: Bellinger, Bubba Thompson, McMahahon, Tellez
IL: Albie and Giancarlo
I like having Thompson as a steals guy to plug in but is least proven of the bunch. Bellinger seems to have more name status so hes an option despite the power and speed he can still provide. McMahon is a recent pikcup but has been hot. Suzuki has been inconsistent despite the fantasy of his early season start to return. Those seem to be my 4 options. Thanks as always
last add of the week….
pham or joc p.? would be a platoon/bench bat at util with rojas
OR option 2.
use the move on JP.Melendez to replace d’Arnaud? leaning replacing travis but i feel like Melendez is gonna go 0-the weekend after a big week. either way whatever i do will surely be wrong.
Pham, no doubt
H2H OBP league are you dropping India for Muncy?
Hey to the Hey!!!
Thanks, as always, for a great column. I’m puzzled how you left Joey Meneses surname alone today since I spent all day yesterday chuckling about the time of the month. But I guess when he’s a big hot schmotato the menses puns can get a little uncomfortable.
Startng Lodolo vCHC (29.2) tonight? I have zero faith, but the bot sure does.
Thanks! Ha, I needed to communicate info vs. having a goof today on Meneses…If he keeps it up, there will be plenty more opps
I am not starting Lodolo
Is it the wonky Field of Dreams home start thats making you nervous? I just think if you dont start Lodolo there, whats the point of owning him?
Field of Dreams is super small park, isn’t it?
Thats what Im saying. is it the park making you nervous, because vs CIN should be a cushy matchup.
It is the park, yeah
did you see schwarber’s 1st to 3rd last night? what a freight train. amazing this guy can generate so much offense batting .210
Haha, I didn’t see it tbh
Good morning Grey
21 team 5&5 standard
considering offering Polanco for Zac Wheeler and then will move Mateo off my bench to fill the spot
I’d want Wheeler
Isn’t JP Sears the merge between JC Penny and Sears? If so, he’s dead! :)
I’m Justin Steele or Joe Ryan ROS
12 man 5×5 H2H OBP QS Keeper league.
Trade deadline day for my league, and still on the hunt for my second keeper pitcher as we can keep 3 bats and 2 pitchers.
Current keepers are Vlad, Jram, Acuna, and Cease.
My only other option for a second pitcher keeper is clase and I don`t really want to keep a reliever.
I have two trades offers out to me currently.
1) Their Nestor Cortes for my 3rd round pick, and my 5th round pick
2) Their Kyle Wright for my Clase.
Would you do either of these to get a second keeper pitcher for next year?
And if you like both which do you like more.
3) I also got offered a 2nd round pick next year for my Story. Would you take this? Where do you think story will rank next year.
Story will prolly be around the 5th round next year…So, what’s a 2nd round pick? 7th round? Meh
I’d take Cortes
Grey great work ! Thanks for the daily updates. ROS OF/DH please rank Happ, Grichuk, Kerry Carpenter and Naquin.
And for Middle infield please rank top 3 among Gleyber, Nick Gordon, Muncy, Stott, C. Taylor and A. Diaz.
Thanks! Happ, Naquin
Would you drop India, BLowe, or Adames for Grissom in 10 teamer? Think Grissom goes back when albies returns? Thanks!
Yes, Grissom loses his job when Albies returns, likely…Prolly hold there
Should I spend all my FAAB on Carpenter ($891), or save some in case Gavin Stone gets added to Yahoo later this season? 20tm league.
That’s the best guy on FAAB all year? Seems impossible…If you need him, go for it…Stone’s not going to get any real IP this year even if he’s called up
Yeah, only notable guy left. Over 600 prospects are owned. I need Stone more longterm, it’s just a matter of Yahoo actually adding the guy.
Ah, gotcha…Well, depends if you need someone long term then vs. now
Greyt write up!
Yahoo 12 team 5×5 H2H
Pick up Dustin May and drop Mahle? Or hold? No real other options to drop: Heaney, Lynn
Meh, I’d lose Heaney
In a standard points league, how would you rank MJ Melendez, K. Ruiz, and C. Vazquez for ROS? Thanks!
You ranked them
I need to drop a closer — which one?
Sewald; Chapman; Romano; Devin Williams
Reds and Cubs in the Field of Dreams game. MLB sure can pick em.
Ha, yeah, way to showcase the best of the best
It’s more like Field of Dung