Yesterday, Vince Velasquez went 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 5.05.  Ironic his initials are VV, because owning him is anything but peaceful.  Maybe Richard Nixon was prophetic when he threw up the V’s.  Did Nixon say, “I am not a…conservative streamer?”  VV is so volatile, he’s like Nixon in a Pepsi full of Mentos!  “Vince, why are you taping us?”  Velasquez shakes his jowls.  “Why are you always hating Ian Kennedy?”  Velasquez diverts his eyes.  “Vince, why do you keep asking for advice from that WAR monger, Henry Kissingfangrapher?”  Velasquez’s peripherals are much prettier than his ERA — 11 K/9, 3.1 BB/9, 3.83 xFIP — but there is no way to recommend him without saying you know he can screw you at any moment.  So be careful listening to Henry Kissingfangrapher.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Santana – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Crazy the way he turned his whole season around this week.  Maybe he’d be so kind to sneeze on Hoskins.  Don’t Dracula it either.

Madison Bumgarner – Nearing mound work.  Hopefully, he’s not taking a dirt bike to his rehab.

Alen Hanson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .268, and hitting near-.300 in the last week with two homers.  He’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column, and you can likely wait for that because who’s really picking up Alen Hanson?

Ty Blach – 4 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 4.20.  Glad to see him get hit around, because I was worried when Bumgarner returned there might be a chance Stratton was the odd man out.  Then again, they have Holland too, but I’m worried Holland wouldn’t know how to work middle relief.   Though, maybe he could be the tunnel between the starter and the 8th inning guy.

Carlos Martinez – Hit the DL with a right lat strain.  This guy has a whirling dervish of unforeseen problems around him.  Must just be Car-Ma’s way.

Miles Mikolas – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.51.  Because it was a while ago but still applies, here’s what I said this offseason, “Ohtani is super overrated, Mikolas might actually be a bargain.  If only he could also hit 30 HRs!  Riiiiiiiight.  Yes, seven I’s.  The verdict, as they say, is still out on Mikolas, but I’ve seen him compared favorably to starters like Maeda, Hendricks and teammate, Wacha.  Plus, it’s the Cardinals, they make mountains out of anything that takes the hill.  For safety’s sake, I’ll put him around a 7.2 K/9 and a 2.4 BB/9 which is 2013 Jose Quintana, a 3.51 ERA/3.86 xFIP guy.  I see now why Mikolas is Greek for ‘Me likey.'”  And that’s me quoting me!

Marcell Ozuna – 2-for-4 and his 2nd steal, hitting .254.  He now has as many steals as homers.  Yup, totally normal.  Nothing to see here.  Emphasis on nothing.

Tommy Pham – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .330.  Pham has three times as many homers as Ozuna.  *arranges tacks on desk, slams head into tacks*  I’m good!

Raffy Lopez – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd in four games, as he fills in for Austin Hedges.  He’s more or less power for NL-Only leagues, but there’s worse *pinkie to mouth* Raffy tickets.

Dee Gordon – Out with a bruised toe.  M’s doctor had a tough time telling which toe was bothering him, because Gordon can’t differentiate between eeny and meeny.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, a grand slam.  This was the M’s first grand slam of the season, unless you count Ichiro asking, “Who the f**k is Tom Brady?”  That was the best slam of the year.

Ryon Healy – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer.  Of course, he’ll be in this afternoon’s Buy column.  I’ve mentioned him just about every day this week.  Get your Healy now*!  *Not the sneakers with the wheels on the bottom unless you want to seriously injure yourself.

Mike Zunino – 2-for-4 and his 6th homer.  I wish my catcher was hitting .194 with six homers.  Shoot (not you deranged white man), I’d take three homers and a .194 average.

Jean Segura – 4-for-6, 2 runs, hitting .305.  I touch on this more below with Inciarte, but Segura has only five steals, and that’s not bad considering steals across the league.

J.A. Happ – 3 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA up to 4.80.  Anyone out there know how to hack into a scorer’s computer and change a couple of home runs into four-base errors?  Asking for a friend.  Obviously, not a great start, but his peripherals — 11.2 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 and 3.21 xFIP — give me hope, assuming he’s still healthy.

Adam Eaton – Had arthroscopic surgery to remove a flap of cartilage from his ankle.  Wow, he had a literal vagina on his ankle.

Matt Wieters – Left with a knee injury.  You got a solid, mediocre 65 ABs from him, and, for that, you have to be happy.   Remember, Keith Law once compared Wieters to Yogi Berra.  Little did you know, he meant as they were in 2008.  Don’t worry, Blake Swihart is can’t miss, Law says it’s so!

Paul Goldschmidt – 0-for-5, 2 Ks, hitting .218.  There’s a bottom here, right?  Okay, are we near it?

Zack Greinke – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.70 vs. Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.33.  This matchup was billed as, “If Greinke Was Tanner Then He’d At Least Have A Shade Of Color.”  As you can imagine, not a ton of people called it by that name.

Byron Buxton – 0-for-2 as he was activated.  Wow, that felt kinda out of nowhere.  He went from a fractured toe to unable to run to singing the chorus of that Fogerty song.

Jose Berrios – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.50.  Good news, he should be better.  Bad news, there is bad news.  Okay, specifically, he looks a helluva a lot like a 3.80-ish ERA pitcher.

Max Kepler – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer.  Has done nothing in the past week or so, but he has been hitting third (more like turd!), so maybe this is the beginning of a schmotato run.

Brian Dozier – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .246.  Look at Dozier this way, whatever he does before July is icing, cause he’s hitting 25+ homers in the 2nd half.

Ian Kinsler – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .214.  You see his home run celebration?  He mimed writing a Thank You note to the pitcher.

Justin Upton – 1-for-4 and his 9th homer, and his 5th homer in the last eight games.  Appizzarently, May is the month Upton is going to be hot in.

Jim Johnson – 1 IP, 0 ER and the save as Keynan Middleton worked the 8th.  *shakes fist at the sky*  Sciosciapath!!!  It could be a matter of wanting Middleton to get some work first before diving into the ninth, but it could also just be The Sciosciapath, so I tried to pick up Johnson in all my leagues.

David Price – Expects to start on Saturday.  That’s good news for his owners; he was expected to be out for a Fortnite.

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 3 BBs, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  I’ll say it for you, sonavabench!  You couldn’t have started him, there was just no way.  I’d check the Stream-o-Nator on whether to start him next time too, i.e., I don’t trust my own judgment on him, i.e., ROBOT RULEZ!!!  Though, that doesn’t explain Elon Musk dating Grimes.  Nothing does.

Hanley Ramirez – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Hold on for another ten-day stretch until Hanley sees a butterfly flapping its wings and a tsunami of disinterest rises in him.

J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .348.  Just Dong, though, Just Dong’ing more than that when hitting near-.350.

Salvador Perez – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 4th homer, a grand slam, hitting .288.  Perez jumped all over Tillman early because the Orioles’ pitching only has half the rope-a-dope equation down pat.

Jon Jay – 2-for-4, 1 run, hitting .283.  I hadn’t mentioned The Federalist prior to this, because I was hoping him leading off was a nightmare I’d wake from and Whit Merrifield (2-for-3, 9th steal, hitting .270) would be returned.  Stupid Ned Yost and his powerful centralized government-loving Federalist!  Hopefully, Ned just lost his pen and hasn’t changed the lineup since.  Ask The Federalist for his quill, you dope!

Ian Kennedy – 4 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 4.61 vs. Chris Tillman – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 10.46.  Whatever you can do, I can do worse!  No, you can’t!  Yes, I can!  No, you can’t!  Yes, I can!  By the by, the lyrics to this real quick read to me like a Diary of Anne Frank musical where Hollywood has given her multiple personalities:

Trey Mancini – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .268.  I will now laugh hysterically until I sob.  *three seconds later*  That was a good cry.  Okay, so Mancini apparently didn’t like me saying you can move on in shallower leagues.  Or he’s passive aggressive AF.  Hey, Trey, until you get your shizz together, I will pronounce your last name like it rhymes with fettuccini.

Manny Machado – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .350.  Macho, macho Machado!

Adam Jones – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting near-.400 in the last week, but he’s owned in 90% of leagues, because fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) change lanes about as quickly as a tractor trailer.

Mike Foltynewicz – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.21.  Mentioned this in the comments yesterday, Foltysandwich is the kind of pitcher I would happily own, but watching him pitch is IBS inducing.

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI and his 16th steal, hitting .265.  It’s worth pointing out that what he’s doing is not the new normal.  Steals are not in vogue.  Strike a pose!  Ender is leading the majors in steals.

Ozzie Albies – 2-for-6, 5 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .285.  I’m just happy I drafted him in one league.  I was legit way too low on him in the preseason.  Mea culpa, my friends in Latin America.

Freddie Freeman – 5-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .326.  Hasn’t been bad, but wrap your noodle around this one.  Freeman hasn’t been outstanding and the Braves are one of the most dangerous lineups in baseball.  I can also turn this into getting my ulcer in a tizzy if I think about how their entire lineup changed after Acuña was promoted, and how so many clubs artificially suppress their rookies.

Caleb Smith – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.63.  I’ve folded Smith into a few of my teams.  His numbers are way too sexy to overlook.  Not surface numbers, mind you, but those underlying Mama Jamas.  By the by, pajamas is so sexist.  There should be majamas, said Woke Grey.

Trevor Story – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, hitting .222.  The average has really bottomed out, but not quite as bad as Desmond.  I still believe Coors and its artificially inducing BABIP chamber will correct all of this, and, even if it doesn’t, they’re worth falling on your sword.  For unstints, Alex Gordon or Desmond?  Okay, Gordon’s currently hotter, but his season peak is Desmond’s good weekend.

Lorenzo Cain – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .283.  Cain…Sugar!’s been terrific, but the Brewers’ bump on Yelich hasn’t exactly appeared yet, huh?  Not to answer but to ruminate.

Corey Knebel – 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 Ks in the 8th inning, while Jeremy Jeffress got the save.  Craig Counsell said he’d ease Knebel back into the 9th inning, but he said it while holding the microphone oddly, so I guess we should forgive him.  Like there’s any difference if you’re facing the best hitters in a lineup in the 8th inning of a tight game or the 9th inning.  Managers are stupid.

Walker Buehler – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.64.  Glad I have him in one league, but I want him in every league!  Daddy, I want the Golden-Armed Goose now!

Tyler Mahle – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 3.86.  His peripherals still look sweet.  He is one hot T. Mahle!  However, the Reds starters and their park do scare me.  Yes, I’m Joe McCarthy, due to the Reds scare.

Scooter Gennett – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer.  I’m not going to say what I said the three other times this week he homered, but you know what I’m thinking.  Simpatico!

Matt Harvey – Will make his Reds debut today.  That gives Reds fans about twelve hours to pretend this is all going to work out for the best.  I suggest praying that Harvey doesn’t sleep with Votto’s wife and screw up your Hall of Fame 1st baseman’s head.

Kyle Lohse – Retired from baseball.  He was never an All-Star, had a 5-ish K/9, 4.40 career ERA and tossed the ol’ sand-rock about 87 MPH.  Feel free to make fun of him, because he still made close to $85 million in his career.  Seriously, if any of you dads are out there reading this and you let your kid stop playing baseball, donate your kids to me, I will scream at them for 18 years.  Then we can split their earnings 60/30/10.  You get the 10!  Wow, I just became Scott Boras for a second.

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SMILES
SMILES
4 years ago

SON lists Jack Flaherty w/ a 2 start week coming up .. where does this information originate?

Dave D
Dave D
4 years ago

Delmonico leading off tonight, Tim Anderson batting 8th. Reneteria is channeling Scioscia, or is it he is searching for his own version of cray-cray.

Any ideas for a new Moniker for Richard Avina Renteria?

Rick Dementia
Dick Dementia
Rick Rentyourrearend

David
David
4 years ago

A. Hicks or Dustin Fowler ROS? Thanks

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
4 years ago

Hello Grey,
Too bad the Dodgers can’t hit, as they robbed our Ferris Buehler from a much deserved W. They are absolutely awful. Are we done with Puig yet? Not sure who I would have fill in, but at this point, who cares. 10 Team Yahoo H2H Points League. Perhaps an item from your Buy List this afternoon? Please let me know.

Thanks Grey and have a nice weekend.

Scott
Scott
4 years ago

Cron or Lomo ros? Thx

ctrengove
ctrengove
4 years ago

4 hours later… I just got it. Velas-Ks! Ha!!

It’s a good Friday.

winteriscoming
winteriscoming
4 years ago

Hey Grey – debating on my last start for the week. Right now I have Skaggs but was debating on dropping him for Weaver. SON likes weaver the most. Or should I just hold Skaggs ? Thanks!

Weaver @ SD
Skaggs v MIN
Chatwood v CHW
Wacha @ SD
Soroka v MIA

Fungazi 2.0
Fungazi 2.0
4 years ago

Are we sure Goldsmitty isn’t sleeping in the humidor?

Matty
Matty
4 years ago

Do you think that Teoscar is for real? Sell Pivetta high(ish) for him? That an even exchange in a 6×6 OPS keeper?
Thanks.

Happyharry
Happyharry
4 years ago

Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6 – ROS Soroka or J. Gray?
Thanks.

Happyharry
Happyharry
4 years ago

Hey Grey, 12 team, H2H, 6X6 – ROS Jon Gray or Soroka?
Thanks.

RC
RC
4 years ago

Hey Grey!

Got a trade offer I need your thoughts on.

I get: Degrom
I give: Lucchesi/Buehler

H2H weekly redraft 10 team deep lineups.

My SPs: C-Mart, McCullers, Ohtani, Snell, Weaver, Castillo, Taillon, Soroka, Kingham, Cahill, Buehler, Lucchesi.

Even with the way Buehler is pitching, I gotta take the offer right?!

Thanks!

Just Busted
Just Busted
4 years ago

Was offered Schwarber and Dosier for my Merrifield and Gallo.

Yahoo, 5×5, H2H,12 team

I have Rizzo, Sano at 1b, Rizzo, Schoop, C. Taylor, Torres at 2B, Ozuna, Puig, Stanton, Marte at OF

Would I give up too much for extra 2nd half HRs and perhaps better avg?

This looks pretty fair to me, just want to confirm I do not have a screw loose this season!

Thanks!

jon
jon
4 years ago

I’ve seen a lot of people comment on Selling High on Corbin— is this not sustainable for him?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
4 years ago

who’s the best add in a limited roster move 5×5: soler, franchy, scooter or healy?

Matty
Matty
4 years ago

In a 12 team H2H redraft would you lose Gausman for EdRod or VV?
Seemed like a timely question. Thanks.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

In my last 20 starts on a team, my pitchers have 3 wins. During this period, they have allowed 2 or fewer runs 15 times, 3 or fewer 17 times.

The ratios are great, but ffs, can I get a win?

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: looks like Darvish is coming back next week and lining up with 2 starts (@ atl and @ cin). SON likes him, but still im still a bit skeptical. you starting him if/where you have him?

msh2404
msh2404
4 years ago

Nice write up!

My Betts for his Goldy/Bregman?

Thanks

Vrugg
4 years ago

In a 6×6 QS with a SP staff of :

Wood, Corbin, Buehler, Carrasco, Castillo, Snell, Newcomb, Gohara & Darvish (DL)

Thinking about offering Corbin to get Rizzo.

Can my staff take losing Corbin? Should I start the offer with a different SP?

Thanks in advance for the advice

Cris B
Cris B
4 years ago

Thoughts on Bellinger ROS? Try to move him via trade if/when he gets on a hit streak? Redraft points league.

Thanks!

DUKE
DUKE
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Got a question

I got offered Degrom for Lucchesi/Buehler.

H2H 10-team weekly redraft, deep-ish lineups. I gotta take this right….even with how Buehler is pitching?!

My arms are: C-Mart, McCullers, Ohtani, Snell, Castillo, Weaver, Taillon, Lucchesi, Buehler, Soroka, Kingham, Cahill (RPs are Knebel, Giles, Vazquez). Slots are SP,SP,SP,RP,RP,P,P,P,P,P

Thanks bud.

Dong Ripper
Dong Ripper
4 years ago

Who is a good value in 10 team 10×10 points h2h for Moistasskiss or Cespedes?

I am deep offensively in a keeper with Sanchez/Goldy/Dee/Gregorious/Rendon/JD Mart/Blackmon/Cruz/Cespedes/Mazara/Moistasskis/Castellones/Andrus/Senzel, but could use some pitching.

Archer? Cole? Darvish? for Cespedes, or like Ray or Quintana for Moistasskiss?

My current SP are Thor, Nola, Castillo, Wood, Gio, Rich Hill, Kyle Gibson, Newcomb, and Caleb Smith. Should I just hold?

Sorry for the long comment, and keep up the excellent work.

Dong Ripper
Dong Ripper
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks Grey, you mustachio’d hero.

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
4 years ago

Happy Friday Grey!
1) Shallow mixed league streamer options for today, you feel confident starting either or both of these guys? Chatwood vs CHW (SON $16.5), and Skaggs vs MIN ($14.4)
2) J McCann vs Severino? Sorry for the Catcher question!
3) Can you rank top 2 or 3 from this group please? Mancini, Choo, T Shaw, M Adams, Cron
4) Weekend streamer question,,,,you rolling out Wahca @SD (SON $10.3) in a shallow mixer?
Thank you as always, and have a great weekend boss!

Chris Rider
Chris Rider
4 years ago

Was looking for a 2 for 1 deal to open space on my team, got offered this instead:
I send Boxberger, Middleton, Jack Flaherty
I get Rougned Odor, Joey Lucchesi and Christian Villanueva

I’d have no closers, but that’s probably a good sell high on Box and Keynan?

Packers
Packers
4 years ago

Grey, in a 12 team weekly roto dynasty keep all with OPS and net wins added I offered my K. Jansen and Kingham for Porcello and Ray. I’m trying to win this year and he is rebuilding.
He countered with Porcello and R. McMahon for Jansen and Yuli. I can easily lose Yuli.
Without Jansen I would still have 3 closers. Porcello should help with W and net W’s.
Am I giving up to much? He has Healy or Cespedes which would help instead of McMahon. Do it if he swaps Ryan out for Healy or Cespedes?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Should we be worried about Corbin’s velocity last couple starts? Could look to trade him and either Reynaldo or Buehler for Greinke or a possible 1 for 1 for Greinke thoughts?

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: you think Corbin and Buehler is too much for grienke or fair? H2H so it would open a streaming slot up

Bread n Butter
Bread n Butter
4 years ago

“but there is no way to recommend him without saying you know he can screw you at any moment.”

Ha ha best description of Velasquez. I’ve been screwed by him multiple times so I stay away..

jose
jose
4 years ago

Grey, Thanks for the heads up on Johnson. Grabbed him with Osuna in limbo for now. Luckily I’m in a good spot for saves thanks to the Strickland pick up being worth while and Diaz also on the roster.

I could use some advice on my outfield situation. Currently rostering the following OFs with one of them occupying my UTIL slot Peralta, Puig, Soler, Schwarber, M Taylor, Souza, M Adams.

Picked up Soler while Puig was on the DL and with Souza coming off the DL this week as well I need to drop/trade someone. Kind of feeling like Taylor and Souza are a bit redundant. I need power more than speed, and avg, runs and RBI way more than either of the other 2.

A couple owners who are in need of speed have Gardner and Markakis. May as well try to trade Taylor for either before dropping him or would you go another direction?

Hoping with Heyward on the DL Schwarber gets more ABs, but I’d say Zobrist probably sees the biggest share.

Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

royaljohn
royaljohn
4 years ago

Can only pick two to start tonight! Bellinger seems like a no brainer against Harvey but he is swinging a cold bat right now.
Healy vs (Boyd @Det)
Scooter vs (Meaeda @LA)
Bellinger vs (Harvey @LA)

The Great Knoche
The Great Knoche
4 years ago

Told you starting Ed-Rod was the move. Too bad they couldn’t hold the lead for him.

DozierTheDozierian
DozierTheDozierian
4 years ago

Last night’s HR aside, Kinsler has been uniformly awful. EV and batted ball data seem to suggest this misery is well-earned, but I’ve been holding on despite my instincts.

Could you rank these MI’s ROS in an OPS league? Kinsler, Cesar Hernandez, Eduardo Escobar.

DozierTheDozierian
DozierTheDozierian
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks as always! Going old at 2B has never served me well – I drafted Pedroia last year too!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

I’m only dating Elon for the free Roadster.

hegotsgame
hegotsgame
4 years ago

Two ROS preference questions. Thanks!
Dahl or Andujar?
Eduardo Rodriguez or Jon Gray?

Jake
Jake
4 years ago

Thanks for a great week of material and laughs as always Buddy!

10 team 5×5 redraft league
I’m considering offering a trade to a team near the bottom of the league that will make him competitive while upgrading a position for myself, this is my current roster…
C- Grandal
1- freeman
2- Albies
SS- Trea Turner
3- Machado
MI- Gleyber Torres
CI- Rendon
OF- Mazara
OF- Acuna
OF- Markakis
U- Shaw
BN- Matt Adams (Schmotato slot)
DL- Daniel Murphy

SP- Bauer
SP- Quintana
P- Wood
P- Buehler
P- Archer
P- Castillo
P- Ray
P- Newcomb (streamer spot)

RP- Jansen
RP- Boxberger
P- Vasquez
P- Iglesias
DL- Alex Reyes

Guy I’m targeting has Stanton and Rizzo, I’m considering offering a package of Albies or possibly Shaw and someone else probably a pitcher. Any suggestions on a couple pairings that you would try?
This is a 10 team league so there are a lot of good streaming options and borderline roster worthy pitchers out there so I’m not worried about filling in for a lost pitcher.
Since it just took me 5 minutes of work that my employer will never get back out of me what are your thoughts on this team?

Thanks in advance and have a great weekend buddy!
Jake Williams

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
4 years ago

12 team roto

Someone dropped Happ in a fit of pique.

Drop any of the following for him or hold?

Gausman, Pivetta, Taillon, Folty

Thanks in advance.

Heisenberg
Heisenberg
4 years ago

I happened to check on some prospects this morning and noticed Eloy Jimeniz ended a 9-game streak of 2 or more hits yesterday. (20-43 .465) (3hr 10rbi) The dude ain’t 22 until November. Sucks the ChiSox will probably wait forever to bring him up. I just thought I’d post this as a FYI for everybody. My favorite part of fantasy is striking gold on young phenoms. I knew you loved Acuna, so I drafted him on all three of my teams. Hopefully, Eloy is the next Acuna.. soon.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Why didn’t those dopes vote off Wendell?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Forget Yanks v Sox… Baseball is better when JUp is hot.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Greinke has more SB and hits than Aushizz this month!

Phil
Phil
4 years ago

Sit Goldschmidt vs Scherzer for Adams?

10 team 10×10 redraft league with GS, IP, W, QS, K, Era, whip all categories. Rotation is: severino, Martinez (dL), keuchel, Bauer, Tanaka, Quintana, Gio Gonzalez, Mikolas, and Gausman. Who is the weakest link?

Thanks!

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

thanks! Who’s second weakest? Worried about any of them?

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Alright. What kind of a change would I need to make for it to be a strong 10-team rotation?

Severino
Cmart
Bauer
Keuchel
Tanaka
Quintana
Mikolas
Gio G
Gausman

I.E, if I turned player x into player y…

Bottom line, good enough for a championship, if offense, bullpen is strong?

Thanks, Grey! You’re the best!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Good morning, Grey,

What’s to do with guys like Berrios & Godley in RCL who I consider too good to cut, but too risky to start every game? Trade them both if possible? Which one (or both) might right the ship ROS? Still too early to judge….
OR… am I already holding on too tight to my underperforming guys at this point?

Thanks!

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@GrassyKnollRedding:
In an RcL you can move on….

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: [email protected]Grey: Thanks guys! It may sound crazy, but my biggest fear in an RCL is being that guy who drops a player he shouldn’t who gets picked up by another team that goes on to beat me. My judgement is also a little skewed because I’m always checking the ‘Perty Perts and Razzball Writers’ leagues and no one is dropping guys of this caliber so far. Then again, a few of these managers don’t seem too invested. (Someone’s got Kiermeier active for chrissakes!)

Lastly Grey, I have Middleton coming off the DL. My droppables are: Dustin Fowler, Seranthony Dominguez, Tepera or Godley & Berrios. (I’m excited by the first three’s possibilities, whereas I have better pitchers than Godley/Berrios.) Who’s my drop here?

Thanks again!

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Haha! MB is rollin’ with KK. Yeah, I thought Dominguez was the drop. I just love me some YUTES! Thanks!

The_Red_Mist
The_Red_Mist
4 years ago

Would love your advice on my last few roster spots.

Need help on 3B, OF, and Utility. Looking for guys who don’t strikeout a ton if I can help it, because Ks are a ROTO category.

3B I own Matt Chapman and Scooter Gennet. Solarte (autocorrected to So Latte for a second, you can have that) Franco, Healy, Candelario, Moran and Difo are available. Which one is best?

For OF I own Brantley, Belt and Gennet for 2 spots (Trout is my third). My options are Kepler, Kemp, Dickerson, Mallex Smith, and Hicks.

And for Utility I currently have Hanley Ramirez and Encarnacion. I’ve been running HanRam and been relatively happy, hoping E2 will heat up at some point. Would any of the above options be worth it over them? Cron and Alonso are available, but they just seem like worse versions of Han Ram and E2.

Always great work Grey!

MikeZ
MikeZ
4 years ago

12 team roto league with no bench. League rules is that suspended players can not be held on our DL — they record a 0 if you keep them on your roster. I should drop Osuna right now, correct?

Misery
Misery
4 years ago

Trade Goldy for Rizzo in an OPS dynasty league?

Steve D.
Steve D.
4 years ago

Matt Olson or Ryon Healy in as 5×5, 12 team redraft?

Mel
Mel
4 years ago

Hi Grey-

Big trade question. Keeper league.

Trade my Trea Turner for his Verlander+Segura?

I need pitching, but also feel like Turner may fill up a stat sheet for the next decade.

Trade or stick with Trea?

Thanks!

crock
crock
4 years ago

In a 14 team dynasty league where everyone is kept forever I was offered the following trade:
His: Trout, Kevin Maitan, Kyle Lewis
for
My: Victor Robles, Bo Bichette, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis

I know it’s Trout but that’s a lot of young talent to give, thoughts?

Power Outage
Power Outage
4 years ago

So far, the core of my team is really letting me down offensively, especially in the power categories (we add SLG%). Here are my primary players where I expected at least decent power – curious if you think I should be patient with most of them, or if I need to get shopping. For context, we start 18 offensive players (2 at each IF position + DH, 5 OF, + 1 rookie).

Rizzo
Rendon
Beltre
Conforto
Buxton
Story
Puig
Stanton
Happ
Russell

Power Outage
Power Outage
Reply to  Power Outage
4 years ago

@Power Outage: Forgot to mention Bell. I didn’t expect him to hit 30 or anything, but I was hoping for more than 2 up to this point.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

Hey Grey – like you said, Clippard seems like he could be here to stay given the Osuna news (hard to see him returning this year, as opposed to Jays waiting for the news to dissipate in the off season), and possible a top 10-12 closer rest of the way. How much would you be bidding on Clippard if you only have 2 closers in your weekly 12 teamer? ($100 faab, $1+ bids).

Speaking of FAAB, still intrigued by Caleb Smith despite the meh performance last night . . . $2 FAAB seem about right?

Thanks!

boognish
boognish
4 years ago

14 team 6×6 (std cats + OPS & K/BB) keep forever

Y! lg with short lineups (no CI/MI and only 3 OF)

needs aside, which side you got?

McCullers for G. Polanco & Hader

Thx!

Richard
Richard
4 years ago

Would you pick up Pujols and drop one these, or stand pat? (12-team 5×5 roto keeper league, with next year’s values in parens):

– Brinson ($16)
– Dahl ($6)
– Kemp ($6)
– Calhoun ($6)

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

Please correct me if I’m wrong, but how is C-Mart hitting the DL NOT a perfect opportunity to bring Flaherty back up?? No entiendo.

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
4 years ago

Also, I get that Alex Gordon isn’t great, but the fact that you’re even mentioning him makes me happy to own him in a 15TM AL-only league!

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
4 years ago

70/30/10…wait a minute! Dammit, why did I give Grey my little monkeys? percentages of salaries only go to 100%!!!! Nooooooo

curiousgeorgespringer
curiousgeorgespringer
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: ha! I thought it was intentional and you were saying the dad doesn’t get anything.

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Conforto or Zimmerman for eventual power…fingers crossed!

b the esq.
b the esq.
4 years ago

1. yes.
2. Newk
3. Team needs. Peralta in a vacuum.

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  b the esq.
4 years ago

@b the esq.: That was supposed to be in response to @Murph above…..sorry…

Gotime
Gotime
4 years ago

Happy Friday Grey! Waiting for a flight so naturally I need to over manage my team.. H2H cats weekly league..
Drop any of Bux Puig JoMa (bench bats or Util guys) or Devinski for Folty 2 start (vs Cubs and vs Mia) and ROS or hold and bypass an ulcer…
My SP are Carrasco Bauer Wood Newcomb Castillo SonGray

mthom42
mthom42
4 years ago

Teoscar 2nd in barrels per PA behind Mookie. With that said who are you selling and keeping…

Mazara, Ozuna, Puig, Teoscar.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  mthom42
4 years ago

@mthom42: I’d keep them all, or sell them all, depending on what you get back…

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It:

I also have Betts and Trout so need to sell at least one. I’m buy the Mazara breakout and as a Ranger fan it’s hard to sell him. Thinking Ozuna is the best of that bunch

knucks
knucks
Reply to  mthom42
4 years ago

@mthom42: The point is this… besides trout, its fine to sell any of these guys depending on what you get back. So your post isn’t going to elicit the type of answers you prob want unless you’re more direct about it.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  mthom42
4 years ago

@mthom42: Without knowing exactly who you’re trading for, they’re all expendable if you’re improving your team. That’s the gist.

mthom42
mthom42
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It:thanks!

Scoolboy P
Scoolboy P
4 years ago

German or Gohara in keeper league.
How about short term?

chris
chris
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

14 team h2h, 7 player keeper league

would you trade Kluber for Acuña and Snell?

which side?

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  chris
4 years ago

@chris: Acuna

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

14T Mixed h2h, my MI is Villanueva, who’s in an epic slump 0/26 last 8 games with 1R, 0TB and 9Ks. His AVG dropped from .299 to .241 in that span. What the hell happened to him?!

I have very few options to replace him so I’m thinking of benching him until he rights the ship. Do any of these options offer any upside worth considering?

Moran, Descalso, AGon, Rojas, Aguilar, McMahon (when he’s called up), Dominic Smith, Panda

Thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

Grey,

I am looking to trade Scott Kingery for draft pick(s) in 2019. What would be fair draft pick(s) to ask for in exchange for him? I am not looking to rob the guy blind, I want to be fair about it.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
4 years ago

@Scott Kimmel: 5th

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

thanks cram

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

I traded Kingery and a 2019 6th round pick for minor league pitcher from CLeveland Triston McKenzie and a 2019 5th round pick. How did I do?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Grey would you hold on to Andrew Suarez or drop him to pick someone else up like

Helliickson
Barria
McCarthy

Chud
Chud
4 years ago

3B ROS: KSeager or a healed JTurner?

Would u prefer either over Smoak?

Thanks! Enjoy the weekend!

Motown_magic
Motown_magic
4 years ago

Grey,

Thanks again for the write up, I look forward to it every morning. Helps make em that much better.

Anyway, I’m getting tired of waiting on goldy.. saw a stat:
Over his last 500ABs:
.261
77 runs
23 HRs
76RBIs
.860 OPS

OBP league, would you trade him straight up for a rizzo? Abreu? An age 30 decline seems so early for a most likely HOFer like Goldy, but 500ABs is no small sample size…

Thanks!

motown_magic
motown_magic
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Abreu is basically a lock for .290 30 and 100, that’s fair.

I guess given that take of yours, that means the sample size & recent history is enough for you to feel serious red flags in regards to him too?

I know a slump is a slump and even the best get them. But are you going to be lobbying to sell, or do you think track record is enough to hold? In order to return ADP value we need at minimum .290 95 28 95 and 10 steals and it’s hard to even feel safe with that, given his past 500ABs.

M
M
4 years ago

Hey Grey looking for thoughts?

Roster: Domingo Santana, Polanco, Dahl, Peralta, Villanueva

Available: Puig, Beltre, IHAPP short stack, C.Santana, Mccutchen

Drop any of mine to pick up any of the avail?? or just hold tight.

Thanks for the daily blurbs!!!

Curtis Jones
Curtis Jones
4 years ago

In NFBC, I started Eduardo Rodriguez in what I thought was a start vs. the Blue Jays. Then Price gets scratched for a video game injury, and the rest of the rotation gets pushed up a night. Lineups were of course locked for the week by then. I was insanely nervous watching that game last night, and couldn’t believe he came back out after the hour long rain delay. Would’ve liked the W for my emotional distress, but I’ll take that start!

Bigly Leagues
Bigly Leagues
4 years ago

Healy or Matt Davidson

Synyster
Synyster
4 years ago

Kicking myself in the…..every time I want to bench Eduardo he does good, and every time I want to play him he gets blown up. Fantasy Gods are not kind.

chris
chris
4 years ago

Thanks Grey!
what side do you like is it fair?
carrasco and odorizzi
for
Rizzo and scooter

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  chris
4 years ago

@chris: pitchers vs batters is a tough thing to call fair or not

I would take Rizzo tho

chris
chris
Reply to  Slappy Jack
4 years ago

i agree with everything you said and the analyzer says + 10 for rizzo side i think it might time to push the accept button

thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  chris
4 years ago

@chris: Def Rizzo

Murph
Murph
4 years ago

Happy Friday Grey

1 Cut Dahl for Kyle Seagar for UTIL?
2 Cut Rich Hill or Sean Newcomb for Jon Gray?
3 Miles Mikolas for David Peralta straight up – which side you want?
4 Please form a prayer hexagon for C-Mart
5 Have a good weekend!

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

Dang, forgot my closer question…

Cut one: Middleton, Britton, Treinen, Melancon

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

@DodgerWindowClosed: Trade one. Britton is still DL. Melancon too, as of now I think.

If you have to cut one, I think its Melancon unless there is more evidence Middleton isnt getting the gig back. Britton will close pretty much as soon as he is back.

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

The Reds Scare and Joe MacCarthy allusion was probably my favorite pun for today. I hope everyone got it. Great post. Very much emotionally stuck in a move. I get Trea Turner and Jacob Faria, they get JD Martinez / Pat Corbin. I have been eyeing up some one to unload JD on since you’ve made the sell recommendation and his BAPIP / average is still over the top. Trea turner is due for a regression back upward. The rub lies in Corbin and Faria- I think Corbin has lost something on his fast ball- about 3 mph in his last two starts. Want to pull the trigger on this before Corbin falters truly and the trade partner pulls out. I’m just needing some divine sign to say – yes, dumb ass, do this, or no, hold you crazy mother effer…….

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  johnnyhobbes
4 years ago

@johnnyhobbes: I’d probably take Turner just for the steals without knowing much else

johnnyhobbes
johnnyhobbes
Reply to  Slappy Jack
4 years ago

@Slappy Jack: points league

DodgerWindowClosed
DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

H2H league requiring 40 innings from pitchers. I need innings as I am well ahead in all ratios. Which of these home starts feels safest to get 5- 6 innings without blowing up? (SON has them even).
German v Oak
Trop v Twins ( off DL)

2. Puig or Mancini?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  DodgerWindowClosed
4 years ago

@DodgerWindowClosed: German. Puig.

Bk
Bk
4 years ago

Which side would you prefer? Roto 5×5

Jd Martinez, L Severino, B Boxberger

Or

Mad Max, A Judge

Thanks

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Bk
4 years ago

@Bk: Depends on team needs. Box is a top 12 closer if not higher at this point. Max is better that Severino but the gap is not that large. Same for the JD v. Judge. More power in Judge, but JD may better other peripherals. Also, what the extra roster spot could be filled with.

Bk
Bk
Reply to  b the esq.
4 years ago

@b the esq.: 10 teamer, pretty deep but lots of decent players on the wire.. just curious if losing the good closer is worth the upgrade at pitching and maybe hitting?

The JoGarza
The JoGarza
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Have to drop one of Teoscar, Puig, Soler, Jose Martinez in a 12-team H2H OBP league.

Which one?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  The JoGarza
4 years ago

@The JoGarza: Jo Ma

Milarky
Milarky
4 years ago

Yo Grey, I’m on the Rosario bandwagon with you. We’re a 5 OF, 3 RP roto league with SLG% added and I need some oomph in the offense. Would you trade Mikolas and Miller for Rosario? I’ve already got Kimbrel, Herrera, Knebel and Brach at RP.

What can do?
What can do?
4 years ago

Herrro!
Do we still hold on Conforto? Scooter or Cesar Hernandez rest of the way?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  What can do?
4 years ago

@What can do?: Hold Conforto. Cesar.

What can do?
What can do?
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: xoxo :p

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
4 years ago

I dropped Mancini yesterday to hold onto Franchy. When I read your write-up this morning I vurped up my coffee a little bit.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Franchy’s gotta go get it, he’s gotta go get it, he’s gotta go get it, he’s gotta go get it!

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
4 years ago

Grey!!!

Great write-up!

a. Sorry been a little later to the game than usual. Got woken up today (this AM) at 02h30AM!!! A refugee called me and said that he felt insecure (quick segue! I also felt insecure because it was so fging early in the morning!!! and asked if someone could hold me, but there was no there!). Anyway, I resolved his problem. He came with 6 other individuals who were basically just making problems. Am so beat now, if I went to bed I’d be like Rip van Winkle in the Catskills, part deux! Then, I’d have to get into your DeLorean to go back in time.

b. Great job by Scoots! He’s gonna top all of his stats from last year hands down.

c. Start Sonny Gray tonight at home versus OAK in a 5X5 RCL where you need W, K and don’t want to screw the pooch on ERA and WHIP?

d. Mark Twain quote of the day for May 11

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

e. Have a nice weekend!

Cheers,
Ante

Crime Dog
Crime Dog
4 years ago

I will never draft another Dodger bat again
I will never draft another Dodger bat again
I will never draft another Dodger bat again
I will never draft another Dodger bat again

LeftCoastYankee
LeftCoastYankee
4 years ago

I need to drop one of the following backups:
Wil Myers
Cron
Teoscar Hernandez
Free Willie Calhoun

Which one?

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  LeftCoastYankee
4 years ago

@LeftCoastYankee: Let Willie be free

Joel
Joel
4 years ago

Sup bruv?

Buxton and Cain are both available in my leagues FA. Which do I pick?

Will be dropping Peraza for one of them. Steals is the need but they will also be a bench bat, so…

b the esq.
b the esq.
Reply to  Joel
4 years ago

@Joel: Sugar Cain

Joel
Joel
Reply to  b the esq.
4 years ago

@b the esq.: was thinking the same