(NOTE: THIS POST WAS RELEASED EARLY THIS WEEK ON OUR PATREON. IT’S $10/MONTH.)

“Ayo, this is Joey in the People Interested in Zee Zee #1 Americans — aka PIZZA, we serve the people who serve it  — how may I direct your call? I’m very sorry, you’re looking for Tony — bada bing bada boom — he’s in charge of helping people put up Xmas lights. That department doesn’t open until August.” Phone rings with another call, “Ayo, this is Joey in the People Interested in Zee Zee #1 Americans — aka PIZZA, we serve the people who serve it. You’re wondering about Vinnie Pasquantino and Nick Pratto? Ayo, bada bing bada boom, letta me pull up Minor League Stats dot com, ayy, and see what we have here. Vinnie Pasquantino is 24 years old, and he’s got 15 HRs in 52 games at Triple-A. Ayy, what kind of cheap ess-oh-bees are these Royals they don’t promote my boy, Vinnie? I oughta date their sister and call her by my mother’s name to insult her, ya know whadda I mean? Vinnie’s also hitting .280+ with great contact? Va fangool! He should be up already? What, they need Carlos Santana? He should get sent to the Phils, so he can reunite with Rob Thomson. Okay, let me see this here Nick Pratto. Oh, he’s younger and his numbers are not nearly as good, and that hurts for me to say, being Joey, the Front Desk Ambassador at PIZZA. Yeah, I just like Vinnie Pasquantino right now. Ayo, waddya know, bada bing bada boom. Thanks for calling!” I agree with Joey from PIZZA. Vinnie Pasquantino should be called up soon, and Pratto looks like he needs more seasoning. Maybe some oregano? It’s not a stretch to say the Royals need a yoot movement. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Mitch Garver – If your name was Mitch and you told a Starbucks barista and they wrote on your cup, “*itch,* what would you do? These are the kind of questions that keep me up late at night. That and, “Garver or Gary Sanchez in a 12 teamer?”

Cal Raleigh – Sounds like a name they derisively give a Southerner boy who’s going to Cal. Also, I give him the name: hot schmotato.

Gabriel Moreno – Ugh, three catcher pickups. Yuck (for me answering questions)! Here’s what I said the other day, “(Moreno was) called up by the Jays. I went like this: Clicked on Moreno on waivers, stared at his name and my team (a 15-teamer), seeing who I could drop. Jonah Heim, my catcher, was on the list of guys possible to drop, and I left Moreno on waivers. He’s a top catcher prospect bat, and Jansen’s out for a while with a fractured pinkie, so Moreno should at least backup Kirk, who could also DH. There’s ABs there. Itch just put him in his top 50 prospects, saying his timeline was drifting back (oopsie). Moreno could hit .300 and maybe power if he rediscovers his stroke, which has been nonexistent (1 HR in 146 PAs). He kinda reminds me of MJ Melendez. If you have room, I’d take the flyer, even if I didn’t.” And that’s me quoting me!

Jose Miranda – I’m a big fan of Miranda — Carrie Bradshaw can suck it! — but I admit to not knowing where he’s going to play when Lewis and Correa return. By the by, one general word, all of these guys have been hot. They wouldn’t be in this post if they weren’t hot. If you prefer to read, “Miranda is hitting .327 in the month of June,” then boy you in the wrong place. I said that last part like Esther Rolle.

Jace Peterson – Similar situation to Tyrone Taylor and Jose Miranda and maybe others listed here that I’m just not noticing because Cougs just tested positive for Covid and I’m singing Tim McGraw’s Live Like You’re Dyin’, but Jace could lose some playing time when Adames returns and Renfroe–Oh, crap! I mean, Cougs is out for undisclosed reasons, and I’m hoping I don’t have undisclosed reasons coming for me. My wife is a biohazard!

Michael Chavis – That the Pirates bat Chavis cleanup is a top five reason the Pirates suck beyond the standings. Chavis is hitting well, and they can play him, but featuring him and Vogelbach in the top of the lineup makes no sense, when the Pirates’ entire raison d’être is to give prospects at-bats. Move up Swaggerty, Suwinski, Diego Castillo, and, may the power of your checkbook compel you to promote Oneil Cruz already!

Matt Carpenter – Every aging vet should get one last chance to hit homers over the short porch in the Bronx. “That’s what I keep telling my agent!” That’s Robinson Cano.

Luis Garcia – The year is 2097. The population has bloated to 56 trillion, and everyone is named Luis Garcia.

Andres Gimenez – Fun fact! His stepbrother’s name is Edward Johns, so together they’re And-Gim, E. Johns. Sounds like he’d make a good sub!

Santiago Espinal – Feels like the kind of guy who is going to win the end-of-the-year Razzballie award, Guy Who You Picked Up And Dropped Numerous Times.

Ezequiel Duran – Just gave you my Ezequiel Duran fantasy. It was written while going about my business.

Rougned Odor – Depending on the week, Odor faciliates between fragrant and flagrant.

Bryson Stott – Prolly should’ve been the lede this week but I just gave you a Bryson Stott fantasy, and it’s still June and I’m trying to crank through all the prospects who should be grabbed. Yes, that was the pattern you missed. Started with Nolan Gorman, over to Max Meyer, went to Grayson, off to MJ Melendez, then onto Riley Greene (who is still a Buy, by the by). If that list is any indication, I’m sorry for jinxing you, Vinnie!

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – I wonder if Nick Castellanos’s mother, the owner of the very famous diner, Hey, Skinny, You Feta Eat, in Edison, New Jersey, has ever served Israeli Diner Falafel. Hmm, I’ll have to send one of my crazy aunts, who live in Jersey, to find out. Any hoo! Falafel has been as good as Dansby over the last week. Opa!

Ramon Urias – I picked up Urias for a little how’s your father in one deeper mixed league, and, as soon as I did, I already felt like his hot streak was over, but, alas, here we are.

Kyle Farmer – Ya know what kind of guy Farmer is? Salt of the earth! Sorry, he’s the type of player who you would never draft in any league, then almost immediately wish you went with someone like him who is safe vs. all these upside gambles. Anyone hear from C.J. Abrams lately? Anyone?

Gio Urshela – Bet some of you didn’t know my safety school was Gio U. Yeah, they wanted me for my terrible puns, but I decided on Tulane because I like to drive in the middle of the road.

Christopher Morel – His stats on their surface say a guy who should likely stay at leadoff for the foreseeable future, but his past years also seem to indicate that he can’t keep it going. Well, either way, he’s doing it, so that’s all that matters. Plus, Morel’s a fun guy!

Oscar Gonzalez – The new Steven Kwan. Call him Steven Knewcarsmell.

Steele Walker – More of an AL-Only play, but, as mentioned on this week’s podcast, not entirely sure what makes Ezequiel that much more attractive than Walker. Maybe it’s his brooding eyes.

Tyrone Taylor – With the Platinum Jubilee in the news a lot recently, thinking about different Order of Merits. There’s OM, CBE, Hon, and a host of others. I’d like to ask the Queen to bestow one more: Lorenzo Cain, DFA.

Travis Swaggerty – Here’s what I said the other day, “Swaggerty had a 28% K% in Triple-A, which doesn’t bode well for a promotion, Neither does the fact that he doesn’t seem to be getting better at each level and he’s 24. NL-Only for now, unless desperate in a deep mixed.” And that’s me quoting me!

Lane Thomas – Maybe because I wrote a sleeper post on him this preseason, but I think there’s a lot more to him, and should be rostered everywhere. Though, the two first names thing is disconcerting.

Jack Suwinski – Ya know what’s funny that’s not funny at all? A guy like Suwinski hitting a homer or stealing a bag once a week feels decent in the micro, but, in the macro, when you look at his season-long projections of 15/7, it’s super boring.

Trent Grisham – I know you’re all converts, so I’m preaching to the choir, but this is batshizz crazy: ESPN’s 7-day Player Rater has Trent Grisham as the 112th best outfielder behind Aledmys Diaz (is he even playing?) and Bradley Zimmer, to name just two guys who were close. Not saying Grisham has been incredible, but that’s just not close to reality. On on our 7-day Player Rater, Grisham was the 46th best OF (as of this writing). Sad for me to say, but ESPN has abandoned baseball. I bet their Player Rater’s been broke all year and they’re not even trying to fix it. I’m not joking.

Zach Plesac – This is a Streamonator call like the call it makes to the Pennsylvania State Capitol.

Ranger Suarez – Yes, he looked good last time out, but this is also a Streamonator call. “The license plate says ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Pennsylvania.’ Can you tell me what city?”

Matt Strahm – When this was released earlier this week on the Patreon, I said, “It seems ludicrous to think the Red Sox would suddenly start using Tanner Houck regularly as their closer, but just as insane to think they have anyone else.” And that’s me making myself laugh! Apparently, now they have someone. Maybe. Honestly, this is as unclear as shituations get on a closerousel.

Tanner Scott – How long will it take Mattingly to figure out Anthony Bass should be the closer is actually fascinating. Bass is clearly best suited and, if you’re just going off of word association, then Marlins…Bass…it’s obvious! Yet, we’re going on week three of watching that very correct thought travel through Mattingly’s brain not reaching his mustache-less mouth, so I guess Tanner Scott.

Tanner Rainey – This week’s bullpen options didn’t come to me for a long while, then I went to Suncoast Very Natural Tan Tanning Salon, and it all started to coalesce in my head.

Colin PocheRays’ closer is prolly TBD — THE BIG DEAL?! No, To Be Determined — but I like Poche, even if Cash has no set roles from the 1st through the 9th innings.

Diego Castillo – I feel like as I’m typing this someone besides Castillo will get a save for the Mariners, but, also, as I type this, he got the last two.

A.J. Minter – I promised you a new middle reliever every week, and I thought I might run aground with choices, but there’s actually 14 MRs each week I could recommend. That’s seven Mr. Misters! That rocks! …So take these broken wings and learn to fly again…

SELL

Nick Castellanos – This is gonna have a big flashy red light on it that says, “Don’t give him away for free.” As a regular patron at Hey, Skinny, You Feta Eat, Momma Castellanos’s diner, I cannot stand the thought of this Sell making its way back to her, and being barred from partaking in her spanakopita. I partakopita! I mustopolis! It’s so flakopolis! The problemakis is his bat has slowed. The HardHit% is down to his lowest since his rookie year. Offspeed pitches are breaking his balls like Anthony Quinn in Greece whenever he said, “No, I’m actually Mexican-American.” I wouldn’t trade Castellanos for a blue polo with a Best Buy logo, but I would go to our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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I Am Not A Smart Man
I Am Not A Smart Man
21 days ago

Hey Grey!

Hope the weekend has been good to you! Climbing my way back up in my leagues as the bats heat up. Watching Trout give an interview to these ESPN guys really just make me like him that much more. Some of these questions are just terrible.

-Garver vs ATL’s W Contreras in a 12 team 5×5? – Snitker said they are planning on swapping him and d’Arnaud every 2 games moving forward with some DH sprinkled in. His bat has been hot all season. What say you?

-Lane Thomas vs Nimmo – 12 team 5×5

-Houck looking like an actual closer for BOS? Would you drop Whitlock (IL) for him – 12 team 5×5?

-Need to activate Lynn on Tuesday for his first start back… who do you drop in 10 team 5×5? I don’t love any of the options tbh.
– Strider, JoMo, Ashby, Springs, Sandoval

Looking forward to the write up tomorrow! Thank you as always!

-IANASM

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
21 days ago

Grey,

Was I wrong to pick up Matt Carpenter?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

what is his playing status?

Brett
Brett
21 days ago

Need to replace Stephenson

Melendez or W Contreras (Atl)

Thanks

Cohen
Cohen
21 days ago

Better start?
Mahle at Arizona or
Mikolas home vs Pirates

Linda from Bob's Burgers
Linda from Bob's Burgers
21 days ago

Drop Hosmer for N. Lowe, Miranda or Schoop? Could you rank them ROS in a redraft points league that takes -2 for Ks?

Would you mind also ranking Tyrone Taylor, Jesse Winkler, AJ Pollock, Jesus Sanchez and Dylan Carlson?

herschel
herschel
21 days ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. a little concerned about kimbrel and was going to grab hudson. would you drop either javier or ashcraft for hudson or hold and trust kimbrel will figure things out

Gotime
Gotime
21 days ago

You selling $21 Olson for $4 Manoa in H2H dynasty pts league? Back up 1Bs are Profar, Morel for now. Prices increase $2 if kept

lwomack58
lwomack58
21 days ago

Gausman for Machado. Currently have Bregman at 3rd but not feeling it with him this year.

Would you try for an upgrade and turn around and try and trade Bregman for Montas?

Thank you have a nice Sunday

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
21 days ago

Good Morning Grey!

We are at the end of our first round of H2H, which opens up 4 weeks of “Anything Goes”, and inexpensive keepers get a large return. I have no idea if I’m going to be able to get one of these done though because I might have to part with India and/or O’Neill.

10-TM, NL-Only H2H, 5×5 (OBP)

If I were to get a deal done, it would look something like:

I give:
One of India ($13) OR O’Neill ($17), AND Gray ($4), Lauer ($5) along with 2 of my choice.

I get: Olson ($47), Muncy, Manaea, Strider, Robertson

The above deal might not get done without giving both India and O’Neill. I’d be able to get Castellanos probably also, and Ke’Bryan ($15) instead of Muncy.
My hitting is pretty stacked, but I’m waiting for India to come back, Cooper is on Covid IL, and Yepez is my only 3B.

If I were not to make a trade I would still need to make some roster moves.

SP: Alcantara, Webb, Lauer, Mahle, Gray, Greene, Swarmer, DeSclafani (IL), Cobb (IL), Stroman (IL)
RP: Ta Rogers, Rainey

Would you make any of the following changes?

A) Drop Yepez for Villar or just hold?

B) Pick up Brubaker. Brubaker seems to be holding his own and could be valuable as a #5 or #6.

C) Pick up Alvarado or Hand. Who to drop?

I wish I had more information on Stroman and I’m not sure if Swarmer is worth holding since he’s not a dynamic arm, and can get rocked as seen by yesterday’s game (I benched him BTW). He just doesn’t walk guys.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

I appreciate your thoughts. I also agree that it could backfire. Olson might not figure things out, and Muncy might not stay healthy. Manaea and Strider would need to both stay healthy (and not regress). O’Neill and India could be good in 4 or 5 categories for the next few years.

Who’s the drop for Hand? Stroman? Would you rather have Stroman or Stroman in 2 weeks?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Sorry, I meant Stroman or Brubaker? I’ll drop Swarmer for sure.

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Thank you!

Gotime
Gotime
21 days ago

Sunday funday!
1.Starting Lynn 1st game back this week @ Det?
Other options Roansy @Stl Faedo vs White Sox
+7IP +2K -3Hits -3BB -12HR
2. Any thoughts on Eury Perez Mia arm in dynasty? Worth paying and stashing or wait it out?

Last edited 21 days ago by Gotime
Tyger
Tyger
21 days ago

Eduardo Rodriguez or Spencer Strider ROS?
Thanks

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
21 days ago

Happy Sunday Grey.

I have 5 starters going and need to know who to start today:

Robbie Ray (SEA) at home vs. BOS
J. Taillon (NYY) at home vs. CHC
J. Verlander (HOU) at home vs.MIA (Definitely Starting)
J. Urias (LAD)@ SF
Jeffrey Springs @ MIN

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

i had put 5 of them in. The one that worries me is Robbie Ray.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
21 days ago

Ray has not looked good in his last 5 starts giving up 3-5 ER per start in those 5 starts

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
21 days ago

Merrill Kelly home against CIN and MN or Springs @BALT? Thank you.

Try Moreno or go Yadier? Thanks.

Man,you are up early!

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

Thank you. I have Trevor Rogers on my bench and waiting for a return to form. Drop him instead of Springs or wait a while on Rogers? Thanks.

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

I agree for now but Rogers has upside but will it reappear. No question here…just a comment.

lolmets
lolmets
21 days ago

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lolmets
lolmets
21 days ago

on the first top outfielders podcast i was particularly interested in addressing your springer hate in the comments becasue it stood out to me as blasphemy. i pretty much pegged the stat line hes on pace for. also in that post i proposed a bet of springer vs eloy saying i bet springer finishes higher on the razz player rater. safe to say i won that one going away… springer is currently 22 OVERALL not just for hitters.. and eloy Jimenez is not in the top 1000 most valuable players, and just had another setback in rehab.

in the last mention of springer you said somthing like ” you guys really expect him to stay healthy” … lol you’re funny, yes i do expect springer to stay healthy and be a stud, meanwhile the real injury risk was and always has been eloy Jimenez, who you had completely overrated in the preseason.

start wearing some Ls, you earned them.

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lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

good call on eloy dawg!

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  lolmets
21 days ago

“By not drafting Eloy this year, it’s gonna hurt doubly, because of what you missed last year, and what you will miss this year.”

your must own player was the actual biggest bust in all of fantasy.

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  lolmets
21 days ago

not only is he a walking injury, but in the 11 games he played this year he was slightly better than worthless. 1 hr, .222 avg.

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  lolmets
21 days ago

Do you ever just stfu? You’re a fucking idiot.

Sandman
Sandman
21 days ago

Hey Grey,

In a 10 team, h2h standard 5×5

C: Kirk
1B: Olson
2B: Albies
3B: JRam
SS: Witt
MI: Farmer (filling in for wander)
CI: Walsh
OF (4): Julio Rodriguez, Adolis, Tyler O’Neill, mountcastle
UTIL (2): Naylor, Renfroe
BN: Bellinger
IL: Wander

1) Stott and Burger are FA. Do you drop anyone for either of them? Was thinking Bellinger or Naylor. Although, Naylor peripherals are solid

2) drop Kirk for Trevino? Trevino had similar numbers and ~50 less AB

Thanks!

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  Sandman
21 days ago

naylors avg exit velo is league avg just about, hes under 89mph. with an 11° avg launch which is below league avg. idk how the xba and xslg are as good as they are. .511xslg? i bet the under heavy. naylor is totally expendable in 12 team mixed.

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  lolmets
21 days ago

last 30 days for naylor hes getting a hit roughly once every 6 at bats. 2 homers over that span. id rather own joey gallo real talk..

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lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  lolmets
21 days ago

heres gallo last 30 days. id take Gallo>naylor i guess its close

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lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

do better

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  lolmets
21 days ago

point is you can own neither naylor or gallo in 12 team mixed. naylor hitting 6th today also (arrow down)

Cunning Linguist
Cunning Linguist
21 days ago

Morning Grey…would you switch out Nolan Gorman and Christian Walker for Lane Thomas and Nelson Cruz? Nationals have 8 home games next week. Could also drop Vinnie I suppose instead of Walker. Thanks,my man!

lolmets
lolmets
21 days ago

the last time josh naylor homered you mentioned hes been a little boring but you still like him. his last 15 games like 50 at bats hes hitting for a .160 avg with 1 hr and obv 0 steals. he was nothing more than an april schmotato.

one other thing, i dont get why you wouldnt be recommending burger on the white sox here. hes as hot as bat as you can get at the moment as he homers again last night.

so you wont mention or recommend burger but have no problem mentioning kole calhoun last week after his hot streak was way over and he went back to being horrible. makes sense.

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  lolmets
21 days ago

burgers last 15 game splits: 54 at bats 6 homers and a .333 avg. 12% owned on yahoo, but nah you dont like taking a stab on him, but previously you loved recommending kole calhoun and vidal brujan.

How do you come up with this stuff?

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  lolmets
21 days ago

wanted to make sure i wasnt misremembering, yep kole calhoun was in your last weeks buy posted on june 3rd. he had already cooled off by then, and over the last week since june 3rd when you called him a buy (again), hes gone 4-23 (.174 avg) with 0 homers 0 steals with 3 rbi and 1 run, plus hes been getting benched more often. solid buy!

Captain Obviuos
Captain Obviuos
Reply to  lolmets
21 days ago

Start writing your own shit then. You’re a fucking ass.

Johnson
Johnson
22 days ago

Who’s the add out of Lane, Burger, Grisham or Lux?

lolmets
lolmets
Reply to  Johnson
21 days ago

grey never heard of burger

Johnson
Johnson
Reply to  lolmets
21 days ago

Mrs. Burger?

J C
J C
22 days ago

Need holds where ratios and strikeouts matter. Please pick 2:
Seranthony, D Hudson, Yimi, Box, Neris, Montrero, Cimber, Houck, Adam, Morgan, Strahm.

CloudTown
CloudTown
22 days ago

Hey Grey! Hope your weekend is going well!

Got offered Carlos Rodon for my Kopech. It’s a fairly shallow keeper league with QS as an extra cat. Trade analyzer loves it for me, so I’m inclined to take it.

Thanks!

Ellis
Ellis
22 days ago

So using my gut with match ups and the streaminator haven’t been working, I keep missing big offensive days from my guys and I think I’d rather just go with the same guys as much as possible. It is a 10 team daily league with a long bench so I have lots of options, my best thought is in CAPS, some have multi position eligibility, what would you recommend, the tricky ones are MI CI & UTIL

3 OF: ACUNA LOU-BOB JUL-ROD Renfroe Naylor Pham
1 C: SAL mj
2 CI: VOTTO HOSKINS Witt Olson Naylor Suarez
2 MI: ALTUVE WITT Adames Gleyber Pena Suarez
1 UTIL: RENFROE or anybody else not in a slot above, will be Ward when he hopefully comes off DL on Tuesday

Who should play and who should sit
Thank you!

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

Let me ask it a different way, who are the top 3 to play everyday among

Hoskins Olson Naylor Adames Gleyber Pena Suarez

and then the top 2 to play among

Hoskins Olson Naylor Adames Gleyber Pena Suarez Renfroe MJ Pham

thank you, I appreciate it, I put together a terrific team with your advice, I just don’t know who to play!

Ellis
Ellis
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

Ok, thanks

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
22 days ago

He got a little loose in the 6th obvs but is Greene becoming a bit more than a streamer do you think?

Ed Spinelli
Ed Spinelli
22 days ago

Hello my friend,
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend with the clouds…
1 3-fer if you don’t mind.
1) Stott or Gimenez??
2) Taylor or Lane Thomas?
3) If i can only keep 2 of these 4 which one?Syndergard, Straasbug, Heaney & Pivetta.

Thanks & have fun,

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
22 days ago

Hi Grey. Ten-team Roto 6×6 with OPS and Holds, QS instead of Wins, 12 active P slots. Here’s my full roster:

Pos        Player  Team    Eligible
C            Alejandro Kirk   TOR       C
1B          Vladimir Guerrero Jr.     TOR       1B
2B          Jorge Polanco   MIN      2B,SS
3B          Rafael Devers   BOS       3B
SS          Jeremy Pena     HOU     SS
CI           Josh Naylor        CLE        1B,RF,OF
MI         Nolan Gorman STL        2B,3B
LF           Brandon Nimmo              NYM     LF,CF,OF
CF          Harrison Bader STL        CF,OF
RF          Juan Soto            WSH     RF,OF
OF         Jared Walsh       LAA       1B,RF,OF
OF         Andrew Vaughn CHW     1B,LF,RF,OF
UT         Cesar Hernandez             WSH     2B
UT         Jorge Mateo      BAL       2B,SS,CF,OF
Bench  Kole Calhoun     TEX        RF,OF
Open Spot                          
IL            Taylor Ward       LAA       LF,CF,RF,OF
IL            Franmil Reyes   CLE        RF,OF
IL            Eloy Jimenez     CHW     LF,OF

P1          Liam Hendriks  CHW
P2          Raisel Iglesias    LAA
P3          Corey Knebel    PHI
P4          Jorge Lopez       BAL
P5          Jhoan Duran      MIN
P6          Kendall Graveman          CHW
P7          Colin Poche       TB
P8          Paul Sewald       SEA
P9          Ryan Tepera      LAA
P10        Tim Mayza         TOR
P11                        
P12                        
                               
SP1        Shane McClanahan         TB
SP2        Joe Musgrove   SD
SP3        Jordan Montgomery      NYY
SP4        Tony Gonsolin  LAD
SP5        Tylor Megill        NYM
SP6        Patrick Sandoval              LAA
                               
IL            Garrett Whitlock              BOS

I expect Mayza to return soon; I only recently added him. But it could be I should drop him.

I currently have an open spot, but I will need room for Ward (expected back on Tuesday). I’d like to add a bat or two now and have a good idea of who to drop when I activate Ward.

If I add an SP listed here, Sandoval or Megill will need to be the drops.

Available bats:
Christian Walker (he was recently added and dropped)
Nathaniel Lowe
Michael Brantley
Ji-Man Choi
Yuli Gurriel
Riley Greene

Available arms:
Tyler Mahle
Hunter Greene
Tanner Scott

This is what I’m currently thinking:
1) Add N. Lowe to open spot
2) Add Walker, drop C. Hernandez or Mateo
3) Add Mahle or Greene, drop Megill or Sandoval (or both)
4) Activate Ward, drop K. Calhoun?

What do you think?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

Thanks. Would you add someone else in #1 or you agree with N.Lowe?

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

So this?

1) Add R. Greene to open spot?
2) Add Walker, drop C. Hernandez
3) Add Mahle and H. Greene, drop Megill and Sandoval
4) Activate Ward, drop K. Calhoun?

Essentially that puts Ward and Walker at Util while stashing R. Greene. Mateo other bench bat.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
Reply to  Grey
21 days ago

I’ve decided I can’t keep Mateo over Cesar and feel good about it. Steals are nice but dude is hitting .149 over the last month. Especially with Gorman seemingly not being an everyday player. So I’m going to drop Mateo in #2.

Mczero
Mczero
22 days ago

Rasmussen or Strider?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
22 days ago

12 team, 5×5 roto (saves only)

Would you add Houck over Duran or Adam if searching for saves?

Liam McNair
Liam McNair
22 days ago

Hey Grey,

Who do you like more ROS, Gimenez or Morel?

Ross seems ok with putting Morel out there every day, loving the playing time.

Have a great weekend !

Saint
Saint
22 days ago

Please rank the following for saves:

Scott, Houck, Sewald, D. Castillo

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

Morton, Wood, Cobb, Sandoval, Ashby, Lauer, T. Anderson, Megill.

Who are the first two drops?

Thanks again

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Saint
22 days ago

Also, Pagan or Scott?

Thanks!

Three Dong Night
Three Dong Night
22 days ago

Edward Cabrera or Spenny Strider?

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
22 days ago

Hi Grey,

1. I have Wilber Flores and Patrick Wisdom at 3B. would you waive one of these to get Santiago Espinal of Toronto?

2. Would you waive Wilber Flores to get Christopher Morel?

thanks!!

Ben
Ben
22 days ago

Hi Grey, a few questions:

Syndergaard or Junis in a 12 team mixed league?

Are both holds or streamers in that format?

What do you expect from Junis ROS?

Thanks!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

Thanks Grey, how about if both are healthy?

fausto
fausto
22 days ago

So does miranda stick with royce lewis done for 2yrs?

1. Miranda over M.Chapman, Tellez, or Olson?
I would flip the odd man not drop.

2. MI question (looking for rbi/sb 1st)
-J.Rojas
-Luis Garcia(#33,563)
-G.Lux? not a big fan of Lux but that obp and lineup tho)

3. Trades

-C.Javier for Morel

-R.Mcmahon for Morel

-C.Javier for Bader
(Going to be hard to cram another OF in but need the steals).

Have a good weekend.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
22 days ago

Mj or William C in weekly OBP I feel like both catchers feel kind of exciting.. woh!

Michael B
Michael B
23 days ago

Out of Aaron Ashby, Tylor Megill, and Luis Urias, are any worth dropping? Urias has been pretty rough, and Ashby was rocked (his next start against the mets)

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

There’s a lot of things for me to consider. Luis Urias is currently a bench bat due to performing poorly, but Aaron Ashby did awful his last start against the nats (with his next start against the mets, cardinals, and blue jays.) I have to drop someone to activate Shane Baz

J C
J C
23 days ago

C’mon Dodger! You live in LA and you are not sure when Kershaw is slated to come back? Baseball fans know the plan is for him to start Sunday. Been announced for days.

J C
J C
Reply to  Grey
22 days ago

And the Gods got me for having some fun…going today now lol

CloudTown
CloudTown
23 days ago

Evenin’ Grey.

Looking for some outfield help, any of:
Morel
Lane B
Jack
Jesus Sanchez
Pham
Odubel
Grisham

over
Naylor
Kole
Josh Rojas?

I’d add Soto to that list but I have some kind of faith that he’ll do something eventually lol.

Thanks!

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
23 days ago

My final starter on a 12 team roto. He is at Baltimore next week. Would you drop him next week for any of these two start guys:
Dunning HOUS and @DET
Singer @SF and @OAK
Marco G MN and LAA
I have Trevor Rogers on the bench. Have not trusted him. Is he worth hanging onto in a keeper league?
Thanks for your continued work at the top of the industry.

California Dreamer
California Dreamer
Reply to  California Dreamer
23 days ago

Final starter is Springs. Sorry. How do you edit? Thanks.

Robert
Robert
23 days ago

My W. Franco or K. Hayes for Manaea? Am I giving up too much?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Thank you

lolmets
lolmets
23 days ago

springer to the moon. what a nice player to own and he wasnt even expensive in drafts.

eballs
eballs
23 days ago

Would you drop Luis Urias for one?

Lane Thomas
Bryson Stott
Jesus Sanchez
Donaldson
Suwinski
Jose Miranda

VinWins
VinWins
23 days ago

Alonso

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Could replace Walsh if you wanted

JTc
JTc
23 days ago

Riley greene, or Vinnie ROS

Hamporter
Hamporter
23 days ago

I picked up Strider to stream, but after watching Ashby tonight, do you think Strider has more upside than Ashby ROS? Ashby just seems like he will either be on or off with no in between.

Jammer McSlam
Jammer McSlam
23 days ago

Triston McKenzie was dropped in a 12 team h2h.

He’s a must add yea? Over guys like Kirby and sonny gray?

Dren_man
Dren_man
23 days ago

Hey Grey. 12 team, 2 catcher league. When Narvaez went on IL, I picked up MJ to go with Salvador. Do I roll with Sal and MJ or drop MJ to activate Narvaez? Also, Muncy or Luis Urias?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
23 days ago

Why is Matt Olson so terrible?

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
23 days ago

Hi Grey,

10 tm h2h pts

Please rank top 2

Barlow, Bednar, Castillo, Hudson, Pegan, Poche, Scott

Big THANKS!

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Oh sorry, Joe Barlow

Surfer Dude
Surfer Dude
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

You’re the best – thanks.

Big Dog
Big Dog
23 days ago

Do you think it is time to cut the cord on Jared Walsh in a 10 team league with OBP instead of BA? I was really high on him going into the year but he has been meh at best.

Melj3
Melj3
23 days ago

keeper league trade offer where I’m currently middle of the pack. I get Bobby Witt Jr and give Shane McClanahan. Would you do it?

CentralCoastCali
CentralCoastCali
23 days ago

Grey,

Late thought, not sure if you’re still around but, with Gallo seemingly getting back to his okay self, would you take him over Hoskins?

Thank you and happy Friday….

CCC

Sandlot Bully
Sandlot Bully
23 days ago

Grey!

You can’t sneak Esther Rolle in there

Damn! Damn! Damn!

Have a great weekend

toolshed
toolshed
23 days ago

The reds medical staff is making the mets look good. India has been out virtually all year. Moustakas last year with his “dtd” heel injury turned into a 3-month IL stint. No wonder why senzel can’t seem to stay on the field. I assume Stephenson will be out all year the way they roll.

buddens126
buddens126
23 days ago

A. Yordan
B. Soto and Garcia (astros)

Which side?

Eddie
Eddie
23 days ago

If my name was Mitch and the starbucks barista wrote itch I would say Bing bong!

12 team league would you rather own Bryson stott or your boy Lane thomas

Turn Two
Turn Two
23 days ago

Between $3 Thomas and $10 Hernandez- which Nats OF should I be move- what kind of MI/CR is comparable- NL Only keeper- looking for a roster correction.
Estrada $10? Crawford $5? Other thoughts?

Keeks
Keeks
23 days ago

Starting Roansey in ATL tonight?

Lurve you, happy Friday!

Gotime
Gotime
23 days ago

Buyday!
H2H pts -AB, Hits, XBH, Homers, SB, -CS
OF which one sits tonight out of Grisham (Col) Jesus (@ Hou) Hays (@KC) Morel (@Yankees) Walsh (Mets)

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
23 days ago

Hey Grey – I’ve been offered Buehler, Brandon Lowe (IL) & Sal Perez for my Gore & Varsho. I know you’re low on Buehler but this seems appropriately priced, right? It’s a 10 team h2h league so I’m worried that Gore won’t be pitching much late in the season/playoffs.

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

Interesting…

Player A: 19/8/25/0/.203
Player B: 27/8/24/3/.238

Player A has been a big disappointment whereas Player B has been a top producer at his position.

A = Sal
B = Varsho

Greg
Greg
Reply to  MediOAKer Matt
22 days ago

Has to with the draft cost..Sal was going in the first 3 rounds in most league…Varsho was a mid round pick…thats how i try to evaluate players and compare players

Cohen
Cohen
23 days ago

1.Start or sit Gallen at Philly?
2.Better start?
Kirby home vs Redsox or
Ranger home vs Arizona

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
23 days ago

Ok, 1 last question (hopefully) for ya;

drop J. Burger for Nick Martinez’s start on Sunday v. COL? SON seems to love the matchup

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
23 days ago

Hey grey,

Couple of questions

1) Is Kershaw pitching tomorrow or Sunday?
2) Is Trout playing tonight
3) someone came to me with trade offer bregman. They offered Garrett Whitlock and minor league prospect Jackson Jobe. Make the deal? I really would like to get G. Moreno.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

they are giving me whitlock and Jobe for Bregman.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
23 days ago

r should i say offering me whitlock and Jobe for bregman

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

i was going to ask for Moreno C from TOR. He said not available neither is the mets C Alvarez. So would you trade Bregman to get Jackson Jobe and Garrett Whitlock or ask for someone else instead of whitlock here is his roster:

C Luis Campusano (SD) $5.00
C/1B Yasmani Grandal (CWS) $5.00
C Carson Kelly (ARI) 10 IL $9.00
1B Pete Alonso (NYM) $21.00
1B/3B Austin Riley (ATL) $49.00
2B/SS Javier Baez (DET) $23.00
2B/SS Andres Gimenez (CLE) $6.00
2B/SS/OF Garrett Hampson (COL) $5.00
2B Cesar Hernandez (WAS) $8.00
2B/SS/OF Gavin Lux (LAD) $6.00
2B/SS Jorge Polanco (MIN) $12.00
2B/SS Brendan Rodgers (COL)  $6.00
2B/SS Gleyber Torres (NYY) $23.00
3B Yoan Moncada (CWS) $16.00
SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa (TEX/MIN/NYY) $11.00
SS/OF Fernando Tatis, Jr. (SD) 60 IL $51.00
OF Ronald Acuna, Jr. (ATL) $56.00
OF Avasail Garcia (MIA) $5.00
OF Kyle Lewis (SEA) C $7.00
OF AJ Pollock (LAD/CWS) 10 IL $15.00
OF Franmil Reyes (CLE) $10.00
OF Juan Soto (WAS) $51.00
OF Seiya Suzuki (CHC) 10 IL $66.00
OF Raimel Tapia (COL/TOR) $6.00
OF Mike Yastrzemski (SF) $5.00
UT Seth Beer (ARI) $21.00
SP Chris Archer (MIN) $5.00
SP Walker Buehler (LAD) $31.00
SP Jacob deGrom (NYM) 60 IL $44.00
SP Logan Gilbert (SEA) $6.00
SP/RP Dakota Hudson (STL) $10.00
SP Brent Honeywell,Jr. (OAK) 10 IL $5.00
SP/RP Dinelson Lamet (SD) $33.00
SP Nick Lodolo (CIN) 10 IL $5.00
SP Sean Manaea (OAK/SD) $10.00
SP Nick Martinez (SD) $7.00
SP Aaron Nola (PHI) $28.00
SP Chris Paddack (MIN) (+)  $5.00
SP/RP Drew Rasmussen (TB) $5.00
SP Trevor Rogers (MIA) $6.00
SP Mike Soroka (ATL) 60 IL $12.00
SP Taijuan Walker (NYM) $5.00
SP Logan Webb (SF)  $10.00
SP/RP Garrett Whitlock (BOS) $6.00
SP Bryce Wilson (PIT) $6.00
SP Bruce Zimmermann (BAL) $5.00
RP Matt Barnes (BOS) 15 IL $15.00
RP Archie Bradley (LAA) 10 IL $9.00
RP Genesis Cabrera (STL) $12.00
RP Diego Castillo (SEA) $10.00
RP Camilo Doval (SF) $31.00
RP Tyler Duffey (MIN) $8.00
RP Tyler Matzek (ATL) $8.00
RP Luis Frias (ARI) $5.00

Minor leaguers:
C Francisco Alvarez (NYM) $5.00
C Harry Ford (SEA) $5.00
C Gabriel Moreno (TOR) $5.00
1B Blaze Jordan (BOS) $5.00
3B Rece Hinds (CIN) $5.00
SS Diego Benitez (ATL) $5.00
SS William Bergolia (PHI) $5.00
SS Gunnar Henderson (BAL) $5.00
SS Alexis Hernandez (CHC) $5.00
SS/OF Austin Martin (MIN) $5.00
SS Jonathan Mejia (STL) $5.00
SS Oswald Peraza (NYY) $5.00
SS Bryson Stott (PHI) $5.00
SS Alexander Vargas (NYY) $5.00
SS Anthony Volpe (NYY) $5.00
OF Kevin Alcantara (NYY/CHC) $5.00
OF Yusniel Diaz (BAL) $5.00
OF Riley Greene (DET) $5.00
OF Alvin Guzman (ARI) $5.00
OF Austin Hendrick (CIN) $5.00
OF Simon Juan (NYM) $5.00
OF Ethan Wilson (PHI) $5.00
SP/RHP Matthew Allen (NYM) $5.00
SP/RHP Edward Cabrera (MIA)  $6.00
SP/RHP Robert Dominguez (NYM) $5.00
SP/RHP Daniel Espino (CLE) $5.00
SP,RP/RHP Dax Fulton (MIA) $5.00
SP/RHP Sandy Gaston (TB) $5.00
SP/RHP Bryce Jarvis (ARI) $5.00
SP/RHP Jackson Jobe (DET) $5.00
SP/LHP Brailyn Marquez (CHC) $5.00
SP/LHP Frank Mozzicato (KC) $5.00
SP/RHP Osiel Rodriguez (NYY) $5.00
SP,RP/RHP Alex Santos (HOU) $5.00
SP/RHP Jarlin Susana (SD) $5.00
SP/RHP Matthew Thompson (CWS) $5.00
SP/RHP Forest Whitley (HOU) $5.00
SP/RHP Jordan Wicks (CHC) $5.00
SP/RHP Cole Wilcox (TB) $5.00
SP/RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson (MIN) $5.00

Who along with Jobe should I ask for in exchange for Bregman? Moreno and Alvarez are not moving.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
23 days ago

how about either Volpe or Peraza