Welcome to the class where we discuss the planets — Science class? I don’t know, I’m just your substitute teacher, Mr. Albright. We’re going to put aside your syllabus, and teach you how all planets revolve Vladimir Guerrero Jr.‘s planet, IncomingTripleCrownium. Yesterday, IncomingTripleCrownium went 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and hit his 21st homer, as he hits .344. Does planet Daddy Vladdy revolve around IncomingTripleCrownium, and how is that possible since IncomingTripleCrownium is an offshoot of Daddy Vladdy? I don’t know, which is why I’m merely a substitute, and was told I would never be hired for a full-time position. IncomingTripleCrownium spins on its axis, without an absurd amount of spin, a totally natural spin, and that gave way to a Semien explosion not seen since a 14-year-old boy spent a little too long in the bathroom with Marcus Semien (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), hitting his 15th homer. Hey, just had a thought, whatever happened with George Springer? Never the hoo! The next big orbital sphere outside the IncomingTripleCrownium gravitational pull was two homers from Teoscar Hernandez (3-for-6, 6 RBIs, 9th and 10th homer). I already took the L on my Teoscar schmohawk post, though, if being honest, I think I might’ve taken that L a bit prematurely. Guess we’ll see. Or we already saw. See? Saw? Get off the bench, Miguel Sano, I’m trying to get down! Next up on the flow chart of planets moving around IncomingTripleCrownium is Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (3-for-5, 2 runs and his 6th homer). Please get hot, Lou-Gu-Ju, please. Then, if we’re counting orbital rings, like the toilet in my college dorm, Bo Bichette (4-for-5, 5 runs, 3 RBIs) grabbed a slam (13) and legs (8), and is it going to be weird when I try to draft two Blue Jays hitters in the first five picks next year? Finally, two smaller planets, that many confuse for large rocks, Rowdy Tellez (1-for-1, 2 RBIs, and his 4th homer) and Cavan Biggio (2-for-4, 2 runs) hit his 5th homer. To celebrate Biggio’s return, his father Craig Biggio called him after the game to tell him, “Stick your elbow pad into a pitch or change the name on your jersey.” Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Steven Matz – Hit the Covid IL. Okay, be well and stay the eff away from IncomingTripleCrownium.

Martin Perez – 1 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.52. The BJs showed Martin how much he sucked.

Bobby Dalbec – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer, and his 2nd home in the last three games. Hot schmotato alert!

German Marquez – 5 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.60. Grey’s Brain, “Marquez looked great at Coors last time out, but there’s no way you can start him there, but his next start is in a road game? We are going to own the day and the night!” Grey’s Brain is dumb.

Aristides Aquino – Was activated. I am the biggest fan of Aristides. I even nicknamed him the GGOATOAT, because he’s the Greatest GOAT of All-Time, but he needs actual playing time to be a difference maker in mixers, and needs to hit.

Eugenio Suarez – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, as he bats 6th. Ya think anything clicked in David Bell’s peanut brain when he took a guy who was hitting leadoff and moved him to the six hole? Like, I don’t know, maybe that he shouldn’t have ever been hitting leadoff.

Tony Santillan – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, as he was called up. Doesn’t Santillan sound like a secret society of lizard people? No? Maybe it’s me. Any hoo! He’s way too wild to mess with until we see something. Didn’t even grab him in my NL-Only leagues.

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Apple juice should always be served in a sippy cup.”

Daniel Hudson – Hit the IL with elbow inflammation. That means Wander gets promoted! From the 7th to the 8th inning, and it’s Wander Suero. Sorry, prolly confusing how I wrote that.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 11th and 12th homer, and 2nd leadoff homer in two days. MLB manager’s brain, “Great, he’s hitting well as leadoff! Let’s keep him there!” Normal adult brain, “He’s hitting home runs, and has always been a home run hitter, move him into a run-producer spot of the lineup.”

Joe Ross – 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.19. Solid start, which is more than I can say about Pab-Lo, and I’d use the Streamonator for Ross.

Isaac Paredes – 0-for-2. Called up recently, and Paredes has been playing regularly. If only Ethel Merman was around to see it. RIP you queen. Paredes has great contact skills (13% strikeout rate in the minors), but zero speed and barely any power. He’s twinsies with the Twins’ Arraez.

Carlos Rodon – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 BBs, 9 Ks, ERA at 1.89. Almost pitched his 2nd no-hitter of the season, and, if you’re wondering, his peripherals aren’t saying he’s much worse than a 2.00 ERA pitcher. It’s like people get Men In Black mind-wiped each March, and forgot about these insane pitching years that they could’ve had for essentially free in drafts.

Zach Thompson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.25. Take your index finger and point it into your chest. Now say, “I can be a top 50 starter for fantasy, if I were in the Miami Marlins’ system.” Anyone know if Dave Duncan retired to Miami and is sprinkling some magical fantasy dust down there? Thompson has great command, but as mediocre as stuff gets. I put in a bid in NL-Only leagues, but wouldn’t go near in mixers, yet at least.

Pablo Lopez – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.12. Didn’t get the memo that all Marlins’ starters are fantastic. Can we get him that message?

Austin Riley – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .299. Au-Riley hit that one off my pitcher, Pab-Lo, and I exclaimed, “Aw, really?” Then took a nap, it was a lot to take.

Corbin Burnes – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.13. This start was vs. the Pirates, and I didn’t see it because I was carrying shopping bags at the factory outlets — by the way, factory outlets are not stores that sell factories, who knew? — but since I didn’t see this game, I can only imagine how Burnes was beat by the Pirates. Bloopers and weak grounders that went for singles because the Brewers’ fielders forgot to take the field.

Avisail Garcia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .241. On the Brewers, he may as well be hitting .375. Is Yelich even playing for them anymore? Yelich has 15 homers, and is hitting .225 — in the last two seasons combined!

Yordan Alvarez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (9) and legs (1), hitting .302. Captain Woo Cubano needs to team up with Cyndi Lauper and record a song, Game After Game (I Homer). If a pitcher fades, and I need to homer for Grey…

Kyle Tucker – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .268. Whether Tucker was worth his draft price tag will be debated by pundits for years to come, but thinking about taking George Springer instead of Tucker makes me want to dive into a pool, and drink a beer while submerged, so it feels very existential.

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 1.42. Now Valdez has Predator xFIP.

Nelson Cruz – 2-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .288. Nelson Cruz was woken the night before by some overeager archeologist who dug up his catacomb and thought they discovered an ancient artifact.

Ryan Jeffers – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, hitting .197. *removes half of eyeglasses, so I’m only wearing a monocle* That’s better.

John Gant – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.36. The Regression Fairies finally laid eyes on John Gant’s long, flowing hair and they’re not done sucking their fingers.

Max Muncy – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. The minimum amount time he’ll miss is three weeks. The Max? Yeah, Muncy.

Trevor Bauer – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 11 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.64. This start was in one of the easiest matchups in baseball, home vs. the Rangers. Bauer’s ERA in his last three starts is 4.74. See Anime Grey in the video at the top of the page for more on Bauer. Oh, and: This past week had the lowest spin rate of any week this season, and batting averages are up and strikeouts are down.

Mookie Betts – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 7th homer. Mookie Best!

Isiah Kiner-Falefa – 1-for-4, 1 RBI and his 15th steal, hitting .294. Just the ol’ 35-steal pace from your catcher in Yahoo leagues. ACKCHUALLY, I’d take that from my shortstop in any leagues.

Jackson Kowar – 1 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 36.00. Would I start JacKo anywhere? Sure, in Neverland.

Andrew Benintendi – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, hitting .283. Starting to feel like the Kikuchi of hitters. He keeps doing well, but then I look at his overall numbers and I get the meh face.

James Kaprielian – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 7 Ks, ERA at 2.51. Streamed him on Saturday less because of the Streamonator, and more because he was home and he’s MediOAKer.

Matt Chapman – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in two games. Not sure which one of youse Chapman is spiting, and lit a fire under his butt, but he’s got a hot ass–Um…Well, he came alive this weekend.

Matt Olson – 2-for-4 and his 17th and 18th homer, hitting .289. ‘Member when I ranked him in the top 20 overall last year, and it seemed slightly crazy? Well, it didn’t happen then, but I knew it was in his bat. Just a Matt, er, of time.

Caleb Smith – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.61. Took me two-plus months to buy in and that’s what I got. Well played, Caleb.

Max Stassi – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, 3rd homer in his last six games, hitting in the three-hole, and it makes sense as he hits .339. Loved Stassi coming into this year, until he had hip surgery, then I backed off him, but, if he’s healthy, I’m 100% back in.

Patrick Sandoval – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.51. Is he in the rotation? I didn’t ask you if he should be! Show yourself out. Okay, now that we got rid of the troublemakers, is Sandoval in the rotation? Hmm, I don’t know either, but he should be. Sandoval’s prolly better than half the Angels’ rotation, but might be needed in relief.

Jared Walsh – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .293. Such a great call for a preseason sleeper, that I totally didn’t draft anywhere because I’m an idiot.

Trent Grisham – 0-for-2 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “I don’t know who complained, but I’ve removed the three baby pools from around my desk.”

Tommy Pham – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .237. He led off the game with a blast off of Joey Lucchesi, who apparently can’t do his own waste management.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .279. Imagine FTJ with two working shoulders.

Manny Machado – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer, hitting .242. Machado feels overdue, but he also feels like he can either turn it on or not, and has nothing to do whether he’s getting hot. Way more up to his whims.

Chris Paddack – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.14. Wish I could say I saw this pitching line and I was like, “Awesome, get in my lineup and it’s off to your next start,” but I 100% checked the Streamonator, i.e., I don’t trust Paddack in every start.

Luis Severino – Left Saturday’s rehab start with the help of trainers. Unfortunately, this isn’t a blurb brought to you by a Brit, and I don’t mean trainers as in sneakers. Severino has a significant groin strain, and that’s likely a six-week setback.

Jameson Taillon – 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.74. Maybe, just maybe, the Pirates were trading away Glasnow in a terrible trade, so they could move other pieces, and other teams would think they’re chumps. The rope-a-dope of trading.

Domingo German – 4 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.88. Domingo translates to Sunday; Sunday in German is Sonntag, and yesterday he was Sonntagged. See how that works?

Aaron Nola – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.69. That seems impossible. A 2.69, I understand. How does a 3.69 work?

Shane Bieber – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.28. “Bieber getting bodied by the Mariners” isn’t something I had on my bingo card. For a bingo, I do have “Cody Bellinger hits like at least a third round pick” and the priest isn’t ever calling that, is he? By the by, Bieber’s curve spin was down 300 RPMs, and he gave up multiple homers on his curve for the first time in his career.

Logan Gilbert – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.13. It’s funny how some confidence, and a few borderline calls can make someone look drastically better. Gilbert looked great yesterday, after being around the plate, and getting those calls. I’d give him another chance, but as the Streamonator tells us, his next start is iffy at best.

Dylan Moore – 1-for-5 as he was activated from the IL. D. Moore is no perfect 10, but he might get you some steals.

Kyle Seager – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 13th homer. All those years of getting birthday cards from his mom saying, “We love Corey more,” has truly paid off.

Jake Fraley – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. He was in Friday’s Buy, because he was hot schmotato’ing last week, and it continues, because I said so.

Mitch Haniger – Left yesterday’s game after fouling a ball off his knee. “Listen, Mitch, I’m Doctor Needlekuss, and I’ve been brought in to try an experimental surgery.” Mitch, interested, perks up, “What’s that, doc?” “To avoid further injury to your testicles, I want to sew them to your knee.”

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Jeffe
Jeffe
1 year ago

Good evening, Grey. Lost Benintendi, which sucks. Replacement options are Bryan Reynolds, Avisail Garcia, Jean Segura, Chapman or Cavan Biggio? Can move guys around to fill in at Util. Thanks!

Jeffe
Jeffe
Reply to  Jeffe
1 year ago

Or pick up Voit to stash since he is returning soon?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

So excited I started gonsolin instead of gomber in NFBC this week!

Beware the Shit Rope
Beware the Shit Rope
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

benching gomber at home made sense. starting gonsolin yet is gambling though.

Ty
Ty
1 year ago

Damn need some SP help. Drop Hampson or Santander for Gutierrrez?!
Thanks!

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Ty
1 year ago

Eh Hampson

Eli Man Penguin Boy
Eli Man Penguin Boy
1 year ago

t.may’s been taken out of leverage, some of the time by loup, others lugo. tonight may’s in there with 5 run league in 7th allows 2 HR’s. loup came in for the hold after. after drafting may in most holds leagues (which most of my leagues are) i’ve lately in the last weekish dropped for somebody else, except here, NL only 10 team h2h with holds and saves sold separately and 4 RP slots. i have may, chafin, kimbrel, d-will (was dropped at the worst time to drop him, he’s been fine since then, esp since feyer traded to TB, he’s now the bar none 8th inning like last year)

options over may: loup, givens (appears 2nd in line, but might be…), estevez, rainey (been fine since the 8th and hudson’s out, for sure tonight got the 8th in 1 run hold, did good), crick (PIT doesn’t tend to get holds, but he’s the guy if they do in the 8th), coonrod (alvarado’s also been very bad, getting very ERA lucky, and depthcharts have this dude ahead of brogdon), bender/bleier (both have done well but not 8th inning guys, mostly behind bass and floro),

Mex
Mex
1 year ago

Right now, who are your top 5 bats for next year?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Mex
1 year ago

Acuna
Trout
Tatis
Vlad
Ohtani

Trader
Trader
1 year ago

Eovaldi. Benched. Ugh. Dumb.

TJ
TJ
1 year ago

Someone dropped Gary Sanchez in my league. Could use some C help. Would you drop Santander for him?
Thanks

Michael B
Michael B
1 year ago

Tucker davidson against Boston in braves stadium, is that a good matchup for him? Should I pick him up? 1.53 era, 0.93 whip, and all 3 of his earned runs in 3 games are from one game, as he held the Phillies and Nationals scoreless for 11.2 innings (only 1 walk and 4 hits against the phillies) he seems like an interesting player so far

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

1. I dont really need it but would you recommend avoiding it or doing it and the gains would be not huge?
2. Tucker davidson or Logan gillbert for possible long term pickups/stream depending on how they do, gillbert is against Tampa bay so neither are great matchups right now, but are either solid pickups longer term?
3. Should I add schoop or india for either odubel herrera, austin hays, or robbie grossman? Grossman is pretty decent right now, hays hasn’t had much chance to prove much this season, and odubel is streaky with not a ton of power, pretty solid average and somewhat notable speed.

Michael B
Michael B
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

With india and schoop are each better at certain things or Is india just better in general ? Could you let me know what india is better at and what schoop is better at? Otherwise I could give you the names of the players on my roster If that would help make it more clear who the better player is for my team specifically.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Michael B
1 year ago

Lol

Mex
Mex
1 year ago

Some guy is done with Bellinger and put him on the block to get assets to make a run at the money this year ….what is his value? do I value him like the first round pick he was this year? or is he more like a 2nd round pick(could he be lower?) since he has basically shat the bed so far this year year?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Would you stash Kellenic in a 11 team redraft?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Do you think it’s worthwhile use an IL spot to stash Luis Robert and/or Eloy ?

Popo Webster
Popo Webster
1 year ago

Is the spider tack responsible for the blister issues pitchers have dealt with recently? Do they get blisters when they first start using the stuff? Rich Hill a couple years ago comes to mind, Walker Buehler last year.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Here’s a sad-fun activity – who had more home runs at year end, Bellinger or Eloy?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Who has* more HR (at season end 2021)

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Solak over Schwarber?

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
1 year ago

Grey, 10 Team 5×5 Category Keeper League

Have McCann. Would you hold over wire guys like Narvaez or Stassi?

Also would you drop Solak for B. Rodgers?( ROS and Keeper)

Thanks in advance

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Bigdadyb58
1 year ago

Sorry, last one. Is J. Duran still a hold or lose him with the “no Rush” news? Could drop him and pick up Gilbert who has been pitching well.

Bigdadyb58
Bigdadyb58
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Appreciate all you do!!!

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

What to do with Yelich in a 10tm redraft? nobody wants him I’ve tried to flip him for a closer to no avail.
My useful OF’ers are
Teoscar
Grichuk
C.Mullins
A.Riley
Upton
Mountcastle
Franmil(IL)
I hate to think dropping him is the move but if I need the spot he honestly might be the one to go.

Also Brendan Rodgers or Jorge Polanco?

Appreciate your opinions.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
1 year ago

How goes it Grey.

Catcher Question alert:

Yahoo 10 Team Points League – W. Contreras or the Eastern Block Secret Service Stassi?

Thanks very much.

Yankee My Wanky!
Yankee My Wanky!
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yes, sorry. It is William.

Thanks.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto, who do you like for this week?

blackmon – 3 vs sd, 4 vs mil
upton – 3 @ oak, 4 vs det

thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Before all us streamers go cut Gonsolin – it looks like the MLB app bugged out. Everywhere else is showing Gonsolin as the starter.

Source: https://twitter.com/search?q=Gonsolin&src=typed_query&f=live

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

Good thoughts to MP,
Appreciate this forum,
Razzball for ever.

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

No bellinger, no gonsolin in the dodgers lineup. What the eff is going on there?!

Russ
Russ
Reply to  stevie
1 year ago

No Gonsolin? He is still starting as far as I can see

ellis
ellis
Reply to  Russ
1 year ago

Victor Gonzalez

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  stevie
1 year ago

Is there something that JUST happened? I checked Twitter and as of 10 mins. ago it was Gonsolin starting

Russ
Russ
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

I think that guy wrote Gonsolin but meant someone else

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Happy National Bourbon Day Grey!!

I plan to enjoy 1 or 4 bourbon drinks to celebrate.

Anyway, my current roster is listed below & I’ve been rotating Schoop & Hampson as my starting 2b

12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league

C: Vazquez
1B: Alonso
2B: Schoop
3B: J. Ramirez
SS: Story
OF: Pham, Grisham, Upton
UTL: Sano, A. Rosario
BN: Hampson, Adolis
SP: Castillo, Ryu , T. Rogers , Means, Morton, T. Walker, Canning
RP: Diaz, DickRod, A. Reyes, Romano

IL: Means, Conforto

Question 1: Even though he’ll be playing the entire next week at home in COL is Hampson worth holding? It looks like he’s “getting the day off” again & India is available who has 2B eligibility.

Question 2: Drop Canning to stream SP’s or hold?

thanks as always!

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Time flies; although it seems like national bourbon day happens once a week sometimes.

Thanks again!

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 year ago

Great stuff today Grey!

Have to love those weekend injuries where you don’t know if your guy is playing or going on the IL.

Harper or Bellinger this week? Hitteron much prefers Bellinger but he’s stil D2D and unsure if he plays.

I also took out Scherzer and put in Peralta. Agree?

Thanks!
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey!

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Hey Grey and Razznation. This team is sitting in 5th place in a 12 team 6×6 H2H. My offense has been disappointing with Rendon and Mondesi out often and Blackmon and Abreu starting slow.

Do you think this offense is worth waiting on (Rendon should be better, Lourdes is heating up, Mondesi will play again…) or would you make a move for a bat?

C – McCann
1B – Abreu
2B – Villar
3B – Rendon
SS – Polanco (just added)
OF – Arozarena, Blackmon, Haniger
DH – Yordan

Bench – Brujan, Lourdes (added June 2nd)
IL – Mondesi

SP – Peralta, Giolito, Pablo, Mahle, Framber, Gonsolin, Minor (streamer)
RP – Kenley, Clase, H. Robles
IL – McCullers

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, that makes sense. Needed that vote of confidence.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Oh, one more question… is Stassi the no-brainer add over McCann or is it a coin flip?

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
1 year ago

Last place team in H2H 5×5 where my first 5 picks were Trout, Bellinger, Devers, Ozuna, Maeda (hitting .200 is good this year, isn’t it?)…

Grab Eloy on the news he’s cleared for baseball activities, stash him next to Trout, and hope they’re back by August? Nothin’ to lose, right?

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hmmm…at least 2 months…that’s 3 weeks before playoffs and I’d have to find a way to sneak in without him to boot. Probably better things I can do with my roster moves in the meantime. Thanks, Grey…

Harry Beanebag
Harry Beanebag
1 year ago

Just testin’ ya, Grey. ?

Crazy J
Crazy J
1 year ago

Damn it, Caleb!

Harry Beanebag
Harry Beanebag
1 year ago

Adames or Story this week? Story has been abysmal.

Thanks!

Mr Baseball
Mr Baseball
1 year ago

Grey would you start – I am so lucky to have these 2 pitchers – they matchup against each other

Nathan Eovaldi Bos – vs Blue Jays
Alek Manoah Tor – SP vs Red Soxs 

thanks

the tone ranger
the tone ranger
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
12 team keeper…how high are we on brujan? Would you trade my 17th round framber for his 27th round brujan?

are we thinking 15/30 or is that too much

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Would you drop solak for olivares?

JEFF
JEFF
1 year ago

Level of interest in Olivares with Benintendi going on the IL?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Benny is on the IL?!?!?! Damn… I was def on the Benny bounce back bandwagon (alliteration FTW)

JEFF
JEFF
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Olivares or Fraley?

JEFF
JEFF
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So basically you’re saying Olivares has the higher potential lotto ticket payoff

Gregarious
Gregarious
1 year ago

Luis Garcia @ CWS or Gonsolin vs. PHI and @ ARI?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

So for S & G’s I checked Matt Chapman and India in the trade analyzer for OPS and Chapman is barely an upgrade over India ROS – which I was surprised about. Since my league counts standard 5 batting cats plus Ks, ABs, and OPS. I figure to compare the two more:

India assuming he continues to lead off should win in: ABs, Ks, Rs, BA, SBs
Chapman should win: HRs & RBIs easily… coin flip in OPS

You think I’m off anywhere? I’m leaning towards holding off on Chapman a little longer until we get some kind of confirmation he’s over that hip injury.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeah – i’d feel better if those 30 HRs didn’t come with Crush Davis level Ks and a BA around the mendoza line

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

How dare you speak so poorly about your latest buy!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Well since I picked Chapman back up now – he’s probably gonna do like Travis Shaw did in 2019

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Come to think of it, is Matt Chapman the same as late career Adam Dunn? He just has 3B eligibility

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 year ago

Thanks for lineup advice. Made some big trades in my keeper league this weekend

Traded Bauer $17, Alex Reyes $2 and T Walker (taxi) for Vladito ($37) and Winker (taxi)

Then traded Luis Robert ($27) and Snell ($24) for Jose Ramirez ($43) and Greinke ($12)

Needed bats so snagged 3 Top 12s! Think sold high on Bauer and Reyes

Kelly Leak
Kelly Leak
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Geez- Vlad and Winkler? Fleeced!

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
1 year ago

Oh great Grey,

1) drop Aroldis for Melancon?
2) drop Mancini for Pham?

points league

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

1) Thank you
2) Thank you

Harper Better Than Trout
Harper Better Than Trout
1 year ago

Nola for Mookie fair? ROTO 6 X 6, OPS. I’d be sending Nola.

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

It’s getting harder to roster Hampson nowadays, he sits too much and he’s sitting again tonight. Do any of these multi-position, utility type guys intrigue you more? 12-team h2h categories.
Ty France
Freddy Galvis
Josh Harrison
Kike Hernandez
Brad Miller
Luis Urias

happyharry
happyharry
1 year ago

Grey, Who do you keep rostered the ROS..Pham or Eddie Rosario?
Thanks.

Bish
Bish
1 year ago

Grey,

is Cronenworth a drop for McMahon in a points league ros?

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 year ago

Thanks for hitter advice above. Now for the pitchers! Which 2 from

Mike Minor v DET, $7
Alex Cobb v DET, $6.7
Greinke v TEX, $8.9

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

What do you think of starting Marco Gonzales vs. MIN tonight?

Thanks!

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Great work Grey!

16 team H2H weekly points league…

for my Util spot this week

Brendan Rodgers 7 home games Vs SD and Vs MIL or

Dominic Smith 8 games 4 Vs CHC and 4 @ WAS

Thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thank you… is time to get rid of Dominic the donkey!

prognation
prognation
1 year ago

Someone offering me Luke Voit for my Jazz. Trade Analyzer favors Luke. They also have Yuri, who has been hot. Trade Jazz for Voit, Jazz for Yuri, or hold Jazz. This season has been singing the blues. Thanks Grey.

prognation
prognation
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

With the way my offense has been this season, I need power, hits, runs and average. Still patiently waiting for Yelich to break out of his slide…if ever.

Denver90
Denver90
1 year ago

His Soto, jUrias, riglesias for my Riley, grisham…both my guys are good keepers (14th, 19th).

Watcha think?

Denver90
Denver90
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He’d replace Bieber as one of my rd. 1 and 2 keepers (joRam is the other). I wonder about the value of the other 2 really. Am I nitpicking?

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Is Matt Chapman a buy low or a sell high?

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
1 year ago

man weekly leagues are so hard. How the hell should I know how Bellingers hammy will be this week… you know anything about Ham? strings that is! Bobby Bradley has a pretty pretty pretty sensual hitting matchup this week with baltimore and Pittsburgh or do I hope the ham holds and bellinjured stays healthy slash more productive

ahhh fuck bro keep smiling?

fleeced
fleeced
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

Drop Wisdom, Schoop, or Hosmer? Leaning Wisdom or Hosmer, but wondering if Wisdom still has it in him..

muskysmell
muskysmell
1 year ago

Please rank:

Zunino, Yermin, Gary Sanchez, Omar Narvaez

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 year ago

Hi! Who gets the start for the week

At MI: Adames (4 @ coors), Biggio (hot off DL), Villar (8 games) or B Rodgers (7 @ coors)

At OF: Biggio (see above), Adolis (only 5 games), Naquin (7 games but will sit against 2 lefties)

Right now I have Adames and Biggio starting but on the fences. Thanks

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Seriously, you’ve never heard Disintegration? Oh Em Gee.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Everywhere Blairs messing with you.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Is Ryan Tepera worth an add in SVs+HLDs leagues over any of the following guys?
-Rich Rod, Rogers Bros, Lugo, Green, Castillo or SAGNOF and hold?

Clay
Clay
1 year ago

1. Freeman or Olson ROS? And how close is this?
2. Need a holds guy– guessing Diekman over Loup and Thompson (TB), right?

Thanks so much in advance.

Charles Crow
Charles Crow
1 year ago

My pitching is stacked, looking to move Bieber. Which of these possible trades do you guys like or hold? 5 keeper 6×6 (OPS, HLDS)

Bieber and Voit for Robbie Ray and Yordan

Bieber for Xander

Thanks

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
1 year ago

I was wondering why Stanton didn’t start in Philly over the weekend, as there was no news of an injury. Then I read that he hasn’t played a game in the field since 2019! (So, no DH in NL park.) Anyway, now I am wondering why Yahoo made him OF eligible this year? Since I have him I’m not complaining; just one of those things that makes you go Hmmm…

He is no longer the highest paid player, but he’s got to be the highest paid DH-only.

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto, in desperate need of saves. would you give pham for iglesias?

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Would you drop Renfroe for Cron this week with Cron in Coors?

Thanks

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok- different team Joc or Cron?
Thanks

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Double trouble dip twice bubble! How would you rank ROS at 2B: Chisolm, Frazier, Rogers, and Schoop?

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Joe Beisbol
1 year ago

Rodgers*

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I guess you don’t like Schooping from the bottom of the barrel? (Or is that too harsh?)

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Do you think rodgers is going to start going forward? Is this situation even worth pursuing? I recognize that bud black is a major obstacle. Thanks

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

10 team roto. Looking for mi depth. I also should have said shituation

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
1 year ago

Hey! Thanks for a great article as always!

I got offered 2 trade by one manager in my 10 team ROTO 5×5 OBP league:

1) My Moncada, Adolis and Desclafani for his Scherzer, Lux and Mike Yaz (would need a 3B)
2) My Adolis, Cease, DeSclafani for his Scherzer, Lux and Mike Yaz (would need another starter. Kikuchi is available)

Thinking of doing the first trade and then picking up Donaldson or Biggio to cover 3B (i would need to drop Lux or Kirilloff) thoughts? how worried should I be about the potential injury to Scherzer?

Trishul Jotangia
Trishul Jotangia
Reply to  Trishul Jotangia
1 year ago

Additional context here is my roster:

Realmuto, Alonso, Altuve, Machado, Mondesi, Mancini, Mullens, Canha, Ketel Marte, Austin Riley, Kirilloff, Moncada

Buehler, Pablo, Framber, Mahle, Cease, Desclafani, McClanahan, flaherty, Sale, Melencon, Barnes, Will Smith, YImi Garcia, Severino

wudaben
wudaben
1 year ago

Looking to stash Sale. Who would you drop out of Alzolay, McClanahan or Eovaldi?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
1 year ago

Sell Goldschmidt based on name or think he turns it on ROS?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks – the deal would be:

My Xander/Goldy/Schoop for his Lindor/Freeman/Meadows

Thoughts?

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Great write up as always!

How do you feel about starting Manoah today against Bahston? Yay or nah?

Narvarez vs Stassi ROS? (Sorry for the catcher question)

Is Bohm finally waking up?

Kirilloff vs Mountcastle ROS?

Pick one ROS:
Andujar
Bohm
Villar
Mountcastle
Kirilloff

Red or white clam chowdah?

IAmNotASmartMan
IAmNotASmartMan
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you! Agreed on the white.

Also I forgot to mention I went off script and made a trade…

I traded my
Laureano + Lindor + Kershaw
For his
Soto + Darvish

I needed to make some roster space anyway, but I am curious how you’d grade it.

Dubjay
Dubjay
1 year ago

Hey Grey,
What do you think of Heaney @Oak? He’s been pitching better as of late. Would you start him in a H2H? Not many great streaming options this week

SF
SF
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

12 team 6×6 h2h league

Would you rather have Biggio or Wong ROS?
I need another holds guy. My choices are Boxberger, Lugo, or Petit. Thanks!

SF
SF
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

tbone1
tbone1
1 year ago

S. Alcantara and LeMahieu for my Yelich

Take it or hold? 10 team dynasty league.

tbone1
tbone1
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You pretty much summed up my season. He is becoming a hard ship to get off of. Haha!

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Is Luis Garcia a hold? Or do you think he goes to relief

Earl
Earl
1 year ago

At the risk of sounding kind of dumb, thought I would ask for some pitching advice for 5×5 roto weekly league.

Which 3 of following would you start?:
James Kaprielan @NYY
Wade MIley @SD
Hyun-Jin Ryu [email protected] and [email protected]
Alek Monah [email protected] and [email protected]
Sam Long [email protected] and possibly 2nd game but not sure yet

I was perhaps thinking of Kaprielan, Long and either Ryu or Monah but really not sure. Not sure if I like MIley against Padres but not sure if it is just me.

Anyway thanks for any opinions.

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

so u are maybe saying to perhaps go wth Kap, Miley and maybe Ryu of the 5 I mentioned??

I do have Rodon and Trevor Rogers to start also as perhaps givens so maybe all is not lost??

Thanks

Earl
Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Sorry man. I did not understand.

Of the 5 that I mentioned at beggining and said to pick 3, you were saying to perhaps go with Long, Ryu and Monah and bench MIley and Kaprielan??

Thanks again and sorry for my misunderstanding.

Bruce the Shark
Bruce the Shark
1 year ago

Thinking of cashing in on Bauer.
What do u think – Fair, which do you like best?
I can throw in Adolis to get it done if you think that might necessary…

Bauer for one of these guys… ?
Rendon
Harper
Devers
JD Martinez
Olson
Bryant
Marte

thx..

Bruce the Shark
Bruce the Shark
Reply to  Bruce the Shark
1 year ago

or– Bauer for Freeman (you think Freddie owner would be offended if I offered straight-up)