BABIP is Batting Average on Balls In Play.  And they sometimes lie, even if Shakira sang, BABIPs Don’t Lie.  BABIP is a quick way to know how much luck a hitter is having.  There’s more to it, but for the purposes of this, a high BABIP for a hitter and it means the hitter could hit a bloop single just over the pitcher’s head with the infield drawn in.  Below .200 and the hitter could hit a line drive into the Grand Canyon and it would get caught by Alice on the back of a mule.  Then there’s HR/FB%, which is a quick way to know if a hitter is hitting more home runs than what makes sense for that player’s amount of fly balls.  Then there’s LD%, which is the percentage of hits that are line drives.  Line drives are usually a sign of solid contact aka a player is hitting the ball hard.  Finally, K% or the percentage a hitter Ks.  So why all the fancy acronyms?  Is it just gas for your inevitable brain fart?  Nah, we’re going to see if there’s any hitters out there that are being sucky because they’re unlucky or unsucky because they’re lucky.  Anyway, here’s some hitters that have been lucky or unlucky so far for fantasy baseball:

Jorge Posada – His line drive rate is off the charts terrible-slash-everything he hits is a fly ball.  So the BABIP of .081 is egregiously low, it might only get up to .220.  Meaning Posada’s average will come up but it’s not going above .240.

Chone Figgins – His line drive rate isn’t off the charts terrible, he’s hitting a few too many fly balls and his walk rate is similar to a 95-year-old.  Yet!  His BABIP is way too low.  He’s going to get much better.  Say a hundred points better in average.

Brett Gardner – Last year’s BABIP was .340.  In 2009, it was .311.  This year it’s .179.  He’s scuffling badly with strikeouts and lack of walks, but he can’t possibly get worse.

Carl Crawford – His fly ball rate, line drive rate, K-rate and walk rate are near his career averages.  His career BABIP is .329.  Right now, it’s .194.  That’s silly low.  He’s a .300 hitter temporarily hitting .170.

Russell Martin – His HR/FB% right now is 35%.  His career rate is below 10%.  He’s playing just a tad over his head.

Lance Berkman – His HR/FB% is 30%, which is way above his career rate, his fly ball rate is actually lower than his career rate, his infield hit percentage is almost four times higher than his career rate, his BABIP is sixty points above his career rate… I think you get the picture.  At some point, the bottom will fall out hard.

Ian Kinsler – His line drive rate is fine, his ground ball rate is fine, his BUPKIS percentage is in line with his career rates, his BABIP is way too low and there is no BUPKIS percentage.  If Kinsler stays healthy, he’s going to be absolutely fine.

224 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Votto-voom
Votto-voom
11 years ago

Gray,
I’m off to a good start, smoking the pitching categories in my 16 team 4×4 mixed league. My 3rd and 4th outfielders are a suspect platoon of David Murphy, Ben Francisco and Matt Joyce. Steals appears to be the closest thing I have to a weakness. I have J Johnson, Masterson, Danks, Corriea (drafted him), Lilly and C Morton as my 6 healthy to make 5 starters.

I believe I can trade Zack Grienke for Jacoby Ellsbury, possibly having to throw in Francisco.

Could I, should I??

Whiskey Diet
Whiskey Diet
11 years ago

Forgot to ask, what would you do?

Whiskey Diet
Whiskey Diet
11 years ago

12 H2H, 5×5 standard shizz…but money league

Currently go:

Pujols
Weeks
Reynolds
Alexei
Holliday
Huff
Gardner
Adam Jones
Markakis

Just got offered his:

Neil Walker / Choo / Cruz

for my

Holliday / Jeter / Pineda

I don’t know Pineda’s value in a 12 team league.

Cool, thanks.

John
John
11 years ago

@Grey Opinion on starting Romero @ NY? i got a nice lead in whip and era but k’s is close

Josh
Josh
11 years ago

Thanks Grey, appreciate it.

Carlos Z has slurpees
Carlos Z has slurpees
11 years ago

You gotta feel for that commenter who dropped Zobrist for Raburn the other day. Hope you got him back before today, buddy.

Eddy
Eddy
11 years ago

Ian Kennedy becomes a father= throws a 10 K shutout

Ian Desmond becomes a father= 2 runs and a solo shot

Is this the key to success? Or do you just gotta be named Ian?

bogbert
bogbert
11 years ago

Spot start Daisuke tomorrow?
Oh, and late kudos on the Carl Everett reference, Grey. Being from Boston, that brought back memories.

Asdrubal Bastardo
Asdrubal Bastardo
11 years ago

Does a solid line drive count as a flyball?

AnotherFalstaff
AnotherFalstaff
11 years ago

@Grey – Guy just put Uggla on the block. I got Beckham. Offer Berkman for Uggla? (Raburn’s on the WW as a backup plan). Thanks!

Wake Up
11 years ago

Yeah, I’m totally with you on Gardner and McCutchen, but I don’t know about Berkman. Dude’s been pretty good for a long time(cept last year). Don’t really know if this is that fluky.

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

Jesus Berkman, give it a rest.

donnie baseball
donnie baseball
11 years ago

Bumgarner or Lilly?

dja
dja
11 years ago

i can trade berkman + brandon lyon for chris perez

do it?

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

Just dropped Dempster for Baker in the RCL. Anyone disagree with that move?

jay
jay
11 years ago

@grey Drop Reynolds for Pena? 10 team mix.

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
11 years ago

@Grey: 12 team dynasty league. Been offered his Uggla and Brett Anderson for my Cano. Accept this deal? Many thanks in advance!

vinko
vinko
11 years ago

I am guessing that Tony tone meant Aarmstad = Aardasma

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

And to top it all off, I’m way over the IP pace so had Dempster benched in Fantasy Razzball. Perfect.

donnie baseball
donnie baseball
11 years ago

Can you please rank Bumgarner, Lilly, and Cahill.

Doog
Doog
11 years ago

Liriano for Morrow in a dynasty points league?

chata
chata
11 years ago

not many saves recorded today

Rob
Rob
11 years ago

The downside is that I own Dempster in all of my ESPN leagues because I felt he was under valued there. The upside is that Dempster has been benched in my ESPN leagues prior to tonite.

Rabbit
Rabbit
11 years ago

Odds that Dempster hits the Disgraceful List before his next start? I say 2:1.

mrbaseball
mrbaseball
11 years ago

Ryan Dempster ERA for this week now is – 189.00

someone wanted to get him in a trade from me – all of a sudden the trade was taken away – I said this is a bad omen

Razzball Glossary

Ha – an 189.00 era

3FingersBrown
11 years ago

…and Dempster hits waivers in 3…2…1…

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

Gardner or Tabata?

Howard
Howard
11 years ago

Fuld was 0-8 today. Is the party over? Talk about ticker tease!

chata
chata
11 years ago

zobrist just won’t stop

Eng
Eng
11 years ago

Holy crap Dempster, holy crap.

Mr2Bits
Mr2Bits
11 years ago

Grey : I remember a post like this for Bautista last year. I know you have been hoping he gets ED and can’t hit it anymore but sometimes people just break out. I have the same feeling about the Puma(Berkman) this year. Losing weight and being surgically repaired, I think he has a few more years of 25HR ball in him.

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

What the f*** is Dempster doing?

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

Niemann has a thing going.

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

I’m now a 1 in AVE in the RCL. Awesome.

royce!
royce!
11 years ago

For those in deep and perhaps not so deep leagues, two call ups of interest occurred today. TOR promoted David Cooper, their 1B of the future. Stephen said he could be 2011 Ike Davis or something, I can’t quite recall. And CLE called up Alex White, who was killing it in AAA- 1.90/1.01/ 28 K in 23.2 IP.

I tell you this because I care.

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

It’s kinda depressing to think that you would have been better off with Bruce Chen on your team that E-Jax.

Mr2Bits
Mr2Bits
11 years ago

Grey : Death to Jackson, time to cut bait. Do I lose him for Guthrie or Ross(Oakland)?

Trevor
tggq21
11 years ago

I really hope Reynolds gets hot soon… Grey, does he usually have slow starts like this in the past?

nick m.
nick m.
11 years ago

Can you rank the OF’s for the rest of the year: Hamilton, Stubbs, B.J. Upton, Sizemore, and Bruce?

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

Even with the bases loaded, all he can do is draw a f****** walk.

Sorry Razzballers – I’ve really got my whine on. I’m at work so I have no other outlet. If I was at home I’d be screaming into a pillow right now.

3FingersBrown
11 years ago

Oh, you were saying? Slam and legs for Brett The Hitman Gardner.

Supernatural’s gotta be on that list. .203 BABIP going into tonight. Hope that jack he hit gets him going…

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

Here comes Posada with the inning-ending triple play.

Black Beard
Black Beard
11 years ago

Zobrist one away from tying the RBI record for an AL double header: 11.

Earl Averill, Boog Powell, and Jim Tabor all tied with that total.

NL record is 13.

Kevin
Kevin
11 years ago

Edwin Jackson is AWFUL!!! I knew he was a rollercoaster when I drafted him but now he is nothing but downhill.

Although, the downhill part of a rollercoaster is the best part, so … I guess he is uphill?

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh
11 years ago

@Grey: 12 team mixed dynasty league. Beckham, Reynolds, & Hill all dropped. Any worth a pickup in hopes of a rebound or have they been reduced to waiver wire fodder? Thanks!

Wake Up
11 years ago

Gardner!

royce!
royce!
11 years ago

My condolences to anyone who was facing a team featuring Zobrist in h2h this week. You’ll get em next week!

Cbass
Cbass
11 years ago

I got offered Stephen Drew for Zach Britton. I have Theriot currently filling in for Furcal. 16 team rotisserie. My starters are Beckett, Oswalt, Scherzer, Britton, Niese, Carrasco, R. Wells, T. Ross. Yes to the trade? Sell high on Britton? I realize the other owner is probably selling high on Drew.

Howard
Howard
11 years ago

@Grey Should I drop Herrera for Figgins given the correction in BABIP?

Eddy
Eddy
11 years ago

Zorilla with a 2-run shot.

Wow.

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

Jesus, Zobrist.

Trick dad
Trick dad
11 years ago

Schlitzy- snider just got optioned to triple-A. Safe to drop him for liriano

Fletch
Fletch
11 years ago

@Grey: Would you trade Dunn or McCutchen straight up for Gallardo?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

ha,youve hit a bunch of hr,s though,compared to my girls

schlitzy
schlitzy
11 years ago

liriano dropped in my 14 team league. i can drop hafner or snider for him- worth it?

Moe
Moe
11 years ago

I’m getting a little antsy with Hellickson. Is he worth dropping for Gio, E. Jackson, or Dempster in a league that counts Ks and K/9?

Should we even expect Hellickson to be pitching in September, anyway? Depends on Rays’ success, I guess?

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

Now E-Jax walks ’em loaded. F*** this game.

Pity Posada’s not up next. That would get him out of the inning.

Wake Up
11 years ago

Gardner takes the walk and swipes third.

Tony tone
Tony tone
11 years ago

I’ve got Aarmstad, Delmon, Aaron hill, and Mauer all eating up my Dl and bench and producing nothing, infuriating. Anyway, should I drop Rauch for Kuo once he’s back? Looks like his chances are limited. Should I keep Aarmstad over both of them?

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

Can someone on my RCL team just f****** hit? 4/25 today and every f****** day. Posada, Espinosa, McCutchen, Youk, Reynolds. You’re all f******g useless.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

grady grady

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

roberts steals one right after i bitch,yes

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

lucckily i got him really late in the draft and he has gifted us 3 hr and 16 rbi,s but brian roberts lack of trying to steal bases is concerning to a degree,do you agree,assuming that sliding puts a lot of stress on the lower back being his excuse

Craigo
11 years ago

Is it time to trade for Rios and get him on the cheap, or just stay away all together?

K!cks
K!cks
11 years ago

Someone’s willing to trade me Gardner for Gomes. Should I pull the trigger and cross my fingers?

Higgins
Higgins
11 years ago

My team – 5×5 10 team roto:

C- C. Santana
1B – M. Cabrera
2B – D. Pedroia
3B – Freese (R. Zimmerman, DL)
SS – J. Rollins
1/3 – R. Roberts
2/S – M. Aviles
OF – H. Pence
OF- A. Ethier
OF – C. Quentin
OF – A. Gordon
OF – A. Soriano
Util – J. Francoeur (L. Morrison, DL)

SP – T. Lincecum, C. Carpenter, R. Oswalt, M. Scherzer, C. Billingsley
RP – M. Rivera, K. Farnsworth, S. Santos, M. Boggs, E. Sanchez, V. Padilla

Worried about my third base, 1/3 situation. Was offered ARod and M. Cain for Lincecum and Pence. Should I consider this, or sit tight until Zimmerman comes back (which could be a while)? Thanks, Grey.

The Spaceman
The Spaceman
11 years ago

Dearest Grey,

Long time listener (from the get-go, I believe), 1st post. First off; as I’m sure most of us can agree; you are a deity, and I/we thank you. I won’t pester, as I need to go watch Phillip’s antics which I’ve DVRed.

Simple question; (18 team/Non Keeper..blah blah). Top 4 of the following; Gallardo, Scherzer, E Jax, Jordan Zim, Beachy, Morton. (Yovani has made my eyes bleed thusfar. Shout out to fellow Gallardo owners/lovers! What!)

All the best man,
The Spaceman

Josh
Josh
11 years ago

Grey, curious if you would drop any of the following

Hellickson, Daniel Hudson, Shields, Brandon League (Aardsma is on waivers, can’t put him in DL spot though), Mitchell Boggs

for

De La Rosa, Morrow, Ian Kennedy, Beachy, Jurrjens

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

Drop Snider for Sands in a 16 Team H2H Keeper?

Black Beard
Black Beard
11 years ago

Francoeur or Smoak in a league where I can likely leave Smoak out there for a while unless he really heats up?

I feel like I need a shower for even asking.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

crawford moved to 8th in the order now

xopchipili
xopchipili
11 years ago

Vance Worley up to start for Blanton. Should I care?

Kyuss
Kyuss
11 years ago

Well this blows…Travis Snider is being sent down.

Black Beard
Black Beard
11 years ago

Some news:

Travis Snider demoted…

Blanton to the DL.

Giant JJ
Giant JJ
11 years ago

Morton or Zito?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

alex whites numbers this year,24 inn, 1.90 era 19 hits 6 walks and 28 k,s

MD
MD
11 years ago

i guess the real question is, who do you waste the pickup on. Pineiro or Alex White.

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

Would you rather have Lind and Smoak or Lind and Gordon? I picked up Smoak this morning, per your advice, but I also want to add Lind, so I’m wondering if I should drop the newly picked up Smoak or Gordon? Thanks.

MrHappyTime
MrHappyTime
11 years ago

Streaming advice?

Dice-K against Seattle or Travis Wood against Florida??

Thank you in advance…

MD
MD
11 years ago

NEWS:

Indians are going to call up Alex White to start on Saturday in Carrasco’s place… If he can stick in the rotation, what are your thoughts grey?

Steve
Steve
11 years ago

WTF? Where is Rauch?

VinWins
VinWins
11 years ago

*thow?? Nice. though.

VinWins
VinWins
11 years ago

Bautista has a brain freeze, breaking for 3rd cause no one was covering. Unfortunately, Patterson was already there. Texas throws it away thow; everyone safe.

GTS
GTS
11 years ago

Do you like Gordon or Frenchy better?

the grate one
the grate one
11 years ago

grey, fair trade to trade fielder for cano in keeper?

xopchipili
xopchipili
11 years ago

well I guess I can give up trying to win RBI for the week now…

AdamH
AdamH
11 years ago

My team – 12 team 5×5 head-to-head keeper league

C – C. Santana
1B – Votto
2B – Aviles (Utley on DL)
3B – M. Reynolds
SS – Jeter
CF – J. Upton
OF – C. Young
OF – R. Roberts
Util – M. Teixeira

Bench – None (Add/drop as needed)

SP – J. Johnson, Scherzer, Chacin, Morrow, Gio, E. Jackson, E. Volquez, Narveson
RP – Axford, Hanrahan, Farnsworth, Santos

We get to keep 5, and can trade draft picks for next season. So a 1st RD pick is essentially a 6th RD pick starting with the leftovers.

I got offered Zobrist, Lincecum, and a 1st RD pick for Votto. Should I consider this? I’m torn since I’m a Reds fan, so I need outside opinions.

MD
MD
11 years ago

good day to have hellickson, pineda, and morrow going…

FuzzyD
11 years ago

Anyone have thoughts on Vogelsong or Alex White?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

this is an rcl question so i dont think we are supposed to ask grey,so any other oppinions are welcome trade nelson cruz and ellsbury for morneau gordon and bay

dja
dja
11 years ago

dunn straight up for greinke in a 12 team h2h (obp) league. which side would youallzz rather be on?

B.J.
B.J.
11 years ago

McCutchen for Verlander, which side wins? 10 Team H2H daily roster changes

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

Zorilla with 8 friggin ribbies…and still another game to go!

Dominic
Dominic
11 years ago

Im gonna give you 2 names and tell me which one turns you on for the rest of the season: Bud Norris or Edwin Jackson

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

damn started morrow in all 3 and ogano in 1,thinking id atleast get a win,NOT

chata
chata
11 years ago

wow .
zobrist went bat-house

DiscoD
DiscoD
11 years ago

@Grey

Rank these players: Reynolds, Wallace, Freese, Smoak

GTS
GTS
11 years ago

Aviles or Raburn at 2B?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
11 years ago

@Eddie: Aaron Hill post-concussion symptoms maybe.

Dr. Stats
11 years ago

@Deeeeez Nuts:
Andrus all day brother. I don’t think Lowrie will even finish as a top 15 shortstop IMO.

Eddie
Eddie
11 years ago

What’s the word on Aaron Hill? His BABIP seems to have stabilized from last year, but his OBP and his ISO have crashed. Is this guy just done?

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

grabbed cuddyer in 1 rcl league today to play a little 1st base until he is 2nd eligible,he hit a hr today thats 2 in a week,if he hits 27520-25 hrs and gets middle of the order rbi,s(80) then thats awesome at 2nd

Probable Party Starter
Probable Party Starter
11 years ago

For a one-start, Stauffer @ LAD (and maybe hang on for the HodgePadre) or Garland @ home vs the horrible SD offense? Also, would you rather step in cat or dog crap?

Deeeeeeez Nuts
Deeeeeeez Nuts
11 years ago

Do you like Andrus or Lowrie at SS for the rest of the season? (assuming speed and power are well balanced in the rest of the lineup)

Chris
Chris
11 years ago

Better 2 start option for next week:

McCarthy vs TEX (Holland) & @ KC (Hochevar)

or

Leake vs HOU (Happ) & @ CHC (TBA)

Chinaski
Chinaski
11 years ago

Man i hate the Twins. They are getting pounded and my opponent owns Zorbist and Upton and both are given the opportunity to look like superstars…

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
11 years ago

@The Good The Vlad: if you’ve got a solid bullpen behind Santos and Broxton, drop Fuentes. Because there are four Fuentes scenarios and three of them are bad: Bailey comes back and stays healthy, Bailey stays hurt but Fuentes is bad enough to lose the closer job, Fuentes keeps the closer job but sucks enough to do more damage than good, Fuentes keeps the closer job and is good.

The Good The Vlad The Utley
The Good The Vlad The Utley
11 years ago

Grey,

One of my leagues (not the Razzball commenter league I’m in) is filled with mostly randos and dumb schmohawks making early drops ‘like its hot’ all over the place, already dropping Carlos Santana, Joe Nathan, and Alexei Ramirez. They actually are giving away the league in April.

My dilemma is, someone just dropped Daniel Hudson and I don’t really have space, but I know he is worth it. Who would you drop out of the following to grab him: Sergio Santos, Brian Fuentes, Jonathan Broxton or Francisco Liriano. I don’t really wanna drop Liriano, even though he has been a total razztastrophe, and the Twins are giving nearly equal razzterful performances AND getting pimp slapped with injuries. I know the jury’s not out yet on Broxton, too. Advice?

charlie batch
charlie batch
11 years ago

Pineda is playing like a Cy Young winner. Knock on wood.

Gavin
Gavin
11 years ago

Dude my 3B situation is dire. I can’t roll with Chase Headley all year. Is there a young guy/unknown you can recommend to take a chance on? Someone like Morel in Chicago? Otherwise the best “names” available are Chris Johnson, Valencia, Sean Rodriguez, Wiggington…..bleh, you get the idea. Cheers.

Sugar Tits
Sugar Tits
11 years ago

@AL KOHOLIC: @Dr. Stats: @Grey: Thanks guys, I’m going with Rasmus.

@dja: If your question was choosing between Jackson and Zimm, I’d take Jackson, for what it’s worth.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
11 years ago

@AL: Seems like he just played though the bad back last year and went out there and produced some poor numbers. Don’t think he’ll bounce back to ’09 levels but I figure he’s a pretty good 20/20 candidate and will probably hit about .240-.250 and is MI eligible.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

GREY-someone needs to contact yahoo and have them update the picture of Brian Wilson,just looks weird without the beard

paddytwotimes
paddytwotimes
11 years ago

@ Gray:

Your Gardener blurb is not very uplifting: “he can’t get worse.”

Finally cut bait on Zimm. I feel refreshed and cleansed.

wily mo
11 years ago

i feel like the issue with berkman is age / injury a lot more than it is, like, him regressing to his career averages

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
11 years ago

@SP: Nice to be a Zobrist owner as of about 60 seconds ago. He’s a much better play than Lowrie.

Jo
Jo
11 years ago

i agree 35% is a high flyball rate for martin, but he’s now in the house next to the house that ruth built so there’s reason to believe it’ll be a bit higher then his career avg…

Wilsonian
Wilsonian
11 years ago

Gordon or Lind?

Which offer for Crawford:

Krispie/Bills
Krispie/Gio
Krispie/D. Hudson?

Thanks!

Dr. Stats
11 years ago

@Sugar Tits:
I like me some Colby cheese please!!

Dr. Stats
11 years ago

@dja:
I’m a (once) proud owner of J-Zimm in a few leagues. I still love his stuff, but his K rate is down and the Nationals aren’t an offensive juggernaut. Jackson, on-the-otherhand, has been lit up his last few starts but has the better underlying stats. Tough call. I also side with NL pitchers when it’s close. So, I say Zimmerman…LOL

Dr. Stats
11 years ago

@KR Express:
Some of those ‘douchetards’ are better than Gio IMO. I would keep the following players from that list over Gio:
Pineda and Chacin.
Also, Gio isn’t much of an upgrade over DLR or Beachy. I like Gio, but I think you’re undervaluing some of your other SPs.

xopchipili
xopchipili
11 years ago

I’d rather Posada keep hittin everything in the air. I’ll gladly trade AVG from my C in exchange for dingers!

Sugar Tits
Sugar Tits
11 years ago

Hey Grey, how do you feel about a Michael Young for Colby Rasmus trade? I’m ignoring the position difference because either one is basically a UTIL play. I own Young, was offered Rasmus, and would hate to miss a breakout campaign if one is in the works for Colby cheese.

Also, I own Kinsler, and I have to say I’m a little concerned about his BUPKIS percentage!

kR Express
11 years ago

trying to acquire gio and make some room, which two of these douchetards is a decent package for him:

Chacin
DLR
Beachy
Kuroda
Pineda
Lariano ?
Cueto

mauledbypandas
mauledbypandas
11 years ago

Kinsler, McCutchen, Alvarez, Tabata (lately), Gardener, Reynolds, Espinosa
all on my team. yeah… my average sucks a lot

dja
dja
11 years ago

would you guys keep edwin jackson or jordan zimmermann around at this point?

herschel
herschel
11 years ago

@Grey: how would you rank the following 2 start options for next week?

MadBum (@ Was, vs Col)
Buehrle (vs Bal, @ Sea)
McDonald (@SD, vs Hou)
Ross (vs Cle, @KC)

Thanks.

AL KOHOLIC
AL KOHOLIC
11 years ago

for the lind questioneer,he just went deep again today,id want to own him

Dr. Stats
11 years ago

@Exactly:
Wood for me in the morning!

trick dad
trick dad
11 years ago

think Vogelsong is worth holding onto in a 12 team mixed?
5.2 IP, 2 ER, 8K against the ice cold pirates

Dr. Stats
11 years ago

@dja:
I would take Lind long term over Berkman. He hit another one a few minutes ago…

Fletch
Fletch
11 years ago

@Grey: What type of pitcher(s) could I get in return for Dunn or McCutchen?

SP
SP
11 years ago

Hi Grey,

Who do you like better going forward in 5×5 ?

Jed Lowrie or Zobrist?

Exactly
Exactly
11 years ago

if you had to pick one: d. holland, t. wood, or bedard?

Smell The Golve
Smell The Golve
11 years ago

Is it time to be worried about Carlos Santana? Now it appears they are going to start benching him against Lefties. He’s been equally awful against L and R this year but this move seems a vote of no confidence from the Indiana management.

Avila a legit option or just be patient, it’s still too early.

Pedro
Pedro
11 years ago

If you have to drop one turd, is it Carlos Pena or Magglio Ordonez? I know, it would feel great to let both sink to the bottom of the bowl, but I can only choose one…

Roto w/ 6 hitting categories: H RP HR SB BA SLG, I need H, RP, HR (can afford the BA/SLG hit either might bring)

If replacement options are Bourjos, Matsui, B Francisco, Pronk or Trumbo, does that change the equation? (i.e., would you take any of those guys over either Mags or Pena?)

shibboleth
shibboleth
11 years ago

Can someone refresh my memory as to how these things work… is it batter BABIP regresses to career avg and pitcher BABIP reverts to league avg? Vice versa? Shuttup, shib, you don’t know what you’re talking about?

PS thanks as always Grey.

dja
dja
11 years ago

lind was dropped in my 12 team h2h. would you put in a claim for him? i already have berkman, bjupton, grady and granderson sharing 2 bench spots so i am not sure if i can handle taking on yet another outfielder… what do you think?

Chuckles Tiddlesworth
Chuckles Tiddlesworth
11 years ago

Thanks, Grey. I was feening bad for some Lance bashing.

Smell The Golve
Smell The Golve
11 years ago

10 team Mixed, have Zimmerman in my DL slot and Delmon Young now sucking up a bench slot while he…well…sucks.

Stick with him until Zimmerman comes back and I can throw Young in DL slot until he gets better both physically and in terms of actually hitting the friggin ball or go slumming on the waiver wire.

Legit options out there are Snider, Gardner, Crisp, B. Wallace.

Dominic
Dominic
11 years ago

Where does Mark Reynolds fall in these categories? Is it time to let him go or what?

Dr. Stats
11 years ago

Figgy and the constant Gardner have me worried as their calling card is getting on base and running wild. Both players appear to be as allergic to walking as Roger Clemens is to being humble. BABIP becomes less important if you can draw a walk. While I don’t doubt both speeders will rebound, I would feel a lot more confident if they would earn the odd free pass. I would buy low on Gardner, but y’all can get figgy with it sans moi.