Okay, there won’t be a Wander Franco (2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs) lede after every game he plays. It’s like when FTJ, Acuña, Vlad Jr. and others were called up. You need to bask in the GLORY. Yes, capitalized. When the game started, I was like, “If Wander Franco doesn’t homer in his first at-bat, is he still a 1st ballot Hall of Famer?” I questioned that deeply, like a monk. Then when he walked in his 1st at-bat, I questioned him. “Who does Wander Franco think he is, Jackie Bradley Jr?” Then as Ryan Yarbrough (2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.59) stretched the third inning into a two-hour affair, I thought, “Wander Franco, began his career on June 22nd, 2021, then ended his career 20 years later, during the very same game.” Finally, Yarbrough was yanked, er, um, Red Sox’d, and we went to at-bat number two and I was eating dinner. So, no report on that. Then, came his first major league home run, a golf shot without a Tiger Woods fist pump. I’ll always remember where I was when I saw Wander Franco’s 1st home run: the toilet. God bless Wander, and chicken parm sandwiches. The Rays calling up Wander Franco was worth it just so I could look at the left side of their infield and say, “Anyway, here’s Wander/Walls.” So, on actionable fantasy advice: A top five team — one that made the World Series — calls up their top prospect, plants him in the most important slot in the order, according to analytics. What does that say? It tells me Vidal Brujan (and/or Josh Lowe) are coming up very soon. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer. That’ll teach the Rays to let Mike Trout go to the Red Sox. If you’re scratching your head, see scary resemblance of Renfroe to Trout.

Byron Buxton – Diagnosed with a fracture of his hand. It’s called a boxer’s fracture. Too bad Buxton didn’t do it while in a slaughterhouse boxing hanging meat like Rocky, so there would be some sorta closure to his circle of injuries with his first injury this year, when he fractured his tooth on a steak. This is Buxton, “Cowa-bummer.” Baldelli says Buxton might be out for a month or two. We’ll see if Buxton has any fight left in him.

Bailey Ober – 4 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.64. Bailey wasn’t like other streamers (Remote Control); Stats mattered, nothing else did (Remote Control); Grey said yes and Streamonator said no  (Remote Control), which is how I got burned trying to stream Ober yesterday, even though I don’t even like him. Just dumb pressing (Remote Control).

Ryan Jeffers – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Jeffers better get his dongs in before Garver returns with his recently reattached unit.

Trevor Larnach – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer since last Friday, which, I guess, is an endorsement. Though, not being 100% sure of an endorsement isn’t an endorsement.

Max Kepler – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .211. Twins are having the Giants’ season in opposite. The Twins look so much better on paper than they are. Does Josh Donaldson even still play baseball?

Hansel Robles – 1 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.48. In the same game, Lucas Sims (0 IP, 3 ER), ERA at 5.02. Before the game, “Whatever happens here, if this game is close,” excitedly rubs hands together, “I have Robles and Sims, so let that save roll in!” After the game, “Siri, if I rub my hands together, can I generate a spark to burn down my computer showing my fantasy team?” Amir Garrett (1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 8.44) got the save, but life is too short and my stomach is too filled with ulcers to grab Garrett.

Wade Miley – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.85. ACKCHUALLY has been very decent this year. Do I buy it? Haha, no, not at all. Maybe Miley can get himself traded out of the stuck in neutral Reds.

Tyler Naquin – 4-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer, hitting .261. On Monday, I got a home run from Aquino. Yesterday, I got a home run from…slowly remembering and anagramming…O, Naquin.

Zack Greinke – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.56. Greinke’s pitching mad, like Chipotle just raised their prices…Wait a minute! They did!

Myles Straw – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. I have to move on quickly because every time I see his name I imagine cracking his head open and using him as a straw to drink boba.

Adam Frazier – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .322. This home run came against the White Sox, which is a bit of a double-edged sword. You want to show perspective buyers what you can do if they trade for you, but you also don’t want to beat them out of the playoff hunt.

Tyler Anderson – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.82. One of the few pitchers who should be better than his ERA, that I believe can be better than his ERA. Though, he’s basically a home start-only guy, so Streamonator rightfully tells you avoid his next.

Max Scherzer – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.19, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “Had to go to the ER yesterday, because I was watching Guy Frieri eat nopales, and I tried to eat a cactus.” By the way, Scherzer being checked by umps is so hilarious. Good stuff, Rob Manfred, you giant idiot.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4 and his 9th homer. Nice to see because I had concerns about his shoulder. Only way this could’ve been more helpful for peace of mind is if he hit it just out of the reach of Soto, so I could see him raise his arm without shoulder pain too.

Luke Voit – 2-for-3 and his 2nd homer, as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “When I was signed my name into the ER, I did so sloppily, then asked a doctor if he could read it.”

DJ LeMahieu – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .263. Snooze. Yawn. LeMEHieu.

Gerrit Cole – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.33. *puts on night goggles, turns out all the lights, opens Cole’s Statcast page, zeroes in on Spin Rates, night goggles begin to burn retinae* Damn it! Expose your spin rates, Cole! *smoke rises from my eyelids*

Ryan O’Hearn – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd straight game with a homer. Only problem is his last game was May 27th. Maybe he’s returned hot, but need to see more in most leagues.

Max Muncy – 0-for-2 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “They read my name wrong off the intake form at the ER, but I continued to let them call me, Penguin.”

Jake Cronenworth – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. As mentioned yesterday, he’s been valuable. You’ve really got your Cronen’s worth.

Blake Snell – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.29. As frequent commenter Slimcompoop pointed out in the comments yesterday, “Snell has a 1.65 ERA and 50 Ks in 32.2 innings at home.” Poop dropping knowledge.

Ketel Marte – Left yesterday’s game legging out a double. Yesterday afternoon, I also just moved my only share of Ketel Marte in a trade with…Guess who. No, you know. C’mon. I traded him to Donkey Teeth! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA–*coughs wildly, drinks some water* Sorry, I lost it for a second. Any hoo! I got back Aroldis Chapman because I needed saves, and Donkey Teeth got back an injured player! I need to move on otherwise I will lose it again.

Daulton Varsho – 0-for-3 and his 1st steal, as he was called back up, and, yes, I grabbed him in one league, dropping William Contreras. Kelly will be out for a while, so I’d look at Daulton? Varsho!

Zac Gallen – 5 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.67. This was a 9-inning shutout from Gallen as far as I’m concerned. Speaking of concerned, he threw only 68 pitches. How is this sustainable? Against a major league offense, he’s going to be a three-inning pitcher.

Kolten Wong – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in three games, hitting .287. I’ve already started working on this week’s Buy column, which will be up on the Patreon later today, and Friday here. I have Wong in there (hey now!), but he really should be rostered in more than 50% of leagues.

Freddy Peralta – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 4 walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.11. Don’t even want to talk about him for fear of jinxing.

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .260. Ugh, just lost $5 betting someone that Yelich retired in April.

Justin Upton – Left with lower back tightness. Welp, Upton — Welpton? — lasted longer than anyone thought.

Wilmer Flores – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and three homers in two games, and now he’s hitting like an All-Star. The Giants could sign a recently retired Jay Bruce and he’d contend for NL MVP. Just the way the Giants are going this year.

Mauricio Dubon – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .245. Just had a thought. Not related to Dubon, but has MLB thought about just playing all games pants-less? Also, after a team wins the World Series, is the catcher going to embrace the winning reliever while the umps check his underwear?

Anthony DeSclafani – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 2.77. Benefit to having DeSKA Man in only NL-Only leagues? I can’t ever sit him, because I would’ve a few times when he still pitched well. In fact — Grey’s got more! — he’s really only one had one bad start all year, but that was a doozy.

Andrew Heaney – 6 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.72. I hate Heaney, wouldn’t roster him, but, even I’ll concede, yesterday should’ve been a better start.

Chris Flexen – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.87. This was vs. the Rockies in Seattle, and the Rockies on the road are a must-start against, and the Mariners aren’t a bad streaming competitor either. It’s a wonder either team scored.

Shed Long Jr. – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in two games. Do I want to think about how Shed Long has more homers than Cody Bellinger? Nah!

Kris Bryant – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer, hitting .278. At the end of May, I told you to sell Bryant. At the time, he was hitting .324. He has two homers in June, and is hitting .123 in June (going into yesterday). I won’t even remind you how I told you to sell Yermin Mercedes when he was hitting .375, and seemed like a surefire Rookie of the Year.

Kyle Hendricks – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.84. Hendfixed? Hendfixed!

Patrick Wisdom – 1-for-4 and his 10th homer. Dur, having Wisdom was so two weeks ago.

Johan Oviedo – 3 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.62 vs. Tarik Skubal – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.33. This was a matchup billed as, “I don’t feel great about streaming either of these guys but here goes nothing.” As you can imagine, not a ton of people called it this.

Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, hitting .277. Don’t worry, still getting at least one question a day asking about dropping him.

Matt Chapman – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, 2nd homer in the last three games. Maybe getting hot, and maybe his Statcast numbers mean nothing, because he was battling shoulder issues earlier this year, but woof all the blue on his exit velocity.

Joey Gallo – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, and 2nd homer in three games. Nice to see him do what he should be doing, but — and I’m sorry a but follows me wherever I go — he has the same number of homers as Ramon Laureano (3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer).

Eli White – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. Nothing appears sustainable about his power, but maybe he’s hot. The name Eli isn’t hot, that’s for sure. “Eli, you wanna do my taxes? Sure. Eli, you wanna hump and pump? No thank you.”

Joey Lucchesi – Will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Good for him, not wasting any time, but, and sorry there’s a but here, the Mets diagnosed him. Is he sure he’s not having Tommy John surgery for, like, a hernia?

Marcus Stroman – Left yesterday’s start with hip soreness. Now the fun begins as we see how the Mets turn a day-to-day ailment into Stroman’s pitched his last game for the Mets.

Max Fried – Hit the IL because a bunch of fantasy teams suddenly got open IL slots. Wait, that’s not right, he has a blister. That explains why he asked to be called Max Ointment.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, two walks, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.68. Said nice things about Morton last week. Today, I say go check out Last Week Grey.

Dansby Swanson – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 12th homer. Unlike most of my Buy Lows that close their opportunity window in about 48 hours, I think you can still get Swanson.

Sixto Sanchez – Throwing from 120 feet. Someone’s trying to get Quentin Tarantino horny.

Corey Dickerson – Will be in a walking boot for three weeks. Goes to show you, pay your jaywalking tickets.

Jesus Sanchez – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Haha, Wander my fanny! Sanchez has twice as many homers!

Sandy Alcantara – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.93. Not to pick on anyone, but I’m not sure how anyone could ask if they should start Alcantara, as a few people did yesterday. If he were facing the 1927 Yankees in Miami, I’d start him.

Ross Stripling – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.33. He has a 2.29 ERA in his last six starts, and I’d grab him in every league until further notice. Streamonator even likes his next one.

George Springer – 0-for-4 as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “This is awesome, I’m gonna start wearing a tuxedo and going by the name Penguin.”

Alek Manoah – Suspended for five games for throwing at Maikel Franco. Hope we get a split screen with him and his mom during the suspension, as he surfs the internet and she screams for him to lower his music.

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hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

Had a When Harry Met Sally moment with the ‘Eli, you wanna do my taxes?’ bit. The name was Sheldon in the movie. You remember that movie? Meathead had more hair!

JC
JC
1 year ago

The ups and downs of fantasy. I check my phone as I wrap up my work day and watch the Giants lose to the Angels in extras. Even better, my opponent has Leone who takes the loss. I get to my car in the lot excited about this good news…. and then see the game is tied! Call overturned at home and Leone gets the win! How messed up is that?

I made several moves (Leone rage?) and here is my new squad. What swaps would you make off the wire? Saves and holds are separate categories. Ratios and ks matter.

SP: Gausman, Burnes, DeSclafani , Mahle, Miley, Eovaldi, Stripling.
RP: D Castillo, Alvarado, Antone

WW: Wainright, Heaney, Adbert, Flexen
Petit, Staumont, Stammen, Pagan

Ralphy
Ralphy
1 year ago

Which trade would you rather do?
I trade Springer for Mahle and Presley.
I trade Walsh and Romano for Yu Darvish.

Corey
Corey
1 year ago

O’Neill or Reynolds ROS?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Too soon to drop Villar for Brujan?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Adolis, amigo!

Shopgurrrl
Shopgurrrl
1 year ago

Gotta bring Conforto off the IL in my ESPN 12 team (6×6, OPS). Would you drop Eddie Rosario or Hosmer?

Other 1B: Alex Kirilloff (1B/OF)
Other OF: Conforto, Cedric Mullins, Trent Grisham

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Can’t trust Taillon tomorrow, right? Even in a 14 teamer?

JC
JC
1 year ago

Ok, you correctly pointed out my pitching was a bit of a mess….despite some great year to date ERA and WHIP numbers. It felt unsustainable to me too. So here is the best I could do;
Traded McGee for Mahle and then sent Heaney to the wire for Stripling. I missed on Urquidy dang it.
New staff: Burnes, Gausman, DeSclafani, Mahle, Stripling, Miley, Eovaldi.
I am trying to trade D Castillo and Neris for holds guys and will punt saves cuz these guys are killing me. If I can’t trade em, they go to the wire. Rant over.
1. So did I in a fit of Neris induced rage screw up my team lol?
2. Likely will acquire Gallegos and Antone for Neris and D Castillo. Good or bad? Gallegos had not pitched in over a week so wondered if he was hurt. Pitched today tho.

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So I dropped Neris and grabbed Alvarado. Not sure I keep him but would have value if he is elevated.

Did I need Mahle? Having some second thoughts on giving up McGee.

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Neris could be out as closer for Phi. Who is next man up?

Thanks

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Girardi said he’s considering a change.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

you still think Urquidy is just a streamer?

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Would you trade my Trea Turner and J Schoop for Lindor and Judge? Thanks…

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Story clearly heard you talk about him in this week’s podcast

muskysmell
muskysmell
1 year ago

Would you trade Mike Trout for Randy Arozarena?

For ROS?
what about in keeper league?

Primetime
Primetime
1 year ago

Grey. Guess we can cut civale?

I have Bieber and glasnow on my IL

chris pierce
chris pierce
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Civale put 4-5 weeks

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Lindors back, baby!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Nothing like getting a pitch like that to help play yourself back in to form.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Kyle Wright. Why do I do this to myself? It’s the effing Mets!

tbone1
tbone1
1 year ago

I own stock in Mookie Betts across the board in all my dynasties. He’ll miss his 12th game of the season tonight, and the stats are down. I know he’s battled several injuries, one of which was a back injury, ala Christian Yelich. Is it time to think about throwing him on the market, or is it the case that he’s fine, he just needs time to get healthy. Having him and Yelich on the same team this year has made me want to jump off a fantasy cliff. Especially when they’ve been so good the last few years.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

That’s the Story!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Variation on a question from earlier in the week. Villar, urias or Cesar Hernandez? had Villar and dumped him when he got hurt – needed the space.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Gah, 14 teams, OBP as well as AVG.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Seattle being no hit. Man en route to bite dog.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Bum Basted

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

An owner wants Conforto ($19) from me. He gave me a choice of one of these 3 OF in return:

Yaztrzemski ($12)
Joc Pederson ($9)
Alex Dickerson ($17)

Which one would you trade Conforto for?

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Sorry for the late post. Do you prefer Conforto or Hayes ROS and as keepers in a H2H, OPS, keeper where each team can keep up to four players? Wondering if Muncy + Conforto or Muncy + Hayes is fair for Story or overpaying.

speill
speill
1 year ago

Conforto off injured list today. Gotta drop one of these guys to free up room. McMahon or Rosario. Thanks

speill
speill
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

Funscombe
Funscombe
1 year ago

Thanks for another write up to get me through my lunch hour Grey! Would you mind ranking my glut of disabled pitchers ROS?

Sale
Flaherty
Fried
Means

My league only has 2 IL spots, So I have two of these guys stashed on two of my three bench slots.

Wondering if I should bother cutting bait as a couple of these guys might be back soon?

As far as what’s available.. Stripling…Mclanahan…Flexen…Wood? Any worth making a swap?

FWIW I have been winning my match ups even without those two bench slots being used for pitching starts so it wouldn’t be a disaster to hold, as much as looking at my roster seeing 4 on the IL pisses me off. Just want to make sure I’m not being stupid! Appreciate your input as always.

Funscombe
Funscombe
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Many thanks!!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Oh who gives a flying one about Wander? I don’t own him obviously haha.

If you trying to choose between a couple of hot schmos, which way to you go between Schoop and Duvall? Feels like Schoop might have a bit more longevity, cause a bit less didtress?

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

And everyone gets the benefit of Duvall catching fire (again) once I drop him. He doesn’t feel like a guy you can hold for weeks at a time.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Oh and I have plenty of OF so Duvall won’t be hard to replace.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Lourdes on the bench tonight – he was on the bench at some point over the weekend too… I hope this isn’t a sign of things to come or else your Lourdes bandwagon is sinking trying to cross the river and everyone is dying of dysentary

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

nvm – I didn’t realize the Jays were @ an NL park so they lost the DH spot

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Howdy Grey; Happy National Detroit-Style Pizza Day!

My team(s) are finally getting healthy, which is nice. But this also brings in new challenges on who to cut to activate previously IL’d players.

Question 1.) Currently have 4 bench bats, which is 1-2 too many. Roster below; do you drop:
– A. Rosario
– Bohm
– both
– someone else

12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league
C: Stassi
1B: Freeman
2B: Altuve
3B: Arenado
SS: Story
IF: Jazz Chisholm
OF: Laureano, Eddie Rosario, Springer
UTL: W. Franco
BN: Adolis, Jesus Sanchez, Bohm, A. Rosario
SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Heaney, McClanahan
RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Graveman

IL: Franmil Reyes, Means, Sonny Gray

Question 2 (league 2): Has Upton gone from hot schmotato back to schmohawk? if so, is he still a “hold” to see how his back looks or drop for a new hot schmotato?

Thanks in advance

KarlJ
KarlJ
1 year ago

Best thing about Remote Control was Kari Wuhrer
RIP Ken Ober

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Ankiel was a super interesting player. One part Koufax, one part Ted Williams and a healthy dose of Steve Blass

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Or was that Steve Sax?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

Or chuck knoblauch or Mackey sasser

Tim Na
Tim Na
1 year ago

Blackmon or Gallo in an OPS instead of avg league?

chris
chris
1 year ago

Hi Grey,

Please rank ROS for:

Galvis, Cron or Ward?

h2h, 14 team league with BB

Thanks!

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

The analyzer has it close, I’d like your human opinion. Would you trade Chazz Noir for Lemahieu?
Chazz for Rendon? Chazz for K. Marte? Need infield help. All of these players I would say have been disappointing….

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Dammit Cease – you just needed 1 more out for that QS

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Dammit Cease – you just needed 1 more out for that QS

PDX Express
PDX Express
1 year ago

Thanks for the usual great analysis and entertainment!

I’m in need of some non-steamer pitching in a 5×5 redraft league w/ QS instead of wins. My hitting is stacked and I have Means (thanks to you – he was money,) on the DL.

Would you shop Lindor (I have Bichette) and Means as a package for any of the following? They seem good to me, but I’m reluctant to move Lindor cause… ya know… he’s usually great.

Mahle
P Lopez
Framber
Trevor Rogers

Thanks, and many happy mustache days to you!

PDX Express
PDX Express
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks man – patience is hard.

Cable
Cable
1 year ago

h/h points 12 team redraft ….. F Valdez/M Minor for L Lynn

Which side

Hank
Hank
1 year ago

Grey,

With Tucker coming off IL, do you give Brandon Lowe or Duvall the boot? The other option is to keep Tucker on IL for a few days to ride the Duvall hot streak, but I’d imagine he should be played no matter what…

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Soto? Soto? Buehler? Ugh. Every day I check the game and box score and it’s the same. Maybe a single or a walk and a run scored if we are lucky. I thought he was starting to click a few weeks ago, I guess it was just a pipe dream. I

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

Is there a Dr. in the house? Toolshed is coding!

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  bigbear
1 year ago

About to flatline bigbear

Happyharry
Happyharry
1 year ago

Hey Grey. H2H, 12 team-ROS would you drop KB Hayes for Franmil?

thekid2004
thekid2004
1 year ago

My hitting is really suffering, would you drop Carlson ($2 keeper) for any of the below FA options? 6×6 OBP/QS dynasty league:

FA Options:
– Adames
– Duvall
– Duggar

Roster:
– C: Torrens
– 1B: Alonso
– 2B: Jazz
– 3B: Moncada
– SS: JP Crawford
– OF: Soto, Pham, Grisham, Carlson, JDM
-SP: Nola, Disco, Stripling, Urquidy, Pablo Lopez, Peralta, Manoah, Kikuchi, Snell, Gallen
-RP: Chapman, Yimi

Thanks!

Larry
Larry
1 year ago

Sandoval or Manoah?

Larry
Larry
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! I love your column. Always entertaining and helpful!

Ralphy
Ralphy
1 year ago

I was offered Mahle and Ryan Pressly for Springer. My OF is strong but I hate to sell Springer on the cheap. What do you think?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Old buddy Keston is back up – any word on how he looked in the minors and if there is any optimism?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Bailey wasn’t like the other kids…

Remote Control!

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

Renfroe or Duvall, I saw both were in the buy section last week.

Wong or Lux?

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. I have a league where I have Correa, Altuve and bichette and now wander. I have ohtani for utility. Any thoughts on who to trade?

Fyi. Huira is back!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

OK, so you led with it, so I gotta ask …

How long before the Rays call up Brujan? Take a stab. You’ve been the Nostradamus of fantasy from time to time (Hiura, Odorizzi, etc.). When does Sassoon Hair Man get the call?

:o)

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

You know, I don’t think you’re all that far off, and you just may be exactly right. I could see two weeks or less.

After getting swept by the Mariners and losing seven in a row, I think Rays ownership realizes it’s time to push All-In if they’re going to try to win the AL. Is that your thinking, too?

Ryan741
Ryan741
1 year ago

Grey, need your opinion in H2H points league. I’d be trading Cole/Moncada and getting Bellinger/Framber Valdez/Suarez. Which side do you prefer? I’d still have Yu, Bassitt, Montas, Manoah, Gonsolin, Yarbrough as my SP with Flaherty on my DL. I don’t really need Belly/Suarez since my bats are stacked, but he’s a 11th round keep for next year, and Valdez is a 14th if I decide to keep, where Cole would have to be thrown back. Thanks!

Glizzy
Glizzy
1 year ago

with forto coming back should I ride ty baguette a little longer or hold onto the jesus (sanchez)? thanks!

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

General thoughts on Wander’s value in a forever keeper league? My buddy said he expects a Trout+ return and I decided to walk away upon hearing that. Is he crazy or am I underrating this (theoretically) burgeoning phenomenon? I know you and Geoff hashed him out pretty well in the latest podcast (everyone listen, it’s great every week), but do you slot him above Trout already in this type of keeper format? It’s H2H, OPS, keeper where each team can keep up to four players.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Is Varsho going to be playing enough? Last time Kelly went down with injury, he was playing every other game

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Guess he’s a monocle then – any word on how long Kelly will be out? Is it 2-3 weeks or 2-3 months?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Also, Serg Romo dropping trow was overshadowed by Scherzer, but pretty much perfect. Romo also has the best music for coming out of the pen in baseball. Guy also had his own Three Twins ice cream flavor. Talk about a life well lived!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

I wish he shuffled back to the dugout with his pants at his ankles for emphasis

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

maybe with his thumb in his mouth. Perfect image for this fiasco.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Joey Gallo only 13 homers but without looking guess how many steals he has? He’s a top 30 player in OBP leagues by the way. Also, he’s got a Gold Glove? But he looks like Adam Dunn. Can’t remember a player playing less like what he looks like.

Also, I did not realize that Ohtani was up to 10 steals. If you could draft him in a league where you could put him in a weekly pitchers spot but also accrue his hitting stats during the week he’s an $80 player? Higher?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Interesting on Gallo – he’s ranked past 200 in my format that is standard 5 cats + OPS, Ks, and ABs

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

6 steals.

Be hard to make it happen with Ohtani of course. What do you do when he pitches? Not count the hitting stats? Then if he goes into the OF after he pitches do you count those? The game providers would have an impossible task. Ohtani breaks everything.

I wonder if we’ll see a future wave of young players trying to Ohtani. The guy is a superlative athlete of course. Freak of nature, but there are plenty of guys around baseball even right now who probably have the makings of a two way. I’ll bet Matt Chapman could do it a bit. Threw mid-90s as a college closer. Or is Ohtani just so far off the map nobody can find him?

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
1 year ago

What’s good Grey? Much respect.

Make it a good one!

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

In my long-standing friends league, Pavin Smith was just traded for Josh Rojas (by a husband and wife, no less, and only the second trade of the year (I traded JDD for Pressly back in May)). Is there a glossary term for trades this bland? Like porridge tasting?

MarvPesos
Marv
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 40 moves (used 4) – no streaming

Need to move Conforto off the IL so I need to drop someone.
A) Who would you be dropping from my team ?
B) You see any additional swaps from the wire ? Thoughts on stashing Carrasco ?
C) I realize I’ve got too many guys already but maybe I could ship some off to another team for cheap picks etc (who would you be trying to trade away – top 3?)

WIRE
HIT – D. Fletcher, C.J. Cron, J. Pederson, J. Votto, W. Flores, W. Adames. M. Straw C. Hernandez, , T. Naquin, K. Wong, J. Bell
SP – C. Carrasco (stash), D. Bundy, S. McCanahan, Z. Davies, J. Odorizzi, E. Fedde, C. Smith, J. Gant, V. Gutierrez
RP – L. Trivino, T. Rogers, G. Holland

My team:
C – M. Stassi
1B – E. Hosmer
2B – J. Chisholm Jr.
3B – Eugenio Suarez
SS – T. Turner
CI – P. Goldschmidt
MI – J. India
LF – C. Yelich
CF – K. Marte
RF – A. Kirilloff
Util – T. Mancini
BN – I. Happ
BN – L. Voit
BN– R. Laureano
IL – M. Conforto

SP – W. Buehler
SP – B. Singer
SP – A. Civale *DTD
RP – J. Hader (RP)
RP – E. Diaz (RP)
P – M. Barnes (RP)
P – T. Gonsolin *DTD
BN – T. Mahle
BN – L. Gilbert
BN – J. Montgomery
IL – M. Pineda (IL)
IL – S. Gray (IL)
IL – J. Means (IL)
Thanks bud
Marv

VinWins
Vin Wins
1 year ago

Did you see Vogelbach limp home while the DBacks were too polite to throw him out?

VinWins
Vin Wins
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Maybe they figured it was just a fan invading the field.

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Vin Wins
1 year ago

This was the highlight from last night! Feel kinda bad for the SP – and now we get to see if Hiura figured something out at AAA

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah – hear you there. Fan base was/is really good to him though – really want to see him pul through here. His mom has cancer, so I’m guessing that is possibly playing a role too. He reportedly cut down quite a bit on Ks and took a lot more BBs in AAA, but who knows.
I watch nearly every Brewer game, so I’m obviously a glutton for whatever it is the Brewers do.
Just started a new book this week too – Our Team – about the Cleveland World Series team with Larry Doby, Paige, etc. Quite good so far.

Mrs. Featherbottom
Mrs. Featherbottom
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Is that the Obama bio? I’ve been “reading” via audiobooks from my library’s app. As a college prof., its nice to give the eyes an extended break., and still get some reading done during AM workouts/runs. Speaking of long reads – I finished a 26-hour long Thelonious Monk bio a few weeks back, and that was only 624 pages.

Gregarious
Gregarious
1 year ago

Grey – which side? Wander + Pablo Lopez for Trout?

Thanks

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Would u drop Bassitt or Framber for Morton or hold?

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
1 year ago

Which Cardinals OF do you like the most for 12-team H2H, O’Neill or Carlson? O’Neill has really cooled off and his strikeouts count against me. I also have 2 catchers, Murphy and Willson Contreras. I could drop one of them and keep both OFs. In that case, which catcher would go? Thanks.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  Jason Murray
1 year ago

In looking at the waiver wire, I could drop one of each (one C and one OF) to pick up Franmil. My other pickup would be a SP streamer for this weekend, unless you trust Alzolay against LA and Kershaw. Thanks again.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Wow Duffy starting today. This feels like the Gallen return where it comes out of nowhere.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Please rank ros?
Paddack, Morton,Stripling

big league choo
big league choo
1 year ago

Dynasty pts lg

Drop two

Taillon
Alex Cobb
David Peterson
Nate Eovaldi

Raider baller
Raider baller
1 year ago

Goodmorning Grey,

Picked up Franmil Reyes Monday when I saw he was headed for his rehab assignment. When do you predict he will be activated, and what is your ROS outlook for him? He seems like a potential league winner to slot into the utility position. Thank you!

Robert DiSilvestro
Robert DiSilvestro
1 year ago

Someone just offered me Wander Franco for Bryce Harper. So, a guy who has played 1 game for a former superstar who has been hurt some this year. What do you think?

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

Thoughts on this trade offer I intend to make?

My Freddy Peralta (who has 15th round keeper value next year) and Vidal Brujan (24th round keeper) for Machado and Nola (not intending to keep them since too expensive). I need a 3B. Current roster in a 6×6 roto league (OPS and holds):

Olson, Albies, Lindor, Soto, Arozarena, Yelich, Franmil (when healthy) and I stream C and Util (Tapia, Schwarber, Mountcastle, Murphy and Molina). Pitching is deGrom, Gausman, Pab-Lo, Castillo, aforementioned Peralta and RPs are Kimbrel, Romano, Sims, Antone, Fulmer.

Whatever
Whatever
1 year ago

Danny Duffy coming off the IL today. Drop him or drop Wisdom,A Wood, A Frazier,Stripling? I have concerns about a pitcher coming back from a forearm strain. Feel like its just delaying the inevitability of TJS.

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thx

Bundy
Bundy
1 year ago

Ditch Bundy for Odorozzi in 12 team H2H standard cats?

Bundy
Bundy
Reply to  Bundy
1 year ago

Also, thoughts on Pat Sandoval ROS? Worth adding in hopes he sticks and is quality 3/4 rest of way?

Bundy
Bundy
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you for both responses, sir

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Points league. Would you trade Framber and Spring for G Cole?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Springer

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Or would you prefer Buehler?

Matt D
Matt D
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

1) Can you rank for roto ROS: Torres, India, Schoop, Wong, France
2) Shallow league and Conforto is available — would you drop C Santana or Myers for him?

Thanks!

Matt D
Matt D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks! Only one move left this week, and I hate those transaction limits…

Who is a bigger priority to add to you—schoop or conforto? Which has a better chance of turning it around: Myers or Torres?

BAC
BAC
1 year ago

11 team 5×5 OBP.
Trying to figure out a trade for some pitching. Which side?
Arolis for Alcantara?
Jazz for Alcantara?
Jazz for Peralta?

Umpy70
Umpy70
1 year ago

Donkey, stick up for yourself, you point-dexter….

lwomack58
lwomack58
1 year ago

Would you stream Manning vs STL. today?

Like the idea of a fellow Sacramento boy going today

Thanks

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

10T redraft 5×5

C: IKF
1B: Olson
2B: Flores (riding schomato)
3B: JoRam
SS: Wander
OF: Soto, Adolis, Riley
UTIL: Swanson, Alonso

BN: Hayes
IL: Conforto, Franmil, Mondesi

Who is/are the drop(s) to activate Conforto and then later, Reyes?

Thanks

chicano33
chicano33
1 year ago

Grey,
Who is a bigger add and game changer when these 2 players come up – Baz or Durran?
Thanks!

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago

runs home runs rbi stol;enbases AVg OPS league which 2 are you holding

cronenworth john india ty france jorge polanco

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

grey,

I need a 3b: would you pick up Chris Owings, Abraham Toro, or do u have a suggestion of a 3B i can pick up until Bregman returns. J-Ram is off, I dont trust Bohm right now. Luke Williams is a PT player

fausto
fausto
1 year ago

Time to move on from grichuk in a 12 tm h2h redraft? Or do you think he still gets enough at bats with Springer back? I’m barely hanging in playoff race, have been using Grichuk/Upton at Util. Have Franmil and possibly JD Davis coming back but I might have to make a move before then depending…best bats available are Renfroe, Cron, Jesus Sanchez, Joc Pederson, Bohm. Lose grichuk for any of these?

Also sagnof Question…Straw or Hampson over Villar?(DTD).

Appreciate it.

phennore
phennore
1 year ago

14-team 5×5 league. Currently in 3rd place but I am starting to fall behind in offense and saves. Would you give up Giolito for Haniger/S. Gray/Tyler Rogers?

The rest of my rotation is Gausman/Darvish/DeSclanfani/P. Lopez as starters and I have Hendriks/McGee/Alvarado/Petit as relievers (must have 5 SP and 4 RP).

Thanks,