Hope everyone had a Happy Father’s Day, and, for our five female readers, I hope your husbands or dads weren’t too unbearable. When I heard Wander Franco was being called up, I was on the phone with my patent attorney. See, for Mother’s Day, MLB uses pink bats. My suggestion for Father’s Day is bats with hairy bags hanging off the handle, then when batters are applying pine tar in the on-deck circle the “sticky” stuff can shoot onto their pitchers’ hands. All hot dogs sold that day can have a bite out of them, but weren’t thrown out because ‘Dad’s gonna finish that.’

“Is there anything here that I should trademark?” was what I was asking my patent attorney when the news broke. Then, my internet broke, I swear this happened:

The Fantasy Baseball Overlord mocks me endlessly, does he not? I’m sure Wander Franco was rostered in all my leagues already, but don’t you love to check just to get a burst of agita? I was getting different kinds of agita with screens not loading.

So, Prospect Itch literally just told you his number one fantasy baseball stash yesterday was Wander Franco. I thought I had the number one fantasy baseball ‘stache. Sigh. Clearly, Franco is also the number one fantasy baseball prospect. In Itch’s top 10 fantasy baseball prospects, Wander’s sitting at #1. I can’t add anything meaningful to what Itch wrote. Go there, and read that. I am shocked he’s called up. I was expecting a September call-up. Perhaps the Rays are just big Gallagher brother fans, and plan to play Wander at 2nd to have an all-Oasis middle infield. “Throw to second for one and….wait they held onto the ball and no double play…what is going on…Today was gonna be the day they were gonna throw it back to you!” Damn, thwarted by a love of Wander/Walls. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.40. The season ERA is misleading; he had a 10.47 ERA in April, and has been startable in most leagues in May, and even more so in June. His peripherals are super meh, but Streamonator loves his next start, and I’d grab him if he’s available in your league.

Kyle Schwarber -3-for-4, 4 RBIs, with homers (16, 17, 18) as he made the Mets’ pitchers call him Daddy for Father’s Day. That’s five homers in two days. You absolutely have to love the Davey Martinez logic of batting Schwarber leadoff, so he hits a bunch of solo homers. This isn’t a Rickey Henderson-type situation. Schwarber has a worse OBP (.325) than even Victor Robles (.343), who’s been tearing it up, but using the phrase “tearing it up” like someone who has a winning lottery ticket, then tears it up. Well, Schwarber, and to those with dongs wherever you are, we raise a glass and toast you.

Joey Lucchesi – Hit the IL with elbow inflammation. Lucchesi said, “You could light up the Sambuca with my elbow.”

Jerad EickhoffMets purchased his contract from Triple-A. They’re hoping he doesn’t live up to his nickname, Jer-khoff.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-4 and his 11th homer. Albombso!

Chris Bassitt – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.40. This start was in The Stadium They Built Across The Street From The House Ruth Built, so I decided to look at the Yankees’ stats. As of this game (Saturday afternoon), the Yankees had the same number of runs scored as the lowly Rangers, and only one more than the Toothless Tigers.

Matt Olson – 2-for-4 and his 20th homer, hitting .305. His power is so immense. He hit that home run 425 feet with such ease and, if you look at him, his swing, ooh, boy. I love him so much.

Sean Manaea – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.01. Don’t think he’s getting anywhere near the recognition his numbers deserve. He has neutral luck; velocity is up; strikeouts are highest they’ve been, and walks are just as good as they always have been. Way closer to a number two, than you might realize. That’s a good number two, by the by. Coolwhip put you up on the Manaea fantasy scoop way before he was a thing.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .366, as he was activated from the IL on Saturday. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “After saying at trivia night that W.E.B. Dubois was the inventor of websites, I have committed to putting in the work.”

Adolis Garcia – 2-for-4 and his 18th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games. When I told you to sell him, he went homerless for 18 games, but he can only cool off so much.

Dane Dunning – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.71. Dunning stunningly bad.

Pablo Lopez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.86. But what was Pab-Lo’s spin rate?!

Zach Thompson – 4 IP, 0 ER, 3 walks, zero hits, 7 Ks, ERA at 1.50, as he works his pitch count up. Dot dot dot. I guess. He might not even remain in the Marlins’ rotation.

Adam Duvall – 0-for-4 and two homers on Saturday (15, 16). Sadly, I don’t write up Friday’s games (not sadly at all; all hail, Pants), but Duvall homered on Friday, so, of course he was going to homer on Saturday. Also, Duvall and Jesus Aguilar have almost twice as many RBIs as Juan Soto, please throw me out of a moving train.

Zach Eflin – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.39. No one has any way to stop the Giants’ offense because you look at it, and the first game plan that comes to mind: I’m just gonna pitch to them because they look like they should suck.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 16th homer. He’s having one of those seasons that’s so improbable if you said, “Let’s draft again right now with what you know for 2021,” and you still wouldn’t draft Crawford high enough.

Wilmer Flores – 4-for-4, 3 runs, and his 5th and 6th homer. Giants are so improbably good, Wilmer Flores is having multi-homer games for crying out loud.

Mike Yastrzemski – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. Real question for Father’s Day: Since Yaz Jr. Jr. is a ballplayer, and Yaz, the grand-pappy was, what about the missing link? What did Mike’s dad do?

Sammy Long – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.20. Like Marlins’ starters, shoot the Giants’ starters directly into my veins.

Alex Wood – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.09. Welp, 4+ ERA makes Wood hard to hang a hat on, at least in mixed company. Streamonator loves his next one, but it’s gonna love all his home starts and maybe there’s something off with him, which SON won’t know. I’m writing this on Father’s Day, so I can disagree with SON.

Carson Kelly – Out with a fractured wrist. This is going to severely hurt the Diamondbacks’ playoff chances. I grabbed Daulton Varsho in a few deeper leagues, who has nine homers and two steals in only 18 Triple-A games.

Patrick Sandoval – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.69. Was in Friday’s Buy as a Streamonator call, but his next start is, uh, a non-starter, so buh-bye.

Dylan Bundy – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 6.68. I find the sticky substance wacky tacky pretty funny, and mostly overblown for 95% of starters. Bundy is a concern though. The Angels were one of the biggest offenders; their guy Bubba is suing for being fired, and offered evidence against Bundy, so, yeah, Bundy’s finger was caught in the cookie jar.

Jared Walsh – 3-for-4 and his 18th homer. Walsh is the one that got away; Walsh is my white whale; only spell it wail.

Shohei Ohtani – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 23rd homer. Not sure if you heard, but Ohtani will be taking part in the Home Run Derby at Coors. He will be the first player who will pitch to himself.

Austin Gomber – Hit the IL with forearm tightness. Ugh, just got done making a jpg in MS Paint of my “Gomber Juice” fantasy team logo. Will have to go back to calling my carrot-beet smoothies Caratinis.

Trevor Story – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, and his 1st homer since May 23rd. Please take my firstborn, an egg I’ve decorated to look like Reggie Jackson, for a hot streak from Story.

C.J. Cron – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer, as the Rockies came back from a 6-0 deficit with homers from Curtis Jackson, aforementioned Story, Josh Fuentes (1-for-4 and his 6th homer) and Who’s the Boss’s Yonathan Daza (1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer).

Kolten Wong – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Wong ding-a-long-gone dong!

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. All I have to remember my dad by is this feather that he used to sloppily sign his checks. I’m going to put it by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!!!

Paul Goldschmidt – 4-for-6, 4 RBIs and his 10th homer. Au Shizz!

Adam Wainwright – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.74. *opens Wainwright Statcast page, cracks open computer screen to truly get to the bottom of his spin rates, computer shorts out* Big Computer is trying to hide the facts!

Luis Torrens – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, and 3rd homer in the last five games. Luis is letting it fly like LAX is in Torrens, and not Inglewood. Very niche joke. Also, he’s a hot schmotato, clearly.

Ty France – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer in the last week, and his 4th mention, including Friday’s Buy. Call him Air France, and land him in Torrens. This isn’t getting better, is it?

Shed Long – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, a walk-off grad slam. Shed goes back…yard.

Shane McClanahan – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.03. Put all my rookie starters vs. the Mariners and make me happy forever.

Enrique Hernandez – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .233. Was finally moved out of the leadoff spot, only about nine weeks past due, and maybe he’s more comfortable too. Was hitting .229 at leadoff, and .350-ish in the 7-hole and lower. By the way, a guy you take out of leadoff, and move to the 7-hole is so clearly never suited for leadoff.

Nate Eovaldi – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.90. Had a road ERA of 2.42 coming into this game; was calling him Eoroadi. That disintegrated, so re-spelled his nickname, but sounds the same.

Adalberto Mondesi – Left yesterday’s game with what sounds like an oblique injury. So, him and Buxton share a body or what?

Whit Merrifield – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, hitting .274. Wonder if the Royals trade Merrifield now that he’s finally worthless.

Lance Lynn – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA up to 2.02. Welp, when you give up five earned in four innings and your ERA ‘only’ goes up to 2.02, you had some regressing to do.

Jake Lamb – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer. Lamb’s got gamey!

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.67. Yes, he was a Sell on Friday. He still is. If you think he’s a 1.67 ERA pitcher, I have a bridge to sell you that I bought on layaway and don’t even fully own. I’m the Ponzi of the Verrazano!

Lance McCullers – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners (4 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.90. Man, the White Sox looked like a top team in the AL, until they ran into another top team, and the Astros buzzsaw’d them.

Carlos Correa – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 14th homer. You Marwin some, but you just Carlos one.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Left Saturday’s game with that old bailiwick of a shoulder. Padres say it’s fine, and they caught it in time, before it became as bad as last time. I only have one question: Which time before?

Dinelson Lamet – 5 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.81, as he threw 81 pitches. Lowercase yay, he made it five innings. Seriously, what happens when he goes down again, and still needs Tommy John surgery, and just wasted a good nine months from when he could’ve had it? Well, kinda rhetorical, but you get the idea.

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.61. Ya know what would be nice? A freakin’ 9-inning, zero run affair to show he’s really back. A CG SHO to show!

JT Brubaker – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 3 baserunners (zero walks), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.77. This guy who is trying to type while pointing two thumbs at himself streamed Brubaker yesterday thanks to the Streamonator. Thanks SON!…Well, you’re more Rudy’s SON, but I will be your uncle that skirts responsibility and teaches it how to smoke.

Harold Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer in two games. Hot schmotato alert!

Alek Manoah – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.18. Hey, I’m just gonna leave this Orange Bang on the counter here, would you mind looking after it for me? *five hours later*…whoa, did I fall asleep? Hey, that guy looks just like me…Is he wearing my face? AH!!! Roofie!!!

Trey Mancini – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 13th and 14th homer, hitting .272. Trey creamed those, and it was not feta, ‘cini. No reason to be scared, there’s nothing to be alfredo. What, for Father’s Day, gotta end on a dad joke.

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JC
JC
1 year ago

Best bets to stick on a 12 teamer? Please rank top two.
Urquidy, Corbin, Waino, Gallen,

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Seriously, they couldn’t pitch odorizzi 1 more inning?
What are they saving him for?

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Oofa Urias is on so many of me teams lol

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

Grimey! I just dropped by to say the same thing! Bleurgh.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

Haha
And Buxton already hurt again.

Wtf is with this guy?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Villar gonna make it hard for the Mets to not play him regularly

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

FML – he had to come out of the game after that double and then Peraza makes a base running blunder to get caught at 3B on a grounder to the SS.

Prayer hexagon for Villar

Joe
Joe
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Holding hands for Villar. Looks like a hammy. This year has been rough.

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Joe
1 year ago

Ah. Calf on bad hammy side. Sounds like a 30 on the IL.

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

2b purgatory, how are you valuing/ranking these guys ros roto?

Lux
B Lowe
McNeil
D Moore
Biggio

JC
JC
1 year ago

So few updates on Benny and his ribs. Can’t tell if this could be a long term absence-or back next week. Ugh.
Any clues?!

JC
JC
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

If true, he’s gotta go. Bregman out too. I was hoping hairline = short time

hot corner
hot corner
1 year ago

C’mon Montas. How do you give up 5 runs in the first to the Texas Rangers?!?!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Which are the best two stashes in a keeper league: Kelenic,Lux and Brujan?

Are you really done with Gallen for this year? Gallen or Snell the drop?

Thanks!

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Pick one to start please?
Adzolay home vs Indians or
Stripling at Miami

Ryan Horner
Ryan Horner
1 year ago

Grey, need a trade opinion in a points keeper league. I’d be trading Arozarena (14th round keep) and Flaherty (11th) for Bellinger (11th) and Framber (15th).

Clive92
Clive92
1 year ago

10 team H2H keeper – 6×6 with OPS and QS

In win now mode and have an offer of Rd 1 Degrom + Rd 10 Urias for my Rd 16 Bellinger. OF is currently Stanton/Gallo/Belt/Kelenic. Would leave me with SP: Degrom/Bauer/Darvish/Gausman/Rodon/Urias with Glasgow/Sale/S Gray on IL

Overkill? Go for it or hold late Rd Bellinger? Thanks!

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. framber/ian kennedy for liam hendricks/rendon. which side do you like?

k.r.
k.r.
1 year ago

I can’t decipher the Sammy Long joke. I sense you are saying sit him along with all the other Marlin’s pitchers this week? I was starting him until i read your blah blah on him.
Write it in simple terms for a good doer like myself.

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ya stop being so “jokey”

k.r.
k.r.
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

thank you my dear. my instincts from the beginning were correct before i got confused. sammy has no team to play against this week that i can see but i’m going to start him anyway.

hal_incandenza
hal_incandenza
1 year ago

Hey there, Grey. I’ve presented my team and settings a few times to this year so forgive me for the setup here, but I always want to give proper context. Ten-team redraft 6×6 roto. QS instead of Wins, and OPS and Holds are the added categories.
I have Muncy and Bellinger coming off IL soon. This will be my bats assuming Bellinger is in the lineup:
Hitting
Pos Player Team Eligible
C Willson Contreras CHC C
1B Max Muncy LAD 1B,2B,INF
2B Ketel Marte ARI 2B,INF,CF,OF
3B Rafael Devers BOS 3B,INF
SS Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS,INF
INF Ryan McMahon COL 2B,3B,INF
LF Jesse Winker CIN LF,OF
CF Cody Bellinger LAD CF,OF
RF Jared Walsh LAA 1B,INF,RF,OF
OF Mark Canha OAK LF,CF,OF
UT Yordan Alvarez HOU UT
Bench
RF Charlie Blackmon COL RF,OF
2B Chris Taylor LAD 2B,SS,INF,CF,OF
CF Raimel Tapia COL LF,OF
SS Wander Franco TB SS,INF

SPs
P Kevin Gausman SF SP
P Brandon Woodruff MIL SP
P Hyun Jin Ryu TOR SP
P Kyle Hendricks CHC SP
P Aaron Civale CLE SP
P Dylan Cease CHW SP
Relievers
Pos Player Team Eligible
P Ryan Pressly HOU RP
P Jordan Romano TOR RP
P Ian Kennedy TEX RP
P Josh Staumont KC RP
P Aaron Bummer CHW RP
P Emilio Pagan SD RP
P Jose Cisnero DET RP
P Trevor May NYM RP
P Jose Alvarado PHI RP

I’m way back in Saves so I’m leaning toward keeping the likes of Kennedy and Staumont.

1) Do my SP and RP groupings look like roughly how you’d rank them if possible saves were weighted highest?
There’s a 1400 IP max, so I don’t need a lot of SPs. I can have 9 RPs in active spots on days without starts, so that’s a factor in rostering 9.
I also have Sonny Gray and Kopech in IL spots.
2) Short term to activate Muncy and Bellinger, who would your two drops be? I’m leaning Cease and really unsure about the other. Maybe Alvarado or May? Alvarado seems to be doing a little better in not walking the world recently.
3) Who would your third drop be later assuming Gray gets back soonish? Civale?

Keeks
Keeks
1 year ago

Grabbing Touki in any leagues? Could be returning soon and Braves need starters

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, me neither

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Keeks
1 year ago

Oh, and Mark never replied but he did see the message.. and looked good against the Reds the rest of the series so.. You’re Welcome RazzFam!

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Bellinger is “supposed” to be back tomorrow or Wednesday. Would you activate him in a weekly points league over Santander? Both are out today.

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Alright, I’m in. Cody, please give us more than a couple games this week!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Waiver wire claim for J Polanco?? Drop would be Urias (not as yummy with Wong batting lead off now) or Belt? or just hold?

Whatever
Whatever
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

12 tm mixed obp league:

I am very limited on my FAAB right now ($20 left). Is it worth it to spend a buck to upgrade from Molina to Stassi for C? I hate spending FAAB on C.

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey.

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

sorry for the double comment on Yarborough …messed up the cut & paste …my bad

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
1 year ago

Hope you had a great weekend!
1) Need to eliminate one of these starters from the following:
Cobb @ TB (SON -2.6)
Marquez @ Sea (3.7)
McClanahan vs LAA (7.3)
Yarborough vs Bos (4.0)
I was leaning Yarborough but the Bot disagrees ..trust the Bot?
2) eliminate one of the following SP:
Hendricks vs Cle (9.5)
Minor @ Tex (9.7)
Gausman @ LAA (1.5)
Did someone use water or vinegar instead of oil on the robot?
3) Despite playing well, does Larnach lose PT now that Buxton is back (for now) or does Kirilloff get edged out? I assume probably drop Larnach for someone getting more PT?
I usually trust SON but right now I am leaning Yarborough …would like your opinion
Thanks

hankp
hankp
1 year ago

Grey – Keep 2 ROS for a UTIL slot and a bench bat in a 14 team 5×5. Ian Happ, Jesus Sanchez, and Luis Urias. Thanks

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Pillar vs Kyle Muller
or
Straw vs Keegan Akin?

KevinB
KevinB
1 year ago

Hi Grey!

How much rope are you giving Dylan Cease before? He seems to be giving up 4 or more runs every other start.

KevinB
KevinB
Reply to  KevinB
1 year ago

… before punting him lol

WanderVision
WanderVision
1 year ago

I’m currently 2nd place in a points league. My team is fairly well balanced. I’ve been holding wander this whole time. Would you try to trade for a tip tier player with him? Or ride it out and see what happens. And, if you were to trade him, how high of demands would you make?

Thanks!

WanderVision
WanderVision
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, it’s redraft. If I could possibly score a betts, Soto, darvish, woodruff, something of that caliber? Trying to profit off the hype in case he flops

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

Points league question: Start Ohtani the pitcher (Home vs SF) or Ohtani the hitter (2 vs SF, 3 @TB). Looking to maximize points.

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

16 team points league… H2H weekly,redraft.

Trea Turner, Kyle Hendricks or Trevor Rogers (MIA-SP), Javier Baez and Patrick Sandoval?

thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

is this a decent trade? I would be getting Trea and Hendricks…

Jeffrey Gilden
Jeffrey Gilden
1 year ago

Hey Grey –

Got offered Matt Olson for my Jared Walsh straight up. It’s a keeper league (OBP, HR, R, RBI, SB, SLG). I can hold onto Walsh for two more years at $4. Olson can’t be held. In the middle of the pack now. Should I hold Walsh? – kinda like where he’s headed and the OF elgibility.

Thanks.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

In a keep forever league, drop any of Hentges, Mize, McClanahan, or Long for Ober?

Jr
Jr
1 year ago

Which side you like? 10 teamh2h category dynasty league.

Gausman for Eloy

Thanks!

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
1 year ago

Was gonna start P Sandoval vs TBR … something spook you about the Rays vs a lefty?

ray
ray
Reply to  hungryjacks
1 year ago

Yea, I hated hearing Grey is against it, but I’m going Sandoval over Cobb….TB much higher OPS vs Righties

hungryjacks
hungryjacks
Reply to  ray
1 year ago

I’m starting Cobb too! I’m probably in for it, but Cobb has been great when his splitter is working and I assume he’ll be on point facing his old team.

Grey, I was thinking SON doesn’t pick up on recent improvements so quickly. I’m scraping the barrel here, but think P San might be better bet than other options like Taillon, Heaney, Eflin etc,.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

14T h2h obp & Ks

Current OF:
Harper
Mullins
J Up
J Sanchez

Also start Hampson and B Rodgers

Question: would you replace Hampson or Rodgers to activate Voit

Question 2: would you replace one of my OF with Santander (who’s on the wire)

Thanks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Steve
1 year ago

Would you *drop Hampson or Rodgers to activate Voit (replace wasn’t clear)

Thanks

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

Please order (Saves my only concern): Robles; Taylor; Fulmer. Or is it essentially a 3-way tie.

I know Fullmer has less competition, but I still have confidence that Minnesota will provide many more opportunities. And, to me, unclear what is Minnesota’s order. I’ve used about 6 moves this year between those two.

Thanks.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

Just received a trade offer and wanted your opinion on it.

I give up: Michael Conforto ($19)
I get: Mike Yastrzemski ($12) and $7 in salary cap room, plus a minor leaguer TBD.

Make the deal?

Denver90
Denver90
1 year ago

I need to designate a keeper for next year out of the following by the all-star break. How would you rank these?
Ryu 6th
Urias 10th
Gausman 10th
PabLo 11th
Bassitt 14th
Framber 15th
Peralta 19th

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Streamnator doesn’t Mahle today. What do you think in a roto format? Cruz is dtd. Not sure if he is playing. Buxton is back though. Min has been a tough team to figure which version of their offense shows up.

Michael B
Michael B
1 year ago

I might pickup someone from the waivers, I can afford to wait a bit for them to come up from minors, I just would like to know who the best is of these players, h2h 12 team non-keeper league.
First heres my lineup right now:
C: yermin mercedes
1b: freddie freeman
2b: cavan biggio
3b: justin turner
Ss: trevor story
2b/ss: jonathan schoop
1b/3b: kebryan hayes
Of: mike yastrzemsk, mark canha, adolis garcia, amed rosario, jesus Sanchez, max kepler.
Bench: josh bell, robbie grossman IL: didi gregorius

1: here are some people on the waivers right now are any of then worth picking up for someone on my team? Waivers: Omar narvaez, dylan Moore, austin hays, hunter renfroe, Vidal Brujan, miguel rojas, odubel herrera, Enrique Hernandez, brandon belt, luis urias, willy adames, mike Zunino

Michael b
Michael b
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

1. Is max kepler for sure better then grossman?
2. Is brujan getting called up before bobby wit jr. And is he better?
3. Do you know how long it will be until brujan comes up? Should I add him like immediately? I’d like to not miss out again, grossman is decent but if brujan is really good I’ll add him

Michael b
Michael b
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So given my lineup do you still reccomend dropping grossman for brujan? also Should I do that now or wait for news, he might be grabbed by someone else if theres news

BtheEsq.
BtheEsq.
1 year ago

Need to activate Wander for tomorrow….drop C. Biggio or India?

Will
Will
1 year ago

Crawford is the Kyle Gibson of hitters this season. Both of them are sitting out there on the wire in my league because no one believes they can keep up their current level of performance. But they are…at least for now.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I know. I just keep looking at how far above his career numbers he is currently (.537 slg% vs .399 career slg %, .873 OPS vs career .716 etc) and thinking he’s gonna crash back to earth anytime now. His career high in home runs was 21 in 2015 in 507 at bats, beyond that he’s never even hit 15 home runs in a season before. Do players suddenly get better at age 34?

Also, a question – is Cristian Javier worth rostering given that he’s now only pitching about once a week out of the bullpen? Do you see him back in Houston’s rotation at some point? Thanks.

scoboticus
scoboticus
Reply to  Will
1 year ago

Use Crawford while he’s hitting. Do you have an acquisition limit?

Jason Hastings
Jason Hastings
1 year ago

based on fancy stats, what order would list these 1st basemen on trying to acquire considering potential cost: Rizzo, Alonso and Hosmer? 12tm, 10×10 cats (R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, K, SB, AVG, OBP)

Jason Hastings
Jason Hastings
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Cheers brother

Sano Chance in Hell
Sano Chance in Hell
1 year ago

Grey – Happy Wander Day!

Which frustrating side of this trade do you prefer, 12 team 6×6 (QS)?

Blake Snell or Carlos Carrasco? Thanks!

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

From the nitpick files, you typed while whale in the Jared Walsh blurb instead of white whale.

I Dream of Jean Segura
I Dream of Jean Segura
1 year ago

Ponderings in the dead of night for thy crystal ball…

Is Gallen going to be alright going forward, or will he get pounded a couple more times and then shut down? (McCullers on wire)

Will Yelich start hitting like a 1st rounder, maybe have a big 2nd half? Or is this as good as it gets for old man bad back Christian?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Follow up to previous question. Fulmer or Sims?

stevie
stevie
1 year ago

Happy Monday Grey! I’m hoping you can help me fill in the back end of my weekly lineup.
1. Who would you start between Santander – 3 vs Hou, 4 @ Tor; and Solak – 4 vs Oak, 3 vs KC?
2. I need to choose one more SP and these are the best options ( I know the real answer is none of these!) Allard vs Oak, C. Martinez vs Pit, or Ober vs Cin?
3. Now hopefully Brujan (Wander-lite) gets called up soon!

Acuña Machado Means No Worries
Acuña Machado Means No Worries
1 year ago

Points league where only 4 teams paying attention- who’s the drop for Wander?
Solak, Santander, Hosmer, Soler

Thanks!

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

10 team H2H points league

Which catcher moving forward?

Yermin or G. Sanchez?

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
1 year ago

Great stuff Grey!

Points league… who’s the better stash, Duran, Brujan or Adell? who’s coming up first?

Thanks

RicoSuave
RicoSuave
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you kind Sir!

herschel
herschel
1 year ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start one of these guys this week. who do you like?

blackmon – 2 @ sea, 3 @ mil
upton – 2 vs sf, 3 @ tb
sanchez – 2 vs tor, 4 vs was

thanks!

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
1 year ago

Start Amed Rosario (6 games all road) vs.
A. Alzolay (R)
.K. Hendricks (R)
J. Berrios (R)
R. Dobnak (R)
K. Maeda (R)
J. Happ (L)

OR

Alex Kirilloff (6 games all home) vs.
T. Mahle (R)
W. Miley (L)
J. Mejia (R)
C. Quantrill (R)
S. Hentges (L)
A. Civale (R)

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Drop Gleyber to stash Vidal? Got Crawford and Lindor.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I did it. We’ll see how this goes.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

that’s been my team this year, eff it.

Bish
Bish
1 year ago

Grey,

I need a 2B and an OF for a points league. Who ya got?

2B: Schoop., Polanco, Cronenworth, McMahon, or India?
OF: Pham, Yaz, Teoscar or Walsh?

Thanks!

Bish
Bish
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, Grey! Noticed someone just dropped Wong. Do you like him over McMahon?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Gleyber is not worth holding in a 10 team mixed is he? I can replace him with a closer (which I need). Fulmer, Taylor Rogers or Pete Fairbanks?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok thanks Grey!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Lucas Sims is also available.

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Mondesi to IL…at least they didn’t wait most of the week this time.
Grey, Miguel Rojas has much easier matchups this week, but Josh is batting much higher in lineup…which way would you lean?

ray
ray
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

Mondesi is heading to the IL because he hurt his OTHER oblique. Life is suffering.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  lindorphins
1 year ago

It feels like Mondesi has more obliques than most people.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  lindorphins
1 year ago

life is all about balance

wudaben
wudaben
1 year ago

Need to pick two starters in a weekly H2H points league:

2 Starts:
Alcantara TOR(stripling) & WAS (Scherzer)
DeSclafini @LAA (Heaney) & OAK (kaprielian)
Alzolay CLE (Civale) & @LAD (Kershaw)

1 Start:
Gausman @LAA (ohtani)
Peralta @ARI (Gallen)

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 year ago

Great write up Grey!

Need to lock in my SP’s for the week. Who are your top 3?

Nola @ NYM
Gausman @ LAA
Framber @ DET
Ryu BAL
F. peralta @ ARI

Thanks!
LG

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey!

Chucky
Chucky
1 year ago

Points league SP dilemma for this week: Two start Azolay ( Clev, @LAD), Skubal ( STL, adding a DH, Houston) or Ray @ Miami ( no DH), Rogers v Toronto ( no DH)…actually matching up v each other. Montas @ Tex and Maeda v Clev? Need the best three? Thanks

Philip
Philip
1 year ago

Grey, are you paying attention to Gabriel Moreno in AA. He’s killing it at age 21, basically the best hitter in AA. They played him at 3B last night. Do you think the Blue Jays are considering bringing him up to play third, or at least seeing what he can do there to keep their options open? He looks like the real deal.

LG Baseball
LG Baseball
1 year ago

Great write up Grey!

Need to lock in my SP’s for the week: which 2 would you SIT

Nola @ NYM
Gausman @ LAA
Framber @ DET
Ryu BAL
F. peralta @ ARI

Thanks!
LG

happyharry
happyharry
1 year ago

Grey Man, 12 team, H2H,. Finally dropping Bundy, Please rank-Paddack, McClan, Stripling, Cobb, Sandoval? ty

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

The O’s pitching some Lefty named Keegan Akin. Thinking of waiting to see if the Chas is batting today.

It’s the Chas, it’s the Chas.

scoboticus
scoboticus
1 year ago

Aristides batting 7th. Guess he hasn’t earned the 3-hole yet.

teddybb
teddybb
1 year ago

I had Brujan stashed, not expecting Franco’s call up.
Does this mean that Brujan stays in the minors until September ?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  teddybb
1 year ago

Nah, I think this actually boosts Brujan’s chances and shows the Rays want to win now.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

An exchange with Brujan on social media last night on the Franco news:

Fan 1: You’re next.

Brujan: Amen.

Fan 2: How lonely will you be without your best bud?

Brujan: We’ll reunite soon.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

If Brujan is the play here, do I drop Biggio or Lourdes? I know you’d want me to drop Villar, but I’m bullish on him – plus he’s outplaying both these guys since he became an everyday player

Nitro
Nitro
1 year ago

Ryu for Snell and A Riley. Which side?

steve stevenson
steve stevenson
1 year ago

AL-only: 1) Bauers or Toro? 2) Allard, Flexen, Stripling or Odorizzi?

big league choo
big league choo
1 year ago

13 team dynasty pts

Trade my Yelich/sano/Jordan Montgomery for Bellinger?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Good Day Gray!

Stoked about the Franco news!

Now I’ll need to drop someone to make room for him. Current roster listed below.

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, Amed Rosario
UTL: Adolis
BN: Mercedes, Bohm, Jesus Sanchez
SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Heaney, McClanahan
RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Graveman

IL: Springer, Franmil Reyes, Means, Sonny Gray

NA: W. Franco

Who would you drop?

thanks in advance

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

had a feeling he’d get the cut… was really hoping i’d found lightning in a bottle to start the season, but talk about your regression ferries!

anyway, thanks again!

big league choo
big league choo
1 year ago

dynasty pts lg

Have wander coming up. Who’s my drop

Sano
Mccutchen
Dylan Moore
Ian Happ

sgamby
sgamby
1 year ago

18 team keeper league, would you trade Gallen for Zach Eflin? I’m in the top part of the standings.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ef Eflin… like great you don’t walk anyone, but can you stop giving up hits and homers?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

right when i thought my team is coming out of their season long slump, they go back to continuing having a down year. Love seeing my guys in the Buy/Hold section of anime grey’s videos.

Framber is my first player all year as a Sell – cause he’s the only one playing above his ability right now

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Mr Hung, i share your pain.
My only Sell so far this year, has been my first pick: soto.
This season is just for suffering. I’ve never finished lower than 3rd in the 5 years i’ve been in this league. currently in dead last, with what seems to me a statistically unlikely record of:
32-70-8
is there a support group somewhere?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m currently 9/12… and there’s not much I can do right now unless I make some tough cuts. I needed a big series from Biggio and Lourdes and they didn’t really come through @BAL. I guess it’s too early to give up on upside bats, and instead just put my faith in the fantasy gods and hope for a turnaround.

On the plus side, I should be getting Conforto and Bellinger back this week, I think…

omar
omar
1 year ago

OPS Weekly Cats league. Punting Saves. Have a glut of SPs and I’m looking to roster more non-closer RPs to help with ratios, and maybe boost my lineup a bit. What are your thoughts on this move:

Give: Jazz/Framber

Get: Ketel/Christian Javier

Stat Man
Stat Man
1 year ago

Your Wander projections across categories ROS –

R / HR / RBI / SB / AVG?

Stat Man
Stat Man
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

So better than Soto or Betts? ?

Stat Man
Stat Man
Reply to  Stat Man
1 year ago

Lol

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m taking the under on SB’s. Wander is 27 for 48 in SB attempts in his minor league (5 for 9 this year)career, and a lot of times managers are cautious with running guys when they are first up.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I think the safest prediction is he’s not going to go all Kelenic. His discipline and contact skills are going to see him contribute.