Yacht Rock has polluted my brain. I’m singing Bertie Higgins, dressed like Thurston Howell, III, and wearing deodorant that smells like Pina Colada. And the most frightening aspect of the previous sentence is only one of those statements is make-believe!  Cougs figured since I like blended, virgin pineapple drinks it would be a good idea to buy me Pina Colada-scented Suave deodorant. I walk around all day wanting to lick my armpits! I’m damaged! Even more upsetting, I don’t own Xander Bogaerts (3-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 26th and 27th homer, hitting .308) or Rafael Devers (2-for-4, 2 runs, 25th homer, hitting .327) in any meaningful way. (I own Bogaerts in one league, but it’s my worst league, so it doesn’t matter.)  I briefly mentioned this yesterday, but last year Betts and Martinez put fantasy owners on their backs (no easy feat for some of you), and this year it’s been all Bogaerts and Devers. On our Player Rater, both guys are top ten for the season (Acuña reached the mountaintop, by the by). Incredibly, neither guy has been lucky. Bogaerts upped his walks; has a BABIP in line with career norms; held all batted ball profile marks from previous years, except raised his launch angle and fly ball rate just a tad. Bingo-bango-Bogaerts! Devers’s numbers are new from him at the major league level, but nothing jumps out as a career year and he’s only 22 years old.  Both guys will and should be highly ranked next year. Now, excuse me, while I go lick my armpits. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Carlos Carrasco – Cleared to throw to hitters on Friday. That puts him roughly three weeks away, in the best case scenario. The most realistic scenario is he’s added to the roster in September and works out of the pen to gear up for the playoffs. The “Less likely scenario, but still a scenario” scenario is baseball changes juiced balls to cantaloupes and hitters record ‘fruit salads’ instead of home runs and H2H owners are like, “I need homers and I’m getting fruit salads!”

Jameson Taillon – Had his 2nd Tommy John surgery yesterday. Brutal news. Shows the untold horrors to stamp card usage. What some guys will do for a free third Tommy John surgery.

Kolby Allard – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.50. When Allard was called up, I grabbed him in one deeper league and so far I haven’t started him in either of his starts, because I like having nice things and I don’t know if Allard’s nice. It was an AL-Only league, by the by, so I’m not even really using Streamonator for him, I’m justing going whee from the seat of my pants like an infant.

Danny Santana – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer.  And you thought Dannys Antana was done! I actually did think he was done. I said to sell him a few weeks ago, and didn’t really believe his breakout. Of course, I’d own him, though, if he’s hitting. Then again, I don’t know if one good game in the last week “is hitting.” At UC Davis, they called me The Hedge Master in agricultural landscape class.

Nomar Mazara – 2-for-4, and his 17th homer, and 2nd homer in three games.  All praise the Mezuzah!

Elvis Andrus – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and 2 steals (24, 25). Maybe Elvis is running so much because he’s trying to leave the building. (If you threw your computer out your window after that, I wouldn’t blame you.)

Gio Urshela – 1-for-4, 1 run, hitting .335, as he bats third. As frequent commenter, Silent Heat, said yesterday, “Sometimes I like to imagine the parlay odds of Gio Urshela and Bryan Reynolds winning the AL and NL batting titles.” I’d retire to Florida, buy the Queen of Versailles’s house, put a dome over it to reduce mosquitos and humidity, and live happily ever after.

Gary Sanchez – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .235. Since we were speaking of batting averages (Silent Heat and I were), Sanchez is really starting to seem like a .230 hitter, if that good.

Renato Nunez – 5-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, hitting .246 with four singles for the Juan Pierre-drove-his-cycle-to-a-strip-club cycle!

Logan Morrison – Called up by the Phillies. *sounding it out* Low….gen Mo…reese…son…Damn, where do I get info on this fresh-faced call-up? I gotta check out this guy’s scouting grades!

Jake Arrieta – Hit the IL with an elbow injury. If I had a nickel every time someone tried unsuccessfully to pitch through an elbow injury, I’d have close to a buck fifty and would be able to pay for this meter I’m standing in front of. Could someone Western Union me a dollar in coins?

Bryce Harper – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th homer, hitting .253. Whew, good thing they locked him up for 13 seasons, he’s only being outhit by *checks notes* Trey Mancini.

J.T. Realmuto – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 17th homer, hitting .277. Catchers are so bleh, but I did notice today (yesterday for you) that Jerry Tomato is the number one catcher on the Player Rater and it’s not close. Might be the 1st time a catcher’s done that in back-to-back years in a while. (Posey maybe? I’m not sure, tee bee aitch.)

Cole Hamels – 2 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 3.69. That’s now two of three terrible starts for him since he returned from a month-long injury. As they say in the restaurant business, he might be cooked. I’d be worried about starting him in his next start, except it’s oh so juicy (vs. San Fran).

Jose Altuve – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 22nd homer, hitting .307. Altuve’s has a big 2nd half going: .375, 12 HRs, 2′ 6″.  Vs. a 1st half: .262, 10 HRs, 2′ 4″.

Yuli Gurriel – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 24th and 25th homer, hitting .306. He’s near-top 30 for all players on the Player Rater, and was likely outside the top 300 two months ago.

Yoan Moncada – Starting a rehab stint in Charlotte. Damn, she was always the prudish one!

James McCann – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .288. Gotta be careful about throwing one right down the pipe to McCann.  (Hehe. What, I’m juvenile.)

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-5, 3 runs and his 20th homer, and 2nd homer in five games. Okay, so it’s not quite Yuli Gurriel or Gleyber vs. the Orioles, but hopefully Eloy’s coming out of his nearly season-long slump.

Paul DeJong – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 20th homer, hitting .250. Colonel Mustard with the cue ball in the corner of a large room!

Brad Keller – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.10. Had a no-hitter going into the 6th until things went sideways. Keller had a 2.12 ERA in July, and has a near-9 K/9 in August (really cherrypicking here). He goes Balty-more next, the Streamonator hates it, and, I’ll be honest, I’m not starting him, but could see it being okay (full-throated endorsement).

Alex Dickerson – 0-for-1, 1 RBI as he activated from the IL. The good news is the Giants got back their best hitter. The bad news is Alex Dickerson is their best hitter.

Mike Yastrzemski – 1-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. He hit his 13th career HR in his 68th career game; his grandfather, Carl, needed 174 games to get 13 HRs. And Mike barely makes a blip on radars. Different game today. Blech, get off my lawn!

Sean Manaea – Expected to make only one more rehab start. Time to stash, you stashers! Not a big fan of stashing injured pitchers, but Manaea’s pitched well in rehab, and I could see a fresh Manaea pitching decently in September.

Homer Bailey – 7 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.22. I believe I said I liked Bailey better than Cashner after both of their trades. This is the saddest victory lap in the history of fantasy sports.

Matt Chapman – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 26th and 27th homer, hitting .255. While Matt David Chapman trotted around the bases, he muttered something about Jodie Foster. Weird.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 27th homer. Thought The Jelly Donut of Swat retired, so this is good to see. He hadn’t homered in two weeks, which means he hadn’t done anything in two weeks.

Edwin Jackson – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 8.62, which is also the number of teams he’s been on. It’s a fun fact. The other day I made fun of Donkey Teeth for ranking Edwin above Porcello in his top 100 starters, but, ya know what, mea culpa, Porcello is the dog doo.

Miguel Sano – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, that’s in only 250 ABs. Ya know, the ol’ 45-homer pace. As some have pointed out in the comments, Sano is absolutely beasting vs. the weird ones (lefties), and barely scratching the latitude of the Mendoza Line vs. righties.

Mitch Garver – 1-for-5 and his 23rd homer. Mitch Garver becoming Mike Piazza this year is really something. I will call you, Mitch Piazza.

Kyle Gibson – 5 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.28. Glad I benched him for this start, but I legit don’t know why I even own him.

Matt Albers – 2/3 IP, 0 ER and his 4th save, ERA at 3.86. Fatt Albers looks like he has the lead for the Brewers’ closer job while Hader struggles. Though, it’s just hard to look around Albers. Wouldn’t drop Hader yet, unless you’re looking for a closer-cum-social media manager.

Trent Grisham – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .314. He hasn’t been as good as Boba Chette, but that’s unfair expectations. Grisham’s been leading off, and hitting.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 27th homer, a walk-off shot. I hear this upside-down airplane stamp is priceless, and I’m going to foolishly leave it by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Ryan McMahon – and his 14th homer, 2nd homer in three games, and the Rockies play a ton of home games in the final six games. Hey, I’m not telling you how to manage your fantasy team but–Wait a minute, that is what I’m telling you.

Robbie Ray – 2 IP, 1 ER but left after tweaking something in his between-inning warmups. You might want to form a Ray’er circle.

Corey Seager – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. He reminds me of a giant Saltine cracker.

Justin Turner – 3-for-5 and his 21st homer, and 4th homer in three games, hitting .292. Damn, he’s red hot, and he’s also hitting well.

Edwin Rios – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. The Dodgers could send the Marlins’ hitting and Orioles’ pitching out on the field and win 100 games. Edwin Rios did hit 25 HRs in Triple-A, but, really, who hasn’t?

Clayton Kershaw – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.63. Kershaw’s the blinking white guy meme pitching against the Marlins thinking about how the Mets, Phils and Nationals get to face them 75 times a year.

Dillon Peters – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38. In one deeper mixed league, I grabbed Peters on Sunday for his two-start week, and, boy, are my arms tired! I’m intrigued by every pitcher who throws junk and no fastball. Peters has four pitches that he spreads around with a barely 90 MPH fastball. Likely nothing more than a 7 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 4.00 ERA pitcher, but in lean times comes Sizzlean.

Aristides Aquino – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .372. Just sent a letter to the Reds organization offering to stand on a ladder near Aquino dressed in a tree costume in case lightning tries to strike him.

Freddy Galvis – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer. Fine, he is the type to wild out with a schmotato run, but he should not even be playing for the Reds. Freddy Galvis: Resident Prospblock.

Trevor Bauer – 4 1/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 4.12. Bauer should launch himself into stands. Holy f**king f**k. You see asterisks, I see ‘uc.’ Glad I only committed one league to this drone-flying piece of garbage. Can we put Bauer on the Elon Musk rocket with Grimes and send them all to Mars? Damn it! I’m going to take a nap… *closes eyes, three seconds later, claps hands* …I’m back and it still hurts!

Adam Eaton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .284. He hit a three-run homer off Bauer, because, of course, he did.  What’s eating you, Trevor Bauer, Adam Eaton?!

Anthony Rendon – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer, hitting .318. Fine, Trevor Bauer, a home run off Rendon, but Adam Eaton? You imbecile!  I think I might need a stress test.

Max Scherzer – Feels ready for major league action. I do too every time I sit down with my pistachios and La Croix.  Scherzer and I, one and the same!

Tommy Pham – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer. Ha! Pham is so committed to this narrative he set-up in 2018. Last year, he injured himself, appeared to be done for the year, then came back and tore the cover off the ball for the last six weeks. Sound familiar? You better hope it does, if you own him.

Avisail Garcia – Hit the IL with an oblique strain. Mean’s while, Pham’s out here swinging one-handed like he’s The Fugitive.

Blake Snell – Played catch on Wednesday. Brandon Lowe held a boombox that played Cat’s in the Cradle and everyone was choked up.  Thanks for making time for a game of catch, Snell!

Fernando Tatis Jr. – Headed to the IL with a sore back. *Grey turns bottom lip down* Person passing, “Do you need a hug?”  Me, “Yes. Figuratively. Don’t touch me.”

Francisco Mejia – 2-for-3, 2 runs, hitting near-.500 in the last week. Hot schmotato alert!

Cal Quantrill – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.23. Quantrill is a starting-at-home Streamonator call, and his next start is a road start, so buh-bye.

Mark Melancon – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 4.18, then Jerry Blevins got his 1st save. That’s perfect; the Braves’ bullpen is Leave it to Blevins.

J.D. Davis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd steal, hitting .310.  Hitting near-.350 in the last week and has four homers in the last ten games. Casino pit boss, “The schmotato plays!”

Amed Rosario – 4-for-5, 1 run, 1 RBI, hitting .281. With McNeil sidelined, Amed led off yesterday. That would be great for him, but I’m sure Mickey Callaway will figure out someone else to hit leadoff. Maybe Matt Kemp.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.33. Best road start of the year for Matz, which, of course, naturally, was on my bench. Sonavabench! Mets pitchers have me not knowing what’s coming or going like Jennifer Connelly in Requiem for a Dream. I feel almost as stupid as Mickey Callaway, who pulled Matz after 79 pitches. Don’t worry, I had Seth Lugo (1/3 IP, 5 ER) in my lineup. Lowercase yay! Lugo hadn’t allowed 5 ER in a game since June. Dot dot dot. Of 2018. I’m charmed!

Jeff McNeil – Hit the IL with a hamstring strain. This is the worst strain to a squirrel since the Great Acorn Famine of 1912, when acorns were being hoarded by the government to feed William Howard Taft.

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Bobo
Bobo
3 years ago

Would you add marwin over anyone here in a points league?

Eloy
Tauchman
Dannys Antana
JD Davis
Didi
Hiura

Trader
Trader
3 years ago

AA Sanchez mirage exposed. Kinda knew it. A’s different than previous opponents plus on the road. Would like to blame cool whip but we are the only ones making the final decisions. Fun times!

Curious George
Curious George
3 years ago

Is my jd Davis plus bo Bichette too much for his kris Bryant?

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

He will be able to keep Bo in the 24th…

But I have no use for him since I have Bregman, tatis, and machado and have better keepers available in our keep 2 league

Curious George
Curious George
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks, Grey!

Jordan Otte
Jordan Otte
3 years ago

Tomorrow morning, Grey is gonna tell everyone Teheran is trash and not to touch him when he hits waivers. In a couple weeks, all you guys that can’t lay off his 3.71 ERA are gonna remind us he’s trash.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Mini rant – seems like my team is 1-10000 with RISP today – the only hit was Bellinger’s HR

Tonight I’ve seen Lindor & JD Davis come up short constantly with ducks on the pond. Kingery will hopefully avoid the golden sombrero. I do have Yordan tonight v. Fiers and I’m benching Fiers so you know what’ll happen… CG SO for Fiers!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m hoping Yordan goes bonkers tonight

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

In semifinals, thinking of dropping one of these streamers for Matt Albers as I needs holds and potential saves.
Who would you drop knowing you’ll need some matchup arms for a potential finals appearance next week?
Teheran
Fiers
Folty
Plesac

Good Bob
Good Bob
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I know, but the benches are deep and it’s easier to hold onto streamers and okay the matchups. Thanks a lot!

Good Bob
Good Bob
3 years ago

Started thinking about keepers and was curious. Wondered which one you wouldn’t keep in a 6×6 OPS/QS:

Bellinger
Soto
Devers
Alvarez

Your advice over the years has made me very successful. Thank you so much.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Is Ray’s DL stint supposed to be long-ish? I wasn’t enamered with Ray (Ball 4) even before this injury.

In my league, we have 1-DL slot (currently with Snell), and I’m already stashing tis — so I think Ray is probably droppable so I will try managing with a streaming slot. Tomorrow’s candidates: – SON likes Leake (vs SF); and Velazquez (vs SD)
– SON hates Wainwright (@ Cin) and Houser (@ Wash).

Do you think I should retain Ray? If not, which of these gems should I use?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

If not obvious, “tis” is Tatis.

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Sale or Syndergaard for ROS? Thank you.

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  DonnieB
3 years ago

In a keeper league, given Gallen for one of them? Sale and Thor not keepers

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

SOLD!

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: dog days of summer….you on the 90210 reboot? did you watch the original? debating investing time in it or not….

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 years ago

Yeah…jizz. I guess. Never spelled it out before, so don’t know, but I’m assuming we’re talking about the same thing. It was a great slice of Americana today. Thanks for the advice.

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Didn’t want to google how to spell “jizz”. We all make choices. Did want to acknowledge the nod to “Yacht Rock” in your lede. I have a list of 317 songs that I could do write-up’s to, but time got crunched. I hope you accept my apology:)

Slimcompoop
Slimcompoop
3 years ago

What’s good Grey? Went golfing today and got paired up with two old dudes that used “giz” as a metaphor for backspin. Also, they told me about all the strip club’s they’ve been kicked out of within the area. Good company (insert squinchy face emoticon).

I’m currently sitting through a first round bye in my 12-team, H2H, keeper league and have two questions…

Nunez or Aguilar ROS?

Diaz or Rojas ROS?

Appreciate you!

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Buehler has been on a pattern since the All Star game with every third start being a dud. So enjoy the next two weeks before he torpedoes your fantasy H2H playoff push.

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Sad, but true. Fire up the bot then.

Dr Easy
Dr Easy
3 years ago

My RCL team is as injury-prone as inspector Clouzeau. I have 4 guys on the IL, and obviously only have IR slots for 3 of them. Is any of these guys droppable, or should I hang on to all of them, at the cost of burning a bench slot:

Mondesi, Woodruff, Avisail, Robbie Ray.

I’m tempted to hang on to all of them, given that there isn’t much worth picking up on waivers (I’d probably be using the gained slot for streaming pitchers, as I’m behind in my IP), and given that Avisail’s injury doesn’t seem to be too serious.

Thanks!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

Let me preface this question with the fact that my 1B situation is a black hole since Encarnacion got hurt. Who do you roll with in roto ROS:

Vogelbach or the combined platoon of Adams/Kendrick

I’m actually leaning with the Nats – thanks!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Aquino!!!!!!!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

No just carryover from yesterday!!

Watts
Watts
3 years ago

choose one

Lamet @Phi this week, vs Bos next
Houser @ Wsh this week, @ Stl next
Lyles @ Wsh this week, vs Ari next
McKay vs Sea, @ Bal both next week
Dak Hudson vs Mil, vs Col both next week

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Was offered Judge and Mallex for Hunter Dozier. Take it? Would be dropping Brian Anderson. Do you think Judge puts up better stats ROS than Dozier? Thanks!

HappyJax
HappyJax
3 years ago

Best 2 to pick up for what’s left of ROS & Playoffs (12-team H2H cats):
J. Lyles, A. Houser, V. Velasquez, P. Lopez, M. Montgomery, J. Cueto
Thx.

J-FOH
J-FOH
3 years ago

I’m watching your Blown Away show. Been waiting for an Irish Tommy Lee Jones to show up

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

It was ok. I prefer the tattoo shows but that is more my interest. It was similar in that the best artist doesn’t win. Bruce Vilanch was not nearly as good as that guy but the theme was more about women can be as good as men instead of who is the best artist. Very Canadian of them.

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’ve known a bunch of glassblowers. They made bongs.

Side note: I had a pipe that used some chemical for effect that was very dangerous. Super cool looking but only done by the backwoods blowers. I wish I still had that “art” piece

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

RIIIIIGHT?!?!?!?!?!

Seriously though I knew she would win because the tone of the event went towards the female’s making it in a man’s world. The guy that lost though could blow like no other….wait that didn’t come out right

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

which is funny because she doesn’t like sausage

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

What do you think of Josh Rojas? He was tearing up AAA before his callup and seems to continuing his pace. Have you looked at him at all? Looks like a speedster with some pop. Lost McNeil & Tatis this week… would you try Rojas over Kipnis, Demeritte or Toeoacar?

Thanks

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Steve
3 years ago

probably over all of them assuming he keeps getting playing time. def over demeritte and teoscar when he’s not hot. i was going to say kipnis went cold again, but just HR’d just now.

JP
JP
3 years ago

Yuli/Franmil or Benitendi/Tauchman?

Dave D
Dave D
3 years ago

I predict a perfect game or something close to it by Reynaldo Lopez tonight in ANA. The Angels will make him look like HOF material.

pizza5788
3 years ago

I have Dustin May but sounds like he could be going to the bullpens. Would you pick up Manea or Lamet?

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
3 years ago

I have both Hader & Doolittle on a team. Who is the preferred handcuff: Albers or Hudson?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

Schertzer may come off DL this weekend. Who should be cut – Aaron Sanchez; Wade Miley; or Dustan May?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Also Gallen (Boyd a FA) — compare Gallen to Boyd; May; and Miley?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I also don’t trust Boyd, but SON loves his next two starts (I’m not sure why); +$22 (vs TB) and +$15 (@Min. Barrios). Gallen’s next starts are $12 (vs SF & Baumgartner) and $-1 (@ Milw).

So you would take Boyd over Gallen, right?

Ghost of Grady Little
Ghost of Grady Little
3 years ago

If you had to pick a 2nd keeper for next season right now, who is it?

Verlander (costs 3rd rnd)
Bieber (11)
Ketel Marte (6)
Boba chette (10)
Eloy (10)

My other keeper is Yelich. This is a long way of me asking if there’s any chance at all I keep Eloy. He would be the 2nd or 3rd guy cut if I need to, but life can come at you fast in a 1 week head to head playoff scenario.

Bob
Bob
3 years ago

Someone just dropped McKay. Do I add him over Wood or ReyLo?

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Getting back to my gibson comment. He had 6 starts spanning 37+ innings vs kc, det, cws this year. 3.38 era, 1.13 whip, 40 k, and 4 wins vs them. Twins have 26 games left against those teams.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Me too. I kept him on my team because I saw the schedule. Let’s hope he comes through for us.

Matthew
Matthew
3 years ago

Catcher question-Everybody loves catcher questions, right??! I’m in a shallow keeper points league. I have Grandal as C but am tired of getting nothing from that position. Mejia is available on waivers. Is that a decent swap factoring in this year and keeper value? Or do I need to be patient and wait Grandal out?

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
3 years ago

I owned the combination of Ryan Pressly and Seth Lugo on two teams, and had at least one of them on 4 more. On one of them I also had Hamels and Melancon, taking me from 1st to 3rd in that league.

The Lugo outing was brutal: walk, Adam Duvall lines an eye high fastball for a single, Camargo jam shot, Inciarte half swing bloop, Flowers infield “hit” that should’ve been E3, Acuna broken bat flare, Albies seeing eye single.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Understandable, explaining the misfortune of a setup man does not make for the scintillating morning write ups to which we’ve grown accustomed.

Braves UK
Braves UK
3 years ago

Hey Grey/DT,

Have lost Tatis to the DL in a 15 team OBP league.

Two best ww replacements look like Jon Berti (Coors this weekend) . Or Luis Urias (better line up).

Any preference for the next few weeks?
Thanks!

Braves UK
Braves UK
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Done. Thanks as always!

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Start or sit Caleb at home vs Dodgers?

Smitty
3 years ago

Looking ahead to next week 5X5 Roto – leading in ERA & WHIP, but need to compete in W’s & K’s.
How do you rank these starts:
Ed Rod @ SD
Gallen @ Mil
Keller vs Cinn
or take a chance on these 2 start donkeys? (no offense DT!)
Allard vs LAA & @ CWS
E. Hernandez vs Phi & @ Atl
Thanks Boyz!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

Drop Melancon for Joe Jiminez? 50 move limit league and Im at 31. Need another closer but hate blowing moves on closer adds.

Bim
Bim
3 years ago

I currently own Wood who is at home vs STL this weekend. Would you drop him to stream Lamet @ Phi instead?

Murph
Murph
3 years ago

Grey!
Skating away with a 15 point lead in my money league thanks in large part to YOU brother. so THANK YOU
Question =- Caleb Smith vs Dodgers or Aaron Sanchez vs Oak – today AND ROS?

Murph
Murph
Reply to  Murph
3 years ago

Also have Gallen in case he is a cut over Caleb….

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

Drop Domingo Santana for Franmil Reyes?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Justin Ralph
3 years ago

Bryan Reynolds is also available.

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Seoul Train has not been leaving the station much for about a month. Should I drop him and tune into Danny’s Antana instead?

krazyivan
krazyivan
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yea, it’s mainly been the three main outcomes of Walks, Ks, and hard hit grounders into the shift for awhile. Oh well, it sure was fun in the first half owning him.

Now for a little walk on the wild side. Are you trying and Folty for some kind of resuscitated ace act? Supposedly the injury to the elbow will just require it to be cleaned up in the offseason. He told a reporter that his main dilemma is that mentally he couldn’t give 100% to his slider. Now that he’s back he has thrown caution to the wind and went out last outing throwing the slide piece 43% of the time.
Are you in any for any shares?
Thanks

TualatinTwoStep
TualatinTwoStep
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

You think Mejia is a hot schmotato, or is he a 23 year old who is finally figuring things out? I vote the latter, personally.

Mike
Mike
3 years ago

Great column today. Lots of lolzes.

malamoney
malamoney
3 years ago

When I read Mitch Piazza I think Mitch-a-palooza…

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
3 years ago

Ha, nice today! What do you guys think about Manea in Oakland? Would you drop P!esac or Archer for him? Thanks!

Snacks Zillion
Snacks Zillion
Reply to  Snacks Zillion
3 years ago

Grey, saw the blurb about not liking injured stashes but he lit it up last year and Plesac is meh..Archer drives me crazy AF!

pizza5788
3 years ago

Would you pick up Trent Grisham and Drop Domingo Santana?

RICE
RICE
3 years ago

Hey guys!

Looking ahead to next week… Who do you like below as a streamer?

(all home games)
Plesac vs. KC ($12.2)
Maeda vs. TOR ($26.6)
Miley vs. DET ($20.3) & vs. LAA ($?)

Thanks in advance!

Jayrod
Jayrod
3 years ago

Good morning Brazzer friends!!!

Wait, I mean Razzers.. *closes igcognito tab*

I’ve got three offers on the table in an AL Only ROTO 5×5 8tm league for Frankie Lindor. Everyone wants them some Mr. Smiles! This is a keeper league and I’m trying to make the run for 1st. I’m last in SVs and mid tier in Ks WHIP/ERA.

My Frankie for:

A. J Berrios, C Kluber, J Odorizzi, X Bogaerts, T Hernandez, R Osuna

B. J Villar, M Clevinger, M Boyd, W Miley,

C. M Pineda, C Sale, I Nova, A Chapman, M. Smith, M Sano, B Bichette

I need 28 more saves to get to the next guy, not good.. Wins I’m pulling away in already, Ks I can gain. WHIP/ERA biggest climb along with SVs for points.

What do you think?
I’d be dropping Marco Gonzalez and Jose LeClerc if I did any of these.

Thanks for everythign this year!!!
Margarittas on me if I make this jump into first!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Jayrod
3 years ago

Not B. A and C are both a boon for you. I can’t tell which is better.

Jayrod
Jayrod
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

B must read this, because he upped his offer to include Odor now.. Not much better but better.

Yeah I’m leaning A currently. So close though, I like Bichette a lot. But Berrios and Xander are unreal plus keepers for next year…

Jayrod
Jayrod
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I took A. I got him to add in Kevin Kiermaier as well.

Thanks a ton for the input! Can’t wait to cheers you over a championship!
-Jayrod

Joe Beisbol
Joe Beisbol
3 years ago

Are Robles or Walker droppable in my league? I normally hog closers because you can often use them as a trade sweetener, but i have six closers and at least one of those spots is better used elsewhere. Likewise, Christian Walker seems like a high average lower power guy recently. Are either worth dropping for any of these guys:

FA Hitters: Grichuk, K.Seager, Starlin
FA Pitchers: Archer, Houser, M.Keller, Peters, Ross

12-team, h2h, 10-cat, redraft

C – Realmuto, 1B – Rizzo, 2B – McMahon, 3B – Suarez, SS – Trea, OF – Alvarez, Conforto, Springer, Util – Margot; Bench – Walker (fill in if OF not playing or has a bad matchup), DL – Stanton
SP – Castillo, Caleb, Gallen, Lynn, Reynaldo, Stroman
RP – Bradley, C-Mart, Hendriks, LeClerc, Robles, Vazquez

Coolwhip
3 years ago

Trevor Bauer is single-handedly canceling out my ownership of Ryu, completely cucking any enjoyment I would get from his CY season. #neveragain

The Perfect Game
The Perfect Game
3 years ago

Catcher question:

Will Smith, Garver and Alfaro for counting stats ROS – in what order?

Papa Jean Segura
Papa Jean Segura
3 years ago

You Streaming any of V. Velasquez vs. SD, Waguespack vs. Seattle, Montgomery vs. Mets, or Houser @ Washington in a 12er? They’re all just not worth it right?

Saint
Saint
3 years ago

Hello Grey,

My H2H playoffs start the week of 8-26. I’m currently in first place and the top two seeds actually get a first round bye so I’m hoping to not have a match up until the week of 9-2.

Speculative question. Streamonator hates Houser’s next two starts @WAS and @STL. Reports on Luzardo have been excellent and another start today against AAA competition.

Your thoughts on adding either.

Thanks again for your feedback

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
3 years ago

Heytotheheyheyho,

Nobody’s asked about the Heaney start yet today? I love the matchup, SoN loves the matchup, but . . . it’s Andrew Heaney.

LurveYas! (DT may share in this lurve!)

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  sportivetricks
3 years ago

They’ve been asking about it all week. Consensus: nobody trusts it except Streamonator, but everyone’s doing it.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

I know, Cram, I’m just working my way into the convo . . . like a sly dog.

sportivetricks
sportivetricks
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

A cliff jump, for sure.

And our bot friend is the kid up there with us saying, “oh yeah, that’s toooootally deep enough, bro.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I need to root for Heaney to get lit up like a christmas tree so I can secure some pitching categories this week

willie
willie
3 years ago

Thanks as always; great stuff.

What is the drop order for these guys: Hamels, Boyd, Lynn, Gallen, Odorizzi?

Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  willie
3 years ago

Gallen first and Lynn last

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Is Gallen 1st because of innings limitation issue or something else?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Lynn has the 2nd best WAR in the league (according to Fangraphs)… He shouldn’t be on any drop list. Trade list maybe but not drop.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

The Monkey has Justin Wilson now ahead in the committee with the #LGM based on Callaway’s expected strategy last night with Lugo 7th & 8th and then combo of Diaz/Wilson based on matchups… it didn’t work out, but do you concur with the Monkey here?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah Monkey’s reasoning has to do with Lugo being the fireman and acting as “high leverage” as opposed to a true closer

You Win Some, Yuli Some
You Win Some, Yuli Some
3 years ago

Just wanted to share:

6/10/19 11:39 AM ET Acuna Machado Pablo Lopez SP | MIA – Added
Yuli Gurriel 1B | HOU – Dropped 6/10/19

You’re welcome everyone.

You Win Some, Yuli Some
You Win Some, Yuli Some
Reply to  You Win Some, Yuli Some
3 years ago

G PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR R RBI BB IBB SO HBP SF SH GDP SB CS AVG
51 223 206 76 38 17 0 21 40 56 13 0 23 2 2 0 2 2 0 .369

Philomath
Philomath
3 years ago

I’m in need of someone to hold down the keystone for my keeper league future. Looking into your crystal ball, who do you think will be that guy out of L.Urias, I.Diaz or neither of these guys?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Philomath
3 years ago

I prefer Urias

Lovedarooks
Lovedarooks
3 years ago

Need saves. Should i drop Melancon for blevins ?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Lovedarooks
3 years ago

I’d hold

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
3 years ago

Here I am thinking my ratios would be safe this week starting Bauer and Lugo (14 runs in 4 2/3)!

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
3 years ago

Grey,

Pina Colada deodorant aside at least you were not dressed like Mrs Howell.

Even Given Harper’s current numbers I still think that was a great signing.

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

Especially funny today Grey. Bauer finally got you going full on F word! F*ck that guy.

Hopefully Scherzer is back this weekend! The Cal Quantrills of the world aren’t going to get me over the hump…

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Everyone should know by now that Melancon cannot go b2b and 4 in 5. Give the man rest!

BTW, I am proactively benching Melancon today – I forgot to do it yesterday and by the time I remembered, I was in the subway with no reception

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Forgot to mention – Camargo botched a game ending double play off the bat of Alonso… he couldn’t even get 1 out! So there we have bases loaded and 1 out instead of game over

Gary Strasberg
Gary Strasberg
3 years ago

ok. I am now going to have to subscribe. Requiem for a Dream reference in a Calloway dig. I am pissed that I didn’t think of it.

Scuffy McGee
Scuffy McGee
3 years ago

Do we like Rey-Lo at LAA, Smith vs. LAD and Shark at ARZ today?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Scuffy McGee
3 years ago

I like them all in deeper leagues or H2H

Nitro
Nitro
3 years ago

Jennifer Connely mention made me spit out coffee. That scene is “unique”.

Slappy Jack
Slappy Jack
Reply to  Nitro
3 years ago

( ?° ?? ?°)

Wawa
Wawa
3 years ago

Choose two

Lamet
ReyLo
Wood
Smelter

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Wawa
3 years ago

Lamet and ReLo

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
3 years ago

I’m in 8th and out of it, but there’s a second half prize that goes to the owner with the most pts after the All Str Break. I’m currently 90+ innings under the projected total so I’ve got lots there to work with. However, I have a ton of IL players and not enough spots. In a keeper, pts….which of the following are droppable now so I can stream certain positions while I await health?

Tyler O’Neill
Ramon Laureano
Michael Chavis
Jorge Alfaro

My guess is keep all but drop Alfaro (I have Will Smith). Right now I’m also streaming guys like K Seager, M Yazstremski, and Andrew Heaney with daily swaps for the next man up

My main concern is building a 2020 lineup but I’d also like that prize this year too.

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Twins Peaker
3 years ago

Need to know a little more about your league depth and keeper rules. Alfaro and O’Neill seem droppable at first glance.

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
Reply to  Donkey Teeth
3 years ago

Sorry. 11 team 30 deep roster. Those listed above are $1×2 as of 2020. Also $300 cap.

bigbear
bigbear
Reply to  Twins Peaker
3 years ago

How many keepers? Seems like all of them could be dropped for batty calls and streamers of all sorts.

Twins Peaker
Twins Peaker
Reply to  bigbear
3 years ago

Thanks for the reply. Should have also said that up to 30 keepers….essentially if they’re under contract and under the cap, they can be kept.

Rr
Rr
3 years ago

Rank em ros

Smelter
ReyLo
Lamet

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Rr
3 years ago

Lamet, ReLo

aardvark
aardvark
3 years ago

Meadows or eloy ROS

Mike
Mike
Reply to  aardvark
3 years ago

You holding onto chrinos?

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  Mike
3 years ago

Only in deep leagues

Donkey Teeth
Admin
Reply to  aardvark
3 years ago

Eloy for me

Flag
Flag
3 years ago

I’m having a boring Independence Day afternoon here in India, where apparently they are celebrating by honking horns constantly, and happy to read the daily Grey. Dang you write that early – not here, but in California, I mean. Does fantasy baseball make everyone feel stupid? Picked up Urshela, but left Dannys Antana in my line-up. But Danny’s had TWO good games now so it’s just bad, not horrible. Question about Hittertron – Danny’s 7-day projections are off the charts; like 29 ABs and .430 slugging. Urshela’s are quite modest and only 18 ABs and weak slugging I think. Is there a lag in machine learning generally? Seems like HT doesn&#