I wonder what Keith Law aka [email protected] thinks about Yordan Alvarez. *searches through transcripts of Klaw chats, which he calls a Koffee Klawtch* Hmm, that’s weird. He didn’t rank Yordan in his preseason top 100. Prospect Mike had him at 27 overall in the top 50 for fantasy baseball prospects.  “Hello, Mr. Skywriter?  Yes, can I pay you to fly above [email protected]’s home with the message, ‘Oops.’ Where does he live? Hmm, I’ve been training my dog to sniff out bad takes, so I just need a few hours and a box of Milkbones.”  On our Prospectonator, Yordan is ranked in the top 5. Again, with some stank, [email protected] didn’t even rank him in the top 100.  I get it; he’s doing real baseball vs. fantasy. The problem is real baseball has become fantasy. Do people even care about defense anymore?  The Orioles top pick overall is a catcher who is already in talks about moving off that position.  Just one more time — he didn’t rank Yordan Alvarez in his preseason top 100!  Are we even comprehending how crumby with cracker crumbs this is?  Any hoo!  Heir Yordan had 23 homers and a .343 average in 56 games of Triple-A.  I will now laugh myself into coughing fit.  Yo, Yordan, you Babe Ruth?  I know what you’re thinking, how long has he been in Triple-A, is he old?  He’s 21 years old.  No idea of the Astros’ plans for him, and, if by some stroke of the malocchio, he doesn’t hit, I guess he could get sent down. However, I think Tyler White’s done and Yuli Guli sounds like an anime character who can’t hit, so even when George Springer, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa — damn, you wrestling gators in hopes of passing the Yanks for most injured players? — return, I think Yordan is here to stay, and, yesterday, his 1-for-3 with his 1st homer is just the start.  Get him accordingly.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Framber Valdez – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.73.  He was in Friday’s Buy, saying he was a guy who I would own in all leagues.  I’ve now said that I’d own Framber in all leagues about four times.  At some point after the eighth time, it will all click, and everyone will pick him up, then he will defecate the sheets out of us.  Sorry, this Magic Eight Ball is way too detailed.

Wade Miley – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.14.  More like Pi-ley!

Domingo German – Hit the Ineffective List with a made-up injury that will pass once he stops regressing.  Could take anywhere from ten days to three months.

Giancarlo Stanton – Will begin a rehab assignment early next week. I named my sex doll, Ginacarlo; I changed my own name to Greycarlo, and I lived in Giancarlo’s mailbox for three months waiting to see him.  However, I will believe he’s returning when I see it.

Shane Bieber – 1 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.07.  There was a Pride Parade on my fantasy teams this weekend with a float being ridden by the Regression Fairies.  Maybe you saw it on yours too. Standing on the wheel well, Chuck Mangione was playing an instrumental version of Any Major Dude Will Tell You.

Jake Bauers – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .212.  Jake Bauers has been in my queue to be dropped in one league for the last six weeks.  Every time I almost drop him, he’ll go ahead and do something that day and get a new, week-long lease on my team.  Guess I shouldn’t be surprised Jake Bauers brings a false sense of a ticking clock.

Miguel Sano – 2-for-5 and his 6th homer, hitting .246.  That’s six homers in only 17 games.  The more you Sano.

Byron Buxton – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .270.  Buxton makes me want to Weinstein into a plant.

Nelson Cruz – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 4th straight games with a home run.  Been getting some random comments about picking up or dropping Cruz.  Guys and five girl readers, he’s a top 50 bat. Of course, he should be owned.  By the way, he should add the Jr. back onto the end of his name to sound young. Then add another Jr. every 20 years.  By the time he’s 80, he’d be Nelson Cruz Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr.  Now that I think about it, that’s how people should count their ages, like rings around a tree but with Jr.’s.  “In my day, people rarely lived to see four Jr.’s, but now everyone’s a multiple Jr., and we can’t feed the Jr.’s we have.”  That’s a dystopian view of the world of Jr.’s. The answer, of course, is stop Jr.’s from having so many Jr.’s.

Eddie Rosario – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer. I don’t need a personal letter from the Twins organization thanking me for not betting on them to win the World Series even though I kept saying they were my favorites to win it all, but it’s 100% the reason why they’re winning.

Jake Odorizzi – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.92.  “Hey, Joe Buck here for the 90th MLB All-Star Game with your starters Mike Soroka and Jake Odorizzi, though I’m sure Lucas Giolito will relieve him shortly. Now let’s pause for station identification so I can stare at Kyle Schwarber…in the picture in my wallet, because he’s obviously not here.”  Also, to read Coolwhip, Jake Odorizzi fantasy.

Robbie Ray – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.54.  Even at this stage in the season, I still wouldn’t be surprised to see Ray end up with an ERA north of 4.50 or under-3. Not because Ray’s an enigma wrapped in a toga trying to get into a frat party with his brother’s ID, it’s because of his walks.  He harnesses them like yesterday (1 BB), and he could be an ace.  Shizz go sideways and he could be the new blech.

Kevin Cron – 1-for-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs as he hit two homers this weekend.  Kevin Cron isn’t a tall drink of water.  He’s a barrel of mead like you’d see at a Ren Faire.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer.  Lourdes has been the best junior on the Jays.  Snap!

Lucas Giolito – 7 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.28.  The White Sox aren’t a great team, so guess how many wins Giolito has.  Nope, fooled ya!  I set you up real good with the whole “they’re not a good team.”  Giolito’s record is 9-1.  Ha, Giolito’s gonna win the Cy Young.  Exactly as we predicted a day before he made his major league debut three years ago, then forgot we predicted it.  This is also a good illustration of why I say someone like Zac Gallen could win the Cy Young, except it might not be until 2022.

Eloy Jimenez – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 8th homer, and his 2nd homer in as many games.  Now do it for this whole week and we so good.

Yoan Moncada – 4-for-5, 1 RBI, hitting .294.  Has hit in ten straight games with three homers.  Think the main takeaway from Moncada this year is his slumps are not lasting as long, which is promising and better than that Sacramento curry takeaway, A Tisket, a Tasket, Curry in a Basket.

Jorge Soler – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 17th homer. Soler’s cruising into the lead for guys who qualify for the “I Should Own This Guy So Why Didn’t I Pick Him Up All Those Days He Was Available” title.

Robinson Cano – Hit the IL with a strained quad.  Don’t worry, Mets fans, it’s only five years at $120 million; this won’t at all end up terribly.  And, if you’re feeling any sort of FOMO, fans of other teams, Cano will be a free agent again in 2024 when he’s just 41 years old.

Steven Matz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.88. I need him and Wheeler to have the biggest 2nd halves of their careers and they’ve already had some good 2nd halves before.  “Dude, do you want to go 2nd halfsies with me for Grey?”  “Sure, let’s do it.”  This is the imagined conversation I have every morning when I wake up. I’m playing Wheeler and Matz in this scenario.

Noah Syndergaard – 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 2 BBs, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.45, as he took on the lifeless Rox.  You, “Oh, oh, oh, oh, Grey doesn’t like Syndergaard so he always finds a reason to not like him.”  Me, “The Rockies are not a good road team.  Sorry.”  You, “Screw you.”  Me, “You as in you or you as in me.”  “I no longer remember.”

Adrian Sampson – 9 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.72.  Adrian Sampson’s last 5 games: 31 2/3 IP, 1.99 ERA, 30 Ks, 3 BBs, and his velocity is up. Somebody’s been growing out their hair. His control makes him a viable candidate to own, but the Streamonator hates his next start, and rightfully so (@Fenway).  It’s hard to own a guy like him and not start him, especially after his last few starts, but Sampson could be an hair apparent to all-league ownership.

Nick Pivetta – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.93, but only 1 earned run in his last 19 innings.  I told you he was a sleeper! *dodges tomato*  What?  Oh, you drafted him high, then dropped him when he went to the minors, and now someone else in your league has him?  That’s not my fault.  *dodges a head of cabbage* Fine, it’s my fault!  Stop throwing a salad bar at me!

Aaron Nola – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.58.  If only Nola could be more like Pivetta–*immediately looks up, waits* Damn, I thought I might trigger balloons dropping from the ceiling for being the 1st time anyone’s said that.

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 20th homer.  Moistasskiss!

Christian Yelich – 2-for-4 and his 24th homer, hitting .340.  Member when we were scared Yelich hit too many ground balls?  He’s on pace for 57 homers.

Jung Ho Kang – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .137. He needs a trade to the Rays.  Plus, imagine what a hit Jung Ho would be at the 27 local-area Hooters.  Jung Ho, “I bought a BoobyPass which gets me a free drive home after five pitchers.”

Khris Davis – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. Don’t want to say we’re witnessing an apocalyKhris, but he’s not hitting .247. A full six points lower!

Matt Olson – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 9th homer. That’s in 33 games.  Hamate bone? Where we’re going we don’t need no hamate bone!

Rougned Odor – 3-for-4, 1 run, 3 RBIs and his 5th steal, hitting .177.  He did hit .259 last June and .340 last July, which means either something or nothing. Trying to figure out which one gets Odor to punch himself in the face.

Jose Leclerc – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.14, as he worked the 9th in a losing game.  He has around a 1.00 ERA in every inning except the ninth.  Innings 1-8: Leclerc’s money.  9th Inning: Watching Clerks dubbed into French with no subtitles.

Frankie Montas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.84.  I nearly didn’t mention him, which means, not only is he good, but he’s predictably good.

Max Muncy – 2-for-3 and his 13th homer.  After Max hit the Superball into the water, Madison Bumgarner (7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunner, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.83) and Muncy started jawing, because Muncy wasn’t running fast enough.  I have an idea. Baseball should put a moving walkway around the bases.  This way no one can ever get mad again about how fast someone is running, and, obviously, you can only use the moving walkway on home runs. Don’t get any ideas, Pujols.

Trevor Richards – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.31.  He now has thrown five straight solid starts.  Commercial jingle voice, “All you have to do is whistle at T.R. Richards!”

Pablo Lopez – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.26.  Not sure why this only happens with Marlins starters, but I get the sudden urge to imagine I own only Marlins starters on my teams instead of who I have.  This thought experiment is about as helpful as finding out how long a human can watch Netflix before their muscles atrophy.

Sergio Romo – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.48.  Hey, saves are saves, but saves ain’t that, chief. Then, that was followed by Luke Jackson (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.09, 5th blown save) upchucking his own opportunity.  Mean’s while, Craig Kimbrel is imitating the Golden Arches at the Cubs’ extended spring training facility.

Julio Teheran – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.03.  The Teheran rebuild is going faster than any previous administration would’ve thought imaginable.  Before I invest, I would be careful about another bomb taking out built-up goodwill and infrastructure. (Working highbrow allusions!)

Ronald Acuna Jr. – 1-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  Tildaddy says playtime is over!

Yusei Kikuchi – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.99.  Yes, he’s hot garbage that was left in a glove compartment in a car parked on the sun, but I realized something.  Remember last week when I was saying Assmunch was a piece of crap for not starting Ohtani vs. Kikuchi because there was Japanese media there and it was bigger than the game of baseball?  Well, it wasn’t that Assmunch was a piece of crap, he was the biggest piece of crap.  He was holding Ohtani back so he could face Kikuchi for the 1st time in Anaheim.  It was a business decision, and the worst kind.

Edwin Encarnacion – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th and 20th homer.  His agent, the home run parrot on his shoulder, is actively negotiating a trade of Edwin to the Rangers. “Polly, want his no-trade clause waived.”

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 16th homer.  The Jelly Donut of Swat homering days after National Donut Day and on National Donald Duck Day makes him The Jelly Donut of Squawk.

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (4) and legs (1). He was in Friday’s Buy column and…Actually, I think he was, but I forget because he’s super boring.  He does seem hot schmotatoey though.

Tom Murphy – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 6th and 7th homer, hitting .308, and five homers in five games.  Do you see what you could’ve had, Rockies, you stupid, stupid team?  Any hoo!  Hot schmotato alert!

Tommy La Stella – 1-for-4 and his 15th homer, hitting .315.  Wonder who will be the Angels’ All-Star representative, La Stella or Fletcher.

Trea Turner – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, hitting .273. Ain’t trying to kick a gift Treat Urner in his mouth, but has he stolen a base since he returned from the IL?

Brian Dozier – 0-for-4. Didn’t do anything yesterday, but has been hitting near-.450 in the last week with two homers in the last four games, so you know I gots to schmotato that.

Jose Suarez – 4 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.35.  Just looked at Streamonator for Suarez’s next start and it said, “Why?”

Eduardo Rodriguez – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 5.00.  Ed-Rod is a special kind of terrible, in that he’s only terrible when we own him.  Let’s all drop him for his and our sake.

Yandy Diaz – 4-for-5, 2 runs and his 10th homer, hitting .270.  Yandy is almost always the 1st player I suggest you drop when you give me a list of names.  The okay power is, well, okay, but to put it in perspective, on our Player Rater, he was ranked 277th overall going into yesterday.

Brandon Lowe – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer, hitting .288.  Only thing better would be a conversation between a Rays fan and Lil Jon explaining the proper pronunciation on Lowe.

Brent Honeywell – Will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing a bone in his elbow during a bullpen session, as he was working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He will now undergo surgery to see how much of the Tommy John surgery got screwed up from the fractured elbow.  If all is okay, he will enter a bubble until 2020.  By the way, contrary to popular opinion, if you live in a bubble, you do need to dust.  You don’t need to vacuum though.  Also, next year, when anyone says, “Is Brent Honeywell draftable?”  You can reply, “He’s on the bubble.”

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First Time Caller
First Time Caller
3 years ago

Please pick a side on each.

My Stras for his Bryant?
My Albies for his Bauer?
My Albies for his Morton?

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Would you trade Riley for Giolito or Odorizzi or do better?

SwaggerJackers
SwaggerJackers
3 years ago

Devers riding an 0-17 slump. That guy must be cussing up a storm at himself.

Drew
Drew
3 years ago

Which side do you like in 16-team OPS keeper: his Freeman and Paddack for my Abreu and JRam.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Drew
3 years ago

freeman side. jram now not good for about a whole year (except steals)

Drew
Drew
Reply to  The Harrow
3 years ago

you think it’s fair?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Drew
3 years ago

i think it’s fair in the current marketplace, who just over 2 months ago thought jram was worth drafting many slots higher than i’d have said to. abreu also older than the rest of these, but if you can get freeman/paddack for abreu/jram i’d do it quick, another month of jram doing this more and more people actually might notice that he hasn’t been good since maybe early june or late may of 2018.

mex
mex
3 years ago

14 team mixed roto, can keep guys for one year.

My Stanton(can be kept next year) for his Story/Felipe Vasquez.

For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron
3 years ago

JBJ doing much better for the last few weeks or so. 16 teamer with OPS, hits, total bases him or dr. castellanos? have this: (keep 4 a year at previous season’s ADP prices)
C vazquez (might start streaming this)
1B bellinger
2B schoop
SS j.polanco
3B mostsuckass
MI murphy
CI cron (MIN)
LF soto
CF yelich
RF harper (you can see where my keepers almost totally came from)
OF meadows (from price he’ll be a next year keeper)
util (2) otani, tapia (LF)
BN the beef jerky appendage man (2B/3B BAL), castellanos, JBJ (added for today since i didn’t want to stream any pitcher out there, VERY weak SP in FA)

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

Would you add Framber, Pablo Lopez, or Gallen over any of these guys? It’s a 12 team QS.

SP: Paxton, Berrios, Giolito, Paddack, Boyd, Lucchesi, Canning, Reyes, Glasnow (IL)

RP: Wade Davis, Robles

Thank you!

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Alex
3 years ago

def framber and pab lop over reyes (he’s yet to do well in control in AAA, but WILL be MLB starting soon) if redraft league.

Alex
Alex
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
3 years ago

It’s a keeper league, but I anticipate keeping other players besides Reyes. Thanks for the input. I got too excited for Reyes but would have hated to miss something good.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Alex
3 years ago

ok, so keeper but not deep enough for reyes anyway (i’m guessing like a keep 6ish type deal or so), so i’d drop him for what i said. somebody WILL pick him up due to his upside though. i really like reyes for dynasties though, as do pretty much all prospect evaluators and own him all over in those, so i’m not tainted by his injuries or his this year stats (in minors as well as being jerked around starting year in bullpen)

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Now I’m wondering if I can trust Marquez v. SD over the weekend…

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

his schedule is FAR more home games than road. i have him all over and he has horrible luck for like the last 5ish or more week in this.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

he allowed 4 total deepish fly balls today, 3 of them HR’s, that’s just bad luck in any park. one lineout, rest are K’s and groundouts. few BB’s. so he did quite well at least today with bad luck, even for his park.

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
3 years ago

did pivetta find some sort of witch down in AAA and switch bodies with eickhoff? he went south right around the time pivetta went down, and see their results since compared against each other. eickhoff’s K rate is still good (just like pivetta) but those HR’s and BB’s sure turned into pivetta’s downside looked exactly like for a long time (at least some of the time)

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Mordacious Levator
3 years ago

and treat urner is back to paying the bills, TONS of XBH lately.

Jordan Otte
Jordan Otte
3 years ago

Well, Musgrove getting thrown out tonight at least prevented C*nt Hurdle from leaving him in too long and crapping on my ERA more than he’s already managed.

Andre
Andre
3 years ago

Grey! Who do you like better ROS? Alex Reyes or Duplantier? Do you think they each have about the same amount of innings remaining? Thanks!

Db
Db
3 years ago

Do you like Trent Thornton @baltimore or leake @twins
In wins/losses homers given up/k/9

He has Paxton vs mets, beede vs Padres and lambert vs Cubs tomorrow

I have Marquez vs Cubs tonight, paddack @giants tomorrow and Freddy peralta @astros if I choose to start him.

He has sherzer and verlander still slated to go so I’m trying to be aggressive

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Db
3 years ago

beede should NOT be owned ahead of thornton or leake (and i hate leake)

Db
Db
3 years ago

Starting Lynn @boston, Freddy peralta @ Astros, fried vs philles which one do I drop to steam.. Wins/losses/homers given up/k/9

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

Would you trade Dahl and benintendi for one of goldy or ozuna?

Quando
Quando
3 years ago

Choose one

Eickhoff
Hudson
Sandy Alcantara
Pablo Lopez
Mahle
Jurado

goodfold2
goodfold2
Reply to  Quando
3 years ago

pab lop for the win! funny i got that guy in a 30 team league in week 6 of FA bids, that’s the week for all players that weren’t bid on at all or were but bids were later retracted due usually to a team’s budget not being legal. he was unbid on in whichever of weeks 1-5 he was first in. i got him for right over league min (shame i didn’t put more years on it as i could drop him with nearly no cost if he completely sucked or was demoted). i threw 3x the min bid on him knowing he was scheduled to start in a good park, figured he’d be worse than this though, by a lot. now i wish i put 3 years on him rather than 1.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

Start Canning v LAD and sit Darvish @ COL in a QS league?

Jerseyjon
Jerseyjon
3 years ago

Always a great read and many chuckles. Thanks again for all the great advice and humor. Nelson Cruz is on waivers which I put a claim in on but Klug has him at 95 and trade analyzer has him above Mondessi Harper Goldy Rendon and Rosario. How do you see him ros

Jerseyjon
Jerseyjon
Reply to  Jerseyjon
3 years ago

Thanks just thought it odd that Klug and trade analyzer are so far apart on Mondessi and Cruz 6 and 95

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Bieber or Framber ?

stevie
stevie
3 years ago

Trade offer: degrom for meadows. Who you liking here?

stevie
stevie
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you!

Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands
Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands
3 years ago

got some trade offers in same league as far above (15 teamer roto with OPS/QS with 3 year contract cycles, max 18 keepers pre auction online draft, 25 after keepers. 75% of budget is also the max predraft. contracts can be cut with no penalty at any time, FA are 10 in year 1 when you pick them up. prospects’ 3 year clocks don’t start till the season they first go over 130/50 at bats/innings. budgets go up )

Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands
Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands

shit, more coming, didn’t mean to send that yet.

Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands
Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands

crap, the other owner had sent 2 otani hitter to me trade ideas. the earlier one is fairly complicated with contracts and such. but he refuted it later, currently the only thing on the table is:
his otani hitter (1 buck, year 2 now)
g.holland (honestly i’m probably at least till kimbrel is up, maybe even after sticking with the 5 guys i got anyway over dropping one of them for holland, 10, year 1)
for my y.alvarez (10, 0)

budget this year during draft was 327 (it goes up 5% a year, so 245 was the max money kept predraft this year). guys that cost 1-19 and end year 3 (like judge) can only be max bid next year up to 30 max (and i can match that).

C vazquez (10, 1)
1B cron (MIN, 5, year 1)
2B baez (SS, 25, 1)
SS bregman (3B, 30, 1)
3B kingery (SS/CF 10, year 1)
LF tapia (10, 1)
CF desmond (1B/LF 9, 2)
RF bader (CF, 13, 1)
util (2) mcneil (2B/3B/LF, 4, 1), y.alvarez (LF, 10, 0)
BN: r.nunez (1B/3B, 10, 1), laureano (CF, 10, 2), cooper (RF, 10, 1)
DL: stanton (LF/RF 51, 1), judge (LF, 5, 3), moreland (1B, 10, 1)
NA (10): x.edwards (5, 0), lux (10, 0), n.lowe (10, 0), hiura (10, 0), a.gimenez (10, 0), brujan (10, 0)
SP: maeda (9. 1), verlander (30, 1), paxton (30, 1), heaney (1, 0), lucchesi (9, 1), toussaint (10, 0)
RP (5): hand (10, 3), robles (10, 1), buttrey (10, 1), barnes (10, 1), strop (10, 1)
NA: patino (10, 0), luzardo (10, 0)

Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands
Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands

and ryu (10, 2)

Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands
Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

the other one was probably worse (i found it in the alert email, i had saved it as i know owners (some) flip flop all over the damn place (send a deal, retract it less than a day later even though nothing changed in the players at all)), my judge + hiura for sale (42, 1) + otani hitter (1, 2). i already have great pitching here is why and don’t need to clog up 16% of my predraft keeper budget with sale’s price while losing an at most 30 year 1 next year judge when he gets max bid by somebody. interesting on otani effectively being worth less than y.alvarez (even if we just drop holland), maybe since it’s only the hitter otani, but man TRON (all kinds of TRON) love that dude. it’s why this is like 1 of maybe 3 dynasties where i don’t have otani already. i def drafted otani (both in espn/fantrax) and hitter otani only (yahoo)in every non dynasty this year. those y.alvarez AAA numbers are bat shit though, AND his trade value might only go up (could go down too though depending) shortly.

JP
JP
3 years ago

Trade Trout/Chirinos/Keuchel for Springer/Realmuto?

Maximumxpower
Maximumxpower
3 years ago

What do you think about dropping Michael Chavis for Lourdes Gurriel Jr?

Jr
Jr
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

In a 10 Team h2h dynasty league, who would you take? Altuve or J-Ram? It’s an obp league with walks as a counting stat. Thanks!

Bushwick Bill
Bushwick Bill
3 years ago

RIP Bushwick! Porcello or Plesac?

LenFuego
LenFuego
3 years ago

Hard to believe I am really asking this … but … in 5×5 12 team weekly roto in which my biggest need is HR/RBI/AVG and I have no real need for SBs, should I start Jose Ramirez (5 games) or Rougned Odor (7 games) this week?

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hmmmm. In JoRam’s last 343 at-bats, he is hitting .187 with 6 HRs. That is almost two-thirds of a season worth of at-bats …. that is not a slump … that is a new player. I have lost my faith.

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
3 years ago

Can I bug ya for a trade question? Great thanks! would you swap bryant for snell and kenley? My other pitchers are Giolito, Buhler, Castillo, Folty, and Darvish just had smith go down, have clevinger and glasnow on IR

replacement 3b would be sano or senzel

thanks for always doing this

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Reinforcements arriving this week. Streaming Bots’s bat in Coors and picked up Cooper. Today is his 5th start at 1B so we should get some position eligibility there soon in Yahoo leagues.

avogt555
avogt555
3 years ago

10 team mixed 6×6
Was just offered Blackmon(OF) and Davis (RP) for my glasnow (RP/SP) and 1 of any of my hitters. I know you aren’t high of Glasnow coming back from forearm problems, so I think I should take it, just unsure of which hitter to give up. Thanks for all your content!

My team is…
C Contreras
1B Freeman
2B Baez
3B Muncy
SS Story
IF Mondesi
OF Hoskins
OF E Rosario
OF Dahl
OF conforto
UT Ozuna

RP L Jackson
RP Greene
RP Colome
RP/SP Chirinos
RP/SP Strahm (IL)
RP/SP Glasnow (IL)
SP Boyd
SP Giolito
SP Marquez
SP Bieber
SP Ryu
SP Soroka

avogt555
avogt555
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Forgot to add, Would you rather have W Davis or hold with the closers I have?

Sinkhole Demayo
Sinkhole Demayo
3 years ago

tapia is winning the war today, that’s twice in a row since principal blackman is back that he’s starting over desmond. we’re back on the desmond drop train questions.

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto. need to start three of the following. who do you like?

flaherty – @ nym
matz – vs stl
miley – vs tor
framber – vs tor
lucchesi – @ sf
fried – vs phi

thank you!

BigToeCrusher
BigToeCrusher
Reply to  herschel
3 years ago

Should I drop Brendan Rodgers and Chavis in a 10 team 6×6 OPS with MI, CI to stream?

Teacher Man
Teacher Man
3 years ago

Yo, G,

I’ll be getting Dozier back in my ten team HH ops, k’s league. I picked up Bruce as fill-in (lucky pick over last week). Should I keep Bruce or pick up Lowe?

Cheers,

TM

Teacher Man
Teacher Man
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Gracias

Crazy J
Crazy J
3 years ago

Using your Magic 8-Ball, is David Dull ever going to get hot?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Crazy J
3 years ago

Starting tonight!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves
Reply to  Crazy J
3 years ago

this has to be kidding, dahl has been hot as shit for awhile now already, even OUT of COL.

Crazy J
Crazy J

He’s on FIRE… and that SPEED… excuse me while I faint

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

One more – look into your crystal ball and tell me if the Rockies will ever stop Rockie-ing and start playing Rodgers every day!!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Only one I can think go them not doing it with is Story but that’s only b/c they had no choice with Reyes suspended. Absolutely infuriating!

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
3 years ago

Would you drop any of these guys for Framber Valdez?
Sonny Gray
Mike Minor
Hansel Robles
Pedro Strop
Brandon Woodruff
Zach Eflin
Alex Reyes

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Really? So much promise though. Ugh anyone else you would consider?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

ROS in roto – Dozier or McMahon?

Thanks!

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Haha – meant Brian but thanks!

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

Craziest La Stella facts:

-.289 BABIP
-41% hard contact (31% last yr) + 11% soft (20% last year)
-Despite launch angle change, cut his 14% 2018 K rate in half.

I don’t think any of us believe in him . . . but kinda having trouble justifying why not!

leon
leon
3 years ago

Moncada or conforto? 18 man keeper 7×7. thanks!

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

Slumping solid bat batty call for the week . . . would you start:

Matt Chapman ($8+ tron, 3 games @TB, 3 v SEA, but 45% K rate last week) or
Paul DeJong ($14 tron, [email protected], 4 @NYM including degrom and thor, hitting .192 last 30 days)

Thanks!

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

Thanks!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
3 years ago

yo I have first world problems… my leaguemates went on a dropping spreeee right now between my 3b of and double UT…I can use Bryant, Sano, Dahl, Senzel, A. Garcia, Yordan, Ohtani, Cruz and C. Cron oh and Judge on the IR

12 team 5×5 obp h2h

and on the waiver wire there is Donaldson, Puig and Eloy

keep what I have or make any swaps?
Currently playing the matchup game for players other then Cruz and Bryant slash im starting yordan this week for funs

braves uk
braves uk
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

15 team OBP roto.

Need to bring back Didi Gregorius off the IL. Drop Verdugo, Chavis or Gregorius?

Not ROS but i have max 55 pick ups for rest of season so ideally wouldn’t make another for a few weeks.

Thanks!

braves uk
braves uk
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Awesome, thanks

Mookie Wilson 1
Mookie Wilson 1
3 years ago

10 team 5×5 NL only, ZDavies or NPivetta ROS?
Thanks

krazyivan
krazyivan
3 years ago

Need a hitter to stream this week and deciding between

Walker (hitting better of late and has better splits away from the humidor-this week all 7 on the road. Negatives are don’t know how many games Cron will replace him and two starts are against Scherzer and Strausburg)

“I’m on a Bote”- Love the first three games in Coors. That’s about it. The negatives are hits low in the lineup, may split time with all the other Cubby rotation pieces and has to go to LA later in the week to face all the Dodger aces.

If you had to pick one who would it be?

Buster Moon
Buster Moon
3 years ago

swap D. German for Paddock?

baby seal
baby seal
3 years ago

or any of the above *for these other dudes

Whatever
Whatever
3 years ago

Playing for next year in my keeper (12 team mixed with obp). Trade Xander @26 dollars for a $5 Scooter? 2020 salary.

baby seal
baby seal
3 years ago

Grey!

Picked up Perez who was recently dropped for his 2-stepper this week. What do you think?

I am still holding Strahm, despite my 2 IL spots being taken. I know he’ll get picked up immediately if I drop him. Was considering packaging him in a trade.

How would you rank: Perez, Strahm, Pena, Duplantier, Sampson, Valdez? Can just rank top 3 or whatever.

Also holding Lebroke. Would you drop him or any of the above these other dudes, or try and stash a Gallen / Luzardo; speculate on C Mart for saves?

– league: 12-team H2H 5×5, 4 bench spots, 4 moves per week.
– (going vs my good friend this week–we’ve been neck-and-neck all year and want to win this one for bragging rights!)

Thanks!!!
– Baby Seal

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks Grey!

I can stomach holding Strahm, since it seems his “injury” is just
workload management and I’m gucci on injuries atm… *crosses fingers* …

Between dropping Lebroke and seeing how Perez does this week–think I’m good on potential moves for now.

Cheers!

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

My RP situation getting a bit sketchy though: Hand, Lebroke, Strop, Pressly, Gant. Maybe will try and trade Lebroke. But you’d still drop him?

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Someone asked me to trade a closer last week for a SP, and I was like, I have closers to trade??? Just sent him a text haha.

Gant has been a monster!!! These high-leverage MRs will vulture a ton of wins and saves w/ “sparkling” (as they say) ratios. Figured you’d say that anyways. :)

baby seal
baby seal
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Alright, thanks. Still thinking on this one!

Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete
3 years ago

I need some SBs.

I have Garrett Cooper at an OF spot and Colin Moran at U.
I have Kingery and Newman on the bench.

DeSheilds is available….so is Shed Long and Brandon Dixon.

Hold or add-drop?

Jimmy Jack James
Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

In light of what seem to be persistent back issues, would you be looking to move Just Dong or hold?

Bret Adams
Bret Adams
Reply to  Jimmy Jack James
3 years ago

you would be selling low right now. i would hold and let him build up his value.

Kluber Lang
Kluber Lang
3 years ago

Keeper league, QS….

Guy is offering his Jesus Luzardo for my Frankie Montas. Montas has been a nice surprise, but is he for real? However, I am intrigued by Luzardo as possible #1 or #2 for next 3-4 years I can keep on my team.

Thoughts?

Kailuaboy
Kailuaboy
3 years ago

Famber or Mahle?

Aloha!

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

Were you aware that Haniger received a ruptured testicle on that foul ball off of himself? Good lord!

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

Probably, since it was 3 days ago. I just thought he had a bruised knee or something.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yup. Fouled a ball off of his nuts. Found video, he barely got a piece of the pitch. You better hit that ball square if you’re gonna swing at a pitch that far inside!

Mordacious Levator
Mordacious Levator
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

rotoworld’s blurb on this from a few days ago was something along the lines of:
“haniger has surgery to remove ruptured testicle. ”
first line of the blurb: ” that’ll ruin his weekend”

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
3 years ago

Oh great Grey,

really struggling at 2B. Pick top 2 for a Pts league. Thank you!

Panik
Bote
Frazier
Wong
Peraza
Castro
Kike

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: 12 team weekly roto. We rolling out Marquez with his two starts at Coors?

JoeG414
JoeG414
3 years ago

Looking for two batty calls for tonight : CaGo , Heyward at Col Marquez.
SCastro (has great career numbers vs Wacha) home vs Wacha.
Choi home vs Anderson (a rookie right hander).
CGomez or Dom Smith vs Tanaka (if they play).
MAdams at White Sox Despaigne

6×6 roto

tshank13
tshank13
3 years ago

Sigh, Happy for you Yordan owners, but bummed as a Tucker owner. Sure feels like we’ve got a much longer wait now.

12 tm keeper(only keep 3 no penalty) OBP & slug %

1) Which should I offer?
My Ryu & Voit for his Eloy and G. Cole?
or
My Ryu & voit for his Buxton and G. Cole?

2) Are either fair? (Buxton feels more fair, right?)

3) Is it advisable seeing as my only other 1B is Hosmer? His 1st baseman is Tellez which is why I want to include Voit.

I feel like I’ve gotta try and get something for Ryu while I can. Just traded for and almost immediately lost Carrassco. My other top starter is *cringe* Nola.

No further word on Carrassco can’t be good. Cram had me hopeful with his Anemia anecdote.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  tshank13
3 years ago

If I was other owner I wouldn’t trade Cole alone for those packages, let alone with Eloy or Bux included.

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Stumanji!
3 years ago

Yeah…..Neither would I. I guess they’re not THAT low of a buy. I’d rather offer an OF since I have a bigger supply of talent there, but he’s already got a good stable of those. This just might not be the right partner. Appreciate your feedback, Stumanji!

tshank13
tshank13
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Well, I don’t want to be THAT fair. Hahaha! You don’t think asking for Eloy and Cole is insulting?

Thanks man. Always appreciate the insight.

greyworm
greyworm
3 years ago

hot under-aged commodities, rank them. maximum impact this season.

Gallen, Luzardo, Cease, McKay, M. Keller

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
3 years ago

1) League 1:
Weekly lineup, need QS and good ratios (K/9, ERA, WHIP). Sit one:
Gausman (2 starts): vs Pit, vs Philly
Bumgarner: vs Mil
Woodruff: @Hou

2) League 2:
Yonny Chirinos has great ratios but in a league with QS and Total K categories, should he be owned over, say, a high K guy who actually starts games but is kind of bad (e.g., EdRod)? Isn’t his value really suppressed if the Rays use an opener for his starts (therefore he can’t get a QS) and he’ll only give you maybe 3-6 Ks?

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’m giving EdRod one more chance against the O’s this week, only because it’s the O’s.

Yonny or Framber?

Alps
Alps
3 years ago

Hey Grey
I read your column religiously.
So what is the dumbest question you have ever been asked
( don’t answer what is the dumbest question you have ever been asked ) hah
Just wondering

crimedog
crimedog
Reply to  Alps
3 years ago

Probably some of mine this year. Or any catcher question.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

10T 5×5 redraft

Merrifield just hit waivers. Do you like him over:

Segura
J turner
JoRam
Domingo S
Tatis

Already have Mondesi at 2B, Merrifield would be a UTIL

Thanks

AJ
AJ
3 years ago

Hey Greycarlo.

A friend took twins to win world series 75 to 1 in the beginning of the year. Crazy they look like a lock to win the division now. Odds are currently at 8 to 1

Runs Home runs Rbi SB OBP SLG percentage league

Pick 2 Olson Ohtani Odor B. Lowe Cooper

Pitching is pretty stacked. Would you drop e Rod for sampson or hold?

Thanks

Luvdarooks
Luvdarooks
3 years ago

Have to sit one for the week OBP
VOgelbach 6g 1 or 2 lefties
Puig 5 g
Pence 7 games
Y Alvarez 5g

FMFBL
FMFBL
3 years ago

hey grey,
can you rank these SP going forward?

bauer, caleb smith, boyd, rich hill, snell

FMFBL
FMFBL
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

thanks would you trade caleb and bauer for snell? is that decent?

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
3 years ago

EdRod, Matz, Perez, Strahm ROS or stream in a 5×5 roto?

Thx dude.

Big Dog
Big Dog
3 years ago

Is it time to move on from Chavis? That hot start has caused me to probably give him too much leash. Probably should have dropped him a couple of weeks ago.

2B options…LaStella, C. Hernandez, Fletcher, Kendrick, B. Rodgers, Biggio. I assume LaStella is a no brainer?

FantasyLand
FantasyLand
3 years ago

Given La Stella’s performance, is he must add if he is in the FA pool?

My options to drop are Villar, Renfroe, Moncada, Eloy, Pence.

Also, what do you think about Fried? Is he a hold or drop? Rest of the staff is Verlander, Buehler, Giolito, Soroka and both Glasnow and Clevinger IL.

League has a 1500 IP limit, I have played 615 already. I’m leading the league and first in wins, ERA and WHIP. Last in HR.

FantasyLand
FantasyLand
3 years ago

Given La Stella’s performance, is he must add if he is in the FA pool?

My options to drop are Villar, Renfroe, Moncada, Eloy, Pence.

Also, what do you think about Fried? Is he a hold or drop? Rest of the staff is Verlander, Buehler, Giolito, Soroka and both Glasnow and Clevinger IL.

League has a 1500 IP limit, I have played 615 already. I’m leading the league and first in wins, ERA and WHIP. Last in HR.

FantasyLand
FantasyLand
Reply to  FantasyLand
3 years ago

Sorry about the double tap in the phone

FantasyLand
FantasyLand
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I’ve been streaming catchers since Yadi got injured. Do you think it would be better if I play with no catcher at all in order to get la Stella?

And thanks again. Have a good day

Fogimon
Fogimon
3 years ago

So this is it. Our relationship status will be decided this week. Mine and German Marquez, that is. My pitcher love had me smitten last season, and I was all ready for a major announcement this year. But each time I was preparing to get down on one knee, we had a small setback and I got cold feet. Well, I have decided, this is the week. With 2 home starts at Coors, either we join the Mile High forever, or we continue just as friends.
Oh I won’t ever be able to leave my Marquez completely, we will still be able to mess around here and there, away from home. But for a solid commitment, I need me a homemaker. One who cooks and cleans. You know what they say, can’t turn a ho into a housewife.

So German, which are you going to be?

erad
erad
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

YOLO!

JP
JP
3 years ago

Need to drop a hitter, which one from this group?

V. Robles, H. Dozier, Segura, Aaron Hicks?

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

@Grey: Can you send my team something to wake them up? Officially fell into 2nd place today after spending the last 8 weeks in first. Doesn’t look like trading for an upgrade over Senzel will be a viable path right now, nobody wants to trade. My best hope is to just sit back and let these guys play out of the slump (looking at you Benintendi), so need some voodoo magic here.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Looking at my SPs: Marquez, Hendricks, Fried, Lester, Flaherty – are these guys all above streamer level in 10 team leagues?

hondo
hondo
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

Second!!!

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Great Title

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
Reply to  Malicious Phenoms
3 years ago

Yordamn right!

Laguna BobbyI
Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Hey Grey, sorry for the long term keeper question, without any background details, in a shallow 10-team 5×5 keeper league would you rather have Acuna as a keeper until end of 2020 season or K Bryant as keeper until end of 2021 season?

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Laguna BobbyI
3 years ago

Acuna, easily

big league choo
big league choo
3 years ago

5×5 Obp dynasty

Which one to drop for streaming?

Moran
Cron Kevin
Odor

lwomack58
lwomack58
3 years ago

Sorry a couple of more questions

Would you start Minor @ Bos and Canning vs LAD

Would you pickup M. Perez vs Sea?

Would you pickup Nelson @ SF?

Thank you

lwomack58
lwomack58
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thank you

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

you are trusting Jimmy Nelson?

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
3 years ago

Really out there, kind of speculative question.

Would you consider trading Mike Trout for say Austin Riley, Austin Meadows and perhaps good starting pitcher like Ryu (assuming one considers Ryu good)?

I know Trout is in a class by himself to some degree but always wondered if it made sense to trade your top asset for multiple good assets and if that would really make your team better in long run.

Thanks for humouring me a bit!!

Anthony Shideler
Anthony Shideler
3 years ago

6×6 OPS, QS. Would you trade Giancarlo Stanton for Charlie Morton or Lucas Giolito? Already have Bryce Harper, Trey Mancini, Yordan Alvarez, David Peralta, Austin Riley, Bryan Reynolds and then Kyle Tucker in my NA slot.