Congrats to Madison Bumgarner on his no-hitter (7 IP, 0 ER, 0 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 6.31) that isn’t counted by MLB because MLB doesn’t think 7-inning games are real things after making 7-inning games a real thing. MLB where logic goes to die, then Rob Manfred comes along, picks up logic, and chucks it into the garbage. The real story yesterday might have been the Braves who managed one hit in 14 innings. Yo, can I get a woof? In the 1st game daffy’ing the Braves was Zac Gallen (7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.16) as he threw a complete game shutout, which I guess gets an asterisk, too. MLB, embarrassing asterisks since 1961. Gallen should get a hairline fracture in his forearm more often. Maybe shave his other arm’s hair into a hairline too. Can you have too many hairlines? Can he shave hairlines into his legs too? What order on a waxing menu is “shaving a hairline into one’s leg?” A Brazilian nut? A Nice, but pronounced like the city in France, so it sounds like knees? Does the waxing menu have legs options? Someone who grooms their legs, let me know. Gallen is doing exactly what he does every year — 10.5-ish K/9, goofy command, and a 2-ish ERA. Pretty impressive how a hairline fracture in his arm didn’t slow him one bit, but it’s sidelining Cody Bellinger for weeks. Cool, fun stuff that isn’t causing me to have an ulcer at all. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Eduardo Escobar – 3-for-8, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .241. For those asking if they should drop Escobar, here’s a quick and dirty way to answer that question:  If a guy is leading the majors in homers, you shouldn’t drop him.

Bryse Wilson – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.00. Not sure why I keep falling for Bryse Wilson, but here I am, falling through space like I’m in a bad dream and Bryse is falling next to me and we’re holding hands. What a weird dream. Or. Dot dot dot. Is this the dream? Ya know, it’s important to make note of your blind spots, but it’s also important to stop walking right into the wall because of your blind spot. That second part is the hard part.

Drew Smyly – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 7.20, as he was activated from the IL. Can he go back on the IL? Is it too late for that?

Michael Kopech – 5 IP, 1 ER, 10 Ks, ERA at 1.72. He’s so electric. Michael Kopelectrich? Is that a thing? Did I invent a thing? Hey, Thomas Alva and Tesla, get yo shizz and get out of here, Grey’s inventing shizz now! His peripherals: 15.5 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, 1.24 FIP. I just put a handkerchief to my forehead and fainted. Would you be a darling and help me up? *a group of a dozen men help me up, sees Kopech’s numbers a 2nd time* I need to sit down again. Please, just grab Kopech in all leagues.

Lucas Giolito – Start was pushed back to Tuesday, due to a cut on his finger. Giolito injured himself on a glass water bottle. If he would’ve had a plastic bottle, he’d be fine. In other words, Greta Thunberg injured Giolito.

Jose Abreu – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .225. Run back the Mickey Mouse MVP! Or Mmmvp, for short.

Kohei Arihara – 2 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.03. Weird, the first four starts of a player’s career don’t finalize exactly who he’ll be for every start? Shucks. Well, don’t tell Tuffy Rhodes.

Christian Yelich – Went back to Milwaukee for an MRI on his back, because the M stands for Milwaukee, and the MRI revealed nothing new. I’m such an optimistic person by nature, I wanted to believe Yelich would be okay, but my faults lie in being too glass-of-water-is-half-full-erly. Related, but not the same as tomfoolery. Think at this point, I’d hold Yelich and not sell or buy him low, and I’m not nearly as optimistic.

Brandon Woodruff – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.55. Gave up his first barrel of the season, the last starter to do so. Makes sense the one pitcher being the most precious with a barrel is a guy named Woodruff who is a Brewer. Kinda like Luis Castillo being on the Reds and giving out hits to everyone because of Communism.

Corey Knebel – Hit the IL with a lat injury. Dave Roberts said it would be a few months before he returned. That’s why they call him Evil Knebel. The Evil is short for him getting Every IL stint.

Dustin May – 6 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 2.53. I didn’t watch this game, so I could watch the Oscars, and, wow, was that historically bad. They rearranged the awards so they could posthumously give the Best Actor to Chadwick Boseman, but he got snubbed and the winner didn’t even show up for the Zoom call. Damn, I should’ve watched the Dodgers/Padres.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 2-for-4, 3 runs, and a slam (7) and double legs (3, 4); this was his 5th homer this weekend. Shoulder’s feeling all right, aight? Maybe. I mention this on the podcast this week, but I do think it’s easier on the shoulder when Tatis makes contact vs. misses wildly. I don’t want to be a bummer here, but I don’t think he’s out of the woods.

John Gant – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.25. Rather than make you a nice piece of cod, I’m gonna let you fish, and give you the parchment paper, lemon wedges and let you become Barefoot Contessa on Greek night by giving you two numbers. Gant has an ERA of 2.25 and a walk rate of 5.9. Whatcha think, Barefoot Contessa Gone Fishin’? He can keep it up?

Tyler O’Neill – 2-for-3 and his 2nd and 3rd homer, hitting .171. First productive day for O’Neill since he was called up four years ago. Okay, small exaggeration, but very small. Will be monocle’ing, though, because the 30+ homer power is still in there somewhere.

Luis Castillo – 5 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.29. Sadly, it’s much worse than that. He might be hurt. Oh, it’s undiagnosed as of this time, but I imagine there will be an Ineffective List stint in his future, and he’s completely unstartable in all leagues. His peripherals: 7 K/9, 2.6 BB/9, 5.31 FIP, and fastball velocity down two miles per hour. Yeah, that’s hiding an injury, or something is deeply flawed with his mechanics.

Jesse Winker – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .381. Winker? I barely know her! He now has three homers in four games, and stay hot until you inevitably get injured again.

George Springer – Could be activated for Tuesday’s series premiere with the Nats. Springer’s feeling good, thinks he can stay healthy for two weeks until his next injury. Fingers crossed!

Jordan Romano – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 4.91, as he returned from the IL and entered the 8th and had diminished velocity. Crazy that a guy with elbow neuritis isn’t fine after ten days. They should let one lucky fan be the team doctor for some of these teams. “You can have a lollipop and a 60-day IL stint.” That’s me being a team doctor. Pick up Rafael Dolis (1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 2nd save on Sunday, ERA at 3.48).

Hyun-Jin Ryu – Left yesterday’s game with a strained right glute. What a pain in the ass.

Maikel Franco – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer. When Maikel Franco’s agent/manager/husband was reached comment, Donkey Teeth said, “We’re very happy.”

Austin Hays – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer. He had two hits the game before, and there’s no sign here he’s a hot schmotato, but I’m trying, and two homers in a game goes a long way to a schmotato run.

John Means – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 1.50. If you see any fantasy baseball ‘perts talking about Means breaking out, can you please ask them why they didn’t tell you about it prior to the season like Grey Albright, Fantasy Master Lothario (don’t abbreviate), when it was actionable advice?

Ramon Laureano – 1-for-4 and his 3rd homer to go with his eight steals. No one wants to talk about how I gave you a Ramon Laureano sleeper too, but I will, just to keep you honest.

Jesus Luzardo – 6 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 5.40. Got super scared after he started slow, but he now has two straight solid starts, and the Streamonator loves his next one, for good reason.

Patrick Corbin – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 11.02. Dude looks dusted, if dusted means what I’m thinking it means. Done, adios, toast, not avocado. Not sure what happened, but he looks like the same thing that happened recently with Bumgarner: Old. Of course, like with Bumgarner, he can come out of it for stretches, but, in most mixed leagues, it’s time to move on.

Taijuan Walker – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.14. Not to take anything away from Taijuan, because I give, never take, but he didn’t look nearly as good as his final line. Still, a 2.14 ERA plays, nah’mean?

J.D. Davis – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. He was in Friday’s Buy, because, of course, he was, and no one wants Jonathan Davis Davis. Buncha Davis Davis hating haters.

Pete Alonso – 1-for-2, 2 runs and his 5th homer. Albombso!

Kevin Gausman – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 2.14. If you don’t have Gausman in your league after I drafted him everywhere, and wrote sleeper posts — yes, plural — then that’s on you.

Logan Webb – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.03. You will be fine starting every Giants pitcher at home. Does that make me an Oracle? P to the erhaps.

Jesus Aguilar – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and 3rd homer in as many games. Hot schmotato alert!

Jon Gray – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.54. Almost feel like even talking about this guy will ruin what I have going by picking him up a few weeks ago. Keep Gray’s name out yo’ mouth!

C.J. Cron – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .266. Curtis Jackson hit enough for Many Men, Many Men.

Bryce Harper – 2-for-4 and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .338. Also, in this game, Trevor Story (2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs) hit his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer this weekend. Here comes Grey’s hitters, let’s effin’ go! LEG!

Nelson Cruz – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .323. What if the Twins were to play a fourteen-thousand inning game that went on for eight years, would Nelson Cruz retire in the middle of a game? Makes you think, huh?

Gregory Polanco – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 3rd homer, hitting .213. Polanco feels like he’s from a bygone Pirates era. The Starling Marte/Tyler Glasnow era, when the Pirates had promise, but were still a terrible team. In some ways, Polanco is a bridge, the Bridge of Sighs.

Franmil Reyes – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (5) and legs (1), hitting .286. Franmil also had a triple in this game, his 2nd triple vs. the Yanks. What if Franmil unlocked some super secret cheat code where he could play in fast motion? Like the credits during The Benny Hill Show. *thinks for a moment* The Franny Mil Show. *mind explodes*

Triston McKenzie – 4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.32 vs. Jameson Taillon – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 6.23. This matchup was billed as Sticks ‘n Stone. Also, I haven’t seen any reason for either of these guys to remain on any of my shallower teams.

Mike Ford – 1-for-4 and his 1st homer. Was surprised to see his mustache didn’t cause his home run to get counted twice. MLB changes the rules every week, but they can’t add in an extra point for mustaches? Dubya tee eff.

Gio Urshela – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .250. Not the greatest start for Urshela, and he’s the third best Yankees hitter on the Player Rater, just ahead of DJ LeMahieu. Ha, what a mess.

Chris Flexen – 7 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.74. Okay, we’re deep enough into the shebang to see how Chris be Flexen. With a 80% LOB and .362 BABIP? What a weird Flexen but okay. His command is stellar (2.00 BB/9), and mainly getting by with a slide-piece and cutter, because his fastball is garbage, which he appears to know, because he only throw it 33% of the time. I’m less than impressed, but the Streamonator loves his next start, so I’d go one start at a time for now.

Brady Singer – 7 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.95. Before you ask if I like Brady Singer, at least brush up on the fact I told you to draft him because I liked him. Do you think I like him less when he has a 2.95 ERA after a month? Seriously, does that track?

Hunter Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 2nd homer, hitting .130. No wonder all my teams are sucking on the dong of misery. “Yo, Grey, do you have anyone that is hitting .300?” No, I don’t Inner Monologue, also eff off.

Matthew Boyd – 8 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 1.82. What’s kind of funny in an unfunny way, for Boyd to become a usable fantasy starter, he’s had to abandon everything that made him an extremely sexy, unreliable fantasy starter. He’s not getting Ks anymore, but he’s also not giving up home runs every inning. So, he’s now a usable number four to five fantasy starter, without the allusion that he can be an ace.

Yuli Gurriel – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, and 3rd homer in his last four games. This is the kind of guy who can get smoldering, so if he’s available, grab him. Smoldering schmotato alert!

Jake Odorizzi – Was pulled after one out on Saturday with forearm tightness, and his velocity was down to 87 MPH, which wouldn’t win a SpongeBob at the Show Me State Carnival. Show Me don’t play!

Kent Emanuel – 8 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, as he was activated from an 80-game suspension, and sent a message to the MLB by wearing the number zero. Having people say, “Hey, who’s the zero?” May not be the message he thinks it is. The Astros may just go with Kent Emanuel in Odorizzi’s spot, since he pitched so well. His minor league numbers say this was more of an aberration than the norm, but I tried to grab him in an AL-Only, because no arm too foul.

Griffin Canning – 2 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 8.40. That was fun. Maybe, I don’t know, it wasn’t a great idea to have him relieve Ohtani a few days prior. Just wild speculation here.

Albert Pujols – 0-for-2, 1run and his 4th homer on Saturday, which was the 666th of his career. That makes Pujols officially Satan’s butthole. Also, the AL West’s standings (A’s, S, H, A, T) on the day this happened, spelled out Asshat. Coincidence? Please.

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frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Amir is officially beyond broken.

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  frankgrimes
1 year ago

Yeah why is he in with a game on the line. This is crazy

Amy
Amy
1 year ago

Dom Smith or Jd Davis ? H2h points league

The rookie
The rookie
1 year ago

Dom Smith or Jd Davis ? H2h points league

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Pick up T. Rogers (MIN) over manaea to go along with Yimi, Dick-Rod and Clase?

HamPorter
HamPorter
1 year ago

16 team mixed league H2H OPS league. Which 2 do you have in the outfield: Calhoun,Hays, Mullins, and O’Neil? I have Soler and Roberts in the other 2 and Kepler and McKinstry on the IL.

Thanks!

JC
JC
1 year ago

1. You starting Ynoa at home vs Cubs (v Hendricks)?
2. Pham, Benintendi, Happ, Calhoun, Calhoun or Mountcastle – pick one
3. JD Davis or Chapman longer term ( h2h so a marathon)
Thank you

Funscombe
Funscombe
1 year ago

I currently have Chisholm, Swanson and Gurriel. Swanson is mostly riding the bench.

Drop one of these guys for Chris Taylor? I dropped Taylor a few days ago when he was not producing and potentially hurt or something, picked up Chisholm at that time. But now it seems Taylor is fine and playing daily again.

Funscombe
Funscombe
Reply to  Funscombe
1 year ago

Thanks for a good evening read , as always :)

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Who had Wheeler and Wainwright as the first SPs to go 8 in the same game this season?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Sorry about Burnes everyone. My bad. Every week it’s someone new and unexpected who blows up my ERA & WHIP, and frankly Burnes was due. What could be more unexpected than the Marlins at home?

You know it’s me because he was lights out for 5 innings then melted down 2 outs before a QS.

My bad.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

For some strange reason, Pablo Lopez was dropped in my 10 team H2H category league…..my current pitching staff is Burnes, Woodruff, Mahle, May, Rodon, Luzardo, Plesac, Kopech and Eflin. Would you drop any of these guys for Pablo?

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Sorry for the double post

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

For some strange reason, Pablo Lopez was dropped in my 10team H2H category league…..my current pitching staff is Burnes, Woodruff, Mahle, May, Rodon, Luzardo, Plesac, Kopech and Eflin. Would you drop any of these guys for Pablo?

Robin Yount
Robin Yount
1 year ago

Alex Colome is just bad, drop for Dollis?

J-Hova
J-Hova
1 year ago

Sorry for the late question, meant to ask this morning – are you starting Mahle tonight? Streamonator seems to like him

HarperBetterThanTrout
HarperBetterThanTrout
1 year ago

1. Ynoa or Deivi García?

2. Can you please rank Castillo, Luzardo, Montgomery? 6 x 6 OPS

3. Soler, JD Davis, Walsh, Edman, Gurriel JR, Kirilloff, top 2 to drop?

TS
TS
1 year ago

Avisail, Lourdes, Pham, or Kirilloff?
Need some OF help.
Thanks!

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Kyle Lewis bomb! Lets get 6 more this week…

James L LeGade
James L LeGade
1 year ago

5×5 standard full MLB league… 10 teams but 30 man rosters

Who do I cut?

Options:

A) Brandon Lowe
B) Dylan Moore
C) Neither… be patient bro.
D) Both and Pick up Andres Gimenez ( need steals) and Luis Urias

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  James L LeGade
1 year ago

prob swap Moore for Gimenez

James L LeGade
James L LeGade
Reply to  James L LeGade
1 year ago

oh yeah, Rosters are C,C,1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, 5 OF and DH

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

I went against the robot tonight and picked Sean Manaeaeaea @TB instead of Desclafani… trusted the A’s more than the Giants to get the job done. But it looks like Sean might not be able to complete 6 innings with this elevated pitch count

7 Inning No Hitters*
7 Inning No Hitters*
1 year ago

What’s up with DJL? I was excited to get him as my 2B and he’s looked bleh 80 at-bats in. Statcast isn’t very good either. I need the 100/20/80/.300 I was expecting.

aardvark
aardvark
1 year ago

Berrios is hot garbage. Gotta find someone who wants this guy. Can’t wait to sell low

aardvark
aardvark
Reply to  aardvark
1 year ago

Hearing baldelli screwed up actually… whole situation is tiresome though

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  aardvark
1 year ago

yeah lost track of mound visits and that 2nd one forced them to take Berrios out

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Acuña was just called out looking on a ball at his ankles, about 6” below the K zone.

Imagine if refs in the NFL made this many errors.

Umps are having a tough year, IMO. This has been an ongoing theme of the 2021 season. Gotta be frustrating for the hitters. I’ve seen a number of players who seemingly never get into it with the home plate umps lose their cool this year. Trea Turner went off on one last week. Can’t say I blame them.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, but how many do they miss comparatively?and by what margin of error? Hard to compare because NFL is all about the judgement call whereas the K-zone is supposed to be relatively uniform.

I suspect that NFL games would be a hot mess if the Refs missed the same %.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
1 year ago

Two Benny hill references in the last week… Let’s Go!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  FrankGrimes
1 year ago

I loved the little old bald dude. Slapity slap slap slap. Talk about a show you couldn’t make today – just for the listing after scantily clad women alone they’d never let it fly.

Linda from Bob's Burgers
Linda from Bob's Burgers
1 year ago

Have been intrigued by Kirilloff and somehow nobody has picked him up yet (although he does have -3 points in our league as of right now). I’m getting pretty good results from the rest of my OF, listed in order of highest point totals so far this season – Haniger, Castellanos (“there’s a drive into deep left field and that’ll be a home run”), Verdugo, Winker, Carlson, Eaton, Meadows and then Blackmon who has done squat. Would have to drop one of these guys for Kirilloff, would you make any moves here? Really hope Blackmon gets it together… Thanks in advance!

Linda from Bob's Burgers
Linda from Bob's Burgers
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks, Grey! Somebody now dropped Conforto – you still like Kirriloff over him? I see Conforto much higher on many rankings lists but haven’t watched him play this year (I live in Austin and rarely get to see any Mets games).

Play Ball
Play Ball
1 year ago

What’s so special about Trevor Rogers? He has a 4 BB/9 and a 11% BB%. His BABPIP is also low right now at .250. Those sparkling ratios are bound to blow up at some point.

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
1 year ago

The trade analyzer doesn’t value Gallen very much. All he’s done is post great stats since the minors.

1. Between Morton and Gallen who do you like ROS for strikeouts, ratios and QS? Not sure how many Innings Gallen will throw. Morton’s velo and peripherals look great.

2. If I offered either Morton or Gallen for Bregman is it a good offer?

CP
CP
1 year ago

ODB or L. Urias ROS?

Thanks!

Thundershoe
Thundershoe
1 year ago

Thanks for all the laughs and analysis as usual, Grey!

Have a trade proposal on the table: give Brantley, get Ed-Rod. Somewhat hesitant to pull the trigger given my team, particularly the mediocre at best offense:

Batters: Molina, C. Santana, Biggio, L. Urias, Gregorius, Springer (assuming), Brantley, McNeil, Peralta, Eaton, Kelenic on the bench

Pitchers: Bieber, Giolito, L. Castillo, Kikuchi, Brubaker, Cobb, German, Pressly, Clase, Gallegos, Whitlock, Bukauskus (Merryweather on IL)

Brantley isn’t a show-stopper, but in my 14-team H2H points league (Ks = -1), he’s a really solid anchor for my offense. Do you think the Brantley/Ed-Rod deal is right for me, or if I’m looking to improve my pitching, should I be trying to shop around guys like Biggio and Gregorius for a mid-tier SP?

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Bohm was dropped in my league
Drop Moncada for Bohm or hold?

LOLmets
LOLmets
Reply to  Cohen
1 year ago

alec bohm ducking sucks. stone worthless in most leagues.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Plesac better get out of this jam right here…

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I seem to have drafted the wrong pitchers from the tiers – Ryu, Plesac, Paddack, Patrick Corbin… Means might be my best guy right now and I got him off the FA heap

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeah it’s just Plesac got shell shocked by the Pale Hose and Ryu strained his butt

Mookie Wilson 1
Mookie Wilson 1
1 year ago

10 team NL only 5×5, ROS RZimmerman or OHerrera?

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Who to drop to activate Rendon?

Laureano, Bell, Bohm, Gurriel, Cron

My plan was to start Cron @ Coors and otherwise go with the hot hand. But, I need to drop someone… thanks.

Barker
Barker
1 year ago

12 team trade

I give goldschmidt
I get rendon

My other 1b — olsen carlos santana
My other 3b — bregman sano

chris pierce
chris pierce
1 year ago

Moose out of lineup.. again. For a week.. of course no update on mlb cbs or any site. Guess I’m starting biggio for the week..

What’s is up with moose..

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yep, placed on the 10 day IL on April 20th with a non-Covid illness.

Saint
Saint
1 year ago

Hello Grey,

Redraft in a vacuum:

Bundy/McCullers or Bieber

Morton/Mahle or Bieber

Gausman/Means or Gallen

Thanks

Saint
Saint
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thank you. How about the Gallen option?

GArrett
GArrett
1 year ago

Grey,

ARe you at all worried about Hosmer LA so early on. Do you think what you wrote in offseason holds true on him or would you be looking to sell high on him ?

Curious on your thoughts. I know Player rater still has him as a pretty high hitter but wasn’t sure.

CP
CP
1 year ago

nl-only drop Naquin for ODB (starting and hitting 7th today) or hold?

Thanks!

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

Grey,

Baddoo has 25 strikeouts in 54 at-bats. That’s a 46.3% strikeout rate, which I would assume qualifies for worst in baseball. Hold or boot him?

I have a couple guys coming off the DL that I could use the roster spot for but neither of them (J. Romano or A. Bradley) are essential to my team or my current needs.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah, can’t really argue that. He’s over-matched. It was fun while it lasted.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
1 year ago

Logan Allen.

Drop for a two-starting Gomber, or hold for better days?

Or drop Lamet who is not a Met for two-starting Gomber.

12 team, points, keeper league.

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

But he didn’t need an MRI, so he’s probably good…

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  LaRockakis
1 year ago

But…serious Q…

For Gomber? This is for one of my two RP slots. I generally do one RP and one SP/RP. Is Gomber worth it? At least for a week?

LaRockakis
LaRockakis
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

A resounding endorsement! Haha!

Nitro
Nitro
1 year ago

Hiura or Biggio ROS?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
1 year ago

Renfroe or David Dahl?

krazyivan
krazyivan
1 year ago

JD Davis is such a Met. He would totally fit in with the 80’s teams.
Thoughts on Upton…His last 30 AB’s last year, plus a good spring training and his work the first three weeks put together look like he has changed something in his swing. When Rendon gets back he is going to batting with someone most the time.
Great write up

CP
CP
1 year ago

Who do you like for potential saves ROS out of treinen, bukauskas, and winter?

Thanks!

Whirlaway
Whirlaway
1 year ago

Grey, in a 12 team h2h league with OPS and QS…shallower league, only start 9 on offense (1 UTIL)… would you drop Cronenworth at2B for any of Moran, Moore, Wong, McNeil, Brosseau, Odubel?

Cust kayin’!

George springer of the jungle
George springer of the jungle
1 year ago

Which side: Plesac + Kelenic or Sonny Gray + trivino

Georgia springer of the jungle
Georgia springer of the jungle
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would it change your opinion if it were:

Plesac + kelenic for Gray + K Lewis?

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Cron or Nate Lowe?
Austin Riley going to keep us happy at CI for a while?
I watched Kopech yesterday. Yow! Thanks and great write up.

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

Are you buying D. Duffy as a top 30 starter ROS?

Are you holding him (as opposed to streaming) in a 12 team mixed league?

Please rank Duffy, Bassitt, Pineda ROS.

Thank you!

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

200 Proof
200 Proof
1 year ago

Grey,

Worth dropping Brubaker or S Gray for a Manaea start today @TB and potentially turn into a streamer spot or keeping him if he dazzles or not make a move?

How many more crap starts do we wade through waiting for S Gray to get his S together?

Thanks!`

rhodyballer
rhodyballer
1 year ago

Own Happ over Lewis or Solak?

Whatever
Whatever
1 year ago

12 tm OBP. Someone dropped Longoria.

Worth the pickup over Trammell, C. Hernandez, Renfroe, or Taylor?

Thanks.

Blarp
Blarp
1 year ago

SV+H league, need to drop 1 reliever with Alvarado no longer on the COVID list:

Castillo, Barnes, T May, Green, Romano, Bummer, Dolis, Alvarado

Thanks

Gunner
Gunner
1 year ago

JD Davis or Riley ROS roto as my bench bat? Know you like both and Riley was a sleeper post. TIA

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
1 year ago

Hey, in a 10 team 5×5 with daily moves, should I drop Schwarber for Calhoun? Make the upside move? Or should I hold Schwarber?

Jorginho
Jorginho
1 year ago

Drop Garver for Dom Nunez or Mejia? Garver doesnt seem to hit anymore…??

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

If Staumont gets through this 9th with ease, we may have seen the changing of the guard, unless Holland faced the heart of the order in the 8th

zombie
zombie
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Holland to the Detroit bottom of the order. Staumont to the top 4 (Cabrera walked). Guard looks changed.

Jess
Jess
1 year ago

Rizzo or Goldy Rest of Season. 5×5. Is Father Time really here for both?

Ciwa
Ciwa
1 year ago

Hi grey!
Cron or Gurriel?
Astudillo, Nunez or W.Ramos?

Thanks!

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

If you had to pick one more bat from this group, who would it be?

Mountcastle, Pavin Smith, Hoerner, O’Niell, Haggerty, Belt, S Brown

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
Reply to  bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

Mountcastle for me, him running so much is encouraging he won’t hit this bad forever.

Kingslayer
Kingslayer
1 year ago

Weekly AL Only – Sit Buxton for Kirilioff out of fear of very few (if any) at bats this week?

I’m thinking the my sit him until the weekend series B. Singer (R) D. Duffy (L) B. Keller (R)

NUX
NUX
1 year ago

Nico is leading off today! Get your cheap shares while you still can. If he hits and sticks, could be lots of Runs (at least) from him this summer.

Jason
Jason
1 year ago

How would you rank Cron, Jesus Aguilar, and Josh Bell?

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
1 year ago

Pleasac tonight vs Minn must be a no start right? Is he similar to Castilol? What would you need to start him, at least one god start under his belt?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  I am the Walrus
1 year ago

Yea i would bench him today and then go from there. But doesn’t help that he gets the ChiSox for a third time in the second matchup this week. They been all over him. So I can’t see starting him there either, unless he looks like a totally diff pitcher than he has so far this season.

I am the Walrus
I am the Walrus
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok once more but against the Twins?

Will
Will
1 year ago

Rockies fired their GM today. They’re halfway there, need to sh*tcan Bud Black also.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

What are the fantasy baseball ramifications of this move? Anybody we should jump on?

Crimedog
Crimedog
Reply to  Mike
1 year ago

I would think the impact for fantasy wouldn’t be immediate, but I have think this is a good move long term (depending who they bring in) for the organization. I say that because how much worse could it get?

Keeks
Keeks
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hey Bud: YOU’RE NEXT. #Accountability

lindorphins
lindorphins
1 year ago

I have Clase and then a bunch of idk’s in a SVHD league. How would you rank these guys ROS?

Chad Green
Trevor May
Rafael Dolis
Giovanny Gallegos
Lucas Sims

Also, my current SP staff is Plesac, Gausman, Bundy, Means, Pablo Lopez, Bassitt. Would you drop anyone for Dunning, Widener, Deivi or a stash like Gilbert?

Thanks! Also great Patreon podcast this week, hilarious.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Kirilloff batting cleanup today!

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I picked up Kiriloff up off the waiver wire last week. Haven’t started him yet (good thing since he’s zero for 14 so far) but assuming he starts hitting and gets 1B eligibility he could be a good add. Today is his first start at first base.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
1 year ago

14 team 6X6 keeper with OBP and TB

Weakest bats: Y Diaz, McCutchen, Shaw

Waiver options: Mountcastle, Pavin Smith, Hoerner, O’Niell, Haggerty, W Calhoun, Belt, S Brown

Any moves you would make? Only 5 moves left this week. Thanks!

speill
speill
1 year ago

Hi Grey. I was offered Conforto and Gausman for my Winker and Rondon. Seems to me Conforto has to be better than his current state. Winker and Rondon are certain to get hurt soon. Seems like no Brainer to me. Thoughts?

speill
speill
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Would you take Snell or Bundy instead of Gausman if push came to shove

Josh Freeman
Josh Freeman
1 year ago

Oh Great Grey,

I need an OF in a points league. Can you please pick the top two from this list? (And if it’s Lewis and/or Kirillof, can you assure me they’ll soon realize these games count??)

Lewis
Kirillof
Laureano
Meadows
Myers
Peralta

LadyScorpio
LadyScorpio
1 year ago

Another great dose of Daily Notes! Thanks for the detailed commentary, Grey! Would be SO LOST without it. I actually drafted Kopech for 1 of my RCL teams, but ditched him per your advice. Oh well, he won’t likely be a permanent starter this year anyway. Grabbed Singer though! So it’s all good!! Lookin’ forward to tomorrow’s Daily Notes write up!!

Thanks again for the great advice and work that you do!!!

Fogimon
Fogimon
1 year ago

Pitching Paddack with confidence this week in AZ?

How about Dunning at home vs LAA?

for me, replacement would be RRodriguez on a 5 game week for the PRats

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
1 year ago

Apologies for the catcher question.

I’m curious about the perception of Grandal vs that of Narvaez (OBP league).

Haven’t seen much talk about Grandal’s struggles (maybe a result of people just not spending much time thinking about/discussing catchers (or maybe i’m not looking in the right places)). He injured his knee in spring training, which seems sub-optimal for someone who spends a lot of their time squatting. Somewhere, i read that he’s also already been hit with 4 (!) interference calls. I know most fake leagues don’t weigh defence, but i’m wondering if those interferences are a result of trouble with his knee. His Friday Yahoo (serious) blurb says his knee is better, and he’s ok to start playing more, but it hasn’t shown in his results lately (2/27 .138). Concerned? Or does track record trump the recent injury/performance? Or does general catcher indifference apply?

With Narvaez, other than hard contact, he’s seemed great but nobody seems to have any confidence in him. His OBP in most seasons is not too far off Grandal’s, and he hit 22 HRs in the only season he played more than 100 games (2019, the most recent actual season). Is there more to the lack of faith in Narvaez, than the relatively low hard contact rate? Am i blinded by his early contributions to my floundering team? What am i missing?

Now that i’ve written that out, maybe i’m just making your case for the interchangeability of most catchers. On that note, has anyone suggested CAGNOF, as a term?

Mitt Face
Mitt Face
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks.
I drafted Nola, and have been using Narvaez, but someone dropped Grandal, so i dropped Nola to pick him up. Lots o’ moves allowed in this league, so i figured, why not?

Mitt face
Mitt face
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Like all great cult leaders and their acolytes, your wants become my wants.
All praise.

Smell The Glove
Smell The Glove
1 year ago

12 team 7×7 keeper league (extra categories are OPS and TB): Would you drop either Baddoo or India for Soler for my last roster spot?

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Just saw the Rockies GM stepped down. Don’t know if this is good or bad news. Maybe he was as frustrated as the fantasy community in how they use their younger players. Getting rid of Bud Black, the one who fills out the lineup card on stone tablets, would be another step in the right direction.

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

That anrenado deal was horrible. They didn’t receive a top rospect in the package and also took on $50m of his owed salary.

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
1 year ago

A. Standard league (saves but no holds). Who do you like better, Colome or Taylor Rogers?

B. Should I drop C. Valdez or Bard to get Colome/Taylor Rogers, or stand pat?

C. Amazingly, Escobar was just dropped in another of my leagues. Fingers crossed that I get him off waivers.

leon
leon
1 year ago

16 man dynasty.
Areando or Nola.
Arenado or Gallen.

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
1 year ago

Grey,

Im in a 10 team keeper league and we can keep 5 players. I am in 2nd place and have an offer from the last place team. He is offering me Boyd and a 7th round pick (essentially second round after five players have been kept) for Rodon and my last round pick. What do you think of this offer? Is it a good time to sell high on Rodon or do you think he has finally turned the corner and become that ace we expected him to a few years back? How do you feel about Boyd vs Rodon rest of season?

Justin Ralph
Justin Ralph
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ok thanks Grey. I’m kind of relieved you said that. The post trade anxiety would have been terrible!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Thank you!

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
1 year ago

Hey Grey,

I’ve been struggling at 2B since Ketel Marte went down. I’m currently rolling with Dylan Moore. Lourdes Gurriel jr, Solak, Jeff McNeil and Ty France are available. Who’s the add here instead of Moore? H2H category league

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

I might be overthing this one as I’m currently sitting in 1st place, but would you drop someone here to add Singer? (12 team ESPN Points League)

C:McCann
1B:Hosmer
2B: Lowrie
SS:Story
3B:Devers
OF:Harper
OF:Robert
OF:Laureano
UTIL:Franmil
UTIL:Kyle Lewis
Bench:Kirilloff
IL:Ketel Marte

P:Melancon
SP:Ryu
SP:Bundy
SP:Pablo Lopez
SP:Means
SP:Trevor Rogers
RP:Diaz
RP:Rodriguez
RP:Alex Reyes
RP:Neris
Bench: Sonny Gray, Gausman, Alex Wood, Paddack

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Ynoa home vs Cubs
Dunning home vs Angels
A.Sanchez home vs Rockies
Please pick 1

Trevor
Trevor
1 year ago

12 Team Mixed League

Would you give up on Cease and pick up Deivi or Patino?

JP
JP
1 year ago

McMahon or Swanson? ROS

costarican chata
costarican chata
1 year ago

would have written earlier but ,
we half-armenians have other things on our minds .

trevor bauer on the right path … biorhythms
the new (old) frontier .
(ask your mother).

you’re still good ,
so be safe .

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

Romano probably needs more time on the IL as you highlighted. Are you still holding him? I thought he was supposed to be elite, everyone anointed him as the closer. He has been really bad though. I know it is a small sample but look at that whip… more bb than k. Thanks

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
1 year ago

Hi Grey!

Offered a trade: getting Ohtani, Dom Smith for Story and Jared Walsh. 10 tm redraft OBP, weekly lineups. Other MI on my team are Tatis, Escobar, and Lowrie is available.

Thoughts?

He also has Verdugo, Laureano, Solak that may be in play, and I could also try to swap Tatis in place of Story given his shoulder issues that could pop up at any time, especially concerning since his last incident he said was the worst yet.

Thanks!

aintlifegrand
aintlifegrand
Reply to  aintlifegrand
1 year ago

To be clear, deal was offered to me to get ohtani, sorry for the poor structure above.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Man Reyes is on course to blow up spectacularly for the Cardinals. 10 walks against 9 k’s. Woof. Stinks because he’s still getting saves, and I have him on a couple of teams.

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
1 year ago

Agree, but his stuff is so filthy. Hard to make good contact, but he’s definitely erratic.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Hopefully someone takes the bait when I dropped Reyes for Staumont the other day

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

on the other hand, i’m planning to wake up early to hopefully undo my IKF drop for Carson Kelly… unless someone used a waiver on IKF

Brushback
Brushback
1 year ago

How do you feel about Trevor Rogers against MIL today?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
1 year ago

Streamers over the weekend pretty not so great. Mize (-7), Brubaker (17), Miley (9). Haven’t been picking W’s lately. Also finding it hard to get enough Ks.

YTD stream: 8 streams, 2 W, 3.52 ERA, 1.15 Whip, 6.65 k/9 yuck.