It had been so long since I drafted Zack Wheeler (7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (zero walks), 11 Ks, ERA at 4.85) in multiple leagues, and, after so many subpar efforts, I was beginning to forget why I drafted him as my number two.  Was a number two a harbinger of things to come, I asked myself while sitting on the toilet.  His control in previous starts left something to be desired, which is the understatement of the year after:  Christian Yelich’s poster is on just a few ceilings in Milwaukee of couples who are trying to have a baby.  And the guys are the ones looking up.  Yesterday, Wheeler pinged up on my iCal, reminding me why I wanted to own him.  If you weren’t able to see him or the highlights, he is the first pitcher to throw 100 MPH and pitchslap the opposing pitcher, Zach Eflin (4 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.15) with a 100+ MPH exit velocity.  “I’d like to report a Zack on Zach crime.”  911 Operator, “Is it a H or K on the first Zack?”  “Get down here!”  If Wheeler pitches like he did yesterday, he’s not a number two.  Dot dot dot.  He’s a number one!  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Todd Frazier – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 1st homer, a grand slam.  I’m sorry, I’m not here for Todd Frazier’s Redemption Song.  I’m hoping for Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.

Chris Sale – 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 7.43.  *insert GIF of Alonzo Mourning on the bench with understated disappointment*  I mean, Sale did strikeout a bunch of Tigers, but they’re the Tigers and he still looks very hittable.

Xander Bogaerts – 3-for-8, 3 RBIs and two homers (3, 4) in the day game of the doubleheader, hitting .286.  Bogaerts’s homers emphatically pointed to the Red Sox’s win-loss record and said, “This.  Here.  Ain’t my fault.”

Michael Chavis – 2-for-8 and his 1st homer, as he started at 2nd base again yesterday (for one game).  Chavis rhymes with save us…Good enough for me!  I’ve been telling you to pick him up since last Friday.  Drop your password in the comments, and I will take the wheel.

Matthew Boyd – 7 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.16.  Motown’s Filly back again…Getting a little of those East Coast swings…Boy-boy-boy-Boyd II Men going off…Throwing not too hard, not too soft.  So, Boyd looked much better than Sale, which I think is a compliment.  Even with the Sawx struggling, going to Fenway is not easy, and Boyd made it looked relatively so.  His fastball has more life on it due to an arm slot change, without an increase in velocity, and he’s doing a better job of hiding the slider behind the fastball.  It all looks legit, as long as he can continue his deception/arm slot change because nothing is elite.

Spencer Turnbull – 5 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 2 Ks, ERA at 2.77.  Tigers looking better than the Red Sox is pretty hilarious.  As for Turnbull, two Ks to four walks is kinda woof with a side of the Regression Fairies are in a VW Bug outside your house waiting for you to come out.

Patrick Corbin – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.48.  You kinda have to love guys who go into Coors like no big deal, homey.

Raimel Tapia – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, and three straight games with a homer.  Still a 4th outfielder, but maybe the Rockies finally tell Ian to shine on you crazy Desmond on the bench.

Luke Weaver – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.33 vs. Trevor Williams – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.59.  This matchup was billed as, “Two guys that Grey didn’t love coming into this year but would own in just about any league now.”  As you can imagine, that matchup billing has broad appeal.

Ivan Nova – 4 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 8.42.  Champagne supernova but pronounced chum-pain super no with a silent va.

Chris Davis – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .155.  The first time I go to any sushi restaurant I order spicy tuna roll.  It’s my litmus test on whether or not it’s a decent sushi place.  If they can’t do that, they shouldn’t be in business.  With that in mind, every pitcher should have to face Chris Davis once.  If they give up a homer to him, they should not be in the majors.

Renato Nunez – 1-for-4 and his 6th homer, hitting .292, and now 4 homers in the five games and hitting over-.300 in the last week and hot schmotato alert!

Dwight Smith Jr. – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .287.  Serious question:  DSJ or Piscotty?  Okay, Piscotty, but is it that obvious?

Jorge Alfaro – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .281.  Catcher questions in 3, 2, 1…

Pablo Lopez – 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.44.  The Indians don’t scare me.  Though, that one fan who shows up in warpaint looks like a dry drunk.  However, Streamonator doesn’t like Lopez’s next start, and I agree.

Carlos Carrasco – 4 IP, 0 ER, but left after a collision with Neil Walker.  My mom keeps screaming, “NO COLLISION!” at Fox News, but I don’t think they were showing Carrasco replays.  Carrasco’s headed for an MRI.  You might want to consider joining a prayer parallelogram.

Eric Sogard – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .385.  Now I see why they’re not calling up Vlad Jr.  *pours bleach into mouth*

Rowdy Tellez – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer, a grand slam, hitting .259.  MLB Network should show random people on the street a picture of Rowdy Roddy Piper and Rowdy Tellez and ask, “Which one is Rowdy Tellez?”  Instead, they have Harold Reynolds talking about how great bunting is.  Any hoo!  Tellez has two homers in the last three games, and hitting near-.325.  Schmotellez, amiright?

Pablo Sandoval – 3-for-4, 2 runs and his 1st homer, hitting .344, and his 1st start in like ten days.  Sandoval got the start, because Rowdy Tellez is his Dorian Gray portrait.

Brandon Belt – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .215.  Snooze.  Longoria (1-for-4) also hit his 3rd homer and Panik hit a homer and yabba-blabbity-bloo no cares about Giants hitters.

Jose Quintana – 7 IP, 2 R, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.21, and 114 pitches because the Cubs were in throwback jerseys and Maddon got confused.  So grateful I owned Quintana in leagues too deep to drop him after his first two ugly starts, because he’s been the most reliable pitcher I’ve had since.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .200.  H to the Rizzo!  Or is it HR to the Rizzo?  There was some discussion on this in the comments recently.  Which one do people think is better?  These are the important questions.

Javier Baez – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, hitting .315.  “But he doesn’t take a walk.”  That’s people in the preseason.

Michael Pineda – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.63.  This start was on my bench.  Next stop:  waivers.

Eddie Rosario – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .274.  Rosario is the quietest top 20 hitter, right?  So quiet he might be a top 10 hitter.  I’d have to check our Player Rater and bit too lazy right now.

Frankie Montas – 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 11 baserunners (2 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  I’ve mentioned this before, but during the baseball year I don’t delete my search history so I can quickly type a couple of letters and their player page comes right up.  With that said, I’ve searched Frankie Montas so many times, I just type “F” and my search history says, “Why don’t you like Frankie Montas?  His peripherals are good.  What do you plan on seeing this time?”  I don’t know, search history!  Stop badgering me!

Matt Chapman – 1-for-2 and his 7th homer, hitting .318.  The A’s scored ten runs capped by Chapman’s homer, but every starter had a hit.  Jurickson Profar?  Didn’t play.  Holy sit!

Stephen Piscotty – 4-for-5, 3 runs.  How early is it still?  In two games, Piscotty raised his average from .244 to .286.

Lance Lynn – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 6.51.  Oh brr Lynn, aren’t you supposed to ask for consent first before you have such a cold start?

Luke Voit – 2-for-4, 3 runs and his 6th and 7th homers, and 2nd and 3rd homers in the past two games.  Voit and Alonso are taking turns like Santa’s Little Helper tap-dancing around for my attention.  Please, continue.

Brett Gardner – 4-for-5, 1 run, hitting .250.  Gardner came up a home run short of the cycle, but, as Joe Buck would say, his well-defined cheekbones are always a home run in my eyes.

Justin Bour – 1-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 2nd homer, hitting .203.  All hail the Bourbino!

Domingo German – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 1.75.  This is Exhibit A why I have no tears for people complaining about deGrom, Scherzer or any other top 10 starter.

Mike Ford – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer.  He’s got power, and he’s American-made, what more can you want?

Justus Sheffield – Will be called up to work long relief and operate in a piggyback role with Kikuchi.  Though, isn’t that *lowers voice so no one hears me* a rickshaw role?

Erik Swanson –  5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.27.  When there’s so many appetizing streamers in leagues, it’s hard to justify telling you to hold a guy who just got dusted in Petco, but I still like Swanson.  This was brought to you by Swanson Appetizers, only 99th the cholesterol of Swanson dinners!

Nick Margevicius – 5 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks.  See what I said for Montas, but replace the F word with the N wo–Whoa, what?  Margevicius has been good enough to own in most leagues, but all those walks are worrisome.  I’m still not going in outside of streams.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th and 6th homer, hitting .219.  Reminds me so much of Renfroe in years past.  Yes, there’s power here, but you can’t find 27+ HRs with no counting stats elsewhere?  C’mon, Stella La Tommy is on pace for 27 homers.

Wade Miley – 6 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners (1 BB), 7 Ks, ERA at 3.58.  Streamonator doesn’t love his next start, but I’d be remiss if I said I didn’t trust him more than that, even if I don’t know what remiss means.  Hashtag nailed it!

Jose Altuve – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer.  Willing to take an April L on Altuve.  I didn’t think his power would bounce back this year.  I wonder if Kris Bryant can wash his uniform 400 times in a row to shrink it and smuggle Altuve into it.

Matt Kemp – Hit the IL with a broken rib.  The injury happened when Tucker Barnhart was reenacting his favorite passage from the Bible.  And Barnhart’s Bible is a Tony Roma’s menu.

Sonny Gray – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners (0 walks), 9 Ks, ERA at 3.28.  I’m being told that the narrative everyone wants to embrace is Gray is all the way back and look at his 31/6 K/BB.  I mean, wow.  The ‘wow’ was also from ‘them’ who were pushing the narrative.  I’m also told to say Gray was unlucky to give up any runs yesterday and his defense let him down.  Okay, but he still unraveled, right?  Listen, if you want to own Gray, his 2.60 xFIP is gorge and I won’t stand in your way.  I’m also not running out to pick him up.  In the immortal words of Great White, “Once bitten, twice shy.”

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer.  When Puig lets one fly!

Mike Foltynewicz – Will return on Saturday.  He had a 6.11 ERA in his minor league rehab starts, so it sounds like he could be the ace of at least 20 teams.

Kevin Gausman – 5 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.96.  Gausman and Gray are totally different pitchers with unrelated issues, but I let up on my fear of Gausman after his last start and do you see what happened?  His peripherals are still solid, but put solid peripherals in one hand and a terrible start in another hand, and which hand has something?  There’s nothing in either hand!  Why don’t you put your feelings in a hand?

Homer Bailey – 1 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.63.  Homer Bailey’s start is what you call foreshadowing for Sonny Gray.

Mike Zunino – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Alfaro or Zunino in 3, 2, 1…

Emilio Pagan – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save in as many games.  Diego Castillo had pitched two innings on Sunday and Jose Alvarado had pitched back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday and Kevin Cash hates our fantasy teams and is a Pagan worshipper.  Are you happy?  I’m befuddled.  I’m assuming Castillo and Alvarado were just resting, but *shrugs* I don’t know.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-4 and his 3rd and 4th homer, and now three homers in two straight games.  Get hot you motherfudger!  That sentence was produced by B. Giddy.

Orlando Arcia – 1-for-4 and his 4th homer, hitting .218.  Definitely cyclops’ing him to see if the 8th “post” before “hype sleeper” was finally enough build up.

Daniel Poncedeleon – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks in his 1st start.  Wow, Poncedeleon must’ve felt…rejuvenated. *dodgers tomato*  What?  This, I think, is a spot start, and, even if it’s not, he’s a streamer in most leagues.

Paul DeJong – 2-for-4 and his 5th homer, hitting .337.  Colonel Mustard in the pantry with a glass condiment bottle!

Carlos Martinez – Will return as a reliever, which was his wish.  “You have two more wishes,” says Willaddin Astudillo, in blue body paint.

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Baby Seal
Baby Seal
3 years ago

H to the Rizzo is definitely better, Grey.

Cheers,
– Baby Seal

Fleeced
Fleeced
3 years ago

Smith Jr, Nunez, C. tucker, Chavis or Miggy?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
3 years ago

Dang it, irs HR to the Izzo.

Come on man, get it together – this is a fantasy baseball site!

On a related note; I went to the Dubs game tonight & while it sucked they lost, (refs had way too much to do with that) the Sugar Hill Gang performed for 12 mins at halftime while 50 dudes breakdanced & I was back in 1980 very briefly.

This has been the White Guys Discussing Hip Hop podcast, brought to you by people named Becky who would very much like to speak to a manager, right this minute.

Ed Spinelli
Ed Spinelli
3 years ago

Hi & Happy Humpday Grey,
This may be a no brainer or I am merely over thinking this but…
Some one got frustrated with Luke Voit in our league and he is on the waiver free and clear at this very moment.
I want to grab him but the one;y player I am really wanting to drop for him is Joey BATS! Crazy or or am I being to damn impatient with Votto?
I Have 4 guys 1b eligible….but Votto seems like odd man out or am I missing something. I know Hamilton will only hit .240 if i’m lucky but need his SBs… Stuick on this one and not much time before someone grabs Voit….what say you? Grab him for Votto? Leave him on waiver or grab him for someone different?

Yahoo 12 team league with hitting cats of Rs, HR’s, RBI’s, SB and AVG.& Total Bases.
C- Realmuto
1B- Alonso
2b- Cano
SS-Story
3B-Franco & finally on friday Vlad Jr !!!
LF/- Hoskins
CF-Haniger
RF-Domingooooo!
Util- Billy Hamilton
Votto
DL Spot- Ohtani

Pitchers- Verlander, Tananka, German Marguez, Domingo German, Quintana & Luchessi
RP’s- Osuna, Jefffries, Strop & Neris
DL- D Robertson

As usual thanks and enjoy your Humpday my friend!!
Champsok1 aka Eddie

Ed Spinelli
Ed Spinelli
3 years ago

Hi Humpday Grey,
This may be a no brainer or I am merely over thinking this but…
Some one got frustrated with Luke Voit in our league and he is on the waiver free and clear at this very moment.
I want to grab him but the one;y player I am really wanting to drop for him is Joey BATS! Crazy or or am I being to damn impatient with Votto?
I Have 4 guys 1b eligible….but Votto seems like odd man out or am I missing something. I know Hamilton will only hit .240 if i’m lucky but need his SBs… Stuick on this one and not much time before someone grabs Voit….what say you? Grab him for Votto? Leave him on waiver or grab him for someone different?

Yahoo 12 team league with hitting cats of Rs, HR’s, RBI’s, SB and AVG.& Total Bases.
C- Realmuto
1B- Alonso
2b- Cano
SS-Story
3B-Franco & finally on friday Vlad Jr !!!
LF/- Hoskins
CF-Haniger
RF-Domingooooo!
Util- Billy Hamilton
Votto
DL Spot- Ohtani

Pitchers- Verlander, Tananka, German Marguez, Domingo German, Quintana & Luchessi
RP’s- Osuna, Jefffries, Strop & Neris
DL- D Robertson

As usual thanks and enjoy your Humpday my friend!!
Champsok1 aka Eddie

Ed Spinelli
Ed Spinelli
Reply to  Ed Spinelli
3 years ago

Ugh sorry for the double post but I forgot the “Happy” in Happy Humpday in the first one and thought i stopped it in time…..but instead it was jsut “Hi Humpday Grey….whcih kinda made me spit take my drink….

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
3 years ago

lester back shortly. NL only 10 team h2h with QS over wins. gotta drop one of:

-mahle (3.25 FIP, next 2 SON’s -6.7 and -4.1, clearly has been overperforming his SON numbers till now, likely a result of the genius pitching coach from last year’s MIL team that moved to CIN)
– V2 (4.19 FIP, 6 today and did well, 22.5 up next)
– davies (forgot he lost his pitching coach, but rest of team didn’t, 3.88 FIP, 2.8 up next, might lose job to nat gio (but it’s probably c.anderson back in pen for now))
– t.richards (4.39 FIP, -9.3 up at PHI next)

Joe schmo
Joe schmo
3 years ago

Better stash in a keeper : Luis Robert or Yordan Alvarez. Thanks !

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  Joe schmo
3 years ago

alvarez ranked higher by everybody i’ve seen for prospect lists.

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

@Grey: I was thinking of dropping Lucchesi and Minor for both Matz and Hendricks, but the podcast convinced me to keep Lucchesi for now. I’m going to drop Minor, but should I go Matz, Hendricks, or Luke Weaver if my league counts the 5 standard pitching stats + Ls & K/9?

Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
Reply to  William Hung
3 years ago

stream if all of those are obtainable.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Yr Never Too Old For Balloons
3 years ago

6 moves per week so streaming is limited

Teacher Man
Teacher Man
3 years ago

Yo, Grey,

I really wanna pick up Ohtani for my U, but I’d have to drop Hunter Dozier or Winker. Should I just hold?

Thanks,

TM

Teacher Man
Teacher Man
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

I forgot the league info: 10 team, H/H, with OPS and negative k’s. Still Winky?

Thanks.

DonnieB
DonnieB
3 years ago

Would you drop Desmond for Gardner,Jose Martinez or Tapia? Thanks and great writeup as always.

Herschel
Herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. Mancini/Swanson for Alonzo? Which side?

Task Force
Task Force
3 years ago

Hey Grey,

Would you drop Touki for one of the following and which one would you take for a 6X6 league:

Domingo German
Max fried
Luke Weaver
Mike Soroka

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
3 years ago

Cody Allen demoted. Who’s the spec add, Buttrey or Robles?

ellis
ellis
3 years ago

Minter Strop or Parker

Thank you!

Jack
Jack
3 years ago

Daniel Murphy or Pete Alonso ROS?

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
3 years ago

for 15 team roto dynasty with net saves + holds together, have buttrey, strop, allen, barnes, hand. hold allen here or drop for one of: hansel and gretel robles, wittgren, wingenter, romo, kela (gotta be back or near it to the 8th with burdi gone), kelly?

Russell
Russell
3 years ago

Which side you like?

Haniger/Rich Hill for Pete Alonso/Clevinger

Thanks

Sandman
Sandman
3 years ago

Hey Grey!

I was going to put woodruff on waivers for yonny chirinos, but lyles is getting beaten bad right now.

ROS: Jordan lyles or Woodruff ? Thanks!

herschel
herschel
3 years ago

@Grey: i know both havent been performing but got an offer of benintendi for my bryant. gotta accept, right?

aardvark
aardvark
3 years ago

I saw in a comment above that you like Mazara more than Greg Polanco. Does this hold true for points leagues as well?

Wass
Wass
3 years ago

10 team, h2h points, SP are valuable.

Trade A)
Voit and Hand
for
Ozuna

Trade B)
JTurner and Paddack
for
Rendon

Which side? Thanks Grey! So glad Vlad is up now.

wass
wass
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Good deal. thanks man, have a good evening! Still haven’t got to season 3 of Gommora yet…

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
3 years ago

What’s up ole wise one. 10 team keeper league where average obp and strikeouts against hitters count who to keep Ramos or Narveaz. Kind of even I thought so need a tie breaker

Al KOHOLIC
Al KOHOLIC
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Cool. Have Guerrero coming to me in 3 leagues. Sure hope he hits the ground running. I did hear one report that he was a little out of shape Like he wasn’t before. Just hit the ball big guy

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
3 years ago

I was offered Brad Hand for my Christian Walker and Ken Giles.

Walker is a bench bat for me, because I have P Alonso and Mondesi in UTIL slots and Hoskins at 1B. My other closers are Diaz and Hicks. Should I take Hand?

Let’s Play Two
Let’s Play Two
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, it’s essentially Just giving up Giles for Hand and I could always grab a decent bench bat when I need one. I use my bench for SP.

Let's Play Two
Let's Play Two
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Before I pull the trigger…Giles swinging strike rate is 18.2% and FB 96.7 MPH. Hand has lost some velo from last year at 91.9 MPH and swinging strike rate down from 13.6% to 11.5% this year. FIP far better for Hand xFIP far better for Giles and SIERRA a little better for Giles. Trade analyzer shows ratios and saves roughly the same. 1) Any red flags on Hand; and 2) Does Hand move the needle over Giles in your opinion?

And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers!
Reply to  Let's Play Two
3 years ago

isn’t it hilarious how much lower hand’s ADP than giles’ was? i’m not singling these 2 alone out, but funny that there are easy arguments for giles over hand what a few weeks into season? this is without either being injured or roles changing.

jdred5
jdred5
3 years ago

Lost Judge in a 10 team 5×5 so I would like to deal for a bat. Ended up with a bit too much pitching in my draft: Buehler, Flaherty, Wheeler, Glasnow, Ryu, Ed-Rod, Lucchesi, Paddack, Strahm, Weaver.

1) Which of the above would you look to deal for a bat?
2) A team that needs pitching has Conforto, and Rosario, both of whom would help. Best offer to make for one of these?
3) A second team that needs pitching has Puig and Bell. Best offer to make for one of these?

Thanks for all the insights! Started listening to the podcast this year – it’s great fun!

erad
erad
3 years ago

Cody Allen removed from closers role

Grab Buttrey and cross your fingers

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

dreaded SAGNOF Q: I currently roster Alvarado, Holland, Brasier, Strop, Swarzak, Neris

I figure Swarzak or Neris are my weakest faces – is Buttrey a better face than either of those?

erad
erad
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

My only fear is Aumus goes with Robles instead since he was used more in the setup role.

Stumanji!
Stumanji!
Reply to  erad
3 years ago

Robles has also been used as an Opener though. Does that make him more or less likely to be the guy that closes now?

Los Putos
Los Putos
3 years ago

Passan and Heyman reporting Vlad Jr up this Fri

Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Eric the Waiter with Hands for Hands
Reply to  Los Putos
3 years ago

see ya candelman in 20 teamer. bye bye r.ruiz (keeping r.nunez now) in AL only.

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Can you rank in a quality start league
Eflin
Derek Holland
Soroka
Pablo Lopez

aardvark
aardvark
3 years ago

Do you think Alex Gordon can keep this up and be a top 20 OF?

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  aardvark
3 years ago

it’s been a nice ride though for the last, what, say 3ish months of season time going back to last year for AL only and/or deep mixed. only spots i own are a 20 teamer and AL only. even in those he wasn’t drafted either.

The Harrow
The Harrow
3 years ago

oh my god people are adding ty france due only to AAA stats even in some 12’ers now.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

yeah that guy reeks of NL only or probably like 20 teamers if and only if you have a BUNCH of starting hitting slots AND have injury problems. even in NL only he has no guaranteed playing time at all. urias can and should be back for that roster spot at some point.

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Peraza or Mazara? Position doesn’t matter. Feel Peraza is stuck in the bottom of that line up, but would love another opinion on these two.

Thanks again!

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
3 years ago

15 team roto dynasty with OPS added. maybe waited too long on adding tapia (daily FAAB already down to 56/100 left, should’ve added earlier considering i have desmond too), tons of injuries here. when team is healthy this hitting is sick though.
C astudillo (3B)
1B cron
2B dannys antana (no OF yet as we only have specific OF’s)
SS bregman (3B)
3B baez (2B/SS)
LF legs mcneil (2B/3B)
CF laureano
RF fowler (hot lately, but i’m about to drop him and mini donkey for tapia and thames attempting)
util (2) leonys (CF), barnes (C/2B)
BN (this many from innings cap on SP, AND i’m scrambling for quality at bats with the injuries):
bader (CF/RF), mini donkey (1B/3B about to leave COL), desmond (1B/LF/RF)
DL: (5): stanton (LF/RF), judge (RF), kingery (3B/SS), cespedes (LF, nabbed cheaply after draft when somebody dropped him)

the plan is to drop mini donkey and fowler for tapia/thames. with 56 left what should bids be here, some other guys who went very high lately were: reddick (6 last night), kingery (4, me), h.dozier (10, lately)

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

that’s exactly what i input already, was deciding on 4 for tapia or not. merged thinking unity time. also in this league most of the time most players you want you get for 1. except for first WW’s of the year since we have 10 NA prospect stash slots. some of those go higher. esp to the kind of owners that bid large (sometimes really large) on certain prospects during draft then run out of money.

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Steve Anus
3 years ago

crap, i forgot, puig got dropped here and comes off tonight too. does he rank at the top of this, or middle (gotta think it can’t be bottom). puig’s keeper price is only 2 (our draft budget is 342 this year, keeper budget and max 18 kept predraft are 75% of the draft budget, and the whole budget goes up 5% a year). puig is in the final year of his 3 year cycle at 2. could be bid up next year in arb bidding, but unless he does really well ROS he probably doesn’t get bid up much.

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

yeppers, got caught in that silly short term thinking there, should just search the old memory banks for how high the love is for puig on the OPS rater (which i DO remember). last year i think thames and puig were a near tie in preaseason though (maybe thames was even winning) in the OPS rater. now thames looking like playing time on the up.

Homezen
Homezen
3 years ago

Would you pick up Mazara in place of anyone here?

H. Dozier
Peraza
Greg Polanco

Would you pick up Inciarte in place of anyone here?

Peraza
Greg Polanco

Homezen
Homezen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Which 2? Mazara would have to be swapped for someone from the first list of three, and Ender from the second list of two.

Homezen
Homezen
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Out of Dozier, Peraza, Polanco, and Mazara I need the the best three that will score the most runs, and out of Inciarte, Polanco, and Peraza I don’t have specific needs as my team racks up steals no problem. The league where I might pick up Inciarte is a points league where singles, doubles, triples, etc. are rewarded along with the normal counting stats.

Homezen
Homezen
Reply to  Homezen
3 years ago

To simplify

Who are the best three for runs out of

Mazara
Polanco
Peraza
H. Dozier

Who are the best 2 players overall out of

Inciarte
Peraza
Polanco

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Grey, Long question 12 team daily moves league 6×6 with holds and ops as the extra categories. we can keep 5 260 auction budget.

Infield: Alfaro, Bellinger, Baez, Tatis, Muncy, Machado, Alfonso

My current outfield and utility are: Acuna, Hoskins, Benitendi, Dahl, Robles and Domingo Santana.

I have G Polanco on the bench who has a $1 keeper price and could be valuable so I don’t want to cut him.

Current staff: Snell, Flaherty, Bieber, Paddack, Strahm, Yu, Efflin, LeClerc, Chapman, Brasier, B. Parker, Seranthony.

It’s hard to trade but Mazara is on waivers. Would you cut Efflin or Seranthony for him? Seranthony is my only current holds guy and Efflin has potential and I feel my hitting is in a better spot then my pitching.

Thanks so much.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
3 years ago

10 team OBP limited season moves

1) I’ve been holding onto Hampson, but after sitting 3 straight days and with McMahon and Murphy both back, I think it might be time to move on. Hold or drop for another MI: McMahon, Asdrubal, Polanco, Goodrum, McNeil, Marte, E Escobar, Tucker, Chavis

2) Similarly, I’ve been holding out hope for D Jansen. Hold or drop for: Zunino, Alfaro, Phegley, Vazquez

bananafactory
bananafactory
3 years ago

trade semien for inciarte?

bananafactory
bananafactory
Reply to  bananafactory
3 years ago

need OF… have excess SS… but can I do better?

bbboston
bbboston
3 years ago

Grey,

Any idea what’s wrong with Profar? The guy has been a huge disappointment to date.

J-Money
J-Money
3 years ago

Whatup G,

OPS league, Kike or Peraza? Would you take R. Nunez over either in a vacuum for the utility spot?

Thanks man

lubey
lubey
3 years ago

I need to drop one. Peralta or Santana? I know Peralta was your sell, but player rater has him higher than Santana rest of season, Seems like Santana has cooled off since that hot start.

What are your thoughts?
Thanks Grey!!

lubey
lubey
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Man, I know. Ive been pursing trades all week and I cant get anything for them. I guess I will keep trying to move one

lubey
lubey
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

If you had to move one, you going Peralta?

lubey
lubey
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Thanks again

JP
JP
3 years ago

Been offered Khris Davis for my Jose Ramirez, would only be for this year, and position eligibility is not an issue, thoughts?

Play Ball
Play Ball
3 years ago

Grey,

Did you have a Chavis sleeper post or video? Wanted to look into him. Sorry if you addressed it already, but what line R/HR/RBI/AVG do you conservatively think he’ll put up this year?

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
3 years ago

Mazara with 2 homers so far today. Hadn’t dropped him yet. Maybe this is the start of his turnaround.

Favio Vasquez
Favio Vasquez
3 years ago

Recently picked up Eloy Jimenez, do you think there was a chance he was distracted with his grandmother considering how young he is and now that shes past perhaps he refocuses on his game and goes off as hes been predicted to do? Looking at it from a humanity standpoint……

Brett
Brett
3 years ago

Mazara or G polanco?

toolshed
toolshed
3 years ago

Ketel marte worth holding in a 12 team league, obp. Je was a popular breakout player. He has a couple hr, sb, and 16 rbi but has been all or nothing. He walk rate is way down. .260 ish obp. He is a reserve mi/of. I have Jorge Polanco as a reserve mi and now have g polanco as an additional OF. Thanks. I’d be looking to add a pitcher like soroka or stream. Thx

Cam
Cam
3 years ago

Do you think Billy Hamilton is worth an add in a H2H league with SB’s as a category? Would have to drop Domingo Santana or Winker for him.

Cohen
Cohen
3 years ago

Drop Winker or Soler for Tapia?
12 team for 5 th OF
I have Yelich/Hoskins/Dahl/Robles
Could be used as a lone bench bat

Db
Db
3 years ago

Starting stripling @cubs?

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
3 years ago

16 teamer h2h with QS added. i have all of yarbrough, pineda, annabelle to drop for as many as i can get out of (4 moves a week here): holland (SON likes next), c.anderson (SON hates but has done well all year, albeit that magic worker pitching coach from last year left MIL to CIN and it shows so far by a lot, everybody has turned back into themselves so far and/or the rookies outside of woodruff are all thusly turrible), turnbull (done fairly well so far, and even last night when SON hated him did ok, and has good matchup upcoming)

1. best dropping order: me thinks annabell, pineda, yarbrough

2. best adding order: me thinks holland, turnbull, c.anderson

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
3 years ago

Rendon and Moustakas on the Not IL not playing no news WTF list. Is there a glossary term for this purgatorial abomination?

Injuries been bad this year. Wendle came back for 1.5 games. Fracture wrist. Next man up…Dylan Moore. Can we please get some Senzel in our lives?

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

oh good god i got injury issues in a few spots, badly. stanton/treat/andujar/hill (he doesn’t count though), ryu (almost doesn’t count and came back quick so shouldn’t bitch), kingery (RIGHT when he got hot and added). another spot judge, stanton, kingery, bader, ryu etc.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Steve Anus
3 years ago

Terrible

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Where’s Rendon? He’s waiting for Dr. Met. Dr. Met is Mr. Met’s more successful brother. He’s identical save for the stethoscope around his neck.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Mike Moustakas: I’m here to see Dr. Met. I have an appointment.

Receptionist: Go ahead and have a seat. He’ll be with you in 2-5 days. He’s actually in Maui at the moment.

Steve Anus
Steve Anus
Reply to  OaktownSteve
3 years ago

got my only rendon spot the same as another one with stanton and kingery too. have mostsuckass in about 4 spots too.

Thomas Petrone
Thomas Petrone
3 years ago

filling out a last rotation slot – Tyler Skaggs or Danny Duffy?

RotoSlayer
RotoSlayer
3 years ago

Am I starting these guys in a H2H league? Rough matchups this week for my pitchers. Thank you!

C. Smith @PHI
Lester vs LAD

Musgrove @LAD
Bieber @HOU

elguaponerte
elguaponerte
3 years ago

Caleb Smith or Boyd… ROS?

Travis Shaw Emerging?
Travis Shaw Emerging?
3 years ago

Jordan Hicks or Brad Hand for saves and ratios in a standard 5×5 redraft roto league?

Monty Crisco
Monty Crisco
3 years ago

16 man 6×6 h2h w OPS
Kang or Tapia ROS?
-Thanks

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

You tracking Yordan Alvarez? He’s tearing up the minors. You stashing him in deeper leagues or waiting for his callup? He clearly needs an injury for a callup but his numbers are remarkable.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
3 years ago

Vlad Jr. or T. Shaw ROS in a standard roto?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

In NL only, Dietrick or Schebler?

Schmohawks Bob
Schmohawks Bob
Reply to  Schmohawks Bob
3 years ago

In same league, would you trade $1 Christian Walker for $23 Puig (I’d be getting Puig)(lI have one extra CI and I need an OF). Is this too much to give up or a good example of selling high and buying low?

Old School Brother
Old School Brother
3 years ago

Who has giant balls and started Corbin last night? THIS GUY (and grey too)

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
Reply to  Old School Brother
3 years ago

Started with confidence thanks to Grey!

Db
Db
3 years ago

Starting porcello vs Tigers I need a win

Db
Db
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Would you?

leon
leon
3 years ago

would you be shopping glasnow for a pitcher like jack flaherty in 18 man. Maybe take advantage of the different starts their both having? or are they about even now.

letsgobravos
letsgobravos
3 years ago

Jose Ramirez showing signs of life today. 3/4 with a slam and legs + a double with 4 RBIs on the day. Need him and Machado to both break out of their shitty starts to the year. Thankfully my offense is crushing it despite my 1st and 2nd round picks being awful thus far thanks to late round picks like Domingo and Gallo.

Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran
3 years ago

Is giving up benintendi, hunter Dozier, Christian Walker too much for acuna and boyd? Or rather, would that get laughed at? I’ve got way too many solid hitters and can use the consolidation and sp

12 team yahoo 5×5

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Daniel Moran
3 years ago

Who cares if you get laughed at when trading?

Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran
Reply to  Cram It
3 years ago

It can sour future trades

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
3 years ago

In a keeper league, who would you rather have Tatis jr or Vlad? No considerations, just purely based on who you would rather have if given the choice.

dk
dk
3 years ago

Need speed. Villar for RHill & Strahm?

peacecoast
peacecoast
3 years ago

Mondesi HR. How you feel about his season so far?

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
3 years ago

1. Franco or Murphy?

2. Weavr or E-Rod?

3. Buxton or Castellanos?

183414
183414
3 years ago

You wouldn’t drop Desmond for Tapia, w/out the mgr. or g. mgr. telling us that Tapia is the starter, would you ?

183414
183414
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Yeah, then no one to drop for Tapia. Thanks

William Hung
William Hung
3 years ago

Adalberto Mondesi is up with the bases loaded and 1 out – the 3B is drawn in, so what does he do? He grounds out to 3rd for a 5-3 DP to end the inning.

Next time up? Man on 1st and 3rd, and he makes up for his previous AB by hitting a beautiful bomb. WOOOOO!

Cram It
Cram It
3 years ago

I know everyone is worried about Aguilar, but I’m holding without worry yet. 2018 wasn’t a fluke. His K% has decreased, and his BB% has increased, as has his LD%. Exit velo and launch angle about the same, just hard hit % is really low. Think he’s just a little off on barreling balls up. It’s not like he’s turning into a pumpkin with his approach.

But yes, Thames could Wally Pipp his way in again if the results don’t start showing soon.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Aguilar on waivers, drop C Walker or Kiké for him? 5×5 10T h2h daily

Thanks

Donald
Donald
3 years ago

My Cody Bellinger for his Nolan Arenado. Have to do it, right.

erad
erad
3 years ago

Junis christ!

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
3 years ago

in an RCL I’ve got Inciarte & Profar both on waivers.
Potential drops would be Pinder, Winker, or Laureano …also Moose clogging things up …put him on the DL already.
Which one is the priority waiver pickup??

Licketty Splits
Licketty Splits
Reply to  Licketty Splits
3 years ago

Oh I would vote HR to Izzo

Scooterboy
Scooterboy
3 years ago

Would you drop Zach Eflin for Luke Weaver? Thanks !!!!

Colusous Canimi
Colusous Canimi
3 years ago

Drop one to pick up Bader?

League 1

Peraza
Greg Polanco

League 2

Peraza
Greg Polanco
H. Dozier

E
E
3 years ago

I’m a twelve team keeper league (you get to keep five, for up to four years), and my whole offense is scuffling:

C – Alfaro
1B – Aguilar
2B – Mondesi
SS – Tatis Jr
3B – Suarez
OF – Betts
OF – Benintendi
OF – Jimenez
UT – Robles
UT – Clint Frazier
BN – Peraza
BN – Kingery

My pitching on the other hand, is stacked:

P – Bauer (kept)
P – Snell (kept)
P – Corbin (kept)
P – Musgrove
RP – Alvardo
RP – Barnes
P – Maeda
P – McHugh
BN – Porcello
BN – Marco Gonzales
BN – Chirinos

I think I need to shop Corbin for a bat. He’s got great keeper value: 18th round. How high is reasonable to aim with him? I’d be hoping for a Goldschmidt or a Rendon. Would you be nervous about this offense? Any other names you’d target for Corbin?

Thanks!

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
3 years ago

Ty France (not to be mistaken for bizarro-WWII phrase, “TY, France”) called up. Am I high to think Ty can stick?

Long Bawls
Long Bawls
Reply to  Grey
3 years ago

Hahaha. And I guess strikes are always a worry too.