Fantasy Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: The chat is now open and sorry about the delay. I was setting my weekly FAAB. Give me a minute to tweet it out and bring in the Tout Wars Mixed bids

7:54
Infield Insecure: Who is your preferred pickup between Kieboom & Chavis assuming position doesn’t matter?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: Chavis. I think there are more options to full season playing time.

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: Tout Wars Mixed Auction bids

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: CKieboom: 228
GCanning: 131
BBelt: 77
CBassitt: 71
EPagan: 67
DCastillo: 67
LJackson: 55
TWade: 29
AWainwright: 28
LRengifo: 27
JBeeks: 26
HRobles: 23
JMeans: 22
DanNorris: 22
JMcCann: 12
AniSanchez: 12
RCordell: 12
LForsythe: 11
JCastro: 11
RHealy: 7
SKelley: 5
JLuzardo: 4
ELongoria: 2

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: Mixed Draft bids

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: CKieboom: 235
GCanning: 87
EPagan: 87
TButtrey: 79
BParker: 68
TLaStella: 66
LJackson: 48
DFowler: 40
ELauer: 33
TFrance: 22
HRobles: 21
HPence: 21
CBassitt: 13
LRengifo: 12
MPerez: 7
JMcCann: 2

7:58
JupiterBrando: how gaga should I be over Reynaldo Lopez

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s fine until it warms up and his 2.0 HR/9 begins. Trade him in late May

7:59
Beast Hoskins: 12 tm roto redraft Yu hit the wire, I only have $35 of $100 left. Could use some W’s with sev and clev dog on ir. What do you bid?

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: $9

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: You need to give yourself $1 a week for moves of need (injuries). If $0 bids are allowed, maybe $20

8:00
Kev Zimmerman : Does Ryan Zimmerman injury open up any additional options other than Matt Adams

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: I think so for the week. I could even see them look to trade for help.

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: brb, I want a refreshing beverage

8:02
Beast Hoskins: Kikuchi looks like the low man on my 12 tm roto roster. Will I regret cutting him?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: No, I think he’s a matchup SP right now

8:02
Roy Munson: How likely do you think Beeks is to stick in the old Yarbough role?

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: Decent. I was the one who bid for him in Tout to take a chance.

8:03
Anders: I dropped Travis Shaw in a points league to keep Yandy Diaz…am I crazy?

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m a little worried about Shaw and could see Hiura (sp?) get the call at some point

8:04
JustJim: Chasing saves in a 14tm 5×5 with 2 RP spots only.  Which one would you take from Swarzak, Emilio Pagan or Blake Parker?

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: Parker if you only need Saves. His ratios are junk though.

8:05
Mikey N: Sogard and Pence worth an add? AL only league. Dropping Bird and Cahill

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: Sogard for sure and go with Bird

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t have a problem dropping Cahill but I’m not sure Pence is an upgrade

8:06
Beast Hoskins: Canning or kikuchi? Canning or Marco? Canning or Trevor Williams?

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: Williams, Canning, Marco, Kikuchi

8:06
TonyDanzaAllstar: In general, would you prefer McMahon or Chavis as the better 2B option for the rest of this year (and long term)?

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: McMahon

8:07
Ryan: Renato Nunez in 12 team ops league

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s close in 12 teamers. I may have to bench him in a 15 teamer as I have too many corners.

8:08
dave in slc: al only keeper league where you cant bid on a guy til activated, vlad call up means his bidding is this week. How much would you bid on him in a league where you have $260 total budget to start season and 100 in season faab money and any bid over 30 you have to keep the next yr and would hit that next yr starting 260?

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: 35, maybe even 40. You should know the league’s inflation and bake it in

8:09
Drew: Who would you drop first – josh James, Buchholz or Anibal Sanchez

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Buchholz but none of them give me a warm fuzzy

8:09
Lars: Someone dropped AJ Pollock in my league.  He is an immediate add right?

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, hell yes

8:09
Guest: Would u drop kike to pick up cordell?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: No.

8:10
Pine Needles: Hunter Dozier or Yandy Diaz?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: Oh, this is a good one

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: Diaz but it’s very close

8:11
Michael Thompson: Bader is available in my 15 team mixed….thinking of a $80-$90 bid? Reasonable?

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: I have him in an NL-only and I’m worried about the playing time with Martinez hitting. Maybe half the bid

8:12
Prospect Stash: For those with NA spots that recently opened who should be the next batter stash in redraft? Hiura? Alvarez?

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: I think you have the top 2

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: I might go in that order. And Senzel if available.

8:12
Guest: Under the radar reliever that can get you some saves?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: I gambling on who is available in Seattle and Angels. Also I like Hildenberger in Min

8:13
Beast Hoskins: What was the refreshing beverage of choice? Im going an Upslope Citra Pale ale

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA by New Belgium

8:14
Hungry man: Big Mac or a Whopper?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Neither, too much bread, get a bid burrito some where

8:14
KilleBrews: Thoughts on Fedde in 25 tm dynasty?  Worth a small bid?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe, but quickly move on

8:15
Brandon commance: Thoughts on which top tier pitchers to Target who might have owners getting antsy to trade beside sale of course

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: All the Mets, they are all struggling

8:15
dave in slc: does kieboom get sent down when turner back? in an nl only do you gamble he stays up w a decent bid? what % would you throw at him? our faab amount is 100 for the yr

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: I do worry he gets demoted in a month so I stayed away from paying a ton for him. I feel an owner could get one of the Yankee callups for nothing.

8:17
Beast Hoskins: What’s the chance Brian Dozier puts up a 20 1

8:17
Beast Hoskins: Oops. Dozier 20 home run 15 sb season

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: I think the 15 SBs are gone. Anyone can hit 20 home runs with the new happy fun ball MLB is using

8:18
Clark Addison: Think Duplantier gets a shot at Godley’s spot in Diamondback’s rotation?

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe. I almost put in a ton of min bids but nothing more

8:19
NCKLM: Where do you rank someone like Strahm or Bassitt in relation to Luke Weaver?  Same 7th-ish starter in 12tm?

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: I think they are all bench/WW streamers

8:19
Mikey N: Ryan Cordell have any value? Getting everyday ABs, now Eloy hurt

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes and he was before the injury. Some pop and decent AVG. I’m buying in my deeper leagues

8:20
The Night King : It won’t matter after I destroy the world but Goodwin or Calhoun for an OF fill in for Eloy?

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: Calhoun

8:20
Beast Hoskins: Correa or Vlad ros

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: Vlad and I don’t think it’ll be close

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: 50% Vlad, 25% Tie, 25% Correa

8:21
Ross: In regards to the Belt bid of $77, I have an trade offer of receiving BBelt, and BGardner for Danny Santana and RCordell? Is that a no-brainer?

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: Take it now

8:21
Tony: Ok to stream Lucchessi’s spot in my 12-teamer?

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: Yea, i could see only half of his starts worthwhile

8:22
John: Al only who is better to try in a redraft – Canning or Luzardo?

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: Right now, Canning. He’s healthy and in the majors. That’s 2/3 of the battle.

8:23
Chris Q.: Given his higher velocity, how high is Drew Pomeranz’s ceiling? Would you drop Steckenrider at this point in an NL-only league to pick him up?

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: I would. Pomeranz looks really good

8:23
Luck: Braun or Nimmo to platoon with Joc?

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: One sec

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: Nimmo, you really want Joc’s platoon partner playing every day so you can get points when Joc sits, you don’t want the other guy sitting also as will be the case with Braun

8:26
Undecided Rosterbator: Lost Turner now Tatis… 14 team H2H OBP league. Not much out there… Kike,  Marwin, Cole Tucker, Profar, Adames?

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: The first two are fine replacements and I’m a little surprised they are available.

8:27
Luck: Diaz over Christian Walker or Vogelbach?

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: They are all close. Stick with Diaz for now

8:27
StroShow: Have to drop at least one of Eickhoff, Turnbull, Derek Holland and Minter in a 15-tm mixed and feeling torn about it. How would you rank them?

8:28
Jeff Zimmerman: Best to worst: Minter, Turnbull, Eickhoff (hate the home starts), Holland

8:28
Travioli: Is Luis rengifo flying under the radar because of Kieboom and Canning call ups or is he nothing more than a light hitting bat with a little speed?

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: I think he might be Greg Allen or worse

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: If an owner needs steals, he’s a great gamble.

8:29
Monk: Should I hang onto Stripling?

8:30
Jeff Zimmerman: I haven’t in my NFBC leagues (no IL slots). There just isn’t room to speculate

8:30
GK: Need to cut one in a keeper league with Hill back: Renfroe, Hampson, Trevor Williams, or Cole Tucker.

8:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Hampson

8:30
Joe B: Given that Mike Soroka has had some shoulder issues and pitched lesss than 60 innings last year, do you expect him to be limited to about 80 innings this year.

8:31
Jeff Zimmerman: A bit more, usually 30 to 40 more. Most teams use pitches so if he’s efficient, he can  go more innings

8:33
Sea Bassitt: Is Bassitt doing something different to make him worthy of a decent FAAB bid tonight?

8:33
Jeff Zimmerman: Not really. I’m surprised his ERA is 0.00 with a 7.2 BB/9

8:33
Roy Munson: 12 team AL only $3 min bid and 120 budget, what would you consider a good aggressive bid on Rengifo?  I’m hurting in steals.  Thanks!

8:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Sure, even up to 20% if you must.

8:34
Cake Batter: deep needs for Starters in a 16 team redraft. Which MLB teams do you see having a need to reach down to the minors right now?

8:34
Jeff Zimmerman: The A’s have some arms

8:35
ManBearPuig: Better speculative pickup for S, Shawn Kelley or Nick Anderson?

8:35
Jeff Zimmerman: Kelley

8:35
Brian: PSA: NFBC FAAB extended to 11PM because of server issues

8:35
Jeff Zimmerman: That is why the chat was late. I lost all my bids from one league

8:35
Andy: Tapia or Kepler ros

8:35
Jeff Zimmerman: Kepler

8:35
Ben: When should we stash Yordan Alvarez?

8:36
Jeff Zimmerman: Sadly now. I think he’s the Astros injury replacement with Tucker struggling. We just don’t know when that injury will occur

8:36
Vladdy Mc Daddy: Is it worth holding Hampson in 16 team redraft. Just picked up Chavis who’s elig at 2b and 3b?

8:36
Jeff Zimmerman: No

8:37
Matt: Do you think Mercado gets the call soon? Cleveland OF is atrocious

8:37
Jeff Zimmerman: I think Luplow gets one more chance and then look for Mercado

8:37
John: ROS – Ryan Zimmerman or Ronald Guzman?

8:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Guzman. Zimmerman has plantar fasciitis (sp?) and it can be a pain to come back from.

8:38
Cole: Who’s the better add Leury Garcia or Ryan Cordell?

8:38
Jeff Zimmerman: I like Garcia in AVG league. He takes a huge hit in OBP leagues

8:39
BK: How concerned are you about Nola?  Do I need to be aggressive in bidding on pitching to make up for sale, Nola and careasco’s slow starts?

8:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Some but not too much. You are just going to have to ride this out.

8:39
Brandon W: I’m holding Profar and Odor as second base options in a 16 team mixed. Senzel is available and 2nd base eligible. Drop Profar for Senzel?

8:40
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, in a heart beat

8:40
Jeff Zimmerman: Once sec

8:41
Jeff Zimmerman: Senzel could be called up Thursday. The next week the Reds are on the road

8:42
Jeff Zimmerman: He needs to be owned in 100% of leagues

8:42
Chase Y: I’m drunk on franmil xstats. Is it crazy to drop him for Marwin Gonzalez though to squeeze out extra ABs in daily moves?

8:42
Jeff Zimmerman: No, Reyes is just forcing himself in every day at bats

8:43
cB: Ok to drop Trevor Richards? Read a lot of sleeper articles about him but results not there so far

8:43
Jeff Zimmerman: He can’t control the ball

8:43
Closer help: % of faab you would bid on winker in a 15-team league?

8:43
Jeff Zimmerman: 20%

8:43
TonyDanzaAllstar: Thanks for the input Jeff!

8:43
Kelly: How much faab on Kieboom? 20% would replace Odor 12 team NFBC

8:44
Jeff Zimmerman: Torres was over 300 last year this same week. In ToutWars, over 200 got him. You are in the ballpark

8:44
Ben: Have Treinan, drop him for Hicks or Vasquez?

8:44
Jeff Zimmerman: WTF, are you in a 2 team league

8:44
Jeff Zimmerman: ?

8:45
Copperjohn: Mahle worth a small bid in a 15 team NFBC? This week Mets -don’t like ,but @SF and @OAK following week.

8:45
Jeff Zimmerman: I picked him up last week for this two-step.

8:46
Jeff Zimmerman: That is it for tonight. I’m out and happy fishing.

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Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first two seasons in Tout Wars, he's won the H2H league and mixed auction league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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You spelled plantar fasciitis right