Sunday Evening FAAB & Waiver Wire Chat

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: I’ll go ahead and get this week’s chat started.

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Here are the FAAB bids from Tout Wars 15-team leagues

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Auction

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: TWard: 56
ROrtega: 49
DBote: 33
KGlover: 28
AGomber: 19
JJunis: 17
TAustin: 12
YSanchez: 8
LForsythe: 7
RMcMahon: 6
WMiley: 4
RYarbrough: 4
TBlach: 4
TWilliams: 3
KPlawecki: 3
SGonsalves: 2
BreAnderson: 1
MMoore: 0
HNeris: 0

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Draft

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: TWard: 45
NWalker: 24
MWieters: 24
LForsythe: 16
ELongoria: 15
ADeSclafani: 14
JLucchesi: 10
BBrach: 7
TBlach: 1
RMcMahon: 0

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: And just a reminder all FAAB and WW questions will get answered first.

7:32
Jake Junis Priest: Hi. Could you pick one (or two) AL OBP catchers? Zunino, Tayler Ward, Danny Jansen, Michael Perez.

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d go with Ward and Jansen for now

7:32
the dude: should I drop Gonzalez for Santana in my 10 team 6×6 H2H keeper league?

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: First names please

7:33
JB: H2H league, down big in week one of two week matchup. If looking to salvage K’s and QS with two start guys, best options among Gomber, T Richards, Estrada, Holland, P Lopez?

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: It may be in the right order

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Probably Lopez over Holland

7:34
Jake Junis Priest: EJax (v Tex) or Giolito (v Twins twice) worth a ride this week? (AL Only)

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d go with Gio knowing my rate stats could get punished

7:35
Parts and Gleyber: Hi. Any preference between Russell Martin and Mr. Zunino in OBP league? Thanks!

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: Martin. He’s playing 3B and has a near .350 OBP. I may go Zunino if I need HR

7:36
Can of corn: What minor league SPs are you looking to pounce on for that September call up?

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: None now that Kopech is up. Most will be at innings limits. Some for contenders will just be bullpen arms. I’m playing it by ear.

7:37
Drew: Looking for a fill-in for Sale in my 16-teamer. Fiers, D. Holland, M. Boyd, Poncedeleon, or Edwin Jackson?

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: Fiers

7:38
Jesse: I’m in a 14 team H2H league and I’m starving for pitching. Should I try to pin down an over achiever like Cobb or hold out for a Justus Sheffield? Also how much longer before Ohtani pitches again? Thinking about picking him up to hold

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Of the options, go with Cobb. I’m worried Sheffield is headed to the bullpen

7:38
Rocco: Are Kyle Freeland and German Marquez pitchers we can trust to “usually start”?

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d probably start them 66% of the time

7:39
Rocco: Thoughts on Bader vs.  Tyler O’Neill ROS?

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Bader unless the team needs HRs

7:40
Rocco: Any middle relievers on the wire you like to help stats and have low blow up risk?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: I like McHugh

7:40
Rollie’s Mustache: Hoping to land Kopech tonight, but after him, what anticipated SP call-ups should I be targeting? Luzardo worth a stash?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: I

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: ‘m not on any rookie pitchers

7:41
Can of corn: Any 1st base break outs on the horizon?

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: I wish I knew.

7:42
Michael Kopech Question #153: Am I a must-add in 12-teamers or a wait-and-see? He’d be taking the place of Marquez or Bundy in my QS league.

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes for Bundy

7:42
DC-NC: Tommy Pham or Steve Pearce (12 team H2H, 7×7 OBP/SLG)

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: Pham

7:42
Eddy: Got Kopech for $40 in TGFBI. Next highest bid was $20. Think I’m loving that.

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: I have $0 left. I’m sure I missed out

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: And congrats

7:43
$11 Worth of Taco Bell: Someone dumped Buxton in deep AL roto keeper league (5×5 OBP). Only $4 next year. Worth the dumpster dive?

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes

7:43
Vlad jr: I am the best hitter in the organization. Why am I not up

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: To play for the Jays for another season. While it sucks, it is the right move for the Jays

7:44
Me: 10 keepers at no cost 12 teams. Im rebuilding. I was offered Senzel and Cmart for my Price. No brainer?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: Make the trade

7:45
Drew: Does Hector Rondon continue to close games in Houston?

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m not sure but he could. I thought Osuna wouldn’t close and took a ton of crap for it. I thought the Astros would keep him away from the closer’s role

7:46
Trap Gone Hamels: Teoscar started so hot but has cooled significantly. Was I wrong to get my hopes up? Any prognostication about next year?

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s a late round pick for me. The biggest issue, IMO, has been the lack of steals

7:47
Trap Gone Hamels: The Logan Forsythe Sage continues. He’s looked like his old self in Minnesota, but it’s a mirage, right?

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s likely somewhere in between. Now, he could be on the move again since he has passed through waivers

7:48
Rocco: Is it ok to start Odor over Dozier at this point?

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes

7:48
VottomanEmpire: Just heard Trumbo to the DL hours ago, AND Joey Rickard demoted to AAA seconds ago. Any chance Austin Hays will get the call, and meaningful PT? After Mullins, we’re talking about Adam Jones, Trey Mancini, Craig Gentry and Jace Peterson here, not exactly the likely 2020 Baltimore Murderer’s Row.

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: It would be nice if Hays did get the call. I’ll go with no for now

7:49
Gaucho: Thoughts on Stephen Gonsalves? Supposedly getting called up for a 2 start week (CHW, OAK)

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s a high walk, flyball rookie pitcher. What could go wrong?

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d stay away for now

7:51
MeanGene : What’s your take on Gonsalaves from Minnesota or Plutko. I need Sp as I lost Bauer and Cmart

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d roster Plutko first

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s not the best profile.

7:52
Boomstick: Should I keep Contreras, I need HRs in roto, Or go Ward, Jansen, Chirinos, Cervelli

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: Stick with Conteras

7:53
DC-NC: Matt Chapman or Mike Moustakas?

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: I like Mous’s home park more.

7:53
$11 Worth of Taco Bell: Aside from Mondesi, how would you rank the Royals rookie type players for deep AL roto dynasty league (5×5 OBP)?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: Keller …… O’Hearn ……….

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: There is very little talent in their farm system

7:55
Rollie’s Mustache: Ryu or Wheeler ROS in QS league?

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: Sorry for delay

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: Wheeler but it’s close

7:56
Mikey: Thoughts on Jalen Beeks ROS?

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: I like him with some ups and downs. I’m more evaluating him for next season.

7:56
Kelly: Camargo or Belt this week? Both face 6 RHP? Camargo weaker starters.

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: and Camargo has the better team around him.

7:57
lang: thoughts on jay bruce?

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Nightmares

7:57
MeanGene : Do you ever see Cmart closing for STL this year

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: No

7:57
Kelly: Godley at home vs Seattle or Cahill this week. Could take chance Paxton back on Sunday as well

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: Godley unless Cahill is facing on the bottom feeders

7:58
Kevin: Are you holding Knebel? He has been a bit iffy lately, and it doesn’t look like he’ll get the closer role down the stretch from Jeffries/Hader.

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: No, it think he is third on the depth chart right now.

7:59
AL-only, 10-team: Is Josh James worth owning? Think he’ll get a shot soon?

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: No, I’m passing on him.

8:00
Mike: Sitting pretty in 1st place in a traditional shallow league.  Picked up Sanchez assuming hes coming off the DL within the next week.  Now have him muncy and sano.  Who is most droppable in that scenario?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: Muncy or Sano

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d go with Muncy as there is more competition in LA

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: That looks like it for this week. I’ll talk to everyone next week.





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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