Sunday Evening Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m back from a day of watching my son play soccer. The @rotographs FAAB and Waiver chat will begin in a few minutes. I need to scour some news feeds to see if I need to adjust some FAAB bids.

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m good for now, time to start

7:38
Max Johnson: Do you like Goodrum this year? SSS but xstats/peripherals look nice.

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s very boring but productive. I’d not be surprised if he was a top-50 player by season’s end

7:39
BigTuna: If I have a beat up offense plus Sale, Darvish, Mikolas, Musgrove, Glasnow, and Pineda, would you drop Y. Chirinos for O’Neill, A. Gordon, Dozier, Leonys, or C. Walker or hold and try to trade arm for bat? (12 tm OPS)

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes for Walker, Gordon, or Leonys and possibly Dozier depending on which one. Yes for Brian, no for Hunter

7:41
DJ: how would you rate these catchers ROS: phegley, elias diaz, j. hicks

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: Diaz

7:41
Drew: Dropping Morales- how much would you bid on E. Escobar, Wendle, and Kipnis respectably?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: 10%, 3%, 5%

7:42
BigTuna: In a 12 tm league, what % of your FAAB would you spend on Touki?

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: I just answered this same question on Twitter. He should be around $10 to $35, but Sunday news comes at a premium and I’d not be surprised if he went for $50 to $150

7:44
BigTuna: Would you drop Andrew Miller for Stammen, Gant or Hildenberger?

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t think so but I don’t like any of those options.

7:44
Money matt: Jansen, Astudillo, or yan for my catcher position (points league)?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: Jansen for now but Astudillo passes him if he can get in 5 games a day

7:45
BigTuna: In a 12 tm are you dropping Jansen for either Phegley or Garver or just holding firm on Jansen’s upside?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: I like Jansen, hold

7:45
Ser Davos: I should run and drop Barnes for Minter, yes?

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes.

7:46
KO: What % do you think it takes to get Hunter Dozier in 15tm mixed?

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: 2% to 4% but he seems to be getting a ton of hype

7:47
Brett: Can I drop Seranthony Dominguez?  I have Jeffries, Swarzak, and Parker for saves.  Not confident Seranthony will see many save chances.

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe. You might be able to move him to the Neris owner for insurance.

7:48
Rusted Root: Crushing when you lose a FAAB on the tiebreaker? if only I had put one dollar more….

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: The worst

7:49
Bat Flipper: Opportunity to snag an end of bench bat on waivers in 12-Team 5×5 H2H (position doesn’t matter). How do you rank Jorge Polanco, Chad Pinder, Adam Frazier, JBJ?

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: Polanco and it’s not even close with any of the other ones

7:49
Alex816: 12 team pts league, who are some pitchers that I should be targeting? I got the Pivetta problem

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: All the Miami and Milwaukee starters

7:50
Shlif: FAAB for Lowe and Touki In a 12 team h2h 5×5?

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: Why get Lowe, part-timers are worthless in a 12-teamer. Just $1. Touky I’ve answered above

7:51
Brett: With Strasburg’s velocity down compared to career averages in April but the peripherals still looking good- it worth taking 90 cents on the dollar or sit tight?

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d sell if the pitcher was any bit close in value.

7:52
John: Anything new with Brian Goodwin in Anaheim?? Deep league relevant as a bench guy?

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: That is pretty much it

7:52
TheTinDoor: I’ve seen you tweet recently about Hunter Dozier. What are you bidding if available this week?

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: Just a token bid if needed

7:53
Bran Stark: After an almost implosion from Blake Parker today, do you think Taylor Rogers starts to chair the committee?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: You can grab Rogers but Parker still has the role, IMO

7:54
Phillies Bullpen: How are you approaching Phillies bullpen? If you were a Robertson owner would you prioritize getting Dominguez or Neris? The lack of save opps haven’t provided much info this week!

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: Neris over Dominguez

7:54
Jordan Epping: In a 15 teamer with 1000 FAAB, need power badly. How much would you bid on Vogelbach?

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: This might be a 15% to 50% bid if he made it to this week.

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: My estimates had him at $281 but he could go higher

7:56
Kyle B: Hey Jeff, punted saves during the draft, and now looking for a speculative pickup in a 12-teamer. No AJ Minter on the wire. Anyone you’d feel good speculating on?

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: While I said Parker doesn’t have it, he’s worth a grab and the ratios are elite

7:57
Zimm Zimmer: Are the wheels coming off Jordan Zimmerman? Where does he fall in AL Only pitcher names?

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Near the end, especially with the double NN going on

7:57
bmfc1: I’m waiving goodbye to Eovaldi.  Please rank: Matz, Fried, Caleb.

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Caleb ……………………Matz………………………………Fried

7:58
Ben: In a 16 team mixed, would you use your waiver on Brasier?

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: Hell yes, what are you waiting for?

7:58
Bat Flipper: How do you feel about Profar? Is he droppable in 12 team? Position flex and counting stats are nice but upside seems limited.

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: it all comes down to replacement

7:58
Robbie Ray: Someone dropped me in a 12 team 5×5(obp) roto league. What percentage o’ faab would you bid on me.

Own Snell, Bauer, Paddack, Stripling, Maeda, McHugh, Skaggs, Peacock, Josh James, Carlos Martinez (IL). Leaning toward dropping Skaggs, and/or Peacock. Hold James for the upside?

Thanks for the multipart q&a. Get well soon.

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: Whoa, that’s a big one. I’m thinking 25%

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: And FAAB runs are about to happen in NFBC

8:00
Yosh: For ROS Saves, Hicks or Alvarado?

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: Alvarado

8:00
ShakespearesHovercar: Fangraphs home page is really hard to read now that it shows the entirety of all articles. Any way this can get changed back?

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s not supposed to, just a blurb

8:00
Drew: you still believe in kyle gibson long term?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: I did but got no shares, so I haven’t looked at his numbers.. Others like him more.

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: Damn, the walks are an issue.

8:02
Ben: Astudillo or Mejia for catcher 16 team mixed?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: Astudillo and it’s not close

8:03
Sal: Would you pick up Justin Upton and stash him ?

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: Depends on the league. I dropped him in NFBC with no DL where I needed the roster spot.

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s good enough to be owned but it depends what is being given up.

8:04
Damomen: Drop one OF: nimmo grichuk or bauers

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: Bauers but I might just go with the weekly matchup

8:05
Keido75: Drop Piscotty or Domingo for Eloy?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: Piscotty for now

8:05
The Final Boss: Are you buying these fascinating new contact skills from Alex Gordon? Looks a lot like a Brantley clone to this point.

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m not sure but they sure look nice

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: I got the Tout Wars bids, one sec getting them here

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: HNeris 203
TToussaint 179
JLyles 49
DDietrich 47
JPhegley 42
LGarcia 42
DFletcher 33
THildenberger 23
HDozier 18
AWainwright 18
DSmithJr 16
CMoran 14
ADean 13
DomSmith 11
BMcCann 8
JDyson 7
NAnderson 3
TWard 2
RGrossman 1
LLynn 1
JWendelken 0

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: That was mixed auction

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: Mixed draft:

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: JLyles 123
TToussaint 69
STurnbull 57
TLaStella 55
AviGarcia 53
HDozier 34
JPhegley 27
THildenberger 23
RElias 19
MGivens 18
WPeralta 17
ESantana 13
JBour 13
TMahle 13
JrgLopez 11
DDietrich 5
CGonzalez 2
MMaldonado 2
CGranderson 2
BCrawford 0
TWard 0

8:10
Estrada?: Lance Lynn went cheap in your league but I like his FB velocity. Would you cut Estrada for him or Jorge Lopez?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: They are weekly matchups

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: I out bid myself on Neris. I thought he’s go for $100+

8:11
Tony: What’s your take on Fried? Peripherals indicate he’s been lucky thus far.

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m not a fan. I’ve seen him available on several of my WW and  have found no reason to grab him

8:12
Catchers: Phegly, Garver or Astudillo, Cervelli? 12 tm 5x5obp roto

Basically a one week replacement for Gary Sanchez.

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: Astudillo

8:13
George: How much would you bid on CarGo in an AL-only league?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: 10 to 25%. Tough to find anyone better

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: until trade season

8:13
Vogelbach: For Vogelbach, drop Christian Walker, Yandy Diaz, or Jake Bauers?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Bauers

8:14
jimmer: AL Only, 12 team, 17 player reserve. I like Jefry Rodriguez. His stuff plays, but CMD is shaky. First start not bad. Worth 10% of my FAAB?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: No, not at all

8:14
Trevor: Would you drop fried for touki?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: yes

8:14
Eric: Now that Betances is injured again, should he just be cut? (Ottoneu roto League)

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Probably

8:14
Dj: Where were you last week?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: I had a draft. I kept getting pushed back because of other drafts. It turned out great

8:15
Eric: Should I be trying to sell sale in a 12 team FGPts league?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: What would you get for him? Let me look.

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: Yahoo trades for him are all over the place: https://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/b1/playertrades?type=player&p…

8:17
Dj: Garver or Phegly

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: Phegly

8:17
Pine Needles: Luke Voit or Josh Bell?

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m still going with Voit

8:18
Joey: Moran or H dozier

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: Dozier based off playing time

8:18
John: 12-team mixed 6×6 w/ OBP…Franmil Reyes or Willians Astudillo as last bench spot?

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: Reyes

8:19
TheTinDoor: Touki @ $179 in Tout…. what was the 2nd place bid?

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: 64

8:19
kd: Should I just drop Gurriel, Jr?

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: after the demotion, yes

8:20
TheTinDoor: w/ Severino likely out until the ASB (and who knows after that)… cuttable in NFBC? Also have Trea, Giancarlo, and Senzel taking up space.

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: That one is tough but I think yes.

8:20
Andy: Drop Darvish for R Hill or Toussant

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: I drafted Hill over Darvish, so that one is easy to do. I’d keep Darvish over Tous

8:21
Joe: Need sp from wire grab Boyd or Caleb?

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: Can I join your league?

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: Both but just go with matchups

8:22
TheTinDoor: These chats are great and a real help each week. Thanks & keep up the great work.

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: You’re welcome

8:22
Andy: Drop Pivetta for C Smith, S Gray, J Gray or Lyles? 12 team

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes except Sonny Gray

8:22
BoBo Cake Maker: Hold onto Kang in a deep redraft?

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes but I’m getting close to cutting him  (and I own Vlad in 5 of 7 leagues)

8:23
Trey: Touki or Trevor Richards in FAAB?

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: Richards

8:23
Roger Dodger : H2h points weekly. Is Vogelbach a good add for the short term? Also hold Alex Gordon or drop for jayson heyward?

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: Add Vogel right now. I’d take Heyward because the Cubs have a better offense.

8:25
Mike: 12 team 5×5 Roto mixed. What are your thoughts on Manny Margot? How much FAAB %?

8:25
Jeff Zimmerman: I think I might be passing for now. He’s good when he plays … I better check his playing time.

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: Six of the last 7 in CF

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: He might be a sleeper buy

8:27
Only The Good DeJong: Dynasty. Need third base depth. Could you please rank Moran, H Dozier and JD Davis? Thanks.

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: Davis (higher upside and time in league), Moran, Dozier

8:28
kuff6: keep mis-sending. try 1 more time.  no keep, obp instead of avg, who you like: C Moran, Melky, Jose Martinez, Austin dean, or luis urias?  Can I cut loose Kang and/or Jackie Bradley Jr?

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d sit. You’re kind of rearranging deck chairs.

8:29
Derek: Is it time to start worrying about Jose Ramirez?

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: And do what? Worrying does nothing.

8:29
Jay Buhner: Thoughts on Kikuchi rest of season?

8:30
Jeff Zimmerman: I think he’s still a hold. It’s tough to read on

8:32
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m sorry but my hour is up. I’ll be around to talk next week. -Jeff

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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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I’d bench stars that are struggling, like Jose Ramirez. He’s stinking right now due to missing Lindor, he should return to normalcy when he returns. Hell, the whole Indians team isn’t doing so well right now.

That also goes for starting pitching, like Eflin.