Sunday Fantasy Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:30

Jeff Zimmerman: OK, I’ll get it start with the two Tout Wars 15-team mixed leagues.

7:30

Jeff Zimmerman: Draft League:

7:30

Jeff Zimmerman: ChVillanueva: 104
JFields: 53
JJones: 36
MWilliamson: 34
BMcCarthy: 33
TWilliams: 32
MWisler: 23
FGalvis: 18
TCahill: 17
RFlaherty: 12
CBettis: 12
AWainwright: 10
BNimmo: 9
DSpan: 7
JPederson: 4
AdGonzalez: 4
JJimenez: 4
CSpangenberg: 3
PSeverino: 2

7:30

Jeff Zimmerman: Auction:

7:31

Jeff Zimmerman: MWilliamson: 94
TCahill: 54
MCanha: 54
JJones: 47
CBettis: 43
DSpan: 43
MMoreland: 43
JVargas: 41
BColon: 31
LGurriel: 27
AFrazier: 17
ACashner: 15
MWisler: 11
AAlmora: 11
TomHunter: 8
AWainwright: 6
SRodriguez: 5
BPhillips: 2
JBandy: 0
EHernandez: 0

7:31

Jeff Zimmerman: I was a little surprised to see Villanueva available in the draft league

7:31

loogy: Teoscar Hernandez or David Dahl?

7:32

Jeff Zimmerman: This a tough one but I will go with Dahl for this week. He may not get platooned as much.

7:32

Jack: Andujar or teoscar? Who would you go after more

7:32

Jeff Zimmerman: Andujar as he seems to be playing more.

7:32

Mel: Kingery a hold even in shallow 10-teamers?

7:33

Jeff Zimmerman: He may not be. I don’t have a good read on league’s that shallow.

7:33

Gorky: Drop Luis Castillo for Manaea or sit tight in 10-team mixed?

7:34

Jeff Zimmerman: Sit tight … maybe … I’d try to own both but I understand some roster crunch.

7:34

Rg: Please rank… JFlaherty, Stratton, Velasquez, Ryu?

7:35

Jeff Zimmerman: Flahery, Velasquez *(upside), Ryu (safe), Stratton

7:35

Rg: Quintana and Stroman starts concerning or ride it out?

7:36

Jeff Zimmerman: Both have issues throwing strikes. I’d bench until they can find the plate.

7:36

Taylor: Would you drop fulmer or luchessi for flaherty, Ross, or buehler?

7:38

Jeff Zimmerman: I’d take a chance on Buehler and drop Fulmer. If the three are available now, you can come back later and find a replacement if needed.

7:38

JWR: Time to give up on Robinson Chirinos?  Thinking of dropping him for Kurt Suzuki.

7:38

Jeff Zimmerman: Feel free to churn the backend of catcher pool

7:40

Jeff Zimmerman: Tough call but personally, I’d be less mad if I loss to Jansen than lost because I started Hellickson

7:40

Lars: Domingo Santana:  keep the faith even in 10-team?

7:40

Jeff Zimmerman: It’s tough to keep part-timers in 10-team leagues

7:40

Melvin: David Dahl worth a grab in all leagues?

7:41

Jeff Zimmerman: Yes if bench spots are available. I’m not sure how the playing time will shake out.

7:41

Street: Grade the trade: Khris Davis for Chris Archer. 12 team H2H Categories

7:42

Jeff Zimmerman: I like the Davis side

7:42

Biff: You believing what you’re seeing with Teoscar so far?

7:42

Jeff Zimmerman: Some. Tough to get a good reading after a handful of games.

7:43

Ian: Who should have been drafted in under 5% of leagues and should now be owned in over 95% of leagues?

7:43

Jeff Zimmerman: Villanueva and several closers

7:43

Ivan C: Sonny Gray was dropped in my 12-teamer. Is he worth a hefty chunk of FAAB (10% or more)?  With his velocity way down and no control, do you think a DL stint is coming? Boone is denying any physical or mechanical issue.

7:44

Jeff Zimmerman: Who else do you expect to show up who may be better? I’d could see going over 10%

7:44

The real Lars: Do you like Ian Desmond?  When Adam Eaton returns would you cut him, Aaron Hicks or Michael Brantley?

7:45

Jeff Zimmerman: I like Desmond but he’s tough to own right now. Of the choices, I’d drop him over the other two.

7:45

Larry: Byron Buxton:  beast or bust ROS?

7:45

Jeff Zimmerman: I’d lean to the bust side.

7:45

JT: I have Shaw, Chapman and Cruz for 3B and utility – who sits?

7:46

Jeff Zimmerman: Let me look at the matchups.

7:47

Jeff Zimmerman: Chapman but it’s close.

7:47

JD: Is Willy Adames a potential fantasy relevant SS or is he more of an Orlando Arcia?

7:48

Jeff Zimmerman: More like Simmons IMO. Definitely a glove-first guy.

7:48

Kerosenedan: Any reason to hold Vogelbach in a super deep dynasty league?

7:48

Jeff Zimmerman: Yes

7:48

Zeff Jimmerman: Leonys Martin putting up sneaky numbers atop that Detroit lineup.  Worth an add in 16 teamer h2h?

7:48

Jeff Zimmerman: He should already be owned for the possible steals.

7:49

It’s a luchessi: Drop willie Calhoun for Dahl,Brinson or Cron. 5×5 12 team keeper, 4 bench spots

7:49

Jeff Zimmerman: Yes for Dahl or Brinson. Take the prospect in the majors (unless I missed Calhoun getting the call)

7:49

Patrick: Drop Chirinos for Gattis?

7:50

Jeff Zimmerman: Who dropped Gattis? Yes, do it.

7:50

McG: Jacoby Jones or Williamson? chances both contribute all year?

7:50

Jeff Zimmerman: Jones yes. I’m not going to guess what is going to go down in SF.

7:50

Nick: Is Lucas Giolito a lost cause, or is there still some hope?

7:51

Jeff Zimmerman: He seemed to find himself at a lower velo and then he lost it. Cut for now.

7:52

EG: Benching Darvish until a good start?

7:52

Jeff Zimmerman: Bench until he gets the walks under control

7:52

Joe Horse: In a deep 12 team h2h league, would you drop shoemaker or triggs for trevor cahill?

7:52

Jeff Zimmerman: Yes on both for the chance Cahill is decent.

7:53

Hags: Tyson Ross or Vince Velasquez rest of season?

7:53

Jeff Zimmerman: Ross. I think Ross will be decent when healthy.

7:53

Ben: Please rank: Junis, Lucchesi, Tyson Ross, Eduardo Rodriguez.

7:55

Jeff Zimmerman: This group of similar pitchers all have different traits to bring to the table. Junis with decent WHIP, Ross with K’s, etc. Find your need and go with the one who provides it.

7:55

fred: Marwin v Andujar in obp?

7:55

Jeff Zimmerman: Marwin if playing

7:55

Kakie Bryan: Can you help me find a Rendon replacement in OBP league? Andujar, Franco, M. Davidson, Moran, someone else

7:56

Jeff Zimmerman: I’d go with Davidson for now and possibly get some HR.

7:56

Hi Haders: Dahl and Godley for Upton (10 team,points league, SPs most valuable position)

7:56

Jeff Zimmerman: It seems even

7:57

JV: Drop Tropeano for Wisler standard 5×5 15 teams?

7:57

Jeff Zimmerman: Sure, why not, get the NL pitcher

7:57

Mike: Who would you drop for Jack Flaherty: C. Hernandez or Tyson Ross? Hernandez is on my bench in a 12 team mixed league.

7:57

Jeff Zimmerman: Ross and trade Hernandez

7:58

Vegan Man!: Want to pick up Andujar but not sure who to drop in a 12 team h2h. Maeda, Villar, Franco, Semien, Gray? Thank you!

7:59

Jeff Zimmerman: Franco but I could easily be wrong.

7:59

Chris: 10-team Dynasty league. Drop Davidson for Villanueva?

7:59

Jeff Zimmerman: Yes.

7:59

Mark: Drop Pillar or P. Tucker for Delino DeShields?

8:00

Jeff Zimmerman: Tucker

8:00

Baghwan: Will Ottavino become a top tier multi-inning middle reliever?

8:00

Jeff Zimmerman: I think he’s stuck at one inning but I could see him closing at some point.

8:00

pnols: Guy could whiff more and walk less than Joey Gallo—But Franchy a deeper OPS league consideration?

8:01

Jeff Zimmerman: Option … yes. A good one, likely not but an owner might as well role the dice.

8:01

Elias : Walker Buehler,  while the hype is still high, what kinda of bat can I trade him for.  Healy too low?

8:03

Jeff Zimmerman: Way too low. Someone got Justin Turner: https://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/b1/playertrades?type=player&p…

8:03

Jeff Zimmerman: ‘None, LOB% is way low

8:03

Erik: Thoughts on Britton ROS? Expected back by early June

8:04

Jeff Zimmerman: I like him as a DL stash but that’s it.

8:04

Larry Biggersby: Hi. Thoughts on Lourdes Gurriel? PT and ability? (Trying to decide on bid in AL Only w/ Devon Travis currently at 2nd)

8:05

Jeff Zimmerman: I’m worried about his playing time. Maybe 5%.

8:05

Guest: 12 team AL only league – is Cahill worth a pickup or go with Tropeano or Cobb?  Keeper league

8:06

Jeff Zimmerman: All of these guys should be owned in a standard AL-only. Right now, go with Cahill

8:06

Jake Junis Priest: Trevor Cahill looked alright but against the minor league White Sox. Think he’s a decent AL only streamer?

8:06

Jeff Zimmerman: Yes for now.

8:06

Bobby G: Good evening Jeff…are you in on Tyson Ross moving forward?

8:07

Jeff Zimmerman: I am but his owners should know he could head to the DL any day.

8:08

Russell Archer: I’m starting to think Kipnis will be ice cold all year; swap him for Gleyber or Kingery? Gleyber will probably cost most since it’s a keeper league and has the “new” tag attached

8:09

Jeff Zimmerman: Get both Gleyber and Kingery since it is a keeper league. I don’t get how both aren’t already owned.

8:09

This is Lude-icris: Mykal Franco cuttable in a 12 teamer? The Rbi have been nice but Longorias hot bat is on the wire. Suarez and Senzel are stashed already.

8:09

Jeff Zimmerman: Sure, you just rearranging deck chairs at this point.

8:09

Bobby G: Jeff do you prefer Chris Stratton or Matt Boyd?

8:09

Jeff Zimmerman: Neither

8:10

VottomanEmpire: 15 team mixed, standard ESPN 5OF MI/CI rosters. How much FAAB for Dahl? Could be down again when CarGo is healthy and Parra is unsuspended, or could bust out. Rotating some chumps at OF4/5 (Gamel, Parra, Soler).

8:10

Jeff Zimmerman: 5% to 10%

8:10

Luis Castillo: Someone had the audacity to drop me in 12 team 5×5 league. How much FAAB out of $1000 do I drop on him?

8:10

Jeff Zimmerman: 15%

8:11

TeamDiscoveryChannel: Keep rolling with Preston tucker or Bader or overpay for o’neill, Dahl, or Williamson (or Wong, even). 5×5, 10-team NL only.

8:11

Jeff Zimmerman: If you have to buy Dahl to replace Tucker, you might as well keep Tucker at no cost

8:11

richard: is it too early to give up on kole calhoun?

8:12

Jeff Zimmerman: Depends on league depth and free agent hitters.

8:12

richard: is joc pederson worth rostering? projected for over 110 wRC+, but not getting as much playing time as one would like

8:12

Jeff Zimmerman: No expect in NL-only leagues

8:12

Cory: Jeff, looking at replacing draft day mistake of seeing improvement in Glasnow.  Replace with Stratton or Yonni?

8:12

Jeff Zimmerman: Yonni

8:12

Mark: Please rank for rest of season: Gibson, Mahle, Bailey. Thanks!

8:13

Jeff Zimmerman: Mahle, Baily, Gibson

8:13

Mark: Reason for concern on Luis Castillo?

8:14

Mark: Who gets a rotation spot later this year, if it’s between Flaherty and Reyes?

8:14

Jeff Zimmerman: They won’t have to decide. Someone will be hurt or sucking by then

8:14

Derek: Had it with Devin Travis.  Replace with Andujar (NYY) or Jed Lowrie

8:15

Jeff Zimmerman: Lowrie. Read Eno’s piece on him at the Athletic

8:15

Amir Garrett: When will the Reds give me a chance to start?

8:15

Jeff Zimmerman: I thought so but it doesn’t look like it.

8:16

vader: Is devenski the man to grab in the stros pen?

8:16

Jeff Zimmerman: I think so for those speculating.

8:16

Goody Sizemore: Is Nova worth rostering in 12 team mixed?

8:16

Jeff Zimmerman: Spot starter

8:16

John: Musgrove or Straily worth adding in a 15 team mixed?

8:17

Jeff Zimmerman: Yes on both

8:17

Justin: in a deep league situation where you had to chose between Stratton or boyd, not all leagues are espn 10 teams.

8:18

Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t like either one and would go with a middle reliever like Gsellman. Add a talented pitcher

8:18

Lastros: Would you drop Yonder Alonso or Margot for Jay Bruce or Nimmo in a 12-team H2H redraft?

8:18

Jeff Zimmerman: Oh hell no

8:18

Rob: Lucchesi or Eduardo Rodriguez. Points league

8:18

Jeff Zimmerman: E Rod, more wins.

8:19

Andy: V Velasquez or Foltynewicz ros?

8:19

Jeff Zimmerman: Folty

8:19

Galante: Buehler, Flaherty, Cahill, Stratton. Pick 2 and how much FAAB are you willing to pay for the 2?

8:20

Jeff Zimmerman: First two with 10% each which might not cut it.

8:20

Andrew: What’s your general method of analyzing hitters? Do you look at underlying stats like O-swing % and Contact % first? BB% and K%?

8:20

Jeff Zimmerman: https://t.co/dTjEwroyrT

8:21

John: How do you think Healy and Vogelbach will end up splitting time over the next few weeks? Seems like neither are going to be able to play anywhere but 1B, right?

8:21

Jeff Zimmerman: 50%-50% for now. The hot hand will end up with the job.

8:21

herbert: thoughts on o’neill’s pt/impact in stl this year? seems to be playing and has v promising aaa numbers.

8:22

Jeff Zimmerman: OK, I was worried about playing time.

8:22

West Coast Bias: Who are some buy lows who play on the West Coast and maybe don’t get the same publicity as their East Coast counterparts?

8:22

Jeff Zimmerman: Mark Canha, Mitch Hanigar (too late),

8:22

Memphis: Luis Pirela or Mac Williamson?

8:23

Jeff Zimmerman: Pirela

8:23

Yates: 15 team mixed % to bid for Healy?

8:23

Jeff Zimmerman: 1%

8:23

QC: Gausman on WW – would you drop Jordan Montgomery, Lucchesi, Mike Minor for him?

8:23

Jeff Zimmerman: Montgomery

8:23

Capt. Nemo: i need catching depth. 10 team dynasty league. Severino or Stassi

8:23

Jeff Zimmerman: Stassi as a stash only

8:24

Matt: Is Jed Lowrie a current sell-high candidat

8:24

Jeff Zimmerman: Probably

8:24

Steve B: How much of your FAAB would you blow on Gleyber? Assume you have $1000.

8:24

Jeff Zimmerman: 25% to 50% Who else do you expect to have a major impact this year?

8:24

steve: Use Villanueva and a extra bits to upgrade to Chapman? Or is the gap even that wide still?

8:25

Jeff Zimmerman: Chapman has made some major improvements. Pick him up while you can

8:25

Nick: Buehler or Flaherty?

8:25

Jeff Zimmerman: Flaherty more starts

8:25

Dougie: Villanueva over Beltre?

8:25

Jeff Zimmerman: Beltre

8:25

chas: Eovaldi or Marco Gonzalez?

8:25

Jeff Zimmerman: Marco

8:25

John: Do you actually like Jacoby as a speculative grab in a 14 team dynasty?

8:26

Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, he could be a decent SB option

8:26

Dees nutz: Drop Jordan Montgomery for buehler?

8:26

Jeff Zimmerman: Yes

8:26

Crabby Paddy: Thoughts on STL reliever Holland taking over as closer?

8:26

Jeff Zimmerman: They didn’t pay him all that money to not close

8:26

Albert Almora: How much FAAB to spend on me in a 15 teamer?

8:26

Jeff Zimmerman: 2%

8:27

Major Burns: In need of middle infield/ utility depth. Best available are Daniel Robertson, Chad Pinder, Ryan Flaherty or Yolmer Sanchez

8:27

Jeff Zimmerman: Roll the dice on Yolmer but move on if he struggles.

8:27

Jafar: Drop Granderson for Dahl in OPS league?

8:27

Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t like I would

8:28

John Gibbons: Tyler Skaggs has been pretty good other than his recent Boston start, thoughts on him?

8:28

Jeff Zimmerman: I like him as a 4 to 6th option. Good, not great.

8:28

Jeff Zimmerman: Punt.

8:28

Crabby Paddy: Hanley Ramirez or Yuli Gurriel ROS H2H 12 Team?

8:29

Jeff Zimmerman: Hanley for now

8:29

Prospect Stash: What prospect stash to you prefer to keep in a N/A slot in redraft between: Willie Calhoun, Eloy Jimenez, Kyle Tucker, Mejia, Verdugo

8:29

Jeff Zimmerman: Calhoun

8:29

Frank: Wacha or Ryu ROS?

8:29

Jeff Zimmerman: Wacha

8:30

Jeff Zimmerman: Well, that’s it for another Sunday night. I’ll see you again next week.

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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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what % of $200 should I use on Batista in and NL only 12 tm 6×6 roto with OBP?