Sunday Night FAAB & Waiver Wire Chat

7:22
Jeff Zimmerman: First, I’ve opened up the chat but am getting a few items together like a cool beverage.

7:23
Jeff Zimmerman: Also, there is a storm going on outside and I’m too lazy to connect to my internet cable. If I disappearance for a minute or two, I probably had my power flashed on and off

7:28
Jeff Zimmerman: Tout Wars 15-team auction winners:

7:28
Jeff Zimmerman: NLowe 247
DDietrich 89
TThornton 37
BDrury 36
FHernandez 34
RRodriguez 33
GGonzalez 32
KGutierrez 29
JCandelario 27
JSoria 24
JPhegley 23
ROHearn 16
JuGuerra 12
BReynolds 9
CDavis 6
ABrooks 5
JIglesias 4
HPence 2
JPanik 1
BCrawford 0
RMoronta 0
OArcia 0
YSolarte 0

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Other bids for Lowe: 139
121
69
69
33

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: And here are the mixed draft results:

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: MGivens 77
LTrivino 65
NLowe 63
YAlvarez 51
RTapia 40
KGutierrez 32
DBote 27
CQuantrill 27
JBeeks 23
FHernandez 21
IKennedy 14
BGamel 8
HKendrick 8
JGant 7
JRodriguez 7
NAhmed 4
ZGallen 2
MLeake 2
RRodriguez 2

7:33
Evan: Anything underlying in Vanmeter’s 2018 finish and 2019 start that would make him a target outside of NL only?

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: I passed on him in my NL-only. I just don’t see anything right now

7:34
Barry T: Please rank ROS: Stroman, Eickhoff, Musgrove, Soroka

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Musgrove, Stroman, Soroka, Eickhoff

7:35
LAA: Will LAA give L. Rengifo an extended look or is he just up for a cup of coffee?

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: They are so far and his competition is non-existent.

7:35
Hank: Drop Odor to pick up chavis?

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: .Damn this is close but no for me.

7:36
Guest: Senzel or McMahon ROS?

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: Senzel by a mile

7:36
Kyle: 11 tm nl only. I traded McNeil/Duplantier/Stephenson for Yates. Solid deal?

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: Yea, only trades are all about needs

7:37
Babyfarts Mckeezack: Do you like Syndergaard for Musgrove/F Vazquez/K Jansen? H2H points dynasty – hold/saves

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: No, I never trade for Saves, too fickle.

7:38
PeteRoseJR: Jeff, I’m in a deep AL only league- traditional  5×5, is Sogard worth an add for Daniel Robertson? Thanks!

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Both should be owned by someone in the league. So with Sogard but I could easily be wrong with this call

7:39
spaceman: was offered voit for dee gordon. voit seems legit. gordon seems to fade the last two years. SB are hard to find.

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: This is 100% a needs-based trade. It’s 100% fair.

7:40
Cito’s Mustache: Is it too early to stash Hiura in 10-team roto?

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: I was on Hiura but James Anderson of RotoWire talked me down. I’m thinking Super 2 unless they get destroyed by injuries.

7:41
Rick: AL only. Will likely try and pick up Nate Lowe and drop Cordell. If I miss out would you grab KC’s Guttierez instead of Cordell?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: I think Gutt and Cordell are close overall. One has more power (Cordell) and the other AVG. Also diff positions.

7:42
Tom: Senzel NL only 11 team. 4×4 league.  Couldn’t be on roster until called up.  % of faab you estimate?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: 70%, maybe 85%

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: It should be over what the crossover players go for. I might go as much as possible and still have 1.5 moves per week

7:43
OAK Closer: How are you handling the Oakland bullpen with the Treinan health questions? Putting conservative bids on Trivino?

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: I put in some bids on Trivino

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: There are a few bullpen messes and the Seattle situation is still burning strong

7:44
DVR: These last couple of weeks are making me think that Vickrey wasn’t so bad.

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: I wanted to go more but I’m loaded at CI. I put in one of the nice bids to keep people honest. I would have won him in the mixed draft

7:47
scott: drop pollack 15 team mix?

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: depends on rules and bench spots. I’m holding in two right now and want to hear more reports

7:48
Mark: How do feel about Nate Lowe

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s a must add with bids possibly going between 10% to 50% depending on the league

7:48
Yeet: Any hope for a Votto bounce back? Drafted him pretty early and the return has been very disappointing.

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: Miggy and he are Joe Mauer at this point in their careers

7:49
Kuff6: What is j dyson’s deal?  Is he getting near full time at bats in Az?  Or not interesting once Adam Jones is back?  Thanks

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: I think he’s in a platoon with …. the old Mets guy I’m drawing a blank on.

7:49
Ot: Who will lead saves for Twins and Mariners ROS?

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: LOL, who the hell knows. Maybe you

7:51
Baseball Yeti: That said, I enjoyed your most recent article and transparency with your audience

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: Thanks

7:51
LFC Mike: Hi Jeff…IF Brendan Rodgers keeps mashing in AAA while playing 2b and neither Hampson  or Mahon really makes a claim on 2B could we see Rodgers take the 2B job eventually?  The way the the Rockies  handle young players makes this even more  interesting. Thank you .

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m staying away from this for now. I don’t understand the Rockies at all

7:52
Mike: Chavis for real or a sell high candidate? Shallow h2h obp league

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: Tough to tell but why not see if a team bites on him

7:52
Baseball Yeti: WHAT AREN’T YOU TELLING ME JEFF!?

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: I really like the Giants and their trip to Colo but possible bad weather may limit the games.

7:53
bronxmagichat: How much of my faab should I bid on Vanmeter? Is he even worth it?

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: 1

7:53
Matt: Duplantier worth a stash in a 12 team 5×5 mixed roto?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: Not right now in a 12. Too many other options

7:54
scott: How much faab on wong 15 team mix?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s probably between a 5% and 20% guy. I could see a desperate team spend quite a bit

7:55
peter: luke jackson thoughts and how much to bid on?

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: I’ve put in some bids but nothing high with so many messed up bullpens. I think he may be the 3rd best arm in the bullpen

7:55
spaceman: two DL slots. who do you stash betwen clevenger, kluber, tallion , stanton and meadows. also have ohtani but he returns this week.

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: Stanton and Kluber. They are the only two who can carry your team to championship

7:56
JustJim: 14tm h2h 5×5.  Paxton down for 3 weeks.  Who would be a good dart to throw? Pineda, Pomeranz, Eichoff or maybe a suggestion?  Most Sp over 20% already owned.

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Pom and Eickhoff for me for possibly long term. Pineda is a streaming option especially with all the AL central games

7:57
Jackson: Would you deal Gary Sanchez and Gleyber for Vlad and Tatis jr. in a keeper?

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: Always trade away a catcher when you can

7:58
Steve P: Dropping Travis Shaw for Lowe?

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: Probably … sure

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: I had to make the call with Teoscar Hernandez. Much easier

7:59
scott: what kind of bids do you expect on canning?

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: They were around $100 last week in the two tout leagues. 10% to 20% is probably about right

8:01
Michael Chavis: How real has my performance been so far? What % of FAAB in 12-team H2H?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: If no one has bit in two weeks, 2% to 3%

8:01
Spencer: Eickhoff or Strahm ROS?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m biased for Strahm, local product and those 18 eggs he aite a day gives him an edge

8:02
Ot: Save speculation, pls rank A Swarzak, T Rogers or Luke Jackson

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: You have them in the right order. I seem to be the low man on Jackson

8:03
Vladdy Mc Daddy: Okay, Jeff. Help me out here. Deep 16 team redraft. I have to drop 2 of these three minor leaguer potential MLB Starters. Who to keep from Eric Fedde, T Beede, and D Mengden?

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: Beede

8:03
Chixie Dix: Drop Justin Smoak for Rafael Devers in 10-tm (standard hitting plus OPS and K)?

My 1B now are Hoskins & Alosno. My 3B is only Justin Turner.

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: Such

8:03
Esq. Triple Sticks: I’ve recently been offered Soto and Robles for Amir Garrett….Amir Garrett?!?!?!?!  Am I missing something here?  I’m foolish for not being around to accept, right?

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: Sounds like your league needs a new owner

8:04
Oscar Mercado: What exactly are the Indians waiting for to call me up? And based on this, what % of FAAB should owners in a 10-league, 5×5 (OBP), AL-only throw at me tonight? (Also, if and when I get recalled, who gets the boot in the Indians’ OF?)

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: As cheap as they were in the offseason, they are for sure only to wait for Super 2 around June 1str

8:05
Mikey N: Looking into some buy and holds in AL only league…D Fisher or B Brennan worthy of a min FAAB bid?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m grabbing Brennan in some mixed leagues

8:05
Dave: I can add one in a keeper league – N Lowe or Y Alvarez (Hou)?

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: Alvarez, in keepers always get the most talented player

8:06
Longball Jesus: Kikuchi was dropped in my 13 team roto mixed league…  I’m intrigued by his last start (7IP 10K 3H 1BB), granted it was against the Indians.  Is he worth dropping Peacock for?

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: I think so. I could see Peacock head back to the bullpen

8:06
Tommy!: Nuggets or blazers?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: Blazers

8:07
Twinkies: How “for real” is Martin Perez?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: No idea. I think I’m going to watch one of his starts to see what is going one. Means is another one I need to see

8:07
Barry: Do you like Snydergaard for Starlin Marte?

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s fair. Depends on team needs

8:08
BW: Mikolas pitching slightly better of late. Would you start him both times this week: vs Philly and Pittsburgh? Thinking definitely Pittsburgh not so much vs Philly.

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, I’m rolling with him where I have him. If you aren’t starting him this week, you might as well drop him

8:09
BigTuna: Which two of these relievers would you prefer to own in 12 tm: Trivino, Soria, Jeffress, L. Jackson?

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Trivino and none of the others

8:09
scott: thoughts on d santana?  how much faab 15 team mix?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: Danny – 3%, Domingo 15% to 20%

8:10
Kelly: Canning 2 step vs Det Balt Or Darvish vs Mia?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: Canning all the way

8:11
Ronny Rodriguez: Am I worth a spec add in 12 tm mixed

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes

8:11
scott: drop pivetta 15 team mix?

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: Hold for one week. He’s lighting up AAA so he may be back up soon

8:12
FP Santangelo: I’ve got Hicks and Olson coming back soon in a roto 5×5 12 team keeper/dyansty…pick two out the the three to drop…McNeil, Vogelbach, Profar.

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: Keep Vogelbach

8:12
Matt: Do you see either Barnes (bos), Pagan (TB) or Buttrey (LAA) leadings their respective teams in saved ROS?

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: I could see each

8:13
Bob: Bassitt or Beeks in AL only?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: Bassit

8:13
Mike: How much faap on Trivino, 10 team , $150 total faap budget

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: $1 maybe $2

8:13
Jake Odorizzi: Am I fer real?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Some changes have him performing better. I wish I’d bought in more

8:14
Brian: looking at replacing Teoscar and Cargo in AL Only. I’m looking at Nate Lowe, Gutierrez, Wilkerson and Ronny Rodriguez as options. Are all 4 better options that Teoscar and Cargo?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Just Lowe for both

8:15
Cito’s Mustache: Should I drop Dereck Rodriguez for Nick Pivetta in dynasty? Or is Pivetta’s role as a starter too much in doubt?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: Get Pivetta

8:15
JonGlaserLovesGEAR!: Is Turnbull going to make me regret holding onto him?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m dropping him across the board. It’s a tough 2 weeks coming up for him

8:15
Jimmybo: Better sell low candidate: Jose Ramirez or Corey Seager?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: JRam for sure

8:16
Mm42: Cease Keller or Gallen?

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: Gallen ……………….Cease …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Keller

8:16
Sweetie Pie: Both coming off DL soon. who to grab in a deep no-keep Sano or Kingery?

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: Sano

8:16
Jimmybo: RIP Schebler – you were a real asset for a while there

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: Sort of

8:17
Correa Owner: I’m worried about Correa. Swinging more, missing more, producing more soft contact. Is this just a short term back thing, or is he officially more of a good player than a great one?

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: I’ve been out for a couple seasons. I valued him almost as a fourth rounder and I think that fine

8:18
scott: you believe in dietrich at all?

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes in the right league

8:18
Brian: Time to drop Teoscar and Cargo in 8 team 5×5 AL only?

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: Depends on the replacements

8:18
Rocky: Are you a believer in the early season success of Miley, Bassitt and Martin Perez? How would you rate the three going forward for this season?

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: I have each flashed signs of being productive. I like them as Bassitt, Perez, Miley

8:19
Bryan: At what point do we pick up Yordan Alvarez? Drop McMahon?

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: When someone on the Astros gets hurt. There is no spot for him in the majors so he’ll continue to get minor league at-bats until the Astros need him.

8:20
Bryan: Votto or Vogelbach ROS (OBP league)?

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: Votto but it is damn close. The problem with Vogel is that he now sits vs LHP

8:21
Chixie Dix: Drop Corbin Burnes for Nick Pivetta in 12-tm roto w/keepers?

Both can be slotted into minor league roster spots right now.

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: Pivetta but it’s damn close

8:21
Brian: Would you drop Chirinos for McCann in AL only?

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: So you think McCann’s near .500 BABIP is for real

8:22
Eric: Is Brandon Lowe going to be this good all year, or should I sell high?

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d hold. I’m not sure how interested others will be

8:22
Redbull: Holds league. Who do you prefer Cishek or Kintzler?

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: Kintzler, better pitcher

8:23
Yordannn: Drop Dwight Smith Jr to get on the Yordan Alvarez train? Have the bench to not worry.

Could drop a fringy SP, like Peacock, too.

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: Either one is worth dropping for Alvarez

8:24
Bryan: Should I start shopping Kimbrel? Not optimistic we see him for awhile.

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: He’ll 100% sign once the date passes where teams don’t need to give up a draft pick

8:24
Chixie Dix: Thanks for the chat, Jeff!

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: np

8:25
Psychboy: Hey, please rank my relievers, need to start 3, ROTO AL 5×5: Brasier, Parker, Kennedy, Trivino, Pressley, Robles…thanks…..

8:25
Jeff Zimmerman: Parker, Brasier, Robles, ….. Kennedy, Trivino, pressley

8:25
steve: drop gregory polanco for r. tapia?? polanco hasn’t shown much power

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: But Tapia never plays

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: Also, Polanco’s hard hit % is decent and ahead of Matt Carpenter and and Andrew Bennitendi

8:28
JonGlaserLovesGEAR!: Nate Lowe over Yandy? Semien?

8:28
Jeff Zimmerman: Over Yandy

8:28
Bryan: Which side do you like? Vlad for Senzel and Kimbrel

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: Senzel even without Kimbrel

8:29
Eric: Will Domingo Santana be a top 100 bat at season’s end?

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, he’s banked quite a few stats already

8:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Sorry everyone, but that’s it for tonight. I’ll see everyone 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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