Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Hello everyone

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Here are the FAAB results from the two 15-team Tout Wars leagues.

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: Auction

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: TMahle: 31
STurnbull: 31
AWojciechowski: 31
AToro: 26
MJoyce: 16
DMoore: 14
PErvin: 14
APruitt: 12
TFrance: 0
ZCollins: 0
JWendle: 0
HNeris: 0

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: Draft

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: JLyles: 70
PSandoval: 38
AMondesi: 34
GCooper: 27
KGiles: 12
BZobrist: 10
SMurphy: 7
AWojciechowski: 3
TLocastro: 1
VCaratini: 0
JSheffield: 0
JCave: 0
AMunoz: 0
TClippard: 0

7:32
$11 Worth of Taco Bell : My team got a fever and the only prescription is … Ryan Goins?

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: I feel sorry for you.

7:33
Hobbs: Who do you like the rest of the season better in a 14 team head to head categories league?  Austin Riley or Matt Carpenter.  I am torn.  My pitching is awesome and Glasnow came back.  I don’t want to cut him so I am going to 1 bench hitter from 2.  Carpenter is 1B, 2B, 3B and Riley is 3B, OF.  Thank you!

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: I think it’s Carp because Riley is only facing lefties.

7:34
Guest: In a head-to-head league currently in the playoffs, 3 max pickups per week and 5×5 with QS instead of Ws, do you see any of the following pitchers as immediate adds: Hill, Luzardo, Severino?

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: No, impact from them.

7:34
Phil: Thoughts on picking up Dugger and/or Nova for their 2 start weeks? In the semis of a H2H league, categories are Wins, Losses, ERA, WHIP, Ks, QS

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: Not great for either one but I’m leaning Nova

7:35
mm43: Need steals and saves and have one spot. Urena from Miami for saves or Moore from Seattle for steals?

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: Moore

7:35
Laura: Edman over h dozier this week.  Dozier has a rough week of match ups and Edman has been better of late and a tasty match up in Coors.

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: For sure

7:36
James: I know Marte got taken out in the 9th, any word yet as to the severity of his injury? Think he’ll be in the lineup tomorrow?

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: I own him everywhere and got nothing so far. Just search Twitter for any answers.

7:36
CC: Was planning to roll with Renfroe as a bench bat to rotate in for this weeks H2H playoff matchup (OBP / SLG, daily lineup moves) but he’s not playing enough! Drop for wil myers, tommy edman, kevin pillar, robby cano, nick solak, or abraham toro?

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: Myers and Edman are in COL so big yes’s. Solak and Pillar should both be owned over Renfroe

7:37
Kelly: E5 over JD Davis ROS? Lux over Berti?

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes on E5. Lux and Berti are close. Go with Lux for this week but know his playing time could dry up once Muncy returns

7:38
CC: Planning my roster for H2H playoffs. Daily roster moves, small bench (4), and limited transactions to prevent streaming. Generally speaking, would you rather have a bench bat to rotate in for off days / guys sitting, or maximize starters and go all in on 2 start pitchers?

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Points or Roto

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Makes a huge difference.

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Usually more pitchers in points and hitter in roto.

7:39
Mack: What are your 2020 projections for: Josh Rojas; Verdugo; Grisham?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: I’ll worry about 2020 projections in the offseason. Six months of nothing going on.

7:40
MikeyN: Lost Big Mike for season, $16 of $100 FAAB left. How much would you go on Manaea? No $0 bids.

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: $10. Gives you 2 other moves per week.

7:41
James: S. Marte update from one of the Pitt beat writers – wrist sprain (I don’t know how that impacts his status for this week though)

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: Thanks.

7:41
AlaBeisbol: Streamer suggestions for Monday? Was thinking Lyles @MIA or Williams @SF?

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: Lyles for me

7:41
CC: Roto 6×6 with OBP / SLG on offense and QS / IP as pitching categories

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: Hitter, it’s 4 hitter counting categories and only three for starters.

7:42
Miles : What do you think of Zack Collins? Low key sleeper for next year?

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: He seems lost, even when not catching. He needs to do something for me to buy in.

7:43
$11 Worth of Taco Bell : Who starts at 1B next opening day for the Royals?

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: I think it’ll be Hunter Dozier.

7:44
Big Tuna: Who’s your preferred two start SP for next week?

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s a rough week with either really good pitchers or scum. The Nova 2-start vs KC and SEA seems decent.

7:46
MikeyN: AL Only Roto, need help in all categories except BA. Rank on these guys for overall usefulness? Trumbo, Wendle, Tellez, R Guzman, D Moore

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: Moore, Trumbo, Tellez, Wendle, Guzman

7:47
Paul: Save + hold points league try to add more in the last few weeks. How would you prioritize: Justin Wilson, Caleb Furgerson, Brandon Kintzler, Tyler Clippard, Sam Tuilololo

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t know for sure.

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: Clippard is decent but just go off their projections, it is what I would do for an answer.

7:48
Mistro: Austin Hays going to get enough playing time in BAL to be a factor down the stretch?

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: It sounds like no. I’d love him to get some but wait and see.

7:48
LB: Edman or Cano ROS (2 weeks) in H2H daily lineups?

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: Edman, at least for this week

7:49
MikeyN: Think Smeltzer takes over for Pineda? Or does MIN just go with a 4 man+bullpen every 5th day?

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: They’ve farted around with Dobnak starting

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: It could be Smelter.

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: They also need to figure out a way to get Martin out of the rotation. He’s useless right now.

7:51
CC: You interested in the patrick sandoval 2 start week (CLE, TB)? Would be him or steven matz, feels like it might be too cute to make that swap

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: If you need Wins and K, make the swap. Otherwise, sit still

7:52
Phil: Like Merril Kelly against the Mets tomorrow? Velo has been up past couple starts

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m running him out in several leagues.

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: The bottom 1/3 of SP is so bad right now that Kelly seems decent.

7:53
CC: Thanks for all the help!

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: Thanks.

7:53
MikeyN: AL keeper league, is Danny Jansen or Sean Murphy a better keeper in your opinion?

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: Jansen but I don’t feel good about my answer.

7:54
James: C Dickerson over Garret Cooper this week?

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: While it’s too late for 2019, sign up for Razzball’s weekly projections. It’s less than $1 per week and these questions are easily answered.

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Dickerson is projected for $3 and Cooper for $2

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Really close

7:58
Cito’s Mustache: Is Gonsolin still starting for the Dodgers? If he moves to the pen, do you like him over RP like Lugo and N Anderson if I’m just targetting rate stats? (ERA, WHIP in 10-team roto)

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: No on Gonsolin being worth anything in the bullpen. Go with Anderson and Lugo

7:58
MikeyN: Classe for Tex a sneaky saves vulture ROS? LeCerlc looking shaky

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe. I think Texas is just going to run LeClerc out to see what they have for next season.

7:59
Guest: Waiver wire is THIN. Any bats you watching as an AL only deep league add?

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: McBroom and Freeman

7:59
James: Sounds like a good investment for next year!

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: It pays for itself in time saved. Best $20 investment out there.

8:01
Baseballdude: Need help for my h2h points league final tomorrow. Solak or starlin Castro?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: Solak, 7 games

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: The two two-start guys.

8:02
Not AB: Thanks for doing this.  Most people have moved on to football.  You are doing this when when we need you most.

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: No problem.

8:03
Peanut butter haircuts: Hi Jeff. Al obp league. I’m out ahead on offense (except SB’S) but could use wins. Am I crazy to cut either Gardner or Eloy to stream a starter/follower like Roark, zeuch, or drew verhagen? Is that premature?

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: Go for it now, it’s so tough to gauge Wins. Get them while you can.

8:04
Baseballdude: Please rank these hitters for next week utility spot only: Bichette home six games vs bos and nyy, eloy six games vs kc and at Seattle, Santander six games vs dodgers and at tigers

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: They are close. I might go with Santander

8:05
James: Thanks a lot for all season of this, it’s great.

8:05
Stream cycle: Hi Jeff. Out for wins in an al only. Any tips on potential bulk relievers this week? Tampa, Toronto and nyy seem like potential targets but not sure who.

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: Look into MIN, they have to deal with the Pineda situation.

8:06
Peanut butter haircut: Thanks for running this chat all season!

8:06
MikeyN: SEA rolling Shed Long 3 games in a row, worth a snag if in need of steals?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: SEA is a giving everyone a few games and then someone else. They are turning into Tampa. I thought Freeman and Lopes were decent options but not any more.

8:07
Baseballdude: Solak has six games next week, starlin has seven

8:07
Baseballdude: Regarding solak, he has six games at home vs rays and Oakland. Starlin has seven games vs brewers and at giants.

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: I guess Starlin

8:09
Maris: Reece Hoskins or Josh Bell for 2020 season? Hoskins 13 units, Bell 6. Points league and just for one season. Thanks Jeff

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Bell at this point. Evenish talent and cheaper

8:09
Lasagna Hot!: Any idea who gets the bulk innings vs. the Tigers for NYY on Tuesday? Lasagna? Cessa? Cortes? Feels like a game of roullette.

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t have a good feel at all. Sorry for not being of more help.

8:10
Peanut butter haircut: Thanks! Follow up: if my needs are steals 1 and obp 2, should I cut eloy or gardner? Feels crazy.

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: Eloy. Cuts need to be ruthless at this point in the season.

8:11
Gavin: Is M. Keller and his 2 starts (@SF, @CHC) worth starting ahead of a 1 start Heaney (@TB) in H2H points league?  1st round of playoffs

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: Go with Heaney

8:12
Baseballdude: Ok just saw edman is available and at Colorado. Edman, solak, or starlin?

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: Edman

8:12
AL Only Logjam: Standard 12 AL only roto, 9 keepers: I have Leury Garcia ($3), Joey Wendle($1), Myles Straw ($20) and Shed Long ($6). I’m in 3rd and have been making a run. Gotta drop two of these guys, who do you have ROS (I need speed most, but the other counting stats will help). I also have Nick Solak as my last taxi squad guy (I traded all other prospects). Should I activate him or leave him alone for next year?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: If you can win, go with Garcia and Solak for now. The others are sort of useless. Maybe long can be decent.

8:13
Baseballdude: Start two of these: berrios vs nats and at Indians, Merrill kelly at Mets degrom and vs reds, manaea at rangers minor, or minor vs Oakland manaea?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Berrios and Kelly

8:14
TD: Desclafani, Musgrove or Mahle too risky to help down the stretch in H2H?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: Depends on other pitchers. I’m using each one in my leagues.

8:15
TD: In the semifinala of my H2H playoffs and need pitching help. How would you rank Roark, Bailey, R Lopez, Matz and Houser?

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: Not sure of matchups but Roark, Houser, matz, Bailey, Lopez

8:16
Not AB: Do you have three favorite streamers this week for pitchers?  Also, thx for the heads up on Razzball.

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: Cease, Disco, and Lyles

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: Well, the queue is empty and I’m worn out. Good night to all.

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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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this sucks. super shitty to see someone we depend on #s just not show up when it actually matters and do a fucking chat instead. i have 7 minutes to do research now and im in comp for overall

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i mean at least give us some warning. you gave us plenty of warning before you wrote that shitty fucking book, at least give people who plan their entire faab around this article a warning that you arent going to write anything this week. man i even bought your book, 3x actually because i cant be bothered to relink emails for 20 dollars. i wrote a script for this because i am in 100s of leagues and now i cant even get someone to come out with reasonable faabs? you been mailing in answers all season with basic handedness off calling guys strong vs weakside when anyone who actually watches baseball knows. but now you just forget to do a faab article when it actually matters. when did this site start to suck so much?

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I know when. It is when all the good writers got hired for teams and then the remaining writers did something else? who knows. I even miss sporer who was aids incarnate. at least he put out content where he tried. albeit he was dumb, but he tried.

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but holy shit was he dumb

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May I recommend a pacifier? Or perhaps a nap?