Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:29
Jeff Zimmerman: Here the bids from the two 15-team Tout Wars leagues.

7:29
Jeff Zimmerman: Auction

7:29
Jeff Zimmerman: RMontero: $314
FValdez: $217
CEdwards: $166
KDavis: $136
EHernandez: $128
TButtrey: $128
TAlexander: $92
DMoore: $82
MKemp: $75
KBubic: $72
MStassi: $71
BTaylor: $67
AGimenez: $62
JLester: $52
EGonzalez: $44
JCronenworth: $44
MFord: $44
AWojciechowski: $42
LGarcia: $36
JSoria: $33
MCastro: $33
ZGodley: $30
DCease: $30
AVoth: $28
KAllard: $27
BBielak: $27
JArrieta: $23
TWilliams: $22
JBrubaker: $18
BKeller: $18
FCervelli: $12
TMilone: $11
HRenfroe: $6
ADickerson: $3
JStaumont: $3
CTromp: $2
JWendle: $1

7:29
Jeff Zimmerman: Draft

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: RMontero: $500
RWick: $254
TMilone: $191
MTauchman: $152
DMoore: $114
ASenzatela: $93
JChoi: $78
MKemp: $57
CEdwards: $57
ACobb: $56
AGimenez: $55
JBruce: $50
DPomeranz: $46
SRomo: $33
BBielak: $21
BGamel: $16
TAlexander: $7
HRobles: $6
ARomine: $3
MStassi: $2
JCronenworth: $2
LWebb: $1
BPhillips: $0
CEstevez: $0
RGrossman: $0
ADuvall: $0
RHelsley: $0

7:30
Guest: All things being equal, Yaz or Aguilar?

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: Sorry for the delay

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: Aguilar

7:33
Guy: Is a guy like Kiner-Falefa who’s playing everyday worth rostering over somebody like Will Smith who isn’t? Thanks!

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Some team in every league should be rostering both. The key with IKF, he is stealing bases

7:34
big mac: Arietta, eflin and toussant all available. Please prioritize. Thx

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Pomeranz

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Toussant as long as you can hold off on starting him.

7:35
Guy: Tucker, Happ, or Benintendi? Thanks!

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: Question?

7:35
RMR: Trade offer: civale for swanson (Ks count as negative for hitters).  Which side do you like?

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: Civale. I can’t find enough pitching this year.

7:36
Guy: Do I give up on Manaea or McCullers for a hot hand like Bassit or Houser? Thanks!

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: I think I would on both. Bassit and Houser have nice match up coming up.

7:37
RMR: Drop joe Jimenez for Rafael montero?  Jimenez’s velo drop and past homer proneness make me nervous (and I dont expect the tigers to keep winning).

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: I think both are similar

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d stick with Jimenez. I feel he’ll keep the job longer.

7:39
Juan Gone Baby Gone: Give up on Nicky Lopez or claim Leury Garcia or Niko Goodrum?

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, give up on Lopez in your AL Central league and add either one of the other two.

7:39
Ryan: Is Montero worth 15% of my FAAB with just $60 remaining and Britton, Diaz, Giles to work with? More?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s worth it but I the other owners are alive, he’ll go for more.

7:41
Juan Gone Baby Gone: Brad Keller or Tyler Alexander?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: Alexander

7:42
Don Juan: So Gausman was hitting 97, 98, 99 tonight while crushing the best offense.  Is there anything here?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d love to see him perform decent for more than one game.

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s a constant tease

7:43
DW: Mahle, Houser or Dobnak?  Probably just for this week.

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: Dobnak, House, Mahle

7:43
OrchardsCurbStompers: Should I be grabbing Markakis? No news on him lately but he seems to be getting AB’s. Other waiver options, Kemp, Flores, M. Gonzo, and Cronenworth (my order). Deep Daily League, thanks homie.

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: Both Kemps are an option for this week. Anything longer, Croneworth

7:44
midzman: Hey Jeff – Great work.  Is there any reason to hold on to gregory polanco or austin riley?  roto 12 team mixed.

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: Not at this point

7:44
einstein2u: can only roster one: kukuchi, dobnak, or means?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: Dobnak, but I’ve liked Dobnak since last Oct. Might just be confirmation bias.

7:45
Juan Gone Baby Gone: OK to drop Josh James from the bench?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: Yea … gamble on other bullpen arms.

7:46
Snake Bit: How do you like streaming Kole Calhoun going to CO this week?

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: Hell yea … Nick Ahmed is a top-10 with the series.

7:46
Mike “Jane” Stanton: You think M. Andujar an option to fill in for the frail Stanton?

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: No, it’ll be Tauchman

7:49
Matt: Toussaint, Pablo Lopez, Lindblom? How would you rank them as pickups?

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: Lopez, Lindblom, Toussaint

7:49
Bugsy: Which SP to drop in a 12 teamer: Garrett Richards, McCullers,

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: Richards

7:49
Jimmy jack: Cronenworth or Gimenez this week?

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: Gimenez if you need speed, otherwise Crone

7:50
witchee: 15 teamer but only start 11 hitters…need 1b in case edwin stays out. Have aguilar, frazier Q’d….drop EE or maybe Mercado?

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: Drop Mercado for either one of the pair. Aguilar better long term but Frazier at COL this week.

7:51
Leland Taglieri: think Taylor is next in line if Pressly were to miss time?

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: No idea. I’d not be surprised if they go with a trade

7:51
Leland Taglieri: Robles looked good tonight, think gets closer role back sooner than later

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: I need to see the velos

7:52
Leland Taglieri: would you risk starting houser vs the twins next week, he has looked really good so far

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: I am but I’ll start about anyone. His GB% limits the damage.

7:52
Juan Gone Baby Gone: Who should I prioritize:  Leury Garcia or Niko Goodrum

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: Goodrum, hitting higher in the order.

7:53
Guest: what % of FAAB for Todd Frazier in a 12 team mixed 5×5. Need a 3B and not much available   Thankyou

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: I think a 5%

7:53
Leland Taglieri: thames or dom smith going forward OPS league

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: I think D Smith based on more playing time.

7:53
Andy McFail: Tommy Milone or Chris Bubic?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m a Bubic fan based on the high GB%

7:54
Ontilt1377: Mahle to the bullpen hurt a little.
drop him and 2start Kyle Gibson? (Vs Sea ,@ Col). Or M Gonzalez (@Tex), Valdez(v Sea), Elfin(v Bal), Patino (?).    5×5 14 team. Weekly lineups..

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: Valdez

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s found the strike zone and hope it can continue

7:55
Matt: Prioritizing Buttrey over Britton as a short-term add? Think Robles gets the job back? He struck out the side today?

7:55
Guest: robles looked really good tonight, think he gets the job back sooner than later

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: I’ll dive in more later.

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: Check Robles’s velo on MLB Gameday

7:56
Carl’s JR: Does Carl Edwards jr get enough saves to be worth grabbing in al only, or is a middle man with better numbers (Hernandez in tx, Burch in oak) preferable?

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: I think he has to be owned in a AL only

7:56
Matt: Renfroe or Addell ROS?

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: Adell for me

7:56
Bueller: Is Austin Nola, #1 catcher in a 12 team league?

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Some team needs to roster him

7:57
Why you gotta Beilak?: Where is Beilak among this year’s rookies like Singer and Bubic?

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: I have Beilak after both Royals.

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: Too many walks

7:59
Guest: just traded falefa and melancon for garver, was good on steals and saves. think garver turns it around soon?

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: Sure

7:59
Guest: 12 team mixed 5×5. Hanser Alberto or Asdrubal Cabrera? Need a 2B and the pickings are slim. Thanks.

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: Look into the A’s Fisher this week, stealing base and faces 6 righties

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: Of the pair, Alberto

8:00
Quarantino Martinez: Marwin Gonzales getting pt with Donaldson out. What’s his al only interest level?

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: Its got to be especially for the Donaldson owner

8:00
Ontilt1377: Drop Kemp or Pollock for Tauchman?
5×5 roto/ 14 teams.

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: Pollock sure, but keep Kemp for this week.

8:01
Evan: Thanks for doing this chat! I’m in a dynasty points league, would you please rank the following based on priority: Bryse Wilson, Kolby Allard, Framber Valdez, Austin Voth, Patrick Sandoval?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: Valdez, Voth, Sandoval, Wilson, Allard

8:02
Bueller: Assuming Patiño pitches adequately, what’s the likelihood of Gore getting the call without someone getting injured?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: Good, if the Padres are in the playoffs, they’ll want their best team

8:02
CC: In standard 5×5 what starter or 2 you want ROS – mills, dobnak, Valdez, or m. Kelly?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: Dobnack, Valdez, Mills, Kelly

8:03
The Lost Molina: Mahle was a hot add for this week (PIT/DET), how are you adjusting bids based on the news he’s not in the rotation? Could he piggy back or still provide value?

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m out until I know the role

8:03
Vader: I noticed your waiver article didnt mention Rosenthal..He’s looked great. Do you believe in him as the KC closer or would you prefer Montero in Texas?

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: Rosenthal was over 40% owned to start the week, so he didn’t get featured

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: Matheny loves Rosenthal so I love Rosenthal.

8:04
Bueller: What is percentage chance that the Cardinals hold Carlson down for another year?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: higher by the day

8:05
Nannette: Need an OF for at least next week… Probably ROS.  You like Kemp more than Santander?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes on Kemp

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: Using Razzball’s weekly values

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s closer than I though but Kemp at $11 and Santander at $8

8:06
JJ: How would you value stead, unspectacular PAs like A. Frazier & Moran? Hold them on the bench this week, or cut and stream?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: I use the above link to help value ROS and the week. Moran has really fallen off

8:07
Greg: Casey Mize getting the call soon? I picked him up but I could use the spot, even though pickings are slim.

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: It doesn’t sound like the Tigers plan on calling him up

8:09
Who Dat: “A’s Fisher”?

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: I meant Kemp

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Sorry

8:09
Don Juan: McCutchen droppable?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: Not yet and depends for who

8:10
DDS: Marwin Gonzales or Delino Deshields?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: Gonzalez. He’s an OK hitter. Deshields is not

8:11
fn: Trying to fill my Stanton LF hole in a 16 teamer OPS league. Is Santander someone who I can roster for ROS? Other options are Jay Bruce or Matt Kemp

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: Santander is your best bet

8:11
Guy: Should I keep Hicks or add Kyle Tucker? Thanks!

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d gamble on Tucker, especially in a Roto league.

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: For the steals

8:12
witchee: have to cut 1….Ray, Odor, Merril Kelly, Musgrove, Mills, Manea

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: Manaea

8:12
Guest: 11 team mixed. Drop Danny Jansen for A Nola, Stassi or C Tromp?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: For Nola or Stassi

8:13
Don Juan: is Chattwood droppable in general?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: Give him at least one start to see if he bounces back

8:13
Don Juan: Would you start Gallen in Colorado?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: Probably not

8:14
John Olerud’s Helmet: I spent 10% of my FAAB on Oliver Drake in week 1. I HATE THE DRAKE!!

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Try not to chase Saves. Rarely pays off. Get ahead instead.

8:14
Guest: Which is the better  drop in a 12 team league: McCullers or Ray?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Needles to the eyes?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: Ray

8:15
Nannette: Solak, Leury or Dylan Moore for MI?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: Solak, Moore, Leury

8:15
Billy bob: Benintendi worth a hold ? 12 teamer

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, especially depending on his replacement

8:16
Fanatic: What are we bidding on Hunter Dozier if he’s still available?

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: It might be higher than expected 10 to 15%

8:16
Guest: Is Dylan Moore for real?

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: He is a real person who is hitting .289 with 2 HR and 3 SB

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: And a .344 xwOBA

8:18
Jalen: is Jalen Beeks still interesting, at least in a league deep enough for good middle relievers to be universally owned?

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes. In one of my deeper leagues, we look into his usage to see if their a chance for two “starts”.

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s been lights out

8:19
Jenny: Would you drop Khris Davis for Tauchman, Kole Calhoun, Kemp, or Dom Smith?

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes to all. Davis is in a platoon right now. I think Tauchman is also.

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d try for one of the other three

8:20
dave in slc: would you bid on spencer howard and drop luke weaver or ride w weaver?

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: Go after Howard

8:20
cg: How high is Tauchman going? I’ve seen guesses in the 300 range, is that possible? Initially I was very in on him, but 5 games this week only, and stanton could be only 10 games?

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: Too high. I’d prioritize other hitters.

8:21
Sweetie Pie: Is it a smart play to grab McKenzie  Gore when Speculating on him in a 12 team redraft with 5 player bench and no minor leaguers?

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: Sure if there is room on your bench

8:21
Matt: What % of FAAB are you putting on Berti in a 12 team NFBC league he was dropped? He seems to be playing everyday, hitting 2nd, and is eligible everywhere

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: If I needed steals, I could see him go for up to 25%

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: He could carry a team in steals

8:22
Leland Taglieri: who would you rather NA stash folty or schmidt

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: Schimdt

8:23
Porcho Villa: Would you drop Mallex for Hampson? Getting tired of his Billy Hamilton act and GH has been getting more playing time

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: For sure, especially with a full week at COL

8:23
Rob silver: time to drop Musgrove? 12 tm mixed roto.

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: More of a bench for me

8:23
Nicklaus: At what point can I use Vince Velaquez’s gas can to light my Rhys Hoskins shares on fire?

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: Robbie Ray can bring his own gas can.

8:24
Leland Taglieri: 18 team league would you stream any of these or stay away Eflin vs BAL, Newcomb @ PHI, Lyles vs SEA

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: Lyles vs SEA

8:25
Can’t catch a break: Who do you like ROS in a single catcher league 12 teamer…Cartini, F. Mejia, Alfaro, C.Kelly?

8:25
Jeff Zimmerman: Cartini, Kelly, Mejia, Alfaro

8:25
Don Juan: How would you choose between Aguilar (for the long term, 5 games this week) vs CJ Cron (worse but 8 games)?

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: Cron. I think him this week and long term

8:26
John Olerud’s Helmet: another Austin Nola question! With his 1B eligibility is he worth rostering over Michael Chavis??

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: Both may get the same number of PA

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: But I think Chavis is the better hitter.

8:27
Guest: Believe in Mills to keep rolling as starter? 6 man rotation?

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m a Mills believer. Acceptable skill set

8:27
dave in slc: would adell be enough of an upgrade over margot to justify over 50% of faab money?

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: Someone might spend that much

8:28
Jeff Zimmerman: Justified, no

8:28
Jeff Zimmerman: You should be able to stream together a better hitter

8:28
Nicklaus: I’ve been firmly in the “no starters at Coors” camp. Lynn, however?

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: I have to decide tomorrow in several leagues. I all depends on who we win in FAAB

8:29
Enrico Palazzo: Better lottery ticket in deep 5×5:  Corbin Burnes or Toussaint?

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: Toussaint but don’t start this week.

8:29
cg: You told me to prioritize other hitters…i happen to have 3 of the top 10 in my league in overall (im top 20 heh) but there is NO BATS available. Alex Gordon …this isn’t a joke. Never seen such bad hitting available even in a 15 teamer. Like 2 hitters you listed were available. Sharp league apparently. Grossman seem like a good sleeper? I was bidding already since solid PT, but now I’d venture when Laureano starts serving he plays basically everyday, right?

8:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Kemp is a deeper option.

8:31
Jeff Zimmerman: The hitter pool as been shrunk with teams not playing and owners filling holes.

8:31
Jeff Zimmerman: That’s it for tonight. I need to catch up on the news and make sure all my teams are set for tonight’s FAAB.

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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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