Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat by Jeff Zimmerman April 18, 2021 7:32 Jeff Zimmerman: No wallet buster this week but ton of suspect starters on the wire. 7:32 Jeff Zimmerman: Here the results from the two 15-team Tout Wars leagues 7:33 Jeff Zimmerman: 7:33 Jeff Zimmerman: 7:33 feddy: Hey Jeff, when looking to stream pitchers, is there a specific metric or two you use to evaluate the streamers opponents? Not sure how to gauge opposing offenses from a fantasy perspective. thanks. 7:34 Jeff Zimmerman: I use Razzball’s weekly streamers: https://razzball.com/streamers-nextweek/ 7:34 Jeff Zimmerman: About $1 per week and completely worth the time saved. 7:34 feddy: top early week streams in my league are Corbin, Arrieta, Wainwright, Arihara, Fulmer. Pick 2 7:34 Jeff Zimmerman: Arrieta and Fulmer 7:34 Quarantino Martinez: Nicky Lopez is making a lot more contact at the bottom of the KC line-up. Another SB today. Is he a better AL Only bench bat than Kyle Isbel at this point? 7:35 Jeff Zimmerman: For sure, Isbel is just not hitting 7:35 feddy: Top mid week streams in my league are Hoffman, Weathers, Junis, Widener (i know, crazy!) are hoffman and junis def the top 2 7:36 Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, but I’m interested in Weathers. I think he should be where he can be bench and monitored 7:36 feddy: When should we expect kelenic 7:36 Jeff Zimmerman: Don’t know, but I’d not be surprised if Kiroloff gets called up mid-week 7:36 feddy: rank these closer options: Soto, Tyler Rogers, Crichton, Taylor Rogers 7:37 Jeff Zimmerman: Crichton, Taylor, Soto, Tyler 7:37 Duff Beer: When do you cut a cheap arm in a mono keeper league? Would you cut a $1 Justus Sheffield (facing LAD then probably HOU) for Danny Duffy? 7:38 Jeff Zimmerman: That’s probably the right move, but it sucks. I know in the past that the lack of options makes me just ride out the bad start 7:38 feddy: Asdrubal, Enrique, Duvall or Moran long term? 7:38 Jeff Zimmerman: Enrique is a distance #1 for this season 7:38 feddy: Time to move on from Phillip Evans, Nate Lowe, and Johnathon India in 12 team OBP? 7:38 Jeff Zimmerman: To who? 7:39 Jeff: When should we expect to see the call-ups of Nolan Jones or Brandon Marsh? Is there any chance they would be called before May/super2? 7:39 Jeff Zimmerman: I think Marsh could be soon. As for the Jones, the Super-2 date is more likely 7:39 Tanner and Hyde: Cut Tanner Scott for Kendall Graveman in AL only? I have Scott for $1 but care more about winning than keepers. 7:39 Jeff Zimmerman: Yes 7:40 41Base: D. German was dropped in my league. Should I buy low and stash him on the bench, or would guys like Fedde, Fleming, Bumgarner, C. Martinez, K. Wright be better options? 7:40 Jeff Zimmerman: Drop almost all of them for German. I’m pretty sure his start is just getting skipped 7:41 Esteban: Shocked to find Dansby Swanson dropped in my 12 teamer. Thoughts on a FAAB % to put on him? 7:42 Jeff Zimmerman: 20% at least. You might need to look at where other owners stand and adjust to at least “beat” the owners with lower totals. 7:42 feddy: Do you trust Andrew Heaney yet? 7:42 Jeff Zimmerman: Not really, but I didn’t roster him. Let me look… 7:43 Jeff Zimmerman: … strikeouts and walks up. He’s fine. 7:43 Guest: Justin Upton, Bryan Reynolds, or DJ Stewart? 14 Team H2H Points League 7:43 Jeff Zimmerman: Reynolds 7:43 feddy: Worried about Cavan yet? 7:44 Jeff Zimmerman: No, not yet 7:44 Guest: Evan Longoria or Phillip Evans in a 12-team, 25-man roster league? H2H Cat? 7:44 Jeff Zimmerman: I think Longoria vs all RHP for seven games. 7:45 Jeff Zimmerman: The Giants have a nice hitting match up 7:45 Arroyo Secco: Christian Arroyo is playing a lot in Boston but wasn’t on your WW list. Where would he rank in AL only pickups? Thanks! 7:46 Jeff Zimmerman: Josh Harrison area 7:46 Kate: Picked up fulmer for a buck earlier this week after his first start when I saw the increased velo stick. Was surprised I didnt see more people jumping back in on him. You’re the first person I saw who appears to see what I saw. Assuming he sticks with the current plan (less fb, more SL/CH), do you think he can up the K rate from where it was at pre-TJ? 7:47 Jeff Zimmerman: We’ll see. I’m wondering if some experts are keeping quite and hoping to sneak him on for the cheap 7:47 Kate: Where would you have jeff Hoffman among the arms you mentioned in you’re write up? Normally I would just ignore him, but the fact that its cincys pitching coaches with their hands on him is making me pause. 7:48 Jeff Zimmerman: I like him and his ownership might not meet my thresholds. Luke Weaver-ish 7:48 Renato Nunez: Renato Nunez is batting 5th. But by “batting” I mostly mean striking out. 7:49 Jeff Zimmerman: Yep 7:49 Shamwop: what’s the deal with Sam Hilliard. Is he droppable in my NL only 9 team league? I know 9 sucks. Who’s better to pick up brubaker or Bryce Wilson? Thx 7:50 Jeff Zimmerman: I like the idea of a low ownership number sticking with an only. I’m in an AL-only 9 team leauge 7:50 Jeff Zimmerman: Hillard is so tough to roster right now. It really comes dowon the the replacement 7:50 Jeff Zimmerman: Brubaker 7:50 Kate: With Turnbull coming back from the covid IL, is fulmers spot safe? Have to assume its urena that would get bumped right? 7:51 Jeff Zimmerman: Yes if I read the article from MLB.com right … 7:51 Jeff Zimmerman: It sounds like there is going to be a piggyback 7:52 Jeff Zimmerman: https://www.mlb.com/tigers/news/spencer-turnbull-to-make-season-debut-… 7:52 Snake Bit: What % FAAB on JB Bukauskas? 7:52 Jeff Zimmerman: 1% to 2% 7:52 Himself: Order of FAAB wagers: Brubaker, Junis, Ynoa, Shoemaker? Thanks! 7:52 Jeff Zimmerman: Shoe, Ynoa, Junis, Brubaker 7:53 Guest: i have garret richards in an al only. Would you take any or all of these guys over him? Fulmer, Odorizzi, Fleming, Gibson, Quintana, Folty, or could do a reliever like Loasiga, Stoutmont, whitlock. thoughts? 7:53 Jeff Zimmerman: I would add Fulmer, Odorizzi, Fleming, Gibson over Richards at this point 7:53 Pops: Thanks as always for these chats, they really help on FAAB decisions. Drop Yarborough for Tony Disco, Junis with his new cutter, or Ynoa? 7:53 Jeff Zimmerman: All four should be rostered. 7:54 Jeff Zimmerman: I’d just play the matchups 7:54 Yanked: J.Montgomery was dropped in our 12 Team roto. Drop G.Marquez or Smyly to add? 7:54 Jeff Zimmerman: Smyly 7:54 Kate: Great catch on the article re: tigers rotation! Thanks! 7:54 Jeff Zimmerman: No problem 7:55 Dan: Canha & Santander available, either an improvement on my Mancini/Schwarber/Nimmo?ESPN points, K penalty 7:55 Jeff Zimmerman: Watch your format. The Orioles only have 5 games and Oakland is playing the Twins (COVID issues) 7:56 Jeff Zimmerman: If it’s points, get the at-bats and maybe stay away from these options. 7:56 feddy: do you have any confidence in Dean Kremer by chance? 7:56 Jeff Zimmerman: Didn’t he just get demoted? 7:57 Jeff Zimmerman: None, he’s in the minors 7:57 Guest: Any hope for CMart? Deep NL only, with opportunity to stash. 7:57 Jeff Zimmerman: Stash if you can, but not really. He needs to be in the bullpen 7:57 smellslikespirit: What’s your take on odorizzi? He’s had 2 bad starts, although after injury, and they were against bad offenses. Cut for alex cobb? 7:58 Jeff Zimmerman: Definitely add Cobb. He looks great out of Baltimore 7:58 Mike: How much would you drop on graveman 7:58 Jeff Zimmerman: He’s going to go for 5% to 30% depending on how desperate owners are for Saves. 7:59 Feddy: Is Logan Webb still worth rostering in a 12-team? 7:59 Jeff Zimmerman: No, there are better options 7:59 ray: Hi there Jeff. Thanks for the Sunday night chats. I would give JT Brubaker and get Ian Happ in a 15 team 6×6 mixed league with OBP and IP as extra categories. No brainer to accept, no? 7:59 Jeff Zimmerman: Take the trade 7:59 5×5: faab for wander franco? too soon? 8:00 Jeff Zimmerman: He’s worth adding if you have the roster spot. If there is room, 1% could pay off huge. 8:00 JP: Jed Lowrie available in 15 team NFC league… How much? 8:01 Jeff Zimmerman: He was high last week, might be 10% but know the A’s start with Twins (COVID). Have a replacement 8:01 Lee: Should I be worried about Mountcastle’s slow start? 8:02 Jeff Zimmerman: Yep, and I’m way too invested. At least others are struggling on the team. 8:02 HappyFunBall: Do you think Josh Rojas gets sent down? Or does he stick around as a bench piece in ARI? 8:02 Jeff Zimmerman: He’ll be a bench bat since he can play OF and IF. It sucks that he could never hit in the majors. 8:02 feddy: how many damn leagues do you play lol 8:03 Jeff Zimmerman: About 10 FAAB (five I share). about 5 D&H and about 10 best balls. 8:03 Guest: Time to trade Walker Buehler before all the other league owners catch on to his velo drop? What would you target as return? 8:04 Jeff Zimmerman: Get it a try. Find someone desperate for pitching. 8:04 rickypoots: Drop either of Kikuchi or Ynoa for Junis? 8:04 Jeff Zimmerman: No, but all three need to be rostered 8:04 PineTar: Bregman moved to my IL. Ian Happ on my waiver – pick him up? Other options are Longoria, Moran, Franco, Segura, Shaw 8:05 Jeff Zimmerman: Longoria for the week. Razz has him as the 57th overall player for next week 8:05 Neil: drop sano for m franco? 8:06 Jeff Zimmerman: No, but I’d keep looking. I might for Shaw 8:06 rickypoots: Easy to say “they should all be rostered” but I have literally no one else to drop! 😢😢😢 8:07 Jeff Zimmerman: Some owners just aren’t active and let their teams sit. 8:07 Laira: Eduardo Escobar or jazz for MI? Not sure I trust jazz to control 8:07 Jeff Zimmerman: Depends if you need power or speed 8:07 feddy: Expectations for Adolis Garcia going forward? 8:08 Jeff Zimmerman: He’s shown power and speed and might not be in a platoon. In some leagues, that rosterable. 8:08 Mister Puppy: I accidentally bid $280 instead of $28 on Josh Rojas a couple weeks ago. On a completely unrelated note I am rooting hard for your Rojas love to come through. 8:09 Jeff Zimmerman: Sorry, but checking bids is the first thing I do after this chat. Missing out on some is fine, but bidding $700 vs $70 can be fatal 8:09 Vic: Is Gore getting close to getting the call in SD? 8:10 Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t know. He’s not getting the call because of control issues. The Padres might be waiting for minor league games to see if he can get it together. 8:10 JP: Colin Moran and/or Travis Shaw: how much faab %? 8:11 Jeff Zimmerman: 3% and I like Shaw but Moran is fine. 8:11 DarkHorse: Who are a few of your favorite dark horse RP to bid on this week, with hopes they could close by next weekend? Brogdon? Middleton? 8:12 Jeff Zimmerman: The only non-obvious options are in StL (Reyes velo down, Mining the News) and Givens (Bard has been bad). 8:13 dave in slc: didnt see dj stewart on your list. in an al only would you have him ranked higher or lower than marmolejos and adolis garcia? 8:13 Jeff Zimmerman: I’d have him higher long term but the 5 games kills his value this week. 8:13 Steve in NYC: 10 tm NL Only with $100 FAAB. How much would you bid on J Harrison if you need 2B? (Replacing H. Perez). Thanks! 8:14 Jeff Zimmerman: 5% to 20%. 8:14 Jeff Zimmerman: Regulars don’t normally show up 8:14 Ryan: What are your thought on Mike Brosseau? Looks like he’s getting more and more playing time. Looking to pick him up in a 16 teamer. 8:15 Jeff Zimmerman: I’m interested and it helps that Tampa is facing 4 lefties next week. He has been playing against righties. 8:15 Jeff Zimmerman: At least add as bench option. 8:15 Peppercorn: is it easy for you to faab in a partnership (ie with Fred in the Main)? 8:16 Jeff Zimmerman: This week it was easy, it was full MASH work. So many injuries. 8:16 Jeff Zimmerman: We usually work through things earlier in the week. 8:17 Jeff Zimmerman: It helps a ton to have someone to bounce ideas off. Tanner Bell share several teams. 8:17 ScottTINSTAAPP: Hey Jeff…Rowdy Tellez, Marco Gonzales and Tejay Antone were dropped in my NFBC 15 teamer….what do you think would be roughly their winning bids this week? 8:18 Jeff Zimmerman: 3% guys 8:18 Ramie Shalabi: Did I make the right move trading Classe for Matt Olson? 8:18 Jeff Zimmerman: Don’t know. I need Saves in so many of my leagues, I’d take Classe 8:18 FML!!!: Encouraged by Robles high OBP (6:12 BB:K) right now or discouraged by the miserable slugging percentage? 8:19 Jeff Zimmerman: I think the results are as expected. 8:19 Sir Farts A Lot: Is it okay to run out of FAAB before the All-Star break in $0 bid league? Because that’s where I’m headed, but it’s not my fault; other coaches keep dropping players they shouldn’t. What am I supposed to do, not bid on them? 8:19 Jeff Zimmerman: Sure. I’m more aggressive in those leagues or in leagues where I can trade FAAB. 8:20 revdbone: What % required to get Rowdy Tellez if he was dropped last week? 8:20 Jeff Zimmerman: 2% to 3% 8:20 Pham: Tommy Pham available on my FAAB, and i just lost Starling Marte. What should i offer on him? 8:20 Jeff Zimmerman: 15% 8:20 John: Best resources on identifying “Bulk” relievers? Getting SP level innings in a points league with a cap of 4 SP shows the value of multiple inning ‘RP’. Thank you 8:21 Jeff Zimmerman: I just look at the leaders in strikeouts. 8:22 Jeff Zimmerman: They have the combination of strikeout rate and innings 8:22 Jeff Zimmerman: https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=rel&lg=all&qual=y… 8:22 SporerFan69: My league has Yimi Garcia, Lou Trevino, and Kendall Graveman available. Is that the right order, in your opinion and what’s the approx bid as a percentage? 8:23 Jeff Zimmerman: If they are each available this week and no one cared to get them last week, 5%. There is no reason all three should be on the wire 8:23 Dee Arby: What to do with Bellinger? Trade for a second tier 1B or hold and play Yuli? 8:23 Jeff Zimmerman: Hold and play Yuli. Yuli’s been decent 8:23 Need power: Hold or drop Senzel in a 12 team 5×5 mixed? Replacement options aside. Thanks 8:24 Jeff Zimmerman: Hold 8:24 SporerFan69: You dropping Arron Hicks? What of Tony Gonsolin? Thank you very much. 8:24 Jeff Zimmerman: Again, who are the options? 8:24 Mike C: 14 team 6X6 with SV+HD and K/9. Treinen is available. I have Antone, Bass, Trivino, May, Pagan as my RP. Do I trust Roberts to commit to a pen this year? Who should I drop? 8:24 Jeff Zimmerman: Drop for Bass 8:24 Jeff Zimmerman: Trevino is the better pitcher 8:25 1 too many: In a single C 12 teamer…do you carry 2 C’s ? If not, drop W.Ramos, my #1 is d’Arnaud? 8:25 Jeff Zimmerman: In daily lineups, I might. Otherwise no. 8:25 FML!!!: 10 Team NL only. Need a Lux replacement. Pick 1. Erik Gonzalez or Matt Carpenter. 8:26 Jeff Zimmerman: Gonzalez. He’s hitting OK and playing. That’s more than what Carpenter is doing 8:26 Smokey: Is Max Kepler worth holding onto in 12-team H2H with standard 5 categories plus OPS and Ks? I can pick up Votto, Grichuk, A. Garcia, K. Calhoun. I just don’t see Kepler reaching his 2019 numbers again. 8:27 Jeff Zimmerman: I’m not sure how the other categories change valuations but I would for Garcia until the rest of the Brewers outfield returns healthy 8:27 Thistleweezy: A couple arms dropped and available in our NFBC ME and not in any other — Marco Gonzales and Tejay Antone. Bid amounts for these types? Don’t want to overpay but both feel like strong rest-of-season prospects. 8:27 Jeff Zimmerman: They’ll likely go for 4% 8:27 rickypoots: Is CJ Cron droppable in 10-teams? 8:27 Jeff Zimmerman: Yes 8:28 Ryan: Hey Jeff! Hope all is well. Can you pick one of these 3 for Middle INF spot? Dealing with some injuries at the position. Galvis, La Stella, Odor. 8:29 Jeff Zimmerman: Odor .. Galvis 5 games and La Stella on the bench. See if Harrison is available. 8:29 Sir Farts A Lot: FAAB bid for Ohtani (Pitcher)? 8:29 Jeff Zimmerman: 5% to 10% 8:29 Jeff Zimmerman: That’s it for this week. Good luck to everyone on their FAAB targets. I need to go over the news and my bids one last time.