Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: As usual, I will focus on waiver wire and FAAB questions.

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: To start out, here are the ToutWars FAAB bids from the two 15-team mixed leagues

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman:

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman:

7:32
1st in hitting, last in pitching: FAAB recommendations for Daniel Lynch and McClanahan? 10 team AL only

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: Here were the ToutWars AL only bids: https://baseball5.onroto.com/baseball/webnew/display_bid_reports.pl?to…

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: Depending on $$$ left, 5% to 25% of original amount

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: I was looking for comps on Lynch and had Matz and Rogers. 95 mph fastball with decent non-fastballs and average command.

7:34
Guest: How much should we bid for Daniel Lynch? Do we think he’s here to stay or just a one time start?

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: In one of the recent Mining the News/Lineups, Moore mentions that the Royals are only calling up guys to stay.

7:36
Ryan: The elephant in the room is McClanahan. How heavy are we bidding on this guy? Everything points to him being the real deal.

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m a little worried about him getting Ray’ed around, but process that makes pitcher comps has deGrom as the comp. Who else has 100 mph fastballs and 90+ breakers.

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: The innings and role are going to be key

7:37
Billy Bigshot: Is Garrett Richards for real?

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe. I dug into him for my Waiver Wire article and found a jump in Zone% in his previous start and it seemed good today. I’d add but possibly hold off on starting.

7:39
Ray: reading several different articles this week on FAAB…appears to largely be a week to save cash…overall do you agree?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes. Almost all the decent starters are owned, maybe some one offs. It’s getting to the point of the long grind starting

7:41
Andy: Robbie Ray good again? Do I drop him for Tommy Edman? Could use bench bat h2h thanks

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: Ray is so all over the place. If you need a bat, make the trade.

7:41
Mike: Is Buster Posey worth spending 10% FAAB on? I have Grandal only.

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: 10%, no. More like 3%

7:42
Jason: With Paddack and Luzardo on the IL now, are Gonsolin and/or Elieser Hernandez droppable in a 12 team? 3 IL spots

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: This is a tough one. Gonsolin is a month away. Dave Robers commented on it today and may come back to the bullpen.

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d drop him first.

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe drop Hernandez next to see if anyone cares. You might be able to add him when he gets closer to returning.

7:45
Phillies: Still passing on Pivetta with two games this week?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: I am. I don’t get involved with pitcher and a 6 BB/9

7:45
Bob: What should I bid for Johan Oviedo? 15 team dynasty. Thanks!

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, I liked what I saw, but it sucks that he’s back in the minors.

7:46
Hank: Trying make sense of a replacement for D’Arnaud in a 2 catcher league.  Is William Contreras worth a pick up?  Or should I roll instead with someone like Astudillo?  Or Stephenson? Or Varsho?  However, I worry about playing time with the last three.  Is Nunez a better bet? HELP!

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: Catcher is a mess this week. If you can add Contreras, take a chance on him

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: Astudillo will be catching now that Jeffers got demoted so he’s a decent add.

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: Varsho has 1, maybe 2 starts so far and several pinch hit at bats so it’s tough to add him.

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: Stassi might be a cheap option

7:49
Eva’s Woman: What % of FAAB on Staumont?  You think he gets majority of saves?

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: If he’s available in any NFBC type league, he might go for 30%, same as Merryweather did

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: It really depends if another owner is desperate.

7:50
Guest: I’m in a Points League.  Dylan Moore is a free agent and he seems to be showing life.  His positional versatility would be better for my team.  Do you believe in Dylan’s resurgence?  Can he be the player he was last year?

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m not at all a fan of Dylan Moore. He’s just not a good overall hitter. With Lewis now healthy and Kalenic coming up soon, he’s likely heading to the bench.

7:52
Red foreman: 12 team roto: I left the auction with Kirilloff and Adell. Holding has worked out for Kirilloff. Am I dumb for maybe dumping Adell tonight for Josh Rojas?

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: In spring training, the Angels said they wanted to see Adell hit in the minors. So now Adell has to hit … we’ll see.

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: That said, Rojas is hot and I’d add him

7:53
holly: Who is next up to close in Colorado? Have to imagine Bard lost his closing role today

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: Givens. He’s been next in line for weeks.

7:54
Slap fight: Who wins the battle of 2B/OF eligible in Seattle? Haggerty or D.Moore?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: Haggerty

7:55
David: In a tough spot. 10 team league, all the categories, have three IL guys – Hayes, Yelich, and Burnes – for two spots, as well as some decent starters and (so far) under-performers in Suarez and Bohm, plus a fine fantasy guy in Edman. I don’t want to cut anyone, but Kiriloff was cut before his explosion and I am dying to grab him. Question: cut Hayes, one of the underperformers/decent starters (think Taijuan level) or Edman, or pass on Kiriloff?

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: Cut “one of the underperformers/decent starters (think Taijuan level) “

7:56
Porcho Villa: Which struggling hitter would you cut first: Bohm, Soler, Lourdes Gurriel, Bell

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Gurriel. My projections have him the worst of the group. Bell next

7:57
Sean: Looking to bench Hiura and find a middle infielder on the waiver wire. Rank my options, Hoerner, Rojas, Urias. 12 team roto.

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Rojas, Hoerner, Urias

7:57
Sam: Time to move on from Yarbrough? I drafted him for ratios and that’s not going well. I could replace with Folty, Canning, Richards or Kramer. Thx

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: I would move on for Canning or Richards

7:58
Hill: How much for Wood? O’Neil? 12 team online championship?

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: Look up the bids from last week and add to them since they slid through in your league. https://nfc.shgn.com/playermovements/baseball

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: eye balling it, about $20 for O’niel and $30 for wood. I expect those to jump

8:01
KC BBQ: Luis Garcia seems to be in a swingman role. Is he worth a FAAB in an AL only league using W+QS and S+H? If so, how much to throw at him?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe not. With holds as an option, there are some insanely good MI. Start here: https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=rel&lg=all&qual=y…

8:02
TGIII: Please rank for ROS – Moran, Belt, Josh Harrison, Kike Hernandez. Thank you Jeff!

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: Moran, Hernandez, Belt, Harrison

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: Now, the IF/OF eligibilities of Hernandez and possibly Harrison might make them great bench options.

8:04
Backstop: Need a C – D. Nunez, Zunino, Stassi or Barnhart, who you got and in what order?

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: Reverse order

8:04
Bryan: w

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: Big if true

8:05
Malbis: If you are hurting for Ks in a 15 team mixed how much of $1k you dropping on mclanahan?

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: I think it’ll take $50 to $200. I’m not sure dropping a $200 would help as much as using the $200 to stream.

8:06
injured arms: D. Duffy or McClanahan?

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: Duffy … 6 team league?

8:06
Not Joshing: Are J. Rojas and T O’Neill for real?

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: I hope so

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe not considering their history

8:07
Sano: With Kiriloff raking, what happens to Sano’s playing time?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: Playing time is going to turn into a mess in Min

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Without knowing anything else, who just cut or benched: https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=1…

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: A .554 OPS

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: I wonder if Sano’s rehab will be a whole month in the minors

8:10
Tae: What do you think of luis Garcia? What’s his upside in redraft leagues?

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: Please let me know which one of the dozen Luis Garcia

8:11
KC BBQ: Colome and Robles have been gasoline on fire so far this season? Would you replace either or both in a 12 team AL only using S+H? Stanek, Phelps, Joely Rodriguez, Shaw and Chris Rodriguez are FAs.

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: Add Stanek and J Rodriquez

8:13
Matt: Drop Adam Eaton for Tyler O’Neilll?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes

8:13
Lars: Jeff! Would you still value Goldschmidt the same as you did preseason, or have the April stats been cause for concern? Thanks!

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: For him, the same. That said, 1B has been a dumpster fire

8:14
Joe: Kirloff or Bohm?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Damn, that’s tough. Kiroloff

8:15
Babe Kirilloff: Duffy is also a fa in one of my 12 tm online championship. Dropped by a streamer. Got a bid in mind?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: I think 10% is reasonable for the AL leader in ERA

8:15
ralph: Is this the right order for OBP leagues? Adolis, Dahl, Baddoo

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: Adolis, Baddoo, ………………………………………Dahl

8:16
dave in slc: nl only what % would you put on tauchman? is there anyone that may get called up and be a difference maker? doesnt feel like it

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: Not as many obvious NL callups. I think 10% to 20% is reasonable.

8:17
Gregor: Is the “new” kluber for real?

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t know and need to see if he’s made any positive changes.

8:18
Tae: On Astros

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: Cheaters?

8:18
Fuman Highter: Pick up Montero or Graveman for saves out of the Seattle bullpen?

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: Graveman

8:19
dave in slc: is fleming better than the pitcher options you had in the article or where would you put him?

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: Fleming is walking too many and I’d have him down a ways

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: Eyeballing it, CMart-Flexon area

8:20
June: Velasquez worthy of a stream vs MIL? Also potential of a 2nd start

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: No, not for me. Velasquez has burned me too much. He’s Just impossible to predict

8:21
Greg: Dying for saves in 15 team NFBC, which of Greg Holland, Tyler Rogers, Jose Alvarado, or Jordan Romano would you cut for Givens?

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: Tyler Rogers

8:22
Guest: Doolittle or Givens and what FAAB % on each if you need saves?

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: I like taking a 5% bid on each. Doolittle for now

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman:

Royals GM Dayton Moore said Jakob Junis will shift back to the bullpen.
3 May 2021
8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: Well, I know what I’ll be doing for the 30 minutes before NFBC FAAB

8:24
dave in slc: another catcher question but need a replacement in al only and options are castro, collins, hedges, torrens, greiner, garcia. any of these you like? how do you rank them?

8:25
Jeff Zimmerman: Collins, he’s now C qualified in NFBC leagues with the game today.

8:25
Bob Cobb: lynch, Patino, German, ray. How would you rank ROS in redraft. Thanks

8:25
Jeff Zimmerman: German, Lynch, Ray. ………………………………………Patino

8:26
Guest: Think Hoerner is anything more than a BABIP mirage?. Man, I wish he had hit just one over the fence this week so we could get a good stat cast reading on it

8:26
Jim: I’m the same catcher mess this week with D’arnaud out for a while.  You recommended William C. but I wasn’t sure if you liked him or Astudillo better.  Astudillo has been playing regularly it seems.

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: Astudillo first

8:27
BE: Strasburg available in an online championship. $200+ with him throwing off a mound in recent days?

8:28
Jeff Zimmerman: I wouldn’t. Just $50 or so with me. I’m worried he won’t pitch in the majors again this season

8:28
Dodgeritis: Realistically when can we expect to see Jarod Duran? Franchy isn’t getting it done and Renfroe isn’t lighting the world on fire either. Worth a spec add in a 12 team mixed 5×5?

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: I think we are going to see guys come up like Lynch with the minors starting up

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: Or I think it’ll be in 2 weeks after they start dominating

8:30
Jeff Zimmerman: At least the minor league stats will be available to get a reading on some prospects.

8:30
Jeff Zimmerman: That’s it for tonight, I need to go find some Jake Junis replacements.





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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