Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Hello for nice calm weekend.

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Here are the bids in the two 15-team Tout Wars leagues

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman:

7:32
Guapo: Miley, Alzolay or Gomber ROS? its rough out here

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: Miley for me. He’s been straight up solid

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: 135th ranked player this season. 9th rounder in a 15-team league.

7:33
7:33
Guest: Would you drop Kelenic to activate Kendall Graveman?

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe. I’m pretty much dropping Kelenic in all 12-teamers where there are more options on the WW. I’m sure I can piece together a replacement

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: In 15 or bigger, I’m waiting a week to see how he hits in AAA

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s so hard to find decent players in the deeper leagues, I’m gambling on quick recall

7:35
Tutone Tommy: Are you buying the Votto resurgence? Looks great since he’s been back.  Considering dropping Chapman for JV at the corner.

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d have no problems with this move. Votto has been a new hitter since he redid his swing last year.

7:36
Dr. Jones: Love this chats. Can you rank these MI eligible players for ROS? Jorge Polanco, Jonathan India, Amed Rosario

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: Thanks.

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: Without knowing the format, Rosario, Polanco, India

7:37
Irish Panda: Higher FAAB priority add, Pat Sandoval or Tucker D.?

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s Tucker D based on Atlanta’s 5 man rotation and a 2-start week

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Similar talent

7:39
Catcher Corner: Jake Rogers or Astudillo, al only obp?

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Join a shallower league.

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: I guess Astudillo

7:40
Jon: Gilbert is still available, do I spend big on him now after 2 good outings?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m not sure if you need to go big … maybe. I just would try not to spend too high of a Sunday tax

7:40
Bobby Sox: Thanks for the excellent ww list! Bobby Bradley or Maikel Franco, al only obp?

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: No problem. It is a time consumer.

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: Take a chance on Bradley to see if the plate discipline sticks.

7:41
Waiver Angels: Should I finally dump Bundy and ride with P. Sandoval? Or maybe Kwang Yun Kim? And do you think Fraley can stay hot/hit lefties this week?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: First, my waiver wire article has Fraley as the #1 add, so that is where I stand there

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: The pitchers are close.

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: I might stick with Bundy. I hate how the Angels keep messing with Sandoval’s role

7:43
Rick Reuschel: Was holding onto Odorizzi, thinking he’d improve but the news about the 6-man rotation is frustrating. (12 team mixed HTH) Alex Wood is on the waiver wire after his rough spell. Was keeping Keuchel to eat IPs. Feel good about being in playoffs so I’m thinking long-term. Thoughts on these 3 SPs ROS?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d value them Wood, Keuchel, Odorizzi. They all have an elevated injury risk (old) and aren’t great. I’d hold but not be afraid to drop one for a good arm.

7:45
Ahhhhmed: With Dylan Moore off the IL, who is a higher priority add, Dylan Moore or Amed Rosario?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: Rosario, he’s a better overall baseball player and more likely to keep his job.

7:46
Chamaco: The waiver wire articles are awesome – thanks! How would you rank Davidson, Sandoval, and Weathers in dynasty? Have all three rostered but need to drop one.

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: Drop Weathers

7:46
Jon: Time to consider cutting Kirilloff in a 12 team? EV is way down since the injury, 0 HRs too.

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m not sure about a cut but I feel the frustration. I’m trying to bench him and use his multiposition eligibility as sub.

7:47
Steve: Will Myers droppable in 12t for Sano, j Pederson, Votto, Bradley or P Smith? Thanks

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: Such a variety of hitter skills

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: possible if you need the skills the others provide

7:48
Guesston Hiura: Will K.Hiura be a productive bat for the Brewers this year? Can you recall anyone with a similar profile who has been able to adjust?

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: No, he done for this year

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: Ian Happ is the most recent.

7:49
Chantanella: Never thought I would type this but worth moving on from Grandal for Max Stassi? (12-tm, H2H, added batting cats are K’s and OPS)

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, if a one catcher league, Grandal can be dropped, especially if it is an AVG league.

7:51
feddy: i dropped christian vazquez for omar narvaez in 12 team obp. did i make the right move?

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s fine

7:51
Christian: Who in your opinion is the best pitcher to add, Gonsolin, Wood, or Gilbert?

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m sure others will disagree but if I had to redraft for the ROS, it would be Gilbert.

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: Gonsolin is second, but the lack of control (42% BB%, 33% Zone%) might point to him still being hurt

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: I’ve got him in a couple of places, and I’m benching him for his 2-start week.

7:54
Haywood: Forgot to put my name! Thanks for all the hard work Jeff. William Contreras or Haase as an alternate catcher in a 12 team roto?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: I like Haase right now, but watch the playing time once Ramos returns from the IL

7:55
Vexed: 4×4 AL only. Need to drop either Feyereisen or Loasiga. I’m leaning toward dropping Feyereisen because I’m sick of trying to spell his name correctly and he walks too many. What say you?

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s Loasiga … he has no fantasy value.

7:56
feddy: Flexen vs MIN or Gutierrez vs MIL?

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m sitting this one out … maybe depending on how tonight’s bids go.

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: Go with Gutierrez on the potential upside

7:57
DarkHorse: ETA guess on Duran?  And would you prefer Duran or Naquin ROS (standard 5 categories + obp league, 4 OF spots).

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: No idea on Duran, he’s tough to follow with the USA team playing time.

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: When Duran gets the call, it’s him.

7:59
Jeff B: Drop Mountcastle for Votto at 1B? 12-team roto, OPS.

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: Possibly. Mountcastle is starting to hit and has the OF eligibility. I think I would

7:59
red: on tout wars list who is EHernandez? Eleiser?

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, he must have been dropped

8:00
Steve J: When is Franco or durran coming up????

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: There are a ton of prospect callup questions. I expect them to occur in the next two weeks or not for a while. Super-2 has effectively passed, so the cheap teams can start promoting them

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: Sadly for Tampa, they are on the road this week and most times the callup happens at home for a bigger crowd.

8:03
Mark: Dylan Moore back from the IL. Drop Vidal Brujan or Dansby Swanson for him? I need SB.

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: Either if you need steals. Just make sure he is playing.

8:03
KCBbq: Trammell still look like a lost cause since he was called back up? Seems like the Ks are increasing again.

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: He just seems overmatched. Sucks.

8:04
CH: Does 5% of budget seem right for Frlaey in a 12-team OC? Looking for a speed source so willing to overbid

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: And if you have room to gamble, Nick Gordon is available (5 SB) but not playing every day.

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: The amount seems fine

8:06
Eli: rank Yermin, McKinney, L. Urias, and Odubel as replacements for Acuña until he returns

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: Odubel, Urias, Yermin, McKinney

8:06
KCBbq: Is Sandoval worth placing a FAAB in a 12 team AL only keeper league? Would you drop either Stripling or Dunning for him?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: All three of these need to be owned in AL-only

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d sit tight

8:07
southpaw23: Fedde, Vlad Gutierrez or Sam Long. Rank em please.

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: Long, Gutierrez, Fedde

8:08
Tony: Any news on Fulmer? I can’t seem to find much info.

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: Rotowire has a quote on a min IL stay

8:08
Dan: Looking for a streamable bat this week: have B. Rodgers and Avisail Garcia in in CO or O. Herrera on the WW. Pick up one and drop Dom Smith? Thanks for the Sunday evening party!

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: With those waiver options, drop Smith for Garcia

8:10
Jake Fraley: My average exit velocity is under 83 MPH. How am I going to maintain any sort of power or average with that?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: Average exit velocity is not predictive of any future production. Ignore it.

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: 107 max and 7% Barrel% are above average and the values to focus on

8:12
Biff: L Severino pretty much done for the year?

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: Ignore

8:12
2b Wire: Hi Jeff, Any 2B streaming options? Arroyo, Berti, Nick Gordon, Lopez, W castro available on my wire!

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: 2B is pretty shallow right now.

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: Just horrible options.

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: Of those, I’d gamble on Gordon knowing he could lose his job as the rest of the team heals up.

8:14
JoeE: Hey Jeff.  In a league with unique point values for QS and Ws.  Who do you like most ROS: Logan Gilbert or Kaprielien?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: I did a ton of QS work for best balls and found the IP/S is the key for QS. Just take the one going longer into games.

8:16
Al Gone Quinn: Razzball has them ranked… Cueto, Houser, T Davidson. Is that how you’d rank them or does Davidson’s good outings of late disrupt the order?

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: The one note is that they should be streamed. Cueto can’t start in COL or vs LAD and SD. Plan to win the next week or two and then prep for the next 2-week time frame.

8:18
John Olerud’s Helmet: Mr Jeff! All Hail Thee! Why do the Royals hate Edward Olivares? What is the downside to giving him an extended look, they have gotten zero production from their OF

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: Don’t get me started with some of the clowns they are playing right now.

8:19
2b Wire: Nick Madrigal injury is hurting. I can trade for India, Biggio, Jazz or Moustakas. Or should I wait for Muncy to heal? 15 team OBP league

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: I like the idea of trading for a healthy Biggio

8:19
LFC Mike: Hi Jeff.. any hope for Luzardo?  Disappointing to say the least.

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t know and sort of quit caring. I’m going to be a year late to the breakout party and I’m fine with that.

8:20
Billy: Jason Martin vs Isan Diaz – deep dynasty flier, don’t barf. Thank you!

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: Martin, a Voit-Muncy AAA All-Star

8:21
Guapo: Is Dylan Carlson just a .270/.350/.400, 15HRs, 10 SBs guy? Good player but not a ton of fantasy value.

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: I think so. Reminds me a bit of Andrew Benintendi.

8:22
Andy: skubal or maeda ros?

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: Skubal for me

8:22
Schilling & Pence: I’m giving up on Nick Solak as MI.  How would you rank the following targets, for ROS in an OPS league without steals, Didi, Crawford, DeJong or Starlin C?

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: Brandon Crawford, Didi, JP Crawford, Castro, DeJong

8:23
Chantanella: 12-tm, roto, keep forever (Standard 5×5 plus OPS and QS)

Should I move on from E Rod to pick up the hurt Logan Webb? E Rod has been solid for me for several years but not looking great this year but his underlying numbers aren’t bad at all.

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d hold ERod. I think he might bounce back

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: Give him time

8:24
Roy Hobbs: Hello, thank you for having the chat.  What is going on with Cron?  His hitting stats are definitely not what most people expected in Colorado.  Do you know if he is injured and it just isn’t publicized?

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: There is no injury that I know of

8:25
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s just not hitting.

8:25
Gigi: Vogelbach a good pickup for this week? 4 Game series at COL and only one lefty for the week.

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: Yep, I tried to add him every where last week

8:26
kevinthecomic: I was about to ask why there have not yet been any acerbic comments, and then the Royals question came in, LOL!

8:26
Steve: Joc Pederson worth a fourth OF spot in 12 team H2H? My team’s suffering a power outage.

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: Sure, but keep looking for someone better

8:27
EC: Is Eric Hosmer rosterable at this point? He’s been awful for a while now but still owned in 90+% of leagues

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: It comes down to the replacement.

8:27
Erik: How do you feel about Brandon Lowe in a points league? He produces negative value most of the time save a good game here or there. Is he approaching droppable status?

8:28
Jeff Zimmerman: He might be with a sub-.700 OPS

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: If you have the option, someone might trade for him

8:30
Jeff Zimmerman: That’s it for tonight, I’m off to make a final check on my bids for any major errors.





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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