Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Happy 3rd of July. By the prep in my hood, tonight is going to be the big one.

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Here are the Tout Wars 15-team bids.

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman:

7:31
Mk3cb: In a 14-team H2H Leauge where OPS replaces Runs category Who would you go for as a Salvy replacement next couple months ?
Garver , Jansen cal raleigh, Jose trevino

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Garver

7:31
Jason: Happy 4th weekend. H2H Alex Wood or Eric Lauer rest of season. Thanks

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Wood

7:31
Enlightening Round: Kimbrel another blown save, take a flyer on Phillips? Graterol?

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: I think so, also Kimbrel was hurt

7:32
Matt: Hi Jeff. Thank you for spending Sunday nights with us.  Travis D’Arnaud or K Ruiz rest of season in H2H 12 team?  Feels foolish to tie up a bench spot rostering both.

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: TAD for me

7:32
New pitch, who dis?: Does Keegan Thompson’s new slider/sweeper make him 12 team viable?

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t think so, maybe just a waiver wire streamer

7:33
DW: Please rank, this week only: White, Kikuchi, Springs, David Peterson.  Thanks for the help.

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: White, Springs, Peterson, Kikuchi

7:33
Kyle: Roansy worth holding on to?

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: It really comes down to his replacement

7:34
kevinthecomic: Thanks for doing these chats Jeff, especially on a long weekend!!  I have both A. Kirk (TOR) and W. Smith (LAD) and am fighting for a playoff spot in my 16-team daily lineups keeper league (4 playoff teams from each of two divisions).  Is Alex Manoah a reasonable target in exchange for either catcher?  I am currently 3rd or better in HR, RBI and R but 8th in OPS.  On the pitching side I am 5th or better in QS and ERA but 9th in both K-BB and WHIP.  Other categories are SB (10th) and SV+H (5th).  Or should I be targeting something other than SP??  Thanks again!!

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: You can ask but he’ll likely turn you down. I’d find that team who needs major catching help and work with them

7:36
Guest: on the wire 12 teamer 5×5 can you please rank these rookies? morel, harris jr, vinnie p

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: Comes down to need. Right now, Morel, Vinnie, and then Harris

7:36
Andy: Gimenez or India ros at 2b? Thanks

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: India

7:37
kevinthecomic: Struggling with the back of my rotation.  My headliners are K. Gausman, D. Cease, K. Wright, L. Webb and (maybe) T. Skubal.  Are the following pitchers even streamers?: J. Steele (CHC), D. Lynch (KCR), B. Brieske (DET) and A. Faedo (DET)?  16-team keeper with daily lineups and DEEP rosters (30 MLB spots, 50 MiLB spots).  Pitching categories are K-BB, QS, ERA, SV+H, WHIP.  Thanks again!

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: No on the streamers.

7:38
kevinthecomic: The Angels have to give Villar ample playing time, don’t they?  I mean, he hasn’t been good this year, but he’s gotta be better than what LAA has been rolling out there at 2B, SS and 3B, right?  RIGHT?

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: I have no faith in the Angels making the right decisions

7:38
Johnny Ringo: Still looking for a closer Jeff Drop Graveman for Hand Trivino or Minter?

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Add Trivino

7:39
Chris: Mitch White and David Peterson are either a good replacement for Roansy Contreras?

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Sure

7:39
KCbbq: Haniger is available in my 12 team AL only H2H 5×5 keeper league. What % of 100 FAAB is he worth bidding on knowing he’s an injury risk going forward.

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: A decent amount, 20% maybe

7:40
RedSox2022: Best bet for saves ROS for BOS: Houck or Whitlock? Do you still believe they’ll trade for bullpen help?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: Houck, except in Toronto

7:40
Craig Swan: Kiriloff dropped again in the order today.  J Duran out there, as well as H-Ram II.  How do you rank the three ROS.  Thanks!

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: Duran, Kirilloff and H-Ram

7:41
PJ: Is Trivino worth a backup bid to Will Smith or waste of time? And is Smith the definitive Jansen replacement?

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d prioritize Trivino over Jansen

7:41
KCbbq: Stassi has been a sink hole of late in my 12 team AL only 5×5 H2H league. You mentioned Garver as a decent pickup earlier. Would you rather have hm RoS over Jansen even though Garver is thinking of season ending surgery?

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d wait for Jansen to return

7:42
KCbbq: Piggy-backing on the Villar question, what’s he worth via FAAB if my 2B are Arroyo and Odor in my 12 team AL only league?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: 5%

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: He was for like 30% though in the Tout Wars AL only league

7:42
Chip: 12 team, AL only, standard 5×5.  Would you rather have Jeffrey Springs or Giolito ROS?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: Springs

7:42
Kyle: Gimenez, Garcia, Rodgers, Lux, or Urias at 2B ROS?

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: Urias

7:43
Cito: Need to drop one of K’B Hayes or Moncada in a redraft points league. Hayes has a limited ceiling, but how worried about Moncada’s health would you be?

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: Drop Moncada

7:43
baseball fan: who do you think gets the dodgers closer gig for 2023? kimbrell new contract? somebody else on the roster? FA?

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: I just don’t know

7:43
Craig Swan: Justin Turner was dropped last week.  Would love to have a piece of the Dodgers lineup.  Drop Eugenio for him?

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: Not sure, you might be rearranging deck chairs.

7:44
Seth: Semien or Jorge Polanco RoS

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: Semien

7:44
Genius: I drafted a team with Berrios, Giolito, and Trevor Rogers.  I’m not winning.

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: Probably not, but that is one reason I try to recommend people at least try to do 3-4 leagues. Some variance

7:46
Dunce: What is going on with Bo B?  Seems propped up by the lineup.

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: He was rostered for the steals

7:46
Frank: Are you holding Muncy in a 12?

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: It all depends on the replacement? Hunter Dozier? Candelario? There isn’t much out there.

7:47
KCbbq: AL SPs Kikuchi and Suarez are available tonight. Either one worth a $1 bid for streaming purposes? My SPs are Gausman, Ray, Sandoval, Blackburn (kinda a streamer) and just added Jon Gray in a trade minutes ago.

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: The pair might be in AL-only but I have no faith in either one

7:48
James: Please rank ROS  Sheets/Miranda/Villar

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: Miranda, Sheets, Villar

7:48
Mike: Are you buying a Berrios bounceback? He was dropped in a 12-team league. Wondering how aggressive to be in faab.

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: I never waived. Nothing changed in his skill set

7:49
Jake: based on your philosophy, buxton is a sell high because power only guys are plentiful on waivers? Assuming you can get a top 20 pitcher or bat back

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, his value is way down with no steals

7:50
Lyles Lies: Jordan Lyles (laa, @chc next week) on your radar? Has been up and down, but goes deep into games

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s streamable against weak oppoinents

7:50
Greg: outlook on seiya coming back? Seemed to be getting squeezed on called strikes.

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: HIgh, he could be a major difference-maker for some teams.

7:51
Olly: Oliveras trying to win you back with a homer today!

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: Playing time it the issue and the Royals face seven righties next week.I’m dropping in many leagues

7:52
Arms, sea of troubles: Pick one: Kikuchi bounce back @OAK, Kremer faith vTEX, LAA, Lorenzen @BAL? Or just a reliever. Al only.

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: Kremer

7:53
Jim: Looking for a backup 2b/ss for Baez and Adames. H2H 14-team, with OBP and strikeouts. I currently have Lux, but Hoerner and Stott are on the wire? Make a move or hold Lux?

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: Hoerner

7:53
Buckner: Very deep AL-only league, Franchy playing everyday, that’s something, right? Too many part-timers out there on the waiver wire.

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: For a week, it’ll be interesting to see who sits when Kike returns

7:54
Eric: NFBC 12 team; Soler and Olivares on IL; Suwinski, Kwan, S.Brown, Peralta, S. Suzki, Meadows as replacements? Would drop on or both.

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: I could see dropping both if it helps getting warm bodies into this week’s lineup

7:55
Paganism: Is Pagan so far out in MIN that he’s a no in al only?

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes

7:56
Oliveras: Happy 4th!

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: Thanks I-29

7:56
Oliveras: Has Oliveras plummeted below Taveras for you? Obp league.

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: For now, but could move up once the Royals trade Benny or Taylor

7:57
thelaundry: Do you see Darick Hall being a hold in a 12 team mixed league where walks are a 6th category, especially since he’s only Yahoo eligible as a Util/DH?

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe not

7:57
Adrock: Is Vinnie P that much of an upgrade over players like Nelson Cruz and Walker?  Worth dropping big FAAB $ if it pushes one of those guys to the bench?

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: Not to me, in some leagues I’m going big but in others he’s just go to the bench

7:58
Jimmy: Happy 4th! Would you drop Arcia, C. Taylor, Donaldson or Belt for Vinnie P and/or Longoria?

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: Arcia for Vinnie

7:59
Tender Roansy: I kinda want to drop both Roansy Contreras & Hunter Greene (12 roto) but should I drop Roansy first of the two?

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: They are fine drops, but need who are you adding

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: And that’s it for tonight. It’s family time to watch a bunch of stuff explode.





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 four FSWA Awards including on for his Mining the News series. He's won Tout Wars three times, LABR once, and got his first NFBC Main Event win in 2021. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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