Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Sorry for the delay. I was removing Alex Reyes from my FAAB bids because of a possible injury.

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: Here are the Tout Wars mixed-league bids.

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: Auction

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: RElias: 99
EPagan: 88
LHendriks: 57
AAlzolay: 55
JUrias: 47
LAllen: 33
THernandez: 23
TAnderson: 13
RStanek: 13
TWolters: 12
KPillar: 11
RQuinn: 11
MWacha: 6
ACivale: 6
AHouser: 6
WLeBlanc: 3
MBeaty: 2
VVelasquez: 2
BBichette: 1
SOberg: 0
MLorenzen: 0

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: Draft:

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: LAllen: 123
LHendriks: 73
BBradley: 61
MAdams: 56
AAlzolay: 27
EHernandez: 25
RoPerez: 24
ESogard: 21
JChavez: 17
SOberg: 16
FMejia: 14
SCishek: 13
ChMartin: 12
JKipnis: 3
HBailey: 3
BreAnderson: 3
JWebb: 3
BWilson: 3
ACivale: 3
ABarnes: 2

7:32
Jimmer: Jeff, can you rank these prospective closers—Gant, Hendriks, and Alvarado—and also indicate what % of your start of season FAAB budget you’d bid for them? I have about 70% of FAAB remaining and am starving for some saves.

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Gant 5%

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Hendricks: 5%

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Alvardo: 8%

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: These are each band aids IMO. If you need  a lot, go after Minter in Atl and Oberg in Col

7:35
Erik: Hey Jeff, with E5 now in the Bronx, are you in favor of dropping Gardner for DeShields?

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: For sure. Gardner’s value is nothing at this point.

7:36
mm43: Better dynasty stash 5×5 roto C Will Smith or Cease?

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: Cease. Never hold catchers in dynasty.

7:36
Cito’s Mustache: Ignoring Zack Collins’ C eligibility, do you like him or Bobby Bradley more as a UT/1B depth in dynasty points leagues? Bradley’s 18% SwStr% at AAA makes me think this major league baseball thing might not pan out for him.

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: Bradley and it’s not close for me

7:37
Eazy E: Jeff, my 3 IL spots are filled with Pollock, Glasnow and Mondesi. Should I eat one of my three bench spots in a 12-team mixed to hang on to Eovaldi?

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: I would not. I need that spot to stream

7:37
DonJulio: Odds LeClerc reclaims the closer job for the second half? I know that Kelley got the same tonight. They were talking about getting LeCerc back in the role a few weeks ago, but I wonder if things changed.

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: 66% at some point I think Kelly has equal chances of keeping the job, getting hurt, or sucking.

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: If the last two occur, LeClerc steps in.

7:39
DonJulio: Do the FAAB results for most leagues process Sunday or Monday?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: Usually between 6 pm and midnight on Sunday.

7:40
DonJulio: Will Max Fried, Martin Perez, or Musgrove prove useful in the second half?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: Magic 8-ball says: Signs point to Yes

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: Truthfully, each is a matchup play

7:41
Donnie: Jeff, why are you so high on Garrett Cooper? Would you drop Gardner for him?

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: I would. Playing time matters and Cooper hits in the middle of a lineup with some pop and improved plate discipline.

7:44
Rasta: Just a heads up, the link isn’t working on the FG page

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: Fixed. Thanks.

7:44
Willie: Crazy to consider cutting JA Happ for Yarbourgh, L. Allen  or Velazquez?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: I would for the first two for sure.

7:45
Cito’s Mustache: I picked up Carlos Martinez last week. Should I drop him for Gant with Hicks out?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: If you need Saves, yes

7:45
Rasta: Who are the best relievers not currently in a saves committee who will likely get saves later this year due to the current closer getting traded?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: Crick in Pittsburgh

7:46
DonJulio: Can you choose between Elias or Alvardo or LeClerc ROS? I’m debating this.

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: LeClerc

7:46
Rasta: Meadows on quite a cold streak. Anything in his profile that’s changed and has you concerned or just random variance?

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: Did you expect him to continue with a 1.100 OPS?

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s still performing way over his projections.

7:48
Beast Hoskins: 12tm roto  gallen bid, 500 bucks remaining

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: 50 to 100.

7:48
DonJulio: What level SP would you drop just to create an open spot to stream pitchers?

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: I usually have 1 or 2 spots for streaming. Sometimes I hit and keep them but a pitchers value can change a ton based on matchup

7:50
straw: Odds Gallen sticks? It is a bunch of pitchers (which I need sps) and I have about 220 left in main event. Would you prefer making 30ish bids on Gallen/Allen/Alzolay/ and then a small bid on Civale? Have a top 25 overall team now, but this week lost means/hill and am concerned for rest of my rotation with Paddack limited and Happ basically droppable. Which, is Happ droppable in NFBC? He has been quite bad for a while

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: One item I like about this week is there are several SP to target. I think $30 might get one of the trio and you just have to type “allen” to find two of them. Houser might be worth a pickup for 2-starts in 2-weeks

7:53
Ian: Desperate for saves in my dynasty league and currently a top 3 team. Do I send my Drew Waters for Chapman?

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: To win this year, hell yes

7:53
Darren: Do we finally believe in Danny Santana ?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: If he plays. Gallo is back this week. Just a lot of productive bats in Texas.

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman:

What Netflix show should I watch?

Peaky Blinders (48.8% | 21 votes)
 
OA (11.6% | 5 votes)
 
Both suck (39.5% | 17 votes)
 

Total Votes: 43
7:56
Beast Hoskins: Will yordan Alvarez get enough starts to qualify at a position other than util for next year dynasty?

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Hopefully outfield but don’t count on it.

7:57
Jono: Would you drop folty?

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: Yep

7:57
Stud Prospects: Who produces the best stats the rest of this year and also next year between Vlad Jr, Eloy and Yordan?

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: I think Vlad is the best player but Yordan might have better stats because of the team around him

7:58
Steven: Take a flier on McMahon or Hampson or Rodgers

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: McMahon of the three

7:58
3 in 5: As a Giants fan, cried myself to sleep after dropping Buster. Among those left in 12 team, 1C, mixed…is CKelly rosterable?

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: Kelly is really close and I dropped Buster in a 15-teamer. The constant injuries were killing me.

7:59
Civale-zation: Do you think Civale has a chance to stick even with Clevinger back? Who wants Plutko?

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: Plutko is interesting. I want to see how he does this week. His flyball rate is insane

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: Civale could cut it. Maybe.

8:00
Jono: Who are your top 3 favourite streaming pitchers of the week? Thanks Jeff!

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: So many other places write up these reports. Use them. I’m always trying to stay a week ahead.

8:01
Steve in NYC: 15 tm:  B Rodgers or Kiki Hernandez?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: Kiki

8:01
Daro: Would you drop Frankie Montas in a 12 teams 10keepers league?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: Probably but close.

8:02
Aus10face: Drop Taillon who is on my IL and pick up Manea and stash in my IL?

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m the world’s lowest person on Manaea so don’t pick him up but ask someone else. I feel pitchers who twist and throw across their body are injury prone.

8:03
Jono: Being a few weeks ahead, would you pick up houser now?

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s on my target list but hoping for some others. Allen.

8:04
Ken: Thoughts on who gets Folty’s spot in Atlanta’s rotation?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: Atlanta is frustrating me. They were supposed to have all this pitching depth and all they produce are #5 starters.

8:05
Denton: Wade Davis droppable for Hendriks, Minter, etc.? Thanks.

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: Oberg first. Then Minter.

8:06
Straw Dogs: Is the Myles Straw era coming to a close this week? Should I cut in my AL only?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: No … I’m not sure when it’ll start up again. Trader Jerry will move some pieces and he’ll be relevant again. I’m just now sure when.

8:07
Taylor Made: Stripling or Urias?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: Stripling

8:07
FLANSTER: who holds more value rest of season—Domingo German or Luis Severino?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: I think German

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman:

Which pitcher is better ROS

Domingo German (48.0% | 24 votes)
 
Luis Severino (22.0% | 11 votes)
 
Carlsos Carrasco (30.0% | 15 votes)
 

Total Votes: 50
8:09
Civale-zation: AL Only: Picked up Milone last week and felt good then bad about it. He faces Houston this week, but I know you like him. Cut him for any of Yarborough/Leake/Cashner?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m cutting him for the next couple of weeks. I expect him to blowup and keep his costs low.

8:10
Rasta: In a H2H league with daily changes, does the greater quantity of innings pitched devalue top end SP to the point that you would rather have a top 25 hitter than a top end ace?

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: With no IP limit in place, yes. Get hitters and stream those pitchers.

8:11
dennis: Is Yandy Diaz droppable in a 12 teamer if your deep at the corners? Thanks

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, he’s just not playing enough

8:11
Cito’s Mustache: Drop Minter for Hendriks if in need of SV?

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d try to keep both. EOS, I think Minter will have more but Hendricks could get a couple of weeks worth of them.

8:12
Concerned Owner: What do I do with Howie Kendrick??? Points league, he’s doing great in fantasy points per game, but not playing everyday makes him less valuable than his average shows. However, I’m in love with his batted ball profile. Is there hope he gets full playing time in Washington or somewhere else down the stretch? Or should I trade while the average points per game is still high?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: You should try to trade him.

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe go for a week when someone as a weekend injury and Kendrick plays every game.

8:14
Beast Hoskins: Considering a trade that would last through 2020. Which side do you want hiura or Riley.

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Hiura

8:14
Swimming a Sharks: Just sent Cron down NL only league snagged Gallen Hieura Rodgers Cooper..any prospects ready to pop at the dance Oh wise one”?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: Sadly no. Most of my top picks are AL-only.

8:15
Pitchers?: German or Stripling ROS (Points)?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: Stripling

8:15
Jono: Are there any middle level tier pitchers that you’d be trying to trade for who you think will improve in the second half?

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: Anyone on the Twins. They are going to feast on the rest of the AL Central

8:16
Billy : Drop my Mikolas for Lynn or Gallen? Getting tired of his schtick

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: Lynn for sure. Gallen … yes.

8:17
Ian: Kelly or Molina for catcher in a 12 tm?

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: Molina for playing time

8:17
Steve: At this point can Polanco be dropped? And what do you think of Reynolds as a replacement?

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: I dropped him in two 15-teamers last week. In Tout Wars, no one picked him up.

8:18
MattB: Carrasco dropped in a 14-team league. Pick him up to stash and see what happens? Absolutely no information as to what’s going on with him health wise.

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: I feel for Carrasco owners. He’s at least three weeks out. 1 week off = 1 week of ramp-up time up to a month.

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: I wouldn’t blame anyone for dropping him

8:19
Hobbs: Alfaro is on IL.  Zack Collins, Will Smith (LAD), Carson Kelly for the short term and possibly long term.  12 team points league.

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: Grab Smith this week and see if he sticks

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: He might not but he has the most upside of the trio

8:20
Brendan : Time to get on board with Willie Calhoun? He’s been hitting the ball with authority since coming back from IL

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d not be surprised that he ends up being the best pickup from FAAB-aggeddon

8:21
dave in slc: just got here so sorry if you have addressed but in my nl only league this is the first week we can bid on kuechel. the bids will be crazy for him out of 100 faab $ anything over 30 have to keep next yr and he is likely to go over 30. will he be good enough to warrant it? Where do you rank him in level of pitchers?

8:22
Jeff Zimmerman: If it’s like ours, his salary could go to 0 if he signs in the AL

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d just go with the $30. I think he’s similar to Samardijza

8:23
BigTuna: Is Cal Quantrill 12 tm viable? He has a good two start this week.

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: Probably.

8:24
Darnaud: Is Travis Darnaud a Dar-yes or a Dar-no? AL Only league.

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes in AL-only, 2 catcher

8:25
Rickey H.: Excess in steals in NL-only  so I can trade J. Dyson. Need BA mostly with a little power would be nice. Been offered Hosmer or Voto. Which would you take? Thanks.

8:25
Jeff Zimmerman: Votto for the AVG

8:25
Nottoday: Bryan Reynolds will be Top 100 hitter in the end of this season, true or flase?

8:25
Jeff Zimmerman: True

8:26
Bro Pat: can you give your thoughts on Bradley?  I need power in an AL only and have 3/3 A-priority claims left.  Thinking about using one on him but the SwS% worries me.

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: I would. Not many players left to speculate on. Cease and Bichette are the only two for me

8:26
BigTuna: Matt Barnes and Buttrey worth a roster spot in 12 tm? Neither really getting saves and ratios are slipping

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: Not Buttrey

8:27
DeShawn: Would you drop Kluber in an NFBC league?

8:28
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe. I’d try to hold but sometimes other injuries force your hand. If he was on one of my teams, he’d be gone. I have 5 others on the IL

8:28
BigTuna: Who do you see closing for Cards w Hicks out?

8:28
Jeff Zimmerman: Gant

8:28
Thanks for the chat!: Love all your work (and colleagues)! Now please stop writing all the articles that make the players I want more appealing and the players I don’t want, but want to trade to someone else, less appealing! Thanks!

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: Sorry

8:29
Mac: When do we see McKay?!

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: I think he’ll be on the post-season roster or help them get to the post season.

8:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe anytime but maybe in a Josh Hader type of role

8:30
Dante’s Kid: Bo Bichette up soon?

8:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, IMO.

8:31
Jeff Zimmerman: So the evening has come to an end. And …

8:31
Jeff Zimmerman: See you tomorrow Mickie.

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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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