Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Welcome.

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Head up, I might cut the chat short a few minutes to give myself more time to go over my leagues.

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Here are the Tout Wars bids on the two 15-team mixed leagues.

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman:

7:31
Guest: Drop Houck for Luis Garcia?

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: I think it’s a vertical move. Garcia (SD) isn’t supposed to keep the job forever. The plan is to bring Rogers back.

7:32
Guest: Most likely non closer to inherite a closing role at the deadline? Effross? Staumont? Floro?

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: Effross IMO

7:32
Guest: In AL only league and have $100 to spend on Faab/web. Thoughts on how much to put on Castillo?

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: Enough to leave yourself enough to just make one move per week on the way out.

7:33
Ben: HI Jeff!  beer and FAAB chat is just the best.  wanted you to know.

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: Bourbon on this end

7:33
Joel Youngblood: Time to move on from Taylor Rodgers.  Bautista, Sewald, Finnegan or Seranthony the rest of the way?

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Sewald and it’s not close

7:34
Junk: Janson Junk, worth anything for next year or don’t bother?

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Possibly. There is more there than I thought but would like to see him a couple more times.

7:35
Joe: 12 team h2h league who is more valuable of ROS Benintendi or Amed Rosario?

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m guessing points and would go with Benintendi

7:35
Joel Youngblood: Dustin May need to be prioritized over Singer and Ranger Suarez?

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: Not for me. I like the other two more.

7:36
Joel Youngblood: Segura over Kwan rest of the way?

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, but try not to take a zero on Segura waiting.

7:36
Don Juan: Hi Jeff! I know it’s the rays, but thoughts on Fairbanks being the closer ROS?

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: Possibly. I’m keeping low expectations though

7:37
DW: Kyle Lewis or Taylor Ward?  Short term add (2 weeks):  Singer or Taijuan Walker.  Appreciate the help.

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: Ward (Lewis is not playing every day) and Singer

7:37
Johnny Ringo: Hi Jeff. Still chasing saves who you think closes in SD? Garcia, Martinez or trade

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman:

Luis Garcia, the new closer. For now.
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7:38
FrankNBeans: Hold or drop Stripling in 12 teamers? Last 2 starts pulled around 60 pitches and especially concerned about being pulled vs. Tigers.

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m holding for now but need to dig in.

7:38
Quad 8s: Would you roll with Heaney (@SF, SD) or McKenzie (AZ, HOU) this week? 12 tm H2h pts.

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Heaney

7:39
Joel Youngblood: Kris Bryant’s foot is killing me.  Seems like he’ll be in and out all year.  Can’t believe it, but looking at Bohm as a replacement.  Weekly league, so Bryant missing a few days a week is not helping. Pull the trigger?

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: I think so. I’m glad I only have to deal with Bryant in one league and it’s a draft and hold

7:40
Quad 8s: Nathanial Lowe or Nelson Cruz ROS? 12 tm H2h pts

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: Lowe for now

7:40
Thanks Jeff!: Any standout pitchers who might get innings-limited down the stretch & is Skubal among them?

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: This is the best article on the subject: https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/fantasy-baseball-innin…

7:41
Russ: How much faab would you prefer to have left after tonight in a 12 team league. Thank you.

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: A least $5 per week. I 12-teamers, I want to still be able to make moves later in the season. Prefer $10 to beat the $1 guys

7:42
Dude: Thank, you, Jeff. Your take on whether Rodon gets traded?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: No

7:42
Mick: Hi Jeff, thanks for doing this…would you drop Kirilloff to pick up Tellez or Franmil Reyes?

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes for Tellez

7:43
Chaco: Kelenic, worth and add? Could he stay up when Julio comes back? Is Winker safe?

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: I didn’t consider him anywhere.

7:44
Slapshot: Would you consider picking up Jean Segura with him due off the IL this week?  I replaced him with Nico Hoerner who has definitely been adequate but I wonder if I’ll get more out of Segura for the last two months.

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: My one issue with Segura is that he admits to coming back at not 100%. I think Segura could out produce Hoerner, but he could really struggle

7:45
Maris: Michael Harris II or Oneil Cruz long term?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: Harris

7:45
Dude: any bold predictions for Paul DeJong ROS?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: He gets demoted in a week.

7:45
Devil Ray Jay Johnson: Need saves without killing ratio. Fairbanks or Jonathan Hernandez?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: Fairbanks

7:46
Jeff: Hey Jeff….two questions for a 10 team NL only.  Chances of Mantiply getting saves for rest of year?  Also, does Outman have any staying power or only up for a short time?

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: No and no idea

7:47
Andrew Triggskaedekaphobia: Does the Peralta trade make a Carroll call-ups any more likely?

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: No, Carroll is not coming up this year

7:47
Bill: Pick up Fairbanks, drop Munoz?  Saves+Holds and K/9 format

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes

7:47
frank: have my full FAAB in an AL only league and we can make $0 bids so I can continue to make moves ROS.  Spend everything on Castillo as a safe move or risk it to see if someone else gets traded over this coming week?

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: Grab Castillo

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: I remember one year when the big move was Mark Trumbo coming to the AL. Castillo might be the best get.

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: That said, if you really need a bat, you could wait for one.

7:49
Rachel: Hi Jeff. In redraft is it time to give up on Suzuki? Thanks!

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: It depends on league depth but I could see it if there is a decent replacement

7:49
Eno: Hey Jeff, how much weight do you put into pitching models (stuff/location/pitching+) when taking a look at pitcher adds? K-BB obviously is very informative over longer periods but with guys like Garrett and Singer they don’t particularly pop on pitching+. Thanks!

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: I use pitching plus as one of several inputs. One addition I like is the last three to four starts (I use 21 days). I’ve been happy with the results

7:51
Randy: Sal Perez worth spending half my remaining budget?

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: Possibly. 5th to 6th round picks don’t just show up on the wire.

7:52
Joe: I picked up Nelson Velazquez in a deep NL only last week in anticipation of him getting more PAs after Tuesday but immediately regretted it. Trayce Thompson, Jake Fraley, Paul DeJong, James Outman, Lane Thomas—any of these guys a legitimate upgrade to you or do I hold Velazquez? I need HR, have a lot of cushion in BA, and position does not matter. Thanks!

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: Of those guys, I like Dejong and then Velazquez

7:53
Devil Ray Jay Johnson: Need SB. Do Red Sox keep playing Duran enough to matter?

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t think so but trades could change everything.

7:53
Jimmy Meatballz: do you expect HOU to go 6 man once McCullers returns? should we be stashing him?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: I think they will go some modified six man. I could see them piggyback some guys to limit their innings for the playoffs.

7:54
Guest: Bohm suckering us all into rostering an empty BA again or is there hope this time?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: Empty unless he’s raised his LA …

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: He might have. His GB% has dropped each month: 48% to 46 to 44 to 37

7:56
Jack: HelpDo you think Rizzo stays in NY after he opts out? Trying to trade for him in an AL only keeper league, but I worry he will opt out and sign in the NL next year.

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: 50/50 shot IMO. Just remember, flags fly forever

7:57
Jack: Do you like Anthony Santander? He walked like crazy the first month, but has tailed off in that department although he is still improved overall.

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s a fine streaming OF option

7:57
John: Happy Sunday Jeff. Is it time do dump pivetta? Suarez Lodolo McCullers and odorizzi all available

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: I cleaned my hands of him a couple weeks ago.

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: I like Lodolo on the list. And RANGER Suarez

7:58
Jimmy Meatballz: Thanks for everything!

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: You are welcome

7:58
Rick: Assuming Drury gets dealt into platoon role, might need to pick up MI.  Please rank ROS: Cronenworth (SD), Wendle (TB), Cruz (PIT), Duran (TX)

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: Wendle, Duran, Crone, Cruz

7:59
Phil: Someone in my league picked up Jake McCarthy immediately after you posted today’s article. Guess I know one of their sources now!

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: lol

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: Now, he was one of the sneakier value adds with Peralta gone. It’s those types of players popping up to be on the search for.

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: Y Hernandez might be back in a full-time role when Soto gets moved

8:00
SP: drop Cobb for McCullers in points?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: No, but I’m really high on Cobb

8:01
Jimmy Meatballz: time to move on from L. Lynn?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: Possibly

8:01
Bubbashucker: In a vacuum who do you have more faith in ros: Blackburn Cueto or Taillon?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: Cueto

8:02
6×6 R/HR/RBI/SB/OBP/SLG: Is Tyler O’Neil for Willy Adames fair in a keeper league?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: Sure

8:02
Lotsa Fairbanks talk: Fairbanks over Gallegos ROS in SV+H league too or is that getting carried away?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: It might be close

8:02
OF: McCarthy over Trayce T by a lot or a little? (5×5/obp) & is JJ Bleday in between those 2?

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: Chris Taylor is scheduled to come off the IL early in the week, so Thompson is probably a drop.  McCarthy, Bleday, Thompson

8:04
Johnny5Alive: Lewin Diaz worth a spec add as a keeper for next year? $5

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: No, he seems to be a below replacement first baseman

8:04
NFBC: You adding Albies anywhere?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: No, there are about 10 players I’d rather stash over Albies

8:05
Guest: Need some infield help in 15 team league. Dejong or Senzel?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: Dejong

8:05
Scott: Is there any hope that Victor Robles gets back to the .250 15-30 potential he had?  Or is this last week of power just a dead cat bounce?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: Ignore the power, he’s a stolen base only play at this point

8:06
Jack: Cal Raleigh or grandal ROS? AL only roto 6×6 (obp and avg)

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: Raleigh for this year

8:06
Rico: if you are solidly in first place in your league in power categories, and don’t necessarily need a catcher, would you place a $100+ bid on Salvi Perez in hopes of winning an overall?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: If you’re first in power, you might not be able to move up in the overall compared to other categories.

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: Where I need speed, I’ve been pivoting to Nick Fortes at catcher

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: You need to know your percentile in each category and where the gains flatten out

8:09
Charles Ford II: Canha and Profar available in my OC. Drop Austin Hays for either?

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Not Canha. I don’t like the playing time situation in NY

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Hays and Profar are similar. Go with the one with the best schedule

8:10
Guest: Everyone’s question(s) this week…. Dustin May or McCullers ROS? Also, which one will be back earlier? Lastly, what the heck are the Astros going to do with their rotation??

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: May. McCullers. No idea

8:10
aok: Would you rather hold Matt Carpenter or Jean Segura on your bench for fantasy playoffs?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: Segura but close

8:10
Mark: Eddie Rosario and Brandon belt just hit my wire, do you see either  making an impact rest of way ?

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: Rosario. He’s now playing every day and hitting. I don’t mind taking a shot on him.

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: As for Belt, he remains in a platoon

8:11
Steve from NYC: 15tm NFBC – would you pick up H Kim and drop E Duran?  In need of SBs.

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: Seems like a lateral move

8:12
Guest: Maikel Garcia of any interest in AL only? If Merrifield gets traded or Witt injury bad, someone to consider no?

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s worth taking a chance on today and you’ll know in a week how things will play out

8:12
Chucky: Keep 10 12 T no contracts. Story was a keeper, but doubt I’ll be hanging on after the end of ’22. He’s just not the same guy outside Coors. Having said that, drop Trevor for Gunnar?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: I would just yet unless you are completely tanking the season

8:13
aok: Is George Kirby going to stay in the Mariners rotation? Worth holding for playoffs if he does?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: I think he’ll throw a few pitches every few days. He might be the first reliever for one of the other starters

8:14
Mike: Needs saves, would you drop Alexis Diaz for Garcia in SD?  Looks like the Reds really don’t want Diaz closing.

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Very lateral. You might need to add both

8:15
Joe: Have to cut bait with Springs or Stroman in 15-teamer points league…who’s the better one to hang onto?  Thanks

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: I have them both graded out high, but I’d cut Stroman

8:15
Lazarus: What do you think Matt Manning’s ceiling is?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: Merrill Kelley

8:16
Straw: Please rank who among the following may get the most saves ROS – recognizing some impacts of trade deadline moves: Bautista (BAL), Clarke (KC), Lange (DET), Knebel (PHI)

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: Lange, Knebel, Bautista, Clarke

8:16
NFBC: Rather play Austin Slater against a bunch of lefties or Franchy Cordero against a bunch of righties?

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: Cordero, it’s a full week for him

8:17
Naquin: So far he has played 2 games with Marte & Canha sitting one each. Canha doesn’t have much of a platoon split. Is Naquin just a pure 4th OF or splitting time with Canha and killing his value?

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: I see it being a huge mess in NY. And it might not be over.

8:18
Jaken’ it: What % on Jake McCarthy in a 12 teamer or ignore?

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: It comes down to needs. His SB might be of interest to some teams.

8:18
Nils: In experts leagues do you find other competitors carry biases about certain players or positions and as such are hard to make trades with based on errrr… man crushes on certain players ..

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: In keeper, for sure. I usually find 4-5 guys who are always willing to trade to make move.

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: That’s going to be it for tonight

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: I need to give my teams a quick look.





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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