Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Welcome everyone and we will only go 45 minutes tonight.

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Here are the FAAB bids from the two 15-team mixed Tout Wars leagues.

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman:

7:31
Ed: Thanks for the chat, Jeff. Trusting Trevor Rogers once he comes back from rehab?

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: No

7:31
Ryan: hi jeff. thanks for these. r. stripling j. steele or b. garrett ROS?

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: ROS is key here, Stripling, Garrett, Steele

7:32
Guest: NL only, how much of my $47 should I throw at Grissom, where does he play when Albies comes back?

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: There are a ton of NL options this week with Reyes coming over and some rookie callups

7:33
Jeff Zimmerman: I think $30 but I bet Grissom only plays in the minors once Albies is up.

7:33
Johnny Ringo: Hi Jeff finally got my saves!! Thanks for the help!! Drop Morel for Oscar Gonzalez need avg

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, Morel’s playing time has been frustrating to figure out.

7:34
Three Finger Brown: Hi Jeff!  Thank you for your work all season.  ROS points league (1 pt per base), pls rank: Justin Turner, Bohm, Miranda.  I know Turner is a slow starter so I kept him all year and he started to heat up, but then got hurt!  Thanks again!

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Miranda, Bohm, Turner

7:35
Bruce in 2023 🎸: Issue: I’ve got Margot & Dustin May coming back on 8/20. So need to drop two, my SP will probably be Civale. But  which hitter: DeJong, Taylor Ward or India?

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d drop Margot

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: I like the other three more.

7:35
Justin Mason: How you like my Meneses?!

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: One dollar less than you do <finger>

7:36
KCbbq: Would you bid $1 for Baddoo or Cal Stevenson to replace $1 Bolt? I have $8 of FAAB left and would like to rebuy my $14 Jon Gray next week if I drop him tonight. 12 team AL only keeper league.

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: No

7:36
Thomas the Tank: Out of contention in a super competitive OBP keeper league (6 players) so all I can do is watch the wire.  What recent or impending callups might be worth adding for the sole purpose of potentially keeping next year?

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: Watch to see if the Orioles bring up Gunnar Henderson

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: Also, check the competing teams and see if they have any pitchers they might add for bullpen help.

7:38
Jack: Think effross can be the guy in the Bronx?

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Could but I doubt he gets a chance right away

7:38
KCbbq: What % chance do you place on Gunnar Henderson, Jung, Stowers and Langeliers coming up this season?

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Gunnar 20%. The rest at 0%

7:38
Guest: 12 team obp, 6×6 with batter ks. Please rank A Frazier, H Kim, R Urius for MI. Thank you.

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Frazier, Kim, Urias

7:39
Guest: Cobb, Braxton Garret, Kutter Crawford, A. Ashby, choose 2.

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Cobb and Garrett

7:39
Jack: will the orioles sign a big ticket free agent like trea turner and then use their SS depth in the minors to bring in an ace?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: I think they will try to sign starters and possibly sign a real shortstop.

7:40
Steve: Estrada, Renfroe or Mateo as of replacement? Thanks

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: Estrada

7:41
Craig Swan: Yelich is now on the never draft again list.  Is a resurgent Grisham or even Siri worth removing Yelich from my life?

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: Depends if you need the steals.

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: If steals aren’t needed, Grisham is a fine replacement

7:41
Closer choas: Is S.Dominguez the closer in Philly?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: From what I can tell, it’s 50/50 right now

7:42
Brian: Saves only league. ROS Tanner Scott, Alexis Diaz, or Johnathon Hernandez? Thanks!

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: Scott, Hernandez, Diaz

7:42
Jeff: Hi Jeff- preference for Meneses or Bleday for a fifth OF in a 10 team NL-only league?

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: Redraft- Meneses, Keeper-Bleday

7:43
BJC: Just popping in to say that I read your book this offseason, Jeff, and am doing very well so far. Thanks for your help & continued great work!

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: Thanks for reading it. I’ll be diving back in soon.

7:44
NFBC: Noticed McCullers didn’t make your waiver column any interest?

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t. The results are fine, but the velo being down and the lack of control has me worried. He’s a bench and hold

7:44
Guest: Completely out of it in ottoneu 4×4, someone dropped Ian Anderson he worth a claim for next yr?

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: Not for me

7:45
A.: In a league that counts saves and holds (separate categories), Tepera or Swanson. Currently in 1st in saves right in front of the team I’m fighting for 2nd with.  Middle of the pack for holds, but don’t want to lose ground to the team with whom I’m directly competing.

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: Swanson, I like the chances of Seattle being ahead

7:45
Guest: Al only sleeper $1 pickup for SB

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: These unicorns don’t exist

7:46
BJC: Thomas – Pick up Glasnow/Severino injured types

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: Good idea, go for the TJS guys

7:46
dan: Have an opportunity to grab Champan back, I know hes been better of late, can he be of value for ratios of not.  Other option at present is Karinchak what are your thoughts between the two in a Saves league?

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: Chapman would be the easy choice among these two. I wouldn’t count on Chapman for ratios

7:47
Smelly Kelly: Jeff.  Could you rank these NL closers/potential closers ros:  Wick, A. Diaz, Graterol, Crowe?

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: Wick, Diaz, Crowe, Gaterol

7:47
Mick: Thanks, Jeff, what do you think about Drew Smyly as a stopgap until Roansy Contreras comes up.

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s a decent streaming option against the right team.

7:48
Franimal: $99 left how much would you spend on Franmil, need an OF 5×5 NFBC

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: Franmil’s price is more dependent on the team’s needs right now. In one 15-team, I can’t take any AVG hit so he’s off the board. In another where I need all the power I can get, I could see going $50

7:50
Stretch Run: Hi Jeff, for standard 5×5 mixed, drop Vogelbach or J. Walsh? Drop Civale or Kikuchi? Thanks again.

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m fine dropping anyone, it just matter who is the replacement

7:50
Steve in NYC: 15 tm NFBC, in need of saves, Would you pick up Effross or Schreiber?

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: Schreiber but there seems to be several other options even in 15’s

7:51
Eric: Jeff  enjoyed your visit to Dead Pull Hitter podcast.     Whats your thoughts on Barlow?  Lol

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: Nice … and again I will apologize to everyone I confused last year when I thought there was only one Barlow closing.

7:52
Guest: Any reason to hold onto Kluber in a 12-team league? I’m looking at guys like Ashcraft, Civale, Dunning or Manning to replace him.

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: If those are the options, drop Kluber and move on

7:53
Ben: When do you expect Detmers (LAA) and Kirby (SEA) to be shut down or pulled from rotation?

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m not sure on either. I do think Kirby will keep throwing in some capacity as long as the Mariners are in the playoff chase.

7:54
Pablo: You mentioned Chourio in your waiver wire report. He’s gotta be zero percent callup chance, right?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes

7:54
SS Lifeline: SS for 15 tm avg, 5×5 to replace Tim A. Rank Barrero, T Walls, Josh Smith, Lenyn Sosa, K Newman. Priority HR & RBI.

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: Sosa, Walls, Newman, Barreo, Smith

7:55
Carlos in Jacksonville: Thanks for advice – drop Wong or Pena for Hoerner or Rengifo in 12-tm pts. league?

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: Pena, but with those options, you can problem stream the spot

7:55
Dan: Mets having injury problems in the IF. Baty worth stashing (h2h-14 teams)?

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: No

7:56
Craig: AL Only Drop Kikuchi for Sears Swanson Quijada LeClerc Trivino or Effross

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: For the first three listed, not the other three

7:56
Z: Out on Parades?  or is it just a slump

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: Out but more based on the lack of playing time.

7:57
KCbbq: You like Jose Suarez over Kluber RoS? Saw your note on Suarez changing his pitch mix this morning and wondered if he can maintain it against better competition.

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m going to find out. I like the roster-and-bench with him. He could pull a Detmers

7:57
Steve: Please rank ROS:  Pollock, Pham, Bellinger.  OBP/SLG league

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: Pham, Bellinger, Pollock

7:58
A.: Cal Quantrill worth a stream against the tigers this week?

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, yes he is

7:58
Bench help: Can you please rank the following for an OBP roto, dont need any specific category: Alek Thomas, Franmil, Segura, Fraley, CJ Abrams

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: Segura, Thomas, Framil, Abrams, Fraley

7:59
Guest: Sale was dropped worth a stash for next yr?

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes

7:59
Eric: 12 team NFBC..where would, Lux, Siri, J. Pederson, and Adell rank on this weeks waiver report?

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: I just put in bits on over 10 12-teams and Pederson was the only one I put bids on. I removed all those once I saw he was hurt.

8:01
Tyler: Edward Cabrera vs the Pads or Clevinger at Miami?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: Clevinger

8:01
Peter Francis Geraci: I feel like Melendez is getting no love. Obviously he has more value in an OBP league but is he top 10 headed into 2023?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: Easily. He’ll be one I target or just wait until the last round for a fill-in

8:02
Overthinking: How much do you value strength of schedule in H2H ROS? Maybe keeping cubs (morel, suzuki) over hotter bats like Grisham or Oscar is a mistake?

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: I rarely make any calls on a player being hot.

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: There is now a ton of love for Nootbaar since he’s hot. He better be hot, he just had a series in COL.

8:04
The Pain and the Smell: Last lineup spot in 12 team 5×5 roto, and I’m not hurting for any specific category.  Would you play Vaughn Grissom or Vinnie P.?  Thanks!

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: Vinnie, but you should have a service that ranks the next week’s schedule

8:04
Keith Hernandez‘s cat: Too late to pick up 0.015 In WHIP with a top shelf MR from ur list like Swanson or Burke??

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe. Look to see if the people ahead of you are streaming 2-start guys. I think it’s tough to move up but other can quickly move down

8:05
KMR: Do you dare start Pivetta? Two starts, deep points league

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: I might in a couple leagues depending on tonight’s FAAB results

8:06
Porcho Villa: Somehow both Kwan and Vinnie P are on the wire (12 team 5×5 OBP). Both on a tear. Which is the must grab for ROS production?

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: Vinne, but possibly both depending on the options.

8:07
Roy Hobbs: Are you a believer is Jose Suarez?  Drop Pivetta for him in a 12 team points league?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: I might go with Pivetta this week but Suarez might be the better talent.

8:07
Craig Porch: Yelich is killing me. I want to drop him for some FA hotshot. Will I regret it?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: No regrets unless you need steals

8:08
Jake: Even with Tanner Scott’s implosion today would you still use him in saves only leagues?

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s just one blowup, usually takes three

8:08
Fat Tony: Aren’t Andrew Benintendi and Steven Kwan just modern day Marco Scutaros?  No pop, no speed, just singles hitters who score runs.

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Kwan has a little more speed. Oscar Gonzalez is in the same discussion but he’s more the Yandy Diaz. Decent power but into the ground

8:09
Joe: Thanks for the chat. Do you like Steele or J Suarez for pickup in 16 team H2H points for the rest of the way?

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: I’ big on Steele’s changes

8:10
Tammy: Traded for JDM in hopes he’d help with my playoff push. How do you feel about him?  I’m having some regrets.

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m not a fan and stayed away. I don’t like old guys heading down. The end can come fast

8:10
Guest: Any outfielders in  a 12 that might be flying under the radar?

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: No but yes. It seems like after the trade deadline, there are more platoons. That said, some teams are facing a ton of righties (e.g. Mets) so it’s a decent week to stream some

8:12
NFBC: No reason to hold onto Hunter Greene, right?

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: No, I don’t think so

8:12
Gophers: Grissom or CJ Abrams ROS?

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: Thanks close, Abrams

8:13
A.: bench Tyler O’Neil for a Vogelbach?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: I could see it.

8:13
Three Bags: Playoff-contending team in categories league getting desperate at 3B. K.Hayes is so-so, being used against LHP (when healthy). Dozier has been a bum, and I’d like to pick one – moves cap – replacement among E.Rivera, R.Urias, Kim, Solano. Other dart throws are B.Anderson or Arroyo. Thanks!

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: Last question

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: None of those four sticks out above the others. I’d just stream the guy with the best matchup

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: Enjoy your evening and good luck.





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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jonvanderlugtmember
1 month ago

Jeff should call these “Wireside Chat”