Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: Welcome

7:32
Jeff Zimmerman: Here are the FAAB results from the two 15-team Tout Wars mixed leagues.

7:33
Guest: Is Eovaldi a drop at this point. Being skipped next turn. It’s possible he moves to DL on Tuesday. Thanks

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: It comes down to league depth. Even in my 12’s the waiver wire options are sad so I’m holding. Otherwise, move on.

7:35
AO: Better streaming option: German vs OAK, Lynch vs CWS, or Tommy Henry vs CWS?

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: German IMO

7:35
Toddimus Opolis: Struggling with 1B and CI this week.  HR, R and RBIs where I can make up ground.  15 team 5×5.  Can you rank the following on where best to help: Mancini, Paredes, Meneses and Aguilar.  Thank you!

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: Meneses for one more week

7:36
Kyle: Safe to move on from Heaney at this point? Effective when he pitches but Dodgers seem intent on limiting him. Luzardo, Springs, Quintana and Lauer all available in my league

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: With those options, move on

7:36
RAGBRAI: Baty or OCruz ROS?

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: Baty

7:36
Seanold: Hey Jeff, thanks for all your weekend working this season, much appreciated. Where would you rank Dustin May amongst your waiver wire SP?

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: #1. His rostership rate was too high

7:36
Porcho Villa: Best save source ROS: L. Garcia, Wick, J. Hernandez, Finnegan, Fairbanks?

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: Hernandez

7:37
Jake: Rank quijada L Garcia (SD) effross

7:37
Jeff Zimmerman: That’s the order

7:37
Jim: Need power in a big way – H2H OBP league. Has Pujols achieved a Matt Carpenter-like level of rostering despite limited playing time?

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Not this week with only one left on the schedule

7:38
Jake: Ha Seon Kim, Jeremy Pena, or Christian Arroyo?

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Pena, Arroyo, Kim. You can push up the last two if the position flexibility helps

7:39
Rebuilder Rob: Would drop Syndergaard in an AL only keeper league since he cant be kept for Austin Voth?

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, that’s probably all that is on the wire

7:39
Jake: Are you Picking up eduardo escobar or wade miley for their upcoming returns?

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: Nope

7:39
Scott TINSTAAPP: Ready to churn Pratto in 15-team NFBC, desperate for a better CIF sparse as the options might be. Too rash?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: In a 15, that would be tough to do. The options have to be pretty bare

7:40
TrueBlueLA: Is Dustin May worth just about all of whatever FAAB we have left at this point?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: If you need pitching. It sounds like Corbin Carroll will be up around Sept 1st if you need hitting

7:41
Scott TINSTAAPP: Langeliers ROS viability in 2-team C, 15-team NFBC format? Better than Stassi/Narvaez surely?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: Probably but he might tank your AVG. 20 PA so far, 9 K

7:42
Rachel: Hi Jeff, Any word on if Ohtani’s departure was just a stomach flu? Thanks!

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: That is all I’ve read

7:42
Porcho Villa: Bo Bichette has been abysmal for a few weeks. Any signs of hope or do I need a stretch run plan B at SS?

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: If there are options, you might look for another guy.

7:43
Jake: I’ve got Seranthony Dominguez and Kyle Finnegan as my closers in my H2H league. Dominguez just got hurt, and the trade deadline in my league is tomorrow. Should I trade finnegan and tank saves or should I wait for Dominguez to come back in the playoffs? As of right now I’m in the playoffs by a comfortable but not overwhelming margin

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d wait and closers might hit the wire. I’m dropping Hader and Lopez in a league. I don’t need extra closers.

7:44
Jake: Do you trust Martin perez in coors

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t trust anyone is Coors unless I only need Wins

7:44
Need for speed: FAB Priority for SB’s…Kwan, Haggerty, McCarthy, or all 3 and stream?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: McCarthy, Haggerty (if healthy), and Kwan

7:45
Andrew: Any hope for Giolito in a 15-teamer? I can gain some ground with some halfway decent ratios the rest of the way, and he’s killing my WHIP. Crazy to drop with his upcoming schedule?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman:

If Lucas Giolito was available on your Waiver Wire, would you put in a bid to roster him (at BAL, vs AZ this week)?
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7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m not sure what to do. I’m likely to roll with him and go for the Win

7:46
Jake: should I drop Margot for Kerry carpenter or stone Garrett or is Margot def the man

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: I would drop Margot. There are just too many bodies (Ramirez and Siri) and not enough lineup spots

7:47
Mickey: Drop or hold Clay Holmes in 15 teamers?

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: I could see either way. Depends on who to pick up

7:48
Jake: Who is more legit between Glenn otto  and Matt manning

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: Manning and it’s not close according to my rankings

7:48
don: hi

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: yo

7:49
KCbbq: Are either of Victor Reyes or Valezquez worth $1 bid to replace Bolt in a very deep 12 team AL only 5×5 league? Could use SBs. $7 of 100 FAAB left

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t think so

7:49
Cubs: Drop Rowan Wick in 12s with his struggles this weekend or hang tight for now?

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m holding for now but there might be good options available.

7:49
Guest: Been holding Juan Yepez…is he droppable or do you think he gets recalled…soon?

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: Droppable with Nootbaar hitting

7:50
Bart: I dropped Berrios and Merrifield in my AL only league this week. Berrios goes on and has a productive start and Merrifield homers last night. That’s all lol

7:51
Greg: Is Dustin May the savior I’m hoping for? Worth $300+ FAAB in 15 team NFBC?

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: Holy shit, you have $300 left in a league. I only have a couple over three figures.

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: See what it takes to get him and pay up

7:52
Phil: Lars Nootbar or Jake Fraley in a points league?

7:52
Marnell: Thoughts on Stone Garrett ROS?

7:52
KCbbq: Are Stowers or Kerry Carpenter worth a $1 FAAB in 12 team AL only H2H?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: I like four of these guys and would rank them as: Nootbaar, Carpenter, Garrett, Fraley, and ….. Stowers.

7:54
Kallus: Evan Phillips or Duran in a saves + holds league.

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: Phillips … Duran has a large gap between starts.

7:55
Google calendar: Is there criteria you’d use to prepare for H2H playoff? How to find 2+ games hitters in weekly H2H, for example?

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: I just use the Razzball projections

7:55
CP: Is it too early to stash Carol?

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: If you can add him, do it

7:55
Matt: Quijada or Phillips (already own Kimbrell unfortunately)? 15 team NFBC league

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: Q

7:56
Silent Bob: Do you agree with the bidding above of Fraley over Baty?

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: It comes down to positional needs.

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: The 5th OF on some of the teams in a 15-teamer have got to suck

7:57
Jake: Supposedly Detmers velo dropped in last ugly start vs DET.  Drop him in redraft for Taillon?  League counts IP, QS

7:57
Jeff Zimmerman: No

7:57
Matt: Just had a couple of really strong weeks from Jake McCarthy in my active lineup – thanks for the recommendation.

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: You’re welcome. He’s been steady

7:58
Leons Shinbone: Eddie Rosario droppable for any of the first six guys on your weekly pick ups list ? Same goes for Chris Taylor who is having a miserable year

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: Sure on both

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: I might hold Taylor since he’s playing more

7:59
Matt: Would you try to hold Laureano another week if possible in a 15 team NFBC league? Latest update had him taking 15 swings and “feeling good” after

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: I am in one and he’s heading to the wire in another. I could see it but don’t hurt your team too much

7:59
Nico: O. Cruz or Stott ROS?

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: Stott

8:00
Moe Berg’s Camera: Hey Jeff, thanks for the weekly FAAB intel, it’s much appreciated. How would you rank the following pitchers in a 13 team roto (standard categories) down the stretch: Eduardo Rodriguez, Kutter Crawford, Mitch White, Michael Wacha, Roansy Contreras, Jacob Junis, Ryan Pepiot, and JP Sears?

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: Really, is that your entire waiver wire?

8:01
Zam: Kind of wild, but O’Neil Cruz was just dropped in my 16 teamer keep 5. Problem is I only have ONE more pickup left and I’m competing for a money spot (3rd.) Right now I have no bench bats and could use one. Is he an instant pickup for me because of the keeper value (can keep for two more seasons), or should I focus on a hitter with better current value? Other hitters available are kinda weak eg: Fraley, K. carpenter, L. Wade. Thanks!

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: With only one move and in the money, you have to wait until you are taking a zero at a position.

8:02
Marnell: Will Garrett, Carroll and Thomas all be in the starting lineup for the Dbacks come Sept?

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: possibly

8:02
Matt: Who’s the drop between Detmers, Quintana in 10 teamer? And how do you rank Segura, India, and Rengifo ros? Thanks Jeff

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: Detmers is the drop. India, Segura, Rengifo

8:03
Matt: Would you start Logan Webb (@ DET) or Brandon Woodruff (vs CHC) this week in 5×5 where focus is on Ks and WHIP and ERA? Also could keep both active and sit Rasmussen (vs LAA) but he has been amazing lately.

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d start all three. Most likely Woodruff

8:03
Ken: With COL going on extended road trip, would you drop Rodgers for Stott in redraft?

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d hold Rodgers for this week and then drop

8:04
AL: start Voth or Watkins this week? AL only 5×5

8:04
Jeff Zimmerman: In an AL-only, Voth is a start

8:04
Cubs: Any chance Clay Holmes takes the closer job back when he’s activated?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: It depends on how everyone else is pitching. It’s not a guarantee

8:05
Eric: NFBC 12 teams. Any reason to hang on to Ozuna?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m no

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: not

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: One sec … brb

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: Sorry about that

8:08
RIch: With Civale getting moved to a start at SD, is he a drop for 12s for either Peterson or E-Rod?

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes for both

8:08
Nico: Thanks for doing this.  Civale or Stripling this week?

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: Stripling … there is some talk about Civale skipping a start

8:09
Don juan: Seth brown or Oscar Gonzalez in a 12 teamer ROS?

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Oscar Gonzalez

8:09
John: I dropped Merrifield for Rengifo in a 12 teamer. What that the right call? Merrifield no longer seems like a volume option on the blue jays

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: I could see it

8:09
John: Hey Jeff. What do I do with kris Bryant? Dump or hold? Same with Taylor Roger’s? Diaz is available. Thanks again

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: I saw Bryant on the wire in one league and didn’t even bid on him. You can move on

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: You should have dumped Rogers weeks ago. Move on.

8:10
KCbbq: What is the chance that Glasnow closes games if he comes back from the DL this season?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: None

8:10
Guest: Is K. Hayes worth a pickup. Coming off DL next week.

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: If you need steals from your corner spot

8:11
Scott: Can you please rank these available source of SB:  McCarthy, Frazier, Hoerner, thank you Jeff

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: McCarthy, Hoerner, Frazier

8:12
Jip jip jorge: Haggerty didn’t start today (boo) but still got 2 steals (yeah!) Him, Carpenter, or the Yankees call ups in obp league?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s between Haggerty and Carpenter. If you need speed, go with Haggerty, for power it’s Carpenter

8:14
Jip jip jorge: Save hunting in the AL. Poche or Effross?

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Poche for now

8:14
Jason: Hey Jeff thanks for the help this year.  German or Berrios ROS h2h

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: Berrios but German has a nice week

8:15
Chone of the Dead: In the mix for a championship in an 10T H2H pts league. Trying to open up a streaming spot. Lodolo, Steele, Thor, Singer—anybody feel like the obvious drop to you? Thanks Jeff!

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: Check the schedule, but I think it’s Steele

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: at MIL this week (vs Peralta), at TOR next week.

8:16
Dilly dilly: Do you like any of your waiver wire batters more than Dylan Carlson in a 15 team and 5 OF starting each week. Thanks for all your FAAB advise this year

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: Not really

8:16
Kut Kutter: Cut Kutter Crawford for Peterson of Jose Saurez?

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: Yes, but Cutter has a nice two starts in two weeks.

8:17
Porcho Villa: Ok to give up on B. Lowe at this point? Has been awful post IL, banged up with a shoulder issue, and now losing PT vL. Would replace with Edman or Arraez.

8:17
Jeff Zimmerman: Sure with those options

8:17
Speed kills: I need SB help. Should I got with Siri,  Haggerty, or Bubba Thompson

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: Haggerty and not close. Siri is fighting for time with Margot back and Thompson might be on the short side of a platoon with Calhoun of the IL

8:18
Maris: Jose Miranda or Josh Bell ROS (points league). Thanks

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: Miranda but close

8:19
Mike: So what % of FAAB for Carroll? Would you rather stash him or go for Haggerty? Thanks

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: Go for Carroll and 5% should do it, maybe 10%

8:19
Curious: What % of questions do you get a chance to answer?

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: 10%

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: Lots of duplicates to stuff I’ve already answered

8:20
Billy Chapel: Hi Jeff, would you start Kutter Crawford this week against the Blue Jays? As well, Ashcroft, Pepiot and White are on the waiver wires, are they must adds over the remaining 5 weeks or streamers?

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: Go with Ashcraft, better matchups in the next few weeks

8:21
Dubs In 6: My catcher woes continue. Pls help for ROS: Melendez, Trevino, Bart, Contreras (Atl), Kelly, Raleigh. 12 team mixed, 4 traditional cats.

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: Those options are amazing

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: You need to be streaming them

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: Pitcher List has a streaming catcher article

8:22
YoYo: I understand the Jays start being very scary, but Steele just carved up the Brewers today. 9 Ks no runs in 6.

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: Steele is looking good

8:23
scrubby stars: Razzball ROS projections factor into your decision making?  If so, do you become less reliant as season progresses?

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: For the season long sure, but I pay for the weekly ones. Those are gold.

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: Todd Zola has some weekly ones also

8:24
Lars: If both Haggerty and McCarthy are available who’s your choice between the 2?

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: McCarthy for now

8:24
AL: Start Lynch this week vs CWS and SD?

8:24
Jeff Zimmerman: I would not

8:25
Cito: Need to add a starter for next week in a deep points league but options aren’t great. Any of Jose Suarez @ TB, Brubaker v ATL, M Keller v ATL, Spenser Watkins v CHW appeal to you?

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: Suarez. Now, I might go Watkins because he’s inline for a two decent starts the following week.

8:26
Dogboy: Regardless of position, who’s more valuable ROS for AZ? E Rivera or S Garrett?

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: Garrett

8:26
Ben: Any reason I should continue to hold onto JD Martinez?

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: As always, it depends on the replacement

8:27
Don Mattingly: Jake McCarthy is legit — appreciate the lead 3 weeks ago & your continued insight/s, Jeff.  Jason Adam for real?  Is he THE closer?  Looking for clarity, need 2 of Jason Adam, Garret Whitlock, Brandon Hughes & Evan Phillips.

8:27
Jeff Zimmerman: You’re welcome. Adam is a good pitcher but tough to time those Saves. Of those listed, I’d go with Adam and Whitlock for this week.

8:28
Bruce in 2023: Civale or Joe Ryan in a deep mixed roto ?

8:28
Jeff Zimmerman: Ryan

8:28
$11 Worth of Taco Bell: Bid 20% FAAB on sadness or 33% on infinite sadness?

8:28
Jeff Zimmerman: I might even go higher for infinite sadness

8:28
KCbbq: What do you think Glasnow’s ROS impact is if he makes it back in September?

8:29
Jeff Zimmerman: Worthless. Won’t go long and will likely just be a 2 IP bullpen arm

8:29
Royalz: Dunning @ col or Voth vs bal? Don’t care about ratios just need a win. Voth hasn’t been pitching too deep.

8:30
Jeff Zimmerman: Voth is on Bal and faces the CWS and HOU. If you only need Wins, take the guy with two starts

8:30
Maris: What happens when Ozzie comes back for the Braves? Grissom long term stud?

8:30
Jeff Zimmerman: In my last mining the news, there was talk of moving Grissom to left field

8:31
Jeff Zimmerman: And that’s it for tonight. Good luck over the rest of the season.





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 twice, and got his first NFBC Main Event win in 2021. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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Rollie's Mustachemember
1 year ago

Just want to say how valuable your content at FG is, Jeff. The FAAB chats, mining the news, and wire reports are essential reading each week for me. Thanks for all you contribute.