Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:30
Jeff Zimmerman: I may have a shorter chat but not sure. Not Tout Wars FAAB since the leagues run the pickups Wed night.

7:31
Jeff Zimmerman: I have to check my smoker and I’ll start answering questions.

7:33
RP Party: Which current closers should we be looking to deal now because they won’t be closers after the trade deadline, and vice versa for current no closers.

7:34
Jeff Zimmerman: Will Smith, Shane Greene, Colome.

7:34
Chris: I have two closer spots and i got kimbrel, diaz, and neris, what should i do?

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: You can stream them in depending on the games that week. Or trade one

7:35
Alan: Would you try and trade Ryu for maybe someone like Grienke giving Ryu’s injury history, Dodgers history of limiting innings and their large lead in the division?

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: If you can get Greinke

7:35
Jeff Zimmerman: Sure

7:35
Sweetie Pie: Evening! WHEN Stroman gets traded, who joins the Jays rotation? Any hot minor leaguer?

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: Not really in the pitching side

7:36
Bryan: Which of these 4 OF’s should I look to move for SP help in an OBP league? Soto, Dahl, Reyes, Stanton

7:36
Jeff Zimmerman: Dahl and Stanton if you can get anything

7:36
Juicy J: 12tm roto redraft.  Will Meyers is losing playing time and I could use help at 3rd.  Should I ride it out and wait till the trade deadline or drop him and pickup Candelario?

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Drop Myers for almost anyone. Keep an eye on Brosseau of the Rays

7:38
Chis: Rank the following in terms of saves ROS:  Pagan, Bummer, Dyson, Workman

7:38
Jeff Zimmerman: Pagan, Bummer, Workman, Dyson

7:38
Futures Game!: Man, I love the futures game. Anyone you have your eye on as significantly overrated or underrated playing tonight?

7:39
Jeff Zimmerman: No. think it’s great for fans, horrible for scouting and evaluating. Just enjoy the game.

7:40
Jake: Two unrelated questions, if you don’t mind: Anything to see with Jesus Aguilar homering twice today? He was froppedAlso, is Heath Hembree worth a pickup?

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: Aguilar is unrosterable in a 10-team since he’s playing half time.

7:40
Jeff Zimmerman: Hembree is not worth it in a 10-teamer

7:41
Rhys the beast: Leaning towards placing $0 bids as I have the least budget left at 98/1000 in a 12 tm league but how would you rank bid on Anibal, Sonny, and dinelson. I like Sonny the most I think but Anibal and dinelson have a nice schedule. If you are looking at end of season rather than next few weeks does it change?

7:41
Jeff Zimmerman: I always just look two weeks with replacement level pitchers. So much can change even in a day.

7:42
Jeff Zimmerman: If they are all available, I like Sonny, Dilenson, and then Sanchez but check the schedule for good matchups.

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: Razzball has a reasonably priced pitcher matchup subscription.

7:43
Nate: Eloy Jimenez or yordan alvarez ros 5×5 h2h

7:43
Jeff Zimmerman: I think it’s Elow. Alvarez has been going to bench too often

7:44
Junior: Is Urias worth a spot in 12 team that counts holds?  I picked him and Stripling up when Hill went down (also for Ryu insurance) but I need to clear up some roster space.

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: Probably not in a 12 teamer but it’s close

7:44
John: Who is the better longterm closer option Eovaldi or Elias?

7:44
Jeff Zimmerman: Elias.

7:45
John: Best NA stash out of Robert, Adell, Manning, D.Garcia, and Folty?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: not enough info here

7:45
Chet: Stripling hasn’t impressed. Drop for S. Gray or Limet in redraft?

7:45
Jeff Zimmerman: Again, check the matchups and stream

7:46
We need a modern Tony gwynn!: 12 tm h2h with a couple injured people coming back. Whats your order to cut. Cut first to cut last. Jose Martinez, Pollack, kingery, Riley, laureano

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: Pollack, JMart, Riley, King, Laur

7:46
IPA man: Cut Ramos for Jansen? Bid?

7:46
Jeff Zimmerman: Probably. Min bid

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: It’s a catcher

7:47
Pursuing the 9th: Any preference from the group of DCastillo, NAnderson, SDyson, RMoronta, Poche, Strickland, BParker for saves speculation?

7:47
Jeff Zimmerman: No … Strickland if gun to head

7:47
IPA man: is eovaldi REALLY the closer? 12tm league roto that has no closers or potential closers available. Only 100/1000 of a faab left. Most teams have a lot more. How heavy do I go?? Might not get him at 100

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: No, maybe $50 if $1 bids, $80 if $0 bids

7:48
IPA man: What are you smoking?

7:48
Jeff Zimmerman: Beef bacon

7:49
Crazy Nate: Can Luzardo make an impact down the stretch or move on in redraft?

7:49
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m moving on until some positive news. Time is getting short

7:49
IPA man: Post a link to the best recipe of something you have ever smoked

7:50
Jeff Zimmerman: I should copy it. I local BBQ shop does classes and I mainly use one from it. I can do some kickass ribs

7:50
Bench Bats: Who do you prefer as a bench bat speculation from this group: GPolanco, Inciarte, Hampson, or KTucker?

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: None

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: Tucker but he could get 0 PA and I’d not be surprised

7:51
IPA man: Gavin Lux or Luis Robert more likely to make a h2h impact this year?

7:51
Jeff Zimmerman: Neither

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: Robert but I doubt any impact

7:52
SP Preference: Who do you prefer for this FAAB run: Cease, BWilson, or BAnderson?

7:52
Jeff Zimmerman: Cease but a good distance

7:52
TheBigHumboski: What are your thoughts on Colin Poche for a saves & holds league?

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: Low down. Good talent but I don’t like the crowded situation.

7:53
Oliver: Newman or Chavis in OBP leagues ROS

7:53
Jeff Zimmerman: Chavis for now. I’m worried about Moreland taking at bats when he returns.

7:54
Guest: Is Foltynewicz worth stashing that he can get back on track in 2H?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: No, he has horrible bone spurs. I’m passing hard.

7:54
Dave: Who’s the better back of rotation choice: Mengden or Quintana (12 team h2h)?

7:54
Jeff Zimmerman: Dog poop

7:55
Jeff Zimmerman: Quintana but I may look into RP arm to use instead, or just stream the matchups.

7:55
Bugs: 12 tm roto w/ QS.  Joe Musgrove a hold?

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: Probably. I’m holding him in a 15 for sure. I start him 70% of the time.

7:56
Tommy: This chat is the mirror opposite of a Dan szymborski chat

7:56
Jeff Zimmerman: Thanks?

7:56
Ipa man: Beef 🥓. Amazing 😍

7:57
John: What’s your take on Corey Seager ROS?

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: I like him now. The three TJS hitters all took about a month to get going. He’s past that month so I’m all in.

7:58
Chixie Dix: Fried worth holding onto or should I drop to pickup Peacock to stash on the IL?

7:58
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t like the chances on either one.

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: I’d go with Peacock until he loses his job to Stroman.

7:59
Jj: Wendle, candelario, or H Ramirez

7:59
Jeff Zimmerman: Cand, Wendle, Ramirez

7:59
zac gallen: Have I done enough to stick in the rotation?

8:00
Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t know. Too many arms. Tough to guess who stays up or who gets send down

8:00
Brew: NL only – had a little excitement over A.Hauser.  What happened?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: His reliever numbers didn’t translate to starting.

8:01
Oliver: If eovaldi isn’t closing, any chance he makes his way back into the rotation?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: No

8:01
Dan: Flip side of closer question: what RPS may take over the ninth in the second half?

8:01
Jeff Zimmerman: Crick, Biangia (sp?), Bummer

8:02
Oliver: Time to start stashing Manaww?

8:02
Oliver: Manaea*

8:02
Jeff Zimmerman: Nope, I just stay away. Just too fantasy prone

8:02
Tommy: Why are fangraphs writers separated between fantasy and not-fantasy roles?

8:03
Jeff Zimmerman: Not sure. Few of the FG writers play fantasy a bunch. Eno was one of the last. And if a RG person want to write on a FG topic, they can easily add a fantasy twist.

8:04
Copperjohn: Have Rangers Kelly in 15 tm mixed league. Have Leclerc as stash/handcuff. Time to give up on idea he regains closer role?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: No but I think other arms are more worth speculating on until trade deadline. Then you can go back to LeClerc

8:05
Oliver: % chance Hendricks can keep the As closer job for the ROS?

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: 50%

8:05
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m not sure Treinen gets it back

8:06
Mike: Hey, Jeff! Thanks for taking the time. I’m hoping not to be asked to watch Big Little Lies tonight, so that I can stay for the whole chat. I’ll keep you posted. – Mike

8:06
Jeff Zimmerman: I want to get back to Stranger Things

8:06
Mark : Which starting pitcher has disappointed you the most in the first half ?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: Sale, he may cost me thousands in my NFBC Main Event

8:07
Lager man: 12 tm roto with an innings limit. I’ve been trying to curate Yu darvish unsuccessfully. Is he a cut?

8:07
Jeff Zimmerman: Bench or cut

8:07
Buc: Feel sad about Cervelli, but – considering the catcher landscape – might Diaz be a little interesting if he really settles in with the full time gig ROS?

8:08
Jeff Zimmerman: Same. I do know one “expert” who is still starting him. Even experts check out.

8:08
GigEmAgs12: Do you see Pagan or Oberg being the closers for their teams second half? If so, either worthy of a pick up?

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: They are both worth owning right now in all Saves leagues

8:09
IPA man: Better chance of a turn around for the second half. Odor or w Myers?

8:09
Jeff Zimmerman: Odor. Struggles are BABIP driven

8:09
Dingo Dan Dan : 5×5 dynasty. Yelich for Domingo santana and snell. Who says no?

8:10
Jeff Zimmerman: Santana and Snell and they don’t even think about it. Horrible trade

8:11
Mark : Where do you think colome ends up ? Will he close ?

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: No idea on where and he won’t close

8:11
Mark : Is Luke Jackson a dead closer walking ?

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: I think so

8:11
Bryan: Who do you like better ROS in an OBP league? Senzel or Carpenter?

8:11
Jeff Zimmerman: Senzel. Carp may be done physically

8:12
Chixie Dix: Thank you for your response on the Yelich for Snell/Santana trade. Too many people in fantasy nowadays don’t know how to offer a decent trade.

8:12
Jeff Zimmerman: No problem

8:12
Mark : Do you think Neris closes rest of the way ?

8:13
Jeff Zimmerman: Maybe. I should see the Phils add pieces like Colome. Neris is decent.

8:13
Go phils: Re decent trade: too many people get upset about what they perceive as a bad value trade. I see so many different value perspectives

8:14
Jeff Zimmerman: That one is not close. It’s basically Snell for Yelich. I think something like Rendon and Snell for Yelich would be closer.

8:15
Mark : When Brody threw the chair, did he really expect Mickey to take out Brody’s prized offseason acquisition ?

8:15
Jeff Zimmerman: I can’t wait for the real story. The Mets have been a joke for a while and only getting worse.

8:16
K: Do you see Urias getting any starts for the dodgers this year? Looks amazing in the pen.

8:16
Jeff Zimmerman: I think they’ll use him as a 2 IP bullpen arm down the stretch. They have to RP depth and he gives them some.

8:17
Psychboy: 8 team AL 5×5…hurting for pitching…Covey or Barria?  Best of what’s out there….happy smoking!

8:18
Jeff Zimmerman: Barria … keep an eye on Mejia for Twins. Back and healthy.

8:18
AT: Is Nate Lowe going to stick in the majors this time? Has homered against both RHP and LHP over the weekend.

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: Who knows. I can’t guess what the Rays will do. I thought be would have stayed up the first time.

8:19
Chris: Would u rather have neris or diaz moving forward?

8:19
Jeff Zimmerman: Both

8:20
Jeff Zimmerman: They both need to be 100% owned in leagues which count Saves. If running away with Saves, trade one.

8:20
Lager man: Hunter Dozier has had a month of bad stats.  What are his second half numbers

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: He’s also been hurt.

8:21
Justin: Deep OF thoughts – Alex Dickerson and Anthony Santander value?

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: Dickerson

8:21
Jeff Zimmerman: BRB

8:23
Quest Love: If J.D Davis gets regular playing time is he must-add in 12 tm?

8:23
Jeff Zimmerman: Yep

8:24
Mark : Is what we are seeing from sonny gray real ?

8:25
Jeff Zimmerman: K/9 up 2 points.

8:25
Bryan: Do you think Goldy gets it turned around the in 2nd half?

8:25
Jeff Zimmerman: No idea.

8:25
K: Whos the better 2b ROS play: Altuve or Moustakas?

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: Altuve if going by projections.

8:26
Jeff Zimmerman: I’m going to call it a night. Talk to everyone next week.

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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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