Sunday Night Waiver Wire & FAAB Chat

7:30

nickoless : Do you think Corbin Martin sticks in the rotation?

7:30

Jeff Zimmerman: If he continues to pitch like he did today.

7:31

marichal: Which NL-only minor leaguer is highest waiver wire priority: Riley, Rodgers, Urias, Gallen, or someone else

7:31

Jeff Zimmerman: Gallen

7:31

BigTuna: What % of FAAB are you spending on Corbin Martin in a 12 tm?

7:32

Jeff Zimmerman: After today, I’m afraid he’s in the 5% to 15% range. There is always a Sunday boost

7:32

Jeff Zimmerman: I’m in near the middle but not too much

7:33

BigTuna: Kendrick or Flores in a 12 tm OPS?

7:33

Jeff Zimmerman: Kendrick but watch the playing time

7:33

BigTuna: Need a Glasnow replacement in 12 tm. How would you rank Pena, Bassit, Miley, Means and Skaggs?

7:34

Jeff Zimmerman: If they are all available, their talent is similar and go with the one with 2 starts

7:34

Donnie: Is now the time to grab Gallen or Mercado? Which one are you higher on?

7:35

Jeff Zimmerman: I’m going to gamble one more week but I like Gallen

7:36

Jeff Zimmerman: Tout Wars bids are in. I’m going to go grab the resutls

7:38

Jeff Zimmerman: Mixed auction results:

7:38

Jeff Zimmerman: CMartin: 154
ChMartin: 148
JMeans: 81
CIrvin: 78
DDuffy: 57
KHiura: 56
MFiers: 55
ACashner: 42
GUrshela: 39
DFletcher: 39
ASanchez: 38
JProfar: 37
WFlores: 37
SCishek: 35
MWilliamson: 33
CTilson: 31
EHernandez: 14
TDArnaud: 6
LLynn: 6
INova: 6
MLeake: 6
NKingham: 5
SBarlow: 5
JBerti: 2
CGonzalez: 2
YAlvarez: 1
SVogt: 1
JKipnis: 1
SCastro: 1
NPivetta: 1
AKnapp: 0

7:40

Jeff Zimmerman: Mixed draft:

7:40

Jeff Zimmerman: CMartin 149
ACabrera 89
FPena 69
DDuffy 53
JMeans 27
JLowrie 25
SCishek 23
JLuplow 21
MWilliamson 21
ChMartin 17
CIrvin 13
JuGuerra 11
ADiaz 9
JPCrawford 8
NWalker 8
MGonzalez 7
JIglesias 6
TDArnaud 0
AAvila 0

7:40

Jeff Zimmerman: 150 looks to be the Martin bid price

7:41

George: Do you think Tilson still starts when E. Jimenez returns?

7:41

Jeff Zimmerman: It really depends on how he’s hitting

7:41

Dave: How much would you bid on the Martin kid from Houston with a 1000 FAAB budget?  He looked great, but heard only 10 swinging strikes.

7:41

Jeff Zimmerman: Looks like the market has him around 150

7:41

BigTuna: Giolito or Gibson as a waiver add?

7:42

Jeff Zimmerman: Gibson for me

7:42

Lemon Man: Thoughts on Griffin Canning?  Is he a hold in 12 tm league?  Other options: R Lopez, C Irvin, Pivetta, D Norris, Z Gallen.

7:42

Jeff Zimmerman: Hold over the option but I like Lopez the most

7:43

Jeff Zimmerman: Drop McHugh for now, nothing there if needing Saves

7:43

Where is Kimbrel?: Desperate for saves.  C Martin, Cischek, Brennan, or Kintzler?

7:43

Jeff Zimmerman: You have them

7:44

Crazy Sammi Meatballs: I went conservative today and was hoping to settle for 2 pts in pitching.  I was craven and sat 3 SP.  As a result, I ended up losing 3.5 to .5 in those categories.  What are your thoughts on going craven and sitting pitchers?  Should you just man up and start what ya got?

7:44

Jeff Zimmerman: There is no right answer but if there is any doubt, I start my guys

7:44

Beast Hoskins: Drop kepler for Aguilar in my utility spot? Bid?

7:45

Jeff Zimmerman: I wouldn’t. It might like a 3% go 5% bid to get Aguilar

7:45

Crazy Sammi Meatballs: My team is horrible and I really should sell for next year.  I’m thinking of throwing out some FAAB on Mountcastle.  What do you feel is a good % of FAAB to spend?

7:45

Jeff Zimmerman: 1%

7:46

Beast Hoskins: What’s the track record of hitters coming back from Tommy john. Wondering if shohei will get it together and if I should pick up the gregorious stash

7:46

Jeff Zimmerman: Not the best. I wrote it up for BHQ, let me see if I can find it.

7:48

Craig in CHI: I just saw the Tout results and Howard Bender is much more excited about the Charlie Tilson era than I. 🙂

7:49

Jeff Zimmerman: He’s in AL and may need steals

7:49

Jeff Zimmerman: And Bender doesn’t mess around with bids

7:49

Craig in CHI: When are you thinking Keston gets the call?

7:50

Jeff Zimmerman: Sounds like no time soon from some people I’ve talked to

7:50

Mark: Is Raimel Tapia a must own?

7:50

Jeff Zimmerman: He’s looking that way in a roto league

7:50

Mike: What % fab for Giolito

7:51

Jeff Zimmerman: On these questions, please add the league size.

7:51

Beast Hoskins: The projection systems don’t seem to like Christian walker much. Are we looking at a platoon coming up? Time to move on?

7:52

Jeff Zimmerman: He’s made some changes to his approach and swing, so the projection may be behind. Just follow his production

7:52

Keith Chicago: I already own Gallen. 12 team 3 year keeper at $2. Drop for Martin or Irvin or even Cishek for saves?

7:53

Jeff Zimmerman: Martin (he’s up on a good team).

7:53

Jpearce: Lucas Giolito, anything to see here for a 12 team mixer

7:53

Jeff Zimmerman: Match up play

7:54

Boba Chett : How long of a pole would you trust Tyler Mahle with? With 10 being the obvious league average value.

7:54

Jeff Zimmerman: Like Giolito, play the matchups

7:54

kevinthecomic: Thanks for chatting, Jeff!  10 team h2h redraft 7×7 (R,HR,RBI,SB,BB,OBP,SLG):  Who is the last guy on my bench: Jorge Soler, Gregory Polanco, Shohei Ohtani (batter)?

7:55

Jeff Zimmerman: Ohtani if the bench, Polanco next

7:55

Ian Happ: When am I coming back to the show?

7:56

Jeff Zimmerman: Figure out to hit fastballs and maybe then you get a chance

7:56

SP Garbage Collector: Dakota Hudson has been fecal matter.  Is this as good as it gets for him and is he droppable in deep 16 team h2h?

7:56

Jeff Zimmerman: Depends on the replacement

7:56

Trigger: Please rank in Al-Only:  Urshela, Tilson, JP Crawford, Luplow.

7:56

Jeff Zimmerman: Tilson, Urshela, Tilson, Crawford, Luplow

7:57

Bob Larkin: Which players in the minors are you stashing if you are inclined to do such things?

7:57

Jeff Zimmerman: I don’t anymore unless some is obvious to be called up

7:57

Hobbs: What role do you think McHugh falls into now?  I am in a roto 6×6 with saves/holds as a category.  Trivino is on the waiver wire and I feel he is a sure thing for several categories but I am afraid McHugh will regain his reliever dominance of last year too.

7:58

Jeff Zimmerman: I think McHugh will be the long guy, just like last year

7:58

Mark: Who do you like better for this week….Duffy, Thornton, or Beede?

7:58

Jeff Zimmerman: Duffy by a mile

7:59

doc: im in a less fluid 6×6 mixed league. drop peralta for means or martin/ means higher floor?

7:59

Jeff Zimmerman: Drop for Martin, Means is a streamer with his home park and team

7:59

KC: Don’t laugh – deep NL only – M.Williamson or H.Ramirez?

8:00

Jeff Zimmerman: Williamson

8:00

Mikey N: Luplow worth an add in AL only? Thinking he sticks in CLE mess of an OF

8:00

Jeff Zimmerman: He’s trying. Might be worth a stash

8:03

CubFan: Need to replace Glasnow. Have Verlander, Happ, German and Chironis as my SPs. 12 team AL only 5×5 H2H using W+QS. Have $27 of $100 of FAAB left. How much would  you throw at Corbin Martin….$5…$7…more?

8:03

Jeff Zimmerman: $5 at most especially if no $0 bids. You need to make moves later in the season.

8:04

Tito: Emergency lineup fill – Rowdy Tellez or Wilmer Flores?

8:04

Jeff Zimmerman: Tellez

8:04

Paradise: How long should I let n Lowe take up a roster spot in al only, 3 man bench?

8:05

Jeff Zimmerman: I’d move on

8:05

Penn: Who gets saves first, Swarzak or Leclerc?

8:05

Jeff Zimmerman: Leclerc, Swarzak might be done

8:05

Bob Larkin: I’m really bummed about Tyler Glasnow.  Is Desclafini going to be any good going forward

8:06

Jeff Zimmerman: Disco seems inconsistent to me but could provide decent value going forward.

8:06

Fillup: Is Jalen Beeks worth putting in the RP spot in hopes of sniping a W as a follower?  The alternative would be a random middle reliever, all the top set-up are taken.

8:07

Jeff Zimmerman: Definately Beeks

8:07

Oliver: Strategy question. In 2 moves max per week, what’s the best way to maximize pickups? One top pickup immediately and wait out the week for performances/top prospects or two right off the bat if the players/needs are there?

8:09

Jeff Zimmerman: There are so many ways to attack this. I’d first track your league and do the opposite. If they are aggressive early, wait for later deals vice verso. Also, I’d not be afraid to job players mid-week to make sure everyone gets rostered.

8:09

Zak Efron: Keep Eflin and ride the hot streak or Woodruff, Happ, Odorizzi, Lyles, or Peacock?

8:10

Jeff Zimmerman: All these guys are matchup plays.

8:10

Brendan: Mazara was dropped in my 12 team league… how much FAAB should I use and do you think he’s finally about to have a breakthrough? Thank you so much

8:11

Jeff Zimmerman: He’s playing part-time, so maybe 3%. He’s not a must start

8:11

Willie Hernandez: Would you rather have Alvarado or Barnes for saves?

8:11

Jeff Zimmerman: Barnes

8:11

Rob Deer: 15 team. Pick 2 out of Tapia, G. Polanco and Chavis. Thanks.

8:12

Jeff Zimmerman: Polanco and Chavis

8:12

Matt: Drop Bassitt and go for Martin?

8:12

Jeff Zimmerman: They are so close, if FAAB involved, I’m not sure it’s worth the cost

8:13

Mikey N: JP Crawford stick around even w Dee back? Keep hearing that he replaces a struggling Beckham. Not sure if TBeck has any options

8:14

Jeff Zimmerman: Beckham is not part of the team’s future. I think Beckham’s gone

8:14

Jack Morris: Can you please rank the following SPs? Desclafani, Giolito, Matz, Weaver, and Martin Perez?

8:15

Jeff Zimmerman: Perez, Weaver, Disco, Giolito, Matz

8:15

Guest: Justin Turner or Tommy La Stella at 3B in a head-to-head points league?

8:15

Jeff Zimmerman: Turner

8:15

Matthew: I’m considering an offer of Ronald Acuna for my Springer/Huira/Glasnow in a 20 team dynasty, where depth is very important.  On one hand, the chance to get Acuna is very tempting; on the other, Springer’s hot start has me considering the possibility that he is Acuna’s equal in the short term.  Thoughts?

8:16

Jeff Zimmerman: I’d not make the trade. Too much to give up for the league’s depth

8:17

LAA UCL Squad: Is Heaney add worthy in a 15 teamer? If so, how much in $1000 FAAB setup?

8:17

Jeff Zimmerman: 2% to 3%

8:17

Mike: 12 team H2H cat: time to move on from Votto?

8:18

Jeff Zimmerman: It’s getting close. The lack of power is the major issue

8:19

Cubby, ya know…the Mouseketeer: Jeff, thanks for your time tonight.  What do you make of Yu Darvish.  The stuff is there as seen by the K #s, but how can he be walking sooooo many?

8:19

Jeff Zimmerman: He took hints from Chatwood

8:19

HappyFunBall: Drop Canning or Loaisiga for Martin?

8:21

Redbull: Is Dwight Smith Jr. legit? Should he be owned in 14 team leagues? What would be your best guess at his year end #’s? Thanks

8:21

Jeff Zimmerman: He seems to be with 15/15 upside

8:21

Matt: Is Buttrey worth hanging on to in 5×5 h2h?  Seems like Robles has a solid grip on the 9th.

8:22

Jeff Zimmerman: Not H2H

8:23

Jeff Zimmerman: Something just came up in my life and I’m going to need to cut the chat short. Sorry.

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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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Thanks as always Jeff!