Oscar Colas for 2023 Fantasy Baseball


*nudges the Fantasy Baseball Purchase/Promote, and it doesn’t transfer* “Oh my God, the Fantasy Baseball Purchase/Promote is lifeless!”
“I’m not lifeless, you fool. I’m hungover. Might you please cease screaming?”
“Woo hoo! The Fantasy Baseball Purchase/Promote is alive!”
“Jesus Christ.”

So, welcome again to a different Fantasy Baseball Purchase/Promote, or as I prefer to name it, “Decide up this participant in your league if he’s accessible as a result of he’s rostered in lower than 50% of leagues, however provided that you’re carrying a participant who’s worse than him” and “Commerce away this participant who’s rostered in additional than 50% of leagues, however provided that you’re getting a good worth.” You possibly can see why I went with Fantasy Baseball Purchase/Promote as a substitute.

Our first fantasy baseball lede purchase is coming to you straight from somewhat space of my mind labeled, “Solely Suppose About Fantastic In This Space.” What, you don’t label components of your mind? Oh, too dangerous. I took a seminar on reminiscence at a Ramada Inn in Parsippany, New Jersey, the place I discovered this. That and don’t chunk right into a donut and put it again on the tray. These are the one two issues I keep in mind from that seminar. So, now it’s time to get right down to enterprise…Crap, are you thirsty? I really feel so parched. Like I simply traveled by way of the desert on camel whereas smoking a pack of Camels. Simply let me get a drink after which we’ll begin up. Inserts seven quarters right into a soda machine, whereas deciding between Jimmy Sprite and this different man. Lastly, I choose Oscar Colas. Then, I hear for the clink of the can down the chute, then take away Colas from the slot. Feeling the heft in my hand and I crack him open to the splendidly nice sound of ahhhhh. Sips somewhat at first, as I’m going over his minor league numbers: 14 homers in Double-A; two homers in Triple-A in solely seven video games with a steal; hit .306 in Double-A and .387 in that week in AAA; reads what Itch has to say, “He hit 23 residence runs in 127 video games throughout three ranges final 12 months, batting above .300 at each cease. Chicago has been powerful on hitters the previous few seasons, however Colas has sufficient thump to threaten 20-plus bombs if he will get the gig early, and I’d prefer to thump Gray with my fist.” Wow, what a soda machine that is! Oscar Colas acquired the job, and I’m all-in on him till we see him truly wrestle someplace, as a result of we’ve not seen that after. I want Colas all over the place and so must you. Keep thirsty, my pals, and keep in mind, Andrew Benintendi is the un-Colas. Anyway, right here’s some extra gamers to Purchase or Promote this week in fantasy baseball:


Logan O’Hoppe – Going to start out calling him Shirley Temple, as a result of I think about for those who went right into a bar in Dublin and ordered a Logan O’Hoppe, a superb non-alcoholic lager, you’d be served a Shirley Temple, as if that’s what you ordered. Catcher is a chief place to take an upside flyer, and, for some purpose, O’Hoppe is being drafted like he has no pedigree, when he’s the explanation why the Angels traded away Brandon Marsh. If you happen to put apart the Angels are dumb and acquired robbed within the Marsh deal, you must have the ability to decide fairly rapidly the Angels need to play O’Hoppe.

Blake Sabol – Giants need to play Sabol within the outfield. That ought to let you know he’s going to be value far more than his present free worth. Any catcher who will get at-bats at any place apart from catcher is extra useful than 75% of catchers.

Miguel Vargas – I’m prolly the low-man on Vargas vs. lots of people. He screams to me a nook man’s Gavin Lux. Suppose meh homers, .270, no actual velocity. Then throw within the rookie studying curve, and I haven’t taken the plunge on Vargas, however this publish is about simply selecting guys up off waivers, and I’d try this with him, i.e., free’s good.

Darick Corridor – After Hoskins went down, Darick Corridor’s hits, Darick Corridor’s hits are on my waiver wire listing.

Wil Myers – Could I Steer you to Spencer’s blurb? *pinkie to mouth* Okay, sufficient being coy, go learn Spencer Steer’s blurb beneath.

Spencer Torkelson – Fantasy baseballers (<–my mother’s time period!) like to get insanely hyped on a prospect, then utterly ignore him the next 12 months if he fails. That’s what’s taking place with Torkelson, and it’s a Rerun.

Michael Massey – NFBC Corridor of Famer, Shawn Childs, began telling me about Massey roughly six weeks in the past, and it took practically six weeks longer for it to sink in, however I’m blissful to announce I’m on board now, and grabbing Massey in all leagues.

Luis Rengifo – We’ve got ourselves somewhat two-person run of gamers who had been hitting properly in Spring Coaching. As I at all times say, Spring Coaching stats imply nothing, they usually do. I’m not going to do a 180 on that. It additionally prices nothing to select up a free man off waivers. I don’t know Rengifo’s taking part in time, however definitely worth the threat.

Thairo Estrada – Yup: Thairo Estrada sleeper. That is a kind of that may be a full no-brainer — my specialty! There’s no approach Thairo Estrada gained’t be value rostering in all leagues, until he will get harm.

Brendan Donovan – For these of you considering I’m overrating Donovan’s spring coaching, I favored him approach again in December once I first began going over gamers, and practically wrote a sleeper for him. He truly makes probably the most sense because the leadoff hitter in Saint Louie, and, after seeing Edman bat ninth within the 2nd half final 12 months, I satisfied myself Donovan was going to get no less than 300 ABs at leadoff this 12 months.

Jordan Walker – Simply gave you my Jordan Walker fantasy. It was a beautiful piece of drooliterature.

Ezequiel Tovar – One other man who acquired a November write-up: Ezequiel Tovar fantasy, and nothing’s actually modified there. I may be too harsh on his taking part in time, however underestimating Bud Black’s intelligence by no means harm anybody.

CJ Abrams – Gave you a CJ Abrams sleeper, and right here’s the factor with sleepers. I wrote them in November, and I both get far more excited a few participant or chill. Women love Cool James Abrams however sadly I’ve chilled on him too. But — once more with some stank — YET! I’d nonetheless seize him for his insane velocity.

Anthony Volpe – Right here’s what I stated the opposite day, “Made the group, and I’ve to confess this can be a surprising one for me. Make clear, November through February Gray is shocked. March Gray began to see the writing on the wall. Right here’s what I stated in my Anthony Volpe fantasy final 12 months, “So, this can be a powerful one to write down, that’s even more durable as I do that in November, when nothing’s been finalized about subsequent 12 months’s rosters. Anthony Volpe might break camp with the Yankees or he could possibly be referred to as up late within the 12 months just like the Oswald/o’s. Yankees desperately must look again at what they did within the mid-90s, and switch the web page on signing all these vets, who kinda suck. Israel Diner-Falafel was a horrible signing on the time and it by no means acquired higher, however that is what the Yankees have achieved for nearly 25 years now. There’s somebody studying this who wasn’t even alive for when the Yankees used to advertise prospects. Me, being 17 years previous, I don’t know any of this. I blew mud off Wikipedia to examine it. That’s proper, I began Razzball once I was 5 years previous. I used to be the Doogie Howser of fantasy baseball ‘perts. I don’t even get the Doogie Howser reference that I simply made. I’m too younger. Was he associated to Dick Howser? Dot dot dot. Who I additionally don’t know — once more –> too younger.” And that’s me quoting me! Volpe has energy and velocity, and completely must be rostered. Actually, I’m a tad much less excited for Volpe than I’m for Walker, and my new high 500 for 2023 fantasy baseball reveals that. My shortstops rankings are up to date too.” And that’s me quoting November and March me!

Spencer Steer –  Somebody from that catastrophe that they name the Reds goes to return out of nowhere and hit 27+ homers, then get traded for a center reliever, and I’d put cash on it being Wil Myers, however Steer’s there too.

Riley Greene – Right here’s a man who I used to be all out on again in December once I wrote up my rankings, however the calendar modified and so did my emotions on Riley. Ooh, Gray’s all in his emotions! Shut up, Random Italicized Voice. Ooh, Gray’s woke! Greene was hitting properly within the spring, and there was a story that he was harm final 12 months, and for the value of selecting up a man off waivers, I’m prepared to chunk on the narrative.

Trevor Larnach – The Larnach Monster Vitality Drink. It’s like Colas with my pop!

James Outman – Yesterday, Outman took one out, man. Tomorrow, he may sit. I believe he’s in a platoon, however Outman might emerge from it.

Jarred Kelenic – I did a price evaluation of selecting up Jarred Kelenic without cost and the way he might grow to be a high 20 outfielder and my evaluation says: He’s free, what do you must lose? May’ve forgot to hold a one someplace there.

Jared Shuster – As I used to be weaning you off of preseason, I added Shuster to the highest 100 starters and high 500. And, as we all know, one who weans is a weiner. Dylan Dodd may be the decision right here, as properly.

Clarke Schmidt – This one feels extra like a Streamonator name in most leagues, as soon as we all know his matchups, however the upside is there, and who is aware of when Rodon returns, and who will get booted from the Yankees’ rotation, when that occurs. My guess is Schmidt the primary one out, as a result of he’s extra useful to the Yankees as a long-man, however somebody may get harm within the rotation earlier than that, i.e., Schmidt occurs.

Kutter Crawford – This can be a Streamonator name. Like the decision it makes to Pep Boys to see if it might probably get lubed by a feminine mechanic.

David Peterson – Take nothing else from this publish, however my timeless love for A Man Da. Peterson. (RIP to my Can’t Purchase Me Love angel.) Additionally, Tylor Megill is value a shot. “Let’s go, Megill!” stated like a personality in Higher Name Saul.

Hunter Brown – Gave you a Hunter Brown fantasy approach again when, and Kirksey gave you a Hunter Brown fantasy only a few weeks in the past, and *an emoji shrugs to its spouse whereas she waits within the automotive as he stands in line at In ‘n Out whereas secretly sneaking fries out of a bag*

Kyle Bradish – There’s an opportunity Bradish is nearly as good as we thought we had been going to get from Grayson Rodriguez. Clearly, not as horny, and GRod sounds cool, and KBrad seems like a young person rolling their eyes.

Trevor Rogers – As a lot of you realize, I’m on TV weekly with Craig Mish, the Marlins beat author. Really had pals who stated they noticed me randomly in a bar in Kansas. Nicely, autographs apart, Mish advised me he’s been impressed by Rogers early on. He doesn’t say that about all Marlins.

A.J. Minter – With Raisel out, Minter is rather like printing cash! Bam! Excessive 5 me! No? You’re proper.

Dany Jimenez – May very well be the A’s nearer. May very well be Could. May very well be Could earlier than we all know.

Dinelson Lamet – As I stated the opposite day in my Tout Wars recap, I grabbed Lamet to again up Bard, as a result of I’m a freakin’ genius. Now let’s hope Bud Black is a genius and goes with Lamet. Crap, there’s no approach Black is a genius. This may be “Prince Albert” Pierce Johnson’s job. Talking of a Pierce Johnson job, this could possibly be Hand’s work too.

Michael Fulmer – Cubs have stated they are going to go along with Fulmer or Brad Boxberger. They’re truly each cheap options, in addition to Brandon Hughes. Possibly they Frankenclose with Hug-Field-Ful. Hmm, that seems like a intercourse doll.

David Robertson – You may Edwin some, however the Mets Edlose Diaz, and KRob doesn’t look within the mirror and simply see a Reagan Supreme Courtroom nominee, he sees a possible high 10 nearer this 12 months.

Alex Lange – Simply the perfect worth for saves that’s on the board. Not solely is he good, however who else would the Tigers flip to if he struggles? Jason Foley? You don’t even know if I made up that identify.

Evan Phillips – Right here’s all the blokes who could possibly be the nearer for the Dodgers this 12 months: Phillips; Brusdar Graterol; Daniel Hudson; Alex Vesia; the Ghost of Larry King; a Dodgers fan who wins a battle royal with Giants followers, and somebody who was once on The Hills. Oh, and that’s not in any order!


Ozzie Albies – So, someday across the second I used to be writing my Michael Harris II overrated publish, I acquired to considering, “Gray, you’re a good-looking satan, and good, little doubt, however I wanna recap one thing to you that you simply’re considering,” and I paused and thought, “I used to be fascinated with considering?” Then, I continued, “Sure, and don’t interrupt once more. So, right here’s what I’m considering you’re considering, however not verbally explaining to the plenty. Okay, once more, I do know what you’re considering and ‘by plenty’ I don’t imply you must go to church and browse your horrible sleeper posts from previous years to the priest in confession, I imply you’re not explicitly saying one thing that’s clear to anybody paying consideration. You don’t like MH2, you don’t like Tildaddy (at his worth, no less than), and also you don’t like Albies. Are you, a Braves hater?” So, that is barely weird, as a result of I just like the Braves rather a lot. I like how they promote gamers, and I’m in love with Strider, Morton, Olson and was on Grissom (that harm), however a few their large names do have me involved. Someday round starting of March, Albies introduced he had offseason shoulder surgical procedure and he was so horrible final 12 months, even when on the sector. Nicely, I’m anxious. I wouldn’t commerce Albies for a 7-foot tall Marshmallow Peep carrying a Shaq jersey, however I’d go to our Fantasy Baseball Commerce Analyzer and discover choices.