Roto Riteup: April 1, 2024

The Brewers are in midseason form.

On the Agenda: 

  1. Closer Chaos
  2. Quick Hits
  3. Various News and Notes
  4. Streaming Pitchers


Closer Chaos

Joel Payamps threw a scoreless inning versus the Mets to get his first save of the season. Payamps was the favorite to get saves with Devin Williams out for at least three months, but Abner Uribe got the opportunities on Friday and Saturday night. Uribe may be the closer generally as he was unavailable after pitching on back-to-back days or this could be a committee. 


Quick Hits

Eloy Jimenez left Sunday’s game with an adductor issue. Consider him day-to-day at this time. 

Wilmer Flores left Sunday’s game with a shoulder issue. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Alek Thomas left Sunday’s game with a hamstring issue. Consider him day-to-day for now. 


Various News and Notes
Reid Detmers threw five innings versus the Orioles, allowing one run on two hits and three walks while striking out seven in the victory on Sunday.

Detmers pitched well in this one, getting a 55% whiff rate on his fastball. However, he threw the fastball a ton and struggled with his command at times. Detmers has been an industry favorite for a long time, but he struggles with his control and he also can be very hittable when he can’t rely on his secondaries.

Brady Singer threw scoreless innings versus the Twins, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out 10 in the victory.

Singer was fantastic on Sunday, getting a 62% whiff rate on his slider. However, Singer is still just a two pitch guy, throwing his slider and sinker 54% and 42% respectively. He revamped his arsenal this offseason, but has not done enough to add a pitch. Until he does, there will be struggles when he loses the feel of one of these two pitches. He is worth rostering, but it won’t always be this good.

Luis Campusano went 3-for-5 with a home run in the victory over the Giants on Sunday.

Campusano has started off the season hot, hitting .391 with a home run and six RBIs in 23 plate appearances with just one strikeout. Campusano is a former top prospect that is finally getting the full time job in San Diego. There is a ton of upside in the bat and he appears to have a stranglehold on the job.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today: Reese Olson at NYM

Olson is coming off of a nice rookie campaign and a decent spring. This is a good matchup in a good park to take advantage of. 

High Risk Options: Max Meyer vs LAA, Tanner Houck at OAK, Chase Silseth at MIA, Joe Boyle vs BOS, Ryne Nelson vs NYY, Emerson Hancock vs CLE. 


Pitcher for Tomorrow: Reynaldo Lopez at CHW

I have never been the biggest fan of Lopez as a starter, but he looked good in spring and has a nice matchup. 

High Risk Options:  Louie Varland at MIL, Andrew Heaney at TB, Javier Assad vs COL, Alec Marsh at BAL. 

For those of you that would like to see how these picks play out, I have a doc I put together to track the stats from my recommended pitchers. It does not include the “High Risk Options.”

Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as other periodic articles. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for, and the owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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