Today’s Roto Riteup is coming to you with the speed of a Brandon Finnegan start. Quick, brief, and disappointing.
On the Agenda:
1. Arizona Diamondback Defense
2. Fun with Small Samples
3. Various News and Notes
4. Streaming Pitcher Options
Arizona Diamondback Defense
— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) April 11, 2017
No fantasy analysis here. Just thought everyone could use a laugh to start their Tuesday.
Fun with Small Samples
Brett Gardner leads MLB in stolen bases with 5 and there are 20 players with at least two steals.
Greg Holland leads MLB in saves with 4.
All this is to say, if you are in first place in your league, that will change. Also, if you are in last place in your league, that will change too. In almost every league, there will be one or two guys that buy into these early standings and decide to buy or sell based on that, feel free to take advantage of it.
Various News and Notes
Joaquin Benoit was named the closer for the Phillies, but if you read yesterday’s masterpiece, then you would have known that would (might) happen.
Blake Treinen was unavailable yesterday due to heavy usage, according to manager Dusty Baker. This is only interesting because in the eighth inning, Shawn Kelley was warming up for the potential save situation opportunity and still pitched the ninth anyhow. While there is no reason to at the moment to believe that Treinen is on shaky ground, Kelley is undoubtedly next in line.
Buster Posey was removed from yesterday’s game after being hit in the head by Taijuan Walker. Supposedly he is ok, but if concussion issues pop up, Nick Hundley becomes interesting in two-catcher leagues.
Joc Pederson has no chill:
— TheFantasyFix.com (@TheFantasyFix) April 11, 2017
Browns will take Joc Pederson 1st overall after Pederson showed he can get in three point stance. pic.twitter.com/ZrtWIoE502
— Pretty Ricky Pitcher (@ThatBigPitch) April 11, 2017
Streaming Pitcher Options
A pitcher for today: Bartolo Colon ($6,600 on DK/25% owned on Yahoo) @MIA
Big Sexy looked good in his debut this season and gets to go to the friendly confines of Marlins park today.
A pitcher for tomorrow: Amir Garrett (17% owned in Yahoo) @PIT
I am a fan of Garrett and was impressed with his debut vs the Cardinals. Now he gets to pitch in PNC Park. Worth the gamble in deep formats and as a contrarian DFS play.
Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.