Roto Riteup: April 12, 2018

Ninjas start off the game here:

And end the game here:

On the Agenda:
1. Fight, Fight, Fight!!!
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitchers


Fight, Fight, Fight!!!
Nolan Arenado and Luis Perdomo were both ejected from their game on Wednesday after this:

Also on Wednesday, the Yankees and Red Sox reignited their rivalry:


Various News and Notes
Adam Eaton was placed on the 10-Day DL with a bone bruise in his ankle. Eaton had injured the ankle last week, but appeared to be ok and then was scratched from his start on Tuesday. This appears to be a short term issue, but that waits to be seen if it turns out that way.

Manuel Margot was placed on the 10-Day DL with bruised ribs. Margot took a fastball to the ribs, but thankfully none ended up being broken. Franchy Cordero was recalled from AAA to replace him on the roster.

According to Brian McTaggart, Yulieski Gurriel will be activated and return to the starting lineup for the Astros on Friday. Gurriel wasn’t ready to start the year, but the Astros kept him on the roster because he also had to serve a suspension due to offensive gestures made during the World Series. Gurriel will man first base and should be activated in all leagues.

According to manager Davey Martinez, Daniel Murphy is about a week away from playing in rehab games. Murphy had offseason knee surgery and didn’t start even moving laterally until mid-march. Things are apparently moving along nicely for Murphy and he looks to be on track to return sometime in late April or Early May.

Travis D’Arnaud was placed on the DL with a partially torn UCL. This will likely end his season depending on the severity of the injury. This will not take him out as long as it would a pitcher as we have seen plenty of position players come back from UCL tears. Kevin Plawecki will inherit the majority of the playing time for the Mets.

Jordan Zimmerman left Wednesday’s game after being hit in the face with a comebacker.

As scary as that looks, it appears he avoided serious injury and he may actually make his next start. Consider him day-to-day at this time.

David Price left his start Wednesday due to feeling a “sensation” in his pitching hand. I once felt a “sensation” too. It ended up with marriage and children. For Price, it appears to just be much to do about nothing as he said he expects to make his next start. Consider him day-to-day at this time, much like my marriage…

The Angels have recalled Nick Tropeano and is expected to recall Andrew Heaney on Friday. Both are coming off of injuries and will make their first starts of the season. They are replacing JC Ramirez and Matt Shoemaker who both hit the DL recently.

According to Evan Grant, Elvis Andrus will hit the DL after fracturing his elbow when he was hit with a pitch. The severity of the fracture is not yet known, but this will likely be a long DL stint nonetheless.


Streaming Pitchers Options
A pitcher for today: Chris Stratton at SD
Stratton is my boy and has looked good through his first few starts, but needs to go longer into games. SD will not have either Margot or Wil Myers in the lineup.

A pitcher for tomorrow: Andrew Heaney @ KC
Heaney has fared well in his rehab starts and gets a pathetic Royals team in KC.

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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, 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.

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Price’s velo is way down this year. sensation in his hand, could be that he’s losing feeling due to a pinched nerve/blood vessels. to me it all adds up to him possibly having TOS. he’s probably trying to battle through it much like harvey did before he ended up with TOS.

BooBoo Berra
BooBoo Berra

Aside from yesterday’s outing, he’s right in line with where he was in the early part of 2016. 2017 was injury marred so I’m not going to use that as a baseline. It was cold yesterday in Boston (low 40’s) and I know I can’t feel my fingers in the cold either.