Roto Riteup: April 22, 2024

Me trying to get all my FAAB done before the deadline:


On the Agenda: 

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


Closer Chaos

Joel Payamps worked a clean ninth inning for the save in the Brewers win over the Cardinals on Sunday. Abner Uribe has clearly lost the closer role in Milwaukee and Payamps has been the next man up. Trevor Megill may factor in as well, but right now it looks like Payamps job to lose. 


Quick Hits

Triston Casas was placed on the IL with a rib strain. There is no timetable for his return but typically injuries like this take about 4-to-6 weeks to recover from. 

Victor Scott II was optioned to AAA on Sunday. Scott was a fast riser in drafts towards the end of spring training, but struggled in the Majors. He will get a little more seasoning in the minors and should be back in the Majors once he figures things out. 

Cristian Javier was placed on the IL with neck soreness. Javier was supposed to start on Sunday but was a late scratch. This doesn’t sound overly serious, but something to keep an eye on for a more concrete timetable. 

Anthony Rendon was placed on the IL with a hamstring strain. There is no timetable for his return. 

DL Hall was placed on the IL with a knee strain. There is no timetable for his return. 

Blaze Alexander left Sunday’s game with a hamstring cramp. This doesn’t sound serious. Consider him day-to-day at this time. 

Luis Urías left Sunday’s game after being hit with a pitch on the wrist. The Mariners are calling it a wrist contusion. Consider him day-to-day for now. 


Various News and Notes

Casey Mize threw six scoreless innings versus the Twins, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out four in the victory on Sunday.

Mize looked great in his first victory since returning from Tommy John surgery this season. Mize doesn’t rack up the strikeouts as he relies on weak contact, but he has been great this season and is useful even in shallower leagues.

Mitchell Parker threw seven scoreless innings versus the Astros, allowing three hits and no walks while striking out eight in the victory on Sunday.

Parker was really good in the outing, getting a 50% CSW on his slider and a 54% whiff rate on his splitter. Parker is not a major prospect, but outing like this could keep him in the National’s rotation for a while

Andy Pages went 2-for-4 with a home run in the victory over the Mets on Sunday.

Pages was called up last week and has played in every game since his arrival. Pages doesn’t necessarily have a carrying tool in fantasy, but if he can play every day in the Dodgers lineup, he could have a lot of value. He is worth gambling on in deeper leagues and even a few shallow leagues.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today:  Albert Suarez at LAA

Suarez looked good in his first start and I am not super worried about the Angels lineup. 

High Risk Options: Chris Paddack vs CHW, Ryan Weathers at ATL, Keaton Winn vs NYM, JP Sears at NYY, Joe Ross at PIT, Jonathan Cannon at MIN. 


Pitcher for Tomorrow: Steven Matz vs ARI

Arizona is not a great matchup, but Matz has pitched well and I am willing to roll with him. 

High Risk Options: Griffin Canning vs BAL, Erick Fedde 페디 at MIN, Trevor Rogers at ATL, Ben Brown vs HOU, Wade Miley at PIT, Ryan Feltner vs SD, Bailey Falter vs MIL. 

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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1 month ago

Who is Albert Suarez on LAA?