I throw 60 mph. I knew I could be an MLB player.
You think you could hit this pitch? pic.twitter.com/hP5hb3vylP
— MLB (@MLB) April 25, 2018
On the Agenda:
1. The Future is Now
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitchers
The Future is Now
According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves are calling up Ronald Acuna. Acuna is the top prospect in baseball and has drawn amazingly strong comparisons. He struggled to start the year in AAA, but has recently begun to turn things around and the Braves are done playing the service time game. Acuna has a ton of upside, but not every prospect translates right away, so this may be a time to sell or hold, but don’t try to buy.
Various News and Notes
Adrian Beltre left Tuesday’s game with hamstring injury. The Rangers are calling it a strain and he will undergo further testing on Wednesday, but this looks like he will probably hit the DL. The Rangers are dealing with a ton of injuries in the infield and this will likely open up more playing time for guys like Ronald Guzman. Let’s hope any absence isn’t lengthy because baseball is better with Beltre:
Hot Potato! ? pic.twitter.com/zMsM1aIlGV
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) April 25, 2018
Blake Treinen left Tuesday’s game after taking a comebacker off of his leg. After the game, it was reported he suffered a shin bruise, which means he avoided serious injury. Santiago Casilla seems like the short term replacement if he misses a couple of games. Casilla came in and finished off the game after Treinen left.
According to Craig Mish, Wei-Yin Chen will make his season debut this weekend versus the Rockies. Chen has only threw 33 innings in the Majors last year due to injury, but has reportedly looked good in his rehab assignment. He isn’t worth a roster spot in mixed leagues yet, but keep an eye on him.
Ian Kennedy was forced out of Tuesday’s start after being hit in the foot with a line drive. He was later seen in a walking boot and he appears to be doubtful for his next start. Consider him day-to-day at this time.
Eric Thames left Tuesday’s game with a thumb injury. After the game, manager Craig Counsell expressed some concern over the injury. He will undergo further testing, but this sounds like a DL trip at the least.
Streaming Pitchers Options
A pitcher for today: Matt Boyd
Boyd has been fantastic this year and I am willing to bet on it continuing.
A pitcher for tomorrow: None
Love me some Kyle Gibson, but not at NY.
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.