Roto Riteup: April 30, 2019

This kid might be good:


On the Agenda:
1.The Sleeper and the Bust DFS Contest
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitching Options


The Sleeper and the Bust DFS Contest
Due to popular demand, we have increased the number of participants for the weekly DFS contest for the Sleeper and the Bust to 150 people. Every Tuesday, we run this contest and give a shout out to the winner on the next episode of The Sleeper and the Bust and on the Wednesday Roto Riteup! Sign up here:


Various News and Notes
The Tampa Bay Rays promoted Nate Lowe to the Major Leagues on Monday and he went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk. Lowe is one of the Rays top hitting prospects and he is expected to hit for power and decent average. Right now he is expected to at least man the strong side of the platoon in Tampa and he is an all formats pickup. If you are confused about the pronunciation between his name and his teammate Brandon Lowe, than please watch this short video:

A.J. Pollock was not in the lineup on Monday because of an infection in his elbow. He is expected to hit the IL. There is no timetable for his return. In his absence, Alex Verdugo will likely move into a full time role for the Dodgers. Verdugo is hitting .333/.353/.636 and four home runs in just 68 plate appearances. He is worth a pick up in all format in case Pollock is out an extended period of time.

Ender Inciarte left Monday’s game against the Padres with a hamstring issue. It is being characterized as tightness by the Braves and he is considered day-to-day at this time. If Inciarte is unable to play, Matt Joyce and Johan Camargo would likely get more time.

Derek Holland was placed on the 10-day IL with a finger issue. Apparently, Holland has been dealing with the injury all season and could be part of the reason for his struggles this season after last year’s breakout. Tyler Beede is expected to take Holland’s spot in the rotation. Beede has thrown 22.2 innings at AAA with a 1.99 ERA and a 37.4% strikeout rate. He will make his season debut in Cincinnati on Friday and could be worth streaming in spite of the poor park factors.

This kid might be good:

Casey Mize threw a no-hitter in AA yesterday. Not only that, he did it with just 98 pitches, only allowing two baserunners on a walk and a HBP. He was pitching against the Pirates AA team, which is not a loaded lineup, but this is a still an amazing feat. Mize was the first overall pick in last year’s draft and was always considered a polished product, but he may be on pace for a September call up the way he is pitching so far this season. He sports two plus pitches with two above average offerings and good command. He has the ceiling of a fantasy ace.


Streaming Pitching Options (Less than 50% owned)
Pitcher for Today: Drew Pomeranz vs LAD
Pomeranz has been pretty good over his last three starts and gets a Dodgers lineup that is worse versus lefties than righties.

High Risk Options: Griffin Canning vs TOR
Canning is a top prospect getting his Major League debut versus a less than stellar Toronto lineup.

Pitcher for Tomorrow: Anthony DeSclafani at NYM
DeSclafani has been been great lately and is in a much more friendly environment than his home park.

High Risk Options: Merrill Kelly vs NYY
Do the Yankees even have hitters left?

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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I think I might be able to help with the whole Lowe-Lowe dilemma

baltic wolf
baltic wolf

I do too. Just tell both of them their father played the field (not baseball) and that they’re related and have to agree on the pronunciation of their last names by flipping a coin.
Just don’t do any genealogy related to the name…the family tree would probably be like a redwood. 🙂