Roto Riteup: August 11, 2021

How to sneak out of work early:

On the Agenda: 

  1. COVID Issues
  2. Quick Hits
  3. Various News and Notes
  4. Streaming Pitchers


COVID Issues

The Ray placed Ryan Yarbrough on the COVID-19 IL on Tuesday. There is no information on whether he tested positive or was just in contact with someone who did. 

Tyler O’Neill was scratched from the lineup after experiencing symptoms from his second vaccine shot according to manager Mike Shildt. O’Neill should return pretty quickly once the symptoms subside.

Quick Hits

Ramiel Tapia was placed on the IL with a toe sprain. This injury has been troubling him for some time now and it appears the Rockies would prefer him to shut it down for a bit to get healthy. 

Rhys Hoskins was placed on the IL with a groin strain. Hoskins has been dealing with the issue for a few days now and the Phillies had hoped he would avoid the IL, so hopefully he won’t miss more than just the minimum. The move is retroactive to August 7th. 

Josh Harrison left Tuesday’s game with a hand injury after being hit with a pitch. X-rays were negative after the game. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Mark Canha left Tuesday’s game with an eye issue. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Ross Stripling left his start against the Angels on Tuesday due to an oblique strain. He will likely hit the IL and is droppable in most formats. 

Akil Baddoo left Tuesday’s game after colliding with teammate Derek Hill, who also left the game, in the outfield on this play:

Hill is dealing with a rib injury while Baddoo is being evaluated for a concussion and a shoulder injury. Both are considered day-to-day but it would not be surprising if both hit the IL. 


Various News and Notes

Anthony Santander went two-for-four with two home runs in the loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.

Santander has struggled this season, hitting .245/.292/.421 with nine home runs, but he has also been unlucky with a .288 BABIP and a .276 xBA. He has struggled with injuries this season, but since returning from the IL on 7/30, he is hitting .333 with three home runs. If he has been dropped in your league, now is the time to go pick him up.

Steven Brault threw five innings in the loss to the Cardinals, allowing two earned runs on five hits and no walks.

Brault was pretty good in this one, throwing his slider 27% of the time with a 38% CSW and showing very good control. The fact he was able to go five innings is a good sign that he will have some win potential as the Pirates stretch him out. He is worth streaming in good matchups the rest of the way.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today: None

Lots of high risk options, but no one I am super thrilled to use.

High Risk Options: Tyler Anderson vs TEX, Matt Harvey vs DET, Bailey Ober vs CHW, Wil Crowe vs STL. 


Pitcher for Tomorrow: Marco Gonzales vs TEX

Gonzales has been excellent as of late and has a great matchup in a pitcher’s park. 

High Risk Options: Vladimir Gutierrez at ATL, Eli Morgan vs OAK, Matt Manning at BAL. 

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 the 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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2 years ago

I wonder about Manning. Is he an example of a guy who is still having trouble adjusting to the sticky substance policy? Whiffs are way, way down.