Roto Riteup: August 12, 2022

MLB doesn’t do a lot right, but I love this.

On the Agenda: 

  1. Sleeper and the Bust DK Contest
  2. Quick Hits
  3. Various News and Notes
  4. Streaming Pitchers


Sleeper and the Bust DK Contest

On most Tuesday’s and Friday’s and some other days, Paul Sporer and I will be doing a $5 draftkings game for anyone that is interested. Will add a link once available. 


Quick Hits

Yonathan Daza left Thursday’s game with a shoulder injury. 

He reportedly dislocated it and then repopped it back into place himself. He stated he hopes to avoid the IL, but this seems unlikely.

Kyle Schwarber left Thursday’s game with a calf strain. Consider him day-to-day at this time.

Max Fried was placed on the 7-Day Concussion IL. Fried suffered a concussion in his last start. There is no timetable for his return, but he is eligible to return as of August 15th if he can pass protocols.

Jonathan India left Thursday’s game with a leg contusion after being hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Various News and Notes
Nick Madrigal went 3-for-5 with two stolen bases in the victory over the Reds on Thursday.

Madrigal has struggled on the field as well as struggling to stay on the field this season. However, since returning from the IL, he has been hot, hitting .400 over the last week. He has fantastic contact skills with an elite zone contact rate and enough speed to be a difference maker on the base paths if he is given the green light. He could be a sneaky pick up for the rest of the season in deeper leagues.

Edward Cabera threw 5.2 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out six in the victory over the Phillies.

Cabrera flashed his great stuff in the outing, but the Phillies could not lay off his when it was out of the zone. He threw 56/91 pitches for strikes, but induced 11 whiffs and a ton of ground balls to get him through the outing. Cabrera’s wildness will catch up to him in outings, but if he can learn to harness it, he could be a star on the mound.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today:  Jake Odorizzi at MIA

Great matchup in a great park.

High Risk Options:  Domingo German at BOS, Zach Davies at COL. 


Pitcher for Tomorrow:  Graham Ashcraft vs CHC

Ashcraft has pitched well and has a nice matchup

High Risk Options:  Matt Manning at CHW, Dane Dunning vs SEA, Spenser Watkins at TB, Mitch White vs CLE, Adrian Sampson 샘슨 at CIN. 


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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1 year ago

Do the O’s envision Vavra Odor’s replacement or is he more of a super UT and Henderson is the replacement for Odor?

1 year ago
Reply to  CubFan

Isn’t Henderson ticketed for 3rd?

Vavra’s probably a utility guy, but sure. There are universes where he’s a regular starter somewhere in the infield.