Roto Riteup: August 15, 2022

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On the Agenda: 

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


Quick Hits

Nick Senzel left Sunday’s game with hamstring tightness. He is expected to miss Monday, but it is a precautionary move. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Ramon Laureano left Sunday’s game with side soreness. Laureano had fallen while trying to make a play in the outfield in the first inning, but the injury apparently happened later in the game during an at bat. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Luis Guillorme left Sunday’s game with groin tightness. Consider him day-to-day at this time. 

Luis Garcia is expected to be placed on the IL with a sore groin. There is no timetable for his return. 


Various News and Notes

Drew Rasmussen threw 8.1 innings versus the Orioles, allowing one run on one hit and no walks while striking out seven in the victory. 

Rasmussen entered the ninth inning with a perfect game, but it was broken up by Jorge Mateo with a double to lead off the inning. He has been fantastic this season, but the Rays have limited him in games at times in order to keep his inning total down in hopes that he will be available for the postseason. While this was a fantastic start, I don’t think that fact will change which limits his upside.

Bryce Elder threw seven innings versus the Marlins, allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out 10.

Elder was great, especially with the slider which had a 33% CSW. Elder got away with some mistakes, but did enough against a bad MArlins lineup to post a pretty great line. He was optioned back to AAA, but he should be back at some point down the stretch as the Braves look for ways to limit other pitcher’s workloads.

According to multiple reports, C.J. Abrams is expected to be recalled by the Nationals. Abrams was one of the centerpieces to the Soto trade, so he has big shoes to fill. In limited time this year with the Padres, he struggled, hitting .232/.285/.320. However, he has dominated AAA this season and he is just 21-years-old. There is a ton of upside, so he is a must pick up in most formats moving forward.
Brady Singer threw six scoreless innings versus the Dodgers, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out seven.

Singer was filthy once again, with both his slider and sinker registering great whiff rates. Singer has made it work mostly as a two-pitch guy. He has not had a start where he has gone less than six innings since the beginning of July and only once has he allowed four runs in any of those outings. Singer is starting to take the next step in the development and if he could throw the changeup a bit more, he could really take off.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today:  James Kaprielian at TEX

Kaprielian has pitched well lately and has a nice matchup. 

High Risk Options:  Madison Bumgarner at SF, Aaron Civale at DET, Glenn Otto vs OAK, Kyle Bradish at TOR. 


Pitcher for Tomorrow:  Jose Suarez vs SEA

This feels risky, but Suarez has been great as of late. 

High Risk Options:  Justin Steele at WAS, Edward Cabrera vs SD, Zack Greinke at MIN, Mitch Keller vs BOS, JP Sears at TEX, Ryan Pepiot at 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 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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alan fogelmember
3 months ago

who knew that rays pitchers throw more than 3 innings!