Roto Riteup: August 24, 2022

If you had told me this would be a moment that would have mattered before the season, I never would have believed you.


On the Agenda: 

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


Quick Hits
Jonathan Schoop was placed on the IL with an ankle sprain. There is no timetable for his return.

Nathan Eovaldi was placed on the IL with shoulder inflammation. This is not surprising as he has not looked right for a while and has been dealing with reduced velocity. There is no timetable for his return.

Eric Hosmer was placed on the IL with back inflammation. There is no timetable for his return.

Graham Ashcraft was placed on the IL with biceps soreness. This came out of nowhere as he was supposed to start on Wednesday. There is no timetable for his return.

Vinnie Pasquantino was placed on the IL shoulder discomfort. There is no timetable for his return.

Michael Kopech was placed on the IL with a knee strain. Kopech injured himself during his start on Monday. There is no timetable for his return, but the hope is that he will be able to return after a minimum stay.

Byron Buxton was placed on the IL with a hip strain. Buxton has battled injuries all season and throughout his career which limits his upside. It also gives me the opportunity to share this fantastic meme created by Eric Cross:

Walker Buehler underwent a successful Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. We had learned he was having surgery, but we didn’t know the extent of the surgery. He will miss all of 2023 and hope to return to the Dodgers in 2024.

Tommy Pham left Tuesday’s game with back spasms after running into the outfield wall attempting to make a catch. He has already been ruled out for Wednesday’s game. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Eloy Jimenez left Tuesday’s game after being hit on the elbow with a 102 mph pitch.

X-rays were negative after the game, so it appears he avoided serious injury. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Mike Moustakas left Tuesday’s game with a calf injury. Consider him day-to-day for now.


Various News and Notes
Fernando Tatis Jr. announced he will undergo surgery to fix the shoulder that was dislocating during the 2021 season. As far as bad news goes, this one is actually pretty good. While he will miss the remainder of the season for 2022 and some of the beginning of 2023, he should be back healthy once the suspension is over.

Joey Meneses went 2-for-4 with a home run in the loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.

Meneses broke up Robbie Ray’s no-hitter in the top of the seventh, but he didn’t do it alone as I would request a bit of credit for the motivation:

Meneses has been great since being called up to the Majors, hitting .329/.356/.614 with six home runs and just a 16% strikeout rate in 73 plate appearances. He is making great zone contact and has a tiny swinging strike rate. Regression will come at some point for the 30-year-old rookie, but with so little time left in the season, there is no reason to think he can’t be this year’s version of Frank Schwindel.

Tyler O’Neill went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk in the victory over the Cubs.

O’Neill has struggled with injury and performance this year, but he is hitting .314 with two home runs and a stolen base and only six strikeouts in 35 at bats over his last ten games. He is a very streaky player, but it seems as if he is finally getting hot after a season that he has been mostly cold for.

Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today:  Matt Manning vs SF

Manning has been good as of late and the Giants have been pretty bad outside of Coors influenced offensive outputs. 

High Risk Options: Spenser Watkins vs CHW. 


Pitcher for Tomorrow: None

Short slate with few options. 

High Risk Options: Jordan Lyles vs CHW, James Kaprielian vs NYY, Dakota Hudson at CHC. 


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.

Comments are closed.