Roto Riteup: August 7, 2016

The Mariners retired Kiefer Sutherland’s number last night, which this Roto Riteup author found weird, but still acceptable.

On the agenda:
1. Fun with arbitrary endpoints
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitcher Options

Fun with arbitrary endpoints

Post-All Star Break
Yasmany Tomas 72 8 0 23.6% 0.348 0.375 0.783
Trea Turner 77 2 8 26.0% 0.311 0.338 0.541
Billy Hamilton 84 0 17 19.0% 0.299 0.357 0.325
Erick Aybar 66 0 1 4.5% 0.333 0.409 0.404
Jurickson Profar 62 1 0 21.0% 0.189 0.295 0.283
Michael Saunders 71 3 1 35.2% 0.155 0.296 0.362
Brandon Belt 79 2 0 29.1% 0.190 0.342 0.286
All stats through 8/5 | @zvsanders

Various News and Notes
Apparently Rich Hill has the world’s worst blister, as he’s still not ready to return to the mound and make his Dodgers debut. Hill was scheduled to start today, but the blister’s still bothering him enough that L.A. is postponing his appearance.

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning last night, and X-rays revealed that he broke a bone in his hand. The 24-year-old has had a breakout this season, hitting .286 with 18 homers, but now he’ll need to sit on the DL for about a month. Veteran corner infielder Casey McGehee is expected to take over at third base for Detroit — or at the very least play a good deal — but fantasy owners can ignore him unless desperate.
A wild Zack Wheeler appears! Wheeler threw his first rehab inning yesterday, walking one before a rain delay shortened his day. Wheeler should go about three innings his next time out, and could be back in New York when rosters expand in September.

Ketel Marte is on pace to return to the Mariners on Tuesday or Wednesday after a long bout with cooties. Marte hasn’t been a disaster in standard leagues this year, hitting .273 with eight steals over 300 plate appearances, but as an MLB player he’s been a disappointment. If the Mariners were comfortable with their other options, Marte would be enjoying some more time in Triple-A post rehab assignment, but that feels unlikely.

Streaming Pitcher Options
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A pitcher for today: Matt Andriese vs MIN (Kyle Gibson)
Picked on the Rays yesterday, and now it’s time to pick on the Twins.

A pitcher for tomorrow: Rob Whalen at MIL (Zach Davies)
Whalen wasn’t great in his first big league start, but it’s a limited slate on Monday and the Brewers are ripe for feasting upon. If Davies happens to be available or cheap enough, he’s certainly preferred.

Zach is the creator and co-author of RotoGraphs' Roto Riteup series, and RotoGraphs' second-longest tenured writer. You can follow him on twitter.

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