Roto Riteup: August 7, 2019

The Orioles season in a nutshell:

 

On the Agenda:
1. Quick Hits
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitching Options

 

Various News and Notes
Anthony Santander went two-for-four with a home run in the loss to the Yankees. Santander has quietly been great this season for the Orioles. He has nine home runs and one stolen base while hitting .302/.348/.502. He is hitting third for the birds and hit power plays well in Camden. He should be owned in all formats at this point.

Dinelson Lamet struck out 12 in a seven scoreless inning outing in the victory the Mariners. Lamet has struggled so far this season in his comeback from Tommy John Surgery, however, he was fantastic versus the Mariners and carried a no-hitter through the sixth inning. Lamet is a two-pitch pitcher which can get him into trouble and he may be better suited for the bullpen at some point, but the Padres have no reason not to give him a shot to see if he can get it to work in the rotation.

Fernando Tatis hit his 20th home run of the season on Tuesday. Tatis has been amazing this season, hitting .322/.383/.592 with 14 stolen bases on top of the 20 bombs. There is regression coming in the average department, but Tatis hits the ball hard and has a ton of speed. He is positioning himself as a potential first-round pick next season and I am on board that bandwagon.

Aristedes Aquino hit a monster home run in the victory over the Angels. Aquino is a former “sleeper” prospect that has struggled to get to the Majors, but now that he is here, he is crushing it, hitting .412/.444/.813 with two home runs in his first 18 plate appearances. He has a ton of pop, but he will probably strike out more than he did in the minors and he isn’t great defensively. However, he is hot out of the gate and he has a role in the Cincinnati outfield, so he is a worthy gamble in deeper formats.

 

Quick Hits
DJ Stewart has been diagnosed with a concussion after getting hit in the head with a fly ball. Feel bad now, don’t you?

According to general manager Rob Antony, the Twins may promote top pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol before the end of the month.

Gleyber Torres left Tuesday’s game with renewed soreness to his core injury from over the weekend. Consider him day-to-day for now, but this sounds like there may be an IL stint on the horizon.

Miguel Rojas left Tuesday’s game with a hamstring injury. He will head back to Miami for further testing.

Lorenzo Cain left Tuesday’s game with a knee injury. After the game, Cain stated he hopes to play on Wednesday, so this sounds like it is not serious.

Ross Stripling was scratched from his rehab start in the minors league with a sore neck.

Brandon Kintzler was placed on the 10-Day IL. Pedro Strop was activated from the IL in the corresponding move.

 

Streaming Pitching Options (Less than 50% owned)
Pitcher for Tomorrow: None

High Risk Options: Ivan Nova vs CHW, Jason Vargas at ARI, Joe Ross at SF

Pitcher for Tomorrow: None

High Risk Options: Danny Duffy at DET, Eric Lauer vs COL

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Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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Danny Duffy was put on the IL, so there’s nothing to risk today with him.