Roto Riteup: July 20, 2015

Sometimes Mondays aren’t so bad, especially here at the Roto Riteup.

On today’s agenda:
1. Fun with arbitrary endpoints
2. Various news and notes
3. Streaming Pitcher Options

Fun with arbitrary endpoints
All stats are for the first half (pre-break) in their respective years.

Matt Holliday, 2015: 218 PA, .303/.417/.421, 3 HR
Matt Holliday, 2014: 400 PA, .265/.373/.389, 6 HR

Cole Hamels, 2015: 116.2 IP, 123 K, 37 BB, 12 HR; 3.63 ERA, 3.40 FIP
Cole Hamels, 2014: 107.1 IP, 106 K, 38 BB, 8 HR; 2.93 ERA, 3.27 FIP

Charlie Blackmon, 2015: 380 PA, .291/.360/.463, 11 HR, 23 SB (7 CS)
Charlie Blackmon, 2014: 384 PA, .305/.349/.479, 14 HR, 18 SB (4 CS)

Brian McCann, 2015: 290 PA, .259/.331/.471, 14 HR
Brian McCann, 2014: 305 PA, .239/.294/.377, 10 HR

Various news and notes
The Mets and the Cardinals played way too many innings yesterday, getting in over two full games for the price of one. The Cardinals get the day off, but the Mets will need Matt Harvey to eat some innings against the division rival Washington Nationals. I’d stay away from the Mets players tomorrow just in case.

Jesse Chavez had been not so great recently, but he dominated the Twins yesterday. His ERA now sits at 3.21 ERA.

Expect Michael Cuddyer to hit the DL in the next couple days. Old Man Cadaver has been struggling his knee soreness, and the Mets can’t stand to have a useless roster spot.

#HugWatch was in full effect in San Diego yesterday, but it turns out Justin Upton left the game with back stiffness and had too much pain to dole out embraces.

Yasmani Grandal took a foul tip off the mask yesterday, but an x-ray revealed no serious injury. Grandal will be sore for a few days, but he could be back behind the dish soon.

Ryan Zimmerman made it through a rehab assignment without issue yesterday, and should be back to the bigs come Wednesday or Thursday.


Streaming Pitcher Options
If you enjoy streaming pitchers, tune into the Roto Riteup for recommendations each and every day.

A pitcher for today: Steven Wright at LAA (Andrew Heaney)
A few teams have the day off, but having some fun with a knuckleballer sounds like a good way to give yourself a rush on a Monday.

A pitcher for tomorrow: Brian Johnson at HOU (Vincent Velasquez)
Johnson could get some flailing swings in his MLB debut.

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