Roto Riteup: July 20, 2021

A live look at my first day back from vacation:

 

On the Agenda: 

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

 

Quick Hits

Garrett Cooper was placed on the IL with an elbow strain. There is no timetable for his return. 

Jazz Chisholm was placed on the IL with a shoulder bruise. The MRI results did not show any tears, which is good news, but there is no timetable for his return at this point. 

Brandon Crawford was placed on the IL with an oblique strain. The Giants characterized it as a mild strain, but obliques can be tricky, so it would not be surprising if he missed more time then they are expecting. 

Mike Zunino left Monday’s game with a hip issue. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Yandy Diaz left Monday’s game with a neck issue. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Isaac Paredes left Monday’s game with a hip issue. The Tigers stated that the issue is not serious. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Jake Rogers was placed on the IL with a pronator strain. He is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with the injury.

 

Various News and Notes

Gavin Sheets went 1-for-3 with a walk-off home run in the victory over the White Sox on Monday.   

Sheets has played very well filling in for the depleted White Sox, hitting .245 with five home runs. He is sporting a 90% zone contact percentage, a 50% hard hit percentage and a 14% barrel percentage which will hopefully cement some playing time for him even as Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert work their way back.

Brandon Marsh went 3-for-4 including his first Major League hit. Marsh is one of the top prospects in the Angels stacked system and should get plenty of runs now that he is up. He has league average power and above average speed with a decent hit tool, which should make him fantasy viable in most formats for the rest of the season.

Kevin Gausman struggled on Monday, allowing two runs on three innings in a no decision versus the Dodgers. Gausman really struggled with his command and control as well as the inconsistent strike zone. He labored through three innings but easily could have been pulled in the first. He missed time due to some personal family issue with his wife’s pregnancy, so this may have been just a matter of his head not being in the game which is completely understandable. There isn’t any reason to worry as he has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season.

 

Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today: Tyler Anderson

After a rough stretch, Anderson has been better of late and has a nice matchup in Arizona. 

High Risk Options: Dane Dunning at DET, Eric Lauer at KC, Jose Suarez at OAK

 

Pitcher for Tomorrow:  Cal Quantrill

This is a scary play, but there are only two options on Wednesday and I am not rolling with Tyler Alexander. 

High Risk Options: None

 

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 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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Welcome back. Missed this.