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On the agenda:
1. Various News and Notes
2. Streaming Pitcher Options
Various News and Notes
It’s Alex Bregman time! Houston is bringing the former second overall pick to the big leagues, and he’ll presumably play all over the place. Bregman is a shortstop by trade, but he’s also gotten some work at third base and in left field, and the ‘Stros aren’t calling him up to sit on the bench. Bregman has hit 20 homers over less than 80 minor league games this year while walking more than he struck out. Bregman should already be owned in your leagues, and while the situation is complicated as is and will only get more so with Yulieski Gurriel entering the equation in the next few weeks.
It’s David Dahl time! The Rockies are giving the outfielder the call to the show, sliding him into the DH slot for the next few days. It’s not entirely clear if Dahl will be up after the series against the Orioles, but with the trade deadline approaching and Carlos Gonzalez possibly heading out the door, Dahl could have a path to playing time for the rest of the year. Dahl has played just over a dozen games in Triple-A, but he’s hitting over .400 with 5 homers. The left-handed hitter was a top-10 pick in 2012, and his blend of speed and strength will be tantalizing for fantasy owners if he can keep the strikeouts in check.
While you will certainly get better information on the subject from the Bullpen Report, Aroldis Chapman appears to be on the move in the next 24 hours, likely to the cubs in exchange for Gleyber Torres. Torres, a shortstop in High-A ball, was a top-50 prospect on most lists coming into 2016, but he’s many years away from making a fantasy impact, whether it be with the Cubs or with the Yankees. The Nationals are also in the running for Chapman’s services.
Ryan Schimpf continues to have an interesting debut season, hitting a homer yesterday to bring his season total to nine despite a tiny 5-foot-9-inch frame. Schimpf also hit 15 homers in 51 Triple-A games this year, but he’s been striking out too often to bring average up to a pleasurable state. Schimpf is now hitting .250 in the bigs with a .368 OBP, but that won’t last forever. Expect an average closer to .230 and an OBP around .330 going forward to go with his super weird power stroke.
Streaming Pitcher Options
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