Roto Riteup: July 3, 2019 by Mike Werner July 3, 2019 The U.S.A. Women’s Soccer team has nothing on this…. Y’all wanna see a nutmeg K? pic.twitter.com/KLtP8YTnni — Cut4 (@Cut4) July 3, 2019 On the Agenda: 1. International Signing Day 2. Quick Hits 3. Streaming Pitchers International Signing Day Yesterday was July 2, meaning we had a new batch of International signees to look at. Here are the top-30 according to MLB Pipeline. It's July 2! The international signings are underway.🇩🇴🇻🇪🇵🇦🇨🇺 Keep up to date with all of today's deals here: https://t.co/VkyT1PafgI — Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) July 2, 2019 Wander Franco, George Valera, and Ronny Mauricio are just a few of the names that were signed from the international ranks in 2017, and Marco Luciano – who was signed by the Giants last year – is raking right now in the Arizona League. There is a tremendous amount of talent coming out of this every year – and with fantasy leagues/owners implementing prospects into their platforms, it’s best to get to know these players. The #Yankees have agreed to a deal for approximately $5 million with No. 1-ranked international prospect Jasson Dominguez and a $1.2 million deal with No. 18 Jhon Diaz, both 16-year-old outfielders from the Dominican Republic. More from @JesseSanchezMLB: https://t.co/2Vnbff1FYZ pic.twitter.com/HZktdUtOI3 — MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 2, 2019 The #Athletics have agreed to a deal for approximately $5 million with 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Robert Puason, ranked No. 2 on our Top 30 International Prospects list. More from @JesseSanchezMLB: https://t.co/vsWWLmyvoo pic.twitter.com/KCRkbak7oC — MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 2, 2019 #Rangers have agreed to deals with 2 of this year's Top 30 International prospects:No. 3 Bayron Lora ($4.2 million)No. 17 Maximo AcostaMore from @JesseSanchezMLB: https://t.co/AxzO7QIiAQ pic.twitter.com/lbTLkp18bI — MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 2, 2019 4 years to the day after signing now-#Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr., the #WhiteSox are expected to sign Tatis' brother Elijah as part of their 2019-20 international class later today. More from @JesseSanchezMLB: https://t.co/OpCu4WK07h pic.twitter.com/W053OJFhVg — MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 2, 2019 Quick Hits Patrick Corbin allowed one earned run over seven innings with at least seven strikeouts for the third-straight start against the Marlins yesterday, but for him, the day was about more than just pitching a good game. Patrick Corbin writes 45 on the mound to pay tribute to his best friend Tyler Skaggs. pic.twitter.com/tUVbZRb3mK — Cut4 (@Cut4) July 2, 2019 Patrick Corbin emotional after throwing a great game (1 ER over 7 IP with 7 Ks) while wearing his friend Tyler Skaggs' jersey number 45 (via @masnNationals)pic.twitter.com/uvcyvl0gvs — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 3, 2019 Back in Texas, the Rangers and Angels took a moment of silence for Tyler Skaggs. There was also a very emotional and crushing press conference afterwards that I had difficulty watching. A moment of silence for #45 pic.twitter.com/l4sMkl0m9I — FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) July 3, 2019 For Tyler. pic.twitter.com/weGNH34Uhk — Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 3, 2019 "We know we got an Angel watching over us now" pic.twitter.com/6daLdTTNMS — FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) July 3, 2019 Rafael Devers went 4-for-6 with a pair of two-run home runs, six RBI, and two runs scored in the Red Sox win against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Please enjoy this video of Raffy absolutely PUNISHING a baseball. pic.twitter.com/6QrqfhYH1C — Red Sox (@RedSox) July 2, 2019 *DJ Khaled voice* ANOTHER ONE! pic.twitter.com/JytJiQ5AQV — Red Sox (@RedSox) July 3, 2019 Devers is currently third at his position on the ESPN Player rater and is hitting .329/.378/.548 with 14 HR, 64 runs, and 56 RBI while going 8-for-13 on the base paths. He’s absolutely creaming the baseball and it looks like this will be the breakout campaign that many have wanted for a while now. Danny Jansen went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs, and two RBI. I tweeted this out during the game: Danny Jansen has a hit in six of his last seven with three home runs in that time. He's improved his K% each month (16% in June) and is continuing to hit the ball hard, as well as in the air. I think he can be a nice little catcher pick-up for the second half. — Mike Werner (@MikeWernerFWFB) July 3, 2019 Speaking of Blue Jays, Cavan Biggio notched another two hits and is the 11th ranked hitter over the last two weeks on the ESPN Player Rater. We also saw Vladito put on a little display for us during batting practice…. Vlad Jr. practicing for the HR Derby. SHEESH. (Via @baseballexis)pic.twitter.com/uD3ax1Hn7o — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 2, 2019 Zac Gallen surrendered a two-run home run to Juan Soto over two innings pitched (two strikeouts), but was unable to resume the outing after a rain delay. Kyle Hendricks yielded two earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts and one walk over three innings pitched in his return from the IL. Joe Musgrove was lifted after three innings pitched (no runs allowed, four strikeouts, no walks) due to a rain delay. He’s only allowed in his last 16 IP (three starts). Adam Frazier went 4-for-4 with a three-run home run and three runs scored. In two games against the Cubs he’s gone 9-for-10 with five extra-base hits, six runs scored, and five RBI. Scooter Gennett continued his sluggish start since returning from the IL, going 0-for-5 with a strikeout. Yasiel Puig blasted his 18th home run of the season and has hits in 9 of-his-last 11 starts. He also helped win the game against the Brewers yesterday by being his aggressive self. Wild Horses, man. You can't tame 'em. 🐎#BornToBaseball pic.twitter.com/jvPAHZ0pJd — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 3, 2019 Eugenio Suarez delivered three-straight multi-hit games heading into yesterday, and then proceeded to blast his fourth home run in three games. Lorenzo Cain is scoring runs and has 10 stolen bases this season, but his xBA, xWOBA, xSLG, and Exit Velo are all career lows. He homered on Monday, but had a horrid June (.233 BA, 0 HR), and only had one month last season where he hit less than .274. He’s accomplished that in April, May, and June this year. Greg Holland blew his third save chance of the season after walking four-straight hitters against the Dodgers yesterday. T.J. McFarland followed and walked in the winning run. Dodgers trail 4-3 in the 9th, and here's how they win: Rios ground out. One out.Barnes fly out. Two outs. Taylor walk.Martin walk.Verdugo walk.Beaty walk.Bellinger walk. 5-4 game over. Unbelievable. I mean, just unbelievable. — Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) July 3, 2019 ANOTHER #WALKOFF? IT NEVER GETS OLD. pic.twitter.com/HBfDQE6vZa — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 3, 2019 Ross Stripling went 81 pitches – 4.2 IP – allowing four earned runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and two walks against the Diamondbacks. Matt Olson hit his fifth home run in his last seven games, and now has 17 on the season. There are zero (0) players in @MLB with more home runs than @mattolson21 since May 12 (17) #RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/wxisuO5RIB — Oakland A's (@Athletics) July 3, 2019 Jake Odorizzi allowed five earned runs over three innings pitched with two strikeouts and three walks. Jake Odorizzi left today's game with a right middle finger blister. #MNTwins — Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) July 3, 2019 He’s now allowed four earned runs or more in three of his last four starts. On the day the Yankees sent Luke Voit to the IL, their 31-game home run streak came to an end. The Yankees went homerless vs. the Mets tonight, which ends their 31-game HR streak – the longest in MLB history. pic.twitter.com/NaFfE5Ovgj — MLB Stats (@MLBStats) July 3, 2019 Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI in his return from the IL. James Wagner of the New York Times reported that Domingo German will return from the IL to start today against the Mets. Yulieski Gurriel went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI against the Rockies. Trading blows! Back on top in the 2nd. #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/YqgquVYsZJ — Houston Astros (@astros) July 3, 2019 Jose Urquidy went 3.2 IP (81 pitches), allowing two earned runs with four strikeouts and one walk. Jose Urquidy, the #Astros' No. 29 prospect, picked up his first #MLB strikeout as he got Trevor Story swinging. pic.twitter.com/GVuI5KISSd — MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 3, 2019 He has some decent stuff – sat 94 mph with the fastball – and has some usable secondary offerings that resulted in a 9% SwStr and a 19% called strike%. Trevor Story went 2-for-5 with a run in his return to the Rockies lineup. Garrett Hampson was relegated to the bench despite a nice recent stretch. Jose Altuve swiped his first base since April 2, and only his seventh since June of last year. Ian Desmond and David Dahl both had strong June’s, and began July going 3-for-5. Brandon Lowe went 3-for-3 and hit his 16th home run against the Orioles yesterday; unfortunately, he was forced to leave the game with what’s being called a “lower leg contusion” after fouling a ball off his right shin area. X-Rays were negative and he’s currently day-to-day. .@RaysBaseball 2B Brandon Lowe on exiting the game with a right-leg contusion after his 3-hit night.#RaysUp #MLB pic.twitter.com/rS9cBZ2QfD — FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) July 3, 2019 Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star reported that Hunter Pence has been removed from his rehab assignment due to aggravating his groin injury, but that an MRI showed no new injury. Edwin Rios started at third base for the injured Justin Turner, but he should be back any day. As for the rest of the Dodger injuries, we received an update there too. Injury news: After being hit by a pitch Sunday, Justin Turner had X-rays on his wrist and elbow. They were negative. This weekend, the Dodgers plan to activate Dave Freese and send A.J. Pollock on rehab assignment. Corey Seager may not require a rehab assignment. — Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) July 2, 2019 All three should be back after the All-Star break. The thriving All-Star Tommy La Stella was in serious pain after fouling a ball off his shin against the Rangers. Tommy La Stella was removed from tonight’s game with a right shin contusion. He will undergo a CT scan and clinical evaluation tomorrow. Brian Goodwin was removed from tonight’s game with a right wrist contusion. He will undergo a CT scan and clinical evaluation tomorrow. — Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 3, 2019 Matt Carpenter has been placed on the 10-day IL. Matt Carpenter has been so ill with a stomach bug, he said he spent 40 hours in bed and wound up tweaking his back. With just six games left until the ASG, the team decided to put him on the IL. Expects to return July 12. — Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) July 3, 2019 Yairo Munoz started in his place and hit a two-run home run out of the lead-off spot. Aaron Nola was masterful against the Braves and has now allowed only one run over his last 23 IP – three starts. James Paxton rebounded against the Mets, and Zack Wheeler is really starting to turn things on after another strong start against a strong offense for the third time in a row (at CHC, at PHI, vs NYY). Elvis Andrus pushed himself into the top-3 in stolen bases (19) after swiping three against the Angels. Joey Wendle grabbed his third steal in the last two games. Jose Martinez, Evan Longoria, and Jason Castro all joined Rafael Devers and Yulieski Gurriel with two home run games. Christian Yelich and Franmil Reyes both hit their 31st and 25th home runs respectively. .@ChristianYelich is the first NL player with at least 31 HR before the #AllStar break since @PujolsFive in 2009. Albert won his 2nd straight #MVP that season. 👀 pic.twitter.com/hqD5W03xuN — MLB Stats (@MLBStats) July 3, 2019 Oppo never looked so easy.#FriarFaithful pic.twitter.com/gOlxKSeDBH — San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 3, 2019 Streaming Pitchers (Less than 50% Owned) Pitcher for Today: Dylan Cease vs DET One of the top prospects in baseball making his MLB debut versus a bad Tigers team. High Risk Options: Felix Pena at TEX Pitcher for Tomorrow: Anibal Sanchez vs MIA Sanchez has allowed 2 ER or less in six-of-seven, and he was serviceable against MIA on April 19th. High-Risk Options: Brendan McKay vs NYY, Ivan Nova vs DET, Jordan Lyles vs CHC All three carry a considerable amount of risk and limited upside, but could be worth deploying if you’re in need. Mostly deeper-league worthy.