Roto Riteup: June 2, 2021 by Justin Mason June 2, 2021 What can’t this guy do?!? OH MY MULLINS 😵 pic.twitter.com/Xrzu8qxQLq — Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) June 1, 2021 On the Agenda: Quick Hits Various News and Notes Streaming Pitchers Quick Hits Ramon Laureano was placed on the IL with a hip strain. The move is retroactive to May 28th. There is no timetable for his return. Kyle Lewis was placed on the 10-Day IL with a tear in the meniscus of his right knee. This will likely cause him to miss considerable time depending on whether or not he will need surgery to repair it. Mitch Garver left Tuesday’s game with a groin contusion. This was a painful looking injury and Garver was on the ground for a long time and appeared to be in a ton of pain. Mitch Garver out here giving an unfortunate PSA… #WearACup pic.twitter.com/jy2nlYiYuj — Chris Schad (@TheRealCrishad) June 1, 2021 Garver was in the midst of a hot streak so this is disappointing. Consider him day-to-day for now. Stephen Strasburg left Tuesday’s game with a trapezius injury. This was a bit strange because he was hit with a comebacker earlier in the outing on his wrist, but that isn’t why he was pulled. His velocity was down during the inning, so that may have been a sign things were not right. He is expected to undergo further testing on Wednesday. Fernando Tatis Jr. left Tuesday’s game with an oblique issue. The Padres are characterizing the removal as precautionary. Consider him day-to-day for now. Mike Yastrezemski left Tuesday’s game with a thumb injury. Yaz injured the thumb attempting to make a leaping catch into the wall and he awkwardly jammed his glove hand into the wall. Mike Yastrzemski was taken out of the game after an apparent injury on this play pic.twitter.com/go8NL6UHC5 — SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) June 2, 2021 He was in clear pain afterwards, but stayed in the game initially before being removed. X-rays after the game were negative, so it sounds like he may have avoided serious injury. Jack Flaherty was placed on the IL with an oblique strain. This is a bit concerning because reports are that this is a significant strain. There is no current timetable for his return. Various News and Notes Robbie Ray threw six innings in the victory over the Marlins, allowing just one run on six hits and two walks while striking out nine. Ray was impressive again in this one, throwing 64 of his 96 pitches for strikes and most importantly, executing well within the zone. He also was great getting Marlins to chase his slider as seen here: Robbie Ray, Nasty 90mph Slider. 😨 pic.twitter.com/YQrUXUjoCN — Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 1, 2021 He has been excellent this season, sporting a career low walk rate while still striking out 28% of the batters faced. He still struggles with homers, but if he can continue to not walk guys, that won’t be as big of an issue for him. Patrick Wisdom went 2-for-4 with a home run in the victory over the Padres. Patrick Wisdom – Chicago Cubs (4) pic.twitter.com/6GNPb3n9rV — MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) June 2, 2021 Wisdom is filling in for the injured Matt Duffy and has been red hot. He is now hitting .474/.500/1.158 with four home runs and a stolen base in just 20 plate appearances. There has never been much doubt about his power, but he struggles with contact. He is hot right now, so he isn’t a bad stream, but get ready to hop off the train once regression catches up with him. Andrew Heaney threw 6.1 innings versus the Giants allowing just one run on five hits and a walk, while striking out seven. Heaney was really impressive especially considering how small the strike zone was for both starters. When Heaney is commanding within the zone, he is really great, but he struggles with consistency. He has been dropped in a number of leagues and he is definitely worth picking up with the Royals next on the docket. Jonathan Schoop went 3-for-5 with two home runs and a double in the victory over the Tigers. Jonathan Schoop – Detroit Tigers (7) pic.twitter.com/ylxdcaAtfv — MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) June 2, 2021 Schoop struggled to start the season, but has been hot over the last three weeks, hitting .345 with five home runs. He has been dropped in a lot of leagues, but he has gotten back on track and should be rostered in most formats. Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS) Pitcher for Today: None Lots of high risk options, but none that I was willing to pull the trigger on. High Risk Options: Carlos Martinez at LAD, Drew Smyly vs WAS, Spencer Howard at CIN, Randy Dobnak at BAL. Pitcher for Tomorrow: Kris Bubic vs MIN Bubic has been great so far and is facing a struggling Twins team. High Risk Options: Griffin Canning vs SEA, Jake Odorizzi vs BOS, Tyler Anderson vs MIA, Cody Poteet at PIT, Ryan Yarbrough at NYY. 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” but I may add them at some point.