Roto Riteup: June 10, 2024

The London Games are on my bucket list for a future year.

On the Agenda: 

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


Closer Chaos

Drew Smith registered the save for the Mets in London on Sunday. Reed Garrett had entered the ninth inning, but struggled before Smith came in to close out the final two outs. The Mets bullpen is a committee right now, but Edwin Diaz is working his way back. 


Quick Hits

Brendan Rodgers was placed on the IL with a hamstring strain. There is no timetable for his return. Adael Amador was recalled to take his spot on the roster. Amador is the Rockies #2 prospect and is a borderline top 100 guy. He could be intriguing for deeper formats. 

Ty France was placed on the IL with a heel injury. There is no timetable for his return, but it does not sound like this will be a short stay on the IL. Tyler Locklear was recalled to take his spot on the roster. Locklear has been great in the major leagues this season, hitting .293/.404/.520 with nine home runs and four stolen bases between AA and AAA. He could be a middle of the order bat in the Mariners lineup every day if he can make consistent contact. 

Alex Bregman left Sunday’s game after being hit with a pitch:

X-rays were negative. Consider him day-to-day at this time.


Various News and Notes
Mitch Spence threw seven innings versus the Blue Jays, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out three in the no-decision on Sunday.

Spence was great in the outing, getting a 33% whiff rate on the slider, but not much else generated swings and misses. He doesn’t have a ton of win potential on the A’s, but he is a decent team streamer in deeper formats.

David Hamilton went 2-for-5 with a home run and a stolen base in the victory over White Sox.

Hamilton has been fantastic, hitting .282/.339/.436 with three home runs and 13 stolen bases in 127 plate appearances. He is making about league average zone contact, but showing a really good understanding of the strike zone with just a 20% O-Swing. If he continues to play regularly, there is a ton of upside in the 26-year-old.

Jake McCarthy went 3-for-4 with a home run in the victory over the Padres on Sunday.

McCarthy is hitting .282/.368/.401 with three home runs and nine stolen bases in 142 plate appearances this season. He doesn’t barrel the ball a ton, but he does make a lot of contact and walks almost 10% of the time. There is a ton of speed upside as long as he is playing every day.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today: Spencer Arrighetti at SF

Arrighetti has been really good and gets a nice matchup in a great park. 

High Risk Options: Joey Estes at SD, Dakota Hudson at MIN.


Pitcher for Tomorrow: Mitchell Parker at DET

Parker has been pretty consistent this season and is facing a mediocre Tigers offense in a good environment. 

High Risk Options: Jose Suarez at ARI, Kenta Maeda vs WAS, Randy Vasquez vs OAK, Miles Mikolas vs PIT, Cal Quantrill at MIN, JP Sears at SD, Jameson Taillon at TB. 

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 my 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 other periodic articles. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for, and the owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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6 days ago

That Alex Bregman HBP is so nice you had to post it twice.

6 days ago
Reply to  dannyrock

And, posting a video twice seems to happen often on roto-riteup.