Roto Riteup: June 11, 2021 by Justin Mason June 11, 2021 My boss when I put in a vacation request A HR robbery to start a double play 🤯 pic.twitter.com/1KWJhLPfsu — MLB (@MLB) June 10, 2021 On the Agenda: 1. Trade!!! 2. COVID Issues 3. Quick Hits 4. Various News and Notes 5. Streaming Pitchers Trade!!! Jake Bauers was acquired by the Mariners for a player to be named later. Bauers has struggled mightily but is a former prospect of note and just 25-years-old. He should get an opportunity to play in Seattle and is worth monitoring in deeper formats. COVID Issues Chase Anderson was placed on the COVID IL. This is a bit strange considering Anderson just came off of the COVID IL on Tuesday after only being on it for a couple of days. Quick Hits Travis Shaw was placed on the IL with a dislocated elbow. Shaw injured himself on Tuesday during this play: Travis Shaw arm injury. Shaw was in some serious pain. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/XmnnxM2rCl — Mr. Diaz® (@IEdoyer) June 10, 2021 He is expected to miss considerable time due to the injury and can be dropped in all formats. Nick Madrigal was placed on the 60-Day IL with a hamstring tear. This is clearly a significant injury and there is talk that he may need season ending surgery. Madrigal can be dropped in all redraft formats. Alex Kirilloff left Thursday’s game with an ankle injury. The issue is being characterized as a low-grade sprain, so hopefully he won’t miss too much time. According to manager Aaron Boone, Giancarlo Stanton will not play the outfield this weekend in Philadelphia. Stanton has been extremely hot recently, but the Yankees won’t risk him getting hurt again. He should be benched wherever you can for the weekend series. Various News and Notes Jorge Soler went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run versus the Athletics on Thursday. 100th career home run for Jorge Soler! #Royals pic.twitter.com/QcFFJfPMc2 — Lunch Break Baseball (@LunchBreakBB) June 11, 2021 Soler has struggled this season, but he has started to show signs of life over the last week with two home runs. Soler has a ton of power in his bat, but has gotten unlucky in spite of great exit velocity and barrel numbers. Hopefully this is the beginning of a hot streak. Mike Minor threw seven innings versus the A’s, allowing just one run on three hits and a walk while striking out 8. Minor and Frankie Montas were having a pitcher’s duel until Montas blew up a bit in the seventh inning. Minor pitched really well in spite of working with reduced velocity. He had 18 swinging strikes and was able to get a lot of called strike calls on the corners. I don’t know that I would buy on him right now, but in good matchups, he is back to being a streamer. Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS) Pitcher for Today: None There are a few high risk options, but none I am super confident in. High Risk Options: Garrett Richards vs TOR, Brady Singer at OAK, Keegan Akin at TB. Pitcher for Tomorrow: Alex Cobb at ARI Cobb has been very good lately and is facing a struggling Diamondbacks offense in Arizona. High Risk Options: Caleb Smith vs LAA, John Gant at CHC, Jackson Kowar at OAK, Josh Fleming vs BAL. 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.