The Roto Riteup approves of 80-Grade trolling:
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— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) June 11, 2018
On the Agenda:
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitchers
There have been conflicting reports about the health of Shohei Ohtani. Pedro Gomez of ESPN reported early yesterday that Ohtani needs Tommy John and will miss the rest of 2018 and all of 2019. This has been refuted by the Angels who stated that nothing has changed with Ohtani since the team placed him on the DL and no one has recommended TJ. Manager Mike Scioscia even hinted at the chance that Ohtani could be used as a DH even if he is unable to pitch as long as doctors ok that course of action. Keep an eye on this story as it appears it should continue to develop.
Various News and Notes
Daniel Robertson was placed on the 10-Day DL with a hamstring injury. The injury is not considered serious and he is expected to return after a minimum stay. Willy Adames has been recalled to take his place on the roster.
According to Marc Topkin, Chris Archer has suffered a setback in his recovery from an abdominal strain. Chris Archer threw a 20-pitch bullpen over the weekend and felt soreness after the fact. He is going to be shut down for the time being. He has no timetable for return at this time.
According to general manager Rick Hahn, the White Sox have no plans to promote top prospect Eloy Jimenez from AA to the Majors. Jimenez has been fantastic this season, but with the White Sox not even close to competing, there is no reason for them to start his service time. He could get a September call up, but it is unlikely he sees more time in the Majors than that in 2018.
The Indians recalled Francisco Mejia. Mejia has not done well in AAA this season, but he has high prospect pedigree and will likely be hot waiver wire add this week. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, his bat only really plays at catcher, but he isn’t catcher eligible in the majority of formats.
Streaming Pitchers Options
A pitcher for today: Blaine Hardy vs MIN
Hardy has a great two start week against the Twins and the White Sox, who both strikeout at high rates versus left-handed pitching.
A pitcher for tomorrow: Matthew Boyd vs MIN
Let’s not pretend that Boyd is a great pitcher, but he continues to excel in a putrid division and that should continue versus a poor Minnesota team.
Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.