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On the Agenda:
1. The Sleeper and the Bust DFS contest
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitching Options
The Sleeper and the Bust DFS contest
Every week The Sleeper and the Bust podcast puts together a DFS contest on DraftKings. The winner gets a shoutout on the podcast as well as the Roto Riteup and my and Paul’s hard earned cash. Unfortunately, we did not fill the contest this week, so I will hold on to my money a little longer.
Various News and Notes
Corey Seager left Tuesday’s game with a hamstring injury. According to Ken Kurnick, the early results of the injury appear to be Grade 2 hamstring strain, which would likely sideline him for at least 4-6 weeks. Seager will undergo an MRI today, but he will hit the IL for an extended period of time either way.
Yordan Alvarez hit his second home run of the season on Tuesday. Alvarez has hit the ground running in his first two games of the season and is likely to be a huge part of FAAB discussions for the upcoming weekend. He could be the most impactful player coming up the rest of the season and deserves to go for a ton of player’s remaining FAAB.
Austin Meadows is expected to miss Wednesday’s game after fouling a ball off of his foot. Meadows hurt himself in the eighth inning, but was able to finish off the game, so it does not appear that this will be a long term issue. Meadows is having a huge season, .333/.408/.603 with 12 home runs and eight stolen bases. He has missed time with injuries this season and he has a history of injury woes in the minors, so hopefully this doesn’t cost him much time.
Niko Goodrum left Tuesday’s game with a knee contusion. There was not much in the way of information available about the severity of the contusion, but he should be considered day-to-day at this time. Gordon Beckham will likely fill in for him in his absence.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run in a 2-for-4 day in his first game back on his rehab assignment. What was supposed to be a short term stay on the IL back in April has turned into a long absence for the Yankee slugger as he has suffered a number of other issues while working his way back. He is expected to return back to New York next week barring any other setbacks.
Jose Urena is expected to hit the 10-Day IL after dealing with some lower back tightness. In his place, Jordan Yamamoto is expected to be called up and make his Major League debut. Yamamoto was part of the trade that sent Christian Yelich to the Brewers. He has pitched fairly decently in Double-A, but has walked a few more and struck out less this season than in season’s past. He is worth monitoring, but probably only NL Only worthy in terms of picking up right now.
Kevin Gausmanwas placed on the 10-Day IL with plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a serious issue if that is actually what he is dealing with as there are some rumors this may be more gamenship than an actual injury. Gausman has really struggled as of late, but he has routinely been a much better pitcher in the second half. With Dallas Keuchel getting ready to make his season debut, the Braves needed to find room in the rotation anyhow.
Streaming Pitching Options (Less than 50% owned)
Pitcher for Today: None
Not great options under 50%, but a number of high risk ones.
Pitcher for Tomorrow: None
High Risk Options: Michael Pineda vs SEA
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.