Roto Riteup: June 14, 2021

Some great responses in this thread:

On the Agenda: 

  1. COVID Issues
  2. Quick Hits
  3. Various News and Notes
  4. Streaming Pitchers

COVID Issues

Steven Matz was placed on the COVID IL after reportedly testing positive. The Blue Jays stated that he is symptom free so hopefully he won’t miss too much time. 


Quick Hits

Ronald Acuna left Sunday’s game with a pectoral issue. The Braves stated that the move was precautionary and they do not expect him to miss any time. It appears he has avoided serious injury. 

Jose Devers left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury. It sounds like it may not be extremely serious, but consider him day-to-day for now. 

Colin Moran left Sunday’s game with back soreness. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Mitch Haniger left Sunday’s game after fouling a ball off of his knee. Haniger looked to be in a lot of pain, but reports are that x-rays were negative so it seems like he may have avoided serious injury. 

Corey Dickerson left Sunday’s game after hitting the bag awkwardly while running out a ground ball. According to manager Don Mattingly, he was taken out as a precautionary measure. Consider him day-to-day at this time. 

Michael Pineda left Sunday’s game with forearm tightness. This does not sound good as he dealt with this issue already this season. It seems likely he will hit the IL. 


Various News and Notes
Patrick Sandoval threw six innings in the victory over the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four.

Sandoval has now thrown two straight quality starts and has gone at least five innings in each of his last four starts. He has real swing and miss upside when the changeup is working well and is now locked into the rotation for the first time in his career.

Jake Fraley went 1-for-5 with a home run in the victory over the Indians. Fraley entered the game after Haniger left with the knee injury and rewarded the Mariners with a two-run shot in the fourth off of Bieber.

Fraley won’t be much of a power source, but he isn’t pop-less and he does have speed on a team that loves to run. If Haniger is going to be out for a bit, he is an interesting streaming candidate this week.

Logan Gilbert threw 6.2 innings in the victory over the Indians, allowing just one run on four hits and a walk while striking out six.

Gilbert has rebounded from a rough debut to throw 17.2 innings over his last four starts, only allowing four runs and striking out 18. He is a top pitching prospect and should be rostered in all formats.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)
Pitcher for Today: Vladimir Gutierrez at MIL
Gutierrez has pitched well and is facing a Brewers team striking out at a 25.5% clip and posting a .292 wOBA versus right handed pitching this season.

High Risk Options: Jon Lester vs PIT, David Peterson vs CHC, Spencer Howard at LAD, Brad Keller vs DET.


Pitcher for Tomorrow: None
Not many great options, but I am debating rolling with Quantrill in my Main Event. Pray for me.

High Risk Options: Tyler Anderson at WAS, J.A. Happ at SEA, Cal Quantrill 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.

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Fraley will play regardless of Haniger’s status – he’s been the starting LF after Kelenic’s demotion (was sitting Sunday as a breather, Shed Long filled in for him) with Trammell in CF and Haniger in RF. If Haniger is sidelined that will open up playing time for someone else.