I don’t want to brag, but I hit a home run this week:
— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 19, 2018
On the Agenda:
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitchers
According to Jon Morosi, there is building trade interest in Blue Jays reliever Ryan Tepera. The 30-year-old reliever has been the bright spot in the Toronto bullpen since losing closer Roberto Osuna to legal troubles. He would be a great addition to most teams and is under team control for a few more seasons. However, as a fantasy asset, he would likely lose value if traded.
Jon Morosi also reported that the Diamondbacks have made contact with the Baltimore Orioles in regards to a trade for Manny Machado. The discussions are in the beginning stages and there are expected to be a lot of interested teams in Machado, but he would be an interesting fit in Arizona and a huge trade deadline prize in NL Only leagues.
Various News and Notes
Hunter Strickland was placed on the 10-Day DL after losing a fight with a wall that resulted in him breaking his pitching hand. He will miss 6-8 weeks with the injury. In his absence, Sam Dyson will be the primary closer with Mark Melancon sitting on a huge pile of wasted money waiting in the wings. There was no word on if the wall was injured in the altercation.
J.P. Crawford has been placed on the 10-Day DL with a fractured hand. The injury occured after he was hit on the hand with a pitch Tuesday night versus the Cardinals. He will likely miss 4-to-6 weeks. This will likely open up more playing time for Scott Kingery.
AJ Ramos will miss the rest of the season with a torn labrum that will require surgery. Ramos has been on the DL since late May, but after further examination, the injury is more serious than previously thought.
Rougned Odor was a late scratch for Tuesday’s game after it was discovered that he and Yohander Mendez violated team rules Monday night. Apparently, both players were out late drinking and were involved in “an incident.” Mendez was sent down prior to the game as a result. It will be interesting if more details became available. This apparently was not the “violation”:
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) June 19, 2018
Streaming Pitchers Options
A pitcher for today: None
Hail Mary Option: Frankie Montas @ SD is an interesting gamble.
A pitcher for tomorrow: Clayton Richard @SF
Since May 8th, Richard has gone at least six innings in each start and has only allowed more than three runs once.
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.