Roto Riteup: June 4, 2024

Throw of the season or no?

On the Agenda: 

  1. Closer Chaos
  2. Quick Hits
  3. Various News and Notes
  4. Streaming Pitchers


Closer Chaos

Jake Diekman threw two-thirds of an inning to register the save for the Mets on Monday. Adam Ottavino was brought in for the opportunity to lock down the save in the ninth inning, but loaded the bases before being pulled. Ottavino is the most likely man to get save chances, but this could turn into a committee as long as Edwin Diaz is out and Diekman would factor into that with Reed Garrett


Quick Hits

Jorge Mateo was placed on the 7-Day IL with a concussion. This is not surprising after leaving Sunday’s after being struck in the head with a bat while in the on deck circle by Cedric Mullins. There is no timetable for his return. Connor Norby was recalled to take Mateo’s spot on the roster. Norby is a top 100 prospect that has been successful in AAA, but it remains to be seen if he can stick at the Major League level. 

Kyle Tucker left the game on Monday after fouling a pitch off his shin. 

Tucker was seen on crutches following the game, but was diagnosed with a contusion. Consider him day-to-day for now as it appears he has avoided serious injury.


Various News and Notes
David Dahl went 2-for-3 with a home run in the victory over the Brewers on Monday.

Well, isn’t this a blast from the past! Dahl is a former top Rockies prospect that never was able to stay healthy. He has bounced around a few minor league organizations and was destroying AAA this season, hitting .340/.416/.660 with 12 home runs and two stolen bases in 166 plate appearances. With Brandon Marsh and Trea Turner on the IL, Dahl could find some playing time and talent has never been in question for the 30-year-old, but long term playing time will likely be an issue unless he is fantastic.

Mark Vientos went 2-for-3 with a home run and two walks in the victory over the Nationals on Monday.

Vientos has been amazing since his callup, hitting .339/.409/.661 with five home runs in 66 plate appearances. Vientos’ power has never been in question, but his contact skills have always been a problem. While he is striking out at less than a 20% mark thus far he is still not showing an improvement in his contact rates and swing choices. This feels like a hot streak that will come crashing down.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today: Spencer Arrighetti vs STL

Arrighetti has pitched well as of late and gets a Cardinals offense that doesn’t scare anyone. 

High Risk Options: Dane Dunning vs DET, David Peterson at WAS, Mitch Spence vs SEA. 


Pitcher for Tomorrow: None

Some decent high risk options, but none that are that I love. 

High Risk Options: Joey Estes vs SEA, Spencer Schwellenbach at BOS, José Soriano vs SD. 

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 my recommended pitchers. It does not include the “High Risk Options.”

Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as other periodic articles. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for, and the owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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12 days ago

Is it just me or is speculating on saves just one land mine after another. I missed out on Kirby (picked Robertson instead)…but who else is out there that makes sense … mostly for the long haul. it’s a weird landscape in the bullpen market…