Roto Riteup: May 12, 2021

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On the Agenda: 

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


Closer Chaos


COVID Issues

Fernando Tatis and Wil Myers tested positive for COVID-19. They have been placed on the IL, but are reportedly not experiencing any symptoms at this time. Jorge Mateo and Jurickson Profar have also been placed on the IL as well. Eric Hosmer was removed from the game after being deemed in close contact with Myers and Tatis. He may hit the IL today. 


A Yankees coach tested positive for COVID-19 and four other coaches are away from the team after coming in contact with him. It appears that no players are at risk here, but it is something to monitor in case some players do test positive. 


Quick Hits

Brandon Belt left Tuesday’s game with a side injury. It is being characterized as minor. Consider him day-to-day at this time. 


Kris Byant left Tuesday’s game with an illness. This doesn’t appear to be COVID related, so consider him day-to-day for now. 


Jeff McNeil left Tuesday’s game with cramps. This doesn;t sound serious, so consider him day-to-day at this time. 


J.T. Realmuto left Tuesday’s game with a knee bruise. Realmuto injured the knee after fouling a pitch off of the inside of his knee in the seventh inning of the game versus the Nationals. It doesn’t sound like this will keep him out too long. 


Christian Walker left Tuesday’s game with a side injury. It seems like he may have reinjured his previous injury that sidelined him for most of April. He is expected to undergo further testing, but this could end him back on the IL. 


Various News and Notes

Logan Webb threw innings versus the Rangers, allowing one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out 10. This was the best start of Webb’s career. He threw his changeup more than he had previously to great effect and both his sinker and slider were very good. It is tough to say if the change will stick around, but if it does, I think he could be in the process of a breakout and the Giants have had great success revamping pitchers as of late so I tend to want to buy in. 


Mitch Haniger went 2-for-4 with two home runs in the loss to the Dodgers. Haniger has quietly been great this season, hitting .265 with 10 home runs for Seattle. He has always had the talent, but has struggled throughout his career to stay healthy. You have to ride it out, but there is risk due to his track record. 


Gavin Lux went 2-for-4 with a home run against the Mariners. Lux has struggled this season, but the Dodgers have let him play through it and he is starting to put it together. He is a former top five prospect and should be picked up in most if not all formats on upside alone. 


Jordan Montgomery threw six innings versus the Rays, allowing one earned run on two hits and a walk while striking out nine. He relied on his fastball, curve and change and was very effective at getting swings and misses with the three different eye levels those pitches offer. He has been inconsistent from start to start, but this is a good start in the right direction. 


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today: Zach Davies at CLE

Davies doesn’t have overpowering stuff, but he has pitched better as of late and has a great matchup here. 


High Risk Options: Matt Harvey vs NYM, Ryan Yarbrough vs NYY


Pitcher for Tomorrow: Garrett Richards vs OAK

Richards has been very good since getting shelled in the opener. This is a tough matchup, but I am rolling with him. 


High Risk Options: Daniel Lynch at DET, Chris Flexen 플렉센 vs CLE, Josh Fleming vs NYY.


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. 

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, 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.

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1 year ago

hey, I think the formatting on that tweet is broken