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— Jen (@ohjenxo) May 14, 2019
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 Tuesday, the Sleeper and the Bust podcast has a DFS contest on DraftKings. This week’s winner is Walter McMichael!
— Justin Mason (@JustinMasonFWFB) May 15, 2019
Various News and Notes
Ender Inciarte left Tuesday’s game with a back issue. The injury is being characterized as back tightness and doesn’t appear to be serious at this time. However, in response, the Braves are expected to promote Austin Riley to the Major Leagues. Riley is considered one of the top prospects in the Braves system and was off to a great start in AAA, hitting .300/.376/.671 with 14 home runs in 36 games played. He is expected to play left field and Ronald Acuna will move over to centerfield.
Elvis Andrus left Tuesday’s game with a hamstring injury after pulling up lame running to first base. There was no update on his condition after the game. Andrus has been fantastic to start the season, hitting .325/.373/.510 with six home runs and eight stolen bases in 169 plate appearances. Logan Forsythe will be in line for more work if Andrus misses time. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mitch Garver left Tuesday’s game with an injury to his left ankle. Garver suffered the injury at a play at the plate in which Shohei Ohtani slid into him. The injury has been diagnosed as a high ankle sprain which will likely end him up on the IL. Garver has been fantastic this season, hitting .329/.418/.747 with ine home runs. In his absence, Jason Castro and Willians Astudillo will get more time.
Keston Hiura was promoted to the Majors by the Milwaukee Brewers and he went 2-for-3 with a walk in his Major League debut. Hiura is considered one of the top prospects in all of baseball and his first Major League action made it seems like he belongs. Travis Shaw was placed on the 10-Day IL in the corresponding move.
Kendrys Morales was traded to the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash. Morales was designated for assignment by the Athletics earlier this week, so this is not an unexpected move. Morales was struggling at the plate this season, but underlying skills showed that he should be performing better than his results showed. He could get a decent amount of at bats in the short term as the Yankees are still struggling with injuries.
Streaming Pitching Options (Less than 50% owned)
Pitcher for Today: None
High Risk Options: Gio Gonzalez at PHI
Gonzalez has pitched well in his first few starts with the Brewers this season, but the strikeouts haven’t been there and he has a tough matchup here.
Pitcher for Tomorrow: Dylan Bundy at CLE
You won’t be getting any wins, but Bundy has been better as of late and can get a few strikeouts and maybe a quality start.
High Risk Options: Lance Lynn at KC
Lynn gets to pitch at Kauffman Stadium, which could help quell any homer problems.
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.