Roto Riteup: May 17, 2021

This amazes me every time I see it:

On the Agenda: 

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


Quick Hits

Willians Astudillo left Sunday’s game after being hit by a pitch on the hand. He is expected to undergo further evaluation on Monday. Consider him day-to-day at this time. 

Michael Conforto left Sunday’s game with hamstring tightness. Consider him day-to-day at this time. 

Chris Taylor left Sunday’s game with wrist soreness. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Luke Weaver left Sunday’s game with a shoulder issue. He is expected to undergo further testing on Monday. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Jeff McNeil left Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. He is expected to undergo further testing on Monday. 

Tyler O’Neil left Sunday’s game with a finger injury. Consider him day-to-day for now. 


Various News and Notes

Ian Happ went 3-for-4 with a home run on Sunday. Happ took a high 2-1 fastball that Matthew Boyd threw deep in the sixth inning. He is fresh off the IL after a scary collision and fairly available in leagues because of his struggles prior to getting hurt. He should be picked up in most formats. 

Nick Maton went 3-for-4 with two home runs in the loss to the Blue Jays. Maton has been great working as a reserve infielder, hitting .316 on the season with a stolen base and these two homers. With Didi a bit banged up right now he can find some more playing time for now. 

Mitch Keller threw five innings versus the Giants, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out eight. The eight strikeouts are nice to see, but he wasn’t overly impressive in this one and worked with a larger strikezone from home plate umpire Cory Blaser. Keller has a lot of talent, but he is still learning how to pitch in the Majors and harness his stuff. 

Brady Singer threw 6.1 innings versus the White Sox, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven in the no-decision. Singer gave up a lot of hits, but it was a lot of weaker contact. His slider and sinker worked well in this one and it was definitely a nice step in the right direction for him. 


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today: None

Not many options today

High Risk Options: Logan Webb at CIN.


Pitcher for Tomorrow: None

Options aren’t great today.

High Risk Options: Zach Davies vs WAS, Austin Gomber at SD, Spencer Turnbull at SEA, Justin Dunn vs DET. 


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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Maybe these guys are too much % owned but some SPs I would not mind using today: Webb, Alzolay, Walker, Happ, & J. Gray. Maybe Sandoval, Mize, or Lester if you’re feeling lucky.

Also – Max Kepler left his game in the 9th with a hamstring issue (ugh).