Roto Riteup: May 2, 2018

Hey guys, I am heading out on vacation today:

I leave you in the capable hand of Mike Werner and Keith Farnsworth. Hopefully they don’t burn the place down in my absence.

 

On the Agenda:

1. Closer Chaos

2. Various News and Notes

3. Streaming Pitchers

 

Closer Chaos

Kenyan Middleton was placed on the 10-Day DL with an elbow injury. The move is retroactive to April 28th. Middleton told reporters that he hopes to return after a minimum stay, but we know how that can work out. Cam Bedrosian is the leading candidate to fill in until he returns.

 

Various News and Notes

Chance Sisco left Tuesday’s game after running face first into Pedro Alvarez.

It appears he may have avoid serious injury as he was diagnosed with a facial contusion. Consider him day-to-day at this time.

Miguel Sano was placed on the 10-Day DL with a hamstring injury. Sano missed a couple games in a row attempting to avoid the DL, but the Twins were forced to make a move when he wasn’t ready to return. The injury doesn’t appear to be too serious and the move is retroactive to April 28th, so he could be back in a little over a week.

Jordan Montgomery was pulled from his start on Tuesday after experiencing elbow tightness in the first inning. This does not sound good and Montgomery is scheduled to leave the team and go back to New York for further tests. Domingo German will likely take his spot in the Yankees rotation.

Scott Kingery was hit in the hand with a pitch in Tuesday’s game. He did not leave the game and was diagnosed with a bruised hand. Consider him day-to-day at this time.

Johnny Cueto has hit the DL for the second time this season. This time it is for an elbow issue which is very concerning. There is not much info, but this does not sound good at all. He has been fantastic when he has pitched, but has struggled through injuries the first month. Keep an eye on the timetable/diagnosis.

 

Streaming Pitchers Options

A pitcher for today: None

I like Andrew Heaney, but the Orioles are much better against lefties than righties.

A pitcher for tomorrow: None

There are really not any good options.

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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.

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Jackie T.
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Jackie T.

Might need to adjust the methodology on the streamers. Consecutive days with no picks and it’s losing its utility. Sometimes people just need the best of a bad bunch, that’s why they check here. It’s ok to say you made the pick while holding your nose.

srpst23
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srpst23

I agree to a certain extent, but I also like that Justin won’t throw out a likely land mine just to have a “streamer”. I run a very RP heavy pitching staff, so even one total meltdown by a streaming pitcher can hurt. Justin hasn’t suggested too many of those to his credit.

francis_soyer
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francis_soyer

Yeah, having a dude give up 6 ER in 3.1 isn’t good, even if the other available guys got chased in the top of the first.

sokpuppet
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sokpuppet

Agreed. At least give us the least worst option loaded with caveats. Otherwise you’re just picking the easy ones. Some of us are desperate or in leagues so deep a streaming pick makes the difference. Alternatively, tell us why a tempting option is a landmine.

francis_soyer
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francis_soyer

I disagree.

Sometimes “none” is the best option. Saying “you might be tempted to stream _____, but don’t” is more useful than “well kinda, sorta start _____ if you have to”.

Jackie T.
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Jackie T.

If you’re only in shallow leagues.