It appears the Giants have finally found their left fielder!
All heroes don’t wear capes. pic.twitter.com/xWue9uJ3AB
— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 20, 2018
On the Agenda:
1. Say it ain’t Soto
2. Dodgers in the Dumps
3. Various News and Notes
4. Streaming Pitchers
Say it ain’t Soto
Top prospect Juan Soto has been called up by the Washington Nationals. Soto is only 19-years-old, but has flown through the minor, but never struggled at any level, posting a .362/.434/.609 triple slash and 22 home runs and nine stolen bases in 122 career minor league games. While he didn’t start after his call up on Sunday, manager Dave Martinez stated that he should play every day, but they will limit some at bats versus lefties. Soto is a future star, but his time is now. He should be able to hit for pop and average, but is still growing into his power. He will steal some bags, but those will likely disappear for the most part as he gets bigger. With Adam Eaton and Victor Robles hurt, he could run away with the job.
Dodgers in the Dumps
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before… Rich Hill has placed on the 10-Day DL with a blister. This one sounds pretty gruesome as he has already been ruled out for a month by manager Dave Roberts. I know how he feels:
These hands were not made for hard work. https://t.co/pY7CGkAS7i
— Justin Mason (@JustinMasonFWFB) May 20, 2018
Hill is droppable in all mixed formats if you need the room on your DL.
Alex Wood was forced out of his start on Sunday after pitching six innings and striking out four. Wood was pretty good in Washington, only allowing one walk and three hits in the contest. Manager Dave Roberts said after the game that Wood was dealing with cramps, so this appears to be only precautionary.
Various News and Notes
Josh Harrison was activated from the 10-Day DL. Harrison has been out for the last five weeks after breaking his finger. He is hitting .295/.348/.393 with a homer and a stolen base in 69 (nice) plate appearances in 15 games after going 3-for-5 on Sunday. He should slot right back into the top of the lineup as the everyday second baseman.
Derek Fisher was placed on the 10-Day DL with gastrointestinal discomfort. Man, I know how he feels. I ate Ethiopian food for the first time this weekend and it absolutely destroyed me. I attempted to go on the 10-Day DL, but I was informed by Paul Sporer that Fangraphs does not have a disabled list and that I should “rub some dirt” on it, which did not help FYI.
Khris Davis left Sunday’s game with with a groin strain. Davis pulled up lame running and appeared to be in a ton of pain. After the game Davis stated that the injury wasn’t “as bad as it could be, but it’s still bad.” Consider him day-to-day for now, but this sounds like it could be a DL trip for sure.
Streaming Pitchers Options
A pitcher for today: German Marquez at LAD
Marquez has been fantastic on the road this year, you just can’t trust him at home.
A pitcher for tomorrow: Matt Boyd at MIN
Boyd isn’t a special pitcher, but he has been very good this year and I am willing to continue ride him until the wheels fall off.
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.