Roto Riteup: May 26, 2015

If you were expecting a return to David Wiers at the Roto Riteup, I am here to make your day so much better.

On today’s agenda:
1. The Yankees had a day
2. A couple minor leaguers of note
3. Various news and notes
4. Streaming Pitcher Options

The Yankees had a day
Facing Jeremy Guthrie in the Big Apple yesterday, the Yankees bats woke up from their nap to smash him around around for 11 runs. Guthrie did not bring #TheGoodStuff to his outing, but his mistakes weren’t always major, he just has a lower margin for error with his lack of stuff.

Chase Headley, Brian McCann, Brett Gardner, Stephen Drew, and Slade Heathcott all hit homers, and every starter recorded a hit. If you stacked some Yankees in DFS yesterday, congrats on winning all the money.

A couple minor leaguers of note
These players may be of note because I own them in a dynasty league, or there may be another reason.

Grant Holmes, SP, LAD
Prior to yesterday’s rain-shortened outing, Holmes last four starts had been sparking; Holmes had given up two earned over 22 innings, striking out 27 and walking nine in Low-A. Barely 19, Holmes may be ready for a quick promotion. Holmes can’t match up to the pedigree of Julio Urias, but he’s a name to watch in the Dodgers system.

Brett Phillips, OF, HOU
As a nearly 21-year old in High-A, Phillips was hitting .326/.389/.552 in 192 plate appearances heading into Memorial Day. Over the last two years, Phillips has 10 homers and nine steals in 68 games at High-A. Phillips is ready to advance to Double-A, and he could be in the majors late next year.

Various news and notes
Austin Jackson will likely be activated by the Mariners later this week. After missing a few weeks with a sprained ankle, the Mariners are waiting to bring him back to the majors until after they get back home to natural grass.

Jonathan Lucroy is on track to be activated from the DL next week after undergoing an X-ray to determine the health of his healing toe.

Johnny Cueto was scratched Sunday with a stiff elbow, but the Reds say he’s not expected to miss his next turn in the rotation.

Streaming Pitcher Options
If you enjoy streaming pitchers, tune into the Roto Riteup for recommendations each and every day.

A pitcher for today: Clay Buchholz at MIN (Mike Pelfrey)
Buchholz will have some room for error in Target Field.

A pitcher for tomorrow: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It’s not a good day for starters. Let’s see what Wiers says tomorrow.

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Surprisingly, Pelfrey has been pitching okay, so it’s not a given Buchholz and the Red Sox will win or do well.

Mike W.
Mike W.

Agreed, that Twins line up outside of Dozier and maybe Hunter/Plouffe should scare no one. Yet, somehow they have actually been a pretty good offense over the last month or so. I would probably still roll with Buchholz though, even though a win isnt guaranteed, his underlying numbers hint he should pitch well enough to be streamable.