Roto Riteup: May 29, 2024

This is really amazing and overdue:

On the Agenda: 

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


Closer Chaos

According to the Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Evan Phillips is on pace to return this weekend. He should return to the closer role once activated. 

Trevor Megill left his outing on Tuesday after being hit with a comebacker. 

X-rays were negative following the game. Consider him day-to-day for now.


Quick Hits

Martin Perez was placed on the IL with a groin strain. There is no timetable for his return. 

Mike Clevinger was placed on the IL with elbow soreness. These types of injuries often end up really badly. 

Evan Carter was placed on the IL with a back strain. There is no timetable for his return. 

LaMonte Wade Jr. was placed on the IL with a hamstring strain. He is expected to miss about a month. 

Vinnie Pasquantino left Tuesday’s game with a leg injury. X-rays were negative after the game. Consider him day-to-day at this time. 

J.D. Davis left Tuesday’s game after being hit by a pitch on the wrist. .


Various News and Notes
Tylor Megill threw seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out nine in the no-decision versus the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Megill was fantastic on Tuesday, getting a 38% CSW on his fastball and a 50% whiff rate on his slider. He also threw seven different pitches in the outing though only three of them more than 15% of the time. Megill has a ton of arm talent, but he has struggled with injuries and inconsistency. If he can show health, he could be a pretty darn good fantasy pitcher.

Mitch Spence threw 5.1 scoreless innings versus the Rays on Tuesday, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out four in the victory.

Spence wasn’t overpowering in the outing, but was very effective, dotting his slider and cutter and inducing a lot of weak contact. I wasn’t so sure Spence was a real player until recently, but he has been very effective even if he doesn’t always pitch deep into games. He is more of a deep league streamer, but he is someone to watch.

Matt Waldron threw seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out eight in the victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Waldron was great getting a 34% CSW on his knuckleball. He has been very effective of late, throwing 23 innings over his last four starts with 31 strikeouts, but he can struggle with control and command at times like many knuckleballers. He is mostly a deep league team streamer.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today: None

Not very many good options. 

High Risk Options: Logan Allen at COL, Bryse Wilson vs CHC, Frankie Montas vs STL, Dane Dunning vs ARI. 


Pitcher for Tomorrow: None

Not a ton of great options on a shorter slate. 

High Risk Options: Trevor Williams at ATL, Jameson Taillon at MIL, Tyler Alexander at OAK.

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 my recommended pitchers. It does not include the “High Risk Options.”

Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as other periodic articles. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for, and the owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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16 days ago

Ben Brown posts 7 no-hit innings with more Ks and fewer baserunners than Megill, forget about Spence or Waldron, without even a mention? Coastal bias…