Roto Riteup: October 3, 2022

There are people playing fantasy baseball that had never heard the words “the Mariners are going to the playoffs!” until this moment.

On the Agenda: 

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


Sleeper and the Bust DK Contest

On most Tuesday’s and Friday’s and some other days, Paul Sporer and I will be doing a $5 draftkings game for anyone that is interested. Will add a link once available. 


Quick Hits

Logan Webb was placed on the IL with back stiffness. Webb was supposed to close out the season for the Giants, but his season is now over after making 32 starts. 

Emmanuel Rivera was placed on the IL with a broken wrist. He’s expected to be fine for next season. 

David Peralta left Sunday’s game with a hip issue. Consider him day-to-day for now. 

Kevin Gausman left his start on Sunday with an abrasion on his finger. It doesn’t sound overly serious so he should be available for the playoffs. 

Various News and Notes
Livan Soto went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the victory over the Rangers on Sunday

Soto is hitting .413/.429.630 with one home run and one stolen base in 50 plate appearances. He does not have much power, but he stole 18 bases in AA this season and has shown pretty decent contact skills in his small sample in the Majors. He should get an opportunity to compete for the SS job in spring training next season.

Shea Langeliers went 2-for-4 with two home runs and a walk in the victory over the Mariners on Sunday.


Langeliers has struggled mightily in his first taste of the Majors, striking out 36.6% of the time which is supported by a 22% swinging strike rate. He may need some more seasoning in AAA, but I would expect him to improve as he is projected to have a much better contact and approach profile.

James Kaprielian threw six scoreless innings allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out seven in the victory over the Mariners on Sunday.

Kaprielian was pretty impressive in this one against a watered down Mariners lineup. He got a 46% CSW on the slider and mixed his pitches really effectively with none of his pitches being thrown more than 26% of the time. He is a former top prospect that had his minor league career prolonged by injury. He is finishing the season strong with four straight quality starts and could be a deep league sleeper next year. 


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today:  Bryce Elder at MIA

Elder is coming off the best outing of his career and has a nice matchup in a great park. 

High Risk Options: Tyler Glasnow at BOS, Zack Greinke at CLE, Dean Kremer vs TOR, Bailey Oder at CHW, Mitch Keller vs STL, Hayden Wesneski at CIN, Rich Hill vs TB.


Pitcher for Tomorrow: Michael Lorenzen at OAK.

Lorenzen has pitched well since his return and gets a nice matchup in Oakland. 

High Risk Options: Eduardo Rodriguez at SEA, Braxton Garrett vs ATL, Daniel Lynch at CHW, Luis Cessa vs CHC. 


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.”

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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1 year ago

Hi Justinm, a very useful feature, thanks. Do have a frequest: Since you often touch upon less well known players it would be a lot more helpful if you would identify who they play for. Thanks, Dave

Chip Lockemember
1 year ago
Reply to  David

When you see their name bolded you can click to go to their player page