Roto Riteup: September 1, 2016

There’s only four baseball games tomorrow, but you have the option of watching your local NFL team’s final preseason game, so win-win right?

On the agenda:
1. Various News and Notes
2. Streaming Pitcher Options

Various News and Notes

Well hello there, Yoan Moncada, and welcome to the majors…tomorrow. The Red Sox will bring their top prospect to the majors on Friday, and he’ll be asked to contribute right away. The speedy yet stacked infielder is going to play some third base and serve as a pinch-runner as a member of the team’s expanded roster. Moncada is still not a finished product offensively — he’s struck out 30% of the time in Double-A — but he’s got a lovely power-speed combo that’s hard to beat in the world of upside.

Rich Hill has gangrene or something, because his blister is still bothering him, and now he may not be able to start a game until this weekend. Hill has thrown all of 86 MLB pitches in about two months without actually being truly injured, so that’s fun. Hill will have his hand amputated in a procedure on Monday and should be ready for Spring Training next year.

I don’t know who Stephen Cardullo is, but apparently there’s someone on the Rockies that goes by that name, and he hit two homers last night, or so our box scores claim. I’m still not entirely sure this is a real person, so stay away in your leagues.

Cardinals’ starter Luke Weaver only went six against the Brewers, but it’s partially because he struck out 10 batters. Weaver also walked two and gave up a homer; his K/9 is now 11.14, but his ERA has risen to 3.86 after four starts. Weaver will continue to be a streaming candidate, but not much more over the course of the year.

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

A pitcher for today: Mike Montgomery vs SFG (Jeff Samardzija)
Four games, and Monty’s a good cheap play. Mike Foltynewicz could also provide some value.

A pitcher for tomorrow: Alex Reyes at CIN (Anthony DeSclafani)
For the funsies.

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Triggs or Richards decent streaming options?


Triggs looks potentially legit; check out Jeff Sullivan’s recent article about him.


I’d go Triggs. Richards is awful at best.