Roto Riteup: September 10, 2016

There’s no real football today, so watch some baseball instead.

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

Various News and Notes
Matt Duffy has had a tough year. First, he went down with an achilles injury, and was hitting just .253 at the time. Then, Duffy was sent to the Rays in the Giants’ trade for Matt Moore, uprooting his life and moving across the nation. Duffy returned to action in early August and was playing okay, but now has undergone surgery to fix his achilles and will not play again this year. The Rays were asking Duffy to play shortstop this year, and even after a surgery, my guess is that they will do so again next year. Duff Man only has 18 games this year at short, so he may not be eligible in all formats next year, but he’ll be a nice buy-low candidate in the leagues where me play the middle infield.

Surprisingly, Lucas Duda could play baseball again this season, and perhaps even in the majors. Duda has been dealing with a back injury and hasn’t played since May, but he’s finally ready to start swinging a bat again. Duda had shown some improved contact skills before going down with his injury, but while his power numbers were good, his average and OBP fell. While he won’t be providing value this year, seeing him in action would do magic for regaining confidence.

Julio Urias, who last started before Labor Day, will take the mound next Tuesday when the Dodgers travel to play the Yankees. Pitching before him: Jose De Leon. Pitching after Urias: Clayton Kershaw. If you want a chance to see what the future of the Dodgers’ rotation looks like, this interleague series will be one to watch. There’s a strong possibility that this will be Urias’ last outing of the year.

Oh goody; Danny Salazar was taken out of the game last night due to forearm troubles, lasting four innings and allowing two homers.


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: John Gant vs NYM (Bartolo Colon)
Gant wasn’t great in his first start back, but there’s some potential there at a low cost.

A pitcher for tomorrow: Luke Weaver vs MIL (Zach Davies)
Weaver has a home run problem, but pitching at home should help.

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Zach is the creator and co-author of RotoGraphs' Roto Riteup series, and RotoGraphs' second-longest tenured writer. You can follow him on twitter.

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Yarrr, shiver me timbers. When I play me middle infield, it’s buy-low or walk the plank.