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— Baseball Central™ (@BaseballCentraI) September 9, 2019
On the Agenda:
1. The Sleeper and the Bust DFS Contest
2. Quick Hits
3. Various News and Notes
4. Streaming Pitching Options
The Sleeper and the Bust DFS Contest
Every week the Sleeper and the Bust podcast hosts a DFS contest for the podcast. The winner gets a shoutout on the Roto Riteup and on the podcast as well as my and Paul Sporer’s hard earned cash. You can enter this week’s contest here:
Various News and Notes
Nico Hoerner made his MLB debut on Monday, going 3-for-5 with a triple and four RBI. Hoerner was considered one of the more polished products when he was drafted in 2018 and has performed well throughout his minor league career. He has a bit of pop, above average speed, and a plus hit tool. He should get a fair amount of playing time down the stretch with the Cubs dealing with injuries to both Javier Baez and Addison Russell.
Trent Grisham went 5-for-6 with a double and a triple in the win over the Marlins. Grisham has some prospect pedigree and a decent power/speed profile but tends to strike out a bit too much. He is going to play down the stretch, but has a crowded situation in the Brewers outfield and is more of a long term dynasty or keeper league asset.
The Mariners are calling up pitching prospect Justin Dunn. Dunn was a part of the Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano trade and has pitched well in AA this season, throwing 131.2 innings with over 10 strikeouts per nine and a 3.55 ERA. He is worth rostering in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed keeper formats.
Javier Baez is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a fractured thumb.
Reyes Moronta will undergo surgery this week on his labrum which will end his season.
Tony Watson is done for the season after being diagnosed with a fracture in his wrist.
Mike Trout underwent a procedure to address the foot injury he is dealing with. The procedure has a larger scary name that sounds worse than it is. The Angels seem hopeful that he will return before the end of the week.
Orlando Arcia has been placed on paternity leave.
Mike Tauchman is expected to miss 6-8 weeks which will end his season for fantasy players.
Streaming Pitching Options (Less than 50% owned)
Pitcher for Today: Nathan Eovaldi at TOR
Eovaldi went five in his last outing and has been better as of late as he builds up innings.
Pitcher for Tomorrow: CC Sabathia at DET
The Tigers are one of the worst teams in the Majors versus left-handed pitching.
Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.