Roto Riteup: September 14, 2021

I love charts like these:


On the Agenda: 

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


Quick Hits

John Gant left his start in the first inning with an abdominal strain. He is expected to go on the IL. 

Chris Paddack was placed on the IL with elbow inflammation. This is disappointing news as it likely means his season is over. Hopefully this won’t be an issue coming into next season. 

Jake Odorizzi left his start on Monday in the second inning with a foot injury. He is expected to undergo further testing on Tuesday. Consider him day-to-day at this time, but manager Dusty Baker stated that he was having trouble putting any weight on the foot so it sounds like this could be an IL stint that would likely end his season. 


Various News and Notes

According to manager Aaron Boone, Gio Urshela will become the regular shortstop moving forward. This move is more about Gleyber Torres moving to second base as Torres has struggled at shortstop defensively. This won’t have a ton of fantasy value for this season, but it means Urshela will gain shortstop eligibility next season and Torres might gain second base eligibility, which helps both of their values for 2022. 

Tommy La Stella went 1-for-3 with a leadoff home run in the victory over the Padres on Monday.

It has been a lost season for La Stella because of injuries, but he has been leading off for the Giants over the last week and now has two homers in his last two games started. If he continues to hit and lead off for the Giants that will have tremendous value down the stretch and he is widely available in most mixed league formats.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today:  Joe Ryan vs CLE

Ryan was very impressive in his last start and gets a nice matchup here. 

High Risk Options: Tony Gonsolin vs ARI, Jesus Luzardo at WAS, Luke Weaver at LAD, Wily Peralta vs MIL, Dillon Peters vs CIN


Pitcher for Tomorrow: Alec Mills at PHI

Not the easiest of matchups but Mills has been pitching well of late. 

High Risk Options: Michael Pineda vs CLE, Antonio Senzatela at ATL, Jon Lester at NYM. 

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 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, 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.

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8 months ago

Is Pineda pitching tomorrow? I thought he was going friday

8 months ago
Reply to  nrbg27

Jax tomorrow per the Twins’ official website, Pineda expected to go Friday in Toronto following the off day.