Roto Riteup: September 18, 2020

The Roto Riteup endorses this level of petty.

On the Agenda:
1. Quick Hits
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitchers

Quick Hits
The three game series between the Mariners and the Padres will be moved from Seattle to San Diego due to unhealthy air conditions.

Mike Yastrzemski left Thursday’s game with a calf issue. He is expected to undergo an MRI on Friday. Consider him day-to-day at this time.

Austin Meadows left Thursday’s game with oblique soreness. Meadows has struggled this year with COVID issues and injuries and now this may end his season. He will be a bounceback candidate for 2021, but is likely droppable unless we have a good report very quickly.

Dakota Hudson left Thursday’s game with an elbow injury. X-rays after the game were negative and he is expected to undergo an MRI on Friday, so consider him day-to-day for now.

Jean Segura left Thursday’s game with an elbow injury after being hit with a pitching versus the Mets. Consider him day-to-day for now.

 

Various News and Notes
Nathan Eovaldi threw five scoreless innings versus the Marlins on Thursday. This was Eovaldi’s second start off of the IL and he was able to stay in long enough to earn the win because of how efficiently he worked. He has a nice matchup versus the Orioles at home and is worth streaming.

Byron Buxton went 3-for-4 with two home runs versus the White Sox. Buxton has been on fire recently and now has 12 home runs and is hitting .270 on the season. There are more than a few concerns, however. A lot of Buxton’s draft value came from his stolen base upside, but came from his stolen base upside, but not only has Buxton only stolen one base on two attempts, the Twins aren’t running as a team. Buxton has also only has one walk all season and the average he has posted won’t sustain with a 52.5% o-swing, an 18% swinging strike rate and a below average contact percentage.

Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-4 with a home run versus the Phillies. Nimmo is hitting .372 with three home runs during the month of September. Nimmo is having an good, under the radar type season and has led off the majority of games for the Mets. He should be a nice price coming into next season.

Willi Castro went 1-for-3 with a home run versus the Indians. Castro has been great since making his major league debut, hitting .347/.381/.561 with five home runs in 106 plate appearances. The power has been a welcome surprise considering he has never hit more than 12 home runs in a season all throughout the minor leagues. He has yet to flash his speed which was supposed to be the thing that made him have some value in fantasy.

 

Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)
Pitcher for Today: Jaime Barria vs TEX
Barria has pitched well this season and has a great matchup versus the Rangers.

High Risk Options: Tejay Antone vs CHW

Pitcher for Tomorrow: None

High Risk Options: Mitch Keller vs STL, Kris Bubis at MIL, Luke Weaver at HOU.





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.

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jnovinger
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jnovinger

Justin, looks like you’re really, really trying to emphasize Buxton’s stolen base upside here:

> A lot of Buxton’s draft value came from his stolen base upside, but came from his stolen base upside, but not only has Buxton only stolen one base on two attempts, the Twins aren’t running as a team.

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butthole25

It’s true though, but true though, but not only does the error remain uncorrected, the readers aren’t reading as a group.