Roto Riteup: September 20, 2021

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On the Agenda: 

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


Closer Chaos

Garrett Richards threw a perfect ninth inning to get the save against the Orioles on Sunday. Richards has been fantastic since going into the bullpen for Boston and with Garrett Whitlock leaving the game injured today, Richards could emerge as the top option for the Red Sox moving forward, but I thoroughly expect it to be a committee rest of the way anyhow. 


Quick Hits

Jake Arrieta left his start on Sunday with a groin strain. Consider him day-to-day for now. 


Kyle Tucker left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury. The Astros are describing it as discomfort, so hopefully it isn’t too serious. 


Various News and Notes

Wily Peralta threw seven scoreless innings in the victory over the Rays, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out three. Peralta pitched through trouble a couple of times and was visited by the trainer early in the game, but was able to work through it to throw a gem. Peralta has been really good this season, posting a 3.04 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP in spite of not striking out many batters. The underlying numbers don’t support what he is doing, but ride the hot streak to the end. 

Logan Gilbert threw seven innings in the victory over the Royals, allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out five.

After hitting a rookie wall in the month of August, Gilbert has been great over his last four starts, throwing 22.1 with just five earned runs while striking out 23. His strong finish should give people plenty of reasons to push him up the ADP heading into 2022.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today:  None

Options are just too risky for me. 

High Risk Options: Tyler Anderson at OAK, Brady Singer at CLE, Shane Baz at CLE, A.J. Alexy at NYY, Jaime Barria vs HOU, Dillon Peters at CIN. 


Pitcher for Tomorrow: Luke Weaver vs ATL

Weaver has pitched well since coming off the IL and he is at home. 

High Risk Options: Mitch Keller at CIN, Alex Mills vs MIN, Drew Rasmussen vs TOR. 


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 other periodic articles. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for, and the owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.

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