Roto Riteup: September 22, 2021

On the Agenda: 

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


Closer Chaos

Tyler Rogers threw a scoreless inning and assisted in this fantastic double play to finish off the Padres and register the save on Tuesday night:

There was some speculation the Giants could turn to Dominc Leone or take a committee approach with Jake McGee on the IL and Rogers struggling a bit lately, but it appears clear that Rogers is the guy while McGee is out.


Quick Hits

Seth Beer will have shoulder surgery that will end his season. Beer is a former top prospect that played well in his five games in the Majors this year. He should be ready for the season next year and should compete for a job at first base or DH if the National league adds the designated hitter position in 2022. 


Cody Bellinger was placed on the IL with a rib fracture. He was going to try and play through the injury, but the Dodgers are hoping that he can be ready to play in the last week of the season since the move is retroactive to September 18th. 


Dylan Carlson left Tuesday’s game with an unknown injury. Carlson had played well in the game and sat during a double switch, so this may be nothing, but the Cardinals manager Mike Shlidt did not directly answer the question as to if he got hurt. Consider him day-to-day and keep an eye if he is in the lineup tomorrow. 


Various News and Notes

Cal Quantrill threw 6.2 innings in the victory over the Royals, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out six. Quantril has been fantastic in the second half, throwing 83 innings with a 1.73 ERA and 73 strikeouts. He has quietly become the Indians most reliable pitcher and may emerge as a top 30 pitcher coming into 2022. 


Nick Gordon went 3-for-5 with a home run and stolen base in the victory over the Cubs on Tuesday. 

Gordon has a little bit of pop and some speed but has profiled more as a swiss army knife than a full time regular. The Twins have an opportunity to see what they have in the 25-year-old, so he is an interesting play rest of the season especially with his multi-positional flexibility.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today: Joe Ryan at CHC

Ryan has pitched well and this is a nice matchup in an NL park. 

High Risk Options: Elieser Hernandez vs WAS, Reynaldo Lopez at DET, Merrill Kelly 켈리 vs ATL, Janson Junk vs HOU. 


Pitcher for Tomorrow: None

Short slate with no real good options.

High Risk Options: Alex Cobb vs HOU


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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