Roto Riteup: September 24, 2016

Sometimes, on Saturday, a man’s just gotta watch some baseball.

On the agenda:
1. Various News and Notes
2. Streaming Pitcher Options

Various News and Notes

Chris Archer turned in another quality start yesterday, making it seven straight for the right-hander. Heading into the streak, his ERA was 4.39, a number that has since dropped to 4.02. In a poor overall season for both himself and his team, Archer may be showing signs of life heading into the 2016-2017 draft preparation season.

Michael Conforto had a lovely night for the Mets, popping a homer and a double. Since the beginning of September — granted, mostly as a pinch-hitter and in 35 plate appearances — the left-handed hitter has a .400+ OBP. While he had a really bad stretch that led to a demotion, Conforto’s wRC+ on the year is still 98, and he has the profile of a successful hitter. Conforto will make for an intriguing last-round grab next year,

Zack Greinke had an MRI on his shoulder yesterday, and luckily it came back clean. However, the D’Backs are going to give him a break for his next turn anyway, and this handsome author believes he won’t see the field again for the rest of the season. If a new regime takes over in the new few weeks, they may try to shop the right-hander’s contact, but odds are they will find no takers.

Adam Eaton smashed into the fence while chasing down a ball last night and was removed from the game. It may be precautionary, or it may be something more serious; there’s no telling at the time of writing. Eaton has been somewhat of a five-category contributor this year — as he was last year — as has become one of the more steady outfielders out there.

Jake Arrieta had his first excellent start since mid-June, going seven strong yesterday against the Cardinals, striking out 10 red birds. Arrieta may end the year with a sub-3.00 ERA for the third straight year, but he clearly hasn’t been the same. He’s still a front-line starter, just not an otherworldly one.


Streaming Pitcher Options
If you enjoy streaming pitchers or play DFS, tune into the Roto Riteup for recommendations each and every day.

A pitcher for today: Alex Reyes at CHC (Jason Hammel)
Reyes has allowed three earned over 17-plus innings as a starter, striking out 17. Give him a chance, even against the Cubs.

A pitcher for tomorrow: Taijuan Walker at MIN (Hector Santiago)
Walker still has rough edges, but he may have figured something out recently, so take a chance.

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Zach is the creator and co-author of RotoGraphs' Roto Riteup series, and RotoGraphs' second-longest tenured writer. You can follow him on twitter.

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Alcántara or Gilmartin today? Thanks