Roto Riteup: September 6, 2022

I love when the camera catches these moments:

On the Agenda: 

  1. Sleeper and the Bust DK Contest
  2. Quick Hits
  3. Various News and Notes
  4. Streaming Pitchers


Sleeper and the Bust DK Contest

On most Tuesday’s and Friday’s and some other days, Paul Sporer and I will be doing a $5 draftkings game for anyone that is interested. Will add a link once available. 


Quick Hits
Giancarlo Stanton left Monday’s game after fouling a pitch off his foot. X-rays were negative so it appears he avoided serious injury. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Franchy Cordero left Monday’s game after colliding with the wall while trying to make a catch:


Franchy was carted off of the field and was diagnosed with a sprained ankle and is expected to undergo an MRI on Tuesday. Consider him day-to-day for now, but it sounds like he will hit the IL.

Brandon Drury was placed on the 7-Day concussion IL. Drury was hit by a pitch in the head. There is no timetable for his recovery.

Vidal Brujan left Monday’s game after being spiked at second base by Alex Verdugo.

The injury is not considered serious. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Austin Slater was placed on the IL with a dislocated pinkie/hand sprain. There is no timetable for his return.


Various News and Notes
Lewis Brinson went 2-for-5 with two home runs in the victory over the Dodgers on Monday.

Brinson was recently traded to the Giants and was called up. He is a former top prospect that has crushed the minors over and over again, but has struggled to make consistent contact in the Major leagues. The tools have never been in question, but if he can begin to make even close to league average contact, he could be a fantasy star.

Jose Suarez threw seven scoreless innings versus the Tigers, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out seven in the victory.

Suarez has been fantastic over his last seven starts, with a 1.76 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 41 innings pitched while getting five wins. Suarez has benefited from a great schedule during this stretch but his three previous starts before this one were against the Yankees, Rays and Mariners. He lines up with his next two starts being the Guardians and Rangers, so the schedule is still pretty favorable.

Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with a home run in the victory over the Mariners on Monday.

Andrus was released by the Athletics in mid-August, but has hit .303 with three home runs and a stolen base since August 19th since signing with the White Sox. Even better, he has been leading off for Chicago since the end of the month. Andrus doesn’t have a ton of upside, but in deeper leagues he has sneaky value.

CJ Abrams went 4-for-5 with a triple in the victory over the Cardinals

Abrams was one of the centerpieces of the Juan Soto trade at the deadline and was widely considered a top five prospect prior to the start of the season. Though he has struggled in his rookie season with San Diego and Washington, he is just 21-years-old and has a ton of upside still in the profile. He could be a steal in drafts next season as he will likely enter the year with a full time role on the rebuilding Nationals.


Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)

Pitcher for Today:  Eduardo Rodriguez at LAA

The last start wasn’t good, but it is a nice matchup and there is no reason he should be under 50% rostered. 

High Risk Options: Rich Hill at TB, Mike Mayers vs DET. 


Pitcher for Tomorrow: Bailey Falter vs MIA

Falter has quietly been great and has a fantastic matchup vs Miami. 

High Risk Options: Ken Wladichuk vs ATL, Tommy Henry at SD, Drew Hutchison at LAA, Javier Assad vs CIN. 

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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2 months ago

Abrams is a great pick. He looked really good against the Mets and has continued it into the Cardinals series. Folks will have prospect fatigue but he’s entering legit range.