Have you ever seen them both at the same place at the same time?
Justin Turner killing bugs vs. Tormund Giantsbane killing the Lord of Bones, Mechanics. pic.twitter.com/N13N8L7RDY
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 8, 2019
I thought not.
On the Agenda:
1. Quick Hits
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitching Options
Various News and Notes
Sandy Alcantara threw a complete game versus the Royals, striking out eight and only allowing four hits and two walks in the outing. Alcantara has been great down the stretch, sporting a 2.77 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 48.2 innings pitched since the beginning of August. His performance has largely gone under the radar and he is still available in shallower formats.
Scott Kingery had a combo meal (#06010), stealing a base and hitting a home run versus the Mets. Kingery has had his season slowed down by injury, but is quietly putting together a nice season, hitting .267 with 18 home runs and 11 stolen bases. Depending on formats, he should have at least 3B and OF eligibility next year and could also have eligibility at SS and 2B, making him a valuable commodity for 2020.
Christin Stewart hit a home run on Sunday versus the A’s. Stewart struggled in his initial call ups with the Tigers, but he is getting an opportunity to play now with the club in rebuild mode. There is plenty of power and a great eye in his profile, so he is worth a gamble in deeper formats.
The A’s are expected to promote top pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo to the Major Leagues on Monday. He should slot right into their rotation and is a must pick up in all formats.
The Red Sox have fired General Manager Dave Dombroski.
Mike Tauchmann was removed from the game on Sunday with a leg injury. For more on this injury, let’s get instant reaction from FanGraphs’ own Alex Chamberlain:
— Alex Chamberlain (@DolphHauldhagen) September 9, 2019
The Dodgers are moving Julio Urias back to the bullpen.
The Yankees are not expected to promote top pitching prospect Delvi Garcia to the Majors before the end of the season.
Max Kepler left Sunday’s game with a chest injury. This is the same issue he had last week. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Addison Russell left Sunday’s game with a head injury. Russell was hit in the head with a pitch earlier in the game but stayed in. However, at some point he wasn’t feeling right, so he was removed. There is a chance he could end up on the 7-Day IL with a concussion.
Kevin Kiermaier left Sunday’s game with neck spasms. He is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Streaming Pitching Options (Less than 50% owned)
Pitcher for Tomorrow: None
There are only two pitchers that qualify under 50%. One is in the high-risk section.
High Risk Options: Patrick Sandoval vs CLE.
Pitcher for Tomorrow: Nathan Eovaldi at TOR
Eovaldi went five in his last outing and has been better as of late as he builds up innings.
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.