What’s On Second? (8/10/20-8/16/20)

Sometimes you are all set for the week. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start thinking about the future. This article takes a look ahead for the following week to see if maybe there are things to consider or players to stash that may not have as much value right now. Don’t forget to check out the companion article to this one, Who’s On First?

Upcoming Schedule

Schedule for 8/10/20-8/16/20
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
8/10 8/11 8/12 8/13 8/14 8/15 8/16
BAL OFF @PHI @PHI @PHI WSN WSN WSN
BOS TBR TBR TBR TBR @NYY @NYY @NYY
NYY OFF ATL ATL OFF BOS BOS BOS
TBR @BOS @BOS @BOS @BOS @TOR @TOR @TOR
TOR OFF MIA MIA OFF TBR TBR TBR
CHW @DET @DET @DET STL OFF STL STL
CLE OFF CHC CHC OFF @DET @DET @DET
DET CHW CHW CHW OFF CLE CLE CLE
KCR OFF @CIN @CIN OFF @MIN @MIN @MIN
MIN @MIL @MIL @MIL OFF KCR KCR KCR
HOU SFG SFG SFG OFF SEA SEA SEA
LAA OAK OAK OAK OFF LAD LAD LAD
OAK @LAA @LAA @LAA OFF @SFG @SFG @SFG
SEA @TEX @TEX @TEX OFF @HOU @HOU @HOU
TEX SEA SEA SEA OFF @COL @COL @COL
ATL @PHI @NYY @NYY OFF @MIA @MIA @MIA
MIA OFF @TOR @TOR OFF ATL ATL ATL
NYM WSN WSN WSN WSN @PHI @PHI @PHI
PHI ATL BAL BAL BAL NYM NYM NYM
WSN @NYM @NYM @NYM @NYM @BAL @BAL @BAL
CHC OFF @CLE @CLE MIL MIL MIL MIL
CIN OFF KCR KCR PIT PIT PIT PIT
MIL MIN MIN MIN @CHC @CHC @CHC @CHC
PIT @STL @STL @STL @CIN @CIN @CIN @CIN
STL PIT PIT PIT @CHW OFF @CHW @CHW
ARI @COL @COL @COL OFF SDP SDP SDP
COL ARI ARI ARI OFF TEX TEX TEX
LAD SDP SDP SDP SDP @LAA @LAA @LAA
SDP @LAD @LAD @LAD @LAD @ARI @ARI @ARI
SFG @HOU @HOU @HOU OFF OAK OAK OAK

 

Things to Consider
Most prospects teams are trying to get an extra year of service time are now eligible to come up. We have already seen a few and more should be coming soon.

The Blue Jays, Indians, and Marlins only play five games in Week 2.

The Diamondbacks and Rangers play in Colorado.

The Rockies are at home all week! The Reds, Yankees, Blue Jays, Tigers, Astros, Angels, and Phillies are also only playing at home this week.

The Rays, Royals, Athletics, Mariners, Braves, Nationals, Pirates, and Padres are all on the road all week.

Double Headers are only seven inning games.

 

Pickups
Nate LoweJi-Man Choi has been dreadful and the Rays have plans on doing damage this year and can’t afford to keep running him out there.

Daulton Varsho– Varsho is an offense only catcher that could be a top 5-10 catcher if he gets consistent playing time. Also has a Colorado series coming up.

Spencer Howard– Once the Phillies are back, I assume Howard will follow shortly after.

MacKenzie Gore– Maybe the most recent Joey Lucchesi blow up means Gore is coming soon?

Dylan Carlson– As soon as the Cardinals start playing, Carlson should be up.

Daniel Lynch and Jackson KowarKris Bubic is already up, but Lynch and Kowar aren’t far behind. Time for the Royals to see what they have in these young arms.

 

Likely Two-Start Pitchers Worth Considering
Daniel Ponce De Leon- He’s also in my Who’s on First Article this week with a good matchup if the Cardinals get to play this week.

Tyler Mahle– Gets Kansas City and Pittsburgh in a two step.

Cristian Javier– Impressive in his first start and gets San Francisco and Seattle in an amazing two-start week.

Randy Dobnak– If he stays in the rotation he get Milwaukee on the road and Kansas City at home.

We hoped you liked reading What’s On Second? (8/10/20-8/16/20) by Justin Mason!

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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.

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Are you going on vacation again? If so, I want the job providing u daily updates that i was too scared to apply for last year

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no.