Roto Riteup: June 21, 2022

I was watching this live and still don’t know how to catch this:

On the agenda:

  1. Sleeper and the Bust DK مسابقة Competition
  2. COVID issues
  3. quick beats
  4. Various news and notes
  5. running pitchers

Sleeper and the Bust DK مسابقة Competition

Most Tuesdays, Fridays, and some other days, Paul Sporer and I will do work 5 dollar kings game for anyone interested.

COVID issues

Tanner Hook will not be with the Red Sox as they travel to Toronto early next week. Hawk has not been vaccinated and therefore cannot enter Canada, so the Red Sox will have to resort to options on the ninth. John Schreiber, Hansel Robles, and Matt Seerah are the likely candidates.

quick beats

Zach Thompson was placed on IL with forearm irritation. Anytime you hear the crank it’s worrisome, but the hacker thinks he’ll be able to come back after a minimum stay, so hopefully that won’t lead to more problems.

Jeff McNeill left Monday’s game with a hamstring problem. The Mets describes him as tight and thinks it will be day in and day out at this time, but he is expected to have an MRI on Tuesday.

Aaron Ashby was put on a ile with a forearm infection. This was an issue as Ashby was on his way to making his next start. This move is retroactive to June 17, but I don’t expect him to come back once he’s qualified.

Tyler O’Neill was placed on IL with a hamstring strain. This is disappointing as the Cardinals said his dismissal on Sunday was a precaution, but that is clearly not the case. I hope he doesn’t miss too much time, but in his absence, Juan Ypez should get more time.

J.D. Davis was injured in the game on Monday after hitting his hand on a pitch. Davis was able to play through it, but received x-rays after the game which were negative. Take it day in and day out for now.

Trayce Thompson traded from Tigers to Dodgers for cash. Thompson would be a short choice for a side faction in Los Angeles while outgoing Mookie Betts and has little fancy value other than being Klay Thompson’s brother.

Yoan Moncada was placed on IL with a hamstring strain. This move is retroactive to June 18.

Manuel Margo left Monday’s match after crashing hard into a wall while trying to jump.

Margot had to be taken off the field and the word is he will be missed for a long period of time.

Various news and notes

Josh Lowe was called up on Monday by the Tampa Bay Rays. Lowe struggled in his first run for the Rays after taking the team out of spring training, taking 38% of the time, but he went to the Palace and after an early struggle there, he lowered his strike rate and showed the power and speed we know exist in profile. However, swing and miss are still in profile as he struggles in the area at high speed and that was evident when he scored twice in his first game. This is somewhat tolerable as Gerrit Cole has been dealing, but until he fixes the swing and gets it wrong, he’ll continue his massive ups and downs.

David Peterson threw 5.1 goalless innings against the Marlins, allowing only six hits and two while hitting seven.

Peterson was great, especially with the passer who had a puff rating of 53. I don’t necessarily think Peterson is making a huge move considering the Marlins are the worst team in the league for a left throw, but it was nice to see.

AAA’s CJ Abrams was called up on Monday. With Manny Machado injured, Padres needed some extra depth in the roster and Abrams had a bit of a climb to help cover the loss. Abrams struggled hard in his first majors taste, but he dominated the AAA, scoring .314/.364/.507 with seven home runs and a 10-base steal in 65 plate appearances. There is a risk for any 21-year-old playing at Majors, but Abrams has a huge advantage and a chance for Machado to be even better.

Flowing jugs (<50% at CBS)

Jug of the day: Reid Detmers vs KC

Good compatibility and better Detmers lately.

High-Risk Options: James Kaprielian vs SEA, Rich HIll vs DET, Erick Fedde at BAL, Jon Heasley at LAA

Urn Tomorrow: Chad Cole at the Museum of Islamic Art

Kuhl has been doing well quietly this year, but on the road the strikes have been great. He’s having a nice game in Miami.

High-Risk Options: CHW’s Ross Stripling, Tyler Wells against WAS, Patrick Corbin at BAL, Daniel Lynch at LAA.

For those of you who would like to know how these shots work, I have a document I put together to track stats from recommended shooters. It does not include “high-risk options”.