TheRotofeed http://feed.informer.com/digests/5OVEQCRACH/feeder TheRotofeed Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:53:44 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Top 50 Corner Infielders for 2020 Fantasy Baseball: Rest of Season https://razzball.com/top-50-corner-infielders-for-2020-fantasy-baseball-weeks-4-5/ Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com urn:uuid:74bccd83-47cd-8dd3-7b79-366b84727551 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:00:45 +0000 Ranking players is particularly difficult in a 60-game season. Typically, I avoid playing the hot hand, instead choosing to stick with my stars. If I bench <strong>Pete Alonso</strong> for <strong>Jesús Aguilar</strong>, and then Alonso ends his rut by hitting two homers that night, I would feel foolish. I'm not implying that, by any means, I prefer Aguilar to Alonso. But hot and cold streaks are real and, in such a short season, we <em>have</em> to take advantage of them to be successful. As a result, I decided to shake things up in this edition of my corner infielder rankings. 2020 Fantasy Baseball Top 50 Corner Infielders Dan Richards Christina Aguilera’s new Mulan single may not be ‘Reflection,’ but it’s still fire https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/christina-aguileras-mulan-loyal-brave-true/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:a79e8493-ca2d-d9d3-ea8a-003a8308adda Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:56:10 +0000 <p>Christina Aguilera dropped a new single for the live-action Mulan. If you watched Disney&#8217;s Mulan when it first released in 1998, then you already know that Christina Aguilera was a part of that movie in some small way. Her voice brought the passion and fire to the single, &#8216;Reflection.&#8221; And that is a song that [&#8230;]</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/christina-aguileras-mulan-loyal-brave-true/">Christina Aguilera’s new Mulan single may not be &#8216;Reflection,&#8217; but it&#8217;s still fire</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 300+ Sites</a></p> Movies Music Kimberley Spinney Shame on everyone sleeping on the Broncos in 2020 https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/shame-everyone-sleeping-broncos-2020/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:68f4fcb7-d9a4-6b40-56eb-4674f4ce27fa Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:40:45 +0000 <p>The Broncos have one of the league&#8217;s most skilled rosters. In 2019, the Broncos were a little bit all over the place. They started the season with Joe Flacco at quarterback, who went 2-6 in his eight starts in Denver. They then made the transition to rookie Brandon Allen, who went 1-2 in his starts. [&#8230;]</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/shame-everyone-sleeping-broncos-2020/">Shame on everyone sleeping on the Broncos in 2020</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 300+ Sites</a></p> Denver Broncos NFL Max Smith FanDuel: Cruz Ship https://razzball.com/fanduel-cruz-ship-2/ Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com urn:uuid:f6b92d48-9dcc-bb03-de9b-cd3355df5406 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:30:28 +0000 <strong>Nelson Cruz</strong> ($4,000) is once again proving his doubters wrong at 40 years old, as he's got a 161 wRC+ this season. Cruz's 18 RBI are tied for fourth across baseball, and you should expect more production tonight out of the Twins three-hole. Opposing starter Jakob Junis had a 5.28 ERA last year and Cruz gets to face him in a hitter-friendly environment at home. Invest in Cruz as a standalone play or as part of a Twins stack and cruise to the cash on FanDuel. <i>New to </i><a href="https://www.fanduel.com/razzball-mlb-offer" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><i>FanDuel</i></a><i>? Scared of feeling like a small fish in a big pond? Well, be sure to read our content and subscribe to the </i><a href="https://razzball.com/membership-account/subscriptions/?pa=troyklauder" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><i>DFSBot </i></a><i>for your daily baseball plays. Just remember to </i><a href="https://www.fanduel.com/razzball-mlb-offer" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><i>sign up through us</i></a><i> before jumping into the fray. It’s how we know you care!</i> 2020 Fantasy Baseball DFS Fanduel Cesar Hernandez Eugenio Suarez Framber Valdez Gerrit Cole Gleyber Torres Lance Lynn Michael Conforto Nelson Cruz Nick Solak Salvador Perez Tommy Pham TroyKlauder What the Travis Kelce contract means for Chiefs cap situation https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/travis-kelce-contract-chiefs-cap-situation/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:c265c6f0-b3ca-05c7-ff98-6cec634f7c2e Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:23:06 +0000 <p>The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Travis Kelce to a contract extension, but how does the deal affect their cap situation? On the heels of the deal the San Francisco 49ers gave George Kittle, the Kansas City Chief signed tight end Travis Kelce to a four-year, $57 million contract extension on Thursday with $25 or [&#8230;]</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/travis-kelce-contract-chiefs-cap-situation/">What the Travis Kelce contract means for Chiefs cap situation</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 300+ Sites</a></p> Kansas City Chiefs Brad Berreman Ramon Laureano’s Suspension Reduced To Four Games https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/08/ramon-laureano-athletics-suspension-reduced-four-games.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:85bf6339-587c-1316-4ab3-a05cd2396d87 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:21:05 +0000 Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano&#8217;s six-game suspension has been reduced to four games after he appealed the punishment earlier this week, ESPN&#8217;s Jeff Passan reports (via Twitter). He&#8217;ll begin serving that four-game ban tonight. Major League Baseball initially brought forth a six-game punishment after Laureano charged the Astros&#8217; dugout during Sunday&#8217;s game. He&#8217;d been plunked twice&#8230; <p>Athletics outfielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/laurera01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Ramon Laureano</a></strong>&#8217;s six-game suspension has been reduced to four games after he appealed the punishment earlier this week, ESPN&#8217;s Jeff Passan reports (<a href="https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1294305302733611008" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">via Twitter</a>). He&#8217;ll begin serving that four-game ban tonight.</p> <p>Major League Baseball initially brought forth a six-game punishment after Laureano charged the Astros&#8217; dugout during Sunday&#8217;s game. He&#8217;d been plunked twice that game and three times in the series, and Laureano was rather clearly goaded by Astros hitting coach <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cintral01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Alex Cintron</a></strong>, who has been suspended 20 games as a result of his role in inciting the benches-clearing fracas.</p> <p>The extra two games of Laureano are no small perk for the A&#8217;s, who&#8217;ve gotten out to a 13-6 start and currently lead the AL West by four games. Laureano has gotten out to a .262/.398/.462 start at the plate while playing excellent defense. The A&#8217;s can turn to either <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/canhama01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Mark Canha</a></strong> or <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pindech01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Chad Pinder</a></strong> if they prefer to stick with options already on the 28-man roster. If they plan to dip into their 60-man player pool, the A&#8217;s have <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/fowledu01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Dustin Fowler</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=barrer000lui&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Luis Barrera</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/boltsk01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Skye Bolt</a></strong> as alternatives who are already on the 40-man roster.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=rYYbgnycz7c:WwRxISBut9A:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Oakland Athletics Ramon Laureano Steve Adams Kevin Durant and Odell Beckham Jr. make cameos in Drake’s new music video https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/kevin-durant-odell-beckham-jr-cameo-drake-music-video/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:316c3a64-cd58-0145-d735-6893b64e56a8 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:19:47 +0000 <p>The Toronto native had some notable athletes cameo in his sports-driven video that dropped Friday. It is well known by many that Drake is an avid sports fan. He is a diehard Toronto Raptors fan, mentions numerous athletes in his song lyrics, and has become close friends with many big names in the sports world. [&#8230;]</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/kevin-durant-odell-beckham-jr-cameo-drake-music-video/">Kevin Durant and Odell Beckham Jr. make cameos in Drake&#8217;s new music video</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 300+ Sites</a></p> Music NBA NFL William Ricks Frank Reich should be your pick for Coach of the Year in 2020 https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/frank-reich-pick-coach-year-2020/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:3824c525-a056-a460-4aba-78d5397abbed Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:15:21 +0000 <p>Frank Reich and the Colts could be in for a terrific 2020 season. Frank Reich arrived in Indianapolis with the fanbase already a little trepidacious. Despite serving as offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, Colts fans were still questioning the organization&#8217;s second choice for head coach after Josh McDaniels chose to back [&#8230;]</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/frank-reich-pick-coach-year-2020/">Frank Reich should be your pick for Coach of the Year in 2020</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 300+ Sites</a></p> Indianapolis Colts Mike Luciano NHL Playoffs: Blues vs. Canucks Game 1 preview, stream, start time, TV channel and more https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/nhl-playoffs-blues-vs-canucks-game-1-preview-stream-start-time-tv-channel/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:6aa3f847-aed6-533e-8423-4d85b76a47fe Fri, 14 Aug 2020 16:12:47 +0000 <p>The upstart Vancouver Canucks kept the St. Louis Blues on their toes in game one and skated away with a convincing 5-2 victory. It&#8217;s been a rocky start to the playoffs for the defending champs, who are looking to bounce back in Game 2. It has been a rough go of it for the St. [&#8230;]</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/nhl-playoffs-blues-vs-canucks-game-1-preview-stream-start-time-tv-channel/">NHL Playoffs: Blues vs. Canucks Game 1 preview, stream, start time, TV channel and more</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 300+ Sites</a></p> NHL Mike Zawisza 5-star Georgia signee Kelee Ringo undergoes surgery and will miss start of season https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/georgia-football-kelee-ringo-surgery-miss-start-season/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:80cb8d5d-b477-8b76-0819-900f1ee1c47e Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:57:02 +0000 <p>Kelee Ringo won&#8217;t be playing for Georgia football right out of the gate. It may be a little while before Kelee Ringo makes his Georgia football debut. According to Dayne Young of UGASports.com, &#8220;Georgia defensive back&#160;Kelee Ringo had shoulder surgery this week to repair a torn labrum, sources tell UGASports.com. He is out indefinitely as [&#8230;]</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/georgia-football-kelee-ringo-surgery-miss-start-season/">5-star Georgia signee Kelee Ringo undergoes surgery and will miss start of season</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 300+ Sites</a></p> NCAA Football John Buhler NHL Playoffs: Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Game 2 preview, stream, start time, TV channel and more https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/nhl-playoffs-philadelphia-flyers-vs-montreal-canadiens-game-2-preview-stream-start-time-tv-channel/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:9aecc648-4217-833e-5d4f-d5c12abd43f4 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:54:54 +0000 <p>The Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens played host to a goaltender&#8217;s duel in game one of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series. Will game two feature similar virtuosic performances in net? Heading into game one, the storyline of the Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens matchup was of the young Carter Hart going head-to-head against his childhood [&#8230;]</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/nhl-playoffs-philadelphia-flyers-vs-montreal-canadiens-game-2-preview-stream-start-time-tv-channel/">NHL Playoffs: Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Game 2 preview, stream, start time, TV channel and more</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 300+ Sites</a></p> NHL Playoff Preview Mike Zawisza Astros Activate Yordan Alvarez https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/08/astros-activate-yordan-alvarez.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:78201da2-b7a6-80d9-d28e-a9fd8c0a44b5 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:24:40 +0000 The Astros announced Friday that they&#8217;ve activated designated hitter Yordan Alvarez from the injured list. Righty Nivaldo Rodriguez was optioned to the team&#8217;s alternate training site to make space on the 28-man roster. This will mark the 2020 debut for Alvarez, last year&#8217;s American League Rookie of the Year. The 23-year-old has yet to suit&#8230; <p>The Astros announced Friday that they&#8217;ve activated designated hitter <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/alvaryo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Yordan Alvarez</a></strong> from the injured list. Righty <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rodrini01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Nivaldo Rodriguez</a></strong> was optioned to the team&#8217;s alternate training site to make space on the 28-man roster. This will mark the 2020 debut for Alvarez, last year&#8217;s American League Rookie of the Year. The 23-year-old has yet to suit up for the &#8217;Stros after also missing all of Summer Camp.</p> <p>Alvarez burst onto the scene in 2019, appearing in 87 games down the stretch and overpowering opposing pitchers with a gaudy .313/.412/.655 batting line, 27 home runs and 26 doubles in just 369 trips to the plate. He served primarily as a designated hitter, which is likely to be his primary role with the club moving forward, but Alvarez does experience at first base and in left field. Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle <a href="https://twitter.com/Chandler_Rome/status/1294289231947485189" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">tweets</a>, however, that Astros skipper <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=baker-000dus&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Dusty Baker</a></strong> said this week that Alvarez won&#8217;t be playing the outfield when he returns. That could make it tough to get Alvarez and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/brantmi02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Michael Brantley</a></strong> in the lineup early, as Brantley has been hobbled by a quadriceps issue and working as the Houston DH recently.</p> <p>The return of Alvarez is a boon for an Astros roster that has been ravaged by injury and underperformance throughout the season. <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/verlaju01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Justin Verlander</a></strong> is sidelined for a yet-to-be-determined chunk of time owing to a forearm strain, and closer <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/osunaro01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Roberto Osuna</a></strong> is dealing with a UCL injury that could necessitate Tommy John surgery. Pitchers <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/u/urquijo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jose Urquidy</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/peacobr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brad Peacock</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pruitau01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Austin Pruitt</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/armenro01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Rogelio Armenteros</a></strong>, <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/biagijo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Joe Biagini</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/perezci01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Cionel Perez</a></strong> are all on the injured list as well, and star center fielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/springe01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">George Springer</a></strong> has been slowed by a wrist strain over the past week.</p> <p>The result is an Astros club that currently sits third in the AL West at 8-10. Houston&#8217;s collective .238/.330/.403 batting line translates to a 106 wRC+ that ranks ninth among big league teams. The pitching staff ranks 11th in ERA (4.09) but 20th in FIP (4.46) and 25th in xFIP (4.77). The Astros trail the division-leading Athletics (13-6) by four and a half games and the second-place Rangers (8-9) by half a game.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=jIk-hr-t_rs:PobykXxqhpw:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Houston Astros Newsstand Nivaldo Rodriguez Yordan Alvarez Steve Adams It sure sounds like Gregg Popovich will be back next year https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/gregg-popovich-back-next-year/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:e64c6d3a-9b73-554d-55f9-53001d90601f Fri, 14 Aug 2020 15:10:43 +0000 <p>Gregg Popovich will likely be back with the Spurs next season. The San Antonio Spurs, who picked up five championships over the last two decades thanks to Gregg Popovich&#8217;s &#252;ber-consistent style of coaching, will not be in the playoffs in 2020, as their porous defense that ranked 25th in the NBA wasn&#8217;t good enough to [&#8230;]</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/gregg-popovich-back-next-year/">It sure sounds like Gregg Popovich will be back next year</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 300+ Sites</a></p> San Antonio Spurs Mike Luciano Mookie Betts should’ve been batting leadoff this whole time https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/mookie-betts-batting-leadoff-whole-time/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:73c42037-7137-4e3b-ac59-d164cf1e7f88 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:31:29 +0000 <p>After his three home run game Thursday night, it&#8217;s clear Mookie Betts should&#8217;ve been hitting leadoff the whole time. The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 11-2 on Thursday night. Outfielder Mookie Betts led the offensive charge from the leadoff spot, going 4-for-4 with three home runs, four runs scored and five RBI. [&#8230;]</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/mookie-betts-batting-leadoff-whole-time/">Mookie Betts should&#8217;ve been batting leadoff this whole time</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 300+ Sites</a></p> Los Angeles Dodgers Brad Berreman Otto Wallin on growth from Tyson Fury bout and Anthony Joshua’s power https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/otto-wallin-tyson-fury-bout-anthony-joshua-power/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:179b337b-2334-60b6-30c4-92fc72627a90 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:25:58 +0000 <p>Otto Wallin fights for the first time since losing a decision to Tyson Fury. Wallin learned a lot from the loss, and he&#8217;s ready to show he&#8217;s an elite boxer. As Otto Wallin goes into his heavyweight boxing bout against Travis Kauffman on Saturday, Aug. 15, he&#8217;s ironically more confident since losing his first professional [&#8230;]</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com/2020/08/14/otto-wallin-tyson-fury-bout-anthony-joshua-power/">Otto Wallin on growth from Tyson Fury bout and Anthony Joshua&#8217;s power</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided</a> - <a rel="nofollow" href="https://fansided.com">FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle &amp; Technology - 300+ Sites</a></p> Boxing Jeremy C. Herriges Mets Notes: Rotation, Rosario, Gimenez, Peterson https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/08/mets-notes-rotation-rosario-gimenez-peterson.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:16d23edf-a385-9414-d5d4-5b9130d40019 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 14:16:33 +0000 Robert Gsellman&#8217;s first start as a member of the Mets&#8217; rotation this week lasted just two innings, as the right-hander is still getting stretched out after opening the year in the bullpen. But manager Luis Rojas expressed confidence this week that the righty can &#8220;have some stamina for us&#8221; and &#8220;give us that depth to&#8230; <p><strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gsellro01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Robert Gsellman</a></strong>&#8217;s first start as a member of the Mets&#8217; rotation this week lasted just two innings, as the right-hander is still getting stretched out after opening the year in the bullpen. But manager Luis Rojas expressed confidence this week that the righty can &#8220;have some stamina for us&#8221; and &#8220;give us that depth to start a game&#8221; as he builds up (<a href="https://www.mlb.com/mets/news/robert-gsellman-to-be-stretched-out-as-starter" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">link via MLB.com&#8217;s Anthony DiComo</a>). The 27-year-old Gsellman said he &#8220;felt like a little kid again&#8221; as he prepped for his first start since 2017, and DiComo notes that a move back into the rotation has long been something for which Gsellman has hoped. Righty <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lugose01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Seth Lugo</a></strong>, too, has expressed interest in getting back into a starter&#8217;s role, but the Mets are more reluctant to alter his role given the resounding success he&#8217;s enjoyed as a late-inning weapon in recent years. Lugo has a career 2.50 ERA out of the &#8217;pen and has punched out 28.3 percent of the hitters he&#8217;s faced in a relief role. Those numbers dip to 4.06 and 19.2 percent, respectively, in a nearly equal sample of innings as a starter.</p> <p>More on the Mets&#8230;</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rosaram01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Amed Rosario</a></strong> has struggled to begin the season while top prospect <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gimenan01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Andres Gimenez</a></strong> has thrived in his early looks at shortstop. However, Rojas told reporters yesterday that Rosario is still the team&#8217;s starting shortstop (<a href="https://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/david-lennon/mets-shortstop-andres-gimenez-amed-rosario-1.48090309" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">link via Newsday&#8217;s David Lennon</a>). Rosario was out of action due to what the Mets termed as a stomach illness, but Rojas acknowledged after the game that the team is also &#8220;looking to get him back on track&#8221; at the plate. Rosario is hitting .207/.207/.310 to Gimenez&#8217;s .286/.327/.388. Gimenez has also played sharp defense and is tied for the MLB lead with five steals, but for now, it seems as though he&#8217;ll continue to slot in around the diamond. That could mean a move back to second base once Rosario is well enough to return to the lineup, but a changing of the guard at shortstop still doesn&#8217;t sound imminent. Gimenez, 20, has been generally considered to be among MLB&#8217;s top 100 prospects for the past couple of seasons, although Rosario himself was regarded as an elite prospect prior to his own ascension to the Majors.</li> <li>Left-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/search/search.fcgi?pid=peterda01,peters012dav&amp;search=David+Peterson&amp;utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">David Peterson</a></strong> exited yesterday&#8217;s outing after just 74 pitches and revealed that he&#8217;s dealing with some shoulder fatigue (<a href="https://nypost.com/2020/08/13/david-petersons-shoulder-fatigue-leads-to-quick-mets-exit-vs-nationals/" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">link via Mike Puma of the New York Post</a>). Peterson, the Mets&#8217; first-round pick back in 2017, had held the Nationals to a run one hit and a pair of walks through five strong innings. He said after the game that he&#8217;s not concerned with his shoulder issue. The Mets can ill afford any further hits to their rotation, particularly a loss of Peterson, who has been a godsend in the absence of <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/syndeno01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Noah Syndergaard</a></strong> and <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/stromma01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Marcus Stroman</a></strong>. 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Don’t forget to check your lineups before lock.<span id="more-125155"></span></p> <p><strong>AGENDA</strong><br /> <strong>1. The Daily Overlay DK Contest</strong><br /> <strong>2. Casual Weather</strong><br /> <strong>3. Favorite Stacks</strong><br /> <strong>4. Favorite Hitting Plays</strong><br /> <strong>5. Favorite Pitching Plays</strong><!--more--></p> <p><strong>1. The Daily Overlay DK Contest</strong><br /> Join our contest running on Tuesday’s and Friday’s all season long! Take the money of Justin Mason, Paul Sporer and other fantasy analysts in this fun contest! Next season we will make a DFS League if there is interest.</p> <p>Join the Daily Overlay’s Draftkings contest here: <a href="https://www.draftkings.com/contest/draftteam/89766293">https://www.draftkings.com/contest/draftteam/89766293</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>2. Casual Weather</strong><br /> PIT at CIN- 40% chance of rain with thunderstorms at game time. It should get better later so expect a potential delay.</p> <p>KC at MIN- 60% chance of rain at game time. Risky.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>3. Favorite Stacks</strong><br /> Rangers versus <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=16377&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ryan Castellani</a>. Castellani pitched well in his first start, but in Colorado, I am always willing to stack against a young pitcher.</p> <p>Athletics versus <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=6893&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Johnny Cueto</a>. Cueto is not the pitcher he used to be and the A’s are hot.</p> <p>Left-handed Indians versus <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1994&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ivan Nova</a>&#8211; Nova is an easy pitcher to pick on especially with how awful he looked in his last start.</p> <p>Twins versus <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=13619&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jakob Junis</a>. The Twins are a stack possibility against anyone and Junis is giving up a ton of hard contact.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>4. Favorite Hitting Plays</strong><br /> Catcher (Expensive): None. Not a day to pay up for a catcher.<br /> Catcher (Punt/Value): <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=15941&amp;position=1B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Austin Nola</a> vs HOU. Nola is crushing lefties and is going up against <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=19447&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Patrick Sandoval</a>. Also consider <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=6887&amp;position=C" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Martin Maldonado</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=5275&amp;position=C" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Francisco Cervelli</a>, and <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=13755&amp;position=C" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tomas Nido</a>.</p> <p>1B (Expensive): <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/players.aspx?lastname=Matt%20Olson" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Matt Olson</a> at SF.<br /> 1B (Punt/Value): Dom Smith at PHI. Smith is hot right now and gets rookie <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=23252&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Spencer Howard</a> in his second start after a shaky debut. Also consider <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=18042&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dylan Moore</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=9054&amp;position=1B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Justin Smoak</a>, and <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=3516&amp;position=1B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Eric Hosmer</a>.</p> <p>2B (Expensive): <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=20003&amp;position=2B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Keston Hiura</a> at CHC.<br /> 2B (Punt/Value): <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=18036&amp;position=1B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jake Cronenworth</a> at ARI. Cronenworth should be back in against a righty and has been great in this small sample. Also consider <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=19950&amp;position=2B/SS" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Andres Gimenez</a></p> <p>3B (Expensive): <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=5235&amp;position=3B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Justin Turner</a> at LAA<br /> 3B (Punt/Value): <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=21618&amp;position=3B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Alec Bohm</a> vs NYM. Bohm has a tough matchup, but it’s rare to find this kind of upside at $2,100. Also consider <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=12179&amp;position=3B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Maikel Franco</a> and <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=15117&amp;position=3B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hunter Dozier</a>.</p> <p>SS (Expensive): <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=798&amp;position=3B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fernando Tatis</a> at ARI<br /> SS (Punt/Value): Andres Gimenez at PHI. Gimenez is quietly putting up a really nice start to his career and is way too cheap in a decent matchup.</p> <p>OF (Expensive): <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=13611&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Mookie Betts</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/players.aspx?lastname=Nelson%20Cruz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nelson Cruz</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=11477&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Christian Yelich</a>, Shin Soo Choo, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=12144&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Max Kepler</a><br /> OF (Punt/Value): <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=15274&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Mike Tauchman</a>n, Dylan Moore, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=14161&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Byron Buxton</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=12927&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Brandon Nimmo</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=17919&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ian Happ</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=16221&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bradley Zimmer</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=16375&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Oscar Mercado</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=27461&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Shogo Akiyama</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>5. Favorite Pitching Plays</strong><br /> Cash Games: <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=10954&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jacob deGrom</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=13125&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Gerrit Cole</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=2036&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Clayton Kershaw</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=11156&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Merrill Kelly</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=12768&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Sonny Gray</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=17295&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Framber Valdez</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=14309&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Frankie Montas</a>,</p> <p>Tournament: Jacob deGrom, Gerrit Cole, Clayton Kershaw, Merrill Kelly, Sonny Gray, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=6397&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jake Odorizzi</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=17186&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dinelson Lamet</a>, Framber Valdez, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=17085&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pablo Lopez</a>.</p> <p>Contrarian Plays: <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=2520&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Lance Lynn</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=6592&amp;position=3B/SS" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Brandon Wood</a><a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=16162&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ruff</a>, Patrick Sandoval, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/players.aspx?lastname=Kyle%20Wright" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kyle Wright</a>, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=20633&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Yusei Kikuchi</a>, Spencer Howard.</p> <p>The Daily Overlay will be running Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday this season, so stay tuned for more DFS content next week.</p> <script>var SERVER_DATA = Object.assign(SERVER_DATA || {});</script> Daily Fantasy Update Roto Riteup Justin Mason Roto Riteup: August 14, 2020 https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/roto-riteup-august-14-2020/ FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:6424be27-97ef-d90d-54fb-9bcb83614d6a Fri, 14 Aug 2020 11:00:39 +0000 Start your day off Rite with the Roto Riteup! <p>Nothing wrong with having imaginary friends.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="500" data-dnt="true"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Protect <a href="https://twitter.com/TheCUTCH22?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheCUTCH22</a> at all costs. <a href="https://t.co/RcIxrJS4MY">pic.twitter.com/RcIxrJS4MY</a></p> <p>&mdash; Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) <a href="https://twitter.com/Phillies/status/1293348492761616385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 12, 2020</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><span id="more-125153"></span></p> <p><strong>On the Agenda:</strong><br /> <strong>1. COVID Issues</strong><br /> <strong>2. Closer Chaos</strong><br /> <strong>3. Quick Hits</strong><br /> <strong>4. Various News and Notes</strong><br /> <strong>5. Streaming Pitchers</strong></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p><strong>COVID Issues</strong><br /> The Cardinals and White Sox game on Friday has been postponed after a member of the coaching staff for the Cardinals tested positive for COVID-19. There is some hope that they will be able to play a double-header on Saturday, but it seems unlikely at this point.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Closer Chaos</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=14696&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Keone Kela</a> was activated off the IL. He should slot right into the closer role in Pittsburgh since the Pirates bullpen has been hit by injuries with both <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=16074&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nick Burdi</a> and <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=13182&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kyle Crick</a> hurt.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Quick Hits</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=sa657325&amp;position=C/3B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Victor Rey</a>es did not play on Thursday. Robles was hit by a pitch in Wednesday’s game but x-rays came back negative. Consider him day-to-day for now.</p> <p>According to manager Brian Snitker, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=16556&amp;position=2B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ozzie Albies</a> is unlikely to come off the IL when first eligible next week. This is disappointing news, but Albies should be held on to in most formats in spite of this.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=15362&amp;position=2B/OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jeff McNeil</a> left Thursday’s game with a knee injury. McNeil ran into a wall while making this catch:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="500" data-dnt="true"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jeff McNeil is being carted off the field after making this catch. He attempted to walk back to the clubhouse under his own power, but was unable. <a href="https://t.co/1FJoK6QIR7">pic.twitter.com/1FJoK6QIR7</a></p> <p>&mdash; Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnthonyDiComo/status/1293961778980966403?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 13, 2020</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>X-rays after the game were negative, consider him day-to-day for now, but he is likely to miss a few days over the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1581&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Sean Doolittle</a> was placed on the IL with a knee issue. <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=3192&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Will Harris</a> was activated to take his place on the roster. Doolittle can be dropped in all formats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=19878&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Adam Haseley</a> was placed on the IL with a wrist injury. Both the MRI and x-rays that were taken were negative, but the Phillies decided he would need some time to recover. <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=13546&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Roman Quinn</a> and <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=17975&amp;position=SS/OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Scott Kingery</a> will likely take his spot in center.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=15429&amp;position=3B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kris Bryant</a> was scratched from the lineup on Thursday with a finger issue. Manager <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1551&amp;position=C" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">David Ross</a> stated that the injury is not considered serious and he is expected back soon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/players.aspx?lastname=Jose%20Peraza" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jose Peraza</a> left Thursday’s game after being hit in the knee with a pitch. X-rays came back negative after the game. Consider him day-to-day for now.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Various News and Notes</strong><br /> Top prospect <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=sa3007284&amp;position=3B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Alec Bohm</a> made his major league debut on Thursday night, going 1-for-4 with a double against the orioles. Bohm is a nice power bat with the ability to walk and a decent hit tool. His presence will be bad news for Scott Kingery as Bohm will likely play third and that moves <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=5933&amp;position=SS" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jean Segura</a> over to second. However, Kingery could move out to center with Adam Haseley hitting the IL. Bohm should be picked up in all formats on upside alone.<br /> [/embed]</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="500" data-dnt="true"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Look at this beautiful spray chart from Alec Bohm. This is, combined with a 13.5% K rate and 7.6% SwStr rate is why he&#39;s a top 20 prospect on the <a href="https://twitter.com/ProspectsLive?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ProspectsLive</a> top 500 list.<a href="https://t.co/1I9Lp7H6al">https://t.co/1I9Lp7H6al</a> <a href="https://t.co/zhJk7wVj7f">pic.twitter.com/zhJk7wVj7f</a></p> <p>&mdash; mdthompFWFB (@mdthompFWFB) <a href="https://twitter.com/mdthompFWFB/status/1294125886753640448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 14, 2020</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=13755&amp;position=C" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tomas Nido</a> went 2-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs in the win over the Nationals on Thursday., Nido isn’t a premium talent, but with <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1433&amp;position=C" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Wilson Ramos</a> hitting .196/.274/.286 so far this season, he could find himself getting more and more plate appearances. Nido is now hitting .353 on the short season and is worth a stream in deeper two catcher formats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=sa657910&amp;position=SS" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jorge Mateo</a> made his Major League debut on Friday for the Padres. Mateo is a former top prospect with the Yankees and A’s that was traded to San Diego before the season. However, he contracted COVID-19 and has been recovering. While there is no clear path to playing time, Mateo can play multiple positions in the infield and outfield, Mateo has game changing speed and is worth a stash in deeper formats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=15464&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Hunter Renfroe</a> went 3-for-6 with two home runs in the victory over the Red Sox on Thursday. Renfrow had been struggling this year and the big day only brought him up to a .200 batting average. Renfroe has a ton of power, the ability to walk and plays good defense, but his tendency to strikeout makes him difficult to roster on a team that will likely platoon him.</p> <p>According to team president John Mozeliak, the Cardinals will bring up prospect <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=sa917940&amp;position=OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Dylan Carlson</a> once the team is cleared to play again. Carlson is an interesting prospect that has the ability to hit for power and chip in some speed while contributing in average and OBP. If he was dropped in any formats, he should be grabbed immediately.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Streaming Pitchers (Under 50% in CBS)</strong><br /> Pitcher for Today: <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=7608&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tommy Milone</a> vs WAS<br /> I keep waiting for the wheels to fall off, but it hasn’t happened yet for Milone.</p> <p>High Risk Options: <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=14975&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Chad Kuhl</a> at CIN, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=23252&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Spencer Howard</a> vs NYM, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/players.aspx?lastname=Kyle%20Wright" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kyle Wright</a> at MIA, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=20633&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Yusei Kikuchi</a> at HOU, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=17085&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pablo Lopez</a> vs ATL</p> <p>Pitcher for Tomorrow: None</p> <p>High Risk Options: Asher Wojcieowski vs WAS, <a href="http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=14107&amp;position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kevin Gausman</a> vs OAK</p> <script>var SERVER_DATA = Object.assign(SERVER_DATA || {});</script> Featured Roto Riteup Justin Mason Philly Resorts To The A-Bohm https://razzball.com/alec-bohm-2020-fantasy/ Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com urn:uuid:b83510b2-a7c8-b7aa-8414-7110ca10824c Fri, 14 Aug 2020 07:00:14 +0000 Robert De Niro, dressed in a Phillies jersey with Phanatic-fur pants, points down a dark alleyway, "Hey, Kingery, I have some beautiful furs for you. Go ahead, what are you scared of?" Little did Kingery know that just down that alleyway was a group of Phillies fans readying batteries to throw. So, Phils called up <strong>Alec Bohm</strong>, and, while I did have a laugh at Kingery's suckitude, I have to think this is more likely the end of Jay Bruce's playing time at DH, but maybe Kingery loses some ABs too. During the shutdown, I wrote an <a href="https://razzball.com/alec-bohm-2020-fantasy-baseball/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Alec Bohm fantasy</a>, but since I am more of a gent than Jimmy Conway, I will quote some relevant parts, "Last year in Double-A, Alec Bohm hit for power, he has 60-grade power, but even more glamorous is he had a 10.4% walk rate and 14.1% strikeout rate. He only hit .269, but that was with a .265 BABIP. He also had a 18.1% line drive rate, 41.2% ground ball rate and 40.7% fly ball rate. One other player with a 10.4% K-rate, 18% line drive rate, 40.5% GB rate and 41.5% fly ball rate goes by the name of <a href="https://razzball.com/player/624413/Peter+Alonso/">Pete Alonso</a>! Swoon! *draws hearts on Trapper Keeper, stares out at the moonlight as I lower my Rapunzel-like quarantine hair* By the way, Rapunzel was the world’s first quarantine’er. Prove me wrong. So…Is Bohm Alonso? Alonso is Bohm? Finkle/Einhorn? Einhorn/Finkle? No, no, yes, yes. Alonso strikes out way more than Bohm! Holy swooning, Batman! Bohm's gonna be 24 years old in August. Double-A is not where he should be. Double-A negatives be damned, he has never <em>not</em> waited for his pitch at any level. The eye is there. He is taking so long to get challenged by MLB pitchers, that I worry he could struggle at the MLB level. Our <a href="https://razzball.com/prospectonator-hitters/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Prospectonator</a>, which gives 162-game stats for every rookie so you can get an idea of what they’re capable of, has some rose-colored glasses for Bohm, giving him 23 HRs, 5 SBs and a .265 average. That’s surprising to me, because I don’t think we have any idea what to expect from Bohm yet, let alone that highly. I’m concerned Bohm ever connects, but if he does, it better be this year, so he’s as good a dart throw as any." And that's me quoting me! There's more in that article from Prospect Hobbs and Itch, but you get the picture like Bohm waits for the pitcher, and has power. I grabbed him in all leagues where he was available. Anyway, here's what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball: 2020 Fantasy Baseball A.J. 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Rivera Bullpen Report: August 14, 2020 https://fantasy.fangraphs.com/bullpen-report-august-14-2020/ FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:d959780e-6b92-3512-8a7e-790aa311ca1d Fri, 14 Aug 2020 05:59:21 +0000 Daily coverage of all the late-inning bullpen drama around the league. <p>The 2020 version of Bullpen Report includes six different sections, as well as the closer chart, which can be found at the bottom of the page.</p> <ol> <li><strong>Notable Workloads:</strong> Primary closers or valuable members of a closer committee who have been deemed unavailable or likely unavailable for the current day due to recent workload.</li> <li><strong>Injury News </strong></li> <li><strong>Outlier Saves:</strong> Explanation for a non-closer earning a save during the previous day.</li> <li><strong>Committee Clarity:</strong> Notes on a closer committee that clarify a pitcher&#8217;s standing in the group.</li> <li><strong>Losing A Grip:</strong> Struggling closers who could be on the hot seat.</li> <li><strong>Reliever On The Rise:</strong> Non-closer who is quickly moving up the depth chart based on potential and recent performance.</li> </ol> <p>The &#8220;RosterResource&#8221; link will take you to the corresponding team&#8217;s RosterResource depth chart, which will give you a better picture of the full bullpen and results of the previous six days (pitch count, save, hold, win, loss, blown save.)</p> <p><span id="more-125148"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 150%; font-weight: 800; color: #50ae26;">Notable Workloads</span></p> <p><strong>•<a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/rowan-wick/14646/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Rowan Wick</a>, CHC: </strong>Back-to-back days; 15 pitches on Thursday. <strong>|</strong> <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/roster-resource/depth-charts/cubs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">RosterResource</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/jeremy-jeffress/9490/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Jeremy Jeffress</a> and <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/kyle-ryan/11753/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Kyle Ryan</a> are candidates for a save chance on Friday if Wick is unavailable after throwing 38 pitches over the past two days.</p> <p><strong>•Keone Kela, PIT: </strong>28 pitches on Thursday. <strong>|</strong> <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/roster-resource/depth-charts/pirates" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">RosterResource</a></p> <p>It&#8217;s unlikely that the Pirates would allow Kela to pitch on Friday after he threw 28 pitches in his 2020 debut. <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/richard-rodriguez/sa596966/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Richard Rodriguez</a> or <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/chris-stratton/13761/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Chris Stratton</a> could get a save chance if Kela is unavailable.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 150%; font-weight: 800; color: #50ae26;">Injury News</span></p> <p><strong>•<a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/keone-kela/14696/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Keone Kela</a>, PIT</strong> <strong>|</strong> <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/roster-resource/depth-charts/pirates" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">RosterResource</a></p> <p>Kela&#8217;s first game of 2020 was a non-save situation, pitching with his team ahead by four runs in the ninth. But it quickly became high-leverage after he allowed a leadoff homer to <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/tucker-barnhart/10200/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tucker Barnhart</a> and a single to <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/phillip-ervin/14738/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Phillip Ervin</a> with the heart of the Reds&#8217; order coming up. The 27-year-old settled down, however, retiring <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/nicholas-castellanos/11737/stats?position=3B/OF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nick Castellanos</a>, <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/joey-votto/4314/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Joey Votto</a>, and <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/eugenio-suarez/12552/stats?position=3B" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Eugenio Suarez</a> in order to end the threat.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 150%; font-weight: 800; color: #50ae26;">Outlier Saves</span></p> <p><strong>•</strong>None</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 150%; font-weight: 800; color: #50ae26;">Committee Clarity</span></p> <p><strong>•<a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/rowan-wick/14646/stats?position=P" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Rowan Wick</a>, CHC</strong> <strong>|</strong> <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/roster-resource/depth-charts/cubs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">RosterResource</a></p> <p>After closing out the Cubs&#8217; 4-2 win over the Brewers on Thursday, Wick (IP, ER, 2 H, 0 K) has a save in three of his last four appearances. Jeffress has not had a save chance since his second appearance of the season, but he continues to impress with seven scoreless and hitless innings. Neither Ryan or <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/craig-kimbrel/6655/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Craig Kimbrel</a> has pitched since the team&#8217;s last series more than a week ago.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 150%; font-weight: 800; color: #50ae26;">Losing A Grip</span></p> <p><strong>•</strong>None</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 150%; font-weight: 800; color: #50ae26;">Reliever On The Rise</span></p> <p><strong>•<a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/lucas-sims/13470/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Lucas Sims</a>, CIN</strong> <strong>|</strong> <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/roster-resource/depth-charts/reds" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">RosterResource</a></p> <p>With <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/michael-lorenzen/14843/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Michael Lorenzen</a> struggling (10 ER allowed in 5.1 IP before 3.1 scoreless innings on Thursday) and <a href="https://www.fangraphs.com/players/pedro-strop/4070/stats" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Pedro Strop</a> on the Injured List, there could be an opportunity for someone in the Reds&#8217; bullpen to step into a high-leverage role. The 26-year-old Sims, who has allowed just one earned in 9.1 innings, seems worthy.</p> <p>While his fastball has steadily creeped up from the low-nineties to the mid-nineties since he entered the majors as a starter with the Braves in 2017, it&#8217;s the increase in spin rate that has him missing so many bats over the past two seasons. His 4.60 ERA in 43 innings last season kept him under the radar, but there were plenty of signs that he had the potential to be an impact late-inning reliever.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="500" data-dnt="true"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Today’s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheFastPitch?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheFastPitch</a> looks at:</p> <p>Lucas Sims’ CB:<br />3285 RPM (3rd in MLB)<br />.176 wOBA (6th)<br />.140 BA (10th)<br />40.6% K rate (17th)<br />Dozens of ugly swings</p> <p>Want to hear <a href="https://twitter.com/LSims_?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@LSims_</a> himself talk about the pitch? Check out my podcast with him here: <a href="https://t.co/TXWen69PCG">https://t.co/TXWen69PCG</a> <a href="https://t.co/Op9jUPN1jB">pic.twitter.com/Op9jUPN1jB</a></p> <p>&mdash; Alex Fast (@AlexFast8) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlexFast8/status/1194001325513756672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 11, 2019</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2020, he&#8217;s still making hitters look silly. 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It&#8217;s unclear how much time Cole will need to recover, but he wrote that there&#8217;s &#8220;a difficult road&#8221; ahead. The 30-year-old Cole, an ex-Blue Jay, appeared in the majors&#8230; <p>Angels right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/coleta01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Taylor Cole</a></strong> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CD1i5cpgi3x/?igshid=lca3sghwqswr" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">announced</a> on Instagram that he underwent surgery on a bothersome shoulder Wednesday (hat tip to <a href="https://twitter.com/maria_torres3/status/1294051558355689477" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times</a>). 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He hasn&#8217;t rejoined their 40-man roster since then, but he was part of their 60-player pool.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=zP3eEWxSmYI:KwuBdNLkCNY:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Los Angeles Angels Taylor Cole Connor Byrne Marlins Acquire Jesus Tinoco https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/08/marlins-acquire-jesus-tinoco.html MLB Trade Rumors urn:uuid:f336c050-61d1-7dc3-27e9-61b815a63b9c Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:52:36 +0000 The Marlins have acquired right-hander Jesus Tinoco from the Rockies for fellow righty Chad Smith, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Tinoco will join the Marlins&#8217; player pool and report to their alternate training site. This is the second trade involving Tinoco, who was part of the Troy Tulowitzki blockbuster between the Blue Jays&#8230; <p>The Marlins have acquired right-hander <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tinocje01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Jesus Tinoco</a></strong> from the Rockies for fellow righty <a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=smith-054cha" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank"><strong>Chad Smith</strong></a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/J_McPherson1126/status/1294114478330716161" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald </a>reports. Tinoco will join the Marlins&#8217; player pool and report to their alternate training site.</p> <p>This is the second trade involving Tinoco, who was part of the <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tulowtr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Troy Tulowitzki</a></strong> <a href="https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2015/07/blue-jays-to-acquire-troy-tulowitzki.html" data-wpel-link="internal" target="_blank">blockbuster</a> between the Blue Jays and Rockies in 2015. Tinoco reached the Triple-A and major league levels for the first time last season, though he didn&#8217;t produce great numbers in either place. The 25-year-old did pitch to a 3.97 ERA in 34 innings at the minors&#8217; top level, but he only logged 6.1 K/9 against 4.98 BB/9. In his MLB debut, Tinoco&#8217;s control issues continued, as he recorded a 5.5 BB/9 with a 4.75 ERA and 7.0 K/9 across 36 frames.</p> <p>Smith, 25, was an 11th-rounder of the Marlins in 2016 who hasn&#8217;t advanced beyond Double-A yet. He owns a 4.46 ERA with 10.0 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9 in 149 1/3 minor league innings.</p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?a=jiF2e89QRiU:05uNwXRgtTc:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/MlbTradeRumors?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div> Colorado Rockies Jesus Tinoco Miami Marlins Transactions Connor Byrne Mookie Betts makes history with latest 3 home run game (Video) https://fansided.com/2020/08/13/mookie-betts-hits-home-run-first-three-bats-video/ Just Fantasy Baseball urn:uuid:c138dafa-6322-b391-40e1-a6c69529ddf4 Fri, 14 Aug 2020 03:46:27 +0000 <p>Mookie Betts needs to bat lead-off all the time The Los Angeles Dodgers have tried batting their prized offseason addition at the top of the lineup previously, but not with this sort of success. 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Before that, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy joined The Greg Hill Show on WEEI and expressed optimism that the team could still compete for a playoff spot, saying (via Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com) that &#8220;you&#8230; <p>The Red Sox suffered their 13th loss in 19 games on Thursday, dropping an embarrassing 17-8 decision to the Rays. Before that, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy joined The Greg Hill Show on WEEI and expressed optimism that the team could still compete for a playoff spot, saying (via <a href="https://weei.radio.com/blogs/ryan-hannable/mlb-trade-rumors-red-sox-have-engaged-with-teams?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter" data-wpel-link="external" target="_blank">Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com</a>) that <em>&#8220;you can run off three or four wins and all of a sudden you’re two or three games back in the American League East and anything can happen.&#8221;</em></p> <p>Kennedy isn&#8217;t wrong, but realistically, this is not going to be a playoff year for the Red Sox, who sit dead last in the AL and are dealing with health issues and various roster flaws. So, with the Aug. 31 trade deadline looming, the Chaim Bloom-led Red Sox could look to sell instead of buy over the next couple weeks.</p> <p>In regards to the deadline, Kennedy said of Boston&#8217;s front office that <em>&#8220;there are conversations going on given the condensed season.&#8221; </em>As far as possible trade chips go, Kennedy unsurprisingly noted that you&#8217;d<em> &#8220;never label anyone untouchable,&#8221;</em> but he expressed a reluctance toward dealing those<em> &#8220;who have grown up in the system.&#8221;</em></p> <p>Superstar outfielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bettsmo01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Mookie Betts</a></strong> grew up in Boston&#8217;s system, yet the club traded him to the Dodgers during the offseason. However, he was only a year from free agency then (he has since signed a mega-extension with the Dodgers). Boston doesn&#8217;t have those types of concerns with its two best players, shortstop <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bogaexa01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Xander Bogaerts</a></strong> and third baseman <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/deverra01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Rafael Devers</a></strong>, whom the organization has developed into superb contributors. The Red Sox already inked Bogaerts to a six-year, $120MM contract before 2019, while Devers will enter arbitration for the first time during the offseason. Meanwhile, catcher <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/v/vazquch01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Christian Vazquez</a></strong> &#8211; another homegrown product &#8211; has another two affordable seasons on his deal after this one.</p> <p>Speculatively, designated hitter <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/martijd02.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">J.D. Martinez</a></strong> could make for a trade target for some teams, especially considering National League clubs are using the DH this season. Martinez is expensive, though, as he&#8217;s on a prorated $23.75MM salary this season and owed a combined $38.75MM from 2021-2022. And the fact that Martinez has an opt-out clause after this season could further complicate matters.</p> <p>A Martinez trade doesn&#8217;t seem very likely, but the Red Sox have more obvious trade candidates in a couple pending free agents, reliever <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/workmbr01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Brandon Workman</a></strong> and outfielder <strong><a href="https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pillake01.shtml?utm_campaign=Linker&amp;utm_source=direct&amp;utm_medium=linker-" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="external">Kevin Pillar</a></strong>. 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