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  1. I'd take the over on a .265 AVG. by quite a bit, actually. I'd guess maybe .285-.290, 13-15 HR, NO SB's (eh, maybe 1...even Cecil Fielder got 2) with a healthy mix of RS and RBI. Eligible at 1st and 2nd . Nothing not to like...unless you are expecting Rickey Henderson on the basepaths.
  2. There's rain scheduled throughout Wednesday in Cincinnati. The game will be made up on June 28 at 6;40 p.m. ET. Spencer Howard and Vladimir Gutierrez were the scheduled starters for Wednesday's affair. Not the best way to start todays slate.
  3. https://rotogrinders.com/weather/mlb http://www.baseballpress.com/lineups
  4. From Faketeams.com today: 1B/2B/3B Ty France, Seattle Mariners (28% rostered) The phrase “professional hitter” still applies. France got disrupted due to a slump at the plate, followed by a left wrist injury. This is still the man who crushed 27 homers at the Triple-A level in 2019, though (only 76 games). He swatted seven homers in limited MLB duty that same year, but then slashed .305/.368/.468 in 2020. He had a blistering Mar/April to begin 2021, slashing .289/.386/.464 with a .175 ISO. That’s more in line with what I think we can expect from him. Sample sizes are so small still, and his .240 BABIP in May is conspiring to drag his numbers down. He’s not hitting the ball quite as hard this month, but he’s also returning from injury. He’s still walking 10.0% of the time and only striking out 18.6% of the time over 18 May games...I think the ship will be righted soon enough. Best to get back in now for this middle-of-the-order stick. ***France was 3-for-5 with a double last night. It’s coming.***
  5. Twins' Byron Buxton cracks tooth eating steak in latest weird injury of 2021 MLB spring training" -CBS Sports headline from March 11th, 2021 He was really hungry or the steak was really tough but he gave 110% 😂
  6. Hitting .382 (13-for-34) over nine games since returning from the injured list on May 24: 6/1 Oak 3/5 0 0 1 0 .600 .800 0 5/31 Oak 1/5 1 0 1 0 .200 .200 1 5/30 Tex 2/4 0 0 3 0 .500 .750 0 5/29 Tex 0/2 0 0 0 0 .333 .000 0 5/28 Tex 1/3 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 0 5/27 Tex 2/4 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 2 5/26 @Oak 1/3 0 0 0 0 .500 .333 0 5/25 @Oak 2/4 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 0 5/24 @Oak 1/4 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 2 Hopefully, you held if you had him or scooped him up if he was dropped cause this boy can hit! ⚾
  7. I picked him up to hold down a spot when Puk got hurt in my 12 team AL only league . He had a good matchup coming up (forget who it was) and I planned to drop him if the going got rough. He's been nothing but lights out since then. I have no intention of dropping him short of a catastrophic regression or a demotion to the pen.
  8. Exactly! This guy needs some attention! He's beating quality offenses, putting up great numbers and NO ONE is talking about it. 13 posts on this thread since May 8th? There should legitimately be some serious chatter on this guy.
  9. I wonder if the White Sox see it that way. They dropped $18.25 mil per year on him for 4 years and I don't think a .131 AVG was quite what they had in mind. They're winning games so it's probably easier to take, but Zack Collins seems to be encroaching more and more on Grandal's playing time.
  10. Hitting .375 since his return from the IL. It's amazing what being able to swing a bat without pain will do. If he's healthy, he's golden.
  11. Very close... B. Woodruff 7.0 IP 2 HITS 0 ER 2 BB 10 K's I'd keep Woodruff, especially in such a deep league. Means is no Woodruff.
  12. From PitcherList today: DL Hall, LHP, BAL – ETA August Hall is a highly regarded pitching prospect who is shoving through his first few starts at a new minor league level, potentially making him a quick riser to the big league rotation – much like another recent AL East starter, Alek Manoah. After carving up Double-A hitters back on minor league opening day, throwing 4.1 innings and fanning 10(!) while walking two and allowing just two hits with zero runs scored, Hall followed that up with an equally impressive outing his second time around – throwing five innings with zero runs on two hits and no walks, along with nine strikeouts. His third start was a dud but he threw four shutout innings with eight strikeouts earlier this week, giving the big left-hander with alleged command issues a 31:8 K:BB ratio through his first four Double-A starts, only having allowed runs in one of his four outings. Starting the year in this fashion at Double-A bodes well for Hall eventually pitching for Baltimore down the stretch, but the biggest potential inhibitor for him to see big league innings will be an imposed innings limit – something that is going to impact a ton of pitchers in both the majors and minors this season. “Every single pitcher we’re going to be watching carefully and monitoring,” Orioles player development director Matt Blood said a few weeks ago. “This is a little bit of an unprecedented situation. And the roster sizes are larger, and we will have large numbers of pitchers on each roster. So we will be monitoring it. But also we want these guys to get their work in. So it’s a little bit of a double-edged sword.” Hall would be a great high-risk, high-reward pickup late in the season if he does get the call, but he is probably not worth rostering in shallower redraft leagues just yet. Those in 16+ team leagues or AL-only formats might want to use a deep bench or N/A slot on the electric left-hander, and everyone else should make sure to place him on their watchlist – as his big league performance late in the year could be well worth rostering in even those shallower leagues.
  13. And we have this from RotoWire: Staumont landed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a strained left knee. Spin: The transaction was backdated to Thursday, so Staumont will be eligible to return June 6, though it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to do so. He's been the Royals primary ninth-inning option this season, recording five of the team's 12 saves. Greg Holland and Kyle Zimmer are tied for second with two apiece and could be the primary beneficiaries of Staumont's absence. So it seems everyone's just guessing.
  14. And an update to the update: Shohei Ohtani is now hitting second and starting at DH against the Athletics on Thursday. Ohtani was originally supposed to start Thursday's game against the Athletics on the mound, but he's been scratched from that and now will be in the lineup. The Angels are saying this is not injury-related, and instead the 26-year-old will make his next start on Friday against Oakland. This is all a bit weird but if 2020 has taught fantasy managers anything, it's that you have to roll with the punches. Patrick Sandoval is starting in Ohtani's place on the mound.
  15. Shohei Ohtani has been scratched from his scheduled start on Thursday against the Athletics. Patrick Sandoval is starting in Ohtani's place. More details as they develop, but this comes after Ohtani showed diminished velocity in his last outing back on May 19.
  16. Cristian Javier has been moved to the Astros' bullpen. This will accommodate the arrival of Framber Valdez (finger) on Friday. Jake Odorizzi (forearm) is also due back this weekend. Javier, 24, had posted a sharp 3.14 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 10.7 K/9 through 48 2/3 innings (nine starts) this season, but the Astros probably need to be a little careful with his overall workload. SOURCE: Brian McTaggart on Twitter May 26, 2021, 3:46 PM ET
  17. Royals activated Adalberto Mondesi off the 10-day injured list. Mondesi went through workouts on Tuesday before the contest against the Rays, and things went well enough that the Royals are activating their shortstop and batting him seventh against Tampa Bay. This will be the season debut for the 25-year-old, as he's been out all year with an oblique strain. There could be a bit of an early rough patch, but fantasy managers are well aware of what he's capable of when healthy.
  18. Royals Line-up Whit Merrifield (R) 2B Carlos Santana (S) 1B Salvador Perez (R) DH Andrew Benintendi (L) LF Kelvin Gutierrez (R) 3B Jorge Soler (R) RF Adalberto Mondesi (S) SS Michael A. Taylor (R) CF Cam Gallagher (R) C
  19. From The Dynasty Guru this morning: ADOLIS GARCÍA, OF, TEX PHIL BARRINGTON 28-year-old, Cuban-born, Adolis García is straight owning the 2021 season so far. The 13th overall player on the Razzball player rater as of today, García has shown no signs of slowing down. A quick backstory: García first left Cuba for Japan, then after a lackluster time there wound up in the St. Louis Cardinals system, appearing in 17 forgettable plate appearances during the 2018 season. Designated for assignment by the Cardinals after the 2019 season, his contract was purchased by the Rangers that December. Seven plate appearances in 2020 did not tell us anything about how 2021 would go. So the Rangers went with Leody Tavares in centerfield to start the 2021 season. Injuries allowed García to play both left and right field in early April, until Tavares’ ineptitude forced the Rangers to go with García as the team’s starting centerfielder, and number four or five-hitter every day and all he has done in mash. García has hit eleven home runs, five steals, and a slash line of .288/.331/.568 thus far. He weirdly has only two doubles, and while his K% is above average at 28% and he has been caught stealing three times, nothing shows that the Rangers will not continue to let him take his hacks and attempts stealing bases with regularity. His StatCast percentile rankings are beautiful, as García is in the top 93% in exit velocity, 96% hard hit%, barrel % of 94%, and xSLG of 85%. He is hitting the ball wicked hard and squaring up like no one’s business. His heat map thus far shows a hitter who is crushing pitches in the middle to low area of the strike zone, and even low- and inside pitches. Pitches up are his biggest issue thus far, so look for pitchers to target him up as the season progresses. García’s improved as the season has continued as well, and he is hitting better against left-handed pitchers (6 HRs, .298 avg) than right-handed ones thus far (5 HRs, .280 avg). As long as he gets some (any) protection, he will try to prevent the Rangers from getting no-hit again this season. García went undrafted in most leagues but may very well be the add that wins them. In Dynasty leagues, I am holding unless a top-20 player is being discussed, but if you are loaded at Outfield, you could explore options.
  20. He's hitting .100 in the last week , .203 on the season with 36 K's in the last 3 weeks, no power and only 2 steals. He'd better be the lovechild of Ozzie Smith and Omar Vizquel defensively.
  21. Starting Marwin Gonzalez at ANY TIME seems very questionable to me.
  22. Danny Santana (S) 1B Alex Verdugo (L) CF J.D. Martinez (R) LF Xander Bogaerts (R) SS Rafael Devers (L) 3B Christian Vazquez (R) C Hunter Renfroe (R) RF Marwin Gonzalez (S) 2B Martin Perez (L) P
  23. Brewers acquired SS Willy Adames and RHP Trevor Richards from the Rays for RHP J.P. Feyereisen and RHP Drew Rasmussen. Adames, 25, should immediately step in as the Brewers starting shortstop and represents a major upgrade -- especially defensively -- for the Brewers. He has struggled at the plate this season -- slashing just .197/.254/.371 with five homers and 15 RBI -- though he did clobber 20 homers as a 23-year-old back in 2019.
  24. From Fantasy Six Pack by Trent Dickeson: Adolis Garcia has been one of the better stories in 2021. His 145 wRC+, .382 wOBA, and slash of .287/.329/.559 with eleven home runs, twenty runs, and thirty RBIs have made him the Fantasy Baseball waiver wire find of the year so far. His Baseball Savant page supports the type of player he currently is: xBA- .269 xSLG- .528 xwOBA- .367 xwOBAcon- .493 He will strike out a decent bit, but if he makes contact, the ball is flying off his bat.
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