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Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Robbie Ray Roughs up Miami
Whilst Sundays baseball was fun there wasn’t anything amazing that stood up hence Robbie Ray finding himself the headline act. Matt Moore and Ray were the two stand out pitchers on a day where scores were at that level where they stop you getting excited about the pitchers but you cannot quite get excited about the hitters either. A meh day all around really until the breaking news of a very exciting call up this Thursday!
The intention of this article is to sum up the real key fantasy standouts from each day in a bite size chunk for you to read on your commute or over your coffee. However, fantasy isn’t all that will feature here as any crazy plays or fantastic punches will also get there mention here. There won’t be any significant detail here but be sure to contact the team on @60ftpodcast if you want more analysis on certain players.
I am also adding a transaction report when a relevant set of transactions occur. We are in the period where we could see a lot of prospects get the call and my aim is to keep you all updated on the major ones and give an estimation of how long-term the promotion is.
The major transactions from the weekend were covered on this weekends 60 feet 6 inches podcast
Blake Snell Recalled. Blake Snell will be called up from AAA to make a start on Thursday. Matt Andriese will move to the bullpen which suggests that this is somewhat of a permanent call up for Snell. If he is available in your leagues then this is a guy who needs to be owned in most leagues this week just to see what he can do.
1. Orioles and Blue Jays face off in slugfest
A 19 point game included five home runs, two from Adam Jones, and a steal by Edwin Encarnacion! Now Edwin isn’t going to do that often but Adam Jones is having somewhat of a turn around in fortunes this season and looks back to the old Jones that we are used to. Crush Davis also homered and he appears to be on a pretty hot streak lately after a fairly rough May.
Ubaldo Jimenez was chased from this game in the first innings (0.1 innings with five earned given up)
2. Matt Moore stuns Houston
It’s been a tough last month or so for Matt Moore after a decent start to the season and I was fearing the worst last night. However, Moore pitched seven innings with 10 strikeouts and zero earned runs given up against the Houston Astros. It’s tough to read too much into this because Moore has been truly awful at times this season so only in the deepest leagues is he worth rostering.
3. Fulmer has another good start
Ok so he only had three strikeouts in six innings but Michael Fulmer once again gave up zero earned runs yesterday. He is having a superb first season in the majors with a 2.52 ERA and has quickly become a must own in all formats.
4. Rodon works around tough outing
It was looking messy when Carlos Rodon had given up two runs, six hits and a walk through two innings but he pulled it together to go six innings. He managed to strikeout seven and only gave up seven runs and two walks in total in the outing. The two walks to seven strikeouts is particularly interesting given his control problems.
5. Zach Davies continues good run
Since being bashed about by the Mets and Red to end May Davies has been on a good run. In his last 21 innings he has struck out 21 and given up just two earned runs whilst walking four. He had a zero earned run outing against the Mets yesterday and is making a case in those mid sized leagues to be a good back of the rotation option.
6. Martin homers after coming off DL
Since coming off the DL Friday Leonys Martin has done exactly what we would expect of him going 1/12 with a home run. That has pretty much summed up Martin’s season as he has struggled for long periods to make contact but has also been demonstrating 20/20 potential. It is worth a gamble in deeper leagues to see if Martin can get hot coming off the DL and give you a valuable combination option.
7. Boone Logan gets one out save
Jason Motte got the first two outs of the ninth innings but with one walk given up he was pulled for Logan. So what to make of this is tough as Motte was given the opportunity but when Yangervis Solarte pinch hit after Bethancourt’s walk they turned to Logan who closed the game out. I think the job is probably Motte’s and this was just a match-up thing but there is another reason to be a little hesitant to go all in.
8. Ray blanks Marlins
7.2 innings with six strikeouts is nothing to jump around about but anytime you allow just three hits and one walk over that length whilst giving up nothing you deserve some credit. Robbie Ray is a streaming option as he is far too inconsistent to trust on a regular basis.
9. Dueling in San Francisco
If I told you there was a three run duel in San Fran between the Dodgers and Giants and you would likely look at me and say Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner or Johnny Cueto and Kenta Maeda. Well this time it was Jake Peavy and Julio Urias! Now we know Urias has the talent but the young man has struggled this year. This outing saw him go 5.1 innings with seven strikeouts and two earned run which is not perfect but it is signs in the right direction. It is tough to throw him out there every week because the Dodgers are still being careful and keeping him on a short leash.
Peavy was very impressive going six shut out innings but with just three strikeouts. Even though Strickland came in in the 7th and gave up a run he still got the win as Casilla nailed down the save. Peavy is way too random to trust on a regular basis.