Roto Riteup: September 21, 2022

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Within the agenda:

  1. COVID issues
  2. quick beats
  3. Various news and notes
  4. running pitchers

COVID issues

According to Robert Fife and Eric Atkins, the Canadian government is expected to drop requirements for a COVID vaccine to enter the country by the end of the month. This is big news in the playoffs as several players could have been banned from entering the country for a series against the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays also have a streak starting at 9/30 against the Red Sox in Toronto, so any unprotected Red Sox players should be eligible for this series as well.

quick beats

Frankie Montas Put on IL with scapular inflammation. Montas’ MRI was negative for any skeletal issues, so it looks like he should be fine, but with so little time left in the season this season will likely end with the Yankees preparing for the playoffs. This move is retroactive to September 17th, so technically it can come back in the last few days of the year, but there’s no reason to hold it unless you have a free IL slot.

Sony Gray He was placed on the IL with a hamstring strain. This will likely end his season.

Patrick Corbin He left his start on Tuesday with back spasms. This does not seem dangerous. Consider it day in and day out.

Tria Turner He left the game on Tuesday with a problem in the back. Turner was hit in the back by a shot from his teammate Michael Vargas. This was a precautionary move and he ended up playing the second half of a double header, so he looks fine.

Shane McClanahan He left his start on Tuesday with a tight neck. McClanahan struggled with this and never seemed comfortable, so this makes sense. This doesn’t seem to be related to the issue that forced him to turn to IL recently, so that’s a good sign. Take it day in and day out for now.

Brandon March He left Tuesday’s game with a knee problem. Take it day in and day out for now.

Nick Snzel He left Tuesday’s game after this play:

He reportedly broke his toe and will be put on IL. This will end his season.

Various news and notes
Luis Ortiz He threw five runs against the Yankees, allowing one to run (and the other unearned) in three hits and twos while hitting five in the no-decision Tuesday.

Overwhelmed by Ortiz Aaron Judge He’s hit his 60th on home soil this season, but he’s been really good this season. He mostly worked on fastball and slider while CSW scored 32% on fastball and 37% CSW on slider. While he has made a change several times as well, he needs to develop the third court if he wants to become a long-term rookie player. His will was good for the outing as well which is encouraging. He could be an interesting sleeper next season in a team that doesn’t have much depth of rotation.

Dre Jameson He threw six runs against the Dodgers, allowing two earned runs in seven hits and one walk as he hit seven in the win on Tuesday.

Jameson was great again, cruising the fully stacked Dodgers lineup through five rounds before giving up the race at home. Max Muncie Which led to the two wins. He mixed his pitches well and had a 48% pass rate on the passer which was his most used throw. It’s a great streamer along the stretch and an interesting name to look at for next year.

Flowing pitchers (<50% at CBS)

jug of the day: Matt Manning in BA

Manning has been doing really well lately and Baltimore has been a great place to promote this year.

High risk options: Rancy Contreras in NYY, Billy Uber and KC, Dan Dunning versus LAA.

A pitcher for tomorrow: Mitch Keeler at PIT

Mitch Keeler Keep dealing and this is a nice match at home.

High risk options: Josh Winder and KC, Michael Lorenz in TEX.

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