Welcome again to the 2nd half the place we make our faux dolla dolla payments goals come true! Or we gently information you to our fantasy football advice. I’m carrying Isotoners whereas typing this, one love Dan Marino! Rattling, I really like that man. Is he nonetheless taking part in? Okay, sufficient nonsense. Throughout my medical process final Tuesday, the anesthesiologist stated to me he thought canine had been angels on earth, and, as I drifted off, I stated to him, “I hope you’re not Dr. Demise.” Effectively, that anesthesiologist had Angels on his thoughts for some motive past my understanding, and so do I as a result of the Angels are earning money strikes, calling up their prime prospect, Brandon Marsh (0-for-4). Right here’s what Prospect Itch stated, “A pre-swing bat wrap saps a little bit of Marsh’s response time and make contact with means. Except for that hitch—not a load in his case as his palms aren’t within the hitting place synced up together with his hips when it ends—Marsh is a superb baseball prospect. A doubtlessly elite defender with plus energy and velocity, he’ll get each alternative to be taught on the job on the highest degree. He must be positive so long as he’s not as dumb as Gray.” What the heck! Maddon says he will likely be taking part in Marsh in heart, so I grabbed Marsh in a single 15-team combined league, and my RCL, however I may see dropping him within the 12-team mixer by this time tomorrow. Or as Brandon Marsh says, “Don’t harsh the Marsh.”
— Razzball (@Razzball) July 18, 2021
Anyway, right here’s what else I noticed this weekend in fantasy baseball:
David Fletcher – 0-for-5. On June fifteenth, I stated, “Should you want common, and nothing else, I’d seize Fletcher. He’s a .320 hitter, who’s hitting .272, so he’s bought nearly 50 factors to achieve.” That was two video games into his hit streak that reached 26 video games, and he raised his common from .272 to .313.
Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his thirty fourth homer, and, nearly as impressively, he beat out a grounder to first. Is he. Dot dot dot. A Marvel superhero?
Yusei Kikuchi – 5 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 3.92 vs. Alex Cobb – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.96. These guys are so shut in ERA, I’ll name them Ki-Cobb and solid Tommy Lee Jones of their position.
Luis Torrens – 1-for-3 and his tenth homer. Solely stopped recommending him as a result of I informed you to select him up for 3 weeks straight, after which moved onto Cal Raleigh, who’s his platoon accomplice. Or pardner, in case you’re a cowboy.
Logan Gilbert – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.50. Sure, you must’ve grabbed him one begin in the past once I informed you.
Ty France – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his ninth homer. Now has two hits in every of the final three video games, so France is a chaud schmopommes.
Tim Locastro – Hit the IL with a torn ACL. Don’t fear, the Yanks’ depth will likely be simply positive. They’ve. Dot dot dot. Trey Amburgey. Amburgey? “Please use in a sentence.” “My 8-year-old daughter, Amber, dressed up because the Hamburgular, and known as herself Amburgey.” He’s a Quad-A man, and out of doors of AL-Solely leagues, there’s nothing right here but (or prolly ever).
Ryan LaMarre – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (1). LaMarre is 32 years previous and hasn’t performed in, like, three years, so let’s not get a-Heddy of ourselves.
Jameson Taillon – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.60. I’m satisfied the one motive anybody asks for him is as a result of he’s on the Yankees, however the Yankees are a large number, so I’m undecided why that might have folks asking. 5 and a 3rd with three Ks and a 4.60 ERA shouldn’t be good, guys and 5 girls.
Joc Pederson – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his twelfth homer on Saturday, as he spent his first weekend in Hotlanta. In Friday’s Buy column, I went over my ideas on the brand new Braves’ outfielder, and it looks as if he gained’t be platooned, although, we’ll see how lengthy that lasts. By the by, it’s barely hilarious to me that Pederson is a de facto leadoff man wherever he performs. “Barely” hilarious, not all the best way hilarious.
Wander Franco – 1-for-3 and his third homer. Three can be the quantity at-bats Kevin Money gave Brujan earlier than pulling him from the sport. Hunh. Cool stuff.
Zac Gallen – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.86, as he was activated from the IL. The extremely anticipated return of Gallen from his hamstring harm, whereas nonetheless having a busted elbow and never with the ability to throw greater than 80 pitches in a begin.
Josh Rojas – 1-for-1, 2 runs, 4 BBs and his sixth steal, hitting .261. Not saying 4 walks makes me attractive, however I’m not saying it doesn’t both.
Adbert Alzolay – 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.59. Adbert was revved up by the deuces over fives. Streamonator doesn’t love his subsequent begin, and, whereas I like him basically, I don’t love his subsequent begin both.
Jurickson Profar – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer, hitting .230. He has two homers?! On the yr? I don’t have something so as to add aside from holy crap.
Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his sixteenth homer. Or eight occasions as many as Profar. Sorry, that basically blows my thoughts.
Blake Snell – 4 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 5.21, as he was activated from the IL. How lengthy till Snell is traded again to the Rays, and he turns into a Cy Younger contender once more? Three years? Cool, give me a nudge then. Critically, what we should always’ve been asking all these years he was in Tampa is how did Kevin Money get even 5 innings from Blake Snell?
Stephen Strasburg – Had a setback in his rehab. Feels like each celeb with Dr. Drew.
Juan Soto – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and third homer this weekend. Oh my geebus, Attractive Dr. Pepper has come out of his season-long funk by hitting bombs off Bryce Harper’s dad in an exhibition.
Kwang-Hyun Kim – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 1 Okay. He was in Friday’s purchase as Streamonator name. So, which means he’s rostered in under-50% of leagues. You might have any thought what his ERA is? 2.87! Your workforce’s pitching is simply too good to roster him?
Paul DeJong – 1-for-3 and his thirteenth homer. Colonel Mustard within the toilet with a lavender candle!
Lucas Giolito – 9 IP, 1 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.90. Somebody informed him the season began, how considerate.
Yoan Moncada – 1-for-4 and his sixth homer. As somebody who has this schmohawk, he’s so wildly overdue, he, actually, can’t be a lot worse, and will have a 20/10/.300 2nd half.
Framber Valdez – 6 1/3 IP, 4 ER, 9 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.26. Don’t make me calculate his ERA pre- and post-telling you to promote him.
Hyun-Jin Ryu – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.32. Ya know what’s attention-grabbing and prolly 1000000% explainable with a easy Google search? Most Asian gamers have a reputation that goes One thing-Hyun, and Ryu has Hyun-Jin. Any hoo! This was towards the Rangers who sizzuck.
Mike Foltynewicz – 1 2/3 IP, 10 ER, ERA at 5.91. Folty*^#&*^!
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1-for-6 and his thirty first homer, hitting .332. He gained’t simply win one Triple Crown in his profession, however Cake Batter will win a number of Triple Crowns. Additionally, within the 2nd recreation of the DH, Randal Grichuk hit his 18th; Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit his eleventh homer; George Springer had a slam (6) and legs (2) throughout each video games, and let’s by no means transfer them out of Buffaloronto. Shut your border, Canada!
Cal Quantrill – 5 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.05. His full identify is Calripken Quantrill. Trivia, man, I find it irresistible! Any hoo! ACKCHUALLY, regarded up his stats, they usually’re not fairly.
Zach Plesac – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.19. Could be so good if he put collectively an awesome 2nd half. I imply, for my groups, which is basically what that is all about.
Wily Peralta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 1.64. I used to be thisnear streaming Peralta yesterday, then I assumed, “Have you ever misplaced all of the crackers in your marblehead?” His peripherals are god-awful. You possibly can stream him in case you’re determined, however I don’t belief him so far as I can throw him, and, whereas I’ve been lately benching nearly 45 kilos, I can’t throw him far.
Jonathan Schoop – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his seventeenth homer. Has cooled off, however this may very well be the beginning of one other scorching streak.
Pablo Lopez – Hit the IL with a rotator cuff pressure. *falling right into a cavernous pit* Noooooooooooooooooo…*snags shirt on hanging tree department, stopping the autumn* Ugh, I can’t even fall proper! This sucks so royally (Marlinally?). Pab-Lo had a 111/25 Okay/BB and now he’s possible executed for the yr, or nearly as good as executed. Let me hear you eff this!
Jazz Chisholm – Suffered a severe shoulder harm that appears prone to push him to the IL, and probably out for the season. In his place, the Marlins can flip to so many Quad-A gamers — La Isan Bonita, Jon Berti, Bryson Brigman, I’m not making up names proper now.
Zack Wheeler – 6 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.44, as he was out-pitched for 4 innings by probably the most random Marlins’ starter, Braxton Garrett, as a result of each Marlins’ starter needs to be good. It’s within the by-laws. Learn the positive print.
Andrew McCutchen – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his sixteenth homer. Member once I didn’t totally admire McCutchen two weeks in the past and my nuh-uh’s bought nuh-uh’d? I’m on a nuh-uh break now. Ain’t making similar mistake twice.
Didi Gregorius – 1-for-4 and his eighth homer. Didi’s been removed from a scorching schmotato at any level this yr. Been barely a boring schmotato, if being trustworthy. However he does have it in him to get scorching.
Devin Williams – Hit the IL with elbow discomfort. The Brewers imagine it’s not severe, which is completely different than them being an unserious workforce that trades for Rowdy Tellez and by no means performs him. I really like these “not severe” elbow accidents for pitchers who throw a screwball change. Oh…*stacks cellphone books to the moon*…kay.
Christian Yelich – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his sixth homer. *stares out the window* Shh…I’m seeking to see if this was an indication of the apocalypse.
Willy Adames – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his sixteenth homer and 2nd homer this weekend. Man, I’m gonna love him a lot for subsequent yr. Solely factor that might cease that’s if he has such an enormous 2nd half that he makes ideas of him being underrated moot.
Corbin Burnes – 8 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.16. Cor-Bur Okay!
Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.39. Now this em-effer is out-pitching Brandon Woodruff (5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.12). The place was this the primary two months so I didn’t have a sequence of mini-strokes each fifth day?
Sonny Gray – 4 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.65, as he was activated from the IL. Grey and Gray each got here off the IL on the similar time. I assume that’s coincidental. *researches astrology charts for six hours searching for patterns* Any hoo! Grey regarded positive till the beginning went sideways within the fifth. I’m positive with him if he’s wholesome.
Jon Gray – 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.68. In Coors, Jon Gray vs. the World Sequence champs pitched higher than Sonny Gray I’m not laughing I’m crying and doing a run-on sentence for emphasis.
Will Smith – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (11) and legs (2), hitting .265. Will Smith’s center identify is Will “Dave Roberts Announce A Random Platoon For Him As we speak As a result of He All the time Does” Smith.
Tylor Megill – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 2.63. No, in fact he’s not purported to be this good, however no matter. You care if a man is meant to be good or not vs. ‘simply being good?’ Simply being good works for me.
Taijuan Walker – 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.99. The Regression Fairies had been going to a dressing up get together in July with a watch patch, screaming, “Argh!”
Michael Conforto – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 4th homer. He has 4 homers as we head to August. *smiles actual awkward as tears slowly come down cheeks* Welp, it hasn’t been nice, however Conforto homered going into the break and may be lastly popping out of it.
J.D. Davis – 0-for-3 and two homers (3, 4) on Saturday. Took him about seven weeks longer than I anticipated, however, in case you don’t know, I’m an enormous fan of Jonathan Davis Davis, and would look to seize him in any league.
Francisco Lindor – Hit the IL with an indirect pressure. What a completely misplaced season it’s been for him. The place does he get drafted subsequent yr? High 30? 50? 75? It’s not only one yr now the place he’s struggled. He hasn’t been nice for years. Plural. When do I feel he returns? I’d guess third week of August, and is totally droppable.
Jacob deGrom – Hit the IL with tightness in his forearm. There will likely be zero pitchers by September and Rob Manfred will announce it’s positive if every workforce elects to have a coach underhand toss the ball to the batter, including, “Prefer it’s any dumber than beginning an inning with a person on 2nd base, and y’all fell for that.”