Colorado Rockies rookie (aka a “roockie”) outfielder slash first baseman slash heartthrob Nolan Jones was two for 4 Friday night time with a solo house run, his fifteenth bomb, alongside along with his thirteenth steal of the 12 months. He additionally added a RBI double within the ninth inning–trigger he clutch like that! In San Francisco, they serve your slam & legs in a burrito too massive to wrap correctly, stuffed with crab meat that will or could not provide you with abdomen ache. NoJo prolonged his hitting streak Friday to eight video games with three multi-hit video games in that span, 5 stolen bases, and two bombs together with Friday’s oppo-fieldo-shotto. However he’s extra than simply SAGNOF and Coors pop so take a victory bong rip Colorado, trigger you might need a particular one in your arms right here. Gray instructed you to BUY, gushing about how excited he’s to draft him subsequent 12 months. In simply 84 video games with the massive membership, Jones is slashing .285/.367/.529, with an OPS creeping in direction of .900! Think about if this child had some type of safety on this lineup outdoors of All Star hero, Elias Diaz (1-for-5, HR (14), 3 RBI), Kris Bryant (who I don’t suppose has performed since COVID), and Charlie Blackmon (AARP card holder). Did I point out our boy Nolan has an absolute cannon of an arm? Sure, that 100-mph gunner to house was good for prime 5 quickest outfielder help of the 12 months. Does your league not observe outfield assists? That’s too dangerous, trigger Nolan is second within the NL with 13. All of this can be a roundabout method of this child has an extended future forward within the Rockies lineup, but when he’s nonetheless on the market in your league now might be the right time to grab him up on your championship run. I discussed the hit streak and the house runs and the steals, however one of the best half is he’s obtained a seven recreation house stand at each fantasy supervisor’s favourite ballpark, Coors Discipline aka the Nojo Dojo Casa Home, subsequent week. He’s presently hitting 20 factors increased in Denver, with 5 extra stolen bases and in the event you’re in search of some further mojo on your finals run, methinks NoJo is the reply. So seize your self a THC infused scorching canine and frosty Coors Gentle at your favourite Coors concession and sit again and watch Nolan Jones carry you to fantasy glory.
Right here’s what else I noticed Friday night time in fantasy baseball:
Wilmer Flores – 3-for-4, HR (22), 3 RBI. He’s obtained three homers this month and his .290/.356/.540 with 22 homers cements him as a participant nobody ever actually needs to personal however finally ends up quietly serving to you win your league all 12 months. Boring doesn’t imply dangerous, it simply means boring. A minimum of that’s what all my blind dates have been telling me.
Zac Gallen – 9.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, BB, 9 Okay, fifteenth win. Full recreation three hitter. His second full recreation and first shut out in ever. Gallen poured one out as they are saying, placing out 9 and permitting simply 4 base runners complete. Highlights say this Gallen ain’t no Goofus and the beginning actually helps his case for NL Cy Younger, however he presently sits second in wins, fifth in ERA, and third in strikeouts. It’s gonna be robust to move Spencer Strider so if I have been Zac I’d begin rising my mustache out now.
Jameson Taillon – 6.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 ER, BB, 9 Okay. To not be outdone by a Cy Younger front-runner Taillion whose identify I’ll positively spell unsuitable at the very least as soon as on this submit, had his personal mini shut out by means of six innings, and arguably appeared higher than Gallen in that stretch. The one hit he allowed was to Corbin Carroll, and that dude is fairly freakin’ cool.
Corbin Carroll – 2-for-3, RBI, 3 SB (45). Oh, hey, we have been simply speaking about me–I imply you! Not me casually gushing loudly subsequent to somebody I need on my good facet. Three steals in a single recreation? You’re too good to me! Stick with it, you’re my Christmas Carroll and I’m able to deck my halls with a brand new fantasy trophy. God bless us, everybody!
Julio Rodriguez – 1-for-4, HR (28), slashing .280/.337/.490. Juul-Rod vaping the fatttttest rips! Rodriguez or Carroll subsequent 12 months, who you taking!? I truthfully don’t know! That’s such a tough selection, I don’t understand how Sophie did it. The truth that Julio can hit .429 with a 1.197 OPS in August and nonetheless be batting below .300 is sus I assume. Streaky a lot? In the meantime, Corbin has had some minor damage issues. I assume I’m going Juul-Rod primarily based on that elbow drop, however ask me once more tomorrow.
Cal Raleigh – 1-for-4, HR (27). Gyaatt! That is apparently the time period the youngsters are utilizing to explain Raleigh’s Big Dumper. I discovered it on TikTok. Additionally, Cal’s fWAR is increased than Adley Rutschman’s. Have to be the thunder thighs!
Isaac Paredes – 3-for-4, HR (29), 2 RBI. Harold Ramirez additionally hit his tenth homer. Ain’t nobody raining on the Rays’ Paredes! The hits preserve coming for the Rays, they usually’re not all lawsuits, suspensions, and accidents both. How Paredes, slashing .253/.352/.502 with the 29 bombs and 89 RBI, shouldn’t be this staff’s MVP? I really feel like I haven’t swooned about Isaac sufficient. To get 100 RBIs off waivers like that, that’s particular, of us! Can’t think about the place he’ll be moving into drafts subsequent 12 months, however it’ll most likely be too wealthy for me.
Pete Fairbanks – 1.0 IP, BB, 3 Okay, SV (21), 2.35 ERA, 0.99 WHIP. Pete has been particularly lethal for the reason that break, posting an unreal 15.3 Okay/9. He’s obtained a 19/2 Okay/BB in his previous 10 appearances with six saves and a couple of wins permitting only one earned run. It have to be that loopy look in his eyes. I swear the man doesn’t blink.
Reese Olson – 6.2 IP, 2 hits, 2 ER, BB, 5 Okay, seventh L. Unsure if I’m impressed by this or if I’m blaming it on the White Sox being horrible, however that is his second straight high quality begin, albeit each have been in opposition to these horrible, horrible, no good very dangerous White Sox. Reese’s rocking a 1.50 ERA over his previous three begins, and Okay’s 10 Yankees in 4 innings if that impresses you. He will get the Reds subsequent week and StreamONator doesn’t hate it. Let’s put it this fashion, I belief him like I belief Amber Heard.
Mike Clevinger – 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 Okay, seventh win. Clevinger continues this development of alternating absolute gems with being completely Oppenheimer’d into oblivion. This is similar Tigers staff that put up 8 runs on him final week. He does get an actual cake match up with KC subsequent week, StreamONator has been speaking about all of it week, however my PantsGPT eye spots a sample that makes me suppose I ought to keep away from, however in the event you’re determined for beginning pitching as I’m for constructive suggestions, I might see it.
Yoan Moncada – 2-for-4, HR (8). He’s hotter than Sydney Sweeney and the Stones. Now that’s a combo I by no means thought I’d see. If I instructed you he was hitting .474 up to now week, and has homered in three straight you continue to wouldn’t choose him up proper? Yeah, that’s what I assumed so I gained’t even trouble.
Andrew Abbott – 4.0 IP, 4 hits, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 Okay. He’s allowed 13 runs over his previous 4 begins. Welp, Gray obtained his want, I assume. The Regression Fairies have principally moved on to fantasy soccer at this level. They instructed you to take a flier on Kadarius Toney though they knew his arms didn’t work. They sabotaged Pat Mahomes good opening day document and they’re going to destroy your ratios!
Ryan Helsley – 1.0 IP, 2 Okay. Three straight scoreless appearances, and if the Playing cards ever get one other save opp methinks it goes to Helsley. If there’s any likelihood he’s nonetheless on the market he might be among the finest choices for saves left.
Willson Contreras – 1-for-4, 2 runs, HR (18), 3 RBI. The Reds had extra hits and residential runs than the Playing cards on this one however you realize what they didn’t have? A Willson Contreras. Simply ask the Cubs what that’s like.
Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4, HR (20), 2 RBI. His first homer as a Red! Renfroe hasn’t performed each day since he arrived in Cincinnati however he’s a man who can get scorching fast, so he’s one to observe over the following week, particularly in that ballpark.
Spencer Steer – 2-for-4, run, SB (13). I ponder if he loves these CityConnect’s unis as a lot as me, or if I’m rather more comfy in my Spencer Steer jersey? I imply, if Corbin Carroll wasn’t a factor, proper, that is Spencer Steer’s ROY to lose. Slashing .268/.356/.453 with 20 homers and 13 steals. Positive, Elly and Matt McClain get all of the press, however Steer is the one enjoying all around the diamond, with extra homers than each of them, silently Steering your staff to a championship.
Jasson Dominguez – 1-for-3, HR (4), SB (1). BUY. Have a day rook! His first slam & legs! I don’t should let you know all of the slam & legs in NYC Metropolis are served with 15 scorching canine and as a lot beer as you’ll be able to drink, adopted by an extended session of belligerently yelling at your important different earlier than passing out shirtless below the bleachers. Identical to the Nice Bambino would have finished!
Luis Severino – 4.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER, BB, 5 Okay. Yeah he appeared OK by means of 4, however we all know the Janks can’t have something go their method this 12 months, so simply throw Luis again on the IL. He appears extra comfy there anyway.
Willy Adames – 2-for-4, HR (24), 3 RBI. Again-2-back days with homers and three RBI, like that Drake music I can’t bear in mind the identify of. The ability numbers nearly makes me neglect how badly he’s draining my common. You do you, Willy!
Brice Turang – 3-for-5, run, 2 SB (20). Hitting .316 up to now week with 3 steals! Are you able to train me how one can SAGNOF?
Eury Perez – 5.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 Okay, 2.90 ERA, 1.10 WHIP. I do know my Marlins could also be sacrificing their future for an opportunity to get swiftly eradicated by the Braves within the postseason, however heck, that’s what we would like groups to do proper? I’m all for it! Marlins Baseball! Get Hooked! Play your greatest gamers, I don’t care how outdated or younger they’re! Sacrifice futures to win now–similar to the NFL!
Tanner Scott – 1.0 IP, Okay, SV (6). Tanner hasn’t given up a run since method again in July and has absolutely entrenched David Robertson as the brand new nearer, regardless of the Fish paying prime greenback for him. He’s a BUY and certain the most suitable choice for saves accessible if he’s nonetheless on the market.
Cristopher Sanchez – 5.0 IP, 4 hits, BB, 4 Okay. He’s been high quality, and principally a secure streaming choice however he will get Atlanta subsequent week and also you don’t need no a part of that Dewey.
Trea Turner – 2-for-3, HR (23), SB (26). My good friend (sure I’ve one!) was upset Trea determined to go on PAT go away (cool technique to say it) within the midst of his H2H playoff, however I assured him everybody together with Trea’s new child momma knew TT was going to homer instantly upon coming again. So in fact, he did. That proud dad vitality is simply too robust, and Trea Turner is so scorching proper now, Hansel. He’s hitting .413 with 8 house runs, 19 RBI, 16 runs scored, and 4 steals up to now two weeks. Candy sassy molassy! Sure, please, and thanks! However this one, that one was for junior!
Jesus Sanchez – 1-for-2, HR (13). BUY. He’s slashing .273/.342/.487 in a platoon. He most likely deserves to play on a regular basis however you don’t mess with the Jesus when he’s obtained factor going.
Yusei Kikuchi – 5.0 IP, 3 hits, ER, BB, 8 Okay. Lisa Loeb’s favourite participant says we actually should cease pitting feminine musicians in opposition to one another. You say you’ll be able to like each Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo, even when they hate every others GUTS (out now!). Regardless it’s none of our enterprise in the event that they do–except they’re utilizing a feud to promote data, during which case by all means, spill the TMZ. Kikuchi was placing collectively a profession greatest 12 months 3.57 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 160/43 Okay/BB, completely killing it on the finish of July early August earlier than hitting a tough patch currently. Thank god for the Royals. Talking of Royals, can we get Lorde in on this beef?
Davis Schneider – 2-for-2, 2 BBs, slashing .403/.535/.811. He was a BUY and yeah, that’s like actually his slash! Profession! His OPS is 1.415! Profession! Seven homers in 21 video games. 2.2 WAR. Do I must proceed? Or do it’s essential to excuse your self so you’ll be able to choose him up instantly? Sure, try this!
Ronald Acuña Jr. – 3-for-4, HR (35), 2 RBI. Reminisce with me a sec whereas I believe again on final 12 months once I owned Alt-164 and that .334/.414/.585 with 23 homers, 127 runs, and 63 SBs might have been mine. That’s Proud Tildaddy Vitality at work. We’ll all the time have 2022, Ronald. I miss you so laborious proper now.
Eddie Rosario – 2-for-4, HR (21), 3 RBI. Three straight multi-hit video games hitting .381 this week! Beginning to suppose possibly I might bat over .300 on this Braves staff.
Bryce Elder – 7.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER, BB, 9 Okay, twelfth win. Doing his greatest Spencer Strider impression, Bryce the Elder could destroy me time and again in Elden Ring however in fantasy we rule all of them.
Mitch Keller – 5.0 IP, 12 hits, 8 ER, 4 Okay. Making an attempt laborious to not make an insensitive Helen Keller joke right here since you’d should be blind to get rocked like this (zing!), or he simply ran right into a Braves staff surging laborious that can not be stopped.
Kodai Senga – 6.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER, 44 BB, 5 Okay. The Senga Genesis is actual. Neglect that Corbin Carroll is retaining him from a ROY nod, Kodai is a legit (not likely) candidate for the NL Cy Younger on one of many league’s worst groups. His 3.07 ERA is sweet for third within the NL, and he’s tied for seventh in strikeouts! Shall be to see the place he’s drafted subsequent 12 months, I think about he’ll be so overhyped I gained’t personal him wherever however I’ll all the time consider in him!
Carlos Correa – 2-for-3, HR (18). All effectively and good CC however Royce Lewis (a BUY, severely choose him up) had two doubles! What number of doubles did you’ve gotten, Carlos? Pfft! Return to Houston.
Esteury Ruiz – 2-for-4, HR (4). I really feel like Esteury type of obtained shafted by the A’ss, and was not afforded the chance to work by means of his stoop regardless of the staff being as dangerous because it has been. The .252/.306/.343 is greater than respectable, and he most likely can’t catch Acuña in steals anymore, however with 58 stolen bases he’s nonetheless a class winner! I’m all in for subsequent 12 months, yessiree!
Corey Seager – 1-for-4, HR (29), 2 RBI. I do know the Rangers spent massive within the offseason and once more on the deadline however the distinction between this 12 months’s staff and final 12 months’s staff has been Corey Seager. The .338/.401/.651 is elite regardless of lacking appreciable time. Solely Bobby Witt Jr. and Francisco Lindor have been higher than Seager at shortstop this 12 months, and there’s no method you’re drafting Lindor over Seager subsequent 12 months, proper?
Trevor Might – 1.0 IP, 1 hit, SV (19). BUY. I’m ashamed it took me so add Trevor Might. He rotted on waivers for months earlier than I added him just a few weeks in the past. He’s already chipped in 5 saves and now we’re besties for all times.
Jordan Montgomery – 5.2 IP, 8 hits, 5 ER, BB, 6 Okay. If somebody might examine JoMo’s iPhone well being app for his pulse price ask Siri what time it’s whilst you’re at it. We’d should declare a time of demise for the Rangers season.
Hunter Brown – 4.1 IP, 6 hits, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 Okay, eleventh L (ELEVEN). I’d let you know to drop him as a result of we don’t have time for this nonsense or endurance for jokers who’ve begins like this right now of the 12 months however he does get the A’s subsequent week in Houston and it doesn’t get a lot friendlier than that so far as match ups go. You’re on discover although, Hunter.
Blake Snell – 6.0 IP, 5 hits, 2 ER, 3 BB, 8 Okay, thirteenth win. I point out the Cy Younger race to make issues attention-grabbing, however that is actually Spencer Strider’s award to lose. Nonetheless, Snell’s ratios are stellar (2.52 ERA, 1.26 WHIP). He leads the league in ERA, WAR (5.6), and he’s second in Ks trailing solely the aforementioned Strider, who’s obtained about 40 on him. It’s not fairly a runaway YET, however a 20 Okay begin from Snell might actually pull him again into this race.
Ha-Seong Kim – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI, 3 SB (34). Discuss worth! HSK you make me really feel some kind of method. Would you consider FTJ and HSK are neck and neck on the participant rater? With Tatis providing solely $1 extra worth possible 10+ rounds earlier! In the meantime, he’s been infinitely extra priceless than Soto, Xander, or Machado. Who’re you drafting subsequent 12 months?
Trent Grisham – 2-for-4, HR (13), SB (14). In Houston, the slam & legs are served with a Fred Flintstone kind rack of ribs that solely true diehards can try to complete. Why is it I really feel like Grisham is a grizzled outdated vet when he’s solely 26.
J.D. Martinez – 1-for-4, HR (26), 3 RBI. Enrique Hernandez (9) and Max Muncy (33) additionally homered. Talking of grizzled outdated vets, look who homered in his first recreation again from the IL! Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him in Your Line Up” division often takes labor day week off, but when he wasn’t OOO, he most likely would have forgotten about JD anyway.
CJ Abrams – 2-for-4, HR (16), SB (41). Now we get to one of many extra intriguing gamers of 2024. If he might solely bat over .220, we would actually have one thing right here. He’s obtained eight steals up to now two weeks with two homers however is hovering across the Mendoza line. Nonetheless, he might be successful your fantasy league for you proper now. The plus facet of the adverse common is we’ll be capable to draft him in every single place subsequent 12 months. I’m all in on CJ! Hmm, I’m getting some severe deja vu proper now, have I stated that earlier than?
MacKenzie Gore – 4.0 IP, 6 hits, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 Okay. Has he ever pitched this many innings in a season? Most likely not. Is it going to maintain me from drafting him each subsequent 12 months too? Positively not.
Griffin Canning – 5.1 IP, 8 hits, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 Okay. Hogwart’s hottest extracurricular exercise has been pretty distinctive in opposition to some pretty unexceptional groups this month and he will get one other shot subsequent week versus Detroit, He’s obtained a 49/8 Okay/BB over his previous seven begins. I would take into account the prospect of possibly enthusiastic about mulling over the potential for considering whether or not or not I ought to assessment the choice of probably selecting him up. I nonetheless don’t know for certain although!
Logan Allen – 5.0 IP, 3 hits, ER, 2 BB, 6 Okay, sixth win. One other under common to middling streamer who’s obtained an above common match up versus San Francisco subsequent week. StreamONator doesn’t like it as a lot as I do, however robots don’t really feel desperation like us fantasy baseballers (<— Gray’s mother’s time period!) do.
Adley Rutschman – 2-for-4, HR (18). Gunnar Henderson had three hits and the O’s scored 11 runs with 14 hits. Rutsy’s the highest rated catcher on the participant rater–Clearly. Nevertheless it’s WAY nearer than you would possibly suppose. I like the man, however he’s obtained a methods to go if he’s ever going to be extra well-known than his sister.
Ryan O’Hearn – 2-for-4, HR (12). ESPN says O’Hearn is lower than 5% owned, in addition they instructed me so as to add Kadarius Toney, who is seemingly the worst soccer participant on the planet now. ROH is batting .371 up to now week with 2 homers, 11 RBI, and gamers for principally the second greatest staff within the league, in order that possession quantity can’t be proper, can it!?
Kyle Bradish – 6.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 ER, 9 Okay, eleventh win, ERA at 3.03. The O’s win their sixth straight and everybody is aware of I’ve by no means been very bullish on Kyle, however I damned if I haven’t been, dot, dot, dot…Bradish.
Connor Wong – 2-for-2, HR (9). Wong went lengthy! Too dangerous the remainder of the Sawx didn’t do dick.
Logan O’Hoppe – 2-for-4, HR (7). I believe so long as the Angels have even the slimmest of possibilities to resign Ohtani, they’ve obtained O’Hoppe!
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