Are the Rangers the American League’s reply to the Braves? On this Ted Speak, he’ll focus on…*nudges my canine, Ted, to speak*…Go forward, boy, say one thing. C’mon, cease humping! Oh, are you doing that as a nod to Semien? You’re so intelligent! Similar to me for drafting Marcus Semien (2-for-4, twenty sixth and twenty seventh homers)! What’s that, boy? What does attacking the mailman imply? The mailman’s title is Garcia? Oh, wow, for Adolis Garcia (1-for-4, thirty sixth homer)! Jesus, you’re so unbelievable! Okay, what are you doing for Corey Seager (1-for-3, 2 RBIs, thirty third homer)? *Ted does nothing* C’mon, boy, I’m bored…Bored…Borey…Corey! Wow, my canine is so sensible! There’s nobody smarter, is there boy? Wait a minute, smarter…Evan Carter (1-for-4, 2 RBIs, 4th homer)! Okay, let’s see what you will have for Leody (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs, thirteenth homer). *Ted joins a cult* Wow, good! Thanks for becoming a member of me for my Ted Speak! Anyway, right here’s what else I noticed this weekend in fantasy baseball:
Jordan Montgomery – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.25. The benefit of the AL West is that they may very well be competing to the final weekend, which suggests their pitchers may very well be making their closing begins, and pitching their coronary heart out. The unhealthy information (sorry) is that if the pitcher will get hit round a bit of bit, they could get pulled tremendous fast.
Bryan Woo – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.39. Oh no, his evil twin, Bryan Woof.
J.P. Crawford – 2-for-5, and his seventeenth homer. He now has eight homers since August sixth. J.P. is brief for Simply Choosing, which is brief for Simply Cherrypicking.
Eury Perez – Hit the IL with “Hey, Skip, I can’t carry my arm, possibly I shouldn’t throw anymore innings.” By the way in which, I simply realized, the Marlins supervisor’s title is Skip, which is ideal as a result of each participant on each workforce ever in baseball calls their coach “Skip.”
Jon Berti – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his fifth and sixth homer. Grabbed Berti this weekend for some *licking fingers* delectable SAGNOF! Just a bit Steal-y Dan! Hey nineteen (steals can be good)! And I benched Schwarber as a result of I don’t want anymore homers. And that labored out completely.
Josh Bell – 3-for-4 and his twenty second homer, 2nd homer in 4 video games, and is the kind to get scalding, whereas I’m scolding my fantasy workforce to do one thing!
Edward Cabrera – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.22. There’s an opportunity he will get his final begin with the Marlins nonetheless alive for the ultimate Wild Card, so, sure, what the Streamonator says, but in addition: LFG!
Brandon Woodruff – 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.28. Stated he was struggling along with his mechanics on Saturday. Assuming he can repair himself, I wouldn’t need to meet the Brewers in a playoff collection if their prime three are throwing properly. *wink, wink, nudge, nudge, kazoo* Should you’re the kind to guess.
Freddy Peralta – 3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.86. Okay, the much less I say about betting, the higher likelihood a man doesn’t get rocked, so I received’t say anything.
Brandon Lowe – Out for the yr with a fractured kneecap. That’s a type of accidents that simply sounds painful. Like testicular contusion. From the FUPA to the shin, don’t mess with that physique area.
Isaac Paredes – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a house run. Guess what number of homers he has. Bzzt wrongo! He has 30!
Jordan Romano – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.68. John Schneider mentioned Romano has a cracked nail. Bizarre factor to search out in your cheese. Swanson would possibly get a save or two, in the event you’re determined.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-5 and his twenty fifth and twenty sixth homer, hitting .266. Cake Batter is having a pleasant season (for a random nook infielder or nook outfielder, say, Ryan Ludwick if he got here out of retirement). After the season ends subsequent week, I’ll go excessive 20 at every place, and the first basemen are okay, however removed from elite, kinda like Vlad Jr.
Bo Bichette – 2-for-5 and his twentieth homer, hitting .303. If he hits 20 homers and steals 60 baggage this closing week, it received’t look so unhealthy that I ranked him in entrance of Acuña. Nonetheless early!
Michael Wacha – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.39. Random Prediction Alert! Everybody in drafts subsequent yr will deal with Wacha like this yr was a fluke, and he’ll exit and have one other strong yr.
Juan Soto – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his thirty third homer. You possibly can inform the individuals who play fantasy vs. common baseball followers by their response to Horny Dr. Pepper. Strong this yr for fantasy? Certain. Value $400 million as a free agent? You higher be an actual baseball man for that.
Nolan Jones – 1-for-2 and his 18th homer, hitting .286. NoJo is vernacular for Nolan Jones and “No joke” which Nolan Jones is.
Jordan Wicks – 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Lastly, a Jordan in Chicago who is nice.
Charlie Morton – Hit the IL with finger irritation. Braves’ playoff rotation is gonna be Spencer Strider, then ready for Spencer Strider to pitch once more.
Allan Winans – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 6.00. Don’t have any love for Winans — although, In Dwelling Coloration was dope — and Streamonator doesn’t love him, however in the event you’re struggling to search out somebody the ultimate weekend, Winans will get the Nats once more.
Lane Thomas – 2-for-9, 2 runs and a slam (27) and legs (20). Lane Thomas going 30/20 wasn’t on my bingo card. It was on some girl within the entrance row, and he or she took down the jackpot.
Nick Castellanos – 1-for-2, 2 RBIs and a slam (29) and legs (11). Greek God of Exhausting Contact had 12 steals from 2019 by means of final yr From 2013 to 2018, he had 11 steals. Yeah, the restricted pick-offs and the pitch clock did some shizz.
Cristopher Sanchez – 7 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.48. Phils are doing one thing particular with their non-name model pitchers. Should you’ve by no means heard of them earlier than the season, have an interest.
Ronny Mauricio – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 2nd homer. I’d cheer that he was moved as much as the two-hole, however I’m not giving Showalter any credit score. For something. Ever. You possibly can maintain me to that.
Clayton Kershaw – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.42. Thirty-seven p.c. That’s how a lot Kershaw you’re getting proper now and he’s nonetheless dominant. He was at 42% earlier this yr. Now 37%.
Logan Allen – Hit the IL with “I ought to’ve been shutdown a month in the past so I hope I’m not hurting an excessive amount of subsequent yr from this overwork.”
Triston McKenzie – 1 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 1 hit, 6 walks, ERA at 6.17, as he was activated from the IL. He mentioned his mechanics have been off, however he felt good, and was proper again as much as his preventing weight of 107 kilos.
John Means – 7 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 1 stroll, 4 Ks, ERA at 2.60. Had a no-hitter into the seventh, which is spectacular, so don’t take this the mistaken approach, however noticed somebody say he now sports activities a terrific 6/4 Ok/BB in 17 innings. 6/4 Ok/BB defecates on the dictionary web page for “terrific.”
Dylan Stop – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.66 vs. Nick Pivetta – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.25. This matchup was billed as, “These two guys are going to look so good subsequent March, which exhibits you ways simply you possibly can neglect previous ache by gamers in your fantasy groups.”
Wilyer Abreu – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Might he catch as much as Jose Abreu in homers? I’m not counting him out! And the “him” is Jose Abreu and being terrible.
Adam Duvall – 1-for-2 and his twenty first homer, 2nd homer in three video games. Should you want a schmotato, I’d seize Duvall.
TJ Friedl – 2-for-2, 3 RBIs and his seventeenth homer, and his third sport in a row with a homer. Although, the center sport with a homer was an inside-the-parker, which feels much less about somebody being scorching and extra about somebody cruising across the bases whereas an outfielder–Ugh, who am I kidding? I’m simply delaying speaking about Joey Votto enjoying in what could be his closing dwelling sport. *choked up* Right here we go, guys and 5 gals…
Joey Votto – 1-for-3, hitting .205. The standing ovation by the Reds followers and the Reds announcers speaking about how this could be Votto’s closing dwelling sport in Cincy is the kind of factor to provide you chills. Should you get chills from a company forcing an outdated particular person out of their job as a result of they need to transfer on to a youthful and cheaper mannequin. Ya know, as a result of Votto has by no means mentioned he’s retiring and the Reds have a membership possibility. One thing about cheering a man when he hasn’t mentioned he’s retiring that feels such as you’re saying, “Thanks, man, no get outta right here!”
Christian Encarnacion-Strand – 1-for-3 and his eleventh homer, hitting .279. CES now has two homers in two video games, three homers in 4 video games, 4 homers within the final week, and goes to be a steal in drafts subsequent yr.
Nelson Velazquez – 2-for-3 and his sixteenth and seventeenth homer. You realize I like him, however I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t undercut it with some managerial nonsense. The MLB’s ugliest supervisor as voted on by his friends, Matt Quatraro, subbed out Velazquez yesterday for a matchup with Isbel. The Royals have already misplaced 100 video games and Velazquez had an opportunity for 3 homers, and y0u sub him out? For what purpose?
James McArthur – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 5.31 and his third save. Royals’ new nearer can also be WWII’s nearer.
Joe Boyle – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 0.0000000000000 in his 2nd profession begin. Streamonator doesn’t love his final begin of the yr, however I may see streaming him.
Esteury Ruiz – 2-for-4 and his sixty fourth and sixty fifth steal. How does he not go for 70 steals within the closing week? Rhetorical!
Anthony Rendon – Angels mentioned Rendon received’t return this yr. Backdate that to 2019.
Mike Trout – Transferred to the 60-day IL. Which means he’ll be wholesome proper round December fifth, and in time to be traded to the Marlins for a younger pitcher, who won’t ever pitch for the Angels.
Joe Ryan – 6 IP, 3 ER, 7 hits, zero walks, 10 Ks, ERA at 4.31. Strong closing begin for a man who was extra rocky than Stallone. Oh, he would possibly get one other begin, however I wouldn’t belief him.
Max Kepler – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his twenty third homer, hitting .253. To not belabor how boring Vlad Jr. has been, however Kepler or Vlad? Okay, Vlad, however ought to it even be shut?
Jorge Polanco – 1-for-5, and his 14th homer. Now has eight homers within the closing two months, whereas hitting round .280. Could possibly be an attention-grabbing draft choose subsequent yr (which is strictly what I say to attempt to bait folks into drafting him). Yeah, man, he seems superior! (Nonetheless baiting.)
Sonny Grey – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.80. Eight wins on the yr on a workforce in first! Eight freakin’ wins! I’m sorry, don’t inform me about Win Luck, capitalized, being helped by good groups. It’s all BS! They should change how they depend wins. It will change all pitching information, however who cares? In the event that they used pitchers in 1910 how they’re used now, wins can be whoever pitched essentially the most innings of a sport on the profitable workforce, and Walter Johnson would have 8,000 wins and would’ve pitched for 75 years. I don’t care. CTW! Change The Win! (Oh, and I do know, scorching shot, if wins have been modified to whoever pitches most for the profitable workforce, Grey nonetheless wouldn’t have received on Saturday. Don’t be obtuse!)