Every Monday this season I’ll take a look at the players most added to Ottoneu rosters over the last week to see what I can glean from the hivemind of the community.
|Top Adds - Week .5|
|Logan Webb SFG||SP||33.53%|
|Julian Merryweather TOR||RP||27.35%|
|Logan Allen CLE||SP/RP||27.35%|
|Daulton Jefferies OAK||SP/RP||22.94%|
|Ian Kennedy TEX||RP||20.89%|
|David Bednar PIT||RP||20.88%|
|Jonathan India CIN||3B||20%|
|Adbert Alzolay CHC||SP/RP||19.71%|
|Zack Collins CHW||C/1B||18.53%|
|Nick Wittgren CLE||RP||17.94%|
Impressed in spring (17 IP, 22 K, 2 BB, 0 HR). Shaky first regular-season start (5.1 IP, 5 K, 3 BB, 1HR @SEA). Pitcher-friendly home ballpark, team that knows how to develop pitching. Set for a nice bounceback start vs. COL.
Offseason favorite of Eno Sarris, Jason Collette. Power arm (touches 100 mph). Dominant so far (2 IP, 5 K, 0 BB, 0 HR). Appears to be closer (2 SV). Just 37% rostered. Will likely be on next week’s list. Possible target.
Similar to Webb. Won rotation spot after strong spring (14 IP, 18 K, 3 BB, 1 HR). Team that knows how to develop pitching. Just 40% rostered, so could appear on this list again with a strong first start vs. KC.
Like Webb and Allen, pitched great in spring (18 IP, 24 K, 6 BB, 3 HR), but did not make the Opening Day roster like many managers were hoping. Could be one of the most cut players next week and one of the most added when he gets the call.
Fared well in spring (6.2 IP, 8 K, 3 BB, 0 HR) and became the defacto closer after Leclerc’s elbow injury. But gave up a run in his first outing. Don’t have a ton of faith in him, but may get saves if you need them.
Another spring darling (8.2 IP, 18 K, 1 BB, 0 HR). Has also had early success (2 IP, 2 K, 0 BB, 0 HR). More valuable in points atm, but could easily take over the closer role and run with it. Possible target.
Won 3B job after surprise spring (59 plate appearances, 15 hits, 3 home runs, 7 walks). Continues to hit well (12 PA, 5 H, 0 HR, 0 BB). Strong pedigree (5th overall pick, solid numbers in MiLB). Skeptical, want to see how he fares after MLB pitching finds his flaws.
Had a poor spring (7.2 IP, 8 K, 4 BB, 2 HR), but in the rotation due to Cubs’ lack of other options. Seems like he has great stuff (33.2 MLB IP, 42 K), but so-so command (22 BB, 5 HR). Small sample, so it’s wait and see for me.
Raked in spring (50 PA, 13 H, 3 HR, 6 BB) and likely benefited from Jimenez’s injury. Just 1 hit in 2 regular season games so far. An option as a cheap catcher, but not rushing out to get him.
Solid in spring (8.1 IP, 9 K, 1 BB, 0 HR). Just before Opening Day word came out he could be in line for saves. First outing did not go well (0.2 IP, 0 K, 2 BB, 0 HR, 3 ER) and has had HR issues the last 2 seasons. Watching, but not targeting.
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