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.
|Ottoneu Top Adds Week 2|
|Huascar Ynoa ATL||SP/RP||78.94%|
|Zach McKinstry LAD||2B/SS/OF||49.70%|
|Jed Lowrie OAK||2B||48.25%|
|Kendall Graveman SEA||RP||40.64%|
|Lou Trivino OAK||RP||38.01%|
|Tyler Naquin CIN||OF||36.84%|
|Cedric Mullins BAL||OF||32.46%|
|Phillip Evans PIT||3B||31.87%|
|Garrett Whitlock BOS||SP/RP||29.53%|
|Hansel Robles MIN||RP||28.95%|
Adds driven by 12 strong innings to begin the year, but came back down to earth Saturday (6 ER, 3 HR). Feels to me like Freddy Peralta from a few years ago = will amass K, but strong potential for devastating blow-ups. I’m avoiding.
Statcast data suggests he’s an MLB hitter (.356 xwOBA, MLB avg. is .327). Isn’t a full-time player, but no one is in LA and they’re dealing with a few injuries right now. Seems like a useful utility player if you need one and if he’s available.
Absolutely crushing the ball (xwOBA .471) and is a great hitter when healthy, but played just 9 games between 2019-20 AND he’s 37 years old. If you’ve got injuries at 2B or MI then ride the wave, but know an injury to him could come at any moment.
Has gotten Seattle’s last 2 saves, appears to at least have a share of closer role. Has seen huge uptick in velocity (Pitch Info: 94.2 mph last season, 97.3 this year). Seems like a solid bullpen option in both 5x5 and points leagues.
Very similar to Graveman, velocity is up, but is the clear closer on a better team. So I would probably prefer him in 5x5 leagues. Both should be rostered on far more teams and definitely on yours if they’re available in your leagues.
As predicted last week, he’s not getting full time playing time despite absolutely mashing (70% HardHit%, he’s in the top 1% of the league). He’s still available in a third of leagues and should be in your lineup when he’s starting in real life.
Has cooled off (3 hits over his last 5 games) since appearing on last week’s list, but if he’s still available in your 5x5 league, his speed and position atop the lineup make him a worthy add.
Just like Mullins, has cooled off (1 hit over his last 5 games) and is expected to lose playing time as Ke’Bryan Hayes is set to return from the IL. So despite some strong underlying number (.389 xwOBA), nothing really actionable here.
Add him in points leagues. Has been highly successful in multi-inning appearances so far (4 G, 8 IP, 0 ER, 11 K). For now he’s a useful bullpen piece. I think he gets a few starts later in the season and could be an interesting 2022 SP.
Worth a look if you need bullpen depth in points leagues. Seems to be painting the lower part of the zone nicely with his changeup which is helping him avoid the HRs he normally surrenders, but still allowing a lot of walks so I’d spend no more than a few dollars.
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