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 3|
|Joey Wendle TBR||2B/SS/3B||32.75%|
|Danny Duffy KCR||SP||32.16%|
|Adam Frazier PIT||2B/OF||28.66%|
|Jakob Junis KCR||SP||26.90%|
|Ryan Weathers SDP||SP/RP||26.60%|
|Jordan Luplow CLE||OF||26.02%|
|Jed Lowrie OAK||2B||24.27%|
|Kyle Gibson TEX||SP/RP||23.69%|
|Garrett Whitlock BOS||SP/RP||23.68%|
|Tyler Rogers SFG||RP||23.40%|
Filling in on a lot of Ottoneu teams because he 1) is healthy, 2) has positional flexibility, and 3) is on a tear (.382 wOBA), but I don’t believe it (.310 xwOBA and a career low Contact%). For a $1 or $2? Sure, but no more as he’ll soon be a cut.
Buzzy this week following 4 quality outings. Easy schedule: Tigers, Rays, Angels, Cleveland, but is throwing harder (Statcast: 4-seamer 93.8 mph; 92.2 & 92.1 last 2 seasons). Only 50% rostered, but I’m waiting to see how he fairs next @Twins.
Different profile as Wendle, but feel similar about him. Despite career high Contact% and BB%, he just doesn’t hit for power or steal bases. Do you want a guy on a bad team (meaning fewer runs and RBI) who doesn’t hit home runs or steal bases?
That way madness lies. He throws 2 pitches, an effective slider/cutter (slutter?), depending on who you ask, and a bad and slow fastball (90.7 mph). His recent 5 earned run outing against the Rays is just a preview of what’s to come.
A rookie, in a pitcher’s park, in the NL. And a hard throwing lefty at that. I think this all adds up to a useful pitcher for maybe half a season. That’s best case, but likely won’t stay in MLB all year and really only has one other pitch. Worth a cheap speculative add.
At first blush he looks sorta like the 2019 version of himself (.383 wOBA in half a season’s worth of games). He’s swinging less (career low 42.2% Swing%), but more inside the zone (career high 76.5% Z-Swing%), AND punishing the ball (17.2% Barrel%, top 9% of league).
Read last week’s blurb. His production has dipped a bit, as expected, but he’s still been very good and I expect that to continue if he stays healthy. This season, he’s already played more than double the number of games he played the prior 2 seasons.
Velocity appears to be back to pre-2020 levels (93.1 mph). Has recovered from a disastrous 5 earned run opening day @Royals. Outings so far include impressive showings vs.Blue Jays and @White Sox. My favorite pitcher on this list.
Just like Lowrie, you can read last week’s for more on Whitlock. He continues to produce and I learned this week he was a Rule 5 pick which should keep him on the team all year. Shorter term I like Gibson more, longer term I prefer Whitlock.
Nothing actionable here. Just Ottoneu managers reacting to McGee blowing a save and having a COVID scare allowing Rogers to notch his 2nd save of the season. But McGee has returned to form. Move along.
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