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 4|
|Adolis Garcia TEX||OF||48.40%|
|Shane McClanahan TBR||SP/RP||41.11%|
|Pavin Smith ARI||1B/OF||39.07%|
|Alex Wood SFG||SP/RP||37.32%|
|Danny Duffy KCR||SP||34.99%|
|J.P. Feyereisen MIL||RP||28.57%|
|Kyle Higashioka NYY||C||26.82%|
|Kyle Gibson TEX||SP/RP||25.95%|
|Jordan Luplow CLE||OF||21.57%|
|Tyler Rogers SFG||RP||20.99%|
Hit 4 HRs in 4 games. That and injuries likely driving his adds. But he’s a 28-year-old rookie for a reason. Has just 6 singles over his last 9 games. Striking out at 31.6% clip. Really only an option in 5x5 and that’s if you’re punting batting average.
Miss out on the Trevor Rogers sweepstakes? Here’s your second chance at Rogers-lite. Has great stuff (can throw 100 mph and has a devastating slider). Won’t have the volume of a normal starter, but will stack up the Ks. I bid $11 on him in one league.
Much prefer him to Garcia if you need OF depth. With Kole Calhoun and Christian Walker hurt, not only is he playing but he’s leading off AND hitting (13 hits in his last 10 games). His Statcast also looks great (.373 xwOBA).
Giants seem to be hitting on these reclamation projects in recent years. Favorable home park. Has dramatically increased slider usage and the pitch is showing increased vertical drop (great for Ks). Oft-injured and weak opponents so far, but a guy I can’t quit.
Last week I said I was waiting to see how he fared against a stronger opponent @Twins. He turned in 7 strong innings. So, I’m buying. Has a deep arsenal (5 pitches). 4-seamer, slider, and curveball all showing great vertical drop.
I bet he’ll be an even bigger add over this next week. Has been extremely impressive as the Brewers 7th inning guy. His Statcast numbers (0 barrels allowed this season) back up his great results (0.00 ERA in 14 IP). A buy in points leagues.
Not a world beater or anything but definitely a more interesting bat than I’ve previously given him credit for. Has been great and Gary Sanchez has been terrible. Won’t be this good all year, but you can do worse at catcher.
He was my favorite pitcher on this list last week. What’s crazy is, he’s still low rostered (65%) enough that he could appear on a third straight list next week. Two more great starts @White Sox and vs. Red Sox. What are you waiting for?
Hasn’t been great since he appeared on last week’s list, but he’s still getting on base at a high rate and hitting high in the batting order. Reminds me of Adam Dunn. In 5x5, I prefer Smith, but I like Luplow better in points.
I have to admit I was wrong last week. Rogers continues to be great and along with Feyereisen he leads the league in holds. He’s a definite add in points and maybe an add in 5x5 as a handcuff since Jake McGee blew another save, but I still think McGee will get a long leash.
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