Ottoneu's Most Wanted - Week 6's Top Adds


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 6

Ottoneu Top Adds Week 6
Harrison Bader STL OF 34.50%
Tyler Anderson PIT SP 29.83%
Tyler Chatwood TOR SP/RP 23.40%
Cole Irvin OAK SP/RP 22.52%
Alek Manoah TOR (AAA) SP 20.17%
Jesus Sanchez MIA (AAA) OF 19.59%
Niko Goodrum DET 1B/2B/SS/OF 18.72%
Sam Coonrod PHI RP 18.43%
Paul Fry BAL RP 18.42%
Miguel Rojas MIA SS 17.83%

Harrison Bader

Has been very good since returning after he missed most of April with a right forearm strain. Biggest change is his 13.1% strikeout rate (career 28.3%). Too small of a sample to know if it’s a real change. Worth an add, I think, to see if this is him building on a decent 2020 (.327 wOBA).

Tyler Anderson

Last week, John told you he was worth a $1 flyer. Adds fueled by 3 straight quality starts. Utilizing his cutter at a career high rate (27.1%). Despite being a soft tossing lefty, he’s in the NL so he should continue to see some favorable matchups.

Tyler Chatwood

Middle reliever du jour. Seems like he’s finally where he should be after bouncing back and forth between the rotation and bullpen and dealing with injuries. Doesn’t give up homers (0.90 HR/9 career), back to being a groundball pitcher (51.7%) and has become a strikeout pitcher (38.2% K%). Add him.

Cole Irvin

My opinion hasn’t changed since last week, but I’m still waiting for the other shoe to drop after 2 more good starts on the surface (2.84 ERA, 6.04 xFIP, 5.91 SIERA). But he’s a lefty who doesn’t throw hard yet his main repertoire is fastball-change up. Pass.

Alek Manoah

John also told you to buy him a week ago. Since then he’s thrown 6 more scoreless innings. Blue Jays starters have been pretty rough (4.48 ERA) and they’re sort of in win now mode, so he could get called up soon. The highest upside SP on this list, but Anderson has a higher floor.

Jesus Sanchez

Crushing AAA pitching (9 XBH, 3 BB in 10 games) after a disappointing cup of coffee last season and with Starling Marte hurt there could be an opening for him. The scouting report is he has insane power, but there are questions about his plate discipline. Do with that what you will.

Niko Goodrum

Balanced production so far (4 HR/6 SB) that I think could continue because he’s playing nearly everyday and not batting at the absolute bottom of the lineup. Plus, he provides positional flexibility. The only question is if you can stomach a batting average possibly under .200 (40.2% K%).

Sam Coonrod

A solid middle relief option in points leagues. Mainly throws a high 90s sinker, but his 4 seamer regularly touches 100 mph. Fills up the strike zone (62.1% Zone%). Seems to be the rare hard thrower who can actually control his stuff. I like Fry most, then Chatwood, then Coonrod.

Paul Fry

Hasn’t missed a beat since he appeared on last week’s list. Still hasn’t surrendered a barrel. He’s actually been even better, raising both his groundball rate (64.3%) and strikeout rate (37.3%). Still rostered in just 78% of FanGraphs points leagues. Go get him.

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Miguel Rojas

On a hot streak (12 hits in his last 10 games). Had a solid 2020 (.330 wOBA). He’s sorta old (32) and sorta boring (career .299 wOBA). But with the number of injuries we’re seeing this year (maybe you lost Paul DeJong this week?), sometimes ya gotta make due.

Ottoneu Top Cuts Week 6

Ottoneu Top Cuts Week 6
Jakob Junis KCR SP/RP -11.70%
Phillip Evans PIT 10IL 1B/3B/OF -9.94%
Keone Kela SDP 10IL RP -8.48%
Jordan Hicks STL 60IL RP -7.89%
Akil Baddoo DET OF -7.61%
Jordan Luplow CLE OF -7.31%
James McCann NYM C -7.02%
Alex Dickerson SFG OF -6.73%
Tanner Rainey WSN RP -6.73%
Travis d'Arnaud ATL 60IL C/1B -6.44%

I’ve started analyzing some of the top cuts as well. I’m going to be more selective with these players as many are on the list for obvious reasons, mostly injury related.

Jordan Luplow

Lands here a few weeks after twice showing up on the top adds list. It’s understandable, he’s got a weird profile (low batting average, high on-base percentage) that makes him prone to being a streaky player. I wouldn’t hesitate to cut him, but I’m keeping him on my watchlist.

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