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%|
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%).
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.
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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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.
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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