Every Monday this season (well except last week, I was on vacation and attended my first in-person game of the season, so sue me) 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 11
|Ottoneu Top Adds Week 11|
|Jake Fraley SEA||OF||34.51%|
|Austin Gomber COL 10IL||SP/RP||28.37%|
|Sam Long SFG||SP/RP||28.07%|
|Bobby Bradley CLE||1B||25.44%|
|Miguel Andujar NYY||3B/OF||21.05%|
|Shane Baz TBR AAA||SP||19.59%|
|Ryan Tepera CHC||RP||17.55%|
|Eric Haase DET||C/OF||17.25%|
|Cade Cavalli WSN AA||SP||16.37%|
|Patrick Wisdom CHC||3B/OF||15.79%|
Adds fueled by 14 hits, 14 BBs, 4 HRs, and 3 SBs in 15 games after returning from IL due to hamstring strain. Cooled off of late (1 hit in last 5 games). Not a big prospect and not playing consistently (started just 9 of team’s last 14 games). I’m not rushing out to get him.
Unfortunately now on the IL with forearm tightness. Has been great (22.9% K-BB% since May 1, 14th among qualified SP) since he “Gombered” many fantasy managers (9 ER in 1.2 IP). If someone cuts bait, I’ll buy and see what shakes out with this injury.
A wildcard. Putting up downright gaudy numbers this year (47 K, 7 BB, 0 HR in 31.2 IP between AA, AAA and MLB). Plus, he’s in a pitcher-friendly stadium on a team that has a history of turning castoff pitchers into very useful players. Watchlist him.
12 hits in his first 10 games after getting called up and smacked 9 homers in just 26 AAA games, but his 28.4% K-rate in the minors (33.4% between AAA and MLB) gives me little confidence he’ll be anything more than a very streaky power bat in the majors.
Seems to have taken over the Yankees left field job and is hitting the ball hard (42.6% HardHt%), but he’s pounding it into the ground (55.2% groundball rate, 5.2 launch angle). Not a ton of interest right now, but maybe he can unlock something with the first consistent playing time he’s had since 2018?
36.2 stellar innings pitched across AA and AAA (54 K!, 3 BB, 3 HR). Baseball Prospectus had him 24th in their preseason rankings. Has played his way into the “best pitching prospect in all of baseball” conversation. Must add for rebuilding teams.
Week 9’s most added pitcher returns. After you nominate Tepera in your points league, go back and read that blurb. He’s actually increased his K-BB% to 25% since then. Hasn’t surrendered a homer since April 18.
Honestly not really sure why he’s on this week’s list. Went on an absolute tear the first week of June (6 HR in 6 games), but has just 4 hits (0 homers) since then. I know catcher is always a wasteland, but I’d be taking a flyer on someone else.
Absolutely tore up A+ (71 K, 12 BB, 1 HR in 40.2 IP), but he’s old for that level and had a bumpy first start at AA (6 K, but 4 BB and 1 HR in 6 IP). He wasn’t on my radar before I saw him on this list and I can’t say that’s really changed. If you’re rebuilding, I’d rather grab a hitting prospect.
Another week 9 returnee, but this time I don’t get why. Since hitting 6 homers in 7 games, he’s slashing .167/.286/.367 and is barely playing (has started just 2 of their last 6 games). Stop giving players extra credit for one hot streak.
Ottoneu Top Cuts Week 11
|Ottoneu Top Adds Week 11|
|Corey Dickerson MIA 10IL||OF||-11.11%|
|Adam Eaton CHW 10IL||OF||-10.23%|
|Danny Santana BOS||1B/2B/SS/3B/OF||-9.36%|
|Michael Pineda MIN 10IL||SP||-9.36%|
|Dylan Bundy LAA||SP||-8.77%|
|Wilson Ramos DET A DTD||C||-8.48%|
|Tyler Anderson PIT||SP||-8.19%|
|Trevor May NYM||RP||-7.61%|
|Hunter Dozier KCR||1B/3B/OF||-7.60%|
|Rafael Dolis TOR 10IL||RP||-7.60%|
Was hoping Sunday’s matchup with the lowly Tigers offense would be just the get-right game he’d need, but just 2 K as well as 3 BB and 4 hits in just 4 IP does not inspire confidence and I’m personally going to be joining the crowd and cutting him.
His .168 BABIP screams bad luck. As does his near career worst 11.9% HR/FB despite mashing the ball (career high 46% HardHit%) and a career high launch angle (18.6) that have produced the most barrels of his career (11.1%). His K-rate (29.6%) and flyball rate (46.8%) are concerning, but I’ll be tracking him on my watchlist.
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