Yan Gomez protects his manager. pic.twitter.com/hKCLg74jbZ
– MLB (MLB) June 23, 2022
Within the agenda:
- Sleeper and the Bust DK مسابقة Competition
- quick beats
- Various news and notes
- running pitchers
Sleeper and the Bust DK مسابقة Competition
Most Tuesdays, Fridays, and some other days, Paul Sporer and I will do work 5 dollar kings game for anyone interested. A link will be added as soon as it becomes available.
Luis Gonzalez was put on IL with a back strain. This doesn’t sound too dangerous, but it’s doable in most formats.
Lorenzo Cain was released by the Brewers. Cain was set for appointment and went unclaimed. He’s eligible to be signed by any team and likely won’t wait long before someone takes a shot at the veteran defensive player.
Willie Calhoun has been replaced from Rangers to the Giants in exchange for Stephen Duggar. Calhoun is set to concede after requesting a deal from the Rangers, so it looks like he got his wish. Calhoun is a former major player who struggled in a limited time in Major League Soccer. He doesn’t have a real defensive house, but he hit all the levels in the mansion. He could be a sneaky addition to the deep leagues if he can get playing time in San Francisco. Duggar may be able to get some regular play in Texas with Eli White out.
Adam Engel was put on IL due to a hamstring injury. He is expected to be absent in at least 10 days. Gavin Sheets has been called up to take his place on the list.
Danny Mendik was placed on IL with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. This is disappointing news because Mendic has been playing well and regularly. Josh Harrison will likely be in line for a bigger role going forward, but he’s left with a small bruise on his triceps after taking a hit, and Leury Garcia may be the short-term benefactor.
T-France left Thursday’s game after this collision:
SEA 1B Ty France had to knock out today’s game in Auckland after trying to put in an amazing display at first base. I really hope this isn’t too serious. He’s one of my favorite players to watch in baseball. #SeaUsRise # drum together # guards #sports #MLB pic.twitter.com/yzQYDYkQlU
– Baseball today (@dailymlbtweets) June 23, 2022
The X-ray was negative and he stated after the match that his elbow is stiff, but he hopes to avoid IL. Take it day in and day out for now.
Various news and notes
Austin Slater went 2-4 with a home run in the loss to the Braves.
Austin Slater – San Francisco Giants (5) pic.twitter.com/26hO5F02LG
– MLB HR Videos (MLBHRVideos) June 23, 2022
Slater rarely plays against right-handed bowlers because he was a short side platoon player, but with the Giants falling behind Lewis Gonzalez and Lamont Wide, the Giants didn’t have much of a choice. When he does play, Slater has shown good strength and speed, but unless he starts playing regularly at bat, he’s nothing more than DFS playing.
Zach Plesak threw six innings in the loss to the Twins, allowing only one to run with three hits and walk two times while hitting six.
Zach Plisak, a skater nasty 86 mph. 😨 pic.twitter.com/zIwF6lHEOj
– Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) June 23, 2022
Plesak ran well on the power of the slider. Plesac has been doing better lately, starting by throwing five consecutive quality starting with 2.40 ERA and .97 WHIP while notching 22 in 30 rounds. Plesac is a cheap and perfect quality he starts playing, but he still managed to struggle with running at home, but the walking was good which is a good thing too. I don’t think he will be the man many thought he would be after the short 2020 season, but he has value in the deeper leagues.
Flowing pitchers (<50% at CBS)
Jug of the day: Cole Irvine at KC
A good match in a good park.
High-risk options: German Marquez at MIN, LAA’s Chris Flynn, Zack Greinke against OAK, Dane Dunning vs WAS, Mitch Keller at TB, Andre Pallante vs CHC.
Jug of Tomorrow: JT Brubaker at TB
Brubaker has been better lately and has a good match in a good park.
High-Risk Options: Brad Keeler vs OK, Alex Faido of ARI, Josh Winkowski of Klee, Antonio Snezatella of MIN.
For those of you who would like to know how these shots work, I have a document I put together to track stats from recommended shooters. It does not include “high-risk options”.