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Jeremy Jeffress Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers – Jeremy Jeffress logged his third straight scoreless outing since his return from the IL. The Brewers have struggled to find a good bridge to Josh Hader in his absence, so we think this is good enough to move him up on to the hierarchy. 

Updated hierarchy: Hader | Jeffress | Wilson.

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Emilio Pagan Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays – With Diego Castillo having pitched 2 innings on Sunday and Jose Alvarado coming off a back-to-back, the Rays turned to Emilio Pagan for the save opportunity. Pagan converted, and has only allowed one baserunner through his first five innings this season.

Hierarchy remains: *Alvarado | Castillo | Roe.
* = closer-by-committee

Alex Patton Alex

Unclaimed yesterday in the American Dreams. It's not like we didn't throw our darts.


Random Hackers: res CGearrin Sea, pur MWalden Bos 3
Peppermartins: res SBrito Tor, pur MTauchman NYY 9
Peppermartins: res RRodriguez Det, pur MChavis Bos 12
Peppermartins: res CGreen NYY, pur CBassitt Oak 12
Nattering Nabobs: rel YPetit Oak, pur ChMartin Tex 4
Jerry's Kids: rel PFry Bal, pur LGarcia LAA 6
BB Guns: rel INova CWS, pur SBarlow KC 8
Bad Kreuznachs: rel RoPerez Cle, pur PSeverino Bal 0
Bad Kreuznachs: res AHanson Tor, pur TEstrada NYY 4
Palukas: res MMaldonado KC, pur TomMurphy Sea 0
Fine Tooners: rel RBuchter Oak, pur JNewberry KC 11
Fine Tooners: res ACobb Bal, pur NWittgren Cle 3
Fine Tooners: res CMullins Bal, pur RCordell CWS 11
Fine Tooners: rel JRondon CWS, pur ESogard Tor 3
Peppermartins: res TThornburg Bos, pur TPannone Tor 1
Palukas: dis NEovaldi Bos, pur ZRosscup Sea 0
Moose Factory: dis MShoemaker Tor, pur TCole LAA 0
Nova: res RGrossman Oak, pur MFord NYY 1  

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Gregory Polanco Pittsburgh Pirates

""No way I'm out until June," said Polanco"  And he was right. Polanco returned yesterday, going 2-for-4 with a walk and a pair of runs scored.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Alex Reyes St. Louis Cardinals

Sent down to work out of the Memphis pen, he's now being stretched out and will most likely return to the Cards in a starting capacity. He tossed three shutout innings of one hit, one walk ball with four strikeouts on Saturday against Round Rock. Does this mean that CarMart is likely to be in the bullpen when he returns or is it simply filling a need based on the performance of Dakota Hudson thus far and Wacha hitting the DL. Whatever the reason, Reyes returning to the starting role is good news.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Christian Yelich Milwaukee Brewers

Regression police rejoice!

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Nick Burdi Pittsburgh Pirates

my guess is that he's done ... went down in a heap after what looked like his elbow snapping during a pitch ... feel for him ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Christian Yelich Milwaukee Brewers

0-4 tonight with a K. In St. Louis.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Josh Reddick Houston Astros

3-for-3 tonight (so far) after hitting .471 last week.

I have the high bid here and gave it a slight inflation boost on my sheet, but stopped bidding when he reached $10 in the ADL. Not sure why. I've always liked Reddick's game.

Alex Patton Alex
Nathan Eovaldi Boston Red Sox

Back under the surgeon's knife for what seems like a repeat of the procedure he had last year on his right elbow. Expected to miss 4-6 weeks. 

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Michael Wacha St. Louis Cardinals

To the DL with patellar tendinitis. Expected to miss just one start.

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Eloy Jimenez Chicago White Sox

You know things are going bad when, running across the bottom of the NL game on MLB, you see the White Sox have put a hurt on a team that has no pitching, you go to OnRoto to see what Eloy did, and you read:

04.22: White Sox placed OF Eloy Jimenez on the bereavement list. (Jimenez has flown home to the Dominican Republic following the death of his
grandmother and will miss Chicago's three-game series against the
Orioles. Nicky Delmonico is getting the call in a corresponding roster
move.)

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Pete Alonso New York Mets

While I was posting under Gallo, Alonso reached over and slapped a ball that was a good foot outside down the first base line for an RBI double.

It's official. I'm a Gallo fan and an Alonso fan.

Alex Patton Alex
Joey Gallo Texas Rangers

Hit .478 this week. Only four of his 11 hits were big flies. His G/L/F this year is 35/28/38. Clearly he needs to work on his launch angle.

I'm embarrassed by my bid. (While I was pleased when he went for $23 in the ADL.) Time to get over my batting average phobia.

Alex Patton Alex
Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals

He has 5 HR and April has a week left in it.  Did I realize he earned $14 last year?  Did anyone in my league?  I think we all assumed he continued his 2017 futility.  13 HR and 12 SB is no joke.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Cole Tucker Pittsburgh Pirates

IDK if he'll have a lot of fantasy value outside of steals; but he looks like a ball player and acts like a ball player so I'm sold on adding him to my team to see if he can become:

1) The 2019 version of the 2017 Chris Taylor

2) Dansby Swanson with more steals

3) or Whit Merrifield within a couple of years

van wilhoite LVW
Robert Stephenson Cincinnati Reds

Yep.  Every year mid-season you can look back and see a MR or two who you wish you had picked up early and left in your lineup throughout.  Brebbia and Nick Burdi might qualify as well.

John Thomas Roll2
Christian Yelich Milwaukee Brewers

It truly is.

Here's another amzing factoid, this one from Sam Miller at ESPN.

... Yelich has managed to increase his pull rate at the same time he has increased his fly ball rate, from 38 percent pre-2018 All Star break to 43 percent since.

And almost every fly ball he pulls is hit hard and far. Before last year's midway point, he had slugged .935 on flies. Since then, he has slugged 2.136. He has pulled four fly balls this year, and they've all been home runs. 

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26579910/how-christian-yelich-became-future-hall-famer-400-plate-appearances

Alex Patton Alex
Drew Waters Atlanta Braves

The second player on Baseball America's Hot Sheet this week.

2. Drew Waters, OF, Braves
Team: Double-A Mississippi (Southern)
Age: 20
Why He's Here: .375/.412/.656 (12-for-32), 4 R, 6 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 2 BB, 12 SO

The Scoop: While fellow 20-year-old outfielder Cristian Pache is hitting .309/.361/.618 for Double-A Mississippi, Waters—born a month after Pache—is right there with his teammate at .333/.389/.515 through 15 games. The 22 strikeouts are high, but if Waters gets a fastball in his hot zone early in the count, he's up there doing damage with an aggressive approach. (BB)

Alex Patton Alex
Adam Jones Arizona Diamondbacks
The Indians have no corner outfielders who can hit and that includes Bauers who has now moved to 1B.  I don’t understand why they didn’t sign anyone.  Adam Jones cost only $3M for one year.  Bauers, Naquin, Allen, Lupow, and Cargo have combined for 3 HR and 8 doubles.  Adam Jones has 5 HR and 6 doubles.  He likely won’t outproduce them all season, but it is possible.  

I’m sure there still must be an OF free agent who could help them more than who they have.  
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

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