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Joey Meneses Washington Nationals

Joey Meneses, 1B, Nationals: Meneses homered for the third time in four games. Called up when Josh Bell was traded away, Meneses has actually outperformed what the Nationals were getting from Bell. He is hitting .326/.360/.583 with 12 home runs in 46 games.

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C.J. Abrams Washington Nationals

We should get his BIS ID at the end of the season and we'll have his final stats.

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CJ Abrams, SS, Nationals: Abrams was 3-for-4 with a double and two stolen bases on Sunday. Abrams seemed lost at the plate for much of August, but he is hitting .307/.316/.427 this month, raising his overall MLB slash line to .240/.278/.324.

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Alex Verdugo Boston Red Sox

Funny watching him strut around after his home run off Cole the other night.  Hey, Alex, this just in: you're in last place and you don't have a third of Mookie's homers.  You have 10, Alex.  Heck, even Aaron Hicks has 8.

Love it when the Red Sox have jackass players like this.  It's hard to dislike guys like Mookie and Xander, but Verdugo and Devers?  No problem.

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Ian Anderson Atlanta Braves

Will be interesting to see what happens going into next year. I essentially have to keep him at $10 in the final year of a long-term contract since the penalty to cut him is $10/season left. I mean, I could cut him, but that would cost me more than not cutting him since I'd have to fill the slot. Hoping he rebounds or starts the season in the minors.

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Pete Alonso New York Mets
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Pete Alonso sets the Mets’ single-season RBI record with a two-run homer against the As on Sunday.
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Chris Devenski Philadelphia Phillies

Rotowire:

Added to MLB roster
September 25, 2022
Devenski had his contract selected by the Phillies on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Devenski signed with Philadelphia on a minor-league deal in late August, and he'll join the big club Sunday after he allowed one run with an 11:3 K:BB over 8.2 innings for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
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Brad Hand Philadelphia Phillies

Rotowire:

Out with elbow issue
September 25, 2022
Hand was placed on the 15-day injured list S, retroactive to Sept. 22, with left elbow tendinitis.
ANALYSIS
Hand hasn't pitched since he surrendered four runs (three earned) over one-third of an inning Sept. 20 versus Toronto, and he'll now be unavailable for the next couple weeks. The veteran left-hander will miss the rest of the regular season but will be eligible to return early in the playoffs, should the Phillies qualify.
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Nolan Arenado St. Louis Cardinals

Rotowire:

Reaches milestone marks
September 25, 2022
Arenado went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Dodgers.
ANALYSIS
Arenado's homer was his 30th of the year, and it also accounted for his 100th RBI. He's reached those milestone marks in seven straight full seasons, missing them only in the shortened 2020 campaign. The third baseman has supplemented his usual hearty power numbers with a career-high five stolen bases, 41 doubles (two shy of his best mark), a triple, 71 runs scored and a .295/.359/.542 slash line through 142 contests this year. Arenado has tailed off a bit in September, slashing .221/.294/.364 across his last 21 games.
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Ford Proctor San Francisco Giants

Yesterday's Debut

2B Ford Proctor (SFG)

Born: December 4, 1996 (Age: 25-294d)

Drafted: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 40th round of the 2015 MLB June Amateur Draft from Monsignor Kelly Catholic HS (Beaumont, TX) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the 3rd round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft from Rice University (Houston, TX).

Debut: 0-3

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Yulieski Gurriel Houston Astros

Clearly Yuli has hit into bad luck but he got a big one yesterday. The Astros needed both runs to notch win No. 100 with nine games left.

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Yuli Gurriel (HOU)

Pitcher: Jake Reed (BAL)

Situation: Top 9th, 2 out, 0-1 count, Runners On 2nd and 3rd

Score:  HOU 9, BAL 9

Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
2 runs scored on the play, and HOU's win probability increased 41% points, to 92%
HOU went on to win the game, 11-10

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

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Kyle Tucker Houston Astros

Those are some consistent earnings, although I think he'll probably edge out his prior earnings when all is said and done with the new formulae.

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Sandy Alcantara Miami Marlins

Julio Urias has won three more games and has a slight edge in both ERA and WHIP. Alcantara has now logged 221 IP in 31 starts; Urias has 164 IP in 29 starts. Kyle Wright has won 20 games (on my ballot these definitely count) but isn't close in ERA and WHIP and has 175 IP in 29 starts. Carlos Rodon is in the running, so is the hard-luck Aaron Nola. Corbin Burnes, last year's Cy Young winner, is having another great season.

And with all that, Alcantara easily gets my vote.  

Rotowire:

11 strikeouts over eight innings
September 25, 2022
Alcantara (14-8) earned the win Saturday, allowing one run on three hits and one walk over eight innings against the Nationals. He struck out 11.
ANALYSIS
Alcantara's only blemish came as a solo homer from first baseman Joey Meneses to open the scoring with two outs in the first inning. In his last 11 games, the righty has posted a seemingly uneventful 3.30 ERA over 76.1 innings but allowed four runs or more four times and one run or fewer five times during that stretch. The 27-year-old has been particularly stifling at home with a 9-4 record and 1.64 ERA over 121 innings compared to a 5-4 record and 3.16 ERA over 99.2 innings on the road.
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Johan Oviedo Pittsburgh Pirates
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Hunter RenfroeConner CapelAnthony SantanderSandy AlcantaraJohan Oviedo

Sep 24, 2022 Top Performers

Pitchers:

Sandy Alcantara (MIA): 8.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 11 K, 82 GmSc

Johan Oviedo (PIT): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 78 GmSc

Alek Manoah (TOR): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 75 GmSc

Merrill Kelly (ARI): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 66 GmSc

Drew Rasmussen (TBR): 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 66 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

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Anthony Santander Baltimore Orioles


Hunter RenfroeConner CapelAnthony SantanderSandy AlcantaraJohan Oviedo
Hunter RenfroeConner CapelAnthony SantanderSandy AlcantaraJohan Oviedo

Sep 24, 2022 Top Performers

Batters:

Hunter Renfroe (MIL): 4-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R

Conner Capel (OAK): 3-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Anthony Santander (BAL): 3-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Bryan De La Cruz (MIA): 4-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Seth Brown (OAK): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Oscar Gonzalez (CLE): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Javier Baez (DET): 3-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Rougned Odor (BAL): 3-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Michael Harris (ATL): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

William Contreras (ATL): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

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Joe Jimenez Detroit Tigers

Joe Jimenez (P) DET - Sep. 24
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=13724

Jimenez's back injury won't require surgery, so the righty expects to be ready for the start of spring training, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Jimenez had the best season of his career this year, with his 3.49 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 5.6 percent walk rate representing career lows while his 33.3 percent strikeout rate stands as a career high. His year ended slightly prematurely due to a lumbar spine strain, but the issue isn't expected to carry over into next season.

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Eloy Jimenez Chicago White Sox

Eloy Jimenez (OF) CHI-A - Sep. 24
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=13145

Jimenez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Tigers.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Jimenez and Gavin Sheets went back-to-back with solo homers in the fourth inning, but those were the only two runs Chicago managed in the loss. The long ball extended Jimenez's modest hitting streak to six games, during which he's gone 8-for-24 (.333) with a pair of homers and six RBI. Jimenez has missed much of the season due to injuries, but he's hit 15 homers -- his most since his rookie 2019 campaign -- over 77 games.

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Matt Olson Atlanta Braves

He's the lineup today batting fifth against Kyle Gibson. d'Arnaud is batting cleanup.

D'Arnaud?

Matt Olson (1B) ATL - Sep. 24
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=12498

Olson will sit for the first time this season Saturday against the Phillies.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Atlanta has leaned heavily on its new $168 million man this season, and the workload may be weighing on him. He's faded hard down the stretch, hitting .096/.194/.145 across his last 23 games. 

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Dustin May Los Angeles Dodgers

Dustin May (P) LA - Sep. 24
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=14331

May was placed on the 15-day injured list with lower-back tightness Saturday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The timing of the injury means that May's 2022 regular season is officially over. He returned from Tommy John surgery in late August to make six starts, recording a mediocre 4.50 ERA. It's not yet clear if the injury is expected to carry over into the postseason.

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Michael Grove Los Angeles Dodgers

Michael Grove (P) LA - Sep. 24
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=15507

Grove is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The Dodgers will keep Grove on hand as part of a six-man rotation after he made his first turn of the week in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Diamondbacks. He took a no-decision in that outing after allowing five runs (three earned) over five frames, bringing his ERA to 4.66 across his first 19.1 innings in the big leagues. With the Dodgers well on their way to finishing with the National League's top record, Grove could remain part of a six-man rotation over the final week and a half of the season as the team aims to give its other starting pitchers added rest in advance of the playoffs.

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