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Cedric Mullins II Baltimore Orioles

On Cedric Mullins T-shirt Day.

Adam DuvallCedric MullinsWil MyersTrevor BauerErick Fedde

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Adam Duvall* (MIA): 3-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R

Cedric Mullins* (BAL): 3-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Wil Myers* (SDP): 3-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Ozzie Albies (ATL): 3-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R

Shohei Ohtani (LAA): 2-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Joc Pederson (CHC): 2-4, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Cesar Hernandez (CLE): 3-5, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 R

Luis Urias (MIL): 2-2, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

Jon Berti (MIA): 2-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Taylor Ward (LAA): 3-4, 3 RBI, 1 R

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

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies

76.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

I bet Trout's not far behind in breaking into that 4some. 

van wilhoite LVW

Rickey's overall 72.2 BR WAR with Oakland would put him well behind Chipper's 85.4, but I don't see him on the chart at all (though it's hard to actually tell who is on or of). Unusually bad infographics by the Times. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

Brett, Ripken, Pujols, Chipper.

I don't know if they counted Rickey's multiple stints, or just the first one. That would be interesting.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

I'm in five leagues now. The best anti-dumping rule set I've seen is in a league that admittedly has tried to find the middle between re-draft and dynasty.

Only five major league keepers per year. Every contract increases by $5 a year (no contract years). You can keep up to five minor leaguers as well.

By increasing contracts their are few $1 bargains (your home league's annoying $5 FAAB minimum does the same thing as well). Also, only 5 major league keepers makes it difficult to make trades. 

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies

Chipper

Brett

Ripken

Yount 

van wilhoite LVW

Rickey Henderson had so many stints with the A's I think he's probably on the list.

Ken Griffey Jr. b/c he earned almost his entire career value with the Mariners.

Cal Ripken Jr. 

Frank Thomas is my next guess as an alternate.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jorge Lopez Baltimore Orioles


D'Backs (And O's) Update

Longest road losing streaks (since 1901)

StartEndLOpp
ARI 2021‑05‑042021‑06‑17*23*MIA,NYM,LAD,COL,MIL,OAK,SFG
NYM1963‑06‑161963‑07‑2822CIN,STL,PIT,CHC,PHI,SFG,HOU
PHA1943‑07‑111943‑08‑2422DET,NYY,CLE,SLB,CHW
PHA1916‑06‑271916‑08‑0820BOS,SLB,CHW,CLE,DET
BAL2021‑05‑112021‑06‑17*19*NYM,WSN,MIN,CHW,TBR,CLE
PIT1985‑07‑231985‑08‑3019LAD,SFG,PHI,MON,STL,ATL,CIN
PHA1945‑05‑201945‑07‑0319CLE,NYY,BOS,WSH,DET,SLB
CIN1933‑07‑051933‑08‑2419CHC,STL,PIT,NYG,PHI,BRO

* - active

See the full list at Stathead.com's Team Batting Streak Finder

Alex Patton Alex

I think you want to shift to a healthier option, maybe Sweetgreens. No more pleasant, but won't kill you fellows off as quickly (if you stay away from the ranch dressing).

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies

Terrific story about Mike Schmidt and Tony Lucadello, the scout how signed the drafted player who has brought the most WAR to the team that drafted him.

Spoiler Alert: Lucadello killed himself, supposedly because he was despondent about the state of the game, in 1989.

Challenge: Who are the next four with the most WAR? And don't overthink it.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman

Here's the latest in anti-dumping options ... I am coming to you live from a Brandon, Mississippi Waffle House. I, a total loser, came in last place in my fantasy football league. As punishment, I spend 24 hours in a Waffle House. Every waffle I eat shaves an hour off the clock. It’s 4:07 Central. ... only problem with applying this to my home roto league is that we're already losing owners faster than we can replace them ... but otherwise, I like the concept :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Shed Long Seattle Mariners

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Shed Long (SEA)

Pitcher: Pete Fairbanks (TBR)

Situation: Bottom 9th, 1 out, 0-2 count, Runners On 1st and 2nd

Score:  TBR 5, SEA 4

Double to LF (Line Drive to LF Line)
1 run scored on the play, and SEA's win probability increased 51% points, to 84%
SEA went on to win the game, 6-5

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Joe Musgrove San Diego Padres

Fewer K's than IP among the top Game Scorers last night... the impending crackdown?

 
 
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Curt CasaliGio UrshelaRandy ArozarenaCharlie MortonKyle Hendricks

Yesterday's Top Performers

Pitchers:

Charlie Morton* (ATL): 7.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 0 BB, 7 K, 80 GmSc

Kyle Hendricks* (CHC): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 73 GmSc

Kevin Gausman (SFG): 8.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 71 GmSc

German Marquez (COL): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 69 GmSc

Joe Musgrove (SDP): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 68 GmSc

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

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Abraham Toro Houston Astros
 
 
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Curt CasaliGio UrshelaRandy ArozarenaCharlie MortonKyle Hendricks

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Curt Casali* (SFG): 3-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Gio Urshela* (NYY): 3-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R

Randy Arozarena* (TBR): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

Steven Duggar (SFG): 3-3, 1 RBI, 2 R

Abraham Toro (HOU): 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

Yu Chang (CLE): 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Guillermo Heredia (ATL): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

C.J. Cron (COL): 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Giancarlo Stanton (NYY): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Jose Altuve (HOU): 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

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

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Giovanny Urshela New York Yankees

Gio Urshela (3B) NY-A - Jun. 17
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=785846

Urshela went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, a double and two more runs scored during Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Urshela extended New York's lead by taking T.J. Zeuch deep in the third inning. He nearly cranked another homer in the ninth, but after the official review, it was ruled as a foul ball.

Alex Patton Alex
Eddie Rosario Cleveland Indians

Eddie Rosario (OF) CLE - Jun. 17
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=785851

Rosario went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Thursday against Baltimore.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Rosario took Jorge Lopez yard in the third inning to slug his fifth home run of the season. Though it was his first long ball since May 27, Rosario has recorded at least one hit in eight of his last nine starts. In that span, he's collected nine RBI and scored two runs. Overall, Rosario is hitting .249/.295/.369 across 253 plate appearances on the campaign.

Alex Patton Alex
Curt Casali San Francisco Giants

Curt Casali (C) SF - Jun. 17
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=785867

Casali went 3-for-5 with a home run, a triple, four RBI and two runs scored Thursday against Arizona.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Casali finished just a double shy of the cycle to record his third multi-RBI game of the season. The highlight of his performance came in the second inning when he took Zac Gallen deep for his first home run of the season. He drove in a run on each of his other two hits and now has 10 RBI on the campaign. 

Alex Patton Alex
Victor Caratini San Diego Padres

Caratini went 2-for-4 with a walkoff two-run home run in Thursday's 6-4 win over Cincinnati.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Caratini took Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett deep with one out in the ninth inning. The homer was Caratini's fifth of the season. The catcher has added 25 RBI, 19 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases while slashing .218/.310/.361 through 168 plate appearances.

Alex Patton Alex
Zac Gallen Arizona Diamondbacks

What a glorious day it was for the D'backs in Atlanta back on April 25, duly noted here.

They haven't won on the road since.

Alex Patton Alex

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