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Connor Brogdon Philadelphia Phillies

Go to the "Stats" link above ... it shows Ketal Marte has already earned $3 (as has NickC that Alex mentioned)

Howard Lynch LynchMob

The Final Update of the 2021 Patton $ Online is complete. Subscribers will find updated program, Excel and text files in the Downloads area.

Lots of tweaks and bits of news. Have a great season!

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jose Altuve Houston Astros

I've always been higher on Altuve than anyone else and I guess I still am. I got him for $31 last night in an OBP league.  His OBP has always been less valuable than his Avg.  But, he looks healthy and inflation was really high. Incidentally, I spent $64 on Trout, which was declared a league record.  I had his inflation value as $68 and his raw value as $43. Trout, unlike Altuve, gains considerable value moving from Avg to OBP.  Leading the league in walks definitely helps.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nick Castellanos Cincinnati Reds

A little more pricey than Brogdon and Naquin, Kent, but here's someone who is off to a good start. When you touch them all more often than you walk back to the dugout, you are definitely seeing the ball.

For the record: in six games, Nick has fanned twice and hit four homers (also two doubles and a triple).

Alex Patton Alex
Jose Altuve Houston Astros

I remember you used to argue (rightly) that the two best AL Roto players were Altuve and Trout, in that order. And now you have both!

Alex Patton Alex
Aaron Nola Philadelphia Phillies

Fisher Catamounts Big 3 all start on the same day---Nola, Woodruff, Lopez: 

18 IP, 10 H, 4 BB, 3 ER, 19 Ks.

Zero wins.

Mike Landau ML-
Kyle Gibson Texas Rangers

I feel a little better.

He will be easy to reserve on Monday, when we have our first claims. 

He goes against the Rays and Ryan Yarbrough in Tampa on Tuesday.

So... do I ice him?

Alex Patton Alex
Jose Altuve Houston Astros

I have Altuve and Trout in both of my leagues.  May they both run again like 2018 or earlier.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Connor Brogdon Philadelphia Phillies

Since I've been buried at work, who besides Naiquin and Brogdon are off to the hottest starts?

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Sam Clay Washington Nationals

Welcome to the club!

Yesterday's Debut

P Sam Clay (WSN)

Born: June 21, 1993 (Age: 27-290d)

Drafted: Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 4th round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft from Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA).

Debut: 1.0 ip, 0 er, 2 k, 0 bb


  • Cody Wilson (WSN), PH, 24-277d
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Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals

Today's Matchups to Watch

  • Salvador Perez vs. Lance Lynn: 14 PA, .385/.429/.923, 2 HR
  • Matt Carpenter vs. Corbin Burnes: 10 PA, .333/.400/1.111, 2 HR
  • Kris Bryant vs. Tyler Anderson: 12 PA, .364/.417/.909, 2 HR
  • Kyle Seager vs. Jose Berrios: 11 PA, .300/.364/1.000, 2 HR
  • Paul Goldschmidt vs. Corbin Burnes: 11 PA, .455/.455/.818, 1 HR

View All Possible Matchup Histories for Today

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Pablo Sandoval Atlanta Braves

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Pablo Sandoval (ATL)

Pitcher: Tanner Rainey (WSN)

Situation: Top 7th, 2 out, 3-2 count, Runner On 1st

Score:  ATL 0, WSN 0

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
2 runs scored on the play, and ATL's win probability increased 48% points, to 90%
ATL went on to win the game, 2-0

View the full game Boxscore at

Stathead Spotlight: Pablo Sandoval

Most home runs as a pinch hitter since 2018

Jose Osuna657
Raimel Tapia557
Pablo Sandoval598
Hunter Renfroe541
Curtis Granderson586

See the full list at's Batting Split Finder

Alex Patton Alex

Lynchmob, I think zagging is the most effective way to play in a league of owners educated by all the current wisdom. Problem is, of course, that a zag strategy is best countered with other zags. I had a great freeze list and decided to keep all 7 hitters, planning to spend $90 or more on starters and join the 6-month scrum for saves. 

But within a couple of rounds it was clear that my closest competitors had the same zag idea, and they were bent on keeping any of the other top keeper list holders from garnering more than one expensive top starter. With all of us planning to spend big on starters, my zag plan turned zig. Lucky for me, I grabbed Berrios at $30 in round 1, but after that I was outbid, forcing me into buying secondary -- and lower -- starters. I bought hitters instead, overpaying of course, with nearly 30% inflation. From a well-researched list I had planned to buy maybe one or two starters cheaply, I bought much of my staff: Minor, Dunning, Boyd, Arihara, and Luis Garcia. The top closers, according to current wisdom, went way too expensively, so I bought Green, Mayers, and Romo. 

My auction was a double zag. Can't judge where I may finish. Talk to me in June. I"ve got Kelenic and Deivi Garcia in the minors. I like my club, but there's way too much hope in it.

David Molyneaux NeauxBrainers ()
Antonio Senzatela Colorado Rockies

Once again brilliant at home.

Jose RamirezLorenzo CainGarrett HampsonBrandon WoodruffStephen Strasburg

Yesterday's Top Performers


Brandon Woodruff* (MIL): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 83 GmSc

Stephen Strasburg* (WSN): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 76 GmSc

Antonio Senzatela (COL): 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 75 GmSc

Luis Castillo (CIN): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 73 GmSc

Jack Flaherty (STL): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 4 BB, 6 K, 72 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at

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Lorenzo Cain Milwaukee Brewers
Jose RamirezLorenzo CainGarrett HampsonBrandon WoodruffStephen Strasburg

Yesterday's Top Performers


Jose Ramirez* (CLE): 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Lorenzo Cain* (MIL): 2-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Garrett Hampson* (COL): 2-3, 1 RBI, 3 R, 3 SB

Chris Owings (COL): 3-3, 2 RBI, 1 R

Rhys Hoskins (PHI): 3-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Nick Senzel (CIN): 2-3, 2 RBI, 2 R

Christian Vazquez (BOS): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

J.T. Realmuto (PHI): 1-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Darin Ruf (SFG): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB

Trea Turner (WSN): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at

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Joe Smith Houston Astros



1. Joe Smith — Ryan Pressly threw two innings for Houston on Tuesday; an appearance today probably shuts him down for Friday.
2. Mike Mayers/Steve Cishek — If Raisel Iglesias pitches today for the Angels, it’ll be three games in five days with a high pitch count.

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Tanner Scott Baltimore Orioles

1. Taylor Rogers — Alex Colome threw 32 pitches for the Twins in a two-inning save on Wednesday.
2. Tanner Scott — Cesar Valdez got seven outs for Baltimore last night.

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Wandy Peralta San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants — The Giants gave their extra-inning save opportunity to Wandy Peralta, and he wound up with the first save of his career. 

Hierarchy remains: McGee | Rogers | Moronta.

Alex Patton Alex
Paul Fry Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles — Extra-inning saves tend to go to whatever reliever is still around when the visitors take the lead, and for Baltimore on Wednesday night, that was Paul Fry.

Hierarchy remains: *Scott | Valdez | Armstrong.
* = closer-by-committee

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Sean Newcomb Atlanta Braves

People who are drafting this weekend get the latest from the Closer Monkey, but it's nice to have closer chaos organized here. You just need to scroll down the Recent page to become totally confused.

Atlanta Braves — Will Smith earned a save in game one of a doubleheader, and Sean Newcomb struck out the side to do the honors in the nightcap. Meanwhile, there’s still no official word on Chris Martin’s condition.

Hierarchy remains: Smith | Martin | Minter.  

Alex Patton Alex

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