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Lars Nootbaar St. Louis Cardinals
Recalled by Cardinals
June 20, 2022
Nootbar was recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Monday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatchreports.
ANALYSIS
Nootbar's arrival gives the Cardinals an additional outfielder with Tyler O'Neill (hamstring) hitting the injured list. 
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Jordan Hicks St. Louis Cardinals
Rehab starting Tuesday
June 20, 2022
Hicks (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Monday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
ANALYSIS
Hicks has been out for nearly a month with a flexor injury. The length of his absence means he'll probably need more than one rehab outing, though the Cardinals have yet to specify exactly when he's expected to return.
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Nick Anderson Tampa Bay Rays

Rotoworld:

06.20: Nick Anderson will visit with Dr. Keith Meister on Tuesday due to continuing right elbow discomfort. (Anderson
underwent a brace procedure last October to repair the partially torn
ulnar collateral ligament, and it would appear he's hit a major
speedbump in his recovery. We'll have to wait and see how his visit
goes, but it would seem like Tommy John surgery could be a possibility.)
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Yoan Moncada Chicago White Sox

Rotowire:

Hits injured list again
June 20, 2022
Moncada was placed on the 10-day inured list with a strained right hamstring Monday, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
The move was made retroactive to Saturday, so Moncada will be eligible to return next Tuesday, but it's not yet clear if he'll have the chance to do so. This is Moncada's second trip to the injured list, as he'd previously missed over a month with an oblique issue.
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Jeff Hoffman Cincinnati Reds

Closer Monkey:

June 20, 2022

Cincinnati Reds – The Reds late-inning corps took another hit yesterday, as Alexis Diaz was placed on the IL with right biceps tendinitis. With Lucas Sims, Tony Santillan, and now Diaz all injured, we’ll slot converted starter Jeff Hoffman on to this hierarchy. The lefty is having the best season of his career (32.1 IP, 2.78 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 34 Ks) though his control (17 BBs) leaves a lot to be desired.

Updated hierarchy: *Strickland | Hoffman | Kuhnel.
* = closer-by-committee

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FAAB fights this morning in the ADL.

I'm this week's Swattie.

Winckowski today’s big battle. Kody Clemens, after languishng unclaimed for a week, joins the Dreamers. 

First AL game: 7:10

Jerry's Kids: res ADiaz Hou
Jerry's Kids: pur KClemens Det 1
Nova: dis CArroyo Bos
Nova: pur DMacKinnon LAA 1
Moose Factory: res SHaggerty Sea
Moose Factory: pur JMatijevic Hou 16
Moose Factory: res SArmstrong TB
Moose Factory: act ESwanson Sea
Stolen Bags: res AHedges Cle
Stolen Bags: pur RRefsnyder Bos 47 (moose 4, guns 3, nova 1)
Stolen Bags: res MWisler TB
Stolen Bags: pur MMoore Tex 41 (nabobs 2)
Peppermartins: res SHuff Tex
Peppermartins: pur JBride Oak 105 (moose 17)
Peppermartins: res SHentges Cle
Peppermartins: pur JWinckowski Bos 77 (bags 64, guns 11, kids 7, moose 3)
Fine Tooners: res RTepera LAA
Fine Tooners: pur BRaley TB 11 (nabobs 5, bad k 4)
BB Guns: dis YGrandal CWS
BB Guns: pur SZavala CWS 56 (veecks 26)
BB Guns: res KPilkington Cle
BB Guns: pur JQuijada LAA 3 (tooners 11 - second choice)
Jerry's Kids: dis JPayamps KC
Jerry's Kids: pur PMaton Hou 1
Nattering Nabobs: res THearn Tex
Nattering Nabobs: pur JCuas KC 2 
Nattering Nabobs: res SMoll Oak
Nattering Nabobs: pur ZJackson Oak 2
Nattering Nabobs: res MBush Tex
Nattering Nabobs: pur JHerget LAA 2
Nova: res JFoley Det
Nova: pur RBrasier Bos 0
Moose Factory: res MDavidson Oak
Moose Factory: pur AHaseley CWS 3
Stolen Bags: res ADavis Bos
Stolen Bags: pur JKoenig Oak 2
Stolen Bags: mov RRefsnyder Bos UT
Peppermartins: mov JBride Oak C
Moose Factory: mov AHaseley CWS UT
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I prefer the scales to be entirely balanced. If I'm giving up $30 over the current year and the next 2, I want $30 back for myself (preferably in the current year if that's what I'm playing for). 

There's no trade I hate more than when you've undersold your keepers. 

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Oneil Cruz Pittsburgh Pirates
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Curtis Mead Tampa Bay Rays

Curtis Mead, 2B, Rays: Mead homered twice on Sunday for Double-A Montgomery. He also homered on Saturday. His recent hot streak has raised his slash line to .305/.395/.561. It’s also notable that Mead has been playing second base regularly, adding some position versatility for the first/third baseman.

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Teoscar Hernandez Toronto Blue Jays

The win probability felt like at best 10 percent to the 41,000 in the Rogers Centre when he stepped to the plate.

It didn't feel like 87 percent after he connected.


Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Teoscar Hernandez (TOR)

Pitcher: Wandy Peralta (NYY)

Situation: Bottom 7th, 1 out, 2-1 count, Runners On 1st and 2nd

Score:  NYY 8, TOR 7

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
3 runs scored on the play, and TOR's win probability increased 43% points, to 87%
TOR went on to win the game, 10-9

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

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Last night's FAAB Results ...

Sugar Kings: rel TWilliams NYM, prr SWilson SD 1
Rhys's Pieces: rel LCain Mil, prr CKilian ChC 6
Rhys's Pieces: rel ABarnes LAD, prr IHerrera StL 4
Rhys's Pieces: rel CMitchell Pit, prr JEncarnacion Mia 5
Gashouse Gang: rel WAstudillo Mia, prr SBouchard Col 2
Gashouse Gang: rel SLong SF, prr AMorejon SD 1
Lynch Mob: rel JAlvarado Phi, prr DCastano Mia 3
Fisher Catamounts: rel DGordon FA, prr BKennedy Ari 7
Psalms 19: rel MGivens ChC, prr BGraterol LAD 1
Choes Balin: rel LGarcia SD, prr MSchrock Cin 2
Sugar Kings: rel CPoteet Mia, prr NFortes Mia 1
Replacement Level Drinkers: rel DFloro Mia, prr EPhillips LAD 1
Dirk Bags: rel TFriedl Cin, prr YMunoz Phi 3
Sugar Kings: rel MBoyd SF, prr CChang Pit 1
Sugar Kings: rel CMoran Cin, prr ARivas ChC 2
Replacement Level Drinkers: rel SHilliard Col, prr HPark Pit 1

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Ian Anderson Atlanta Braves

Against the Cubs but it still counts.

Monday, June 20View in browser
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Jack SuwinskiChristian WalkerSean MurphyIan AndersonNick Pivetta
Jack SuwinskiChristian WalkerSean MurphyIan AndersonNick Pivetta

Jun 19, 2022 Top Performers

Pitchers:

Ian Anderson (ATL): 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 72 GmSc

Nick Pivetta (BOS): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 4 BB, 10 K, 71 GmSc

Sandy Alcantara (MIA): 8.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 8 K, 69 GmSc

Merrill Kelly (ARI): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 68 GmSc

Logan Gilbert (SEA): 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 62 GmSc

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


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Wandy Peralta New York Yankees

Yankees reliever Wandy Peralta reacts to getting pulled from the game against the Blue Jays in the seventh inning during a game at the Rogers Centre on June 19, 2022 in Toronto.

Yankees reliever Wandy Peralta reacts to getting pulled from the game against the Blue Jays in the seventh inning.
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Lourdes Gurriel Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) hits a grand slam against the Yankees in the sixth inning at Rogers Centre.

Blue Jays left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) hits a grand slam against the Yankees in the sixth inning.
Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports
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Seth Lugo New York Mets

Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (67) reacts as Marlins outfielder Jerar Encarnacion (64) rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam in the seventh inning of Sunday's game.

Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (67) reacts as Marlins outfielder Jerar Encarnacion (64) rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game.
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Jerar Encarnacion Miami Marlins

Marlins rookie Jerar Encarnacion (64) celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam off Mets pitcher Seth Lugo in the seventh inning of Sunday's game.

Marlins rookie Jerar Encarnacion (64) celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam off Mets pitcher Seth Lugo in the seventh inning of Sunday’s game.
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Question for the crowd. If you are in a keeper league, how do you determine fair value if you are trading for this year.  

Sometimes it seems quite obvious -- I must have saves to win and X player is available.

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Other times though the trade wouldhelp but isn't an exact match. 

My thinking is that this-years-added-value should be about 3/4 to equal to added-profit of players being traded for "next year" x the amount of years until they'd have to be released unless extended.

Player X at 24 this year adding 18 in value.

Player A at 6 for next two years adding 10 value for a total of 8 PROFIT.
Player B at 5 for next two years adding 11 value.for a total of 12 potential PROFIT.

Future trade value of A & B = 20 POTENTIAL PROFIT. So I'd want to be getting at least 15 to 20 of VALUE for this year.

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Brusdar Graterol Los Angeles Dodgers

I know he's still only 23, but does he still have a future as more than a swing man? (Not that he's not a great swingman).

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Julio Urias Los Angeles Dodgers

A little comparison on pitching when you have won your last 3 starts over the last 35 years with matching season W/L records


2021 Julio Urias, 2001 Roger Clemens, and 1988 Davd Cone all went 20-3


2021 Urias

5 starts 2-1 3.90 ERA  6 IP/Start 4.2 Run Support(6.2 season)

2001 Clemens 

9 starts 6-1 3.03 ERA  6.6 IP/Start 5.3 Run Support(5.7 season)

1988 Cone 

8 starts 7-0 1.52 ERA  8.1 IP/Start 5.1 Run Support(4.6 Season)



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Sandy Alcantara Miami Marlins

Won 4 consecutive starts between May 16 and June 2 then threw 9 shutout his next start with no Win. 

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