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The Need For Speed (Off The Wire): Jose Peraza, Travis Jankowski & Michael Bourn

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Speed is quickly becoming hard to find for fantasy owners, so let’s take a quick look at three players who are easily available for fantasy owners to try and determine if they can make an impact:

 

Jose Peraza – Second Baseman/Outfielder – Cincinnati Reds
Past 7 Days – 4 SB

He’s being utilized in a utility role, but with Billy Hamilton currently in the concussion protocol there’s a chance he gets regular AB immediately.  As it is, a trade of Zack Cozart, Brandon Phillips or Jay Bruce ahead of the Trade Deadline would likely lead to the former top prospect playing every day.  There are questions about his profile at the plate, but there is no question that he can make an impact with his legs:

  • 2013 – 64 SB
  • 2014 – 60 SB
  • 2015 – 36 SB

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  • Expanded Rest of Season Rankings
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  • Bullpen Depth Chart
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Bullpen Notes: June 28, 2016: Could Street Lose Job?, Dyson On Hot Seat & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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June Velocity Leaders: Is There Upside In The Flame Throwers (Paxton, Ventura & More)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Entering play on Monday there were five pitchers averaging over 96 mph on their fastballs.  Does that make them must buy options?  Does it mean they are locks to produce gaudy strikeout totals?  Let’s take a look at each of them and their potential value:

 

Noah Syndergaard – New York Mets
Average Fastball – 98.1 mph

He had an injury scare recently (and there are reports that he’s dealing with a bone spur in his elbow), and while his start wasn’t very good on Monday there was no issue with his velocity.  He brings the entire package to the table and is quickly emerging as one of the brightest young starters in the game.  Just look at these numbers (prior to Monday) and it shows how excited you should get:

  • Strikeouts – 10.88 K/9 (15.0% SwStr%)
  • Walks – 1.19 BB/9
  • Groundballs – 54.2%

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Closer In Waiting Power Rankings: June 29, 2016: Will Iglesias Emerge As Reds’ Closer & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Are you someone constantly on the lookout for the next potential closer? That’s what we are trying to pinpoint here, with our Top 5 Closer In Waiting Power Rankings. These rankings look at the pitchers who appear capable of taking over their team’s respective closing duties (though in some cases, will need some help to get there). Keep in mind, if a pitcher is currently part of a committee they will not be included in these rankings despite not currently “holding” the job outright (for now we are leaving off the Tampa Bay situation)

Without further ado, let’s take a look at how things stand (all statistics are through Monday unless otherwise noted; previous ranking shown is from column on June 9):

1) Raisel Iglesias – Cincinnati Reds (5)
Current Closer – Tony Cingrani

You could argue that Michael Lorenzen will emerge as the better option, but he’s given up home runs in each of his first two outings.  It’s not that Iglesias has been lights out, but it’s also easy to argue that his overall upside is higher.  He’s shown both strikeouts and control as a starting pitcher and you don’t waste his type of upside pitching in the sixth or seventh (or even the eighth) inning unless you have a lights out closer (like former Red Aroldis Chapman).  Cincinnati simply doesn’t have that in Cingrani, so look for Iglesias (who was arguably the team’s ace) to quickly rise to a prominent relief role and ultimately take over closing duties. Read more

Bullpen Notes: June 28, 2016: Ziegler Blows Another Save, Casilla Struggles Again & More

Are you following @Rotoprofessor on Twitter? If not you should be, as we Tweet out all the important bullpen notes every morning from the previous day’s games. Who is in jeopardy of losing their job? Who is worth the speculative add? Here are this morning tweets (Please note we won’t be posting these on the website every day, so make sure you follow @Rotoprofessor to ensure you don’t miss a thing):

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