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Fantasy Training Room: How Should Owners Handle Carlos Correa & Stephen Strasburg?

by Jeremy Tiermini

“That’s the trouble. I can’t make up my mind. I haven’t got a brain. Only straw.” The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz

This week’s quote applies to two players that are huge risk-reward plays this week. When healthy they are dominant players, but are they healthy? Should you play them this week? Do I really have a brain?

Carlos Correa (HOU SS)
The discomfort in Correa’s left hamstring has resulted in Houston’s rookie phenom missing four straight games. I commend the Astros for taking the conservative approach, lest this situation turn into the nightmare that Yasiel Puig’s owners have endure this season (Puig was placed back on the disabled list last week with a hamstring strain). Remember that this is Puig’s second stint on the disabled list because of hamstring issues, with his first trip keeping out action for 39 games.

To his credit Correa is anxious to return. When asked about his absence he explained: “I didn’t want another day. They gave me another day. I’m going to run today. I didn’t run yesterday, so we’ll see how it feels.” Within the same piece, manager A.J. Hinch explained why Houston was being careful with Correa. “It’s always hard because guys want to play, but it’s a pretty simple decision for me,” Hinch said. “If there’s sensitivity in there and he’s showing any signs of discomfort it’s a no.” Read more

Bullpen Notes: August 30, 2015: Doolittle Close To Closing, Next Up In TB & 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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10 Important Stories From 8/30/15 Box Scores: Is Lamb Worth Buying, Vogt/Martin Re-Emerging & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

For the second time in less than two weeks the Dodgers were no-hit, this time with Jake Arrieta accomplishing the feat (1 BB, 12 K).  How much louder will the calls for Corey Seager get?

It was a significant step backwards for Julio Teheran, as he allowed 8 ER on 9 H and 3 BB over 4.1 IP including 3 HR (as part of a 20 run Yankee onslaught).  Kyle Seager enjoyed another big day at the plate, going 3-6 with 1 HR, 3 RBI and 1 R, giving him home runs in three straight games (8-15, 3 HR, 6 RBI).  Ervin Santana had an impressive performance (7.0 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 10 K), though it came against the strikeout prone Astros so we have to keep it in perspective.

1) Russell Martin starting to turn things around…
When the offense features Josh Donaldson (2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R) and Edwin Encarnacion (2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R), as well as Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Bautista, it’s easy to overlook when a “secondary” player is struggling.  That said, prior to Saturday Martin had gone 6-54 with 0 HR and 1 RBI in August while battling an injury.  After going 2-3 with 1 HR, 2 RBI and 3 R yesterday he’s now homered in back-to-back games, with 4 RBI and 4 R in the process.  We all know the type of bat he has, so this is definitely a positive sign.  As long as he’s healthy feel free to slot him back into all lineups immediately. Read more

Bullpen Notes: August 29, 2015: Pomeranz Impresses, Giles Becoming Elite & 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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Enter To Win A Le’Veon Bell Autographed Mini Helmet By Ordering Rotoprofessor’s 2015 Fantasy Football Draft Guide!

Last year we debuted the Rotoprofessor Fantasy Football Draft Guide and this year we’re back for more!!  The guide has officially been released and is very similar to our Baseball Guide (including regular updates based on news/injuries).  Normally $6, if you order the guide now you will get it for just $5!  Included in the guide will be:

  • Expanded Positional Rankings (Top 75 RB, Top 100 WR, etc.)
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  • Projections (Including Player Analysis)
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Prospect Report: Could A.J. Reed or Bradley Zimmer Make A September Impact?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Obviously there are big named prospects who could get an opportunity come September (think Corey Seager), but what about a few players who aren’t currently on their team’s 40-man roster who could get a look?  It’s a little less likely that they arrive, but if they do the potential is there for them to make a significant impact.  Here are two players to keep a close eye on, in case their team decides to make a move (all stats are through Wednesday):

 

A.J. Reed – Houston Astros – First Baseman
Chris Carter continues to be a disaster (.143, 0 HR, 4 RBI in 17 games in August), so is it really unthinkable that the team tries another option?  Conventional wisdom would be simply promoting Jon Singleton, but he’s already struggled in the Majors (.205, 1 HR in 44 AB) and when has Houston ever been conventional?

Between High-A and Double-A (475 AB) Reed is hitting .343 with 30 HR and 112 RBI.  The power, at least to an extent, was inflated due to playing in the California League:

  • High-A – 23 HR in 318 AB (1 HR every 13.8 AB)
  • Double-A – 7 HR in 157 AB (1 HR every 22.4 AB)

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