Fantasy Baseball – Pirates promote first-class prospects

The change in the rules of the list from Monday limits the teams to a maximum of 13 pitchers. Keep in mind, however, that this excludes certain two-way players from which Shohei Otani is the only one currently active. However, this new restriction will have a noticeable impact on daily transactions. Before the game started on Monday, 13 teams still had to deactivate the pitcher to fall below the ceiling of the list.

Most importantly, there are two teams that recall the prospects of big names in bringing their lists below the new legal limit for submission. One in particular leads the list of recommended pickups on Monday for fantasy baseball.


Oneil Cruz, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates: Having clear Mastered its “development opportunity” with Triple-A Indianapolis to begin this season, Cruz (a total of 13 prospects for Keely McDaniel in the pre-season) will be among the promotions on Monday. Cruz has tremendous power, as evidenced by his 408-foot home run on his nine trips to the player last September, and then by his two additional home runs in 15 spring record appearances – and this is the type that can’t be curbed by PNC Park’s spacious partitions. He is also a prospect with a huge impact zone standing 6 feet 7 in the plate, which has a lot of swing and omission in his game that will subject it to the beating of peaks and valleys.

Nevertheless, Cruz has defensive skills – the strength of his hands is elite – to make his way into the pirates, and in the first place, every day. In addition, as he is a short-eligible player who can deliver that kind of power at a decent speed, he deserves to be added immediately in all formats. Roast managers are likely to derive more value from it than point players.

Riley GreenOF, Detroit Tigers: Here’s a prospect that was recalled before the list’s rules changed on Monday, as that number 5 prospect in Kylie McDaniel’s preseason rankings was raised on Saturday to take over Detroit’s central work on a daily basis. Green would have been here on the opening day, most likely if he hadn’t broken his right leg, which cost him the first seven weeks of the season. He is promising with balanced skills (instrument for punch, strength, speed, defense and patience on the plate), which should soon occupy the highest place in the team and he has already earned the start of strikes sixth and fifth during his debut weekend .

Green’s fantasy potential may be limited by the overall offensive struggles of his major league team, as such things hamper the player’s chances and the opportunity to appear on the record, but he is undoubtedly a rookie worthy of immediate, universal addition to the fantasy. Best of all, his Tigers have a fancy schedule for Week 11, which includes three games against injury against the Boston Red Sox rotation, followed by three at Chase Field in Arizona against mostly right-wingers.

John Bertie3B / 2B, Miami Marlins: No player has been as hot in the stolen base category as Bertie, who has stolen six bases in just his last four games – a result that will match most every other player throughout June – and 14 in a month. This is nothing new, given that he is ranked among Statcast’s sprint leaders every year and has an 84.1% career success rate in theft (53 out of 63), but that’s what something else he serves it at the table that deserves to be mentioned. Bertie quickly became one of the most selective strikers in the game and this helped him win the role of a player in the top half of the Marlins squad, recently serving as their leader against left pitchers and second or fifth against right.

He is not a source of energy, which means that there is more baking in his game than attracting points, but even in the latter, his enhanced role makes him a suitable guy who deserves to round off his lineup. His Marlins have a fancy schedule for week 11 with seven games, including four against a rotation of the New York Mets, which is weakened by injuries, and the team also has a large number of outstanding striker series, heading for the All Star break – – Washington Nationals (July 1-4) and Pirates (July 11-14) in particular – which make Bertie a strong pickup in the foreseeable future.


Additional notes for week 11

Zach Grainke (flexor stretch, 15-day IL) recorded a quality start and increased his pitch to 70 in his second rehabilitation start for Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, making him likely close to full load for his likely return to rotation of Kansas City Royals on Friday. As this will be a home start against the recovering Auckland Athletics (for the best game he can pull off), he is worth activating in every league where he has been associated with fantasy before being injured.

Mani MachadoAn ankle injury seemed bad enough that weekly league fantasy managers should expect him to miss at least a few games earlier in the week if he doesn’t land on the 10-day IL straight. Sergio Alcantara can take the hot corner in Machado’s absence if CJ Abrams does not push Ha-Song Kim there while intervening in a short-lived place. Whatever route the Padres take, their attack will be severely affected by his absence.

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