Howdy Razzball Pals!
That is the most important week of accidents we have now had shortly, with a number of prime 100 gamers on the listing.
The place are my “Bo Believers” at? My RazzSlam crew is fairly smelly proper now, however like a lot of you, I’ve Bo (I do that yr after yr) and waited with bated breath to seek out out if he sustained severe harm on Monday.
Bo Bichette seems to have suffered a leg harm ?
(by way of @Sportsnet)
— Yahoo Sports activities MLB (@MLByahoosports) August 1, 2023
Fortunately, Bo dodged a bullet known as “structural injury”. You possibly can learn all about that and extra beginning RIGHT NOW.
Notable Accidents: Week of July 29-August 4
Bo Bichette (SS, TOR)
Bo Bichette sustained a proper knee harm (patellar tendinitis) whereas rounding first base on Monday. Fortunately, the harm is reportedly not structural. But, the Blue Jays haven’t shared a timeline for Bichette’s return. Dr. Google says it could take as much as six weeks to heal, however Bo has already been recorded performing some supervised sprinting once more.
Bo Bichette (proper knee sprain) doing gentle sprints beneath the watchful eye of the coaching employees. Bichette has been hitting off a tee and enjoying catch as he works his means again from the IL. #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/TOiA3YvXvw
— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) August 29, 2020
The Blue Jays picked up Paul DeJong on the commerce deadline to complement Bichette’s absence on the roster. DeJong has slashed .233/.297/.412 with a 92 wRC+.
Utility participant Luis Rengifo could possibly be one utility choice to cowl Bichette within the interim. Nonetheless, Rengifo’s time could also be transient as Brandon Drury returns to the Angels roster. Jon Berti is an alternative choice. Berti has been on a streak for the reason that All-Star Break, slashing .472/.500/.611. Nonetheless, Berti has been enjoying extra within the outfield relatively than his typical infield positions.
The Marlins reply proper again with 2 within the eighth to re-take the lead after blowing it!
Jon Berti delivered the large hit! pic.twitter.com/FcMfG6mWrt
— Simply Baseball (@JustBB_Media) July 29, 2023
Brendan Donovan (INF, STL)
Donovan is out with the season after receiving elbow surgical procedure for a flexor tendon harm in his pitching arm. Donovan has served as an essential utility piece for the Cardinals and, in Paul DeJong’s aforementioned departure, had an opportunity for a much bigger position this season.
In case you are lacking Donovan in your roster, Wilmer Flores has been on a scorching streak. Flores has been hitting profession highs: .305/.360/.545 with a 143 wRC+. The draw back to Flores is that he’s anticipated to regress someday within the close to future. Ryan O’Hearn is an alternative choice. O’hearn is hitting .333/.377/.542 and 136 wRC+ in 72 PA.
The most popular participant in baseball, Wilmer Flores ? pic.twitter.com/NlCSpjJ5af
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) August 1, 2023
Nathan Eovaldi (SP, TEX)
Nathan Eovaldi’s scorching season began to chill off as his velocity began to go down beginning round July 18. Not lengthy after, he was despatched to the IL with a proper forearm pressure. Bruce Bochy stated he expects Eovaldi to be again across the finish of the second week in August.
Nathan Eovaldi’s velocity is down throughout the board tonight, nevertheless it hasn’t fairly impacted him.
He is by means of 4 scoreless with only one hit allowed. pic.twitter.com/flDyvtAw4S
— Shawn McFarland (@McFarland_Shawn) July 19, 2023
The Rangers purchase Max Scherzer, which can alleviate some pressure from Eovaldi’s absence. That received’t essentially assist your roster. Nonetheless, Nick Pivetta would possibly fill the Eovaldi-shaped void.
Pivetta has been on a tear. In his final 28.3 IP, he has a 1.91 ERA and a couple of.65 FIP with 43 strikeouts to six walks. Woah.
0 runs, 3 hits, and 19 Ks in Nick Pivetta’s final 12.0 IP. pic.twitter.com/7Dh5bxWWo3
— Purple Sox (@RedSox) July 26, 2023
Liam Hendriks (RP, CWS)
Liam Hendriks season has been extra about transcending the sport. Hendriks battled most cancers and introduced his remission in April. After an emotional return to the mound, Hendriks struggled with solely 5 IP and a 5.40 ERA on his document, and he hit the IL once more on June 11. Earlier this week, the White Sox introduced Liam Hendriks underwent profitable Tommy John surgical procedure.
Hendriks will seemingly be out till the 2025 season (with a late season 2024 return attainable). My hypothetical kids can be off at school, and my hair can be snowy white by then. However, hey, I’m simply comfortable Liam is alive and cancer-free.
Pedro Grifol noticed writing on wall for Liam Hendriks when he stated, ” ‘this actually hurts.’ As a result of he by no means complains. If anybody can play by means of ache, it’s him. By no means complains, at all times takes the ball.
— Daryl Van Schouwen (@CST_soxvan) August 3, 2023
Jonathan India (2B, CIN)
A slumpy Jonathan India hit the IL with plantar fasciitis however is anticipated to be again round August 8. Within the final month, India has hit .202/.287 /.333. Nonetheless, his general 2023 efficiency is barely higher than his 2024 efficiency.
Matt McClain can be overlaying 2B essentially the most, however Spencer Steer, Nick Senzel, and Kevin Newman may additionally see enjoying time at 2B as effectively.
That is one other spot the place Luis Rengifo or Wilmer Flores may play a supporting position whereas a participant, on this case India, is absent.
Alex Kirilloff (1B/OF, MIN)
Alex Kirilloff has a proper strained shoulder. A gentle or average pressure can take 1-2 weeks to heal. So, Kirilloff could also be again as quickly as he’s eligible on August 9.
The Cubs’ Mike Tauchman is likely to be an attention-grabbing participant to take a look at if you happen to want outfield assist. Tauchman has been on a scorching streak, hitting .365/.404/.673 with 3 homers and 17 RBIs in his final 15 video games.
Mike Tauchman’s final 15 video games:
18 H | 3 HR | 17 RBI | .367 AVG | .407 OBP | .673 SLG pic.twitter.com/YRfo7TuLyq
— Cubs Zone ™? (@CubsZone) August 3, 2023
Should you want INF protection, Ryan O’Hearn and possibly even Joey Votto (8 homeruns in his final 83 AB!) may present protection.
— Homers MLB (@homers_mlb) July 29, 2022
Shane McClanahan (SP, TBR)
It appeared like this was coming, and right here we’re: McClanahan has joined the IL with forearm soreness. The timetable is unknown, however the membership shared that McClanahan could be evaluated over the subsequent few days.
The Rays have been riddled with pitching accidents, together with season-ending accidents for Drew Rasmussen and Jeffrey Springs.
St. Louis’s Steven Matz has a 2.17 ERA and 29 strikeouts and 6 walks in his final 27 IP. Possibly he’s the one for you.
When is it okay for us to speak about Steven Matz having a 1.69 ERA and a 5.4 Ok/BB in his final 5 begins
— anthony (@HelsleysBurner) August 2, 2023
Anthony Rizzo (1B, NYY)
There’s not a ton of fine information within the Razzball Ambulance Chasers sequence, however Anthony Rizzo’s expertise post-concussion syndrome is a very robust one to put in writing about. The Yankees shared they assume Rizzo sustained the concussion in late Could after colliding with Fernando Tatis Jr. Regardless of performing the correct protocols, there was no concussion detected. Rizzo has reported feeling fogginess and delayed response time over the previous few months, which could clarify his .172/.271/.225 efficiency for the reason that finish of Could.
For now, Jake Bauers and DJ LeMahieu will share 1B tasks.
Anthony Rizzo stated he observed he was extra drained, however attributed it to the grind of the season. He talked about waking up feeling hungover, and infrequently forgot the numbers of outs. Testing confirmed his response time was slower. “I didn’t simply neglect how to do that impulsively.”
— Bryan Hoch ?? (@BryanHoch) August 3, 2023
Jordan Romano (RP, TOR)
Romano has continued to be affected by decrease again irritation like we noticed in the course of the All-Star Break. Fortunately, Romano is already throwing off the bottom and might be able to return August 13. New Blue Jay Jordan Hicks and Yimi Garcia will get some innings throughout Romano’s absence.
The Brewers’ Joel Payamps could also be pick-up. In his final 13 IP, he has a 1.39 ERA with 17 strikeouts and no walks.
Joel Payamps final two DAYS in opposition to the Nationals
18 pitches, 13 strikes
— Tyler Koerth (@TylerKoerth) August 2, 2023
Joe Ryan (SP, MIN)
Ryan has a nagging groin harm that lastly despatched him to the IL. A groin pressure can take 4-8 weeks to heal, which is a good timeline for the Twins, who’re 1st within the AL Central.
With Ryan on the IL, the Twins promoted acquainted face Dallas Keuchel. It has been one yr since Keuchel, the 2015 Cy Younger winner, performed a recreation within the majors. So, at a minimal, this can be attention-grabbing.
Michael Wacha, who’s returning to the mound in the present day (as reported on the time of publication), is simply 76% rostered. You could possibly attempt to nab him if he’s out there in your league. Wacha has a 2.84 ERA up to now this season. Nick Pivetta may additionally match right here.
Marcus Stroman (SP, CHC)
Stro exits The Present with hip irritation. Within the final month, Stroman had a 9.43 ERA and 4.93 FIP in 21 IP with 19 strikeouts to 13 walks. Stroman shared that his hip ailment has affected his efficiency as he tried to work across the harm.
In his present situation, Stro shouldn’t be troublesome to exchange as a result of there are a number of higher choices. In reality, we don’t even want to go away Wrigley to discover a higher choice with Jameson Taillon. Taillon has a 2.97 ERA and 24 strikeouts to eight walks in 30.3 IP. He’s additionally solely 42% rostered due to his dismal efficiency within the first half of the season.
How about taillon. BAM. Jamo getting within the groove, 4 begins in July period 1.78, Schmoney
— Jimmy Lynch (@JamesJlynch46) July 30, 2023
Mike Yastrzemski (OF, SFG)
San Francisco’s Yastrzemski is again on the IL with a strained hamstring. Gabe Kepler shared that Yastrzemski will seemingly be out for 2-3 weeks. Yastrzemski has visited the IL with hamstring accidents usually over his profession with three occurrences simply this season. Possibly the remaining can be good for him as a result of he has been in a droop, hitting .143/.288 /.286 in his final 56 AB.
The Giants at the moment have Luis Matos, Joc Pederson, and Michael Conforto within the outfield. Joc Pederson wouldn’t be a foul choice to exchange Yastrzemski in your roster. Like Yastrzemski, Pederson has been in a droop, however Streamer projections present him choosing up over the remainder of the season.
Taylor Ward (OF, LAA)
Taylor Ward sustained facial fractures after a scary HBP from Toronto’s Alek Manoah. Ward will almost definitely be out for the remainder of the season.
Houston’s slider destroyer Chas McCormick remains to be unrostered in about 15% of leagues. So, there’s a slim likelihood you possibly can choose him up. McCormick has hit .349/.449/.735 in his final 83 AB.
Chas McCormick in opposition to sliders
2021: .176 BA/.338 SLG
2022: .119 BA/.179 SLG
2023: .280 BA/.440 SLG (getting into in the present day)
He simply blasted a slider from Tanner Bibee for a two-run shot and his 14th HR of the season. https://t.co/EsSXiIxPEv
— Nathan Han (@NathanHan13) August 2, 2023
Listed below are some extra gamers that hit the IL just lately:
- Austin Adams (RP, ARI), fractured ankle (out for the season)
- Oneil Cruz (SS, PIT), may start rehab this month
- Domingo German (SP, NYY), out for the season for alcohol abuse rehabilitation
- Tommy Henry (SP, ARI), elbow irritation
- Daysbel Hernández (RP, ATL), forearm irritation
- Tim Hill (RP, SDP), sprained left ring finger
- James Kaprielian (SP, OAK), arthroscopic shoulder surgical procedure (out for the season)
- Ben Energetic (SP, CIN), strained pectoral
- Brad Miller (INF/OF, TEX), strained hamstring
- Trevor Richards (RP, TOR), neck irritation
- Joely Rodríguez (RP, BOS), hip tightness
- Esteury Ruiz (OF, OAK), rehabbing as DH
- Julio Teheran (SP, MIL), hip impingement
- Justin Wilson (RP, MIL), strained lat
Lastly, listed below are just a few updates:
- Shane Bieber (SP, CIN), will reportedly not return till September (identical for Triston McKenzie)
- Max Fried (SP, ATL), returned to the roster
- Hunter Greene (SP, CIN), rehabbing
- Aaron Hicks (OF, BAL), due again within the subsequent week or two
- Clayton Kershaw (SP, LAD), will reportedly return subsequent week
- Nick Lodolo (SP, CIN), beginning rehab subsequent week
- J.D. Martinez (DH, LAD), ought to return in the present day
- John Means (SP, BAL), may return in September
- Cedric Mullins (CF, BAL), will reportedly return in every week or two
- Joe Musgrove (SP, SPD), begin was scratched earlier within the week, however he ought to begin subsequent week
- Trevor Story (2B, BOS), ought to return quickly (Houck and Whitlock are additionally nonetheless out)
- Mike Trout (CF, LAA), has had dry swings however no timeline for return but; there are a number of Angels that would return in August together with Anthony Rendon, Logan O’Hoppe, and Max Stassi
- Will Vest (RP/SP, DET), rehabbing
- Brandon Woodruff (SP, MIL), reportedly returning to the Brewers tomorrow
- Kyle Wright (SP, ATL), out till September
That’s all for this week. Hit me for different updates within the feedback.
How is your line-up holding up by means of the quite a few accidents this week? Say “Hello” within the feedback or over on Twitter (@keelin_12ft).