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Jose Ramirez Cleveland Guardians

With K's a dominant factor in the game, Jose Ramirez leads a group of players who have more walks than Ks. Ramirez's season is pretty special.  The others: Steven Kwan, Luis Arraez, Alejandro Kirk, Michael Brantley, Yandy Diaz, Luis Guillorme, Alex Bregman, Carlos Satana & Juan Soto.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Esteury Ruiz San Diego Padres

Seems like he has to have been a permanent fixture this year on the "Prospect Hot Sheet" ... this kid is ON FIRE ... now at AAA ... .363/.489/1.145 for the season so far (AA + AAA).

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Phil Maton Houston Astros

Definitely worth repeating! It's likely in 241 previous IP, Maton never had an immaculate inning. But... why was Garcia taken out?

Alex Patton Alex
Cionel Perez Cincinnati Reds

Bautista went for a buck to the Nabobs.

Lopez went for two bucks -- to me.

I spent big bucks on two starting pitchers (Bieber and Lynn), then threw darts for the other nine pitchers. Two hit the bull's eye (the other was Springs), the rest barely hit the board. Result: I am down near the bottom in all four pitching categories.

But it's a long season! It's kind of fun to throw FAAB darts each week at the vast array of available pitchers with nothing (much) left to lose.

The goal is to finish fifth; that gives me the maximum seven keeps and the first pick in the reserve draft (each round). With some strategic trades and a bit of FAAB luck, it could happen.

Alex Patton Alex

Last year after a 3+ week stint in the minors in June....while with the Reds.....pitched 6 2/3 innings 1.35 ERA 2 BB 12 K. I said at that time I thought he may have figured something out durng that stint. 

van wilhoite LVW
Shane McClanahan Tampa Bay Rays

McClanahan and it's not close for me. At some point, "the guile and deception" that has worked effectively for Cortes, will fade into the distance, much the same as the results of his fastball. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Aaron Judge New York Yankees

I ask you. Are these Yankees buttoned down or what? They cut their hair short. No beards, not even a mustache. Hair dye? Are you kidding me? Aaron Judge doesn't even get into a shopping cart and ride around in the dugout after pushing an inside curveball from McClanahan over the right field fence in Yankee Stadium for a 1-0 lead in the first.

The crowd doesn't even go that nuts.

Alex Patton Alex
Phil Maton Houston Astros

Seems worth repeating (especially for this former-Padre :-)) ... 2 immaculate innings thrown in 1 game for first time

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Luis Garcia Houston Astros
Howard Lynch LynchMob

Rotowire:

Named everyday shortstop
June 15, 2022
Manager Dave Martinez committed to Garcia as the Nationals' primary shortstop Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
ANALYSIS
Garcia has performed well as an everyday player for Washington while filling in for Alcides Escobar(hamstring), and Martinez confirmed Wednesday that Escobar will be used as a utility man upon his return while Garcia remains in an everyday role at shortstop. Garcia is slashing .353/.358/.471 with a homer, three doubles, eight RBI and five runs with the major-league club this year.
Alex Patton Alex
Jonah Bride Oakland Athletics
Gets another start at hot corner
June 15, 2022
Bride will start at third base and bat ninth in Wednesday's game in Boston, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Even though he went hitless in three plate appearances in his MLB debut Tuesday in Oakland's 6-1 loss, Bride will stick in the starting nine against a right-handed pitcher (Josh Winckowski) for the second straight contest. Bride looks like he'll get at least a short-term trial as the Athletics' primary third baseman after journeyman Matt Davidson failed to capitalize on the opportunity upon being called up from Triple-A Las Vegas last week.
Alex Patton Alex
Tanner Scott Miami Marlins

For all of us that went all-in on him ... we got our Save yesterday ... and then ... today ... oof ... massive blown save ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Tyson Miller Texas Rangers

Tyson Miller was the TBD for the Rangers this afternoon. It did not go well.

Alex Patton Alex
Josh Winckowski Boston Red Sox

The TBD for the Red Sox turns out to be Josh Winckowski. Tossed 42.2 IP in nine starts, so I wouldn't expect a W here.

Alex Patton Alex
Shane McClanahan Tampa Bay Rays

Matchup of tonight: Shane McClanahan against Nestor Cortes. If you could pick one the rest of the way, who would you take?

Alex Patton Alex
Garrett Stubbs Philadelphia Phillies

What were the odds of that? Down to the last strike, two outs in the ninth, two runners on, down a run... a nice, easy swing and the Fightins have another win. If the Fish had another catcher on the bench, he never would have batted against Scott.

Alex Patton Alex

I was looking at the playoff odds on FanGraphs, they seemed high to me ... but I had forgotten this ...

Starting with the 2022 season, MLB added a third wild card team in each league. In the new Wild Card Series, the top two division winners in each league receive a bye to the Division Series, while the lowest-seeded division winner and three wild card teams will play in this round. A best-of-three series will take place, with the higher seed hosting all three games.[4] Due to the expansion of the postseason beginning in 2022, the regular season tie-breaker game format has been eliminated. The winner of the 4 vs. 5 seeded matchup faces the top seeded division winner in the Division Series, while the winner of the 3 vs. 6 seeded matchup faces the second seeded division winner in the other Division Series as there is no reseeding in between rounds.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Ryan Weathers San Diego Padres

He's back ... and I'd say the situation is grim ... he's done poorly at AAA ...

Here's the thinking ... (which I like) ...

Entering Tuesday, the team’s starters have gone at least six innings a major league-leading 38 times and at least seven innings a major league-leading 14 times. Their average of 5.7 innings per start and 92 pitches per start are also highest in the majors. Manager Bob Melvin has several times said the ability to provide the starters with extra rest has made him comfortable allowing them to go longer in games.

Musgrove said Monday he could be ready to go on what is standard rest but has effectively become short rest for Padres’ starters. But he also voiced his fondness for the extra time a six-man rotation has created for rest and recovery.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Cionel Perez Cincinnati Reds

Were any of them drafted in the ADL, Alex?

Mike Landau ML-

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