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Curt Casali San Francisco Giants

The FAAB fights this morning in the ADL.

Once again I'm the Swattie.

Big battles for Singer, Faedo — and Johnny Cueto! Hackers calibrate Cueto perfectly. Moose not so much for Singer.

Please note any bids that I missed (I always miss some) for the archive.

First AL game 7:05.


Veecks: res CArcher Min
Veecks: pur AFaedo Det 151 (kids 125, hackers 61, bags 11, moose 4)
Nova: dis SPerez KC
Nova: pur KSuzuki LAA 0
Bad Kreuznachs: res RChirinos Bal
Bad Kreuznachs: pur TTrammell Sea 23 (hackers 1)
Moose Factory: res THearn Tex
Moose Factory: pur BSinger KC 224 (peppers 135, guns 121, hackers 101, nabobs 47, bad k 47, tooners 20)
Moose Factory: res RUrias Bal
Moose Factory: pur SHaggerty Sea 8 (bad k 23 - but got trammell for 23)
Stolen Bags: res TDuffey Min
Stolen Bags: pur BAbreu Hou 17 (kids 15, tooners 1)
Random Hackers: res SWatkins Bal
Random Hackers: pur JCueto CWS 110 (peppers 105, kids 95, nabobs 58, bad k 47, bags 27, moose 23, tooners 20)
Random Hackers: res SSouza Sea
Random Hackers: pur MFord Sea 2
Fine Tooners: rel AuRomine LAA
Fine Tooners: pur RMcGuire CWS 0
Jerry's Kids: dis WVest Det
Jerry's Kids: pur CStashak Min 14
Nova: res CCulberson Tex
Nova: pur DBlanco KC 0 (moose 3 but got haggerty for 8, hackers 1 but got ford for 2)
Nova: res HCastro Det
Nova: pur DCameron Det 0
Nattering Nabobs: dis ERodriguez Det
Nattering Nabobs: pur ALoup LAA 3
Fine Tooners: res JKelly CWS
Fine Tooners: pur PMurfee Sea 0
Bad Kreuznachs: mov TTrammell Sea UT
Moose Factory: mov SHaggerty Sea UT 

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Nabil Crismatt San Diego Padres

Buckle up!

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Keegan Thompson Chicago Cubs

Hopefully they come in tomorrow.

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Nabil Crismatt San Diego Padres

After flirting with him off and on, he's finally going for a test drive on one of my teams.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Pablo Lopez Miami Marlins

Cruising.

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Keegan Thompson Chicago Cubs

Still need pitching stats.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Humberto Castellanos Arizona Diamondbacks

Mr. Castellanos asked me to inform you that he is a Diamondback upon joining my team via FAAB.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Chad Green New York Yankees

One doesn't need a WAR analysis to recognize his value, but: 8.0 WAR over the previous 5 seasons, for less than $5 million total.  They're going to miss him.

And what kind of free agent payday will he get, at his age, coming back from TJS?  It's worthy of a labor dispute.

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Johnny Cueto San Francisco Giants

Of course it was underwhelming. It's Johnny Cueto!

Rotoworld:

05.22: Johnny Cueto delivered another impressive performance in a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday afternoon, scattering six hits over six scoreless frames. (The 36-year-old hurler struck out five while issuing two free passes on the
day. Cueto generated seven swings and misses on 95 pitches in the game
and posted an underwhelming CSW of only 22 percent. While he has yet to
wind up in the win column, Cueto has now fired six scoreless innings in
each of his first two starts for the White Sox. He'll see if he can
carry over that trend on Sunday against the Cubs. )

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Douglas Ashcraft Cincinnati Reds

Douglas up from the depths. He has the same birthday as Graham.

Yesterday's Debut

P Graham Ashcraft (CIN)

Born: February 11, 1998 (Age: 24-100d)

Drafted: Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft from Huntsville HS (Huntsville, AL) and the Cincinnati Reds in the 6th round of the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL).

Debut: 4.1 ip, 2 er, 3 k, 2 bb

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After a fourth of the season...

WAR Leaders

NL Position Players

Manny Machado (SDP)3.1
Tommy Edman (STL)2.6
Nolan Arenado (STL)2.3

NL Pitchers

Pablo Lopez (MIA)2.2
Keegan Thompson (CHC)2.0
Sandy Alcantara (MIA)1.8

AL Position Players

Mike Trout (LAA)2.9
Aaron Judge (NYY)2.3
Taylor Ward (LAA)2.3

AL Pitchers

Michael Kopech (CHW)2.1
Justin Verlander (HOU)2.1
Paul Blackburn (OAK)1.8
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Manny Machado San Diego Padres

WAR Leaders

NL Position Players

Manny Machado (SDP)3.1
Tommy Edman (STL)2.6
Nolan Arenado (STL)2.3

NL Pitchers

Pablo Lopez (MIA)2.2
Keegan Thompson (CHC)2.0
Sandy Alcantara (MIA)1.8

AL Position Players

Mike Trout (LAA)2.9
Aaron Judge (NYY)2.3
Taylor Ward (LAA)2.3

AL Pitchers

Michael Kopech (CHW)2.1
Justin Verlander (HOU)2.1
Paul Blackburn (OAK)1.8
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Michael Kopech Chicago White Sox

This time he went toe to toe with Severino for seven innings, and this time he won.

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Manny MachadoAlbert PujolsMike TroutMichael KopechSandy Alcantara
Manny MachadoAlbert PujolsMike TroutMichael KopechSandy Alcantara

May 22, 2022 Top Performers

Pitchers:

Michael Kopech (CHW): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 79 GmSc

Sandy Alcantara (MIA): 9.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 K, 74 GmSc

Patrick Sandoval (LAA): 7.1 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 72 GmSc

Zach Eflin (PHI): 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 12 K, 71 GmSc

Taijuan Walker (NYM): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 6 K, 71 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

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Brett Phillips Tampa Bay Rays
Monday, May 23View in browser
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Manny MachadoAlbert PujolsMike TroutMichael KopechSandy Alcantara
Manny MachadoAlbert PujolsMike TroutMichael KopechSandy Alcantara

May 22, 2022 Top Performers

Batters:

Manny Machado (SDP): 4-4, 2 RBI, 3 R

Albert Pujols (STL): 2-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Mike Trout (LAA): 3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Brett Phillips (TBR): 3-3, 1 R, 2 SB

Tim Anderson (CHW): 3-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Adam Frazier (SEA): 3-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Garrett Stubbs (PHI): 2-2, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Harrison Bader (STL): 2-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Patrick Wisdom (CHC): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Aaron Judge (NYY): 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

View All of Yesterday's Batters at Baseball-Reference.com

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Taijuan Walker New York Mets

The Post describes:

For a second time in three starts, Walker fired a seven-inning shutout. In this one he allowed five hits with two walks and six strikeouts, allowing the Mets (28-15) to leave town with a series victory. In 13 series this season, the Mets are 11-1-1. 

Buck Showalter was rewarded for his faith in allowing Walker to pitch the seventh when Luis Guillorme’s diving stop on Brian Serven’s grounder to third became the final out. This after Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil turned a double play on Jose Iglesias’ grounder. 

Taijuan Walker pitches Sunday during the Mets' win over the Rockies.
Taijuan Walker pitches Sunday during the Mets’ win over the Rockies. 
USA TODAY Sports

“You know that if the ball is put in play, we have guys that are going to go out there and dive for the ball and try to make every play,” Walker said. “When I get runners on I try to tell myself, ‘Ground ball, get a double play,’ and that’s what we did today.” 

This ballpark, one mile above sea level, might be hell for most pitchers, but for Walker it has been nirvana: in five career starts at Coors he is 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA. 

“I think it’s maybe because of my splitter: keeping it down it kind of cuts, goes down and in, just does a little bit of everything,” Walker said. 

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Josh Donaldson Minnesota Twins

Josh Donaldson (3B) NY-A - May. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=9862

Donaldson isn't starting in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Donaldson will get a chance to reset after he went 0-for-4 in Sunday's matinee. 

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Tim Anderson Chicago White Sox

He collected three hits, one of them leaving the yard, as the White Sox swept the double-header.

Tim Anderson (SS) CHI-A - May. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=12960

Anderson (undisclosed) is starting the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Anderson was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's matinee for an unspecified reason, but he'll start at shortstop and lead off in Game 2.

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MacKenzie Gore San Diego Padres

MacKenzie Gore (P) SD - May. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=14766

Gore (3-1) earned the victory, striking out six over six innings while allowing one run on three hits and two walks in a 10-1 win Sunday in San Francisco.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: With the Padres already ahead by seven runs, Gore allowed a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning for the only run against him in an otherwise stellar outing. It was the first time the young lefty completed six innings in a game at the major-league level. The 23-year-old has put up excellent numbers to start his career and has a 2.06 ERA with 38 strikeouts over 35 innings, allowing just one long ball. 

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Nolan Gorman St. Louis Cardinals

Nolan Gorman (3B) STL - May. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=15410

Gordman went 3-for-5 with a double, a walk, an RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 18-4 win over the Pirates.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Gorman knocked in the first run of the game with an RBI double. He also scored the next three times he got aboard in the blowout win. Through his first three major-league contests, the slugger is 5-for-10 with two walks, two doubles, an RBI and four runs scored. The Cardinals seem intent on getting him a look as the starter at second base, at least against right-handed pitchers, after he started the year on fire (.308/.367/.677 with 15 homers) at Triple-A Memphis.

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