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Jeff McNeil New York Mets

Jeff McNeil (2B) NY-N - Sep. 23
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=15389

McNeil went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI during Friday's 9-2 victory over Oakland.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: McNeil singled and scored in the second and fifth innings before plating New York's final run with a double in the seventh. The utility man snapped a two-game hitless stretch with his ninth multi-hit effort of September and is slashing .317/.374/.440 with seven home runs, 66 runs and 59 RBI in 138 games on the season.

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Cody Morris Cleveland Guardians

Cody Morris (P) CLE - Sep. 23
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=16617

Morris (1-2) picked up the first win of his young major-league career Friday against the Rangers, giving up two runs (one earned) in five innings while striking out five and allowing two walks and four hits.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The Rangers scored twice in the bottom of the second inning on a Kevin Plawecki single and a Myles Straw throwing error. Three batters reached base in that inning, but Morris didn't allow more than a single baserunner in any of his other four frames. The Guardians were losing when he completed the bottom of the fifth but scored six runs in the top of the next frame while Morris was still the pitcher of record. 

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Camilo Doval San Francisco Giants

Camilo Doval (P) SF - Sep. 23
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=16010

Doval earned the save during Friday's 6-5 victory over the Diamondbacks, allowing one hit while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Doval was granted the save chance after San Francisco took the lead in the top of the ninth and was able to work around a two-out Josh Rojas single to convert his seventh straight save opportunity. The 25-year-old has been lights out in September, permitting just eight baserunners and no runs compared to 13 strikeouts in 10.2 innings across 10 appearances while recording seven saves and two wins.

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Nick Castellanos Philadelphia Phillies

Nick Castellanos (OF) PHI - Sep. 23
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=11448

Castellanos (oblique) hit off a high-velocity pitching machine Friday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Castellanos hasn't played in consecutive games since the end of August and has been slowly working his way back from an oblique strain. He expressed his desire to avoid a rehab assignment in Triple-A Lehigh Valley despite interim manager Rob Thomson's recommendation that he do so. It's uncertain what lies in Castellanos' near future, but a rehab assignment would figure to keep him out of the big-league lineup for another week.

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Christian Arroyo Boston Red Sox

Christian Arroyo (2B) BOS - Sep. 23
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=13040

Arroyo has not played since Sept. 18 due to a non-COVID illness, but he is joining the team this weekend in New York, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: He had been playing pretty regularly up until then, so this explains why he has been absent from the lineup for a few days. Arroyo was not yet at the park a couple hours before the game and he was not in Friday's lineup. He should return later this weekend.

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MASHING for Padres' AAA @ El Paso ... hit his 13th HR in just 91 ABs for the Chihuahuas (27th in 192 ABs counting a stint at AA San Antonio) ... will be nice to see if he gets a few ABs for Padres after leading El Paso to AAA crown :-)

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Ezequiel Tovar Colorado Rockies

Tonight gets the start of his audition for the starting SS job for the Rockies for the next 6 years.

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Starling Marte New York Mets

How has he looked this year when healthy?  I'm already thinking about next year and what the keep price might be on him. Seems like the speed fell way off this year either because of age or manager.

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Aaron Judge New York Yankees
Aaron Judge flies out to center in his final at-bat on Thurday
Aaron Judge came up just short of history in his final at-bat on Thursday.
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Roger Maris' kids watch AAron Judge's flyout.
Roger Maris’ sons and daughter watched closely as Aaron Judge came within feet of tying their father’s record
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Bobby Witt Jr. Kansas City Royals

Bobby Witt (SS) KC - Sep. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=16040

Witt went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Twins.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Witt recorded his third straight multi-hit effort, and he's up to a 13-game hitting streak. During that longer span, he's batted .327 (17-for-52) with five doubles, six RBI, eight runs scored and two steals. The 22-year-old rookie has lifted his season slash line up to .254/.294/.439 with 20 home runs, 28 steals, 76 RBI and 77 runs scored in 139 contests. He's seeing regular time at his natural position of shortstop lately.

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Mike Yastrzemski San Francisco Giants

Mike Yastrzemski (OF) SF - Sep. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=13501

Yastrzemski went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two runs scored Thursday against the Rockies.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Yastrzemski laced a double in his first plate appearance and came around to score. He added a solo home run in the sixth inning, his 14th of the season. Yastrzemski had gone 33 games without a home run, but he now has two home runs across his last three starts -- aided by Coors Field. For the season, he has a .210/.303/.377 line across 508 plate appearances.

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Hayden Wesneski Chicago Cubs

Stats tonight.

Hayden Wesneski (P) CHI-N - Sep. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=16209

Wesneski (2-1) earned the victory Thursday in Pittsburgh, striking out six in 6.1 innings while allowing two runs on five hits and two walks.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Wesneski was highly effective through the first six innings, allowing just a run on four hits -- three of them by Bryan Reynolds -- and even throwing an immaculate inning in the fifth. He allowed a solo homer to Kevin Newman to begin the seventh before retiring his final batter of the evening. Wesneski has thrown at least 6.1 innings and allowed two runs or fewer in each of his two starts this year. 

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Ceddanne Rafaela Boston Red Sox

Ceddanne Rafaela (OF) BOS - Sep. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=16595

Rafaela was named by Baseball America as Boston's Minor League Player of the Year, Alex Speier of Baseball America reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Rafaela looked overmatched early in 2021 while with Single-A Salem, but Salem hitting coach Nelson Paulino worked with the him to remove a pre-swing hitch that created too much movement. The results were immediate last season, but few anticipated the breakout season Rafaela has experienced in 2022. The 22-year-old hit .299/.342/.539 with 21 homers, 10 triples, 31 doubles, 28 stolen bases, 26 walks and 113 strikeouts in 116 games split between High-A Greenville and Double-A Portland. The one-time shortstop has handled the transition to center field with aplomb, and the the 5-foot-8, 152-pounder should add more power as he matures.

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Edward Olivares Kansas City Royals

Edward Olivares (OF) KC - Sep. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=15230

Olivares went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Thursday against the Twins.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Olivares took Josh Winder deep in the fourth inning to record his fourth home run of the season. He returned from a two-month absence on Sept. 17 and has gone 6-for-19 with three doubles, three runs scored and two RBI since. Overall, Olivares has a .305/.357/.466 line across 129 plate appearances on the season.

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Dylan Moore Seattle Mariners

Dylan Moore (2B) SEA - Sep. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=14531

Moore went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and a walk in a 9-5 win Thursday in Oakland.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: After grounding out in his first two at-bats, Moore walked, stole a base and scored in the sixth and singled, swiped second and scored in the eighth. He is now 18-for-24 in stolen base attempts on the season and has nabbed three bags since returning from an oblique injury Sept. 18. Since the All-Star break, he has a .295/.426/.477 line in 54 plate appearances.

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Bobby Dalbec Boston Red Sox

Bobby Dalbec (1B) BOS - Sep. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=14308

Dalbec was recalled from Triple-A Worcester on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: He is not in the lineup against the Yankees but should be available off the bench. Dalbec should occupy the short side of a platoon at first base while also seeing time at designated hitter and as a pinch hitter. He hit .250 with five home runs and 14 strikeouts in 13 games at Triple-A this month.

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Triston Casas Boston Red Sox

Triston Casas (1B) BOS - Sep. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=15418

Casas went 1-for-4 with one homer, one RBI and one run scored in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Casas led off the seventh inning with a homer off righty reliever Clarke Schmidt to get the Red Sox on the board and cut the deficit to two. The 22-year-old rookie has had a particularly difficult time recently as he was 0-for-14 during his last six games prior to this contest. The first baseman now has three extra-base hits in the majors, all of which are home runs.

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Ranger Suarez Philadelphia Phillies

Big win for the Fightins (who are now tied with the Padres for the second wild card), big loss fro the Braves (who drop 1 1/2 back of the Mets).

Ranger Suarez (P) PHI - Sep. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=14750

Suarez (10-5) earned the win over Atlanta on Thursday, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out four batters over six scoreless innings.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Suarez allowed just one extra-base hit -- a double off the bat of Austin Riley -- and racked up 12 swinging strikes. The left-hander departed having thrown 83 pitches (53 of which were strikes) while completing six frames to notch his second straight quality start. Over his past two outings, Suarez has surrendered just one run and seven hits over 12 innings to lower his season ERA and WHIP to 3.38 and 1.30, respectively.

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Manny Machado San Diego Padres

If Peter had better luck with Machado's BABIP luck, a spot-on projection.

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Manny Machado (3B) SD - Sep. 22
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=11437

Machado went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and a stolen base in a 5-4 loss Thursday against St. Louis.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Machado reached safely in each of his last three plate appearances, including his 30th homer of the season in the eighth. The stolen base was his eighth of the season and first since May 20. He's reached base safely in six straight contests, going 6-for-21 with two homers four RBI and four walks in that span.

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