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Edward Olivares Kansas City Royals

He's batting clean-up today. Yes, the Royals actually shifted their lineup. 

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Mark Appel Philadelphia Phillies
Edward Olivares Kansas City Royals

Don't get snarky, Rotoworld. Just be glad he's in the lineup.

06.25: Making his return from the IL, Edward Olivares hit two solo homers off Cole Irvin to power the Royals to a 3-1 win over the A's on Friday. (Seems
like grounds for a demotion. The homers were Oliveras's first in 41
plate appearances this year, though he's hitting an impressive
.394/.439/.658. Hopefully, the Royals are finally ready to commit to him
in right field for a spell. Maybe they'll even think about trying him
higher than eighth in the lineup.)

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Bligh Madris Pittsburgh Pirates

Also known by spell checker as "Blight Madrid."

Went for a bit in my Tuesday FAAB last week. Will be interesting to see how high he goes in PCL and my other Sunday FAAB league.

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Carlos Delgado Toronto Blue Jays

The big five-oh.

He comes up just a bit short on all the HOF metrics at Baseball-Reference.

Born This Day

1972: Carlos Delgado: 44.4 WAR (turns 50)

1985: Daniel Bard: 6.3 WAR (turns 37)

1970: Aaron Sele: 20.1 WAR (turns 52)

1971: Michael Tucker: 8.1 WAR (turns 51)

1978: Aramis Ramirez: 32.4 WAR (turns 44)

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Jonathan Aranda Tampa Bay Rays

Yesterday's Debut

2B Jonathan Aranda (TBR)

Born: May 23, 1998 (Age: 24-032d)

Debut: 1-2, 1 rbi

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Kyle Tucker Houston Astros

Not a single Yankee fan -- and, let's face it, not a single Astro fan -- felt like the win probability was 85%.

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Kyle Tucker (HOU)

Pitcher: Luis Severino (NYY)

Situation: Top 6th, 1 out, 0-0 count, Runners On 1st and 2nd

Score:  HOU 0, NYY 0

Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
3 runs scored on the play, and HOU's win probability increased 30% points, to 85%
HOU went on to win the game, 3-1

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Graham Ashcraft Cincinnati Reds

Douglas now named Graham.

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Alejandro KirkEdward OlivaresMike TroutKyle HendricksGraham Ashcraft
Alejandro KirkEdward OlivaresMike TroutKyle HendricksGraham Ashcraft

Jun 24, 2022 Top Performers


Kyle Hendricks (CHC): 7.1 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, 73 GmSc

Graham Ashcraft (CIN): 8.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 8 K, 70 GmSc

German Marquez (COL): 7.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 5 BB, 2 K, 70 GmSc

Julio Urias (LAD): 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 9 K, 69 GmSc

Aaron Nola (PHI): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 10 K, 67 GmSc

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Edward Olivares Kansas City Royals
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Alejandro KirkEdward OlivaresMike TroutKyle HendricksGraham Ashcraft
Alejandro KirkEdward OlivaresMike TroutKyle HendricksGraham Ashcraft

Jun 24, 2022 Top Performers


Alejandro Kirk (TOR): 4-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Edward Olivares (KCR): 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

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

Christian Arroyo (BOS): 3-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Andres Gimenez (CLE): 3-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

Cavan Biggio (TOR): 2-2, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Francisco Lindor (NYM): 2-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Trea Turner (LAD): 3-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

Josh Bell (WSN): 3-4, 1 RBI, 1 R

Nico Hoerner (CHC): 2-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

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Austin Nola San Diego Padres

Rotowire's comment posted here because Austin deserves one comment, at least, after getting the hit on a high outside fastball that really wasn't close to a strike. I expect it will be getting more comments the next time there's a family reunion.

Aaron Nola (P) PHI - Jun. 24

Nola (4-5) took the loss during Friday's 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Padres, allowing one run on seven hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts in seven innings.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Nola and Mackenzie Gore engaged in a pitcher's duel and Nola was the first to break when he surrendered an Austin Nola RBI single in the sixth that proved to be the difference. The 29-year-old tossed 70 of 98 pitches for strikes with a whopping 18 of the swinging variety in matching a season-best with 10 strikeouts. It seemed Nola had put the poor luck behind him as Philadelphia reigned in each of his last five starts, however Nola has permitted just one run in 15 innings over his last two turns and doesn't have a win to show for it.

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Kris Bryant Colorado Rockies

Kris Bryant (3B) COL - Jun. 24

Bryant (back) won't return from the injured list during the Rockies' three-game series in Minnesota this weekend, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The 30-year-old is 0-for-6 with three strikeouts through his first two rehab appearances with Triple-A Albuquerque, and he'll remain with the affiliate through the weekend before potentially rejoining the big-league club next week. Manager Bud Black said Bryant hasn't suffered a setback in his recovery, and the team just wants to provide him "a few more games to get ready."

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Christian Arroyo Boston Red Sox

Christian Arroyo (2B) BOS - Jun. 24

Arroyo went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional RBI during Friday's 6-3 win at Cleveland.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Arroyo rejoined the lineup Friday after spending the past week-plus on the COVID-19 injured list, and he came up with the bases loaded in his first plate appearance only to be hit by a pitch. The 27-year-old then delivered a two-run homer during the seventh inning to give the Red Sox the lead for good. Arroyo started at shortstop Friday with Xander Bogaerts receiving a rest day, but he's likely to see more time in the outfield while Enrique Hernandez (hip) remains on the injured list.

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Daniel Bard Colorado Rockies

Making his case.

Daniel Bard (P) COL - Jun. 24

Bard threw 1.1 perfect innings to earn the save in Friday's 1-0 win over the Twins.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Bard inherited a two-on, two-out situation in the eighth inning and got Max Kepler to ground out before retiring the side in the ninth. This was Bard's 15th save of the season and his fourth during a 9.1-inning scoreless streak in his last nine appearances. It's been 15.1 innings since he last allowed an earned run, which has helped him post a 1.88 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 35:13 K:BB across 28.2 innings overall as the Rockies' main closer.

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Mark Appel Philadelphia Phillies

Was he recovering form an injury during the layoff? Or jus bored?

Mark Appel (P) PHI - Jun. 24

Appel is expected to be called up by the Phillies ahead of Saturday's game against the Padres, Alex Coffey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Connor Brogdon is headed to the COVID-19 injured list, and Appel, who was originally the No. 1 overall pick by the Astros in 2013, is poised to receive his first promotion to the big leagues as a result. The 30-year-old ended a three-year retirement in 2021, and he's pitched well at Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season with a 1.61 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 24:8 K:BB across 28 innings.

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Cavan Biggio Toronto Blue Jays

Cavan Biggio (3B) TOR - Jun. 24

Biggio went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and two total runs scored in Friday's 9-4 win over the Brewers.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Biggio padded the Blue Jays' lead with his seventh-inning solo shot. While he's struggled to produce at the plate, there's been signs of life lately for the infielder, as he's gone 5-for-7 across his last three games with both of his homers on the year in that span. He's lifted his slash line to .220/.373/.390 with 10 RBI, 14 runs scored and a stolen base through 103 plate appearances.

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Max Muncy Los Angeles Dodgers

I'm with Bob. But surely Muncy is cheaper? One way to answer that is to ask what kind of FAAB would they get if both were available this weekend?

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Taylor for me.  Upside limited with Muncy and error bars are too big for me.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX

Going forward, would you rather have Muncy or Chris Taylor?

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Eduardo Rodriguez Detroit Tigers

It's not that. It would have been announced that he was on paid administrative leave.  In this case, he's taking leave without pay. The MLBPA-MLB CBA only provides for very limited paid leave. Obviously there is no vacation. There is sick leave to the extent that players are placed on the IL if they are injured or ill and cannot perform for 10-days or more. They get 2-3 days of paid leave for the birth of a child or death of a parent, spouse, or child. Otherwise, they have to take LWOP for any other issue.  The NY Post, for whatever it's worth, had an article reporting that it was some kind of marital issue.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

Anyone have a clue on this mystery?  Is this a domestic violence situation and best to cut him?

John Hobbs Real-Joker

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