Tuesday's roto round up is highlighted by a couple of dominating pitching performances and the Matt Wieters 2nd major league HR.
SP, Tommy Hanson, Braves-Hanson shutout the Yankees for 5+ innings on 4 hits and 5 walks to win his 3rd game of the season. He lowered his ERA TO 3.13, but has a 16/15 K/BB ratio. Get Nats GM Mike Rizzo on the phone.
MR, Phil Hughes, Yankees-Hughes pitched the 6th and 7th innings last night, giving up no hits and striking out 2. Is Hughes the Yankees new setup man?
1B, Joey Votto, Reds-Votto went 1 for 4 in his return to the Reds lineup, so those of you who missed out on getting him in your lineup, you didn't miss much.
SP, Joel Pineiro, Cardinals-Pineiro pitched a complete game 2 hit shutout against the Mets on Tuesday, walking 1 and striking out 1. He lowered his ERA to 3.40. How does pitching coach Dave Duncan turn mediocre starting pitchers into quality arms?
SP, Andrew Miller, Marlins-Miller threw 7 quality innings giving up 1 run on 1 hit, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 4.17. Could Miller be breaking out before our eyes? I would keep an eye on him if he is available in NL only or mixed leagues.
C, Matt Wieters, Orioles-Wieters hit his 2nd HR of the season and drove in 2 runs while raising his Avg. to .262. It appears Wieters is heating up. Roto owners can breathe now. He has a 14/3 K/BB ratio, but did anyone expect any different. Give him time and he will be fine, but he won't be close to the Baseball Prospectus projections for him.
1B, James Loney, Dodgers-Loney hit his 3rd HR in his last 4 games, and 5th on the season. Loney may not be hitting for much power (5 HR, < .400 SLG) but he has driven in 49 runs on the season.
OF, Jason Bay, Red Sox-Bay went 4 for 6, including his 19 HR, and drove in 3 and scored 3 runs. The Red Sox may want to offer his a long term contract during the All-Star break because the Mets will be ready to offer him big bucks as long as owner Fred Wilpon doesn't curb the spending again.
SP, David Price, Rays-Price was roughed up for the second outing in a row, giving up 10 runs, 5 earned runs, on 7 hits and 2 walks. Yes Mr. Rizzo, Strasburg SHOULD start 2010 in the minors.