Fantasy Baseball Daily Round Up: September 22
Justin Vreeland goes around the league, giving a daily state of the union for the world of fantasy baseball. He outlines current storylines and gives insight on what to watch for going forward.
James Paxton takes home spotlight honors with a strong outing, tossing six innings of one-run (no earned) ball in a win over the Blue Jays. He gave up just three hits while striking out seven. He led all pitchers in DFS scoring. His strong run continues, as he has not given up more than two runs in any of his last six starts and he is 6-0 in that span. He has a 0.36 ERA in September. It was his sixteenth time striking out at least seven batters this year (28 total starts). He will carry a 15-6 record and 3.73 ERA into his next outing.
James Paxton, Filthy 84mph Knuckle Curve...and Sword. ??— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 21, 2019
1st Base Ump Eric Cooper got a little carried away with the taunting tho. pic.twitter.com/L2h4Pt8V2H
- Stephen Strasburg took advantage of the Marlins, tossing seven shutout innings in a no-decision. He gave up just three hits while striking out six. He left with a four run lead, but his bullpen immediately blew it. He has now given up just four runs against the Marlins across 37.1 innings pitched this year. He will carry a 17-6 record and 3.37 ERA into his next outing.
- Zack Wheeler pitched very well in a no-decision against the Reds, hurling seven innings of two-run (one earned) ball. He gave up seven hits while striking out six. It was his fifth straight start of giving up exactly one earned run. He has his season ERA under 4.00 for the first time all year (3.99) and he will carry an 11-7 record into his next outing.
- Tyler Glasnow only pitched three innings against the Red Sox, but they were three dominant shutout innings. He only gave up two hits while striking out nine. It was his second straight outing of three shutout innings and he has racked up 12 strikeouts in that span. He will carry a 6-1 record and 1.92 ERA into his next outing.
- Max Fried pitched well in a win over the Giants, hurling 5.1 shutout innings. He gave up five hits while striking out two. It was a nice bounce back outing for Fried, who gave up five earned runs in back-to-back outings prior to this one. He will carry a 17-6 record and 4.11 ERA into his next outing.
Shed Long finished 3-4 with a home run, a walk, a double, a RBI, and three runs scored. Long has eight multi-hit games in his last 10 games. He has three dingers and eight RBI in that span as well. He is hitting .288 with five home runs and three stolen bases through 35 career games at the big league level.
LaMonte Wade Jr . went 2-3 with a home run, a triple, a walk, a RBI, and a pair of runs scored. This was the best game of his career to this point (20 games). He is hitting .200 with two home runs through 35 at-bats this year.
Trent Grisham led all hitters in DFS scoring, going 3-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base. Grisham has been very solid for the Brewers, hitting .267 with six home runs and 22 RBI through 131 at-bats this year as a rookie.
Marcus Semien went a perfect 3-3 with a home run, three walks, two RBI, and two runs scored. It has been a big breakout year for Semien as he is now hitting .286 (career high by a lot) with 32 home runs (career high by a lot), 90 RBI (career high by a lot), 119 runs scored (career high by a lot), and 10 stolen bases.
What to Watch for Today
Luis Severino (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will make his second start of the year when he takes on the Blue Jays today. He tossed four shutout innings and struck out four in his first start of the year when he took on the Angels. The Yankees will continue to look to build his load up for the playoffs.
Marcus Stroman (9-13, 3.21 ERA) and Trevor Bauer (11-12, 4.41 ERA) will provide us with an interesting pitching duel of two guys who were traded from AL teams to NL teams at the deadline this year. Both pitchers have pitched to a worse ERA since the trade, but both are coming off a great outing in their last time out.
Justin Verlander (19-6, 2.50 ERA) will look to pick up his 20th win of the year when he takes on the Angles today. JV tossed six shutout innings his last time out and has racked up at least seven strikeouts in all four of his September starts.