• After sucking the life out of Detroit’s lineup for the past couple of years, Brandon Inge has somehow managed to find a starting job in Oakland after passing through waivers. If you pick Inge up in any league, you probably aren’t someone who reads RotoGraphs.
• Delmon Young will miss a week following his suspension, so make sure to adjust your lineups accordingly. Young may even have to answer for his sins after his suspension is up since he wasn’t hitting well and Andy Dirks is a capable replacement. If you’re a Delmon Young owner, you may just want to let him go for karma’s sake.
• The Diamondbacks seem to be doing everything they can to make sure they are not rushing Trevor Bauer and Tyler Skaggs to the big leagues. Both pitchers are mowing down batters in Double-A while Joe Saunders still remains in the majors. Patrick Corbin has been called up instead of the top prospects, and while some could argue it was a result of the schedule, it’s important to note that Skaggs could have stayed on schedule while being called up. I suspect Bauer will be called up by the end of May, but I’m not sure with Skaggs.
• Mike Trout, or Bryce Harper? The debate rages on, so I figure I better weigh in. If you’re looking to add someone, go with Trout, simply for reasons of playing-time. Harper, contrary to some belief, actually has something to prove in the minors while Trout has fully shown he’s capable against all MiLB levels.
For those of you who play daily fantasy games like FanGraphs: The Game, or just like to stream players, here are a couple matchups you may be able to exploit.
A Pitcher for Today: Charlie Morton (PIT) at STL
Morton’s still a ground-ball machine, and he’s got room for error in St. Louis.
A Pitcher for Tomorrow: Lance Lynn (STL) vs PIT
Lynn may have been snapped up in your league by now, but there are not a whole lot of options today.