MLB: Jeff Zimmerman's Fantasy Grab Bag

MLB: Jeff Zimmerman's Fantasy Grab Bag

Regret After the Euphoria?

This section focuses on questionable/suspect adds from the past weekend in the NFBC RotoWire Online Championship. These are 12-team roto leagues with 23-man active rosters and seven bench spots. 

The idea is to look to see if anyone was over-bid on (subjective, and honestly, not likely at this point in the season) or has little chance to live up to Sunday-night expectations.

PlayerAverage BidCount of Bid
Nicky Lopez$15131
Paul Sewald$13100
Jake Meyers$767
Daniel Lynch$764
Nestor Cortes$862
Michael Lorenzen$956
Frank Schwindel$849
Scott Barlow$748
Miles Mikolas$543
Eli Morgan$438
Tylor Megill$1135
Aledmys Diaz$533
Madison Bumgarner$1433
Ranger Suarez$733
Mychal Givens$1532
Kyle Freeland$531
Connor Joe$830
Vladimir Gutierrez$1026
Yasmani Grandal$826
Bradley Zimmer$625

Michael Lorenzen: While he got two saves over the weekend, one was in relief of Mychal Givens and the other was because Givens had thrown for two straight days. On Tuesday, the Reds brought in Lorenzen (who allowed 4 ER) before Givens. While there will always be some mixing-and-matching going on in the Reds' bullpen, Lorenzen doesn't look to be the closer.

Eli Morgan: He was scheduled for two starts (vs TEX, vs BOS) and has already allowed 4 ER in 4.1 IP against Texas. His 27.7 GB% means most batted balls are in the air.

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Jeff Zimmerman
Zimmerman writes analytics-focused baseball and football articles for RotoWire. He is a three-time FSWA award winner, including the Football Writer of the Year and Best Football Print Article awards in 2016. The 2017 Tout Wars Mixed Auction champion and 2016 Tout Wars Head-to-Head champ, Zimmerman also contributes to FanGraphs.com, BaseballHQ and Baseball America.
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