Dr. Roto Podcast – Friday, May 11

Dr. Roto takes an early look at the upcoming Week 8 free agent auction bidding (FAAB) to help #ScoutArmy Fantasy Baseball owners in today's podcast!

First Look at FAAB for Week 8

Seung-Hwan Oh — With Roberto Osuna placed on administrative leave by MLB for the next month or so, Toronto is going to have to turn to someone else to be its closer. Oh was a terrific closer with the Cardinals in 2016 before losing much of his confidence in 2017. In the Blue Jays’ first game without Osuna, Oh came into the game in the 6th inning, but that does not mean that he is not in the mix for potential saves. He’s certainly worth a buck or two as a speculation bid.

Tyler Clippard — It was actually Clippard, and not Oh, who got the Blue Jays’ first save without Osuna in the lineup. Now 33 years old, Clippard has tons of late-inning experience. He has closed sporadically throughout his career, and I would assume that he will undoubtedly get most of the 8th inning work if not the 9th inning work with Osuna gone. Pay up for Clippard, but just know that he and Oh might be splitting save opportunities.

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Tyler Anderson — I don’t usually recommend Rockies starters, but Anderson somehow feels different. I don’t entirely trust him yet, but there have been glimmers of greatness including a gem that he threw two weeks ago on the road at Wrigley Field.

Sal Romano — In Romano’s last five starts he has let up a total of seven runs — which is pretty impressive for a young pitcher. He still walks way too many batters (26 K to 17 BB), but the seeds are there for improvement. I have no problem taking a shot on Romano especially in NL only formats.


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