Gavin Williams for Fantasy Baseball and Extra

This yr is hilarious! This yr is like Reverse World! George Constanza would’ve accomplished so effectively with pitching this yr! Gavin Williams, who sounds just like the actor who performed Potsie (I’m outdated!) and had a 7.8 Ok/9 and 4.4 BB/9, goes towards the fifth finest crew for common, twenty second worst crew for strikeouts, 2nd finest crew for hits, and throws an absolute gem — 7 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 stroll, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.90. After all, Potsie was alleged to be higher than he had confirmed up to now within the majors, however nobody was anticipating him to have an outing like that! G. Will-ikers! Gavin a (P)Jays Get together! It’s sq. as eff Monday right here at Razzball! I’m speaking about Potsie and freakin’ pajamas! So, as I alluded to earlier, Gavin Williams was alleged to be good. This may’ve been a wink-wink, nudge-nudge for Gavin Williams 2024 fantasy. For this yr? He’s nonetheless inducing weak contact, even when the Ks haven’t been there earlier than final night time, as his ERA attests. I had them Bibee, Allen then Gavin, however Potsie’s simply jumped Allen, if he’s throwing for strikeouts now. Anyway. right here’s what else I noticed yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4 Suspended for 3 video games; Tim Anderson suspended for six video games. A consultant from the Commissioner’s Workplace stated, “When you’re gonna combat, you higher win.” It was additionally revealed yesterday that Yasmani Grandal didn’t begin the final sport earlier than the All-Star Break, and, attributable to that, needed to go away the park early. Tim Anderson stated they didn’t want him, and he’d pay for his flight. Yasmani Grandal slapped him. First time Grandal’s sniffed something resembling WAR in years. Tim Anderson might get into a hoop towards anybody proper now and it will be offered out in seconds, which is longer than the combat would final.

Ramon Laureano – Claimed off waivers by the Guardians. What a complete rubbish group the A’s are. It’s kinda superb what author Michel Lewis is that he was capable of promote that feel-good story about what rubbish the A’s are in a Moneyball package deal. A’s aren’t even pretending to commerce anymore, now they’re simply dropping gamers who make greater than one million {dollars}.

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 4 IP, 0 hits, 1 stroll, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.00, however left after taking a comebacker off his knee. A comebacker that even Don Rickles wouldn’t approve of.

Carlos Hernandez – 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.20. “Hey, I do know I’m not going to get loads of saves from the Royals. They don’t have a ton of alternatives, however, after they play C-Her’s music and I begin buzzing, ‘Have you ever C-Her?’ like I’m MC Hammer, then it’s gonna be fireworks! He’s so good!” After three appearances because the nearer, “Oh, eff this man.”

Cole Ragans – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.86. Welp, it’s time to look extra in-depth at Ragans. So, he chucks a 98.5 MPH fastball, that seems to rise late, an 87 MPH slide-buckler and an 88 MPH change. His 4-seamer has the 2nd highest spin amongst starters, behind Burnes, and his change is third highest. What’s kinda humorous, Cole Ragans seems to be precisely like Cole Hamels. Is it him? Did they contact, um, swords and commerce powers? Ragans gained 4 MPH since he was a horrible pitcher in 2022, and is now legit. I’m in.

Chris Sale – Scheduled to return on Friday. Sale was nice in his final rehab begin, he solely smashed a mini fridge, and no TVs.

Trevor Story – Set to return at present from the IL. Crimson Sox stated, “If he’s pretty much as good as Kris Bryant has been for the Rockies, we’re set.”

Pablo Reyes – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and a slam (1) and legs (2). His years within the minors is nearly authorized to drive.

Brayan Bello – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.64. I like Bello, so don’t take this the mistaken approach, however two Ks vs. the Poverty Royals is nothing to be pleased with.

Starling Marte – Hit the IL with “checked out in April.”

Pete Alonso – 3-for-4, 6 RBIs and his thirty second and thirty third homer. Albombso-so!

Kodai Senga – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.24. He needs to be free to be nice, however I do know he carries the Mets’ baggage, and, due to that, persons are nonetheless nervous in regards to the different foot that would drop from him. He has no different foot! Senga has two ft!

Brett Baty – Was despatched down. He was one among my greatest disappointments. I trusted the Mets–Oh, I see my error now.

Luis Campusano – 4-for-4, 4 RBIs and his third and 4th homer. Guess that’s why folks go see the Cliff Swallows of San Luis Campusano.

Seth Lugo – 3 1/3 IP, 8 ER, ERA at 4.19. It’s truthful to surprise if Lugo’s getting gassed being on the higher finish of his profession IP. Like Star Wars, there’s solely a lot IP can do for you. So, Streamonator? High quality, but when Lugo is gassed, it may not matter of matchup.

Mookie Betts – 1-for-5, 4 RBIs and his thirty first homer, 2nd in as many video games. Admit to me proper now that within the not-too-distant previous, you thought Mookie Greatest was Mookie Donezo.

Enrique Hernandez – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his seventh homer. Crimson Sox might’ve simply gained this sport vs. the Padres.

Tony Gonsolin – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.42. One pleasure this yr is watching Gonsolin not exceed expectations once more. Simply tie your self to some schadenfreude and also you’ll be a happier particular person.

Ezequiel Tovar – 1-for-3 and his eleventh homer. It ain’t Tovar ’til it’s Tovar. However, significantly, is that this Tovar? As a result of that is kinda boring.

Freddy Peralta – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 0 walks, 13 Ks, ERA at 4.28. I’m already mentally drafting FreddyKBB in each league subsequent yr, so be warned when he misplaces his rotator cuff within the preseason.

Sal Frelick – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his third homer, hitting .273. Round right here we name them samples, however a Frelick works too.

Brice Turang – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (14), hitting .225, however 2nd homer within the final week, and there was some motion up the schmotato scale for him.

Spencer Strider – 2 2/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.94. Strider fell to me in a single league, and I don’t recall how glad I used to be about getting him, however it was…Let’s say, as unhappy I’m now? That’s how glad I used to be then. It was the freakin’ Pirates! I believe I would’ve broke some pitchers. I’m sorry, Strider. I’m sorry, Manoah. I’m sorry, Lance Lynn. Okay, I’m not sorry in any respect to these final two. Eff them! Although, in case you had been fortunate to have Strider in an NFBC league, then hopefully you benched him. That’s proper, undecided in case you heard, however their web site went down they usually allowed everybody to make roster strikes till 9 PM ET, or after video games began. Suppose the man who’s at the moment main within the Fundamental Occasion summed it up completely:

Ozzie Albies – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his twenty sixth homer. Ozzie and harried as a result of I didn’t draft Ozzie, after he screwed me final yr.

Connor Joe – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his ninth homer, and 2nd homer in two video games. Sizzling schmota-Joe alert!

Dane Dunning – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.21. Nicely, I did bear in mind to start out him this week vs. the A’s. *makes a tragic thumbs up*

Logan Webb – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 7 hits, zero walks, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.38. Some of the underrated pitchers yearly, and that’s coming from somebody who actively underrates him.

Patrick Sandoval – 6 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.86. One of many pitchers yearly who some assume is underrated however ends being simply rated.

Carlos Rodon – Hit the IL with “Let’s be trustworthy, he hasn’t been wholesome for years. Do you want a purpose?”

Dylan Stop – 5 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (7 BBs — ha!), 6 Ks, ERA at 4.42. White Sox are the official “Maintain My Beer” crew, however they confronted off with the New York Yikes. A crew with Jake Bauers main off vs. a crew with a man main off, who now flinches when somebody sneezes.

Eury Perez – 4 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 2.79 as he was recalled from Pensacola with its white seashores and caramel-colored waters. Eury is a seize in all leagues for so long as he can throw this yr, even when yesterday was lower than very best. How lengthy will that be he’s capable of throw? Actually, undecided, my guess is 4 extra, five-inning begins.

Jorge Soler – 1-for-4 and his twenty seventh homer. The solar’ll come out, yesterday!

Jazz Chisholm Jr. – 1-for-1 and his eleventh, a pinch-hit homer. Nice, with my third choose, I drafted Rusty Staub.

Joey Votto – 1-for-4 and his thirteenth homer. Votto bangs, it’s carved proper right here on the lavatory stall.

Christian Encarnacion-Strand – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. He might get scorching and hit extra homers than anybody else in baseball for the ultimate seven weeks, so, whereas he hasn’t been the most well liked, he could possibly be, i.e., I’d maintain if I might.

Brandon Williamson – 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 3 hits, zero walks, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.54. Any pitcher who pitchers that effectively in Nice American Smallpark deserves an “Attaboy” and a “Kudos,” the sweet bar. Streamonator although, transferring ahead.

Pablo Lopez – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 hits, zero walks, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.92. This was a battle of the Twins vs. one of many different groups within the division, who just isn’t the Guards, so, in fact, it was a cake stroll.

Ryan Jeffers – 1-for-5, 3 RBIs and his ninth homer, and his 4th homer in 4 video games, hitting .291. Holy scorching schmotatoes, Batman!

Carlos Correa – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs and his thirteenth homer, hitting .224. You assume he’s having a horrible yr? Think about if he did signal with the Mets.