Fantasy Baseball Today: Spencer Strider shows SP1 backwards, Tyler Anderson flirts with a no-no and more

Happy Thursday to everyone! It’s a typically happy Thursday for Braves fans. All he does is sit after work with a drink of his choice and watch his team win. Atlanta was dominant again on Wednesday, and right now there’s a real opportunity to break their running line every day with how they’re hitting the ball. They didn’t take a step back after losing Ozzie Albyes. With a six-run win over the Nationals, the Braves moved to 10 games over .500, just four games behind the Mets, and have now won 14 straight.

But it’s an especially happy Thursday for Padres fans. fernando tatis He may not be progressing in his recovery as expected, but it didn’t matter Wednesday when they tagged the Cubs with 19 runs and 21 hits. The stars of the game include Manny Machado who collected three hits and his 11th home run of the season, jake croenworth Y Jurickson Profar, who racked up another three hits each, and of course Lucas Voit. He took some time, but the former Yankees slugger had three hits and a home run, three home runs in his last four games.

We’ll dive into all the action on Wednesday, but first, make sure you stay on top of everything from the Fantasy Baseball Today team at CBSSports.com/Fantasy/Baseball. Scott White broke down who to watch, who to hide and more in his latest prospect report. you will find that here.

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Strider shows great advantage

We lead with spencer strider showing SP1 to the upside, and while that may seem like a bit of a stretch, when he’s pitching like he did on Wednesday, it’s easy to see how the 23-year-old could get into that range. Strider went 5 2/3 innings and allowed just one hit, two walks and one earned run. He was for the most part unbeatable but also untouchable. Strider struck out 11 batters and induced an absurd 24 swinging strikes. His swinging strike rate is 15.7%.

Strider averaged 98.8 mph with his fastball and topped 99 mph 31 times on 106 pitches. He even topped 100.9 mph.

Strider is included in 73% of the leagues, but that should be much closer to 100% at this point.

The Nationals were powerless in this one, and I think Washington manager Dave Martinez summed it up best when asked about Strider: “Man, he was good,” Martinez told reporters after the game. “He had 100, 101. But more than that, his breaking ball was good and he threw it for strikes. When a guy is like that, he’s spotting his fastball, he’s tough.”

Anderson flirts with a no-no

Dodgers SP Tyler Anderson took a no-hitter through the ninth inning Wednesday against the Angels. He came within two outs of immortality when Shohei Ohtani ended his childhood dream of a lifetime by hitting a triple. He would go on to score, but Anderson went 8 1/3 innings of one run and one hit. The Dodgers did it again. They found a veteran and claimed him as their own dominant force. Anderson even strikes out batters, eight in this one, 63 total in 67 innings on the year. Anderson gets the Reds next and has a brilliant 2.82 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in that matchup.

Mac Daddy the first to reach 100

SP Rays Shane McClanahan he’s in the midst of a breakout season, and while Wednesday wasn’t his best game (he allowed two home runs in a 4-3 loss to the Yankees), he was otherwise dominant. McClanahan allowed four runs (only one earned) in six innings and struck out seven. This was his first loss since April, but he also became the first pitcher to reach the 100-strikeout mark for the season, bringing his total to 105. McClanahan has yet to allow more than three earned runs in a single outing. in its first 13. starts this year.

Flaherty’s debut in 2022

Cardinals SP Jack Flaherty he was back on the mound for the first time during the 2022 season, and his debut was against the Pirates, so it all worked out, right? Wrong. It was a lopsided effort from Flaherty with some good and some bad. He only lasted three innings, but that checks out: He never really digged into this one. However, he allowed three hits, two walks and two earned runs. His speed on the fastball is down 1.4 mph. On the plus side, he struck out three and allowed very, very weak contact — an average exit speed of 77.7 mph against.

Reynolds’ explosive June continues

Bryan Reynolds he was one of the most disappointing draft picks after his breakout 2021 season, through June. The Pirates outfielder has been absolutely dominating the ball in June, and that continued with another home run on Wednesday. He also cashed in a triple on the night. In 14 games this month, Reynolds is hitting .404 with four home runs, 11 runs and nine RBIs.

News and lineup notes

Every night, the Fantasy Baseball Today team dives into all the MLB happenings, from top players to injuries, trades and more. The podcast is a must listen for any die-hard, if I do say so myself. Tune in to the podcast to hear the FBT crew expand the news and notes below.

  • Juan Soto now he has missed two in a row with that pain in his right knee. X-rays were negative and it is not believed to be a serious injury.
  • brandon woodruff he’s doing a rehab start on Saturday, so hopefully the numbness in his fingers has subsided.
  • starling mars he was hit by a shot to the wrist, but X-rays came back negative. He is from day to day.
  • Ozzie Albyes He underwent successful foot surgery on Wednesday and will be out for at least two months.
  • joseph hader he was placed on the paternity list and will be missing for the next few days.
  • Ketel Mars he was pulled Wednesday with hamstring strain.
  • freddy peralta he’s back to pitching and working out at the Brewers’ expanded spring training facility. He is not eligible to return until the end of July.
  • Jeremy Pena he was placed on the IL with discomfort in the left thumb.
  • Aaron Boone said Wednesday that he plans to use clay holmes in high leverage situations against the toughest parts of opposing lineups once Aroldis Chapman returns. Boone also clarified that Holmes “will also close some games.” Maybe it will turn into a situation similar to that of the Cardinals with Gallegos and Helsley.
  • corey knebel he has been removed from the closer role for now. brad hand Y Seranthony Dominguez Both are expected to see savings opportunities in the future.
  • Andrew Heaney he could return on Sunday against the Guardians. It has 75% of the list.
  • Eduardo Cabrera was placed on the IL for right elbow tendonitis, retroactive to June 13.
  • drew rasmussen was placed on the IL with a left hamstring strain.
  • Nick Lodolo he will need 2-3 more rehab starts to recover before leaving IL.
  • Jarren Duran he was pulled Wednesday and started for the Red Sox when Christian Arroyo was placed on the COVID IL. He has 17% of the list.
  • Jesus Luzardo he was transferred to 60-day IL, which means he can’t return until mid-July at the earliest.
  • Josiah Gray the next start will be Saturday against the Phillies. It was removed on Monday after a 90-minute rain delay.
  • The Nationals are committed to luis garcia as his daily shortstop in the future.
  • Trey Mancini the swelling in his hand has subsided and he hopes to return to the lineup on Friday.
  • James McCann he will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A on Thursday. She has been on the disabled list for over a month due to a broken wrist.

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