Author Archive

Roster Roundup: June 15-17

Below you’ll find a roundup of notable moves from the past few days, as well as future expected moves and a Minor League Report, which includes a list of recent major league debuts and a few players who are “knocking down the door” to the majors. For this column, any lineup regulars, starting pitchers, or late-inning relievers are considered “notable,” meaning that middle relievers, long relievers, and bench players are excluded. You can always find a full list of updated transactions here.

Lineup Regulars

Cincinnati Reds
6/16/19: SS Jose Iglesias placed on Paternity list

Iglesias is out of the lineup for the second consecutive day on Monday due to the birth of his daughter. The 29-year-old entered the month with a .308/.340/.443 slash line, but he has just six hits in his last 33 at-bats. A few days away could be just what he needs. Jose Peraza, who is being used in a super-utility role, has started both games at shortstop in Iglesias’ place.

Depth Chart | Roster Resource Read the rest of this entry »


Roster Roundup: June 11-14

Below you’ll find a roundup of notable moves from the past few days, as well as future expected moves and a Minor League Report, which includes a list of recent major league debuts and a few players who are “knocking down the door” to the majors (Mondays edition only). For this column, any lineup regulars, starting pitchers, or late-inning relievers are considered “notable,” meaning that middle relievers, long relievers, and bench players are excluded. You can always find a full list of updated transactions here.

Lineup Regulars

Kansas City Royals
6/14/19: 1B Ryan O’Hearn optioned to Triple-A.
6/13/19: 1B Lucas Duda activated from 10-Day IL.

Duda and O’Hearn, both left-handed hitting first basemen, didn’t make much sense on the roster together. Duda’s back injury, however, gave the 25-year-old O’Hearn a significant amount of time to show the Royals that he was the better man for this particular job. He did not.

In 135 plate appearances while Duda was on the injury list, O’Hearn slashed .190/.267/.306 with three homers and 35 strikeouts. Duda is batting 5th and playing first base on Friday, while O’Hearn is likely en route to meet up with his Triple-A Omaha teammates.

Depth Chart | Roster Resource Read the rest of this entry »


Roster Roundup: June 8-10

Below you’ll find a roundup of notable moves from the past few days, as well as future expected moves and a Minor League Report, which includes a list of recent major league debuts and a few players who are “knocking down the door” to the majors. For this column, any lineup regulars, starting pitchers, or late-inning relievers are considered “notable,” meaning that middle relievers, long relievers, and bench players are excluded. You can always find a full list of updated transactions here.

Lineup Regulars

Boston Red Sox
6/8/19: 1B Mitch Moreland (strained quad) placed on 10-Day IL, retroactive to June 8.

Back in the lineup after missing 12 days due to a strained lower back, Moreland grounded out twice in Friday’s game before he was removed with a new injury that has him right back on the injured list. With Steve Pearce still working his way back from a strained lower back—he’s been on the injured list since June 1—and rookie Michael Chavis scuffling as of late, the Red Sox are struggling to get production out of their first base spot with Moreland out of the lineup. J.D. Martinez is in Monday’s lineup, however, after missing the past four games because of back spasms.

Depth Chart | Roster Resource Read the rest of this entry »


Roster Roundup: June 4-7

Below you’ll find a roundup of notable moves from the past few days, as well as future expected moves and a Minor League Report, which includes a list of recent major league debuts and a few players who are “knocking down the door” to the majors. For this column, any lineup regulars, starting pitchers, or late-inning relievers are considered “notable,” meaning that middle relievers, long relievers, and bench players are excluded. You can always find a full list of updated transactions here.

Lineup Regulars

Baltimore Orioles
6/7/19: OF Dwight Smith Jr. (concussion) placed on 7-Day IL, retroactive to June 7.
6/6/19: OF D.J. Stewart (sprained ankle) placed on 10-Day IL, retroactive to June 6.
6/4/19: 1B Chris Davis activated from 10-Day IL.

The Orioles continue to give Davis a chance to break out of a two-year long slump, although one of his two starts since returning was in right field. With Smith and Stewart both on the injured list, Davis isn’t likely to sit anytime soon. But if the 33-year-old continues to struggle—he was 0-for-9 with four strikeouts before an RBI double on Thursday—the O’s could soon turn to prospect Ryan Mountcastle, one of Monday’s “Knocking Down The Door” picks.

Depth Chart | Roster Resource Read the rest of this entry »


Roster Roundup: June 1-3

Below you’ll find a roundup of notable moves from the past few days, as well as future expected moves and a Minor League Report, which includes a list of recent major league debuts and a few players who are “knocking down the door” to the majors. For this column, any lineup regulars, starting pitchers, or late-inning relievers are considered “notable,” meaning that middle relievers, long relievers, and bench players are excluded. You can always find a full list of updated transactions here.

Lineup Regulars

Arizona Diamondbacks
6/3/19: OF David Peralta activated from 10-Day IL.

Peralta isn’t close to his 30-homer pace from last season, but he’s still been very good with a .309/.357/.524 slash line, seven homers and 16 doubles in 207 plate appearances. He’s right back in the middle of the Diamondbacks lineup on Monday, batting third and playing left field after missing the last 11 games with a shoulder injury.

Depth Chart | Roster Resource Read the rest of this entry »


Roster Roundup: May 27-31

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to announce that Jason Martinez has joined FanGraphs. His twice-weekly Roster Roundup column, of which this is the first installment, will generally run Monday and Friday afternoons. In the coming months, his site, RosterResource.com, will become part of our offering here at FanGraphs, with Jason also driving our depth charts and the player contract information you see on player pages. We’re thrilled to have Jason join our team and can’t wait to bring his expertise, and the indispensable site he created, to our readers here.

Below you’ll find a roundup of notable moves from the past few days, as well as future expected moves and a Minor League Report, which includes a list of recent major league debuts and a few players who are “knocking down the door” to the majors. For this column, any lineup regulars, starting pitchers, or late-inning relievers are considered “notable,” meaning that middle relievers, long relievers, and bench players are excluded. You can always find a full list of updated transactions here.

Lineup Regulars

Baltimore Orioles
5/28/19: OF DJ Stewart recalled from Triple-A.

Stewart earned the call-up by slashing .316/.425/.586 in 187 Triple-A plate appearances. He started in right field on Tuesday (3-for-4, SB) and Wednesday (0-for-4). Two months after failing to make the Opening Day roster, he should get a chance to play everyday.

Depth Chart | Roster Resource Read the rest of this entry »