Daily Dr. Roto: Aaron Judge Is Red-Hot

BANG! New York Yankees OF Aaron Judge can't be stopped! The 25-year-old already has 12 homers and Dr. Roto discusses his overall potential over the long Fantasy Baseball season.

Daily Dr. Roto—May 3, 2017

The Night That Was

— Yankees OF Aaron Judge is on fire right now. He is virtually a must play in DFS, and his seasonal owners have to be incredibly excited about his first month of the season. Can he continue? I think he can most assuredly hit 30+ HR, but I have my doubts that he will keep his average over .300. A dry spell hits every baseball player at some point during the season. The critical thing will be to see how Judge responds.

— In the offseason, Fantasy Baseball owners were terrified that the Arizona Diamondbacks were going to stop running once they hired Torey Lovullo to be their new manager. Well, they haven’t stopped at all. In fact, they are the most aggressive team in baseball which helps players like A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt significantly.

— Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera returned from the DL yesterday and even hit a home run, but he was taken out late in the game for “precautionary reasons.” Does that mean Cabrera is still somewhat hurt or does it mean that the Tigers don’t want to risk him getting hurt? Either way, it’s a bit scary for his Fantasy owners.

— Rangers SP Cole Hamels is going for MRI today to see what is going on with his oblique strain. Usually, oblique injuries mean three weeks stints on the DL. This can’t be good news for Hamels.

— Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez finally had a gem of a start last night. Hopefully, it is the harbinger of things to come from him the rest of the season. His first month has been a big disappointment (especially his WHIP), but he can turn it around easily. BTW Luke Weaver pitched in AAA for the Cardinals last night. Watch him carefully as he will be up mid-year and could make a huge mid-season impact.

Carlos Martinez (Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports Images)

The Night That Will Be

Pitchers I Like
  • Arrieta
  • deGrom
  • Urias
  • Conley
Pitchers I Hate
  • Nick Martinez
  • Mike Pelfrey
  • Gio Gonzalez
  • Kevin (Gas Can) Gausman
Chalky Stacks
  • Red Sox
  • Astros
  • Angels
Sneaky Stacks
  • Mets
  • Royals
  • Diamondbacks
Long Duck Dongers
  • Josh Reddick
  • Josh Phegley
  • Paul Goldschmidt

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