Weekly Roster Update 04/13/18
April 13, 2018
Welcome to the second R.B.I Baseball April 13th Roster Update! On Fridays throughout the 2018 regular season we’ll put out a roster update for R.B.I 18 that best reflects the state of the game in Major League Baseball. We’ll tune individual players to represent the latest performances. Did Manny Machado mash three taters this week? We’ll be sure to give him a boost in power. Another 10K performance from Chris Sale? We’ll add a bit more movement to that slider. Let’s start off by looking at six week-two players who really made an impact:
No pitcher is safe from the likes of Ozzie Albies as the Braves second baseman hit .400 in the past week with 3 HR, 6 R, 4 RBI and 1 SB. Who needs to take free passes – he had 0 walks this week – when you’re sporting a .520 ISO and can hit home runs like the one seen below? As a result, we’ve boosted Power and Contact for Albies.
ARRRRRR you kidding me with this offensive performance? If you were curious as to how the Pirates are an NL Central leading 8 – 3, look no further than Corey Dickerson. Last week he hit .464/.516/.857 with 8 RBI, 8 R, 2 SB and a solo jack that had an 106.5 mph exit velocity! Check out the video below, but don’t blink as that ball gets out in a hurry. We’ve boosted Dickerson’s Power and Contact.
The Cubs 2B/SS left his rough start – .158 average – behind going .353/.522/1.176 in the second week of the season. Baez now leads the Cubs in runs thanks to his 9 R, 9 RBI, 4 HR performance. It’s a shame the Pirates can’t stay in Wrigley forever or Baez may break the regular season HR record. After feasting on the Bucs, we’ve boosted Baez’ Power and Contact.
14 IP. 22 K. 0.64 ERA. The Astros new addition has been absolutely dominant in his first two starts. Since joining the club, Cole has seen his pitch usage change drastically as he has been going to his two-seamer far less and his slider and knuckle curve a lot more. To reflect these changes we’ve boosted Cole’s Curve, Drop and Speed Difference.
The Indians #2 was able to overcome a shaky first outing by shutting down the Royals and throwing a complete-game shutout against the Tigers this past week. The righty now sports an impressive 67.5% First Pitch Strike percentage and continues to K guys with his filthy change-up and slider. You can do the same with Carrasco’s boosted Curve and Speed Difference.
If you’re not familiar with the Phillies #2 starters, Nick Pivetta is out to change that. The righty is off to a great start as he’s now thrown 16.2 IP with a league-leading 1.31 FIP, 10.26 K/9 and a 1.08 BB/9 which is currently 9th best in the league amongst qualified starters. Pivetta’s arsenal mostly relies on a fastball that tops out at 97 mph and a curveball with a lot of great movement. We’ve boosted Pivetta’s Curve, Stamina and Velocity.
James Paxton – Boosted Velocity, Curve, Stamina and Speed Difference
Yonny Chirinos – Boosted Velocity, Curve, Drop, Stamina and Speed Difference
Tyler Anderson – Boosted Velocity, Drop and Stamina
Hyun-Jin Ryu – Boosted Drop
Luke Weaver – Boosted Velocity and Curve
Derek Holland – Boosted Velocity, Drop and Speed Difference
Joey Lucchesi – Boosted Curve
Jameson Taillon – Boosted Velocity, Drop and Stamina
Marco Estrada – Boosted Drop
Vince Velasquez – Boosted Velocity, Drop and Stamina
Mike Fiers – Boosted Drop and Stamina
James Shields – Boosted Velocity, Drop, Stamina and Speed Difference
Miles Mikolas -Boosted Velocity, Curve, Drop, Stamina and Speed Difference
Sean Newcomb – Boosted Curve, and Stamina
Mike Clevinger – Boosted Velocity, Curve
Blake Snell – Boosted Velocity, Curve, Stamina and Speed Difference
Jacob DeGrom – Boosted Drop
Zack Wheeler – Boosted Curve, Stamina and Speed Difference
Wilson Contreras – Boosted Contact and Fielding
Jed Lowrie – Boosted Power, Contact, Arm Accuracy and Fielding
Manny Machado – Boosted Arm Accuracy
Dansby Swanson – Boosted Contact, Arm Strength and Arm Accuracy
Joey Wendle – Boosted Power
Asdrubal Cabrera – Boosted Power and Contact
Yangervis Solarte – Boosted Power and Contact
Justin Upton – Boosted Power, Contact and Speed
Joe Mauer – Boosted Contact
Adrian Beltre – Boosted Power
Mookie Betts – Boosted Power, Contact, Arm Accuracy, and Fielding
Mike Moustakas – Boosted Power and Contact
Matt Kemp – Boosted Contact
Odubel Herrera -Boosted Contact
A.J. Pollock – Boosted Speed
Miguel Rojas -Boosted Power, Arm Strength and Fielding
Tucker Barnhart – Boosted Power
Nick Delmonico – Boosted Contact