Weekly Roster Update 05/11/18
May 11, 2018
The R.B.I Baseball May 11th Roster Update is live and better than ever! Not only have we adjusted select players, we’ve also tuned individual teams as well. Each team’s overall ratings now reflects their current performances. We’ve made sure you can mash with the Angels and their league-leading home run hitters. You can strike out the side with the Yankees and their boosted rotation and bullpen. You can even make defensive stops with the Atlanta Braves and their league-leading defense. Now, let’s take a look at some of the week-six players we’ve individually tuned:
The Rockies ace has now put up three straight wins and quality starts. In his past three appearances he’s thrown 20 IP with an 11.25 K/9, 1.35 BB/9, and a minuscule 0.45 ERA. While Gray’s ERA on the year is still an inflated 4.24, his 3.38 SIERA paired with his recent success means his ERA is likely heading south. We’ve boosted Gray’s Curve and Stamina ratings.
Richards is currently sporting an 11.80 K/9, which is 5th amongst starting pitchers with 30 IP. His success is due in part to his fantastic slider, which strikes out batters at a whopping 53.6%. Even if hitters are making contact with the pitch, they aren’t doing much — they’re batting .118 against his slider on the year. We’ve boosted Richards’ Curve, Drop and Stamina ratings.
Top 15 in ERA. Top 10 in K/9. Top 3 in FIP. The Yankees ace is having a fantastic 2018 campaign so far. Not only is he sporting a career best 2.04 BB/9, he’s also giving up a career low 4.9% HR/FB ratio. Severino’s slider is currently so good he’s only walked a batter with the pitch 3 times on 305 thrown. We’ve boosted Severino’s Curve and Speed Difference.
The Buffalo cannot be stopped. The Rays backstop hit .400 this past week, bringing his 2018 slash line to .316/.369/.495. Ramos now has the highest BA among catchers with more than 100 PA, and is sporting the second highest average exit velocity among catchers at 92 mph. We’ve boosted Ramos’ Contact rating.
The Reds 3B has been on a tear since returning from the DL. This past week he was either walking or mashing as he put up a .400 OBP and .750 SLG with three taters. Suarez is now sporting a .315/.407/.630 slash line and looks to keep making a difference in that Reds lineup. We’ve boosted his Power rating.
Domingo Santana has taken advantage of his playing time to the fullest as he’s slashed .438/.526/.688 this past week. The Brewers utility outfielder continues to hit the ball hard too as he’s sporting a 36% Hard Contact in 2018. We’ve boosted Santana’s Power to all fields and Contact rating.
See below for more adjusted players:
James Paxton: Boosted Curve and Drop
Jeremy Hellickson: Boosted Drop and Stamina
Sean Newcomb: Boosted Drop
C.C. Sabathia: Boosted Curve and Speed Difference
Fernando Romero: Boosted Velocity, Curve and Stamina
Alex Cobb: Boosted Drop
Domingo German: Boosted Curve, Stamina and Speed Difference
Zach Eflin: Boosted Velocity, Drop and Speed Difference
Walker Buehler: Boosted Drop and Stamina
Miles Mikolas: Boosted Curve
Ty Blach: Boosted Drop, Stamina, Speed Difference
Ryan Yarbrough: Boosted Curve, Drop, Stamina and Speed Difference
Ian Kennedy: Boosted Curve and Drop
Chris Archer: Boosted Curve
Matt Koch: Boosted Velocity, Curve, Drop and Speed Difference
Chris Sale: Boosted Curve and Drop
Andrew Triggs: Boosted Curve
Mike Trout: Boosted Contact, Power, Arm, Fielding and Speed
Andrelton Simmons: Boosted
Gerardo Parra: Boosted Contact and Speed
Yolmer Sanchez: Boosted Contact
Alex Gordon: Boosted Contact and Power
Nick Markakis: Boosted Contact and Power
Mookie Betts: Boosted Contact and Power
Andrew McCutchen: Boosted Contact
Eddie Rosario: Boosted Contact and Power
Francisco Lindor: Boosted Contact and Power
Corey Dickerson: Boosted Contact, Power, Arm and Fielding
Brandon Crawford: Boosted Contact and Power
Travis Jankowski: Boosted Contact
Christian Yelich: Boosted Contact and Power
Ryon Healy: Boosted Contact and Power
Yulieski Gurriel: Boosted Contact
Maikel Franco: Boosted Contact and Power