Weekly Roster Update 06/29/18
June 29, 2018
Welcome to the R.B.I Baseball June 29th 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. We’ve also added new charts so you can see how your favorite players compare to others around the league. Want to try the new rosters on a brand new All-Star Game Xbox One S? Head over to this link to enter to win one of four custom R.B.I Baseball 18 Xbox One S consoles: http://www.rbigame.com/american-league-and-national-league-xbox-one-s-sweepstakes/
Let’s take a look at who we’ve added for our week 13 update:
Since being called up to the Bigs on May 15th (technically May 20th but the suspended Yankees game brought his debut back 5 days), Juan Soto has been on fire. Childish Bambino has a .324 / .434 / .574 slash line with an incredible 171 wRC+. The 19 year-old is barreling over 8% of the balls coming his way and has a fantastic .250 ISO. This past week was nothing new for Soto as he put up a .320 average with a whopping 26.5% walk rate and a .500 OBP. That’s right: Juan Soto had 34 PA appearances this past week and reached base via hit or walk in half of them. We’ve boosted Soto’s Contact, Power, Fielding and Speed.
After a slow start to the 2018 campaign, Matt Carpenter has picked it up and then some. This past week Carpenter slashed .462 / .600 / .962. In one of those games Carpenter went 5-5 with two taters and a double. He put up a total of 7 extra bases hits, scored 11 runs and 6 RBI! After hitting .155 in March and April, Carpenter had a fantastic May – he hit .297 – and is having an even better June as he’s hitting .319. We’ve boosted Carpenter’s Contact and Power.
For some ballplayers, stealing 5 bases on the season can be a difficult task. Jose Peraza? He can do that in one week. Peraza led the Majors last week in swiped bags as he stole 5, 3 of which came in one game alone! That brought Peraza’s stolen base total up to 14 on the year which is good enough for 11th in the Majors. Peraza isn’t all speed however, he also smashed a tater, scored 6 runs and 3 RBI with a .259 AVG and a .371 wOBA. We’ve boosted Peraza’s Speed, Arm, Contact and Fielding.
The World Series winning southpaw is back and hitters are terrified (as they should be). In MadBum’s last two starts he’s gone 15 IP, with 5 H, 0 ER, 4 BB and 16 K. He also recorded his 1,500th career strikeout making him the 4th-fastest left-handed pitcher in the live ball era to reach the milestone. MadBum’s curveball has wasted no time since his return as batters are hitting a meager .045 off the pitch. If his curve keeps putting up those numbers, that 6.96 K/9 will be moving higher with every start. We’ve boosted MadBum’s Curve and Drop.
Blake Treinen is simply having an all-star first half of the season. In the past week alone he has picked up 5 saves: one against the Padres, one against the White Sox followed by three straight against the Tigers. Treinen hasn’t blown a save since April 22nd and has now converted 17 in a row. His 0.91 ERA and 0.88 WHIP can attest to the fact that these saves aren’t just Treinen getting lucky, either. His 97 mph sinker has a 22.7% K-rate and a 60% GB rate meaning batters are either swinging and missing or simply driving the pitch into the ground. We’ve boosted Treinen’s Drop and Stamina.
Maeda has been fantastic since returning from the DL. He’s now thrown 15.2 IP with a 2.87 ERA and a near 7 K/9. His most recent start was his most impressive as he threw 7 IP with 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB and 9 K against a excellent Cubs offense. Maeda has three pitches that are working wonders for him: his slider, cutter and change-up. All three of the pitches have a swinging-strike rate of 21% or more and a batting average against of .229 or lower. We’ve boosted Maeda’s Drop and Stamina.
See below for all other tuned players:
Nelson Cruz: BoostedContact and Power
Ozzie Albies: Boosted Contact
Max Muncy: Boosted Contact, Power, Arm, Fielding and Speed
Jesus Aguilar: Boosted Contact and Power
Alex Bregman: Boosted Contact, Power and Speed
Nicholas Castellanos: Boosted Contact and Power
Enrique Hernandez: Boosted Contact, Power, Arm, Fielding and Speed
Jed Lowrie: Boosted Contact, Power, Arm and Fielding
Tim Anderson: Boosted Contact, Power and Speed
Cody Bellinger: Boosted Contact and Power
Maikel Franco: Boosted Contact
Jose Ramirez: Boosted Speed
Kevin Kiermaier: Boosted Speed
Andrelton Simmons: Boosted Arm and Fielding
Kolten Wong: Boosted Fielding
Ian Kinsler: Boosted Arm and Fielding
Leonys Martin: Boosted Speed
Zack Greinke: Boosted Curve and Stamina
Aaron Nola: Boosted Drop
Patrick Corbin: Boosted Curve
Luis Severino: Boosted Curve
Shane Bieber: Boosted Velocity, Curve, Drop, Stamina and Speed Difference
Jose Berrios: Boosted Curve and Drop
Mike Minor: Boosted Curve, Drop and Stamina
Zach Eflin: Boosted Curve
Charlie Morton: Boosted Drop
Freddy Peralta: Boosted Velocity, Curve, Drop, Stamina and Speed Difference
Kirby Yates: Boosted Curve and Stamina
Edwin Diaz: Boosted Curve and Drop
Sergio Romo: Boosted Curve
Seranthony Dominguez: Boosted Curve
Chris Devenski: Boosted Drop and Stamina
Felipe Vazquez: Boosted Curve and Drop
Yefry Ramirez: Boosted Curve