Weekly Roster Update 07/06/18

July 06, 2018

Weekly Roster Update 07/06/18

Welcome to the R.B.I Baseball July 6th 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 their latest performances. We’ve also added new charts so you can see how your favorite players compare to others around the league. Also, don’t forget to enter our competition for a chance to win a custom R.B.I. 18  All-Star Game Xbox One S!http://www.rbigame.com/american-league-and-national-league-xbox-one-s-sweepstakes/

Since returning from the DL on June 22nd, Avisail Garcia has picked up right where 2017 left off. In his 13 games back, he’s slashing .364/.386/.818 with 6 homers, 13 runs and 9 RBI. Those 13 games alone have brought his 2018 average from .233 up to .289. The average isn’t the only thing that returned from the DL, his hard contact since he’s been back is at an elite 51.2%, too. This past week was no different as Garcia hit .432 and slugged 1.027. We’ve boosted Garcia’s Contact, Power and Fielding.

The fireworks weren’t the only thing going off this past week in Miami. J.T. Riddle celebrated the 4th of July going 3-4 with 1 3B and 1 HR. He raised his weekly slash line to .345/.367/.655. Riddle has put together a good 2018 campaign so far with a 101 wRC+ and a .200 ISO. Not known for his power per-se, Riddle has almost doubled his career high for home runs and has an impressive 6.5% barrel rate on the year. We’ve boosted Riddle’s Contact, Power and Fielding.

This past week, Keon Broxton did it all. The Brewers centerfielder is a running, diving, leaping highlight reel and this week proved it. Score a run in a rundown? Broxton can do that. Bring a HR back from over the wall? Yea, he can do that, too. Catch a ball with a less than 45% catch-probability? You guessed it. Broxton isn’t all base-running ability and stellar fielding though, he can also rake as he hit 2 HR this past week (he did that in one game by the way). We’ve boosted Broxton’s Power and Fielding.

For a few years now, Chris Sale has been one of the best pitchers in baseball and 2018 is no exception. There are few top 10 lists that Chris Sale isn’t on. He’s 4th in WAR amongst pitchers, 8th in ERA, 2nd in K/9, 4th in WHIP, 1st in soft contact, 5th in FIP and the list goes on and on. Known for his slider, it’s actually Chris Sale’s change-up that is making waves this year as it is the 2nd best change-up in baseball behind Jon Lester’s. We’ve boosted Sale’s Curve and Drop rating.

Tyler Anderson has now gone 16 consecutive frames without giving up an earned run. Even more impressive? That two start stretch was against NL West opponents – the Dodgers and the Giants – and he struck out 8 and 9 respectively. After a rough start to the 2018 campaign, Anderson put up a respectable 3.52 ERA in June thanks to his fantastic cutter and whiff-inducing change-up. We’ve boosted Anderson’s Drop and Curve rating.

Max Fried has now made two starts in 2018 and both have been impressive. He threw 5 IP against the Mets striking out 6 and giving up 1 ER followed by going 6.2 strong against the Cardinals with a whopping 11 K’s. His ERA as a starter this year is a miniscule 0.77 while that may not be sustainable throughout the year, his 2.24 FIP indicates that his success in this brief time is no fluke. We’ve boosted Fried’s Velocity, Curve and Stamina.

See below for all tuned players:

Batters:
Aaron Hicks: Boosted Contact, Power and Speed
Trea Turner: Boosted Contact, Power and Arm
Starlin Castro: Boosted Contact and Speed
Max Muncy: Boosted Contact and Power
Jose Ramirez: Boosted Contact, Power, Arm and Speed
Wilson Contreras: Boosted Contact and Power
Yadier Molina: Boosted Contact, Power and Fielding
Harrison Bader:Boosted Contact, Power, and Fielding
Tim Anderson: Boosted Speed
Andrew Benintendi: Boosted Speed
Aaron Judge: Boosted Speed
Rougned Odor: Boosted Contact and Speed
Manny Machado: Boosted Speed
Rosell Herrera: Boosted Contact and Fielding
Anthony Rendon: Boosted Arm and Fielding
Kyle Seager: Boosted Power and Fielding
Johan Camargo: Boosted Contact, Power and Fielding

Pitchers:
Marco Gonzales: Boosted Curve
Justin Verlander: Boosted Curve and Drop
Patrick Corbin: Boosted Drop
Ryan Borucki: Boosted Curve
James Paxton: Boosted Curve, Drop and Stamina
Jhoulys Chacin: Boosted Drop and Stamina
Jordan Zimmermann: Boosted Curve and Stamina
Andrew Heaney: Boosted Curve and Drop
Rich Hill: Boosted Curve and Stamina
Chase Anderson: Boosted Curve, Drop and Stamina
Luis Castillo: Boosted Velocity, Curve, Drop and Speed Difference
Andrew Suarez: Boosted Velocity, Curve, Drop, Stamina and Speed Difference
Edwin Diaz: Boosted Drop
Seung Hwan Oh: Boosted Curve
Sean Doolittle: Boosted Curve and Drop
Joakim Soria: Boosted Curve
Drew Rucinski: Boosted Curve