Weekly Roster Update 08/02/19

August 02, 2019

Weekly Roster Update 08/02/19

It’s one of the most exciting times of the baseball season: the trade deadline! Wednesday certainly didn’t disappoint as a slew of moves happened right around the 4 o’clock deadline that saw guys like Tanner Roark, Franmil Reyes, Shane Greene and more head to new ball clubs. We’ve made sure that every team’s roster reflects each and every move made at the deadline. We’ve also given boosts to players we feel will benefit from their new run environments!

Zack Greinke

Just when we thought the trade deadline was done, the Houston Astros deliver one of the largest blockbuster trades of the year as they acquire Zack Greinke. The All Star ace was having a career year with the Diamondbacks thus far. Greinke was sporting a 2.90 ERA with a 3.7 BB rate; the lowest of his storied 16 year career! While his strikeout rates haven’t been as elite as they once were, Greinke still knows how to get ahead in the count with his seemingly unhittable 68 mph curveball. While Greinke is leaving the humidor-equipped confines of Chase Field, he’s moving to what is generally considered a more pitcher friendly park in Minute Maid.

We’ve boosted Greinke’s Velocity and Drop ratings

Trevor Bauer

The Reds, Padres and Indians didn’t think it necessary to wait till the last minute to get their three team trade done. Tuesday night saw, amongst a swirl of moves – Trevor Bauer head to the Cincinnati Reds. So far this year, Bauer’s season has been a bit more volatile than his 2018 campaign. However, Bauer still has an elite 28% K rate and a .216 batting average against to pair with his 3.79 ERA. While Bauer was fighting for a division title with the Indians, he’s now being thrown into one of the tightest divisional races in baseball in the NL Central.

We’ve boosted Bauer’s Curve and Drop rating.

Marcus Stroman

As the week of the deadline approached, rumors were abound about where Stroman’s ultimate destination would be. Some thought the Astros, some thought the Yankees. While Stroman did end up in New York, he won’t be taking the 4 or D train to get to work. Instead, he’ll be hopping on the 7 train to Citi Field. Stroman has had a lot of success this season thanks in large part to his increased slider usage. Luckily for Stroman, he’s heading to an organization that knows how to get the most out of a pitchers slider. Just ask Jacob DeGrom.

We’ve boosted Stroman’s Drop, Stamina and Speed Diff ratings.

Scooter Gennett

One of the hottest teams in baseball since the All Star break has been the San Francisco Giants and they just got a whole lot better thanks to the addition of Scooter Gennett. While Gennett’s current slash line may not jump off the page, it’s important to remember that he’s missed a majority of the season recovering from a severe groin strain. So what can the Giants expect? Well in his healthy 2018 campaign, Gennett slashed .310 / .357 / .490 with 23 home runs and a .362 wOBA, so we’re thinking more of that.

We’ve boosted Gennett’s Contact, Speed and Fielding ratings

Nicholas Castellanos

First a Tiger, then a Cub, always a monster offensive producer. Nicholas Castellanos is currently putting up his fourth straight 100+ wRC+ season. He’s on track to hit 20+ HR for the third consecutive year as well, which shouldn’t be too difficult considering he’s moving from one of the less friendly hitter parks in Comerica to the friendly confines of Wrigley. Castellanos will likely hit 2nd in the Cubs lineup sandwiched between Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant. Not a bad situation if you ask us.

We’ve boosted Castellanos’s Contact and Power ratings

Corey Dickerson

Hitting over .300 is one of the more difficult things to do in baseball. Unless you’re Corey Dickerson of course. The newly acquired Philadelphia Phillie is currently batting .315 with a .374 wOBA. This isn’t necessarily out of the blue either as Dickerson actually finished the 2018 campaign hitting exactly .300 as well. Last year however, Dickerson was only walking at a 3.9% clip. This year? He’s doubled that to a career high 9.2% BB rate.

We’ve boosted Dickerson’s Contact and Power ratings.

New Additions

ARITomas, Yasmany
BALPeterson, Jace
CHCHolland, Derek
DETVerHagen, Drew
DETRogers, Jake
LADWhite, Tyler
NYMAltherr, Aaron
PITMarkel, Parker
SEACourt, Ryan
SEABroxton, Keon
TORBichette, Bo

Player Boosts

Pitchers

NameBoosted Attributes
Trevor BauerDrop and Stamina
Marcus StromanCurve and Drop
Zack GreinkeVelocity and Drop
Justin VerlanderDrop and Speed Diff
Charlie MortonDrop and Speed Diff
Noah SyndergaardCurve and Drop
Shane BieberCurve
Patrick CorbinDrop
Carlos MartinezDrop and Speed Diff
Steven MatzDrop
Marco GonzalesDrop
Jacob DeGromDrop
Raisel IglesiasCurve
Reynaldo LopezCurve
Mike ClevingerCurve and Drop
Julio TeheranVelocity and Curve
Lance LynnCurve
Jon GrayCurve and Drop
Kyle GibsonCurve
Homer BaileyCurve and Drop

Batters

NameBoosted Attributes
Nicholas CastellanosContact and Power
Scooter GennettContact, Speed and Fielding
Corey DickersonContact and Power
Nelson Cruz Contact and Power
Andrew Benintendi Contact and Power
Rafael DeversContact
Jose AltuveContact
Jose RamirezContact and Power
Josh VanMeterContact and Power
Jonathan VillarContact, Power, Speed and Stealing
Paul GoldschmidtContact and Power
Anthony RendonContact and Power
Danny SantanaContact and Power
Marcus SemienContact, Arm and Fielding
Kyle SeagerContact, Power, Arm and Fielding
Jean SeguraContact, Arm and Fielding
Manny MachadoContact
Francisco LindorSpeed, Arm, Fielding and Stealing
David FletcherContact, Speed, Arm, Fielding and Stealing
Tommy PhamContact, Speed and Stealing