Roundtable: Favorite Targets

Roundtable: Favorite Targets
Discussing their favorite targets in this year's drafts, the Rotoworld staff touches on Andre Ellington and Justin Hunter, among many others.
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Marlon Byrd singled four times in five at-bats Monday versus the Mets.

Byrd has multiple hits in six of his last 10 games, pushing his average back up to .274. His average had been dipping since the beginning of June, but it was coming with more homers (13 last two months, seven first two), so there was little reason for his owners to complain.
Jul 28 - 10:23 PM

An X-ray on Dana Eveland's left elbow came back clean.

Eveland was hit on the pitching elbow by a comebacker Monday. While he escaped serious injury, it wouldn't be a surprise if he was unavailable for a few days.
Jul 28 - 10:23 PM

Jake Odorizzi limited the Brewers to one run and three hits in seven innings to earn a win Monday.

It's hard to believe this is the same guy who kept getting knocked around his second and third times through the order back in April. He's now gone nine straight starts without allowing more than three runs, dropping his ERA from 5.31 to 3.80.
Jul 28 - 10:07 PM

Brad Boxberger fanned all three batters he faced Monday against the Brewers for his 12th hold.

Manager Joe Maddon has finally found his go-to combo late in games: Boxberger in the eighth and Jake McGee in the ninth. Boxberger has pitched 12 1/3 scoreless innings this month, striking out 20 batters in the process.
Jul 28 - 10:05 PM

Jayson Werth left Monday's game against the Marlins with an apparent leg injury.

Werth tweaked something while trying to stretch a single into a double in the top of the seventh inning. He was replaced in right field by Nate McLouth in the bottom of the frame. The Nationals should provide an update on the outfielder shortly.
Jul 28 - 10:05 PM

Rickie Weeks went 0-for-3 against the Rays on Monday to halt his hitting streak at seven games.

Weeks has gotten to play regularly of late with Scooter Gennett hurt, and he's been taking advantage, with eight hits, three doubles and three walks in 25 at-bats since the break. Gennett did return tonight, but since the game was in an AL park, Weeks was able to DH. He might sit tomorrow against Alex Cobb, but he'll be in Wednesday's lineup versus David Price.
Jul 28 - 10:04 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays, Cardinals, Pirates and Braves have scouts at Monday's Bartolo Colon versus A.J. Burnett matchup.

It's not clear which pitcher each team is evaluating (and it's possible they're evaluating both). Colon certainly got the better of the matchup, as he tossed 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball, while Burnett was tagged for seven runs over five frames. Both pitchers could be moved prior to Thursday's deadline.
Jul 28 - 9:34 PM

A.J. Pollock (hand) will take live batting practice on Tuesday.

If it goes well, he'll be cleared to begin a rehab assignment with the Arizona League Diamondbacks. Pollock will need a couple weeks' worth of rehab at-bats but is tracking towards a return to the D'Backs in mid-August. He's been sidelined for the last two months after breaking his right hand.
Jul 28 - 9:28 PM
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