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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A.J. Burnett was tagged for seven runs in five innings by the Mets in Monday's loss.

It's the sixth time this year that Burnett has allowed at least six runs, most in the majors (Clay Buchholz and Kyle Gibson have done it five times apiece). As many awful outings as he's had, it's sort of impressive that his ERA is still a respectable 4.15. Still, there won't be much demand for his services in trade talks this week.
Jul 28 - 10:34 PM

Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run homer and doubled twice Monday against the Phillies.

D'Arnaud is hitting .302 with four homers and 16 RBI in 96 at-bats since being recalled from the minors on June 24. He's still an injury risk going forward, but he's coming along quite nicely.
Jul 28 - 10:28 PM

Carlos Ruiz went 4-for-4 and doubled in the Phillies' lone run in Friday's loss to the Mets.

The Phillies had both Ruiz and Marlon Byrd finish with four hits, yet they lost 7-1. They were the first team since 2011 to have 13 hits in a nine-inning game and score just one run in the process.
Jul 28 - 10:25 PM

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
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