Roster Update Predictions Part One

This week’s roster update will be on Thursday rather than the typical Friday.  That is why we are releasing our roster update predictions a day early. Although there was not a roster update last week, there were the POTM cards released for June. Below are a few cards I feel will be updated this week.  We will also be trying a new format this week where we list the player’s stats (AVG/OBP/SLG) then below give a sentence or two giving it more depth.

Justin Turner 88 to 91

.375/.472/.558 with 8 HRs and 34 RBIs

The slash line says it all, Turner has been amazing this year. Turner is just a few games away from qualifying and when he does, he will be leading the league in batting average and on-base percentage. Also, he is hitting .418 off of lefties, yes .418 so look for his 69 contact vs lefties to see an upgrade.

Felipe Rivero 82 to 85

0.78 ERA–55 K’s in 47.1 IP–0.72 WHIP–.134 BAA

Just like Turner, to me, Rivero is a lock for an upgrade this week. Like cmon look at those stats, a .134 BAA is just insane. Rivero should see an upgrade in H/9, K/9, BB/9, and HR/9 in other words, in each “per nine” categories.

Mike Moustakas 84 to 86

.270/.304/.559 with 25 HRs and 54 RBIs

The winner of the AL Final Vote, Moustakas looks to keep going by being upgraded to a gold card this week. He has 18 HRs vs right-handers so he should see an upgrade in his 82 power as well as a minor upgrade in his 65 power vs lefties.

Andrew McCutchen 83 to 86

.295/.280/.554 with 16 HRs and 49 RBIs

Gold again? The answer to that is yes. McCutchen has had an incredible turnaround as of late. After hitting .244 in April then .206 in May, things were not looking good for the vet. But then in June, he hit an amazing .411 and is currently hitting .414 in July. Look for McCutchen to see an upgrade in contact vsR and an increase in both power categories.

Alex Wood 86 to 89

10-0 with a 1.67 ERA–97 K’s in 80.2 IP–0.89 WHIP

Wood has been arguably the best pitcher in all of baseball this year. It is hard to argue against those stats too. Like Rivero, Wood could see an upgrade in almost all “per nine” categories. Alex Wood would make for a great investment right now as you could put up a buy order for just over 1,000 stubs.

Keep posted for Part Two to come out within the next couple days.

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