Is it too early to hide Sixto Sanchez?


Last name Position Team ESPN Clean%
Martin perez SP Boston Red Sox 38.4
James kaprielian SP Oakland Athletics 34.8
teen ross SP Toronto Blue Jays 7
Diego castillo PR Tampa Bay Rays 63.9
Sixto Sánchez SP Miami Marlins 46.3

1. Martin Pérez | SP | Boston Red Sox

In 12 starts, Martin Perez now has a 3.88 ERA with 54 strikeouts and 21 walks in 60.1 innings. While his expected 3.83 FIP and 3.88 ERA are encouraging, there is cause for concern. For starters, he gives up an average exit speed harder than his career average, and also does so more often than his career average. This leads to a line driving percentage of 30.6 and 41.1 ground ball percentage, both below his career average. Why add it then? Well, he throws pretty well and his next handful of clashes looks great. While he has a start against Toronto coming up, he will likely face the Yankees and then the Royals twice in the next handful of starts. With plenty of runtime support and decent matches, Perez looks like a quality streaming option over the next month or so.

2. James Kaprielian | SP | Oakland Athletics

Over 26.1 innings in 2021, James Kaprielian has a 3.08 ERA with 28 strikeouts and 12 walks. Of his five starts, only one was truly a clunker. He allowed four earned runs in 3.2 innings against Seattle on May 31. In the other four, Kaprielian pitched at least five innings and allowed two earned runs or less. While his batting metrics and ability to generate swings and misses don’t seem spectacular, he gets the job done and has a solid offense behind him in support of the run. Additionally, his next four clashes could include the Royals, Yankees and Rangers twice. While he might not be a one-season addition, you could do a lot worse over the next month than James Kaprielian.

3. Ross Stripling | SP | Toronto Blue Jays

Ross Stripling was a difficult pitcher to understand. In his first 387 innings pitched in the major leagues, Stripling posted a 3.51 ERA and 3.60 FIP with 377 strikeouts and 91 walks. By all accounts, there is a ton of value out there. Keep in mind, however, that it alternated between starting and leaving the enclosure. Since then, however, the 2020 and 2021 seasons have not been so lenient. Over 91.1 innings pitched, Stripling has an ERA of 5.32 with an FIP of 5.43, as well as a WHIP of 1.456. He also had an 83-30 strike at batting ratio during that time. It’s not going to do the job. Zooming in it looks a bit better. In his last three starts, Stripling has a 1.06 ERA with a 0.193 batting average over 17 innings pitched, with 14 strikeouts and just four walks. The real reason you might consider signing up Stripling is, just like the others listed above, that he has some solid showdowns ahead. His next three starts could face the Yankees, Marlins and Orioles. Let’s see if he can continue this little radiator he found himself on.

4. Diego Castillo | PR | Tamba bay stingrays

The pendulum of saving opportunities seems to be returning in favor of Diego Castillo in Tampa Bay. While you never know with Cash and the Rays, Castillo seems to be the default favorite for the job. Not only has he started the season being the closest, but since returning from his injury he also appears to have reclaimed the post from JP Feyereisen, having had each of the last two save opportunities. Despite the missing time, Castillo still racked up 10 saves this season and holds a 3.04 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 23.2 innings pitched. As Tampa continues to rack up wins, Castillo could be a nice source of downtime in the future while he holds the job.

5. Sixto Sánchez | SP | Miami Marlins

It might be a little premature, but if he’s available, we should all consider putting Sixto Sánchez on our rosters. Although he hasn’t pitched at all this season, Sánchez is still 46.3% owned in ESPN leagues. Needless to say, many fans are thrilled with his return. A shoulder injury forced him to start the season on the set, then a setback in his rehabilitation further slowed his comeback. However, he has since resumed his rehabilitation process and has started to get rid of the flat ground again. If all goes well, we could see the prized Miami prospect sporting a Marlins uniform again at some point in July. Sánchez went 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA and 33 strikeouts for 11 walks in 39 innings in 2020.

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