Fantasy baseball pitcher rankings, tips for Saturday’s MLB lineup

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What you need to know for Saturday’s MLB games

by Mike Sheets

  • After being sidelined for two weeks with inflammation in the right shoulder Tyler Mahley He will return from the injured list on Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. The right-hander has reportedly returned full speed during Monday’s 30-court Bulls session in which he threw all of his pitches, so the expectation is that he won’t have any restrictions this weekend. Mahle has delivered a 2.51 ERA over three starts since being taken over by the Minnesota Twins on the trade deadline, and he should be able to continue that success against White Sox’s under-average offense against right-handedness this season (95 wRC+).

  • Nick Ludlow (13% listed on ESPN listings) was a little choppy from start to finish, but the “rise” was worth the “down” at times. The 24-year-old Southpaw boasted a 3.32 ERA and 9.7K/9 over his last seven starts. While Lodolo’s 3.9 BB/9 needs some improvement, its .357 BABIP suggests he should see some better bat luck going forward. Either way, he should have no problem putting pressure on the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Away from Coors Field, the Rockies practice the worst attack in the National League, ranking last in the NL in wRC+ (78+), wOBA (.281), ISO (.109), and SLG (.343). He shot Lodolo as a streamer.

  • While Austin Voth (6% listed) No high-impact Ludlow stuff, he’s been quietly offering consistent value as a member of the Baltimore Orioles Tournament. Over his last nine matches (eight starts), he posted 2.28 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. After Voth limited the Houston Astros by one stroke and ran one on six frames last time out, he should be able to capitalize on an attack Oakland A that has struggled to score runs over the past month, putting him squarely on the streaming radar for Saturday.

  • With listings expanding on Thursday, the Cincinnati Reds Spencer Steyer, a former third-round pick, is an interesting potential client who took the call. Acquired from the Twins in the Mahle trade, Steer combined .274/.364/.515 with 23 Homers in 106 games between Double- and Triple-A, including .293/.375/.467 in 23 games for the Reds Triple-A Corporation. Given Jose BarreroSuffering this season (.151/.180/.233), Steer could carve out regular playing time at short notice during the final month of the season. The 24-year-old deserves a speculative pick-me-up with deeper formats.

  • Madison Baumgarner He took the hill for the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, so it’s a great opportunity to spot the right bats in the Milwaukee lineup. The veteran left-hander has allowed a 7.36 ERA since the All-Star break, including the 9.23 mark in August, and the .290/.343/.500 triple slash has succumbed to the right-hand swingers. Renfro hunter (80%), Andrew McCutchen (55%), Louis Urias (48%) and Keystone Hura (2%) are all names worthy of consideration in the DFS and daily action tournaments.


The bowler’s standings start on Saturday