Welcome to the SCFE Week 26 Rookie Report. These articles will be for all the up-and-coming players to know now and in the future.
I will look at rookies that are for the most part good for most 12-16 team roto and mixed head-to-head teams. If I put a rookie in that happens to be in a deeper format, say for you dynasty players out there, I will make detail so for that particular player, or players.
This week, we feature a rookie pitching for a team in the playoff hunt. And another rookie pitcher that will be a regular next year.
Now let’s take a look at some rookies to look at that will help in the Week 26 Rookie Report.
Week 26 Rookie Report
**Updated as of September 20
In The Show
Luke Weaver, SP, St. Louis Cardinals
2017 stats: 11 GP, 7-1 W-L, 2.05 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 52.2 IP, 43 H, 11 BB, 65 K
Luke Weaver has been on fire winning his last six games, and seven of his last 10 games played. In those games, his ERA is 2.09 and he has a 65/11 K/BB ratio. Those are some elite numbers. The Cardinals are 5 games back in the division race and a game and a half out of the second Wild Card.
Weaver’s next start is against the Cubs in Chicago. If they can find a way to win, the Cards have a shot to make the postseason.
Luis Castillo, SP, Cincinnati Reds
2017 stats: 15 GS, 3-7 W-L, 3.12 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 89.1 IP, 64 H, 32 BB, 98 K
In Luis Castillo’s position, he is the beyond in this article. His season is over for the Reds. Castillo hit his innings limit after his September 6 start. But with his performance this season came some good news. He has already been granted a starting spot in the Reds 2018 rotation. Castillo has some things to work on, like his slider.
But all young pitchers need to work on something after their first taste of the majors. And Castillo is only 24 years old. This year at the Double-A level, Castillo had a 4-4 record, 2.58 ERA with 81 strikeouts and 13 walks in 80.1 innings pitched. If some people are scared of him pitching in Great American, send an offer to acquire him.
So there is the Week 26 Rookie Report. Be sure and check back for a new batch of rookies to keep your eye on.
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