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It’s Week 5 Rookie Roundup ladies and gentlemen, and Kris Bryant remains without a home run on the young season. Although Week 5 is technically only at the half point we will try to capture some of the other news and updates on the league’s batch of rookies since we last posted.

There were a few more call-ups that made some news this past week with Austin Hedges and Eddie Rosario getting the call. Making bigger news was Blake Swihart getting an opportunity to ply in the big leagues after an injury. Swihart is one of the Red Sox top prospects and it should be fun to see how he performs in his first crack at the MLB.

Joc Pederson and Kris Bryant continue to hold their own with Bryant doing a little of everything except hitting a home run. It will come of course and it has become a sort of side game to try to predict when it will finally come. (Speaking of predicting home runs, or hits in a game have you tried fanamana yet?) With or without home runs Bryant is a special player so people shouldn’t be critical.

Pitching wise Carlos Rodon could have an opportunity to make a spot start in the future with suspensions coming to Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija as I mentioned in my Out of Left Field post from this week. He is already in the majors, and has pitched some long relief to stay stretched out.

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Week 4 Pitching Statistics


Nothing too exciting happened on the pitching front. Michael Lorenzen was solid, but not fantastic in his first major league appearance. He should remain a target in Dynasty or very deep leagues only at this point. He could become a streaming option, in NL-only leagues.

Trevor May continues to pitch well enough so far by minimizing runs and pitching more innings. He like Lorenzen is a deep league, or AL-Only option at this point.

Kyle Lobstein got shelled this past week, and it will be worth noting what the Tigers do with him, or how long of a leash he is provided.

PLAYERTEAMGSIPWLSOERAWHIPSV
Aaron SanchezBlue Jays15.71053.181.76
Daniel NorrisBlue Jays130010.002.00
Carlos RodonWhite Sox040030.001.75
Trevor MayTwins211.31173.181.59
Kendall Graveman (AAA)Athletics000000.000.00
Kyle LobsteinTigers17.30124.911.50
Alex MeyerTwins000000.000.00
Dylan BundyOrioles000000.000.00
Noah SyndergaardMets000000.000.00
Rafael MonteroMets000000.000.00
Brandon FinneganRoyals000000.000.00
Marco GonzalesCardinals000000.000.00
Michael LorenzenReds2111193.271.36
Tim CooneyCardinals12.300311.573.43
Adam Ottavino (Injured)Rockie000000.000.001

 

Week 4 Hitters

Addison Russell had the best overall week amongst the group, but was likely overshadowed by Pederson and his home run surge this past week. The new additions haven’t seen any at-bats, or very few so far so there should be no rushing to judgement, at least yet.

PLAYERTEAMPAH2B3BHRRBIRSBAVG
Addison RussellCubs187202230.389
Alex GuererroDodgers111000010.091
Austin HedgesPadres10000000.000
Billy BurnsAthletics197100031.368
Blake SwihartRed Sox101000010.100
Dalton Pompey (AAA)Blue Jays101000000.100
Devon TravisBlue Jays244101430.167
Eddie RosarioTwins00000000.000
Francisco LindorIndians00000000.000
Jake Lamb (Injured)Diamondbacks00000000.000
James McCannTigers84101310.500
Joc PedersonDodgers234004740.174
Jorge SolerCUBS216100100.286
Jung Ho KangPirates125101321.417
Kris BryantCUBS193100240.158
Steven SouzaRays244100020.167
Yasmany TomasDiamondbacks164100310.250

Short and sweet this week, but we will be back again next week as always and look into statistics and all things rookie. Thanks for reading and please be sure to visit SCFE daily for all of your Fantasy Sport needs.

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