RotoAce continues its daily in-season feature where we single out one player each day whose stock is either on the rise or decline in fantasy baseball. This feature will provide expert fantasy baseball analysis to help you negotiate trades or feel safe in dropping a player to pick up someone else.
A look at a player whose stock is on the rise and you need to acquire immediately through trade or waivers.
A look at a player whose stock is on the decline and you need to try to trade or maybe drop to pick up someone else.
|Odrisamer Despaigne, Padres||Carlos Beltran, Yankees|
|Still waiting for a bad start from the Cuban pitcher? Maybe next time. Or maybe not at this rate.
Despaigne nearly matched Clayton Kershaw Thursday night, throwing seven more great innings, allowing just 2 ER with seven Ks and no walks. In four starts now, he has a paltry 1.35 ERA and, if the strikeouts become more like Thursday ngiht, he may be on the verge of becoming a very interesting pitcher considering the home park.
Beware the 4.13 xFIP, but much of that is due to the fact he wasn’t striking out many batters before.
|How many different parts on one guy’s body can be injured at once. Beltran is trying to find out, apparently.
After battling an elbow injury for a while, he came up with a lame knee and then broke his nose after being hit with a ball during batting practice before Wednesday’s game. Now he’s on the 7-day concussion DL.
Frustrating for his owners, because he can still be a pretty productive when he can actually stay on the field.