FAAB: Moreno Debut And More


For It’s looking like a quiet week in FAAB as we head into the weekend. The player who will likely draw the most attention is Gabriel Moreno. There are plenty of solid streaming options though. The Guardians, Rockies, Padres, Nationals and Phillies have favorable schedules if you are in need of a bat to stream.

 

10/12 Team Adds

Josiah Gray (WAS/SP) – Tweaked his pitch mix slightly, throwing less four-seamers. He’s struck out 18 while allowing just two earned runs over his last three starts (16 IP). Pick him up for cheap, just in case this trend is legitimate and not the result of facing weaker opponents. Stash for now as he’s slated for a very tough two start week. However, he lines up for a solid matchup against the Rangers the following week. (1-2% FAAB)

Gabriel Moreno (TOR/C) – Set to make his MLB debut this weekend. A highly touted prospect but catching is extremely difficult and most rookies struggle early on. However, you can’t ask for a better team context and he should see plenty of PA’s. He has a strong slash, .324/.380/.404 (17.3% K-rate) in Triple-A. He should be a good source of batting average, OBP, and counting stats but has shown limited power to this point. (4-5% FAAB)

Lane Thomas (WAS/OF) – Thomas has crept up the batting order and has been hitting second for most of the last week. Thomas has solid power and elite speed, but poor platoon splits have hampered his playing time to this point. (3-4% FAAB)

Bryson Stott (PHI/SS) – Really struggled to start the year but injuries have injected him back into regular playing time. He’s taking advantage too, slashing .345/.406/.724 over his last 8 games. (2-3% FAAB)

 

15 Team Adds

Jack Suwinski (PIT/OF) – Turned it on as of late, hitting .333/.381/.615 with 3 homers and a steal. Entrenched into the middle of the Pirates lineup, and sports a 13.1% barrel on the year. He is a decent power/speed combo, hitting 19 homers and stole 11 bags in Double-A last year. (3-4% FAAB)

Cal Raleigh (SEA/C) – A small sample but a 15.8% barrel and 47.4% HH-rate pops off the page. Cal has started 8 of their last ten and has taken over the primary catcher role. I suspect his 34.3% K-rate will come down some with regular playing time. (1-2 % FAAB)

Rich Hill (BOS/SP) – Had a strong showing against the Athletics on the 5th, allowing just three baserunners, one run, and striking out five over six innings. He will face them again on Wednesday. (1-2 % FAAB)

Taylor Trammell (SEA/OF) – He’s largely been an afterthought with the depth of Seattle’s outfield prospects. Especially after the 42.1% K-rate he displayed in 2021. Trammell is only 24 years old and getting another chance due to injuries and subpar performance. It’s a small sample but his K-rate is down to a manageable 24.4%. This seems to be real for the time being, his contact rate is up and swinging-strike rate is down. (3-4% FAAB)

Chris Flexen (SEA/SP) – Flexen checks in at 8th on our Streamonator this week. Two home starts against the Twins and the scuffling Angels. Don’t count on him being anything more than a streamer this week. (1-2% FAAB) (2-3% FAAB)



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