Jackson Rutledge was born on April 1, 1999, to John and Susan Rutledge. Rutledge attended Rockwood Summit High School in St. Louis, Missouri. As a senior in high school, Rutledge went 7-1 with a 1.19 ERA, striking out 84 batters in 41 innings. As a freshman in college, Rutledge attended Arkansas University where he would only pitch 15.1 innings during his freshman season. He was left off of the postseason roster which prompted him to transfer to San Jacinto JC. At San Jacinto as a sophomore this season, Rutledge is carving it up. He has thrown four complete games and is striking out over 14 batters per nine innings. His control hasn’t been bad either, walking about three batters per nine. I’m sure Arkansas is missing him right now. It looks like the transfer was the right decision for Rutledge as he is now viewed as a first-round prospect for the 2019 MLB Draft.
There are a few pitchers in good spots tonight, making it tough to pinpoint which two to play on Draftkings. Whenever that is the case, the best plan of attack is to filter in a few of them into different tournament lineups. Let’s dig into some players and matchups to take advantage of on this Monday night eight-game main slate. Continue reading →
The former top prospect for the Dodgers, Alex Verdugo hasn’t had many opportunities to take over a starting role for the Dodgers. This season with the departures of Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig (via trade) he has received more playing time and has flourished in his new role.
Week seven of the fantasy baseball season has now concluded and Christian Yelich ONLY has 19 home runs. What a bust, right? Of course, the best place to improve your fantasy team is through the buy low and sell high transactions of barter.
Rules are around for a reason. I have a few rules when I look at streamer picks, not only for myself but for when I do this article as well. I don’t pick Rockies pitchers. I don’t pick pitchers pitching in Colorado visiting. I typically don’t pick prospects pitching in their first game up unless they’re elite talents facing an excellent matchup. And I don’t pick pitchers coming off of injury unless they’re a number one or two fantasy starter facing an excellent matchup, which you normally wouldn’t get in a streamer option anyway. Well, I decided to pick Steven Matz for us all anyway, and he proceeded to get decimated by the Marlins. THE MARLINS?!? He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in 3.2 innings pitched, though he at least got six strikeouts out of the ordeal. It just goes to show you, kids: follow the rules, especially the ones you put on yourself. They’re usually there for a reason. Continue reading →