Week 11 Rookie Report: Hip! Hip! Jorge!
Welcome to the SCFE Week 11 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 for a deeper format, say for you dynasty players out there, I will make sure and post it for that particular player, or players.
This week, I’m looking at a rookie in the Midwest making the most of his opportunity. A player in Pinstripes that could be making the turn after a couple of rocky starts. And two kids on the farm that just need to get an opportunity with their big league club.
If you would like to see where these rookies rank that are in the majors, check out the Top 200 Rankings provided by Joshua Morgan to help you out. Maybe you’re looking for injury news. If so check out the Injury Report by Dylan Tully to see the latest updates.
Now let’s take a look at some rookies to look at that will help you in Week 10 of the season in the Week 11 Rookie Report.
Week 11 Rookie Report
**Updated as of June 6
In The Show
Jorge Bonifacio, OF, Kansas City Royals
2017 stats: .277/.336/.500, 5 2B, 0 3B, 8 HR, 17 RBI, 12 BB, 39 K, 0 SB
With the demotion of fellow outfielder Jorge Soler, Jorge Bonifacio has solidified his spot as the Royals left fielder. Bonifacio has been putting it together for a team that could start the rebuilding process sooner rather than later. You would like to see fewer strikeouts, but he is a rookie after all. That being said, you can ride someone like Bonifacio while waiting for other outfielders to come back. People like Mike Trout, Starling Marte, and Gregory Polanco. Like most rookies, he is going to have ups and downs. But for now, he is definitely on the upswing of what could be a nice ride.
Jordan Montgomery, SP, New York Yankees
2017 stats: 10 GS, 3-4 W-L, 3.67 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 56.1 IP, 50 H, 22 BB, 53 K
Holding his last three opponents to one earned run or less, Jordan Montgomery has efficiently lowered his ERA from 4.81 to 3.67. Looking to build on his win over the Blue Jays, he will get the Orioles on May 16. Striking out 25% of the time, Jordan Montgomery should be a good streaming option at home against the O’s. Sitting at 1-1 with a 1.06 ERA, 16 strikeouts, and four walks over his last four starts, he may be turning the corner to being a solid contributor for Fantasy owners.
On The Farm
Austin Meadows, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
2017 stats: .256/.318/.683, 14 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 26 RBI, 19 BB, 42 K, 9 SB at Triple-A Indianapolis
The talk of Austin Meadows being called up to help the Pirates out are quieting down as of late. That’s because of the emergence of Adam Frazier (.301/.381/.419), but things could change closer to the deadline. With Gregory Polanco out, Starling Marte not due back until mid-July, and Andrew McCutchen a possible trade chip, he could be up soon. The Pirates will no doubt look for a trade partner for McCutchen and may try to package Tony Watson along with him. That would need to happen for Meadows to get a look sooner than roster expansion in September. In his last 10 games, Meadows is slashing .371/.383/.600 with one home run and six RBI. Keep an eye on this situation.
Lucas Giolito, SP, Chicago White Sox
2017 stats: 11 GS, 2-5 W-L, 4.95 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 56.1 IP, 55 H, 27 BB, 57 K at Triple-A Charlotte
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