All Star week is a short fantasy week at RTSports that runs from Thursday until Sunday (7/19 - 7/22).
Starting lineups can be adjusted up until a player's first game of the week on Thursday or Friday.
If your league has a free agent add/drop period, it will end on Monday at 11:59pm ET.
Gentlemen its been an honor i am bowing out of fantasy for good. dont have the passion for it anymore its a young mans game i am 47 and dont smoke weed anymore. I used to be compulsive and obsess over it but find myself barely caring anymore. It haooens as you get older i suppose. Its been a great run you guys carry the torch forward. Good luck to all of you guys.
No trading in this league. You can make waiver claims once a week. Way easier than having to do it everyday. Best format i have found.
Why they got to mention the yankees its very unamerican! I loathe that team go red sox!
Does this league permit trading?
Thanks for the response.
I don't think any of them on rtsports allow trading...could be wrong though
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|5️⃣0️⃣Crushing 8 Balls B9||85.0|
|Blue Moon Odom||81.0|
|King Of Clubs||78.0|
|Franceska Jaimes' 28||76.0|
|Best Team Ever||45.5|
|Again with this||40.5|
Los Angeles Angels reliever Jim Johnson (back) will head to Triple-A Salt Lake to continue his rehab assignment. Johnson hasn't thrown since June 11. In 34 1/3 innings on the year, he's sporting a 3.93 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP, with 31 strikeouts and one save. Johnson is not likely to step into any save opportunities when he comes back, but he is a name worth keeping an eye on for those desperate for saves.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect Zach Pop has been dealt to the Baltimore Orioles in a package for Manny Machado. Pop does not currently rank in the team's top 30 prospects, however, he was a seventh round pick in 2017 and has shown potential. Over 35 minor league games, Pop holds a 0.93 ERA with a 52/15 K/BB ratio. He has converted seven saves. Pop has yet to appear beyond High-A and will take a while to reach the major leagues. Despite his lack of professional experience, Pop has shined during his time in the minors and could be a dynamic option out of the Orioles bullpen sometime in the future.
Los Angeles Dodgers minor league Breyvic Valera has been sent to the Baltimore Orioles as part of the trade package for Manny Machado. Valera is not currently ranked in the Dodgers' top-30 prospects, however, he is the only player in the trade package with major league experience. He's appeared in 25 games at the major league level, hitting .172 with four RBI and four runs scored. In nine minor league seasons, he has hit .302 with 20 home runs, 329 RBI and 92 stolen bases. Valera has experience at both second and third base. At 26 years old, there's a chance the Orioles bring him up to the majors to finish out the season. If so, he could be a player to watch due to his speed potential.
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Tropeano (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list and start Saturday against the Astros. Tropeano last made a start June 10 against the Twins. He'll be a welcome addition to the rotation with Garrett Richards (elbow) done for the year, but fantasy owners should remain hesitant, as he has a 4.83 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 54 innings. Tropeano allowed four earned runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings in a start against Houston on the road back on April 25. He's too risky of a streamer for this weekend in his first start back.
The Milwaukee Brewers are expected to target Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier now that they've lost out on shortstop Manny Machado. The Brewers will also look to upgrade their pitching. Dozier started off slow but has hit .298 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 15 games this month and is hitting .230 with 16 long balls, 48 RBI and 60 runs on the season. His fantasy value would increase moving to a better lineup in Milwaukee and to a more hitter-friendly environment.
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yusniel Diaz has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a deal for shortstop Manny Machado. Diaz is ranked as the Dodgers' fourth best prospect and the 84th best prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. Diaz has hit .288 with 26 home runs 139 RBI and 24 stolen bases over 258 minor league games. Recently he caught the eye of the baseball world by hitting two home runs in the MLB Futures Game. Diaz seems like an amazing haul to receive for a rental player and while he has yet to play beyond AA, he is now a major part of the Orioles' future. He should be picked up in dynasty leagues and will be a player to watch in standard leagues whenever he gets recalled.
Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. After days of speculation the deal is now official and the All-Star has been shipped to the West Coast. Machado will play shortstop for the Dodgers in place of the injured Corey Seager. Chris Taylor or potentially Cody Bellinger will move to center field with the Dodgers likely to trade an outfielder prior to the deadline. While Machado will be a free agent by season's end, he is a major get for the Dodgers who now seem like the favorites to win the World Series . Machado's fantasy value will increase as he enters one of the best offenses in the MLB.
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Rob Zastryzny and infielder David Bote have been optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday. Bote gave the Cubs some extra depth on the final day before the All-Star break. He is posting an outstanding .310/.415/.452 batting line through his first 20 games this season. Sadly, the Cubs don't have regular playing time available for Bote, so he belongs on the waiver wire until he gets everyday at-bats in the MLB. Zastryzny has struggled during his brief stints with the Cubs this season, but he'll likely be back with them at some point this season.
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Anthony Bass (illness) worked a scoreless and hitless inning during his rehab appearance on Tuesday with Triple-A Iowa. Bass was placed on the disabled list July 5 with what the team called a skin infection. He should be ready to rejoin the Cubs bullpen shortly after the All-Star break. Bass has a 0.63 ERA and 14/1 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings this season. He's a great add in leagues that value holds, but he shouldn't see many save chances in Chicago.
Washington Nationals relief pitcher Koda Glover (shoulder) allowed three hits and a walk in one inning of work at Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday. Glover was knocked around during his outing last Saturday as well. The 25-year-old righty reliever has been sidelined all season because of a shoulder injury. Glover has the potential to be a late inning reliever in Washington, but he does not seem like a solid bet this season. The Nats have other options for late inning spots right now, so leave Glover on the waiver wire.
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Matt Albers (shoulder) is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment at Class A on Wednesday. Albers has been on the 10-day disabled list since June 12, but hopefully will be back in the Brewers bullpen soon. Albers should not be owned in most leagues, but could be an option in leagues that value saves. He'll likely need to make a few rehab appearances before rejoining the Brewers pen.
Pittsburgh Pirates infielder/outfielder Josh Harrison (hamstring) will work out with the Pirates on Thursday, and will hopefully be able to play this weekend. Harrison was pulled from Sunday's contest against the Brewers due to left hamstring discomfort. The Pirates are hopeful that they caught the injury early enough that Harrison is not to miss any playing time. More information should be known after Harrison's workout on Thursday.
As the New York Yankees get set to begin the second half of the season, their starting catcher is inching closer towards a return. Gary Sanchez has played a pair of rehab games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this week and has picked up two hits in eight plate appearances. Both have been home runs, while he's played seven innings behind the plate in one game while serving as DH in another. In Sanchez's absence, Austin Romine has emerged from backup to regular starter, while Kyle Higashioka has been the backup. While the former All-Star struggled mightily in the first half, he's been historically better in the second half of the season, hitting .289 after the All-Star break, as opposed to .229 before.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta will draw the start for the first game of the second half on Friday versus the San Diego Padres. Vince Velasquez and Nick Pivetta will draw the starts for Saturday and Sunday. Arrieta pitched very well his last two contests before the All-Star break, and should be owned in all leagues going forward.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Charlie Tilson was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday with infielder Nick Delmonico and outfielder Avisail Garcia close to returning from injuries for the second half of the season. Tilson hit .264 (28-for-106) with 11 RBI and seven runs scored in 41 games for the White Sox and was only an option in AL-only leagues.
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jose Alvarado (personal) has been reinstated from family medical emergency leave on Wednesday. Alvarado missed the last few games before the All-Star break, but is back for the beginning of the second half. He is posting a 2.58 ERA and 42/19 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 innings this season. He should be owned in leagues that value holds.
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos (hamstring) has been officially placed on the 10-day disabled list as of Wednesday. Ramos is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of July. Jesus Sucre is expected to see a bulk of the playing time behind the plate, while Ramos is sidelined. The Rays will need to call up another catcher to backup Sucre before Friday. Ramos is one of the biggest trade chips in this years trade deadline, but the Rays might need to wait until August to move him.
The medical holdup in the trade that would send Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado to the Dodgers is not over LA's top outfield prospect Yusniel Diaz, who is the key piece in the deal from the Dodgers side. The chances that the two sides move past this snag are better since the medical issues are over a complementary piece. Both teams should be able to work this out, and Machado should join the Dodgers as their shortstop for the start of the second half. However, it gives the Phillies and/or Brewers a little window to perhaps sweeten their offers for Machado. Stay tuned.
Seattle Mariners closer Edwin Diaz currently leads all pitchers with 36 saves heading into the second half of the season. The right-hander is currently on pace to break the Major League record of 62 saves in a season and has been dominant all year. He has three blown saves this season but hasn't coughed up a lead since June 1. For the season, Diaz has struck out 79 hitters in only 48 innings with a 2.25 ERA and a microscopic 0.79 WHIP.. The most impressive stat of Diaz' season is that he has allowed 12 earned runs all season and six of those runs have come solely against the Texas Rangers. Diaz is having a season for the ages and pitching for the playoff-hungry Mariners should set him up for plenty of save chances in the second half of the season.
Houston Astros starter Charlie Morton will have extended rest before he begins his second half and isn't scheduled to pitch until next Wednesday. With an off day coming next Monday, the Astros can afford to get their 34-year-old extra rest before the second half begins. After allowing two runs in two innings during his first All-Star appearance, Morton now looks to replicate his fantastic start to the season. The right-hander is 11-2 with a 2.96 ERA and 146 strikeouts through 112 1/3 innings pitched in what is turning into a career year. Morton didn't take a loss until June 3 this season and has struck out seven or more hitters in 12 of his 19 starts. Fantasy owners who think Morton may slow down can look to his 2017 second half numbers and rest easy. Morton actually got better as the season went along last season, going 8-4 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 14 second half starts. Morton should continue his success throughout the rest of the season.
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|Wallbangers||7/18 3:22 pm ET|
|Blue Moon Odom||7/18 7:34 am ET|
|Kershawshankredemtion||7/16 9:20 pm ET|
|King Of Clubs||7/16 6:49 pm ET|
|Franceska Jaimes' 28||7/16 9:52 am ET|
|Rotoaguas||7/16 7:24 am ET|
|Buxton Loose||7/16 7:04 am ET|
|Best Team Ever||7/15 10:42 pm ET|
|Twins 12||7/14 2:23 pm ET|
|5️⃣0️⃣Crushing 8 Balls B9||7/9 7:59 am ET|
|Devers City||7/2 3:46 pm ET|
|Again with this||3/5 1:16 pm ET|
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