LF,CF,RF - SF - NRI
The Giants have decided to part ways with 28-year-old Joey Rickard by not tendering him a contract for the 2020 season.
Rickard spent time with both the Orioles and the Giants in 2019 but was not able to gain much traction in either stint with the clubs. He has shown potential in the minors with good plate discipline (10%+ walk rate) in his early years but has since not lived up to his early success. Rickard can safely be left off of draft boards unless he is able to regain his ability to get on base and limit strikeouts.
Joey Rickard went 0-for-5 at the plate striking out twice as the Orioles lost to the White Sox by a 12-2 score on Monday.
Rickard is off to a slow start this season hitting just .197 with a .274 on-base percentage, one home run and four RBI. The 27-year-old will need to start hitting or he will end up on the bench or in the minors. Rickard is not worth owning in fantasy.
Joey Rickard went 4-for-5 a the plate with a double, a triple, two RBI, a run scored, a stolen base and a walk in Thursday's win over Tampa Bay.
Rickard has really been struggling at the plate to start the year so a game like this is nice to see as he may start to turn things around. On the year, Rickard is hitting .212 with one home run and four RBI over 20 games.
Joey Rickard went 2-for-3 with two doubles and also drew a walk Tuesday as the Orioles beat the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Rickard is trying to win a full-time role in right field for the Orioles and if he keeps having nights like this he should remain in the lineup. For now Rickard is not worth picking up but is someone to keep an eye on in deeper fantasy leagues.
Joey Rickard went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI on Friday against the Rays.
Rickard has seen fairly regular playing time of late and is making the most of it. He's raised his average nearly 10 points in September alone. Far from a fantasy regular, he could have some value in AL-only leagues down the stretch.