SP,RP - NYY
Jonathan Loaisiga was placed on the IL on Friday with an undisclosed injury. Manager Aaron Boone told the media that the injury was not COVID-19 related. Miguel Yajure was recalled from the alternate site in a corresponding move.
Loaisiga has been a solid option for the Yankees with a 3.18 ERA, 3.17 xFIP, 3.09 SIERA, 20 strikeouts and four walks in 17 innings pitched this season. He has more of an impact on real baseball than fantasy baseball because he has not been allowed to pitch more than three innings in any appearance this season. Still, Loaisiga is a name fantasy owners should at least be familiar with because if he fell into a 'bulk' role with the Yankees he could start to be a reliable source of wins. Owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues can leave Loaisiga on the Waiver Wire until he is healthy and pitching past the fifth inning for the Yankees.
Jonathan Loaisiga allowed one run on three hits and no walks while striking out three over three innings in Friday's Game 2 loss against the Mets. He didn't factor into the decision.
Loaisiga looked good in the spot start on Friday. The 25-year-old right-hander has a 2.81 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 18:4 K:BB over 16 innings this season. If Loaisiga can get a spot in the rotation he would be worth adding in fantasy leagues.
Jonathan Loaisiga was one of three pitchers mentioned by Yankees manager Aaron Boone on Saturday as candidates to replace James Paxton (forearm) in the rotation, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Paxton hit the injured list Friday and is expected to miss at least two weeks. Loaisiga was named as an early candidate for the role along with Michael King and Nick Nelson. Loaisiga is 2-0 on the season with a 2.77 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over 13 innings this season and is worth picking up in 12-14 team leagues and deeper if he gets a chance to start.
Jonathan Loaisiga allowed one earned run on three hits and a walk while striking out three across 2 1/3 innings in the second game of the Yankees' doubleheader against the Phillies on Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision.
Loaisiga got an opportunity to start with the Yankees having to play two games on Wednesday. The 25-year-old righty has been used in mostly a middle relief role this season and unless he can find a spot in the rotation has no fantasy value.
Jonathan Loaisiga allowed two hits and one earned run while striking out three and walking one across three innings Sunday against the Nationals. He did not factor into the decision.
Loaisiga looks like he will be filling the role as an opener and may be used out of the bullpen as well. Unless he gets a concrete starting job in the rotation he can be left on the waiver wire.