2024 Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Stock Up/Stock Down

by Connor Thomure
2024 Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Stock Up/Stock Down

The 2024 Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Stock Up/Stock Down contains four individual players and five veteran players. These players' fantasy baseball value is trending up or down. These players might be considered as buy low-sell high candidates. Some are waiver wire adds, and others are likely worth a drop.

The stock-up portion includes two rookies who have already made their MLB debuts or will make it this week. Both are well worth adding in 12-team formats. Included with them are five veterans who have begun or are nearing a rehab assignment. They are just around the corner with their return to MLB lineups and your fantasy baseball team.

Two players' stocks fell this week. One is a pitcher who is earning wins and keeping runs off the board. However, his underlying metrics point to him possibly getting lucky. The other is a former top-10 prospect who started to break out earlier in the year. Unfortunately, the breakout ended, and he is now struggling to get things going at the plate.

Check out the 2024 Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Waiver Wire for under-rostered and undervalued players. Then check out the Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings to see where the players in this article stand.

2024 Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Stock Up/Stock Down

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Stock Up

Drew Thorpe, SP, Chicago White Sox

MLB.com's No. 54 prospect Drew Thorpe will make his MLB debut on June 11 in Seattle as he faces the Mariners. Thorpe is the No. 3 prospect in the Chicago White Sox organization and is skipping Triple-A.

The 23-year-old played 11 games in Double-A this season before earning the call to the majors. In those games, he combined for a 7-1 record, 1.35 ERA, 3.03 FIP, and 8.40 strikeouts per nine innings. It's impressive stuff from Thorpe, but Major League Baseball is much more competitive.

I'm adding Thorpe in redraft leagues where he is available. If he performs well, he will likely stay in the rotation. Over the last 15 days, the Mariners have been eighth in runs and 18th in OPS.

Rehabbing Veterans

Good news has come out about a handful of veterans trending closer and closer to returning to the field.

The first is Willson Contreras of the St. Louis Cardinals. Contreras was cleared to begin full baseball activities earlier this week. He expects to return to game action by the end of the month. Contreras slashed .280/.398/.551 with a 170 wRC+ in 31 games this year. The return of their starting catcher would bring the stock up for the rest of the Cardinals players.

Next is Max Scherzer of the Texas Rangers, who made his first rehab appearance on June 9. He threw four innings, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out five batters. It's unclear how many rehab appearances he will make, but Scherzer's return is on the horizon.

Los Angeles Dodgers legend Clayton Kershaw has pitched in two simulated games and is scheduled for one more this week. After this, he should be ready to start a rehab assignment that could last until the All-Star break.

Another veteran pitcher is close to returning for the Texas Rangers. Jacob deGrom is scheduled to throw a bullpen session early this week. He has played catch but has not thrown a bullpen since he underwent Tommy John surgery last June. It's still early in his recovery, but if this bullpen session goes well, he could start a rehab assignment in July.

Lastly, we have Robbie Ray of the San Francisco Giants. Ray has made two rehab starts thus far. He's combined for three innings, one hit allowed, and eight strikeouts. The stats are excellent, but Ray is currently playing in Single-A. He can likely return in early July if he continues ramping up his innings count.

Adael Amador, 2B/SS, Colorado Rockies

MLB.com's No. 32 prospect, Adael Amador, made his MLB debut on June 9. Amador recorded a single and a stolen base in three at-bats. The speedster also added a stolen base to his debut stat line. It's not a bad start for Amador, and his prospect pedigree means he must be a waiver wire candidate this week.

Amador received the call to the majors after regular second baseman Brendan Rodgers made the injured list with a strained hamstring. It's likely to be at least two weeks before Rodgers returns.

Amador has made 209 plate appearances in Double-A this season. He slashed .194/.337/.329 with seven home runs, 31 runs, 24 RBI, and 22 stolen bases. It's nothing special, but the positives are the on-base percentage, stolen bases, and run production. If the talented prospect can bring these skills to MLB, he will be a great asset in fantasy baseball.

Stock Down

Cal Quantrill, SP, Colorado Rockies

Cal Quantrill has been a reliable streamer for weeks, but his underlying metrics show that regression is soon to come. He is posting a 3.58 ERA across 13 games. However, his xERA (4.16), FIP (4.44), xFIP (4.43), and SIERA (4.73) indicate that his reliability could take a hit.

These numbers are even further apart over his last three starts. He has a 3.52 ERA, 3.79 FIP, 5.45 xFIP, and 6.04 SIERA in this span. Opponents are hitting him hard. Eventually, the runs will pile on him. If this were to happen, Quantrill would lose all his fantasy value. According to Baseball Savant, his 16.9% strikeout rate ranks in the 15th percentile, severely limiting his value.

I do roster Quantrill, but it won't take much for me to change that.

Jo Adell, OF, Los Angeles Angels

Just a few weeks ago, there was plenty of talk surrounding former top prospect Jo Adell having a breakout. Through his first 40 games this year, he was on fire. Adell slashed .252/.323/.539 with four doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 22 runs, 22 batted in, and eight stolen bases.

The tide has unfortunately shifted on Adell. In his last 16 games, he has just three hits (one double, two home runs), four runs, five batted in, and one stolen base. This stretch has brought Adell's wRC+ down to 90.

Adell has gone from breakout star to back on the waiver wire in a 56-game span, and his fantasy baseball stock is down. Adell is a drop for me in deeper leagues, however, fantasy managers should keep an eye on him as the season progresses.


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