This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.
One of the more enjoyable days, July 31, is behind us, and now we're left analyzing the trades and the associated fantasy fallout. I'll focus primarily here on the deals that went down on or around deadline day, but if there's anyone else on whom you want me to opine, let me know in the comments section below.
Tyler Glasnow (SP – TB)
Glasnow of course came over in the deal involving Chris Archer, and it appears the Rays are going to give him every chance to develop as a starting pitcher. He's been a one-to-two inning pitcher so far this year, hence the three-inning start on Wednesday against the Angels in which he allowed one run (a Kole Calhoun HR, but he seems to homer off everyone now) while walking just one and fanning five. His control issues are well-documented and reflected in a 5.8 career BB/9, but he also throws in the mid-to-upper 90s, and control can be fixed (just looks at some early Clayton Kershaw years). Normally we'd say that he could benefit from a change of scenery, but moving to the AL East won't help. Glasnow is still just 24, so there's time for him to develop into an ace, and maybe he will just click better with his new club. They can certainly use the help.
Austin Meadows (OF – TB)
Meadows has been sent to Triple-A after being acquired by the Rays, but don't expect that to last long. He hit a respectable