Eric Lauer

FPPG: 21.7  |  FanDuel Salary: $7,800
FPPG: 21.7  |  FanDuel Salary: $7,800
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Brewers: Eric Lauer (COVID-19) unlikely for Opening Day

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Eric Lauer (COVID-19) is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, per Brewers manager Craig Counsell.

What It Means:

Lauer is still building up his arm after arriving late to summer camp workouts due to coming into contact with someone who had coronavirus. Counsell indicated that the 25-year-old left-hander should be ready soon, but it's not clear what role Lauer will have when active. He was expected to compete for the No. 5 spot in the Brewers' rotation. Lauer owns a 4.40 ERA and 20.6 strikeout percentage through 261 2/3 innings (53 games, 52 starts) over his first two seasons in the majors.

Operating under the assumption Lauer is ready by next week, numberFire's models expect Lauer to record a 4.62 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 47 strikeouts and 18 walks over 50 2/3 innings this season.