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St. Louis Cardinals' RF Tyler O'Neill scored 32.5 fantasy points going 8-for-21 with three home runs and nine RBIs in five games this week. O'Neill is owned in 68.15% of mixed leagues.
Cleveland Guardians pitcher Shane Bieber (shoulder) will make a rehab start for Double-A Akron on Sunday. He has been sidelined since mid-June with a strained right shoulder. The 26-year-old will throw 55-60 pitches on Sunday. He allowed one earned run on three hits and a walk while striking out three across 2 2/3 innings in his previous rehab start with Triple-A Columbus. With two weeks left in the regular season, Bieber could return to the majors for a start or two. Fantasy managers need to temper expectations as Bieber will likely be on a pitch count if he is activated before the season ends. Stay tuned.
Tampa Bay Rays pitching prospect Shane Baz (back) will make his major league Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays. He originally was scheduled to pitch Friday but was scratched due to back spasms. The 22-year-old posted a 2.06 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and a 12.9 K/9 across 78 2/3 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. Baz is the Rays' top prospect, but it's unclear if he will be on a pitch count for Monday's start. The Rays rookie phenom has a ton of upside and is worth rostering for the season's final two weeks. Despite the tough matchup against a loaded Blue Jays offense, Baz can be used as a streamer in Monday's slate.
Giants' 3B Evan Longoria had a slash line of .312/.353/.812 going 5-for-16 with 6 RBIs in four games this week. Longoria is owned only in 8.76% of mixed leagues.
Giants' 1B Brandon Belt scored 26.5 fantasy points going 7-for-25 with three home runs and six RBIs in six games this week. Belt is owned only in 29.21% of mixed leagues.
Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley (knee) will begin baseball activities Sunday. He was placed on the 10-day injured list with right knee discomfort last Wednesday. The 34-year-old missed over a week with a sore knee but wasn't put on the injured list until Wednesday. He is eligible to return next week, but the Astros will monitor the outfielder to see how his knee responds during baseball activities. Brantley is considered day-to-day. He slashed .315/.367/.441 over 116 games before the injury. Chas McCormick will continue to handle center field duties while Brantley is sidelined. McCormick can be used as a streamer in deep-leagues after hitting .235 (4-for-17) with a home run, five RBI, and six strikeouts over his last seven contests.
Royals' LF Andrew Benintendi had a slash line of .500/.522/.550 going 10-for-20 with 6 RBIs in five games this week. Benintendi is owned only in 38.25% of mixed leagues.
Oakland Athletics' 2B Josh Harrison scored 26.0 fantasy points going 9-for-21 and nine RBIs in five games this week. Harrison is owned only in 49.10% of mixed leagues.
Chicago Cubs' second baseman Nico Hoerner (oblique) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has been sidelined since July with a right oblique strain after slashing .319/.388/.388 with three steals, 14 RBI, and 13 runs scored over 39 games this season. The 24-year-old is a speculative add in the final two weeks of the regular season as Hoerner will have an everyday second base role. Fantasy managers should check back on Sunday to ensure Hoerner is in the starting lineup before activating him.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain (hip) exited Saturday's 6-4 win over the Chicago Cubs with right discomfort. The 35-year-old sustained the injury after he collided with the outfield wall while making a catch. He remained in the game but was eventually replaced by Jackie Bradley Jr. in the top of the fifth inning. Cain went 0-for-1 with a walk before exiting. The severity of his hip injury is unknown at this time and he's considered day-to-day. Bradley Jr. would see an uptick in playing time if Cain were to miss any games.
Colorado Rockies' 2B Brendan Rodgers scored 28.0 fantasy points going 7-for-18 with three home runs and seven RBIs in four games this week. Rodgers is owned only in 39.08% of mixed leagues.
Phillies' 2B Jean Segura scored 25.5 fantasy points going 8-for-23 with two home runs and five RBIs in five games this week. Segura is owned in 67.32% of mixed leagues.
New York Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco (thumb) was removed from Saturday's 5-3 loss against the Philadelphia Phillies early with a thumb issue. He hurt his thumb after fouling off a pitch during his second at-bat. The Mets right-hander was removed after 82 pitches. Carrasco allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings before exiting. He was tagged with his third loss of the season. Carrasco was hurt by the long ball and surrendered solo shots to Phillies infielder Jean Segura. The severity of the 34-year-old's thumb issue is unknown at this time, and Carrasco is considered day-to-day. Stay tuned.
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi lasted just three innings Saturday, giving up three runs on eight hits and no walks with three strikeouts. He took the loss, dropping his record to 7-9. This was an inefficient outing for the left-hander, as Kikuchi threw 86 pitches in those three innings. With a 6.91 ERA over his past seven games, Kikuchi's season has been on the downswing since being named to the All-Star team, and fantasy managers should use him very carefully over the last few weeks of the year.
Seattle Mariners infielder Ty France was the lone bright spot for the Seattle offense Saturday, going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored. This is the second straight game he's reached base three times, and he now has a modest five-game hit streak going. France has been Seattle's most consistent hitter, but he hasn't homered since August 23 and he has just 16 on the year. Fantasy managers will be looking for a bit more in the power department if they're going to make him a priority in 2022 drafts.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits and three walks with five strikeouts in four innings against the Colorado Rockies Saturday. This resulted in his 15th loss of the year. Corbin had had success working with catcher Alex Avila over his previous two outings, each of which resulted in a quality start, but hopefully no fantasy managers bought in for this one. Corbin's 6.11 ERA tells the whole story of his dreadful season.
Colorado Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored in a 6-0 win over the Nationals on Saturday. Rodgers put the Rockies on the board in the top of the first inning with a two-run blast off Patrick Corbin, his third home run in the last four games. He later added a double and scored another run. The 25-year-old has been raking over the last 15 contests, slashing .333/.364/.587 with four home runs and 12 RBI over that span. For the year, he's got a solid .288/.337/.480 batting line with 14 home runs and 47 RBI over 333 at-bats on the year. He's looking to finish the season on a high note.
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland earned the win on Saturday when he allowed seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts across six scoreless innings in a 6-0 win over the Nationals. Freeland was locked in for Saturday's tilt against the Nats. He scattered seven hits and only really ran into trouble in his final inning but was able to wiggle out of the jam. The stellar outing gives the 28-year-old left-hander a 4.50 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 97:33 K/BB ratio over 108 innings (21 starts) on the season. He'll take on the Giants at home in his next turn, which should be a difficult start for fantasy purposes.
Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 6-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Story swatted his 23rd home run of the season off Patrick Corbin in the fourth inning. It was a three-run shot and his only hit of the ball game. The 28-year-old shortstop is now slashing .247/.324/.479 with 23 home runs, 72 RBI, and 18 stolen bases over 482 at-bats on the year. Those are decent overall numbers but they're underwhelming considering where Story was selected in fantasy drafts.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez smacked a three-run homer to propel his club past the Twins 6-2 in Saturday's afternoon contest. His towering shot in the fourth inning put the Jays ahead 4-2 at the time, and they never looked back as he finished the day going 1-for-4. The three-RBI game now gives him 58 so far in the second half to push himself into the team-lead as well as third in the majors with 106. Hernandez pairs his superb RBI total with 28 HR, 84 runs, 11 SB, and a .304 BA to prove any doubters that his 2020 breakout half-campaign was no fluke.
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