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San Francisco Giants first baseman/outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. provided half of his team's runs in Saturday's 10-2 loss to the Pirates, going 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and a strikeout. Wade Jr. launched a sixth-inning Wil Crowe offering over the right-field wall for his 10th HR of the season. The 27-year-old has hit for power this season, slashing .252/.341/.531 with 25 RBI. He is worth a look in deeper points leagues for fantasy managers in need of a boost to their lineups.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman produced his worst start of the season in Saturday's 10-2 loss to the Pirates. Gausman pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits (including a solo home run) and four walks with two strikeouts. It was one of his few poor starts this season, as he has gone 9-4 with a 2.21 ERA through 20 starts. He has been a huge fantasy value this season, and even the best players have off days. Gausman will look to rebound in a tough matchup against the Astros at home.
San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. reached the 30-homer plateau Saturday, smacking a solo shot off Miami Marlins starting pitcher Braxton Garrett in the top of the first inning. Tatis Jr. also singled in four at-bats. Tatis Jr. has now accomplished the impressive feat of having 30 homers and 20 steals in a season, but he's stated that going 40-40 is his real goal. With 23 steals on the year, he'll have to get a move on in that department, but fantasy managers have to be thrilled with the numbers he's put up already, including a 1.024 OPS in 301 at-bats.
New York Mets starting pitcher Taijuan Walker endured another difficult outing Saturday, allowing six runs on eight hits and four walks to the Toronto Blue Jays in four innings. He struck out just one batter, and there of the hits against him went for home runs. Walker has not thrown a quality start since June 15, and his ERA for July sits at an unsightly 9.00. Even worse, Walker is reported to have felt a pinch in his non-throwing shoulder during this game, though he stayed on the mound and concern is minimal. Fantasy managers should sit Walker for the time being, and hope he can get back to his first-half all-star form.
Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto stayed hot Saturday night, hitting his 17th home run of the season off of Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Adam Plutko. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Soto has now homered six times in eight games since the all-star break, and is slashing .309/.507/.870 with eight home runs, 18 RBI, and a steal in his last 15 games. There's no way any player could keep up this pace, but Soto makes it look easy. It'll be fun for fantasy managers to watch him tear up the league and lead them through the fantasy playoffs.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jon Lester was pressed into duty a day early on Saturday after fellow starter Max Scherzer was scratched, and once again he did not seem to have his best stuff. Corbin gave up three runs on three hits and a walk in five innings to take the loss against the Baltimore Orioles. He struck out two batters, and two of the three hits against him went for home runs. Lester now has a 5.02 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 51 strikeouts in 75 1/3 innings on the season. He doesn't belong on fantasy rosters.
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed RHP Kyle Crick on release waivers rather than outright waivers Saturday, July 24, per source.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was outstanding Saturday night, throwing 7 2/3 innings and allowing two runs on seven hits and no walks while striking out eight New York Yankees. He left in position for a win but was stuck with a no-decision after reliever Adam Ottavino gave up the lead. It was a banner night for Eovaldi, who pounded the zone to the tune of 82 strikes out of 100 pitches, allowing him to pitch deeper in the game than he had in any other this season. He now has a 3.49 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 114 strikeouts in 116 innings this season. He belongs on fantasy rosters in most formats.
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Adam Ottavino didn't have his best night Saturday, yielding two runs on three hits and no walks in just a third of an inning of work to give up the lead in a 4-3 defeat against the New York Yankees He was saddled with his third loss and fourth blown save of the season. Ottavino was a bit unlucky in this one, as two of the hits against him were bloopers that fell in in the shallow outfield. It all looks the same in the box score, and Ottavino's ERA and WHIP both rose to 3.35 and 1.36. He remains a solid piece in holds leagues, with potential for more as an insurance policy for closer Matt Barnes.
New York Yankees RHP Asher Wojciechowski elected to become a free agent instead of accepting an outright assignment Saturday, July 24.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 1-for- 4 with a run scored and two strikeouts in a 7-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday. This continues what has been a cold stretch at the plate recently for Rizzo, who is slashing .194/.303/.369 with four home runs, six RBI and 11 runs scored over his last 30 games. With this slump, Rizzo's season line now stands at .241/.341/.420 with 11 homers, four steals, 35 RBI and 38 runs scored over 88 games. To say that this has been a disappointing season for Rizzo is an understatement, and while his Statcast metrics suggest he's been slightly unlucky so far, his .249 xBA and .429 xSLG don't offer much hope of a significant turnaround in the second half.
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment within the next two weeks, according to Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star. There's still no timetable of just when he'll be able to return, but this is a step in the right direction and provides a glimmer of clarity on where he's at. Mondesi has been limited to just 10 games this year, but when he was on the field he produced at the plate by slashing .361/.378/.833 with four homers, one steal, nine RBI and six runs scored. Managers should continue to monitor for further updates, but for now it appears that he could be back in Kansas City by mid-August.
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (knee) ran the bases on Saturday and expects to begin a rehab assignment within the next few days, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. This is good news for Belt, who has been out since injuring his knee on a slide at home plate on June 23. He's had a solid year at the plate so far, slashing .253/.363/.512 with 11 home runs, 28 RBI and 30 runs scored over 55 games. There's still no timetable for his return, but managers in deeper formats and NL only leagues should scoop him up if he's available.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer returned to the leadoff spot in the batting order on Saturday and made manager Charlie Montoyo look like a genius by homering in the club's 10-3 win over the Mets. His third inning blast off Taijuan Walker was his eighth of the campaign as he finished the day going 2-for-6 with a pair of runs scored. Springer had settled into the fourth and fifth spot in the batting order since returning to the Jays lineup at the end of June, but with a top of the order shakeup, he may be back to batting first for good. It would undoubtedly bode well for his fantasy outlook the rest of the way as he currently sits with 15 RBI, 17 runs, and a .232 BA through 27 games this year.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was handed a six-run lead on Saturday, but was unable to go five innings as he settled for a no-decision in their 10-3 win over the Mets. The southpaw tossed four-shutout frames to begin the game before getting pulled with one out in the fifth after allowing five-straight hits. Three runners came around to score in the frame as he finished the night with 10 hits allowed and a 4/1 K/BB in the 77-pitch effort. It was a bit of a letdown that Ryu couldn't hang in long enough to earn the win as his record sits at 9-5 with a 3.44 ERA and 1.18 WHIP through 110 IP. He hasn't pitched his sharpest over the last month and a half, so managers will have to decide if they want to start him on the road next week against a formidable Red Sox club.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Taylor Hearn will take to the hill on Sunday against the A's. Jordan Lyles will get some more rest, which opens the door for Hearn to pick up a rare spot-start against Oakland. The 26-year-old lefty currently owns a 2-3 record and a 4.70 ERA throughout 30 games this season, so fantasy managers looking to fill a void may want to look elsewhere.
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette got his first career start out of the cleanup spot on Saturday and went on to go 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI in the club's 10-3 win over the Mets. The 23-year-old swatted a pair of singles and also chipped in with his 17th dinger of the season in what turned out to be a smart move by Charlie Montoyo to shuffle up the top half of the lineup. Bichette is now sitting pretty with a .294/.345/.479 slash line with 76 runs, 63 RBI, and 13 thefts through 94 games in 2021. Whether he remains getting at-bats as the cleanup hitter remains to be seen, but it's certain that he'll stay in the top half of the lineup where his counting stats will continue to thrive.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez swatted a pair of long balls on Saturday as his club went on to a 10-3 victory over the New York Mets. He followed up a two-run blast in the third with another two-run shot in the ninth inning to finish the game going 2-for-4 with a walk and four RBI. It was Hernandez's third homer in his last three games and fourth since the All-Star game as he now sits with 15 big flies on the year with 41 runs, 55 RBI, seven steals, and a .297 BA. The 28-year-old is putting together a pretty solid five-category performance in 2021 and managers should expect more of the same going forward in the second half.
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Marcus Semien clubbed his 24th long ball of the season on Saturday as his club defeated the Mets 10-3. His three-run shot in the fifth inning chased starter Taijuan Walker from the ballgame as he went on to add a single to finish the game going 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. Semien had gone hitless in his last five games, so manager Charlie Montoyo shuffled the top of his lineup by moving Semien down to the third hole and moving George Springer into the leadoff spot. A move down the lineup isn't exactly ideal, but as long as the 30-year-old remains in the top-third, he'll continue to put up superb numbers in this dangerous offense.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Braxton Garrett was splendid on Saturday, taking the win against the Padres. The 23-year-old got called up from Jacksonville for this one, replacing Trevor Rogers (back), who found a spot on the 10-day injured list. Overall, Braxton worked his way through seven innings before calling it a day, allowing two runs but made up for it by fanning 10 batters. The lefty has appeared in four games for the big club this season, currently sitting on a 1-1 record and a hideous 5.17 ERA. He is worth a spot on the radar, especially if he remains in the majors and continues to pitch well.
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