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    High Hermitage89.5
    Balls Deep71.0
    Maniacs 03 (5-3)63.5
    Bad News Baseball124.5
    VIPER SNIPER 8133.0
    The Nation $$$63.0
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  • Player Notes
    Kirby Yates May 22 11:00am ET

    San Diego Padres closer Kirby Yates struck out the side to collect his 19th save Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Yates made short work of the Snakes, fanning the side in order to extend his major league leading saves tally. The 32-year-old veteran holds a 1.17 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through 23 appearances with a ludicrous 45.5 percent strikeout rate. Drafted as a mid-tier relief option this offseason, Yates believers have profited handsomely from his returns and hes emerged as one of the baseballs most clutch lead-protectors.

    From RotoBaller

    Miguel Cabrera May 22 9:40am ET

    Detroit Tigers first baseman and designated hitter Miguel Cabrera has been hot for the last week, slashing .438/.500/.563 with two doubles and three RBI in 16 at-bats. Miggy has just one home run on the season, which he has attributed to lack of lineup protection, but despite his lack of power he's still finding ways to get the job done. Cabrera could still heat up in the summer months as he has more homers in June than any other month for his career and he remains in the top 3% of all players in terms of Hard Hit %, but he's only managed a 5.8% barrel rate thus far, ranking him 187th overall.

    From RotoBaller

    Jackie Bradley Jr. May 22 9:20am ET

    Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. finished 2-for-4 on Tuesday, including an eighth-inning, solo home run, his second in as many days. His first four-bagger didn't come until May 20, but in just the following day he has two on the year. There is definitely some power potential in Bradley's bat, after hitting 13, 17, and 26 homers, respectively, over the past three seasons. However, the outlying numbers don't point to anything positive. An expected batting average of .215 and expected slugging percentage of .301 hint that his .157 AVG and .231 SLG aren't due for a significant jump anytime soon. He deserves to stay on waivers in all formats until he brings that average well north of .200.

    From RotoBaller

    Jordy Mercer May 22 9:20am ET

    Detroit Tigers shortstop Jordy Mercer (quad) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday or Thursday, according to the team's injury update on May 21st. Mercer did running drills on Tuesday, and apparently felt comfortable enough that he's ready for game action. The glove-first shortstop has been a liability at the plate, batting just .210/.265/.371 with one home run on the year. In his absence, Ronny Rodriguez has been tearing the cover off the ball, hitting six homers and driving in 18 RBI over his first 100 AB. It's unclear how the Tigers will use Mercer once he returns, which isn't so much a statement about Mercer's limited fantasy value, but about how Rodriguez's value will be affected. For now, it's a wait-and-see situation.

    From RotoBaller

    Eduardo Rodriguez May 22 9:20am ET

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was able to last just five innings after allowing six runs, on six hits, while fanning five, and walking three in Tuesday's 10-3 loss to Toronto. It was relatively smooth sailing for Rodriguez, through the first three innings, allowing just one hit, and one walk. Along came the fourth inning, when he let up a two-run and solo home run, followed by the fifth inning when a he served up a three-run shot to put the Blue Jays up 6-0, effectively ending the southpaw's day. After not allowing a home run in any of his previous five outings, the 26-year-old let up three in two innings Tuesday, and he now has a 13 HR/FB %. A 3.67 FIP hints that the 5.43 ERA is due for some positive regression, so it's possible he's pitching better than his last two outings show. He has given a glimpse of his ability this year, but after these past two performances, he is a hold going into a Sunday matchup with the Houston Astros.

    From RotoBaller

    Raisel Iglesias May 22 8:10am ET

    Cincinnati Reds closer Raisel Iglesias pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday to preserve a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Iglesias worked around one hit to pick up his 10th save in 12 chances. The fireballer got off to a rough start this season but has turned it around of late, having allowed just three runs over 9 2/3 innings in the month of May. Iglesias has as much strikeout upside as any closer in the league and could become an elite fantasy closer if the Reds start giving him more save chances.

    From RotoBaller

    Sonny Gray May 22 7:20am ET

    Cincinnati Reds right-hander Sonny Gray pitched well in his Thursday start against the Milwaukee Brewers. Gray spun six shutout innings, striking out nine and walking four. He picked up his first win of the season in the contest, improving his record to 1-4 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 57 strikeouts in 50 innings of work. Gray has shown great improvement on the mound this season, it just hasn't shown up in his record. He is owned in just 33% of Yahoo leagues and is worth a look in deeper leagues if you need to add a quality starting pitcher. He will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in his next start.

    From RotoBaller

    Michael Pineda May 22 7:10am ET

    Minnesota Twins right-hander Michael Pineda turned in a quality start against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Pineda allowed three runs in six innings of work, striking out three and walking two. He improved his record to 4-4 with a 5.43 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 44 strikeouts in 53 innings of work. Pineda has struggled to keep the ball in the yard this season, as he's allowing 2.38 homers per nine innings. He also hasn't shown enough strikeout upside to be considered a safe fantasy option. At this point of the season, he needs to be treated as just a streamer in plus matchups. He will take on the Milwaukee Brewers next.

    From RotoBaller

    Marwin Gonzalez May 22 6:30am ET

    Minnesota Twins utility man Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs, and three RBI in an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. Gonzalez has been red-hot at the plate lately, hitting .367 with three homers, 13 runs, and nine RBI over his past 15 games. His hot hitting recently got him promoted to the No. 3 spot in the lineup. With the way the Twins have been hitting the ball this season, Gonzalez has the chance to pile up the counting stats going forward. He is still available in 39% of Yahoo leagues and is worth a waiver add wherever he's available.

    From RotoBaller

    Lance Lynn May 22 3:18am ET

    Rangers' SP Lance Lynn recorded 11 strikeouts in 7 innings with the win in a 5-3 win over the Mariners on Tuesday, May. 21.

    Rowdy Tellez May 22 2:48am ET

    Toronto's 1B Rowdy Tellez had five RBIs going 2-for-5 with two home runs in a 10-3 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday, May. 21.

    Clint Frazier May 22 2:47am ET

    Yankees' DH Clint Frazier had five RBIs going 2-for-4 with two home runs in a 11-4 win over Baltimore on Tuesday, May. 21.

    Justin Verlander May 22 2:36am ET

    Astros' SP Justin Verlander recorded 12 strikeouts in 8 innings getting the win in a 5-1 win over the White Sox on Tuesday, May. 21.

    Kevan Smith May 22 2:20am ET

    Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith (head) is in the concussion protocol after leaving the game early on Tuesday with a foul tip to his mask, according to manager Brad Ausmus. There's a chance he'll need to go on the seven-day concussion injured list as a result. The 30-year-old is hitting a nice .290 on the season, but he has only 73 plate appearances and one homer in a backup role to Jonathan Lucroy. Smith has very little fantasy appeal.

    From RotoBaller

    Gio Gonzalez May 22 2:10am ET

    Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez gave up three runs on three hits and three walks over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Reds. Gonzalez pitched decent enough to win, but the Brewers failed to score a run and thus, he took the loss. Though he has yet to post a quality start, Gonzalez has been pretty mediocre all season and currently boasts a 2.39 ERA. That being said, Gonzalez doesn't offer a whole lot of upside and should mostly be left on the waiver wire.

    From RotoBaller

    George Springer May 22 1:43am ET

    Houston Astros OF George Springer (back) missed his second consecutive game Tuesday, May 21, due to ongoing stiffness in his back.

    Hanser Alberto May 22 1:40am ET

    Baltimore Orioles second/third baseman Hanser Alberto continued to be productive at the plate in Tuesday's 11-4 loss to the Yankees, going 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI. The 26-year-old has been solid at the plate for the O's this season, hitting .297 with three home runs, 12 RBI, and two stolen bases in 123 plate appearances. Alberto doesn't strike out much (11.4%) but also doesn't walk much (1.6%) or hit for much power (.390 slugging percentage). Given his empty batting average and the overall weak offense he hits in, Alberto is not fantasy relevant at this time.

    From RotoBaller

    Koji Uehara May 22 1:33am ET

    Former major-league RP Koji Uehara announced his retirement on Tuesday, May 21. Uehara last pitched in the majors in 2017.

    David Hess May 22 1:30am ET

    Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher David Hess turned in an ugly outing in Tuesday's 11-4 blowout to the Yankees. Hess pitched five innings, allowing nine earned runs on eight hits (including three home runs) and four walks with five strikeouts. The 25-year-old started the season strong but has gone downhill since and now owns a bloated 6.75 ERA with 38 strikeouts and 18 walks in 45 1/3 IP. Hess should not be owned anywhere at this point. He is slated to make his next start against the Rockies in Colorado and it is very possible he could put up a similarly ugly outing.

    From RotoBaller

    Jon Berti May 22 1:23am ET

    Updating a previous report, Miami Marlins INF/OF Jonathan Berti (oblique) was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Sunday, May 19.

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