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Victor Martinez went 0 for 3 on Thursday, dropping his average for the season to .241. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Martinez has just not been good this year. With his eligibility limited to just first base and designated hitter, he is tough to roster at this point. He looks done, and owners probably have better options available on the waiver wire.

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Randy Wolf pitched his second quality start in as many attempts on Thursday, pitching seven innings of one-run ball. In two starts this season, he is sporting a 2.57 ERA. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: It may only be a matter of time before offenses figure out Wolf and start to hit the soft-tosser, but he has a good chance to rack up a few wins to close out the season. He will look to continue his successful comeback against the Royals next Wednesday.

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Nick Castellanos went 0 for 3 on Thursday with two strikeouts. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Castellanos had actually performed reasonably well this week before this goose egg, hitting his 15th home run on Wednesday. With so many capable third basemen in front of him, he's a middling option at best going forward.

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Trayce Thompson went 2-for-4, with two doubles in the White Sox 4-2 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Trayce Thompson now has 14 hits, in his first 27 at bats in the majors. He has two home runs, a triple and four doubles and is slugging an even 1.000. It's a small sample size, but the White Sox have to be impressed by the young out fielder.

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Carlos Rodon was solid on Wednesday night. He went 6.0 innings, giving up two earned runs, while striking out 5. Rodon ran his mark to 6-5, leading the White Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: After struggling with control problems early in the year. Rodon has finally started to harness his vast ability. Over his last four starts, he has a 1.61 ERA with 29 strike outs over 28.0 innings. Opponents are hitting just a meger .177 against him during that stretch. If Rodon is facing a struggling offense, he has now reached must start status.

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Josh Phegley went 0-for-1 with a strikeout as the A's lose to the Mariners by the score of 8-2 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Phegley still isn't an option to go with in any fantasy league.

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Mark Canha fails to collect a hit

Fri, Aug 28th 2:03am EDT
By CD Hill


In Oakland's 8-2 loss to Seattle on Wednesday, Mark Canha went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Canha had a nice stretch there where we was considered as a temporary fill-in starter in many fantasy leagues, but he has slowed down a bit at the plate of late and is now only a viable option in deep fantasy leagues.

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Adam Eaton had a perfect night at the dish on Wednesday night. He collected three hits, was hit by a pitch and scored three runs, pacing the White Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Adam Eaton is now hitting .313 with a .412 OBP since the all-star break. He has recovered nicely, from a poor start to the season. Eaton can be trusted moving forward.

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As the A's lost to the Mariners by the score of 8-2, Billy Butler went 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Billy Butler should still be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

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Logan Forsythe went 2-for-4 with a home run, double, and two runs scored as the Rays gained some ground in the Wild Card race and edged the Twins 5-4 Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: The home run was of the solo variety, launching a Tommy Milone offering to left-center to give the Rays a 2-0 lead in the first. Forsythe has been a revelation with increased playing time this season, producing a solid .278/.357/.437 line with 15 home runs, 53 RBI, and nine stolen bases in 439 at-bats.

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Marcus Semien went 0-for-3 in Oakland's 8-2 loss to Seattle on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Semien still isn't a viable option at starting middle infield positions in most fantasy leagues, but if you're desperate, he is a doable option to go with at starting middle infield positions in deep fantasy leagues.

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In Oakland's 8-2 loss to Seattle on Wednesday, Josh Reddick went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Reddick's fantasy value continues to slowly plummet as the season progresses. If you cannot find a better option to go with in your starting outfield or utility/flex positions, he is an option to consider going with, but only if he is facing an average to below average right-handed starting pitcher.

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In Oakland's 8-2 loss to Seattle, Stephen Vogt goes 0-for-3 at the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Vogt was a suggested start at the catcher position in all fantasy leagues earlier in the year. He is now only a suggested start at the catcher position in all deep fantasy leagues.

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Delino DeShields went 2-for-2, scored twice and walked three times in the Rangers 4-1 win over Toronto Thursday. DeShields big hit came with the Rangers holding a 1-0 lead in the seventh, when with two on, DeShields single was misplayed by Jose Bautista. DeShields showed off his blazing speed as he raced around the bases to give the Rangers the 4-0 lead.

Fantasy Impact: DeShields has been a real sparkplug for Texas since being moved into the leadoff spot. He could be a breakout star in the very near future.

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Shawn Tolleson picks up the save

Fri, Aug 28th 1:08am EDT
By Mitch Cox


Shawn Tolleson got a bit of redemption against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday night as he earned his 26th save of the season to preserve the Rangers 4-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Tolleson did not have such luck against the Jays in game one of the series, so it's nice to see him bounce back tonight. He allowed just one hit in the inning of work to record his 26th save in 28 opportunities.

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In Oakland's 8-2 loss to Seattle, Billy Burns went 1-for-4 (his only hit was a home run) with one run scored and one run batted in.

Fantasy Impact: Burns is still a viable option to plug into your fantasy lineup if you need additional stolen bases and a batter who will help keep your team batting average up.

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The Texas Rangers needed Yovani Gallardo to come up big to avoid being swept at home by the red-hot Toronto Blue Jays, and the veteran did just that, allowing only three hits over 5.1 innings in the Rangers 4-1 win Thursday. Gallardo threw 101 pitches in that short span of innings, walking three and striking out two in seeing his record improve to 11-9.

Fantasy Impact: Gallardo was once again effectively wild. Throwing 101 pitches in just over five innings is usually a recipe for disaster, but Gallardo was able to temper a fearsome Blue Jays lineup. It was another outstanding start in the month of August for Gallardo.

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Alonso went 1-for-3 with a walk. He also drove in a run.

Fantasy Impact: He is a solid real life player but his lack of counting stats at position where fantasy owners tend to get production from makes him less valuable in the fantasy realm.

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Solarte went 0-for-3 but managed a sacrifice fly to get a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: It was another game where Solarte found a way to produce something for his owners. He is a sneaky play in the middle infield in deeper leagues.

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Spangenberg went 1-for-3 with a walk. He scored the only two runs of the game for San Diego.

Fantasy Impact: I enjoy the nostalgia of writing an update on Corey. He had a very nice run early in my learning to do the Pares coverage so I wrote about him far more than most people would suspect given his overall numbers. He is not a very good fantasy asset though outside deep leagues.

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