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Fantasy Baseball Daily Opener: Nestor Cortes Jr., Josh Naylor, Shohei Ohtani (5/10)

by Mike Maher | @mikeMaher | Featured Writer
May 10, 2022

Greetings, friends. We’re back for another baseball season. More importantly, we have a fun new series this year.

Welcome to the Daily Opener.

Every morning, I’ll be with you to recap the previous day of baseball and talk about what stood out to me. We’ll find fun stats. We’ll lament some injuries. We’ll take a peek at the day ahead. And we’ll have a few laughs.

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Top Stories

  • NYY: Nestor Cortes flirts with no-no, strikes out 11 over 7.1 scoreless innings in win over Rangers
  • SF: Carlos Rodon whiffs 12 over six in victory over Rockies
  • PHI: Ranger Suarez hurls six scoreless innings against Seattle
  • PHI: Nick Castellanos doubles twice, drives in three vs. SEA
  • LAA: Mike Trout homers, drives in three in rout of Rays
  • LAA: Shohei Ohtani homers twice, hits grand slam in blowout
    • 1st career Grand Slam for Ohtani


Rub Some Dirt On It (Injuries)

  • CHC: Seiya Suzuki removed with ankle soreness
  • TBR: Manuel Margot departs with sore hamstring
  • KCR: Edward Olivares is out with a quad injury and is expected to miss around six weeks
  • NYM: Jacob deGrom has been moved to the 60-day IL but isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break, anyway
  • MIN: Carlos Correa is expected to land on the IL
  • MIN: Surgery is “on the table” for Twins starter Chris Paddack, who is dealing with right elbow inflammation

Studs and Duds

Here are some of the best and worst performances from yesterday.

Studs (Pitchers)

  • Nestor Cortes – 7.1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 4 BB, 11 K
  • Ranger Suarez – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 BB, 7 K in win over Mariners (3-1, 3.68 ERA)
  • Tyler Wells – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 3 K in win over Royals (1-2, 3.75 ERA)
  • Julio Urias – 6 IP, 2 ER, 11 H, 0 BB, 4 K in loss to Pirates (2-2, 2.10 ERA)
  • Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 4 BB, 5 K in win over Dodgers (1-1, 2.70 ERA)
  • Paul Blackburn – 6.2 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 0 BB, 3 K in win over Tigers (4-0, 1.74 ERA)
    • Sell high.
  • Michael Kopech – 6 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 7 K in no-decision vs. Guardians (0.93 ERA)
  • Noah Syndergaard – 5.1 IP, 1 ER, 7 H, 1 BB, 7 K in win over Rays (3-1, 2.45 ERA)
  • Kyle Hendricks – 8.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 7 K in win over Padres (2-3, 4.38 ERA)
  • Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 12 K in win over Rockies (4-1, 1.80 ERA)

Studs (Hitters)

Duds (Pitchers)

  • Chris Flexen – 5 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, 1 BB, 5 K in loss to Phillies (1-5, 4.24 ERA)
  • Carlos Hernandez – 4.2 IP, 6 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 2 K in loss to Orioles
  • Brandon Woodruff – 4.1 IP, 5 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 6 K in loss to Reds (3-2, 5.97 ERA)
    • Are we buying low on Woodruff?
  • Austin Gomber – 5.1 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K in loss to Giants (2-3, 4.36 ERA)

Duds (Hitters)

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Here is every player who hit a home run yesterday:

Shohei Ohtani (x2)
Josh Naylor (x2)
Colin Moran
Randy Arozarena
Jack Suwinski
Michael Perez
Tony Kemp
Garrett Cooper
Edwin Rios
Jared Walsh
Kyle Farmer
Ketel Marte
Brandon Drury
Omar Narvaez
Andres Gimenez
AJ Pollock
Gavin Sheets
Rhys Hoskins
Jean Segura
Mike Trout
Mauricio Dubon


Here is every player who stole a base yesterday:

Jace Peterson (x2)
Manuel Margot (x2)
Kevin Kiermaier
Brad Miller
Bobby Witt
Luis Gonzalez
Thairo Estrada
Kolten Wong
Jorge Mateo
Steven Kwan
Jason Heyward
Daulton Varsho
Tommy Pham
Ke’Bryan Hayes
Bryce Harper

Arm Barn Report

Here is every player who recorded a save yesterday:

Trevor Stephan
Mark Melancon
Aroldis Chapman
Dany Jimenez

Jorge Lopez placed on Bereavement List

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Mike Maher is an editor and content manager at FantasyPros and BettingPros. For more from Mike, check out his archive, follow him on Twitter @MikeMaher, and visit his Philadelphia Eagles blog, The Birds Blitz.


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