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Fantasy Baseball Daily Opener: Trevor Story, Max Scherzer, Nolan Gorman (5/20)

by Mike Maher | @mikeMaher | Featured Writer
May 20, 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.

Have questions or just want to talk baseball? Feel free to reach out on Twitter @mikeMaher with questions or feedback anytime.

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Top Stories

  • NYM: Max Scherzer out for 6-8 weeks with an oblique injury
  • BOS: Trevor Story hits 3 HR, 7 RBI, 1 SB
    • First second baseman in MLB history with 3 HR and a SB in the same game
  • HOU: Framber Valdez whiffs seven in win over Rangers
  • ARZ: Zac Gallen completes five frames in win over Cubs
  • BOS: Trevor Story crushes three homers versus Mariners
  • SEA: Julio Rodriguez has three hits, homer in M’s loss
  • MLB: Rangers release veteran infielder Matt Carpenter


Happy Nolan Gorman Day to all who celebrate (and Matthew Liberatore is scheduled to start for the Cardinals tomorrow).

Rub Some Dirt On It (Injuries)

  • STL: Tyler O’Neill (shoulder) officially heads to 15-day IL
  • TB: Shane Baz (elbow) strikes out five over 2 1/3 in rehab

Studs and Duds

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

Studs (Pitchers)

Studs (Hitters)

Duds (Pitchers)

Duds (Hitters)

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Here is every player who hit a home run yesterday:

Trevor Story (x3)
Julio Rodriguez
Juan Yepez
Robinson Chirinos
Luis Robert
Anthony Santander
Pete Alonso
Paul Goldschmidt
Hunter Dozier
Tyler Naquin
Daulton Varsho
Giancarlo Stanton
Dylan Moore


Here is every player who stole a base yesterday:

Harrison Bader (x2)
Tim Anderson (x2)
Trevor Story
Pete Alonso
Luis Guillorme
Kyle Isbel
Marcus Semien
Jorge Mateo
Francisco Lindor
Amed Rosario
Jose Siri
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Josh Rojas
Kyle Tucker
Jeremy Pena
Christopher Morel

Arm Barn Report

Here is every player who recorded a save yesterday:

Taylor Rogers
Mark Melancon
Liam Hendriks
Tony Santillan

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Today’s Starting Lineup

  • Fridays are fun this year if you are in the very specific demographic that does not have but DOES have ESPN+ and Apple TV+ because you get at least three games every Friday. This week, both of those people get:
  • Of course, everyone should be watching that Cardinals game for Nolan Gorman‘s debut.
  • Early game today is Diamondbacks vs. Cubs at 2:20 p.m. ET.

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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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