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Ronald Acuna, Jr. was named the Sporting News Rookie of the Year Monday after establishing himself as a superstar in the 2018 campaign.

Fantasy Impact: He arrived in the majors on April 25th and missed additional time (nearly a month) with a knee injury but produced a .293 average, .366 on-base percentage, 26 home runs, a .917 OPS and 4.1 bWAR. His elite combination of power, on-base ability, speed, and defense made him an obvious standout among his peers, who overwhelmingly voted Acuña the 2018 Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year. In a September survey of National League players, Acuña received 72 percent of the vote for the rookie honor, far outpacing the rest of the NL rookie class.

Brock Holt made MLB history on Monday night in game three of the ALDS, becoming the first player to ever hit for the cycle in the postseason.

Fantasy Impact: Holt singled off Yankees' starter Luis Severino in the fourth, and tripled later off Lance Lynn as the Sox batted around in the frame. He then doubled in the top of the eighth and finally smoked a line drive homer to right in the ninth off of catcher-turned-pitcher Austin Romine. It was an incredible all around performance by Holt that will quite literally never be forgotten.

Pedro Strop says he will be back for the Wild Card game. He says that he will be ready. Joe Maddon, when asked, was non-committal in saying "I don't know that". (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Strop at this point is hard to recommend him for fantasy. It is unclear what type of role he will have when he does return, or whether the Cubs will even be in the playoffs after Tuesday.

Nats manager Dave Martinez said Max Scherzer will not start in Sunday's regular season finale versus the Rockies. (Source: Chelsea Janes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Washington's season has been over for a while, but Scherzer was going to pitch if the Rockies still had playoff implications on the line. The Nationals will instead start Erick Fedde. Scherzer finishes his 2018 campaign with a 2.53 ERA and 300 strikeouts in 220 2/3 innings pitched.