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Hyun-Jin Ryu received a no-decision despite an excellent outing on Sunday versus the Red Sox, allowing just two runs on eight hits over seven innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Ryu struck out six and walked just one as the Dodgers went on to win in extras. It's the continuation of a truly fantastic season for Ryu, who is now 10-2 with a 1.78 ERA through 18 starts. The veteran lefty will remain an elite fantasy starter next time out versus the lowly Marlins.


Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Padres. The steal was his 14th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Acuna continues to be a five-category contributor for fantasy owners as he has been putting together an MVP-caliber season through the first half of the season for the Braves.


Marlins outfielder Garrett Cooper went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Mets. The homer was his 10th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cooper has now homered in three of his last four games for the Marlins as he continues to stay hot at the plate.


Mets utilityman Jeff McNeil went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his eighth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: McNeil continues to have an incredible season for the Mets as he is now hitting .349 with eight home runs, 44 runs scored, 38 RBIs, and four stolen bases.


Robinson Cano homers again Sunday

Mon, Jul 15th 10:11am EDT
By Mike Maher

Mets second baseman Robinson Cano went 4-for-5 with a solo home run, a double, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Marlins. The homer was his second in as many days and his sixth of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Cano commented recently that being hit by pitches on the hands so often this year had sapped some of his power from him, and it's possible that he is finally healthy and turning a corner for the Mets. He is a hard player to trust after how rocky his first few months were, but he is available in nearly 50% of leagues and could be ready to go on a hot streak for fantasy owners.


Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in Sunday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 11th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Realmuto has been red-hot since before the All-Star break and is now hitting .275 with 11 home runs, 56 runs scored, 44 RBIs, and four stolen bases.


Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Nationals. The homer was his 15th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Franco's homer in the bottom of the ninth inning was a no-doubter to send the Phillies home with a walk-off win. He has had an inconsistent season and began to lose playing time at third base for a period of time, but with Scott Kingery manning center field regularly he has been back in the lineup and has been hot since right before the All-Star break.


Braves reliever A.J. Minter allowed one hit over one scoreless inning to earn his fifth save of the season in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Minter got Sunday's save opportunity because Luke Jackson was unavailable after pitching the previous two days, and he remains the top candidate for save opportunities in Atlanta on days when Jackson is unavailable.


Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Padres. The homer was his 24th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: While he had slowed down a bit over the last two weeks for the Braves, Freeman is still having the best season of his career and is now hitting .302 with 24 home runs, 71 runs scored, 71 RBIs, and three stolen bases.


Braves starter Mike Soroka tossed seven shutout innings in Sunday’s win over the San Diego Padres, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out a career-high nine batters. The win brings him to 10-1 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Soroka had been regressing a bit over the last month after getting off to an incredible start to the season, but he bounced back in a big way with a dominating performance on Sunday. While he will not likely pitch like the sub-2.00 ERA he was for the first couple of months of the season, he should still be a solid fantasy contributor while pitching for a good Braves team for the rest of the season.


Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara allowed four earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings in a loss to the New York Mets on Sunday. The loss drops him to 4-9 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Alcantara has now lost three starts in a row while allowing 12 earned runs over 17 2/3 innings over that span. He will try to turn things around when he takes a 3.94 ERA and 1.43 WHIP into his next start against the white-hot Dodgers in Los Angeles.


Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed one earned run on six hits and three walks while striking out six over five innings in Sunday’s win over the Miami Marlins. The win brings him to 5-7 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: While deGrom allowed nine baserunners and lasted only five innings, he earned his first win in almost a month on Sunday. Despite six walks over his last 12 innings, deGrom still has an excellent 1.12 WHIP and 3.21 ERA to go with 144 strikeouts over 115 innings. His next start is scheduled to come against the Giants in San Francisco.


Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez allowed three earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over six innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez has now thrown three quality starts in a row and five in his last six starts, although he has struck out just four batters over his last 10 innings. He continues to pitch well for the Nationals and will now take a 3.71 ERA into his next start against the Braves in Atlanta.


Phillies starter Jake Arrieta allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Arrieta fared well despite pitching through a bone spur in his elbow, an injury that was revealed earlier in the week. He will now take a 4.54 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and 87 strikeouts over 113 innings into his next start against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, but those numbers combined with the injury he is attempting to pitch through make him a volatile fantasy gamble for the rest of the season.


Eric Sogard went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Sunday as the Blue Jays lost to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Sogard continues to have a strong season at the plate. The veteran infielder is now hitting ..296 with 10 home runs and 27 RBI over 64 games this season. Sogard should be owned in deeper fantasy leagues and AL-only formats.


Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Meadows has been a pleasant surprise for the Rays and fantasy owners this season. The 24-year-old outfielder is hitting .292 with 12 home runs, 42 RBI, 36 runs scored and eight stolen bases. Meadows should be owned in all fantasy leagues.


Gio Urshela went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Urshela has been a nice surprise for the Yankees as he has filled in nicely for Miguel Andujar, who is out for the season at third base. Urshela is hitting .302 with seven homers and 41 RBI over 74 games.


Andrew Benintendi went 1-for-6 with an RBI as the Red Sox lost to the Dodgers on Sunday night by a 7-4 score.

Fantasy Impact: Benintendi has been one of the bigger disappointments for fantasy owners this season. The 25-year-old outfielder is hitting .268 with seven home runs, 38 RBI, 42 runs and nine stolen bases. This may be a good time to buy low on Benintendi as he could break out in the second half.


Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with a solo home run on Sunday as the Red Sox lost to the Dodgers by a 7-4 score.

Fantasy Impact: Bogaerts has hit a homer in all three games he has played since the All-Star break. The 26-year-old shortstop is having a strong year at the plate and is hitting .301 with a .389 on-base percentage, 20 home runs and 71 RBI in 345 at-bats this season.


J.D. Martinez went 2-for-6 with a solo home run as the Red Sox lost to the Dodgers on Sunday night by a 7-4 score.

Fantasy Impact: Martinez is now hitting .297 with a .368 on-base percentage, 19 home runs, 49 RBI and 53 runs scored on the season. The veteran slugger should be owned in all fantasy leagues.