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Mitch Haniger went 1-for-5 with one RBI and one strikeout in the Mariners 6-5 extra-inning win Saturday over Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: It was his first hit of the night, but arguably the biggest one of the game as he served the first pitch he saw into left field that scored J.P. Crawford to win the game for the Mariners.


J.P. Crawford went 1-for-5 with four RBIs, two runs and one strikeout in the Mariners 6-5 extra-inning win Saturday over Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: After Seattle loaded the bases with nobody out, Jake Fraley and Shed Long Jr. both struck out but Crawford was able to save the day with a grand slam to cap off a five-run second inning by the Mariners. He later scored the winning run on a walk-off single by Mitch Haniger.


Kendall Graveman blew the save Saturday, allowing a solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning on Saturday against Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Graveman had not looked like himself in his appearances since returning from the COVID list. He came one out away from earning the save Saturday night, but a solo home run hit by Brandon Lowe ended that hope.


Logan Gilbert took the no-decision Saturday against Tampa Bay, allowing four runs on six hits over 5.2 innings with seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: The Mariners gave Gilbert a lot of run support in this game with a grand slam hit by J.P. Crawford in the second inning. He would have earned the win had Kendall Graveman not served up a solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning to tie the game.


Matt Olson went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the Athletics 7-5 loss Saturday against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Olson picked up three singles, the biggest one being a two-run single with the bases loaded in the fifth inning.


Matt Chapman went 1-for-5 one RBI, one run and four strikeouts in the Athletics 7-5 loss Saturday against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman salvaged an otherwise disastrous night with a solo home run. He struck out in his other four at-bats.


Mark Canha went 1-for-4 with two runs and one walk in the Athletics 7-5 loss Saturday against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Canha scored one run in the fifth inning after hitting a single and scoring on a two-run single hit by Matt Olson. He later drew a walk and scored on a single hit by Ramon Laureano in the ninth inning.


Chris Bassitt took the no-decision Saturday against the Yankees, allowing two runs on six hits over six innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees got to Bassitt for one run in the fourth and one run in the sixth inning, but he was completely dominant otherwise posting another quality start.


Victor Robles went hitless in one at-bat with two walks in game one. Then Robles went 1-for-3 with one strikeout in game two.

Fantasy Impact: Robles hasn't hit a single home run this entire season. However, he has provided a solid .345 OBP, which is higher than his .315 SLG. At this point, Robles is showing a Myles Straw-type profile, which isn't what we signed up for.


In Saturday's 6-2 win, Starlin Castro hit his 12th double with his 24th RBI in the second game of the doubleheader. Castro went 1-for-3 with one run scored, one RBI, and one strikeout. This came after going hitless in two at-bats with one walk in the first game.

Fantasy Impact: Castro has been dreadful in June with a .182 batting average and .465 OPS compared to a .255 batting average and .660 OPS in May. He is cuttable in 15-team leagues for players like Luis Urías or J.P. Crawford.


Brad Hand recorded one out and earned his 14th save of the season. Hand threw one pitch to elicit a ground ball to finish the second game of the doubleheader.

Fantasy Impact: This was Hand's second game this season where he only recorded one out to record the save. Hand hasn't allowed an earned run in seven straight games.


In Saturday's 6-2 win against the Mets, Jon Lester tossed a quality start and earned the win. He allowed seven hits, two earned runs, and zero walks with six strikeouts in six innings.

Fantasy Impact: This was Lester's first quality start since May 12 and he lowered his ERA below 4.00 to 3.96 on the season. After a rough May where Lester had a 5.92 ERA and 1.48 WHIP, Lester pitched better so far in June with a 2.61 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. However, it's difficult to imagine Lester sustaining success with the high WHIP.


Josh Bell hit his 11th double of the season on Saturday during the second game of the doubleheader. Bell went 1-for-3 with one strikeout in Game 2. Meanwhile, Bell went hitless in three at-bats with one walk.

Fantasy Impact: Bell boasts a similar line to what he produced in May so far in June. This month, Bell has a .267 batting average and .851 OPS compared to a .264 batting average and .795 OPS in May. However, the season-long line of .222/.286/.427 with only nine home runs doesn't look that great. Hopefully, Bell's power increases in the coming weeks.


Juan Soto went 1-for-2 with one RBI, two walks, and one strikeout during the first game. Then in the second game of their doubleheader, Soto went 2-for-3.

Fantasy Impact: Soto has a hit in six out of the past seven games. He showed his elite on-base skills on Saturday to raise his OBP to .425 in June and .404 on the season.


Trea Turner totaled five hits in both games on Saturday. In the first game, Turner went 3-for-4 with one run and one strikeout. Then in Game 2, Turner went 2-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Turner raised his batting average to .338 with a .818 OPS in June. He continues to prove he is one of the most consistent hitters in baseball this season.


Kyle Schwarber went hitless in four at-bats in Game 1 of the doubleheader. He also struck out twice. Then in Game 2, Schwarber hit two home runs with two runs and four RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Schwarber's five-game hit streak ended in Game 1, but the entire Nationals offense struggled with only four hits total for the entire team. In the second game of the doubleheader, Schwarber crushed two home runs to take his total in June to six home runs this month. Schwarber is heating up and fantasy managers should keep on riding the power hitter.


In the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets, Josh Harrison stole his third base of the season. Harrison went hitless in three at-bats with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Harrison is hitting .204 with a .576 OPS in June compared to a .265 batting average and .721 OPS on the season. Unfortunately, Harrison isn't fantasy-relevant at this time outside of NL-only leagues.


Austin Voth threw one scoreless inning in Game 1 of the doubleheader. Voth allowed one hit with one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Voth has pitched well this season primarily out of the bullpen with a 2.64 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 25% strikeout rate, and 8.6% walk rate. Keep an eye on Voth if receives any spot starts given the improved results as a reliever.


Kansas City Royals outfielder Michael A. Taylor went 1-for-4 during Saturday’s 7-1 loss to the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Taylor singled off Martin Perez in the bottom of the fifth inning and has now recorded a hit in three straight games. The 30-year-old is slashing .233/.286/.338 with five home runs, 22 RBI, 26 runs scored, and four stolen bases across 227 plate appearances in 2021. Taylor has been ice cold in his last seven games, hitting .148 with 10 strikeouts. The Royals outfielder is mainly a stash in deep-league formats.


Rangers designated hitter Willie Calhoun went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Twins. He also stranded a pair of baserunners in the effort.

Fantasy Impact: Calhoun is slashing .243/.313/.381 with five homers and 18 RBI. He has also amassed 18 walks and 26 strikeouts. The 26-year-old has hit an impressive .287 during home games this year so the Rangers surely hope he can find that trend again.