Fantasy Baseball News

Game Recaps

Kyle Freeland fell to 2-6 on Saturday versus the Orioles, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits over just four innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Freeland struck out two and walked one. He now has a 6.71 ERA on the year and simply can't be trusted in fantasy these days. The 26-year-old lefty draws the Diamondbacks at home next time out.

Hyun-Jin Ryu improved to 7-1 on Saturday in Pittsburgh, giving up two runs on 10 hits over six innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: This wasn't Ryu's best start of the season by any means but he remained effective. Ryu struck out just three but didn't walk anyone. The lefty has been fantasy gold this season and has now thrown six straight quality starts. He'll carry an elite 1.65 ERA into his next start versus the Mets.

Taylor Clarke improved to 1-1 on Saturday in San Francisco, throwing 6 1/3 innings of three-run ball while giving up six hits.

Fantasy Impact: Clarke walked three and struck out our as the D'Backs won 10-4. The 26-year-old now has a 2.93 ERA through three appearances with Arizona and has seemingly earned another start, though that will come this week in Coors Field.

Mets starter Jason Vargas allowed one earned run on five hits and three walks while striking out three in a no-decision against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Vargas allowed eight baserunners over his five innings of work but managed to limit the damage in his first start back from the injured list. His next start will come against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Greg Holland struck out two and allowed two hits in an inning of work in the D'Backs' 10-4 win over the Giants on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Holland closed out the game for Arizona, though it obviously wasn't a save situation for the veteran closer. He now owns a 1.59 ERA on the season and remains a top-15 closer in fantasy moving forward.

Andrew Suarez took the loss on Saturday versus Arizona, giving up nine runs (seven earned) on nine hits in just four innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Suarez struck out two and walked three as the Giants went on to lose 10-4. He now has a 9.00 ERA for the season and isn't a fantasy option moving forward.

Wil Myers went 2-for-2 with two homers, three walks, four RBI, and four runs scored in the Padres' 19-4 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The entire Padres offense came out hot in this one. Myers had been struggling lately before this one so hopefully fantasy owners still had him in their lineup. He has been hitting seventh lately so will need some more big games to move back up in the order.

Cal Quantrill picked up his first win on Saturday in Toronto, striking out nine while throwing six innings of three-run ball.

Fantasy Impact: Quantrill allowed just two hits and walked two en route to a 19-4 Padres win. This was Quantrill's best start of his big league career, and he has suddenly entered the group of streaming options for next week when he takes on the Marlins.

Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara allowed four earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two over five innings in Saturday's loss to the Washington Nationals. The loss drops him to 2-5 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The loss for Alcantara on Saturday came on the heels of a shutout against the Mets as the young righty continues to be up-and-down for the rebuilding Marlins. He will take a 4.50 ERA into his next start against the San Francisco Giants at home.

Nationals starter Patrick Corbin tossed a four-hit shutout in Saturday's win over the Miami Marlins, allowing one walk while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: While the strikeouts were lower than we have come to expect from Corbin, no one is going to complain about a four-hit shutout. The lefty now has a 2.85 ERA and 81 strikeouts over 72 2/3 innings on the season and will take on the Reds in Cincinnati in his next start.

Justin Smoak went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run homer in Saturday's 19-4 loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Smoak had been in a major slump but looks to be breaking out of it. The veteran slugger has now homered in three of his last four games. Smoak is not a must-own in fantasy but owners in deeper leagues should grab him if he is on the waiver wire as he could be heating up.

Edwin Jackson (0-2) took the loss Saturday as the Blue Jays were routed 19-4 by the Padres, surrendering seven runs on seven hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson also gave up three home runs. The veteran starter is not off to a good start with the Blue Jays having given up 14 earned runs over 14 innings pitched in his first three appearances with the team. Jackson should be left on the waiver wire by fantasy owners.

Ji-Man Choi went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in the Rays' victory on Saturday over the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Choi has had an underwhelming season at the plate so far. On the year the 28-year-old first baseman is hitting .264 with four home runs and 16 RBI over 39 games. Choi can be left on the waiver wire.

Tommy Pham went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer on Saturday in the Rays' victory over the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Pham is now hitting .290 with a strong .398 on-base percentage with eight home runs, 24 RBI, 22 runs and six stolen bases over 48 games. Pham should be owned in all fantasy leagues.

Brandon Lowe went 2-for-3 with a home run, double and two RBI on Saturday in the Rays' win over the Indians by a 6-2 score.

Fantasy Impact: Lowe has been a pleasant surprise for the Rays this season as he has taken control of the second base position. The 24-year-old infielder is hitting .287 with 11 home runs, 30 RBI, 28 runs scored and three stolen bases. Lowe should be grabbed in all 12 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

Charlie Morton struck out 10 and allowed just one run on three hits over six innings in the Rays’ 6-2 victory over the Indians on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Morton had a nice bounce back after a subpar outing in his last start against the Yankees. On the season the veteran righty is now 5-0 with a 2.54 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 77 strikeouts over 60 1/3 innings. Morton is scheduled to face the Twins on Thursday.

Cameron Maybin went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a walk as the Yankees won by a 6-5 score in the second game of a doubleheader against the Royals on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Since being picked up in April, Maybin is hitting .254 with one home run, 11 runs scored and three stolen bases. The veteran outfielder will be relegated to the bench once all the Yankee outfielders get healthy but for now, is worth owning in deep AL-only formats.

Clint Frazier went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a pair of walks and runs scored in the Yankees’ win over the Royals in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The steal was the first of the season for Frazier. The 24-year-old outfielder is now hitting .262 with nine home runs, 26 RBI and 19 runs scored. Frazier should be owned in 12 team leagues and deeper.

Aroldis Chapman allowed one unearned run on a walk but earned the save in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Royals while recording one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: This wasn't the cleanest save but overall Chapman has had a great start to the season. The veteran reliever now has a 1.74 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 32:6 K:BB through 20 2/3 innings and has converted 14-of-15 save chances this year.

Christian Vazquez went 1-for-4 and drove in two runs as the Red Sox lost to the Astros by a 4-3 score on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Vazquez has always been known as a great defensive catcher but this year is getting it done with his bat too. The 28-year-old catcher is hitting .299 with seven home runs, 19 RBI and 18 runs scored. If fantasy owners need a catcher and Vazquez is on the wire he should be scooped up.