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Eduardo Rodriguez turned in a stellar performance on Sunday, allowing just one earned run on four hits and one walk over seven strong innings.

Fantasy Impact: The left-hander also recorded five strikeouts en route to his 13th win of the season. With a 3.30 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and an impressive 8.4 K/9 rate, Rodriguez has proven to be a reliable fantasy option throughout the year. His solid outing against the Guardians only solidifies his value for the upcoming season, making him a pitcher to target in fantasy drafts.

With this solid outing, Williamson continues to show promise as a reliable fantasy option, boasting a 4.46 ERA and 1.28 WHIP on the season.

Fantasy Impact: While his strikeout numbers may not be eye-popping, his 7.54 K/9 and 2.51 strikeout-to-walk ratio indicate that he can still provide value in that category. With a 5-5 record, Williamson's owners will be pleased with his ability to contribute to the win column as well. Overall, he remains a serviceable fantasy starter with the potential for more consistent success.

Tyler Stephenson had a productive outing in Friday's game against the Cardinals, going 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the lopsided score, Stephenson managed to make an impact at the plate, showcasing his power with a long ball and driving in two runs. This performance adds to his season totals of 13 home runs and 55 RBI, solidifying his role as a valuable contributor in the Reds' lineup. While his batting average sits at .245, Stephenson's ability to drive in runs makes him an intriguing fantasy option.

Christian Encarnacion-Strand had a productive night at the plate in Friday's game against the Cardinals, going 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The 23-year-old third baseman's performance helped fuel the Reds' dominant 19-2 victory. With this strong outing, Encarnacion-Strand continues to contribute to his team's offensive firepower. On the season, he has played 61 games and boasts a solid .274 batting average, 13 home runs, and 37 RBI. His ability to drive in runs and provide power makes him a valuable asset in fantasy baseball leagues.

Steer went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, one RBI, and one run scored, showcasing his power and ability to drive in runs.

Fantasy Impact: This performance adds to his solid season numbers, as he has shown consistent production with 23 home runs and 86 RBI in 155 games played. Steer's ability to contribute in multiple categories makes him a valuable asset for fantasy managers moving forward.

With a solid performance, India now has 17 home runs and 61 RBI on the season, showcasing his ability to contribute in both power and run production categories.

Fantasy Impact: While his batting average remains a concern at .244, his overall offensive production makes him a valuable fantasy asset moving forward. With 14 stolen bases and a respectable walk rate, India provides a well-rounded skillset that can help fantasy managers in multiple categories.

Jake Woodford allowed six hits, one walk, and seven earned runs in 1 2/3 innings pitched in a loss to the Reds Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Woodford has struggled this season, posting a 6.23 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, and 29 strikeouts in 15 games this season. The 26-year-old will look to turn in a better season in 2024.

Colin Rea turned in an impressive performance on Friday, striking out six batters over five scoreless innings against the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Despite allowing just two hits and not issuing any walks, Rea was unfortunately handed the loss as the Cubs fell to the Brewers by a score of 4-3. This outing lowers Rea's season ERA to 4.55 and improves his strikeout rate to 7.94 K/9.

Despite a solid 3.74 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season, his performance on Friday was lackluster, allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in just 4.1 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: With only 2 strikeouts, Hendricks' lack of dominance and inconsistent performances make him a potential risky fantasy option next season.

Ian Happ went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Brewers Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Happ currently has a .247 batting average, 21 home runs, 83 RBI, and 14 stolen bases so far this season. The veteran will remain a solid option heading into the 2024 season.

Jeimer Candelario went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Brewers Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Candelario currently has a .250 batting average, 22 home runs, 70 RBI, and eight stolen bases in 138 games this season. Despite the homer, the veteran has struggled over his last 15 games, posting a .093 batting average in his last 15 games.

Edward Olivares had a strong performance in Friday's game against the Yankees, contributing to the Royals' 12-5 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Olivares went 1-for-5 at the plate with a home run and 2 RBI. While his batting average for the season sits at .264, Olivares has been a consistent contributor with 11 home runs, 35 RBI, and 11 stolen bases in 105 games played.

Witt Jr. had a strong performance in Friday's game, going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: This performance adds to his solid season stats, which include 30 home runs and 96 RBI in 156 games played. Witt Jr. has shown impressive power and run production throughout the season, making him a valuable fantasy asset in multiple categories.

Jordan Lyles had a rough outing against the Yankees on Friday, surrendering five earned runs over six innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Despite earning the win, Lyles allowed four hits and one walk while only striking out four batters. This performance further highlights his struggles this season, as he now holds a disappointing 6.28 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. Fantasy managers should approach him with caution heading into next season.

Carlos Rodon allowed six hits, two walks, and eight earned runs without recording an out in Friday’s loss to Kansas City.

Fantasy Impact: Rodon continues to struggle in his first season in a Yankees’ uniform. The 30-year-old will finish the season with a 6.85 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 64 strikeouts in 14 games this season.

Josh Hader had a slightly bumpy outing in Friday's game against the White Sox, surrendering one earned run on one hit and one walk in his lone inning of work.

Fantasy Impact: Despite this, Hader's overall season performance remains impressive, with a stellar 1.30 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a remarkable 13.66 K/9 rate over 60 games. Hader is set to be a free agent before the 2024 season.

Martinez delivered an impressive outing against the White Sox, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out eight over five shutout innings.

Fantasy Impact: The right-hander showcased excellent command, throwing 76 pitches and not surrendering any earned runs. This performance further solidifies Martinez's fantasy value, as he now boasts a 3.43 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP on the season. The 33-year-old is subject to a club option for the 2024 season.

Yoan Moncada had a productive outing at the plate in Friday's game against the Padres, recording two hits, including a double and a home run, and driving in one run.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his efforts, the White Sox fell short, losing to the Padres by a final score of 3-2. This performance adds to Moncada's season-long stats, where he has played 91 games and maintained a .260 batting average with 11 home runs and 40 RBI. Moncada will need to remain healthy in 2024 to maintain solid fantasy value.

Cease recorded seven strikeouts over five innings, allowing just four hits and one earned run on 104 pitches, maintaining his strong strikeout rate of 10.8 K/9 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Although his 4.58 ERA and 1.42 WHIP remain a concern, Cease's ability to miss bats continues to make him a valuable fantasy asset moving forward into next season.

Lane Thomas had a solid performance in Friday's game against the Braves, contributing to the Nationals' 10-6 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas went 1-for-5 at the plate, driving in a run with a home run and scoring a run himself. While his overall season stats have been decent, with a .266 batting average, 28 home runs, and 20 stolen bases, this recent display of power adds to his fantasy value. Thomas has shown the ability to provide a combination of power and speed, making him a valuable asset in fantasy baseball leagues.