Paul DeJong hit his third home run of the season in the second inning off Colin Rae to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead over the Cubs. He finished the game 1-3 with the home run and a strikeout. The Cardinals won 5-1 and are now 16-15 on the season and in sole possession of second place in the NL Central.
DeJong is slashing .300/.359/.486 with three home runs and one stolen base in 70 at-bats for the Cardinals this season. His batting average is fueled by a .378 BABIP which is .082 points higher than his career average .296 BABIP. Still, DeJong remains a fantasy relevant shortstop on a team that still has 29 games to play when most other teams have 19-21 games remaining. Owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues who need help at shortstop can at least consider picking up Paul DeJong.