Javier Assad turned in a strong performance on Tuesday, allowing just one earned run on five hits and one walk over five innings of work against the Pirates.
The right-hander also racked up an impressive eight strikeouts, showcasing his ability to miss bats. With this outing, Assad lowered his season ERA to a solid 3.04, further solidifying his value as a reliable fantasy option. While his strikeout numbers may not be elite, Assad's ability to limit runs and generate strikeouts make him a valuable asset moving forward. Fantasy managers should feel confident deploying him in favorable matchups.