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Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings while allowing no runs on three hits walking one and striking out 6, earning his fifth win of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Wainwright has pitched well in May and has found his touch on his curveball. He looks like the Wainwright of old. He's now posting a 4.20 ERA on the year and has lowered his FIP to 3.41 and his xFIP to 4.05. Wainwright would be a solid contributor if your looking for starting pitching help.

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Mike Foltynewicz allowed seven hits and five runs (all earned) while walking one and striking out four over four innings Saturday night against the Giants. The Giants scored one more run over the next four and beat the Braves 6-3. With the loss, Folty's record falls to 3-5 on the year. He will pitch again on Friday against Bronson Arroyo and the Reds at Great American Park in Cincinnati.

Fantasy Impact: The Braves have been very patient with Folty because he has immense talent. But there is seemingly a disconnect somewhere as he has not demonstrated the ability to transition from a thrower to a pitcher. Until he can master that he has very limited fantasy value if any at all.

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Seung-Hwan Oh pitched an inning, giving up one hit and striking two out in the ninth inning against the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Oh recorded his 11th save in 13 chances this season against the Rockies Saturday night. Oh has raised his K/9 up to 8.25 and has lowered his BB/9 down to 3.75. Oh has a strong hold on the closer role and as long as he keeps having nights like Saturday, he should have no problem keeping it.

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Asdrubal Cabrera didn't look all that great on Saturday night. Cabrera went 0-for-5 and left three men on base.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera is now batting a measly .242 on the season. He is available in most leagues and should turn it around, eventually. For now, leave him on your short list of future pickups.

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Denard Span collected just one hit in four at-bats on Saturday night. Span had one RBI and left one man on base.

Fantasy Impact: Span has been mostly awful this season, but has shown some signs of getting back to his productive days in a Washington uniform. Don't pickup Span if you need depth on your season-long fantasy team. Look elsewhere.

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Lucas Duda looked good once again at the plate on Saturday night. Duda went 2-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Duda, since returning from the DL, has shown signs of life here and there. As of late, Duda is stringing together a few impressive offensive performances. Wait another series before you look to pickup Duda to see if this streak will last more than a week.

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Neil Walker batted cleanup for the Mets on Saturday night. Walker went 1-for-5 with 2 strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Walker has improved his offensive stat-line tremendously in the month of May. He is now batting .268 on the year and it seems to be climbing as of late.

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John Lackey went five inning allowing five runs. He gave up a combined 10 walks and hits while striking out five. He fell to 4-5 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It is becoming harder to be optimistic. He still has some value due to the potential of the Chicago offense but his struggles also open up the possibility of a mid-season trade bringing his replacement.

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Brandon Kintzler gave up a run to the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning, but earned his 13th save of the season. Colby Rasmus hit a solo home run off of Kintzler to bring the Rays within two, but Kintzler slammed the door shut.

Fantasy Impact: More outings where Kintzler gives up runs are likely in store, but he is still going to rack up saves. Without any alternatives in their bullpen and without major blowups, Kintzler's role is not in jeopardy. Continue using him for saves with confidence.

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Zach Wheeler earned a no-decision in his start on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wheeler went six innings and gave up three runs, while he struck out five.

Fantasy Impact: Considering Wheeler's return from Tommy John and the subsequent setbacks, watching him log innings with any value is a positive sign for fantasy owners. He still misses bats but struggles with control, as he did prior to his injury. At this point, it is hard to trust the New York Mets with keeping their pitchers healthy, but if Wheeler logs upward of 150 innings he will continue giving owners value and makes for an interesting pick in DFS.

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Koda Glover worked a clean ninth inning on Saturday against the San Diego Padres. He struck out one batter as he logged his fifth save of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Glover is not wilting under the pressure of being named the full time closer for the Washington Nationals. If he thrives in the coming months, the Nationals may not replace him at the backend of the bullpen if they look to add depth at the trade deadline.

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Stephen Strasburg was simply brilliant on Saturday against the San Diego Padres, striking out 15 batters over seven shutout innings. Four runners reached base, three times by hits and once by walk. This start dipped Strasburg's ERA to 2.94 en route to his sixth win of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Strasburg has all of the stuff to be the best pitcher in fantasy baseball. Plus velocity, nasty action on his pitches, and above average command make Strasburg an elite starting pitcher option. Injury concerns will always be the main concern with Strasburg. His 8.80 K/9 is the lowest of his career, but he is also sporting his best ERA. With more starts like tonight that strikeout rate will rise. Use with confidence in season long and DFS formats.

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Rob Whalen was given a spot start in the Seattle Mariners rotation on Saturday and took his first loss of the season. Whalen lasted 5 1/3 innings against the Boston Red Sox, as he surrendered five earned runs in the outing. Boston knocked around Whalen for seven hits, walked twice, and Jackie Bradley Jr. jacked a two run home run in the sixth.

Fantasy Impact: Rob Whalen is not a fantasy commodity. Despite being just 23, there is not too much upside here. He was called up to serve as a long-reliever and does not feature anything special in his repertoire. His fastball is not overpowering, his slider is average, and he may struggle without a putout pitch at this level.

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Eric Hosmer was ejected in the first inning on Saturday after arguing a called third strike on a checked swing with the bases loaded. Manager Ned Yost was immediately ejected after arguing the same call.

Fantasy Impact: Well, that was disappointing for Hosmer owners, a big fat zero. Hopefully, he can stay in the game on Sunday, when Hosmer and the Royals finish their three-game series against RHP Josh Tomlin and the Indians.

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Mike Moustakas finished 3-for-4 with a home run, run scored, RBI and walked once as the Royals take the second consecutive game against the Indians with a 5-2 win on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Moustakas is having a great series against the Indians so far. In two games, he is hitting 5-for-9 (.555) with two home runs, double, two RBI, two runs scored and walked once. He will look to continue his Cleveland dominance as the Royals take on RHP Josh Tomlin to close out the three-game series on Sunday. He definitely should be in all lineups.

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Jarrod Dyson was one of the only bring spots for the Mariners on Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a SB.

Fantasy Impact: The stolen base was his 14th of the year and that leads the AL. Dyson is a great source of steals and is worth owning for that category alone.

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Brian McCann drew two walks in the win against the Orioles on Saturday but failed to record a hit, going 0-for-2.

Fantasy Impact: It is nice to see McCann back in the lineup after his stint on the DL. It may take him a game or two to return to form, but fantasy owners can start McCann again in most formats.

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George Springer hit his 10th HR of the season against the Orioles on Saturday. He went 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs, 2 runs scored and the HR.

Fantasy Impact: This is the outing fantasy owners like to see. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for Springer. Keep him locked into all lineups.

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Yu Darvish allowed five hits and three runs while walking three and striking out four over six innings Saturday against the Blue Jays in Toronto. The game-breaker came with a Jose Bautista 3-run homer in the fifth. It was all the Blue Jays needed as they won 3-1, and Darvish, while getting tagged with the loss, also earned a quality start. With the loss, his record slips to 5-3 on the year. He will pitch again Friday against Dallas Keuchel and the Astros in Arlington.

Fantasy Impact: Darvish is not without his issues, like an inflated BB/9 ratio of 3.88, and he walked three more today. And he was just inefficient today and that bled over to his K/9 ratio, which is 9.30 for the season yet he recorded four today. But nobody has any concerns in particular. He'll bounce back.

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J.C. Ramirez logged seven innings of shutout baseball against the Miami Marlins on Saturday. Ramirez only amassed three strikeouts in the game but did not walk anyone and gave up seven hits.

Fantasy Impact: Ramirez has been a useful fantasy asset for owners that lived for risk and added him when he was handed a rotation job. AL-only owners are especially happy. Ramirez has only really struggled once in a start this May. Ramirez is throwing over 50% breaking balls this season and this newfound approach has paid dividends as a starter. His rotation success this year may not be a fluke and his ERA is down to 3.38 on the year.

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