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Jose Quintana turned in a stellar performance on Friday, tossing 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out eight in the Mets' 11-1 victory over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: This outing was a much-needed bright spot in what has been a challenging season for Quintana, whose ERA dropped to 4.58. His season-long issues with a high ERA and low strikeout rate (6.6 K/9) have made him a risky fantasy option, but performances like this show he still has the potential to deliver value. Fantasy managers should remain cautious, however, as his 4.99 FIP suggests there might be more rough outings ahead. This game could be a turning point, but it's wise to keep expectations in check given the overall season performance.

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Jose Iglesias went 4-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored as the Mets trounced the Cubs 11-1.

Fantasy Impact: This performance is a bright spot in what has been a stellar season for Iglesias, who now boasts a .438 batting average through 12 games. His contact-heavy approach at the plate continues to pay dividends, as evidenced by his low strikeout rate and high BABIP. While the lack of power and modest speed limit his ceiling, Iglesias's ability to consistently put the ball in play makes him a valuable asset in batting average categories for fantasy managers. His role as a frequent contributor to the Mets' lineup should keep him relevant in deeper fantasy formats.

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Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice as the Mets trounced the Cubs 11-1.

Fantasy Impact: While Marte didn't fill the stat sheet with extra-base hits or steals, his ability to cross the plate twice helped bolster his runs scored tally for the season. Sitting at a .279 average with modest power and speed numbers this year, Marte remains a reliable, if not spectacular, option in most fantasy formats. His consistent playing time and spot in a productive Mets lineup should keep him relevant, especially in leagues that value runs scored and batting average.

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Francisco Alvarez went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI in the Mets' dominant 11-1 victory over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: His performance included drawing two walks and striking out twice. This game highlighted Alvarez's potential power at the plate, as he notched his second homer of the season. Despite a modest .271 batting average and a relatively high strikeout rate of 0.231, Alvarez's ability to draw walks and contribute valuable RBIs (15 RBI in 26 games) keeps him relevant in fantasy circles, especially in formats that value on-base percentage. His consistent playing time and power potential make him a viable option for fantasy managers in need of a catcher who can contribute across multiple categories.

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Brandon Nimmo went 2-for-4 in the Mets' dominant 11-1 victory over the Cubs, including a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: This performance, highlighted by his power display, offers a glimmer of hope for fantasy managers who have been grappling with his middling .244 batting average this season. Despite the strikeouts, Nimmo's ability to draw walks and score runs remains an asset, particularly in OBP leagues. His consistent power numbers, now tallying 10 homers, suggest potential value in deeper mixed leagues, especially if he can maintain or improve his current pace.

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J.D. Martinez went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in the Mets' 11-1 rout of the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: His performance included driving in a significant portion of the team's runs, showcasing his continued relevance as a power hitter in the lineup. With this game, Martinez's season totals have improved, maintaining a solid .287 batting average and boosting his RBI count to 31. His ability to contribute impactful hits has kept his wOBA at a strong .368, indicating his effectiveness at creating runs. Fantasy managers should continue to value Martinez for his consistent RBI production and power, as he remains a key component of the Mets' offensive strategy.

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Francisco Lindor went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored in the Mets' dominant 11-1 victory over the Cubs.

Fantasy Impact: This performance marked a bright spot in what has been a somewhat average season for Lindor, lifting his batting average slightly to .244. While he didn't contribute any RBIs or showcase his speed with stolen bases in this game, his ability to hit safely and score runs was crucial in the lopsided win. Given his current stats, including a modest .321 wOBA and 12 homers, Lindor remains a reliable if not spectacular option in fantasy lineups, particularly in leagues that value middle infielders who contribute across multiple categories.

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Cody Bellinger went 2-for-3 with a double in the Cubs' 11-1 defeat to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: While Bellinger managed to find some success at the plate, his efforts couldn't spark a rally for Chicago. His season batting average now sits at .268, with modest power numbers including nine homers and 33 RBI over 62 games. Despite the multi-hit game, Bellinger's fantasy impact remains moderate due to the Cubs' inconsistent lineup and his own fluctuating performance. Owners should view him as a potential flex option, depending on matchup and league format, rather than a consistent starter.

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Shota Imanaga had a night to forget, allowing 10 earned runs on 11 hits and one walk while striking out three over three innings in Friday's 11-1 loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: This disastrous start is a stark departure from his otherwise stellar season, boasting a 2.96 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP entering the game. The significant damage done to his ERA and WHIP in just one outing could shake the confidence of fantasy managers, but it's important to consider this performance as an outlier given his strong track record this season. Owners should monitor his next few starts closely for signs of rebound or further trouble, but it might be premature to make any drastic decisions based on one poor outing.

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Paul Sewald secured his ninth save of the season, tossing a hitless frame in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: He needed just 11 pitches to close out the game, maintaining his stellar ERA and WHIP. Despite not adding any strikeouts to his tally, Sewald's ability to suppress hits and walks continues to make him a reliable option in fantasy leagues, especially in categories like saves and ERA. His low BABIP and solid strikeout-to-walk ratio suggest he's been effectively dominant this season, though the lack of strikeouts in this outing might raise a slight concern for those relying heavily on him for strikeout numbers. Nonetheless, Sewald remains a top-tier closing option in most fantasy formats.

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Jordan Montgomery turned in a solid outing on Friday, allowing two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five over six innings in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 victory over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: This performance was a slight breath of fresh air for fantasy managers given Montgomery's rocky season stats, including a bloated 5.71 ERA and 1.57 WHIP across 12 starts. Despite the win, his season-long issues with high BABIP (.328) and low strikeout rate (6.3 K/9) continue to cap his fantasy upside. Managers should remain cautious, as his FIP of 4.56 suggests some underlying struggles still exist. Montgomery's ability to notch wins is a plus, but he remains a risky play in most fantasy formats.

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Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI in the Diamondbacks' 5-4 victory over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: His performance included a crucial home run, contributing significantly to the team's narrow win. Pederson's solid outing continues a strong season where he's maintaining a .302 batting average and showing consistent power with 10 homers to date. His ability to get on base, highlighted by a .399 wOBA and 31 walks, makes him a valuable asset in fantasy lineups, especially in formats that reward on-base percentage. While his strikeout rate remains a concern, his overall production should keep him relevant in most fantasy formats.

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Taijuan Walker struggled in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks, surrendering four earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three over four innings.

Fantasy Impact: This performance continues a troubling trend for Walker, whose season ERA has now ballooned to 5.60, with a WHIP standing at 1.49. The right-hander's inability to go deep into games or control the strike zone effectively (7.3 K/9 and 2.05 K/BB ratio) is becoming a significant concern for fantasy managers. Given these ongoing struggles, coupled with a high 5.88 FIP indicating potential underlying issues, Walker's role as a reliable fantasy starter is increasingly questionable. Managers should consider other options or use him sparingly until he shows signs of improvement.

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Nick Castellanos went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Phillies' 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: His performance included a solo home run, contributing his only hit and RBI of the game, along with scoring once himself. Despite this flash of power, Castellanos's season has been marred by a low batting average of .221 and an underwhelming .285 wOBA, signaling a tough year for the outfielder. His power numbers are decent, with 10 homers now on the season, but his overall production hasn't lived up to expectations. Fantasy managers should view him as a risky play, primarily useful for occasional power surges rather than consistent offensive production.

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Trea Turner went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the Phillies' 5-4 defeat to the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the team's loss, Turner's performance was a bright spot, showcasing his ability to drive in runs and hit for power. His home run adds to a solid season where he's batting .344, maintaining a high level of production across 36 games. With a .374 wOBA and a .412 BABIP, Turner continues to be a reliable fantasy asset, especially in leagues that value hitting metrics. His consistent hitting and ability to contribute across multiple categories make him a must-start in most fantasy formats.

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Joey Estes pitched a solid six innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out one in the Athletics' 6-5 win over the Twins on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Despite not factoring into the decision, Estes's performance was a step in the right direction, especially considering his rocky 5.53 ERA. His ability to limit walks and hits in this outing helped lower his WHIP slightly, aligning more closely with his season average of 1.25. However, his low strikeout count continues to be a concern for fantasy managers looking for more punchouts from their pitchers. Estes's season-long metrics, including a 4.86 FIP and a 6.9 K/9, suggest that while he can be a stable innings eater, his upside in fantasy formats remains limited unless he can increase his strikeout rate.

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Mason Miller delivered a flawless performance, tossing a perfect inning to secure the save in the Athletics' narrow 6-5 victory over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Miller's outing was efficient, needing just seven pitches to retire the side and adding another strikeout to his impressive season tally. This game further cements his role as a reliable closer for the Athletics, with his ERA tightening to an excellent 2.08 and his WHIP remaining stellar at 0.81. Fantasy managers should continue to value Miller highly, especially given his high strikeout rate and low ERA, which are gold in fantasy formats. His ability to consistently close games without allowing runs or walks boosts his stock significantly, making him one of the top relief options available.

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Tyler Soderstrom played a key role in the Oakland Athletics' 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins, going 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored, and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He also drew two walks, contributing significantly without recording any strikeouts. Soderstrom's performance today could be a sign of turning things around after a lukewarm start to the season, marked by a .247 batting average and a high strikeout rate of 0.310. His ability to drive in runs and reach base via walks today boosts his wOBA to .349, indicating his potential value in fantasy formats that reward on-base skills. While his power numbers have been modest, today's multi-hit game could help build momentum and confidence at the plate.

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Shea Langeliers played a key role in the Athletics' 6-5 win over the Twins, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: His performance was a bright spot in what has been a challenging season, marked by a low .207 batting average. However, his power numbers have been a redeeming feature, with 14 homers and 39 RBI over 67 games. Langeliers's ability to drive in runs and hit for power, despite a high strikeout rate and low batting average, keeps him relevant in fantasy leagues, particularly those that value power from the catcher position. His .297 wOBA indicates some effectiveness, but fantasy managers should remain cautious due to his batting inconsistencies.

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Chris Paddack had a rough outing, allowing three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: This performance continues a concerning trend for Paddack, whose season ERA now sits at an inflated 5.29, coupled with a WHIP of 1.43. Despite a decent strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.89 and a K/9 of 8.0, his inability to limit hits and runs has been a recurring issue, as evidenced by a high BABIP of .335. Fantasy managers should be wary; while he shows some ability to strike out batters, his overall inconsistency and vulnerability in allowing runs make him a risky play in most fantasy formats.

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