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German Marquez was hit hard in Tuesday's loss to the Giants, surrendering six runs on 12 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Marquez's next start is scheduled Sunday where he will take on the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Tyler Chatwood allowed three hits over eight scoreless innings and struck out nine Wednesday in beating the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Chatwood's 27 starts and 158 innings this season were new career highs.

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In Thursday's loss to the Giants, Gray allowed five runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Gray sports a 185/59 K/BB ratio across 168 innings. He finished the season with double-digit strikeout showings in two of his last three starts.

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Dahl has been impressive with a .316/.362/.512 slash across 209 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: In addition, the outfielder has mashed seven homers and driven in 24 runs. He has picked up an extra-base hit in each of his last four games.

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Contreras reached base in the second inning and scored the lone run the Cubs would score in a 1-1 tie.

Fantasy Impact: This was the first tie in several years. As for Contreras continues to make owners have hope for what he can become.

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Henry Owens gave up two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts over just 4.2 innings in Thursday's loss at Yankee Stadium.

Fantasy Impact: Owens has been considered one of the Red Sox top pitching prospects but has really struggled at the major league level. Over four starts with Boston, the lefty has a 7.79 ERA, 2.13 WHIP, and 18 walks over 17.2 innings.

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Collmenter has had three good starts with the Braves since joining the team and his ERA for those starts stands at 2.37. Tonight, he allowed six hits and one run (earned) while walking none and striking out four. Collmenter's record is now 3-0 with the Braves, whose record is now 66-92.

Fantasy Impact: Prior to the trade that sent him to the Braves, Collmenter was a reliever with the Diamondbacks and he was struggling in that role. This resurgence delights the Braves as it increases his trade value for the offseason.

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Julio Urias allowed one hit, walked two, and struck out five in three innings Thursday against the San Diego Padres. 35-of-58 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: The 20-year old Urias was as good as advertised. In 17 games, Urias allowed more than three earned runs just twice. He did walk 31 batters, but that's to be expected from a young pitcher experiencing the big leagues for the first time. Urias finished with a 3.39 ERA, 1.45 WHIP with 84 strikeouts in 77 innings. The future is bright for Urias and the Dodgers' starting rotation.

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In an 8-6 win over Oakland, C.J. Cron went 1-for-4 (one hit went for a double) with one run scored and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Cron is still a decent fill-in starter in standard fantasy leagues, but he is more so an ideal start in deep leagues.

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Mike Trout left Wednesday's game against the A's after being hit in the left shoulder by a pitch from John Axford. The Angels outfielder underwent X-rays afterwards and they showed no break in the shoulder area. Trout revealed that he had soreness after Wednesday's contest, but remained optimistic and confident that he'd finish out the rest of the regular season starting in his squad's last three games. (Source: OCRegister)

Fantasy Impact: Trout is close to finishing the season with 30 homers and 30 stolen bases (he currently has 29 home runs and 27 stolen bases) and is close to finishing the season with a 1.000 OPS mark too (he currently has a .997 OPS). If he plays again, he's a no-brainer start moving forward in fantasy leagues and an excellent top-tier pick to go with in DFS leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


According the Chicago White Sox, Chris Sale will start one more time this season. His next start will be Sunday against the Twins. This will be the last game of the season and it looks like the White Sox are trying to do right by Sale in an attempt for an 18th win. (Source: White Sox on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is huge for DFS players. Sale may be one of the better pitching options since it is the final game of the year and most teams will sit their stars for a playoff run or no hope at the playoffs. The news is shocking, but let us enjoy and start him with ease on Sunday.


In an 8-6 victory over the A's on Wednesday, Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 (one hit was his 18th homer of the season) with two runs batted in, one run scored and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: In the last seven days, Calhoun has been excellent at the plate sporting a .500 batting average and a 1.455 OPS. He's a must-start at the moment in all fantasy leagues and an ideal option to consider in DFS ones.

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In an 8-6 loss to the Angels, Khris Davis went 1-for-4 (his only hit being a home run) with one run scored, one run batted and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Davis' batting average this season may still be an eyesore, but he continues to hit out the long ball & drive in runs for the A's and that's why his fantasy appeal remains high.

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Ryon Healy collected two hits

Thu, Sep 29th 3:59pm EDT
By CD Hill

OAK

In Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Angels, Ryon Healy went 2-for-3 (both hits went for a double) with two runs scored, one run batted in, one walk and one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Healy has sported a impressive .377/.406/.689 slash line in his last 15 games and continues to be a solid option to go with for the remainder of the regular season in whatever fantasy leagues you're still using him in and is a viable option to go with right now in DFS leagues too.

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Carlos Sanchez has now hit successfully in his last five games. On Wednesday he finished 1-for-3 with a strikeout. He has raised his batting average up to .216 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez is not fantasy relevant in yearly, but he has been hot enough to use as a cheap option in DFS. Over his last seven games he is hitting .360 with two HR, six RBI and four runs.

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With the White Sox out of the playoff race, Jason Coats has seen more opportunities lately. He has hit successfully in back-to-back games. On Wednesday, Coats hit his fourth double of the season and finished 1-for-3 with the double. He is hitting .200 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Jason Coats is not fantasy relevant in any formats. He cannot even be counted on in DFS unless you are looking for a minimum salary punt play.

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Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth inning on Wednesday night against the Marlins in the Mets 5-2 win. He picked up his 50th save which made him the 13th pitcher to ever hit the 50 save mark in a single season. Familia also has the most saves in a single season by a player born in the Dominican Republic.

Fantasy Impact: Familia is a top RP talent and will be one of the top closers off the board in 2017 fantasy drafts.

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The White Sox beat the Rays 1-0 off of a Todd Frazier solo HR in the seventh. Although Avisail Garcia did not help in the runs department, he showed great patience on Wednesday. He finished 0-for-1 with two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia has the ability to hit the long ball, which makes him a contrarian play in DFS. That said, he is not consistent enough for cash games and holds little to no value in season long.

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David Robertson has had an up and down season, but he was able to record his 37th save on Wednesday. The closer pitched 0.2 innings. He did not strike anyone out, but he did not let up a hit either. The White Sox topped the Rays 1-0.

Fantasy Impact: Robertson was a tough closer to own. He had some bad outings this year. All that said, he was still one of the better closers to own. He has 75 strikeouts on the year and a 3.47 ERA. The ERA could be much better, but that number was inflated by a horrible May and July.

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Todd Frazier continues his dominance as of late. He drove in the only run on Wednesday as the White Sox beat the Rays 1-0. Frazier hit his 40th HR with only a couple games left in the season. He has hit three HR and is batting .370 over his last seven games.

Fantasy Impact: Frazier needs to be starting for your roster and should be the go-to-guy in DFS right now. He has been on fire over his last 15 games. During that span he has four HR, 10 RBI and 14 runs.

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