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Trey Mancini went 1-for-4 and scored a run in the Orioles' loss to the Rays Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Mancini has been one of the few Orioles still producing throughout the team's horrid month of September. He's sporting a .302/.322/.419 line in that time span. The rookie's arrow is pointing up. Definitely keep Mancini on your radar for next season.

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Caleb Joseph got the start at catcher for the O's, but failed to produce a hit in three at bats and stranded three base runners.

Fantasy Impact: There has just been absolutely anemic production coming from the catcher position in the Orioles' offense over the last month. Joseph has had a great opportunity during his last several starts to make an impact, but Caleb and none of the O's catchers have been able to. His September line is a putrid .143/.172/.214.

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Tim Beckham gets two hits

Sat, Sep 23rd 11:13am EDT
By Matthew Marino


Tim Beckham went 2-for-5 during the O's 8-3 loss to the Rays on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: It was Beckham's first game back after missing two due to getting his tooth extracted. The talented shortstop got right back to work with another multi-hut game. He's been great since joining the Orioles and has pushed his slash line to .280/.329/.459.

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Corey Knebel (1-4) was asked to go two innings on Friday and allowed the game-winning run in the 10th inning of the Brewers' 5-4 loss to the Cubs. He pitched a scoreless ninth but allowed the winning run in the 10th on a bases-loaded walk to Tommy La Stella.

Fantasy Impact: Knebel been asked to go above and beyond his typical workload down the stretch with the Brewers fighting for a playoff spot and the extra work might be contributing to his three walks on Friday and back-to-back losses. He remains the Brewers' top reliever and will try to bounce back in his next outing.

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Brandon Woodruff allowed four runs on five hits over five innings on Friday but did not factor in the decision of the Brewers' 5-4 loss in 10 innings. He struck out four Cubs and allowed three walks in the 92-pitch effort.

Fantasy Impact: Woodruff has been forced into the Brewers' rotation down the stretch due to injuries and has responded with a respectable 3.76 ERA and 7.1 K/9 over seven starts. Woodruff is scheduled to get the ball one more time in the regular season on Wednesday against the Reds. He can be used as a streaming option in deep mixed leagues if needed.

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Aaron Judge went 2-for-2 with a solo homer in a 8-1 loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Judge on the season is hitting .280 with 46 homers and 102 RBIs. He has played well of late hitting .368 during the last seven days and .286 with nine homers in the month of September.

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Stephen Vogt drew the start against right-hander John Lackey on Friday and went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk during the Brewers' 5-4 extra-inning loss.

Fantasy Impact: With Manny Pina back, Vogt has been limited to starting only against some right-handed pitchers. His long ball on Friday was his 11th of the season to go along with 37 RBIs and a .231 average. The Brewers are scheduled to face right-handed starters in seven of their last eight games so Vogt should continue to get some starts.

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Nick Williams plates two

Sat, Sep 23rd 10:46am EDT
By Matthew Terelle


Phillies outfielder Nick Williams went 1-for-3 with two RBIs in his team's 7-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Williams continues his solid rookie campaign. The outfielder is now batting .289 with 11 homers and 52 RBIs. He should be on the radar in NL-only leagues and dynasty formats.

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Cody Allen had a forgettable outing against the Mariners on Friday. He served up a walk-off, two-run homer to Nelson Cruz without recording an out. The Mariners went on to win 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a save situation as Allen entered a 1-1 game in the ninth. He allowed a hit before giving up the homer to Cruz. Allen now has a 3-7 record, 2.86 ERA, 28 saves, and 84 strikeouts in 63 innings this season.

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Trevor Bauer turned in a strong outing against the Mariners on Friday. Bauer held Seattle to one run over seven innings while striking out six. He had to settle for a no-decision as the Indians lost 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Bauer's breakout season continues. He is now 16-9 with a 4.26 ERA and 189 strikeouts in 30 starts, He's developed into a reliable fantasy pitcher this year.

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C.J. Edwards went 1 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the victory in the 5-4 extra-inning victory.

Fantasy Impact: Edwards is a very good relief pitcher and has some value due to his occasional wins and his helpful ratios. His value is hurt by lack of saves but can regain some of it if your league rewards Holds.

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Masahiro Tanaka allowed eight runs (seven earned) on six hits in 5 2/3 innings on Friday against the Blue Jays. Tanaka walked three and struck out six, but also allowed three home runs to bring his season total to 35. He has a 4.94 ERA this seasosn and will face the Rays in New York on September 27.

Fantasy Impact: Tanaka has now allowed seven runs in two of his last three starts and has a 6.46 ERA in 23 2/3 innings this month. Even with this poor start, Tanaka is 5-4 with a 4.15 ERA in the second half, striking out 76 and walking just 14 in 69 1/3 innings. Tanaka struggled in his first two starts at Tropicana Field against Tampa Bay (allowing 13 runs in 5 2/3 innings), but did allow one run in eight innings against Tampa Bay on July 28 at Yankees Stadium, striking out 14 without a walk.

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John Lackey went four innings allowing three runs and earned a no-decision in the 5-4 extra-inning victory.

Fantasy Impact: He should always be used with caution unless your options are bad but he has had some good outing this season.

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Tommy La Stella went 0-for-0. That is because, in his only plate appearance, he walked with the bases loaded to drive in the eventual game-winning run in the 10th.

Fantasy Impact: La Stella is currently getting some playing time due to injuries. Once the roster is healthy, he will likely return to sparing play and/or pinch hitting.

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Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a walk. He also scored a run in the 5-4 extra-inning victory.

Fantasy Impact: His 22 HRs plus 72 RBIs combined with his multiple position eligibility make him worth having in many fantasy leagues. He also is tied for the team lead with 10 steals. As a Cubs fan, I platonically love watching Baez play.

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Johan Camargo batted 2-for-4 on Friday in the Braves' 7-2 victory over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Camargo continues to hit well for Atlanta, batting .308 on the season with four home runs and 25 RBIs. The young infielder has gotten at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games.

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Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 on Friday night in a close loss to the Chicago White Sox. He was able to hit three singles, while scoring a run, and driving in an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera continued his dominant week at the plate on Friday reaching base three times on three singles. He's recorded back to back three-hit games and has been hitting an incredible .455 over the past week. Obviously in the midst of a hot streak Cabrera makes for an interesting DFS play.

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Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs on Friday in the Braves' 7-2 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Suzuki now has three home runs in his last two contests and 18 for the season. The veteran catcher has been a valuable asset for the Braves all year and will continue to be a solid DFS play for the remainder of the season.

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Jon Jay went 2-for-5 with a run driven in and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: He just keeps producing when they give him opportunities and is a solid fantasy option in daily for the days he starts.

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Ben Zobrist went 1-for-4 with a walk. His lone hit did drive in two runs though. At the time, it put the Cubs up 4-3. They would win in extra innings 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: Zobrist was having an off year until the last few months but he still has some value in some leagues, especially if your league gives him eligibility for multiple positions.

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