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The Seattle Mariners plan to place OF Mitch Haniger and ace Felix Hernandez on the disabled list. The Mariners will recall Ben Gamel, Fien, De Jong, and Overton. (Source: Bob Dutton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rookie sensation Haniger has gotten off to a hot start and this injury will really hurt that momentum. On the year Haniger is hitting .338 with four home runs, 16 RBIs, 20 runs, and two stolen bases. Haniger should be back in early May so until then, look for Gamel as his replacement for the time being.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


The Mets have announced that they will not skip Robert Gsellman in the rotation as they had said after Tuesday's rainout. Gsellman will start Wednesday, with Noah Syndergaard taking his usual turn in the rotation on Thursday. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Syndergaard was the top DFS option on the main slate tonight, so make sure to remove him from your lineups.


Steven Souza kept raking in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Baltimore, going 3-for-5, all of his hits falling for singles.

Fantasy Impact: This game brings Souza's season batting average to .349, good for 4th in the AL. Souza also leads the AL in RBI's, with 17 so far. A player who's underwhelmed relative to expectations before this season, this looks like Souza may have finally hit his breakout season.

Category: Game Recaps


Austin Hedges finished 0-for-3 in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: The kid had been mashing the ball over the past 10 days having gone yard six times in that span while batting .281 and driving in 12 runs so the off night is certainly forgivable. Hedges was a sneaky sleeper target at a historically thin position amidst some fantasy circles coming into the season but a treacherous 0-for-23 start to the year had cooled some of that talk off. However, word of a mechanical tweak to his swing prior to this power binge has caught fire and he has been the most productive fantasy backstop since. The Padres seem pretty high on Hedges; still owned in less than 40% of leagues, maybe it's time for fantasy owners to follow suit?

Category: Game Recaps


Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 4-2 loss to the Astros on Tuesday night. The home run extended Brantley's hit streak to nine straight games.

Fantasy Impact: The streak has boosted Brantley's average up to .306. During the streak, Brantley has four home runs and seven RBIs. Fantasy owners are enjoying his streak and should continue to ride the wave.

Category: Game Recaps


Wade Miley only gave up two runs over seven innings to the Rays on Tuesday, but he did walk six and ended up with the loss as the Orioles were shut out 2-0. Despite the walks, Miley turned in his third consecutive quality start.

Fantasy Impact: Wade Miley has gotten off to a strong start to the year, and his WHIP still sits at 1.00 despite walking seven batters in his first start and six more on Tuesday. He is also uncharacteristically striking out 11.1 batters per nine innings. Enjoy the hot streak for now, but be on the lookout for some regression that is sure to be on the horizon for Miley.

Category: Game Recaps


Yangervis Solarte heating up

Wed, Apr 26th 1:01pm EDT
By Waleed Hawatky

SD

Yangervis Solarte picked up another three hits in a 9-3 loss to the Diamondbacks running his hit streak to six games.

Fantasy Impact: Solarte finished 3-for-4 with an RBI a day after collecting three hits against these same Diamondbacks. Over the past six games, Solarte has seen his line improve to a serviceable .291/.360/.418 on the year. Solarte is a streaky hitter and he's going right now making him a good target off the waiver and a solid DFS mid-tier play.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon Moss ended his consecutive strikeout streak at seven, and also hit a two-run homer, his third of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Moss is struggling adapting coming over to the American League. He is hitting just .135 despite getting regular playing time, and has joined the rest of the Royals lineup in a deep slump. It's best to avoid Moss for the foreseeable future.

Category: Game Recaps


Joe Ross was touched up by the Rockies for five runs over 4 2/3 innings on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Ross, he fell just one out short of earning a win, as the Nationals jumped out to a 7-0 lead early and went on to win 15-12.

Fantasy Impact: After a solid debut last time out, Joe Ross got knocked around a bit on Tuesday night. He allowed two home runs and only struck out two batters as he labored through 90 pitches and did not last five innings. He'll take on the Mets his next time through the rotation, and he will likely be glad to leave Coors Field.

Category: Game Recaps


Reds' LF Adam Duvall went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 9-1 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: The Reds are on a six game losing streak. Over those games, Duvall has three hits which include two solo home runs. The lineup is not producing runs. Duvall has an unfavorable match-up against RHP Wily Peralta tonight. He is batting .200 against right-handed pitchers while hitting .313 versus lefties.

Category: Game Recaps


Trea Turner went 4-for-6 on Tuesday, hitting for the cycle and driving in seven runs in the process. Turner has hits in four out of five games since returning from the disabled list, including two multiple-hit games. Tuesday's performance raised his batting average from .219 to .289.

Fantasy Impact: Tuesday night was the kind of night fantasy owners were hoping for when they took Trea Turner in the first or second round of their fantasy drafts this year. Unfortunately, Turner spent some time on the disabled list just after the season started and only returned a few days ago, but Tuesday's performance might be an indication that he is healthy and ready to go on a tear.

Category: Game Recaps


Danny Duffy could not make it through five innings last night, surrendering nine hits, six runs (all earned), while only striking out two batters. Duffy was called for a balk with two runners on and two out, causing him to unravel.

Fantasy Impact: A very uncharacteristic start for Duffy. While the White Sox have been pounding the ball lately, you still expect a better performance from KC's anchor. Despite the poor performance, Duffy's ERA is still under three. Look for the ace to rebound next time out.

Category: Game Recaps


Jesse Hahn tossed eight innings of one-hit ball in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Hahn and Angels' starter J.C. Ramirez were locked in a pitcher's duel matching frame for frame in a game that didn't see its first run plated until extra innings. Hahn finished the night with six strikeouts and a pair of walks while giving up just a fifth inning single to Andrelton Simmons that harmlessly resulted in Simmons getting caught in a pickle. Hahn has put in a solid if not unspectacular season thus far accumulating a 1-1 record with a 2.08 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP but below average K/9 and BB/9 numbers having compiled 20 strikeouts to nine walks over 26 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh Phegley accounted for the only run of the night for the A's with his 10th inning blast in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Connecting for his first home run of the season, Phegley gave the A's a 1-0 lead in the top of the 10th inning pinch hitting for Stephen Vogt. Mike Trout would respond in the bottom frame with a solo blast of his own to tie it up. Phegley is a light-hitting platoon backstop and doesn't hold any fantasy value in standard formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Ty Blach pitches well in loss

Wed, Apr 26th 10:19am EDT
By Brendan Tuma

SF

Ty Blach pitched five innings of two run ball Tuesday night against the Dodgers, giving up four hits and one wall while striking out two.

Fantasy Impact: Blach filled in admirably for an injured Madison Bumgarner, but he would have had to been perfect to beat Clayton Kershaw. There isn't much fantasy upside here.

Category: Game Recaps


Robert Stephenson was hit around Tuesday versus the Brewers. Stephenson came into relief for Scott Feldman. Stephenson pitched 2/3 of an inning allowing four runs while walking one and striking out zero. Stephenson's earned run average this season is 8.71.

Fantasy Impact: Robert Stephenson does not carry any fantasy value at this time. If Stephenson can gain control and increase his ability to miss bats he might be a useful pitcher coming out of the bullpen for the Reds but not at this time.

Category: Game Recaps


Scott Feldman took the loss versus the Brewers Tuesday as he pitched five innings, allowing five runs while walking five and striking out five. The Reds lost to the Brewers 9-1.

Fantasy Impact: Scott Feldman does not carry any fantasy value aside from 15 plus team leagues where he is at best spot starter depending on matchup.

Category: Game Recaps


Jose Bautista went 2-for-6 with a run and an RBI in an extra-inning victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: It was just Bautista's second multi-hit game of the season. His first came on April 21, but he then mustered just one hit over the next three games. His owners can only hope this time it's the start of a hitting streak for the slumping slugger, whose batting average currently sits at .145.

Category: Game Recaps


Joey Gallo goes deep again

Wed, Apr 26th 9:16am EDT
By Kevin Black

TEX

Joey Gallo tallied the lone run of the night for Texas against Ervin Santana. The solo shot in the fifth inning was Gallo's seventh of the season as he continues to have an impact on offense despite the shortcomings in his game.

Fantasy Impact: Joey Gallo will never win a batting title, but for fantasy purposes owners are just hoping for something close to .250. His current .224 average is the one area he isn't a plus this year, considering he is hitting home runs, stealing bases, and aiding the Texas lineup with runs and RBIs. His .242 BABIP indicates there may be potential for that average to increase to a level where it does not tank a category in roto or head to head category formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Aledmys Diaz went 0-for-5 with one strikeout in Tuesday's extra inning loss to the Blue Jays, 6-5.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz is in a huge slump after starting the season on fire. He is now hitting just .222 over his last 45 at-bats and is someone to stay clear of for now in daily but is someone that is capable to break out at any time and be the top ten shortstop owners drafted. Be patient.

Category: Game Recaps