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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Cody Bellinger has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his left ribs. (Source: Jorge Castillo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bellinger suffered the injury during a recent collision with Gavin Lux. It's a pain tolerance issue, per Roberts, and Bellinger is sitting on Saturday. The former MVP can be dropped in all redraft leagues if he hasn't been already.

Category: Injury Updates


David Fletcher went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in Friday's loss to Oakland.

Fantasy Impact: Fletcher has fallen back to earth over the last few months, with his batting average falling from .320 to .276. He doesn't hit for power, and really does not get on base at an efficient rate either. He is droppable in most formats, as he does not really offer much production for fantasy managers.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Verdugo went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Friday's 7-1 rout of the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Verdugo truly is a tough out for opposing pitchers. He has a career low K%, and has increased his BB% to 9% this season. He has the tools to be one of the most prolific contact hitters in all of baseball. But if he wants to take the next step in this league, he needs to hit for more power.

Category: Game Recaps


Hunter Renfroe went 1-for-4 with a double, three RBIs, and a run scored in Friday's win over Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: We have hyped up how productive Renfroe has been this season quite a bit. He is now batting .258 with 28 home runs, and 89 RBIs in 472 ABs. It will be interesting to see where Renfroe ends up in 2022. Im certain the Red Sox would love to have him back, but he may yield a ton of offers due to the production he put forward in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Chris Sale went five innings, allowed two hits, one earned run, and struck out one in Friday's win over the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Sale has league winner potential for those that either stashed him or were quick to grab him off of the waiver wire. He is 4-0 with a 2.40 ERA in 2021. Fantasy managers would definitely like to see more strikeouts, but the fact that he is healthy and pitching a bit like his old self is a great sign.

Category: Game Recaps


Marlins starter Elieser Hernandez allowed two unearned runs on four hits and five walks while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez received some tough luck on Friday in terms of unearned runs and a lack of run support, but he didn't help himself by walking five batters. He'll take a 3.59 ERA into his next start.

Category: Game Recaps


Phillies starter Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings in Friday's win over the Mets. The win brings him to 14-9 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Wheeler hasn't been as dominant in the second half for the Phillies as he was in the first half, but he still has a 2.83 ERA to go with 14 wins as Philadelphia attempts to battle their way into the playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps


Hunter Dozier went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Friday's 6-2 loss against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Dozier's seventh-inning homer gave the Royals their second run of the game and boosted the 30-year-old's 2021 home run total to 13. Dozier is batting .209 with 44 RBI this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Jon Heasley allowed four runs on six hits while striking out two across four innings during Friday's 6-2 loss against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Heasley was called up Friday, as the 13th round pick in the 2019 draft made his MLB debut. While the outing may have been limited, the 24-year-old had solid command, reflected by not allowing a single walk.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyler O'Neill went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in an 8-2 win over the Padres on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: O'Neill's 27th home run of the season off of Vince Velasquez gave the Cardinals a 3-0 lead in the first inning. The 26-year-old has had an absolutely sensational season and established himself as a core part of the Cardinals lineup for years to come. Overall, he's hitting .281 with an impressive .883 OPS to go along with 72 runs scored, 27 home runs, 63 RBI, and 12 steals in just 122 games played. He's hitting .333 with a Juan Soto-esque 1.094 OPS in September.

Category: Game Recaps


Dylan Carlson had a huge game on Friday night in an 8-2 win over the Padres, homering twice (including a grand slam) and driving in five runs.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson's two homers were his only hits in five at-bats. He connected for a solo shot in the fourth inning off of Vince Velasquez before crushing a grand slam in the eighth inning off of Ross Detwiler to blow the game wide open. Overall, the Cardinals rookie outfielder has slashed .259/.338/.420 on the year to go along with 72 runs scored, 15 home runs, 57 RBI, 2 stolen bases, and a rather pedestrian .758 OPS in 134 games played.

Category: Game Recaps


Miles Mikolas (1-2) picked up his first win of the season on Friday night, pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Padres. Mikolas allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out three in an 8-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Mikolas had given up four earned runs in three straight starts coming into Friday night, so this performance against a strong Padres lineup was particularly surprising. Mikolas will take a 4.50 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a matchup with the Brewers next week.

Category: Game Recaps


Rangers outfielder Leody Taveras went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles against the White Sox on Friday evening. He also struck out twice and swiped a bag. Texas ultimately fell to Chicago by a score of 8-0.

Fantasy Impact: Taveras is now slashing .165/.207/.293 with three homers, eight RBI, six walks, and 46 strikeouts through 36 games this season. He owns nine stolen bases this season, including seven over the course of his last 19 contests.

Category: Game Recaps


Rangers catcher Jose Trevino went 1-for-4 with a single and strikeout against the White Sox on Friday. Texas ultimately fell to Chicago by a score of 8-0.

Fantasy Impact: Trevino is now slashing .225/.254/.314 with 27 RBI, 11 walks, and 52 strikeouts this season. He snapped a three-game hitless streak on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


Rangers starter Taylor Hearn surrendered seven runs over 3.1 innings of work against the White Sox on Friday evening. His final line included eight hits, three walks, four strikeouts, and the loss. Texas ultimately fell to Chicago by a score of 8-0.

Fantasy Impact: Hearn is now 6-5 with a 4.52 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and .244 OBA through 40 games (nine starts) this season. He had allowed 16 runs over his seven starts prior to Friday's difficult outing.

Category: Game Recaps


Rangers second baseman Nick Solak went 1-for-3 with a single against the White Sox on Friday evening. He was also hit by a pitch in the effort. Texas ultimately fell to Chicago by a score of 8-0.

Fantasy Impact: Solak is now slashing .240/.309/.368 with 11 homers, 46 RBI, 28 walks, and 100 strikeouts this season. He's now hitting 9-for-33 over the course of his last 10 contests.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks on Friday evening. He also walked and struck out once each. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 4-3 in 10 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Altuve owns a .279/.355/.487 slash line with 28 homers, 76 RBI, 63 walks, and 86 strikeouts this season. He's riding a six-game hitting streak and owns a 9-for-21 line during this span.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros reliever Ryne Stanek allowed one run while pitching the 10th inning against the Diamondbacks on Friday evening. His final line also included one hit, two strikeouts, and the win. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: So far this season, Stanek is 3-4 with a 3.55 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and .184 OBA in addition to 33 walks and 79 strikeouts. He has allowed just one earned run over the course of his last 11 appearances out of the bullpen.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros pitcher Brandon Bielak made his first start of the season on Friday, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks. His final line included three hits, two walks, four strikeouts, and the no-decision. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Bielak is 3-3 with a 4.21 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and .247 OBA through 47 innings of work this season. The 25-year-old has amassed 13 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA over his last 12.2 innings.

Category: Game Recaps


Astros catcher Jason Castro (knee) went 1-for-3 with a double in his return from the injured list against the Diamondbacks on Friday. Houston ultimately defeated Arizona by a score of 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Castro is slashing a mere .194/.320/.341 with four homers, 13 RBI, 21 walks, and 50 strikeouts this season. He'll continue to see limited work throughout the rest of the season while filling a backup role behind Martin Maldonado.

Category: Game Recaps