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Neil Walker didn't look great at the plate on Sunday. Walker went 1-for-5 with one run scored and left two men on base.

Fantasy Impact: Walker had a decent weekend against his former team. He is now batting .266 on the year with an OPS of .768. Walker will provide great depth at the 2B position for your season-long fantasy team.

Category: Game Recaps


Allen Cordoba went 2-for-5 at the plate with two singles during Sunday's 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: The 21-year-old Left Fielder continues to show strides in the majors as he now holds a .307 batting-average with a .351 on-base-percentage and a .443 slugging-percentage through 88 at-bats in 2017. At this point, between the quarter and halfway mark of the fantasy season, Cordoba should be monitored and potentially stashed in rosters as he has the potential to blossom in July. The tricky part is going to be when Manuel Margot returns from the 10-day disabled-list.

Category: Game Recaps


White Sox catcher Omar Narvaez is out of the lineup Monday as a standard day off. Kevan Smith will take his place in the lineup.

Fantasy Impact: Narvaez has hit .250 this season with no home runs, four RBI, and nine runs. Narvaez should not be on your DFS radar or any radar for that matter.


White Sox OF Leury Garcia is out of the lineup Monday for the second time in three days.

Fantasy Impact: Garcia had been out a few days with an elbow bruise so this might just be a maintenance day to make sure he's okay. Garcia comes into Memorial day with a .276 average, six home runs, 22 runs, 17 RBI, and four stolen bases.


Boston Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi is out of the lineup Monday with a standard day off after four straight days in left-field.

Fantasy Impact: Benintendi goes into his day off with a .273 average, five home runs, 27 RBI, 27 runs and seven stolen bases. Benintendi should be back in the Redsox lineup their next time out.


Joe Ross hit hard by the Padres

Mon, May 29th 11:17am EDT
By Dan Harris

WSH

Joe Ross allowed five runs on 12 hits and a walk on Sunday against the Padres. He struck out four and fell to 2-1 with the loss.

Fantasy Impact: This was a surprisingly bad start from Ross, who looked great in first start back from the minors against Seattle. He has a soft matchup this week against Oakland, so owners would be wise to give him another chance. But proceed with caution - if he struggles again, the Nationals may send him back to the minors to get ironed out.

Category: Game Recaps


Elvis Andrus went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and his 10th stolen base of the season on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Andrus is quietly having a career year, and is on pace for 19 homers and 32 steals. He's often a forgotten man, but batting second in the Rangers lineup with good protection, he's certainly a starting shortstop in mixed leagues at this point.

Category: Game Recaps


Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect ninth inning on Sunday against the Red Sox, striking out two batters.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a save situation, but it was great to see Diaz get the ball again in the ninth inning and pitch well. He's certainly back as the Mariners closer, and will try to regain his status as an elite reliever in the coming weeks.

Category: Game Recaps


Eduardo Nunez avoids DL

Mon, May 29th 11:08am EDT
By Jeff Latka

SF

Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI on Sunday vs. the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Nunez has cut down his strikeout rate and improved his stolen-base efficiency. He is hitting .283 in 184 at-bats, and ranks fourth in the majors with 13 stolen bases, making him a quality speed option in all leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Brad Hand has, according to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, been "drawing keen interest" across the league. (Source: Dennis Lin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lin reported on Twitter at 2:54 PM on 28 May 2017: "Brad Hand, who's of interest to Washington and many other teams, threw a 1-2-3 inning at Nationals Park." As June grows closer, it would seem that a deal will be reached within the coming weeks between the Padres and a suitor of Hand's, whether that be Washington or otherwise. The biggest question now would be, what will the Padres get in return for their 27-year-old Minneapolis Native who has posted a 1.93 earned-run-average through 28 innings-pitched on the 2017 season?

Category: Transactions


Matt Harvey allowed one run on six hits and two walks on Sunday night against the Pirates, earning his fourth victory. He struck out four.

Fantasy Impact: Harvey had an odd outing, often missing his location by a foot or two, but also dialing it up to throw some nasty pitches to get out of a few jams. He has a long way to go to approach being a reliable fantasy starter again, but if you gambled on him for his two-start week against the Padres and the Pirates, you were greatly rewarded. He'll try his hand against the same Pirates again on Friday.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon Kintzler allowed two runs on three hits and a walk on Sunday against the Rays, blowing his second save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: It's hard to complain too much about Kintzler, who has a 2.78 ERA and 1.28 WHIP even with the blowup. He's oddly been one of the most reliable closers in all of fantasy, and there's certainly no one knocking on the door to take his job anytime soon, so consider this just a bump on an otherwise smooth road.

Category: Game Recaps


Brandon Belt showing off power

Mon, May 29th 11:00am EDT
By Jeff Latka

SF

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, a stolen base, an RBI and two runs Saturday vs. the Braves

Fantasy Impact: With 10 home runs through his first 49 games, Belt is on his way to the best power numbers of his career. He is batting just .242 on the season, but Belt shouldn't have to sacrifice batting average for more power, and looks like a candidate to improve in that category. Even among an excellent crop of fantasy first basemen, Belt deserves consideration in mixed leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Kole Calhoun scores a run

Mon, May 29th 10:58am EDT
By Dan Harris

LAA

Kole Calhoun went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored on Sunday against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: It's been an incredibly disappointing season thus far for Calhoun, who is batting just .209 with five home runs. There's no reason for his production to have fallen off this dramatically, so owners can expect somewhat of a rebound in performance going forward. Still, it's unlikely that Calhoun will be much more than a low-end starting outfielder in mixed leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Matt Shoemaker allowed four runs over 4 2/3 innings on Sunday against the Marlins. Shoemaker gave up seven hits and struck out three. The loss dropped him to 4-3 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It was certainly a disappointing start for Shoemaker, with a soft matchup and a rare start in an NL park. On the season, he has a 4.26 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, serviceable but unspectacular numbers. He will look to rebound in his next start against the Twins.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Judge went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in a 9-5 win over the A's.

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Judge on the season is hitting .321 with 16 homers and 34 RBIs. He continues to hit as he has hit .316 during the last seven days and .337 in the month of May.

Category: Game Recaps


Aaron Altherr went 2-for-3 with two singles in Sunday afternoon's 8-4 loss to the Reds.

Fantasy Impact: Altherr isn't hitting for much power at all lately, though the two hits today raised his batting average to back over .300. He definitely seems to have cooled down at the plate, though he isn't a bad fourth or fifth outfielder in standard leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Adam Lind picks up two RBIs

Mon, May 29th 9:49am EDT
By Brendan Tuma

WSH

Adam Lind went 1-for-3 with two RBIs in the Nationals' 5-3 loss to the Padres on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Lind is hitting .340 in limited time this year, which makes him a viable DFS option when he has the platoon advantage. He isn't really an option in season long leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Alec Asher had a start to forget Sunday, allowing six runs on six hits in only two innings of work. He also walked one and struck out one.

Fantasy Impact: Asher was making just his third start of the season for the Orioles. He was pitching reasonably well out of the bullpen but got the chance in Houston with Ubaldo Jimenez struggling. Regardless of the role for him Asher isn't a fantasy option.

Category: Game Recaps


Lance McCullers picked up the win Sunday afternoon against the Orioles, allowing three runs (two earned) over six innings. He also allowed five hits, walked two, and struck out eight.

Fantasy Impact: McCullers continues to pitch like an all-star this year and his ERA after this outing now sits at 2.48. The Astros look like one of the best teams in baseball so there should be plenty of more wins coming for the right hander so long as he remains healthy.

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