Baltimore Orioles

AL East

Kevin Gausman allowed two runs on four hits and four walks over six innings on Thursday against the Nationals. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: The outing was adequate but not overly impressive, which can pretty much sum up Gausman's entire season. Gausman has essentially been stuck in neutral for several starts - too good to drop but not good enough to start with regularity. He'll look to get back on track in a tough matchup with the Mariners in his next start.

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Mark Trumbo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against the Nationals on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Trumbo has been on a tear lately, hitting three home runs with a .304 average in his last seven games. What's more impressive is that those three home runs came in his last four games. It seemed like his power had started to wane, as he only had three home runs on the season just a few days ago. However, if he continues to crush the ball he could have 20 plus home run power again with a decent average.

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Jace Peterson went 2-for-4 on Thursday against the Nationals, doubling and singling to continue his hot stretch.

Fantasy Impact: Peterson has been hitting like a completely different player in his recent games. Over the past seven games he has two home runs, two steals and is hitting for a .389 average. He is still only at a .209 average on the season, and those two home runs are his only home runs, but nonetheless this stretch has been impressive. If he could keep this up and flash double digit power along with his 20 plus steal potential he could have value, even with struggling average.

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Colby Rasmus went 1-for-3 with a home run against the Nationals on Thursday in his first game back from the disabled list.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus hadn't played a game with the Orioles since April 6th after suffering a hip injury. He certainly started off strong in his return, hitting a home run off Max Scherzer of the Nationals. Rasmus has been a 20 plus home run hitter multiple times in the past, so it will be interesting to see how he does and how much playing time he gets.

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Craig Gentry went 1-for-3 on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Gentry collected a hit on Wednesday continuing his hot-hitting in the past 15 games. In that stretch, he has hit .323 with three steals, managing to raise his average to .243 on the year. He needs to continue to hit well in order to be anything other than an empty steal contributor.

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Jonathan Schoop went 1-for-4 with a single and scored a run on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Schoop has continued to struggle this season at the plate. While his average has suffered severely he still has the potential to have a 20 plus home run season. However, his soft contact rate has increased and his hard contact rate has decreased, so there is some concern that he is not making good contact. His average could come up a bit, but it will still be a big drop-off from last year.

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Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a single in Wednesday's victory over the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Machado has cooled off a bit over the past week. He's only hitting .241 with no home runs over the past seven games. Still, he's hitting .304 on the season with 18 home runs, so there's no real reason to be concerned. He's still got career high levels in walk rates and strikeout rates, and is poised to have a career year. The only question is where he could end up by the year.

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Andrew Cashner threw four shutout innings and allowed just three hits with two strikeouts Wednesday in a no-decision against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Cashner had been out for 12 days with a back injury. The team reactivated him for the start on Wednesday and took him out after four innings to avoid re-injury of the back. Look for Cashner to go longer in his next start on Monday against the Mariners.

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Joey Rickard came in to pinch-hit in the ninth and smacked a solo home run off Sean Doolittle of the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Rickard came up big in the ninth and smacked a solo home run. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as the Orioles fell to the Nationals. He's only hitting .205 with five home runs in limited playing time. He's still not fantasy viable.

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Trey Mancini went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Mancini hit his ninth home run on Tuesday, and only his fourth hit in the past seven games. Last season he showed flashes of 20 plus home run power with a batting average close to .300. This season, he's struggling to hit with consistency, batting only .223. He still is showing that 20 plus home run power but it might come with a batting average close to .250.

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Corban Joseph hit a force-out RBI off the bench against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Corban came off the bench and grounded into a force-out that scored Valencia. He's still not a regular feature of the Orioles lineup and should not be considered for fantasy.

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Danny Valencia went 0-for-3 with a walk Tuesday against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: After struggling to start the season Valencia has had moderate success this season in limited playing time. He's got a .277 average with six home runs through only 148 at-bats. He's been getting more consistent playing time and if he continues to get starts he could offer double digits home runs with a strong average for the rest of the season, albeit with the low counting stats of the Orioles offense.

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Adam Jones went 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk and a strikeout as the Orioles lost to the Nationals by a 9-7 score on Tuesday

Fantasy Impact: Jones has been hot at the plate and is hitting .407 with a .467 on-base percentage over the last seven games. If Jones is available on the waiver wire he should be scooped up by fantasy owners.

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Darren O'Day is injured again

Wed, Jun 20th 5:18am EDT
By John Aubin

Darren O'Day was unavailable to pitch Tuesday against the Nationals due to a hamstring injury, Brittany Ghiroli of reports. (Source: Brittany Ghiroli on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: O'Day suffered the injury on Friday and has not been able to pitch since. The hamstring issue is not considered serious and O'Day should be considered day to day for now.

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David Hess allowed five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two over 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Hess had a nice three-game stretch where he gave up just two runs at the end of May and beginning of June. But the last two starts have not been so good for Hess as he has given up five runs in each game. Fantasy owners can move on from Hess if he was picked up during his hot streak.

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Austin Wynns went 1-for-4 with a single on Sunday as the Orioles defeated the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Wynns is now hitting .227 with a home run in his small seven game sample. He profiles a defensive catcher and has never be known for offensive prowess. He has also struck out nine times in 22 at-bats. He is not a fantasy viable player.

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Zach Britton allowed one hit in an otherwise perfect ninth on Sunday versus the Marlins as the Orioles went on to win 10-4.

Fantasy Impact: This makes three scoreless appearances since Britton returned from the disabled list with an achilles injury. He walked three in his first one, but each of the past two have looked solid. Britton should take over the closer role fairly soon, though it's worth noting he'll probably be traded come July.

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Brad Brach walked one and allowed one hit on Sunday as the Orioles beat the Marlins 10-4.

Fantasy Impact: Brach also struck out one in his scoreless eighth inning. He has been serving as the team's closer this season, but the Orioles have own just 20 games, which means he hasn't had many save chances. Zach Britton is back now, and has thrown three straight scoreless appearances. Brach is expected to return to a set up role.

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Dylan Bundy allowed four runs on five hits over six innings to record his fifth win of the season on Sunday versus Miami.

Fantasy Impact: Bundy looked very sharp through five, surrendering just one run before he gave up three in the sixth. He's been on a roll lately. Over his past 49 innings Bundy has allowed just 14 runs. He's worth starting in most matchups these days.

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Alex Cobb (2-9) was hit with the loss Saturday against the Marlins, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks across seven innings. He struck out six.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has struggled mightily this year and after 12 starts has a 7.14 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, and 6.1 K/9. Fantasy owners hoping the 30-year-old righty finds his form from last year should move on and find another option on the waiver wire.

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