Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles

AL East

Brad Brach faced the Red Sox in the 10th and 11th innings Tuesday. He had a relatively clean 10th, but he allowed two walks and a single while giving up the winning run on a wild pitch.

Fantasy Impact: Brach seemed to melt down in the final inning, but he has been a good set up man for Zach Britton in the second half. His score line can be attributed to pitching around Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts, which led to walks. His 1.88 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings over the past month suggest he's not getting fatigued just yet.

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Kevin Gausman fired off eight innings Tuesday, blanking the Red Sox in the process. He only allowed three hits and a walk while striking out seven. Unfortunately, Drew Pomeranz was just as good, and the Orioles lost in extras 1-0.

Fantasy Impact: Gausman has had an outstanding second half, and this was a big start for fantasy owners who risked starting him in the fantasy playoffs. Gausman has a start against the Rays on Sunday; feel free to trot him out there. He now has a 1.71 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 30 Ks in 31 2/3 innings.

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Trey Mancini's only hit of the Orioles' extra inning loss to the Red Sox was a single in five at bats.

Fantasy Impact: Although the O's have been floundering, Mancini has remained consistent this September, matching similar slash numbers to his yearly .292/.337/.500. The rookie has been a great surprise and has a bright future in MLB.

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Welington Castillo couldn't record a hit on Monday, but did draw a walk, score a run, and drive one RBI in.

Fantasy Impact: After a blazing August, Castillo has cooled off to the tune of a .171/.211/.514 line this September. It couldn't come at a worse time, as he was finally getting the opportunity to be the everyday catcher for the O's. With him being banged up and having slowed production, Castillo remains a bad option in fantasy, save for a daily dart throw.

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Jonathan Schoop couldn't produce a hit in six at bats, Monday. He did record an RBI.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a slow September for the All-Star second baseman, with a .229/.250/.357 line in that time span. Not surprisingly, the O's offense has also grinded to a hault. Schoop is too valuable to sit. Hopefully the Orioles will get back on track.

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Dylan Bundy didn't make it through five innings Monday, surrendering six runs on seven hits and a walk against the Red Sox. He only struck out two. Both teams had their offenses going, but the Orioles lost 10-8 in extras.

Fantasy Impact: The Orioles playoff hopes are falling fast, and Bundy did not help matters. He's been entirely too inconsistent this year, but his seasonal numbers are playable in a down year for pitchers. He has a 4.24 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 152 Ks in 169 2/3 innings. The 13 wins are a nice bonus as well.

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Ubaldo Jimenez spun five innings Sunday, allowing only one run on one hit and a walk. He struck out ten, reminding everyone of the pitcher he used to be. Unfortunately, the strikeouts led to a high pitch count, and he was taken out early.

Fantasy Impact: Talk about a surprise. Even with this nice start, Jimenez's numbers are still awful: 6.57 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP. If you desperately need Ks at the end of the week, look to stream him against the Rays Saturday.

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Zach Britton entered the ninth on Sunday against the Yankees, getting around a hit and a walk to pick up his 15th save. He struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners would still like to see a more dominant Britton, but owners will take saves where they can get them. Britton now has a 2.97 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, and 27 Ks in 36 1/3 innings.

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Chris Davis hits a double

Sun, Sep 17th 9:57pm EDT
By Matthew Marino

BAL

Chris Davis went 1-for-4 with a double and a run on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a putrid few weeks for Davis so any production seems like an incredible game. He also struck out three times in the contest. His September slash line is a horrid .137/.241/.294. Keep Chris Davis out of starting lineups.

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Manny Machado went 1-for-4 and scored a run during the Orioles' 6-4 win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: It was Manny's first hit after five straight hitless games. After an absolutely blazing August, Machado has cooled off significantly. Not surprisingly, the O's offense has succumbed to a similarly uninspiring month of September. Hopefully today's win can get Machado going again.

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Tim Beckham hit a three run home run in the fourth inning of the Orioles' 6-4 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It was Beckham's only hit of the game, but it was an important one for the team. Even with J.J. Hardy back from the DL, it's nice to see that Beckham has a full claim to the everyday starting shortstop role in the O's lineup. Keep it rolling with Tim. He's a decent option.

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J.J. Hardy started for the first time since being placed on the DL in June. He showed up with a 2-for-3 day and added a walk and a run.

Fantasy Impact: It was nice to see the veteran Oriole get on the field and produce like he has throughout his long career. Hardy will have to settle into a reserve role as his replacement, Tim Beckham, is expected to maintain an every day status in this lineup. Beckham was DH while Hardy got the start at SS.

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Chance Sisco went 2-for-2 with a double and solo home run, after coming in as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The 22 year old catcher should, at some point in the future, be a consistent part of the Orioles lineup. It was nice to see him get off to a great start. Chance, the second round pick of the 2013 draft, was batting .267 with seven home runs and 47 RBIs in 97 games for Triple-A Norfolk.

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Adam Jones roped two doubles Wednesday, driving in one and scoring once. The Orioles won in a pitcher's duel 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Jones is the most consistent, mid-tier fantasy asset around. The one stat different this year is his .283 average, compared to .265 a year ago. He also has 26 homers, 78 runs, and 70 RBIs on the year. Keep relying on him for three categories for your push to the championship.

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Mark Trumbo went 1-4 with a solo homer against the Blue Jays Monday. He also left two men on base as the Orioles lost 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Trumbo has been playing well below expectations for the Orioles this year. With only 23 homers on the year, the main category that he feasts on has made him almost worthless in seasonal leagues, given his propensity to not hit for average. Given that he only has 64 RBIs as well, Trumbo will look to turn the page to 2018.

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Jeremy Hellickson pitched decently against the Indians Sunday, but he took his fourth loss in the AL. He surrendered only three runs on four hits and no walk, striking out one. The Orioles lost to the Indians 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Hellickson got back on track in this start, but fantasy owners can find better options on the wire, given his 8.49 ERA in the past month. He only has 12 Ks in 29 2/3 innings in that same span.

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Wade Miley allowed four runs on six hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings against the Indians Friday. He struck out four in the outing, and his record dropped to 8-12 as the Orioles lost 5-0.

Fantasy Impact: While he had no help from his typically potent offense, Miley did not do himself any favors by giving up a three-run homer to Edwin Encarnacion in the first inning. He has pitched quite well over the past month, garnering a 3.15 ERA over 34 1/3 innings. However, his full year ERA is still 4.96 and 1.66, just showing how dreadful he was earlier in the year. He is probably not worth streaming against the Blue Jays next week.

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Caleb Joseph was the starting catcher, Thursday, and hit a double in three at bats.

Fantasy Impact: Joseph has now received the starting catcher nod in a mere three games since August 27th. It's obvious the days of of an even time-split with Welington Castillo are in the past. Although productive for several months this year, it appears Joseph is falling off of the fantasy radar.

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Chris Tillman fell to 1-7 on Thursday night versus the Tigers, allowing seven runs (five earned) on six hits in just two innings.

Fantasy Impact: Tillman also walked two and struck out one as the Orioles lost 7-5. Tillman basically pitched the team out of the game though, surrendering homers to two of the first three batters of the night. The right-hander now owns an extremely ugly 8.10 ERA for the year.

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Seth Smith came up big for the Orioles Tuesday, as he went 2-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs. One of those hits was a two-run double, and the Orioles would win 7-2.

Fantasy Impact: Smith has lost his spot at the top of the order and is not playing regularly, so he's not rosterable at the moment. He is now hitting .269 with 11 homers, 26 RBIs, and 40 runs scored over 242 at-bats.

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