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Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Angels. The home run was his 13th of the season and his second in the last three games.

Fantasy Impact: Stanton is often a streaky power hitter, and he has now homered in two of three games after not homering since May 8. He is currently on pace for one of the best statistical seasons of his career, as long as he can stay healthy.


Miami Marlins closer A.J. Ramos finished up a 9-2 Marlins win with a scoreless ninth inning, allowing just a walk.

Fantasy Impact: The Marlins have not been providing Ramos with many save chances, and he hasn't helped his cause much by posting a 4.96 ERA. Still, his track record shows a solid fantasy and real life closer, so he may be a decent buy-low target right now.


Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena picked up a win on Sunday, improving his record to 3-2. He tossed five innings, allowing two runs on three hits and six walks while striking out seven.

Fantasy Impact: Urena was all over the place in this one, but it was an instance of mostly being "effectively wild." He threw 103 pitches with only 58 being strikes, but he mostly kept the Angels at bay.


Marcell Ozuna went 0-for-3 at the plate in Friday's win over the Angels, but he did manage to drive in two runs, walk twice, and score a run.

Fantasy Impact: Ozuna is off to a great start to 2017 and now leads the Marlins with 33 RBIs. He hasn't homered since May 8th, but he is still hitting and driving in plenty of runs. Ozuna is currently slashing .301 / .378 / .538, which are all above his career averages.


Dee Gordon went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Friday's win over the Angels. The double was Gordon's seventh of the season, and this was his fifth multiple-hit game in his last six.

Fantasy Impact: Right now, Gordon is hitting, stealing bases, and scoring runs. That is everything fantasy owners want from him. He likely won't continue to hit at the clip he has for the past week, but as long as he can keep getting on base the steals and runs will come.


Justin Bour went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's win over the Angels. The home run was his 13th of the season and his fifth in the last seven games.

Fantasy Impact: The Bour hot streak and power surge continues, as he is on an absolute tear right now and is one of the hottest hitters in baseball. Bour has always had plus power, but he has had trouble with consistency and injuries int he past. It's possible that he has finally figured everything about, but it is likely that a regression is coming.


J.T. Realmuto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Angels. The home run was his fourth of the season, and he is currently slashing .307 /.366 /.447.

Fantasy Impact: Realmuto still has just the one stolen base on the year, disappointing fantasy owners who were hoping for at least a dozen or so. However, if he keeps hitting the way he is, most owners will forgive a lack of steals, as he is on pace to top his numbers from his breakout 2016 campaign in just about every other offensive category.


Christian Yelich went 3-for-3 with a walk, three doubles and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Angels. Yelich missed Wednesday's game with a hip injury after leaving Tuesday's game early, but he returned for Friday's game after an off day on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Yelich had been slumping lately, so this was a good sign that he may have turned things around after a couple days off. He is slashing .269 / .340 / .409 and is a good buy low candidate after this recent slump.


Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edinson Volquez dropped his record to 0-7 despite a quality start. He tossed six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks, striking out just two.

Fantasy Impact: The way the season is going for the Marlins, their Opening Day starter and supposed "ace" may just end up going 0-20. Volquez is still a suitable NL-only option, but he's a far cry from the pitcher he used to be.


Miami Marlins starting pitcher Dan Straily pitched well on Saturday, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out eight. He was pulled with two outs in the sixth inning, only to watch a run score on a wild pitch from the first reliever out of the bullpen.

Fantasy Impact: Straily has been solid this season, with a 3.70 ERA heading toward a start against the Athletics. Hopefully his manager will let him throw more than just 98 pitches next time.


Miami Marlins relief pitcher Junichi Tazawa was placed on the disabled list on Tuesday with an "injury" which could be best described as "being bad at baseball."

Fantasy Impact: Tazawa has a pathetic 6.60 ERA despite a .195 BABIP against. He's been worth -0.4 fWAR and by simply being on the disabled list, he has made the Marlins a better team. He is statistically the worst relief pitcher in baseball and tied for the second overall worst pitcher in all of baseball (thanks, Jered Weaver!)


Miami Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler was absolutely destroyed by the Houston Astros on Tuesday, recording just nine outs while allowing eight runs on seven hits and four walks. After the game, Koehler and his 7.04 ERA were optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.

Fantasy Impact: Koehler will join Adam Conley in the Baby Cakes rotation, as the Marlins already weak rotation gets even weaker. It's May 16th and it's already been a long season for the Fish.


Miami Marlins starting pitcher Justin Nicolino was called up from Triple-A New Orleans to make his first start of the season for the Marlins and did well, pitching six innings while allowing one run on six hits and four walks. He struck out five.

Fantasy Impact: Nicolino looked much better than he has in previous seasons, but the four walks are a bit concerning for a guy who mostly relies on his command in order to get guys out. Still, with the Marlins rotation bad to begin with and now facing several injuries, Nicolino will get a few more starts to show if he's actually improved.


Miami Marlins starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen is in "a holding pattern" after having to cut a bullpen session short on Saturday. He likely won't pitch in a major league game for a while.

Fantasy Impact: Manager Don Mattingly said the Marlins "really can't count on him in the near future" which bodes poorly for Chen, who has been pitching through an injured UCL. Tommy John Surgery may be in the lefty's near future.


Miami Marlins starting pitcher Adam Conley was demoted to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday. (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Conley was blown up on Monday and won't get a chance to redeem himself at the big league level for a while. He'll head down to New Orleans to work on things and likely be back in the Marlins rotation this summer. Conley was expected by many to be the best pitcher in the rotation this season, but he's struggled mightily and might need a Triple-A trip to reset and get back to the form that made him an effective starter in 2016.


Derek Dietrich started at third base and batted seventh on Monday night, as he is likely to see everyday duties at third base now that Martin Prado has been placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. Dietrich went 1-for-3 with a strikeout Monday, and he is now hitting .230 through his first 61 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Dietrich doesn't have much value outside of deeper NL-only leagues, but he has been a serviceable option in such leagues in the past when given everyday playing time. His biggest value is positional eligibility, as he is eligible at first base, second base, and third base in most leagues, and he has had outfield eligibility in the past, as well. He does not hit lefties well, however, and will likely head to the bench often when the team faces a southpaw.


Marin Prado was placed on the 10-day disabled list by the Miami Marlins on Monday after aggravating a hamstring injury. Infielder J.T. Riddle has been recalled to take his place on the roster. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Prado began the year on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, and now he heads back there with the same injury. The Marlins are likely to take it slow with Prado's recovery this time around, so it is certainly possible that he misses more than the required 10 days. Monitor his situation going forward, but expect him to be unavailable for at least the next two weeks, if not longer.


Miami Marlins starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne, called up from Triple-A New Orleans for a spot start against the Mets, was awful, pitching 4 2/3 innings while allowing eight runs on five hits and four walks.

Fantasy Impact: Only three of the runs were earned against Despaigne, but it was still an awful showing for a Major League Baseball pitcher. The Marlins have two of their starting pitchers hurt and on the disabled list. For a team that was expected to be bad even with everyone at full strength, the injury bug could make for a very long season for the Fish.


Miami Marlins relief pitcher Brad Ziegler absolutely imploded on Friday, allowing five runs on six hits without recording an out.

Fantasy Impact: Ziegler had been excellent this season and may have been due for a bad outing, but yikes. Of course, Don Mattingly left him in for way too long, so this isn't fully on Ziegler.


Miami Marlins relief pitcher David Phelps pitched a scoreless inning on Thursday, walking one but not allowing a hit.

Fantasy Impact: After a very rough few appearances to open the season, Phelps looks like he's gotten it together and has been contributing solid innings out of the bullpen. He's a decent option in holds leagues.


Miami Marlins relief pitcher Kyle Barraclough tossed two scoreless innings on Saturday, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out one.

Fantasy Impact: Barraclough usually only pitches one inning per game, but he was called upon for two this time and did well.