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Gary Sanchez had a terrible day at the dish on Sunday. Sanchez went 0-for-5 and left four runners on base.

Fantasy Impact: Sanchez isn't living up to the hype he came into the season with. He's batting .265 on the year and has 14 home runs. He's a solid catcher and should be kept on your team, despite not living up to the hype.

Brett Gardner went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBIs in a 6-4 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Brett Gardner on the season is hitting .256 with 17 homers and 45 RBIs. The leadoff blast off Seattle starter Yovani Gallardo allowed the outfielder to tie his career high in home runs with his 17th shot of the season. For the time being, Gardner appears to still be in the main outfield alignment with Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge despite his recent struggles at the plate, although things could change once Aaron Hicks (oblique) returns to the fray.

Didi Gregorius hit a pair of solo homers in Sunday's win. He finished 2-for-5 with the solo shots.

Fantasy Impact: Gregorius extended his hitting streak to six games Sunday. He's collected 12 hits over that stretch to raise his average to .304 on the season. He now has 14 homers and two stolen bases.

Aroldis Chapman allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning against the Mariners. Chapman had a strikeout and no walks while earning the Yankees' first series win since June 11. He has a 3.51 ERA and 1.48 WHIP this season.

Fantasy Impact: This was Chapman's 11th save of the season and third of the road trip to open the second half. He still has a 4.32 ERA and 1.92 WHIP in July and cannot be relied upon as a top-five RP. The strikeouts are down a bit as well, as he only has 10 strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings this month.

David Robertson bounces back

Sun, Jul 23rd 7:11pm EDT
By Chris Zolli


After giving up a tie-breaking home run on Saturday, David Robertson pitched a perfect eighth inning on Sunday. Robertson struck out one and will likely alternate eighth inning duties with Dellin Betances. He has a 2.72 ERA and 0.91 WHIP this season.

Fantasy Impact: While Robertson does not have the upside of saves anymore, he can still be an effective option in saves plus holds leagues. He does not have the strikeout upside of Betances, but his 0.91 WHIP is elite. Robertson has allowed just one run in eight innings this month and has allowed three walks in his last 10 appearances.

Dellin Betances had three scoreless outings in Seattle over the weekend, capped by a perfect outing on Sunday. Betances struck out one batter on Sunday. He has a 2.62 ERA and 1.31 WHIP this season.

Fantasy Impact: Betances now has seven consecutive scoreless appearances and has seen his ERA dip from 3.12 after allowing four runs in Houston on July 1. He has also walked only one batter over that time frame, solid considering that he had walked 10 batters in his previous four appearances. A refined focus on control makes Betances a top-20 RP once again.

Caleb Smith allowed four runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Mariners on Sudnay. Smith walked one and struck out two, failing in an attempt to win a rotation spot. He has a 8.10 ERA in 6 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Smith lost his first MLB appearance and then allowed four runs in the fourth inning against the Mariners today. He still has seven strikeouts over his two appearances, but he will likely stay in the bullpen or Triple-A. Fantasy owners should not invest in Smith.

CC Sabathia limits Mariners

Sun, Jul 23rd 2:57pm EDT
By Chris Zolli


CC Sabathia allowed one run on four hits in five innings against the Mariners on Friday. Sabathia walked three and struck out five, but earned his seventh win in his last eight appearances. He has a 3.44 ERA this season and will face the Rays in New York on July 27.

Fantasy Impact: Sabathia has allowed one earned run in 11 innings over his last two starts after allowing four earned runs in 2 2/3 innings in his first start off of the disabled list on July 4. Even after missing nearly a month, Sabathia leads the Yankees with nine wins and his 3.44 ERA and 1.28 WHIP are his best since 2012. Sabathia is 2-0 against the Rays this season, allowing just one earned run in 10 innings, but is 3-1 with a 5.29 at home this season.

Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings against the Mariners on Saturday. Tanaka struck out six and did not walk a batter, allowing two home runs. He has a 5.37 ERA this season and will face the Rays in New York on July 28.

Fantasy Impact: Tanaka's month of July is an odd one for sure, as he has 28 strikeouts and just two walks in 25 innings, but is 1-2 with a 4.68 ERA. Five home runs in his last three starts explain a lot of his issues, as his 26 home runs allowed this season are a career-high. Tanaka has faced the Rays twice this season, going 0-2 with a 13.76 ERA and five home runs allowed.

Clint Frazier went 2-for-5 in a 6-5 loss in 10 innings to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Clint Frazier on the season is hitting .304 with three homers and eight RBIs. He has been on a tear of late as he has hit .345 during the last seven days. He should continue to see playing time with the struggling Jacoby Ellsbury and Aaron Hicks on the DL.

The Yankees placed Starlin Castro on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday with an injured right hamstring. The team recalled Tyler Wade to take Castro's spot on the roster. (Source: USA Today)

Fantasy Impact: Castro, who had just come off the disabled list on July 15th for an injury to the right hamstring, hurt himself running out a ground ball on Wednesday. In light of how quickly Castro re-injured the hamstring, the Yankees will likely take this injury very slowly. Castro owners should expect a lengthy absence and look for a replacement.

Aaron Judge went 1-for-2 with a three run homer and four RBIs in a 5-1 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Judge on the season is hitting .313 with 31 homers and 72 RBIs. He has struggled after the All Star break, but appears he is starting to hit again. Overall he is hitting .254 in the month of July and .179 during the last seven days.

Todd Frazier got his first start for the Yankees on Thursday playing 3B and batting seventh. He went 1-for-4 with a run during the 4-1 victory over the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: With Frazier playing 3B, Chase Headley moved across the diamond over to 1B. Frazier is 1-for-6 since joining the Yankees and could be moved around the batting order until manager Joe Girardi finds the right spot for the 31-year-old veteran slugger.

Luis Severino blanks Mariners

Fri, Jul 21st 6:24am EDT
By Chris Zolli


Luis Severino allowed eight hits in seven scoreless innings against the Mariners on Thursday. Severino struck out six and walked one, earning his sixth win. He has a 3.21 ERA and will face the Reds in New York on July 26.

Fantasy Impact: Severino now has seven quality starts in his last 10 starts, walking two batters or fewer and striking out five batters or more in each of his last 10 starts. He has added two double-digit strikeout performances in that time span and has 146 strikeouts and 30 walks in 120 2/3 innings this season. Severino has never faced the Reds and is 3-3 with a 3.88 ERA at home this season.

Jordan Montgomery allowed six runs on seven hits in six innings against the Twins on Wednesday. Montgomery walked one and struck out three, allowing six runs in the second inning. He has a 4.09 ERA this season and will face the Reds in New York on July 25.

Fantasy Impact: This is the fourth straight start where Montgomery did not strike out five batters and the second time that he allowed five runs or more. He still has a decent 1.27 WHIP this season, striking out 93 batters in 101 1/3 innings. Montgomery has never faced the Reds, but he is 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA at home this season.

Ronald Torreyes went 3-for-4 and scored a run as the Yankees beat the Twins 6-3 on Tuesday night. He played 2B as Starlin Castro nurses a sore hamstring

Fantasy Impact: Torreyes continues to play all over the infield as needed and can be a sneaky bargain in DFS play if the matchup is right

Chase Headley went 1-for-4 with one RBI as the Yankees beat the Twins 6-3 on Tuesday night. The Yankees also aquired White Sox 3B/1B Todd Frazier, who could eat into Headley 's playing time going forward.

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees need for first base production could be the only thing keeping Headley on the field as this shakes out. The Yankees moving Headley before the trade deadline wouldn't be a big shocker

Luis Cessa allowed three runs on four hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Twins on Tuesday. Cessa walked four and struck out two in his fourth start of the season. He has a 4.61 ERA this season.

Fantasy Impact: Cessa and Bryan Mitchell will get the first shot at Michael Pineda's vacant rotation spot and Cessa has done nothing to earn the role. He has now pitched poorly in each of his four starts this season, lasting no more than five innings, and has 11 walks and 19 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings this season. Manager Joe Girardi said that Cessa will get another start, but he should be kept on the waiver wire.

After receiving a second opinion, Michael Pineda has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery. Last week, Pineda was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. (Source: Yankees on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was ultimately expected, and now Pineda will miss all of this season and likely a majority of the 2018 campaign as he recovers from surgery. It's disappointing as he showed promise, despite continued inconsistency, this season.

Bryan Mitchell good through five

Tue, Jul 18th 8:09am EDT
By Chris Zolli


Bryan Mitchell allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings against the Twins on Monday. Mitchell struck out two and walked two, making a start for Michael Pineda. He has a 4.29 ERA this season and his next start has not been scheduled yet.

Fantasy Impact: With Pineda on the disabled list for the remainder of the season, Mitchell and Luis Cessa will get the first shot at a rotation spot. While Cessa had a 5.93 ERA in three starts replacing CC Sabathia earlier this season, Mitchell fared well in Minnesota. Either Mitchell or Cessa have to also feel pressure from Chance Adams (who has a 1.94 ERA in the minors this season), causing more instability at the back end of the Yankees' rotation.

Garrett Cooper went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored on Monday night's 4-2 loss to the Twins. He had been 1-for-10 as a Yankee entering the game.

Fantasy Impact: Cooper can take hold of the First Base job that no one has stepped up to grab since Greg Bird went down with an ankle injury.