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Jonathan Lucroy, C, MIL7/6/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Just a routine day off for the catcher. Lucroy is hitting .250 with one homer and 16 RBI in 43 games.
Clint Robinson, 1B, WASHot7/6/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: In case you haven't been paying attention, Nationals outfielder Clint Robinson has been pretty hot over the past three weeks.
Insight: Robinson is hitting .297 with four home runs and 12 RBI and a .939 OPS over the past 19 games (18 starts). He'll bat fifth in the Nats lineup on Monday.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT7/6/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison is expected to miss up to six weeks with a torn thumb ligament.
Insight: he injured it sliding into second base on Sunday. When will players lear to slid feet first? Jung-Ho Kang will likely be the full-time starter at third base.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC7/6/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan make a rare leadoff appearance on Monday agains the Cardinals.
Insight: Might have something to do with his .571 batting average (8-for-14) against Cardinals right-hander John Lackey. Coghlan is hitting .254 with eight home runs,19 RBI and 32 runs this season. He should be given a spot in your lineup.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KAN7/6/2015 3:40:00 PM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas will be unavailable for a few days due to a family emergency.
Insight: Moustakas is having a very good season, hitting .301 with seven home runs and 31 RBI, 39 runs and a .793 OPS, though he's batting just .118 in five July games.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT7/6/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians and is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Marte hurt something on the left side on a swing and miss in the fourth inning. He was pointing to his side when the trainer came out to talk to him. Marte has been a very good fantasy option this season, batting .281 with 13 HR, 48 RBI, 44 runs and 16 steals. We await further word, but a trip to the disabled list is certainly possible.
James Loney, 1B, TAM7/6/2015 10:09:00 AM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney is just 2-for-15 (.133) against Royals scheduled starter Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Loney and everyone else in this game should be avoided as the chance of a rain out apeear to be above 90 percent. Look elsewhere on Monday.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG7/6/2015 10:04:00 AM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is just 1-for-13 (.077) against Mets starter Jonathan Niese.
Insight: Pagan seems to be struggling with his knees. He's now hitting .268 with 19 RBI and 26 runs in 289 at-bats this season. He was a key hitter early this season for the Giants, but after batting .341 in April and .275 in May he batted just .181 in June. Avoid.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, DET7/6/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is 10-for-24 (.417) with three homers and six RBI versus Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: Cespedes is having his best season since his rookie year, batting a career-high .292 with 10 homers, 44 RBI, 46 runs and an .800 OPS. He hit safely in each game of the weekend series with the Blue Jays, so jump on this favorable matchup.
Melky Cabrera, LF, CWS7/6/2015 9:58:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera is a stunning 17-for-30 (.567) with a pair of homers and a 1.467 OPS versus Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Cabrera is hitting .259 with three home runs and 30 RBI in 309 at-bats this season which isn't really fantasy worthy, but he's worth a flier on Monday.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL7/6/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward is 8-for-15 (.533) against Cubs left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: For his career he's a .230 hitter vs. lefties and a .278 hitter against right-handers, but in 2015 the numbers are completely reversed. He's batting .349 against southpaws (63 at-bats) and .260 against right-handers.
Matt Kemp, OF, SDPCold7/6/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp should be avoided at all costs on Monday.
Insight: Kemp is an ugly 0-for-11 with eight strikeouts versus Pirates starter A.J. Burnett. It's also likely to rain in Pittsburgh on Monday.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP7/6/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is a career 8-for-16 with a pair of home runs and a 1.556 OPS versus Pittsburgh right-hander A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Two things will work against this favorable matchup. The first is Burnett is pitching as well as anytime in his career (7-3, 2.05 ERA, 1.22 WHIP). The second is the very good chance that this game will be either delayed or cancelled by rain.
Miguel Gonzalez, SP, BAL7/5/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez threw six innings and allowed just one run on four hits in the, 9-1, victory over the White Sox on Sunday.
Insight: Gonzalez also struck out three and walked one. He is 7-5 with a 3.87 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 67 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings this season.
Melky Cabrera, LF, CWS7/5/2015 6:10:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the loss to the Orioles on Sunday.
Insight: Cabrera drove in the only Chicago run in the, 9-1, loss. He is hitting .259 with three home runs and 30 RBI in 309 at-bats this season.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL7/5/2015 6:09:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a walk in the, 9-1, victory over the White Sox on Sunday.
Insight: Jones had an RBI-double in the first. He is hitting .286 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 276 at-bats this year.
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS7/5/2015 6:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan was 3-for-3 with two RBI in the, 5-4, victory over the Astros on Sunday.
Insight: Hanigan had a two-run single in the second to score the game's first run. He also had an RBI-single in the sixth. Hanigan is hitting .242 with three extra-base hits and seven RBI in 66 at-bats this season.
Carlos Correa, SS, HOU7/5/2015 6:05:00 PM
Description: Astros prospect Carlos Correa was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run in the loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.
Insight: Correa hit another home run, which was his seventh in 108 at-bats at the major league level. He is hitting .315 with 19 RBI and 167 runs as well.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS7/5/2015 6:04:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez hit the game-winning homer in the, 5-4, victory over the Astros on Sunday.
Insight: Ramirez's two-run bomb in the seventh gave Boston a one-run lead, which they were able to hold onto. Ramirez is hitting .277 with 18 home runs and 43 RBI in 271 at-bats this season.
Mat Latos, SP, MIA7/5/2015 5:21:00 PM
Description: Marlins starter Mat Latos pitched well, allowed just one run on seven hits in seven innings, but he lost to the Cubs, 2-0.
Insight: It's too bad because Latos rarely pitches this well, however, the Marlins offense failed to show up. Latos also struck out seven and walked two in the loss. He is 3-6 with a 4.90 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 67 strikeouts in 75 1/3 innings this season.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC7/5/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan scored Chicago's first run and then drove in the second in the, 2-0, victory over the Marlins on Sunday.
Insight: Coghlan scored on a wild pitch in the first. Then, he had an RBI-single in the eighth. Coghlan is hitting .254 with eight home runs and 19 RBI in 236 at-bats this season.
Kyle Hendricks, SP, CHC7/5/2015 5:18:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings in the, 2-0, victory over the Marlins on Sunday.
Insight: Hendricks allowed just five hits, struck out six and walked one. He is 4-4 with a 3.82 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 92 innings this season.
Matt Kemp, OF, SDP7/5/2015 5:15:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp drove in the only run for the Padres in the, 3-1, loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
Insight: Kemp was 1-for-4 in the game with an RBI-single in the third. He is hitting .241 with six home runs and 42 RBI in 323 at-bats this season.
Thomas Pham, CF, STL7/5/2015 5:15:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Thomas Pham was the star on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a double and home run in the, 3-1, victory over the Padres.
Insight: St. Louis is just incredible. They seem to bring guys in off the street, and they immediately become big contributors. Pham had a two-run homer in the third to give the Cardinals the lead, and then he hit an RBI-double to add an insurance run in the fifth. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on Pham.
Lance Lynn, SP, STL7/5/2015 5:13:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Lance Lynn allowed just one unearned run on three hits in seven innings against the Padres on Sunday.
Insight: Lynn also struck out eight and walked three in the victory. He is 6-4 with a 2.53 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 97 strikeouts in 92 1/3 innings this season.
Danny Duffy, SP, KAN7/5/2015 5:10:00 PM
Description: Royals pitcher Danny Duffy allowed two runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings on Sunday versus the Twins.
Insight: Duffy received a no-decision, and the Royals won, 3-2, on a walk-off double. Duffy only struck out one and walked three, so owners can't be happy with that. Owners are also not happy with his 5.14 ERA in 56 innings this season.
Ervin Santana, SP, ATL7/5/2015 5:09:00 PM
Description: Twins pitcher Ervin Santana made his season debut on Sunday and pitched well versus the Royals.
Insight: Major league baseball suspended Santana 80 games for a PED violation, so this was his first start. Santana allowed two runs on three hits in eight innings. He also struck out eight and walked two. He immediately become the best fantasy asset in the Twins rotation.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN7/5/2015 5:06:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a walk-off double as Kansas City beat Minnesota, 3-2, on Sunday.
Insight: Hosmer was 1-for-3 with a walk in the victory. He knocked in Lorenzo Cain with the double in the ninth. Hosmer is hitting .287 with eight home runs and 41 RBI in 286 at-bats this season.
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT7/5/2015 5:02:00 PM
Description: Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole picked up his league-leading 12th victory in the, 5-3, win over the Indians on Sunday.
Insight: Cole didn't look sharp early, allowing three runs on five hits in the first three innings, but he retired the last 16 batters he faced. The Pirates scored five runs in the fifth and that was all Cole needed after he settled down. Cole is 12-3 with a 2.28 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 113 strikeouts in 110 1/3 innings this season.
Cole Hamels, SP, PHI7/5/2015 5:00:00 PM
Description: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels threw seven scoreless innings in his no-decision versus the Braves on Sunday.
Insight: Hamels allowed six hits and struck out six with no walks in his seven frames, but Philadelphia didn't score a run until the 10th. Hamels' days in Philadelphia could be numbers. He is 5-6 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 119 strikeouts in 113 1/3 innings this season.
Shelby Miller, SP, ATL7/5/2015 4:58:00 PM
Description: Braves right-hander Shelby Miller pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings in the loss to the Phillies on Sunday.
Insight: Miller received no run support as Atlanta fell to Philadelphia in 10 innings, 4-0. Miller yielded seven hits, two walks and struck out eight in his 6 1/3 frames. He is 5-4 with a 2.07 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 88 strikeouts in 108 2/3 innings this season.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI7/5/2015 4:53:00 PM
Description: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the, 4-0, victory over the Braves on Sunday.
Insight: Ruiz doubled in two runs in the 10th to give the Phillies a, 3-0, lead. He came around to score on Freddy Galvis' single. Ruiz is hitting .223 with eight extra-base hits and 15 RBI in 179 at-bats this season.
Adam Lind, DH, MIL7/5/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Adam Lind went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the, 6-1, victory over the Reds on Sunday.
Insight: Lind had an RBI-single in the fifth and then hit a two-run homer in the seventh. Lind has solid numbers, slashing .298/.373/.518 with 14 home runs and 51 RBI. He will likely be a great addition to a contending team at the deadline.
Mike Leake, SP, CIN7/5/2015 4:49:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Mike Leake had a quality start, but he took the loss on Sunday versus the Brewers.
Insight: Leake allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings, but Cincinnati lost, 6-1. Leake also walked three and struck out four. He is 5-5 with a 4.39 ERA.
Taylor Jungmann, SP, MIL7/5/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers pitcher Taylor Jungmann allowed just one run on four hits in eight innings against the Reds on Sunday.
Insight: Jungmann also walked two and struck out four in the, 6-1, victory. He is 3-1 with a 2.43 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 37 innings this season.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM7/5/2015 4:45:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was 2-for-4 with two runs in the, 8-1, victory over the Yankees on Sunday.
Insight: Longoria had a single and a double. He scored on James Loney's single in the first and Logan Forsythe's single in the eighth. Longoria is hitting .277 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 292 at-bats this year.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY7/5/2015 4:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez hit a solo bomb in the loss to the Rays on Sunday.
Insight: New York lost, 8-1, so Rodriguez was response for the Yankees only run. A-Rod is batting .284 with 16 homers and 47 RBI in 271 at-bats this year.
Erasmo Ramirez, SP, TAM7/5/2015 4:42:00 PM
Description: Rays right-hander Erasmo Ramirez allowed just one run on six hits in six innings against the Yankees on Sunday.
Insight: Behind the strong start, Tampa Bay beat New York, 8-1. Ramirez did walk three batters and struck out three. The only run he allowed was an Alex Rodriguez solo bomb. Ramirez is 7-3 with a 3.80 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 61 strikeouts in 73 1/3 innings this season.
Michael Bourn, CF, CLE7/5/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn was 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored in the loss to the Pirates on Sunday.
Insight: Bourn singled in the game's first run in the second and came around to score after he stole second and advanced to third on a Chris Stewart throwing error. Bourn is hitting .235 with 10 extra-base hits, 18 RBI and 22 runs in 226 at-bats this season.
Mark Melancon, RP, PIT7/5/2015 4:37:00 PM
Description: Pirates closer Mark Melancon recorded his league-leading 27th save in the, 5-3, victory over the Indians on Sunday.
Insight: Pittsburgh continues to roll as they move 13 games over .500 for the first time this season, and Melancon has been right in the thick of the team's success. The Pirates closer still hasn't allowed an earned run since May 11. Melancon supports a 1.58 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 40 innings.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR7/5/2015 4:35:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista was on base three times and hit a laser home run off Justin Verlander in the, 10-5, victory over the Tigers.
Insight: Baustista was 1-for-3 with two walks, two RBI and two runs. His two-run homer got into the left field seats in what seemed like under a second. Bautista is hitting .246 with 17 home runs and 57 RBI in 256 at-bats this season.
Justin Verlander, SP, DET7/5/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander was absolutely shelled in his third start of the season.
Insight: Verlander was cruising through the first four innings, but he then allowed six runs in the seventh, which included allowing two home runs. Verlander's final line was five innings, seven runs, seven hits, five strikeouts and two walks. He is 0-2 with a horrible 6.75 ERA this season.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR7/5/2015 4:31:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis led Toronto with three RBI in the, 10-5, victory over the Tigers on Sunday.
Insight: Travis was 2-for-3 with a double and run scored in addition to the three RBI. Travis now has a seven-game hitting streak. He is hitting .297 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 165 at-bats this season.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS7/5/2015 3:15:00 PM
Description: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is headed back to the disabled list.
Insight: Washington is placing Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list due to a left oblique strain. It's too bad because he was beginning to hit his stride since returning from his last disabled list stint. The Nationals have not announced who will replace Strasburg in the rotation, but with the off day on Thursday, they can wait until after the All-Star break.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT7/5/2015 2:46:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Sunday's game against the Cleveland Indians.
Insight: Marte hurt himself on a swing and miss in the fourth inning. He was pointing to his side when the trainer came out to talk to him. Marte stayed in the game for two more swings and then took himself out. Gregory Polanco will replace Marte in left field.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL7/5/2015 2:21:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is not in the lineup versus the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Insight: He is just getting the day off. Daniel Descalso is starting at third base in his place.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT7/5/2015 1:09:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is not in Sunday's lineup.
Insight: Polanco usually plays versus right-handed pitchers, but he could be sitting because Indians starter Danny Salazar has allowed lefties to hit only .236 against him as opposed to the .260 average right-handers hit versus Salazar. Josh Harrison is starting in right field and Jung-Ho Kang is at third base Sunday.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL7/5/2015 1:05:00 PM
Description: Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is not in the lineup for Sunday's game versus the White Sox.
Insight: Wieters has been getting a lot of days off since returning from his Tommy John surgery. Caleb Joseph will start on Sunday.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHCHot7/5/2015 1:04:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Mike Baxter is starting at first base. Rizzo is receiving some rest before the big series with the Cardinals next week.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP7/5/2015 1:04:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is not in the lineup against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Insight: It's just a day of rest. Will Venable will start in left field.
Salvador Perez, C, KAN7/5/2015 1:03:00 PM
Description: Royals catcher Salvador Perez is not in the lineup versus the Twins on Sunday.
Insight: Perez is getting a rare day off. Drew Butera will start.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE7/5/2015 1:01:00 PM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes is getting Sunday off in Pittsburgh.
Insight: Gomes has been playing well in the series, but the Indians want him to have a break. Roberto Perez will start behind the dish on Sunday.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN7/5/2015 1:00:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is not in the lineup on Sunday.
Insight: Hamilton is just getting the day off. Jason Bourgeois is playing center field while Hamilton rests.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL7/5/2015 12:59:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in the lineup on Sunday.
Insight: Gomez left Saturday's game after he was hit in the left wrist by a pitch. X-rays were negative, so he must just be sore. Consider him day-to-day.
Patrick Corbin, SP, ARI7/5/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Arizona starter Patrick Corbin made his season debut on Independence Day and allowed just two runs on eight hits in five innings.
Insight: He also struck out three and walked none in the, 7-3, victory. Expect Corbin to be introduced slowly back into the game, but he is fantasy relevant. Corbin was 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA and 1.166 WHIP in 2013.
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, COL7/5/2015 10:09:00 AM
Description: Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run in the loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Insight: LeMahieu's big night snapped a 0-for-14 streak that he went through in the previous four games. LeMahieu is hitting .300 with four home runs and 34 RBI in 287 at-bats this season.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI7/5/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the, 7-3, victory over the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Pollock had a two-run double in the fourth, which put Arizona ahead for good. Pollock has been stellar this season with a .304 average, 10 home runs, 38 RBI, 53 runs and 18 stolen bases in 312 at-bats this year.
C.J. Cron, 1B, ANA7/5/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Angels DH C.J. Cron picked up six RBI in the, 13-0, victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Cron was 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two-run double. He picked up the last RBI on a sacrifice fly. Cron is hitting just .216, though, with three home runs and 14 RBI in 125 at-bats this season.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX7/5/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games.
Insight: Fielder was 1-for-4 on Independence Day although the Rangers lost, 13-0. Fielder is slashing .346/.413/.522 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI in 312 at-bats this season.
Hector Santiago, SP, ANA7/5/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Angels starter Hector Santiago threw seven shutout innings in the, 13-0, victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Santiago allowed just three hits, struck out three and walked one in the victory. He is 5-4 with a 2.40 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 91 strikeouts in 101 1/3 innings this season.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN7/5/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier had four hits in the loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Insight: It was a nice day for the batting average, but it didn't produce any runs for Frazier, who had two doubles and two singles. He is slashing .289/.348/.610 with 25 home runs and 54 RBI this season.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL7/5/2015 9:57:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura had three hits, an RBI and run in the, 7-3, victory over the Reds on Saturday.
Insight: Segura was 2-for-3 with an RBI-single in the fifth. He came around to score in the same frame on a Jonathan Lucroy walk. Segura is hitting .264 with 12 extra-base hits and 24 RBI in 261 at-bats this season.
Marlon Byrd, RF, CIN7/5/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd was 2-for-4 with two RBI in the loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Insight: Byrd hit a solo shot in the second for the game's first run and then picked up an RBI-single in the sixth. He is hitting .240 with 14 home runs and 32 RBI in 221 at-bats this season.
Adam Lind, DH, MIL7/5/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: Brewers first baseman Adam Lind was 2-for-3 with a home run in the, 7-3, victory over the Reds on Saturday.
Insight: Lind hit a solo homer to tie the game at one in the fourth. Milwaukee then scored six runs in the fifth. Lind is hitting .295 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI in 268 at-bats this season. He will likely be a great addition to a contending team at the deadline.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS7/5/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit his second home run in as many games on Saturday versus the Mets.
Insight: Apparently Gonzalez likes hitting his homers in bunches. He hit eight of his 15 home runs this season in April. Hopefully Gonzalez is about to go on another hot streak like that.
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM7/5/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Mets right-hander Matt Harvey went five innings and allowed three runs in the loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Insight: Harvey was uncharactistically wild, walking five batters. He also allowed seven hits and struck out four. Harvey is 7-6 with a 3.11 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 100 strikeouts in 104 1/3 innings this season.
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC7/5/2015 9:43:00 AM
Description: Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler was 1-for-3 with an RBI, two runs and a walk in the, 7-2, victory over the Marlins on Saturday.
Insight: Fowler walked with the bases loaded in the second to push across a run. That was the only score the Cubs had that Kris Bryant didn't drive in during the victory. Fowler is hitting .232 with eight home runs and 23 RBI in 298 at-bats this season.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA7/5/2015 9:41:00 AM
Description: Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria hit a double to drive in a run in the, 7-2, loss to the Marlins on Saturday.
Insight: Hechavarria was 2-for-5 with the RBI. He is hitting .288 with four home runs and 33 RBI in 288 at-bats this season.
Cameron Maybin, CF, ATL7/5/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Braves center fielder Cameron Maybin had three hits, including a home run, two RBI and three runs in the, 9-5, victory over the Phillies on Saturday.
Insight: Maybin was 3-for-5 with a solo home run in the second and RBI-single in the fourth. Maybin is hitting .295 with seven home runs and 39 RBI in 251 at-bats this season.
Darin Ruf, RF, PHI7/5/2015 9:37:00 AM
Description: Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf hit a three-run homer in the loss to the Braves on Saturday.
Insight: Ruf was 1-for-4 with the home run, which came in the fifth and somewhat made a game of it. Philadelphia lost, 9-5. Ruf is hitting .229 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 118 at-bats this season.
Alex Wood, SP, ATL7/5/2015 9:35:00 AM
Description: Braves left-hander Alex Wood threw six innings and allowed four runs on 10 hits in the victory over the Phillies on Saturday.
Insight: Wood also walked two and struck out four. He is 6-5 with a 3.34 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 74 strikeouts in 99 2/3 innings this season.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN7/5/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe had three hits, an RBI and run scored in the, 5-3, victory over the Royals on Saturday.
Insight: Plouffe scored in the first inning on Aaron Hicks' groundout and then had an RBI-triple in the fifth. Plouffe is hitting .254 with 10 home runs and 43 RBI in 291 at-bats this season.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN7/5/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk in the, 5-3, loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Insight: Cain had a two-run single in the fifth to cut the Twins lead in half, 4-2. The Royals added another run in the fifth to pull within one, but they were unable to tie the game. Cain is batting .309 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 272 at-bats this season.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK7/5/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist had both RBI in the, 2-0, victory over the Mariners on Saturday.
Insight: Zobrist was 1-for-3, picking up the two RBI with a single in the first and then a sacrifice fly in the seventh. Zobrist is hitting .261 with five home runs, 31 RBI and 34 runs in 176 at-bats this year.
Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA7/5/2015 9:25:00 AM
Description: Mariners ace Felix Hernandez took his fifth loss of the season on Saturday versus the Athletics.
Insight: Hernandez pitched seven solid innings, but the Seattle offense didn't score him any runs. He allowed two runs on 10 hits with two walks and six strikeouts in the, 2-0, loss. Hernandez is 10-5 with a 3.02 ERA.
Jhonny Peralta, SS, STL7/5/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta had the game-winning RBI in the eighth to lift the Cardinals to a, 2-1, victory over the Padres on Saturday.
Insight: Peralta will likely be the starting shortstop on the National League All-Star team when baseball announces the starters on Sunday. He is hitting .301 with 11 home runs and 42 RBI in 299 at-bats.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS7/5/2015 9:19:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had two hits and scored two runs in the, 3-2, victory over the Orioles on Saturday.
Insight: Abreu had a double and a triple, scoring his runs in the first and fifth innings. Abreu is hitting .294 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI in 293 at-bats this year.
Luis Valbuena, 3B, HOU7/5/2015 9:14:00 AM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.
Insight: The two hits moved Valbuena's batting average over .200. He has 19 homers, so if he could get that average up about 30-40 more points, he would have a lot more fantasy value.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY7/5/2015 9:11:00 AM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez had an RBI-single in the, 3-2, victory over the Rays on July 4th.
Insight: Rodriguez picked up his RBI in the first inning for the game's first run. The Yankees won on a walk-off for the second day in a row, but this one was a little less dramatic than Brian McCann's 12th-inning bomb on Friday. Pinch runner Jose Pirela scored on a throwing error to win the game.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT7/5/2015 9:07:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker drove in the only run of the, 1-0, victory over the Indians on Saturday.
Insight: Walker was 1-for-4 with the RBI-single. He has eight RBI in the last five games. Walker also has a eight game hitting streak. He is batting .277 with six home runs and 31 RBI in 274 at-bats this year.
Chris Colabello, 1B, TOR7/5/2015 9:04:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello was 2-for-4 with a home run in the loss to the Tigers on Saturday.
Insight: Colabello hit a two-run homer in the ninth, but Toronto still lost, 8-3. He had two RBI and a run scored in the loss. Colabello is hitting .335 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 194 at-bats this season.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN7/4/2015 11:03:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer provided most of the offense Saturday night, knocked out four hits including his fifth homer of the season.
Insight: He is hitting .272 with five home runs and 41RBI this season. That's about what fantasy owners have come to expect. Unfortunately, as a 1B, not a catcher, the numbers are ordinary.
Zack Greinke, SP, LOSHot7/4/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Dodgers starter Zack Greinke was at his best Saturday, going seven innings and yielding just four harmless hits.
Insight: Greinke is 7-2 with a miniscule 1.48 ERA. It should be hard to deny him a spot on the All-Star team given his performance this season.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC7/4/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant exploded for a pair of homers and six RBI, all in the first two innings of the game.
Insight: Bryant has 12 home runs with 49 RBI and a .278 average this season and is a top candidate for NL rookie of the year.
Kendall Graveman, RP, OAKHot7/4/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman won a hard-earned victory outdueling King Felix for his sixth win against four losses.
Insight: Graveman went seven shut out innings, yielding five hits. He is now 6-4 with a 3.16 ERA.
Cody Anderson, RP, CLEHot7/4/2015 6:47:00 PM
Description: Indians rookie Cody Anderson pitched another gem on Saturday, his third straight game of one run or less.
Insight: Anderson now owns a 0.76 ERA after hurling eight innings and yielding one run on six hits. Stop procrastinating and pick him up.
Jeff Locke, SP, PITHot7/4/2015 6:44:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke outdueled Cody Anderson, going eigth innings and giving up just two harmless hits.
Insight: Locke improved to 5-4 with a 4.15 ERA this season. After a slow start, Locke has yielded two runs or less in five straight games. It's time to jump on board while he's hot.
J.D. Martinez, OF, DETHot7/4/2015 5:50:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez hit his 22nd homer of the season as the Tigers cruised behind four early runs and David Price's pitching.
Insight: Martinez is hitting .284 with 22 home runs and 55 RBI this season and his bat will be particularly important over the next month and a half with Miguel Cabrera out of the lineup.
Mookie Betts, CF, BOSHot7/4/2015 5:45:00 PM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts continued his red-hot hitting with a pair of hits and three RBI on Saturday.
Insight: Betts has hit safely in 19 of the past 21 games to raise his batting average to .282 with nine home runs, 41 RBI and 43 runs and 13 steals.
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOSHot7/4/2015 5:42:00 PM
Description: Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz picked up another win to push his mark over .500 (7-6).
Insight: Buchholz was excellent in yielding six hits and one run over the nine innings. He's given up just one run in each of his last three games and three runs total in the last four to lower his ERA to 3.27. If he's still available, claim him.
Jeff Samardzija, SP, CWS7/4/2015 5:38:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija finally showed fantasy owners on Saturday what they have been looking for.
Insight: Samardzija went 7 2/3 IP and yielded just one run on three hits while striking out nine. Samardzija didn't get the win, but the team did, with the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth.
Manny Machado, 3B, BALHot7/4/2015 5:35:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who was a career 5-for-6 with a double and two homers against White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija heading into the contest, homered on Saturday.
Insight: Machado actually hit the homer off reliever Zach Putnam. He's batting .302 with 17 homers, 46 RBI and 52 runs in 10 games. That projects to career-best numbers in every category.
Carlos Martinez, SP, STL7/4/2015 5:32:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez threw 6 2/3 innings of solid baseball to reduce his ERA to 2.70.
Insight: Martinez, 9-3, didn't get the win, but his statistics are very good across the board - 1.23 WHIP and 100 strikeouts in 93 1/3 innings this season. At 23-years-old he's a great dynasty option to anchor your pitching staff for years to come.
David Price, SP, DETHot7/4/2015 4:12:00 PM
Description: Tigers starter David Price solidified his All-Star spot with his eighth win of the season against just two losses.
Insight: Price gave up just one run over seven innings and struck out seven batters. There are a lot of great choices for the All-Star rotation, but you can be sure Price will be part of it. He's got a stunning 2.54 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 107 Ks in 117 IP.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAM7/4/2015 4:10:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. hit his 15th homer of the season in the eighth inning to tie the game up.
Insight: Too bad he can't hit his weight or everyone would know his name. He's batting .213 with 33 RBI.
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY7/4/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees right hander Michael Pineda was on top of his game Saturday, going seven innings without yielding a run. He gave up five hits and struck out 10.
Insight: Unfortunately for his fantasy owners, the Yankees bullpen gave up a couple of runs and Pineda ended up with a no-decision. After a horrible outing against the Phillies on June 22, the right-hander has returned to form.
Madison Bumgarner, SP, SFG7/4/2015 3:15:00 PM
Description: Giants ace Madison Bumgarner got rocked early and often in an ugly loss to the Nationals.
Insight: Bumgarner allowed six runs on eight hits over five innings of work. Since he hadn't given up more than two runs in any of the last four starts lets just chalk this one up as one bad outing and not a trend.
Tanner Roark, SP, WAS7/4/2015 3:10:00 PM
Description: Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark picked up the win in relief of Stephen Strasburg and is the most likely candidate to start in his spot next week.
Insight: Roark went 4 1/3 innings yielding five hits and two runs. Don't forget he was a 15-game winner last season.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS7/4/2015 3:05:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper had his best day since missing time from the hamsrtring issue.
Insight: Harper went 3-for-4, missing the triple for the cycle, with a couple of RBI and runs scored. His home run was off a very tough left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS7/4/2015 1:20:00 PM
Description: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg pitched well, but was forced from the game with an apparent oblique injury.
Insight: The pitcher just can't stay healthy and pitcher every fifth day. Strasburg struck out three in 3 2/3 innings. The Nats will likely make Tanner Roark a starter for as long as Strasburg is sidelined.

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