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Tue Jun 1809:38Freddie Freeman Reaches Base Six TimesFreddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman recorded five walks and two runs scored during the team's 9-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. The veteran slugger also reached base when he recorded a single in his final plate appearance; the first time in his career, Freeman reached base six times. He is slashing .302/.412/.504 with 10 homers, 43 RBI, and 47 runs scored. Freeman has been lethal in June to opposing pitchers as he is hitting .373/.500/.725 with four homers, 10 RBI, and 15 runs scored, along with a 1.225 OPS. One of the elite players at his position, Freeman continues to be an easy plug-and-play for fantasy managers.
Source: Noah Camaras, Dodgers NationRotoBaller.com
Mon Jun 1709:46Jorge Soler Knocks In Four RunsJorge SolerRFCubsFree Agent
San Francisco Giants outfielder Jorge Soler finally got his bat going during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. The veteran slugger went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and four RBI in the blowout victory. It has been a slow start for Soler but the four RBI and three runs scored were both season highs for him. He's slashing .224/.309/.383 which isn't ideal but the Giants are committed to him as the everyday DH.
Source: mlb.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Jun 1607:06Charlie Morton Strikes Out Eight In Win On SaturdayCharlie MortonSPPiratesFree Agent
Atlanta Braves right-hander Charlie Morton turned in a quality start in a 9-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Morton tossed six innings of one-run ball while striking out eight and walking two to improve his record to 4-3 on the season. The 40-year-old hurler had it going on Saturday against his former team, picking up an impressive 22 swinging strikes in the start. Morton now has a 3.91 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 76 strikeouts over 72 2/3 innings of work in 2024. He will look to stay hot in his next scheduled start, which is set for Saturday against the New York Yankees on the road.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Jun 1607:00Marcell Ozuna Hits Two-Run HR SaturdayMarcell OzunaCFMarlinsFree Agent
Atlanta Braves DH Marcell Ozuna had a big night in a 9-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs, and two RBI to help power Atlanta to the win. The veteran's two-run homer off Ryan Pepiot came in the fifth inning and traveled 423 feet with an exit velocity of 105.8 MPH. Ozuna is having an excellent season for the Braves, hitting .327 with 20 homers, 43 runs, and 62 RBI across 254 at-bats. The 33-year-old should be locked into fantasy lineups as he has been red-hot at the plate of late, hitting .414 with two homers and seven RBI over his past seven contests.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Jun 1500:55Marcell Ozuna Crushes League-High 19th HomerMarcell OzunaCFMarlinsFree Agent
Atlanta Braves designated hitter Marcell Ozuna kept crushing it in Friday night's win over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays, crushing his league-leading 19th home run of the season with three RBI. Taking Rays right-hander Zack Littell deep during the opening frame, Ozuna hammered a three-run homer to right field to put the Braves ahead 3-1 early on Friday. The 33-year-old Dominican slugger has been stellar in 2024, slashing .321/.396/.610 with 60 RBI, 15 doubles, and 41 runs scored over 249 at-bats for the Braves as Atlanta's primary No. 3 batter. He's shaping up as one of the best picks out of the middle rounds of fantasy drafts this past spring. Well on his way to Arlington later this summer for the third All-Star nod of his career, Ozuna's .663 xSLG on Baseball Savant is somehow better than what he's actually slugging.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Jun 1209:49Freddie Freeman Joins Parade With Ninth HomerFreddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman put together a big performance in Tuesday's victory versus the Texas Rangers. The slugger went 3-for-4 on the evening with three runs and a solo home run. Freeman was one of five Dodgers to go yard in a 15-2 routing of the defending World Series champs. On the season, Freeman is now hitting .297 with nine homers, 41 RBI and three stolen bases. At age 34, Freeman has shown no issues of slowing down and hitting behind Mookie Betts and Shohei Ohtani may be the spot in any lineup in baseball. The veteran remains one of the safest and most consistent option at the first base position moving forward.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Jun 1200:42Zack Wheeler Earns Eighth Win Of Season TuesdayZack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler continued his stellar season in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Red Sox. Wheeler pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts. The 34-year-old has rebounded after a relatively pedestrian 2023 season and is now 8-3 with a 2.16 ERA, a 9.75 K/9 rate, and a 2.77 BB/9 rate in 14 starts and 87 2/3 IP. Wheeler's ability to pitch deep into games and rack up strikeouts has made him a top fantasy option once again while being backed by one of baseball's best offenses. He will face a tough matchup in his next projected start at the Orioles but continues to be a must-start fantasy option.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Jun 1200:36Giancarlo Stanton Crushes 16th Homer Of Season TuesdayGiancarlo StantonRFMarlinsFree Agent
New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton continued his improved offensive June in Tuesday's 10-1 win over the Royals. Stanton went 2-for-4 with a single, a solo home run, two RBI, and a strikeout. He was also hit by a pitch. The 34-year-old veteran's season batting average sits at a disappointing .229, but he has put together his best month of the season to this point. Stanton is slashing .250/.341/.528 with three HR and nine RBI in 36 June at-bats. He is still hitting the ball extremely hard despite his age and now has 16 HR and 38 RBI on the season. He may not be the fantasy contributor he once was, but Stanton is worth a roster spot in at least roto leagues where he should provide HR, runs, and RBI hitting in the middle of a strong Yankees lineup.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Wed Jun 1200:11Yimi Garcia Earns Four-Out Save TuesdayYimi GarcíaSPDodgersFree Agent
Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Yimi Garcia put the effort in to earn his fifth save of the season in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Brewers. Garcia entered the game in the bottom of the eighth inning up by two with two outs and runners on first and second. He got the third out with a strikeout and stayed on to pitch the ninth, delivering a 1-2-3 inning with two more strikeouts. The 33-year-old has served as the team's interim closer throughout the season while Jordan Romano (elbow) has served stints on the injured list. Garcia has now converted five of six save opportunities with a 1.98 ERA and a 12.18 K/9 rate in 27 1/3 innings of work. Garcia is the fantasy arm to roster from the Blue Jays' bullpen while Romano is on the IL.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Tue Jun 1100:18Craig Kimbrel Picks Up 15th Save On MondayCraig KimbrelRPBravesFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles closer Craig Kimbrel tossed a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 15th save of the season during Monday's 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. He issued one walk while striking out two. The veteran fireballer is now 15-for-18 in save opportunities on the season to go along with a 2.70 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 35.2 K%. He struggled to start the year, but he has now converted eight straight saves since the start of May. Kimbrel is still a top-10 closing option in fantasy on a team that garners plenty of save chances.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Mon Jun 1000:58Hector Neris Grabs Ninth SaveHéctor NerisRPPhilliesFree Agent
Chicago Cubs closer Hector Neris slammed the door on the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, pitching a perfect ninth inning to pick up his ninth save. Neris struck out a pair of Reds and didn't allow a baserunner in this one. Although he's given up his share of baserunners, the 34-year-old has been able to avoid damage for most of the season and has earned saves in 9 of his 11 opportunities. He has also picked up six wins, which may not be sustainable but is nonetheless a huge boon for his fantasy owners. He should maintain his role as the Cubs closer for the foreseeable future.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Jun 908:33Bryce Harper Tallies Three Hits And Seventh Home Run On SaturdayBryce HarperLFNationalsFree Agent
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 at the plate in the opening game of the London Series with his 15th long ball of the season. Harper carries a strong .276/.384/.535 line into Sunday with three stolen bases and 45 RBI. The former two-time MVP struggled through April but has put that behind him with a stellar .313 AVG through May and .333 through the first week of June. The former number-one overall pick has been hitting the ball exceptionally hard, with a 49.4% hard-hit rate and 11.9% barrel rate, which suggests he could have another successful season. Harper should remain in your starting lineup all summer and is considered matchup-proof in DFS.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Jun 906:40Charlie Blackmon Fills The Stat Sheet SaturdayCharlie BlackmonCF/RFRockiesFree Agent
Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon stuffed the stat sheet in a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, two runs, and a stolen base in the win. The veteran outfielder is now batting .259 with two homers, 28 runs, 25 RBI, and five steals across 193 at-bats in 2024. He has been on a hot streak of late, batting .357 with two steals over his past seven games. Blackmon isn't the fantasy force he once was but he's worth a spot in starting lineups while he's hot.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Jun 807:03Wilmer Flores Blasts Pair Of Homers On FridayWilmer Flores3BMetsFree Agent
San Francisco Giants first baseman Wilmer Flores had a big night in a 5-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday. Flores went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo homers in the winning effort. The veteran infielder hit both of his homers off Texas starter Michael Lorenzen, one in the second inning and another in the fourth. Flores is now hitting .224 with four homers, 16 runs, and 21 RBI across 156 at-bats this season. He has done most of his damage of late, hitting .280 with three homers and seven RBI over his past seven contests. Flores is worth a look in deep, NL-only leagues while he is swinging a hot bat.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Thu Jun 611:02Jorge Soler Hits Seventh Home Run WednesdayJorge SolerRFCubsFree Agent
San Francisco Giants designated hitter Jorge Soler went 2-for-6 with a home run in Wednesday's 9-3 win over the Diamondbacks. The home run was the slugger's seventh of the season, but surely the Giants were hoping for more after coming off a 2023 season in which he belted 36 home runs with a 15.0% Barrel%. This season the 32-year-old has a 7.7% Barrel%, his lowest number since 2017. Hopefully he's just heating up, though, as the former All-Star is 7-for-20 (.350) with just one strikeout over his last five games.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Wed Jun 500:46Hector Neris Earns Eighth Save Of Season TuesdayHéctor NerisRPPhilliesFree Agent
Chicago Cubs closer Hector Neris picked up his eighth save of the season in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the White Sox. Neris came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by one. He got the first out on a line-out, walked a batter, allowed a stolen base but then picked the runner off, and ended the game with a pop-out. The 34-year-old veteran did not enter the season as the team's closer but has converted all but two opportunities with a 2.86 ERA, a 7.36 K/9 rate, and a 6.55 BB/9 rate. Neris is worth rostering in all roto leagues at least given his current role, but his strikeouts have taken a dip and his walks have spiked. Fantasy managers should be wary of these trends potentially hurting him at some point, but he is a useful fantasy option for now.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Tue Jun 400:50Jake Diekman Earns Two-Out Save MondayJake DiekmanRPPhilliesFree Agent
New York Mets relief pitcher Jake Diekman immediately bounced back by earning his second save of the season in Monday's 8-7 game against the Nationals. Adam Ottavino started the bottom of the ninth inning with a three-run lead, but he gave way to Diekman after giving up a run and loading the bases while getting just one out. Diekman got the second out on a sacrifice fly and ended the game with a strikeout. The Mets' bullpen has been up in the air since Edwin Diaz (shoulder) was placed on the injured list. Both Ottavino and Diekman have seen save opportunities in the last seven days, but neither has pitched well lately. Ottavino has more closing experience, but Diekman has pitched better overall with a 4.12 ERA, a 12.36 K/9 rate, and a 6.41 BB/9 rate. As such, both players are worth a look in deep roto leagues but neither instills a ton of confidence.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Mon Jun 321:36Zack Wheeler Strong Yet Again In WinZack WheelerSPMetsFree Agent
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler put up another strong start against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, striking out six batters across seven innings of one-run ball on five hits and three walks for his seventh win of the year. Make it four quality starts in a row for Wheeler, who's now reached double figures with 10 in this category this year. The 34-year-old fantasy stalwart will bring a sensational 2.23 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 91:26 K:BB over 13 starts (80 2/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, which doesn't line up until next Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox with the Phillies headed to London this weekend. Wheeler is a matchup-proof fantasy play each time he takes the mound.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Mon Jun 319:36No Timetable For Joey Votto To Appear In GamesJoey Votto1BRedsFree Agent
Toronto Blue Jays veteran first baseman Joey Votto (ankle) is still taking live at-bats and working through a running progression, and there is no timetable for him to get into game action. A severe right-ankle sprain that Votto suffered in spring training when he stepped on a bat in the dugout has kept him on the injured list so far in 2024. The 40-year-old long-time Cincinnati Reds All-Star first baseman continues to do baseball activities, but there appears to be no rush to get him playing in games again. The Canadian product hasn't been an All-Star since 2018 and hasn't played in over 100 games since 2021. In his 65 games in 2023 in his final season with the Reds, Votto hit just .202 (42-for-208) but managed to hit 14 homers while driving in 38. When healthy, Votto probably won't be anything more than a left-handed bench bat for the Blue Jays.
Source: Sportsnet.ca - Shi DavidiRotoBaller.com
Mon Jun 300:44Freddie Freeman Homers, Gets On Base Four TimesFreddie Freeman1BBravesFree Agent
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman went 1-for-1 with a homer and three walks in a 4-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Freeman was perfect at the dish, showcasing his elite on-base skills while popping some power as well. He added two runs and two RBI to his line, making for a solid day at the dish. While he hasn't been the same Freddie we saw last year and hasn't quite lived up to his first-round pedigree, he's still been a solid fantasy contributor. He is now up to a .293 AVG and .877 OPS to go with 35 runs, seven homers, 35 RBI, and two steals.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
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