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Sun Sep 2612:49Buster Posey On The Bench Sunday Against RockiesBuster PoseyCGiantsFree Agent
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey will not start Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies, instead taking a seat on the bench. Curt Casali will step in behind the plate, batting eighth. Posey has had a resurgent season as a hitter, slashing .301/.386/.500 with 18 homers in 376 at-bats, but he's slowed somewhat in the second half with a .269/.345/.446 line since the All-Star break. Fantasy managers should expect Posey to have plenty of rest down the stretch as the Giants endeavor to have his bat ready for a postseason run.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 2612:25Keibert Ruiz Resting SundayKeibert RuizCDodgersFree Agent
Washington Nationals catcher Keibert Ruiz is resting Sunday, giving way to fellow backstop Riley Adams behind the plate. Ruiz has been on fire at the plate, homering in back-to-back games and slashing .433/.469/.700 in his last seven. He's looking like a good streaming option for the final week of the season, as well as a potential top-10 catcher in 2022. Still, fantasy managers should remove him from their lineups for Sunday's matchup with the Cincinnati Reds.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 2611:45Jordan Lyles Posts Quality Start On SaturdayJordan LylesRP/SPPiratesFree Agent
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles has been more reliable on the mound during the second half of the season. On Saturday, Lyles went 6 2/3 innings, seven hits allowed, three earned runs, one walk, and four strikeouts in the 3-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The veteran right-hander will carry a 5.31 ERA and 1.43 WHIP into his final start of the season against the Cleveland Indians. There isn't much DFS value from Lyles, so he's probably an avoidable option during his last regular season start.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 2611:37Huascar Ynoa Allows Seven Runs Against PadresHuascar YnoaSPBravesFree Agent
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Huascar Ynoa allowed three home runs in what ended up being an ugly outing for him. He went 4 2/3 innings, seven hits allowed, seven earned runs, six strikeouts in the 10-8 win over the San Diego Padres. The Braves offense came around and gave Ynoa a ton of run support. This was one of the worst outings for Ynoa in his big league career. Although, he should bounce back in his final start of the regular season against the New York Mets.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2523:51Andrew Chafin Earns Relief Win Saturday Versus 'StrosAndrew ChafinRPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Andrew Chafin made quick work of the Houston Astros in the top of the ninth, then earned his second win of the season when the A's walked off in the bottom half of the frame. Chafin worked through the meat of the Houston lineup; he struck out Yordan Alvarez before retiring Carlos Correa and Kyle Tucker on a groundout and flyout, respectively. With a 1.76 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP, Chafin is the most-trusted reliever in the Oakland bullpen and should be rostered in any fantasy league where saves are rewarded.
Source: ESPN.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2523:46Erick Fedde Allows Five Runs SaturdayErick FeddeSPNationalsFree Agent
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Erick Fedde was fortunate to take a no-decision in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds after he allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out one batter. Fedde has not recorded a quality start since August 24, and with a 5.26 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 126 strikeouts in 131 2/2 innings this year, has no reason to be on fantasy rosters.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2523:43Lane Thomas Adds Solo Shot SaturdayLane ThomasCFCardinalsFree Agent
Washington Nationals outfielder Lane Thomas hit his seventh home run of the season Saturday, a solo shot off of Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Tony Santillan to lead off the fourth inning of a 7-6 loss. He went 2-for-5 for the game and now has a modest four-game hit streak. He's also produced 10 multi-hit efforts in September alone, continuing to contribute at an alarming rate. He should be in fantasy lineups for the final week of the season.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2523:39Keibert Ruiz Homers Again SaturdaayKeibert RuizCDodgersFree Agent
Washington Nationals catcher Keibert Ruiz went deep again Saturday, making it back-to-back days with home runs for the young catcher. Ruiz went 1-for-4 in the game, with the solo home run, a walk, and two runs scored. He now has three long balls for the season, and is slashing .340/.397/.509 with 12 RBI in his last 15 games. Ruiz is a must-add in two catcher redraft leagues, as well as in all dynasty and keeper formats.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2521:39Ranger Suarez Twirls Complete Game Shutout Versus BucsRanger SuárezRP/SPPhilliesFree Agent
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Ranger Suarez turned in his best effort of the season on Saturday as he threw a complete-game shutout versus the Pirates. Suarez scattered just four singles and didn't walk a batter while picking up seven strikeouts, needing only 97 pitches to go the distance. The 25-year-old lefty has been excellent in every role for the Phillies this season; he started the season in long relief before climbing the bullpen ranks and even picked up four saves as the closer. The Phillies moved him to the starting rotation and he's been superb as he became a must-start SP for fantasy. Suarez will carry a sparkling 1.45 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and a 98:32 K:BB into a huge game versus the Braves.
Source: ESPN.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2512:50Adolis Garcia Has Three-Hit PerformanceAdolis GarcíaCFCardinalsFree Agent
Texas Rangers outfielder Adolis Garcia has struggled during the second half of the season. His bat was on fire to start the year, but things have settled down for Garcia. However, he put together a nice performance against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday. He went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in the 8-5 win. The 28-year-old is now hitting .244/.289/.461 with 30 homers, 85 RBI. The power is clearly there, but Garcia needs to improve in other areas if he wants to be a long term option in Texas.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2512:13Raimel Tapia Reaches Base Twice And Scores In LossRaimel TapiaCF/PHRockiesFree Agent
Colorado Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a strikeout in a 7-2 lopsided loss to the San Francisco Giants. Tapia got the things going for Colorado in the bottom of the first inning with a single and a run scored. They would go on to score two runs in the opening frame but would get shut out the rest of the way. Tapia has largely struggled at the plate since getting activated from the IL in late August. Overall, he's slashing .274/.328/.372 with six home runs, 49 RBI, and 20 stolen bases over 457 at-bats. The home runs and stolen bases are both career bests for the 27-year-old.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2511:22Enrique Hernandez Reaches Base Four Times FridayKiké Hernández2B/CF/LF/PH/RF/SSDodgersFree Agent
Boston Red Sox utility man Enrique Hernandez reached base four times against the New York Yankees Friday, going 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. Hernandez now has a five-game hitting streak to his name, during which time he's had three multi-hit performances and slugged three doubles and a home run. It appears any residual timing issues from his stay on the COVID list have been rectified, and Hernandez is once again an underrated must-roster player down the stretch.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2511:09Lane Thomas Reaches Three Times, Steals A BaseLane ThomasCFCardinalsFree Agent
Washington Nationals outfielder Lane Thomas had a solid game Friday against the Cincinnati Reds, going 1-for-4 with a double, two walks, a run scored, and a stolen base. He's now successfully stolen six bases and been caught three times. He's slashing .287/.383/.517 in 143 at-bats as a National, and he needs to be in fantasy lineups the rest of the way.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2511:02Keibert Ruiz Hits First Homer As A NatKeibert RuizCDodgersFree Agent
Washington Nationals catcher Keibert Ruiz continued his offensive emergence Friday against the Cincinnati Reds, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. It was Ruiz's first home run as a National and his second this season. Ruiz has slashed a robust .500/.516/.667 with eight RBI over his last seven games, and he now has a four-game hitting streak with four three-hit performances in his last seven outings. Ruiz could be worth an addition for the stretch run, especially in two-catcher formats.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2510:55Paul Sewald Closes Door For 11th SavePaul SewaldRPMetsFree Agent
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Paul Sewald was living dangerously Friday, allowing one hit and two walks before finally getting a groundout to first to finish a 6-5 game against the Los Angeles Angels and earn his 11th save of the season. Sewald notably entered after possible co-closer Drew Steckenrider pitched the eighth inning. Both pitchers are worth rostering as the season draws to a finish, but Sewald still appears to have the slight edge for the highest-leverage spots, and therefore is a higher priority for fantasy managers.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2510:44Ty France Homers, Drives In Three FridayTy France3BPadresFree Agent
Seattle Mariners infielder Ty France led the way for the Mariners Friday, going 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a run scored. He now has 18 homers and 68 RBI for the season. France has been on fire in the second half of the season, slashing .329/.394/.494 in 249 at-bats since the All-Star break. If the power production keeps up, he could vault into the top 150 draft selections come spring 2022.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 2508:50Max Fried Spins Shutout On FridayMax FriedRP/SPBravesFree Agent
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried spun a complete-game shutout during a 4-0 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday. The left-hander allowed just three hits and struck out four on 98 pitches during the gem. The 27-year-old has been dominant to close out the season, going 6-0 with a 1.48 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 58 strikeouts across 67 innings between August and September. Fried will look to take the ball one last time during the regular season against the Philadelphia Phillies at home on Thursday.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Fri Sep 2420:16Jose Siri Isn't In Friday's LineupJose SiriCFRedsFree Agent
Houston Astros outfielder Jose Siri isn't starting on Friday against the Oakland Athletics and right-hander Frankie Montas. The 25-year-old has made an instant impact for the Astros and fantasy managers, hitting .314 with a .351 on-base percentage, four home runs, and three stolen bases in 37 plate appearances so far this season. He'll get the day off on Friday with Chase McCormick, Jake Meyers, and Kyle Tucker starting from left to right in the outfield for Houston. Tucker is likely rostered in most leagues, but McCormick could be worth a look as a streaming option in deeper leagues. The 26-year-old is hitting .258 with a .314 on-base percentage, 13 home runs, and four stolen bases in 299 plate appearances this season.
Source: Brian McTaggartRotoBaller.com
Fri Sep 2418:19Giovanny Gallegos Saves Another One On FridayGiovanny GallegosRPCardinalsFree Agent
St. Louis Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos earned his 12th save of the season in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. Gallegos leads all of baseball with 10 saves in the month of September, and he's certainly locked down the ninth inning role in the St. Louis bullpen. With Alex Reyes still walking seemingly every other batter he faces, Gallegos seems certain to keep the ninth inning to himself for the rest of the regular season and into the playoffs.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Fri Sep 2412:31Luis Torrens Delivers Two-Run Pinch-Hit HomerLuis TorrensCPadresFree Agent
Seattle Mariners catcher Luis Torrens appeared as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's game against the Oakland Athletics and delivered a two-run home run off relief pitcher Jake Diekman. It was Torrens' 15th long ball of the year in 313 at-bats. Torrens has been swinging the bat well lately, slashing .350/.372/.475 in his last 40 at-bats across 15 games. He could be a worthwhile addition in two-catcher formats, but even that might be a stretch, as he doesn't see much playing time against righties.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
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