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Sun Sep 2613:25Elias Diaz Collects A Pair Of Hits In Loss To San FranciscoElias DíazCRockiesFree Agent
Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz went 2-for-4 with a double and a strikeout in a 7-2 loss to the Giants on Saturday. Diaz was one of three Rockies' to pick up multiple hits in the lopsided loss. He hit his 18th double of the season and picked up a single as well. The 30-year-old backstop is 15-for-50 (.300/.352/.580) over his last 15 games and swatted three home runs over that span. Overall, he's got a decent .239/.306/.466 batting line with 18 home runs and 42 RBI over 326 at-bats. He's been a decent power source out of the catcher position this season but his rate stats leave a lot to be desired.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 2613:15Ryan McMahon Doubles In A Run On SaturdayRyan McMahon2B/3BRockiesFree Agent
Colorado Rockies second baseman Ryan McMahon went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a 7-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. McMahon added to Colorado's early lead with an RBI double off Anthony DeSclafani in the bottom of the first inning. It was the infielder's only hit of the ball game and the Rockies would be shut out the rest of the way. McMahon has been in a massive power drought over the last few months. He swatted 16 home runs from April-June but has just six over the last three months. Overall, he's batting .255 with a .782 OPS, 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and five stolen bases over 499 at-bats.
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Sun Sep 2612:57Jon Gray Coughs Up Four Runs In LossJon GraySPRockiesFree Agent
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray took the loss on Saturday when he allowed four runs on five hits with five strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings in a 7-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Brandon Belt was the bane of Gray's existence on Saturday as the veteran first baseman swatted two home runs off him. The first one was a solo shot in the first inning but the second blast was a three-run tater to put San Francisco up 4-2 in the fifth inning. The Giants would add to that margin and saddle Gray with his 12th loss of the season. The hard-throwing right-hander has now gone eight straight games without notching a quality start, which is a troubling trend. He'll carry a 4.28 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 150:58 K/BB ratio over 145 innings (28 starts) into his final start of the season against Arizona on the road.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
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.
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Sun Sep 2612:42Yadier Molina Resting SundayYadier MolinaCCardinalsFree Agent
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is getting a day off Sunday as the team chases their 16th consecutive win against the Chicago Cubs. Andrew Knizner will step in as the battery-mate of starting pitcher Jake Woodford. Molina has not had the strongest season at the plate, slashing .254/.299/.374 with 11 homers and three steals in 433 at-bats. He likely isn't rostered in many one-catcher leagues, but fantasy managers will have to look to other options Sunday.
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Sun Sep 2612:37Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Remains Out SundayLourdes Gurriel Jr.LFBlue JaysFree Agent
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (hand) is out of the lineup for the third straight game Sunday after he was cleated by Randal Grichuk chasing a fly ball on Thursday. Corey Dickerson once again will fill in in left field and bat sixth. With the wild card race in full swing, Toronto would clearly prefer to have Gurriel Jr. and his 21 homers in the lineup, but fantasy managers will have to make do without him. Hopefully he'll be able to return for the final week of the MLB and fantasy season.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 2612:29Luis Robert On The Bench SundayLuis RobertCFWhite SoxFree Agent
Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Robert will take a seat on the bench for Sunday's game against Cleveland. Manager Tony La Russa will instead deploy an outfield of Eloy Jimenez, Billy Hamilton, and Andrew Vaughn. Robert has been tearing it up at the plate, slashing .357/.394/.597 with seven homers, 23 RBI, and 21 runs in his past 30 games. Robert is a stud, but fantasy managers will have to make do without him for this one.
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Sun Sep 2612:25Keibert Ruiz Resting SundayKeibert RuizCNationalsFree 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 2612:16Ke'Bryan Hayes Taking A Seat SundayKe'Bryan Hayes3BPiratesFree Agent
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke'Bryan Hayes is not in the lineup Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Hoy Park will instead man the hot corner, batting eighth. Hayes has had a disappointing season thus far, slashing just .256/.315/.371 with six homers and nine steals in 356 at-bats. There really haven't been any stretches this year that give fantasy managers hope for Hayes, and he should certainly be on benches the rest of the way, if he's even on rosters in the first place.
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Sun Sep 2612:11Dillon Tate Earns Shaky Save SaturdayDillon TateRPOriolesFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Dillon Tate was the choice to finish the game against the Texas Rangers Saturday, and he did successfully earn the save, allowing one run on one hit and one walk in 1 1/3 innings of work. He struck out one batter. It's Tate's third save in 60 appearances this season. Tate has not had a particularly strong season, with a 4.59 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 49 strikeouts in 64 2/3 innings. This is a bullpen to avoid entirely if possible, but fantasy managers should look to Alexander Wells if forced to choose an Orioles reliever.
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Sun Sep 2612:07Kelvin Gutierrez Homers SaturdayKelvin Gutierrez3BOriolesFree Agent
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Kelvin Gutierrez led the way in a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers Saturday, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. The two-run shot was Gutierrez's second of the year and the third of his career, coming off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles in the seventh inning. Gutierrez has swung the bat well in his last seven games, slashing .348/.423/.565 in 23 at-bats. He has a four-game hit streak, with two straight multi-hit performances, and he could make for a sneaky deep league option in the final week of the year.
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Sun Sep 2612:02Austin Meadows Sitting Again SundayAustin MeadowsDH/LF/RFRaysFree Agent
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Austin Meadows is out of the lineup Sunday as the team faces off against left-handed starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo and the Miami Marlins. Meadows has regularly sat against lefties, and increasingly so late in the season. He's had some success with a .250/.360/.500 slash line over his past seven games, but managers in daily formats should remove him from lineups for this one. Meadows has 26 homers, 103 RBI, and 78 runs in 503 at-bats this season, but he's hard to trust for playing time down the stretch with the division title safely in hand.
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Sun Sep 2611:55Anthony Desclafani Lasts Four Innings SaturdayAnthony DeSclafaniSPGiantsFree Agent
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani lasted four innings against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, giving up two runs on five hits and a walk in four innings. He struck out three batters and did not factor into the decision in a 7-2 victory. Desclafani has now gone eight straight starts without giving up more than three earned runs, and he has only given up more than three earned runs three times in 30 starts this season. Desclafani is eminently reliable, and fantasy managers should feel safe using him in his final turn through the rotation.
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Sun Sep 2611:51Jose Trevino Blasts Homer In LossJose TrevinoCRangersFree Agent
Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino made some noise with the bat during Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. He went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and one RBI in the 3-2 loss. It was a nice outing, but the 28-year-old remains an avoidable fantasy option. This season, Trevino is slashing .229/.256/.325 with four home runs and 28 RBI. He'll likely have to compete for a spot on the roster next season.
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Sun Sep 2611:50Brandon Belt Homers Twice SaturdayBrandon Belt1BGiantsFree Agent
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt continued his scorched-earth power surge Saturday, homering twice and adding a single in five at-bats against the Colorado Rockies. He drove in four runs, leading the Giants to a 7-2 victory. Belt now has 29 home runs for the season in just 322 at-bats, and he's slashing .390/.486/.847 with eight dingers in his last 15 games. Belt should be a lineup lock the rest of the way, and maybe finally will get his due as a fantasy superstar, especially in OBP leagues.
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Sun Sep 2611:45Jordan Lyles Posts Quality Start On SaturdayJordan LylesSPRangersFree 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.
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Sun Sep 2611:40Jorge Soler Hits Game-Tying BlastJorge SolerDH/RFBravesFree Agent
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jorge Soler has been putting on a show with his new team. On Saturday, he went 3-for-5 with a double, home run, and 3 RBI in the 10-8 win over the San Diego Padres. That home run was a huge three-run blast that tied the game in the sixth inning. Then, Soler hit an RBI-double in the 10th to help the Braves get the victory. Soler is slashing .221/.313/.428 with 25 long balls and 66 RBI this season. He has certainly increased his fantasy value during his time in Atlanta.
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.
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Sun Sep 2610:02Jared Walsh Tallies Four Hits SaturdayJared Walsh1BAngelsFree Agent
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh went 4-for-5 on Saturday with four RBI and a run scored during the 14-1 blowout against the Seattle Mariners. He had three singles and a two-run double in the fifth. It's his third four-hit game of the season and brings his slash line to .272/.337/.499. He's added 27 HRs, 90 RBI, and 65 runs over 137 games. After a 26 game stretch without a home run ending on August 28, Walsh has slashed .333/.400/.560 with four home runs in 23 games since. With him ending the year strong, fantasy managers should be starting him in every league.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sun Sep 2609:46Jose Suarez Labors In Friday's StartJosé SuarezSPAngelsFree Agent
Los Angeles Angels left-hander Jose Suarez (7-8) struggled through five innings against the Seattle Mariners during Friday's 6-5 loss. He allowed four runs, one home run, one walk and added a strikeout to his line. Other than his complete game in early September, Suarez has pitched less than six innings in every one of his starts thus far. Across his 13 starts, he has a 4.64 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 66 innings, compared to a 1.98 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 27.1 innings out of the pen. He offers fantasy managers little value and should be kept on the waiver wire.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
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