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Rich Hill (L) Headshot

Hill (4-4) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks and struck out seven over seven innings in a loss Monday against the Angels.

The start was Hill's longest of the season, as he has a knack for running up late counts in part due to his excellent swing and miss ability. That ability was on display Monday night, as Hill racked up 15 swinging strikes in 99 pitches. Hill now has 15 strikeouts in 12 innings over his previous two starts. His ERA sits at a mediocre 4.60, but it's hard to ignore someone flashing stuff that nasty.
1:12 am (EST)
David Holmberg (L) Headshot

Holmberg (1-2) allowed six runs -- just two earned -- on five hits and four walks while striking out two batters through 5.1 innings during Monday's loss to the Yankees.

While this was a tough result for Holmberg, the lefty still sports a respectable 2.92 ERA and 1.14 WHIP through his six starts in the majors this season. However, with a 5.4 K/9 and 4.65 FIP, expectations should probably remain in check. Another high-powered offense is on deck for Holmberg, as his next start projects to be against Texas at hitter-friendly Guaranteed Rate Field.
1:07 am (EST)
Tyler Austin (R) Headshot

Austin went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI during Monday's win over the White Sox.

Austin owns a solid .278/.357/.471 career slash line at the Triple-A level and will receive a fleeting opportunity at regular at-bats as New York's primary first baseman. Monday's bomb was an encouraging first step, and Austin is definitely worth considering as a speculative add and short-term fix.
1:00 am (EST)
Jordan Montgomery (L) Headshot

Montgomery (6-4) allowed just a single run on five hits and a walk while striking out eight batters through seven innings during Monday's win over the White Sox.

Montgomery continues to provide serviceable fantasy numbers with a 3.53 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.7 K/9 for the season. Additionally, with a high-powered offense providing run support, he should continue to be a solid source of wins moving forward. The rookie lefty projects to face the Astros at Minute Maid Park in his next start, and it isn't out of the question to fade Montgomery in the daunting matchup.
12:46 am (EST)
Francisco Lindor (B) Headshot

Lindor went 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run during Monday's win over Texas.

The shortstop is turning in another solid fantasy campaign with 14 home runs, 36 RBI, 43 runs and a .253/.316/.473 slash line. Fantasy owners would love to see him improve on his three stolen bases going forward, and considering he's settled into the leadoff spot, reaching the double-digit mark for a third consecutive season should be within reach. Continue to view Lindor as a rock-solid option at the 6 moving forward.
12:40 am (EST)
Lonnie Chisenhall (L) Headshot

Chisenhall went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs during Monday's win over Texas.

Chisenhall now has four homers, 18 RBI and 9 runs through 19 June games and sports an impressive .311/.373/.589 slash line for the campaign. He's always been a streaky hitter that does his best work against righties, and Chisenhall has also flashed this type of upside in the past. Still, he's locked into the heart of a clicking lineup and providing excellent fantasy numbers. It's not out of the question that 2017 proves to be the year he puts it all together over an entire season.
12:34 am (EST)
Carlos Santana (B) Headshot

Santana went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI and three runs during Monday's win over Texas.

Despite piling up 41 RBI and 46 runs, it's been an underwhelming campaign for Santana. as his .225/.328/.384 slash line and nine home runs are disappointing marks. His fantasy floor remains high, and it wouldn't be shocking to see him improve on his 10.1 HR/FB rate after posting a 16.9 mark last season. Additionally, this could prove to be an opportune buy-low spot.
12:29 am (EST)
Ricky Nolasco (R) Headshot

Nolasco left Monday's game against the Angels after 6.1 scoreless innings after taking two line drives off the leg, Ken Gurnick of reports.

Nolasco was utterly dealing and was in line for the win, but he did leave a pair of runners on base in the bottom of the seventh. It didn't seem as if either of the line drives were hit hard enough or in a sensitive enough location to injure Nolasco severely, and he looked fine as he walked off the field. This was likely a precautionary measure, and it's an unfortunate ending to one of his best starts this season. Consider Nolasco day-to-day until the club can evaluate him.
12:24 am (EST)
Bradley Zimmer (L) Headshot

Zimmer went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI during Monday's win over Texas.

The rookie sports an impressive .298/.371/.490 slash line with four homers, 22 RBI, 13 runs and seven stolen bases through just 116 plate appearances. Zimmer boasts the coveted cross-category profile to be go-to fantasy asset. Unfortunately, he's been locked into the bottom half of the Cleveland lineup, so his upside is slightly capped as a result.
12:18 am (EST)
Starlin Castro (R) Headshot

Castro believes he avoided the worst with his hamstring strain but will need a few days, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports Monday.

Castro said he pulled up when he felt the muscle tighten and believes he avoided a tear because of it. For now, it sounds like Castro will avoid a disabled list trip, but things will become more clear over the next day or two. The Yankees already plan to call up infielder Tyler Wade to account for Castro's absence.
12:14 am (EST)
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