The Week That Was: Fantasy Baseball Week 16 Cover Image
The Week That Was: Fantasy Baseball Week 16
Glenn Colton
Zach Johnson Headshot

Johnson fired a four-under 66 in the final round of the Open Championship to move into a tie for 14th place.

The 2015 Open Champion moved up 26 spots on the leaderboard on Sunday due to his stellar round. His most impressive round was his 66 on Friday in the worst of the weather conditions. This top-15 was a good showing after his top-five the week prior at the John Deere Classic. Johnson will not be in the field for the upcoming RBC Canadian Open.
10:30 am (EST)
Sergio Garcia Headshot

Garcia carded a two-over 72 on Sunday at the Open Championship to finish two-over and tied for 37th.

Garcia's triple bogey on the par-three seventh hole during his final round kept him from notching a top-25 finish. The 2016 Masters champion hit just 15-of-56 fairways in regulation throughout his week at Royal Birkdale, by far the least among those who also made the cut. Garcia's next start will likely come at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
10:23 am (EST)
Ryan Borucki (L) Headshot

Borucki, 23, twirled seven shutout innings for Double-A New Hampshire in his Eastern League debut Sunday. He scattered two his and two walks and whiffed four batters.

Borucki struck out one of the Yankees' top prospects, Jorge Mateo, on three pitches to begin the contest, which proved to be a harbinger of what was to come. The young lefty, who posted a 3.58 ERA and 109:27 K:BB in 98 innings for High-A Dunedin prior to his promotion, has earned plaudits from scouts for his advanced changeup and ability to sequence three pitches effectively, but a checkered health history that includes Tommy John surgery in 2013 somewhat dings his long-term outlook.
10:22 am (EST)
Connor Hellebuyck Headshot

Hellebuyck agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.25 million contract with Winnipeg on Monday -- avoiding arbitration.

Hellebuyck's new deal is a clear sign that the organization is still unsure if he can take the next step forward in his development. The netminder will likely be on a short leash this season as Winnipeg brought in Steve Mason to serve as the veteran backup. Heading into the 2017-18 campaign, Hellebuyck is the presumptive No. 1, but with a talented group of skaters around him, coach Paul Maurice likely won't hesitate to switch goalies in order to get the Jets into the playoffs.
10:20 am (EST)
Jason Day Headshot

Day closed with a one-over 71 on Sunday at the Open Championship to finish one-over and tied for 27th.

Day made the cut on the number after a second-round 76 left him at five-over entering the weekend, but he bounced back nicely with a five-under 65 on Saturday. Day hit just 20-of-56 fairways in regulation throughout the tournament, ranking T136 among the field. He won't be in the field for this week's RBC Canadian Open, but will likely make his next start at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
10:10 am (EST)
Steven Brault (L) Headshot

Brault allowed two earned runs on two hits and one walk in one inning Saturday against the Rockies.

His season debut at Coors Field probably didn't go the way he envisioned, but the lefty has made some adjustments since 2016. He boosted his average fastball velocity from 91.7 mph last year to 93.5 mph Saturday, using that heater on 26 of his 28 pitches. While his stay with Pittsburgh could be short-lived (as he was recalled primarily for depth in Colorado), he's reshaped his pitching outlook from an average-speed tosser to a fairly hard thrower. Brault compiled a 2.06 WHIP and 1.13 WHIP in 100.2 innings for Triple-A Indianapolis and could see more action with the Bucs in the coming months.
10:09 am (EST)
A.J. Ellis (R) Headshot

Ellis got the start behind the plate Sunday and went 2-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored.

Playing time has been hard to come by for the veteran backstop as he works behind J.T. Realmuto -- Ellis has just two homers and five RBI over 87 plate appearances on the season. Even if he does find his way into more action, his .656 OPS means he'll carry very limited fantasy appeal.
10:08 am (EST)
Tommy Fleetwood Headshot

Fleetwood closed with an even-par 70 on Sunday at the Open Championship to finish one-over and tied for 27th.

Fleetwood entered the week as one of the favorites given his recent form and home-field advantage, but he barely made the cut as he entered the weekend at five-over-par. The Englishman's third-round 66 put him in position for a top-30 finish, but he still dropped a spot to No. 15 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He'll likely make his next start at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
10:00 am (EST)
Starling Marte (R) Headshot

Marte went 2-for-5 with an RBI against the Rockies on Sunday.

He's batted leadoff and started in each of Pittsburgh's six games since returning from an 80-game suspension. Marte seemingly hasn't missed a beat, hitting .333 in 27 at-bats with three steals and six runs scored. Fellow outfielder Gregory Polanco (hamstring) hit the disabled list Saturday, meaning that Marte will likely see fewer off days for the next couple weeks. He's still looking for his first extra-base hit since coming back, but the speed he offers fantasy owners offsets the lack of power.
9:53 am (EST)
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