Wainwright grinded through seven innings to pick up his fifth win of 2016 on Saturday. Wainwright hasn't been very good this season. He isn't missing bats as he higher strikeout total is five, which he tied during Saturday's start. Wainwright has yet to reveal the pitcher we saw in years past and we should begin to wonder if his best days are behind him. He's a fantasy mystery because we're not sure if Waino can get back to where he once was or not.
Holliday hasn’t been very good this season but was able to blast his eighth homer on Saturday. The Cards continue to run Holliday out there because they don’t seem to have better options despite Holliday's struggles. His best days are past him and he isn’t very valuable in fantasy any longer.
Garcia continued to have a dream start to his 2016 campaign as he tallied three more hits on Saturday making him 11-for-17 on the year which translates to a god-like .647 average. Garcia has already played at three different positions this season and will continue to move around the diamond as long as he continues to rake. It’s impossible to continue on the streak he’s on so don’t buy into the hype.
After getting off to a dynamic start to his season, Gonzalez has exploded over his past two outings. He’s allowed 13 runs over that span and has given up four home runs. One thing Gonzalez has consistently done over his last four outings is strike opposing batters out. He has at least five in the aforementioned four outings and 25 total over 21 innings. Look for Gonzalez to bounce back during his next start against the Reds.
You know you’ve been struggling when you go 4-for-4 at the dish and your average after the game is still a measly .244. But, Zimmerman had quite the evening on Saturday belting two homers off of Adam Wainwright. Zimmerman is seemingly the x-factor for the Nationals offense as he’s in a primary run producing role behind two guys who get on base over 40-percent of their at-bats (Harper and Murphy). Zimmerman is a factor in NL-only leagues and some deep formatted leagues as well. But if he begins to hit the way we've seen in years past, he could have some value in all formats.
Harper lifted his second homer in three games on Saturday for his 13th total on the year. Last year’s league MVP has yet to find it at the plate despite the fact he’s on pace for 42 home runs this season. He’s hit just .200 in the month of May but he has walked 31 times this month and kept his on-base percentage safely over .400. Harper is best player in the league and will figure it out much sooner than later.
Jaso continues to draw starts against right-handed pitchers and continues to rake. He’s only logged seven at-bats against lefties this season but came into tonight hitting .310 against righties. Jaso has been a pleasant surprise this season and is on pace to play the most he’s ever played in a single season. Jaso could be worth something in all NL-only leagues and even some deeper formats as well.
Nicasio has been consistently average every fifth day for the Bucs. This was the third time in his last four starts in which he’s allowed four or more runs. He allows far to many base runners as his WHIP sits at 1.38 after Saturday’s start. If there is a positive about Nicasio’s season thus far, it’s the fact he’s striking out one opponent per inning. He’s a risky fantasy add and shouldn’t be more than a spot start if you’re ever in dire need for a few strikeouts.
The Rangers wasted no time throwing their former number one overall prospect into the fire and Profar has thus far responded nicely. Saturday was just his second game of the year and he notched two hits including his first big league extra-base knock since 2013. Profar is doing a few things for himself with the Rangers. One, he’s proving his keep at the major league level and is showing other team’s he can play, helping his own trade value. Profar is a very solid fantasy option for the remaining five games Rougned Odor is suspended for.
Moreland hasn’t been nearly as effective this season as he was last, but got into the action on Saturday blasting his fifth homer. Before Saturday’s big fly, Moreland was 1-for-26 in his last eight games. He has virtually no fantasy value with Ryan Rua now challenging him for playing time.