Stanton went through a dreadful five-game skid at the plate from May 16th-21st that saw him go 0-for-17 with 15 whiffs. However, over the past three days, he has begun to show life and Tuesday’s sixth-inning solo shot was definitely an encouraging sign. Fantasy owners must stay patient with one of the game’s elite power hitters.
Ozuna has been on a simply ridiculous tear with the bat over the past week. During his current six-game hitting streak, the 25-year-old outfielder has gone 11-for-22 with two homers, five doubles, three RBI and seven runs scored. Ozuna will look to keep it going Wednesday evening versus Tampa Bay righty Matt Andriese.
Koehler was able to pitch around his control woes over his last three starts, as he allowed just four earned runs across his previous 19.2 innings coming into this outing. Well, the 29-year-old righty’s lack of command cost him loss number five of the year Tuesday afternoon. Koehler does not have a great deal of strikeout potential and a 1.72 WHIP further limits his fantasy value. He is really only useful in some deeper N.L. formats where pitching is at a premium. Koehler will take the mound in Atlanta on Sunday evening.
With the Rays up 4-2 in the eighth, Colome was called upon early to preserve the lead Tuesday afternoon. The hard-throwing righty did allow one run to come in for the Marlins in the eighth, but it was not charged to him. Colome has been outstanding so far this year, converting all 12 of his save chances while pitching to a 1.29 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 28-to-4 K/BB ratio across 21 innings. Manager Kevin Cash has stated that All-Star Brad Boxberger will take over the closer role when he returns from the DL, but Colome is certainly not making it an easy move. Boxberger could be back by the end of the week.
A 33-pitch third inning really elevated Odorizzi’s count early on, and despite performing solidly on the mound overall, he was out after five frames. Through 10 starts this year, the 26-year-old righty is sporting a nice 3.46 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 45-to-16 K/BB ratio across 54.2 innings. Odorizzi holds decent value in standard mixed leagues and should be owned in all deeper formats. He will battle the Yankees on Sunday afternoon.