Owners will have to monitor Sano to see how severe the strain is. Oswaldo Aracia replaced him Tuesday night.
More bad news for the once top prospect catcher. This is D'Arnaud's third setback and at this point it seems like a lost first half for D'Arneau.
Smoak is off to a career year and saw himself batting in the cleanup spot against a lefty in the Jays lineup. Hitting in the same lineup as Donaldson, Encarnacion, Bautista, and Tulowitzki, Smoak has seen some good pitches and capitalized on the opportunity seeing his average raise to .273. Smoak has never batted over .238 in a given year so owners need to also be weary of his .388 BABIP. His one saving grace however is seeing his walk rate at a career high 13.4. If he can learn to continue to take more pitches, he may flash some of the potential he’s always had.
Going where no lefties enjoy going, Sabathia came out of his start in Toronto unscathed. Sabathia has been pitching quite well lately with five quality starts coming in a row. His unsustainable 2.3 HR/FB rate however is very concerning especially considering he pitches at the hitter friendly Yankee Stadium.
Happ’s 3.20 ERA is a bit misleading considering his 80.9 LOB& which is far and away the best of his career. His 5.85K/9 is not enough to substantiate such a high LOB% and he will surely regress as the year progresses. Owners should sell high if they’re smart.