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Josh Ravin (R) Headshot

Ravin tossed three hitless innings Tuesday against Minnesota, allowing only a walk while striking out one en route to his first career save.

Just recalled from the minor leagues the day before, Ravin was an unlikely candidate to record a save, but he was able to give most of the rest of the Dodgers' bullpen a rest after starter Kenta Maeda went just five innings. This outing may help the hard-throwing Ravin's case for a steady relief role in Hollywood.
4:46 am (EST)
Kenta Maeda (R) Headshot

Maeda (9-4) yielded two runs (one earned) over five innings in a win over the Twins on Tuesday. He struck out four while giving up five hits and two walks.

The Japanese righty is rarely allowed to pitch deep into games; although this was his third consecutive win, each of those starts has seen him go exactly five frames. Nonetheless, he's gradually pulling his ratios down to respectability -- over his last 35.2 innings, Maeda has a 2.52 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and a 31:7 K:BB.
4:43 am (EST)
Manny Margot (R) Headshot

Margot went 3-for-4 with a run scored against the Mets on Tuesday.

He's gone 6-for-13 since returning from the paternity list, but all the hits have been singles. Margot's prospect pedigree and speed give him appeal in deeper formats and especially in keeper leagues, though the Padres' leadoff hitter does have to contend with the team's subpar run-producing ability, which limits his counting stats.
4:39 am (EST)
Allen Cordoba (R) Headshot

Cordoba hit a two-run homer in a 1-for-3 effort against the Mets on Tuesday.

The second-inning long ball was the rookie's fourth in 78 games (194 plate appearances) this season. As a Rule 5 pick, he's relatively safe in his position on San Diego's roster, but Cordoba's spotty playing time and poor offensive production sharply limit his fantasy value.
4:36 am (EST)
Hunter Renfroe (R) Headshot

Renfroe went 1-for-4 with his 20th homer of the season against the Mets on Tuesday.

The rookie deserves plaudits for the first of what will likely be many 20-homer campaigns, but that's been the only area in which he's been helping fantasy owners. With relatively modest totals in RBI (44) and runs (40) as well as a .232 batting average and only three steals, Renfroe has essentially been a one-category asset, which limits his value to deeper formats. Nonetheless, the future is bright, especially if the 25-year-old outfielder can cut down on his strikeouts.
4:33 am (EST)
Addison Reed (R) Headshot

Reed gave up a run on two hits to the Padres on Tuesday, but he was able to hold on for his 18th save.

He just worked around a run (and three hits) for save No. 17 on Monday; this marks only the second time all season that Reed has allowed the opposition to score in consecutive outings. Nonetheless, he remains locked into the ninth-inning role.
4:30 am (EST)
Seth Lugo (R) Headshot

Lugo (5-2) gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits while striking out just one in Tuesday's win over San Diego.

He gave up two home runs, which is quite uncharacteristic for the 27-year-old righty, as he'd allowed just 11 through his first 100.2 MLB innings. Lugo isn't much of a strikeout artist, but he does keep the ball on the ground and keep his walk rate low enough to be a decent back-of-the-rotation starter. For fantasy purposes, that means he's best used selectively, but he also isn't prone to ratio-destroying implosions. He'll take his next turn Sunday in Seattle.
4:09 am (EST)
Johan Camargo (B) Headshot

Camargo went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Tuesday's win over Arizona.

Power isn't the 23-year-old's calling card, but after hitting .311 over 31 games at Triple-A this year, he's now sitting at .313 through 52 contests (albeit just 154 plate appearances) in the majors. His numbers have been even better since he settled in as the Braves' regular shortstop in mid-June, as he's posted a .336/.355/.526 line, including 14 doubles and a triple alongside his pair of homers. However, he has an unsustainable .389 BABIP -- a figure much higher than we've seen from him at any level of the minors except rookie ball -- and plate discipline isn't a great strength for him, so it's reasonable to expect that Camargo will cool off to some degree down the stretch.
3:55 am (EST)
Matt Kemp (R) Headshot

Kemp went 2-for-4 with a triple, a solo homer and a walk in Tuesday's victory over Arizona.

He'd gone eight games without a long ball, but Kemp's power has been fizzling for longer than that -- he had just a single homer (and only one other extra-base hit, a double) in his past 25 games, a span in which he posted a .219/.272/.260 batting line. Of course, some regression was to be expected after a high BABIP propelled Kemp to a .320 average over his first 60 games of 2017. One good game doesn't necessarily change his recent trend, but perhaps it'll help Kemp settle back into a groove.
3:49 am (EST)
Kurt Suzuki (R) Headshot

Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a two-run homer against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Although Suzuki is currently seeing less than half the Braves' catching duties, he's made the most of his limited workload, as these two long balls brought his total to 10 homers -- the first time he's cracked double digits since the 2011 campaign. That pop is giving the veteran some degree of fantasy relevance, at least in two-catcher and NL-only formats.
3:46 am (EST)
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