Pagan’s second home run of the season ended up being the entire offense for the Giants on Friday night, as he took Jeremy Blevens deep in the seventh inning of an already well out of hand game. With his average above .321 on the season, he appears to be worth owning in most leagues going forward.
Cespedes had himself an unbelievable third inning on Friday night, as he recorded a two-run single and a grand slam in back-to-back at-bats. In total, he tallied six RBI, giving him now 23 on the season to go along with his seven round trippers. For now at least, his offseason bargain contract appears to be even more worth it than it did at the time in which he signed it.
Peavy was god awful on Friday night, as he couldn’t get an out in the third inning, allowing six runs on five walks and four hits against the Mets, leading to their historic 12 run third inning. It is safe to say that he would like to put this one behind him going forward, and considering the veteran that he is, he likely will successfully do so in his next start.
Considering his electric stuff, it is surprising that Matz only struck out four batters on Friday night, but it kind of makes sense because the Giants are a team that typically puts the ball in play. In any event, he managed to shake off three walks and seven hits allowed across six innings, as he kept his shutout intact throughout his start. The win extended his record to 3-1 on the season, as he should continue to pile up wins going forward with the Mets excellent roster behind him.
Soto is having himself a great start to the season, however he still remains the backup backstop to Carlos Perez. His home run on Friday night only furthered his case to become more regular of a player in the lineup, but for the meantime, he should still remain on the waiver wires going forward.
The home run was his first of the season on Friday night, while his 1-for-3 night at the dish raised his average to .278 for the year. He’s not playing particularly bad so far in 2016, but his light hitting number in terms of power (1 HR and 2 RBI) he isn’t reliable enough to start on a nightly basis. Leave him on the waiver wire until he proves to be more consistent going forward.
Santiago didn’t pitch his best baseball on Friday night, as he allowed four runs over 5.2 innings of work against the Rangers. His mere one strikeout was a further point of shame for his fantasy owners, as he couldn’t even give them at least something to hang their hats on despite his poor showing on the mound. While it should be back to the drawing board for Santiago, he still currently maintains a 2-1 record with a respectable 3.34 ERA on the season. Continue to consider him a player worth owning, despite his struggles on Friday night.
In a rare feat – especially in today’s game – Lewis pitched an excellent seven innings of two run baseball, however he failed to record a single strikeout in a win over the Angels on Friday night. It’s tough to gauge the temperature of fantasy owners on this one, as zero strikeouts can be crippling, while seven innings of two run ball can be invaluable. Regardless, Lewis improved to 2-0 on the season, and seems to be of great use to the Rangers rotation at the moment and going forward.
Goins has been dreadful so far this season, however he seemed to get off the schneid a bit on Friday night as he launched his first home run of the season into the seats late in the ninth inning off of the Rays Jhan Martinez. At the moment he is not a player to own in any format, however if he can string together a little hot streak going forward, Goins may earn him a little bit of waiver momentum in deeper leagues.
The home run ended up being his eighth of the season already, as Donaldson and his .298 average appear to be well on their way to a repeat AL MVP campaign in 2016. Continue to expect consistent production out of him going forward, especially considering his well padded spot as the three hitter in this excellent Blue Jays lineup.