DFS PGA Playbook - Dean & Deluca Invitational
Andrew Phelps

Hanley Ramirez said he will be in the lineup Wednesday.

Ramirez left Tuesday's game with a right toe bruise, and while it is nice that Hanley expects to play, it would mean more coming from his manager. In any event, it sounds like Ramirez has avoided a major injury. If Ramirez is unable to play Wednesday, Travis Shaw would likely move to first base with Josh Rutledge starting at third.
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Nathan Eovaldi tossed six-plus scoreless innings in Tuesday’s 6-0 win over the Blue Jays, giving up just two hits and three walks while striking out five.

Eovaldi had a forgetful start at Boston back on May 1st, but aside from that outing, he has been outstanding on the mound this month. Over his last four starts, the rocket-armed righty has posted a 2.16 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 19-to-5 K/BB ratio across 25 innings. Eovaldi now stands at 5-2 on the year and is pushing his way up the fantasy rankings in mixed formats. He will take the mound in Tampa Bay on Sunday.
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R.A. Dickey worked 6.2 innings in Tuesday’s 6-0 loss to the Yankees, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks while racking up seven strikeouts.

Dickey had the knuckler working until the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday night. The veteran hurler allowed just two runs through his first six frames, but got tagged for two more in the seventh and ultimately fell to 2-6 on the year. Of course, it did not help running up against a sensational performance from Yankees’ righty Nathan Eovaldi. Dickey struggled to a 6.75 ERA in April, but he has actually been pitching well for the most part this month. Over five starts in May, he has posted a nice 2.91 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 25-to-8 K/BB ratio across 34 innings. Dickey has a tough matchup with the Red Sox coming up on Sunday.
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Carlos Beltran went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday’s 6-0 win over the Blue Jays.

Beltran is on an absolute roll at the dish. The 39-year-old veteran has raised his batting average by 25 points over the past five days, going 10-for-21 with two home runs, five doubles and 10 RBI. Beltran is obviously not washed up yet and should be owned in all standard mixed leagues right now. The Yankees will square off with Marco Estrada on Wednesday evening. Beltran is 7-for-24 with three roundtrippers in his career versus the Toronto hurler.
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Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 with a triple, one RBI and one run scored in Tuesday’s 6-0 win over the Blue Jays.

Ellsbury has found a real rhythm in the box over the past 10 days or so. The fleet-footed leadoff man has hit safely in eight of the last nine games, batting .343 with a homer, a double, three triples, six RBI and nine runs scored during that stretch. Injury risk is always a factor when trying to project for Ellsbury, but he has plenty of fantasy value when healthy. He and the Yankees will face Marco Estrada on Wednesday. Ellsbury is 6-for-17 with two doubles and a triple versus the Blue Jays’ righty.
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Charlie Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a solo homerun in the Rockies 8-4 loss to the Red Sox.

Blackmon has raised his line drive rate up to 30.6 in 2016 from 24.8 in 2015. Blackmon is batting over .300, which is nice to see from the lead man of a Rockies team. His HR/FB rate is down 3% and if he can get that back up to last years numbers, he could very well have his best season in a Rockies uniform.
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