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Segura hit third again tonight, which is a pretty new spot for him. He typically spends most of his time at the top of the order, but the team is experimenting a bit. David Peralta is expected to come back Friday, so it’s worth seeing whether or not Paul Goldschmidt moves back to three, pushing Segura to leadoff and letting Peralta slot in as the cleanup hitter. Regardless, Segura is worth owning and starting in every format because he’s doing everything in 2016.
Bradley brought the goods tonight against the Brewers. The walks continue to be an issue for him, but if he can hone that in, he could become a very effective starter in fantasy formats. Right now, he’s only in play for NL-only owners, but if he continues to put up starts like this and cut down the walks, he could become a low-end option in deeper mixed leagues as well. His next start will come on Monday against the Washington Nationals.
Tomas is riding a four game hit streak in which he’s posted two multi-homer games. Even with David Peralta’s imminent return to the lineup, Tomas is going to get regular at-bats in the lineup. For the season, he’s hitting .262 with 17 home runs, 43 runs scored, 42 RBI and two stolen bases. Continue to roll with him in your lineups.
Nelson really struggled tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He managed to strikeout seven guys, which is great for 4.2 innings of work, but the six earned runs on nine hits is a real eyesore. His ERA jumped to 3.71 on the season, but Nelson has flashed the ability to be a very effective pitcher out there. He blanked the Reds over seven innings and the Nationals over five innings. He’s only suited for NL-only leagues at this time. He has a plus matchup in his next outing on Monday against the San Diego Padres.
Madson didn’t exactly slam the door shut, but more so gave it a light push. Madson has made two appearances in this series and he’s allowed three earned runs on four hits in just 1.2 innings of work. However, you should never drop a closer, so continue to roll with Madson, but don’t for a second think he is elite by any means.
Every Lucroy fantasy owners out there is hoping that Milwaukee deals him at the deadline. A trade is going to boost his trade value, almost no matter what. With a better supporting cast he’ll be able to put up better counting stats, but even so, he’s no doubt a top-five catcher in fantasy formats. He’s hitting .300 on the year with 13 home runs and 50 RBI.
Well, well, well, have a day, Mr. Davis. He tallied three extra-base hits in the contest and now has 25 home runs on the season. He’s undoubtedly been the biggest bat in the Oakland lineup and he’s returning nice value on his ADP of 198.9. He’s a great source of power and is worth starting for that value alone.
Crisp had a good history against Yu Darvish so he was probably a fairly popular play in DFS tonight. If you played him, kudos to you because he tripled and homered in the contest. He’s 4-for-8 with two home runs over his last two games and he will look to extend his hit streak to three games when the team takes the field next.
Desmond has been a stud this season, no doubts about it. He’s returning huge dividends on that 145.9 average draft position. The shortstop-turned-outfielder is hitting .308 with 20 home runs, 73 runs scored, 62 RBI and 16 stolen bases. Don’t be surprised if he ends the year as a member of the rather exclusive 25/25 club.
Manaea had allowed just two earned runs in the 20 innings prior to tonight’s start, which is exceptional. Well, he allowed three tonight on a whopping 11 hits. He continues to display exceptional command, seeing as he hasn’t walked a batter since walking three Twins on July 5. The Oakland southpaw has even found the strikeout groove of late, and if this can continue, his fantasy value will continue to increase. His next start will come on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels.