At least we know Puig wasn't injured. Puig accepted responsibility for the lack of hustle, and said Roberts did the right thing, but it is fair to wonder if this is the year Puig finally wears out his welcome and is traded.
Crisp has an eight-game hit streak right now, helping push his batting average to .248. He’s an OF4 or OF5 in most formats, but his ability to steal bases helps him out immensely. As long as he stays atop the Oakland lineup, his fantasy value is at its highest. He’s 4-for-19 with two home runs against tomorrow’s starter Hisashi Iwakuma.
Martin has nine home run and seven stolen bases on the season. That’s right, nine and seven. He seems revived in Seattle and if he stays atop the lineup, hello fantasy upside. During his eight-game hit streak, he is hitting .500 (14-for-28) with four home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored. Continue to roll with him in your lineups.
Cano was in quite the power outage until his 13th long ball of the season tonight. Cano is one of the premiere options at his position, thanks to his ability to hit for average and power. He is going to slot in the heart of the Seattle order every night, which keeps his fantasy value sky high. He has four hits in his last three games and he should be started in all formats.
Graveman lasted just 4.1 innings in this one, despite allowing just two earned runs. He did a good job of damage control in this one, but he won’t be as lucky if this trend continues. The Oakland right-hander is far from desirable in anything but the deepest of AL-only fantasy formats. His ERA sits at 5.36 on the season and while you could hope it goes down for you, you’re better off just leaving him on the waiver wire. His next start will come on Monday against the Minnesota Twins.
Karns was average tonight. He did a decent job of damage control, but in the end, the Oakland offense turned out to be a tad too much for Karns’ right arm. His ERA is up to 3.53 on the season and his strikeouts are slowing down a tad lately. If he can limit the walks, his WHIP and ERA will trend downwards, but that’s a big if. His next start will come on Monday against the San Diego Padres, which is an advantageous matchup.
Duvall is seeing the ball well of late. He has two home runs in his last three games, driving in three runs and scoring twice during the same span. He’s one of a few Reds who are actually hitting the baseball and because of that, he continues to ascent the Cincinnati lineup. He ranks inside the top-60 outfielders this season, making him an OF5 in 12 team leagues.
The struggle of owning Pederson in season long leagues is that he operates in a platoon system. He doesn’t play against lefties, and he’s only useful in DFS when the team is facing a right hander. Pederson stuffed the stat sheet tonight and helped those who started him. He’s 0-for-1 in his career off tomorrow’s starter Dan Straily.
Wright struggled in this one. He allowed eight base runners in this one and he would have been able to notch a quality start if he could have recorded two or more outs. While he may stick in the Cincinnati rotation for another start, he shouldn’t be on any of your fantasy rosters. His ERA sits at 5.06 on the season and things aren’t exactly looking up for him.
Bolsinger was much better today than his first outing. He struck out six Reds in 5.2 innings of work, while allowing just two earned runs on three hits. Through 10 innings this season, he has a 8:3 K/BB ratio and a 4.50 ERA. Bolsinger appears to be completely past an oblique injury that took the first month and a half away from him. If he is available in your league, he is worth the add, especially if you play in an NL-only format. His next start should come on Monday against the Chicago Cubs.