Morales has been on a tear of late as he is now 10-for-16 with five RBI and five runs scored over his last four games. Now that his bat has started to show some signs of life, fantasy owners will want to get him in starting lineups until he cools off, considering the Royals are expected to fit him into the lineup as much as possible,. even with a tour of National League parks on the horizon.
Cuthbert is now slashing .273/.306/.436 with seven home runs, 20 RBI and 18 runs scored through 165 at-bats as he continues to have a solid stint in the Royals' starting lineup. However, he is going to have to put up more power numbers on a regular basis before gaining lasting fantasy value outside of AL-only leagues.
Ventura certainly didn't have the best of returns following his eight-game suspension, as he allowed six or more runs for the third time in his last six starts. The Royals' youngster is now sitting 6-5 with a 5.00 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and a 63:39 K:BB rate through 84.2 innings, so until he gets full control of all his pitches there is really no reason he should be started outside of the deepest of formats until further notice. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Phillies on Sunday.
Wacha certainly isn't having the type of season both the Cardinals and fantasy owners expected, but he did manage to log his second straight win on Tuesday night as he is now sitting 4-7 with a 4.42 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and a 79:33 K:BB rate through 93.2 innings. Although he has struggled to find consistency this season, Wacha remains a must-own fantasy option outside of the shallowest of league formats, considering he has now allowed three earned-runs or less in each of his last four starts. He will look to keep moving in the right direction when he takes on the Brewers on Sunday.
Carpenter has been one of the best third baseman to own this season, as he is now slashing.300/.400/.592 with 14 home runs, 49 RBI and 54 runs scored through 260 at-bats. Although his RBI totals will be limited considering he bats leadoff on a regular basis, his ability to get on-base at a high clip will keep both his batting average and runs scored at a premium, so fantasy owners have very little to be concerned about moving forward.