Michael Brantley Headshot

Michael Brantley (shoulder) is expected to be ready for spring training.

Added 11/04/16 11:48 am (EST)   Source
The Indians refuted a report last month that said Brantley would miss significant time next season and now it sounds like the outfielder will be ready to roll come next spring. Brantley appeared in only 11 games in 2015 and was coming off a tremendous 2014 campaign. He'll have to prove himself to be healthy in order to invested in on draft day next year.
Daniel Mengden Headshot

Mengden (0-1) allowed five runs on seven hits (three home runs) while walking one and striking out one over 3.1 innings in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Indians.

Added 1:38 am (EST)
It was a tough matchup on the road against the defending AL champions, and Mengden wasn't up to the task. His stay in Oakland's rotation isn't likely to last long with Kendall Graveman (shoulder) and Jesse Hahn (triceps) not expected out for long, and Mengden isn't even guaranteed another go of it. While the 24-year-old did fan 71 hitters in 72 innings in his rookie season, he also sported an unimpressive 6.50 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 14 starts.
Ryon Healy Headshot

Healy went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Indians.

Added 1:34 am (EST)
Healy now has hits in 14 of his last 15 games to raise his season slash line to an impressive .271/.305/.473 with nine long balls and 23 RBI in 197 plate appearances. The 25-year-old prospect's defense is a little shaky at the hot corner, but he's certainly proved that his bat needs to be in Bob Melvin's lineup on a daily basis.
Chad Pinder Headshot

Pinder went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Indians.

Added 1:31 am (EST)
Pinder's rough day with the stick dropped his average to .250 in 67 plate appearances. The young infielder does have impressive power with five homers and 11 RBI, but he's been splitting time with Adam Rosales at shortstop and won't have much fantasy value until he earns more playing time. Pinder is likely to head back to the minors when Marcus Semien (wrist) returns from his injury.
Matt Moore Headshot

Moore (2-6) allowed two runs on six hits (one homer) while walking none and striking out five over seven innings in Monday's 3-0 loss to the Nationals.

Added 1:25 am (EST)
After getting blown up for nine runs in 3.1 innings in his first start of the month of May, Moore has now thrown five straight outings with three or fewer runs surrendered to drop his ERA to 4.98. The lefty is still a shaky shallow-league option because of his 7.5 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9, but as we've seen, he can be an effective matchup play in deeper leagues.
Koda Glover Headshot

Glover pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn his sixth save of the year in Monday's 3-0 win over the Giants.

Added 1:20 am (EST)
After being anointed the team's primary closer late last week, Glover took advantage and recorded saves three of the last four games. The 24-year-old is now sporting a pristine 8.3 K/9 and 2.20 ERA in 16.1 innings and could run away with the job, at least until Washington addresses the bullpen at the trade deadline.
Tanner Roark Headshot

Roark (5-2) allowed six hits while walking one and striking out six over seven shutout innings in Monday's 3-0 win over the Giants.

Added 1:17 am (EST)
It was Roark's second straight excellent outing, as he gave up just one run while striking out a season-high eight in seven frames his last time out against the Mariners. The right-hander's ERA is now down to 3.86, and his encouraging 7.7 K/9 gives fantasy owners hope that he can maintain this kind of pace for most of the season.
Ryan Zimmerman Headshot

Zimmerman went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Monday's 3-0 win over the Giants.

Added 1:14 am (EST)
A healthy Zimmerman has been on a tear this season, but he hadn't homered since May 6. The long ball was his 14th of the season, and he's one off his total in 2016 in 115 games. The veteran first baseman does have a soaring .408 BABIP, though, so regression in the average department is certainly due. Selling high on the 32-year-old would be a smart strategy at this point.
Tony Watson Headshot

Watson (4-1) allowed two runs on two hits (one homer) while walking none and striking out one in an inning of work to blow his third save of the season, but he earned the win in Monday's 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh.

Added 1:05 am (EST)
Watson gave up a two-run home run to Chris Iannetta to blow the save, and he's treading on thin ice now in the closer's role after allowing nine runs in 11 outings this month. The southpaw doesn't have typical closer stuff either, as evidenced by his 6.9 K/9, and his ERA went up to 4.03. The Bucs haven't given any indication that Watson's job is in jeopardy, but for those speculating, Felipe Rivera would likely be the next man up.
Trevor Williams Headshot

Williams allowed one run on four hits while walking none and striking out three over six innings for a no-decision in Monday's 4-3 win over Arizona.

Added 12:59 am (EST)
The 67-pitch outing was Williams' first quality start in his fifth start as a rotation fill-in, and it came against a potent offense. However, his 6.5 K/9 isn't all that appealing, and he's just a short-term rotation replacement until Pittsburgh gets back their injured starters. Williams lowered his ERA to 5.20 on the day, but he's merely a desperation streamer in the right matchups.
Andrew McCutchen Headshot

McCutchen went 1-for-3 with a walk-off solo home run in the ninth and two runs scored in Monday's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

Added 12:56 am (EST)
After getting a few days off to clear his head recently, McCutchen has now homered in two of his last three games and seems rejuvenated at the dish. Despite hitting just .215 on the season, the 30-year-old outfielder has 23 runs scored, 24 RBI and five steals in 207 plate appearances. While most likely believe the decline is full effect for McCutchen, he could also be in the midst of turning his season around.
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