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Rangers met with free agent OF Shin-Soo Choo, but it remains a long-shot that Texas will sign him.

Jose Urena allowed five runs (four earned) and eight hits with no walks and two strikeouts in five innings against San Diego on Saturday.

Urena has just 21 strikeouts and has walked 17 batters in 47 1/3 innings this year. If you’re bad at math, that’s less than a strikeout every other inning. That obviously won’t do. His ERA is in the fours for now, which isn’t appealing, but it should probably be in the fives, which is even less appealing. Pass even when he has a decent matchup like the one he has Thursday in Atlanta. Analysis: Brett Talley

Craig Kimbrel recorded his 31st save of the season against Miami on Saturday allowing no base runners and one strikeout.

Kimbrel is on pace to save around 40 games, and his strikeout rate is plenty good at 35 percent. But he has saved 45-50 games in most season, and his strikeout rate has been closer to 40 percent. He’s still great, he just hasn’t been the best closer in the league this year. Analysis: Brett Talley

Odrisamer Despaigne allowed three runs and five hits with one walk and five strikeouts in six innings against Miami on Saturday.

Despaigne has had some decent success in his last two starts, but both starts have been against the lowly Marlins. He’ll face a depleted Milwaukee lineup next week, but with his paltry strikeout rate, he can’t be trusted outside of the very best matchup (like Miami). Expect his streak of not being awful to end soon. Analysis: Brett Talley

Yangervis Solarte went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two runs and an RBI against Miami on Saturday.

Solarte is playing virtually every day right now, and he’s working on a seven-game hitting streak in which he has 12 hits. The problem is he has no fantasy relevant skills outside of hitting for decent average. A lack of any power or speed relegates him to deep league use. Analysis: Brett Talley

Lucas Duda went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a double, three RBI and a walk against Washington on Saturday.

Duda doesn’t always hit home runs, but when he does he hits multiple home runs. Duda’s double dong on Saturday marks his fourth multi-home run game of the season, and nine of his 20 home runs this year have come in those four games. He has won some people with those performances in daily fantasy, but it would be nice if his production was a bit more consistent. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jeurys Familia recorded his 28th save of the season against Washington on Saturday allowing no baserunners and striking out one.

Familia had blown his last three save opportunities prior to Saturday, with a particularly ugly outing on Thursday in which he allowed three runs. But he still has an ERA around 2.00, a WHIP under 1.00 and excellent strikeout, walk and groundball rates. Expect that his recent struggles have passed. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jacob deGrom allowed two runs and six hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in six innings against Washington on Saturday.

Saturday wasn’t deGrom’s best outing, but his ERA remains very near 2.00. He’s has some luck with balls in play this year, so his ERA could move towards 3.00 somewhat once his BABIP normalizes a bit. But with his strikeout and walk skills, his ERA should stay below 3.00 fairly easily. He’ll go again Friday in Tampa, which is an excellent matchup. Analysis: Brett Talley

Joe Ross allowed two runs and four hits with one walk and six strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings against the Mets on Saturday.

Ross has been downright excellent in his first five big league starts. He has struck out 34 batters in 32 2/3 innings compared to just three walks. Good control was a skill he displayed in the minors, but he didn’t quite flash this kind of strikeout stuff. Expect the strikeouts to tail off a bit and his ERA to trend more towards 4.00, but he should be able to keep it in the threes. He’ll go against Thursday at home against Arizona. Analysis: Brett Talley

Hank Conger went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI against Arizona on Saturday.

Houston has now received four home runs from the catcher position in the last three games. Conger, a switch hitter, is better from the left side of the plate, but he’s been seeing plenty of left-handed pitching this year as the Astros tend to sit Jason Castro in those matchups. But Conger drew a start against a right-hander Saturday and delivered with two bombs. He has a .309 ISO against right-handed pitching this year, so keep him in mind in the rare instances where he gets such a matchup. Analysis: Brett Talley

Carlos Correa went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI against Arizona on Saturday.

Correa is a straight stud. One of his two homes was to the opposite field, which is something he has done plenty of in his young career. That belies raw power that should only improve as he ages and matures a bit more. And if his strikeout and walk skills improve a bit and get closer to what he was able to do in the minors, he’s going to get even better. Analysis: Brett Talley

Carlos Gomez went 3-for-5 with a double and a run against Arizona on Saturday.

After going hitless in his first game with Houston, Gomez got it going in his second shot at it. Gomez’s value may improve slightly in Houston given the guy hitting around him and a solid home ball park. But Milwaukee isn’t a bad place to hit, and Braun, Lind and Parra wasn’t a terrible supporting cast. Analysis: Brett Talley

Dallas Keuchel allowed two runs and two hits with three walks and eight strikeouts in six innings against Arizona on Saturday.

Keuchel has allowed 13 earned runs in his last five starts, which seems a bit concerning given how good he’s been all year, but have no fear. Keuchel has 38 strikeouts and just five walks over that time frame. He was due for a bit of bad luck as maintaining an ERA at or below 2.00 is hard to do no matter how good you are. But with all the strikeouts, walks and ground balls, he should continue to be great going forward. He’ll go again Thursday in Oakland. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jeremy Hellickson allowed seven runs (six earned) and seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings against Houston on Saturday.

Hellickson has average-ish strikeout and walk skills, which is why his xFIP is a respectable 3.90. The problem is that he can’t keep the ball in the park. He had that problem when he was in Tampa, and his new digs in Arizona won’t help solve that problem. With a little luck in that department, he could provide owners with some decent production down the stretch. He’ll go again Thursday in Washington. Analysis: Brett Talley

Marlon Byrd went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Byrd is virtually league average without the platoon advantage, but with it he’s quite a bit better than that as he’s carrying a 146 wRC+ against left-handed pitching. Keep that in mind if you play daily contests. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run and an RBI against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Bruce ended up staying put in Cincinnati, and that’s probably good for his fantasy value given how homer-friendly his home park is, especially for left-handed hitters. He’s walking more than he ever has before, striking out less than he ever has before, and he’s hitting more fly balls than he did the last few years. He should get back to at least 25 home runs this year, and he could get closer to 30 if he gets hot. Analysis: Brett Talley

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