UPDATES & NEWS
Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Mets on Saturday.
Stanton has now blasted three home runs over his last 10 games as his hot start to the 2014 season continues. He is sporting a lofty 13.9 AB/HR in the early going, which would put him on pace to reach the 40 home runs handily if he was to keep up that incredible pace. Even if he slows down a bit as the season progresses, his power stroke is the real deal and will continue to be a force to be reckon with in the middle of the Marlins lineup and fantasy lineups alike. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Wandy Rodriguez allowed just one run on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts over five innings against the Angels on Friday.
Sigh. He’s like that bad penny you just can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you try. Just when you think Major League teams have had enough of him and his boring mediocrity, someone goes and brings good ol’ Wandy back from the dead. It’s difficult to imagine that he’ll last long with the Rangers, especially with the number of home runs he normally allows, but consider this the warning to stay away. This start may not look bad on the surface, but it’s just setting you up for something downright horrible in the future. He’ll get another start next week against the Mariners, but we cannot, in good conscience, recommend using him. Analysis: Howard Bender