Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against the Braves on Tuesday.
Stanton has now hit safely in five of his last six games and has two home runs with five RBI and three runs scored in that span. Streaks like that will come and go for the 24-year old slugger, but overall, he is doing exactly what he's done in the past. His strikeouts are too high but he is still able to post a solid walk rate and his .280 ISO is just a hair above his career average.There is little reason to believe that he won't continue to swing a big bat, so grab those counting stats and enjoy. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jonathan Gray is expected to start for the Rockies Tuesday.
Gray was the third overall pick in 2013, but his minor league numbers have not exactly lived up to his lofty draft status. In 21 games at Triple-A this season, Gray has a 4.33 ERA, 3.89 FIP and 2.68 K/BB rate. While he probably needs to be owned in deeper leagues and keeper leagues, it is going to be awfully hard to feel confident starting him in Coors until he has some big league success. He could be a sneaky tournament play for DFS Tuesday against the strikeout-prone Mariners, but Gray could easily give up five home runs as well. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Nationals on Sunday.
Duda is absolutely on fire and is a must-start until he shows signs of slowing down. He became the first Mets player in franchise history to hit nine home runs in an eight-game span after his 21st bomb of the season tonight. Duda was middling around this summer until coming on strong this past week. In his last eight games he has nine homers, 11 hits and a ridiculous 1.393 slugging percentage. This is obviously something Duda won’t be able to keep up, but until he drops off keep him in your lineup. Analysis: Zack Carpenter