A.J. Burnett gave up just one run on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings against the nationals on Saturday.
Burnett earned his second consecutive win on Saturday, and has now allowed only three earned runs over his last four starts as he continues his early season dominance in his first year with the Phillies. He is now sitting 2-1 on the season with a 2.06 ERA and 1.21 WHIP while striking out under one batter per inning (7.21 K/9). Although his ground ball-to-fly ball rate is trending in the wrong direction compared to last season (1.25 GB/ FB Rate), there is no doubt he will continue to be a solid fantasy contributor as the season progresses. He will look to keep the ball rolling when he takes on the Blue Jays on Thursday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jose Reyes has been traded to the Colorado Rockies.
Reyes is going to the Rockies along with prospects in the trade sending Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto. While going to Coors Field is always good for a hitter, Reyes will now bat in a depleted lineup with the pitcher in front of him. He is still a top-five fantasy shortstop when healthy, but this trade is not likely to provide a huge boost to his fantasy value. There is also a pretty decent chance Reyes is traded again, which could hurt his fantasy value even further. Analysis: Steve Pimental
The Astros remain in pursuit of Tyson Ross.
Any trade would be borderline disastrous for Tyson Ross's fantasy value, but going to the American league would only make things worse. Ross has walked 4.18 batters per nine innings this season, and it is doubtful he could get away with that outside of PETCO Park. If you own Ross, it may be worth it to try to trade him now. Analysis: Steve Pimental