Mike Trout (hamstring) is expected to return to the starting lineup on Friday.
Trout was held out of the lineup today and the Angels have an off day tomorrow so hopefully a couple days off will allow Trouts hammy to get the rest it needs. To the surprise of many the consensus #1 pick in most drafts this year Trout has struggled a bit this year needing a mini 3 game hitting streak to get his average back up to .270 on the season but, has also flashed the power and speed that made him that top overall pick. Trout owners and especially those in daily leagues will want to check back with Fantasy Alarm on Friday to find out if indeed Trout will be back in the lineup.ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Bryce Harper was 3-for-4 with two runs, a double, home run, two RBI and a walk on Saturday.
Bryce Harper has not been struggling but his home run on Saturday was his first in 12 games and came off of Madison Bumgarner. This is important as Harper is hitting 100 points higher against left-handed pitching this year as compared to his previous two seasons. With three hits versus the Giants, Harper is now slashing .344/.470/.719 as his breakout season continues. Harper has 25 home runs and 60 RBI and could make a run at 40 home runs this year. Bryce Harper will turn 23 in October. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Tyler Moore was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI on Saturday.
Tyler Moore made the most of his start on Saturday with three hits in four at bats driving in four runs for the Nationals. While this was a nice day and he had a very good approach with two strikes, Moore is a role player for the Nationals. This year, Moore has four home runs and 17 RBI in 55 games and is a National League only option at this point. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Michael Taylor was 1-for-5 with a leadoff home run on Saturday.
Michael Taylor made an appearance at leadoff for the Nationals facing Madison Bumgarner and Taylor made the most of the opportunity with a leadoff home run. It was his only hit of the day but Taylor is starting to show why he was a top prospect. This year, Taylor has six home runs and 28 RBI while hitting .246 but he has the tools to provide counting stats while hitting near .250. The longer Jayson Werth is on the disabled the longer that Taylor has value in fantasy. Analysis: Greg Jewett