Patrick Beverley was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team on Monday.
Beverley received the second most first team votes of any player named to the All-Defensive Second Team with 44 behind LeBron James' 54 first team votes. While most of us can care less who makes the second team of anything Beverley is an exception in part because it's a nice story in that he became just the second player to come up through the Developmental League and win All-Defensive honors (Avery Bradley of the Celtics was the other) and because Beverley is a good defender he should continue to see an increase in playing time again next season making him worth targeting in the mid- to late rounds come fantasy draft day.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Stephen Piscotty went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to the Cubs.
Things definitely looked promising for the Cardinals when Piscotty gave the team an early 2-0 lead with with one swing of the bat in the top of the first inning. However, the offense largely dried up for the Cardinals after that and their season is now done. Piscotty was simply outstanding in this NLDS, going 6-for-16 with three homers, a double, six RBI and five runs scored. The sweet-swinging rookie has quickly made a name for himself in St. Louis and around the league. Analysis: Nate Miller
Ravens cut CB Rashaan Melvin on Tuesday.
Melvin started some games late last year for Baltimore, including some playoff games. But after being injured in the preseason and getting benched at halftime of Week 3, he just lost favor with the coaching staff. This isn't your run-of-the-mill no name being cut, so the Ravens are shaking things up a bit. Analysis: Brett Talley