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
Addison Russell was 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Sunday.
Top prospect Addison Russell had his timetable to the majors sped up this season with the Cubs and has responded admirably. Russell has played 87 games with 33 runs, seven home runs, 27 RBI and two stolen bases with a .237 average. Signs point to a better year in 2016 but for this year, Russell will put up stats but is a batting average risk. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Adam Morgan tossed five innings in Sunday’s 6-2 loss to the Braves, surrendering four runs on seven hits and three walks while recording just one strikeout.
After holding the struggling Braves scoreless over the first four frames of Sundays outing, Morgan ran into big trouble in the fifth. The young lefty did finish out the inning, but not before being tagged for four runs. Morgans first two starts in the bigs, which came on June 21st and July 3rd respectively, were impressive and left some fantasy players feeling that he could become a deep-league option for the second half, especially in N.L.-only formats. However, over his last five turns in the Phillies rotation Morgan has provided a mixed bag of results. ultimately pitching to a 5.61 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 3.5 K/9 across 25 2/3 innings. He is expected to be back on the bump Saturday night in San Diego. Analysis: Nate Miller