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Anibal Sanchez gave up four runs on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts over just 5.1 innings against the Rangers on Wednesday.
Despite the mediocrity of this outing and the end of his six-game quality start streak, Sanchez still picked up the win, his third-straight, and his ERA only bumped to 2.64 on the season. Obviously he's goign to struggle to match his wins total from last year, but the only real disappointing aspect of his game right now is the drop in strikeouts. That plus the dip in velocity is usually a red flag, so you may want to start shopping him around and seeing if you can improve your squad somewhere.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Matt Duffy went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run against Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Duffy has a five-game hit streak going and has homered twice in those five games. His .361 BABIP will tail off, but he could still hit .255-.260, which is about average in mixed leagues. The real question is whether he can keep hitting for power. His HR/FB rate won’t hold, but he’s also hitting very few fly balls so far. If he elevates the ball a bit more, he could continue to provide some pop. Analysis: Brett Talley