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Aroldis Chapman struck out the side for a perfect ninth inning against the Cubs and picked up his 19th save on Wednesday.
Chapman has been a great fantasy asset up to this point, owning a 2.36 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through 26.2 innings while converting 19 of his first 21 save opportunities. There were many questions as to whether or not he would be able to perform at a high level following a terrible head injury, but his 52:9 K:BB rate certainly suggest he is just fine. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender