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Derek Jeter went a perfect 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in his final All-Star game.

In his final All-Star game, Jeter played with class and was treated as royalty. It's been a great ride the "The Captain" and he will leave baseball on his terms. He exited Tuesday's game in the fourth inning while "New York, New York" played--a fitting goodbye for one of the all-time greats.ANALYST: David Kerr

Adam Lind was 2-for-4 with a run, home run, three RBI and a walk on Sunday.

Adam Lind is hot. After hitting his 14th home run on Sunday and driving in three more runs, Lind has an RBI in nine straight games. This is the first time since 2005 that a Brewer has accomplished that feat. Through 79 games, Lind has 35 runs, 14 home runs and 51 RBI with a .298/.373/.518 slash line. His home run per fly ball rate is in line with 2013 so he is healthy this season. If Lind is on your waiver wire, he is a worthy corner infielder to target for the second half.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Jean Segura was 3-for-4 with a run on Sunday.

Jean Segura is another Brewer who is rounding into form. After a stint on the disabled list, Segura is now 10-for-16 in his last four games to raise his average to .272 on the season. Through 67 games, Segura has 29 runs, three home runs, 24 RBI and 11 stolen bases. His home runs were an outlier in 2013, Segura is capable of beating his numbers last year with an improved batting average.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Scooter Gennett was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Sunday.

Scooter Gennett has been producing since his promotion from the minors in June. With two more hits including a double and an RBI on Sunday, Gennett is now 9-for-22 (.409) in his last five games with three runs, three doubles and seven RBI. While his season average is only .239 this year, take a look at Gennett in deeper formats for the second half.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Gerardo Parra was 2-for-5 with two runs, a home run and an RBI on Sunday.

Gerardo Parra had two more hits including a home run on Sunday lead the Brewers to their eighth straight win. In his last five games, Parra is 11-for-22 (.500). Parra now has seven home runs, 25 RBI and six stolen bases on the season and has raised his average to .308 for the Brewers. It appears that Parra will not only eclipse double digits in home runs and stolen bases for the first time since 2013, but he may be on his way to a career year.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Taylor Jungmann pitched eight innings allowing four hits, one earned run, two walks and struck out four to defeat the Reds on Sunday.

Taylor Jungmann continues to surprise for the Brewers this season. Jungmann was able to pitch eight innings versus the Reds on Sunday giving up only four hits and one earned run while striking out four. After six starts in the majors, Jungmann has a 2.43 ERA and 3.55 FIP which suggests regression, but not a huge one. Through his first 37 innings with Milwaukee, Jungmann has struck out 27 and allowed ten walks. His next start will be in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Brandon Phillips was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Sunday.

Brandon Phillips was able to drive in the Reds only run on Sunday with a double in the eighth inning. After 70 games, Phillips is hitting .279 with 33 runs, five home runs, 31 RBI and 11 stolen bases. For as much as Phillips can be maligned in fantasy, he could hit ten home runs and steal close to 20 bases and hit .275 this season, which makes him a solid middle infielder. Analysis: Greg Jewett

Jay Bruce was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk on Sunday.

Jay Bruce is in the midst of his second consecutive season with reduced power numbers. While he did double and walk on Sunday, Bruce has not flashed the thirty home run power he showed from 2011-2013. This year, Bruce has 12 home runs and six stolen bases in 78 games for the Reds. With the season half over, Bruce has a better chance of repeating his 12 steals from last year than the 30 home runs that fantasy players were accustomed to. But this may be who Jay Bruce is now, a 25 home run .240 hitter who can steal double digit bases. That is productive in fantasy but now what he once was.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Mike Leake pitched five innings giving up eight hits, three earned runs, three walks and struck out four on Sunday.

Mike Leake was able to work five innings on Sunday giving up three earned runs while allowing eight hits and three walks against the Brewers. This was not a terrible outing for Leake who struck out four but he has noticeable home and road splits. Prior to his start, Leake had a 6.11 ERA in eight home start but a 2.95 ERA in eight road games. Leake does not offer much upside in fantasy but he is a decent stream option on the road. His next start will be in Miami before the All Star break so you know what to do.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Devon Travis was 2-for-3 with a run, three RBI and a walk on Sunday.

Devon Travis had his best game since returning from the disabled list with two hits and a walk while driving in three runs for Toronto on Sunday. After a torrid start, Travis lost time to his injury but seems to be getting his swing back. Travis has scored 31 runs with seven home runs, 31 RBI and two stolen bases in his first 45 games with Toronto as a rookie. While Travis heating up is nice, if he stays at the bottom of the order it will limit his upside in fantasy.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Jason Pierre-Paul's hand injury is not career threatening, according to Adam Schefter.

It would seem that the earlier rumors about an injury occurring have been confirmed. What's not yet clear is how this will affect JPP in 2015 if at all.  Analysis: Brett Talley

Justin Smoak was 1-for-4 with two runs, home run, an RBI and a walk on Sunday.

Justin Smoak has had an off the radar decent season for the Blue Jays. After failing to meet expectations in Seattle, Smoak has done well in Toronto. On Sunday, Smoak hit his eighth home run this year but his home run per fly ball rate is more than double his career mark as a Blue Jay. Smoak has slashed .256/.341/.504 this season but his playing time has been limited due to the depth of Toronto at first base and designated hitter. But Smoak deserved a look in deeper mixed (15+) and American League only formats.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Derek Holland (shoulder) threw a 30 pitch bullpen session Sunday with no reported problems. He'll throw again Tuesday and Thursday.

The Ranger rotation has the worst xFIP of any rotation in the league, so they'll need Holland back as soon as possible the help them stay in the hunt for a playoff spot. In his last full season in 2013, Holland was very good with above average strikeout and walk rates and had an ERA in the mid-threes that was backed up by an xFIP in the same range. Now is the time to see if he's available to stash. Analysis: Brett Talley

Jose Bautista was 1-for-3 with two runs, his 17th home run, two RBI and two walks on Sunday.

Jose Bautista not only was on base three times on Sunday, but he also hit his 17th home run and drove in two for Toronto. Although his average is only .246, Bautista’s BABIP is lower than his batting average and he has walked more times than he has struck out in 2015. With a bit of correction, his average can climb and his underlying power statistics are right in line with his past numbers. This season, Bautista has 17 home runs and 57 RBI and should hit more than thirty again this year barring an injury. Analysis: Greg Jewett

The Spurs have withdrawn qualifying offer to Cory Joseph.

After signing Lamarcus Aldrigde, the Spurs are going to be up against the cap. As a result, they won't have room to fit Joseph in under the cap given the qualifying offer previously made. But even if they squeeze Joseph in under the cap, he's not really a rotation player. Analysis: Brett Talley

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