A.J. Burnett coughed up six runs on 10 hits and a walk with five strikeouts over five innings against the Braves on Friday.
After allowing three runs or less in seven straight outings, Burnett fell off the wagon on Friday night surrendering an eight-game high six runs. He is now sitting 6-9 with a 4.08 ERA and 1.36 WHIP through 21 starts with free passes being his worst enemy up to this point (58 BB through 136.2 IP). Although he has struggled with his command up to this point, he is still a serviceable option in deep league settings when on his game, but when he is not fantasy owners better run for the hills. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Madison Bumgarner and the Giants on Wednesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Miguel Castro will open the season in the majors.
Castro flew under the radar in the minors last season, but is making the rare jump from A-Ball to the majors. This is thanks to his (likely) temporary move to the bullpen for the Spring, which enabled his stuff to tick up a bit in shorter outings. He's likely next in line to receive saves should Brett Cecil fail, and the 20-year old is worth keeping an eye on. Analysis: Ben Diamond