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Diamondbacks are willing to deal closer Addison Reed.

This news update is a sad proxy for the Diamondbacks' season as a whole. D'Backs GM Kevin Towers was the most aggressive wheeler and dealer this winter, making a pair of questionable trades to acquire Addison Reed and Mark Trumbo. It turns out they weren't the final pieces of the winning puzzle and now they will likely take a loss on Reed. It would be surprising if Towers retains his job past September. ANALYST:

Nolan Arenado hit his 35th HR of the season on Friday night against the Giants.

What a season it’s been for the gold glove third baseman, as he’s put up numbers this season worthy of a silver slugger. Many people like to criticize those who play in Denver, but really, when coming down to brass tax, Arenado has put up Josh Donaldson numbers without the fanfare. Consider yourself lucky if you drafted Arenado in the beginning of the spring, as he has been one of the best value picks of the season by far.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Carlos Gonzalez hit his 36th HR of the season on Friday night against the Giants.

CarGo has been on an absolute tear in the second half of the season, hitting his 26th home run since July 5th on Friday night. While his average is only in the .270’s it’s fair to expect a couple of dingers from him per week, so keep an eye on the smooth swinging outfielder for the remainder of the season.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Chris Heston picked up the loss in 5 2/3 innings on Friday night against the Rockies.

Heston was a far cry from his mid-season no-hitter form on Friday night, but he still wasn’t horrible against the Rockies. His Friday night start was much better than his last outing that saw him fail to get out of the fourth inning, so consider this a reasonable improvement. Going forward, don’t expect too much from Heston, but he is a young pitcher that seems to be working on his craft each and every fifth day.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Jorge De La Rosa picked up his 9th win of the season agains the Giants on Friday night.

De La Rosa pitched one of his best games of the season on Friday night, allowing only one run across seven innings with seven K’s against the Giants. He lowered his ERA to 4.24, nothing too impressive, but in daily formats, something of respectability if you are looking for a cheap option. Going forward, expect him to improve upon his recent run of good fortune.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

J.A. Happ tossed a seven inning shutout on Friday night against the Cardinals.

Happ tossed a seven-inning gem on Friday night, allowing zero runs on three hits across seven innings against the Pirates. He raised his record to 4-1 and lowered his season ERA to 1.57, so only expect him to get better going forward, as he has been pitching fantastic down the stretch this season. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Carlos Martinez went five innings and allowed four runs in a loss on Friday night against the Pirates.

Martinez wasn’t his sharpest, as he only went five innings, while allowing four runs against the Pirates on Friday night. He allowed the four runs on seven hits and three walks, disappointing fantasy owners everywhere. At least his average only went up to 3.04 for the season, as anything higher might prove devastating for fantasy owners. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Hank Conger hit his 10th HR of the season on Friday night against the Twins.

Conger’s got a good name with a nice pedigree, but his numbers tell a different story, as the home run was only his 10th on the season, while he raised his average to only .220. Going forward consider him only a catcher number two in most fantasy leagues.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Colby Rasmus hit his 18th HR of the season on Friday night against the Twins.

The home run was his 18th of the season, which makes him fantasy relevant, however his .230 average is a bit disappointing. His sub .300 OBP is no fantasy either, so don’t expect too much from him going forward outside of his impressive home run total. Analysis: Dom Murtha

Collin McHugh tossed a 7 2/3 inning shutout against the Twins on Friday night with six strikeouts.

McHugh tossed a great game on Friday night, pitching a shutout against the Twins across 7 2/3 innings. The win was his 15th of the season, and I fully expect him to Continue to pitch well going into the end of the season, as he’s lowered his ERA in each of his last seven starts.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Jedd Gyorko went 1-for-4 connecting on his 12th home run of the season against the Dodgers on Friday.

Gyorko has now homered in back-to-back games for the Padres as he continues to try and salvage what is left of another disappointing season. Whether or not he ever lives up to his full potential, Gyorko is just 26-years-old so he still has time to work out the kinks, but if he keeps hitting for power there is some value to be found here while batting behind Matt Kemp on a regular basis.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Matt Kemp went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored against the Dodgers on Friday.

Kemp continues to have himself an excellent second half as he is now slashing .301/.362/.546 with 10 home runs and 42 RBI over his last 163 at-bats. He has already surpassed his first half home run total and is now just five RBI shy of passing that total as well, but in half the at-bats, so he remains a must-start until further notice.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

James Shields allowed three runs on three hits and six walks while striking out four batters over five innings against the Dodgers on Friday.

Shields has been far from being a great fantasy asset this season as he is now sitting 10-6 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and a 188:67 K:BB rate through 289 starts. Considering he is now just six home runs allowed short of tying his career-high in that area but as long as he keeps averaging over one strikeout per inning he is still worth starting in all fantasy formats. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Rockies on Wednesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Mike Bolsinger allowed three runs on tow hits and two walks while striking out six batters over five innings against the Padres on Friday.

Bolsinger is now sitting 6-3 with a 2.97 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and a 84:33 K:BB rate through 17 starts as he continues to have himself a respectable season in the back of the Dodgers' starting rotation. Outside of a handful of bad outings Bolsinger has produced more than the Dodgers would have expected at this point in the season, but unless he gets both his walks and strikeouts moving in the right direction he remains strictly a deep league play when in the starting rotation.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Scott Schebler went 2-for-5 connecting on his first career home run against the Padres on Friday.

It took Schebler only three games to go yard for the first time in the big leagues it was what just the second start of his young career. However until he starts to see more consistent playing time Schebler is nothing more than a cheap DFS play when in the starting lineup.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored against the Padres on Friday.

Gonzalez is now slashing .281/.351/.502 with 26 home runs, 81 RBI and 69 runs scored through 488 at-bats as he continues to be the most consistent bat in the Dodgers' lineup. Outside of a few cold stretches, Gonzalez has one more than enough to warrant must-start status in all league formats now and until the end of the regular season.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

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