Javier Baez played the hero role Tuesday night, smacking a game-winning solo home run in the 12th inning to give the Cubs a 3-2 edge over the Rockies.
Baez homered in his first career game on Tuesday night, and it could not have come at a better time. After slashing .260/.323/.510 with 23 home runs and 80 RBI at the Triple-A level, the Cubs finally promoted one of their top prospects in Baez on Monday, and quickly made his presence felt. Although there are going to be bumps in the road, like with all young hitters, Baez is certainly worth an add in deep formats based on his power potential if nothing else. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Ryan Ludwick has been told he will not make the Rangers.
Ludwick is considering his options at the moment, which include going down to Triple-A until the big league club needs his services, or requesting a release and looking for another team that can offer him a spot on the 25-man roster. No matter what happens, though, he is not going to be fantasy relevant. Ludwick's calling card is power, but he last hit over 20 home runs in 2012 with 26 (and before that was in 2009), and the now-36 year old is only losing power potential at this point. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Brady Aiken announced Thursday that he had Tommy John surgery.
This is unfortunate for Aiken as he now probably wishes that he signed with the Astros last summer after being the number one pick in last year's draft. Instead, he suffered an arm injury last week and will now be on the shelf for the next year. He still has a high ceiling, but his overall value is definitely diminished at this point. Analysis: David Kerr