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Playing out of the DH spot, Mike Trout went 3-for-8 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and walk against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Trout ended an 0-for-10 slump in Saturday's marathon game, and is now slashing .299/.387/.575 with 26 home runs and 84 RBI on the season Although his stolen base production is down this season (12 SB), now that he is maturing into more of a power hitter in the two-hole, there aren't going to be as many opportunities for him as we have seen in the past. Either way he is still arguably the best fantasy option moving forward. 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