Corey Kluber's dominance continued as he allowed just one run on five hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts over 7.2 innings against the Orioles on Friday.
Kluber continued his great season in 2014 as he has now allowed two runs or less in nine of his last 10 starts while striking logging double-digit strikeouts in five of those contests. He is sitting 13-6 with a 2.41 ERA and 1.07 WHIP through 26 starts while owning a ridiculous 197:38 K:BB rate over 179.1 innings. Kluber has done everything in his power to solidify himself as a staff ace and unless he has a major fall off the next few week, he will be a contender for this year's Cy Young Award in the Amerindian League. He will look to get back in the win column went he takes on the Twins in his next start. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jonathan Gray is expected to start for the Rockies Tuesday.
Gray was the third overall pick in 2013, but his minor league numbers have not exactly lived up to his lofty draft status. In 21 games at Triple-A this season, Gray has a 4.33 ERA, 3.89 FIP and 2.68 K/BB rate. While he probably needs to be owned in deeper leagues and keeper leagues, it is going to be awfully hard to feel confident starting him in Coors until he has some big league success. He could be a sneaky tournament play for DFS Tuesday against the strikeout-prone Mariners, but Gray could easily give up five home runs as well. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run against the Nationals on Sunday.
Duda is absolutely on fire and is a must-start until he shows signs of slowing down. He became the first Mets player in franchise history to hit nine home runs in an eight-game span after his 21st bomb of the season tonight. Duda was middling around this summer until coming on strong this past week. In his last eight games he has nine homers, 11 hits and a ridiculous 1.393 slugging percentage. This is obviously something Duda won’t be able to keep up, but until he drops off keep him in your lineup. Analysis: Zack Carpenter