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Colts agreed to terms on a deal with first-round pick Ryan Kelly.

No surprise here, as Kelly is likely eager to get to work with one of the best young quarterbacks in the game today. He and Luck should be the foundation of this Colts offense for years to come, a la Peyton Manning and Jeff Saturday of the glory years.
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Jake McGee picked up his seventh save of the season on Wednesday afternoon vs the Padres

While McGee has struggled so far this season (5.59 ERA), he set down the Padres with ease on Wednesday afternoon, giving him his first 1,2,3 ninth inning April 22nd. It is tough to sell McGee to fantasy owners right now, considering he hasn’t looked comfortable all season long, but his seven saves already and ample opportunities going forward, should boost his value long term.
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Tyler Chatwood went eight innings, allowed zero runs on three hits and one walk, while he struck out seven in a win over the Padres on Wednesday afternoon.

It was a stellar performance for Chatwood on Wednesday afternoon, as he went eight strong – needing only 99 pitches – and allowed zero runs on just three hits. He fanned seven batters, giving fantasy owners the complete package against the Padres. The excellent performance improved his record to 4-2 on the season, while his ERA was lowered to an impressive 2.15. Fantasy owners should feel proud of their late value pick in Chatwood this season.
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Jon Lester didn’t allow a run on eight hits while walking two and five strikeouts over 5.2 innings during the Cubs 6-2 win against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s start marked the first time Lester wasn’t able to give the Cubs at least six innings but he still effective nevertheless. The Pirates fought off tough pitches all afternoon and drove Lester’s pitch count up fast. Lester has been excellent this year, as he hasn’t allowed more than three runs in any of his starts. Lester’s next start will come against the Padres who struggle offensively. With the way Lester’s thrown the ball this year, he’s almost a shoe in for a quality start next Monday.
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Cesar Vargas went six innings, allowed one run on four hits and three walks, and struck out three on Wednesday afternoon in a loss to the Rockies.

It’s a shame that Vargas was saddled with the loss on Wednesday afternoon, as he went six strong innings – and could have kept going had he not been pinch hit for, as he only threw 85 pitches – while he only allowed one run and seven base runners. With yet another strong outing, Vargas lowered his ERA to 1.10 on the season, while his lack of run support leaves his season record at just 0-1. Things should turn around for him going forward, so fantasy owners should hang in there.
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Ben Zobrist went 1-for-5 with a home run (2), three RBI and one run scored during the Cubs 6-2 win against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Zobrist broke the scoreless game in the third blasting a three-run bomb into the right field stands. Although Zobrist’s average sits at a below average .250 mark, he’s doing exactly what he was brought to Chicago to do. He’s driving in runs at a very effective rate as he already has 16 RBI which puts him on track to drive in 100 runs this season and he’s sitting in a hotel room somewhere in Pittsburgh with a .373 on-base percentage. Zobrist is a fantastic fantasy option in all formats. He gets on base, he plays 100 positions and drives in runs.
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Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a double, home run (9), one RBI and three runs scored during the Cubs 6-2 win against the Pirates on Wednesday.

Don’t look now, but Rizzo is on fire. He now has three straight multi-hit games with six extra-base hits, six runs scored and three RBI. He also extended his hitting streak to eight games and has raised his average from .203 to .260 during that span. Rizzo is tied for fourth in home runs and leads the all of baseball in RBI. Even at .260, Rizzo is one of the best fantasy options in all of baseball.
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Juan Nicasio allowed four runs (one earned) on eight hits while walking three and striking out three over 4.1 innings during the Pirates 6-2 loss against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Nicasio labored through his start on Wednesday, not making it out of the fifth inning and suffering the loss. Before Wednesday’s start, Nicasio posted three consecutive solid outings. He’s been a great find for the Pirates and this was just a tiny blip on the radar. His next start will come in Cincinnati so if you’re looking for a bounce back start, pitching in that ballpark is not the answer for that.
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