Hill has been one of the pleasant surprises of the season so far, and despite struggling a bit with command Sunday afternoon, he still managed another solid outing. Through six starts in 2016, the 36-year-old southpaw has posted a stellar 2.53 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 11.5 K/9 across 32 innings. Hill should be owned in pretty much all leagues standard fantasy leagues right now, but there is some merit to the theory that he could be a “sell-high” property. He will climb back atop the mound Saturday in Baltimore.
It looks like the dual threat receiver will be staying with the Rams for the long haul as the organization is working to hash out a long-term deal. Austin will be one of the more talented new weapons for No. 1 overall selection Jared Goff. Austin caught 52 catches for 473 yards and 5 touchdowns last season while also rushing for 434 yards and four scores. Austin is not utilized in the offense enough to warrant using a draft pick on, except in deeper leagues. He will be picked up off the waiver wire in most leagues once again in 2016.
Gregerson had given up two runs on three hits and a walk over his last four innings prior to this outing, but he breezed through three batters to pick up his fifth save of the season Sunday afternoon. The 31-year-old closer has converted all five of his save chances so far this season while pitching to a 1.80 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 7-to-3 K/BB ratio across 10 innings.
After going 0-for-7 over the first two games of this series in Oakland, which amounts to an epic slump given the way he has been hitting this season, Altuve gave the Astros an early lead by hammering the third pitch of the contest over the left-center field wall. The three-time All-Star put up nothing less than MVP-like production during the first month of the season and has now gotten of to a strong start in May. Altuve and the Astros will square off with highly-touted prospect Jose Berrios on Monday night, as the right-hander makes his MLB debut for the Twins.
Fister gave the Astros’ recently slumping offense exactly what they needed Sunday afternoon. The towering righty came in off of back-to-back quality starts and delivered his best performance of the season to date. After allowing nine earned runs over his first 10.2 innings of 2016, Fister has worked to a solid 2.89 ERA across his last 18.2. He will look to keep it going Friday night against the Mariners.
What was thought to be a clear path to a bell cow running back in Tennessee, the draft has muddled the position. DeMarco Murray looked like the clear number one with the Titans in a system suited for his downhill running style. But they took Derrick Henry in the second round of the draft. For now, it looks as though Henry is there to be tutored by Murray and the veteran is the clear cut number one, but monitor how this evolves in the pre-season.
Just another multiple home run game for a player with a career batting average of .219 on Sunday. Chris Carter has shown the ability to hit home runs in spurts and may be in the midst of another hot streak. He hit two more on Sunday to raise his season total to seven with the Brewers and now has 18 RBI. Carter entered action on a three game hitless streak but blasted three with the two homers. He is hitting .278/.355/.671 on the season. Ride the hot streak while it lasts but remember Carter will regress towards the .219 average at some point.
Ryan Braun has been a part of rumors recently regarding a potential trade. Braun has done nothing to assuage teams looking to pursue him as he is now hitting .349/.419/.578 after getting three more hits on Sunday. He has scored 14 runs with five home runs and 20 RBI to go with two stolen bases. Braun is on pace for 34 homers and 14 steals for Milwaukee.