Gee averaged 22.4 minutes per game last season, but he hardly made a huge impact out on the court. He's definitely not going to be a team's top priority in the offseason, but he could be a bargain signing that could pay off, especially if he can revert back to his time with the Denver Nuggets. For those 39 games in a Nuggets uniform, he shot 41.7 percent from beyond the arc.
Hopped up out his van, put a jersey on, mowed down the Marlins hitter’s said what’s up. Yeah, he’s making money. Okay, no more Soulja Boy song references. Norris had another solid outing on Wednesday as he navigated around nine base runners over his five innings of work. Norris had his A-plus swing-and-miss stuff as he fanned eight Marlins. The 23-year old is building a case for himself to remain in the Tigers rotation going forward, so he could be worth the add in many fantasy formats.
Cabrera was back at it again on Wednesday as he notched three hits, including his 18th homer of the year. He now has two big flys and six RBI in his past two games, and now has six homers and 19 RBI total for the month of June. Cabrera is slashing .301/.375/.542 on the year and incredibly those numbers are all below his career averages. Cabrera is still an elite fantasy talent in his 13th year in the majors.
The 24-year old Moya continues to impress as he belted his fourth homer of the year and fourth since June 19th, which is a span of six games. Moya has at least one hit in eight of his last nine games, including two three-hit outings mixed in. Through 17 games this year, Moya has posted a .993 OPS. We doubt that this is sustainable, but ride him while he’s hot in all fantasy formats.
The Tigers backup catcher had a monster day as he had a perfect 3-for-3 outing at the dish, including crushing his eighth homer of the season. Salty got off to an unpredictable start this year, seemingly hitting a home run everyday, but than predictably cooled off. He has zero fantasy value whatsoever. He has just 26 hits in 126 at-bats, good for a .206 average.
The Lakers could really use a player like Batum. Despite dealing with shoulder problems the past two seasons, Batum continues to be a quality small forward in the NBA. He averaged 14.9 points, 5.8 assists and 6.1 rebounds per game this past season, showcasing his ability to do a little bit of everything. The Washington Wizards have also been rumored to express interest in Batum's services.
Koehler had strung together five consecutive quality starts before allowing nine runs over his last two outings. The Tigers jumped out to an early start on Wednesday and Koehler couldn’t rebound from it. Koehler’s main issue has been the amount of walks he’s allowed. In 87 innings pitched, he’s walked 47 batters. That’s on top of 87 hits, so he’s constantly dealing pitches from the stretch. If Koehler can get back to where he was prior to his last two starts, he has some fantasy value.
After his four-hit afternoon against the Tigers Prado’s average is up to .316 on the year. Prado is now fourth in the National League with 92 hits on the year. He’s hitting for virtually no power as he has just two home runs on the year, but he does have 20 total extra-base hits. Prado is eligible at multiple positions, so he has plenty of value in all formats.
Wednesday was nothing but another day at the office for Suzuki, as he notched his second consecutive two-hit outing against the Tigers. Ichiro is now hitting .342 on the year and also is owner to a .417 on-base percentage. He opened the year as the Marlins fourth outfielder but with the way he’s hitting, it’s impossible to keep him out of the lineup. After his two hits on Wednesday, he’s just 14 hits away from 3,000 major league knocks. He may not be the same fantasy star he once was, but there are some leagues his services could definitely be used in.
Altuve is having an MVP caliber season and he's now reached a new career high of 32 games. Just to put things in perspective, the MLB record for most consecutive games of reaching base is 84 by Ted Williams back in 1949. Altuve may not reach that mark, but if he continues doing what he has been, he could be hauling in an MVP trophy by seasons end.