Fantasy Baseball Category Impact: May 3
Colby Conway

A.J. Ramos picked up a save in Tuesday’s 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks, striking out one while retiring the side in order during the top of the ninth inning.

Ramos is now a perfect 8-for-8 in his save chances on the season, and despite issuing a few more walks than is comfortable for a closer, he has been dominant. The 29-year-old righty has allowed just one run on five hits and eight walks while racking up 14 strikeouts across 10.1 innings to this point in 2016. Ramos nailed down 32 save for the Marlins in 2015 and is one of the more reliable closers in the league right now.
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Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday’s 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

With the Marlins down 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Ozuna got the offense jump started with by launching a two-run bomb over the left-field wall that chase Arizona starter Patrick Corbin from the game. Ozuna is really starting to heat up for the Fish, as h has now homered in three straight games while going 4-for-14 with four RBI and four runs scored overall in that span. Ozuna’s power alone makes him a viable fantasy option in at least deeper mixed formats.
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Christian Yelich went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Tuesday’s 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Yelich was sporting a lofty .388 batting average just one week ago, but he left play Tuesday night riding a 3-for-19 slide over the Marlins’ last six games. His seventh inning homer is certainly a nice consolation for fantasy owners who would love to see the young outfielder get back on the torrid pace he set through the season’s first few weeks. Yelich is still a very valuable fantasy asset and should be in starting lineups in virtually all standard formats. He and the Marlins will square off with Arizona righty Rubby De La Rosa on Wednesday.
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Justin Nicolino tossed six innings in Tuesday’s 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks with no strikeouts.

This performance was certainly not as impressive as last Wednesday’s season debut in which Nicolino held the Dodgers scoreless over 7.1 innings, but the young lefty did improve to 2-0 on Tuesday night. Nicolino posted a respectable 4.01 ERA across 12 starts as a rookie in 2015 and has pitched pretty well in two outings this year. However, he is an extreme pitch-to-contact style hurler and that really limits his overall fantasy impact. Nicolino has a mere 25 strikeouts across 87.1 career innings in the bigs. He will next take the mound Sunday versus the Phillies.
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Welington Castillo went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday’s 7-4 loss to the Marlins.

Castillo just keeps raking for the Diamondbacks, as he bashed his team-leading seventh home run of the season Tuesday night. The power-hitting backstop currently sports a strong .293/.344/.585 triple slash with 14 RBI and 12 runs scored across 21 games. Castillo has become one of the league’s top offensive threats at the position and should be owned in all mixed fantasy formats.
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Patrick Corbin worked 5.1 innings in Tuesday’s 7-4 loss to the Marlins, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four.

Though this was not a terrible effort from Corbin, it continues a lackluster run of work on the mound. The 26-year-old lefty held a 2.75 ERA following his first three starts of the season, but has been tagged for 14 earned runs over the 17 innings since. Patience is the best approach for fantasy owners regarding Corbin right now, as he is still a viable option in most standard mixed leagues. He will look to get back on track Sunday at Atlanta.
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Joe Panik (groin) ran on a treadmill Tuesday without a problem and is expected back in the next few games.

Panik has now missed four straight games, but since he's expected back in a few games it seems he'll avoid a DL stint. Kelby Tomlinson has started all four games Panik has missed and has gone 5-for-16.
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Blue Jays recalled LHP Chad Girodo from Triple-A Buffalo.

Girodo will take Matt Dominguez's spot on the roster. Girodo has faced just 52 batters at the Triple-A level and doesn't figure to see any high leverage situations for Toronto.
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Blue Jays optioned Matt Dominguez to Triple-A Buffalo.

Dominguez had just seven at-bats with the Jays and went hit less. Chris Colabello's extended absence creates the opportunity for other guys to get more at-bats, but it won't be Dominguez. Justin Smoak should continue to get chances with Dominguez demoted.
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