Rosales is not an everyday player for the Padres but he took advantage of his chances tonight. He contributed in just about every category imaginable but it should not be expected moving forward given his .701 OPS on the season. He likely will not be in the lineup tomorrow when the Padres take on Brandon Finnegan and the Reds.
Solarte has had a tough time with injuries this season but this was a highlight performance as he managed to record three hits in one game for the third time this season. While his average is a respectable .269 and his OBP is a very solid .356, his OPS is just .793. While that is not a number to sneeze at, it indicates that he has not hit with a lot of power and as a member of the poor Padres offense that limits his fantasy value. Tomorrow could be a good day to play him, however, as he will bat as a righty and when he has hit from that side of the plate he has a 1.057 OPS on the season.
Rea managed to earn his fourth win of the season in tonight’s game and he had plenty of run support along the way. While Rea has struggled in nearly every relevant fantasy category this season, in his past two starts, which have spanned 11.1 innings, he has recorded thirteen strikeouts and surrendered just two earned runs. Even so, he is a streaming option at best and if you can stay away from using him you will likely be better off. His next start will come in a week against the Yankees.
Reed was hit hard in his second major league start. Though his career debut came with flaws, that performance was much more impressive than tonight. That has been the way of rookie pitchers this year so it is not advisable to invest too heavily in Reed or most of the rookie pitchers out there.
This is good news for Zobrist owners. With no structural damage to his ankle, the time Zobrist misses, if any, could be limited. Zobrist is batting .302 for the injury-plagued NL Central leaders.
Over his last seven starts, Aaron Blair has posted a 10.57 ERA (36 ER/30.2 IP) with 18 walks, 22 strikeouts and seven homers allowed. He has zero wins in 10 starts this season and will likely be heading to the minors if he doesn't get things turned around.
Pelfrey (1-7) was scheduled to start Saturday against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park but the Tigers have shuffled their rotation to get Anibal Sanchez back into it while limiting rookie Michael Fulmer's innings. Pelfrey will more than likely start on Tuesday, and with a 5.19 ERA on the season Pelfrey might be better suited for your bench.
Farquhar has a 3.38 ERA in 5.1 IP this year. He just makes the cut as the Rays 26th man for their double header Saturday. He could be a spot start in deeper leagues, but avoid him in standard leagues.
The Rays have optioned RHP Steve Geltz to make room for OF Oswaldo Arcia. Geltz, who pitched well in his first two appearances after getting called up from Triple-A last Friday, gave up three hits (including two homers) and three earned runs over an inning in Tuesday's 6-0 loss to the Indians. He struck out two.