Upton has been in a funk all season long, and fantasy owners across the globe are praying that Upton can turn it around sometime soon. He costed many owners right around a fifth round draft pick, and his production is not worthy of that draft slot. He has just three home runs and 11 RBI on the season. Yeah, it’s been that bad. He is 1-for-3 in his career off tomorrow’s starter Matt Shoemaker.
Martinez is a pure matchup play in DFS these days and has some value in mixed leagues. He’s not the hitter he once was, and that .343 batting average is going to regress with time. He seems to have dipped into the fountain of youth, because he’s actually stayed relatively healthy this season so far. If he can stay healthy, he could put up quality numbers this season.
Martinez’s batting average is down from recent years, but the power is there and the counting stats are pretty good hitting out of the two-hole for the Detroit Tigers. He has 11 home runs and 28 RBI on the season, to go along with a .251 batting average. Once he catches fire, you better watch out, because the home runs will really begin to pile up.
Kinsler is enjoying a career year. At 33 years of age, Kinsler is playing out of his mind right now. He’s hitting .315 on the season with 11 home runs, 28 RBI, 44 runs scored and six stolen bases. Barring anything crazy, he is well-deserving a spot in this year’s All-Star game. He’s 2-for-9 in his career off tomorrow’s starter Matt Shoemaker.
Miggy is enjoying yet another productive season in a Detroit uniform. He is hitting .304 with 12 homers, 32 RBI and 29 runs scored this season. To be frank, don’t take this guy out of your lineup, ever. He is 1-for-9 in his career off tomorrow’s starter Matt Shoemaker. Start him.
Well, Marte got the start and he played really well. It stinks that it probably wasn’t taken advantage of, but hey, if the guy gets another start, why not throw a dart in DFS? Marte will likely continue to start as long as Yunel Escobar is dealing with that wrist injury. Escobar is day-to-day, which makes Marte day-to-day as well, just in a different sense of the phrase.
Sanchez had nine strikeouts in his last nine innings pitched, however, he failed to strikeout a single batter tonight. Yeah, his last two starts were against the Rays and Phillies, perhaps a strong indicator as to why those strikeout numbers were high for the veteran right-hander. Sanchez’s ERA currently resides at a 6.67 mark, which is utterly atrocious if you ask me. He was taken deep three times in the game, which extends his streak to five straight games of allowing a home run. His next start will come on Sunday against the Chicago White Sox.
Cron had three home runs coming into this game and by the end of the game, his season total was vaulted to five. One of his home runs was a walk-off bomb that gave the Angels the win in this slugfest. Cron was slumping of late, but he has five hits in his last three games, so he seems to be over that mini-slump. His best value comes in AL-only formats.
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know that Mike Trout is a fantasy and reality stud who dominates the game. He’s enjoying another big season and he is well deserving of that top-4 pick. He’s hitting .318 with 12 homers, 40 RBI, 38 runs scored and six stolen bases. Don’t ever take this guy out of your seasonal lineups.
Well, at least the nine strikeouts were good. Everything else, meh. Not a great start for the southpaw at home against a potent Detroit offense. He had only allowed four earned runs, but when he was replaced by Cam Bedrosian, Ian Kinsler hit a grand slam, tacking two more runs onto Santiago’s line. The nine strikeouts were his highest since striking out 10 on April 18, so owners shouldn’t get too reliant on Santiago being a strikeout guy. His next start will come on Monday against the New York Yankees.