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2017 Fantasy Baseball SP Streamers: Week 5
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Luis Perdomo Headshot

Perdomo went six innings Friday, giving up three runs (one earned) while striking out five against the Giants.

The 23-year-old turned in his best performance of the season Friday, notching his first quality start despite not factoring into the decision. He used his sinker and slider to attack the Giants early and often, throwing 50 of his 69 pitches for strikes. He was pulled after the sixth because manager Andy Green felt his starter struggled against the top of San Francisco's lineup, which was due to bat in the seventh. Despite the early exit, Perdomo proved that he has fully healed from the shoulder injury he suffered earlier this month. His next scheduled start against the Rockies next Thursday won't be as cushy as Friday's matchup against the struggling Giants, but it does come at home, keeping the righty in the conversation as a deep-league or NL-only option.
3:28 pm (EST)
Kevin Bieksa Headshot

Bieksa (lower body) may miss the rest of the Ducks' second-round series against the Oilers, Elliott Teaford of the Southern California News Group reports.

Bieksa was fantastic in Anaheim's opening-round series against Calgary, notching four assists while registering a plus-5 rating over four games, so it'll be a huge loss if he's unable to heal up in time to participate in the Ducks' second-round matchup with the Oilers. The veteran blueliner should be considered iffy at best for Game 3, but his status for that contest will be confirmed prior to puck drop Sunday evening.
3:26 pm (EST)
J.D. Martínez Headshot

Martinez (foot) went 3-for-9 in an extended spring training game Friday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Martinez continues to slowly make his way back from a sprained right foot that has kept him sidelined him since spring training. The 29-year-old may need a brief rehab assignment before activation, but he still remains hopeful to return sometime in May.
3:00 pm (EST)
Sami Vatanen Headshot

Vatanen (upper body) is questionable for Sunday's Game 3 against the Oilers, Elliott Teaford of the Southern California News Group reports.

Vatanen has missed the Ducks' last five games due to an upper-body injury he sustained in the first game of Anaheim's opening-round series against the Flames, but he was on the ice for pregame warmups ahead of Friday's Game 2, indicating he's likely on the verge of returning to the lineup. His status for Sunday's Game 3 likely won't be determined until the Ducks' run line rushes during their pregame skate.
2:56 pm (EST)
Justin Turner Headshot

Turner went 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBI in Friday's win over the Phillies.

The red-hot third baseman extended his current hitting streak to 14 games, raising his batting average to .381 in the process. The hit streak is even more impressive when you consider that he suffered a hand injury during the streak, but returned and didn't skip a beat. Turner has yet to record a home run this season, but his 10 doubles have kept his slugging percentage (.500) slightly above last year's mark (.493) when he hit a career-high 27 homers. While he may not reach that mark again this season, the home runs will surely be on their way as long as he continues to make hard contact 30.7 percent of the time.
2:54 pm (EST)
Phil Hughes Headshot

Hughes' scheduled start Saturday against the Royals has been postponed by rain.

Hughes will have his start pushed back to Sunday's series finale, where he matches up with Jason Hammel. The veteran right-hander has put together a solid comeback season after posting a 5.95 ERA over 11 starts last year, yet remains a risky pickup due to his tendency to give up home runs (1.3 HR/9 career).
2:50 pm (EST)
Jason Hammel Headshot

The Royals' matchup with the Twins on Saturday has been postponed due to rain, Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star reports. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 1.

The Royals will simply push Hammel back a day, and he'll take the hill for Sunday's series finale. That means Danny Duffy will likely be on the mound for Monday's series-opener against the White Sox.
2:48 pm (EST)
Kenley Jansen Headshot

Jansen threw a perfect inning Friday, striking out the side on the way to his sixth save of the season in a win over the Phillies.

The dominant closer is in mid-season form already, converting all six of his save opportunities -- with three requiring more than three outs -- while posting a 1.93 ERA and a sparkling 15.4 K/9. Jansen continues to prove that he is one of the elite ninth-inning options in all of baseball.
2:46 pm (EST)
Kenta Maeda Headshot

Maeda (2-2) turned in a strong out Friday, tossing seven innings of two-run ball while striking out eight in a win over the Phillies.

The 29-year-old had struggled through his first four starts of the season, but he bounced back in a big way Friday. Maeda used his cutter -- a pitch he never used in 2016 -- to attack Philadelphia's left-handed batters and it resulted in his finest outing this season. This was also the first start where the righty didn't surrender a home run. After getting hit hard in tough matchups in his previous three outings, Maeda may have restored faith in fantasy owners and saved his spot in the rotation with this dominant showing. He has a favorable matchup against the Padres next Friday, a perfect situation to build off of Friday's success.
2:38 pm (EST)
Carl Hagelin Headshot

Hagelin (lower body) missed morning skate Saturday -- ahead of Game 2 against the Capitals -- but as Penguins coach Mike Sullivan told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "It doesn't mean anything. This morning was an optional skate. Everybody will be game-time decisions."

At this point, Penguins fans are used to the fleet-footed winger not being in the lineup; he's missed the past 16 games due to the injury, and one can only speculate which line he'd be on upon his return. This latest report indicates that the Penguins could bring back the HBK line -- comprised of Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel -- a trio that was absolutely electric on the way to the Stanley Cup title last year.
2:35 pm (EST)
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