His 2-for-4 night at the dish raises his average to .295, while the home run and RBI were his second and 16th on the season. After playing in no more than 87 games in any season so far in his three-year career, Villar appears poised for a breakout 2016 campaign. Fantasy owners should take notice, as his solid average and impressive stolen base totals will insert him in the starting shortstop conversation in many formats going forward.
His unbelievable season continues, as he clubbed his ninth homer of the season on Thursday night, while his 1-for-3 night at the dish actually lowered his unbelievable .361 average. As good as Braun was in 2015, it appears that he’s ready to return to MVP form of his years past. Fantasy owners should adjust accordingly, as he appears to be a steal so far this season.
Make it back-to-back saves for Torres, seemingly out of nowhere, as he is by no means in consideration for the Brewers closer job at the moment. His save on Wednesday night was circumstantial because of his odd man out luck of the draw after a 13 inning affair, while on Thursday he completed a two inning job to nail things down. If he does it again anytime soon, then it might be time to start giving him a second look in fantasy leagues, but until then, Torres’ recent success is just coincidental.
The home run was his second of the season and his two RBI, his 9th and 10th. Considering this, it is totally understandable why he is not in consideration for ownership in any fantasy format going forward.
Peralta has been solid in his last two starts, lasting nearly six innings in each, while he has allowed three runs or less, and has struck out four or more batters. He’s got electric stuff, so there is no denying his talent, however he has yet to put it all together. Still developing, Peralta is not someone to be relied upon in fantasy formats going forward.
Despite the loss, Wisler pitched a good game on Thursday night against the Brewers. He lasted six, allowed three, and struck out seven... As close to as rock solid as an outing can get from a non-ace pitcher. Despite his 2-4 record, Wisler’s numbers would indicate that he should be owned in most formats going forward. He gives consistent length, has evidenced improving strikeout totals, and has maintained a 3.08 ERA. Not too shabby for an off the radar name.
The Story continues, as the legend of his early season success builds as the summer approaches. He’s now got 13 round trippers on the season to go along with his respectable .272 average and 33 RBI. While he may begin to fall off slightly, it is unlikely that the rookie shortstop will fade into obscurity any time soon.
The part time catcher clubbed his first home run of the season on Thursday night, while his two RBI give him five total for the year. With numbers as little as that, it is totally understandable why he is unownable in all formats going forward.
Now is the time to strike when it comes to acquiring CarGo, as he tends to hit homers in bunches. With a home run on Thursday, fantasy owners can expect a run of dingers from him over the next week or so. Considering this, to go along with his .287 average, Gonzalez is a pretty solid value play going forward.
Papi teed off for his 12th home run of the season on Thursday night, as he added to his total and epic swan song of a final season. He’s now got a .337 average, 12 home run, and 45 RBI, numbers that legitimately put Ortiz in the MVP discussion. Despite his lack of positional versatility, there is no questioning Ortiz’s value. He appears too good to ignore.