The former second basemen turned utility man got off to a rough start this season but has begun to turn it around in May. He’s hit .301 in the month with two home runs, nine RBI and three stolen bases. As long as Kendrick can stretch out this success throughout the remainder of the season, he’ll become a valuable asset to own in all fantasy formats. Especially when he becomes eligible at first, second, third and the outfield.
Gonzalez is clearly enjoying Mets pitching this series as he’s notched six hits in nine at-bats, including four on Saturday. Gonzalez is as steady as they come and although he’s not hitting the amount of home runs we’ve grown accustomed to seeing, his average is still hovering up near .300. He’ll find his power stroke and start shooting the gaps more, which will maximize his fantasy value in the long run.
What’s a Mets vs. Dodgers series without Chase Utley being in the center of controversy, right? Well, after Noah Syndergaard threw him at in the 3rd inning of Saturday’s game, Utley responded in a monster way by blasting two homers, one in the grand variety, and single handily quieting Citi Field. Utley’s sudden revelation has been indescribable. After looking lost at the plate in 2015, Utley looks like he did when he was in the midst of his prime. He’s doing it all at the plate and is worth the add in all fantasy formats.
Maeda got back on track during Saturday’s outing despite leaving the game after just 75-pitches over five innings. Maeda had gone through a rough three game patch, allowing four runs in three prior to Saturday’s. That said, opponents are hitting just .207 against him and his WHIP is barely over one at 1.05. Maeda should feel no ill effects from the line drive he took off his hand during Saturday’s contest and should make his next start against the Cubs.