2016 NBA Draft Recap: Reaction and Analysis
Brett Squires
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Melvin Upton went 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI, and two runs scored in the Padres 13-4 win over the Reds on Friday.

Upton continued his surprising season and was one of the major keys to the Padres’ big offensive night. He is on pace for a 20-30 season, and somewhat surprisingly his power has yet to fade as the season wears on. His speed is legit and his most reliable fantasy asset moving forward. He will look to keep his season of renewed production going tomorrow when the Padres take on lefty Brandon Finnegan, and Upton has a very solid .822 OPS in 69 at-bats against lefties this season.
5 minutes ago

Adam Rosales went 1-for-3 with two walks, a home run, one RBI, three runs scored, and a stolen base in the Padres 13-4 win over the Reds.

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.
8 minutes ago

Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the Padres 13-4 win over the Reds on Friday.

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.
10 minutes ago

Colin Rea allowed three hits and one earned run (four runs total) while walking four and striking out seven over five innings in the Padres 13-4 win over the Reds.

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.
12 minutes ago

Cody Reed allowed nine hits and five earned runs while walking two and striking out six over five innings in the Reds 13-4 loss to the Padres.

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.
15 minutes ago

Update: X-rays on Ben Zobrist revealed only a bruise on his left ankle.

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.
17 minutes ago

Aaron Blair is expected to make his next scheduled start.

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.
19 minutes ago

Mike Pelfrey said he thinks he could start on Tuesday after throwing 48 pitches in relief Friday.

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.
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