2017 Fantasy Baseball SP Streamers: Week 5 Cover Image
2017 Fantasy Baseball SP Streamers: Week 5
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Mike Trout Headshot

Trout reached base four times Friday, going 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a 6-3 win over the Rangers.

The two-time American League MVP has taken his game to the next level this season, providing a combination of power and speed that not many can rival. His .710 slugging percentage ranks sixth among all major-league hitters, but Trout is the only one of the bunch that has at least five steals. In fact, no one with a slugging percentage over .548 has five or more stolen bases this season.
1:19 pm (EST)
Chris Tillman Headshot

Tillman (shoulder) will start for Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

While there was a possibility that Tillman would make his season debut for the Orioles on Tuesday, the 29-year-old opted for one final rehab game with Triple-A Charlotte before rejoining the big league club. If all goes well, Tillman should be ready to rejoin the Orioles' rotation sometime next week. Meanwhile, Alec Asher or Jayson Aquino should get the spot start in his place Tuesday.
1:18 pm (EST)
Seth Lugo Headshot

Lugo (elbow) is slated to throw off the slope of a mound Sunday and is targeting a late May return, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

This will be the first time he'll throw off an elevated surface since getting shut down with a slight UCL tear. Robert Gsellman, Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey have all had their struggles, and Noah Syndergaard is day-to-day with biceps tendinitis, so it's possible Lugo could find his way into the rotation once healthy. However, Steven Matz (elbow) is at the same stage in his recovery, and he figures to get the first look if the Mets need to add a starter.
1:13 pm (EST)
Steven Matz Headshot

Matz (elbow) is slated to throw off the slope of a mound Sunday and is targeting a late-May return, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

This will be the first time he throws off an elevated surface since he was shut down with the flexor tendon strain. Other than Noah Syndergaard, who is day-to-day with biceps tendinitis, and Jacob deGrom, the Mets have struggled to get solid work from their starters, so a spot in the rotation should be waiting for Matz once he is healthy. Seth Lugo (elbow) is at the same stage in his recovery, but Matz is ahead of him in the pecking order.
1:09 pm (EST)
Josh Donaldson Headshot

Donaldson (calf) took batting practice on the field before Saturday's game against the Rays.

Donaldson will head to Florida on Sunday to continue his rehab process after taking batting practice with no issues. Although the 31-year-old remains without a set return date, he is nearing the halfway point of his proposed 2-to-4 week timetable, so a possible rehab assignment doesn't appear too far behind. Donaldson remains hopeful for a return in May, though more should be known about his possible return date as he continues to ramp up his rehab in Florida.
1:03 pm (EST)
Gift Ngoepe Headshot

Ngoepe went 3-for-3 with two walks Friday against Miami.

Making his first major-league start, the African native nearly hit an opposite-field homer, legging out a triple off the base of the right-center field wall. Although Ngoepe's not known for his offense, his solid defensive skills could help him see more at-bats while he's hot.
1:03 pm (EST)
Yoenis Céspedes Headshot

Cespedes' hamstring strain is not considered serious and the Mets are hopeful that he will be able to return when first eligible on May 8, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

General manager Sandy Alderson did not provide the grade of Cespedes' hamstring strain, but he said the ultrasound did not reveal any significant damage. While it is encouraging to hear that Cespedes may only miss 10 days, each ensuing hamstring injury further solidifies the fact that this is something that may plague him at times throughout the rest of his career. Michael Conforto figures to start almost every day in left field while Cespedes is out.
12:57 pm (EST)
Craig Anderson Headshot

Anderson will start between the pipes in Saturday's Game 2 against the Rangers.

Anderson was razor-sharp in Game 1, turning aside 34 of the 35 shots he faced en route to a 2-1 victory. The veteran netminder has been stellar this postseason, compiling a 5-2-0 record while registering an impressive 1.81 GAA and .930 save percentage over seven appearances. He'll look to stay dialed in and help his team secure a two-game advantage over the Rangers on Saturday.
12:48 pm (EST)
Tyler Lyons Headshot

Lyons is no longer in consideration to start Monday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

With Saturday's game against the Reds getting rained out, the Cardinals no longer need a sixth starter to fill in, so Michael Wacha will take the ball Monday on regular rest. Lyons should continue to serve as a long man in the Cardinals' bullpen.
12:47 pm (EST)
Jameson Taillon Headshot

Taillon allowed one earned run in five innings Friday, scattering five hits and two walks while striking out four.

The righty labored through five innings, throwing 95 pitches (58 for strikes). Of course, he may have struggled with concentration when the Pirates took an early 9-0 lead. Taillon has pitched well in 2017 (2.08 ERA, 1.25 WHIP), but after walking only 17 batters in 104 innings as a rookie, he's issued 12 free passes in only 30.1 innings.
12:47 pm (EST)
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