After getting off to an extremely fast start to his 2016 campaign, Duffey has scuffold over his previous two starts. He’s allowed 11 earned runs during that span and hasn’t looked sharp at all. The most alarming stat on Duffey’s resume is the .272 batting average against. Duffey is allowing far too many base runners to be a valuable fantasy commodity.
It was an absolute moonshot over the center field fence (407 ft) with a bat flip and all. He finished his rehab assignment 3-for-6 with two singles, a home run, and three RBI. Expect him back as the starting DH in the Yankees lineup tomorrow as they take on the Blue Jays in the series finale.
The injury looked pretty brutal, but luckily he came away from it with just a "mild" ankle sprain. Expect him to take a couple of days off, getting reevaluated likely tomorrow to make sure his swelling reduced. If all goes as expected, he shouldn't be out for long.
If you can pinpoint the best offensive player on this 12-34 Twins team, Nunez has been just that. He didn’t start the season as an everyday player but was hitting too much to keep him out of the lineup. After his three hit day on Wednesday, Nunez is host to an impressive slash line of .314/.347/.482. He’s also swiped eight bags so he’s doing a little bit of everything. Nunez is a must own player right now due to his successful start partnered with his versatility and ability to start at multiple positions.
Dozier, like most of the Twins’ hitters, has struggled mightily this season. His one hit -- a homer -- raised his average to .200. A year after being named to the all-star team, Dozier seems like an entirely different player. Dozier hasn’t been worth virtually anything in fantasy this season.
Sano has struggled through the 2016 campaign thus far but he is showing the same power stroke in the month of May as he did last year. He has five homers in May and eight on the year. Sano has unfortunately been a fantasy liability this season after being taken so high in many drafts everywhere.
With the Twins being such a poor team, Jepsen hasn’t had many save opportunities this season and converted his fourth save. However, when he has gotten his chance he’s almost blown as many saves as he’s achieved. He has three blown saves but fortunately for him, nobody is seemingly coming for his current position. That said, his job is secure only until Glen Perkins returns.
Rightfully so, as he has been a revelation for the Raptors since being injected into the starting lineup a couple of weeks ago. Valačiūnas does possess an offensive game that can't be ignored, however he will be best served off the bench going forward.
Gee had posted three consecutive solid outings since joining the Royals rotation but he posted a stinker on Wednesday. The home run ball came back to bite him as the Twins took him deep three times. Gee is striking opponents out at a solid clip (32 K’s in 35 IP) but has allowed seven homers over his 10 outings. Despite his subpar outing on Wednesday, Gee should be considered as a deep formatted fantasy option. His next start will come against the Tampa Bay Ray’s inept offense. He could be a solid DFS play.