FAmily Times Podcast - A Sports Smorgasbord
Justin Fensterman and Ryan Hallam talk about hot starts in fantasy baseball, fantasy football draft strategy, and dealing with fantasy basketball playoffs.
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K. Seager - 3B
Kyle Seager went 0-for-3 against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
The hitless game brings Seager's batting average to .237 over 154 plate appearances. On the bright side, he's hit seven homers and driven in 26 runs. With a strikeout rate of only 19.5 percent, hard-hit rate of 45.4 percent, and barrel rate of 14.8 percent, there's plenty of reason to believe better days are ahead. With the quality of contact he's made, his expected batting average sits at .270 while a .572 expected slugging supports the power output.
Added 1:29 am (EST)
M. Beaty - LF
Matt Beaty went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI against the Mariners on Wednesday.
Beaty got the Dodgers on the board with a two-run double in the fourth inning off of Justin Dunn. He later drove in one more run with a base hit in the fifth. The 28-year-old outfielder has been productive in limited playing time with a .318 batting average, one home run, and 18 RBI over just 54 plate appearances.
Added 1:22 am (EST)
Max Muncy went 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored, two RBI, and two walks against the Mariners on Wednesday.
Muncy drew two walks and scored a run before launching his seventh home run of the season in the fifth inning off of Will Vest to drive in two runs. He later added a base hit in the seventh and scored on a single by AJ Pollock. The 30-year-old first baseman has been an on-base machine with 36 walks to 36 strikeouts to bring his slash to .234/.437/.468 with the seven homers, 23 runs scored, and 19 RBI through 151 plate appearances.
Added 1:16 am (EST)
J. Dunn - SP
Justin Dunn surrendered two runs on three hits and three walks with two strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings in a loss against the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Dunn had held the Dodgers scoreless through three innings before things got away from him in the fourth. He had trouble finding the strike zone and walked the first two batters before Will Smith loaded the bases with a single. Two batters later, Matt Beaty doubled to right field to score two runs and end the day for Dunn. The 25-year-old right-hander doesn't generate many swings and misses, so he can't get away with walking too many batters, and it hurt him Wednesday against the potent Dodger lineup. Dunn will look to bounce back his next time out with a nice matchup against the Tigers in Seattle next week.
Added 1:15 am (EST)
Julio Urias allowed one run on two hits and one walk with six strikeouts over seven innings in a 7-1 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.
Urias allowed just two hits over seven frames. Both of those hits would come in the fifth inning to drive in the only run against the 24-year-old left-hander. Urias needed just 87 pitches to get through the seven innings and tossed 64 of them for strikes. With ten whiffs, he finished with an excellent 39 percent CSW rate (called strikes plus whiffs). Urias is in line for a start against the Diamondbacks in Los Angeles his next time out.
Added 12:47 am (EST)
Yimi Garcia pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout to earn the save against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Garcia started the frame by striking out David Peralta before Stephen Vogt got on base with a single. Eduardo Escobar followed by lining a hard-hit shot to Jesus Aguilar, who stepped on first base to complete the double-play and end the game. It was the sixth save of the season for the 30-year-old right-hander.
Added 12:44 am (EST)
Jesus Aguilar went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and a walk in a 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Aguilar put the Marlins on the board early with a two-run shot off of Matt Peacock to put the Marlins up 2-0 in the first inning. It was the 30-year-old first baseman's ninth home run of the season. He later added a base hit in the third inning. Aguilar has quietly been one of the top first baseman in fantasy with a .291 batting average, nine homers, and 31 RBI over 138 plate appearances.
Added 12:39 am (EST)
C. Poteet - SP
Cody Poteet allowed two runs on four hits and no walks with six strikeouts over five innings in a win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Poteet made his first career start on Wednesday for the Marlins and had an impressive first showing with just two runs allowed over five frames. He allowed an RBI double to David Peralta in the first inning and a solo homer to Andrew Young in the fifth. The 26-year-old right-hander tossed 54-of-77 pitches for strikes and did not allow a free pass while generating 13 whiffs on the day to finish with a 36 percent CSW rate (called strikes plus whiffs). Poteet is currently projected to make his next start on the road against the Phillies next week.
Added 12:33 am (EST)