2018 Fantasy Baseball Podcast: September 2
Nate Miller is joined by Colby Conway to talk all things Fantasy Baseball as the final month of the 2018 MLB regular season gets underway.
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T. Rogers - RP
Rogers earned the save in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles by allowing one run on three hits across two innings. He struck out five and did not issue a walk.
Rogers earned his first save of the year back in the season opener but didn't receive a second chance until Saturday. The 28-year-old has mostly been used in a setup role with four holds and has a 1.69 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 14:2 K:BB over 10.2 innings.
Added 1:32 am (EST)
G. Springer - CF
Springer went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
The 29-year-old is hitting .296 with three home runs and seven RBI in the last seven games. That's raised his season batting average to .278, and he now possesses a .557 slugging percentage as well. That's in large part due to six homers in just 79 at-bats. Springer also has 17 RBI, 14 runs and two steals in 20 games.
Added 1:14 am (EST)
A. McCutchen - LF
McCutchen went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs in an 8-5 victory against the Rockies on Saturday.
The .267 batting average isn't anything special, but McCutchen is putting together a very solid start in every other category. Behind 10 extra-base hits, including four homers, and 18 walks, he owns a .929 OPS. McCutchen has also already scored 19 runs and has nine RBI out of the leadoff spot. Better yet, McCutchen always seems to get better as the season goes, which at least in theory, gives him a solid chance of posting his best offensive numbers since 2015.
Added 1:09 am (EST)
J. Berríos - SP
Berrios (3-1) earned the win in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader at Baltimore by giving up four runs on eight hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked three.
Berrios managed to get the win despite allowing 12 baserunners and three home runs, as Minnesota's offense picked him up with a three-run sixth inning. The 24-year-old lines up to face the Orioles again next weekend and has a 2.97 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 33:8 K:BB across 33.1 innings through five starts.
Added 1:08 am (EST)
B. Harper - RF
Harper went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in an 8-5 victory against the Rockies on Saturday.
The 26-year-old didn't follow up his 5-for-7 night Friday with another multi-hit game, but he did go deep for his fifth homer. Harper started slowly this season, but all of the sudden, he's slashing .289/.426/.566 with 11 extra-base hits, 14 RBI, 14 runs and one steal in 76 at-bats.
Added 1:04 am (EST)
C. Blackmon - RF
Blackmon went 4-for-5 with a home run, a triple, two RBI and two runs in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
The walkoff homer he hit Friday night seemed to propel him to a four-hit night Saturday. He led off the bottom of the first with another bomb and kept hitting the rest of the game. Blackmon is hitting .264 with two homers, 10 RBI, nine runs and a steal in 87 at-bats this season.
Added 1:01 am (EST)
J. Winker - LF
Winker hit a pinch-hit home run in a 4-2 victory over the Padres on Saturday.
The 25-year-old didn't start Saturday because the Padres were sending left-hander Eric Lauer to the mound. Winker took advantage of his one at-bat against Matt Wisler, though, as he led off the seventh inning with a bomb. Winker is hitting .183 but has six home runs and 10 RBI in 60 at-bats this season.
Added 12:57 am (EST)
E. Hosmer - 1B
Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a home run and an RBI single in a loss to the Reds on Saturday.
The veteran first baseman was below the Mendoza Line coming into Saturday, so he badly needed the multi-hit game he recorded. Hosmer was just 1-for-19 his last five games, but he's now batting .213 with two home runs, 11 RBI and eight runs in 80 at-bats this season.
Added 12:53 am (EST)