Fantasy Baseball: Week 13 Weekend Roundup

Catch up on the latest Fantasy Baseball happenings from this past weekend so you build the foresight necessary to DOMINATE the upcoming week ahead!

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  • If you know your job is being threatened by someone else, it can light a fire under some people. It certainly was the smelling salt to get Keon Broxton going. The Brewers outfielder was likely on the precipice of losing significant playing time or being sent down to the minors when Lewis Brinson was called up.
  • Instead, Broxton made sure he’s going to stay in the lineup. Broxton had three hits, homered, drove in three and stole a base Sunday. He has 13 home runs and 13 stolen bases. Seven of his home runs have come in the last 15 games. Brinson was sent to Triple-A Sunday.
  • Kenley Jansen walked his first batter of the season on Sunday, but still got five outs to get his 17th save. He has a 0.83 ERA and a 0.55 WHIP and a 52:1 K:BB ratio.
  • Cody Bellinger went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs Sunday. He is batting .274 with 24 home runs and 55 RBIs in 57 games. He has six home runs in the last nine games.
  • Corey Kluber has dominated since returning from the DL. He struck out 13 and allowed two unearned runs, three hits and two walks in a no-decision against the Twins. He reached double-digits in strikeouts in three straight games and has a 3.24 ERA with a 93:19 K:BB ratio in 72.1 innings.
  • Ervin Santana threw six scoreless innings and allowed nine hits, no walks and struck out seven in a win over the Indians. He is 10-4 with a 2.80 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.
  • Lance McCullers returned from the DL Saturday and allowed one earned run, four hits, no walks and struck out eight in five innings for the win. He threw 76 pitches after missing two weeks with a back injury. He is 7-1 with a 2.53 ERA.
  • After a slump, Jacob deGrom dominated for the third consecutive start. He went eight innings and allowed four hits, one walk, one run and struck out eight in a win over the Giants. He is 7-3 with a 3.71 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.

  • Jason Vargas picked up his 11th win on Saturday. He pitched seven innings and allowed eight hits, two runs, no walks and struck out two. He is 11-3 with a 2.29 ERA and 1.13 WHIP.
  • Carlos Gomez has been sizzling since returning from the DL. He hit a homer, scored two runs and stole a base Saturday. He is batting .262 with ten home runs, 29 RBIs, and six steals.
  • A lot of catchers have disappointed in 2017, but Gary Sanchez has lived up to the hype. He hit his 13th homer Sunday and is batting .298 with .560 slugging percentage in 168 at-bats. He missed most of April.
  • Shin-Soo Choo hit his 12th homer and has 39 RBIs.
  • Travis Shaw hit his 15th homer Sunday. Think the Red Sox could use him?
  • Sonny Gray pitched seven innings and allowed one earned run, four hits, walked one and struck out seven to get a win.
  • Michael Pineda is back to his inconsistent ways. He allowed six hits, seven runs, and a walk in four innings Sunday. He allowed three home runs, and his ERA is 4.12. He has allowed at least five earned runs in three of his last five starts.
  • Santiago Casilla allowed a run Sunday but picked up his 13th save. He has a 4.28 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Sean Doolittle pitched a scoreless eighth.
  • Trea Turner went 5-for-5 with four runs and two RBIs Saturday. Michael Taylor went 4-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs.
  • Joe Ross pitched seven innings and allowed one run, six hits, one walk, and struck out five.
  • Homer Bailey made his season debut against the Nationals Saturday and was crushed. He lasted 1.2 innings and allowed eight runs, six hits, and three walks.
  • Aaron Judge hit his 26th home run Saturday. Judge went 2-for-3 with two runs, one RBI and two walks Sunday.
  • Jay Bruce went 2-for-6 with a homer and three RBIs Sunday and is batting .270 with 20 home runs and 52 RBIs.
  • Michael Conforto left Sunday’s game after getting hit on the wrist by a pitch. X-rays were negative, and it’s a contusion.
  • George Springer homered Sunday for the fourth time in ten games and has 22 for the season with 47 RBIs.
  • Francis Martes couldn’t find the strike zone Sunday. He threw 34 of 63 pitches for strikes. He walked four and allowed two runs in two innings. He has a 5.51 ERA and 1.59 WHIP and gets the Yankees in his next start.
  • Giancarlo Stanton hit his 20th homer Sunday.
  • Tanner Roark was hammered by the Reds. He allowed nine hits and six runs in six innings with seven strikeouts. He has a 5.15 ERA.
  • Michael Taylor homered again on Sunday and has five home runs and 10 RBIs in his last nine games. He has 11 home runs, 30 RBIs, and seven stolen bases.
  • Scooter Gennett went 4-for-5 with a homer, two runs, and two RBIs. He has 11 home runs and 40 RBIs.
  • Jon Lester allowed a three-run homer to J.T. Realmuto in the first inning, but those were the only runs he allowed over seven innings in a win. He allowed four hits, one walk and struck out four. He has a 3.83 ERA and 1.25 WHIP.
  • Wade Davis has yet to blow a save and picked up his 15th Saturday. He has a 1.37 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 26.1 innings.
  • Zach Davies threw seven scoreless innings and allowed four hits, one walk and struck out none. He has a 4.98 ERA.
  • Just when Julio Teheran was starting to show some signs of consistency, he got hit hard by the Brewers at home. He allowed seven runs and seven hits in three innings and has a 5.30 ERA.
  • Trey Mancini homered on Saturday and Sunday and has 14 home runs. He is batting .321.
  • Jonathan Schoop hit his 15th homer and is batting .298.
  • Jacob Faria pitched well again in a no-decision against the Orioles. He went six innings and allowed three runs, five hits, one walk and struck out seven. He is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and a 29:5 K:BB ratio in 25.2 innings.
  • Matt Olson hit the first two home runs of his career Saturday. Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto, who was called up with Chad Pinder placed on the DL, also hit their first career home runs. It was the second time in baseball history that three teammates hit the first major league homer in the same game.
  • Brandon Kintzler picked up his 20th save in 23 chances on Saturday.

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  • After some bumpy spots in recent outings, Braves closer Jim Johnson allowed a single with two strikeouts in getting his 15th save Saturday.
  • Dinelson Lamet allowed two earned runs, three hits, one walk and struck out five in six innings in a no-decision.
  • Josh Reddick has been on fire since returning from a concussion. He homered Saturday and is 9-for-18 with two home runs since coming back.
  • Mets catcher Rene Rivera hit two home runs Sunday.
  • Corey Seager missed Saturday and Sunday’s games with a Grade 1 hamstring injury. The Dodgers say he’s day-to-day.
  • Kenta Maeda will start Tuesday as the Dodgers push back their starters one day.
  • The Brewers claimed catcher Stephen Vogt off waivers. He will split time with Manny Pina and gets a boost moving to Miller Park. Jett Bandy was sent to Triple-A.
  • Starlin Castro missed Sunday after getting a cortisone shot in his wrist.
  • Joey Gallo was sent back to Texas to get his hamstring evaluated.
  • Carlos Gonzalez has right shoulder soreness and has sat out since Friday.
  • Jon Gray will return to the Rockies’ starting rotation over the weekend in Arizona.
  • Addison Russell left Sunday’s game with right shoulder discomfort. It has bothered him throughout the season.

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  • Eduardo Rodriguez will begin a rehab assignment Thursday.
  • The Astros sent Joe Musgrove to Triple-A. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said it’s likely Dallas Keuchel returns after the All-Star break.
  • Mike Trout has begun hitting off a tee.
  • Nomar Mazara missed Saturday and Sunday with a bruised forearm.
  • Aaron Sanchez (blister) will make a rehab start Tuesday. He is expected to make at least two starts.
  • Roberto Osuna has been unavailable due to mental illness, but he returned Sunday and allowed one hit in a scoreless inning with three strikeouts.
  • The Cardinals placed Dexter Fowler on the 10-day DL with a right heel spur. The Cardinals called up Randal Grichuk, and he homered on Sunday night. He went on a power surge last season after being sent to the minor leagues and is worth adding in most formats.
  • Aaron Hicks left Sunday’s game with oblique tightness and is expected to land on the DL and miss 3-4 weeks.
  • Madison Bumgarner threw three scoreless innings in his first minor league appearance in Rookie ball. He allowed no hits and reportedly was throwing 88-91 miles per hour. He will throw a bullpen session later in the week before going on a rehab assignment and is expected to return in late July.
  • Martin Perez was placed on the 10-day DL with a right thumb fracture.
  • Carlos Rodon will join the White Sox rotation this week.
  • Blake Snell will join the Rays’ rotation this week with Erasmo Ramirez moving to the bullpen. Snell will start Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
  • The Phillies released Jeanmar Gomez and Michael Saunders.
  • Zach Britton is aiming to return July 5. He has pitched three scoreless innings during his rehab games.


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