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  • Rhys Hoskins connects for three-run homer
    Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Hoskins smashed a three-run home run off Ty Blach in the third inning. The 24-year-old outfielder made his major league debut on August 10 and has jumped out of the gate with four home runs in his first 10 games in the bigs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Cameron Rupp smacks solo homer in win
    Cameron Rupp went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored and a walk in Saturday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Rupp put a final bow on a strong offensive night by the Phillies, cracking a solo home run in the ninth inning to put the Giants up by a 12-4 score. The backstop has now homered in back-to-back games. For the overall campaign, he owns a .233/.320/.446 triple-slash with 12 homers and 27 RBI over the course of 71 games played. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Denard Span races for inside-the-park homer
    Denard Span went 2-for-3 with a solo inside-the-park home run and three total RBI in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Span scooted his way around the bases for an inside-the-park home run in the first inning and collected a two-run single just one frame later. No further RBI damage after that point for the veteran outfielder. For the campaign as a whole, Span is hitting a modest .275/.326/.431 with nine homers, 32 RBI and eight steals over the course of 96 games played. He no longer holds any fantasy value, but has been a dependable enough contributor during this trying season by the Giants. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Sandoval comes through with two-run single
    Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-5 with a two-run single and a double in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Sandoval hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to spark an ultimately failed comeback attempt from down 12-4. They drew to within 12-9 before the magic ran out. In 13 games since joining the Giants after being released by the Red Sox, Sandoval is hitting .250/.280/.375 with one homer and four RBI. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Gennett's slam helps Reds hold off Braves
    Scooter Gennett had two hits, including a grand slam, and five RBI as the Reds outlasted the Braves 11-8 on Saturday.

    Advice: Gennett drove in a run with a sac fly in the seventh inning before lifting a no-doubter into the right field seats in the ninth. It seemed like piling on at the time, but the Braves plated four of their own in the bottom of the frame, making Gennett's slam the difference. He's now got 21 homers on the season, easily a career best, and he's also on pace to set career highs in runs scored, RBI, slugging percentage and OPS as well. There have been few more surprising stories in 2017 than that of the Brewers castoff. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Phillips has three hits, homer against Reds
    Brandon Phillips went 3-for-6 with a home run in a loss to the Reds on Saturday.

    Advice: Phillips punished his old team with a solo blast in the third inning, his 11th homer of the year. He also notched a pair of singles in the game. The 36-year-old hasn't missed a beat offensively since moving to the hot corner on defense, and through Saturday Phillips is hitting .287/.327/.431 on the year. He'll be a free agent after this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Schebler has big night in first start off DL
    Scott Schebler enjoyed his return to the lineup Saturday, finishing 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and two runs scored against the Braves.

    Advice: Schebler was activated before Friday's game but wasn't in the starting lineup, waiting until Saturday to take his first cuts since late July. He came back swinging, too, knocking an RBI single in the Reds' three-run fourth inning. Schebler was having a strong season in the power department prior to the left rotator cuff strain, bopping 23 homers with 45 RBI, and now healthy again, he should resume finding the cheap seats with some regularity through the end of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Mike Napoli homers, drives in five vs. CWS
    Mike Napoli went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and a two-run double in Saturday's 17-7 win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Napoli revved up his big night with a two-run double in the third inning. He topped himself one inning later, when he launched a three-run home run to make it a 12-5 game. The Rangers trailed 5-0 heading into the bottom of the first before they exploded with a huge comeback effort. For the campaign as a whole, veteran slugger Napoli is slashing .199/.281/.452 with 26 homers and 59 RBI over the course of 103 games played. He has homered three times in his last four games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Rougned Odor slugs pair of homers in win
    Rougned Odor went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five total RBI in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Odor connected for a three-run home run off Derek Holland to put a cap on a six-run third inning by the Rangers and added to his stat-line with a solo home run just one frame later. Despite his spotlight moments on Saturday, his season as a whole has been somewhat underwhelming. Odor is hitting a hum-drum .223/.262/.426 with 26 homers, 58 RBI and 12 steals in 122 games played. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:41 pm
  • Suzuki homers among three hits against Reds
    Kurt Suzuki went 3-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Suzuki remains the backup for starter Tyler Flowers, but the 33-year-old now has 13 home runs in 57 games this season. On Saturday, he hit a two-run dong in the seventh inning off Reds reliever Asher Wojciechowski. He's still only playing a couple days a week behind Flowers, but Suzuki is making the most of it, batting .269/.346/.527 in 186 at-bats on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Abreu comes up short of cycle in loss to TEX
    Jose Abreu went 4-for-5 with a solo home run, a triple and three runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Abreu did everything in his power to keep the White Sox in this one, but he was only able to do so much given that his team surrendered 17 runs. As consistent a hitter as there is in the game, Abreu is slashing a sturdy .301/.351/.534 with 24 homers and 75 RBI across 119 games played. The first baseman has homered in three of his last four games and picked up multiple hits in six of his last seven games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Kevan Smith doubles twice in blowout defeat
    Kevan Smith went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Smith opened the game's scoring with a two-run double off Martin Perez in the first inning. In 63 games this season, the 29-year-old backstop is hitting .284/.312/.392 with three homers, 23 RBI and 12 doubles. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Yangervis Solarte cracks two-run homer in win
    Yangervis Solarte went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Solarte struck for a two-run home run off Stephen Strasburg in the first inning. The 30-year-old infielder owns a .268/.342/.427 triple-slash with 13 homers and 47 RBI across 90 games played. His tater on Saturday was his first since August 8. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Spangenberg picks up pair of hits in victory
    Cory Spangenberg went 2-for-3 in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

    Advice: Spangenberg collected a pair of singles in what was a quiet offensive game by both teams. The third baseman owns a .278/.331/.434 triple-slash with 12 homers and 43 RBI over the course of 334 at-bats. He has posted five multi-hit showings in his last eight games. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Trout blasts two solo home runs vs Orioles
    Mike Trout went deep twice in five at-bats during a 5-1 win over the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: He did his damage early, blasting solo bombs off starter Kevin Gausman in each of his first two plate appearances. The young superstar's prowess at the plate this season is obscured because he missed six weeks with a thumb injury, but his 1.164 OPS would be the highest in the majors by more than a hundred points if he had enough at-bats to qualify. He is slashing .339/.464/.700 with 26 longballs, 59 RBI and 61 runs scored. He's stolen 13 bases and been caught three times. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Adrian Sanchez hits RBI double against Padres
    Adrian Sanchez went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Sanchez provided the Nationals their only run of the game with his RBI double off Travis Wood in the fifth inning. The 27-year-old infielder is hitting .279/.295/.372 with four doubles through his first 43 major league at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Valbuena strokes two homers vs Orioles
    Luis Valbuena drilled a pair of home runs in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

    Advice: He hit a solo shot in the second inning and a two-run jack in the fourth -- both off starter Kevin Gausman. He also walked in the contest. The veteran corner infielder has struggled to hit for average this year but still has plenty of thump. He has a .197 batting average with 15 home runs and 42 RBI in 244 at-bats. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman comes up hit-less in defeat
    Ryan Zimmerman went 0-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

    Advice: Zimmerman was far from alone in his offensive utility, as the Nationals finished with just three hits. Slight stumble aside, the veteran slugger has ripped off a gorgeous campaign to date. He owns a .310/.360/.590 triple-slash with 29 homers and 86 RBI across 111 games played. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:02 pm
  • Santana has pair of runs scored versus Royals
    Carlos Santana went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Royals.

    Advice: Santana has a modest seven-game hitting streak going during which time he's 12-for-26 with eight runs scored. He recently topped the 70-run plateau for the sixth time in seven full seasons in the bigs, and he's got a decent shot at making this his fourth year in a row with at least 80 RBI. The 31-year-old is hitting .251/.356/.450 in 117 games on the year. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:57 pm
  • Trevor Story doubles twice in loss to Padres
    Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Story has collected 16 doubles on the season, now. After turning in a masterful rookie campaign (albeit injury-shortened), the 24-year-old shortstop has fallen back to earth in a big way this year. He is hitting just .227/.305/.425 with 18 homers and 56 RBI across 362 at-bats and has struck out 145 times in that space. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:34 pm
  • Frazier clocks 21st homer in win over Boston
    Todd Frazier went deep for his 21st homer Saturday in the Yankees’ win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: He sent Chris Sale’s offering over the Green Monster in left field to give the Bombers a 4-2 lead in the sixth. Frazier also touched home on Tyler Austin’s three-run blast in the second inning. Both of Frazier’s two career hits off Sale have gone for home runs. Despite decent power numbers (21 home runs), the 31-year-old has hit an underwhelming .212 over 373 at-bats this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Morrison connects for pinch-hit homer Sat.
    Logan Morrison came off the bench to belt a pinch-hit home run against the Mariners on Saturday.

    Advice: His blast off closer Edwin Diaz brought the Rays to within a run but they couldn't plate the elusive tying run in the loss. Morrison has cooled down quite a bit in the second half. His overall line is still good at .249/.355/.515 with 29 bombs and 68 RBI in 473 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:17 pm
  • Padres recall Jabari Blash from AAA El Paso
    Padres recalled OF Jabari Blash from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: He's taking the spot of slumping outfielder Hunter Renfroe, who was sent back to Triple-A. Blash has hit an underwhelming .224 with three homers in 76 at-bats over three big league stints this season. The 28-year-old is well off the fantasy radar. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:50 pm
  • Guillermo Heredia doubles in return to lineup
    Guillermo Heredia (arm) went 1-for-4 with a double in his return to action on Friday.

    Advice: Heredia was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Orioles after he was struck by a pitch from Ubaldo Jimenez. The 26-year-old outfielder is having a solid season at the dish, hitting .286/.347/.397 with six homers and 22 RBI in his 317 plate appearances. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 5:12 am
  • Abreu goes 2-for-5 with a run scored Friday
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 and scored a run in a win over the Rangers on Friday.

    Advice: Both hits were singles and he rode home on a Nick Delmonico home run in the sixth inning. The veteran first baseman is batting .295/.346/.521 with 23 home runs and 75 RBI in 118 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:06 pm
  • Dusty Coleman homers for Padres
    Dusty Coleman homered for the Padres' only run Friday against the Nationals.

    Advice: Coleman started out hot after getting the callup late last month, but he entered this one 1-for-14 with nine strikeouts in the previous 10 days. He'll be a part-time shortstop the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:06 pm
  • Napoli slugs two-run homer vs White Sox
    Mike Napoli went 1-for-3 with a two-run bomb and two runs scored in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

    Advice: He took starter James Shields deep with a runner aboard to give the Rangers a short-lived lead in the fourth inning. He walked and scored another run later in the contest. Napoli has a putrid .197 batting average but makes up for it somewhat with 25 taters and 54 RBI. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:49 pm
  • Phillips goes 2-for-5 and scores a run Fri.
    Brandon Phillips had a nice night versus his former squad, going 2-for-5 with a run scored against the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: He singled and scored in the eighth frame as the Braves attempted to rally from a big deficit. The multiple Gold Glove winner has been moved from second base to third base to make room for rookie Ozzie Albies. He has a .284 batting average with 10 home runs, 45 RBI, 61 runs and nine stolen bases in 110 games. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:16 pm
  • Mike Trout goes deep in loss to Orioles
    Mike Trout swatted his 24th home run of the season as the Angels dropped a heart-breaker to the Orioles on Friday night in Baltimore.

    Advice: All of the Angels' offense in the game came via the long ball, with Trout, Albert Pujols, C.J. Cron, Kaleb Cowart and Kole Calhoun all taking Jeremy Hellickson deep. Trout's two-run blast increased the Angels' lead ot 7-4 in the fifth inning, but wound up being the extent of their offense. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .338/.465/.684 with 24 homers, 57 RBI and 13 swipes on the season. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:09 pm
  • Logan Morrison sitting out on Friday
    Logan Morrison is not in the Rays' lineup Friday.

    Advice: It's just a day off. The Rays have Lucas Duda at first base, Brad Miller in the designated hitter spot and Daniel Robertson at second. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:35 pm
  • Reds bring OF Scott Schebler back from DL
    Reds activated OF Scott Schebler from the 10-day disabled list.

    Advice: He's been out all month with a strained left rotator cuff but is ready to go following a short rehab assignment. Schebler was really struggling before going on the DL and Jesse Winker is still expected to receive some starts in right field. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:01 pm
  • Abreu homers, drives in three against Rangers
    Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Abreu delivered a two-run single in the third inning and tacked on a solo blast in the ninth to pull the Sox within a run. The homer was his second in as many games and his fourth in his last five, giving him 23 homers, 75 RBI and 67 runs scored on the year. The 30-year-old is hitting a robust .294/.346/.522 in 117 games for the rebuilding Sox. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:29 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman snaps tie with late home run
    Ryan Zimmerman hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning of Thursday's win over the Padres.

    Advice: The two clubs were tied at 1-1 with two outs in the eighth when Zimmerman stepped to the plate and unloaded for a no-doubt solo blast off Kirby Yates to give the Nats the late lead. For the season as a whole, the veteran first baseman is hitting a gaudy .310/.360/.593 with 29 homers and 86 RBI in 109 games played. He has homered in back-to-back contests and has launched three long balls in his last four games. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:32 pm
  • Trevor Story homers twice in rout
    Trevor Story went 3-for-4 with two homers and six RBI as the Rockies crushed the Braves 17-2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Story is still striking out a ton, but he is hitting .242 with seven homers and 21 RBI in 95 at-bats during the second half. Those power numbers will make him a valuable fantasy property just as long as he can keep his OBP acceptable enough to remain in the Rockies' lineup. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:56 pm
  • Guillermo Heredia leaves after hit-by-pitch
    Guillermo Heredia left Wednesday's game against the Orioles after taking a pitch off his right forearm.

    Advice: Heredia was struck by a pitch from Ubaldo Jimenez in the fifth inning. He ran for himself but was replaced by Jarrod Dyson to begin the bottom half of the frame. His X-rays came back negative and the Mariners are calling him day-to-day. Heredia went 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout before exiting. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:36 pm
  • Valbuena doubles, homers versus Nationals
    Luis Valbuena doubled and homered in the Angels' defeat of the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: The homer -- a solo shot off Tanner Roark in the top of the fifth inning -- was the 13th of the season for Valbuena. The double was his ninth. He's batting .193/.264/.395 through 79 games played. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:19 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman hits 28th home run in loss
    Ryan Zimmerman hit his 28th home run of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

    Advice: It was a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning off Angels starter Ricky Nolasco. Zimmerman also singled and drew a walk in the game, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:14 pm
  • Todd Frazier absent Wednesday versus Mets
    Todd Frazier is not in the Yankees' lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

    Advice: Frazier will get a breather after starting the series 1-for-7. Chase Headley will handle third base and bat sixth versus Mets right-hander Robert Gsellman. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:13 pm
  • Cory Spangenberg posts career-high four RBI
    Cory Spangenberg finished with a double, a solo home run, two runs scored, four RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.

    Advice: The RBI total was a single-game career high. Spangenberg is enjoying quite the week. He has hit safely in seven straight, including multi-hit efforts in each of his past four outings. He has also homered in a career-high three straight, posting four homers and eight RBI during the impressive stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:40 am
  • Rhys Hoskins dials long distance in San Diego
    Rhys Hoskins belted a two-run home run in Tuesday's game in San Diego, his only hit across four at-bats.

    Advice: Hoskins, a Sacramento native, has enjoyed his first two major league games in his home state of California. He has belted three homers with four RBI in his first two career road games while posting at least one RBI in three straight outings. His power potential makes him a useful mixed-league option down the stretch. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:23 am
  • Guillermo Heredia reaches base twice
    Guillermo Heredia finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's game against the Orioles.

    Advice: It wasn't all great, as he was nabbed on the base paths by Wade Miley. The Cuban import has hit safely in each of his past four outings, and eight of the past nine. He is 13-for-35 (.371) with five doubles and two RBI in nine games in the month of August, raising his average from .273 to .285. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:18 am
  • Mike Napoli hits 24th homer as Rangers win
    Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Rangers beat the Tigers 10-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Napoli has been dreadful, but for better or worse, the Rangers don't believe they have any better options than to play him. The homer tonight was his 24th, but that's come with a .198 average and a 132/34 K/BB ratio in 347 at-bats. He's at 51 RBI, putting him on pace for 70 for the season. That shouldn't cut it for a first baseman with a sub-.300 OBP. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:59 pm
  • Carlos Santana homers twice in win
    Carlos Santana went 3-for-3 with two homers and two walks against the Twins in Tuesday's rout.

    Advice: The ninth-inning homer gave Jackson an .800 OPS for the first time since April 11. It's a nice little comeback, co0nsidering he fell as low as .688 in mid-June. He's batting .304 with nine homers, 10 doubles and 21 walks in 35 games since July 1. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:35 pm
  • Denard Span homers, scores three times
    Denard Span went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk, a steal and three runs scored as the Giants topped the Marlins 9-4 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Span doesn't do it often, but he filled up the box score tonight; it's the sixth time in 10 big-league seasons that he's homered and stolen a base in the same game. The Giants would be happy to trade Span this month if anyone wanted an outfielder, but given his troubles defensively in center, it seems unlikely that anyone is going to take him on. He's been decent offensively in hitting .272/.322/.430 this year, but that's still not what anyone is looking for from a left fielder and that's probably what he should be going forward. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:14 pm
  • Cory Spangenberg goes 3-for-3, homers
    Cory Spangenberg went 3-for-3 with a homer, a walk, a steal and three runs scored as the Padres topped the Phillies 7-4 on Monday.

    Advice: Spangenberg belongs in a utility role, but the Padres have been treating him as their everyday third baseman these last two months. He is hitting pretty well, with three homers the last two days taking his OPS from .715 to .760, but his defense is mediocre and his 90/24 K/BB ratio in 346 plate appearances wouldn't seem to bode well. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:25 pm
  • Rhys Hoskins hits first two homers
    Rhys Hoskins hit his first two major league homers Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: Hoskins hit one off Travis Wood in the fourth and another off Craig Stammen in the seventh. The monkey would seem to be off his back now after he went 1-for-13 in his first four big-league games. He projects as a useful mixed-leaguer the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com Monday, 11:17 pm
  • Scooter Gennett smashes 20th home run
    Scooter Gennett hit his 20th home run of the season on Monday night against the Cubs.

    Advice: Gennett singled and scored in the top of the second inning and hit a two-run shot in the top of the eighth, finishing 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in the 15-5 loss at Wrigley Field. The 27-year-old infielder continues to be a great surprise for Cincinnati. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:59 pm
  • Odor goes 3-for-4 with two steals vs. Tigers
    Rougned Odor went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases and three runs scored in the Rangers' win over the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Odor was a menace to the Tigers all night and he filled the box score with useful fantasy numbers in the process. The 23-year-old second baseman has batted just .219/.256/.418 in 117 games this season, but he's sitting on 24 home runs, 53 RBI, 11 stolen bases, and 62 runs scored. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:31 pm
  • Schebler (shoulder) starting rehab assignment
    Scott Schebler (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

    Advice: He’ll serve as their designated hitter Tuesday and then play the outfield Wednesday and Thursday. Assuming all goes well, it should set Schebler up for a return to the Reds' lineup on Friday in Atlanta. He's been sidelined all month with a strained left rotator cuff. Schebler might not see everyday at-bats upon his return, as Jesse Winker is expected to still see his fair share of starts. Rotoworld.com Monday, 3:24 pm
  • Ryan Zimmerman goes deep in victory Sunday
    Ryan Zimmerman belted his 27th home run of the season as the Nationals topped the Giants in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: Zimmerman swatted a go-ahead solo homer off of Matt Moore in the sixth inning, but the Giants roared back to tie the game the next half inning. Zimmerman finished the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and is now slashing a robust .310/.358/.585 with 27 homers and 83 RBI in his resurgent season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:43 pm
  • Pablo Sandoval goes deep in loss to Nationals
    Pablo Sandoval belted his first home run since returning to the Giants in a losing effort against the Nationals in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader.

    Advice: His solo shot off of Max Scherzer tied the game at 2-2 in the seventh inning. Sandoval finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting .218/.263/.371 with five homers and 13 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:38 pm
  • Cory Spangenberg clocks two homers in loss
    Cory Spangenberg went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three total RBI in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Spangenberg gave the Padres an early 1-0 lead with his solo homer off Kenta Maeda in the first inning. He would strike again for a two-run shot in the sixth. The third baseman has picked up four extra-base hits in his last four games. For the campaign as a whole, Spangenberg is slashing .271/.324/.414 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI over the course of 90 games played. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 4:18 pm
  • Rhys Hoskins gets first major league hit
    Rhys Hoskins picked up his first big-league hit Sunday, going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.

    Advice: The RBI came on a groundout in the first. He went on pick up a clean single in the fifth. Hoskins' start today was his first at first base since he was called up Thursday. He played left field his previous three games. Most likely, he'll play a lot more first base in September after Aaron Altherr returns. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 3:42 pm
  • Brandon Phillips wallops two-run homer in win
    Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Phillips took Michael Wacha deep for a two-run homer in the fifth inning. He has now gone yard in back-to-back games, his first long balls since July 15. For the season as a whole, the veteran infielder is hitting .286/.329/.430 with 10 homers, 44 RBI and nine steals over the course of 105 games played. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:21 pm
  • Napoli launches 23rd homer in win over Astros
    Mike Napoli hit his 23rd home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Astros.

    Advice: Napoli has oscillated between decent and not-so-decent months at the dish this year, hitting just three homers in April and June while socking eight apiece in May and July. It stands to reason that August might be another slow month, and the fact that his first homer of the month came on August 12 lends credence to the idea. Of course, for those who don't believe in things like "good months" or superstitions, disregard all that and focus on this: overall, the 35-year-old is hitting a disappointing .199/.284/.440 on the year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:52 pm
  • Zimmerman goes 2-for-3 with a run and RBI
    Ryan Zimmerman went 2-for-3, scored a run and drove in a run against the Giants on Saturday.

    Advice: He did his damage early, slapping an RBI double and then scoring on a Daniel Murphy knock in the first inning. The first baseman also walked in the game. He is having perhaps the best season of his 13-year career and is on pace to break his career highs in home runs, RBI and batting average. He is slashing .310/.359/.583 with 26 home runs and 82 RBI in 104 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:44 pm
  • Phillips homers, scores twice against Cards
    Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

    Advice: Phillips hit a solo homer, his ninth of the year, off Cards starter Carlos Martinez in the fifth inning. He came up to the plate with a chance to tie the game in the ninth inning and walked to load the bases, but was later stranded at third representing the tying run. The veteran infielder, who will likely remain a topic of trade rumors until the end of the month, is hitting .285/.328/.423 through Saturday's action. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:35 pm
  • Abreu goes deep twice in loss to Royals
    Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 and walloped two solo home runs but his team still lost to the Royals on Saturday.

    Advice: Both longballs came against starter Ian Kennedy, giving the Cuban slugger 21 for the season. He provides a nice combination of power and batting average that is getting rarer in today's game. He is slashing .290/.343/.513 with 70 RBI and 65 runs scored in 113 games. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:02 pm
  • Rhys Hoskins whiffs twice in loss to Mets
    Rhys Hoskins went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in a losing effort against the Mets on Friday.

    Advice: Hoskins did draw a walk in the contest and came around to score a run. He's now 0-for-6 with three strikeouts and a pair of walks in his first two games at the big league level. He has intriguing power potential, but first must prove that he can make consistent contact at the big league level. Rotoworld.com Friday, 9:17 pm
  • Todd Frazier plates go-ahead run on Friday
    Todd Frazier delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning on Friday as the Yankees rallied to beat the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Yankees entered the eighth inning trailing 3-0, but rallied to score five times and emerged victorious. Frazier finished the evening 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .215/.337/.424 with 19 homers and 53 RBI on the year. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:13 pm
  • Brandon Phillips clears waivers
    Brandon Phillips cleared waivers, allowing him to be traded to any team this month, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

    Advice: The Braves would have dealt Phillips before the deadline had their been any interest. He's hitting a solid .285/.325/.418 this year and he's showing some versatility by playing third base of late, but there hasn't been much demand for players at his positions. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:35 pm
  • Mike Trout snaps tie with three-run double
    Mike Trout went 2-for-5 with a three-run double in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: After the Mariners came back from a 3-0 deficit in dramatic fashion with two home runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Angels loaded the bases against Edwin Diaz in the top of the ninth. Then, Trout stepped to the plate. That did not go so well for the home team, as the all-universe outfielder slashed a double over Kyle Seager at third base to score all three runners, giving the Angels a 6-3 lead. Trout is slashing an immaculate .347/.467/.708 with 23 homers and 55 RBI in 71 games played this season. He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, with six multi-hit showings in that space. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:00 pm
  • Morrison has three hits, RBI against Indians
    Logan Morrison went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in a win over the Indians on Thursday.

    Advice: LoMo picked up three singles in the contest, getting the Rays on the board with one fifth inning. He's been power deficient recently -- of his eight hits in his last seven games, only one, a double, has gone for extra bases -- but his 28 homers still rank among the league leaders. The 29-year-old is batting .251/.361/.527 in 109 games overall. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:56 pm
  • Scooter Gennett hits grand slam in Reds' win
    Scooter Gennett went 2-for-4 with a grand slam off Brad Hand as the Reds topped the Padres 10-3 on Thursday.

    Advice: The go-ahead slam gave the Reds a 6-3 lead in the seventh. It was just Gennett's second homer off a lefty this year; he was hitting .203/.239/.313 in 64 at-bats against them, and it came off one of the very toughest in the league in Hand. That could help him earn some more playing time against southpaws, though the Reds still need to get Jose Peraza his at-bats, too. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:27 pm
  • Hoskins in left, hitting seventh in MLB debut
    Rhys Hoskins is starting in left field and batting seventh Thursday in his MLB debut against the Mets.

    Advice: Hoskins has primarily played first base since the Phillies made him a fifth-round pick in 2014, but Tommy Joseph holds a claim on that position and so Hoskins will be broken in as a corner outfielder at the major league level. The 24-year-old was slashing .284/.385/.581 with 29 home runs and 91 RBI through 115 games this season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He has the goods to make an immediate offensive impact. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:07 pm
  • Hoskins leaves Triple-A with a bang
    Phillies prospect Rhys Hoskins went 3-for-5 with a homer on Wednesday for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: With Hoskins headed to Philadelphia on Thursday, this was likely his last game in Triple-A. It was a heck of a way to leave. With plus power and at least an average hit tool, he has a chance to be successful immediately. Don't be surprised if there are some growing pains, but be patient -- he's a smart hitter who should make the necessary adjustments. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 10:23 am
  • Phils calling up young slugger Rhys Hoskins
    MLB.com's Todd Zolecki confirms that the Phillies will call up prospect Rhys Hoskins on Thursday.

    Advice: Hoskins has been a force this year in the International League, slashing .284/.385/.581 with 29 home runs and 91 RBI across 115 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He's made three starts in left field over the last week and figures to split time between there and first base with Philadelphia. The powerful 24-year-old is worth scooping up in most standard mixed fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:15 am
  • Frazier homers, nabs three RBI and four runs
    Todd Frazier went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and four runs scored to lead his club to an 11-5 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

    Advice: He drilled a solo home run off starter Nick Tepesch in the second inning and added a two-run double in the fifth. The slugging third baseman owns a sickly .213 batting average but has 19 home runs, 52 RBI, 52 runs scored and four stolen bases in 100 games. He is unlikely to match the 40 bombs he detonated last year, nor the 15 bags he swiped. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:59 pm
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