Player Notes

  • Struggling of late
    McMahon went 0-for-3 with an RBI on Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: McMahon recorded four hits April 12, but he has only five hits across 38 plate appearances since. He's also struck out at 39.5 percent clip in that span while tallying two RBI and two runs scored. Even with that stretch, McMahon has a .314 average across 100 plate appearances. Rotowire.com 23 minutes ago
  • One hit in return
    Doyle went 1-for-3 Monday against the Padres.

    Advice: Doyle missed one game due to a chest injury, though his absence turned out to be short-lived. He hit seventh in the order and now has at least one hit in five of his last six starts. Overall, Doyle has maintained an impressive .291 batting average across 84 plate appearances, though he's still striking out at a 31 percent clip. Rotowire.com 30 minutes ago
  • Colton Cowser gets start versus lefty, homers
    Colton Cowser homered in a second straight game Monday against the Angels.

    Advice: Since the Orioles were facing a lefty, Cowser might have been on the bench for this one had Austin Hays been healthy. As is, he made his second start versus a southpaw and hit his second homer off one when he took Reid Detmers deep in the seventh. He’s at .364/.400/.800 for the season. Rotoworld Today, 9:44 pm
  • Logan O’Hoppe goes 3-for-4 in loss to Angels
    Logan O’Hoppe went 3-for-4 against the Orioles on Monday to raise his average to .318.

    Advice: Angels manager Ron Washington actually had O’Hoppe hit cleanup once last week, but the catcher has been listed at sixth, eighth and seventh in the three games since. There’s good reason to think O’Hoppe will remain one of the Angels’ better hitters, but the lineup placement is holding him back, especially given how poorly the rest of the bottom of the order has hit. Rotoworld Today, 9:44 pm
  • Pete Alonso hits seventh homer against Giants
    Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 and homered against the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: Unfortunately, Alonso couldn’t come through again in the ninth, when the Mets scored once off Camilo Doval but still fell three runs short. Alonso is tied for third in the majors with seven homers. Rotoworld Today, 9:16 pm
  • Jose Caballero scores lone run in loss to Tigers
    Jose Caballero went 1-for-4 with a home run in Monday’s loss against the Tigers.

    Advice: Caballero got off to a hot start this season with a .353 AVG in his first 10 games. He’s since cooled down, but is still slashing .284/.297/.459 on the season. He was the only offense that Tampa Bay had on Monday when he hit a solo shot in the eighth inning. From a fantasy perspective, the 27-year-old shortstop has been a plus in the stolen base department with seven of them so far this season. But for the Rays, he’s been a huge asset given the situation surrounding Wander Franco and could be a sneaky shortstop option for fantasy managers this season if he keeps up this type of production. Rotoworld Today, 8:34 pm
  • Mark Canha homers, knocks in two in win over Rays
    Mark Canha went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI and scored two runs in Monday’s 7-1 win against the Rays.

    Advice: Canha got the scoring started in the first frame when he hit a sinker from Zack Littell high in the zone that had 38 degrees of launch angle and went about six or seven rows deep into left field. In the fifth inning, the 35-year-old took advantage of another high pitch from Littell and dropped an RBI single into shallow left field to extend the Tigers’ lead to five. He only has a .247 batting average but he’s coming up clutch when men are on base with a .875 OPS — which if the season ended today, would be his highest mark since the 2018 season when he was with Oakland. There’s plenty of baseball to be played, so fantasy managers shouldn’t expect this type of consistent output, but it’s encouraging nonetheless. Rotoworld Today, 8:34 pm
  • Homers, doubles in season debut
    Clemens went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a double during Monday's 7-0 win over the Reds.

    Advice: Clemens filled the role of Bryce Harper (personal) rather admirably, earning the start at first base and contributing two extra-base hits. Following his double in the fourth, Clemens capped his day with a three-run homer over the wall in right center on a full count offering in the ninth to help rubber stamp the Phillies' win. Despite the performance, Clemens is not expected to remain in Philly for too much longer as Harper should return from the paternity list in a few days, likely signaling Clemens' return to Triple-A. Rotowire.com Today, 8:24 pm
  • Travis d’Arnaud’s homer lifts Braves over Marlins
    Travis d’Arnaud went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the sixth inning to help lead the Braves over the Marlins, 3-0 on Monday.

    Advice: d’Arnaud’s two-run shot was a huge lift for Atlanta who finished the game 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position. The 35-year-old backstop now has five home runs in his past four games, with three of them coming in one game against the Rangers on Saturday. d’Arnaud is putting together a career-best .980 OPS and 14 RBI in his 18 games played this season. Rotoworld Today, 8:21 pm