Fantasy Baseball News

Gary Sanchez Settles With Yankees

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez avoided salary arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $5 million deal, according to a source. It's a pretty big raise for Sanchez in his first year of arbitration eligibility. He played in just 106 games due to injuries in 2019 and hit .232/.316/.525 with a career-high 34 home runs and 77 RBI. Sanchez swings and misses a lot, but the power is elite at his position, which is the weakest in baseball. With better health, there's a real possibility that he could reach the 40-homer mark in the Bronx in 2020. Sanchez is an elite fantasy backstop.

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Manny Machado Extends MVP Bid With Two More Homers

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado finished 2-for-4 with two homers, four RBI and a steal Friday against the Seattle Mariners. Machado launched a three-run blast off starter Yusei Kikuchi in the fourth frame and punctuated his big evening with a solo shot in the ninth. The 28-year-old continues his torrid run and has overtaken teammate Fernando Tatis Jr. as the Friars bid for NL MVP. A fantasy steal this offseason, Machado owns a brilliant .318/.382/.621 slash with 16 homers, six steals and 86 runs-plus-RBI across 225 plate appearances. Hell command a premium next draft season as fantasys top option at the hot corner.

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Gavin Lux Smacks Third Homer On Friday

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux was 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored during Friday's 15-6 win over the Colorado Rockies. Lux obliterated a Ryan Castellani slider in the second inning, taking it 453-feet out of the park. The 22-year-old has scuffled at the plate early in his MLB career, carrying a .176 average with three homers and eight RBI through 51 at-bats in 2020. Nevertheless, he remains a top-tier fantasy asset in any dynasty formats, as the future is incredibly bright for the elite prospect.

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Chris Taylor Continues To Mash In September

Los Angeles Dodgers utilityman Chris Taylor was 2-for-6 with three RBI and a run scored during Friday's 15-6 win over the Colorado Rockies. Taylor is now slashing .322/.394/.627 with four homers, 18 RBI, and 13 runs scored through 59 at-bats in 2020. The 30-year-old is a semi-streaky player, but he is capable of helping out any fantasy team when he is playing well. It looks like the Dodgers will find ways to keep him in the lineup while he is running hot, so Taylor is a worthwhile fantasy asset to roster down the stretch.

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Chris Paddack Blanks Mariners Across Six Frames

San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddack was brilliant over six innings Friday against the Seattle Mariners, permitting just three baserunners and zero runs. Paddack struck out only three, but induced 12 groundouts, exiting after 91 pitches to collect his fourth victory. The 24-year-old has taken a step back in 2020, posting poor batted-ball outcomes while holding a 4.23 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. However, his low five percent walk rate and 9.0 K/9 makes him a worthwhile fantasy SP3. Depending on the Friars playoff picture, Paddack is tentatively scheduled to face the San Francisco Giants next Saturday for his final start.

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Mookie Betts Blasts 16th Homer On Friday

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts was 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI, three runs scored, and a walk during Friday's 15-6 win over the Colorado Rockies. Betts is making a push towards the second MVP award of his career, as he has had a phenomenal first season in LA. He owns a .306/.380/.607 slash line to go along with 16 homers, 39 RBI, nine stolen bases, 41 runs scored, and a .987 OPS. Betts is one of the best players in the world, playing atop the most potent lineup in baseball. He is a must-start fantasy asset for the remainder of the 2020 campaign.

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Cody Bellinger Leads Dodgers To Blowout Win

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger was 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, and two runs scored during Friday's 15-6 win over the Colorado Rockies. The homer was Bellinger's first in September, as he has endured a disappointing 2020 campaign. He owns a .228/.307/.430 slash line to go along with 11 homers, 27 RBI, and six stolen bases. He failed to live up to the MVP hype of his 2019 season, but expectations will be high again headed into the 2021 campaign. Maybe he will be able to go on a hot streak right before the postseason begins.

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Chris Bassitt Throws Gem Vs Giants

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt threw 6 2/3 shutout innings with seven strikeouts in a win over the Giants Friday. Bassitt allowed just three hits and three walks while improving his record to 5-2 on the season. Bassitt isn't the flashiest arm for fantasy as his strikeout rate is just 20.8 percent, but he's been effective allowing just one run in his last three starts combined. He'll look to carry this success into a tough road start with the Dodgers Wednesday.

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Tyler Mahle Tames White Sox In Strong Start

Cincinnati Reds right-hander Tyler Mahle pitched well in a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday. Mahle allowed just one run over 5 2/3 innings while striking out eight and walking two. The start was especially impressive considering it came against a White Sox lineup that has been one of the most dangerous in baseball this season. Mahle has been a solid starter for Cincy this year, posting a 2-2 record, 3.97 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 56 strikeouts in 45 1/3 innings of work. His next start of the season comes against the Milwaukee Brewers, a spot where fantasy gamers can consider keeping him active.

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Jesse Winker Hits Three-Run Blast In Win

Cincinnati Reds DH Jesse Winker went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in a 7-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday. Winker took Chicago right-hander Jonathan Stiever deep in the third inning as part of a five-run barrage. The young hitter has enjoyed a mini breakout this season, slashing .263/.381/.556 with 11 homers, 23 runs, 22 RBI, and a steal. He has become a solid fantasy bat who is worth starting on most days in deeper leagues. Winker will take on Chicago lefty Dallas Keuchel on Saturday in what could be a tough matchup.

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Austin Hays Hits Solo Home Run Friday

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Austin Hays provided all of the team's runs in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Rays. Hays went 2-for-3 with a single, a solo home run, and a walk. He took Tyler Glasnow deep in the fourth inning for his second HR of the season. Hays has not provided the success he had in 2019 and now owns a disappointing .227/.296/.307 slash line on the season.

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