Kyle Seager (3B - SEA) - Seager hit his 12th home run as part of a 2-7 night in Baltimore. He is now hitting .247/.311/.403. He is hurt badly by Safeco Field, as he hits a ton of fly balls that go to die there to the tune of a .588 OPS while he's found much more success on the road, where he's hit all but two of his home runs. He's a solid option outside of Safeco, especially against right-handed pitching and in leagues where he has shortstop eligibility.
Ryan Doumit (C - MIN)- Doumit continued to roll, picking up three more hits including two doubles to raise his line to .295/.344/.488. His suspect defense kept him off the field at times in Pittsburgh, but moving to Minnesota has allowed him to DH while also playing catcher to keep Joe Mauer fresh. He's not an overly disciplined hitter, but hits the ball hard when he puts it in play (21.9 LD%) and has plus power for a catcher. He's become a strong option against right-handed pitching and should be owned in well more than around half the leagues he currently is.
Colby Rasmus (OF - TOR) - Rasmus hit his 20th homer on the year and also singled and walked. He is now hitting .251/.315/.469. After an awful two-week slump in July, he has rebounded with three round-trippers in his last eight games. Unfortunately, he has not taken advantage of the excellent hitters' environment of the Rogers Centre, as he owns just a .714 OPS there. He's a solid power option against right-handed pitching where he's hit all but three of his home runs.
Matt Wieters (C - BAL) - Wieters hit his 14th and 15th home runs of the season and also doubled to raise his line to .244/.319/.419. It was encouraging that all the damage was done off right-handed pitching, as he entered the game with just a .665 OPS against them. After a hot start, many (including I) thought his top-five draft pick pedigree was finally turning into a breakout year, but he has fizzled since then. He's a solid option against lefties, but should only be used against mediocre righties at Camden Yards.
Nick Markakis (OF - BAL) - Markakis had four hits in seven at bats and is now hitting .294/.357/.488. He came into the game hitting .346/.389/.490 since returning from a broken hamate bone after the All-Star break and while that's a very good line, it's not sustainable long term. Hamate injuries are known to sap power and after four extra-base hits in his first two games back, he has just six since. He's still a solid option, especially at Camden Yards, but don't expect the 25-homer pace he had before the injury to return.
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