Dylan Bundy, Baltimore Orioles - Dylan Bundy notched win number five this season against the White Sox Satruday tossing six innings and allowing three runs. Bundy now owns a 2.17 ERA and 3.45 FIP but his strikeout rate does have me a little worried. The one thing Bundy is doing extremely well is limiting hard contact against him with a 27% rate, which is good for the 15th best rate in baseball. There's a skill in limiting hard contact but I'm not sure we've seen enough quite yet to determine whether Bundy can keep this up, and he'll need to keep it up with striking out under 6.00 per nine. With that low of a striout rate and a 41.6% FB% he better keep it up or else we'll see a nice jump in his very very nice 3.5% HR/FB rate.
Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers - Joey Gallo homered for the 10th time this season on Saturday, which is classic Joey Gallo fashion was his only hit on the game. His triple slash is incredible to look at being .204/.305/.553 (.350 ISO) and his K% continues to climb and is at 39% now. His K% was at 34% for April, but so far through the month of May he's at 62% and his wRC+ is reflected accordingly at 64 for the month. Gallo is going to strikeout a lot we all know this, but his chance for success means he has to strikeout in the mid 30's% area. I still can't quit being on the Joey Gallo hype train, but now that we are approaching the 40% K% territory I do have to get a little weary.
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels - Mike Trout was a late scratch from Saturday's game due to hamstring tightness that held him out of the game Thursday. He played Friday, but must have had a little flare up that caused him to miss another game. There's nothing being reported that he's going to miss any sort of time from this but maybe we see him sit out tomorrow as well just to give him an extra day of rest. Trout is off to one of the best starts as anyone in baseball with his 216 wRC+ so owners definitely want to see him in the lineup, but healthy is far more important.
Yonder Alonso, Oakland A's - Yonder Alonso's insane start to the season just keeps on going as he clubbed another two homers to run his total to 8 for the year. Typically when you see a player with a .337 ISO it's usually a Joey Gallo looking line but in Alonso's case he's hitting .314/.392/.651 on the season which is unreal for what we are used to seeing out of Alonso. He's hitting the ball harder than he has in his career on a more consistent basis, plus we're seeing a 15% jump in his FB% compared to his career average so it's no surprise that we are seeing an uptick in power, but it'll be interesting to see how the average maintains as the season continues.
Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals - DFS vs Indians Danny Duffy's teammate Jasos Vargas shut out the Indians over six innings Saturday and lefties have had their way with the Indians this year. The Indians are 25th in the majors with a 77 wRC+ off southpaws and Duffy is coming off of back-to-back games with 6 ER so I'd expect his ownership to be fairly low in DFS leagues. His strikeout rate is down drastically despite a swinging strike rate that's nearly identical to last season and only a 3% jump in contact rate in the zone. I'd expect a rebound outing soon.
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