Aaron Altherr (OF, PHI) - The Phillies will face Rafael Montero and his .325 BAA vs right handers on Sunday. On the season, Altherr is slashing .282/.353/.524 on the season with 13 home runs and 41 RBI hitting in the top third of a Phillies lineup that has been less than stellar this season. He has done his best work against righties, hitting .289 against them so far in 2017. Pair that with him usually hitting third in the lineup, and his $3200 price tag and you have yourselves a solid DFS option for Sunday's slate.
Corey Seager (SS, LAD) - Seager hit his 13th home run of 2017 in the Dodgers 8-0 win over the Padres on Saturday. He finished 3 for 5 with the solo home run on the day. In 2017, last years' rookie of the year is continuing on a similar pace in terms of his metrics, compared to 2016. The .381 wOBA is up nine points from the previous season, and could be attributed to Seager being a year older and a bit wiser in his plate approach. His K% is similar to last season, but his walk rate has nearly doubled to 14.2%, which helps his hefty .397 OBP. At age 23, he is playing himself into the discussion about who is the best at the position. If you drafted him, especially in dynasty, he is in the lineup every day in every format.
Zack Greinke (SP, ARI) - Greinke quieted the potent Rockies bats on Saturday, earning the win in the Diamondbacks 6-2 win over the Rockies. Greinke went seven innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits while striking out eight and not issuing a walk. The veteran is enjoying an excellent season, and is rewarding owners with a bit of a bounce back season. His 3.08 ERA and 1.06 WHIP are vast improvements over his numbers from 2016. Batters are hitting him at just a .223 mark, and he is stranding over 75% of them that do reach. The main concern with him is the nearly 35% hard contact rate he is giving up this season which could hurt him at some point. Greinke is rewarding owners with early round value, and shows no signs of slowing. Keep starting him in all formats.
Trevor Story (SS, COL) - The slugger was just 1 for 4, but made the 1 count as it was a two-run homer in the Rockies 6-2 loss to the D'Backs on Saturday. The home run was the 11th on the year for Story, to go along with 31 RBI and a .224/.305/.409 line so far in 2017. If you own Story, the problem is clear. His K% is up an eye popping 11% to 34.1% on the season. His metrics are sagging way below 2016 across the board, and the hard contact has dipped to 32.6%. It is difficult to roster Story as he is not performing inside the top 20 at the position. In most leagues, you can stash him on your bench, and hope he can recapture some of that 2016 magic.
Michael Wacha (SP, STL) - Wacha was able to come out on the winning end of a duel with Nats' starter Gio Gonzalez on Saturday as the Cardinals earned the win 2-1. In six innings, the veteran allowed zero earned runs and just four hits while striking out nine and walking just one. On the season, he owns a 4.16 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP. The win makes two consecutive quality starts for Wacha, after two straight unimpressive outings. His 8.8% BB% is way too high to sustain solid counting stats, and his .343 BABIP is the highest of his career. He is giving up too many extra base hits, too many walks, and is not pitching out of jams enough as his 68.8% strand rate suggests. At his point, Wacha is no better than a streaming option who can pay off in the right matchups. Leave him on the waiver wire unless you need a streamer.
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