Odubel Herrera, OF, PHI
Herrera went 3-4 with his 12th HR of the season and perhaps most significantly added a pair of SB's. Herrera has picked things up in the power department recently with 7 HR's in his past 24 games, a stretch in which he's batting .375. Yet until Tuesday, he hadn't stolen a base since June 21, a span of 38 games without a steal, and he had only 5 steals the entire season after nabbing 25 bags a year ago. Herrera can produce modest power with a solid average, but without the steals, he isn't a very appealing fantasy option. It's worth keeping an eye to see if he starts running with some consistency again, because if he does, Herrera is suddenly a multi-category fantasy asset again.
Greg Holland, RP, COL
As of three days ago, Holland had a 1.56 ERA with just one blown save all season, but after back-to-back blown save losses, the Rockies' closer has seen his ERA nearly double to (a still excellent 2.79). His control has been somewhat iffy for a while now, as Holland has now walked 14 in 22.1 IP since the beginning of June, so it was only a matter of time before it would cost him. He is also currently benefiting from a 6.8% HR/FB, and his high FB% (45.1%) is also bound to cost him more often, especially given his home venue. That said, I wouldn't be rushing to sell Holland, as his 32.1% K% and elite 17.2% SwStr% suggest that he will continue to succeed as the Rockies' closer, and his value probably just took a hit now anyways. But if you did sell-high before this rough patch, good for you. I would expect a mid-to-high tier, but not elite, closer going forward.
Yadier Molina, C, STL
Molina hit his 13th HR of the season on Tuesday, and at age 35, he is on pace to reach 15 HR's for just the second time in his career. Molina is striking out more often this year, but has made up for it with a career-best 36.3% Hard%, compared to his lifetime 27.3% mark. His 7 steals don't hurt either. With the catching situation quite thin right now, (and one of the only reliable catching options in Salvador Perez on the DL), Molina is back to being one of the more favorable catchers in fantasy.
Jonathon Villar, SS, MIL
Villar batted ninth for the Brewers on Tuesday, marking his first start in the month of August, and went 0-4 in the contest. Things have gone from bad to worse for Villar, and with a 31.1% K% and .213 BA, the Brewers have been forced to basically make Villar a bench player. He'll still probably find a way to steal a bag here and there, but without regular playing time, he's droppable in most fantasy formats. Maybe he works his way back into a starting role at some point, but he'll obviously have to start hitting for that to happen.
Eric Thames, 1B, MIL
Thames has cooled off considerably since his hot start to the season but he still has a .920 OPS against RHP's for the year. On Wednesday, he'll matchup against Twins' veteran RHP Bartolo Colon who has allowed 1.55 HR/9 this season and has a 43.9% FB% and 40.4% Hard% against LH-batters. Pitching in Miller Park likely won't help the situation. DraftKings Value Play Salary $3,700.
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