Evan Gattis, Houston Astros - Evan Gattis homered twice Wednesday which gives him three homers already in this current series against Oakland. Gattis has been on a tear over the last week hitting just shy of .400 with five of his 13 homers in that span. He's still starting virtually every game at DH for the Astros as the now healthy Brian McCann and Max Stassi are holding down the fort defensively behind the plate. Gattis has already hit more homers this year in 58 games than he did in 84 games last season.
Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees - Gleyber Torres homered again on Wednesday which pushes his total to 12 and all of those 12 homers have come since May 4th. Since May 4th Torres is slashing .290/.356/.617 which those 12 homers and a .327 ISO, which is in the realm of some of the best power hitters in the game. We'd like to see Torres cut down on the strikeouts a little but as 27.7% is a little high, but if he's going to provide power like he is it's not a bad K% at all.
Khris Davis, Oakland A's - Khris Davis launched a pair of homers Wednesday which gives his two multi-homer game in the last five days. Davis is now closing in on 20 homers this year and while his batting average (.243) is right around where it typically is there's some reason for upside there this year as he's shaved 3% off of his K% and he's currently running a .252 BABIP which is around 20 points lower than his career average.
Dylan Covey, Chicago White Sox - Dylan Covey struck out five batters across seven innings while allowing two runs to pick up his third win of the season for the White Sox. This start was his second quality start in a row but also now gives him four out of his six starts that he's gone at least five innings while giving up two or fewer runs. A big part of Covey's success this season has come from his ability to force groundballs as his rate has jumped 13% from last season and he's running similar batted ball data is terms of hard contact allowed.
Marco Gonzales, Seattle Mariners - Marco Gonzales allowed three runs over five innings which snapped his four game stretch of wins and quality starts. Gonzales did strikeout seven batters in the outing which is something he hasn't done since May 5th. One of his best skills over that four game stretch was his ability to strand the few runners that he did allow but nine runners in just five innings is naturally going to have some guys slide through. Gonzales is definitely still worth throwing out there in a streaming type of role and if he can strikeout batters at a rate close to like he did Wednesday he could become extremely valuable.
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