Nolan Arenado (3B - COL) Despite the Rockies losing 6-4 to the Dodgers Sunday, Arenado launched his 21st home run of the season. It has been another great season from one of the most underrated stars in the game. In addition to playing the Gold Glove defense we have come to expect from him, the 27-year-old is slashing .306/.391/.593 with 59 RBI and 55 runs scored. His .327 BABIP helps prop up both his average as well as his OBP, and his .411 wOBA shows how frequently he hits for extra bases. He will remain a pick at the top half of the first round as he is a superstar who plays in one of the most hitter friendly parks in the league.
Matt Harvey (SP - CIN) Harvey recorded his fourth win of 2018 in the Reds' 8-2 win over the Brewers Sunday. The veteran went 5.2 innings, allowing no runs on just two hits with six strikeouts and zero walks. Overall Harvey has struggled but has been a bit better since getting moved to Cincinnati. He owns a 4.91 ERA, along with a 69.5% strand rate. Pair that with a 40% hard contact rate, and it's easy to see why he is a shell of his former self. Since becoming a Red, Harvey's numbers have trended in the right direction, making him a potential add in some formats, but needs to show a bit more to be relevant everywhere.
Jon Lester (SP - CHC) The veteran hurler earned his 11th win of 2018 Sunday, as the Cubs held off the Twins 11-10. Lester went five innings, allowing two runs on nine hits, while striking out five and walking three in a solid outing. For good measure, he added a three-run homer off Twins' starter Lance Lynn, who was tagged for seven earned on the day. Lester is enjoying an excellent season at age 34, as he owns a 2.25 ERA, an 85% strand rate. According to FIP, which sits at 4.08, he has gotten a bit of help in having such an impressive ERA. Mainly from the .234 BABIP he sports thus far. Lester remains a nice surprise in all formats.
Matt Kemp (OF - LAD) Kemp continued to be a mainstay in the Dodgers' offense as they topped the Rockies 6-4 Sunday. The 33-year-old was 3 for 4 at the dish, including a solo homer in the win. Overall, he is slashing .310/.348/.541 with 14 home runs, 51 RBI and 35 runs scored. His success has mainly been attributed to his improved physical conditioning routine but owning a .352 BABIP doesn't hurt either. His 43.2% hard contact rate is up more than 7% from 2017, and his 134 wRC+ illustrates exactly what he means to a Dodgers' offense that has been short on firepower in 2018. Kemp remains a popular sell high, but for the price paid for him in most leagues, there's nothing wrong with keeping him in your outfield either.
Mike Foltynewicz (SP - ATL) The Braves' bullpen nearly blew an excellent five inning outing from Foltynewicz in their 6-5 win Sunday. Folty went five innings, allowing zero runs on just one hit while striking out nine and walking three. Overall, it has been an impressive season for the 26-year-old as he sports a 2.02 ERA along with a 10.82 K/9. He is walking over four batters per nine innings, but he is also stranding 83% of runners and allowing just 0.61 HR/9, both of which help negate the walks. Folty has been an asset in fantasy and figures to be much more expensive in 2019 drafts.
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