Tyler Glasnow (P - TB) Glasnow continued to look sharp in a Rays uniform Sunday but got a no-decision in the 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays. Since being dealt, the big righty has a 2.25 ERA, and a 20/3 K/BB ratio. Overall, Sunday's outing lowered his season ERA to 3.97. He continues to sport an impressive K/9 of 12.18 but needs to continue to trim the walks to maintain his success. His xFIP of 3.14 indicates there is some good baseball to come yet in 2018 for Glasnow. It appears the window to buy low is all but closed at this point.
Ken Giles (RP - TOR) Giles recorded his first save as a Blue Jay in their 2-1 win over the Rays Sunday. The 27-year-old was able to slam the door on a 1-2-3 inning, striking out one for his 13th save overall for 2018. The outing lowered his season ERA to 6.11, which indicates the roller coaster ride it has been for him. He does own a 38/4 K/BB ratio but has also allowed 24 earned runs in 35.1 innings pitched. Giles has also been hurt by a .375 BABIP and is stranding just 59.5% of runners. Despite all the negative indicators, there is no reason to believe a change of scenery won't do him good, plus he figures to be the guy getting the ball for Toronto in the ninth inning. He remains a source of saves down the stretch, albeit a volatile one.
Edwin Diaz (RP - SEA) Diaz shut the door on the Astros in the Mariners 4-3 extra inning win Sunday. The save was Diaz's 46th in 49 tries, which is good for an 11 save lead for tops in the Majors. In addition to the impressive saves total, Diaz owns a 15.25 K/9 and FIP says he's even better than what his 1.98 ERA checks in at. He has been an automatic save source in 2018 and has a shot to break the single season save record of 62 if the Mariners continue to play in some close games. His performance will drive his price way up in 2019 fantasy drafts.
Giancarlo Stanton (OF - NYY) Stanton launched his 30th homer of 2018 as the Yanks downed the Rangers 7-2. The 28-year-old slugger is slashing .281/.348/.532 with 76 RBI and 76 runs to go along with the home run total for 2018. Even though his K% sits at 29.3%, Stanton is doing exactly what the Yankees and fantasy owners expected him to do when acquiring him, even though the batting average is a bit surprising given his K%. His OBP remains respectable despite walking just 8.5% of the time, which is down from his 11% career mark. Stanton is a player whose power will play in just about any ballpark and remains one of the biggest power bats in fantasy.
Chris Sale (SP - BOS) The Red Sox ace earned his 12th win in the 4-1 victory over the Orioles Sunday. It was Sale's first start since being activated from the DL, and he showed no signs of rust. In five innings, the 29-year-old allowed zero runs on just one hit while striking out 12 and walking none. Sale's day was done after just 68 pitches since it was his first start since July 27th. Sale is one of a handful of true fantasy aces and costs a pretty penny on draft day but is well worth the investment.
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