Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners - Cano returned to the Mariners after serving his PED suspension and was immediately put back into the lineup hitting 2nd on Tuesday. He went 1-for-4 in the game. Cano is going to get some time at both first base and second base down the stretch and should be a valuable fantasy asset down the stretch as the Mariners in the playoff push.
Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians - Kluber struck out seven over seven innings while allowing one run and picking up his 15th win of the season. Since his blowup start in late June, Kluber has been solid with a 3.21 ERA but he owns only a 19.8% K% over that span. Kluber definitely hasn't been his typical Kluber self this season and the metrics that gave worry over the first month or so have led to stretches of mortality for Kluber.
Tim Beckham, Baltimore Orioles - Beckham continued his strong August with his 8th homer of the season, and his fourth homer over the last seven days. Beckham was a trendy pick back in the spring coming off his 22 homer season but injuries derailed his season, and the poor performance over the first half didn't help. He does own a 111 wRC+ for the month of August though and with full playing time could make for an interesting player down the stretch run towards the fantasy playoffs.
Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins - Sano hit his ninth homer of the season on Tuesday and he has been a good hitter for the Twins since returning to the lineup from his demotion. He's slashing .271/.364/.417 (115 wRC+) while playing primarily third base. He's currently sitting with a K% that's just north of 30% which is down from the 40% K% that it was for most of the season. He hovered around 35% last year and was posted a 124 wRC+ so if he can stay around the 30% mark he could have a strong stretch run.
Aldaberto Mondesi, Kansas City Royals - Mondesi went 4-for-4 at the plate Tuesday and swiped three bases for the Royals. Mondesi has only been in the majors for just under two months and already has 15 stolen bases despite having a .273 OBP (Billy Hamilton must be proud). He's striking out at a 28.7% rate and walking at an under 3% rate, but at least is still hitting for some power when he makes contact with an ISO of .160.
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