Yan Gomes, Cleveland Indians - Gomes has provided some very cheap power at the catcher position this year and he belted his 14th homer of the season on Tuesday. He now has back to back seasons of 14+ homers and has hit that plateau in under 400 at bats in each of the two seasons. He ranks in the top 10 at the position in ISO among catchers with 350 at bats, and his .259 average isn't as bad as some other catchers that have provided even less in the power category.
Brad Keller, Kansas City Royals - Keller picked up his eighth win of the season allowing one run over seven innings. He struck out six in the outing and extended his streak of start with three ER or less to six. Although for the season he's done excellent at limiting homers he now has two straight starts without allowing a homer after a stretch at the end of August where he has four straight starts allowing a homer. Keller doesn't strike out a ton of batters and walks a few too many, but he generates a solid amount of ground balls (51%) to help offset those totals.
Shane Bieber, Cleveland Indians - Bieber dominated Tuesday with 11 strikeouts over 6.2 innings to improve to 10-3 on the season. Just what the Indians were lacking this year was ANOTHER potential dominant starter, and they seem to have found it in Bieber. He's striking out 25% of the batters that he's facing while walking just 4% but has been hurt by a .362 BABIP that has led to him having more baserunners on. He has almost a run and a half difference in his ERA and his FIP this year which makes sense when you look at the underlying stats.
Jonathan Villar, Baltimore Orioles - In your daily Villar update, he launched homer number 13 of the year while going 2-for-4 at the plate. His overall numbers are up to .271/.332/.405 with a 100 wRC+ which seemed unattainable two month back when he was still in Milwaukee. Since going to Baltimore he's hitting .283 with seven homers and 12 steals. He needs to be owned everywhere right now.
Carlos Rodon, Chicago White Sox - While Gerrit Cole is definitely the best play on Tuesday, if you want to save some money at pitcher Carlos Rodon makes for an interesting option for around $4,000 cheaper going against the Royals. Rodon has struggled in each of his last two starts but did string together a stretch of nine starts in a row through July and August where he recorded quality starts.
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