Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.- OF- TOR- Idea- The rookie has had very good results against RH pitching with a .300/.372/.509 slash line against them. With Ariel Jurado bringing reverse splits of a .292/.340/.505 slash line against RH hitting, that makes Guerrero a good bet to stay hot. Value Play- Draft Kings salary $4200
Joe Palumbo- P- TEX- Rookie- Palumbo is slated to start one game of the August 20 doubleheader to return to the majors. His brief appearances so far this season before a foot injury were not impressive, but the prospect has put up solid numbers at AA Frisco and AAA Nashville this season. Palumbo looks completely back from 2017 Tommy John surgery. He was hitting the mid-90s by the end of the 2018 season. He posted a K/9 of 11.57 at Frisco and has a 13.71 mark at Nashville with another start to go. That one will seek to stretch his pitch count to the 90-pitch range so when he returns to the Rangers there should be little limit on him. Palumbo will likely get a long look as he could figure into the Texas rotation plans for 2020 in a big way.
Domingo Santana- OF- SEA- Cold- Santana went 0-for-2 yesterday before being pulled for a pinch hitter. At least he didn't strike out. Heading into yesterday's game Santana had a whopping 39.1% K% since June 23. With so many Ks even a BABIP of .344 couldn't help his average, which was .213 in that span. Santana only has 8 extra base hits, 4 homers and 4 doubles, in 140 PAs since June 23. He could pop out of the funk. As he seemed to do at one point earlier this season, but he is in a serious funk right now and the huge K% needs to be corrected.
Ryan Yarbrough- P- TB- Hot- With a host of Tampa Bay arms on the shelf Yarbrough has been solid. He often follows an opener but yesterday came within one out of taking care of the game by himself. Yarbrough tossed 8.2 scoreless IP, allowing just 3 hits, walking no one, and striking out 8. He only threw 99 pitches, 73 of which were strikes. Yarbrough's record stands at 11-3 and his usage seems to fit well with his strengths.
Jorge Soler- OF- KC- Hot- Soler continues to put on a power show, hitting two homers yesterday to give him 35 on the season. He also drew a walk, giving him 50 on the season. Soler's average may not be outstanding at .259, but with the walks his OBP is at .344 and he has driven in 87 runs, tying him for 8th in the majors. Soler has also scored 69 runs, putting him in a tie for 43rd in that category. Soler is contributing a lot in his age 27 season.
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