Patrick Corbin was dominant, going 8 IP with no earned runs. Corbin has settled down following a bit of an up-and-down season. While his 3.34 ERA is in line with last year, his SIERA is up nearly a full run, principally due to a worse K rate and allowing more flyballs. When it's all said and done, I wouldn't be shocked if 2018 ends up as Corbin's career year. He'll still be a solid pitcher going forward, but 2019 results are more in line with what we saw in his career prior to last year's breakout season.
Following the worst start of his career, Luis Castillo went 6 IP allowing just 1 ER with 4 K's. Castilo's K's numbers are excellent this season, but his 3.10 ERA is a bit favorable as his SIERA is 3.98. Walks are the culprit, as he's walking nearly 4 batters per 9 innings. Regardless, it has been a breakout campaign for Castillo. He's is very close to an elite level, which we could see next season as he turns 27.
Jose Iglesias hit his 9th HR of the season in the win for the Reds, which is perhaps further proof that the baseballs are "different." His 9th HR is a new career high for Iglesias; however, in this era, 10-12 HR in a season isn't enough to warrant fantasy consideration. While Iglesias sports the highest OPS of his career, he's only up to an 86 wRC+. He remains a waiver wire player.
Raimel Tapia was 2-for-5 from the leadoff spot. He's only been batting leadoff every so often, but it would be a nice boost to his fantasy value if he started there more consistently (TBD). While he lacks power, he boasts a decent average in the .290 area, which would lead to a material increase in his Run production. He only has 47 on the year now, but would produce at a much higher clip if he could hit in front of Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado on a more consistent basis.
Ketel Marte hit his 27th HR of the season, one shy of doubling his total for all of 2018. Calling it a breakout campaign for Marte is a bit of an understatement as his OPS is up nearly 200 points from last year. That makes me a bit skeptic to call this a repeatable breakout, but some of the peripherals back up the production as his Hard% is up to 42% from 36% last year, as is his FB%. That said, Marte has displayed more power each season (albeit slowly), so perhaps we'll see similar results in 2020.