Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals - On a day where Carlos Carrasco facing the Tigers is the highest priced pitcher on the day, Lance Lynn against the Brewers for $8,800 seems like an absolute bargain. It's no secret that the Brewers are among one of the worst hitting teams in the majors and Lynn is off to an outstanding start with 10.38 K/9 and 1.93 FIP over 17.1 innings. He faced the Brewers back on the 15th and earned the win tossing 5.0 innings of one run ball with four strikeouts and that Brewers lineup had both Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy who are both now on the DL.
Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta Braves - Andrelton Simmons hit second for the second time in 2015 Nick Markakis manning the leadoff spot. Simmons continued his rebound season hitting his first homer of the season. Simmons profiles well in the number two spot based on his ability to put the ball in play at an exceptional rate (6% K%) but he also tends to make really poor contact fairly frequently. He has a career 15% IFFB% but he is hitting more line drives this season helping contribute to his .276 BABIP which is a career high. He can reach double digit homers in his best seasons, but he has been spraying the ball more so maybe a homer total in the 8-10 range is more appropriate.
Adeiny Hechavarria, Miami Marlins - Adiney Hechavaria launched his second homer of the season Saturday helping push his current hit streak to eight games. He's had multi his efforts in four of those eight contests including three straight before picking up just one hit Saturday. His average current is at .324 which is nearly 70 points higher than his career average thanks to a big spike in BABIP at .357 (.302 career). It's strange, because all his batted ball rates match up well with his career numbers but his IFFB% is at a crazy 25% which normally would cause an average dip. Based on that I see a great chance we seen some regression here as he simply does not have the track record of being this good of a hitter at any point in his career.
Juan Lagares, New York Mets - Juan Lagares had a huge Saturday for the Mets going 4-for-4, raising his batting average from .254 to .298 in one day. The triple he hit was just hit second extra base hit of the year out of his 21 base knocks, helping contribute to his 0.42 ISO. Lagares, an elite defender, still isn't much of a fantasy option though as he doesn't provide much across the board. His drastic gap between his walk and strikeout rate will likely contribute in keeping his batting average between usable levels. He has decent speed, but even then 15 steals over the course of a season isn't really worth rostering him.
Tom Koehler, Miami Marlins - With 7.1 shutout innings against the Nationals Tom Khoeler picked up his second win of the season. He allowed six hits while walking a season low one batter while tying his season he in strikeouts with four. Khoeler is not a strikeout pitcher, averaging just under five per nine innings but he doesn't have a great groundball rate like you typically see in pitcher like that. It's not horrible, but at 41.7% he definitely needs to improve that to have any sort of consistent success with that low of a K rate. He's also allowing a very high 44.9% fly ball rate but those effects are masked by his home park where each of his best two starts have been.
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