Dallas Keuchel, SP, HOU
Keuchel had another dominating performance on Wednesday, allowing just one unearned in 7 IP while recording 14 outs on the ground, to improve to 6-0 on the season. His 6.40 K/9 remains low, but that shouldn't be much of a concern at this point. Keuchel now leads the league with a 64.3% GB% and his 27.8% Soft% entering the game ranked 4th best, and he has demonstrated the ability to succeed without a high strikeout rate. His .227 BABIP and 81.2% LOB% are probably due for a bit of regression, but as long as he keeps inducing week contact, those numbers should remain better than average. Keuchel is one of the better pitchers in the American League and should continue to be owned in all formats.
Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL
Chen gave up 4 ER's on 8 hits in 7 IP against the Mariners on Wednesday, striking out 4 without issuing a walk. Believe it or not, the 4 ER's and 8 hits were both season highs for Chen, as his ERA now sits at 2.90 for the season. He has been very consistent this year, only walking more than 2 batters in one of his 8 starts. His ERA is likely to rise along with his .234 BABIP, but it is worth noting that his Soft% of 26% is a career high. It remains to be seen if he can keep that up for a whole season, but it's certainly possible that he retains a BABIP lower than the league average. Either way, Chen is not an ace, but he has been consistent enough throughout his career to trust that his ratios won't hurt you. He is not a must-own by any means, but if all you need is a starter that will give you a decent number of wins and strikeouts without hurting your ratios, Chen is a reasonable option.
Cody Allen, RP, CLE
Allen gave Indians fans reason to be nervous on Wednesday, loading the bases and giving up a run in the ninth inning against Chicago but eventually shutting the door and picking up his 8th save of the year. While the two walks to load the bases were certainly Allen's fault, it's worth noting that the run scored on an infield hit by Alexei Ramirez with two outs. His overall numbers are not good; a 6.61 ERA and 1.84 WHIP, but he has been better in May, with a 2.89 ERA and 1.07 WHIP through 9.1 IP. His 6.61 BB/9 is a legitimate concern, but his K/9 stills sits an excellent 13.22 and one would think that his .405 BABIP will eventually fall. For now, I would hold on to Allen, and strongly consider adding him if he is available on the waiver wire, as his closer job is not in immediate jeopardy, and he still has the potential to be a top-15 closer. There are certainly some concerns, but it would take a couple more blown saves before I would cut ties with Allen.
Chris Colabello, 1B, OF, TOR
Colabello picked up his 5th 2B and 7th RBI of the season on Wednesday, and is now hitting .357 with a .910 OPS through 15 games with the Blue Jays this year. It is a bit reminiscent of last year when Colabello got off to a scorching start, slashing .346/.386/.577 with 26 RBI through the first 20 games, only to fall off the face of the earth and up in the minors soon after. Unfortunately, this year could end up following a similar path, as Colabello currently holds a 31.1% K%, a whopping 17.9% SwStr%, and a ridiculously unsustainable .528 BABIP. I would not be considering Colabello in fantasy at this time.
Adam Jones, OF, BAL
Jones has been insanely productive against LHP this year with a slash line of .444/.476/.889 and he has been insanely productive at home with a slash line of .364/.400/.623. This makes for an excellent matchup for Jones when the Orioles face LHP J.A. Happ in Baltimore on Thursday, and Jones still comes at a surprisingly decent price. Value Play DraftKings Salary: $4,400.
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