Jean Segura- SS- MIL- Idea- Segura has hit .303 against LH pitching this season, going against a career trend of having reverse splits. He also has not suffered on a pro rata basis in the steal department when facing southpaws, with 4 steals in 93 PAs versus LH pitchers and 14 steals in 319 PAs against righthanders. Against rookie LH Justin Nicolino, Segura has a solid chance to put up a good game with the lowest salary at his position. Value play- FanDuel salary $2200
Aramis Ramirez- 3B- PIT- Hot- Ramirez went 4-for-5 yesterday with a double, arguably his best day at the plate so far in his second tour of duty with the Pirates. There may have been some regression to the mean working here. Ramirez was suffering from the bad luck exhibited by a .253 BABIP with the Brewers and it got worse after the trade. Heading into yesterday his BABIP with Pittsburgh was .230. Now, overall, it sits at .258. With a career mark of .291 some more correction could be expected.
Rubby De La Rosa- P- ARI- Hot- De La Rosa recorded his second straight quality start, allowing 1 run on 7 hits in 7 IP. This isn't something to get all that excited about, though, since he gave up 7 hits and walked 4 while only striking out 3. Only 56 of De La Rosa's 99 pitches were strikes. He has been very inconsistent and has made runs of quality starts interrupted by some stinkers. There isn't enough of a solid pattern to try and identify when De La Rosa may give you a worthwhile effort.
Jonathan Lucroy- C- MIL- Stats- Since August 3rd, Lucroy has battled horrendous luck, with a .179 BABIP before yesterday's 1-for-2 effort. After walking twice yesterday, though, he has a Batting EYE of 0.80 in that span. For the season the injury-plagued Lucroy has a BABIP of.267, well below his career mark of .306. If his injuries become less of a factor Lucroy could benefit greatly from some regression o the mean down the home stretch.
Madison Bumgarner- P- SF- Great Player- Bumgarner tossed his second straight complete game, this time recording a shutout with 14 Ks and helping his own cause with a homer. He threw 112 pitches, which is the 5th time this season he has thrown 110 or more. His usage has actually been more moderate than 2014, when he tossed 9 high-pitch games during the regular season and another 2 in the postseason. At age 26 he is not at as much risk from overuse and he seems to have dodged a bullet from some high pitch outings in his younger years (11 games in 2013.)
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