Juan Centeno- C- MIN- Idea- Centeno is 6-for-15 in his last 4 games. He has a slash line of .299/.337/.460 against RH pitching. Edinson Volquez has a .278/.356/.428 slash line against LH hitting. Sundays are a usual day for Centeno to get a start. The matchup is in his favor. Value play- Draft Kings salary $3100
Troy Tulowitzki- SS- TOR- Cold- It looked like some regression to the mean had started for Tulowitzki as he had gone 8-for-25 in the 8 games before Friday. He's hitless so far this weekend. With a BABIP of .254 well below his career mark of .317 there is plenty of room for more positive regression to the mean for the rest of the season.
Aaron Judge- OF- NYA- Rookie- Judge was promoted to the majors yesterday after justifying his status as a top prospect by hitting 19 homers in 352 ABs at AAA this season. He increased his slash line there to .270/.366/.489 after having a .224/.308/.373 in 228 ABs after being promoted to that level in 2015. Judge had a successful major league debut going 2-for-4 with a homer, 2 runs, and a RBI. Although he's not going to be maintaining that kind of pace, it looks like Judge is ready for the majors. Homers, runs and RBI are going to be the prime categories he will help with.
Lorenzo Cain- OF- KC- Cold- Cain has had bad luck since returning from the DL. His BABIP until his 0-fpr-4 yesterday was .229. Prior to his injury it was .349. Regression to the mean might have swung a bit far. Cain's career BABIP is .343 and currently it is .327 for the season. Cain's steal total has dropped off. He had swiped 9 bases after getting 28 in each of the prior two seasons. His hamstring injury can explain most of that. If Cain keeps recovery form injury, new regression to the mean would work in his favor and his steal rate could increase. He does have 3 in the 13 games since he came back.
James Shields- P- CHA- Drop Value- Shields had another very disappointing outing. He allowed 7 runs on 10 hits and a walk in only 3 IP. Shields failed to record a single strikeout. He has now given up 21 runs in 9.1 IP over his last 3 starts and has 2 Ks and 5 walks in that span. Shields had a run of 6 quality starts prior to this latest stretch but in each of those appearances his ERA for the game was lower than his FIP, so good luck had a lot to do with it. Shields has a lot of red flags on him right now.
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