AJ Pollock (AZ) - It's been a long wait for AJ Pollock, but he's finally making an impact for both the Diamondbacks and the fantasy owners. Pollock has now hit safely in 4 straight games and on Friday night he also hit his first home run of the year. Most importantly, he's running rampant on the basepaths and already have 4 in his first 6 games. He hasn't shown too much rust, so he should remain an interesting play for the rest of the year. Looking towards Saturday's DFS slate, Pollock looks like a free square on DraftKIngs where he's only $4,000. The matchup against Tyler Chatwood isn't quite as strong as it was on Friday night against Jorge De La Rosa, but Chatwood isn't much of a strikeout pitcher and Coors Field remains the highest implied run total on the slate.
Nick Hundley (COL) - Nick Hundley had a nice night at the plate on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a homerun, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. After hitting .301/.339/.467 a year ago, Hundley has taken a step back in 2016 by slashing just .245/.313/.418. He's not much of a play in season-long leagues, but in the daily format, he's usually a mid-priced play when he's at home in Coors, and that alone is enough to have him rostered. Looking towards Saturday, Hundley is $3,400 on FanDuel and faces a right-handed Braden Shipley who has displayed extreme reversed splits this season (.397 wOBA vs RHB). Hundley looks like a great cash game core play as one of the few right-handed bats in the Rockies lineup.
Robbie Ray (AZ) - Robbie Ray was given the ever-challenging task of pitching in Coors Field on Friday night. He failed. Since moving into the rotation for the Diamondbacks, Ray has flashed big time strikeout ability (181 K's in 145 innings), but has been burned with the long ball (14.3% HR/FB rate with 18 home runs allowed). All but two of those home runs have come via right-handed batters and the left-handed pitcher has definite handedness splits (.292 wOBA vs LHB and .335 wOBA vs RHB). He didn't allow any home runs on Friday, but Ray didn't even make it out of the 5th inning against the Rockies, allowing 5 earned runs, 8 hits, and struck out just 2. He'll try to bounce back next week in Dodger Stadium.
Trea Turner (WAS) - While the matchup against Noah Syndergaard may have seemed less than ideal, Turner made the most of his opportunities on Friday night. After getting a lead-off base hit in the first inning, Turner proceeded to steal two bases against Noah Syndergaard (who owns the major league worst mark in stolen bases allowed). He finished the night 2-for-4 with 2 stolen bases and a run scored. Through just 45 games, Turner now has 20 stolen bases and is slashing a great .347/.364/.537 with 5 home runs, 9 doubles, and 6 triples. Yeah, I'd say he's a little better than Stephen Drew, what do you say, Dusty?
Jeanmar Gomez (PHI) - The true Jeanmar Gomez is finally catching up with the 2016 version. After allowed 4 hits and 4 runs without generating a single out on Friday night, Gomez has now allowed 9 earned runs over his last 7 outings while recording just 1 strikeout. Meanwhile, Hector Neris allowed just 6 hits and 1 earned run in the entire month of August while also striking out 21 over 14.2 innings pitched. He might see save chances down the stretch and it might be wise to add him if he's hanging on your waiver wire.