Mookie Betts (OF - BOS) Betts was 2 for 4 with three RBI and a run scored in the Red Sox 4-2 win over the Rays Tuesday. With the outing, Betts raised his Major League leading average to .368, as well as vaulting him over Mike Trout for the best OBP in the Majors. His season thus far is just Mookie being Mookie, as there are no flaws to the youngsters game. His 214 wRC+ is evidence of that, as well as his 16 home runs (leads the league) and 11 stolen bases. Betts has even sparked conversation as to who is better between he and Mr. Trout. While I wouldn't put him above the Angels' star yet, he is closing the gap with his 2018 performance.
Willy Adames (SS - TB) MLB.com's #22 overall prospect got his first taste of the Major Leagues Tuesday as the Rays fell to the Red Sox 4-2. In his second at bat, the 22 year old took Red Sox ace Chris Sale deep for his first career hit and homer. Overall on the night he was 1 for 4, and struck out in his other three appearances. Adames only figures to be up with the big club for a few days, as they are a bit short with Joey Wendle on paternity leave. At this point, he is nothing more than a streamer for a few games, and not worth much consideration in redraft formats. However, expect him to see meaningful time at some point in 2018.
Jose Ramirez (3B - CLE) Ramirez got in on the fun as the Indians beat down the Cubs 10-1 Tuesday. The 25 year old smacked his 14th home run of 2018, while driving in three, and scoring twice. On the season, he owns a .297/.394/.617 on the year after getting off to a slow start. One of the many reasons for his success is a 12.1% BB%, along with a 9.1% K%, both of which are improvements over already solid career numbers. Having a .415 wOBA doesn't hurt either, and shows Ramirez is putting up a fair amount of extra bases. Ramirez is playing his way into the first round in 2019 drafts.
Trevor Bauer (SP - CLE) Bauer got the win as the Indians throttled the Cubs 10-1 Tuesday. In six innings, the 27 year old allowed no earned runs on seven hits, while striking out six and walking two. The win runs his record to 4-3, as well as lowering his ERA to 2.35 so far on the season. One of the few knocks on his game this season is the 3.18 BB/9, which could stand to be a bit lower, but as long as he is stranding 76% of base runners, it won't become an issue. He is also giving up a career high 37.9% hard contact rate, but has limited the long ball. As long as that doesn't catch up with him, he will continue to be a solid mid rotation piece for your fantasy team.
Gleyber Torres (2B - NYY) The rookie continued his hot start, despite the Yankees coming up on the short end of a 6-4 score to the Rangers Tuesday. Torres was 2 for 4 on the night, with his his seventh home run. So far in his short career, Torres is posting a .330/.394/.602 line, and the seven homers are a bit of a surprise as he has never hit double digit homers at any level of the minors. It is clear Torres will be another in the long line of Yankee stars, but the added pop is a bonus for owners. If he continues his hot hitting, he will figure to move up in a potent New York lineup.
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