Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves - The Julio Teheran Experience was in full effect on Sunday night as he allowed two hits and four walks over five innings but a few defensive miscues kept his ERA down as only one of the runs was earned. Julio is in the midst of his third thoroughly mediocre season with a SIERA over 4.60 for the third consecutive season. He's walking 11% of his batters for the second straight season and has a K% that's just over 20%. There isn't much of anything that he brings to fantasy rosters right now. It's NL only and 15 teamers solely because he throws every fifth day, otherwise you can stream this level of production with some actual upside.
Zack Wheeler, New York Mets - Zack Wheeler allowed three runs over his first three innings on Sunday and then proceeded to shut down the Tigers over his next four innings to earn his fourth win of the season. Wheeler ended up striking out eight in 7.1 innings while allowing five hits and those aforementioned three runs. Wheeler has had a shaky season for the Mets after his dominant second half of 2018 and actually has a SIERA close to what he had last season (3.94 to 3.87) despite having an ERA that's nearly a full run higher than that. Wheeler has a career high K% and his swinging strike rate matches what he posted last season. Continue to throw out some offers for him if you can buy low, the skills are still very much here (aside from when he faces Washington as 20 of his 36 runs allowed have come against them).
Nick Pivetta, Philadelphia Phillies - Nick Pivetta is being called up by the Phillies to start Tuesday against the Cardinals. Pivetta was a popular breakout candidate coming into this season but was plagued by walks and homers in his first four starts of the season, leading to his demotion to AAA. In AAA he was still walking batters at an extremely high rate, but at least brought down his HR% and he was striking out 33% of the batters he faced in AAA. There's obviously no way to know which Pivetta is going to show up on Tuesday but if your team can absorb the risk of his staying a pumpkin, there's some upside potentially sitting here if he can turn things around.
Mitch Keller, Pittsburgh Pirates - Mitch Keller is getting called up to make his major league debut Monday as he'll start the second game of the doubleheader against the Reds. GM Neal Huntington left all available options open as to what the team will do with Keller including "sending him back down for more seasoning, sticking around for an extended time, or never going back down." Keller has upped his K% in his second round in AAA, getting up to 27.6% while maintaining his BB% right at 9%. Keller can provide some solid K% numbers if given an extended look in the majors, but be keep in mind when it comes to Sunday FAAB budgets that he could very well be one and done. I'm looking to add him in NL leagues for sure and deeper mixed leagues, 10 teamers can wait and see if they want.
Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies - Remember when Arenado was off to that slow start? Arenado hit his fourth homer in three games, number 15 on the season, and he now has a .335/.378/.641 triple slash and a .415 wOBA. Arenado has cut his strikeout total down by 5% from his career average to an even more impressive 10% this year while walking at his usual 7% amount. Everything in Arenado's batted ball data is identical to prior years, he's as good as ever.
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