Luis Patino, San Diego Padres - One of the many top prospects for the Padres was called up on Tuesday as Luis Patino joins them to pitch out of the bullpen from the start. Obviously he'd be more interesting to have in the rotation but he's still potentially worth an add in the right context as he can provide ratio help out of the pen. There's always a chance that he does end up in the rotation, or potentially the closer role if Kirby Yates continues to struggle, but for now, he'll pitch in relief. He's the first of many top prospects that we should see join the team this summer.
Steven Matz, New York Mets - Steven Matz was roughed up by the Nationals for five runs over three innings and they hit seven balls off of him that were over 95 MPH. His 27% CSW for the outing was just slightly below a typically good start using the metric, but the hard contact was just too much for him to overcome with a 90 MPH average exit velocity against all of his pitches. Matz had strong enough start to give him another chance in fantasy but he's had trouble recording strikeouts lately with just six strikeouts over his last 9.1 innings pitched.
Craig Kimbrel, Chicago Cubs - Craig Kimbrel's nightmare 2020 continued with two more runs allowed on Tuesday before getting pulled after recording just a single out in the ninth. Through 3.2 innings, Kimbrel finally just recorded his first strikeout of the season and his ERA has climbed to 32.30 for the season. His leash on the closing job has to 100% being run thin, and Kyle Ryan was called upon to close down the game and record the final two outs. Kimbrel should at the very least be benched right now, if not being considered drop worthy already.
Joe Musgrove, Pittsburgh Pirates - Joe Musgrove was roughed up by the Twins on Tuesday giving up five runs over 3.1 innings. Musgrove's command was all over the place walking five batters in his outing and he also allowed six hits while striking out just two batters. Musgrove was a popular breakout pick this year but things haven't gone well through his three starts sitting 0-3 with a 1.77 WHIP across 14.1 innings. The strikeouts have still been there for him with 17, but it's hard to feel comfortable starting him right now with the lack of success outside of his strikeout rate.
German Marquez, Colorado Rockies - German Marquez struck out nine batters over 7.1 innings against the Giants to earn the win. Marquez has a 1.89 ERA across three starts this season and is sitting with a 2-1 record. Marquez cratered back down to Earth last season after a strong 2018 and his K% has jumped back up to over 30% after dropping to 24% last season. It's extremely hard to trust any Rockies pitchers due to their issues at home, but Marquez is easily the closest we can get to trusting one at this point.
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