Dustin May, Los Angeles Dodgers - Dustin May left Saturday's start in the second inning with an arm injury. This doesn't look good. May was averaging around 94 MPH on a handful of fastballs before the pitch that ultimately forced him to leave, and after releasing the pitch he immediately called for the trainers and was in obvious pain. A velo drop before an arm/elbow injury is quite often UCL-related, so we'll likely know more on Sunday regarding his status. The Dodgers have talent for days though so there's a chance that whoever fills in for him will also have some strong fantasy value.
Christian Pache, Atlanta Braves - Christian Pache was recalled by the Braves on Saturday and hit a grand slam in his return to the lineup. Pache had struggled with Atlanta to start the season slashing just .133/.161/.200 before going on the IL, and he wasn't immediately brought back to the major league team as the team was rolling with Guillermo Heredia in centerfield. Heredia was placed on the IL Saturday so Pache was called back up and will return to his normal full-time spot in centerfield. He's only worth looks in NL-only at the moment or deeper mixed leagues.
Alec Bohm, Washington Nationals - Alec Bohm went 3-4 at the plate with his third homer of the season while driving in two runs. Bohm is another hitter that has been hitting that ball hard this year (80th percentile) but yet runs a below league average xwOBA. He's gotten pull happy this season with all pull% closing in on 40%, and oddly also has an oppo% of 34% which is 10% higher than his rate in his rookie season. This batted ball profile really looks solid compared to the lack of production, and it'd be something I'd be looking into buying low on in leagues if he's out there on the market.
Luis Castillo, Cincinnati Reds - Luis Castillo allowed three runs over 5.1 innings and that actually stands as his second-best start of the season behind only seven shutout innings on April 7th. Castillo struck out five batters for the first time since April 13th but allowed eight hits to mark the fourth straight outing where he's given up at least six hits. Castillo is doing a great job at limiting walks and has a chase rate well above the league average, but yet his strikeout rate is down to just 17% compared to a 30% rate he averaged across 2019-20. He's done well at limiting hard contact (compared to the rest of his profile) but the Diamondbacks tagged him hard for nine batted balls over 95 MPH on Saturday. I'm of the belief that Castillo rights the ship, and it's worth reaching out to see what the cost may currently be.
Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers - Mookie Betts hit homerun number three on Saturday. Betts' season hasn't been off the best of starts, though that may not be fair to Betts' usual standards. He still has an OPS of .818 but his power numbers have gotten off to an extremely slow start as his .404 xSLG is the lowest number in his career. He's still hitting for a solid enough average at .261 and he's running a 12% BB%, putting him back in the 10%+ totals we've gotten accustomed to seeing him run. The homer was his first long ball since 4/13, so hopefully, we can see him start to heat up here shortly.