Ozzie Albies, 2B, ATL
Albies went 2 for 4 with a pair of home runs on Saturday evening against Pittsburgh. Since enduring four consecutive 0-4 games, Albies has come alive the past couple of days. Over his past two games, he is 4 for 9 with three homers and 6 RBI. He now has nine dingers on the season but is batting just .231. Albies is hitting the ball in the air significantly more this season (50.7% FB% in '21, 40.1% career) which explains his increased power numbers and decreased average. He currently leads all Second Baseman in ISO (.360), and he ranks 5th in home runs.
Pablo Lopez, SP, MIA
Lopez hurled 7.0 scoreless innings on Saturday night against the Mets. He surrendered four hits, one walk, and struck out eight in the outing. Unfortunately, the Marlins' offense didn't come alive until late in the game, so Lopez was unable to improve his 1-3 record. The 25-year-old now owns an impressive 2.73/3.77 ERA/xFIP and an 8.68 K/9 on the season. Lopez isn't overpowering, but his Soft% is at 23.0% (league average is 17.0%), and his IFFB is at 13.3% (league average is 10.4%). He should be a safe SP option in fantasy for the remainder of the season.
Antonio Senzatela, SP, COL
Senzatela gave up three runs (two earned) across 5.0 innings on Saturday afternoon against the Diamondbacks. He allowed seven hits, one walk, and struck out three in the contest. The 26-year-old showed some promise last season when he posted a 3.44 ERA in 74.1 innings, but he has regressed so far in 2021. Senzetela's 19.4% O-Swing% and 6.9% SwStr% are both down considerably from 2020. He currently owns a 5.01 ERA and doesn't strike anyone out (5.4 K/9), so a fantasy team would have to be VERY desperate to consider him regardless of the format.
Charlie Blackmon, OF, COL
Blackmon went deep on Saturday afternoon for the first time since May 4th. He finished the game 1 for 4 with a pair of RBI and a strikeout. Blackmon has struggled out of the gate this season; he has just three homers to go along with an underwhelming .246 average. His current 10.8% BB% and 13.3% K% would both be career bests, so Blackmon appears to be seeing the ball fine; he just is having a hard time with his launch angle. His 48.2% GB% is up 8.0% from his career mark, while his 21.9% LD% is down 6.6%. Blackmon has been a fantasy stud for a long time; expect him to get his swing figured out sooner rather than later.
Tommy Pham, OF, SD
Pham didn't register a hit, but he did get on four times via the walk on Saturday night. The 33-year-old has struggled all season but has shown signs of life the past two days; he went 2 for 3 with a triple and a pair of walks on Friday as well. The .193 average and .053 ISO aren't going to cut it, but he has an impressive eye at the plate (18.1% BB%) and hits at the top of a very explosive lineup. If Pham can find his stroke a bit, he will be a solid fantasy contributor for the 2021 campaign. He is currently rostered in 51% of ESPN leagues.
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