Trea Turner hit for his third career cycle on Wednesday, going 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, a solo homer, four runs, and two stolen bases against the Rays. Turner became just the fourth player in MLB history with a trio of cycles, and the first to hit for the cycle on his birthday. His ability to accomplish the rare feat so frequently speaks to his elite combination of power, speed, and contact skills. Sure enough, he's hitting .318 with 31 extra-base hits and an NL-high 18 stolen bases this year, making him a top fantasy option at shortstop. He's been even better lately, too, hitting safely in 14 of his last 16 games including three homers in his last four games.
Ozzie Albies had an absolutely monster game on Wednesday, going 5-for-6 with two homers, four runs, seven RBIs, and a stolen base to lead Atlanta's 20-2 rout of the Mets. Albies erupted for what is likely the finest game of his career up to this point, although he did strike out and was caught stealing, so it wasn't a perfect day. Still, five hits and two homers ain't bad. Albies' big day capped a huge month of June for the 24-year-old, who finished the month with 36 hits (18 for extra bases), 29 RBIs, and eight steals in 28 games. After a sluggish start to the season, he's back to producing the All-Star quality numbers that we're accustomed to seeing for him. After ending June on a hot streak, Albies will look to keep raking into July.
Bryce Harper went 3-for-5 with two solo homers vs. the Marlins on Wednesday. Harper continued his late-June homer barrage with his second multi-homer game of the season, giving him 13 round-trippers on the year and five over his last eight games. After managing just one round-tripper in his first 12 games back from the IL, the former MVP appears to have rediscovered his power stroke. As usual, Harper has been quite streaky this season, but his overall numbers remain strong and he currently seems to be locked in at the plate. His .897 OPS is right in line with his career .898 mark, so his fantasy owners are getting exactly what they paid for this year.
Bryan Reynolds went 2-for-2 with a solo homer and two walks against the Rockies on Wednesday. Reynolds was one of the few bright spots for Pittsburgh during its 6-2 loss to Colorado, scoring their second and final run with his first-inning solo shot. The blast was the 14th of the year for Reynolds, who's gone yard 10 times in his last 30 games. Not surprisingly, he's one of the hottest hitters in baseball at the moment, as he's currently riding a 14-game hitting streak. His batting average is up to .316 as a result, and his OPS is .947 after reaching base in all four of his plate appearances on Wednesday. While he's been getting pitched around a good amount (12.0 BB%) as one of Pittsburgh's few offensive threats, he's still doing plenty of damage when he does get something to hit.
Luis Urias paced Milwaukee's 15-7 rout of the Cubs on Wednesday, going 4-for-5 with a double, two homers, three runs, and four RBIs. The Brewers' leadoff man sparked Milwaukee's big game with a pair of homers from the top of the order and giving him 10 bombs on the season, five of which came in June. The monster game capped a nice heater to end the month for the 24-year-old, who's hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games. The recent production has made Urias relevant in deeper mixed leagues after a painfully slow start to the season, especially now that he's been moved to the top of Milwaukee's batting order. After three underwhelming seasons to start his career, Urias is proving to be a capable everyday player in his fourth campaign.
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