Charlie Morton, Atlanta Braves - Charlie Morton spun the best start of the season on Tuesday to win his seventh game of the season. Morton struck out 11 Mets' hitters over seven shutout innings and allowed just a single hit and two walks. Morton's curveball was outstanding with a 72% whiff rate and a 59% CSW rate, helping lead to his 34% CSW overall. Only four batted balls against Morton registered over 95 MPH as he was just outstanding in all facets of the game.
Jake Cronenworth, San Diego Padres - Jake Cronenworth is on a heater lately and launched his fifth homer of the month, and his third in the last four days. He's up to 10 homers on the season with just shy of 50 runs scored and a .811 OPS. Cronenworth came out of pretty much nowhere last season to provide some outstanding value and he's producing at a great rate this year as well. His hard-hit rate has dropped by 8% and that's hurt his expected stats, but even with top of the line batted ball data he still hit .284 last year so the overall production is in the same spot despite the process of getting there changing a bit.
Amir Garrett, Cincinnati Reds - Amir Garrett notched a save on Tuesday while tossing a clean inning for the Reds. Both of these feats have been few and far between as his 2021 as been awful with a 8.44 ERA over 21.1 innings. Garrett is just being crushed whenever he gives up contact but still has a 91st percentile whiff rate and has 27 strikeouts. His slider has taken a step back, but hitters are destroying his fastball to the tune of a .371 average and his xwOBA on the offering is .489. He's almost better off going the Matt Wisler route and throwing the slider 80% of the time because his fastball is awful right now.
Zac Gallen, Arizona Diamondbacks - After struggling in his first start back from the IL, Zac Gallen spun a gem on Tuesday with eight strikeouts over five innings. Gallen allowed just one run, three hits, and didn't walk a single batter. He posted an elite 37% CSW and had a CSW of over 50% on both his four-seam and his curveball, along with a 31% mark on his changeup. His line for the year now is a 3.67 ERA over 34 innings and it's looking like he dodged any sort of serious injury with his elbow a few weeks back.
Patrick Wisdom, Chicago Cubs - Patrick Wisdom continues to hammer the baseball and now has 10 homers over 81 at bats and a .284/.346/.716 slash for the Cubs. He has an absurd 645 hard-hit rate but is striking out nearly 40% of the time, and that's something that's definitely going to need to be brough down if we want to see the batting average sit high. Even if it doesn't, if this power can stick there's a chance that he still sits as a fantasy asset a-la Khris Davis where he was putting up elite power numbers with a low .200's batting average.