2015 Fantasy Baseball

Fantasy Baseball Final: June 27, 2015

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If You Only Read One Thing…

Carlos Correa might be the best shortstop in fantasy baseball for the rest of the season if he continues to hit and steal bases at this pace. Correa was 3-for-5 with a two-run home run on Saturday. It was one of the best innings in baseball of the season for anyone, as he made three spectacular defensive plays recording all three outs in the top of the fifth inning, and then went on to hit his two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull the Astros within one run.

Correa now has 25 hits in his first 83 Major League at-bats, with 11 runs scored, five home runs, 15 runs batted in, four steals, while hitting .301 on the year. He likely won’t be the best hitting shortstop for the rest of the season like I said he could be, but this kid is a definite superstar.

Just As We Expected…

I think many of us expected Clayton Kershaw to fair well against the Marlins, who are without Giancarlo Stanton for the next four to six weeks, in Miami on Saturday, and he did just that. He allowed just one earned run in seven innings of work, striking out nine hitters along the way. Kershaw was unfortunately tagged with the loss, making it three straight outings in a row where he has been the losing pitcher. He continues to have an unfortunate season, but it’s unfair to expect him to pitch like he did in 2014 every year.

But We Didn’t See This Coming…

Yovani Gallardo has been great for the Rangers this season, but he was better than ever in Toronto on Saturday night. He pitched 8.1 innings of scoreless baseball, striking out four batters and allowing just five base runners. Toronto has one of the more potent lineups in baseball and he was able to completely shut them down, and it was even more impressive that it was in the hitters’ park in Toronto. He has a 0.54 ERA in the month of June,= and a sub-three ERA for the entire season.

Saves…

Santiago Casilla, Huston Street, Glen Perkins, Carlos Villanueva, Greg Holland, Dellin Betances, Brad Boxberger, and A.J. Ramos all picked up saves on Saturday night.

Rafael Betancourt got the ball for the Rockies for his chance to pick up his second save on the year, but he gave up the lead and took the loss in San Francisco.

It appears that Brad Boxberger is the guy in Tampa Bay right now, but he could be on a short leash, given the experience they have with their three options at the end of their bullpen with Boxberger, Jake McGee and Kevin Jepsen.

Injury News..

Giancarlo Stanton was diagnosed with a broken wrist and will miss the next four to six weeks.

Bryce Harper continues to sit out to nurse his leg injury that he first hurt on Wednesday the 24th against the Braves.

Andrew McCutchen left the game against the Braves on Saturday after being hit by a pitch on the left elbow from Julio Teheran in the first inning. Expect him to be re-evaluated with more news to come soon.

Hanley Ramirez missed his third straight game for the Red Sox on Saturday while he nurses his hand injury.

Adam Jones would have likely missed his ninth game out of the last 11 for the Orioles if it weren’t for the rainout. They’ll be lucky to get him back in the lineup for either game, or definitely not both games, on Sunday.

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