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Best Ball Championship 2010
Best Ball $20 - Fantasy Week 16 | MLB Week 16
  • StandingsExpanded
    DZ Lucky BB35285.5
    Lilguys5167.0
    7OF/5SP 11March BB only 5IF total4962.5
    MY KIDS4663.5
    ltkp104639.0
    Pike N Ale BB 34618.0
    Stretchemlegs114559.5
    LinkinPark4468.5
    Disco Turkeys4029.0
    Wampanoags3630.5
  • Player Notes
    J.P. Crawford Fri Jul 12 8:20am ET

    Seattle Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford enjoyed a successful night at the plate in an 11-0 victory versus the division rival Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. Leading off, Crawford went 3-for-4 with three runs, three RBI and a double and two-run home run. Crawford had one of his best professional seasons in 2023, but that hasn't carried over into 2024 thus far. For the season, Crawford is hitting a weak .212 with eight homers, 31 RBI and five stolen bases in 269 at-bats. Even though he hits atop the Mariners lineup, Crawford doesn't offer much value outside the deepest mixed leagues.

    From RotoBaller

    Marco Luciano Fri Jul 12 8:20am ET

    San Francisco Giants shortstop prospect Marco Luciano went 2-for-5 with a home run on Thursday evening. This was his fourth long ball of the season at Triple-A and second of the month. His two hits also extended his current hitting streak to four games. Luciano struggled at first when he returned to Triple-A on June 11 as he posted a poor .150 AVG in his first 16 games. However, since July 2 he sits with a much-improved .267 AVG. The shortstop is considered one of the top prospects in the San Francisco system and should remain stashed in all keeper and dynasty leagues, as he should return to the major leagues fairly soon.

    From RotoBaller

    Seiya Suzuki Fri Jul 12 8:20am ET

    Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki had a big day in Thursday's victory versus the Baltimore Orioles. Suzuki went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, one triple and three RBI on the evening. The outfielder struggled earlier in the season at the dish, but has turned this on over the last month of the season. Over that span, Suzuki has .265 with five homers, 17 RBI and six stolen bases. The Cubs offense as a whole has been a major disappointment and the recent loss of Cody Bellinger (finger) weakens the lineup even more. Despite that, Suzuki should continue be a valuable member in all formats moving forward. Suzuki will look to keep it going on Friday in a tough matchup versus Sonny Gray and the rival St. Louis Cardinals.

    From RotoBaller

    Yoniel Curet Fri Jul 12 8:10am ET

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitching prospect Yoniel Curet tossed another stellar outing on Thursday evening. He pitched five shutout frames with seven punchouts. He allowed just two hits and four walks. Curet has not allowed an earned run in his past three starts and has been remarkable since surrendering seven earned runs on June 5. Since that outing, the 21-year-old has held a 0.30 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and a 13:38 BB:K ratio. Last summer at High-A the right-hander posted a 4.56 ERA and 1.52 WHIP but now holds a much improved 3.69 ERA and 1.31 WHIP this season that continues to drop. Curet is a budding star within the Rays system and is a name to keep a close eye on when he moves up to Double-A.

    From RotoBaller

    Brock Wilken Fri Jul 12 7:40am ET

    Milwaukee Brewers third base prospect Brock WIlken went 2-for-5 with two long balls on Thursday evening. This performance extended his current hitting streak to three games and was his second and third home runs of the week. Since June 29, the former first-round selection has begun to find his footing in the batter's box with a .256/.396/.590 line with 10 RBI, and an 8:7 BB:K ratio. However, through 60 total games at Double-A this summer, he sits with a mediocre .230/.323/.429 line. The infielder should contend for a major league debut next summer and might earn a small taste of Triple-A in August if he continues to carry this momentum through July.

    From RotoBaller

    Tanner Houck Fri Jul 12 2:30am ET

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Tanner Houck got back on track Thursday, tossing six scoreless frames against the Oakland Athletics on the way to a 7-0 win. Houck limited the A's to two hits and three walks while striking out six. He induced seven whiffs on his slider and four on his splitter, giving him a nice balance. After two subpar outings, fantasy managers will be happy to see Houck look like his early-season self. Although he probably isn't the 1.85 ERA pitcher that we saw through May, Houck should be able to maintain an ERA in the mid three's with a good WHIP and solid strikeout numbers, making him a good fantasy option.

    From RotoBaller

    Cal Raleigh Fri Jul 12 2:20am ET

    Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh had a monster game on Thursday, going 3-for-5 with two homers in an 11-0 rout of the Los Angeles Angels. Raleigh added four RBI and three runs to round out his line. His first homer came in the third inning, when he hit as a lefty. He then turned around to hit from the right side and smashed another homer in the sixth inning. The switch hitter now has four homers in his past three games. Raleigh has done exactly what was expected of him this season, with 19 homers and 59 RBI helping to cloud a dismal .215 AVG. He has also managed to chip in five stolen bases, which are a nice little gift for his fantasy owners. He should continue to be one of the best sources of power from the catcher position, although the steals are sure to dry up.

    From RotoBaller

    Jackson Jobe Fri Jul 12 2:10am ET

    Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Jackson Jobe had another terrific start on Thursday, tossing five scoreless innings with eight punchouts for Double-A Erie. Jobe only allowed two hits but did walk three. The 21-year-old is the number one pitching prospect in the majors according to MLB Pipeline, and he has certainly looked the part this year. Jobe has a 1.77 ERA and 0.90 WHIP with 48 strikeouts in 35 IP in the minors this year. The Tigers likely won't compete this year, and Jobe appears to be on an innings limit after throwing just 79 IP last year, but there is a chance that he gets a call-up in September to get a taste of the big leagues before joining full-time in 2025. It's not the worst idea to stash Jobe in deeper leagues or leagues with NA spots.

    From RotoBaller

    Jazz Chisholm Jr. Fri Jul 12 2:00am ET

    Miami Marlins outfielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Houston Astros. Chisholm scorched the fifth-inning shot at 106 mph, with the ball traveling 397 feet. Jazz had showcased his blend of power and speed all season, smacking 12 homers while swiping 18 bags. He should be able to reach 20 homers and 30 steals by year-end while not hurting fantasy managers in runs, RBI, or AVG. If he were to get traded to a contender, which seems likely, his value would increase even further as his run and RBI potential would increase greatly.

    From RotoBaller

    Justin Steele Fri Jul 12 1:50am ET

    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Justin Steele was excellent on Thursday, throwing seven shutout frames against the Baltimore Orioles in an 8-0 win. Steele allowed just three hits, didn't walk a batter, and struck out four. Even though the punchouts aren't always there for the lefty, he manages to limit hard contact and prevent runs at an elite level. After a tough start to the season where he was seemingly still finding his form after an injury, Steele has seen his ERA dip from 5.68 on May 22 all the way down to its current 2.71. He is proving that last year wasn't a fluke and rewarding fantasy managers who believed in his 2023 season with another brilliant campaign.

    From RotoBaller

    Aaron Nola Fri Jul 12 1:40am ET

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola was solid again on Thursday, throwing six innings of one-run ball and earning the win in a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Nola allowed four hits and two walks while punching out nine. His knuckle-curve was especially impressive in this one, generating 10 whiffs on 29 pitches. The 31-year-old hasn't been dominant lately, but he has done enough to give his team a good chance to win. While he is prone to the occasional blow-up, his overall numbers remain borderline elite. He has an 11-4 record with a 3.38 ERA,1.03 WHIP, and 116 K in 119 IP, giving fantasy managers exactly what they would hope for from Nola.

    From RotoBaller

    Trea Turner Fri Jul 12 1:40am ET

    Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner showed off his power/speed combination on Thursday, going 2-for-4 with a homer and a stolen base in a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Turner added a walk, a run scored, and an RBI to round out a solid overall line. The 31-year-old five-category contributor has been on a bender in July, going 16-for-37 (.432) with 10 runs, six homers, 15 RBI, and two steals in nine games. After a rough 2023, Turner has returned to form as one of the best all-around players in fantasy. He should be viewed as a borderline first-round player again.

    From RotoBaller

    Merrill Kelly Thu Jul 11 11:20pm ET

    Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly (shoulder) and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (shoulder) will both throw bullpen sessions again on Friday. Kelly and Rodriguez also threw bullpens on Tuesday, with it being Kelly's first time throwing off a mound since going on the injured list in mid-April. The 35-year-old is a top-of-the-rotation arm for the D-backs when healthy and was 2-0 with a nice 2.19 ERA and 0.93 WHIP with 21 K's in 24 2/3 innings over his first four stars in 2024 before getting hurt. Kelly should be stashed in all fantasy leagues, even though he may not rejoin the rotation until mid-August. Rodriguez, 31, injured his shoulder back in spring training and had a setback along the way, which is why he has yet to pitch in his first year in Arizona. E-Rod is eligible to come off the 60-day IL on July 26 and should be back before Kelly, barring another setback.

    From RotoBaller

    Juan Soto Thu Jul 11 11:10pm ET

    New York Yankees outfielder Juan Soto (hand) said that his hand is getting better, although it's something he expects he'll have to deal with over the coming weeks. Soto still plans on playing in next week's All-Star game, though. The 25-year-old superstar outfielder also went 2-for-3 with a double, home run and two walks in Thursday's loss to the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays, so his hand can't be bothering him too much. He originally injured his hand back on June 28 but has gone 9-for-36 with two home runs, four RBI and five runs scored since. While it's something to watch, fantasy managers shouldn't be too worried as long as it's not costing him any time or negatively affecting his swing. Soto now has 22 home runs on the season in 91 games and was named to his fourth All-Star team this year in his first season in the Bronx.

    From RotoBaller

    Drew Gilbert Thu Jul 11 10:10pm ET

    New York Mets outfield prospect Drew Gilbert (hamstring) made his first minor-league appearance on Thursday since straining his right hamstring back on April 6. Gilbert played five innings in center field for the Florida Complex League Mets, finishing 0-for-2 with a walk. The 23-year-old center fielder was the key piece to last year's Justin Verlander trade and is New York's No. 3 prospect for 2024, and he should have a decent chance of making his major-league debut when rosters expand in September if he can return to Triple-A Syracuse shortly after the upcoming All-Star break following his rehab assignment. Gilbert had been limited to seven games there this year, going 6-for-25 with a solo home run, but he could eventually become an option for the Mets if they don't opt to add an outfielder ahead of the trade deadline in late July.

    From RotoBaller

    Anthony Rizzo Thu Jul 11 10:00pm ET

    New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (forearm) is still seemingly a ways away from rejoining the team. Manager Aaron Boone said before Thursday's game against the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays that Rizzo was doing some work in the weight room but is "still pretty restricted" following his right forearm fracture. After being placed on the 60-day injured list on June 19, the 34-year-old former All-Star is not eligible to return until mid-August and was batting under the Mendoza Line over his last 30 games before going on the shelf. Rookie Ben Rice has been a decent source of pop and is worth a look in deep fantasy leagues in Rizzo's stead, however, slashing .254/.333/.522 with five home runs, three doubles, and 16 RBI through 78 plate appearances.

    From RotoBaller

    Brandon Nimmo Thu Jul 11 9:50pm ET

    New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo broke the game open in Thursday's series-sweeping win over the division-rival Washington Nationals at Citi Field, adding three more RBI to his recent hot streak. Nimmo cleared the bases with a three-run double in the fifth inning of Thursday's victory over Washington. In 23 games since June 15, the 31-year-old veteran left fielder has been one of fantasy's top players with a .333/.417/.711 triple-slash line, 16 extra-base hits, 30 RBI, 25 runs scored, and three stolen bases in 90 at-bats over this span. A popular 2024 All-Star snub, Nimmo has been one of the most rewarding forward-thinking holds in fantasy with such strong underlying metrics on Baseball Savant all year long despite his slow start to the season. The buy-low window closed long ago.

    From RotoBaller

    Robbie Ray Thu Jul 11 9:50pm ET

    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Robbie Ray (elbow) threw 59 pitches in his eighth minor-league rehab outing, allowing four runs on four hits (two homers) and a walk while striking out five hitters in three innings for Single-A San Jose on Tuesday. Ray will likely make his next start with Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, which could set him up to return as early as the team's second series out of the All-Star break that begins on July 22 against the division-rival Los Angeles Dodgers. The 32-year-old former Cy Young Award winner can miss bats in bunches when healthy and now gets operate from pitcher-friendly Oracle Park, so it makes sense for fantasy managers in competitive leagues to consider stashing him as someone who can bolster rosters down the stretch of the season.

    From RotoBaller

    Spencer Horwitz Thu Jul 11 9:30pm ET

    Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Spencer Horwitz continued his strong play against the hosting San Francisco Giants in Thursday's win, belting his fourth home run of the season. The righty-mashing Horwitz hit a solo homer off Giants right-hander Jordan Hicks to right field on Thursday, extending the Blue Jays' lead to 5-2 in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old on-base machine has provided a spark for the disappointing Jays lineup at the top of the order, and he's now batting a hot .333 (12-for-36) with two long balls, two doubles, and four RBI during 10 games in the month of July. Although Horwitz loses some appeal in fantasy leagues that don't count walks, he could get more consistent playing time if Toronto decides to be sellers ahead of the late-July trade deadline.

    From RotoBaller

    Kevin Gausman Thu Jul 11 9:00pm ET

    Toronto Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman earned a win and a quality start on Thursday in a 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Gausman struck out three while scattering six hits and two runs over seven innings. The veteran moves to 7-8 on the season, with a 4.50 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and 104 strikeouts in 104 innings. With the team scuffling at 43-50, the Blue Jays could look to move Gausman in the weeks leading up to the trade deadline, and solid performances like this will help build his trade value.

    From RotoBaller

  • MLB SCOREBOARD - Thu Jul 11FULL
    FinalRHE
    CLE131
    DET10110
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    WSH060
    NYM791
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    COL131
    CIN8140
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    PIT160
    MIL021
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    TOR5100
    SF371
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    LAD151
    PHI5101
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    CHC8130
    BAL050
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    NYY480
    TB590
    FinalRHE
    OAK040
    BOS7100
    FinalRHE
    MIA3112
    HOU651
    FinalRHE
    SEA11150
    LAA051
    FinalRHE
    ATL050
    ARI160
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