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Seung Hwan Oh allowed a run on two hits while striking out one in the 10th inning Wednesday to record his 16th save of the season in a 7-6 win over the Phillies.


He's been scored upon in three of his last five appearances, but Oh has still managed to convert six straight save chances dating back to the end of May. The 34-year-old hasn't been as sharp in his second MLB season, but as yet the Cards don't seem inclined to remove him from the closer role.

Michael Wacha didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing five runs (two earned) on nine hits and a walk while striking out three over four innings in an extra-inning win over the Phillies.


A couple of Greg Garcia errors behind him helped soften the blow to Wacha's ERA, but the right-hander still failed to escape the fifth inning for the fifth time in his last six trips to the mound, making him a tough pitcher to rely upon right now in fantasy formats that place a heavy emphasis on wins or quality starts. He'll try to turn things around Monday at home against the Reds.

Mitch Haniger (O, Sea)

Mitch Haniger went 2-for-4 with his sixth homer of the season against the Tigers on Wednesday.


He hit seventh in the order, which isn't ideal slotting, but the Mariners' entire offense is rolling right now. Red hot before getting hurt, Haniger has provided only modest returns since coming off the DL, but he still sports shiny season numbers and is a threat to get hot at any time.

Edwin Diaz gave up a solo homer and a single in the ninth inning Wednesday against Detroit, which was good enough for his 12th save.


Thanks to the Mariners' three-run lead, Diaz was able to be aggressive and shake off the solo homer Ian Kinsler hit off him. Having given up only two runs with an 18:4 K:BB over his last 14.1 innings, Diaz looks safe in the closer role for Seattle.

James Paxton gave up nine hits and four runs (three earned) over 5.1 innings against the Tigers on Wednesday, striking out eight and walking two.


He missed a lot of bats, but Paxton also saw a lot of his pitches get hit, which is why he threw 101 of them in this relatively short outing. After getting off to a red-hot start, Paxton spent most of May on the DL, and he hasn't quite been the same since returning. With his numbers having declined into mediocre territory, this might be a good time to swoop in with a buy-low offer.

Justin Verlander struck out 11 Mariners over 5.2 innings while allowing three runs on four hits and a walk in a no-decision Wednesday.


That line doesn't properly reflect what happened in this outing. Verlander carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, lost it on Jarrod Dyson's bunt hit, and promptly fell apart, ultimately failing to escape the frame. Fortunately, he at least showed better control in this one after walking a dozen batters in his past three outings and 42 in 82 innings to start the year. Verlander's strikeout ability and history of dominance are tantalizing, but his decline in control has been a major liability, as it's resulted in hideous rate stats.

Yasiel Puig (O, LAD)

Yasiel Puig went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk against the Mets on Wednesday.


The talented outfielder is having a strong month of June, hitting an even .300 with four homers, 11 RBI and 10 runs over 18 games. Puig's batting average is lingering at a mere .247, but he's had bad BABIP luck; the power and speed contributions have been strong, so if he can find a way to hit for solid average – something he's been unable to do since his first two years in the league – Puig will make his fantasy owners very happy.

Yasmani Grandal (C, LAD)

Yasmani Grandal smashed a pair of solo homers in four at-bats against the Mets on Wednesday.


The powerful backstop's turned his slugging back on, as he has three homers in the last two games. If he's kicking around on your waiver wire, jump on the train and ride this hot streak.

Rich Hill (4-3) struck out eight Mets over five innings Wednesday, giving up just a single run on four hits and three walks in an 8-2 victory.


The victim of a seven-run smashing in Cleveland his last time out, Hill bounced back in this one, but he again failed to pitch more than five innings. Now nine starts deep into his 2017 campaign, Hill has yet to get a game's 16th out. That's cause for some concern, but the strikeout and ratio ability the veteran lefty showed off last year will keep fantasy owners on the hook for a while yet.

Tyler Pill (0-3) gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks – two of them intentional – over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers. He struck out six.


Called up to make this start, he got burned by a pair of homers, particularly Yasiel Puig's three-run shot in the fourth. A soft-tossing righty, Pill has not been particularly effective in the majors this season. If the Mets can find an alternative to fill a spot in their injury-ravaged rotation, he'll surely be the first to get bumped.

Carlos Correa (S, Hou)

Carlos Correa went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and a pair of runs in Wednesday's win over the A's.


While Correa has yet to even attempt a stolen base this year after breaking double digits in each of the past two seasons, he's doing his finest work yet at the plate. Every component of his .301/.378/.521 slash line represents a career high, and with 14 homers already, he's on pace to blast past his career-best 22 from two seasons ago.

Sean Manaea (6-4) struck out eight while allowing three runs on seven hits and a pair of walks over six innings in Wednesday's home loss to Houston.


After a five-run effort against the Yankees his last time out, Manaea bounced right back with a solid outing, although the result wasn't a favorable one. Still, his 81:28 K:BB over 73.1 innings should have his fantasy owners pleased even if his ERA remains a bit inflated at 4.05. If everyone stays on schedule, Manaea will rematch Mike Fiers and the Astros in Houston on Tuesday.

Mike Fiers (5-2) held the A's to a single run on three hits and three walks while striking out five over six innings in Wednesday's 5-1 victory.


One of the most volatile starting pitchers in recent memory, Fiers has looked the part of a stud at some points and a scrub at others throughout his career, but he's on the upswing right now. The veteran righty has given up two or fewer runs in five straight starts, and he owns a 29:11 K:BB over 31.1 innings in that span. That should be enough to get fantasy owners interested, especially with a rematch against this same tepid A's offense on tap next week.

Francisco Cervelli (C, Pit)

Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said Francisco Cervelli will undergo a "battery of tests" for an ongoing illness, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.


Cervelli has been sidelined multiple times since April due to the recurring illness, so the Pirates are hoping to get a better idea of what the backstop is dealing with. It's unclear when Cervelli will be able to return to action at this point, but Chris Stewart and Elias Diaz should continue to split time behind the dish while he remains out.

Chad Qualls (back) got through a 25-pitch bullpen session Wednesday with no issues, MLB.com reports.


The veteran right-hander landed on the DL earlier in the week due to back spasms, though he appears to be progressing well. Qualls, who said he felt normal during Wednesday's bullpen, believes he'll be ready to return from the disabled list when first eligible next week.

Mark Reynolds (B1, Col)

Mark Reynolds slugged his 18th homer as part of a 2-for-3 effort Wednesday, adding a walk in a 16-5 loss to Arizona.


The outcome wasn't very good for the Rockies, but Reynolds' owners are surely glad to see this, as he'd gone 6-for-29 (.207) without a homer in his prior eight games. An afterthought in most fantasy drafts, he's surprisingly once again one of the most valuable hitters in the league – something that hasn't been the case in quite a long time.

Nick Ahmed went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs against the Rockies on Wednesday.


He got his piece of Arizona's 16-run Coors Field explosion by hitting his first homer since May 31. This was only Ahmed's ninth start among the team's 17 games in June, and he'd been awfully quiet over the prior eight. Most of his numbers are sitting at personal bests right now, but that doesn't mean they do much for fantasy owners except in deep formats.

Hector Santiago (shoulder) tossed three scoreless innings in a minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, MLB.com reports. He struck out two and walked two.


Santiago's velocity was where it should be and he was able to use all of his pitches, so hit's possible his next start will be with the big club if everything checks out. He's expected to fly with the team to Cleveland on Friday, at which point a decision will be made about his next step. The 29-year-old owns a 5.26 ERA and 47:28 K:BB through 65 innings this season (13 appearances, 12 starts).

David Peralta (O, AZ)

David Peralta went 4-for-5 with a walk, an RBI and four runs in Wednesday's 16-5 rout of the Rockies at Coors Field.


Peralta hasn't needed to visit Coors to hit lately, as his last 12 games have seen him go 21-for-45 (.467) with three homers, nine RBI and a spectacular 16 runs. His improved performance against left-handed pitching seems to be keeping him in the lineup more consistently, and the result has been a terrific package for fantasy owners.

Brandon Drury (B2, AZ)

Brandon Drury went 4-for-6 with a double, six RBI and a run in Wednesday's 16-5 win at Colorado.


After going 0-for-4 in the series opener, Drury bounced right back and got a big chunk of the action in this classic Coors Field game. Over his last 10 contests, Drury's gone 16-for-37 (.432) with three homers and 14 RBI, and that hitting in combination with his multi-position eligibility makes him worthy of a roster spot in just about any format.