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Matt Chapman went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a double during Sunday's win over the Mets.


Chapman also homered in Saturday's game, so the youngster's power potential is showing clear signs of translating to the highest level. He now has four homers and a .485 slugging percentage through 75 plate appearances with Oakland. There is intriguing power upside, but Chapman's 34.7 stirkeout percentage and .267 on-base percentage aren't encouraging marks, so expectations should probably remain in check.

Parker Bridwell (4-1) held the Red Sox to two runs on five hits with one walk and three strikeouts over seven innings in Sunday's win.


Bridwell has struck out just 30 batters in 46.2 innings, but that hasn't stopped the 25-year-old right-hander from posting quality starts in five of his first seven major-league starts. He has also stranded an unsustainable 91.1 percent of baserunners, so don't be surprised if Bridwell's 3.09 ERA starts catching up to his 5.27 FIP once that luck runs out. Bridwell's next start is scheduled for Saturday in Toronto.

Sal Romano (2-2) allowed one run on three hits and one walk across six innings in Sunday's win over the Marlins. He struck out seven.


Romano was excellent in this one, throwing 67 percent of his pitches for strikes and setting a career high in punchouts. His 98 pitches and six innings were also personal bests at the big league level, resulting in his first career quality start. Romano had previously posted a bloated 7.50 ERA over 12 innings with the Reds this season, but Sunday's performance showcased what he is capable of on his day. He figures to stick in the rotation for the foreseeable future and will look to build on this outing in Friday's road rematch with the Marlins.

Khris Davis (O, Oak)

Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's win over the Mets.


At this stage of the game, there aren't many surprises with Davis. He's an elite slugger and is already up to 28 homers, 68 RBI and 60 runs. However, his .244 batting average and four stolen bases don't move the needle, so he's still best viewed as feast-or-famine asset. Albeit, a very good one.

Tom Koehler (1-5) allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits and two walks across 5.2 innings in Sunday's loss to the Reds. He struck out two.


Koehler allowed one run through the first three innings before a solo home run in the fourth and a two-run rally in the fifth put him further behind. He attempted to solider through the sixth, but a pair of solo home runs and another base hit chased him from the game with two outs. Koehler has endured a miserable run of form since returning from an injury at the start of the month, posting a 9.87 ERA across 17.1 innings over four starts. His mark for the season sits at 7.92 heading into a home rematch with Cincinnati on Friday.

Luis Valbuena (B1, LAA)

Luis Valbuena went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox.


Valbuena broke a 2-2 tie with his seventh-inning blast off starter Rick Porcello. Four of Valbuena's nine home runs have come since July 3, but his playing time at first base has been usurped of late by the surging C.J. Cron. While the veteran corner infielder still managed to work his way into the lineup by playing third base in this one, don't expect that to be an everyday occurrence unless he significantly improves his .184/.263/.353 line.

Mike Trout (O, LAA)

Mike Trout went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the Red Sox.


Trout has been absolutely tattooing the ball of late with three home runs in the past five games. The soon-to-be 26-year-old would likely be in serious contention for his third AL MVP if he hadn't missed 38 games due to a thumb injury, slashing .328/.450/.719 in 240 plate appearances.

Andrelton Simmons (S, LAA)

Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox.


Simmons took Rick Porcello deep in the fourth inning for his 11th home run of the year. The two-time gold glove winner at shortstop launched 17 long balls back in 2013, but had failed to hit more than seven in any other season until this one. Throw in a career-high .450 slugging percentage that blows his previous best .416 mark out of the water, and it's understandable why Simmons was moved up to third in the batting order for this one.

Jose Leclerc worked around a pair of walks with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning to record his second save of the season Sunday against the Rays.


Staked to a one-run lead, LeClerc walked the tying run into scoring position with two outs but was able to fan Steven Souza to close out a series sweep for the Rangers. He endured a rocky stretch which extended into July, but the youngster has now rattled off four straight scoreless innings, posting a win, a hold and a save during that stretch. The Texas bullpen is still using a committee approach based on matchups and usage, meaning LeClerc could be deployed in some save situations moving forward if he continues to get the job done.

Tyson Ross allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits and four walks across 3.2 innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Sunday. He struck out five.


Ross, who unfortunately allowed a pair of runs in the second inning following a hit by pitch and a catcher's interference, found himself level entering the bottom of the fourth. He struggled again in that frame, however, yielding three more runs as he posted all four of his walks in addition to a pair of hits and three stolen bases allowed. The results have been poor for Ross after a seven-start sample size, with his miserable 27:20 K:BB contributing to an ugly 7.52 ERA over 32.1 innings in that span. He needs to show signs of improvement quickly if he is to hang on to his place in the rotation, with Saturday's start against the Orioles his next chance to do so.

Marcus Semien (S, Oak)

Marcus Semien went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's win over the Mets.


Semien has been limited to just 104 plate appearances this season, and his .209/.337/.326 slash line highlights his struggles. However, he owns the power-speed combo to be a solid fantasy asset moving forward, and the shortstop might be kick-starting a heater with an active four-game hitting streak. He could be a potential upgrade in deeper settings.

Michael Conforto (O, NYM)

Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's loss to Oakland.


The two-hit showing was Conforto's fourth straight, and he now sports a seven-game hitting streak with four homers, seven RBI and five runs. Conforto is up to a .294/.408/.581 slash line with 19 bombs, 52 RBI and 54 runs for the campaign, and he's been starting in center field of late to keep his hot bat in the lineup. The Mets have a crowded outfield, but sitting Conforto is becoming more and more difficult.

Jake Odorizzi allowed three runs on four hits and three walks across four innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Rangers. He struck out five.


Odorizzi gave up a sacrifice fly and a solo home run in the second inning, but he settled down and appeared to have regained control after four frames. He ran into trouble in the fifth, however, yielding a solo shot to Joey Gallo to lead off the inning before walking two consecutive batters and receiving an early hook. Overall it was an underwhelming performance for the right-hander, who continued to struggle with the long ball and threw just 58 percent of his pitches for strikes. His ERA now sits at 4.47 for the season and he will look to get back on track Friday against the Yankees.

Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 16th save of the season during Sunday's win over the Mets.


The veteran has been far from reliable this season with a 3.93 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and five blown saves, but Casilla has a firm grasp on the closer gig. His fantasy ceiling will probably remain low, but as long as he's closing games, Casilla warrants ownership in all settings.

Daniel Norris was pulled from Sunday's rehab start with Triple-A Toledo after re-injuring his groin, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.


Norris was hooked from Sunday's contest after 32 pitches, and now it's clear why. The left-hander will stop his rehab assignment in order to return to Detroit for further medical treatment. It's unclear how severe this setback is, but more information on his status should become available once doctors have a chance to examine him.

Brandon Moss (O, KC)

Brandon Moss went 1-for-3 with a walk-off RBI double and a walk in Sunday's win over the White Sox.


Moss broke a 4-4 tie by driving in the game-winning run off Tyler Clippard with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth. Twenty of the designated hitter's 44 hits this season have gone for extra bases.

Enny Romero was removed from Sunday's contest due to an apparent injury, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.


It's unclear what the issue is or how severe things are, but more information should be revealed once the game concludes. Prior to that, Romero had thrown 29 pitches of scoreless ball across 1.2 innings.

Jose Abreu (B1, ChW)

Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Kansas City.


Abreu drove in the go-ahead run with a fifth-inning double, but a late-inning Royals rally erased that advantage. The Cuban-born slugger is on pace to top his old career high of 35 doubles with 26 in 94 games. He still has a shot at a fourth consecutive season with at least 25 home runs and 100 RBI after accruing 16 and 60, respectively, to date.

J.A. Happ (3-7) allowed seven runs on nine hits and three walks across six innings in Sunday's loss to the Indians. He struck out three.


Happ, who endured a rocky first inning in which he allowed four runs on four hits and a walk, settled down and only gave up one more run over the next four frames. He then tacked on a two-run home run by Michael Brantley before finishing out the sixth and was removed with with 114 pitches under his belt. This poor outing from Happ snapped a streak of seven consecutive starts in which he had allowed three runs or fewer and spiked his ERA back up to 4.13. The left-hander will look to bounce back Friday against the Angels.

Travis Wood surrendered four runs on seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts over 4.2 innings in Sunday's no-decision against the White Sox.


Wood kept Chicago off the board through four innings, but fell apart completely in the fifth. The southpaw was pulled with two outs and a runner on second, with the bullpen adding an extra run to his line by allowing the inherited runner to score. Wood has failed to pitch a full five innings in any of his three starts this season, so expectations should be tempered when he takes the mound Saturday in Boston.