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Fantasy Player of the Day: Rangers Starter Alexi Ogando

Rangers starter Alexi Ogando ran his record to 5-0 on the season on Monday night but throwing a complete game 5 hit shutout against the Chicago White Sox. Ogando walked 3 and struck out 5 in lowering his ERA to 1.81 with his WHIP sitting at an excellent 0.87.

Ogando has gone at least 6 innings in each of his 9 starts this season, and has given up 2 runs or less in 8 of his 9 starts. He doesn't strike out too many batters as he has struck out just 43 in 59+ innings, but has only walked 14, so he is stingy with the free passes as well. Coming into tonight's start, he had a K rate of 6.57 and a BB rate of 1.95.

Ogando had an extremely high strand rate of 91% coming into his Monday start, and that rate only increased with the shutout. He won't continue to strand 91% of hitters reaching on him, so some regression is to be expected. His 3.87 FIP and 3.75 xFIP show his true skills, so expect some regression going forward.