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Roto Roundup: Danny Espinosa Homers Twice, Brett Lawrie/Brandon Belt Injured, Jordan Lyles Impresses,

This roundup will be an abbreviated version since I had a few other posts I was working on last night.

Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa was the Fantasy Player of the Day yesterday as he went 3-4 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs.

Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez sat out last night's game and may play on Wednesday night in San Francisco, but you never know how he will be when he returns. Will his power be gone? It's very close to being gone already. He's been a major disappointment this year, and I put the curse on him and fantasy owners, as I drafted him 2nd overall in my big NL-only league draft this year.

Blue Jays prospect Brett Lawrie was hit on the wrist with a pitch last night and we are awaiting word on how severe the injury is.

Brandon Belt was hit in the wrist by a pitch, but x-rays came back negative. It remains to be seen how manager Bruce Bochy will use him going forward.

More Roto Roundup after the jump:

The Cubs placed outfielder Alfonso Soriano on the DL and called up Tyler Colvin to replace him on the active roster. Blake Dewitt started in left field last night, but I have to think that he won't be playing much outfield going forward.

Jordan Lyles' first major league start was excellent, as he gave up just one earned run on 5 hits while striking out 4. I have to say I am surprised with his effort last night. He is a must add in keeper leagues and is rosterable in deep mixed leagues.

Nationals outfield prospect Bryce Harper went 2-3 with a walk and 3 SBs last night. ESPN's Keith Law updated his Top 25 prospect list yesterday and said that Harper has been playing some center field in the Hagerstown. He added that if Harper comes up as a center fielder his value would increase tremendously.

Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 2-4 with 2 runs, 2 RBIs and a SB last night. He is now hitting .283-.321-.515 with 5 HRs and 17 RBIs in less than 100 at bats. And he's only 21 years old.

Mets first baseman Ike Davis is having trouble with his injured ankle and will wear a boot for the next 3 weeks, so he won't be doing anything baseball related except maybe keeping his glove loose. I don't see him coming back till after the All Star break. And by that time, the Mets may decide to not rush bringing him back.

I wrote about Indians catcher Carlos Santana in my 2pm post, but he might be coming out of his slump as he went 3-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBIs last night. He upped his triple slash line to .228-.358-.395 with 6 HRs and 24 RBIs.

Phillies starter Cliff Lee has been getting hit around of late and it continued last night as he gave up 6 runs on 10 base runners, striking out 4 and serving up 2 HRs in 5+ innings. Thus far, Lee is just 4-5 with a 3.94 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. He has given up 10 runs and 21 base runners in his last 13+ innings pitched.

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau may have had his best game of the season last night, as he went 2-4 with 2 HRs, 3 runs and 3 RBIs. He is now hitting .247-.299-.371 with 4 HRs and 20 RBIs.

White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 4-5 with a run scored and 3 RBIs last night, and is hitting .290-.351-.452 with 6 HRs and 30 RBIs. He is definitely the better Ramirez playing shortstop this season.