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Matt Boyd impresses in major league debut
The Tigers dealt ace starter David Price to the Blue Jays last week and in return they received three pitching prospects, one of which was last night's starter Matt Boyd, who made his third major league start. He dominated the upper minors this season, going 9-2 with a 1.65 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and a 108-27 strikeout to walk rate in 114.2 innings. Yep. That's dominating.
He continued to dominate last night, limiting the Royals to one run on 7 hits, no walks and 2 strikeouts in 7 innings in the Tigers 2-1 win. The win was his first major league win, after two disaster starts in his first two starts with the Blue Jays. He didn't get an out in his last start back on July 2nd, giving up 7 runs on 6 hits, including two home runs, vs the Red Sox, but he bounced back in a big way last night.
He may have a few more disaster starts the rest of the way, but he should have more performances like Wednesday night as well.
The Phillies dealt ace Cole Hamels to the Rangers last week, and one of the prospects they received in return was outfielder Nick Willilams. Last night, Williams made a big impression on his new AA team, going 4-4 with 2 home runs, a double, a walk, 5 run scored and a stolen base, On the season, he is hitting .307-.366-.501 with 15 home runs, 61 runs scored, 48 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 425 plate appearances. He will probably start the 2016 season in AAA and will be just a phone call away from a big league call up. He has improved his strikeout and walk rates as he moved up to AA this season, improving his K% from 29% to 19% this season, and upping his walk rate from 3% to 7%. He will need to continue showing solid plate discipline to earn a call up in 2016. That said, the Phillies will be in no rush to call him up next season, but he should be on the radar of all NL only and mixed leagues where teams can draft prospects.
The Orioles may not make the playoffs this season, but first baseman Chris Davis is doing his part to keep them in the wild card race. Yesterday, he went 2-4 with a home run, 2 runs scored and 4 RBI in the Orioles 7-4 win over the Athletics. He is now hitting .248-.330-.517 with 28 home runs, 57 runs scored and 79 RBI, but with the power comes all the whiffs. He has struck out in 31% of his plate appearances this season, which is actually down from last season, where he K'd 33% of his plate appearances. Over his last 10 games, he has hit 6 home runs and driven in 19 runs. He is on pace for 42 home runs and 120 RBI, and will be a free agent in the offseason, so I have to think there will be several American League teams looking to sign him to DH next season.
Back in the offseason, I told a friend of mine who is a Mets fan that the Mets would give the Nationals a rough time this season, but never did I expect them to actually lead the division at this point in the season. The Mets are riding their excellent pitching staff to the division lead, and last night it was Matt Harvey's turn to pitch well. Harvey shut out the Marlins on 2 hits, no walks and 6 strikeouts over 7 innings in the Mets 8-6 win. The Mets bullpen made the game close by giving up 6 runs after Harvey departed. The win moved Harvey's record to 10-7 with a 2.76 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and a 131-31 strikeout to walk rate in 140 innings. Since giving up 7 runs vs the Giants back on June 9th, Harvey has given up two runs or less in 8 of his last 9 starts.
I have to say I never expected this type of performance from Brewers starter Tyler Jungman after his call up. Last night, he limited the Padres to 2 runs on 6 hits, no walks and 8 strikeout over 7 innings in the Brewers 8-5 win. The win moved his record to 6-3 with a 2.26 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and a solid 61-21 strikeout to walk rate in 71.2 innings at the big league level. He has given up two runs or fewer in 10 of his 11 starts thus far, and appears to be the future ace of the Brewers rotation. He is un-owned in about 37% of leagues right now and should be rostered in all leagues. He is striking out 7.66 batters per nine, limits the walks to around 2.50 per nine, and is inducing ground balls at a near 52% clip, so he has all the skills to be a top 30-40 starter in 2016.
Another starter who is under-owned right now is Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson. Last night, he limited the Phillies to one run on 4 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts in 6 innings in the Dodgers 4-3 win. In addition to the 5 strikeouts, Anderson induced 12 ground ball outs, his bread and butter, so 17 of the 18 outs were via the ground ball or strikeout. The win moved his record to 6-6 with a 3.06 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and a 86-33 in 123.2 innings. Anderson is inducing ground balls at a 66% rate this season to lead the majors, and his hard hit % is a low 25.5% right now. He is owned in just about 24% of leagues right now, so if you need a starter who won't hurt your ratios or ERA, there are worse choices than Anderson.
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