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Max Scherzer, Joey Votto, Jharel Cotton, more!

A look at the fantasy performances from May 4, 2017

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  • Joey Votto and Adam Duvall led the way for the Reds in their 4-2 win over the Pirates. Votto was 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. He is now hitting .270 with 9 HR and 24 RBI. The first baseman also drew a walk and raised his OBP to .375 on the year. Duvall was 2 for 4 with a triple and drove in 2 runs as well. The slugger has 8 bombs on the season with 22 RBI.
  • Max Scherzer was dominant against the Diamondbacks. The Nationals ace pitched 7 innings with 11 strikeouts allowing just 2 hits and 1 run (a solo HR to Jake Lamb). Michael Taylor was 2 for 2 with 2 SB and also drew 2 walks in his 4 total trips to the plate. Taylor has an intriguing power/speed combo but has yet to hit consistently enough in past opportunities. He certainly warrants attention in NL only leagues and deeper leagues for owners needing OF help.
  • Jharel Cotton was solid in a winning decision over the Twins. The Athletics starter went 6 innings giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 9 batters. Cotton had sleeper potential entering the season and the 9 Ks over 6 innings is a step in the right direction for him. Teammate and trendy sleeper Ryon Healy hit his 4th HR of the season during the game. Healy has been playing better as of late but still has just a .236 AVG.
  • The Cubs and Phillies played 13 innings of baseball Thursday as Chicago won 5-4. Cesar Hernandez was 4 for 7 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base. He is hitting .336 with 25 runs scored. Aaron Altherr was 2 for 5 with a steal as well. In limited time, Altherr has a .333 AVG with 3 HR 3 SB 11 RBI and 14 runs scored. He can be a sneaky 5 catergory player if Philadelphia gives him enough playing time.
  • Greg Holland recorded his league leading 12th save of the season in the Rockies 3-2 win over the Padres. He pitched a scoreless 11th inning with 2 Ks. He now has a 1.38 ERA 1.00 WHIP and 15 Ks on the year. Wil Myers was 2 for 4 with a stolen base. Myers is off to a great start, hitting .320 with 7 HR 22 RBI and 3 SB.