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30 Fantasy baseball thoughts from Week 4 of MLB action

Boston trades looming?

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AL East

Baltimore Orioles: Dwight Smith Jr (16% owned) with six runs, two home runs, seven RBI’s and a .269 avg over the last seven days.

Boston Red Sox: David Price actually said “if we don’t start playing better Mookie Betts, JD Martinez and even I could get traded”. Wow.

New York Yankees: Prospect Luis Gil has been doing very well at Class A, if you are in a keeper league and he’s available, take a gander at him.

Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays as a team have the second highest BABIP but last year they had the highest so its become the norm.

Toronto Blue Jays: Current speculation is Vladimir Guerrero Jr joins the team on Tuesday

AL Central

Chicago White Sox: Ryan Cordell stepping in for injured David Palka is batting .500 with two runs, two home runs and four RBIs, it’s going to come down to earth but definitely a hot hand.

Cleveland Indians: The Indians are slowing getting their hitters back with Carlos Gonzalez and Jason Kipnis rejoining the team and Francisco Lindor on his way back soon.

Detroit Tigers: Gordon Beckham is 2nd in average exit velocity, right behind Aaron Judge but ahead of Joey Gallo.

Kansas City Royals: As a team, the Royals have 21 steals tied for league leading, personally I am surprised that Billy Hamilton is not leading the team in steals.

Minnesota Twins: The twins bullpens is atrocious blowing another two leads this week and the Twins Chief of Baseball Operations threatened to ruin the upcoming Avengers movie if it was brought up one more time.

AL West

Houston Astros: Nice article on why Ryan Presley is the best reliever since joining the Astros on April 17th, he’s 34th owned.

Los Angeles Angels: The Angels were down 10-2 and rallied back just barely losing 11-10.

Oakland Athletics: Kyler Murray was offered $17MM to stay with the Athletics.

Seattle Mariners: Omar Narvaez (49% owned) - when you are a catcher on the rise and have the 12th most runs in MLB....

Texas Rangers: Delino Deshields (7% owned) with four runs, two RBI’s, three stolen bases and a .308 avg over the last seven days

NL East

Atlanta Braves: Johan Camargo is 4th in the league with swing speed but it doesn’t seem to be translating to his stats very well.

Miami Marlins: How long will Lewis Brinson sit for?

New York Mets:The Mets are currently rocking a .337 BABIP as a team, luck might running out soon in their near future to regress a bit

Philadelphia Phillies: JT Realmuto with 10 RBIs over the last seven days, second most in MLB and really starting to find a comfort in Philadelphia.

Washington Nationals: Howie Kendrick is currently in the top 5 in a number of batted ball stats but most notably he is leading the league in quality contact.

NL Central

Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward is owned in 65% of leagues with a 14run, four home runs, 11 RBI, .353 AVG stat line.

Cincinnati Reds: Leading the league in line drive rate (24.6%)

Milwaukee Brewers: Eric Thames currently leading the league in avg distance on home runs with 293 feet.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Joe Musgrove leads the league at ERA with 0.81.

St. Louis Cardinals: The Cardinals have a FIP of 5.46, second worst in MLB.

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks: Luke Weaver (24% owned) with 11 IP, 17 K, 1.39 ERA and a .88 WHIP over the last seven days.

Colorado Rockies: Brendan Rodgers is batting a respectable .265 AVG with 2 home runs and 11 runs in AAA, I wonder if the Rockies will work to find a spot for him if the team doesn’t have a big bump up in the next 3 weeks.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Julio Urias doesn’t have the best ERA but he now has over 1k per inning in two of his four starts.

San Diego Padres: Chris Paddock is becoming a poor man's Jacob DeGrom. 20 IP, 2.25 ERA 0.81Whip and nary a win to his name.

San Francisco Giants: They have the best defense in MLB right now from a fielder perspective, something to keep in mind against opposing batters.