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30 Fantasy Baseball thoughts from Week 16 of MLB Action

Travis Shaw watch is on!

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AL East

Baltimore Orioles: Did you see the rain outside Camden the other night??

Boston Red Sox: Rafael Devers is batting .400 over the last month, I reiterate I was WAYYYY WRONG about him.

New York Yankees: Terrance Gore has five steals and almost a .300 batting average over his last month despite just seven at-bats. That’s impressive.

Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays have had nine different pitchers get a win over the last 30 days.

Toronto Blue Jays: At this point, I’m guessing the Blue Jays wait until next April to bring up Bo Bichette full time.

AL Central

Chicago White Sox: Eloy Jimenez is on the 10-day IL with ulcer nerve contusion...I hope it’s nothing serious, those elbow injuries are never good.

Cleveland Indians: Jose Ramirez is a top-30 player over the last month.

Detroit Tigers: None of the Detroit pitchers have more than one win over the last month.

Kansas City Royals: Ian Kennedy has eight saves in 30 days and is only 55% owned.

Minnesota Twins: Zach Little has two wins, and no ERA over 10 IP. It’s not sustainable but it’s also very impressive.

AL West

Houston Astros: Rogelio Armenteros, I see you...

Los Angeles Angels: The combined no hitter at the first home game after the Tyler Skaggs passing was special.

Oakland Athletics: The Athletics have won almost 80% of their games since June 17th.

Seattle Mariners: The Mariners might be the most active team at the trade deadline.

Texas Rangers: (PROSPECT UPDATE) Sherten Apostel

NL East

Atlanta Braves: A lot to be said about a team that is jiving...

Miami Marlins: Stalin Castro has a hit in 11 straight games now. San Diego, Atlanta and the Mets are part of that streak.

New York Mets: Tomas Nido, I see you as a catcher and your .290 average over the last month.

Philadelphia Phillies: Maikel Franco is heating up! Maikel Franco is heating up! MAIKEL FRANCO IS HEATING UP!

Washington Nationals: Trea Turner has eight steals in his last 30 days. He’s going to lead the league in steals post All-Star break.

NL Central

Chicago Cubs: Robel Garcia (6% owned) is worth a look in deeper leagues. He’s not playing full time but he’s raking when he does play.

Cincinnati Reds: Scooter Gennett has three hits, two RBIs, and one run over his last 13 at-bats. Calling it now, he will heat up over the next week.

Milwaukee Brewers: Travis Shaw is doing his best Monty Python “I'm not quite dead yet” impersonation at Triple-A with six home runs in 23 days and a near .300 average.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Richard Rodriguez and Michael Felix (less than 2% owned) both have 11-12 IP over the last 30 days with less than a 2.00 ERA.

St. Louis Cardinals: Despite winning seven of their last 11 matchups, the Cardinals don’t really have a top-150 player over the last 30 days. I think Paul Goldschmidt will start to excel...starting...now....now?....

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks: Christian Walker is a top-60 batter over the last 30 days. He is going to be incredibly streaky as a fantasy player.

Colorado Rockies: Donovan Solano goes one triple short of a cycle and he definitely has my attention. He is now bating .390 over the last 30 days.

Los Angeles Dodgers: I know many feared Kershaw due to injury concerns earlier this year, but I think he has at least two more years of elite pitching ahead of him.

San Diego Padres: Chris Paddock has allowed two earned runs in his last 19 innings pitched. I know this sounds crazy but I'm still not 100% sold on his dynasty value (aka his sustainability of this pace next year).

San Francisco Giants: