Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo was 1-for-2 with two walks and a home run in the, 4-3, loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Insight: Trumbo hit his home run in the fourth to score the first Arizona run of the night. The Diamondbacks actually took the lead, 3-2, but the Cardinals scored two runs in the ninth to win. Trumbo is hitting .265 with eight home runs and 22 RBI in 151 at-bats this season.
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run of the season as he went deep against Jon Lester and the Cubs on Wednesday.
Insight: Harper was 1-for-3 with two walks in the game. His homer in the sixth put the Nationals ahead by two and they won, 3-0. Harper has been unbelievable this month, hitting slashing .377/.495/.922 with 12 home runs and 27 RBI in 77 at-bats. His OPS in May is an unheard of 1.417. He is the hottest player in the league.
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the, 3-2, victory over the Athletics on Wednesday.
Insight: Cespedes hit his homer in the fifth and the three runs was enough to win. Cespedes was 2-for-3 with a walk, three RBI and one run in the game. He is hitting .291 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 182 at-bats this season.
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich finally has his batting average over the Mendoza Line.
Insight: Yelich has gone 6-for-16 in the last four games to raise his batting average from .178 to .208. He was 2-for-4 on Tuesday against the Pirates. Yelich also has one home run, seven RBI and six runs in 106 at-bats this season.
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Hamilton will make his 2015 debut today against Cleveland, playing left field and batting fifth. It's been a few years since Hamilton was a fantasy stud, but he could still be a solid fantasy option in an improving Rangers lineup.
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was a late scratch on Sunday against the Royals, but is back in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Holliday took a pitch on the arm Saturday and was held out of Sunday's game as a precaution. he's having an excellent season, batting .314 with 23 RBI and an .876 OPS. As long as you don't expect him to be the 30 HR guy he was when he was younger, Holliday's numbers will satisfy fantasy owners.
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is back in the starting lineup against the Phillies.
Insight: Duda tweaked his hamstring on Saturday and sat out Sunday. he's batting .293 with five homers and 19 RBI. Fantasy owners were looking for a bit more power, but he still has plenty of time to match last season's home run total.
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is just 1-for-10 versus Rays starter Jake Odorizzi.
Insight: Cruz was 3-for-12 with a home run in the last series against Toronto, so he's still one of the hottest hitters in the game, but this is a poor matchup. He's batting .343 with 17 HR, -34 RBI and a 1.100 OPS this season.
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is not in the lineup against the Giants on Sunday.
Insight: Gonzalez played both game of the rain-filled doubleheaders on Saturday, so Gonzalez will get the day off on Sunday. He is also just hitting just .190 in his career against Giants starter Tim Hudson. Gonzalez is hitting .206 with four home runs, 13 RBI and 17 runs in 141 at-bats this season.
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the, 3-2, rain-shortened victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.
Insight: Gordon hit his home run in the second inning. The umpires called the game after five and a half innings. Gordon was 1-for-1 with a walk in the shortened game. He is hitting .271 with five home runs and 23 RBI this season.
Description: Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo was 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, three runs and a walk in the, 15-4, victory over the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: Choo started the scoring in the third inning with an RBI-single and ended it that inning as well with a three-run homer. Texas brought 14 hitters to the plate and scored 10 runs in the frame. Choo is hitting .238 with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 147 at-bats this season.
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Trumbo has a hit in four straight games, but he will get the day off. In his last day off, Trumbo did pinch hit, so it is still possible he gets an at-bat. Trumbo is hitting .280 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 125 at-bats this season.
Description: Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is not in the lineup against the Orioles on Wednesday.
Insight: It appears to be a regular day off for the outfielders. Ackley is hitting just .186 with three home runs and seven RBI this season, so perhaps manager Llyod McClendon wanted to just give Ackley a day away from things.
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is out of the starting linup once again on Monday.
Insight: Dickerson has plantar fascilitis, which has been causing him issues since Saturday. Dickerson did pinch hit on Sunday, so he might be able to do that again Monday. There is no indication yet if Dickerson will have to go on the disabled list or not. Charlie Blackmon will move to left field while Drew Stubbs is starting in center.
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in the lineup on Monday versus the Brewers.
Insight: Cespedes hurt his thumb on Saturday, but he did play on Sunday, so it is unclear at the moment if Cespedes is out due to injury or just normal rest. He is slashing .282/.299/.483 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 149 at-bats this season.
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is just 4-for-20 in his career against Red Sox starter Rick Porcello.
Insight: That's good for a .182 average. He also has six strikeouts and two RBI against Porcello. Owners might be able to avoid Cruz in daily leagues on Saturday, but it is going to hard to sit a man in standard leagues who is slashing .358/.409/.730 with 15 home runs and 30 RBI.
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper had another big game on Friday in San Diego.
Insight: Harper was 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in the, 10-0, victory. He has 17 hits in his last nine games, so he is the definition of hot. Harper also has eight home runs during that span. He leads the National League with 13 homers.
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was 3-for-5 with a solo home run, three RBI and two runs as Detroit beat St. Louis, 10-4.
Insight: Cespedes opened up the scoring for Detroit with his solo bomb in the second. He then drove in two more on a double in the ninth. Cespedes is hitting .279 with five home runs and 22 RBI in his first season with the Tigers.
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley was 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in the, 8-3, victory over the Rangers on Friday.
Insight: Brantley was dealing with a back injury in April, but he is hitting his stride now. Brantley has a hit in nine of his last 10 games. He is slashing .349/.427/.560 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 109 at-bats this season.
Description: It is officially safe to put Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo back in your fantasy lineup.
Insight: Choo went 3-for-4 on Thursday to record his fourth straight multi-hit game. Choo also had a hit in every game in the month of May. After hitting a historically bad .096 in April, Choo is batting .345 in May. He is slashing .243/.331/.459 with five home runs, 16 RBI and 11 runs in 111 at-bats this season.
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley was 1-for-3 with a solo bomb in the, 2-1, loss to the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Obviously, Brantley accounted for the only Cleveland run. He hit the home run in the sixth to give the Indians the lead, but the Indians bullpen yielded a two-run homer to Matt Carpenter in the eighth. Brantley is hitting .330 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 106 at-bats this season.
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has a left elbow contusion due to taking a pitch from Corey Kluber during his first at-bat.
Insight: Kluber went on to only allow one hit and strike out 18 in his eight innings, so perhaps it was better Holliday ended up missing the game, and he was still able to extend his on-base streak to 31 games. The contusion isn't serious. Consider Holliday day-to-day.
Description: Umpires ejected Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper during Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Harper checked his swing to end an at-bat in the seventh inning, but it was called a strike. He let the umpire know about his displeasure, so he hit the showers early. Harper finished 1-for-3 with a steal.