Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two walks in the, 12-6, loss to the Red Sox on Thursday.
Insight: Bautista singled in two runs in the second, but Toronto didn't have a chance in this one because their starter allowed eight runs in the first frame. Baustista is hitting .246 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI in 248 at-bats this year.
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured right wrist.
Insight: Springer was hit on the right wrist by Edinson Volquez. He was batting .264 with 13 homers, 29 RBI, 43 runs and 14 steals after an excellent June (.321, 6 HR, 12 RBI, 19 runs, 2 SB, .905 OPS). Expect about a six week stay on the DL.
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is 9-for-26 (.346) with three homers and eight RBI against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta.
Insight: Most of the matchups were when both players resided in the AL East, but it's still a nice matchup for Granderson. granderson has been hot over the past two weeks, batting .341 with five homers and a 1.159 OPS and should be ready to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer is doubtful for Friday's game against Boston
Insight: Springer was hit on the right wrist by Edinson Volquez and most expect he'll need a stint on the disabled list. He is batting .264 with 13 homers, 29 RBI, 43 runs and 14 steals after an excellent June (.321, 6 HR, 12 RBI, 19 runs, 2 SB, .905 OPS).
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has proven his worth to owners in 2015.
Insight: There were a ton of questions with Braun entering the season, but he is currently a top-30 option. Braun is now at the 50-RBI mark, and he is on pace to finish the yea with 30 homers and 100 RBI.
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun hit a home run in the, 4-2, victory over the Mariners on Saturday.
Insight: Calhoun hit a two-run bomb in the first inning as Los Angeles took a, 2-0, lead. Calhoun was 1-for-4 in the game, and is now hitting .258 with seven home runs and 34 RBI in 275 at-bats this season.
Description: If Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf gets a chance to play Saturday, fantasy owners should put him in the lineup as he's a career .350 hitter (7-for-20) with a pair of homers against Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: There are two things playing against him on Saturday. The first is weather which is likely force a postponment and the second is that he's started just two games all month. Update: One hurdle crossed, Ruf is in the starting lineup.
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has a broken bone in his hand, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Insight: This is a disaster for Miami fans and fantasy owers if true. He is hitting .268 with 27 homers, 67 RBI, 47 runs and a .952 OPS. It's too early for a timetable, but it's likely to be multiple weeks as the best case scenario.
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is on a tear this week, but faced a historically bad matchup on Thursday.
Insight: This is one of those really tough decisions. The streaky Bruce is batting .364 over the past two weeks with a 1.110 OPS, but he's just 3-for-31 with 11 strikeouts against Pirates starter A.J. Burnett. When Bruce gets hot he usually hits anything, so I give the edge to the hitter, slightly, in this one.
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce was 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in the, 7-6, loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.
Insight: Bruce had two RBI in the first four innings as the Reds jumped out over the Pirates, 4-0, but Pittsburgh responded with seven runs in the fourth. Bruce hit a solo homer in the sixth to bring Cincinnati within a run, but that was it for the scoring. Bruce is batting .237 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI in 236 at-bats this season.
Description: Orioles outfielder David Lough hit a three-run homer in the, 6-4, victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Lough hit his bomb in the second as Baltimore jumped out to a, 4-0, lead. Lough, however, is not fantasy relevant as he is hitting .226 with four home runs and 12 RBI in 84 at-bats this season.
Description: Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki left Saturday's game with a foot injury and didn't play Sunday, but is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against San Diego.
Insight: Aoki was hit by a pitch, and while he ran the bases, he could not make his way out to play in the field. He hopes to return Tuesday. He's quietly put together a solid season, batting .317 with two homers, 19 RBI, 33 runs and 12 steals.
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista was 1-for-4 with a home run in the, 8-5, victory over the Rays on Monday.
Insight: Bautista hit a solo home run in the sixth to give the Blue Jays a, 4-3, lead. Toronto would not trail again in the game. Bautista is hitting .260 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI in 219 at-bats this season.
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter is a career .327 hitter (17-for-52) with four home runs versus White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: Hunter is batting .261 with 18 extra-base hits and 36 RBI. He's an excellent influence in the clubhouse, which helps the Twins, but doesn't change his value for fantasy owners. This matchup, however, could help fantasy owners.
Description: Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki left Saturday's game with a foot injury and wasn't in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Aoki was hit by a pitch, and while he ran the bases, he could not make his way out to play in the field. He hopes to return Tuesday, but might even be able to pinch hit Sunday night if needed.
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce slammed his 11th home run of the season to extend a modest hitting streak to five games.
Insight: In case you haven't been paying attention, the streaky Bruce has been warming up with the weather. He's batting .288 over the past 14 games with three homers and a .920 OPS. Time to start using him in your lineup again.
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco left Friday night's game after running into a wall.
Insight: Polanco appeared to injury a knee which was being iced after the game. Call him questionable for Saturday and day-to-day. Polanco is batting .247 with three homers, 17 RBI, 35 runs scored and 17 steals.
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran hit the game-winning two-run home run in the seventh to lift New York over the Miami Marlins on Thursday.
Insight: New York tacked on several insurance runs after Beltran's blast, so they won, 9-4, but Beltran hit his home run in a, 3-3, tie. He was 1-for-3 in the game, and is hitting .250 with five homers and 26 RBI in 204 at-bats this year.
Description: Astros outfielder Preston Tucker was 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in the, 8-4, victory over the Rockies on Thursday.
Insight: Tucker homered in the first to begin the game. Then, he picked up an RBI on a groundout in the third and another on a double in the fifth. Tucker is hitting .267 with four home runs, 10 doubles and 15 RBI in 105 at-bats this year.