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Alek Manoah Sparkles Again, Luis Matos Shows Exit Velocity Isn’t Everything



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Alek Manoah continues his resurgence on the mound, showcasing dominance in his recent outings. Building on his strong performance against the Twins, Manoah has refined his control and command, keeping walks in check and throwing strikes consistently.

Luis Matos, known for his hitting prowess, proves that exit velocity isn’t everything. Despite not boasting elite exit velocities, Matos displays consistent contact and a keen eye at the plate, leading to an impressive weekend with an abundance of RBIs and extra-base hits.

For fantasy baseball managers seeking a replacement at third base, the hot streak of Matt Chapman makes him a viable option. With promising recent performances, Chapman’s versatility and current form could provide a boost in the absence of key players like Max Muncy and Austin Riley.

In the world of pitching, John Means stands out with his impeccable control and newfound effectiveness on the mound. Fully recovered from Tommy John surgery, Means is showcasing his trademark strengths, including a remarkable WHIP and a skill set that minimizes walks while inducing fly balls.

As the MLB season unfolds, Lars Nootbaar’s recent resurgence at the plate captures attention. Despite a slow start, Nootbaar’s underlying metrics suggest a turnaround, with improved expected statistics reflecting his true potential as a power hitter with a patient approach.

Reed Garrett’s emergence in the bullpen adds intrigue to the closer situation for the Mets. With impressive numbers and a recent two-inning save, Garrett presents a compelling option for fantasy baseball managers in search of saves while Edwin Diaz navigates a temporary rough patch.

Joey Ortiz’s consistent production and solid plate discipline highlight his value as a rising star in the league. With multiple position eligibility and strong offensive metrics, Ortiz is a name to watch for managers looking to bolster their roster with a reliable contributor.

Willie Calhoun’s resurgence with the Angels brings renewed optimism for the former Dodgers prospect. Thriving in the cleanup spot, Calhoun’s high contact rate and recent success at the plate position him as a valuable asset for the Angels, showcasing his potential for sustained offensive contributions.

Rachel Adams

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