Anibal Sanchez SP DET 6 hours ago

Sanchez (3-3) took the loss against the Indians on Wednesday, pitching seven innings, allowing four runs on four hits while walking three and striking out seven.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sanchez retired the first nine batters he faced before running into trouble in the fourth. A walk, hit batter and three hits resulted in all four runs he gave up on the day. Aside from that inning, Sanchez was phenomenal and much more efficient than any of his other starts this season. Wednesday marked the first time this year that the righty has thrown six-plus innings. Through his first six starts (30.2 innings), the 32-year-old has some ugly peripherals and isn't pitching up to his normal standards.

Corey Kluber SP CLE 6 hours ago

Kluber (2-3) looked like his old self Wednesday against the Tigers, tossing a complete-game shutout, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kluber turned in a vintage performance Wednesday, creating a wave of groundball outs and sidestepping a handful of jams en route to a 4-0 victory. The righty generated 16 outs via grounders, including a pair of double plays while beating the Tigers for the second time this season. Aside from two bad outings in his first three, Kluber has been his normal self and holds a beautiful 42:7 K:BB through his first six starts (34 innings).

Corey Kluber SP CLE 6 hours ago

Kluber (2-3) looked like his old self Wednesday against the Tigers, tossing a complete-game shutout, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out seven.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kluber turned in a vintage performance Wednesday, creating a wave of groundball outs and sidestepping a handful of jams en route to a 4-0 victory. The righty generated 16 outs via grounders, including a pair of double plays while beating the Tigers for the second time this season. Aside from two bad outings in his first three, Kluber has been his normal self and holds a beautiful 42:7 K:BB through his first six starts (34 innings).

15DAlex Avila C/1B CWS 7 hours ago

Manager Robin Ventura on Wednesday said Avila (hamstring) should begin a rehab assignment this week, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It is unclear how long Avila might need to spend in the minors rehabbing before the Sox activate him, but one would think it would not be more than a few games. Upon return, Avila should re-slot into a timeshare behind the plate with Dioner Navarro.

Carlos Correa SS HOU 13 hours ago

Correa went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, three RBI and a trio of runs scored Wednesday in a 16-4 blowout of the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Since homering three times in the first two games of the season, Correa has proceeded to slump pretty badly -- over a 24-game span prior to Wednesday, he went 19-for-84 (.226) with no homers, just one steal, six RBI and eight runs. Those aren't exactly the superstar stats we were hyped up to expect from him, but it's not surprising to see a 21-year-old embarking on his first full season in the majors hitting some peaks and valleys. With this big game, his average (.276) and OPS (.857) are almost exactly in line with last season's numbers.

Jason Castro C HOU 13 hours ago

Castro hit a two-run homer and a two-run double, drew two walks and scored three runs in five trips to the plate Wednesday against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a terrible 2015, an awful start to 2016 had Castro well off most fantasy radars, but he's been showing signs of life recently. The 28-year-old backstop has homered in consecutive games and hit safely in five straight, going 7-for-15 with a 4:3 BB:K in that span. If you're needy at catcher -- and with the early injuries this season, many are -- he's worth a look.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 13 hours ago

Altuve went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, three RBI and three runs in Wednesday's 16-4 blowout of the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He led off the bottom of the first with a homer, setting the tone for a huge offensive day on the part of the Astros. Altuve's hitting leadoff homers like Rickey Henderson come again, and if his steal totals don't equal Rickey's, well, they're still some of the best you'll see in today's game. There are precious few players who can be considered more valuable fantasy assets.

Brian Dozier 2B MIN 13 hours ago

Dozier went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer Wednesday -- the highlight of the day for the Twins in a 16-4 shellacking at the hands of the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

An early slump had Dozier's batting average dipping into the .100s, but he recovered in a big way during this three-game set against Houston, going 6-for-11. His stats have been pretty remarkably consistent over the last three seasons, so it seems likely that we'll see Dozier belt some more balls out of the yard soon as he continues his course correction.

Phil Hughes SP MIN 13 hours ago

Hughes (1-5) was tagged for six runs on six hits and two walks over just two innings of work in a blowout loss against the Twins on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The bullpen contributed by giving up another 10 runs, but Hughes did all the necessary damage by allowing three runs in each of the first two innings. He's been supremely hittable for years now, and with little upside and plenty of downside on a Twins team that doesn't win too often, Hughes belongs on fantasy waiver wires in the vast majority of leagues.

Mike Fiers SP HOU 13 hours ago

Fiers failed to get the win despite the Astros blowing out the Twins 16-4 on Wednesday, as he lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Perhaps manager A.J. Hinch jumped the gun a little by removing Fiers with two men on and the Astros up by five runs, but hey, it worked out for the team. The 30-year-old righty has seen his strikeout rate fall dramatically this year -- 6.95 K/9 compared to an 8.94 career mark -- but he's also cut his walk rate to by far a career low. Unfortunately, all those extra balls in play have resulted in a ton of hits (43, including eight homers, in 33.2 innings) that have burned Fiers' fantasy owners. Your fantasy pitching staff's got to be in a pretty bad place to be trusting Fiers on an every-start basis.