Tommy JosephC/1B PHI 6 hours ago
Joseph went 2-for-5 with an RBI on Monday against the Marlins.
The rookie first baseman has been on fire this month, hitting a robust .380. The hot streak has raised his average from .221 all the way to .267. Joseph has 13 home runs and 25 RBI thus far this season, with much of that production coming in July.
Jeremy HellicksonSP PHI 6 hours ago
Hellickson was saddled with a no-decision on Monday, despite shutting out the Marlins over six innings, allowing one hit, walking one, and striking out one.
Hellickson has been fantastic this month, allowing a total of seven earned runs in five starts. The one strikeout was his lowest number of the year, but he clearly didn't need the strikeouts on Monday. The righty now owns a 3.65 ERA and minuscule 1.12 WHIP. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Braves.
Kevin PillarLF/CF TOR 7 hours ago
Pillar went 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI and scored once in Monday's 4-2 win over the Padres.
The center fielder's efforts added five points to his batting average, and gave him a total of 25 doubles on the season, just six shy of his career high from a year ago. If nothing else, Pillar is a role-model for consistency. Outside of a poor May, the 27-year-old has hit in the low .270s while posting nearly identical on-base percentages in April, June and July. Pillar has certainly left something to be desired in a number of areas this season, especially stolen bases, but he's putting together a solid 2016 as it stands. He's still better suited for deeper leagues and daily formats.
Kevin PillarLF/CF TOR 7 hours ago
Pillar went 3-for-4 with an RBI, run scored, and a stolen base on Monday against the Padres.
The three-hit day continues what has been a strong month for the centerfielder, one in which he's hit an even .300. Pillar has offered a little bit of power and speed this season, collecting seven home runs and eight stolen bases thus far. He hasn't quite lived up to the expectations of last season, but he should continue to play every day for the Blue Jays the rest of the season.
Dellin BetancesRP NYY 7 hours ago
Betances will shift back into a setup role following the trade of Aroldis Chapman, Newsday reports.
Slotted behind Chapman and Andrew Miller, Betances had previously been occupying a seventh inning role where he's struck out 85 over 49 innings. His standing may not change much from a fantasy perspective going from the seventh to the eighth, but he'll move up to second on the pecking order for saves behind Miller if the lefty is ever unavailable.
Aaron SanchezP TOR 7 hours ago
Sanchez (11-1) was dealing on Monday, shutting out the Padres over seven innings, allowing three hits, walking two, and striking out seven.
Sanchez has been on a tear of late, allowing a total of eight earned runs over his last seven games. The 24-year-old hasn't lost a game since April and has shown no signs of slowing down. He'll carry a sterling 2.72 ERA into his start Sunday against the Orioles.
Andrew MillerRP NYY 7 hours ago
Miller, as expected, will assume the closer's role following the team's trade of Aroldis Chapman, Newsday reports.
Miller saved 36 games last year in his first season in a full-time closer capacity and logged seven saves at the beginning of 2016 before being bumped back to a setup role. He figures to be one of the league's top ninth-inning options, as the lefty has a terrific 1.45 ERA and 15.4 K/9 over 42 appearances.
Bo SchultzRP TOR 7 hours ago
Schultz allowed two hits, one of which was a two-run homer, in the ninth inning of Monday's 4-2 win over the Padres.
Schultz got the chance to finish the game, but only managed to get one out before turning a non-save situation into closer Roberto Osuna's 21st save of the season. It's never a good look when a reliever takes a day off away from the closer, but it's especially bad when that reliever is one without great job security. Schultz has bounced back-and-forth from Triple-A Buffalo to Toronto all season, and he'll hope Monday's failure doesn't require him to get his passport out again to head south of the border.
Alex DickersonLF/DH SD 7 hours ago
Dickerson went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays.
The outfielder has started each of the past two days, collecting six hits, two home runs, three RBI and four runs scored in the process. Dickerson had been struggling at the dish after the All-Star break, but these two games could be the start of a turnaround for the lefty. He's now hitting .280 with four home runs over 75 Major League at-bats this season.
Colin ReaSP SD 7 hours ago
Rea (5-5) took the loss on Monday, allowing three runs over six innings against the Blue Jays. He allowed five hits, walked four and struck out four.
Monday's start lowered Rea's ERA back below 5.00. The righty has had struggles with control of late, walking 10 and striking out 10 over his last three starts. For the season Rea carries a 4.98 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. He'll take the ball on Sunday against the Reds.