Ricky Nolasco Angels
Ricky Nolasco, Los Angeles Angels vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Nolasco is 4-12 with a 5.07 ERA, but has been rock solid in two of his last three home starts. The Phillies are hitting .248 and are averaging 4.09 runs per game.
Season Totals: 93 starts, 30-26, 521.1 IP, 382 Ks, 4.38 ERA (254 earned runs), 1.37 WHIP (531 hits, 184 walks)

Dinelson Lamet
Dinelson Lamet, San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Lamet is 2-2 in his past six starts with a 4.54 in his past six starts, including 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA in his last two home starts. He’s 2-1 at home this year with a 4.30 ERA. Pittsburgh is hitting .248 and averaging 4.26 runs per game.
Season Totals: 91 starts, 29-26, 510 IP, 371 Ks, 4.41 ERA (250 earned runs), 1.38 WHIP (525 hits, 177 walks)

Chad Kuhl
Chad Kuhl, Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres
Kuhl is 3-7 with a 4.92 ERA, but is 2-3 with a 3.96 ERA in road starts. He’s 1-1 in his last five starts with a 3.25 ERA. He was 3-1 with a 2.72 road ERA last year. San Diego is hitting .236 and averaging 3.81.
Season Totals: 90 starts, 29-25, 507 IP, 369 Ks, 4.38 ERA (247 earned runs), 1.37 WHIP (520 hits, 173 walks)

Chris Flexen
Chris Flexen, New York Mets at San Diego Padres
Flexen will make his MLB debut at PETCO. He’s 6-1 with a 1.66 ERA in 48.2 innings for Double-A Binghamton. The Padres are hitting .235 and are averaging 3.79 runs per game.
Season Totals: 89 starts, 29-25, 501 IP, 367 Ks, 4.42 ERA (246 earned runs), 1.37 WHIP (515 hits, 170 walks)

Rafael Devers
This late into the season, it is difficult to get good fantasy players because the best players have already been taken and have likely been helping your opponents defeat your team. Despite all the big names being gone, there are still good value players to take this late in the season, thanks to the late season call-ups. If you are interested in betting on the second half of the season, check out the latest MLB lines for the rest of the season.


The one thing about players in the minor leagues is that it sometimes doesn’t matter how well they play in the league. Some players have dominated their peers in the minor leagues but ended up being busts when they get the call to join the majors. While some don’t look like they will do much in the majors and have gone on to have storied careers.


Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees is a great example. In the minors, he was a towering figure and did very well. In August, the Yankees called him up but he failed to impress in the big leagues. This year, after learning from his experience last season, Judge is one of the best young players in the game, leading his team in homeruns, RBIs, and batting average.


The Boston Red Sox are hoping for similar success to what their rivals got from Judge. The Red Sox called up third baseman Rafael Devers, who is expected to make his big league debut on Tuesday. While there is no such thing as a sure thing, Devers is apparently as close as it gets.


Devers has been one of the top hitters in the minor leagues this year, and is hitting .305 with 20 homeruns in 85 games. Devers, who is 20-years-old, is also one of the youngest players in the minors.


Scott White’s midseason prospect rankings has Devers as the second best prospect, but he actually ended up beating Amed Rosario, the number one ranked prospect to the majors.


Devers always had a sweet swing, but a few years ago, he didn’t have much power. Now, he’s power has improved and he has become the type of prospect fantasy owners go after because he could end up being the next Aaron Judge.


With Devers making his big league debut on Tuesday, watch for fantasy owners to scramble to get him before others do because players like Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Aaron Judge, and Gary Sanchez have made big splashes recently and have given their fantasy owners plenty of points without costing them much.


Will Devers live up to the lofty expectations? It’s honestly way too early to tell. He will likely go through growing pains like most players that get the call up for the first time, but once he has settled into a groove, he could be the next great Red Sox player.


The good news for Devers is he doesn’t have to worry about playing time. The Red Sox released Pablo Sandoval a few weeks ago, and need someone to fill the void at third base. If Devers can prove he belongs in the big leagues, expect him to man third base for the Red Sox for quite some time.

Trevor Williams
Trevor Williams, Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants
Williams is 4-4 with a 4.74 ERA, but is 1-1 in his last seven starts with a 4.28 ERA. He has a 3.00 ERA against the Giants, who are batting .244 and are averaging 3.9 runs per game.
Season Totals: 88 starts, 28-25, 495 IP, 366 Ks, 4.42 ERA (243 earned runs), 1.37 WHIP (507 hits, 170 walks)

Seth Lugo
Seth Lugo, New York Mets at San Diego Padres
Lugo is 4-2 with a 4.05 ERA this year after going 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA last year. San Diego is hitting .235 and averaging 3.78 runs per game.
Season Totals: 88 starts, 28-25, 495 IP, 366 Ks, 4.42 ERA (243 earned runs), 1.37 WHIP (507 hits, 170 walks)

Matt Moore
Matt Moore, San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres
Moore has struggled this year, but he has a 4.20 home ERA. Plus the Padres are hitting .232 and averaging 3.68 runs per game.
Season Totals: 86 starts, 28-25, 485.1 IP, 358 Ks, 4.34 ERA (234 earned runs), 1.36 WHIP (493 hits, 166 walks)

Trevor Cahill
Trevor Cahill, San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants
Cahill is 4-3 with a 3.14 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP, including a win and a 1.35 ERA against the Giants. San Francisco is hitting .243 and averaging 3.89 runs per game.
Season Totals: 85 starts, 27-25, 479.1 IP, 354 Ks, 4.42 ERA (232 earned runs), 1.37 WHIP (489 hits, 165 walks)

barry bonds
It’s always fun to generate and debate lists. We’ll continue with the All-2000 to Present Giants Lineup.
C – Buster Posey
1B – Brandon Belt
2B – Jeff Kent
3B – Pablo Sandoval
SS – Rich Aurilia
RF – Hunter Pence
LF – Barry Bonds
CF – Randy Winn
SP – Madison Bumgarner
SP – Tim Lincecum
SP – Matt Cain
SP – Jason Schmidt
SP – Ryan Vogelsong
Closer – Brian Wilson
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