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  • STL Starting Pitcher #84
    Cardinals promoted LHP prospect Cooper Hjerpe to Double-A Springfield.
    Hjerpe, 23, posted a 3.35 ERA and a 56/20 K/BB over 11 starts and 37 2/3 innings. The left-hander underwent elbow surgery last year, so the 22-year-old has been brought along slowly in 2024 to manage his innings and expectations. He could be a part of the St. Louis rotation at this point in 2025.
  • PHI Starting Pitcher
    Phillies RHP prospect George Klassen struck out eight over five hitless innings on Saturday for High-A Jersey Shore.
    Klassen threw 48 of 78 pitches for strikes and allowed just a pair of walks over five nearly flawless frames. The 22-year-old righty is rapidly evolving into one of the top pitching prospects in baseball as he hasn’t skipped a beat since making the leap earlier this month to High-A Jersey Shore, allowing three runs (two earned) with a 13/5 K/BB ratio across nine innings in a pair of starts since June 15. He boasts a sublime 0.96 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 70/17 K/BB ratio across 47 innings (11 starts) this season in his professional debut. He’s a borderline top-10 dynasty pitching prospect at this point and should be rostered in all long-term formats.
  • PHI Shortstop #33
    Edmundo Sosa (elbow) is not in the lineup for Sunday’s showdown against the Diamondbacks.
    It doesn’t come as much of a surprise to see Sosa on the bench following his early exit from Saturday’s game against the Diamondbacks being hit by a pitch on the left elbow. The versatile 28-year-old is day-to-day for now and will probably be ready to return in a couple days, if not sooner.
  • CWS Right Fielder #22
    White Sox optioned OF Oscar Colás to Triple-A Charlotte.
    It’s been a struggle this season for Colás to carve out consistent playing time at the highest level as he’s batted a serviceable .273/.368/.273 with four RBI in 38 plate appearances over 13 games for the White Sox. It’s possible he’ll get more of an extended look once the club moves on from some of their veteran outfielder at the trade deadline in a couple weeks.
  • PHI Starting Pitcher #99
    The Athletic’s Matt Gelb reports the Phillies are placing Taijuan Walker on the 15-day injured list.
    The move isn’t official yet, and it might not happen for a bit as Walker isn’t slated to take the ball until Wednesday’s contest against Detroit. The 31-year-old righty has been dealing with a blister on his right index finger and is going to miss at least one turn through Philadelphia’s rotation.
  • LAD Designated Hitter #17
    Shohei Ohtani homered for the second consecutive contest against his former team during Saturday’s Freeway Series finale, leading the Dodgers to a commanding 7-2 victory over the Angels.
    Ohtani connected for his 23rd round-tripper of the season in the fourth inning of Saturday’s Freeway Series finale against his former organization, launching a gargantuan 459-foot two-run moonshot to right-center field off Angels starter Zach Plesac as part of the Dodgers’ four-run explosion in the frame. The 29-year-old fantasy superstar homered in both games of the two-game set at Dodger Stadium and has gone deep a staggering six times over his last seven contests since June 16. Unreal.
  • LAA Catcher #14
    Logan O’Hoppe slugged a solo homer on Saturday in the Angels’ loss to the Dodgers.
    O’Hoppe was the lone Angels batter to do any damage against Dodgers ace Tyler Glasnow as he connected for a fifth-inning homer in this one. It was his 10th round-tripper of the season. The 24-year-old backstop is quietly emerging as one of the better fantasy catchers as he’s on pace to easily eclipse the 20-homer threshold in his full-season debut after being limited to just 51 games last year due to a shoulder injury.
  • LAD Starting Pitcher #31
    Tyler Glasnow recorded 10 strikeouts and was charged with two runs (one earned) over seven innings on Saturday in a win over the Angels.
    Glasnow took the ball for Saturday’s Freeway Series finale at Dodger Stadium and authored another dominant performance, notching his sixth double-digit strikeout effort in the process. He generated only nine swinging strikes, but threw an astounding 51 of 74 pitches for strikes to finish with a near-elite 36 percent CSW. He gave up only two hits as a fifth-inning solo shot by Logan O’Hoppe accounted for the lone earned run against him in this one. He’s bounced back following a rough outing against the Yankees back on June 9 by completing seven innings in each of his last two starts, while notching 19 strikeouts and allowing just one earned run during that span. He’ll carry a sparkling 2.88 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 135/25 K/BB ratio across 100 innings (16 starts) into a road matchup on Saturday against the Giants.
  • LAA Starting Pitcher #34
    Zach Plesac was crushed for six runs over 3 1/3 innings on Saturday in a loss to the Dodgers.
    Yikes. The Dodgers jumped all over Plesac in the third inning as they struck for four runs in the frame before ultimately chasing him from the contest in the next inning. He surrendered a whopping seven hits, including a pair of homers, and only mustered one strikeout. The 29-year-old righty holds an ugly 8.68 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 2/3 K/BB ratio across 9 1/3 innings (two starts) this season in the majors. He can be ignored in all fantasy formats until further notice.
  • COL Third Baseman #24
    Ryan McMahon went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and a pair of RBI on Saturday, lifting the Rockies to an 8-7 walk-off victory over the Nationals.
    McMahon was at the dish for the conclusion of an instant back-and-forth Coors Field classic which ended in truly bizarre fashion when Nationals reliever Kyle Finnegan committed a pitch clock violation that led to a bases-loaded free pass for McMahon and a walk-off victory for Colorado. The 29-year-old corner infield continued to build his All-Star Game case earlier in this contest by launching a solo homer in the eighth inning to cap off an impressive three-hit effort. He’s batting .280/.354/.486 with 14 homers, 42 RBI and one steal in 286 plate appearances over 75 games so far.
  • WAS Shortstop #5
    CJ Abrams went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBI on Saturday in the Nationals’ loss to the Rockies.
    Abrams socked a majestic fifth-inning solo homer to right field -- his 12th round-tripper of the season -- off Rockies starter Cal Quantrill as part of a three-hit effort. The 23-year-old burgeoning fantasy superstar has notched six hits, including one homer and one steal, in 10 at-bats over two games at Coors Field since returning from a brief absence earlier this week due to a cyst near his left wrist. It certainly doesn’t appear that the lingering issue is going to impact his on-field performance based on what we’ve witnessed over the last few days in Colorado. He holds an impressive .829 OPS with 12 homers and 11 steals through 68 contests this season as he continues to build off last year’s breakout campaign.