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  • CLE Starting Pitcher #59
    The game has been rescheduled as a split doubleheader on Saturday, April 13. Carlos Carrasco and Clarke Schmidt were the probable starters for Friday’s matchup and will likely be the starters for the first game of the doubleheader.
  • BOS Third Baseman #29
    The 28-year-old will either be replacing Rafael Devers or Romy Gonzalez, with both of them having a chance at landing on the injured list prior to Friday’s series opener against the Angels. If it is Devers, it’s a tough blow for fantasy managers as the the third baseman was a projected second-round pick in fantasy drafts this spring and has got off to a slow start.
  • CWS Starting Pitcher #38
    Abbott will head down to Triple-A Charlotte. The 28-year-old righty was released from the Mariners last week after he didn’t make the 40-man roster. He’ll continue develop at the minor league level where he had a career 5.51 ERA in 41 career starts at the Triple-A level.
  • TB Relief Pitcher #40
    The 30-year-old has appeared in 30 major-league games, and hasn’t made a start in almost five years. Waguespack has been operating as a reliever in the early portion of the season for the Rays and in his three appearances, he’s allowed six earned runs in six innings pitched. He has a career 4.13 ERA, 1.35 WHIP with a 50/25 K/BB ratio across 65 1/3 innings as a starter.
  • TB Third Baseman
    Taylor doubled twice while also driving in a run and scoring one himself. The 2023 first-round pick has impressed over the first five games of the year with a slash of .421/.560/.579 slash with three extra-base hits and five steals. Taylor doesn’t have a standout tool, but everything projects above-average for the 21-year-old. There are some questions about where he’ll play defensively, but even if he plays third base instead of shortstop, there’s fantasy upside in Taylor’s left-handed bat.
  • SF Starting Pitcher
    Another rough outing for Whisenhunt, as this one comes after he gave up six runs (five earned) over 3 2/3 last Friday. The southpaw has struck out 11 in eight innings, but the 13.50 ERA over those frames is a little more indicative of how he’s pitched. There’s no reason for long-term panic, however, as Whisenhunt is a southaw with one of the best change-ups you’ll see from a prospect — or just pitchers regardless of levels — and a fastball that can get up to 97 mph. He’ll obviously need to pitch better to do so, but this is absolutely a pitcher that could help fantasy rosters by the end of 2024.
  • OAK Shortstop
    Wilson also hit a double and drove in six RBI. It’s the first homer and first two steals for the shortstop, but he’s slashed .409/.435/.591 in the first five games of the season, so obviously this isn’t the first big game of the year. Wilson has one of the best hit tools in the minors thanks to his ability to make hard contact all over, but he’s not bereft of power, and he should be able to stay up the middle for good measure. Wilson could be one of the first members of the 2023 draft class to reach the majors, and there’s certainly fantasy upside in his right-handed bat.
  • PHI Third Baseman
    Miller’s homer is the first of the 2024 campaign, and the steal is already the fifth. The 2023 first-round pick has shown off his impressive tools in the early portion of the season, and while there’s a long way to go, he has a chance to be above-average or better across the board. Miller is someone who must be rostered in dynasty formats, even if you’re unlikely to see him in the majors until 2026 at the earliest.
  • NYM Shortstop #70
    Williams also drove in a run and came around to score. The 20-year-old is hitting just .238 over the first five games of the year, but he’s had multi-hit games in two of the last three contests. Williams is an excellent athlete who doesn’t project to have elite power, but his speed gives him a chance to turn singles into doubles, so on and so forth. It wouldn’t be a huge upset if he finished the year with the Mets, but the more likely ETA is the summer of 2025.
  • MIL Starting Pitcher #93
    Misiorowski allowed three hits, and he walked three to go along with four strikeouts. The right-hander struggled in his first start of the year, and while he wasn’t able to go deep Thursday, it’s a nice improvement for one of the most talented right-handers in the minors. Misiorowski has two plus-plus pitches in his fastball and slider along with a well above-average curve, and the only thing that could keep him from becoming a starter at the highest level is inconsistent strike-throwing. He could be lights out in the bullpen, but the Brewers will give the 22-year-old every chance to start. The ceiling competes with anyone.

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