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|7/25/2016||Jarred Cosart, Mia, P|
|Cosart shined in his first start back from Triple-A on Monday. He allowed three hits over five scoreless innings in a 4-0 loss to the Phillies.
Analysis: Cosart was making his first start since April 22 against the Giants. He was roughed up in his first three outings of the season, but seems ready to finish strong in the second half.
|7/25/2016||Jeremy Hellickson, Phi, P|
|Hellickson likely added to his trade value Monday when he allowed one hit over six innings in a 4-0 win over the Marlins.
Analysis: Hellickson has been outstanding of late, going 3-1 with a 1.89 ERA in his last six starts. He could very well be moved before the July 31 trade deadline.
|7/25/2016||Tommy Joseph, Phi, 1B|
|Joseph stayed on a roll Monday when he went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI in the Phillies' 4-0 win over the Marlins.
Analysis: Joseph has taken over the starting first base job by batting .422 with five home runs and 10 RBIs over his last 14 games.
|7/25/2016||Yangervis Solarte, SD, 3B|
|Solarte picked up another hit in Monday's 4-2 loss at Toronto.
Analysis: Solarte has hit safely in 24 of his last 27 games, batting .333 with six home runs, 19 RBIs and 10 doubles during that span.
|7/25/2016||Drew Pomeranz, Bos, P|
|Pomeranz pitched well in his second start with Boston, but Justin Verlander was better in a 4-2 loss to the Tigers. The left-hander allowed two runs and four hits while striking out seven over six innings.
Analysis: Pomeranz, who has a 2.84 ERA on the season, had given up five runs in three innings in his Boston debut.
|7/25/2016||Alex Dickerson, SD, RF|
|Dickerson had three hits, including a home run, for the second straight game Monday.
Analysis: Dickerson is 6 for 9 with two homers and three RBIs in his last two games after he went 15 for 66 (.227) with two homers and 10 RBIs in his first 27.
|7/25/2016||Justin Verlander, Det, P|
|Verlander outdueled Drew Pomeranz on Monday night when he allowed one run over six innings in a 4-2 win over the Red Sox.
Analysis: Verlander has been outstanding of late, going 3-0 with a 1.60 ERA in his last five starts.
|7/25/2016||Jackie Bradley Jr., Bos, CF|
|Bradley finished with two more hits in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Tigers.
Analysis: Bradley has gone 10 for 23 with a homer, three doubles and five RBIs in his last six games.
|7/25/2016||José Iglesias, Det, SS|
|Iglesias hurt his former team Monday, going 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in a 4-2 win over the Red Sox.
Analysis: Iglesias, who began his career with Boston, had been hitting .231 with three extra-base hits and one RBI over his previous 16 games.
|7/25/2016||Trevor Story, Col, SS|
|Story was cooled off in Monday's 3-2 loss at Baltimore, going 0 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts.
Analysis: Story entered Monday 11 for 23 with six homers and 12 RBIs in his previous seven games.
|7/25/2016||Nolan Arenado, Col, 3B|
|Arenado continued to swing a hot bat in Monday's 3-2 loss at Baltimore, hitting his 26th home run.
Analysis: Arenado is 7 for 20 with three homers and six RBIs in his last five games.
|7/25/2016||Álex Rodríguez, NYY, DH|
|Rodriguez was out of the lineup for a third straight game Monday night against the Houston Astros as he remains mired in a slump.
Analysis: Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel has been tough on Rodriguez, but the decision was more to keep Carlos Beltran in the lineup. Beltran has hit .305 this season with 21 home runs and 62 RBIs entering Monday.
|7/25/2016||Matt Wieters, Bal, C|
|Wieters returned to action Monday after missing six games with a foot injury. He went 0 for 4 in a 3-2 win over Colorado.
Analysis: Wieters is 1 for 27 over his last nine games, dropping his average to .246.
|7/25/2016||Alex Bregman, Hou, SS|
|Bregman made his big league debut for the Astros on Monday night against the New York Yankees after flying through the minors. He was drafted No. 2 overall in the 2015 draft and is considered one of the top prospects in baseball by many.
Analysis: Bregman was drafted as a shortstop but has begun to make the transition to playing third base and even left field this season in the minors. He started at third base and batted sixth for the Astros on Monday.
|7/25/2016||Jerome Williams, StL, P|
|Williams had his contract purchased by the Cardinals from Triple-A Memphis on Monday.
Analysis: Williams, 34, was signed to a minor-league contract in June and posted a 5-3 record with a 4.89 ERA in nine starts for the Redbirds. He has spent 10 seasons in the majors since being selected in the first round of the 1999 draft by the San Francisco Giants. Williams owns a career record of 52-66 with a 4.57 ETA in 225 games, including 149 starts. He was 4-12 in 33 games, 21 starts, for Philadelphia last season.
|7/25/2016||Edinson Vólquez, KC, P|
|Volquez had another hard-luck result Sunday, when he held Texas to one run through six innings in a no-decision.
Analysis: Volquez owns a 2.84 ERA over his past five starts but has just one win to show for it, mostly because he's received one run or less of support in four of those assignments. He'll next get a rematch with the Rangers in Arlington on Friday.
|7/25/2016||Kendrys Morales, KC, DH|
|Morales was the Royals' offensive bright spot in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Texas, finishing 3 for 3 with a solo home run.
Analysis: Morales has had an up-and-down season and had been struggling coming into the game, hitting just .163 with no homers and two RBIs over his previous 12 contests. He's 2 for 6 with a homer off Hector Santiago, who'll oppose the Royals in Monday's series opener against the Angels.
|7/25/2016||Sam Dyson, Tex, P|
|Dyson worked a scoreless ninth inning Sunday at Kansas City to register his 20th save.
Analysis: Though he doesn't pick up a lot of strikeouts, Dyson's 2.38 ERA and 20 saves in 22 chances on one of the AL's best teams have made him a highly dependable option at the closer's spot.
|7/25/2016||Rougned Odor, Tex, 2B|
|Odor finished 3 for 3 with a walk in Sunday's win at Kansas City.
Analysis: Odor's power surge has established him as one of the better fantasy second basemen, but lately he's been contributing in the batting average category as well. Over his last 16 games, the 22-year-old is hitting .348 with three homers and 10 RBIs.
|7/25/2016||Wei-Yin Chen, Mia, P|
|The Marlins placed Chen on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a left elbow sprain.
Analysis: Chen is 5-4 with a 4.99 ERA in 19 starts in his first season with Miami after signing a five-year, $80 million deal in January.
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