Yuli Gurriel
Astros' Yulieski Gurriel: Hits 13th homer of campaign Saturday
Yuli Gurriel, 1B, HOU
7/22/2017
News: Gurriel went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Orioles.

Gurriel's 13th blast of the year started a five-run rally in the sixth inning that led the Astros to a victory. He's homered in consecutive games and he continues to provide fantasy owners with an excellent .298 batting average along with a .502 slugging percentage.

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Jose Abreu
White Sox's Jose Abreu: Takes grounders at third base
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW
7/22/2017
News: Abreu took grounders at third base prior to Saturday's game against the Royals, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

According to Merkin, Abreu looked very fluid at third base, but this would still be a pretty big change if the White Sox end up actually trying him at the hot corner in game action. He has only ever played first base or DH in the big leagues, and would likely have well below-average range at third base. It's also not like the White Sox are blocking some stud first baseman when they play Abreu at first base, so it's hard to see the logic behind giving Abreu starts across the diamond. Nonetheless, if he does somehow add third base eligibility in certain formats, his value would see a slight bump heading into next season.

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Justin Smoak
Blue Jays' Justin Smoak: Homers in loss
Justin Smoak, 1B, TOR
7/22/2017
News: Smoak went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Saturday's loss to Cleveland.

Smoak homered off Andrew Miller for Toronto's only run of the game. The first baseman has been one of the lone bright spots for the Blue Jays and is now up to a .302/.377/.598 slash line with 27 homers, 64 RBI and 55 runs. It's taken a long time for the 30-year-old to live up to the hype that accompanied him moving through the minors, but fantasy owners that took a leap of faith on the post-hype slugger have been rewarded with a monster showing.

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Wil Myers
Padres' Wil Myers: Blasts 19th bomb of year Saturday
Wil Myers, 1B, SD
7/22/2017
News: Myers went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Saturday against the Giants.

Myers smashed his 19th homer of the season off Matt Moore to tie the game at one apiece in a game the Padres would eventually lose. His power is his greatest asset to fantasy managers while his .252 batting average leaves much to be desired.

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Matt Adams
Braves' Matt Adams: Out again versus lefty
Matt Adams, 1B, ATL
7/22/2017
News: Adams is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

The Braves have faced four southpaws this week, and Adams has been on the bench for all four games. Adams is crushing right-handed pitching to the tune of a .318/.368/.589 line, but it looks like he will remain heavily shielded from lefties, especially with Sean Rodriguez back on the active roster.

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Paul Goldschmidt
Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt: Gets day off Saturday
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI
7/22/2017
News: Goldschmidt is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals.

Daniel Descalso will take over at first base and Chris Iannetta will bat cleanup with Goldschmidt getting the day off. There's no indication of a possible injury for Goldschmidt, so this is likely just a routine rest day after he racked up eight strikeouts in his last three games. Look for Goldschmidt to draw back in for Sunday's series finale against Stephen Strasburg.

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Luis Valbuena
Angels' Luis Valbuena: Sits against lefty again Saturday
Luis Valbuena, 1B, LAA
7/22/2017
News: Valbuena is not in the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.

For the second night in a row, the Red Sox have a left-handed starter taking the hill (David Price). As a result, Valbuena will head to the bench again, allowing C.J. Cron to log another start at first base in his place.

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Miguel Cabrera
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Remains out Saturday
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET
7/22/2017
News: Cabrera (collarbone) is not in the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Shane Jackson of MLB.com reports.

Despite the fact that X-rays on Miggy's collarbone came back negative, the Tigers will hold him out another day to ensure they don't aggravate the injury further. Andrew Romine will log a start at first base in his place.

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Eric Hosmer
Royals' Eric Hosmer: Returns to team Saturday
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC
7/22/2017
News: Hosmer (personal) is back in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Hosmer was away from the team Friday night in order to attend to a family matter, but it seems like he got everything resolved and is ready to get back in action again. He'll resume his normal spot in the lineup, batting cleanup and playing first base.

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Lucas Duda
Mets' Lucas Duda: On bench against lefty
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM
7/22/2017
News: Duda is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the A's.

With lefty Sean Manaea taking the hill for Oakland, Duda will head to the bench in favor of T.J. Rivera at first base. Duda has hit safely in seven of eight games since the All-Star break, but he's batting just .196 with a .255 OBP against left-handed pitching for the season. He's a free agent after this year and could be moved prior to the trade deadline.

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