After posting an .839 OPS with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Williams hasn't skipped a beat since joining the Phillies. He sports an impressive .309/.347/.603 slash line with four homers, 15 RBI and 10 runs through just 75 plate appearances. Williams is a potential flier to considering if outfield help is needed.
The outfielder has had quite an affinity for the long ball since returning from a seven-game injury absence, homering in each of his three games. The mini hot streak has helped Grichuk to 12 home runs and 35 RBI across 63 games on the year, and while the amount of bombs isn't bad, his lack of RBI, ugly 17:75 BB:K and dismal .222 average leave a lot to be desired.
The young outfielder took a 2-1 offering from Arizona starter Robbie Ray and planted it over the wall in center field. The rest of his day was relatively unspectacular, as he only managed to get on base once after that. Goodwin has struggled at the plate as of late, actually batting under the Mendoza Line over the past week, but thanks to numerous injuries to the Nationals' outfielders this season, he's still firmly supplanted atop the pecking order in center field for now.
Blash was just 1-for-10 going into the finale of this four-game series, but delivered a crucial hit against starter Ty Blach. The outfielder's two-run double put San Diego ahead for good in the fourth inning, and he also came around to score later in the frame. His .242/.377/.452 line should be more than enough to earn regular playing time for the offensively-challenged Padres.
Blackmon was tremendous as usual in setting the table for the offense out of the leadoff spot. He got the scoring started with an RBI single in the third inning before smacking the first of five Colorado home runs in the fifth. The 31-year-old outfielder is already just five short of last season's career-high 29 homers in 45 fewer games played.
The two-hit showing was Conforto's fourth straight, and he now sports a seven-game hitting streak with four homers, seven RBI and five runs. Conforto is up to a .294/.408/.581 slash line with 19 bombs, 52 RBI and 54 runs for the campaign, and he's been starting in center field of late to keep his hot bat in the lineup. The Mets have a crowded outfield, but sitting Conforto is becoming more and more difficult.
It was surprising to see Parra miss two consecutive games given how well he's been hitting as of late, but this injury explains it. The Rockies don't expect him to hit the disabled list, but he should be considered day-to-day for the time being. Carlos Gonzalez will continue to pick up starts in right field until Parra is back in action.
Walker has been a member of four different organizations since the end of last season, and he'll now search for a new landing spot after struggling mightily with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate at Norfolk. The power-hitting outfielder managed just six hits in 67 at-bats and posted a 38.8 strikeout percentage across 18 games. He may have to prove his worth in the Double-A ranks with his next organization before getting another look in the minors' highest level.
Descalso will draw his fourth straight start, mostly as a byproduct of the newly acquired J.D. Martinez still battling a hand injury. Since A.J. Pollock will join Martinez on the bench for rest in the series finale, Descalso will benefit from a move up in the lineup, though it may not improve his DFS outlook much with a tough matchup with the Nats' Stephen Strasburg awaiting him.
It sounds as though Polanco won't be ready to immediately come off the disabled list when eligible. Huntington said that the organization will handle the injury conservatively, given it's the second time in 2017 he's landed on the DL with the same ailment. The GM added it's still early in the process and it wouldn't be inappropriate to list a specific timetable. On the positive side, Huntington is hopeful that Polanco's injury isn't of the "month-to-month" variety.