Royals' Marten Gasparini: Makes minimal gains in second year at Low-A
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(9/18/2017) Gasparini slashed .227/.274/.355 over 450 plate appearances during his second season with Low-A Lexington in 2017.

The 20-year-old shortstop repeated Low-A after posting a measly .196/.256/.293 line in 2016, but Gasparini's numbers didn't recover much during his second attempt in the South Atlantic League. If one chooses to look at the bright side, the switch-hitting Italian did make noticeable improvements in contact rate and ISO. Unfortunately for Gasparini, he's yet to show much that would help him move up the minor-league ladder.

White Sox's Tim Anderson: Breaks up no-no
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(9/18/2017) Anderson's ninth-inning double broke up Matthew Boyd's no-hit bid in Sunday's 12-0 loss to the Tigers.

Boyd snapped several White Sox's hitting streaks with only Anderson able to extend his to nine games. The 23-year-old shortstop is hitting .465 with five extra-base hits, five RBI and six steals over his streak.

Orioles' Tim Beckham: Belts three-run homer to beat Bombers
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(9/17/2017) Beckham went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer, his 22nd of the year, to lead Baltimore to Sunday's 6-4 victory in the Bronx.

The shortstop's blast in the fourth inning added to his already career-high total this season. Beckham continues to be one of the O's most productive hitters since being acquired from the Rays on July 31, and he now has 10 home runs with his new team. During the campaign's second half, Beckham has emerged as one of the most valuable fantasy shortstops.

Astros' Carlos Correa: Goes deep Sunday
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(9/17/2017) Correa went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Sunday against the Mariners.

All of Houston's runs in this 7-1 win came on the team's four homers, with Correa's seventh-inning blast providing the final margin. Despite suiting up for only 98 games because of a thumb injury, the 2012 first overall pick has 21 long balls, 71 runs scored and 71 RBI. The soon-to-be 23-year-old shortstop projects to be among the best offensive options at his position for the next decade despite playing his home games at the pitcher-friendly Minute Maid Park.

Tigers' Jose Iglesias: Sitting out Sunday
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(9/17/2017) Iglesias is not in the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

Over the last four games Iglesias has picked up just one hit over 14 at bats (.071). He'll get the day off as the Tigers opt to start Dixon Machado at shortstop against a Chicago club that's starting Dylan Covey on the hill.

Indians' Francisco Lindor: Stuffs box score Saturday against Royals
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(9/16/2017) Lindor went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a pair of runs in Saturday's win over the Royals.

Lindor's double in the sixth inning gave him an extra-base hit in 10 straight games -- a club record and four shy of the major league mark of 14, shared by Chipper Jones (2006) and Paul Waner (1927). According to The Associated Press, the Tribe's star is the first shortstop in the Modern Era (since 1900) with an extra-base hit in 10 straight games. Through 146 games, Lindor is hitting .281 with a career-high .852 OPS, while ranking ninth in the AL with 90 runs scored.

Yankees' Didi Gregorius: Collects three hits in Saturday win
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(9/16/2017) Gregorius went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and three runs Saturday against the Orioles.

Gregorius launched his 23rd homer of the season to put the Yankees on the board in the third inning of a home victory. He's now homered in consecutive contests, and although his overall numbers this month haven't been strong, he could be heating up in time to help fantasy owners down the stretch.

Orioles' J.J. Hardy: Receives first start since June
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(9/16/2017) Hardy is in the starting nine for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

Although Hardy was reinstated from the disabled list (wrist) over a week ago, the shortstop hasn't received any playing time since his return to the active roster. The 35-year-old will be back at his typical spot in the field while hitting out of the seventh spot for Saturday's affair. Over the course of the 2017 season, Hardy is slashing .211/.248/.308 with three home runs and 21 RBI in 64 games.

Mariners' Jean Segura: More timely hitting in loss
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(9/16/2017) Segura went 2-for-4 with two RBI from a fielder's choice and a run-scoring single in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Astros. He also doubled.

Segura now has a pair of multi-hit outings in his last three games and four overall thus far in September. The 27-year-old shortstop has also already racked up nine RBI during the month, putting him well on pace to comfortably eclipse the season-best monthly figure of 12 that he managed back in May. While an ankle injury has significantly curtailed his season, Segura has now eclipsed 40 extra-base hits for the second straight campaign and has also swiped at least 20 bases for the fifth consecutive season.

Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts: Four hits Friday
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(9/16/2017) Bogaerts went 4-for-7 with a walk, a hit-by-pitch, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 13-6 extra-inning win over the Rays.

Bogaerts delivered a ninth-inning single to complete a three-run ninth inning, extending the game into extra frames. He appears to be breaking out of the long, extended slump that began in July when he was hit by a pitch on the hand. Over the last six games, he's 10-for-24 with three RBI and eight runs scored. He's also been hit by pitches the last two games, which comes at a time when he's getting over the original hand injury.

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