Fantasy Baseball Today: Luke Voit Continues to Succeed, Tyler Mahle on the Rise & More Coming Tuesday

Happy Wednesday everyone! Tuesday’s action was highlighted by some surprising performances from rising players. We had a batter and a pitcher who continued to do the job Tuesday night, based on recent performances, and an extra hitter we’ll talk about. You’ll want to have all three on your radar and it will most likely be worth adding a waiver wire depending on where your list is now.

We’ll dive into all the action on Tuesday, but first, make sure you stay on top of everything from the Fantasy Baseball Today team at CBSSports.com/Fantasy/Baseball. Scott White broke down the latest closer news he needs to know, including what’s going on with the Red Sox’s save situation in his bullpen report he’ll find here. He also took a look at some of the hottest and most talked about pitchers and whether or not you should buy them high or sell them low on your pitcher watch you can find. here. Chris Towers dove into some Ozzie Albies injury replacements and more in the latest waiver cable from him that you can find. here.

And of course, as always, you can follow along to make sure you get the latest episodes of Fantasy Baseball Today right when they’re released on Apple and Spotify.

Luke, I’m your corner infielder.

After a rocky start to the season in his new home, one that included a stint in IL, Padres 1B Lucas Voit looks like it’s finally getting going. On Tuesday, Voit went 2-for-6 with his seventh home run and had 5 RBIs. Since Voit returned from the disabled list on May 10, he has hit .254 with his seven home runs and 26 RBIs. The line boost rate of him is up to 26%. Voit has only 50% of the roster and plays in a lineup that will only improve around him once. fernando tatis Jr. returns to action. Voit is definitely worth picking up to help you in the corner infield, especially in leagues that start at an IC spot.

Let’s go find Lowe

Don’t look now but Rangers 1B Nathaniel Lowe it’s in a heater. He’s another player to monitor and will probably go ahead and pick up if he needs help in the corner box. Lower went 3-for-4 on Tuesday with his eighth home run. He’s got his batting average up to .281 overall now. In his last 18 games, Lowe is hitting .352 with six home runs and a 15% barrel rate. Lowe is included in only 42% of the leagues.

Mahle makes two in a row

For the second straight outing, Red SP Tyler Mahle racked up double-digit strikeouts. In this one, he was even better than last week. Mahle pitched nine scoreless innings against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, allowing just two hits, walking none and striking out 12. Mahle also had 18 swinging strikes, 11 on his fastball, which went up nearly 1 mph in this outing. Mahle has traded his slider for more fastballs and fastballs, and this has been the key to his last two standout outings. Perhaps not coincidentally, Mahle did not walk a batter in this outing, the first time all season that he did not walk a batter.

Goldy Continues Dark Horse’s MVP Campaign

Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt is on an absolute hot streak this season with St. Louis and has played a big factor in their rise to first place in their division. On Tuesday, Goldy racked up three more home runs to bring his total to 16 for the season. He is now on pace for 39 home runs, but that’s not all. Goldy is hitting .349 on the season and it’s finally time to start considering moving him up the rankings, I mean all the way, ahead of Freddie Freeman.

Goldschmidt’s secret ingredient to his late-career resurgence isn’t anything we can pin down, but it helps that he’s racked up a career-high 42% fly ball rate, which aids the power surge.

Check this out: In his last 162 games, Goldy is hitting .333 with 40 home runs, 12 stolen bases, 116 runs and 126 RBIs. Caramba!

News and lineup notes

Every night, the Fantasy Baseball Today team dives into all the MLB happenings, from top players to injuries, trades and more. The podcast is a must listen for any die-hard, if I do say so myself. Tune in to the podcast to hear the FBT crew expand the news and notes below.

  • fernando tatisThe CT scan on her wrist on Monday did not reveal the desired level of healing, so her expected return date was pushed back. He has been limited to running and fielding ground balls but, unfortunately, he remains without a schedule.
  • Max Scherzer will launch a simulated game on Thursday. His oblique injury is reportedly feeling better after a recent PRP injection.
  • jacob degrom he will advance to an “up and down” bullpen session on Friday, but remains without a timeline.
  • Jack Flaherty he will make his season debut Wednesday against the Pirates. He has made two rehab starts, but has only built to 58 pitches.
  • brandon woodruff he was able to throw some breaking balls during a 40-pitch bullpen session Tuesday. Woodruff recently felt numbness in his fingers associated with Raynaud’s syndrome. He said that he has been taking medication and has noticed a daily improvement in his grip on the ball.
  • liam hendricks was placed on the IL with a right forearm strain, which sounds pretty concerning. Kendall Graveman he looks like the next guy and he’s only 15% on the list.
  • Ozzie Albyes he was placed in the 60 day IL with that fractured left foot. A timeline will not be available until a decision regarding surgery is made.
  • Tim Anderson he began a rehab assignment Tuesday and should rejoin the White Sox sometime during his next stay at home, which begins June 20.
  • Pablo Lopez he won’t start Wednesday as originally expected and continues day-to-day with a wrist contusion. The hope is that he will start this weekend against the Mets.
  • chris sale he will throw live batting practice or simulated games during the Red Sox’s home stay through June 22 before potentially heading to a minor league rehab assignment. Pitching coach Dave Bush said, “Ideally, Sale will return as the starter.”
  • freddy peralta he was transferred to the 60-day disabled list, which ensures he will be sidelined during the All-Star break.
  • Juan Soto He was out of the lineup with sore right knee but hopes to return Wednesday.
  • Jeremy Pena he was out of the lineup after suffering a left wrist injury Monday. He is from day to day.
  • Trey Mancini he is dealing with an injury to his right hand and hopes to return in the next 2-3 days.
  • sonny gray he will make his return Wednesday and start against the Mariners.
  • Stephen Strasbourgwho was placed on the 15-day IL on Monday, is dealing with a stress reaction in his ribs.
  • Hyun Jin-ryu he will undergo season-ending surgery to treat UCL damage to his left elbow.

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