Roundtable: Deadline Effects

Roundtable: Deadline Effects
In this week's Fantasy Roundtable, the Rotoworld Baseball crew identifies players affected positively and negatively by trade deadline moves.
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Marcus Semien went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Orioles.

Semien broke the game open in the sixth inning, hitting his three-run shot to left-center off of reliever Chaz Roe to send the Athletics' lead to 5-0. It's his second home run in four games, but he's been mediocre offensively overall, batting .245/.292/.382 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI.
Aug 5 - 1:06 AM

Miguel Gonzalez lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs in a loss to the Athletics on Tuesday.

Gonzalez traded zeroes with opposing starter Chris Bassitt for the first four innings, but relented an RBI single to Billy Burns in the fifth. In the sixth, Brett Lawrie hit an RBI triple, and he'd later score on a home run. He gave up five hits overall with three walks and five strikeouts. Gonzalez now has a 4.32 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and an 86/36 K/BB ratio over 114 2/3 innings. He'll take on the Mariners in Seattle next.
Aug 5 - 1:04 AM

Chris Bassitt got the win versus the Orioles on Tuesday after firing seven scoreless innings.

The right-hander scattered five hits and two walks while striking out seven. Bassitt has been fantastic since joining the rotation at the end of June, posting a 2.43 ERA with a 26/5 K/BB ratio in six starts spanning 37 innings. Oddly enough, it's his first win. He'll toe the rubber at home against the Astros in his next start.
Aug 5 - 1:01 AM

Prince Fielder hit his 16th home run of the season as the Rangers beat the Astros 4-3 on Tuesday.

Fielder hit nine homers in May but had hit just five since June 1 prior to Tuesday. The solo homer was his only hit in four at-bats. In his comeback season, the first baseman is batting .329/.398/.502 with 62 RBI and 53 runs scored on the year. His .900 OPS is eighth-best in the AL.
Aug 5 - 12:59 AM

Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.

The dinger was the first for Gomez since being dealt to the Astros as the deadline. He's hitting .348 with four RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base through five games in the American League. Gomez should continue to produce good numbers in the middle of the Astros lineup going forward.
Aug 5 - 12:54 AM

Shawn Tolleson worked out of a jam against the Astros on Tuesday to earn his 20th save of the season.

Tolleson surrendered a leadoff walk and gave up a single to put two runners on with nobody out, but he bounced back to record a groundout and a strikeout before fanning Jose Altuve to end the game. The first-time closer owns a shiny 2.98 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 51/10 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings this year.
Aug 5 - 12:50 AM

Delino DeShields had an RBI triple, scored a run and stole a base in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

DeShields hit a run-scoring triple in the fifth inning, his seventh triple of the season. He also walked and stole his 18th base of the season in the game. The 22-year-old is batting .270/.369/.394 on the year.
Aug 5 - 12:44 AM

Dan Straily allowed four runs over 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

Straily, making his first start since July 8, got through three innings unharmed before allowing four runs over his next 1 2/3 innings. He gave up six hits and walked three in total. With Mike Fiers expected to be ready to take his next turn, it's unclear when Straily will next appear. When he does, it will be with a 5.87 ERA and 1.50 WHIP.
Aug 5 - 12:41 AM
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