Trading Tips: June 24

Trading Tips: June 24
Buying low on Jake Lamb and selling high on Jon Lester are among the trading tips offered by Fred Zinkie this week.
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Matt Boyd struggled over three innings in a loss to the Indians on Sunday, allowing six runs on eight hits.

It’s back-to-back rough starts for Boyd, who has seen his ERA rise from 3.00 at the end of May to the 4.15 he offers now. He allowed eight hits in the loss, and he walked two and struck out five. The 27-year-old southpaw has done a decent job of missing bats -- 69 strikeouts in just-over 82 innings -- but his command leaves a lot to be desired, and he doesn’t get deep into games. Boyd is back on the mound on Saturday for a contest with the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Jun 24 - 4:13 PM

Adam Plutko allowed two runs over six solid innings in a victory over the Tigers on Sunday.

Plutko scattered six hits without putting anyone on via walk, and he struck out four. It’s the best start of the year -- and since he’s a rookie, his career -- for the right-hander, showing the solid command that made him one of the better pitching prospects in the Cleveland system coming into the year. He’s been exceptionally homer prone with nine in his 37 innings, but if he’s able to limit those to solo shots, the damage is (obviously) mitigated. Plutko will take a 4.65 ERA into his next scheduled start, and keep in mind that’s against a homer-heavy club in Oakland on Saturday.
Jun 24 - 4:12 PM

Albert Almore went 3-for-5 with a homer in a loss to the Reds on Sunday.

Almora hit his third homer of the year on Sunday, with this one being a solo shot off of Jackson Stephens. The three hits raise Almora's average to .323, and his .445 slugging percentage shows he's hitting the ball with authority in 2018. Add in his strong defense, and Almora isn't giving up his starting job in center -- at least not in the short term.
Jun 24 - 4:11 PM

Mitch Moreland popped a two-run home run Sunday against the Mariners.

Moreland's blast off of Marco Gonzales in the sixth inning finished off the scoring for the Red Sox. The Boston first baseman was slumping earlier this month but has heated back up, going 12-for-27 at the dish over his last seven contests.
Jun 24 - 4:11 PM

Raisel Iglesias worked a scoreless ninth against the Cubs on Sunday to pick up his 13th save of the season.

The Cubs didn't exactly make Iglesias work hard on Sunday, and he needed just seven pitches -- six strikes -- to pick up the save. The scoreless clean inning lowers his ERA to 2.23, and Iglesias's WHIP also falls to 1.02 with the effort.
Jun 24 - 4:08 PM

Mike Zunino struck out in all three of his plate appearances in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

He wasn't the only one, as Chris Sale piled up 13 whiffs against the Mariners. That said, Zunino has really been fighting it at the plate lately with just one hit over his last six games. He's kept his fantasy value afloat with 11 home runs but is batting just .194/.256/.417 overall.
Jun 24 - 4:07 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in a comeback victory over the Cubs on Sunday.

Votto's double gave the Reds the go-ahead run, and it's the 16th two-bagger of the year for the former MVP. He also walked, and his on-base percentage on the season rises to .433 with his four times on base against Chicago. You'd love to see more power, but it's tough to complain about a .305/.433/.457 line for Votto over 76 games.
Jun 24 - 4:07 PM

Jesse Winker hit a pinch-hit three-run homer to help the Reds to an 8-6 victory over the Cubs on Sunday.

The homer came off a completely ineffective Pedro Strop, and it's the fifth homer on the 2018 season for Winker. The left-handed hitting outfielder has seen his share of ups-and-downs, but that's to be expected from a player in his first full MLB season. His .263 average and .381 slugging percentage leave a lot to be desired, but the .378 on-base percentage speak to his offensive potential. Don't be surprised if Winker is much better in the second-half of the year.
Jun 24 - 4:04 PM
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