Lets take a look around the league at the fantasy baseball news and notes for April 4. Positional rankings and ADPs courtesy of NFBC.
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Hernandez launches in leadoff
Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez (2B-20) started Opening Day with a leadoff home run against Reds’ starter Scott Feldman. Before the blast, Hernandez boasted eight total homers for his career.
Treinen claims first save
Newly minted Nationals closer Blake Treinen (RP-40) notched his first save of the season in a 4-2 victory over the Marlins. Treinen, who became a hot waiver wire pick-up when Dusty Baker named him the starter over Koda Glover, faced three batters and struck out two en route to his first save of 2017.
Angels to close by committee
The LA Times is reporting Angel’s manager Mike Scioscia will be employing a “closer by committee” until Huston Street returns. If what Scioscia says is accurate, the Angels will utilize some combination of Cam Bedrosian, Yusmeiro Petit, Bud Norris, Jose Alvarez, and Andrew Bailey.
Dyson flounders in ninth
Rangers closer Sam Dyson (RP-19) surrendered three runs in the ninth in a loss to the Indians. This was just the seventh time in 186 career appearances that Dyson has surrendered three runs or more.
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Santana pitches gem
Twins starter Ervin Santana pitched seven innings of one run ball Monday in a 7-1 route of the Royals. Ervin, 34, is coming off a decent 2016 season in which he posted a 3.38 ERA and managed a 1.219 WHIP. If Santana continues this level of play he might play above his 320 ADP.
Seattle’s Felix Hernandez has been nursing a groin injury, but should be ready to make his next start, according to the Seattle Times.
Newsday is reporting Mets ace Noah Syndergaard will have his second start of the season pushed back from Saturday to Sunday after developing a blister during his Opening Day start.
Cleveland starter Corey Kluber also struggled with blister issues in a shaky start where the Rangers scored five runs in the first three innings, according to MLB.com.
Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (3B-9) will make his season debut Wednesday against the Marlins, according to the Washington Post.