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Fantasy Baseball: What to know from Tuesday's MLB action

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Important fantasy notes from Tuesday's MLB action

• After Kenley Jansen went on the IL earlier in the day with a recurrence of an irregular heartbeat, A.J. Minter recorded Atlanta’s save Tuesday night. He’s outpitched Will Smith this season, posting a 1.64 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP with a 44:5 K:BB ratio over 33.0 innings. Minter is going to have a ton of fantasy upside while closing for the Braves, and he’s available in 70 percent of Yahoo leagues.

Brandon Woodruff made a successful return Tuesday, recording a 10:0 K:BB ratio over five innings. His fastball and sinker were both up nearly 2 mph, and Woodruff recorded a strong 39% CSW with 17 swing-and-misses, so his arm appears to have benefitted from the month off while dealing with an ankle injury.

Frankie Montas held the Yankees’ MLB-best offense to just two runs over seven innings in New York on Tuesday but fell to 3-8 on the season. Montas has a 3.20 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP this year but has recorded just one win over his last 13 starts. No player in fantasy baseball may benefit more from the trade deadline.

• With Tanner Houck unavailable Tuesday in Toronto, Boston blew a save, with Jordan Romano picking up a win as a result. Romano’s weird splits continued, as he’s now 2-0 with 12 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.70 WHIP at home this season; he’s 0-2 with five saves (three blown), a 7.15 ERA and a 2.03 WHIP on the road.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jordan Romano (68) has better fantasy value at home
Jordan Romano's odd home/road splits can hurt his fantasy value. (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Jakob Junis tossed a bullpen session Tuesday and is getting closer to a return from a strained hamstring. Junis is available in more than 80% of Yahoo leagues despite owning a 2.63 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP and a CSW% that ranks behind only Shane McClanahan, Corbin Burnes, Joe Musgrove, Gerrit Cole, Dylan Cease and Shane Bieber.

Domingo Germán had another impressive rehab outing Tuesday and can be added in deeper fantasy leagues. While the Yankees pitching staff doesn’t exactly have a glaring hole, rotation spots tend to inevitably open for one reason or another (and pitching for New York is a huge help in racking up wins). Germán had impressive peripherals last season and remains available in 98% of Yahoo leagues.

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Luis Arraez had another three hits during Tuesday’s doubleheader and is leading MLB by batting .344 during a season in which the league BA (.242) is the lowest in the history of baseball. Arraez, who went undrafted in most fantasy leagues, is eligible at a whopping four positions, sports a ridiculous 22:33 K:BB ratio this season and looks poised to win the batting title.

Mike Trout clubbed his 23rd homer of the year Tuesday, as his remarkable season continues. The 30-year-old has a career-worst K% yet a career-best wRC+ while sporting the highest launch angle among all hitters in 2022. Even with his real injury risk and without a single stolen base attempt all year, Trout would be a top-five fantasy pick in a draft held today.

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