Vasto and fellow left-hander Sam Howard made their major league debuts. It was the first time in club history two players made their debuts in the same game.
Diamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin (6-2, 2.87 ERA) will open a three-game home series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (6-6, 5.66) will start Colorado’s six-game road trip against Philadelphia on Tuesday night.Red Sox beat punchless Orioles 2-0 in 12 innings
A strong effort from Dylan Bundy only gets him a no-decision, as the Red Sox hit two sac flies in the 12th inning for a 2-0 victory.
Marte led off the second inning with his fourth home run of the season off Kyle Freeland and added an RBI single in a three-run sixth.
Freeland (6-6) allowed four runs and struck out eight in six innings for Colorado. The Rockies have lost seven straight at home for the first time since April 23 to May 10, 2016 to fall below .500 for the first time since April 11.
So what’s the takeaway of this alternative look at the fantasy catching world? It’s a bit of a paradox, but I would argue that the second list is the better way to decide which of two players to start in your lineup, even as it may directly contradict the top-10 catcher list in terms of where their potential future value lies in the overall player universe. The reason for this contradiction is, in part, because in narrowing down the player pool to only catchers, we’re using a smaller sample size which means hot/cold streaks will have a bigger impact in the comparison than they would in the overall player universe.
In other words, I’m not planning on trading away Posey for Gattis, because Posey is far more likely to get me more fantasy value for the rest of the season. However, if I have two of this trio on my roster, and all else being equal (for example in terms of matchups and playing time), Gattis might get the call in the short-term because of where the two sit on that more focused check-in.Fantasy baseball forecaster for Week 11: June 11-June 17