Dylan Moore crushes a two-run homer in 6-4 win
The Seattle Mariners are becoming a dark horse wild card contender, having pushed their record to 51-44 with a 6-4 win over the Colorado Rockies Tuesday night. Dylan Moore homered in the victory.
Dylan Moore smokes a ball high and deep to left field for a two-run home run, giving the Mariners a 4-2 lead in the top of the 6th inning
With the All-Star break upon us, now is a good time to see who has been a fantasy star in the first half of the season and who has been a disappointment. Owners of Marcus Semien, Jose Altuve, Whit Merrifield and Eduardo Escobar have to be ecstatic with the overall performance of those four players. Semien has been the top-ranked second baseman for most of the season, while Altuve and Merrifield have been in my Tier 1 rankings for more than a month. Meanwhile, Ozzie Albies has rewarded those owners who didn't freak out by his slow start and wanted to dump him. If you are one of those owners who did dump him, you deserve to be laughed at. Albies is now back in the Tier 1 group and playing like the top second baseman he was expected to be this season. Escobar has been a surprise this year, at least for me, as I didn't have him ranked at the start of the year. But when you slug 20 homers and drive in 60 runs in the first half, you deserve to be ranked as a Tier 1 second baseman. For owners of DJ LeMahieu, perhaps your patience with him is finally starting to pay off. Like Albies, LeMahieu had a horrible start to the season and dropped out of the rankings completely. LeMahieu has not had the same rapid turnaround to his season as Alibies has, but he is now ranked among the Top 25 thanks to strong 30-day stretch. Meanwhile, players like Dylan Moore and Cavan Biggio have dropped out of the rankings at some point this season and have yet to return, though Biggio has at least shown signs of life since his early slump and stint on the IL. So, with baseball taking a rest, let's see who is ranked where in this week's rankings.