Wednesday September 17th, 2014

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Pitcher

Chris Sale, White Sox (@ Royals) — Sale was dominant in his last start, tossing eight shutout innings while allowing just two hits and striking out nine in a win over the Athletics. He has surrendered just four runs in his last 27 innings, a stretch covering four starts, and in that same timeframe, Sale has fanned 34 batters. He shut down the Royals the last time he faced them, giving up one run and whiffing eight batters in seven frames.

Infielder

Victor Martinez, Tigers (@ Twins, Kyle Gibson) — Martinez is 7-for-22 with a homer, two doubles and three RBI in his last five games. He's also slashing .379/.438/.672 with four homers in the month of September and has a career .353/.395/.526 line at Target Field with four home runs, eight doubles and 25 RBI.

Outfielder

Carlos Gomez, Brewers (@ Cardinals, Adam Wainwright) — Gomez is hitting .357 with a .950 OPS in the month of September. All things considered, he has done pretty well against Wainwright, hitting .278 with an .850 OPS in 20 plate appearances. A lot of the best outfielders have high projections on Wednesday, Gomez included, but he looks like the best of the bunch.

Other Recommendations

Pitchers

Cole Hamels, Phillies (@ Padres) — Hamels shut down the Marlins his last time out and has a great matchup in San Diego on Wednesday.

Madison Bumgarner, Giants (@ Diamondbacks) — Bumgarner shut out the Dodgers across seven innings in his last start, striking out nine.

Infielders

Buster Posey, Giants (@ Diamondbacks, Andrew Chafin) — Posey is 11-for-26 with two doubles and a homer on his current seven-game hitting streak.

Anthony Rizzo, Cubs (vs. Reds, Daniel Corcino) — Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a homer in his first game back after missing time with a back strain.

Outfielders

Andrew McCutchen, Pirates (vs. Red Sox, Clay Buchholz) — McCutchen took an 0-for-4 on Tuesday but went 7-for-22 with a homer and two doubles in his previous five games.

Corey Dickerson, Rockies (vs. Dodgers, Carlos Frias) — Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a homer on Tuesday, continuing his monster ways at Coors Field this year.

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