Happy Tuesday, everyone! Oh how nice it must be right now to be a New York Yankees fan. They got the job done again on Monday evening with their 10th consecutive victory. The Yankees are finding different ways to win -- without as much of a reliance on the mashing -- and so far they've been one of baseball's best. Monday's short slate continued forward with baseball's 2022 trend of less power -- and ultimately less scoring -- at least on this night. We had a slew of pitchers' duels shake out and a sleeper who wasn't hyped much this preseason from Chicago deliver the best outing of the night.

Below, we'll break down the key takeaways from Monday's action, why Scott White is a big believer in David Peralta and what he can do for your roster now and more. But first, make sure you catch up on all of the great content over at CBSSports.com/Fantasy/Baseball from Monday. Scott's waiver wire was particularly jam-packed and featured a pair of prospects you'll want to check your league's availability on as soon as possible. On Tuesday, we'll have Scott's check-in on offenses across the MLB, five breakout pitchers from the early going and whether or not you should be buying high or selling high and more. Check back on the site later this morning. 

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Runs Cease to exist against Dylan

One of the bigger debates of the offseason was whether or not White Sox SP Dylan Cease was a breakout candidate based on the change he made that started to show up from a results standpoint in 2021. If the early going in 2022 is any answer, we might want to trust the process a bit more often. Cease was dominant once again on Monday when he delivered the best start of his career against the Angels. He threw seven shutout innings and allowed one hit, no walks and struck out 11. Perhaps most impressively, he struck out Mike Trout three times -- and Trout has been red hot with the bat. 

On the season, Cease has racked up at least eight strikeouts in four of his five starts. The key to his breakout is that he has  allowed little hard contact, and that's keeping everything inside the park. Cease will carry over a sparkling 2.48 ERA and 0.93 WHIP into his next start, and he already has racked up 39 strikeouts through just 29 innings.

Is Gallen back?

There was a lot of skepticism surrounding Diamondbacks SP Zac Gallen this preseason, and that was before he had a setback in spring training that delayed his 2022 debut. When he finally took the mound, he looked a lot more like the 2020 version of himself and he hasn't exactly cooled off. Where he has really stood out to me so far is with his command. Gallen has only walked four this entire season through five starts -- he has a 1.7 BB/9 ratio vs. a 3.6 BB/9 for his career -- so there's a chance this might be an even better version than what we saw in 2020.

He threw 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball and allowed just five hits, no walks and struck out five. Don't get me wrong, he hasn't been dominant in category leagues, and that might be exactly why you can still buy relatively low.

April leaders in every category

Time to consider claiming Peralta?

Diamondbacks OF David Peralta is the opposite of a flashy waiver wire suggestion, but he might just be the one you need if you're in the market for OF help. He's been the hottest hitter in Arizona and on Monday he went 3-for-4 with his third home run of the 2022 season. As Scott pointed out on the Fantasy Baseball Today podcast, the Statcast page really pops for Peralta. He is averaging a 91 MPH exit velocity and his average launch angle is now 21 degrees. Think about it like this -- Peralta's launch angle has never been higher than 8.3 degrees prior. He's hitting a lot of line drives and fly balls, and that's a version of Peralta worth scooping. He's 19% rostered in CBS leagues as of Monday.

News and lineup notes

Every night the Fantasy Baseball Today team dives into all of the happenings around the MLB from top performers to injuries, trades and more. The podcast is a must listen for any diehard, if I do say so myself. Tune in to the podcast to hear the FBT crew expand on the news and notes below.

  • Astros RP Ryan Pressly will make a rehab appearance at Triple-A on Tuesday. If all goes well, we could see him this weekend.
  • Astros 2B Jose Altuve was activated and hit lead off Monday against the Mariners.
  • Rays SS Wander Franco was back in the lineup after missing Sunday's game with hamstring tightness.
  • Angels DH/SP Shohei Ohtani was out of the lineup Monday merely as a precaution. He actually pinch-hit in the game.
  • The Twins placed Kyle Garlick on the IL and, as a result, promoted prospect Jose Miranda. He didn't do much in the minors this season but last year he hit .344 with 30 homers across Double-A and Triple-A. He's 35% rostered, was just featured in yesterday's waiver wire and a Scott White favorite. 
  • Rockies 3B Kris Bryant played catch Sunday but remains without a timetable to return. He's on the IL with a back injury.
  • Josh Rojas will soon begin a rehab assignment and is expected back in the majors during Arizona's upcoming homestand. Last year he hit .264 with 11 HRs and nine SBs. Look to stash in category leagues? He has 2B/SS/OF eligibility on CBS and is 28% rostered.
  • 2B/3B/SS Luis Urias was reinstated by the Brewers
  • After sitting out Monday, the Cardinals expect Tommy Edman to be available for Tuesday's game against the Royals.
  • White Sox 1B/OF Andrew Vaughn has now missed three straight games due to a right hand contusion.
  • Blue Jays SP Hyun Jin Ryu began a rehab assignment at Triple-A on Monday.
  • Twins 1B Miguel Sano could require a procedure to address his knee injury. 
  • Marlins 3B/SS Joey Wendle was out of the lineup Monday due to general soreness.
  • Yankees OF Joey Gallo has missed two straight games with left groin tightness.
  • Orioles 1B Trey Mancini has missed three straight games with rib soreness.
  • Robinson Cano was designated for assignment by the Mets.