Happy Wednesday, everyone! It was another night in baseball and another Yankees victory. Fans of the Bronx Bombers couldn't be happier with how this season has gone so far as the Yankees improved to 40-15 on the season -- a cool 25 games over .500 -- and winners of their seventh straight. The Yanks poured 10 runs on a Twins team that has struggled in recent meetings against them in recent years -- specifically on the road -- with homers from Aaron Judge (22), Giancarlo Stanton (12) and Anthony Rizzo (14).

The Yankees may be the best team in baseball, but they weren't the only team in action on Tuesday and we'll dive into all of the notable hitting and pitching performances below. But first, make sure you're all caught up with everything going on from the Fantasy Baseball Today team over at CBSSports.com/Fantasy/Baseball. Live on the site (or shortly after you're reading this) are Scott White's newest batch of waiver wire suggestions. You'll also find his breakdown of why hitters are finding a resurgence and what it means for your Fantasy Baseball team moving forward. Plus Scott checks in on a Seattle bullpen where Paul Sewald is collecting saves and more in his latest Bullpen Report

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Cabrera does it again 

Edward Cabrera spent the first several weeks of his 2022 season injured and in the minors, but he has made quite the impact in two starts since being called up by the Marlins. In his debut outing, he flashed a changeup that hit the mid-90s and everyone turned their attention to him immediately. On Tuesday, Cabrera followed up his impressive debut with another strong outing, this time against the Nationals. Cabrera threw six innings of one-run ball and allowed just two hits and two walks. He struck out four and showed off a completely different pitch mix than in his debut. In this one, he threw the curveball 26% of the time after throwing it just 8% in his first outing. 

This marks consecutive quality starts for Cabrera to open up his 2022 season. He was once again in command with limited walks. Cabrera is 57% rostered and that number should be 100% before the end of the week. 

Semien finally breaks out

It had been a rough start to the season for Fantasy Baseball managers who used an early-round draft pick on Marcus Semien in his new home outside of Toronto. Tuesday night was the exclamation point on an 18-game stretch that has vaulted Semien back onto the Fantasy radar and rewarded anyone who bought low and traded for him toward the end of May. 

Semien delivered a whopping seven hits, three homers and stole two bags during Tuesday's doubleheader. Over his past 18 games, Semien has three homers and six steals, and over his past 20 games he's batting .325 with six homers and eight steals. The power/speed combo makes him an intriguing buy option in Roto leagues even after this stretch if you can find a nonbeliever.

Morel continues to mash

We oftentimes expect the top prospects in baseball to make the biggest impact when they finally get the call up to the majors, from Jared Kelenic to Jo Adell and everyone in between, but the most fun stories are when a less heralded prospect hits the ground running. That's exactly what Christopher Morel has done with the Cubs. On Tuesday, Morel continued to let the good times roll by going 2 for 5 with a triple and home run. Morel is now batting .298 with three homers and six steals -- along with a .905 OPS. He's eligible at second base and outfield and yet still rostered in just 62% of leagues. Stop me if you've heard this before, but that number should be much, much closer to 100%.

Surprising standout starters

Graham Ashcraft made it three straight quality starts on Tuesday when he delivered six innings of shutout ball against the Diamondbacks. Ashcraft allowed just three hits, zero walks and struck out four. The standout stat here for Ashcraft are the five walks total in his past four starts. He has excellent command and a 60% groundball rate. He is 46% rostered.

Cole Irvin threw 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball on Tuesday against the Braves. He allowed seven hits, one walk and struck out six with 13 swing-and-misses on just 83 pitches. After this outing, Irvin has now allowed three runs or fewer in four starts since his return to the Athletics rotation. He is 48% rostered with a 3.12 ERA over those four starts since returning. 

Dakota Hudson racked up his second straight seven-inning quality start, and he did it against a tough Rays team on Tuesday. Hudson went seven innings deep and allowed just one run, two hits, one walk and struck out six. He's letting the slider rip now,  and hitters are having a tough time getting anything off of him. He has allowed just six hits and two walks over his past two outings. His ERA has now fallen to 2.76. He is 73% rostered.

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.

  • Shane Baz will rejoin the Rays' rotation this weekend to start against the Twins. He struck out 10 in his most recent rehab start. Ryan Yarbrough was sent down as a result. 
  • Mike Trout left Tuesday due to groin tightness.
  • Pete Alonso also exited after getting hit by a pitch on his hand. 
  • The White Sox hope Tim Anderson will be able to begin a rehab assignment next week. He's on the IL with a groin injury. 
  • Carlos Correa said he expects to return from the COVID IL on Wednesday. 
  • Zack Wheeler was placed on the paternity list but it shouldn't affect his ability to start this weekend against the DBacks. 
  • Willy Adames is expected to be activated off the IL Wednesday. 
  • Stephen Strasburg will make his season debut Thursday at the Marlins. He's attempting to return from thoracic outlet syndrome, which is one of the tougher pitcher injuries. 
  • The Twins confirmed that Joey Ryan will likely require a minor-league rehab start before returning to the Twins. 
  • Clayton Kershaw is scheduled for one final bullpen session this weekend and is lined up to pitch Sunday against the Giants
  • Craig Kimbrel was placed on the paternity list and will miss 1-3 games. Daniel Hudson is the next man up in the meantime.
  • Alex Cobb was placed on the IL with hamstring tightness, retroactive to June 4. 
  • Jesus Luzardo has yet to begin a throwing program since landing on the IL on May 12 with a forearm strain. 
  • Danny Jansen was placed on the IL with a fractured bone in his left pinky finger. 
  • Nick Lodolo will throw a live bullpen and pitch in a simulated game at the Reds spring training complex this week. 
  • Luis Arraez left Tuesday's game due to shoulder tightness
  • Eduardo Rodriguez will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Thursday. He's on the IL with a sprained left rib cage. 
  • Jeimer Candelario was placed on the IL with a left shoulder subluxation. 
  • Travis d'Arnaud was out of the lineup Tuesday due to a sore forearm. This is significant because if he misses time, that creates an opportunity for William Contreras
  • Seiya Suzuki took batting practice Tuesday but remains without a timetable with that sprained left ring finger. 
  • Rockies third base prospect Elehuris Montero was recalled and was batting seventh Tuesday.
  • Tyler O'Neill was reinstated and batting fifth in the Cardinals lineup.
  • Austin Meadows was reinstated and batting fifth against the Pirates.
  • Hunter Renfroe was reinstated by the Brewers.