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Happy Monday, everyone! This weekend, the action in baseball was excellent -- especially if you're a fan of Boston and Minnesota. The Red Sox extended their win streak to five games as they look to claw back into AL East contention while the Twins extended their win streak to four games and their lead over the White Sox for the AL Central to four games as well. It was also a great weekend for Padres fans as San Diego's four-game win streak puts them back in contention for the best division in baseball.

From a Fantasy Baseball standpoint, two top prospect call-ups stood out and these hitters got it rolling early on. We'll talk about their debuts, some of the pitching and hitting standouts from the weekend, and more. But first, make sure you're all caught up with everything going on from the Fantasy Baseball Today team over at Scott White took a deep dive into what Adley Rutschman's call-up means for Fantasy Baseball and went as far as ranking him inside his top seven at the catcher position. You'll also find Scott's sleeper hitters and sleeper pitchers for this coming week. And if you're looking for two-start pitchers, Scott has you covered here.

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Top prospect debuts

Adley Rutschman, C, Orioles: Baltimore finally promoted the best catcher prospect in a long while and arguably one of the best prospects overall and he ripped a triple and drew a walk in his debut on Saturday.

Nolan Gorman, 3B, Cardinals: It was a huge first weekend for Gorman in the majors. He collected five hits on the weekend and ripped off two doubles. He only struck out once and drew two walks. One note: he sat on Saturday with a left-handed pitcher as his opponent. Gorman is 69% rostered.

Matthew Liberatore, SP, Cardinals: It wasn't the debut that Liberatore (who has since been sent back down to the minors) was looking for. He lasted just 4 2/3 and allowed four runs, seven hits and two walks. He struck out just three batters and induced just five swinging strikes.

Bonus: Roasny Contreras, P, Pirates: A Frank Stampfl favorite has finally been recalled to the majors by Pittsburgh and he's now just 20% rostered in CBS leagues. Contreras has the stuff to make a mixed league impact right away if he can stick on the roster. 

Sandoval continues to deliver

Another Frank Stampfl (and Chris Towers) favorite from the preseason: Angels SP Patrick Sandoval continues to get outs every time he takes the mound. Sandoval threw 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball in a win over the Athletics on Sunday. He allowed just four hits, one walk and struck out seven batters. Sandoval threw a no-hitter through 4 1/3 innings before allowing a single. Sandoval may be in the midst of a true breakout and has now improved his ERA to a sparkling 1.79.

Story stays hot

It was a bit of a slow start to the season for Red Sox 2B/SS Trevor Story, but he has come on strong as of late. The 29-year-old ripped a solo shot on Sunday off Mariners SP Logan Gilbert and he has now gone yard seven times in 11 games since May 11. Story is paying back his early-round draft capital and then some.

Kopech flirts with perfection

White Sox SP/RP Michael Kopech came closer to perfection than nearly any starter this season when he took a perfect game into the sixth inning on Sunday. Ultimately, Kopech allowed one hit and two walks while striking out six batters over seven innings. He generated 16 swinging strikes on just 92 pitches and improves to a 1.29 ERA and 0.86 WHIP on the season.

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.

  • Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday. He hasn't pitched since June of last year due to thoracic outlet syndrome.
  • Fernando Tatis has begun fielding slowly rolled grounders, but he has yet to resume swinging a bat. 
  • Clayton Kershaw is likely a couple of weeks away from throwing a bullpen session. He's on the IL with inflammation to his right SI joint.
  • That was fast. Matthew Liberatore was optioned back to Triple-A on Sunday. Due to a recent doubleheader, they went with a six-man rotation this past week. However, Steven Matz was removed from Sunday's start due to left shoulder stiffness so Liberatore may be back shortly.
  • Aroldis Chapman received treatment for an Achilles injury Sunday after giving up two runs. 
  • Reds manager David Bell said Sunday that Nick Lodolo has been cleared to restart a throwing program but won't be ready to rejoin the rotation in the near future. 
  • Justin Upton signed with the Mariners on Saturday. He hit 17 home runs in 90 games last season. 
  • Dylan Carlson was out of the lineup Sunday with a tight left hamstring and could be bound for the IL.
  • Tarik Skubal was removed Friday after taking a liner off his leg. He expects to make his next start. 
  • Andrew Heaney threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday. He's 70% rostered and should be stashed if available. 
  • Riley Greene played in an intra-squad game at the Tigers' spring training facility Friday. 
  • Reds prospect Jose Barrero started a rehab assignment Friday.
  • Yandy Diaz was out of Sunday's lineup due to a strained left shoulder. 
  • Taylor Trammell was recalled by the Mariners and started in right field Sunday.
  • Two Yankees pitchers need Tommy John surgery: reliever Chad Green and prospect Luis Gil. 
  • Carter Kieboom is also undergoing Tommy John surgery, which means Maikel Franco will remain the Nationals starting third baseman. 
  • Reds starter Connor Overton was scratched Sunday with back soreness. 
  • Aaron Ashby will start at some point during the Brewers' upcoming road trip, though the team has yet to announce which game.