Drew Silva discusses the up and down season that Tyler Mahle has had so far and goes over the potential boost his fantasy stock could see if he gets dealt ahead of the trade deadline.
DREW SILVA: Red starter Tyler Mahle returned from the injured list with enough time to fit in two outings and prove his health before the arrival of the August 2 trade deadline. He made it a full six innings in his first start back on Sunday, July 24 against the Cardinals, scattering three runs on two hits and three walks, while tallying five strikeouts in what was 6-3 win for Cincinnati. This has been a down year for Mahle. His ERA sits just below 4.50, and his strikeout rate has dipped.
But so many contenders are going to be looking for arms that even his relatively mediocre numbers and recent shoulder scare probably won't quell a flood of trade proposals. It should serve him well to get out of power friendly great American ballpark, where the 27-year-old right hander has posted a career 5.06 ERA in nearly 280 total innings. His career ERA on the road is 3.74 in a sample size of 308 plus innings. You can bet that opposing clubs are aware of those splits. Fantasy managers should be too.