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How to watch, what to watch for on May 22nd of the 2021 MLB regular season

We take a look at the games on slate for Saturday, May 22nd in the 2021 MLB season.

Gerrit Cole #45 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the first inning at Globe Life Field on May 17, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

We have 15 games on deck in the majors Saturday, beginning at 1:05 p.m. ET. Before first pitch between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees, we’ll take a look at the best games on the schedule, rookies to keep an eye out for, and fantasy spotlight.

Best Games To Watch

There are three games in the majors Saturday that are must-see in an action-packed sports weekend. The first game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET with the White Sox and Yankees. Dylan Cease (2-0, 2.41) will be on the mound for Chicago, while Gerrit Cole (5-2, 2.03) will start for New York. We could see another pitchers duel in The Bronx, which would be not be surprising with what we saw on Friday night.

The other games to watch out for is the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants at 7:15 p.m. on FOX, along with the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays at 7:37 p.m. ET.

Fantasy Spotlight

We highlighted this player in our rookies to watch earlier this season, but Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm has been a solid play in DFS. The young infielder saw his batting average drop from . 301 to .299 on Friday night, but extended his hitting streak to six games after going 1-4 at the plate. Right now, he’s only valued at $4400 in DFS, but we could see movement if he continues to swing a hot bat the plate.

Rookies to Watch

To wrap-up our preview, we are going to talk about Taylor Walls, who is the Tampa Bay Rays’ seventh-best prospect in their system. He got called up from Triple-A Durham after Tampa traded starting shortstop Willy Adames to the Milwaukee Brewers. When the trade was first reported, many thought it was to clear way for baseball’s top prospect Wander Franco. But it will be for Walls, who was slashing .327/.468/.490 with 2 home runs and 10 RBI in 49 at-bats at Durham this season.

MLB regular season schedule for Saturday, May 22nd

If no streaming option is listed, game is available on pending blackout restrictions.

White Sox vs. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. ET
Diamondbacks vs. Rockies, 3:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Orioles vs. Nationals, 4:05 p.m. ET
Astros vs. Rangers, 4:05 p.m. ET
Tigers vs. Royals, 4:10 p.m. ET
Brewers vs. Reds, 4:10 p.m. ET
Twins vs. Indians, 4:10 p.m. ET
Mets vs. Marlins, 4:10 p.m. ET
Pirates vs. Braves, 4:10 p.m. ET
Red Sox vs. Phillies, 7:15 p.m. ET, FOX
Cubs vs. Cardinals, 7:15 p.m. ET, FOX
Dodgers vs. Giants, 7:15 p.m. ET, FOX
Rays vs. Blue Jays, 7:37 p.m. ET
Mariners vs. Padres, 8:40 p.m. ET
Athletics vs. Angels, 10:07 p.m. ET

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