Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:53:05 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Eric Stults appears to be in a three-man race for the final rotation job with Ps Mike Foltynewicz and Cody Martin.
Fantasy Tip: Stults would obviously have much more value to FantasyScore owners as a starter, and he could have a leg up since he is the only lefty of the three pitchers. If the team decides they want another left-handed starter, Stults could be in good shape.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:06:10 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) will be shut down indefinitely and will visit with a specialist in the next few days, according president of baseball operations John Hart. The team is taking a proactive approach, and they're hoping it's not a season-ending injury. Hart also said Minor might have another MRI exam on his shoulder. SPs Eric Stults, Wandy Rodriguez, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos are competing for the fifth rotation spot, but if Minor isn't ready to start the season, the Braves could go with two of those pitchers in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: The Braves are definitely hoping this injury is minor. But after Minor's frustrating 2014 season in which he dealt with plenty of shoulder woes, this can't be a good sign early in spring. Minor was considered a sleeper candidate before this news after being just a year removed from a 13-9 season in which he posted an ERA of 3.21 and a K/9 of 8.0 in 32 starts. Minor might still be worth a late-round stab in mixed leagues, but definitely keep an eye on the results of his shoulder tests.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:35:15 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Wandy Rodriguez has impressed so far in his spring workouts, and he is a leading candidate for the No. 5 starting rotation spot. Rodriguez is competing with SPs Eric Stults, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos for the spot. The Braves could consider putting Foltynewicz or Banuelos in the bullpen if they don't win the job. Rodriguez has made only 18 starts the last two years due to injuries, and he was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in six starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Rodriguez is healthy and throwing the ball with little effort.
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez would only be an option as a late-round pick in deep mixed leagues if he wins that final rotation spot. There's a lot of spring competition left, so we likely won't know for a while. Stay tuned.
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:58:54 -0800
Atlanta Braves SPs Wandy Rodriguez, Eric Stults, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos will likely be the candidates for the fifth starting position, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. RP James Russell will move back to the bullpen.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:22 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Eric Stults will compete for the team's No. 5 starting rotation spot, and he could be battling SPs Mike Foltynewicz, Wandy Rodriguez and Chien-Ming Wang in spring training.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:47:45 -0800
Free-agent SP Eric Stults (Padres) signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Atlanta Braves Thursday, Jan. 29.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:23:31 -0800
San Diego Padres RP Eric Stults has elected to become a free agent after he was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso.
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:59:24 -0800
The San Diego Padres designated RP Eric Stults and RP Donn Roach for assignment Monday, Nov. 3. In addition, the club outrighted C Adam Moore off the 40-man roster.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:09:39 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Eric Stults is tied for the most losses in the majors (11) with Minnesota Twins SP Kevin Correia. Stults has managed just three victories with an awful 4.98 ERA and 1.44 WHIP after 19 starts, and the opponent is hitting .298 against him over 99 1/3 innings.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:51:33 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Eric Stults has sped up his delivery, which has increased his fastball velocity. He's also spending less time in between pitches in order to keep hitters off balance.
Fantasy Tip: Stults has allowed only four earned runs in his last three outings while striking out 13 in 19 1/3 innings. The increased velocity could increase his strikeout totals a bit, but he's still mainly a matchup play in the deepest of mixed leagues.