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Cubs | Javier Baez at second Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:09:20 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is starting at second base and is hitting fifth against Cincinnati Reds SP Cody Reed Wednesday, June 29. 2B Ben Zobrist moves to right field and is hitting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Baez had just one hit in seven at-bats in a 15-inning marathon last night, but his one hit was a big one, a grand slam. Baez is batting just .256 but has seven long balls and 25 RBI as a utility player and is a fine choice for fantasy lineups today against the lefty. He's batting .327 with two of his seven dingers against southpaws in 2016.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist joins 10-homer club

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:25:38 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist led off the game with a home run off Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb and scored the go-ahead run in the 15th inning on a single from Kris Bryant on Tuesday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist has been a shell of his May self (.406, six homers and 25 RBI), batting .188 with two home runs and six RBI in June before this outburst, so perhaps this will help him earn back his owners' trust. He's still a top-10 fantasy second baseman for the season and he's a good bet to remain there, so continue to start him.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist back in action

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:30:39 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist (ankle) came back to action Sunday, June 26, and went 0-for-3 against the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: You may want to give Zobrist another game or two before inserting him back in the lineup. It may take time for Zobrist to get his swing back.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo, Miguel Montero back in lineup

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:07:28 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) and C Miguel Montero (knee) are back in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Paul Clemens Saturday, June 25. In addition, C/OF Willson Contreras will bat cleanup and play left field, while INF Javier Baez plays second base and bats sixth. OF Chris Coghlan and 2B Ben Zobrist (foot) are receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras is 7-for-17 (.412) through the first seven games of his MLB career, with three home runs and eight RBI, and will be making his first appearance in the outfield since being called up. He is a must-start option in DFS this afternoon. Baez is batting .284 with four homers and 14 RBI this month and could see regular time at the keystone position over the next few days if Zobrist is forced to miss multiple games due to a right foot injury.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist makes early exit

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:56:02 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist (foot) was hit on the right foot by a pitch during the top of the seventh inning versus the Miami Marlins Friday, June 24. He was replaced at the keystone position by INF Javier Baez in the bottom of the seventh.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of Zobrist's injury is unknown, so keep checking back for updates on his status. He was 1-for-3 with a run scored before leaving and is batting .302 with nine home runs and 41 RBI through 68 games this season.

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Cubs | Lineup shuffles for the Cubs

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:11:49 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward is batting first, and 2B Ben Zobrist is hitting fourth against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler Friday, June 24.

Fantasy Tip: This isn't a significant shift for Heyward. It likely increases his activity on the base paths, though. Similarly, Zobrist's RBI opportunities will see an uptick batting cleanup Friday, but it there isn't a significant fantasy impact. Both remain starters in all fantasy formats.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist leading off vs. Miami

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:46:03 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist is leading off against Miami Marlins SP Wei-Yin Chen Thursday, June 23.

Fantasy Tip: Dating back to 2014, Zobrist owns a .330/.405/.487 slash line against southpaws, and he currently sits with a .413 on-base percentage this year. Continue to view Zobrist as an excellent fantasy option in all fantasy formats, inluding daily contests Thursday.

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Cardinals | Trevor Rosenthal holds on for 13th save

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:37:56 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal made things interesting yet again on Monday, June 20 - giving up a leadoff double to Chicago Cubs OF Albert Almora Jr., hitting pinch-hitter Chris Coghlan with a pitch and allowing a single to 2B Ben Zobrist - but forced a game-ending infield popup for the final out after C Yadier Molina made a stellar defensive play to retire Almora at third for the second out.

Fantasy Tip: Manager Mike Matheny continues to stand by his man, but Rosenthal isn't making it easy. The 26-year-old closer has only three clean outings this month and, as a result, a 12.00 ERA and 2.67 WHIP in nine June appearances. He also has a HBP each of his last two games as well. A closer change doesn't appear imminent yet based on Matheny's postgame comments, but owners could make a play for Kevin Siegrist if they have room on their roster to do so.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist leading off

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:00:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist is leading off against St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia Monday, June 20.

Fantasy Tip: With Dexter Fowler nursing a hamstring injury, Zobrist could see some time atop the batting order. He doesn't offer much upside in the speed department anymore, but he's been an excellent fantasy contributor this season with 47 runs, nine home runs, 41 RBI and a .310/.420/.487 slash line. If Fowler lands on the disabled list, Zobrist could be the interim leadoff man, which would hurt his RBI chances, but not impact his value significantly.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist hitting third

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 08:12:11 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist is hitting third Friday, June 17, with 3B Kris Bryant out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist hasn't been a three-hole hitter this month with a .195-2-4 line after a huge month of May. Zobrist is decent against left-handers, and he has upside against Francisco Liriano hitting ahead of Anthony Rizzo.

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