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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg to throw bullpen

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:13:36 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) will throw an extended bullpen session Thursday, Sept. 3, and manager Matt Williams said Strasburg will need at least two days after that before making his next start. SP Tanner Roark will be recalled from the minors to start in Strasburg's place Friday, Sept. 4, against the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) could return to start sometime this weekend, but a more realistic option is for him to face the rival New York Mets early next week. It's disappointing for his fantasy owners, because he was looking very sharp and healthy after returning from his DL stint. Using him on FantasyScore in his next start could be dicey, since his pitch count may be limited. Roark ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) isn't a bad deep sleeper as your second daily starter Friday against the Braves, who ranked 27th in team OPS in August (.693).

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg to be skipped

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:21:21 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Sept. 4, but he will not start that day.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg's ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) injury isn't expected to be serious, but we've heard that before and then he landed on the DL. With that said, he'll likely be a shaky play on FantasyScore if he starts early next week in a big series against the New York Mets. Tanner Roark will take the hill Friday against the Atlanta Braves. He'll be very cheap and could be worth considering as a deep sleeper for your second pitching spot against the hapless Braves.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg throws without pain

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:30:26 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) played catch without any back pain Tuesday, Sept. 1. His status for his next start is still unknown, though.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) has been limited to just 18 starts this season, and a quick glance at his year-long numbers shows a seriously disappointing season. He owns a 2.70 ERA over his five starts since the All-Star break, though, so there is potential he can chip in a few more solid outings before the season is over. Continue to check back for updates.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg does not throw

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:29:05 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back, shoulder) did not throw Monday, Aug. 31, and is taking medication for his back and shoulder injuries. Manager Matt Williams said the tests done on Strasburg have not shown any problems.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see when Strasburg ($9,000, 18.0% of cap) will be able to pitch again. Strasburg has struggled at times this season and may not be a great option against certain opponents.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg lifted early

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:30:09 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg was lifted from the team's game Sunday, Aug. 30, against the Miami Marlins after four innings and 60 pitches. RP Doug Fister finished the game and got the win.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($9,000, 18.0% of cap) gave up four runs on seven hits, so the thinking may have been to lift him and save his pitching arm and shoulder. The team isn't saying anything yet about limiting his innings, so he should be back to normal for his next start.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg running hot lately

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 22:38:19 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed two earned runs, two hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over six innings in a win Tuesday, Aug. 25, against the San Diego Padres. Strasburg is 5-1 with a 1.51 ERA over his past seven starts, and he is 5-1 in his career against San Diego.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($9,000, 18.0% of cap) has been pricy all season for FantasyScore players, but he is finally living up to salary expectations lately.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg dominating in August

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:25:40 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg ranks fifth in ERA (1.35), third in WHIP (0.70), third in strikeout percentage (34.2) and sixth in walk percentage (2.7) in the month of August.

Fantasy Tip: It sure does look like Strasburg ($9,000, 18.0% of cap) is finally healthy for the stretch run after dealing with several injuries and a DL stint this year. He's a strong FantasyScore pick tonight against the San Diego Padres, who strike out often.

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Padres | Travis Jankowski hitting ninth on Tuesday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:31:22 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Travis Jankowski is batting ninth in the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25, against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg.

Fantasy Tip: Jankowski ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) has a .556 mark with three RBIs in his first week of action, but he largely hits against right-handed pitching. This will likely stay the same even if Jankowski's bat stays hot, but it's worth keeping an eye on this to see how much time Jankowski takes away from OF Melvin Upton.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg likes pitching in SF

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:38:31 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg is 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three career starts against the San Francisco Giants on the road in his career, and he has never allowed more than two earned runs while striking out seven in each of his three outings there.

Fantasy Tip: Based on the results of Strasburg's ($8,000, 16.0% of cap) first start off the DL last week, it looks like he's completely healthy and ready to put up good numbers again for his fantasy owners. A start in San Fran, where the Giants don't hit nearly as well, is a good one on FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg dominant in return

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 20:05:44 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (oblique) allowed one run on three hits and struck out 12 in a win over the Colorado Rockies Saturday, Aug. 8, in his first start since returning from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) brought a 5.16 ERA into the start, but he looked as strong as he has all year. It remains to be seen if he can continue to pitch at a high level, but his strikeout potential makes him a high-upside play at FantasyScore whenever he takes the mound.

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