Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:28:06 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Starlin Castro (hamstring) could return by the end of the series against the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:49:53 -0700
Updating previous reports, New York Yankees 2B Starlin Castro (hamstring) may be lost for the season with a Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:06:52 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Starlin Castro (hamstring) suffered a strained hamstring rounding first base on Saturday, Sept. 18. He will return to New York for an MRI, according to manager Joe Girardi.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:34:21 -0700
New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury, 1B Mark Teixeira, C Brian McCann and SS Didi Gregorius are out of the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner Friday, July 22. OF Aaron Hicks is in center field and hitting eighth, 2B Rob Refsnyder is at second and batting sixth, C Austin Romine is behind the dish and hitting seventh and 2B Ronald Torreyes is at the 6 and batting ninth. Also, 2B Starlin Castro moves up to the two-hole.
Fantasy Tip: All four players sitting are left-handed, which makes since with MadBum being one of the tougher southpaws in the league. None of Hicks, Refsnyder, Romine or Torreyes should be anything more than desperation daily stabs in the tough matchup. Castro, however, might be a contrarian play with the move up the batting order given the fact he's also been swinging a hot stick.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:33:42 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a double, two-run home run and two runs scored Tuesday, July 19, against the Baltimore Orioles. He also drove in four runs in the victory.
Fantasy Tip: Castro's hot July continues, as he is 17-for-48 (.354) over the past 12 games to raise his average from .246 to .261 just since July 3. He remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues despite a subpar batting average this season.
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 15:43:16 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Starlin Castro went 4-for-4 against the Chicago White Sox Monday, July 4.
Fantasy Tip: Castro broke a four-game hitless streak with his performance Monday. He has posted solid numbers so far this season and should be a decent starting option in most mixed leagues.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:07:16 -0700
New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (hamstring) and 2B Starlin Castro are out of the lineup Thursday, June 30, with OF Aaron Hicks hitting eighth and 2B Ronald Torreyes hitting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Neither Hicks nor Torreyes provide enough offensive certainty to use as a flyer against A.J. Griffin today.
Sat, 18 Jun 2016 09:00:12 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Starlin Castro is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco Saturday, June 18. 2B Rob Refsnyder will start at second base and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Refsnyder is hitting .438 with two RBI over the last seven days and will continue to see solid playing time. He should be a decent starting option in most daily fantasy leagues.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:21:59 -0700
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (rest), C Brian McCann (rest) and SS Didi Gregorius (rest) are not in the lineup Thursday, June 2, against Detroit Tigers SP Matt Boyd. OF Aaron Hicks is getting a start in center field and batting ninth, C Austin Romine is behind the plate and hitting seventh, while 2B Rob Refsnyder is entering the lineup in the No. 8 hole with 2B Starlin Castro taking over shortstop.
Fantasy Tip: It's not much of a surprise to see the Yankees sitting some of their regulars, as this was supposed to be a day off for the club. Instead, they're making up a game that was rained out in April. Either way, none of the replacements inserted into the lineup for tonight's contest deserve any consideration for daily fantasy games. The three starters sitting should be back Friday.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:41:07 -0700
New York Yankees 2B Starlin Castro is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 1. 2B Rob Refsnyder is starting at the keystone and is batting ninth against Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez.
Fantasy Tip: After a strong start in April, Castro tanked in May (.200-4-9) to drop his season average to .245. Benching him if you have other options right now might be the best approach. Refsnyder makes decent contact and uses all fields, but unless he finds an avenue to regular playing time, he's strictly a depth option in AL-only leagues.