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Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis rehab update

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:04:57 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (neck, shoulder) went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in a rehab game for Class A St. Lucie Friday, Aug. 14. He played the entire game in center field.

Fantasy Tip: There is no timetable for Nieuwenhuis' ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) return. He should not be owned outside of NL-only fantasy leagues and he may experience difficulty finding playing time once he is activated.

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Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis placed on DL

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 20:08:31 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (neck, shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, Aug. 2, because of neck and should discomfort. The team also recalled OF Michael Conforto from Class AAA Las Vegas.

Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) will be sidelined for several weeks, so owners should avoid him while he is out. Conforto ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) should see some playing time while he is with the Mets and could be an option on FantasyScore against certain matchups.

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Mets | Juan Lagares back in center

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:03:44 -0700

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and hitting ninth against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner Thursday, July 30. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis is on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has lost considerable playing time to Nieuwenhuis lately because of a weak bat. Lagares has 17 hits in 68 at-bats (.250) in July with no home runs and five RBI. He should be avoided on FantasyScore today, and he could fall further down the depth chart if the Mets trade for another outfield bat at the deadline.

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Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis taking advantage

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:51:13 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis entered the game Tuesday, July 28, against the San Diego Padres with five hits in seven at-bats with four RBIs, so he started in place of OF Juan Lagares for a third straight game.

Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) finally was hitless in three at-bats Tuesday, so Lagares might get his chance to start again. Be careful of Lagares, however, as he has struggled against right-handed pitching all season long.

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Mets | Juan Lagares out of the lineup

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:34:21 -0700

New York Mets OF Juan Lagares is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke Sunday, July 26. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis will start in center field and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Lagares ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the near future. Nieuwenhuis ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) went 4-for-4 with four RBI in his last game and is batting .375 this month. He is facing a tough matchup Sunday but could be a cheaper option for owners to consider.

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Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis in lineup Saturday

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:41:20 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis will bat seventh against Los Angeles Dodgers OF Zach Lee Saturday, July 25. OF Juan Lagares is getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is only batting .159 on the season but he is 8-for-28 (.286) during the month of July, with three home runs and six RBIs. He is worth considering as a value play in FantasyScore.

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Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis not starting Thursday

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:56:54 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis is not starting Thursday, July 23, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF John Mayberry Jr. is in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has slumped considerably following a three-homer outburst in one game, but he is showing signs of picking it up at the plate. Still, he has a .182 mark in the past week. Mayberry has little fantasy value.

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Mets | Michael Cuddyer sitting out

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:10:26 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Cuddyer (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Tuesday, July 21. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis will start in left field and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Cuddyer ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) could be placed on the disabled list, so owners should monitor the situation. Nieuwenhuis ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has recorded six hits, three home runs and four RBI over his last five games, but owners on FantasyScore may be able to find a more consistent option.

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Mets | Michael Cuddyer remains out

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:11:19 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Cuddyer (knee) is out of the starting lineup again Friday, July 17, and he expects to deal with the bone bruise below his left kneecap for the rest of the season. However, manager Terry Collins said Cuddyer sitting out Friday is unrelated to his injury. The Mets won't go with a straight platoon in left field with Cuddyer and OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who had three home runs last Sunday. Cuddyer has started just four games in July. Collins also said Cuddyer should be in the lineup the rest of the weekend. He continues to take anti-inflammatory medication to manage his swelling.

Fantasy Tip: Not only is Cuddyer ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) hurt, he's hit .146 (7-for-48) with one home run and one RBI since June 20, and he definitely shouldn't be owned in shallow mixed leagues anymore if he's going to lose some playing time to Nieuwenhuis ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) in the second half. Nieuwenhuis hit his peak on Sunday, so don't expect that kind of production from him moving forward. He'll typically be a weak outfield option on FantasyScore.

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Mets | Kirk Nieuwenhuis homers three times

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:57:37 -0700

New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered three times and had four RBI in a 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, July 12.

Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) had no homers and three RBI entering the game, so needless to say, Sunday's performance came out of nowhere. Don't expect a repeat any time soon, and he won't provide much help at FantasyScore a majority of the time.

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