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Indians | Tyler Naquin sitting vs. Rays

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:16:42 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Tyler Naquin is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 20. INF/OF Michael Martinez is starting in right field and batting ninth against SP Drew Smyly Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Naquin hasn't started the past three games against left-handed hurlers, so this has all the makings of a platoon going forward. Martinez is a low-end option in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats, and Naquin has slightly more value because of his excellent production when given a chance thus far (.320/.375/.553 slash line through 112 plate appearances).

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Indians | Tyler Naquin, Lonnie Chisenhall resting

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:54:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians OFs Tyler Naquin and Lonnie Chisenhall are not in the starting lineup versus Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon Sunday, June 19. OF Rajai Davis will lead off and play center field, while OF Michael Martinez bats ninth and plays right field.

Fantasy Tip: Davis should be viewed as a viable outfield option in all fantasy formats today. He is batting .287 at home and is hitting .267 versus left-handed pitching this season. Martinez is 8-for-20 at the plate this month and is batting .467 at home through 15 at-bats, making him a potential value play for daily fantasy games.

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Indians | Tyler Naquin sitting vs. White Sox

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:44:13 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Tyler Naquin is not in the starting lineup Friday, June 17. INF Michael Martinez is starting in center field and batting ninth against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Naquin has fared well whenever he has been handed an opportunity this season with a .300/.346/.490 slash line, 16 runs, four home runs and 10 RBI through just 107 plate appearances. But he is still nothing more than a depth outfielder in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Martinez is a desperation own in similar deep formats, and he can be ignored in daily contests Friday.

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Indians | Michael Martinez starting vs. Royals

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:40:16 -0700

Cleveland Indians INF Michael Martinez is starting at third base and batting ninth against Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy Wednesday, June 15. INF/OF Jose Ramirez and 3B Juan Uribe (groin) are not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez is the only real fantasy option, and he has 30 runs, 22 RBI, seven stolen bases and a .292/.360/.417 slash line through 215 plate appearances this season. Uribe and Martinez are nothing more than desperation owns in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues.

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Indians | Jason Kipnis, Tyler Naquin out

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 10:44:20 -0700

Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis and OF Tyler Naquin are not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP David Huff Sunday, June 12. SS Jose Ramirez will start at second base, while 3B Juan Uribe will start at third base and is batting seventh in the lineup. 2B Michael Martinez will start in center field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez has been a solid fantast player for owners and should continue to be used in starting lineups. Uribe has only one hit in his last 18 at-bats and should be avoided in all leagues. Martinez is hitting .286 in limited playing time but does not have any RBI on the season, so owners should look for other options to use.

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Indians | Two Indians sitting out

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:39:40 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli and C Yan Gomes are not in the starting lineup for the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox Monday, May 23. 1B Carlos Santana will start at first base, while 2B Jason Kipnis will serve as the designated hitter. C Chris Gimenez will start at catcher and is batting eighth. 2B Michael Martinez will start at second base and is batting ninth against White Sox SP Erik Johnson.

Fantasy Tip: Gimenez has only one hit in his last at-bats and should be avoided in most leagues. Martinez went 2-for-4 in the first game of the doubleheader but is still not a great starting candidate.

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Indians | Rajai Davis, Juan Uribe sitting

Mon, 23 May 2016 11:06:45 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis and 3B Juan Uribe are not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox Monday, May 23. OFs Michael Martinez and Marlon Byrd are starting and hitting ninth and eighth, respectively. 3B/OF Jose Ramirez is starting at third base and batting fifth against White Sox SP Mat Latos.

Fantasy Tip: Byrd and Martinez have low ceiling for fantasy gamers for Game 1. Ramirez has only one home run but is hittinng .296 (34-for-115) in a utility role for the Tribe and is a cheap value pick against Latos.

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Indians | Juan Uribe back in lineup Sunday

Sun, 15 May 2016 08:14:56 -0700

Cleveland Indians 3B Juan Uribe is back in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Tyler Duffey Sunday, May 15, batting sixth. INF/OF Jose Ramirez, who played the hot corner Saturday, May 14, will bat fifth and play left field Sunday. In addition, C Chris Gimenez will bat eighth and start behind the plate, while OF Michael Martinez will play right field and bat ninth. OFs Marlon Byrd and Rajai Davis and C Yan Gomes are not in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Although Uribe is just batting .224 in 76 at-bats this season, it's worth nothing that he is hitting .324 with two doubles and three RBI in 37 at-bats at home. Gimenez is worth considering as a value play in DFS, while Martinez is nothing more than a desperation source of salary cap relief.

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Indians | Michael Brantley placed on DL

Sat, 14 May 2016 08:43:44 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a shoulder injury. The team recalled 2B Michael Martinez from Class AAA Columbus. C Roberto Perez (thumb) was also moved to the 60-day disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Brantley missed several games before being placed on the disabled list because of the injury, so it is not known how long he will be sidelined. Marlon Byrd and Jose Ramirez should both receive more playing time because of the injury. Byrd has received limited playing time in May but has four hits and four RBI in his last three games. Ramirez has gone 3-for-13 over the last seven days but is hitting .309 on the season. Both players should be sleeper options in daily fantasy leagues when they play and could also be short-term options in deeper mixed leagues.

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Indians | Yan Gomes, Chris Johnson not in

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:00:25 -0700

Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes and 3B Chris Johnson are not in the starting lineup Thursday, Oct. 1. C Roberto Perez is behind the plate and batting seventh, while 2B Michael Martinez draws into the lineup in left field and is hitting eighth against Minnesota Twins SP Tyler Duffey.

Fantasy Tip: Duffey has been very impressive in the last month for the Twins. Perez ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) and Martinez ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) are nothing more than desperation plays as salary cap relief.

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