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Reds | Billy Hamilton returns to lineup

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:55:59 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (face) has passed the concussion protocol and is starting in center field and batting seventh against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Thursday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton owners caught a break after he was hit in the face by a line drive Wednesday, June 29. Hamilton checks out as a one-trick pony, but he can carry a team in the stolen base category and should be owned in all seasonal leagues.

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Reds | Jose Peraza in center field Thursday

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:01:25 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B/OF Jose Peraza is starting in center field and is batting seventh against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Thursday, June 30. OF Billy Hamilton (head) remains out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Peraza is an intriguing Cincy prospect that should be owned in NL-only leagues, mainly for his speed. He could become useful in deeper mixed leagues, too, if Hamilton is forced to the 7-day concussion DL. Peraza could split time in center with Tyler Holt, too, especially since Peraza's outfield defense has been shaky.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton still in concussion protocol

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:44:21 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (head) still has not been cleared out of the concussion protocol and underwent more tests Thursday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton recently returned from a concussion injury, so expect the league and Cincinnati to be extremely cautious with him. At this point, you'll want to avoid any hasty roster decisions and stay tuned for updates. Jose Peraza is starting in center field Thursday, and he is a speculative flier grab in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton has facial contusion

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:34:18 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (face) suffered a contusion on the left side of his face and is going through the concussion protocol after being hit in the face with a line drive Wednesday, June 29.

Fantasy Tip: Another concussion would be a major setback for Hamilton, so at this point, his fantasy stock is in a complete wait-and-see stage. Stay tuned for updates and don't make any hasty lineup decisions.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton exits

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:56:15 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (face) left the game Wednesday, June 29, after a ball went off OF Adam Duvall's glove and hit him in the face. OF Tyler Holt replaced him.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton missed time earlier this season because of a concussion. It's purely speculative, but if he has suffered another in such a short period of time, he could be out a while. Stay tuned for updates. Holt is a low-end consideration in good matchups if Hamilton misses time.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - C. Trent Rosecrans

Reds | Zack Cozart sitting out

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:24:48 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart is out of the lineup Wednesday, June 29, with OF Billy Hamilton hitting leadoff. SS Jose Peraza is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is hitting .281 with a couple of homers this month after a massively slow start. He has 19 steals as well, but that doesn't factor into DFS as much. He's a lower-middle option against Kyle Hendricks. Peraza is hitting .255 with seven steals in 47 at-bats. He has swiped a bag in three straight games. He's a better traditional league guy than a DFS option.

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Cubs | Jon Lester masterful in no-decision

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:12:17 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester yielded an eighth-inning solo homer to Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton among the three hits he allowed over 7 2/3 innings, but he did not factor into the decision on Tuesday, June 28, as RP Hector Rondon suffered his third blown save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Naturally, the Cubs' bullpen after Rondon combined to give up three hits over six scoreless frames before Chicago erupted for five runs in the 15th inning to continue their recent domination of this series. Lester still hasn't taken a loss since May 21 and will have two shots to earn his 10th win before the All-Star break, with the first opportunity coming Sunday against the New York Mets.

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Reds | Brandon Phillips out Monday

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:12:14 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 27. 2B Jose Peraza is starting at the keystone and is hitting seventh against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta. Also, OF Billy Hamilton moves up into the two-hole.

Fantasy Tip: Peraza has very little power but has stolen five bases in 44 plate appearances this year, so he can be useful in deeper leagues for his speed. However, facing Arrieta should make you want to avoid him in daily contests. Hamilton has more DFS allure atop the batting order, but he, too, is a weaker option against one of the stronger pitchers in baseball today.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton sitting against the Friars

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:20:31 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton is not in the starting lineup Sunday. June 26. INF/OF Jose Peraza is starting in center field and batting seventh against San Diego Padres SP Luis Perdomo Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton has 30 runs, 17 stolen bases and a .257/.292/.377 slash line, which likely somewhere between his fantasy floor and ceiling. His speed makes him a coveted asset in all seasonal leagues, but if you can compete without him, don't be afraid to try and add a player who can provide a better five-category return. Peraza owns a .481 OPS through 40 plate appearances this season and isn't a viable own outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only setups.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton activated

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:36:04 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (concussion) was activated from the 7-day disabled list Friday, June 17. OF Steve Selsky was optioned to Class AAA Louisville.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton should return to lineups because of his elite steals potential, but he's not a good DFS play.

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