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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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Reds | Billy Hamilton expected back Friday

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:40:05 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (concussion) is expected by the team to come off the seven-day disabled list Friday, June 17.

Fantasy Tip: That's great news for Hamilton, as the 25-year-old speedster was really heating up this month. In fact, he was 10-for-24 (.417) in June with six stolen bases -- which is as many as he had for all of May -- before getting hurt. Daily league players might want to wait a day or two before implementing him back into lineups, however, just to be sure he's better.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton awaiting clearance to return

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 23:04:13 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (concussion) has undergone the final tests to be reinstated from the 7-day concussion disabled list and is awaiting clearance from MLB to return on Thursday, June 16.

Fantasy Tip: A one-category dynamo, Hamilton should be left on your reserve list until he's back in the lineup and performing up to his normal standards.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton might be cleared Thursday

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:48:25 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (concussion) had a "really good day" Sunday, June 12, according to manager Bryan Price. Hamilton might be cleared to return from the 7-day concussion disabled list Thursday, June 16, when he is eligible for reinstatement.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Hamilton in all fantasy leagues and DFS play until he can officially return and play without any lingering effects of his injury.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton placed on concussion DL

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:01:51 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (concussion) was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday, June 10. In a corresponding move, SP Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) was activated from the disabled list to start against the Oakland Athletics Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's speed is worth stashing in all fantasy formats, but know, concussions can be finicky and linger. Stay tuned for updates. Take a wait-and-see approach with DeSclafani in all fantasy formats before starting him, and he likely should only be owned in deep mixed and NL-only setups.

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Reds | Tyler Holt starting in center field

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:57:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Tyler Holt is starting in center field and batting seventh against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray Friday, June 10. OF Billy Hamilton (concussion) is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Holt is a low-end start in all fantasy formats Friday, and he isn't worth a roster spot outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only setups. Continue to stash Hamilton and check back for updates on his status, as he was entered into the concussion protocol Thursday, June 9.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton in concussion protocol

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:37:35 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (concussion) has entered the league's concussion protocol. He apparently hit his head on a slide in the team's last game Wednesday, June 8.

Fantasy Tip: This is an unfortunate break for Hamilton, who has been on a torrid run thus far in June. In seven games this month, he's hitting .417, but what probably stands out the most are his six steals, which already equals his total from all of May. Hopefully the 25-year-old speedster is only held out a minimal amount of time, but concussions can be tricky, of course. In the meantime, Tyler Holt should benefit the most.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton sitting vs. Cards

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:28:34 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton is not in the starting lineup Thursday, June 9. OF Tyler Holt is starting in center field and batting seventh against St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton is heating up with eight runs, 15 hits, eight stolen bases and a .459 on-base percentage through his past 10 games, which is exactly what fantasy owners were hoping for when they invested in the one-trick pony this spring. Don't be scared to deal the speedster -- either now or down the line -- if you're sitting pretty in stolen bases, though. Holt is nothing more than a low-priced flier in daily contests Thursday.

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