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Reds | Tucker Barnhart starting Tuesday

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:04:22 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Tucker Barnhart will start Tuesday, July 28, and he'll hit seventh in the order against LHP Jaime Garcia. C Brayan Pena comes out of the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is hitting just .105 against lefties this season, and he should be avoided on FantasyScore.

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Reds | Brayan Pena will not start

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:09:23 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena is not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Clayton Richard Monday, July 20. C Tucker Barnhart will start at catcher and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pena ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return soon. Barnhart ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has struggled this month with only one hit in 19 at-bats during that span. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.

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Reds | Brayan Pena catching Saturday

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 10:43:48 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena will bat sixth against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber Saturday, July 18. C Tucker Barnhart is getting the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Pena ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is batting .357 at Great American Ball Park this season and .306 against American League teams but he is just 1-for-7 versus Kluber in his career. Only consider him for FantasyScore today if you don't have much cap room available.

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Reds | Brayan Pena not playing

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:27:06 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 17. C Tucker Barnhart is behind the dish and is hitting seventh against Cleveland Indians SP Trevor Bauer.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) isn't the worst backup catcher you could consider at FantasyScore, but Bauer is striking out 8.7 hitters per nine innings and is a tough draw despite the fact that Barnhart has all three of his home runs and all seven of his RBI against right-handers. Consider Barnhart a desperation sleeper pick.

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Reds | Brayan Pena out again

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:48:20 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game Friday, July 10. C Tucker Barnhart is catching and hitting seventh against Miami Marlins SP David Phelps.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Barnhart ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has earned more of an even split in playing time with Pena of late. He has three home runs and seven RBI in 93 at-bats this year, which is nothing special. However, he could be a valuable source of salary cap relief as a sleeper against Phelps tonight. Phelps struggled before being demoted to the bullpen, and tonight will be his first start back in the rotation.

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Reds | Brayan Pena sitting out

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:08:12 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 9. C Tucker Barnhart is starting and is hitting seventh against Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is a weak play tonight against Fernandez, who looked pretty dominant in his first start last week after coming back from Tommy John surgery.

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Reds | Brayan Pena out Wednesday

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:29:39 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 8. C Tucker Barnhart is starting and hitting seventh against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is a bit too expensive for our taste as a backup catcher. Plus, he's struggled against lefties this year (.133-0-0 in 15 at-bats). Look elsewhere on FantasyScore.

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Reds | Tucker Barnhart starting Sunday

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 07:47:44 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Tucker Barnhart will start and hit seventh in the order Sunday, July 5, against the Milwaukee Brewers and RHP Taylor Jungmann. C Brayan Pena comes out of the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) went 4-for-5 June 29, against the Minnesota Twins, representing the highlight of his recent hot streak. Barnhart is just 1-for-his-last-10, but he does have upside as a minimum-cost player.

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Reds | Brayan Pena out Tuesday

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:56:39 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena is out of the lineup for the second straight day Tuesday, June 30. C Tucker Barnhart receives another start and is hitting seventh against Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) recorded four hits last night and is batting .308 (24-for-78) in a backup role this year. The switch-hitting catcher has excelled against righties in 2015 (.344/.386/.547) but remains a low-end sleeper play that'll give you cap relief.

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Reds | Tucker Barnhart sets career best

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:20:39 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Tucker Barnhart had a career-high four hits Monday, June 29, against the Minnesota Twins. He had a double with a run scored and two RBIs.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart ($1,600; or 3.2% of cap) exceeded all FantasyScore expectations with his four-hit game, but don't look for this to be a regular happening.

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