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Rays | Joey Butler out Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:04:25 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 29. C Curt Casali is serving as the designated hitter and batting seventh against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: Casali ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has four home runs in his last two games and has earned himself everyday playing time, at least in the short term. His hot stick won't last forever, so you may want to capitalize while you still can on FantasyScore. Verlander has looked rather pedestrian with a 5.57 ERA in his seven starts this season.

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Rays | John Jaso out vs. southpaw

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:22:03 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso is not in the lineup against Detroit Tigers left-handed SP David Price Tuesday, July 28. OF Joey Butler is serving as the designated hitter and batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has hit very well against lefties this year (.314/.333/.486 with three of his six home runs in 70 at-bats), which could make him a contrarian play on FantasyScore while facing Price.

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Rays | James Loney sitting against LHP

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:46:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 22, with OF Joey Butler hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has fallen off after a hot start as he's hitting just .152 this month. He hits slightly better against lefties, and Adam Morgan is a decent matchup. He's a low-end option on FantasyScore.

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Rays | David DeJesus out of the lineup

Sat, 18 Jul 2015 07:24:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF David DeJesus is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey Saturday, July 18. OF Joey Butler will start in left field and is batting second in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: DeJesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and will return soon. Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has recorded only three hits in his last 13 games and is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Rays | David DeJesus in two-hole

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:54:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF David DeJesus is starting in left field and hitting second against Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh Friday, July 10. OFs Joey Butler and Grady Sizemore are starting on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Butler loses the most fantasy value with the additions of Sizemore and Jaso to the roster recently. He should only be owned now in the deepest of AL leagues. DeJesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is much better against righties (.276 average, all five of his homers), but he hasn't fared very well at home (.216-2-7) this year. He remains a pretty unattractive FantasyScore commodity, even hitting high in the order.

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Rays | David DeJesus starting against Royals

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:17:53 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF David DeJesus is starting in left field and batting sixth against Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie Wednesday, July 8. OF Joey Butler is not in the lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: DeJesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has a .177/.247/.228 slash line over his past 28 games dating back to the beginning of June. FantasyScore players should aim higher Wednesday. He appears to be in a platoon with outfielders Grady Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) and Joey Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap). In seasonal formats, all three outfielders should be reserved for cavernous mixed and AL-only formats. FantasyScore players should be extremely picky when they utilize any of them, too.

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Rays | Joey Butler out in Game 2

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:52:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of a doubleheader Tuesday, July 7. OF Grady Sizemore is starting in left field and hitting second against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez.

Fantasy Tip: With John Jaso back from the DL, it might become even harder for Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) to work his way into the starting lineup. If that's the case, it may be tough to justify rostering him in deep mixed and shallow leagues.

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Rays | Grady Sizemore at leadoff again

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:28:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Grady Sizemore is serving as the designated hitter and batting leadoff against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez Monday, July 6. OF Joey Butler is starting on the bench tonight.

Fantasy Tip: Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has been swinging the bat well with the Rays, going 9-for-25 (.360) with a home run and four RBI. Still, he profiles more as a sleeper play at a cheap cost on FantasyScore. Hitting atop the batting order surely won't hurt his chances for returning great value, either.

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Rays | David DeJesus not in the lineup

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:25:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF David DeJesus is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Saturday, July 4. OF Joey Butler is starting in left field and is batting second in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: DeJesus ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) probably is receiving a rest and should return to the lineup in the next game or two. Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been on a bit of a cold streak with only three hits in his last seven games. Owners on FantasyScore may want to look for other options to use in their lineups.

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Rays | Joey Butler returns to the lineup

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:11:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is playing left field and batting second against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Corrasco Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has hit well when given the opportunity this season, but against Carrasco, Butler is nothing more than a flier for FantasyScore contests. It is also worth noting, Grady Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has eaten into Butler's playing time. They appear to be in a platoon of sorts, so both of their seasonal values takes a hit.

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