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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez subject to more testing

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:20:09 -0700

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez is subject to increased drug testing by Major League Baseball as a result of his 162-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, according to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred.

Fantasy Tip: This news shouldn't sway your outlook of Rodriguez's ($3,300) fantasy stock. He is a late-round flier, and the risk associated with his age (39) and health (just 181 plate appearances since the beginning of 2013) are far more prominent than anything related to performance-enhancing drugs. However, Rodriguez is having a nice spring (a double, two home runs and a .286/.394/.536 slash line) and could be a nice speculative grab in the endgame of drafts, especially with his pedigree and news of ample at-bats.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez pushing for full-time role

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:13:48 -0700

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez could be the full-time designated hitter this season. Both general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Girardi have indicated they believe Rodriguez can contribute on a regular basis.

Fantasy Tip: Through 33 plate appearances this spring, Rodriguez ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has a double, two home runs and a .286/.394/.536 slash line. While the production doesn't significantly stand out, he could be a nice speculative grab in the endgame of drafts, especially with his pedigree and likelihood of ample at-bats. In FantasyScore contests, there is a lot of room for profit in his cap-friendly price, too.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez ends spring HR drought

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:02:08 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez hit a home run Friday, March 20, off a 96 mph fastball from Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon. It was Rodriguez's first home run since Wednesday, March 11.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez will have to fight for playing time as the designated hitter and reserve third baseman this season, but the homer is promising. He plays in a homer-friendly ballpark, so he's worth a late-round flier as a cheap source of power in large mixed leagues.

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Yankees | No 1B for Alex Rodriguez now?

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:57:16 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez appears to be staying at third base this week in spring training. Manager Joe Girardi said he thought he would play Rodriguez at first base in spring training games this week, but indicated Tuesday, March 17, that might not happen "I'm not sure that I'll do it. We have (1B/OF Garrett Jones," Girardi said.

Fantasy Tip: It would be interesting to see A-Rod play a new position, and fantasy owners in standard formats wouldn't mind if he were able to squeeze in five regular season games for some new eligibility.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Wall Street Journal - Daniel Barbarisi

Yankees | Alex Rodriguez goes deep

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:39:55 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run of the spring Wednesday, March 11, punishing an 89 mph fastball from Boston Red Sox SP Brandon Workman. It was Rodriguez's first home run since September of 2013. He is now 5-for-11 (.455) with a homer and two RBI this spring, and he has a .538 on-base percentage and an .818 slugging percentage.

Fantasy Tip: It's very early in spring training, so we caution you to take this with a grain of salt. It's encouraging, though, that Rodriguez is off to a quick start at the plate after missing all of 2014. It gives hope to owners that are willing to take a stab at him late in standard 12-team mixed leagues as a source of power off your bench.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez off to good start

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:37:23 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez has had a solid start to spring training, but he continues to downplay his performance. He went 2-for-3 with two singles and his first spring RBI Monday, March 9, and he's 4-for-9 with two walks in four games. "It doesn't really mean anything," Rodriguez said. "I've played for a long time. It's better than 0-for-9, I guess." Rodriguez continues to work with hitting coach Jeff Pentland, and he said that "every day just feels a little bit more comfortable." Manager Joe Girardi has been impressed with Rodriguez's fast start.

Fantasy Tip: It's a good sign that Rodriguez is swinging the bat early in spring, but everyone should really take it with a grain of salt. If he continues to swing the bat well, he'll look even more attractive in the late rounds of mixed league drafts as a fantasy bench player capable of delivering notable power to your roster.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez not confident in defense

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:21:22 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez played his first game this spring at third base Sunday, March 8, and he fielded one ball and threw accurately in five innings. He had a double in one of his two at-bats at the plate. Rodriguez, however, isn't very confident in his range anymore, and the team knows that Rodriguez's defensive ceiling isn't high. "I wouldn't expect too much movement," Rodriguez said. "My expectation is if a ball is hit to me, catch it and throw to first."

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy baseball owners could care less about how well Rodriguez plays defense these days. They want to know if his power can return after a year off from a suspension. Consistent at-bats may be an issue, though, if Rodriguez mainly serves as a platoon designated hitter against lefties. He's not a bad bench option in the later rounds of mixed league drafts, though, if his power remains intact.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez to play hot corner

Sat, 07 Mar 2015 11:31:58 -0800

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez will start his first game of the spring at third base against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March 8, or against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, March 9, according to manager Joe Girardi.

Fantasy Tip: At this point in his career, A-Rod appears to be nothing more than a late-round flier in deep mixed fantasy leagues, given his reduced role as a part-time designated hitter and reserve corner infielder. However, he could be successful in the right matchups, particularly against southpaws.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Barry M. Bloom

Yankees | Alex Rodriguez singles in first AB

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:39:58 -0800

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez had a single and a walk in his first taste of spring action this year Wednesday, March 4. He finished the day 1-for-2 and left in the sixth inning. Rodriguez hit second in the lineup as the designated hitter. He's not on the travel roster for the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, March 5.

Fantasy Tip: All eyes are heavily trained on A-Rod this spring after he missed all of 2014 because of a performance-enhancing drug suspension. Rodriguez will see plenty of at-bats in camp, so fantasy owners should keep a close eye on how he fares at the plate. Even with limited at-bats in a designated hitter role and as a backup corner infielder, Rodriguez could be useful as a fantasy bench player in the right matchups.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez won't play in spring opener

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:28:51 -0800

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez will not be in the team's lineup for their exhibition game Tuesday, March 3. However, he'll play in the intrasquad game Monday, March 2, where a pair of 11-player teams will play six innings against a pitching machine. Rodriguez will not play in the field Monday. Manager Joe Girardi said it's important to give Rodriguez many at-bats early in spring because of his long layoff.

Fantasy Tip: A-Rod is a big mystery for fantasy owners this year as he comes off his season-long suspension in 2014. At-bats may be hard to come by for Rodriguez during the season, which makes him, at best, a late-round gamble. However, facing left-handers often could make him more successful in a limited role.

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