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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez to sit more often?

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:37:08 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez won't play against a lot of right-handed pitchers in the short term, as manager Joe Girardi said he's going to "do something different" with his use of Rodriguez. Rodriguez's OPS against right-handers is just .584, while his OPS against lefties is .837. He'll start against a lefty Tuesday, June 28, but after that it's unknown how much playing time he'll receive.

Fantasy Tip: A-Rod is hitting just .223 on the season with eight home runs and 26 RBI. Despite only two homers in June he's hitting .282 (22-for-78), but he hasn't produced for fantasy owners like he did in a surprise bounceback 2015 season. With more time on the bench in the short term, he's not worth keeping around in shallower mixed formats.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez sitting out

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:21:10 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Chi Chi Rodriguez Monday, June 27. OF Carlos Beltran will serve as the designated hitter, while OF Aaron Hicks will start in right field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Hicks has been more productive in June and has at least one hit in six of his last 10 games. He is still hitting .219 on the season, and owners should have more attractive options available in their leagues.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez riding pine vs. Twins

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:36:29 -0700

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 26. OF Aaron Hicks draws into the lineup in right field and is batting ninth against Minnesota Twins SP Tyler Duffey Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has been better in June with 12 RBI, but his .677 OPS doesn't move the fantasy needle enough to warrant starting him outside of deep mixed and AL-only leagues. He's barely holding off being a fantasy afterthought. Hicks can't gain any traction at the dish (.217/.272/.329 slash line for the season), which limits him to being a depth option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. However, he has upside and is worthy of consideration in daily contests when he lands in a favorable matchup. It likely isn't the spot Sunday, though.

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Yankees | A-Rod sparks huge rally with home run

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:28:48 -0700

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez ignited a stretch of seven straight late-inning runs with a two-run blast in the seventh inning of a win against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, June 18.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has increased his average from .170 to begin June to .219 and has at least one hit in 11 of the 15 games he has at least one plate appearance. Even with that, he's a fringe option in most leagues since he is only eligible as a designated hitter in most leagues. Keep an eye on him over the next week or two, but owners can probably take a wait-and-see approach with him to see if he can sustain this recent spike of production.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez back in lineup

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:25:02 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez returns to the starting lineup and is hitting cleanup against Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson Thursday, June 16.

Fantasy Tip: A-Rod sat out the last two games in a National League park but returns Thursday night. Rodriguez has not impressed this year at all and missed some time with an injury. He's batting just .209/.257/.403 with seven home runs and 21 RBI and is hitting just .226 with two home runs and nine RBI since he returned from the DL. He's useful for his power potential in deeper leagues and is a boom-or-bust daily pick.

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Yankees | Brian McCann, Alex Rodriguez out

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:33:29 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann and DH Alex Rodriguez are not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Michael Fulmer Sunday, June 12. OF Carlos Beltran is batting third and serving as the designated hitter, C Austin Romine will start behind the plate and bat seventh and OF Aaron Hicks will play right field and hit eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Romine has not been known for his offense historically but he has two homers and 11 RBI in 69 at-bats this year, to go with a .290 average, so he could be viewed as a productive source of cap relief in DFS. Hicks is batting just .203 over 118 at-bats and is not a great fantasy option today.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez back in lineup

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:34:29 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is back as the designated hitter and is batting sixth against Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez Wednesday, June 1.

Fantasy Tip: A-Rod hadn't played in two days and has just one hit (a home run) in 16 at-bats since returning from the DL for a .063 average. He still has home run power and can be an asset in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, but you have to pick your spots. It may be wise to keep him benched until he shows signs of life again.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez grabbing pine again

Tue, 31 May 2016 14:35:53 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez is out of the starting lineup for the second straight day Tuesday, May 31, and manager Joe Girardi wouldn't guarantee that Rodriguez would return for the game Wednesday, June 1.

Fantasy Tip: A-Rod is down to .170/.240/.409 with six home runs and 14 RBI on the season and has only one hit (a homer) in 16 at-bats with nine strikeouts since coming off the DL. Avoid him for now in all fantasy formats, but he should still be owned in deep mixed and AL-only leagues after he slugged 33 long balls a season ago.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez sitting vs. Toronto

Mon, 30 May 2016 13:09:55 -0700

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez is not in the starting lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays Monday, May 30.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has gone 1-for-16 since returning from injury with nine strikeouts. His .170/.240/.409 slash line for the season highlights his struggles at the plate, and the veteran isn't moving the needle enough to warrant fantasy attention outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Just note, a bounce-back run isn't out of the question.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez homers Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:46:49 -0700

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez homered and drove in two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, May 27. It was his sixth home run of the season and first since May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez is just 1-for-8 since being activated from the disabled list and is hitting .188 through his first 80 at-bats this season. He may still be worth using a roster spot on in AL-only and deep mixed formats because of his power but his batting average and lack of positional versatility make him expendable in shallower leagues.

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