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Twins | Joe Mauer out Thursday

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:44:41 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is out of the lineup Thursday, June 30, with OF Robbie Grossman hitting third.

Fantasy Tip: It's quite a leap for Grossman to go from a guy that didn't start the season in the majors to hit third for the Twins today. The numbers don't support it, though. He's hitting .136 the last seven days and .231 this month. He is facing lefty Carlos Rodon, and he has hit .362 against lefties in 47 at-bats this year. However, he needs to be at a basement price to make the risk feasible.

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Twins | Byung Ho Park not in the lineup

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:32:23 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Byung Ho Park is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi Sunday, June 19. 1B Joe Mauer will serve as the designated hitter. 3B Trevor Plouffe will start at first base, while SS Eduardo Nunez will start at third base. SS Eduardo Escobar will start at shortstop and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar is hitting .412 with two home runs and four RBI over the last seven days and is a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues. Mauer and Nunez should be starters in most mixed leagues, while Plouffe should be a candidate in deeper leagues.

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Twins | Joe Mauer out vs. lefty

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:27:55 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees left-handed SP CC Sabathia Thursday, June 16. As a result, SS Eduardo Escobar draws into the lineup at shortstop and is hitting sixth. SS Eduardo Nunez moves to third base and 3B Trevor Plouffe is serving as the designated hitter. Also, 2B Brian Dozier is hitting third in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Mauer is in the midst of a resurgent season thanks mainly to increased plate patience. He's squaring up more balls at the plate and has become an asset in most seasonal leagues with a .285/.386/.417 slash line and seven homers and 26 RBI. Escobar has lost considerable playing time to Nunez this year and has very little fantasy value remaining. Dozier has had a down year but is more of a contrarian play this evening in the three-hole in daily setups.

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Twins | Joe Mauer gets on base again

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 23:29:30 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer was 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a strikeout Wednesday, June 15, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He reached base in his 27th consecutive game.

Fantasy Tip: Mauer is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal season in Minnesota. He is also one of the only player on the Twins worth using in fantasy leagues, both AL-only and mixed play.

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Twins | Joe Mauer likes facing Angels

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 17:12:19 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is hitting .335 (94-for-280) with 15 doubles, nine home runs and 47 RBI with an on-base percentage of .419 in his career against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who he faces Tuesday, June 14. His average is the second highest all-time against the Angels for a player with at least 200 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: Mauer was left for dead in fantasy circles entering the year, but he has surprised many with a .283/.388/.412 slash line and seven long balls and 24 RBI. He's squaring the ball up often, but his biggest improvement has been his ability to lay off pitches outside the zone. If he can keep it up, he'll remain relevant in most deep leagues despite his lack of power.

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Twins | Joe Mauer extends on-base streak

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 05:07:09 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer had two hits Monday, June 13, and he extended his on-base streak to 25 games in a 9-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fantasy Tip: The veteran hitter is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in Minnesota, with a .283-7-24 line heading into the week. He is only three home runs off last year's total of 10 and, barring injury, should move past that later in the year. Mauer is a solid pickup in DFS formats and in regular leagues.

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Twins | Joe Mauer out vs. lefty

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:34:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics left-handed SP Sean Manaea Wednesday, June 1. SS Eduardo Nunez is serving as the designated hitter and is batting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Nunez was extremely productive in May, with a line of .320/.337/.550 with five home runs, 12 RBI and four stolen bases. He does a little bit of everything and is a perfect table setter atop the lineup. He's great for his multiposition eligibility in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, too.

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Twins | Joe Mauer finding power stroke

Sun, 29 May 2016 17:35:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners Sunday, May 29, and he has homered in three straight games.

Fantasy Tip: Mauer has six homers on the year, and four have come in the last six games. The power surge is unlikely to continue, but a solid average should keep him owned in AL-only leagues and deeper formats.

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Twins | Joe Mauer hits third

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:54:53 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is hitting third Wednesday, May 25, with 3B Eduardo Nunez remaining in the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Mauer hasn't done much with a .213-2-6 line this month, but the same can be said for the entire offense. He has a so-so matchup against Dillon Gee, but the three-hole gives him some upside today. Nunez has surprised with a .303-3-17 line this year, and he's a solid play in the low end today.

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Twins | Joe Mauer on the bench

Sat, 21 May 2016 08:38:24 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ Saturday, May 21. 1B Byung Ho Park will start at first base and is batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Park has gone hitless in each of his last three games and is hitting only .233 so far this season. Owners in daily fantasy leagues probably will be able to find better options to use in their lineups.

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