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Giants | Matt Cain hit around Thursday

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:26:50 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain allowed six hits (one home run) and six runs in just 4 2/3 innings to lose to the Colorado Rockies Thursday, April 14. On the bright side, Cain walked only one and struck out seven in the 91-pitch outing. His ERA on the year rose to 6.75.

Fantasy Tip: Cain is definitely past his prime after years of dealing with nagging arm injuries. However, the seven strikeouts lends promise that he can be effective for those in NL and daily formats in the right matchups, mainly at home in the friendly confines of AT and T Park.

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Giants | Matt Cain able against Rox

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 23:09:22 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain will face the Colorado Rockies Thursday, April 14. He is 17-8 with a 3.23 ERA in 35 career appearances against the Rockies, including a .203 opponent batting average.

Fantasy Tip: Cain has tremendous career numbers against Colorado, but he is a shell of his former self. He is still worth a look in DFS play if the price is right, but mixed leaguers will still want to avoid him until he strings together a few quality starts in a row.

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Giants | Matt Cain won't be limited

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:22:15 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain will not be on a "leash" in the rotation this year.

Fantasy Tip: Injuries over the last several seasons have made Cain a shell of his former self, and with a dramatic drop in velocity he has become prone to the home run. Unless a big turnaround occurs, which is unlikely, Cain should be left to those in NL leagues.

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Giants | Matt Cain unfazed by poor outing

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:44:34 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain allowed six runs on seven hits in four innings in a Cactus League spring game Wednesday, March 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cain wasn't worried about another rough outing. "I felt like my fastball location was a lot better than it was the other day," Cain said. "We threw all four pitches when we wanted to and got good reactions out of those, so I thought we had a lot to build off of, even though you look at the line and it might have been a little funky to look at. But that's what spring is for."

Fantasy Tip: Cain had a rough 2015, posting a 5.79 ERA over 60 2/3 innings with a 1.50 WHIP. His stats have been downhill over each of the past three seasons, and at this point you'll only want to take a chance on him turning it around in NL-only play and the deepest of mixed formats.

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Giants | Matt Cain rocked for six runs

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:47:10 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain allowed six earned runs, two home runs and seven hits through four innings during his spring training start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday, March 23.

Fantasy Tip: Cain has regressed statistically in three consecutive seasons and been limited to just 151 innings over the past two years while posting a confidence-shattering 4.83 ERA. You can gamble on the veteran in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, but it is ill-advised, as Cain has shown nothing to suggest he can help your fantasy club.

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Giants | Matt Cain hoping to be ready for opener

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 19:45:38 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (arm) is expected to throw two or three innings during his exhibition start versus the San Diego Padres Friday, March 18, according to manager Bruce Bochy. He could throw between 60-80 pitches and a possibility still exists that he could be ready for opening day.

Fantasy Tip: Cain should be avoided outside of NL-only and deep mixed leagues and has experienced decreased velocity in recent years. The 31-year-old righty went 2-4 with a 5.79 ERA in 13 games (11 starts) in an injury-riddled 2015 campaign, with opposing hitters batting .293 against him.

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Giants | Matt Cain to start Friday

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:37:08 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (arm) will make a spring start Friday, March 18.

Fantasy Tip: Cain is fighting to be ready for the opening day rotation. Don't hold your breathe for an aging pitcher that has lost considerably velocity the past two seasons. There's no scenario where owning Cain in a mixed league looks good on you.

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Giants | Matt Cain looks healthy

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:09:10 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (arm) looked healthy during a two-inning simulated game Monday, March 14, for the first time since having a cyst removed from his arm. The next step is either a second live batting practice session or getting into a spring game.

Fantasy Tip: The last two years have been injury riddled for Cain, and his velocity has dropped significantly as a result. He now has trouble creating swings and misses and keeping the ball in the yard. A DL stint to open the year could be on tap, too. Cain is strictly an innings-eater in NL-only leagues.

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Giants | Matt Cain facing hitters

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:35:20 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (arm) faced hitters Monday, March 14.

Fantasy Tip: The Giants are taking it slow with Cain, and he is questionable to be ready for opening day. You'll want to leave Cain to the waiver wire outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, and even in those deep formats, Cain is a low-end option. He has a 4.37 ERA through his past 335 1/3 innings, including a 5.79 mark through 60 2/3 innings last season, after all.

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Giants | Matt Cain unlikely to be ready

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 19:37:10 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (arm) is not going to be rushed back, according to manager Bruce Bochy, and he is unlikely to be ready for opening day.

Fantasy Tip: You can afford to leave Cain on the waiver wire to start the year and wait and see how he performs whenever he takes the mound.

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