Baltimore Orioles news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:18:32 -0800
Fantasy Tip: All signs point to Gallardo eventually signing with the O's. Don't let his 3.42 ERA with the Texas Rangers in 2015 fool you. He lost some velocity on his fastball and will be pitching in another bad environment for hurlers. Let someone else take the chance on him in a deep mixed league.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:45:51 -0800
Fantasy Tip: The O's are looking to add a bat, and have interest in Cincinnati's Jay Bruce and free-agent Dexter Fowler. Baltimore might not have the prospects for Bruce, so they could settle on Alvarez or Fowler, perhaps both, depending on the money which is always important in Baltimore. Alvarez still has a little bit of pop and could help AL-only fantasy owners.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:37:30 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Gallardo was fortunate to post a sub-4.00 ERA in Texas last year with declining velocity. A move to another hitter-friendly environment is dicey, and regression seems inevitable. Target him only for starting depth in deep mixed formats if he signs with the O's.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:47:45 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bruce has returned a .222/.288/.406 slash line over the past two seasons, which has limited the fantasy value of his average of 72 runs, 22 home runs and 76 RBI. There is upside for a bounce-back showing entering his age-29 season, and the asking price projects to be at an all-time low. You could do a lot worse late in drafts, and especially if power is a category of need.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:45:04 -0800
Fantasy Tip: A move to the Orioles wouldn't hurt Fowler's fantasy upside as much as other possible landing spots, and he could be a sneaky value again in 2016, despite a career-best season last year. He returned 2015 owners 102 runs, 17 home runs and 20 stolen bases with a .250/.346/.411 slash line. It is also worth noting, Fowler should be held in higher regard in points leagues and formats using on-base percentage.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:01:35 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Gallardo battled last season, and his 1.42 WHIP was the worst of his career. He was still able to pull off 13 wins with a 3.42 ERA, which was actually the lowest of his career in seasons he made at least five starts. His K-rate has steadily declined, but he figured out how to win with declining stuff. He's a back-end rotation guy for your fantasy squad.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:23:22 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Gallardo remains in free agency because the team is hesitant to part with their first-round draft pick (14th overall) to sign him. The soon-to-be 30-year-old righty won 13 games with a 3.42 ERA in 33 starts last season but also posted a 1.416 WHIP and struck out a career-low 5.9 batters per nine innings. Gallardo should be viewed as a late-round flier option in deep mixed and single-universe fantasy leagues.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:40:15 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Britton has 73 saves over the past two seasons with a 1.77 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP and a 8.9 K/9. His 77.0 ground-ball percentage is equally impressive, and Britton checks out as a second-tier closer. He is an excellent target to hone in on after the top options come off the draft board on draft day.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:17:20 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Lincecum went 7-4 with a 4.13 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 15 starts last season with the San Francisco Giants before eventually undergoing hip surgery. The four-time All-Star hasn't posted a sub-4.37 ERA in four years and his strikeout totals have dropped precipitously over the last three. Lincecum's decline has been somewhat mitigated by the cozy dimensions of AT&T Park but would likely get exposed with the move to Camden Yards, making him a pitcher to ignore on draft day if he winds up in Baltimore.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:46:09 -0800
Free-agent SP Gavin Floyd (Indians) has been throwing off a mound for more than two weeks. The Baltimore Orioles had interest in him last month and they are likely to continue monitoring his progress.
Fantasy Tip: Floyd was used exclusively out of the bullpen by the Indians near the end of the 2015 season after being sidelined for most of the year with a stress fracture in his right elbow, posting a 2.70 ERA in seven appearances. He is completely healthy now but is nothing more than a fringe option in single-universe leagues.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:24:41 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Despaigne had an ugly 5.80 ERA with the Friars last season, and his prospects moving to Camden Yards don't look well. He's a fringe AL-only option.
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:49:28 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Cashner had a down year in 2015 with a 6-16 record and 4.34 ERA in a career-high 184 2/3 innings. However, he still has good swing-and-miss stuff (8.0 strikeouts per nine) but must show better control. A move to hitter-friendly Camden Yards would further put a damper on his fantasy value coming off a disappointing season.
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 06:20:04 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bundy is out of minor league options, and he'll be in the bullpen if he makes the team. He's one to keep on your watch list and potentially snag off waivers.
Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:42:34 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Baltimore had been rumored to have interest in free-agent SP Yovani Gallardo (Rangers) but they would have to part with their first-round draft pick if they signed him, making it increasingly likely that they will fill the void with someone already inside the organization. All of the current candidates are nothing more than late-round fliers in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:46:14 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Davis will be a low-end OF1 option due to his big power in that ballpark.
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