Baltimore Orioles news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 06 May 2016 15:37:23 -0700
The game between the Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles for Friday, May 6, was postponed due to inclement weather. A doubleheader is scheduled for Saturday, May 7. A's SP Rich Hill was scheduled to face Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Quickly run to remove any players from this game that may have been in your starting lineups in traditional or daily leagues for tonight.
Fri, 06 May 2016 12:38:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reimold is 8-for-24 with a .542 slugging percentage against left-handed hurlers this season, but Hill has performed well of late and limited opponents to a .219/.314/.295 slash line over his past five outings. View Reimold as a risky option in all fantasy formats Friday. Alvarez is quickly losing all his fantasy luster and sits with a .196 batting average and a single home run for the campaign.
Fri, 06 May 2016 12:31:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Joseph is nothing more than a desperation start in all fantasy formats Friday, as he has posted an underwhelming .189/.268/.216 slash line to start the season. However, Wieters hasn't been significantly better with just five runs, a home run, eight RBI and a .234/.300/.313 line. Wieters should be benched and potentially replaced in shallow mixed leagues.
Fri, 06 May 2016 12:04:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Valencia's a low-end starter in deep mixed and AL-only formats, but he does handle the bat well with a .290/.345/.497 slash line dating back to the beginning of last season. If you've got capable options, it isn't out of the question to give him a game or two to shake off the rust before returning him to starting lineups. Chris Coghlan projects to be the biggest victim in terms of playing time with Valencia back in the fold. Limit your exposure to Coghlan to cavernous mixed and AL-only formats.
Thu, 05 May 2016 19:16:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gausman has allowed just three earned runs over 19 innings this season and has a favorable matchup in his next scheduled outing versus the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, May 10. He should be viewed as a solid starting option in all fantasy formats.
Thu, 05 May 2016 19:11:34 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) struck out three batters in 1 1/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the New York Yankees Wednesday, May 5, with no hits allowed and just one walk. He improved to 2-1 on the season with the win.
Fantasy Tip: It was Britton's first appearance since he injured his left ankle in a game versus the Chicago White Sox Saturday, April 30. He should be viewed as one of the top closers in baseball going forward.
Thu, 05 May 2016 13:53:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Britton could pitch as early as Thursday, and you can expect him back on the bump by the weekend. Unless you're overflowing with quality relievers, you'll want to keep Britton in your starting lineups. Dating back to 2014, Britton has 79 saves with a 1.84 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP and a 9.1 K/9. He is pushing for membership among the elite fantasy closers.
Thu, 05 May 2016 12:37:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kim has been a bench player so far for the O's, but he's excelled in that role (nine hits in 15 at-bats, .600). With that said, there's not a whole lot to like in daily formats for the Korean import facing off against Tanaka. Consider Kim a low-end sleeper selection.
Thu, 05 May 2016 12:10:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jones missed a stretch of games with a shoulder injury early in the season and is just 14-for-68 (.206 batting average) through the 18 games since. He also has an underwhelming .593 OPS. Given the recent results of the typically reliable Jones, there is likely a lot of truth to Duquette's suggestion. Stay tuned for updates, but as it stands, it isn't out of the question to bench Jones if you have a suitable replacement.
Wed, 04 May 2016 21:44:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Machado is 11-for-24 (.458) during his six-game run, and he five multi-hit games during the span. He continues to mash, and is a must-start in all fantasy formats and a great DFS play as well.
Wed, 04 May 2016 21:43:41 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones was hitless in three at-bats with a walk, strikeout and he grounded into a double play Wednesday, May 4, against the New York Yankees to drop his average to .205. "Good hitters with good track records and things that he's done for us, someone will pay," manager Buck Showalter said. "He's a little frustrated by it, but I know Adam. He's gone through some periods like a lot of good hitters do and he'll get it going. He'll get it going."
Fantasy Tip: Jones is slumping hard, but he remains a must-start fantasy option for the reasons Showalter said. Jones will get it going, and that usually comes at the expense of left-handed pitching.
Wed, 04 May 2016 21:43:08 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Mike Wright threw 13 pitches in relief in the ninth inning Wednesday, May 4, against the New York Yankees. However, he is still expected to start Saturday, May 7, against the Oakland Athletics. Wright's inning of relief amounts to a glorified side session.
Fantasy Tip: Wright is a solid play in some AL-only fantasy leagues and DFS play when the matchup is favorable.
Wed, 04 May 2016 12:30:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Britton plans to wear a brace on his ankle when he returns to action, which could be any day now. Keep him in all starting lineups. Darren O'Day recorded the save in Britton's absence last night, but with Britton expected to return soon, O'Day will return to his eighth-inning setup role.
Wed, 04 May 2016 12:05:59 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters and 1B Pedro Alvarez are not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees left-handed SP CC Sabathia Wednesday, May 4. OF Nolan Reimold draws into the lineup in left field and is batting sixth, while C Caleb Joseph is behind the plate and hitting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Reimold is having a fine year so far (.343, three home runs), and he has seven hits in 20 at-bats, including one home run, against southpaws in 2016. He's certainly one to consider as a low-priced flier in daily formats. Joseph is barely over the Mendoza Line and is a desperation DFS pick.
Tue, 03 May 2016 21:57:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: O'Day will get his chance in the ninth inning with CL Zach Britton on the shelf with an ankle injury. He is a decent short-term fantasy option in AL-only fantasy formats.
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