Baltimore Orioles news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:45:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Paredes ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has a solid minor league track record, but it isn't anything spectacular, so don't read to much into his 7-for-20 start to the season. Still, he is hitting between the best two hitters on the team, so there is certainly fantasy potential. View Paredes as a nice source of cap relief with upside in FantasyScore contests Friday.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:38:16 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will not begin a rehab assignment until he is pain-free for a few days, according to manager Buck Showalter. The organization is hopeful Hardy can begin a rehab assignment next week.
Fantasy Tip: Hardy is likely still two weeks away from fantasy contributions in a best-case scenario. He has shown nice pop for a shortstop in the past, but fell to just nine home runs last season after topping 20 in each of the previous three years. Plus, at 32, Hardy's best offensive years are likely in the rear-view mirror. He is worth owning in the majority of seasonal leagues, but expectations should be kept in check. Take a wait-and-see approach with Hardy in FantasyScore contests.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:34:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wieters is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and should continued to be stashed in all fantasy formats. In the meantime, Caleb Joseph ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is an upside FantasyScore play and holds fleeting value in deep mixed and AL-only seasonal leagues. Continue to check back for updates on Wieters' recovery progress and for a timeline on his return.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:30:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pearce ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has now started just one of the last six games, and he is currently sporting a .149 batting average through 52 plate appearances. In the majority of leagues there is no reason to stick with Pearce, as the replacement level at first base and in the outfield is high. FantasyScore players should avoid him until he shows signs of life at the plate, too.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:26:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Young ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has been solid in limited playing time to begin the season going 9-for-28 at the dish. However, he has traditionally been a better hitter against left-handed pitching in his career. FantasyScore players should view Young as a cap-relief flier Friday.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:20:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Snider from your fantasy lineups Friday. He is off to a nice start (.304 batting average, seven runs and nine RBI) and should be owned in all deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Young ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has been a better hitter against left-handed hurlers during his career, and should be viewed as nothing more than a low-priced flier in FantasyScore contests Friday.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:12:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jumping up the order stands to help Machado's ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) ability to score runs, but it'll slightly hurt his RBI potential. He is coming off a two-homer game, and FantasyScore players should look for him to continue his current offensive surge and extend his three-game hitting streak.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:05:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Machado ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has raised his average from .132 to .218 over the five-game stretch, and he could keep the momentum going Friday against Boston starter Rick Porcello, who brings a 6.63 ERA into the game. Don't be afraid to look Machado's way at FantasyScore.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:32:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Young ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) normally starts against left-handed pitchers because of his career splits, but he also hit .312 (49-for-157) with five of his seven home runs against right-handers in 2014. He's not a bad FantasyScore play while hitting in the middle of the Baltimore order in a hitter's park.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:28:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Paredes ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) hit his first home run of the season last night and is hitting .438 (7-for-16) in the early going. The second spot in the lineup is intriguing for Paredes, and FantasyScore owners need to consider him for a lineup spot Thursday to save money elsewhere.
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:24:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lough ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitless in just five at-bats this season, but he's an intriguing buy-low candidate at FantasyScore today while hitting in Baltimore's top spot in a hitter's park in Rogers Centre.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:30:28 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Caleb Joseph was hitless in three at-bats with a walk, run scored and two strikeouts Wednesday, April 22, against the Toronto Blue Jays to snap a career-high seven-game hit streak.
Fantasy Tip: Joseph remains a solid value in FantasyScore at $1,900 (or 3.8% of cap) despite the hitless game, as he is still hitting .333.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:30:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jones has hit well against Toronto, and one hitless game won't change that. Heck, he is hitting well against everyone, especially left-handed pitching. At $6,000 (or 12.0% of cap) he is a must-start in FantasyScore until these hitless games become the rule, not an exception.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:55:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Pearce in all fantasy formats Wednesday. At this point, there is no indication of injury, but Pearce has started just one of the past four games and is sporting a .156/.240/.289 slash line this season. His hold on everyday at-bats appears to be loosening.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:02:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Left-handed batters have gone 9-for-15 against Aaron Sanchez this season, so consider De Aza ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) a nice upside bat to target at a low price in FantasyScore contests Wednesday. Just note, after a hot start to the season, De Aza has gone 2-for-19 over his last five games. He isn't worth a roster spot in the majority of seasonal leagues, either.
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