Baltimore Orioles news, rumors and injuries
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:29:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lavarnway ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has just one multi-hit game and one run scored on the season. FantasyScore owners need to look elsewhere.
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:25:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is a switch-hitter who slightly favors right-handed pitchers. Cabrera shouldn't be highly owned against Marlins righty Tom Koehler, making him a deep flier in GPP tournaments.
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:21:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lough ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting just .231 for the season, even with a .313 BABIP. FantasyScore owners shouldn't be considering Lough for any type of lineup.
Sun, 24 May 2015 05:29:40 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Mike Wright allowed three hits but zero runs through seven scoreless innings Saturday, May 23, against the Miami Marlins. Wright is yet to allow a run through the first 14 innings of his starting career. It is the longest streak by an Orioles pitcher since David Ford started with 15 scoreless innings in 1978, according to STATS.
Fantasy Tip: Wright ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is next scheduled for Friday, May 29, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Wright should be highly used in GPP tournaments with a favorable opponent.
Sat, 23 May 2015 14:50:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Norris ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) hadn't pitched since May 10, and manager Buck Showalter had hoped to have him back sometime this week. It looks like that may not happen now. With a 9.88 ERA in six starts this spring, you have to wonder if the Orioles pull the plug.
Sat, 23 May 2015 13:13:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Paredes ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has gone without a hit in only one of his last 19 games. Paredes is a switch-hitter who is hitting .361 against right-handed pitchers this season. The Orioles will go up against Marlins RHP Dan Haren Saturday, making Paredes a very safe option with a high upside as he bats out of the two-hole.
Sat, 23 May 2015 12:18:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Miranda is not expected to make an impact at the major league level anytime soon but fantasy owners in keeper and dynasty leagues may want to keep tabs on him.
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:59:16 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 2B Everth Cabrera (foot) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 22, and the Orioles optioned 2B Rey Navarro to Class AAA Norfolk in a corresponding move. Cabrera had a slash line of .208/.240/.250 with a double, RBI and three runs in six games with Norfolk. Before going on the DL, Cabrera was hitless in his last 17 at-bats and was 5-for-37 in 11 games.
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) could be in a platoon with Steve Pearce ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) at second base until Jonathan Schoop returns from the DL. Cabrera can also fill in at shortstop when J.J. Hardy needs a breather. Cabrera, however, is a low-end second base play until we see him break out of his offensive funk, and limited playing time doesn't help his cause.
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:51:50 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters (hamstring, elbow) will work out with the team this weekend while making throws and catching bullpens and will then head out on a rehab assignment with Class AA Bowie Tuesday, May 26. He thinks it's still realistic for him to come off the disabled list June 4, when eligible. His arm continues to get stronger, but he hasn't caught in consecutive games yet. He will play every other day at Bowie, and he's been swinging daily without pain.
Fantasy Tip: Wieters ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) shouldn't be affected as much swinging the bat when he's back in the majors, and he could immediately become one of the better FantasyScore catchers when he's starting on a regular basis. Caleb Joseph ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has held down the fort nicely (.260-3-14), but he'll likely go back to a backup role when Wieters is ready.
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:47:04 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OFs Travis Snider and Alejandro De Aza are both in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez Friday, May 22. Snider is starting in left field and hitting fifth in the batting order, while De Aza is in right field and hitting seventh. OF Delmon Young is not starting against a right-hander.
Fantasy Tip: Snider ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) and De Aza ($2,900) have both been inconsistent offensive weapons at FantasyScore with uneven playing time in 2015. Both lefty bats have been underwhelming against right-handed pitchers, but all four of their home runs have come against that side. Playing in a pitcher-friendly venue tonight, neither should be considered anything more than dice rolls at FantasyScore.
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:40:42 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Jimmy Paredes is receiving the start at second base against Miami Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez in a National League park Friday, May 22, and he'll remain in the two-hole in the batting order. As a result, OF Steve Pearce is not in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Paredes ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been one of the O's most reliable hitters this year (.342-6-23) in 111 at-bats. Even though he'll be taking hacks in a pitcher's park, he's facing a hurler that's only striking out 3.6 hitters per nine innings in 2015. Also, Paredes has dominated righties this year, going 32-for-92 (.348) against them with all six of his home runs. He remains a strong FantasyScore pick.
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:47:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Yelich ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been an utter disappointment to date, and through 99 plate appearances, he has just three extra-base hits and a .236 slugging percentage. While there is plenty of upside for Yelich, desperate fantasy owners in shallow formats should at least explore alternative options. Suzuki ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) offers little upside in all fantasy formats, and he should be viewed as nothing more than a source of cap relief by FantasyScore players.
Thu, 21 May 2015 16:33:31 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Steve Pearce hit his first career grand slam in a winning effort Thursday, May 21. It was his fourth home run of the season and second since April 7. He finished the game 1-for-3 with a run, four RBI and a walk, and his average currently sits at .198 on the year.
Fantasy Tip: Pearce ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is unlikely to reach the 20-homer mark again in 2015. He won't help in the average department, either, and he's no longer an everyday player with the emergence of Jimmy Paredes at DH. Pearce is strictly a matchup play at FantasyScore, and a midrange one at that.
Thu, 21 May 2015 09:03:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lavarnway ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting .136 (3-for-22) and should be ignored at FantasyScore.
Thu, 21 May 2015 08:36:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) wasn't making a significant impact before the injury, especially where his biggest value lies in the stolen base department. He stands to see plenty of at-bats at second base, and he'll maintain fleeting value in AL-only and deep mixed leagues until Jonathan Shoop returns from his knee injury. FantasyScore players should view Cabrera as a desperation flier until he proves otherwise.
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