Baltimore Orioles news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:37:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rickard is hitting .314 this month, and he's a basement flyer against Jake Odorizzi.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:57:21 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS Manny Machado went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, June 25, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Machado has registered multi-hit efforts in five straight and eight of his last 11 contests.
Fantasy Tip: Owners already know how great Machado is, but it says something about a player when he can return from a four-game suspension and pick right back up where he left off. He's a top-five option at shortstop and third base in most fantasy leagues, so make sure he's on your lineup card every time he's in manager Buck Showalter's.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:48:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It is relatively uncommon for a pitcher on a first-place team with a sub-4.00 ERA and more than three times as many strikeouts (69) as walks (18) to go winless over his first 12 starts, but that is exactly what happened to Gausman. The 25-year-old is a decent start Friday in Seattle, but DFS owners can probably do better considering he is 0-4 with a 5.11 ERA in seven road outings this season.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:25:48 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters is not in the starting lineup for the first game of a doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, June 25. C Francisco Pena will start at catcher and is batting ninth against Rays SP Matt Andriese.
Fantasy Tip: Pena has gone 5-for-21 since being recalled by the Orioles and is not a strong fantasy option for owners.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:51:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: O'Day is 2-1 with a 3.15 ERA through 22 appearances this year, with nine walks and 25 strikeouts over 20 innings. The 33-year-old right-hander remains worthy of stashing in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues which use the holds category if you can afford the roster space.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:48:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gallardo is 2-1 with a 6.04 ERA through seven starts and hasn't pitched more than six innings in any of his appearances this year. The 30-year-old righty should not be owned outside of deep AL-only fantasy leagues and is a risky starting option for his next scheduled start versus the San Diego Padres Wednesday, June 29.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:47:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Duensing has posted a 5.40 ERA through seven appearances this season. The 33-year-old southpaw is expected to be sidelined for at least one month and isn't worth stashing in any fantasy format.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:31:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Jospeh is a low-end option in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and AL-only setups, as he owns a .182/.239/.212 slash line through 71 plate appearances this season. His return will force Francisco Pena back to the minors.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:45:14 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Hyun-soo Kim and 3B Pedro Alvarez are not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore Friday, June 24. OF Nolan Reimold will start in left field and is batting eighth. OF Mark Trumbo will serve as the designated hitter, while OF Joey Rickard will start in right field and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Rickard has 10 hits in his last 10 games and is hitting .344 this month. He should be a sleeper option in daily fantasy leagues because he plays well against left-handed pitchers. Reimold has struggled at the plate over the last few weeks and can be avoided.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:32:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jimenez had allowed at least five runs in seven of his last eight outings entering play Wednesday but recorded his first quality start since May 7. He is too inconsistent to be viewed as a reliable fantasy option in any format.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:15:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Baltimore is searching for a left-handed starter and is considering making a deal for Pomeranz, who is 6-7 with a 3.00 ERA in 14 starts, with 38 walks and 96 strikeouts over 81 innings. A potential trade from a pitcher-friendly environment like Petco Park to a hitter-friendly one like Camden Yards would be detrimental to his fantasy value in deep mixed leagues.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:36:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jankowski has a career .616 OPS through 166 plate appearances and checks out as nothing more than a desperation flier in daily contests Wednesday. Jay has been sneaky productive in cavernous mixed and NL-only setups, so check back for updates on his status. He is currently considered day-to-day with the forearm injury.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:30:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Schoop is making noise at the keystone with 34 runs, 12 home runs, 41 RBI and a .280/.310/.486 slash line, and jumping into the three-hole highlights the confidence Baltimore has in him. He should be owned in all seasonal leagues and started with confidence in the majority of them. It's likely just a fleeting swap with Manny Machado suspended, but having Schoop closer to the heart of the lineup is a positive moving forward.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:17:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Alvarez entered June with a .194-3-11 line in 103 at-bats but has gotten hot of late, going 16-for-47 (.341) with six home runs and 13 RBI this month. He belongs in AL-only lineups as long as he's swinging a hot bat.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:26:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pena started the month off strong but has only one hit in his last 12 at-bats. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better players to use in their lineups and can avoid Pena.
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