Baltimore Orioles news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 05 May 2015 14:52:15 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (shoulder) played in a rehab game for Double-A Bowie Monday, May 4, and manager Buck Showalter sounded encouraged with Hardy's progress. The team is hoping to activate Hardy from the disabled list this weekend.
Fantasy Tip: Hardy ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) could be just what fantasy baseball owners need who are hurting at shortstop this year. He should immediately enter the starting lineup on a daily basis and will push Everth Cabrera ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) to either a platoon role at second base or to the bench.
Tue, 05 May 2015 14:44:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wieters ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) isn't expected to return until early June, so you'll have to stay patient if you own him. Caleb Joseph ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has filled in nicely and is a solid matchup play at FantasyScore while he's seeing everyday playing time.
Tue, 05 May 2015 13:44:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Machado ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is hitting .371 (13-for-35) with three homers and a stolen base over the past 10 games, so manager Buck Showalter has him higher in the lineup to juice the offense. He'll get more at-bats, so he's worth the money.
Tue, 05 May 2015 13:34:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: De Aza ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is 5-for-37 (.135) over his last 10 games and losing playing time as a result. Travis Snider ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is the same price and is seeing more playing time, and he may be the better buy at the moment.
Tue, 05 May 2015 13:20:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pearce ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) may need a day or two to get over the after-effects of the illness, so take him out of your lineup and wait until he is 100 percent before considering him.
Tue, 05 May 2015 06:55:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hardy ($2,900, 5.8% of your cap) will be a low-end SS option on FantasyScore once he returns from his rehab assignment.
Sun, 03 May 2015 14:53:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hardy ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is close to returning to the Orioles, but keep an eye on how he does back in the big leagues before you put him into your daily league.
Sun, 03 May 2015 14:46:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pearce ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) may need a day or two to get over this bug, so you may want to sit Pearce while he struggles with the side effects.
Sun, 03 May 2015 08:49:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It will be Pearce's ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) third straight start at second base. Pearce has been struggling recently with only six hits in his last 11 games. Pearce may not be the best option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.
Sat, 02 May 2015 20:55:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Since the All-Star break last year, Gonzalez ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has a 2.13 ERA in 16 games, and he has a 2.59 ERA this year. He makes a great value pick at FantasyScore right now.
Sat, 02 May 2015 13:37:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Snider ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) will face right-hander Chris Archer of Tampa Bay, but he has dramatic reverse splits to open the season. Snider is hitting .500 of lefties and just .220 off right-handers to open the 2015 season. Snider will have the potential to drive in some runs, with Chris Davis and Steve Pearce batting immediately ahead of him. Snider and his moderate price make for a decent FantasyScore option, but it's not the typical righty vs. lefty scenario it seems like at first glance.
Sat, 02 May 2015 13:29:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lough ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a career .274-hitter in 510 plate appearances against right-handers. Lough doesn't have much to offer for power or speed, but he will have the opportunity to get on base just before the dangerous top of the order comes up for the Orioles. At the minimum price on FantasyScore, Lough will make for a low-risk, high-upside option.
Sat, 02 May 2015 13:22:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Machado ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) struggled to open the season but he has at least one hit in all but one of his past eight games played. Strikeouts remain an issue for Machado, but three of his four home runs for the season have come during this recent stretch. Chris Archer will start for the Rays and he's a difficult adversary, but Machado has been hitting .293 in 67 plate appearances against righties so far this season.
Sat, 02 May 2015 13:12:18 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Jimmy Paredes is batting second in the order Saturday, May 2, against the Tampa Bay Rays. The switch-hitting Paredes will serve as the Orioles' designated hitter against Rays SP Chris Archer.
Fantasy Tip: Paredes ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is a career .275-hitter against righties, with seven home runs in 391 plate appearances. For as long as Paredes continues to benefit from a BABIP above .400 he'll be an excellent FantasyScore option, especially when batting between Many Machado and Adam Jones.
Fri, 01 May 2015 14:34:41 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (shoulder) worked out and took batting practice Friday, May 1. Manager Buck Showalter is optimistic Hardy could begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie Monday, May 4.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to monitor Hardy's ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) progress. He'll return to everyday-shortstop duty once he rejoins the O's, however, his best days are likely behind him. He has proven to have nice pop for a middle infielder in the past, but Hardy fell to just nine home runs last season after topping 20 in each of the previous three years. Keep your expectations in check for the 32-year-old, and he may have a slow start upon his return, too.
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