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Tue, 03 May 2016 10:34:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: While Smith won't have a chance at saves unless injuries open up a more prominent late-inning role, Smith's strikeout stuff deserves consideration for a roster spot in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues. In 70 innings for the Mariners last year, Smith fanned 92 hitters (11.8 K/9).
Tue, 03 May 2016 06:09:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Panda is likely to miss the rest of the season and should be dropped in all formats. Travis Shaw has a .322-3-17 line on the season and should be owned everywhere.
Mon, 02 May 2016 17:05:32 -0700
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval (shoulder) is facing "significant" shoulder surgery and a lengthy rehab, and the odds are against him returning to play this year. Boston will know more about his timeline after he has surgery.
Fantasy Tip: You can safely drop the Panda in any single-year leagues now if you were stashing him in deeper leagues. Travis Shaw has a slash line of .322/.390/.533 with three home runs and 17 RBI and remains a very dangerous fantasy force right now.
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:41:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's unknown what type of surgery Sandoval will have, but it's likely to sideline him for most, if not the rest, of the season. Travis Shaw won the starting third base job out of spring training and continues to play well after the first month of the season. Shaw should be owned everywhere.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:09:24 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello allowed just five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over seven scoreless innings in a win Saturday, April 30, against the New York Yankees. He improved to 5-0 while lowering his ERA to 2.76.
Fantasy Tip: Porcello looked great in the month of April, winning all five decisions and pitching at least six innings in each of his outings. He has four straight quality starts heading into May.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:08:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bradley has hit safely in seven straight. He has also driven in five runs over his past two games, and nine runs during his seven-game hit streak. He is a must-start in AL-only fantasy play and DFS leagues right now.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:07:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Big Papi entered the series with just three homers on the season, but he has two against New York pitching over the past two days. He remains a must-start fantasy option across all formats, as he is hitting .321 with 19 RBIs to date.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:21:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Based on his recent run of success against the Bronx Bombers he is a worthwhile DFS play, especially if the price is right.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:17:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vazquez is 3-for-10 with a pair of doubles over the past week and should be viewed as an inexpensive flier option for daily fantasy contests.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:38:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although Friday's outing was promising, Owens has only thrown four quality starts in 13 appearances at the MLB level since making his debut last season. He possesses a great deal of potential and should remain rostered in AL-only and dynasty fantasy leagues but his lack of consistency makes him a risky play in daily contests.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:29:01 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly (shoulder) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Friday, April 29. He is expected to throw another session Tuesday, May 2, before possibly beginning a rehab assignment, according to manager John Farrell.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly has been sidelined due to a right shoulder impingement and could return to action sometime next month if all goes well, so he should remain stashed in AL-only fantasy leagues. SP Henry Owens would be the pitcher most likely to lose his spot in the rotation when Kelly returns.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:55:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Buchholz has allowed exactly five runs in four of his first five starts this year and is too inconsistent to be viewed as a viable pitching option in daily fantasy contests.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:12:56 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) made his first rehab start for Class AAA Pawtucket Thursday, April 28. He went 3 2/3 innings, yielding three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks. He also struck out two, while throwing 75 pitches, 45 of which for strikes. Rodriguez will get at least one more rehab start, if not two.
Fantasy Tip: The 23-year-old southpaw should be on a lot of people's radars, as he'll have the chance to make a noticeable impact when he's ready to join the Red Sox. In 21 starts as a rookie last season, Rodriguez was 10-6 with a respectable 3.85 ERA. With this year's team, he'll have a legitimate chance to eclipse that win total while contributing fine numbers.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:28:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With so few games today, Young is worth a look as a low-priced daily flier, but his upside is limited facing a righty and not a lefty. In his career, Young has hit just .224 against righties.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:36:54 -0700
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz collected three doubles with two runs scored and two RBIs Wednesday, April 27, against the Atlanta Braves. On his second double he passed Hall of Famers Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx, and with his third double he tied George Brett with 1,119 extra-base hits in his career.
Fantasy Tip: Big Papi has picked up the pace, posting multi-hit games in four of his past seven outings to push his average from .275 to .313 since April 19.
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