Chicago Cubs news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:15:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hammel entered the game with a 5.40 ERA over his previous seven starts, as he has really struggled down the stretch for the North Siders. Equally concerning is he has pitched into the sixth inning in just one of his last nine outings. Hammel has plenty of upside, but currently there isn't a lot to like about his production on the bump.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:16:04 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (oblique) doesn't have a timetable for his return. However, he is hoping to swing a bat Friday, Sept. 4, and he doesn't think his injury will cause him to miss the rest of the season.
Fantasy Tip: The Cubbies have less reason to rush Soler ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) back after trading for Austin Jackson before September. They'll likely try to make sure Soler is healthy for a postseason run. It seems unlikely that he'll be able to return in time this month to make a significant fantasy contribution for his owners.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:00:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't sound like Schwarber's ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) injury is very serious, but the Cubs want to make sure one of their best young power-hitting prospects is OK. Play it cautious with him on FantasyScore in the near future. Should he need to miss time, Austin Jackson ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) could see regular starts.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:30:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Schwarber out, Austin Jackson ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) will make his first start for the Cubbies. Jackson hit .272 (114-for-419) with eight home runs and 38 RBI for the Seattle Mariners this year. He's a midrange outfield play on FantasyScore facing a tough matchup against the emerging Reds youngster Raisel Iglesias.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:12:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: La Stella ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) rejoins the club as rosters expanded yesterday, but he's one to avoid against a young pitcher putting it all together right now. La Stella had just four hits in 25 at-bats to begin the season.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:00:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Baez ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) posted a .324/.385/.527 slash line with 49 runs, 13 home runs nad 61 RBI over 70 games with Class AAA Iowa this season, and he hit nine home runs during his cup of coffee with the Cubs last year. He owns high-end power for a middle infielder and is worth an immediate add in the majority of seasonal leagues, although don't expect his plus-.300 batting average to accompany him to the majors. FantasyScore players can take a speculative flier on Baez Tuesday, especially given his friendly cap hit. Castro's ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) playing time projects to be on the decline with Baez joining the big club.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:01:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Expect Jackson ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) to enter a timeshare in the Chicago outfield. How large his role will be is yet to be seen, but with Jorge Soler (oblique) out, Chicago has resorted to playing Kris Bryant in the outfield some. Jackson is an immediate grab for all NL-only owners, and his value doesn't project to change significantly in mixed leagues. He should see semi-regular at-bats in the short term.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:00:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Arrieta ($9,400, 18.8% of cap) lowered his ERA to 2.11, and he has held opponents scoreless in four of his last six starts. Find a way to make room for him at FantasyScore whenever he takes the mound.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:56:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Schwarber ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is mainly out due to the left vs. left matchup, but a .160 batting average in the past week is another solid reason to sit Schwarber. Szczur is hitting .226 in the past week and really has little fantasy value.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:46:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is hitting .158 in the past seven days, so with the left vs. left matchup it is an appropriate time to sit him. Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has four hits in five at-bats against Wood and may be worth the small FantasyScore price.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:01:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: In 69 games for Iowa this season, Baez hit .315 with 13 home runs, 60 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. He is expected to see time at second base, shortstop and third base and deserves to be stashed in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:31:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grimm owns high-end ratios for the season, and he can help in the majority of seasonal formats. He is locked into a high-leverage role with the Cubs and also has two wins and three saves for the season. Don't overlook how beneficial a 1.17 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP and a 12.4 K/9 can be in boosting your rotation's numbers.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:49:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tommy La Stella will replace Castro ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) at second base, but he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:50:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kershaw ($9,900, 19.8% of cap) owns a 0.95 ERA over his past 11 starts with 105 strikeouts through 85 innings. He is locked in and worth every penny at FantasyScore. It is usually worth budgeting your lineup around him, too.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:43:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) has been manning the outfield of late, but he rarely starts against lefties. Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a desperation flier at FantasyScore Friday. Kershaw ($9,900, 19.8% of cap) presents an incredibly difficult matchup.
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