Chicago Cubs news, rumors and injuries
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.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:35:13 -0700
Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 28. OF Matt Szczur is starting in left field and batting sixth, and C Miguel Montero is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw Friday.
Fantasy Tip: As expected, Schwarber ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has slowed down and owns a .149/.255/.426 slash line over his past 13 games. Still, he has four home runs during the stretch with 11 runs and 10 RBI. So there is a little inconsistency in his fantasy stock currently. With Kershaw ($9,900, 19.8% of cap) taking the hill, FantasyScore players should avoid Montero ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) and Szczur ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) Friday.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:45:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: In five starts since being acquired from Miami, Haren ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) is 1-2 with a 6.33 ERA. He is scheduled to make his next start against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, Sept. 1, but should be avoided in FantasyScore.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:49:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rodney's role in the bullpen is not known at this point, so owners should monitor the situation. Rodney could be a fantasy option if he receives some save opportunities in the final month of the season.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:29:13 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant is playing right field and batting third, and SS Jonathan Herrera is starting at third base and batting ninth against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Thursday, Aug. 27.
Fantasy Tip: Bryant ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) receiving looks in the outfield should fuel the speculative fire for a Javier Baez recall. Baez has 45 runs, 13 home runs, 60 RBI and a .317/.382/.534 slash line over 294 plate appearances with Class AAA Iowa this season, and he is capable of player third base, second base and shortstop. At worst, seasonal owners should be keeping tabs on a potential Baez promotion, as he owns elite power potential for a middle infielder. Herrera ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief at FantasyScore Thursday, and Bryant is a risky play at his hefty salary.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:21:51 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Chris Coghlan is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 27. 2B Starlin Castro is starting at second base and batting fifth against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) has been an excellent contributor of late with 13 runs, four home runs, 11 RBI and a .840 OPS in August. However, he rarely plays against lefties, so make sure to take that in consideration before adding him to your seasonal team. Castro ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) isn't a strong FantasyScore play Thursday against Bumgarner ($9,600, 19.2% of cap), but it is worth noting, Castro is currently riding a respectable 20-for-69 stretch.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:15:31 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Chris Denorfia is playing left field and leading off, and OF Matt Szczur is starting in center field and batting seventh against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Thursday, Aug. 27. OF Dexter Fowler (shin, hand) is not in the starting lineup Thursday.
Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) made a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday, Aug. 26, but with a difficult hurler on the mound, it is an opportune chance to allow him an extra day to rest his nagging injuries. Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) and Szczur are nothing more than low-end fliers in daily contests facing Bumgarner Thursday.
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