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Cubs | John Lackey shelled

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:17:17 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey allowed a season-high seven runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out five in a loss to the Miami Marlins Saturday, June 25.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey was due to slip a bit after an impressive start, but he should remain a quality mixed league starter for the remainder of the season.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo, Miguel Montero back in lineup

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:07:28 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) and C Miguel Montero (knee) are back in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Paul Clemens Saturday, June 25. In addition, C/OF Willson Contreras will bat cleanup and play left field, while INF Javier Baez plays second base and bats sixth. OF Chris Coghlan and 2B Ben Zobrist (foot) are receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras is 7-for-17 (.412) through the first seven games of his MLB career, with three home runs and eight RBI, and will be making his first appearance in the outfield since being called up. He is a must-start option in DFS this afternoon. Baez is batting .284 with four homers and 14 RBI this month and could see regular time at the keystone position over the next few days if Zobrist is forced to miss multiple games due to a right foot injury.

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Cubs | Willson Contreras goes deep

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:36:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored in a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins Friday, June 24, and he has three home runs in 17 at-bats since being promoted.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras is off to a hot start, and the fact that he has catcher eligibility makes him worth a look in NL-only leagues and deeper mixed formats.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist makes early exit

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:56:02 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist (foot) was hit on the right foot by a pitch during the top of the seventh inning versus the Miami Marlins Friday, June 24. He was replaced at the keystone position by INF Javier Baez in the bottom of the seventh.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of Zobrist's injury is unknown, so keep checking back for updates on his status. He was 1-for-3 with a run scored before leaving and is batting .302 with nine home runs and 41 RBI through 68 games this season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Miguel Montero, Anthony Rizzo updates

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:44:44 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo's (back) has loosened up considerably, and he could be available to come off the bench Friday, June 24, according to manager Joe Maddon. Maddon noted, C Miguel Montero (knee) is available Friday, if needed.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Rizzo will be available to pinch hit Friday, if needed. Expect him back in the lineup Saturday, June 25, barring a setback. Montero is quickly becoming a fantasy afterthought with the emergence of Willson Contreras, and it would be wise to replace Montero in all setups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers


Marlins | Derek Dietrich leading off vs. Cubs

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:26:39 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich is leading off against Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks Friday, June 24.

Fantasy Tip: Dietrich owns a .298/.382/.445 slash line this season and checks out as a nice value play in daily contests Friday. He is also a viable option in deep mixed and NL-only seasonal leagues.

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Cubs | Lineup shuffles for the Cubs

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:11:49 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward is batting first, and 2B Ben Zobrist is hitting fourth against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler Friday, June 24.

Fantasy Tip: This isn't a significant shift for Heyward. It likely increases his activity on the base paths, though. Similarly, Zobrist's RBI opportunities will see an uptick batting cleanup Friday, but it there isn't a significant fantasy impact. Both remain starters in all fantasy formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Anthony Rizzo remains out vs. Fish

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:01:53 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) is not in the starting lineup Friday, June 24. OF Chris Coghlan draws into the lineup in left field and is batting fifth against Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler Friday.

Fantasy Tip: This is the second consecutive game Rizzo is sitting out, as he and the team are being cautious with his nagging back stiffness. Coghlan has a .407 on-base percentage through 12 games since joining the Cubs, but he's still a low-end fantasy option in deep mixed leagues. Stay tuned for updates on Rizzo's status for the weekend.

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Cubs | Willson Contreras to play 1B and OF

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:31:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras is expected to see time at first base and in the outfield, in addition to occasional time behind the plate, according to manager Joe Maddon. "Almost like the program (Kyle) Schwarber was on, minus the first base," Maddon said.

Fantasy Tip: Entering play Thursday, Contreras was 5-for-9 with two home runs and five RBI in his brief MLB career. He's an excellent option for daily contests and should be owned in NL-only, two-catcher and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues and should only continue to see his value skyrocket as he gains eligibility at multiple positions around the diamond.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Gordon Wittenmyer


Cubs | Jorge Soler resumes hitting

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:41:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (hamstring) has resumed taking batting practice.

Fantasy Tip: No official timetable has been established for Soler's return but he should remain stashed in all fantasy formats despite his slow start to the 2016 season. The 24-year-old is batting .223 with five homers and 13 RBI through 50 games this year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Anthony Rizzo being cautious

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:32:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) said his back tightness is different than the injury he dealt with earlier this season, and he is being cautious. Rizzo is considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: Rizzo has 43 runs, 17 home runs, 54 RBI and a .277/.402/.558 slash line, and he remains a high-end option in all fantasy formats. Stay tuned for updates, but it doesn't sound like he'll miss much time.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Rehab stint nearing for Tommy La Stella

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:27:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Tommy La Stella (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment as early as Monday, June 27.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella has limited fantasy value because of his lack of playing time, but he has made the most of his opportunities this year with a .291/.378/.494 slash line through 90 plate appearances. He is best utilized in daily contests when in the lineup, and La Stella checks out as a depth piece in cavernous mixed and NL-only seasonal setups.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist leading off vs. Miami

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:46:03 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist is leading off against Miami Marlins SP Wei-Yin Chen Thursday, June 23.

Fantasy Tip: Dating back to 2014, Zobrist owns a .330/.405/.487 slash line against southpaws, and he currently sits with a .413 on-base percentage this year. Continue to view Zobrist as an excellent fantasy option in all fantasy formats, inluding daily contests Thursday.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo out vs. Fish

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:40:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (back) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, June 23. C Willson Contreras is starting at first base and batting fourth against Miami Marlins SP Wei-Yin Chen Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Rizzo exited with back tightness Wednesday, June 22, so it isn't surprising to see him resting Thursday. However, it is interesting to see Contreras grab the start at first base. The hot-shot rookie is 4-for-9 to start his career with two home runs and five RBI, and he posted a .377/.459/.679 slash line through 53 at-bats against southpaws with Class AAA Iowa this year. He's an intriguing option in daily contests Thursday.

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Marlins | Adeiny Hechavarria leading off vs. Cubs

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:03:40 -0700

Miami Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria is leading off against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Thursday, June 23.

Fantasy Tip: Hechavarria is a low-end option in deep mixed and NL-only seasonal leagues, but he does have a .291/.342/.433 slash line against left-handed hurlers since the beginning of last season. View him as a low-priced flier in daily contests Thursday.

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Acevedo Andury P
Almora Albert OF
Alvarez R.J. P
Anderson Dennis C
Angulo Fabian P
Arrieta Jake SP
Ashwood Zachary P
Avery Matt P
Bachman Corey P
Baez Javier 2B
Barnes Scott RP
Batista Frank P
Bautista Luis C
Beeler Dallas SP
Bernard Oscar C
Black Corey RP
Blackburn Paul P
Blackford Todd P
Boegarts Jair 1B
Borques Smaily OF
Brannon Clint P
Brazis Matt P
Bristow Justin P
Brooks Aaron SP
Bryant Kris 3B
Buchanan Jake SP
Bueno Francisley RP
Bunton Michael P
Burke Kyler P
Cabeza Yaniel C
Cabrera Alberto P
Cahill Trevor SP
Calvert Kurt OF
Camp Matt INF
Campusano Edward P
Caratini Victor C
Cardenas Adrian 3B
Cardona Javier C
Caridad Esmailin P
Caro Roberto OF
Carreno Marcelo SP
Carrillo Marco P
Carter Brian P
Cash David P
Castillo Jesus RP
Cates Zach P
Cavazos Andy RP
Cease Dylan P
Chambers Adron OF
Coghlan Chris OF
Coleman Joseph P
Coles Corey OF
Concepcion Gerardo P
Contreras Willson C
Cooper Blake RP
Craig Matt 3B
Crawford Evan M. OF
Crow Aaron RP
Dent Ryan SS
Diaz Dayan P
Doullard Jon C
Dubois Jason OF
Dugan Kelly OF
Echevarria Angel OF
Edwards C.J. SP
Espino Paolo P
Esposito Brian C
Estevez Ricardo P
Federowicz Tim C
Feliciano Pedro RP
Fife Stephen SP
Fitzgerald Ryan OF
Florentino Arturo P
Flores Luis C
Flowers Clarence OF
Fowler Dexter OF
Frazier Jeff 1B
Frese Nate INF
Galvez Carlos P
Garcia Geivy RP
Gibbs Micah C
Golden Reggie OF
Gomes Brandon RP
Gonzalez Edgar INF
Green Craig P
Green Matt OF
Gregg Davy OF
Gresky David OF
Grimm Justin P
Gutierrez Carlos SP
Ha Jae-Hoon OF
Halter Shane SS
Hamilton Jon OF
Hammel Jason SP
Hanneman Jacob OF
Happ Ian OF
Harben Adam P
Hardman Clark OF
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Hempy Arik P
Henderson James P
Hendricks Kyle SP
Hernandez Diory INF
Hernandez Robert P
Heyward Jason OF
Hickman Charles SS
Higgins Yuri P
Hoorelbeke Sean 1B
Howard Ben SP
Huijer Lars P
Ibarra Walter SS
Jackson Jon P
Jackson Nic OF
Jackson Randy P
Jan Carlos P
Jimenez Eloy OF
Johnson Grant P
Johnson Jonathan J. 3B
Johnson Leon OF
Johnson Pierce P
Jokisch Eric SP
Jones Geoff P
Jones Jericho OF
Jones Nick 2B
Joseph Alfred OF
Kalish Ryan OF
Kawasaki Munenori SS
Keedy Ryan 1B
Kennard Jeffrey P
Koerber Scott RP
Kosow Jason P
La Stella Tommy 2B
Lackey John SP
Lambert Casey P
Larsen Andrew SS
Layden Timothy P
Leal Erick P
Leathersich Jack RP
Lebron Jesse P
Lester Jon SP
Lewis Jensen RP
Lockhart Daniel SS
Lopaze Danny 1B
Lopez Andrew OF
Lorick Jeffrey P
Loux Barret P
Macias David OF
Made Jose INF
Maestri Alessandro P
Malave Mark C
Marcano Ricardo 3B
Marsello Jake P
Martinez Eddy Julio OF
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Martinez Jonathan P
Matchulat Toby P
Mathes J.R. P
Matusz Brian RP
Maysonet Edwin SS
McClain Scott 3B
McCormack Zack P
McDaniel Dan P
McKinney Billy OF
McQuade Tony OF
Meyer Scott P
Meyers Ryan P
Miller Gerald OF
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Montero Miguel C
Morgan Ryan INF
Moss Bill INF
Mota Arismendy P
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Mottran Billy 3B
Murray Heath RP
Murton Matt OF
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Nagel Jonathan P
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Norwood Ryan INF
Opitz Jake 2B
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Pawelek Mark P
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Perez Juan OF
Perkins Vince P
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Ramirez Horacio P
Ramirez Manny OF
Rea Jeffrey INF
Reyes Rene OF
Rhee Dae-Eun P
Rhoderick Kevin P
Richie Tony C
Ridling Rebel 1B
Riefenhauser C.J. RP
Rios Jose SS
Rizzo Anthony 1B
Robles Gregorio OF
Rodriguez Jhon P
Rohlicek Russ P
Rondon Hector RP
Rondon Manuel P
Roquet Rocky P
Ross David C
Rosscup Zach P
Rowen Ben RP
Rucinski Drew SP
Russell Addison SS
Sabates Roberto C
Sanchez Daniel SS
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Santo Joel P
Sasser Dustin P
Sawyer Marc INF
Schwarber Kyle C
Serrano Juan Yasser P
Shafer Aaron P
Shipman Andrew P
Shoulders Rock 1B
Siegfried Christopher P
Silva Rubi OF
Silverio Pedro P
Simokaitis Joe SS
Smith Carlton RP
Soler Jorge OF
Sontag Ryan OF
Soto Giovanni P
Spencer Matt OF
Stanford Jason RP
Strop Pedro RP
Svetlic Mike INF
Szczur Matt OF
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Taylor Scott P
Thomas Anthony INF
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Tineo Jose P
Trinidad Polin P
Tseng Jen-Ho P
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Valdez Jeudy INF
Vento Stephen P
Villanueva Christian 3B
Vogelbach Dan 1B
Wallach Brett SP
Wang Yao-Lin P
Warren Adam SP
Watkins Logan 2B
Wick Olin C
Williams Ryan P
Willis TeWayne OF
Wood Travis SP
Wright Ty OF
Wyatt Jonathan OF
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Dascenzo Doug TO
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