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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:38:56 -0800
Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox SP Mat Latos agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal Tuesday, Feb. 9, according to a major league source. Latos went 4-10 with a 4.95 ERA with the Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 24 outings last year.
Fantasy Tip: Latos is likely to be in competition with the likes of John Danks, Erik Johnson and Jacob Turner for a final spot in the starting rotation. Latos could win it on experience alone. Injuries have hurt him the last two seasons, so a bounce-back season could be on the horizon, but a move to a hitter-friendly park will draw most fantasy owners away.
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:58:39 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Latos figures to compete for a starting rotation spot this spring. The move to U.S. Cellular Field -- more of a hitter's haven -- isn't ideal for Latos, though. Injuries have dragged him down the last two years, too. If he wins a rotation spot he's worth a gamble as a late-rounder in deep mixed leagues.
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:58:14 -0800
Fantasy Tip: The White Sox appear to be really high on Fulmer, their first-round selection in the 2015 draft, and Hahn wouldn't rule out a late-2016 promotion if he pushes the envelope with a strong performance this year. In nine appearances at the Rookie and Class A levels in 2015, Fulmer posted a 1.96 ERA and struck out 26 batters over 23 innings. Owners in AL-only and dynasty leagues should monitor the 22-year-old right-hander's progress throughout the season.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:10:50 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Ethier is a depth outfielder in fantasy that will likely sit out against left-handers.
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:21:35 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Ethier, who'll be 34 this year, has essentially become a platoon player against right-handed pitching at this stage of his career. In limited at-bats he was quite effective in 2015 (.294 average, 14 home runs), and he could see an even bigger role in a much more friendly hitter's park if he landed in Chicago. Ethier would still likely be more of outfield depth in deep mixed leagues, though.
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 07:09:51 -0800
Fantasy Tip: LaRoche had an abysmal season at the plate last year, batting just .207 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs in 429 at-bats while striking out 133 times. However, he could be worth a late-round flier in AL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues due to the improved offensive protection in the White Sox lineup.
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 11:36:18 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Whoever wins the battle between Turner and Johnson is projected to be the sole right-handed starter in Chicago's rotation, along with SPs Chris Sale, Carlos Rodon, Jose Quintana and John Danks. Both righties are worth monitoring as potential late-round fliers for AL-only fantasy leagues.
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 11:19:29 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Saladino played in 11 games at shortstop last season, receiving seven starts. The 26-year-old hit just .225 with four home runs, 20 RBIs and eight steals in 68 games overall, while seeing most of his action at the hot corner. Saladino should only be viewed as infield depth in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:16:34 -0800
Chicago White Sox OF Adam Eaton (shoulder) has been able to participate in his normal offseason conditioning program after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder in October. He is expected to be ready for spring training camp, even though he has experienced some fatigue and loss of muscle mass.
Fantasy Tip: Eaton hit .287 with 14 home runs, 56 RBIs and 18 RBIs in 153 regular-season games last year. He should be selected in the middle rounds of drafts for AL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:59:19 -0800
Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia is in excellent shape and is 20 pounds lighter than he was at the end of the 2015 season and has a new plan in place for the 2016 season with the help of hitting coach Todd Steverson. Garcia said he has worked with Steverson on finding a consistent stance. "You have more chances when you swing at strikes because you can see, when I swing at strikes, I can hit like the start of the season. I know I can do better. That's why I've been preparing myself. When you work hard and prepare for something, you don't have a chance to fall. Prepare yourself, be focused and play every game right," Garcia said.
Fantasy Tip: You won't have to pay much for a potential rebound season from Garcia in fantasy drafts in the late rounds of deep mixed leagues. He's still only 24, too, so he could develop more power, and he's in the perfect environment for it in a lineup that is boosted by the arrival of Brett Lawrie and Todd Frazier. Definitely post-hype sleeper potential here at a cheap price.
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:49:59 -0800
Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia is hoping to be a viable threat on the basepaths this season, after being successful on just seven of 14 attempts last year. He has just 14 stolen bases in 289 career MLB games but had 78 steals over seven minor league seasons, including 23 steals in 2012.
Fantasy Tip: Garcia had a somewhat disappointing 2015 campaign, batting .257 with 13 home runs and 59 RBIs in 148 regular-season games, which explains why he's trying to be more of a threat to steal bases. He should be selected in the middle rounds of AL-only leagues and the deeper rounds of mixed leagues.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:47:40 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Garcia had a decent 2015 season when he recorded a .257 batting average with 13 home runs. He should be in the starting lineup most of the time this season and could be a late-round options in deeper mixed leagues as well as a fine AL-only league option.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:42:43 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Cespedes is a legit OF2 in fantasy with big power potential.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:34:16 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Lawrie will likely be Chicago's starting second baseman this year, but he'll maintain third base eligibility, too. He was finally able to stay healthy over a full season and set career highs in home runs (16) and RBI (60) with the Oakland Athletics. He could best those numbers in a better hitting environment in Chicago with another healthy season.
Fri, 01 Jan 2016 17:23:33 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Both Cespedes and Gordon are looking for contract offers that are longer than three years, so it appears to be a long-shot that either player will be calling U.S. Cellular Field home in 2016. Cespedes should be drafted in the early rounds of fantasy baseball drafts regardless of where he ends up, while Gordon should be selected in the middle rounds for mixed leagues.
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