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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:27:28 -0800
Chicago White Sox SP Erik Johnson appears to have a leg up over SPs Carson Fulmer and Frankie Montas for the No. 5 spot in the team's starting rotation, according to general manager Rick Hahn. "If Opening Day were today, then I think Johnson is penciled in to that spot in the rotation right now," Hahn said. "In all probability, once we get closer to spring, there will be some competition for him to earn that spot."
Fantasy Tip: Johnson went 3-1 with a 3.34 ERA over six starts in the majors last season, with 30 strikeouts over 35 innings. He could potentially be the only right-handed starter in a rotation that includes Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, Carlos Rodon and John Danks. Johnson is worth monitoring during spring training in AL-only leagues.
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:37:10 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Avila really regressed after a .295-19-82 breakout year in 2011. He'll push Tyler Flowers for playing time, but he's an AL-only option at best.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:12:55 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Kahnle carries minimal fantasy value, as he had an 0-1 record and 4.86 earned run average, but his WHIP of 1.77 is particularly worrisome. Almonte was 11-7 in Class A ball with 38 walks and 110 strikeouts. He could be someone to watch in a couple years, so Almonte may be worth stashing away in a deep dynasty league.
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:59:21 -0800
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:45:53 -0800
Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia is available in a trade this winter, and the White Sox have entertained offers for him this month, according to major league sources. However, Chicago remains optimistic on him after he hit .257/.309/.365 with 13 home runs and 59 RBI in 601 plate appearances in 2015. But the White Sox have more options around Garcia, namely OFs Melky Cabrera and Trayce Thompson. Garcia struck out 54 times and had only eight walks from June 9 to Aug. 3 last year. Garcia is also a below-average defender in the outfield.
Fantasy Tip: Garcia is still only 24 years old, so he has plenty of upside left, it just may not come with the White Sox as they look to upgrade other parts of their roster. Chicago is an ideal location for a hitter, though, so if he remains with the Pale Hose, he could easily improve on his power and average if he can be more consistent with his command of the strike zone. He's one to watch as a value pick in fantasy drafts in 2016.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:18:42 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Samardzija projects to receive plenty of attention in the free-agent market, and his fantasy value will be heavily influenced by where he signs. Samardzija has bounce-back appeal for the 2016 season, especially if he returns to the National League. Stay tuned for updates.
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:05:05 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Samardzija had a rough year in Chitown this year, going 11-13 with a 4.96 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 32 starts. He allowed a career-high 228 hits, 118 earned runs and 29 home runs on the year. He's probably benefit from a change of scenery and could be a real nice bounceback candidate for savvy fantasy owners that capitalize on his reduced 2016 price.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:11:43 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez is just a year removed from a .273-15-74 season with 21 steals. He can be a midrange option at a thin position, despite him being 34 years old.
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:07:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After only batting .224 prior to the All-Star break, Ramirez rebounded nicely during the second half, hitting .277 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs in 271 at-bats. You could do worse at the shortstop position in AL-only leagues next season but owners in universal leagues should aim higher.
Sat, 17 Oct 2015 05:22:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Samardzija should receive interest from several teams this offseason and could be a target for teams not looking to sign one of the top free agents at the position. He had an ERA close to 5.00 this season and finished the regular season with an 11-13 record. Samardzija could be a middle-round option in deeper leagues next season.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:05:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Shuck ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is batting .273 with no home runs and 15 RBIs through 139 at-bats this season. Better outfield options are available in FantasyScore for a similar price.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:04:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Olt ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has primarily served as the team's third baseman over the last few weeks but moves across the diamond to play first in the regular-season finale. Since Sept. 1, he is batting just .211 with three home runs, four RBIs and 29 strikeouts in 76 at-bats. Avoid using him in FantasyScore.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:01:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sale ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) capped off a strong season by setting the club record, and his strikeout potential should make him one of the first pitchers selected in drafts when the 2016 season rolls around.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:39:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Shuck ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) lands in a slam-dunk matchup, and he has shown well when given an opportunity this season with a .351 on-base percentage. There isn't a lot of upside, but Simon has allowed a .877 OPS to left-handed hitters. Shuck is a nice low-priced target at FantasyScore Friday.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:32:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: LaRoche ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has been relegated to bench duty late in the season, so he checks out a flier for FantasyScore players Friday. However, it is a high-end matchup with Simon ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) allowing 20 runs over his past 25 1/3 innings. Make sure to avoid Abreu ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday.
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