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Tue, 03 May 2016 14:29:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: While Garcia does have three home runs and nine RBI, he's hitting just .214 and continues to frustrate his fantasy owners despite plenty of potential. Coming off the injury, you'll probably want to keep him benched where he's owned in order for him to prove his health.
Tue, 03 May 2016 14:12:43 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana has tossed 16 straight scoreless innings and Boston Red Sox hitters are batting only 15-for-69 (.217) against him with no home runs or walks. Quintana is 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA in five career starts against Boston. He faces the Red Sox Tuesday, May 3.
Fantasy Tip: Quintana is certainly off to a masterful start (3-1, 1.47 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 9.4 K/9), but the Red Sox have been one of the better offenses in the American League and could pose a threat to his scoreless streak right off the bat. Most people aren't benching Quintana in traditional leagues right now, but it would be wise to avoid paying up for him in daily setups.
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:51:40 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia (hamstring) remains out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 3. OF Jerry Sands is the designated hitter and is batting seventh against Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright.
Fantasy Tip: Not only is Garcia hurt now, but he's hitting only .214 (15-for-70) after the first month. His ownership should be limited to deep mixed and AL-only leagues, and you'll have to keep him benched for now. Sands is more of a dice roll as a deep sleeper in daily games for his power stroke.
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:24:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: A former top pitching prospect, Johnson has shaky skills as a starter and had a fortunate 3.34 ERA in six starts for the Pale Hose last season. He also walked 4.4 hitters per nine and can be hurt by his spotty control. This could just be a spot start, too, and the matchup is not forgiving. Pass on Johnson now unless you're desperate in AL-only leagues for an arm.
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:15:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Danks had a miserable start with a 7.25 ERA and only 16 strikeouts and 11 walks in 22 1/3 innings in his four starts. He can be sent to the waiver wire if he was still owned in deeper leagues. Erik Johnson is expected to take his place in the rotation at least for a spot start, but he's only AL material if he sticks.
Sun, 01 May 2016 15:16:47 -0700
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale labored through 5 1/3 innings but minimized the damage created on five hits and four walks by only allowing one run and striking out six in a victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, May 1.
Fantasy Tip: Thankfully for Sale's sake, his "awful" is much better than that of his counterpart on Sunday, Ubaldo Jimenez. Owners have nothing to worry about with the Chicago ace, however, as Sale has permitted no more than one run in any of his last four outings and is finally getting the run support this season that has eluded him in previous years. He's a good bet to notch his seventh win in as many tries when the White Sox host the Minnesota Twins this weekend.
Sun, 01 May 2016 14:20:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lawrie is batting .290 with four home runs and 10 RBI on the season, so he can thank Camden Yards for playing a part in his recent power display. Still, his overall numbers are more than serviceable for a fantasy second baseman, and he now appears to be well on track to surpass last year's career high of 16 homers. He should remain in fantasy lineups when the White Sox begin a series at home against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.
Sun, 01 May 2016 08:50:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: SS Jimmy Rollins is out of the lineup for the second consecutive day but he is not believed to be injured. Sanchez should be viewed as nothing more than desperation cap relief in daily fantasy games.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:21:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Latos was due to a stinker sooner or later, and this wasn't all that bad. He still has a 1.84 ERA on the season, remaining a must-start in AL-only fantasy leagues and most mixed formats.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:37:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jerry Sands drew the start Saturday, but he doesn't move the needle in fantasy.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:42:37 -0700
Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia and SS Jimmy Rollins are not in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman Saturday, April 30. INF Tyler Saladino will bat second and play shortstop, while OF Jerry Sands will bat seventh and serve as the designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: Saladino is batting .174 with a home run and three RBI in 24 at-bats, while Sands is 5-for-20 with a home run and three RBI. Both players should be viewed as sources of desperation salary cap relief in daily fantasy games.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:48:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Danks has allowed five runs or more in all but one of his outings this season and has an earned-run average of 7.25 over 22 1/3 innings. He is not a viable pitching option in any fantasy format due to his high ERA and lack of strikeouts.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:52:12 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox RP David Robertson is expected to return to the team Sunday, May 1. RP Nate Jones will be the primary closer with Robertson unavailable, but RPs Matt Albers and Zach Duke are possibilities, too, according to manager Robin Ventura.
Fantasy Tip: Jones is worth a flier if you're desperate for saves, but otherwise, Jones, Albers and Duke are fantasy afterthoughts in the majority of leagues. It is nice to know that Jones is next in line, though, so saves vultures could potentially hang onto him. Robertson's job is one of the most secure in the majors, though.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:09:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Nate Jones, who has a 0.84 ERA and nine K's in 10 2/3 innings this year, should take over the closing duties with Robertson out. Jones' short-term value sees a huge boost in the ninth-inning role, and those in daily transaction leagues in need of saves should add him immediately.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:47:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Quintana has thrown a quality start in all five of his outings this season and has tossed 13 scoreless innings over his last two starts. He is scheduled to make his next start against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, May 3, and is worth considering for daily fantasy games.
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