Cleveland Indians news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 05 May 2016 18:27:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This is the game fantasy owners have been waiting for from Dr. Smooth, who spent most of April completing his rehab from offseason shoulder surgery. Brantley is a five-category producer when he is right, and this game might be a pretty good sign that he is close. Keep him in lineups as Cleveland hits the road this weekend to do battle with the Houston Astros.
Thu, 05 May 2016 11:23:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Davis' playing time has been sparse of late, but his seven steals should keep him in traditional lineups. He's a low-end option in DFS against Michael Fulmer. Santana has showed good plate discipline with seven walks the last five games, but he earns more value out of the leadoff spot. He's a midrange consideration. Gimenez isn't worth DFS consideration in his first start of the season.
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:50:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Brantley is just 4-for-24 with a single extra-base hit to start the season, and it seems he is taking some time to work his way back following shoulder surgery and starting the season on the disabled list. If there are any buy-low windows still open, you should pounce. And Brantley owners should remain patient because it's rare to find five-category contributors. He averaged 76 runs, 15 home runs, 85 RBI and 18 stolen bases with a .308/.366/.462 slash line from 2013 through 2015, after all.
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:48:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kluber currently boasts a 3.35 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP, and he has struck out 42 batters through 43 innings over his first six starts of the season. One concern, which is largely out of his control, is Kluber has just 10 wins through his past 37 starts. It is a bit of a drag on his fantasy value, but most nights, he does enough on the mound to win, so continue to start him confidently.
Wed, 04 May 2016 11:18:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Davis has two starts in the last seven days, but two off days are a factor as well. Lonnie Chisenhall's return has really cut into Davis' time. Davis has a .273-2-9 line with seven steals and is absolutely worth holding onto. However, he's tough to start if this trend continues.
Wed, 04 May 2016 11:14:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Santana isn't your typical leadoff hitter, and it trumps a lot of his fantasy value. He has a .238-4-12 line on the season, and he's really not a great DFS start in this spot. Chisenhall is hitting .200 in 25 at-bats and doesn't possess a ton of upside against Anibal Sanchez.
Wed, 04 May 2016 10:52:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco went on the DL April 25 and was expected to miss four to six weeks. He was off to a fine start, too with a 2-0 record, 2.45 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Carrasco is a low-end fantasy ace and should remain stashed everywhere.
Tue, 03 May 2016 19:43:05 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin moved to 4-0 on the year Tuesday, May 3, in a win over the Detroit Tigers. He worked six innings, yielding two runs on nine hits, while striking out five and walking none.
Fantasy Tip: Tomlin isn't the flashiest of starting pitchers but he's proven to be notably consistent throughout his career. With a 3.13 ERA on the year now, Tomlin is once again establishing himself as a steady source for solid numbers and quality starts. He won't rack up many strikeouts, but if he contributes pretty much everywhere else, that makes him a commodity to own in most leagues.
Tue, 03 May 2016 19:41:45 -0700
Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor went 3-for-4 Tuesday, May 3, against the Detroit Tigers, cranking his second home run of the season to go along with a double. He finished with three runs scored and three RBI.
Fantasy Tip: When it comes to shortstops, Lindor is quickly vaulting up the list of the best at his position, and only in his second year, too. Clearly, he's one of the league's brightest young stars and should continue to perform like it while residing in the middle of Cleveland's batting order. If you were smart enough to invest in his services this year, keep enjoying the ride.
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:26:49 -0700
Cleveland Indians OFs Rajai Davis and Lonnie Chisenhall are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 3. OF Marlon Byrd is in right field and hitting seventh, while OF Tyler Naquin is starting in center field and batting ninth against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.
Fantasy Tip: Neither Byrd nor Naquin are outstanding picks for daily rosters, but Byrd does have six hits in 13 at-bats against Verlander with a home run. Naquin has handled his own in 48 at-bats (.333 average). Both should be considered midrange outfield options as sleepers.
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:23:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The last time Santana faced Verlander in the leadoff spot he homered off him to lead off the game. Santana is hitting only .232 (13-for-56) in his career off Verlander, but he does have seven home runs and 11 RBI off him. Santana would be a wise investment in daily formats today.
Sun, 01 May 2016 11:06:31 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley and 3B Juan Uribe are not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, May 1. SS Jose Ramirez will start at third base and is batting first in the lineup. OF Rajai Davis will start in left field and is batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez is recorded seven hits in his last 15 at-bats and should be a fine starting option in daily fantasy leagues. Davis is hitting a solid .274 with two home runs and nine RBI this season and could be used in some leagues.
Sun, 01 May 2016 10:57:22 -0700
Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli (neck) is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, May 1. 1B Carlos Santana will start at first base and is batting fourth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Santana is hitting .300 with two doubles and one RBI over the last seven days. Santana could be a starting option in some mixed leagues, but owners in daily fantasy leagues probably can find better starting candidates.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:36:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Chisenhall scored twice and lifted his batting average to .227. He is showing signs of life following much of the first month spent on the disabled list, but Chisenhall is streaky and is the type of player better suited for daily leagues.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:49:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kipnis has two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored during the streak, and while he isn't the 20-20 threat he used to be, he is still a starting-caliber second baseman in all formats.
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