Miami Marlins news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:31:21 -0700
Miami Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria went 3-for-5 in a rare game in which he was hitting leadoff Thursday, May 26, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He hit his third home run of the season and finished with two runs and two RBI.
Fantasy Tip: Although he's mostly known for his superb defense, Hechavarria is capable of going on decent stretches with the bat. The 27-year-old shortstop could be in the process of one right now, as he's 7-for-17 in his last four ballgames. He's better suited for NL-only leagues, but might have something to offer owners in deep mixed leagues as well on occasion.
Thu, 26 May 2016 15:39:26 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez leads the majors in strikeouts accumulated by the slider, as his six on Thursday, May 26, give him 51 for the season. Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer is in second in that department with 41, while New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda trails close behind with 40. Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw is fourth with 39 punch-outs utilizing his slider.
Fantasy Tip: Simply put, Fernandez is enjoying a phenomenal season, and this stat adds to the depth of just how terrific he's been. After Thursday's win, Fernandez is now 7-2 with a 2.82 ERA, not to mention while having an insane 90 strikeouts in just 60 2/3 innings. Keep trotting him out there with high hopes every time he toes the rubber.
Thu, 26 May 2016 15:28:22 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez was brilliant once again Thursday, May 26, versus the Tampa Bay Rays. He tossed seven strong innings, yielding only one run on a solo homer in the third. Overall, he scattered six hits and one walk and struck out 12 batters, en route to picking up his seventh victory of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Look out, as Fernandez has been in some kind of rhythm over his past handful of starts. In fact, in each of his last four outings, the Cuban right-hander has worked at least six innings, while allowing no more than one run and striking out nine or more batters. The 23-year-old is an elite option to deploy in all leagues, and he appears to be on pace for his second career All-Star berth.
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:57:14 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich (back) hit in the batting cage Wednesday, May 25, and said he is feeling better despite missing a fifth straight game with back spasms. Manager Don Mattingly said the Marlins are being cautious with Yelich. He's hitting .320 with five home runs and 20 RBI on the year.
Fantasy Tip: The Marlins clearly don't think Yelich's injury is serious enough for a DL stint, so consider him day-to-day. Despite lacking obvious power, Yelich is one of the best all-around hitters in the league with a sweet lefty swing. He's barreling up balls with regularity and should continue to be a great source of average and runs. Put him back in all starting lineups when he's ready to return.
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:20:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hechavarria hasn't made much of an impact this season, and it might come as a surprise that he's hitting just .160 against lefties. He has upside at leadoff, but he's probably not a great choice against Drew Smyly. It's much of the same for Johnson, who isn't worth consideration in the barebones lineup today.
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:10:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Yelich is out for the sixth straight game. Ozuna has been mashing this month with a .427-6-15 line. He's without the protection of Giancarlo Stanton, however. Lefty Drew Smyly is on the hill, and Ozuna is hitting .485 with four homers in 33 at-bats against lefties. Ozuna is an easy decision to start today.
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:09:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's a tough break for Stanton because he broke a slump with a home run the night before the soreness pulled him from the lineup. It's pretty telling that he has been held out two days in a row when the team has the designated hitter available in Tampa. Gillespie is hitting .154 with seven K's in 13 at-bats. He isn't a good option against Drew Smyly.
Wed, 25 May 2016 21:36:43 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Justin Nicolino picked up a no-decision in his start Wednesday, May 25, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He went 5 2/3 innings, yielding three runs on eight hits and one walk. He also struck out a career-high six batters.
Fantasy Tip: While six strikeouts may not seem like a lot, it's still a positive step for the 24-year-old, who has had issues racking up strikeouts since first coming up last season. Nicolino has put together some acceptable work through his first six starts of the campaign, but his ceiling is low, which is why he's better suited for NL-only leagues at the moment.
Wed, 25 May 2016 15:01:13 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich (back) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, May 25. OF Cole Gillespie is starting in left field and is batting eighth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Andriese.
Fantasy Tip: Yelich remains day-to-day, but the longer his back remains an issue, the greater chances of him landing on the DL. Stay tuned for news on his progress. Gillespie has only eight at-bats this year and six total home runs in six years in the majors. He's a desperation pick in DFS play this evening.
Wed, 25 May 2016 14:39:55 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (side) is out of the starting lineup with "a little soreness" in his right side Wednesday, May 25, according to manager Don Mattingly. OF Ichiro Suzuki is starting in right field and batting leadoff against Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Andriese.
Fantasy Tip: Stanton did hit a home run last night, but he's been struggling big time in recent weeks. He's hitting just .173 with four home runs and 31 strikeouts in 75 at-bats in May. Despite the slump, Stanton should continue to be started in all formats when he's in the lineup. Perhaps the rest day will help him get back on track. Suzuki went hitless yesterday but has been red-hot at the plate and isn't a bad flier to take in daily games tonight.
Tue, 24 May 2016 20:09:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Stanton hit his first home run in seven games Tuesday but still has only three games during that span. Stanton should still be in starting lineups because of his power potential, but owners in daily fantasy leagues may want to look at other options.
Tue, 24 May 2016 11:08:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Prado's high BABIP means his average will surely come down over the course of the season, but the veteran third baseman is a career .293 hitter. There's almost no power to speak of, but if you need help in the average department, he's your guy. He's also tremendously valuable as an underrated player in on-base percentage leagues.
Tue, 24 May 2016 08:01:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bour has been all or nothing of late with a .235-6-11 line this month. He's a midrange option against Jake Odorizzi.
Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ichiro is drawing his fourth consecutive start, and he is 12-for-16 (.750) the last week. Twenty-two of his 25 hits have been singles this year, but that kind of production isn't something you can ignore. He's a lower-middle option against Jake Odorizzi today.
Mon, 23 May 2016 21:17:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ozuna is hitting close to .400 so far this month and has 10 multi-hit games during that span. Ozuna should be a starting option in all leagues as long as he is on this hot streak.
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