Kansas City Royals
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:20:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cueto ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) proved his health by throwing eight shutout innings against the Colorado Rockies in his last start for the Cincinnati Reds. He's gaining fantasy value with the move to a more pitcher-friendly ball park, but a matchup against the Blue Jays Friday in Toronto may make it tough for him to return any value on FantasyScore.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:07:34 -0700
Miami Marlins 3B Martin Prado could be a trade option for the Kansas City Royals, but the team is showing minimal interest in Prado at this point. The Marlins are willing to trade Prado if they receive the right deal.
Fantasy Tip: Prado ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) likely would be a utility player if he was traded to the Royals and probably would not see regular playing time. Prado should continue to see regular playing time if he stays with the Marlins and could be an option on FantasyScore against certain opponents.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:31:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The sample size is small, but Cheslor is hitting .333 with four RBI in the first five games if his major league career. Depending on his price tag, it could be worth taking advantage of Cheslor's hot start when he is added to the player pool at FantasyScore.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:26:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cain ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) had gone 3-for-21 in his previous five games, but he found his stroke Sunday. Cain's all-around production makes him a solid option at FantasyScore most days, and he is a great play against left-handed pitching.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:20:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gordon ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is still several weeks away from returning, but on the plus side, he hasn't suffered any type of setback.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:16:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ventura ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has been hot and cold all year, and despite the solid outing, he could lose his spot in the rotation to make room for the newly acquired Johnny Cueto ($8,900, 17.8% of cap). If he does stay in the rotation, he is a high-risk, high-reward option at FantasyScore.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:28:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cueto ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) is 3-1 with a 1.59 ERA through five starts this month and is 2-1 with a 3.58 ERA in five outings against American League teams this year. He remains one of the best FantasyScore starting pitching options available, regardless of the uniform he's wearing.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 12:07:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Despite the change of scenery, Cueto ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) should continue to be viewed as an elite starting pitching option in FantasyScore. If anything, a move to the American League might help him, because he will call Kauffman Stadium home instead of the hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:02:45 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Jarrod Dyson is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel Sunday, July 26. OF Paulo Orlando will start in left field and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Dyson ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) likely is sitting because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Orlando ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is hitting .273 with three home runs and 10 RBI this month and could be a cheaper option on FantasyScore.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:01:20 -0700
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez will serve as the designated hitter against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel Sunday, July 26, and is batting fourth in the lineup. C Drew Butera will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Perez ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is in the lineup but is receiving a day off from the field. He is hitting only .197 this month but could still be a solid option on FantasyScore. Butera ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should not be a starting option for fantasy owners.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:48:51 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel Sunday, July 26. 1B Kendrys Morales will start at first base and is batting third in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Hosmer ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup soon. Morales ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is hitting .244 with three home runs and 17 RBI this month and could be a starting option for owners on FantasyScore.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:35:43 -0700
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel Sunday, July 26. 3B Cheslor Cuthbert will start at third base and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Moustakas ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) likely is sitting out because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Cuthbert has gone 5-for-15 since joining the team but may not be a great fantasy option at this point.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 08:38:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: While other specifics of the deal will surface, fantasy owners should be happy to see Cueto ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) join the team with the best record in the American League. The Royals also boast the bullpen with the lowest ERA in the majors, and are a top defensive club. Cueto will now call Kauffman Stadium his home, which is a enviornment upgrade over Great American Ball Park, too. Everything turns up aces for Cueto in this deal. Continue to view him as a fantasy ace with the potential to finish the season out among the elite arms statistically.
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 06:44:48 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto was close to being traded to the Kansas City Royals, but the deal fell apart when one of the players that would have been acquired by Cincinnati did not check out medically, according to sources.
Fantasy Tip: Cueto ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) likely will be traded before the trade deadline, so owners should keep an eye out on where he will pitch next. Cueto has been one of the better pitchers over the last few seasons and should be a starting option on FantasyScore.
Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:16:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Morales ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is just 2-for-16 (.125) against Feldman and is hitting just .240 the last seven days. It's still difficult to find a three-hole hitter this cheap on FantasyScore. He's worth the roll of the dice.
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