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Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:41:07 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Johnny Cueto allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Houston Astros Friday, Oct. 9, in Game 2 of the American League Division Series. He walked three and struck out five.
Fantasy Tip: Cueto ($8,000, 16.0% of cap) had faced 21 different MLB teams this season prior to Friday's outing but the Astros had not been one of them. He gave up four runs to Houston over the first three innings but soon settled down after that. If the series is extended to five games, it's likely that Cueto will find himself making another start against the Astros.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:16:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Morales ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) was solid for the Royals all season, driving in 106 runs. He has picked up where he left off and should continue to be a safe, solid addition to lineups at FantasyScore.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:09:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ventura ($7,700, 15,4% of cap) went 4-1 with a 3.14 ERA in September and finished strong late, including 11 strikeouts against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, Oct. 3. He should be a solid top starter for the Royals. Cueto ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) struggled when he was with the Cincinnati Reds in the postseason and he hasn't lit the world on fire in Kansas City.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 12:02:38 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco Sunday, Oct. 4. OF Jarrod Dyson will start in center field and is batting ninth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Cain ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) probably will be ready for the playoffs but is out Sunday. Dyson ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has only three hits in his last 13 games and is not the best option for owners on FantasyScore.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 19:23:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cain ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has been one of the best all-around performers this year, and he should be one of the best options available at FantasyScore in the postseason.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 19:18:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ventura ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) has been solid the last two months, and he should be a valuable option at FantasyScore in the postseason.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 08:36:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gordon ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the near future. Orlando ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) was able to post a .306 batting average in September, but owners on FantasyScore likely will be able to find better options.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 08:28:36 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Kendrys Morales (quadriceps) is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone Saturday, Oct. 3. OF Jonny Gomes will serve as the designated hitter and is batting fifth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Morales ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) could be receiving another day off to rest his injured quadriceps. Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has only one hit in his last eight games and probably should be avoided by owners on FantasyScore.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 14:18:51 -0700
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (knee) and C Salvador Perez (thumb) will play against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, Oct. 3, while 1B Kendrys Morales (quadriceps) is expected to play Saturday.
Fantasy Tip: Cain ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) and Perez ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) can safely be returned to your seasonal lineups Saturday, but they're likely not high-end FantasyScore options. Morales ($5,300, 10.6% of cap), meanwhile, should be viewed as risky start in all fantasy formats Saturday. Continue to check back for updates.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:53:35 -0700
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (knee), 1B Kendrys Morales (quadriceps) and C Salvador Perez (thumb) are not in the starting lineup Friday, Oct. 2. OF Alex Rios (back) is starting in right field and batting sixth against Minnesota Twins SP Ervin Santana Friday.
Fantasy Tip: The Royals are cruising into the playoffs, so there is no reason to risk aggravating a minor injury for one of their everyday players. In seasonal leagues, Cain ($5,600, 11.2% of cap), Morales ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) and Perez ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) aren't slam-dunk owns over the final weekend of the year, and FantasyScore players shouldn't be excited about rolling out any Royals against a surging Santana ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) who has posted a 1.47 ERA over his past six outings.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:07:21 -0700
Kansas City Royals RP Wade Davis (back) was held out Thursday, Oct. 1, with a stiff back. RP Ryan Madson was used in the ninth inning instead against the Chicago White Sox. Manager Ned Yost said Davis' back isn't serious.
Fantasy Tip: Davis remains the Royals' closer with Greg Holland (elbow) having Tommy John surgery Friday, but it remains to be seen how much he'll pitch this weekend before the playoffs start.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:05:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Royals are trying to get healthy before another playoff run, so there's probably a good chance we don't see Perez ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) in the lineup tonight, which makes him a risky daily selection. Make sure he's in the lineup if you want to take him.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 09:03:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Morales ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) isn't dealing with a serious injury, but with the Royals trying to get healthy for the playoffs, there's a good bet he won't be in the lineup Friday night. Make absolute sure he's playing tonight before running with him on FantasyScore.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 21:39:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The injury doesn't sound serious, but check back on his status before using Morales ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) at FantasyScore over the next few days.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:52:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gomes ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has struggled (.143/.250/.238 slash line) since joining the Royals, but he boasts a respectable .830 slash OPS against left-handed pitchers this season, and he checks out as a solid low-priced option for FantasyScore players Thursday.
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