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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:39:26 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez never made it to the parent club, instead drawing a 4.90 ERA in several appearances at Triple-A Omaha. A change of scenery could do Rodriguez good, but the likely reality is this pitcher is on his last legs as a major leaguer. If he is picked up by someone, monitor what the team does with Rodriguez before you slot him on a draft board.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:38:33 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Gordon has posted a .281/.359/.450 slash line with an average of 82 runs, 35 doubles, 18 home runs, 72 RBI and 10 stolen bases per season over the past five years. He is a high-floor hitter in seasonal leagues, but his offensive prime is likely in his rear-view mirror entering his age-32 campaign.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:46:03 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Young has become a solid pitcher again over the past two seasons, after numerous injuries derailed Young in the latter part of the past decade. Still, he's a risky play because another injury could derail his comeback. Young is worth a flyer in the later rounds of most drafts.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:04:44 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Span was having a great season for Washington (.301-5-22) with 11 stolen bases before an injury derailed his season (he only played in 61 games). He fits the Royals contact-based style of play and would fit in nicely in an outfield expected to lose Alex Gordon. Targets Span as an undervalued source of stolen bases in the middle rounds of 2016 fantasy drafts.
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 12:45:34 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Holland was not tendered a contract by the Royals because he will miss the entire 2016 season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Unless you are in a dynasty league and want to stash him as a keeper for 2017, there's no need to pick him up at this point.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:53:22 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Be wary of Escobar entering the 2016 fantasy season. He only stole 17 bases this year, which made his 76 runs his only plus-return in standard formats, if 76 runs can even be considered a plus. His playoff run could also lead to him being overvalued next spring. In almost all cases, you'll be better off letting someone else make Escobar a part of their virtual team.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:49:04 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Since moving to the bullpen, Davis owns a 0.97 ERA, a 0.82 WHIP and a 12.1 K/9 through 139 1/3 innings over the past two seasons. He projects as a top-tier closer heading into the 2016 season.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:44:21 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Gomes is nothing more than a cavernous mixed or only-league option at this stage of his career, and even in those formats, he is a low-end outfielder. After all, the 34-year-old veteran posted a .660 OPS with just seven home runs and 26 RBI over 262 plate appearances last season.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:29:57 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Guthrie's numbers (5.95 ERA in 148 1/3 innings this season, 29 home runs allowed) suggest a pitcher clearly in decline. At this stage, Guthrie has little fantasy value in any drafts.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 16:16:23 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Over his past five seasons, Gordon has posted a respectable .281/.359/.450 slash line with an average of 82 runs, 35 doubles, 18 home runs, 72 RBI and 10 stolen bases per year. Those numbers are brought down by his injury-shorted 2015 campaign, too. However, entering his age-32 season, Gordon's offensive prime is either past or nearing an end, so beware not to overvalue him on draft day next spring.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:02:16 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Rios could be a depth grab in drafts next season if he lands on a team with regular playing time.
Mon, 02 Nov 2015 05:11:37 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Salvy will be among the upper-echelon catchers in traditional drafts next year.
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 15:22:16 -0800
Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland (elbow) will not be tendered a contract for the 2016 season. Sources indicate the club would be happy to bring him back on another deal. Holland could have made over $11 million in arbitration.
Fantasy Tip: Holland should not be picked up at all unless you want to pick him up in a dynasty league and stash him as a keeper for 2017.
Sat, 31 Oct 2015 10:21:21 -0700
Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura allowed five runs on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the New York Mets in Game 3 of the World Series Friday, Oct. 30. He walked none and struck out one.
Fantasy Tip: With the loss, Ventura fell to 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA through five starts this postseason. He remains in line to start Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday, Nov. 4 (if necessary).
Fri, 30 Oct 2015 15:15:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Volquez left the team after Game 1 of the series Tuesday, Oct. 27, to fly home to the Dominican Republic to be with his family after losing his father to complications from heart disease.
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