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Fri, 27 May 2016 14:50:02 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey had hitters in the batter's box during his side session Friday, May 27. He is still schedule to face the Chicago White Sox Monday, May 30. "His sides have been out of sight," manager Terry Collins said Friday. "It's when the games have started that there's some things that are getting changed (mechanically). So we just wanted to put some hitters in there. Basically, it's a side (session) with a hitter in the batter's box, because there are some things we're seeing when the hitters are in there that need to get fixed."
Fantasy Tip: Harvey has been a mess on the hill, and while there is plenty of reason to be optimistic about a bounce back, he cannot be started with confidence in any fantasy format. Despite his career-best 24.4 soft-hit percentage, Harvey has a career-high 3.74 BABIP, so there is some tough luck baked into his current struggles. Testing the trade market as a buyer and seller isn't a bad idea.
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:53:27 -0700
New York Mets OF Michael Conforto is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Julio Urias Friday, May 27. OF Juan Lagares draws into center field and is batting sixth. OF Yoenis Cespedes shifts over to left field and is hitting cleanup.
Fantasy Tip: Lagares isn't terrible with the lumber, but he's much better with the glove. He's hitting .273 but has very little power upside. That makes him not all that attractive as a low-priced flyer in daily games, especially facing a young pitching phenom in his major league debut. Cespedes should be started with confidence everywhere.
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:46:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera didn't even see one at-bat before being removed for back spasms, but he's back in there tonight, so his condition must not be serious. He's facing a teenage pitching phenom making his major league debut tonight. Cabrera has been solid against lefties in the year (.310/.356/.357) but has zero home runs. Hitting second, he's worth midrange consideration at shortstop Friday night.
Fri, 27 May 2016 11:19:00 -0700
New York Mets SS Wilmer Flores (hamstring) will not be activated from the disabled list Friday, May 27, as he remains on a minor league rehab assignment and will play again for Class AA Binghamton Friday. Flores was hitless in both games this week but should be activated shortly.
Fantasy Tip: When Flores is ready, he's expected to be the primary first baseman with Lucas Duda (back) out. Flores is hitting only .180 in the majors this year but does have some pop for a regular middle infielder. He could be a useful stopgap in NL-only leagues with regular playing time.
Thu, 26 May 2016 10:26:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Flores is expected to slot in at first base with Lucas Duda (back) out. He hit 16 homers last season, but he was off to a rough start in '16. Expect him to split time with Eric Campbell and be a matchup play in DFS or a low-end NL-only option.
Wed, 25 May 2016 17:37:20 -0700
New York Mets SP Steven Matz (7-1) allowed four hits over eight scoreless innings in a victory over the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 25, with one walk and seven strikeouts. It was the longest outing of his MLB career.
Fantasy Tip: Matz has won seven consecutive decisions and has posted a 1.13 ERA over this stretch. He should be viewed as a must-start option in all fantasy formats as long as he keeps pitching this well.
Wed, 25 May 2016 14:57:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera is off to a respectable start with 14 runs, three home runs, 17 RBI and a .283/.335/.392 slash line. He is a low-end option in the majority of leagues, but his full-time at-bats carry plenty of value in deep mixed and NL-only formats. Stay tuned for updates, but it looks like Cabrera should be back Friday.
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:49:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds is 0-for-6 in his young career, and hit just .238 in 130 at-bats at Class AAA Las Vegas. He's not much of an option in fantasy if Cabrera is out for a stretch.
Wed, 25 May 2016 09:16:15 -0700
New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) worked out Wednesday, May 25, and is throwing with no issues. He'll start more rigorous workouts Thursday, May 26, according to assistant general manager John Ricco.
Fantasy Tip: D'Arnaud was a breakout candidate at catcher this year, so he's been a big disappointment to his owners with a .196 average and just one RBI in 46 at-bats before his injury. Because of his offensive upside at a weak position, he needs to be stashed in the majority of leagues. Kevin Plawecki has been seeing the majority of starts behind the plate but is weak replacement with a .186/.286/.267 slash line.
Wed, 25 May 2016 08:07:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Harvey is 3-7 with a 6.08 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP. He's borderline unusable right now except in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 24 May 2016 20:33:58 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey once again had an off outing Tuesday, May 24, versus the Washington Nationals. He went five innings, giving up five runs on eight hits, including three home runs. He also walked two and struck out only one.
Fantasy Tip: If there was a positive to take away from this outing, it's that Harvey was actually doing fine in the beginning, before falling victim to the long ball in his last two innings, when the Nats supplied their three dingers off the right-hander. Other than that, his struggles continued, and his recent drop in strikeouts has to be considered alarming. Even so, he's way too talented to simply drop and owners are pretty much forced to ride this out until he can get into a groove again. He'll figure it out.
Tue, 24 May 2016 12:53:47 -0700
New York Mets 3B David Wright is not in the lineup Tuesday, May 24, against the Washington Nationals. 3B Ty Kelly is batting eighth against Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg. The team has also moved SS Asdrubal Cabrera to the No. 2 spot in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Wright has dealt with back issues in recent games, but this appears to be a normal night out of the starting lineup. Kelly was hitting .391 in the minors at the time of his promotion and may be worth a flyer in DFS leagues Tuesday night. Wait and see how Kelly is used before picking him up in other leagues. As for Cabrera, he has five hits in his last four games and is worth the fantasy risk because of his movement up the lineup.
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:25:13 -0700
The New York Mets have "some curiosity" about San Diego Padres 1B James Loney, according to a source. Loney can opt out with Class AAA El Paso for a major league contract. The Mets are not interested in New York Yankees 1B Nick Swisher, who is also in the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Loney has always been a line-drive hitter that can carry a respectable average, but he lacks home runs (career-high 15 home runs back in 2007). He probably would only play first base against right-handed pitchers for the Mets, and he'd be a short-term stopgap with Lucas Duda (back) hurt. If the Mets land him, he'd probably only be attractive to those in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:14:55 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey was given the option of skipping a rematch with the Washington Nationals this week, but he turned that down. Harvey will start against the Nationals Tuesday, May 24, despite allowing a career-high nine runs in a career-low 2 2/3 innings last Thursday. "I'm not a quitter. I'm not going to just quit and put the ball down. It's a fight. It was good for me to do that," Harvey said.
Fantasy Tip: Harvey's career high in innings last year on the way to a World Series run could be the main culprit for his bad start in 2016. He's sporting a 5.77 ERA heading into Tuesday to go along with a 1.65 WHIP. You'd be wise to hold him out today to see if he can rebound before trusting him in your lineups moving forward.
Mon, 23 May 2016 22:06:25 -0700
New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon allowed one run on five hits in seven innings against the Washington Nationals Monday, May 23, to earn his fourth win of the season. He struck out two batters and walked two during the game.
Fantasy Tip: Colon has pitched well this season and has allowed more than three runs in only one of his 10 starts. He is scheduled to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in his next start and should be a solid starting option in most leagues.
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