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Mets | Michael Conforto won't play first base

Fri, 27 May 2016 18:16:34 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto will not be used at first base while 1B Lucas Duda (back) remains sidelined, even though he has been spotted fielding grounders at the position recently, according to manager Terry Collins. "He is not a first baseman," Collins said. "We here are not here to take a kid who has never played first base at the major-league level - and in a situation where we're expected to win a lot - and put an inexperienced guy in a tough position."

Fantasy Tip: The 23-year-old Conforto is batting .270 with eight home runs and 24 RBI through 148 at-bats but is not considered a great defensive player. INF Eric Campbell has seen most of the action at first base in the last few days, although INF Wilmer Flores (hamstring) will probably see the bulk of the playing time there once he returns from the disabled list. Flores should be grabbed in NL-only fantasy leagues if he is still available.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Mike Axisa


Mets | NYM looking for help at first base

Fri, 27 May 2016 17:03:29 -0700

With New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) sidelined indefinitely, general manager Sandy Alderson plans to explore external options at first base. INF Eric Campbell has started four consecutive games at the position and INF Wilmer Flores (hamstring) could also see time there once he is activated from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Campbell and Flores should be viewed as NL-only fantasy options at this point, with Flores having more upside because of his power potential and positional versatility. The Mets could consider trading for a player such as Atlanta Braves INF/OF Kelly Johnson, who spent time with the club last season, or pursuing San Diego Padres minor league 1B James Loney, who can opt out of his deal if a job is available at the MLB level.

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Mets | Matt Harvey tosses modified side session

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 scheduled 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 .374 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.

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Mets | No Michael Conforto vs. lefty

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.

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Mets | Asdrubal Cabrera returns to action

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:46:51 -0700

New York Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is returning to the starting lineup and is hitting second against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Julio Urias Friday, May 27.

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.

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Mets | Wilmer Flores not active Friday

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.

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Mets | Wilmer Flores likely done with rehab

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:26:19 -0700

New York Mets 2B Wilmer Flores (hamstring) went 0-for-3 at Class AA Binghamton Thursday, May 26, which likely completes his rehab assignment.

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.

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Mets | Steven Matz extends winning streak

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.

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Mets | Asdrubal Cabrera not worried about injury

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:57:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera (back) said he will be ready to play against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 27.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin


Mets | Asdrubal Cabrera exits with back spasms

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:49:54 -0700

New York Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera (back) left the game Wednesday, May 25, with back spasms. SS Matthew Reynolds replaced him.

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.

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Mets | Travis d'Arnaud making progress

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.

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Mets | Matt Harvey will make next start

Wed, 25 May 2016 08:07:54 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey will not have his next start skipped, and he's pegged to start Monday, May 30, against the Chicago White Sox.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComo


Mets | Matt Harvey yields five runs again

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.

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Mets | David Wright not in Tuesday lineup

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.

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Mets | New York interested in James Loney

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.

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New York Mets Player News

Abreu Michel 1B
Ahmed German SS
Almeida Adrian P
Alvarado Giancarlo RP
Alvarez Manny P
Ambres Chip OF
Armas Jr. Tony RP
Arroyo Rafael C
Ashley Nevin C
Barboso Andrew P
Barrett Michael C
Bastardo Antonio RP
Becerra Wuilmer OF
Bell Bubba OF
Below Duane RP
Bennett Charles P
Bernadina Roger OF
Birdwell Peter P
Blevins Jerry RP
Botts Jason OF
Bradford Chase P
Brown Kyle OF
Budgell Matthew P
Burt Jr. Jim 1B
Bynum Mike P
Cabrera Asdrubal SS
Cabrera Jolbert INF
Camacho Eddie P
Campbell Eric 3B
Campos Francisco SP
Carreno Joel SP
Carrillo Xorge C
Casanova Raul C
Castillo Javier SS
Castillo Jonathan P
Castro Rafael P
Cecchini Gavin SS
Cespedes Yoenis OF
Chacin Gustavo SP
Chavez Raul C
Chirinos Luis P
Church John P
Clements Zac C
Cohoon Mark P
Colon Bartolo SP
Colon Melvin P
Conforto Michael OF
Conrad Brooks 2B
Cooper David 1B
Coronado Jose SS
Coultas Ryan SS
Cullen Ryan P
d'Arnaud Travis C
De Aza Alejandro OF
De Los Santos Pedro P
deGrom Jacob SP
Devaney Mike P
Doyle Dock C
Duda Lucas 1B
Eager Blake P
Edgin Josh RP
Emaus Brad 2B
Familia Jeurys RP
Field Nate RP
Figueroa Luis SS
Fisher Matt 2B
Flores Wilmer SS
Fournier Christopher OF
Fox Matt P
Gaerlan Armand SS
Garcia Jose X. C
Garcia Luis A. 1B
Garcia Travis INF
Garcia Yunir C
Gautreau Jake INF
Geremy Leandro P
Gibson Derrik SS
Gilmartin Sean P
Goeddel Erik P
Gomez Raywilly C
Gonzalez Ernesto INF
Gonzalez Humberto SS
Granderson Curtis OF
Grimes Scott OF
Gronauer Kai C
Haines Timothy P
Hampson Justin RP
Hansen Jed 2B
Harper Brett INF
Harvey Matt SP
Hathaway Aaron C
Henderson Jim RP
Henn Sean RP
Hernandez Jose P
Hernandez Kenny 3B
Hernandez Luis X. P
Herrera Dilson 2B
Hietpas Joe P
Hodge Lachlan P
Hoffmann Jamie OF
Hope Travis P
Hubbard Marshall INF
Hyde Scott P
Jacobs Jason C
Johnson Ben J. OF
Johnson Kyle OF
Johnson Mark P. 1B
Jostock Will P
Kawal Brandon OF
Kelly Ty INF
Kolarek Adam P
Komiyama Satoru SP
Krauss Marc 1B
Lagares Juan OF
Langill Eric C
Lora Eddie 1B
Lucas Richard 3B
Lujan John P
Malo Jon INF
Manriquez Salomon C
Martin Tom RP
Martinez Pedro P. SP
Mateo Luis INF
Mateo Waner P
Matos Luis OF
Matz Steven SP
Mazzilli L.J. 2B
McGinley Blake RP
Mendez Victor 1B
Mincone John P
Missigman Craig P
Mitchell D.J. SP
Monell Johnny C
Montero Rafael SP
Montgomery Christian P
Moore Brandon P
Morales Ricardo SP
Morgan William P
Moviel Scott P
Mulvey Kevin SP
Muniz Carlos P
Muno Danny INF
Musser Neal RP
Navarrete Ray INF
Navarro Norberto C
Newman James INF
Nimmo Brandon OF
Nitkowski C.J. RP
Owen Dylan P
Parra Jose P
Perez Fernando OF
Peterson Brock 1B
Pettyjohn Adam SP
Pimentel Stolmy RP
Plawecki Kevin C
Price Ritchie INF
Psomas William SS
Ramirez Edgar P
Reed Addison RP
Reyes Jose A. C
Reynolds Matthew SS
Ricardo Lednier C
Risinger Kyle P
Rivera Rene C
Robertson Connor P
Robles Hansel P
Roche James OF
Rojas Hengelbert OF
Romero Niuman 2B
Roper-Hubbert Bradley C
Rosado Jose P
Rosario Adrian P
Rosario Amed SS
Ryan Dusty C
Sanchez Ali C
Sanchez Yeiger P
Santiago Jose RP
Schmoll Steve RP
Scott Lorenzo OF
Shelton Chris 1B
Shields Robert SS
Sides Andrew P
Silva Luis P
Smith David P
Smith Dominic 1B
Soriano Derlin P
Sparks Richard P
Stewart Scott RP
Strange Pat SP
Stronach Timothy P
Suggs Bryan OF
Swindell Mike P
Syndergaard Noah SP
Talbot Mitch SP
Tankersley Taylor RP
Taylor Blake P
Tejada Juan INF
Thornton Zack P
Torres David P
Tsujimoto Kent P
Tuschak Joe OF
Urdaneta Lino P
Valdez Santiago P
Valentin Jose X. P
Vasquez Jorge P
Vaughn Cory OF
Vaughn Tyler 3B
Verrett Logan RP
Walker Brian P
Walker Neil 2B
Wallace James C
Walters Jeff P
Welch Brandon P
Wells Andy P
Wells Cory OF
Wheeler Zack SP
Whitenton Taylor P
Williams Joseph P
Wilson Andy 3B
Wright David 3B
Wyrick Josh OF
Zech Bryan 2B

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Bones Ricky TO
Collins Terry MAN
Debus Jon TO
Goodwin Tom TO
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