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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.
Mon, 23 May 2016 21:59:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cespedes and Walker rank one and two in home runs among the team so far this season and should continue to be in the middle of the lineup. Both players should be starting option in all leagues at this point.
Mon, 23 May 2016 21:58:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wright has picked up a hit in each of his last four games but is hitting only .225 on the season. He should still be a starting option in most mixed leagues but may not be a great option for owners in daily fantasy leagues.
Mon, 23 May 2016 16:47:42 -0700
New York Mets 1B Dominic Smith, the team's first-round pick in 2013, is not a candidate to be promoted to the major leagues with 1B Lucas Duda (back) injured, according to manager Terry Collins. Smith is only 20 years old and has less than two months of experience at Class AA. 2B Dilson Herrera was also considered for a call-up, but shifting 2B Neil Walker to first base wasn't an option.
Fantasy Tip: Smith should be watched in dynasty and keeper formats for the time being. Smith is hitting .272 (44-for-162) with four home runs and 31 RBI for Class AA Binghamton this year.
Mon, 23 May 2016 16:20:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Mets are hoping to have Wheeler enter their rotation July 1 after recovering from Tommy John surgery. Keep expectations in check upon his immediate return, but Wheeler has plenty of upside in the rotation and should be stashed in the majority of seasonal leagues. You'll probably want to avoid him in his first start or two, depending on the matchups.
Mon, 23 May 2016 16:11:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: D'Arnaud could go on a rehab assignment shortly after that, but no timetable has been set for his return. He's been an extreme injury risk in his young career and has developed a reputation as a slow healer, so you'll need to remain patient wherever you own him. He can put up top-tier offensive numbers at his position when healthy.
Mon, 23 May 2016 13:49:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) will be out four to six weeks with a lower back stress fracture, according to manager Terry Collins. INF Ty Kelly will be part of a committee at first base with 3B Eric Campbell in the short term. SS Wilmer Flores (hamstring) is expected to start the majority of games there once he returns from the disabled list. OF Michael Conforto will also work out at first base in anticipation of playing some games there, according to Collins. 3B David Wright is not a consideration.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly was mashing at Class AAA Las Vegas (.391/.478/.548), but his stay is likely to be short. Don't overvalue him in NL-only leagues. Flores has some surprising pop for a middle infielder and could become even more attractive with first base eligibility as depth in cavernous mixed and NL-only affairs. Make sure to stash Duda everywhere because of his 30-homer potential.
Mon, 23 May 2016 12:39:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Eric Campbell, Matt Reynolds and even Alejandro De Aza could fill in at first with Duda sidelined. De Aza might be the most fantasy relevant for his speed if he sees enough at-bats. Duda is a streaky hitter and hurts your team average, but his elite power makes him worth stashing in all leagues.
Mon, 23 May 2016 12:30:28 -0700
New York Mets OF Michael Conforto and 1B Lucas Duda (back) are not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals left-handed SP Gio Gonzalez Monday, May 23. OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and batting second with OF Yoenis Cespedes shifting to left field. 3B Eric Campbell is starting at first base and is batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Lagares is more known for his defense but could be a sleeper consideration hitting out of the two-hole in daily lineups. Campbell has only nine hits in 42 at-bats this year (.214) and should be avoided.
Sun, 22 May 2016 14:40:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Syndergaard has exploded on the Mets scene in a little over a year to become perhaps the team's top pitcher. The Brewers have their share of issues, but it doesn't matter in this case. Syndergaard is simply a top pitcher who should be started in all formats.
Sun, 22 May 2016 08:30:57 -0700
New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda (back) and C Kevin Plawecki are not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Chase Anderson Sunday, May 22. INF Eric Campbell will bat seventh and play first base for the second consecutive day, while C Rene Rivera will start behind the plate and bat eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Both Campbell and Rivera are only worth using in daily fantasy games as desperation sources of salary cap relief this afternoon.
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