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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:11:20 -0700
New York Mets SP Steven Matz (back) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Oct. 6, and pitching coach Dan Warthen said it was successful. Matz is expected to be on track to throw around 90 pitches in the instructional league Thursday, Oct. 8. Matz received an injection last Friday to try to calm the spasms in his upper back. The Mets are hoping Matz can pitch in Game 4 of the division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Matz ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) can make the Mets playoff rotation. If he does, he'll still be a pretty big risk as a rookie hurler coming off injury. The Dodgers also had the fourth-highest OPS against lefties (.756) in 2015.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 08:46:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cespedes ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is 0-for-3 lifetime off likely Game 1 of the NLDS starter Clayton Kershaw. The matchup isn't a good one for him, but he's a midrange option on FantasyScore.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 07:56:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Matz received an injection for his sore back Saturday, Oct. 3, and he has ample time to recover before the game Tuesday, Oct. 13. However, the rookie has just 35 2/3 innings as a pro, and he has been limited to just four starts since July while battling injuries. Continue to check back for updates.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 07:49:57 -0700
New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom will pitch Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to special assistant to the general manager J.P. Ricciardi. deGrom will be followed by SPs Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey in Game 2 and Game 3, respectively.
Fantasy Tip: The Mets young flamethrowers will have a tough task keeping pace with Dodgers SPs Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke through the first two games of the series. Continue to check back for updates on each team's rotation and whether there will be any tweaks.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18:10:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Syndergaard ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) has struck out at least eight in four straight starts and has 166 strikeouts in 150 innings this year. He should make a strong option at FantasyScore as the Mets head into the postseason.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18:06:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Matz ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) could still start in the National League Division Series, but his status has to be considered up in the air at this point. Don't hang the hopes of your fantasy team on Matz.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:51:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Plawecki ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has a tough draw against Max Scherzer and isn't a good option on FantasyScore.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:50:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Herrera ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) has a tough draw against Max Scherzer and isn't a good option on FantasyScore.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:50:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cuddy ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is 6-for-24 (.250) with two homers off Max Scherzer and is a suspect option on FantasyScore.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:50:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: KJ ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is 5-for-20 (.250) with a solo homer off Max Scherzer, and there are better options on FantasyScore.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:42:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Conforto ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is 3-for-16 (.188) the last week and faces Max Scherzer. He's probably not a good option on FantasyScore.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:20:53 -0700
New York Mets OF Michael Conforto is not in the starting lineup for the first game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals Saturday, Oct. 3. OF Juan Lagares will start in center field against SP Gio Gonzalez and is batting first, while OF Yoenis Cespedes will start in left field.
Fantasy Tip: The Mets are facing a left-handed pitcher, which is why Conforto ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is out of the lineup. Lagares ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has only two hits in his last 10 games and may not be the best starting option for owners on FantasyScore.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:20:16 -0700
New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson is not in the starting lineup for the first game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals Saturday, Oct. 3. OF Michael Cuddyer will start in right field against SP Gio Gonzalez and is batting fifth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Granderson ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) likely is sitting out because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Cuddyer ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is hitting .111 with two RBI over the last seven days and may not be the best option.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:17:55 -0700
New York Mets SP Steven Matz (back) still has not been ruled out of making a start in the National League Division Series, but "the concern level has gone up" about his back injury, general manager Sandy Alderson said Friday, Oct. 2.
Fantasy Tip: Matz ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) could still pitch a few innings out of the bullpen before the end of the season, but the pessimism surrounding his health makes him nothing more than a desperation own in seasonal formats. At this point, he is likely best left to keeper/dynasty leagues.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:05:32 -0700
New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (fingers) is expected to return to action during this weekend's series against the Washington Nationals. Cespedes told manager Terry Collins that he was available to play against the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, Oct. 1, but Collins opted to give him the day off.
Fantasy Tip: Cespedes ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) makes a risky play in FantasyScore as the regular season draws to a close, although he should be a popular choice for postseason lineups if he is fully healthy.
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