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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:17:03 -0700
New York Mets SS Jose Reyes will move to the top of the order once he arrives from what is expected to be a short minor-league stint, during which time he is expected to play some third base and perhaps some time in center field. OF Curtis Granderson will move to an RBI spot, according to manager Terry Collins.
Fantasy Tip: The injured David Wright still lead the Mets with three steals - a clear sign New York needs the speed Reyes can provide even if he is no longer in the prime of his career at 33 years old. Since Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker will likely occupy the third and fourth spots in the order on a regular basis, Granderson will probably bat fifth or sixth. Regardless, Granderson's average (.219) and RBI total (21) should both benefit from hitting behind Cespedes and Walker.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:02:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Colon left the team briefly to attend his son's graduation in New Jersey, but his status was really never in doubt after completing a bullpen session on Thursday. He makes for a solid, low-cost option in DFS and should be a respectable start in regular leagues as well.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:33:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Michael Conforto being optioned to Class AAA Las Vegas earlier this afternoon and top prospect OF Brandon Nimmo on his way to join the parent club, De Aza receives the start in left field Saturday. He is batting just .176 in 85 at-bats this season and is not a viable option in any fantasy format.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:44:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The 33-year-old Reyes is worth owning in the majority of seasonal fantasy leagues due to his stolen base potential, although he is no longer in the prime of his career. He is expected to see most, if not all, of his playing time at third base during his rehab assignment and could be promoted to the majors around the All-Star break. Until then, the Mets will continue to platoon Wilmer Flores and Kelly Johnson at the hot corner.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:13:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Conforto got off to a strong start in 2016, batting .365 through 86 at-bats during the month of April, but he was just 21-for-142 (.148) at the dish since May 1, with 48 strikeouts. He can be dropped in the majority of seasonal fantasy leagues but should remain stashed in dynasty formats. The 23-year-old Nimmo was batting .328 with five home runs and 37 RBI through 63 games for Las Vegas and is worth rostering in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:54:58 -0700
New York Mets SP Steven Matz (elbow) allowed six runs, all in the fifth inning, on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves Friday, June 24, and he said afterward that he is still dealing with tightness in his elbow.
Fantasy Tip: Matz has struggled a bit recently, and his elbow could certainly be a factor. Stay the course in season-long leagues, but he is a risky DFS play right now.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:45:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Loney won't provide much power, but he is hitting .305 and is worth a look in NL-only formats thanks to his solid average.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:12:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reyes is worth ownership in the majority of seasonal leagues because of his stolen base prowess. However, he posted an underwhelming .274/.310/.378 slash line last year and played his home games at two great hitter's parks (Rogers Centre and Coors Field). Reyes will also need a rehab stint to catch up to speed, so he might not be back until after the All-Star break.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:11:19 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey's fastball was clocked in the mid-90s in his start against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, June 23. He allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out three over six innings in a no-decision.
Fantasy Tip: Harvey's recent rebound continued, and he should back in starting lineups across all formats.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:32:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Walker has decent pop for a middle infielder, and he is worth owning in most mixed leagues.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:21:22 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) was cleared to play Thursday, June 23, but the organization wanted to provide him with a day of rest after receiving a cortisone shot, according to manager Terry Collins.
Fantasy Tip: Cespedes is an excellent outfielder in all fantasy setups, so stash him while he rests his wrist injury. Expect him back sooner than later, which further limits any fleeting value Alejandro De Aza had with Cespedes out.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:15:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Matz has battled injuries since debuting in the majors last season, but when on the hill, he delivers. Through his 18 career starts, Matz owns a 2.58 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP and a 8.9 K/9. View him as a No. 2 hurler for your virtual rotation, but he clearly comes with a little more risk than usual Friday.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:01:20 -0700
New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon (thumb) will throw a bullpen session to test his bruised right thumb Thursday, June 23, and is still expected to start against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, June 26, according to manager Terry Collins.
Fantasy Tip: Colon is having a nice season with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP, but his 56 strikeouts through 81 innings limit his upside. He's a viable own in deep mixed leagues, and this is a nice matchup to start him in all fantasy formats. Just confirm he's over his thumb injury before locking him into lineups.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:57:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Syndergaard is a fantasy ace (2.08 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 10.9 K/9), but you might want to adjust your expectations slightly until he proves his health. View him with slightly more risk than usual for his start against Washington Monday.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:52:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Yoenis Cespedes out with a wrist injury, De Aza should see a nice run of playing time in center field. However, at this point, De Aza is nothing more desperation fantasy option in all setups. He sits with a .165/.224/.241 slash line, after all.
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