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Thu, 08 Oct 2015 09:58:58 -0700
New York Mets SP Steven Matz (back) didn't have any setbacks during his simulated game Thursday, Oct. 8, and he said afterward that he felt fine. He threw 80 pitches over five innings, including 50 for strikes, and he hit between 93-95 mph on the radar gun with his heater. Matz gave up four hits and two runs during the session. The team will wait to see how his back responds Friday, Oct. 9, before penciling him into the rotation for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. If he's healthy, Matz is expected to start Game 4 Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Fantasy Tip: Matz ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) has been impressive in his rookie season. However, he hasn't started a game since Sept. 24 and will be facing a Dodgers team that is very good against left-handed pitchers. Matz has plenty of risk surrounding him if he makes the playoff rotation.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:45:21 -0700
New York Mets OF Michael Cuddyer will start over OF Michael Conforto in left field in Game 1 of the division series against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Clayton Kershaw Friday, Oct. 9, according to manager Terry Collins.
Fantasy Tip: With the Mets likely facing three lefties in this five-game series, Conforto ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is a bad play on FantasyScore. Cuddyer ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) hit .273 (27-for-99) against lefties this year but had just one of his 10 homers off them.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:41:05 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada is expected to be the starter at shortstop for Game 1 of the division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 9, according to manager Terry Collins. SS Wilmer Flores (illness) lost 10 pounds over a five-day span recently while dealing with strep throat. Tejada is batting .357 with three walks in 17 career plate appearances against Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw.
Fantasy Tip: Despite Tejada's ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) good numbers against Kershaw, he's a big gamble on FantasyScore and should only be used for salary cap relief. Flores ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) should be avoided altogether.
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.
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