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Sun, 29 May 2016 18:26:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Syndergaard was tossed early in his last start, so an appearance out of the bullpen would essentially count as his side work. In season-long leagues, it doesn’t hurt to start him Tuesday and hope he grabs a couple of strikeouts in relief.
Sun, 29 May 2016 15:08:23 -0700
New York Mets OF Michael Conforto is not in the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, May 29. OF Juan Lagares will play in center and bat fifth against Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw.
Fantasy Tip: Conforto is on the bench to start Sunday night because of the matchup against the lefty Kershaw. Put him on your bench for the night. Lagares is a .333-2-4 hitter in May but does not play often enough to merit serious fantasy value or consideration.
Sun, 29 May 2016 14:58:33 -0700
New York Mets 3B David Wright (neck) is out of the starting lineup Sunday, May 29, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wright's replacement, SS Wilmer Flores (hamstring), is returning to the lineup and will bat sixth against Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw. Wright may be unavailable on Monday, May 30, as well.
Fantasy Tip: Right now the team is worried about the DL for Wright, so this injury could turn out to be a serious one. Stash Wright away in all but shallow leagues. Flores may be worth monitoring in daily leagues if he can hit well, because he and Ty Kelly might replace Wright in the lineup for a while.
Sun, 29 May 2016 07:09:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Harvey is still scheduled to make his next start against the Chicago White Sox Monday, May 30, and he is going through the worst season of his MLB career. The 27-year-old right-hander is 3-7 with a 6.08 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP in 10 starts, with eight home runs allowed over just 53 1/3 innings. He should be avoided in all fantasy formats for now.
Sun, 29 May 2016 07:01:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Newly-acquired James Loney should see the bulk of the playing time at first base against right-handed pitching, with Wilmer Flores and Eric Campbell seeing most of the action versus lefties. All three of these players should be viewed as NL-only fantasy options, with Loney having the most value.
Sat, 28 May 2016 18:05:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Syndergaard no doubt burned his owners in daily formats, but it's tough to complain too much given the incredible season he is putting together.
Sat, 28 May 2016 14:45:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera has hit second in the past couple games for the Mets, and over the last nine games he has 10 hits. With a .282 average, Cabrera should get mid-range consideration for your fantasy lineup.
Sat, 28 May 2016 14:33:08 -0700
New York Mets 3B David Wright (neck) has neck issues and will not start Saturday, May 28, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. 3B Ty Kelly takes Wright's place and bats seventh against Dodgers SP Kenta Maeda.
Fantasy Tip: Do not pick up Kelly in DFS leagues. He's worth stashing away in keeper/dynasty leagues for his future production, but Kelly is struggling in his callup. As for Wright, wait and see what this latest injury does to his availability.
Sat, 28 May 2016 11:41:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The 32-year-old Loney was batting .342 with two home runs and 28 RBI over 158 at-bats for Class AAA El Paso in the Padres' organization after being let go by the Tampa Bay Rays during spring training. He appears likely to receive the bulk of the playing time at first base against right-handed pitching while Lucas Duda (back) is on the disabled list. Loney's fantasy appeal is limited to NL-only fantasy leagues due to his lack of power.
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:22:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: DeGrom pitched well enough to earn the victory Friday but was let down by his bullpen. He has 14 strikeouts in his last 10 innings and should be started with confidence in all formats during his next outing against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, June 1.
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:16:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although Lagares is known as a defensive-minded player, he is batting .300 through his first 70 at-bats of 2016. He should be viewed as a source of productive cap relief in DFS.
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.
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.
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.
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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