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Sun, 24 May 2015 08:59:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Campbell ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has not picked up a hit in any of his last five games and is receiving a day off. Tejada ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has played better in May but is still hitting .214 this season and should not be a starting option on FantasyScore.
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:53:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lagares ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is dealing with a hamstring injury, so owners should watch to see how much time he may miss. Ceciliani only has one hit in his seven at-bats this season and should not be used in fantasy leagues at this time.
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:46:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Plawecki ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) probably is just receiving a day off and should return soon. Recker ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting only .200 in 25 at-bats this season and is not a great option on FantasyScore.
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:41:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mayberry ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has only three hits in 22 at-bats this month but does have four RBI in that span. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use.
Sun, 24 May 2015 08:29:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Duda ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) will be able to play in the next few days. Michael Cuddyer ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) will start at first base and could be a starting option since he has at least one hit in six of his last eight games.
Sat, 23 May 2015 12:50:57 -0700
New York Mets 3B David Wright (back, hamstring) has been diagnosed with stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal column. The team is confident that he will heal but there is no established timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: Wright ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) appeared to be making progress for most of the week and had even started taking batting practice Friday, May 22, but this is a big setback. Continue to stash him in all fantasy formats and keep checking back for further updates on his status. Eric Campbell ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has been the Mets' primary option at the hot corner in his absence but he is only batting .197 through his first 24 games.
Sat, 23 May 2015 11:10:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The 24-year-old Ceciliani was added to the roster after OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment. He hit .336 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 37 games for Class AAA New Orleans. Remove Cuddyer ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) from all of your lineups.
Fri, 22 May 2015 19:27:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gee had turned in three straight strong outings prior to suffering a groin injury, but it isn't a bad idea to let him make a start before using him at FantasyScore. Meanwhile, New York's decision to use a six-man rotation means Noah Syndergaard ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is going to make at least a few more starts.
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:41:17 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (groin) will return to the starting rotation and SP Noah Syndergaard is remaining in the mix, too, as the Mets will utilize a six-man rotation for the foreseeable future. "We don't really know right now how long that could go," manager Terry Collins said. "We've got a lot of managing to do of workloads. A lot of it. When you add Noah to deGrom to Harvey, there's a lot of maneuvering to be done. ... We're trying to do the best we can to keep from having to shut guys down. That's kind of where we're at right now."
Fantasy Tip: This is a huge plus for Syndergaard's ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) fantasy value, as he has a 3.18 ERA and 11 strikeouts through his first 11 1/3 innings. Switching to a six-man rotation is also a means to lessen the load on Matt Harvey ($9,100, 18.2% of cap), Jacob deGrom ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) and Snydergaard, and keep them healthy throughout the season. Gee is a spot start option in the majority of formats, including FantasyScore, but he doesn't warrant ownership outside of deep mixed and NL-only legaues.
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:54:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Remain patient and continue to stash d'Arnaud ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) in all seasonal formats. Kevin Plawecki ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) has handled the majority of starts in his absence, but his fleeting value is nearing an end. FantasyScore players will want to take a wait-and-see approach with d'Arnaud when he returns, and view Plawecki as a value option for contests when he is behind the dish.
Fri, 22 May 2015 13:44:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Remain patient and stash Wright ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) in all seasonal formats, and hopefully his injuries won't linger and negatively impact his offensive upside. Eric Campbell ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) continues to handle the hot corner, but his fleeting seasonal value appears to be nearing an end. FantasyScore players should view Campbell as nothing more than a low-priced flier.
Fri, 22 May 2015 12:28:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kang ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has been receiving more playing time of late, as his bat is making a statement. He is sporting a .340/.417/.509 slash line over his last 14 games with five runs, two home runs, four RBI and a stolen base. FantasyScore players can target Kang as a value shortstop option in contests Friday. His seasonal value is on the rise, too, and at this point, Kang warrants attention in all deep mixed leagues.
Fri, 22 May 2015 11:13:42 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (groin) is expected to return to the team's rotation shortly, meaning SP Noah Syndergaard may just have his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, May 22, to convince the club to stay in the majors.
Fantasy Tip: Gee ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) could be trade bait before he comes off the DL. The rookie Syndergaard ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) has lived up to his billing so far in two starts for the Mets, giving up just four earned runs in 11 1/3 innings while striking out 11. Syndergaard has much more upside, clearly, and he makes for a fine FantasyScore play against the weak-hitting Bucs Friday.
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:50:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wright ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is a notoriously slow healer, and his rehab from hamstring and back injuries is no different here. You'll have to stay patient in traditional leagues and hope his power stroke isn't affected when he returns. Eric Campbell ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will continue to man the hot corner in the meantime. He's a low-end third base option at FantasyScore, though.
Thu, 21 May 2015 15:40:51 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda has drastically improved against left-handed pitching in 2015 after struggling last year, and part of the credit is going to former Mets star Keith Hernandez after he worked with Duda before spring training on his approach against southpaws. Hernandez said Duda didn't change anything mechanically, though, and he has like the way he's attacking lefties early in counts. Both of Duda's home runs against lefties Thursday, May 21, were on first pitches.
Fantasy Tip: The Duda abides. He has surely put a big smile on his owners' faces with his drastic improvement against left-handers this year. Whether his dominance against them will last is another story, but he's proving to be a strong play at FantasyScore. Yes, even against lefties.
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