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Mets | David Wright abandoned leg kick

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:02:25 -0700

New York Mets 3B David Wright started using a leg kick this spring in order to alleviate some of the strain his torque-heavy swing put on his back. The move also was sought to find a "rhythm" that he thought his swing was lacking last season. However, Wright abandoned the leg kick Tuesday, April 26, for the first time this year. Heading into Tuesday Wright ranked second in the National League with 26 strikeouts. With his leg kick, he wasn't using the middle of the field like he had before in his career, hitting the ball to the center of the field just 17% of the time.

Fantasy Tip: Wright had a hot start to the year but has since gone 4-for-26 (.154) with no home runs and three RBI in his last six games. His average is down to .232 with two home runs. Wright's injury issues are well-documented in the past few years, and his skills at the plate have declined with age. You shouldn't have been expecting much more than low-end third base output from Wright from the beginning.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Joe Trezza


Mets | Michael Conforto drives in two more

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:42:48 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs Wednesday, April 27, against the Cincinnati Reds to push his hitting streak to six games.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto is hitting .454 (10-for-22) with five RBIs during his hitting streak. He is a must-start fantasy option in most formats, and a solid DFS option while running hot.

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Mets | Matt Harvey wins second straight start

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:42:10 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey won his second straight start Wednesday, April 27, against the Cincinnati Reds, allowing two earned runs, seven hits and a walk over six innings with seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey lost his first three decisions, but now he is pitching how fantasy owners expected. It also helped that he faced the weak hitting Braves and Reds.

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Mets | Neil Walker goes deep again

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:36:56 -0700

New York Mets 2B Neil Walker pulled into a tie for the major league lead with his ninth home run of the season Wednesday, April 27, against the Cincinnati Reds.

Fantasy Tip: Walker has three homers over his past five games, and six in his past nine, and he continues to add to his career-high homer total for a single month. Needless to say he is a must-start fantasy option in all formats and DFS play.

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Mets | Michael Conforto lighting it up

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:18:31 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto is batting .390 with three home runs and eight RBI in 11 games since he has moved to the No. 3 spot in the batting order. The Mets are 9-2 in that span.

Fantasy Tip: Conforto is a budding superstar, although he's still likely to be benched when the Mets face a left-handed pitcher. But any time they're facing a right-hander, Conforto should be started in all fantasy formats with confidence the way he's going right now.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes eyes Friday for return

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:45:14 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (knee) said he should be ready to return to the starting lineup Friday, April 29, against the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes is off to a good start with six home runs, including a clutch three-run pinch-hit homer Tuesday night, and 17 RBI in 16 games. Based on the way he's been swinging of late, you'll want to immediately return him to all fantasy lineups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComo


Mets | Curtis Granderson takes a seat

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:51:20 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. OF Alejandro De Aza is starting in right field and is batting leadoff against Cincinnati Reds SP Jon Moscot.

Fantasy Tip: De Aza has just five hits in 26 at-bats (.192) this year but does have a home run, and a spot atop the booming Mets offense could make him worth a deep sleeper selection in daily formats. The matchup for De Aza is favorable, as well.

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Mets | Yoenis Cespedes remains sidelined

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:48:21 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (knee) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and is batting seventh against Cincinnati Reds SP Jon Moscot.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes came up with a huge three-run pinch-hit home run last night, so you would think he's close to returning to the lineup. At least it looks like he'll avoid a DL stint. As soon as he's back in there you'll want to return him to all of your starting lineups. Lagares is more known for his defense and is a low-end outfield option in daily setups.

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Mets | Hope Travis d'Arnaud avoids surgery

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:13:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, the New York Mets are hopeful C Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) is nursing a strained right rotator cuff, and the team is hopeful he can heal quickly without surgery.

Fantasy Tip: With d'Arnaud on the shelf it is Kevin Plawecki and Rene Rivera serving as the top two backstops, with Plawecki expected to handle a lion's share of the starts behind the dish.

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Mets | Matt Harvey falls apart later

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:12:29 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey is scheduled to start Wednesday, April 27, against the Cincinnati Reds. Batters are hitting .200 (11-for-55) against him through the first four innings this season, they're hitting .353 (6-for-17) against him in the fifth inning and .714 (10-for-14) in the sixth frame.

Fantasy Tip: Harvey is a must-start fantasy option in NL-only leagues and mixed formats despite his struggles. He will get it going eventually and start going deeper into games. Be patient.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Mets | Yoenis Cespedes provides heroics

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:11:59 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (thigh) did not start Tuesday, April 26, against the Cincinnati Reds, but he came off the bench to hit a pinch-hit three-run home run.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes looked good, and it appears he'll be back in the starting lineup sooner rather than later. Wait to see him officially play before plugging him back into the starting lineup or before you trust him in DFS play.

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Mets | Lucas Duda out Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:36:05 -0700

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is not in the lineup Tuesday, April 26, against the Cincinnati Reds. SS Wilmer Flores replaced Duda and will bat sixth against Reds SP Brandon Finnegan.

Fantasy Tip: Duda is out due to the lefty vs. lefty matchup, although he may pinch-hit later in the game. Still, daily owners should leave Duda off their roster. Flores has little fantasy value (.143 average in the last week, .174 for the season).

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Mets | Michael Conforto hitting cleanup

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:35:31 -0700

New York Mets OF Michael Conforto is hitting cleanup against Cincinnati Reds left-handed SP Brandon Finnegan Tuesday, April 26. It's Conforto's first start this year against a left-handed pitcher and first start ever since his debut July 24 last year. It's the second time he's been in the cleanup spot.

Fantasy Tip: This situation is likely the result of Yoenis Cespedes (knee) still being out, but it also speaks to how well Conforto has been playing and the confidence that Terry Collins has in him. The young hitter has a .333 average with three home runs and 11 RBI in 57 at-bats. He hit just .214 (3-for-14) against lefties last year, so you should have reservations about using him in daily lineups tonight.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin


Mets | Yoenis Cespedes out Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:31:04 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (knee) is out for the fourth consecutive game Tuesday, April 26, against the Cincinnati Reds. OF Juan Lagares is in the lineup and will bat seventh against Reds SP Brandon Finnegan.

Fantasy Tip: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson does not think Cespedes is headed for the disabled list, so keep him in your lineup in weekly or annual leagues. Daily-contest participants obviously should look elsewhere until Cespedes returns. Lagares has a .385 average in the last week and makes a decent daily substitute.

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Mets | Travis d'Arnaud placed on DL

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:28:45 -0700

New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain Tuesday, April 26, and the Mets purchased the contract of C Rene Rivera from Class AAA Las Vegas in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: A slow start (.196/.288/.261 with no home runs) just got even worse for d'Arnaud. This could be an injury that could require surgery and keep him out for an extended timeline, too, so stay tuned for updates. If you don't have the room to stash in shallow mixed leagues, you may be forced to drop him. Kevin Plawecki should see the majority of starts behind the plate but is nothing more than a second catcher in two-backstop leagues.

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Abreu Michel 1B
Ahmed German SS
Almeida Adrian P
Alvarado Giancarlo RP
Alvarez Manny P
Ambres Chip OF
Armas Jr. Tony RP
Arroyo Rafael C
Ashley Nevin C
Barboso Andrew P
Barrett Michael C
Bastardo Antonio RP
Becerra Wuilmer OF
Bell Bubba OF
Below Duane RP
Bennett Charles P
Bernadina Roger OF
Birdwell Peter P
Blevins Jerry RP
Botts Jason OF
Bradford Chase P
Brown Kyle OF
Budgell Matthew P
Burt Jr. Jim 1B
Bynum Mike P
Cabrera Asdrubal SS
Cabrera Jolbert INF
Camacho Eddie P
Campbell Eric 3B
Campos Francisco SP
Carreno Joel SP
Carrillo Xorge C
Casanova Raul C
Castillo Javier SS
Castillo Jonathan P
Castro Rafael P
Cecchini Gavin SS
Cespedes Yoenis OF
Chacin Gustavo SP
Chavez Raul C
Chirinos Luis P
Church John P
Clements Zac C
Cohoon Mark P
Colon Bartolo SP
Colon Melvin P
Conforto Michael OF
Conrad Brooks 2B
Cooper David 1B
Coronado Jose SS
Coultas Ryan SS
Cullen Ryan P
d'Arnaud Travis C
De Aza Alejandro OF
De Los Santos Pedro P
deGrom Jacob SP
Devaney Mike P
Doyle Dock C
Duda Lucas 1B
Eager Blake P
Edgin Josh RP
Emaus Brad 2B
Familia Jeurys RP
Field Nate RP
Figueroa Luis SS
Fisher Matt 2B
Flores Wilmer SS
Fournier Christopher OF
Fox Matt P
Gaerlan Armand SS
Garcia Jose X. C
Garcia Luis A. 1B
Garcia Travis INF
Garcia Yunir C
Gautreau Jake INF
Geremy Leandro P
Gibson Derrik SS
Gilmartin Sean P
Goeddel Erik P
Gomez Raywilly C
Gonzalez Ernesto INF
Gonzalez Humberto SS
Granderson Curtis OF
Grimes Scott OF
Gronauer Kai C
Haines Timothy P
Hampson Justin RP
Hansen Jed 2B
Harper Brett INF
Harvey Matt SP
Hathaway Aaron C
Henderson Jim RP
Henn Sean RP
Hernandez Jose P
Hernandez Kenny 3B
Hernandez Luis X. P
Herrera Dilson 2B
Hietpas Joe P
Hodge Lachlan P
Hoffmann Jamie OF
Hope Travis P
Hubbard Marshall INF
Hyde Scott P
Jacobs Jason C
Johnson Ben J. OF
Johnson Kyle OF
Johnson Mark P. 1B
Jostock Will P
Kawal Brandon OF
Kelly Ty INF
Kolarek Adam P
Komiyama Satoru SP
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Lagares Juan OF
Langill Eric C
Lora Eddie 1B
Lucas Richard 3B
Lujan John P
Malo Jon INF
Manriquez Salomon C
Martin Tom RP
Martinez Pedro P. SP
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Mateo Waner P
Matos Luis OF
Matz Steven SP
Mazzilli L.J. 2B
McGinley Blake RP
Mendez Victor 1B
Mincone John P
Missigman Craig P
Mitchell D.J. SP
Monell Johnny C
Montero Rafael SP
Montgomery Christian P
Moore Brandon P
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Morgan William P
Moviel Scott P
Mulvey Kevin SP
Muniz Carlos P
Muno Danny INF
Musser Neal RP
Navarrete Ray INF
Navarro Norberto C
Newman James INF
Nimmo Brandon OF
Nitkowski C.J. RP
Owen Dylan P
Parra Jose P
Perez Fernando OF
Peterson Brock 1B
Pettyjohn Adam SP
Pimentel Stolmy RP
Plawecki Kevin C
Price Ritchie INF
Psomas William SS
Ramirez Edgar P
Reed Addison RP
Reyes Jose A. C
Reynolds Matthew SS
Ricardo Lednier C
Risinger Kyle P
Rivera Rene C
Robertson Connor P
Robles Hansel P
Roche James OF
Rojas Hengelbert OF
Romero Niuman 2B
Roper-Hubbert Bradley C
Rosado Jose P
Rosario Adrian P
Rosario Amed SS
Ryan Dusty C
Sanchez Ali C
Sanchez Yeiger P
Santiago Jose RP
Schmoll Steve RP
Scott Lorenzo OF
Shelton Chris 1B
Shields Robert SS
Sides Andrew P
Silva Luis P
Smith David P
Smith Dominic 1B
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Sparks Richard P
Stewart Scott RP
Strange Pat SP
Stronach Timothy P
Suggs Bryan OF
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Talbot Mitch SP
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Thornton Zack P
Torres David P
Tsujimoto Kent P
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Urdaneta Lino P
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Verrett Logan RP
Walker Brian P
Walker Neil 2B
Wallace James C
Walters Jeff P
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Wells Andy P
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Williams Joseph P
Wilson Andy 3B
Wright David 3B
Wyrick Josh OF
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