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Yankees | Brian McCann heating up

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:44:40 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann homered in his third straight game Thursday, May 28, and he has at least one hit and an RBI in six straight games while going 8-for-19 with 10 RBI in that span.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is hitting only .254 (36-for-142), but he does have seven long balls and 31 RBI on the season. His recent hot streak should make him more attractive on FantasyScore. However, going up against Oakland A's starter Sonny Gray on the road in a pitcher-friendly environment tonight makes him more of a weak play.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka to be on pitch count

Fri, 29 May 2015 09:12:18 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) will be on a pitch count of between 80 to 90 pitches in his first start back from the disabled list, which is expected to come either Tuesday, June 2, or Wednesday, June 3, against the Seattle Mariners, according to manager Joe Girardi. Tanaka will also be given an extra day in between starts as much as possible. The likeliest candidate to be demoted from the rotation to make room for Tanaka is SP Adam Warren or SP Chris Capuano, who is 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA in two starts since coming off his own DL stint.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) should still be owned in all fantasy formats, but he's a much more risky commodity than he was in 2014, and each of his starts for the rest of the season should be viewed as risk/reward on FantasyScore. Avoiding him next week against the M's in his first start back would be prudent.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka to return next week?

Thu, 28 May 2015 16:15:01 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) is flying out west Thursday, May 28. Manager Joe Girardi said as long as Tanaka is feeling well, he'll make a start early next week against the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: Until Tanaka ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) is seemingly inevitably shut down or undergoes Tommy John surgery to repair the tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, he is worth using on FantasyScore. Owners should be trying get every ounce of production out of Tanaka while they can, similarly to the Yankees.

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Athletics | Josh Phegley starting vs. Yankees

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:22:30 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Josh Phegley is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against the New York Yankees Thursday, May 28. C Stephen Vogt is batting fifth and playing first base Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Over his last 13 games, Phegley ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is just 7-for-39 with a run, a home run and two RBI. He should be viewed as nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief in FantasyScore contests. Vogt ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has only received 34 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers this season, and he is typically viewed as a superior hitter against righties. Still, he is a top-tier catcher option Thursday, but you'll have to spend up to roster him.

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Yankees | Two Yanks have good history in Oakland

Thu, 28 May 2015 10:04:10 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez has 21 career home runs at Coliseum, the home of the Oakland Athletics, while 1B Mark Teixeira has 20 career homers there. The Yankees start a four-game series with the A's Thursday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has 11 homers on the year, while Teixeira ($4,800) leads the team with 14 dingers in 2015. The Coliseum typically isn't a productive environment for the long ball, though, but facing A's starter Kendall Graveman, who is allowing 1.2 homers per nine innings this year, could be good news for both A-Rod and Teixeira tonight.

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Yankees | CC Sabathia has ugly numbers against Oakland

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:12:17 -0700

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia, who is 2-6 with a 5.67 ERA this year, is 8-10 with a 4.66 career ERA against the Oakland Athletics, who he faces Thursday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: It's almost a given that many folks will want to use Sabathia ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) as one of their two pitchers at FantasyScore tomorrow. However, Oakland has a .576 OPS (second-worst in baseball) against lefties this season, which could make Sabathia a sneaky contrarian play on a day with few games.

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Yankees | Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller shining

Wed, 27 May 2015 15:03:35 -0700

New York Yankees RP Dellin Betances allowed an unearned run against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, May 27, and he still has yet to allow an earned run this year. RP Andrew Miller pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 14th save in as many chances. Betances gave up a hit, a walk and struck out three.

Fantasy Tip: Betances and Miller have both been lights out this year and are a big reason why the Yankees have been a surprise in the early going. Even though Miller is entrenched as the closer, Betances continues to be useful in all fantasy formats.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez moves up RBI list

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:28:25 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run home run in a winning effort Wednesday, May 27, and it gave him 1,995 career RBI, which moved him past Lou Gehrig (1,993) for third place on the all-time RBI list. Next up for Rodriguez is former San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds, who finished with 1,996 RBI. Rodriguez now has 11 home runs on the season and 26 RBI. He also needs just 19 more hits to reach 3,000 for his career.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) already has proven that he is a reliable fantasy asset after sitting out all of 2014 due to a performance-enhancing drug suspension. He should continue to be a valuable FantasyScore asset, too, when facing softer-throwing hurlers.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Andrew Marchand

Yankees | Michael Pineda bounces back

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:23:07 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda gave up only one run and six hits while striking out eight and walking one in 6 2/3 innings to beat the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, May 27, after being hit hard in his previous two outings. He now has 67 strikeouts and just five walks on the year, and he's 6-2 with a 3.36 ERA in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Pineda ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) shut down one of the best teams and offenses in the league Wednesday in the Royals, showing that his resurgence in 2015 is the real deal. His strikeout-to-walk rate is through the roof and is another example that his peripherals should carry him throughout the season. Pineda should continue to be a reliable FantasyScore option.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka makes rehab start

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:05:00 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (forearm, wrist) allowed three earned runs and four hits while striking out four and walking two in three innings with Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Wednesday, May 27. He threw 62 pitches and said he felt fine afterward. It's unknown if he will make another rehab start or rejoin the Yankees' rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) continues to pitch through a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, as well. It's kept his velocity down all season long, meaning he's unlikely to give you many strikeouts in his outings. Be patient with Tanaka when he returns at FantasyScore, and he'll likely continue to be a risk/reward commodity.

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Yankees | Slade Heathcott starting Wednesday

Wed, 27 May 2015 09:43:32 -0700

New York Yankees OF Slade Heathcott is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Heathcott ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is expected to see plenty of starts against right-handers while Jacoby Ellsbury is on the DL. Heathcott already has a home run in 13 at-bats to start his major league career. He has double-digit stolen base potential, too, although it'll be hard for him to use it at the bottom of the lineup. He's a deep sleeper play, at best.

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Yankees | Carlos Beltran heating up

Wed, 27 May 2015 06:04:23 -0700

New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran is currently riding a 13-game hitting streak with seven runs, three home runs, nine RBI and a .920 OPS.

Fantasy Tip: Beltran ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) remains a mid-tier FantasyScore option, but while he is hitting well, there is room for profit in his cap-friendly price. The matchup against Chis Young isn't overly daunting, either, so daily players can turn to Beltran as an upside source of cap relief.

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Yankees | Mark Teixeira drives in four runs

Tue, 26 May 2015 20:51:46 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira went 2-for-4 with one home run and four RBI against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: Teixeira ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has been solid at the plate in May and has hit six of his 14 home runs this month. Teixeira will not help owners a lot with his batting average, but he could be an option on FantasyScore because of his power potential.

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Yankees | Chris Young hitting second

Tue, 26 May 2015 15:09:50 -0700

New York Yankees OF Chris Young will start in center field and bat second in the order Tuesday, May 26, against the Kansas City Royals.

Fantasy Tip: Young ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is hitting .359 off lefties, with three home runs on the season and a respectable six walks and seven strikeouts in 47 plate appearances. With an excellent spot in the batting order, Young will have a great opportunity to exceed his price tag.

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Yankees | Brian McCann resting Tuesday

Tue, 26 May 2015 15:08:39 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 26, against the Kansas City Royals. C J.R. Murphy is getting the start behind the plate, and he will bat eighth in the order against left-handed starter Jason Vargas.

Fantasy Tip: Murphy ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is hitting .250 off lefties in just 17 plate appearances. Murphy has just two extra-base hits, with six strikeouts and zero walks. FantasyScore owners will need to look elsewhere.

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