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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:53:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Over his last nine games, McCann is 12-for-33 (.364) with five home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored. The veteran catcher's value is in his pop, so make sure you have him active while he's swinging a hot bat.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:44:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After holding the Rays to one run on May 29, Eovaldi was 6-2 with a 3.71 ERA. His numbers in six starts since: 0-4, 9.20 ERA, 1.88 WHIP, 12 HRs allowed and 19 K's in 30 1/3 IP. It's hard to oversell how bad Eovaldi has been. Only optimistic AL-only skippers should bother stashing him on their reserve roster.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:16:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: That's two really strong efforts in his last three outings for Rea (5-3), but the earlier news that his innings will be limited in the second half is a downer for fantasy purposes. Even with better pitching of late, Rea remains a matchup play in NL-only leagues.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:49:40 -0700
New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (hamstring) and 3B Alex Rodriguez are not in the starting lineup Friday, July 1. OF Aaron Hicks is starting in right field and batting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Colin Rea.
Fantasy Tip: Both Beltran and A-Rod are in danger of sitting out all weekend due to no DH in a National League park. Beltran has a nagging hammy injury, but he's been one of the most productive hitters on the team this year with a .297/.338/.570 slash line, 19 home runs and 53 RBI. Rodriguez continues to struggle and is losing playing time. It's hard to continue using a roster spot on him in mixed leagues. Hicks is nothing more than a desperation deep sleeper gamble in DFS.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:41:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Teixeira's knee will need to be monitored through the rest of the year, but when he's playing he can provide notable pop in the majority of fantasy leagues. It's a good sign that he's hit .263 (5-for-19) with two home runs and two RBI in five games since returning from the DL.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:15:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gurriel is one to watch, as he could rise quickly to the major league level if he develops more power to all fields. Stay tuned for where he lands.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:02:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mark DeRosa had a great breakdown of McCann's swing on MLB Network. He demonstrated how McCann was flailing his hips open, with his backside out, and he was pulling off of pitches during his slump. The knee injury could be a reason why. Regardless, McCann hit two homers Wednesday and remains a high-end catcher in fantasy.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:16:23 -0700
New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (hamstring) is not expected to start Friday, July 1, versus the San Diego Padres, according to manager Joe Girardi, who also expressed concern over the outfielder's ability to play the field during the upcoming weekend series in a National League park.
Fantasy Tip: Given his age and injury history, it wouldn't be a surprise at all to see Beltran limited exclusively to pinch-hitting duties throughout this entire interleague series in San Diego. If that's the case, Aaron Hicks would probably be the biggest beneficiary, but is a risky play for daily formats.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:57:32 -0700
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda was fantastic despite picking up a no-decision in his start Thursday, June 30, against the Texas Rangers. The six-year veteran went six innings, allowing only one run on two hits and three walks, including a solo homer. He also recorded a season-high 12 strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: It's a little baffling that Pineda didn't go out for one more inning, as he threw only 92 pitches before being pulled, but nonetheless, this was arguably his best outing of the season. Furthermore, it was his second superb start in a row, and he finishes the month of June having allowed three earned runs or less in all six of his starts, bringing his ERA down from 6.92 to 5.24 in the process. Pineda is clearly trending up right now and owners would be wise in trying to acquire his services from here on out.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:07:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tex is 5-for-15 (.333) with two homers in the last week, and he presents a solid play against A.J. Griffin.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:07:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Neither Hicks nor Torreyes provide enough offensive certainty to use as a flyer against A.J. Griffin today.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:55:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCann was batting just .207 through 58 at-bats during the month of June entering play Wednesday, so perhaps this is the start of him beginning to break out of a slump. Despite his power, he should be viewed as a mediocre catching option in seasonal fantasy leagues and a hit-or-miss option for DFS.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:49:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This was just the third time in 16 starts this year where Tanaka had allowed more than four runs in a game. He will look to turn things around in his next outing versus the Chicago White Sox Monday, July 4.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:37:34 -0700
The New York Yankees have signed Chaminade Prep High School OF Blake Rutherford, the No. 18 pick overall in the 2016 MLB draft. He will receive a $3,282,000 million signing bonus, which is well above the suggested slot value of $2,441,600.
Fantasy Tip: Rutherford is likely several years away from reaching the majors but his progress through the minors should be monitored by dynasty fantasy league owners.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:43:47 -0700
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (knee) is taking a "day off" Wednesday, June 29, according to manager Joe Girardi. However, Teixeira said he was too sore to play Wednesday after tearing cartilage in the knee earlier this year. Monday's marathon game put added stress on his knee. The lingering soreness will require periodic rest days throughout the rest of the year, and Girardi said Teixeira is expected to return Thursday, June 30. Teixeira is expected to play first base for all three games in San Diego this weekend.
Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't come as a huge surprise, as Tex just returned from a lengthy DL stint for the same knee this past weekend. The Yanks must rest Teixeira often to keep him healthy in the second half. It's encouraging that he's had five hits (two homers) in his first 15 at-bats back, and he can remain useful in deeper mixed leagues when he's playing.
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