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Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury likely to play Wednesday

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:16:12 -0700

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) has been penciled in to play for the big league squad Wednesday, April 1, according to manager Joe Girardi.

Fantasy Tip: Ellsbury ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) should have time to shake off the rust before opening day. He remains an early-round pick in standard leagues, however, waiting to use him in FantasyScore contests would be a prudent decision.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Bryan Hoch

Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka leaves spring healthy

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:32:10 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is heading into the regular season fully healthy after making his final spring start Tuesday, March 31. Tanaka allowed six runs (five earned) and 13 hits for a 3.07 spring ERA in 14 2/3 innings, with one walk and 13 strikeouts. He appears to be throwing close to 100% intensity this spring, and he feels good heading into opening day. Tanaka said he has gone away from four-seam fastballs because of the fact his four-seamers were hit hard last year. He sat between 87-90 mph during his outing, but Tanaka was unconcerned with his dip in velocity.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka ($7,400, 14.8% of cap) will face the Toronto Blue Jays on opening day April 6. He's expected to be at an innings cap of around 90 pitches in his first start, too. Toronto is one of the most imposing lineups in the league in 2015, too, making Tanaka more of a weak play.

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Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury on track for opener

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:38:02 -0700

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) said he's feeling good and expects to play in a major league spring game soon. Ellsbury said he will be fine for opening day.

Fantasy Tip: Ellsbury ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) hasn't played in a spring game since early March. He dealt with an injury last spring but came out of the gates hot in 2014, giving owners optimism that he could do something similar this year. However, being safe and holding off on Ellsbury in the opening week at FantasyScore makes sense.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger - Brendan Kuty

Yankees | Girardi not worried about Dellin Betances

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:08:46 -0700

New York Yankees RP Dellin Betances, who has a 7.11 ERA in seven spring outings, allowed an unearned run while striking out two in an inning Sunday, March 29, but his fastball reached the mid-90s. Manager Joe Girardi said he's not worried at all about Betances' confidence heading into the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Betances is expected to have the first crack at closing duties in the Bronx, although Girardi has yet to announce a closer. Andrew Miller is another candidate for save chances. Betances has been overvalued a tad in drafts this spring, but perhaps his shaky spring performance has kept owners more honest. Handcuffing Miller to Betances is the ideal situation.

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

Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury could play Tuesday

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0700

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury (oblique) could play in a minor league game Tuesday, March 31, after missing two weeks with an oblique strain.

Fantasy Tip: If Ellsbury ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) comes through fine this week while playing in spring games, he should be ready to go on opening day. However, after missing two weeks of spring training at-bats, there's a chance Ellsbury will be slow out of the gates. You may want to wait and see with him in the first week of the regular season at FantasyScore.

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Yankees | Mark Teixeira fine after HBP

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:48:29 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (knee) said he is "fine" and is not scheduled for any tests after being hit on his right knee by a pitch Sunday, March 29.

Fantasy Tip: His batting average has plummeted in recent years, but he still has the power to approach 30 homers. Teixeira ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) hit 18 of his 22 home runs against left-handed pitchers last year, and if you are going to take a chance on him at FantasyScore, make sure the matchup is right.

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Yankees | Mark Teixeira leaves game early

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:14:57 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (knee) left a minor league game early Sunday, March 29, after he was hit in the knee by a pitch.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see if Teixeira ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is dealing with a serious injury. If Teixeira is ready for the regular season, he could be an option for owners on FantasyScore looking for some power in their lineups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Mark Feinsand

Yankees | Scott Baker released

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:08:26 -0700

New York Yankees SP Scott Baker was released Sunday, March 29. Baker had signed a deal that would've been worth $1.5 million if he had made the major league roster to begin the 2015 season.

Fantasy Tip: Baker hasn't had a productive fantasy season since 2011 with the Minnesota Twins. It is unlikely Baker receives anything other than a minor-league deal at this point, and is very unlikely to possess any fantasy value this season.

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Yankees | Didi Gregorius not concerned about OD

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:18:33 -0700

New York Yankees SS Didi Gregorius (wrist) said he is improving, Sunday, March 29, and should take batting practice Tuesday, March 31. Gregorius expects to be ready for opening day Monday, April 6, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fantasy Tip: Gregorius ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is slated to be the Yankees every day short stop this season. Gregorius never played in more than 103 games while with the Arizona Diamondbacks and it will be interesting to see what he can do with a true, full-time role. Gregorius enters the 2015 season with almost no fantasy value, but is someone that owners should be watching on the waiver wire. It's quite possible that Gregorius could emerge as a middle infield option.

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Yankees | CC Sabathia not concerned with numbers

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:58:43 -0700

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia is not concerned with his spring training performance so far. "It is what it is. I've had spring trainings where I've given up a lot of runs and went out and had a good season. I've had spring trainings like last year where I didn't give up [any] runs and I gave up [six] in the first game [April 1 at Houston]. So you all can put stock in whatever you want. I'm not really worried about it," Sabathia said after allowing five home runs over five innings pitched Saturday, March 28, against the Pittsburgh Pirates Triple-A affiliate.

Fantasy Tip: Sabathia ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) won't be starting his club's season opener for the first time since 2005, and will instead start the third game of the season, Thursday, April 9, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Owners shouldn't be too worried about any of the issues surrounding Sabathia, according to the pitcher himself, but it's difficult not to be scared away somewhat after last season's disaster. Sabathia is currently being drafted at an average draft position of 281. There is plenty of upside to be had at that value, but owners may want to see at least one quality start from Sabathia before trusting him in a lineup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Ken Davidoff

Yankees | Dellin Betances struggling

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:27:02 -0700

New York Yankees RP Dellin Betances has a 7.11 ERA in seven appearances this spring, and he has allowed at least one run in every appearance.

Fantasy Tip: Betances is the popular pick to land the closer's role for the Yankees, but he certainly isn't seizing the opportunity. He has the chance to be an elite fantasy closer because of his strikeout potential, but there is no guarantee he will reach his ceiling. If you draft him, make sure you pair him with another reliable reliever or two.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez goes deep again

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:17:07 -0700

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez hit his third home run of the spring Saturday, March 28, and is now hitting .306.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is worth a late-round flier in seasonal leagues, but it would be a surprise if he is able to stay healthy and productive for the entire season. Be prepared to cut him loose for a better option.

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Yankees | Didi Gregorius injures wrist

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:29:28 -0700

New York Yankees SS Didi Gregorius (wrist) injured his left wrist on a diving attempt Saturday, March 28, but X-rays were negative. Gregorius will be out until at least Wednesday, April 2.

Fantasy Tip: He has time to be ready for the opener. He's a value play at $3,600 (7.2% of your cap) on FantasyScore. His offense has been sparse at the big league level thus far, but he's hitting .308 this spring. He's still developing and will receive plenty of rope at short.

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

Yankees | Michael Pineda shining this spring

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:34:03 -0700

New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda tossed five shutout innings in spring training Friday, March 27, allowing five hits while striking out five and walking none. Pineda threw 62 pitches and lowered his spring ERA to 1.32 in his fourth start.

Fantasy Tip: Pineda was strong in his return to the Yanks last year, going 5-5 with a 1.89 ERA and 0.83 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 76 1/3 innings over 13 starts. Now that he's fully healthy, Pineda could be in line for a great 2015 season, and he'll come cheap in fantasy drafts.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka to be on pitch count

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:36:01 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka will be on a pitch count for the season opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. The limit is believed to be 90 pitches.

Fantasy Tip: The restriction doesn't limit him a whole lot. He'll just have to be efficient to be able to pitch more than five or six innings in order to put up a banner game on FantasyScore. At $7,400 (14.8% of your cap), he loses a bit of upside but remains a low-end SP1.

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