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Yankees | Nathan Eovaldi evolving as a pitcher

Sat, 28 May 2016 13:37:38 -0700

New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi may throw the second-fastest fastball in baseball - his four-seamer registers 96.9 miles per hour on average - but one of the keys to his success in 2016 has been his willingness to mix in his secondary pitches. Of the 21 starting pitchers who average 93 mph or greater on their fastballs, Eovaldi is the only one who throws his less than 50 percent of the time.

Fantasy Tip: Eovaldi, who is scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Rays in Sunday's series finale, has won each of his last four starts while posting a 2.16 ERA. He is averaging 15.6 pitches per inning over that stretch, which is part of the reason why he hasn't worked past the sixth frame in any of his last three outings. Regardless, it appears Eovaldi has turned a corner in his career; he should be considered a strong third starting pitcher in fantasy in most 12-team leagues until further notice.

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Yankees | Mark Teixeira doubtful for Sunday

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:20:49 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (neck) is not expected to play on Sunday, May 29, against the Tampa Bay Rays, according to manager Joe Girardi, who is more optimistic about his return on Monday, May 30.

Fantasy Tip: Teixeira has been out since Wednesday due to neck spasms, although it is hard to say he is being missed much offensively (.195. three homers, 12 RBI). With that said, replacement Dustin Ackley isn't exactly taking advantage of the opportunity and has been even worse this season (.145, no homers, four RBI). New York desperately needs to improve on its current options at first base before the trade deadline, meaning fantasy owners in all formats can certainly ignore either option for now.

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Yankees | Brett Gardner, Brian McCann resting

Sat, 28 May 2016 10:11:10 -0700

New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner and C Brian McCann are not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore Saturday, May 28. OF Aaron Hicks will bat second and play left field, while C Austin Romine starts behind the plate and bats ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Gardner and McCann are receiving the day off because the club is facing a left-handed pitcher. Romine is batting .277 with a home run and five RBI in 47 at-bats and makes a productive source of cap relief for DFS players who typically punt the catcher position. On the other hand, Hicks is just 6-for-41 at the plate away from Yankee Stadium and is not a great fantasy option.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez homers Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:46:49 -0700

New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez homered and drove in two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, May 27. It was his sixth home run of the season and first since May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez is just 1-for-8 since being activated from the disabled list and is hitting .188 through his first 80 at-bats this season. He may still be worth using a roster spot on in AL-only and deep mixed formats because of his power but his batting average and lack of positional versatility make him expendable in shallower leagues.

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Yankees | Carlos Beltran to DH this weekend

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:39:09 -0700

New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran is expected to serve as the designated hitter in one of this weekend's games against the Tampa Bay Rays because manager Joe Girardi doesn't want him playing three consecutive games on the artificial turf at Tropicana field.

Fantasy Tip: The 39-year-old Beltran is batting .262 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI through 46 games this year, including seven homers and 21 RBI during the month of May. He should be viewed as a viable option in all fantasy formats despite his age.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka hurls gem Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:09:13 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (3-0) allowed two hits and struck out four batters over seven scoreless innings in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka carried a perfect game into the fifth inning and is undefeated in his last 11 starts dating back to the end of the 2015 season. He is a solid pitching option in all fantasy formats, although he's not racking up as many strikeouts this year.

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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka makes adjustment

Fri, 27 May 2016 17:33:17 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka has enjoyed recent success as a result of pitching closer to the first-base side of the rubber. The adjustment has given his two-seam fastball more time to break, making it more difficult for right-handed batters to adjust. On the other hand, Tanaka has used his four-seam fastball less frequently in 2016 than in years past, although it's uncertain if injury or ineffectiveness is the primary reason why the pitch has been nearly abandoned.

Fantasy Tip: Tanaka has seen his strikeout rate tumble each year he's been in the majors, although his groundball rate has increased and the pace at which he's allowed home runs has fallen. The 27-year-old right-hander is 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA in nine starts this year, with 12 walks and 50 strikeouts over 58 1/3 innings and makes a decent starting pitching option against most opponents.

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Yankees | Mark Teixeira hopeful for Sunday

Fri, 27 May 2016 14:39:05 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (neck) said he hopes to be ready to play against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, May 29, and manager Joe Girardi said he is looking at returning Teixeira to the lineup Sunday or Monday, May 30, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fantasy Tip: Teixeira owns a disastrous .195/.294/.282 slash line with just three home runs, and given his lengthy injury history, there isn't a lot to like about his fantasy prospects going forward. He should be left to cavernous mixed and AL-only formats at this point.

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Yankees | Starlin Castro tattoos sixth HR

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:29:37 -0700

New York Yankees 2B Starlin Castro went 1-for-4 with his sixth home run of the season Thursday, May 26, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He finished with the team's only run scored and RBI for the game.

Fantasy Tip: Castro has cooled off after a hot April, but he's still been arguably the most consistent hitter in the Yankees lineup. As long as he can maintain his production, he'll continue to be one of the more useful second basemen in fantasy despite his lack of speed on the basepaths.

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Yankees | CC Sabathia looks sharp in loss

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:26:48 -0700

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia dropped to 3-3 after losing his start Thursday, May 26, opposite the Toronto Blue Jays, but he couldn't really have fared better. The left-hander hurled seven excellent innings, allowing two unearned runs on just two hits and one walk. He also struck out seven.

Fantasy Tip: How many people saw Sabathia having a renaissance season in 2016? That's been exactly the case thus far, as despite his .500 record, he now owns a desirable 2.83 ERA, while averaging nearly one strikeout per inning. Perhaps most impressive of all, the 35-year-old has surrendered just one home run in his seven starts after serving up a career-high-tying 28 long balls a season ago. If he can keep that trend up, Sabathia will continue to be a useful commodity in most leagues, if not all.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez to remain at DH

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:08:20 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez will continue to serve as the primary designated hitter with OF Carlos Beltran playing right field and occasionally serving as the DH, according to manager Joe Girardi.

Fantasy Tip: A-Rod is making his first start off the DL Thursday. It makes sense to keep him benched given he was hitting only .194 before his injury. But Rodriguez can still provide decent power numbers in mixed leagues if he can get things turned around.

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Yankees | Mark Teixeira out three days

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:03:58 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (neck) will be out of the lineup for the next three days after receiving a cortisone shot in his neck.

Fantasy Tip: Right now, the Yanks don't think Tex will need to go on the DL. But given his injury history and reputation as a slow healer, that could very well end up happening. Plan for that if you own him. You can cut bait in shallow leagues if you haven't already. His 31 home runs from a season ago seem like a distant memory. Bench him for the foreseeable future in deeper leagues. Dustin Ackley could benefit the most as long as Teixeira is sidelined, but he is really only depth for AL-only owners.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury out vs. lefty

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:01:52 -0700

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ Thursday, May 26. OF Aaron Hicks is starting in center field and is hitting second.

Fantasy Tip: Hicks is batting .205 (18-for-88) with two home runs and 10 RBI on the year. That includes a .162 average with no home runs and four RBI against left-handers. Despite the nice lineup position, Hicks remains a low-end DFS flyer.

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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez activated, starting

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:27:30 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Thursday, May 26, and is serving as the designated hitter and batting fifth against Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ.

Fantasy Tip: A-Rod has taken a big step back this year (.194/.275/.444) after slugging 33 home runs in a resurgent 2015 season. It was an uphill climb to match those numbers, but the veteran slugger can still provide decent power numbers when healthy, and he should be able to improve on his current line. Given his struggles to start the year, though, you may want to take a wait-and-see approach before putting him back into your lineups.

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Yankees | Joe Girardi considering six-man rotation

Wed, 25 May 2016 21:31:16 -0700

With the New York Yankees in the midst of a stretch of 40 games in 41 days, manager Joe Girardi indicated he would consider going with a six-man rotation when SP Luis Severino (triceps) is ready to return from the disabled list. "I think at some point, we'll consider injecting a sixth man in there," Girardi said. "I can't tell you at what point. It depends on how hard your starters have worked, what they look like, how they feel. But at some point, we would do it."

Fantasy Tip: It's no secret New York's rotation is filled with durability risks, so lightening the load during such an intensive stretch of games makes sense. Plus, it would help them sort of which five should start going forward. Each pitcher would stand to lose one or two starts over a 40-game stretch, so the impact would be negligible.

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Ackley Dustin 2B
Adams Lane OF
Agnew-Wieland Sam P
Allen Scott P
Angelini Carmen SS
Anson Kyle C
Aquino Daury P
Arias Gian SS
Arias Justo P
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Artz Stephen P
Austin Tyler OF
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Barbato John P
Barnes Jordan OF
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Betances Dellin RP
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de Leon Nestor P
De Los Santos Alexander P
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Ellsbury Jacoby OF
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