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Thu, 05 May 2016 11:13:05 -0700
San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers is healthy and has made key adjustments at the plate this year. He's improved his ability to go up the middle and the other way, with the percentage of his batted balls up the middle nearly 14% higher than his career norm. Myers' contact rate has improved, and he's made a seamless transition from the outfield to first base.
Fantasy Tip: A wrist injury led to his disappointing .253/.336/.427 line in 2015. But Myers was a rebound candidate in fantasy drafts this spring, and he's delivering on his low draft price so far as a lineup linchpin in San Diego next to Matt Kemp.
Wed, 04 May 2016 16:14:30 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Cesar Vargas was good again in his start Wednesday, May 4, against the Colorado Rockies. Despite taking the loss, he went six strong innings, scattering four hits, three walks and surrendering one run. He also had three strikeouts.
Fantasy Tip: Well, a few injuries to San Diego's pitching staff ended up being a blessing in disguise, at least as it concerns the 24-year-old rookie, as he's been simply terrific since being called up. In three starts now, Vargas has allowed a grand total of two runs in 16 1/3 innings. The only negative is that he's walked three batters in each of his three assignments, but other than that, Vargas is establishing himself as a nice bargain option. Owners should be extra tempted with half his starts occurring at Petco Park. Give him a look in deep formats.
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:36:36 -0700
San Diego Padres 3B Yangervis Solarte (hamstring) and 2B Cory Spangenberg (quadriceps) took the day off Wednesday, May 4, after running and taking batting practice two days previously. However, there remains no timetable for when they will begin rehab assignments.
Fantasy Tip: Solarte and Spangy have a ways to go before returning to the Friars lineup. Solarte played in only five games before he was injury, while Spangenberg was underwhelming with a .229/.302/.354 slash line with one homer and one stolen base in 48 at-bats. Both players should return as starters when they're ready, but neither has much fantasy value other than in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.
Wed, 04 May 2016 15:23:29 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross (shoulder) continues to recover from a strained right shoulder and has completed his first set of stabilization exercises, according to manager Andy Green. However, Ross hasn't resumed throwing, and there remains no timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: Ross isn't close to returning at all if he hasn't resumed throwing. He'll need to start with simulated games and bullpen sessions before likely going out on a rehab assignment. Don't expect him back anytime this month. That means Cesar Vargas, who had another nice showing Wednesday, could stick in the rotation for a while longer if he continues to pitch well. Despite the slow recovery, keep Ross stashed in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Wed, 04 May 2016 10:45:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is just 4-for-20 (.200) on the year, and he doesn't have enough upside to stream against Tyler Chatwood.
Tue, 03 May 2016 16:09:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It's a tough break for a young pitcher trying to find his way in the major leagues. Erlin made just two starts this year before being injured, and he posted a 4.76 ERA in three starts in 2015. Upside remains as a ground-ball pitcher that relies on his control, but he timeline is slowed considerably now. Colin Rea could stick in the rotation all year now.
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:44:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jankowski collected just six extra-base hits in 90 at-bats last year as a rookie, and thus far through his first 15 ABs, he's got none, while striking out seven times. He'll be facing a pretty good strikeout pitcher in this one, and shouldn't even be considered for daily games.
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:16:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Good lord, Wallace should not be batting cleanup for any major league lineup in 2016. Alas, that is the current state of the Padres and their lackluster offense. Wallace has put together decent stretches before, but really hasn't been relevant in fantasy baseball in about a handful of years since his days in Houston. He might be worth a stash in the deepest leagues, in case this becomes more of a regular occurrence and he strings together some quality at-bats.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:07:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kemp has been playing well recently with 10 hits, two home runs and five RBI over the last six games. Kemp should be used in all fantasy leagues as long as he is producing at the plate.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:33:57 -0700
Entering play Thursday, April 28, San Diego Padres C Derek Norris was batting just .145 with 20 strikeouts through his first 69 at-bats of the season. However, he is not willing to blame his slump on swirling trade rumors. "For me, it's just control what's controllable," Norris said. "You can't control trades. You can't control action or promotions, demotions. I think just focus on what's in front of you, competing each and every day, going out there and doing your job to the best of your ability."
Fantasy Tip: Despite occasional struggles on defense, combined with his slow start at the plate, it appears as though Norris is not in danger of losing playing time in the immediate future, especially with C Austin Hedges (hand) sidelined for at least one month due to hand surgery. Norris could have some value in NL-only and two-catcher leagues but should be avoided in most other formats for now.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:30:23 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner (1-2) allowed six runs (three earned) on four hits over 2 2/3 innings in a loss to the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, April 27, with four walks and two strikeouts. It was his shortest outing since July 5, 2013.
Fantasy Tip: Cashner continues to be a pitcher who is difficult to rely on in daily fantasy contests. He has not pitched beyond the sixth inning in any of his five outings this season and has only registered two quality starts. Cashner is scheduled to make his next start versus the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, May 3.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:17:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Myers is batting .303 with five home runs and 10 RBI through his first 89 at-bats this season. He is hitting .373 over the course of the streak and makes a decent value option at first base for daily fantasy games.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:04:11 -0700
San Deigo Padres SP Robbie Erlin (elbow) has been backed off from throwing, and the organization could require him to undergo further evaluations on the muscular strain in his left arm. Erlin might still begin throwing again during the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers that starts Friday, April 29, though.
Fantasy Tip: At this point, Erlin doesn't have value outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only formats, but these potential complications are still concerning. Continue to check back for updates, but it looks like Erlin could miss more than the minimal stay on the 15-day disabled list.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:31:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hedges is more of a defensive-minded catcher, and he backed up Derek Norris for most of the 2015 season. He showed some improvement with his bat this spring, but this is a notable setback for him, and he's unlikely to have any fantasy value at all this year.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:38:27 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Wil Myers posted a single in the fourth inning of the game Tuesday, April 26, against the San Francisco Giants to push his hitting streak to 11 games. His career high streak is 12 games.
Fantasy Tip: Myers is off to a nice start this season for fantasy owners, and he is a valuable contributor in all formats and DFS play.
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