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Padres | Wil Myers delivering on potential

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Sports on Earth - Anthony Castrovince


Padres | Cesar Vargas continues stellar work

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.

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Padres | Yangervis Solarte, Spangenberg progressing

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.

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Padres | Tyson Ross still hasn't thrown

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - AJ Cassavell


Padres | Derek Norris takes a seat

Wed, 04 May 2016 10:45:58 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 4, with C Christian Bethancourt hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is just 4-for-20 (.200) on the year, and he doesn't have enough upside to stream against Tyler Chatwood.

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Padres | Robbie Erlin needs Tommy John surgery

Tue, 03 May 2016 16:09:53 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Robbie Erlin (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery to fix a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, according to manager Andy Green.

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.

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Padres | Melvin Upton receives night off

Mon, 02 May 2016 16:44:56 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. (rest) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 2. OF Travis Jankowski is starting in his place and batting eighth versus Colorado Rockies SP Jon Gray.

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.

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Padres | Brett Wallace batting cleanup

Mon, 02 May 2016 16:16:13 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Brett Wallace is starting at third base and batting cleanup Monday, May 2, against Colorado Rockies SP Jon Gray.

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.

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Padres | Matt Kemp productive at plate

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:07:43 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with one home run and three RBI against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, April 29.

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.

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Padres | Derek Norris not bothered by rumors

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin


Padres | Andrew Cashner struggles Wednesday

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.

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


Padres | Wil Myers extends hitting streak

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:17:43 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers extended his hitting streak to 12 games by homering against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, April 27. He went 1-for-4 with three RBI and scored two runs.

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.

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Padres | Robbie Erlin has throwing halted

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin


Padres | Austin Hedges out 4-6 weeks

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:31:40 -0700

San Diego Padres C Austin Hedges (hand) will have surgery to fix a fractured hamate bone in his hand Wednesday, April 27, and he's estimated to miss four to six weeks.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Dennis Lin


Padres | Wil Myers nears career mark

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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San Diego Padres Player News

Abraham Paul P
Adamson Corey INF
Aguilar Trino INF
Allen Logan P
Alley Joshua OF
Amarista Alexi SS
Arias Martires P
Aristy Alvaro SS
Asencio Yeison OF
Asuaje Carlos INF
Baker Jaime P
Bartsch Kyle P
Barzilla Philip P
Basham Bobby P
Bass Adam P
Baugh Kenny P
Baum Justin 3B
Baumann Buddy P
Bay Ronald P
Belen Carlos 3B
Bell Josh 3B
Berger Jon P
Bethancourt Christian C
Blash Jabari OF
Blauer Robert 1B
Bocachica Hiram OF
Bonine Eddie RP
Brannan Cooper P
Brooks Frank P
Brown Zachary 1B
Bruback Matt P
Buchter Ryan RP
Buck Travis OF
Burke Erick P
Burks Brian P
Burnside Adrian P
Buschini Adam 2B
Buschini Shane OF
Butler Ryan SP
Campos Leonel RP
Cashner Andrew SP
Castaneda Federico P
Castillo Jose P
Chalk Brad P
Chancellor Jace P
Chancellor Jace P
Cherry Rocky RP
Collins Mike C
Conlon William OF
Constanza Alexander P
Contreras Anthony INF
Corey Bryan RP
Cosme Jean SP
Culp Nathanial P
Cumberland Drew SS
Davis Tyler P
Dawley Joe RP
De La Rosa Eury P
De Los Santos Enyel P
De Paula Rafael P
Deago Roger SP
Delgado Irwin P
DeWitt Matt RP
Dickerson Alex OF
Dominguez Jose RP
Domoromo Luis OF
Dore Jose OF
Edwards Jon RP
Elbert Scott RP
Ellis Jonathan P
Erickson Griff C
Erlin Robbie SP
Evans Nick 1B
Fetter Chris P
Friedrich Christian SP
Gabella Cody INF
Gaedele Kyle OF
Gale Rocky C
Gallego Niko SS
Gamboa Juan SS
Garces Frank RP
Geary Geoff RP
Geer Josh SP
Gillies Tyson OF
Gomes Joseph OF
Gonzalez Benji SS
Goris Diego INF
Green Marcus OF
Greene Jr. Marcus C
Guerrero Tayron P
Guevara Carlos RP
Guthrie Jeremy SP
Gwaltney Lee P
Hagen Matt INF
Hagerty Jason C
Hand Brad SP
Haney Chris P
Harrington Allen P
Hatcher Justin C
Hedges Austin C
Hellweg Johnny SP
Hershiser Jordan P
Hill Bobby 2B
Hill Ryan OF
Hudgins John P
Hunt Jeremy 1B
Hunter John P
Hussey John P
Ibarra Jeff P
Ingram Rashaad INF
Italiano Craig SP
Jacobo Kervin 3B
Jamison Neil RP
Jankowski Travis OF
Jay Jon OF
Johnson Josh SP
Johnson Michael 1B
Johnson Rob RP
Johnston Mike P
Jones Duanel 3B
Kemp Matt OF
Kielty Bobby P
Kirby-Jones A.J. 1B
Kloess Brandon P
Kohlscheen Stephen P
Kral Robert C
Kral Robert C
Lane Jason P
Lauderdale Matthew C
Leicester Jon RP
Limonta Johan INF
Lindsey Taylor SS
Loewer Carlton SP
Loney James 1B
Lopez Arturo P
Lumsden Tyler P
Margot Manuel OF
Martinez Javier P
Maurer Brandon SP
Mazzoni Cory SP
McCoy Mike SS
McCutchen Daniel RP
McDaniel Nicholas P
McDougall Marshall 3B
McNutt Trey P
Mead Tyler P
Medley Brian OF
Megrew Michael P
Mejia Ruben P
Miniel Rene P
Moore Daniel P
Morris Elliot SP
Morrow Brandon SP
Moskos Daniel RP
Musgrave Rob P
Myers Wil OF
Na Kyung-Min OF
Needy James P
Noonan Nick SS
Norris Derek C
Northcraft Aaron SP
Nunez Jose Antonio RP
O'Grady Dennis P
O'Hagan David P
Olabisi Wande OF
Oland Bryan P
Olsen Shawn P
Olt Mike 3B
Overbeck Cody INF
Paroubeck Jordan OF
Patterson Danny RP
Paullus Ben P
Payne Daniel OF
Perdomo Luis SP
Pimentel Carlos SP
Pirela Jose 2B
Pomeranz Drew SP
Portillo Adys P
Putnam Danny OF
Quackenbush Kevin RP
Quezada Jackson P
Quiles Emmanuel C
Rakers Aaron P
Ramirez Alexei SS
Ramirez Yordany P
Ray Jason P
Rea Colin SP
Renfroe Hunter OF
Reyes Anthony SP
Reyes Gerardo P
Reynolds Greg SP
Riley Matt SP
Rodney Fernando RP
Rondon Jose SS
Rosales Adam 2B
Rosin Seth RP
Ross Tyson SP
Ruth Keoni 2B
Sabala Elvis INF
Sams Kalian OF
Sanchez Elier P
Segovia Zack P
Seidenberger Trevor P
Shabala Adam OF
Shields James SP
Silva Walter SP
Sinisi Vince OF
Smith Blake P
Snodgress Scott P
Solarte Yangervis 3B
Spangenberg Cory 2B
Streich Seth P
Sullivan Jerry P
Tankersley Dennis P
Tate Donavan OF
Tavarez Elvin P
Teague Matt P
Thielbar Caleb RP
Thornton Matt RP
Torres Jose P
Torres Nick OF
Ugueto Luis SS
Upton Jr. Melvin OF
Valdez Mario OF
Van Benschoten John P
Vargas Cesar SP
Vazquez Kelvin SS
Villanueva Carlos SP
Vose Jake P
Wallace Brett 1B
Ward Nelson INF
Watkins Steve P
Watt Michael P
Weeks Jemile 2B
Weems William INF
Weickel Walker P
White Pete SS
Whitley Garrett OF
Whitney Nate OF
Wieck Brad P
Woodard Robert P
Wooten Shawn C
Zarate Mauro RP
Zavada Clay RP

Balsley Darren PC
Blair Willie TO
Green Andy MAN
Hoffman Trevor TO
Kemp Chris TO
Loretta Mark TO
McDonald Chad TO
McGwire Mark TO
Nady Xavier TO
Post David TO
Powell Alonzo TO
Preller A.J. GM
Stein Josh TO
Valentin Jose TO
White Logan TO
Zinter Alan TO

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