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Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma out 2-4 weeks

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:43:11 -0700

Updating a previous story, Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right lat Saturday, April 25, and he is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) has lasted only 16.1 innings pitched across three starts this season. Iwakuma has one loss on the season and an inflated 6.61 ERA. A 27.8% home run to fly ball ratio can take a large portion of the blame for Iwakuma's poor start, and owners should keep him stashed.

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Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma to the DL

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:41:00 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain Friday, April 24, and recalled RP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma.

Fantasy Tip: With Iwakuma on the shelf, Roenis Elias would seem like the most logical choice to take his spot in the rotation. Elias finished with a 3.85 ERA last year, and if he is recalled, he could be worth a look at FantasyScore depending on the matchup.

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Mariners | Bad luck for Logan Morrison?

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:40:32 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Logan Morrison has a .200 batting average on balls in play in the first month, which ranks among the worst in the majors. His career BABIP is .280 in six seasons. Opponents regularly shift on Morrison, though, since he is a dead-pull hitter. He faced similar shifts in 2014, though, and had a .345 BABIP in his final 51 games with a slash line of .321/.372/.506.

Fantasy Tip: Morrison ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) definitely has been unfortunate to start the 2015 season, going 9-for-51 (.176) with no home runs or RBI. His fortune will turn eventually, but he may never be more than a midrange first base option at FantasyScore, based on right-handed pitching matchups.

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Mariners | Robinson Cano hot of late

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:35:01 -0700

Seattle Mariners 2B Robinson Cano has a nine-game hitting streak and is hitting .405 (15-for-37) in that span.

Fantasy Tip: Cano ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) should be a daily consideration at second base for your FantasyScore lineups, especially when he's in a groove at the plate.

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Mariners | Dustin Ackley leading off

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:37:07 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Dustin Ackley is starting in left field and hitting leadoff against Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh Tuesday, April 21.

Fantasy Tip: Ackley ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) faces a tough matchup in McHugh tonight. The Astros pitcher is off to a great start to the year and has pitched remarkably well at Safeco Field in his young career. A spot atop the lineup makes Ackley intriguing to those at FantasyScore that want to zig when others zag tonight.

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Mariners | Taijuan Walker with good matchup?

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:10:57 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker is 3-0 with a 2.91 ERA in three career starts against the Houston Astros. He's 0-2 with a 17.18 ERA to begin the 2015 season.

Fantasy Tip: Walker ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is a risk/reward FantasyScore selection tonight against the Houston Astros. Houston is a very strikeout-prone team, but they also can go deep with the best of them. Walker is a sleeper play if you're looking to go against the grain. Hey, at least he'll be in a pitcher's park this evening.

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Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma off to rough start

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:36:20 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP after his first three starts of the season.

Fantasy Tip: He has allowed four earned runs in each start and served up five homers in 16 1/3 innings. He's slated for a good matchup against the Minnesota Twins in his next start, but at $6,300 (12.6% of your cap), we aren't too comfortable using him on FantasyScore yet.

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Mariners | James Paxton having mechanical issues?

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:53:05 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton suggested his mechanics were off and that he was "too rotational" after struggling in his second straight start Sunday, April 19. He allowed seven runs and nine hits in just 2 2/3 innings against the Texas Rangers. However, manager Lloyd McClendon refused to blame poor mechanics on Paxton's outing.

Fantasy Tip: Paxton ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 1.47 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 15 innings in his two 2015 starts. You'll want to avoid him at FantasyScore until he gets things turned around.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz has fine week

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:46:50 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz was named the American League Player of the Week after hitting six home runs and knocking in 10 runs in six games. Cruz ended the week with two home runs and five RBI Sunday, April 19. Cruz was 12-for-24 overall in the week.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is en fuego and can't be ignored at FantasyScore right now while he's swinging a hot stick. He'll yet again be a strong start in daily games tonight against the Houston Astros and Asher Wojciechowski.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz blasts a pair

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:46:36 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 3-for-6 with two home runs, two runs scored and five RBIs in an 11-10 win over the Texas Rangers Sunday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) currently leads the majors with eight homers, and all eight have come in his last eight games. For the price, he is a no-brainer addition to FantasyScore lineups while he is on his power binge.

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Mariners | Seth Smith not playing Sunday

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:11:02 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith is not in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers Sunday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: Nelson Cruz ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) will start in right field and Justin Ruggiano ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will start in left field because Seattle is facing a left-handed pitcher. Cruz already has six home runs this season and is a bargain on FantasyScore, while Ruggiano has struggled at the plate during the first two weeks of the regular season.

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Mariners | Jesus Sucre starting Sunday

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:10:35 -0700

Seattle Mariners C Jesus Sucre is in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers Sunday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: The light-hitting Mike Zunino ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is receiving his first day off this season. Sucre ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is the least expensive catching option available on FantasyScore and is attractive to owners who would prefer to sink their cap money into other positions.

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Mariners | Willie Bloomquist starting Sunday

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:08:07 -0700

Seattle Mariners SS Willie Bloomquist is in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers Sunday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: Bloomquist ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is filling in for Brad Miller ($2,400, 4.8% of cap), who is being given the day off. FantasyScore owners should be able to find better options for a comparable price.

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Mariners | Felix Hernandez dominates Rangers

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:34:11 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez (quadriceps, ankle) struck out 12 batters through seven innings to win his second game of the season over the Texas Rangers Saturday, April 18. Hernandez allowed a single earned run on two hits and two walks.

Fantasy Tip: Hernandez ($9,300, 18.6% of cap) eased any injury concern for his seasonal owners, and those who spent up for him in daily contests were rewarded handsomely. FantasyScore players should continue to view King Felix as a top-tier starter, and against inferior lineups, he has contest-winning upside. He proved it Saturday.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz still ablaze

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:41:42 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz is 12-for-23 with six homers and nine RBI in his last six games.

Fantasy Tip: Nelly ($4,100, 8.2% of your cap) can carry a fantasy team during these streaks and is at a dirt-cheap price on FantasyScore.

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Seattle Mariners Player News

Ackley Dustin OF
Allen Nick P
Austin Jamal OF
Baker John C
Baldwin Andrew P
Barb Andrew P
Baron Steven C
Bastida-Martinez Evel 2B
Batista Yidio INF
Bawcom Logan P
Beavan Blake SP
Beimel Joe RP
Bello Cibney P
Beltran Saydel P
Bilke Austin P
Bingjia Yu OF
Blash Jabari OF
Bloomquist Willie 2B
Bonilla Leury 3B
Boyce Tim P
Branche Steve SS
Bubela Jaime OF
Buglovsky Chris P
Bumstead Michael P
Burgoon Tyler P
Calderon Yordyn 3B
Cano Robinson 2B
Carmichael Christian C
Carraway Andrew SP
Carroll Daniel OF
Carter Eric P
Castillo Phillips OF
Choi Ji-Man 1B
Christensen Daniel P
Cohoes Cavan OF
Colina Edilio INF
Contreras Danny OF
Copping Cameron P
Cortez Renee P
Crosby Bubba OF
Cruz Nelson OF
De La Cruz Jose P
De Paula Juan P
DeCarlo Joe 3B
Dirkx Austin P
Dominguez Jeffrey SS
Dominique Andrew C
Done Juan P
Dorman Rich P
Downs Brodie P
Dunigan Joe 1B
DuRocher Johnny P
Eastley Tyler INF
Elias Roenis SP
Ellison Derek P
Engles Terrance P
Espy Nate 1B
Farquhar Danny RP
Fernandez Anthony SP
Fernandez Eddy P
Flaig Jeffrey INF
Flannery Michael P
Furbush Charlie RP
Garbe B.J. OF
Garcia Anderson P
Garcia L. Alejandro OF
Garcia L. Eduardo OF
Garcia Rigoberto P
Garth Ron INF
Gaviglio Sam SP
Germano Justin P
Gillheeney James P
Gillheeny James P
Giobbi Andrew C
Gomez Erick P
Gonzalez Luis E. P
Guerrero Gabriel OF
Gutierrez Franklin OF
Guttormson Ricky RP
Guzman Elpidio OF
Hall Josh SP
Happ J.A. SP
Hargrove Andy 1B
Harris Gary OF
Hernandez Brayan OF
Hernandez Felix SP
Hernandez Moises P
Hicks John C
Hill Nick P
Hogan Billy SS
Huang Chai-An P
Hultzen Danny SP
Iwakuma Hisashi SP
Jackson Alex OF
Jackson Austin OF
Jaile Chris P
Jaramillo Jason C
Jimenez Luis A. 1B
Jones James OF
Kantakevich Joseph P
Kickham Mike SP
Kiger Mark INF
Kinkade Mike INF
Kittredge Andrew P
Krist Joshua P
Lampe Rayon INF
Landry Leon OF
Leal Jose OF
Lebron Rey OF
Leone Dominic RP
Littleton Wes P
Lo Kuo-Hui OF
Looper Aaron P
Lopez Chuck OF
Lowe Mark RP
Luetge Lucas RP
Marcoe Billy C
Markovitz Jason P
Marlette Tyler C
Martinez Hersin OF
Mateo Natanael P
Medina Yoervis RP
Mendoza Jose P
Meneses Alex INF
Miller Brad SS
Montero Jesus DH
Montgomery Mike SP
Moran Brian RP
Morban Julio OF
Morla Ramon INF
Morrison Logan 1B
Morton Colt C
Mota Ismerlin C
Munoz Luis SP
Myers Adrian OF
Nelson Joe RP
Nesbit Greg P
Nunez Jhonny RP
Nunez Luis INF
O'Malley Shawn INF
Okuda Pedro SS
Oliveras Luis C
Olmos Edgar RP
Palazzolo Steve P
Palmer Matt RP
Paquette Ethan OF
Parker Kyle T. P
Paxton James SP
Peguero Esteilon SS
Perez Rafael RP
Periard Alexandre P
Petagine Roberto 1B
Peterson DJ 3B
Pimentel Guillermo OF
Pimentel Manelik P
Pina Luis P
Posluszny Stan OF
Proscia Steven 3B
Quentin Carlos OF
Quintanilla Kevin P
Raben Dennis OF
Reynolds Burt INF
Rijo Cristian OF
Rios Jose P
Rivero Carlos SS
Rodney Fernando RP
Rohrbaugh Robert P
Rollins David P
Romero Stefen OF
Ruffin Chance RP
Ruggiano Justin OF
Saito Derrick P
Saunders Joe SP
Seager Kyle 3B
Sears Todd 1B
Sena Jandy P
Siverio Misael SP
Smith Carson RP
Smith Seth OF
Snow Forrest P
Spiehs R.D. RP
Sucre Jesus C
Suda Kenta P
Sweeney Brian P
Taylor Chris INF
Taylor Luke P
Thorne Aaron P
Thorpe Tracy P
Torres Chris SS
Torres Jose P
Trejo Edgar 3B
Valdivia Francisco P
Van Heydoorn Rudy INF
Vancil Preston P
Vega Marwin P
Velasquez Roberto INF
Wagner Michael P
Walker Taijuan SP
Wang Wei C
Ward Bryan P
Weeks Rickie 2B
Wilhelmsen Tom RP
Witherspoon Travis OF
Woerman Joe P
Zablan Keli'i P
Zunino Mike C

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Datz Jeff TO
Donnelly Rich TO
Gwynn Chris TO
Hansen Roger TO
Jewett Trent TO
Johnson Howard TO
Kingston Jeff TO
McClendon Lloyd MAN
Navarro Jaime TO
Rojas Mike TO
Simmons Ted TO
Thompson Robby TO
Valle Dave TO
Van Slyke Andy TO
Waits Rick PC
Wetteland John TO
Woodward Chris TO
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