Seattle Mariners news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 21 May 2015 16:43:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma may struggle to make it back to the rotation before the All-Star break at this rate. Continue stashing him in traditional formats, though. Roenis Elias ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has taken advantage of his rotation spot to post a 2.76 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in five starts (32 2/3 frames). Elias is only fanning 6.9 hitters per nine innings, but he could continue serving as a decent sleeper pick at FantasyScore in the right matchups.
Wed, 20 May 2015 19:03:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ruggiano ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) came in batting just .213 on the season with one home run and one RBI. Ruggiano will need to string together a couple of these outings before being worthy of FantasyScore consideration.
Wed, 20 May 2015 18:54:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Elias ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) struck out a meager four batters, but he finally began to lower his absurd 18.2% home run to fly ball ratio. Elias will make for an occasional FantasyScore option in the right matchups.
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:45:40 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Austin Jackson (ankle) is unlikely to return for the upcoming weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. McClendon noted they would not rush Jackson back, and the turf at Rogers Center is soft and could cause a setback.
Fantasy Tip: The Mariners then begin a three-game road series against the Tampa Bay Rays, who also play on turf, so it wouldn't be shocking if Jackson ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is still another week away from returning. Continue to check back for updates on his progress and a more concrete return timetable.
Wed, 20 May 2015 13:24:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Castillo ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) may be tested as Happ's personal catcher during this game. Castillo may get more starts, especially if Mike Zunino falters, so keep an eye on how Castillo does.
Wed, 20 May 2015 12:28:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ruggiano ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) carries a .213 batting average into this game with not much pop, but at this point anything beats Dustin Ackley. Ruggiano is not a good fantasy bet. You should go with other outfielders at this price like Gerardo Parra.
Wed, 20 May 2015 12:23:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Smith ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) appears to have a normal night off, as Willie Bloomquist ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is in the lineup and batting second. Bloomquist carries no fantasy value, so bench Smith for the night and leave Bloomquist there as well.
Wed, 20 May 2015 12:19:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Weeks ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is trying to keep his average from falling below the Mendoza line. He has a .200 average in the last 30 days, but Weeks is hitting just .125 in the last week. Your best bet is to pass and go for a similar-priced outfielder.
Wed, 20 May 2015 11:28:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) continues to be a very strong FantasyScore play and leads all of baseball with 16 home runs. He's especially attractive tonight on the road, where he has a slash line of .394/.444/.985 with 12 of his 16 home runs.
Wed, 20 May 2015 08:00:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It is unclear if Castillo ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will start Wednesday on the road against the Baltimore Orioles. Fantasy owners should let him settle into his new home before tossing him into lineups, yet there is mild appeal given his basement price point.
Tue, 19 May 2015 19:33:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) has been one of the top fantasy options this season and is helping owners with his batting average, home runs and RBI. Cruz should be a nightly starting option on FantasyScore if owners are comfortable with his price.
Tue, 19 May 2015 08:18:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Castillo ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has all-universe value as a No. 2 fantasy catcher and could earn extra playing time if C Mike Zunino doesn't get on track soon. Castillo is a cheap source of cap relief on FantasyScore. Medina has no fantasy value at this time.
Mon, 18 May 2015 04:47:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Walker ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) carries a 1-4 record and 7.22 ERA into his start Monday, May 18, and that record is largely due to a horrific early-season slump. He appears to be stabilizing, although you may want to hold off on starting him until Walker appears to have all the yips out of the way.
Mon, 18 May 2015 04:34:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cano ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) has struggled early in the season before, and it took his bat a while to heat up during his first season in Seattle last year. Still, you may want to hold off on starting Cano until he works the kinks out of his slump or whether any sort of injury is revealed (if there is one).
Sun, 17 May 2015 18:54:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Paxton ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has allowed two earned runs or less in five straight starts, lowering his ERA to 3.59 after some rough outings to start the year. He has been a bargain at FantasyScore lately.
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