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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:21:26 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) received a platelet-rich plasma injection for his strained right quadriceps Thursday, July 30. There is no timetable for his return, although he believes that he'll return to action "soon."
Fantasy Tip: Expect the Cardinals to be cautious with Holliday ($4,900, 9.8% of cap), with the team hoping to make a deep playoff run. For the time being, Brandon Moss ($4,500, 9.0% of cap), Stephen Piscotty ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Mark Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) are projected to split time between first base and left field.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:48:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moss ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is expected to platoon at first base with Mark Reynolds, and Moss may also see the odd start in the outfield. He draws an A+ matchup Friday night, and FantasyScore players can start him with confidence.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:56:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The trade really does nothing for Broxton's already nonexistent fantasy value. However, in Milwaukee, it confirms that Jeremy Jeffress or Will Smith would probably be next in line for closing duties for the Brewers if Francisco Rodriguez is traded at the deadline.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:36:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There isn't a lot of value shifting with the swap between Carpenter ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) and Wong ($5,300, 10.6% of cap), but Grichuk ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) had been hitting lower in the lineup of late. Grichuk stands to receieve a huge fantasy boost if he can lock into a spot closer to the top of the St. Louis lineup. All three are worth consideration for FantasyScore usage, but Rusin ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is a lefty with a respectable 3.38 ERA over his past seven games, including five outings at Coors Field.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:31:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) has a Grade 2 quadriceps strain, according to general manger John Mozeliak. The organization is optimistic Holliday will return before the end of the season, though.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should be less optimistic, especially considering he'll likely be eased back into action with plenty of caution. St. Louis is eyeing a deep playoff run, and they're not going to take any chances with Holliday ($4,900, 9.8% of cap). Brandon Moss ($4,500, 9.0% of cap), Stephen Piscotty ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Mark Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) will likely rotate in and out of the lineup at first base and left field.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:41:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Check back for a return timeline for Holliday ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) before making any hasty fantasy decisions. Although, given he missed six weeks with a right quadriceps injury already this season, it might be wishful thinking to expect any fantasy returns from him again in 2015. Plus, with the high hopes for a deep playoff run, the Cardinals will be extremely cautious with him. Newcomer Brandon Moss ($4,500, 9.0% of cap), Stephen Piscotty ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Mark Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) project to rotate in and out of the lineup at left field and first base in Holliday's absence.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:58:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moss ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is hitting just .217 this season but has 15 homers and 50 RBI. The left-handed hitter is actually hitting .265 against lefties and .191 against righties. The move could energize him, but he's a wait-and-see on FantasyScore.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:50:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lackey ($7,900, 15.8% of cap) might have lost, but he still produced solid results for FantasyScore players. He is 7-3 with a 1.89 ERA in 12 home outings. Use him in FantasyScore when he is home, but on the road he has a 4.19 ERA in nine starts and is not as attractive.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:48:14 -0700
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) will have an MRI Wednesday, July 29, to determine the severity of the quadriceps injury he suffered in a loss against the Cincinnati Reds.
Fantasy Tip: Holliday ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) should obviously be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks. Mark Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) came on to play first base, with Stephen Piscotty ($3,700, 7.4%) moving to the outfield. That could be the setup moving forward if Holliday misses time.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:01:54 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) left the game against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, July 29, due to a strained right quadriceps. He suffered the injury while running to first base on a grounder during the first inning and was replaced by OF Stephen Piscotty. Holliday will be re-evaluated Thursday, July 30.
Fantasy Tip: Holliday ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) spent six weeks on the disabled list dealing with the same injury earlier this season. He is batting .290 with four home runs and 31 RBIs through 63 games. Check back for further updates on his status.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:57:02 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty is starting at first base and batting eighth against Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani Wednesday, July 29. 1B Mark Reynolds is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Piscotty ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is 6-for-18 with two runs, a double and two RBI over his first seven games in the majors. There is upside at his cap hit, but FantasyScore players and seasonal owners would love to see him hitting higher in the batting order. He is nothing more than a flier for daily contests batting eight.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:17:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) missed the past two games with a groin injury, so there is a slight injury risk with rushing him back into your FantasyScore lineups Wednesday. Plus, he is down the batting order a little. Still, it is difficult to discredit Grichuk's body of work this season. He has 34 runs, 11 home runs, 36 RBI and a .281/.333/.558 slash line.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:02:18 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jason Heyward is not in the starting lineup against Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake Tuesday, July 28. OF Peter Bourjos is starting in center field and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Heyward ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Bourjos ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is hitting only .175 this month and is not a strong option on FantasyScore.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:55:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is hitting only .206 this month but does have four home runs and nine RBI during that span. Owners may be able to find better options to use on FantasyScore.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:05:31 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk (groin) is not expected to miss a lot of time because of the groin injury he suffered during the game Sunday, July 26. Grichuk underwent an MRI Monday, July 27, which did not reveal any problems, but another doctor was scheduled to look over the MRI.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see when Grichuk ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) will be able to return to the lineup. He is hitting .276 with four home runs and 15 RBI this month and should be a solid option when he returns to the lineup.
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