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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:44:00 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn (ankle) is expected to make his next scheduled start after suffering a mild right ankle sprain in his start against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, Aug. 29. He had limited swelling around the ankle and was able to move around the clubhouse without much difficulty following the game, although the ankle was still tender.
Fantasy Tip: Lynn ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) is tentatively scheduled to make his next start against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, Sept. 4. He tossed seven scoreless innings before exiting Saturday, allowing just six hits and two walks while striking out two and picking up the victory. FantasyScore owners may want to avoid using him in his next outing just to be on the safe side.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:40:06 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B/OF Mark Reynolds will bat sixth and play first base against San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston Sunday, Aug. 30. 1B/OF Brandon Moss, who played first base Saturday, Aug. 29, will start in left field and bat seventh Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is 7-for-20 at the plate over the last seven days, making him worthy of FantasyScore consideration if you want an inexpensive option at first base this afternoon. On the other hand, Moss ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is only batting .216 this month and should be avoided.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:30:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Remove Peralta ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) from all fantasy lineups. Garcia ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is hitting just .133 in 15 at-bats this month and is not a great FantasyScore option.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:20:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Piscotty ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) is 12-for-24 with two home runs and 10 RBIs over the past week and should continue to be used in FantasyScore lineups as long as his hot hitting continues.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:20:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There is a chance Lynn ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) could be held out of his next start, so owners should look for an update on his status over the next few days. Lynn is a solid starting option against most opponents when healthy.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:17:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Heyward ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is batting .304 over the past week and is 4-for-11 with a double and a home run in his career against Vogelsong, making him a solid FantasyScore option this afternoon.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:04:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moss ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is batting just .208 this month and is hitless in four career at-bats versus Vogelsong. Better first base options are available in FantasyScore this afternoon.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:04:15 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed four unearned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six batters during the Cardinals' 5-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants Friday, Aug. 28. Wacha did not factor into the decision.
Fantasy Tip: Wacha's ($7,600, 15.2% of cap) ERA is down to 2.69 for the season, and he has a 1.40 ERA over his past seven starts with 40 strikeouts over 45 innings. It could be suggested that there is risk with Wacha's workload far exceeding his previous career high of 107 innings, but at this point, he appears absolutely fine. Continue to view him as a fringe No. 1 starter in all mixed leagues, and he is likely underpriced at FanasyScore.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:34:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jay ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) would likely see the bulk of the playing time in center upon returning. Keep an eye on him for NL-only usage and for a low-end FantasyScore flyer.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:20:43 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa Thursday, Aug. 27. OF Brandon Moss will start in left field and is batting sixth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Piscotty ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return soon. Moss ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is hitting only .190 with one RBI this month and probably is not a great starting option.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:04:50 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa Thursday, Aug. 27. C Tony Cruz will start at catcher and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Molina ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting .177 in limited playing time this season and should not be a starting option on FantasyScore.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:50:46 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter will start at first base against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa Thursday, Aug. 27, and is batting first. 3B Greg Garcia will start at third base and is batting eighth, while 1B Mark Reynolds is not in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Carpenter ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has not seen a lot of playing time at first base but is should not affect his fantasy value. Garcia ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is hitting .298 in limited playing time this season, but owners on FantasyScore may be able to better options to use.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:20:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kevin Siegrist has been the most common arm to fill in for saves, but Steve Cishek is also an option.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:00:36 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey has allowed two runs or fewer in 11 of his last 13 starts and three or fewer in 21 of his 25 starts this season. Lackey is starting against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Lackey ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) is having a bounce-back season, but he doesn't pile on the strikeouts which limits his upside in all formats, but especially at FantasyScore. He is a solid No. 2 starting pitcher option in daily contests, albeit an expensive one. The Diamondbacks aren't a slam-dunk matchup, either. They've got a top-10 OPS (.758) in August.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:01:31 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong recorded his second multi-hit game of the month in the team's win Tuesday, Aug. 25, after entering the game with just two hits in his previous 29 at-bats. Wong was unexpectedly benched last Friday and received days off Sunday, Aug. 23, and Monday, Aug. 24. Wong used the time off to clear his head and to focus on making tweaks to his swing, which he had noticed was getting too long. A shorter swing helped snap his slump Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: Wong's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) recent slump means he's probably being avoided by the majority of users on FantasyScore. You might want to do the same, but after rejoining the hit column last night, he could be on the verge of producing nice numbers once again. Don't blindly avoid him for your daily formats moving forward.
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