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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:10:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams is a lefty, so he is out of the lineup against Kazmir this evening. Holliday is definitely worth the start in all formats.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:34:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peralta landed on the disabled list earlier this week because of continued discomfort in his surgically-repaired left thumb but the possibility of him resuming hitting soon is a good sign. INF Jedd Gyorko is likely to see the bulk of the action at the hot corner while Peralta remains sidelined and he's worthy of consideration for NL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:37:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mayers is 3-3 with a 2.94 ERA in nine starts at Class AAA Memphis. He has 43 K's in 52 innings, and it'll be his major league debut. He's a fringe flyer in DFS Sunday.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:24:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gyorko has a .435-5-8 line the last week, and he's a good, low-end option against Kenta Maeda.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:23:47 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Greg Garcia is leading off Saturday, July 23, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker is hitting sixth and C Alberto Rosario hits eighth. 2B Kolten Wong, OF Matt Holliday and C Yadier Molina are out of the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Garcia has cooled a bit, but he's still hitting .314. He has upside at leadoff against Kenta Maeda. Hazelbaker and Rosario don't offer much for DFS purposes.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:16:26 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed 11 base runners -- 10 hits, one base on balls -- but surrendered just two runs over six innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, July 22. It was Wacha's third straight no-decision.
Fantasy Tip: Wacha hasn't lost since June 17, but he has followed three consecutive wins with three no-decisions, looking less than dominant in the process. There still haven't been many signs that the 17-7 version from 2015 will be making an appearance this year, however, and Wacha has become a hard sell in standard leagues.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:57:50 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Jedd Gyorko was 2-for-5 with a game-tying solo home run off Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen with two outs in the ninth inning on Friday, July 22. The Cardinals would go on to win, 4-3, in 16 innings.
Fantasy Tip: In his last 10 games, Gyorko is 14-for-35 (.400) with five HRs, 10 RBI and nine runs scored. That stretch has moved his season average up 30 points, and Gyorko is suddenly a viable option in deeper mixed leagues -- at least until Matt Carpenter or Jhonny Peralta return from injury.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:46:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It has been a rough month for Adams (.140-1-5 in 43 ABs prior to the HR), but perhaps Friday night's big blast will get him rolling again. At this stage, however, the husky first baseman is primarily an NL-only and deep mixed option.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:41:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Piscotty was hot until the team's July 19th contest was rained out. In four games since, the outfielder is 2-for-17, dropping his average from .299 to .291; on the bright side, one of those two hits was a game-tying three-run jack on Thursday. Keep Piscotty in your active lineup.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:28:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: A lifetime .304 hitter, Holliday's 0-for-7 showing dropped his 2016 average to .238, and it remains a sore spot amid otherwise strong power numbers. The 36-year-old is still a middling starting option in standard leagues.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:59:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Holliday had a scary moment Thursday when a pitch hit his nose and upper lip, causing him to gush blood. But he's back in there and should remain in all starting lineups. He's hitting just .244 but has 17 long balls and 55 RBI and should remain a key cog for fantasy owners in the second half.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:53:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pham is likely flying under the radar in deeper leagues, but this guy can hit and could steal playing time from Grichuk. Pham has batted .298 with three home runs and five RBI in the month of July and is worth a peek on the waiver wire in deep mixed and NL-only universes if he continues to see playing time.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:31:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moss is slated to start a rehab assignment early next week, so his return doesn't look to be far off. He's hitting only .256 this year, but his 17 homers and 40 RBI certainly play in most deep mixed and NL-only leagues. He's also a great value play when he's in the lineup against certain right-handers in daily leagues.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:21:50 -0700
Fantasy Tip: He was initially slated for a four- to six-week recovery timeline, but oblique injuries can often be tricky. It's a good sign he's already starting baseball activities, though. The All-Star third baseman should be stashed everywhere with his .298/.420/.568 slash line, 14 homers and 53 RBI. Jedd Gyorko is now seeing regular playing time on the infield and is mashing homers of late. Consider adding him off the waiver wire in the short term in deeper leagues for his power.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:58:13 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (nose) didn't suffer a fractured nose after being hit by a pitch Thursday, July 21, but he has a facial abrasion by his nose and upper lip. Manager Mike Matheny said Holliday didn't have concussion symptoms, either. He's listed as day-to-day.
Fantasy Tip: Holliday appears to have dodged a bullet here, but don't be surprised if the Cardinals hold him out for a game or two to be safe. Plan for that with your lineups. Holliday has kind of flown under the radar with a .244 average, 17 home runs and 55 RBI, but a low BABIP in the first half suggests he'll be much better from here on out, and he continues to make plenty of hard contact.
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