St. Louis Cardinals
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Thu, 28 May 2015 12:55:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jay ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) will likely see more playing time with players like Matt Adams on the shelf for an extended period. He is worth activating in matchup situations.
Thu, 28 May 2015 07:31:51 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (leg) is likely done for the season, which has fueled speculation that the Cardinals could have interest in Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard, according to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. Milwaukee Brewers 1B Adam Lind and Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau may also be available via trade, Rosenthal writes. Lind has a club option after 2015, and Morneau has a mutual option. The Phillies are willing to cover the majority of Howard's remaining $50 million-plus contract, although the Cardinals seem to have little interest in impeding Adams in 2016. It is unknown if Howard would waive his 10-and-5 rights to accept a trade to St. Louis.
Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals may try to get by with 1B Mark Reynolds, but a trade is entirely possible to land a complementary bat for matchups against right-handed pitchers. Keep an eye on the situation in the short term.
Wed, 27 May 2015 21:07:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) could miss the rest of the season because of his injury. Mark Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) likely will see most of the playing time and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:55:49 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday reached base for the 43rd consecutive time to begin the 2015 season Wednesday, May 27, breaking the Cardinals' franchise record. Only five players since 1914 have had longer streaks.
Fantasy Tip: Holliday ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has just three home runs on the season, and he still owns an inflated .385 BABIP. It's time to sell high on Holliday, as his power numbers have been trending down over the last four seasons.
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:55:15 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (quadriceps) will miss three to four months with a Grade 2 strain, according to an official team statement Wednesday, May 27. Team officials have said Adams could miss the rest of the season. 1B Mark Reynolds is listed as the next option at first base on the Cardinals' depth chart.
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has been used mostly as a platoon option against right-handed pitchers this season. The Cardinals' are likely to look outside of the organization for Adams' replacement, with Ryan Howard's name among those rumored to be of interest.
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:16:07 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds will be the primary first baseman with 1B Matt Adams (quadriceps) out for an extended period of time. Reynolds is hitting .250 with three home runs and 12 RBI in part-time duty, with 11 starts at first base and three at third base.
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) will see his value increase dramatically in traditional formats with regular playing time. If you're in need of power in shallow mixed leagues, he might be worth the pickup. At FantasyScore, Reynolds remains a matchup play for his fence-clearing ability.
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:08:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peralta ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) is having a nice season, and he could take up temporary residence in the cleanup spot with Matt Adams ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) out with a quadriceps injury. It would be a slight boost to his fantasy stock, and Peralta is already a mid-tier shortstop. Currently, he has 23 runs, seven home runs, 25 RBI with a .308/.370/.506 batting average. While an excellent FantasyScore option, Peralta is somewhat pricey for a middle infielder.
Wed, 27 May 2015 14:33:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds' ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) fantasy value is on the rise in seasonal formats with Matt Adams potentially missing a substantial chunk of time with a quadriceps injury. FantasyScore players could have a nice low-priced option on their hands, too. Just note, Reynolds is typically feast or famine at the plate.
Wed, 27 May 2015 14:28:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is earning additionally playing time with his strong run over the past 11 games. He is sporting a .316/.350/.605 slash line with four runs, a home run, six RBI and a stolen base. And while the sample size is small, Grichuk lands in a favorable lineup spot and pitching matchup Wednesday. He is an excellent low-priced target for FantasyScore players Wednesday.
Wed, 27 May 2015 14:02:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Continue to check back for updates on the severity of Adams' ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) injury and a recovery and return timeline. In the meantime, and for the duration of Adam's absence, Mark Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) projects to receive everyday at-bats. Over the past six seasons, Reynolds has averaged 23 home runs with a .213/.316/.429 slash line and 402 at-bats per season. He has power potential, but it will come with a bad batting average. He is a matchup FantasyScore play.
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:58:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Adams out for at least two weeks, Mark Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is likely to become the starting first baseman. While Reynolds has plenty of power (three home runs, 12 RBI), he's also hitting just .250 (24-for-96). Reynolds is strictly a matchup play at FantasyScore.
Tue, 26 May 2015 19:38:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to look for a possible timetable for Adams ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) over the next day or two. Mark Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) likely would start at first base if Adams misses some time and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.
Tue, 26 May 2015 18:10:43 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay will be sent on a short minor league rehab assignment to work on the timing of his swing Tuesday, May 26, with Class A Peoria. Jay will play two or three games on the assignment, and he could be activated Friday, May 29, if there are no setbacks.
Fantasy Tip: Jay ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) is serviceable only in deep NL-only leagues. If Jay returns to the top of the Cardinals' batting order, he could be an occasional option in GPP tournaments on FantasyScore, with a favorable pitching matchup.
Mon, 25 May 2015 20:57:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has had two really bad outings this year, but he has allowed two runs or less in seven of his nine starts overall. He also has 56 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings. If the matchup is solid, don't hesitate to to use Martinez at FantasyScore.
Mon, 25 May 2015 15:13:57 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday extended his streak of reaching base safely to begin the season to 41 games Monday, May 25, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Holliday is just one game shy of the club record set by Albert Pujols in 2008.
Fantasy Tip: Holliday ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) owns a batting average of .314 and an on-base percentage of .434 but his .373 BABIP is nearly 40 points above his career average. Holliday's walk rate is up considerably from his career average, but he has only three home runs through 173 plate appearances. Season-long owners should try and sell Holliday as the real-world success is really covering up Holliday's subpar fantasy season so far.
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