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Cardinals | Another loss for Michael Wacha

Sun, 29 May 2016 14:50:19 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha suffered his sixth straight loss Sunday, May 29, as the Cardinals fell, 10-2, to the Washington Nationals. He was unable to complete more than four innings in any of his three previous starts while allowing 20 earned runs combined.

Fantasy Tip: The alarm bells are going off on Wacha. The team hasn't indicated whether anything is wrong, but this is not the same Wacha who dazzled fans a couple years ago. He may be worth keeping in deeper-format leagues where you can afford to bench players, but Wacha isn't worth consideration in DFS or shallow formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Benjamin Standig


Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta injures thumb, return delayed

Sun, 29 May 2016 13:25:21 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will have his return to active duty delayed. Peralta cut his right thumb while opening a box Saturday, May 28, and will be delayed in his return from an injury to his other thumb as a result. Peralta, on a rehab assignment with Class AA Springfield, had to get three stitches and will not play for three or four days, manager Mike Matheny said.

Fantasy Tip: There is no answer to the question about why Peralta didn't have someone else open the box. Whatever the case, it looks like Peralta will be delayed a little bit longer. This is good news for Aledmys Diaz owners, who will get his services in full for several more days (and likely after Peralta returns, as it is). Peralta also has 3B eligibility coming his way, so keep him stashed in all but the shallowest of leagues and await his return.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mark Saxon


Cardinals | Matt Adams returns to the lineup

Sun, 29 May 2016 09:31:04 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (back) is in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg Sunday, May 29, and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Adams has at least one hit in eight of his last nine games and has three home runs and 11 RBI during that span. Adams should be a solid starting candidate in all leagues as long as he is on his hot streak.

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Cardinals | St. Louis sitting four starters

Sun, 29 May 2016 09:18:18 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz, OF Stephen Piscotty, C Yadier Molina and 2B Kolten Wong are not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg Sunday, May 29. SS Greg Garcia will start in shortstop and is batting second. 1B Brandon Moss will start in left field and is batting sixth. 2B Jedd Gyorko will start in second base and is batting seventh, while C Eric Fryer will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia has played very well over the last seven days and should be sleeper candidate in daily fantasy leagues. Moss, Gyorko and Fryer has struggled recently and can be avoided in most leagues.

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Cardinals | Adam Wainwright wins again

Sun, 29 May 2016 04:46:20 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright allowed four runs and six hits, including a career record-tying three home runs, in a 9-4 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday, May 28. He struck out five and walked none to earn his fifth straight win.

Fantasy Tip: Wainwright started the season 0-3 and looked absolutlely lost. He's improved as the season progresses, but there are still some question marks (surrendering three homers). Still, the red flags are retreating, and Wainwright is getting more powerful as a pitcher, so give him support in DFS leagues as long as this hot streak continues.

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Cardinals | Kolten Wong out of Saturday lineup

Sat, 28 May 2016 15:38:20 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong is not in the lineup Saturday, May 28, against the Washington Nationals. 2B Jedd Gyorko will start and bat seventh against Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: Wong gets the night off because of the lefty vs. lefty matchup. Although Gyorko has decent numbers in the past week and on the road, his numbers against the Nationals suggest you may be better off leaving Gyorko on the bench for the night.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams out Saturday

Sat, 28 May 2016 14:50:47 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (back) is out of the starting lineup Saturday, May 28, for a second straight game. 3B Matt Carpenter will play first and lead off against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez, and 3B Greg Garcia will take Carpenter's spot at third and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Adams has said he might be available for pinch-hit duty, which suggests the injury may not be serious. If so that's a good thing because back problems can cause hitters great headaches. Carpenter is worth mid-range consideration from the leadoff position, while Garcia carries little fantasy value.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter activated

Sat, 28 May 2016 09:20:43 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter was activated from the paternity list Saturday, May 28. The team also designated SS Ruben Tejada for assignment.

Fantasy Tip: Carpenter should continue to receive most of the starts at third base and should be a starting option in all leagues. Greg Garcia could receive a little more playing time with Tejada leaving but is still not a great fantasy option.

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Cardinals | Jaime Garcia bounces back

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:15:21 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia allowed two runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Washington Nationals Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia had allowed a combined eight run on 15 hits over 7 1/3 innings in his previous two starts, and he continues to run hot and cold. He is a low-end starter in deeper mixed leagues.

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Cardinals | Stephen Piscotty's slam leads the way

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:08:48 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 6-2 win over the Washington Nationals Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Piscotty doesn't have a ton of power, but a prime spot in the powerful St. Louis lineup should allow him to maintain a healthy average and strong RBI and run totals. He should be starting in all formats.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams not in the starting lineup

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:27:31 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (back) took swings in the batting cage and said his back in fine, and he should be available off the bench against the Washington Nationals Friday, May 27. 1B Brandon Moss is starting at first base against Nationals SP Max Scherzer Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Adams is heating up with 11 runs, four home runs, 15 RBI and a .383/.420/.702 slash line through 60 plate appearances in May. He is a viable option at first base in all fantasy formats, but just note, he'll receive the odd day off with all the options St. Louis has at first base. Moss checks out as a risky option in daily contests Friday, as it is a tough matchup against Scherzer. Plus, Moss has just a single multi-hit game through his past 14 starts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOX Sports Midwest - Jim Hayes


Cardinals | Greg Garcia leading off vs. Nats

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:11:01 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Greg Garcia is starting at third base and leading off against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia has been great when given a chance this season. He has started out 7-for-11, however, it is a small sample size, and facing Max Scherzer is a daunting task. View Garcia as a risky flier in daily contests Friday, albeit one with some upside setting the table for a solid lineup. Matt Carpenter projects to return from the paternity list Saturday, May 28, which will return Garcia to a bench role.

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Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta progressing

Thu, 26 May 2016 19:34:51 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will report to Class AA Springfield Friday, May 27, after going 3-for-13 in a five-game stint with Class A Peoria, and manager Mike Matheny said Peralta is on the "immediate radar" to help.

Fantasy Tip: Peralta has above average power for a player with shortstop eligibility, and with third base eligibility likely in his near future, he should be stashed in all but the shallowest of leagues.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams exits with back injury

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:22:33 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (back) was removed from the game against the Washington Nationals Thursday, May 26, due to stiffness in the middle part of his back. OF Brandon Moss moved from left field to first base, with OF Jeremy Hazelbaker sliding over to left field from center field and OF Randal Grichuk entering the game to play center.

Fantasy Tip: Adams was 12-for-23 (.522) in his last eight games with three doubles, three homers and nine RBI, with his batting average going from .275 to .320 over this stretch. The severity of his injury is not yet known, so check back occasionally for updates on his status.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Derrick Goold


Cardinals | Matt Carpenter eyeing Saturday return

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:24:16 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is expected to return from the paternity list to play against the Washington Nationals Saturday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Make arrangements to replace Carpenter for the next two days where you can. He is off to a solid start in the counting stats with 29 runs, nine home runs and 32 RBI. Greg Garcia started at the hot corner Thursday, May 26, and he or one of Ruben Tejada or Jedd Gyorko projects to start Friday, May 27, but no one in the trio are anything more than fliers in daily contests.

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St. Louis Cardinals Player News

Adams Matt 1B
Ahmady Alan 3B
Alvarado Henry OF
Anna Dean 2B
Araujo Jorge OF
Balbuena Starling INF
Bean Steve C
Beatty C.J. OF
Becher William 1B
Beltre Braulin P
Beras Andres OF
Berg Jeremy P
Bergman Joseph INF
Bighames Tyler P
Blair Seth SP
Bova Christopher P
Bowman Matthew P
Broome Mark 3B
Browning Barret RP
Broxton Jonathan RP
Burton Adam C
Butler Keith RP
Bynum Freddie INF
Caple Chance P
Carpenter Matt 3B
Castillo Juan C
Cazana Amaury OF
Cerda Matt 3B
Chavez Marcos INF
Christianson Ryan C
Church Ian OF
Collier Logan P
Constantino Chris 3B
Cooney Tim SP
Cordell Brent C
Corrigan Chris P
Costanzo Drew OF
Cresse Brad C
Cutler Charlie C
Daley Gary P
de la Cruz Carlos OF
DeJesus Antone OF
Delgado Ramon P
Della Rocco Chris P
DeQuin Benji P
Derba Nick C
Diaz Aledmys SS
Dobson Sean OF
Dove Dennis RP
Ehrlich Adam C
Fanning Collin OF
Fiske Justin RP
Flores Ron P
Franco Santo P
Fritsche Josh P
Fryer Eric C
Garcia Erik C
Garcia Greg 2B
Garcia Isaias 2B
Garcia Jaime SP
Gaub John P
Gibson Chris OF
Gonzales Marco SP
Gonzalez Fernando P
Gonzalez Jonathan P
Gonzalez Jose C
Gonzalez Juan P
Gotay Ruben 2B
Grant Jessen P
Grichuk Randal OF
Gyorko Jedd 2B
Haerther Cody OF
Hanson Travis INF
Harris Mitch P
Harrison Vince INF
Hatley Marcus SP
Hazelbaker Jeremy OF
Hefner Jeremy SP
Henley Tyler OF
Herbert Samuel OF
Hernandez Grabiel SS
Herrera Juan INF
Heyer Kurt P
Hirsh Matthew P
Holliday Matt OF
Jacobs Chris 1B
Jimenez Charllan P
Johnson Mark L. C
Kelly Carson C
Landin Jaime SS
Lara Edgar OF
Leake Mike SP
Lemmerman Jake SS
Littrell Corey P
Lynn Lance SP
Lyons Tyler SP
Maiques Ken P
Maness Seth RP
Manning Charlie P
Marcelli Brandon C
Marmol Oliver INF
Marte Victor RP
Marti Amaury OF
Martin Brian OF
Martinez Carlos SP
Martinez Jose X. SS
Matheny Tate OF
Matias Carlos SP
McCully Nick P
McElroy C.J. OF
McGuire Deck SP
Medrano Ronald P
Mejia Alex SS
Mercado Oscar SS
Michael Matt P
Molina Yadier C
Montero Dennis P
Montero Jesus X. C
Moss Brandon 1B
Moylan Dan C
Myers Al P
Nazario Iden P
Norrick Tyler P
O'Neil Mike OF
Obrey Kainoa INF
Oh Seung-Hwan RP
Ohlman Michael C
Parish Brian P
Peguero Carlos OF
Pelt Charlie 1B
Pena Alex P
Pena Brayan C
Pena Yedilson P
Peralta Jhonny SS
Perez Oneli P
Pham Tommy OF
Pina Leobaldo INF
Piscotty Stephen OF
Plummer Nick OF
Reyes Alex SP
Rivera Francisco OF
Rodriguez Starlin 2B
Rosenthal Trevor RP
Rowland Robby P
Sanchez Danilo C
Scherer Matthew P
Schweitzer Jared 3B
Segundo Jefferson P
Serrano Andres P
Shepherd Matthew INF
Sherman Steve OF
Shorey Mark OF
Siegrist Kevin RP
Sillman Mike P
Smith Donnie P
Smith Ross OF
Socolovich Miguel RP
Stambaugh Jonathan P
Stock Robert P
Stoppelman Lee P
Swagerty Jordan RP
Swinson Mike OF
Tartamella Travis P
Taveras Oscar OF
Tejada Ruben SS
Thomas Kevin P
Tilson Charlie OF
Toops Brady C
Tubb Austin P
Tuivailala Sam P
Valera Cesar SS
Van Slyke A.J. OF
Villanueva Dail P
Voss Jay P
Wacha Michael SP
Wainwright Adam SP
Walden Jordan RP
Walton Sam RP
Weaver Luke P
Weffer Jose P
Wilson Josh M. P
Wisdom Patrick 3B
Wong Kolten 2B
Wright Justin P

Franklin Ryan TO
Ilsley Blaine TO
LaRocque Gary TO
Lilliquist Derek PC
Mabry John TO
Maloney Chris TO
Matheny Mike MAN
McGee Willie TO
Mozeliak John GM
Mueller Bill TO
Niemann Randy TO
Oquendo Jose TO
Warner Pop TO

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