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Cardinals | Adam Wainwright tapped for opener

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:25:04 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright will start the season opener Sunday, April 5, against the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: Wainwright ($7,700 FantasyScore, 15.4% of cap) only pitched a handful of innings due to abdominal issues, but it looks like he's over those at the moment. He's still an elite pitcher worth drafting in all formats.

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Cardinals | Trevor Rosenthal makes adjustment

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:57:04 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal has pitched exclusively from the stretch this spring to combat his control issues against his first batter last season. Rosenthal allowed a .323 batting average to the first hitters he faced last year, while everyone else hit just .156. Rosenthal pitched out of a windup with no runners on base, and pitching coach Derek Lilliquist said Rosenthal rushed his delivery. Rosenthal walked just one batter in five spring innings. "He looks as good as I've ever seen him," manager Mike Matheny said. Rosenthal has also worked on a new pitch he called a slider, but it behaves more like a cutter.

Fantasy Tip: Rosey is an elite closer if he harnesses the control that eluded him last season.

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Cardinals | Randal Grichuk makes team

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:26:49 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk made the team to begin the season as the fourth outfielder.

Fantasy Tip: With Matt Holliday at age 35, Jason Heyward possibly sitting against some lefties and Jon Jay coming off a wrist surgery, Grichuk should receive semi-regular playing time. At $2,200 (4.4% of your cap) Grichuk has solid upside on FantasyScore because of his power potential.

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Cardinals | Carlos Martinez wins fifth spot

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:27:54 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez will be the the fifth starter, according to manager Mike Matheny.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) projects to open the season against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, April 11, in Great American Ball Park. It isn't a favorable pitching environment, and Martinez might be on a short leash for his first start of the season. At best, he would be a mid-priced flier for FantasyScore contests.

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Cardinals | Jaime Garcia to open on DL

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:23:48 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation Monday, March 30.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia's injury setback is good news for Carlos Martinez ($5,600, 11.2% of cap), who is now all but assured a spot in the starting rotation. Martinez becomes an even sneakier late-round acquisition to round out your fake pitching staff. His upside remains high, and his strikeout numbers could be on the rise with an added pitch this year.

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Cardinals | Marco Gonzales sent down

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:43:24 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Marco Gonzales was optioned to Triple-A Memphis Monday, March 30.

Fantasy Tip: Gonzales is worth stashing in NL-only leagues as he's likely the first to come up for a spot start. The move means more for SP Carlos Martinez, who has likely locked up the fifth spot in the starting rotation. Martinez ($5,600, 11.2% of your cap) will be a great low-end SP option on FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Jaime Garcia has arm fatigue

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:42:13 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (arm) was diagnosed with arm fatigue following a setback on Saturday, March 28. Garcia looks like he will miss the opening week of the 2015 season.

Fantasy Tip: And with that go his chances to make the rotation as a fifth starter, at least for now. Garcia will have some role with the team moving forward, either as an eventual No. 5 starter or something else. For now, keep an eye on either Carlos Martinez or Marco Gonzales for the fifth spot and knock Garcia down a couple pegs on your draft board.

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Cardinals | Carlos Martinez has door wide open

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:05:55 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez is likely to be named the No. 5 starter after SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) was scratched from his start Sunday, March 29.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,600, 11.2% of your cap) is at a FantasyScore price that yields a lot of upside if he can figure out his issues getting through the order a second and third time.

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Cardinals | Jaime Garcia suffers setback

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:05:08 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) was scratched from his start Sunday, March 29, before of discomfort in his problematic left shoulder.

Fantasy Tip: This pretty much opens the door for Carlos Martinez ($5,600, 11.2% of your cap) as the No. 5 starter. Martinez is at a FantasyScore price that yields a lot of upside if he can figure out his issues getting through the order a second and third time. Garcia will likely begin the season on the DL and could re-emerge later in the year.

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Cardinals | Carlos Martinez with strong start

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:17:26 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez allowed a run on five hits and two walks while fanning six in five innings against the Washington Nationals Friday, March 27. Martinez lowered his spring ERA to 3.94.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez is being pushed for the fifth starting spot by Jaime Garcia (shoulder), who is coming off of persistent left shoulder injuries. The Cards could opt to disable Garcia to make him prove his health and anoint Martinez the spot. However, the fact that Garcia is left-handed, something the Cardinals' rotation lacks, could work in his favor. Martinez ($5,600, 11.2% of your cap) is a shaky back-end SP on FantasyScore if he wins the job. He has a ton of strikeout upside, though.

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Cardinals | Michael Wacha not walking hitters

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:41:23 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha admitted that he is happy about his lack of walks this spring. He issued his first walk Wednesday, March 25, after opening with 13 2/3 walk-free innings in spring training. "That's been one of the things coming into spring training -- filling up the zone, and not just with strikes, but with quality strikes," Wacha said. "I've been pretty happy with my ability to throw strikes so far this spring. I'm just going to continue to work on it and continue to pound the zone."

Fantasy Tip: Wacha could be an X-factor for fantasy baseball rosters in 2015. A new pitch could make him more effective at inducing swings and misses, too, and if he keeps his free passes down, look out. Wacha is a strong option as a No. 2 fantasy starter this year.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter removed as precaution

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:40:44 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter (quadriceps) left the game early because of a right quadriceps contusion Wednesday, March 25, when he was hit by a pitch. Manager Mike Matheny said Carpenter was removed as a precaution.

Fantasy Tip: A bit of a down year in 2014 for Carpenter will have him as somewhat of a value in fantasy drafts in 2015. Look to take him in the later rounds as your third baseman. Hitting atop a solid lineup in St. Louis should continue to make him pretty productive across the board, minus power.

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Cardinals | Jaime Garcia in line for No. 5?

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:37:33 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) threw 80 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday, March 24. Garcia is on a schedule that lines him up to be the fifth starter exiting spring training. Manager Mike Matheny acknowledged the team entered camp envisioning Garcia opening the season on the disabled list to prove his health. Garcia said with each passing day of spring he feels less concerned about his arm and more confident that he can get fatigued and still get outs.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia has had shoulder problems for three years, but he pitched well at times in spite of them. At $3,700 (7.4% of your cap), Garcia is well worth consideration for a cheap flyer on FantasyScore if his name is called.

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Cardinals | Matt Holliday fine after beaning

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:39:04 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (side) is fine after being hit by a pitch Monday, March 23. Manager Mike Matheny said Holliday's early exit was more related to the rainy weather than the injury. "He probably would have run," Matheny said. "But once the conditions started getting bad, as soon as it starts raining, I'm usually going to try to get the guys out."

Fantasy Tip: As expected, it wasn't a serious injury, and Holliday ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) remains an excellent mid-round target in drafts leading into the season. The Cardinals open their year against the Chicago Cubs, and Holliday has 21 home runs, 60 RBI and a .307/.402/.523 slash line through 107 games against Chicago over his career. At his modest FantasyScore price, Holliday warrants consideration for utilizing in contests.

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Cardinals | Matt Holliday exits early

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:28:34 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (side) was hit by a pitch in his left side and left the game in the fifth inning Monday, March 23.

Fantasy Tip: It likely isn't serious, as Holliday made it to first base before he was lifted from the game and regulars often exit early anyway. Still, it is worth checking back for an update. Holliday picked up his offensive in the second half last season, as he hit 16 home runs and drove in 45 RBI with a .281/.367/.515 slash line. At 35, the reliable veteran still helps in four categories and warrant attention in the early middle rounds of drafts. Don't be surprised to see more flashy names carrying higher risk selected ahead of him in drafts, either.

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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
Belisle Matt RP
Beltre Braulin P
Beras Andres OF
Berg Jeremy P
Bergman Joseph INF
Bighames Tyler P
Blair Seth SP
Bourjos Peter OF
Bova Christopher P
Broome Mark 3B
Browning Barret 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
Choate Randy RP
Christianson Ryan C
Church Ian OF
Collier Logan P
Constantino Chris 3B
Cooney Tim P
Cordell Brent C
Corrigan Chris P
Costanzo Drew OF
Cresse Brad C
Cruz Tony 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
Easley Edward C
Ehrlich Adam C
Fanning Collin OF
Fiske Justin RP
Flores Ron P
Franco Santo P
Fritsche Josh P
Garcia Greg SS
Garcia Isaias 2B
Garcia Jaime SP
Gast John SP
Gaub John P
Gibson Chris OF
Gonzales Marco SP
Gonzalez Fernando P
Gonzalez Jonathan P
Gonzalez Jose C
Gotay Ruben 2B
Grant Jessen P
Greenwood Nick RP
Grichuk Randal OF
Haerther Cody OF
Hanson Travis INF
Harris Mitch P
Harrison Vince INF
Hatley Marcus SP
Henley Tyler OF
Herbert Samuel OF
Hernandez Grabiel SS
Herrera Juan INF
Heyer Kurt P
Heyward Jason OF
Hirsh Matthew P
Holliday Matt OF
Huffman Chad OF
Jay Jon OF
Jimenez Charllan P
Johnson Mark L. C
Kaminsky Rob P
Kelly Carson C
Kelly Ty INF
Kozma Pete SS
Lackey John SP
Landin Jaime SS
Lara Edgar OF
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
Matheny Tate OF
Matias Carlos SP
McCully Nick P
McElroy C.J. OF
Medrano Ronald P
Mejia Alex SS
Mercado Oscar SS
Michael Matt P
Molina Yadier C
Montero Dennis P
Montero Jesus X. C
Moore Scott 3B
Moylan Dan C
Myers Al P
Nazario Iden P
Norrick Tyler P
O'Neil Mike OF
Obrey Kainoa INF
Ohlman Michael C
Ortega Rafael OF
Parish Brian P
Pelt Charlie 1B
Pena Alex P
Pena Yedilson P
Peralta Jhonny SS
Perez Oneli P
Pham Tommy OF
Pina Leobaldo INF
Piscotty Stephen OF
Reyes Alex P
Reynolds Mark 1B
Rivera Francisco OF
Rodriguez Starlin 2B
Rosenthal Trevor RP
Rowland Robby P
Sanchez Danilo C
Scherer Matthew P
Schweitzer Jared 3B
Scruggs Xavier 1B
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 P
Stambaugh Jonathan P
Stanley Cody C
Stock Robert P
Stoppelman Lee P
Swagerty Jordan RP
Swinson Mike OF
Tartamella Travis P
Taveras Oscar OF
Thomas Kevin P
Tilson Charlie OF
Toops Brady C
Tubb Austin P
Tuivailala Sam P
Valera Cesar SS
Van Slyke A.J. OF
Villanueva Carlos SP
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
Oquendo Jose TO
Warner Pop TO

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