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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.
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.
Sun, 29 May 2016 09:31:04 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Sat, 28 May 2016 15:38:20 -0700
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.
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.
Sat, 28 May 2016 09:20:43 -0700
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.
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:15:21 -0700
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.
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:08:48 -0700
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.
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.
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:11:01 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:24:16 -0700
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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