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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:20:43 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa Thursday, Aug. 27. OF Brandon Moss will start in left field and is batting sixth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Piscotty ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return soon. Moss ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is hitting only .190 with one RBI this month and probably is not a great starting option.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:04:50 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa Thursday, Aug. 27. C Tony Cruz will start at catcher and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Molina ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting .177 in limited playing time this season and should not be a starting option on FantasyScore.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:50:46 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter will start at first base against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa Thursday, Aug. 27, and is batting first. 3B Greg Garcia will start at third base and is batting eighth, while 1B Mark Reynolds is not in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Carpenter ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has not seen a lot of playing time at first base but is should not affect his fantasy value. Garcia ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is hitting .298 in limited playing time this season, but owners on FantasyScore may be able to better options to use.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:20:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kevin Siegrist has been the most common arm to fill in for saves, but Steve Cishek is also an option.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:00:36 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey has allowed two runs or fewer in 11 of his last 13 starts and three or fewer in 21 of his 25 starts this season. Lackey is starting against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Lackey ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) is having a bounce-back season, but he doesn't pile on the strikeouts which limits his upside in all formats, but especially at FantasyScore. He is a solid No. 2 starting pitcher option in daily contests, albeit an expensive one. The Diamondbacks aren't a slam-dunk matchup, either. They've got a top-10 OPS (.758) in August.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:01:31 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong recorded his second multi-hit game of the month in the team's win Tuesday, Aug. 25, after entering the game with just two hits in his previous 29 at-bats. Wong was unexpectedly benched last Friday and received days off Sunday, Aug. 23, and Monday, Aug. 24. Wong used the time off to clear his head and to focus on making tweaks to his swing, which he had noticed was getting too long. A shorter swing helped snap his slump Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: Wong's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) recent slump means he's probably being avoided by the majority of users on FantasyScore. You might want to do the same, but after rejoining the hit column last night, he could be on the verge of producing nice numbers once again. Don't blindly avoid him for your daily formats moving forward.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:11:25 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) does not appear to be close to a return, so FantasyScore players need not bother with him until at least September.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:22:46 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (wrist) took batting practice on the field for the first time Monday, Aug. 24, since being put on the disabled list with a left wrist stress fracture. He wore a sleeve on his wrist and is preparing to go on a minor league rehab assignment, possibly as early as later this week. He's expected to play in more than three rehab games this time around.
Fantasy Tip: Jay ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) still has a bit of a ways to go before he's ready to come off the DL for the Cardinals, and once he's ready, don't expect him to see everyday playing time, even with Matt Holliday and Randal Grichuk sidelined. Jay is an outfield depth piece, at best, in NL-only leagues, and he'll be a deep sleeper pick on FantasyScore when he's back.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:39:16 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (quadriceps) is nearing a return. Manager Mike Matheny said Monday, Aug. 24, that he expects Adams back "September 1st-ish". He continues to rehab with the team's Class A Palm Beach affiliate.
Fantasy Tip: Adams ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and knock off the rust in a game or two.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:04:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Cards broke out for 10 runs Sunday, Aug. 23, so it isn't surprising to see manager Mike Matheny stick with the same lineup Monday. Make sure to avoid Wong ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) in all fantasy formats, and it is worth adding, he is really struggling with a .145/.224/.145 slash line and just one multi-hit game in August. Garcia ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) brings solid contact skills to the plate and could open up plenty of cap space at FantasyScore Monday. He is worth a look, if you're trying to stack your lineup at other positions.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:07:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It was the first multi-homer game for Piscotty ($4,000, 8.0% of cap), who is hitting .324 in 30 games since being called up. Until opponents figure out the rookie, keep using him at FantasyScore.
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:38:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Garcia is hitting .350 in 20 at-bats this season but is not currently available in FantasyScore.
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 23:48:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) may be experiencing a case of the hiccups. He is 1-2 with an ERA above 4.00 in August, so you may want to be careful starting him until Martinez has demonstrated he can handle a quality start.
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:45:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) isn't a good play against Ian Kennedy in Petco Park on FantasyScore.
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:12:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: In defense of Lackey ($8,100, 16.2% of cap), the Cardinals defense looked atrocious in the fifth inning as the team committed three errors. Still, Lackey has had some struggles as of late and he is 2-5 with a 4.10 ERA away from Busch Stadium. If you have to start Lackey, wait until he pitches in St. Louis.
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