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Cardinals | Michael Wacha struggles vs. Chicago

Tue, 24 May 2016 20:24:41 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed a career-worst eight runs on eight hits in four innings against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, May 24, to suffer his fifth loss of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha has allowed 14 runs in his last two starts and has not pitched more than four innings in any of his last three starts. He is scheduled to face the Washington Nationals in his next start, so owners may want to look for other options to use until Wacha improves.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams draws in at 1B

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:46:24 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams is starting at first base and hitting fifth against Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel Tuesday, May 24. 1B Brandon Moss will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Adams has two home runs in his last three games and has knocked in 13 runs in 15 games in May. Play the hot hand and run with him in daily and traditional setups if you own him. Despite a small sample size, Adams has four hits (two doubles) and an RBI in nine career plate appearances against Hammel.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams heating up

Tue, 24 May 2016 12:23:23 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams has homered twice in his last three games and has 13 RBI in 15 games in May.

Fantasy Tip: Adams, who is hitting .289/.347/.500 with five home runs and 19 RBI on the year, could continue to see more playing time over Brandon Moss at first base if he stays hot. Keep running with him as a midrange power option in daily formats and look to add him if you need help at first base in deep mixed leagues if he's available.

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Cardinals | Adam Wainwright decent in no-decision

Tue, 24 May 2016 00:37:34 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright scattered seven hits and stranded eight runners, while throwing 68 of his 108 pitches for strikes, in a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday, May 23. Wainwright did not get the decision.

Fantasy Tip: After a rocky beginning to the year, it looks like Wainwright has stabilized. That should be enough to calm the doubters for now, as it looks like Wainwright is back to pitching strong games. He has increased fantasy value now that the worst of the struggles appears to be over.

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Cardinals | Randal Grichuk walks off with win

Tue, 24 May 2016 00:19:45 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk hit his sixth homer of the season and his first career walk-off blast Monday, May 23, in a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: Grichuk has gone a long way toward helping solidify the Cardinals outfield, along with Matt Holliday and Stephen Piscotty. His batting average and slugging percentage are way down from last year, but his 23 runs scored (prior to Monday) make Grichuk a solid fantasy option.

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Cardinals | Brandon Moss starting Monday

Mon, 23 May 2016 12:54:26 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Brandon Moss is starting at first base and is hitting fifth against Chicago Cubs SP John Lackey Monday, May 23. 1B Matt Adams will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Moss is hitting just .218 but has eight home runs and 22 RBI on the season. He has good numbers against Lackey in his career, hitting at a clip of .364 with two RBI in 12 plate appearances. Moss certainly profiles as a fine value pick in daily setups today.

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Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta hitless in rehab game

Sun, 22 May 2016 17:05:41 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta went 0-for-2 in a rehab assignment with Class A Peoria Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Aledmys Diaz isn't going anywhere, but St. Louis will likely find some ways to insert Peralta's bat in the lineup when he returns. Meanwhile, he will still have shortstop eligibility, so he is worth stashing in most mixed formats.

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Cardinals | Matt Holliday out of the lineup

Sun, 22 May 2016 11:06:19 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Greinke Sunday, May 22. OF Brandon Moss will start in left field and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Moss has only one hit in his last seven games, so owners should be able to find better options to use in their starting lineups.

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Cardinals | Mike Leake dealing

Sat, 21 May 2016 16:18:05 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Mike Leake allowed four hits and struck out three in seven shutout innings to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Leake is 3-0 with a 0.85 ERA in his last three starts. He's not going to be more than a midrange option in fantasy because he doesn't strike guys out, but he's certainly worth starting in most matchups right now.

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Cardinals | Trevor Rosenthal has eventful day

Sat, 21 May 2016 16:17:16 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while fanning two in an inning of work Saturday, May 21. It was a non-save situation.

Fantasy Tip: For whatever reason, Rosenthal just doesn't pitch well in non-save situations. He needed 34 pitches to end what was a 6-0 game, and he's unlikely to be available if a save chance presents itself Sunday. Kevin Siegrist was warming up behind him, and he could see the save opportunity. Rosenthal has walked a batter in six straight appearances and nine in his last five innings. He has only blown one save, though, and his seat probably isn't very warm.

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Cardinals | Kolten Wong not starting again

Sat, 21 May 2016 12:25:17 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong is not in the lineup on Saturday, May 21, against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray. 2B/SS Jedd Gyorko will play second and bat eighth in his stead.

Fantasy Tip: Wong, who didn't start Friday either, only has 18 at-bats against southpaws in 2016 and is struggling at the plate anyway, so this should not come as a surprise. Then again, Gyorko is only hitting .182 against left-handers and has cooled considerably following a hot start to the season. Both players should be avoided in all but the deepest of leagues.

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Cardinals | Randal Grichuk returns

Sat, 21 May 2016 10:22:16 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk (back) returned to the lineup Saturday, May 21, hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Grich is facing lefty Robbie Ray, but he has scuffled most of the season. He's a lower-middle start in DFS.

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Cardinals | Carlos Martinez struggles again

Sat, 21 May 2016 00:09:53 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez allowed four runs in five innings and has lost his last four starts after winning the first four. Martinez dropped to 4-4 overall following an 11-7 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez and the struggles of fellow pitcher Adam Wainwright are prime reasons why the Cardinals are behind in the National League Central race. Martinez should be kept sidelined until he demonstrates signs of success. Right now, that four-game losing streak looms large.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - R.B. Fallstrom


Cardinals | Kevin Siegrist adding curveball

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:57:54 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals RP Kevin Siegrist threw consecutive curveballs to strike out Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez Thursday, May 19. He had only thrown the pitch three times to that point in the season. Siegrist experimented with a curveball during spring training to add to his fastball-changeup mix.

"Loved it," manager Mike Matheny said of the sequence. "I don't know if the camera caught us over here, but I jumped up and yelled and whistled as soon as the first one happened. I was happy to see it. That should have been very affirming to him when he sees one of the best left-handed hitters in the league approach that like he did."

Fantasy Tip: Dating back to the beginning of last season, Siegrist has a 2.26 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 11 wins, seven saves and 115 strikeouts over 91 2/3 innings. Those numbers make him a viable option in deep mixed leagues, and adding another pitch to keep hitters off balance does nothing but increase the likelihood of him sustaining his dominance.

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Cardinals | Kolten Wong sitting vs. Arizona

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:17:56 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. 2B/SS Jedd Gyorko is starting at second base and batting sixth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Wong has begun to turn around his early-season woes with an active seven-game hitting streak and a 1.006 OPS. He has five-category upside, but it has been a rough start. He likely should be left to deep mixed and NL-only formats at this point. Gyorko has a respectable .262/.338/.411 against left-handed pitchers since the beginning of last year, and he is a viable low-priced flier in daily contests Friday.

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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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