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Cardinals | Stephen Piscotty sitting out

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.

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Cardinals | Yadier Molina not in the lineup

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.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter to play at 1B

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.

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Cardinals | Trevor Rosenthal out this weekend

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:20:41 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal will stay in St. Louis for the birth of his daughter as the team travels to San Francisco for a weekend series against the Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Kevin Siegrist has been the most common arm to fill in for saves, but Steve Cishek is also an option.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jenifer Langosch


Cardinals | John Lackey limiting opponents

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Steve Gilbert


Cardinals | Kolten Wong shortens up swing

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.

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Cardinals | No activities for Randal Grichuk

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:11:25 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk (elbow) has yet to resume any baseball activities, although he is back in St. Louis with the big club.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jenifer Langosch


Cardinals | Jon Jay nearing rehab assignment

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jenifer Langosch


Cardinals | Matt Adams nearing a return

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jenifer Langosch


Cardinals | Kolten Wong out again vs. Arizona

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:04:13 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong is not in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 24. 2B Greg Garcia is starting at the keystone and batting eighth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Jhoulys Chacin Monday.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Steve Gilbert


Cardinals | Career night for Stephen Piscotty

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:07:22 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a triple, five RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a 10-3 win over the San Diego Padres Sunday, Aug. 23.

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.

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Cardinals | Greg Garcia playing second base

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:38:36 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Greg Garcia will bat eighth against San Diego Padres SP Colin Rea Sunday, Aug. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia is hitting .350 in 20 at-bats this season but is not currently available in FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Carlos Martinez falls again

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 23:48:34 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez lost his second straight start, allowing three runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings Saturday, Aug. 22, as the Cardinals fell 8-0.

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.

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Cardinals | Kolten Wong with day off

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:45:19 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong is out of the lineup Saturday, Aug. 22, with 3B Matt Carpenter shifting to second base. 1B Mark Reynolds is playing third and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) isn't a good play against Ian Kennedy in Petco Park on FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | John Lackey struggles in loss

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 05:12:15 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey allowed four earned runs and nine hits in six innings of work but lost 9-3 to the San Diego Padres. He struck out seven and walked one in defeat.

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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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
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
Choate Randy RP
Christianson Ryan C
Church Ian OF
Cishek Steve RP
Collier Logan P
Constantino Chris 3B
Cooney Tim SP
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 Dan 1B
Johnson Mark L. C
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
Moss Brandon 1B
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
Plummer Nick 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 RP
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
Niemann Randy TO
Oquendo Jose TO
Warner Pop TO

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