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Thu, 21 May 2015 15:32:00 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia walked five but allowed only two runs in seven innings in a loss to the New York Mets Thursday, May 21, in his first outing since June 20 of last season. He allowed five hits (one home run) and struck out three while throwing 60 of his 102 pitches for strikes.
Fantasy Tip: The five walks aside, this was a very positive first step for Garcia ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) in his return to the rotation. If he continues to pitch well, he should stick in the rotation spot that was vacated by the season-ending injury to Adam Wainwright (Achilles'). Be cautious when using Garcia at FantasyScore for a bit longer, but he could be a successful matchup play.
Thu, 21 May 2015 09:10:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has jumped all over the Red Birds' lineup the past couple days, hitting leadoff two days ago and eighth last night. He has five hits in his last two games and has doubled and tripled in two straight contests. deGrom is holding righties to a slash line of .195/.250/.287 this year and has been much better at home in 2015. Grichuk could struggle to return value today, even at his cheap price.
Thu, 21 May 2015 08:20:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Molina ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) in all formats Thursday, and it is likely a scheduled day of rest after the Cards played a night game Wednesday, May 20. Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has received just 28 plate appearances this season, so FantasyScore players should view him as nothing more than a desperation flier behind the plate.
Thu, 21 May 2015 08:15:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has heated up of late, and he has seven runs, two home runs and eight RBI with a .327/.364/.500 slash line over his last 15 games. FantasyScore players should view him as an upside source of cap relief, but Reynolds is somewhat feast or famine at the dish, so he isn't without risk Thursday.
Wed, 20 May 2015 20:11:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wong ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has picked up at least one hit in six of his last seven games and has five RBI in his last four games. Wong is one of the better options at second base and could be a solid option on FantasyScore.
Wed, 20 May 2015 20:06:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Holliday ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has seen his batting average drop in May but is still hitting .328 and picked up an RBI in each of his last two games. Owners on FantasyScore could consider Holliday as a solid starting option most nights.
Wed, 20 May 2015 20:06:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been struggling this month but did produce at this play Wednesday. He has at least one hit in only four of his last 12 games. Adams may not be the best option on FantasyScore at this point but could be an option if he produces at the plate on a more consistent basis.
Wed, 20 May 2015 13:56:14 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk is starting in center field and hitting eighth in the batting order against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon Wednesday, May 20, a day after hitting second in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) had five strikeouts two days ago and had three hits and two RBI last night, showing that he's mainly been an inconsistent offensive producer in his brief time in the majors. A move to the bottom of the order makes him less attractive at FantasyScore, but for his cheap price, there's not a ton of downside.
Wed, 20 May 2015 13:48:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has slumped big time in may, hitting .160 (8-for-50) with 11 strikeouts and just one RBI. However, all three of his homers have come against righties in 2015. Consider Adams an under-the-radar FantasyScore option tonight as a way to gain an advantage on your competition.
Wed, 20 May 2015 13:39:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wong ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) hasn't hit well in the limited at-bats he's had in the leadoff spot this year, but that shouldn't discourage you from clicking on him at FantasyScore. He's hitting .304 (31-for-102) with four of his five home runs off right-handed pitchers, and although Colon is having a fine season so far, he shouldn't scare you away from Wong.
Tue, 19 May 2015 20:46:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jay ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) is currently on the 15-day disabled list and likely will need to play in some rehab games before he can return. Peter Bourjos ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) has been filling in for Jay but is not a great option on FantasyScore.
Tue, 19 May 2015 14:33:29 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jason Heyward is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 19. OF Randal Grichuk is starting in right field and hitting second in the batting order against New York Mets SP Jon Niese.
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) hasn't seen much success in the major leagues early in his career, but he has the tools to produce with enough playing time. Right-handed batters have a .280/.329/.424 slash line off Niese this season, so Grichuk could be a sleeper play that pays off at FantasyScore tonight.
Tue, 19 May 2015 12:52:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Carpenter ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) looks like he is just out of the lineup for a night off and nothing more, so rest him for today. Pete Kozma ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is at third and batting eighth. He has little fantasy value, if any.
Tue, 19 May 2015 12:46:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is off to a .246 start this spring and is 3-for-15 in his last five games. Mark Reynolds ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) gets the start and bats sixth. Reynolds has a .304 average (7-for-23) in the past week but has only two runs batted in, so don't go out of your way to put him in either.
Mon, 18 May 2015 22:10:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lackey ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has allowed only five earned runs in his four starts in May and has 22 strikeouts during that span. Lackey is scheduled to pitch against the Kansas City Royals in his next start and may be a risky option on FantasyScore.
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