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Tue, 24 May 2016 20:24:41 -0700
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.
Tue, 24 May 2016 12:46:24 -0700
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.
Tue, 24 May 2016 12:23:23 -0700
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.
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.
Tue, 24 May 2016 00:19:45 -0700
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.
Mon, 23 May 2016 12:54:26 -0700
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.
Sun, 22 May 2016 17:05:41 -0700
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.
Sun, 22 May 2016 11:06:19 -0700
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.
Sat, 21 May 2016 16:18:05 -0700
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.
Sat, 21 May 2016 16:17:16 -0700
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.
Sat, 21 May 2016 12:25:17 -0700
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.
Sat, 21 May 2016 10:22:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grich is facing lefty Robbie Ray, but he has scuffled most of the season. He's a lower-middle start in DFS.
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.
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.
Fri, 20 May 2016 15:17:56 -0700
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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