St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:16:32 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (groin) is expected to throw a side session in the next two or three days. He had been scheduled to start against the San Diego Padres Thursday, July 2, but has been ruled out due to a strained left groin.
Fantasy Tip: Garcia's ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) injury affects him when he pushes off during his delivery. If all goes well during the side session, he could make a start against the Chicago Cubs next week. However, FantasyScore owners should avoid using him until he demonstrates that he is completely healthy. SP Tim Cooney is expected to be promoted from the minors to start Thursday, July 2, but is not a great FantasyScore option.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:10:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This will just be a spot start for Cooney to replace Jaime Garcia (groin), who will be pushed back to sometime early next week. Don't invest anything in Cooney in traditional leagues. At FantasyScore, he'll be very cheap and is intriguing against a Padres squad that is really struggling offensively of late. However, he's still pretty risky and profiles as a deep sleeper for the gambling type.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:13:25 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (groin) is unlikely to start in the series against the San Diego Padres, but the Cardinals are hopeful that he'll avoid landing on the disabled list. The team expects him to start next week against the Chicago Cubs.
Fantasy Tip: Garcia ($7,100, 14.2% of cap) has been great this season in seven starts, sporting a 1.69 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 32 strikeouts in 48 innings. His injury isn't believed to be serious, but a matchup against the Cubs leaves plenty of risk for Garcia after missing a start.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:38:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Holly is still a couple of weeks away from a possible return. Keep him stashed on your DL.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:21:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Avoid Garcia ($7,100; or 14.2% of cap) in FantasyScore until he can officially make a start and pitch without any setbacks or lingering effects of his injury.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:15:10 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey is the probable starter for Wednesday, July 1, against the Chicago White Sox. He is 7-1 with a 2.08 ERA in 13 career starts in St. Louis, and he is 5-1 with a 1.91 ERA at home this season.
Fantasy Tip: Lackey ($6,300; or 12.6% of cap) is a solid play in FantasyScore, especially considering he is up against Jose Quintana, who is 2-6 over his past 12 starts, mainly due to a lack of run support.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:24:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has been a modestly priced FantasyScore option that is able to hit for plenty of power as a value play. However, he doesn't stand out as a great play tonight against a tough left-hander. Grichuk is hitting .250 (10-for-40) and has none of his six home runs this year against lefties.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:19:07 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Peter Bourjos is starting in center field and hitting leadoff against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale Tuesday, June 30. OF Jon Jay is on the bench against the left-handed hurler.
Fantasy Tip: Bourjos ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will benefit from more at-bats in the leadoff spot. Unfortunately, he only has six hits in 27 at-bats in June and is mainly useful for daily gamers because of his speed. He's also only hitting .237 (9-for-38) against left-handers this season, and Sale is among one of the toughest he'll face.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:16:43 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is not in the lineup against Chicago White Sox left-handed SP Chris Sale Tuesday, June 30. 1B Mark Reynolds is starting at third base, while 1B Xavier Scruggs is starting at first base and hitting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be left alone tonight on FantasyScore in a bad matchup. Reynolds ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is also a weak play against this dominant southpaw.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:13:00 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kozma ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) surely isn't worth your time as a light-hitting utility infielder on FantasyScore while going up against one of the more dominant southpaws in the game Tuesday night.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:21:46 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha and SP Carlos Martinez each have at least nine wins through the first 75 games of the season. Martinez (9-3) and Wacha (10-3) are the first duo aged 23 or younger with nine or more wins at this point since Dwight Gooden and Sid Fernandez for the 1986 New York Mets.
Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals were supposed to fold without Adam Wainwright, but Wacha ($8,400, 16.8% of cap) and Martinez ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) are part of the reason this team has a 51-24 record. These two are must-plays in FantasyScore and pretty much every other fantasy format.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:17:29 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is supposed to be a bench player, but if he keeps this up it may be Mark Reynolds who heads back to the bench. Because his price is so low and his bat is so hot, Scruggs is a must-play in FantasyScore.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:56:19 -0700
Entering Sunday, June 28, the St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers, led by SP Michael Wacha, had a team ERA of 2.63, which is the lowest through 74 games since the 1972 Baltimore Orioles posted a 2.31 mark.
Fantasy Tip: Pitchers like Wacha ($8,400, 16.8% of cap), Carlos Martinez ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) and Lance Lynn ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) are helping the Cardinals make history. These three are must-starts in FantasyScore formats.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:34:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is 2-for-14 (.143) against Cubs starter Jason Hammel, but Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) doesn't have any history against Hammel yet carries a .571 average during the past week. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny may be going for the hot hand here, so roll the dice on Scruggs.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:38:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Heyward ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is enjoying a strong month, and whether he has turned or a corner or is simply enjoying a hot streak, he makes a solid mid-priced option at FantasyScore right now.
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