St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:51:47 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (thumb) was examined by a hand specialist Monday, Oct. 5, and general manager John Mozeliak is optimistic Molina will be on the postseason roster. Molina will have a splint built to hopefully allow him to hit and catch, which he will attempt to do over the next few days.
Fantasy Tip: Check back for updates, but even if Molina ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is added to the postseason roster, he'll be a risky FantasyScore option. You'll want to see him produce at the dish before locking him into your lineups. After all, his .350 slugging percentage this year was his lowest mark since the 2010 season.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 13:13:12 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday, OF Jason Heyward, 3B Matt Carpenter, OF Stephen Piscotty, SS Jhonny Peralta and 2B Kolten Wong are all not starting in Game 2 of the doubleheader Sunday, Oct. 4, against the Atlanta Braves.
Fantasy Tip: Seeing this is the final game of the regular season, this is to be expected. Manager Mike Matheny is simply resting his starters. Of the reserves, OF Tommy Pham ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) might be worth a flier on FantasyScore.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 07:43:27 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty (head) is starting in right field and batting second against Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller in Game 1 of the doubleheader Sunday, Oct. 4. OF Randal Grichuk is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Piscotty ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) hasn't played since Monday, Sept. 28, after he was injured in a scary outfield collision. He checks out as a risky fantasy option in all fantasy formats Sunday, and it is unlikely he plays in the second game of the doubleheader. Check back for updates on how he makes out in the outing.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:23:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Garcia ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) hasn't done much in limited playing time. Sit him on FantasyScore against Shelby Miller.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:22:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moss ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) was 2-for-2 last night, but he's a boom-or-bust option on FantasyScore against Shelby Miller.
Sat, 03 Oct 2015 15:16:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jay ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) has struggled with wrist injuries all year and isn't a good play on FantasyScore against Shelby Miller.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:30:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It is hard to believe Wainwright will work his way back into the rotation at any point this year, regardless of how deep the Cardinals go in the postseason. As a result, he has basically no value at FantasyScore.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:39:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: There are no guarantees Piscotty ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) will play again during the regular season, so yearly owners are likely better off replacing him in all formats. At this stage, he is best left to keeper/dynasty formats.
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:29:03 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OFs Jason Heyward, Matt Holliday and Stephen Piscotty (head), 3B Matt Carpenter, 2B Kolten Wong and SS Jhonny Peralta are not in the starting lineup against the Atlanta Braves Friday, Oct. 2.
Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals boast strong depth, so their lineup isn't exactly a cast of Class AAA players. However, Braves SP Julio Teheran ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) owns a 3.06 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .596 OPS through his 16 starts at Turner Field this season. There are enough cushier matchups to target for FantasyScore players Friday.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:18:04 -0700
In his first appearance since coming off of the disabled list, St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright (Achilles') allowed one run on two hits in one inning of relief Wednesday, Sept. 30, during the first game of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He walked none and struck out one.
Fantasy Tip: Wainwright will have no FantasyScore value as long as he is pitching out of the bullpen and he won't be of much use in other formats either. Manager Mike Matheny claimed that he is in the mix for a starting spot in the postseason but this is hard to fathom, given that any appearances Wainwright makes for the remainder of the regular season will be limited to one inning.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:09:56 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (17-7) allowed six runs on four hits over four innings in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday, Sept. 30. He walked four and struck out four.
Fantasy Tip: Wacha ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) fell to 2-2 with a 6.75 ERA over his last four starts. He should be avoided in FantasyScore for now.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:47:08 -0700
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty (head) said he is suffering from short-term memory loss and does not remember his outfield collision Monday, Sept. 28, or being carted off the field. He added he feels "very fortunate."
Fantasy Tip: Piscotty ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) is expected to play again in the regular season, so continue to check back for updates on his status. However, with St. Louis focused solely on the postseason at this point, it wouldn't be shocking if he didn't see any game action. At this point, he is a risky hold in seasonal leagues.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:38:45 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty (head) remains out of the lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, Sept. 30. OF Jon Jay starts in center field again and is hitting second against Pirates SP Charlie Morton.
Fantasy Tip: Jay ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) hasn't done much this year or this month and has been hurt mainly by injuries. He's a much better defensive player than he is with the stick, so consider him a low-end outfield play on FantasyScore.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:37:03 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, Sept. 30. OF Randal Grichuk is starting in left field and is hitting sixth against Pirates SP Charlie Morton.
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) elbow woes are believed to be behind him, so he's a perfectly acceptable value pick on FantasyScore this evening.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:19:59 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha has allowed 21 earned runs, 18 walks and 25 hits while striking out 19 and giving up seven home runs over 24 innings in his last four starts. He has gone six innings only once in that stretch.
Fantasy Tip: Those kind of numbers won't leave you very confident in using Wacha ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) on FantasyScore when the playoffs roll around at an elevated daily price.
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