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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:22:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Oh, boy. More trouble for Rosenthal, who's now 0-2 with a 14.14 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP in June. Perhaps even worse, Friday marked the third time in 11 appearances this month that Rosenthal couldn't get a single out. It's hard to imagine Mike Matheny can keep deploying him in the ninth, which makes Seung Hwan Oh a compelling speculative addition.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:12:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Were it not for some shaky bullpen work *cough* Trevor Rosenthal *cough* Martinez would be 5-0 over his last five starts. As it is, he's 3-0 with a 1.24 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 28 K's in 36 1/3 innings during that time. Martinez seems to have put his May struggles behind him and is back to being a must start in all formats.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:50:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams should be considered day-to-day. The 27-year-old is batting .298 with nine home runs and 33 RBI through 161 at-bats this year.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:01:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pham has gone 1-for-5 since being recalled from the minor leagues and is not a strong option at this point.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:51:48 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday will serve as the designated hitter against Seattle Mariners SP Wade LeBlanc Friday, June 24. 1B Brandon Moss will start in left field, while 1B Matt Adams will start at first base and is batting sixth.
Fantasy Tip: Adams has only one hit over the last six games but should still have some value in deeper mixed leagues. Holliday and Moss should be starter in most fantasy leagues.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:53:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Diaz has seven hits, one home run and three RBI over the last four games and appears to be breaking out of his cold streak. He is still hitting .310 this season and is a solid starting option in most leagues.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:43:41 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha allowed two runs on three hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 22, to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out five batters and walked two during the game.
Fantasy Tip: Wacha has been pitching better this month and has allowed five runs in his last three starts. He is scheduled to face the Kansas City Royals in his next start and should be a starting option for owners in daily fantasy leagues.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:33:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams is 6-for-18 (.333) with four RBI in his career against Jake Arrieta. It's a tough matchup, but he has upside in the three-hole.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:42:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although Holliday isn't carrying the same average he used to, he has 13 homers - more than triple his home run output from his injury-plagued the 2015 campaign (four). The 36-year-old has knocked in 40 runs as well, making his .253 average a bit more palatable. Holliday does his best work against right-handers (.268, eight home runs and 24 RBI entering Tuesday's action), so he is worth using in daily leagues when that is the case.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:39:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moss is hitting .357 with seven home runs and 11 RBI this month and has at least one hit in eight of his last 10 games. Moss should be an attractive starting candidate in all leagues because of his recent success at the plate.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:07:37 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia won for the first time in four starts Monday, June 20, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs.
Fantasy Tip: Monday marked the fourth time in five turns Garcia has yielded three earned runs or fewer, so his recent inability to win games has been as much about as the Cardinals' shaky bullpen and defense as anything. The 29-year-old southpaw is still a very capable back-end starting pitcher in fantasy, and he is a solid option for owners Friday on the road against the Seattle Mariners.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:37:56 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal made things interesting yet again on Monday, June 20 - giving up a leadoff double to Chicago Cubs OF Albert Almora Jr., hitting pinch-hitter Chris Coghlan with a pitch and allowing a single to 2B Ben Zobrist - but forced a game-ending infield popup for the final out after C Yadier Molina made a stellar defensive play to retire Almora at third for the second out.
Fantasy Tip: Manager Mike Matheny continues to stand by his man, but Rosenthal isn't making it easy. The 26-year-old closer has only three clean outings this month and, as a result, a 12.00 ERA and 2.67 WHIP in nine June appearances. He also has a HBP each of his last two games as well. A closer change doesn't appear imminent yet based on Matheny's postgame comments, but owners could make a play for Kevin Siegrist if they have room on their roster to do so.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:50:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rosenthal has been really bad this year. He has a robust 1.91 WHIP thanks to 19 walks in 22 innings, but the main point of concern is he has allowed 23 hits. Teams are keying on his fastball because his secondary stuff is just not good. He used to have a pretty good changeup, but he hasn't been able to throw it consistently. He falls behind hitters and gets into trouble quite often. All that being said, if he can reel things in, he can still be one of the best five relievers in fantasy by the end of the year. If he doesn't do it soon, Seung Hwan Oh and his 1.77 ERA and 12.36 K/9 are waiting in the wings. Lefty Kevin Siegrist could vulture a few saves based on matchups as well. Both are worth owning, but Oh has the upper hand in mixed formats.
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:41:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pham has a chance to see regular playing time in center field if he plays well, but owners should avoid him for the time being.
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:29:52 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams and C Yadier Molina are not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez Sunday, June 19. OF Brandon Moss will start at first base and is batting sixth, while C Eric Fryer will start at catcher and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Moss has at least one hit in seven of his last eight games and has five multi-hit games during that span. He should be a solid starting candidate in most fantasy leagues. Fryer is hitting .414 in limited playing time this season, but owners may be able to find better options to use.
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