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Cardinals | Jaime Garcia bounces back

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:15:21 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia allowed two runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Washington Nationals Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia had allowed a combined eight run on 15 hits over 7 1/3 innings in his previous two starts, and he continues to run hot and cold. He is a low-end starter in deeper mixed leagues.

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Cardinals | Stephen Piscotty's slam leads the way

Fri, 27 May 2016 19:08:48 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 6-2 win over the Washington Nationals Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Piscotty doesn't have a ton of power, but a prime spot in the powerful St. Louis lineup should allow him to maintain a healthy average and strong RBI and run totals. He should be starting in all formats.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams not in the starting lineup

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:27:31 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (back) took swings in the batting cage and said his back in fine, and he should be available off the bench against the Washington Nationals Friday, May 27. 1B Brandon Moss is starting at first base against Nationals SP Max Scherzer Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Adams is heating up with 11 runs, four home runs, 15 RBI and a .383/.420/.702 slash line through 60 plate appearances in May. He is a viable option at first base in all fantasy formats, but just note, he'll receive the odd day off with all the options St. Louis has at first base. Moss checks out as a risky option in daily contests Friday, as it is a tough matchup against Scherzer. Plus, Moss has just a single multi-hit game through his past 14 starts.

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Cardinals | Greg Garcia leading off vs. Nats

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:11:01 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Greg Garcia is starting at third base and leading off against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia has been great when given a chance this season. He has started out 7-for-11, however, it is a small sample size, and facing Max Scherzer is a daunting task. View Garcia as a risky flier in daily contests Friday, albeit one with some upside setting the table for a solid lineup. Matt Carpenter projects to return from the paternity list Saturday, May 28, which will return Garcia to a bench role.

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Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta progressing

Thu, 26 May 2016 19:34:51 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta (thumb) will report to Class AA Springfield Friday, May 27, after going 3-for-13 in a five-game stint with Class A Peoria, and manager Mike Matheny said Peralta is on the "immediate radar" to help.

Fantasy Tip: Peralta has above average power for a player with shortstop eligibility, and with third base eligibility likely in his near future, he should be stashed in all but the shallowest of leagues.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams exits with back injury

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:22:33 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (back) was removed from the game against the Washington Nationals Thursday, May 26, due to stiffness in the middle part of his back. OF Brandon Moss moved from left field to first base, with OF Jeremy Hazelbaker sliding over to left field from center field and OF Randal Grichuk entering the game to play center.

Fantasy Tip: Adams was 12-for-23 (.522) in his last eight games with three doubles, three homers and nine RBI, with his batting average going from .275 to .320 over this stretch. The severity of his injury is not yet known, so check back occasionally for updates on his status.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter eyeing Saturday return

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:24:16 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is expected to return from the paternity list to play against the Washington Nationals Saturday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Make arrangements to replace Carpenter for the next two days where you can. He is off to a solid start in the counting stats with 29 runs, nine home runs and 32 RBI. Greg Garcia started at the hot corner Thursday, May 26, and he or one of Ruben Tejada or Jedd Gyorko projects to start Friday, May 27, but no one in the trio are anything more than fliers in daily contests.

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Cardinals | Greg Garcia receiving rare start

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:53:52 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Greg Garcia is starting at third base and batting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Thursday, May 26, with 3B Matt Carpenter on the paternity list.

Fantasy Tip: View Garcia as a desperation source of cap relief in daily contests Thursday, as he has just 120 career plate appearances. However, he has been solid when called upon this year with a 6-for-10 start to the season.

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Cardinals | Brandon Moss starting vs. Washington

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:45:48 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Brandon Moss is starting in left field and batting fifth against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Thursday, May 26. OF Matt Holliday is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Moss is a low-end option in the majority of seasonal leagues because he isn't receiving consistent at-bats, and of his eight home runs, two were pinch-hit bombs. He is a viable option in daily contests Thursday, but you'll likely be able to find a better price-matchup combo. Make sure to avoid Holliday in all fantasy formats Thursday.

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Cardinals | Jeremy Hazelbaker starting vs. Nats

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:27:20 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jeremy Hazelbaker is starting in center field and leading off against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Thursday, May 26. OF Randal Grichuk is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: After a hot start to the season, Hazelbaker has gone 7-for-43 with a .502 OPS through 45 plate appearances in May. His fantasy value is plummeting, and he shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a flier in daily contests Thursday. Grichuk should continue to see the bulk of starts in center field, and while hitting higher than .241 would be a boost, he does have solid counting stats (27 runs, seven home runs, 24 RBI and three stolen bases). Grichuk remains a solid option in the majority of seasonal leagues.

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Cardinals | Mechanical issues plaguing Michael Wacha?

Thu, 26 May 2016 12:19:25 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha has always had mechanical concerns dealing with his high arm angle during his delivery, but the Pirates don't expect him to change his mechanics because of his past shoulder issues. Wacha continues to have an extreme angle but continued to have success after his injury and in 2013. He's also learning to pitch this year without his best stuff.

Fantasy Tip: Wacha's delivery is tough to replicate, and it appears he's having trouble repeating the success he had with the same delivery back in 2013. His career-high 3.6 walks per nine innings reflects that point, and his 5.04 ERA in 10 starts has his owners worried. It could just take a slight tweak for Wacha to regain consistency and provide better results, though, so practice patience with him and consider benching him for now based on the matchups.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter to paternity list

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:09:56 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter was placed on the paternity list Thursday, May 26.

Fantasy Tip: Jedd Gyorko and Ruben Tejada are likely to see a start or two while "Marp" is out. Carpenter is questionable for the weekend series in Washington. He's a daily consideration when he returns. Gyorko has low-end luster in the right matchup, but Tejada isn't a potent enough bat to use in DFS.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jenifer Langosch


Cardinals | Carlos Martinez loses again Wednesday

Wed, 25 May 2016 18:09:15 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez (4-5) allowed six runs on six hits over five innings in a loss to the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, May 25, with three walks and seven strikeouts. Martinez has lost five consecutive decisions for the first time in his MLB career.

Fantasy Tip: After going 4-0 during the month of April, Martinez has gone five straight outings without recording a quality start and has only made it beyond the fifth inning once. He should be avoided in daily fantasy contests for the foreseeable future.

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Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta playing third with Peoria

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:17:25 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta (thumb) is playing third base for Class A Peoria Wednesday, May 25.

Fantasy Tip: Peralta has plenty of experience at the position with 203 starts at the hot corner, and he projects to see some time there with the Cards to help find at-bats for him while keeping Aledmys Diaz in the lineup, too. Peralta should be back before long, and the prospect of eligibility at multiple positions and his power in a strong lineup make Peralta a must-own bat in the majority of seasonal leagues.

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Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta not ready

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:04:20 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta (thumb) is not ready to come off the disabled list and needs more rehab games in the minors, according to manager Mike Matheny.

Fantasy Tip: Peralta should be ready to return sometime in June, and he's likely to be an everyday player despite the emergence of shortstop Aledmys Diaz. Peralta could be moved around the diamond in order to keep his bat in the lineup, and he could gain fantasy value as a result. Peralta should remain stashed in all leagues.

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Adams Matt 1B
Ahmady Alan 3B
Alvarado Henry OF
Anna Dean 2B
Araujo Jorge OF
Balbuena Starling INF
Bean Steve C
Beatty C.J. OF
Becher William 1B
Beltre Braulin P
Beras Andres OF
Berg Jeremy P
Bergman Joseph INF
Bighames Tyler P
Blair Seth SP
Bova Christopher P
Bowman Matthew P
Broome Mark 3B
Browning Barret RP
Broxton Jonathan RP
Burton Adam C
Butler Keith RP
Bynum Freddie INF
Caple Chance P
Carpenter Matt 3B
Castillo Juan C
Cazana Amaury OF
Cerda Matt 3B
Chavez Marcos INF
Christianson Ryan C
Church Ian OF
Collier Logan P
Constantino Chris 3B
Cooney Tim SP
Cordell Brent C
Corrigan Chris P
Costanzo Drew OF
Cresse Brad C
Cutler Charlie C
Daley Gary P
de la Cruz Carlos OF
DeJesus Antone OF
Delgado Ramon P
Della Rocco Chris P
DeQuin Benji P
Derba Nick C
Diaz Aledmys SS
Dobson Sean OF
Dove Dennis RP
Ehrlich Adam C
Fanning Collin OF
Fiske Justin RP
Flores Ron P
Franco Santo P
Fritsche Josh P
Fryer Eric C
Garcia Erik C
Garcia Greg 2B
Garcia Isaias 2B
Garcia Jaime SP
Gaub John P
Gibson Chris OF
Gonzales Marco SP
Gonzalez Fernando P
Gonzalez Jonathan P
Gonzalez Jose C
Gonzalez Juan P
Gotay Ruben 2B
Grant Jessen P
Grichuk Randal OF
Gyorko Jedd 2B
Haerther Cody OF
Hanson Travis INF
Harris Mitch P
Harrison Vince INF
Hatley Marcus SP
Hazelbaker Jeremy OF
Hefner Jeremy SP
Henley Tyler OF
Herbert Samuel OF
Hernandez Grabiel SS
Herrera Juan INF
Heyer Kurt P
Hirsh Matthew P
Holliday Matt OF
Jacobs Chris 1B
Jimenez Charllan P
Johnson Mark L. C
Kelly Carson C
Landin Jaime SS
Lara Edgar OF
Leake Mike SP
Lemmerman Jake SS
Littrell Corey P
Lynn Lance SP
Lyons Tyler SP
Maiques Ken P
Maness Seth RP
Manning Charlie P
Marcelli Brandon C
Marmol Oliver INF
Marte Victor RP
Marti Amaury OF
Martin Brian OF
Martinez Carlos SP
Martinez Jose X. SS
Matheny Tate OF
Matias Carlos SP
McCully Nick P
McElroy C.J. OF
McGuire Deck SP
Medrano Ronald P
Mejia Alex SS
Mercado Oscar SS
Michael Matt P
Molina Yadier C
Montero Dennis P
Montero Jesus X. C
Moss Brandon 1B
Moylan Dan C
Myers Al P
Nazario Iden P
Norrick Tyler P
O'Neil Mike OF
Obrey Kainoa INF
Oh Seung-Hwan RP
Ohlman Michael C
Parish Brian P
Peguero Carlos OF
Pelt Charlie 1B
Pena Alex P
Pena Brayan C
Pena Yedilson P
Peralta Jhonny SS
Perez Oneli P
Pham Tommy OF
Pina Leobaldo INF
Piscotty Stephen OF
Plummer Nick OF
Reyes Alex SP
Rivera Francisco OF
Rodriguez Starlin 2B
Rosenthal Trevor RP
Rowland Robby P
Sanchez Danilo C
Scherer Matthew P
Schweitzer Jared 3B
Segundo Jefferson P
Serrano Andres P
Shepherd Matthew INF
Sherman Steve OF
Shorey Mark OF
Siegrist Kevin RP
Sillman Mike P
Smith Donnie P
Smith Ross OF
Socolovich Miguel RP
Stambaugh Jonathan P
Stock Robert P
Stoppelman Lee P
Swagerty Jordan RP
Swinson Mike OF
Tartamella Travis P
Taveras Oscar OF
Tejada Ruben SS
Thomas Kevin P
Tilson Charlie OF
Toops Brady C
Tubb Austin P
Tuivailala Sam P
Valera Cesar SS
Van Slyke A.J. OF
Villanueva Dail P
Voss Jay P
Wacha Michael SP
Wainwright Adam SP
Walden Jordan RP
Walton Sam RP
Weaver Luke P
Weffer Jose P
Wilson Josh M. P
Wisdom Patrick 3B
Wong Kolten 2B
Wright Justin P

Franklin Ryan TO
Ilsley Blaine TO
LaRocque Gary TO
Lilliquist Derek PC
Mabry John TO
Maloney Chris TO
Matheny Mike MAN
McGee Willie TO
Mozeliak John GM
Mueller Bill TO
Niemann Randy TO
Oquendo Jose TO
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