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Fri, 27 May 2016 19:15:21 -0700
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.
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:08:48 -0700
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.
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.
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:11:01 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:24:16 -0700
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.
Thu, 26 May 2016 13:53:52 -0700
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.
Thu, 26 May 2016 13:45:48 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 26 May 2016 10:09:56 -0700
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.
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.
Wed, 25 May 2016 16:17:25 -0700
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.
Wed, 25 May 2016 15:04:20 -0700
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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