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Thu, 05 May 2016 12:17:59 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong had his first extra-base hit Monday, May 2, a solo home run in his 60th at-bat of the season. He has shown a more disciplined approach since Monday, working two walks the last two games. "Kolten's at-bats the last few games that he's been in look significantly better," manager Mike Matheny said. "He looks like he's in a good place. We just have to try and keep building on that."
Fantasy Tip: Wong has been a huge disappointment this year, slashing .226/.315/.274 with the one home run and four RBI. He missed a decent stretch of time with an illness, and that hasn't helped him lock in at the plate. Not to mention he has lost playing time against lefties to Jedd Gyorko. There's a chance he's been dropped in mixed leagues. There's no guarantee he'll turn things around or play every day, but if he does, look to acquire him immediately.
Thu, 05 May 2016 12:03:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams entered the game with an active 7-for-17 run with two home runs and four RBI, which was a nice sign after his slow start (8-for-38). There are a lot of moving parts for the Cardinals, so if Adams misses time, Brandon Moss and Randal Grichuk would both receive a slight boost in playing time. Stay tuned for updates.
Thu, 05 May 2016 08:29:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams is 7-for-20 (.350) with a couple of homers during the stretch, and he's a lower-middle option against Jared Eickhoff today.
Thu, 05 May 2016 08:21:31 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz, OF Randal Grichuk and OF Matt Holliday are out of the lineup Thursday, May 5. OF Brandon Moss is hitting third, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker is hitting sixth and SS Ruben Tejada hits eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Moss is an interesting choice to hit third considering he is hitting .233 with 25 K's in 73 at-bats. He does have six homers and 16 RBI, so he's worth some low-end consideration against Jerad Eickhoff. Hazelbaker has cooled considerably since a storybook first two weeks. He's hitting .212 with two homers the last 15 games. He's a bleak low-end flyer. Tejada doesn't pack enough offensive punch to consider in DFS today.
Wed, 04 May 2016 18:50:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Once he is activated from the disabled list, Pham is unlikely to see enough playing time in the Cards' crowded outfield to be worth rostering outside of NL-only fantasy leagues.
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:58:36 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan Wednesday, May 4. SS Ruben Tejada will start at third base and is batting seventh in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Tejada has gone 2-for-9 over the last seven days and hitting only .188 this season. He posted decent numbers against left-handed pitchers last season but is not a strong option for most owners.
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:53:09 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan Wednesday, May 4. 2B Jedd Gyorko will start at second base and is batting sixth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Gyorko has only two hits in his last six games and may not be the best starting candidate for owners in daily fantasy leagues.
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:43:10 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina will start at first base against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan Wednesday, May 4, and 1B Matt Adams and 1B Brandon Moss will start on the bench against a left-handed pitcher. C Eric Fryer will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Molina is hitting .333 with 10 RBI this season and should be a starting candidate in all leagues. Fryer is hitting .667 in his limited playing time and could be sleeper option for daily fantasy owners.
Wed, 04 May 2016 14:41:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Diaz likely will not see much time in the leadoff spot but it will help his value in daily fantasy leagues. He is hitting .182 over the last seven days but does have two home runs and three RBI during that span. Diaz has been a terrific fantasy option for owners during the first month of the season and could continue to be used.
Wed, 04 May 2016 07:55:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pham likely won't see enough playing time in the crowded outfield for mixed leagues, but he's worth having in NL-only leagues for depth.
Tue, 03 May 2016 23:31:03 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wacha is 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. The WHIP is a little high as he has been hit a little bit more, but Wacha is a solid option in DFS after the elite tiers.
Tue, 03 May 2016 15:25:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Adams has been seeing pretty regular at-bats at first base of late, hitting .400 (6-for-15) with two long balls and four RBI. Mike Matheny may just be riding the hot hand, but whatever the case, Adams is a fine pick in daily formats tonight while hitting cleanup. If Adams is available in your mixed league and you're hunting for power, give him a look.
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:25:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pham likely won't see enough playing time to be a factor outside of NL-only leagues.
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:24:26 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while fanning four in six innings to beat the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, May 2. "Everything was good," Wainwright said. " I've got to get the curveball not be so loopy. I expect it to be right and it will be eventually. I was very confident coming into the game. From the first pitch I threw in Arizona, I knew I was on the right track. I'm very close. I really am."
Fantasy Tip: Wainwright allowed fewer hits than innings pitched for the first time this season and reduced his ERA to 6.68. His nine K's in 11 1/3 innings in his last two starts is encouraging as well. Buy low on him now.
Mon, 02 May 2016 17:50:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk struggled in the very beginning of the year as well before snapping out of it, so there is hope he can emerge from this latest rut. If he doesn't do it soon, though, he could lose out on playing time in the long term, as guys like Jeremy Hazelbaker and Brandon Moss continue to hit their way into more starts.
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