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Rays | Another QS for Chris Archer

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:49:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer allowed two earned runs, one hit and four walks over six innings in a no-decision Saturday, April 30, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He also struck out four batters in the 100-pitch quality start.

Fantasy Tip: Archer started the season 0-4 with a 7.32 ERA in his first four outings with no quality starts, but he is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA in two quality starts since April 25. He has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option across most formats.

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Rays | Logan Forsythe reaches four times

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:49:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Logan Forsythe went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, walk and two RBIs Saturday, April 30, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He is hitting .388 over his past 11 games.

Fantasy Tip: Forsythe wrapped up April with a .341 average, four homers and 10 RBIs. He is a must-start fantasy option in AL-only fantasy play, and a useful option in deeper mixed formats due to his positional versatility.

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Rays | TB resting several regulars Saturday

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:20:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson, 1B Logan Morrison and SS Brad Miller are not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ Saturday, April 30. 1B/OF Steve Pearce will bat cleanup and play first base, OF Desmond Jennings is batting sixth and playing left field and INF Tim Beckham is playing shortstop and batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Dickerson, Morrison and Miller are not playing Saturday because the Rays are facing a left-handed pitcher. Pearce is batting .282 with a home run and five RBI in 39 at-bats this season and is worthy of consideration as a value play at first base for daily fantasy lineups but Jennings and Beckham are not recommended options today.

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Rays | Desmond Jennings sitting vs. Toronto

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:33:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 29. OF Brandon Guyer is starting in left field and batting seventh against Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings is crawling out of the gate with a .194/.267/.269 slash line. At this stage, he is a fringe fantasy asset in all seasonal leagues and should be left to the waiver wire outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only formats. Guyer has been the opposite with a .333/.471/.444 line through 34 plate appearances, and he is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Friday.

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Rays | Matt Moore punches out nine

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:47:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore allowed three earned runs, three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts over seven innings in a loss Wednesday, April 27, against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: Moore has lasted at least 6 1/3 innings in each of his past four outings, and he has an impressive 1.03 WHIP and .217 opponent batting average despite his unimpressive 1-2 record. He remains a must-start fantasy option in most formats despite the fact he has dropped his past two outings.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger spins bullpen session

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:10:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (groin) emerged from a 25-pitch bullpen session feeling well Wednesday, April 27, and he is still eyeing a mid-May return. Boxberger will throw one more bullpen session before facing live hitters during batting practice.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger should be stashed in all fantasy leagues, as he is approximately three weeks away from returning to the closer role for Tampa Bay. In his absence, Alex Colome has performed admirably with five saves and a 1.08 ERA and 9.7 K/9. Stay tuned for updates as Boxberger works his way back from the groin injury.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger cleared for activities

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:31:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (groin) has been cleared by a surgeon to start baseball activities. He's already resumed throwing bullpen sessions and is eyeing a mid-May return.

Fantasy Tip: Check again to see if Boxberger is available on your waiver wire. He should be stashed in all leagues since he's expected to immediately return to closing duties when he's ready. Alex Colome (four saves, 1.17 ERA) has performed admirably in the ninth inning in Boxberger's place to start the year.

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Rays | Brad Miller batting second

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:25:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Brad Miller is hitting second in the lineup Tuesday, April 26, against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez. 1B Logan Morrison, who had hit second, was dropped to sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Whether this is being done to jump-start Miller's bat is a mystery. Miller has a .158 average in the past week and is hitless in three at-bats against Jimenez. Morrison has a .111 mark in the last week but has three hits in as many at-bats against the Orioles pitcher. Right now, neither player carries much fantasy value.

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Rays | Chris Archer quells fears of owners

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:01:48 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer scattered five hits with no walks and 10 strikeouts over 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a win Monday, April 25, against the Baltimore Orioles. It his fifth career scoreless start with at least 10 strikeouts, most in franchise history.

Fantasy Tip: Archer entered the start 0-4 with a 7.32 ERA with 11 walks and six homers allowed over 19 2/3 innings, and a WHIP at 2.08. However, with one outstanding quality start, he appears to have turned things around against a familiar foe to allay the fears of fantasy owners. This is why you do not panic on a proven guy after just a couple of poor outings.

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Rays | Kevin Kiermaier cooled off by O's

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:01:10 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier was hitless in two at-bats with a walk and a strikeout Monday, April 25, against the Baltimore Orioles to snap his modest six-game hitting streak.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the hitless game, Kiermaier has emerged as a must-start in all AL-only fantasy formats, some deeper mixed play and in DFS as a mid-tier OF value.

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Rays | Hank Conger losing playing time

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:36:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C Hank Conger has just four hits in 22 at-bats and opposing runners have stolen 48 straight bases off of him dating back to last season. Conger is also having trouble blocking pitches in the dirt. C Curt Casali is starting at catcher over Conger Monday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: The Rays value their defense, so Conger could start losing significant playing time to Casali behind the plate. Neither catcher is very attractive outside of two-catcher formats, though.

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Rays | Logan Morrison sitting out

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:41:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B Logan Morrison is not in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman Monday, April 25. OF Steve Pearce will start at first base and is batting second in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce has seen solid playing time over the last week and has at least one hit in four of his last five games. Pearce could be a sleeper option for some owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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Rays | Steven Souza Jr. leaves the yard twice

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 13:50:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza Jr. celebrated his 27th birthday in style on Sunday, April 24, clubbing a two-run home run off New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda in the first inning to cap a five-run frame before adding a solo shot in the fifth off Pineda in the fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Souza's power display was the highlight of a five-homer barrage by the Rays. The 27-year-old is riding a bit of a hot streak lately, although he has as many strikeouts as hits (six) over the last four games. Nevertheless, Souza needs to remain in lineups as Tampa Bay begins an eight-game homestand on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Rays | Desmond Jennings, Curt Casali out

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:16:13 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings and C Curt Casali are not in the starting lineup against the New York Yankees Sunday, April 24. OF Corey Dickerson will bat cleanup and play left field, OF Steven Souza Jr. will bat seventh and play right field and C Hank Conger will bat ninth and start behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Souza is off to a decent start this year, batting .275 with three home runs and eight RBI in his first 51 at-bats. On the other hand, Conger is just 4-for-22 at the plate and has also struggled defensively, so he should be avoided for the foreseeable future in all formats.

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Rays | Curt Casali not in starting lineup

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:12:46 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C Curt Casali is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka Saturday, April 23. C Hank Conger will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Conger is hitting only .200 in his limited playing time this season and probably should be avoided in all leagues.

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Tampa Bay Rays Player News

Acosta Mayo C
Adames Willy SS
Albernaz Craig C
Alcala Franklin OF
Ames Jeff P
Andrade Steve P
Andriese Matt SP
Apodaca Juan C
Appel Jason OF
Araujo Yoel OF
Archer Chris SP
Arhart Josh C
Armour Brett P
Asanovich Robert 2B
Ayers Kyle P
Bagley James P
Bailey Luke C
Barnese Nick P
Bateman Joe P
Bauers Jake 1B
Bayliss Jonah RP
Bean Colter P
Beckham Jeremy 2B
Beckham Tim SS
Beech Travis 2B
Bellatti Andrew P
Belnome Vincent 2B
Betemit Wilson 3B
Biell Dustin OF
Boggan Kevin P
Borden Buddy P
Boxberger Brad RP
Bravo-Carmona Adrian C
Brett Ryan SS
Brock Kenny P
Brophy Kevin P
Bryles Brian OF
Carroll Damion P
Carroll Jeffrey INF
Carter Kes OF
Casali Curt C
Cedeno Xavier RP
Chapa Angel P
Chavez Angel INF
Chavez Kevin P
Christian Justin OF
Cipriano Cody INF
Ciuffo Nick C
Cobb Alex SP
Colina Alvin C
Colome Alex RP
Conger Hank C
Cononie Charles P
Constanza Jose OF
Cooper Chad 2B
Cormier Lance RP
Corporan Carlos C
Cressend Jack RP
Cromer Jason P
Cruz Joseph P
Darcy Jesse P
Darnell James OF
De La Cruz Chris SS
De Los Santos Richard P
Debarr Nick RP
Decker Jaff OF
Della Grotta Robert P
Dettrich Julius P
Dickerson Corey OF
Dillon Joe INF
Disla Jose P
Edwards Ronald C
Edwards Spencer OF
Eldridge Rashad OF
Espinosa Sergio P
Estrada Robi INF
Eveland Dana RP
Farquhar Danny RP
Fitzgerald Brian RP
Flanagan Jeremy P
Fleming Marquis P
Flinn Chris P
Fontenot Mike 2B
Forsythe Logan 2B
Franklin Nick 2B
Frey Evan OF
Frontz Neal P
Fuller Devin P
Furmaniak J.J. INF
Gamboa Eddie P
Gangi Aaron P
Gannon Nolan P
Garcia Gerardo RP
Garrido Santiago P
Garvin Grayson P
Geltz Steven RP
Gillaspie Casey 1B
Glen William P
Goebbert Jacob OF
Goetzman Granden OF
Gomez Roberto P
Grabowski Jason OF
Greene Charlie C
Guerrieri Taylor P
Guillen Cesar OF
Guyer Brandon OF
Guzman Freddy OF
Guzman Rafelin C
Hagens Bradin P
Hager Jake SS
Hall J.T. OF
Hall Justin P
Hamren Erik P
Harris Greg P
Harris James OF
Hauschild Tyler C
Havlicek Stepan P
Henderson Brian P
Henning Clayton OF
Henriquez Victor INF
Howell Jeff P
Hu Chih-Wei P
Humphrey Benjamin 1B
Infante Jhancarlos C
Isenia Charion C
Jackson Bralin OF
Jarman Michael P
Jennings Desmond OF
Jones Stephen OF
Kendrick Joshua 1B
Kiermaier Kevin OF
Kline William P
Koronis Alex P
Larson Brandon 3B
Leonard Patrick 3B
Livingston Bobby P
Longoria Evan 3B
Lopez Eduar P
Lopez Hector P
Luck Chris P
Mahtook Mikie OF
Maile Luke C
Maria Erick C
Marinez Jhan RP
Marjama Mike C
Marks Justin SP
Marshall Brett SP
Martin Brandon SS
Martinez Gabby SS
Mason Chris P
Massiatte Dan C
Mateo Henry 2B
Maxwell Jason INF
McEachern Jason P
McPherson Kyle SP
Medlock Calvin P
Mendez Deivy P
Miller Brad SS
Miranda Juan 1B
Mollicone John C
Mondesi Jr. Raul OF
Moore Jeremy OF
Moore Matt SP
Morrison Logan 1B
Mujica Jose P
Nelson Keith P
Nevarez Matt P
Newmann David P
Nommensen Brett OF
Norberto Jordan RP
Nowak Chris INF
Nunez Franklin P
O'Conner Justin C
O'Mally Shawn SS
Odorizzi Jake SP
Olmedo Ray 2B
Olson Jordan P
Orasma Carlos P
Ortiz Ricky P
Ott Travis SP
Padlo Kevin 3B
Paduch Jim P
Patterson Jim P
Pearce Steve OF
Peguero Tony P
Pena Angel C
Perez Cesar 3B
Perez Sergio P
Perry Jason OF
Phillips Heath P
Phillips Paul W. P
Querecuto Juniel SS
Quinonez Eduar RP
Quinonez Jonathan OF
Ramirez Erasmo SP
Reginatto Leonardo INF
Reifer Adam P
Reyes Carlos P
Reynolds Justin OF
Rico Matt P
Robertson Daniel R. SS
Rodriguez Abrahan P
Rodriguez David C
Rogers Cody OF
Roller Kyle INF
Rollins Heath P
Romero Enny RP
Rondon Adrian SS
Rosario Waldo OF
Ross Michael INF
Royster Ryan OF
Sanchez Francisco P
Sappington Mark P
Schenk Neil P
Sexton Greg 3B
Shaffer Richie 3B
Shelby III John OF
Smith Burch SP
Smith Hans P
Smyly Drew SP
Snell Blake SP
Sonoqui Eligio 1B
Southern Michael P
Souza Steven OF
Speigner Brent C
Spring Matt C
Stanek Ryne P
Stowell Bryce P
Sturdevant Tyler RP
Suarez Albert P
Sweeney Matthew INF
Tapia Alexis P
Tapia Juan SS
Thompson Rich C. OF
Tissenbaum Maxx INF
Torres Marcos C
Varga Cameron P
Velazquez Andrew SS
Venters Jonny RP
Wagner Neil RP
Wagner Nicholas P
Walker Aaron P
Walker Matt P
Webb Ryan RP
Wendt David C
Whitley Chase SP
Wilk Adam SP
Williams Justin OF
Zumwalt Sean P

Anderson Brian J. TO
Auld Brian TO
Baldelli Rocco TO
Bloom Chaim TO
Boroski Stan TO
Cash Kevin MAN
Foley Tom TO
Hendrick George TO
Hickey Jim PC
Montoyo Charlie TO
Neander Erik TO
Nelson Jamie TO
Robinson Dewey TO
Shelton Derek TO
Silverman Matt TO
Sowers Jeremy TO

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