Player Notes - Tampa Bay and NY Yankees
Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .167 hitter against opposing starter John Danks.He is 3-for18 lifetime against Danks, with only RBI. It is always tough to sit a guy like Longoria, but if you have a decent option at third base, you may want to consider it.9/21/2014 9:45:00 AM
Ben Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist could be in for a rough day today (if he is in the lineup) against White Sox starter John Danks.He is a career .111 hitter (2-for-18) against Danks, with seven strikeouts. Zobrist is not a recommended daily fantasy play.9/21/2014 9:42:00 AM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer defeated Hector Noesi and the White Sox 3-1 on Saturday.He is now 10-8 after going 6 1/3 innings, including three strikeouts. Archer did not allow a run, and now owns a 3.42 ERA. Jake McGee shut the door for his 18th save, allowing the one earned run in the process.9/20/2014 10:25:00 PM
Wil MyersRFRays right fielder Wil Myers continued to struggle on Friday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.The reigning American League Rookie of the Year had a terrible year full of injuries and hit only .219 with six home runs and 32 RBI. He has hit just .212 with one home run since his return from a fractured wrist.9/19/2014 10:51:00 PM
HotAlex CobbSPRays righty Alex Cobb is simply turning into an ace for Tampa Bay.Not only does he have a 0.87 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over his past three starts, Cobb is also 5-1 with a 1.26 ERA during the second half of 2014. Lock him into your lineup, and make sure you target this guy for 2015.9/17/2014 10:21:00 AM
Jake OdorizziSPRays starter Jake Odorizzi pitched six innings and allowed one run on five hits against the Yankees on Tuesday.Odorizzi improved his record to 11-12. He also struck out three and walked none in the game. Odorizzi has a 3.98 ERA and 171 strikeouts in 165 innings this year.9/16/2014 11:15:00 PM
James Loney1BRays first baseman James Loney was 3-for-4 and scored a run as the Rays beat the Yankees, 6-1, on Tuesday.Loney scored his run in the seventh on Wil Myers sacrifice fly. All of the first baseman's hits were singles. Loney is hitting .292 with nine homers and 66 RBI this year.9/16/2014 11:07:00 PM
HotYunel EscobarSSRays shortstop Yunel Escobar has an enticing matchup tonight against Yankees' right-hander Michael Pineda.Not only does Escobar have good numbers against Pineda (6-for12 with 2 HR and 5 RBI) during his career, he also has been on a tear lately. Over the past seven days, Escobar is 9-for-22 with three homeruns and six RBI's. If he is not in your lineup, get him in there for tonight's game. 9/16/2014 10:54:00 AM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer tossed seven innings and allowed one run as the Rays beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, on Sunday.Unfortunately, the Tampa Bay bullpen blew the lead, so Archer did not get the victory. Rays second baseman Sean Rodriguez's sacrifice fly in the 10th proved to be the game winner. Archer is 9-8 with a 3.54 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 180 and 2/3 innings this season.9/14/2014 6:27:00 PM
Ben Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist is a career .370 (10-for-27) hitter against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.Though he has 10 hits against Buehrle, only one is an extra-base hit. He also has four RBI. Zobrist is having a solid season, hitting .270 with 44 extra-base hits, 45 RBI and 78 runs.9/14/2014 11:06:00 AM


NY Yankees
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
David RobertsonRPYankees closer David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 38th save of the season.He allowed one walk, but struck out one, to shut the door on Toronto. Robertson now owns a 2.79 ERA, and has been a solid replacement for the great Mariano Rivera.9/21/2014 6:36:00 PM
Brian McCannCYankees catcher Brian McCann has big day at plate in Yankees victory.He raked two homers and three RBI, giving him 22 dingers and 71 RBI on the year. McCann is a solid option behind the plate, as the 2014 season comes to an end.9/21/2014 6:34:00 PM
Masahiro TanakaSPYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) earns victory in return to mound.The Yankees were clearly keeping him on a pitch count, as he left the game with only 70 pitches thhrown. That totaled 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, and four strikeouts. It is nice to see Tanaka get back out there, and return to form.9/21/2014 6:31:00 PM
Masahiro TanakaSPYankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) will be on the mound for the Yankees for the first time since July 8th, when New York hosts Toronto Sunday afternoon.He got some work in the Yanks' spring training complex, but will face a big test today. Tanaka was a CY Young candidate before he went down with the injury. He is 12-4 with a 2.51 ERA in 2014.9/21/2014 9:38:00 AM
Derek JeterSSYankees shortstop Derek Jeter continues to play well, as his career comes to an end.Jeter went 2-for-5 Saturday against Toronto, with a double and one RBI. It is nice to see such a great player end on a high note.9/20/2014 8:20:00 PM
Chris CapuanoSPYankees starter Chris Capuano could not make it out of the sixth inning Saturday against the Blue Jays.He surrendered four runs in 5/23 innings. Capuano is now 2-4 with a 4.67 ERA, pitching for New York.9/20/2014 8:16:00 PM
Jacoby EllsburyCFYankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Friday's game against the Blue Jays with a strained right hamstring and according to manager Joe Girardi could be shut down for the remainder of the season.Girardi called it a "distinct possibility," according to a Wallace Matthews tweet. The outfielder is hitting .271 with 16 home runs, 70 RBI, 71 runs scored and 39 stolen bases this year.9/20/2014 10:40:00 AM
Derek JeterSSYankees shortstop Derek Jeter went 2-for-4 on Friday in the victory against the Blue Jays.After going nearly a month in between multi-hit games, Jeter recorded his second straight game with two hits. He nearly hit his second home run in as many days but instead flew out to the warning track. Jeter may be inspired by his final homestand because he was in a major slump prior to Thursday. He is hitting .252 with 20 extra-base hits and 41 RBI this year.9/19/2014 10:10:00 PM
Jacoby EllsburyCFYankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Friday's game against the Blue Jays with a strained right hamstring and is set to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury according to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News.Before leaving, Ellsbury was 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBI. The outfielder is hitting .271 with 16 home runs, 70 RBI and 39 stolen bases this year.9/19/2014 9:53:00 PM
Brian McCannCYankees catcher Brian McCann is a career .417 hitter (10-for-24) against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.McCann is struggling, batting .146 over the past two weeks (12 games). He has 20 home runs for the seventh consecutive season and 66 RBI, but he's not hitting right now.9/19/2014 12:02:00 PM