Player Notes - Chicago WSox and Tampa Bay
Chicago WSox
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Adam LaRoche1BFirst baseman Adam LaRoche agreed to a two-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.With Jose Abreu the everyday first baseman, it appears as though the White Sox intend to start LaRoche at designated hitter. The 35-year-old hit .259/.362/.455 with 26 home runs and 92 RBI in 140 games during 2014. U.S. Cellular Field is a more friendly hitters park, so it is quite possible LaRoche hits even more home runs next season.11/21/2014 8:48:00 PM
Jose Abreu1BWhite Sox first baseman Jose Abreu won the 2014 American League Rookie of the Year award.He won the award unanimously. Abreu hit .317/.383/.581 with 36 home runs and 107 RBI. Matt Shoemaker finished second.11/10/2014 10:23:00 PM
John DanksSPWhite Sox lefty John Danks pitched seven innings, allowing two earned runs against the Royals on Saturday.He allowed just five hits, struck out three and walked two in the victory. Danks finishes 2014 with an 11-11 record, 4.74 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 193 2/3 innings.9/28/2014 9:39:00 AM
Alexei RamirezSSWhite Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is an incredible 23-for-55 (.418) against Royals starter James Shields.Ramirez has two home runs, double and triple against Shields as well. The shortstop has been struggling a bit this month, hitting .218, but he should take advantage of this matchup.9/25/2014 10:47:00 AM
Chris SaleSPWhite Sox left-hander Chris Sale strikes out 10 Tigers in no-decision.He was in a pitchers' duel with Justin Verlander, but with a high pitch count, Sale was able to last only six innings. Sale has been Chicago's ace, as he is 12-4 with a 2.17 ERA and 0.97 WHIP.9/24/2014 6:10:00 PM
Jose Abreu1BWhite Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is a career .583 hitter (7-for-12) with two homers versus Detroit right-hander Justin VerlanderAfter a 29 home run first half (82 games), Abreu's number have been less impressive since the break with just six homers in 59 games. But he's still batting .316 with 35 HR, 105 RBI and a .964 OPS for the season. That's MVP-type material.9/24/2014 11:40:00 AM
Alexei RamirezSSWhite Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the loss to the Tigers on Tuesday.Ramirez scored along with Adam Eaton to cut the Tiger lead to 3-2 in the top of the ninth. Marcus Semien then singled to score the tying run, which chased Detroit starter David Price. The Tigers, however, were still able to win the game. Ramirez is hitting .276 with 15 home runs and 72 RBI this season.9/23/2014 10:34:00 PM
Paul Konerko1BWhite Sox DH/1B Paul Konerko is a career .435 hitter with a pair of home runs against Tigers left-hander David Price.The 38-year-old is planning to retire at the end of the season, so he will likely be one of your last chances to get him in your lineup. Over his 18-year career he's a .279 hitter with 439 homers, 1,412 RBI and played in six All-Star games.9/23/2014 1:23:00 PM
Chris BassittSPWhite Sox pitcher Chris Bassitt pitched seven 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing six hits, striking out three and walking two to beat the Tigers, 2-0, on Monday.It was Bassitt's first career victory in the big leagues. It was also by far the longest outing of his short career. Bassitt is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA and 16 strikeouts in four starts this year.9/22/2014 9:59:00 PM
Tyler FlowersCWhite Sox catcher Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer to defeat the Tigers, 2-0, on Monday.Flowers homered in the second, scoring shortstop Carlos Sanchez. That was enough for White Sox starter, Chris Bassitt, who pitch seven 2/3 shutout innings. Flowers is hitting .243 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI this season.9/22/2014 9:52:00 PM


Tampa Bay
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Alex CobbSPRays starter Alex Cobb allowed four runs on 10 hits over six innings in a loss to the Indians on Sunday.The 10 hits was a season-high, so Cobb was certainly hoping for a better start to cap off his superb season. Even with the tough Sunday, Cobb was 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA, 149 strikeouts in 166 1/3 innings this year. Cobb posted a 1.78 ERA after July 1.9/28/2014 6:27:00 PM
Alex ColomeSPRays right-hander Alex Colome earns second victory in final start of season.He did so in fine fashion, going 6 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on four hits, and struck out six. Colome finishes 2014 at 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. Jake McGee saved his 19th game to seal the win.9/27/2014 9:05:00 PM
Chris ArcherSPRays starter Chris Archer pitched seven 2/3 innings and allowed a lone run on three hits and struck out six but lost to Corey Kluber as the Indians defeated the Rays, 1-0.Archer threw 75 of his 111 pitches for strikes and walked two batters. He finishes the year 10-9 with a 3.33 ERA and 173 strikeouts.9/26/2014 9:50:00 PM
Jeremy HellicksonSPRays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson chased in third inning against Boston.Not a good final outing, as he went 2 1/3 innings, alling six runs (five earned), and struck out two. Hellickson finishes 2014 with a 4.52 ERA and 1.45 WHIP.9/25/2014 9:24:00 PM
HotAlex CobbSPRays righty Alex Cobb had another masterful start on Tuesday.He allowed one run on five hits, but up until the eighth inning, it appeared the Rays were going to waste a fifth straight quality start from Cobb. Tampa Bay then scored five runs in the eighth. Cobb is 10-8 with a 2.75 ERA but his ERA is just 1.82 since July 1.9/23/2014 10:43:00 PM
Ben Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run against the Red Sox on Tuesday.Zobrist hit a two-RBI double in the eighth inning as Tampa Bay took its first lead of the night, 2-1. Zobrist came around to score on David DeJesus' single as the Rays added three more runs in the frame. The second baseman is hitting .273 with 10 home runs and 50 RBI this season.9/23/2014 10:40:00 PM
Yunel EscobarSSRays shortstop Yunel Escobar left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a left knee sprain according to the Tampa Bay Times.Escobar slid awkwardly into home plate. He is being called day-to-day.9/23/2014 8:34:00 PM
Kevin KiermaierCFRays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is expected to miss a couple of days due to illness.Kiermaier has shown solid power with 10 homers and a .759 OPS in 317 at-bats.9/23/2014 4:53:00 PM
ColdBen Zobrist2BRays second baseman Ben Zobrist is just 4-for-36 (.111) against Boston right-hander Clay BuchholzZobrist is not a recommended daily fantasy play. He's batting .269 this season with 10 homers, 48 RBI, 80 runs and nine steals. Remember when he was close to being a 20-20 guy every season?9/23/2014 1:34:00 PM
Evan Longoria3BRays third baseman Evan Longoria is a career .189 hitter against Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz with 13 strikeouts in 37 at-bats.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. Longoria has 22 HR and 90 RBI this season.9/23/2014 1:31:00 PM