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Jose Abreu, 1B4/17/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is getting the night off Thursday against the Red Sox. SOURCE: Doug Padilla, ESPN Chicago
Insight: He's ice cold at the moment with just one hit in his last 21 at bats. Paul Konerko (.111, 0 HR, 1 RBI) will get the nod at first base.
Adam Dunn, 1B4/16/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn walked three times and hit a solo homer Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Dunn has a 14/11 K/BB, three home runs and eight RBI in 11 games this season. He's hitting .294 due to a .389 BABIP. Dunn had a BABIP of .266 or lower in each of the previous three seasons.
Erik Johnson, SP 4/16/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson took a step in the right direction Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Johnson struck out a career-high nine batters and allowed one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old gave up 11 earned runs on 19 hits over 10 1/3 innings in his first two starts.
Alexei Ramirez, SSHot4/13/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez hit another homer Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Ramirez went 2-for-4 and is now hitting .420 with three home runs, 12 RBI, 11 runs and three steals despite batting mostly out of the seven- and eight-hole. His home run total declined in each of the last three years down to six in 2013 but his steal total increased in the last two up to 30 in 2013. Maybe he can finally put the 20-homer power he flashed as a rookie in 2008 together with baserunning ability he displayed last year.
Tyler Flowers, CHot4/12/2014 10:51:00 AM
Description: Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers is not in Saturday's starting lineup. Adrian Nieto will be behind the plate.
Insight: He's hitting .419 this season but don't expect it to last. Flowers is just a .213 career hitter in 201 major league appearances. Nieto is 2-for-9 this season without a home run or RBI.
Dayan Viciedo, LF4/12/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo is still searching for his first hit against Cleveland starter Justin Masterson after 14 at-bats.
Insight: Viciedo has a chance to play almost everyday with Avisail Garcia sidelined, but Saturday isn't likely to be a good one. Avoid him.
Alexei Ramirez, SSHot4/10/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has started the season on fire.
Insight: Ramirez is 16-for-38 (.421) with four doubles, two homers, nine RBI, two steals, eight runs and a 2/3 K/BB. He has driven in seven runs over the last five games. The 32-year-old's homer total decreased in each of the last three seasons down to six last year but his steals increased from seven in 2011 to 30 last season.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot4/10/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu had his second two-homer game in three days Thursday against the Indians.
Insight: Abreu is the latest Cuban position player to get off to a fast start in the majors, following Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig. He's hitting .300 with three doubles, a triple, four homers, an MLB-leading 14 RBI and seven runs in 40 at-bats.
Avisail Garcia, RF4/10/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia (torn labrum) is done for the season, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Garcia will undergo surgery within the next week after suffering the injury while trying to make a diving catch Wednesday. The promising 22-year-old won't be seen again until 2015. His absence will open up more at-bats for Dayan Viciedo and Paul Konerko.
Dayan Viciedo, LF4/10/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo should see more playing time with the injury to Avisail Garcia.
Insight: Viciedo has seen limited time as Chicago's fourth outfielder, but is batting .316 in 19 at-bats.
Avisail Garcia, RF4/10/2014 3:04:00 PM
Description: Chicago right fielder Avisail Garcia has a torn labrum in his left shoulder after attempting a diving catch Thursday.
Insight: Garcia had been placed on the DL and the team recalled Jordan Danks. The injury should provide more playing time for Dayan Viciedo..
Erik Johnson, SPCold4/9/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson is off to a shaky start this season.
Insight: Johnson has allowed 19 hits and 11 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings. MLB.com rated him as Chicago's top prospect before the season began after he went 12-3 with a 1.96 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and a 131/40 K/BB in 142 minor-league innings last year. He also had a terrible spring (6.35 ERA, 1.53 WHIP in 17 IP) so avoid him until further notice.
Avisail Garcia, RF4/9/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Chicago right fielder Avisail Garcia jammed his left shoulder while attempting to make a diving catch Thursday. X-rays ruled out a fracture, separation or dislocation, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Garcia had his MRI in a sling after the game and will have an MRI Thursday. The 22-year-old went 4-for-5 with two homers Tuesday and walked twice Wednesday.
Marcus Semien, 2B4/9/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: White Sox second baseman Marcus Semien ripped four hits Tuesday in a victory over Colorado.
Insight: It's the seventh multi-hit game of Semien's career and his first of the four-hit variety. The jury's still out on Semien's fantasy potential but at least he's hanging in there with a .273 average in the month of April (9-for-33).
Jose Abreu, 1B4/9/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu showed off his power by swatting two long balls Tuesday in a blowout win against the Rockies.
Insight: Coors Field, aka Hitter's Paradise, was up to its usual tricks on Tuesday night. In total, seven balls left the yard with six of those round-trippers belonging to the White Sox. Abreu is tied with Minnesota's Chris Colabello for the league-lead in RBI with 11 through eight games.
Avisail Garcia, RF4/9/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Chicago right fielder Avisail Garcia belted four hits Tuesday in a 15-3 onslaught of Colorado.
Insight: Two of those hits went for home runs. The 22-year-old now has nine jacks in 320 career at bats. We'll see if Garcia (.276, 2 HR, 4 RBI) has any magic left Wednesday in the series finale.
Tommy Hanson, SP4/7/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Rangers castoff Tommy Hanson has caught on with the White Sox. SOURCE: Jon Heyman, CBS Sports
Insight: It's a minor league contract. Hanson was a total disaster in Anaheim last season (4-3, 5.42 ERA) and was just as bad with Texas during spring training (0-2, 6.43). It's going to take a lot for him to get back on the fantasy radar.
Chris Sale, SP4/6/2014 6:54:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Chris Sale was up to his usual tricks Sunday in a victory over Kansas City.
Insight: Sale (2-0, 1.76 ERA) held the Royals to four hits across eight shutout innings. In 15 1/3 innings this season, opponents are hitting just .173 against Sale with 14 strikeouts.
Nate Jones, RP4/6/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Chicago right-hander Nate Jones (hip) is expected to miss more than 15 days, according to Dan Hayes of csnchicago.com.
Insight: He strained a hip muscle on April 3. Jones was the favorite to win Chicago's closer job but manager Robin Ventura went with Matt Lindstrom and Jones then allowed four runs without getting an out in middle relief. His ERA and WHIP will remain infinite until he returns from the DL.
Alejandro De Aza, LF4/6/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Chicago left fielder Alejandro De Aza is not in the lineup Sunday, probably because he is just 4-for-24 (.167) against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: De Aza hit three homers in the first three games of the season before going 0-for-8 the last two days. Dayan Viciedo will get a chance to start Sunday.
Alejandro De Aza, LF4/6/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Chicago left fielder Alejandro De Aza is 4-for-24 (.167) against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: De Aza hit three homers in the first three games of the season before going 0-for-8 the last two days. He's in for another rough day with Shields on the mound.
Alexei Ramirez, SS4/6/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has faced Royals starter James Shields 42 times and collected 18 hits, a .429 average.
Insight: Ramirez has two homers off Shields, who will start against Chicago on Sunday. The White Sox shortstop is hitting .444 with three walks in the early stages of the 2014 season.
John Danks, SP4/5/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter John Danks tossed seven innings and allowed three earned runs Saturday at Kansas City.
Insight: Danks struck out six, walked four and gave up five hits. The left-hander has dealt with shoulder issues the last two years and hasn't been a fantasy option since 2010.
Dayan Viciedo, LF4/5/2014 11:27:00 AM
Description: If White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo gets a chance to start against lefty Bruce Chen, he is a worthy gamble for fantasy owners. Update: Viciedo is starting and batting cleanup.
Insight: Viciedo is 10-for-29 (.345) with three homers versus Chen. He stuck in a backup role behind Alejandro de Aza, Adam Eaton and Avisail Garcia and may not get the opportunities he saw over the past two seasons. Start him on Saturday.
Adam Dunn, 1B4/5/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is a career .333 hitter versus Royals left-hander Bruce Chen. Update: Dunn is not in the starting lineup.
Insight: Dunn normally struggles against lefties (career .220 hitter), so this is outside his comfort zone, but he's 8-for-24 with four extra base hits and a 1.133 OPS against Chen.
Dayan Viciedo, LF4/5/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: If White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo gets a chance to start against lefty Bruce Chen, he is a worthy gamble for fantasy owners.
Insight: Viciedo is 10-for-29 (.345) with three homers versus Chen. He stuck in a backup role behind Alejandro de Aza, Adam Eaton and Avisail Garcia and may not get the opportunities he saw over the past two seasons.
Adam Dunn, 1B4/5/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is a career .333 hitter versus Royals left-hander Bruce Chen.
Insight: Dunn normally struggles against lefties (career .220 hitter), so this is outside his comfort zone, but he's 8-for-24 with four extra base hits and a 1.133 OPS against Chen.
Tyler Flowers, CHot4/4/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers stayed hot with three hits Friday against Kansas City.
Insight: Norichika Aoki's fielding error in the eighth inning broke up a string of seven straight hits for Flowers. He's hitting .571 this season but don't expect it to last. Flowers is just a .210 career hitter in 196 major league appearances.
Nate Jones, RP4/4/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Chicago right-hander Nate Jones has been placed on the 15-day DL.
Insight: He strained a hip muscle while pitching Thursday against Minnesota. Jones has allowed four runs without recording an out this season.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4/4/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie has missed two games due to illness, but is expected to return on Friday.
Insight: The 26-year-old Gillaspie has yet to produce enough with the bat to be fantasy worthy. He batted .245 with 13 HR and 40 RBI last season.
Jose Abreu, 1BHot4/3/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu drove in four runs Thursday in a loss to the Twins.
Insight: Both of his hits on Thursday went for extra bases. The 27-year-old from Cuba is hitting .417 through his first three games.
Tyler Flowers, C4/3/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers cracked four hits Thursday in a loss to Minnesota.
Insight: That comes after going just 1-for-6 in Chicago's first two games of the season. Flowers might get a break Friday after being behind the plate for all 11 innings on Thursday.
Nate Jones, RPCold4/3/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: White Sox reliever Nate Jones re-injured his left glute Thursday in a loss to Minnesota. SOURCE: Dan Hayes, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago
Insight: Once considered the favorite to fill Chicago's vacancy at closer, Jones has imploded, allowing four earned runs this season without recording an out. We're guessing he won't be available for Friday's game in Kansas City.
Alexei Ramirez, SS4/2/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, two walks and two steals Wednesday against the Twins.
Insight: Ramirez' home run total dipped in each of the last three seasons, going from 18 in 2010 to six last year, but he stole a career-high 30 bases in 2013 to keep himself on the fantasy radar.
Adam Dunn, 1B4/2/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn hit a solo home run Wednesday against Minnesota.
Insight: It was Dunn's first hit of the season. He has two walks and two strikeouts in 10 plate appearances. Dunn hit .219 with 34 home runs, 86 RBI and a .762 OPS in 149 games last season.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B4/2/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Minnesota due to illness.
Insight: The 26-year-old Gillaspie has yet to produce enough with the bat to be fantasy worthy. He batted .245 with 13 HR and 40 RBI last season.
Dayan Viciedo, LF4/2/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: If White Sox outfielder Dayan Viciedo gets a chance to start againat Minnesota hurler Kevin Correia you should consider him for a spot start as he's 5-for-8 with a couple of extra base hits and a 1.792 OPS in their matchups.
Insight: Viciedo is stuck in a backup role behind Alejandro de Aza, Adam Eaton and Avisail Garcia and may not get the opportunities he saw over the past two seasons. He averaged 473 at-bats and 19.5 homers over that span.
Alejandro De Aza, LF3/31/2014 8:38:00 PM
Description: Chicago left fielder Alejandro De Aza blasted two home runs off Ricky Nolasco Monday against the Twins.
Insight: De Aza lost both his starting center-field job and the leadoff spot in the order to Adam Eaton, and he'll split time with Dayan Viciedo in left field. Monday's results should help him remain on the heavy side of that platoon early this season.
Matt Lindstrom, RP3/31/2014 1:25:00 PM
Description: The White Sox will go with Matt Lindstrom at closer to start the season. SOURCE: Daryl Van Schouwen, Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: Nate Jones had been the favorite to snag the closer's job, but Robin Ventura has decided to go with the 34-year-old Lindstrom. A setup man the past few seasons, Lindstrom hasn't been a full-time closer since 2010 with Houston.
Gordon Beckham, 2B3/26/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham (oblique) will begin the season on the disabled list, according to Scott Merkin of mlb.com.
Insight: Beckham had a promising rookie year in 2009 but has posted an OPS south of .700 in each of the last four seasons. There's no reason to own him in mixed leagues. With Jeff Keppinger (shoulder) also starting the season on the DL, Marcus Semien will start at second base.
Jose Quintana, SP3/24/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: The White Sox have signed left-hander Jose Quintana to a five-year extension. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, MLB.com
Insight: The deal could be worth up to $26 million if Quintana gains Super 2 status. He's had a shaky spring so far (0-2, 16.36 ERA in five appearances) but we're confident Quintana will get it together by the time the regular season starts.
Nate Jones, RP3/23/2014 1:29:00 PM
Description: The White Sox are still undecided on who will be their closer in 2014, according to Scott Merkin of mlb.com.
Insight: Chicago is in search of a new closer after trading Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks. Injuries and Ronald Belisario's visa issues delayed the process, but everyone is now healthy and in camp. Nate Jones is the favorite, followed by Matt Lindstrom, Belisario and Scott Downs.
Matt Davidson, 3B3/23/2014 12:48:00 PM
Description: The White Sox optioned third baseman Matt Davidson to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.
Insight: Chicago dealt closer Addison Reed to get Davidson from the Diamondbacks this offseason, but it has decided to begin the season with Conor Gillespie at the hot corner even though Davidson has hit .308 with two home runs this spring. Davidson has hit 78 homers over the last four minor-league seasons.
Jose Abreu, 1B3/22/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu (ankles) will get a few days off to rest, according to csnchicago.com.
Insight: Abreu has been playing with sore ankles and the White Sox want to make sure he is healthy for the start of the regular season. The Cuban first baseman has been as good as advertised this spring, hitting .317 with two homers and nine RBI in 41 at bats.
Tyler Flowers, C3/21/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers exited Friday's spring training matchup with leg cramps. SOURCE: Daryl Van Schouwen, Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: It doesn't sound like anything to be overly concerned about. In 84 games last season, Flowers demonstrated nice power (10 HR) but failed to hit for average (.195 in 256 at bats).
Jose Abreu, 1B3/21/2014 8:52:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu left Friday's game early because of ankle soreness. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, MLB.com
Insight: His removal was considered precautionary. Abreu has been as good as advertised this spring, hitting .317 with two homers and nine RBI in 41 at bats.
Jose Quintana, SPCold3/18/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitcher Josh Quintana gave up nine earned runs without getting an out during Tuesday's Cactus League start against the Athletics and has a 30.00 ERA, but the team isn't panicked about his struggles this spring. SOURCE: Dan Hayes, csnchicago.com
Insight: "It just looks a little flat," manager Robin Ventura said. "But velocity is there. Really in the middle of the plate is where he was today. His cutter wasn't as sharp as it was in the past. That could be from getting on top of it and not having as much slide across the plate. He was in the middle today. ... You definitely think about it, but I wouldn't say it's a concern." A National League scout said he didn't detect any obvious arm issues but though the lefty had a poor delivery. Quintana went 9-7 with a 3.51 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and 164 strikeouts in 200 innings last season.
Gordon Beckham, 2B3/15/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham will be shut down for the next week with a strained oblique. SOURCE: Scot Gregor, Daily Herald
Insight: Beckham's 2013 season was disappointing to say the least. With just five hits in his first 30 spring training at bats (.167 AVG), 2014 isn't off to such a great start either. Avoid him in fantasy leagues.
Nate Jones, RP3/5/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Nate Jones, one of the White Sox's top closer candidates, threw about 40 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday and felt fine, according to JJ Stankevitz of csnchicago.com. Jones has been out with a gluteal strain and is targeting Saturday for his Cactus League debut.
Insight: Chicago is in search of a new closer after trading Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks. The hard-throwing Jones has a good shot to win the closer job, as Ronald Belisario still hasn't arrived to camp due to visa issues and Matt Lindstrom aggravated an oblique injury. Scott Downs and rookie Daniel Webb are the other options.
Ronald Belisario, RP3/4/2014 8:01:00 PM
Description: According to mlb.com, Ronald Belisario still hasn't reported to White Sox camp due to visa issues.
Insight: Robin Ventura had no updates on the situation Tuesday, saying only that "it's gone dark." Belisario's chances of grabbing the closer role are all but gone. It will either be Nate Jones, Matt Lindstrom, Daniel Webb or Scott Downs closing games for the White Sox to start the season.
Nate Jones, RP3/2/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Nate Jones, one of the White Sox's top closer candidates, could return from a gluteal strain as soon as Saturday, according to Scott Merkin of mlb.com.
Insight: Chicago is in search of a new closer after trading Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks. The hard-throwing Jones is competing with veterans Scott Downs, Ronald Belisario, Mitchelle Boggs and Matt Lindstrom for the job after posting a 4.15 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 78 innings last season.
Nate Jones, RP2/26/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Nate Jones, one of the White Sox' top closer candidates, said he no longer feels any of the effects of a gluteal strain that kept him out the first week of camp. SOURCE: csnchicago.com
Insight: Chicago manager Robin Ventura said that Jones isabout a week behind his teammates and won't pitch in the early portion of the White Sox' Cactus League schedule. However, Ventura expects him to be ready for the season. Chicago is in search of a new closer after trading Addison Reed to the Diamondbacks. The hard-throwing Jones is competing with veterans Scott Downs, Ronald Belisario, Mitchelle Boggs and Matt Lindstrom for the job after posting a 4.15 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 78 innings last season.
Adam Dunn, 1B2/25/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Chicago 1B/DH Adam Dunn says he plans to continue his career beyond this season. SOURCE: WhiteSox.com
Insight: Dunn has contemplated retirement in the past but insists it's not on his mind right now. The 34-year-old is 39th on MLB's all-time home run list with 440 jacks in 6,454 career at bats. Dunn made headlines earlier this week with the news that he might be present at the Oscars after playing a small role in the Academy Award-nominated Dallas Buyers Club.
Matt Lindstrom, RP2/17/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Relief pitcher Matt Lindstrom could end up starting the season as the White Sox closer as he has more experience at it than Chicago's other options. Pitching coach Don Cooper called Lindstrom, Nate Jones and Daniel Webb as the three likeliest closer candidates in a CSNChicago.com report.
Insight: We think its possible that Lindstrom will start the season as the closer if he shows well in spring training, but by the end of the season it will be Jones' job. Its certainly worth watching as he'd be a cheap source of saves.
Mitchell Boggs, RP2/7/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Former St. Louis reliever Mitchell Boggs has agreed to a one-year deal with the White Sox. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: The contract is worth $1.1 million. Boggs will probably be used in a setup role, which means he won't have much of a fantasy impact in 2014.
Erik Johnson, SP1/26/2014 2:36:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said to pencil in Erik Johnson as a starter next season.
Insight: A second-round selection (80th overall) in the 2011 Amateur Draft, Johnson had five major league starts last season. He went 3-2 with a 3.25 ERA and 1.55 WHIP. Not great, but not horrible either. He was also 12-3 with a 1.96 ERA and 0.986 WHIP in 24 minor league starts.
Matt Davidson, 3B12/16/2013 3:03:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third base prospect Matt Davidson has been traded to the Chicago White Sox for closer Addison Reed.
Insight: The 22-year-old Davidson could open the season as the White Sox starter at third base. He hot just .237 in 76 at-bats with Arizona, but banged out 17 HR at Triple-A. The last time Chicago had a fantasy quality was 2006 when Joe Crede batted .283 with 30 HR and 94 RBI.
Paul Konerko, 1B12/4/2013 10:43:00 PM
Description: Paul Konerko isn't going anywhere. The veteran first baseman has agreed to a $2.5 million contract that will keep him in Chicago for another season. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, MLB.com
Insight: Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn are likely to see most of the reps at first base which means Konerko probably won't be an everyday player anymore. Because of this, his fantasy use will be limited to AL-only formats.
Jose Abreu, 1B10/19/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu has agreed to a record-breaking six-year, $68 million deal with the White Sox. SOURCE: Jesse Sanchez, MLB.com
Insight: The Red Sox, Astros and Rangers were also bidding on the talented 26-year-old. It's the largest contract ever given to an international player, topping the $56 million Texas paid for Yu Darvish in 2012. Abreu's presence now makes veteran first baseman Paul Konerko expendable.
Paul Konerko, 1B9/29/2013 10:56:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is still on the fence about retirement. SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: He'll take a month off to weigh his options. If Konerko (.245, 12 HR, 54 RBI) decides to play one more season, it's doubtful that he'd play for anyone other than the White Sox.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/29/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has hit just .114 in his career against Kansas City starter Bruce Chen.
Insight: Ramirez (.282) has swiped 30 bases and hit 39 doubles, but he has a career-low five home runs with 47 RBI, 67 runs and a .685 OPS in 670 plate appearances. Sit him Sunday.
Dayan Viciedo, LF9/29/2013 10:29:00 AM
Description: White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo has gone 10-for-27 (.370) with three home runs against Royals starter Bruce Chen.
Insight: Viciedo has dropped off from 25 homers and 78 RBI a year ago to 14 home runs and 56 RBI this season. The outfielder has hit .333 with four homers, 19 RBI and an .863 OPS over his last 29 games, though, and is in a position to finish the season with a big game against Chen.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/27/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has a .410 average (16-for-39) against Kansas City Royals right-hander James Shields.
Insight: Ramirez has set a career high with 39 doubles, but with just five homers and 47 RBI his fantasy value continues to fade.
Adam Dunn, 1BCold9/26/2013 9:34:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is 4-for-26 (.154) with 12 strikeouts against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Dunn hit .286 with 22 homers, 61 RBI and a .945 OPS from May 14 to Aug. 17, but he bookended that with a .133 average, six homers, 12 RBI and a .535 OPS from April 1 to May 13 and a .115 average, four homers, 10 RBI and a .431 OPS from Aug. 18 to Sept. 24. It's safe to drop him.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/26/2013 9:32:00 AM
Description: Thursday's starter Jeremy Guthrie of the Royals has limited White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez to a .158 average in their previous meetings.
Insight: That has come across 38 at-bats. Ramirez has set new career lows with five homers and 47 RBI while producing career highs with 39 doubles and 30 steals. He shouldn't be started Thursday based on his past struggles against Guthrie.
Paul Konerko, 1B9/24/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko left Tuesday's game after fouling a ball off his knee, according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com.
Insight: Konerko is expected to address his future during Chicago's final homestand this weekend, ESPN Chicago reported earlier today. The 37-year-old has hit just .248 with 11 homers, 53 RBI and a .672 OPS in 508 plate appearances this season.
Jeff Keppinger, 3B9/24/2013 5:25:00 PM
Description: White Sox third baseman Jeff Keppinger will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder Thursday, according to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com.
Insight: Keppinger hit .253 with a .600 OPS in 117 games with the White Sox this year after hitting .325 with an .806 OPS in 115 games with the Rays in 2012.
Adam Dunn, 1BCold9/24/2013 12:01:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn has struck out 16 times in 29 official at bats versus Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Since June, Dunns OPS has dropped in each month to a low of .457 in September with just two homers. If he's not hitting the long ball, he's of no value to fantasy owners.
Chris Sale, SP9/22/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: White Sox lefty Chris Sale fired 7 2/3 shutout innings Saturday in a no-decision against Detroit.
Insight: Because it's the White Sox we're talking about, the Tigers ended up winning 7-6 in extra innings. If the sabermetricians had their way, Sale (2.97 ERA) would probably be the frontrunner for the AL Cy Young. Unfortunately for Sale, his 11-13 record will probably prevent him from winning the award.
Adam Dunn, 1BCold9/22/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn shouldn't be started with Anibal Sanchez on the mound Sunday.
Insight: In fact, you might want to drop Dunn altogether. He hasn't had a multi-hit game since August 17 and is hitting .120 (12-for-100) over his last 29 games. He's 7-for-30 (.233) with zero homers and 14 K against Sanchez.
Avisail Garcia, RF9/20/2013 10:50:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia returned to the lineup and went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Friday night.
Insight: Garcia left the team earlier this week to be with his wife for the birth of their child. He's hitting .306 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 33 games with the Sox.
Avisail Garcia, RF9/20/2013 6:33:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia is in the starting lineup Friday.
Insight: Garcia left the team earlier this week to be with his wife for the birth of their child.
Andre Rienzo, SP9/20/2013 4:48:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Andre Rienzo has been scratched from his Friday night start.
Insight: Rienzo posted a 4.06 ERA and struck out 113 batters in 113 innings with Triple-A Charlotte this season, but has done little to excite fantasy owners with a 2-2 record, a 5.04 ERA and 1.56 WHIP. Dylan Axelrod (4-9, 5.33 ERA, 1.59 WHIP) will get the start in Rienzo's place.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/20/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is just 4-for-39 (.103) versus Tigers ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ramirez (.285, 5 HR, 47 RBI, 30 SB) had an excellent August and has continued to produce in September to earn low-end fantasy status. this matchup, however, is not a good one.
Dayan Viciedo, LF9/18/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo is 8-for-19 (.421) with a home run and a 1.158 OPS versus Minnesota starter Scott Diamond.
Insight: Viciedo hasn't been able to duplicate last year's power numbers and will come up short of his 25 HR, 78 RBI production of a season ago. This matchup, however, is a favorable one.
Avisail Garcia, RF9/18/2013 9:53:00 AM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia wasn't in the lineup on Monday or Tuesday due to his wife giving birth.
Insight: He should be back with the team shortly. He's batting .300 as a member of the White Sox and .276 overall this season.
Hector Santiago, SP9/17/2013 8:50:00 PM
Description: The White Sox will skip left-hander Hector Santiago's next start, according to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com.
Insight: "The last few starts he's had, he just looks tired," manager Robin Ventura said. "Pitching as many innings as he has this year, just give him a rest and see what he does next time out." Overall, Santiago has thrown a career-high 142 2/3 innings and posted a 3.53 ERA this season. As a starter, he is 4-7 with a 3.47 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 124 1/3 innings.
Avisail Garcia, RF9/16/2013 6:17:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia won't be in the lineup on Monday. SOURCE: Dan Hayes, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago
Insight: His wife just gave birth. He should be back with the team shortly. Jordan Danks will be the team's interim right fielder during Garcia's absence.
Avisail Garcia, CF9/16/2013 11:52:00 AM
Description: Chicago outfielder Avisail Garcia was scratched from Sunday's lineup to be with his pregnant wife and is questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: With the September roster exansion in effect, the White Sox can get by without him if necessary. The 22-year-old has hit .300 with two homers and a .733 OPS in his first 32 games with Chicago.
Avisail Garcia, CF9/15/2013 2:16:00 PM
Description: Chicago outfielder Avisail Garcia was scratched from Sunday's lineup to be with his pregnant wife. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, MLB.com
Insight: With the September roster exansion in effect, the White Sox likely won't place Garcia on the paternity leave list. The 22-year-old has hit .300 with two homers and a .733 OPS in his first 32 games with Chicago.
Paul Konerko, 1B9/15/2013 10:39:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko has gone 3-for-18 (.167) with zero extra-base hits against Cleveland's Zach McAllister.
Insight: The two will square off Sunday. Konerko has long appeared to be ageless but he has hit a wall this season, batting .247 with 11 homers, 51 RBI and a .679 OPS in 479 plate appearances.
Adam Dunn, 1B9/14/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Keep away from Chicago first baseman/DH Adam Dunn on Saturday.
Insight: Dunn is a career .172 hitter with 16 strikeouts in 29 at-bats against Saturday starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Avisail Garcia, CF9/10/2013 5:33:00 PM
Description: Chicago outfielder Avisail Garcia is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Garcia had a double root canal and missed Monday's game but he is already good to go. He has hit .320 with two homers since joining the White Sox in a three-team trade with Detroit and Boston.
Gordon Beckham, 2B9/10/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is a career .435 hitter (10-for-23) against Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello.
Insight: Beckham has done little this season, batting .274 with four homers ans 21 RBI in 88 games so it would be a huge risk to start him even with these favorable numbers.
Avisail Garcia, CF9/10/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Chicago outfielder Avisail Garcia is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Detroit after having some dental work done.
Insight: Garcia was acquired from the Tigers as part of the Jake Peavy trade in late July. He's done well in his first stint as an everyday player, hitting .320 with 13 RBI in 27 games since the trade.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/9/2013 1:47:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is just 4-for-37 (.108) versus Tigers ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Ramirez (.284, 4 HR, 43 RBI, 30 SB) had an excellent August to earn low-end fantasy status.
Avisail Garcia, CF9/8/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Chicago right fielder Avisail Garcia missed another game Monday because of a root canal. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Chicago
Insight: The White Sox are well out of the playoff race and can afford to give their young outfielder a few days to heal up. Jordan Danks (.239, 3 HR, 7 RBI) is getting the start in his place.
Avisail Garcia, CF9/8/2013 11:28:00 AM
Description: Chicago outfielder Avisail Garcia will need a few days to recover after having some dental work done. SOURCE: Daryl Van Schouwen, Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: Garcia was acquired from the Tigers as part of the Jake Peavy trade in late July. He's done well in his first stint as an everyday player, hitting .320 with 13 RBI in 27 games since the trade.
Paul Konerko, 1B9/8/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko won't be in the starting nine Sunday versus Baltimore.
Insight: Jeff Keppinger will get the start at first while Adam Dunn will do the DHing. Konerko, who is 4-for-10 in the series, will be a free agent after this season.
Alejandro De Aza, CF9/7/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Chicago center fielder Alejandro De Aza is not in Saturday's starting lineup versus Baltimore.
Insight: De Aza has been a decent fantasy value this season and could end up posting a 20-20 season. He needs five homers and one stolen base to reach that mark.
Adam Dunn, 1B9/7/2013 10:40:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman/DH Adam Dunn is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Dunn's batting average has been much better in the second half (.247), but at the expense of home runs. He hit 24 in 87 first-half games and just six in 45 games after the break.
Tyler Flowers, C9/5/2013 9:17:00 PM
Description: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers had season-ending shoulder surgery on Thursday. SOURCE: White Sox.com
Insight: He's looking at a 2-to-3 month recovery window. We'd expect him to be ready for Spring Training.
Avisail Garcia, CF9/4/2013 10:16:00 PM
Description: Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is batting .344 with four doubles, a triple, two homers and 13 RBI in 25 games since coming over from the Tigers.
Insight: He went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI Wednesday against New York. The 22-year-old has a bright future.
Adam Dunn, 1BCold9/4/2013 12:17:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman/DH Adam Dunn has been ice cold at the plate (two for his last 21) and Wednesday's meeting with CC Sabathia probably won't help matters.
Insight: Dunn's career average versus Sabathia is a pathetic .156 in 32 at bats. The free swinger has whiffed 16 times in his last ten appearances.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/4/2013 12:14:00 PM
Description: Gordon Beckham isn't the only White Sox player with a good history against CC Sabathia. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez has also had success against the lefthander.
Insight: He's hitting .423 against Sabathia in 26 prior engagements. Ramirez (.285, 4 HR, 43 RBI) is one stolen base away from 30, the first time he's approached that threshold in six major league seasons.
Gordon Beckham, 2B9/4/2013 12:10:00 PM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham owns Yankees starter CC Sabathia.
Insight: Sabathia, who takes the hill for his 29th start of the season Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, has given up eight hits to Beckham in 20 at bats. Beckham broke out of an 0-for-11 drought by smacking two hits in Tuesday's loss.
Adam Dunn, 1B9/4/2013 10:18:00 AM
Description: Ken Rosenthal from Fox Sports is hearing that White Sox DH/1B Adam Dunn may retire after the season.
Insight: He still has a year left on his contract and with 30 HR in 130 games this season, he's having a typical Adam Dunn year. So why would he quit? Well, perhaps it's because the game just isn't fun for him anymore. "I'm not coming back to chase home run numbers or whatever," Dunn told Rosenthal. "If I end up with 499 and I'm not having fun, see ya - 499 it is." As it stands now, the power-hitting Dunn is 41st on the all-time home run list with 436 blasts in 1,851 big league appearances.
Alejandro De Aza, CF9/3/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: Chicago center fielder Alejandro De Aza had three hits, including a solo home run, Tuesday against the Yankees.
Insight: De Aza has just three homers in the second half after hitting 12 in the first. Tuesday's game helped snap a 2-for-18 slump.
Jose Quintana, SP9/2/2013 7:38:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitcher Josh Quintana only threw one inning (20 pitches) Monday against the Yankees due to a lengthy rain delay.
Insight: Quintana has had a solid campaign, going 7-4 with a 3.69 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 139 strikeouts in 165 2/3 innings. Whether the White Sox choose to bring him back on three days rest or leave him on his regular routine, Quintana's next start will come at Baltimore.
Tyler Flowers, C9/2/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers needs shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season.
Insight: Dan Hayes of Comcast Chicago says the surgery will sideline Flowers for the next 3-to-6 months. Josh Phegley (.211, 4 HR, 17 RBI) is starting at catcher Monday against New York.
Alexei Ramirez, SS9/2/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez had a fine afternoon Sunday against the Red Sox (3-for-5 with two stolen bases) but we wouldn't expect much from him Monday against New York.
Insight: Ramirez has been disastrous against starter Phil Hughes (1-for-11). Most days, Ramirez is an intriguing fantasy option due to his speed (29 steals) and high batting average (.288). Monday, however, we'd stash him on the bench.
Gordon Beckham, 2BCold9/2/2013 10:26:00 AM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham didn't play yesterday and it might be wise to sit him again Monday against New York.
Insight: That's because Beckham is only hitting .077 against Yankees starter Phil Hughes. Given the slump he's been in over the last week (just two for his last 19), we wouldn't recommend putting Beckham in your lineup on Labor Day.
Avisail Garcia, CF8/29/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Wednesday against Houston.
Insight: It was his first home run since joining the White Sox. He's hitting .352 with an .851 OPS over 19 games with the team.
Chris Sale, SP8/29/2013 10:26:00 AM
Description: Chicago ace Chris Sale bounced back from allowing eight earned runs over seven innings by going eight innings and allowing one earned run on four hits Wednesday against the Astros.
Insight: A matchup with Houston is certainly a good way to get back on track. Sale struck out 12 batters Wednesday and is 10-12 with a 2.99 ERA and a stellar 193/39 K/BB over 180 1/3 innings this season.
Avisail Garcia, CF8/26/2013 11:07:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia exited Sunday's game after slamming into the wall chasing Jeff Baker's home run and is questionable for Monday's game against Houston with a head injury.
Insight: Garcia hit the back of his head and his right shoulder trying to make the catch and was shaken up. He passed a concussion test and is day-to-day.
Avisail Garcia, CF8/25/2013 4:18:00 PM
Description: Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia exited Sunday's game after slamming into the wall chasing Jeff Baker's home run.
Insight: Garcia hit the back of his head and his right shoulder trying to make the catch and was shaken up. It wouldn't be surprising if he suffered a concussion.
Paul Konerko, 1BCold8/25/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko's miserable season has gotten worse in August -- he's hitting .203 with a .603 OPS this month -- but a matchup with Texas' Matt Garza Sunday might be able to help Konerko recapture his youth for a day.
Insight: The 37-year-old Konerko owns a .467 average (7-for-15) with two doubles, three homers, two walks, seven RBI and zero strikeouts against Garza. If you're still holding onto Konerko, start him Sunday.
Adam Dunn, 1B8/25/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Adam Dunn hit his 29th home run of the season Saturday against Texas.
Insight: Dunn has been a .301 hitter since early June, but as his average has increased his power has dropped off just a bit. He only has five home runs over his last 40 games.
Paul Konerko, 1B8/23/2013 11:25:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is questionable for Friday's game against Texas after missing the last game due to feeling lightheaded, according to beat reporter Dan Hayes.
Insight: The 37-year-old has hit a wall in 2013, batting .241 with nine homers and a .662 OPS in 94 games after being a .300 hitter for the past three seasons.
Alexei Ramirez, SS8/22/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is batting .326 with three homers, 13 RBI and an .837 OPS in August and owns a .389 lifetime average against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Ramirez had one homer all season coming into the month, but he has rediscovered his power stroke. The shortstop is 14-for-36 with two homers against Shields, so make sure he's in your lineup Thursday.
Adam Dunn, 1B8/21/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Adam Dunn is 3-for-23 (.130) with 11 strikeouts against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Dunn's batting average is up (.237) and his strikeouts are down (139 in 418 at-bats), but he's still not producing at his 2002-2010 level.
Paul Konerko, 1B8/21/2013 9:52:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has struck out 11 times in 36 at-bats against James Shields of the Royals.
Insight: Konerko is 6-for-36 (.167) against Thursday's starter. After producing solid numbers for years, the 37-year-old has hit a wall in 2013, batting .241 with nine homers and a .662 OPS in 94 games.
Jeff Keppinger, 3B8/21/2013 9:38:00 AM
Description: White Sox third baseman Jeff Keppinger is questionable for Wednesday's game against Kansas City with a stiff lower back.
Insight: Keppinger provides nothing for fantasy owners, no speed (zero steals) and very little power (3 HR, .572 OPS). Conor Gillaspie is only a slightly better option.
John Danks, SP8/20/2013 10:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter John Danks blanked the Royals on seven hits over eight innings Tuesday night to pick up just his third win.
Insight: Danks is just 3-10 but has proven to be a competent starter after undergoing shoulder surgery last year. Following Tuesday's start, he has a 4.22 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.
Alexei Ramirez, SS8/18/2013 6:51:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI Sunday against the Twins.
Insight: Ramirez has blasted three home runs this month after hitting zero from April 4 through Aug. 7. Continuing to provide even moderate power numbers would go a long way towards making him a serious fantasy option.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B8/17/2013 9:16:00 AM
Description: White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie left Friday's game with a bruised left hand.
Insight: The 26-year-old Gillaspie has produced double-digit home runs, but not much else, batting .237 with a .667 OPS and zero stolen bases. There are better options at the hot corner even when he is healthy.
Gordon Beckham, 2B8/15/2013 10:09:00 PM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham left Thursday's game in the fourth inning after suffering a strained right quad. SOURCE: Dan Hayes, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago
Insight: Jeff Keppinger took over for Beckham at second base. Beckham is a longshot for Friday's series opener against Minnesota.
Adam Dunn, 1B8/15/2013 10:36:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Adam Dunn has taken Twins starter Mike Pelfrey deep twice in their previous meetings and is 8-for-33 with five extra-base hits and eight walks against him.
Insight: After receiving horrific luck on balls in play over his first 55 games -- he had a .162 BABIP and a .156 average in that span -- Dunn has hit .366 on balls and play and .310 overall over his last 58 games. However, he only has three home runs over his last 31 games.
Gordon Beckham, 2B8/14/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham went 3-for-4 with a walk Wednesday and is hitting .308 this season.
Insight: Beckham has played just 66 games this season due to a broken hand so there isn't much weight in that batting practice, but he's still having his best season since he was a rookie in 2009.
Adam Dunn, 1B8/14/2013 9:32:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH/1B Adam Dunn is a career .353 hitter with a pair of home runs versus Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello.
Insight: The big man is actually hitting .294 since the All-Star break although he has just three homers in 25 games versus the first half when he blasted 24 home runs in 87 games, but batted .213. Which Dunn would you prefer? Wednesday you might get both the power and the average.
Alexei Ramirez, SS8/13/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is 3-for-35 (.086) against Tigers ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: He owns a solid .285 average and 25 steals this season and has been hot in August (.321), but this is an extremely unfavorable matchup to be avoided.
Dayan Viciedo, LF8/11/2013 7:53:00 PM
Description: White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo is headed for an MRI on his injured thumb. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, MLB.com
Insight: He hasn't played since Friday. With Viciedo out, the White Sox have been starting Alejandro De Aza in left field with Blake Tekotte and Avisail Garcia splitting time in center field.
Avisail Garcia, CF8/9/2013 7:21:00 PM
Description: Triple-A outfielder Avisail Garcia has been promoted to the major leagues.
Insight: Garcia, recently named the No. 5 prospect in baseball by ESPN's Jim Callis, was acquired from the Tigers at last week's trade deadline. With Alex Rios on his way to Texas, Garcia should be the team's starting right fielder for the forseeable future. If he's still available on the waiver wire make sure you snag him up quick.
Dayan Viciedo, LF8/9/2013 1:45:00 PM
Description: Chicago left fielder Dayan Viciedo is not in Friday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: He's been dealing with a sore thumb and that could be the cause, or they could just be wanting to play him in just one of the two games in today's doubleheader. Jordan Danks will get the start in center with Alejandro De Aza playing in left.
Alex Rios, RF8/8/2013 4:52:00 PM
Description: The Rangers put in a waiver claim for White Sox right fielder Alex Rios on Thursday. SOURCE: Evan Grant, Dallas Morning News
Insight: Texas is desperate for a bat now that Nelson Cruz has been suspended for PED use. We'll see if the White Sox are willing to work out a deal, though at this point it seems unlikely. If the Sox had really wanted to move Rios they probably would have done it before last week's trade deadline.
Alejandro De Aza, CF8/8/2013 9:38:00 AM
Description: Chicago center fielder Alejandro De Aza ended things with a two-run triple in the bottom of the 12th inning Wednesday against the Yankees.
Insight: The White Sox were trailing 4-0 at one point in this game and were actually behind 5-4 heading into the bottom of the 12th. The triple was De Aza's third of the season. He's had a decent year with 13 HR and 13 steals in 108 games.
Adam Dunn, 1B8/7/2013 10:06:00 AM
Description: Don't expect much from White Sox DH/1B Adam Dunn, who has never hit a home run against Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia, in 33 plate appearances.
Insight: He's struck out 12 of the 33 times and owns an ugly .419 OPS. Sit him on Wednesday.
Alexei Ramirez, SS8/7/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez, a career .277 hitter, is 10-for-23 (.435) against Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia.
Insight: He owns a solid .283 average and 23 steals this season and is worth a flier in this favorable matchup.
Adam Dunn, 1B8/6/2013 10:54:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn has a .588 OBP in 17 plate appearances against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Most of the time (7) he's taking a walk, but he's also knocked out three hits and a home run against Kuroda.
Dayan Viciedo, LF8/5/2013 9:02:00 PM
Description: Chicago left fielder Dayan Viciedo came out of Monday's game after jamming his left thumb. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, MLB.com
Insight: His X-rays came back negative. He's in no danger of being placed on the disabled list.
Paul Konerko, 1B8/5/2013 11:43:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is 13-for-23 (.371) with two homers and a 1.093 OPS versus Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte.
Insight: On Sunday Konerko homered for the first time since returning from the disabled list, but we're still waiting to see if he's really back.
Adam Dunn, 1B8/4/2013 6:22:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn slammed four hits Sunday in a loss to Detroit.
Insight: Sunday was Dunn's second four-hit game of the season. Dunn's batting average has actually increased since the start of Chicago's 10-game losing streak (.212 to .226).
Alex Rios, RF8/3/2013 10:11:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Alex Rios is a career .111 hitter (3-for-27) versus Detroit starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Rios is batting .272 with 12 HR, 51 RBI and a .753 OPS, but the failure of the White Sox as a team to produce much offensively has hurt Rios' totals. Avoid this matchup.
Dayan Viciedo, LF8/3/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo is a .333 hitter (5-for-15) with a pair of homers against Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer.
Insight: Viciedo had an excellent July - batting .303 with an .880 OPS. He has just nine homers this season after belting 25 last year and while he can be ignored most days, Saturday might be worth a flier.
Alex Rios, RF8/2/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Alex Rios is a career .500 hitter (8-for-16) versus Detroit starter Doug Fister.
Insight: Rios exited Tuesday's game with a bruised foot after fouling a ball off it and was involved in some trade discussions, but his foot is OK and he's still with the White Sox following the trade deadline. He's batting .272 with 12 HR, 50 RBI and a .747 OPS and should be in all fantasy lineups on Friday.
Alejandro De Aza, CF8/1/2013 8:51:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza drove one out of the park Thursday against Cleveland.
Insight: De Aza does a little bit of everything -- he has 13 homers, 45 RBI, 60 runs and 12 steals while not hurting fantasy owners with a .274 average or a .760 OPS.
Alex Rios, RF7/31/2013 4:31:00 PM
Description: According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Alex Rios (foot) is in the White Sox lineup Wednesday against Cleveland.
Insight: Rios exited Tuesday's game with a bruised foot after fouling a ball off it and was involved in some trade discussions, but his foot is OK and he's still with the White Sox following the trade deadline.
Andre Rienzo, SP7/30/2013 10:24:00 PM
Description: In his first career start, Andre Rienzo allowed three unearned runs in seven innings Tuesday against the Indians.
Insight: He struck out six and walked three. Rienzo posted a 4.06 ERA and struck out 113 batters in 113 innings with Triple-A Charlotte this season and is in line to replace Jake Peavy in the rotation if Peavy is traded prior to the deadline Wednesday.
Alex Rios, RF7/30/2013 9:29:00 PM
Description: According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, White Sox outfielder Alex Rios left Tuesday's game after fouling a ball off his left foot.
Insight: Rios is on the trade block but no deal is imminent by Wednesday's deadline. He's hitting .272 with 12 homers and 22 steals this season, but his OPS is down nearly 100 points from 2012.
Jake Peavy, SP7/30/2013 3:46:00 PM
Description: According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, White Sox starter Jake Peavy won't start Tuesday against the Indians.
Insight: The team is shopping Peavy before the trade deadline Wednesday. The team announced that his start has been pushed back to Wednesday night, so if he isn't traded he'll start tomorrow.
Paul Konerko, 1B7/30/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is 11-for-24 (.458) with two homers and a 1.369 OPS versus Cleveland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Konerko is batting just .200 since returning from the disabled list and should not be started until we see some signs of life - even in this favorable matchup.
Jake Peavy, SP7/29/2013 5:29:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the White Sox are telling teams that they will keep Jake Peavy and attempt to build around him.
Insight: Olney suggests that the White Sox might just be trying to apply more leverage in trade talks. Peavy would be the best pitcher available at the trade deadline. He's 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP this season.
Paul Konerko, 1BCold7/29/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is 2-for-15 (.133) without an extra base hit versus Cleveland starter Zach McAllister.
Insight: Konerko is a pitiful 5-for-30 (.167) since returning from the disabled list and should not be started until we see some signs of life.
Adam Dunn, 1B7/29/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn has a home run in 11 at-bats versus Cleveland starter Zach McAllister, but has also struck out eight times and walked three times.
Insight: In typical fashion, Dunn hasn't actually put the ball in play much in this matchup. Dunn had gone 13 straight games without hitting a homer until he hit one on Sunday afternoon, but you should still avoid this matchup.
Adam Dunn, 1B7/28/2013 8:12:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn had a typical Adam Dunn game Sunday against the Royals, going 1-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk and a strikeout.
Insight: Dunn had gone 13 straight games without hitting a homer. He has hit 25 this season and has a shot at a second-straight 40-homer season.
Alexei Ramirez, SS7/28/2013 12:57:00 PM
Description: And you thought Gordon Beckham was bad against Bruce Chen. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez has been even worse (.094 AVG in 32 at bats).
Insight: That's pretty bad. Despite a solid .283 average and 21 steals this season, we'd leave Ramirez on the pine today.
Gordon Beckham, 2BCold7/28/2013 12:54:00 PM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham has been awful versus Kansas City righthander Bruce Chen.
Insight: How awful? Try 4-for-27 with eight strikeouts awful. Beckham has been a disaster recently, managing just one hit in his last 19 trips to the plate. We'd sit him with Chen pitching on Sunday.
Chris Sale, SP7/27/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Chicago ace Chris Sale tossed his third complete game of the season Saturday versus Kansas City.
Insight: Yet somehow the White Sox managed to lose 1-0. Sale has to be frustrated with the lack of run support he's been getting. Chicago has been held scoreless in three of his last four starts. Sale has collected an ERA of 2.35 over that span.
Alex Rios, RF7/27/2013 9:42:00 AM
Description: White Sox right fielder Alex Rios has managed one hit in 19 at-bats against Royals starter Wade Davis.
Insight: Davis has a strong case for baseball's worst pitcher this season -- he's 4-9 with a 5.92 ERA and a major-league worst 29.7 percent line-drive rate, so fantasy owners might want to roll the dice with Rios Saturday.
Jake Peavy, SP7/26/2013 8:31:00 PM
Description: Gordon Edes from ESPN Boston is hearing that the Red Sox are the favorites to land White Sox starter Jake Peavy at the trade deadline.
Insight: The Red Sox are looking to add another starter and Peavy might be the best one available. Will Middlebrooks (15 homers for Boston in 2012) could be trade bait.
Gordon Beckham, 2B7/26/2013 4:01:00 PM
Description: According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham (wrist) is back in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Beckham hasn't played since July 20. He's hitting .325 with a .774 OPS in 166 at-bats this season.
Paul Konerko, 1B7/26/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is 3-for-13 (.231) since returning from the disabled list, and he doesn't have a favorable matchup Friday against the Royals.
Insight: Konerko is a pitiful 5-for-33 (.152) with zero extra-base hits and 11 K against Kansas City starter James Shields. Sit him Friday.
Alexei Ramirez, SSHot7/26/2013 10:13:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is 12-for-32 (.375) with two homers against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Ramirez is batting .283 with 21 steals this season, but his complete lack of power (1 HR, .660 OPS) limits him to the AL-only crowd.
Jake Peavy, SP7/25/2013 8:00:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy won his second straight start Thursday against the Tigers.
Insight: Peavy only gave up four hits in seven innings, but three of them were homers. He's 8-4 with a 4.20 ERA and a 76/17 K/BB in 80 innings this season and may have pitched his last game as a member of the White Sox.
Jake Peavy, SP7/24/2013 9:18:00 PM
Description: Add Oakland to the list of teams interested in Chicago starter Jake Peavy. SOURCE: Jon Heyman, CBS Sports
Insight: It's beginning to look more and more likely that Peavy (7-4, 4.19 ERA) will be dealt before the deadline. The Red Sox and Cardinals are also expected to make a push for the former Cy Young winner.
Adam Dunn, 1B7/24/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn is a career .250 hitter in 24 at-bats against Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez, but without a long ball, just two RBI and 10 strikeouts.
Insight: Dunn hasn't homered since July 9. If he can't take Sanchez deep then his fantasy value is minimal at best.
Gordon Beckham, 2B7/22/2013 4:25:00 PM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Detroit due to a strained left wrist.
Insight: Beckham is batting .325 with a .774 OPS. He just needs to stay on the field. He's played just 46 of 95 games this season.
Paul Konerko, 1B7/22/2013 2:43:00 PM
Description: Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has been activated from the disabled list in time for Monday's game against Detroit.
Insight: He's missed the last three weeks with a strained back. The season has mostly been a struggle for Konerko, whose .249 batting average is his lowest in five seasons.
Gordon Beckham, 2B7/22/2013 12:35:00 PM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is doubtful for Monday's game against Detroit with a strained left wrist.
Insight: Beckham is batting .325 with a .774 OPS. He just needs to stay on the field. He's played just 46 of 95 games this season.
Alex Rios, RF7/22/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: White Sox right fielder Alex Rios is just 3-for-24 (.125) against Detroit ace Max Scherzer.
Insight: Rios is batting .371 over the past two weeks, but this is historically a tough matchup for him as he's struck out eight times, or a third of the time.
Jake Peavy, SP7/21/2013 1:58:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Red Sox have been scouting White Sox righthander Jake Peavy.
Insight: With Clay Buchholz still dealing with shoulder issues and Jon Lester struggling, Boston could be in the market for a starter. Peavy wouldn't come cheap but if the Red Sox are looking to win the pennant in 2013, he might be worth the steep asking price. If the Red Sox can't land Peavy in a trade, they might look at other options including Matt Garza and Bud Norris.
Paul Konerko, 1B7/21/2013 1:09:00 PM
Description: According to MLB.com's Scott Merkin, Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko will return from the disabled list Monday against Detroit.
Insight: He's missed the last three weeks with a strained back. 2013 has mostly been a struggle for Konerko, whose .249 batting average is his lowest in five seasons.
Alejandro De Aza, CFHot7/20/2013 8:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza extended his hitting streak to eight games Saturday in a win over the Braves.
Insight: De Aza went 4-for-5 on the afternoon. He's batting .500 during his hitting streak (17-for-34). Over that span, De Aza's season average has climbed from .255 to .278.
Alex Rios, RFHot7/20/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Alex Rios looked sharp Saturday against Atlanta.
Insight: Rios smashed three hits, including his 12th home run of the season. He's driven in seven runs in his last two contests.
Adam Dunn, 1B7/20/2013 9:33:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn is a career .129 hitter in 31 at-bats versus Atlanta lefty Paul Maholm with just four hits and 13 strikeouts.
Insight: Dunn has hit .290 with five home runs, 16 RBI and a .953 OPS in his last 20 games, but this matchup should be avoided.
Jake Peavy, SP7/19/2013 6:25:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy (rib) will start Saturday against the Braves.
Insight: The White Sox activated Peavy (6-4, 4.30 ERA) from the 15-day disabled list Friday. The right-hander hasn't started since June 4 due to a fractured rib. He was 6-2 with a 2.97 ERA after May 25, but allowed 12 runs on 15 hits over 6 2/3 innings in his last two starts before the injury.
Adam Dunn, 1BHot7/19/2013 10:01:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn is a career .355 hitter with four long balls in 31 at-bats versus Atlanta veteran right-hander Tim Hudson.
Insight: Dunn has hit .309 with five home runs, 16 RBI and a 1.000 OPS in his last 20 games. Add in a favorable matchup and you should simply ignore his low batting average (.213) and put him in Friday's lineup.
Jesse Crain, RP7/18/2013 2:18:00 PM
Description: White Sox reliever Jesse Crain (shoulder) is expected to be dealt at this year's trade deadline and could be a solid setup man for fantasy leagues which credit the holds category.
Insight: Given his 0.74 ERA and 1.145 WHIP statistics he's a solid setup man, but has limited fantasy value because he doesn't figure to close. He should be ready to go by the end of the month.
Josh Phegley, C7/18/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: Chicago White Sox catcher Josh Phegley is questionable for Friday's game against Atlanta with a bruised right index finger.
Insight: The 25-year-old took a foul tip off the hand last Sunday. He has consistently hit .300 over his minor league career and is batting .241 with three homers over his first eight games. He could eventually win the full-time job from Tyler Flowers, who has done little offensively.
Jake Peavy, SP7/15/2013 12:43:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy is expected to make a start this weekend after his latest successful rehab start.
Insight: Peavy is 6-4 with a 4.30 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 66 strikeouts in 67 IP over 11 starts this season. He's a candidate to be traded before the July 31 deadline. If he lands with a team that scores runs he could certainly help fantasy owners in the wins category.
Alex Rios, RF7/14/2013 4:11:00 PM
Description: The Pirates are hoping to acquire White Sox right fielder Alex Rios before the trade deadline. SOURCE: Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune
Insight: Rios probably wouldn't come cheap but he'd be a massive upgrade over the Pirates' current right fielder, Travis Snider (.226, 3 HR, 22 RBI in 86 games). A ten-year veteran, Rios (.270, 11 HR, 40 RBI, 15 SB) has never played for a National League club. He's also never been to the postseason, which would certainly be a possibility if the White Sox traded him to Pittsburgh.
Jake Peavy, SP7/14/2013 4:10:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy allowed one run over five innings in his first rehab start Sunday with Double-A Birmingham.
Insight: Peavy threw 90 pitches, so he should be back with the White Sox right after the All-Star break. He's a candidate to be traded before the July 31 deadline.
Paul Konerko, 1B7/14/2013 3:34:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko (back) will start his minor league rehab assignment Thursday, according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com.
Insight: Konerko has been dealing with a lower-back strain since late June. He'll play with Double-A Birmingham from Thursday-Sunday.
Adam Dunn, 1B7/14/2013 11:13:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn has produced two hits and nine strikeouts in 18 career at-bats against Cole Hamels, Sunday's starter for the Phillies.
Insight: Dunn has hit .318 with 11 home runs, 29 RBI and a 1.081 OPS in his last 31 games, but Sunday would be a good time to sit him.
Jeff Keppinger, 3BCold7/14/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: White Sox third baseman Jeff Keppinger is sparsely owned in fantasy leagues, but anyone who does own him should start him Sunday against Cole Hamels. He has gone 7-for-15 (.467) against the Phillies left-hander.
Insight: It looks as though Keppinger has been unlucky this season, as he has a .264 BABIP despite posting a 23.6 percent line-drive rate. However, he has been hurt by a .078 average on flyballs; there's not much luck involved there, the infielder just doesn't have any pop at all.
Alexei Ramirez, SSHot7/13/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez went 4-for-6 Saturday against the Phillies in Game 1 of Chicago's doubleheader.
Insight: Ramirez is 43-for-125 (.344) over his last 29 games and is hitting .289 this year. He displayed 15-20 home run power in his first four big league seasons, but he has just one longball this year after belting only nine in 158 games last season.
Jake Peavy, SP7/12/2013 9:27:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Diamondbacks are interested in trading for White Sox ace Jake Peavy.
Insight: Peavy is no stranger to the NL West, having pitched for the Padres from 2002 to 2009. Peavy (6-4, 4.30 ERA in 11 starts) has been out with a rib injury for the past month but he should be back right after the All-Star break.
Alejandro De Aza, CF7/11/2013 10:05:00 PM
Description: Chicago center fielder Alejandro De Aza hit a solo homer and went 3-for-5 overall Thursday against the Tigers.
Insight: De Aza's .265 average and .740 OPS aren't great, but he has 11 homers, 41 RBI, 52 runs and 10 steals this season and is a solid fantasy outfielder.
Chris Sale, SP7/11/2013 10:00:00 PM
Description: The White Sox actually got Chris Sale a win Thursday against the Tigers. It wasn't Sale's best start, as he allowed 10 hits and two homers while walking two over 6 2/3 innings, but he limited Detroit to three runs.
Insight: Chicago was trailing 3-0 going into the top of the sixth inning, but Josh Phegley hit a grand slam off Anibal Sanchez. Sale holds a 2.85 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and a 131/27 K/BB in 120 innings, but he's just 6-8. Thursday was his first win since May 17.
Alexei Ramirez, SS7/11/2013 5:34:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez left Thursday's game, but he only has cramps in his right leg, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Ramirez is hitting .280 with 19 steals this season, but he has just one home run and a .656 OPS.
Dayan Viciedo, LF7/9/2013 10:57:00 PM
Description: White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo went deep twice Tuesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Viciedo drove in four in the game. He has just seven homers this season after belting 25 last year and can be ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Adam Dunn, 1B7/9/2013 10:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn went 3-for-5 with a homer, a walk and three RBI Tuesday against the Tigers.
Insight: The White Sox had just one run over the first seven innings against Justin Verlander, but Dunn opened the floodgates with a two-run homer in the eighth. Chicago scored 10 runs over the final two innings. Dunn now has 24 home runs and 60 RBI with a .209 batting average.
Alex Rios, RF7/9/2013 10:55:00 PM
Description: White Sox right fielder Alex Rios went 6-for-6 with a triple and two RBI Tuesday at Detroit.
Insight: It's not often you see a team pound out 23 hits and 11 runs in a game Justin Verlander starts, but that's what the White Sox did Tuesday. Rios raised his average 14 points with the effort.
Jake Peavy, SP7/9/2013 4:57:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Jake Peavy (rib) threw 76 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Peavy will make a rehab start Sunday with Double-A Birmingham unless he has a setback in his recovery from Tuesday's session. He could be back immediately after the All-Star break.
Adam Dunn, 1B7/8/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn is 1-for-10 with eight strikeouts versus Cubs starter Matt Garza.
Insight: He's gone hitless in his last two games with five strikeouts in seven at-bats, before getting Sunday off. This matchup doesn't figure to get him untracked.
John Danks, SP7/7/2013 7:33:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter John Danks has thrown at least seven innings and allowed three runs or less in three straight starts since he gave up 12 hits and six earned runs in five innings on June 20.
Insight: Danks actually has been solid since returning from his rehab from shoulder surgery. The lefty has a 4.31 ERA, but his WHIP is just 1.10 due to a 1.12 BB/9 in 56 1/3 innings this season. Danks' 1.76 HR/9 makes him a risky play, but he's at least worth owning in AL-only leagues.
Alejandro De Aza, CFCold7/7/2013 12:44:00 PM
Description: Chicago center fielder Alejandro De Aza will take a breather Sunday against the Rays.
Insight: He only has three hits in his last 19 at bats (.158 AVG). Blake Tekotte is filling in at center field.
Adam Dunn, 1B7/7/2013 12:42:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn is getting the afternoon off Sunday against the Rays.
Insight: He's gone hitless in his last two games following a 3-for-4 outing against Baltimore on the fourth of July. Utility man Jeff Keppinger (.250, 2 HR, 23 RBI) will get the start at first base.
Gordon Beckham, 2BHot7/7/2013 11:41:00 AM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham has been red hot lately (9-for-21 in his last six games). Unfortunately for fantasy owners, he'll be facing his nemesis David Price on Sunday.
Insight: The Tampa Bay lefthander hasn't been very kind to Beckham over the years (1-for-18 with three strikeouts). Today might be a good day to test someone else out at second base.
Alex Rios, RFCold7/7/2013 11:38:00 AM
Description: White Sox right fielder Alex Rios has monster numbers against Rays ace David Price.
Insight: Somehow, Rios is a .474 career hitter against last season's Cy Young award winner. Maybe facing Price on Sunday will help Rios get back on track after falling into a 6-for-39 (.154) slump in his last ten games.
Alex Rios, RFCold7/6/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Chicago right fielder Alex Rios is 1-for-8 against Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore and the other seven times he struck out.
Insight: Given Rios' recent struggles -- he's 7-for-38 (.184) over the past 10 games -- playing him Saturday is a tough sell.
Josh Phegley, C7/5/2013 6:00:00 PM
Description: Chicago White Sox minor league catcher Josh Phegley has been called up to the big club and will make the start behind the plate on Friday night.
Insight: The 25-year-old has consistently hit .300 over his minor league career and this season has added power (15 HR) to his repertoire. He could eventually win the full-time job from Tyler Flowers, who has done little offensively.
Josh Phegley, C7/5/2013 1:35:00 PM
Description: Chicago White Sox minor league catcher Josh Phegley has been called up to the big club.
Insight: The 25-year-old has consistently hit .300 over his minor league career and this season has added power (15 HR) to his repertoire. he could eventually win the full-time job from Tyler Flowers, who has done little offensively.
Adam Dunn, 1BHot7/4/2013 5:38:00 PM
Description: Chicago White Sox first baseman/DH Adam Dunn hit a walk-off solo homer off Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter Thursday.
Insight: Dunn went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the game and is batting .333 with 10 homers, 26 RBI and a 20/15 K/BB over his last 23 games.
Jose Quintana, SP7/4/2013 5:35:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitcher Josh Quintana struck out 11 batters and allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings Thursday in a no decision against the Orioles.
Insight: Quintana hasn't won a game since May 21. He had his worst month of the season in June, posting a 4.33 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. The lefty is a low-end starter in fantasy leagues.
Hector Santiago, SP7/3/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Hector Santiago bounced back from a terrible start his last time out with seven strong innings Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Santiago struck out nine and gave up five hits, two walks and two runs. The left-hander took a no decision and is 3-5 with a 3.50 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP and 79 strikeouts in 74 2/3 innings this year.
Paul Konerko, 1B7/3/2013 4:21:00 PM
Description: The White Sox have placed first baseman Paul Konerko on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
Insight: Konerko played Tuesday for the first time since June 23, but he aggravated his back injury. He'll be out until after the All-Star break.
Adam Dunn, 1B7/3/2013 9:59:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox first baseman/DH Adam Dunn is just 1-for-10 with four strikeouts versus Baltimore right-hander Scott Feldman.
Insight: Dunn's bat has sprung to life and he hit .274 with nine homers and 24 RBI in June, however we don't like him in Wednesday's matchup.
Tyler Flowers, C7/3/2013 9:55:00 AM
Description: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers has faced new Baltimore starter Scott Feldman just seven times, but has put up five hits (.714) including a couple for extra bases.
Insight: Flowers hasn't done much to excite fantasy owners, but he is on pace to hit 16 homers this season. He's worth a one-day flier in this favorable matchup.
Paul Konerko, 1B7/2/2013 6:37:00 PM
Description: Paul Konerko will bat fifth Tuesday against the Orioles.
Insight: It's his first game in over a week. He'll serve as the DH while Adam Dunn gets another start at first base. Konerko (.253, 7 HR, 30 RBI) is probably still a few days away from playing the field.
Paul Konerko, 1B7/2/2013 9:35:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko (back) is probable for Tuesday's game against Baltimore. He took batting practice over the weekend
Insight: Konerko has disappointed fantasy owners so far this season, batting just .253 with seven homers, 30 RBI and a .692 OPS.
Alexei Ramirez, SS6/30/2013 10:06:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is batting .342 (26-for-76) over his last 17 games, but he doesn't have a good matchup ahead of him Sunday.
Insight: Ramirez will face Cleveland's Justin Masterson, who he has gone 7-for-43 (.200) against. Look for other shortstop options Sunday.
Alex Rios, RFCold6/30/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: Chicago right fielder Alex Rios has gone 9-for-40 (.225) against Cleveland's Justin Masterson.
Insight: Given Rios' recent struggles -- he's 1-for-16 (.063) over his last four games and 9-for-52 (.173) over his last 14 -- playing him Sunday against Masterson doesn't seem like a good idea.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/30/2013 9:34:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko (back) took batting practice Saturday, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Konerko hopes to return to the lineup Sunday, but if he doesn't he should be back in the lineup for Chicago's series against Baltimore that starts Tuesday.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/29/2013 2:03:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is out once again due to a sore back.
Insight: Konerko has had a decent month, hitting .278 with two homers and nine RBI, but he is still underperforming expectations. He's questionable for Sunday.
Adam Dunn, 1B6/29/2013 9:48:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox first baseman/DH Adam Dunn has struck out 14 of the 26 at-bats against Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Dunn's bat has sprung to life and he's batting .293 with nine homers and 23 RBI over the past 24 games. However, he's just 5-for-26 (.192) against Jimenez.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/28/2013 2:33:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is just 2-for-12 with six strikeouts against Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Add it a sore back and he should be avoided. Konerko has had a decent month, hitting .278 with two homers and nine RBI, but he is still underperforming expectations. Latest update - Konerko is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/28/2013 10:28:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is just 2-for-12 with six strikeouts against Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Add it a sore back and he should be avoided. Konerko has had a decent month, hitting .278 with two homers and nine RBI, but he is still underperforming expectations.
Jake Peavy, SP6/26/2013 9:11:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Jake Peavy (rib) threw on flat ground from 75 feet for about seven minutes Wednesday, according to Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: It was Peavy's first time throwing since suffering a fractured rib and going on the disabled list in the first week of June. He's still about 2-3 weeks away from returning to the rotation.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/26/2013 4:49:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is out of the lineup for a second straight game due to back soreness.
Insight: Konerko has had a decent month, hitting .278 with two homers and nine RBI, but he is still underperforming expectations. His current injury is not considered serious.
Chris Sale, SP6/25/2013 11:11:00 PM
Description: White Sox lefty Chris Sale struck out 13 batters and allowed three runs on four hits over eight innings Tuesday against the Mets, but a misplayed popup in the top of the ninth cost him a win.
Insight: Sale has struck out 32 batters over his last three starts (21 IP), but he hasn't won since May 17 and is 5-6 despite carrying a 2.75 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.
Dylan Axelrod, RPCold6/23/2013 8:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Dylan Axelrod has allowed 28 hits and 14 earned runs in 14 2/3 innings over his last three starts.
Insight: Axelrod had his ERA down to 3.73 after his start on June 5, but he's now 3-4 with a 4.57 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP this season and can be dropped in all leagues.
Adam Dunn, 1B6/23/2013 8:03:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman/DH Adam Dunn had a big day at the plate Sunday at Kansas City, going 2-for-4 with one homer and four RBI.
Insight: Dunn has 20 round-trippers and 48 RBI this season, and with a .276 average in June he's nearing the Mendoza line for the season.
Jesse Crain, RPHot6/23/2013 12:58:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Buster Olney believes it's a foregone conclusion that White Sox reliever Jesse Crain will be dealt at this year's trade deadline.
Insight: Who wouldn't want a guy with an 0.53 ERA and a .195 average against in 35 relief appearances? The Dodgers, Red Sox and Tigers, three teams with well-documented closer issues, are all said to be interested.
Adam Dunn, 1B6/23/2013 12:25:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman/DH Adam Dunn has just one hit in 15 previous at bats against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: And it wasn't even a home run! You know the drill by now when it comes to Dunn (.188, 19 HR, 44 RBI). It's feast or famine with this guy. Sunday we're thinking it will be a lot more famine than feast.
Alejandro De Aza, CFCold6/23/2013 12:22:00 PM
Description: It might be a good idea to leave Alejandro De Aza on your bench today. He's just a .143 lifetime hitter against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: The White Sox center fielder is also just five for his last 30 at the plate. Hopefully your team has other outfield options on Sunday.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/23/2013 12:19:00 PM
Description: If Paul Konerko is your fantasy team's only first base option on Sunday, you might be in trouble.
Insight: The White Sox first baseman/DH has struggled mightily against Kansas City ace James Shields (.129 AVG in 31 lifetime at bats). The .253 average Konerko has hit for this season is his lowest since 2008 (.240).
Alex Rios, RF6/22/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Chicago right fielder Alex Rios is hitless in 15 at-bats versus Royals starter Wade Davis.
Insight: Rios, with a .284 average, 11 home runs, 37 RBI, 40 runs and 12 steals, is one of the few White Sox hitters worthy of fantasy attention. Saturday, however, is not a good matchup.
Hector Santiago, SP6/21/2013 11:01:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Hector Santiago allowed one run on three hits over eight innings Friday to pick up his third win.
Insight: Santiago has pitched very well this season as a reliever and fill-in starter. He gas a 3.03 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 65 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings.
Alejandro De Aza, CF6/21/2013 10:57:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza went yard Friday against the Royals.
Insight: He now has 10 homers in 271 at-bats, one more than he had all of last year in 524 at-bats. However, he hasn't attempted a steal since June 6.
Dayan Viciedo, LF6/21/2013 12:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo has just one hit in 12 tries versus Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie and has struck out seven times.
Insight: Viciedo put up 25 homers with 78 RBI last season, but is running well below that production level in 2013 (4 HR, 19 RBI) and this matchup isn't likely to get him going.
John Danks, SP6/20/2013 7:39:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter John Danks gave up four homers, 12 hits and six earned runs in five innings Thursday at Minnesota.
Insight: Danks has only walked four batters in 35 innings so his WHIP is just 1.17, but he has given up 10 homers and owns a 5.40 ERA.
Alexei Ramirez, SS6/20/2013 7:22:00 PM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez had a four-hit game Thursday against Minnesota and also stole his 15th base of the season.
Insight: Ramirez is 15-for-39 (.385) with four doubles over his last nine games. The shortstop formerly had 15-homer power, but he has just one home run and a 1.5 percent HR/FB this season.
Adam Dunn, DHHot6/20/2013 7:18:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn hit a solo homer and walked once Thursday versus the Twins.
Insight: Dunn has hammered six longballs over his last 11 games. The DH is only hitting .184 this season due to an incredibly unlucky .182 BABIP.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/20/2013 7:16:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko slugged a two-run homer and went 2-for-4 Thursday against the Twins.
Insight: Konerko has gone 8-for-16 with four RBI and four runs over his last four games. Fantasy owners have been waiting for his breakout all season.
Jake Peavy, SP6/20/2013 6:23:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Jake Peavy (rib) rode a stationary bike for 30 minutes on Thursday and was encouraged, according to CSNChicago.com. Peavy has been on the DL since June 5 due to a fractured left rib.
Insight: "It wasn’t exactly pain free, but a step in the right direction," Peavy said. "It was fun to be active again after not being able to do anything for two weeks. The thing for me is to stay active enough to not lose everything you have and have to start from the bottom. I haven’t done any cardiovascular exercises, throwing, shoulder work. That can set you back quite a while if you don’t get back on the horse. To do some stuff with my legs, keep them strong, my shoulder too, I am able to throw a ball here soon. Hopefully won’t lose too much." The righty is expected to miss at least 2-4 more weeks.
Alejandro De Aza, CF6/20/2013 10:05:00 AM
Description: White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza is a career .500 hitter (7-for-14) against Twins starter Scott Diamond with four extra base hits and a 1.250 OPS.
Insight: De Aza is playing solid baseball with nine homers, 34 RBI, 38 runs and seven steals. He's batting a season-high .309 in the month of June after a slow start. Start him.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/19/2013 10:14:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko went 4-for-4 with a double Tuesday versus Minnesota.
Insight: Konerko has a career-high 27.7 percent line-drive rate, but that has been offset by a .186 average on groundballs and a .198 average on flyballs. His luck should improve on grounders, but his power decline (career-low 7.3% HR/FB) is a real concern.
Adam Dunn, DHHot6/18/2013 10:44:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is 8-for-28 (.286) with three doubles, two homers, five RBI, seven walks and three K against Twins starter Mike Pelfrey.
Insight: Dunn is hitting .379 with five homers over his last eight games and should be active in all fantasy lineups Tuesday with Pelfrey on the mound.
Adam Dunn, DHHot6/15/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday against Houston.
Insight: Dunn has crushed five homers over his last six games and six over his last 10. He has 18 on the year, and his .182 average should be on the rise once his luck turns a little. The DH has just a .177 BABIP.
Alejandro De Aza, CF6/15/2013 10:57:00 AM
Description: White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza is questionable for Saturday's game against Houston with a stomach virus.
Insight: De Aza is playing solid baseball with seven homers, 30 RBI, 34 runs and seven steals. He's hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, batting .377 over the span.
Erik Johnson, SP6/10/2013 1:34:00 PM
Description: White Sox pitching prospect Erik Johnson is 6-2 with a 2.53 ERA and 0.938 WHIP at Double-A Birmingham.
Insight: A second-round selection (80th overall) in the 2011 Amateur Draft, Johnson has 65 strikeouts against 16 walks over 74 2/3 IP. The 23-year-old is particularly tough on right-handers and might get a September call up if Chicago is still in the chase,
Paul Konerko, 1B6/10/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is a career .364 hitter with a double and a pair of home runs against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Insight: The first baseman was 3-for-7 with a home run over the weekend and this favorable matchup could help build a hot streak that fantasy owners so desperately need.
Alex Rios, RF6/9/2013 7:39:00 PM
Description: Chicago right fielder Alex Rios hit his 11th home run of the year Sunday against Oakland.
Insight: With a .288 average, 11 home runs, 33 RBI, 35 runs and nine steals, Rios is performing up to expectations.
Hector Santiago, SP6/9/2013 7:09:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Hector Santiago beat Oakland Sunday with 6 1/3 strong innings. He allowed four hits and two runs (one earned) with three walks and six strikeouts.
Insight: It was Santiago's first start since May 22. The left-hander had to rejoin the rotation due to Jake Peavy's injury. Santiago is 2-2 with a 2.67 ERA and a 37/16 K/BB over 33 2/3 innings in his six starts this season.
John Danks, SP6/8/2013 7:41:00 PM
Description: White Sox lefthander John Danks recorded his first victory of the season Saturday against Oakland.
Insight: Danks (1-2, 4.13 ERA) only surrendered three hits and one run over eight innings. Saturday was Danks' first win in over a year. His last win was May 19, 2012 against the Cubs.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/7/2013 6:45:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko is not in the starting lineup Friday versus Oakland.
Insight: The first baseman was dealing with a stiff neck several days ago, but no reason has been given for his absence Friday. He's hitting just .100 (2-for-20) over his last five games and his average has dropped to .228. While Konerko has a 26.2 percent line-drive rate and likely will get his batting average up eventually, fantasy owners should be very concerned about a career-low 7.1 percent HR/FB/
Alex Rios, RF6/5/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Chicago right fielder Alex Rios ripped four hits Wednesday in a 16-inning victory over the Mariners.
Insight: Wednesday was Rios' 14th multi-hit game of the season. His last four-hit game was May 7, 2011, also in a win over Seattle.
Gordon Beckham, 2B6/5/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham went 4-for-7 in Wednesday's marathon victory over the Mariners.
Insight: Beckham, who also stole two bases in the contest, crossed home with the game-winning run in the 16th inning. He's 5-for-14 since coming off the disabled list on Monday.
Addison Reed, RP6/5/2013 9:35:00 PM
Description: Chicago closer Addison Reed blew the save Wednesday by allowing five runs in the 14th inning.
Insight: Luckily, the White Sox put two more runs on the scoreboard in the 16th to give Reed (3.67 ERA) his second win of the season. The 55-pitch outing was the longest of Reed's career.
Hector Santiago, SP6/5/2013 8:39:00 PM
Description: Jake Peavy's injury has opened up a spot for Hector Santiago in the starting rotation.
Insight: He was pushed out of the rotation when John Danks returned from the DL late last month. Santiago (1-4, 3.35 ERA) will get the ball Sunday versus Oakland.
Jake Peavy, SP6/5/2013 5:58:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Jake Peavy has a non-displaced rib fracture on his left side and will be shut down for 4-6 weeks, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Peavy left Tuesday's start after feeling "acute, sharp pain" in his ribcage. The right-hander allowed 15 hits and 12 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings over his last two starts, and the injury might have had something to do with his struggles.
Paul Konerko, 1BHot6/3/2013 6:45:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has returned to the starting lineup. SOURCE: Daryl Van Schouwen, Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: He sat out Sunday against Oakland because of a stiff neck. Konerko (.240, 5 HR, 21 RBI) is hitting .370 over his last eight games.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/3/2013 11:24:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko, who left Saturday's game and missed Sunday with a stiff neck, is probable for Monday's game against Seattle.
Insight: Konerko is struggling mightly this year, batting .240 with five homers, 21 RBI and an OPS almost 300 points below last season.
Gordon Beckham, 2B6/3/2013 11:22:00 AM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Beckham suffered a broken hamate bone in his left hand on April 9. The team said a few days ago that he was scheduled to return June 6, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura indicated he'd be back sooner than that. Beckham will get his starting job back, but hasn't been a solid fantasy value since his rookie season of 2009.
Adam Dunn, DHCold6/3/2013 10:43:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is (1-for-9) against Seattle lefty Joe Saunders.
Insight: The lefty slugger is having a typical Adam Dunn season: 12 HR, 29 RBI and a .160 batting average with 71 strikeouts in 181 at-bats. Avoid this matchup on Monday.
Chris Sale, SP6/2/2013 9:12:00 PM
Description: White Sox lefty Chris Sale watched his scoreless innings streak come to an end on Sunday.
Insight: The streak ended at 28 innings. Sale pitched well (6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K's) but he didn't get any run support from his offense. Sunday was Sale's first loss since April 18th against Toronto.
Gordon Beckham, 2B6/2/2013 3:17:00 PM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham (hand) is expected to return to action this week.
Insight: Beckham suffered a broken hamate bone in his left hand on April 9. The team said a few days ago that he was scheduled to return June 6, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Sunday that it's possible he could be back sooner this week, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.
Paul Konerko, 1B6/1/2013 6:16:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko left Saturday's game with a stiff neck, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Konerko struck out in his first two at-bats and is hitting .240 this season. He has been a bit unlucky, as he has a .264 BABIP despite owning a 26.8 percent line-drive rate, but he also has exhibited a dropoff in power. He has just a 7.6 percent HR/FB, down from 15.8 percent last year and 16.4 percent for his career.
Alexei Ramirez, SS5/31/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez is hitless in 11 career at-bats versus A's starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Ramirez continues to disappoint fantasy owners as he bats around .283, but with a very mediocre .683 OPS. It appears he'll never be the player of 2008 and it's time to look elsewhere for shortstop help, particularly in this unfavorable matchup.
Alex Rios, CF5/31/2013 10:14:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Alex Rios is a career .409 hitter (9-for-22) versus Oakland right-hander Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Rios is having another fine season, batting .284 with 10 homers and 28 RBI and this matchup should only help those numbers.
Adam Dunn, DH5/31/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is a .500 hitter (5-for-10) against Oakland veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon.
Insight: The lefty slugger is having a typical Adam Dunn season: 15 HR, 28 RBI and a .153 batting average with 69 strikeouts in 170 at-bats, but this is a favorable matchup.
Paul Konerko, 1B5/30/2013 2:15:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko is back in the starting lineup Thursday at Wrigley Field against the Cubs.
Insight: Adam Dunn started Wednesday at first base. Dunn will take a seat today with a lefty on the mound.
Paul Konerko, 1B5/29/2013 12:45:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game with the Cubs.
Insight: Konerko's three-year bump, batting around .300, seems to have faded this season as he's hitting just .235 through the first 45 games. At 37-years-old fantasy owners have to wonder if he'll ever get it back. Adam Dunn gets the start at first.
Alex Rios, CF5/29/2013 10:36:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Alex Rios is a career .345 hitter with a pair of home runs and a 1.056 OPS versus Cubs starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Rios is having another fine season, batting .289 with 10 homers and 28 RBI and this should only help those numbers.
Chris Sale, SP5/28/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Chicago starter Chris Sale, who has been dealing with mild tendinitis in his shoulder, is expected to start on Tuesday after missing his last turn in the rotation.
Insight: Sale has allowed just 44 hits in 64 innings this season and is 5-2 with a 2.53 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. He's pitched like the ace of the staff and must be started against a Cubs lineup that has produced just 3.94 runs per game.
Alexei Ramirez, SS5/28/2013 9:55:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez is hitless in 17 career at-bats versus Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Ramirez continues to disappoint fantasy owners as he bats around .275, but with a very mediocre .671 OPS. It appears he'll never be the player of 2008 and it's time to look elsewhere for shortstop help.
Paul Konerko, 1BCold5/28/2013 9:53:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko is 1-for-12 (.083) in his career versus Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Konerko's three-year bump, batting around .300, seems to have faded this season as he's hitting just .235 through the first 45 games. At 37-years-old fantasy owners have to wonder if he'll ever get it back. Avoid this matchup.
Addison Reed, RPHot5/26/2013 5:16:00 PM
Description: White Sox closer Addison Reed picked up save No. 17 on Sunday against Miami in 18 chances this season.
Insight: Reed saved 29 games last year but had a 4.75 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. This time around he's got a 1.95 ERA and 0.956 WHIP making him one of the league's best closers.
Hector Santiago, SP5/26/2013 1:40:00 PM
Description: According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, White Sox lefthander Hector Santiago has lost his place in the starting rotation.
Insight: John Danks' return from the DL is what bumped him from the rotation. Obviously, Santiago (1-3, 2.81 ERA) won't have any fantasy value while he's working out of the bullpen.
Jake Peavy, SP5/25/2013 10:24:00 PM
Description: Chicago ace Jake Peavy threw his first complete game of the season Saturday versus the Marlins.
Insight: Saturday was Peavy's sixth win. Opposing hitters are batting just .218 against Peavy in 2013. His 2.97 ERA is his lowest since 2008.
Gordon Beckham, 2B5/24/2013 7:45:00 PM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is experiencing soreness in his left hand, according to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com.
Insight: Beckham suffered a broken hamate bone in his left hand on April 9. He won't play on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte until Wednesday but he should be back in early June.
John Danks, SP5/23/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Chicago starter John Danks is set to make his season debut Friday against Miami. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, MLB.com
Insight: Danks hasn't pitched in the major leagues since undergoing shoulder surgery last May. We're not sure if Danks is a realistic long-term fantasy option but he couldn't have asked for an easier opponent in his first start back. He could be worth a look if your team is short on starting pitching.
Adam Dunn, DH5/22/2013 8:30:00 PM
Description: According to Comcast Chicago, White Sox DH Adam Dunn has been bothered by a sore back recently.
Insight: No need to be alarmed. He says he's going to play through the injury. The lefty slugger is having a typical Adam Dunn season: 11 HR, 25 RBI and a .168 batting average.
Chris Sale, SP5/21/2013 8:44:00 PM
Description: Chicago starter Chris Sale has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Red Sox due to mild tendinitis in his shoulder, according to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com. Hector Santiago will start in his place.
Insight: Sale has allowed just 44 hits in 64 innings this season and is 5-2 with a 2.53 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. The White Sox expect him to make his next start Tuesday against the Cubs.
Josh Phegley, C5/21/2013 11:56:00 AM
Description: Chicago White Sox minor league catcher Josh Phegley is making people notice down at Triple-A Charlotte, batting .333 with 10 HR, 27 RBI and a 1.052 OPS over his first 33 games.
Insight: The 25-year-old has consistently hit .300 over his minor league career, but this is the first time he's shown this much power. Should the White Sox tire of Tyler Flowers' .195 batting average, they could give the youngster a shot later this season.
Alex Rios, CF5/21/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Alex Rios is hitless in six at-bats against Boston left-hander Felix Doubront.
Insight: Rios is having another fine season, batting .301 with 10 homers and 25 RBI, but htis insn't a favorable matchup.
Paul Konerko, 1B5/20/2013 10:44:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko is 10-for-23 (.435) in his career versus Boston left-hander Jon Lester. Three of his 10 hits are home runs.
Insight: Konerko's three-year bump, batting around .300, seems to have faded this season as he's hitting just .224 through the first 38 games. At 37-years-old fantasy owners have to wonder if he'll ever get it back. This favorable matchup could be a first step or an indication that he must have his fantasy value permanently reduced.
Adam Dunn, DHHot5/19/2013 2:15:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn (back) is in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Dunn left Saturday's game due to back spasms, but apparently they have passed. He has blasted four homers and driven in 10 runs over his last five games.
Alexei Ramirez, SS5/19/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez is a lifetime .467 hitter (7-for-15) with two homers against Jason Vargas of the Los Angeles Angels.
Insight: Ramirez had three hits Saturday to raise his average to .281 on the year. He has a career-high 24.6 percent line-drive rate, but his power has slipped even further than last season. He has a 2.3 percent HR/FB, down from a career-low 5.1 percent in 2012. Perhaps seeing Vargas Sunday will help him get one out of the park.
Paul Konerko, 1B5/19/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko has slammed Angels lefty Jason Vargas in their previous meetings.
Insight: Konerko is batting .538 (7-for13) with a homer against Vargas. The first baseman has hit safely in four straight games since getting a few days off at the beginning of this week, and he is 7-for-25 (.280) against lefties this year.
Hector Santiago, SP5/18/2013 8:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Hector Santiago was staked a 4-0 lead going into the bottom of the fourth Saturday against the Angels, but he allowed three runs in the inning and was sent packing.
Insight: Santiago walked four and gave up four hits. He has good stuff and showed promise in his first two starts after joining the rotation, but his last two starts have been poor. He has allowed nine runs (six earned) on 12 hits in nine innings over his last two outings.
Adam Dunn, DH5/18/2013 6:46:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn left Saturday's game due to back spasms, according to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com.
Insight: Dunn came in having blasted four homers over his last four games. He's still hitting just .169, but he has 10 bombs
Dayan Viciedo, LFHot5/16/2013 11:00:00 AM
Description: White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo has gone 8-for-18 since returning from the DL and homered in each of the last two games. Thursday could be another big day, as he'll face Jerome Williams of the Angels.
Insight: We saw what Viciedo can do when he heats up when he hit .351 and eight homers last May. Williams has never retired Viciedo in five career at-bats (5-5, 1 HR).
Alex Rios, CF5/15/2013 7:24:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Alex Rios has raised his batting average from .255 to .293 during his 10-game hitting streak.
Insight: Rios went 3-for-4 with a walk Wednesday against Minnesota and is one of the most underrated fantasy assets around.
Adam Dunn, DH5/15/2013 7:20:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn clobbered two homers and drove in five runs Wednesday against the Twins.
Insight: Amazingly, this was only Dunn's third multi-hit game of the season. He's batting .156 and has struck out 48 times with just 15 walks. His lone fantasy contribution this season is his eight homers in 128 at-bats.
Dayan Viciedo, LF5/14/2013 10:55:00 PM
Description: White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo has gone 6-for-14 (.429) with a homer, four RBI and five walks in five games since returning from the DL.
Insight: Viciedo was out a few weeks with an oblique strain. He homered for the third time this season Tuesday against the Twins. We saw what he can do when he heats up when he hit .351 and eight homers last May.
Paul Konerko, 1B5/14/2013 5:01:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko is not in the starting lineup Tuesday for the second straight game.
Insight: Konerko is hitting just .214 with four homers and 26 strikeouts in 126 at-bats this season, so manager Robin Ventura is getting him a few days off.
Chris Sale, SP5/12/2013 10:42:00 PM
Description: Chicago starter Chris Sale spun a one-hit shutout Sunday against Los Angeles.
Insight: Mike Trout had the Angels' lone hit of the night, a one-out single in the seventh inning. Sunday was Sale's second complete game and his first career shutout.
Dayan Viciedo, LF5/10/2013 2:20:00 PM
Description: White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo (oblique) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Viciedo strained his oblique on a hard swing on April 18. He's hitting .229 with two homers in 48 at-bats this season. It was last May that Viciedo exploded onto the fantasy scene batting .351 with eight homers and 24 RBI for the month.
Alejandro De Aza, CF5/8/2013 10:38:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, a steal and two runs scored Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: It's a nice all-around effort from De Aza, who has six homers in his first 126 at-bats after hitting nine in 524 last season. However, De Aza's 30.1 percent strikeout rate limits will hold his batting average down.
Alex Rios, CF5/8/2013 10:30:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Alex Rios went 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and three runs Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: After failing to pick up multiple hits in 20 straight games, Rios has two multi-hit efforts over his last three games.
Jake Peavy, SP5/8/2013 10:29:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Jake Peavy (back) beat the Mets in his return to action Wednesday night. He allowed three hits and one run, walked two and fanned six in 6 2/3 innings.
Insight: Peavy (4-1, 3.03 ERA, 1.06 WHIP) was scratched from last Thursday's start with back spasms but he looked healthy in throwing 114 pitches (76 strikes) Wednesday. Peavy has a tremendous 45/8 K/BB in 38 2/3 innings this season.
Hector Santiago, SP5/7/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander Hector Santiago went toe-to-toe with Mets ace Matt Harvey Tuesday night and came away with a no decision despite allowing just four hits and striking out eight over seven shutout innings.
Insight: Santiago joined the rotation in place of Gavin Floyd, who is headed for season-ending surgery and has given up one earned on six hits over 12 1/3 innings in his first two starts. The left-hander should be added in most leagues.
Gordon Beckham, 2B5/7/2013 5:48:00 PM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham (hand) is hoping to go on a rehab assignment by the end of next week, according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com.
Insight: Beckham suffered a broken hamate bone in his left hand on April 9. He should be back in a few weeks.
Gavin Floyd, SP5/6/2013 9:38:00 PM
Description: As expected, White Sox righthander Gavin Floyd will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Insight: Daryl Van Schouwen from the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Floyd will need between 14 and 19 months to recover. He was 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA before the injury.
Adam Dunn, DHCold5/6/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is 1-for-13 with six strikeouts in his career against Royals starter James Shields.
Insight: Dunn is homerless in May and if he isn't hitting the long ball he has no value for fantasy owners.
Paul Konerko, 1B5/6/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko has never hit Royals hurler James Shieldsvery well, batting just .143 (4-for-28) without an extra base hit.
Insight: The first baseman is batting just .236, though he has hit safely in eight of his last nine games. This matchup, however, isn't likely to prove profitable for Konerko's fantasy owners.
Alexei Ramirez, SS5/6/2013 12:01:00 PM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez is a lifetime .423 hitter (11-for-26) against Royals right-hander James Shields with a pair of home runs and a 1.175 OPS.
Insight: Ramirez has gone hitless in the past two games, but had a five-game hitting streak before arriving in Kansas City this weekend. This is a favorable matchup which could get him going again.
John Danks, SP5/5/2013 12:35:00 PM
Description: White Sox left-hander John Danks (shoulder) is expected to make 2-3 more rehab starts before rejoining the big league rotation, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He allowed two runs ovre seven innings in his first rehab start for Double-A Birmingham despite throwing just 84-88 mph with his fastball.
Insight: Danks is coming back from shoulder surgery and was placed on the DL after being rocked during spring training. He should be owned in AL-only leagues, but fantasy owners in mixed leagues can leave him on the free agent wire until we see what he does against major league hitters.
Hector Santiago, SP5/5/2013 10:09:00 AM
Description: White Sox manager Robin Ventura said before Saturday's game that when John Danks returns from his rehab from shoulder surgery, the rotation could feature four lefties. That means Hector Santiago would remain in the rotation over Dylan Axelrod. SOURCE: Chicago Sun-Times
Insight: Ventura likes Axelrod, but Santiago has better stuff and a higher ceiling. Ventura said he wouldn't be opposed to having four lefties in his rotation when Danks returns after two or three more minor league rehab starts. Santiago throws 95 mph and has several good off-speed pitches. Fantasy owners in deeper mixed leagues should take a shot on him.
Dylan Axelrod, RP5/4/2013 10:38:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Dylan Axelrod took a tough-luck loss Saturday against the Royals despite allowing just two runs in 7 2/3 innings.
Insight: Axelrod (0-2, 3.60 ERA, 1.23 WHIP) allowed eight hits and didn't strike out a batter. His fantasy appeal is limited to AL-only leagues due to his lack of strikeouts, but he has been a solid arm at the back end of an injury-riddled White Sox rotation.
Jake Peavy, SP5/4/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Jake Peavy (back) will not make a start Monday, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Insight: Peavy was scratched from Thursday's start with back spasms and isn't going to be ready to go Monday.
Dayan Viciedo, LF5/4/2013 4:23:00 PM
Description: White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo (oblique) could begin his minor league rehab assignment Monday, according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Viciedo strained his oblique on a hard swing on April 18. He's hitting .229 with two homers in 48 at-bats this season after bopping 25 homers last year.
DeWayne Wise, LF5/4/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Chicago center fielder Dewayne Wise is questionable for Saturday's game against Kansas City with a stiff neck.
Insight: Wise hasn't started much this season, batting .207 with a .552 OPS in 29 at-bats over 16 games. this injury shouldn't change any fantasy lineups.
Alexei Ramirez, SS5/4/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez has gone 3-for-30 (.100) in his career against Jeremy Guthrie of the Royals.
Insight: Ramirez isn't a strong fantasy player to begin with, and with this matchup on tap for Saturday, fantasy owners should avoid him.
Adam Dunn, DH5/4/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is 2-for-19 with 10 strikeouts in his career against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Dunn hit four homers in the final eight games of April and has been walking more lately after drawing just three free passes over the first 18 games, but he is still hitting just .147 with a .601 OPS.
Jake Peavy, SP5/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Description: White Sox starter Jake Peavy's back is feeling a little better Friday and he could start Monday. SOURCE: Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune
Insight: Peavy was scratched from Thursday's start with back spasms. The team was hoping he would be available Sunday, but the rainout Friday allows the team to use him Monday for the makeup game.
Hector Santiago, SP5/3/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: White Sox pitcher Hector Santiago likely will join the rotation full-time after a second opinion confirmed that Gavin Floyd has a torn flexor muscle.
Insight: Santiago was slated to make his first start of the season in place of Floyd Friday but he was moved up to Thursday to take the place of Jake Peavy (back spasms). Santiago allowed just two hits and one run and struck out six over 5 1/3 scoreless innings at Texas. His sinker sits at 93-95 mph and he has several off-speed pitches, including a screwball, a changeup and a slider. Deeper mixed league owners should make an add.
Gavin Floyd, SP5/3/2013 10:29:00 AM
Description: A second opinion on White Sox starter Gavin Floyd's right arm has confirmed a torn flexor muscle and an unstable ulnar collateral ligament. SOURCE: Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune
Insight: Floyd will see a third doctor in New York on Monday to set a plan of action. In all likelihood, he's headed for season-ending surgery. Hector Santiago, who went 5 1/3 innings and allowed one run and two hits and struck out six Thursday in his first start of the season, will join the rotation, at least until John Danks returns from shoulder surgery.
Alex Rios, CF5/3/2013 9:25:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Alex Rios has faced Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie 50 times and collected 15 hits, including three doubles and two homers.
Insight: The two used to play in the AL East, which explains why Rios has so many at-bats against Guthrie. After a torrid start, Rios is 12-for-67 (.179) with zero multi-hit efforts over his last 18 games, but a familiar face on the mound could help him get it going.
Jake Peavy, SP5/2/2013 7:21:00 PM
Description: White Sox manager Robin Ventura is hopeful that Jake Peavy can make his next start on Sunday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday due to a sore back.
Insight: Peavy says his back locked up after stretching Wednesday and he is still dealing with discomfort. Hector Santiago will make his first start of the season Thursday.
Jake Peavy, SP5/2/2013 5:57:00 PM
Description: White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy's next start hasn't been set, according to Make Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. Peavy was scratched from his start Thursday due to back spasms.
Insight: Peavy says his back acted up after stretching Wednesday and he is still dealing with discomfort. Hector Santiago will make his first start of the season Thursday.
Jake Peavy, SP5/2/2013 4:30:00 PM
Description: Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday due to back spasms, according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com.
Insight: Peavy is 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA and a 39/6 K/BB in 32 innings this season, so this is a blow to fantasy owners in weekly head-to-head leagues. Hector Santiago will start in Peavy's place.
Jeff Keppinger, 3BCold4/30/2013 5:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox third baseman Jeff Keppinger is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Keppinger (.202) hasn't played since Thursday due to back discomfort. He's officially day-to-day, but can be dropped in most leagues.
Paul Konerko, 1B4/28/2013 8:55:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko launched a two-run homer off Rays starter David Price Sunday afternoon.
Insight: It was his first in 10 games. The first baseman is batting .235, but his line-drive rate of 29.4 percent suggests he has hit the ball hard.
Gavin Floyd, SP4/28/2013 11:31:00 AM
Description: Chicago righthander Gavin Floyd strained a flexor muscle in his right elbow Saturday against Tampa Bay and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Hector Santiago came in for him with two outs in the third inning and could stay in the rotation until Floyd or John Danks (shoulder) returns to full health.
Jeff Keppinger, 3BCold4/28/2013 10:26:00 AM
Description: White Sox third baseman Jeff Keppinger is doubtful for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: The former Tampa Bay Rays infielder has underachieved this season (.202, 0 HR, 6 RBI in 20 games). He can be forgotten about in most standard fantasy leagues.
Paul Konerko, 1B4/28/2013 9:16:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko has a career .500 hitter (9-for-18) versus Rays' left-hander David Price.
Insight: Konerko hasn't homered in the last nine games and has just one extra base hit over that span, so could use this favorable matchup to get him going. For the season he's batting just .232 with a .664 OPS. Last April he came out of the gate quickly with five home runs and a 1.123 OPS, so this slow start is well below fantasy owners' expectations.
Alex Rios, CF4/28/2013 9:10:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Alex Rios is a career .500 hitter (8-for-16) against Tampa Bay ace David Price with a pair of homers and a 1.704 OPS.
Insight: Rios started the season on fire, but has cooled of late, batting just .167 over the past seven days. He still owns decent season totals - batting .282 with 6 HR and 11 RBI.
Gavin Floyd, SP4/27/2013 8:44:00 PM
Description: Chicago righthander Gavin Floyd strained a flexor muscle in his right elbow Saturday against Tampa Bay. SOURCE: Scott Merkin, MLB.com
Insight: Hector Santiago came in for him with two outs in the third inning. This injury could very well land Floyd (0-3, 5.18 ERA) on the DL.
Jeff Keppinger, 3BCold4/26/2013 6:54:00 PM
Description: White Sox third baseman Jeff Keppinger won't get a chance to play against his former team Friday night in Chicago.
Insight: The former Ray has underachieved on a grand scale this season (.202, 0 HR, 6 RBI in 20 games). He can be forgotten about in standard fantasy leagues.
Paul Konerko, 1B4/26/2013 11:52:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko has a career .545 OBP against Tampa Bay right-hander Roberto Hernandez with a pair of homers and a 1.227 OPS in 30 plate appearances.
Insight: Konerko is just 1-for-11 over his last three games, but this matchup is a favorable one that should get him going again.
Paul Konerko, 1B4/25/2013 3:45:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko left Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch, but he is in the starting lineup and playing first base Thursday.
Insight: Konerko was lifted for a pinch-runner after the HBP in the bottom of the eighth, but he is fine. He's only hitting .232 this season, however.
Paul Konerko, 1B4/24/2013 6:57:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Paul Konerko left Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch.
Insight: Konerko went 0-for-3 in the game and is batting .232 this year. He was lifted for a pinch-runner after the HBP in the bottom of the eighth, but there hasn't been any word on an injury to the first baseman.
Tyler Flowers, C4/24/2013 9:40:00 AM
Description: White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (.224. 4 HR, 7 RBI) has faced Cleveland right-hander just four times, but struck out in all four at-bats.
Insight: This might be a good day for manager Robin Ventura to give Flowers the night off, but backup Hector Gimenez is gimpy after being struck on the left shin in Monday's game. You should avoid Flowers on Wednesday.
Adam Dunn, DHCold4/24/2013 9:38:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn has struck out in seven of 10 career at-bats versus Cleveland starter Zach McAllister with one hit - a home run.
Insight: Dunn simply can't put the bat on the ball this season and his batting average is just .101 with 27 Ks in 69 at-bats. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
Alexei Ramirez, SS4/21/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Chicago shortstop Alexei Ramirez is just 2-for-15 (.133) in his career against Twins starter Scott Diamond.
Insight: Ramirez is batting .322 with five doubles, a homer and a 6/4 K/BB, so you're probably not going to bench him now. He'll put his hot start to the test against a pitcher he hasn't performed well against in his career.
Alex Rios, CFHot4/21/2013 10:31:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Alex Rios has cooled a bit with six hits in his last 29 at-bats (.207), but he has had significant success against Sunday's opponent Scott Diamond of the Minnesota Twins.
Insight: Rios has been a gem against Diamond, going 7-for-17 (.412) with a homer and three RBIs.
Alejandro De Aza, CF4/21/2013 10:31:00 AM
Description: White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza is 5-for-29 over his last seven games, but three of his hits were home runs. He also will face Twins starter Scott Diamond Sunday, against whom he has five hits in 11 career at-bats.
Insight: De Aza already has four jacks in 65 at-bats after hitting nine in 524 last year, but he has struck out 19 times. However, Diamond doesn't have strikeout stuff and De Aza has a good chance at putting together a nice game on Sunday.
Alejandro De Aza, CF4/20/2013 8:18:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Alejandro De Aza went 1-for-5 with a solo homer, but he also struck out four times Saturday against the Twins.
Insight: De Aza already has four jacks in 65 at-bats after hitting nine in 524 last year. However, he has struck out 19 times and is hitting .227.
Dayan Viciedo, LF4/20/2013 1:40:00 PM
Description: White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique.
Insight: Viciedo grabbed his left side after taking a big cut at the plate last Thursday. The outfielder is batting .229 average and but 16 strikeouts and no walks indicated he's not patient enough at the plate. Hopefully he can return in early May and produce like he did last May when he batted .351 with eight homers and 24 RBI.


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