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Adam Jones, CF, BALHot8/20/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones went 3-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday against the White Sox.
Insight: Jones started off 3-for-28 (.107) in August, but he's gone 17-for-47 (.362) with three doubles, three homers, eight RBI and nine runs in his last 11 games.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT8/20/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen has gone 0-for-8 with two strikeouts in two games since he returned from the disabled list.
Insight: McCutchen sat out more than two weeks due to an avulsion fracture of his rib. The Pirates have off Thursday before beginning a three-game series Friday at Milwaukee.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MILHot8/20/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez went deep for the third time in his last four games and sixth time in August.
Insight: Gomez has been a top-10 fantasy asset this season, batting .287 with 21 homers, 64 RBI, 82 runs, 27 steals and an .848 OPS in 474 at-bats.
Leonys Martin, CF, TEXHot8/20/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin went 3-for-4 with one RBI and a steal Wednesday at Miami.
Insight: Martin has gone 15-for-30 (.500) in his last eight games, but with just one extra-base hit, one RBI and three runs during that span.
Jon Jay, CF, STLHot8/20/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay has batted .419 with two homers, 11 RBI, 11 runs and a 1.140 OPS in August, and he's been even better against Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Cueto's credentials haven't fazed Jay. He's gone 10-for-21 (.476) with a double and three homers against the right-hander. He's a nice low-cost outfield option Wednesday.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA 8/20/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout is 6-for-13 with two homers against Boston starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Trout has gone 4-for-11 with a double, a triple and two RBI over his last three games after running into a 4-for-37 (.108) slump prior to that. His strikeout rate is up from 19 percent last year to 24.8 percent this season which has contributed to his average dropping from .323 to .291. However, he's put up a much higher extra-base hit rate (12.2 percent in 2014, 10.5 percent in 2013) and is going to drive in more runs than he did in each of his first two seasons. He's a strong choice Wednesday against Buchholz.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT8/19/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen (rib) has been activated and is in Tuesday's starting lineup, playing his customary center field and batting third.
Insight: McCutchen has been out since Aug. 3 due to an avulsion fracture of his rib. The Pirates and fantasy owners desperately need his bat back in the lineup (.311, 17 HR, 67 RBI, 64 runs, 17 SB). Gregory Polanco is not in the lineup.
Kevin Pillar, CF, TOR8/19/2014 2:41:00 PM
Description: Toronto minor league outfielder Kevin Pillar is hitting .327 in 391 at-bats this season at Triple-A Buffalo. In his last ten games, he is 14-for-39 (.359).
Insight: It seems unlikely that Pillar will be a September call up this year unless Toronto further falls out of playoff contention. Outfielders Melky Cabrera and Colby Rasmus will both be free agents at season's end, so Pillar will likely get his major league chance next season. It might make sense to let Cabrera leave via free agency since he plays the same position as Pillar, and Rasmus is a center fielder. Cabrera, however, is batting .316 while Rasmus is hitting .223.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL8/19/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: It is still a small sample size, but Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is hitting .556 with two home runs, three RBI and two walks in 11 plate appearances in his career against Chicago White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Insight: Jones, however, is slumping in August, hitting just .224 with two home runs. This matchup could be just what the doctor ordered to get Jones in the groove again.
Ben Revere, CF, PHIHot8/18/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Phillies center fielder Ben Revere has had multiple hits and a steal in three straight games.
Insight: Revere has gone 72-for-191 (.377) with 16 steals in his last 46 games, raising his average from .270 to .315 in the process.
Byron Buxton, CF, MIN8/18/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton (concussion) isn't expected to play again this season.
Insight: Buxton, ranked as the first overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com and Baseball America, suffered a concussion when he collided with a teammate on Aug. 13. He also dealt with a wrist injury earlier this season and has played just 31 games. He's batted .240 with four homers, 16 RBI and six steals. The earliest we're likely to see the 20-year-old in the majors is late 2015.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT8/18/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is "optimistic" that center fielder Andrew McCutchen (rib) will return Tuesday, according to Tom Singer of mlb.com
Insight: McCutchen has been out since Aug. 3 due to an avulsion fracture of his rib. The Pirates and fantasy owners desperately need his bat back in the lineup (.311, 17 HR, 67 RBI, 64 runs, 17 SB).
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF, BOSCold8/18/2014 3:47:00 PM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been sent to the minors
Insight: Bradley has the glove to play in the majors, but we have yet to see a major-league or fantasy worthy performance at the plate. He's batting .216 this season with one home run, 22 extra-base hits, eight steals and a .578 OPS. Boston and fantasy owners need more from the outfield position.
Matt Szczur, CF, CHC8/18/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Cubs outfield prospect Matt Szczur will get his first major league start Monday versus Bartolo Colon and the Mets.
Insight: Szczur got into Sunday's game as a pinch runner and grounded into a fielder's choice to second in the ninth inning. He's better known for his football acumen, helping Villanova win the 2009 FCS championship with 270 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns.
Rajai Davis, CF, DET8/18/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis stole three bases against Seattle on Sunday, but left the game with a bruised thumb.
Insight: Davis is listed as day-to-day. He is seeing a lot more playing time after Detroit traded away Austin Jackson. This month, Davis is hitting .266 with six doubles, five RBI and five steals.
Drew Stubbs, CF, COL8/17/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs capped a huge comeback with a game-winning three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Insight: Stubbs was part of huge day by the Rockies outfield. Between Stubbs, Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson they posted six hits, three home runs, five runs scored and six RBI.
Rajai Davis, CF, DET8/17/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis couldn't produce a hit, a run, or an RBI, but still was a valuable fantasy outfielder.
Insight: That's because Davis managed to steal three bases. He's hitting .289 with six homers, 48 runs and 30 steals mostly as a part-time player.
Ben Revere, CF, PHIHot8/16/2014 7:47:00 PM
Description: Phillies center fielder Ben Revere had his third four-hit game since July 31 Saturday at San Francisco.
Insight: Revere has hit .370 with 14 steals over his last 44 games, but just eight of his 67 hits in that span were extra-base hits.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT8/16/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (rib) ran the bases and took batting practice Saturday, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: McCutchen has been out since Aug. 3 due to an avulsion fracture of his rib. He could be back in a week.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS8/16/2014 1:43:00 PM
Description: Dodgers center fielder Yasiel Puig has gone 6-for-8 with a double and three RBI the past two games.
Insight: Puig has only hit two homers and driven in 20 runs in his last 65 games, but he's put up 20 doubles, six triples, 38 runs and a .292 average in that span.
Mike Trout, CF, ANACold8/16/2014 12:23:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout has gone 4-for-32 (.125) with 11 Ks the past three games.
Insight: Two of the hits were home runs and he drove in five runs during that stretch, but daily league players should consider other options Saturday. Trout is always one of the most expensive players and you can't afford to eat up a significant portion of your salary with a player who is on a bad run.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KANHot8/15/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Kansas City center fielder Lorenzo Cain is not in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Cain has hit .299 with 17 steals this season, but he's hit just three homers, driven in 39 runs and scored 38.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM8/15/2014 4:06:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings has been upgraded to active for Friday's game against the NY Yankees, batting leadoff, while dealing with a sore left shoulder.
Insight: Even if he is ready physically, he's a career 1-for-11 (.091) against Friday's starter Brandon McCarthy, so fantasy owners should probably stay away for one more day. Jennings slammed into the wall shoulder-first after making a running catch Tuesday.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM8/15/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings is questionable for Friday's game against the NY Yankees due to a sore left shoulder.
Insight: Even if he is ready physically, he's a career 1-for-11 (.091) against Friday's starter Brandon McCarthy, so fantasy owners should probably stay away for one more day. Jennings slammed into the wall shoulder-first after making a running catch Tuesday.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM8/14/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings missed Wednesday's game against Texas and has been downgraded to out for Thursday's game while dealing with a sore shoulder.
Insight: Jennings slammed into the wall shoulder-first after making a running catch Tuesday.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM8/14/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings missed Wednesday's game against Texas and is questionable for Thursday's game while dealing with a sore shoulder.
Insight: Jennings slammed into the wall shoulder-first after making a running catch Tuesday.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MILCold8/14/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .067 hitter (1-for-15) against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Despite struggling lately, Gomez will almost certainly post his second consecutive 20 HR, 30 SB season, but he's unlikely to add to those totals Thursday.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAK8/14/2014 10:46:00 AM
Description: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp is just 3-for-21 (.143) against Royals right-hander James Shields.
Insight: As is frequently the case with Crisp, keeping on the field and healthy is a problem. When playing he's been reasonably productive with a .260 batting average, 7 HR, 36 RBI, 54 runs and 16 steals over 89 games. This matchup should be avoided.
Byron Buxton, CF, MIN8/13/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Twins outfield prospect Byron Buxton was carted off the field after colliding with a teammate playing for Double-A New Britain Wednesday. UPDATE: Buxton has a concussion but no broken bones, according to Jeff Passon of Yahoo Sports
Insight: Buxton, ranked as the first overall prospect in baseball by MLB.com and Baseball America, has been limited to 31 games by a wrist injury this season. He's batted .240 with four homers, 16 RBI and six steals. Wednesday was his first game since he was promoted to Double-A.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL8/13/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday night.
Insight: Jones has driven in five runs in the past two games and 75 on the season. He's on pace to hit .287 with 31 homers, 102 RBI, 94 runs, eight steals and an .800 OPS after hitting .285 with 33 homers, 108 RBI, 100 runs, 14 steals and an .811 OPS last season.
Rymer Liriano, CF, SDP8/13/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Rymer Liriano went 1-for-4 with his first career home run Wednesday against Colorado.
Insight: The 23-year-old Liriano was called up on Aug. 11 after hitting .292 with 31 doubles, 14 homers and 20 steals over 114 games in the minors this season.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM8/13/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings is dealing with a sore shoulder, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: Jennings slammed into the wall shoulder-first after making a running catch Tuesday. He's expected to play Thursday.
Rajai Davis, CF, DET 8/13/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.
Insight: Davis has been in the starting lineup in 11 of 13 games this month after the team traded starting center fielder Austin Jackson on July 31. He's hitting .251 with a .629 OPS against righties, however, so he'll take a sit against Vance Worley.
Michael Bourn, CF, CLE8/13/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (left hamstring injury) will be activated from the DL Friday, according to Jordan Bastian of mlb.com.
Insight: A strained hamstring has kept Bourn out since July 6. He's hit .267 with three homers, 21 RBI, 37 runs and seven steals this season and his hamstring injury may make him reluctant to run after he returns to the Indians lineup.
Dexter Fowler, CF, HOU8/12/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Houston center fielder Dexter Fowler (intercostal) will be activated Wednesday, according to Brian McTaggart of mlb.com.
Insight: Fowler has never played more than 143 games in a season and will barely cross 100 even if he stays healthy for the rest of this season. He's been out since late June due to an intercostal strain. Fowler will return to a .270 average, six homers, 24 RBI, 43 runs, six steals and a .774 OPS.
Kevin Kiermaier, CF, TAMCold8/12/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier (back) left Monday's game with back tightness, but he's in the lineup. Tuesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Kiermaier has hit .211 with one homer and a .641 OPS in the second half after batting .310 with eight homers and a .925 OPS before the break.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL 8/11/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBI Monday against the Yankees.
Insight: Jones has hit just .235 since the All-Star break, but he's been making his hits count (4 2B, 6 HR, 18 RBI in that span).
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT8/11/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: The Pirates have placed Andrew McCutchen (rib) on the disabled list.
Insight: McCutchen has been out since Aug. 3 due to an avulsion fracture of his rib. GM Neal Huntington said Sunday that McCutchen has made "remarkable" progress in his recovery, but he apparently wasn't going to be ready to return in the next few days.
Dexter Fowler, CF, HOU8/11/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Houston center fielder Dexter Fowler (intercostal) has three rehab games under his belt, going 3-for-8, at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Insight: Fowler has put up solid numbers when on the field (.270, 6 HR, 24 RBI, 43 runs in 76 games), but he's continuing his streak of never having played more than 143 games in a season. He should be back later this week.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI8/11/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock (broken hand) started a rehab assignment last week after missing two months of action.
Insight: Pollock fractured his right hand when he was hit by a pitch on May 31 and underwent surgery. He was on a tear before the injury, hitting .359 with 13 doubles, four triples, six homers, 14 RBI, 24 runs, eight steals and a 1.061 OPS in his last 39 games. He'll likely need another week before he's ready to return to the lineup.
Rymer Liriano, CF, SDP8/10/2014 8:45:00 PM
Description: According to Corey Brock of mlb.com, Padres outfield prospect Rymer Liriano will be promoted Monday.
Insight: The 23-year-old sat out all of 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Liriano has hit .292 with 31 doubles, 14 homers and 20 steals over 114 games in the minors this season. That includes a .467 average since he was promoted to Triple-A El Paso 15 games ago. He's worth a look in NL-only formats.
Charlie Blackmon, CF, COLCold8/10/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon, who didn't start Sunday and went 0-for-1 in a pinch-hitting appearance, has gone 3-for-37 (.081) over his last nine games.
Insight: Blackmon had a .304 average and an .816 OPS on July 30, but he's down to .285 and .764. The 28-year-old has batted .332 with a .922 OPS at Coors Field this season, but just .232 with a .584 OPS on the road. The Rockies play at San Diego from Monday-Wednesday before coming home for nine straight games.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA 8/10/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Austin Jackson went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Jackson came in with a .400 average in 45 career at-bats against White Sox starter John Danks and he didn't disappoint fantasy owners who rolled with him Sunday. The center fielder is 10-for-36 (.277) since he joined the Mariners.
Mike Trout, CF, ANAHot8/10/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout has homered in back-to-back games.
Insight: Trout's average is down to .299 from .323 last season, but he's on pace for a career high in doubles, homers and RBI. Plus, he's scored 81 runs and swiped 12 bags without being caught.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY8/10/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a steal Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Ellsbury's homer came off Cody Allen with two outs in the ninth inning and was inconsequential to the final score, but fantasy owners will take it. In his first season with New York, Ellsbury has batted .280 with 10 home runs, 52 RBI, 56 runs and 30 steals. He's been much better at Yankee Stadium (.320, 5 HR, 20 RBI, 19 SB, 24 R) than on the road (.247, 5 HR, 32 RBI, 11 SB, 32 R).
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT8/10/2014 2:23:00 PM
Description: Pirates general manager Neal Huntington says center fielder Andrew McCutchen (rib) has made "remarkable" progress in his recovery, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: "Is (McCutchen) game ready? No. But next steps will be to determine how quickly he can be game ready. He's getting after it." McCutchen has been out since Aug. 3 due to an avulsion fracture of his rib, but the team hasn't placed him on the disabled list yet.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEACold8/10/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Austin Jackson has hit .219 with one RBI and three runs in eight games since he was traded to the Mariners, but he has a good matchup Sunday.
Insight: Jackson is 18-for-45 (.400) with two doubles, three homers and five walks in his career against White Sox starter John Danks and he's also hitting .315 against left-handers this season.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM8/8/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Friday against the Cubs.
Insight: Jennings is on pace for 14 homers, 46 RBI, 83 runs and 20 steals to go with a .243 average. His numbers from last season: 14 homers, 54 RBI, 82 runs, 20 steals and a .252 average.
Denard Span, CF, WASHot8/8/2014 11:47:00 AM
Description: Hot-hitting Washington center fielder Denard Span is a career 10-for-27 (.370) versus Braves starter Ervin Santana.
Insight: Span is on fire having reached base in his last 33 games and raised his batting average from .264 to .300 over that span.
Kevin Kiermaier, CF, TAM8/8/2014 12:58:00 AM
Description: Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: After a fast start, Kiermaier is batting just .118 this week and can probably use the day off. Overall, he's been much better than expected, batting .288 with nine homers, 28 RBI and an .858 OPS over 65 games.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG8/7/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (back) has been activated from the disabled list and is in Thuraday's starting lineup.
Insight: Pagan hasn't played since June 14 due to a back strain. He's bat in his customary leadoff spot and play in center field.
Colby Rasmus, CF, TORCold8/7/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus has just a double in 14 at-bats versus Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez with eight strikeouts.
Insight: Rasmus had an ugly July batting .198 with a .668 OPS. He's hitting .221 with 15 homers and a .732 OPS for the season, but we don't like him in this matchup.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY8/7/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has a .700 career batting average against Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello.
Insight: That includes a double and a pair of home runs for a 2.127 OPS over 11 plate appearances. Ellsbury's isn't running like he did last year (29 SB vs. 52 in 2013), but he will hit double-digit home runs for just the second time in his career with his next long ball. Start him Thursday.
Ben Revere, CF, PHIHot8/6/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Phillies center fielder Ben Revere has batted .381 (53-for-139) in his last 35 games.
Insight: Revere (.309, 50 R, 31 SB) went 4-for-5 with a triple, a steal and two runs Wednesday against Houston. He now has 122 hits this season but just 16 for extra bases.
Kevin Kiermaier, CF, TAM 8/6/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Wednesday at Oakland.
Insight: Kiermaier has nine home runs in 205 at-bats this season, but he's hit just two since the start of July.
Adam Eaton, CF, CWS8/6/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton suffered a bruised lower back when he collided with the outfield wall on Wednesday, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Eaton ran face-first into the chain-link fence in right-center field while running full speed after Adam Rosales' homer. He was able to leave under his own power.
Adam Eaton, CF, CWS 8/6/2014 2:51:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton left Wednesday's game after colliding with the outfield wall.
Insight: Eaton ran face-first into the chain-link fence in right-center field while running full speed after Adam Rosales' homer. He was able to leave the field under his own power.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL 8/6/2014 12:23:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez has gone 5-for-18 with a double, a homer and four RBI in the first four games of August after finishing July in a huge slump.
Insight: Gomez went 0-for-17 with eight Ks in the last four games of the month, and he's continued to strike out frequently in August (6 Ks in 18 at-bats). The Brewers center fielder is a fantasy stud because he hits for power, drives in runs, steals bases and scores runs, but he was never going to be able to carry a .300 average for the entire season when he strikes out so much.


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