Description: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp is a career .125 batter (3-for-24) versus Royals right-hander James Shields.
Insight: Leadoff hitters are supposed to get on base to be effective and this one has a problem against Shields, so shouldn't be used in fantasy lineups. Crisp batted .248 this season with nine homers, 47 RBI, 68 runs and 19 steals.
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton (concussion) remains out of the lineup for the season finale against Pittsburgh.
Insight: With the Reds out of contention, it made sense for them not to rush Hamilton. He finishes the year as a favorite for the NL Rookie of the Year Award, as he slashed .250/.292/.355 and had 56 stolen bases. Jason Bourgeois gets the start in center field.
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones really struggles against Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Jones is 3-for-22 (.136) with five strikeouts in his lifetime against the knuckleballer. One of those three hits, however, was a home run. Jones is batting .281 with 29 home runs and 96 RBI iin 640 at-bats this season.
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis left Saturday's game against Minnesota with an apparent hamstring injury, according to James Schmehl.
Insight: Davis seemed to come up lame while running out a groundball during the second inning. Consider Davis day-to-day for now, but this could be a big blow for Detroit, with postseason play starting in a few days. Ezequiel Carrera replaced him in center field.
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones nears a third straight 30-homer season.
Insight: He hit his 29th today off J.A. Happ, and now has 96 RBI. With the AL East locked up, there is a good chance Jones sits out on Sunday. If so, he finishes the year slashing .281/.311/.470. There is a good chance he finishes within the top-five in the AL MVP race.
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is just 3-for-21 (.143) without an extra-base hit versus Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchinson.
Insight: Jones just quietly goes about putting up productive numbers season after season. After a home run last night, he's now hit 28 with 95 homers and a .779 OPS. It's his fourth consecutive season with a .280 batting average, at least 25 home runs and 80 or more RBI.
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout is just a .174 hitter (4-for-23) against Seattle right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: He was 1-for-2 with a stolen base and run scored, before leaving Wednesday's game in the fifth inning due to a stomach illness, but should be fine. This isn't a favorable matchup although Iwakuma has been pitching poorly of late.
Description: Phillies center fielder Ben Revere is 6-for-12 against Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler in his lifetime.
Insight: Revere has fallen to fifth in the National League batting title race, so he will have to go on a tear to win the title, but he is still having a breakout season. Revere is hitting .307 with 179 hits, 13 doubles, seven triples, two home runs, 69 runs, and 47 steals in 584 at-bats.
Description: Updating on a previous item: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton was removed from Wednesday game due to a mild concussion, according to Mark Sheldon
Insight: With the concussion being mild, there is a chance Hamilton returns this season. However, if he is unable to return in 2014, the potential National League Rookie of the Year will finish the season with a .250/.292/.355 line and 56 stolen bases.
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton left Wednesday's game against Milwaukee with an undisclosed injury according to C.Trent Rosecrans.
Insight: He robbed Ryan Braun of a homer, but we do not know why he left the game in the fifth inning. Chris Heisey replaced him in center field. We will update his status as soon as the Reds clarify the situation.
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is done for the season after it was announced he will undergo season-ending back surgery.
Insight: He will have the procedure on Thursday, and Gregor Blanco and Juan Perez will continue to handle the center field duties. In 96 games, Pagan hit .300 with three homeruns and had 16 stolen bases. He should be ready for spring training.
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay had three RBI on two singles against the Cubs on Monday.
Insight: Jay has struggled late, but he remained in the lineup on Monday evern against a left-handed pitcher although Jay has hit better against lefties than righties this year. He is hitting .306 with 22 extra-base hits and 44 RBI.
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn went 2-for-3 in a loss against the Royals on Monday.
Insight: Bourn reached base three times with a single, double and walk, but it did not help Cleveland score as they were shutout. Bourn is hitting .264 with 30 extra-base hits and 56 runs in 428 at-bats this year.
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen hit a solo home run to defeat the Braves, 1-0, on Monday.
Insight: The reigning National League MVP is making his case to win the award again. McCutchen took Braves starter Aaron Harang deep in the top of the sixth for the only run of the game. McCutchen's numbers, .310 average and 76 RBI, are slightly down from a season ago, .317 average and 84 RBI, but he has hit three more home runs in 2014, and it is still hard to argue any player is more important to a National League club than McCutchen.
He is hitting .308 with 23 homers 81 runs, 75 RBI and 17 stolen bases. He's also 5-for-5 in stolen bases against Gallardo anytime he gets on.
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan is questionable to play in the upcoming series against the Dodgers.
Insight: Giants manager Bruce Bochy told the San Francisco Chronicle this news on Saturday. San Francisco would love to get Pagan back for the final week as they continue to fight for the top wild card spot, but do not be surprised if he plays sparingly until the playoffs.
Description: X-rays on Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna's right ankle came back negative according to Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post.
Insight: Even though the x-ray was positive news, Ozuna probably severely sprained his ankle and is likely done for the season. The outfielder is hitting .269/.317/.455 with 23 home runs and 85 RBI this year.
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones getting the day off Sunday.
Insight: After an impressive, two-homerun game, Jones will get a much deserved day of rest today. He will be back in the lineup next time out, and must be inserted into lineups, once he is back in there.
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is hitless in his last 16 plate appearances, going 0-for-5 on Saturday against the Pirates.
Insight: Gomez was hitting extremely well just about 10 days ago, recording four multi-hit games in a week, but he is back in a slump, perhaps the biggest this year. Overall though, he has still basically reproduced his numbers from his breakout season a year ago. Gomez is hitting .281/.352/.467 with 21 home runs, 69 RBI and 33 stolen bases.
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout continued his pursuit for his first MVP Award.
Insight: He clubbed his 35th homer of the season, while knocking in his 108th and 109th runs of the year. The AL MVP favorite is slashing .290/.379/.568 with 112 runs and 14 stolen bases. Oh, and he's only 23-years-old.
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan has monster game against the Dodgers.
Insight: He finsihed the game going 4-for-4 from the leadoff spot, with two homeruns and three RBI. His second homer capped a five-run comeback, as he hit a two-run shot in the 8th inning to give the Cubs the lead for good. Needless to say, this will most likely be Coughlan's best game of 2014.
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Friday's game against the Blue Jays with a strained right hamstring and according to manager Joe Girardi could be shut down for the remainder of the season.
Insight: Girardi called it a "distinct possibility," according to a Wallace Matthews tweet. The outfielder is hitting .271 with 16 home runs, 70 RBI, 71 runs scored and 39 stolen bases this year.
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis is not a good play Saturday versus Royals right-hander James Shields.
Insight: Davis is just 2-for-18 (.111) against Shields and sat out the last time Shields pitched. Don Kelley should get the start in the outfield, but he's not much better at 2-for-11. Avoid both of them.
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 2-for-5 with a triple and RBI against the Marlins on Friday.
Insight: Span tripled to lead off the third but somehow did not score. He then singled in the fourth to score Wilson Ramos. Span has cooled off since his .346 July and August, but he is a guy that one still has to plug into fantasy lineups almost daily.
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Friday's game against the Blue Jays with a strained right hamstring and is set to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury according to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Before leaving, Ellsbury was 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBI. The outfielder is hitting .271 with 16 home runs, 70 RBI and 39 stolen bases this year.
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Baltimore is expected to rest some of the guys down the stretch though they are only two losses behind the Angels for the best record in the AL. Another productive season for Jones - batting .284 with 25 HR, 87 RBI and 84 runs scored.
Description: Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo is not in the starting lineup Thursday night against the Pirates.
Insight: Castillo made his major league debut on Wednesday and recorded his first major league hit on an infield single in four at-bats. The 27-year-old will be slowly moved along over the last week and a half of the season. Jackie Bradley Jr. will start in center field on Thursday.
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout has had tremendous success against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Trout is 18-for-47 with three doubles, two triples, two home runs and 11 RBI against King Felix. That produces an incredible .383/.404/.660 batting line. The AL MVP favorite is hitting .289 with 34 home runs and 107 RBI this year.
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is a lifetime .125 (2-for-16) hitter against Cardinals starter Shelby Miller.
Insight: Despite a wrist injury at the beginning of the month, Gomez is batting .375/.488/.469 in September, so it might be hard to sit the center fielder. Just be wary this is a matchup he does not have much success in.
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Span was one of the hottest hitters in the league during July and August and while he's still batting .300 in Spectember, the Nationals can now afford to give him a few days off to get ready for the playoff drive.
Description: The Red Sox have called up outfielder Rusney Castillo.
Insight: He hit .282 with one homerun and two stolen bases in 39 at-bats, during his tenure in the minors. Castillo should see plenty of time for the remainder of the season, making him very worthy for owners to take a flier on.
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez could be in for a long night on Tuesday.
Insight: Gomez is 3-for-17 over his career against Cardinals' starter Lance Lynn, with an ugly 9 strikeouts. If you have a better option for your outfield, it would not be the worst idea to give Gomez the night off.
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus needs to be in the lineup against the Orioles, for Tuesday night's game.
Insight: No doubt Rasmus has struggled this season from an average perspective (.226/.288/.449). However, he should be in the lineup tonight when Toronto takes on Ubaldo Jimenez. Rasmus is a career .370 hitter (10-for-27) against him, with seven extra-base hits. If he is active, Rasmus makes for an intriguing daily fantasy play tonight.
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones heads into Tuesday's game against Toronto with a tough matchup.
Insight: Baltimore will be going up against Blue Jay's starter Chad Hutchison. Not many Orioles have good numbers against him, and Jones is no different. He has a .167 carrer batting average (3-for-18) against Hutchison, with no extra-base hits. In no way, should owners bench Jones, but it is important to be aware of his less than stellar numbers versus Toronto's hurler.