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For The Last 15 Days
 
Colby Rasmus, CF, TORCold7/31/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was benched Thursday after arriving late, according to Gregor Chisholm of mlb.com.
Insight: Rasmus' tardiness was an issue in New York and he was the last one to arrive Thursday. He's hitting .219 with 14 homers and a .729 OPS.
Adam Eaton, CF, CWSHot7/31/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton went 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs and a steal Thursday at Detroit.
Insight: Eaton has gone 28-for-64 (.438) with five RBI, 10 runs and three steals in his last 15 games.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEAHot7/31/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Austin Jackson is heading to the Mariners as part of a three-team trade between Seattle, Detroit and Tampa Bay.
Insight: Mariners' center fielders have the lowest OPS in baseball this season so Jackson will be a big upgrade, but he'll be more valuable to Seattle than fantasy owners even though he's batted .361 with 13 extra-base hits in his last 24 games. He'll have fewer run scoring opportunities with the Mariners and doesn't offer many homers or steals.
Austin Jackson, CF, DETHot7/31/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson has batted .343 with 10 doubles, two triples, one homer and 18 runs in July and he has a good matchup Thursday.
Insight: Jackson is 16-for-42 (.381) with three homers in his career against White Sox starter John Danks. Detroit had Jackson hitting fifth and sixth in the order earlier this season, but he's clearly more comfortable leading off. He's hitting .327 in 107 at-bats as the leadoff hitter this season and should remain in that spot.
Adam Jones, CF, BALHot7/30/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has hit five home runs in his last 11 games/
Insight: Jones has batted .255 in July, but he's hit six home runs and driven in 18. The center fielder is having another outstanding season, hitting .294 with 21 home runs, 67 RBI, 63 runs and six steals.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CINCold7/30/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton received a day off to rest on Wednesday and had a single as a pinch-hitter.
Insight: Hamilton hit .344 with 23 RBI, 20 runs and 13 steals in his last 29 games before the All-Star break, but he's gone 8-for-45 (.178) with 12 Ks since the break.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MILCold7/30/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez has gone 0-for-17 with eight strikeouts in his last four games.
Insight: Gomez is finding out that it's very hard to hit .300 when you have a strikeout rate of 22.8 percent. He's down to .294 after going 0-for-5 Wednesday at Tampa Bay.
Adam Eaton, CF, CWSHot7/29/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton has hit .340 with nine doubles, four triples, 18 runs and five steals in his last 37 games.
Insight: Eaton went 3-for-5 Tuesday against the Tigers to raise his average to .289 on the year. He was hitting .251 on June 12.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAKCold7/29/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp (neck) will be held out until at least Friday, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Crisp hurt his neck a couple months ago when he crashed into the outfield wall and the injury hasn't gone away even though the A's have given him frequent days off since then. A's manager Bob Melvin said Crisp's MRI showed "no changes."
Drew Stubbs, CF, COL7/29/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs while dealing with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Stubbs has enjoyed his first season in the light Colorado air, batting .302 with 11 HR and a career-high .855 OPS. The Seattle Mariners are thought to be asking about his availability, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.
Dexter Fowler, CF, HOU7/29/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Houston center fielder Dexter Fowler (intercostal) has yet to swing a bat or pick up a baseball.
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.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI7/28/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock (hand) will take live batting practice against rehabbing pitcher Daniel Hudson on Tuesday and then begin a rehab assignment. SOURCE: mlb.com
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.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG7/28/2014 8:30:00 PM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (back) will go through a full workout Tuesday, according to Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area.
Insight: If he gets through it without an issue, he'll go on a rehab assignment. Pagan hasn't played since June 14 due to a back strain.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY7/28/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in Monday night's starting lineup against Texas.
Insight: Ellsbury has played 10 consecutive days since the teams returned from the All-Star break, so can probably use the day off.
B.J. Upton, CF, ATL7/28/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton is getting Monday afternoon off.
Insight: Upton is batting .217 with a .623 OPS which is actually an improvement on last season, but since leaving Tampa Bay in 2012 he hasn't had any fantasy value whatsoever.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAKCold7/27/2014 8:25:00 PM
Description: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp has returned to Oakland to have his neck examined, according to Joe Stiglich of csnbayarea.com.
Insight: Crisp hurt his neck a couple months ago when he crashed into the outfield wall and the injury hasn't gone away even though the A's have given him frequent days off since then. He missed two of the past three games and won't be with the team for the three-game series that begins Monday at Houston.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG7/27/2014 6:18:00 PM
Description: Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the team hopes to decide Monday or Tuesday when center fielder Angel Pagan (back) will begin a rehab assignment, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Pagan has a bulging disc in his back and hasn't played since June 14. He hasn't suffered any setbacks and should be back in the first week of August.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAKCold7/27/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup Sunday.
Insight: Crisp has received frequent days off since he hurt his neck a couple months ago and he's been out of the lineup in two of the past three days.
Ryan Sweeney, CF, CHC7/27/2014 12:16:00 PM
Description: Chicago outfielder Ryan Sweeney has gone 3-for-7 with two homers and five RBI his last two games and he's mashed against Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Wainwright is one of the best in the game, but Sweeney is 5-for-12 (.417) with three doubles and a homer against him. He's only hitting .224 with a .588 OPS, but is a decent fantasy option Sunday.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAKCold7/26/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp missed Friday, but is back in his customary leadoff spot for Saturday's contest.
Insight: Crisp has received frequent days off since he hurt his neck a couple months ago. He's batted just .115 (3-for-26) over his last seven games.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYYHot7/26/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 5-for-7 (.714) against Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchinson
Insight: Ellsbury has had a good week batting .364 over the past six games. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
Denard Span, CF, WASHot7/25/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Hot-hitting Washington center fielder Denard Span is a career 4-for-7 versus Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Span has gone 18-for-35 (.514) in his last eight games including consecutive four-hit nights Wednesday and Friday. He's hitting .289 with one homer, 21 RBI, 62 runs and 18 steals this season.
Denard Span, CF, WASHot7/25/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Washington center fielder Denard Span had his second straight four-hit game Friday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Eight hits, all singles for Span the past two games. In fact, he's gone 18-for-35 (.514) in his last eight games, but 17 were singles. He's hitting .289 with one homer, 21 RBI, 62 runs and 18 steals this season.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM7/25/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings has had a nice month of July, going 20-for-64 with seven doubles, two homers and 14 runs.
Insight: He's still hitting just .249 because he came into the month batting .235. Jennings is on pace to finish with nearly identical numbers to the past two seasons. At age 27, he's likely not going to improve much from the player he is right now.
Ryan Sweeney, CF, CHC7/25/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Chicago outfielder Ryan Sweeney went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBI Friday against St. Louis.
Insight: Sweeney has hit his only two homers this season in his last 10 games. He's batting .221 with a .566 OPS this year and isn't a fantasy option.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG7/25/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan has started to hit against live pitching, according to Carl Steward of the Bay Area News Group.
Insight: Pagan has a bulging disc in his back and hasn't played since June 14. He's expected to return in the first 10 days of August.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAKCold7/25/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp is not in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Crisp has received frequent days off since he hurt his neck a couple months ago. He's batted just .115 (3-for-26) over his last seven games.
Moises Sierra, CF, CWS7/24/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Moises Sierra is a career .500 hitter (8-for-16) against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Sierra doesn't play every day, so fantasy owners will need to check the starting lineup before considering him, but he is batting .333 over the past two weeks and has a favorable matchup.
Austin Jackson, CF, DETHot7/23/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson had yet another multi-hit game Wednesday against the Diamondbacks (2-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R)
Insight: That makes six straight and nine in his past 10 games. Jackson has batted .382 with 10 doubles, two triples, one homer, nine RBI and 17 runs in his past 18 games.
Denard Span, CF, WASHot7/23/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: Washington center fielder Denard Span has raised his average to its highest point since June 5 with a 21-for-55 (.381) stretch over his last 13 games.
Insight: Span went 4-for-5 Wednesday to reach .282 on the year. All four hits were singles, as were 18 of his last 21 hits.
Cameron Maybin, CF, SDP7/23/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games for amphetamines, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Insight: Maybin has tested positive for amphetamines twice. A first positive test results in additional follow-up testing but no suspension. "I have been undergoing treatment for several years for a medical condition, attention deficit disorder (ADD), for which I previously had a therapeutic use exemption (TUE),'' Maybin said in a prepared statement on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, in my attempts to switch back to a medicine that had been previously OK'd, I neglected to follow all the rules and as a result I tested positive.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAKCold7/23/2014 12:38:00 PM
Description: Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp has gone 2-for-17 since the All-Star break, but he has a good matchup Wednesday.
Insight: Crisp is 4-for-12 (.333) against Houston's Brad Peacock, and all four hits went for extra bases (2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR).
Drew Stubbs, CF, COL7/22/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs is just 1-for-13 with five strikeouts against Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
Insight: Stubbs has enjoyed his first season in the light Colorado air, batting .299 with 10 HR and a career-high .837 OPS, but this is not a matchup fantasy owners will like.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYYHot7/21/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury hit his eighth home run of the season Monday against the Rangers.
Insight: Ellsbury went 2-for-4 and is hitting .291 with a .777 OPS on the year. He has batted .331 at Yankee Stadium compared to .263 on the road.
Jordany Valdespin, CF, MIA7/21/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Miami IF/OF Jordany Valdespin is expected to get regular time at second base.
Insight: Valdespin, a career .221 hitter, has hits in each of his first two games with the Marlins. He still doesn't offer much to fantasy owners.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL7/21/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is a career .400 hitter (8-for-20) with a pair of home runs versus Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Gomez is batting .302 with 14 homers, 49 RBI, 58 runs, 17 steals and a .869 OPS. He's a must start.
Charlie Blackmon, CF, COL7/21/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon was not in the lineup Sunday due to an ankle injury and is questionable for Monday's game against Washington.
Insight: Blackmon rolled his ankle during Saturday's game. He was able to finish the 11-inning contest and his X-rays came back negative. Drew Stubbs would be his likely replacement.
Mike Trout, CF, ANAHot7/20/2014 7:28:00 PM
Description: Since he started off May 10-for-62 (.161) with 22 Ks, Angels outfielder Mike Trout has batted .358 with 19 doubles, one triple, 15 home runs, 46 RBI, 39 runs and five steals in his last 49 games.
Insight: Trout went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk and three runs Sunday against the Mariners. He's hitting .313 with 23 home runs, 74 RBI and an AL-leading 1.012 OPS.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY7/20/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-4 with a walk, a double, one RBI and two steals Sunday against the Reds.
Insight: Ellsbury has batted .327 at Yankee Stadium and .289 overall this season. He's on pace for 12 home runs, 75 RBI, 77 runs and 45 steals.
Charlie Blackmon, CF, COL 7/20/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon is not in the lineup Sunday due to an ankle injury.
Insight: Blackmon rolled his ankle during Saturday's game. He was able to finish the 11-inning contest and his X-rays came back negative, but he'll get the day off while Drew Stubbs starts.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA7/19/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles center fielder Mike Trout is a career .386 hitter with a 1.067 OPS against Felix Hernandez.
Insight: King Felix may be the best pitcher in baseball, certainly in the top-five, but Trout doesn't seem to have a problem with him. Trout leads the league in OPS (1.008) and total bases (214) to go along with his .313 batting average, 22 HR and 73 RBI.
Drew Stubbs, CF, COLHot7/19/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs has homered in three of the past six games and has a favorable matchup Saturday night.
Insight: Stubbs has enjoyed his first season in the light Colorado air, batting .294 with 10 HR and a career-high .830 OPS. He's 9-for-25 (.360) with a home run against Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton.
Michael Bourn, CF, CLE7/19/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (left hamstring injury) was originally on a 3-4 week timetable for his return, but that doesn't appear to be the reality of the injury.
Insight: Three weeks down the road and there is still no timetable for his return to the lineup. Even when he returns, he'll likely tone down his running game and without that his fantasy value is minimal.
Colby Rasmus, CF, TORCold7/18/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus hit his 13th home run of the season Friday against Texas.
Insight: Rasmus ended the first half mired in a 5-for-48 (.104) slump. He's batted .217 in 207 at-bats this year.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY7/18/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a steal Friday against the Reds.
Insight: Ellsbury hit .346 in his first 28 games and he's batted .311 over his last 43, but a 10-for-75 (.133) stretch from May 4-26 has his average at .284 for the season. He has seven home runs, 44 RBI, 45 runs and 25 steals, so he's been a good fantasy option.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAK7/18/2014 8:32:00 PM
Description: Oakland center fielder Coco Crisp (ankle, neck) is back in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Crisp missed the last four games before the All-Star break due to an ankle injury. He's also been dealing with recurring neck issues for a couple months.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG7/18/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan isn't expected to return until August, according to Andrew Baggarly of csnbayarea.com.
Insight: Pagan has a bulging disc in his back and hasn't played since June 14.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM7/18/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) is back in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Jennings exited last Friday's game after fouling a ball off his knee and sat out the last two games prior to the All-Star break.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA7/18/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center fielder Mike Trout is 3-for-16 (all singles) against Seattle right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: Trout leads the league in OPS (1.005) and total bases (209) to go along with his .310 batting average, 22 HR and 73 RBI, but don't expect much tonight.
Dexter Fowler, CF, HOU7/17/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Houston center fielder Dexter Fowler (intercostal) is not ready to return from the DL, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Despite not having the comforts of Coors Field (career .880 OPS there) to fall back on anymore, Fowler has put up similar numbers to last season. Unfortunately, this will be the sixth straight season in which he hasn't reached the 150-game mark.


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