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Coco Crisp, CF, OAK9/30/2014 11:44:00 AM
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.
Rajai Davis, CF, DET9/28/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis is not in the starting lineup on Sunday.
Insight: Davis left Saturday's game with a Grade 1 groin strain. He will be re-evaluated on Sunday. Ezequiel Carrera is starting in center field on Sunday.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA9/28/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout is hitting .383 (18-for-47) with seven extra-base hits and 11 RBI against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Trout's OPS against Hernandez is 1.063, so we wouldn't be afraid to plug Trout into the fantasy lineup even with King Felix on the mound.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN9/28/2014 9:55:00 AM
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.
B.J. Upton, CF, ATL9/28/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Braves center fielder B.J. Upton is 0-for-17 lifetime against Cole Hamels.
Insight: After smashing his 12th homer of the year last night, it will interesting to see if Upton is in the lineup today against Philadelphia, as it could be his last game as a Brave.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL9/28/2014 9:45:00 AM
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.
Rajai Davis, CF, DET9/27/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Updating on a previous item: According to Lynn G. Henning, Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis has been diagnosed with a groin strain.
Insight: This has potential to be devestating news for Detroit, entering postseason play. For now, Davis will be reevaluated on Sunday
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL9/27/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez clubs 23rd homer of 2014.
Insight: He also had a double, and is now slashing .284/.356/.477 on the year, to go along with 73 RBI. Gomez will should be targeted in the middle rounds of your 2015 drafts.
Rajai Davis, CF, DET9/27/2014 8:26:00 PM
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.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL9/27/2014 6:52:00 PM
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.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN9/26/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton was removed from Wednesday game due to a mild concussion and it appears that it may leave him on the bench for the final weekend series.
Insight: If he doesn't play again this season the National League Rookie of the Year contender would finish the season with a .250/.292/.355 line and 56 stolen bases.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL9/26/2014 11:52:00 AM
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.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA9/26/2014 11:33:00 AM
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.
Rusney Castillo, CF, BOS9/25/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo blasts first homerun of career.
Insight: He took Steven Geltz deep in the third. Castillo had three RBI and a double as well. He has a ton of upside heading into 2015.
Cameron Maybin, CF, SDP9/25/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin was scratched from Thursday's lineup with a minor health issue, according to Dennis Lin.
Insight: Manager Bud Black would not specify what the illness is, but said everything would alright. He should be back at some point this weekend.
Denard Span, CF, WAS9/25/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is not in the lineup for the nightcap of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets.
Insight: Washington is simply playing it safe with Span. He should be back in the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Ben Revere, CF, PHI9/25/2014 10:09:00 AM
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.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT9/24/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen blasted his 25th homer of the season Wednesday against Atlanta.
Insight: He took Braves' starter Julio Teheran deep in the fifth, for a two-run shot. McCutchen is now firmly in the MVP race yet again, as he is slashing .314/.409/.546 with 78 RBI.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN9/24/2014 8:53:00 PM
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.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN9/24/2014 8:30:00 PM
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.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA9/24/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout departs Wednesday's game with stomach illness.
Insight: He was 1-for-2 with a stolen base and run scored, before leaving the game in the fifth inning. Trout will just need a day or two to shake off the illness.
Denard Span, CF, WAS9/24/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span left Tuesday's game and is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Span apparently scraped his right knee on a diving catch and will sit out Wednesday. This will allow Ryan Zimmerman to play left and Bryce Harper in center field.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA9/24/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout is just 1-for-9 with four strikeouts versus Oakland left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: The AL MVP favorite is hitting .289 with 113 runs, 35 HR, 110 RBI and 15 steals, but has an unfavorable matchup Wednesday.
Denard Span, CF, WAS9/23/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Updating on a previous item: According to Mark Zuckerman, Nationals center fielder Denard Span left Tuesday's game after scraping his right knee on a diving catch.
Insight: It looks like Washington will play it safe, as Span will sit out Wednesday, but should be back in the lineup on Thursday.
Denard Span, CF, WAS9/23/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span left Tuesday's game against the Mets after making a diving grab. According to Mark Zuckerman, his status will be updated shortly.
Insight: He took a hit away from Matt den Dekker, and stayed in the game until Michael Taylor pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the inning.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY9/23/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury exercised lightly on Tuesday.
Insight: Doctors, however, have not cleared him to resume baseball activities. He still hopes to return at some point this week.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG9/23/2014 8:25:00 PM
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.
Kevin Kiermaier, CF, TAM9/23/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is expected to miss a couple of days due to illness.
Insight: Kiermaier has shown solid power with 10 homers and a .759 OPS in 317 at-bats.
Juan Lagares, CF, NYM9/23/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is dealing with a hyperextended elbow and apparently done for the season, according to Mets beat reporter Adam Rubin.
Insight: Lagares was hitting a very respectable .281 with four homers and 47 RBI in 416 at-bats.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA9/23/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout is a career .364 hitter (4-for-11) with a pair of homers against Oakland starter Sonny Gray.
Insight: The AL MVP favorite is hitting .291 with 113 runs, 35 HR, 110 RBI and 15 steals, though I will admit I liked him more when he was a 30-30 guy and struck out less. Start him Tuesday.
Colby Rasmus, CF, TOR9/23/2014 1:21:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus doesn't play every day anymore, but should be in the lineup Tuesday in a favorable matchup.
Insight: Rasmus is 7-for-10 against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. For the season he's batting just .225, but has shown power with 18 homers and 40 RBI.
Denard Span, CF, WAS9/23/2014 1:17:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is just a .077 hitter (1-for-13) versus Mets fastballer Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Span has cooled off since his .368 July and .328 in August, so he's no longer a must start. In this unfavorable matchup he should be avoided.
Jon Jay, CF, STL9/22/2014 11:25:00 PM
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.
Michael Bourn, CF, CLE9/22/2014 10:39:00 PM
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.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT9/22/2014 10:08:00 PM
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.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC9/21/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan went 2-for-5 with a RBI and three strikeouts against the Dodgers on Sunday.
Insight: Coghlan followed up his 4-for-4 on Saturday with two more hits against Los Angeles. Coghlan is hitting .328/.371/.500 with seven RBI and eight runs in Septemeber.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG9/21/2014 6:10:00 PM
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.
Marcell Ozuna, CF, MIA9/21/2014 6:06:00 PM
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.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL9/21/2014 11:11:00 AM
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.
Jon Jay, CF, STL9/21/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is a lifetime .357 (5-for-14) hitter against Reds starter Alfredo Simon.
Insight: Jay, however, does not have an extra-base hit versus Simon. Jay is hitless, 0-for-6, in the series against Cincinnati so far.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL9/21/2014 9:34:00 AM
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.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA9/21/2014 9:05:00 AM
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.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL9/20/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had a monster game Saturday versus Boston.
Insight: He clubbed his 26th and 27th homeruns of the season, to go along with 4 RBI. Jones is now hitting .285 with 91 RBI, and is firmly in the MVP discussion.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC9/20/2014 5:28:00 PM
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.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY9/20/2014 10:40:00 AM
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.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN9/20/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Kansas City center fielder Lorenzo Cain has put together a surprisingly good season, but should not be in fantasy lineups Saturday against Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer.
Insight: Cain has hit .299 with 25 steals this season, but he's hitless in 15 at-bats against Scherzer with seven strikeouts. Update: No surprise, Cain is not in the lineup.
Rajai Davis, CF, DET9/20/2014 9:47:00 AM
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.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN9/20/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Kansas City center fielder Lorenzo Cain has put together a surprisingly good season, but should not be in fantasy lineups Saturday against Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer.
Insight: Cain has hit .299 with 25 steals this season, but he's hitless in 15 at-bats against Scherzer with seven strikeouts.
Denard Span, CF, WAS9/19/2014 10:34:00 PM
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.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY9/19/2014 9:53:00 PM
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.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL9/19/2014 4:23:00 PM
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.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT9/19/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is a career .327 hitter with four home runs and a 1.006 OPS versus Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: 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.
Rusney Castillo, CF, BOS9/18/2014 3:35:00 PM
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.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA9/18/2014 3:23:00 PM
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.
Cameron Maybin, CF, SDP9/18/2014 3:14:00 PM
Description: Padres center fielder Cameron Maybin is 1-for-12 in his career against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: The good news is the one is a two-run homer. Even still, Maybin should probably sit your bench on Thursday.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL9/18/2014 2:59:00 PM
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.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY9/18/2014 2:39:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 5-for-12 (.417) in his career against Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey.
Insight: He also has a double, RBI and steal off the knuckleballer. Ellsbury is hitting .271 with 15 home runs and 67 RBI this year.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN9/17/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Just a routine day off for Hamilton. Yorman Rodriguez will get the start. Hamilton has been good this season, batting .257 with six homers, 48 RBI, 72 runs and 56 steals.
Denard Span, CF, WAS9/17/2014 3:47:00 PM
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.
Juan Lagares, CF, NYM9/17/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is dealing with a hyperextended elbow and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Miami
Insight: Lagares is hitting a very respectable .281 with four homers and 47 RBI in 416 at-bats this season, but he may not play for a while.
Rusney Castillo, CF, BOS9/17/2014 2:37:00 PM
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.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL9/16/2014 11:33:00 AM
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.
Colby Rasmus, CF, TOR9/16/2014 10:21:00 AM
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.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL9/16/2014 10:01:00 AM
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.


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