Designated Hitter Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Billy Butler, DH, KAN4/18/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Oakland 1B/DH Billy Butler had an RBI Saturday versus Kansas City.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with a run ascored as well. Butler has a solid .362 BA so far this season.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET4/18/2015 11:01:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a lifetime .517 hitter (15-for-29) against White Sox starter Chris Sale.
Insight: Martinez is dealing with knee soreness in the surgically-repaired left knee and missed Friday's game, but was available for pinch-hit duties so can't be too far from playing. This favorable matchup would be a nice spot to return. Update: Martinez is in the starting lineup.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS4/18/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is just 3-for-27 (.111) against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman.
Insight: Ortiz is batting just .171 with a .618 OPS through the first nine games and isn't likely to turn it around in Saturday's matchup.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET4/18/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a lifetime .517 hitter (15-for-29) against White Sox starter Chris Sale.
Insight: Martinez is dealing with knee soreness in the surgically-repaired left knee and missed Friday's game, but was available for pinch-hit duties so can't be too far from playing. This favorable matchup would be a nice spot to return.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET4/17/2015 11:43:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Martinez is dealing with knee soreness in the surgically-repaired left knee. This is not good news for Tigers fans or fantasy owners.
Kennys Vargas, DH, MIN4/16/2015 4:47:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas was 2-for-4, hitting his first home run of the season on Thursday against the Royals.
Insight: Vargas tied the game with a two-run homer in the bottom of the second. Minnesota went on to score six of the next seven runs and beat Kansas City, 8-5. Vargas is hitting .250 with one home run and three RBI this season.
Adam Lind, DH, MILHot4/16/2015 10:47:00 AM
Description: Brewers 1B Adam Lind is a career .536 hitter (15-for-28) against Cardinals starter John Lackey.
Insight: It includes six doubles and six RBI. Add in Lind batting .345 this spring with a 1.027 OPS and you have a solid fantasy option for Thursday afternoon.
Billy Butler, DH, KAN4/15/2015 9:21:00 AM
Description: Oakland 1B/DH Billy Butler had an RBI during Tuesday's win against the Astros.
Insight: Butler is off to a good start with his new team, as he owns a .371/.421/.543 line with six RBIs.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET4/14/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez did not start on Monday against the Pirates, but did get into the game as a pinch hitter.
Insight: Martinez is not expected to start in any of the next two games, in Pittsburgh, where there is no DH, so keep him on your bench
Kendrys Morales, DH, KAN4/13/2015 7:12:00 PM
Description: Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales hit his second homer of the season Monday versus Minnesota.
Insight: Morales continued his hot start and now has five RBIs and a .414/.500/.724 line through seven games this season.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET4/13/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: As expected, Tigers DH Victor Martinez will not start on Mondayday against the Pirates.
Insight: Martinez will not expected to start in any of the next three games, in Pittsburgh, where there will be no DH.
Billy Butler, DH, KAN4/12/2015 7:36:00 PM
Description: Oakland 1B/DH Billy Butler went 3-for-4 on Sunday against Seattle.
Insight: Butler had a double and a run scored. He has a .407/.467/.481 line early this season.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET4/12/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez will start on Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: Martinez left Saturday's game with soreness in his surgically-repaired knee, but he is good enough to DH on Sunday. Martinez will not start in the next series, though, as the Tigers head to a National League park in Pittsburgh.
Kendrys Morales, DH, SEA4/12/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales went 3-for-4 in the, 6-4, victory over the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: Morales is off to a good start in Kansas City, hitting .400 in the first five games. The Royals are off to a great start too with a perfect 5-0 record. Morales also has a homer and four RBI.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET4/11/2015 3:13:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez will not play in the field for Detroit's upcoming series in Pittsburgh, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
Insight: Not surprising considering his bad knee. Fantasy owners should plan on another option as he'll be stuck in a pinch-hitting role for three games.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET4/11/2015 1:23:00 PM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a career .409 hitter (9-for-22) against Indians starter Corey Kluber.
Insight: Historically a slow starter, Martinez is batting .333 after four games, including three singles Friday night. We like this matchup tp go for the hitter.
Victor Martinez, DH, DET4/10/2015 10:36:00 AM
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez is a career .500 hitter (9-for-18) against Indians starter Zach McAllister.
Insight: Historically a slow starter, Martinez has started slowly, batting .200 over the first three games. He's in a favorable matchup with the wind blowing out to right field this evening.

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