Infield Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS5/28/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has a bruised left forearm from taking a pitch in the wrist during the second inning of Thursday's game against the Rangers according to the Boston Herald.
Insight: Bogaerts stayed in the game for a couple more innings, but he did eventually leave. Expect him to miss the next day or two, but it doesn't appear he has a serious injury.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS5/28/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left Thursday's game against the Rangers due to a left wrist injury.
Insight: Bogaerts took a pitch in the wrist during the second inning. He remained in the game a few more innings before exiting. He will likely receive X-rays. Stay tuned for updates.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA5/28/2015 8:59:00 PM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano is not in Thursday's starting lineup against the Indians.
Insight: Cano is not having a great season, hitting .253 with one home run and 13 RBI. Brad Miller will start at third base against Corey Kluber on Thursday.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL5/28/2015 7:40:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy reached on an infield single in the third, which scored the game-winning run in the, 6-3, victory in the second game of a double header against the White Sox on Thursday.
Insight: Hardy was 1-for-4 with an RBI in the game. Hardy, however, isn't fantasy relevant as he is hitting just .194 with two home runs and five RBI in 72 at-bats this season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS5/28/2015 7:38:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche hit a two-run home run in the, 6-3, loss to the Orioles in the second game of a double header on Thursday.
Insight: LaRoche had three hits in the first game and capped off the double header with a two-run bomb in the second game. LaRoche had three RBI on the day and is hitting .241 with five home runs and 20 RBI this season.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET5/28/2015 6:37:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will return to the lineup on Thursday against the Angels.
Insight: Iglesias has been out since Saturday when he banged his left knee. He received an MRI, which showed no structural damage. He was just dealing with a bad bruise, but he is giving it a go on Thursday. Iglesias is hitting .333 with seven extra-base hits, 10 runs and six RBI in 123 at-bats this season.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/28/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: The Indians have placed catcher Carlos Santana on paternity leave according to Roto World.
Insight: Jerry Sands will replace Santana on the active roster. Santana can remain on paternity leave for up to three days. He is hitting .221 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 149 at-bats this season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS5/28/2015 5:11:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche was 3-for-4 with a RBI-double in the, 3-2, victory over the Orioles in the first game of a double header on Thursday.
Insight: LaRoche had two doubles with his RBI-double coming in the sixth. He is slashing .238/.366/.371 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 143 at-bats this season.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL5/28/2015 5:10:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit a two-run homer in the first game of a double header against the White Sox on Thursday.
Insight: Baltimore was trailing Chicago by three in the ninth when Davis his his two-run bomb with two outs. The Orioles still lost, 3-2. Davis went 1-for-4 and is hitting .222 with 11 home runs and 29 RBI in 158 at-bats this season.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN5/28/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is probable for Friday's game against Washington, while continuing to deal with turf toe.
Insight: Phillips pinch hit last night, so we know he's very close to returning to the starting lineup. He's slashing .297/.335/.355 with two home runs and 18 RBI.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET5/28/2015 11:01:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is questionable for Thursday's game against the LA Angels due to his bruised left knee.
Insight: Iglesias hasn't played since he left Saturday's game after banging his left knee. An MRI revealed no structural damage, but he has a bad bruise. Andrew Romine is starting at shortstop. Iglesias is batting .333 with an .811 OPS and a solid fantasy option.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT5/28/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is a career .444 hitter (8-for-18) with three homers and nine RBI versus Padres starter Ian Kennedy.
Insight: Walker is hitting .253 with just three home runs and 16 RBI in 166 at-bats this season, but blasted 23 homers last season and has averaged 15 homers a season over the past five.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DETCold5/28/2015 10:13:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 8-for-21 (.381) with four extra base hits against Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson, but has just one hit in his last 21 at-bats and may not be able to take advantage of the favorable matchup.
Insight: Kinsler is not playing like the guy we drafted. He's gone 47 games without hitting a home run after averaging 20 homers over the past four seasons. While he has a solid .280 batting average and 21 RBI, we bought into the idea that he was a power-hitting second baseman and we aren't seeing it.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL5/27/2015 11:43:00 PM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the, 4-3, victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Insight: Wong hit a solo shot in the first. St. Louis walked off on an Diamondbacks error in the ninth to win, 4-3. Wong is hitting .316/.373/.483 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 174 at-bats this season.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS5/27/2015 11:18:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond had three hits in the, 3-0, victory over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Insight: Desmond has been a little disappointing this season as he has only four home runs, but he does currently have a 12-game hitting streak. Desmond has two home runs in those 12 games, so hopefully he can build upon that. He is hitting .257 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 187 at-bats this season.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/27/2015 9:10:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams will likely miss 3-4 months due to his strained right quad.
Insight: It has not been decided whether or not Adams will need surgery, but either way, he could miss the rest of the year. Mark Reynolds will be the Cardinals every day first baseman for the time being.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL5/27/2015 9:02:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis lifted Baltimore to a, 5-4, victory over the Astros with a home run in the eighth on Wednesday.
Insight: Davis hit a pair of bombs in the game, going 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs. Davis is hitting .216 with 10 home runs and 26 RBI in 153 at-bats this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TORHot5/27/2015 4:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit the game-tying homer in the ninth Wednesday against the White Sox.
Insight: After two huge homers on Tuesday night, Donaldson was at it again on Wednesday. Unfortuantely Toronto lost in extras, but owners will be happy with their third baseman. Donaldson is hitting .314 with 13 homers and 35 RBI this season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS5/27/2015 4:04:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored on Wednesday.
Insight: The RBI was a go-ahead one in the 10th. LaRoche is hitting just .225 with 17 RBI overall.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY5/27/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez blasted a solo homer Wednesday against the Royals.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with three RBI and continued his solid season. Rodriguez is hitting .276 with 11 homers and 26 RBI so far this year.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS5/27/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit two home runs Wednesday versus Minnesota.
Insight: Both homers were two-run shots, and Pedroia is now hitting .290 with seven home runs and 21 RBI on the season.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL5/27/2015 3:24:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 with a homer Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: The homer was a three-run shot, and Arenado is now hitting .287 with 10 homers and 31 RBI this season.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/27/2015 3:00:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana blasted a three-run homer Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: It was his lone hit in three at-bats, and he scored two runs and walked twice as well. Santana is hitting .221 with six homers and 27 RBI overall.
Chris Johnson, 3B, ATL5/27/2015 2:14:00 PM
Description: Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Johnson will share time with the newly acquired Juan Uribe, once the deal becomes official.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/27/2015 1:34:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is getting the day off on Wednesday.
Insight: Alvarez is sitting against the lefty Brad Hand. Sean Rodriguez will start at first.
Marcus Semien, 2B, OAK5/27/2015 1:02:00 PM
Description: Athletics SS Marcus Semien is not in Wednesdays starting lineup.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for the struggling Semien. Eric Sogard will start in his place.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET5/27/2015 11:23:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a rough 5-for-36 (.139 BA) lifetime against Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Kinsler will likely be back in the lineup after getting his first game off on Tuesday. However, owners need to be aware of his poor numbers against Kazmir.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA5/27/2015 11:21:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano is 0-for-10 lifetime against Chris Archer.
Insight: Cano does have two RBI against Archer, but has struck out a total of three times.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAM5/27/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera will hopefully remain on the bench for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
Insight: Cabrera has sat out the past two games with a sore gorin, and with a career .130 BA (3-for-23) against Feliz Hernandez, Tampa Bay would be wise to keep him out.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN5/27/2015 11:12:00 AM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto is 6-for-15 (.400 BA) lifetime against Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Votto has one homer and two doubles against Kendrick, and could be in line for a strong game on Wednesday afternoon.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/27/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (quad) is expected to land on the disabled list.
Insight: This is according to manager Mike Matheny who said there is high concern for the injury. Mark Reynolds will likely see a big bump in playing time.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS5/27/2015 9:51:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit his 10th homer of the season.
Insight: The homer was a two-run shot and he also scored two runs in the game. Gonzalez is hitting .344 with 35 RBI on the year.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM5/27/2015 9:37:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria hit a two-run RBI double in the ninth, which almost ended being a walk-off homer.
Insight: Longoria just missed sending the Rays home in walk-off fashion, as he his shot just missed going over the left field wall. He finished 3-for-5 and is now batting .289 with 23 RBI this season.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA5/27/2015 9:31:00 AM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager had a massive game on Tuesday night.
Insight: With Seattle trailing 3-2 in the eighth inning, Seager blasted a grand-slam to give the Mariners a 6-3 lead. Then after Fernando Rodney blew the save, Seager hit a solo shot in the 10th, which ended up being the game-winner. He finished 3-for-5 with six RBI and is now batting .281 with nine homers and 29 RBI overall.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL5/27/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez went 2-for-2 with a homer during Tuesday's loss to the Giants.
Insight: Ramirez also walked and is now hitting .236 with six homers and 16 RBI overall.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE5/27/2015 9:25:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis slapped a homer on Tuesday night.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats. He walked as well and the homer was a solo shot. Kipnis is hitting .335 with five homers and 22 RBI on the season.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEXHot5/27/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder had a homer and three RBI during Tuesday's 4-3 win over Cleveland.
Insight: Fielder went 3-for-5 with a two-run shot and a double as well. He has been absurd so far this season and is now batting .371 with 10 homers and 38 RBI overall.
Wilmer Flores, SS, NYM5/26/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores was the hero on Tuesday night.
Insight: Flores had two RBI, including a walk-off single with two outs in the 10th. He is hitting .252 with 21 RBI overall, making him not much of a fantasy option.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWSCold5/26/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 1-for-5 on Tuesday, but he did have a three-run homer, four RBI and two runs in the loss to the Blue Jays.
Insight: Abreu also struck out three times, so he was feast or famine on Tuesday. Abreu has disappointed fantasy owners a bit, hitting just .274, but he does have eight home runs and 27 RBI in 164 at-bats.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/26/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth as Toronto beat the Chicago White Sox, 10-9, on Tuesday.
Insight: Donaldson had an incredible game, going 4-for-4 with a walk, four RBI and five runs. He also had a solo shot in the first to score Toronto's first run, so he had a pair of bombs in the game. Donaldson has been stellar this season, slashing .315/.379/.582 with 12 home runs, 33 RBI and 40 runs in 184 at-bats this season.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/26/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams left Tuesday's game with an apparent quad injury.
Insight: Adams pulled up lame after smacking a double. If he is forced to miss any time, Mark Reynolds would be the biggest benefactor.
Luis Valbuena, SS, CLE5/26/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena had a pair of RBI in the eighth on Tuesday to give the Astros some insurance runs. Houston beat Baltimore, 4-1.
Insight: With the Astros leading 2-1, Valbuena had a two-run single in the eighth to put Houston ahead by three. Valbuena is hitting just .201 but he does have 10 home runs, 18 RBI and 26 runs in 164 at-bats this season.
Jimmy Paredes, 3B, HOU5/26/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Orioles infielder Jimmy Paredes had three hits and a run scored in the, 4-1, loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Paredes scored Baltimore's only run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly. That actually gave the Orioles a, 1-0, lead, but Houston scored four unanswered runs to end the game. Paredes is having a fantastic season, hitting .348 with six home runs and 25 RBI in 132 at-bats this season.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC5/26/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant homered for the second consecutive game.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats, but was a big one. Bryant is hitting .281 with seven homers and 31 RBI so far this season.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT5/26/2015 9:56:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison started a new hitting streak on Tuesday against the Marlins.
Insight: Harrison saw his 11-game hitting streak snapped on Monday, but he went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs on Tuesday. It is probably no concidence that Harrison is hitting .414 in the last 16 games, and the Pirates are 10-6 over that span. In the last seven games, Harrison is 12-for-30 (.400) and Pittsburgh is 5-2.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT5/26/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker wetn 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the, 5-1, victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Insight: Pittsburgh really got to Miami starter Jose Urena, who was making his first major league start. Walker hit his two-run homer in the second as Pittsburgh took a, 4-0, lead. Walker is hitting .259 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 162 at-bats this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY5/26/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira had a homer and four RBI during Tuesday's 5-1 win over Kansas City.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 and scored two runs as well. Teixeira is hitting .243 with 14 homers and 35 RBI overall.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET5/26/2015 7:25:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is not playing again on Tuesday against the Athletics.
Insight: Iglesias hasn't played since he left Saturday's game after banging his left knee. An MRI revealed no structural damage, but he has a bad bruise. Andrew Romine is starting at shortstop.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET5/26/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is getting the day off on Tuesday.
Insight: It is Kinsler's first day off this season. Hernan Perez will fill in at second.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK5/26/2015 6:04:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) is batting third in his return to the lineup.
Insight: He was activated Monday, but did not get into the game. Zobrist missed the past four weeks, but is now ready to roll.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWSCold5/26/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Is it time to start downgrading White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu?
Insight: Abreu is batting .277 this season with just seven homers and 23 RBI. Through the same 41 games last season he was batting .272, but with 14 homers and 38 RBI. In particular, he's struggling against left-handed pitching, batting just .214 after feasting on southpaws in 2014.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAMCold5/26/2015 3:20:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday's game against Oakland due to a strained groin and will now miss a second straight game.
Insight: Cabrera hasn't done little this season for fantasy owners to get excited about. He's hitting just .214 with two homers and 11 RBI. There are better options out there.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL5/26/2015 3:06:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy left Monday's game with back tightness, but is back in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Hardy got a late start to the season and hasn't found his swing. He's batting just .190 through 58 at-bats and shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups at this point.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN5/26/2015 3:03:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Phillips slashing .299/.337/.357 with two home runs and 18 RBI. Kristopher Negron will get the start, but Zack Cozart will jump up to the leadoff spot to add to his fantasy value.
Manny Machado, 3B, BALHot5/26/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is 5-for-8 (.625) with a double, triple and a pair of home runs against Houston right-hander Scott Feldman.
Insight: Machado is in the middle of an eight-game hitting streak. He is having a nice season, slashing .287/.350/.471 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 157 at-bats this season. Start him.
Brett Lawrie, 2B, OAK5/26/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Brett Lawrie has missed the last three games due to back tightness, but is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Lawrie is hitting a respectable .279 with two home runs, 19 RBI and 11 runs scored, but he's no Josh Donaldson, the guy he replaced.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA5/25/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano had two RBI Monday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: He had two hits in four at-bats, but is still just hitting .253 with 13 RBI overall. If there was ever a time to buy low on Cano, it is now.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/25/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-4 with a homer on Monday night.
Insight: Alvarez scored two runs and the homer was his ninth of the year. He is hitting .241 with 21 RBI overall.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/25/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson smacked his 10th homer of the season.
Insight: Donaldson finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored. He is batting .300 with 10 homers and 29 RBI this season.
Jhonny Peralta, SS, STL5/25/2015 7:52:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta was the hero Monday against Arizona.
Insight: Peralta hit a walk-off homer in the 10th to lift St. Louis 3-2. It was his second hit in four at-bats, and Peralta is now hitting .304 with seven homers and 23 RBI overall.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/25/2015 7:50:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana hit a home run and walked twice on Monday afternoon.
Insight: Santana finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored. He is now hitting .224 with five home runs and 24 RBI so far this season.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEXHot5/25/2015 7:45:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder had another big game on Monday.
Insight: Fielder went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, and three runs. He clearly still has it, and is now batting .298 with nine homers and 35 RBI overall.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN5/25/2015 7:37:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe smacked a homer on Monday afternoon.
Insight: He finished 2-for-5 with the homer being a three-ruin shot. Plouffe is not hitting .270 with seven homers and 25 RBI so far this season.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC5/25/2015 7:23:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a homer during Monday's loss to Washington.
Insight: He accounted for Chicago's lone run, and it was his sixth of the year. Bryant is hitting .282 with 30 RBI overall.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL5/25/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado smacked a three-run homer Monday against the Reds.
Insight: He finished 3-for-4 with the big blast. Arenado is now hitting .287 with nine homers and 28 RBI. He needs to be active everywhere.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI5/25/2015 4:23:00 PM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley recorded two RBI during Monday's loss to the Mets.
Insight: Utley finished the game 2-for-3, and has really picked it up after an abysmal start. He is batting just .183, but does have 21 RBI.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY5/25/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 3-for-4 with a homer Monday afternoon.
Insight: The homer was a two-run shot, and he also added another RBI during Monday's route. Headly is batting .255 with six homers and 21 RBI overall.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL5/25/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy left Monday's game with back tightness.
Insight: Everth Cabrera will take over, but he's a one-trick pony - steals. Hardy should be thought of as day-to-day.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR5/25/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) has been activated on Monday as expected and is back in the lineup, leading off.
Insight: Reyes has played just 16 games this season. Monitor his progress, but he will be a safe start immediately, considering how weak the position is this season.
Jung-Ho Kang, IF, PITHot5/25/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jung-Ho Kang is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: It appears that the Pirates have finally realized that Kang is a better option than Jordy Mercer, but he still needs a day off every now and then. Kang is batting .304 with an .804 OPS, Mercer is hitting .177 with a .454 OPS.
James Loney, 1B, TAM5/25/2015 3:05:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney has been placed on the disabled list with a broken finger.
Insight: Loney has never been a great fantasy option because of his lack of power, but he was hitting .275 with 11 RBI and 11 runs in 30 games. The Rays likely will use a combination of players to replace Loney.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAMCold5/25/2015 3:01:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday's game against Oakland due to a strained groin and is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cabrera hasn't done little this season for fantasy owners to get excited about. He's hitting just .214 with two homers and 11 RBI. There are better options out there.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR5/25/2015 2:13:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) has been activated on Monday as expected.
Insight: Reyes has played just 16 games this season. Monitor his progress, but he will be a safe start immediately, considering how weak the position is this season.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK5/25/2015 1:39:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) has been activated for Monday's game, but is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: He had been targeting May 25. Zobrist has always hit for a mediocre average, but still been productive for fantasy owners. Plus, he's a multi-position eligible player.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/25/2015 12:28:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is not in Monday's starting lineup versus Oakland and right-hander Jesse Hahn.
Insight: Cabrera is on a 12-game hitting streak, including a doule and home run on Sunday. He is slashing .344/.446/.613 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 163 at-bats this season. Cabrera should be back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/25/2015 11:39:00 AM
Description: Fantasy owners are hoping Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval comes back on Monday versus Ricky Nolasco. Update: Sandoval is in the starting lineup.
Insight: Sandoval is 10-for-21 with three homers in his matchups with the Twins right-hander. He's been a solid fantasy option batting .273 with five homers and 17 RBI in 39 games and replaced injured Brock Holt Sunday night so we knew he was close to returning.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL5/25/2015 11:38:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on May 16, did not fly with the team on their road trip to Cincinnati and then Philadelphia.
Insight: Given Morneau's past history with concussions, this should not be a surprise. he could always meet them later, but for now expect to be without him for a while longer.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC5/25/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Cubs second baseman Addison Russell is back in the lineup on Monday.
Insight: Russell is batting .268 at home and just .224 on the road, so he's going to have to be platooned by fantasy owners until he proves he can hit the ball away from the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL5/25/2015 10:38:00 AM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will take Monday off with Steve Pearce getting the start at 1B.
Insight: Davis would have been a tough start against Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Davis has been feat or famine this season with eight homers, but 62 strikeouts in 146 at-bats.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/25/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Fantasy owners are hoping Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval comes back on Monday versus Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Sandoval is 10-for-21 with three homers in his matchups with the Twins right-hander. He's been a solid fantasy option batting .273 with five homers and 17 RBI in 39 games and replaced injured Brock Holt Sunday night so we know he is close to returning.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAMCold5/25/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday's game against Oakland due to a strained groin.
Insight: Cabrera hasn't done little this season for fantasy owners to get excited about. He's hitting just .214 with two homers and 11 RBI. There are better options out there.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET5/25/2015 8:58:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Saturday's game against the Astros with a bruised left knee and missed Sunday's game as well.
Insight: Consider the shortstop day-to-day. Iglesias has put together a surprising season, batting .333 with an .811 OPS. Still, as a bottom-of-the-order guy in Detroit, his fantasy value is limited.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/25/2015 8:54:00 AM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was not in Sunday's starting lineup, but did replace injured Brock Holt at third base later in the game.
Insight: Sandoval is obviously very close to returning to the starting lineup. He's been a solid fantasy option batting .273 with five homers and 17 RBI in 39 games.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR5/24/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) will be activated on Monday.
Insight: Reyes has played just 16 games this season. Monitor his progress, but he will be a safe start immediately.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI5/24/2015 7:04:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt smacked a homer Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Goldschmidt has been fantastic this season. He is batting .333 with 12 homers and 38 RBI on the year.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN5/24/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had a huge afternoon Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Dozier finished 2-for-5 with two homers, four RBI, and two runs scored. He is hitting .253 with eight homers and 24 RBI.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL5/24/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter hit a home run during Sunday's win over Kansas City.
Insight: Carpenter also scored two runs and had two RBI. He is now hitting .323 with eight homers and 27 RBI this season.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS5/24/2015 5:41:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 4-for-4 with two runs scored in the, 6-1, victory over the Angels on Sunday.
Insight: Bogaerts had three singles and a double. He scored on Mike Napoli's home run in the second and Napoli's double in the eighth. Bogaerts is hitting .290 with two home runs, 15 RBI and 19 runs in 145 at-bats this season.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS5/24/2015 5:31:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli appears to be finally finding his stroke as he hit another home run and doubled versus the Angels on Sunday.
Insight: Napoli hit a pair of bombs on Saturday and one on Friday, so he has four in three games. Napoli's home run was a two-run blast, and he drove in two more on a double in the eighth. Boston won, 6-1. Napoli is 9-for-21 with five home runs in the last six games.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL5/24/2015 5:27:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado scored both of Baltimore's runs in the loss to the Marlins on Sunday.
Insight: Machado was 1-for-4 with a walk, scoring on a sacrifice fly in the sixth and a ground out in the eighth. Machado is having a nice season, slashing .286/.347/.474 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 154 at-bats this season.
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA5/24/2015 5:25:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs in the, 5-2, victory over the Orioles on Sunday.
Insight: Prado grounded into a fielder's choice in the third that scored a run and then hit a solo homer in the fifth. He also had a single. Prado is hitting .278/.314/.361 with three home runs and 19 RBi in 180 at-bats this season.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/24/2015 5:24:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana was 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored in the, 5-2, victory over the Reds on Sunday.
Insight: Santana scored in the third on David Murphy's single. Santana then picked up his RBI on a single in the eighth. He is batting .221 with four home runs and 23 RBI in 140 at-bats this season.
Wilmer Flores, SS, NYM5/24/2015 5:16:00 PM
Description: Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores had two hits and New York's only RBI in the, 9-1, loss to the Pirates on Sunday.
Insight: Flores had an RBI-single in the fifth to cut the Pittsburgh lead to, 2-1, but the Pirates scored eight runs over the next three innings. Flores is batting .252 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 139 at-bats this season.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/24/2015 5:10:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera hit his 11th home run of the season on Sunday against the Astros.
Insight: Cabrera went 2-for-5 with the solo home run and two RBI versus Houston. He is slashing .344/.446/.613 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 163 at-bats this season.
Ryan Goins, 2B, TOR5/24/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins had three RBI in the, 8-2, victory over the Mariners on Sunday.
Insight: Goins had a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Blue Jays a, 2-1, lead. They didn't trail again. He also walked in a run during the four-run seventh for Toronto. Goins is hitting .248 with one home run, 11 RBI and eight runs in 101 at-bats this season.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA5/24/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager hit a solo home run in the loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: Seager was 2-for-4 on the day with an RBI and two runs, but Seattle lost, 8-2. Seager is hitting .270 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 159 at-bats this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR5/24/2015 4:14:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the, 8-2, victory over the Mariners on Sunday.
Insight: Encarnacion gave Toronto a, 4-1, lead with his homer in the fifth. He also had a single. Encarnacion is slashing .241/.325/.494 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI in 166 at-bats this season.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LOS5/24/2015 3:16:00 PM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick is 15-for-29 with seven extra-base hits and three RBI in his career against Padres starter James Shields.
Insight: That makes Kendrick a great daily play on Sunday. His slash line versus Shields is .517/.533/.818. He has four doubles, two triples and a home run. Start him.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/24/2015 1:12:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams will not start on Sunday against the Royals.
Insight: Adams also didn't start on Saturday, but there isn't anything wrong with him. Adams is batting .233 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 133 at-bats this season.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN5/24/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is just 5-for-28 with seven strikeouts in his career versus the White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Insight: That's good for a .179 batting average. Two of those five hits are a double and home run, and Dozier does have four RBI, but based on the batting average, it is best to find another second base option on Sunday.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN5/24/2015 12:06:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is 9-for-23 (.391) in his career against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.
Insight: Mauer also has two home runs and five RBI versus Quintana, so despite the lefty versus lefty matchup, Mauer is a good start on Sunday.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/24/2015 11:41:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career .359 hitter against the Astros starter Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Cabrera is 14-for-39 with three home runs and eight RBI versus Hernandez. As always, start Cabrera.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DET5/24/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a career .182 hitter against Astros starter Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Kinsler is 4-for-22 with six strikeouts versus Hernandez. Kinsler is also 2-for-19 in his last five games, so it would be better to go with another second base option on Sunday.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI5/24/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is not in the starting lineup versus the Nationals on Sunday.
Insight: Howard will not start due to Gio Gonzalez starting for Washington. That's too bad because Howard is 8-for-18 with three home runs in his last four games.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI5/24/2015 11:34:00 AM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Utley is not starting due to the lefty Gio Gonzalez on the mound. Cesar Hernandez is starting at second base.
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM5/24/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada is starting at third base on Sunday against the Pirates.
Insight: New York received word that David Wright has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, which if it becomes very serious, could be career ending. Manager Terry Collins said Tejada will make multiple starts at third base and could settle in there until Wright can hopefully return.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT5/24/2015 11:27:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is not starting on Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: Clint Hurdle is really mixing it up with left-hander Jon Niese on the mound. Sean Rodriguez is at first base, Jose Tabata is in right, Jung Ho Kang is at third base, Jordy Mercer is at shortstop and Josh Harrison is at second base. Walker is hitting .253 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 154 at-bats this season.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/24/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is getting an off day on Sunday versus the Mets.
Insight: New York is starting lefty Jon Niese, so this should be expected. Alvarez very rarely starts against lefties. That's too bad because Alvarez has two home runs this week. Sean Rodriguez is starting at first base.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU5/24/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Marwin Gonzalez is starting at second base for the Astros on Sunday. Altuve is hitting .294 with five home runs, 25 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 180 at-bats this season.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/24/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Sandoval hasn't started since he took a pitch off the left knee on Tuesday. He has pinched hit since then, though, so he could do that again on Sunday.
Daniel Descalso, 2B, STL5/24/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Rockies shortstop Daniel Descalso hit a two-run home run in the, 5-3, victory over the Giants in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Insight: Descalso was 1-for-3 with three RBI. His first RBI came on a ground out in the fourth and then the homer came in the sixth. Descalso is hitting .200 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 55 at-bats this season.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC5/24/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo had an incredible night in Arizona as Chicago beat the Diamondbacks, 9-6, on Saturday.
Insight: Rizzo hit the game-winning three-run homer in the ninth. He also had a three-run double in the fifth, so he was 2-for-5 with six RBI. Rizzo is hitting .322 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 152 at-bats this season.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL5/23/2015 11:13:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was 2-for-6 in the extra-inning loss to the Marlins on Saturday.
Insight: Machado had a single, double and struck out twice. The Orioles, however, lost, 1-0. Machado is hitting .287 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 150 at-bats.
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA5/23/2015 11:12:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado had the game-winning RBI in the, 1-0, 13-inning victory over the Orioles on Saturday.
Insight: Prado singled in the 13th to score Adeiny Hechavarria. Prado was 1-for-5 in the game. He is hitting .273/.310/.341 with two home runs and 17 RBI in 176 at-bats this season.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS5/23/2015 11:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hit a pair of bombs in the, 8-3, victory over the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: His second home run gave Boston the lead for good. Napoli went 2-for-3 in the game with three RBI and two runs. He also walked. Perhaps this will get Napoli going. He is hitting just .193 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 135 at-bats this season.
Brandon Crawford, SS, SFG5/23/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford went 2-for-5 with three RBI in the, 10-8, victory over the Rockies in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
Insight: Crawford had an RBI-single in the fourth and then a two-run triple in the fifth. Crawford also scored in the fourth. He has been one of the biggest surprises this season as he is hitting .303/.385/.514 with six home runs, 31 RBI and 22 runs in 142 at-bats this season.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFGHot5/23/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had a two-run double in the, 10-8, victory in the first game of a doubleheader against the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Belt hit his double to deep left center to score Joe Panik and Angel Pagan. Belt also had a single as he went 2-for-5 in the game. Belt is hitting .320 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 128 at-bats this season.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KAN5/23/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Saturday's game with a bruised collar bone according to the Kansas City Star.
Insight: Moustakas took a grounder up around the neck in the fifth inning. Christian Colon will finish the game at third base for Kansas City. Moustakas was 1-for-2 with a double before he left.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL5/23/2015 9:22:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had an RBI-double in the, 3-2, 11-inning victory over the Brewers on Saturday.
Insight: Freeman was 1-for-4 in the game. He is hitting .301/.367/.491 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 163 at-bats this season.
Jace Peterson, SS, ATL5/23/2015 9:19:00 PM
Description: Braves second baseman Jace Peterson had the game-winning single in the 11th as Atlanta defeate Milwaukee, 3-2.
Insight: Peterson was 2-for-6 with the RBI. He is hitting .264 with one home run and 18 RBI in 129 at-bats this season.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE5/23/2015 7:43:00 PM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had the game-winning double in the, 2-1, victory over the Reds on Saturday.
Insight: Kipnis was 2-for-4 with the double coming in the eighth. Michael Bourn scored on the hit. Kipnis is having an incredible May, hitting .463/.546/.732 with three home runs and 12 RBI.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS5/23/2015 7:32:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond had the only RBI for Washington in the, 8-1, loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Insight: Desmond had an RBI-double that scored Michael Taylor in the eighth. Desmond was 1-for-4 and is slashing .246/.299/.392 with four home runs and 14 RBI in 171 at-bats this season.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI5/23/2015 7:26:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in the, 8-1, rout against the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Howard hit an RBI-double in the third and a a solo home run in the fifth. After hitting just .194 in April, Howard is slashing .319/.364/.625 with six home runs and 13 RBI in May. His season totals are up to .268 average, 10 home runs and 23 RBI in 149 at-bats.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT5/23/2015 7:06:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison had a great game at the plate on his bobblehead day.
Insight: The first 20,000 fans at PNC Park on Saturday received a Harrison bobblehead, and the third baseman celebrated his day going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run in the, 8-2, victory over the Mets on Saturday. After nearly losing his job due to a posting a batting average below .180 through April, Harrison is hitting .261 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 153 at-bats.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/23/2015 7:03:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez hit another bomb, his eighth of the season, as Pittsburgh beat the New York Mets, 8-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Alvarez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run. He also had an RBI-double. Alvarez hits his homers in bunches, and he has three in the last seven games, so he is a great daily option for the time being.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM5/23/2015 7:01:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was 3-for-4 with an RBI in the loss to the Pirates on Saturday.
Insight: Murphy had an RBI-ground out in the fourth to cut the Pirates lead to two, but Pittsburgh added four more runs in the bottom of the inning. Murphy is hitting .259 with three home runs and 23 RBI this season.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET5/23/2015 6:24:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Saturday's game against the Astros with a bruised left knee.
Insight: Iglesias hit his knee against Chris Carter's knee in the third. Iglesias didn't leave right away, but Hernan Perez pinch ran for him when Iglesias singled in the fifth. Consider the shortstop day-to-day.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEXHot5/23/2015 5:03:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs in the, 15-4, victory over the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: Fielder drove in two runs on a single in the third, which opened the flood gates. Texas scored 10 runs in that frame. Fielder also hit a two-run bomb in the seventh. He has three bombs in the last two days. Fielder is hitting .351 with eight home runs and 30 RBI in 171 at-bats this season.
Chris Colabello, 1B, TORHot5/23/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello hit a solo home run in the, 3-2, loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Insight: Colabello has a four-game hitting streak and has two straight games with a homer. He is hitting .379 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 66 at-bats this season. Colabello might be worth a look in deeper leagues.
Willie Bloomquist, SS, SEA5/23/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: Mariners infielder Willie Bloomquist hit the game-winning two-run double in the third as Seattle defeated Toronto, 3-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Bloomquist only has 38 at-bats this season, but he came into the game 20-for-44 in his career versus Mark Buehrle, so Bloomquist was a great daily play. He rewarded those who rolled the dice on him as he had a two-run double in the third inning that proved to be the game-winner.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/23/2015 3:39:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Sandoval left Tuesday's game after he took a pitch in the left knee and has just one pinch-hit appearance since. Brock Holt (.294, 1 HR, 11 RBI) will start at third base.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK5/23/2015 2:56:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) is expected to be activated on Monday, according to A's beat writer John Hickey.
Insight: He had been targeting May 25. Zobrist has always hit for a mediocre average, but still been productive for fantasy owners. Plus, he's a multi-position eligible player.
David Wright, 3B, NYM5/23/2015 2:42:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright was looking at an early June return, but apparently suffered a setback, according to NY Newsday's Marc Carig.
Insight: Wright suffered a right hamstring strain and then hurt his back while rehabbing the hamstring. he apparently injured the back again which should push his rehab back at least another week. He's played just eight games this season, but was batting .333 at the time of the injury.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN5/23/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Mauer is hitting .283 with one home run and 25 RBI in 159 at-bats this season. It's just his second day off all season. Trevor Plouffe will start at 1B with Eduardo Escobar at the hot corner.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/23/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was not in Friday's starting lineup, but is back at the top of the lineup for Saturday.
Insight: Donaldson has been a force this season, batting .305 with nine homers, 28 RBI and 31 runs scored.
Willie Bloomquist, SS, SEA5/23/2015 11:57:00 AM
Description: Mariners infielder Willie Bloomquist could get a rare start on Saturday and if he does, he might be worth a flier.
Insight: Bloomquist is a career .455 hitter versus Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle (20-for-44) with nine extra-base hits and a 1.160 OPS. He's only seen 34 at-bats all season, so this would be a 'Hail Mary." Update: Bloomquist is in the starting lineup playing right field and batting second.
Jung-Ho Kang, IF, PITHot5/23/2015 11:26:00 AM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jung-Ho Kang has pushed his batting average up to .310 with his current five-game hitting streak.
Insight: It appears that the Pirates have finally realized that Kang is a better option than Jordy Mercer. We have thought so for a while now.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COLCold5/23/2015 10:54:00 AM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is just 1-for-15 versus the Giants' starter Yusmeiro Petit.
Insight: Tulowitzki is just 4-for-27 over the past seven games. This isn't the matchup for him to turn it around.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS5/23/2015 10:50:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .417 hitter (10-for-24) against Angeles left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Pedroia has five homers, 16 RBI, 16 runs and is hitting .280 this season. he went 3-for-5 in the series opener on Friday night. It doesn't hurt that the wind will be blowing out to right at 13 mph this evening.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN5/23/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is one of the few hitters with success against White Sox ace Chris Sale.
Insight: Dozier is a career .280 hitter (7-for-25) with three home runs in their matchups. Only Victor Martinez has more homers versus Sale (4).
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL5/23/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is a career .438 hitter (7-for-16) with a pair of home runs versus Braves starter Shelby Miller.
Insight: Ramirez homered twice this week, but is hitless in the first two games of the series with the Braves.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI5/23/2015 10:42:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard may be hitting well right now, but he's 3-for-21 with eight strikeouts versus Nat's starter Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: Howard is batting .257 with nine homers and 21 RBI this season, surprisingly good totals, but fantasy owners should avoid him Saturday in this unfavorable matchup.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS5/23/2015 10:19:00 AM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez was hit by a pitch in Friday night's game, but fortunately results were negative.
Insight: Ramirez should be considered day-to-day, but it appears this one won't be too serious.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/22/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols returned in fine fashion on Friday night.
Insight: Pujols missed the past two games, but smacked a homer on Friday. He has eight home runs and 16 RBI so far this season.
Munenori Kawasaki, SS, TOR5/22/2015 2:43:00 PM
Description: Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki will start at 2B on Friday.
Insight: Kawasaki was just called up on Friday morning. Steve Tolleson has been playing most of the time for injured Devon Travis, batting .278 with eight runs scored in 36 at-bats.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/22/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Donaldson has been a force this season, batting .305 with nine homers, 28 RBI and 31 runs scored. Danny Valencia will make the rare start at 3B.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI5/22/2015 1:32:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins was not in Thursday's starting lineup and should not be in any fantasy lineups for Friday's matchup against Andrew Cashner.
Insight: Rollins is only batting .197 this season and is hitless in 12 at-bats versus Cashner. Stay away.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOSHot5/22/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is a .357 hitter (10-for-28) against Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner.
Insight: That includes four home runs. He has excellent season-long numbers (.345, 9 HR, 32 RBI, 1.070 OPS).
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL5/22/2015 1:26:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is hitless in 14 plate appearances versus the Giants' Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Tulowitzki does have four walks, but that's not going to help fantasy owners. Tulo is just 3-for22 over the past six games. This isn't the matchup for him to turn it around.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAMCold5/22/2015 1:22:00 PM
Description: Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is hitless in 12 career tries versus Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Cabrera hasn't done much this season, so fantasy owners shouldn't be using him anyway. he's hitting just .209 with two homers and 11 RBI.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI5/22/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard may be hitting well right now, but he's 0-for-7 with six strikeouts versus Friday's starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Howard is batting .328 for the month of May with four homers an 10 RBI. Both fantasy owners and Ruben Amaro Jr. should sell high while he it hitting this well.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/22/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Travis had already missed five games in a row, so this wasn't a big surprise. He's been a very good fantasy asset this season, batting .271 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 24 runs. Steve Tolleson has been getting Travis' playing time.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR5/21/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion smacked a homer Thursday against the Angels.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats, and he finished with three RBI on the night. Encarnacion is now hitting .231 with 10 homers and 28 RBI overall.
David Freese, 3B, ANA5/21/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Angels third baseman David Freese had a homer and three RBI on Thursday night.
Insight: Freese finished the game 2-for-4 and is now hitting .233 with eight homers and 25 RBI so far this season.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL5/21/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had two RBI Thursday against the Brewers.
Insight: Freeman finished 2-for-5 with a run scored as well. He is now hitting .306 with five homers and 21 RBI overall.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/21/2015 6:06:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is back in the lineup for Thursday's contest against the White Sox.
Insight: Santana missed the past four games with back spasms, but is ready to roll for Thursday night.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/21/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is expected to avoid the disabled list.
Insight: This is according to manager John Gibbons. Travis will miss his fifth straight game on Thursday, but should still be considered day-to-day.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/21/2015 3:34:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Wednesday's game with a left hand contusion andf is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Consider Pujols day-to-day for now.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/21/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in the lineup again on Thursday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Sandoval left Tuesday's game after he took a pitch in the left knee. Tests came back negative, so consider him day-to-day.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL5/21/2015 2:05:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on May 16, is not expected to be ready when he is first eligible to come off the list.
Insight: Given Morneau's past history with concussions, this should not be a surprise.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI5/21/2015 12:56:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins is not in Thursday's starting lineup, Enrique Hernandez will get the start.
Insight: Rollins is only batting .192 this season and just 2-for-15 over the past four games so can probably use a day on the bench.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHIHot5/21/2015 12:44:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is batting .328 for the month of May with four homers an 10 RBI.
Insight: Both fantasy owners and Ruben Amaro Jr. should sell high while he it hitting this well.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COLCold5/21/2015 12:38:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: No injuries, just a rest day. Arenado has seven home runs and 19 RBI while hitting .265 in 136 at-bats this season, but he's struggled of late, batting just .178 over the last dozen games.
Alexei Ramirez, SS, CWS5/21/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez is a stunning 8-for-10 against Cleveland starter Danny Salazar.
Insight: Ramirez is struggling this season, batting just .235 with two homers and 18 RBI. Fantasy owners are hoping he can repeat his 2014 numbers (.273, 15 HR, 74 RBI, 82 runs, 21 SB).
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS5/21/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is a lifetime .417 hitter (10-for-24) against Texas starter Wandy Rodriguez.
Insight: Ramirez left Tuesday's game for precautionary reasons after a slide appeared to injury his leg, but returned to play on Wednesday so should be good to go.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS5/21/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is an ugly .114 hitter (4-for-35) against Giants left-hander Madson Bumgarner.
Insight: Ad in that he's just 2-for-14 over the past four games and you should avoid this unfavorable matchup, despite his excellent season-long numbers (.345, 9 HR, 32 RBI, 1.075 OPS).
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/21/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career 9-for-16 (.563) against Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Even for Cabrera that's pretty good. Miggy is currently on an eight-game hitting streak to raise his average to .331 with 10 homers, 30 RBI and 23 runs scored. He's a good choice on most days and a great choice on Thursday afternoon.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA5/21/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano is 12-for-28 (.429) with a couple of home runs versus Baltimore starter Chris Tillman.
Insight: Beware, it's likely that this game will have to deal with rain for most of the afternoon and into the early evening.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS5/21/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon hit in the batting cage and took ground balls this week.
Insight: Rendon hasn't play this season due to a knee and an oblique injury. He's been brought along very slowly and isn't likely to return to the Nationals before June. He was a fantasy stud last season (.287, 21 HR, 83 RBI, 111 runs, 17 SB) and fantasy owners are likely getting frustrated by the delay in his return.
David Wright, 3B, NYM5/21/2015 10:45:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is looking at an early June return if he can avoid anymore setbacks.
Insight: Wright suffered a right hamstring strain and then hurt his back while rehabbing the hamstring. He's played just eight games this season, but was batting .333 at the time of the injury.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR5/21/2015 10:35:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) is expected to be activated on Monday.
Insight: Reyes will begin a short rehab assignment on Thursday. He's batting just .250 this season, but the Blue Jays could use him at the top of the lineup.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK5/21/2015 10:25:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) has been sent out on a rehab assignment.
Insight: He's hoping to return around May 25. Zobrist has always hit for a mediocre average, but still been productive for fantasy owners. Plus, he's a multi-position eligible player.
Everth Cabrera, SS, BAL5/21/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop Everth Cabrera (disabled list due to a bruised left foot) could be activated as soon as Friday.
Insight: J.J. Hardy is back and healthy, so Cabrera's role will be as a utility infielder without much fantasy value.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET5/21/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is out of the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros.
Insight: Just a rest day for Iglesias. He's batting .328 with an .808 OPS and six stolen bases. Solid numbers from a bottom of the order guy. Andrew Romine will get the start and he's batting .346 this season in limited action.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI5/21/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Goldschmidt is just getting a routine day off. He's off his game of late, batting just .167 (4-for-24) over his last six games.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/20/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams had a homer and three RBI during Wednesday's victory against the Mets.
Insight: Adams went 2-for-5 and is now batting .250 with four homers and 18 RBI overall.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/20/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Wednesday's game with a left hand contusion.
Insight: This is good news. Consider Pujols day-to-day for now.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/20/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis is not in the lineup once again on Wednesday.
Insight: This will be Travis' fourth straight game in which he is sidelined since leaving Saturday's game with a shoulder issue. Steve Tolleson will start again at second base for Toronto.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY5/20/2015 5:49:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez will not play once again on Wednesday against the Nationals.
Insight: New York is playing by National League rules, so Rodriguez will be limited to a pinch hitting role. He struck out in a pinch hit appearance versus Washington on Tuesday.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS5/20/2015 3:15:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is back in the lineup on Wednesday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Ramirez left Tuesday's game for precautionary reasons after a slide. He is hitting .276 with 10 home runs and 22 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/20/2015 3:14:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in the lineup on Wednesday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Sandoval left Tuesday's game after he took a pitch in the left knee. Tests came back negative, so consider him day-to-day.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/20/2015 1:07:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has two career home runs and four RBI versus Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Cabrera is 4-for-13 (.308) against Lohse with two of those hits being home runs. He also has two walks and two strikeouts. As always, start Miggy on Wednesday.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/20/2015 1:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is 2-for-13 with a double in his career versus Angels pitcher Jered Weaver.
Insight: Donaldson also has two RBI, but his .154 batting average will probably keep owners away on Wednesday.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA5/20/2015 12:29:00 PM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager has just one hit in 17 at-bats versus Orioler starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Seager also has a walk and four strikeouts versus Chen. Avoid this matchup on Wednesday.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS5/20/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a walk versus the Giants on Tuesday.
Insight: Los Angeles, though, was shut out, so Gonzalez wasn't able to score or drive in a run. Gonzalez is having a great season, slashing .355/.430/.674 with nine home runs and 32 RBI in 138 at-bats this season.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL5/20/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was 1-for-3 with a two-run double in the, 6-5, victory over the Phillies on Tuesday.
Insight: Tulowitzki has been disappointing for fantasy owners. He is hitting .285 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 123 at-bats.
Brett Lawrie, 2B, TOR5/19/2015 11:42:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Brett Lawrie had three hits and an RBI in the loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Lawrie hit a bloop single in the ninth to score catcher Stephen Vogt. He also had a double. Lawrie is hitting .268 with two home runs, 16 RBI and 11 runs in 153 at-bats this season.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS5/19/2015 11:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez exited Tuesday's game against the Rangers with a left leg injury according to the Boston Herald.
Insight: Ramirez was likely removed for precautionary reasons. Consider him day-to-day.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/19/2015 11:06:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval left Tuesday's game with a knee injury, but tests on his knee came back negative according to the Boston Herald.
Insight: Sandoval should be considered day-to-day. He is hitting .269 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY5/19/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks on Tuesday night.
Insight: his homer has a two-run shot, and he now has 12 home runs and 30 RBI, while batting .258 so far this season.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS5/19/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Nationals 3B/LF/1B Ryan Zimmerman hit a walk-off homer Tuesday against the Yankees.
Insight: It was his lone hit in five at-bats, and it was a two-run shot. Zimmerman is hitting .242 with five homers and 31 RBI this season.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KAN5/19/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was 3-for-4 with two RBI in the, 3-0, victory over the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: Moustakas had RBI-doubles in the fifth and seventh innings. He has continued his hot season, hitting .331 with four home runs, 10 RBI and 25 runs in 145 at-bats this season.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN5/19/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer had a three-run single in the second inning as Minnesota beat Pittsburgh, 8-5.
Insight: On a 3-2 pitch, Mauer hit a ground ball to where the shortstop normally would be, but with the Pirates in a shift, the hit went down as a single. Brian Dozier was hustling all the way from first and second because Pirates right fielder Starling Marte was a bit lazy with his throw. It all led to a very unusual three-run single. Mauer is hitting .282 with no home runs and 23 RBI in 149 at-bats this season.
Jung-Ho Kang, IF, PIT5/19/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Jung-ho Kang had three hits in the, 8-5, loss to the Twins on Tuesday.
Insight: The Pittsburgh No. 5-7 hitters combined to go 8-for-14 in the game, which allowed Pittsburgh to creep back into this one even though they fell behind, 7-0. Kang was 3-for-5 and is proving to be fantasy relevant. He is hitting .320 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 75 at-bats this season. If he continues to start at shortstop or third base, he should get a lot more looks in fantasy leagues.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN5/19/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the, 8-5, victory over the Pirates on Tuesday.
Insight: Minnesota jumped all over ex-Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano, who allowed seven runs in two innings. Plouffe capped off the six-run second with his two-run bomb. He is hitting .261/.340/.455 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Mark Reynolds, 1B, STL5/19/2015 9:57:00 PM
Description: Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a homer on Tuesday night.
Insight: He scored two runs and is now hitting .267 with three homers and 12 RBI. His limited opportunities make him only worthy of the waiver wire.
Jimmy Paredes, 3B, HOU5/19/2015 9:52:00 PM
Description: Orioles infielder Jimmy Paredes smashed a homer during Tuesday's win over Seattle.
Insight: Paredes went 2-for-5 with four RBI. He is now hitting a solid .346 with 22 RBI this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/19/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit his ninth homer of the season during Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
Insight: He led off the bottom of the first with a solo shot and added a sac fly in the fifth. Donaldson is hitting .316 with nine homers and 28 RBI overall.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/19/2015 5:28:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is not in the lineup again on Tuesday versus the White Sox.
Insight: Santana was a late scratch on Monday due to back spasms. He still isn't in the lineup for the same reason. Brandon Moss will start at first and Nick Swisher at designated hitter.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/19/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Mets.
Insight: No surprise here with lefty Jon Niese starting for the Mets. Mark Reynolds is at first.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/19/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is out of the lineup again on Tuesday.
Insight: He left Saturday's game with the issue and it seems Toronto is being cautious. Consider Travis day-to-day. Steve Tolleson, who has back-to-back multi-hit games, will play second and bat eighth.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT5/19/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Twins.
Insight: This could be the end of Mercer's usefulness. Jung Ho Kang (.300, 2 HR, 9 RBI in 70 at-bats) will start at shortstop.
Rafael Furcal, 2B, KAN5/19/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Infielder Rafael Furcal has appeanrtly announced his retirement.
Insight: Fooled me, I thought he had retired about a decade ago. OK, a slight exaggeration, but he hasn't been fantasy worthy since 2009 in Los Angeles.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/19/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is just a .077 hitter (1-for-13) against yuesday's starter Hector Santiago.
Insight: Donaldson is hitting the ball very well these days - .316, a .921 OPS and eight home runs and 26 RBI this season, so he'll likely stay in the starting lineup, but isn't is a good matchup.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC5/19/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Diego due to illness.
Insight: Bryant has 24 RBI this season and since getting called up on April 17, only Bryce Harper has more. He's everything fantasy owners expected of him and hopefully he'll return to the lineup quickly.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY5/19/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is questionable for Tuesday's game against Washington due to a bruised right toe.
Insight: He took a pitch off the foot on Sunday, but x-rays were negative. Teixeira is now hitting .248 with 11 homers and 28 RBI. That's a solid start for a well-known second-half hitter.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL5/18/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez had a solo home run in the, 3-2, victory over the Tigers on Monday.
Insight: Ramirez was 1-for-4 in the game. The home run tied the game at two in the fourth, and the Brewers scored the winning run in the seventh. Ramirez is hitting .245 with four home runs and 13 RBI this season.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/18/2015 6:10:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is a late scratch in Monday's lineup due to back spasms.
Insight: Santana was out Sunday as well. Consider him day-to-day. Brandon Moss has been inserted into the lineup at first base.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL5/18/2015 5:46:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is back in the lineup on Monday versus the Phillies.
Insight: Tulowitzki missed games on Saturday and Sunday due to quad tightness. Based on Tulowitzki's injury-prone past, owners can't be too thrilled he is dealing with a quad issue.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/18/2015 4:45:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols was 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the loss to the Blue Jays on Monday.
Insight: Pujols hit the solo bomb in the fourth, which is his 527th homer of his career. Pujols is only slashing .237/.287/.424 in 139 at-bats this season, but he is 4-for-9 in the last two games and has 10 hits in the last 10 games.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFGHot5/18/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was 9-for-14) over the three-game series with Cincinnati.
Insight: Belt ability has never been questioned, just his ability to stay healthy and of the field. He's played 33 games this season and is batting .321 with a .901 OPS.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MILCold5/18/2015 11:44:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has been sent down to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Insight: he's never been able to match his 2013 season and the regression in 2015 (.154, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .403 OPS) forced this move. He can be dropped from fantasy rosters.
Erick Aybar, SS, ANA5/18/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Angels shortstop Erick Aybar is batting leadoff Monday afternoon.
Insight: Aybar started slowly, but has exploded in May, batting .351 in 15 games and the Angels will try to get him the extra at-bat at the top of the order. Kole Calhoun will bat cleanup.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR5/18/2015 11:38:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson will bat leadoff on Monday.
Insight: Donaldson is hitting .307 with a .905 OPS with eight home runs and 25 RBI this season. leadoff isn't going to help his RBI total.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/18/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is out of the lineup again on Monday afternoon.
Insight: He left Saturday's game with the issue and it seems Toronto is being cautious. Consider Travis day-to-day. Steve Tolleson will play second and bat eighth.
Chris Owings, SS, ARIHot5/18/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Arizona infielder Chris Owings is a stunning 9-for-14 (.643) against Miami starter Dan Haren.
Insight: Owings has been hitting well of late with five multi-hit games in the last six contests to raise his average to .270. He's a very good inexpensive play on Monday.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA5/17/2015 6:48:00 PM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager homers, knocked in two and scored twice on Sunday.
Insight: It was his fifth homer of the season. He's not playing up to expectations after delivering a 25 HR, 96 RBI season in 2015, but he did go 4-for-11 in the just completed three-game series versus the Red Sox.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM5/17/2015 5:36:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria led the offense with three RBI on Sunday.
Insight: Fantasy owners who keep hoping he'll develop into a superstar are disappointed, but Longoria is having a solid season, batting .274 with four homers, 17 RBI and 22 runs scored.
Luis Valbuena, SS, CLE5/17/2015 4:46:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena may not hit for much of an average, but on Sunday he bashed his 10th home run of the season.
Insight: Valbuena's career high is 16 home runs from a season ago and it appears that he'll improve on that number in 2015 as long as he keeps getting his at-bats. We'd like to see him hit closer to .250, however.
Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI5/17/2015 4:39:00 PM
Description: Phillies just-brought-up 3B Maikel Franco cracked his first home run on Sunday off reliever Randall Delgado.
Insight: He also added an RBI triple. He went 3-for-12 in his first three-game series.The 22-year-old Franco was batting .355/.384/.539 with four homers and 24 RBI over 151 plate appearances for Lehigh Valley. He's worth adding to fantasy rosters.
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, COL5/17/2015 3:32:00 PM
Description: D.J. LeMahieu is not in Sunday's starting lineup. He'll be replaced by Rafael Ynoa.
Insight: LeMahieu batted .406 in 69 April at-bats, but has returned to reality by hitting just .171 in May.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL5/17/2015 3:28:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is out again for Sunday's contest.
Insight: He left Friday's contest with the injury, and Colorado will be cautious. Consider him day-to-day for now. Daniel Descalso is starting in his place, but has little fantasy value.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE5/17/2015 2:02:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is out for Sunday's contest.
Insight: Just a normal day of rest for Santana. Brandon Moss is getting the nod at first base.
Ike Davis, 1B, OAK5/17/2015 1:29:00 PM
Description: Oakland first baseman Ike Davis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He has strained left quad and the move is retroactive to May 14. Mark Canha and Max Muncy will continue to share time at first base.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/17/2015 12:40:00 PM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is just 1-for-11 lifetime against Jake Arrieta.
Insight: Alvarez could be in line for a long afternoon. Owners need to be aware of his numbers.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/17/2015 12:30:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is out Sunday.
Insight: He left Saturday's game with the issue and it seems Toronto is being cautious. Consider Travis day-to-day.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC5/17/2015 12:14:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is a career .469 hitter against A.J Burnett.
Insight: Castro is 15-for-32 against him with four RBI, giving him a great chance to have a productive game on Sunday.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN5/17/2015 12:10:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante is 7-for-18 lifetime against Chris Capuano.
Insight: Two of those hits are homers and Infante has three total RBI against. Infante could be a solid daily option for Sunday's game.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI5/17/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is out for Sunday's game against Arizona.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Howard. Darin Ruf will start at first.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI5/17/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: As is Carlos Ruiz and Freddy Galvis. Andres Blanco is starting for Utley, as Cameron Rupp and Cesar Hernandez are getting the nods for Ruiz and Galvis, respetctively.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL5/17/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is not in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Just a normal day of rest. Pedro Ciriaco will get the start at short.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE5/17/2015 8:38:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis had a big game Saturday versus Texas.
Insight: He went 3-for-6 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored. Kipnis is hitting .340 with four homers, 17 RBI, and 24 runs overall.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR5/16/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis left Saturday's game with a left shoulder issue.
Insight: Travis was 1-for-4 with a double before leaving in the seventh. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot5/16/2015 8:46:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been on fire of late.
Insight: He has three homers and eight RBI over the past three games, and is now has 10 homers and 29 RBI overall.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL5/16/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Insight: He has been dealing with this since the middle of the week, but should be fine once he returns to action.
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE5/16/2015 7:01:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Nick Swisher is not in the lineup versus the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Swisher was 3-for-4 with three RBI on Friday, but Terry Francona has elected to go with Brandon Moss in right field and David Murphy at DH. Swisher is hitting .265 with three doubles and three RBI in 34 at-bats this season.
Ike Davis, 1B, OAK5/16/2015 6:49:00 PM
Description: Oakland first baseman Ike Davis is still out of the lineup on Saturday.
Insight: He hasn't started a game since suffering a quad strain on Monday. He is expected to be held out through Sunday.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS5/16/2015 6:02:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli getting the day off Saturday.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Napoli, who will likely be back in the lineup on Sunday.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL5/16/2015 5:50:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (quad) is out for Saturday's contest.
Insight: He left Friday's contest with the injury, and Colorado will be cautious. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Didi Gregorius, SS, NYY5/16/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is not in the starting lineup on Saturday versus the Royals.
Insight: Gregorius is batting .202 with three extra-base hits, seven RBI and seven runs in 2014 at-bats this season. Stephen Drew is at shortstop on Saturday, and Jose Pirela is at second base.
Jace Peterson, SS, ATL5/16/2015 4:10:00 PM
Description: Braves second baseman Jace Peterson had a huge game during Saturday's victory over the Marlins.
Insight: Peterson hit his first career home run, which happened to be a grand slam. He finished 2-for-5 and is now hitting .276 with 13 RBI overall.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR5/16/2015 4:09:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is not in the starting lineup versus the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: Encarnacion is just getting the day off. Justin Smoak is starting at first base.
C.J. Cron, 1B, ANA5/16/2015 4:01:00 PM
Description: Angels DH C.J. Cron is not in the lineup against the Orioles on Saturday.
Insight: Cron is getting the day off. He is batting just .216 with one home run and six RBI this season.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/16/2015 1:08:00 PM
Description: Despite three hits on Friday, Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in the lineup on Saturday versus the Cubs.
Insight: Lefty Jon Lester is on the mound for Chicago, so this is an obvious move. Alvarez doesn't start against lefties. Corey Hart will start at first for Pittsburgh.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS5/16/2015 12:47:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is 17-for-46 with nine extra-base hits and 14 RBI in his career against Rockies starter Jore De La Rosa.
Insight: Gonzalez hasn't hit a home run in nine games, but he is still hitting a healthy .356 with nine home runs and 32 RBI in 132 at-bats this season. He is a must-start in all leagues.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN5/16/2015 12:37:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is a .500 career hitter with two home runs versus Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Frazier is 5-for-10 versus Vogelsong, so it's a small sample size, but judging by the fact Frazier has 12 home runs this season, he is a must start.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/16/2015 12:33:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is a .316 career hitter with one home run and eight RBI versus Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Pujols hit a home run on Friday, and with this favorable matchup, he should remain in fantasy lineups on Saturday.
Jhonny Peralta, SS, STL5/16/2015 12:01:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta doesn't have a hit in 13 at-bats against Tigers lefty David Price.
Insight: Peralta does have an RBI, but if owners have a better option, sit Peralta.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL5/16/2015 11:58:00 AM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Adams doesn't normally start versus lefties, and David Price is pitching for Detroit, but it seems to be more than that. Adams did start on Friday even with a right-hander on the mound. Adams has just one hit in his last 30 at-bats, so for now the Cardinals are going with Mark Reynolds at first base.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL5/16/2015 11:42:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is a career .556 hitter against Marlins starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Freeman is 10-for-18 with five doubles, one home run and four RBI versus Latos. Freeman is hitting .319 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 135 at-bats this season.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI5/16/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins was 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs in the, 6-4, victory over the Rockies on Friday.
Insight: Rollins hit a solo home run in the first and then had an RBI-single in the fifth. He is only batting .198 this season, but perhaps this is a breakout game for Rollins. It would be nice if this gets him going.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS5/16/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche went 1-for-3 with three RBI in the, 7-6, victory over the Athletics on Friday.
Insight: LaRoche walked with the bases loaded in the first and then had a two-run double in the seventh. He also came around to score the winning run in the same inning. LaRoche is hitting .238 with four home runs and 16 RBI in 101 at-bats this season.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET5/16/2015 12:11:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in the seventh as Detroit beat St. Louis, 10-4, on Friday.
Insight: Sound familar? Cabrera was also 3-for-5 on Thursday with two two-run home runs. He is 7-for-13 with three home runs and seven RBI in the last three games. Cabrera is slashing .338/.442/.592 with nine home runs and 28 RBI in 130 at-bats this season.
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE5/16/2015 12:08:00 AM
Description: Indians first baseman Nick Swisher had three hits and three RBI in the, 8-3, victory over the Rangers on Friday.
Insight: Swisher had an RBI-double in the first and then a two-run single in the fifth. Swisher has been a bit hot and cold since he returned from his disabled list stint. Overall, he is hitting .265 with three extra-base hits and three RBI in 34 at-bats.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEXHot5/16/2015 12:06:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer in the loss to the Indians on Friday.
Insight: Fielder and Adrian Beltre each had homers in the first inning as Texas took a, 3-2, lead after the first, but Cleveland scored six unanswered runs. Fielder was 1-for-4 in the game. He is hitting .345/.405/.507 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 142 at-bats this season.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL5/15/2015 11:43:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left Friday's game in the middle of the third inning for an unspecified reason according to the Orange County Register.
Insight: Trade rumors have been swirling around Tulowitzki, but this seems to be unrelated. The team, however, has not stated if Tulowitzki has an injury. Check back for updates.
Danny Valencia, 3B, TOR5/15/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Danny Valencia was 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.
Insight: Valencia only had 43 at-bats, but he is slashing .349/.364/.465. If he is available, he is worth picking up in standard leagues.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN5/15/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier had a home run and the game-winning sacrifice fly in the, 3-2, victory over the Rays on Friday.
Insight: Dozier tied the game with a solo bomb in the third and then his sacrifice fly in the seventh proved to be the game-winner. He was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run in the game. Dozier is batting .259 with five home runs and 18 RBI this season.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI5/15/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was 1-for-4 with two RBI in the loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Insight: Goldschmidt doubled in the seven to score two runs. That game Arizona a, 3-1, lead, but Philadelphia reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the inning, 4-3. Goldschmidt is hitting .344/.446/.648 with nine home runs and 30 RBI in 125 at-bats.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG5/15/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer, four RBI and three runs in the, 10-3, victory over the Reds on Friday.
Insight: Belt hit his bomb in the first and hen had a RBI-double in the seventh. It was nice to finally see Belt get rid of the goose egg in the home run column. He is hitting .291 with one home run and 11 RBI in 103 at-bats.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA5/15/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit his 526th career home run on Friday versus the Orioles.
Insight: Pujols hit a solo shot in the first and that's just about all starter Jered Weaver needed. The Angels added two more runs in the second and ninth to win, 3-1. Pujols is hitting .232 with six home runs and 14 RBI in 125 at-bats this season.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL5/15/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the loss to the Angels on Friday.
Insight: Hardy's solo bomb was the only run Baltimore scored on Friday as they lost, 3-1. Hopefully this gets Hardy going, who only has 28 at-bats during the regular season.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHCHot5/15/2015 7:37:00 PM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant hit a three-run homer in the, 11-10, victory over the Pirates on Friday.
Insight: The home run was Bryant's only hit of the game, but he did have another RBI on a sacrifice fly. He was 1-for-4 with four RBI and two runs. Bryant has 24 RBI this season and since getting called up on April 17, only Bryce Harper has more.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT5/15/2015 7:34:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison went 4-for-6 as Pittsburgh scored 10 runs versus the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Insight: Unfortunately, that wasn't enough as Pittsburgh lost, 11-10, but it is encouraging to see the Pirates offense break out of its shell. Harrison is a big part of the reason the team scored 10 on Friday. He had a single, two doubles and a homer. His bomb started the Pirates four-run rally in the eighth, and they tied the game at 10 in the ninth. Harrison is 9-for-16 with two home runs and four RBI in the last four games.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC5/15/2015 7:29:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-7 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in the, 11-10, 12th inning victory over the Pirates on Friday.
Insight: Chicago led, 7-1, at one point and then, 10-5, in the eighth inning, but the Pirates came roaring back. The Cubs loaded the bases in the 12th and with one out, Pittsburgh right fielder Gregory Polanco slipped and couldn't make a catch for the second out. The winning run scored from third on the play. Rizzo is hitting .341/.468/.611 with eight home runs and 22 RBI in 126 at-bats this season.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN5/15/2015 5:10:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will return to the lineup on Friday versus the Giants.
Insight: Phillips missed the last two games with turf toe according to MLB.com. He is slashing .311/.349/.345 with a home run and 15 RBI, which is solid but owners would like to see more power numbers. He has just two extra-base hits in 119 at-bats.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL5/15/2015 2:50:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez back in the starting lineup for Friday's game.
Insight: Ramirez hasn't played since May 7 due to a back issue. He has yet to find his grovve, batting just .230 with three homers and 11 RBI.
James Loney, 1B, TAM5/15/2015 12:27:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney is a career 9-for-14 versus Twins starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Loney doesn't have much power in those nine hits with seven sigles and two doubles, but a .643 batting average is still pretty good.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEXHot5/15/2015 12:20:00 PM
Description: Despite the lefty-lefty matchup, Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is a career .318 hitter versus Cleveland left-hander Bruce Chen, incliding a pair of long balls.
Insight: Fielder is batting .348 this season with a league-high 48 hits. This matchup shouldn't hurt those numbers.
Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI5/15/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Phillies 3B prospect Maikel Franco has been called up from Lehigh Valley.
Insight: Expect him to play everyday as Cody Asche was sent down to learn how to play the outfield. The 22-year-old Franco was batting .355/.384/.539 with four homers and 24 RBI over 151 plate appearances for Lehigh Valley.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU5/14/2015 11:02:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk in the, 6-4, victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Insight: Altuve scored in the first and sixth. He also had two stolen bases. He is hitting .333/.386/.479 with four home runs, 21 RBI and 19 runs in 144 at-bats this season.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU5/14/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in the, 8-4, victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Insight: Altuve also had a single. He is having another incredible season, and he now has the supporting cast to become a true fantasy star. Altuve is slashing .338/.389/.500 with five home runs, 24 RBI, 20 runs and 13 stolen bases in 148 at-bats this season.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY5/14/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 6-1, loss to the Rays on Thursday.
Insight: Rodriguez hit his solo bomb in the ninth, so it was another meaningless home run for A-Rod, which he is known for in his career. Rodriguez is hitting .250/.355/.552 with nine home runs and 21 RBI this season.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS5/14/2015 7:25:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in the lineup on Thursday versus the Mariners.
Insight: Sandoval is hitting .285/.353/.423 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 123 at-bats this season.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN5/14/2015 5:44:00 PM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is not in Thursday's lineup against the Giants.
Insight: Phillips missed Wednesday's game due to a toe issue, so this is his second straight missed game. Consider him day-to-day.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC5/14/2015 5:31:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-2 with a RBI in the, 6-5, victory over the Mets on Thursday.
Insight: Rizzo had a single in the fifth to score a run and bring the Cubs within a run of the Mets. Rizzo is hitting .336 with seven home runs, 20 RBI and 24 runs in 119 at-bats this season.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN5/14/2015 5:22:00 PM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar had three hits and three RBI in the victory over the Rangers on Thursday.
Insight: Escobar singled in a pair of runs in the fourth and then had another RBI-single in the sixth. Escobar is hitting .318 with one home run, 16 runs, 14 RBI in 110 at-bats this season.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN5/14/2015 5:21:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the, 6-3, victory over the Rangers on Thursday.
Insight: Hosmer was 3-for-5 in the game with two RBI and a run. He already has seven home runs this season after only nine last year. Hosmer is hitting .333 with 29 RBI and 22 runs as well.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET5/14/2015 4:37:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs and five RBI in the, 13-1, rout of the Twins on Thursday.
Insight: Cabrera singled in a run in the first, hit a two-run homer in the sixth and another two-run bomb in the seventh. Cabrera is slashing .328/.437/.568 with eight home runs, 26 RBI, and 20 runs in 125 at-bats this season.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL5/14/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the, 2-1, victory over the Indians.
Insight: Carpenter was 1-for-4 in the game with three strikeouts but hit the two-run bomb to put the Cardinals ahead in the eighth. He is hitting .322/.387/.612 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 121 at-bats this season.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL5/14/2015 1:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura, a late scratch on Wednesday due to a bad finger, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Hector Gomez is likely the starting at shortstop until he returns, the the team brought up Luis Sardinas who can also play there. Segura has been improved this season, batting .262 with 14 runs, 12 RBI and six steals.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN5/14/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips (toe) missed Wednesday's contest and is questionable for Thursday's game against San Francisco.
Insight: Phillips left Tuesday game with the injury, but it is not considered serious. Consider him day-to-day.
Kelly Johnson, 3B, BOS5/14/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Braves third baseman Kelly Johson is expected to be placed on the disabled list due to a right oblique strain.
Insight: Johnson suffered the injury in his first at-bat on Wednesday night. He's batting .259 with six homers and 18 RBI and was a low-end fantasy option.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL5/14/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau left Wednesday night's game with the Dodgers due to dizziness.
Insight: Given his concussion history, we would expect the Rockies to be very careful of this situation.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC5/14/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Cubs third baseman Anthony Rizzo is one of the best fantasy options this season, batting .333 with seven homers and a 1.061 OPS, but Thursday is an unfavorable matchup.
Insight: Rizzo is just 1-for-11 against left-hamder Jonathan Niese. After homering in Monday's game, the Mets strategy has been to pitch around Rizzo and they have walked him four times and hit him once in the last two games.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEXHot5/14/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is a career .478 hitter versus Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Fielder is batting .365 in May with a 1.010 OPS and is beating up right-handed pitchers to the tune of a .391 batting average this season. He's a must start.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN5/14/2015 10:09:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has helped carry the team to it's current lofty levels, but is in an unfavorable matchup on Thursday.
Insight: Dozier, who is hitting .244 with four home runs, 16 RBI and 25 runs in 133 at-bats this season, is just 1-for 17 (.059) in his career versus Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT5/14/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is just 1-for-11 (.091) with six strikeouts versus Phillies starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Alvarez has five homers this season, but is barely hitting above the Mendoza Line and facing a pitcher in Harang who has pitched well all season. Avoid this matchup.

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