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Justin Upton, LF, ATLHot8/19/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton stayed red hot Tuesday with a homer and five RBI.
Insight: Upton has hit safely in 10 straight games and blasted five homers with 16 RBI in his last 12 games.
Josh Hamilton, LF, ANACold8/19/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. He will hit cleanup.
Insight: Hamilton had requested time off because of his struggles at the plate and manager Mike Scioscia gave him the time. The outfielder is hitting .132 in his last ten games and has gone 10-for-59 (.169) since July 31.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, BOS8/19/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cespedes is presumably getting the day off in order to rest. The outfielder has not played well since being traded to the Red Sox. Cespedes has three hits in his last 28 at-bats.
Starling Marte, LF, PITHot8/18/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with a double and two solo homers Monday against Atlanta.
Insight: Marte has been remarkably hot since he returned from a concussion. going 19-for-51 (.373) with six doubles, a triple, three homers, eight RBI, 13 runs and two steals in 14 games.
Dustin Ackley, LF, SEA 8/18/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Seattle left fielder Dustin Ackley went 3-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI Monday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Ackley was 5-for-35 (.143) in his previous nine games after going 39-for-111 (.351) with 10 doubles, four homers and 15 RBI from July 1 to Aug. 7.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM8/18/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda wet 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Monday afternoon against the Cubs.
Insight: Duda already has a career high 22 homers and 66 RBI, shattering his previous highs of 15 home runs and 57 RBI. His .839 OPS ranks 12th in the NL.
Matt Holliday, LF, STLCold8/18/2014 6:44:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday (knee) is in the lineup Monday.
Insight: Holliday sat out Sunday with knee discomfort. He's also gone 0-for-18 in his last five games, but his .393 average in 28 career at-bats against Reds starter Mike Leake makes him a solid option Monday.
Josh Hamilton, LF, ANA8/18/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's not an injury. Hamilton apparently requested Sunday off because of his struggles at the plate and will get tonight off as well. Brennan Boesch will start in left.
Alex Presley, LF, PIT8/18/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Astros outfielder Alex Presley suffered a setback from his oblique injury over the weekend and will not play again for 7-10 days.
Insight: Presley has been out since July 8 with a strained right oblique. He was scratched last week from a rehab game for Class A Tri-City due to discomfort. Presley is batting .252 with five home runs and 13 RBI in 206 at-bats this season.
Matt Holliday, LF, STLCold8/18/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday missed Sunday's game and is questionable for Monday versus Cincinnati while dealing with knee discomfort.
Insight: He could also have been given the day off because he's hitless in his last five games. He's batting .260 with 12 HR and 59 RBI, well below what we've come to expect from the six-time All-Star.
Nelson Cruz, LF, BAL8/18/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is a career .455 hitter (5-for-11) versus White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale.
Insight: Cruz was a major force in the first half, but has struggled since the All-Star break, batting just .167 with three homers in 27 games. We're not sure he's ready to take advantage of the matchup.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COLHot8/17/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson extended his hitting streak to 11 games with two knocks including a home run.
Insight: Dickerson has gone 16-for-35 during the streak to raise his batting average to .325. Batting third in the Rockies order, he's a must start in Colorado games where he's batting .370.
Josh Hamilton, LF, ANA8/17/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton is not in Sunday's starting lineup. Collin Cowgill will get the start in right field.
Insight: No injury that we know of, just a routine day off. Cowgill is batting .271 this season with five homers and a .745 OPS in 192 at-bats so has limited fantasy appeal.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLEHot8/16/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Orioles.
Insight: Brantley has gone 20-for-56 (.357) with five doubles, three homers, 14 RBI and seven runs in August. He's batted .321 or higher in each of the last four months.
Michael Morse, LF, SFG 8/16/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Giants left fielder Michael Morse had two doubles, a triple and a walk Saturday against the Phillies.
Insight: Morse has gone 4-for-5 with four extra-base hits (1 HR), two walks and four RBI over the last two games after hitting .263 with 10 doubles, two homers and 11 RBI in his previous 56.
Michael Morse, LF, SFGCold8/16/2014 1:46:00 PM
Description: Giants left fielder Michael Morse's home run Friday was just his third since June 6.
Insight: Morse hit .286 with 13 homers, 41 RBI and a .916 OPS through the first 59 games this season, but he's batted .265 with 10 doubles, three homers, 14 RBI and 10 runs in his last 57 games.
Justin Upton, LF, ATL8/15/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Friday. He's driven in a run in six straight games.
Insight: Upton left Thursday's game with a hamstring injury, but it was minor and he appears to be fine. He hasn't had a multi-hit game since July 30, but he's making his hits count (4 2B, 3 HR in August).
Starling Marte, LF, PITHot8/15/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte hit his first homer since June 13 Friday against the Nationals.
Insight: Marte has gone 13-for-39 (.333) with four doubles, a homer, five RBI, two steals and nine runs since he returned from a concussion on Aug. 5.
Justin Upton, LF, ATL8/15/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton (hamstring) is in the lineup Friday night.
Insight: Upton left Thursday's game with a hamstring injury, but it was minor. He's batting .281 with 21 HR and 72 RBI and is on a five-game hitting streak.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, BOS8/15/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game after fouling a ball of his shin, but he's back in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: He's batting .254 with 19 HR and 75 RBI this season and should have a good series against Houston. He's got a career .310 batting average versus the Astros and has gone deep against them three times in 2014.
Brandon Moss, LF, OAK8/15/2014 4:09:00 PM
Description: Athletics 1B/OF Brandon Moss is out of the lineup Friday in the series opener versus Atlanta.
Insight: Atlanta is starting left-hander Alex Wood so the left-handed hitter Moss will get a night off. He's actually been good against lefties this season, hitting .282 with four homers and an .818 OPS in 78 at-bats. Nate Freiman will start at first with Jonny Gomes in left field.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS8/14/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is starting to heat up at the right time, hitting his second home run in three games.
Insight: Harper was far too talented to continue to struggle like he has all season. He went 4-for-11 in the three game series with the Mets, including the two long balls and five RBI. With Ryan Zimmerman out and Jayson Werth hurting it couldn't come at a better time for the Nats.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL8/14/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis crakced his 20th home run of the season off Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Davis has been at his best hitting against left-handers with a .316 batting average and a .934 OPS heading into the game, but he took the right-handed Jackson out in the third inning. Davis has been splitting time lately with Gerardo Parra and his fantasy value has taken a hit.
Justin Upton, LF, ATL8/14/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton left Thursday's game for a pinch runner.
Insight: Upton may have injured his hamstring on the slide into third base, but we will know more after the game. He's batting .281 with 21 HR and 72 RBI and is on a five-game hitting streak.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL8/14/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left Wednesday's game with knee discomfort and is questionable for Thursday's game against San Diego .
Insight: According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Holliday's knee "flared up." He expects to play Thursday, but you need to check starting lineups before you install him into your lineup. He's batting .267 with 12 HR and 59 RBI.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARIHot8/14/2014 11:12:00 AM
Description: Arizona outfielder Mark Trumbo admittedly hasn't seem much of Miami starter Brad Penny, but he's been very successful when he has.
Insight: Trumbo has a triple and two home runs in just five at-bats against Penny. The slugger is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak, batting .343 over the span.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL 8/13/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left Wednesday's game with knee discomfort.
Insight: According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Holliday's knee "flared up." He expects to play Thursday.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL8/13/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez' patella tendon damage has increased slightly, according to Thomas Harding of mlb.com. The team will consult with doctors Thursday to determine the next step.
Insight: Gonzalez was placed on the DL with a sprained right ankle and left knee tendinitis on Aug. 10. CarGo has never played more than 145 games in a season and he's probably done for the rest of 2014.
Travis Snider, LF, PIT8/13/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Pirates right fielder Travis Snider went 1-for-3 with a homer, a walk and two RBI.
Insight: Snider has been getting extra playing time with Andrew McCutchen on the disabled list and he's taken advantage of it. He's gone 6-for-12 with two doubles, three home runs and seven RBI his last three games.
Brandon Moss, LF, OAK8/13/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Athletics 1B/OF Brandon Moss is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.
Insight: Kansas City is starting left-hander Jason Vargas so Moss will get a night off. He's actually been good against lefties this season, hitting .282 with four homers in 78 at-bats, but manager Bob Melvin is going with Sam Fuld in left field, Nate Freiman at first base and lefty-killer Jonny Gomes at DH.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, BOS8/13/2014 3:21:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Wednesday's game with a bruised right hand.
Insight: It's unclear when he sustained the injury or how long he'll be out. We should know more later tonight.
Alex Gordon, LF, KANHot8/13/2014 12:40:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon has batted .333 with eight extra-base hits (3 HR) over his last 28 games, but his matchup Wednesday isn't favorable.
Insight: Gordon has been good against left-handers over the past two years, but he's 6-for-28 (.214) with a .516 OPS against Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir. Avoid him Wednesday.
Carl Crawford, LF, LOS8/13/2014 12:27:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford has gone 13-for-30 (.433) in his last nine games, and he's had success against Braves starter Ervin Santana.
Insight: Crawford is 10-for-32 (.313) with two doubles, two triples and five steals against the Atlanta right-hander. He's a decent option Wednesday.
Brandon Moss, LF, OAK8/12/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Athletics 1B/OF Brandon Moss went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI Tuesday at Kansas City.
Insight: Moss had been slumping, going 6-for-52 (.115) with 20 Ks in 14 games from July 25 to Aug. 10 before going 5-for-7 with four RBI the last two games. He's still in search of his first homer since July 24.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS8/12/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Tuesday against the Mets.
Insight: Harper is far too talented to continue to struggle like he has all season. He's gone 7-for-24 (.292) with two homers over his last six games.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, BOS8/12/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes homered for the second straight game Tuesday at Cincinnati.
Insight: And for the second straight game, Cespedes' blast came in the eighth inning and gave the Red Sox the lead. We're excited to see how Cespedes takes to Fenway Park in Boston's 11-game homestand that starts Thursday. He played his first two games with the team there but Boston has been on the road since Aug. 5.
Josh Willingham, LF, KAN8/12/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Just acquired Kansas City left fielder Josh Willingham should probably not make his Royals debut against Jon Lester and the A's due to a poor matchup.
Insight: The 35-year-old will likely enter a DH platoon situation with Raul Ibanez, starting against lefties, but he's just 2-for-17 (.118) against Lester. Willingham is the DH for Tuesday's game against Oakland, batting sixth.
Josh Hamilton, LF, ANA8/12/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton is a career .545 hitter (6-for-11) with a double and three homers against Phillies starter Jerome Williams.
Insight: Williams was bad with Houston and worse with Texas and should be ripe for the picking by Hamilton. The outfielder is just 1-for 20 over the past five games, but might still be worth the gamble.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN8/12/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is just a .136 hitter (3-for-22) with eight strikeouts against Oakland left-hander Jon Lester.
Insight: Gordon has been on fire of late, batting .391 with three homers and a 1.019 OPS over the past dozen games, but this matchup should be avoided. Hopefully this one poor matchup won't kill his momentum.
Josh Willingham, LF, KAN8/12/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Just acquired Kansas City left fielder Josh Willingham should probably not make his Royals debut against Jon Lester and the A's due to a poor matchup.
Insight: The 35-year-old will likely enter a DH platoon situation with Raul Ibanez, starting against lefties, but he's just 2-for-17 (.118) against Lester.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY8/12/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner has a favorable matchup in Tuesday's game versus Baltimore.
Insight: Gardner is 5-for-12 with three extra-base hits against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. The left-handed Gardner is batting .290 against southpaws (.274 versus right-handers). Gardner's power stroke in July (.932 OPS) has not continues into August.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY8/12/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner has a favorable matchup in Tuesday's game versus Baltimore.
Insight: Gardner is 5-for-12 with three extra-base hits against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. The left-handed Gardner is batting .290 against southpaws (.274 versus right-handers). Gardner's power stroke in July (.932 OPS) has not continued into August.
Nelson Cruz, LF, BAL 8/11/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz went 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBI Monday against the Yankees.
Insight: Cruz has homered in two of the past three games. He's in a three-way tie with Jose Abreu and Giancarlo Stanton for first in the majors with 31 bombs.
Starling Marte, LF, PITHot8/11/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh outfielder Starling Marte has gone 9-for-25 (.360) with three doubles and a triple since he returned from a concussion.
Insight: Marte went 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, three RBI, two runs and a steal Monday against the Tigers.
Travis Snider, LF, PIT8/11/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Pirates right fielder Travis Snider went 3-for-5 with a double, two homers, four RBI and three runs Monday against the Tigers.
Insight: Snider's huge game came on the same day Pittsburgh placed Andrew McCutchen on the disabled list with an avulsion fracture of his rib. He's hit .251 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 203 at-bats this season. His home run off Phil Coke in the eighth inning was his first off a left-hander since 2012.
Rajai Davis, LF, DETHot8/11/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI, a run and a steal Monday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: Davis entered the game with a .356 average and a .935 OPS against left-handers this season and he had a couple of infield hits against Pirates southpaw Jeff Locke before doubling off right-hander Casey Sadler.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA8/11/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 with a double, one RBI, a steal and two runs Monday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Yelich's stats don't blow you away, but he's been pretty good in multiple categories. He's hitting .272 with nine homers, 43 RBI, 66 runs, 14 steals and a .765 OPS.
Matt Holliday, LF, STLHot8/11/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and one RBI Monday at Miami.
Insight: Since the All-Star break, Holliday has gone 23-for-78 (.295) with four doubles and six home runs. He hit .265 with six home runs prior to the break.
Josh Willingham, LF, KAN8/11/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: The Twins have shipped left fielder Josh Willingham to the Royals for a minor leaguer.
Insight: The Royals entered Monday just a half game behind the Tigers for first place in the AL Central and they needed another bat with Eric Hosmer on the shelf due to a broken hand. The 35-year-old will likely enter a DH platoon with Raul Ibanez, starting against lefties.
Melky Cabrera, LF, TORHot8/11/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera reached base eight times in Sunday's 19-inning game against the Tigers.
Insight: Cabrera went 3-for-5 with one RBI and walked five times. However, he didn't score a run. Cabrera, who turns 30 today, has gone 50-for-137 (.365) with 10 doubles, three homers, 20 RBI, 20 runs, 19 walks and 12 strikeouts since the start of July.
Justin Upton, LF, ATL8/11/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton is a career .364 hitter (16-for-44) versus Dodgers starter Kevin Correia.
Insight: Upton smacked his 21st home run of the season Sunday night and finished the important three-game series with two long balls as the Braves took two of three from the league-leading Nationals.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL 8/10/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson hit a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the 10th inning Sunday at Arizona.
Insight: Dickerson has gone 9-for-20 with a double, a triple, a homer and six RBI in his last five games after starting off August 0-for-13. He's hitting .319 with 14 homers, 46 RBI, 49 runs, eight steals and a .939 OPS in 285 at-bats.
Josh Willingham, LF, MIN8/10/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: Twins left fielder Josh Willingham went 1-for-4 with a homer, a walk and two RBI Sunday at Oakland.
Insight: Willingham has been home run or bust this season. He's hitting .210 with five doubles, a triple, 12 homers, 34 RBI, 34 runs and a .747 OPS in 224 at-bats.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, BOS8/10/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes' first home run with Boston was a big one -- his three-run shot broke a scoreless tie in the top of the eighth inning Sunday against the Angels.
Insight: Cespedes has gone 9-for-34 (.265) with five RBI in eight games with his new team, though he has only had a chance to play twice at Fenway Park. The Red Sox play two games at Cincinnati before coming home for an 11-game homestand. We're guessing Cespedes will enjoy his new digs.
Alex Gordon, LF, KANHot8/10/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon has homered in three of his last four games.
Insight: Gordon hit zero home runs from June 22 to Aug. 6, a span of 33 games in which he batted .233 with seven RBI, 12 runs and a .600 OPS. He's raised his OPS from .766 to .793 over the last four games.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM8/10/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk Sunday against the Phillies.
Insight: Duda has cooled off in August after hitting .293 with seven homers, 19 RBI and a 1.006 OPS in July. On the season, he has a .261 average, 21 home runs, 64 RBI and an .852 OPS in 360 at-bats.
Josh Hamilton, LF, ANA8/10/2014 2:14:00 PM
Description: Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Hamilton is getting a day off after going 1-for-23 with nine Ks in his last five games, including 1-for-8 during Saturday's 19-inning affair.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL8/10/2014 1:11:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez (knee, ankle) is expected to be placed on the disabled list, according to Thomas Harding of mlb.com.
Insight: Gonzalez has been dealing with a sprained right ankle and left knee tendinitis. He's played just 70 games this season and hit .238 with 11 homers, three steals and a .723 OPS, not what fantasy owners were expecting. CarGo has never played more than 145 games in a season.
Michael Morse, LF, SFGCold8/10/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Giants left fielder Michael Morse was scratched from the lineup Sunday due to an ingrown toenail, according to Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area.
Insight: Morse hit .286 with 13 homers, 41 RBI and a .916 OPS through the first 59 games this season, but he's batted .261 with two homers, 11 RBI and a .658 OPS over his last 54.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL8/9/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez (sprained right ankle) is not in the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Gonzalez is still dealing with the ankle injury and left Friday's game after three at-bats ... all strikeouts. He may still yet end up on the disabled list.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX8/9/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo is just 1-for-17 versus Houston right-hander Scott Feldman.
Insight: Choo has been a huge bust for the Rangers after signing a big contract. He's hitting .241 with 10 homers, 36 RBI, 52 runs, three steals and a .709 OPS. He's not likely to get healthy Saturday.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM8/9/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda should probably be avoided in Saturday's matchup against Phillies tough left-hander Cole Hamels.
Insight: Duda is just 1-for-13 with seven strikeouts. He has walked five times, but that's not enough to play him Saturday.
Melky Cabrera, LF, TOR8/8/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Hopefully Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera's elbow is good to go after being hit by a pitch last night as he has a favorable matchup Friday. Update: Cabrera is in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cabrera, who is hitting .315 with 14 HR, 59 RBI, 72 runs, five steals and an .845 OPS on the season, is 10-for-21 (.476) for his career versus Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez.
Melky Cabrera, LF, TOR8/8/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Hopefully Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera's elbow is good to go after being hit by a pitch last night as he has a favorable matchup friday.
Insight: Cabrera, who is hitting .315 with 14 HR, 59 RBI, 72 runs, five steals and an .845 OPS on the season, is 10-for-21 (.476) for his career versus Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY8/8/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is hitless in six official at-bats against Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer with three strikeouts.
Insight: Gardner may be the hottest hitter in baseball with five home runs over the past two weeks and a 1.105 OPS. That should be enough to overcome this poor matchup.
Melky Cabrera, LF, TOR8/7/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera was forced out of Thursday night's game after being hit on the elbow with a pitch.
Insight: Cabrera is hitting .315 with 14 HR, 59 RBI, 72 runs, five steals and an .845 OPS. Seems like he's back to pre-suspension days. Update: X-rays negative.
Melky Cabrera, LF, TOR8/7/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera was forced out of Thursday night's game after being hit on the elbow with a pitch.
Insight: Cabrera is hitting .315 with 14 HR, 59 RBI, 72 runs, five steals and an .845 OPS. Seems like he's back to pre-suspension days.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS8/7/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper sent fans home happy with a walkoff home run in the 13th inning Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Unfortunately, Harper hasn't been very good this season, or healthy and fantasy owners won't be satisfied with this one effort. He's batting just .250 with four homers and 16 RBI. Wasn't it just a few years ago that fans and fantasy owners were debating Mike Trout vs. Harper?
Michael Brantley, LF, CLEHot8/6/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley left Wednesday's game with an apparent leg injury, according to Jordan Bastian of mlb.com.
Insight: Brantley appeared to hurt his leg on a third-inning catch, but he stayed in until the seventh. We'll know for sure what's wrong with him after the game.
Dustin Ackley, LF, SEAHot8/6/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Seattle left fielder Dustin Ackley has hit three homers in his last six games after hitting none from May 12 to July 30.
Insight: Ackley has gone 27-for-75 (.360) with eight doubles, three homers, nine RBI, 11 runs and a steal in his last 18 games.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEXCold8/6/2014 12:26:00 PM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo hit his first home since July 4 Tuesday against the White Sox.
Insight: Choo has been a huge bust for the Rangers after signing a big contract. He's hitting .238 with 10 homers, 36 RBI, 51 runs, three steals and a .708 OPS.
Domonic Brown, LF, PHI8/5/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown (illness) missed his fourth straight game Tuesday due to a throat infection.
Insight: Brown is feeling much better and should be back in the starting lineup either Wednesday or Thursday. Not that it will matter much to fantasy owners -- Brown is hitting .231 with seven homers, 50 RBI and a .620 OPS this season.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL8/5/2014 6:29:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez (sprained right ankle) is not in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: Gonzalez aggravated an ankle injury making a catch Friday night. The team was supposed to make a decision whether or not to place him on the disabled list by Tuesday, but it hasn't made a move yet.
Michael Morse, LF, SFG8/5/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Giants left fielder Michael Morse is out of the lineup for a second straight day Tuesday against the Brewers.
Insight: He's not injured, but he hasn't been doing much with the bat and is terrible defensively. The Giants will go with Gregor Blanco in center field, Juan Perez in left and Hunter Pence in right.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COLCold8/5/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Dickerson has gone 4-for-29 (.138) in his last eight games (seven on the road) and his average has dropped from .332 to .311 in that span. The Rockies will be at home for two more games against the Cubs before going on a six-game road trip, so it could be a while before Dickerson turns his slump around. The 25-year-old has a .356 average and a 1.069 OPS at Coors Field and a .264 average and a .771 OPS on the road this season.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL8/5/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Giants due to a sore left elbow, according to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Davis is likely going to yield more playing time against right-handers to the newly acquired Gerardo Parra anyway. He's hitting .229 with a .710 OPS against them compared to .319 with a .961 OPS against southpaws.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT8/5/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte has been activated from the concussion list and will start in center field for the injured Andrew McCutchen.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch on July 18 and was placed on the DL a few days later due to a concussion.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT8/5/2014 3:29:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte has been activated from the concussion list.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch on July 18 and was placed on the DL a few days later due to a concussion. He shouls move into the lineup with Josh Harrison taking Pedro Alvarez's spot at the hot corner.
Nelson Cruz, LF, BALCold8/5/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is a career 1-for-17 (.059) versus Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle.
Insight: With just on hit in his last eight games (29 at-bats), now is not the time to have him in your lineup in a historically tough matchup.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY8/5/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is just 2-for-17 (.118) against Detroit left-hander David Price with four strikeouts.
Insight: Gardner overcame a poor matchup Monday night to rap out another two hits. He may be the hottest hitter in baseball with five home runs in his last seven games and a .481 batting average.


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