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Khris Davis, LF, MIL7/22/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis is a sweet 7-for-15 (.467) with three home runs versus Reds right-hander Homer Bailey.
Insight: Davis hasn't done much in July, batting .229 with two homers, but this matchup is too good to pass up. Davis got Monday night off, so should be rested and ready to produce.
Jake Smolinski, LF, TEX7/22/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Texas outfielder Jake Smolinski is questionable for Tuesday's game against the NY Yankees due to a bruised left foot.
Insight: The 25-year-old is finding early susccess at the major league level. He hasn't been a .300 hitter since 2008 at Single-A, but is batting .389 through his first 11 games. The injury bug continues to plague the Rangers.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT7/21/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) was out Sunday and was listed as questionable for Monday's game against the LA Dodgers, but he's in the starting lineup batting second and playing in left field.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night. He did get into Sunday's game as a pinch hitter (walked) and therefore we knew he was close to returning.
Justin Upton, LF, ATL7/21/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Despite being listed as questionable for Monday's game against Miami with tightness in left triceps, Braves left fielder Justin Upton is in the starting lineup.
Insight: He left Sunday's game because of the injury. Upton is in the middle of a solid season, batting .282 with 17 HR and 49 RBI, including five consecutive games with an extra-base hit.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT7/21/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) was out Sunday and is questionable for Monday's game against the LA Dodgers.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night. He did get into Sunday's game as a pinch hitter (walked) and therefore may be close to returning.
Justin Upton, LF, ATL7/21/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton is questionable for Monday's game against Miami with tightness in left triceps.
Insight: he left Sunday's game because of the injury. Upton is in the middle of a solid season, batting .282 with 17 HR and 49 RBI, including five consecutive games with an extra-base hit.
Melky Cabrera, LF, TOR7/20/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Sunday against the Rangers.
Insight: Cabrera has hit .350 in July, but he hadn't homered since June 19 prior to Sunday. His power comes and goes, but he's a very good all-around fantasy option.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN7/20/2014 12:46:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon has batted just .118 against Red Sox starter Jon Lester.
Insight: Gordon is 2-for-17 with seven Ks against Lester. He's also batting .234 against left-handers this season, so avoid him Sunday.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEXCold7/20/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo has gone 0-for-17 in his last five games and 10-for-63 (.159) since June 29, so he's not a good option Sunday even though he has great numbers against Toronto's Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Choo's career OPS against lefties is 224 points below his OPS against righties, but he's 15-for-36 (.417) with a double, a triple and a homer against Buehrle. Choo's hitless stretch has his average down to .236 for the season.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT7/20/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) is out Sunday.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night. Manager Clint Hurdle said Marte will work out before Sunday's game and could be available off the bench, which is a sign he's avoided a concussion.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT7/19/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte is not in Saturday's starting lineup. Josh Harrison will join Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco in the outfield.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night and the team will play it safe. He's batting a productive .258 with 40 runs scored, five homers, 34 RBI and 21 SB.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL7/19/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left Saturday's game after a collision with Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez.
Insight: Holliday stayed in the game for four innings after the incident, so we think it's likely just a precaution. His production in 2014 is significantly lower than what we have come to expect from the 11-year veteran. He's hitting just .270 with seven homers and 50 RBI this season.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLEHot7/18/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley went 4-for-5 with a double, a steal and two runs Friday at Detroit.
Insight: Brantley has been one of the top players in fantasy this season and he's showing no signs of slowing down.
Michael Morse, LF, SFG7/18/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Giants left fielder Michael Morse had a pair of doubles and a single Friday at Miami.
Insight: Morse (.278, 14 HR, 47 RBI) batted just .218 with one homer, two RBI and a .579 OPS in his previous 25 games.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL7/18/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis homered in his last game before the All-Star break Sunday and he went deep again Friday.
Insight: Davis has hit just .225 in July, but he's driven in six runs over his last four games and picked up at least one hit in five straight so he's moving in the right direction. The outfielder has a .255 average, 41 extra-base hits (16 HR), 50 RBI, 53 runs and a .785 OPS this season and he's batted .287 with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in his last 49 games.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS7/18/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper went 3-for-4 with a solo home run Friday against the Brewers.
Insight: Harper returned from a torn ligament in his thumb on June 30 and went 6-for-40 (.150) prior to the All-Star break. He's hitting .260 with three home runs in 127 at-bats this season, but he's too talented not to figure things out.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, OAKCold7/13/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has gone 3-for-45 (.067) in July.
Insight: Cespedes entered the month with a .273 average, 38 extra-base hits (14 HR), 55 RBI and an .823 OPS, but after going 0-for-4 Sunday he'll go into the All-Star break hitting .246 with a .741 OPS.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL7/13/2014 1:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers LF Khris Davis hit his first home run of July Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Davis hurt his shoulder earlier this month and has batted just .194 in July, but he'll take a .252 average, 15 homers, 49 RBI, 52 runs and a .774 OPS into the All-Star break.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT7/13/2014 12:59:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (bereavement) will rejoin the team Wednesday, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Marte has been away from the team due to the passing of his mother-in-law since July 9. The outfielder's average has dropped from .280 in 2013 to .256 due to an increase in strikeout rate from 24.4 percent to 27.7 percent.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN7/13/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon (wrist) is not in Sunday's lineup.
Insight: Gordon is dealing with a sprained right wrist and will miss his fourth straight game. He'll sit out Tuesday's All-Star Game as well.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX7/13/2014 12:56:00 PM
Description: Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo is not in Sunday's lineup.
Insight: Choo has had a disappointing season, hitting .244 with nine homers, 33 RBI, 47 runs and three steals after signing a big deal with the Rangers.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS7/13/2014 12:25:00 PM
Description: Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper has batted .391 with three doubles, a triple and a homer in 23 at-bats against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Harper has gone 5-for-36 (.139) since he returned from a torn ligament in his thumb, though he did hit his first home run since April 9 on Friday.
Chris Dickerson, LF, CLE7/12/2014 3:00:00 PM
Description: Newly acquired outfielder Chris Dickerson is not in Saturday's starting lineup due to an injured hamstring.
Insight: Dickerson had started the last five games playing for the injured Michael Bourn and was batting .471 over that span. It's not believed to be serious enough for a trip to the disabled list.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, OAK7/12/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is 8-for-18 (.444) with three long balls against Seattle right-hander Hisahi Iwakuma.
Insight: Cespedes is batting .252 with 14 HR and 56 RBI and should break his career highs in both categories.
Scott Hairston, LF, WAS7/12/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Washington outfielder Scott Hairston has only started five games all season, but if ever he's going to start another one, Saturday should be the day.
Insight: Hairston is a career .395 hitter (15-for-38 ) with five home runs against Phillies ace Cole Hamels.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL7/12/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez has a favorable matchup in his second game back from the disabled list (finger).
Insight: Gonzalez is 6-for-17 with three home runs versus Twins starter Kevin Correia. He's not hitting up to expectations (.255, 8 HR, 31 RBI, .751 OPS), but he should be able to take advantage of this matchup.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS7/11/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Washington left fielder Bryce Harper hit his first home run since coming off the disabled list Friday against the Phillies.
Insight: Prior to Friday, Harper was 4-for-31 with 13 Ks since returning from a torn ligament in his thumb. He has just two homers, 11 RBI and a .693 OPS in 118 at-bats this season, hardly what fantasy owners wanted.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM7/11/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda went 1-for-4 with a homer Friday against the Marlins.
Insight: Duda has 14 home runs and 48 RBI to go with an .841 OPS this season.
Nolan Reimold, LF, TOR7/11/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Baltimore outfielder Nolan Reimold left Friday's game with a left calf strain, according to Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star.
Insight: Reimold can't catch a break. After playing just 56 games over the past two seasons with the Orioles due to neck problems, he found a spot with the Blue Jays earlier this month and was looking at regular at-bats due to Edwin Encarnacion's and Adam Lind's injuries.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, OAK7/11/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: Athletics left fielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in the lineup Friday.
Insight: According to beat writer Susan Slusser, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Cespedes looked like he needed a day off.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI7/11/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Arizona left fielder Mark Trumbo (foot) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list for Friday's game.
Insight: Trumbo proved he was ready by hitting five homers during seven rehab games, so Arizona activated him earlier than expected. He has been sidelined since April 22 due to a stress fracture in his foot. Trumbo was hitting .210 with seven homers and 19 RBI before he got hurt.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL7/11/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez (finger) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list for Friday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Gonzalez had surgery on June 10 to remove a benign tumor from his left index finger and was given a timetable of five weeks so he beat the schedule. He's not hitting up to expectations (.255, 8 HR, 31 RBI, .756 OPS), but he should be re-installed into lineups.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL7/11/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is 10-for-33 (.303) with four home runs versus Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Holliday's production in 2014 is significantly lower than what we have come to expect from the 11-year veteran. He's hitting just .264 with five homers and 44 RBI this season.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM7/11/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Mets 1B/OF Lucas Duda is just 2-for-15 against Miami right-hander Henderson Alvarez.
Insight: Duda has probably been the Mets best hitter this season, batting .257 with 13 HR, 46 RBI and an .835 OPS, but Friday is an unfavorable matchup.
Nelson Cruz, LF, BAL7/11/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is just 3-for-19 (.158) against Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Cruz is leading the league with 28 HR, 73 RBI and 202 total bases, but has an unfavorable matchup.
Jake Smolinski, LF, TEXHot7/10/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Texas outfielder Jake Smolinski doubled home two runs in the first inning Thursday night giving him six hits in his last seven at-bats.
Insight: The 25-year-old is finding early susccess at the major league level. He hasn't been a .300 hitter since 2008 at Single-A so we can't expect his production at this level to be a long-term.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY7/10/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner wa out of the lineup due to an abdominal strain on Wednesday and is doubtful for Thursday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Gardner was checked for a hernia, but a doctor ruled it out. The left fielder has been one of New York's top players in 2014, batting .287 with eight homers, 36 RBI, 54 runs and 15 steals.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL7/10/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is questionable for Friday's game against Minnesota due to a sore left wrist.
Insight: Dickerson has been dealing with a hamstring issue and now this. He's hitting .327 with 11 homers, 34 RBI, 37 runs, six steals and a .981 OPS.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN7/10/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon is just 2-for-17 with nine strikeouts versus Detroit starter Drew Smyly.
Insight: Gordon went for an MRI on a sprained right wrist Wednesday so combined with this poor matchup should have him sitting again Thursday.
Nelson Cruz, LF, BAL7/10/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is having an All-Star season, but he's never been able to do anything with Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: Cruz is leading the league with 28 HR, 73 RBI and 201 total bases, but is 0-for-10 against Gonzalez and Gonzalez is pitching as well as anyone in baseball right now. Gio has gone three straight starts without yielding a run.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN7/9/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a sprained right wrist. SOURCE: Andy McCullough, KC Star
Insight: Gordon is going for an MRI. He hurt himself sliding against the Indians and said he currently cannot swing the bat.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT7/9/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte was placed on the bereavement list on Wednesday. SOURCE: Rob Biertempfel, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: Marte will be out for at least the next three days, including Wednesday, due to the death of his mother-in-law.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY7/9/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is out of the lineup due to an abdominal strain, according to Bryan Hoch of mlb.com.
Insight: Gardner was checked for a hernia, but a doctor ruled it out. The left fielder has been one of New York's top players in 2014, batting .287 with eight homers, 36 RBI, 54 runs and 15 steals.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLEHot7/8/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Cleveland left fielder Michael Brantley had his fifth straight multi-hit game and his 14th homer of the season Tuesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Brantley is now hitting .328 with 14 homers, 60 RBI, 59 runs, 10 steals and a .920 OPS. The 27-year-old is one of this year's breakout fantasy stars and he'll represent the AL in the All-Star game next week.
Nelson Cruz, LF, BALHot7/8/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is a career .381 hitter *8-for-21) versus Nationals starter Doug Fister.
Insight: Cruz is making the most of his opportunity in Baltimore, leading the league with 28 HR, 73 RBI and 201 total bases. The slugger took Stephen Strasburg out the opposite way Monday night and the wind will be blowing out to right on Tuesday night. He's a must start.
Nelson Cruz, LF, BALHot7/7/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz has gone 11-for-16 with three doubles, two homers and five RBI in his last three games.
Insight: He was 3-for-5 with a home run Monday at Washington and once again leads the majors with 28 longballs and 73 RBI.
Alex Gordon, LF, KANCold7/7/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI Monday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Gordon (.269, 9 HR, 44 RBI) had just three hits in his previous 40 at-bats (.075). His inclusion on the 2014 AL All-Star team is as much about his defense as it is his hitting. According to FanGraphs, he leads baseball with a UZR of 23.9.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI7/7/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Arizona left fielder Mark Trumbo (foot) is expected to return immediately after the All-Star break, according to Steve Gilbert of mlb.com.
Insight: Trumbo has been sidelined since April 22 due to a stress fracture in his foot. He was hitting .210 with seven homers and 19 RBI before he got hurt.
Chris Dickerson, LF, CLE7/7/2014 3:53:00 PM
Description: Newly acquired outfielder Chris Dickerson get the start in left field Monday night for the Indians.
Insight: Dickerson hit well at Triple-A Indianapolis, batting .309 with an .886 OPS, but his last major league experience in Baltimore not very good (.238, 4 HR, 13 RBI, .666 OPS).


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