Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez could be in for a long night on Tuesday.
Insight: Gomez is 3-for-17 over his career against Cardinals' starter Lance Lynn, with an ugly 9 strikeouts. If you have a better option for your outfield, it would not be the worst idea to give Gomez the night off.
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus needs to be in the lineup against the Orioles, for Tuesday night's game.
Insight: No doubt Rasmus has struggled this season from an average perspective (.226/.288/.449). However, he should be in the lineup tonight when Toronto takes on Ubaldo Jimenez. Rasmus is a career .370 hitter (10-for-27) against him, with seven extra-base hits. If he is active, Rasmus makes for an intriguing daily fantasy play tonight.
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones heads into Tuesday's game against Toronto with a tough matchup.
Insight: Baltimore will be going up against Blue Jay's starter Chad Hutchison. Not many Orioles have good numbers against him, and Jones is no different. He has a .167 carrer batting average (3-for-18) against Hutchison, with no extra-base hits. In no way, should owners bench Jones, but it is important to be aware of his less than stellar numbers versus Toronto's hurler.
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span could be in line for a strong game tonight against the Braves.
Insight: Combined with the fact that he is hitting .347 during the second half of the season, along with his .394 career BA (13-33) against Braves starter Ervin Santana, Span has the potential to get off to a strong start this week. While he won't give you much power, Span has really picked it up on the base path after the All-Star break, as he has stolen 16 bases in the last 54 games (15 SB through the first 84 games). Make sure Span is locked in and ready to go.
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout is just a .182 hitter against Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: Trout is still the man, and you aren't going to take him out of your lineup, just don't set your expectations too high for Monday. The center fielder leads the American league with 107 runs and 107 RBI while batting .290. He is fourth in home runs (34) and third with a .945 OPS.
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout went 3-for-3 with two solo home runs and an intentional walk on Saturday as the Angels beat the Astros, 5-2.
Insight: The home runs are his 33rd and 34th of the season. Trout's other hit was a double, his 39th of the year. The center fielder leads the American league with 107 runs and 107 RBI while batting .290. He is third in home runs and third with a .946 OPS.
Description: The Red Sox are expected to call up Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal.
Insight: Castillo has played well at three different minor league levels with the Red Sox farm system since signing a record seven-year, $72.5 million contract on Aug. 22. He likely won't get regular starts these last two weeks, but he will certainly be on the fantasy radar next season.
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones went 2-for-4 against the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: With Chris Davis and Manny Machado out of the lineup, it is up to Jones to lead the Orioles offense. He had a double and single on Saturday, but did not drive in a run or score. Jones is hitting .285 with 25 home runs and 85 RBI this year.
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares was 2-for-3 with a run, RBI and stolen base to help the Mets defeat the Nationals, 4-3, on Friday.
Insight: Lagares had what ended up being the game-winning double in the fifth, scoring Eric Young Jr. on the hit. Lagares is hitting a very respectable .279 with four homers and 47 RBI in 401 at-bats this season.
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is 10-for-24 (.417) with two homers and a 1.250 OPS versus Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Gomez has been battling injuries lately, but his season numbers are still very good with a .287 batting average, 21 HR, 68 RBI, 88 runs and an .839 OPS. He's on a five-game hitting streal and should be a must start on Friday.
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton is a career .474 hitter (9-for-19) with four extra-base hits and a 1.384 OPS versus Texas starter Derek Holland.
Insight: He's also stolen three bases with Holland on the mound. That's the good news. The bad news is Upton is batting .207 this season with 11 homers and 34 RBI and just 1-for-9 in three games this week.
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a walk and an inside-the-park home run as the Pirates defeated the Phillies, 6-3, on Wednesday.
Insight: After a brief cold streak after returning from his rib injury, McCutchen is a legitimate contender for the National League batting title again. He is hitting .311, which is only behind Justin Morneau (.317) and teammate Josh Harrison (.318). The home run was the center fielder's 23rd of the season. He also has 77 runs, 75 RBI and 17 stolen bases.
Description: Angels starter Matt Shoemaker has pitched well this season, but one guy he hasn't figured how to get out is Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin.
Insight: Martin is 5-for-7 (.714) with a pair of doubles against Shoemaker. Martin should post a second consecutive 30-plus stolen base season and is batting a respectable .279, but until he bats higher in the lineup his runs and RBI totals will fall a bit short.
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is just 1-for-11 versus Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner.
Insight: Puig hasn't been hitting up to previous standards, batting just .203 over the past month with an ugly .552 OPS. If he keeps this up, he'll be just one of the many outfielders Don Mattingly has to decide to start each day and not a fantasy stud.
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen hits just .231 (3-for-13) against Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: That is basically irrelavant though because McCutchen is 3-for-5 in each of his last two games with two RBI and a home run. He should stay in your lineup, but fantasy owners should be aware that McCutchen has not had much success against Kendrick in the past.
Description: Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler drew a game-winning walk against the Athletics on Sunday as Houston won, 4-3.
Insight: Fowler went 1-for-3 with the game-winning RBI. The A's intentionally walked Jose Altuve ahead of Fowler with two runners on base. The center fielder drew a five-pitch walk to bring in the go-ahead run. Fowler has drawn 61 walks in 99 games this season and posts a healthy .378 on-base percentage.
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs in Pittsburgh's victory over the Chicago Cubs, 10-4, on Sunday.
Insight: It was the second straight day McCutchen went 3-for-5 with an RBI. It looked like the center fielder was going to have to play through his rib injury down the stretch, but the way he is swinging now, it appears McCutchen is over the injury. He is hitting .308 with 22 home runs and 74 RBI this season.
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (wrist) did not start but did pinch hit against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Insight: There was a chance Gomez would play on Sunday, but manager Ron Roenicke likely held him out for precautionary reasons. With the Brewers continuing their slide, Roenicke might have to go with Gomez no matter what on Monday.
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez (wrist) told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel he could play as early as Sunday in the series finale against the Cardinals. UPDATE: Gomez is not in the lineup on Sunday. He could return on Monday. Gerado Parra will start in center field on Sunday.
Insight: Gomez hit batting practice on Saturday and appeared fine. Gomez said that if he feels fine again on Sunday, then he will tell manager Ron Roenicke that he can play. Roenicke indicated, however, he would like to wait until Monday to insert Gomez into the lineup.
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a career .364 hitter with four home runs and a 1.050 OPS against Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson.
Insight: Jones hasn't been as good after the All-Star break as before. He's batting .251 with a .724 OPS in the 47 games since the Summer Classic. Still, he's putting together another solid season - .285, 24 home runs, 81 RBI and 80 runs.
Description: Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with three singles, an RBI and run to lead Pittsburgh past the Chicago Cubs, 5-0, on Saturday.
Insight: It was one of McCutchen's best days at the plate since returning from his rib injury. McCutchen has had four other multi-hit games since returning, but the center fielder looked completely comfortable and confident at the plate as he battled in his at-bats even in the ninth inning when the Pirates aleady led by five. McCutchen should start in your lineup every day.
Description: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp went 2-for-4 in the Oakland come-from-behind victory, 4-3, over the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: Crisp also stole two bases. Crisp is starting to heat up as the lead off hitter for Oakland, which is just what the Athletics need. Crisp is 7-for-21 in his last five games. The center fielder is batting .256 with nine home runs and 45 RBI this year.
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 2-for-4 in the loss to the Phillies on Saturday.
Insight: Span continued his hot second half with two more hits. The center fielders has 23 multi-hit games since the All-Star Break. He hit .368 in July, .328 in August and is 8-for-20 so far in September.
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is out of the starting lineup against on Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Joc Pederson is starting in center field over Puig. All indications point to Pederson beginning to get regular time in the outfield, so Puig's value is going to take a hit the rest of the month.
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is just a .176 hitter with nine strikeouts in 17 at-bats against Cardinals starter Lance Lynn.
Insight: Gomez didn't start Friday night, but did get into the game as a defensive replacement. He's having trouble swinging a bat due to a wrist problem and should be avoided even if he's in Saturday's starting lineup. Update: Gomez is not in the starting lineup.
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is just a .176 hitter with nine strikeouts in 17 at-bats against Cardinals starter Lance Lynn.
Insight: Gomez didn't start Friday night, but did get into the game as a defensive replacement. He's having trouble swinging a bat due to a wrist problem and should be avoided even if he's in Saturday's starting lineup.
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings is out indefinitely due to a bruised knee.
Insight: Jennings has been out with a left knee injury since Aug. 29. Jennings told the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday that his left knee still doesn't feel any better and there is no timetable for his return.
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in Friday's starting lineup against St. Louis due to a sprained left wrist.
Insight: He was expected to be shut down for a week so this isn't a surprise, but according to manager Ron Roenicke he was "feeling much better." Having fallen four games back of the Cardinals the Brewers could have used his bat, and enthusiasm, in their lineup.
Description: Milwaukee center fielder Carlos Gomez is questionable for Friday's game against St. Louis due to a sprained left wrist.
Insight: This is actually an upgrade as he was supposed to be will be shut down a week, but according to manager Ron Roenicke he's "feeling much better." Having fallen four games back of the Cardinals the Brewers could use his bat, and enthusiasm, in their lineup.
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds lineup on Thursday against the Orioles.
Insight: Hamilton went 2-for-4 on Wednesday and broke the rookie stolen base record with his 55th steal of the season. Thursday looks to be just a routine day of rest. In addition to the steals, Hamilton is hitting .269 with 71 runs.
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings is a lifetime .409 (9-for-22) hitter against Toronto starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Jennings has been out with a left knee injury since Aug. 29, so owners might be reluctant to insert him so quickly back in the lineup on Thursday. That's if he is even in the Tampa Bay lineup. Jennings told the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday that his left knee still doesn't feel any better. Make sure Jennings is in the lineup if you want to play the percentages against Buehrle.
Description: Phillies center fielder Ben Revere added three more hits to his total Wednesday afternoon and raised his batting average to .314 .
Insight: The .314 average makes him the NL leader grabbing the top spot from Josh Harrison
(.313) . Revere has stolen 42 bases, but despite the high batting average is a drain on OPS due to just 18 extra-base hits.
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares went 4-for-4 with two steals on Tuesday against the Marlins.
Insight: Lagares had a perfect night at the plate, registering four hits, including a double, walk, two RBI, three runs and two steals. Lagares has steals in four of his last five games. Terry Collins said he wants his center fielder to continue to use his speed on the base paths which is great news for fantasy owners.
Description: Milwaukee removed center fielder Carlos Gomez will be shut down a week before resuming baseball drills according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Insight: Gomez will likely be out at least two weeks, which hurts any owner that needed him for a postseason run. Oh, the Brewers will certainly miss him too as Tuesday was the first day since April 5 that Milwaukee was not in first place of the NL Central.
Description: The Athletics are hoping center fielder Coco Crisp (neck) will return to the lineup by this weekend according to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group.
Insight: Crisp received more injections into his neck on Tuesday. Fantasy owners might have to look elsewhere for center field production. Even if Crisp is healthy by the weekend, expect the Athletics to bring him back slowly.
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the Yankees lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Ellsbury missed the last two starts with a left ankle injury, though he was used as a pinch hitter and clubbed a double on Sunday. With the off day on Monday, Ellsbury had three straight days to recover. He is hitting .288/.348/.435 with 14 home runs and 37 steals.
Description: Milwaukee removed center fielder Carlos Gomez in the third inning of Sunday's game against the Giants due to a sore left wrist and again not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: Gomez was not lighting it up before the injury anyway, going hitless in his last five games. Gerardo Parra will replace him.
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings is just 2-for-18 with six strikeouts when facing R.A. Dickey's knuckleball.
Insight: Jennings hasn't played since Aug. 28 while dealing with left knee soreness. It is unclear when he will return. Fantasy owners, and Rays fans, are still waiting for Jennings to blossom into the "next" Carl Crawford as was advertised when he first came to the big leagues.
Description: Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon was hitless in his first five at-bats Monday before hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Insight: Blackmon homered in each of the previous two games and has driven in six runs in his last five. He's gone 22-for-67 (.328) with three doubles, three homers, 10 RBI, 12 runs and two steals in his last 17 games.