Fantasy MLB
Infield Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS3/29/2015 10:34:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 on Saturday and actually lowered his spring training batting average.
Insight: That should tell owners all they need to know about Abreu's March. He is hitting .479 in 48 at-bats. It isn't all great for Abreu, though, as 19 of his 23 hits have been singles. His two hits on Saturday were also singles.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC3/29/2015 10:32:00 AM
Description: Cubs super prospect Kris Bryant continued his hot spring, going 4-for-5 with three runs against the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Bryant had a double and three singles. He is hitting .459 in 37 at-bats this spring. He is still, however, not expected to begin the season in the big leagues, but he is still worth drafting in a later round in redraft leagues.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA3/29/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager hit a solo home run versus Giants starter Jake Peavy on Saturday.
Insight: Seager is hitting .300 with three home runs and 10 RBI this month after signing a huge contract extension in the offseason. Owners should not sleep on Seager, who is coming off a career-best season in 2014 when he hit 25 home runs with 96 RBI.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE3/29/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went deep on Saturday for the first time this spring training.
Insight: Kipnis hasn't played much this spring due to back spasms, but he looked good Saturday. He went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer. Owners can draft him as they normally would.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX3/29/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder went 2-for-2 with an RBI on Saturday against the Padres.
Insight: Fielder had an RBI-single versus Ross, who had a great day on the hill besides allowing the single to Fielder. The first baseman is hitting .324 this spring and looks fine, having recovered from neck surgery in the offseason.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN3/29/2015 10:01:00 AM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and four RBI on Saturday versus the Cubs.
Insight: Frazier also hit a home run on Thursday. He has four dingers this spring with 12 RBI. Frazier is also hitting .262 in March, showing that once again he can provide power, a little bit of speed and an ok average.
Didi Gregorius, SS, NYY3/28/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius sprained his left wrist and will have X-rays.
Insight: We will know more after the results are out. If it's serious, the Yankees have Stephen Drew to slide over to shortstop. Gregorius has a tough assignment this season - replace the legend known as Derek Jeter.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS3/28/2015 10:14:00 AM
Description: Nationals 3B/LF/1B Ryan Zimmerman will miss a few days due to a left shoulder injury, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSN.
Insight: It's not his throwing shoulder, so we think it's still OK to draft him. Zimmerman is expected to be the Nationals primary first baseman this season where his production should make him a middle-of-the-pack fantasy value. He'll likely keep his multi-position eligibility which should help.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS3/25/2015 3:46:00 PM
Description: Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon had another MRI on Tuesday which showned the MCL in his left knee is still sprained.
Insight: Rendon suffered this injury on March 9 and he still isn't 100 percent. Washington hasn't ruled Rendon out for Opening Day, but there seems to be an increasing liklihood that he could miss the start of the season. This might drop his draft stock slightly, but owners shouldn't let him fall too far.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY3/25/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Alex Rodriguez can be the team's regular designated hitter this season according to the Wall Street Journal.
Insight: Rodriguez is hitting .286 with two home runs and a double in 33 plate appearances this spring. Rodriguez is going to turn 40 and both his hips have already been surgically repaired, so he could benefit from a full season just hitting.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC3/24/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (groin) is now expected to return to action on Wednesday.
Insight: He was originally thought to be back in the lineup on Tuesday, but Chicago will give him an extra day. Nevertheless, Castro seems to be just fine.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN3/24/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier signed a four-year, $20 million extension.
Insight: Dozier was a great value for fantasy owners in 2014, but most of his production came before the All-Star break and fantasy owners should be wary of selecting him too high. Although he was a 20-20 hitter, he hit 18 of 23 homers and accumulated 16 of 21 steals before the break.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE3/23/2015 8:39:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis missed a fifth straight game on Monday due to back spasms according to MLB.com.
Insight: Kipnis has a lingering back issue and has yet to be cleared for baseball activities. Kipnis has just 22 at-bats this spring due to a finger injury and the back issue, but there is no indication that he is in danger of missing opening day.
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE3/23/2015 12:55:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Nick Swisher (surgery on both knees) ran the bases Sunday and said he felt great, according to Jordan Bastian of mlb.com.
Insight: Swisher had knee issues all last season and hit .208 with eight homers, 42 RBI, 111 Ks and a .609 OPS in 360 at-bats. He'll struggle to get at-bats in a strong Indians lineup and fantasy owners should probably ignore him until late in the draft, if at all.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS3/22/2015 3:10:00 PM
Description: Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon (knee) has been cleared to resume baseball activities according to manager Matt Williams.
Insight: This is great news, as Rendon has a couple weeks to get ready for Opening Day. He should have enough time to be ready for the start of the season.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC3/22/2015 12:12:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (groin) said he will be back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: He was scratched on Saturday, but it was just as a precaution. Draft Castro as you normally would.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC3/21/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was scratched from Saturday's lineup with tightness in his right groin.
Insight: There is no need to worry as of now. Consider Castro day-to-day, but it is worth monitoring the situation.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET3/21/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (foot) said he feels great.
Insight: This was after hitting and running on Saturday, and as a result, Cabrera hopes to make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday. The signs continue to trend in the right direction for him to be ready for Opening Day.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE3/21/2015 3:13:00 PM
Description: Cleveland second baseman Jason Kipnis is out for weekend due to back spasms.
Insight: The second baseman was disappointing last season, hitting .240 with six home runs, and 41 RBI after a 17- homer, 84 RBI, 2013 season. This injury won't help his comeback efforts and fantasy should be wary that choosing him could be high risk.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM3/21/2015 2:48:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy (hamstring) will miss the next week.
Insight: Murphy batted .289 last season with nine homers, 57 RBI, 79 runs and a .734 OPS. He's a useful low-end fantasy option at second base and should be ready for the start of the season. He might start out slow having only seen 21 plate appearances so far this spring.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK3/16/2015 4:39:00 PM
Description: Oakland infielder Ben Zobrist was scratched from Monday's contest with shoulder tightness.
Insight: The good news is that Zobrist told reporters he would be able to play if it were a regular season game. Zobrist will be fine for Opening Day.
Everth Cabrera, SS, BAL3/16/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Shortstop Everth Cabrera is starting Monday's sring training game in centerfield.
Insight: Cabrera has never played in the outfield in a major league game during his career. While it may get him a few more at bats, he's still a one-category fantasy player - steals.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR3/15/2015 2:53:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion will resume hitting on Tuesday according to MLB.com.
Insight: Encarnacion missed the past week due to a sore back. The Blue Jays expect to ease him back into the designated hitter role although they plan to play him mostly at first base this season.