Fantasy MLB
Infield Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/25/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is 6-for-12 with a home run versus Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Fielder is hitting .375 with a home run and 10 RBI this season. It's a solid combination of a hot hitter, a favorable matchup and the wind blowing out to right field tonight. Start him.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STLHot4/25/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career .458 hitter (11-for-24) against Brewers starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: Carpenter has been on fire this spring, batting .387 with three homers and a 1.119 OPS. He's a must start in this favorable matchup.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS4/25/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .517 hitter (15-for-29) versus Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: The most important thing for fantsy owners is that Pedroia looks healthy so far this season. He's batting .250, but with power - four homers and seven extra-base hits in 68 at-bats. He's a must start on Saturday.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS4/25/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon (knee) had no problems in his first minor league stint and should be back with the Nationals for their series with the first-place New York Mets on Thursday.
Insight: With the return of Rendon next week, the Nationals will finally have their regular starting lineup on the field for the first time this season. Denard Span and Jayson Werth just recently returned to the action.
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA4/24/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon had a nice game Friday versus Washington.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Gordon is hitting .370 with 10 RBIs and eight stolen bases on the year.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY4/24/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira smacked two home runs Friday against the Mets.
Insight: He is hitting just .218 this season, yet has seven homers and 17 RBIs thus far. Owners will definitely take that.
James Loney, 1B, TAM4/24/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney hit his first homer of the season.
Insight: He did so in a 12-3 win over Toronto. Loney is hitting .286 with two RBIs this season. He is not much of a fantasy option.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX4/24/2015 7:43:00 PM
Description: Texas first baseman Mitch Moreland (elbow) will return to the lineup on Friday night.
Insight: He is starting at first base and hitting second, while Prince Fielder is serving as the DH.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/24/2015 5:53:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) will return to the lineup on Friday.
Insight: It will be his first start since Sunday. He will start at the DH spot, but should be back int he field at some point this weekend.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN4/24/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante will return to the lineup on Friday night.
Insight: He has not played since Sunday, but is ready to roll for Friday's contest. Infante should improve on his .250..244/.350 line quickly.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL4/24/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is not in the lineup for Friday's game.
Insight: He is getting a routine day of rest. Daniel Descalso will get the start at shortstop.
James Loney, 1B, TAM4/24/2015 3:40:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney (right oblique strain) is in Friday night's starting lineup.
Insight: Loney comes back to a tough matchup, against R.A. Dickey. He's just a .182 hitter (6-for-33) against the knuckleballer. Loney has always hit for a decent average, but lacks the power fantasy owners like from the first base position, so his fantasy value is limited.
Rey Navarro, 2B, BAL4/24/2015 3:37:00 PM
Description: Baltimore just called up infielder Rey Navarro and he's being pushed right into the starting lineup for Friday night versus Boston
Insight: Ryan Flaherty joined Jonathan Schoop on the injured list Friday, leaving manager Buck Showalter without many options. Navarro was batting .429 in two games at Norfolk (INT).
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS4/24/2015 3:34:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's not a complete surprise considering he's just 1-for-10 with four strikeouts versus Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHICold4/24/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins is hitless in nine at-bats versus Andrew Cashner.
Insight: Rollins is batting just .193 and has yet to play up to expectations in his new uniform. This matchup won't help.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/24/2015 1:47:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is 11-for-22 with four extra-base hits and a couple of steals versus Oakland southpaw Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Altuve is off to an average start, hitting .297 with three extra-base hits, eight RBI and five stolen bases in 59 at-bats this season. We expect more.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL4/24/2015 1:42:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is a career 7-for-12 (.583) against Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza.
Insight: Adams is off to a slow start, batting just .233 with a .678 through the first 13 games, but he's been better of late and should be able to jump on this favorable matchup.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/24/2015 12:07:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is a career 1-for-11 with three strikeouts versus Phillies starter Aaron Harang.
Insight: Freeman struggled against the tough Mets pitching staff and doesn't figure to get healthy in this unfavorable matchup.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR4/23/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson smacked a homer during Thursday's win over Baltimore.
Insight: He finished 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored. Donaldson is now hitting .400 with four homers and 13 RBIs.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL4/23/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had a big night Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs. Owners are praying this breaks Machado loose.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS4/23/2015 8:32:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit his sixth homer of the season.
Insight: Gonzalez is hitting an impressive .414 with 15 RBIs thus far this season.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM4/23/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy produced four RBIs on Thursday afternoon.
Insight: This was much needed for fantasy owners, as Murphy is batting just .170 this season. He finished the day 2-for-3 with a double, walk, and the four RBIs.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC4/23/2015 4:19:00 PM
Description: Cubs SS/2B Addison Russell picked up his first major league RBI on Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Russell had an RBI double in the fourth inning, and while he is hitting just .154 so far, the sky is the limit for Chicago's top prospect.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL4/23/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez smacked his first home run of the season.
Insight: It was his lone hit in three at-bats. Ramirez took Homer Bailey deep in the fifth, and owners are hoping that wakes him up, as Ramirez is batting just .167 with four RBIs thus far.
Martin Prado, 3B, MIAHot4/23/2015 4:07:00 PM
Description: With three more hits on Thursday, Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado has raised his average to .300.
Insight: That's five multi-hit games in the last seven contests. You could do a lot worse at the hot corner.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/23/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is getting Thursday off.
Insight: Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .869 OPS through the first 14 games. The Red Sox outfield will be a bit weak without both Ramirez and Shane Victorino.
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI4/23/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Rollins had played in the first 14 Dodgers games and will finally get a day off. He's batting just .200, but does have seven RBI and seven runs scored.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDPCold4/23/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko, a career .229 hitter who is batting .163 this season, continues to sit even though second baseman Yangervis Solatre is starting at 3B on Thursday.
Insight: Gyorko will sit in favor of Cory Spangenberg. Gyorko has fallen a long way from 2013 when he hit 23 homers and fantasy owners were excited about his future.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL4/23/2015 12:06:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau will get Thursday afternoon off.
Insight: Just a routine day off, no injury here. Morneau hasn't done much this season, batting just .231 with a home run and three RBI. Daniel Descalso will get the start.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY4/23/2015 11:31:00 AM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Rodriguez is just getting the day off. A-Rod has been one of the Yankees best hitters this season, hitting .265 with four home runs, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored. Carlos Beltran will DH and Garrett Jones is starting at first base.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN4/23/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is just 3-for-24 (.125) against Milwaukee right-hander Kyle Lohse and is not in the Thursday starting lineup.
Insight: Frazier has been productive this season despite a low .237 batting average with four homers and 13 RBI through the first 15 games.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET4/23/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will get Thursday afternoon off.
Insight: No injury that we know of, just a day of rest. He's batting a hot .396 this season and also added four steals. Hernan Perez will start at shortstop.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHCHot4/23/2015 10:50:00 AM
Description: Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant will get a second straight start in the outfield on Thursday.
Insight: The much-heralded Bryant could end up being eligible at two positions. He's batting .409 in the six games since being called up. For a change. the player is equal to the hype.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI4/23/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: When you are 36 years-old and struggling, you get days games off after a night game. Utley is batting just .120 this season. Cesar Hernandez will start at second base.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/23/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is a career 6-for-13 versus Mets starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Freeman has yet to take the right-hander deep, but that could change today with the favorable winds blowing out to right field at around 15 mph.
Cody Asche, 3B, PHI4/23/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Phillies third baseman Cody Asche hit his second home run of the season during Wednesday's loss to the Marlins and might be able to repeat that feat on Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Asche has been a solid option this season and now is hitting .340 with overall, but the key to him going deep again is the wind blowing out to right field at about 20 mph today. All he has to do is hit it in the air solidly and it should go out of hitter-friendly Citizen's Bank Park.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/23/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: Struggling Angels first baseman Albert Pujols gets a favorable matchup on Thursday.
Insight: Pujols is batting below the Mendoza Line thorugh his first 56 at-bats this season, but does have three home runs. He's a career 7-for-14 versus Oakland's Thursday starter Jesse Chavez.
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SDPHot4/23/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: San Diego first baseman Yonder Alonso is a career 6-for-8 (.750) with two doubles and a pair of home runs versus Rockies starter Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Alonso is off to a hot start, batting .365 this season. Add in the game is in Colorado and the wind will be blowing out to center and Alonso should be in every starting lineup despite the small sample size.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN4/23/2015 10:25:00 AM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is just 3-for-24 (.125) against Milwaukee right-hander Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Frazier has been productive this season despite a low .237 batting average with four homers and 13 RBI through the first 15 games. However, Thursday doesn't look like a good matchup for the third baseman.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/23/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) is expected to take batting practice and run the bases Thursday and could return as soon as Friday.
Insight: Zobrist needed a cortisone shot earlier in the week. He's batting .267 with one homer, eigth RBI and eight runs scored.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN4/23/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante is still questionable for Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox due to a strained left groin.
Insight: Infante is only hitting .250 this season, however, he had a nine-game hitting streak when we last saw him playing (Sunday).
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/23/2015 9:59:00 AM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was not in the lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs and is questionable for Thursday's game.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday and hasn't played since then. Jung Ho Kang is 3-for-6 with four RBI over the past two games so there is no need to rush Mercer back before he's ready.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY4/22/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira blasted a home run Wednesday against the Tigers.
Insight: It was a three-run shot and he now has five homers and 13 RBIs so far this season. Teixeira is hitting just over .200 however.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS4/22/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit a homer Wednesday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: It was a two-run shot in the third inning. The most important thing for fantsy owners is that Pedroia looks healthy so far this season.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR4/22/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis should be owned everywhere.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 on Wednesday with his fourth homer, and is now hitting .388 with 14 RBIs on the season.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL4/22/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong had a big game Wednesday versus Washington.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Wong is now hitting .325 with one home run and five RBIs overall.
Cody Asche, 3B, PHI4/22/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Cody Asche hit his second home run of the season during Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.
Insight: Asche has been a solid option this season and now is hitting .340 with overall. He should be picked up everywhere.
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA4/22/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado went 2-for-5 Wednesday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: He had a double and one RBI and is now hitting .273 on the season overall.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/22/2015 6:35:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist (knee) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Angels.
Insight: Zobrist needed a cortisone shot and is expected to miss a few days. Stay tuned.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOS4/22/2015 6:32:00 PM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez will get the day off Wednesday versus San Francisco.
Insight: He will get the day off against Madison Bumgarner. Justin Turner will get the start at first base.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL4/22/2015 5:57:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (wrist) will play on Wednesday night.
Insight: This is great news or owners. Get Arenado back into your lineups immediately.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWSHot4/22/2015 5:54:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu smacked his fifth homer of the season on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Abreu took Corey Kluber deep in the first inning for a solo shot, and he also had two more RBIs on the day as well. He now has 12 RBIs and is hitting a solid .291 overall.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR4/22/2015 4:11:00 PM
Description: X-rays on Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday.
Insight: Travis missed Tuesday's game after he took a pitch in the ribs on Sunday. He is hitting second, though, versus Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez on Wednesday.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/22/2015 3:15:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is still not in the lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday and hasn't played since then. Jung Ho Kang, who had a three-run double on Tuesday, will again start at shortstop.
David Wright, 3B, NYM4/22/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright will miss three weeks with his hamstring injury according to the New York Daily News.
Insight: Wright has been out for over a week since suffering a right hamstring strain. The good news is manager Terry Collins says Wright is right where he should be with his rehab although he hasn't started baseball activities yet.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG4/22/2015 11:31:00 AM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is a 3-for-27 lifetime versus Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: It's not a huge surprise because lots of players struggle against Kershaw, but Belt's .111 batting average is less than desirable for fantasy owners. Find someone else to start at first base on Wednesday.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA4/22/2015 11:27:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano is finally starting to find a groove this season.
Insight: Many fantasy owners have complained about Cano's slow start, but he does have hits in eight straight games. Cano is also a .423 career hitter with five RBI versus Astros Roberto Hernandez, so Cano is doing just fine.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/22/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is 7-for-21 in his career versus Angels starter Jered Weaver.
Insight: Zobrist also has two doubles, triple and home run with four RBI against Weaver. Zobrist is hitting .267 with a home run and eight RBI in 45 at-bats.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/22/2015 11:21:00 AM
Description: It might be time to finally sit the struggling Angels first baseman Albert Pujols.
Insight: Pujols is batting below the Mendoza Line in the first 52 at-bats this season, and against Athletics starter Sonny Gray, Pujols is just 1-for-13 in his career. Pujols does have two 2-for-4 games in the last three days, so there's always a chance he breaks out, but if owners have a better option, it is alright to sit Pujols.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL4/22/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau has four career home runs versus the Padres starter James Shields.
Insight: Morneau is also 15-for-47 (.319) with six doubles and 11 RBI against Shields, so he is a strong play on Wednesday.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL4/22/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is a .356 lifetime hitter with five home runs and 11 RBI in 45 at-bats versus Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Ramirez also has four doubles versus Cueto. Ramirez wasn't in the lineup on Tuesday, but as long as he is Wednesday, he is alright to start versus Cueto.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN4/22/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has nine hits, including three home runs, against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Mauer is 9-for-25 overall with four RBI and six walks versus Guthrie. It would be nice for Mauer to show some of that power on Wednesday because he still doesn't have a home run in 52 at-bats in 2015.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN4/22/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante has 15 singles in his career versus Twins starter Mike Pelfrey.
Insight: Infante is 16-for-39 (.410) against Pelfrey, but only one hit was extra bases. Infante is only hitting .250 this season, however, he has a nine-game hitting streak and went 2-for-2 in his last start on Sunday.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT4/22/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez is just 3-for-17 in his lifetime against Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: Alvarez wasn't in the lineup on Tuesday with Cubs lefty pitcher Travis Wood starting, but Alvarez should start versus the right-handed Hammel on Wednesday. That doesn't mean he should go back into fantasy lineups as Alvarez is hitting just .176 versus Hammel in his career. Two of Alvarez's three hits against Hammel, however, are home runs.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/22/2015 10:43:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar is 9-for-24 with two doubles and an RBI in his career versus Cardinals starter John Lackey.
Insight: Escobar also has hits in the last three games. He also has two home runs in that stretch, so make sure Escobar is in the lineup on Wednesday.
Conor Gillaspie, 3B, CWS4/22/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Chicago third baseman Conor Gillaspie has solid numbers against Indians ace Corey Kluber in his career.
Insight: Gillaspie is 6-for-16 with a double versus Kluber, so don't be afraid to leave him in the lineup on Wednesday.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA4/22/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano had an RBI-single in the, 6-3, loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Cano also had an RBI on a groundout in the first. He finished 1-for-4 with two RBI. Cano is hitting .293 with one home run and six RBI this season.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/22/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was just 1-for-5 on Tuesday but had three RBI in the, 6-3, victory over the Mariners.
Insight: Altuve had the game-winning three-run double in the eighth. Altuve is off to an average start, hitting .288/.333/.373 with three extra-base hits on seven RBI and five stolen bases in 59 at-bats this season.
David Freese, 3B, ANA4/22/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Angels third baseman David Freese went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the, 14-1, victory over the Athletics on Tuesday.
Insight: Freese had a two-RBI single in the sixth to really open up things up against Oakland. After the inning, the Angels led, 10-1. Freese is hitting .236 with three home runs and 11 RBI this season.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/22/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and run scored in the, 7-1, victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Insight: Fielder had a ground rule double in the first inning and then hit a two-run homer in the eighth. It was Fielder's first home run of the season. He is also hitting .386 with nine RBI this season.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN4/22/2015 9:28:00 AM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier hit a grand slam in the, 16-10, victory over the Brewers on Tuesday.
Insight: Frazier was 2-for-4 and his grand slam in the fourth put Cincinnati ahead, 8-4. He also had two walks and three runs. Frazier is hitting .250 with four home runs and 13 RBI this season.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/22/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit yet another home run in the, 16-10, offensive slugfest against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Insight: Votto has three home runs in the last five games and six on the season. He was 2-for-5 on Tuesday with the solo home run, walk and three runs scored. Votto is hitting .377/.492/.792 with 13 RBI as well.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN4/22/2015 9:19:00 AM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer had two hits and an RBI in the, 6-5, loss to the Royals on Tuesday.
Insight: Mauer had an RBI-single in the fourth to score Danny Santana. It was his fifth RBI, but he still doesn't have a home run. Because of the lack of power, Mauer is only fantasy relevant in very deep leagues.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KAN4/22/2015 9:18:00 AM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored in the, 6-5, victory over the Twins on Tuesday.
Insight: Moustakas hit a two-run bomb in the fifth to give the Royals a two-run lead, and then the third baseman capped off an eighth inning rally with a single to score the winning run. Moustakas is off to a great start, hitting .327 with three home runs and five RBI.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS4/22/2015 9:12:00 AM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was 2-for-4 with two RBI in the loss to the Indians on Tuesday.
Insight: Abreu drove in the only two runs for the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland won, 6-2. Abreu hit his fourth home run of the season on Tuesday and he is also hitting .275 with nine RBI.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/21/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar hit a walkoff homer Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He did so in the 10th off Carlos Villanueva. It was Escobar's lone hit in the game in fuve at-bats, and he now has two home runs and two RBIs overall.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC4/21/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Cubs third Kris Bryant had another nice night at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two RBI in the, 9-8, victory over the Pirates on Tuesday.
Insight: Bryant had an RBI-double in the first and another RBI in the third. He is hitting .444/.583/.611 with six RBI this season.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC4/21/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with four RBI including the game-tying hit in the ninth as Chicago rallied to beat Pittsburgh, 9-8.
Insight: Castro hit a chopping ground ball over the third baseman's head with the bases loaded in the ninth to tie the game. He also had an RBI-single in the third and solo home run in the sixth. Castro is hitting .352 with two home runs and 10 RBI this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR4/21/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion smacked two homers Tuesday against the Orioles.
Insight: He now has four home runs on the year, along with a total of eight RBIs. Jose Bautista also wet deep in the contest.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/21/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard finally hit his first home run of the season.
Insight: He did so in the sixth inning off Dan Haren. Howard finished the game 2-for-3 with the two-run dinger and two runs scored. He has just four RBIs on the season.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL4/21/2015 5:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez will get some rest Tuesday against the Reds.
Insight: Jason Rogers will start at third base and bat sixth. Ramirez should return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Jake Lamb, 3B, ARI4/21/2015 5:34:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks have sent third basman Jake Lamb to the 15-day disabled list due to a foot injury according to Roto World.
Insight: This is too bad as Lamb was doing very well this season, hitting .414/.514/.690 with one home run and nine RBI in 10 games. Yasmany Tomas will start at third base on Tuesday.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL4/21/2015 5:30:00 PM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (wrist) will not play Tuesday versus San Diego.
Insight: Arenado missed Monday's contest as well, but was able to swing a bat on Tuesday. He should be able to pinch-hit and likely return on the Wednesday.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC4/21/2015 4:46:00 PM
Description: Cubs top shortstop prospect Addison Russell has been called up to the big club in time for Tuesday's game and he'll start and bat ninth.
Insight: Russell will take over the second base role, for now, but is a natural shortstop. He was batting .316 at Triple-A Iowa.
Anthony Rendon, 3B, WAS4/21/2015 4:38:00 PM
Description: Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon (knee) will begin his rehab assignment on Friday.
Insight: He played three innings in an extended spring training game on Tuesday, and came out of it feeling good. Rendon should be back with the Nationals by the beginning of May, if not sooner.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/21/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar (groin) will play Tuesday night.
Insight: He was questionable coming in after missing the past two games. Escobar will bat sixth against Lance Lynn and the Cardinals.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR4/21/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (fracture left ribs) will return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Reyes will reportedly hit exclusively from the right side, due to small rib fracture. It is not idea, but he is avoiding the disabled list for the moment.
Tim Beckham, SS, TAM4/21/2015 3:59:00 PM
Description: Rays backup shortstop Tim Beckham will get the start Tuesday night.
Insight: Asdrubal Cabrera isn't injured, just ineffective so far this season, batting .192 with a .472 OPS. Beckham is batting .267 with two homers and an .836 OPS.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAM4/21/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cabrera isn't injured, just ineffective so far this season, batting .192 with a .472 OPS. Tim Beckham will get the nod at shortstop. Beckham is batting .267 with two homers and an .836 OPS.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT4/21/2015 3:55:00 PM
Description: Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez is an ugly 1-for-18 (.056) with seven strikeouts against Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Insight: Alvarez is still an all-or-nothing hitter with four homers this season and a .233 batting average including 13 Ks in 43 at-bats. Avoid this matchup. Update: Alvarez is not in the starting lineup.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/21/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday morning's game due to illness, but is back in Tuesday's starting lineup batting cleanup.
Insight: Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .895 OPS through the first 11 games.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOS4/21/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will get Tuesday off.
Insight: Bogaerts is hitting .319 through 12 games with eight RBI and eight runs scored. Utility man Brock Holt will start at shortstop and bat eighth.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOSCold4/21/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 1-for-12 with seven strikeouts against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: Napoli is off to an ectremely slow start and doesn't figure to get "healthy" in this unfavroable matchup. Expect Allen Craig to be out there and Napoli with a day off. Update: Napoli is getting the day off, but it's Daniel Nava at first.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/21/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was not in the lineup on Monday against the Cubs due to a rib injury and will not play Tuesday either.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday, so Jung Ho Kang will start at shortstop. Too bad, as Mercer is 5-for-11 with two homers versus Tuesday's starter Travis Wood.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL4/21/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20.
Insight: Gennett wasn't hitting at the moment (.207 with 12 Ks in 29 at-bats) so maybe this is a good thing. Hector Gomez is likely to start the next few games. He's batting .286 with a .786 OPS.
Hector Gomez, SS, MIL4/21/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Brewers infielder Hector Gomez will get some consistent at-bats at second base with Scooter Gennett placed on the disabled list.
Insight: Gomez is batting .286 in his 14 at-bats this season. He showed decent power at Triple-A Nashville last season, blasting 15 homers, with an .808 OPS.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOUHot4/21/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is 5-for-10 with a couple of doubles against Seattle starter Taijuan Walker.
Insight: Altuve is also 2-for-2 in steals against Walker. he's batting .296 this season , but had a nine-game hitting streak end Monday night. he should get right back on the horse in this favorable matchup.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA4/21/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is hitless in 13 at-bats against Houston starter Collin McHugh.
Insight: Seager is on fire with seven hits in his last three games to raise his average to .306, but this matchup should cool him off.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KAN4/21/2015 10:59:00 AM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is just 1-for-12 against Minnesota starter Tommy Milone.
Insight: Moustakas has started off the season batting .300 and scored 12 runs, but he's only knocked in two, both on home runs. Avoid this matchup.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLECold4/21/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis hitless in 13 at-bats against White Sox starter Hector Noesi.
Insight: Kipnis has been sidelined by back spasms recently and is hitting just .224 this season. Avoid this matchup.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOSCold4/21/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 1-for-12 with seven strikeouts against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: Napoli is off to an ectremely slow start and doesn't figure to get "healthy" in this unfavroable matchup. Expect Allen Craig to be out there and Napoli with a day off.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC4/21/2015 10:47:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is just 2-for-20 (.100) against Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Castro is batting .327 this season and is one of the veterans of the very young, but talented Chicago lineup. He isn't a good play on Tuesday.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/21/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist was not in the lineup on Monday against the Angels and is not expected to be available for Tuesday's game against the LA Angels
Insight: Zobrist is dealing with soreness in his left knee and was given a cortisone shot so should miss a couple more days, according to Joe Stiglich of Comcast SportsNet California.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/21/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday morning's game due to illness.
Insight: At least the oft-injured star isn't hurt - it's the flu bug. Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .895 OPS through the first 11 games. beat writer Gordon Edes expects him to play on Tuesday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/21/2015 10:04:00 AM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar is questionable for Tuesday's game against St. Louis due to a groin issue.
Insight: Escobar is hitting .286 with a home run and RBI in 11 games this season. his last game was Friday night so he's had four days to rest.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL4/21/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett should miss a couple of days after cutting his hand in the shower on Sunday.
Insight: Gennett wasn't hitting at the moment (.207 with 12 Ks in 29 at-bats) so maybe this is a good thing. Hector Gomez is likely to start the next few games for the 2-11 Brewers.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL4/21/2015 9:43:00 AM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado missed Monday due to a sore wrist and is still questionable for Tuesday's game against San Diego.
Insight: Arenado is batting .311 with three homers and a 1.024 OPS, so hopefully this won't effect his swing or power. Rafael Ynoa took over at the hot corner on Monday.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC4/21/2015 9:36:00 AM
Description: Cubs top shortstop prospect Addison Russell is expected to be called up to the big club in time for Tuesday's game.
Insight: Russell is expected to take over the second base role, for now, but is a natural shortstop. He was batting .316 at Triple-A Iowa.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC4/20/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Cubs third Kris Bryant proved on Monday why he is being considered the next Mike Trout.
Insight: Bryant went 3-for-4 with three RBI in the, 5-2, victory over the Pirates. Bryant had an RBI-single in the fifth and then doubled in two runs in the seventh. Bryant is hitting .429/.571/.1.150 with four RBI although it has been just 14 at-bats this season.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/20/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto hit another home run as he continued his strong start to the 2015 season.
Insight: Votto was 2-for-4 versus the Brewers on Monday, hitting a two-run bomb in the seventh that pretty much sealed the win. Cincinnati won, 6-1. Votto is hitting .375/.492/.771 with five home runs and 12 RBI this season.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/20/2015 6:13:00 PM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is not in the lineup on Monday against the Angels.
Insight: Zobrist left Sunday with soreness in his left knee. Consider him day-to-day.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT4/20/2015 4:58:00 PM
Description: Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer is not in the lineup on Monday against the Cubs due to a rib injury.
Insight: Mercer took a fastball in the ribs from Brewers starter Matt Garza on Sunday, so Jung Ho Kang will start at shortstop. Mercer had an X-ray, which came back negative, so he is dealing with a bruise.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL4/20/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett should miss a couple of days after cutting his hand in the shower on Sunday.
Insight: Gennett wasn't hitting at the moment (.207 with 12 Ks in 29 at-bats) so maybe this is a good thing. Hector Gomez is likely to start the next few games for the 2-10 Brewers.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS4/20/2015 1:40:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is a career 4-for-7 versus Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer.
Insight: That's not a big deal except that the wind will be blowing out to left at at 17 mph tonight in a hitter's park and Abreu went 4-for-9 over the past two games. It all adds up to a nice play on Monday night.
Marwin Gonzalez, IF, HOU4/20/2015 1:37:00 PM
Description: Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez could get a rare start on Monday.
Insight: If he does, be prepared to jump on the opportunity as he's 7-for-12 (.583) with a couple of extra-base hits versis Seattle's scheduled starter Hisashi Iwakuma.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SDP4/20/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko, a career .229 hitter, hasn't proven he can handle major league pitching on a day-in, day-out basis, but he can hit Rockies starter Jorge de la Rosa.
Insight: Gyorko is 10-for-15 (.667) with four walks and a 1.604 OPS against de la Rosa.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CINCold4/20/2015 1:26:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is just 1-for-11 with three strikeouts against Milwaukee right-hander Wily Peralta.
Insight: Frazier has hit three homers this season, but they were in the first five games. Since then he's gone 5-for-29 (.172) with just a couple of doubles. Avoid this matchup.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DETHot4/20/2015 1:20:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career .345 hitter with two homers and 12 RBI versus Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia.
Insight: Cabrera is only batting .426 this season with a 1.150 OPS. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/20/2015 12:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez left Monday morning's game due to illness.
Insight: At least the oft-injured star isn't hurt - it's the flu bug. Ramirez is off to a strong start with five homers, 12 RBI and an .895 OPS through the first 11 games.
Omar Infante, 2B, KAN4/20/2015 11:49:00 AM
Description: Royals second baseman Omar Infante is doubtful for Monday's game against Minnesota due to a strained left groin.
Insight: The Royals added Orlando Calixte from the minors to help their middle infield depth, but neither batter holds much value for fantasy owners.
Alcides Escobar, SS, KAN4/20/2015 11:48:00 AM
Description: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota due to a sprained left knee.
Insight: Escobar had not missed a game since 2013 and has averaged 158 games per season over the past four years, so missing two games and possible more is obviously a rarity. Christian Colon is his replacement, but has no fantasy value.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/20/2015 11:23:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is questionable for Monday's game against the LA Angels due to a sore left knee.
Insight: Zobrist left late on Sunday and could get some time off, but it doesn't appear to be serious. He's not a high-average guy, but he's effective. He is batting .267 with one homer, eight RBI, eight runs and a stolen base.
James Loney, 1B, TAM4/20/2015 11:10:00 AM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney (right oblique strain) will play in a rehab game this week and should be ready to return to Tampa's lineup when eligible on Wednesday.
Insight: Loney has always hit for a decent average, but lacks the power fantasy owners like from the first base position, so his fantasy value is limited.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR4/20/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: X-rays on Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis were negative after he was hit in the left ribcage by a pitch.
Insight: Travis has been impressive through the first 13 games, hitting .356 with three home runs and a 1.053 OPS. If you need second base help, he's your guy.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR4/20/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (fracture left ribs) could return to the lineup on Tuesday, according to Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.
Insight: Reyes is expected to bat from the right side only at the beginning, but at least the oft-injured shortstop appears to have avoided the disabled list.
Ryan Flaherty, 2B, BALHot4/20/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: If you installed Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty into your lineup over the weekend, you did well for yourself as he went 4-for-8 with a double and home run over the weekend.
Insight: Flaherty has played shortstop for the injured J.J. Hardy and now is playing second base for Jonathan Schoop. If he continues to hit like this there will be no need to find a long-term replacement down the road.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS4/20/2015 9:25:00 AM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is not in Monday morning's starting lineup.
Insight: Sandoval has played through a left foot bruise, but will not start in the Patriots' Day game. He's batting .289 through the first 11 games, but with a low .696 OPS and zero homers. Utility man Brock Holt, who has already played at 2B, SS, 3B and OF this season, will start at the hot corner.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STLHot4/19/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a home run in the, 2-1, victory over the Reds on Sunday night.
Insight: Carpenter hit a solo home run to leadoff the bottom of the first. Kolten Wong hit a sacrifice fly that scored the winning run for the Cardinals in the eighth. Carpenter is hitting .400 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 45 at-bats this season.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/19/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto continued his hot start as he went 2-for-4 on Sunday even with Cardinals ace pitcher Adam Wainwright on the mound.
Insight: Votto singled in his first two at-bats versus Wainwright, scoring in the third inning. That was the only run the Reds scored as the Cardinals won, 2-1. Votto is hitting .364 with four home runs, eight runs, 10 RBI and 10 walks in 44 at-bats this season.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA4/19/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager went 3-for-5 with three RBI in the dramatic, 11-10, comeback victory over the Rangers on Sunday.
Insight: Seattle fell behind, 10-5, in the sixth, but Seager's RBI-single in the seventh began the comeback. Seager also singled in the eighth to score two more runs. Nelson Cruz completed the comeback with a walkoff single in the ninth.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/19/2015 9:26:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 2-for-5 with an RBI-single in the heartbreaking loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Insight: Texas led Seattle, 10-5, in the sixth, but Seattle chipped away at that lead each inning and capped off the comeback victory with a walkoff homer from Nelson Cruz. Fielder is hitting well to start 2015, but he hasn't hit a home run yet in 52 at-bats.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI4/19/2015 8:58:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run to lead Arizona over San Francisco, 5-1, on Sunday.
Insight: The Diamondbacks took three-of-four from the defending champions over the weekend. Goldschmidt hit his two-run blast in the first inning. He is hitting .313 with five home runs and 15 RBI.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/19/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit a solo bomb in the loss to the Astros on Sunday.
Insight: Pujols went deep in the eighth to pull the Angels within one, but they didn't score again. Pujols has three home runs in 43 at-bats this season, but he is hitting just .186.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/19/2015 6:18:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a caught stealing in the, 4-3, victory over the Angels on Sunday.
Insight: Altuve did score a run in the third inning as well. He is hitting .320 in 50 at-bats this season.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE4/19/2015 6:16:00 PM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Insight: It was Kipnis' first multi-hit game since April 11. He scored a run in the third inning. Kipnis is hitting .244 and has yet to go yard this season.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL4/19/2015 6:11:00 PM
Description: Orioles third baseman Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's victory over the Red Sox.
Insight: Machado had two singles and drove in the run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth. Hopefully that gets Machado going because hs is hitting just .167 in the first 12 games of 2015.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/19/2015 6:09:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez hit his fifth home run of the season in the loss to the Orioles on Sunday.
Insight: Ramirez answered Adam Jones' home run in the first with a three-run shot in the bottom of the inning. Those three runs, however, were the only ones Boston would score as they lost to Baltimore, 8-3. Ramirez is hitting .255 but has show surprising power with five home runs and 12 RBI.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT4/19/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez launched a homer Sunday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: It was his fourth of the season, and he now has seven RBIs as well.
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM4/19/2015 4:06:00 PM
Description: Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada produced three RBIs Sunday versus Miami.
Insight: He went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored as well. Tejeda is now batting .273 on the year.
Erick Aybar, SS, ANA4/19/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Angels shortstop Erick Aybar may be able to break out of his early-season slump on Sunday.
Insight: He will be facing off aganst Houston starter Scott Feldman, who he has a career .452 BA (14-for-31) against, wth three doubles and two triples.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL4/19/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett should be active in all formats for Sunday's contest against the Pirates.
Insight: Gennett is 6-for-12 against Gerrit Cole in his career, and should be line for a nice afternoon on Sunday.
Pedro Alvarez, 1B, PIT4/19/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez could be in line for a big day on Sunday.
Insight: He is 8-for-18 lifetime against opposing starter Matt Garza, with one homer and six RBIs. Alvarez will be a solid option on Sunday.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI4/19/2015 11:01:00 AM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has just four hits in 25 at-bats aganst Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: He has no extra base hits and no RBIs against him as well. Utley will not be a good option Sunday against Washington.
Joe Panik, 2B, SFG4/19/2015 8:56:00 AM
Description: Giants second baseman Joe Panik had three hits Saturday versus Arizona.
Insight: He did so in three at-bats, and alos had one RBI and one run scored. Panik is hitting .286 this season.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/18/2015 7:35:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was 2-for-5 with a home run Saturday versus Boston.
Insight: It was his second homer of the season, and Davis now has seven RBIs overall.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC4/18/2015 6:13:00 PM
Description: Cubs super prospect Kris Bryant picked up his major league hit on Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Bryant went 2-for-3 with two singles and three walks, and also picked up his first ever RBI. The future is bright.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS4/18/2015 4:19:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had a huge game during Saturday's win over Detroit.
Insight: Owners have been waiting for this. Abreu went 3-for-6 with a grand slam and two runs scored. He now has three homers and six RBIs overall.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/18/2015 4:06:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had a nice day Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Freeman went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer. He is hitting .256 wuth four home runs and eight RBIs so far this year.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR4/18/2015 4:04:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was the hero Saturday against the Braves.
Insight: He hit a walkoff homer in 10th inning to give Toronto a 6-5 victory. Donaldson finished the day 3-for4 with two runs and a walk.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL4/18/2015 1:28:00 PM
Description: Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop took a hit from Pablo Sandoval Friday night and has been diagnosed with a PCL tear and a sprained MCL.
Insight: He'll obviously be placed on the disabled list. Schoop had shown power early on with three homers and seven RBI through nine games.
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL4/18/2015 1:10:00 PM
Description: Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop took a hit from Pablo Sandoval Friday night and is doubtful for Saturday's game, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.
Insight: Schoop has shown power early on with three homers and seven RBI through nine games. We should hear more on the injury closer to game-time.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STLCold4/18/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Wong is just getting a day of rest. He's batting .207 after going 1-for-12 over the past four games and can probably use the time off. Peter Kozma gets the start at 2B.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN4/18/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe hit a walk off home run in the 11th to lift the Twins to a, 3-2, victory over the Indians, but will sit on Saturday.
Insight: It's probably not a coincidence that he's just 1-for-11 with five strikeouts against Saturday's scheduled starter Danny Salazar. Eduardo Nunez will get the start at the hot corner.
Nick Castellanos, 3B, DET4/18/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Detroit third baseman Nick Castellanos is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury, just a rest day. Castellanos is batting .263 this season with a home run and three RBI. Hernan Perez is the replacement, but facing Chris Sale isn't a viable fantasy option.
Dan Uggla, 2B, WAS4/18/2015 10:54:00 AM
Description: Dan Uggla will get the start at second base on Saturday against Aaron Harang and the Phillies.
Insight: Uglla is a .333 hitter (9-for-27) against Harang with a pair of homers. Yunel Escobar (leg) and Danny Espinosa will get the day off.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/18/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is hitless in 11 at-bats against Felix Hernandez.
Insight: There are probably plenty of players in the same situation versus the Seattle ace, but that doesn't help. Despite Fielder's .419 batting average you should probably avoid this matchup.
Kyle Seager, 3B, SEA4/18/2015 10:34:00 AM
Description: Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager is 8-for-21 (.381) with two homers and seven RBI versus Texas starter Colby Lewis.
Insight: Seager is off to a slow start (.211, 2 HR, 5 RBI) after a career-best 25 home runs with 96 RBI last season. Perhaps this matchup will help.
David Freese, 3B, ANA4/18/2015 10:30:00 AM
Description: Angels third baseman David Freese is 7-for-11 (.636) against Houston starter Dallas Keuchel.
Insight: Freese has already hit three home runs this season after blasting just 10 all last season. If you can deal with a low batting average (.205), he may have some fantasy value.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN4/18/2015 10:23:00 AM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is just 1-for-9 with five strikeouts against Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez.
Insight: Frazier has hit three homers this season, but is batting just .220 through the first 10 games and this unfavorable matchup isn't likely to help.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STLHot4/18/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career 15-for-25 (.600) against Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Carpenter has posted back-to-back two-hit games and now sees a pitcher he owns in Bailey who is making his first appearance of the season. That's a great matchup for Carpenter and he's a must-start.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLECold4/18/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana is just 1-for-12 (.083) with six punchouts against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Hughes hasn't been pitching well this season, but Santana might not be able to take advantage. Santana has one hit in his last three games.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MIN4/18/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is 7-for-11 (.636) against Cleveland right-hander Danny Salazar.
Insight: Dozier could use a favorable matchup matchup as he's batting just .231 with one homer and three RBI this season.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATLHot4/18/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is a career .476 hitter (10-for-21) with a pair of home runs against Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Freeman is starting to find his batting stroke with two homers in his last three games and this favorable matchup could continue his momentum.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX4/18/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Texas first baseman Mitch Moreland could need minor elbow surgery, according to TR Sullivan of mlb.com.
Insight: If true he'd likely miss 2-3 weeks. Moreland can't stay healthy enough for fantasy owners and Rangers fans to see what he can do with a season's worth of at-bats. He played just 52 games last season.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN4/18/2015 12:04:00 AM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe hit a walk off home run in the 11th to lift the Twins to a, 3-2, victory over the Indians.
Insight: The home run was Plouffe's only hit of the game as he went 1-for-5. Maybe this will get him going because he is hitting just .143 this season.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/17/2015 11:35:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the, 6-1, loss to the Cardinals on Friday.
Insight: Votto has continued to hit very well in the two-hole of the Reds lineup. He is slashing .378/.489/.811 with four home runs and 10 RBI this season. Votto is proving he definitely wasn't healthy last season.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN4/17/2015 11:15:00 PM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI in the, 6-4, victory over the Athletics on Friday.
Insight: Hosmer is off to a great start this season. With the three hits, he raised his average to .302. He also had nine RBI.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY4/17/2015 11:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI to lead New York over Tampa Bay, 5-4.
Insight: Rodriguez hit a solo blast in the second inning and then a two-run bomb in the sixth. He capped off the great night with the game-winning RBI in the eighth. Rodriguez has been the Yankees best hitter this season, hitting .344 with four home runs and 11 RBI.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOSHot4/17/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth on Friday as Boston defeated Baltimore, 3-2.
Insight: Bogaerts was the only Red Sox with two hits in the game. His first single broke up a no-hit bid in the fifth. He also scored on catcher Ryan Hanigan's home run. Bogaerts is hitting .395 through 10 games.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR4/17/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a pair of home runs on Friday against the Braves.
Insight: Donaldson didn't have a home run this season coming into Friday's game, but he went deep in the third and fifth innings. Donaldson was 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs in the game. He is hitting .302 this season.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS4/17/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Yunel Escobar left Friday's game after tweaking his groin according to MLB.com.
Insight: The team is going to see how Escobar feels on Saturday before sending him to the disabled list. Escobar is hitting .286 with a home run and RBI in 11 games this season.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS4/17/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was 3-for-4 with two runs scored as Washington beat Philadelphia, 7-2, on Friday.
Insight: Desmond had three singles and scored in the first and seventh innings. He has a hit in four straight games, batting .500 with a double, home run and three RBI over that span.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/17/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was 1-for-4 with an RBI in the, 7-2, loss to the Nationals on Friday.
Insight: Howard singled in the ninth to score Cesar Hernandez, but too little too late for the Phillies, who trailed heading into the ninth, 7-1. Howard is hitting .176 with two RBI this season.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC4/17/2015 5:34:00 PM
Description: Cubs super prospect Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 in his major league debut on Friday agianst the Padres.
Insight: Bryant hit clean up in the Cubs order, and the youngster seemed a bit anxious. He swung at pitches out of the strike zone in all his at-bats, and Bryant struck out three times. He still has tremendous talent, though, and the sky seems to be the limit with him.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET4/17/2015 5:00:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias went 2-for-4 with the game-winning RBI-single in the ninth as Detroit beat the Chicago White Sox, 2-1.
Insight: With his two hits, Iglesias raised his batting average to .484, which is quite impressive for the defensive-minded shortstop even if it is only 10 games. He still doesn't have much power and won't drive in runs hitting ninth, but Iglesias is outplaying owners expectations through a week and a half.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR4/17/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes, who left Thursday's game with soreness in his left ribs, has been diagnosed with a small fracture, according to beat writer Ben Nicholson-Smith.
Insight: Reyes had been dealing with an oblique injury, but it is unclear if this is the same injury. The Blue Jays will update whether he can play through it or need a trip to the DL soon.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE4/17/2015 11:25:00 AM
Description: Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is just 1-for-11 (.091) against Minnesota starter Mike Pelfrey.
Insight: We're still waiting for Kipnis to return to his 2013 form and Friday's matchup is likely to make us keep waiting.
Brian Dozier, 2B, MINCold4/17/2015 11:21:00 AM
Description: Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is just 3-for-22 against Cleveland ace Corey Kluber.
Insight: Dozier has twice as many strikeouts (6) as hits. We recommend avoiding this matchup.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN4/17/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe is a career .360 hitter (9-for-25) with a pair of home runs against Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber.
Insight: Plouffe has not started the season very well (.133 BA), so it's questionable whether he can take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC4/17/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Cubs super prospect Kris Bryant is not only in the starting lineup Friday, but he's batting cleanup.
Insight: That's a lot of pressure on the youngster even if he has the talent to back it up. He hit nine homers in the Cactus League and batted .321 with three more homers in seven games at Iowa.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS4/17/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is 4-for-10 with a pair of home runs versus Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Napoli has a hit in each of his last four games after starting the season hitless in his first four. Perhaps this game will help him break loose.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL4/17/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura could see a boost in production as he's expected to move to the top of the Milwaukee lineup with leadoff hitter Carlos Gomez sidelined by a hamstring injury.
Insight: Segura has batted mostly in the No. 7 hole this season, but has seen success as a No. 2 hitter in the past. He's batting .323 through the first nine games.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM4/16/2015 11:16:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Thursday's game after he took a pitch in his left hip according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
Insight: Rays starter Chris Archer hit a couple Blue Jays during the game, and Toronto may have responded by hitting Longoria. Hopefully, the injury to Longoria is not serious. The Rays should have an update soon.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC4/16/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Cubs super prospect Kris Bryant will be called up to the major league club on Friday according to ESPN Chicago.
Insight: The Cubs were expected to keep Bryant in the minors for 10 days to prevent him from becoming a free agent after the 2020 season. Because he started the season in the minors, Bryant will not be a free agent until 2021. In his final Triple-A game on Thursday, he hit a three-run bomb. Bryant should be owned in all standard leagues.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR4/16/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis went 2-for-4 against the Rays on Thursday.
Insight: Toronto only had four hits in the game, so Travis was the only Blue Jays hitter to make an impact. He doubled in the ninth to score Russell Martin. Travis has been impressive through the first 10 games, hitting .371 with two home runs and seven RBI.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS4/16/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Nationals 3B/LF/1B Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-4 with two-RBI double on Thursday versus the Phillies.
Insight: Zimmerman hit his double in the sixth to score Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper. Zimmerman is off to a slow start, hitting .162 with two home runs and six RBI.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR4/16/2015 8:13:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes left Thursday's game with soreness in his left ribs according to MLB.com.
Insight: Reyes has been dealing with an oblique injury, but it is unclear if this is the same injury. The Blue Jays will probably update Reyes' status after the game.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL4/16/2015 5:29:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter was 2-for-4 with an RBI-double in the seventh inning versus the Brewers on Thursday.
Insight: Carpenter also scored on Matt Holliday's single in the first inning. He is hitting .364/.432/.576 with one home run and seven RBI in eight games this season.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL4/16/2015 5:28:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura wetn 1-for-4 in the, 4-0, loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Insight: Milwaukee only had six hits and was shutout, so no one in the lineup stood out. Segura is off to a nice start, hitting .323 in nine games. He hit lead off on Thursday with no Carlos Gomez in the lineup.
Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN4/16/2015 4:42:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer had three RBI in the, 8-5, victory over the Royals on Thursday.
Insight: Mauer was just 1-for-4, but he was a solid run producer on Thursday. Danny Santana scored on Mauer's groundout in the third, Torri Hunter scored on Mauer's single in the fourth and then Shane Robinson scored on Mauer's sacrifice fly in the eighth. Mauer, however, needs to hit more home runs to be fantasy relevant in standard leagues.
Casey McGehee, 3B, SFG4/16/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee is questionable for Thursday's game against Arizona due to a left knee bruise.
Insight: He's been hurting since Opening Day, had a cortisone shot and hasn't played since Saturday. He's no Pablo Sandoval.
Jose Reyes, SS, TORHot4/16/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is a career .450 hitter (9-for-20) against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: What we really like is that he's 3-for-3 is stolen base attempts. Maybe it will get him running as he's only attempted one stolen base this season. He's batting .333 this season through the first nine games.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KAN4/16/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is hitless in nine at-bats against Twins left-hander Tommy Milone.
Insight: Moustakas has started off the season batting .379 through eight games and will bat second, but should probably be avoided in this unfavorable matchup.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY4/15/2015 11:59:00 PM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a homer in the loss on Wednesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Rodriguez now has two home runs on the season. He has arguable been the best Yankees hitter this season. Rodriguez is hitting .286 with two home runs and seven RBI.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/15/2015 11:57:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in the, 7-5, victory over the Yankees on Wednesday.
Insight: Davis had an RBI-single in the first and then a two-RBI double in the sixth. Davis isn't off to a great start, but he is showing signs that he will be better than he was in 2014. Davis is hitting .226 with one home run and five RBI in nine games.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR4/15/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI and two runs in the, 12-7, victory over the Rays on Wednesday.
Insight: Donaldson got off to a very slow start, but he now has five hits in the last two games. He had a two-RBI single in the second and then an RBI-double in the fifth on Wednesday. As we said on Tuesday, it was only matter of time until Donaldson started producing like this.
Cody Asche, 3B, PHI4/15/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Cody Asche was 3-for-3 with a walk on Wednesday against the Mets.
Insight: Unfortunately, Asche didn't score or drive any runs in despite reaching base four times. He does, however, have hits in four straight games. In that stretch, Asche is 9-for-14 with a home run, but again, just one RBI and one run. Asche isn't fantasy relevant until he can get some help from the rest of the Philadelphia offense and produce some runs.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/15/2015 5:49:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in the, 10-2, blowout victory over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Insight: Pujols is still hitting just .188 this season despite the two hits Wednesday, so he is off to a very slow start. He singled in the second and sixth to score a run in each inning. Pujols came around to score in those frames as well.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/15/2015 5:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 1-for-3 in the, 10-2, loss to the Angels on Wednesday.
Insight: Fielder is off to a good start, which is great news considering he is returning from nck surgery. He is hitting .400 with four RBI in nine games although he has yet to hit a home run.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/15/2015 4:51:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez hit another homer Wednesday against the Nationals.
Insight: Ramirez already has four homers and nine RBIs with his new team, and will have the opportunity to have a monster campaign.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS4/15/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond clubbed his first homer of the season on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: It was his lone hit of the game. Owners should expect Desmond to improve on his .206/.270/.382 line quickly.
David Wright, 3B, NYM4/15/2015 2:18:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright (hamstring) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: It is being called mild which is a good sign. Ruben Tejada will fill in at second, while Danile Murphy slides over to third.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX4/15/2015 11:45:00 AM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is 6-for-15 lifetime against opposing starter Hector Santiago.
Insight: Three of those six hits are homers, making Beltre a nice option for Wednesday's game against the Angels.
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA4/15/2015 11:43:00 AM
Description: Marlins 3B/OF Martin Prado has a career .385 BA against Atlanta starter Eric Stults.
Insight: Prado could be in line for a nice afternoon. He has one home run and six RBIs lifetime against Stults.
David Wright, 3B, NYM4/15/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright will like need a DL stint.
Insight: He left Tuesday's game in the ninth after injuring his hamstring,a nd manager Terry Collins said the injury is a "major problem." Ruben Tejada would like see the most time in Wright's absence.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LOS4/15/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick was the hero Tuesday against Seattle.
Insight: Kendrick capped the Dodgers' comeback with a walkoff RBI single that scored Jimmy Rollins and Carl Crawford. Kendrick should be active in all formats.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA4/15/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Mariners second basman Robinson Cano smacked his first homer of the season.
Insight: His 2-for-5 night should help the slow start to the season. The dinger was a two-run shot.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/14/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto continued his hot start, going 2-for-3 on Tuesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Votto had an RBI-single in the fourth. That was his ninth RBI of the season. Votto also had a double. He is hitting .375 with three home runs in the first eight games.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI4/14/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Phillies second baseman Chase Utley broke out of his slump on Tuesday night.
Insight: He did so in a big way, going 3-for-3 with two homers, three RBIs and two runs scored. Even at 36 years old, Utley is a fine option at second base.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS4/14/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu clubbed a homer on Tuesday night.
Insight: It was his second dinger of the season and only hit of the night. Abreu has just two RBIs through the early part of the season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, TOR4/14/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was 2-for-4 with a run in the loss to the Rays on Tuesday.
Insight: Donaldson now has three mult-hit games with the Blue Jays this season. He hasn't gone yard yet, but he has two doubles and three RBI. Donaldson is also hitting just .233, but he should get things going hitting in the same lineup with Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/14/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman hit a home run Tuesday against the Marlins.
Insight: It was Freeman's lone hit of the night, and his second homer of the season. He had a .250/.273/.500 line through the early going.
David Wright, 3B, NYM4/14/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright left Tuesday's game with an apparent leg injury.
Insight: He stole second in the ninth and appeared to come up lame. Wright was 2-for-5 before exiting. Stay tuned.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS4/14/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond continues to struggle in the field, but he did have three hits on Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Desmond went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. It was easily his best offensive game in the young season. Unfortunately, Desmond also committed his sixth error of the season. Fantasy owners don't need to worry about Desmond's slow offensive start, but at some point, the defensive errors is a bit worrisome although Washington doesn't really have any other options for shortstop besides Desmond.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS4/14/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-4 with solo home run in the, 8-7, victory over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Insight: Pedroia hit the home run off Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg in the fourth inning. He also had a walk. Pedroia is hitting .278 with three home runs and six RBI in eight games this season.
Xander Bogaerts, SS, BOSHot4/14/2015 2:50:00 PM
Description: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Brock Holt will get the start. Since a hitless opening day, Boaerts has batted safely in six stright games and has a .433 batting average. He should be back for the next game.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/14/2015 2:45:00 PM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is probable for Tuesday's game against Washington due to a sore right foot.
Insight: Ramirez fouled a ball off his foot in Monday's game and the team did a scan which came back negative. Given his injury history, there is always the possibility that the team will play it safe, but at this time we expect him to play. Update: Ramirez is in Tuesday's lineup.
Chase Headley, 3B, NYY4/14/2015 12:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees third baseman Chase Headley is a career .412 hitter against Orioles' starter Bud Norris.
Insight: Headley could have nice outing against Baltimore tonight. He is 7-for-17 with two homers and four RBIs against Norris.
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA4/14/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon is a career .400 hitter (6-for-15) against Braves starter Trevor Cahill.
Insight: That's not the real reason we like Gordon on Tuesday. It's that he's 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts off of Cahill that makes him an exciting play.
Juan Uribe, 3B, LOS4/14/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe is dealing with a hamstring issue but has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game against Seattle.
Insight: Uribe is off to a slow start, batting .231 with zero homers or RBI in his first five games. he's not the 20 HR guy he was in Chicago or San Francisco, but he can still knock in a run when needed.
Mike Olt, 3B, CHC4/14/2015 10:56:00 AM
Description: Cubs third baseman Mike Olt is questionable for Tuesday's game against Cincinnati because of a bruised right wrist.
Insight: Olt is hitting .154 this season, but his replacement, Jonathan Herrera, hasn't done much either. Neither player will be of value much longer as Kris Bryant's arrival is right around the corner.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/14/2015 10:34:00 AM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is probable for Tuesday's game against Washington due to a sore right foot.
Insight: Ramirez fouled a ball off his foot in Monday's game and the team did a scan which came back negative. Given his injury history, there is always the possibility that the team will play it safe, but at this time we expect him to play.
Stephen Drew, 2B, NYY4/13/2015 11:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees infielder Stephen Drew played the role of hero Monday night against Baltimore.
Insight: He hit a pinch-hit grand slam in the seventh, which won the game for New York. However, Drew is not a great fantasy option.
Jhonny Peralta, SS, STL4/13/2015 7:27:00 PM
Description: Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta picked up two RBIs Monday against the Brewers.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with a walk as well. Peralta has a solid .360/.407/.600 line through six games this season.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT4/13/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison smacked his first homer of the season.
Insight: He lead off the bottom of the first with the dinger, and it was also Harrison's first RBI of the campaign as well. He has a .217/.333/.391 early on this season. That should improve quickly.
Kris Bryant, 3B, CHCHot4/13/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Cubs super prospect Kris Bryant was sent to the minor league camp in March, but that doesn't mean you should forget about him.
Insight: bryant has hit a pair of home runs in four minor leagues games this season to go along with his Cactus League performance (.425 BA, nine homers). He'll be up very shortly.
Matt Adams, 1B, STLCold4/13/2015 11:50:00 AM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is not in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's game against Milwaukee.
Insight: Adams is off to a slow start, batting just .167 with a .522 through the first seven games. Mark Reynolds will get the start and he'll likely give you a home run or a bunch of strikeouts or sometimes both.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/13/2015 11:24:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is just 1-for-13 versus Houston right-hander Scott Feldman.
Insight: Zobrist is batting just .250 this season, but has scored five times and knocked in four runs. So far he's played mostly in the outfield, but did start once at second base. We're hoping he continues to be multi-position eligible.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/13/2015 11:21:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is 9-for-19 (.474) against Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Altuve is also 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts. We're still waiting for Altuve to show up this season as he's batting just .192 for the fix six games.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/13/2015 11:16:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is a stunning 10-for-16 in his career against Miami right-hander Mat Latos.
Insight: We're not happy about Freeman striking out eight times in his first 25 at-bats, but this matchup is too good to pass up.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAMHot4/13/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera apparently likes facing the knuckle ball of R.A. Dickey as he's 4-for-9 with a double and a pair of homers in their matchups.
Insight: Cabrera is off to a solid start, batting .320 through the first six ganes abd with the favorable matchup could be a nice play on Monday.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL4/13/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez is one of the few hitters with consistent success against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Ramirez is a career .383 hitter (23-for-60) with three homers in this matchup. With just four hits in his first 23 at-bats, Ramirez needs to make something happen.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL4/13/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is a career .778 hitter (7-for-9) against Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza.
Insight: That includes two doubes, a home run and a 2.133 OPS. Adams is off to a slow start, but had 15 homers and 68 RBI with a .288 batting average last season.
David Wright, 3B, NYMHot4/13/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is off to a strong start this season and has a favorable matchup on Monday.
Insight: Wright ia a career .429 hitter (12-for-28) against Phillies starter Aaron Harang including five extra base hits. Add it a strong breeze blowing out to left and it could be a good day for Wright, who has started the season batting .320 through six games.
Casey McGehee, 3B, SFG4/13/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee is questionable for Monday's game against Colorado due to a left knee bruise.
Insight: He's been hurting since Opening Day, according to Alex Pavlovic of csnbayarea.com. He had a cortisone shot and should miss a couple of days.
Juan Uribe, 3B, LOS4/13/2015 10:39:00 AM
Description: Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe is dealig with a hamstring issue and is questionable for Monday's game against Seattle.
Insight: Uribe didn't start Sunday, but was available for pinch hitting, so he must be close. He's off to a slow start, batting .231 with zero homers or RBI in his first five games.
Justin Turner, SS, LOS4/13/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: Dodgers infielder Justin Turner got spiked in Saturday's game by A.J. Pollock, but should be ready to go.
Insight: Turner is off to a slow start in limited action and has very little fantasy value.
Tommy La Stella, 2B, CHC4/13/2015 10:29:00 AM
Description: Cubs second baseman Tommy La Stella is doubtful for Monday's game against Cincinnati due to a strained oblique.
Insight: Mike Olt is also hurting and Jonathan Herrera started Sunday, but has little fantasy value.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL4/13/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (shoulder) could start a rehab assignment by the end of the week., according to a Baltimore Sun report.
Insight: Everth Cabrera has gotten most of the work with Hardy sidelined, but hasn't done much to get fantasy owners excited.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS4/12/2015 9:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche homered for the second consecutive day.
Insight: He took Phil Hughes deep in the third inning. LaRoche finished 2-for-4 on the day and now has three RBIs overall.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/12/2015 6:34:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 Sunday against Kansas City.
Insight: He had a double and a homer, and now has two home runs and three RBIs through six games this season.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL4/12/2015 5:22:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter was the hero Sunday against the Reds.
Insight: His 2-for5 afternoon included the game-winning two run homer in the 11th inning. Carpenter finished with four RBIs and two runs scored as well.
Dee Gordon, 2B, MIA4/12/2015 5:05:00 PM
Description: Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon went 3-for-5 with double, triple, RBI and run scored on Sunday.
Insight: It's too bad Gordon wasn't also able to steal a bag, but fantasy owners will take this big day. He is now hitting .346/.370/.500 after the first week of the season.
Cody Asche, 3B, PHI4/12/2015 5:03:00 PM
Description: Phillies third baseman Cody Asche had three hits Sunday against the Nationals.
Insight: He batted third for the first time in his career and it paid off. Asche went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI. He has a .429/.500/.429 early this season.
David Wright, 3B, NYM4/12/2015 4:49:00 PM
Description: Mets third baseman David Wright is off to a strong start this season.
Insight: Wright registered two more hits on Sunday versus the Braves and is hiting .320/.346/.440 after the first week. He also had a walk on Sunday. Wright battled injures last season, so he has the potential to be much better this season since he is healthy.
Carlos Santana, 1B, CLE4/12/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Indians first baseman Carlos Santana was 2-for-5 with an RBI and run on Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: Santana had an RBI-single in the first inning, but the Detroit offense was too much again as the Tigers swept the series. Santana went 5-for-11 with three RBI and three runs in the series.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/12/2015 4:28:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs in the, 8-5, victory over the Indians on Sunday.
Insight: Cabrera was a Cleveland killer, going 11-for-14 in the weekend series. He hit the first two home runs of the season on Sunday with four RBI and three runs. In his last at-bat, Cleveland intentionally walked him. It's safe to say Cabrera is over the sugery he had in the offseason. Detroit and Cleveland combined to score 13 runs in the sixth inning and later. There was also two lead changes and a tie after the fifth. Cabrera's RBI-single in the seventh game the Tigers a, 4-3, lead. He then scored as a part of the four-run ninth.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY4/12/2015 10:30:00 AM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is 10-for-25 with two home runs in his career versus Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Rodriguez played first base on Saturday, but should return to DH on Sunday night. Expect him to have some good at-bats versus Buchholz. A-Rod is leading the Yankees with a .278 batting average.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOSHot4/12/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is 6-for-10 with a home run in his career versus Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter.
Insight: Gonzalez has started 2015 very strongly, and he has a chance to keep it going with this matchup. He has a hit in all five games this season and five home runs. Start him.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY4/12/2015 10:25:00 AM
Description: Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has been feast or famine in his career against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Teixeira is 4-for-25 with eight strikeouts versus Buchholz, but he does have two home runs. Teixeira had Saturday off after the marathon on Friday night, so he should be well rested and ready to go.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/12/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Athletics infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist does not have much success in his career against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Well, not many people have success off Hernandez, but Zobrist is just 4-for-31 with 11 strikeouts versus King Felix. If owners have a better option, sit Zobrist.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN4/12/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer is a lifetime .182 hitter against Angels starter C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Hosmer has been hitting well this first week, but it might be wise to sit him on Sunday. He has just two singles in 11 at-bats against Wilson in his career.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT4/12/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is a career .333 hitter against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Walker has five extra-base hits and nine RBI against Lohse as well. The Pirates will have to count on Walker and other in the lineup to step up as Andrew McCutchen could be out again on Sunday.
Gordon Beckham, 2B, ANACold4/12/2015 10:09:00 AM
Description: White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham is not a good fantasy play on Sunday against Twins starter Phil Hughes.
Insight: Beckham is 2-for-18 with seven strikeouts in his career versus Hughes. Beckham's two hits are doubles, but it would be wise to go with someone else on Sunday.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM4/12/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is a .455 lifetime hitter versus Braves starter Alex Wood.
Insight: Murphy is 5-for-11 with no extra-base hits, but he should be started on Sunday. Murphy is hitting just .111 this season, but perhaps this matchup will get him going.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/12/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is 6-for-10 in his career against Mets starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Freeman also had three doubles and two RBI versus Colon. Freeman should be in all lineups on Sunday.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM4/12/2015 10:01:00 AM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is a lifetime .538 hitter with three home runs and six RBI against Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez.
Insight: It's a small sample size as Longoria has just 13 at-bats versus Alvarez, but the long balls cannot be ignored. Make sure Longoria is in your lineup because he could have a big day.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COLHot4/12/2015 9:35:00 AM
Description: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado hit his second home run of the week in the loss to the Cubs on Saturday.
Insight: Arenado hit a two-run homer in the second to bring the Rockies within a run of the Cubs, but they didn't get any closer. Arenado is batting .450 with seven RBI and a .950 slugging percentage in the first five games.
Starlin Castro, SS, CHC4/12/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was 3-for-5 with a home run in the, 9-5, victory over the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Castro picked up two RBI as well, hitting a solo home run in the fifth and an infield single that scored a run in the sixth. Castro is hitting .375 with a .563 slugging percentage to start the year.
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU4/12/2015 9:30:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was 2-for-4 with a RBI and walk on Saturday against the Rangers.
Insight: Altuve actually walked in a run for his RBI. He is off to a slow start, hitting .200 in the first week.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX4/12/2015 9:28:00 AM
Description: Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre went 2-for-5 with a run scored in the, 6-2, victory over the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: Beltre scored the first run of the game on a throwing error after he reached third base on a triple. Hopefully this game gets Beltre going. He is hitting just .200 to begin the season.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/12/2015 9:18:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 with an RBI-double in the, 3-2, walkoff victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Howard scored the Phillies first run in the eighth with his double. It was his first RBI of the season. Howard is also batting just .188 and hasn't walked yet, so his on-base percentage is the same.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/12/2015 9:12:00 AM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his first home run of the season on Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Davis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run. He also went 2-for-4 with a run on Friday to raise his first week batting average to .286. The Sports Network expects him to have a much better season than 2014 when he hit below the Mendoza Line.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL4/11/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Brewers shortstop Jean Segura showed off some power in Milwaukee's first victory of the season.
Insight: Segura hit a big solo home run off Pirates starter Vance Worley. The Sports Network included Segura on its fantasy sleeper team and said a lot of Segura's value will depend on his start to the season. Well, he is hitting .400 in the first five games. Keep an eye on Segura this month.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/11/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was 4-for-5 with a run and RBI in the wild, 9-6, victory over the Indians on Saturday.
Insight: Detroit and Cleveland combined to score 13 runs in the sixth inning and later. There was also two lead changes and a tie after the fifth. Cabrera's RBI-single in the seventh game the Tigers a, 4-3, lead. He then scored as a part of the four-run ninth.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, DETHot4/11/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler had a big day, going 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs as Detroit stayed unbeaten and defeated Cleveland, 9-6.
Insight: After giving up the lead in the sixth, Kinsler tied the game with an RBI-single in the seventh. Then after again allowing the Indians to tie the game, Kinsler gave the Tigers the lead for good with another RBI-single in the ninth. Kinsler is red-hot, batting .455 with seven RBI in the first five games of the year.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TAM4/11/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Rays third baseman Evan Longoria had an RBI-double in the, 2-0, victory over the Marlins on Saturday.
Insight: Longoria broke a scoreless tie in the sixth with his double. He was 1-for-4 and is now hitting .235 this season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, CWS4/11/2015 6:45:00 PM
Description: First baseman Adam LaRoche hit his first home run of the 2015 season on Saturday against the Twins.
Insight: LaRoche had just one hit in his first four games this season, so it was nice to see him go deep. He should do plenty of that this season once he gets going.
Todd Frazier, 3B, CIN4/11/2015 5:02:00 PM
Description: Reds third baseman Todd Frazier hit another home run as he continued his hot start to the 2015 season.
Insight: Frazier went 2-for-4 in the loss to the Cardinals on Saturday with a solo bomb. He has three home runs with six RBI in the first five games of the season. He is also hitting .316 with a .842 slugging percentage.
Matt Adams, 1B, STL4/11/2015 4:56:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 4-1, victory over the Reds on Saturday.
Insight: Adams is off to a very slow start this season, but he did have the game-winning homer versus Johnny Cueto. Adams had 15 homers and 68 RBI with a .288 batting average last season, so owners shouldn't worry.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL4/11/2015 1:30:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is 4-for-11 with five extra base hits RBI in his career against Jason Hammel.
Insight: Morneau didn't start Friday night's game but got into it and homered in one of his two at-bats. He could continue to hit in Saturday's game.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/11/2015 1:21:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera had three hits during Friday's win over the Indians and should stay hot in a favorable Saturday matchup.
Insight: Cabrera is 16-for-30 with four homers and a 1.563 OPS against Indians starter Corey Kluber. He's started the season batting .313 through the first four games, but is still seeking his first home run.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, OAK4/11/2015 1:18:00 PM
Description: Oakland infielder/outifelder Ben Zobrist is a .462 hitter (6-for-13) with three doubles and a 1.222 OPS versus Seattle starter J.A, Happ.
Insight: Zobrist has a big Friday night with a pair of doubles and two runs scored so this matchup could help him stay hot.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET4/11/2015 1:06:00 PM
Description: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will get Saturday off.
Insight: No injury, just a routine day of rest. Given that he's started the season 9-for-15 (.600), he probably would prefer to be out there. Andrew Romine will get the start.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS4/11/2015 11:46:00 AM
Description: Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: No surprise here. The Red Sox know Ramirez's injury history and after playing 19 innings last night aren't going to push him in an April game.
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY4/11/2015 11:35:00 AM
Description: Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is starting at first base on Saturday.
Insight: Given that the Red Sox and Yankees went 19 innings last night expect a lot of changes for Saturday afternoon's game.
Ryan Rua, 1B, TEX4/11/2015 10:33:00 AM
Description: Rangers OF/1B Ryan Rua is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a sprained right ankle.
Insight: With Shin-Soo Choo also hurting the Rangers may have to make a call to the minors.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS4/11/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Nationals 3B/LF/1B Ryan Zimmerman is questionable for Saturday's game against Philadelphia while dealing with a sore lower back/left hip.
Insight: If he can stay healthy, he could produce a big season, but that's a big if.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS4/11/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Nationals 3B/LF/1B Ryan Zimmerman hit his second homer of the season Monday against the Red Sox.
Insight: The two homers are nice, but Zimmerman has just a .154/.267/.385 line early on this season.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFG4/11/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (strained right groin) could be available to pinch hit on Saturday.
Insight: Belt only played in 61 games last season, because of injuries, so this wasn't the way his fantasy owners wanted him to start the season. He's apparently feeling better and could return to the lineup as soon as Sunday.
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B, TAM4/10/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay signed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera knocked in the run to for extras Friday versus Miami.
Insight: Tampa Bay ended losing in ten innings, but it was a highly entertaining game. Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and one run scored.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/10/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto smashed two more homers Friday against the Cardinals.
Insight: He went 2-for-3 with four RBIs, two runs, and the two home runs. Votto has a .412/.444/.941 line through four games this season.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/10/2015 9:06:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera had three hits during Friday's win over the Indians.
Insight: He went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Cabrera has a .313/.421/.375 line through four games. Victor Martinez also went 3-for-5 with an RBI single.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU4/10/2015 8:34:00 PM
Description: Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie hit a home run for the second consecutive game.
Insight: He took Derek Holland deep in the first and finished 1-for-4 on the day. It was also Lowrie's second RBI through four games.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/10/2015 8:32:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder whad a three-hit day Friday versus Houston.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with a double. Fielder has a .421/.476/.526 line on the young season.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL4/10/2015 7:49:00 PM
Description: Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had two hits and two RBIs Friday against the Cubs.
Insight: Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 and is ooff to a hot start. He is batting .444 through four games this season.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC4/10/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 during Friday's loss versus Colorado.
Insight: He scored Chicago's lone run snd is now hitting .333 on the season. Expect a big year from Rizzo.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/10/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (rest) will not play Friday against Washington.
Insight: This is probably a wise move, as Howard is 0-for-11 lifetime against Gio Gonzalez, and is off to a 1-for-12 start in 2015. Darin Ruf will play first and bat cleanup.
Luis Valbuena, SS, CLE4/10/2015 2:59:00 PM
Description: Houston third baseman Luis Valbuena is not in Friday's lineup.
Insight: No injury, he's just sitting against the left-hander. Jonathan Villar will get the start. Valbuena's future will be short-term only with Kris Bryant just over the horizon.