Fantasy MLB
Outfield Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Matt Holliday, LF, STLHot5/6/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday had three hits in the, 7-4, victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Insight: Holliday was 3-for-5, but he didn't drive in a run or score in the game. He is hitting .345 with 14 RBI and 14 runs, but Holliday hasn't produced much power yet. His on-base percentage, .468, is actually higher than his slugging percentage, .437.
Torii Hunter, RF, MIN5/5/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter had two hits in the, 2-1, loss to the Athletics on Tuesday.
Insight: Minnesota only had five hits, all of which were singles, so not much fantasy value there. Hunter didn't have the RBI or score the one run. He is hitting .263 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 95 at-bats this season.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE5/5/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley hit his second homer of the season Tuesday versus Kansas City.
Insight: It was his lone hit in three at-bats, andit was a two-run shot. Brantley is now hitting .351 with 14 RBI overall.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY5/5/2015 10:09:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs in the, 6-3, victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Insight: Ellsbury singled in a run in the second and then scored on Mark Teixeira's home run. He is hitting .358 with one home run and four RBI this season.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT5/5/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte hit a line drive solo home run to right field for the Pirates only run in the, 7-1, loss to the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: Marte was 1-for-2 with the solo bomb that was just a bullet to right, but Pittsburgh can't get any offense going. They have scored one run in each of their last four games, all losses. The Pirates have picked a bad time for the offense to stop hitting as they have dropped six of the last seven to division rivals. Marte is hitting .264 with seven home runs and 18 RBI in 91 at-bats this season.
Marlon Byrd, RF, CIN5/5/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Marlon Byrd posted four RBI Tuesday versus Pittsburgh.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double. Byrd is hitting just .193 with four homers and 13 RBi so far this season.
Mookie Betts, CF, BOS5/5/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts had two homers on Tuesday night.
Insight: He did so in four at-bats, as both singers were solo shots. Betts is hitting .234 with four homers and 17 RBI overall.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG5/5/2015 9:37:00 PM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan was a late scratch Tuesday due to a laceration on his left middle finger.
Insight: Pagan is day-to-day. Gregor Blanco will start in center, with Justin Maxwell getting the nod in right.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL5/5/2015 5:09:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.
Insight: Davis 0-for-13 in his last four games, so it appears new manager Craig Cousell is just giving him a day off. Gerardo Parra, who had an RBI-triple on Monday, will start in left field.
Adam Eaton, CF, CWS5/5/2015 4:09:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton is in Tuesday's game against Detroit.
Insight: He missed the entire series against Minnesota. Batting just .192, it likely wasn't a big thing for the team to overcome.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/5/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Bautista is dealing with a sore right shoulder, but it isn't very serious and the fact he's 2-for-17 versus Michael Pineda is the more likely reason for his absence.
Jayson Werth, RF, WASCold5/5/2015 4:03:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is just 1-for-15 (.067) against Miami right-hander Mat Latos. Update: Not suprisingly, Werth is not in the starting lineup.
Insight: Werth is batting under the Mendoza Line after getting a late start to the season due to injury. Best to avoid him today.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA5/5/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) is expected to return on Friday, according to Joe Frisaro of mlb.com.
Insight: A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. Hopefully he's ready to explode.
Colby Rasmus, CF, HOU5/5/2015 10:54:00 AM
Description: Houston outfielder Colby Rasmus has been showing power of late, with five homers in 74 at-bats this season, including three in the last seven games, but Tuesday's matchup should be avoided.
Insight: Rasmus is hitless in 12 tries versus Wandy Rodriguez with three strikeouts.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA5/5/2015 10:42:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is one of the few hitters who has success versus Washington right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: Stanton is batting a career .400 (12-for-30) with three homers and 10 RBI in their matchups.
Jayson Werth, RF, WASCold5/5/2015 10:38:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is just 1-for-15 (.067) against Miami right-hander Mat Latos.
Insight: Werth is batting under the Mendoza Line after getting a late start to the season due to injury. Best to avoid him today.
Chris Denorfia, RF, CHC5/5/2015 10:30:00 AM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia is expected to take a trip to the disabled list after straining a left hamstring in Monday's game against St. Louis.
Insight: Denorfia was on fire to start the season, batting .429 in limited action (21 at-bats). Now he'll see even less.
Leonys Martin, CF, TEX5/5/2015 10:26:00 AM
Description: Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin appears to have escaped serious injury when he dove for a line drive and rolled his wrist.
Insight: Martin's X-rays came back negative and he should be considered day-to-day. We're still waiting for Martin to become a viable fantasy option. He's batting just .221, but has scored 11 times and owns six steals.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS5/5/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is targeting a May 11 return.
Insight: Victorino spent much of last season on the DL and has started out 2015 the same way. Allen Craig and Brock Holt are likely to see a lot of time until then, particularly with Hanley Ramirez's health in question.
Steve Pearce, RF, BAL5/5/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce left Sunday's game with a stomach illness and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the NY Mets.
Insight: He will be fine. More important is finding last year's batting stroke. He's hitting just .183 this season after batting .293 with 21 home runs last season.
Stephen Vogt, OF, OAK5/4/2015 11:37:00 PM
Description: Athletics C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt was 3-for-5, hitting a grand slam in the, 8-7, loss to the Twins on Monday.
Insight: Vogt continues his ridiculous start, getting five RBI on Monday. He drove in the fifth run on a double in the ninth. He represented the tying run at second in the final frame, but he was unable to score. Vogt is hitting .372 with seven home runs and 25 RBI this season.
Torii Hunter, RF, MIN5/4/2015 11:35:00 PM
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter hit a three-run homer in the, 8-7, victory over the Athletics on Monday.
Insight: Hunter hit his home run in the sixth to give Minnesota a, 8-5, victory. Oakland scored a run in the eighth and ninth, but the Twins held on to win. Hunter was 1-for-5 in the game and he is hitting .253 with three home runs and 13 RBI this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/4/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was 1-for-4 with an RBI and run in the, 4-3, victory over the Dodgers on Monday.
Insight: Milwaukee rallied from down, 3-0, to give new manager Craig Counsell his first victory as the Brewers skipper. Gomez doubled in the tying run in the eighth and then scored the winning run on Ryan Braun's infield single. Gomez is hitting .261 with one home run in nine RBI.
Darin Ruf, RF, PHI5/4/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Phillies outfielder Darin Ruf was 3-for-5 with two runs in the, 5-2, victory over the Braves on Monday.
Insight: Ruf scored his runs in the first and the ninth. He is hitting .229 with two home runs and five RBI this season.
Nick Markakis, RF, ATL5/4/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Braves outfield Nick Markakis had two hits and an RBI in the loss to the Phillies on Monday.
Insight: Markakis reached on an infield single in the ninth to score a run, but Atlanta was able to score any more runs. The Phillies won, 5-2. Markakis is hitting .298 with no home runs and six RBI this season.
Jeff Francoeur, RF, PHI5/4/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur was 4-for-5 a double, triple, two RBI and a run in the, 5-2, victory over the Braves on Monday.
Insight: Francoeur had a RBI-double in the first and then a RBI-triple in the ninth. He also had two singles. Fancoeur, however, is not really fantasy relevant as he is hitting just .214 with two home runs and six RBI.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF, NYY5/4/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki had two hits and an RBI in the loss to the Nationals on Monday.
Insight: Suzuki was 2-for-4 in the game. He reached on an infield single in the eighth, which drove in the Marlins fourth run. Unfortunately, for Miami, they were unable to hold the two-run lead, losing, 6-4. Ichiro is hitting .282 with one home run, 10 runs and six RBI in 71 at-bats this season.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY5/4/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran has three doubles in his last three games.
Insight: Beltran was 1-for-3 with a double and run scored on Monday versus the Blue Jays. He, however, is still only hitting .203 with no home runs this season, so hopefully not too many fantasy owners are counting on Beltran for major production.
Hunter Pence, RF, SFG5/4/2015 7:53:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is scheduled to take batting practice this week and could start a rehab assignment if that goes well according to CSN Bay Area.
Insight: The Giants are hoping Pence returns in the middle of May, so if everything goes as planned, he will be back shortly.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA5/4/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain according to Roto World.
Insight: Jackson suffered the injury on Sunday while running to first base. It is unclear how long he will be out.
Oswaldo Arcia, RF, MIN5/4/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Arcia was in the middle of a six-game hitting streak which raised his average to .276, so this comes at a bad time. He quietly hit 20 homers last season and seems to be continuing to improve his offense.
Michael Morse, LF, MIA5/4/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse will sit on Monday.
Insight: Even more of a reason not to throw Giancarlo Stanton a hittable pitch. Morse hasn't done much this season, batting just .193, but the threat of his power helps Stanton. Justin Bour will get the start at 1B.
Jorge Soler, RF, CHC5/4/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Cubs right fielder Jorge Soler is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury, just a routine day off. Soler's average to .269 for the season after a five-hit weekend series against Milwaukee.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA5/4/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout owns a career .365 batting average versus Seattle ace Felix Hernandez, including three home runs.
Insight: A .365 batting average against "King Felix" is like a .500 batting average against a "normal pitcher." The problem is that if he doesn't hit it out of the park, who will knock him in as the remainder of the roster includes no one batting more than .215 against the ace right-hander.
Matt Holliday, LF, STLHot5/4/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is a career .375 hitter with four long balls against Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Insight: Old Man River just keeps on going, batting .321 with 14 RBI and an .865 OPS through his first 23 games this season. in his 12th season, he's batting above his lifetime .308 average, though he's only hit one home run.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/4/2015 10:01:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, just off the disabled list on Saturday, is a career .353 hitter versus Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Gomez is 6-for-17 (.353) with a home run and four RBI against the Dodgers left-hander.
Andre Ethier, OF, LOS5/3/2015 8:23:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier was 2-for-4 in the, 1-0, victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Insight: Ethier and Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt were the other players with mulitple hits in the game. Los Angeles won, 1-0, on a pinch-hit walkoff homer from Yasmani Grandal in the 13th. Ethier is hitting .321 with four home runs and nine RBI.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP5/3/2015 7:40:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton was 3-for-4 with a home run and double in the, 8-6, victory over the Rockies on Sunday.
Insight: Upton hit a two-run homer in the first inning and then had an RBI-double in the fifth on Sunday. He is hitting .301 with seven home runs and 21 RBI in 93 at-bats this season.
Stephen Vogt, OF, OAK5/3/2015 6:53:00 PM
Description: Athletics C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt hit a pair of bombs in the, 7-1, victory over the Rangers on Sunday.
Insight: Vogt hit a solo shot in the sixth and a three-run homer in the seventh. This was Vogt's second multi-home run game of the season. He is hitting .356/.455/.671 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 73 at-bats this season.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAK5/3/2015 6:51:00 PM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the, 7-1, victory over the Rangers on Sunday.
Insight: Reddick is hitting .391 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 69 at-bats this season.
Ben Revere, CF, PHI5/3/2015 6:23:00 PM
Description: Phillies center fielder Ben Revere was 3-for-5 with an RBI and run in the, 6-2, victory over the Marlins on Sunday.
Insight: Revere singled in the fifth to drive in Miami's first run. He then scored in the seventh on Darin Ruf's single. Revere is only hitting .239 with no home runs and 10 runs, but he is hitting .353 in his last nine games.
Avisail Garcia, RF, CWS5/3/2015 6:01:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia had three hits, an RBI and run in the loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Insight: Garcia was 3-for-4 with three singles. His single in the eighth scored Jose Abreu. Garcia is hitting. 342 with one home run and six RBI this season.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL5/3/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones went 4-for-4 Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He also had two RBI. Jones is the leading hitter in baseball with a .402 BA so far this season.
Steve Pearce, RF, BAL5/3/2015 3:34:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce left Sunday's game with a stomach illness.
Insight: He will be fine. Consider Pearce day-to-day.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA5/3/2015 3:03:00 PM
Description: Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson left Sunday's game with an ankle injury.
Insight: Jackson needed assistance after stepping on Roberto Hernadez's foot while running to first. A DL could be needed here. Stay tuned.
Denard Span, CF, WAS5/3/2015 11:23:00 AM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span (abdomen) will return to action on Sunday.
Insight: He missed the past two games, but is ready to give it a go. Span will leadoff and play center field.
Michael Bourn, CF, CLE5/3/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (neck) will return to action on Sunday.
Insight: He was scratched for Saturday's contest, but is ready to roll. However, owners should not expect much, as Bourn has just a .202/.264/.250 line this season.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/3/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is a career .368 hitter against Mets' starter Dillon Gee.
Insight: Harper has two homers and four RBI lifetime against Gee, so could be in line for a nice afternoon against the Mets.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM5/3/2015 10:36:00 AM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: The move is retroactive to April 26, so he will be eligible to return on May 11. Brandon Guyer will continue to see a ton of time.
Marlon Byrd, RF, CIN5/3/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: Reds right fielder Marlon Byrd will get some rest on Sunday.
Insight: He is not in the lineup, as Skip Schumaker will start in left field. Byrd should be back ina ction next time out.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN5/3/2015 10:30:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati center fielder Billy Hamilton is not in the lineup Sunday versus Atlanta.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest of for Hamilton. Brennan Boesch will take his place in center field.
Joc Pederson, OF, LOS5/3/2015 9:30:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson homered for the third consecutive game.
Insight: After smashing a grand slam on Friday, Pederson hit a solo shot on Saturday. He is off to a fine start with a .292/.447/.646 line with six homer and 15 RBI.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX5/3/2015 9:24:00 AM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-5 with three RBI Saturday against Oakland.
Insight: Choo is off to a rough start this season, but had a three-run homer and a double on Saturday. He is hitting just .131 with two home runs and eight RBI.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAK5/3/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick posted four RBI Saturday versus Texas.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with a three-run dinger and is now hitting .385 with three homers and 18 RBI overall.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/2/2015 8:24:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista had four RBI Saturday versus Cleveland.
Insight: Bautista went 2-for-5 with a run scored as well. He is hitting just .188 with five homers and 13 RBI.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA5/2/2015 7:00:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a home run Saturday against the Giants.
Insight: Trout scored two runs as well and is now hitting .333 with six homers and 15 RBI so far this season.
Torii Hunter, RF, MIN5/2/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter went 3-for-4 during Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Insight: One of those hits was a home run. Hunter scored two runs and had two RBI. He is hitting .250 with two homers and nine RBI this season.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM5/2/2015 3:47:00 PM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus Washington.
Insight: Left Gio Gonzalez is on the mound for the Nationals, so Granderson will get some rest. John Mayberry Jr. will play right and lead off.
J.D. Martinez, OF, DET5/2/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is getting the day off on Saturday.
Insight: Martinez is just 8-for-39 over his past 10 games, so some rest could do him good. Anthony Gose will start in center with Rajai Davis getting the call in right.
Alejandro De Aza, OF, BAL5/2/2015 3:42:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Alejandro De Aza is not in the lineup Saturday.
Insight: It is just a routine day off for him. David Lough will start in left field and bat eighth.
Michael Bourn, CF, CLE5/2/2015 3:41:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn was scratched From Saturday's lineup with a strained neck.
Insight: Consider him day-to-day for now. Tyler Holt will start in center.
Michael Morse, LF, MIA5/2/2015 12:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse will sit on Saturday.
Insight: Morse is getting a routine day off after struggling for the first month of the season. He's batting .202 with a pair of homer sna deight RBI. He'll need to hit a lot better to protect Giancarlo Stanton.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL5/2/2015 11:54:00 AM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward (.212, 2 HR, 4 RBI, nine runs) is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury, just a routine day of rest. Peter Bourjos is starting in center field with Jon Jay shifting over to handle right field
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/2/2015 11:49:00 AM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has been activated from the disabled list on Saturday.
Insight: Gomez had a small tear in his hamstring. He likely won't steal bases for a while, but he's still good enough to start on all fantasy teams. Off to a slow start, Gomez should still be re-installed onto your lineup.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY5/2/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran will not start Saturday.
Insight: Chris Young will get the start. Just a routine day off for the aging Beltran who is batting .181 this season.
Dustin Ackley, LF, SEACold5/2/2015 10:41:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is hitless in his career versus Houston starter Collin McHugh.
Insight: Could be a good day for some rest. Either way fantasy owners should run from this matchup.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL5/2/2015 10:35:00 AM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a career .071 hitter (1-for-14) against Rays ace right-hander Chris Archer.
Insight: Jones is off to a great start, batting .380 with five homers and 19 RBI, but he doesn't hit Archer well and the young righty hasn't given up an earned run in his last four starts. Doesn't sound like a recipe for success, so avoid Jones on Saturday.
Grady Sizemore, OF, PHI5/2/2015 10:33:00 AM
Description: Phillies outfielder Grady Sizemore is a career .478 hitter (11-for-23) against Miami right-hander Dan Haren.
Insight: The number includes three homers and a 1.495 OPS. That was the "old" Sizemore. The "new" one is batting .158 this season with a .384 OPS. In other words, those numbers are likely to sink. Avoid.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE5/1/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley had two hits in the, 9-4, victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.
Insight: Brantley went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs on Friday. One of those hits was a two-run homer in the fourth that gave the Indians the lead for good. Brantley is hitting .344 with one home run and nine RBI this season.
Denard Span, CF, WAS5/1/2015 4:58:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is not in the Nationals lineup on Friday due to an abdomen injury according to MASN.
Insight: Span left Thursday's game with the injury. This is not good news considering Span had core muscle surgery in the offseason, but the Nationals hope he returns at some point this weekend.
Steve Pearce, RF, BALCold5/1/2015 4:56:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce is starting at second base on Friday versus the Rays.
Insight: Pearce has not play an inning at second base since little league. Just kidding, that's not confirmed, but Pearce has not play at second in the majors or in the minors. Pearce, however, has been in a major slump to start the year, hitting .196/.288/.314 in 15 games.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM5/1/2015 11:06:00 AM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings is not expected to return to the lineup this weekend as originally thought.
Insight: Jennings tweaked his left knee last Saturday and had is examined by a doctor on Thursday. We await the results, but he's in an unfavorable matchup Friday night anyway.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL5/1/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is just 4-for-29 (.138) versus Padres starter Ian Kennedy.
Insight: Cargo has struckout 13 times in their 29 official at-bats. Sometimes a guy just has your number. This is one of those times.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL5/1/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward is a career .438 hitter (7-for-16) versus Pirates starter A.J. Burnett.
Insight: Heyward is still playing sub par baseball for fantasy owners who expected more. He's been dropped to sixth in the lineup.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/1/2015 9:53:00 AM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is an ugly 0-for-10 with five strikeouts versus Mets phenom Matt Harvey.
Insight: Harper is starting to show some of his promise batting .286 with five home runs, 15 RBI and 18 runs scored this season. However, fantasy owners should sit him on Friday.
Junior Lake, CF, CHC5/1/2015 9:40:00 AM
Description: Chicago outfielder Junior Lake should not be in the lineup on Friday as he's hitless in 10 career at-bats against Brewers starter Wily Peralta with six strikeouts.
Insight: Lake is just a lightly-used backup these days and won't see the field on Friday.
Denard Span, CF, WAS5/1/2015 12:42:00 AM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span left with soreness in his abdomen on Thursday against the Mets according to the Washington Post.
Insight: This isn't a good sign for Span, who began the season on the disabled list. Span will not play on Friday, however, Nationals manager Matt Williams said Span will return sometime this weekend.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA4/30/2015 11:37:00 PM
Description: Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson was 3-for-5 with a run scored in the, 3-2, 10th inning loss to the Astros on Thursday.
Insight: Jackson scored the second run for the Marniers in the first inning, but they didn't score again. Houston tied the game in the sixth and then won it on a single from Jose Altuve in the 10th. Jackson is hitting .250 with two home runs and four RBI this season.
Melky Cabrera, LF, CWS4/30/2015 11:08:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera is 2-for-5 with a RBI-single in the third, but Chicago lost, 12-2, to Minnesota on Thursday.
Insight: Cabrera is hitting .276 with six RBI but no home runs in 76 at-bats this season.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYMHot4/30/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with a walk on Thursday versus the Nationals.
Insight: Duda, however, didn't drive in a run or score. He is hitting .325/.427/.488 with two home runs and 12 RBI this season.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS4/30/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 with three RBI and one run in the, 8-2, victory over the Mets on Thursday.
Insight: Harper had a three-run double in that put the game out of reach. He also scored in the sixth inning. Harper is batting .286 with five home runs and 15 RBI this season.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/30/2015 10:39:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley was 3-for-4 with an RBI in the, 5-1, loss on Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Brantley singled in the fifth to score Miek Aviles. Brantley hasn't hit for much power yet, mostly due to a back issue, but he is hitting .339/.381/.458. He also has no home runs and seven RBI in 59 at-bats.
Mike Trout, CF, ANAHot4/30/2015 7:31:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the, 6-5, victory over the Athletics on Thursday.
Insight: Trout had a single and a double, scoring runs in the fith and seventh. The Angels led, 6-0, and allowed three runs in the ninth, but held on to win. Trout is slashing .329/.447/.592 with five home runs and 14 RBI this season.
Darin Ruf, RF, PHI4/30/2015 5:22:00 PM
Description: Philadelphia outfielder Darin Ruf had two hits including a home run in the, 9-3, loss to the Cardinals on Thursday.
Insight: Ruf hit the solo homer in the third inning. Ruf, however, isn't fantasy relevant as he is hitting .179 with two home runs and four RBI.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/30/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in the, 9-3, victory over the Phillies on Thursday.
Insight: Holliday had an RBI-double in the firth and fifth, scoring later in each inning. Holliday is hitting .379 and a .500 on-base percentage, but he hasn't shown much power yet with just one home run and .485 slugging percentage.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM4/30/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings is not expected to return to the lineup this weekend as originally thought.
Insight: Jennings tweaked his left knee last Saturday and the team was hoping to test it against Baltimore on the grass at Camden Yards, but the series has been shifted to turf of Tropicana Field due to the civil unrest in Baltimore.
Mike Trout, CF, ANAHot4/30/2015 10:04:00 AM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout is a .308 hitter with a double and a pair of home runs against Oakland starter Jesse Chavez.
Insight: Trout has home runs in two of his last three games and could add to that on Thursday. He is off to an solid start, slashing .315/.427/.575 with 18 runs and 14 RBI.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, NYM4/29/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.
Insight: Cuddyer hit his two-run bomb in the first. He also reached on an infield single in the eighth. Cuddyer is hitting .247 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 77 at-bats this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/29/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI as Miami beat the New York Mets, 7-3.
Insight: Stanton hit a two-run homer to answer Michael Cuddyer's two-run blast in the first. Stanton tied the game again with an infield single in the fifth. Stanton is hitting .284/.376/.593 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 81 at-bats this season.
Michael Bourn, CF, CLE4/29/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is showing signs of life at the plate as he has hits in three games.
Insight: Bourn is still only hitting .197 this season, but he went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs on Wednesday. He is 4-for-11 in the last three games.
Joc Pederson, OF, LOS4/29/2015 6:28:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson will bat lead off for the Dodgers on Wednesday against the Giants.
Insight: Pederson's on-base percentage is .458, so the switch to leadoff makes sense. Prior to Wednesday, Pederson has not batted higher than sixth. He should be able to collect more counting stats hitting at the top of the order.
Jon Jay, CF, STL4/29/2015 5:32:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is not playing on Wednesday against the Phillies.
Insight: At least he isn't starting. Peter Bourjos will be leading off and in center field. Jay is hitting .246 with no home runs and two RBI in 65 at-bats this season.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT4/29/2015 5:24:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco will return to the Pirates lineup on Wednesday night against the Cubs according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
Insight: Polanco missed Monday and Tuesday's games due to a groin issue. He will bat lead off on Wednesday night. Polanco is hitting .284 with one home run and seven stolen bases this season.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL4/29/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun had a huge day Wednesday against the Reds.
Insight: He went 3-for-5 with two homers, including a grand slam, and five RBI. Braun is now hitting .254, four homers, and 10 RBI this season.
Brett Gardner, LF, NYY4/29/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner will get some rest Wednesday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: With the lefty Drew Smyly on the mound, Gardner will watch from the dugout. It is just a routine day of rest.
Rajai Davis, CF, DET4/29/2015 10:54:00 AM
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis (groin) will return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Insight: Davis missed a few days after leaving Sunday's game, but is ready to roll on Wednesday. He is batting leadoff and playing center field.
Torii Hunter, RF, MIN4/29/2015 10:53:00 AM
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter will get the day off on Wednesday.
Insight: Oswaldo Arcia is in right giving Hunter just a routine day of rest.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/29/2015 10:51:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is just 4-for-29 lifetime against Aaron Harang.
Insight: That is who Holliday and the Cards will be facing on Wednesday. He has no extra base hits and two RBI lifetime against Harang.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN4/29/2015 10:38:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce could be in line for a string Game Wednesday versus Milwaukee.
Insight: Bruce will go up against Matt Garza, who he is 9-for-25 lifetime against, with three doubles, two homers, and six RBI.
Charlie Blackmon, CF, COL4/29/2015 9:25:00 AM
Description: Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-5 Tuesday against Arizona.
Insight: He had a double and two RBI and now is batting .305 with 11 RBI overall this season.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI4/29/2015 9:21:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo had a huge game Tuesday versus Colorado.
Insight: Trumbo went 4-for-4 with a double, homer, four RBI, and three runs scored. He has a solid .324/.343/.559 line with two homers and 10 RBI this season.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEAHot4/28/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz was 3-for-4 with a run scored in the, 2-1, victory over the Rangers on Tuesday.
Insight: Cruz had a double and a triple, but only scored once and didn't have an RBI. It was definitely a pitcher's duel. Cruz is hitting .329 with nine home runs and 21 RBI this season.
Denard Span, CF, WAS4/28/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span had five hits and scored four runs in the incredible, 13-12, win over the Braves on Tuesday.
Insight: Span was 5-for-6 and scored in the first, third, fifth and sixth. Span even hit a solo home run. he is hitting .314 with one home run, four RBI and seven runs in 35 at-bats this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/28/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury had three singles and scored two runs as New York beat Tampa Bay, 4-2.
Insight: Ellsbury scored in the first and fifth innings. He is batting .308 with one home run, three RBI and 16 runs in 78 at-bats this season.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/28/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista launched a home run on Tuesday night.
Insight: He had two hits in four at-bats, along with three RBI and two runs scord. Bautista is hitting just .188, but does have five homers and 13 RBI overall.
Juan Lagares, CF, NYM4/28/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares had three RBI during Tuesday's loss versus Miami.
Insight: He hit it on all three runs in New York's 4-3 loss. Lagares roped an RBI double to clear the bases, and it was his lone hit in five at-bats. He is now hitting .310 on the season.
Brandon Moss, LF, CLE4/28/2015 9:34:00 PM
Description: Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the, 11-6, defeat against the Royals on Tuesday.
Insight: Moss hit the homer in the sixth to give Cleveland a, 5-2, lead, but the Indians didn't score anymore runs. That was Moss' four home run of the season. He is also hiitting .236 with 14 RBI.
Jake Marisnick, CF, HOU4/28/2015 6:58:00 PM
Description: Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus San Diego.
Insight: Evan Gattis will get his first start in the field this season, giving Marisnick a little rest.
Andre Ethier, OF, LOS4/28/2015 6:56:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Giants.
Insight: Ethier has been starting for the injured Yasiel Puig, but he is just 3-for-24 versus Madison Bumgarner in his career, so Ethier has the night off.
Carl Crawford, LF, LOS4/28/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Dodgers left fielder Carl Crawford has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
Insight: The tear is apparently bad, so Crawford could be out for awhile. Scott Van Slyke will be the biggest benefactor.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX4/28/2015 6:31:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest.
Insight: He has not had a hit in his last 20 at-bats. Jake Smolinski will start in his place.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM4/28/2015 6:10:00 PM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings is not in the starting lineup again on Tuesday versus the Yankees.
Insight: Jennings tweaked his left knee on Saturday and hasn't played since then. He is considered day-to-day and should avoid the disabled list.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT4/28/2015 5:57:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco will not play again on Tuesday due to a sore groin according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: He also missed Monday's game and is considered day-to-day. Sean Rodriguez is playing right field and shortstop Jordy Mercer will bat second.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL4/28/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is 8-for-41 versus Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto.
Insight: That's good for a .195 average. Clearly, Braun hasn't figured out Cueto. Braun is also hitting just .226 in 62 at-bats this season. Braun was out of the lineup Monday and even though he will start on Tuesday, fantasy owners should sit him.
Domonic Brown, LF, PHI4/28/2015 3:27:00 PM
Description: Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown has been actvated from the disabled list, but will start his season in Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Insight: Brown is not ready to face major league pitching, so the Phillies have decided to give him some time int he minors. Jeff Francoeur and Grady Sizemore will continue to man right field.
Andre Ethier, OF, LOS4/28/2015 3:15:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is just 3-for-24 in his career against Giants ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Ethier is starting for the injury Yasiel Puig, but he isn't a great fantasy play versus Bumgarner. He has nine strikeouts and just one RBI in those 24 at-bats against the Giants lefty.
Dalton Pompey, RF, TOR4/28/2015 3:09:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
Insight: There has been no official reports, but there are indications Pompey injured his neck on Monday night. Stay tuned.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL4/28/2015 3:07:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward (hamstring) will return to the lineup on Tuesday night.
Insight: Heyward missed Monday's game, but is good to go for Tuesday's contest against Philadelphia. He will hit second and play right field.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN4/27/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce smacked a three-run homer Monday against the Brewers.
Insight: He also walked three times and scored two runs. Bruce is batting just .175 but does have four homers and 12 RBI.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT4/27/2015 7:22:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco was scratched for Monday's contest.
Insight: He is dealing with a sore groin, and owners should consider him day-to-day for now. Andrew Lambo will take Polanco's place in right field.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/27/2015 5:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (shoulder) will reyurn on Monday night.
Insight: It was initially thought he would not play on Monday, but Bautista is ready to go. He will serve as Toronto's DH.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL4/27/2015 4:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward suffered a left groin injury Sunday and should be considered questionable for Monday. Update: Heyward is not in the lineup.
Insight: Heyward did do some jogging, so it couldn't have been a severe pull, but the team will likely sit him a game or two to be safe. Heyward is batting just .208 this season with an ugly .591 OPS.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA4/27/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson will get the night off on Monday.
Insight: It is just a routine day of rest for him. Justin Ruggiano will start in Jackson's place.
Josh Hamilton, LF, TEX4/27/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Josh Hamilton trade to the Texas Rangers is now complete.
Insight: The deal was announced on the Angels' Twitter feed, and will officially end his rough tenure with the team. Hamilton is recovering from shoulder surgery and will likely be out until at least the middle of May. However, he carries nice potential in Texas' lineup.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL4/27/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career .536 hitter (15-for-28) against Reds starter Jason Marquis. Update: Braun is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Braun's past history probably shouldn't be trusted based on his play since his suspension. In the 152 games since he returned, he's batting .262 with a .754 OPS. During his first seven seasons he batted .312 with a .938 OPS and averaged 30 home runs per season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/27/2015 3:30:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, but is in Monday's lineup versus the Rays.
Insight: He tested out his hip during pregame warmups on Sunday, but was not ready to return. But he was obviously close. He's batting .282 with a home run and 14 runs scored.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/27/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is expected to take batting practice on Monday and should return sometine during this series, but no Monday night.
Insight: He hasn't played since Tuesday due to shoulder soreness, but had four homers and 10 RBI in 14 games this season.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEAHot4/27/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is a career 5-for-5 with two home runs versus Texas starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Sure the sample size is miniscule, but at the very least he'll be confident and added to his monster start should make him a must start for fantasy owners. Cruz is batting .310 with nine homers and 20 RBI in 18 games this season.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL4/27/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career .536 hitter (15-for-28) against Reds starter Jason Marquis.
Insight: Braun's past history probably shouldn't be trusted based on his play since his suspension. In the 152 games since he returned, he's batting .262 with a .754 OPS. During his first seven seasons he batted .312 with a .938 OPS and averaged 30 home runs per season.
Adam Jones, CF, BALHot4/27/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a career .600 hitter (6-for-10) with a pair of home runs against White Sox starter Hector Noesi.
Insight: Jones only had one hit in the Orioles 18-run outburst on Sunday, but he leads the league in batting (.403), OPS (1.158), total bases (51), runs (17) and hits (29). He's a must start in the favorable matchup.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL4/27/2015 10:54:00 AM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward suffered a left groin injury Sunday and should be considered questionable for Monday.
Insight: Heyward did do some jogging, so it couldn't have been a severe pull, but the team will likely sit him a game or two to be safe. Heyward is batting just .208 this season with an ugly .591 OPS.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COLHot4/27/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is questionable for Monday's game against Arizona due to plantar fasciitis.
Insight: Dickerson, hitting .317 overall with five homers and 14 RBI, has been dealing with this issue for most of the season, but this is the first time it's kept him on the sidelines. We await further updates.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/27/2015 10:33:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, but is expected to return for Monday's game versus the Rays.
Insight: He tested out his hip during pregame warmups on Sunday, but was not ready to return. But he was obviously close. He's batting .282 with a home run and 14 runs scored.
Rajai Davis, CF, DET4/27/2015 10:28:00 AM
Description: Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis left Sunday's game against Cleveland due to tightness in the right groin.
Insight: Davis is batting .341 this season with a stunning .937 OPS, but his game is based on speed and if this slows him down it could hurt his fantasy value.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/26/2015 4:55:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Insight: He tested out his hip during pregame warmups, but is not ready to return. Chris Young will start in center and bat second.
Delmon Young, LF, BAL4/26/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Orioles DH/OF Delmon Young is making a case to be a waiver wire pickup.
Insight: Young went 3-for-6 on Sunday with five RBI and three runs scored. He has a .368/.400/.421 line with seven RBI this season. Owners should monitor his progress.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS4/26/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit a solo home run in the loss to the Marlins on Sunday.
Insight: The Nationals lineup continues to struggle without Anthony Rendon. Washington was 4-for-30 as a team on Sunday and scored just two runs. Harper was 1-for-4 with the bomb. He is hitting .270 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 63 at-bats.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/26/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-4 with an RBI-triple in the, 6-2, victory over the Nationals on Sunday.
Insight: Stanton is beginning to heat up as he is 5-for-7 with three extra-base hits, five runs and three RBI in the last two games. Stanton is hitting .275 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 69 at-bats this season.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/26/2015 3:13:00 PM
Description: The Dodgers have placed outfielder Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list due to a left hamstring strain according to Roto World.
Insight: Puig initially injured the hamstring two weeks ago, and Puig finally couldn't deal with it anymore. He could be ready in less than a week, but the Dogdgers are playing it safe with the 15 days. Andre Either will start in the meantime.
Jon Jay, CF, STL4/26/2015 12:17:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is not in the starting lineup on Sunday versus the Brewers.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest for Jay. Hopefully the day off helps because Jay is hitting just .200 in 55 at-bats this season.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL4/26/2015 12:10:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is not in the starting lineup on Sunday versus the Cardinals.
Insight: Braun is just getting the day off. Gerardo Parra is starting in right field.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN4/26/2015 11:39:00 AM
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon is just 6-for-34 versus White Sox pitcher John Danks.
Insight: Fantasy owners have to be disappointed with Gordon through the first three weeks of the season. He has sat out a lot of games and hasn't found his rhythm at the plate. Gordon is batting .239 with one home run in 46 at-bats.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/26/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is not in the starting lineup against the Brewers and their pitcher Mike Fiers on Sunday.
Insight: That's probably because Holliday is 1-for-11 in his career against Fiers, so he is getting the day off. Make sure to replace Holliday in your lineup.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/26/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in the starting lineup versus the Rays on Sunday.
Insight: Fantasy owners might be better off because Bautista is just 2-for-24 in his career against Rays starter Chris Archer. Owners would still like Bautista to return soon. He hasn't played since Tuesday due to shoulder soreness.
Desmond Jennings, CF, TAM4/26/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings is not in the starting lineup agaisnt the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: Jennings left Saturday's game with a knee injury. It doesn't appear to be serious, but he will not start on Sunday. Brandon Guyer, Kevin Kiermaier and Steve Souza Jr. are the Rays outfielders on Sunday.
Denard Span, CF, WAS4/26/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span is a career .389 hitter with three doubles against Marlins starter Dan Haren.
Insight: Span is 7-for-18 in 18 plate appearances versus Haren. Span is hitting .238 with three runs and one RBI in 21 at-bats this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/26/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 2-for-13 with a double in his career versus Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: It is going to be hard to sit Stanton, who was 3-for-3 with a home run versus Stephen Strasburg on Saturday, but Stanton does not have much success in his career against Gonzalez. Plan your lineup accordingly.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN4/26/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is not in Sunday's starting lineup versus the Cubs and Jake Arrieta.
Insight: Bruce is a career 2-for-11 with six strikeouts against Arrieta, so manager Bryan Price has elected to give Bruce the day off. Brennan Boesch is starting in right field for the Reds.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANAHot4/26/2015 9:26:00 AM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun was 3-for-4 in the, 4-1, victory over the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Calhoun didn't score or drive in a run, but he continued his hot stretch at the plate. He has nine hits in his last five games with two home runs, five RBI and four runs during that stretch.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/26/2015 9:17:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton hit a pair of home runs in the, 11-8, loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.
Insight: Upton hit a two-run homer in the first and then a three-run bomb in the sixth to finish the day with five RBI. He was 2-for-3 with a walk too. Upton is hitting .303/.347/.606 with five home runs and 13 RBI this season.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG4/26/2015 9:10:00 AM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan went 4-for-6 with a run scored in the, 5-4, 10th inning victory over the Rockies on Saturday.
Insight: Pagan scored on Buster Posey's double in the first but didn't produce anymore runs in the game. Still, owners love the .355/.390/.447 slashing line to start the season.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/25/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday hit the game-winning home run as St. Louis held on to beat Milwaukee, 5-3, on Saturday.
Insight: Holliday hit a three-run homer in the seventh to put the Cardinals ahead, 5-0, but the Brewers responded with three runs in the eighth, so Holliday's homer proved to be the winner. It was his first homer of the season, but Holliday is hitting .358 with 10 RBI too, so he is off to a great start.
David Lough, RF, BAL4/25/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Orioles outfielder David Lough had a pinch-hit walk off home run to lift Baltimore over Boston, 5-4, on Saturday.
Insight: Baltimore trailed, 4-3, heading into the bottom of the 10th when Adam Jones started the inning with a triple. Chris Davis hit a sacrifice fly that scored Jones to tie the game, and in the next at-bat, Lough hit the walk off. That is Lough's first homer of the season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/25/2015 7:58:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Saturday's game with hip tightness according to MLB.com.
Insight: Ellsbury was 0-for-3 before he left in the eighth. Manager Joe Girardi said he hopes Ellwbury can still play on Sunday.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF, NYYHot4/25/2015 7:51:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki broke the Japanese runs scored record on Saturday as he went 2-for-4 with a run versus the Nationals.
Insight: Suzuki scored on Adeiny Hechavarria's three-run homer in the eighth, which made it 1,310 runs in his major league career. Including his 658 runs in Japan, Ichiro has scored 1,968 times in professional base, which is more than any other Japanese player. At 41-year-old, though, he is hardly fantasy relevant. Suzuki is hitting .286 with one RBI and no homers in 42 at-bats.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/25/2015 7:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 3-for-3 with a double and home run in the, 8-0, victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Insight: Stanton came into the game with three career home runs off Stephen Strasburg, so hopefully owners listened to our advice to keep Stanton in the lineup. Stanton didn't hit the homer until the eighth, so it wasn't against Strasburg, but owners will take a single and double off the Nationals right-hander. Stanton is hitting .262 with five home runs and 16 RBI this season.
George Springer, RF, HOU4/25/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Astros right fielder George Springer was 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the, 9-3, victory over the Athletics on Saturday.
Insight: Springer also had a double and scored on Jed Lowrie's single in the fifth. Perhaps this will get Springer going because he is hitting just .200 with two home runs and six RBI this season.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAKHot4/25/2015 7:39:00 PM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick was 2-for-2 with two walks and a run in the, 9-3, loss to the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: It could have been worse as Houston jumped up over Oakland, 8-0, to start the game. Reddick was the only Athletics batter who reached base twice, and he had two hits and reached four times. Redick is hitting.357 with one home run and seven RBI this season.
Juan Lagares, CF, NYM4/25/2015 7:10:00 PM
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares went 4-for-4 with a triple, three runs and an RBI in the, 8-2, victory over the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: Lagares had a two-out triple in the fourth that scored Daniel Murphy. His other three hits were singles. Lagares is hitting .296 with eight RBI but no home runs this season.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS4/25/2015 6:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain according to Roto World.
Insight: Here we go again. Victorino spent much of last season on the DL and is going there just three weeks into the 2015 season. With Rusney Castillo also injured, Allen Craig and Daniel Nava will share time in right field.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/25/2015 6:05:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Padres.
Insight: Puig aggravated his left hamstring on Friday and left the game, so he is considered day-to-day. Andre Ethier will start in right field in the meantime.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL4/25/2015 4:43:00 PM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cargo is just 3-for-18 (.167) against Giants starter Tim Hudson, so it would have been a good chance to get the oft-injured outfielder some rest.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI4/25/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we know of, just a routine day on the sidelines. David Peralta will get a rare start, but has little fantasy value.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/25/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is again not in the Toronto starting lineup for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and has not played since Tuesday. Michael Saunders is back from the disabled list and will start in right field.
Michael Bourn, CF, CLECold4/25/2015 3:24:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn is batting eighth in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's the first time he's batted somewhere other than first in three seasons. Considering he's batting .169 with 17 Ks and just 11 hits, he's lucky to be in the lineup at all. He's not even stealing bases.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN4/25/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain was given a two-game suspension for his actions in the brawl with the White Sox.
Insight: He could appeal and continue playing or take his medicine now. We will let you know which he chooses.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANAHot4/25/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun is 6-for-13 (.462) with four extra-base hits against Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis.
Insight: Calhoun has six hits in his last four games, including a pair of home runs and is a nice play in this favorable matchup with an expected strong wind blowing out to right field tonight.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/25/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is 10-for-23 (.435) with a pair of home runs against Brewers starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: Holliday is hitting .367 with seven RBI, but he still hasn't hit a home run yet in 49 at-bats this season. Maybe tonight.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/25/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is a career .357 hitter (10-for-28) with three home runs versus Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: No player has more homers versus Strasburg (Freddie Freeman also has three). Stanton has four homers in his last eight games, though he's batting just .226 on the season. Michael Morse doesn't appear to be the protection Stanton needs behind him in the lineup.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAKHot4/25/2015 11:01:00 AM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick has a favorable matchup versus Houston starter Scott Feldman on Saturday.
Insight: Reddick, who is off to a fast start batting .325 this season, is 6-for-22 with three homers and two doubles against Feldman over their careers.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM4/25/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: It would not be a huge surprise if Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson was not in Saturday's starting lineup against the Yankees C.C. Sabathia.
Insight: Granderson is a career .158 hitter (3-for-19) with seven strikeouts. All three hits are singles.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN4/25/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain is just 1-for-14 with five strikeouts against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: With an 80 percent chance of rain at U.S. Cellular Field in addition to a strong wind blowing in from left field, it's probably a good idea to avoid anyone in this game, not just Cain. Update: Saturday's game was postponed due to rain.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/25/2015 10:50:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is a career .583 hitter (7-for-12 with three doubles and six RBI versus Detroit starter Alfredo Simon.
Insight: Brantley had three hits in the first game of the series to raise his average to .286. Fantasy owners are expecting a lot from Brantley after his breakout season of a year ago, but he started slowly this season due to back issues.
J.D. Martinez, OF, DET4/25/2015 10:45:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is 5-for-11 with a home run against Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer.
Insight: Martinez is hitting just .279, but has already blasted five homers this season with an .869 OPS. Make sure he's in your lineup for this favorable matchup.
Jay Bruce, RF, CIN4/25/2015 10:40:00 AM
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is not in Saturday's starting lineup versus the Cubs and Jake Arrieta.
Insight: Bruce is a career 2-for-11 with six strikeouts against Arrieta and combined with a slow start (.164 this season) has earned him a day of rest.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/25/2015 4:48:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig left last night's game after re-aggravating his hamstring and should be considered doubtful for the rest of the weekend.
Insight: Puig got off to an extremely slow start, but is hitting .279 as of the injury Friday night. It could end up sending him to the disabled list.
Brandon Moss, LF, CLE4/24/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss had an absurd seven RBIs on Friday night.
Insight: Two of his three hits were homers, and he also had a double as well. Moss is hitting .214 with three home runs and nine RBIs this season.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS4/24/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recorded two RBIs during Friday's loss to the Marlins.
Insight: He went 2-for-2 and now has 10 RBIs overall. Harper is hitting .286 this season.
Josh Hamilton, LF, ANA4/24/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is reportedly close to being traded to the Texas Rangers, according to TR Sullican of MLB.com.
Insight: This definitely makes sense, as Hamilton would return to the place he became a household name. Stay tuned.
Norichika Aoki, RF, SFG4/24/2015 4:48:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Norichika Aoki is not in the lienup for Friday's contest.
Insight: It will be his first day off of the season. Gregor Blanco is in left, with Jason Maxwell in right.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/24/2015 4:08:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is again not in the Toronto starting lineup for Friday's series opener against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and has not played since Tuesday. Kevin Pillar is starting in right field.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAMHot4/24/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza left Wednesday's game against the Red Sox with a cramp in his right forearm, returned Thursday, but is back on the bench for Friday's series opener.
Insight: Souza is filling all of the boxscore with four homers, 11 RBI, three steals and an .885 OPS. We have no news on whether this was regularly scheduled or from the forearm issue.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/24/2015 3:45:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) hasn't played since Sunday and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. Ichiro Suzuki should see most of his at-bats.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/24/2015 1:50:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is 8-for-17 (.471) lifetime against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Upton is off to a solid start as are many of the new Padres. He's batting .288 with three homers and an .854 OPS. This favorable matchup should help.
Jon Jay, CF, STL4/24/2015 1:45:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is 9-for-16 (.563) against Milwaukee right-hander Matt Garza.
Insight: Jay hasn't produced a multi-hit game since April 5, but this might be the night.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC4/24/2015 1:39:00 PM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan is a career 8-for-8 against Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: That included a three doubles and a steal. OK, the sample size is very small, but he's worth a flier on Friday.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANA4/23/2015 9:23:00 PM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun smacked a home run Thursday versus Oakland.
Insight: It was his only hit in four at-bat. Calhoun now has three homers and 10 RBIs this season.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/23/2015 6:11:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson smacked a homer Thursday versus San Diego.
Insight: It was his fifth of the season, and Dickerson is now hitting .321 overall with 13 RBIs.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/23/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury scored both of the team's runs during Thursday's victory versus Detroit.
Insight: He went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks. Ellsbury also stole a base and is now hitting .286 on the season.
Marlon Byrd, RF, CIN4/23/2015 4:14:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Marlon Byrd his his first homer with the team on Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Byrd has struggled early on, but hopefully this will get him going. It was his only hit in three at-bats, but the home run was a two-run shot. He is hitting just .127 with six RBIs in total.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIAHot4/23/2015 4:03:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton didn't hit a tape-measure home run on Thursday, just a line drive bullet that left the field in a heartbeat.
Insight: Stanton's home run was the fourth of the season and fourth in the last seven games. Perhaps pitching around him while he's this hot would be a good idea.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PITHot4/23/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco added three more hits on Thursday afternoon and officially gets the "hot" moniker.
Insight: Polanco is 12-for-25 (.480) since Friday night and is now batting .300 with six RBIs on the season.
Kevin Kiermaier, CF, TAM4/23/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is off to a solid start this season.
Insight: Kiermaier is hitting .282 with two home runs, four RBI and eight runs scored this season and a .932 OPS despite going hitless in his last three games. Nine of his 11 hits are for extra bases.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAMHot4/23/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza left Wednesday's game against the Red Sox with a cramp in his right forearm, but is back in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Souza is 13-for-36 (.361) with four homers, 10 RBI and a 1.188 OPS over the past nine games. He's also stolen three bases. Looks like he could help a lot of fantasy lineups if he can stay healthy.
David Lough, RF, BAL4/23/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Orioles outfielder David Lough will get a rare start on Thursday.
Insight: The 29-year-old has never been more than a part-time player with little fantasy value. He is still looking for his first hit of the season (six at-bats).
Alejandro De Aza, OF, BAL4/23/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Alejandro De Aza is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: David Lough is leading off and playing in left field. De Aza id batting .240 with a couple of home runs and eight runs scored, but he's also struck out 17 times in 50 at-bats while walking just twice. He'll have to work on making better contact.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/23/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is again not in the Toronto starting lineup.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and has not played since Tuesday. Kevin Pillar is starting in right field.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS4/23/2015 3:20:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness and should be considered doubtful for Thursday's game.
Insight: It's also doubtful he was still in your starting lineup considering he was batting just .143. Hamstrings are never easy to deal with, so a DL stint could be possible. Allen Craig took over for Victorino. Update: Victorino is not in the starting lineup.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS4/23/2015 1:42:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth will not be in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Werth is "old" and gets extra days off. OK, 35-years-old isn't old, but he's batting just .167 and can use the time off. The Nationals should soon be at full strength offensively.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL4/23/2015 1:36:00 PM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury, fortunately, just a day off. Drew Stubbs will start in center and Charlie Blackmon in right.
Starling Marte, LF, PITHot4/23/2015 12:05:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Wednesday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch and is out for Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: X-rays were negative, but he still might need a couple of days off. Too bad, Marte was pounding the ball this week, going 8-for-20 with four homers, 10 RBI and a 1.455 OPS since Friday.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT4/23/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: McCutchen owners shouldn't worry, it's just a rest day for the superstar. He's been slow out of the box this season, batting just .204 through 14 games.
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC4/23/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game with right groin soreness and is out for Thursday against the Pirates.
Insight: He was lifted in the third inning for Chris Denorfia. Fowler has been a decent contributor this season despite his mediocre .246 batting average with 10 runs scored and four stolen bases to go a long with a home run and four RBI.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL4/23/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is 7-for-18 (.389) with three home runs against Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Davis is just 1-for-13 in the first three games of the series, but we like this favorable matchup.
Jonny Gomes, LF, ATL4/23/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes is a career .381 hitter (8for-21) with three home runs versus Mets starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Gomes isn't getting regular at-bats, so it might be tough for him to take advantage of theis favorable matchup.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYMHot4/23/2015 10:17:00 AM
Description: Braves starter Julio Teheran is a tough pitcher, but Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is a career .350 hitter (7-for-20) with a pair of doubles and home runs in their matchups.
Insight: He is now hitting .339 with nine RBI, though he's only hit one home run this season after blasting a career-high 30 in 2014. Add in the wind blowing out to right field at about 15 mph on Thursday.
Ichiro Suzuki, RF, NYYHot4/23/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is a career 8-for-18 (.444) versus Phillies starter Dustin McGowan.
Insight: Suzuki has been starting the past few days because of the injury to Christian Yelich, so he'll likely get a shot at this favorable matchup. Ichiro is 3-for-7 with a pair of walks in the first two games of the series.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAMHot4/23/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza left Wednesday's game against the Red Sox with a cramp in his right forearm.
Insight: Souza is 13-for-36 (.361) with four homers, 10 RBI and a 1.188 OPS over the past nine games. He's also stolen three bases. Looks like he could help a lot of fantasy lineups if he can stay healthy.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS4/23/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness and should be considered doubtful for Thursday's game.
Insight: It's also doubtful he was still in your starting lineup considering he was batting just .143. Hamstrings are never easy to deal with, so a DL stint could be possible. Allen Craig took over for Victorino.
Starling Marte, LF, PITHot4/23/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Wednesday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch and is questionable for Thursday's game against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: X-rays were negative, but he still might need a couple of days off. Too bad, Marte was pounding the ball this week, going 8-for-20 with four homers, 10 RBI and a 1.455 OPS since Friday.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/23/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) hasn'r played since Sunday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: It's serious enough that the team is discussing a trip to the disabled list. A lot is expected to Yelich after last season and to date he's batting just .200 with a .488 OPS. This is the reason for his ugly start. Ichiro Suzuki will take his spot in left field.
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC4/23/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game with right groin soreness and should be considered questionable for Thursday against the Pirates
Insight: He was lifted in the third inning for Chris Denorfia. Fowler has been a decent contributor this season despite his mediocre .246 batting average with 10 runs scored and four stolen bases to go a long with a home run and four RBI.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM4/22/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda had a big RBI Wednesday versus Atlanta.
Insight: He put the Mets ahead in the eighth inning, and is now hitting .271 with nine RBIs overall.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT4/22/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco smacked his first homer of the season.
Insight: he did so off Jason Hammel in the fifth inning. Polanco is now batting .268 with four RBIs on the season.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT4/22/2015 9:16:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Wednesday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch.
Insight: He was hit in the third, but stayed in the game until the fifth. Consider Marte day-to-day for now.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS4/22/2015 8:47:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness.
Insight: Hamstrings are never easy to deal with, so a DL stint could be possible. Allen Craig took over for Victorino.
Dexter Fowler, CF, CHC4/22/2015 8:18:00 PM
Description: Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler left Wednesday's game with right groin soreness.
Insight: He was lifted in the third inning for Chris Denorfia. Fowler was 1-for-1 before exiting. Hopefully the injury is not serious.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/22/2015 5:55:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Padres.
Insight: He was dealing with a foot issue, but is ready to go. Get Dickerson back into your lineups.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/22/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista may need a trip to the disabled list.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and is not in the lineup on Wednesday. kevin Pillar is starting in right field. Stay tuned.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP4/22/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is 8-for-23 (.348) lifetime against Rockies pitcher Kyle Kendrick.
Insight: Upton has a double, two home runs and four RBI versus Kendrick. Upton has hits in every game this season but one, so definitely make sure he is in the lineup. He is batting .315 with three home runs and eight RBI in 54 at-bats this season.
Torii Hunter, RF, MIN4/22/2015 11:07:00 AM
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter is 16-for-49 with eight RBI versus Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Hunter also had four extra-base hits against Guthrie. Coming into Wednesday, Hunter has a six-game win streak.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY4/22/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is 16-for-49 with seven extra-base hits and five stolen bases against Tigers ace David Price.
Insight: Ellsbury is slashing .327/.353/.551 versus Price in his career. No need to sit him despite Price on the mound.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR4/22/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has been atrocious against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez in his career.
Insight: Bautista is just 2-for-29 versus Jimenez, which is good for a .069 average. It is hard to sit a first-round talen like Bautista, but if owners are ever going to sit him for a better option, it would be Wednesday.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT4/22/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is a .300 career hitter versus Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Insight: McCutchen is 6-for-20 with two home runs, one double and three RBI versus Hammel, so perhaps this gets him going. McCutchen went 0-for-3 on Tuesday and is just hitting .222 to begin the season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/22/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is a career .279 hitter versus Phillies ace Cole Hamels.
Insight: Stanton is 12-for-43 against Hamels with six extra base hits and six RBI. He also has 17 strikeouts versus Hamels, so plan the lineup accordingly.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/22/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was 2-for-4 but didn't produce any runs in the loss to the Giants on Tuesday.
Insight: Puig got off to an extremely slow start, bu he now has a hit in five straight games. During that stretch, Puig is hitting .409 with two home runs and three RBI. In the last three games, Puig has seven hits, so definitely make sure he is in the lineup on Wednesday.
Kole Calhoun, RF, ANA4/22/2015 9:46:00 AM
Description: Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun was 4-for-5 with a three-run home run in the, 14-1, victory over the Athletics on Tuesday.
Insight: It was his second home run of the season. Calhoun finished the game with three RBI and three runs. Calhoun is also hitting .293 with eight RBI this season.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM4/22/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Wil Myers was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run as San Diego edged Colorado, 7-6, on Tuesday.
Insight: San Diego trailed, 5-2, in the seventh, and Myers's RBI-double started the comeback. Myers then had an RBI-single in the eighth to tie the game and scored what turned out to be the game-winning run. Myers is hitting .313 with one home run and 10 RBI in 64 at-bats this season.
Elian Herrera, LF, MIL4/22/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Brewers second baseman Elian Herrera made his 2015 regular season debut, going 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI versus the Reds on Tuesday.
Insight: Herrera had an RBI-double in the third and then put Milwaukee back in the game by hitting a grand slam in the sixth. Despite Herrera's efforts, the Brewers fell to the Reds, 16-10.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE4/22/2015 9:14:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley had two hits in the, 6-2, victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Brantley is off to a bit of a slow start mostly due to a back issue, but the two hits raised his average over 40 points. Brantley is hitting .250 with two extra-base hits and four RBI.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL4/21/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was 4-for-4 with an RBI in the, 2-1, 10th inning loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.
Insight: Holliday had an RBI-single in the ninth to tie the game, which was his fourth hit of the game, but Washington won the game in the 10th with a homer. Holliday is hitting .425 with seven RBI but hasn't hit a home run yet in 40 at-bats this season.
Chris Young, LF, NYM4/21/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: New York outfielder Chris Young smashed his fourth homer of the season.
Insight: It is impressive that Young has four home runs already, in limited playing time. He went 3-for-3 with a double as well, and is clearly pushing for some more opportunities to be in the lineup.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM4/21/2015 9:59:00 PM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson recorded four RBIs during Tuesday's win against the Braves.
Insight: He had three hits in five chances, and one of those knocks was a double. Those were Granderson's first RBIs of the season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA4/21/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-4 during Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: One of those hits was a homer run. It was Stanton's third of the season, and he now has 12 RBIs overall.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA4/21/2015 6:43:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (back) will not play on Tuesday.
Insight: He was originally in the lineup, but had to be scratched due to his back tightening up. Ichiro Suzuki will take his spot in left field.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/21/2015 6:21:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is back in the Dodgers lineup on Tuesday versus the Giants.
Insight: Puig has played just once in the last week due to hamstring problems, but he is batting second on Tuesday. He is hitting .267 with two home runs and four RBI in 30 at-bats this season.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL4/21/2015 5:46:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is out for Tuesday's game versus the Padres according to MLB.com.
Insight: Dickerson has plantar fasciitis and said he could play, but the team is going to err on the side of caution this early in the season. Dickerson will probably play on Wednesday.
Anthony Gose, CF, DET4/21/2015 5:42:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose is back in center field against Yankees starter Nathan Eovaldi on Tuesday.
Insight: Gose is platooning with Rajai Davis in center field and won't start when the opposing team starts a lefty pitcher. Fantasy owners who took a flier on Gose have to be pleased through the first two weeks as he is batting .393 with a 1.036 OPS this season.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT4/21/2015 5:38:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: There is no indication that Polanco is injured as it appears manager Clint Hurdle is just shaking up his lineup. First baseman Pedro Alvarez is also not starting. Sean Rodriguez will start in right field and bat eighth.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY4/21/2015 5:29:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran will not start Tuesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Chris Young will get the start. Expect Beltran back on Wednesday.
Yasmany Tomas, OF, ARI4/21/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Arizona Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas will start at 3B Tuesday evening.
Insight: After four pinch hit at-bats (1-for-4), the six-year $68.5 million Tomas will start at the hot corner. Worry about his glove more than his bat.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS4/21/2015 11:09:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig couldn't pick a better opponent to return to the lineup than Tim Lincecum.
Insight: Puig, who tweaked his hamstring last Monday and has been in and out of the lineup, is 8-for-14 (.571) with a pair of doubles and triples in their matchups. Get him back in your lineup too.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL4/21/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is a career 13-for-25 (.520) against Reds starter Jason Marquis.
Insight: Braun isn't hitting up to his usual standards, batting just .238 with one homer and three RBI. But the homer came Monday night and with this favorable matchup he could make it two big games in a row.
Melky Cabrera, LF, CWSHot4/21/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Outfielder Melky Cabrera is a career .545 hitter (6-for-11) with a home run and five RBI against Ckeveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco.
Insight: Cabrera has seven hits in his last three games, including the game-winner on Monday. Plus the wind is expected to be blowing out tonight in Chicago.
Adam Jones, CF, BALHot4/21/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a career .412 hitter (14-for-34) with a pair of home runs against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Jones is as hot as it gets this April, batting .438 with five home runs, 16 RBI and a 1.294 OPS in 13 games this season. He's a must start in the favorable matchup.