Fantasy MLB
Outfield Player Notes
For The Last 15 Days
 
Jake Marisnick, CF, HOU5/22/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is not in the lineup for Friday's contest.
Insight: He has been in a slump lately, and this is now the second time over the past four games Marisnick is sitting out. Colby Rasmus will start in center, with Preston Tucker getting the nod in left.
Michael Morse, LF, MIA5/22/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse is getting the day off on Friday.
Insight: Morse has been slumping of late. Justin Bour will start at first in his place.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA5/22/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich is out for Friday's contest.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Yelich. Ichiro Suzuki will get the nod in left field.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS5/22/2015 2:55:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (left hamstring strain) is feeling much better, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: Puig still has no timetable for his return after the setback on his rehab assignment, but it might been sooner than fantasy owners were resigned to. Perhabs another rehab assignment next week.
Justin Upton, LF, SDPHot5/22/2015 1:32:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton is a career .400 hitter (8-for-20) against Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke.
Insight: Upton has been good the past week, batting .294 with three homers and a 1.192 OPS, so combined with a favorable matchup makes him a solid play Friday night.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN5/22/2015 1:25:00 PM
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon is 5-for-7 against Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Insight: The fact is, Gordon has feasted on Cardinals pitching throughout his career, batting .358 with a 1.077 OPS over 32 games.
Hunter Pence, RF, SFG5/21/2015 11:05:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence is an ugly 4-for-53 (.075) against Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: After starting his season on May 16 with a couple of multi-hit games, Pence has gone hitless in the last two and doesn't figure to get healthy against Kershaw, Avoid this matchup.
Steve Pearce, RF, BAL5/21/2015 7:02:00 PM
Description: Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce smacked a grand slam on Thursday versus Seattle.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats. Pearce is hitting just .198 with four homers and 15 RBI overall.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS5/21/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was scratched from Thursday's lineup with general soreness.
Insight: Consider him day-to-day. Daniel Nava will get another start in right field.
Yasmany Tomas, OF, ARIHot5/21/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Arizona Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas added another two hits on Thursday to raise his average to .349
Insight: That's six consecutive multi-hit games for the young third baseman. Not a power hitter, Tomas is still a solid fantasy option.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM5/21/2015 3:41:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda produced all the offense the Mets would need Thursday afternoon, going deep twice and knocking in four runs.
Insight: The left-handed hitting Duda hit both home runs off left-handers. He had five homers this season and 19 RBI while the two hits pushed his batting average over the .300 mark.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAK5/21/2015 3:37:00 PM
Description: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics lineup on Thursday.
Insight: Crisp left Tuesday's game with a neck injury. Manager Bob Melvin said it is a similar to the nagging neck injury Crisp dealt with last season. Billy Burns will start in center with Sam Fuld in left field.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL5/21/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: "Old guys" need their rest. Holliday has been playing great, batting .328 with 23 RBI, 17 runs and a .905 OPS. Just don't expect a lot of home runs anymore.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM5/21/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Granderson has now homered in consecutive games for the first time this season. He's batting .245 this season with five homers, 13 RBI and 22 runs scored. He's learned how to take a walk so despite the low batting average has a .347 OBP.
Austin Jackson, CF, SEA5/21/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson (right ankle sprain) is eligible to return from the disabled list, but it appears he'll continue to work his way back at Triple-A Tacoma.
Insight: Jackson could return this weekend, but it's more likely to be sometime next week. He's batting .242 this season with a mediocre .620 OPS.
Alex Rios, RF, KAN5/21/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Royals outfielder Alex Rios (non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand) could be heading out on rehab assignment in about a week, according to Royals manager Ned Yost.
Insight: Rios was off to a fast start after a disappointing season in Texas, batting .321 through the first seven games before the injury.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, DET5/20/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-3 on Wednesday night.
Insight: Cespedes had a double and scored two runs. He is now hitting .287 in his first season with Detroit.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL5/20/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit a homer for the second straight day.
Insight: It was his lone hit and he also walked twice. Braun is now hitting .263 with 10 homers and 28 RBI overall.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA5/20/2015 9:54:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout hit a homer and scored three runs on Wednesday night.
Insight: He went 2-for-3 with his 11th homer of the year. Trout is hitting .288 with 11 homers and 22 RBI this season.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI5/20/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock scored four runs on Wednesday night.
Insight: Pollock scored four or the six Arizona runs. He went 3-for-4 on the night and is now hitting .298 overall.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/20/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was ejected on Wednesday night.
Insight: He argued balls and strikes which is a clear no-no. Harper will be back in action next time out for Washington.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT5/20/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is not in the lineup on Wednesday versus the Twins.
Insight: Polanco has been struggling bit time lately, so Clint Hurdle has elected to go with Josh Harrison in right field, Jung Ho Kang at third base and Jordy Mercer at shortstop. Polanco is 0-for-18 in his last six games.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI5/20/2015 6:41:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Trumbo has a hit in four straight games, but he will get the day off. In his last day off, Trumbo did pinch hit, so it is still possible he gets an at-bat. Trumbo is hitting .280 with six home runs and 19 RBI in 125 at-bats this season.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN5/20/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton had been moved down to the eighth spot in the Cincinnati order on Wednesday.
Insight: Unfortunately, Hamilton's only value to fantasy owners this season has been steals, and that will take a huge hit with him hitting eighth. He is batting just .212/.264/.336, so in order to continue adding the his 17 steals and reclaim the leadoff spot, it appears Hamilton will have to get out of his slump.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY5/20/2015 3:50:00 PM
Description: New York has placed center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list due to a right knee sprain.
Insight: Not good. Ellsbury has been injury prone in his career, so this is bad news. There is no definitive timetable yet for his return. In the meantime, Chris Young will likely get most of the starts in the outfield without Ellsbury.
Dustin Ackley, LF, SEACold5/20/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Dustin Ackley is not in the lineup against the Orioles on Wednesday.
Insight: It appears to be a regular day off for the outfielders. Ackley is hitting just .186 with three home runs and seven RBI this season, so perhaps manager Llyod McClendon wanted to just give Ackley a day away from things.
Josh Hamilton, LF, TEX5/20/2015 1:21:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton will continue to rehab at Triple-A Round Rock through Saturday according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Insight: It looks like Hamilton will make his 2015 debut on Monday against Cleveland. Hamilton has hit well in Double-A and Triple-A, so hopefully that leads to solid numbers in his return to Texas.
Melky Cabrera, LF, CWS5/20/2015 1:13:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera is 7-for-18 with two RBI in his lifetime against Indians starter Shaun Marcum.
Insight: That's good for a .389 average. Cabrera is hitting .259 with one home run and 14 RBI in 37 at-bats this season.
Nick Markakis, RF, ATL5/20/2015 1:09:00 PM
Description: Braves outfield Nick Markakis is 5-for-11 with a double, home run and two RBI against Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi.
Insight: It's a small sample size, but Markakis likes what he sees when Odorizzi is on the mound. Markakis is hitting .298 with 10 RBI and 20 runs in 141 at-bats this season.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT5/20/2015 12:31:00 PM
Description: It is a small sample size, but Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has been great in his career versus Twins starter Mike Pelfrey.
Insight: McCutchen is 6-for-12 versus Pelfrey. All the hits have been singles. He also has three RBI, two walks and two steals.
Coco Crisp, CF, OAK5/20/2015 12:25:00 PM
Description: Athletics center fielder Coco Crisp is not in the Athletics lineup on Wednesday.
Insight: Crisp left Tuesday's game with a neck injury. Manager Bob Melvin said it is a similar to the nagging neck injury Crisp dealt with last season according to Roto World. Craig Gentry will start in left field on Wednesday.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAK5/20/2015 12:17:00 PM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick is just 1-for-11 in his career against Astros starter Dallas Keuchel.
Insight: Reddick is having a nice season, hitting .315 with six home runs and 29 RBI in 127 at-bats this season, but he probably should be avoided on Wednesday. Reddick has only reached base twice in 13 plate appearance versus Keuchel.
Stephen Vogt, OF, OAK5/20/2015 12:11:00 PM
Description: Athletics C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Astros.
Insight: Vogt appears to be getting the afternoon off after catching Tuesday night. Vogt is batting .310 with nine home runs and 30 RBI in 113 at-bats this season. Josh Phegley will be behind the plate for Oakland on Wednesday.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC5/20/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan had a pair of solo home runs in the loss to the Padres on Tuesday.
Insight: Chicago hit three home runs in the game, but they were all solo, and the Cubs lost, 4-3. Coghlan was 2-for-4 with the two homers. He is hitting .205 with six home runs and nine RBI this season.
Brandon Moss, LF, CLE5/19/2015 11:24:00 PM
Description: Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss hit a solo home run in the, 3-1, victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Moss has six home runs this season. He is slashing .232/.288/.440 with 24 RBI and 15 runs in 125 at-bats.
Bryce Harper, LF, WASHot5/19/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit another home run on Tuesday night.
Insight: Harper was 1-for-4 with a walk and the solo shot. He is now hitting .336 with 15 home runs and 38 RBI overall. He is top-ranked fantasy option at the moment.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA5/19/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton cracked a homer on Tuesday night.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats. The two-run shot gives Stanton 12 dingers and 38 RBI on the year.
Steven Souza Jr., CF, TAMHot5/19/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder Steven Souza was 2-for-4 with one RBI and a run scored in the, 5-3, victory over the Braves on Tuesday.
Insight: Souza had an RBI-single in the first inning and then scored in the third on a single. He is hitting .231 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEA5/19/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz had a double and home run on Tuesday night.
Insight: he did so in three at0bats, and had three RBI total on the night. Cruz is now hitting .347 with 16 homers and 33 RBI overall.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL5/19/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the, 8-1, victory over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Insight: Braun had a three-run homer in the third and then doubled in another run in the ninth. He is hitting .259/.327/.481 with nine home runs and 27 RBI in 135 at-bats this season.
J.D. Martinez, OF, DET5/19/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez had an RBI-single in the first as Detroit took and early lead, but Milwaukee scored the final eight runs of the game as the Brewers beat the Tigers, 8-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: Martinez was 1-for-3 with the RBI-single in the game. He is hitting .260 with eight home runs and 18 RBI in 146 at-bats this season.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY5/19/2015 8:26:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Tuesday's game with a right knee injury.
Insight: Ellsbury initially stayed in the game, but ended up being removed in the bottom of the fourth. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM5/19/2015 6:42:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Wil Myers has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist tendinitis.
Insight: The move is retroactive to May 11, so there is a chance Myers returns in less than a week. Stay tuned.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG5/19/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan will start on Tuesday versus the Dodgers.
Insight: Pagan missed Sunday's game after he left Saturday's game with back spasms. He is in center field and batting third.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL5/19/2015 5:36:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson (foot) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He has been dealing with plantar fasciitis, which is not easy to deal with. It is unclear how long Dickerson will be out.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS5/19/2015 5:26:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Rangers.
Insight: Victorino is getting the day off. Daniel Nava is in right field.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS5/19/2015 5:26:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was scratched from Thursday's lineup with general soreness.
Insight: Consider him day-to-day. Daniel Nava will get another start in right field.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI5/19/2015 5:19:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Marlins.
Insight: Pollock went 1-for-10 on Sunday and Monday, so it appears he is just getting a breather. Pollock is hitting .279 with three home runs, 13 RBI and 22 runs in 136 at-bats this season.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL5/19/2015 5:15:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will be the designated hitter on Tuesday versus the Tigers.
Insight: Braun will get a little bit of a breather as the DH Tuesday. Gerardo Parra will start in right field.
Chris Young, LF, NYM5/19/2015 5:07:00 PM
Description: New York outfielder Chris Young is in the lineup on Tuesday versus the Nationals.
Insight: Young is in right field, and Carlos Beltran is on the bench. Young is hitting .267 with six home runs and 12 RBI in 86 at-bats this season.
Jake Marisnick, CF, HOU5/19/2015 4:38:00 PM
Description: Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is not in the lineup for Tuesday's contest.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest. Colby Rasmus will be in center, with Preston Tucker getting the call in left.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL5/19/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward is not in Tuesdfay's starting lineup.
Insight: The Mets are starting left-hander Jon Niese which over Heyward's career has been a bad matchup (career .228 vs. LHP), but he's batting .368 against left-handed pitchers in 2015.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY5/19/2015 3:51:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Against the tough left-hander Gio Gonzalez, the Yankees will start Chris Young, Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury in the outfield. Beltran is batting just .156 against southpaws this season.
Marcell Ozuna, CF, MIA5/19/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is back in the Marlins starting lineup for Tuesday.
Insight: Ozuna had been excused from Monday's game to attend to a personal matter. he's batting .276 with three homers, 11 RBI and 17 runs. Fantasy owners were hoping for a bit more.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLEHot5/19/2015 11:10:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley is a career .500 hitter (10-for-20) against White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
Insight: Brantley is batting .333 in 16 May games with a 1.079 OPS so should be ready to take advantage of this favorable matchup.
Gerardo Parra, RF, MIL5/19/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Gerardo Parra is a career .571 hitter (8-for-14) against Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez.
Insight: Parra is the fourth outfielder for the Brewers, but don't be surprised if he gets the start based on this favorable matchup. Parra is hitting. 308 with a pair of homers, 14 RBI and 13 runs in just 91 at-bats.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS5/19/2015 9:55:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth's MRI came back negative, but he's still listed as questionable.
Insight: No ligament damage or fractures is great news, but he could still miss significant time before he's ready to play again. he hasn't played since being hit in the wrist last Friday.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG5/19/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (back) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the LA Dodgers.
Insight: Pagan was forced to leave Saturday's contest with back spasms, and will be given the day off on Sunday. Pagan has been one of the few guys in the Giants lineup to hit the ball and they can't afford to be without his .324 batting average for long.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, DET5/19/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was not in the starting lineup on Monday versus the Brewers, but he did pinch hit.
Insight: Cespedes hurt his thumb on Saturday, but he did play on Sunday, so the injury can't be too serious. He's batting .280 this season with five homers, 23 RBI and 16 runs scored.
Avisail Garcia, RF, CWS5/19/2015 9:40:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia left Monday's game against Cleveland for a pinch runner after his sore right knee began to act up.
Insight: Garciahas been dealing with the knee since the weekend, but apparently it got worse Monday night. Figure him to be day-to-day.
Yasmany Tomas, OF, ARI5/18/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Arizona Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas was 3-for-5 in the, 3-2, victory over the Marlins on Monday.
Insight: Tomas had an two-run double in the fourth. He also had two singles. He is hitting .329 with one home run and 11 RBI in 73 at-bats this season.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/18/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez went 2-for-5, hitting a home run in the first at-bat of the game as Milwaukee beat Detroit, 3-2.
Insight: Gomez also had the game-winning RBI single in the seventh. He is hitting .267 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 86 at-bats this season.
Brandon Moss, LF, CLE5/18/2015 6:11:00 PM
Description: Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss will be in the lineup on Monday after all.
Insight: Carlos Santana is a late scratch for Monday's game due to back spasms, so Moss will play first base. Moss is hitting .229 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 118 at-bats this season.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL5/18/2015 5:48:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is out of the starting linup once again on Monday.
Insight: Dickerson has plantar fascilitis, which has been causing him issues since Saturday. Dickerson did pinch hit on Sunday, so he might be able to do that again Monday. There is no indication yet if Dickerson will have to go on the disabled list or not. Charlie Blackmon will move to left field while Drew Stubbs is starting in center.
Colby Rasmus, CF, HOU5/18/2015 5:27:00 PM
Description: Houston outfielder Colby Rasmus is not in the starting lineup on Monday versus the Athletics.
Insight: The lefty Rasmus is sitting against left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz. Preston Tuckers is starting in left field on Monday for Houston.
Michael Bourn, CF, CLE5/18/2015 5:24:00 PM
Description: Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will not start on Monday versus the Chicago White Sox.
Insight: Manager Terry Francona said on May 7 that Bourn would be benched versus left-handed pitchers, so with Chris Sale on the mound, it should be no surprise Bourn is out on Monday. He is hitting .233 with no home runs and nine RBI in 116 at-bats this season.
Brandon Moss, LF, CLE5/18/2015 5:20:00 PM
Description: Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss is not in the lineup on Monday versus the White Sox.
Insight: It appears to be a normal day off. Moss is hitting .229/.282/.424 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 118 at-bats this season.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, DET5/18/2015 5:12:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in the lineup on Monday versus the Brewers.
Insight: Cespedes hurt his thumb on Saturday, but he did play on Sunday, so it is unclear at the moment if Cespedes is out due to injury or just normal rest. He is slashing .282/.299/.483 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 149 at-bats this season.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/18/2015 4:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs in the, 10-5, victory over the Angels on Monday.
Insight: It was Victoria Day in Canada, and Bautista celebrated in style. He had an RBI-double in the second and then a two-run double in the seventh. Bautista, however, has been a disappointment this season. He is hitting .235 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 115 at-bats this season.
Marcell Ozuna, CF, MIA5/18/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is not in the Marlins starting lineup.
Insight: Ozuna has been excused to attend to a personal matter.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/18/2015 2:44:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez, who left Sunday's game after taking a Noah Syndergaard fastball off the helmet, is back in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: It's great news for fantasy owners. He's batting .259 with three homers, 13 RBI and 11 runs scored, but once he gets hot he can help in every fantasy category.
Avisail Garcia, RF, CWSHot5/18/2015 10:19:00 AM
Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is batting .387 this May, including a seven-hit series against Oakland over the weekend.
Insight: Garcia is a career 4-for-11 off Corey Kluber which makes this a favorable matchup. Add in that the wind will be blowing out tonight in Chicago and all signs point to continued success for Garcia.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, NYM5/18/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer is a career .320 hitter (8-for-25) with four home runs against Cardinals right-hander John Lackey.
Insight: Cuddyer hit safely in all three games of the series versus Milwaukee. He's batting just .242 this season, which is well below expectations for the former batting champion.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/18/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is 9-for-20 (.450) with a home run and six RBI versus Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Bautista went 2-for-11 in the four game series with Houston as they mostly pitched around him (4 BB). He's batting just .216 with 30 strikeouts in 111 at-bats.
Bryce Harper, LF, WASHot5/17/2015 7:38:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper had another big game on Sunday in San Diego.
Insight: Harper was 3-for-4 with a home run (No. 14) and four RBI. That's eight hits and six RBI in his last three games. He's now 23-for-56 (.410) in May with nine homers and 22 RBI.
Avisail Garcia, RF, CWS5/17/2015 7:05:00 PM
Description: White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia had three hits, including a home run and knocked in two runs as the White Sox beat the Oakland A's
Insight: Garcia is hitting. 343 with four home run and 17 RBI and an .861 OPS this season. He's made a nuice jump forward this season and has solid fantasy value.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL5/17/2015 6:04:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward will leadoff Sunday night.
Insight: Heyward was batting second for most of the season until being dropped down in the order, but he'll try the top spot tonight. He's 3-for-4 in the first two games of the three-game set with Detroit.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM5/17/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson led off the game with a home run.
Insight: Granderson has now homered in consecutive games for the first time this season.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL5/17/2015 4:20:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has been in a bit of a slump lately, but he took care of business on Sunday, accounting for all three Baltimore runs.
Insight: Jones knocked in two runs and score the other as Baltiomre beat the Angels behind his hitting and the pitching of rookie Mike Wright. Jones is batting .331 this season with six homers and 23 RBI, but was just 2-for-14 heading into Sunday's contest.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS5/17/2015 3:35:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth will have an MRI on his wrist this Monday.
Insight: Werth left Friday's game after he took a pitch in his wrist. X-rays were negative, but obviously he's going to miss some more time. Tyler Moore gets a start on Sunday.
Denard Span, CF, WAS5/17/2015 3:33:00 PM
Description: Nationals center fielder Denard Span (rest) is not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Insight: Span has hit a solid .333 in the 22 games he's played since returning from injury. Michael Taylor will patrol center field and leadoff. He's batting .263 with three homers and 13 RBI.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/17/2015 3:26:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has left Sunday's game after taking a Noah Syndergaard fastball off the helmet.
Insight: Gomez walked off under his own power which is good, but he could still miss time. We await further word.
Angel Pagan, CF, SFG5/17/2015 11:00:00 AM
Description: Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (back) is out Sunday.
Insight: Pagan was forced to leave Saturday's contest with back spasms, and will be given the day off on Sunday. Consider himn day-to-day for now.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX5/17/2015 8:40:00 AM
Description: Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo hit a home run on Saturday night.
Insight: Choo went 3-for-5 with two runs scored as well, and is now hitting .248 with six homers and 17 RBI this season.
Grady Sizemore, OF, PHI5/17/2015 8:22:00 AM
Description: Phillies outfielder Grady Sizemore had a four-hit game Saturday against Arizona.
Insight: Sizemore has been playing well and now has his average up to .275. He is currently batting third and could be worth a look in deeper leagues.
Yasmany Tomas, OF, ARI5/17/2015 8:20:00 AM
Description: Arizona Diamondbacks Yasmany Tomas hit his first career home run.
Insight: Tomas has gotten off to a solid start offensively. He is now hitting .297 with one homer, nine RBI, and eight runs scored.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL5/17/2015 8:10:00 AM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez hit a home run during Saturday's win over the Dodgers.
Insight: Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with the solo shot and two runs scored. He is hitting just .204 with four homers and 10 RBI overall.
Mike Trout, CF, ANA5/16/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout was 3-for-5 Saturday versus Baltimore.
Insight: Trout homered and had two RBI. He is now hitting .300 with 10 homers, 21 RBI, and 28 runs scored overall.
Hunter Pence, RF, SFG5/16/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence went 2-for-3 in his season debut.
Insight: He scored three times and should definitely be active in all lineups immediately.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, NYM5/16/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer had two RBI and two runs scored on Saturday against the Brewers.
Insight: Cuddyer went 2-for-4 in the game and is now hitting .242 with three homers, 15 RBI, and 19 runs scored overall.
Joc Pederson, OF, LOS5/16/2015 6:13:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson will miss Saturday's contest.
Insight: It's just a normal day off. Pederson will be ready to roll on Sunday afternoon.
Jake Marisnick, CF, HOU5/16/2015 6:02:00 PM
Description: Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is not in the lineup for Saturday's contest.
Insight: Same goes for catcher Jason Castro, as each are getting a routine day of rest. Hank Conger is starting behind the plate Colby Rasmus will be in center field.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS5/16/2015 5:24:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth had the X-rays on his left wrist come back negative according to the Washington Post. Update: Werth is out for Saturday.
Insight: Werth left Friday's game after he took a pitch in his wrist. It doesn't sound like he will go on the disabled list, but check back for updates.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA5/16/2015 4:14:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton had just one hit in five at-bats, but it was another long one.
Insight: Stanton clubbed his 11th home run of the season, and is now hitting .255 with 11 homers and 36 RBI overall.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI5/16/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock will not play on Saturday.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest. Ender Inciarte will get the start against Philadelphia.
Hunter Pence, RF, SFG5/16/2015 3:26:00 PM
Description: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Pence will waste no time as he is in the lineup on Saturday versus the Reds. He is batting sixth and playing right field.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN5/16/2015 2:29:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton is not in the starting lineup versus the Giants on Saturday.
Insight: Hamilton is just getting the day off. Brennan Boesch is starting in center field.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS5/16/2015 1:48:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth had the X-rays on his left wrist come back negative according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Werth left Friday's game after he took a pitch in his wrist. It doesn't sound like he will go on the disabled list, but check back for updates.
Gregory Polanco, RF, PIT5/16/2015 1:10:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco is not in the lineup on Saturday against the Cubs.
Insight: Polanco doesn't start versus lefties, and Jon Lester is on the mound for Chicago. It would have been nice for Polanco to play in order to try and forget about his terribly timed slip in the outfield that allowed the winning run to score on Friday. Maybe he enters later on in the game after Lester leaves. Sean Rodriguez is starting in right field for Pittsburgh.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEAHot5/16/2015 12:43:00 PM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is just 4-for-20 in his career against Red Sox starter Rick Porcello.
Insight: That's good for a .182 average. He also has six strikeouts and two RBI against Porcello. Owners might be able to avoid Cruz in daily leagues on Saturday, but it is going to hard to sit a man in standard leagues who is slashing .358/.409/.730 with 15 home runs and 30 RBI.
Matt Kemp, OF, SDP5/16/2015 12:41:00 PM
Description: Padres outfielder Matt Kemp is hitless in 21 career at-bats against Nationals starter Matt Scherzer.
Insight: Kemp has also struck out seven times and walked just once versus Scherzer. This is obviously a matchup fantasy owners should avoid at all costs.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN5/16/2015 12:36:00 PM
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon is just 5-for-28 with two RBI in his career against Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia.
Insight: Sabathia isn't the same pitcher he once was, but Gordon hasn't figured him out yet. Start Gordon with caution.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL5/16/2015 12:00:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward is not starting on Saturday versus the Tigers.
Insight: Heyward usually sits versus lefties, and David Price is one of the best left-handers in the league. Randal Grichuk is starting in right field for St. Louis.
Anthony Gose, CF, DET5/16/2015 11:51:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose is not in the starting lineup versus the Cardinals on Saturday.
Insight: This was to be expected with the lefty Tyler Lyons on the mound for St. Louis. Rajai Davis is starting in center field for Detroit.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA5/16/2015 11:41:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is just 2-for-16 in his career against Braves starter Alex Wood.
Insight: Stanton did hit two home runs on Friday night, so it is going to be hard to keep him out of the lineup on Saturday. Fantasy owners should know, though, the numbers do not indicate Stanton is in for a big day. If it's any consolation prize, one of Stanton's two hits versus Wood is a home run.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA5/16/2015 11:38:00 AM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich will not start on Saturday versus the Braves and starting pitcher Alex Wood.
Insight: Yelich is probably just getting a day off. He is hitting just .160 since returning from the disabled list, so he might need a day to just get away from things.
Michael Morse, LF, MIA5/16/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse is not in the starting lineup on Saturday versus the Braves.
Insight: Morse is just getting a day off. He isn't hitting very well this season, .214/.276/.291, so he could probably use a day.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/16/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper had another big game on Friday in San Diego.
Insight: Harper was 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in the, 10-0, victory. He has 17 hits in his last nine games, so he is the definition of hot. Harper also has eight home runs during that span. He leads the National League with 13 homers.
Charlie Blackmon, CF, COL5/16/2015 10:14:00 AM
Description: Colorado center fielder Charlie Blackmon had three hits and scored a run in the loss to the Dodgers on Friday.
Insight: Blackmon had three singles and scored in the seventh on a double. He is slashing .298/.348/.500 with five home runs and 14 RBI in 124 at-bats this season.
Seth Smith, RF, SDP5/16/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Mariners right fielder Seth Smith hit a solo home run in the, 2-1, victory over the Red Sox on Friday.
Insight: Smith's homer was the only run the Mariners could muster versus Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz, but it was just enough. Nelson Cruz came through again with the game-winning hit in the ninth. Smith is hitting .269/.327/.484 with three home runs and nine RBI in 93 at-bats this season.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEAHot5/16/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz had the game-winning RBI-single in the ninth as Seattle beat Boston, 2-1.
Insight: Cruz was 1-for-4 with the one RBI. He also struck out three times. Cruz is slashing .358/.409/.730 with 15 home runs and 30 RBI in 137 at-bats this season.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAK5/16/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick was 2-for-4 with a double, triple, walk, three RBI and a run on Friday versus the White Sox.
Insight: Reddick had a bases loaded triple in the fourth to five Oakland a, 4-2, lead, but Chicago won, 7-6. Reddick is hitting .339/.417/.589 with six home runs and 28 RBI in 112 at-bats this season.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF, DET5/16/2015 12:14:00 AM
Description: Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was 3-for-5 with a solo home run, three RBI and two runs as Detroit beat St. Louis, 10-4.
Insight: Cespedes opened up the scoring for Detroit with his solo bomb in the second. He then drove in two more on a double in the ninth. Cespedes is hitting .279 with five home runs and 22 RBI in his first season with the Tigers.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL5/16/2015 12:12:00 AM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward hit a two-run home run in the loss to the Tigers on Friday.
Insight: Heyward's blast pulled the Cardinals within two runs versus the shaky Tigers bullpen in the eighth, but Detroit added four more runs in the top of the ninth. Heyward is hitting .246 with three home runs and 10 RBI.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE5/16/2015 12:04:00 AM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley was 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in the, 8-3, victory over the Rangers on Friday.
Insight: Brantley was dealing with a back injury in April, but he is hitting his stride now. Brantley has a hit in nine of his last 10 games. He is slashing .349/.427/.560 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 109 at-bats this season.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS5/15/2015 11:26:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth left Friday's game after taking a pitch in the wrist according to MASN.
Insight: Werth took a pitch from Odrisamer Despaigne in the second inning. He tried to shake it off but to no avail. Tyler Moore replaced him in the outfield.
David DeJesus, LF, TAM5/15/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Rays outfielder David DeJesus hit a solo home run in the loss to the Twins on Friday.
Insight: DeJesus was 1-for-3 in the, 3-2, loss. He is hitting .301 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 83 at-bats this season.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM5/15/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Padres manager is hoping outfielder Wil Myers will return to the lineup on Tuesday versus the Cubs according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Insight: Myers has tendinitis in his left wrist, but he hasn't gone on the disabled list. Look for him to return at some point next week.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA5/15/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was 2-for-4 with two home runs in the loss to the Braves on Friday.
Insight: Stanton hit two solo bombs in the loss. He also had a walk. Stanton is 5-for-11 with three home runs and six RBI in the last three games. He is batting .258 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 132 at-bats this season.
Jeff Francoeur, RF, PHI5/15/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur had a pinch-hit RBI-single in the seventh to help the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks, 4-3, on Friday.
Insight: Grady Sizemore started the game in right field, but Francoeur pinch hit in the seventh. He was 1-for-1 with the RBI-single. Francoeur is hitting .217 with two home runs and 10 RBI this season.
Billy Hamilton, CF, CIN5/15/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton was 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the, 10-3, loss to the Giants on Friday.
Insight: Hamilton has been great stealing bases, but he hasn't done much else this season. He does have 22 runs scored, but he is slashing just .212/.264/.336. He has 17 steals and has been caught stealing just twice.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL5/15/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun hit a pair of homers in the, 7-0, rout versus the Mets on Friday.
Insight: Braun hit a two-run homer in the third and then had a solo bomb in the eighth. Braun is batting .256 with eight home runs and 21 RBI this season.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT5/15/2015 7:31:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the heartbreaking 12th inning loss to the Cubs on Friday.
Insight: The ball was flying out in Wrigley on Friday, so there were five home runs in the game. McCutchen hit a three-run shot in the eighth to bring the Pirates within a run. At one point, Pittsburgh trailed by six, but they tied it in the ninth to send the game to extras. Chicago, however, won in the 12th on a freak play where Gregory Polanco slipped and couldn't make a catch for the second out.
Stephen Vogt, OF, OAK5/15/2015 5:23:00 PM
Description: Athletics C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt is out on Friday versus the White Sox.
Insight: It appears to be just another day off for Vogt. He has been getting a lot of those lately, but there is no indication he is hurt. Vogt is slashing .337/.425/.673 in 101 at-bats this season.
Jeff Francoeur, RF, PHI5/15/2015 5:16:00 PM
Description: Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur is not in the lineup on Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Grady Sizemore is starting in right field. Francoeur appears to be just getting the day off. Francoeur is batting .207/.247/.354 with two home runs and nine RBI in 82 at-bats this season.
Juan Lagares, CF, NYM5/15/2015 5:13:00 PM
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will return to the lineup on Friday versus the Brewers.
Insight: Lagares missed three straight games prior to Friday with a muscle strain in his shoulder. He is hitting .276/.301/.339, but Lagares is known more as a defensive catcher.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI5/15/2015 2:54:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: He is having an above average season with the bat and is now hitting .284 with six homers and 19 RBI. David Peralta gets the start.
Jay Bruce, RF, CINCold5/15/2015 2:48:00 PM
Description: Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is not in Friday's starting lineup
Insight: Bruce doesn't have a good past history versus Giants Madison Bumgarner. Of course, a lot of guys can say that.
Chris Young, LF, NYM5/15/2015 12:26:00 PM
Description: New York outfielder Chris Young shouldn't be in Friday's lineup against Royals starter Chris Young.
Insight: Young, the pitcher, has held Young the hitter, hitless in 16 at-bats with eight strikeouts.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM5/15/2015 12:16:00 PM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is 8-for-17 (.471) with two home runs versus Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Granderson had just three hits in the four game series with the Cubs and is batting .241 this season.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN5/15/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain was 3-for-5 with five RBI and two runs in the, 12-1, rout of the Yankees on Friday.
Insight: Cain had an RBI-double in the first, sacrifice fly in the third, a two-run single in the sixth and another RBI-single in the seventh. Cain is slashing .326/.378/.473 with three home runs and 19 RBI in 129 at-bats this season.
Nelson Cruz, LF, SEAHot5/15/2015 1:07:00 AM
Description: Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz went 3-for-3 and scored Seattle's only run in the, 2-1, loss to the Red Sox on Thursday.
Insight: Cruz also had a walk. He scored in the sixth on a grounder from Logan Morrison. Cruz is hitting .361/.414/.744 with 15 home runs and 29 RBI in 133 at-bats this season.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/14/2015 11:04:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista hit a solo bomb in the first inning, but Toronto lost to Houston, 6-4, on Thursday.
Insight: Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion went deep back-to-back in the first to give Toronto a, 2-0, lead. The Blue Jays were also ahead, 4-2, but allowed four runs in the seventh. Bautista was 1-for-3 with a walk in the game.
Marlon Byrd, RF, CIN5/14/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Marlon Byrd hit the game-winning home run in the eighth as Cincinnati beat San Francisco, 4-3, on Thursday.
Insight: Byrd was 2-for-2 with three RBI. He had a two-run single in the fifth to give Cincinnati the lead and then with the game tied, he hit a solo bomb in the eighth. Byrd is hitting .226 this season, but he is 11-for-32 in his last 10 games.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT5/14/2015 5:35:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was 3-for-4 with an RBI and run in the, 4-2, loss to the Phillies on Thursday.
Insight: Marte had a pair of doubles, including an RBI-double in the ninth. He is hitting .287/.341/.525 with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 122 at-bats this season.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX5/14/2015 5:12:00 PM
Description: It is officially safe to put Rangers right fielder Shin-Soo Choo back in your fantasy lineup.
Insight: Choo went 3-for-4 on Thursday to record his fourth straight multi-hit game. Choo also had a hit in every game in the month of May. After hitting a historically bad .096 in April, Choo is batting .345 in May. He is slashing .243/.331/.459 with five home runs, 16 RBI and 11 runs in 111 at-bats this season.
Michael Brantley, LF, CLE5/14/2015 4:32:00 PM
Description: Indians left fielder Michael Brantley was 1-for-3 with a solo bomb in the, 2-1, loss to the Cardinals on Thursday afternoon.
Insight: Obviously, Brantley accounted for the only Cleveland run. He hit the home run in the sixth to give the Indians the lead, but the Indians bullpen yielded a two-run homer to Matt Carpenter in the eighth. Brantley is hitting .330 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 106 at-bats this season.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY5/14/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Old guys need rest and Beltran is 38-years-old with a lot of mileage. He's batting .221 with two homers and 19 RBI and isn't playing up to fantasy-worthy levels.
Lorenzo Cain, CF, KAN5/14/2015 11:15:00 AM
Description: Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain is not in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Cain is batting .312 with 24 runs scored, three homers and 14 RBI. Jarrod Dyson will make the start.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM5/14/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Padres right fielder Wil Myers was scratched from Tuesday and Wednesday's games with left wrist soreness and he is doubtful for Thursday.
Insight: He had the wrist checked out on Wednesday and we await further word. He's been batting mostly leadoff, hitting .291 with five homers, 19 RBI and 28 runs scored.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT5/14/2015 10:34:00 AM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is no in Thursday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: McCutchen is fine, just getting a routine day off. He is hitting .231 with three home runs and 19 RBI this season and hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games. Starling Marte will shift to center, Josh Harrison to left field and Jung Ho Kang will start at the hot corner.
Jon Jay, CF, STL5/14/2015 10:32:00 AM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against Cleveland.
Insight: Jay has been struggling with a thumb issue and hasn't played since Saturday. Peter Bourjos will continue to start in center.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL5/14/2015 10:29:00 AM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has a left elbow contusion due to taking a pitch from Corey Kluber during his first at-bat Wednesday and is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Consider Holliday day-to-day. Mark Reynolds is in left field which might be a defensive liability.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/14/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is a career .400 hitter (5-for-15) with five extra-base hits and a 1.460 OPS versus Houston right-hander Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Bautista hasn't homered in 14 games and his owners may be getting a bit worried, but it's still early. He'll be fine and might even end the homerless streak today.
Chris Coghlan, CF, CHC5/13/2015 11:20:00 PM
Description: Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan recorded a walk-off walk versus the Mets on Wednesday as Chicago won, 2-1.
Insight: Coghlan was 0-for-3 in the game, but still had the game-winning RBI. The left fielder is hitting .202 with four home runs and seven RBI in 99 at-bats this season.
J.D. Martinez, OF, DET5/13/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is back in Thursday's lineup, at DH, after leaving early Wednesday.
Insight: Martinez left in the sixth inning with lower back tightness. He is hitting .236 with seven home runs and 16 RBI this season.
J.D. Martinez, OF, DET5/13/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 2-for-2 in the loss to the Twins on Wednesday. He did, however, leave the game with lower back tightness.
Insight: Martinez left in the sixth inning. Consider him day-to-day. Martinez is hitting .236 with seven home runs and 16 RBI this season.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT5/13/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was 1-for-3 with two RBI in the loss to the Phillies on Wednesday.
Insight: McCutchen singled in the fifth to score two runs to give the Pirates a, 2-0, lead, but the Phillies answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Philadelphia won, 3-2. McCutchen is hitting .231 with three home runs and 19 RBI this season.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL5/13/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday has a left elbow contusion due to taking a pitch from Corey Kluber during his first at-bat.
Insight: Kluber went on to only allow one hit and strike out 18 in his eight innings, so perhaps it was better Holliday ended up missing the game, and he was still able to extend his on-base streak to 31 games. The contusion isn't serious. Consider Holliday day-to-day.
Brandon Moss, LF, CLE5/13/2015 9:21:00 PM
Description: Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss was 3-for-4 in the, 2-0, victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Insight: Moss singled in the first to drive in the first run of the game. Moss' two other hits were also singles. He is hitting .235 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 102 at-bats this season.
Michael Taylor, RF, WAS5/13/2015 8:01:00 PM
Description: Nationals 24-year-old outfielder Michael Taylor hit the game-winning grand slam in the, 9-6, victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Insight: The only reason Taylor was in the game was because umpires ejected Bryce Harper from the game in the seventh. Taylor hit the grand slam in the top of the ninth with the Nationals trailing by a run. That was his only at-bat in the game.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL5/13/2015 7:15:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left Wednesday's game after getting hit by a pitch on the left elbow versus the Indians according to the St. Louis Dispatch.
Insight: With the HBP, Holliday reached base in his 31st straight game. Hopefully his injury isn't serious. Stay tuned for updates.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/13/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Umpires ejected Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper during Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Insight: Harper checked his swing to end an at-bat in the seventh inning, but it was called a strike. He let the umpire know about his displeasure, so he hit the showers early. Harper finished 1-for-3 with a steal.
Stephen Vogt, OF, OAK5/13/2015 12:18:00 PM
Description: Athletics C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt is out Wednesday.
Insight: Just a routine day of rest for Vogt. Josh Phegley will start at catcher.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA5/13/2015 9:44:00 AM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton blasted a monster home run Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: He hit the ball all the way out of Dodger Stadium, and finished the game 2-for-2. Stanton is hitting .252 with eight homers and 30 RBI.
Andre Ethier, OF, LOS5/13/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier had a monster game Tuesday against Miami.
Insight: Ethier went 5-for-5 with a homer and three RBI. He has played well this season and is now batting .329 with five homers and 13 RBI overall.
Josh Reddick, RF, OAK5/13/2015 9:27:00 AM
Description: Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick had a four-hit night during Tuesday's win over Boston.
Insight: One of those hits was a homer, and he also had three RBI and two runs scored. Reddick is hitting .346 with six home runs and 25 RBI overall.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/13/2015 9:23:00 AM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit his 12th home run of the season.
Insight: It was a solo shot in the sixth, and Harper finished the game 2-for-3 with a double as well. He had two RBI and two runs scored, and is now hitting .308 with 31 RBI overall.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI5/13/2015 9:22:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo swatted two home runs during Tuesday's win over the Nationals.
Insight: He had four RBI overall on the night and is now hitting .292 with six homers and 19 RBI.
Andrew McCutchen, CF, PIT5/12/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with a two-run blast in the, 7-2, victory over the Phillies on Tuesday.
Insight: McCutchen started slow, but a lot of experts speculated that was due to a knee issue he was dealing with in April. He looks healthy now as he has gone 9-for-22 (.409) in his last six games. If owners still want to try and buy low on McCutchen, better do that soon because he is trending upwards.
Wil Myers, RF, TAM5/12/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Padres right fielder Wil Myers was scratched Tuesday with left wrist soreness.
Insight: The big news here is that it is the same wrist that forced him to miss a good amount of time last season. Stay tuned.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL5/12/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday clubbed a three-run homer Tuesday against the Indians.
Insight: Holliday went 2-for-5 with four RBI and is now hitting .346 with three homers and 21 RBI this season.
A.J. Pollock, CF, ARI5/12/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock will not play on Tuesday versus the Nationals.
Insight: It's just a normal day of rest. Ender Inciarte, David Peralta and Mark Trumbo are the outfielders for Arizona on Tuesday.
Leonys Martin, CF, TEX5/12/2015 5:50:00 PM
Description: Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin (wrist) is out Tuesday against the Royals.
Insight: He is dealing with a sprained left wrist, and could be looking at a DL stint. Delino DeShields Jr. will start in center and bat ninth on Tuesday.
Juan Lagares, CF, NYM5/12/2015 5:40:00 PM
Description: Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will miss a few games due to a slight strain under his armpit.
Insight: He should not be out too long. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is starting in center field Tuesday and batting sixth.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/12/2015 5:00:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles.
Insight: He will DH, as he is still dealing with a sore shoulder. Nevertheless, Bautista should be active everywhere.
Andre Ethier, OF, LOS5/12/2015 10:19:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is a career .420 hitter (21-for-50) versus Miami veteran right-hander Dan Haren.
Insight: Ethier is tak8ing advantage of his playing time and batting .286 with four homers and 10 RBI. He's worthy playing Tuesday night.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM5/12/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is 9-for-25 (.360) with three home runs versus Cubs starter Jake Arrieta.
Insight: Granderson sat Monday against a tough left-hander, but has hits in nine of his last 11 games.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYYHot5/12/2015 10:15:00 AM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is a career .667 hitter (10-for-15) versus Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: He's played very well this season, batting .341 with six RBI, 25 runs and 11 steals. He should be fresh after getting Monday off.
Adam Jones, CF, BALHot5/12/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a career .432 hitter (16-for-37) with a pair of home runs against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle.
Insight: Jones is as hot as it gets this sprin, batting .357 with fsix home runs, 23 RBI and a .988 OPS in 30 games this season. He's a must start in the favorable matchup.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL5/11/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones continued his strong start to the season.
Insight: Jones blasted his sixth homer of the year in the seventh inning, and now has 23 RBI so far. He is an early MVP candidate.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM5/11/2015 4:44:00 PM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson is getting the day off Monday against the Cubs.
Insight: John Mayberry will get the start in right field against leftly Jon Lester.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL5/11/2015 4:21:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis is getting the day off on Monday.
Insight: Gerardo Parra is starting for Davis, who is just getting a routine day of rest.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/11/2015 3:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista will get a rest day on Monday, as he's just 2-for-29 (.069) against Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Bautista did have four hits in the weekend series with Boston, but hasn't gone yard since April 28 - 11 games. That wasn't likely to change in Monday's poor matchup.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF, NYY5/11/2015 3:25:00 PM
Description: Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the Monday starting lineup.
Insight: No injury, just a routine day of rest. He's played very well this season, batting .341 with six RBI, 25 runs and 11 steals. brett Gardner will move up one spot into the leadoff position.
Shane Victorino, RF, BOS5/11/2015 1:16:00 PM
Description: Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is expected to return Monday night.
Insight: Victorino spent much of last season on the DL and has started out 2015 the same way. Even when he's played, it hasn't been very well - .143, 0 HR, 2 RBI. I'd rather have Brock Holt out there.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT5/11/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte hit a three-run homer Monday versus Philadelphia.
Insight: It gave the Pirates the lead in the third, and they never looked back. It was Marte's lone hit in four at-bats, and he is now batting .277 with eight homers and 24 overall.
Mark Trumbo, LF, ARI5/11/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo has faced Max Scherzer nine times in his career and the best outcome he's produced is one walk.
Insight: Scherzer has struck him out six of the other eight times. It's probably best to avoid Trumbo Monday night.
Ryan Braun, RF, MIL5/11/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is 9-for-18 with three home runs against White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Braun has five hits in the first three games of the series, including a long home run. He's no longer an MVP candidate, but he's still a respectable fantasy option.
Jose Bautista, RF, TOR5/11/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista might get a rest day on Monday, as he's just 2-for-29 (.069) against Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Bautista did have four hits in the weekend series with Boston, but hasn't gone yard since April 28 - 11 games. That won't be likely to change in Monday's matchup.
Curtis Granderson, RF, NYM5/10/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson went 2-for-5 with a homer during Sunday's win over the Phillies.
Insight: He also had a single, and is now hitting .238 with three homers and 10 RBI this season.
Shin-Soo Choo, LF, TEX5/10/2015 4:40:00 PM
Description: Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo was 2-for-4 in the, 2-1, victory over the Rays on Sunday.
Insight: Choo has a 10-game hitting streak, yet he is still batting .183/.294/.376 this season. That should tell owners how bat he was hitting before that. In May, Choo is hitting .270/.333/.595 with six doubles, two home runs and seven RBI.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY5/10/2015 4:31:00 PM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran took advantage of a friendly matchup on Sunday, going 2-for-2 with a solo home run versus the Orioles.
Insight: Beltran came into the game 10-for-29 in his career versus Baltimore starter Bud Norris, so even though Beltran also was batting just .194 before Sunday's game, he was a solid start. He reward his fantasy owners with a solo bomb and single.
Adam Jones, CF, BAL5/10/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
Insight: Jones had a double and an RBI-single in the eighth as Baltimore fell, 6-2. Jones is hitting .260/.402/.577 with five home runs and 22 RBI this season.
Carlos Gonzalez, LF, COL5/10/2015 2:30:00 PM
Description: Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez is not in the starting lineup on Sunday.
Insight: Gonzalez is sitting versus the lefty Clayton Kershaw. Gonzalez is hitting .198 with two home runs and six RBI this season.
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, MIA5/10/2015 1:57:00 PM
Description: Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is not in the starting lineup on Mother's Day.
Insight: Stanton is getting the day off. He is just 2-for-12 in the last three games, so he perhaps the break will help. Stanton is hitting .248 with seven home runs and 29 RBI in 117 at-bats this season.
Stephen Vogt, OF, OAK5/10/2015 1:28:00 PM
Description: Athletics C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt has returned to Sunday's starting lineup versus the Mariners.
Insight: Vogt is catching and batting fifth. He is 5-for-9 with a triple and home run in his career against Felix Hernandez.
Marlon Byrd, RF, CIN5/10/2015 12:24:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Marlon Byrd is just 3-for-20 with one RBI in his career versus White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: Byrd might be hard to sit because he has four home runs in the last seven days, but his numbers versus Danks are just awful. Start Byrd with caution.
Matt Holliday, LF, STL5/10/2015 12:23:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday should remain in fantasy lineups on Sunday versus Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke.
Insight: Holliday is 5-for-12 with a home run against Locke in his career. Perhaps Holliday can get his power numbers going versus the lefty. Holliday is leading the Cardinals with a .354 batting average and .472 on-base percentage, but with those numbers, one would assume Holliday's slugging percentage would be higher than .485.
Adam Eaton, CF, CWS5/10/2015 12:16:00 PM
Description: White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton is not starting versus the Reds on Sunday.
Insight: Eaton was 1-for-7 in the doubleheader on Saturday, so he is not batting .196 in 97 at-bats this season. Chicago will start J.B. Shuck in center fielder on Sunday.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/10/2015 12:13:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is back in the starting lineup on Sunday.
Insight: Gomez missed the last three games due to a hip strain. He has just 55 at-bats due to injures this season.
Jon Jay, CF, STL5/10/2015 12:11:00 PM
Description: Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Pirates.
Insight: Jay usually sits versus lefties, so it is not a surprise he will be on the bench with Jeff Locke on the mound for Pittsburgh. Jay is batting .248 with two extra-base hits, six RBI and 11 runs this season.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT5/10/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is back in the lineup on Sunday versus the Cardinals.
Insight: Marte left Saturday's game due to dizziness, but he is apparently good to go on Sunday. He will bat fourth versus the lefty Tyler Lyons. Marte leads the Pirates with 21 RBI.
Travis Snider, LF, PIT5/10/2015 12:00:00 PM
Description: Orioles right fielder Travis Snider is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Insight: Snider didn't play on Saturday either, but there is no report of an injury. He is hitting .286 with a home run, nine RBI and nine runs in 70 at-bats this season.
Brandon Moss, LF, CLE5/10/2015 10:30:00 AM
Description: Indians 1B/OF Brandon Moss is not in the lineup versus the Twins on Sunday.
Insight: Moss is 1-for-12 in the last three games. He is simply getting a day of rest. Moss is hitting .221/.280/.453 with five home runs and 21 RBI in 95 at-bats this season.
Carlos Beltran, RF, NYY5/10/2015 10:22:00 AM
Description: Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran is 10-for-29 with six doubles and five RBI in his career against Orioles starter Bud Norris.
Insight: Beltran is hitting just .194 with 10 extra-base hits and 12 RBI in 98 at-bats this season, so perhaps this gets him going.
Michael Saunders, RF, TORCold5/10/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders has returned to the 15-day disabled list according to CBS Sports.
Insight: Saunders probably returned from his knee surgery a little too soon. He was clearly struggling due to the knee issue, hitting .222 with a .566 OPS. It is unclear how long he will be out this time.
Mike Trout, CF, ANAHot5/10/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout was 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 6-5, loss to the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: Trout homered in the fifth to bring the Angels within two runs, but they were only able to muster another run in the game. Trout has lived up to his No. 1 overall hype, hitting .306/.405/.604 with nine home runs, 19 RBI, 26 runs and seven steals in 111 at-bats this season.
Justin Upton, LF, SDP5/10/2015 9:15:00 AM
Description: Padres outfielder Justin Upton was 2-for-6 with two RBI and a run scored in San Diego's, 6-4, 12th inning victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Insight: Upton gave the Padres a, 4-2, lead with an RBI-single in the ninth, but after closer Craig Kimbrel blew the save, Upton hit a solo home run in the 12th to win the game. San Diego added another insurance run in the inning to win by two. Upton is hitting .287/.352/.565 with eight home runs and 24 RBI in 115 at-bats this season.
Khris Davis, LF, MIL5/9/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Khris Davis was 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs in the, 12-4, victory over the Cubs on Saturday.
Insight: Davis hit a pair of doubles, scoring three runs. He is hitting .263 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 99 at-bats this season.
Gerardo Parra, RF, MIL5/9/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee outfielder Gerardo Parra was 2-for-2 with a walk and two-run homer in the, 12-4, rout over the Cubs on Saturday.
Insight: Parra was playing center field for the injured Carlos Gomez. He had four RBI and two runs in the game. Parra is hitting. 280 with a home ru and 10 RBI in 75 at-bats this season.
Jason Heyward, RF, STL5/9/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward was 2-for-4 with a RBI and run in the loss to the Pirates on Saturday.
Insight: Heyward had an RBI-double in the fourth and then scored on Yadier Molina's double in the same frame. Heyward is hitting .250 with two home runs and seven RBI in 112 at-bats this season.
Starling Marte, LF, PIT5/9/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Saturday's game against the Cardinals with "severe dizziness" according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Marte struck out in both his at-bats before Sean Rodriguez replaced him in left field. Marte is having a solid season, hitting .269 with 21 RBI. Consider him questionable for Sunday.
Marlon Byrd, RF, CIN5/9/2015 8:08:00 PM
Description: Reds right fielder Marlon Byrd has found his stroke as he has five straight games with two hits.
Insight: Byrd was 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the White Sox on Saturday. Cincinnati won, 10-4. Byrd is hitting .230 with six home runs and 17 RBI this season. Four of his six home runs have come in the last week.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/9/2015 7:30:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper went deep again on Saturday, hitting a walk-off home run in the ninth as Washington beat Atlanta, 8-6.
Insight: Harper has six home runs in the last three games. He was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs on Saturday. With the sudden power surger, Harper now has 11 home runs and 27 RBI to go with his .292 batting average.
Torii Hunter, RF, MIN5/9/2015 7:21:00 PM
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter was 3-for-5 with a home run and three runs in the, 7-4, victory over the Indians on Saturday.
Insight: Hunter hit a solo home run in the first inning and then scored in the third and fifth innings as well. Hunter is hitting .295/.333/.491 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 112 at-bats this season.
Joc Pederson, OF, LOS5/9/2015 6:13:00 PM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson will miss Saturday's game versus the Rockies.
Insight: It's just a normal day off. Chris Heisey will start in center and lead off for Los Angeles.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/9/2015 6:12:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in the lineup on Saturday.
Insight: This will be the third straight game Gomez missed with a strained right hip. The Brewers are persistent in the fact the injury is minor. Gerardo Parra is again starting in center field.
Stephen Vogt, OF, OAK5/9/2015 6:09:00 PM
Description: Athletics C/1B/OF Stephen Vogt is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Vogt is just getting a day off. He is hitting .322/.415/.622 with seven home runs and 25 RBI this season.
Mookie Betts, CF, BOS5/9/2015 5:19:00 PM
Description: Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts was 2-for-5 with a run in the, 7-1, loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Insight: Betts scored the Red Sox only run. He had a single and a double. Betts is hitting .242 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 120 at-bats this season.
Bryce Harper, LF, WAS5/8/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has now hit five home runs over the past two games.
Insight: After hitting three on Wednesday, Harper hit two more for his encore on Friday against the Braves. He finished with five RBI and is now batting .284 with 10 homers and 25 RBI.
Torii Hunter, RF, MIN5/8/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Twins outfielder Torii Hunter had a huge game Friday versus Cleveland.
Insight: He went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBI. Hunter is hitting .280 overall.
Christian Yelich, LF, MIA5/8/2015 7:14:00 PM
Description: Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich (strained lower back) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He will be in the lineup Friday, and should make an impact immediately.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL5/8/2015 5:28:00 PM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is probable for Friday's game against the LA Dodgers while dealing with plantar fasciitis. Update: Dickerson is back in the lineup.
Insight: Dickerson, who is hitting .290 overall with five homers and 15 RBI, has been dealing with this issue for most of the season. You can see the results in his stolen base totals. He attempted 15 last season, but just one in 2015 and was caught stealing.
Carlos Gomez, CF, MIL5/8/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez is not in the lineup for Friday's game.
Insight: He missed Thursday's game too, and it is being reported Gomez is dealing with a hip issue. Stay tuned.
Lucas Duda, LF, NYM5/8/2015 4:09:00 PM
Description: Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: The Mets face a tough lefty in Cole Hamels and this is a good time to give him a day of rest, although he's batting .393 against left-handers.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS5/8/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is back in Friday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Werth has been battling a sore right shoulder. Werth is batting just .176 and both fantasy owners and the Nationals offense need him to start hitting.
Mike Trout, CF, ANAHot5/8/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Angels center fielder Mike Trout is 4-for-11 (.364) with three home runs versus Houston starter Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Trout has homered in two straight games and this favorable matchup might see him stretch that streak to three games. He's batting .298 with eight homers and 18 RBI through 29 games this season, He's also scored 24 times and is 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts. That's the stats of a fantasy stud.
Alex Gordon, LF, KAN5/8/2015 10:56:00 AM
Description: Royals right fielder Alex Gordon is hitless in 10 at-bats versus Detroit ace David Price.
Insight: Gordon is hitting .270 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 89 at-bats this season. He just goes about his business with little fanfare. Friday's matchup, however, should be avoided.
Michael Cuddyer, RF, NYMCold5/8/2015 10:54:00 AM
Description: Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer could sit on Friday in the series opener versus Philadelphia.
Insight: Cuddyer is just 1-for-15 (.067) against Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels. After going 2-for-13, Cuddyer's batting average is down to .237. Avoid this matchup.
Jayson Werth, RF, WAS5/8/2015 10:35:00 AM
Description: Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth is probable for Friday's game against Atlanta.
Insight: Werth is battling a sore right shoulder. Werth is batting just .176 and both fantasy owners and the Nationals offense need him to start hitting.
Corey Dickerson, LF, COL5/8/2015 10:28:00 AM
Description: Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson is probable for Friday's game against the LA Dodgers while dealing with plantar fasciitis.
Insight: Dickerson, who is hitting .290 overall with five homers and 15 RBI, has been dealing with this issue for most of the season. You can see the results in his stolen base totals. He attempted 15 last season, but just one in 2015 and was caught stealing.
Michael Saunders, RF, TORCold5/8/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders is questionable for Friday's game against Boston due to a cortisone shot for his left knee.
Insight: Saunders has only played eight games this season and this appears to be an ongoing issue that isn't going to get better anytime soon. There is no timetable for his return and he isn't playing at a fantasy-worthy level (.222, .566 OPS).
Hunter Pence, RF, SFG5/8/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Giants outfielder Hunter Pence was sent to the minors on his rehab assignment scheduled to begin Friday at Triple-A Sacramento.
Insight: The Giants are hoping Pence returns in the middle of May, so if everything goes as planned, he will be back after 7-10 games.
Yasiel Puig, CF, LOS5/8/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (left hamstring strain) began his rehab assignment on Thursday.
Insight: Puig went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts, so we didn't get to see him run the bases. It's possible Puig will be ready to return when his 15-day disabled list stint is up.
Michael Morse, LF, MIA5/7/2015 6:32:00 PM
Description: Marlins first baseman Michael Morse is back in the lineup for Thursday's game.
Insight: He sat the past three contests, but is back in the fold. Morse is playng first and batting sixth.