Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:24:40 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 18. OF Scott Van Slyke is batting sixth and playing left field.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:27:42 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 12. OF Scott Van Slyke is starting in left field and hitting sixth.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:51:21 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke (ankle) left the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, Aug. 27, due to a mildly sprained right ankle. He is considered day to day.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:37:49 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (rest) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 12, against the Atlanta Braves. OF Scott Van Slyke is batting fourth and playing first base.
Fantasy Tip: Mike Minor has struggled mightily (7.34 ERA) over his last seven starts, which makes Van Slyke an excellent target in daily games. Gonzalez has five consecutive multi-hit games, so sitting against the struggling Minor is a bit of a surprise, although it is a lefty-lefty matchup.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:39:32 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford is back in left field over OF Andre Ethier Monday, Aug. 11. Ethier has started only three of the team's last 17 games. However Crawford has hit just .196 during that stretch. "Carl, before he got hurt, was probably swinging the bat better than anyone we had," manager Don Mattingly said. "I feel like Carl's going to get back to that." Mattingly also prefers Crawford's speed and versatility over Ethier. OF Scott Van Slyke has been drawing most of the starts in left field when the team faces a left-hander.
Fantasy Tip: More playing time for Crawford will make him appeal to those in deep mixed leagues, but not if he continues to stink it up at the plate. Crawford definitely is more intriguing because of his speed than Ethier. Ethier should only be owned in NL-only leagues right now.
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 17:15:48 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (knee), OF Yasiel Puig (hamstring) and C A.J. Ellis (knee) will not be in the lineup Saturday, Aug. 2, but manager Don Mattingly said all three players could pinch hit in an emergency situation. 2B Justin Turner will make his first start of the year at first base in place of Gonzalez, 1B Scott Van Slyke will replace Puig in the outfield, and C Drew Butera will start for Ellis.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez, Puig and Ellis should all be considered day-to-day at this point, but make sure to remove all three from daily lineups.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:42:29 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (ankle) is listed as a reserve on the lineup card Thursday, July 10, against the San Diego Padres.
Fantasy Tip: Expect the Dodgers to activate Crawford from the disabled list before tonight's game. Crawford will likely be eased back into playing time, but he was scorching hot before his injury. He is worth considering in all formats. His activation will leave the Dodgers' outfield stocked with options. Scott Van Slyke and Andre Either are likely to see the least playing time going forward. To a lesser degree, Matt Kemp will also see less playing time.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:48:09 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke hit two home runs in the team's victory Monday, June 9, and currently leads the team's outfielders with a 1.060 OPS. Van Slyke has played in a very limited role off the bench for the Dodgers, often matching up against left-handed hitters. Eleven of his 20 hits have gone for extra-base hits, and he has walked 18 times in 40 games. Manager Don Mattingly said he is considering platooning Van Slyke with OF Andre Ethier in center field.
Fantasy Tip: Van Slyke's playing time is too thin and unpredictable to make him a fixture in a standard mixed league. But he should be owned in NL-only leagues and considered in a deep enough mixed league, especially if he starts platooning in center with Ethier.
Fri, 30 May 2014 14:48:08 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez is receiving the day off Friday, May 30. OF Scott Van Slyke is starting at first base.
Thu, 29 May 2014 05:45:43 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers refuse to call up OF Joc Pederson until an everyday lineup spot opens up. "We don't feel like it's the right time right now for Joc," said manager Don Mattingly.
Fantasy Tip: After Carl Crawford's ankle injury, they'll keep rolling with Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier, with a sprinkle of Scott Van Slyke, instead. Pederson is having an MVP-like year for Class AAA Albuquerque, so whenever he does come up, he'll be an instant fantasy add.