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Darwin Barney

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Blue Jays | Darwin Barney leading off vs. Mariners

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:05:45 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays INF Darwin Barney is starting in left field and leading off against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Barney has been a nice story, and he owns some upside in daily contests batting in front of the best hitters on the team Friday. However, this is a player with no power or speed potential and likely overachieving given his career .250/.299/.345 slash line.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Ryan Divish

Blue Jays | Darwin Barney drives in three runs

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:12:10 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays INF/OF Darwin Barney went 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored in a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Barney is batting .297 with three home runs and 15 RBI through 192 at-bats this season. He is worth owning in AL-only fantasy leagues and should be viewed as a productive source of cap relief in daily contests.

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Blue Jays | Ezequiel Carrera still injured

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:54:15 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles') is still dealing with an Achilles' injury, which is why 2B Darwin Barney is starting in left field Wednesday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Sadly for Carrera, his fantasy value is likely going to drop even more once Jose Bautista returns early next week. Carrera had a .274 average, 35 runs and five steals during a playing time boost with Joey Bats injured. He could still play sparingly, but he'll likely be limited to AL-only leagues as depth moving forward.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders, Justin Smoak out

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:32:51 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders and 1B Justin Smoak are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Patrick Corbin Wednesday, July 20. 2B Darwin Barney is starting in left field and is hitting leadoff, which moves 2B Devon Travis down to eighth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders is resting versus a lefty, and Smoak is out for the second straight day with no DH in an NL park. Barney might be an intriguing low-priced flier in DFS as a sleeper, but his offensive profile is limited, and his style of play doesn't work well for daily owners. Travis loses a lot of luster in the daily arena and should be avoided.

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Blue Jays | Devon Travis, Russell Martin out

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:35:16 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray Saturday, July 16. INF Darwin Barney will bat eighth and start at second base, while C Josh Thole bats ninth and starts behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Barney is 11-for-33 (.333) at the plate this month and is 2-for-2 with a home run and two RBI in his career versus Gray, so he's worth considering as a source of productive cap relief in DFS. Thole is in the lineup because knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is pitching but he should not be viewed as a viable fantasy option Saturday.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak out of the lineup

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 07:33:32 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Matt Boyd Saturday, July 9. 1B Edwin Encarnacion will start at first base, while 3B Josh Donaldson will serve as the designated hitter. 2B Darwin Barney will start at third base and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Barney is hitting .385 with two RBI in six games this month and is receiving more playing time. He should be a decent starting candidate in daily fantasy leagues.

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Blue Jays | No Devon Travis vs. Tigers

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 12:59:44 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 8. 2B Darwin Barney is starting at second base and batting ninth against Detroit Tigers SP Mike Pelfrey Friday.

Fantasy Tip: This is the second consecutive night off for Travis, so there might be an injury. Stay tuned for updates on that front. Barney is best viewed as a depth option in cavernous mixed and AL-only seasonal leagues and a desperation flier in daily contests Friday.

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Blue Jays | Devon Travis out vs. Detroit

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:39:50 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 7. 2B Darwin Barney is at the keystone and is batting ninth against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: It looks to just be a normal day of rest for Travis. Barney has exceeded expectations with the bat this year, hitting .292 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 60 games. He's known more for his defense, though, and is a low-end daily selection.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak sitting against Royals

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:18:58 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 4. INF Darwin Barney draws into the lineup at third base and is batting ninth against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Smoak is mired in a 10-for-66 funk dating back to Wednesday, June 1 with a .597 OPS. At this point, he is nothing more than a low-end option in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. While Barney has proven capable of reaching base, his .387 slugging percentage and just 10 RBI through 182 plate appearances highlight his limited fantasy upside. He's a low-priced flier in daily contests and depth piece in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar, Devon Travis resting

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 08:33:10 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar and 2B Devon Travis are not in the starting lineup against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber Sunday, July 3. OF Ezequiel Carrera will bat leadoff and play center field, with OF Junior Lake batting seventh and playing right field and INF Darwin Barney batting ninth and starting at second base. In addition, 1B Justin Smoak is back in the lineup, batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Smoak is batting just .150 with two solo home runs in 60 at-bats since June 1, and should be avoided in all formats. Carrera is just 4-for-24 at the plate over the past week and 1-for-12 versus Cleveland pitching this year, so he is also not a recommended fantasy option this afternoon. Lake and Barney have hit well in limited action recently and could be worth taking a gamble on as inexpensive fliers in DFS.

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