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Rays | Tim Beckham sent to Durham

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:03:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Tim Beckham was optioned to Class AAA Durham Wednesday, May 25. In a corresponding move, RP Ryan Garton was recalled from Durham.

Fantasy Tip: Beckham has a .185/.241/.352 slash line through 58 plate appearances this season, and Brad Miller projects to handle shortstop going forward. However, it is a touch surprising given the lack of alternative options at the 6 behind Miller. Still, Beckham can be dropped in the majority of seasonal leagues since he was hardly fantasy relevant in the first place.

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Rays | Desmond Jennings playing center field

Sun, 22 May 2016 07:18:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings is batting seventh and playing center field against Detroit Tigers SP Jordan Zimmermann Sunday, May 22. In addition, INF Tim Beckham is batting eighth and playing second base. OF Corey Dickerson is not in Sunday's lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings could receive a long look in center field after Kevin Kiermaier (hand) was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured left hand. However, he is off to a slow start at the plate this season, batting just .186 with three home runs and 10 RBI through his first 102 at-bats. Beckham is just 8-for-46 (.174) and should be viewed as nothing more than a source of salary cap relief in daily fantasy games.

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Rays | Three Rays sitting Wednesday

Wed, 18 May 2016 12:43:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Brad Miller, OF Corey Dickerson and 1B Steve Pearce are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 18. SS Taylor Motter starts at the 6 and is hitting second, OF Brandon Guyer is the designated hitter and is hitting leadoff, while SS Tim Beckham is starting at second base and batting ninth against Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey.

Fantasy Tip: Motter hit his first big league homer last night but is a low-end middle infield option in daily setups, even while hitting in the two-hole. Beckham has a similar profile to Motter but is even less attractive at the bottom of the order. Guyer is your value pick of the trio, as he's been seeing starts on a regular basis and is hitting .313 with three home runs and nine RBI this month.

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Rays | Still no Logan Forsythe

Fri, 13 May 2016 14:33:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Logan Forsythe (shoulder) remains out of the starting lineup Friday, May 13. SS Tim Beckham is starting at the keystone and is hitting seventh against Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill.

Fantasy Tip: Beckham is extremely limited offensively and has only five hits in 34 at-bats (.147) off the bench for the Rays in 2016. He's an extreme desperation play in daily formats at shortstop. Forsythe could be back any day now and deserves to be put back in all traditional starting lineups when he's ready.

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Rays | Logan Forsythe out Tuesday

Tue, 10 May 2016 15:15:58 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Logan Forsythe (shoulder) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 10. SS Tim Beckham will take his place at second base and bat seventh opposite Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Forsythe was injured on Monday night after getting drilled by a Felix Hernandez pitch, so it's understandable to see him out of the lineup here. Fortunately, it doesn't look like it will require a stint on the disabled list. Beckham should rack up starts for as long as he's out, but he's certainly no one to add, having very minimal upside, if any.

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Rays | Logan Forsythe checks out early

Mon, 09 May 2016 20:13:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Logan Forsythe (undisclosed) left the game Monday, May 9, against the Seattle Mariners due to an undisclosed injury. SS Tim Beckham took over for Forsythe at second base.

Fantasy Tip: The source and severity of Forsythe's injury is not yet known, but we'll keep you updated. He has been a pleasant surprise for the Rays, posting a strong average with occasional pop.

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Rays | Three Rays regulars not playing

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:44:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier, 1B Logan Morrison and SS Brad Miller are all out of the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Alex Wood Wednesday, May 4. OF Brandon Guyer is in two-hole and starting in center field, 1B Steve Pearce is at first base and is hitting cleanup and SS Tim Beckham is at shortstop and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Miller (.176, two home runs) has basically entered a platoon with Beckham at shortstop, which hurts his value in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Pearce, Guyer and Beckham are all dice rolls as low-end daily options, although Guyer and Pearce are a bit more attractive based on where they reside in the order tonight.

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Rays | TB resting several regulars Saturday

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:20:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson, 1B Logan Morrison and SS Brad Miller are not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ Saturday, April 30. 1B/OF Steve Pearce will bat cleanup and play first base, OF Desmond Jennings is batting sixth and playing left field and INF Tim Beckham is playing shortstop and batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Dickerson, Morrison and Miller are not playing Saturday because the Rays are facing a left-handed pitcher. Pearce is batting .282 with a home run and five RBI in 39 at-bats this season and is worthy of consideration as a value play at first base for daily fantasy lineups but Jennings and Beckham are not recommended options today.

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Rays | Three Rays regulars out

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:56:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier, 1B Logan Morrison and SS Brad Miller are not in the starting lineup Friday, April 22. OF Brandon Guyer is in center field and hitting second, 1B Steve Pearce is starting at first and hitting sixth, and SS Tim Beckham is at the 6 and batting eighth against New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia.

Fantasy Tip: Sabathis doesn't instill fear in the opposition these days with decreased velocity and dominance. Guyer doesn't have much power but can be a rat on the basepaths as a deep daily sleeper. Pearce is another deep sleeper worth taking a look at, but he had only a .196 average and four home runs against lefties in 2015. Beckham is a desperation gamble.

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Rays | Three Rays have day off

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:52:22 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson, 1B Logan Morrison and SS Brad Miller are out of the lineup Thursday, April 21. OF Brandon Guyer is hitting second, 1B Steve Pearce is cleaning up and SS Tim Beckham is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce is the only one of the three worth daily consideration. He faces David Price, but he could be worth a low-end start.

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