Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:12:54 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi has posted a 3-1 record with a 2.50 ERA over his past six starts, allowing a .219 batting average and 1.19 WHIP over the past 36 innings. He also has 13 walks and 40 strikeouts during the impressive stretch.
Fantasy Tip: Odorizzi came into this league with a lot of hype, and he is definitely starting to live up to those expectations. He is a must-start in all AL-only fantasy leagues and plenty of mixed formats as well.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:51:45 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Colome will be called up from Triple-A Durham to start the first doubleheader game Friday, June 27, against the Baltimore Orioles. SP Jake Odorizzi will start the second contest.
Fantasy Tip: The intriguing but erratic Colome would be used as a spot-starter for appropriate deep-mixed situations. He may be an option to take a rotation spot should the Rays do any cleaning of house near the trade deadline, so he's worth an AL-only stash.
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:06:18 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi allowed one run on three hits in a career-high 7 1/3 innings in his loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, June 10.
Sat, 03 May 2014 21:14:56 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi has been fine in his first time through the batting order this season. Opponents are batting .140 (7-for-50) against him in his first time through the order, but .442 (19-for-43) his second time through and .500 (9-for-18) in the third.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:09:17 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi (illness) will not make his scheduled start Tuesday, April 15. RP Brandon Gomes will start in his place.
Fantasy Tip: His flu-like symptoms apparently were too taxing for him to start on Tax Day. Gomes isn't a recommended fantasy play, especially for the possibility that Joe Maddon mixes and matches to fill innings tonight.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:50:26 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi (illness) experienced flu-like symptoms Monday, April 14, and he was sent back to the team hotel in Baltimore. He is tentatively scheduled to start Tuesday, April 15.
Fantasy Tip: If Odorizzi cannot make his scheduled start, Enny Romero is on standby ready to come up from Triple-A Durham. He was scratched Monday as a backup plan.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:17:33 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays P Enny Romero was scratched from his start Monday, April 14, with Triple-A Durham in case he is needed with the big club. SP Jake Odorizzi (illness) is under the weather and uncertain for Tuesday, April 15.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:38:27 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi (illness) was sent home sick Monday, April 14.
Fantasy Tip: This could be bad news for Odorizzi's start this week if he's not at 100 percent. It may not be a bad time to bench him for this one, depending on how he bounces back.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 14:10:10 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi won the fifth starter spot in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Odorizzi has really good stuff and is a good chip to own in AL-only leagues. However, he may not stick around long if Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) returns in the near future. He's worth a flier in mixed leagues, but understand he has to be lights out to keep a spot, barring another injury.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:10:55 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Erik Bedard said he will opt out of his contract and become a free agent if the doesn't break camp with the club. He has gone 2-1 with a 7.15 ERA in 11 1/3 innings this spring, and opponents are hitting .347 against him. Bedard is competing with SPs Cesar Ramos and Jake Odorizzi for the No. 5 starting spot. Manager Joe Maddon expects to make a decision on the fifth starter gig Saturday, March 22.