Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:57:01 -0800
Free-agent OF Jaff Decker (Rays) signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 06:12:11 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have outrighted OF Jaff Decker to Class AAA Durham.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 06:07:13 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have selected the contract of OF Jaff Decker from Class AAA Durham.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:59:04 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Jaff Decker is not in the starting lineup against Boston Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez Monday, June 27. OF Taylor Motter will start in left field and is batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Motter has been on a cold streak recently and has only one hit in his last 16 at-bats. Owners in all leagues should avoid Motter for the time being.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:00:34 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings is not in the starting lineup for the first game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, June 25. OF Jaff Decker will start in center field and is batting seventh against Orioles SP Kevin Gausman.
Fantasy Tip: Decker has gone 1-for-19 since being recalled from the Rays and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:43:14 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Logan Forsythe will serve as the designated hitter against Cleveland Indians SP Trevor Bauer Wednesday, June 22. OF Corey Dickerson will start in left field, while OF Taylor Motter will start in right field. 2B Nick Franklin will start at second base and is batting eighth. OF Jaff Decker is not in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Forsythe is hitting .260 with one home run and three RBI since returning from his injury. He should be a decent starting option for most owners. Dickerson should be an attractive player for owners looking for power, while Motter can be avoided in most leagues. Franklin has had only one at-bat since being recalled and is not a strong option at this point.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:01:24 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Mikie Mahtook is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 21. Jaff Decker is starting in right field and batting eighth against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: Mahtook has a .154/.200/.185 slash line through 70 plate appearances this season, so there is limited fantasy appeal. He's receiving enough playing time of late to be a desperation option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, though. Decker is a fantasy afterthought at this point.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 08:05:38 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson and SS Brad Miller are out of the lineup Thursday, June 16, with SS Tim Beckham hitting sixth and OF Jaff Decker hitting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Decker and Beckham aren't good DFS options against lefty James Paxton.
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 10:40:03 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 24. OF Jaff Decker is starting in right field and batting second against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis.
Fantasy Tip: Decker ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting only .200 (4-for-20) in a small sample size and shouldn't be considered as anything more than a really deep sleeper for FantasyScore lineups despite the nice lineup position.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:26:17 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (knee) left the game early Wednesday, July 29, because of discomfort in left knee. OF Jaff Decker replaced him in right field.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to check after the game for an update in Polanco's ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) condition. Polanco could sit out a few games to allow the injury to heal, so owners may want to look at other options.