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Indians | Two Indians sitting out

Mon, 23 May 2016 17:39:40 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli and C Yan Gomes are not in the starting lineup for the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox Monday, May 23. 1B Carlos Santana will start at first base, while 2B Jason Kipnis will serve as the designated hitter. C Chris Gimenez will start at catcher and is batting eighth. 2B Michael Martinez will start at second base and is batting ninth against White Sox SP Erik Johnson.

Fantasy Tip: Gimenez has only one hit in his last at-bats and should be avoided in most leagues. Martinez went 2-for-4 in the first game of the doubleheader but is still not a great starting candidate.

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Indians | Carlos Santana hits another homer

Sun, 22 May 2016 04:17:58 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Cleveland's 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox Saturday, May 21.

Fantasy Tip: Through his past six games, Santana has seven runs, three home runs, eight RBI and a .389/.538/.944 slash line. He has shown to be a solid fantasy contributor in the past, and it isn't out of the question to expect him to extend this hot stretch a little longer. He is a low-end starter at first base in the majority of seasonal leagues.

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Indians | Carlos Santana launches a pair

Thu, 19 May 2016 19:23:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana hit a pair of home runs, finishing 2-for-4 with four RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a 7-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: Despite a rough batting average, Santana still has enough pop to warrant a spot in deeper mixed and AL-only leagues. However, he is hitting .167 against lefties, so he should only be used against righties in daily formats.

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Indians | Three Indians regulars sitting

Thu, 19 May 2016 14:43:42 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli (rest), OF Marlon Byrd (rest) and C Yan Gomes (rest) are all out of the lineup Thursday, May 19. 1B Carlos Santana is batting cleanup in place of Napoli, OF Lonnie Chisenhall is in right field batting sixth replacing Byrd, and C Chris Gimenez is behind the plate with Gomes out and batting eighth versus Cincinnati Reds SP Tim Adleman.

Fantasy Tip: Napoli is only out of the lineup because it's under National League rules, so Santana will take over first base duties this evening after sitting in last night's contest. His value goes up a notch due to his power potential. Meanwhile, Chisenhall and Gimenez are both inconsistent at the plate and probably not worth deploying in daily leagues.

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Indians | Carlos Santana back in leadoff spot

Fri, 13 May 2016 12:16:18 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is hitting leadoff against Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco Friday, May 13.

Fantasy Tip: This'll be Santana's 11th start as the leadoff hitter in 2016, and he's hitting .289 with two of his five home runs and a .400 on-base percentage, so it clearly agrees with him. Santana also has a home run in 13 career at-bats against Nolasco. Santana makes for a nice value pick in DFS tonight.

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Indians | Rajai Davis in, Yan Gomes out

Thu, 05 May 2016 11:23:14 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is leading off Thursday, May 5, and C Yan Gomes has the day off. 1B Carlos Santana moves down to sixth, and C Chris Gimenez is hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Davis' playing time has been sparse of late, but his seven steals should keep him in traditional lineups. He's a low-end option in DFS against Michael Fulmer. Santana has showed good plate discipline with seven walks the last five games, but he earns more value out of the leadoff spot. He's a midrange consideration. Gimenez isn't worth DFS consideration in his first start of the season.

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Indians | Carlos Santana leading off again

Wed, 04 May 2016 11:14:51 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is leading off for the second straight day Wednesday, May 4. OF Marlon Byrd is sitting out with OF Lonnie Chisenhall hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Santana isn't your typical leadoff hitter, and it trumps a lot of his fantasy value. He has a .238-4-12 line on the season, and he's really not a great DFS start in this spot. Chisenhall is hitting .200 in 25 at-bats and doesn't possess a ton of upside against Anibal Sanchez.

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Indians | Carlos Santana back at leadoff

Tue, 03 May 2016 11:23:10 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is hitting leadoff and serving as the designated hitter against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: The last time Santana faced Verlander in the leadoff spot he homered off him to lead off the game. Santana is hitting only .232 (13-for-56) in his career off Verlander, but he does have seven home runs and 11 RBI off him. Santana would be a wise investment in daily formats today.

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Indians | Mike Napoli not in the lineup

Sun, 01 May 2016 10:57:22 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Mike Napoli (neck) is not in the starting lineup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Vincent Velasquez Sunday, May 1. 1B Carlos Santana will start at first base and is batting fourth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Santana is hitting .300 with two doubles and one RBI over the last seven days. Santana could be a starting option in some mixed leagues, but owners in daily fantasy leagues probably can find better starting candidates.

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Indians | Carlos Santana back in leadoff spot

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:01:07 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana is hitting leadoff again against Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco Tuesday, April 26. OF Rajai Davis is not playing, while OF Tyler Naquin is starting in center field and batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Santana's leadoff positioning is likely the result of Davis being out of the lineup tonight. Regardless, it's notable, especially in daily contests. Santana homered in his first at-bat out of the leadoff spot Friday and had four hits in 14 at-bats at leadoff over the weekend. Santana is a nice option for all formats tonight. Naquin has played little this year and is a low-end outfield option.

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