Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:30:34 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Randal Grichuk is starting in center field and batting eighth against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, April 10.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Jon Jay and Peter Bourjos in FantasyScore contests Friday, and Grichuk ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) becomes low-priced flier. However, even at Grichuk's cap-friendly price, he is risky.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 07:52:51 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk's usage will be monitored, according to general manager John Mozeliak. Grichuk must be used often enough to contribute so the team doesn't have the feeling that his development would benefit more by playing regularly in the minors. "Randal is a unique player," Mozeliak said. "He probably has the largest delta of what you might see from the talent and performance standpoint. You watch what he's capable of doing and the sky's the limit."
"The big test will be in about three or four weeks when we wake up: Does he have 25 at-bats or 75 at-bats? From a roster management standpoint that is something that I will have to keep an eye on."
Fantasy Tip: Grichuk ($2,200, 4.4% of your cap) will be one of the plug-and-plays to keep an eye on when he's in the lineup. He could be quite valuable on FantasyScore in his starts, particularly against lefties.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:26:49 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk made the team to begin the season as the fourth outfielder.
Fantasy Tip: With Matt Holliday at age 35, Jason Heyward possibly sitting against some lefties and Jon Jay coming off a wrist surgery, Grichuk should receive semi-regular playing time. At $2,200 (4.4% of your cap) Grichuk has solid upside on FantasyScore because of his power potential.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:48:17 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jason Heyward hasn't been mentioned in a platoon in right field, even though he's hit just .210 with a .293 on-base percentage and .325 slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers in 283 plate appearances in the last two seasons. The Cardinals think he can turns things around and be successful against lefties. OFs Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos will likely have to wait their turn for playing time, since OF Jon Jay has been very successful against left-handers in his career.
Fantasy Tip: Heyward presents an excellent buying opportunity in fantasy drafts this year, especially since he's moving to a much better lineup in St. Louis. The fact that he won't be in a platoon situation makes him an even better purchase. Grichuk is likely to see more playing time than Bourjos this year if Jay or Heyward falter, but he's probably not worth anything more than a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:06:35 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk is batting second and playing right field Friday, Oct. 3, in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:52:19 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SS Pete Kozma and OF Randal Grichuk are on the team's 25-man roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:46:28 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong (head) and OF Oscar Taveras are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 2. 2B Daniel Descalso is starting at second and hitting seventh, while OF Randal Grichuk is batting second and starting in right field.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:54:24 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk was recalled from Triple-A Memphis Tuesday, Aug. 26. In a corresponding move, OF Shane Robinson (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:42:50 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk is likely to be called up from Triple-A Memphis to replace OF Shane Robinson (shoulder) on the roster.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:05:55 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals minor-league OF Randal Grichuk was skipped for promotion in favor of OF Shane Robinson because manager Mike Matheny said Friday, Aug. 1, that Grichuk needs to "keep playing" regularly.