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Yankees | Aaron Hicks dealt to Yanks

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:06:22 -0800

The New York Yankees acquired OF Aaron Hicks from the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, Nov. 11, in exchange for C J.R. Murphy.

Fantasy Tip: Is this foreshadowing that New York will trade Brett Gardner this offseason? It could be, but stay tuned. Hicks is a candidate to play center field if Gardner is moved, but either way, it could improve his fantasy stock in deep mixed leagues with a much better home hitting environment. The move of Hicks also assures Byron Buxton more playing time in Minnesota. The trade of Murphy (a backup catcher) is further evidence that the Yanks see Gary Sanchez as close to becoming the primary backup to Brian McCann. Keep Sanchez's name close in dynasty leagues.

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Yankees | J.R. Murphy could start Tuesday

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:42:05 -0700

New York Yankees C J.R. Murphy could catch the wild-card game against Houston Astros left-handed SP Dallas Keuchel Tuesday, Oct. 6, over C Brian McCann. The Yankees have included C Gary Sanchez on their playoff roster, which would give the Yankees more flexibility to put McCann in the game when the Astros go to their bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Either way you slice it, McCann ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) isn't a good option for FantasyScore owners. Even if he starts, McCann had just six of his 26 home runs against left-handers and is in a matchup to avoid. It's best to go cheap on catcher for the wild-card games.

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Yankees | Brian McCann will not start

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 08:10:00 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup for the first game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, Oct. 3. C J.R. Murphy will start at catcher against SP Wei-Yin Chen and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) should return to the lineup for the second game of the doubleheader. Murphy ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is hitting .333 over the last seven days but may not be a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Yankees | Brian McCann, Chase Headley sitting

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 13:26:20 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann and 3B Chase Headley are not in the starting lineup Thursday, Oct. 1. C J.R. Murphy and 2B Rob Refsnyder draw into the lineup against Boston Red Sox SP Rich Hill Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Hill ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has allowed just three earned runs on 10 hits and two walks through his three starts this season, so Murphy ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) and Refsnyder ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) are risky starts at FantasyScore Thursday.

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Yankees | J.R. Murphy could play 1B

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:19:06 -0700

New York Yankees C J.R. Murphy could be used at first base against tough left-handed pitchers with 1B Greg Bird struggling against southpaws. Murphy has never played the position before but has an .803 OPS against lefties.

Fantasy Tip: Not many games remain for the Yankees, so it's hard to imagine Murphy ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) being attractive to anyone on FantasyScore in the near future.

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Yankees | Brian McCann sitting against Red Sox

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:45:04 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 28. C J.R. Murphy is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against Boston Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid McCann ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) in all fantasy formats Monday. He is two RBI shy of his career-high 94, and the backstop remains a high-end option at the position in all fantasy formats. Murphy ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has some upside for FantasyScore plays Monday, as the catcher boasts a .471 slugging percentage against lefties.

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Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann out

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 13:48:46 -0700

New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury and C Brian McCann are not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 25. C J.R. Murphy is batting fifth and OF Chris Young is batting sixth against Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Ellsbury ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) and McCann ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday. Young ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Murphy ($2,500, 5.0% of cap), on the other hand, are both viable options at FanasyScore. Murphy's .471 slugging percentage against southpaws warrants attention as a low-priced flier, and Young boasts a target-worthy .964 OPS against lefties.

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Yankees | Brian McCann out against White Sox

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:15:16 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 24. C J.R. Murphy is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) is having a career year, but he draws out against Sale ($8,900, 17.8% of cap). McCann stands at 91 RBI for the season, which is just three shy of his career-high 94 RBI in 2009. Murphy ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is nothing more than a flier at FantasyScore because of his difficult matchup. For those looking to go contrarian, he does boast a .485 slugging percentage against lefties this season.

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Yankees | Brian McCann sitting vs. Mets

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:02:41 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 18. C J.R. Murphy is startig behind the plate and batting sixth against SP Steven Matz Friday.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) is having a banner season with 25 home runs and 87 RBI, but he draws out against a tough lefty Friday. Expect McCann to play the remainder of the series, though. Murphy ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has been solid against lefties with a .286/.324/.508 slash line, so he checks out as a potential upside source of cap relief at FantasyScore Friday.

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Yankees | Brian McCann out against LHP

Mon, 07 Sep 2015 07:39:33 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann is out of the lineup Monday, Sept. 7, with C J.R. Murphy hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Murphy ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is actually hitting .320 in limited time since the All-Star break. He faces lefty Wei-Yin Chen and is a basement play on FantasyScore.

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