Tue, 27 Dec 2016 23:41:26 -0800
The Colorado Rockies signed free-agent IF Alexi Amarista (Padres) to a one-year deal with a club option for 2018 on Monday, Dec. 26.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:40:01 -0700
San Diego Padres SS Alexi Amarista (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Sept. 2.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:45:42 -0700
San Diego Padres 2B Alexi Amarista is at Class A Lake Elsinore on a rehab stint.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:28:41 -0700
San Diego Padres INF Alexi Amarista (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 2, with a strained left hamstring.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:12:07 -0700
San Diego Padres 3B Yangervis Solarte was placed on the emergency family leave list Wednesday, July 27. In a corresponding move, INF Alexi Amarista was recalled from Class AAA El Paso.
Fantasy Tip: Solarte has been excellent in July with 14 runs, six home runs, 17 RBI and a .308/.344/.593 slash line. He's likely best left to deeper mixed leagues and NL-only settings, and he's worth stashing during his brief absence. Amarista is unlikely to see enough playing time to make a fantasy dent.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:16:58 -0700
San Diego Padres C Derek Norris and SS Alexei Ramirez are not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, July 20. C Christian Bethancourt is catching and hitting seventh, while 2B Alexi Amarista is at the 6 and is batting eighth against Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez.
Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt has surprising pop with five home runs and 14 RBI as SD's backup catcher in 105 at-bats, but he's still more of a low-end sleeper pick to save salary cap space in DFS. Amarista barely moves the needle in even the deepest of fantasy leagues and is a long shot to make noise hitting low in the batting order.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:39:28 -0700
San Diego Padres SS Alexei Ramirez is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 19, against St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez. SS Alexi Amarista will hit eighth against Martinez.
Fantasy Tip: This appears to be a normal off night for Ramirez, so go ahead and scratch him from your DFS or daily rosters. Amarista doesn't see enough action to merit any fantasy value.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:25:10 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. was placed on the bereavement list Friday, July 15. In a corresponding move, OF/INF Alexi Amarista was recalled from Class AAA El Paso.
Fantasy Tip: Upton has been a sneaky good fantasy contributor this season with 45 runs, 16 home runs, 44 RBI, 20 stolen bases and a .262/.311/.454 slash line. It's his best campaign since leaving the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012, and Upton is should be owned in all formats because of his counting stat coverage. Amarista is a fantasy afterthought at this stage of the game.
Sun, 03 Jul 2016 09:19:31 -0700
San Diego Padres 2B Alexi Amarista was optioned to the minors Sunday, July 3.
Fantasy Tip: Amarista wasn't playing much for the Friars with Ryan Schimpf starting most of the games at second base. The pint-sized infielder wasn't doing much at the plate, either (.256-0-6 with six stolen bases) and can be dropped in NL-only formats.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:57:16 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Jon Jay, C Derek Norris and SS Alexei Ramirez are not in the starting lineup Thursday, June 16. OF Travis Jankowski is starting in center field and hitting leadoff, C Christian Bethancourt is catching and batting seventh and 2B Alexi Amarista is at the 6 and is hitting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark.
Fantasy Tip: Jankowski has the favorable lineup spot setting the table, but he's a light hitter and hasn't translated his speed to much success on the base paths (five steals in eight attempts). He's still more of a low-end outfield pick as a deep sleeper. Bethancourt has some power but remains inconsistent offensively, and Amarista carries very little fantasy allure because of limited power and speed.