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Rays | Desmond Jennings out of lineup Saturday

Sat, 28 May 2016 11:10:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings is out of the lineup against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Saturday, May 28. OF Mikie Mahtook will bat eighth and play center field. In addition, OF Steven Souza is back in the starting lineup, batting sixth and playing right field.

Fantasy Tip: Mahtook is just 1-for-9 since being called up and is not a recommended fantasy option this afternoon. On the other hand, Souza is 6-for-12 with a double, three home runs and six RBI versus Pineda in his career and makes an excellent value option for daily fantasy players.

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Rays | Steve Souza out of the lineup

Fri, 27 May 2016 12:25:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka Friday, May 27. OF Brandon Guyer will start in right field, while OF Corey Dickerson will start in left field. 1B Steve Pearce will serve as the designated hitter, while INF Taylor Motter will start at second base and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Motter has received playing time at multiple positons since being recalled but is hitting only .222 in eight games. He does have two home runs and four RBI during that span, which makes him a sleeper starting candidate for desperate owners in daily fantasy leagues. Guyer, Dickerson and Pearce are good options to be used in daily leagues.

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Rays | Steven Souza hitting leadoff Friday

Fri, 20 May 2016 12:09:29 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza is starting in right field and is hitting leadoff against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez Friday, May 20. OF Brandon Guyer will start the game on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: It's an interesting choice as Tampa looks to shake up the top of their lineup. Souza has easy power (eight home runs, 17 RBI), but an underwhelming .314 career on-base percentage makes him an unlikely candidate to hit leadoff. He has a long swing and often strikes out. It's unknown if this arrangement will stick, but it takes away RBI opportunities from him and makes him slightly less attractive in daily setups.

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Rays | Steven Souza htis seventh round tripper

Sun, 08 May 2016 06:20:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during the Rays' 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: Souza is off to a solid start with seven bombs, 14 RBI and a .278/.330/.556 slash line. He is also creeping closer to the heart of the order, which will help his counting stats going forward. This looks like the beginning of a breakout campaign, and the outfielder tips the scale across all five categories.

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Rays | Steven Souza has pectoral spasm

Wed, 04 May 2016 18:36:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (chest) left the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 4, because of a pectoral spasm. The injury is believed to be minor.

Fantasy Tip: Consider Souza day-to-day. The 27-year-old is batting .253 with 6 home runs and 12 RBI through 23 games and makes an attractive fantasy option because of his power-speed combo, although he strikes out frequently.

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Rays | Steven Souza leaves with hand injury

Wed, 04 May 2016 18:07:22 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (hand) left the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning Wednesday, May 4, after experiencing some discomfort in his hand while swinging. He went 1-for-2 with a solo home run before being replaced in the game by OF Kevin Kiermaier.

Fantasy Tip: If Souza is sidelined for several days, expect Brandon Guyer to see the bulk of the playing time in right field in his absence. Keep checking back for updates on Souza's status.

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Rays | Steven Souza Jr. leaves the yard twice

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 13:50:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza Jr. celebrated his 27th birthday in style on Sunday, April 24, clubbing a two-run home run off New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda in the first inning to cap a five-run frame before adding a solo shot in the fifth off Pineda in the fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Souza's power display was the highlight of a five-homer barrage by the Rays. The 27-year-old is riding a bit of a hot streak lately, although he has as many strikeouts as hits (six) over the last four games. Nevertheless, Souza needs to remain in lineups as Tampa Bay begins an eight-game homestand on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Rays | Desmond Jennings, Curt Casali out

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:16:13 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings and C Curt Casali are not in the starting lineup against the New York Yankees Sunday, April 24. OF Corey Dickerson will bat cleanup and play left field, OF Steven Souza Jr. will bat seventh and play right field and C Hank Conger will bat ninth and start behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Souza is off to a decent start this year, batting .275 with three home runs and eight RBI in his first 51 at-bats. On the other hand, Conger is just 4-for-22 at the plate and has also struggled defensively, so he should be avoided for the foreseeable future in all formats.

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Rays | Steven Souza will not start

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:01:29 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka Saturday, April 23. OF Steve Pearce will start at third base and is batting seventh in the lineup. 3B Evan Longoria will serve as the designated hitter, while OF Corey Dickerson will start in right field.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce is receiving his third straight start and has at least one hit in seven of his last eight games. Pearce could be a cheap sleeper option in some daily fantasy leagues but is not a must-start option.

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Rays | Corey Dickerson, Steven Souza Jr. out

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:42:50 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson and Steven Souza Jr. are not in the lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Sunday, April 17. OF Brandon Guyer is batting second and playing right field, while 1B/OF Logan Morrison is batting sixth and serving as the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Guyer may be worth considering as an inexpensive flier in daily fantasy games because of his career success versus southpaws. Morrison is 2-for-29 with 14 strikeouts to start the season and should be avoided in all fantasy formats.

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