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Padres | Wil Myers back after a day off

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:27:39 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers is in the starting lineup batting second against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer on Saturday, July 23. OF Travis Jankowski is also back after a rest day and will hit leadoff. However, C Derek Norris will sit in favor of C Christian Bethancourt, who will fill in behind the plate and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Myers sat out Friday after getting hit by a pitch for the first time all season Thursday, but the absence was not believed to be injury-related and this proves it. A bigger concern for fantasy owners is his 2-for-22 slump - something that doesn't figure to get much better with Scherzer on the mound, although he is 4-for-6 lifetime against the right-hander. Myers has been too good this season to bench, so non-DFS owners should keep starting him in hopes he can get back on track soon.

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Padres | Derek Norris, Alexei Ramirez out

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.

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Padres | Derek Norris sitting out

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:35:16 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto Sunday, July 17. C Christian Bethancourt will start at catcher and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is hitting .333 in limited playing time this month and should be considered in two-catcher leagues.

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Padres | Alex Dickerson will not start

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:45:52 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Alex Dickerson is not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Friday, July 15. C Christian Bethancourt will start in left field and is batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt has not received a lot of playing time recently but does have at least one hit in three of the last four games. He should have some value in two-catcher leagues but probably will not be used in most mixed leagues.

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Padres | Melvin Upton, Derek Norris out

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:57:18 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. and C Derek Norris (elbow) are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 5. OF Travis Jankowski is starting in center field and is leading off, while C Christian Bethancourt is doing the catching and batting sixth against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zack Godley.

Fantasy Tip: Norris left the game with an elbow injury last night, so he might be forced to miss more time. Stay tuned for updates. Jankowski has speed and Bethancourt can supply power, but both are low-end daily considerations against Arizona.

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Padres | Derek Norris leaves game Monday

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 21:51:17 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris (elbow) was removed from the game with an apparent injury against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, July 4, after getting hit on the left elbow on the follow-through of a swing. Norris, who went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored before the injury, was replaced behind the plate by C Christian Bethancourt.

Fantasy Tip: Norris scheduled to undergo X-rays soon, but the team reportedly doesn't think the injury is all that serious and believes the bat caught him on a nerve. Despite his .212 average, Norris' 11 home runs and 21 RBI make him a low-end starting catcher in most leagues. In the unlikely event this turns out to be a more serious injury than expected, Bethancourt would be worth adding and starting in most leagues.

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Padres | Derek Norris takes a seat

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:13:11 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 28. C Christian Bethancourt is doing the catching and is hitting sixth against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt has some pop with four home runs in 86 at-bats. Even in a nice matchup, though, he doesn't have a ton of appeal to fantasy owners and is more of a low-end catching pick in DFS.

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Padres | Derek Norris sitting vs. Baltimore

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:47:42 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 22. C Christian Bethancourt is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Norris is a fringe starter in the majority of seasonal leagues with 29 runs, nine home runs and 22 RBI for the season. Bethancourt is hot recently with an active 5-for-14 stretch at the dish, so he checks out as a low-priced flier for daily contests Wednesday.

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Padres | Christian Bethancourt will be DH

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:09:37 -0700

San Diego Padres C Christian Bethancourt will serve as the designated hitter against Baltimore Orioles SP Tyler Wilson Tuesday, June 21, and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt has posted a decent .256 batting average this season but has not seen many starts recently. He should be an option in NL-only and two-catcher leagues, but owners in most leagues should be able to find a better option.

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Padres | Three San Diego regulars resting

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.

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