Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:38:28 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 30, with OF Oscar Taveras starting in right field.
Fantasy Tip: Craig's playing time has been less certain with Taveras around. You'll have to check back daily to make sure Craig is in the starting lineup before inserting him into yours.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:02:30 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 29, after two straight starts. OF Allen Craig returns to the lineup and is batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure Taveras is not in your starting lineups tonight.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:20:08 -0700
With St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny trying to juggle playing time for OF Allen Craig and OF Oscar Taveras, indications are Taveras may be sent down to Triple-A Memphis within a week to earn more play.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:55:06 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B/OF Allen Craig is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. OF Oscar Taveras is starting in his place, only his third time in the lineup since July 10.
Fantasy Tip: Mike Matheny is juggling playing time between the two bats, and it's becoming a frustrating game for fantasy owners, especially those who can only change their lineups weekly.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:26:43 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Taveras can benefit more from two starts per week with the Cardinals than he would playing at Class AAA, where he has proven himself, according to manager Mike Matheny.
Fantasy Tip: Clearly, Matheny isn't committed to playing Taveras every day, at least at this point. Taveras should continue to see semi-regular playing time and is worth holding. However, this is far from an ideal situation for fantasy owners.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:00:03 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C George Kottaras and OF Oscar Taveras are in the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, July 19. C Tony Cruz and OF Allen Craig are getting the day off.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:55:07 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 18. OF Jon Jay is starting in center field and hitting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure Taveras isn't in any of your daily lineups this evening.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:58 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras is starting in center field Wednesday, July 9, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Fantasy Tip: This is what fantasy owners are hoping happens more frequently going forward. Allen Craig, Matt Adams, Matt Holliday and Taveras are all in the lineup. Manager Mike Matheny said he would give Taveras time in center field depending on the stadium. Today's start comes at home, so Taveras could begin getting additional starts in center field if he plays well defensively. NL-only owners will want to monitor this situation closely, as Jon Jay and Peter Bourjos could lose even more playing time.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:29:03 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 8, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Fantasy Tip: Replace Craig in your lineup. He has been held hitless over his past two games and could begin to lose even more playing time to Matt Adams and Oscar Taveras, if he continues to struggle.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:26:26 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig is out of the starting lineup Thursday, July 3, with OF Oscar Taveras starting in right field. Craig is hitless in his last seven at-bats and is 6-for-34 on the current road trip. SS Jhonny Peralta is moving into the cleanup spot for the fourth time on the road trip.
Fantasy Tip: With Taveras back in the fold, daily lineup manuevering for fantasy purposes might be tricky. You'll have to consistently check the daily lineups to make sure your guy is starting.