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Cardinals | Wholesale changes for Cards

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:23:47 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Greg Garcia is leading off Saturday, July 23, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker is hitting sixth and C Alberto Rosario hits eighth. 2B Kolten Wong, OF Matt Holliday and C Yadier Molina are out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia has cooled a bit, but he's still hitting .314. He has upside at leadoff against Kenta Maeda. Hazelbaker and Rosario don't offer much for DFS purposes.

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Cardinals | No Kolten Wong against Padres

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:01:48 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B/OF Kolten Wong is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 21. INF Greg Garcia is starting at second base and batting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Wong projects to continue receiving consistent playing time going forward, but that is the only thing keeping him fantasy relevant in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. His .290 slugging percentage is one of the biggest disappointments of the fantasy season. Garcia has a nice matchup against Cashner Thursday, but hitting eighth limits any real upside. Don't fret fading him in daily contests.

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Cardinals | Handful of Cardinals resting in Game 2

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:42:52 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz, C Yadier Molina and OFs Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday are all out of the starting lineup in Game 2 against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, July 20. SS Greg Garcia is starting at the 6 and hitting leadoff, OF Tommy Pham is starting in center field and hitting fifth, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker is in left field and batting sixth and C Alberto Rosario is doing the catching and batting eighth against Padres SP Paul Clemens.

Fantasy Tip: Against Clemens, who is making his first start of the year, all Cardinals hitters are worth considering as value picks in DFS action. However, the replacements are more of deep sleepers to help you save salary cap space if you're feeling bold. Rosario should probably still be ignored hitting down in the order.

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Cardinals | Three Cardinals regulars sitting

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:48:03 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams, 2B Kolten Wong and 3B Jhonny Peralta are not in the starting lineup Monday, July 18. OF Matt Holliday is at first base and hitting cleanup, 2B Jedd Gyorko is playing the keystone and batting seventh and INF Greg Garcia is at the hot corner and hitting eighth against San Diego Padres SP Christian Friedrich.

Fantasy Tip: Holliday is typically an everyday player and is facing a fine matchup against the lefty, so he is a great addition to all fantasy lineups tonight. Gyorko has power but makes inconsistent contact, while Garcia has a good average .333 in limited at-bats but very little offensive upside. Both Gyorko and Garcia are deeper sleepers for DFS. Adams and Wong are likely being rested against the southpaw.

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Cardinals | Two Cardinals sitting out

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 09:25:41 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong and 1B Matt Adams are not in the starting lineups against Milwaukee Brewers SP Chase Anderson Saturday, July 9. 2B Greg Garcia will start at second base and is batting first, while 2B Jedd Gyorko will start at first base and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia is hitting .353 with two RBI over the last seven days and could be a sleeper option for some owners in daily fantasy leagues. Gyorko has played better over the past week but is still not a strong fantasy option.

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Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta out Friday

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:37:36 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Jhonny Peralta (thumb) is not in the lineup Friday, July 8, against the Milwaukee Brewers. 3B Greg Garcia will start again and lead off against Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson.

Fantasy Tip: Leave Peralta off your active roster until he is healthy enough to play without pain. The team isn't worried long-term, and Peralta will get a natural break come All-Star time. Garcia (.344-2-10) may be worth a low-priced pickup in daily leagues with him in the leadoff spot, and he could be stashed in deeper formats with Matt Carpenter out.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter, Jhonny Peralta out

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:34:19 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter (oblique) and 3B Jhonny Peralta (thumb) are out of the lineup Thursday, July 7, with 3B Greg Garcia hitting leadoff and 2B Kolten Wong hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia is hitting .344 and has low-end upside against Tyler Glasnow in his major league debut. Wong has struggled at the plate all year, and he doesn't have much upside in this spot in the lineup.

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Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta not in lineup

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:58:30 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Jhonny Peralta (thumb) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 6. 2B Greg Garcia is starting at the hot corner and is batting eighth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke.

Fantasy Tip: Peralta's injury isn't believed to be related to his thumb injury from earlier this year, so he could be day-to-day. Stay tuned. Garcia has hit .351 (20-for-57) in a small sample size, but he has very little power and is a low-end deep sleeper consideration in DFS.

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Cardinals | Jhonny Peralta not starting

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 09:37:05 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta is not in the starting lineup against Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson Saturday, July 2. 2B Greg Garcia will start at third base and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia hit only .172 in his limited playing time in June and has only one hit in his last 13 at-bats. Owners in all leagues should be able to find better options.

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Cardinals | Aledmys Diaz remains out

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:49:39 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SS Aledmys Diaz (eye) is not in the lineup Thursday, June 30, against the Kansas City Royals. SS Greg Garcia is starting at shortstop again in his place and batting eighth opposite SP Chris Young.

Fantasy Tip: Diaz is missing his third straight game here, and based on how nasty his eye injury looked a few days ago, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him miss some more, though a stint on the disabled list fortunately hasn't been discussed yet. Garcia will continue to benefit as long as he's out, but doesn't really have a high ceiling, especially in limited games.

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