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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo, Jason Heyward both out

Fri, 27 May 2016 08:21:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (rest) and OF Jason Heyward (rest) are both not in the starting lineup Friday, May 27. 3B Kris Bryant is filling in at first base, allowing 2B Javier Baez to enter the lineup at third base and bat seventh opposite Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan. OF Jorge Soler will shift over to right field, while OF Matt Szczur gets a rare start in left field and is hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is always one of the better value plays for daily formats whenever he cracks the batting order, so owners might want to consider his services this afternoon. Meanwhile, Szczur could be an interesting plugin play option, as he's produced an impressive .389/.450/.639 line thus far, albeit in 36 at-bats.

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Cubs | Still no Jason Heyward

Mon, 23 May 2016 13:04:24 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward (ribs) remains out of the starting lineup Monday, May 23. 3B Kris Bryant moves to right field and is hitting second, while 2B/OF Javier Baez is at the hot corner and is batting seventh against St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward could wind up missing the entire series to begin the week, so you're better off not risking it and benching in weekly leagues. A DL trip remains possible. Jorge Soler and Javier Baez benefit the most as long as Heyward is out. Both have nice power-speed combinations, although Soler has mostly disappointed this year.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler draws another start

Sat, 21 May 2016 13:44:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is in the starting lineup Saturday, May 21, against San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain, making his third straight start in left field and will bat fifth. 2B Ben Zobrist will shift from his usual spot at second base to right field to replace injured OF Jason Heyward and hit fourth. Javier Baez will move over from third to replace Zobrist at the keystone and bat sixth.

Fantasy Tip: The only question in regards to the Cubs' lineup following Heyward's injury was whether Kris Bryant or Zobrist would move to the outfield. Today, it is Zobrist, who is getting rewarded with a shot at the cleanup spot after hitting safely in 16 of his last 17 games. Soler has endured a miserable season so far (.200), although he has shown signs of life over the last three games. Baez is hitless in his last 15 at-bats. As a result, only Zobrist should be trusted of this bunch in most fantasy lineups until further notice.

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Cubs | Addison Russell resting

Fri, 20 May 2016 15:08:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. 2B/OF Javier Baez will receive the start at shortstop and is hitting eighth against San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy.

Fantasy Tip: The Cubs continue to find Baez ways to mix into the lineup at various positions. His .254/.293/.394 line doesn't look all that great, but the young slugger has an impressive power/speed combination that plays in most seasonal leagues. His daily upside is limited tonight hitting low in the order, but he could still return decent value against Peavy.

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Cubs | Tommy La Stella starting at third base

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:32:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs INF Tommy La Stella is starting at third base and batting sixth against Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson Wednesday, May 18. OF Jorge Soler and INF Javier Baez are not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: The Cubs are providing La Stella, Baez and Soler with semi-regular at-bats through mixing and matching their lineups. All three are viable depth options in deep mixed leagues with Baez likely owning the most upside. For Wednesday, view La Stella as a low-priced target in daily contests. He has a .327/.403/.582 slash line with 10 runs and six RBI through 62 plate appearances.

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Cubs | Javier Baez at 3B again

Tue, 17 May 2016 13:34:47 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Javier Baez is starting at third base and is hitting seventh against Milwaukee Brewers SP Chase Anderson Tuesday, May 17. 3B Kris Bryant is playing left field, while OF Jorge Soler is relegated to the bench.

Fantasy Tip: With Soler ice cold at the plate, Baez has been a lineup regular recently. Baez is hitting at a .277 clip with two home runs and five RBI in 65 at-bats, and he should be owned in most leagues for his upside in the power and speed departments. Consider him a fine daily commodity tonight, too.

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Cubs | Two sitting out for Cubs

Sun, 15 May 2016 11:04:51 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler and C Miguel Montero are not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole Sunday, May 15. 3B Kris Bryant will start in left field, while SS Javier Baez will start at third base and is batting seventh. C David Ross will start at catcher and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Baez and Ross have been playing well over the last week and can both be options in daily fantasy leagues. Ross should also have value in two-catcher leagues.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler in there Friday

Fri, 13 May 2016 09:32:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is hitting sixth Friday, May 13, and SS Javier Baez is on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Soler is starting his third straight game with the team mixing Kris Bryant in the outfield and third base. Soler hasn't returned on the extended run of late with a .133 average the last week to reduce his season mark to .175. He can get hot at any point, but he's hitting just .111 against lefties this year. Francisco Liriano doesn't present Soler a great matchup, and he's probably one to pass on today.

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Cubs | Addison Russell out for Game 2

Wed, 11 May 2016 15:16:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell is not in the starting lineup for the second game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, May 11. SS Javier Baez will start at shortstop, while 3B Kris Bryant will start at third base. OF Jorge Soler will start in left field and is batting fifth against Padres SP Drew Pomeranz.

Fantasy Tip: Soler has only two hits in his 15 at-bats this season, so owners should be able to find a better player for their lineups. Baez is hitting .333 with one home run and four RBI this month and should be a decent option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Bryant is a must-start option in all leagues.

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Cubs | Javier Baez at 3B again

Tue, 10 May 2016 13:45:57 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Javier Baez is starting at third base and is hitting sixth against San Diego Padres SP Cesar Vargas Tuesday, May 10. OF Kris Bryant is starting in left field and hitting third, while OF Jorge Soler remains on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: With Soler failing to take advantage of an opportunity in left field with Kyle Schwarber (knee) out for the year, it's looking like this setup will become more common moving forward, with Tommy La Stella occasionally seeing starts, too. Baez should be owned in most seasonal leagues because of his high upside power-speed combination, and he's a great pick in daily leagues tonight, too.

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