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Cubs | Tommy La Stella leading off vs. Brewers

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:10:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Tommy La Stella is starting at second base and leading off against Milwaukee Brewers SP Junior Guerra Sunday, July 24. INF Javier Baez is not in the starting lineup Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella is nothing more than a cavernous mixed and NL-only option, but he's packed punch when given an opportunity with a .273/.363/.434 slash line. He's a nice target in daily contests Sunday, albeit probably a popular one. Baez is worth owning in all seasonal leagues, and he is receiving enough playing time to provide five-category production as a low-end starter.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler back in leadoff spot

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:08:21 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) is back off the disabled list and is hitting leadoff against Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson Friday, July 22. As a result, 2B/OF Javier Baez will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler hasn't played in a major league game in over a month, so it's understandable to be hesitant to throw him back into starting lineups immediately. But keep in mind he's been great for fantasy owners with his .290/.398/.483 slash line, seven homers, 41 runs, 28 RBI and six steals. Baez will bounce around as a utility player, but solid playing time may be harder to come by now.

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Cubs | Tommy La Stella leading off

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:23:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Tommy La Stella is starting at third base and is hitting leadoff against New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard Tuesday, July 19. 2B/OF Javier Baez will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella has been serviceable for the Cubbies in a utility role this year with a .263/.352/.432 slash line and two homers and seven RBI in 45 games. A move to leadoff boosts his daily value slightly, but he's still more of a sleeper DFS option against Thor this evening.

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Cubs | Javier Baez producing

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:33:27 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Javier Baez has scored or driven in a run in 14 of his last 17 games with an at-bat and is hitting .346 with four doubles and two home runs in his last 15 games.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is hitting leadoff again Monday night against a lefty, so he's a great addition to any fantasy lineup. The versatile infielder/outfielder has power and speed to burn and can easily fill up the stat sheet on any given night.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward out

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:27:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and OF Jason Heyward are not in the starting lineup against New York Mets left-handed SP Steven Matz Monday, July 18. 2B Javier Baez is starting at second base and hitting leadoff again, while OF Matt Szczur is starting in right field and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist is out for the second straight day against a lefty, but Joe Maddon wants to give him extra rest following the All-Star break. Baez is a nice power-speed guy that has added value in daily formats today against the lefty. He's batting .353 with four of his nine homers off southpaws. Szczur has potential, too, but is more of a sleeper candidate in DFS.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Miguel Montero out

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:40:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels Sunday, July 17. SS Javier Baez will start at second base and is batting first. 3B Kris Bryant will start at third base, while C Willson Contreras will start at catcher. OF Matt Szczur will start in left field and is batting seventh. OF Albert Almora is starting in center field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur has at least one hit in each of his last three games and can be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Almora is hitting only .217 this month and probably can be avoided by most fantasy owners.

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Cubs | Javier Baez sitting out

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:37:11 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish Saturday, July 16. 3B Tommy La Stella will start at third base and is batting first in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella has only one hit in his last 12 at-bats and is not a strong option in most fantasy leagues.

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Cubs | Javier Baez out Wednesday

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:04:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 6, with 3B Tommy La Stella hitting fifth. La Stella (hamstring) was activated off the 15-day disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: While it's La Stella's first game in a month, he's in a great spot in the lineup for a low-end flyer against Anthony DeSclafani.

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Cubs | Two Cubs sit Monday

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 08:12:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and C Miguel Montero are out of the lineup Monday, July 4, with 2B Javier Baez leading off and C Willson Contreras hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: Both Baez and Contreras make great starts at their position against lefty Cody Reed.

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Cubs | Jeimer Candelario starting at hot corner

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:56:17 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Jeimer Candelario will bat sixth in his MLB debut against New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard Sunday, July 3. In addition, INF Javier Baez will bat seventh and play shortstop, while C David Ross starts behind the plate and bats eighth. SS Addison Russell and C Miguel Montero have the day off.

Fantasy Tip: The 22-year-old Candelario hit .333 in 25 games for Class AAA Iowa with 12 extra-base hits and is worth monitoring in keeper and dynasty formats, as well as deep seasonal leagues. Baez is 8-for-25 with two home runs and seven RBI over the past week and is an excellent option for daily fantasy games. Ross is receiving the start because SP Jon Lester is on the mound for Chicago but he is just 5-for-30 since June 1, and is not a recommended fantasy option.

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