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Red Sox | Blake Swihart inserted into lineup

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:55:41 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan (calf) has been scratched from the lineup against the New York Mets Saturday, Aug. 29, because of tightness in his calf. C Blake Swihart will start behind the plate and bat sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Remove Hanigan ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) from all fantasy lineups. Swihart ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) is batting .365 with a home run and nine RBIs during the month of August and is a decent value option in FantasyScore this afternoon.

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Red Sox | Ryan Hanigan catching Saturday

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:57:00 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Ryan Hanigan will bat sixth against New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom Saturday, Aug. 29. C Blake Swihart is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Hanigan ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is batting .310 with a home run and three RBIs in 42 at-bats this month and should be considered if you need moderate cap relief in FantasyScore this afternoon.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart homers to help Boston win

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 00:17:57 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart smacked an inside-the-park homer Friday, Aug. 28, to help his team to a 6-5, 10-inning win over the New York Mets.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has had a rocky rookie season, as he got hurt just after earning the starting job back in the spring when Ryan Hanigan went down. He's had some decent games as of late, and this low price suggests he might be a solid FantasyScore option.

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Red Sox | No Blake Swihart vs. White Sox

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:33:30 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 25. C Ryan Hanigan is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Swihart ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) in all fantasy formats Tuesday. He has turned up his production over the past few months, but especially in August. Swihart owns a .370/.420/.457 slash line for the month. Hanigan ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) should be viewed as nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief at FantasyScore Tuesday.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart out again

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:43:33 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the lineup for the second straight game Monday, Aug. 24. C Ryan Hanigan is behind the dish again and is hitting ninth against Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija.

Fantasy Tip: Hanigan ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has been seeing more playing time lately, and he's delivering with a .303 average (10-for-33) with a home run and three RBI. However, he's a bit costly for a backup catcher, and he's still a long shot to deliver for your daily squad.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart sitting Thursday

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:22:25 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup again Thursday, Aug. 20. C Ryan Hanigan is starting and hitting seventh against Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy.

Fantasy Tip: Hanigan ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) hit just his second home run of the season last night. Don't expect lightning to strike twice on back-to-back nights, though. Hanigan remains a weak catching option in daily games.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart resting

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:08:55 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 19. C Ryan Hanigan is behind the plate and is hitting eighth against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber.

Fantasy Tip: We recommend that you avoid Hanigan ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) in all daily formats against last year's American League Cy Young winner.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart sitting vs. Tribe

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:55:52 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 17. C Ryan Hanigan is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Since returning from injury Monday, July 20, Swihart ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has a .279/.323/.377 slash line with 12 runs and seven RBI through 17 games. It isn't huge production, but it pushes the needle in cavernous mixed, AL-only and two-catcher leagues. Hanigan ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) barely pushes the fantasy needle, and you should aim to find better value at FantasyScore Monday.

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Red Sox | Big game for Blake Swihart

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 17:52:03 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart went 4-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI, four runs scored and a walk in a 22-10 win over the Seattle Mariners Saturday, Aug. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has been inconsistent in his first year with the Red Sox, but he has flashed his upside at times. If you are going to take a chance on him at FantasyScore, at least make sure he is facing a right-handed pitcher.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart sitting vs. Mariners

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:36:31 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 14. C Ryan Hanigan is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Swihart ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) at FantasyScore Friday. The rookie has been hitting better of late, as he owns a .284/.293/.378 slash line over his past 75 plate appearances. Still, he is a low-end catcher in all fantasy formats and not worth a roster spot in the majority of leagues. Hanigan ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) barely pushes the fantasy needle, and you should likely aim higher in daily contests Friday.

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