Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:21:41 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Mikie Mahtook was recalled from Class AAA Durham Monday, Sept. 5.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:02:02 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned OF Mikie Mahtook to Class AAA Durham.
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 13:15:13 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Mikie Mahtook (hand) was activated from the disabled list Saturday, August 6.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:11:37 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Mikie Mahtook (hand) could miss up to two months with a fractured left hand, according to reports.
Fantasy Tip: This is not what the Rays wanted to hear, especially with Kevin Kiermaier also on the shelf with a wrist injury. For now, stash Mahtook in the deepest of the leagues and hope Desmond Jennings eventually hits in his return to the regular lineup.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:01:24 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Mikie Mahtook is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 21. Jaff Decker is starting in right field and batting eighth against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: Mahtook has a .154/.200/.185 slash line through 70 plate appearances this season, so there is limited fantasy appeal. He's receiving enough playing time of late to be a desperation option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, though. Decker is a fantasy afterthought at this point.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:52:27 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Mikie Mahtook (hand) sustained a fractured left hand Monday, June 20, versus the Cleveland Indians after he was hit by a pitch.
Fantasy Tip: Unfortunate news for Mahtook, as the second-year outfielder was starting to garner some regular playing time over the past few weeks. Mahtook exhibited flashes of potential a season ago, but will most likely be looking at a lengthy absence as a result of this injury. Desmond Jennings should become a regular in the lineup again due to Tampa Bay's decimated outfield.
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:03:04 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings is back in the starting lineup versus San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy Sunday, June 19. In addition, OF Mikie Mahtook will bat ninth and play right field, while C Hank Conger starts behind the plate for the second consecutive day.
Fantasy Tip: Jennings is batting .184 with five home runs and 15 RBI through 184 at-bats and is just 2-for-15 with seven strikeouts over the past week, while Mahtook is batting .161 with 23 strikeouts in 62 at-bats this season. Avoid using both outfielders today in all fantasy formats.
Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:12:24 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings and C Curt Casali are not in the starting lineup versus San Francisco Giants SP Albert Suarez Saturday, June 18. OF Mikie Mahtook will bat seventh and play center field, while C Hank Conger will bat ninth and start behind the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Mahtook is hitting only .172 in 58 at-bats this season, including a .108 mark versus right-handed pitching, so he should be avoided this afternoon. Conger is btating .300 with two home runs and six RBI in 30 at-bats over the past four weeks and can be viewed as a source of productive salary cap relief in DFS.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:33:56 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (hip) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 15. OF Mikie Mahtook takes his place in right field and is batting ninth against Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns.
Fantasy Tip: Souza took a nasty spill during a diving attempt in the outfield Tuesday. Even though X-rays were negative, he could land on the DL. Stay tuned. Mahtook is mainly useful for his speed, but hitting dead last in the batting order negates that. He's not one to click in daily games tonight.
Sun, 12 Jun 2016 07:20:59 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 12. OF Mikie Mahtook is starting in left field and batting second against Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: Dickerson's 11 home runs are the only thing buoying his fantasy value right now, as he sits with a disastrous .194/.241/.439 slash line for the season. At this point, he's tough to roster. Mahtook owns a career .293/.356/.622 line against southpaws and is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Sunday.