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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 | Jorge Soler in the lineup

Thu, 19 May 2016 08:18:42 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is hitting sixth Thursday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: Soler has yet to turn it on and is hitting just .167 this month. He's a boom-or-bust option against Junior Guerra.

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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 | Chicago brass counting on Jorge Soler

Fri, 13 May 2016 12:05:39 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler will continue to receive plenty of at-bats, and manager Joe Maddon and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein both believe Soler will have a big impact this season.

"There will be ebbs and flows to the season where he sits a few games in a row but that doesn't mean anyone has given up on him," Epstein said. "Over time he's going to get plenty of at-bats, he's going to get hot and he's going to carry us."

Fantasy Tip: As it stands, Soler should be benched outside of cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, and he might not even warrant a roster spot in shallower formats. However, Soler has shown monster power, and there is plenty of upside. So, with the endorsement from Maddon and Epstein, expect Soler to be given a long leash to work out of his current struggles.

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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 | Golden sombrero for Jorge Soler

Wed, 11 May 2016 21:26:37 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler struck out four times in four at-bats in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, May 11.

Fantasy Tip: The ol' golden sombrero is when you strike out four times. Soler's average plummeted to .175. He has a lot of promise, but right now fantasy owners just cannot trust the Cuban import.

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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 | Dexter Fowler takes a seat

Wed, 11 May 2016 07:35:44 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler is out of the lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader Wednesday, May 11, with OF Jorge Soler hitting fifth. 2B Ben Zobrist moved up to hit leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: He's 11-for-22 (.500) with four homers, 14 RBI and nine runs the last seven days. He should be an easy decision in DFS against Colin Rea. Soler is hitting just .181 on the season and .133 this month. He's a risky lower-middle option today.

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