Sat, 08 Oct 2016 06:54:43 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have reassigned INF Munenori Kawasaki to the minor leagues.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:10:13 -0700
Chicago Cubs INF Munenori Kawasaki was recalled from Class AAA Iowa Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 13:37:47 -0700
Chicago Cubs INF Munenori Kawasaki was recalled from Class AAA Iowa on Saturday, July 9. The Cubs optioned 3B Jeimer Candelario to Iowa in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Kawasaki was batting .271 with 31 RBI with Iowa prior to his promotion and went 1-for-2 in two games with the Cubs in April. While he should add some versatility to an injured Cubs' roster, he has no value in fantasy.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:15:10 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez (thumb) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 15. Additionally, SS Munenori Kawasaki was optioned to the Class AAA Iowa Cubs.
Fantasy Tip: The Cubs are just oozing talented youngsters and Baez is one of the seemingly forgotten ones. While he hasn't done much in his 80 games of major league experience, the 23-year-old has a ton of upside and warrants a spot on rosters in just about all leagues. Meanwhile, the demoted Kawasaki, as entertaining as he may be, isn't an option in any formats.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 23:13:23 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez (thumb) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 15, with 2B Munenori Kawasaki headed to the minors.
Fantasy Tip: Baez has big power and will be an attractive DFS flyer in good matchups.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 23:42:44 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Munenori Kawasaki had a single in the third inning of the Cactus League spring game Wednesday, March 23, against the Texas Rangers to reach base for the 12th straight game via hit or walk.
Fantasy Tip: Kawasaki is trying to nail down a utility job on the north side. Even if he wins a job he would only be worth a look in the deepest of NL-only fantasy formats.
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 23:57:11 -0800
The Chicago Cubs signed free-agent INF Munenori Kawasaki (Blue Jays) to a minor-league contract Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:15:36 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson is out of the lineup Thursday, Oct. 1, with 3B Munenori Kawasaki hitting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Kawasaki ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't a potent enough bat to use on FantasyScore against Tyler Wilson.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:24:36 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 2B Munenori Kawasaki will start at second base against Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura Saturday, Aug. 1, and is batting eighth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Kawasaki has not done much at the plate in his limited playing time with Toronto this season. He likely will be a bench player while he is with the team and is not a fantasy option.
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:09:18 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 2B Ryan Goins is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 22. 2B Munenori Kawasaki is starting at the keystone and batting ninth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Andriese Monday.
Fantasy Tip: Over his last 10 games, Goins ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has eight runs, a home run, 10 RBI and a .294/.368/.471 slash line. That should be viewed as his ceiling, though, and not as a sign of things to come. He should be viewed as an AL-only and cavernous mixed league option in seasonal leagues and a low-priced flier for daily contests. Kawasaki ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) should be viewed as nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief by FantasyScore players Monday, as he has a career .603 OPS.