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Reds | Tucker Barnhart to play a lot

Tue, 03 May 2016 16:29:56 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Tucker Barnhart "will play a lot" with C Devin Mesoraco (shoulder) possibly out for the rest of the year with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, according to manager Bryan Price. C Ramon Cabrera will serve as the backup, and C/3B Jordan Pacheco is the third backstop if a need arises. Barnhart, a switch-hitter, has improved his offensive game and has been hitting the ball hard this year.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart has 14 hits in 47 at-bats (.298) this year after slashing .252/.324/.326 with three homers and 18 RBI in 242 at-bats in 2015. He's a second catcher option for those in two-catcher or NL-only leagues. He could be a decent short-term replacement if you own Mesoraco or d'Arnaud.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco not in lineup

Mon, 02 May 2016 11:40:41 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco remains out of the starting lineup Monday, May 2. C Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate and batting eighth against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco is hitting .140/.218/.160 with one RBI in 50 at-bats and hasn't started since last Wednesday. It's time to start looking for other catching options in mixed leagues. Barnhart, on the other hand, is hitting .302 (13-for-43). However, he has only four career home runs and is nothing more than a low-end second catcher in two-catcher formats.

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Reds | Tucker Barnhart remains in lineup Sunday

Sun, 01 May 2016 08:22:27 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Tucker Barnhart is in the starting lineup for the third consecutive day in place of C Devin Mesoraco Sunday, May 1, versus Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart is batting .308 with three doubles and four RBI through 39 at-bats and should be viewed as a value play in daily fantasy games. On the other hand, Mesoraco has played just twice in the past week and is batting .140 with one RBI through 50 at-bats. He should be avoided in all fantasy formats for now.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco remains out of lineup

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:25:21 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano Saturday, April 30. C Tucker Barnhart is starting behind the plate and batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco is not believed to be injured but he is off to another poor start offensively this year, batting .140 with one RBI in 50 at-bats. On the other hand, Barnhart is hitting .333 with four RBI and 36 at-bats and is worth considering as a value play in daily fantasy contests.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco sitting vs. Pirates

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:16:36 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 29. C Tucker Barnhart is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco is just 7-for-50 to start the season with a single extra-base hit and only one RBI. It isn't out of the question to replace him in shallow leagues given the poor production. There is plenty of upside, though. Mesoraco hit 25 home runs with a .273/.359/.534 slash line in 2014, after all. Barnhart is off to a strong start (11-for-32) and makes for a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Friday.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco, Zack Cosart resting

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:14:09 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco and SS Zack Cozart are out of the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel Sunday, April 24. C Tucker Barnhart will start behind the plate and bat seventh, while INF Ivan De Jesus will play shortstop and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart is 8-for-24 this season and is a solid option for daily fantasy owners looking for an inexpensive backstop. De Jesus has just one hit in 18 at-bats and should be avoided in all formats this afternoon.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco takes a seat

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:53:36 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is out of the lineup Wednesday, April 20, with C Tucker Barnhart hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart has a 3-for-3 game, which accounts for half of his hits and skews his batting average up to .316 on the year. We need to see more before streaming him against Chad Bettis today.

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Reds | Eugenio Suarez, Devin Mesoraco out

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:06:50 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 3B Eugenio Suarez and C Devin Mesoraco are not in the starting lineup Monday, April 18. C Jordan Pacheco is starting at third and hitting second, while C Tucker Barnhart is doing the catching and is batting seventh against Colorado Rockies SP Jordan Lyles.

Fantasy Tip: Pacheco has the more favorable lineup spot for daily play, but neither are anything more than low-end options for salary cap relief against Lyles Monday evening.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco remains out of the lineup

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:27:29 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 15. C Tucker Barnhart is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez Friday.

Fantasy Tip: There was hope Mesoraco could play Friday, so he is likely to return sooner than later. When healthy, he boasts coveted power upside at the catcher position. Barnhart is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief in daily contests and low-end option in cavernous mixed, NL-only and two-catcher formats.

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Reds | Zack Cozart, Devin Mesoraco remain out

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:21:33 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (quadriceps) and C Devin Mesoraco (hip) both remain out of the starting lineup for the second straight day Thursday, April 14. 3B/SS Eugenio Suarez moves to shortstop and C Jordan Pacheco is starting at third and hitting seventh. C Tucker Barnhart is back in at catcher and is hitting eighth against Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart and Mesoraco's injuries are both worth monitoring, especially with Mesoraco after he missed almost the entire season in 2015 due to hip problems. Both Pacheco and Barnhart are desperation fillers in daily formats.

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