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Cubs | Albert Almora returns

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:10:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Albert Almora was recalled from Class AAA Iowa Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler back from DL

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:00:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) is being activated from the disabled list Friday, July 22, according to a source. Fowler has been out of the lineup since he was injured June 18. RP Spencer Patton and OF Albert Almora will be sent to Class AAA Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler may be a little rusty with some time off, so it's understandable if you're hesitant to throw him back into seasonal lineups immediately. But he's been a boon to fantasy owners with his .290/.398/.483 slash line and seven home runs, 41 runs, 28 RBI and six steals. Almora is a promising youngster who was the casualty of a stacked roster. He showed well, hitting .265 with two homers and nine RBI but has an uphill battle to climb for playing time moving forward. He should be kept in most dynasty leagues, however.

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Cubs | Ben Zobrist, Miguel Montero out

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:40:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Ben Zobrist and C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup against Texas Rangers SP Cole Hamels Sunday, July 17. SS Javier Baez will start at second base and is batting first. 3B Kris Bryant will start at third base, while C Willson Contreras will start at catcher. OF Matt Szczur will start in left field and is batting seventh. OF Albert Almora is starting in center field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Szczur has at least one hit in each of his last three games and can be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Almora is hitting only .217 this month and probably can be avoided by most fantasy owners.

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Cubs | Albert Almora playing center field

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 07:50:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Albert Almora will bat eighth and start in center field against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese Sunday, July 10.

Fantasy Tip: Almora is batting .269 with six doubles, a home run and six RBI through 67 at-bats this season and is worth considering as a value play for daily fantasy contests.

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Cubs | Two Cubs idle Saturday

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 14:19:27 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez and OF Albert Almora are out of the lineup Saturday, July 2, with C Willson Contreras in left field and hitting fifth, and OF Chris Coghlan is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Contreras has a .318-3-10 line on the season in what was supposed to be a watch-and-learn scenario. Now he's hitting in the heart of the order, and he's a good catcher to use against Bartolo Colon. Cogs has struggled all year and isn't worthy of the flyer.

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Cubs | Jason Heyward sitting vs. Mets

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:30:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jason Heyward is not in the starting lineup Thursday, June 30. OF Albert Almora is starting in center field and batting ninth against New York Mets SP Steven Matz Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward has been seeing the odd night off against southpaws, so sub him out where you can in seasonal leagues. He started to trend in the right direction in June with a .260/.339/.390 slash line, 13 runs, three home runs and eight RBI. There is five-category upside, if you can grab him on the cheap for the summer months. Almora is a potential flier in daily contests Thursday, and at this point, he should be owned in all cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues because of his respectable .776 OPS and semi-regular starts.

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Cubs | Albert Almora takes a seat

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:25:44 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Albert Almora is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 27. OF Chris Coghlan makes the start in right field and is hitting eighth against Cincinnati Reds SP Dan Straily. OF Jason Heyward moves over to center field and is batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan has only six hits in 28 at-bats (.214) since being traded back to the Cubs earlier this month and is a low-end outfield pick in daily formats. Heyward has picked it up a bit in June with three home runs and 23 hits in 89 at-bats, and he's not a bad DFS selection while facing Straily tonight.

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Cubs | Three Cubs shuffle bottom of order

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:43:08 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Willson Contreras, SS Addison Russell and OF Albert Almora are out of the lineup Wednesday, June 22, with C Miguel Montero, SS Javier Baez and OF Matt Szczur hitting sixth through eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Montero is hitting just .162 this month in what has been a down year for him offensively. However, Baez and Szczur have had success in June. The latter two are low-end options against Michael Wacha.

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Cardinals | Trevor Rosenthal holds on for 13th save

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:37:56 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal made things interesting yet again on Monday, June 20 - giving up a leadoff double to Chicago Cubs OF Albert Almora Jr., hitting pinch-hitter Chris Coghlan with a pitch and allowing a single to 2B Ben Zobrist - but forced a game-ending infield popup for the final out after C Yadier Molina made a stellar defensive play to retire Almora at third for the second out.

Fantasy Tip: Manager Mike Matheny continues to stand by his man, but Rosenthal isn't making it easy. The 26-year-old closer has only three clean outings this month and, as a result, a 12.00 ERA and 2.67 WHIP in nine June appearances. He also has a HBP each of his last two games as well. A closer change doesn't appear imminent yet based on Matheny's postgame comments, but owners could make a play for Kevin Siegrist if they have room on their roster to do so.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler out vs. Cards

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:41:58 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Monday, June 20. OF Albert Almora is starting in center field and batting eighth against St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia Monday.

Fantasy Tip: While Fowler has cooled after a blistering start, he's remained an excellent five-category contributor worth stashing in all setups. To date, Fowler has 41 runs, seven home runs, 28 RBI, six stolen bases and a .290/.398/.483 slash line. Almora has been exceptional since being promoted from Class AAA Iowa with a .346/.370/.500 line over 27 plate appearances. He should be added in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

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