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Rays | Joey Butler out in Game 2

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:52:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup for Game 2 of a doubleheader Tuesday, July 7. OF Grady Sizemore is starting in left field and hitting second against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez.

Fantasy Tip: With John Jaso back from the DL, it might become even harder for Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) to work his way into the starting lineup. If that's the case, it may be tough to justify rostering him in deep mixed and shallow leagues.

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Rays | Grady Sizemore at leadoff again

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:28:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Grady Sizemore is serving as the designated hitter and batting leadoff against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez Monday, July 6. OF Joey Butler is starting on the bench tonight.

Fantasy Tip: Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has been swinging the bat well with the Rays, going 9-for-25 (.360) with a home run and four RBI. Still, he profiles more as a sleeper play at a cheap cost on FantasyScore. Hitting atop the batting order surely won't hurt his chances for returning great value, either.

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Rays | David DeJesus not in the lineup

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:25:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF David DeJesus is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Saturday, July 4. OF Joey Butler is starting in left field and is batting second in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: DeJesus ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) probably is receiving a rest and should return to the lineup in the next game or two. Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been on a bit of a cold streak with only three hits in his last seven games. Owners on FantasyScore may want to look for other options to use in their lineups.

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Rays | Joey Butler returns to the lineup

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:11:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is playing left field and batting second against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Corrasco Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has hit well when given the opportunity this season, but against Carrasco, Butler is nothing more than a flier for FantasyScore contests. It is also worth noting, Grady Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has eaten into Butler's playing time. They appear to be in a platoon of sorts, so both of their seasonal values takes a hit.

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Rays | Joey Butler still riding pine

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:45:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler remains out of the lineup for the third straight game Tuesday, June 30. OF Grady Sizemore is yet again serving as the designated hitter and batting second against Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) hasn't seen a start since Sizemore was added to the active roster, although Tampa still plans for Butler to be a big part of their offense. It's hard to deny that he'll struggle to find consistent playing time, though, hurting his fantasy value in deeper mixed leagues. Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has made an impression with four hits (one homer) in his first nine at-bats, but he's a poor option against Salazar tonight.

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Rays | Joey Butler a big part of plans

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:32:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler, who is out of the lineup for the second straight day Monday, June 29, remains a big part of the team's plans despite the addition of OF Grady Sizemore to the active roster, according to manager Kevin Cash.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has hit a rough patch of late, going 5-for-25 (.200) with no home runs and an RBI since June 21. Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is worth an addition in deep AL leagues in the short term, but don't expect much from him on FantasyScore.

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Rays | Grady Sizemore at DH again

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:10:01 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Grady Sizemore is serving as the designated hitter and batting second against Cleveland Indians SP Cody Anderson for the second straight game Monday, June 29. OF Joey Butler will start on the bench again.

Fantasy Tip: Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) had a nice debut with Tampa yesterday, going 3-for-5 with a double and RBI. His presence on the active roster will likely negatively affect Joey Butler's ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) fantasy value, however, and the two could enter a platoon situation at DH. Even against Anderson tonight, Sizemore is a deep sleeper on FantasyScore.

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Rays | Grady Sizemore hitting second

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 07:28:44 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Grady Sizemore is serving as the designated hitter and hitting second in the order Sunday, June 28, against the Boston Red Sox and RHP Justin Masterson. OF Joey Butler comes out of the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Sizemore will be making his debut for the Rays, after he was released by the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this year. Sizemore is a career .283 hitter against righties, but he's far from the player he used to be. Sizemore will need to prove he can still be a fantasy contributor before owners take note.

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Rays | Joey Butler on a roll

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 05:57:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is hitting .304 with two homers the last seven days.

Fantasy Tip: Butler has a .346-3-11 line in June and a .338-6-19 line on the season. It's unlikely the 29-year-old can continue this tear, but at $3,500 (7.0% of cap), he's at a sparkling price on FantasyScore.

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Rays | Joey Butler not in the lineup

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:37:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann Wednesday, June 17, since the Rays are playing in a National League park and there is no designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) may stay out of the lineup until the team plays in an American League park, so owners should check the lineups over the next few days to see if Butler is playing in the field.

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