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Cardinals | Matt Adams exits with back injury

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:22:33 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (back) was removed from the game against the Washington Nationals Thursday, May 26, due to stiffness in the middle part of his back. OF Brandon Moss moved from left field to first base, with OF Jeremy Hazelbaker sliding over to left field from center field and OF Randal Grichuk entering the game to play center.

Fantasy Tip: Adams was 12-for-23 (.522) in his last eight games with three doubles, three homers and nine RBI, with his batting average going from .275 to .320 over this stretch. The severity of his injury is not yet known, so check back occasionally for updates on his status.

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Cardinals | Jeremy Hazelbaker starting vs. Nats

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:27:20 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jeremy Hazelbaker is starting in center field and leading off against Washington Nationals SP Joe Ross Thursday, May 26. OF Randal Grichuk is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: After a hot start to the season, Hazelbaker has gone 7-for-43 with a .502 OPS through 45 plate appearances in May. His fantasy value is plummeting, and he shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a flier in daily contests Thursday. Grichuk should continue to see the bulk of starts in center field, and while hitting higher than .241 would be a boost, he does have solid counting stats (27 runs, seven home runs, 24 RBI and three stolen bases). Grichuk remains a solid option in the majority of seasonal leagues.

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Cardinals | Randal Grichuk sitting vs. Arizona

Fri, 20 May 2016 14:35:40 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk (back) is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. He was removed as a precaution Thursday, May 19, after he labored running the bases. OF Jeremy Hazelbaker is starting in center field and batting seventh against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin Friday.

Fantasy Tip: The injury is expected to be mild, and this is likely just a precautionary night off for Grichuk. It has been a slightly underwhelming start for him with a .218/.300/.395 slash line. However, his 23 runs, five home runs, 19 RBI and three stolen bases are buoying his fantasy value. Expect him to continue being a middle-tier starter in the majority of seasonal leagues. Hazelbaker has been exceptional when called upon this season (.281/.324/.583 line), and despite not owning the traditional handedness advantage, the lefty-hitting outfielder has a solid .864 OPS against southpaws this year. View Hazelbaker as a solid option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues and decent value play in daily contests Friday.

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Cardinals | Randal Grichuk exits with back injury

Thu, 19 May 2016 17:29:07 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk (back) left the game against the Colorado Rockies Thursday, May 19, because of left lower back tightness. He was replaced defensively by OF Jeremy Hazelbaker at the start of the fourth inning.

Fantasy Tip: Grichuk walked in his lone plate appearance and scored a run before exiting. If he is forced to miss additional games, expect Hazelbaker to see a good chunk of playing time in center field, which would make him worth considering as a value play in daily fantasy contests.

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Cardinals | Randal Grichuk not playing

Tue, 17 May 2016 13:53:23 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 17. OF Jeremy Hazelbaker is starting in center field and is batting sixth against Colorado Rockies SP Chad Bettis.

Fantasy Tip: Hazelbaker was one of the biggest surprises of April, seemingly coming out of nowhere to post huge statlines. He has since cooled off with limited playing time and is hitting .192 (5-for-26) in May but does have two homers and five RBI. He could return nice value in a starting role tonight for daily gamers at a cheap price.

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Cardinals | Jeremy Hazelbaker starting Sunday

Sun, 15 May 2016 14:51:45 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jeremy Hazelbaker is starting Sunday, May 15, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He will bat sixth against Dodgers SP Alex Wood.

Fantasy Tip: Hazelbaker is a .188 hitter over the past week, so he is showing some signs of cooling off following a hot start to the season. The majority of his starts come against right-handers, so to see him against Wood is a surprise. Still, Hazelbaker is .294-2-4 in 17 at-bats against the left, so he is a decent option for your lineup.

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Cardinals | Jeremy Hazelbaker hits seventh homer

Sat, 14 May 2016 21:45:09 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer in a 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 14. It was Hazelbaker's seventh homer of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Hazelbaker is an impressive hitter, but the problem now is he has no regular roster spot. With Matt Holliday in left, Randal Grichuk in center and Stephen Piscotty in right, Hazelbaker is largely a fourth outfielder with little fantasy value unless someone gets hurt. Grichuk's batting average, .216, is the lowest of the three regular outfielders, but he has 21 runs scored and 18 runs batted in so his numbers are decent. Hazelbaker is worth picking up in deeper leagues.

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Cardinals | Matt Adams, Jeremy Hazelbaker in

Thu, 12 May 2016 15:43:17 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams and OF Jeremy Hazelbaker are in the starting lineup Thursday, May 12, with Adams batting cleanup and Hazelbaker hitting sixth opposite Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver. OF/1B Brandon Moss will be on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: The Cards have been mixing and matching the three, with Matt Holliday shifting to designated hitter for this rare series in an American League park. Adams looks like he'll have the most value as it concerns this evening, as he could get multiple run-producing opportunities against the soft-tossing Weaver. Hazelbaker has cooled off after his hot April, owning a .133 average in May thus far, but could get it going versus the veteran right-hander as well.

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Cardinals | Jeremy Hazelbaker receives a start

Tue, 10 May 2016 14:30:56 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jeremy Hazelbaker is starting in left field and is batting eighth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago Tuesday, May 10. OF Matt Holliday is serving as the designated hitter in an American League park.

Fantasy Tip: Hazelbaker has cooled considerably since his hot start and has only two hits this month in 11 at-bats, but he's also seeing much less playing time. Against the lefty Santiago in a low lineup spot, Hazelbaker's daily ceiling is severely limited.

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Cardinals | Brandon Moss, Kolten Wong in lineup

Sun, 08 May 2016 08:32:14 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Brandon Moss and 2B Kolten Wong are back in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole Sunday, May 8, with 1B Matt Adams and INF Jedd Gyorko receiving the day off. In addition, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker will bat sixth and play center field in place of OF Randal Grichuk.

Fantasy Tip: Moss and Wong have been scuffling at the plate recently and should be viewed as possible contrarian plays in daily fantasy games. Hazelbaker is batting .300 with five home runs and 13 RBI through 70 at-bats and merits consideration as a value play in daily contests.

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