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Phillies | Adam Morgan has career night

Tue, 10 May 2016 20:28:58 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan matched the longest start of his career Tuesday, May 10, against the Atlanta Braves, giving up one run, four hits and a walk over seven innings.

Fantasy Tip: Morgan threw 60 of his 90 pitches for strikes in the quality start. Despite the stellar outing, he is still only worth using in the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues and DFS play as a salary saver when the matchup is favorable.

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Phillies | Adam Morgan starting vs. Cleveland

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:13:52 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan was officially recalled to start against the Cleveland Indians Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Morgan struck out just 49 batters through 84 1/3 innings over 15 starts last year with a 4.48 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He has limited fantasy appeal and is nothing more than a desperation start in all fantasy formats Friday. There could be value in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues if he sticks in the rotation, but for now, take a wait-and-see approach with Morgan.

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Phillies | Bad news for Charlie Morton

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:20:41 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Charlie Morton (hamstring) has a strained left hamstring, and although the Phillies didn't reveal the results of his examination Monday, April 25, manager Pete Mackanin said the news wasn't good, and Morton will be out longer than expected. SP Adam Morgan will be called up to start against the Cleveland Indians Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Morton has a lengthy injury history, and with him unlikely to return soon, he can probably be dropped from all rosters in mixed leagues. Morgan doesn't throw hard and shouldn't move the needle much at all outside of the deepest NL-only leagues as a matchup play if he sticks in the rotation.

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Phillies | Adam Morgan to start Friday for Phils

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:52:23 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan will come up from the minor leagues with Class AAA Lehigh Valley to make the start Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Morgan has the first crack at replacing Charlie Morton in the rotation. Morgan went 5-7 with a 4.48 ERA and just 5.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 15 starts for the Phils last year. He doesn't have much velocity on his pitches and gives up plenty of fly balls. There's not much to like here.

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Phillies | Charlie Morton to the DL

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:37:51 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Charlie Morton (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, April 24, with a strained left hamstring, and he will have an MRI Monday, April 25, to determine how long he will be out. General manager Matt Klentak said a decision will be made later in the week on who will replace Morton in the rotation, but he mentioned SP Adam Morgan as a candidate.

Fantasy Tip: Morgan has been pitching well in the minors, and he could be worth a speculative grab in NL-only formats.

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Phillies | Hot battle for Phils' fifth spot

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 06:27:08 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan and SP Vincent Velasquez are in a hot battle for the fifth starter spot, and the team is struggling to separate them. They could justify using a six-man rotation, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.

Fantasy Tip: Velasquez has more upside as he has struck out 354 batters in 296 2/3 minor league innings in his career. He'll be an unheralded NL-only option with some deep mixed potential. Morgan is an NL-only grab.

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Phillies | Brett Oberholtzer to be used in relief

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 09:33:01 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies P Brett Oberholtzer has been eliminated from consideration to be the team's No. 5 starter and will begin the season in the bullpen. SPs Adam Morgan and Vincent Velasquez will continue to vie for the job, with Velasquez scheduled to start a minor-league game Wednesday, March 23, and Morgan expected to start a Grapefruit League game versus the Atlanta Braves Thursday, March 24.

Fantasy Tip: Oberholtzer walked one and struck out two over eight scoreless innings in Grapefruit League play and was almost certain to make the 25-man roster because he is out of options. He has no fantasy value as long as he is not being used as a starter.

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Braves | Hector Olivera hitting seventh Friday

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:59:49 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Hector Olivera is batting seventh Friday, Sept. 18, against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan.

Fantasy Tip: Olivera ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is hitless in the last 13 at-bats and has an .089 average at Turner Field. It should come as no surprise that the Braves are sliding him down the lineup. Don't put him in your FantasyScore lineup for the time being.

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Braves | A.J. Pierzynski out of lineup Friday

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:51:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves C A.J. Pierzynski is not starting Friday, Sept. 18, against the Philadelphia Phillies. C Christian Bethancourt is hitting eighth against Phillies SP Adam Morgan.

Fantasy Tip: Pierzynski ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) is not batting because Morgan, a lefty, is pitching for the Phillies. Bethancourt ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) is hitting .333 with four hits and a double in the past week, and he is a solid way to save a little money on your salary cap.

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Braves | Nick Swisher not starting Friday

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:46:55 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Nick Swisher is not starting Friday, Sept. 18, and OF Adonis Garcia is in Swisher's outfield spot. Garcia is hitting fourth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has an .059 mark in the last week and his average is tailing off, so he is out of the lineup despite his switch-hitting capability. Garcia ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting .312-6-15 at home and is doing well in his extended tryout with the team. He's definitely worth starting at the FantasyScore price.

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