Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:25:58 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is out of the starting lineup Saturday, April 22, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. C Austin Barnes is hitting seventh in Grandal's absence.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 11:00:50 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Joc Pederson and C Yasmani Grandal are absent from the lineup Sunday, April 9, against the Colorado Rockies. INF/OF Enrique Hernandez and C Austin Barnes will start instead in center field and behind the plate, respectively.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 18:11:28 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C Austin Barnes was placed on the reserve list Saturday, Oct. 15.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 20:53:49 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C Austin Barnes was recalled Friday, Sept. 2.
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 12:16:36 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C Austin Barnes was optioned to Class AAA Oklahoma City on Sunday, July 31.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:48:22 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Julio Urias was optioned to Class AAA Oklahoma City Friday, July 22. C Austin Barnes was recalled in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: The Dodgers are handling the 19-year-old southpaw with kid gloves, and for good reason. He's shown flashes in his nine starts this year but has a 4.69 ERA and 1.51 WHIP despite fanning 48 in 40 1/3 innings. He could come up for another spot start down the road in the second half or be used out of the bullpen, but his value in seasonal leagues is limited from here on out. He should remain stashed in all dynasty formats, though. Barnes should be ignored, as he'll back up Yasmani Grandal and A.J. Ellis.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:15:12 -0700
Free-agent OF Will Venable (Phillies) signed an undisclosed deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, June 14. In a corresponding move, C Austin Barnes was optioned to Class AAA Oklahoma City.
Fantasy Tip: The Blue may have use for Venable as part of a platoon in left field between Howie Kendrick and Scott Van Slyke now that Carl Crawford is no longer with the club. Venable's best asset is his speed, but he likely won't see enough playing time to be considered outside of deep NL-only leagues.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:27:47 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Chase Utley, SS Corey Seager, OF Joc Pederson and C Yasmani Grandal are not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies left-handed SP Chris Rusin Wednesday, June 8. C Austin Barnes is starting at second base and is hitting eighth, OF Enrique Hernandez is starting at shortstop and is batting leadoff, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and hitting cleanup and C A.J. Ellis is doing the catching and is batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: The Dodgers typically sit a handful of their lefty hitters against southpaws. After Thompson's walkoff blast last night, he now has 10 homers and 22 RBI on the year and has carved out an everyday role. He's a great player to have in daily lineups this evening. Hernandez's daily value soars while hitting leadoff, too, and he's a fine value play. Barnes and Ellis are light-hitting catchers that are low-end DFS clicks.
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 09:43:56 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford was designated for assignment Sunday, June 5. The team recalled C Austin Barnes from Class AAA Oklahoma City.
Fantasy Tip: Howie Kendrick likely will receive a lot of playing time in the outfield with Crawford no longer with the team. He has gone hitless in his last five games and is not a strong fantasy option in daily fantasy leagues at this point. Scott Van Slyke and Enrique Hernandez are also options to start in the outfield but are probably should be limited to NL-only leagues at this point.
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:41:22 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Justin Turner, OF Joc Pederson, C Yasmani Grandal and 2B Chase Utley are all out of the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Robbie Ray Thursday, April 14. 2B Howie Kendrick moves to third base, C Austin Barnes is starting at second and hitting eighth, OF Trayce Thompson is in center field and batting sixth, while OF Enrique Hernandez gets the start in left and is leading off.
Fantasy Tip: With a lot of moving parts in the Los Angeles lineup tonight, you should certainly consider using Ray in your lineup this evening. Barnes and Thompson are deep sleepers as lotto tickets in daily games. Hernandez, who has some thump in his stick, could be a sneaky deep sleeper while hitting leadoff.