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Cardinals | Kolten Wong out again

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:57:23 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong (head) remains out of the lineup Thursday, July 9. 3B Matt Carpenter is at second base again and 1B Mark Reynolds slides over to third base. 1B Xavier Scruggs is starting at first base and hitting eighth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke.

Fantasy Tip: Carpenter ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is slumping and is struggling against lefties this year (.196/.265/.326). Avoid him on FantasyScore. Reynolds ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) also has struggled against southpaws (.220/.324/.441) and is a dice role as a value play. Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a weak option as a source of cap relief.

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Cardinals | Kolten Wong out for Game 2

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:24:39 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, July 7. 3B Matt Carpenter goes to second base, 1B Mark Reynolds will start at third and 1B Xavier Scruggs will start at first and hit seventh against RHP Dallas Beeler.

Fantasy Tip: Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting .333 against righties, through 28 plate appearances. Scruggs lacks the upside typically associated with the position, but he'll have a good chance of reaching base on a single. FantasyScore owners can't ask for much more at the minimum price.

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Cardinals | Matt Carpenter out in Game 1

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:59:34 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the team's doubleheader Tuesday, July 7. 1B Mark Reynolds moves across the diamond to play third base. 1B Xavier Scruggs is starting at first base and hitting seventh against Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta.

Fantasy Tip: Both Reynolds ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) are both risky options at FantasyScore today. Reynolds has more upside because of his home run power, but Arrieta has allowed just eight home runs in 106 innings this year.

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Cardinals | Mark Reynolds out of the lineup

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:50:29 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds is not in the starting lineup against San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy Sunday, July 5. 1B Xavier Scruggs will start at first base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup soon. Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has been pretty successful at the plate in his limited playing time, but owners on FantasyScore may want to spend a little money to use a better option.

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Cardinals | Xavier Scruggs starting vs. Padres

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:34:54 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Xavier Scruggs is starting at first base and batting seventh against San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is 10-for-25 to start the season, and he stands as a solid low-priced flier for FantasyScore contests Friday. However, you'll be passing up on a lot of talent and upside by utilizing him as your first basemen.

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Cardinals | No Matt Carpenter Tuesday

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:16:43 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is not in the lineup against Chicago White Sox left-handed SP Chris Sale Tuesday, June 30. 1B Mark Reynolds is starting at third base, while 1B Xavier Scruggs is starting at first base and hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be left alone tonight on FantasyScore in a bad matchup. Reynolds ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is also a weak play against this dominant southpaw.

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Cardinals | Xavier Scruggs continues hot pace

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:17:29 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Xavier Scruggs had his ninth hit in five games Sunday, June 28, against the Chicago Cubs. His RBI single was part of a 4-1 victory over the Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is supposed to be a bench player, but if he keeps this up it may be Mark Reynolds who heads back to the bench. Because his price is so low and his bat is so hot, Scruggs is a must-play in FantasyScore.

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Cardinals | Mark Reynolds not in lineup Sunday

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:34:40 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds is not starting Sunday, June 28, against the Chicago Cubs. 1B Xavier Scruggs is starting in Reynolds' place.

Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is 2-for-14 (.143) against Cubs starter Jason Hammel, but Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) doesn't have any history against Hammel yet carries a .571 average during the past week. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny may be going for the hot hand here, so roll the dice on Scruggs.

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Cardinals | Xavier Scruggs notches three hits

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:31:59 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B Xavier Scruggs went 3-for-4 with a run, a double and two RBI during the Cardinals 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins Tuesday, June 23.

Fantasy Tip: An intriguing youngster, Scuggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) wore out pitching at Class AAA -- 11 home runs, 35 runs scored and 35 RBI in 248 plate appearances. He has now registered a multi-hit game in both of his starts this season, and there is a chance he could earn more playing time, especially with Mark Reynolds ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) standing as his only competition at first base. At this point, Scuggs is nothing more than a speculative flier in NL-only leagues, but he could earn additional value. At his cap hit, FantasyScore players can pull the trigger whenever he is in the lineup.

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Cardinals | No Matt Carpenter Tuesday

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:17:11 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, June 23. 1B Mark Reynolds is starting at third base and hitting cleanup, while 1B Xavier Scruggs starts at first and is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Reynolds ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) loses some FantasyScore luster while taking hacks in the spacious Marlins Park. Scruggs ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) can be ignored everywhere.

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