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Marlins | Justin Bour visiting hand specialist

Wed, 04 May 2016 13:26:23 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour (finger) will have his dislocated left pinky finger examined by a hand specialist, but manager Don Mattingly believes the injury is minor and that Bour "dodged a bullet."

Fantasy Tip: A hand injury can never be spun positively for a hitter, and Bour was already a fringe fantasy asset in the majority of seasonal leagues. He does offer some nice pop and hits in a prime sport in the order behind Giancarlo Stanton, though, and Bour owns a respectable .276/.341/.461 slash line through 85 plate appearances to start the season. Derek Dietrich and Chris Johnson project to handle first base while Bour is out of the lineup. Stay tuned for updates.

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Marlins | Derek Dietrich hitting fifth

Wed, 04 May 2016 11:29:26 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich is hitting fifth and playing first base Wednesday, May 4, in place of 1B Justin Bour (finger). 2B Miguel Rojas is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Dietrich will shift to first against righties, such as today against Rubby De La Rosa, and Chris Johnson will face lefties while Bour is out. Dietrich has a .325-2-10 line and is an easy lower-middle flyer today. Rojas is hitting .333 in 24 at-bats, and he might be worth a bottom-of-the-barrel flyer today.

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Marlins | Justin Bour dislocates finger

Tue, 03 May 2016 23:54:08 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour (finger) suffered a dislocated pinkie on his left hand Tuesday, May 3, sliding into a base. He'll be re-evaluated Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Bour has a solid .276-3-12 line, but he may miss a few days. Chris Johnson could see a few starts at first, but he is hitting .250 with no RBI in 25 at-bats.

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Marlins | Derek Dietrich, Justin Bour sitting

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:42:12 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich and 1B Justin Bour are not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks left-handed SP Patrick Corbin Tuesday, May 3. SS Miguel Rojas is at the keystone and is batting eighth, while 1B Chris Johnson is starting at first base and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Rojas is more of a desperation daily selection. Johnson doesn't move the needle much, either, but he does own a .312 career average against southpaws. Johnson doesn't hit for much power but makes steady contact and could return decent value if you're looking for a deep daily sleeper.

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Marlins | Justin Bour drives in five

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:59:47 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double, five RBI and two runs scored in a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Bour's status as a platoon player makes him tough to own in season-long formats, and he is a shot-in-the-dark play against right-handed pitchers in DFS formats.

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Marlins | Justin Bour drives in five

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:59:47 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double, five RBI and two runs scored in a 6-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Bour's status as a platoon player makes him tough to own in season-long formats, and he is a shot-in-the-dark play against right-handed pitchers in DFS formats.

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Marlins | Justin Bour out again

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:18:47 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Scott Kazmir Wednesday, April 27. 1B Chris Johnson is starting at first base and is hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is likely to continue platooning with Bour at first base, which will limit Bour's fantasy upside in deep mixed and NL-only leagues. Johnson has hit over .300 in his career against lefties, but his power isn't as prominent against southpaws. Regardless, he's worth a look against Kazmir tonight as a low-priced first base option in DFS action.

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Marlins | Justin Bour out, Chris Johnson in

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:38:29 -0700

Miami Marlins 3B Chris Johnson is in the starting lineup at first base and batting seventh Tuesday, April 26, versus Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw. 1B Justin Bour is getting the night off.

Fantasy Tip: Notably, it's just his second start of the season. Johnson can be useful at times based on the matchup when he's aligned opposite a left-handed pitcher, but tonight would not be a good situation to try him out, having to square off with the greatest the game has to offer. Bour, meanwhile, has underachieved so far after a very encouraging showing in 2015.

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Marlins | Justin Bour could platoon

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:27:29 -0700

Miami Marlins 1B Justin Bour is still a candidate to enter into a platoon at first base since he's just 2-for-16 (.125) with an RBI, a walk and three strikeouts against lefties this spring. Bour had a .270/.326/.519 slash line with 23 home runs and 64 RBI against right-handers in 2015. 3B Chris Johnson would likely platoon with Bour.

Fantasy Tip: Bour is maybe worth speculating on at the end of deep mixed leagues for his power, but with his playing time in question and a fortunate HR/FB rate that drove his home run output last year, he could be due for regression. A lack of plate control and struggles against lefties likely cements his platoon role.

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Marlins | Justin Bour or Martin Prado could bat fifth

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:19:02 -0700

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly is uncertain whether 1B Justin Bour or 3B Martin Prado will serve as the No. 5 hitter in the lineup behind OF Giancarlo Stanton. The lefty-hitting Bour has more power than the righty-hitting Prado, although Mattingly is concerned that opposing managers would bring situational lefties into the game during the later innings after pitching around Stanton. This would then force Mattingly to use a pinch hitter or require Bour to face a left-handed reliever.

Fantasy Tip: Bour only hit .221 in 68 at-bats versus left-handed pitching in 2015 and the possibility exists that he could platoon with INF Chris Johnson at first base if his struggles with southpaws continue. Bour should be viewed as a decent source of power for the later rounds of drafts in mixed fantasy leagues while Prado is a low-end option at third base who is capable of posting a respectable batting average but unspectacular numbers in most of the other offensive categories.

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