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Reds | Brayan Pena the DH against Tribe

Fri, 22 May 2015 12:01:21 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena is serving as the designated hitter and hitting sixth in the batting order against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco Friday, May 22. C Tucker Barnhart gets the start behind the dish and is hitting ninth in the order.

Fantasy Tip: Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) who is hitting .322 (29-for-90) with no homers and four RBI, is also excelling from the left side against right-handers, going 23-for-62 (.371) this year. At his price, it's hard not to like him as a sleeper option at catcher. Barnhart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be ignored.

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Reds | Brayan Pena resting Wednesday

Wed, 20 May 2015 14:51:03 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 20. C Tucker Barnhart is starting and hitting ninth in the batting order against Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) does have two home runs and a .308 average (8-for-26) in a small sample size, but he should remain a low-end catching commodity at FantasyScore.

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Reds | Brayan Pena in two-hole against KC

Tue, 19 May 2015 15:40:50 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena is hitting second in the batting order against Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura Tuesday, May 19.

Fantasy Tip: Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting a robust .337 (29-for-86) with no home runs and four RBI this year, including .397 (23-for-58) against right-handed hurlers. Ventura has struggled in 2015 and lefty swingers have an .821 OPS against him this year. With a spot at the top of the order, Pena is an intriguing value play at a weak position.

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Reds | Brayan Pena sitting Monday

Mon, 11 May 2015 10:10:47 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena is taking the day off Monday, May 11. C Tucker Barnhart is starting and hitting eighth in the batting order against Atlanta Braves SP Shelby Miller.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be considered a weak option at FantasyScore tonight going up against Miller, who has pitched extremely well in 2015 while effectively using his sinker to his advantage. Barnhart is hitting .250 (5-for-20) with two home runs and two RBI on the year.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco still out Tuesday

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:11:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) remains out of the starting lineup Tuesday, April 28. C Brayan Pena is starting behind the plate and hitting eighth in the batting order against Milwaukee Brewers SP Kyle Lohse.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco doesn't appear to be close to returning to action anytime soon, aside from maybe a pinch-hitting role. There's still a chance he lands on the DL, too. Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a much better hitter against right-handers (.272 average, all five homers in 2014), making him a sneaky sleeper option against Lohse at FantasyScore tonight.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco continues to sit

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:37:23 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) remains out of the starting lineup Monday, April 27. C Brayan Pena is starting at catcher and hitting eighth in the batting order against Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson.

Fantasy Tip: Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a matchup play at FantasyScore against right-handed pitchers, although he should be considered a weaker catching option today while facing the improving Nelson.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco still out of lineup

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:46:03 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, April 26. C Brayan Pena will be the starting catcher and bat eighth for the Reds Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) hasn't started in 15 days, but he has been able to make a few pinch-hit appearances. Continue to avoid him in all formats until he returns and proves his health. Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a low-priced flier for FantasyScore players Sunday.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco still sidelined

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:34:51 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) is not in the starting lineup Saturday, April 25. C Brayan Pena will be the starting catcher for the Reds.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) has been limited to pinch hitting the last few games and is still not ready to play in a game. Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has filled in well at catcher and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore since he has five hits in his last four games.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco remains out Friday

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:52:19 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) remains out of the starting lineup Friday, April 24. C Brayan Pena continues to start behind the plate, and he's hitting seventh in the batting order against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) came in for a pinch hit in Tuesday's game, so he's unlikely to land on the DL, but it's unknown when he'll return to the starting lineup. Avoid him for now on FantasyScore. Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a switch hitter that fares much better against right-handed pitchers. He hit just .184 (14-for-76) against southpaws in 2014. Look to avoid him in daily games tonight.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco still out

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:59:33 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 22. C Brayan Pena will be the starting catcher for the Reds.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) was able to pinch hit in the last game, so it looks like he is making progress. Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting .296 so far this season and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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