Baltimore Orioles news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:19:52 -0700
Baltimore Orioles DH Pedro Alvarez posted three hits in five at-bats, including a double and his first home run of the season, Saturday, April 30, against the Chicago White Sox. He finished with two RBIs.
Fantasy Tip: After a terrible start, Alvarez finished the month strong with seven hits over his past 12 at-bats with three doubles, a homer and two RBIs to raise his average from .108 to .224 just since April 24.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:19:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gausman has allowed three earned runs and seven hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts over 11 innings in two outings since making his season debut April 25. He has re-emerged as a must-start in most fantasy formats and in DFS play.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:18:32 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters played in the second game in a back-to-back situation for the first time this season Saturday, April 30, against the Chicago White Sox. Manager Buck Showalter reported that Wieters felt good.
Fantasy Tip: Wieters might have felt good physically after the test, but he was hitless in four at-bats to drop his season average to .214. He remains nothing more than a No. 2 catcher option in AL-only fantasy play.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:17:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kim has been a solid play in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues, but his erratic playing time still makes him a bit of a risky play in most other formats.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:17:12 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) suffered a sprained left ankle in the ninth inning of the game Saturday, April 30, against the Chicago White Sox. He is considered day to day. Britton hasn't been on the 15-day disabled list since 2012.
Fantasy Tip: If Britton is forced to miss time Brad Brach or Dylan Bundy might be used for ninth-inning duties. Fantasy owners should reserve Britton until he can officially return and prove his health in a full appearance without any setbacks.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:09:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Playing time has been sparse for Alvarez after the team faced three straight lefties. Alvarez is 4-for-10 (.400) the last seven days and has an OK .276-2-6 line in 29 at-bats against Mat Latos. He's worth the low-end flyer.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:08:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Machado is a daily consideration as he's a top-10 player in fantasy baseball. Mat Latos has been good, but that shouldn't deter you from using him.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:01:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reimold continued his hot start, and he is hammering left-handed pitching. He makes a great play in daily formats when the matchup is right.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:22:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Reimold boasts a .321/.367/.643 slash line through 30 plate appearances to start the season, and he posted a .374 on-base percentage against southpaws last season. Reimold is a potential flier in daily contests Friday. Alvarez is snoozing to start the year and has gone just 8-for-44 with a single RBI. At this point, he is waiver-wire fodder in most leagues.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:58:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez will likely need some time to build up his arm, but there is certainly potential to snag a rotation spot. He's a speculative AL-only grab for now.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:26:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Machado's home run was his seventh of the season and the second grand slam of his career. He is batting .333 through his first 87 at-bats and should be viewed as a high-end option at the hot corner in all fantasy formats.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:20:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Trumbo already qualifies as a first baseman in most seasonal leagues, even though he has not played the position this season due to the presence of 1B Chris Davis. He has been Baltimore's regular right fielder in 2016 but has also seen time in left field and at designated hitter. Trumbo was leading the American League with a .359 average entering play Thursday, April 28, and should be viewed as a solid option in both seasonal and daily formats.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:09:52 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Yovani Gallardo (bicep, shoulder) has not resumed throwing and no timetable exists for his return from the disabled list, according to manager Buck Showalter. However, he is pain-free and doing cuff exercises.
Fantasy Tip: Gallardo has gotten off to a slow start with the O's, going 1-1 with a 7.00 ERA through his first four starts, with 23 hits allowed over 18 innings. The 30-year-old right-hander is not worth stashing outside of AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:26:56 -0700
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters and 1B Pedro Alvarez are not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox left-handed SP John Danks Thursday, April 28. C Caleb Joseph is behind the plate and is batting ninth, while OF Nolan Reimold starts again in left field and is hitting seventh. OF Mark Trumbo is serving as the designated hitter and batting cleanup.
Fantasy Tip: All Orioles players have some intrigue in Baltimore tonight facing the very hittable Danks. Joseph's daily value is limited while hitting ninth, however. Alvarez is off to a slow start (.186, no home runs) and could be benched regularly against lefties. Pay up for Trumbo tonight.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:49:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Batter vs. pitcher splits are so subjective and don't hold a lot of weight. However, this is a large sample size, and there appears to be something the lefty does that has Jones off balance. Add in that Jones has a .196-1-5 line to open the year, and he might be one to avoid in DFS today.
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