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Tue, 24 May 2016 12:28:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bogaerts is slashing an impressive .346/.397/.495 with four home runs and 25 RBI on the year. At a shallow position, he's one of the top options around despite the lack of power. Continue running with him confidently in all formats.
Tue, 24 May 2016 12:18:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rutledge has a nice matchup against a struggling pitcher in his first start off the DL, but it's hard to trust the light-hitting second baseman in any format. He has 13 hits in 35 at-bats (.371) this year but has a career .265 average and has never reached double-digit home runs in his five-year career.
Tue, 24 May 2016 07:42:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Smith had some value in the bullpen for ratios, but he can be dropped in all formats. Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa will continue to bridge the gap to Craig Kimbrel, and both are worth consideration in deeper leagues.
Sun, 22 May 2016 14:49:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bradley has registered exactly one hit in seven of his last eight games, although it is not as if his owners are overly concerned since he drawn 10 walks and struck out only three times over that same stretch. He's a good bet to continue his hit streak for a while longer as the Colorado Rockies plan on trotting out Chris Rusin, Jon Gray and Eddie Butler against the Red Sox at Fenway Park in their three interleague games beginning on Tuesday.
Sun, 22 May 2016 14:32:45 -0700
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz reached base in all five of his at-bats Sunday, May 22, against the Cleveland Indians, going 4-for-4 - including two doubles and a solo homer - and three RBI while also drawing a walk.
Fantasy Tip: The 40-year-old Big Papi is tied for sixth in the majors in home runs with 11 and trails only behind Robinson Cano in RBI with 37. If there is one minor complaint recently, it might be the only two runs he has scored over the last eight games have come as a result of his homers. Be that as it may, Ortiz is a must-start in all leagues.
Sun, 22 May 2016 09:07:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez went 10-6 with a 3.85 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.2 K/9 ratio during his rookie campaign in 2015, so he should have a guaranteed rotation spot waiting for him once his rehab assignment is over. He has tremendous upside and should be stashed in all fantasy formats.
Sun, 22 May 2016 08:22:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vazquez is just hitting .211 (4-for-19) out of the No. 9 spot in the batting order and is 2-for-12 at the plate over the past week, so DFS players should avoid using him this afternoon.
Sat, 21 May 2016 16:47:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: He walked three times today and has walked eight times in the last five games. He only has 16 free passes on the year, so you can see people are pitching around him. He remains an upper-level outfielder in fantasy.
Sat, 21 May 2016 16:47:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: He has four homers and 14 RBI in his last 10 games as he has really turned it on. He's an upper-middle option in fantasy.
Sat, 21 May 2016 16:47:04 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly lost a no-hitter with two outs in the seventh inning Saturday, May 21. He allowed one hit and three walks while fanning seven in 6 2/3 innings in his win over the Cleveland Indians.
Fantasy Tip: Kelly will have spurts of brilliance, but consistency is what ails him. He remains a matchup play in DFS.
Sat, 21 May 2016 07:52:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ortiz has gone hitless in three of his last four games but is hitting a solid .288 in May. Ortiz continues to be one of the more consistent players in the league and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Fri, 20 May 2016 19:59:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like any injury Ramirez may have suffered is minor, so he should be safe to use going forward.
Fri, 20 May 2016 17:56:38 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his career-best hitting streak to 25 games with a second-inning home run off Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber Friday, May 20. He is nine games away from tying the franchise record set by Dom DiMaggio.
Fantasy Tip: Entering play Friday, Bradley led the majors in batting average (.407), OPS (1.240), runs batted in (28) and extra-base hits (17) and was tied for the lead in triples (three) since his hitting streak began April 24. He should be started with confidence in all fantasy formats.
Fri, 20 May 2016 16:56:54 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP David Price has a normal strikeout rate and has given up just four home runs to go along with a FIP of 2.55. However, a 29.1% line-drive rate is troubling, and he has become a bit vulnerable to having balls squared up against him, according to FanGraphs' Tony Blengino. Of his fly balls allowed this year, 16.7% have exceeded an exit velocity of 105 mph. Just 7.0% of all MLB fly balls have been hit at 105 mph or harder this year. After several nice outings, he's lowered his ERA to 5.53.
Fantasy Tip: Price was struggling with some mechanical problems, and he has seemed to fix them in his last couple of starts. That could explain much of the hard contact he allowed in the first month. More positive regression is likely in store, so if you want to buy low, that time is quickly passing. Price's elite 11.4 K/9 rate should convince his owners to sit tight and enjoy better days ahead.
Fri, 20 May 2016 16:45:18 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 24 games Wednesday, May 18, and he's slashing .338/.390/.607 on the season. He's pulling the ball 45.1% of the time this year after doing so just 36.1% in 2014. Bradley is also hitting the ball much harder than he did in 2015 with an average exit velocity of 89.2 mph. He's 12-for-23 on pitches on the outside part of the plate, too, after going just 12-for-73 on outside pitches in 2105. Sliders and cutters gave Bradley problems in the past, as he hit only .167 against sliders and .220 against cutters through last season. Through Tuesday, May 17, he was hitting .400 against sliders and .429 against cutters. His leg kick remains, but his stance is more similar to what he used in 2013 when he posted a .275/.374/.469 line for Class AAA Pawtucket. However, his BABIP of .396 is not sustainable compared to his career mark of .307. He's also not walking much and is chasing more pitches outside of the zone.
Fantasy Tip: If you scooped Bradley up off the waiver wire right before his hot streak started, you're sitting pretty. A fine late-season run last August showed that Bradley might be on the precipice of an improvement, especially in the power department. Those gains are being justified now, although he's surely due for some regression in the average department. Even so, Bradley should remain a nice contributor across the board for the rest of the year, despite hitting near the bottom of Boston's order most days.
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