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Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:11:06 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Jean Machi allowed three run on four hits against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Sept. 4, and RP Robbie Ross Jr. replaced him in the ninth inning and recorded the final out to log his first save.
Fantasy Tip: Machi's ERA since joining the Red Sox is now 7.43, and his status as the closer is shaky at best. Don't be surprised if Boston begins to use a committee going forward.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:56:06 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly allowed two runs on five hits and struck out five in six innings in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Sept. 4, extending his winning streak to seven straight starts.
Fantasy Tip: During the streak, Kelly ($6,900) has allowed two runs or less in six straight starts, and he makes a useful value play at FantasyScore until he cools off.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 14:57:41 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Pablo Sandoval (back) was scratched from the lineup Friday, Sept. 4, due to "back tightness." 1B Travis Shaw will take his place at third base and hit fifth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan.
Fantasy Tip: Shaw ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) surprisingly is hitting a cool .297 (11-for-37) in a small sample size against lefties this year. Morgan isn't an imposing lefty, so Shaw could deliver again against a southpaw tonight as a sleeper option on FantasyScore.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:51:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Swihart ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) owns a .411/.492/.554 slash line with 17 runs and nine RBI over his past 15 games, as the rookie is blossoming into a solid catcher option in all fantasy formats. Hanigan ($3,100, 6.2% of cap), meanwhile, offers little in the upside department, but he hit over .300 in August and owns a .359/.432/.462 line against lefties this season. FantasyScore players can view Hanigan as a relatively safe source of cap relief Friday.
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:44:01 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 4. 1B Allen Craig draws into the lineup at first base and is batting fifth against Philadelphia Phillies SP Adam Morgan Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) hasn't been a major disappointment when in the lineup, so fantasy owners will want to take a long look at replacements for their stretch drive. His .193/.223/.333 slash line since Wednesday, July 1, isn't doing your virtual team any favors, after all. Craig ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has been awful since joining the Red Sox last season and sports a .130/.244/.192 slash line over 168 plate appearances with the team. You should aim higher at first base in all fantasy formats, including FantasyScore.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:25:06 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although Owens ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) has a great deal of potential, he lacks the consistency to be a reliable FantasyScore option at this point. He is scheduled to make his next start against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:30:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Shaw ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) kicked off August with 15 runs, four doubles, six home runs, 12 RBI and a 1.267 OPS through his first 16 games of the month. However, his opponents clearly have a better game plan to attack him with, and Shaw hasn't responded. There is no guarantee he turns it around at the dish, either. He can be avoided in all formats at this point.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:50:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Vazquez should be ready to go in time for spring training next year, and he could battle Blake Swihart for regular playing time. He'll certainly come at a bargain in fantasy drafts in 2016, and he could be a nice target for those playing in two-catcher or AL-only setups.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:54:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 2. OF Rusney Castillo is starting in left field and hitting sixth against New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka.
Fantasy Tip: There appears no return in sight for Ramirez ($4,100, 8.2% of cap), and he will not play the outfield again this year. It's getting to that point where he could just be held out to end the year with Boston not playing for a postseason berth. Castillo ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) hit .338 (27-for-80) with three home runs and 18 RBI and is finishing off the 2015 season strong with everyday playing. He's not a bad option on FantasyScore.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:52:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Porcello ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has pitched much better of late and he has re-emerged as a decent low-end FantasyScore play at this price level.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:22:36 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello threw 94 pitches in his most previous outing, and 51 of the pitchers were sinkers, which was his signature pitch for years with the Detroit Tigers. "That's probably the most trust I've seen him have (with his sinker)," C Blake Swihart said. Porcello admitted this season he started to rely more on his four-seam fastball rather than his sinker. In his start Wednesday, Aug. 26, he threw his sinker more than 50 percent of his pitchers for just the third time in 21 starts. Last season he did it 22 of his 31 starts and he turned in a career-best 3.43 ERA.
Fantasy Tip: Porcello ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) got away from what made him successful last season and it has showed in his results in his first year in Boston. FantasyScore players might find him to be a nice bargain down the stretch if he sticks with his sinker and it continues to pay big dividends.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:54:50 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Jean Machi will not be the sole closer for the team for the remainder of the season, according to interim manager Torey Lovullo. Lovullo is leaning toward mixing and matching in the ninth inning moving forward.
Fantasy Tip: Machi has the leg up for the majority of the save chances moving forward after Junichi Tazawa failed miserably in his opportunity. Tazawa could see a chance here or there down the stretch, but Machi is now the one to own if you're still chasing saves.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:50:56 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) will not play the outfield again this year, according to interim manager Torey Lovullo, and the team is "hopeful" that Ramirez can play first base before the end of the season.
Fantasy Tip: It's looking increasingly unlikely that Ramirez ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) can make much of an impact for his fantasy owners for the rest of the 2015 season. Dropping him in deep mixed leagues wouldn't be the end of the world. His injury has led to everyday playing time for both Rusney Castillo ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) and Jackie Bradley Jr. ($5,000, 10.0% of cap).
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:37:52 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) is out for the fifth day in a row due to shoulder issues. OF Jackie Bradley Jr. is in the lineup and hitting ninth against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda.
Fantasy Tip: Indications are this shoulder has been hurting Ramirez ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) for longer than just a few days, and Bradley ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has been better-hitting and fantastic on defense. This is likely why Ramirez is learning first base. Keep Ramirez seated from any FantasyScore lineups, and it may be time to consider shelving him for the season.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:02:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bradley ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has turned up the intensity since Aug. 23, going 10-for-22 (.455) with four doubles, a homer and five RBIs in eight games to raise his average from .237 to .277.
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