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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:23:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pedroia could return in time for the July 10-12 series against the New York Yankees, or the team could hold him out until after the All-Star break. Keep him stashed on your DL in the meantime.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:26:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Marrero ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) went 0-for-3 with two K's in his only appearance this year. Give him some time to show what he can do before using him on FantasyScore.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:25:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: HanRam ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has been out of the lineup for a week and is just 2-for-9 against Mark Buehrle in his career. Give him a day or two to find his stroke before dropping that much on FantasyScore for him.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:20:24 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello is scheduled to start Wednesday, July 1, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He enters winless since May 16 and he has lost six straight decisions. However, he beat the Blue Jays in his only appearance this season, allowing just one run over seven innings April 29 in Toronto.
Fantasy Tip: Porcello ($3,900; or 7.8% of cap) is hard to trust given his poor run lately, but his appearance against the Blue Jays earlier might make him a decent mid-level play in FantasyScore.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:08:08 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) looks like he'll avoid the DL, so his owners can breathe easy. You may want to give him a day or two back in the lineup before running with him on FantasyScore, though.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:01:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Victorino ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) would only be attractive to those in deep mixed and AL leagues if he's only starting against left-handed pitchers. Even then he won't retain much fantasy value, as he was only hitting .156 (5-for-32) against lefties before his injury. De Aza ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) should be targeted in AL leagues if he's not owned.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:13:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ramirez could return any day now, so keep an eye out. De Aza ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has been an excellent value play in Ramirez's absence, and he's riding a five-game hitting streak in which he has nine knocks (three home runs) and six RBI. He's more of a risk against Estrada, though, as he's taken no-hit bids deep into his last two outings.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:18:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hanigan is likely to see sporadic at-bats when he returns and he is only worth using in FantasyScore as a salary saver.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:17:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pedroia ($4,800; or 9.6% of cap) should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in at least one full game without any setbacks.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:17:14 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz allowed one run, five hits and no walks over eight innings in a win Monday, June 29, against the Toronto Blue Jays to win his third consecutive start. He is now 10-3 with a 2.21 ERA in 15 career starts against the Jays.
Fantasy Tip: Buchholz ($6,500; or 13.0% of cap) is 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 22 innings over his past three starts. Needless to say, he has re-emerged as a must-start FantasyScore option until he cools off.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:53:20 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez was tipping his pitches during his rough outing against the Baltimore Orioles last week, according to pitching coach Carl Willis. "It was borderline obvious," said Willis. "He'd been so good out of the windup. Going back and looking at the pitches he executed from the stretch, they were still quality pitches. It's safe to say that there's a good likelihood that could have had something to do with it." Rodriguez had only allowed one or fewer earned runs in four of his first five major league starts.
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) has come crashing back down to earth after a hot start, and he's allowed 16 earned runs in his last 14 2/3 innings over three starts. Against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, Rodriguez is a weak play. The Blue Jays lead all of baseball by a wide margin in runs scored, and they're even more dangerous at home.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:39:48 -0700
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox OF Hanley Ramirez (hand), who is dealing with a badly bruised left hand, is optimistic that he can return during the team's four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays this week. He could be back in the lineup if he feels fine swinging a bat over the next few days. Ramirez hasn't played since last Wednesday, but the Red Sox have avoided putting him on the disabled list after the swelling in his hand diminished over the weekend. OF Alejandro De Aza has started four straight games in left field and has gone 6-for-15 (.400) with three home runs and six RBI.
Fantasy Tip: It's wise to avoid Ramirez ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) at least until later this week, and sitting him in weekly leagues is probably the right call. De Aza ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) could once again be a very fine sleeper pick on FantasyScore while going against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey in a hitter-friendly environment tonight.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:07:48 -0700
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox OF Hanley Ramirez's (hand) MRI exam did not show anything, and there is optimism he can resume swinging Monday, June 29, or Tuesday, June 30, the team announced.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Ramirez ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) to return sooner than later, but given the nature of the injury, there could be a lingering negative impact to his bat. FantasyScore players would be wise to avoid him until he proves his health and shows signs of life at the dish.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:34:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It is a good sign that Ramirez ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is with the team, and it likely means, he is inching closer to returning. He underwent an MRI exam Sunday, June 28. Continue to avoid him in FantasyScore contests until he returns and proves his health. Expect more news to surface, so check back for a return timeline and an update on the severity of his injury.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:19:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Swihart ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) has picked up at the dish. He currently sports a five-game hitting streak and .871 OPS over his past 10 outings. He is a low-end catcher option in AL-only, cavernous mixed and two-catcher formats. Leon ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is 12-for-75 this season, and at this point, he shouldn't be targeted in any fantasy format.
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