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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:22:48 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello became the first pitcher in 55 years to start a season 10-0 at Fenway Park, allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits while walking one and striking out eight over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Minnesota Twins Sunday, July 24.
Fantasy Tip: It wasn't his finest outing by any means, but Porcello continues to exceed expectations. He is a must-start player in season-long leagues and a viable option in daily formats when he pitches at home.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:18:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: His power has come and gone over the course of the year, but he has enjoyed a solid season at the plate overall. He should be starting in season-long leagues, and he is also an option in daily formats while his power stroke is working.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:12:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Check back to see if Betts does make his return, but as soon as he is back in the lineup, he should be back starting in all fantasy formats.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:12:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Kelly went 2-0 with an 8.46 ERA in six starts earlier this season before being demoted but will serve as a reliever this time around, severely limiting any fantasy value he had left. Kelly tossed five scoreless innings of relief for Pawtucket over four outings, with one walk and nine strikeouts. Hembree posted a 2.41 ERA in 37 1/3 innings but had struggled mightily in his last three games and had allowed left-handed batters to hit .402 against him this year, with right-handed batters hitting just .198.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:39:04 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts (knee) and DH David Ortiz are not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone Sunday, July 24. 1B Hanley Ramirez will bat cleanup and serve as the designated hitter, with INF Travis Shaw batting seventh and playing first base and OF Bryce Brentz playing left field and batting eighth. In addition, C Ryan Hanigan will bat ninth and start behind the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Shaw is just 2-for-17 (.118) over the past seven days, while Hanigan is 2-for-12 (.167) during the month of July. Both players should be avoided in all fantasy formats. Brentz is batting .308 versus southpaws this season and is worthy of consideration as a value play in DFS.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:49:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Holt is hitting .333 this month, and he has a good matchup against Ricky Nolasco. Hill is hitting .306 this month, and both are solid low-end options.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:30:03 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts (knee) is out of the lineup Saturday, July 23, with OF Michael Martinez hitting ninth. Manager John Farrell said nothing is structurally wrong with Betts. He is day to day, but he could miss some time.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez isn't a potent enough bat to use in fantasy, even against Ricky Nolasco. Keep an eye on what the Red Sox opt to do in Betts' absence. Chris Marrero could come up, and he'd be a matchup play.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:38:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Boston having acquired Drew Pomeranz, Buchholz is increasingly viewed as an odd man out. This may be a case where a change of scenery might do Buchholz some good. Stay tuned to see where he ends up and, if he does have a new team, how that new team uses him.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:33:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although Rodriguez's overall numbers this season look terrible, he has posted a respectable 2.19 ERA in two starts since the All-Star break. He's worth owning in the majority of seasonal leagues based on his potential.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:42:37 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts (knee) left the game against the Minnesota Twins Friday, July 22, because of right knee soreness. He is considered day-to-day and was replaced in right field by INF/OF Michael Martinez.
Fantasy Tip: Betts went 1-for-2 with a solo home run before leaving Friday's contest after the fourth inning. The 23-year-old is 8-for-14 with three homers in his last four games and is a viable option in all fantasy formats when healthy.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:24:06 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Andrew Benintendi is making his first career start in left field for Class AAA Portland Friday, July 22. The organization was to prepare him for an eventual role as the left fielder, but there is currently no timeline for his promotion.
Fantasy Tip: Benintendi owns a .277/.342/.475 slash line over 225 plate appearances with Portland, but at just 21, he might not be much of a fantasy factor this season. A cup of coffee with semi-regular playing time in September seems most likely, and outside of cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues that doesn't carry much value. For now, it's best to just monitor Benintendi's progress over the next few weeks.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:47:54 -0700
Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara (pectoral) received a platelet rich plasma injection Friday, July 22, but he does not have a firm return timeline currently. ESPNBoston.com's Scott Lauber speculates Uehara will be out until Thursday, September 1.
Fantasy Tip: Uehara is a potential stash candidate if you have the luxury of additional bench spots or DL slots. However, given his potential return timeline, he likely won't be in the mix for the ninth-inning gig when healthy. There probably isn't a lot of fantasy value ahead for the 41-year-old reliever.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:54:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Suzuki has been moving the fantasy needle since the calendar flipped to June with a .345/.371/.529 slash line. He's worth a look in all leagues while hitting this well. Centeno is nothing more than a low-end option in all fantasy formats given his career .204/.275/.360 line.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:31:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Craig Kimbrel (knee) and Koji Uehara (pectoral) both currently on the DL, Tazawa can carry great importance over the next few weeks, even having potential to close some games if Brad Ziegler is unavailable. At the very least, Tazawa can be very useful in leagues that score holds, as he'll get plenty of opportunities.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:45:03 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits while walking one and striking out a season-high nine over eight innings in a win over the Minnesota Twins Thursday, July 21.
Fantasy Tip: Wright bounced back after a few mediocre outings, and you may want to try to sell high on the 31-year-old while his overall numbers remains strong.
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