Chicago Cubs news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:11:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Herrera ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) was filling in for Kris Bryant ($5,700, 11.4% of cap), and he responded with his best game of the season. However, Herrera is hitting just .229, and on the rare occasions he does spell Bryant, he typically won't provide much value at FantasyScore.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:07:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Soler's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) raw power will be a welcomed addition to any fantasy squad. Soler will return to an everyday role in right field when he's back, moving Chris Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) to more of a bench role for the Cubbies.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:52:49 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta allowed five hits and just one run while walking none and striking out seven in eight sharp innings to beat the New York Mets Thursday, July 2. Arrieta lowered his ERA on the season to 2.80 in the 98-pitch outing.
Fantasy Tip: Arrieta's ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) fine 2015 season is no fluke. In his last six starts, he's allowed just 10 earned runs in 41 innings while fanning 43. He should always be in consideration for a spot on your FantasyScore lineups when he pitches, and against offensively challenged clubs like the Mets, he becomes a lock.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:02:23 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Roach ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) allowed four earned runs in just 3 1/3 innings in his only other start this year against the St. Louis Cardinals. The matchup is a much better one for him, but he's still a deep sleeper best avoided on FantasyScore.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:32:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Herrera ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't much of an option on FantasyScore.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:31:51 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is hitting .325 this season, but he has just six extra-base hits. He has a really low ceiling on FantasyScore today against Jacob deGrom.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:30:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Castro ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is struggling with a .261-5-36 line and has a tough matchup. Avoid him on FantasyScore.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:08:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lester ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) hasn't been as dominant as expected in his first year in Chicago, and although he shut down the Mets, he is by no means a safe bet at FantasyScore in his next scheduled start against a St. Louis Cardinals team with a much better offense.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:05:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although Chicago has been using a committee to close games, don't read too much into Grimm's performance Wednesday. The game went 11 innings, and it is unlikely Grimm will see many save chances under normal situations.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:27:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) hit .317 (26-for-82) with one home run and six RBI in the month of June. He's an under-the-radar play tonight on FantasyScore in a run-producing spot in the lineup against the struggling Colon. There is value to be had here.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:00:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Montero ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) in all formats Wednesday. He is currently reeling at the dish with a .189/.250/.189 slash line over his past 12 games. Ross ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has .585 OPS this season, and FantasyScore players should aim higher Wednesday.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:51:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Herrera ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief for FantasyScore players. Russell ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has a .231/.310/.354 slash line over his past 38 games, and he is best replaced in the majority of seasonal formats at this point. There is plenty of upside for Russell, and he doesn't look lost at the highest level, especially in the field. Still, until he strings together a solid run at the plate, he is a low-end fantasy option.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:47:14 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hendricks ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has been inconsistent this season, but when he is on, he returns high-end numbers. Continue to view him as a high-risk, high-reward option for FantasyScore contests until he strings together a few strong outings in a row. Seasonal owners shouldn't be afraid to bench him against tough opponents, either. Although, Hendricks shouldn't be reserved for deep mixed leagues.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:13:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) looks to be getting a night off following several games in a row in the outfield. Coghlan's usual platoon partner, Chris Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap), is in right on Tuesday and is worth the pickup with a .340 road average and a .353 mark against lefties. Szczur ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't hitting well but he has a 1-for-3 mark against Mets SP Jon Niese, so he might be a wild card here.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:05:19 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Soler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) will be a low-end outfielder to consider on FantasyScore upon returning.
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