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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo drives in six

Sat, 23 May 2015 22:39:44 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 with one home run, a run and six RBI Saturday, May 23, at the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rizzo hit a game-winning, three-run home run in the ninth inning.

Fantasy Tip: Rizzo ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) is hitting .300 in his last 10 at-bats after a mini-slump of 1-for-13 in his prior four games. Rizzo is finding his stroke against the Diamondbacks and should be a fine play in FantasyScore Sunday, May 24.

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Cubs | Addison Russell batting ninth

Sat, 23 May 2015 15:37:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Addison Russell will bat ninth Saturday, May 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Tip: Russell ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) went 3-for-10 in his last two games, but he finds himself batting behind pitcher Jake Arrieta Saturday. While Russell's play has been improving of late, his position in the batting order drastically reduces his value on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler living on base

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:35:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler has a .431 on-base percentage during his 13-game on-base streak which dates back to Friday, May 8.

Fantasy Tip: During the stretch, Fowler ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has 15 runs, three home runs, six RBI and two stolen bases with a .304/.431/.609 slash line. He is thriving setting the table for the powerful Chicago lineup, and he is a threat to lead the National League in runs scored. He presents a huge profit opportunity for FantasyScore players with his current cap hit very affordable. Fowler should be owned in all seasonal formats, too.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant continues power surge

Thu, 21 May 2015 18:34:50 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant hit a home run in the first inning against the San Diego Padres Thursday, May 21, extending his hitting streak to 10 games and giving him five home runs in his last 39 at-bats.

Fantasy Tip: It took a while for Bryant ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) to find his power stroke, but he showing his immense potential in a big way lately. The rookie could run hot and cold throughout the year, but he is a great option at FantasyScore while he is rolling.

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Cubs | Tsuyoshi Wada solid in opening start

Thu, 21 May 2015 00:09:39 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Tsuyoshi Wada struck out nine in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday, May 20, against the San Diego Padres. Wada earned no decision in the opening start of his season.

Fantasy Tip: Wada was excellent in his first outing after returning from a groin strain, and all it will take are a couple longer outings to straighten Wada out. Keep an eye on his progress before inserting him in your lineup.

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Padres | Abraham Almonte leading off vs. Cubs

Wed, 20 May 2015 15:26:42 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Abraham Almonte is starting in center field and hitting leadoff against Chicago Cubs SP Tsuyoshi Wada Wednesday, May 20. OF Will Venable will start on the bench against a lefty.

Fantasy Tip: Almonte ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) and Venable ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) are effectively in a platoon situation in center field with Wil Myers (wrist) on the DL. Venable offers more speed and power upside as a sleeper play at FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant in midst of hit streak

Tue, 19 May 2015 15:21:51 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant is hitting .455 (10-for-22) with three home runs and eight RBI during his current seven-game hitting streak.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is back in the lineup Tuesday after leaving Sunday with an illness. Bryant has really turned it up a notch with the bat in May, and he continues to get on base at a rapid pace. He's never really a bad option at FantasyScore, but against James Shields, the San Diego Padres' ace, Bryant could struggle to return value. Bryant had a rough go of it against Shields in his major league debut last month.

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Cubs | Javier Baez progressing in minors

Tue, 19 May 2015 10:12:20 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez has a slash line of .296/.375/.423 with 25% strikeouts in 19 games with Class AAA Iowa this year.

Fantasy Tip: Baez still has plenty of work to do to prove that he deserves another call-up to the major leagues, and the Cubs currently have another top prospect playing the keystone in Addison Russell ($3,200, 6.4% of cap). Baez is still worth stashing in deep mixed, keeper and NL-only leagues, but just know that it might not be until much later this summer or September before he's back in the bigs.

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Cubs | Junior Lake to join roster Tuesday

Mon, 18 May 2015 17:41:42 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake is expected to join the team Tuesday, May 19, for the series opener against the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Lake will serve as an option off the Cubs bench on most days, but he could draw the occasional start against left-handed pitchers. Lake has a career batting average of .286 against lefties in 174 plate appearances. Lake will be a nice, cheap FantasyScore option for those rare starts.

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Cubs | Tsuyoshi Wada to start Wednesday

Mon, 18 May 2015 17:40:25 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Tsuyoshi Wada (groin) is to be activated from the disabled list in time to start Wednesday, May 20, against the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Wada had a 2.86 ERA and a 7.53 K/9 across six starts at Class AAA before sustaining the injury. FantasyScore owners should wait to see if Wada is fully healthy and able to carry his success into the majors before investing.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant leaves game

Sun, 17 May 2015 13:34:11 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant (illness) left the team's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, May 17, due to feeling under the weather.

Fantasy Tip: It was humid in Chicago on Sunday, so Bryant ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) could have developed heat exhaustion. It sounds like this is a one-time occurrence and will not affect him moving forward.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler setting the table

Sat, 16 May 2015 17:43:19 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler has scored at least one run in eight of his last nine games and has scored six runs in his last three.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has been solid at the top of Chicago's lineup, and he is not a bad investment for the price at FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Tsuyoshi Wada could enter rotation

Sat, 16 May 2015 16:50:07 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Tsuyoshi Wada is the logical choice to take SP Travis Wood's rotation spot, according to beat writer Bruce Miles.

Fantasy Tip: Wada is one to watch for good matchup on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Travis Wood to bullpen

Sat, 16 May 2015 16:49:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood has been moved to the bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Wood filled in for Hector Rondon for a save Saturday. Rondon had pitched three straight days and four of five days. He was warming in the bullpen behind Wood, so it doesn't seem like he has been demoted, but you never know with Joe Maddon. Wood loses most of his fantasy value if he pitches in middle relief.

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Cubs | David Ross catching Saturday

Sat, 16 May 2015 10:50:59 -0700

Chicago Cubs C David Ross is starting against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, May 16.

Fantasy Tip: With SP Jon Lester on the mound for the Cubs this afternoon, it is not surprising to see Ross ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) behind the plate. However, he doesn't offer much more than cap relief in FantasyScore, as his .192/.364/.346 slash line will attest. You can probably find better options at catcher than Ross at a comparable price.

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Alcantara Arismendy 2B
Almora Albert OF
Anderson Dennis C
Angulo Fabian P
Arrieta Jake SP
Ashwood Zachary P
Avery Matt P
Bachman Corey P
Baez Javier 2B
Bard Daniel RP
Bautista Luis C
Baxter Mike OF
Beeler Dallas SP
Bernard Oscar C
Black Corey RP
Blackburn Paul P
Blackford Todd P
Boegarts Jair 1B
Borques Smaily OF
Brannon Clint P
Brazis Matt P
Bristow Justin P
Britton Drake SP
Bryant Kris 3B
Bueno Francisley RP
Bunton Michael P
Burke Kyler P
Cabeza Yaniel C
Cabrera Alberto P
Calvert Kurt OF
Camp Matt INF
Campusano Edward P
Caratini Victor C
Cardenas Adrian 3B
Cardona Javier C
Caridad Esmailin P
Caro Roberto OF
Carreno Marcelo SP
Carrillo Marco P
Carter Anthony P
Carter Brian P
Cash David P
Castillo Jesus RP
Castro Starlin SS
Cates Zach P
Cavazos Andy RP
Cease Dylan P
Cervenka Hunter P
Chambers Adron OF
Coghlan Chris OF
Coke Phil RP
Coleman Joseph P
Coles Corey OF
Concepcion Gerardo P
Contreras Wilson C
Cooper Blake RP
Craig Matt 3B
Crawford Evan M. OF
Denorfia Chris OF
Dent Ryan SS
Diaz Dayan P
Doullard Jon C
Dubois Jason OF
Echevarria Angel OF
Edwards C.J. SP
Espino Paolo P
Esposito Brian C
Estevez Ricardo P
Feliciano Pedro RP
Fitzgerald Ryan OF
Florentino Arturo P
Flores Luis C
Flowers Clarence OF
Fowler Dexter OF
Frazier Jeff 1B
Frese Nate INF
Galvez Carlos P
Garcia Geivy RP
Germen Gonzalez RP
Gibbs Micah C
Golden Reggie OF
Gonzalez Edgar INF
Green Craig P
Green Matt OF
Gregg Davy OF
Gresky David OF
Grimm Justin P
Gutierrez Carlos SP
Ha Jae-Hoon OF
Halter Shane SS
Hamilton Jon OF
Hammel Jason SP
Hanneman Jacob OF
Harben Adam P
Hardman Clark OF
Harris Tyrelle P
Hempy Arik P
Henderson James P
Hendricks Kyle SP
Hernandez Diory INF
Hernandez Robert P
Herrera Jonathan SS
Hickman Charles SS
Higgins Yuri P
Hoorelbeke Sean 1B
Howard Ben SP
Huijer Lars P
Ibarra Walter SS
Jackson Edwin SP
Jackson Jon P
Jackson Nic OF
Jackson Randy P
Jan Carlos P
Jimenez Eloy OF
Johnson Grant P
Johnson Jonathan J. 3B
Johnson Leon OF
Johnson Pierce P
Jokisch Eric SP
Jones Geoff P
Jones Jericho OF
Jones Nick 2B
Joseph Alfred OF
Keedy Ryan 1B
Kennard Jeffrey P
Koerber Scott RP
Kosow Jason P
La Stella Tommy 2B
Lake Junior OF
Lambert Casey P
Larsen Andrew SS
Layden Timothy P
Leal Erick P
Lebron Jesse P
Lester Jon SP
Lewis Jensen RP
Lockhart Daniel SS
Lopaze Danny 1B
Lopez Andrew OF
Lopez Rafael C
Lorick Jeffrey P
Loux Barret P
Macias David OF
Made Jose INF
Maestri Alessandro P
Malave Mark C
Marcano Ricardo 3B
Marsello Jake P
Martinez Ericdervid P
Martinez Jonathan P
Matchulat Toby P
Mathes J.R. P
Maysonet Edwin SS
McClain Scott 3B
McCormack Zack P
McDaniel Dan P
McKinney Billy OF
McNutt Trey P
McQuade Tony OF
Medina Yoervis RP
Meyer Scott P
Meyers Ryan P
Miller Gerald OF
Mitchell Tarlandas P
Montero Miguel C
Morgan Ryan INF
Morris A.J. P
Moss Bill INF
Mota Arismendy P
Mota Jonathan INF
Motte Jason RP
Mottran Billy 3B
Murray Heath RP
Muschko Craig P
Nagel Jonathan P
Negrin Yoanner RP
Norwood Ryan INF
Olt Mike 3B
Opitz Jake 2B
Oropesa Eddie RP
Ortiz Joseph RP
Ovando Ariel OF
Overholt Sean P
Paniagua Juan Carlos P
Papelbon Jeremy SP
Paulino Felipe SP
Pawelek Mark P
Peralta Starling P
Perkins Vince P
Petrick Billy RP
Pignatiello Carmen P
Pimentel Carlos SP
Pineda Francoris P
Pineyro Ivan SP
Ramirez Horacio P
Ramirez Manny OF
Ramirez Neil RP
Rea Jeffrey INF
Reyes Rene OF
Rhee Dae-Eun P
Rhoderick Kevin P
Richie Tony C
Ridling Rebel 1B
Rios Jose SS
Rizzo Anthony 1B
Roach Donn P
Robles Gregorio OF
Rodriguez Jhon P
Rohlicek Russ P
Rondon Hector RP
Roquet Rocky P
Ross David C
Rosscup Zach P
Rusin Chris SP
Russell Addison SS
Russell James RP
Sabates Roberto C
Sanchez Daniel SS
Santiago Andres P
Santo Joel P
Sasser Dustin P
Sawyer Marc INF
Schlereth Daniel RP
Schlitter Brian P
Schwarber Kyle C
Serrano Juan Yasser P
Shafer Aaron P
Shipman Andrew P
Shoulders Rock 1B
Siegfried Christopher P
Silva Rubi OF
Silverio Pedro P
Simokaitis Joe SS
Smith Carlton RP
Soler Jorge OF
Sontag Ryan OF
Spencer Matt OF
Stanford Jason RP
Strop Pedro RP
Svetlic Mike INF
Szczur Matt OF
Szuminski Jason P
Taylor Scott P
Teagarden Taylor C
Thomas Anthony INF
Tidball Adam C
Tineo Jose P
Trinidad Polin P
Tseng Jen-Ho P
Turner Jacob SP
Underwood Chad P
Underwood Duane P
Valaika Chris SS
Valdez Jeudy INF
Varvaro Anthony RP
Vento Stephen P
Villanueva Christian 3B
Vogelbach Dan 1B
Wada Tsuyoshi SP
Wallach Brett SP
Wang Yao-Lin P
Watkins Logan 2B
Wick Olin C
Willis TeWayne OF
Wood Travis SP
Wright Ty OF
Wyatt Jonathan OF
Zych Tony P

Bell David TO
Blanco Henry TO
Borzello Mike TO
Bosio Chris PC
Brumley Mike TO
Bush Randy TO
Castro Jose TO
Dascenzo Doug TO
Deer Rob TO
Dempster Ryan TO
Dorey Matt TO
Epstein Theo TO
Font Franklin TO
Hinske Eric TO
Hoyer Jed GM
Hyde Brandon TO
Jones Gary TO
Lilly Ted TO
Littlefield Dave TO
Maddon Joe MAN
Madison Jaron TO
Mallee John TO
Martinez Dave TO
McLeod Jason TO
Quirk Jamie TO
Riggans Mark PC
Strode Lester TO

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