Chicago Cubs news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 23 May 2015 22:39:44 -0700
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.
Sat, 23 May 2015 15:37:00 -0700
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.
Fri, 22 May 2015 14:35:48 -0700
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.
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.
Thu, 21 May 2015 00:09:39 -0700
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.
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:26:42 -0700
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.
Tue, 19 May 2015 15:21:51 -0700
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.
Tue, 19 May 2015 10:12:20 -0700
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.
Mon, 18 May 2015 17:41:42 -0700
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.
Mon, 18 May 2015 17:40:25 -0700
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.
Sun, 17 May 2015 13:34:11 -0700
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.
Sat, 16 May 2015 17:43:19 -0700
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.
Sat, 16 May 2015 16:50:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wada is one to watch for good matchup on FantasyScore.
Sat, 16 May 2015 16:49:09 -0700
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.
Sat, 16 May 2015 10:50:59 -0700
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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