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Cubs | Dexter Fowler has three-hit game

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:31:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler went 3-for-4 with a double Tuesday, July 28, against the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has raised his average from .231 to .243 just since July 19, posting four multi-hit games in the past eight outings. He is a must-start in FantasyScore while he is rolling along.

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Cubs | Tsuyoshi Wada make rehab start

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:30:26 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) allowed two unearned runs over six innings in a minor-league rehab start with Class AAA Iowa Monday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain how much longer Wada will need on his need on his rehab stint, and when he returns what capacity he will pitch - starter or relief. Wait to see him officially return and his role clear up before trusting him again.

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Cubs | Javier Baez activated from DL

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:13:21 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez (finger) has been activated from the disabled list Tuesday, July 28.

Fantasy Tip: Baez will remain at Class AAA Iowa for the time being, but he could find himself headed to a major league roster shortly after Friday's trade deadline. Both Baez and Starlin Castro have been mentioned in trade rumors, and Baez should be back in the majors before long.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Des Moines Register - Tommy Birch

Cubs | Chris Coghlan sitting out

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:25:50 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan is not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Yohan Flande Tuesday, July 28. OF Chris Denorfia will start in left field and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) usually sits out against left-handed pitchers, so he should return to the lineup soon. Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is hitting .264 with six RBI this month and could be a cheaper option if owners are looking to spend money on other positions.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler on a hot streak

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:48:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler is 13-for-39 (.333 batting average) with 13 walks and five strikeouts (.500 on-base percentage), a .436 slugging percentage and a .936 OPS in his last 11 games.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is an affordable daily play on FantasyScore while the bat is hot, especially against left-handed pitching. He is batting .321 with a .400 OBP and a .797 OPS against left-handers for the season. In yearly leagues, nine home runs and 16 stolen bases are solid, but the .237 batting average makes him a fourth or fifth outfielder in standard leagues. The Cubs have a crowded offensive lineup so pay close attention to their roster moves and Fowler's at-bats the rest of the way.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Mark Gonzales

Cubs | Tommy La Stella working way back

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:45:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Tommy La Stella (rib cage) was at Wrigley Field Monday, July 27, working out before he heads out on a minor-league rehab assignment. He has been sidelined since April 9 due to right rib cage inflammation.

Fantasy Tip: La Stella is making his way back slowly, already having had one setback in May in a minor-league rehab game. Avoid him until he can officially return and prove his health in multiple games without any setbacks.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber to see more time in LF?

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:44:32 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber could continue to see more playing time in left field, manager Joe Maddon said Monday, July 27. On days when Schwarber isn't starting behind the plate, he's working on outfield drills with coach Dave Martinez.

Fantasy Tip: The Cubs would be wise to get Schwarber ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) into the lineup for his power potential. FantasyScore players would be wise to use him when he starts because of his reasonable price tag and pop.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro tries to break slump

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:43:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro entered the game Monday, July 27, against the Colorado Rockies hitting just .139 in the month of July. Manager Joe Maddon watched video of Castro from last season, and the shortstop has been doing drills with hitting coach John Mallee trying to work on a more direct path to the ball.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) has been overpriced for FantasyScore players during most of July. Avoid him until his price tag falls dramatically or he starts to show more consistency at the dish.

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Cubs | Tyson Ross pursued by Cubbies

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:42:54 -0700

The Chicago Cubs focus in trade talks with the San Diego Padres is on SP Tyson Ross, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Ross ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) has emerged as a must-start FantasyScore option due to his fantastic strikeouts to nine innings (K/9) ratio, so he is a solid option wherever he lands.

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Cubs | Will Venable eyed by Cubbies

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:38:37 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Will Venable is drawing interest from the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: A trade of Venable ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) wouldn't be an earth-shattering move, and he'd likely be a fourth outfielder in Chicago. Even though Venable's playing time wouldn't be affected all that much, it would have to be seen as a positive for his fantasy value in deeper leagues, as he's hitting much better on the road (.284) than at Petco Park (.196) this year.

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Cubs | Chris Coghlan out vs. lefty

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:41:56 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan is not in the lineup against Colorado Rockies left-handed SP Jorge De La Rosa Monday, July 27. OF Chris Denorfia is starting in left field and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) owns a career .250 average (6-for-24) with three RBI against De La Rosa. He hasn't been bad against lefties this year, either, so he could return nice value tonight on FantasyScore, and he'll help give you salary cap relief elsewhere.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber in two-hole again

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:38:17 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber is hitting second against Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa Monday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has been a nice addition to the Cubbies lineup and has plenty of power upside, but a matchup against a left-handed pitcher could make it tough for him to produce tonight. For what it's worth, Schwarber has two hits in eight at-bats against southpaws at the major league level, but all three of his home runs were against righties.

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Cubs | Dallas Beeler starting Tuesday

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:38:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Dallas Beeler will start against the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, July 28.

Fantasy Tip: Beeler last made a spot start July 22 and allowed three earned runs in just two innings against the Cincinnati Reds. Against the dangerous Rockies lineup, Beeler should be avoided on FantasyScore in this spot start.

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Cubs | Chicago in the mix for Cole Hamels

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:15:47 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels remains in the mix for the Chicago Cubs in trade discussions, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: The Rangers and the Dodgers are the favorites for Hamels' ($8,300, 16.6% of cap) services, but the Cubs could land him, too. Hamels will surely see his fantasy value rise with a trade out of Philly to a contender, and he'll be that much more valuable as a fantasy ace for the rest of the season.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant can't find rhythm

Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:46:41 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant went 0-for-3 in an 11-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, July 26, and he is 6-for-40 with five RBI since the All-Star break.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant ($5,600, 11.8% of cap) has just one homer since July 5, and it is hard to justify paying his price tag at FantasyScore while he is struggling.

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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
Buchter Ryan RP
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
Carlin Luke C
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
Chambers Adron OF
Coghlan Chris OF
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
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
Happ Ian 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 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
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
Richard Clayton SP
Richie Tony C
Ridling Rebel 1B
Rios Jose SS
Rizzo Anthony 1B
Robles Gregorio OF
Rodriguez Jhon P
Rohlicek Russ P
Rondon Hector RP
Rondon Manuel P
Roquet Rocky P
Ross David C
Rosscup Zach P
Russell Addison SS
Russell James RP
Sabates Roberto C
Sanchez Daniel SS
Santiago Andres P
Santo Joel P
Sasser Dustin P
Sawyer Marc INF
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
Soriano Rafael RP
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
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
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Mallee John TO
Martinez Dave TO
McLeod Jason TO
Quirk Jamie TO
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