Chicago Cubs news, rumors and injuries
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.
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:28:09 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Wada ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) had inflammation but apparently no structural damage, so he should be back shortly. In the meantime, disable Wada from your roster and seek help elsewhere for a replacement.
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:20:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The presence of Carlos Martinez may be keeping Baxter ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) out of the starting lineup. Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is 3-for-3 against Martinez lifetime, with two RBIs. Start Denorfia if you need an outfielder.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:30:36 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Rizzo was hit on the right forearm by a pitch Friday, and has it wrapped up. It's something to watch and could require a day off in the near future to rest.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 15:54:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mike Baxter's ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) run in right field is just about over. Soler will be a low-end option on FantasyScore upon returning.
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:48:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Give Roach a start or two to see what he has in the show before using him on FantasyScore.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:21:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: With Wada out tomorrow, Donn Roach will come up from the minors to make the start against the St. Louis Cardinals. He was sporting a 2.29 ERA in 14 starts for Class AAA Iowa this year, but he struck out only 3.6 hitters per nine. Roach is definitely one to avoid tomorrow against the Red Birds on FantasyScore.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:10:43 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Castro ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) does have all five of his home runs in 241 at-bats against right-handed pitchers this year. He's hitting .261 (74-for-283) with 35 RBI and four stolen bases in 2015. Castro is a midrange shortstop play in daily games.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:58:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Roach stands as an extremely risky option in all fantasy formats. He has pitched extremely well with Class AAA Iowa, though. Over 14 starts, Roach has a 7-1 record, a 2.29 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. His 3.6 K/9 is extremely low, however, and it stands to limit his upside.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:41:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bryant ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) is worthy of nightly consideration at FantasyScore. However, he is mired in a bit of a funk of late with just three hits over his past 27 plate appearances, and two of those hits went for home runs during his two-homer game Monday, June 22. It isn't out of the question to fade Bryant Friday.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:35:52 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (ankle) is playing center field and batting first against St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey Friday, June 26. Fowler has been limited to pinch hitting since leaving the game with an ankle injury Monday, June 22.
Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) hasn't been at his best of late and sports a .163/.229/.256 slash line dating back to Friday, June 12. Still, he has plenty of upside leading off for the Cubs and hitting in front of their two best hitters. Consider Fowler a risk/reward FantasyScore play Friday.
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:44:07 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta is 3-1 with a 1.51 ERA in seven career starts against the St. Louis Cardinals, who he faces Friday, June 26. He has struck out 49 and allowed 15 walks and 29 hits in 41 2/3 innings.
Fantasy Tip: Arrieta ($8,700, 17.4% of cap) is having a fine season, with a 3.07 ERA and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings. However, paying up for him on FantasyScore tonight against the Cardinals, who have the best record in baseball, seems unnecessary.
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:14:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Lester ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) saw his ERA climb to 4.03 on the year, and he hasn't picked up a win since May 16. He inconsistency from one start to the next makes him tough to trust at FantasyScore at his price tag.
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:18:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bryant ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) was 0-for-1 with a strikeout before leaving. There's a chance he'll be held out tomorrow, too, but check back before putting him in your daily lineups.
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