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Cubs | Chris Coghlan out of lineup Tuesday

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:13:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, June 30, against the New York Mets. OF Matt Szczur is batting in Coghlan's place.

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.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler begins rehab stint

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:05:19 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (ankle) went 0-for-3 with an RBI in his first rehab game at Class AAA Iowa Monday, June 29.

Fantasy Tip: Soler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) will be a low-end outfielder to consider on FantasyScore upon returning.

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


Cubs | Tsuyoshi Wada to DL

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:28:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Tsuyoshi Wada (deltoid muscle) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, June 28. RP Neil Ramirez (shoulder) was activated in a corresponding move.

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.

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


Cubs | Mike Baxter out of lineup Sunday

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:20:28 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Mike Baxter is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 28, against the St. Louis Cardinals. OF Chris Denorfia is hitting seventh.

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.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo laboring

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 16:30:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (undisclosed) was grimacing on a swing-and-miss in the first inning Saturday, June 27.

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.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler to begin rehab stint

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 15:54:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment next week. Soler ran the bases back-to-back days this weekend, which was huge, according to general manager Jed Hoyer.

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.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers


Cubs | Donn Roach recalled

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:48:44 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Donn Roach was recalled from Class AAA Iowa Saturday, June 27. RP Yoervis Medina was optioned to Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Give Roach a start or two to see what he has in the show before using him on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Tsuyoshi Wada not 100%

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:21:39 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) is not 100% and will miss his next scheduled start Saturday, June 27. However, Wada doesn't have any structural damage in his left shoulder.

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.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro returns to lineup

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:10:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (personal) is back in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey Friday, June 26.

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.

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Cubs | Donn Roach starting for Cubs Saturday

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:58:17 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Donn Roach will start against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, June 27.

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.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant good to go vs. Cards

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:41:20 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant (flu) is playing third base and batting third against St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey Friday, June 26. Bryant left the game due to the flu Thursday, June 25.

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.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler returns to the lineup

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.

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Cubs | Jake Arrieta has owned Cards

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.

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Cubs | Early hook for Jon Lester

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:14:59 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester had his shortest outing in more than three years, allowing four runs, four hits and four walks in four innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, June 25.

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.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant leaves sick

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:18:39 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant (flu) left the game early due to flu-like symptoms Thursday, June 25.

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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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
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
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 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
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
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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