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Cubs | Kris Bryant has forgettable debut

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:13:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his major league debut against the San Diego Padres Friday, April 17. He was hitting cleanup and starting at third base. Bryant said he had only three hours of sleep before his debut Friday. He was hitting .321 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 28 at-bats with Triple-A Iowa before his call-up. Cubs executive Theo Epstein said Bryant wouldn't have been brought up had 3B Mike Olt (wrist) not landed on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) looked overmatched and may have been pressing in his MLB debut Friday. If you had been stashing him in standard fantasy leagues, you'll want him in your starting lineups immediately. At FantasyScore, you may want to hold off and let him get his feet wet in the bigs first. A matchup against Padres starter Tyson Ross tomorrow could be another tough day for the youngster.

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Cubs | Jonathan Herrera starting at 2B

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:31:41 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Jonathan Herrera is starting at second base and hitting ninth in the batting order against San Diego Padres SP James Shields Friday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a weak-hitting utility infielder that should be ignored at FantasyScore, especially while hitting at the bottom of the lineup against an ace like Shields.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant hitting cleanup

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:46:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant was recalled from Triple-A Iowa Friday, April 17, and is hitting cleanup against the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant enters the fold with possibly the most hype since Bryce Harper came up in 2012. Give him a game or two to get his feet wet on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Mike Olt headed to DL

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:32:37 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (wrist) will be placed on the disabled list after an MRI revealed a fractured wrist Thursday, April 16.

Fantasy Tip: Olt was already a shaky play at FantasyScore because of his poor batting average, and he heads to the disabled list just in time for Kris Bryant to be called up. If Bryant performs at the level he is expected to, Olt may not have many at-bats waiting when he recovers.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant to be called up Friday

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:36:08 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant will be called up Friday, April 17. The Cubs will begin a home series against the San Diego Padres Friday, with RHP James Shields expected to start the series opener for the Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant hit .333 with two home runs in 29 plate appearances through just six games for Class AAA Iowa. Bryant should be owned in every league and will be a popular play in FantasyScore right away. After a jaw-dropping spring training run, there seems to be little reason to not invest in Bryant immediately, but owners should be looking for lesser owned assets in GPP games.

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


Cubs | Kris Bryant promotion coming Friday?

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:27:40 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant is hitting .333 in six minor league games with Triple-A Iowa with two home runs to start the year. The first day he can be promoted to the majors so that the Cubs can pick up an extra year of service time on him would be Friday, April 17. 3B Mike Olt (wrist) is dealing with an injured right wrist and 2B Tommy La Stella (rib cage) just landed on the disabled list. Cubs third basemen are hitting a combined .125 with a .472 OPS and one extra-base hit.

Fantasy Tip: It would not be a shock to see Bryant called up at the end of this week for offensive reinforcement in Chicago. He's a popular pick as the National League Rookie of the Year in 2015, and he has heaps of upside and monster power potential. He'll be a popular play at FantasyScore when he arrives on the scene.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman


Cubs | Mike Olt remains out

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:23:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (wrist) is still not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 15. 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at third base and is hitting seventh in the batting order against Cincinnati Reds SP Jason Marquis.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) brings an exciting mix of power and speed as an infielder, and he should be considered a nice sleeper choice at second base at FantasyScore against Marquis.

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Cubs | Mike Olt remains out Tuesday

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:15:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (wrist) remains out of the starting lineup Tuesday, April 14. 2B Jonathan Herrera is starting at third base and hitting ninth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Olt's injury doesn't seem to be too serious, and he was feeling better Tuesday, so he could be back in the starting lineup tomorrow. Herrera ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) isn't recommended for FantasyScore lineups, even against Cincinnati Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani.

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Cubs | Tommy La Stella to DL

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:30:03 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Tommy La Stella (rib cage) was placed on the disabled list with right rib cage inflammation Tuesday, April 14.

Fantasy Tip: Kris Bryant was not recalled to take La Stella's roster spot, but the big-time prospect could still be up in Chicago very soon. With Mike Olt (wrist) also dinged up, Arismendy Alcantara ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) should see consistent playing time in the Chicago infield in the short term. Consider him a sleeper Tuesday night against Cincinnati Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Jon Lester struggles on pickoff throw

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:40:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester threw over to first base on a pickoff attempt for the first time Monday, April 13, since April 30 of 2013, and he airmailed the throw into right field. Lester allowed just 12 steals in 16 attempts in 2013 and 16 in 21 attempts last year thanks to his quick slide step with a runner on first. The St. Louis Cardinals stole three bases off him on opening night, and the Cincinnati Reds had another last night.

Fantasy Tip: It's looking like Lester ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) may have a case of the yips on throws to first base to hold runners on, and it explains why he went all of last year (and the playoffs) without a single throw over. It remains to be seen how it'll affect his overall numbers and ERA, but opposing teams are likely to exploit this weakness and become even more aggressive on the basepaths against him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - David Schoenfield


Cubs | Jon Lester hit hard by Reds

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:55:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed six runs and 10 hits in six innings in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, April 13, and his ERA shot up to 7.84 after two starts this year. "He's still at the end of spring training right now," manager Joe Maddon said. "He'll be fine. I have no doubt about that."

Fantasy Tip: Remember that Lester ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) dealt with a bout of dead arm in spring training, and like Maddon mentioned, he may not be at top form to start the year. You'll want to be wary of Lester again in his next start at FantasyScore until he shows us that he can settle down.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler goes deep twice

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:46:37 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler hit a pair of two-run home runs in the team's extra-innings win over the Cincinnati Reds Monday, April 13. He went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBI in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Soler ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has tremendous upside in the Cubs' young lineup. He's off to a good start, too, going 7-for-23 (.304) with two home runs and six RBI. Coming off a big game, Soler is a nice option Tuesday against Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani.

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Cubs | Tommy La Stella headed for DL?

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:41:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Tommy La Stella (side), who hasn't played since last Wednesday because of a sore right side, could be headed for the disabled list. That could prompt the Cubs to promote 3B Kris Bryant from Triple-A Iowa. "They just started, though. We're trying to get him into a good rhythm down there. But we'll see. Obviously his development is a hugely important factor and the needs of the big league team as well," president Theo Epstein said. Bryant has hit four home runs in the last two games at Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant currently is unavailable at FantasyScore, because he's still in the minors. He should already be owned in all fantasy baseball leagues. Once Bryant is in the bigs, which could be at the end of this week, he'll likely be a popular FantasyScore play for his monstrous power upside.

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


Cubs | Mike Olt scratched from lineup

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:43:27 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (wrist) was scratched from the starting lineup Monday, April 13.

Fantasy Tip: Jonathan Herrera ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will fill in at third base Monday night and hit ninth in the batting order. Herrera should be considered a very weak FantasyScore option.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat


Cubs | Arismendy Alcantara starting Monday

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:15:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at second base and hitting ninth against Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake Monday, April 13.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is hitless in his first 12 at-bats of the 2015 season with one stolen base and five strikeouts. Alcantara is cheap for daily gamers, but the fact that he's hitting last in the lineup makes him less attractive to FantasyScore users.

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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
Castillo Lendy P
Castillo Welington C
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
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
Parker Blake RP
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
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
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
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Mallee John TO
Martinez Dave TO
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Quirk Jamie TO
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