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Cubs | Cubs starting Clayton Richard Saturday

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:56:26 -0700

The Chicago Cubs acquired SP Clayton Richard from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations Friday, July 3, and he will start against the Miami Marlins Saturday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: Richard was 4-2 with a 2.09 ERA through nine starts at Class AAA Indianapolis. He pitched in the majors from 2008 to 2013, and he posted a respectable 3.88 ERA and 1.34 WHIP through 520 innings over 84 starts between 2010 and 2012. Richard stands as a high-risk start in all formats Saturday, although, it isn't a terrifying matchup.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler could be returning soon

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:32:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (ankle) is batting second and playing right field for Class AAA Iowa Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Iowa begins a road trip after the game Friday, so there is a chance it will be Soler's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) final rehab outing. While FantasyScore players might want to hold off starting him in contests initially to allow him to shake off some rust at the major league level, seasonal owners can return Soler to their lineups immediately upon his recall.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro has day off

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:57:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is out of the lineup Friday, July 3, in favor of SS Jonathan Herrera.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) and his .229-1-10 line shouldn't be used on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Big day for Jonathan Herrera

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:11:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Jonathan Herrera went 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBI, a run scored and a walk in a 6-1 win over the New York Mets Thursday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) was filling in for Kris Bryant ($5,700, 11.4% of cap), and he responded with his best game of the season. However, Herrera is hitting just .229, and on the rare occasions he does spell Bryant, he typically won't provide much value at FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler back next week?

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:07:11 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (ankle) is "close" to returning, and manager Joe Maddon said Soler could be back when the team takes on the St. Louis Cardinals early next week.

Fantasy Tip: Soler's ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) raw power will be a welcomed addition to any fantasy squad. Soler will return to an everyday role in right field when he's back, moving Chris Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) to more of a bench role for the Cubbies.

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Cubs | Jake Arrieta sharp again

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:52:49 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta allowed five hits and just one run while walking none and striking out seven in eight sharp innings to beat the New York Mets Thursday, July 2. Arrieta lowered his ERA on the season to 2.80 in the 98-pitch outing.

Fantasy Tip: Arrieta's ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) fine 2015 season is no fluke. In his last six starts, he's allowed just 10 earned runs in 41 innings while fanning 43. He should always be in consideration for a spot on your FantasyScore lineups when he pitches, and against offensively challenged clubs like the Mets, he becomes a lock.

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Cubs | Donn Roach starting Saturday

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:02:23 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Donn Roach will make another start against the Miami Marlins Saturday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: Roach ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) allowed four earned runs in just 3 1/3 innings in his only other start this year against the St. Louis Cardinals. The matchup is a much better one for him, but he's still a deep sleeper best avoided on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant out Thursday

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:32:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant is out of the lineup Thursday, July 2, against New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom. 3B Jonathan Herrera is in his place.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't much of an option on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler takes a seat

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:31:51 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler is out of the lineup Thursday, July 2, against New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom. OF Chris Denorfia is hitting sixth in his place.

Fantasy Tip: Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is hitting .325 this season, but he has just six extra-base hits. He has a really low ceiling on FantasyScore today against Jacob deGrom.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro leading off

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:30:43 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is leading off Thursday, July 2, against New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is struggling with a .261-5-36 line and has a tough matchup. Avoid him on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Jon Lester sharp

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:08:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed no runs on five hits while striking out seven against the New York Mets Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($7,800, 15.6% of cap) hasn't been as dominant as expected in his first year in Chicago, and although he shut down the Mets, he is by no means a safe bet at FantasyScore in his next scheduled start against a St. Louis Cardinals team with a much better offense.

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Cubs | Justin Grimm notches save

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:05:53 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Justin Grimm recorded the final out against the New York Mets to pick up his first save of the season Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Although Chicago has been using a committee to close games, don't read too much into Grimm's performance Wednesday. The game went 11 innings, and it is unlikely Grimm will see many save chances under normal situations.

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Cubs | Chris Coghlan hitting cleanup

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:27:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan is hitting cleanup against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) hit .317 (26-for-82) with one home run and six RBI in the month of June. He's an under-the-radar play tonight on FantasyScore in a run-producing spot in the lineup against the struggling Colon. There is value to be had here.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero sitting out vs. Mets

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:00:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon Wednesday, July 1. C David Ross will be the starting catcher and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Montero ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) in all formats Wednesday. He is currently reeling at the dish with a .189/.250/.189 slash line over his past 12 games. Ross ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has .585 OPS this season, and FantasyScore players should aim higher Wednesday.

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Cubs | Addison Russell sitting vs. Mets

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:51:17 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Addison Russell is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 1. SS Jonathan Herrera is starting at second base and batting ninth against New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief for FantasyScore players. Russell ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) has a .231/.310/.354 slash line over his past 38 games, and he is best replaced in the majority of seasonal formats at this point. There is plenty of upside for Russell, and he doesn't look lost at the highest level, especially in the field. Still, until he strings together a solid run at the plate, he is a low-end fantasy option.

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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
Richard Clayton SP
Richie Tony C
Ridling Rebel 1B
Rios Jose SS
Rizzo Anthony 1B
Roach Donn SP
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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