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Cubs | Jon Lester has solid outing

Wed, 27 May 2015 20:53:03 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester allowed two runs on seven hits in seven innings against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 27. He struck out 10 batters and walked two during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) has pitched well in his six starts this month and has won four of his last five decisions. He is scheduled to face the Miami Marlins in his next start and should be a solid starting option on FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Dan Uggla draws into lineup vs. Cubs

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:12:57 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Dan Uggla is starting at second base and batting seventh against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Uggla ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has just 18 plate appearances in May, and against Jon Lester, Uggla should be viewed as nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief. He does have power potential, though.

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Cubs | David Ross starting behind the dish

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:31:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs C David Ross is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Ross ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has settled in as a leader in the clubhouse and catching Jon Lester, but Ross' fantasy value is limited, at best. With Max Scherzer starting against the Cubs Wednesday, Ross is a low-end option in all fantasy formats, and FantasyScore players should aim higher.

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Cubs | Chris Coghlan leading off

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:25:34 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan is batting leadoff and playing left field against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has picked up his play of late, and is riding a respectable 7-for-23 stretch with four runs, three home runs, four RBI and a .304/.385/.739 slash line. While typically setting the table for a potent lineup is a huge fantasy boost, facing Max Scherzer mitigates it Wednesday. Coghlan should be viewed as a low-price flier with upside for FantasyScore contests Wednesday. His value would skyrocket, especially in the run department, if he does stick in the leadoff spot, though.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler moved to cleanup spot

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:17:52 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler is batting fourth against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) has caught fire over the past few weeks as he has 19 runs, five home runs, eight RBI and four stolen bases with a .370 on-base percentage through his past 18 games. His run total will suffer for the duration of his tenure in the cleanup spot, but he will see more RBI opportunities, especially hitting behind Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler sitting vs. Nationals

Wed, 27 May 2015 13:08:37 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler is not in the starting lineup against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 27. OF Junior Lake is batting sixth and playing right field.

Fantasy Tip: Soler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been struggling to take off at the plate, and he is currently leading the National League in strikeouts (62). However, Soler still has a respectable .273 batting average and .333 on-base percentage. Warmer weather could help heat up his bat, so seasonal owners will want to remain patient. Lake ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a low-priced flier for FantasyScore contests Wednesday, especially facing Max Scherzer.

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Cubs | Jon Lester excelling in May

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:08:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester is 4-0 with a 1.85 ERA in five May starts heading into his outing against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Lester ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) has turned things around after an April that had his fantasy owners pretty worried. In the long run, the southpaw should be just fine. At FantasyScore today, though, paying up for Lester against a Nationals squad that has been hot the past month may be a mistake.

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Cubs | Chicago being patient with Javier Baez

Wed, 27 May 2015 06:35:34 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez is batting .321 through 23 games in May with Class AAA Iowa, but the organization is being patient with the prospect. However, senior vice president of scouting and player development Jason McLeod noted there are daily conversations about Baez joining the Cubs, and that there is potential Baez may audition in the outfield.

Fantasy Tip: Continue to stash Baez is all deep mixed and NL-only formats, as he has huge power potential for a middle infielder. However, there currently isn't an everyday job for him, unless he -- or another young infielder -- moves to the outfield. Expect Baez to force the issue with his bat at some point, and he could even be the big fish in a trade. Continue to check back for updates and monitor the young sluggers progress with Iowa.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber in September plans?

Wed, 27 May 2015 06:25:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber could be a player recalled when rosters expand in September, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Fantasy Tip: The fourth overall selection in the 2014 amateur draft, Schwarber is currently hitting .305 with a 1.035 OPS through 41 games at Class AA Tennessee. He has 25 runs, 10 home runs and 26 RBI, too. The caveat here is Schwarber holds catcher eligibility, and could help down the stretch in deep formats. At this point, he is just a name to take note of and monitor in all one-year leagues. Still, dynasty/keeper owners might have a speculative grab on their hands sooner than later, especially those rebuilding.

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Cubs | Kyle Hendricks has solid outing

Tue, 26 May 2015 20:18:26 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks allowed one run on four hits in seven innings against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, May 26. He struck out four batters and walked two during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Hendricks ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been a bit inconsistent over his last few starts but has one run or fewer in three of his last four starts. Hendricks is scheduled to make his next start against the Miami Marlins and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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Cubs | Javier Baez won't move to OF

Tue, 26 May 2015 14:57:56 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez isn't expected to move to the outfield, according to a team official. However, Baez could still see some playing time out there.

Fantasy Tip: Baez is hitting .311 (28-for-90) with five home runs and 17 RBI at Class AAA Iowa this year after a late start. He could be recalled later this summer or fall, depending on how playing time shakes out with Addison Russell at the major league level. Continue stashing Baez for now in deep mixed and NL-only leagues.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant continues to hit

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:45:21 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games, going 17-for-50 (.340) in that span. He's also hit safely in eight straight games at home with four home runs.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is starting to live up to the rookie hype after a slow start to his major league career. However, he may struggle to return a profit today against Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann, who is holding righty hitters to a slash line of .224/.259/.252 in 2015.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero out of the lineup

Mon, 25 May 2015 08:20:02 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 25. C David Ross will take his place in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Montero ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) should return to the lineup in the near future. Ross ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is only hitting .182 this season and has not recorded an RBI since April 24, so owners on FantasyScore probably should avoid using him.

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Cubs | Jonathan Herrera playing Sunday

Sun, 24 May 2015 12:26:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Jonathan Herrera is starting against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, May 24, in place of 2B Addison Russell. He is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Russell ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) is receiving the day off and should be removed from all fantasy lineups. Herrera ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) is not much more than a low-priced flier in FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Pedro Strop gets first save

Sun, 24 May 2015 05:57:28 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Pedro Strop picked up his first save of the season Saturday, May 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Tip: Strop hasn't allowed a run in three and two-third innings over his last four appearances. Hector Rondon has blown two of his last three save opportunities, and NL-only owners should be adding Strop just in case the Cubs make a change in the ninth inning.

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Avery Matt P
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Baez Javier 2B
Bard Daniel RP
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Bernard Oscar C
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Carter Anthony P
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Cavazos Andy RP
Cease Dylan P
Cervenka Hunter P
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Coghlan Chris OF
Coke Phil RP
Coleman Joseph P
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Concepcion Gerardo P
Contreras Wilson C
Cooper Blake RP
Craig Matt 3B
Crawford Evan M. OF
Denorfia Chris OF
Dent Ryan SS
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Doullard Jon C
Dubois Jason OF
Echevarria Angel OF
Edwards C.J. SP
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Esposito Brian C
Estevez Ricardo P
Feliciano Pedro RP
Fitzgerald Ryan OF
Florentino Arturo P
Flores Luis C
Flowers Clarence OF
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Frazier Jeff 1B
Frese Nate INF
Galvez Carlos P
Garcia Geivy RP
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Gibbs Micah C
Golden Reggie OF
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Green Craig P
Green Matt OF
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Gutierrez Carlos SP
Ha Jae-Hoon OF
Halter Shane SS
Hamilton Jon OF
Hammel Jason SP
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Hardman Clark OF
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Henderson James P
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Herrera Jonathan SS
Hickman Charles SS
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Jackson Edwin SP
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Jones Geoff P
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Joseph Alfred OF
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Lorick Jeffrey P
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Ross David C
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