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Cubs | Dexter Fowler will lead off Tuesday

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:39:24 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler will bat leadoff Tuesday, July 7, against left-handed St. Louis Cardinals SPs Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney, according to manager Joe Maddon. Maddon noted Fowler was not leading off Monday, July 6 to, "just take some heat off him and work on what he needs to work on."

Fantasy Tip: Currently riding a 8-for-51 slump, Fowler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has been struggling. There is a chance he will flip flop up and down the lineup over the next few weeks, but all that really changes is he'll trade runs scored upside for RBI opportunities.

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


Cubs | Rafael Soriano moves to Class AA

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:42:45 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Soriano is reporting to Class AA Tennessee Monday, July 6, in the next step towards joining the Chicago bullpen.

Fantasy Tip: Soriano is a desperation saves stash in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. Though, of late, the Cubs bullpen has been lights out, and there is no guarantee Soriano will even receive a sniff at saves. Jason Motte looks the part with a 0.53 ERA and 13 strikeouts with just 11 base runners allowed through 17 innings over his past 20 appearances.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNChicago.com - Patrick Mooney


Cubs | Jake Arrieta, Dallas Beeler going Tuesday

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:47:28 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta is starting the first game and SP Dallas Beeler is starting the second game of the doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, July 7.

Fantasy Tip: Arrieta ($9,100, 18.2% of cap) has found his groove with a 0.75 ERA and 21 strikeouts through 24 innings over his past three starts. During the run, he has held opposing hitters to a .408 OPS and he is a top-tier FantasyScore option Tuesday. Beeler is nothing more than a high-risk flier, and FantasyScore players, along with seasonal owners, should likely aim higher.

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


Cardinals | Tommy Pham leading off vs. Cubs

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:38:49 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Tommy Pham is leading off against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Monday, July 6.

Fantasy Tip: This is the third consecutive game Pham ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has hit first, and the move has Kolten Wong ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) batting sixth in the order. It splits up the Cardinals left-handed hitters, and it helps Wong's RBI upside. Wong is a little pricey without the handedness advantage for FantasyScore contests Monday, but Pham is cheap and stands as a flier. Pham also has fleeting value in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler dropped in the order

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:33:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler is batting seventh against St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey Monday, July 6.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is mired in an 8-for-51 slump, so a move down the order might help him restart his punch at the dish. It'll also help his RBI opportunities, which could be a nice boost for his seasonal owners. Until he heats up, FantasyScore players should likely fade Fowler.

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Cubs | Chris Coghlan leading off vs. Cards

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:24:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan is batting first against St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey Monday, July 6.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is 8-for-14 against Lackey in his career, and he has been swinging a hot bat (.317/.444/.436 line over his past 124 plate appearances). His fantasy value skyrockets hitting in front of the Anthony Rizzo ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) and Kris Bryant ($5,700, 11.4% of cap), and if Coghlan sticks, he is a must-own outfielder in the majority of seasonal leagues. Strongly consider Coghlan for FantasyScore contests Monday.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler struggling

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:52:12 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler is hitting just .157 over the last 15 games.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is unusable on FantasyScore right now.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler returns to the lineup

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:12:46 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (ankle) will start in right field against Miami Marlins SP Mat Latos Sunday, July 5, and is batting sixth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Soler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) returns after spending over a month on the disabled list with an ankle injury. Owners may want to wait a game or two before considering Soler a starting option on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo not starting

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:58:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo is not in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Mat Latos Sunday, July 5. OF Mike Baxter will start in first base and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Rizzo ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and should return to the lineup soon. Baxter ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting .265 in limited time this season, but owners on FantasyScore may want to look for better options to use.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler activated from DL

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:34:09 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (ankle) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, July 5. The team also optioned OF Matt Szczur to Class AAA Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Soler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) should return to his starting job in right field after being activated from the 15-day disabled list. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see how he plays in a game or two before considering him a starting option.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant having big game

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 17:10:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Kris Bryant homered in his first two at-bats against the Miami Marlins Saturday, July 4, following a two-run home run in the first inning with a grand slam in the third.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) has been experiencing a slight power outage, but he is on his way to a monster night. Hot and cold spells are to be expected from any rookie, but Bryant can take a FantasyScore lineup to another level if you catch him on the right night.

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Cubs | Jorge Soler to return soon?

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 14:09:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (ankle) could be activated from the disabled soon, according to manager Joe Maddon Saturday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: Soler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) hit four home runs in 208 plate appearances before landing on the DL. Soler was striking out at a 32.2% clip, negating the positives from his .383 BABIP. Soler should be given some time to catch back up to major league pitching before FantasyScore owners invest.

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


Cubs | Starlin Castro returns to action

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 12:15:35 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is back in the starting lineup against Miami Marlins SP Jarred Cosart Saturday, July 4, batting fifth. INF Addison Russell, who started at shortstop Friday, July 3, will play second base and bat ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) received a scheduled day off Friday. He is 6-for-21 over the past week and is hitting .273 against the Fish this year.

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Cubs | Still no word on Jorge Soler's next move

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 06:43:32 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler (ankle) has not been recalled from Class AAA Iowa, though it is expected he will not travel with the team for their upcoming 10-game road trip. Iowa manager Marty Pevey said Soler's timing is off and the reason he has gone just 2-for-13 thus far in his rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore players will want to consider Soler ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) a high-risk, high-reward option until he shows more consistency at the plate. He has high-end power upside, but he has struggled to gain traction at the dish this season. Seasonal owners wouldn't be out of line to be equally patient with Soler and not rush him back into their lineup. Expect him to join the Cubs as early as Saturday, July 4.

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


Cubs | Rafael Soriano to report to Mesa

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:31:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Soriano is expected to join one of the club's minor league affiliates following a short stay at the team's spring training complex in Mesa, Ariz. He had been in the Dominican Republic due to immigration issues but team president Theo Epstein said those problems are now behind him.

Fantasy Tip: Soriano could be of interest to owners who need saves in NL-only and deep mixed leagues, although there is no guarantee he will close games when he gets promoted. He is unlikely to pitch at the major league level before the All-Star break.

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Estevez Ricardo P
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Frese Nate INF
Galvez Carlos P
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Gibbs Micah C
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