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Cubs | Javier Baez batting seventh vs. Reds

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:00:59 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is starting at second base and batting seventh against Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani Tuesday, Sept. 1. 2B Starlin Castro is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Baez ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) posted a .324/.385/.527 slash line with 49 runs, 13 home runs nad 61 RBI over 70 games with Class AAA Iowa this season, and he hit nine home runs during his cup of coffee with the Cubs last year. He owns high-end power for a middle infielder and is worth an immediate add in the majority of seasonal leagues, although don't expect his plus-.300 batting average to accompany him to the majors. FantasyScore players can take a speculative flier on Baez Tuesday, especially given his friendly cap hit. Castro's ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) playing time projects to be on the decline with Baez joining the big club.

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Cubs | Austin Jackson acquired by North Siders

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:01:35 -0700

The Chicago Cubs acquired OF Austin Jackson from the Seattle Mariners Monday, Aug. 31, for a player to be named later.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Jackson ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) to enter a timeshare in the Chicago outfield. How large his role will be is yet to be seen, but with Jorge Soler (oblique) out, Chicago has resorted to playing Kris Bryant in the outfield some. Jackson is an immediate grab for all NL-only owners, and his value doesn't project to change significantly in mixed leagues. He should see semi-regular at-bats in the short term.

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Cubs | Jake Arrieta tosses no-hitter

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:00:47 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Aug. 30, striking out 12 and walking one.

Fantasy Tip: Arrieta ($9,400, 18.8% of cap) lowered his ERA to 2.11, and he has held opponents scoreless in four of his last six starts. Find a way to make room for him at FantasyScore whenever he takes the mound.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber out of Sunday lineup

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:56:45 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Kyle Schwarber is not in the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. 30, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF Matt Szczur is hitting sixth against Cubs SP Alex Wood.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is mainly out due to the left vs. left matchup, but a .160 batting average in the past week is another solid reason to sit Schwarber. Szczur is hitting .226 in the past week and really has little fantasy value.

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Cubs | Chris Coghlan not starting Sunday

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:46:22 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Coghlan is not starting the Sunday, Aug. 30, game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF Chris Denorfia is in right field and hitting second against Cubs SP Alex Wood.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is hitting .158 in the past seven days, so with the left vs. left matchup it is an appropriate time to sit him. Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has four hits in five at-bats against Wood and may be worth the small FantasyScore price.

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Cubs | Javier Baez to be recalled Tuesday

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:01:26 -0700

The Chicago Cubs are expected to promote 2B Javier Baez from Class AAA Iowa Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Fantasy Tip: In 69 games for Iowa this season, Baez hit .315 with 13 home runs, 60 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. He is expected to see time at second base, shortstop and third base and deserves to be stashed in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.

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Cubs | Justin Grimm dominating in relief role

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:31:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Justin Grimm pitched a scoreless seventh inning during the Cubs' 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Aug. 29. The outing extended his scoreless inning steak to 15.

Fantasy Tip: Grimm owns high-end ratios for the season, and he can help in the majority of seasonal formats. He is locked into a high-leverage role with the Cubs and also has two wins and three saves for the season. Don't overlook how beneficial a 1.17 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP and a 12.4 K/9 can be in boosting your rotation's numbers.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro not in lineup

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:49:41 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is not in the lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Mat Latos Saturday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Tommy La Stella will replace Castro ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) at second base, but he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw whiffs 14 Cubs

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:50:18 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out 14 batters through eight innings during the Dodgers' 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs Friday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Kershaw ($9,900, 19.8% of cap) owns a 0.95 ERA over his past 11 starts with 105 strikeouts through 85 innings. He is locked in and worth every penny at FantasyScore. It is usually worth budgeting your lineup around him, too.

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Cubs | Chris Denorfia batting second

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:43:50 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Denorfia is starting in right field and batting second against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw Friday, Aug. 28. 2B Chris Coghlan is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) has been manning the outfield of late, but he rarely starts against lefties. Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a desperation flier at FantasyScore Friday. Kershaw ($9,900, 19.8% of cap) presents an incredibly difficult matchup.

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Cubs | No Kyle Schwarber vs. Dodgers

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:35:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 28. OF Matt Szczur is starting in left field and batting sixth, and C Miguel Montero is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw Friday.

Fantasy Tip: As expected, Schwarber ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has slowed down and owns a .149/.255/.426 slash line over his past 13 games. Still, he has four home runs during the stretch with 11 runs and 10 RBI. So there is a little inconsistency in his fantasy stock currently. With Kershaw ($9,900, 19.8% of cap) taking the hill, FantasyScore players should avoid Montero ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) and Szczur ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) Friday.

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Cubs | Dan Haren suffers loss Thursday

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:45:26 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Dan Haren (8-9) allowed five runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the San Francisco Giants Thursday, Aug. 27, with three walks and four strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: In five starts since being acquired from Miami, Haren ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) is 1-2 with a 6.33 ERA. He is scheduled to make his next start against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, Sept. 1, but should be avoided in FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Fernando Rodney acquired by Cubs

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:49:34 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Fernando Rodney was acquired by the Chicago Cubs Thursday, Aug. 27, in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Fantasy Tip: Rodney's role in the bullpen is not known at this point, so owners should monitor the situation. Rodney could be a fantasy option if he receives some save opportunities in the final month of the season.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant playing right field

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:29:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant is playing right field and batting third, and SS Jonathan Herrera is starting at third base and batting ninth against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Thursday, Aug. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) receiving looks in the outfield should fuel the speculative fire for a Javier Baez recall. Baez has 45 runs, 13 home runs, 60 RBI and a .317/.382/.534 slash line over 294 plate appearances with Class AAA Iowa this season, and he is capable of player third base, second base and shortstop. At worst, seasonal owners should be keeping tabs on a potential Baez promotion, as he owns elite power potential for a middle infielder. Herrera ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief at FantasyScore Thursday, and Bryant is a risky play at his hefty salary.

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Cubs | No Chris Coghlan against San Fran

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:21:51 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Chris Coghlan is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 27. 2B Starlin Castro is starting at second base and batting fifth against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Coghlan ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) has been an excellent contributor of late with 13 runs, four home runs, 11 RBI and a .840 OPS in August. However, he rarely plays against lefties, so make sure to take that in consideration before adding him to your seasonal team. Castro ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) isn't a strong FantasyScore play Thursday against Bumgarner ($9,600, 19.2% of cap), but it is worth noting, Castro is currently riding a respectable 20-for-69 stretch.

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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
Berry Quintin OF
Black Corey RP
Blackburn Paul P
Blackford Todd P
Boegarts Jair 1B
Bonifacio Emilio 2B
Borques Smaily OF
Brannon Clint P
Brazis Matt P
Bristow Justin P
Britton Drake SP
Bryant Kris 3B
Buchter Ryan RP
Bueno Francisley RP
Bunton Michael P
Burke Kyler P
Cabeza Yaniel C
Cabrera Alberto P
Cahill Trevor SP
Calvert Kurt OF
Camp Matt INF
Campusano Edward P
Caratini Victor C
Cardenas Adrian 3B
Cardona Javier C
Caridad Esmailin P
Carlin Luke C
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
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
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
Haren Dan SP
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
Hunter Tommy RP
Ibarra Walter SS
Jackson Austin OF
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
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
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
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
Robles Gregorio OF
Rodney Fernando RP
Rodriguez Jhon P
Rohlicek Russ P
Rondon Hector RP
Rondon Manuel P
Roquet Rocky P
Ross David C
Rosscup Zach P
Rowen Ben RP
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
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