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MLB | Cubs-Reds postponed Saturday

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:59:35 -0700

The game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds Saturday, April 25, has been postponed due to rain.

Fantasy Tip: Pull all Reds and Cubs from your FantasyScore lineups.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler returns to the lineup

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:43:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (groin) is batting leadoff and playing center field against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Before the injury, Fowler ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) was scoring runs at will with 10 over his previous 10 games, and he stole three bases, too. During the span, he also sported a .279/.380/.488 slash line with five extra-base hits. Typicallly, FatasyScore players are encouraged to be cautious with players returning from injury, but Fowler pinch hit Thursday, April 23, and Fowler is in an ideal lineup spot to to continue touching home plate frequently.

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Cubs | Jon Lester a slow starter

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:03:25 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester is 13-15 with a 4.04 ERA in the first month of the season in his career, and he's 0-2 with a 6.89 ERA in three games in 2015. He'll make his fourth start against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, April 24. He allowed six runs and 10 hits in six innings to the Reds April 13.

Fantasy Tip: It's still early, but Lester ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) owners should be mildly concerned, especially considering he has major issues holding runners on base. While he's in his early-season rut, it's best to stay clear of him at FantasyScore, especially at his price point. The Reds have been one of the better offensive clubs in baseball in the first month.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler available

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:48:39 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (groin) is available to pinch hit Thursday, April 23, after leaving early with a tight groin Wednesday, April 22. He was taken out as a precaution last night.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) should be good to go for Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds and starter Mike Leake. Fowler is attractive to FantasyScore users atop the Chicago lineup, and he should be in consideration for your daily lineups tomorrow if he returns at a hitter-friendly ballpark in Cincy.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo hitting second

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:29:26 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo is hitting second Thursday, April 23, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Rizzo ($5,500, 11.0% of your cap) has 10 walks in 47 at-bats thus far, so maybe it's a move to give him a chance to see more pitches to hit. He has a .319-1-5 line to open the season, but the move takes away some RBI potential. He's still an elite first baseman option on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant in center field

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:28:42 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B/OF Kris Bryant is hitting cleanup and playing center field Thursday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: This just adds to his versatility and keeps him on the field. At $4,400 (8.8% of your cap), he's a midrange third baseman on FantasyScore.

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Cubs | Tsuyoshi Wada makes rehab start

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:02:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Tsuyoshi Wada (groin) made his first minor-league rehab start Wednesday, April 22 for Triple-A Iowa. He allowed two runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings, walking four and striking out five.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain if Wada will have a place in the Chicago rotation when he is back to 100 percent, if he will work out of the bullpen or if he will pitch for the I-Cubs. Either way, FantasyScore owners need not bother with him until he can officially make a start for the big club and prove his health.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler leaves game

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:58:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (groin) left the game Wednesday, April 22, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to tightness in his right groin.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler ($3,000; 6.0% of cap) was replaced by Chris Denorfia ($1,900; 3.8% of cap), who might get a start in Fowler's place if he is forced to miss time. FantasyScore owners will want to avoid Fowler until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks. Legs are obviously an important part of his game.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant off to good start

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:47:26 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant had two more hits and two more RBI Tuesday, April 22, and he has eight hits and six RBI in his first five major league games, making him only the third player in team history with at least that many hits and RBI in the first five games of his career.

Fantasy Tip: After a disappointing debut in which he struck out three times last Friday, Bryant ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has delivered on his prospect hype, minus the home runs. At his current FantasyScore price, Bryant is an excellent value play worth daily consideration. Look to get him into your daily lineups Wednesday against Pittsburgh Pirates starter Vance Worley.

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Cubs | Addison Russell has rough debut

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:27:34 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell was hitless in five at-bats with three strikeouts in his major league debut Tuesday, April 21, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: There will certainly be better days for Russell. FantasyScore owners simply need to be patient, as he will hit much sooner than later.

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Cubs | Addison Russell batting ninth

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:09:56 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Addison Russell will bat ninth in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 21, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Fantasy Tip: Russell is too new a callup to have any official FantasyScore value yet, but it's clear they want to remove any pressure from him by batting Russell last in the lineup. Like with Kris Bryant, there will be some pressure on him to start so wait until he has had one or two games under his belt.

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Cubs | Miguel Montero out of Tuesday lineup

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:55:33 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Miguel Montero is not in the batting order Tuesday, April 21, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. C Welington Castillo is hitting instead.

Fantasy Tip: Montero ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) looks like he is getting a standard night off. Castillo ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) may not be a bad option for starters looking to go cheap on the catcher spot, but catchers like Texas Rangers starter Carlos Corporan ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) may be a better bet.

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Cubs | Chris Denorfia in Tuesday lineup

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:54:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Chris Denorfia is in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 21, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. OF Chris Coghlan is on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Denorfia ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) will likely be in the outfield mix before too long as he was just activated from the 15-day disabled list. Coghlan is listed as No. 1 on the LF depth chart, but keep an eye on Denorfia moving forward. He has two hits in three at-bats and could move into a platoon with Coghlan against left-handed pitchers.

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Cubs | Addison Russell to debut Tuesday

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:11:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Addison Russell is expected to make his major league debut while starting at second base against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, April 21. Russell was hitting .318 with Triple-A Iowa before his call-up.

Fantasy Tip: Russell came up as a shortstop, but he'll be even more valuable when he gains second base eligibility. He can do a little bit of everything, and he should be owned in all leagues immediately. Russel will be a cheap commodity at FantasyScore in the early going, and it'll be hard to argue better value for his upside, especially in an improved Cubs lineup.

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Cubs | Arismendy Alcantara demoted

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:07:24 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara will be optioned to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, April 21, to make room for SS Addison Russell. Russell was hitting .318 for Iowa before the call-up. Chicago second basemen ranked 29th in the league with a .135 batting average and last with a .355 OPS. Alcantara was hitting only .077.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) obviously can now be ignored at FantasyScore, and he's no longer useful in standard or deep mixed leagues. You may want to stash him in deep NL-only leagues in case he's back in Chicago before long.

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Chicago Cubs Player News

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
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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