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Cubs | Dexter Fowler returns with a bang

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:15:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) returned from a 27-game absence and went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Talk about shaking off the rust. Fowler picked up where he left off and looks safe to deploy going forward.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler back in leadoff spot

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:08:21 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) is back off the disabled list and is hitting leadoff against Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson Friday, July 22. As a result, 2B/OF Javier Baez will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler hasn't played in a major league game in over a month, so it's understandable to be hesitant to throw him back into starting lineups immediately. But keep in mind he's been great for fantasy owners with his .290/.398/.483 slash line, seven homers, 41 runs, 28 RBI and six steals. Baez will bounce around as a utility player, but solid playing time may be harder to come by now.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler back from DL

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:00:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) is being activated from the disabled list Friday, July 22, according to a source. Fowler has been out of the lineup since he was injured June 18. RP Spencer Patton and OF Albert Almora will be sent to Class AAA Iowa.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler may be a little rusty with some time off, so it's understandable if you're hesitant to throw him back into seasonal lineups immediately. But he's been a boon to fantasy owners with his .290/.398/.483 slash line and seven home runs, 41 runs, 28 RBI and six steals. Almora is a promising youngster who was the casualty of a stacked roster. He showed well, hitting .265 with two homers and nine RBI but has an uphill battle to climb for playing time moving forward. He should be kept in most dynasty leagues, however.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers


Cubs | Mike Montgomery to pitch out of 'pen

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:16:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Mike Montgomery will pitch out of the bullpen for the Cubs. He's holding left-handed hitters to a .164 average this year and has a nice 2.34 ERA in 32 games (30 relief outings for the Seattle Mariners). Montgomery is a former first-round pick of the Kansas City Royals, and manager Joe Maddon described him as a "big left-hander with a very good arm."

Fantasy Tip: The Cubs have been lacking a solid lefty reliever in their bullpen this year, so Montgomery is a nice fit. He had a nice run in Seattle's rotation last year, but he's unlikely to make an impact there with the Cubs. For that reason his fantasy value is very limited aside from the deepest of leagues for his nice ratios.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers


Cubs | Chicago interested in Josh Reddick

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:05:25 -0700

The Chicago Cubs are looking at Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick, according to sources. He is starting to hit again after missing almost six weeks with a fractured thumb. Cubs executive Theo Epstein drafted Reddick with the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Reddick has a healthy .301/.380/.445 slash line with six home runs and 23 RBI for the A's, and his fantasy stock would surely rise if he were to join the NL's most potent offense. That could mean bad news for Jason Heyward, though.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo homers twice Wednesday

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:14:03 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in a victory over the New York Mets Wednesday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Rizzo is batting .328 with five home runs and 13 RBI through 64 at-bats this month and is tied for the National League lead in runs batted in. He is a must-start option in all fantasy formats.

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Cubs | Kyle Hendricks has impressive outing

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:12:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks (9-6) allowed seven hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the New York Mets Wednesday, July 20. He walked one batter and struck out seven.

Fantasy Tip: Hendricks has allowed just one unearned run through 19 2/3 innings during the month of July, with five walks and 13 strikeouts. His next scheduled start will come against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, July 26, and he makes a viable pitching option in all formats.

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Cubs | Dexter Fowler begins rehab assignment

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:11:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Dexter Fowler (hamstring) started a rehab assignment with Class AAA Iowa Wednesday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Fowler's rehab assignment is expected to be brief and he should remain stashed in all fantasy formats because of his ability to contribute in all major statistical categories. OF Albert Almora is likely to be optioned to the minors when Fowler is activated from the disabled list and C/OF Wilson Contreras and INF/OF Javier Baez could see a reduction in playing time.

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Mets | Asdrubal Cabrera sitting vs. Cubs

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:08:18 -0700

New York Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. INF Wilmer Flores draws into the starting lineup at third base and is batting third against Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera is having a respectable season with 39 runs, 13 home runs, 31 RBI and a .266/.321/.432 slash line and should be viewed as a low-end starter in deep mixed and NL-only leagues. Flores is hitting when receiving the chance and owns a .290/.344/.510 slash line with 19 runs, eight home runs and 24 RBI since the calendar flipped to May. He's worth owning in deeper settings to plug in when he's in the lineup. Flores is also a viable flier in daily contests Wednesday.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComo


Mets | Neil Walker out vs. Cubs

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:58:50 -0700

New York Mets 2B Neil Walker is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. 2B Kelly Johnson is starting at the keystone and batting sixth against Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Walker is mired in a 4-for-34 funk with a .431 OPS over his past 10 games, and after hitting nine home runs in April, he's hit just seven since. View Walker as a fringe starter at the keystone in the majority of seasonal leagues. Johnson isn't receiving enough playing time to be anything more than a desperation own in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues. He's not a priority in daily contests Wednesday, too.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComo


Mets | No Yoenis Cespedes against Cubs

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:48:17 -0700

New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 20. OF Juan Lagares is starting in center field and batting seventh against Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Sub out Cespedes where you can in seasonal leagues. Despite battling nagging injuries for most of the season, he's remained a high-end outfielder with 47 runs, 21 home runs, 52 RBI and a .295/.367/.567 slash line. Lagares is a potential low-priced flier for daily contests Wednesday, but he's nothing more than a depth option in cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComo


Cubs | Kyle Hendricks in cruise control at Wrigley

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:31:06 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks owns a 1.50 ERA through 10 appearances at Wrigley Field this season, which is the second-lowest home ERA in the league. Hendricks is starting against the New York Mets Wednesday, July 20.

Fantasy Tip: Aside from legging a touch behind in the strikeout department (7.7 K/9), Hendricks has been a true breakout contributor for fantasy owners this season with eight wins, a 2.41 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP. And it isn't like 89 strikeouts through 104 2/3 innings is anything to shake a stick at. Unless things change drastically, Hendricks is on his way to finishing as a No. 2 fantasy starter. He's worth a look in daily contests against the Mets Wednesday, too.

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


Cubs | Golden sombrero for Anthony Rizzo

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:10:15 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo was hitless in four at-bats with four strikeouts Tuesday, July 19, against the New York Mets.

Fantasy Tip: It was an ugly game for Rizzo, but he remains a must-start in all fantasy leagues due to his strong average and power numbers.

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Cubs | No-decision for Jake Arrieta

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:39:19 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta allowed one earned run, five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts over seven innings in a quality start and no-decision Tuesday, July 19, against the New York Mets. He threw 63 of his 85 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Arrieta is winless in three July starts, but this was his first quality start and the All-Star break appears to have given him the shot in the arm he needed to get back on track. Regardless of the rough patch, he remains an obvious must-start fantasy option across all formats and DFS play.

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Cubs | Anthony Rizzo riding a hot stretch

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:42:14 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo has reached base safely in 23 of his past 25 games with a .375 batting average (36-for-96), seven home runs and 19 RBI.

Fantasy Tip: Rizzo is an elite fantasy contributor and sits with 56 runs, 22 home runs, 68 RBI and a .293/.406/.586 slash line. After stealing 17 bases in 2015, he has just two this season, though. Still, it's tough to complain given Rizzo's improvements across the other four categories.

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Acevedo Andury P
Almora Albert OF
Alvarez R.J. P
Anderson Dennis C
Angulo Fabian P
Arrieta Jake SP
Ashwood Zachary P
Avery Matt P
Bachman Corey P
Baez Javier 2B
Barnes Scott RP
Batista Frank P
Bautista Luis C
Beeler Dallas SP
Bernard Oscar C
Black Corey RP
Blackford Todd P
Boegarts Jair 1B
Borques Smaily OF
Brannon Clint P
Brazis Matt P
Bristow Justin P
Brooks Aaron SP
Bryant Kris 3B
Buchanan Jake SP
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
Candelario Jeimer 3B
Caratini Victor C
Cardenas Adrian 3B
Cardona Javier C
Caridad Esmailin P
Caro Roberto OF
Carreno Marcelo SP
Carrillo Marco P
Carter Brian P
Cash David P
Castillo Jesus RP
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 Willson C
Cooper Blake RP
Craig Matt 3B
Crawford Evan M. OF
Crow Aaron RP
Dent Ryan SS
Diaz Dayan P
Doullard Jon C
Dubois Jason OF
Dugan Kelly OF
Echevarria Angel OF
Edwards C.J. SP
Espino Paolo P
Esposito Brian C
Estevez Ricardo P
Federowicz Tim C
Feliciano Pedro RP
Fife Stephen SP
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
Gomes Brandon RP
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
Heyward Jason OF
Hickman Charles SS
Higgins Yuri P
Hoorelbeke Sean 1B
Howard Ben SP
Huijer Lars P
Ibarra Walter SS
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
Jones Geoff P
Jones Jericho OF
Jones Nick 2B
Joseph Alfred OF
Kalish Ryan OF
Kawasaki Munenori SS
Keedy Ryan 1B
Kennard Jeffrey P
Koerber Scott RP
Kosow Jason P
La Stella Tommy 3B
Lackey John SP
Lambert Casey P
Larsen Andrew SS
Layden Timothy P
Leal Erick P
Leathersich Jack RP
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 Eddy Julio OF
Martinez Ericdervid P
Martinez Jonathan P
Matchulat Toby P
Mathes J.R. P
Matusz Brian RP
Maysonet Edwin SS
McClain Scott 3B
McCormack Zack P
McDaniel Dan P
McKinney Billy OF
McQuade Tony OF
Meyer Scott P
Meyers Ryan P
Miller Gerald OF
Mitchell Tarlandas P
Montero Miguel C
Montgomery Mike RP
Morgan Ryan INF
Moss Bill INF
Mota Arismendy P
Mota Jonathan INF
Mottran Billy 3B
Murray Heath RP
Murton Matt OF
Muschko Craig P
Nagel Jonathan P
Nathan Joe RP
Negrin Yoanner RP
Negron Kris OF
Norwood Ryan INF
Opitz Jake 2B
Oropesa Eddie RP
Ortiz Joseph RP
Ovando Ariel OF
Overholt Sean P
Paniagua Juan Carlos P
Papelbon Jeremy SP
Parra Manny RP
Patton Spencer RP
Pawelek Mark P
Peralta Joel RP
Peralta Starling P
Perez Juan OF
Perkins Vince P
Petrick Billy RP
Pettibone Jonathan SP
Pignatiello Carmen P
Pineda Francoris P
Pries Jordan P
Ramirez Horacio P
Ramirez Manny OF
Rea Jeffrey INF
Reyes Rene OF
Rhee Dae-Eun P
Rhoderick Kevin P
Richie Tony C
Ridling Rebel 1B
Riefenhauser C.J. RP
Rios Jose SS
Rizzo Anthony 1B
Robles Gregorio OF
Rodriguez Jhon P
Rohlicek Russ P
Rondon Hector RP
Rondon Manuel P
Roquet Rocky P
Ross David C
Rosscup Zach P
Rowen Ben RP
Rucinski Drew SP
Russell Addison SS
Sabates Roberto C
Sanchez Daniel SS
Santiago Andres P
Santo Joel P
Sasser Dustin P
Sawyer Marc INF
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
Soto Giovanni P
Spencer Matt OF
Stanford Jason RP
Strop Pedro RP
Svetlic Mike INF
Szczur Matt OF
Szuminski Jason P
Taylor Scott P
Thomas Anthony INF
Tidball Adam C
Tineo Jose P
Trinidad Polin P
Tseng Jen-Ho P
Underwood Chad P
Underwood Duane P
Valaika Chris SS
Valdez Jeudy INF
Vento Stephen P
Villanueva Christian 3B
Wallach Brett SP
Wang Yao-Lin P
Warren Adam SP
Watkins Logan 2B
Wick Olin C
Williams Ryan P
Willis TeWayne OF
Wood Travis RP
Wright Ty OF
Wyatt Jonathan OF
Zobrist Ben 2B

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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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