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Cubs | Kris Bryant drives in three

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:35:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant had a tiebreaking two-run double Monday, April 20, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he finished with three hits and three RBIs.

Fantasy Tip: After a poor debut Bryant is picking up the pace and living up to the hype, hitting at a .429 clip with four RBIs during the early days of his career. At $4,400 (or 8.8% of cap) he is a decent mid-level play.

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Cubs | Addison Russell headed for north side

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:09:02 -0700

The Chicago Cubs plan to recall SS Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa, sources said Monday, April 20.

Fantasy Tip: Russell has been playing second base in the minors, and it might be a spot for him in the short term with Tommy La Stella on the 15-day disabled list and Starlin Castro entrenched at short. Itís an exciting time for fantasy owners in keeper leagues, as the Cubs first recalled Kris Bryant and now Russell. For FantasyScore purposes, let Russell get his feet wet before plugging him into your lineup.

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Cubs | Javier Baez yet to play

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:08:16 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez has yet to play for Triple-A Iowa this year, as he remains on the bereavement list following the death of his 21-year-old sister.

Fantasy Tip: Baez was off to a rough spring training, which led to him starting the year in the minors. An unfortunate set of circumstances landed him on the bereavement list, and it's looking like it could take a while for him to earn a promotion back to the bigs. Addison Russell is taking grounders at second at Iowa, leading us to believe that he'll be up in the majors before Baez in 2015. Baez should only be stashed in NL-only leagues at this point.

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


MLB | Cubs-Pirates game will be delayed

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:49:17 -0700

The start of the game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, April 20, will be delayed duo to weather.

Fantasy Tip: Starting pitchers are especially at risk when there are weather delays because it often interrupts their warmup routines. At this point, there are no indications that either Jake Arrieta ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) or A.J. Burnett ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) will be impacted by the delay, though.

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


Cubs | Addison Russell playing second base

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:31:25 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Addison Russell has been playing second base with Triple-A Iowa in preparation for a potential opening at the keystone with the Cubs, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Fantasy Tip: Russell is a top-tier prospect, and Chicago doesn't have an incumbent who can match his talent. Taking a flier in deep mixed leagues sooner than later in anticipation of a recall isn't out of the question. Through 37 minor league at-bats, Russell has seven runs, a home run, seven RBI and a .297/.308/.432 slash line. Continue to monitor the situation and check back for updates.

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


Pirates | Jung-Ho Kang starting vs. Cubs

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:56:15 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung-Ho Kang is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against the Chicago Cubs Monday, April 20.

Fantasy Tip: Kang ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has a single hit and walk through his first 11 plate appearances this season. While there is upside, it would be nice to see him put together a solid night at the plate before taking a leap of faith in FantasyScore contests.

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Cubs | Jake Arrieta has had success against Bucs

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:41:56 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta is 3-0 with a 3.13 ERA (eight earned runs in 23 innings) in his career against the Pittsburgh Pirates in four starts. The Cubs have won each of his four career starts against the Bucs.

Fantasy Tip: Arrieta ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) would be a solid FantasyScore pitching selection if the weather holds up at pitcher-friendly PNC Park Monday night. He's worth paying up for while going against the reeling Bucs if rain doesn't get in the way.

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


Cubs | Starlin Castro likes facing A.J. Burnett

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:41:22 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro is 13-for-29 (.448) with three extra-base hits in his career against Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) makes for a strong FantasyScore play today against Burnett, if the weather holds up. Check back closer to game time to make sure rain won't play a factor in this one before clicking on Castro.

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


Cubs | Kris Bryant has forgettable debut

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:13:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his major league debut against the San Diego Padres Friday, April 17. He was hitting cleanup and starting at third base. Bryant said he had only three hours of sleep before his debut Friday. He was hitting .321 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 28 at-bats with Triple-A Iowa before his call-up. Cubs executive Theo Epstein said Bryant wouldn't have been brought up had 3B Mike Olt (wrist) not landed on the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) looked overmatched and may have been pressing in his MLB debut Friday. If you had been stashing him in standard fantasy leagues, you'll want him in your starting lineups immediately. At FantasyScore, you may want to hold off and let him get his feet wet in the bigs first. A matchup against Padres starter Tyson Ross tomorrow could be another tough day for the youngster.

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Cubs | Jonathan Herrera starting at 2B

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:31:41 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Jonathan Herrera is starting at second base and hitting ninth in the batting order against San Diego Padres SP James Shields Friday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Herrera ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a weak-hitting utility infielder that should be ignored at FantasyScore, especially while hitting at the bottom of the lineup against an ace like Shields.

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Cubs | Kris Bryant hitting cleanup

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:46:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant was recalled from Triple-A Iowa Friday, April 17, and is hitting cleanup against the San Diego Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant enters the fold with possibly the most hype since Bryce Harper came up in 2012. Give him a game or two to get his feet wet on FantasyScore.

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


Cubs | Mike Olt headed to DL

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:32:37 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (wrist) will be placed on the disabled list after an MRI revealed a fractured wrist Thursday, April 16.

Fantasy Tip: Olt was already a shaky play at FantasyScore because of his poor batting average, and he heads to the disabled list just in time for Kris Bryant to be called up. If Bryant performs at the level he is expected to, Olt may not have many at-bats waiting when he recovers.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLBDepthCharts.com - Jason Martinez


Cubs | Kris Bryant to be called up Friday

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:36:08 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant will be called up Friday, April 17. The Cubs will begin a home series against the San Diego Padres Friday, with RHP James Shields expected to start the series opener for the Padres.

Fantasy Tip: Bryant hit .333 with two home runs in 29 plate appearances through just six games for Class AAA Iowa. Bryant should be owned in every league and will be a popular play in FantasyScore right away. After a jaw-dropping spring training run, there seems to be little reason to not invest in Bryant immediately, but owners should be looking for lesser owned assets in GPP games.

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


Cubs | Kris Bryant promotion coming Friday?

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:27:40 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant is hitting .333 in six minor league games with Triple-A Iowa with two home runs to start the year. The first day he can be promoted to the majors so that the Cubs can pick up an extra year of service time on him would be Friday, April 17. 3B Mike Olt (wrist) is dealing with an injured right wrist and 2B Tommy La Stella (rib cage) just landed on the disabled list. Cubs third basemen are hitting a combined .125 with a .472 OPS and one extra-base hit.

Fantasy Tip: It would not be a shock to see Bryant called up at the end of this week for offensive reinforcement in Chicago. He's a popular pick as the National League Rookie of the Year in 2015, and he has heaps of upside and monster power potential. He'll be a popular play at FantasyScore when he arrives on the scene.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman


Cubs | Mike Olt remains out

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:23:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (wrist) is still not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 15. 2B Arismendy Alcantara is starting at third base and is hitting seventh in the batting order against Cincinnati Reds SP Jason Marquis.

Fantasy Tip: Alcantara ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) brings an exciting mix of power and speed as an infielder, and he should be considered a nice sleeper choice at second base at FantasyScore against Marquis.

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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
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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